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Monday, 20 November


'Fake diplomacy': Haley says US ready to 'fight for justice' in Syria without UN approval Signs of the Times

The US does not consider itself constrained by the United Nations Security Council and might seek "justice" in Syria on its own terms, the US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said. The US took similar action in Libya in 2011. "With the unity of this council, or alone, unrestrained by Russia's obstructionism, we will continue to fight for justice and accountability in Syria," Haley said, blasting Russia's vetoing of the draft resolution on the extension of the Syrian chemical weapons probe on Friday. The draft, proposed by Japan, envisioned the "technical extension" of the probe for another 30 days. Explaining Russia's decision to block the resolution, Russian UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya said that there is no sense in prolonging the mission if some glaring flaws in its work are not amended. "There can be no other way after the JIM's [the UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism] leadership disgraced itself with its fictitious investigation into the sarin use incident in Khan Shaykhun and signed off on baseless accusations against Syria," he said.


Marine Expeditionary Unit Storms the CIA Headquarters in Langley Operation Disclosure

Reports: US Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Lands at Langley! 2200 Marines!

Source: Hal Turner Radio Show

FILE PHOTO: Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

Reports are beginning to surface that a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) landed at Langley on Saturday.

A Marine expeditionary unit (MEU, pronounced "Mew"), is the smallest Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) in the United States Fleet Marine Force. Each MEU is an expeditionary quick reaction force, deployed and ready for immediate response to any crisis, whether it be natural disaster or combat missions.

A Marine expeditionary unit is normally composed of: a reinforced Marine infantry battalion (designated as a Battalion Landing Team) as the ground combat element, a composite medium tiltrotor squadron forms the aviation combat element, a combat logistics battalion provides the logistics combat element, and a company-size command element serves as the MEU headquarters group.

Troop strength is about 2,200 and usually commanded by a colonel, and is deployed from amphibious assault ships. Currently, a Marine expeditionary unit embarks Marines and equipment onto the amphibious warfare ships of an Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) which also includes escort ships and submarines to protect them from air, surface, and submarine threats. For further protection and strong air support, such an ESG is often deployed along with one or more carrier battle groups.


According to persons who reside near Langley, a large contingent of Marines arrived at CIA Headquarters in tilt-rotor aircraft and when the Marines deplaned, they were armed and moved quickly into CIA Headquarters!

Those witnesses also say that a significant number of tilt-rotor aircraft can be clearly seen on the grounds of CIA Headquarters, parked on the grass around the building.


Holy Spirituality with Pine Cone: Rain Puddle Colored Pebbles Operation Disclosure

Yanawana - The Spirit of the Water

Maybe if this present Karmic divisive-gender role-reversal lifetime includes living in the past lifetimes again to Co-create future repeating Ping Pong lifetimes, and maybe if, all physical mirror-double lifetime illusions are not, even real, but just apparitions from our morphogenetic disregard expectations, like Quantizing Quanta when we get wherever we imagine going, then maybe, just maybe the mystery of our Illusory History was, is, and will be as much an illusion as we appear to be suffering on the Karmic dissonant wheel of Karmic Unkind-Insensitivity?

Maybe our Karmic purpose to pretend other divisive-gender role-reversal lifetimes is really a realer maybe-illusion tease, than, even we Love-lorn Lost-souls can imagine externalizing our ONENESS Spirit of Immortal Love interconnection? What do we get out of avoiding our own suffering separate lifetimes, if not ever having to feel, really feel the experiences that continual suffering gratification can bring from self-punishment allaying separation guilt, so we dont have to get acquainted with the harm, we pretend doesnt appear for us to have to, finally feel?

The more others control my motives, the less I can feel anything, so when I increase the harm of disregard I can do to others in continual victim/victimizer/caretaker resentful Karmic-dramas, the more I externalize my Spiritual Sovereign interconnection Pain-central, and get off the wheel of getting-off Karmic-illusion Undead-anomalies. If I am an illusion, and history, itself today is, all as much an illusion, as any similar Karmic Future-illusion, then maybe, just maybe in this illusion I can stop fooling around with Karmic Ping Pong competition in this play of morphogenetic-disregard Collective chain-of-fools Consciousness?

Inside my personal Spiritual Sovereignty-center of absolute unborn infinity there is no Collective pain of separation Karmic-dissonance, and there is no physical surface-mask to stop pretending there is no more pain any more. If my Spiritual purpose is to suffer forgiving pain of Karmic-Physical illusions, and it seems easier to avoid pain with a little illusory drama, then to externalize our personal...


(Video) George Soros Surrenders, Abandons his Bets Operation Disclosure

Published on Nov 17, 2017


Star investor George Soros has abandoned his bets against the US stock market. The rally of the S&P 500 apparently brought him to his knees. HE EXPECTED US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO FAIL The Wall Street was apparently too powerful for the star investor. Soros had been betting heavily on a crash of the leading US stock market index S&P 500 over the past few months, not least because he apparently expected US President Donald Trump to fail in his economic policy. However, the American leading index is still not making any efforts to crash. On the contrary.

Soros has now tacitly dissolved its bets against the market barometer, the German newspaper "Die Welt" reports, citing a mandatory announcement to the SEC. GEORGE SOROS SURRENDERS TO WALL STREET The 87-year-old investment guru has thus reduced the number of put options, with which he mainly speculated on falling prices of selected tech groups, from around 1.8 million at the end of the first half of the year to currently 200,000 securities. Since it simultaneously bets 200,000 shares on an increase in the S&P 500, it is now positioned neutrally.

Soros' anti-USA speculations have left only a small bet against the US' Russell 2000 index of small indices. He also rejected the put notes that Soros used to bet on a crash of the US technology index Nasdaq. REVELATION WAS MANDATORY Soros' capitulation has now been made public because hedge funds in the US regularly have to publish their positions. At the latest 45 days after the end of each quarter, the hidden investors must provide an insight into their books.



White supremacist convicted of murdering 3 best friends, shooting another in Washington state Signs of the Times

A white supremacist, largely covered in Nazi tattoos, has been convicted of brutally killing his three best friends and shooting a fourth in the face in Woodland, Washington. On July 15 of last year, Brent Luyster, 37, fatally shot his best friend Zachary David Thompson, 36, his friend Joseph LaMar, 38, and LaMar's partner, Janell Renee Knight, 43, at LaMar's home southeast of Woodland. Thompson's partner, Breanne Leigh, 32, was shot in the face but survived. She later identified Luyster as the shooter, the Columbian reported. Prosecutors believe Luyster killed the three because he was unhappy about felony charges in a different case that could land him back in prison. "We can't know the defendant's thought process. But we do know that he was stressed, that he was unhappy, that he was concerned, and we know that he was drinking," Deputy Prosecutor Laurel Smith told the jury ahead of the verdict on Wednesday.


15 prisoners have convictions reversed in Chicago over crooked cops Signs of the Times

Fifteen men who were framed by a corrupt team of cops in Chicago have had their convictions thrown out en masse, leading to calls for hundreds of other cases linked to the team led by disgraced former officer Ronald Watts to be investigated. The 15 had their convictions quashed Thursday, and hours later, seven cops allegedly part of Watts' team that "terrorized the Ida B. Wells housing projects in Chicago for over a decade" were removed from street duties while their conduct is under investigation, the Chicago Tribune reports. Following the mass exonerations, believed to be the first of its kind in the history of the Windy City, Joshua Tepfer, lead attorney for the 15 vowed to review as many as 500 other convictions linked to the crooked squad. "It needs to be investigated and vetted about how many of those are appropriate to overturn," Tepler said. "We are very much in the process of doing that."


US troops taught sexual abuse was 'culturally accepted practice' in Afghanistan and to ignore it Signs of the Times

US military personnel deploying to Afghanistan were taught that child sexual abuse is a "culturally accepted practice" in the country, a new Pentagon report has revealed. Soldiers who reported the issue were told nothing could be done about it. "In some cases, the interviewees explained that they, or someone whom they knew, were told that nothing could be done about child sexual abuse because of Afghanistan's status as a sovereign nation, that it was not a priority for the command," the report says. "There's nothing we can do about it," one soldier interviewed for the report said his superior officers told him when he complained. Other comments included "it was out of our control," and "this is Afghanistan."


More emails surface showing Hillary Clinton pay-to-play scheme Signs of the Times

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has discovered more classified emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showing even more pay-to-play activity from the Clinton mafia. Judicial Watch reports... On January 6, 2012, Clinton can be seen "expediting" a citizenship request so the requestor can get a government job in policy or law enforcement: "I am told by Citizenship and Immigration (CIS) caseworkers that it may be at least another 8 months before they get to me, making the total time more than a year (they advertise 6 months total turnaround time). Would you consider helping me by reaching out to DHS Secretary Napolitano or CIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas who reports to her on my behalf? The ask is to simply consider moving up my applications for review ASAP. My application is complete, straight forward and I have nothing to hide."


Hezbollah forces on high alert in response to Israeli, Saudi threats Signs of the Times

Hezbollah has raised its military readiness on the whole Lebanese territory in the last few days and put its forces on high alert in the light of the threats it has received from a number of countries, and especially from Israel and Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah forces have been mobilised in the event of any hostile activity on the borders or in the country, notwithstanding the ongoing conviction of its leadership that Israel will not wage war in the near or distant future. According to well informed sources, Hezbollah fears the possible assassination of a well-known Lebanese figure, Sunni or Christian, similar to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The aim would be to re-mix the cards on the Lebanese scene, accuse Hezbollah and to embarrass President Michel Aoun. Aoun has raised the challenge against Riyadh during the recent events related to the televised resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and he has accused Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri as a hostage (for more than two weeks), defining the Prime Minister's submission to this act as "unconstitutional and illegitimate."


Iberian ribbed newt in Spain Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Pleurodeles waltl, Iberian Ribbed Newt

Recorded in Parque Regional Sierra Espua in the Murcia region in Spain.


Workers on Bernie Sanders, Killary Clinton campaigns claim sexual harassment Signs of the Times

Campaign workers on the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Democratic 2016 presidential campaigns alleged in a report published Friday that they were harassed while campaigning for their respective candidates and that the campaigns failed to address the claims properly - the latest sexual misconduct revelations to rock the Democratic Party. Lilian Adams, a Clinton campaign worker, and Zoey Jordan Salsbury, who worked for the Sanders primary campaign, both told HuffPost that they were sexually harassed by fellow campaign workers and that the campaigns were "ill-equipped" to cope. Adams, who relocated to Colorado to work for the campaign as a paid organizer, said she was subject to homophobic remarks (Adams is bisexual) which went on to comments about her body and attempts to force her into one-on-one situations and get her to drink alcohol. Adams, then 19, said her harasser also encouraged her not to wear bras.


Top Israeli official admits boycotting just the settlements is meaningless Signs of the Times

Ladies and gentlemen, this is huge. A professional Israeli propagandist - Ron Brummer, chief of operations in Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Hasbara, has said recently: "Israel does not have two different economic ecosystems, like, Israel within the green line and Israel over the green line. If you want to divest from the West Bank, Judea and Samaria, you have to divest from Israel, which means you boycott Israel completely." Brummer spoke at the Israeli American Council on November 5 - an organization funded by Sheldon Adelson - in a panel titled "The Real BDS: Bigotry, Discrimination and Slander." Brummer's affirmation cuts through a discussion that has certainly divided waters.


US Senators endorse renewing NSA's most controversial spying powers Signs of the Times

Senators are pushing to reauthorize some of the US Intelligence agencies' most sweeping and controversial spying abilities exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden with some token 'improvements' as privacy advocates are already crying foul. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced the Liberty Act bill which will reauthorize the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This gives US intelligence agencies permission to spy on and store internet metadata and communications of foreign people living outside the US, along with communications of US citizens which get "swept up" in the data collection. This data can then be searched at a later date without a warrant. The authorization for the George W Bush-era program is set to expire on December 31 if Congress doesn't renew it. The Liberty Act would extend Section 702 for six years, with a number of small improvements. The bill will "enhance accountability, and increase protections for queries of Section 702 metadata, among other important reforms," the senators said.


Accident over Rothschilds Manor, was Jacob involved? blogfactory

Either a Rothschild was in the air or a very close family friend.

says a leading London nightly

A plume of smoke was seen over the woodland shortly after the two aircraft came down
A plume of smoke was seen over the woodland shortly after the two aircraft came down 




Turkish regime bans all LGBTQ expressions Dear Kitty. Some blog

2016 LGBTQ protest in Istanbul, Turkey, against ban on a Transgender Pride the day before. EPA photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

All LGBT events in Ankara are banned

Today, 14:02

In Ankara, all LGBT events have been banned indefinitely. The governor of the city says that many residents of the Turkish capital are disturbed by expressions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

How many residents exactly, Mr Governor? I suspect mainly just one resident: right-wing President Erdogan, who had his expensive presidential palace built in Ankara illegally.

The ban also includes theater performances, film screenings, exhibitions and panel discussions. On Wednesday, a gay film festival in Ankara had already been banned

Homosexuality is not punishable in Turkey However, homosexuals are often faced with hostility and discrimination.


Robert Steele: War in the Middle East A strategic survey of possibilities, winners, losers Public Intelligence Blog

Full Text Online Below the Fold

War in the Middle East

A strategic survey of possibilities, winners, losers

Iran Is Not the Enemy

It is obvious to everyone that Israel and Goldman Sachs want war in the Middle East Israel to continue its long-held strategic focus on Balkanizing and impoverishing all other countries a divide and conquer at any cost strategy[1] Goldman Sachs because it made bad bets on the future of oil and a broad war in the Middle East is the only way of pushing oil from $57 to $100 and perhaps even if it is a nuclear war $200 and even by some accounts, $300.[2]

Not so obvious is what I believe to be a side deal between President Donald Trump, President Vladimir Putin, and General Secretary Xi Jinping, re-affirmed in Viet-Nam this week, to wage peace. Benjamin Fulford has written about this recently with a sufficiency of inside sources. The three bosses are not going...


Slow-moving meteor fireball caught on camera over Florida? Signs of the Times

People across Florida saw what appeared to be a large fireball lingering in the western sky Saturday night. Many recorded the slow-falling celestial object on their phones and shared the video with FOX 13, looking for guidance on what it might have been. FOX 13 Meteorologist Tyler Eliasen say it was possibly the setting sun hitting the contrail from a large jet just right.


Israel uses families as pawns to pressure Palestinians into exile through foreign spouse visas Signs of the Times

Like many young married couples across the world, Claire and her husband have a five-year-plan. But instead of their main concern being how to deal with the imminent arrival of their first child, Claire's family is facing the very real possibility of expulsion and exile. Like scores of other foreigners married to Palestinians in the occupied territory, Claire - whose name has been changed to protect her identity, like all other women interviewed for this article - has struggled to navigate the labyrinthine Israeli bureaucratic process to obtain the necessary paperwork to reside in the West Bank with her husband. While foreign spouses, both Arab and non-Arab, have long described the process as opaque, the situation has worsened for Western spouses since 2016 with more and more women and men being denied visas, leading many to fear for the fate of their families amid ever-increasing Israeli policies targeting both Palestinians and foreigners standing in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.


Oswald killer Jack Ruby told FBI informant to 'watch the fireworks' the day JFK was shot Signs of the Times

Freshly released FBI records show that Jack Ruby, the man who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, asked an FBI informant if he wanted to "watch the fireworks" just hours before President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. The document, which was among 10,744 files released by the National Archive on Friday, outlines what an FBI informant told officials about Ruby, hinting that the nightclub owner may have known that Kennedy was going to be targeted. In March 1977, nearly 14 years after JFK's assassination, the chief of the intelligence division of the Internal Revenue Service, Robert J. Potrykus, hand delivered a letter to the agent Ted L. Gunderson of the FBI's Dallas office which outlined that Ruby telephoned the informant on the morning of the fatal shooting of the president and asked him if he wanted to go to watch the presidential parade. "The informant stated that on the morning of the assassination, Ruby contacted him and asked if he would 'like to watch the fireworks,'" the letter reads. "He was with Jack Ruby and standing at the corner of the Postal Annex Building facing the Texas School Book Depository Building at the time of the shooting. Immediately after the shooting, Ruby left and headed toward the area of the Dallas Morning News Building."


Palestine warns if its DC office is shut down then US is disqualified to mediate peace talks Signs of the Times

The reported US intention to shut down the Palestinian office in Washington "disqualifies" America as mediator between Israel and Palestine, a spokesman for the Arab nation's leader has said. The move could undermine the entire peace process, he warned. In response to reports suggesting that the US State Department is about to shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, which acts as the nation's diplomatic mission in the US capital, the Palestinian president's spokesman said the move could damage US relations throughout the Middle East. Having called the reported decision "unprecedented in the history of US-Palestinian relations," Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said it "could have serious consequences on the peace process and US-Arab relations," Palestine News Agency WAFA reported Saturday.


Shallow 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes near New Caledonia Signs of the Times

The quake struck this morning about 45 miles east of the Tadine, in the Loyalty Islands. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the tremor at 8:25 pm in the evening, or 9.25am 25 GMT, at a shallow depth of 13km (8 miles). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement that a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected and there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii. The quake was initially recorded as 6.6 magnitude, but is now being reported as 6.4.


A Beginners Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of Israel The Fifth Column

(FPIF)  Its no secret that there is an occupation happening in and around Israel.

Most people agree that the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been occupied since 1967. Much less thought and literature is dedicated to the treatment of Palestinians living inside modern-day Israel proper. I decided to head over there and see for myself.

It is commonly believed that Palestinian citizens of Israel officially known as Arab Israelis enjoy full equality in the Jewish State. There are Arab members of parliament, the Arab population in Israel has been growing steadily for decades, and the Arab cultural scene is thriving in places like Haifa. While all of these statements are true, Palestinians insist that occupation still exists inside the state of Israel, and nowhere is that fact more apparent than in the unrecognized Bedouin villages of the Negev desert.

Before the creation of modern Israel, the Negev desert, which constitutes the southern half of the country, was almost entirely populated by Arab Bedouins. Nearly 90 percent fled during the Nakba of 1948. 11,000 Bedouins remained, a population which has now grown to over 200,000.

Of the Bedouins still living in the Negev, half live in government-designated towns and cities, much like Native reservations in the United States, and the other half live in unrecognized villages. The Bedouin are Israeli citizens, but because their villages arent formally recognized by the state, they have no access to state services including water, electricity, telephones, sewage systems, and roads.

Today, the unrecognized villages of the Negev desert have the highest unemployment and poverty rates in Israel. I visited three villages to understand the effect of occupation.Beer Sheva is the largest city in the Negev desert. It is home to 205,000 people, about 10 percent of whom are Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Originally founded in 4,000 BCE, Beer Sheva has been at times a Bedouin encampment, part of the Ottoman Empire, and now, the fourth most populous metropolitan center in Israel. It is a thriving college town, a growing tech hub, and interestingly, the chess capital of the world.

Less than 5 miles away are unrecognized villag...


Redwings, nuthatch at cemetery Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about redwings.

Today, I went to the cemetery. I saw at lest ten redwings there.

Nuthatch sound.

Wood pigeons and magpies.


Video and Photo Evidence Now Even Easier to Fake and Fabricate Wake Up World

November 20th, 2017 By Makia Freeman Contributing writer for Wake Up World Photo and video evidence has been relied on in academia, science, courts of law and elsewhere to prove or refute facts and theories but those days are coming to an end. We live in an historic era. Technological advances in the realm of []


#NomoreTitle IX : Kangaroo courts continue to cause strife as students deface Martin Luther King Jr. chapel to protest 'rape culture' Signs of the Times

Vigilante mob publishes every name accused of sexual assault, too All-male Morehouse College and all-female Spelman College are sibling schools under the historically black Atlanta University Center Consortium, along with Clark Atlanta University. They are also the joint subject of a two-year-old Title IX investigation at the U.S. Department of Education, initiated by a Spelman student who said a Morehouse student sexually assaulted her.


Japanese boat crashes into US Navy destroyer in Pacific Fleet's fifth collision this year Signs of the Times

A US Navy destroyer has collided with a Japanese tugboat in Sagami Bay, off the east coast of Japan, making it the fifth such incident involving the Pacific Fleet this year. An official statement from the US Navy's 7th Fleet said the tugboat lost its propulsion and drifted into the USS Benfold on Saturday, sustaining minor damage. "No one was injured on either vessel and Benfold sustained minimal damage, including scrapes on its side, pending a full damage assessment," the statement read. The USS Benfold remains at sea while the Japanese boat was towed to a port in Yokosuka. The Navy said that the incident would be investigated.


Pentagon lies about killing Iraqi civilians Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Report: US Kills 31x More Iraqi Civilians Than Pentagon Claims

18 November 2017

Whenever the Pentagon gives its official estimate of civilians theyve killed, go ahead and multiply that by about THIRTY-ONE. John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

The Pentagon claims that its air war against ISIS is one of the most accurate in history and that it is so careful in who it targets that the 14,000 US airstrikes in Iraq have killed just 89 civilians.

It turns out that the militarys assertion is a stunning underestimation of the true human cost of Washingtons three-year-old war against ISIS. An 18-month-long investigation by the New York Times has found that the US-led military coalition is killing civilians in Iraq at a rate 31 times higher than its admitting.

It is at such a distance from official claims that, in terms of civilian deaths, this may be the least transparent war in recent American history, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal report.

From April 2016 to June 2017, Khan and Gopal...


'The President is gone': Zimbabwe ruling party votes to oust Mugabe Signs of the Times

Initial media reports about Mugabe's ouster were confusing: While the country's ruling party had voted to expel him, several sources quoted by western media outlets said the vote was only the trigger to start the process of removing Mugabe, and that he is still technically president of Zimbabwe. Fortunately, the ruling Zanu-PF party have issued a quick clarification: Mugabe - who has obstinately refused to officially abdicate in accordance with the military's demands - has until noon tomorrow to resign. If he doesn't, he will be impeached.


Kuwait Airways is not obliged to transport Israeli passengers ! blogfactory

above~Very short take off on runway 23 for Kuwait City via Frankfurt!



Arrogance: Saudi Arabia fails to hurt Hezbollah with Hariri gambit, but pushes on Signs of the Times

Riyadh's attempt to assert control in Lebanon and open up a new front against Hezbollah and Iran has brought little return, but substantial reputational damage. But does Saudi Arabia even care about playing geopolitical chess, or does it just want to fling pieces at its adversaries? The road trip-slash-conspiracy thriller that began with Saad Hariri's surprise resignation as Lebanese Prime Minister from Saudi Arabia on November 4 is by no means over: Perhaps Emmanuel Macron will help Hariri hold on to his position by mediating the crisis in Paris this weekend, or maybe the trip to France is merely the beginning of his exile. And even if Hariri does return to Beirut to the embrace of sympathetic locals, victimhood is not always the easiest route to retaining power.


Freak hailstorm injures dozens and destroys 50 homes in Zimbabwe Signs of the Times

Apocalyptic hailstorm destroys 50 houses and injures dozens in Zimbabwe on November 15, 2017. Sometimes mother nature is passive aggressive, throwing a horrifying curve ball out of the clear blue sky. Something that you could never see coming. Something that you probably didn't even know was possible. On Nov. 15th, more than 10 people were injured and rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital after their homes collapsed following an apocalyptic night hailstorm that left 50 families homeless in Emthunzini suburb on the outskirts of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. The 1-hour-long hailstorm also destroyed properties in Pumula South and Nkulumane suburbs, with the roofs of some houses being blown away. A real disaster! The hailstorm started just after 9PM and lasted approximately one hour. First came the strong winds, then loud noises from the outside. Before residents started to understand what was going on, the doors and roofs were blown away and the walls started shaking and bricks started falling. 50 houses were completely annilihated, had crumbled down, leaving 50 families homeless. The apocalyptic situation was worsened by power outages.


Jonestown survivor recalls brainwashing, blackmail & mass suicide (AUDIO) Signs of the Times

Sprung from a church in 1950s Indiana, the People's Temple was hailed by its charismatic founder Reverend Jim Jones as a vehicle for a utopia called Jonestown, where solidarity could thrive, sickness be cured, and the ills of the world left at the door. But on November 18, 1978, the church became a conduit for murder and mass suicide when in Guyana, South America, the American preacher marshalled hundreds of his followers to drink Kool-Aid laced with cyanide.


Veterans Today: Revisionist History The Incredibly Evil Khazarian Mafia Behind Pearl Harbor Attack (Part II) Public Intelligence Blog

The Incredibly Evil Khazarian Mafia Behind Pearl Harbor Attack (Part II)

What we now know, eternally grateful to the uncovering and publishing of the real story, is that no amount of good will, no amount of concession on the part of the Japanese government in 1941, would deter Franklin Roosevelt and his Jewish power brokers from the drive to war with Japan.

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House of horrors: The CIA, Dr. Gottlieb and MK-Ultra Signs of the Times

The death (or possibly murder) of Frank Olson was but a hint of the enormous secret CIA program of research into techniques of mind alteration and control. The whole enterprise was assigned the code-name MK-ULTRA and was run out of the CIA's Technical Services Division, headed in the 1950s by Willis Gibbons, a former executive of the US Rubber Company. In the division's laboratories and workshops researchers labored on poisons, gadgets designed to maim and kill, techniques of torture and implements to carry such techniques to agonizing fruition. Here also were developed surveillance equipment and kindred tools of the espionage trade. All of these activities made the Technical Services Division a vital partner of the covert operations wing of the Agency. Within Technical Services MK-ULTRA projects came under the control of the Chemical Division, headed from 1951 to 1956 by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, a New York Jew who received his doctorate in chemistry from California Tech. Born with a clubfoot and afflicted with a severe stammer, Gottlieb pushed himself with unremitting intensity. Despite his physical affliction he was an ardent square dancer and exponent of the polka, capering across many a dance floor and dragging visiting psychiatrists and chemists on terpsichorean trysts where appalling plans of mind control were ruminated amidst the blare of the bands.


VIDEO: Forget everything you thought you knew about Hezbollah Signs of the Times

The regimes of Saudi Arabia, Israel and beyond this, successive US leaders have been engaged in a long-time disinformation campaign against the Lebanese political party and popular resistance movement, Hezbollah. Hezbollah is today, one of the most dynamic political forces in Lebanon whose firm opposition to the Takfiri terrorism of groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS has been vindicated by the victory of the Syrian government over foreign funded jihadists. Hezbollah traces its origins back to the second phase of the Lebanese civil war. After Israel invaded and occupied Lebanon in 1982 and began exploiting Lebanon's sectarian tensions, Hezbollah officially formed in 1985 as an anti-occupation resistance movement whose primary goal was freeing Lebanon of foreign occupation.


Incredibly Honest Animation Reveals What Is Happening In The Shadow Of Our Society TruthTheory

by Mike Sygula,

A good friend of mine, Gavin Nascimento from A New Kind Of Human emailed me this video, few days after it appeared online. I was blown away! I must say that I havent seen anything so good for a while. (Scroll down to watch it now). Truth Theory published the first article on it and you can check it out HERE. The film has been written, directed and produced by Lubomir Arsov and for more info just check out their website: Here are few points that the film is trying to make:

We all wear masks.
One of the underlying aspects of our society is the fact that most of us wear masks. People often think one thing and say something else. Probably everyone does it sometimes. 

Manipulation and control of the entertainment industry
Mainstream singers are often puppets who have to play according to the rules given.

Television as the propaganda tool, tv shows that are manipulated to control public opinion or to dumb down society

Rebecca Campbell: Moral Judgments Can Be Altered by Magnets Public Intelligence Blog

Rebecca Campbell

This story from 2010 is now circulating. Public seems to be waking up to the threat from the 1% controlling electromagnetic towers and focused on mind-control and the erosion of values.

Moral judgments can be altered by magnets

By disrupting brain activity in a particular region, neuroscientists can sway peoples views of moral situations.


Financial strategist says 'The Great Crash of 2018' will start in bond market Signs of the Times

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis "very little has been really fixed," and the next bubble is about to burst, says Bill Blain, a strategist at Mint Partners. According to Blain, this time the bond markets will trigger the mayhem. Global stocks rose in value after the People's Bank of China poured $47 billion into its financial system. That means "central banks have little to worry about in 2018 - if markets get fractious, just bung a load of money at them," said Blain. The 2008 crisis, which was about consumer debt, was triggered by mortgages. We still have consumer debt crisis problems ahead, warns Blain, adding the next financial crisis is likely to be in corporate debt. "More immediately, the realization a crisis is coming feels very similar to June 2007 when the first mortgage-backed funds in the US started to wobble." He said it explains why "we're seeing the highly levered sector of the junk bond markets struggle, and companies correlated to struggling highly levered consumers (such as health and telecoms) also in trouble." Stock markets don't matter, according to the strategist. "The truth is in bond markets. And that's where I'm looking for the dam to break. The great crash of 2018 is going to start in the deeper, darker depths of the credit market," he said. "I'm convinced bond markets are the REAL bubble we should be watching, and it's going to start in high yield..."


A famous waterfall mysteriously disappears overnight in Chiapas, Mexico - local residents manage to 'fix' it (videos) Signs of the Times

One of the most famous tourist attractions of Chiapas has almost completely disappeared as the flow of the river has decreased unexpectedly. Residents living around Cascadas de Agua Azul and from tourists visiting the area, woke up in distress as they noted that the waterfall had almost completely disappeared on November 10, 2017. The baffled inhabitants directly alerted authorities about the unusual phenomenon. Officials are investigating but have found nothing yet. Baffling is the fact that Chiapas is coming out from an intense wet season and that it has rained last week as well. So no drought, no needs of irrigation of agriculture. So what's the heck?


One sided reporting by the media can limit critical thinking: On Jordan Peterson's website plans Signs of the Times

U of T Faculty Association requests meeting on professor's proposed website to identify 'postmodern' courses On Friday, The University of Toronto's Faculty Association requested a meeting to discuss psychology professor Jordan Peterson's idea to create a website to identify courses containing "postmodern" content. The Faculty Association's president, Cynthia Messenger, said the association had "concern[s]" about the website's "threat to our members and to the academic mission of the university." In an interview with the Toronto Star on Friday, Peterson said the website would provide people with information they could use to decide whether they wanted to take certain courses. The meeting requested by the association would be attended by its executive members and the university's provost Cheryl Regehr.


With Gene-Altering Schemes, Be Careful What You Wish For La Paz Group


The short-tailed weasel, or stoat, decimated native bird populations after it was introduced to New Zealand. Altering the genes of invasive animals might save threatened species, scientists said, but could also have devastating consequences. Credit DeAgostini, via Getty Images

Two days ago we were intrigued by the notion; today, not so much. Is it a cat fight between two of the science...


Chaffinches and bramblings Dear Kitty. Some blog

This early November 2017 video is about a mixed flock of chaffinches and bramblings at the Brouwersdam causeway in the Netherlands.

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FLASHBACK: Obvious by now: Russia collusion involved Obama, Hillary, Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein & McCabe Signs of the Times

A bombshell report from The Hill reveals that the Russia Collusion Road leads straight to the very same people who have been pointing fingers at President Trump. The Hill blew the covers off the real scandal involving Russian collusion. And it all points back to the Democrats-specifically, Obama, Hillary, Comey, Mueller, Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe. Turns out that Russia getting their mittzkis on our uranium reserves involved more than the $145 million the Russians poured into the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton's half a million dollar speaking fee at a Russian owned bank. Comment: Actually, that $145 million didn't all come from the Russians. From The Duran: Of the $145 million allegedly contributed to the Clinton Foundation by Uranium One investors, the lion's share - $131.3 million - came from a single donor, Frank Giustra, the company's founder. But Giustra sold off his entire stake in the company in 2007, three years before the Russia deal and at least 18 months before Clinton became secretary of state. The scandal involves a massive cover-up by the Obama Administration and a plan for Russia to infiltrate America. Assisted by the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton, President Putin aimed to grow Russia's atomic energy business on American soil. The Obama Administration's deals under the oversight of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton benefited Russia by selling them 20% our rare uranium reserves. They claim to distrust Russia but handed over a resource that can be used to make nuclear weapons. Equally troubling is that Russia sells uranium to Iran. Comment: Oh right, let's not forget that Iran is a bad guy too. Well, it seems like the U.S administration didn't find that too troubling earlier this year: Iran is to receive a huge shipment of natural uranium from Russia to compensate it for exporting tons of reactor coolant, diplomats say, in a move approved by the outgoing U.S. administration and other governments seeking to keep Tehran committed to a landmark nuclear pact. Two senior diplomats said the transfer recently approved by the U.S. and five other world powers that negotiated the nuclear deal with Iran foresees delivery of 116 metric tons (nearly 130 tons) of natural uranium. Beyond that, it would appear that there was a plan to set up shop. A separate deal involving Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom (Russian state owned atomic energy corporation) allowed Russia to sell commercial uranium to U.S. nuclear power plants in a partnership with the United States Enrichment Corp. If that commercial uranium was a product of the uranium we sold them, Russia would have been selling our own uranium back to us. Hmmm. Who would V. Putin have preferred in the White House?


About that 'magic money tree': What if it were used to reclaim national sovereignty from the internationalists? Signs of the Times

As the political climate turns against the acceptance of austerity, a new book argues it is time to reject the hegemony of neoliberalism After seven years of austerity, we are accustomed to thinking of the economy as a household with the nation's credit card maxed out, to paraphrase David Cameron. The fetishisation of debt translated into massive cuts to UK spending on public services. At the same time, there remains widespread public anger that the big banks continued to make record profits and bonuses in spite of George Osborne's assurances that we would all be in it together. That was then though. Both Cameron and Osborne have since departed. This year, the political climate turned on its axis. The Conservative majority of 2015 gave way to a hung parliament with 40 per cent of voters opting for Corbyn's Labour. The electorate's acceptance of austerity mantras had evidently reached its limit.


Echoes of Catalonia: 60,000 rally in Spain's Valencia to demand better funding Signs of the Times

Tens of thousands of people have staged a protest rally in the Spanish city of Valencia, calling on the central government in Madrid to allocate more funding to the autonomous community of the same name. More than 60,000 demonstrators took to the main streets of the city on Saturday, expressing discontent with what they called the unfair distribution of budget to Valencia. Waving Valencia's regional flags, the protesters demanded that the Spanish government revise the country's financial system in order for a fairer distribution of funding to autonomous communities.


"Nine Meals from Anarchy" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Nine Meals from Anarchy"
by Jeff Thomas

"In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy. Since then, his observation has been echoed by people as disparate as Robert Heinlein and Leon Trotsky. The key here is that, unlike all other commodities, food is the one essential that cannot be postponed. If there were a shortage of, say, shoes, we could make do for months or even years. A shortage of gasoline would be worse, but we could survive it, through mass transport or even walking, if necessary.

But food is different. If there were an interruption in the supply of food, fear would set in immediately. And, if the resumption of the food supply were uncertain, the fear would become pronounced. After only nine missed meals, its not unlikely that wed panic and be prepared to commit a crime to acquire food. If we were to see our neighbor with a loaf of bread, and we owned a gun, we might well say, Im sorry, youre a good neighbour and weve been friends for years, but my children havent eaten today I have to have that bread even if I have to shoot you.

But surely, theres no need to speculate on this concern. Theres nothing on the evening news to suggest that such a problem even might be on t...


Rat soup, anyone? Mexican politician bids to restore delicacy to the menu Signs of the Times

Guadalupe Flores, of the Zacatecas state legislature, wants to 'demystify the consumption of field rats' by encouraging people to eat caldo de rata As policy platforms go, it is unlikely to become mainstream. But a local politician in the Mexican state of Zacatecas is promoting the consumption of rat soup in an attempt to rescue a local tradition and remove the stigma of eating rodents. "The idea is to demystify the consumption of field rats, a clean animal, which is not related in any way to the species in the sewers," said Guadalupe Flores, a member of the state legislature. The consumption of caldo de rata - rat soup - goes back to colonial times in Zacatecas, a state set on the high altiplano in the heart of the country.


Musical Interlude: Eric Whitacre, Virtual Choir Live Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Eric Whitacre, Virtual Choir Live
"Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has inspired millions by bringing together "virtual choirs," singers from many countries spliced together on video. Now, for the first time ever, he creates the experience in real time, as 32 singers from around the world Skype in to join an onstage choir (assembled from three local colleges) for an epic performance of Whitacre's "Cloudburst," based on a poem by Octavio Paz.


Climate change conference COP23, reactions Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Germany says about itself:

Key Architect of Paris Climate Accord: We Cannot Combat Climate Change with More Coal

17 November 2017

For more on the final assessment of this years U.N. climate summit, we speak with one of the key architects of the landmark 2015 Paris climate deal, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. He was previously the environment minister in Peru. He is also the former president of COP20 and a key architect of the Paris Agreement.

