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"This obsession with the slavery of the Antebellum South, again, it is something that happened in the past. No White person alive today in the United States of America has ever owned a slave. No Black person alive today in the United States of America has ever had to pick cotton.

But the reality is, we are all (White or Black, Brown, Red, Peach Taupe Mauve, Plaid) slaves anyway to the "Infernal" Revenue Service, to the Federal Reserve, to the IMF, to the military industrial complex, to the Medical Industrial complex. We do not have the freedom to be independent.

We are forced to buy and to use certain products, to surrender our money for things we don't really want, and that really is an ideal definition of slavery: that your work product is taken away from you and you get nothing in return that you want.

But this obsession with the slavery of the Antebellum South is being fanned up to divide the American people against each other so that we don't unite together against the slavery that is happening in front of us now today.

You think about that for a while." -- Michael Rivero

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October 19, 2019

Oct 19 06:18

America’s Road Map To $40 Trillion National Debt By 2028

Oct 19 06:17

Some 5,000 settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque during Sukkot

For the third consecutive day, around 2,473 settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and performed Talmudic rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Arab48.com reported on Friday.

On Thursday, 816 settlers bombarded the holy site through Al-Magharbeh Gate. They besieged the mosque under heavy protection by the Israeli police.

The largest number of settlers to forcibly enter the third holiest site for all Muslims on the planet, during the ongoing season of the Israeli Jewish holidays was 1,000, occurring last Wednesday.

Israeli occupation forces are imposing strict measures at the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque, preventing many Palestinians from entering the holy site, while also thoroughly inspecting those allowed to enter.

Oct 19 06:16

Palestinians in Gaza protest for 79th Friday

Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip huddled together at the Israeli security fence to take part in the 79th consecutive Friday of weekly anti-occupation protests known as the Great March of Return, Anadolu Agency reports.

Protesters from across the Gaza Strip headed to the eastern areas of the coastal enclave raising anti-occupation banners and Palestinian flags.

Since the Gaza rallies began in March last year, nearly 270 protesters have been martyred — and thousands more wounded — by Israeli forces at the security fence areas with Gaza.

Oct 19 06:15

Secret NATO Military Exercises in Germany Drill Nuclear War Scenario – Report

The reported war games are being held a few months after the collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between Russia and the US, which was prompted by Washington’s move to withdraw from the accord on 2 August.

NATO allies are holding secret military exercises in Germany, which aim to drill a nuclear war scenario, the German newspaper Kronen Zeitung reports.

During the drills, codenamed “Steadfast Noon”, the military personnel utilise warplanes which could be equipped with nuclear weapons in the event of a war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why in the name of heaven are the US political classes planning Armageddon for the rest of us, who do not have "panic bunkers", rather than attempting to ratchet down tensions with Russia, which could mean peace and prosperity for a lot of people around the world?!?

Because, in a few words, we are completely expendable to them, other than as cannon fodder.

Russia understands what happens when war is on their doorstep; most Americans have absolutely zero connection with the American Civil War, so their only connection to war are the "sanitized" bits of footage and soundbites they get from their television, if it ever gets discussed by the talking head/Corporatistas at all.

And for me, all wars represent "a catastrophic failure of imagination" when other modalities for conflict resolution are not employed.

Oct 19 06:01

Getting Out Of Foreign Wars: Next Up, Ukraine?

Authored by Doug Bandow via The American Conservative blog,

Recently Ukraine has been thrown into the spotlight as Democrats gear up to impeach President Donald Trump. More important, though, is its role in damaging America’s relations with Russia, which has resulted in a mini-Cold War that the U.S. needs to end.

In 2014, Washington and European governments backed a street putsch against the elected, though highly corrupt, pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych. The Putin government responded by annexing Crimea and backing separatist forces in Eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region. Washington and Brussels imposed economic sanctions on Russia and provided military aid to Kiev.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Annexing Crimea"?!? Sir, let's stop with the codswallop, because it has become far too much to swallow. And President Obama admitted to the US role in this Ukrainian putsch during a televised interview:

Obama admists that the US government brokered a deal in support of Regime Change in Ukraine

Apparently, you have utterly no grasp of what really happened, after Poroshenko was "anointed" as Ukraine's geopolitical "saviour" in 2014.

The people in Crimea knew that there would be no decency, or real representation in government coming out of Kiev (you do know what country of which the city is capital, don't you?!?) forthcoming for a long time to come. So this is what the people of Crimea did:

1. In a fair and honest referendum, the Crimean government asked its people if it wanted to stay with Ukraine, or leave it, after the "election" to install Poroshenko. Overwhelmingly, Crimea voted to leave Ukraine, and request that the Russian Federation allow Crimea to return to as a member of the Russian Federation.

