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Thursday, 18 October


China & Japan dump US Treasuries blogfactory

China and Japan the two main holders of the US Treasury securities have trimmed their ownership of notes and bonds in August, according to the latest figures from the US Treasury Department, released on Tuesday.

Chinas holdings of US sovereign debt dropped to $1.165 trillion in August, from $1.171 trillion in July, marking the third consecutive month of declines as the worlds second-largest economy bolsters its national currency amid trade tensions with the US. China remains the biggest foreign holder of US Treasuries, followed by long-time US ally Japan.

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Tokyo cut its holdings of US securities to $1.029 trillion in August, the lowest since October 2011. In July, Japans holdings were at $1.035 trillion. According to the latest figures from the countrys Ministry of Finance, Japanese investors opted to buy British debt in August, selling US and German bonds. Japan reportedly liquidated a net $5.6 billion worth of debt.

Liquidating US Treasuries, one of the worlds most actively-traded financial assets, has recently become a trend among major holders. Russia dumped 84 percent of its holdings this year, with its remaining holdings as of June totaling just $14.9 billion. With relations between Moscow and Washington at their lowest point in decades, the Central Bank of Russia explained the decision was based on financial, economic and geopolitical risks.

Turkey and India have followed suit. Like Russia, Turkey has dropped out of the top-30 list of holders of American debt following a conflict with Washington over the attempted military coup in the country two years ago. While India remains among the top-30, the country has cut its US Treasury holdings for the fifth consecutive month, from $157 billion in March to $140 billion in August.

Earlier this week, Goldman Sachs said that US policy of sanctions and tariffs against major economies, including Russia, China and Iran, dragged down the dollars share of global central-bank reserves. Meanwhile, the data from the Internationa...


Bush, Obama Hid Osama Bin Laden In Iran After 9/11! blogfactory


The deep state did the 9/11 black op attack on America while they hid Osama Bin Laden the patsy in Iran. 

This is the biggest story since Daddy Bush and friends killed JFK!   We have a completely criminal government and Trump knows about all of this now!  

High ranking officials in the Bush and Obama administrations knew exactly where Osama Bin Laden was in Iran for many years!  

Mike Moore has the top secret documents that prove it!   His book on all this is being released right now!   The State Department opened up a Tip Line for the location of Osama Bin Laden and anybody who correctly said he was in Iran they would start illegally spying on them!   Leon Panetta was getting daily briefings on anybody who knew Osama Bin Laden was in Iran.

Thats why Moore got his door kicked down by the FBI in 2008!  He knew too much about this!  There was actually a group of military guys who knew where Osama Bin Laden was staying in Iran and were going to get him!   The US Government grabbed them and told them if they even thought about going after him in Iran, they would all be arrested!  The US brokered the protection of Osama Bin Laden in Iran through the Saudis!   Mike Moore has one of the guys in the room as a witness to the dirty deal!

Michael D. Moore is the patriot behind the True Pundit website who breaks massive truth out there in patriot land.  Moore  also known as Thomas Paine put out shocking bombshells about Osama Bin Laden in his interview with Ann Vandersteel of Your Voice America!  Ann was totally shocked at what she heard!  Her mouth dropped to the floor!  Basically, the Bush and Obama administration hid Osama Bin Laden in Iran while our soldiers were being killed looking for him in Afghanistan!

The whole thing was a giant hoax on the world!   Our criminal swamp government lied to the world!  They did a deal with Osama Bin Laden where Al Qaeda would not attack America and Osama Bin Laden would be protected and allowed to hide and operate in Iran!  Then traitor Barack Obama sent Iran billions of dollars in cash for the Iran Deal to make sure Iran kept the secret and the treason of G.W. Bush and Barack Obama would never be discovered!   Those days are now over!  This must be exposed by every patriot!




Chequers Brexit plan is not dead, says Theresa May blogfactory

Just hours before addressing her European Union counterparts in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament today that her Chequers plan for Brexit is not dead.

The proposal, named after her country residence where it was thrashed out with ministers in July, has been rejected by the European Union and by many within her own party.

Asked by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn if the fact that she had not mentioned the plan by name in a speech to her Conservative Partys annual conference earlier this month meant it was dead, May gave a short reply: The answer is no.

She also said that all member states must prepare for all outcomes, adding: That includes the possibility that Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.




Britain is starting to look like a clown at some sort of circus blogfactory

EU council president mocks Theresa May on Instagram with cake gag after Salzburg humiliation

The president of the European Council has rubbed salt into the wounds of Theresa MayBrexit humiliation in Salzburg by mocking her negotiating strategy on Instagram.

During the summit Donald Tusk ushered the Prime Minister over to a strategically positioned tray of cakes and offered her a morsel to eat.

It was only after the closing of proceedings that it became clear that the former Polish prime minister had something else in mind than Ms Mays appetite.

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He posted a picture on Instagram of the prime minister and himself at the cake stand with the caption: A piece of cake, perhaps? Sorry, no cherries.

The rinsing is a reference to a running joke in Brussels that Britain wants to have its cake and eat it in talks. The UK has also been accused of cherrypicking because it wants to stay in the parts of the single market it likes but not the parts it doesnt like.

The EU insists that its single market can only be taken as a package; at a press conference concluding the summit on Thursday Mr Tusk said all 27 EU leaders agreed that Ms Mays Chequers plan could not work, not least because it cherry-picked the single market.

The cake gag originated after Boris Johnson proclaimed that Britain could have its cake and eat it comments which were seized upon by EU leaders and officials.

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The Inner Dimensions of Socialist Revolution Dissident Voice

The social revolution has to precede the political revolution. Personal self-realization has to precede the social revolution.

Achieving social change in America through political change legislatively as, for example, with the Civil Rights legislation of 1964 to 1968, is too slow a process today for overturning American capitalism to American socialism in time to effectively respond to climate change and global environmental degradation, by shifting American civilian energy production from fossil and nuclear fuels to solar, wind and geothermal sources, and ocean-wave-and-tidal and river hydroelectric sources, accompanied by a wide spectrum of energy conservation strategies and materials recycling and reprocessing methods, instead of indiscriminate and polluting waste disposal.

In fact, the political path to social change may be completely plugged shut today, with the fanatical obstructionism by capital interests who collectively own Americas two major political parties, and whose various outmoded environmentally catastrophic schemes of wealth generation are fossilized in place within an overarching 19th century paradigm of CO2-producing industrialization and labor exploitation, directed by frantic casino-style banking and financial speculation.

So, the timely development of a popular, scientific and effective national response to counteract the global geophysical crisis we call climate change must occur outside the arcane political machinery of our money-corrupted representative democracy. Basically, the people would have to independently develop a sense of national solidarity, overcoming all regionalisms and bigotries, and independently get organized to shift the ways they live and the ways they earn their keep, from a reliance on black versus green energy, and from a reliance on adversarial-capitalist economics versus cooperative-socialist economics. Given such a social revolution, it would then be possible to mount a massive campaign to counter climate change.

But, is such a social revolution possible? Can a majority of the national population actually free itself from the many shackles, control methods and seductions of corporate capitalism, by willfully bonding into one massive mutually tolerant and mutually helping cooperative, independent of the existing government: into a self-directed revolutionary socialism? This would require an incredible unanimity of vision and an amazing degree of commitment and discipline among hundreds of millions of people, to independently coalesce into a self-sustaining socialized mass able to overcome the opposition of the intransigent corporate capitalist establishment.

Any clear-thinking person will see that the idea of a spontaneous eruption of popular revolutionary socialism that independently counteracts climate change is impossible, and by chained logic such a clear-thinking person will also realize that we humans will never counteract climate chan...


US soldiers pummel Polish locals, investigation underway Signs of the Times

The US Army confirmed that some of its soldiers stationed in Poland are being investigated for an altercation, in which they reportedly assaulted a local dentist and his two sons in front of other family members. The incident happened two weeks ago on Friday night in the western Polish town of Skwierzyna, one of several hosting US troops. A dramatic first report by Polish tabloid Super Express said three Americans got into a fight after trying to force their way into an apartment building. The Polish doctor, who lives on the ground floor of the building, came out with his sons to calm down the disturbance. Apparently the US soldiers were far better brawlers, since the three "dark-skinned two-meter high attackers", as the Polish newspaper described them, beat up the three locals. The altercation was witnessed from the window by the doctor's wife and the pregnant fiance of one of the sons, the report said. The soldiers then retreated to their barracks while locals called the police...


Pound falls after disappointing inflation data blogfactory

The pound has slipped as low as $1.3113 today following weaker than expected inflation data.

According to the Office for National Statistics, UK inflation fell back in September to 2.4 per cent. In August Consumer Price Inflation was running at 2.7 per cent.

The biggest contributors to falling inflation came from food and drinks (non-alcoholic), transport, recreation, culture, and clothing.

Commenting on todays results, ONS statistician Mike Hardie said:

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Hundreds of Syrian White Helmets leave for the West blogfactory

Nearly 300 members of the US-backed White Helmets aid group, which stands accused of working with Takfiri terrorists and launching false-flag gas attacks in Syria, have now left for resettlement in Western countries.

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that about 300 Syrian White Helmet workers fled Syria for Jordan three months ago.

In July, the White Helmets, fleeing advancing Syrian government troops, slipped over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights frontier and into Jordan with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the time he had helped the evacuation at the request of US President Donald Trump and other Western leaders.

Jordan had accepted them after getting guarantees that their stay would be temporary and they would be given asylum in Canada, Germany and Britain.

The White Helmets have operated in militant-held areas in recent years.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on October 10 that chlorine canisters had fallen in the hands of Daesh Takfiri terrorists after they attacked the headquarters of the White Helmets and al-Nusra Front militants in northern Syria.


Damascus says the so-called volunteer group staged the suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma in Syrias Eastern Ghouta on April 7. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has also described the White Helmets as a branch of the al-Qaeda and al-Nusra militant groups and a PR stunt by the United States, Britain and France.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.

Syrian army troops, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have recently made major territorial gains in battles against Daesh and other foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorist groups, almost capturing the entire southern part of the country after securing the capital Damascus and other key areas.



Canada Shuttering Numerous Small Businesses In Favor Of State Enterprise Under "Cannabis Legalization" Pretext Qntra

In a move widely touted as "Marijuana Legalization", the criminal organization calling itself "The Canadian Government" is shuttering a substantial number of brick and mortar small businesses instead intending to capture the retail market themselves (archived). Unlike Uruguay whose government subsidizes the distribution of four types of standardized marijuana in the name of public health, the Candian government is instead selling anything and everything cannabis that they can get their hands on in an attempt to become a Walmart or Amazon. They appear to have no intention of letting the dispensaries which long served medical patients cutting into their margins now that the Canadian Government is moving from the activity of governing to the business of retailing.

There is much irony in the numerous Canadian potheads celebrating government weed while failing to mourn the fallen dispensaries which played a substantial role in "legalizing" their pot.

While in Canada's marginal neighbor to the south, the USG.DEA and USG.CIA have managed to play a substantial and profitable wholesaling and importation role in the drug market for decades, those agencies had sufficient shame to try concealing their intervention and supression of private enterprise in favor of promoting their own revenue generation efforts. Canada lacks even that capacity for shame.


5 Myths Youve Been Taught About Forgiveness TruthTheory

By Aletheia Luna via Loner Wolf

I grew up believing that showing forgiveness was the ultimate sign of sainthood. Forgiveness for a long time to me was the crme de la crme of piety; the absolute epitome of everything that defines a holy person.

For most of my life, Ive believed that forgiveness is about forgetting, its about wiping the slate clean and starting over again, its about miraculously blotting out any deed that has ever harmed us from memory.

Once upon a time, I understood forgiveness as being selfless; a quality that belonged to only the most enlightened people (a.k.a. Jesus), largely due to my heavily religious upbringing.

But I was wrong.

Forgiveness doesnt equal sainthood, and it sure as hell doesnt make you a godly person.

Heres why.

Overcoming the Good Person Complex

Everyone wants to be a good person and this vague life aspiration is almost always accompanied by the desire to be a forgiving person. Forgiving, to us, has become a prerequisite to becoming worthy and valuable human beings.

After all, only bad people refuse to forgive others, right? And we dont want to be bad people. No

Putting aside this 5-year-old logic was difficult for me to do growing up. As the first born child of my family, I was always trying to be the good and responsible person who obeyed what was right both in the eyes of my religious parents and God. Inevitably, a large part of being a good person was about forgiveness; was trying to forget the manip...


UN Intervenes: Ecuador Restores Julian Assanges Internet, Phone And Visitation Privileges MintPress News

Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assanges communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuadors president, Lenin Moreno on Friday, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

Assange, who has lived in the embassy for over six years, had his phone and internet access taken away in March over political statements he made in violation of a written commitment made to the government at the end of 2017 not to issue messages that might interfere with other states. His visitor access was also limited to members of his legal team.