This video from Germany says about itself:

17 November 2017

Throughout the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, activists have been protesting against fossil fuels. Early this morning, Democracy Now! drove about 45 minutes west of Bonn to the forests of western Germany, where activists unfurled a banner at the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe that read, Its Up to Us to Keep It in the Ground. You cant separate the peace movement from the climate movement, says Lea Heuser, winner of Germanys Aachen Peace Prize.

This video from...


Black Death-infected hospital patients escape: Plague now spreading out of control CLG News

Black Death-infected hospital patients escape: Plague now spreading out of control --There are rumours among the population the outbreak is a government plot. | 18 Nov 2017 | Patients infected with the Black Death plague ravaging Madagascar are escaping from hospital in a city of nearly nine million people, it has emerged. They risk infecting others as they flee back home despite being riddled with the dangerous contagion. A doctor at a plague hospital in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo revealed the horrifying development yesterday. This comes as fears grow that the outbreak could go global - leading to millions dying. The Central Anti-Plague Hospital Ambohimindra is one of six hospitals that treat plague in the city with a population of 8.6m.


At least 12 killed, 2 others seriously injured in car crash at Salgaa area, Kenya Signs of the Times

A car crash at Salgaa area along Nakuru-Eldoret highway in western Kenya left at least 12 people dead and two others seriously injured, local media reported on Sunday. The accident, involving a shuttle bus and a truck, occurred around 03:00 a.m. local time (00:00 GMT), Daily Nation newspaper reported. "All the 11 passengers and the driver of the shuttle died on the spot," Japheth Kioko, Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) of the nearby Rongai town, told the newspaper.


Cultural support: Russia gives unique 3D Palmyra model to Syria to help restore ancient city Signs of the Times

Russian researchers have created a model of the ancient city of Palmyra, based on thousands of drone images. Unveiled at the St. Petersburg cultural forum, it will be given to Syria to help restore and preserve the UNESCO World Heritage site ravaged by ISIS. The 3D model has been created by scientists from the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences, with the help of experts from the Hermitage Museum. As part of their work on the project, which features both landscape and architectural designs of Palmyra, Russian researchers visited the Syrian city in September 2016. During their special expedition, some 20,000 drone images were taken. Based on the aerial footage, the detailed copy has been created, which will allow observers to track the state of the World Heritage Site by simply comparing new images to the 3D model. It will also help restore the ancient city, which has been largely destroyed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists.


Florida ignores escalating hepatitis C cases in prisons; may cost taxpayers millions Signs of the Times

The state of Florida may have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in treatment costs to as many as 20,000 sick inmates after a federal judge ruled Friday that prison officials had failed to properly care for felons infected with the hepatitis C virus. The ruling, by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker, requires the Florida Department of Corrections to immediately treat a significant portion of the state's 98,000 inmates who test positive for the viral infection with direct acting antiviral drugs, a 12-week treatment that now costs about $37,000 per patient. "FDC has a long and sordid history of failing to treat HCV-infected inmates," Walker wrote in his 32-page ruling. "And this court finds as a matter of fact that FDC's failure to treat was due to a lack of funding."


3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint's, Reuters finds CLG News

3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint's, Reuters finds | 14 Nov 2017 | Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. In all, Reuters has identified 3,810 neighborhood areas with recently recorded childhood lead poisoning rates at least double those found across Flint, Michigan, during the peak of that city's water contamination crisis in 2014 and 2015. Some 1,300 of these hotspots had a rate of elevated blood tests at least four times higher than Flint's.


For Techs Deepest Problems, Women Are The Canary In The Data Mine Fast Company

Silicon Valley veteran and Lean Out author Elissa Shevinsky on why a workplace that is hostile to women is a sign of severe problems in other areas.

Hardly a day goes by these days that we dont hear stories about rampant sexual harassment in almost every industry; from entertainment to fashion, from hipster blogs to Congress to Silicon Valley. Groping, lewd comments, juvenile jokes, offers of sex in return for career advancement, nonconsensual touching, forced kissing, outright raperumors we might hear about in hushed tones at polite cocktail parties are now splashed across the front pages of the internet.

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Top general says he would resist 'illegal' nuclear order from Trump CLG News

Top general says he would resist 'illegal' nuclear order from Trump | 18 Nov 2017 | The top U.S. nuclear commander said Saturday he would push back against President Trump if he ordered a nuclear launch the general believed to be "illegal," saying he would look to find another solution. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saturday that he has given a lot of thought to what he would say if a president ordered a strike he considered unlawful. Hyten was responding to a question about testimony by former STRATCOM commander retired Gen. Robert Kehler before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this week. Kehler said that nuclear operators would refuse to implement an unlawful order.


How Does Your Consciousness Make Everything Real? After the Shift

Does reality exist without us? Physicists have found it maddeningly difficult to write the observer out of quantum theory. Now some are contemplating a mind-boggling alternative: that a coherent description of reality, with all its quantum quirks, can arise from nothing more than random subjective experiences. 

It looks like the "perspective of a madman", says the author of this bold new theory, because it compels us to abandon any notion of fu...


Sean Hannity warns, "Tick tock... Monday starts what will become an avalanche" Signs of the Times

Conservative heavyweight Sean Hannity tweeted a warning to his millions of Twitter followers Friday evening and Twitter exploded. Hannity tweeted, "Tick tock..... From now into next year on many fronts!!!! Monday starts what will become an avalanche. Love to all deplorables. Tick tock!!" The Uranium One scandal is heating up. AG Sessions is under pressure to appoint a special counsel to investigate the case. The informant will testify next week before Congress. As previously reported, investigative reporter John Solomon told Sean Hannity on Thursday the FBI informant has video of briefcases full of money in the bribery of case on Hillary Clinton. Comment: Could this be the informant they're talking about? FBI Uranium One informant's identity revealed Hillary Clinton is actually showing she is afraid for the first time. In a Mother Jones interview earlier this week she lashed out at the Trump administration over the possibility of a special counsel investigating Uranium One. John Podesta is also in panic mode. He lashed out on his Twitter account and in an op-ed for the Washington Post claiming any investigation into Crooked Hillary et al is an abuse of power. Comment: See also: John Podesta writes against 'authoritarians and tyrants' on WaPo after Jeff Sessions hints at Special Counsel for Uranium-One deal


Saudi Arabia: Israel's dream state Signs of the Times

Israel is happy to let Riyadh lead the anti-Iranian alliance, but not so happy to pay the political price of real cooperation Israel has no better ally than Saudi Arabia. It fights Hezbollah and overthrew the Lebanese prime minister who had lived in peace with that organization for a year. There is no other country in the world, including the United States, that acts with such resolve against Iran. Saudi Arabia even went to war in Yemen, not for the Yemenis, who as far as Riyadh is concerned could die of starvation, but to block Iran's influence. Saudi Arabia has warned Hamas against renewing its ties with Tehran and is pressing Washington to come out of its coma and act against the Iranian threat. It seems as if Saudi Arabia would be happy to have Israel join the "Sunni axis." Good for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who dared to get rid of several ministers in his battle against corruption and isn't afraid to confront the Saudi religious oligarchy. Saudi Arabia is the dream of the Jewish state. Its behavior toward Iran makes mincemeat out of the axiom behind Israel's security strategy, namely that all Arab states seek to destroy it, but in return Saudi Arabia reinforces Iran's status as the ultimate enemy.


Has something changed in Earth's atmosphere? Signs of the Times

Something has just changed in Earth's atmosphere. This week alone atmospheric compression events deluge Greece and Italy with once in a multi-century floods, feet of snow, winter storms a few weeks before summer in South Africa, November typhoon out of season far far south near Cambodia, UK colder than Moscow and 14 locations have been chosen for geoengineering programs to begin in our atmosphere.


The New 5G Technology: Corporate Deceit and How It Can Destroy Nature & You! After the Shift


In regards to 5G Technology; be very careful with using or even being around this new and presently being fazed-in, 5G technology! Why? Well, because it's very dangerous and tremendously toxic to Nature, Animals, Birds and Bees, Etc., and Humans Biological System, on an Atomic and Cellular level. 

Featured Guest Speaker: Mr. Kevin Mottus; an Environmental Health Advocate from the California Brain Tumors Association.

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University of Pennsylvania to pay students to take gender-altering hormones CLG News

University of Pennsylvania to pay students to take gender-altering hormones | 17 Nov 2017 | The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is offering to pay its own students to take gender changing hormones. Those who qualify will "take part in a confidential and affirming research study on the cognitive and behavioral effects of hormone therapy." "We're seeking individuals anywhere on the female-to-male (FTM) spectrum," a poster advertising the study states, before mentioning that "participants will be compensated for their time." "Are you transmasculine or a trans man, and do NOT take hormones?" the poster's headline reads.


'Thank you Russia for beating hate with love' - New Zealand supporter's heartfelt letter to football fans Signs of the Times

When New Zealand failed to become the 32nd and final qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup, going down 2-0 to Peru in their play-off second leg in Lima, it shattered the dreams of their steadfast official supporters group - 'The Flying Kiwis'. The group had hoped for a return to Russia since visiting last summer for the 2017 Confederations Cup, held in four Russian cities from June 17 to July 2, and in which New Zealand played in the opening match against hosts Russia at St. Petersburg Stadium. Defeat hit 'All Whites' fan Matt Fejos the hardest. The Wellington native traveled to all three New Zealand games at the tournament, from St. Petersburg to Sochi and back.


Scientists predict upsurge in big earthquakes for 2018 as Earth's rotation slows Signs of the Times

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth's rotation Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth's rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions. Although such fluctuations in rotation are small - changing the length of the day by a millisecond - they could still be implicated in the release of vast amounts of underground energy, it is argued. The link between Earth's rotation and seismic activity was highlighted last month in a paper by Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. "The correlation between Earth's rotation and earthquake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year," Bilham told the Observer last week. In their study, Bilham and Bendick looked at earthquakes of magnitude 7 and greater that had occurred since 1900. "Major earthquakes have been well recorded for more than a century and that gives us a good record to study," said Bilham.


Fact: Helicopters were airborne behind the Mandalay Bay during the Las Vegas Shooting The Crazz Files

The Las Vegas Shooting Helicopter Compendium

 LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) If you have been following my reports on the Las Vegas Shooting than you are likely aware of my helicopter theory which I presented in great detail on The Alex Jones Show Halloween day.
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This year's annual Leonid meteor shower Signs of the Times

The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak Friday night, with a second display cosmic pyrotechnics expected Saturday night. The Leonid will peak in the early hours of the morning, between 2am and 4am when the sky is at its darkest, for star-gazers willing to sacrifice some shuteye. The moon is entering its new phase so there won't be any lunar glare in the sky to disrupt the view. We can expect to see between 10 and 15 shooting stars per hour, reports Quartz. The Leonid meteor shower is named after the constellation Leo (the Lion), and takes place every year when the Earth passes through the debris field left in the wake of the Temple-Tuttle Comet creating shooting stars, streaks of light in the night sky lasting less than a second as the cosmic debris burns up in our atmosphere.


General in charge of US nukes says he is 'trained' to disobey 'illegal' orders from Trump Signs of the Times

In the wake of recent Senate debates on the US President's supposedly unquestionable authority to start a nuclear war, a top general says it's not as easy as pushing a red button. All the US top brass, himself included, are trained to disobey "illegal" orders. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), said he would not blindly follow whatever order comes from US President Donald Trump, noting that the law of armed conflict that prohibits the use of disproportionate force and inflicting unnecessary suffering would be a higher authority when it comes to decision-making. "I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do. And if it's illegal, guess what's going to happen? I'm going to say, 'Mr. President, that's illegal.' And guess what he's going to do? He's going to say, 'What would be legal?' And we'll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that's the way it works. It's not that complicated."


The Slimy Business of Russia-gate Signs of the Times

Special Report: As the U.S. government doles out tens of millions of dollars to "combat Russian propaganda," one result is a slew of new "studies" by "scholars" and "researchers" auditioning for the loot, reports Robert Parry. The "Field of Dreams" slogan for America's NGOs should be: "If you pay for it, we will come." And right now, tens of millions of dollars are flowing to non-governmental organizations if they will buttress the thesis of Russian "meddling" in the U.S. democratic process no matter how sloppy the "research" or how absurd the "findings." And, if you think the pillars of the U.S. mainstream media - The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN and others - will apply some quality controls, you haven't been paying attention for the past year or so. The MSM is just as unethical as the NGOs are. So, we are now in a phase of Russia-gate in which NGO "scholars" produce deeply biased reports and their nonsense is treated as front-page news and items for serious discussion across the MSM. Yet, there's even an implicit confession about how pathetic some of this "scholarship" is in the hazy phrasing that gets applied to the "findings," although the weasel words will slip past most unsuspecting Americans and will be dropped for more definitive language when the narrative is summarized in the next day's newspaper or in a cable-news "crawl." For example, a Times front-page story on Thursday reported that "a network of Twitter accounts suspected of links to Russia seized on both sides of the [NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem] issue with hashtags, such as #boycottnfl, #standforouranthem and #takeaknee." The story, which fits neatly into the current U.S. propaganda meme that the Russian government somehow is undermining American democracy by stirring up dissent inside the U.S., quickly spread to other news outlets and became the latest "proof" of a Russian "war" against America.


It must have been love - Trump is bending Killary over as she says he is 'obsessed' with her Signs of the Times

The war of words between the US President and the former Democratic nominee is showing no signs of abatement. Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of constantly talking about her, adding that she's got no intention of being silenced. Her remarks came during a forum dedicated to the 25th anniversary of her husband Bill Clinton's election as US President in Little Rock in Arkansas.


Open-Minded/Creative People Live In A Completely Different Reality, According to Study Awareness Act

Sure, there is obviously a big difference between close-minded people and open-minded people, right? But how deep does this difference run exactly?

For this study, one hundred and twenty-three people of different backgrounds were examined thoroughly. They were tested for open-mindedness which was done through five different categories. That being conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, and the ability to maintain an open mind in general. After all of this, they then tested individuals for a phenomenon known as binocular rivalry which is something that occurs when each eye is shown a different image (one red and one green). Most people switch back and forth between the two images but some people merge the two into a red-green patch.

It was found that those who saw both images together were the ones who had also scored higher on the openness test in general. This led the researchers to theorize that open-minded people seem to create new mental routes in their minds and attain higher planes of thought. They also noted open-minded people were more creative thus meaning creative people see the world differently as well.

This seems to match up with several previous studies that suggested open people experienced things differently than most people. ScienceDirect says as follows on the study:

For instance, openness predicts performance on divergent thinking tasks (Kaufman et al., 2016; Silvia et al., 2008), which require one to identify multiple diverse uses for ordinary objects. For open people this seems to happen effortlessly, suggesting a more flexible way of combining information, perhaps even at low-levels of perceptual processing. For example, people high in openness display reductions in latent inhibition (i.e., attenuated attentional processing following repeated stimulus exposure) suggesting individual differences in preconscious attentional mechanisms (Peterson & Carson, 1999; Peterson, Smith, & Carson, 2002). Latent inhibition reflects an adaptive attentional gating system for screening out irrelevant information, but for open people this system appears to be more flexible, resulting in the continued processing of stimuli from which the average individual has disengaged. However, we are aware of no previous research examining whether openness relates to how people actually see visual stimuli.

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5 Signs Youve Met Someone From a Past Life Awareness Act

Our souls are eternal. We have lived many lives and will continue to live many more.

While we do not remember our past lives, for the most part, there are people we come across who we feel we have known forever, there is a reason for this feeling. Our soul will recognize those from our past lives even if we ourselves dont. If you experience any of the following things when meeting someone new chances are you are meeting someone you have met before just in a different life. It might even be someone you have met 100 times over.

5 Signs Youve Met Someone From a Past Life:

1. You have a strong connection or repulsion instantly.

Not everyone from your past will come with a positive light. Have you ever met someone and instantly felt like you had to be their friend or if the opposite like you couldnt stand to be near them for some reason? This is why.

2. You feel as if you have known them forever even though youve only just met.

When you meet someone from your soul family it will feel as if you have known them for a long time even though you technically havent. You might progress in your friendship much quicker than your friendships with others. This is because your soul connection is leading you down a path together.

3. You can read them with ease.

Even without words, you can tell what the other is thinking. They know your thoughts and emotions without you having to actually express them. Nothing in this connection seems strained and everything just comes easily.

4. Their presence digs up emotions you dont think you should be feeling

Sure, you dont think you should like them this much or feel this way about them because you havent known them long but because your soul has all of these feelings come flooding in. Something about being around this person feels powerful in more ways than you can explain.

5. You can see it in their eyes.

Their eyes feel familiar to you it is as if you have looked into them a million times over. We all know the eyes are said to be the mirrors of the soul, this proves that to be true. Every person has unique iris patterns and when you meet someone you have met in a past life you just know.

Finding someone from a past life is a wonderful thing. It serves as a reminder that no matter how big the world is those who are meant to come back to you will. Sure, not all connections are good ones, but boy the good ones sure are amazing. For more information on soul families and past lives please check out the video below. The more lives you have lived the bigger yours most likely is.



A Conspiracy No More: US Government Openly Meets to Discuss Future of Chemtrails/ Geoengineering Humans Are Free

Wednesday marked the first time that the U.S. government openly acknowledged and discussed the reality of chemtrails or as they and their ilk call it, geoengineering.

Politicians and members of various fields convened for the US House Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy Hearing, discussing everything from funding the controversial sky-spraying operations to closely regulating them to prevent significant damage to the public.

One concern, said Committee Chairman Lamar Smith during the hearing, is that brightening clouds could alter rain patterns, making it rain more in some places or less in others. We still do not know enough about this subject to thoroughly understand the pros and cons of these types of technologies.

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11 Harsh Truths About Being An Over-Thinker With A Sensitive Heart Awareness Act

Over-thinkers just cannot seem to catch a break, if it isnt one thing it is another and so forth. They are just far too hard on themselves and when it comes to life everything has to be black and white, color just makes it all the more complicated.

Sometimes those who are over-thinkers are just seen as too much this especially sucks since most over-thinkers also have really sensitive hearts. They struggle to be as connected as they want to be and as much as they would love to be around others they seem to get things done a lot more productively when they are alone or even isolated in general. Below you will find a list of harsh truths all over-thinkers have to deal with, maybe it will give you a deeper perspective on how they truly live.

11 Harsh Truths About Those Who Over-Think and Have A Sensitive Heart:

1. You crave love.

As someone with a sensitive heart love is always going to be something you want in life. However, because of your over-thinking you set yourself up for failure after failure. You constantly find yourself questioning everything.

2. Your fight or flight response is not often set to fight.

For you, there is no fight option it is always flight, and this can be a problem. Sometimes in life, we need to fight. Being the one to always push yourself out of the way isnt healthy.

3. Living in the present is extremely hard.

You are always thinking about the past and things you have done. Your mistakes haunt you and nothing you do will ever clear your mind of them. It is as if letting go is not an option.

4. You tend to take the opinions of others far too seriously.

Just because someone says something that upsets you doesnt mean it was meant that way. You as the title of this article suggests, think too much. Over-thinking can cause a lot of unnecessary inner turmoil.

5. Your feelings are always border or intense, there is no in-between.

There is no mild for you either you dont care or you care too much. Things either bother you or they dont. Everything you feel, you feel on an extreme level.

6. You search for meaning in everything.

As someone whose mind does not rest you think about everything all of the time. When it comes to finding the meaning of something you are the best person to call. Even in the smallest thing, you can find meaning.

7. Not everyone can handle you.

Some people just cant handle you and that is okay. There are people who can and will, because in life, some people are meant to stay and others are meant to go.

8. Trying to sleep can be overwhelming sometimes.

At night is when your mind causes you the most pain. You stay up late...


Hypersonic missile race: China is testing weapons that can reach the US in 14 minutes Signs of the Times

A secretive hypersonic wind tunnel, nicknamed 'Hyper Dragon', is helping the experts 'reveal many facts that Americans have not found out', one Chinese researcher said in a propaganda documentary... South China Morning Post's Stephen Chen reports that China is building the world's fastest wind tunnel to simulate hypersonic flight at speeds of up to 12 kilometres per second. A hypersonic vehicle flying at this speed from China could reach the west coast of the United States in less than 14 minutes.


Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 19, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 19 2017

Compiled 1:40 am EDT 19 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery; Author, "Twenty Two Faces,"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 18 2017 7:49 pm EST RV Set for Release, Tilton: "RV is Set for Release" - Philip Tilton Intel Update 11-18-17

1. I can't reveal my identity, but I can confirm that there will be major happenings early next week.

2. Indictments will be unsealed and sh*t will hit the fan for top level gov't officials.

3. #FollowTheWhiteRabbit

4. The Revaluation of Currencies is set for release on the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's murder, Nov. 22.

B. Nov. 18 2017 12:24 pm EST GCR Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 18, 2017

1. Once again preemptive release memos were given out.

2. As of yet no release despite everything and everyone being ready.

3. We wait for the New Powers That Be to make the final move on the Cabal.

4. The final move is the GCR/RV, Indictments, Mass Arrests and GESARA implimentation.

5. In this game of chess pa...


Over 1 Million Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger Humans Are Free

New reports reveal devastating impacts on consumers and farmers. WASHINGTON Over 1 million petition signatures were delivered by farming, consumer and environmental groups  to the U.S. Department of Justice calling on the department to block the proposed merger of Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON). The signatures were delivered as two new reports revealed irreversible impacts from the merger on consumers and farmers. Tuesday, Friends of the Earth, SumOfUs and the Open Markets Institute released an analysis, Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Big Data, Big Agriculture, Big Problems, which  explores the implications of a combined Big Data, chemical and seed platform owned by Bayer and Monsanto and how it may impact competition and farmer choice. Read Entire Article


Take Your Pills With Jim West The Crazz Files<br /> Ultrasound Causation for Microcephaly and Zika Virus, The Hypothesis (Part A) Read More


Animated Short Reveals The Dark Complexities Of Healing Our Broken Society TruthTheory

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

In-Shadows is a Masterful short film from Lubomir Arsov which touches on wage slavery, sexual depravity, the pharmaceutical culture and societies attempt to turn us into mindless consumers. The incredibly powerful short film is disturbing, enlightening and motivating to heal our broken relationship with ourselves and the planet.

The film starts with the opening of a box which seems to represent the planet and a broader box than the western world is currently living in.

The film then enters the shadows of modern day society

In- Shadow Full Film

The films powerful imagery touches on boxes we have allowed to be placed upon ourselves



(Video) Marines Arrive at Langley to Assist Trump in Stopping Coup Operation Disclosure

Published on Nov 18, 2017

- Hillary Worried Over Indictments

Marines have landed at Langley to assist President Trump in securing Washington DC while threats of a coup still loom. Hillary Clinton shows she's worried about the current investigations and the indictments which have been issued in the last week, now reaching over 1800.

More information coming - #TheStorm


"There Is Nothing I Can tell You..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"There is nothing I can tell you that you do not already know.
There is no question that you can ask me that you yourself cannot answer.
You have just forgotten."
~ David Littlewood


Bill Gates Exposed for Funding Research, Promotion of Spraying Geo-engineered 'Chemtrails' Across the Globe Humans Are Free

The latest scam to enter the debate about so-called "global warming" involves spending billions of dollars to spray the atmosphere with tiny particulate matter for the alleged purpose of reflecting sunlight back into space, and thus cooling the planet.

But research into this controversial practice of "chemtrailing," which has actually already been going on for quite some time now, is largely funded directly by Mr. Vaccine himself, the infamous Bill Gates.

The U.K.'s Guardian paper reports that Gates, who is a huge advocate of global intervention programs that forcibly affect large people groups whether they like it or not, has been spending untold millions of dollars from his own personal fortune to fund research into geo-engineering programs.

These funds are being used to study things like how much it will cost every year to blast the skies with tiny particles of sulfur dioxide, a toxic industrial byproduct linked to serious respiratory illnesses like asthma.

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"The Purpose Of Life..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think 
the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate.
It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, 
to have made some difference that you lived at all.
- Leo C. Rosten


Indonesian smugglers stuffed exotic birds in drainpipes (PHOTOS) Signs of the Times

Police in Indonesia have smashed a smuggling ring for allegedly stuffing 125 exotic birds into drainpipes. The arrests are part of a wider clampdown on the lucrative illegal trade in the animals. Four men were arrested following the discovery of 41 endangered white cockatoos and 84 eclectus parrots, which had been stuffed into plastic piping. The piping had been cut and sealed at the ends with wire, AFP reports.


The Dow v S&P500 v NASDAQ Whats the Difference? Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Dear Mr. Armstrong

Why do you always use the Dow Jones Index? It seems to have the least logical construction of the major indices. Why not use the S&P500?

Many thanks for your informative and thought-provoking blog,


ANSWER: Each index offers a completely different perspective. The Dow Jones Industrials is the big money. You will notice that this index leads the way. It is the first out of a key low because it is typically the foreign capital that comes in based on currency. You will also notice it tend to top out first because the big money tends to start to pull out first also...


How to Define a Statesman Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: You have said that all we have are politicians, not statesmen. What is your definition of a statesman?


ANSWER: A statesman is one who admits when he has made a mistake and has the wisdom to correct it before it does any more harm. This is the same quality required to be a successful hedge fund manager. If you cannot quickly realize when you are wrong and get out of a bad trade, you will lose your shirt, pants, wife, kids, and the dog.


Lucinda Dionysius: Saturday Breaking News -- November 18, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Source: Dinar Chronicles


Get that popcorn ready! The Deep State losers are going down fast which means we may be getting our currency reset sooner than I thought--BEFORE China's highly anticipated buy-out of King Salman's ARAMCO! Links to my posts below, see Breaking News Wednesday.

As I described earlier, this buy-out would permanently decommission the US petrodollar as the vehicle of exchange for oil purchases. This means the dollar will be nearly worthless in terms of purchasing power worldwide. And the value of our foreign currencies will rise dramatically!

Trump has a great backup plan already in place to cushion the blow for Americans. He has negotiated for trillions of gold-backed yuan from China. Xi, Trump, and Putin, the Triumphant Trinity, have been in intense discussions concerning the plans to defeat the Deep State cartel by removing the dollar and hydrating the vacuum with yuan in such a way that we will not even feel the pinch.

Foreign currencies owners will reap the extra benefits of having our investment quadrupled or more in purchasing power as the monetary units will be based on the wealth of the respective nations' natural resources. Currently, they are based on their comparison with the dollar which is artificially over-valued.

We will prolly just go to our personal banks for the exchange. Expect the red carpet treatment. Ask for bags of money and hand it out to all on your way home. Forget about signing a nondisclosure contract. No way can we keep a secret THIS BIG! LOL! I personally have no fear whatsoever in giving away tons of money freely to everyone! Fear is not a part of our golden jubilee.

So you ask: What happened that moved up the date?

In a desperate, penultimate act of defiance, a Deep State secret coup d'etat against our president is taking place at this moment. Below, an excerpt from:


This Nordic Tech Companys Onboarding Secret? Cinnamon Buns Fast Company

Here are a few tips for adding a human touch in your new hires early days, when it counts more than ever.

Ive played a part in onboarding around 300 of my companys 500 employees, and in my experience, one of the factors thats kept our turnover rate really low over the years is the way we onboard new hires. As a tech company based in Finland, weve brought a few lessons (and one delicious sweet) from Nordic culture into our onboarding process, in order to make sure the human element doesnt get lost during those crucial first days and weeks on the job. These are a few of the techniques and practices we use here at Reaktor that seem to pay off.

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Police can request your DNA from 23andMe, Ancestry BlackListed News

Millions of people have handed their DNA over to genetic testing companies like Ancestry or 23andMe to learn more about their family trees. But when you ship off your saliva, law enforcement could have access to your DNA. Police could use genetic information it gets from those companies to identify you in a criminal investigation, even if youve never used one of those services.

Robert Mugabe Is Ousted From His Ruling Party in Zimbabwe BlackListed News

President Robert Mugabes own party voted to oust him as its leader on Sunday, a day after thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets to celebrate his stunning fall from power after a military takeover.

How China helped depose 'dozing despot' Robert Mugabe after flooding Zimbabwe with billions to build hospitals, schools and even the 35million Parliament BlackListed News

As he was driven back to his opulent palace in Harare on Tuesday, surrounded by bodyguards in military fatigues and wearing motorcycle helmets, Robert Mugabe had no reason to suspect that his 37-year rule was about to end. Having been in power since 1980, Mugabe not to mention Grace, his high-handed, grasping second wife thought he was invincible. Just days earlier, he beamed with satisfaction at a ceremony to change the name of Zimbabwe's main airport to the Robert Mugabe International Airport.


LAPD Arrest 39 Members Of Pedophile Ring, Rescue 13-Year-Old Victim Your News Wire

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) arrested 39 people in connection to a pedophile ring on Friday, which led to the rescue of a 13-year-old girl.  The sweep was led by the Los Angeles Regional Human [...]


Video: Angry Mob Of Hillary Clinton Supporters Attack Female Reporter, Attempt To Silence Free Speech The Daily Sheeple


Recently released footage taken during a Hillary Clinton event in Austin, Texas shows a vicious group of women Clinton supporters attacking independent reporter Millie Weaver after she asked them a question they did not like.

Weaver, covering the event for, attempted to ask multiple different liberal women what their take was on Bill Clintons documented history of sexual violence against women.

For a group and party supposedly dedicated to womens rights, the response Weaver was given was startling to say the least.

From having her microphone pushed out of her hand to being flipped off directly in her face, the hoard of Clinton zombies showed their true colors, all because Weaver dared to ask them a question that they have purposefully chosen to ignore for years.

Weaver began her report by explaining the planned Clinton event and noting that she had chosen to wear a t-shirt that exposed Bill Clintons long history of sexual violence in the hopes that the female Hillary supporters would be interested in discussing these alleged crimes but perhaps knowing that they would most likely be triggered by the mere mention of them.

Weaver then encountered a security guard who claimed that he worked for the property owner but had actually been filmed doing security for the Clinton motorcade. In other words, a Clinton crony was sent to bother Weaver almost immediately.

Clinton fans then laughably claimed that the documented fact that Clinton helped sell off some of our uranium to the Russians is fake news.

The same women who claimed that a verified fact is fake news also refused to answer a question about how she feels about all the women accusing Bill Clinton of sexual assault by turning her answer into a question itself about disinformation she heard from the mainstream media regarding Alex Jones.

Another Clinton zombie was so triggered that she actually grabbed Weavers microphone in a clear attempt at squashing both free speech and the rights of the press.

Perhaps the most shocking part of the entire exchange between Weaver and the Clinton zombies came when employees of the book store where Clinton was signing her excuses filled book actually came up to Weaver and demanded that she leave under the threat of violence.

Im sorry I need for you to go because you are upsetting people, one of the liberal store employees laughably claimed. (Keep in mind they were on a public sidewalk)

After Weaver replied that she needed them to get out of her face, the other store employee decided to threaten the independent (female) reporter.

We care about our cus...


Gov. Scientist: I Had To Suppress Evidence Linking Fracking To Earthquakes Your News Wire

An Oklahoma seismologist claims that the U.S. government pressured him to suppress evidence that linked fracking to earthquakes. In a deposition taken on Oct. 11, Austin Holland, Oklahomas former lead seismologist, alleges that he was punished [...]


"Surviving a Societal Breakdown" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Surviving a Societal Breakdown"
By Bill Bonner

There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.
- Alfred Henry Lewis

After the March, 2011 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, there was "little electricity or gasoline reported an eyewitness from The Washington Post, visiting Sendai, Japan. Nearly all restaurants and shops are closedroads blockedsupplies depletedthe devastation is catastrophic. Fuel almost non-existentsurvivors will spend a fourth night in near freezing temperatures without food or water

We were elaborating on the benefits of having a family strongholda retreata bolthole somewhere. When the going gets tough, you need a tough place to go to. Oh yesdear readerthe world is a dangerous place. Whats next? Obviously, we dont know. If its a big, nasty surprise, we hope were not here in Bethesda, Maryland, when it comes.

Why? Because the supermarkets would be cleaned out in minutesthe gas stations would run dryand wed be trapped in a hostile environment. Were only here temporarily, while our youngest son finishes high school nearby. We have no family. Few friends. And none of the deep roots you need to survive a prolonged period of crisis and breakdown. Here, we are just anonymous passers-by We would have to depend on the kindness of strangers and the competence of government officials.

What do you need to survive a disaster? First, you need access to water. As weve seen in Japan, even the most developed and sophisticated infrastructure in the world can collapse when it is struck by an earthquake and a tsunami. Publi...


Soros, Pelosi Host Top Secret Resist Trump Conference In California Your News Wire

Billionaire globalist George Soros and Nancy Pelosi held a secret resist Trump conference in California on Friday, designed to bring down the White House.   The four-day event in Carlsbad, titled Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive [...]


Mexico Seizes 800 Pounds Of U.S. Government Cocaine Your News Wire

Authorities in Mexico have seized a massive shipment of cocaine that was headed towards a U.S. government facility in America.  A statement from the Defense Department says the vehicle which was transporting the cocaine belonged to [...]


Military Commander Says He Would Resist Nuclear Orders From Trump Your News Wire

A top U.S. commander says he would ignore and resist President Trump if he ordered a nuclear attack against another country. Democratic supporting Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told [...]


Justin Trudeau Calls ISIS Returning Islamic Travellers Your News Wire

Justin Trudeau has demanded that ISIS fighters returning to Canada should be referred to as returning Islamic travellers.  The politically correct Canadian Prime Minister says the terminology will help ISIS fighters reintegrate with the rest [...]


Top Scientist Says Time Travel Is Possible Your News Wire

A prominent astrophysicist claims that time travel, a feat thought to go against the laws of the universe, is actually possible. According to Ethan Siegel, the universe is comprised of particles which have energy and [...]


James Comey needs to be asked these questions abut the Uranium One investigation Signs of the Times

We deserve to know the truth about the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal and should expect the guilty to be punished Many House and Senate Republicans are calling for a new special prosecutor to investigate the 2010 Uranium One deal, the Clinton Foundation, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and James Comey. Former Attorney General Eric Holder should be added to the list, as he was a sitting member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) before the vote to approve the sale of Uranium One to the Russians, at the time the FBI was investigating the Russian bribery plot. Did AG Holder know that his FBI was investigating the scheme, and did he inform the voting members of CFIUS about the plot? If he didn't disclose the information on Russian involvement, then why not? Would the other eight members have changed their votes? Whether the donations to the Clintons played any role in the approval of the Uranium One deal is unknown. The episode, however, underscores the particular ethical challenges presented by the Clinton Foundation, headed by a former president who relied heavily on foreign cash to accumulate $250 million in assets. This was even as his wife helped steer American foreign policy as secretary of state, presiding over decisions with the potential to benefit the foundation's donors. The pivotal person in all of this is James Comey. These four questions with follow-ups should be asked of him:


Chuck Norris Sues 11 Drug Companies For Poisoning His Wife Humans Are Free

Most of us are familiar with the actor Chuck Norris, hero of action shows and movies like Walker Texas Ranger and Martial Law. Norris is famous for taking on the baddies and always winning. Now, he may have taken on the biggest fight of his life.

The Daily Mail recently reported that Norris and his wife Gena are suing 11 pharmaceutical giants, claiming that she has been fighting exhaustion, pain and weakness since undergoing three MRI scans to assess her rheumatoid arthritis five years ago.

The Norris family believes Gena is suffering from Gadolinium Deposition Disease, a condition triggered by the gadolinium dye used in MRI scans.

Gadolinium is the dye that provides a contrast when a patient undergoes an MRI scan. While its manufacturers claim that the metal is quickly flushed out of the body, independent studies have found that it can linger in the skin, brain and bones for far longer than that.

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General in charge of US nukes says he will defy an illegal strike order from Trump blogfactory

Above~U.S. Air Force General John Hyten, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command



Pseudo-leftists try to explain the failure of the 'Syrian Revolution' Signs of the Times

Some western "Liberals" and "Leftists" pay homage to Yassin al-Haj Saleh, an intellectual leftist of the 'Syrian Revolution'. In fact Saleh represented only a tiny part of Syria's left. He was 'persecuted' because he aligned himself with the 1980 and 2011 bloody uprisings by the sectarian Muslim Brotherhood, and their international Salafist (al Qaeda) supporters. In the end he had to flee for his life from those same sectarian terrorists. With popular forces in Syria and Iraq destroying the globalised sectarian jihadist mercenaries - sponsored principally by Washington and the Saudis - some ideologues in colonial cultures still keep alive the romantic idea of a 'Syrian Revolution', that somehow tragically failed. This is also a myth propagated by the Muslim Brotherhood and their western sponsors, to cover an otherwise naked aggression against Syria. It is a myth that matters much less now, as such propaganda no longer has the capacity to fuel deeper NATO intervention in Syria. Yet it seems important for the self-image of small groups of western pseudo-leftists, who committed themselves to the cause of 'red-washing' Washington's latest war of aggression, backed by the most reactionary forces in the region.