2. Here is the BBC article on this; had you actually done your homework, and researched this intelligently (which you obviously did not), you would have realized that this was a documented referendum, and a documented return to Russia as a choice by the Crimean people

And I would like to add here, that "peaceful self-determination" is one of the most critically important portions of the UN charter, to which both Russia and the US are also a signatory./ Crimea referendum: Voters 'back Russia union' Russia then accepted them as full members of the Russian Federation; there was no "annexation" whatsoever, period, end of discussion.

Oct 19 06:01

The Warning Signs Are Flashing For U.S. Shale


Oct 19 05:59

MILITARY WARNING!! U.S. COMMANDERS CALL FOR REMOVAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP!!

Oct 19 05:57

Twitter War Breaks Out Between "Russian Asset" Tulsi Gabbard And "Warmongering Queen" Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard - who like Trump was quickly put in the crosshairs of the military industrial complex, the deep state and the pro-war Atlantic Council for her de-interventionist foreign policy - fired back at Hillary Clinton, accusing her of being behind a "concerted campaign" to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. Earlier in the day, Hillary Clinton floated a conspiracy theory that the Russians are "grooming" the Hawaii congresswoman to be a third-party candidate in 2020, while claiming 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein is "also" a Russian asset.

“Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton,” Gabbard tweeted late on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain."

Oct 19 05:57

Twitter War Breaks Out Between "Russian Asset" Tulsi Gabbard And "Warmongering Queen" Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard - who like Trump was quickly put in the crosshairs of the military industrial complex, the deep state and the pro-war Atlantic Council for her de-interventionist foreign policy - fired back at Hillary Clinton, accusing her of being behind a "concerted campaign" to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. Earlier in the day, Hillary Clinton floated a conspiracy theory that the Russians are "grooming" the Hawaii congresswoman to be a third-party candidate in 2020, while claiming 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein is "also" a Russian asset.

“Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton,” Gabbard tweeted late on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain."

Oct 19 05:55

Turkish president Erdogan threatens to restart offensive in Syria

Scattered fighting flared in northern Syria on Friday despite a ceasefire deal as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would resume a full-scale operation against Kurdish forces if they do not withdraw from a border "safe zone."

US President Donald Trump said Mr Erdogan told him there had been "minor sniper and mortar fire" in the region "that was quickly eliminated" and the Turkish leader assured him in a call that "he very much wants the ceasefire, or pause, to work."

Mustefa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), accused Turkey, however, of violating the ceasefire deal reached during a visit to Ankara on Thursday by US Vice President Mike Pence.

Oct 19 05:55

Biden, son, campaign sued over YouTube shutdown

Larry Klayman, a former federal prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is suing Joe Biden and his 2020 campaign, Hunter Biden and and an official, accusing them of interfering with his Freedom Watch YouTube channel.

The case, in the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach, seeks damages of up to $75,000 for YouTube's suspension of his channel "as a result of undue and illegal political and other pressure and veiled threats from and exerted by defendants, each and every one of them, working together in concert, jointly and severally."

Oct 19 05:53

Op-Ed: Child Pornography is Flooding the Internet While Feds Jerk Off

The root of the problem can be traced back to the twin poisons of liberal ideology (paraphilia and individualism) and corruption. The National Center of Missing & Exploited Children has been compromised by bribes from big tech companies, according to a statement given by their Canadian counterparts to the Times. Google, Facebook, etc do not see the 4,400% increase in child pornography on the internet in the last five years, much of it enabled by their platforms, as that big of a deal. On the other hand, they also know that there is still a taboo against it in America (for now) so they pay watchdogs to avoid emphasizing their role in this controversy.

Oct 19 05:52

Now is the time for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act and stop the lawless, treasonous left

The Left has become so lawless and out-of-control in the age of Trump – openly rejecting the election results and continuing to wreak havoc throughout society in protest – that some are now calling on the president to invoke the Insurrection Act and clean house.

Writing for PJMedia, David Solway explains how, if necessary to thwart subversion and treason, the President of the United States is legally allowed to invoke Article III, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, procuring a suitable recourse for prosecuting treasonous acts against the Republic.

However, if this is seen as being too “harsh” or even counterproductive to achieving the desired results, the president can instead choose to invoke the Insurrection Act, which would enable him “to put down lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion.”


Oct 19 05:52

CIA Covert Operative William Barr Nominated by Trump for Attorney General. His Role in the Iran Contra Affair

Why was Barr chosen, given his shocking and deeply criminal/cover-up kingpin background?

Was Trump duped by Deep State enemies, who have placed another predator into his administration with the power to destroy his presidency? Or has Trump co-opted and turned Barr, in the hopes that Barr will do Trump’s bidding? Why would Barr ever turn against his own Deep State cronies?

Oct 19 05:51

Despite Damning Scientific Evidence, EPA Dismisses Link Between Parkinson’s and Exposure to the Herbicide Paraquat

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is downplaying the connection between exposure to the herbicide paraquat and the development of Parkinson’s disease, per registration review documents released by the agency this week. Although unsurprising given the current administration’s track record of defending some of the most heinous chemicals still on the market, the review nonetheless marks a low point for scientific integrity within EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, according to advocates.