Ecuador has told WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange that it will remove the isolation regime imposed on him following meetings between two senior UN officials and Ecuadors President Lenin Moreno on Friday, WikiLeaks said in a statement.

Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, added: It is positive that through UN intervention Ecuador has partly ended the isolation of Mr Assange although it is of grave concern that his freedom to express his opinions is still limited.

The UN has already declared Mr Assange a victim of arbitrary detention. This unacceptable situation must end.

The UK government must abide by the UNs ruling and guarantee that he can leave the Ecuadorian embassy without the threat of extradition to the United States. Belfast Telegraph

Assange, having been granted political asylum by Ecuador, will not leave the embassy out of the belief that he will be arrested by UK authorities and extradited to the United States, where a Clinton-friendly DOJ awaits the arrival of the man Hillary once joked about murdering via drone strike.

WikiLeaks statement said that the meetings which resulted in the partial restoration of Assanges communications were held between President Moreno, the UN high commission for refugees, Filippo Grandi and UN special rapporteur for freedom of expression, David Kaye.

Concern over Mr Assanges situa...


US based mercenary boasts of running targeted assassination program in Yemen as part of Saudi coalition Signs of the Times

A Hungarian-Israeli security contractor based in the US, Abraham Golan, has claimed he ran a targeted assassination program in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition currently waging a proxy war against Iran-backed Houthis. The US is supplying weapons, intelligence, and other support to the coalition, but Golan's account, as told to BuzzFeed, reads like something out of a spy thriller. Golan claims the United Arab Emirates (UAE), part of the coalition, hired his mercenary company, Spear Operations Group, to kill specific enemies, including Anssaf Ali Mayo, leader of the Yemeni political party Al-Islah, which the UAE considers a terrorist group. The Mayo assassination was ultimately unsuccessful - Mayo disappeared from Yemeni politics for a while, and the Spear crew even thought he was dead, but he is currently serving in the Yemeni government, alive and well. The botched assassination of December 29, 2015 is seen by observers from both sides as the opening salvo in a "targeted...


Read the Full Transcript of Trumps Wild Interview with AP Truthdig RSS

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. OFF THE RECORD indicates where portions of the interview occurred that were not for publication.


President Donald Trump: How is the business of the news? Were keeping you busy?

AP: Yes, sir, you are.

AP: Thank you for doing this.

Trump: What are you going to do in 6 years with a normal boring person here?

AP: It has certainly been a busy two years.

Trump: Its going to be different, going to be different.

AP: Were hoping to cover a lot of topics today, but before we get started on some other things, we want to talk news of the day first. Obviously, the Saudis and the missing writer. AP is reporting that police searching the consulate found evidence that Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. What did the crown prince tell you today, exactly, and what is your intelligence telling you?

Trump: Well, I just put this out, I guess you saw it. I just have it here. I spoke to the crown prince, so you have that. He said he and his father knew nothing about it. And that was very important. And I spoke to him with Mike Pompeo there. And the crown prince. I spoke to the king yesterday, the crown prince, today wanting to know what was going on, what was happening, and he said very strongly that he and his father knew nothing about it but they are starting a major, theyve already started a major investigation to find out. And so the answers will be forthcoming.

AP: Did they raise this idea of rogue killers in any of those conversations?

Trump: Well, the concept of it, I guess. Yesterday, when I spoke with the father, not so much today, but when I spoke to the father, it just sounded to me like he felt like he did not do it. He did not know about it and it sounded like, you know, the concept of rogue killers. But I dont know. I think the investigation will lead to an answer. And theyre going to do a very thorough investigation. I believe theyre working with Turkey.

AP: But he didnt bring up that? That was something you came up with after the conversation?

Trump: Just the concept of it. No, that was just from my feeling of the conversation with the king, not with the crown prince but with the king.

AP: Do you believe, sir, do you believe the king and the crown prince? I mean do you find them do you find them sort of trustworthy here? And theres been a lot of talk, including from Sen. Graham, who I know is an ally of yours in many ways, that this is the moment that perhaps the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia should be re-evaluated, that things should be done differently going forward. What do you think of that?

Trump: Well, I think we have to find out what happened first. You know, here we go again with, you know, youre guilty until proven innocent. I dont like that. We just went t...


Report: Elizabeth Warren's great-great-great grandfather was a member of the militia that ripped Cherokee from their homes, separating Native American families Signs of the Times

If you thought digging into Brett Kavanaugh's high school yearbook revealed some bizarre history, look what internet sleuths have managed to dig up about Elizabeth Warren. Warren, who falsely claims to be Native American (Cherokee), recently publicized a DNA test she says vindicates her claim. The DNA test showed her to be 1/1024th a combination of Colombian, Mexican and Peruvian DNA. No Native American DNA comparisons were conducted whatsoever. Furthermore, her claimed percentage of "Native American" ancestry (0.098%) is about half the level of Native American ancestry found in the average white American (0.18%). Thus, Elizabeth Warren is no more "Indian" than any typical white woman in America. But it gets even worse. Now, it turns out the husband of Warren's so-called great-great-great grandmother was actually a militia member who rounded up Cherokee Indians, according to historical records, separating Cherokee from their families in one of the most brutal chapters of American...


Why is the CBC Lying About Venezuela? Anna Maria Tremonti Manufactures Dissent New on

Alison Bodine examines the biased coverage of Venezuela on Canada's public broadcaster CBC.


Smoke-filled cabin and mechanical issues force the emergency landing of Melania Trump's plane Signs of the Times

First Lady Melania Trump's plane has been forced to return to base after smoke filled the cabin and a burning smell was reported 10 minutes after its departure from Joint Andrews Air Force Base. According to preliminary reports, the plane had just taken off from the air base when Secret Service agents leaped up and ran to the front of the cabin. Smoke began to fill the plane, and journalists on board reported a burning smell growing stronger. The entourage held wet towels over their faces until the plane touched down safely at the military base. Mrs. Trump was seen getting off the plane at Andrews, and appeared to be in fine health.


Venezuela Ditches Dollar as US Sanctions Hit Private Sector New on

International financial transactions using foreign currency were reportedly blocked, agroindustrial and pharmaceutical sectors said.


Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air Dissident Voice

Iqbal Khyber and Badshah Khan bring a breath of fresh air

Grade 12 Afghan student Jamila Omary asked, Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?

Iqbal Khyber answered, No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less secure.

What a breath of fresh air in the stench of war-as-usual!

Iqbal and his fellow Peoples Peace Movement (PPM) representative, Badshah Khan, had an unusual and delightfully different conversation with the young Afghan participants of the Youth on the Road to Peace Conference on the 26th of September 2018, organized by the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) in Kabul.

Many governments and corporations have a thriving weapons business. I feel that this is dangerous because as they seek greater profits, they are threatening not just Afghanistan, but the whole world. We human beings may soon destroy ourselves, Iqbal Khyber had said to me afterwards.

We acquiesce to continued international arms sales because we are comfortable in our pet beliefs and fixed ideas about defeating terrorists through superior warfare. Just as we preserve our fossil-fuel habits despite our awareness of climate science, we ignore U.S. congressionally-mandated evidence that the war against terrorism has, in fact, increased terrorist attacks five-fold.

The majority of us are not the ones being killed, so we casually get used to wars festering in other places. But the smoke of war is catching up on all of us, making us sick at two minutes to midnight, as the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have warned. Eventually the business of war can stifle and kill all of us, just as Iqbal fears.

It is remarkable that amidst wars unforgiving flames, Iqbal and Badshah wish to douse the inaccurate and unimaginative beliefs about the Afghan war.

They want fellow Afghans and the people of the world to consider nonviolence as a pragmatic solution, and they are walking their talk beautifully.

So that we can consciously open our shut ears, Iqbal, Badshah and five other ordinary Afghan folk initiated the PPM as the Helmand Peace Convoy, walking more than 700 km from their unrestful home province of Helmand to Kabul. They were so passionately thirsty ab...


Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israels Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights MintPress News

Requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuelas government is a significant escalation in Ottawas campaign of interference in the domestic affairs of another country.

Supported by five like-minded South American nations, its the first time a member state has been brought before the ICCs chief prosecutor by other members.

In Canada the campaign to have the ICC investigate the Nicols Maduro government began in May. I would like to see the states from the G7 agreeing to refer the matter of crimes against humanity to the International Criminal Court for a prospective investigation and prosecution, said Irwin Cotler at an Ottawa press conference to release a report on purported Venezuelan human rights violations. The former Liberal justice minister added, this is the arch-typical example of why a reference is needed, as to why the ICC was created.

Cotler was one of three international experts responsible for a 400-page Canadian-backed Organization of American States (OAS) report on rights violations in Venezuela. The panel recommended OAS secretary general Luis Almagro submit the report to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC and that other states refer Venezuela to the ICC. In a Real News Network interview, Max Blumenthal described the hyperbolic and propagandistic nature of the press conference where the report was released at the OAS in Washington. Cotler said Venezuelas government itself was responsible for the worst ever humanitarian crisis in the region.

Worse than the extermination of the Tano and Arawak by the Spanish? Or the enslavement of five million Africans in Brazil? Or the 200,000 Mayans killed in Guatemala? Or the thousands of state-murdered subversives in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, etc.? Worse than the tens of thousands killed in Colombia, Honduras and Mexico in recent years? Worse than the countless US (and Canadian) backed military coups in the region?

Or perhaps Almagro, who appointed Cotler and the two other panelists, approves of the use of military might to enforce the will of the rich and powerful. He stated last month: As for military interventi...


FBI raids offices of San Juan mayor Carmen Yelin Cruz, as part of corruption probe Signs of the Times

Early Tuesday morning, the FBI raided government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including offices under the direct control of of San Juan's mayor, Carmen Yelin Cruz, looking for evidence to substantiate allegations of "corruption" within San Juan's city government. Cruz, of course, is the outspoken San Juan mayor who appeared regularly on television during and after Hurricane Maria last year, blaming the Trump administration for failing to address the situation in Puerto Rico. Cruz even donned a "Nasty Woman" shirt in one interview. She's recently been making the rounds on late night television on the mainland, appearing on Stephen Colbert's show to discuss (and condemn) the Trump administration's hurricane response. But, as administration officials - including President Donald Trump - have pointed out, many of the problems rescuers faced were the result of local failures, including a lack of infrastructure, government favoritism, and rampant corruption. Cruz and others are...


Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East in U.S. Truthdig RSS

WASHINGTON Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists arent quite certain why.

Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and parts of Ohio and Michigan, according to a study in Wednesdays journal Climate and Atmospheric Science. There has been a slight decrease in the Great Plains, with the biggest drop in central and eastern Texas. Even with the decline, Texas still gets the most tornadoes of any state.

The shift could be deadly because the area with increasing tornado activity is bigger and home to more people, said study lead author Victor Gensini, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Northern Illinois University. Also more people live in vulnerable mobile homes and tornadoes are more likely to happen at night in those places, he said.

Even though Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma get many more tornadoes, the four deadlieststates for tornadoes are Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee and Arkansas, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

More folks are generally at risk because of that eastward shift, Gensini said.

Because tornadoes sometimes go undercounted, especially in the past and in less populous areas, scientists dont like to study trends by using counts of tornadoes. Gensini and tornado scientist Harold Brooks of the National Severe Storms Lab looked at significant tornado parameters, a measurement of the key ingredients of tornado conditions. It looks at differences between wind speed and direction at different altitudes, how unstable the air is and humidity. The more of those three ingredients, the more likely tornadoes will form.

The increases in this measurement mirrored slightly smaller increases found in number of twisters.

The study looked at changes since 1979. Everywhere east of the Mississippi, except the west coast of Florida, is seeing some increase in tornado activity. The biggest increase occurred in states bordering the Mississippi River.

Overall there is a slight increase in tornado activity, but its not too much and not nearly like whats happening in the east, Gensini said.

Why is this happening?

We dont know, Gensini said. This is super consistent with climate change.

As the Great Plains dry out, theres less moisture to have the type of storms that spawn tornadoes, Gensini said. Tornadoes form along the dry line where there are more thunderstorms because theres dry air to the west and moist air from the Gulf...


WikiLeaks Releases A Detailed List Of All Amazon Web Services Data Centers Ahead Of DoD Decision Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks has published an alleged highly confidential document outlining the addresses and operational details of Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers called...


Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites MintPress News

In June, the BBC reported that someone operating under the name Philip Cross had been extraordinarily active in editing Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit:

Philip Cross has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages. But in the process hes angered anti-war activists and critics of British and Western foreign policy, who claim hes been biased against them.