The Joy Of Opting Out Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

The Joy Of Opting Out
by David Cain

Sometimes, improving one small, seemingly obscure skill can make you better at dozens of things at once. One time at a backyard get-together, I was chain-eating potato chips, when a well-meaning friend made a useful observation. At a natural break in our conversation, he said, Youre a sucker for bowls of chips arent you? He meant no offense by this, and I took none - we are both observers of human behavior. I knew I liked chips, but I hadnt realized quite how unhinged my chip-eating is compared to the people around me. Most people will graze on chips when theyre around, a few at a time, but I tend to fall into a whirlpool of near-continuous chip eating. I spoil my appetite. I park near snack tables and mingle from there.

Interestingly, I wouldnt describe myself as a fan of potato chips, and I only really eat them at get-togethers. I dont derive any real joy from eating them, the way I do with chocolate, or spring rolls. For whatever reason I just have a repeating, mechanical habit of reaching into nearby chip bowls when theyre around. 

If its true that people are either moderators or abstainers, then Im an abstainer. In my experience its much easier to refrain from eating the first chip than any of the subsequent eighty. I dont think Im an outlier in this regard, however - one of Lays slogans is Bet you cant eat just one. ...


Mother of 6 Faces up to 2 Years in Prison For Selling Plate of Mexican Food The Mind Unleashed

A single mother of 6 from the notoriously poor city of Stockton, California recently made headlines after selling an undercover agent a $12 plate of ceviche, Mexican food.

37 year old Mariza Ruelas was selling her home cooked meals through the Facebook group 209 Food Spot when she accidentally did business with an undercover investigator.

Its just crazy because people have been selling out their trunks and out of parking lots for years, Mariza said. I never knew it would be a problem.

According to TIME:

A friend told Ruelas about the 15,000-member Facebook group, which she quickly grew to love. Ruelas said it became a network where amateur chefs in Merced, Stockton and the Modesto area could share recipes, organize potlucks and charity giveaways, trade goods or sell dishes for cheaper than market prices. Ruelas started running the Facebook group as an administrator after she said the creator of the page left the group about a year ago.

There were times when I didnt have time to cook. You could go on there and pick something up or have it delivered on the same day, she said. It was just convenient for a lot of people. Everybody loves food. There was that connection with anyone.

6 members of the group received letters in the mail from the local district attorney, informing them they were being summoned to court for violating health codes. Ruelas then shut down the group.

When I got them, I didnt know the extent of the punishment, she explained. I thought you would go to court and they would be like, Stop it. But it wasnt.

The other 5 people accepted plea deals of one year probation, a 235$ fine and 40 hours of community service. When Ruelas had the dignity to decline the plea deal, she was struck with a threat of double their punishment: up to 2 years in prison.

Her eldest children now have to take care of their younger siblings and grandmother, who has diabetes and requires dialysis three days each week.

The story is particularly ridiculous if you know how Stockton, California is. Its a city plagued by poverty and unsolved crimes, one of the worst in California.

In Stockton, finding work is not easy. The ability for people to freely come together and sell food items is a necessity.

San Joaquin County, California is home to authorities who would rather perform sting operations on people selling home cooked meals without a license than fight Stocktons raging crime problem. When you pass through the city on a bus, youll notice in the downtown area its nothing but dealers and addicts. When people cant afford to live in Oakland or Sacramento anymore, they move to Stockton.



CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking Hell Put Them In the Ground (Amy Goodman) Tlaxcala

18/11/2017 - Democracy Now! broadcasts live from the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, where representatives from nearly 200 nations have gathered for negotiations aimed at bolstering the landmark 2015 Paris climate ...


Soros, Pelosi Anti-Trump Conference in California Operation Disclosure

Soros, Pelosi headline hush-hush 'Resistance' conference in California

Source: Fox News

Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, June 20, 2016. (Reuters)

Liberal billionaire George Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were listed as the main attractions Friday at a California gathering of the anti-Trump elite.

The four-day event in Carlsbad, titled Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future, asked that guests refrain from contacting the media or posting to social media, the agenda shows.

Other speakers appearing in person or via video were expected to include U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-Minn.; and Democrats Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and governor-elect Ralph Northam of Virginia.

Special guest speakers were listed as CNN contributor Van Jones and Center for American Progress CEO Neera Tanden.

The conference, which began Wednesday and runs through Saturday at La Costa Resort, was organized by the Democracy Alliance, a network of liberal donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

The purpose is to generate support for Alliance Partner Organizations and engage in diverging perspectives connected to shaping polit...


"Tripping the Switch Fantastic" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Tripping the Switch Fantastic"
By Julian Wash

"Dear Humans,

Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that can toggle between the worlds of internal and external experience. This switch enables us to compare and contrast what we hold to be true against the perceptions and opinions of others. This handy switch is essential. It promotes growth and awareness by opening doors to new ideas and possibilities while keeping us tethered to that familiar landing space we call self. It also serves as a protection device that can switch off stimuli deemed unacceptable or too painful. Switching off can manifest in any number of ways ranging from amnesia associated with traumatic events to simply dismissing the mundane botherations of life. 

For some, this switch can get a little rusty and can even get stuck. When someone is said to be stuck in their ways, then thats a sure indicator of a sticky toggle. So long as we ar...


"Tell Yourself..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone wont either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
- Louise Erdrich


Musical Interlude: 2002, Where The Stars And Moon Play Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.
2002, Where The Stars And Moon Play


"A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Giant elliptical galaxy M60 and spiral galaxy NGC 4647 do look like an odd couple in this sharp cosmic portrait from the Hubble Space Telescope. But they are found in a region of space where galaxies tend to gather, on the eastern side of the nearby Virgo Galaxy Cluster. 
 Click image for larger size.
About 54 million light-years distant, bright M60's simpler egg-like shape is created by its randomly swarming older stars, while NGC 4647's young blue stars, gas and dust are organized into winding arms rotating in a flattened disk. Spiral NGC 4647 is estimated to be more distant than M60, some 63 million light-years away. Also known as Arp 116, the pair of galaxies may be on the verge of a significant gravitational encounter, though. M60 (aka NGC 4649) is about 120,000 light-years across. The smaller NGC 4647 spans around 90,000 light-years, about the size of our own Milky Way.


Investigation into Abductions of American Children in Saudi Arabia Operation Disclosure




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Serial No. 107-83

Printed for the use of the Committee on Government Reform

Available via the World Wide Web:

80-882 WASHINGTON : 2003

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10 Incredible Men That Have Transformed Their Bodies Prove Age is Just a Number Awareness Act

Growing older is inevitable, and despite our best attempts, there is not one of us with the power to avoid it. Thats not to say that we, as a population havent tried! In fact, the global anti-aging market which was valued at $140.3 billion USD in 2015 is predicted to grow at such an alarming rate that experts believe it will hit $216.52 billion in 2021! In an effort to slow and reverse the signs of aging, Americans are investing, time, money and energy than ever before.

This focus on aging and anti-aging products is further amplified by the aging population in the United States. The Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964 are now aged 53 to 71, with experts stating that the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to more than double by the year 2060!

A quick search on Google for anti-aging tips will leave you with page after page of miracle serums, night creams, and anti-aging diets, but is there a better way? The Hearty Soul compiled a list of 10 incredible men who have demonstrated that through eating healthy, staying active and taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually we can good, feel great, and really enjoy life after 50!

Alessandro Manfredini Age 48

Not only is Alessandro Manfredini incredible handsome, building a large following on Instagram, but he has also found his niche with his amazing well groomed and maintained beard, helping him to book both photo shoots and modeling contracts.

Gianluca Vacchi Age 50

Gianluca Vacchi not only looks great, but this man has some serious moves! Videos of this businessman have been circulating YouTube, captivating audiences the world over. He shows his followers that being active and staying in shape can be fun!

Deshun Wang Age 80



8 Major Warning Signs to Help You Spot Any Psychopath Awareness Act

We all get a little uneasy when it comes to even thinking about psychopaths. People detached from human emotion manipulating people around them, no thanks!

Photo Via Pexels

There are tons of psychopaths living in this world unnoticed, sure not all of them are murderers or criminals but that doesnt make them not a psychopath. If you know someone who meets the following criteria chances are they are a psychopath.

8 Most Accurate Signs That Someone Has Psychopathic Tendencies:

1. They do not feel guilt.

When we hurt someone we usually feel guilty about it. A psychopath will not feel guilt.

2. They do not feel empathy.

We as humans are usually very empathetic towards others. The psychopath will not be. They cannot understand and do not care to the emotions of others.

3. They love to make people feel guilty.

They pick up a lot of small things about everyone in their lives. They use this sort of thing to get in your trust. They use your vulnerabilities to gain control over you. One of their favorite things to do is guilt someone and then cashes in a favor.

4. They only value themselves.

No one else matters to them but themselves and their well being.

5. They think they are better than everyone else.

They feel superior to everyone they encounter. This is how they are able to dodge guilt and things of the sort, the common person is only here for their amusement.

6. They are liars.

They lie all the time even when it is not something that will benefit them. This gives them a false sense of power.

7. They have appealing personalities.

Psychopaths are often people who like. They are approachable and friendly, not how they are portrayed in movies.

8. They do not take responsibility for their actions.

No matter what they do it is never their fault anything ever gets put back on them.

Keep in mind a person does not have to have all of these traits to have psychopathic tendencies. One or two is more than enough. It seems there are a lot more psychopaths out there in this world than we would like to believe.

Article Inspired By Empower Her. 


The Business of Shipping and the Risks Involved The Fifth Column

(TFC)  Each year billions of packages are shipped from one destination to another. With the emergence of the Internet over the past few decades, online shopping has become a regular thing for people to do. The number of packages shipped each year will continue to grow in the future. The shipping process is not only great for companies, but for the economy as a whole.

The First Step in Shipping Packages

Companies that ship their packages out will usually have a fulfillment center that they use. These fulfillment centers are a big warehouse with many employees. A well-managed facility allows packages to reach customers in a matter of days.

Dangers in the Shipping Business

A company that puts safety first is a well-managed company. With that said, even a well-managed company can have an employee accident. In these warehouses, there are usually forklifts rolling around, machines in action and heavy boxes being handled. These are just a few of the hidden dangers of a warehouse and the shipping business.

When an Injury Occurs

Nobody ever arrives at a place of employment and expects to be injured. However, injuries while at work are always a possibility. Injuries come in the form of a minor scratch to a severe accident. The damage caused by accident can also be physical or psychological. No matter what type of injury it is, it is always important to contact an attorney if injured. All too often a person will think the damage is too small to say anything. Even if they did mention the injury to their employer, it might be brushed off as no big deal. If your employer doesnt want to address the accident, it might be a good time to call an injury attorney.

Injury Attorney

When a person is injured at work, it can be a very confusing time in their life. It can be very intimidating for a person when they feel like they have to battle a company they are accusing of wrongdoing or negligence. An injury attorney can assist and provide legal representation for their client. An attorney is an expert in the law and will present...


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Loners Are The Most Loyal and Intellectual People You Will Ever Meet Awareness Act

As others are working hard to make friends and connect with everyone they possibly can, the loner prefers to stay to themselves. And while this may seem strange to the social butterfly, it doesnt bother the loner one bit.

From the outside, it may appear that your loner friend is socially awkward or even lonely, however, the loner chooses to be alone. It isnt that they feel above everyone else, or regard themselves so highly that they ignore others. Actually, they are very compassionate, and down to earth people that care a lot.

If you have a loner as a friend, you have to understand that despite the fact that they enjoy being alone in most cases, they chose you to be their friend. While it is obvious that they choose the people they have in their lives very carefully, when the loner chooses a person to have in their life, they have chosen this person above all others.

It isnt that they dont want friends, on the contrary, they enjoy the company of others. But, they need solitude to understand the world around them. You see, the loner is a deep thinking individual that is constantly analyzing the world around them, and solitude allows them the time to sort through the world around them.

They dont indulge in mindless banter, because they are busy sorting through the big topics. Of course, no two loners are made exactly alike, and there are some that are more extroverted and others that are more introverted. Extroverted loners find it easy to communicate their inner workings to other people, while the introverted loner keeps their thoughts almost entirely to themselves.

And while the extroverted loner has the ability to share their thoughts and feelings with others, for the most part, they choose to keep to themselves because they are in search of real people. They cant tolerate the fabricated lives of the fake, so instead, they choose to find people that share common interests. They want true and real life conversations about how the world works, not simple gossip about Sally down the street.

Introverted loners, on the other hand, have a much harder time in large groups of people. You see, these massive groups of people intimidate them because they cant think clearly. Instead of focusing on their thoughts, anxiety takes over and it becomes hard to breathe. So, more often than not, the introverted loner spends most of their time alone, and only chooses certain people to invite into their thoughts.

Unfortunately, if you arent a loner, it can be hard to appreciate this. But, both types of loners are both genuine and intelligent. And if you allow them to, they will enrich both your mind and your life. As long as you are true to them, and provide them with food for thought, they will live forever, faithfully by your side as a true friend. However, if you hurt them, or give them a reason to doubt your humility, it is likely that you will lose them....


Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink The Fifth Column

(GV)  When talking about traditional Mexican drinks, the conversation invariably leads to the recent resurgence of mezcal. Once nearly fading into disuse, mezcal is now the leading drink on menus of all types at a wide variety of Mexican establishments.

In the last decade, drinking mezcal has been trending among Mexicans, but what exactly is mezcal? According to the Official Mexican Standard (Mexicos official rules governing mezcals characteristics and specifications), mezcal is a distilled, transparent alcoholic beverage obtained from the maguey plant:

100 % de maguey o agave, obtenida por destilacin de jugos fermentados con microorganismos espontneos o cultivados, extrados de cabezas maduras de magueyes o agaves cocidos ()

100% maguey or agave, obtained through the distillation of fermented juices with spontaneous or cultivated microorganisms, extracted from mature maguey heads or cooked agaves ()

Mezcals historical origin is uncertain although some versions maintain it began in the colonial period, sometime after 1521 following the Spanish conquest and their subsequent introduction to distillation techniques. Others assert that mezcal is a prehispanic brew used by indigenous people for centuries before the conquest.

Mezcal now holds a leading spot among other old-fashioned drinks like pulque and tepache. Its not to be confused with tequila, which comes specifically from the blue agave harvested in its namesake region of Tequila, Jalisco. A recent Huffington Post piece on the rise of mezcal highlights a few other differences:

Alrededor del mundo ambos elixires simbolizan a Mxico, y si durante dcadas el tequila ha sido la bebida mexicana por excelencia, ahora el mezcal est viviendo una autntica revolucin. Despus de haber sido considerado como una bebida despreciada, ya por fin lo encontramos en los bares mas chic del planeta y el talento de los bartenders le estn dan...


The Bundy Trial and why it should matter to you - A conversation with John Lamb Signs of the Times

Cliven Bundy and his sons have been incarcerated for nearly two years. Regardless of your position on the matter you must ask yourself how American citizens can be held so long without trial. John Lamb discusses Ryan Bundy's recent release to a halfway house and the latest developments in the case.


Oil prices could double if Middle East conflict escalates blogfactory

Barrel traders recently pushed the price of We...


Organ-donor group battles in court over 'brain-dead' declarations Signs of the Times

The New York Organ Donor Network is trying to block a judge's order to release medical records to a whistleblower who claims the group pushed hospital staff to declare patients brain dead so their body parts could be harvested. The network has appealed Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arlene Bluth's April order to disclose the charts of four dead patients to Patrick McMahon, a nurse practitioner who claims he was fired as a transplant coordinator in 2011 after protesting against the practice. The network has denied McMahon's claims, but it also refuses to hand over the documents. Network lawyers say family members of two of the deceased have "explicitly objected" to the release. The lawyers also say the disclosure would violate the families' privacy rights. Bluth ruled that "organ procurement organizations" are not covered by legislation. She added that there's a confidentiality order that would prevent anyone except for McMahon and his attorneys from viewing the records.


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3 Proven Things Schools Can Do To Curb The ADHD Epidemic Without Prescribing Drugs To Kids The Daily Sheeple


We really just dont know what the long-term, generational effects of such widespread use of ADHD medications will be on our society and the individuals whove been taking these meds their whole lives.

There have never been long-term studies because the medications have not been around for very long, yet the FDA and Big Pharma are perfectly comfortable pushing these pills onto the public.

The truth is that they do not want people to be healthy and free of dependency on pharmaceuticals, they want customers and cash flow and dont care if children as young as one year old are being put on these drugs.

If these institutions actually cared for our well-being and welfare, they would undoubtedly strive to put as few people as possible on these meds. They would especially refuse to give these  to children without thoroughly examining all options and possibilities before introducing prescription speed to alter the behavior of kids who dont seem to adapt well to the modern schooling environment.

If they really cared for our welfare, they would demand that before any child is given these medications they were given the opportunity to try out and explore natural, non-chemical alternatives.

We have plenty of evidence suggesting that common sense alternatives work well to positively influence the behavior of school children, and here are three that we know work well.

1.  Increase Recess and Play Time

The most common sense, natural solution to inattentive behavior in school children may be the basic idea of giving children more time to free play and to engage their bodies in physical activity.

Its such a simple notion in such unusual times that it actually sounds revolutionary, and several schools in Texas are being hailed for trying a new program which solves behavioral problems by doing nothing more than allowing children to play outside more often during the school day.

According to Today, the Eagle Mountain Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas, has been giving kind...


Paulo Coelho, Change and Renewal Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Change and Renewal
by Paulo Coelho

When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling. They say: We will never be like we were before. Of course. Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The next leaves will have their own nature, they pertain to a new summer that approaches and which will never be like the one that passed.

Living means changing and the seasons repeat these lessons to us every year. Changing means going through a period of depression: we still dont know the new and we have to forget everything we used to know. But if we are a little patient, spring ends up arriving and we forget the winter of our hopelessness. Change and renewal are the laws of life. It is best to get used to them and not suffer about things that only exist to bring us joy.


Gaza: A life worth living?On a young writer's suicide (Hamza Abu Eltarabesh ) Tlaxcala

18/11/2017 - On Tuesday, 29 August, Mohannad Younis swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills and ended his life. He was only 22 and seemed to have much going for him. A budding author, he had recently completed a series ...


Obamacare Premium Spikes In 2018 Now Greater Than Two Thirds Of A Familys Wages In Some Areas The Daily Sheeple


Just as in 2016, Obamacare could remain one of the major hot button topics for voters going into the 2018 mid-term elections.

And unless the Congressional Republicans can hammer out some form of repeal, replace, or adaptation of the Healthcare Act before the end of 2017, then premiums are expected to once again skyrocket for the majority of American families next year.

And how high might some of these premiums go?  Well in an example from one family in Virginia, their monthly premiums are going to be greater than two-thirds of the average household income for the entire state.

Ian Dixon, who left his full-time job in 2016 to pursue an app-development business, did so because the ACA guaranteed that he could still have quality coverage for his young family, he said.

But when the 38-year-old Charlottesville husband and father of a 3- and a 1-year-old went to re-enroll this month, his only choice for coverage would cost him more than $3,000 a month for his family of four, which amounted to an increase of more than 300 percent over the $900 he paid the year before. And this is for the second-cheapest option, with a deductible of $9,200.

Helpless is definitely a good word for it, Dixon said. Rage is also a good word for it.  Washington Post

With the average annual household income for the state of Virginia being around $53,723, or $4476 per month, a healthcare premium of over $3000.00 comes out to exactly 67%, or two-thirds of their monthly income.

We have already shown many time in previous articles that when the government gets involved in any particular industry, the costs of that market always rise, and usually to unaffordable levels.


Yet perhaps it is irony that the Federal government named Obamacare the Affordable Healthcare Act, because in the end it has proven to be exactly the opposite for consumers and the American people.

However then again maybe that was the plan from the beginning, since many who voted for this le...


Chocolate Gives Statins A $29 Billion Run For Their Money The Sleuth Journal

Chocolate Gives Statins A $29 Billion Run For Their Money | chocolate-heart | Natural Medicine

With the blockbuster cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins being widely promoted for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, despite their having over 300 documented adverse health effects (including heart failure!), how does chocolate sound as a viable, heart-friendly alternative?

We already connect amorously with chocolate (to the tune of 6 billion lbs of cocoa consumed annually worldwide), revealing in heart-felt expressions like I love it, and this is to die for! how comfortable we are with publicly declaring our affection. But did you know that while it makes our emotional hearts sing, it may actually keep our physical hearts happy, alive and ticking longer, as well?

Indeed, back in 2006, researchers found that for elderly men, eating cocoa intake was inversely associated with blood pressure and 15-year cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. When compared with the lowest tertile (lowest 33%) of cocoa intake, the adjusted relative risk for men in the highest tertile was .50 for cardiovascular mortality, or a 50% reduction, and .53 for all-cause mortality, or a 47% reduction. Not bad considering the median cocoa intake among users was 2.11 grams per day, or just one half an ounce a week. While many people are searching out supplements such as ubiquinol to combat the side effects of statin drugs, they could have been eating chocolate instead.

Anything that can reduce your risk of dying from all causes by 50%, which is not an expensive and potentially dangerous drug, but a food, should be be taken seriously,...


The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 "Getting There"

"You take a final step and, look, suddenly
You're there. You've arrived
At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for:
This common ground
Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone.

What did you want to be? 
You'll remember soon.
 You feel like tinder under a burning glass,
A luminous point of change.
 The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon,
Holding it firm till the arrival of stars
In time with your heartbeats.
Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression
On the self you were,
By having come all this way through all this welter
Under your own power,
Though your traces on a map would make an unpromising
Meandering lifeline.

What have you learned so far? You'll find out later,
Telling it haltingly like a dream,
 That lost traveler's dream under the last hill
Where through the night you'll take your time out of mind
To unburden yourself
Of elements along elementary paths
By the break of morning.

You've earned this worn-down, hard, incredible sight
Called Here and Now.
Now, what you make of it means everything,
Means starting over:
The life in your hands is neith...


Liberals Attack The FAMILY: If You Have Kids, YOU Are Destroying The Planet The Daily Sheeple


It seems as though the more desperate the liberal democrats become to sell their radical agenda to the American people, the more strange and nonsensical their arguments become.

Take a recent article published by NBC News, for example, which suggests that if the people of the earth would just stop having children, then we could slow down global warming and save the planet from an imminent catastrophe.

[H]aving a child is a major contributor to climate change, writes Travis Rieder, the author of the piece. The logical takeaway here is that everyone on Earth ought to consider having fewer children.

In reality, however, there is nothing logical about this idea at all. First of all, it has been proven time and time again that the global temperature isnt rising at a more rapid rate than it has dozens of times in the past, even long before human beings walked the earth.

Second, even if there has been some warming, it is not being caused by human activity. And finally, would telling people not to have children really be a good idea, even if climate change was as serious a problem as the Left tells us it is? (Related: All of the lies about climate change and global warming are debunked in this one astonishing interview.)

In America, we are blessed to have something called liberty. That means that as long as parents can take care of them, a mother and a father can have as many children as they want. Even if the author of this NBC article suggests that parents should be encouraged to stop having children as opposed to being forced to stop having children, it is still utterly ridiculous.

While Rieder does acknowledge that it would be tough to convince people to stop having children because of how uncomfortable it is to imagine a world without babies, he ultimately argues that the seriousness of climate change justifies uncomfortable conversations.

Rieder then uses a ridiculous analogy to argue that people who have children are partially responsible for climate change: If I release a murderer from prison, knowing full well that he intends to kill innocent people, then I bear some responsibility for those deaths even though the killer is also fully responsible. My having released him doesnt make him less responsible (he did it!). But his doing it doesnt eliminate my responsibility either.

The author then brings his own daughter in as a...


Why are Britons being arrested in Iran? Signs of the Times

Iran detained a number of UK citizens because it holds a grudge against the prime minister, it has been claimed. The news comes as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tries to engineer the release of British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from an Iranian jail. Johnson's recent blunder over the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case has highlighted the plight of UK citizens who have been jailed under dubious charges. The foreign secretary may have added five more years to Zaghari-Ratcliffe's prison sentence after wrongly telling a select committee hearing she had been teaching journalism in Iran. Comment: See: Iranian media says Boris Johnson's gaffe was proof of 'cover-up' over jailed British womanBumbling Boris Johnson phones Iran after his stupidity could land UK citizen extra 5 years in prison Zaghari-Ratcliffe has always maintained she was merely on holiday introducing her daughter to her Iranian relatives. The mother-of-one was detained on arrival at Tehran Airport on April 3, 2016, accused of producing "propaganda against the state."


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Cops Relative Murders Unarmed Man In Broad Daylight ON VIDEO No Charges The Daily Sheeple


A relative of the Killeen police department shot and killed a man in broad daylight, it was recorded on video and he is still walking free.

WARNINGThe video below contains disturbing images of the argument and shooting of Curtis Shelley in Killeen, Texas. Several family members, including the victims grandmother and father, gave permission for this video to be republished.

Killeen, TX Disturbing video of a murder in Killeen, Texas has been published by the family of the victim as they seek justice for their son who was murdered in broad daylight. The family has gone to the media because in spite of police have video evidence of the murder they have yet to charge the man who committed it.

The family is claiming that there has yet to be charges filed because the suspect, who has still yet to be identified by police, is a relative of one of the officers in the Killeen Police Department. An anonymous source has told the Free Thought Project that the shooter in the video below is the son of a KPD officer.

While weve yet to confirm the actual relationship with the department, local news station KCEN has confirmed, through multiple avenues that the man is indeed related to a Killeen police employee.

As KCEN reports, on Sunday, Nov. 12, officers were dispatched to the scene around 2:10 p.m. They found Shelley on the ground in the 1000 block of Cedar Drive with a gunshot wound. Officers said they performed life-saving measures until paramedics arrived, but Shelley did not survive.

The investigation determined that the victim and suspect were involved in an ongoing dispute, according to the Killeen Police Department.

As the video shows, the two men were engaged in an obvious dispute with the shooter training the gun on Shelley the entire time. As the situation appears to calm down, Shelley walks backward and the shooter has the chance to leave the scene. However, the shooter chooses not to leave and with no warning and without Shelly lunging or otherwise posing any threat, the man fired the shotgun.

The single shot dropped Shelley immediately and he died shortly after.

After viewing the video of the altercation, Channel 6 reports that their Legal Expert Liz Mitchell said it will be difficult for the shooting to be justified.

I would say a self-defense claim would be very difficult in this case,  Mitchell said In this case, its kind of like that old saying you cant bring a gun to a fist fight. The person in the white t-shirt doesnt have a weapon or anything that would justify deadly force in this case.

The family is now distraught for two reasons. The first reason is that they lost their...


A Boeing 757 was hacked and now DHS is worried more planes could be at risk Signs of the Times

A Department of Homeland Security official admitted that the agency was able to remotely hack into a Boeing 757 during a test in 2016. The DHS official indicated that he and his team were able to do so without having any direct contact with the aircraft or using any materials that would be flagged by security. While the exact details of the hack are confidential, Boeing insists that the hackers were not able to take control of the aircraft's flight systems. The increasing use of electronics and internet connectivity in transportation vehicles is a double-edged sword. While new technology gives drivers and pilots more information and makes communication easier, it also leaves vehicles more vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Department of Homeland Security illustrated that fact when it remotely hacked into a Boeing 757 through its radio communication system at an airport in Atlantic City, NJ, according to CSO . While the hack occurred in September 2016, it wasn't revealed until DHS official Robert Hickey gave his keynote address at an aerospace security summit on Nov. 8.


City Councilman Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegations From A 10-Year-Old The Daily Sheeple

Jeff Miller

A Republican Indianapolis city councilman resigned Friday following sexual misconduct allegations from underage girls.

Jeffrey Miller, 50, a Republican city councilman, resigned from his position after being accused of molesting two young girls at his home, NY Daily News reported.

Miller faces three felony counts of child molestation, according to court records in which he is quoted as acknowledging there might be truth to the allegations.

Miller was arrested Friday and faces between two and 12 years in prison if the allegations of sexual molestation are true, the IndyStar reported.

One of the alleged victims, a 10-year-old girl, told her father about the alleged incident involving Miller following the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations.

The young girl told investigators that Miller touched her buttocks, under her clothes, and where the legs meet the groin, according to court documents. The other girl told investigators that Miller touched her buttocks while he gave her a piggy-back ride.

I defer to [the children]. If Ive done something theyre uncomfortable with perception is reality, Miller told investigators, denying any alleged sexual misconduct despite admitting to touching them and giving massages.

Miller is a widower with a 10-year-old son.

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Hungary will veto EU sanctions against Poland calling it "shameful and scandalous" Signs of the Times

Hungary has announced it will veto any plans to take away Poland's voting rights in the European Parliament, saying the resolution is "out of the question". Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjn has called the proposed invocation of Article 7 against Poland "shameful and scandalous". "The Hungarian government stands by Poland and the adoption of such a resolution is out of the question," he said. The motion to begin removing Poland's voting rights passed earlier this week by 438 votes to 152. Polish MEP Ryszard Legutko stormed out of the chamber, branding it an "Orwellian show" and "a show of strength against the Poles..."


Venezuela Defaults On A Debt Payment Is This The First Domino To Fall? The Sleuth Journal

Venezuela Defaults On A Debt Payment Is This The First Domino To Fall? | dominoes | Economy & Business News Articles

Did you know that Venezuela just went into default?  This should be an absolutely enormous story, but the mainstream media is being very quiet about it.  Wall Street and other major financial centers around the globe could potentially be facing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, and the ripple effects could be felt for years to come.  Sovereign nations are not supposed to ever default on debt payments, and so this is a very rare occurrence indeed.  I have been writing about Venezuela for years, and now the crisis that has been raging in that nation threatens to escalate to an entirely new level.

Things are already so bad in Venezuela that people have been eating dogs, cats and zoo animals, but now that Venezuela has officially defaulted, there will be no more loans from the rest of the world and the desperation will grow even deeper

Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences.

The South American country defaulted on its debt, according to a statement issued Monday night by S&P Global Ratings. The agency said the 30-day grace period had expired for a payment that was due in October.

A debt default risks setting off a dangerous series of events that could exacerbate Venezuelas food and medical shortages.

So what might that dangerous series of events look like?

Well, Venezuela already has another 420 million dollars of debt payments that are overdue.  Investors around the world are facing absolutely catastrophic losses, and...


Study Confirms That Hitting Children Makes Them Aggressive And Antisocial The Mind Unleashed

A new study led by Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff of the University of Texas has shown that using physical force to discipline children actually causes them to be more aggressive and antisocial in the future. This is the latest in a long line of studies showing that corporal punishment has a damaging impact on children and that it is not an effective method of instruction either.

In this most recent study, which was published in Psychological Science, researchers divided over 12 thousand children into two different groups based on their family history, since smacking kids around for the purpose of the study would not be ethical.

The question of whether parents spanking causes childrens externalizing behavior problems poses such a challenge because randomized experiments of spanking are unethical, and correlational studies cannot rule out potential selection factors. This study used propensity score matching based on the lifetime prevalence and recent incidence of spanking in a large and nationally representative sample ( N = 12,112) as well as lagged dependent variables to get as close to causal estimates outside an experiment as possible, the abstract of the study said.

The study concluded that Whether children were spanked at the age of 5 years predicted increases in externalizing behavior problems by ages 6 and 8, even after the groups based on spanking prevalence or incidence were matched on a range of sociodemographic, family, and cultural characteristics and childrens initial behavior problems. These statistically rigorous methods yield the conclusion that spanking predicts a deterioration of childrens externalizing behavior over time.

Speaking in an interview with The Independent, Gershoff explained her findings more in depth, saying that, It affected how often they argue with other children, fight, act impulsively and disturb activities in the classroom. What smacking teaches them is that when the parent is around, they should behave, otherwise they will be hit. The child does not learn how to manage themselves when the parent is not around.

All of us get frustrated when things dont go our way. Our job as parents is to teach children how to handle that. Smacking isnt teaching those things, Dr. Gershoff added.

For the most part, every generation treats their children with just a little bit more respect then they saw from their parents, especially since the 20th century. Physical child abuse, infanticide, and child slavery have been extremely common throughout history. However, in the past century society has b...


Evening grosbeaks in Canada Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Ontario, Canada says about itself:

17 November 2017

Evening Grosbeaks are irregular (or irruptive) winter migrants, which means its hard to predict where they will show up in their wintering ranges in any given year. Some winters they will show up at feeders far south of their normal range; however, over the past fifty years these thick-billed finches have become uncommon in areas, particularly in the eastern US, partially due to their declining numbers.

Watch online with highlight clips and information about the birds at

The FeederWatch cam is located in a residential neighborhood in Manitouwadge, Ontario.


My granddaughter will be 35 in 2050. I grieve that she will know silent and empty places | Christine Milne RSS feed from

Australia's white lemuroid possum became my symbol for habitat loss and global warming that will send one-third of species to extinction by mid-centuryIt was 8 November, 2011 and I had just had one of the best days of my parliamentary career. We had made history when the Senate adopted legislation to implement an emissions trading scheme to address global warming. I was both exhausted and excited, having negotiated and shepherded the legislation through the senate for the Greens. It had [...]


Germany Bans Childrens Smartwatches Over Spying Concerns Your News Wire

Germany has banned smartwatches for children as they are in for violation of the countrys surveillance laws. Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency has called on parents to destroy their childrens smartwatches warning they can [...]


'Just a friend': How Bob Menendez's 'friends' helped him avoid a jail sentence Signs of the Times

"Gifts to cultivate friendship are not bribes," Abbe Lowell said in his closing in defense of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez - and enough jurors agreed to result in a hung jury and a mistrial. The Biz Markie defense - he's just a friend - worked. Lowell was worth every penny of the $4.5 million raised and spent by Menendez's legal defense trust. But the hung jury doesn't change the facts: Menendez's co-defendant Salomon Melgen left the courtroom and went back to jail, where he is awaiting sentencing on 67 counts of Medicare fraud. Menendez enjoyed ready access to Melgen's private jets and luxury resorts financed by that Medicare fraud - and the New Jersey senator went all the way up the chain to the secretary of health and human services to keep the money flowing.


33,000 refugees, killed by fortress Europe, named Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Germany says about itself:

30 June 2016

The artist Banu Cennetolu explores the political, social and cultural dimension of the production, representation and distribution of knowledge and asks how it feeds into a societys collective thought and becomes part of its ideology. Cennetolu has participated in major international exhibitions such as the 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) she and Ahmet t represented Turkey.

She is represented at the 13th Fellbach Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture (2016) and currently guest of the DAAD artist programme in Berlin.

The free-lance critic and curator Vasif Kortun is known as one of the most important critical voices in the discourse on Turkeys radically changing cultural politics. He has organized numerous international exhibitions focussing on art production in Turkey, for example the 3rd and 9th international Istanbul Biennale (1992 and 2005) as well as the Turkish pavilions at the So Paulo Biennale (1994 and 1998) and at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007).

By Dietmar Henning in Germany:

Artist lists names of fortress Europes 33,000 refugee victims

18 November 2017

Artist Banu Cennetolu has published a list with the names of 33,293 asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have died since 1993 while fleeing to Europe or in connection with Europes refugee policies.

The 48-page list was enclosed in the November 9 edition of the Berlin-based newspaper Tagesspiegel. As part of Berlins autumn salon at the Maxim Gorky Theatre, pages from the list will be posted on advertising pillars in the centre of the city.

Cennetolu said the list exposes only the tip of the iceberg. In fact, many more people have died while fleeing, including those who drowned in the Mediterranean. The List documents what could be compiled from available data, wrote Tagesspiegel. The data...


Military Coup in Zimbabwe The Sleuth Journal

Military Coup in Zimbabwe | military-coup-africa | Special Interests World News

Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, heading the nations ZANU-PF party, earlier as prime minister, for the last 30 years as president. Hes now aged-93 in poor health.

On Wednesday, Zimbabwes military took control of the countrys state-run ZBC television.

Addressing the nation, spokesman General SB Moyo said criminals committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country were targeted in order to bring them to justice, adding:

The military is seeking to pacify a degenerating, social, and economic situation. He ludicrously denied a coup occurred, saying Mugabe and his family are safe and sound and their safety is guaranteed.

On November 14, ZANU-PF accused the army chief of treasonable conduct after he challenged Mugabes sacking of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa for disloyalty, a former intelligence chief, seen as his successor.

Ruling party members believe a bloodless transition of power is underway, Mubabe heavily guarded under house arrest, preparing to announce his resignation.

Mnangagwa may succeed him. On Tuesday, tanks and armored vehicles rolled through Harare, the nations capital.

According to South African News24, Mugabe arranged for his wife Grace to leave the country ahead of his resignation. She reportedly fled for neighboring Namibia.