Oct 19 05:50

Panic And Terror In Mexico: Cartels Wage Open War In Streets

Mexican president says they had to release the son of drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman after an intense battle between security forces and cartel gunmen as 'the situation became very difficult' and 'many people were at risk'


Oct 19 05:49

TURKISH-FUNDED SYRIAN NATIONAL ARMY AND MYTH OF UNITED SYRIAN OPPOSITION

Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring once again drew wide attention not only to the so-called Kurdish question, but also to attempts of Ankara to create a unified Syrian opposition as an alternative to the Assad government. According to official Turkish statements, the goal of the operation is to secure the southern Turkish border defeating “the terrorism” and allow up to 2 million of refugees to return to their homes. Nonetheless, there are no doubts that the operation, like previous military actions in the provinces of Aleppo, Lattakia and Idlib, will be used by Turkey to expand its own influence.

Oct 19 05:47

Actor Tom Arnold Threatens Assassination of President Trump



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Oct 19 05:46

What Did AG Bill Barr Find in Australia on the Obama Spygate Scandal?

According to a leak to The New York Times, President Trump “pushed” the Australian Prime Minister during a recent phone call in September to help AG Barr gather information that could potentially discredit Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

The New York Times went on to say, “[T]he discussion with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia shows the extent to which Mr. Trump sees the attorney general as a critical partner in his goal to show that the Mueller investigation had corrupt and partisan origins, and the extent that Mr. Trump sees the Justice Department inquiry as a potential way to gain leverage over America’s closest allies.”

Oct 19 05:44

BREAKING: Special Investigator John Durham Recovered BlackBerrys Used by Joseph Mifsud to Spy on George Papadopolous and Others

General Mike Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell on Tuesday filed a motion demanding the Justice Department produce Brady Material that has recently come into the DOJ’s possession which includes 2 phones (BlackBerrys) used by Deep State spy Joseph Mifsud.

As we reported in mid-September, Sidney Powell gave us a clue regarding the Deep State’s actions in setting up members of the Trump team.

Powell requested that the US government provide her and her client, General Mike Flynn, documents related to Deep State spy Joseph Mifsud from an event in late 2015.

Powell referred to “302s” regarding the dinner event in 2015 that General Flynn attended, which means that the FBI was interviewing Mifsud as early as 2015 and knew EXACTLY who Mifsud was and was not before Papadopoulos ever met Mifsud.

Oct 19 05:30

Mike Rowe: Democratic Debate Was Millionaires ‘Arguing Over Who Hates The Millionaires The Most’


Oct 19 05:30

China's $3.6 Billion Bailout Insulates Turkey From US

Authored by 'Spengler' via The Asia Times,

Beijing’s biggest support package ever for President Erdogan arrives at a critical time...

Despite the US threat to “obliterate and destroy” Turkey’s economy, the Turkish lira and Turkish interest rates barely have budged in the past week (Turkish stocks, especially banks, are down sharply, in part due to the US criminal charges against Halkbank for aiding Iran sanctions violations). That is remarkable given the fragility of Turkey’s currency earlier in 2019. Between February and May, the Turkish lira fell from 5.2 to the US dollar to 6.2 in response to US sanctions, before recovering to 5.88 to the dollar today. The Turkish central bank leaned on Turkish banks to refrain from offering liquidity to short-sellers, but Turkish money markets remained orderly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China makes deals; the US threatens with wars and impossible to maintain sanctions.

What's wrong with this picture?!? Damned near everything.

Oct 19 05:26

BANK BAILOUTS, HERE WE GO AGAIN!

Oct 19 05:21

Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Syria. Russia is the Most Successful Player

Russia imposed the Astana process instead of Geneva for peace talks, it offered countries to use their local currencies for commerce rather than the dollar, and it is dealing pragmatically with Iran and Saudi Arabia, and with Assad and Erdogan. The Americans, by their recklessness, showed themselves incapable of diplomacy.

Moscow mediated between the Syrian Kurds and the central government in Damascus even when these had been under US control for years. Putin behaved wisely with Israel even when he accused Tel Aviv of provoking the killing of his officers, and stayed relatively neutral in relation to the Iran-Israel struggle.

On the other hand, Tel Aviv never thought Syria would be reunited. Today Damascus has armed drones, precision and cruise missiles from Iran, supersonic anti-ship Russian missiles- and has survived the destruction of its infrastructure and so many years of war.

Oct 19 05:12

WASHINGTON STATE VOTERS GET TO DECIDE … AGAIN


Oct 19 05:10

US Military Unlikely To Withdraw From Syria's Key Oil Fields: Report

Via AlmasdarNews.com,

The U.S. Armed Forces are not withdrawing from the eastern Euphrates River Valley region of Deir Ezzor or its plethora of oil fields, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News.