Political analyst and former UK British ambassador Craig Murray described the scale of Crosss activities:

Philip Cross has not had one single day off from editing Wikipedia in almost five years. He has edited every single day from 29 August 2013 to 14 May 2018. Including five Christmas Days. Thats 1,721 consecutive days of editing. 133,612 edits to Wikipedia have been made in the name of Philip Cross over 14 years. Thats over 30 edits per day, seven days a week. And I do not use that figuratively: Wikipedia edits are timed, and if you plot them, the timecard for Philip Crosss Wikipedia activity is astonishing if it is one individual.

So who is Philip Cross? The BBC commented:

BBC Trending has been able to establish that he lives in England, and that Philip Cross is not the name he normally goes by outside of Wikipedia.

The excellent Five Filters website looked deeply into these issues and noted of the person writing as Cross:

After George Galloway, Media Lens is his second most edited article on the site. Cross is responsible for almost 80% of all content on the Media Lens entry.

This is deeply flattering for a two-man organization run on donations facing some pretty heavyweight competition:

Cross calls his Wikipedia targets goons. The list includes anti-war politician George Galloway, former MP Matthew Gordon-Banks, historian, human rights activist and former UK ambassador Craig Murray, investigative journalist Dr Nafeez Ahmed, Edinburgh University professor Tim Hayward, Sheffield University professor Piers Robinson, and media analysis group Media Lens.


Amateur scientists narrowly escape being lava bombed by erupting Indonesian volcano Signs of the Times

A team of amateur volcanologists almost fell foul of Krakatoa's wrath, with huge lava bombs crashing into the ocean just meters from their boat. The incredible scene was captured on video by one brave New Zealander. Self-styled 'danger man' Geoff Mackley, the subject of a Discovery Channel documentary of the same name, captured the incredible footage on a recent trip to the volcanic islands on Monday.


Moscow Patriarchate: Orthodox Christianity bordering on another 'Great Schism,' but crisis can still be healed Signs of the Times

The current situation within Orthodox Christianity resembles the Great Schism that divided Catholics and Orthodox Christians, a spokesman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Holy Synod said, noting that the rift can still be healed. "The situation is very much closer to the 11th century" than it is to any period of minor disagreements between the Orthodox Churches, Dr. Vladimir Legoida, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy Synod's department for relations between the church, society and the media, told RT, referring to the times of the Great Schism of 1054, which marked the break of communion between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches. "Still, we hope that it will not come to a [real schism] and the situation will change," he added, commenting on the full break of relations between the Moscow and Constantinople Patriarchates, after the latter decided to grant official independence and clerical authority to a breakaway division of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which had...


Spain Pushes Dialogue Instead of Sanctions Against Venezuela New on

The policy represents a radical change from the sanctions wanted by previous Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, imposed by Brussels last January, and reinforced last June.


Writing Wednesdays: write to a deadline by any means necessary Duck of Minerva

Scholarly work is often written to deadlinethe contribution to an edited volume, the essay for a journals special issue, and the book review are all going to be fit into someone elses bigger schedule. Living withthriving ondeadlines makes professionals professional.

William Germano

It is true that writing scholarship is different. Working with data, archives, and formal models are time intensive processes, even for the best of us. Doing those well necessarily slows down the writing process.

Or does it? As Steven Pressfield as described it, writing is war against ones self. According to him, writers block, even the most justified Im working on my data analysis kind is nothing more than procrastination. Overcoming procrastination is as simple as building a habit to write regularly, perhaps even daily. Yes, simple does not mean easy.

That is why Germanos comment about writing to deadline struck a chord with me, and I hope it does with many PhD Candidates closing in on the finish line. These last two months have been exciting as I learn the ropes of life after graduate school. In addition to syllabus prep, working with students, and getting to know my new intellectual home, my primary project is converting my dissertation into a book. It was there that Germano encourages readers to build a habit of regular, repeated writing. Given all these obligations, one might wonder why anyone would take up a guest blogging position. The truth is that it forces me to write to deadline.

To begin, then, I think it is vital to develop a habit of regular, deliberate writing. Ive not always been the m...


FLASHBACK: Studying the air polluted brain Signs of the Times

Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer's, dementia In a barbed wire-enclosed parking lot 100 meters downwind of the Route 110 freeway, an aluminum hose sticks out of a white trailer, its nozzle aimed at an overpass. Every minute, the hose sucks up hundreds of liters of air mixed with exhaust from the roughly 300,000 cars and diesel-burning freight trucks that rumble by each day. Crouched inside the trailer, a young chemical engineer named Arian Saffari lifts the lid off a sooty cylinder attached to the hose, part of a sophisticated filtration system that captures and sorts pollutants by size. Inside is a scientific payload: particles of sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, black carbon, and heavy metal at least 200 times smaller than the width of a human hair.


The final 54 minutes of communication from MH370 blogfactory

As the Malaysian government confirms that the MH370 crash was an accident, we republish the cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, from its taxi on the runway to its final message at 1.19am of all right, good night.

The last 54 minutes of cockpit communication aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 published exclusively by The Telegraph reveals conversations between the co-pilot and the control tower, and other air traffic controllers, from the time the Boeing 777 was taxiing to its last known position thousands of feet above the South China Sea.

It includes exchanges from a point at which investigators believe the plane had already been sabotaged, as well as the last words of Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, the co-pilot: All right, good night.

The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.

Analysts said the sequence of messages appeared perfectly routine. However two features, they said, stood out as potentially odd.

The first was a message from the cockpit at 1.07am, saying the plane was flying at 35,000ft. This was unnecessary as it repeated a message delivered six minutes earlier.


CDC warns rare polio-like spinal disease spreading across 22 US states Signs of the Times

US health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the little-known disease were confirmed across 22 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) after doctors recorded a jump in cases this year. In 2018, the federal health watchdog confirmed 62 instances of the disease - which causes limb weakness and can paralyse sufferers. The illness has been compared to the polio and West Nile viruses. The number is nearly double the amount observed in 2017, when 33 AFM cases were found in the US. In the CDC's health warning the organisation said at least 65 other patients are being assessed after they displayed symptoms of the malady. The rare AFM condition mostly presents in children but so far a cause or consistent patient pathogen has alluded doctors.


Groveling Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed Guilty Until Proven Innocent Like Kavanaugh MintPress News

As a new flurry of evidence from the Turkish government established direct ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and those who allegedly carried out the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. President Donald Trump continued groveling at the feet of the murderous kingdom Tuesday night by claiming that the Saudis have been deemed guilty until proven innocent just like newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was credibly accused of sexual assault.

I think we have to find out what happened first, Trump told the Associated Press in an interview just hours after Al Jazeera reported more shocking details of Khashoggis torture and assassination inside Saudi Arabias Turkish embassy. Here we go again with, you know, youre guilty until proven innocent. I dont like that. We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh and he was innocent all the way as far as Im concerned.

Completely ignoring the rapidly growing body of evidence implicating the Saudis in Khashoggis murder, Trump went on to say that King Salaman just sounded to me like he felt like he did not do it.

I spoke to the crown prince, so you have that. He said he and his father knew nothing about it. And that was very important, Trump continued. And I spoke to him with [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo there. And the crown prince. I spoke to the king yesterday, the crown prince, today wanting to know what was going on, what was happening, and he said very strongly that he and his father knew nothing about it.

Responding to Trumps invocation of the Kavanaugh defense on behalf of the Saudi regimewhich came shortly after the president dutifully echoed the kingdoms denials on TwitterJeet Heer of the New Republic quipped that Trump is right in thinking that Brett Kavanaugh and Mohammed bin Salman are likely equally innocent.


How Detained US Student Lara Alqasem Became a Cause Celebrea for Jewish Liberals MintPress News

An American student of Palestinian descent detained in Israels airport for nearly a fortnight has become an unexpected cause celebre. Lara Alqasem was refused entry under legislation passed last year against boycott activists, and Israeli courts are now deciding whether allowing her to study human rights at an Israeli university threatens public order.

Usually, those held at the border are swiftly deported, but Ms. Alqasem appealed against the decision, becoming in the process an improbable prisoner of conscience for the boycott cause.

The Israeli government, led by strategic affairs minister Gilad Erdan, claims that the 22-year-old is a leader of the growing international boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. Activists like Ms. Alqasem, he argues, demonize Israel.

Two lower courts have already ruled against the student. Israels supreme court has postponed her deportation until Wednesday while it reconsiders the evidence. But refusing to go quietly, Ms. Alqasem is attracting increasing international attention to her plight.

So far Israeli officials have shown only that Ms. Alqasem once belonged to a small Palestinian solidarity group at a Florida university that backed boycotting a hummus company over its donations to the Israeli army.

Under pressure, Ms. Alqasem has disavowed a boycott of Israel, citing as proof her decision to enroll in a masters programme in Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Given the blanket hostility in Israel to the boycott movement, Ms. Alqasem has found a surprisingly wide array of allies in her legal struggle.

Members of the small Zionist-left Meretz party visited her and demanded she be allowed to attend the course, which began on Sunday.

Ami Ayalon, a retired head of the Shin Bet, the secret police that oversees security checks at Israels borders, warned that the agency was now a problem for democracy in repeatedly denying foreigners entry.

Vice-chancellors of eight Israeli universities sent a letter of protest to the government and 500 academics at Hebrew University submitted a petition decrying Ms. Alqasems incarceration.

The solidarity has been unprecedented and perplexing.

Israeli officials control entry not only to Israel but also to the occupied Palestinian territories. For decades, foreigners with Arab-sounding names like Ms. Alqasem have been routinely harassed or turned back at the borders, with barely a peep from most on the Israeli left.

And over the same period, Israel has stripped many thousands of Palestinians from the occupied territories of the right to return to their homeland after living abroad. These abuses, too, have rarely troubled consciences in Israel.

So what makes Ms. Alqasems case different? The answer confers little credit on liberal Israelis.

Israels universities are worried that the academic boycott has highlighted their long-term complicity in Israels occupation...


DARPA Wants Drone Swarms To Master Urban Operations Activist Post

By Technocracy News & Trends This is DARPAs third major push to develop coordinated and autonomous drone swarms, up to 250 per swarm, to be...


Wealthy Will Create Superhuman Race: Stephen Hawking Essays Reveal Dark Prediction WorldTruth.Tv

A collection of newly published essays written by Stephen Hawking before his death reveal the iconic physicist believed wealthy people could create a new race of superhumans by editing their childrens DNA. The collection of articles and essays, which has appeared in part in the Sunday Times, will be published in their entirety as a book []

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Crimea bloodbath: Terrorist attack on Kerch college involved masked gunmen shooting at people, witnesses tell RT - UPDATES Signs of the Times

Two eyewitnesses in Kerch college have told RT there was intensive gunfire around the time a bomb explosion in a college, with multiple masked gunmen running around the building and killing students. "There was a blast, all the glasses shattered. And then armed people started running around, opening doors and shooting at everyone," a college teacher told the investigators, according to an RT source in the law enforcement. A student told RT he saw masked men armed with assault rifles running out from a toiler room just after the blast. "There were many of them, but I can't say how many. They shot at students and teachers, everyone in their way. I doubt they hit many, I saw one or two people. They were also tossing explosives," the student said.


Russia's latest challenge: Ukraine & the Western-backed war on the Orthodox Church Signs of the Times

At the beginning of next year the most serious challenge for all its thousand-year existence will be thrown at Russian civilisation. The future of the Russian world will depend on how we will react to it. Whatever one might say, the Russian world is a world built on an imperative of truth, justice, equality of all before God, and faith - our orthodox faith, the sources of which are in Kiev. To destroy the unity of the orthodox world is to destroy the future of the Russian world. A thousand years of our Russian civilisation. For one thousand years it was tried to conquer us, to break us, to force us to our knees, to divide and pit us against each other - and it didn't work. It didn't work because Orthodoxy is the foundation of our civilisation. According to the information that I receive from Kiev, the deputies of Filaret - the patriarch of the UOC (Ukrainian Orthodox Church) of the Kiev Patriarchate - holds active negotiations with militants from Right Sector over the capture of...


Five States Where Voters Can Change the Criminal Justice System Truthdig RSS

On Nov. 6, five states will vote on ballot initiatives which, if passed, will enable their citizens to attain greater accountability from police, prosecutors and other law enforcement officials. Proposals range from restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, to abolishing slavery as a punishment for a crime, to reducing the punishments for drug possession. Many of these rules have roots in Jim Crow-era structural racism, and voters in these states will have a chance to change the way the criminal justice system works.

1. Louisiana
Louisiana is the only state in which a split jury with 10 members in agreement and two in disagreement can convict someone of murder. Amendment 2 would repeal this 1898 law and require juries to render a unanimous verdict in order to convict a defendant of a felony.

The New Orleans Advocate finds that the law negatively affects black people by allowing judges to silence dissenting jurors. It additionally reports that juries in Louisiana tend to be disproportionately whiteand black jurors are more than twice as likely as white jurors to disagree with a jurys majority opinion. On average, a split jurys decision sends a person to prison in Louisiana every five days, the Advocate reports.