Over night, there were reports of explosions, gunfire near Mubabes private residence, and incidents of military abuse.

On Wednesday morning, things were calm in Harare though usually busy streets were largely empty, activity picking up later in the day.

No disturbances were reported elsewhere in the country. Its unclear if CIA operatives are involved in whats going on.

A tweet from Americas embassy in Harare cited ongoing uncertainty likely not much longer if Washington orchestrated Mugabes ouster, an imperial foe.

Things remain tense in Harare, troops deployed to keep order. African policy analyst Nii Akuetteh said a coup is underway to replace Mugabe.

If it is not a coup, the military should be back in their barracks. The milit...


Are Facebook and Twitter complying with US govt strategy against Russian media to ensure prime access to new 'Ministry of Truth'? Signs of the Times

The vehemence with which Twitter and Facebook are going after RT, is not based upon any democratic altruism or "noble" patriotism. There's a new Red Scare sweeping the land folks; a neo-McCarthyism that's taken hold of those in government - or rather a desire to scapegoat another country in light of a tremendous Dem loss last November. This RMG broadcast from December of 2016 explains the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act that was part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA, that President Obama signed into law on Christmas Eve of last year. It allows a kind of Ministry of Truth to be established by the State Department, in conjunction with the Department of Defense.


Erdogan Accuses US Of Financing ISIS In Syria Your News Wire

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the United States of betraying Ankara and providing a lot of dollars to ISIS terrorists. He said: The administration in the United States has changed but everything remains [...]


Gene therapy gives boy new skin Signs of the Times

A medical team at the Ruhr-Universitt Bochum's burn unit and the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Modena (Italy) were the first ever to successfully treat a child suffering from extensive skin damage using transplants derived from genetically modified stem cells. The boy is a so-called butterfly child: he suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease that had destroyed approximately 80 percent of his epidermis. After all established therapies had failed, the medical team from Bochum decided to try an experimental approach: they transplanted skin derived from genetically modified stem cells onto the wound surfaces. Thanks to the successful therapy, the boy is now -- two years after the treatment -- able to participate in his family's life and social life. The scientists published their report in Nature. Life-threatening condition Epidermolysis bullosa is the scientific name of a congenital skin disease that is currently considered to be incurable. Its underlying mechanism is a defect in protein-forming genes that are essential for skin regeneration. Even minor stress can result in blisters, wounds, and skin loss with scar formation. Depending on disease severity, internal organs may likewise be affected, leading to critical dysfunctions.


Moscow, Beijing save Venezuela from the attack of US financial vultures Signs of the Times

Restructuring of the public debt of Venezuela, which was agreed by the Russian Ministry of Finance, caused a predictably negative reaction from the public. The memory of the bad loans and other "fraternal aid" handed out by the leadership of the USSR is too alive. However, in this case, even if you look at the situation with the Venezuelan debt through the eyes of a cynical financier, Moscow's actions are nothing like charity. If the Russian-Chinese strategy is concisely formulated in the Venezuelan direction, a simple mathematical calculation will be obtained: in order for the country with the world's largest oil reserves not to fall into the clutches of Washington or the IMF (which in this case is the same), it is worth postponing the payment of its debts for several years. The rates in the Venezuelan party far exceed the amount of deferred interest payments. If you call things by their own names, then Venezuela is now subject to a raider attack, which involves bringing the country to a state of artificial bankruptcy. It is worth emphasizing the artificiality and the political nature of the problems that Caracas faced, since this explains the desire of Moscow and Beijing to take the shoulder of the Maduro government, instead of bringing the country to default to the joy of the US State Department.


Purple sandpipers in winter plumage Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 4 November 2017 video is about two purple sandpipers in winter plumage at the Brouwersdam in the Netherlands.

More about them is here.


Beijing and Manila to solve South China Sea dispute diplomatically with words not wars Signs of the Times

To mark their improving relations China and The Philippines have inked a series of agreements strengthening diplomatic and economic ties - including one to avoid any military conflict in the disputed South China Sea, once a flashpoint between the two nations. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the right hand man of General Secretary Xi Jinping, met with the ever-controversial President of The Philippines Rodrigo Duterte at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Pasay, Philippines. The two men shook hands and issued a joint statement that both nations should focus on resolving their territorial conflicts in the South China Sea by dialogue, not force. "Both sides believe that the maritime dispute is not the full sum of the China-Philippines relationship," the statement said. "Both sides also reaffirm the importance of maintaining and promoting regional peace and stability, freedom of navigation in and over-flight above the South China Sea as well as freedom of commerce and other peaceful uses." Both sides agreed to work harder "to manage and prevent incidents at sea, enhance maritime dialogue and cooperation, and pursue a stable growth of bilateral relations. Both sides agree to strengthen maritime cooperation in areas such as marine environmental protection, disaster risk reduction, including possible cooperation in marine scientific research, subject to further consultations." Duterte issued a statement of his own, discussing the "improving relations between ASEAN and China" when it came to issues in the South China Sea. "In view of this positive momentum, we looked forward to the announcement of the start of substantive negotiations on the Code of Conduct (COC) with China," Duterte said, hopefully sometime in 2018.


Protections for anonymous speakers jeopardized by Appeals Court ruling Signs of the Times

A federal appeals court has issued an alarming ruling that significantly erodes the Constitution's protections for anonymous speakers - and simultaneously hands law enforcement a near unlimited power to unmask them. The Ninth Circuit's decision in U.S. v. Glassdoor, Inc. is a significant setback for the First Amendment. The ability to speak anonymously online without fear of being identified is essential because it allows people to express controversial or unpopular views. Strong legal protections for anonymous speakers are needed so that they are not harassed, ridiculed, or silenced merely for expressing their opinions. In Glassdoor, the court's ruling ensures that any grand jury subpoena seeking the identities of anonymous speakers will be valid virtually every time. The decision is a recipe for disaster precisely because it provides little to no legal protections for anonymous speakers. EFF applauds Glassdoor Inc. for standing up for its users' First Amendment rights in this case and for its commitment to do so moving forward. Yet we worry that without stronger legal standards-which EFF and other groups urged the Ninth Circuit to apply (read our brief filed in the case) - the government will easily compel platforms to comply with grand jury subpoenas to unmask anonymous speakers.


Jerusalem: Underground 'city of the dead' to replace burial plots Signs of the Times

An underground 'city of the dead' is being built in Jerusalem after the holy city ran out of burial plots. A huge network of catacombs excavated beneath a mountain over the past two years will provide enough space for 22,000 graves. Tunnels half a mile long and a network of lifts connecting the outside world with the crypts have been dug out of the ground. Specialist drilling teams have bored down 45 metres under the Mount of the Resting to build the unique city. The two-year project, costing 37million, is scheduled for completion at the Har HaMenuchot Cemetery - Israel's largest - next year. And it should mean there's enough space for the city's dead at the cemetery for the next 25 years.


UN World Food Programme predicts second wave of refugees to sweep Europe Signs of the Times

Middle East is only getting worse, the head of the UN World Food Programme said. He added there is a clear link between hunger and migration. Living conditions, mostly food distribution, in refugee camps in crisis-affected regions had deteriorated dramatically before the European migrant crisis struck in 2015, David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) told German newspaper Die Zeit. "We paid a heavy price for this mistake and I'm afraid we're about to make it once again," Beasley believes. According to the UN food chief, while many asylum seekers wanted to stay in their home region, the lack of food has driven them away. "If they don't have enough food, they will leave. And many of them would go to Europe," Beasley said. While the UN has been seemingly making progress in fighting world hunger over the last 10 years, the number of people suffering hunger worldwide has now dramatically increased again, Beasley said, adding that the food crisis is caused mainly by wars and climate change. Yemen is threatened by famine because Saudi Arabia is blocking the country's ports, preventing aid deliveries, Beasley said, urging Gulf countries not to stand aside but instead join the food aid program for crisis-stricken regions. A WFP report from March says that some 108 million people across the globe faced "crisis food insecurity or worse," a dramatic increase from 2015 when the figure was 80 million. The document says that major food crises were fueled by "conflict, record-high food prices and abnormal weather patterns."


Has the mystery of Britain's Roswell finally been solved? Signs of the Times

Andrew Pike, a qualified astrophysicist, writer and broadcaster specialising in astronomical anomalies and the history of science, has penned a new book questioning just what could have happened at two US Air Force bases by Rendlesham Forest, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, in December 1980. The Rendlesham File - Britain's Roswell? is a detailed scientific study of the astonishing three-day period witnessed by US Military personnel. The Rendlesham legend, which took place around neighbouring bases RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters, has been dubbed Britain's Roswell, in a nod to the mystery of the UFO crash said to have taken place outside the town in New Mexico, USA, in July 1947. The UK suspected alien event saw three US officers based at RAF Bentwaters claim a "triangular-shaped craft" landed in neighbouring woods in the early hours of December 26, 1980, after seeing a strange series of lights in the sky and forest.


Off To Jail disinformation

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Star dust: Discovery of winds blowing off a dying star Signs of the Times

Stars like our Sun eject large amounts of gas and dust into space, containing various elements and compounds. Asymptotic giant branch - AGB - phase stars, near their end of life, are particularly significant sources of such substances in our galaxy. Formation of dust around AGB stars has been considered to play an important role in triggering acceleration of stellar wind, but the detailed mechanism of this acceleration has not been well explained. And there is yet another conundrum. In space, silicon is ten times more abundant than aluminum. However, many oxygen-rich AGB stars are rich in aluminum oxide dust - the major carrier of aluminum - but poor in silicate dust - the carrier of silicon, which has puzzled researchers: why is aluminum oxide dust so abundant around oxygen-rich AGB stars?


US and Russia warn of terror threat in Europe between Christmas and New Year Signs of the Times

The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travellers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Washington has a long-standing warning to its citizens to beware extremist attacks in European cities, and in recent years it has expressly warned of dangers at festive events. "Last year, mass casualty attacks occurred at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany in December and a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey on New Year's Eve," the latest warning noted.


Surveillance state: Microphones to help Swedish cops hear shots & screams will be installed Signs of the Times

Stockholm police hope to speed up their response times with the help of special microphones. Due to be installed next year, they will be able to detect and report sounds of shooting or screams as the country experiences its peak crime rates this decade. The new microphones will become an addition to surveillance cameras already dotting the Jrva area near the Swedish capital. Linked to a management center, the hidden microphones will be set to detect shooting, explosions, glass shaterring and screams, says the police officer in charge of camera surveillance, Joakim Sderstrm, cited by SVT Nyheter. Once it detects a relevant noise, the microphone sends a signal to a police center. Following the alert, police officers in the area will receive a text message or an email. "If we can be in place just a few minutes earlier, it's enough to save someone's life," Sderstrm explained.


Zen and Back Again; travels Between the True Light and the False Light; blind and Perfectly Illuminated. Reflections in a Petri Dish

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

You haven't heard from me because I saw no point in posting anything until the access problems were solved, concerning Smoking Mirrors and the consideration that it could have, or might have, migrated to other blogs. I haven't said anything about it but I have been being messed with across the internet via some pretty sophisticated methods. They're either governmental, agenda driven, or corporate ...because nothing else makes sense, given the complexity and (lack of) access that has been at work. I don't care. I haven't thought about it much. I just walk away until it starts working again, either through the fine efforts of 'the elf', or the ineffable and since all things proceed from the ineffable, or are permitted by the ineffable, well... do the math.

I don't care if I get messed with or I don't. I used to but it doesn't matter anymore. Everything that happens is a particular dealing of the divine with my soul. Everything that happens is related to whatever my level of awareness is at the moment it happens ...and is directed to raising my level of awareness. Anything that happens, whether it is experienced as or appears to be good, bad, or out for clearance, is a part of the ineffable's intention to bring me to godhead as rapidly as whatever resistance I express will allow for ...and in respect of the degree of intensity that I exercise in cooperation with the divine imperative; no matter what I might think otherwise, at any other time, has any meaning, or relevance, regardless of any delusion I may be suffering temporarily.

This simplifies everything for me. Sooner or later you have to get your mind right; You got your mind right yet, Luke? I got my mind right. We will all be getting our mind right at some point. It might be lifetimes from now and it might be this afternoon. It might be at some point between lifetimes ...but it will happen. I can't take the suffering anymore; not when I KNOW what I now know. Suffering is pointless to me. I no longer want anything that depends on suffering for the acquisition of it and everything material does. Suffering is not entirely the agony of desire and the pangs of loss. It is also resident in disappointment and other states of mind.

I threw away my sphere of influence on the internet by not continuing to play the game required of me to be linked by self important webmasters. I've made myself seem to be a mind hijacked fool, by making the ineffable the basic subject of all my writings, with occasional forays into comedy and diminished outrage. I don't experience much outrage anymore. Anything that can happen wil...


What Is Citric Acid? The Sleuth Journal

What Is Citric Acid? | citrus-fruit | General Health Special Interests

Have you ever read a food or supplement label, saw that it contained citric acid, and wondered what the heck citric acid is? Though the name sounds half-natural half-synthetic, citric acid is a wonderful natural ingredient that can boost detoxification and support healthy digestion, energy levels, and kidney function. Here, well take a look at this intriguing ingredient and explain how the right type of citric acid can benefit your health.

What Is Citric Acid?

Citric acid is an organic acid found most abundantly in fruits (especially citrus fruits) like lemons, limes, grapefruit, pineapples, and oranges. Its chemical formula is C6H8O7. This organic acid was first isolated from a lemon using Aspergillus niger (a fungus) in 1784 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Since then, it has been considered safe for consumption and has GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status from the FDA.

However, just because citric acid was originally isolated from a lemon doesnt mean it comes from lemons anymore. In fact, most of the citric acid thats commercially used by the food processing industry as a preservative is isolated from GMO-corn and cultivated on mold.

How Citric Acid Affects Your Body and Why You Need It

Citric acid also offers certain benefits when its taken as a supplement. Citric acid encourages normal cellular respiration in human metabolism, which means that it plays a key role in igniting the metabolic process to create energy. Without it, the entire energy-producing mechanism in the body is inefficient, and the body is no longer vital enough to heal and detoxify.

In addition to its internal benefits, citric acid is also good for your skin. Citric acid is hig...


U of O offers guide on how to conjugate pronouns Signs of the Times

Learn how to conjugate 'any type of pronoun'! An LGBT "ally" program at the University of Oklahoma offers students eight possible pronouns to use while interacting with peers, presenting the options in a chart that includes words such as "persself" and "eir." The university's LGBT Ally Program Resource Guide, a 40-page handbook offered through the school's Gender + Equality Center, gives students nearly ten options to use when addressing their schoolmates.


Zimbabwe's President makes first public speech since alleged coup Signs of the Times

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appears since Army tanks drove through the streets of the capital and made a statement on national television stating that they intend to bring criminals to justice who have surrounded the President. While it later emerged that Mugabe was under house arrest, yesterday he was pictured in a meeting with military leaders and today he made a public appearance at a graduation ceremony at the Open University of Harare. Mugabe made a short apolitical speech and led the crowd in the national anthem. He was received with warm applause by the university students.


Poppy Output Hits Record High as US Troop Surge in Afghanistan Completed Activist Post

By Rachel Blevins The opioid crisis has killed thousands in the United States, and as more than 100 Americans die every day, opium poppy cultivation...


Gene Editing vs. Alternative Technology Activist Post

By Brian Berletic Ed Yong in his article, New Zealands War on Rats Could Change the World, helped frame an ongoing debate over using genetically...


Transgender killings hit all-time high, advocacy group blames Trump Signs of the Times

The killing of transgender people has spiked to an all-time high in the United States with advocacy groups reporting that there have been at least 25 transgender homicide victims so far this year. In a report released Friday, the Human Rights Campaign revealed that 102 transgender people have been killed in the US over the course of the past five years. The figures reached an all-time this year with 25 deaths. Another monitoring group, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, calculates that 26 transgender people have been killed in the US this year. Both groups say their counts may be incomplete because transgender victims are sometimes misidentified in reports. The Human Rights Campaign have been quick to lay the blame for the rise in killings at the door of US President Donald Trump.


Navy Pilots Drew A Penis In The Sky; Parents Worried About Imagery More Than What Kids Are Breathing Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel Residents in Okanogan County, Washington are outraged after pilots flying United States Navy aircraft created a graphic drawing of a giant penis...


The Phallus In The Sky, Courtesy Of A U.S. Navy Growler Pilot Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich The below sky writing art appeared above Okanogan County, Washington, the morning of Thursday, November 16, 2017 and it has most...


Will Saudi warmongers kill millions of Yemenis? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Amnesty International Reveals the Bomb That Killed 16 Civilians in Yemen Was Made in the U.S.A.

22 September 2017

A major new investigation by Amnesty International reveals a bomb that killed 16 civilians in Yemens capital last month was made in the U.S.A. Among the survivors was 5-year-old Buthaina, whose photograph went viral in the aftermath of the strike. She lost her entire family in the strike.

Amnesty Internationals arms expert analyzed remnants of the weapon and found clear markings that matched U.S.-made components used in laser-guided, air-dropped bombs. Coalition airstrikes continue to be the leading cause of child casualties, as well as overall civilian casualties. The latest finding by Amnesty comes as some European Union countries recently tabled a motion at the U.N. Human Rights Council calling for an independent inquiry into human rights abuses committed by all sides in the conflict. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights has called the humanitarian crisis in Yemen an entirely man-made catastrophe. We speak with...


German FM suggests Saad Hariri was detained - Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador from Berlin Signs of the Times

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Germany. This move was made in response to comments by German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel suggesting that Saudi Arabia has detained Saad Hariri. The German foreign ministry quoted Gabriel on its website as telling his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil "Germany stands firmly by Lebanon's side". He reportedly added: "Another trouble spot is the last thing that people in the Middle East need now."


Easily Reclaim Your Magic In 6 Simple Steps Awareness Act

We are all magical beings whether we realize it or not. Throughout our lives, we either use our magic or lose it, and this is especially sad considering the number of people who go through life assuming there is nothing more to it.

No magic isnt floating in thin air or teleporting to wherever you want but it is real. It is being able to manifest things you want and truly having control over your energy. You can be or do whatever you want in this world if you take things on in the right manner and find yourself before it is too late.

6 Steps to Reclaim Your Magic and Cleanse Your Energetic Field:

Step 1: Begin with the small things.

Learn to appreciate the things that are unknown. Stop focusing so hard on the big picture. Listen to all the small things in life you often overlook.

Step 2: Learn to become your true self.

Being who you truly are is no easy task. Reclaiming your inner magic is all about finding it and harnessing it. Redefine what you think magic is and allow it to become a part of who you are.

Step 3: Believe in who you are.

Believe in your magic and your true self. If you dont believe everything you are working towards, it will have all been for nothing. Light a fire within and do not dare let it burn out.

Step 4: Reconnect with nature.

Get out in nature and really reconnect with your roots. As a magical being, Mother Nature is someone you can and will turn to in your times of need. Being in nature can bring about exactly what you have been looking for and so much more. I find walking barefoot at night to be one of the most relaxing and reenergizing things Ive ever experienced.

Step 5: Become passionate about what you want to do.

Once you find your magic focus it towards your passions. You can do anything you want; so doing something you are passionate about is your best bet. You may now be realizing that you truly were meant for so much more in this life. Dont let anyone or anything hold you back now.

Step 6: Be free.

Your magic is waiting for you. In doing the things listed above you will also be cleansing your energy field of outside influences. Take control of your being and really make sure you are being who you were meant to be. You are the only person who can write your definition, no one else. Magic is what you make of it. To learn how to cleanse your home after you have found your magic you can check out the vide...


Hillary announces she is resigning as Fox Newss president of the United States blogfactory

In an exclusive to Now This, Hillary Clinton has announced that she is resigning as Fox Newss president of the United States. Even the popular vote winner has noticed that the channel cant seem to keep her name out of their mouths, with Sean Hannity even letting a President Clinton slip through those things he calls lips.

Anything Hillary continues to lead Fox News stories even though the election was over a year ago. Its not like theres a million Dumpster fires to cover, including Paul Manafort under house arrest, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III lying to Congress, Don. Jr. playing footsie with Wikileaks, Jared Kushner caught omitting information from the Senate, and Mueller interviewing basically everyone except Omarosa (give it a few weeks), just to mention a few.

Then that whole thing about Trump refusing to disavow an alleged child molester after being caught himself bragging on tape about committing sexual assault. Oh wait, thats exactly why they cant stop talking about Hillary.



Hungarian PM Viktor Orbn says Soros plans to weaken nations and destroy Christian culture Signs of the Times

During a party congress speech in Budapest last Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbn presented his vision on the migrant crisis and the 'Soros plan'. Orbn talks about more subjects but says about Soros:


New Map Reveals The Safest And Least Safe Countries To Travel To TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Are you planning to travel for the holidays? If so, you may want to reassess the intended destination, for 2018s Travel Risk Map reveals which countries are the most dangerous and which are the safest to visit. It turns out, most of Africa is very dangerous in terms of road safety and security. The safest, on the other hand, are Finland, Norway, and Iceland.

This map, by International SOS and Control Risks, shows the places most likely to put your health at risk. Low risk countries are marked in green, medium in yellow, high in orange, very high in red and those that have a rapidly developing variable risk, such as Brazil and Russia, are marked in light brown

The Daily Mail reports that the countries in the low category for health risks include Canada, most of Europe, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Countries you may want to look out for as they were deemed to have rapidly developing variable risk when it comes to hea...


A myth for the majority: The great retirement con Signs of the Times

Frankly put: retirement is now a myth for the majority The Origins Of The Retirement Plan Back during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress promised a monthly lifetime income to soldiers who fought and survived the conflict. This guaranteed income stream, called a "pension", was again offered to soldiers in the Civil War and every American war since. Since then, similar pension promises funded from public coffers expanded to cover retirees from other branches of government. States and cities followed suit -- extending pensions to all sorts of municipal workers ranging from policemen to politicians, teachers to trash collectors. A pension is what's referred to as a defined benefit plan. The payout promised a worker upon retirement is guaranteed up front according to a formula, typically dependent on salary size and years of employment.


Head transplant 'frankensurgeon' claims he successfully carried out procedure on corpses Signs of the Times

Scientists have successfully performed a head transplant on a corpse, and are ready to do it on a living person, according to the man famous for promising it. Surgeon Sergio Canavero has become famous for claiming to be working on the first human head transplant. And he says that the successful test shows that his plans will work. The successful transplant on the corpse shows that his newly developed techniques for re-connecting the spine, nerves and blood vessels to allow the two bodies to live together will work, he said. It also seems to suggest that the surgery could be done in the 18-hour target that the team has set itself to be successful.


Free Download: Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet On The Western Front Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

You still think it's beautiful to die for your country. The first bombardment
taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it's better not to die at all.
- Paul Baumer, "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)

Paul Bumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other - if only he can come out of the war alive.



The Spiritual Significance Of Your Hair Awareness Act

Have you really ever stopped and thought about the hair on your head in regards to what it might be doing for you? When it comes to yoga it is said that your hair helps to raise your Kundalini energy but, that isnt all it does.

As you may know, many people from different past cultures did not cut their hair because their hair in their eyes was a part of them that defined who they truly were. Our hair increases our intuition, tranquility, and even our vitality. That being said, I know for some this is hard to grasp.

In India, many actually put their hair up in something known as a Rishi knot. Those who do this are referred to as Rishi and are considered to be wise people and through coiling their hair up are said to be absorbing solar energy. According to SelfGrowth we should let our hair grow to a length we are comfortable with and take the best care of it we possibly can.

You see, in doing this we are letting the solar energy flow without obstructing it and increasing the amount of energy flowing downward to our seventh chakra. There is a very distinct tie between Kundalini energy and our hair as well as our choices of hair length. For those who do not know the word Kundalini itself actually means the curl of the lock of the hair of the beloved.

Kundalini yoga is known as the yoga of awareness and is a something we practice as a means of awakening the vital forces of who we are. We all have Kundalini energy inside of us. When we activate this energy we are becoming united with our universal selves. Yogi Bhajan actually brought this form of yoga to the US back in the 1960s and it is still being taught even now.

Yogi Bhajan has said as follows:

When the hair on your head is allowed to attain its full, mature length, then phosphorous, calcium, and vitamin D are all produced, and enter the lymphatic fluid, and eventually the spinal fluid through the two ducts on the top of the brain. This ionic change creates more efficient memory and leads to greater physical energy, improved stamina, and patience.

Our hair should be up during the day to absorb solar energy and down at night to absorb lunar energy. Your hair is a lot more important that you know.


Doggie dies of a broken heart after being dumped at airport by her owner Signs of the Times

A dog is believed to have died from a broken heart after being abandoned at an airport by her owner for more than a month. People tried to feed the dog at Bucaramanga Airport, Colombia, after she was left there for more than four weeks. They called her Nube Viajera, which means 'travelling cloud' as they cared for her while waiting for her owner to return. But she is said to have been too sad to eat regularly and eventually stopped eating altogether, affecting her physical health. ' Alejandro Sotomonte Nino, a vet from the Colombian Animal Protection Foundation, said: 'The hypothesis we have is that a traveller abandoned it.


'Some mistakes cannot be committed by fools but only by vile people': Insulted Erdogan rebuffed NATO apology Signs of the Times

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuffed a NATO apology for what he called "impudence" during the alliance's drills in Norway, where he was depicted on an "enemies chart." The scandal led to the withdrawal of Turkish troops from the exercise. On Friday, Ankara ordered its troops to pull out of NATO military games in Norway after the incumbent Turkish leader and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish state, appeared in an "enemy" list. Following the scandal, both NATO and Norway offered their apologies for the incident, saying that the message did not reflect their views. "There can be no alliance like that," Erdogan said on Friday, adding that even the removal of those names would not change the decision. On Saturday, despite the officials' apologies and affirmations, the insulted leader remained steadfast, saying that NATO cannot easily get away with the incident.


Hilarious Cannabis Ad Makes A Mockery Of Big Pharma Drug Commercials TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Do you suffer from overwhelming stress? Are you sick of relying on pharmaceutical drugs which seem to create more symptoms than they cure? If so, it may be time you try cannabis.

The natural herb which is now legal for medicinal use in 27 U.S. states has been cultivated and used by humans for thousands of years. And believe it or not, 0 people have died from using it in that time. Big Pharma, on the other hand, cannot make that claim. This is because drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2015, for instance,...


Monterey County, CA struck with a series of 3 earthquakes after more than a dozen quakes last week Signs of the Times

Three small earthquakes struck Monterey County on Thursday evening, officials said. The first quake hit near Soledad, Calif., at 5:17 p.m. with a magnitude of 2.9 and a depth of 5 kilometers. About two hours later, a second quake, with a 3.2 magnitude and a depth of 5 kilometers, shook Soledad once more. At 8:09 p.m., a 3.8 quake of the same depth followed. No injuries or damages were reported.


Woman punched in the mouth by racist 'manspreader' on NYC subway Signs of the Times

A woman says she was slugged in the face by a racist lunatic on the subway - all because she asked him to stop "manspreading." The aftermath of Thursday's violent exchange was caught on video as a good Samaritan tries to defend the woman and usher her violent attacker off the train. The victim, Sam Saia, said she was riding the N train through Bensonhurst while on her way to work in Manhattan when the man sat down and started overcrowding her around 7:45 a.m. "He proceeded to press me against the wall and man spread me excessively," she wrote on Facebook after the incident. "When I asked him to give me room, he yelled 'B-ch, you ain't nothing! I've raped white b-ches like you, f-ing c-t! You ain't nothing, you f-ing b-ch!'" The woman said she put in her earbuds and tried to ignore the raging man as he continued his tirade.


Meet the multi-confessional IRAQI (not Iranian) Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) that liberated Iraq from ISIS Signs of the Times

On a sandstorm-swept morning in Baghdad earlier last week, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the legendary deputy leader of Hashd al-Shaabi, a.k.a. People Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the actual mastermind of numerous ground battles against ISIS/Daesh, met a small number of independent foreign journalists and analysts. Comment: Escobar is calling them 'People' Mobilization Units, but the more common translation into English is Popular Mobilization Units. This was a game-changing moment in more ways than one. It was the first detailed interview granted by Muhandis since the fatwa issued by Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani - the immensely respected marja (source of emulation) and top clerical authority in Iraq - in June 2014, when Daesh stormed across the border from Syria. The fatwa, loosely translated, reads, "It is upon every Iraqi capable of carrying guns to volunteer with the Iraqi Armed Forces to defend the sanctities of the nation." Muhandis took time out of the battlefield especially for the meeting, and then left straight for al-Qaim. He was sure "al-Qaim will be taken in a matter of days" - a reference to the crucial Daesh-held Iraqi border town connecting to Daesh stronghold Abu Kamal in Syria.


"Thucydides in the Underworld" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Thucydides in the Underworld"
by J. R. Nyquist
"Master, what gnaws at them so hideously their lamentation stuns the very air?" 
"They have no hope of death," he answered me..." 
- Dante Alighieri, "The Inferno"

"The shade of Thucydides, formerly an Athenian general and historian, languished in Hades for 24 centuries; and having intercourse with other spirits, was perturbed by an influx into the underworld of self-described historians professing to admire his History of the Peloponnesian War. They burdened him with their writings, priding themselves on the imitation of his method, tracing the various patterns of human nature in politics and war. He was, they said, the greatest historian; and his approval of their works held the promise that their purgatory was no prologue to oblivion.

As the centuries rolled on, the flow of historians into Hades became a torrent. The later historians were no longer imita...


Is America Becoming A Police State Where Churches Cant Feed The Homeless And Kids Cant Set Up Lemonade Stands? The Sleuth Journal

Is America Becoming A Police State Where Churches Cant Feed The Homeless And Kids Cant Set Up Lemonade Stands? | police-car | Civil Rights Government Government Control Losing Rights Special Interests Tyranny & Police State

What would you do if authorities ordered your church to stop feeding the homeless?  And what would you do if your 5-year-old daughter was ordered to get government permission before setting up a lemonade stand?  Well, these things are actually happening in America today.  With each passing day, America goes further down the road toward becoming a police state.  Just yesterday, I wrote about a young mother that was threatened with arrest in California for not properly vaccinating her children.  We have entered a time when government bureaucrats are micromanaging all of our lives, and it is time for us to say that enough is enough.

The bigger government gets, the more oppressive it tends to become.  But most people dont understand that there is an inverse relationship between liberty and the size of government.  The more government grows, the less freedoms we have, and this is true on the federal, state and local levels.

For example, all over America laws are being passed that make it illegal to feed the homeless.  Every new law, rule or regulation restricts our liberties and freedoms in some way, and in this case these sorts of laws restrict our freedom to help our neighbors in need.

Earlier today I came acro...


Three Ohio pastors busted in FBI sting for sex-trafficking children Signs of the Times

Exposing the breadth of pedophilia across the United States, three Ohio pastors have been indicted on charges of sex-trafficking children. A federal grand jury indicted the Rev. Cordell Jenkins, the Rev. Anthony Haynes and the Rev. Kenneth Butler on conspiracy to sex-traffic children. The three men have all plead not guilty, according to the Associated Press. The superseding indictment alleges that beginning in June 2014, the three men "conspired and agreed with each other to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, maintain, patronize, and solicit" a girl who was 14 years old at the time, as well as other minors to engage in paid sex acts, according to the Toledo Blade. If convicted, prosecutors will seek life in prison for the men, Michael Freeman, an assistant U.S. attorney, told the Blade.


Cops tase 86 y.o. dementia patient, sending him to the ICU for weeks Signs of the Times

After a month of seeking justice for 86-year-old Albert Chatfield-who was needlessly tasered by cops to the point of being hospitalized in ICU for weeks-the family and the elderly man with dementia finally have some closure. On Friday, the city noted that Chatfield will receive a $900,000 payout-one of the largest settlements in the history of South Carolina related to a police taser-and the video showing the unnecessary assault was finally released. The incident happened on the morning of October 16 after Chatfield had an apparent episode due to his dementia and led police on a brief low-speed chase. After Chatfield stopped, he got out of his car and put his hands above his head. However, the 86-year-old man then began to back up-a move police seemingly feared-so a taser was deployed. Chatfield immediately collapsed as the jolt from the taser completely incapacitated the 86-year-old man. When he fell, he smashed his head on to the pavement, broke his nose and began to experience life-threatening bleeding on his brain. He was rushed to the hospital where he would spend weeks in the ICU.


Ankara-Washington rift deepens as Erdogan accuses US of financing ISIS, breaking promises in Syria Signs of the Times

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Washington of betraying Ankara and providing "a lot of dollars" to the Islamic State terrorists. The allegation comes just days after the US acknowledged that it allowed hundreds of armed ISIS militants to escape the besieged Syrian city of Raqqa. "That's the headline. But what did you do? You paid a lot of dollars to [ISIS]," Erdogan said, as cited by AFP. It's not the first time Erdogan has called out Washington for enabling terrorists. Last December, the Turkish president caused quite a stir in the media, claiming that Turkey had "confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos," of the US supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) and Kurdish militias, outlawed as terrorist in Turkey.


Study suggests folic acid taken early in pregnancy can reduce risk of severe language delay in children Signs of the Times

Pediatricians will tell you how important it is for expectant mothers to take prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time when it's essential for mothers and their developing babies have access to all the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients their bodies require. Among the most important of these essential nutrients is folic acid, sometimes also referred to as folate, or vitamin B9. It is a standard component of nearly all high quality, prenatal multivitamins. Folic acid has been associated with proper neurological development during gestation and early infancy. It's also been known sideline other potential health risks, such as stroke and prostate cancer, later in life. The Importance of Folic Acid During Pregnancy There is little dispute among medical experts regarding the overall importance of folic acid. New findings presented by research scientists working with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, in Oslo, suggest the role it plays during pre and postnatal brain development may be even more important, and specific, than previously realized [1].


American shoppers still haven't paid off their debt from last Christmas Signs of the Times

As the holiday season approaches, the pressure to spend spikes. This year, gift-buying Americans plan to spend $660 on average. That's according to new data from NerdWallet's 2017 Consumer Holiday Shopping Report, which analyzed spending and behavior trends of more than 2,000 Americans aged 18 and over. And holiday-induced debt is a growing problem. Although survey respondents say they plan to spend roughly the same amount as they spent last year, 24 percent of shoppers say they overspent in 2016, while 27 percent admit to not making a budget at all. Even a budget is only a good start. "There's this myth that planning ahead and budgeting always ensures you don't overspend. But in reality, creating and even sticking to a budget won't make you immune to holiday debt," Courtney Jespersen, a consumer savings expert at NerdWallet, says in the survey. "It's so important to set a realistic ceiling for your spending."


Twitter to start sanctioning verified users for their offline behavior Signs of the Times

Twitter will start sanctioning users for their offline behavior starting Saturday, according to a report. According to the Verge, "What's new is that Twitter now plans to do at least some monitoring of verified users' offline behavior as well, to determine whether it is consistent with its rules." "If it isn't, users can lose their [verification] badges. And so a hypothetical verified user who tweeted nothing but pictures of kittens but organized Nazi rallies for a living could now retain his tweeting privileges, but lose his verification badge," they explained. In their own article, Mashable added that Twitter has "given users until December 18, 2017, when it will then begin enforcing the rule."


The many health benefits of cryotherapy Health Nut News

By Dr. Mercola While living in a climate-controlled environment has its benefits in terms of keeping us comfortable, it can actually have surprising impacts on health. Theres a compelling body of evidence showing exposure to harsh conditions can be highly beneficial. In fact, extreme temperature variations appear to help optimize many biological functions. This is


Nikki Haley: US Will Fight In Syria Without UN Approval Your News Wire

The United States might seek justice in Syria on its own terms according to the US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley Haley said that with or without unity of the UN security council, Washington [...]


"How It Really Is" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

An homage to this classic bit...


Robots will rule the markets Signs of the Times

The Corbett Report community held a vigorous discussion on the future of Artificial Intelligence this past summer, and the results are in: No one understands the question (myself included). Now, to be fair, I didn't do a very good of framing the debate so, as is typical with this particular topic, it quickly became the standard AI argument about whether or not toasters have souls ("I toast therefore I am!"). I exaggerate only slightly. I understand why the conversation inevitably steers in this direction. The nature of consciousness and the question of the soul are topics that have fascinated us as a species for thousands of years, and the advent of robotic consciousness threatens to upend the deeply-held beliefs of billions of people. Perhaps inevitably, the prophets of the technological singularity have brought this issue directly to the fore by creating their own religion with "a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software". It's called "Way of the Future" and was founded (with a large degree of MSM fanfare from the usual suspects) by...wait for ex-Google engineer. That's right, after developing our modern-day, real-life Big Brother's self-driving car, this Silicon Valley dropout has started a church for people to worship our coming robot overlords. You can't make this stuff up. But, generally speaking, this is not the kind of thing that people researching in the field think about. So what do they think about? Oh, things like "What will the financial world be like when Skynet runs the markets?" Think that sounds crazy? Well take that up with our good friends over at the shadowy Bank for International Settlements' even shadowier little brother, the Financial Stability Board. They just published a white paper on that very subject. Well, OK, they don't quite phrase it like that. Their paper has the considerably less snappy title "Artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial services: Market developments and financial stability implications." But come on. These are the minions of the central banksters. It's their job to make even the most incredible things sound eye-wateringly boring.