According to the source, the U.S. Armed Forces won’t withdraw from these areas because of Iran’s presence in eastern Syria and the reality that Damascus would again have access to Deir Ezzor’s vital oil fields.

He would add the United States' two largest military bases in Syria are in the east near some of the country’s largest oil fields like Al-Omar.

Damascus has wanted the Al-Omar and Conoco oil fields to be returned to their government; however, with the U.S.’ large military presence in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, they have found themselves blocked from these critical petrol supplies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, the US government and military believes they are going to occupy Syria's oil fields forever?!?

How many have actually been withdrawn, or will withdraw from Syria, ahead of a major Turkish onslaught ?!? Were I a betting person, I would say, darned few.

Oct 19 05:03

State Department Concludes Clinton Email Review, Says It Found Nearly 600 Security Violations

State Department investigators probing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state discovered nearly 600 security incidents that violated agency policy, according to a report the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.

The investigation, conducted by the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, found 38 individuals were culpable for 91 security violations. Another 497 violations were found, but no individuals were found culpable in those incidents.

The investigation concluded Sept. 6, and the report was issued Sept. 13.

The investigation sought to determine if the exchange of emails on Clinton’s server “represented failure to properly safeguard classified information” and whether any individuals at State were culpable for any of the failures. (RELATED: State Department Reboots Hillary Clinton Email Probe)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"NO PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE...." MY ASTROLABE!!

This "alleged" inquiry was stage managed from the get-go, and a desired conclusion was reached in precisely the way the Clintonistas wanted it to be reached, which translated as absolutely no charges could, or would, be levelled against her.



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Oct 19 04:41

Southwest Pilots Slam Boeing "Fraud... Put Flying Public At Risk"

Update (1415ET): Boeing shares have accelerated lower as more details of the 'smoking gun' messages comes out.

A Boeing test pilot complained in one of the messages that a flight control system, known as MCAS, was difficult to control, according to the messages, obtained by NBC News.

“It’s running rampant in the sim on me”, the pilot, Mark Forkner, Boeing’s former chief technical pilot, said in 2016 to a colleague, referring to the simulator, according to the transcript. “Granted, I suck at flying, but even this was egregious.”

His colleague replied that they would have to update the description of the system.

“So I basically lied to regulators (unknowingly),” read Forkner’s reply. Forkner did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

And now Southwest Pilots Union has come out swinging, confirming that Mark Forkner is a Southwest aviator and blasting Boeing for "misleading" the FAA, saying that Boeing's "fraud" put "the flying public at risk."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the "bottom line" of a company trump's the travelling public's' safety, this is the moment when the CEOS who signed off on not getting this flaw reversed need to be tried; convicted; and sentenced to hard time at a NOT Club Fed.

Oct 19 04:39

Kimberley Strassel To Klavan: Comey Had ‘First Undiagnosed Case Of Trump Derangement Syndrome’



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Oct 19 04:37

Welcome To The USSR: The United States Of Suppression And Repression

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

We're all against "fake news," right? Until your content is deemed "fake news" in a "fake news" indictment without any evidence, trial or recourse.

As for housing costs, former Soviet apparatchiks must be high-fiving the Federal agencies for their inventive confusion of reality with magical made-up "statistics." To estimate housing costs, the federal agency in charge of ginning up a low inflation number asks homeowners to guess what their house would rent for, were it being rented--what's known as equivalent rent.

Oct 19 04:29

Complicated Web Of Payments Behind Hunter Biden's $700K Ukraine, China Dealings Untangled

For months it has been reported, here and elsewhere, that Hunter Biden 'made $50,000 per month sitting on the board Ukrainian gas giant Burisma.'

The truth behind payments to Biden is much more complicated, as revealed by the Daily Caller's Andrew Kerr who reviewed bank records submitted in an unrelated criminal case involving Biden's friend and business partner, Devon Archer in which Archer was found guilty of defrauding an American Indian Tribe (a conviction which was later overturned).

So - Burisma did not directly pay Hunter, although the firm's chairman, Alan Apter told the Wall Street Journal in 2014 that Biden (and Archer) would receive a salary for their independent directorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, those privileges which accompany nepotism are things most most of us working folks would never dream of doing, even in our wildest imaginations!!

Use threatened financial geopolitical blackmail to get a top Ukrainian prosecutor fired for his "crime" of starting to lead an investigation into Burisma, where Hunter Biden was one of their executives on the board?!?

NO PROBLEM!!

And Tom Perez and his minions really believe that former Vice-President Biden is a "good call" for a Democratic nominee for President of the United States and leader of the "allegedly" Free World?!?

Tom, Tom, Tom, please, for God's sake; can't someone from your office talk to Biden about how he needs to stand down, and "spend more time with his family"?!?

I mean, isn't that the standard line trotted out every time a politician has actually been compromised with just a little more than a "hint of taint" concerning how they have used their privilege?!?!?