This is something that is wholly unnecessary that was born of this fusion of racism and disenfranchisement, said Democratic state Sen. J.P. Morrell. Its a self-defeating, illogical position to have two jurors say, we dont think he did it, then prosecutors to say we met our reasonable doubt standard.

2. Washington

Washington states Initiative 940 seeks to reduce police violence and hold law enforcement accountable by changing the standards by which the state prosecutes fatal shootings by police. In Washington today, prosecutors must show that a police officer acted with evil intent in order to convict, making it nearly impossible to prosecute law enforcement personnel for killing someone. The initiative suggests a good faith standard instead, allowing for greater legal scrutiny.

This initiative would require an independent investigation after a police officer kills or seriously injures a person. It also would require that police receive training in de-escalation, first aid and mental health. Finally, it would require that tribal governments be included in investigations when...


A staggering number of US troops are fat and tired, report says Signs of the Times

A 2018 RAND report on health promotion and disease prevention has painted a grim picture of the military's physical fitness and sleep standards. The study, featuring roughly 18,000 randomly selected participants across each of the service branches, showed that almost 66 percent of service members are considered to be either overweight or obese, based on the military's use of body mass index as a measuring standard. While the number of overweight service members is a cause for concern, it correlates with the obesity epidemic plaguing the United States, where, as of 2015, one in three young adults are considered too fat to enlist, creating a difficult environment for recruiters to find suitable candidates for military service.


China May Have $5.8 Trillion in Hidden Debt With Titanic Risks

Via: Bloomberg: Chinas local governments may have accumulated 40 trillion yuan ($5.8 trillion) of off-balance sheet debt, or even more, suggesting further defaults are in store, according to S&P Global Ratings. The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks, S&P credit analysts led by Gloria Lu wrote in a report Tuesday. []


Anna Von Reitz: Karen Hudes, The World Bank, and Your Gold Restoring Primacy of We the People as Creditors Against the Cabal Public Intelligence Blog

The Truth About Karen Hudes, The World Bank, and Your Gold

As the Federal Code Title 5 makes very clear the World Bank and IBRD were two of the three (Federal Reserve being the third) banking cartels that caused the bankruptcy of The United States of America, Inc. in 1933.

As is also clear, the American People were the Priority Creditors of the
bankrupt federal corporation (See House Joint Resolution 192 and the
Emergency Banking Act of 1934) and also clear that the banks were
Secondary Creditors.

When that bankruptcy was finally discharged and settled the World Bank
received the actual gold the physical assets confiscated from our ancestors
and which we are heir to as its part of the loot. Notice that the gold should have come back to the Priority Creditorsthe American people but one the Secondary Creditors, The World Bank, claimed it instead.

For seventy years that gold was used as the backing and basis for all the Federal Reserve Notes and loans. The Federal Reserve, of course, received all the interest and profit generated as its part of the loot. And we, the legitimate heirs, received nothing. Zip. Nada. Not even a thank you. This is because the Federal Reserve and its minions serving as corporate officers of the new federal governmental services corporation made sure that we were
misrepresented and that our political status was changed without our knowledge or consent to that of a mere inhabitant- a British Crown subject.

And what right would a British Crown subject have to inherit American gold?
Everything was going along according to plan..and then, the Americans finally
figured it out. It must have been a tough night in Brussels. The World Bank was caught red-handed in possession of the stolen goods, just like a Pawn Shop owner in the same position, so they turned to their trusted attorney, Karen Hudes, to get them out of this bind. Karen Hudes is a card-carrying member of the Bar Association. Hello? What do lawyers do best?

Phi Beta Iota:  Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years.  When she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel.  See Karen Hudes online. On balance we find that Hudes has a useful deep view on one aspect of the problem but does not see the entire problem from the indigenous people who are the root...


US marines reveal plans for plasma 'crowd control' weapon that screams, burns, blinds and kills from 3,000 feet away Signs of the Times

The US Marines are developing a new laser weapon that can transmit voice messages at long range, or be turned up to deafen, dazzle or even kill. The Scalable Compact Ultra-short Pulse Laser System (SCUPLS) will be mounted on a truck or tank. It will initially be used as a non-lethal weapon for crowd control, according to US Government documents. Using the different effect would allow operators to control crowds or enemies, first warning them before using the higher settings The aim of the project is to 'Develop a lightweight and energy efficient next-generation Ultra-Short Pulse Laser (USPL) system that can produce sustainable and controllable plasma at range capable of inducing a full spectrum of scalable non-lethal effects.' The weapon works using an igniter laser, that fires an intense short pulse powerful enough to create a ball of plasma. This can be created in mid-air, or on the surface of a target.


Worth a Look: The Day Amazon Murdered History and Banned Books with Capricious Abandon Public Intelligence Blog

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Phi Beta Iota: Amazon is indeed banning many books (as well as reviews and entire reviewer channels), not only on the Holocaust but on Sandy Hook and other US Government atrocities, but its more  complicated than that.  To make the point, note that this book is sold by Amazon.

By Germar Rudolf Amazon is the worlds biggest book retailer. It rakes in some 50% of all consumer spending on books in the U.S. and dominates several foreign markets as well. Pursuant to the 1998 declaration of Amazons founder Jeff Bezos to offer the good, the bad and the ugly, customers once could buy every book that was in print and was legal to sell.

That changed on March 6, 2017, when Amazon banned more than 100 books with dissenting viewpoints on the Holocaust, after having been pressured by Jewish lobby groups for years to do so.

While Amazon ignored those lobby groups in years gone by, things were different in early 2017. At that time, a series of anonymous bomb threats had been made against synagogues and Jewish community centers in the U.S. Although there is no link between iconoclastic historical research and anti-Semitic acts, Israels Yad Vashem Holocaust Center took these acts as a pretext in order to urge Amazon to take down history books they dont like.

The mass media were quick to join into this campaign, and Amazon promptly fell for it, wiping its sites clean of hundreds of books containing Holocaust research. A few weeks later, in a surprising turn of events, even the mass media revealed that those ominous bomb threats originated not from deranged neo-Nazis but from an Israeli-American Jew. Yet still, ever since this Yad-Vashem initiative, Amazon has insisted on deleting any history book from its stores that Jewish lobby groups disapprove of.

Here is the whole story.



Suspects identified in probe of Khashoggi's disappearance have 'ties to Saudi government' Signs of the Times

Turkish authorities have identified five suspects in its investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, four of whom have ties to the Saudi Arabian government, US media reported. One of the suspects identified by Turkey is a companion of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and another is a forensic doctor with senior positions in the Saudi Interior Ministry and medical establishment, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The other three suspects are connected by witness accounts and other records linked to the Saudi crown prince's security team, the report added.Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a diplomat assigned to the Saudi Embassy in London in 2007, is among the suspects, the report said citing a British diplomatic roster. Mutreb traveled constantly with the Saudi crown prince and accompanied him this year on trips to Spain, France and the United States, the report added.


Russian Embassy: Bellingcat's connections to special services are 'apparent' Signs of the Times

The Bellingcat group may be linked to special services, judging from the nature of information they publish and their non-transparent structure, the press secretary of the Russian Embassy in London said. "Bellingcat's connections with special services are apparent if one takes into account the circumstances surrounding this group," the press secretary said. He named several factors that serve as evidence to this: the group was established "several days before the MH17 crash," it publishes information that combines "features of intelligence data and high-quality fakes," its activities are directed against Russia.


Yoda: Water Desalination Breakthrough Public Intelligence Blog

Desalination Breakthrough: Saving the Sea from Salt

A chemist finds a way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination

Read full article.

Phi Beta Iota: This is a game changer.  It ends the likelihood of war over water providing that China, India, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, among others, get serious about water desalination.  The US must stop funding foreign dictators and foreign militaries and instead invest heavily in water desalination and organic farming.

See Especially:

Reference: WATERSoul of the Earth, Mirror of Our Collective Souls

Search: Aquifers of the World + Water RECAP

Eagle: Work at Risk from Water Top Ten Cities Threatened with Disaster + Future of Water Overview Links

Reference: US IC Global Water Security Study

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Trump slams Fed for being 'too independent,' says it's his biggest threat Signs of the Times

Trump is making it clear he's "not happy" with the behavior of the Federal Reserve, which he blamed for last week's market crash. The Fed hiked short-term interest rates three times this year and plans to do so again before 2019. In an interview with Fox Business anchor Trish Regan, the president complained the Fed was behaving too independently and "raising rates too fast." Contrary to its name, the Fed is privately held and largely free of US government oversight. Last week, Trump blamed the Fed for the massive stock sell-off that caused the Dow to plummet 832 points in a single day - its largest single-day point drop since February and its fourth-worst point loss in history. He is on record urging the central bank to focus on "what's good for the country" instead of raising rates, which can hurt consumers because it increases the costs of borrowing.


Stanford study finds Net Neutrality repeal tainted by 'fraud & bots' Signs of the Times

An investigation into widespread fake comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission during the debate over repealing net neutrality has subpoenaed 14 groups, as more evidence emerges that as many as half were fake. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sent subpoenas to telecom industry groups, conservative groups, and pro-net-neutrality groups alike in an effort to get to the bottom of the fake comments, which may have tipped the scales in favor of repeal. The FCC received a record 22 million comments before opting to roll back the provisions passed in 2015 that required internet service providers to handle all web traffic equally. Suspicions that the majority of the comments submitted were inauthentic - possibly the work of bots - received a boost last month when the FCC was forced to release their records on the comment process. A study by Stanford University researchers subsequently found that only 800,000 of the comments were unique, and, of those, 99.7...


Berto Jongman: Why Trump Will Win Second Term (And Comment on Just How Stupid the Left Can Be) Public Intelligence Blog

Berto Jongman

Why Donald Trump Will Likely Win A Second Term As President

Benjamin Waddell

The U.S. political system is institutionally rigged in favor of conservative white voters who drastically diverge from the political values of most Americans.

Supporters of the Electoral College argue that the system insulates the executive branch from the whims of an uninformed public and balances power between sparsely populated rural states and densely populated urban states. As benign as this arrangement may seem, however, its steeped in the legacy of slavery, discrimination and racism.

The Electoral College was designed to buttress the power of white rural voters, and true to that purpose, it continues to suppress the power of minority voters today.

Read full article by this intellectual idiot.



Paul Craig Roberts: Erasing History, Diplomacy, Truth, and Life on Earth Public Intelligence Blog

Paul Craig Roberts

Erasing History, Diplomacy, Truth, and Life on Earth

One of the reasons that countries fail is that collective memory is continually destroyed as older generations pass away and are replaced by new ones who are disconnected from what came before.

. . . . .

Astonishingly, neither the Times nor the Post give any credence to the emphatic statement made at least one week before by Bob Woodwardnormally considered the most authoritative chronicler of Washingtons political secretsthat after two years of research he had found no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia.

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Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: Well worth a full read. Will and Ariel Durant, in The Lessons of History, end with the thought that the only inheritance worth passing down is true deep education, the accumulated knowledge of...


Developer of GMO potatoes renounces own work: Warns against consuming GMO potatoes Health Nut News

Dr. Caius Rommens developed GMO potatoes but subsequently renounced his work. He explains why we should be wary of the products he created. Read the excerpt provided by Health Impact News, below. By: Dr Caius Rommens developed GMO potatoes for the Idaho-based agbiotech company Simplot. The chief genetic modification he introduced was to silence []

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A godsend for people with rare diseases, or a moneymaking gimmick for pharma? Health Nut News

When it comes to cozy business relationships between government and industry, there is nothing like the lucrative one that Congress has encouraged federal health agencies to create with the drug and vaccine industry. One hand washes the other. Have you ever wondered how some new drugs and vaccines vault to the front of the line []

The post A godsend for people with rare diseases, or a moneymaking gimmick for pharma? appeared first on Health Nut News.


Here's why we should boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google Signs of the Times

NATO - the neoconservatives, the marketeers for firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE - has taken over the social-media giants and much of online international 'news'-reporting, including that of virtually all independent news-sites and blogs. Facebook, Twitter, and Google, in recent days, delivered what might be the death-blows. NATO's main PR agency, think-tank, and lobbying organization, is 'non-profit' - a legal tax-dodge that's financed by donations from those weapons-making firms and their supporting firms and their 'non-profits', so that the taxes that it doesn't pay will need to be paid instead by the general public. Billionaires know how to avoid taxes, and they hire politicians who write the laws with all the 'right' loopholes for them - and only for the very richest - to use. This PR agency is called "The Atlantic Council," and it was set up in 1961, the exact same year that U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower left office warning that "the military-industrial complex" might...