New study: Ireland on track to becoming Europe's fattest country within 10 years Signs of the Times

Ireland is on track to be the fattest country in Europe within the next ten years. It will also result in a dramatic increase in chronic diseases. The Obesity Care Conference in Dublin heard six out of ten Irish people are overweight or obese. Excess weight is responsible for 4.5 per cent of cancers in Ireland. Each year, 300 cancer deaths are down to overweight. Based on body mass index, a report from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College, evaluating obesity in adults over 50, found 36 per cent are obese.


CDC tests reveals 3,800 U.S. water supplies are up to 400% more contaminated than Flint, Michigan Signs of the Times

For years there has been an ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, but recent studies have shown that water conditions are just as bad in many other areas throughout the country. In fact, Reuters recently published neighborhood-level blood lead testing results from 34 states, as well as Washington DC, which were collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The results showed that 3,810 neighborhood areas have levels of lead that are at least double those seen in Flint. Close to half of these sites had levels that were actually four times as high as those in Flint. Some of the areas shown to be affected the most were parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore and parts of Ohio. Researchers noted that areas which were heavily industrialized before lead was recognized as a problem have become hotspots for contamination. A color-coded map identifying many of these hotspots was published with the report, showing some of the highest levels of contamination in Savannah, Georgia; Brooklyn, New York; and even as far north as Rutland, Vermont.


'World's most dynamic humanoid' can get knocked down and get back up Signs of the Times

Standing 6 foot 9 and weighing in at 167 pounds, Atlas is a robot that you really don't want to argue with. Just months ago, Boston Dynamic's humanoid bot became an object of ridicule after a series of accidents at a government 'robo olympics' saw if falling constantly, and needing a crane to get back on its feet. Now, 'the World's Most Dynamic Humanoid' is back - and you really don't want to mess with it. Its makers have given the bot an overhaul, and it is now so stable it can even perform a perfect backflip. 'Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots we are developing, Boston Robotics said. 'Atlas keeps its balance when jostled or pushed and can get up if it tips over.' To stay upright, Atlas has stereo vision, range sensing and other sensors give Atlas the ability to manipulate objects in its environment and to travel on rough terrain.


While Clinching Deals With Communist China, Trump Cracks Down on Trade and Travel to Cuba The Fifth Column

(FPIF)  On Wednesday, November 8, just as President Trump was clinching new business deals with the repressive Communist government of China, the Trump administration announced its new rules rolling back President Obamas opening with Cuba.

The new regulations restricting travel and trade with the Caribbean island will make it once again illegal for Americans to travel to Cuba without a special license from the Treasury Department and will dramatically reduce the number of Americans traveling there.

The regulations, which include a list of 180 banned entities, are supposed to punish hotels, stores, and other businesses tied to the Cuban military and instead direct economic activity toward businesses controlled by regular Cuban citizens. But during our visit to the island on a 40-person delegation organized by the peace group CODEPINK, we found that Cubas small private businesses the very sector that the Trump administration says it wants to encourage are already feeling the blow.

In 2014, President Obama announced a new opening with Cuba. While the U.S. sanctions imposed on the island following the 1959 revolution can only be lifted by Congress, Obama used his executive power to renew diplomatic relations and relax restrictions on travel and trade. Cuba, which already has a large tourist sector with guests from Europe and Canada, geared up for a tsunami of American visitors coming on newly authorized commercial flights and cruise ships.

The Obama policy of engagement coincided with a new Cuban policy of allowing Cubans to leave their miserably paid state jobs to try their hand at starting up their own small businesses. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans jumped at the opportunity, many flocking to businesses catering to tourists. Cuba became the fastest growing site for Airbnb, as thousands of Cuban families spruced up extra bedrooms in their homes to accommodate foreign guests. Others took their life savings, or borrowed money from relatives abroad, to open small restaurants in their homes called paladares.

All over downtown Havana, we saw signs of this small business renaissance, with refurbished rooms for rent and boutique eateries boasting live salsa music and high-quality meals for about $10. State-run hotels and restaurants, notorious for bad food and bad service, now face competition from well-run family businesses.

While Trumps rollback of Obamas opening just went into effect, he announced his plans back in June before a crowd of hardline anti-Communist Cuban-Americans. Then in September came another setback for U.S.-Cuba relations, when the United States said that U.S. personnel in Cuba had been subjected to mysterious sonic attacks that affected the health of 24 diplomats.

The U. S. government withdrew non-essential personnel and diplomat family members from the U.S. embassy...


Ned Ryun suspects McConnell camp planted Roy Moore story Signs of the Times

American Majority founder Ned Ryun talked about Roy Moore and the Alabama Senate race with Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon and SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Friday's Breitbart News Daily, broadcast live from the Restoration Weekend event. Bannon asked Ryun about celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred's involvement in the Roy Moore case, representing a woman who accuses Moore of assaulting her in 1977 when she was 16 years old. Ryan said Allred is "basically a human vulture when you look back at some of the things she's been involved in." "Remember the incident with Arnold Schwarzenegger?" Ryun asked. "She brought all these women in front of him, said they're going to sue, they're going to file suit against Schwarzenegger. Guess what? After the election, absolutely nothing happened." "I think a real turning point was that press conference when they pulled out the yearbook and the signature," he said of Allred's entry into the Moore controversy, referring to an interview with MSNBC's Katy Tur where Allred did not come off well. Ryun said this interview demonstrated that the best way to respond to sensational allegations is to "just throw facts back at them."


Police can request your DNA without your knowledge or consent by way of ancestry websites Signs of the Times

Sending a sample of your DNA through the post may seem like a harmless and novel way of tracing your ancestry, and millions of Americans have already done so, but there is a more sinister side to this relatively new enterprise. If you're suspected of a crime police can, if they have a warrant, request access to your DNA profile from both the Ancestry and 23andMe websites. The latter has received five requests for customer information from law enforcement, although the company says it didn't comply with any of these requests. "As the 5 requests resulting in zero information provided indicates, we resist all of these requests. For perspective, 5 requests with over 3 million customers is 0.0002% worth of requests in 11 years. That's less than rare," 23andMe spokesman Andy Kill told Though the company hasn't ruled out providing information to authorities in the future. "We would always review a request and take it on a case-by-case basis," privacy officer Kate Black told told WJAX on Thursday.


Pope Francis At Mass: Jesus Is Metaphorical, Not Literal Your News Wire

Pope Franciss latest controversial statement that Jesus is metaphorical, not literal has pushed the Catholic Church to the verge of open mutiny, with multiple Vatican cardinals going on the record declaring Pope Francis [...]


William D. Campbell, Due To Testify Against Clinton, Survives Assassination Attempt Your News Wire

William D. Campbell, a Russian insider who is due to testify to a Senate committee on Monday that Hillary Clinton accepted bribes in the uranium scandal, has gone into hiding, telling close friends that he [...]


Cops hunt killer of dead Baltimore police detective Signs of the Times

A Baltimore homicide detective was pronounced dead Thursday as cops continued a dragnet for his "cold, callous killer." The slain officer, identified as homicide Detective Sean Suiter, was an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore police force, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said in a news conference. He was also a former naval officer. The detective and his partner were in the area Wednesday investigating a 2016 murder when they observed a man engaging in what they believed to be "suspicious behavior," Davis said. Dressed in a full suit and tie with his badge displayed, Suiter, 43, approached the suspect and a confrontation occurred. The detective was shot once in the head and his partner, who was nearby, called for police and medics on the radio, Davis said. The shooting happened in a troubled area of Baltimore that is grappling with high crime rates.


Sarah Palin: I Dont Get Sexually Harassed People Know Im Packing Your News Wire

Sarah Palin claims she has never been a victim of sexual harassment because a whole lot of people know that Im probably packing, so I dont think theres a whole lot of people who would necessarily [...]


Children in Need charity celebrates raising 15% of Buckingham Palace refurbishing cost Signs of the Times

Children in Need has raised a record-breaking 50.1m, which is about 15% of the amount the British taxpayer will spend refurbishing Buckingham Palace. The astonishing amount, which is roughly 60m less than 650 MPs claim in expenses every year, will go towards providing vital assistance to children who everyone agrees should already be receiving it. Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the charity on raising a sum of money equivalent to 0.046% of what it will cost to renew a nuclear programme that deters absolutely f__k all.


UN Chief Guterres: Yemen war is "stupid", time to end it Signs of the Times

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has referred to the ongoing Saudi-Yemeni conflict as "stupid", calling on the regime in Riyadh and its allies to put an end to hostilities. In his address to reporters on Thursday Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN chief had written a letter to the Saudi UN envoy Abdallah al-Mouallimi asking the Saudi authorities to reopen Yemeni land and sea borders, shut down earlier this month over security and arms smuggling concerns. Guterres and his officials are "heartbroken at the scenes we are seeing from Yemen and the risk of continued suffering of the Yemeni people," Dujarric added. He called the war "man-made", underscoring the unprovoked conflict has caused an enormous death toll of over 12,000 Yemenis since it began in March 2015. Comment: The death toll is probably closer to 100,000: Having lost the war against Yemen, Saudis try genocide In his letter to Mouallimi, Guterres demanded that the Saudis allow UN flights to the Yemeni capital Sana as well as Aden, and to end the blockade of the key ports of Hudaydah and Salif. He also spoke in favor more thorough inspections at the Hudaydah port, after Saudi Arabia claimed that ships docking there were smuggling arms into rebellious Houthi-controlled areas.


Sperm whale tagged, video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video, recorded near Dominica in the Caribbean, says about itself:

18 November 2017

Amazing Sperm Whale Cam Blue Planet II Behind The Scenes

The team manage to tag a Sperm Whale with a small camera, allowing us to experience life under the waves.


The Demise of Dissent: Why the Web Is Becoming Homogenized Activist Post

By Charles Hugh Smith In other words, well be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and approved dissent. Weve all heard that the...


The Saker: Israel, Saudi Arabia setting preconditions for war with Hezbollah Signs of the Times

SouthFront has just released a very interesting video analysis warning about the possibility of a war involving Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and, possibility, Syria, Iran, and Israel. That, of course, also means that Russia and the US would be involved. First, please see the video here:


Booby traps: Daesh terrorists planted explosives in nearly every building in downtown Raqqa Signs of the Times

Daesh terrorists reportedly left explosive devices in nearly every building in downtown Raqqa, one of which recently killed a Syrian bomb technician. Efforts in Raqqa to return to normal life are being hampered by explosives left behind by Daesh terror group, one of which recently killed a Syrian bomb technician who had been trained by US coalition forces, according to Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (Daesh) Brett McGurk. "ISIS [daesh] terrorists planted explosives in nearly every structure downtown, to ensure life cannot return," McGurk stated in a Twitter message on Friday. "Here, at a main hospital, a brave Syrian EOD [Explosive Ordinance Disposal] technician, trained by our coalition, was killed last week. More are still at work throughout the city." The tweet included a photo of the bullet scarred facade of the four-story hospital cited by McGurk. Comment: This is no surprise. Russia had to deal with the same problem in Aleppo. So what is your point McGurk?


Sweden: Crimes on record high years after refugee crisis Signs of the Times

The number of such crimes as sexual assault or mugging has reached its highest level in Sweden over more than a decade, a governmental survey says. The major increase in the crime rates comes in the years following the refugee crisis. The number of Swedes who fell victims of some or all types of crime that are collectively defined as "crimes against individuals," has sharply increased over the last two years, the National Security Survey (NTU) conducted by the Swedish Crime Prevention Council (Bra) says. Crimes against individuals involve assault, threats, sexual offenses, mugging, fraud and harassment under the Bra classification. According to the survey, 15.6 percent of the Swedish population were subjected to some or all of these types of crime in 2016, which is more than two percent higher than in the previous year. The Bra, which is a Swedish government agency that acts as a research center under the Justice Ministry, notes that crime rate concerning these types of offenses remained relatively stable between 2005 and 2014 and stood at 11-13 percent.


The lobbies of glyphosate: a danger to the health of Europeans and of their democracy RSS feed from

The court summons these citizens received for a few splashes of paint on the facade of this powerful lobby's headquarters illustrates the increasing criminalization of protest in Belgium. Francais, Espaol. The openMovements series invites leading social scientists to share their research results and perspectives on contemporary social struggles. EZLN - Ensemble Zoologique de Libration de la Nature, November 9, 2017, [...]


"An Exquisite Balance..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones."
- Carl Sagan, "The Burden of Skepticism"


Shocking CDC Tests Reveal 3,800 US Water Supplies Up To 400% MORE Contaminated Than Flint Activist Post

By John Vibes For years there has been an ongoing debate about the levels of lead that have been found in the drinking water in...


Confidential UN brief reveals no proof Iran sent missiles to Houthis Signs of the Times

While the Saudi-led coalition and Washington have accused Iran of the Yemeni rebel missile attack targeting King Khalid International Airport near Riyadh, Tehran has strongly denied the claims. On November 10, a panel appointed by the UN Security Council sent a confidential letter to diplomats, which states that it has seen no proof of Saudi Arabia's claims that Iran was responsible for the recent missile attack by the Yemeni Houthi rebels targeting Riyadh, the US-based investigative website The Intercept reported on Friday. According to the members of the panel, the tightening of Yemen's blockade by the Saudi-led coalition and the invocation by Saudi Arabia of paragraph 14 of resolution 2216, which allows UN member states to take measures to prevent the transfer of military goods to Houthis, is allegedly an attempt to impede the delivery of humanitarian aid to Yemeni civilians. However, Riyadh insists that the closure of all Yemeni ground, air and sea ports by the Saudi-led coalition forces is temporary and will not interfere with food deliveries to the country.


Archangel Michael, Steve Beckow -- What Happened to Civilization in 1200 BC? Operation Disclosure

Archangel Michael: What Happened to Civilization in 1200 BC?

By Steve Beckow

As an historian by training, I have an abiding interest in historical matters. One mystery has long intrigued me and I asked Archangel Michael about it in my last reading through Linda Dillon, Nov. 15, 2017.

Right around 1200 BC, many civilizations fell, were eroded, or suffered some other obstacle to their progress.

Various theories have been advanced - natural disaster, invasion of the "sea people," etc.

But what actually happened? Archangel Michael says it had to do with the withdrawal of our star family from active participation in our societies. They felt it was time for us to manage our own affairs.

We promptly turned on each other and started a series of never-ending wars of conquest that lasts to this day.

From a personal reading with Archangel Michael and Steve Beckow through Linda Dillon, Nov. 15, 2017. Thanks to Dana for our transcript.

Steve Beckow: There is a mystery that Im hoping you can help me solve and thats that something happened in 1200 BC to numerous civilizations and they experienced at least a hiccup in the case of Egypt but also fell in the case of the Hittites and some of their neighbors. What happened in 1200 BC, Lord?

Archangel Michael: There was a great deal that happened in that area that you would term 1200 BC. First of all, during that time many returned home (1) and we do not just mean to the Sacred One (2) but also many returned to the ships (3) and there was a cleavage, a breaking of much of the partnership and co-creative partnerships between your star brothers and many civilizations.

There was also a similar time, a rise of what you can think of as darkness...


Why Is This Raw Milk Farmer In Jail? Activist Post

By Heather Callaghan I stand with Michael Schmidt. I love him, a mass food freedom community loves him and Im pretty sure our hundreds of...


Macron escalates French neocolonial war in Africa Dear Kitty. Some blog

French soldier in Mali with skull mask

This photo of a French Foreign Legion soldier, part of the invasion of Mali, shows the real face of that war.

That war is not against Al Qaeda terrorism (supported by the French government in Libya and in Syria). It is not for womens rights, human rights or secularism.

It started in support of a military dictatorship.

It brings death, mainly to Malian civilians.

This war is a neo-colonial war.

The French Foreign Legion became infamous in the nineteenth century for its atrocities while imposing colonial rule in Algeria and elsewhere. Now, it plays a role in twenty-first century neo-colonialism as well.

By Kumaran Ira in France:

France intensifies intervention in West Africa with launch of Sahel G5 force

18 November 2017

The Sahel, which has been devastated by the 2011 NATO war in Libya and the resulting French war in Mali starting in 2013, is facing a new military escalation as France steps up its deployments in the strategic, resource-rich region in its former colonial empire.

The new regional force set up by Paris, the Sahel G5comprising Burkina Faso,...


"Logic": U.S. threatens to close Palestinian Liberation Org office in DC if they support prosecuting Israeli criminals Signs of the Times

The government of US President Donald Trump has threatened to close down the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in Washington, DC, if it supports a Palestinian bid to prosecute Israeli officials at the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to a law passed by the US Congress, Palestinians would be stripped of the right to have a mission in the US capital if they support an ICC investigation of Israelis for committing crimes against them. Apparently, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson now thinks that Palestinian leaders have ran afoul of that law but it is up to Trump to make the decision, the Associated Press reported Friday, citing a State Department official. This means Trump has 90 days to consider whether the Palestinians are in "direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel," the official said. If Trump determines they are, the Palestinian office stays open. The official claimed that even if the office closes, Washington would not cut off relations with the Palestinians and continue to work towards "a comprehensive peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians."


Revelations from a high-profile Qatari official reveal a wider anti-Syria conspiracy Signs of the Times

A few days ago, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad Bin Jassim in an interview with the BBC announced that his country had been providing all sorts of assistance to the armed opposition groups in Syria through Turkey for years. At the same time, Doha wasn't alone to show its supports to anti-Assad forces, as it was joined by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the UAE and Turkey itself. All this began back in 2007 after Israel suffered a humiliating defeat in South Lebanon, while being unable to overcome Hezbollah's resistance in 2006. According to the former Qatari Prime Minister, Qatar was in charge of the so-called "Syrian Dossier" on behalf of the US and Saudi Arabia, adding that he had access to both American and Saudi paperwork on the staging of a so-called "Syrian civil war." Hamad Bin Jassim announced that weapons and equipment was distributed to all sorts of opposition groups via Turkey. These operations were a common routine of American, Turkish and Saudi military personnel in this country. At the same time, the Incirlik Air Force base would host a joint operational headquarters, where intelligence officers from the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Morocco, Jordan, Israel, France and Great Britain would coordinate the course of proxy operations in Syria. Washington has gone as far as to dispatch 6 special reconnaissance satellites for those officers to observe the entire territory of Syria 24 hours a day non-stop. This operational command center was in charge of military operations in the north of Syria. As for the operations in southern parts of Syria, to coordinate those Washington created a similar command center at the King Hussein Air Base in Jordan, where officers from Jordan, Israel, the United States, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar would join their efforts in a bid to outsmart Syria's government.


A symptom is not a disease: The tyranny of the 'essential hypertension' concept Signs of the Times

Hypertension is regularly mismanaged in conventional and naturopathic medicine. The tyranny of the concept of "essential hypertension," coupled with the widespread tendency to treat hypertension as a disease rather than a symptom, is at the root of this problem. Here, a more holistic approach to the patient with elevated blood pressure will be promoted, primarily one that attempts to find the causes of the problem rather than just treating the symptom.


Non-addictive painkiller outperforms morphine created by Russian scientists Signs of the Times

Department head of the Volgograd State Medical University and RAS Member, Alexander Spasov, told TASS on Friday in Pyatigorsk have announced that clinical tests have begun on a new painkiller that is not addictive but outperforms morphine. "Together with our colleagues from the South Federal University, we created a drug which still has no specific name but is only referred to as RU-1205," Spasov announced at the 3rd International Research and Practice Conference on Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology.


Expensive Food The Sleuth Journal

'Expensive' Food | danger-pesticides | Agriculture & Farming Medical & Health Special Interests Toxins

Two new studies call attentionyet againto the link between pesticides and health problemsand how widespread those health issues are.

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems and The Global Alliance for the Future of Food published a 120-page report that says, among other things, that the industrial food system is mostly to blame for our staggering healthcare costs.

And a new study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that women who consume fruits and vegetables with high amounts of pesticide residue are less likely to conceiveand if they do, more likely to miscarry.

The Rodale Institute pulled these numbers, representing the healthcare-related costs of our industrial food system, from the IPES-Food report:

  • $760 billion yearly cost of obesity (global estimate for 2025)
  • $673 billion yearly cost of diabetes (global number for 2012)
  • $3.5 trillion global cost of malnutrition
  • $557 billion cost of endocrine disruptor exposure (the U.S. and the EU)

Not on the list? The costfinancial, physical and emotionalof infertility treatments.

More from the IPES-Food report:

. . . many of the most severe health impacts trace back to some of the core industrial food and farming practices, e.g., chemical-intensive agriculture; intensive livestock production; and the mass production and mass marketing of ultra-processed foods.

The next time someone tells you organic food is too expensive, um . . .

Read Expert Panel Identifies Unacceptable Toll of Food and Farming Systems on Human Health

Read Unraveling the Food-Health Nexus...


Being An Empath Can Lead to Fatigue and Exhaustion, Heres What To Do About It Awareness Act

As you most likely know, Empaths feel a lot more than average people do. They are able to absorb the emotions of others and because of this, there are some negative things that can end up happening if they dont properly discharge the emotions that are not their own.

This can be hard for the average person to understand. Imagine an Empath surrounded by people he or she didnt know, and constantly absorbing that energy. You see, for the most part, they cannot pick and choose the emotions they feel.

Because of all of these emotions swarming in they may become overwhelmed. When the empath is overwhelmed with emotions, they can become damaged.  It will drain them of all of their energy and leave them feeling as if even getting out of bed is not an option. Most people have their own problems to worry about and the Empath is no exception to this. He or she takes on far more than easily handled at times.

Being an Empath is not easy. All of the energies of others the Empath is taking in dont mesh as well as you might think with their own. They work too hard to help others and because of this they sometimes fall into the cycle of self-neglect.

The people these Empaths are getting these emotions from are for the most part not even aware that they are being transferred. The Empaths body deals with a great deal of stress because of these emotions or energies and for those who do not know that can and does cause the adrenal glands to release hormones to save us. While these hormones are meant to help us through these tough times, for the Empath they make everything worse as they are being stimulated far too often.

Now when it comes to this kind of thing there are ways for the Empath to work through the fatigue and stress. Being in nature is one of the most effective ways I have found to truly let go of the overwhelming emotions that have a hold on them. It literally is almost as if youre wearing a noise-canceling headset that drowns out the emotions of others and allows you to be at peace. If you are an Empath I strongly recommend regular meditation and time alone outdoors as often as possible.

Being able to have that true quiet space where you can just let go will do you a world of good. It is very important to remember that the things you are feeling are not your own feelings. Being able to tell the difference between what is yours and what is not yours could be exactly what you need.



"Fukushima Update 11/18/2017: 15,686.4 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
- Shiva

Updated November 18, 2017: Fukushima Equals 15,686.4 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of November 18, 2017 - 2,432 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 15,686.4 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years. There...


Time off for good behavior? Ex-Lebanese PM Hariri in France to meet Macron Signs of the Times

Prime Minister Saad Hariri plans to return to Lebanon in time for independence celebrations on Nov. 22 after a two-week absence sparked concern that his country may once again turn into a battleground for a showdown between Saudi Arabia and Iran. French President Emmanuel Macron and Hariri were set to meet at noon for talks in Paris Saturday, followed by lunch at the Elysee Palace. Lebanon President Michel Aoun told his French counterpart that Hariri intends to attend next week's independence ceremony, which commemorates the end of France's mandate in the country in 1943, according to an aide. Hariri, 47, has been away from Lebanon since his shock resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, which sparked fears of an escalating regional conflict between the kingdom and Iran. The Saudi government has denied accusations it was holding Hariri against his will. The kingdom recalled its ambassador to Germany in response to comments made by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel that the official Saudi Press Agency did not specify.


Massive Energetic Shift: Embrace Your Dissolving Relationships and Move Forward In This Life Awareness Act

As you are evolving in life, you may be noticing that you are outgrowing the souls surrounding you and that the relationships with those who no longer matter are dissolving. This is only going to continue to happen as time goes by.

Do not fear to be alone, as new true friends and meaningful connections will be heading your way in time. These struggles are only temporary and while they may hurt right now you can and will overcome them. You will find people that you are drawn to in time. If you are moving away from anyone who has abused you or used you in the past, then you are making room for a deeper relationship with the Universe.

Your higher self is working to bring about new connections that will last you a lifetime. While your old wounds are not quite healed just yet, they will be. If you are energy sensitive then you will most likely feel an energy of change all around you and have for quite some time. I know for some this energy can feel a bit like nervousness or anxiety, however, do not be afraid. You are shifting towards something more amazing than you could have ever imagined.

Becoming your authentic self is not easy and of course, you will need some help from the Source as you grow into who you are meant to be. And as you make your way to higher planes of existence and realms of being, soul contracts you have outgrown will no longer serve to hold you back. You are moving forward and learning new things in this life.

All of the hard work you have put into this life is paying off. Things are only going to get better from here. There is always a light shining in through the darkness, never forget that. We are passing through a very powerful point in our collective awakening. The light and dark forces that have been pitting against one another are finally sorting themselves out.

You are being pushed to align with something wonderful and this is something you should not be ignoring. Entering this period of transition may be a bit terrifying but from it, you will blossom into something much stronger than you could have ever imagined. As more darkness is pushed out and more light is forced in things will be a bit confusing, stay as strong as you can during this time.

Please be careful but do not hold yourself back. The shadows you are being forced to overcome are being brought to your attention for a reason. The Universe has a plan for you. You have got this, so dont let yourself down. While you may experience a little heartache and some rough times everything will pay off in the end.

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Jesse Jackson announces he has Parkinson's days after sexual harassment allegations Signs of the Times

Obamacare, eat your heart out. The trendy new Medical Card being used by all the hip Democrats these days helps them escape tight legal spots and negative press. Jesse Jackson announced today with bizarre and great fanfare that he has Parkinson's Disease, just days after he was accused of sexually harassing a reporter - the latest in a long list of sexual exploits linked to the good reverend through the years. But he's a sick man now, so let's not go there. The timing of these maladies are becoming somewhat comical. Jackson announced his disease on Twitter on Friday. Isn't that how everyone discloses their medical diagnoses these days? Only if you are an embattled Democrat in legal trouble or headed for even deeper trouble like Hillary Clinton or honorary Democrat John McCain. Jackson doesn't like True Pundit poking around either. We can't even display his Tweet announcing his disease, as he has blocked us from accessing his Twitter account. Busy guy fighting sexual harassment, rolling out a disease on social media like a Bar Mitzvah and then doing God's work of blocking conservative journalists.


Apple Is Served A Search Warrant To Unlock Texas Church Gunmans Phone Fast Company

Once again, law enforcement appears to be trying to sway public opinion on the need for law enforcement back doors to encryption systems.

Remember all that legal head-butting and posturing last year when the feds tried to force Apple to help it break into San Bernardino shooter Syed Farooks iPhone? It ended with a whimper when the FBI found another way into the phone.

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Man's best friend: Owning a dog could be beneficial to your health Signs of the Times

Most people treat their dogs like members of the family or best friends, and while the enjoyment of owning one is clear for many, perhaps the benefits have been underestimated. A team of researchers from Sweden's Uppsala University has linked dog ownership to longer life. In a study, published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports, the team lists a whole host of reasons why owning a Fido or Lassie could be beneficial to your health. Specifically, the scientists found that canine fans had a greatly reduced risk of cardiovascular disease compared to their dog-shy counterparts, during the 12-year period studied. They posit that this has something to do with the amount of exercise, from walking their companions for example, or playing fetch in the park, dog owners get. Though it also may be a case of more active people choosing to own a dog over their couch potato peers. In addition, the benefits for dog-loving singletons are clear.


Why are Police in the USA so Terrified? The Sleuth Journal

Why are Police in the USA so Terrified? | police | Special Interests Tyranny & Police State US News

In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on a domestic violence suspect the mans neighbour but went to the wrong address. See Police kill innocent man while serving warrant at wrong address.

For those who follow news in the United States, the routine killing of innocent civilians by the police has become a national crisis despite concerted attempts by political and legal authorities and the corporate media to obscure what is happening. See Killed by Police and The Counted: People killed by police in the US.

So far this year, US police have killed 1,044 people. In contrast, from 1990 to 2016, police in England and Wales killed just 62 people. See Fatal police shootings.

Of course, these murders by the police are just the tip of the iceberg of police violence as police continue to demonstrate that the freedoms guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment have been eviscerated. See What Country Is This? Forced Blood Draws, Cavity Searches and Colonoscopies.

So why are the police so violent? you might ask. Well, several scholars have offered answers to this question and you can read a little about what they say in these articles reviewing recent books on the subject. See The Fraternal Order of Police Must Go and Our Ever-Deadlier Police State.



Sarah Sanders takes down April Ryan and Crooked Hillary in one sentence Signs of the Times

Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a White House briefing today after a week of explosive sexual allegations against Judge Roy Moore, Democrat Al Sharpton and more Hollywood stars. During the briefing American Urban Radio Networks correspondent asked her about Hillary Clinton's worried remarks on President Trump. It was a lob ball and Sanders hit it out of the park. April Ryan: I was talking to Hillary Clinton today about the president's past and she said, "Look I worry about everything from his past because it tells you how he behaves in the present and the future." What do you say to that as it relates to these allegations of the president? Sarah Huckabee Sanders: I think Hillary Clinton probably should have dealt with some of her own issues before addressing this president. Zing! Huckabee Sanders quickly moved on to the next question. Too funny!


10,744 more JFK assassination files released Signs of the Times

The National Archives on Friday released 10,744 FBI records - some that have never been previously disclosed - related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. It's the fifth release of Kennedy assassination records so far this year. The National Archives said 8,336 documents are being released in their entirety and 2,408 are released with limited redactions. A total of 144 records are being released for the first time. Most of the collection comprising about 5 million pages of records has been released to the public, but some documents have been withheld over the years to protect individuals, intelligence sources and methods and national security.


Erdogan withdraws troops from Norway after he is listed as 'enemy' during NATO drills (UPDATE) Signs of the Times

Comment: Update Sat 18 Nov 2017 Erdogan has rebuffed a NATO apology: "There can be no alliance like that. Yesterday, you have witnessed the impudence at NATO exercises in Norway. There are some mistakes that cannot be committed by fools but only by vile people," Erdogan said in a televised speech. He added that the incident shows "a reflection of a distorted point of view that we have observed in NATO for a while. This matter cannot be covered over with a simple apology." Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country's troops have left ongoing NATO war games ahead of schedule, after his name appeared in an "enemy chart." The move comes amid tensions between the US and Turkey within the military bloc. On Friday, the Turkish leader slammed an "incident" during NATO drills in Norway, in which Erdogan himself and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the modern Turkish state, were depicted in an "enemy chart." "They used an enemy chart in Norway. In that chart, there was my name and [Mustafa Kemal] Ataturk's picture," the Turkish leader told his Justice and Development (AK) Party members, as cited by Turkish media.


University student radio hosts suspended for saying "tranny" on air, falsely accused of violating FCC rules Signs of the Times

The University of Minnesota-Morris has suspended a student radio show from the air after they used the word "tranny" during one of their shows. The radio show, which goes by the name "Deplorable Radio" was yanked off in the air mid-broadcast over their use of the word "tranny." A video recording of the moment was published online following the incident. "You know, you can definitely, you see one tranny that's trying to punch someone," one student said during the broadcast. "You know it's automatically that one guy that you know I'm talking about. I bet you know. I'm not going to dox anybody and name them on air. But you two know if I say the tranny who looks like he's going to punch someone. Yep." "About fifteen minutes later," host Brandon Albrecht told The College Fix, "the student station manager came into the studio with a UMMPD officer and told us to leave. She said we had violated FCC law by saying a word that was never allowed on air, 'tranny.' So we packed up and left the studio."


Iraq Defeated ISIS, but the Battle Against Extremism Rages On MintPress News

Even as Iraqs pro-government forces close in on Rawa, one of the very last strongholds of the extremist group known as the Islamic State, ordinary Iraqis everywhere are wondering where the extremists will turn up next.

A series of recent attacks and arrests are cause for concern. In Kirkuk, the headquarters of the Shia Muslim militias in that city was attacked and a day after that, authorities announced they had arrested a terrorist network inside the city.

Last Saturday in Baghdad, local security forces announced that they had discovered an extremist cell in the city that had been planning to target pilgrims heading to the southern city of Karbala for special religious events as well as to mount an attack on locals in the capitals central Karrada neighborhood.

The government has chosen instead to remain silent about retaliatory acts like the destruction of homes and assassination of family members.

And in August, just a few days after the Iraqi government announced victories over the extremist group in Mosul and Tal Afar, the Islamic State, or IS, group managed to carry out an attack elsewhere in the country, on the outskirts of Dhi Qar province, that killed 74 people and injured almost 100.

Just like Al Qaeda before them, the IS group will use guerrilla and terrorist tactics to continue to harass the military and sew division among civilians. Even before the IS group occupied a single city, Al Qaeda succeeded in ratcheting up political and cultural tensions in the country for years.

While the army was fighting in Mosul we saw hundreds of families trying to escape the city, Abdul-Kareem al-Lami, a captain in the Iraqi army, told NIQASH. We knew that some of them must have been members of the IS group, or at least sympathizers. It would have taken thousands of people to administrate big cities like Mosul and in Anbar province so the IS group would have recruited many locals to help with this. But we could not arrest or interrogate them all.

It is a major problem, al-Lami argues. Intelligence officers are continuing to investigate and to interrogate residents of former IS-occupied areas and theyre making arrests, he notes. But a lot of people also succeeded in hiding. And there are also many families where one, or maybe more, members joined the IS group. These families need to be assured that they will not be victimized or considered terrorists. If that happens, then those families would become the next recruits for the IS group.



What gun control advocates really want: Boston Globe suggests its time to confiscate millions of firearms Signs of the Times

Well, if there's one thing we can say about this Boston Globe op-ed, it's honest. I don't mean honest regarding facts or anything, but honest in detailing what gun control advocates really, really want: confiscation. In light of the recent mass shootings in Texas and Las Vegas, the usual characters stepped out in front. The National Rifle Association is evil, we need more background checks, and it's the Republicans' fault. The rancor lasted a few weeks, but as in every case, we return to reality: guns are here to stay. Guns are part of American culture. And no new gun control laws are going to get passed. Period. Why? There's no need. In fact, none of the proposals the anti-Gun Left pushes would stop any future mass shootings. None. Background checks? Stephen Paddock, who committed the brutal shooting in Las Vegas passed all of his background checks, had zero run-ins with the law, and no history of mental illness. Devin Kelley, an Air Force veteran who served a year in jail for domestic violence, should have been barred from owning guns after his conviction. He was court martialed in 2012 for beating his wife and stepson, the latter of which suffered a fractured skull. In 2014, he was given a bad-conduct discharge. How did he get weapons? The Air Force did not forward his criminal record to the FBI to be added into the NICS system. This shooting could have been prevented. Also, it was an NRA member who stopped the carnage from being even more widespread. Stephen Willeford lived near the church where Kelley opened fire and was made aware of the attack by his daughter. He ran barefoot across the street and engaged Kelley with his AR-15 rifle.


French academic suggests creating Islamic State within France to avoid civil war Signs of the Times

A French academic has suggested creating a Muslim state within France in order to prevent a civil war. Professor Christian de Moliner claims that a second society has formed in France, which he described as: "A branch that wants to settle their lives on religious values and is fundamentally opposed to the liberal consensus on which our country was founded. "We can never convert the 30% of Muslims who demand the introduction of sharia law to the merits of our democracy and secularism. "We are now allowing segregation to take place that does not say its name. Rather than veil the face or adopt unimaginable measures in democracy (remigration, forced evictions of the most radical), why not establish a dual system of law in France?" De Moliner writes that Emmanuel Macron winning the Presidential election will not make the problems disappear, it will only kick the can down the road.


Tucker Carlson: We are witnessing 'the end of the Clinton era' Signs of the Times

Tucker Carlson said that 25 years ago this month, then-Gov. Bill Clinton (D-Ark.) was elected president of the United States, thereby beginning the Clinton Era in America. Carlson said that this month, the "Clinton dynasty" is collapsing, a quarter century after Clinton bested President George H.W. Bush on November 3, 1992. He said that the comments by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), saying Clinton should've been held accountable for accusations of sexual misconduct against him in the 1990s, helps highlight how we are seeing the end of their era.