I mean, Biden actually bragged about it, right?!?

Video: Biden brags that he got a Ukrainian prosecutor fired, for one billion dollars in US aid

Now Tom, unless you, and your candidates' handlers are absolutely of one mind in the opinion that all US voters are victims of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, or/and SMDD (severe memory deficit disorder), and you let this guy run as your Presidential Candidate, you know precisely what Republicans are going to do; they are going to run this video again; and again; and again; so that even the most simple-minded of voters will "get it".

And the "IT" to which I refer, is the reality Biden is one of the worst "con jobs" to have ever taken the Oath of Office as Vice-President, and is willing to do ANYTHING to keep himself, and his family "rolling in influence" (like attempted financial blackmail of a foreign government) to enable them to continue "rolling in the dough".

There is a "V" word that you and the DNC need to heavily contemplate before this next campaign cycle; that word is "Values", Tom.

And when we have a party which desperately tried to impeach President Trump even before he was sworn in, with Russiagate; and now the phone call regarding "Ukrainegate"; and is exploring ways to get him out of office before the next election, using the 25th Amendment to the Constitution before the November 2020 election, what are you saying about Democratic Party Values to the rank-and-file voter with these actions?!?

The short answer is, the Democratic Party has no values at all, except "winning" at all costs, with no moral considerations concerning their actions will do to this country whatsoever.

Is this the way you, and the current configuration of the DNC, really want to be judged by history, Tom?!?

I'm just saying.... please think about it.

Oct 19 03:43

Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona

Central Barcelona has reportedly been paralyzed as mass protests which international reports estimate to number over a half-million people are driven by outrage at harsh prison sentences for pro-independence leaders handed down by the top Spanish court.

Protest leaders are vowing "the streets will be ours" as they push for Catalan independence, and as riot police have begun clashing with stone-throwing activists, who are also in some places of the city setting makeshift roadblocks ablaze.

With night fall, reporters on the ground are describing what's beginning to resemble a war zone, with increasing violence against police, as also both far-left and far-right agitators are said to be infiltrating the crowd and engaged in increasing violence and vandalism.

The turmoil began Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court handed out extreme prison sentences to nine politicians who spearheaded the referendum on Catalonia’s independence in 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the current government of Spain.... may just have extincted itself, in the way these sentences were carried out for simply spearheading the referendum on Catalonia's independence.

I understand that a "snap election" is to be held this year on 10 November;
Spain to hold fourth election in four years on Nov. 10

I would be phenomenally surprised, if those elements in the current Spanish government which wanted those sentences as "intense punishment" for the perpetrators, get voted back into office.

Oct 19 03:34

America's Road Map To $40 Trillion National Debt By 2028

Watch out! At this very moment, professional economists of all stripes are making plans on your behalf. They’re dreaming and scheming new and innovative ways to spend your money long before you’ve earned it.

While you’re busy at the gristmill, grinding away for clients and customers, claims are being laid upon your life. Your future earnings are being directed to boondoggles galore. Yet these claims are in addition to everything Washington’s already signed you up for.

The reality is the growth of federal debt has been out of control for decades. The solution that’s always repeated for reeling this back is that, somehow, the economy will grow its way out of it. This has yet to transpire despite a variety of policies over the years that have generally involved borrowing money from the future and spending it today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, but the way many of these "Econonozillas" think, just scares the stuffing right out of me, and has me wondering, very seriously, if they have ever had to balance a checking account.

Why, in the name of heaven, is it terrible for a person, or a family, to be in horrific debt, but it is perfectly acceptable for a government to do so, for these folks?!?

Sorry, but "Don't fret about the Debt" is yet more "magical thinking", which will ultimately assist in putting this country right down the economic commode, with one gigantic flush.

Oct 19 03:25

The Chaos Of Baltimore Explained, How The Descent Into Hell Continues

By now, you should already know that Baltimore City is imploding on itself. The housing market has stalled, millennials are trapped in overpriced rowhomes, and widespread violent crime has taken over the region.

The deteriorating situation in Baltimore is nothing new. It started in the late 1950s when deindustrialization began, and white flight of the 1960s/70s/80s sent hundreds of thousands of Baltimoreans packing their bags for the suburbs. From the late 1950s to let's say today, the city's population has collapsed from 960,000 to around 600,000.

The city is a hollow out shell of something that was great, and also is an accurate depiction of our country at the moment.

Violent crime in the city spiked during the 1980s and surged even more during the crack epidemic of the 1990s. But a revival was in the making by the mid-2000s (violent crime dipped and a housing boom began), it was the millennials, who picked up the broken baton and wanted to revive Baltimore.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a story which pairs nicely with what exists above, from August of this year, and may, potentially, carry some hope for this embattled city:

Baltimore hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since the 1960s. Meet the people trying to change that.

Oct 19 03:14

Economists: Greta Thunberg's Ideal World Would Result In A "Human Tragedy Of Disastrous Proportions"

Whether you were inspired by Greta Thunberg's tearful UN speech...