Hungary's central bank shock announcement of 10-fold jump in gold reserves Signs of the Times

In one of the most profound developments in the central bank gold market for a long time, the Hungarian National Bank, Hungary's central bank, has just announced a 10 fold jump in its monetary gold holdings. The central bank, known as Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) in Hungarian, made the announcement in Budapest, Hungary's capital. The details of Hungary's dramatic new gold purchase are as follows: Before this month, Hungary's central bank held 3.10 tonnes of gold. During the first two weeks of October, the Hungarian National Bank purchased 28.4 tonnes of gold. This gold purchase raised the central bank's gold holdings from 3.1 tonnes to 31.5 tonnes, i.e. a 1000% or 10-fold increase. The Hungarian central bank had not altered its gold reserves since 1986, i.e. 32 years ago. The 28.4 tonnes of gold was purchased in 'physical form', and 'its repatriation has already taken place' to Hungary. Interestingly, Hungary now holds the same amount of gold as it held 70 years ago.


Young California condor fledges, videos Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from California in the USA says about itself:

California Condor Family Spreads Their Wings In The Sun Oct. 14, 2018

The family that suns together stays together! Watch the California Condors spread their wings in succession after the sun peeked through the clouds in Huttons Bowl. Sunbathing may serve primarily to dry feathers prior to flight, but researchers suggest it may also aid in thermoregulation and reduction of feather deformations.

The California Condor cam is a collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Watch Live 24/7, with highlights and news updates, at

This video says about itself:

All Three Condors Take Off In Succession in Huttons Bowl Oct. 14, 2018

Enjoy this family moment from the California Condor cam when the condors take off over the canyon one after another in Huttons Bowl. Fledgling #923 follows his parents lead with a steady flight after mom (wearing yellow tag #289) and dad (wearing blue tag #374) flap their enormous wings and fly out of view of the camera.


Car swallowed by sinkhole in Toronto Signs of the Times

The driver of a car that was swallowed by a sinkhole in North York on Tuesday morning managed to escape without injury. Police said just before noon, they got a call about the incident in an apartment building parking lot on Grenoble Drive, near Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. They said a car went into a sinkhole, and no one was hurt. Resident Vitaliy Novikov said a pipe burst and water had flooded the underground garage. Crews have shut off water to the street.


The $300 watering can that will be a family heirloom one day Fast Company

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Every part of the can is sourced from master craftspeople, from the body made by fourth-generation Danish metalworkers to the hardwood handle that displays a beautiful grain. The brass body is hand-spun, and its proportions are an outstanding example of symmetry and balanced asymmetry. Its an object that can be passed down as an heirloom. August de los Reyes, director of user experience, Google ($300,

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One scientists radical idea to engineer mice and stop Lyme disease Health Nut News

Although most people associate deer with Lyme disease the chain of transmission actually begins when an adolescent tick bites a white-footed mouse carrying Lyme bacteria. It makes sense then that if you were to eliminate Lyme from mice that a huge part of your problem would be solved. And that is the idea behind Kevin []

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BEST OF THE WEB: Deepities and the Politics of Pseudo-Profundity Signs of the Times

The word deepity, coined by the philosopher Daniel Dennett, refers to a phrase that seems true and profound but is actually ambiguous and shallow. Not to be confused with lies, clichs, truisms, contradictions, metaphors, or aphorisms, deepities occupy a linguistic niche of their own. The distinguishing feature of a deepity is that it has two possible interpretations. On the first reading, a deepity is true but trivial. On the second, it's false but would be mind-blowing if it were true. Consider, for instance, the phrase "love is just a word." On one reading, this is true but trivial. It's no deep insight that "love" - like "Ethiopia" or "subdermatoglyphic" or "word" - is just a word in the English language. But on a second reading, "love is just a word" asserts something mind-blowing if true: there is no emotion called "love," and everyone who thinks they've felt love is either lying or self-deceived. If true, this would change everything we thought we knew about our emotional...


Archeological find changes date of Pompeii's destruction Signs of the Times

A newly-discovered inscription at Pompeii proves the city was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius after 17 October AD79 and not on 24 August as previously thought. Archeologists recently discovered that a worker had inscribed the date of "the 16th day before the calends of November", meaning 17 October, on a house at Pompeii, the head of archeology at the site, Massimo Osanna, told Italian media. Pompeii and Herculaneum were previously thought to have been destroyed by the massive eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August, based on contemporary writings and archeological finds.


'They Cut Him Up While He Was Still Alive': Grisly Details Of Saudi Journalists' Killing Emerge After the Shift

While President Trump would love it if the Western media, along with prominent executives in tech and finance, would buy Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's claims that he had "no knowledge" of the confrontation at the Saudis' consulate in Istanbul that's believed to have precipitated the killing of insider-turned-Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, yet more evidence has emerged this morning to contradict the official Saudi narrative.
Trial balloons floated by the kingdom in the Western press, as well as Trump's own suggestions, point to "rogue operatives", but in a story published last night, the New York Times managed to corroborate Turkish officials' claims that several suspected members of the 15-man 'hit squad' have been directly linked with MbS.
And now, in what has been billed as the first glimpse of the g...


Saudi regime kills journalist, many Yemenis Dear Kitty. Some blog

Suad, aged 18, begs in the middle of the road between Yemens capital, Sanaa, and Saada with her four-year-old nephew, whose mother was killed by the Saudi war on Yemen - Credit: Giles Clarke/United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

Amid furor over Khashoggi murder, UN warns millions more face starvation in Yemen

17 October 2018

The United Nations has warned that the US-backed, Saudi-led war against Yemen is threatening to engulf millions more of the impoverished nations people in the worst famine the world has seen in over 100 years.

Lise Grande, the UNs humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said Tuesday, We are literally looking at hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people who may not survive.

The World Food Program, the UN agency coordinating relief efforts in the shattered country, reported that it has been forced to revise its estimate, given just two weeks ago, of 8.5 million Yemenis on the brink of famine, stating that another 5.6 million are being driven to starvation by the effects of the three-and-a-half-year-old war on the countrys infrastructure and economy.

Things are deteriorating very, very quickly, said Grande. The implications are enormous, and, truthfully, frightening. The reality is that time may be running out.

The UN warning came amid the growing crisis over the disappearance and state assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabias consulate in Istanbul.

US politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, have joined in denouncing the Saudi regime for the killing of Khashoggi. The journalist went into self-exile in the US a year ago, after serving for decades as an interl...


The non-polio illness that looks just like polio Health Nut News

By Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN, President, Childrens Health Defense Over the past five years, a rare and serious polio-like illnesscalled acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) or acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)has been cropping up in unusual clusters around the U.S., mostly in children. AFM/AFP cases have also been reported in Europe, India and other countries. AFM targets []

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These high-tech storage containers will tell you when food goes bad Fast Company

Israeli startup Silo reveals a vacuum-sealing container system with built-in Alexa that keeps your food fresherand reminds you to tend to your fridge.

What if you didnt have to guess when food or leftovers go bad? What if, like the way you depend on Siri to cook and tell time, your Rubbermaid could essentially solve the puzzle for you?

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Recreational marijuana now legal in Canada Signs of the Times

Canada has legalized the possession and use of recreational marijuana, making it the world's second and largest country with a legal national cannabis marketplace. Marijuana possession first became a crime in Canada in 1923 but medical use has been legal since 2001. Under legislation passed by Canada's Parliament in June, adults will be able to buy cannabis oil, seeds, plants and dried cannabis from licensed producers and retailers, starting Wednesday. They will also be allowed to possess up to 30 grams (one ounce) of dried cannabis in public, or its equivalent. Edibles (or cannabis-infused foods) will not be immediately available for purchase but will be within a year of the bill coming into force. Those caught selling the drug to a minor could be jailed for up to 14 years.


Insomniac Challenge: Removing Digital, Electronic, and Wireless Devices From Bedroom May Improve Sleep Activist Post

By B.N. Frank Anyone who has ever experienced insomnia understands that it is an absolutely miserable condition to have.  Because of our increasingly high-tech world,...


Floods prompt disaster declarations in Texas after 13 inches of rain falls in 48 hours Signs of the Times

Severe flooding in Central and South Texas has prompted Texas Governor Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster in 18 counties. Some areas recorded more than 13 inches (330.2mm) of rain in 48 hours to 16 October, causing river levels to jump dramatically. The Llano River at Llano rose by around 35 feet in just 24 hours to reach near-record levels. "Texas is taking immediate action to respond to the threat of recent severe weather and flooding across the state," said Governor Abbott. "We have made available all necessary resources to respond as quickly and effectively as possible to this disaster, and to assist those in harm's way. I thank all our first responders and local officials on the ground in these communities for their efforts to assist fellow Texans during this dangerous event." Counties included in the disaster declaration are: Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real, San Patricio,...


The Instant Pot of weed rolls your joints for you Fast Company

The Otto is a one-touch joint making machine.

A few years ago, while reviewing modern coffee gear, I fell in love with a one-touch espresso maker. It wasnt some little Nespresso concentrate thing, but a serious machine that actually ground the beans, formed them into a puck, and pulled rich, creama-topped shots for me on demand.

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Now you can easily see exactly what Apple knows about you Fast Company

Apples GDPR data transparency tool, previously available for European users, is coming stateside.

If theres one tech giant that touts its privacy benefits more than any other, its Apple. Over the past several years, as other companies have been rocked by controversies relating to how they defend your data, Apple hasnt just avoided scandal. Its continued to bring new privacy protections to its customers. Ive argued that privacy is as important a product to the company as the iPhone is.

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Climate Change Could Double the Price of Beer Truthdig RSS

Beer will be in short supply and double in price because of the difficulty of growing one of its key ingredients, barley, in a warming world.

Recurrent droughts and increased heat will cause severe reductions in barley yields across the world, forcing a dramatic fall in beer consumption, according to a study by the UKs University of East Anglia (UEA).

Since beer is the worlds most popular drink by volume, this will have significant social and economic effects, according to the scientists.

While barley is used in food, and particularly in animal and chicken feed, around 17% of the highest quality grain is used for malting and making beer. In some countries, barley is grown almost exclusively for beer for example, 83% in Brazil is used for malting.

It is the various consuming industries competing for the remaining barley that will drive up the cost of grain, and therefore the beer in some cases, doubling the price of a liter and substantially reducing demand.

Drop in consumption

The study, published in Nature Plants journal, estimates that extreme weather worldwide will reduce the volume of beer drunk by 16% which equates to 29 billion liters. The drop in beer consumption would be sharpest in countries that currently drink the most, including China, the US and the UK.

While previous climate studies have focused on staple crops such as wheatmaizesoybeans and rice, and consumer goods such as wine and coffee, this is the first to look at the effect of reduced barley yields on beer.

As countries seek to adapt to climate change, governments may decide the priority for crops like barley is to produce food rather than beer. Even without this policy decision, the price of barley will increase as it becomes in short supply.

There is little doubt that, for millions of people around the world, the climate impacts on beer availability and price will add insult to injury



YouTube service goes dark worldwide, users begin to lose their sanity Signs of the Times

YouTube has suffered a massive outage, with users from all across the globe rushing to alternative social media platforms to vent their frustration and seek psychological support from fellow victims of #YouTubeDOWN disaster. The video-sharing website experienced a service disruption across the northeastern United States, as well as parts of the West and East Coasts. Users in Australia, Mexico, Brazil and the EU have also been affected, according to thousands of reports on the Down Detector monitoring site. YouTube videos began returning errors around 9pm EST. The site infrastructure was still loading for users, but the videos themselves did not play and were replaced by error messages imploring users to "please try again later."


Heavy hydrogen tracks glucose metabolism in vivo Signs of the Times

Researchers at Yale University have reported a new imaging modality, known as deuterium metabolic imaging (DMI), in which sugars and other nutrients are labelled with a heavy hydrogen (2H) atom and subsequently administered to track and monitor their uptake and metabolism (Science Advances 4 eaat7314). Mapping glucose metabolism is important for monitoring the development and treatment of cancer, as tumours metabolize glucose both at an elevated rate and through a different set of chemical reactions compared with healthy tissue - a phenomenon known as the Warburg effect. 2H, a form of atomic hydrogen with one extra neutron, is harmless and exists naturally in a very small abundance. In comparison, current methods of imaging glucose metabolism in the clinic rely on radioactive labelling of glucose molecules for detection by PET scans. In addition to the radiation risk, PET is unable to track the downstream metabolites of glucose and often gives misleading results in organs with...


Pay Up or the Earth Gets It! - #PropagandaWatch After the Shift


SHOW NOTES: As predicted, the IPCC has released their hot air report on 1.5C of global warming and the lamestream fake news lying establishment lapdog media is hyping it as the end of the world as we know it...unless you pay the globalists more money to atone for your carbon sins, of course. This week on #PropagandaWatch James breaks down the latest propaganda push for carbon eugenics and what it means for the coming technocratic slave state.