Anonymous phone calls, 'probably from abroad', threaten to blow up Putin's motorcade Signs of the Times

Russian security services in St. Petersburg had to investigate dozens of bomb threats targeting President Vladimir Putin's motorcade on Friday after anonymous callers, possibly from abroad, claimed that explosives had been planted along its route. "Telephone terrorists made prank phone calls all day long," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, adding that around 60 phone calls were received on Friday morning alone. The calls reported "50 or so bombs allegedly planted in various places, including ones located along the route of Putin's motorcade, or at the facilities in the neighborhood of the places he was expected to visit."


How Russia Outmaneuvered Nikki Haley at the UN Debate on Khan Sheikhoun MintPress News

Analysis The events at the United Nations Security Council surrounding the joint OPCW-UN-JIM investigation  report (the report) into the alleged Khan Sheikhoun chemical weapon attack are not being widely reported.

This is unfortunate because they show that international opinion is swinging heavily against the report, which has lost credibility.

Here an account of what happened on the two most recent occasions when the UN Security Council discussed this issue is necessary.

On 24th October 2017 the Russians vetoed at the UN Security Council a resolution to extend the OPCWs mandate in Syria.  They complained that the resolution presented to the UN Security Council to extend the OPCWs mandate had been brought forward in haste before its report had been provided to the UN Security Council.   They pointed out that this was obviously inappropriate and appeared intended to led authority to the report before it was published. They said that there was actually no need to bring forward a resolution to extend the OPCWs mandate in that way, and that the more correct time to bring such a resolution forward was after the report had been submitted to the UN Security Council for its consideration.

The Russians during the 24th October 2017 UN Security Council session also severely criticised the methodology used to prepare the report by the OPCW-UN-JIM team, pointing out that it was being prepared without inspections of the two sites in Syria relevant to an understanding of the incident: Khan Sheikhoun itself, where the attack allegedly took place, and Al-Sharyat air base, from where the attack was allegedly launched.

At this point it is necessary to say that the current structure of the UN Security Council means that the US can normally rely on a built-in majority in any vote in the UN Security Council.  In the overwhelming of cases where resolutions are presented to the UN Security Council the US can rely on the well-nigh automatic support of 9 to 10 of its members, which is enough to pass a resolution where there is no veto.

Though this proved to be the case with the resolution presented to the UN Security Council on 24th October 2017, the account of the discussion around the resolution provided by the United Nations press centre shows that the Russian concerns both about the seeming haste in bringing the resolution forward, and concerning the flawed methodology being used to prepare the OPCW-UN-JIM report were widely shared even by some states which voted for the US backed resolution.

The two strongest statements expressing such doubts were made by the ambassadors of Ethiopia and Egypt, both of who are normally reliable US allies.

Here is how the UN press centre reports the comments o...


Investigative report reveals US coalition kills 31 times more Iraqi civilians than it claims Signs of the Times

Journalists have visited over 150 airstrike sites in Iraq. The number of civilians killed by the US-led coalition's airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq is 31 times higher than it claims, The New York Times reported, citing its investigative report. Comment: Amazing the NYT doing some real investigative reporting. According to the international coalition's data, 89 of its more than 14,000 airstrikes, or one in every 157 strikes, resulted in civilian deaths in Iraq. However, the journalistic investigation, dubbed 'The Uncounted', revealed that the ratio of airstrikes carried out by the coalition's aircraft resulting in civilian deaths was one out of five. According to the newspaper, the conclusions had been made after the journalists had visited more than 150 airstrike sites and the US air base in Qatar, from where the campaign is being directed, over the last 18 months.


The con is working: 77% of Democrats with college degrees think that sex is not determined at birth Signs of the Times

Three out of four college-educated Democrats seem to believe that a man can be a woman if he just says so, regardless of his biology, genetics, and genitalia, according to a skewed survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. The main question in the August-to-September survey of 4,573 people is built on the phrase: "sex assigned at birth." But that phrase was invented by transgender activists to help them claim that every person's sex is independent of their biology and that a newborn's sex should not be unfairly "assigned" by the doctors and parents who examine the newborns' biology and visible genitalia. The Pew survey asked: Which statement comes closer to your views, even if neither is exactly right? Whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by the sex they were assigned at birth Someone can be a man or a woman even if that is different from the sex they were assigned at birth According to Pew's write-up: The survey ... finds that Democrats with a bachelor's degree or more education are more likely than other Democrats to say a person's gender can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth. About three-quarters (77%) of Democrats with a bachelor's degree or more say this, compared with 60% of Democrats with some college and 57% of those with a high school diploma or less. No such [education] divide exists among Republicans.


Toxic Atmosphere George Monbiot

How a chemical weapons attack in Syria spawned a shameful series of conspiracy theories

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th November 2017

What do we believe? This is the crucial democratic question. Without informed choice, democracy is meaningless. This is why dictators and billionaires invest so heavily in fake news. Our only defence is constant vigilance, rigour and scepticism. But when some of the worlds most famous crusaders against propaganda appear to give credence to conspiracy theories, you wonder where to turn.

Last month, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) published its investigation into the chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4, that killed almost 100 people and injured around 200. After examining the competing theories and conducting wide-ranging interviews, laboratory tests and forensic analysis of videos and photos, it concluded that the atrocity was caused by a bomb filled with sarin, dropped by the government of Syria.

There is nothing surprising about this. The Syrian government has a long history of chemical weapons use, and the OPCWs conclusions concur with a wealth of witness testimony. But a major propaganda effort has sought to discredit such testimony, and characterise the atrocity as a false flag attack.

This effort began with an article published on the website Al-Masdar news, run by the Syrian government loyalist Leith Abou Fadel. It suggested that either the attack had been staged by terrorist forces, or chemicals stored in a missile factory had inadvertently been released when the Syrian government bombed it. The article was written by the sites deputy editor, Paul Antonopoulos. Paul Antonopoulos was later exposed for posting racist and anti-Semitic comments 10 years ago on the neo-Nazi website Stormfront.

The story was then embellished on Infowars: the alt-rights notorious conspiracy forum. The Infowars article suggested that the attack was staged by the Syrian first resp...


According to Shamans, There Are Four Primary Causes Of Disease Awareness Act

Shamans are simply real men and women who can get in touch with their state of higher consciousness. They are able to communicate in ways that are not possible without conditioning.

Shamans pay a lot of attention to the cause and effect when it comes to things in this life. We are more than aware that our bodies suffer transformations during our lives. The body can get sick from all sorts of things like accidents, viruses, and even things like cancer. From a shamanic point of view, these things are all just effects. When it comes to these things we should address the root causes.

There are only 4 basic causes of disease. These causes are not bacteria or viruses but our internal state of which works as a hotbed for these things. For more on these 4 causes please pay close attention as you read further.

1. Losing Your Soul

Soul loss is a big thing whether we realize it or not. This could even be seen as the most serious of the three possibilities. This would be the one to cause the most life-threatening illnesses.

2. Chronic Fear

A person who is suffering from chronic fear is often something that leaves us vulnerable to disease. This is because fear kills our operating abilities.

3. Spiritual Intrusions and Possessing Spirits

This happens when a person is missing a guardian spirit. This leaves an opening in the body and comes from negative thoughts. Holding things in and not expressing our emotions can create these spiritual intrusions.

4. Disharmony

This happens when men lose a relationship that was important to them in life. For example when one of the two in the elderly couple passes this often happens. This disharmony makes us vulnerable to a host of things.

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Babies are born polluted - study shows Signs of the Times

Back in 2010, a report by the President's Cancer Panel called for a change in the regulation of chemicals produced by industry. Why? Because a study had found that babies were polluted at birth [1]. Before they even had the privilege of joining the physical world, the unborn were found to be affected by the sins of it. Research showed that, almost universally, the bodies of newborn infants were already infested with upwards of 200 different chemicals - and those are only the ones that can be tested for [2]. The placenta, the safeguard nature has put in place for a developing baby in the womb can't defend against the ugly side of industrialization. And now, nearly three years later, nothing has changed. That should make you both sick and angry.


From music to a movement: How punk got caught up in politically ideological hijinks Signs of the Times

When the punk rock thought police ruled the scene In September 1984, the widely read punk zine Maximum Rocknroll published its review of Victim in Pain, the debut album by a New York City band called Agnostic Front. "I'm approaching this band with caution," it warned. "Unfortunately, much of the narrow-mindedness, fanatical nationalism, and violence that has destroyed the New York punk scene seems to have revolved around Agnostic Front." The author of that review was the publication's founder and editor, Tim Yohannan, a 40-something ex-Yippie who thought punk music should march in lockstep with left-wing politics. As Ray Farrell, a punk veteran who once worked at the independent record label SST (run by Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn), told Steven Blush, author of American Hardcore: A Tribal History, "there was an ideological development at Maximum RockNRoll, making everything move towards a Socialist bent."


Gun control propaganda Middle East style: Sales soar in Turkey, one-third of households owns a firearm Signs of the Times

A stroll through a bustling underpass in the centre of Istanbul offers the chance to buy a range of everyday goods: cheap watches, kettles, $2 emergency umbrellas to ward off autumn showers. And replica AK-47 assault rifles. While the rifles, and dozens of handguns displayed nearby, are imitations, they nevertheless stand out from the surrounding Karakoy stalls. And their prominent placement is perhaps a window into a deeply entrenched gun culture in Turkey that now kills more than 1,500 people a year. This year alone at least 1,575 deaths have been reported in Turkey as a consequence of more than 20,000 incidents involving guns. And according to the latest report, there are an estimated 25 million privately owned firearms in Turkey in 2017, an increase of five million in a year. It works out to one in every three households having a firearm of some sort. Out of these, 85 percent are said to be unregistered and unlicensed weapons.


Israeli official calls for new strategy to fight the BDS movement Signs of the Times

A high official in the Israeli government says that the groups supporting BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, are doing a "great job," and Israel has to come up with more aggressive ways to counter them. "If you want to promote boycotts against Israel, be my guest, it's your right. But there will be a price tag," Ron Brummer said last week. The new battlefield for BDS is in Europe, where companies are under growing pressure to divest from the West Bank, Brummer said. The best response is to put through anti-BDS legislation in American states (as state legislatures and governors have done in Texas, California, Maryland, New York, and other states), so that if a company boycotts the West Bank, it loses 10's of millions in U.S. contracts.


Veluwe fungi and birds Dear Kitty. Some blog

Fungi, 12 November 2017

Still 12 November 2017 in the Veluwe. After the stream and clouded agaric mushrooms in the morning, we went to Het Loo again in the afternoon. Where we saw fungi like these ones



It's everywhere: Russia-gate spreads to Europe Signs of the Times

Ever since the U.S. government dangled $160 million last December to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, obscure academics and eager think tanks have been lining up for a shot at the loot, an unseemly rush to profit that is spreading the Russia-gate hysteria beyond the United States to Europe. Now, it seems that every development, which is unwelcomed by the Establishment - from Brexit to the Catalonia independence referendum - gets blamed on Russia! Russia! Russia! The methodology of these "studies" is to find some Twitter accounts or Facebook pages somehow "linked" to Russia (although it's never exactly clear how that is determined) and complain about the "Russian-linked" comments on political developments in the West. The assumption is that the gullible people of the United States, United Kingdom and Catalonia were either waiting for some secret Kremlin guidance to decide how to vote or were easily duped.


Neuroscience Proves That Fasting Is Actually Good for the Brain, Yet Big Pharma Refuses to Acknowledge It Awareness Act

The medical industry has often come under scrutiny for the marketing practices employed by big pharma. In fact, it is estimated that the pharmaceutical industry spends at least $5 billion annually on marketing in the United States. When you break it down that is more than $8000 for each physician! These samples, direct mailing campaigns and pharmaceutical representative consultations have been found to have a significant impact on the decisions that our physicians are making, one that illustrates a level of control that many find incredibly concerning.

Many of those working in the medical field have become so concerned that some organizations are even taking steps to fight back. One of the larger healthcare providers in the country, the University of Wisconsin Hospital, has now banned samples from the hospital entirely, instituting a voucher program to replace them.

Source: RawStory


Due to this heavy influence from Big Pharma, we, the patients, are not always receiving the most accurate and important information in relation to our health. Medical discoveries that go against the over profitability and success of the pharmaceutical industry often do not receive the same public recognition.

One example of this is the use of fasting for your overall health and well-being. The approach of intermittent fasting has recently caught the attention of a number of healthcare professionals and health researchers, leading to studies investigating the impact of this practice on the human body.

What is intermittent fasting you may ask? Differing significantly from merely restricting your calorie intake, it refers to an eating habit that alternates cycles of both eating and fasting. This isnt a diet, and it doesnt specify which foods or which types of foods you should be consuming on a daily basis. Inst...


Strange Twists in the Hariri Mystery MintPress News

The strange case of Lebanons Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his surprise resignation, delivered in Saudi Arabia, has developed international overtones with rumors about his possible kidnapping by the Saudis and France extending an invitation for him to come to Paris before possibly returning to Lebanon.

I spoke again to Beirut-based political activist and environmentalist Rania Masri on Nov. 13 about the Hariri case. Masri is an Arab-American academic, an expert in the workings of the Lebanese government, and has been doing regular translations of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Facebook. Because of concerns that his resignation may have been extracted by the Saudis under duress, the Lebanese government has refused to accept it unless he tenders it in person. In an interview last Sunday, Hariri looked harried and nervous. At one point the camera caught a man holding up some kind of sign behind the interviewer as if he was trying to direct Hariris comments.

Dennis Bernstein: Lets start with your response to the latest developments.  The prime minister says he would like to return to Lebanon.

Rania Masri: Yesterday there was an interview conducted in Saudi Arabia.  Saudi individuals were present during the interview.  When you look at what Hariri actually said at this interview, it appears that the Saudi plan so far has not been successful.  We have Hariri saying he wants to return to Lebanon, he is not sure when that will be, and that he will proceed with the resignation when he is here unless things change.  So he left the door open for possibly not resigning.

As to why this is happening, you have to look at the events of the last two weeks.  Saturday, [November 4], Saad Hariri read a statement that many of us believe was written by the Saudis.  The Lebanese president and speaker of the house reject that statement of resignation because it was given while he was abroad.  There is an almost total consensus that Hariri has been held captive since Friday.

During this time, it has become very apparent that Saudi Arabia has been in discussions with the US and Israeli governments and has been encouraging the Israeli government to attack Lebanon.  The Lebanese president believes that he has gotten word that the Saudis and the Israelis are actually discussing something akin to the 1982 invasion of Lebanon.  We are not talking about a war such as what occurred in 2006 but the possibility of an invasion like the one that took place in 1982.

So the political rhetoric has been escalated by the Saudis.  They have basically declared war on Lebanon.  The Saudi plan was to threaten Lebanon with military destruction and hope that the Lebanese would rise up against Hezbollah, leading to a civil war.  That plan has completely failed.



London Grenfell fire survivors betrayed Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

25 October 2017

Lowkey performs Ghosts of Grenfell live at his headline show at the Coronet in London.

By Ann Czernik in Britain:

Grenfell five months on: Britains most courageous community still abandoned, abused and betrayed

Saturday 18th November 2017

Across the various communities coexisting in Lancaster West, there is a sense of waiting and increasing frustration.

ON JULY 5 2017 Communities Secretary Sajid Javid sent a taskforce into the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC).

The team a mixed bag of experts in housing, local government, public services and community engagement were dispatched to find out if the council could provide an appropriate response to the Grenfell fire.

But no-one ensured that Kensington and Chelsea homes were fire-safe in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.

Five months later, shocking details are emerging of fire...


Cameras everywhere: Saudi police arrest man for speaking to woman Signs of the Times

Saudi police have reportedly arrested a man for talking to a woman during his lunch break in the city of Mecca. A video of the culprit wearing a mandatory hijab and having a word with a guy behind a popular fast-food restaurant has gone viral. The clip was recorded from the roof of a nearby building and has gathered over 200,000 views since Thursday. It shows a young lady approaching a restaurant employee behind the eatery where he works. The pair talk for half a minute before the woman in black walks off. A police spokesman told Akbhaar24 News that, following a "thorough investigation" into the incident, law-enforcement officers managed to identify the place where the brief conversation had taken place - a fast-food restaurant located near a school.


10 Methods For Protecting Yourself Against Negative Energy Awareness Act

Negative people take a lot out of us. Just being around negative energy can and will have a terrible impact on our aura as a whole, so we must be as protected as we possibly can.

We are constantly absorbing things from outside sources. The emotions, thoughts, behaviors and so forth of others can damage our energy if we allow them to. It is very important to create a proper shield for yourself and take extra precautions in cleansing your aura as often as possible. Below you will find a list of tips and techniques I use to protect myself from negative energies.

10 Methods For Protecting Yourself Against Negative Energy:

1. Smudging Sage

Smudging will help you to get rid of negative energy in your home. I do this every two weeks and more-so if I am feeling upset. Once you begin smudging, please do not allow negative people into your home as they will ruin your hard work. I like to use white sage when smudging but you could use a number of herbs.

2. Mantras

Words are powerful, far more powerful than we give them credit for. When you speak things out loud you are giving them power. Say things that will benefit you as a person and as an energetic being. Learn more about mantras by clicking here.

3. Sea Salt Baths

Sea salt baths can and will help to get rid of negative energies that are holding you back. These are energies you may not be noticing. When you begin feeling drained or fatigued this is the first thing you should do.

4. Being Grounded

When you are grounded, you are allowing your energy to truly connect with Mother Nature and the Earth itself. Dont allow yourself to track all over the energies of others. Stay. Discard any negative energies you notice and pay attention to where you are allowing your aura to flow.

5. Carrying Charcoal

Charcoal will help you to stay more grounded throughout your day. You see, it brings you closer to Mother Nature and the Earth itself. I have charcoal lying around everywhere.

6. Creating a Protection Bubble

During meditation, imagine a white light or bubble covering your entirety. This bubble will ward off any negative energy and work as a barrier between it and you. That being said, if you dont believe that it will work, it wont.

7. Carrying Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline, for those who dont know, is one of the best crystals when it comes to prote...


Marine veteran's letter of support for RT America - 'keep fighting the good fight' Signs of the Times

US government's demand that RT America register as a foreign agent was greeted by loud silence from human rights watchdogs and press freedom groups. Former US Marine captain Matthew Hoh sent us this letter of support. My fellow Americans working at RT America, With RT being forced to register this week I wanted to send a note of encouragement to you and your colleagues. Please don't let the attacks on RT, and on your work, have an effect on your individual journalism and your purpose as a person of conscience. Although it must be trying, exhausting and maddening for you, try and keep the perspective that this is to be expected and such Manichaean formulations by the US government, both major political parties and vast segments of the American population have an extensive and cyclical history of continued occurrence. You and your colleagues are just the latest people to be targeted for discussing publicly and openly many of the ugly wounds, oppressive history and pernicious ongoing injustices, corruption and crimes of American society, government and foreign policy.


The Brexit 'conspiracy': A theory of the chattering classes that's harming British democracy Signs of the Times

Imagine how entitled you would have to be, how utterly used to getting your own way on every political and social matter, to think that the only possible explanation for a large number of people disagreeing with you is that they'd been got at by Russia and its mind-meddling invaders of the internet. Comment: The hysteria seems to spread from the US where they also thought the American people could be so easily swayed that a few twitter advertisements - most not even related the election at all - subverted the democratic process: US Senators hysteria: 'Russian leadership 'fascist', 'Twitter sided with Russia'US Senators look foolish as RT reveals its top promoted tweets during election campaign Yes, this is the latest elite Remainer cry. Blissfully unaware of how much they sound like political Veruca Salts, having spent 18 months boring the good people of Britain rigid with their foot-stomping and weeping, Remoaners are now landing squarely on the anti-Russia conspiracy theory as the explanation for why Brexit happened. It couldn't possibly be because they failed to convince people of the merits of the EU. It couldn't be because people disagree with them. No, it must be down to some foreign virus, messing with our grey matter and so frying our brains with EU-phobic propaganda that we all yelped 'Leave!' in unison like lemmings-cum-Manchurian-candidates. 'Yes, that's what it was', they tell themselves at night, as they wrap themselves in the comfort blanket of self-delusion.


Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionism Is Winning in Italy MintPress News

Analysis A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause has shifted its politics in a dramatic way in recent years. Most surprisingly, though, the Left is as implicated as the Right in the rush to please Israel, at the expense of Palestinian rights.

The sad reality is this: Italy is moving to the Israeli camp. This is not only pertinent to political alignment, but in the reconfiguration of discourse as well. Israeli priorities, as articulated in Zionist hasbara (official propaganda) have now become part of our everyday lexicon of Italian media and politics. As a result, the Zionist agenda is now part and parcel of Italian political agenda as well.

Italys anti-Fascist, anti-military occupation and revolutionary past is being overlooked by self-serving politicians, growingly beholden to the pressures of a burgeoning pro-Israel lobby.


Rewriting History

During the so-called First Republic (1948 to 1992), Italy was considered the Western European country most sympathetic to the Palestinian struggle, not only because of a widespread feeling of solidarity among Italians, but also because of the political environment at the time.

Then, Italian leaders were perfectly aware of the countrys unique position in the Mediterranean area. While they were keen on displaying loyalty to the Atlantic Alliance, they also established good relations with the Arab world. Maintaining this balance was not always easy and had led to what it is now being perceived as radical choices, which are now being disowned and criticized.

The pro-Israel trend has been in motion for years. In a famous interview with the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot in 2008, former Italian President Francesco Cossiga declared: Dear Italian Jews, we sold you out.

Cossiga was referring to the so-called Lodo Moro, an unofficial agreement, which was allegedly signed in the 1970s by Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro and the leaders of The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP). Its understanding supposedly allowed the Palestinian group to coordinate its actions throughout the Italian territory, in exchange for the PLFP keeping Italy out of its field of operation.

The Lodo Moro is often used in Israeli hasbara to highlight Italys supposed failures in the past, and to continue associating Palestinians with terrorism.

In the interview, Cossiga went further, blaming the Palestinian group for theBologna massacre, a terrorist bombing which devastated Bologna railway station in 1980, killing...


Leopard kills man and attacks several others in Assam, India Signs of the Times

A 23-year-old person, who was injured in a leopard attack here on Sunday, died today. The man, identified as Anowar Ali was seriously injured as he fought with a leopard at Dhirenpara and saved at least six persons. Ali succumbed to his injuries on Thursday morning. A leopard that came down from a neighbouring hill went berserk on Sunday morning injuring several residents in the city's Dhirenpara area. The incident sent shock waves among residents and children who ran for cover. Police had awarded Ali with Rs. 3000 on Sunday for helping save lives.


Ohio supreme court justice and governor hopeful faces backlash after boasting about his sexual conquests on Facebook Signs of the Times

A Democrat running for governorship of Ohio is in hot water after revealing identifying details of his sexual conquests in a Facebook post. The politician said he was sexually intimate with "50 very attractive females" in his lifetime. Bill O'Neill, a justice on the Ohio Supreme Court and one of the Democrats running for governor, published a Facebook post Friday morning claiming to have sex with "approximately 50 very attractive females." Among the women mentioned were "a gorgeous secretary" to a senator and "a drop dead gorgeous redhead" working at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland. The hints at the women's identities were quickly edited out of the post, however.


The Key to Helping Someone Who is Living With Depression Awareness Act

Depression is a lot harder to explain than most people would like to think. It is not just feeling sad or being down in the dumps, it is being completely numb to the world and unable to even force yourself out of bed some days.

For people dealing with depression, their support group is what helps them through the toughest times. When someone with depression is down they are having to work hard to even function. Going to work or even showering can be monumental for some. Everyones depression is different.

A lot of people think forcing those with depression to go out and do things will make everything better but it wont. The real key to helping someone who is depressed is to just be there for them. If they cant get out of bed, stay in and watch movies with them. They dont need someone to try and fix them they need someone to stand by their side through the tough times.

Dont get me wrong it can be a hard thing to do, sticking by the side of someone who is going through something you dont really understand but in the end, it is extremely rewarding. Having someone in their lives who will walk through the darkness with them can be the difference between falling off of the edge or doing their best to hang on.

Never tell someone who is going through depression that it is all in their head because it isnt there are physical symptoms as well, and depression is a very serious illness. Dont tell anyone struggling that they should just snap out of it or that they should be better by now. They cant just get over things in the way that people who dont have depression can. They need to know that they are not alone and that you are not making them feel invalid.

Give this person a reason to hold on not a reason to let go. Encourage them to seek help if they truly need it and offer to help them each step of the way. Support goes so far when it comes to things like this. In the end, no matter what we are going through as long as we have someone rooting for us things are a little less terrible.

If someone you know suffers from depression please take the time to learn more about it and better understand the illness in general. The short film below will help. Depression should always be taken seriously if you are by this persons side in their darkest times they will also be there for you. We all grow into better people by helping one another.



US Navy and NASA join the hunt for missing Argentine submarine which vanished 250 miles off the coast of Patagonia almost 3 days ago Signs of the Times

The US Navy has deployed one of its high-tech surveillance aircraft to help find a missing Argentine attack submarine which went missing three days ago. NASA has also sent a surveillance aircraft to the scene, diverting it from a mission studying Antarctic ice. The ARA San Juan was last in contact with its base on Wednesday when it was almost 270 miles from the coast of Patagonia. The US Navy diverted one of its P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to Bahia Blanca, Argentina to help with the search for the missing submarine.


Balearic shearwater video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This November 2017 video from Portugal says about itself:

The Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) is one of the most threatened seabirds in Europe, since it has a relatively small population, which faces serious threats on land (in Balearic Islands, where it breeds) and at sea (where it spends long periods of time, namely along the Portuguese coast).

The Life MarPro project wishes to draw attention to the dramatic situation that this species faces, directly related with fishing and bycatch. A situation that can be prevented if environmental organizations and fishermen work together to find solutions for everyone, and above all for wildlife. Deploying high contrast panels in the fishing nets is one of the measures that is being tested by SPEA, and which has had promising results. Neither seabirds get entangled, where they frequently end up dead, neither fishermen get their gear damaged.

One of the main Life MarPro objectives is to reduce the conflicts between the fishing sector and seabirds/sea mammals.



Insulin resistance, poor health, and poor vision Signs of the Times

In the city of Chicago, there's a 95-year-old retired pathologist and professor with a wry smile on his face. More than 50 years ago, Joseph Kraft, MD, identified that many tinnitus patients were in fact pre-diabetic.1 Back then this was a leaner America, and far fewer citizens had diabetes. Of course, much has radically changed. Most modern citizens today have become one or more of the following: sedentary "screen huggers," stress-induced overeaters, sweetened beverage and processed food consumers, poor quality manufactured/restaurant food aficionados and multiple pharmaceutical takers that further reduce the nutrients needed to process banquets of ubiquitous sugar and protein.


Special Counsel Investigation Into Clinton Foundation Shenanigans? The Sleuth Journal

Special Counsel Investigation Into Clinton Foundation Shenanigans? | clintons | Special Interests US News

(image credit: Getty)

Its high time it happened. The foundation is a notorious money-laundering, pay-to-play, self-enrichment racket for the Clintons, masquerading as a charitable NGO, RICO crimes if taken that far.

In a November 13 letter to House Judiciary Committee members, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he directed senior federal prosecutors to recommend whether appointing a special counsel is warranted to investigate alleged Uranium One unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation and other matters, adding:

These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel.

This will better enable the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General to more effectively evaluate and manage the caseload.

Sessions responded to House Judiciary Committee Republicans, holding an oversight hearing into the issue.

His letter came the day before hes scheduled to appear before the committee to address the status of any ongoing DOJ investigations.

On November 3, Trump tweeted: Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isnt looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems.

Dems will likely howl if a special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Clinton Foundation activities.

During his January confirmation hearing, Sessions said hed recuse himself from any investigations involving Hillary, given his support for Trump during the presidential campaign.

He recused himself as well from special council Robert Muellers witch-hunt investigation into any improper or illegal Trump cam...


Lebanon FM reveals US-backed terrorists attempting to intimidate country into cancelling Russian gas deal Signs of the Times

Lebanese Foreign Minister Geral Bassil has held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. "We are about to sign our first contract on gas field exploration on the shelf with the participation of Russian companies. We are now seeing an attempt to make Lebanon leave this positive path," Geral Bassil said. "A campaign to scare Lebanon, to create obstacles in its path with the use of terrorist forces under different pretexts is underway," the minister said, adding that "the campaign against Lebanon is being carried out by the same forces that support terrorists in Syria." Comment: The very same US-sponsored terrorists which have just been defeated in Syria with cooperation from Russia: US and its vassal states Israel and Saudi Arabia are plotting war with Iran and HezbollahSaudi minister says Lebanese govt "declaring war" on Saudi Arabia


US Navy Apologizes For Massive Penis in The Sky Awareness Act

If you thought things couldnt get any stranger, then you were very wrong. You wont believe what the US Navy is apologizing for now.

On November 16th someone in an airplane or something of that sort drew a penis clear as day in the sky. Sure, this is a kind of prank we could expect from someone with time to waste and money to blow, right? Maybe not.

According to local CBS affiliate KREM, the person behind this masterpiece turned out to be a Navy pilot stationed at Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island for those who do not know is a Naval air base just a few hours from Okanogan, Washington. While military airplanes crop up in the sky above the small town for training exercises and so forth quite often nothing like this has happened before.

Navy officials told KREM as follows:

The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value.

We are holding the crew accountable.

Anahi Torres


Word about this massive cock has spread like wildfire and people all over are taking note. That being said, lots of townsfolk were upset about this as many did not want to explain what it was to their small unaware children. KREM actually took the time to reach out the Federal Aviation Administration to see what they may be able to do in regards to this incident but it seems things are out of their hands as their only response was that they could not police morality.

What do you think about this? Do you find this to be offensive or...


Mitochondrial protection provides clue to survival of cancer cells Signs of the Times

McGill University researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body's cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients - a finding that points to a potential target for next-generation cancer drugs. The research, published in Molecular Cell, builds on previous work by McGill professor Nahum Sonenberg, one of the senior authors of the new study. Cells in our body grow in size, mass and numbers through a process governed by a master regulator known as mTOR (Mechanistic Target of Rapamycin). Sonenberg discovered years ago that mTOR also controls protein expression in all human cells. In particular, mTOR targets the selective synthesis of proteins destined for the mitochondria, the bacteria-like structures in all our cells that generate the energy needed for cells to grow and divide.


Noro on the Veendam? Cruise Law News

HAL VeendamA passenger sailing on a Holland America Line (HAL) cruise ship near Greece contacted me today, stating that a number of guests are experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms:

"I'm currently on MS Veendam. Left Fort Lauderdale on October 20th and due to return to Fort Lauderdale on December 8th. Currently docked in Souda, Greece. Leaving at 5:00 pm less than an hour from now. Souda port terminal has WiFi.

Noro started about four days ago. We did pick up passengers in Barcelona and some of them are sick now and seem to have gotten sick shortly after boarding from what I understand. One day there were 29 passengers and two crew sick . . .  Yesterday ...  only four new cases and no crew sick anymore. 

Ship is cleaning, isolating and taking precautions including not allowing passengers to handle food which is good."

It is currently unknown whether the gastrointestinal outbreak is in fact due to norovirus (or-coli or some other more exotic virus) because there will be no testing of the affected passenger's stools. 

In the last week, we have written about GI outbreaks which included the Crown Princess, which called on a U.S. port and had to report the outbreak to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Anthem of the Seas was experienced a similar outbreak affected many dozens of guests (around 100 people). The Anthem did not meet the percentage of guests who reported their symptoms to the ship infirmary, and therefore there is no official CDC report.  The Celebrity Solstice was also reportedly hit with an aggressive GI outbreak while sailing around Australia, according to news accounts. 

Holland America Line experienced 18 cases of GI sicknesses reported to the CDC since 2010. Only Princess Cruises suffered more norovirus/GI cases which were reported to the CDC during this time period. HAL suffered norovirus outbreaks on the Nieuw Amsterdam, and two outbreaks each on the Volendam and the Noordam this year.

Cruise ships on non-U.S. itineraries do not have to report GI outbreaks. 

Have a thought? Please leave a comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook page....


Study reveals how the songbird changes its tune in a way 'very similar' to human speech Signs of the Times

Researchers at UC San Francisco have shown how the Bengalese finch, a domesticated songbird, can learn to tweak its song in specific ways depending on context, which could shed light on how the human brain learns to apply different rules depending on the situation, and have implications for understanding human language and movement disorders. The study, published November 16, 2017, in Neuron, showed that finches switch from generic to specific versions of their songs depending on the situation they are in. What's more, the researchers identified two distinct areas in the birds' brains dedicated to this learning process: one region that encodes generalizable rules to produce default songs, and another area that can override the default pathway to produce different sounds for different contexts. This is much like how your own brain learned in infancy the standard arm movement to reach and grab an object, but since then has also learned to adjust the force of your arm and grip of your hand based on the situation - if, for example, you are picking up a full cup rather than an empty one.


Insulin resistance, tinnitus and ketones Signs of the Times

There has been discussion in the scientific community for several years about a connection between sugar metabolism disorders, such as hyperinsulinemia and diabetes, and tinnitus. A detailed study from the Federal University of Rio Grande School of Medicine, in Brazil, brought this dietary connection into sharp focus. It was initially published in the International Tinnitus Journal in 2004. (1) A complete discussion of the metabolic disorders that lead to diabetes is beyond my expertise and is still being researched and debated by scientists. I have therefore simplified the study and distilled it into something useful for myself and, hopefully, the readers of this newsletter. The inner ear, like the brain, is totally without energy reserves. Its metabolism depends directly on the supply of oxygen and sugar (glucose) from the blood supply. Alterations in glucose metabolism therefore have great potential for disturbing the workings of the inner ear. The researchers in this study referenced previous studies showing that between 84 and 92% of tinnitus patients were shown to have a metabolic disorder called hyperinsulinemia. Hyperinsulinemia is an elevation of insulin levels in the bloodstream. It is a direct consequence of a metabolic disorder known as insulin resistance. This is characterized by a reduced biological response to insulin at the cellular level. Insulin becomes less effective in transferring glucose from the bloodstream to the cells. The pancreas then produces more insulin in order to lower blood glucose levels and insulin levels increase. Hyperinsulinemia is known to be related to hypoglycemia and, as it progresses, may eventually lead to type 2 diabetes.


Restored Republic via a GCR Update Summary as of Nov. 18, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update Summary as of Nov. 18 2017

Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery; Author, "Twenty Two Faces,"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

"On the night of Nov. 22 1910 a small group of bankers met in secret to perpetrate a colossal fraud on the American People. This (Reserve Act of 1913) was clearly against the Constitution, while empowering them to print US currency out of thin air." John E. DiNardo, professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, 1910.

Judy Note: A Summary of Intel for this last week as of Sat. morning Nov. 18:

1. All Protocols and operation plans were in place.

2. The Republic was ready. The GCR/RV was ready. GESARA was ready.

3. All personnel involved in the transition were ready.

4. We have been told that they have released the funds.

5. Yosef: The new Eastern Financial System was released in Dubai without restraint as of 2am EST Sun. Nov. 12.

6. The GCR was released in Hong Kong 8pm EST Sun. night Nov. 12.

7. Operation Disclosure, Dinar Chronicles: The US Treasury, Chinese Treasury and US Pentagon confirmed that the RV funds were officially live in the US as of 9:30 pm EST Nov. 14.

8. Payout would begin on Wed. Nov. 15, though it might take a day or two to transfer funds.

9. Operation Disclosure, Dinar Chronicles: High Alert as of Wed. night Nov. 15....


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25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.


Top US Air Force official concerned Turkey's purchase of S-400 may expose the F-35's vulnerabilities Signs of the Times

Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system is a "significant concern," a top US Air Force official said, adding that it could affect Ankara's operation of F-35 jets, some 100 of which Turkey is planning to buy. Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said earlier this week that Ankara had completed the purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missiles. "It is finished, the S-400 missiles have been bought. The rest is just details now," he said in televised comments, as quoted by Reuters. The purchase is a major concern for the US, according to Heidi Grant, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for international affairs. Such concern comes as Turkey awaits the delivery of its first F-35s in 2018. Defense News reported that analysts have expressed worry that Turkey operating both the F-35 and the S-400 could compromise the security of the F-35s, as the data collected by the S-400 may expose the F-35's vulnerabilities.


Russian strategic bombers continue to strike ISIS targets in south-east Syria for third day Signs of the Times

The Russian Air Force continues its efforts to help the Syrian government completely eliminate Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, with its long-range bombers having carried out a new successful airstrike on terrorists' positions. Six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, with air cover provided by Su-30 fighters, were on a mission in eastern Syria close to Iraq's border on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. The Russian bombers targeted IS strongholds in an area near Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province. A number of terrorists were killed, while their armored vehicles and other weapons were destroyed, the Russian military announced. "The elimination of all assigned targets has been confirmed through data recorders and with the help of special technical means," the ministry said in its statement. Upon completing the mission, all Russian jets returned to their bases, it added.