.... or merely thought it was the year's greatest meme, in which an indoctrinated, emotionally frail child is being preyed upon by adults with a far bigger and more lucrative agenda, you probably do not realize how much your everyday life could change if the world were to follow the advice of climate activists to attain Thunberg's ecological utopia.

To provide some perspective on that question, several economists spoke to RT to share their thoughts out how the proposed changes could affect the global economy and the daily lives of people around the world.

Fossil fuels

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My late first cousin, who was a very smart guy, used to mention that if the US government really wanted to create an alternative fuel which was infinitely less polluting than fossil fuel, it could actually do so, and I think that in the future, this will be possible.

But there has to be a "will" before "a way" can be found to do this, and I would suggest melding the brightest scientific minds in both the university community and the corporate community, with generous grants, and scholarships, with benchmarks that had to be proven before a next round of experimentations could be done, would be an incredible way to go for accomplishing this.

Oct 19 03:04

Why Has There Been A 56% Increase In Suicide Among Young Americans In Just 10 Years?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

It is very hard to face the future when you don’t have any hope. Today, our society offers more ways to entertain ourselves than ever before, but it offers very little hope. Most people spend most of their lives wandering from one thing to another looking for meaning and purpose, and of course most of those journeys come up empty. We may have a much higher standard of living than any other generation in history, but we are also have the highest rates of addiction, depression and suicide. As a society, we are deeply, deeply unhappy, and this is especially true for our young people.

How can things get that much worse in just 10 years?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are absolutely astounding.

Love; structure; and limits are the "three legged stool" that generally keeps kids happy; I have seen that within my own family, and although it is way too soon to predict what these children will do for work when they get older, they will be given encouragement to do something they love, and in which they will excel.

Oct 19 02:58

"Duck, Duck, Doom" - When Big Pharma Decides Who Among Us Is Worthy Of Saving

"When a pharmaceutical company decides who among us is worthy, and who among us is not, we are no longer living in an ethical, moral society. We are playing duck, duck, doom. I pray no one dies."

These are the heart-felt words of Joanna, a 50-year-old Californian woman who faces death within a few short weeks if the drug that she takes to keep her alive is not released from FDA-sanctioned recall, and/or offered to patients by the drugmaker through a "special use" program (at the patients' risk).

The troubles began early last month when Japanese drug-maker Takeda Pharmaceutical pulled Natpara, which was
approved four years ago to treat hypoparathyroidism - a rare endocrine disorder that can lead to heart failure and death.

Takeda recalled the product after learning rubber particles may clog needles in multi-dose cartridges that deliver the solution. However, Takeda did not indicate why the rubber particles were suddenly appearing or how long the problem may last.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder what would have happened, had the drug been of American manufacture, rather than Japanese in origin.

Would the FDA been content to just leave it on the shelves, as they did with the antacid Zantac, an OTC heartburn medication which recently, finally pulled from store shelves as potentially containing carcinogenic materials?!?
Zantac Heartburn Drug May Contain Carcinogen: FDA

And my question for the FDA would be, what was the lead time between making this discovery and pulling the medication off the shelves?!?

But with this nearly "orphan drug" getting pulled off the marketplace in the US, how many people, unable to use this on their own, even with sworn statements that they will hold the drug manufacturer harmless, should something bad happen, will die?!?

Oct 19 02:47

China Bans Exports Of Black Clothing To Hong Kong Amid Escalating Social Unrest

Over the last 24 hours, several reports have surfaced, one from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), and another from Reuters, are now detailing new export bans that Beijing has enacted from mainland China to Hong Kong, which explicitly states shipping couriers and or customs will halt all black clothing and other items used by pro-democracy protesters.

Service workers at China's top shipping couriers (STO Express, ZTO Express, and YTO Express) told Reuters this week that China banned bulk shipments of black clothing from mainland China to Hong Kong late last month.

One worker from STO Express told Reuters that black clothing, five items or less, could be shipped from mainland China to Hong Kong, but any more would be considered bulk and would be returned to the sender.

He said bulk items of masks, riot gear, umbrellas, helmets, and sticks, were also on the export ban list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For the Chinese government, these actions are like trying to stop a hemorrhage with a band-aid; President Xi understands the presence of a 24/7 news cycle, and it appears that he is desperately attempting to calm the real anger down of those demonstrating, without incidents starting to look like Tianamen Square on steroids, but is incapable of addressing/correcting the actual reasons for this anger.

Oct 19 02:41

Japan To Send Its Own Military Force To Strait Of Hormuz

Ever since the new round of 'tanker wars' began in Strait of Hormuz in mid-June with a mysterious mine attack on multiple tankers, one involving a Japanese-owned ship, Tokyo has reportedly mulled sending a Japanese defense force to the area to help protect vital shipping lanes.