Trump vs. The Fed: When Markets Crash, Who Is To Blame? Activist Post

By Brandon Smith After a certain length of time examining history in-depth, anyone who is honest and relatively objective comes to understand that most of...


Low copper levels are linked to fatter fat cells Signs of the Times

In studies of mouse cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how cells process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar. The discovery, they say, adds to evidence that copper homeostasis could one day be a therapeutic target for metabolic disorders, including obesity. The researchers caution that although links between copper and obesity in humans have been reported, more work needs to be done to better understand the connection. In the western world, dietary copper deficiency is not common, except in pregnancy, and the main health risks are associated with genetic disorders of copper misbalance. A diet incorporating vegetables, nuts and even chocolate usually contains enough copper to maintain healthy copper levels. Comment: Actually, in Nutrition Data's ranked list of copper containing foods, the top 12 sources are animal based (mollusks and liver from veal, beef, lamb and goose. In fact,...


"Comet of the year" 46P/Wirtanen making close approach, may become visible in December Signs of the Times

Astronomers are calling Comet 46P/Wirtanen the "comet of the year." Two months from now, on Dec. 16th, the kilometer-wide ball of dirty ice will come within 11.5 million km of Earth--making it one of the 10 closest-approaching comets of the Space Age. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will probably become a naked eye object for several weeks during the holidays. Here's what it looks like now: Yasushi Aoshima of Ishikawa, Japan, took the picture using a 12-inch telescope. It shows the comet's green atmosphere which is, impressively, almost twice as wide as the planet Jupiter. The green color comes from diatomic carbon (C2)--a gaseous substance common in comet atmospheres that glows green in the near-vacuum of space. At the moment, the integrated brightness of the comet is similar to a 10th magnitude star--that is, dim. However, forecasters expect it to brighten more than 200-fold by December. If current trends hold, 46P could ultimately reach magnitude +3, making it not a Great Comet but a very...


Economic Woes: Student Loan Debt Crisis Is About To Get Worse Activist Post

By Mac Slavo As politicians continue to point to a booming economy with a low unemployment rate, the real evidence that those surface numbers arent...


Gorilla dads video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 16 October 2018 Science Magazine video says about itself:

Gorilla dads that spend more time with kids and end up having more babies than their baby-avoiding peers.

Read more here.


Stephen M. Walt: A brief history of regime change for dummies Signs of the Times

A brief global history of a tactic that's back in style: toppling other countries' governments In my last column, I argued that U.S. President Donald Trump's rash decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal was the first step in a new round of regime change in the Middle East. If his goal was stopping an Iranian bomb and preventing a regional arms race, the existing agreement was working just fine, and he should have been trying to make it permanent instead of gutting it. If his goal was stopping Iran's "regional activities," the smart strategy would have been to keep the country from going nuclear while working with others to bring Iran to heel through pressure and additional diplomacy. Instead, Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are hoping that violating the Iran deal will let them re-impose sanctions on Iran. They hope this pressure will topple the Islamic Republic, or lead Iran's own hard-liners to restart its nuclear enrichment...


9 people and 4 cattle killed by lightning strikes across Karnataka, India Signs of the Times

Lightning strikes in Vijayapura, Haveri, Yadgir, Ballari, Koppal, Gadag districts on Tuesday killed nine people, injured six others, besides claiming the life of four cattle in separate incidents. On Monday, North and Central Karnataka regions had witnessed six human deaths, two cattle deaths, and one incident of injury in the lightning strikes Most victims in Tuesday's incidents were farmers and were working in fields when the incident occurred. Renuka Basanagouda Patil (35) and Savitha Sanganagouda Patil (16) were struck dead by the lightning strike while they were working at Talewad village Basavanabagewadi taluk.


British Conservatives homophobic Irish allies, parody song Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 16 October 2018 parody musical video from Britain is about the DUP, the fundamentalist religious Northern Irish party with links to terrorism, on which the British Conservatives depend to prop up their minority government since they lost their majority at the last election.

It says about itself:

Bally Joel DUP town Girl

Last night there was an electrical storm in Northern Ireland and a radio playing Billy Joels Uptown Girl was struck by lightning. This is the result.


DUP town girl
Get an abortion and youll go to Hell
And if you just so happen to be gay
The Lord will come on down and he will say,
Im gonna smite you

DUP town girl
No, evolution did not make the world
Nor is it under threat from climate change
You know that Planet Earth has only been here
Six thousand years

Weve got a covenant for government enshrined
One billion smackers for confidence and supply
Old Testament is back!
Listen mac, whip goes crack

On a DUP town girl
You know we cant afford to buy her pearls
Oh hang on, yes we can, cause now were rich
Theresa May signed up t...


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Ethiopia's Minister of Peace: the country's most powerful woman? RSS feed from

Ethiopia's Ministry for Peace has been handed to a history-maker, Muferiat Kamil, the countrys first woman speaker of parliament.


Israeli Ambassador to France Slammed for Attempt to Censor News Activist Post

By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM)  Israeli Ambassador to France Aliza bin Noun is under fire for attempts to censor a news report on the situation in the Gaza...


Robin feeding on seeds, video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 16 October 2018 video shows a robin feeding on euonymus seeds.

By eating the seeds, the bird helps to spread them.

Dirk Appel made this video in his garden in the Netherlands.


New York Times fires journalist for telling truth on war Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 15 October 2018 video from the USA is called Reporter Tells Truth About War & Gets Fired By New York Times, with Chris Hedges.


Sweden to expel 6-year-old orphan to Ukraine while granting amnesty to 9,000 Afghans The Crazz Files


The humanitarian superpower Sweden has once again shown that it has no problem giving one vulnerable person preference over another when deciding whom to expel and who should be allowed to stay for humanitarian purposes. Read More


Dung beetle transporting dung Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 16 October 2018 video shows a dung beetle transporting dung.

Mirjam Veenker made this video near Epe village in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.


Macro Views La Paz Group


(Clockwise, from upper left) Seven-square-mile views of Manhattan; Chaganbulage Administrative Village in Inner Mongolia; Venice, Italy; and farms in Plymouth, Washington   Google

Every now and then, it is good to just let the mind wander. And some of those times, visual prompts are the fastest way to get from here to there.


Why a U.S. Divorce From Saudi Arabia Is Long Overdue Truthdig RSS

 Voices from the right wing, prominently featured in Rupert Murdochs Wall Street Journal, are warning that the grisly presumed murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a hit squad made up of persons close to crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman should not mean the end of the close US relationship with Saudi Arabia.

I would concur with one part of this argument, which is that we should wish the country of Saudi Arabia well. But the current relationship of Washington and Riyadh is pathological in a lot of ways, and a policy rethink on both sides would benefit both countries.

Saudi Arabia is not the largest oil producer in the world, but it is the largest oil exporter, which is what is important. The US and the Russian Federation produce similar amounts, but they use most of it domestically. Saudi Arabia is important because it is the worlds swing exporter. It can export a lot or much less, and still get along because of its relatively small population.

The US has used the security umbrella it provides to the wealthy but weak Saudis as a leverage to have them up their production and flood the market at key points. They do this to weaken countries like Iran, which have far less flexibility and suffer when prices of petroleum are low. Or they do it to lower US gasoline prices to help the party in power.

The US also depends on the Saudis to buy US arms. Since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have wound down, companies like Lockheed Martin and Boeing would suffer if they did not sell weapons abroad.

But both of these bases for the Saudi relationship with the US are very bad for everyone on earth. Burning petroleum to fuel cars puts billions of tons of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, which is threatening human welfare and civilization.

Petroleum has to be kept in the ground and the governments of the earth must marshal all their resources to make a rapid, as in 10-year, transition to public mass transportation and electric vehicles fueled by the wind and sun. The cynical US use of Saudi Arabia to flood the market must stop. Indeed, this tactic often lowers gasoline costs as an incidental side effect, thus delaying the transition to electric vehicles.

Saudi Arabia itself must get off its own dependence on oil exports, which Riyadh recognizes, and develop sustainable industries that will allow the country to develop normally after the end of oil.

Massive arms sales are also bad for both countries. The US is spreading around highly sophisticated death and destruction machines. Owning them has tempted the Saudis into the disastrous Yemen war, which threatens the civilians of the latter country with mass starvation. If the Saudis think such an event will not boomerang on them, they are sorely mistaken.

Lockheed Martin and Boeing employ phalanxes of smart engineers and scientists and they should turn their talents to fields like batteries and renewab...


Adobe is doubling down on voice interfaces Fast Company

Youll now be able to design voice right into your prototypesthink of it as Photoshop for conversational interfaces.

Voice interfaces are everywhere todayin your house, in your car, and in your phone. However, designing them remains a challenge, since most tools and software are still primarily oriented around visuals.

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This personal server lets you keep your emails entirely in your control Fast Company

If an email service is free, then your data is whats being sold. The new Helm server makes sure only you have access to your emails.

A few years ago, two software engineers took a look at the state of privacy online. Edward Snowden had recently revealed that the NSA was reading the emails of American citizens. A small group of companies controlled the majority of the internet, as they do now, by offering free services as they gathered data about the people using them. The engineers, who had just helped take a security company called Rapid7 public, decided to leave their jobs to work on a better way to protect privacy; three years later, theyve launched a new product in an attempt to address the problem. Called Helm, its a private email server that you can use in your homean alternative to free cloud-based services, like Gmail, that make it impossible to control your own data.

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The End of the World is comingin podcast form, anyway Fast Company

An original podcast from iHeartRadio looks at whats out there.

Theres a new podcast to add to your playlist for your trip to MarsThe End of the World, an iHeartRadio original, hosted by Josh Clark, whom you may recognize as the cohost of Stuff You Should Know (iHeartMedia is making good use of its purchase of HowStuffWorks, apparently).

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Four couples talk about what its like when women earn more than men Fast Company

When women earn more than their male partners, it can be uncomfortable for both parties involvedeven in 2018. Four couples tell us what its like for them.

In 2018, most women do not earn more than their male partners. The reasons for that are manifold: Theres the pay gap, which hurts women more in industries that pay more handsomely. Of the 12% of workers in the U.S. who earn more than $100,000, only 27% are women, according to a 2018 study by Georgetown University. Generally, women are more likely to work in sectors that dont pay as well (or looked at another way, fields end up paying less when mostly women work in them). And for women of color, pay is even lower across the board.

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Most regular readers of this site know that I've been skeptical from the beginning about cryptocurrencies for a variety of reasons. It's not that []

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Saudi journalist murderers are crown prince associates Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

How will the Khashoggi case impact the reign of MBS?

17 October 2018

Ahmed Bedier of United Voices for America tells TRT World that even within the Saudi monarchy, there are those who strongly disagree with the decisions of the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Suspects of Khashoggi disappearance linked to Saudi crown prince

The men suspected of involvement in the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have direct ties with crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Research by The New York Times shows this.

One of the suspects traveled as a security guard with the crown prince on foreign trips. He can be seen in photographs in Paris, Houston, Boston and at the United Nations.

Istanbul murder suspect Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, left and Saudi crown prince, right, in Madrid, Spain 2018

Istanbul murder suspect Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, left and Saudi crown prince, right, in Houston, USA, April 2018



Gone too soon: Alina Ali Poppy Murtagh killed by vaccination The Crazz Files

Alina Ali Poppy Murtagh 12 May 2016 26 March 2018



Ali was the much-loved daughter, and only child of Sydney couple Rajni and Patrick. Read More


The UN Sheriff: Nikki Haley Elevated Israel, Damaged US Standing Dissident Voice

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has made her post a more glamorous position than her predecessors as President Donald Trump described Haleys 2-year term at the UN, following her resignation announcement.

We may never know the nature of Haleys purported glamour at the UN, but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley has further diminished her countrys struggling reputation, entrenching US isolation in the worlds most vital international political body.

In her own words, Haley concluded that her mission at the UN was accomplished, commending herself on three achievements: the US has become more respected; it saved a lot of money and strongly defended Israel against UN bias.

All of those things have made a huge difference in the US standing, she said. The US is strong again. And the US is strong in a way that should make all Americans very proud.

Nothing could be further from the truth and Haley, who is suspected of engineering a run for the White House in the future, has no evidence to back up her claim of new-found strength and respect.

During his speech before the General Assembly on September 25, Trumps preposterous claims were not met with thundering applause but humiliating laughter. So much for respect.

However, there is no question that Haley was a good fit to be Trumps representative to the international community. Her aggressive and self-aggrandizing language tallies with the political discourse emanating from the White House.

That aside, considering the violations of human rights committed by Israel during Haleys time at the UN, her relentless defense of Israel is no laughing matter.