Sputnik's partner in US registers as foreign agent as crackdown continues Signs of the Times

Days after RT America was forced to register as a foreign agent, Sputnik Radio's partner in the US, Reston Translator, has been registered as such by the US Justice Department. In their rush to report on this, some US mainstream media overshot the facts. Announcing that Reston Translator, one of Sputnik's numerous partner companies, was registered as a foreign agent as of November 15, Sputnik stressed that unlike RT's American division, the outlet itself was not requested by the US authorities to file for registration. Some mainstream US media outlets like The Hill and The Daily Beast, in their rush to report the news of another "Russian propaganda" branch being called to account, that they neglected to double-check the name of the company in question. As a result, the Daily Beast ran the headline, "Russian-Owned Sputnik Registers as Foreign Agent After Taking Over D.C Bluegrass Station." In the rush to break the news, it didn't wait for Sputnik's confirmation or reach out to get it.


Russia should grant RT America journalists special diplomatic status Signs of the Times

If the US can bestow an insulting title on its own citizens, Russia could bestow an honorific title upon those being unfairly targeted by Washington's war on free speech. RT America as an organisation and RT America's employees as individuals have been forced by the US government to register as "foreign agents" under the controversial Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938. Russia has already taken steps to retaliate by working to classify Radio Free Europe and Voice of America operations in Russia under similar new regulations passed by the State Duma.


Steve Beckow -- What is the Phase of Ascension Called Accountability? Operation Disclosure

What is the Phase of Ascension Called Accountability?

November 18, 2017

Source: Golden Age of Gaia | by Steve Beckow

Folks who want to sit out the phase of Ascension called Accountability are invited to do so. Read no further.

It may not be your mission. It is a part of mine.

Were in the phase of Ascension which, prior to 2012, commentators would have called Accountability.

It occurs to me that some readers may not remember those times and may not be familiar with this phase or the way this blog no longer the 2012 Scenario, but the Golden Age of Gaia is handling it. (1)

Only later (2011) did I meet up with Archangel Michael. Hes toned me down over the years. But I still feel the ardor flare, as Tanga has pointed out. (2)

Accountability refers to the phase of Ascension which is concerned with several things.

Its concerned with putting an end to the elites (cabals, deep states) hold on the planet so that as many people as possible can ascend, including any recalcitrants whove stopped undermining global society and world peace.

Its concerned with putting an end to their intention to cause a World War III, in which most of Earths population would be destroyed.

Its concerned with regime change where the deep state is in control of governments. You see Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe happening as we speak.

Its concerned with having the truth about everything be known.

What is that truth? In part its that Ga...


British author Michael Rosen interviewed Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

The Wicked Tricks of Till Owlyglass DAY 12 Kids Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

When we hear how Till Owlyglass cured a small boys constipation, and how he taught a merchant to pack eggs tightly. Till Owlyglass (Till Eulenspiegel) is a boy who was special from the day he was baptised three times. But not in a good way. Not in a way his parents liked. He was always in trouble for his rudeness and practical jokes, and grew up to be the most outrageous trickster in Germany. Everyone told stories about him and they still do five centuries later.

By Louise Raw in Britain:

I used to think Marxs or Lenins books said communists must go camping

Saturday 18th November 2017

MICHAEL ROSEN talks to the Star about his communist parents, his childhood, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit and art.

I DONT associate with many creative power couples. The Beckhams call, but there are only so many hours in the day. Id be surprised, though, if they came much more productive or interesting than Michael Rosen and Emma-Louise Williams.

Williams, a radio producer and film-maker, is curating the current art exhibition at Bows Nunnery Gallery, along with her husband. It centres on the life and work of the extraordinary Albert Turpin: window cleaner, firefighter,...


FLASHBACK: Internet Archive wins copyright reprieve; can now store old computer games and software Signs of the Times

The Internet Archive project has won an exemption from US copyright law, overcoming an obstacle which threatened the entire work of the not-for-profit group. It can now host copies of obsolete computer games and software without fear of prosecution. The Library of Congress has published six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which criminalises duplication of material copyrighted to someone else. The exemption is from punishment for breaking the kinds of copy controls on material which are designed to stop unauthorised duplication. One of the six exemptions is for computer software or games for the purposes of preservation, but only if the original machine, format or technology involved is obsolete.


Roo scientists admit industry stimulates roo population growth whilst calling roos pests (We) can do better

This scientific submission on commercial kangaroo management was closely based on the literature from the industry, which proved to be a revelation in what it actually admitted about its manipulation of kangaroo population numbers. Basically, the very small number of scientists dominating the academic literature and the industry have stated (variously) that the industry artificially stimulates population growth rebound beyond normal numbers in targeted populations of kangaroos; that they then justify their industry and culls on the basis that the animals are too populous and a pest; that the Australian public would not allow the industry to continue if they did not swallow the line that kangaroos are a pest; that although the industry and population culls are justified in order to prevent damage to grasslands and erosion by overgrazing, this is in fact false, and the example is given of kangaroos even at 50 per square km making almost no impact on the land, whereas the sheep that the industry is purportedly saving the land for, devastate it. This is my second article on kangaroo science (see the other one here) and I did not go into it expecting to find such blatant snake oil passing for research among a very small cognoscenti, but here it is. Im was surprised as you will be. Also, one final word, even if the industry is correct in saying that it artificially boosts kangaroo numbers in order to have enough kangaroos to harvest, as I say at the end, that does not apply to all populations and that does not mean that the strategy is not causing population crashes and demographic anomalies, for reasons that I raise in this article. If you think there are fewer kangaroos around, you may well be right and have a better idea than the industry itself. (This researched article by evolutionary sociologist Sheila Newman [1] was originally submitted to the South Australian Commercial Kangaroo Management Plan 2018-2022 ( on behalf of the Australian Wildlife Protection Council on 7 October 2017.)


Demographic brakes
Demographic accelerators
More demographic Brakes: Sexual Segregation/Gender pathways
What are the consequences of loss of sex-specific territory?
How far do kangaroos migrate? 9
Proposal of wider definition of welfare
Refugia to be permanent...


Liberal Israelis were already planning Palestinian genocide in 1967 Signs of the Times

"Perhaps if we don't give them enough water they won't have a choice, because the orchards will yellow and wither." That is what Israeli Prime Minster Levi Eshkol said in 1967 about Gaza, as revealed in newly declassified documents from the time. Ofer Aderet of Haaretz reported about this today. As I have already written, Eshkol, the leftist 'liberal Zionist,' was very willing to send Palestinians to the moon:


Pentagon security fail left massive trove of data exposed on Amazon server Signs of the Times

A cybersecurity expert with a track record in exposing data breaches has revealed that the US Defense Department left a massive data collection on an Amazon cloud server, which could have been accessed by anyone with a free account. The report from Chris Vickery and Dan O'Sullivan of the security firm UpGuard reveals that the Defense Department's Central Command (CENTCOM) and US Pacific Command (PACOM) were collecting billions of social media posts and storing them on Amazon's cloud platform. UpGuard say at least 1.8 billion posts, which were apparently collected as part of intelligence gathering operations, were contained in the exposed data "buckets." This included content from Facebook, Twitter and news sites. It came from countries around the world, including America, and it was collected over an eight-year period.


Lebanese FM: 'Israel shouldn't start a war with us, as we will surely win' Signs of the Times

Lebanon has capabilities to counter "any threat," but only wants peace and stability in the region, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has told RT in an interview. He warned that any potential aggressor state would suffer consequences, which could reach as far as Europe. The Middle Eastern country has always chosen to "maintain constructive and sound policies" with its neighbors and other states in the Arab world, but this hasn't prevented "hostile actions" against Lebanon, Bassil told RT in an exclusive interview Friday. Citing the current crisis triggered by the "unexpected" resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced from Saudi Arabia, the official said it is a "good example [showing that] virtually anyone can start a war against us." "We are ready to act in case of such developments, but we are trying to do everything we can to prevent this from happening and to maintain a good relationship with Saudi Arabia," Bassil said, adding Beirut would "stick to" its peaceful and diplomatic approach "unless forced to defend ourselves." While Lebanon is against any interference in its internal affairs, it also "does not approve of any attacks by its citizens against Saudi Arabia," he said.


RT's full interview with leading Catalan secessionist Carles Puigdemont (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

In the first episode of the Alex Salmond Show, Scotland's former first minister speaks to deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont about the prospects for independence. Watch the full 21-minute interview here. You can also watch the full first episode of the Alex Salmond show here.


RT Chief Margarita Simonyan reflects on why and how RT found its voice among the crowded news universe Signs of the Times

The world owes Simonyan and her team at RT a debt of gratitude for the enormous contribution they make to the alt-media landscape. Many of us have a wide reach, but are seriously underfunded, so the heavy lifting RT does is simply invaluable. Here at RI, our small team relentlessly scans what the alt-media is writing about Russia, and I see every day how much the they use and amplify what RT and Sputnik produce, because they have the budgets. It is colossal and invaluable. And RT is lucky to have Simonyan at the helm. One of the things she gets right is using humor to fight back against deep state budgets which dwarf hers. She is poised, smart, and witty, and often wins the day skillfully deploying these qualities. To get a sense of this, watch the revealing video at the end of this article. This is a short excerpt from Simonyan's contribution to Phil Butler's excellent new book 'Putin's Praetorians', which profiles alt-media personalities, large and small, who played a key role in the online revolt against the media's obsessive hostility against Russia. The book was an immediate success, topping Amazon best-seller lists, where it is getting glowing reviews. We carried reviews of it here (the Saker) and here (Jim Dean). Charles Bausman, Editor, Russia Insider


Holy Spirituality with Pine Cone: Satanically Correct Mortal-mirror Cannibal-food Sex-gratitude? Operation Disclosure

Let me see now inside another unkind way Mortal Cannibal Sex mirror food gratitude, you know; lets me see whatever is visible outside myself is Not, but other Mother-illusions making fun of insanity in a mirror, Not Immortal Love nurturing and, certainly Not ONENESS Spirit Conscience absolute unborn infinity within Compassionate Crystalline Christ Indigo Kind-affinity?

I am nothing on the Wheel of Karma, without Immortal-gratitude in the gender-free Spirit of Mortal-forgiveness Ascension Sovereignty at the intimate Center of Total Humility Surrender to innocent Delight bonding Communion, so nothing I say can have my fan-base Satanically Correct Mortal-mirror Cannibal-food Sex-gratitude liar-name Usury-vengeance on it.

How hard I try to look outside myself for Immortal Love visible signs I can trust to Listen, but heartache from others looking outside themselves cling pitifully to my insanity, to prevent each other from seeing through, all our Mortal-smoke, and Satanic-mirror ungrateful complicity. How can we be grateful for Mortality, when who dies first leaves only the illusion of life behind?

Who will eat me now, and who can lie with me alone? Is there anything, that isnt Satanically Correct in this Mortal-mirror cannibalism-paradigm? Am I was, is, and will be a Mortal Satanic-virus spinning all my shit-slinging on the wheel of chocolate covered Karmic-turd Collective food-on-the-hoof disregard Consciousness?

If I fix my Karmic-mirrors, do I, still stare like a deer in my own dimming headlights, and who can see who I am, if there is no one left here, that can see their Spirit-savior in me? Can Love activate from inside my True-self, just from hugging a teddy bear, instead of another Mortal-fixer motivated-pirate, just like me?

Is there no invisible Mortal-relief in continual mirror-blind, and mirror-deaf Sex-gratitude Ungrateful-food virus-complicity? What is Eating Gilbert Grape, but all the codependent resentment Grapes of wrath, from looking, only outside himself in a sick caretaker-loyalty to his hubristic Narcissistic 700 pound Mother-victim/victimizer Cannibal-mirror?

I can become grateful for Mortal-mirrors as bad examples to forgive, as myself who, only look outside for Sex, still waiting for their teddy bears to activate Immortal Love, as if there can, ever be a Mortal-mirror virus to Love Listen, until theres no Satanically Correct Cannibal-food Sex-gratitude visi...


Amazon Key: Thieves can jam Wi-Fi to leave door unlocked and camera frozen Signs of the Times

Analysis Amazon has pushed out an emergency security update to its door-unlocking system called Key - which is used by couriers to let themselves into people's homes to drop off packages inside when folks are out. Delivery workers show up at a home, and use a smartphone to temporarily disable the lock on the front door so they can pop in. As part of the system, a Wi-Fi-connected webcam watches the door from the inside to record any theft or other mischief. One little flaw: if you flood the camera off the wireless network with deauthorization packets - and an attacker doesn't need to know your Wi-Fi password to do this - it effectively freezes the equipment and prevents the door from being locked. The camera stops streaming its video feed across the internet to Amazon's cloud, so anyone monitoring the scene from Amazon's app will just see a still image: the last shot received. That means they won't see a rogue courier jamming the Wi-Fi and slipping back in to get up to no good. Amazon's patch, being pushed automatically to devices, will allow the system to instantly alert customers of what could be suspicious activity if the camera is knocked offline, but a bigger question over the technology's security remains unresolved - and may require a hardware fix. How's that for some disruption? Bods at Rhino Security Labs revealed this week that they were able to disrupt Amazon's CloudCam, the camera component of the Key system, causing it to show only the last image captured, and block the lock signal to the smart door lock, and so potentially allow a delivery driver to sneak back into someone's house undetected. The actual method of disruption, flooding the network with deauthorization packets, is not exclusive to Amazon's hardware. It affects pretty much every webcam, device or computer using Wi-Fi to communicate. It's the same method used by hotels to jam guests' personal hotspots, forcing them to use the location's expensive Wi-Fi. However, because Amazon has linked the camera to its smart door lock as part of an overall package to give customers peace of mind about a stranger entering their home, the Wi-Fi vulnerability is a black mark against the technology.


Trump paying legal bills from own pocket Signs of the Times

President Donald Trump has begun paying his personal legal bills stemming from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign out of his own pocket, relieving the Republican Party of future payments, the White House's special counsel on the matter announced Friday. Trump, who claims a multibillion-dollar net worth, is also working with the Office of Government Ethics and tax law experts to fund the legal payments of White House staffers who have become embroiled in the Justice Department's special counsel investigation. "(The) President is paying his own legal fees, as was always his preference. He does not want to deplete any funds that may be available to assist current and former staffers," Ty Cobb, the White House's special counsel on the Russia matter, said in a statement.


RT's #1917Live project grabs prestigious 'Best in Education' 'Shortys' award Signs of the Times

RT's interactive large-scale historical reenactment of the Russian Revolution through real-time tweeting has been recognized as "Best in Education" at the prestigious Shorty Social Good Awards. The #1917Live effective use of the platform also brought it a Gold award in Twitter presence. Beating 25 other contenders, "#1917LIVE: What if Twitter existed 100 years ago?" has gotten "one of the most competitive and prestigious" category of the Shorty Awards - "The Best in Education." RT's project competed alongside Google and Verizon programs that "seek to address education inside and outside of the classroom."


Archiving to fight the memory hole: the internet's Wayback Machine is stored in a church Signs of the Times

At the Internet Archive's headquarters in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, technologists, educators, archivists, and others fact-oriented folks gathered to discuss how they and the like-minded can save news from the memory hole - a conceit conjured by George Orwell to describe a political mechanism for altering the truth. The event, Dodging the Memory Hole 2017, was the fifth such gathering since 2014, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It comes at a time when news publishers in the US faces heightened hostility from the Trump administration, not to mention ongoing revenue pressure. Comment: The Nation editor: 'Registering RT as foreign agent is threat to press freedom' The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library, explained founder Brewster Kahle during his keynote presentation. The Archive's goal, he said, is to provide universal access to all knowledge. In that it echoes Google's self-avowed aspiration, but without the ads, data harvesting or commercial chicanery. And with a handy little copyright exemption.


Sea waters turn red in Italian port city (PHOTOS) Signs of the Times

Bay water has turned red in an Italian port city, due to alarming rates of industrial pollution. Local activists are desperately appealing to the Italian government for help. "Look at these pictures, gentlemen of the government of 'this' Italy, and be ashamed," a group of activist from the southern Italian port of Taranto wrote in an open letter to Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, as well as Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda and Minister of Environment Gian Luca Galletti. The photos attached to the letter, published by the group Genitori Tarantini (Parents of Taranto) on its Facebook page, show the most vivid examples of pollution the city is facing.


Dude Crashes into River after Attempting to Give Himself a Blowjob while Driving NotAllowedTo

A South Carolina man was miraculously rescued by passers-by after he lost control of his vehicle and ended up in a nearby river.

Anthony Sanders, 47, reportedly told police officers he was attempting to perform oral sex on himself while driving his car when his head apparently got stuck under the steering wheel thus losing control of his vehicle.

The man who is recently divorced and is allegedly suffering from depression was found heavily intoxicated and admitted being under the influence of alcohol, crystal meth and crack cocaine.

He had his head stuck under the steering wheel with his genitals inside his mouth. I dont understand how he got into that position, Adam Simmons, one of his rescuers, told reporters.

Several locals came to the rescue of Anthony Sanders, 47, who apparently crashed his car into the river while attempting to perform oral sex on himself, according to officials.

Sanders told officers he had an uncontrollable urge for a blowjob moments before the accident occurred.

The driver was heavily intoxicated under several substances and was attempting to perform oral sex on himself while driving, which is by itself a blatantly dangerous maneuver, explained Deputy Sheriff, Robert Kilsh.

Anthony Sanders was immediately brought to the Trident Medical Center where he was found to suffer from several broken ribs and deep lacerations to the back of his mouth and throat, say doctors.

Anthony Sanders faces accusations of driving under the influence as well as 16 different accounts of reckless driving and could face up to 15 years in jail if found guilty according to South Carolina state laws.

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Farmer Claims He was Sexually Assaulted by a Leprechaun NotAllowedTo

A dairy farmer from Southern Ireland says he was sexually assaulted for two days by an extremely short bearded humanoid which he says is a leprechaun.

In an exclusive interview this morning, Angus Brennan from Watergrasshill, near Cork, says he was milking his cows on Saturday when he was hit on the head from behind with a shovel or similar tool.

The attack knocked him out, and when he woke up a few hours later, he had been tied up to a support beam inside his own barn.

The 54-year old farmer says he was repeatedly raped over the next 40 hours by a waist-high midget with a red beard and a cocked hat.

It wasnt human! It was short, fiendish and spoke in gibberish.

According to Mr. Brennan, the leprechaun raped him more than 20 times over the weekend before leaving for some unknown reason.

It used me in every possible way over a period of two days, and then it left. A few hours later, I was finally able to free myself from my bonds and call the police. 

Garda officers and paramedics arrived on the site within minutes and found Mr. Brennan lying in a pool of his own blood.

He was transported to the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork where doctors observed obvious signs of a violent sexual aggression.

Gardai Commissioner Noirin OSullivan confirmed that the national police force had opened an investigation, but insisted that investigators were, at the moment, looking for human suspects.

According to the police, the suspect could be a bearded, red-headed midget measuring around 80 centimeters tall.

Its rather improbable that the rapist turns out to be a Leprechaun, a type of fairy in Irish folklore usually depicted as little bearded men who partake in mischief.

Even so, a surprisingly high number of leprechaun sightings and even a few other attacks have reported over recent years across the United Kingdom, and even in the United States.

In April 2015, a Welsh man reported being assaulted and robbed by a pa...


Economic Prosperity Is Priority Over Climate Mitigation, Says Trump Aid The Fifth Column

(TFC) Recently, Trump Administration representatives attended UN climate talks in Bronn, Germany. Perhaps this wont surprise some readers, but they were all also affiliated with the fossil fuel industry. In pushing the importance of their industrys survival, they hinted to background power balances pulling strings.

This panel is only controversial if we choose to bury our heads in the sand and ignore the realities of a global energy system. Those words came from David Banks mouth, special energy assistant to US President Donald Trump. Banks, with other coal and gas representatives, promoted their industry as having a central place in humanitys energy future. The entire meeting, in fact, was a soapbox for the fossil fuel lobby to secure its economic foothold worldwide. I dont think its any surprise that economic prosperity is a higher priority, Banks continued before the UN panel, Mashable reports.

When the president looks at the Paris Agreement and climate policy in general, he looks through the lens of what effect does this have on US manufacturing and competitiveness. Prosperity for whom, however, is the golden question.

Banks statement that economic prosperity is Trumps priority naturally opens the door for many questions. Like, what about the various ecological disasters including wildfires, hurricanes, hotter summers and colder winters? These events not only weaken Americas infrastructurewhich costs moneybut also endangers overall national security. Intensifying weather events offshore or cross-border eventually becomes our problem. Especially if refugees escaping climate catastrophes, or the subsequent chaos arrive.

Despite dropping from the mainstream, America is still reeling from its recent tropical storm bombardment. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Jose collectively wiped out swaths of the Caribbean and neighboring shores. Billions in damage was done by Harvey alone, and solutions are scarce for the poorest victims. Puerto Rico was essentially left behind, and President Trump even...


Ironic: Nancy Pelosi suffers brain freeze while questioning Trump's fitness to be president Signs of the Times

Nancy Pelosi suffered an ill-timed brain freeze on Thursday, just as she was questioning Donald Trump's "fitness" to serve as president. The House Minority Leader was criticizing the Republican tax plan during a press conference when the topic turned to articles of impeachment that were filed by several House Democrats this week.


Zimbabwe on Edge Amid Negotiations After Military Takeover blogfactory

By Anita Powell November 16, 2017

Zimbabweans are hoping for a speedy and smooth resolution to their nations sudden political crisis, as opposition figures, civil society and religious groups urge longtime President Robert Mugabe to step down in the wake of a military takeover.

But reports Thursday said Mugabe was resisting, and South Africas president, Jacob Zuma, dashed hopes of a quick final act, telling his parliament, It is too early to take any firm decision now.

Mugabe hasnt been seen in public since being placed under house arrest in Harare by soldiers Tuesday night. Mediators sent by the South African government met at Mugabes home Thursday and at State House.

Analyst Knox Chitiyo of the Chatham House research institution, was in Harare when the military deployed its tanks on Tuesday. Chitiyo, who is Zimbabwean, says the longer the military is perceived to be in charge, the more unstable things will become.

The key issue is the time scale, he told VOA in Johannesburg. The military will wantthese negotiations to be completed, as quickly as possible. They want to have the president, or if its acting president, in place as soon as possible. They want an interim administration announced, I think, as soon as possible. The military does not want this to drag out, because the longer all this drags out, the murkier, the messier it could become.

Some key figures in Zimbabwes opposition are proposing a transitional government ahead of the elections already planned for next year.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday urged Mugabe to resign.

Mr. Robert Mugabe must resign, step down immediately in line with the national sentiment and expectation, taking full regard of his legacy and his contribution to Zimbabwe, pre- and post-Zimbabwe, he told reporters in Harare.

The vice president whom Mugabe recently fired arguably the catalyst for this military takeover has kept a low profile. Emmerson Mnangagwa, says Piers Pigou of the International Crisis Group, will lose credibility if he appears too close to the military.

Its absolutely critical for the new incumbent to be able to, I suppose, be able to distance themselves from the illegal actions of the armed forces here, or ostensibly what looks like it, he told VOA. I simply dont know how theyre going to put lipstick on that pig.

But, Chitiyo says, the negot...


Woman Stabs Hairdresser with Scissors after He Ruins Her Hair NotAllowedTo

A woman was arrested this morning in North Carolina, after she allegedly stabbed her hairdresser more than 70 times.

According to witnesses, 29-year old Catherine Ford was getting her hair cut this morning by the renowned hairstylist Paolo Di Giovanni in expectation of her wedding ceremony, planned for this evening.

After seeing the result in the mirror, she allegedly became hysterical, screaming and insulting the Mr. Di Giovanni before grabbing his scissors and attacking him.

Sarah Sutter, a customer who witnessed the attack, Ms. Ford seemed particularly stressed because of her wedding and she went berserk when she saw her haircut in the mirror.

She started screaming like hell and saying that he had ruined her life. She jumped and grabbed his scissors, saying he deserved to die for ruining her wedding.

According to Ms. Sutter, the bride-to-be then attacked the stylist and stabbed him repeatedly.

She was bloodthirsty and completely hysterical! She kept stabbing him and anyone who tried to get in the way.

Mr. Di Giovanni was stabbed at least 70 times and three other victims were injured before the police arrived on the site and arrested the 29-year old woman.

The 31-year old hair stylist miraculously survived the attack and was transported to the Duke Raleigh Hospital.

According to the doctors who treated him, the young man has lost a lot of blood and his condition remains critical but he should be able to survive and recover.

According to Dr. Ann Gibson, who treated Mr. Di Giovanni, the young man is incredibly lucky to be alive despite suffering hundreds of stab wounds.

Ms. Sutter now faces a total of 11 criminal charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Her lawyer asked for her to be released on bail in order to attend her wedding ceremony, but the demand was rejected. The young woman will, therefore, remain in custody until the beginning of her trial next Monday.

The post...


Man Hospitalized after Boyfriends Fist Gets Stuck in His A$$ NotAllowedTo

CA | A man is being treated at the San Mateo Medical Center after his boyfriends fist was stuck in his own rectum.

The couple who were allegedly practicing fisting, a sexual activity that involves inserting a hand into the partners rectum, called 911 after they were unable to release the mans hand from his boyfriends anal cavity.

Both men were transported by ambulance to San Mateo Medical Center where hospital staff successfully released the mans hand, a complicated task due to heavy inflammation, blood loss and risk of laceration, say doctors.

I know Ill never have the opportunity to give birth in my lifetime, but I think I know what it feels like now Mathew Cunning, 23, told reporters.

I just talked to my mom on the phone and she told me she had felt the same thing when she was in labor, he admitted.

My mom was really supportive through this whole ordeal. She talked to me on the phone the whole time the doctors were trying to get Hernandos hand out of there. Shes just the greatest, he added in tears.

Mathew Cunnings boyfriend, says his big hands and the fact they did not use any lubricant are to blame for the incident.

The couple firmly believes that, had they used lubricant, the trip to the hospital could have been avoided.

I usually use Crisco or vegetable oil but we were out of everything. It was definitely not our lucky day admits Iglesias, visibly amused by the media attention.

It happened so fast. One second, we were cuddling and enjoying ourselves, and moments later, were in an ambulance and my fist is stuck in Matts butt. It was unreal, he recalls.

Matt is a real hero, he handled the pain like a real soldier. The hospital staff was awesome. They found me a bed so I could sleep a few hours through the procedure, he added.

Matthew Cunning, who has lost a large amount of blood and received an impressive 37 stitches, is set to be released from the hospital in the next few days and should not endure any permanent dam...


Janitor Arrested after Sexual Assault on Dead Body NotAllowedTo

Moscow | A Russian woman working as a janitor at Lenins Mausoleum in Moscows Red Square has been arrested under accusations of desecrating the body of former Soviet Union leader Vladimir Lenin.

The body of Russias most iconic leader had recently caused concern after fungus had appeared on many parts of his body, alarming visitors and forcing authorities to investigate into the matter.

Video surveillance tapes revealed that Mausoleum employee and janitor, Irina Kovylina, apparently sexually assaulted the embalmed body of the former Soviet Union leader on numerous occasions by breaking into the airtight sarcophagus.

The suspect has been found guilty of performing regular sexual intercourse, as well as oral and anal sex on the embalmed body Moscow City Police Chief, Oleg Baranov, said on national television.

Moscow City Police Chief, Oleg Baranov, said on national television that the desecration of the body of Vladimir Lenin was the most appalling crime he had heard of and will be dealt with severity.

Irina Kovylina, is believed to have a suffered a nervous breakdown after she had recently discovered her husband of 8 years was having sexual intercourse with the familys German Sheppard, family and friends told the Moscow Herald.

It is all because of her disgusting pig of a husband. If he had taken better care of her instead of cheating on her, this would never have happened, Kovylinas mother told reporters.

Close friends of Kovylina also believe the woman, who was heavily intoxicated by alcohol and under antidepressant medication at the time of the crime, acted in desperation to make her husband jealous.

Irinas husband is a great nostalgic of the former Soviet Union and deeply venerated Lenin. It is possible that she had sex with the dead body of Lenin in an attempt to take revenge on Mikhail and make him jealous, a close friend reported.

Russian law officially forbids all non-traditional sexual relations such as pedophilia, incest, sodomy, and...


Man Sues His Mother for Breastfeeding Him until Age 12 NotAllowedTo

A 37-year old man from Tennessee has launched a civil lawsuit against his own mother, whom he blames for his failed life and social problems.

Robert Miller from Dyersburg, claims that his mothers overly protective behavior during his childhood and the fact that she breastfed him until age 12 have permanently affected his ability to develop relationships with women.

Mr. Miller is demanding $250,000 of compensation for the psychological trauma he has suffered and is also asking for $100,000 of punitive damage to be imposed on his 69-year old mother, Dorothy Jenson Miller.

According to his lawyer, Thomas McHenry, the 37-year old mans life was completely ruined by his mothers obnoxious behavior.

My clients mother dressed him up as a girl until he was five years old and breastfed him until he was twelve. These disturbing behaviors have profoundly traumatized him, and have already cost him more than $120,000 in therapy.

Mr. McHenrry insists that his clients demands are more than reasonable considering the gravity of the trauma he suffered.

Mr. Miller is 37 years old and hes still a virgin. Hes never been able to build relationships with any woman other than his mother.

The defendant, Ms. Jenson Miller, admits that she may have been overprotective but claims that she never had any intention to cause him any harm.

Mr. Millers mother refused to meet with the press to discuss the lawsuit and even ousted a Fox reporter who showed up at her door.

This controversial lawsuit hasnt even begun, but its already generating a lot of reactions on the various social media.

While many people are showing some sympathy towards the 69-year old defendant, most of them note that her parental behavior seemed rather disturbing.

Legal experts are divided in their analysis of the case. Most admit that the mothers behavior as clearly caused the victim some psychological and relational problems, there is no sign of in...


Heavy spring snowfall closes Lesotho border post near Matatiele, South Africa Signs of the Times

South Africa and Lesotho decided to close the Qasha's Nek border port of entry on Friday because of dangerous conditions caused by heavy snowfalls. "A heavy disruptive snowfall at the port has created harsh conditions for travellers from both countries, resulting in extremely dangerous underfoot conditions for all including officials," said a statement issued on Friday by department of home affairs spokesman Thabo Mokgola. Telephone lines have been damaged and electricity outages reported in the area. The border post is close to Matatiele.

Saturday, 18 November


NATO: The biggest threat to world peace Signs of the Times

On November 8th, Britain's Daily Mail bannered "NATO tells Europe to prepare for 'rapid deployment':" and sub-headed "Defence chiefs say roads, bridges and rail links must be improved in case tanks and heavy vehicles need to be quickly mobilised" (to invade Russia, but the newspaper's slant was instead that this must be done purely defensively: "In October, NATO accused Russia of misleading them, saying that Moscow had deliberately violated international rules of military drills"). The article continued: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for the infrastructure update across Europe as NATO is set to overhaul its command structure for the first time since the Cold War During a press conference in Brussels, Stoltenberg said NATO needs a command structure to ensure 'we have the right forces, in the right place, with the right equipment at the right time.' He then added: 'This is not only about commands. We also need to ensure that roads and bridges are strong enough to take our largest vehicles, and that rail networks are equipped for the rapid deployment of tanks and heavy equipment. Comment: NATO wants Europe's civilian infrastructure ready for war


White House petition calls for abolishment of the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Signs of the Times

This petition is to demand that Congress abolish the unconstitutional Federal Reserve! Congress unconstitutionally gave the monopoly of our monetary system to a private banking cartel under the 1913 Federal Reserve Act that has enslaved we the people with a debt based economy and national debt that can never be repaid. Currency (paper money that is legal tender for paying debts) derives its value from goods & services and is more stable and cannot be manipulated when backed by real money (gold and/or silver)!


Mongoose: CIA Blows Again Open Source Information Is Information Operations Untapped Weapon Public Intelligence Blog


Open Source Information Is Information Operations Untapped Weapon

Carmen Landa Middleton

My experience, both as a long-time practitioner of the open source discipline and as a former leader of the CIA branch responsible for it, is that there are two stubborn myths that continue to impede the true unleashing of OSINTs power and potential. First, that open source is cheap. And second, that anyone with little more than a good internet connection can be an open source practitioner.



Controlling the message: How the Deep State operates Signs of the Times

It is not possible to overstate the power of certain constituencies and corporate lobbies in the United States. These pressure groups, joined by powerful government agencies, many of which have secret agendas that focus on national security, constitute what is increasingly being recognized as "Deep State America." Deep State is the widespread belief that there exists in many countries an entrenched and largely hidden infrastructure that really controls the national narrative and runs things. It explains why, for example, a country like the United States is perpetually at war even though the wars have been disastrous failures ever since Korea and have not made the nation more secure. To be sure, certain constituencies have benefitted from global instability and conflict, to include defense industries, big government in general, and the national security state. They all work together and hand-in-hand with the corporate media to sustain the narrative that the United States is perpetually under threat, even though it is not.


Snow ends dry spell in Lahaul-Spiti, India with up to 25 cm (10) inches Signs of the Times

Cripples normal life, disrupts traffic in tribal district; many areas receive up to 25 cm snow Finally, the long dry spell has come to an end with fresh snowfall in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti. Several areas in the district received up to 25cm of snowfall today. Koksar, Gondhla, Miyar and Tod valley received considerable snowfall, while Keylong, the district headquarters, received 5cm snow. Normal life was thrown out of gear as traffic remained disrupted in the district. The fresh snowfall has brought cheer on the faces of farmers, but at the same time, they are worried about long spell of winter.


ISIS obtains sophisticated US thermal devices Signs of the Times

ISIS fighters are using sophisticated U.S. thermal devices, according to a new propaganda video by terror group. ISIS uploaded its latest propaganda video on Nov. 10, titled "Snipers of the South - Wilyat al-Janb." The nearly six-minute video details ISIS sniper operations. In one scene, an ISIS fighter can be seen firing what appears to be a homemade high caliber anti-material gun. The video later focuses on an ISIS sniper and his spotter. The spotter is carrying a FLIR BHM thermal camera, and the shooter is operating a U.S. M4 with an unknown scope. The FLIR BHM retails for over $5,000, and was originally designed as a maritime thermal camera to help maritime vessels see debris, rocks, other boats and landmarks in pitch-black conditions. FLIR also makes a monocular handheld FLIR Scout for hunters and hikers. The smaller thermal device sells between $600 and $1,300. However, ISIS snipers are using the thermal camera as a spotting scope to track targets and to film propaganda shots. FLIR is a private company based in Portland, Oregon, that makes optics, thermal sights, night vision scopes, and a whole host of other government, military and law enforcement equipment. They also make commercial products.


Summer birds in Cornwall Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

Videos for Cats to Watch: Birds on A Summer Evening

Video Produced by Paul Dinning Wildlife in Cornwall. Filmed in 2017

Includes robin, coal tit, blue tit, dunnock and others.


Berto Jongman: Tim Berners-Lee OoppsInternet Sucks! Public Intelligence Blog

Berto Jongman

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: The system is failing

The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a nasty wind blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news


Argentina has lost contact with a submarine blogfactory

The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was travelling off the countrys Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday.The San Juan has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days, and the navy denies that communication was lost after an on~board fire .

The San Juan has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days.

Oddly Britain has offered to help find Argentinas missing submarine after crew failed to make contact on voyage near Falklands.

THE British military has stepped forward to offer help finding a missing Argentinian submarine after crew failed to make contact on a voyage near the Falklands.

The sub with 44 on board is missing in the South Atlantic, prompting a massive search to locate the vessel which is feared to have suffered a communication breakdown.

nintchdbpict000367586221The ARA San Juan seems to have suffered a communication breakdown

The ARA San Juan submarine was in the southern Argentine Sea, 432 km (268 miles) from the Patagonian coast when it...


Oliver Stone on the 'Deep State' & JFK assassination files: 'Trump Got Rolled' Signs of the Times

"As with everything else in the 'Deep State,' the Chief Priests told him, 'You can't do that,'" the filmmaker writes I've been wrestling with how to deal with my response to these newly released files on the JFK assassination. Many people have asked me about my reaction to this release, and I've gleaned what I can from a very complicated release. 1. Trump got rolled. I think he truly wanted a release of all files, but as with everything else in the "Deep State," the Chief Priests told him, "You can't do that" and cited as cause "national security," etc.; the et cetera going back to 1963.