In a rare move, the pacifist nation appears ready to pull the trigger, as FT reports, citing chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, who indicated that "the government was planning to deploy forces in a region where a Japanese tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, was recently attacked with a limpet mine."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the Japanese government does move forward with this action, that moment in time may, most probably, just barely be in front of "excrement hitting the ventilator" at warp speed, in terms of some kind of hot altercation between the US government; Israel; and Iran.

Oct 19 02:34

Terrorized, Traumatized, & Terminated: The Police State's Deadly Toll On America's Children

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches

“‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old survivor of a police shooting that left his three siblings, ages 1, 4 and 5, with a bullet in the brain, a fractured skull and gun wounds to the face

Children learn what they live.

As family counselor Dorothy Law Nolte wisely observed, “If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.”

And if children live with terror, trauma and violence - forced to watch helplessly as their loved ones are executed by police officers who shoot first and ask questions later - will they in turn learn to terrorize, traumatize and inflict violence on the world around them?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Mike and I had ever had children, the way kids are treated in public schools, is a damned good reason to not ever let them get enrolled in one.

Oct 19 02:31

Office Vacancies In China Hit Decade High Amid Economic Turmoil

A darkening outlook for China's economy continues to materialize week by week.

New data from commercial property group CBRE warns the country's office vacancy rate has just surged to the highest since the financial crisis of 2007–2008, first reported by Bloomberg.

CBRE said the vacancy rate for commercial office space in 17 major cities rose to 21.5% in 3Q19, a level not seen since the global economy was melting down in 2008.

Sam Xie, CBRE's head of research in China, said the recent "spike" in vacancies is one of the worst since the last financial crisis.

Oct 19 02:30

6 Warning Signs That Civil Unrest Is Imminent

Authored by J.G.Martinez D. via The Organic Prepper blog,

This week has been “interesting” in South America. Interesting, indeed, but as in the ancient Chinese curse style.

Here are 6 signs that civilian unrest is impending or already occurring.
The first sign, of course, is bad looks when you walk on the street.

The second sign, perhaps this is more subtle, when you see people that normally would be polite or indifferent, as a minimum, starts to look at you in sort of aggressive manner.

The third sign, of course, is people disappearing off the streets.

The fourth sign is (obviously) Law Enforcement Officials (LEOs) presence in massive amounts in the streets.

The fifth sign in modern times would be (because in the demonstrations the uniforms used it massively to identify potential groups as a target) drones flying close to some blockage or LEOs control point.

The sixth sign, and the last one, is when you start seeing people wearing a single color.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The time you have to think about these kinds of actions happening where you are, should far before they even seem to happening, and learning to make conscious decisions about what you would be comfortable doing, and what you would not be comfortable doing.

Only keep enough money in the bank to pay the bills; think about picking up some food and how you will create potable water, if you are thinking that some civil disorder may be coming, and make sure that you have additional meds, if you and the family are going to need them.

Civil unrest can absolutely go to hell in a handbasket, and breathtakingly quickly.

Find out who in your community you feel you can work with, barter with, and protect you, your family, and theirs, if things get ugly.

Oct 19 02:14

Twitter War Breaks Out Between "Russian Asset" Tulsi Gabbard And "Warmongering Queen" Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard - who like Trump was quickly put in the crosshairs of the military industrial complex, the deep state and the pro-war Atlantic Council for her de-interventionist foreign policy - fired back at Hillary Clinton, accusing her of being behind a "concerted campaign" to destroy her reputation and challenged her to stop hiding and enter the 2020 presidential race. Earlier in the day, Hillary Clinton floated a conspiracy theory that the Russians are "grooming" the Hawaii congresswoman to be a third-party candidate in 2020, while claiming 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein is "also" a Russian asset.

“Great! Thank you Hillary Clinton,” Gabbard tweeted late on Friday afternoon. "You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

YOU GO, TULSI!!

Although I seriously doubt that Representative Gabbard will receive the Democratic nomination for President (and trust me; the Military Industrial Complex will see to that!) ,I am continually amazed at her courage.

Speaking out like this against one of the main purveyors of "geopolitical toxic shock syndrome spreaders", like the Clintons, takes... male attributes to the max.

October 18, 2019

Oct 18 21:46

Democrats Have No Answer for Trump's Anti-War Posture

Maj. Danny Sjursen

I hate to say I told you so, but well … as predicted, in the wake of Trump’s commanded military withdrawal from northeast Syria, the once U.S.-backed Kurds cut a deal with the Assad regime. (And Vice President Mike Pence has now brokered a five-day cease-fire.) Admittedly, Trump the “dealmaker” ought to have brokered something similar before pulling out and before the Turkish Army—and its Sunni Arab Islamist proxies—invaded the region and inflicted significant civilian casualties.