Haleys supposed achievements of saving money and supporting Israel are intrinsically linked. Indeed, the US saved $1.3 billion dollars by cutting off funds to organizations that were critical of Israel or supportive of the Palestinian people.

Haleys political outlook is not influenced by true conviction.  In his bestselling book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff describes Haley as an opportunist who is as ambitious as Lucifer.

In fact, there can be no rational explanation for Haleys palpable hatr...


Googles new long game: 100% clean energy all the time Fast Company

Buying enough clean energy to make up for all the dirty energy youre using is one thing; using all clean energy 24/7 is another.

Our time to move away from dirty energy to green sources is limited. Federal governments cant be relied upon to push the conversionespecially not the one in the U.S., which is actively working against large-scale adoption of green energy. Much of the progress weve seen so far has come from big corporate energy buyers demanding carbon-free power. There is an ecological motivation, but its also driven by a desire to get in on the falling cost and high cost predictability of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.

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Larry Summers Trips Out Dissident Voice

In a recent Financial Times article, Harvard economics professor and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers describes his excellent adventure driving from Chicago to Portland. As Summers writes, it was a trip different to any I had ever taken, full of revelations for someone who usually only travels long distances by plane.

Summers and his wife took two weeks to drive on two-lane roads across prairies and mountains, from Dubuque to Cody to Bozeman and beyond, marveling at how much of this vast country is uninhabited. They were sometimes far from any gas stations and even farther from phone chargers. Occasionally they had no mobile phone service at all!

Okay, so not exactly a Jack Kerouac odyssey, but well outside the Summers Comfort Zones of Cambridge, the Vineyard, Georgetown, Manhattan, et al.

Braving flyover country, separated from his usual tribe of business leaders and cosmopolitan elites who are more worried about the concerns of their conference mates in Davos than those of their fellow citizens, Summers marveled that local people in bars and restaurants where he stopped did not seem concerned with the ongoing saga of Brett Kavanaughs Supreme Court confirmation process.

And Summers noted with some puzzlement that People in most of the places we visited have tended to vote Republican in recent decades.

By far the most surprising revelation of the Summers travelogue was how surprised he seemed to be by what he was seeing.

Because, Larry, Larry, Larry, youre the reason! Those were your economic policies during the Clinton years that shaped the country many of us have long known, but where youre just now arriving. You were a senior Treasury official during that entire era and top dog, Secretary of the Treasury, from 1999 to 2001.

You advocated repealing key provisions of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act that regulated banks for more than sixty years. And you helped frustrate efforts to regulate the derivatives that many analysts blame for the 2008 financial crisis. Foreshadowing Trumpian environmentalism, you argued that the U.S. should not honor the Kyoto Protocol or take the lead in greenhouse gas reductions.

You signed off on NAFTA! Even Ross Perot knew that was a bad idea, sending millions of jobs overseas and creating many of those romantic ghost towns and abandoned cafes, gas stations and hotels across the nation you are now so astonished to behold. From such ruins an opioid epidemic has arisen, with its suicidal rituals of despair. Did you happen to catch any whiff of that?

How complicit were you? Did you also advise Bill to end welfare as we know it, destroying the safety net for millions of our poorest citizens? Did you sign off on Bills three-strikes crime laws that mandated life sentences for repeat offenders, even non-violent offenders, creating the...


The Fed is Going to Hike Until Something BREAKS Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

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by Phoenix Capital

"Jerome Powell has made a truly staggering admission That admission is that the Fed is going to hike rates until something breaks. And when I say breaks I dont mean stocks fall 5%; Im talking about a full-scale crisis like 2008.

If you think Im being dramatic here, consider that Powell explicitly stated this during a Q&A session follow the Feds last meeting. "I think either a significant - significant - correction and lasting correction in financial markets or a slowing down in the economy thats inconsistent with our forecast - those are the kinds of things wed react to." When pressed for what would be considered significant Powell indicated something that would impact consumption, AKA consumer spending.

What is Powell saying here? Fed Chair Powell is stating that the Fed wont stop hiking rates unless stocks collapse for a prolonged period to the point that it impacts consumer spending. Were not talking about a garden variety stock market correction here, were talking about a financial crisis or some other event dramatic enough that it caught the attention of the average American and made him or her change his or her spending plans.

In picture form, Jerome Powell won't even bat an eye at drops like these:


Can AI make the gender gap at work disappear? Fast Company

Katica Roys Pipeline aims to tackle the gender gap with every promotion, hire, and performance review.

Heres what we know: Equality in the workplace (that includes equal pay and equal representation at all levels of organizations) could add between $2.1 trillion and $4.3 trillion to the U.S.s GDP in the next decade. But estimates from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee suggest that its going to take over 40 years to get there.

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Its almost like Google Earth for knowledge, says the data guru.

Imagine if you were to visualize all of humanitys connections. Its a nearly impossible challenge, and two dimensional graphs certainly wouldnt be up to the task. Even a network graph, a type of visualization that maps out connections in a network, isnt up to such a large-scale projectsince it cant show how relationships change over time.

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Analyst: Facebook is riddled with systemic problems impacting the company Fast Company

Pivotals Brian Wieser warns that the company ran too fast and broke too many things.

Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook reportedly knew about the error it made measuring video views a year before it disclosed the issue. Now advertisers are claiming that what the company did (or didnt do) adds up to fraud. This is just one of many negative headlines about the companyand analysts are taking notice.

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Facebook backtracks on Portal privacy protections Fast Company

That didnt take long.

Sigh. That didnt take long. Last week when Facebook unveiled the Portal, a video conferencing device for your home, the company touted that it had multiple privacy redundancies built in and was in no way going to spy on users or use user data to target them with ads.

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Heres how to drive independent thinking, collaboration, and innovation within your organization.

There was a time when it was perfectly acceptable for leaders and managers to rule with an iron fist. If a subordinate didnt want to perform a task as assignedor, God forbid, offered up a better alternative to an old way of doing thingshe or she was given a stern talking-to, written up, or even fired.

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Weve hit peak subscription box.

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Kolanovic: The Market Is Disagreeing With The Fed, Raising Risk Of "Policy Error" Terra Forming Terra


Here we go again.  Interest rates were at historic lows and badly needed to be brought back into balance.  That has now happened and we will likely see no more.

Rising markets reflect improving future business prospects and this allows massive cdapital inflows as well.  This needs to now be cooled down and consolidated.  The USA economy has now recovered or is recovering from the 2008 crash and only eight years late.

Otherwise folks need to catch on that Trump opens negotiations by repudiating the status quo.  What truly matters is the deal arrived at and that is usually unexciting.  .

Kolanovic: The Market Is Disagreeing With The Fed, Raising Risk Of "Policy Error"


UN Admits Latest Outbreak of Polio in Syria Was Caused by the Polio Vaccine Terra Forming Terra

 Polio is practically extinct thanks to modern ideas of sanitation and this is merely unfortunate.  Where do they find these people?  The aggressive sale of all forms of vaccines is a criminal outrage.

Yet all our own mothers have been totally brainwashed into trusting these scientific scammers because that is exactly what it has become.

Applying only what is totally necessary would collapse the racket.  Applying what is clearly safe would still cover our childhood nasties which is generally safe enough though we still need to resolve the dangers of the carriers.

UN Admits Latest Outbreak of Polio in Syria Was Caused by the Polio Vaccine

In war-torn Syria, theres little doubt that the conflict has taken a toll on health. Now, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) reports that their attempt at using vaccines to protect children against polio has backfire infecting more children with the devastating disease rather than saving them.

Vaccines make children sick, you dont say?


FIGS is giving the $50 billion medical attire industry a makeover Fast Company

Fashion designer Heather Hasson gave scrubs a serious upgrade.

Fashion designer Heather Hasson was trying to get a luxury tie company off the ground when a friend in nursing mentioned that her scrubs could use a serious upgrade. Despite advancements in other functional attire, such as athleisure, scrubs remained scratchy, unflattering, and impractical. Without pockets, tens of millions of health workersmost of whom prefer to buy some of their own scrubs, even when their employer provides themwere often stuck pinning wedding rings to bra straps or belt loops while working and dealing with drooping waistbands. Hasson first experimented with altering her friends scrubs, and in 2013 she and cofounder Trina Spear launched Figs, a line of tailored medical gear. They hired designers from Alexander Wang and created a vertical supply chain that gave them control over everything from yarn selection to the size of the smartphone pocket. Through its Threads for Threads program, Figs has donated more than 500,000 sets of scrubs to partners in need all around the world. The cofounders expect to top $100 million in annual revenue this year. If you put on something that you absolutely love and feel good in, youll be happier and treat people better, says Hasson. Thats the nature of what fashion does.

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The HPV Vaccine On Trial: Seeking Justice For A Generation Betrayed Terra Forming Terra

 First off, far too little science was done on this. This means that we were sold a real pig in a poke.

Now the chickens have come home to roost and this will mean extensive settlements not least because of the shoddy science.

The marketing drive associated with this turkey has done huge damage to the vaccination meme.


The HPV Vaccine On Trial: Seeking Justice For A Generation Betrayed

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The United Nations reported that 2.6 million Venezuelans are now living abroad Terra Forming Terra

Venezuelan migrants living in Medellin, Colombia sleep as they wait to attend a job fair on 27 September. The United Nations reported that 2.6 million Venezuelans are now living abroad.

We gave been fed a lot of bunkum here whose intent it to rationalize the landing of USA troops.  Other reports are saying nothing of the kind and even here we quote 1000,000 making it into Columbia.  Any other direction is impossible.  The real numbers are likely much lower and may actually be around a couple hundred thousand.

We have an apparent effort to remove Maduro who may or may not have been fairly elected. 

What we now lack is real facts on the ground..  The whole situation can surely be settled since sanctions are actually blocking money transfers.

Venezuela: nearly 2m people have fled country since 2015, UN says UN refugee agency chief called for a non-political and humanitarian response to the exodus

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Nearly two million people have fled Venezuelas economic and political crisis since 2015, according to the UN which called for a non-political response to an exodus that is straining regional resources.

Some 5,000 people are now leaving Venezuela daily the largest population movement in Latin Americas recent history, UN refugee agency (UNHCR) chief Filippo Grandi told the organisations executive committee on Monday....


Light em up! Canada legalizes marijuana Fast Company

Canada decided to make the drug legal recreationally because of changing social attitudes toward it.

As of midnight last night, Canada is now the second country to legalize recreational marijuana (the first was Uruguay), CNBC reports. Canada, which has had legal medical marijuana since 2001, decided to make the drug legal recreationally because of changing social attitudes toward it. And retailers arent waiting to see what demand is like. An Associated Press survey found that 111 legal pot shops are opening today to sell the legal drugwith many more shops to follow.

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Tesla buys plot of land for its first factory in China Fast Company

The factory will mark Teslas first major foothold in China.

The electric carmaker has bought an 864,885-square-meter plot in Shanghais Lingang area, reports CNBC. The land will eventually house the companys first Chinese factory. Officials from Lingang announced the deal but declined to say for how much Tesla had purchased the land.

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USA Gymnastics Leader Quits After Four Days Truthdig RSS

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to reconnect with a sport she loved growing up.

The connection lasted all of four days.

Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with the embattled organization would be a liability after a social media post by Bono criticizing Nike and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew widespread scrutiny within the gymnastics community.

She posted a picture on Twitter in September of herself drawing over a Nike logo on a golf shoe. Bono, who was at a golf tournament for families who have lost members of the armed services at the time, called the tweet an emotional reaction to Nikes use of the phrase believing in something even if it means sacrificing everything.

I regret that at the time I didnt better clarify my feelings, Bono said in a statement.

Bono defended her right to express her beliefs, though she later deleted the tweet and the USA Gymnastics board of directors expressed its disappointment while pledging its support.

Not everyone, however, was won over by the surprise decision to hire Bono to help USA Gymnastics navigate its way through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. More than 200 women have come forward over the last two years claiming they were sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of treatment during the former doctors time at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, including current or former members of the organizations elite program.

Olympic champion Simone Biles, who is among Nassar survivors, quote-tweeted Bonos photo concerning Kaepernick on Saturday and wrote: (asterisk)mouth drop(asterisk) dont worry, its not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.

Biles, a Nike-sponsored athlete who will compete at the 2018 world championships in Qatar next week, said on Monday she felt compelled to speak up.

Being a Nike athlete, you have to stand up for your brand, Biles said.

Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, herself a Nassar survivor, has been a strident critic of USA Gymnastics for what she considers to be its continually tone deaf response to herself and other victims of abuse. Shortly after Bono was brought on, she questioned Bonos association with a law firm that advised the organization on how to handle portions of the Nassar scandal.

Raisman tweeted Tuesday night her objection to Bono was not personal.

The stakes are high in our sport right now, (and) its essential new leadership be disconnected from the influences that allowed these terrible things to happen, Raisman posted.