Yellow alert issued for rfajkull volcano in Iceland as new caldera forms Signs of the Times

A new caldera, measuring a diameter of one kilometre has been formed in this last week in rfajkull glacier, a caldera spotted via satellite images of the glacier. Iceland's volcanoes may be ready to blow According to the Iceland Met Office this caldera shows increased activity in rfajkull which is located in Vatnajkull, Iceland's largest glacier. A great sulphuric stench has emanated from the river Kv last week. Increased seismic activity has occurred in the area in recent months, activity which has subsided in recent days. The volcano hasn't erupted since 1727. There are still no signs of an imminent eruption states an announcement from the Met Office. However, the safety code has been put up to yellow.


Patriot missile sale authorized to Poland blogfactory

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The US State Department has authorized the sale of $10.5 billion in Patriot missile systems to Poland, the linchpin of the NATO military alliances Eastern frontier against Russia.

The proposed sale includes four radar sets, four control stations, sixteen launching stations, and 208 Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) missiles, the Pentagon said Friday.

The deal now awaits the US Congress approval as it involves the purchase of advanced technology.

Under US law, Congress must be formally notified before the administration can take the final steps to conclude a government-to-government foreign military sale of major defense equipment with a significant value.

According to officials in Warsaw, US lawmakers were likely to let Poland get the missile systems, which are manufactured by US weapons manufacturer Raytheon.

The deal was expected to be accompanied by an undisclosed agreement which could see some technology transfer as well as significant investments in the Polish military industry, Polish media reported.

A State Department official said that the deal would give Poland greater flexibility in joint operations with the US and other NATO allies that also possess the missile system.

Polands ongoing efforts to modernize its military provide us with new areas of potential defense cooperation between our two countries, the unnamed official said.



British Conservative government against fire safety Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from England is called Blueprint For Disaster S01E06 The Kings Cross Fire Documentary.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Next fatal blaze matter of time

Saturday 18th November 2017

FBUs terrifying warning on 30th anniversary of Kings Cross fire

UNIONS have issued stark warnings about fire and safety funding cuts as they prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of the Kings Cross fire.

The fire, which killed 31 people and hospitalised more than 100, ripped through the Underground station on November 18 1987 before a fireball engulfed the ticket office.

Thirty engines and crews from 22 fire stations rushed to the inferno, which was sparked by a lit match on a wooden escalator.

A subsequent inquiry led to the resignation of senior London Underground (LU) bosses and the introduction of stricter fire safety regulations.

But recent damning statistics from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have revealed the full scale of government cuts to Londons fire service which mean the service could not muster similar resources today.

Of the 22 stations that responded to the Kings Cross blaze, 13 fire engines have since been removed from service and six stations have closed entirely.

One of those was Clerkenwell station which saw tearful firefighters embrace as it was closed by former London mayor Boris Johnson in 2014 as part of an efficiency savings drive.

The union says more than 1,400...


6 Essential Habits for Leading the Good Life Hang The Bankers

Everybody wants a slice of the so-called good life. For some people, that might mean a nice house, or a beachside vacation. However you define the good life, you want it, and not just for a short time. You want the good life to be your life. But how do you get there? While the


Mercouris: This scandal should be investigated - and it's not Russiagate Signs of the Times

Special Counsel should look into the conduct of the US intelligence community and how it tried to swing the election to Hillary Clinton and away from Donald Trump In my last article on Russiagate I made known my continued doubts that the bureaucracy in Washington would ever agree to the wide-ranging investigation of the events of the US Presidential election which is now pressing. To be clear, this investigation must go beyond Special Counsel Robert Mueller's current narrow investigation into the allegations of collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Sixteen months after those claims first began to be investigated no evidence of such collusion has been found outside of the Trump Dossier, which even its compiler Christopher Steele now admits is not completely accurate (he now says it is "70-90% accurate"). Michael Flynn's conversations with Russian ambassador Kislyak, Jeff Sessions's two meetings with Russian ambassador Kislyak, Jared Kushner's meeting with Russian ambassador Kislyak (which as it turns out was misreported), Donald Trump Junior's meeting with the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Carter Page's various activities, and the indictments of Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos, do not provide evidence of illegal collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. On the contrary they evidence that no such collusion took place. I am in full agreement with the independent blogger Caitlin Johnstone that if any illegal collusion had taken place evidence for it would have been found long ago.


How the US-Turkish partnership is coming apart at the seams blogfactory

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Although Washington and Ankara are members of the same military bloc and consider each other close partners, their bilateral relations have apparently faced a growing rift. RT takes a look at the main points of contention between the longstanding NATO allies.

US President Donald Trump has recently boasted that the US and Turkey are the closest weve ever been and praisedTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a friend. However, the NATO partners seem to be far from agreement on several key issues and the flaws in their relations are only growing.

Fethullah Gulen extradition

The first sore point in relations between the NATO allies, which then led to other rows, is the issue of US-based exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. A former ally of Turkish President Erdogan, Gulen has founded his own faith-based social movement, also known as Hizmet, which has been designated a terrorist organization by Turkey.

Ankara claims that the movement, and Gulen in particular, plotted Turkeys 2016 failed coup and demands that Washington extradite him. More than one year has passed since the botched coup attempt, when more than 240 people were killed and over were 2,000 injured. In that time, the coup also triggered a massive crackdown by the Turkish authorities on the military and the media.



Teacher Fired For Sitting on Students Head and Farting NotAllowedTo

An Iowa teacher has been fired after allegedly sitting on a students head and farting in his mouth leaving him gasping for air.

Ann Margaret DeVille, 34, apparently wanted to teach the student a valuable lesson after the young man allegedly made a public comment on her ugly fat ass.

She pushed him to the ground, lifted her robe and just sat her ass on his face and then just let out the biggest fart in front of all his classmates, she added.

He was gasping for air. He thought he was going to die, explained the victims mother to reporters.

Worst of all, she wasnt wearing any panties. What kind of sick person does that to an 11-year-old? she asks, visibly horrified.

Kensington elementary school psychiatrist, Ashley Simmons, said the child is under psychological evaluation after his teacher sat on his face and farted while wearing no underwear.

According to the young boys mother, the most offending part of the whole affair is that the teacher wasnt wearing any underwear.

My sons first sexual experience was with his 6th-grade teacher farting inside his mouth, she said, visibly angered.

He also said he could still feel the taste of her fart in his mouth hours after the incident, she recalled.

Teacher has been accused of professional misconduct and the Des Moines District School Board has officially fired her.

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John Podesta writes against 'authoritarians and tyrants' on WaPo after Jeff Sessions hints at Special Counsel for Uranium-One deal Signs of the Times

John Podesta is in "Panic Mode" Clinton mafia top boss John Podesta is panicking over news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a special counsel for the Clinton-Uranium-One deal may be called. Podesta sought safe refuge to deliver his lies on the Jeff Bezos-CIA funded Washington Post.


Princeton issues 'Consent on the Dance Floor' instructions Signs of the Times

Princeton University wants to ensure that students know how to ask each other to dance, and so recently issued instructions for obtaining "consent on the dance floor." The guidelines came in the form of a Facebook post shared by Princeton's Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, & Education (SHARE) office and created by the school's UMatter initiative in anticipation of the annual Orange and Black Ball (OBB) that took place last Friday.


Skeptics posses high cognitive ability and strong motivation to be rational Signs of the Times

Stephan Lewandowsky tried to make climate skeptics look stupid (by not even bothering to sample them, but impugning their beliefs as irrational from out of population samples), this study turns the tables on his execrable work and suggests that climate skeptics are both analytical and rational. From the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO The moon landing and global warming are hoaxes. The U.S. government had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks. A UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. Is skepticism toward these kinds of unfounded beliefs just a matter of cognitive ability? Not according to new research by a University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist. In an article published online and in the February 2018 issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences, Tomas Sthl reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena. "We show that reasonable skepticism about various conspiracy theories and paranormal phenomena does not only require a relatively high cognitive ability, but also strong motivation to be rational," says Sthl, UIC visiting assistant professor of psychology and lead author of the study. "When the motivation to form your beliefs based on logic and evidence is not there, people with high cognitive ability are just as likely to believe in conspiracies and paranormal phenomena as people with lower cognitive ability." Previous work in this area has indicated that people with higher cognitive ability - or a more analytic thinking style - are less inclined to believe in conspiracies and the paranormal.


French President Macron, Louis XIV, Napoleon or Stalin? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from France says about itself:

Footage of thousands of people protesting against President Macrons labour reforms in Marseille. Large crowds gathered on Thursday (November 16 2017) across the country to protest against Macrons so-called liberal measures aimed at simplifying Frances code du travail (labour code). At least 170 protests were called all over the country by unions according to local media.

French President Macron has been compared to the kings of the French ancien rgime absolute monarchy. Because then fanatical monarchists claimed these kings had the power to heal sick people miraculously (the royal touch). And now, fanatical Macron supporters claim, Macron has the same miraculous powers.

More specifically, Macron has been compared to Louis XIV, the most absolute monarch of the absolute kings of the Bourbon dynasty.

Macron has been compared to Emperor Napoleon I as well.

Now, there are yet other comparisons.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Party leader Macron: Mao, Stalin or pater familias?

Today, 11:00

The party of French President Emmanuel Macron,...


'Russiagate' zealots (mainly Democrats) have become a major threat to US national security (podcast) Signs of the Times

Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fourth year, are at Cohen argues that America is now in unprecedented danger due to two related crises. A new and more dangerous Cold War with Russia that is fraught with the real possibility of hot war between the two nuclear superpowers on several fronts, including Syria. And the worst crisis of the American presidency in modern times, which threatens to paralyze the president's ability to deal diplomatically with Moscow. (To those who recall Watergate, Cohen points out that, unlike Trump, President Nixon was never accused of "collusion with the Kremlin" or faced reckless, and preposterous, allegations that the Kremlin had abetted his election by an "attack on American democracy.") What Trump did in Vietnam last week was therefore vitally important and courageous, though uniformly misrepresented by the American mainstream media. Despite unrelenting "Russiagate" attempts led by Democrats to impeach him for "collusion with the Kremlin" (still without any meaningful evidence), and perhaps even opposition by high-level members of his own administration, Trump met several times, informally and briefly, with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Presumably dissuaded or prevented by some of his own top advisers from having a formal, lengthy meeting, Trump was nonetheless prepared. He and Putin issued a joint statement urging cooperation in Syria, where the prospects of a US-Russian war had been mounting. And both leaders later said they had serious talks about cooperating on the crises in North Korea and Ukraine.


When Jacksonville Floods, the Rich Don't Worry; the Poor Fight to Get Through RSS feed from

This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Jacksonville's Northside region was covered with swampland before the 1950s. The floodplain was home to some bait and tackle shops, commercial fisheries, and luxury waterfront homes, but all that changed as the fledgling city grew. Builders constructed middle-class white suburbs in Northside, []


Declassifying JFK with James DiEugenio (We) can do better

Video: Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos revisit the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Witness David Wallace reflects on the events from that day and shares rare photos from the crime scene. Expert JFK researcher James DiEugenio dissects newly-declassified documents. What does the US Government have to hide about the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy after 45 years? If Lee Harvey Oswald really killed the President, then what is the big deal in releasing unredacted documents? Obviously the government has plenty to hide and this gives us every reason to question the official story. The documents have been released with huge gaps in them due to whiting out and other forms of illegibility. One example is given in this program of a document that had 8 out of 11 pages whited out. One such document concerned Jim Garrison, who famously attempted his own investigation of the crime. What has come to light is the agreement between the FBI, the CIA and the mainstream press to massively discourage any questioning of the official story and to destroy anything published that did. We hear how, at one point, the New York Times had had enough of the incoherence and promised to publish a deep expose. This never happened and we must suspect the government agencies and the government of wanting to obscure their role in this infamous crime. Interviews first published at

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Recognising and resisting militarisation; Demilitarise King's at DSEi RSS feed from

It's time we reflect on the militarisation of our education, of our society as a whole, to confront our complicity and our responsibilities, stand up, and put an end to the business of war. Detail from installation by artist Banksy, entitled Civilian Drone Strike, on display at the Arms Fair art exhibition set up in opposition to the Defence Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI) - at Capstan House in east London. Yui [...]


Eine Zensur findet nicht statt? After the Shift


17.11.2017 - Eine Zensur findet nicht statt? Wer meint, das Grundgesetz garantiere ja Meinungsfreiheit, wird von der derzeitigen Zensurwelle in den sozialen Medien eines Besseren belehrt. Werner Altnickel spricht ber die Lschung seines Youtube-Kanals und einen verleumderischen FAZ-Artikel.


Bodies at the gates RSS feed from

Bodies are not just simply tools or targets in practices of state violence but also crucial in the resistance of the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms trade fair. Some of the collages created by participants at the workshop. On the morning of Friday, September 8, we assembled outside one of the main entrances to the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms trade fair at the ExCel centre [...]


Lavrov throws Washington a bone over ISIS collusion Signs of the Times

Russia's top diplomat makes face-saving noises towards the U.S. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hasn't become the world's most respected diplomat without cause. His recent statement, carried by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS, leaves open the avenue for a face-saving statement by the U.S. after the bombshell BBC report that it cut a deal with ISIS fighters in Raqqa, allowing them to leave unmolested. "I cannot speak about any collusion. We use facts. We have no evidence of any collusion but the fact is that that the actual picture that emerged after such exodus of militants safe and sound has already impacted the situation on the ground, and it is evident," he said. "Anyway, be it a collusion or not, it needs to be probed into and we have issued a relevant inquiry to Washington," Lavrov stressed. Lavrov went on to say that he is confused by the U.S.'s seeming contradiction with its own stated goals in Syria - to oust ISIS from the country. Now that we've reached "mission accomplished" we intend to stay behind with thousands of troops in as many as thirteen bases littering eastern Syria to oversee the political process.


Facebook account frozen for sharing an article about false flags Signs of the Times

My personal Facebook account, which has the maximum 5,000 friends and an additional 5,000+ followers, has been blocked from posting for three days. My page hasn't been blocked yet, but we'll see; I shared the article there, too. The reason given for this ban by the little pop-up boxes when I logged on just now was that a couple months ago I had shared an article about admitted false flag operations perpetrated by governments around the world. I don't know what happened that made Facebook's system decide to crack down on me now all of a sudden, but I do know I've been a bit naughtier than usual in my last couple of articles. The article I got the banhammer for sharing is titled For Those Who Don't 'Believe' In 'Conspiracies' Here Are 58 Admitted False Flag Attacks. According to the site's ticker it has 50,667 shares as of this writing. It's laden with hyperlinks for further reading, and lists only instances of false flag operations that insiders are on the record as having admitted to themselves. It's a good compilation of important information. People should be allowed to share it. The notifications say I can be permanently banned if I continue posting that sort of material. I've had that account since 2007.


Provisional victory against Trumps elephant killing plans Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

16 November 2017

Trump is making poachers great again. Ana Kasparian, Michael Shure, and Mark Thompson, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed for ABC News today.

Even though elephants are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, a provision in the act allows the government to give permits to import such trophies if there is evidence that the hunting benefits conservation for that species.*\

Read more here.

That was two days ago. But now

From the Washington Post in the USA:

Trump puts hold on this weeks decision to again allow trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe

by Juliet Eilperin and Darryl Fears

November 17 at 11:08 PM

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday night announced that the administrations reversal of a ban on importation of elephant hunt trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia has been put on hold until further review. The sudden decision follows protests from animal rights groups and even some conservatives after the administration decided to reverse an Obama-era rule barring such imports.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had announced the policy shift just two days earlier, with officials signaling in a statement that they would expand efforts to promote trophy hunting as a form of conservation.

African elephants are lis...


Jordanian Cartoonist Goes to Trial For Drawing Jesus The Fifth Column

(GV)  A Palestinian-Jordanian cartoonist is facing accusations of insulting religion and instigating religious strife over a cartoon depicting Jesus.

Emad Hajjaj was summoned for questioning by Jordans public prosecutor on 31 October, after someone submitted a complaint accusing him of insulting religion. The cartoon, which was published on Twitter and Facebook, depicts Jesus on a cross denouncing the current Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, Patriarch Theophilos III.

I am Christ the son of Mary and I disown Patriarch Theophilos III and all of those who were involved with him in selling the properties of the noble Greek Orthodox Church to the Israeli occupation, the cartoons caption reads.

Hajjaj drew the cartoon in response to reports that the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem sold church property to Israeli settler groups to pay off church debt.

The cartoon was published on 29 October in the Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper and on Hajjajs social media accounts.

selling the property of the Orthodox Church in Jerusalem to the occupation is a betrayal to Christianity and Christians

The cartoonist has worked with several local and regional newspapers and magazines that publish his cartoons. His works mainly address politics in the Middle East, including the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

Hajjaj is currently free and has not been officially charged yet. However, according to the union representing Jordanian journalists, he will most likely be charged with instigating religious strife under the kingdoms...


Atmospheric compression event in Europe brings heavy snow and biblical flood Signs of the Times

A rare medicane roared over the southern Mediterranean countries with an atmospheric compression event, biblical floods in Greece and three feet of snow with nine foot snow drifts. Ferocious electrical storms pummeled the region as well. The Northern Hemisphere cold with record cold on tap for next week across Asia.


There is a lucrative espionage industry for covering up the crimes of the rich Signs of the Times

A Rolex that once belonged to Paul Newman sold for $17.8 million last month, the most expensive watch ever sold at auction. The name of the winner of the duelling phone bids is unknown at this time, but we can be reasonably sure that it wasn't Harvey Weinstein. Not because he's had a lot on his plate lately, but because it was probably a bit out of his price range. Harvey Weinstein is an extremely wealthy and powerful man, but there are circles in which he's considered small change. In a country with 540 billionaires, Weinstein has an estimated net worth of a mere $300 million. Given that he's only spent a couple million on political influence since the turn of the century, it seems unlikely that he'd fork out 17.8 from his estate for a timepiece. Odds are on the other end of that phone bidding line was someone with some real money. Weinstein is not one of the wealthiest men in his country, but even he could afford to hire his own personal army of ex-Mossad intelligence veterans to conduct espionage and psyops to silence his rape victims.



(The following guest blog was submitted by Ms. K.M., and I think it's very fitting to begin this week's blogs with it.)

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Cracking it: Enigma's Alan Turing and Linear B's Michael Ventris RSS feed from

A wide-ranging exhibition in Cambridge, UK, celebrates two geniuses: one broke Nazi codes, the other cracked an ancient script


Secret US-backed deal allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters, with tonnes of weapons and ammunition, to escape Raqqa CLG News

Secret US-backed deal allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters, with tonnes of weapons and ammunition, to escape Raqqa | 13 Nov 2017 | The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city. A convoy included some of ISIS's most notorious members and -- despite reassurances -- dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey...When lorry driver Abu Fawzi and his fellow drivers assembled their convoy early on 12 October, they realised they had been lied to. Instead, it would take three days of hard driving, carrying a deadly cargo - hundreds of ISIS fighters, their families and tonnes of weapons and ammunition. The deal to let ISIS fighters escape from Raqqa had been arranged by local officials. It enabled many hundreds of ISIS fighters to escape from the city. At the time, neither the US and British-led coalition, nor the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which it backs, wanted to admit their part. Great pains were taken to hide it from the world.


Who are Soros' 226 EU 'friends' into spotlight of Brexit supporter Nigel Farage Signs of the Times

Picking up the anti-Soros torch from Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, UK politician Nigel Farage is seeking to investigate fellow EU MEPs who support the controversial vision of the wealthy financier. But are Orban and Farage's fears valid? UK politician Nigel Farage, the prominent face of Brexit, is now concerned about Europe's destiny. Addressing the EU Parliament this week, Farage provided some thoughtful ideas as to the source of the claims that Russia had somehow manipulated the Brexit vote, as well as the Trump election. "Just last week, the electoral commission, in the UK, launched an investigation to find out whether the 'Leave' campaign took offshore money or Russian money," Farage said.

BEST OF THE WEB: ACTUAL international collusion: Nigel Farage exposes massive Soros network of MEPs spreading 'gender theory', open borders and russophobia (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Picking up the anti-Soros torch from Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, UK politician Nigel Farage is seeking to investigate fellow EU MEPs who support the controversial vision of the wealthy financier. But are Orban and Farage's fears valid? UK politician Nigel Farage, the prominent face of Brexit, is now concerned about Europe's destiny. Addressing the EU Parliament this week, Farage provided some thoughtful ideas as to the source of the claims that Russia had somehow manipulated the Brexit vote, as well as the Trump election. "Just last week, the electoral commission, in the UK, launched an investigation to find out whether the 'Leave' campaign took offshore money or Russian money," Farage said.


A new religion was just created by a Silicon Valley exec and a 'Godhead' based on artificial intelligence will be worshipped Signs of the Times

I know that the headline sounds absolutely crazy, but this is actually a true story. A Silicon Valley executive named Anthony Levandowski has already filed paperwork with the IRS for the nonprofit corporation that is going to run this new religion. Officially, this new faith will be known as "Way Of The Future", and you can visit the official website right here. Of course nutjobs are creating "new religions" all the time, but in this case Levandowski is a very highly respected tech executive, and his new religion is even getting coverage from Wired magazine... The new religion of artificial intelligence is called Way of the Future. It represents an unlikely next act for the Silicon Valley robotics wunderkind at the center of a high-stakes legal battle between Uber and Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous-vehicle company. Papers filed with the Internal Revenue Service in May name Levandowski as the leader (or "Dean") of the new religion, as well as CEO of the nonprofit corporation formed to run it. So what will adherents of this new faith actually believe?


At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet's Future RSS feed from

This year's United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.


What's About to Happen After the Shift


"The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater." - Frank Zappa

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato

"I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. - Richard Feynman


Why People Will Happily Line Up To Be Microchipped Like Dogs After the Shift

So...some people actually want to be microchipped like a dog. Theyre lining up for it. Theyre having parties to get it done. It if isnt available to them, theyre totally bummed out.


Erdogan accuses US of financing ISIS, breaking promises in Syria CLG News

Erdogan accuses US of financing ISIS, breaking promises in Syria | 18 Nov 2017 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Washington of betraying Ankara and providing "a lot of dollars" to the Islamic State terrorists. The allegation comes just days after the US acknowledged that it allowed hundreds of armed ISIS militants to escape the besieged Syrian city of Raqqa. "That's the headline. But what did you do? You paid a lot of dollars to [ISIS]," Erdogan said, as cited by AFP. Last December, the Turkish president caused quite a stir in the media, claiming that Turkey had "confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos," of the US supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL [but still I-CIA-SIS]) and Kurdish militias, outlawed as terrorists in Turkey. Erdogan's comments come just days after the BBC revealed on Monday that the US-backed SDF allowed hundreds of ISIS militants to escape Raqqa with the silent approval of their coalition allies that preferred not to intervene.


Study claims Don Juan Pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from deep below Signs of the Times

At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with a dense, syrupy brine rich in calcium chloride that can remain liquid to minus 50 degrees Celsius, far below the freezing point of water. But the source of water and salt to this unusual pond remains a mystery - even as hints emerge that water in a similar form could exist on Mars. A new University of Washington study uses the pond's bizarre chemistry to pinpoint the water's source. The recent paper, published Sept. 15 in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, reports that it is fed by a regional deep groundwater system and not, as previously suggested, from moisture seeping down from local valley slopes. "Don Juan Pond is probably one of the most interesting ponds on Earth," said lead author Jonathan Toner, a UW research assistant professor in Earth and space sciences. "After 60 years of extensive study, we still don't really know exactly where it's coming from, what drives the fact that it's visible on the surface, and how it's changing."


Vegas shooting survivor saw brass shell casings in Tropicana parking lot upon his escape Signs of the Times

Route 91 massacre survivor Joe Napoli retraced the path in which he and several of his colleagues took on the night of the massacre as they fled the concert venue along with thousands of others as volley after volley of bone-rattling gunfire pierced the air and bullets pummeled scores of innocent victims. According to the official story, the gunfire kicked off just a few songs into Jason Aldean's set at around 10:05 p.m. when a mad gunman reportedly opened fire from his 32nd-floor hotel room window killing 58. During the live-stream, Napoli led Goodman and viewers down the exact path in which he and his associates took during their narrow escape. Once Napoli arrived in the southeast parking lot of the Tropicana with Goodman he was able to point out the exact area in which he had witnessed "about a dozen" shell casings strewn across the parking lot in between 11:30 and 11:40 p.m. "[...] I saw casings right here," the witness said as he pointed at a specific area of the parking lot. "So there were beer cans, there were empty drink cups, and there were maybe a dozen brass inch-and-a-half to two-inch tubes spread out."


Rooster Teeth Reveals The Global Culture War At The Heart Of Gen:Lock Fast Company

The animation studio had a smash success with RWBY. Four years later, its looking for another one.

When the first two episodes of RWBY premiered in the summer of 2013, it was so hotly anticipated that fans who packed the Austin Convention Center auditorium had created costumes to cosplay the characters, based on just the handful of promotional images that had been released into the wild. Rooster Teeth Productions, the Austin-based digital studio that created the dramatic anime fantasy, had high ambitions for RWBY, but they couldnt have anticipated what it would become: a web series that attracted a per-episode average viewership comparable to network shows like Supergirl, the first American anime series to ever be exported to Japan, and a property that has been licensed onto backpacks and T-shirts sold at Walmart and Hot Topic.

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When men fear women Signs of the Times

In a particularly scathing 2001 essay for the London Review of Books, Jenny Diski wrote about a book titled Misogyny: The Male Malady, by an anthropology professor named David Gilmore. Diski argued that the book, which billed itself as a "comprehensive historical and anthropological survey of woman-hating that casts new light on this age-old bias," was nothing more than a wan apologia for sexism and, in her words, "the real victims of the malady of misogyny: the psychogenically challenged male who needs all the understanding we can give him." I'll give you more Diski here, because it's so good: "Lord, how easily the image of the oppressed is appropriated. If women think they've had a hard time as a result of being loathed and bullied by men, it's nothing compared to the hardship suffered by men that has resulted in their feeling the loathing."


Cobra's Situation Update -- November 17, 2017 Operation Disclosure

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Situation Update

Operation Perseus is in progress. Nothing more can be said about that at this point.

The Chimera group is getting really worried and they are ramping up their defenses in Low Earth Orbit through their proxies within USAF:

Knowledge of existence of heavy quark reactions that could potentially lead to creation of toplet bombs is finally reaching mainstream science:

Mainstream science is also finally beginning to acknowledge plasma filaments between galaxies, which is crucial if humanity wishes to understand the structure of the universe:

Scientists have also created their first wormhole:


The True Meaning Behind Traditional Sailor Tattoos Awareness Act

Experts estimate that approximately 24% of American adults between the ages of 18 and 50 have a tattoo, with another 14% reporting that they have some type of body piercing. Once associated with gangs, convicts and those who live among the darker side of the population, living lives of trouble and rebellion, the presence of tattoos among the average American has grown as societys stereotypes continue to grow and evolve. Today studies show that tattoos are more acceptable than ever before, and are even breaking into the professional workplace.

Before tattoos were seen as mainstream, used as a fashion statement and an outlet for self-expression, they were used to commemorate various accomplishments and experiences among different groups in society. For those that traveled the world aboard a ship, tattoos were used to document ones voyages, a souvenir of the distant lands that they had visited. They were so common among sailors that in the early 19th century it is estimated that 90% of sailors had at least one tattoo.

Interested in better understanding the history behind these trends and traditions, Adventure Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood, based out of Portland Oregon, compiled information about the most common tattoos among earlier sailors, creating this fascinating illustration titled The Art of the Sailor. Among the tattoos included in Bellwoods diagram is the Nautical Star, carrying with it the promise that a sailor would always find their way home, as well as the crossed cannons that signify that a sailor had served in the military naval service.

If you enjoy this fascinating artwork as much as we do, you can purchase it as a limited edition letterpress print on the website Buyolympia.

Source: Lucy Bellwood


7 Steps to Cutting An Etheric Cord and Setting Yourself Free Awareness Act

Have you ever noticed that in life we seem to stay connected to people in some of the strangest ways? There are people in life, especially our romantic lives that we have some sort of crazy unseen bond with, right?

These connections or bonds are often just etheric cords or ribbons that are connecting our bodies of energy. These cords extend out of our being and connect with those of others. These cords can be attached anywhere on your body, the closer you get with this person the stronger your cord becomes. These cords are not always a good thing and in a lot of cases cause pain for one or both parties.

You see when we have this kind of connection energy is flowing in both directions from this cord. That meaning sometimes we can actually end up taking someones energy or they can take ours. This will leave you feeling drained, to say the least.

However, you can cut these cords if it is necessary. Cutting the cords that are harming you releases you from the negative energy around you, and it allows you to open up to more positive opportunities. If you think you may have an etheric cord that needs to be cut follow the steps below.

7 Steps to Cutting An Etheric Cord and Setting Yourself Free:

Step 1: Find Your Quiet Place

Find a nice quiet place where you feel relaxed. This is the place where you will cut the cord. You need to ensure it is a place you are comfortable in.

Step 2: Meditate

Meditate and in doing this call on your spirit guides or angels. Ask them to reveal these cords to you. Do not feel discouraged if you cannot see these cords, but know that they are being presented to you.

Step 3: Use The Power of Your Intentions

Be sure to focus your intent on cutting these cords and beginning anew. Do not let your mind wander and be direct in all that you are doing. This is a very important part.

Step 4: Visualize Yourself Cutting The Cord(s)

Visualize yourself cutting the cord or cords. You can do this by making a scissor motion or even chopping down in front of your being. That is up to you.

Step 5: Reaffirm Your Intentions to Remove Negative Connections

Reaffirm your intentions and be sure to shake off any negative connections that are trying to cling to you. Allow the weight of this cord to fall off as if it was never there. Just let go.

Step 6: Take A Salt Bath

Take a salt bath to clean off any bits of this etheric cord that may still have been attached. Really cleanse yourself as if you are becoming someone new. You can also do some smudging if you feel it is necessary.

Step 7: Relax

Relax, give yourself some time to just be. This process will feel very freeing and peaceful. I for one do this...


(Video) AG Jeff Sessions Gives Explosive Speech on DACA and Hillary Clinton Special Council Operation Disclosure

Published on Nov 17, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions gives EXPLOSIVE Speech on DACA and issuing a special counsel to Investigate Hillary Clinton at the Federalist Society


Restored Republic via a GCR as of Nov. 18, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 18 2017

Compiled 12:43 am EDT 18 Nov. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery; Author, "Twenty Two Faces,"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Nov. 17 2017 8:38 pm EST Intel, Fisher: "Current Intel" - Fisher Update 11-17-17

1. Jabouri met with Ryan this morning Nov. 17.

2. Military 1: 1pm EST Orders and Release Watch

3. Military 2: Release Occurred Eyes Wide Open right now notices coming to us.

4. Not sure how long that takes to get to your level. Separate source said it would take about 3-4 hours (3-4 hours expected and works if everything and everyone are in sync.)

5. As a sidebar: They tried a couple of times to release this morning, before the market opened, but the Pig wouldn't get in the limo when she saw Trump was already in it.

B. Nov. 17 2017 2:31 pm EST GCR Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 17, 2017

1. The Cabal continue to fall for every trap set up by the New Powers That Be.

2. All Protocols and operation plans are in place.

3. The Republic is ready. The GCR/RV is ready. GESARA is ready.

4. All personnel involved in the transition are ready.



Massive U.S. Military Social Media Spying Archive Left Wide Open in AWS S3 Buckets

Via: The Register: Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing dozens of terabytes of social media posts and similar pages all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest. The archives were found by UpGuards veteran security-breach hunter []


Storm Numa may become a rare 'medicane' in the Mediterranean Sea Signs of the Times

A Mediterranean Sea low-pressure system may develop into a "medicane", a nickname for systems in this area that gain some characteristics of Atlantic subtropical or even tropical cyclones, and may deliver more flooding rain to already flood-ravaged parts of Greece. This area of low pressure, named Numa by the Free University of Berlin, is currently in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of Italy and will track east into Greece this weekend. Moisture from the broader gyre of low pressure associated with this system has already brought heavy rainfall and deadly flooding to portions of Greece. Comment: Greece: At least 14 dead after 'Biblical' flash floods and rain continues to fall (PHOTO, VIDEO) More rainfall is expected in the region through Saturday, as this area of low pressure is expected to move east toward Greece. Numa's center is currently located just south of Puglia, Italy. Showers and thunderstorms have become more concentrated near the low-pressure center, wrapping into southeast Italy. As mentioned earlier, various other clusters of heavy rain had propagated well to the east over Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and western Turkey. As you can see below, current water temperatures there are only around 20 degrees Celsius, below the 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) normally needed to sustain a tropical cyclone in, say, the Atlantic or eastern Pacific basins.


Eating Animals, new film Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Eating Animals Movie Clip Genetics (2017): Check out the new clip directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn!

Buy Tickets to Eating Animals: here.

An examination of our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies. Based on Jonathan Safran Foers [2010] memoir.

The premiere of this film is 15-26 November 2017, at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.


Did You Know That in 2012 Bill Gates Agreed to Fund Chemtrail Project? Humans Are Free

This was back in 2012...

Geo-engineers are finally coming out of the "chemtrail" closet, as reports are now emerging about deliberate plans in the works to dump untold tons of sulfate chemicals into the atmosphere for the purported purpose of fighting so-called "global warming."

The U.K.'s Guardian and others are reporting that a multi-million dollar research fund, which just so happens to have been started and funded by Microsoft founder and vaccine enthusiast Bill Gates, is being used to fund the project.

A large balloon hovering at 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New Mexico, will release the sulfates into the atmosphere within the next year [i.e. 2013].

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China making water tunnels 7 times longer than worlds longest to irrigate the desert Terra Forming Terra

This project is major of course. It creates the equivalent of the Great valley agriculture. Even that will be a beginning.  The irrigation will produce an increase in humidity in the Gobi basin and that will allow atmospheric irrigation as well.
The whole rain shadow of the Himalayas is prime agricultural and forest lands and much larger than China itself.  thus this will be a great beginning.
Likely a lot more water can be diverted as well.  They need to make India a co development partner in this as they also have the necessary manpower..  . China making water tunnels 7 times longer than worlds longest to irrigate the desert
brian wang | November 3, 2017 |
Chinas longest tunnel is the eight-year-old 85km Dahuofang water project in Liaoning province, while the worlds longest tunnel is the 137km main water supply pipe beneath the city of New York.


Learn How Your Face Can Reveal What Part of Your Body Is Sick, and What to Do About It Terra Forming Terra

An interesting modality worth applying for self work.  Actual worth is hard to determine in an age when quality diet is the exception.

The source of this knowledge is empirical from an age in which uniformity of diet was the norm.  Diet was rarely a variable.  

In our age that is the source of variability.

Learn How Your Face Can Reveal What Part of Your Body Is Sick, and What to Do About It



Peter Foster: How Trump saved freedom and democracy from the Climate Industrial Complex Terra Forming Terra

This maps out what has to be the first truly global fraud.  The science was bought and all other voices of sanity were silenced.  They still pretend they are right.

The whole premise was actually scientifically silly from the get go.  We live in the 10,000 year Holocene with a one degree variance. Any such theory needs a plus one degree shift for at least a century.  Not possible.

So here we are with the  invested still singing.  Soon enough we will see a full counter movement build up steam. .

Peter Foster: How Trump saved freedom and democracy from the Climate Industrial Complex

Donald Trump as saviour not just of American democracy but global freedom? One can imagine tall foreheads exploding everywhere at such a thought. Although he doesnt express it quite that strongly, this is one inevitable conclusion from Rupert Darwalls tremendous new book, Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex. Thats because Trump, by abandoning the Paris climate agreement, and reversing his predecessors attempts to bypass Congress on environmental matters, has heaved a mighty wrench into the European-based thrust to impose global bureaucratic governance under the pretext of saving the world from climate catastrophe.


Beyond all the blather about Trumps presidency representing the triumph of redneck ignorance and deplorable racism and whatever Trumps personal shortcomings Darwall notes that one of the main reasons for his victory was that the American left had abandoned working people in pursuit of identity politics and radical environmentalism. From being the voice of working people, writes Darwall, the Democratic Party has become the political arm of the Climate Industrial Complex, an unholy alliance of bureaucrats, NGOs, green corporate rent-seekers and Silicon Valley oligarchs. With additional funding (as they like to say on PBS) from a raft of mega-billion-dollar foundations built on capitalist success but seemingly dedicated to destroying capitalism.

Darwall wrote Green Tyranny as a sequel to his similarly incisive 2013 book, The Age of Global Warming, specifically to expand on the critical roots of environmental ideology and power-seeking in Europe in particular Sweden and Germany. He also records how the issues of acid rain and nuclear winter were in many ways political trial runs for the great assault on freedom in the name of saving the...

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