Oct 18 18:34

All the Hypersonic Missile Types Russia’s Massive Kirov Class Cruisers Will Deploy After Refurbishment

A Russian Kirov Class cruiser, the world’s largest class of surface combat ship, is currently undergoing a comprehensive refit and modernisation and is scheduled to enter service in the Russian Navy in the year 2021. The warship Admiral Nakhimov was commissioned by the Soviet Navy in 1988, and while initially deploying a sizeable arsenal of P-700 ‘carrier killer’ long range cruise missiles and an S-300F surface to air missile system as its primary armaments, these are being replaced by a sizeable arsenal of lighter, faster and more modern cruise missiles and a navalised variant of the more advanced S-400 air defence system.

Oct 18 18:28

DeepMind AI beats humans at deciphering damaged ancient Greek tablets

Artificial intelligence is learning to decipher damaged ancient Greek engravings. The AI seems to be better than humans at filling in missing words, but may be most useful as a collaborative tool, where researchers use it to narrow down the options.

Oct 18 18:13

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To the south of Alaska and Canada, stands the continental United States, with the greatest economy on Earth, and it too badly needs resources. Building a corridor, linked across the Bering Strait, will provide access to our Arctic resources of oil, gas, precious minerals of all kinds, and freshwater. This vital link will greatly enhance the prosperity of the world.

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A Superhighway Across the Bering Strait
Russia is considering a plan to build a superhighway from Eurasia to North America.

Oct 18 18:12

Monkeys beat humans at computer game in groundbreaking intelligence study

The simple game involved recognising geometric shapes, whereby when a player clicked a striped square and then a spotted square, the game would display a blue triangle.

Clicking the blue triangle resulted in a ‘win’ – humans got a simple audio “cheer”, while the monkeys got a little banana-flavoured sweet.

Once the players had got used to the game, the experimenters varied the playing conditions. They would pop up a blue triangle at the beginning of the game – before anyone had clicked any squares.

Most of the monkeys took advantage of the new rules straight away, with 70% of the monkeys going for the blue triangle as soon as they saw it.

Meanwhile, nearly all of the humans stuck doggedly to the original rules and ignored the “free gift” blue triangle. Only one human trial subject out of 56 took advantage of the new conditions.

Oct 18 18:02

NOT N-ICE Antarctic ice sheets ‘still leaking radioactive chlorine’ from Cold War nuclear weapon tests

RADIOACTIVE chlorine from 1950s nuclear weapon tests is still leaking from Antarctic ice sheets, according to worried scientists.

A recent study claims that US nuclear bombs detonated 70 years ago are having a long-lasting impact on the environment and it could continue for hundreds of thousands of years.

Oct 18 17:59

'A grave historic error': Juncker hits out as North Macedonia and Albania have EU bids blocked

Albania is the collateral damage of an intra-EU power struggle, its prime minister told Euronews, after the country's bid to open accession talks was blocked

France, Denmark and the Netherlands opposed beginning EU membership discussions with Albania and North Macedonia, according to an EU diplomat.

The blocking of accession talks was made during the two-day European Council summit, which ends today.

Oct 18 17:57

Russia rehearses global catastrophe in Arctic maneuvers

Russia’s Grom-2019 (“Thunder-2019”) strategic exercise conducted from October 15-17 in the Arctic can be described as “a rehearsal of all-out nuclear war” according to Alexander Golts, editor-in-chief of the Russian online magazine Yezhednevny Zhurnal (Daily Journal).

As reported previously by the Russian Defense Ministry, the exercise involved troops from all four of Russia’s military districts and its Northern Fleet. During the training maneuvers, the Russian military practiced “deploying groups of strategic forces, preparing them to use long-range precision weapons, and providing comprehensive combat support in deployment areas”.

Oct 18 17:38

J.D. Power Survey: “Consumers Terrified of Self-Driving Cars; Tesla and Rideshare Screwed”

By B.N. Frank

The J.D. Power survey about consumer fears was released in August. Since then, an Uber whistleblower revealed AVs are NOT safer than human drivers and that manufacturers are hiding the truth about this. And a AAA study determined that Semi-Autonomous Vehicles can’t see pedestrians and hit child-sized “Dummies” 89% of the time and adult-sized “dummies” 60% of the time DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS AND DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS...

Oct 18 17:37

US puts new restrictions on Chinese diplomats

Oct 18 16:58

Brexit history made today: 1,212 days since referendum MPs to pass deal by just TWO votes

Calculations by the Daily Express show that Mr Johnson could get the deal over the line by just two votes after Labour MP Melanie Onn offered her support last night.

She urged fellow Labour MPs to "use this unique chance to help us move on and get back to helping our constituents".

"The risk of letting this final shot at a deal slip through our fingers is too great.

"Our collective hope rests on brave Labour MPs, and indeed others, who can see that," she said.

Ms Onn is one of several Labour MPs who have signalled they will back the PM.

So far 15 MPs have said they would switch to backing Mr Johnson’s new deal having voted against Theresa May’s doomed withdrawal agreement earlier this year.

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