Bono appeared ready to weather the initial...


God help us, Facebook is bringing back the Real World Fast Company

A show about surveilling people is perfect for the social network, isnt it?

And the irony couldnt be any thicker. The social network that has lost all credibility this year due to multiple data and privacy breaches will bring the original reality television program about surveilling a group of people back from the dead. Facebook is teaming up with MTV for the relaunch, which will stream exclusively on its Watch service, reports Variety.

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Why do digital health startups keep failing? Fast Company

The move fast and break things approach that works in tech doesnt translate well to healthcare. Instead, digital health startups should try need-driven innovation.

A decade ago, a wave of companies promised to transform peoples health by allowing them to track data about their eating, sleep, exercise, and other habits. One hot startup of that moment, Zeo, raised more than $30 million from investors to develop a headband that tracked users sleep patterns and an accompanying app to serve as their personal sleep coach. Despite devoted users and buzz about its product in publications like Wired and Popular Science, Zeo quietly went out of business a few years later.

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Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users CLG News

Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users | 16 Oct 2018 | The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds. The case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, centers on whether a private operator of a public access television network is considered a state actor, which can be sued for First Amendment violations. The case could have broader implications for social media and other media outlets. In particular, a broad ruling from the high court could open the country's largest technology companies up to First Amendment lawsuits.


Ted Cruz made it clear he supports repealing tech platforms safe harbor Fast Company

The Republican senator said he would support repealing the landmark legislation that gives tech community immunity from content posted.

Last night Republican Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sparred with Beto ORourke, the Democratic hopeful threatening his seat. They debated a flurry of issues as well as called each other multiple names. And during the debate, Cruz said one thing that likely made many technology professionals ears perk up.

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Honduran ex-lawmaker who helped arrange massive migrant caravan to US is detained CLG News

Honduran ex-lawmaker who helped arrange massive migrant caravan to US is detained | 16 Oct 2018 | A former Honduran lawmaker traveling with a caravan of migrants heading toward the U.S.-Mexico border was detained by authorities in Guatemala on Tuesday as President Trump threatened to arrest anyone entering the country illegally. Ex-legislator Bartolo Fuentes, who is said to have organized the march, was detained by Guatemalan authorities after failing to register with migration officials upon entering the country...An official with the countrys migration agency said that Fuentes was to be taken to a migrant shelter and then deported.


Trump warns Central American countries he'll withhold funds over immigrant caravan CLG News

Trump warns Central American countries he'll withhold funds over immigrant caravan | 16 Oct 2018 | President Trump in a tweet on Tuesday warned Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that he intends to withhold funds if the "caravan" of Honduran migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump earlier in the day had threatened to cut off aid for Honduras over the caravan. "We have today informed the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that if they allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States, with the intention of entering our country illegally, all payments made to them will STOP (END)!" Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening. "Anybody entering the United States illegally will be arrested and detained, prior to being sent back to their country!" he added in another post.


Is it possible to have work-life balance? Fast Company

Author Tiffany Dufu believes that we can all be a little better about letting things slide.

I find thinking about work-life balance exhausting. The idea that we all should strive for a perfect equilibrium of work, family, health, and friendship seems like a recipe for stress. Anytime Ive attempted to achieve it, Ive failed miserably and felt worse about myself. As a result, Ive given up aiming for it altogether.

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Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 17, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Oct. 17, 2018

Compiled 17 Oct. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its Newsarticles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international Pedophile Child Trafficking Ring:

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: A Stock Market Crash began last Thurs. Oct. 11, continued through Mon. Oct. 15, yet revived a little Tues. Oct. 16 upon (fake?) positive reports of certain businesses. Before public chaos erupted during a financial collapse currency holders worldwide would be given an opportunity to redeem their currencies. With a Mon. Oct. 15 800#s release delay resolved, it was reported that money started moving into the banks on Sun. Oct. 14 and bank codes were released, plus some accounts were made liquid today, Oct. 16. Groups were told they would be notified tomorrow Wed. Oct. 17. Bruce felt that the 800#s would come out within the next 2 days, or Wed., Thurs. or Friday Oct. 17, 18, 19. By Nov. 3 or 4 over 57,000 indictments on big name pedophile elites were to be served. It was unsure if mass arrests would begin on BOOM Surrender Day Oct. 19, or wait until after the November election. The expected chaos during mass arrests had the potential to activate the Emergency Broadcast System and temporary Martial Law.

Correction: I incorrectly reported that the Zim Bond would be phased out by Nov. 1. From what I now understand there would be no phasing out of the particular Zim Bonds we held, plus our Zim rates would be determined by the amount needed for our specific humanitarian projects.

A. Summary as of Early Morning...


Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed Humans Are Free

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place

by Caitlin Johnstone

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place which threatens everything we all care about. It received frighteningly little attention.

After a massive purge of hundreds of politically oriented pages and personal accounts for inauthentic behavior, Facebook rightly received a fair amount of criticism for the nebulous and hotly disputed basis for that action.

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Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day, says World Bank RSS feed from

Almost half the worlds people 3.4 billion people still struggle to meet basic needs, the World Bank said today.


The Hilton Effect: The hotel looks back on its trillion-dollar global impact Fast Company

Hilton is marking 100 years with a look at the dramatic impact the brand has had on the world

A few weeks ago, I stowed away on Norwegian Airs Fill A Plane campaign, where they transformed their brand-new Boeing 737 Max passenger plane into a cargo jet and filled it to the brim with supplies bound for a UNICEF outpost in Chad. After a long flight from Copenhagen to NDjamena, we unloaded the plane. While the 13 tons of supplies2,000 water purifiers, 1,000 doses of antibiotics, 35,000 packs of rehydration salts, and morewere headed to the Gaoui refugee camp and local hospitals, we were headed to our hotel. After rolling in a convoy through darkened dirt roads, we pulled up to the hotela Hilton, one of the few hotels that had remained open in the Central African country.

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(Video) Anonymous Official -- None of this Makes Sense Operation Disclosure

Published on Oct 9, 2018

NONE Of This Makes Sense See This Before it is Deleted 2018-2019 EVENTS WORLD NEWS ALIENS


Trumps Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers Dissident Voice

The White House warmly greeted the electoral success of Brazilian Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, ardent champion of torturers, military dictators, death squads and free marketers.

President Trump grovels, grunts and glories before Israel, as his spiritual guide Benjamin Netanyahu celebrates the Sabbath with the weekly murders and maiming of hundreds of unarmed Palestinians, especially youngsters.

These are President Trumps natural allies. They share his values and interests while each retains their particular method of disposing of the cadavers of adversaries and dissenters.

We will proceed to discuss the larger political-economic context in which the trio of monsters operate. We will analyze the benefits and advantages which lead President Trump to ignore and even praise, actions which violate Americas democratic values and sensibilities.

In conclusion, we will examine the consequences and risks which result from Trumps embrace of the trio.

The Context for Trumps Triple Alliance

President Trumps intimate ties with the worlds most unsavory regimes flows from several strategic interests. In the case of Saudi Arabia, it includes military bases; the financing of international mercenaries and terrorists; multi-billion-dollar arms sales; oil profits; and covert alliances with Israel against Iran, Syria and Yemen.

In order to secure these Saudi assets, the White House is more than willing to assume certain socio-political costs.

The US eagerly sells weapons and provides advisers to Saudis genocidal invasion, murder and starvation of millions of Yeminis. The White House alliance against Yemen has few monetary rewards or political advantages as well as negative propaganda value.

However, with few other client states in the region, Washington makes do with Prince Salman the salami slicer.

The US ignores Saudi financing of Islamic terrorists against US allies in Asia (the Philippines) and Afghanistan as well as rival thugs in Syria and Libya.

Alas when a pro-US collaborator like Washington Post journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated, President Trump was forced to adopt the pretense of an investigation in order to distance from the Riyadh mafia.He subsequently exonerated butcher boy bin Salman: he invented a flagrant lie-blaming rogue elements in charge of the interrogation, read torture.

President Trump celebra...


Is Tony Blair a Traitor to Britain to Help Politicians in EU? Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Is Tony Blair just a traitor to the British People to help his fellow politicians in Europe?


ANSWER: Yes.  Tony Blair is out there pitching for another Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Theresa May, who also did not want to exit the EU, will be unable to secure a parliamentary majority and this seems to be an intentional plot to overturn BREXIT. Even the propaganda they use with regard to trade is misrepresenting the entire scheme. Britain is FAR BETTER off under BREXIT than remaining within the EU. Any trade deal is subject to the veto of any one of 28 member states. Britain CANNOT reach an independent trade deal for its own people for the French have always vetoed Britain. Lets face the facts. Britain loses EVERY major case in the European court. This is all about protecting governments not about what is best for the people. Britain will collapse with the EU if it does not break the chains which bind it.


Italy Sends it Budget to Brussels Armstrong Economics

The Italian Government has gone and adopted the controversial draft budget for the coming financial year. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that the budget plan would keep the governments promises, and keep the public finances in order. The government has now forwarded the draft to the EU Commission in Brussels for consideration. This is where we will see the clash of cultures between the people and austerity that focuses on the debt holders not the people.

What is unique in this budget is the introduction of a basic income for the poor, an earlier retirement age promised during the elections, and tax relief for the self-employed. The losers will be the Banks who lose tax breaks. In order to finance these costly campaign promises, the government plans a significantly higher level of new debt in 2019 than had been promised by the previous government. Therein lies the clash with Brussels as Italy embarks on a confrontation course with the EU.

Under the EU rules, the upper limit for the debt ratio of no more than 60% GDP is the criteria set by austerity. Italy is already sitting on a debt of more than 130%. Only Greece comes in the Eurozone on an even high percentage ratio. Economy Minister Giuseppe Tria made a public statement that he was confident that he could explain the budget to the European Commission. Italy must increase its spending to get the economy off the ground. The deficit target of 2.4% of GDP is normal.  He has publicly stated that the idea that this budget could blow up Europe is completely unfounded.

The economic guidelines of austerity are completely unreasonable. In joining the Eurozone, the German debt converted with no appreciable impact. In southern Europe, converting their past debts to Euro doubled their real past debt obligations. Previously, their currencies naturally depreciated ensuring that debt repayment was always with cheap currencies. Under the Euro scheme, the rise in the Euro from 80 cents to $1.60 imposed a tremendous deflationary wave upon southern Europe from which the damage has been inescapable.


INJUSTICE For All the real creed children should be saying in any pledge of Allegiance Armstrong Economics

Thousands of legal immigrants are facing a critical decision after their Temporary Protected Status ends. Those who have had children who have been born in America and grew up here speaking English and are legal U.S. citizens are facing the unreasonable prospect of being forced to return to a country because their parents would be kicked out. When you have created Temporary Protected Status that allowed people to migrate to the United States LEGALLY and they have been here for years raising children even for a decade, it is inhuman to throw these people out breaking up families. God and family MUST come before governments and when you pass laws that are black and white, you end up with injustice.

There was such a parent who had a photo business in the World Trade Center. A loan agent had sold him on the idea of borrowing money to buy a development machine so he would not have to send out rolls of film to be processed by someone else. He filled out the bank form and assumed the man was an American citizen. He had an American wife and 5 American children. He had been brought to America by his parents when he was 3 years old. He himself grew up as an America. When 911 came and everything was destroyed, the Bank did their check to see if they could get out of any claims and saw that he never went down to swear in as an American and turn him over to the DOJ for bank fraud. He went to trial and the court-appointed lawyers have a virtual perfect track record 99% losers. Now he was convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to 5 years in prison. That was not the end of the injustice, for then a convicted felon, he was automatically deported. His wif...


Hillary Defends Bills Affair with Monica as OK in light of the Kavanaugh hearings Armstrong Economics

Hillary is all over the press defending Bills affairs because as always, the Clintons are the exception to all laws. In light of the vicious attack that the Democrats launched on Brett Kavanaugh, one must reflect on just how standards seem to have changed.

The period when Kavanaugh was accused of his conduct 36 years ago, that was the age of free love and the Womens Movement. That was symbolized best by Helen Reddys song of 1971 I am Women. Whatever took place back then is now being judged by todays standards. We have Teresa Klein, who called the Police on a Black Child she falsely accused of groping her simply because he bumped into her with his back-pack. Things have just gone crazy.

The Womens Movement is said to have begun with the protests against the Miss America Pageant. On September 7th, 1968, a group of women converged on Atlantic City in New Jersey to protest the 42nd Miss America Pageant. They protested saying that All Women Are Beautiful, and If you want meat, go to the butcher. They called the pageant sexist because women were judged on looks. Even in any relationship, the person must be physically attractive to start with. However, not everyone wants a Miss America type. People who are really heavy find others attractive who are similar. There has to be some physical attraction and diversity exist...


Egypt extends state of emergency for another 3 months BlackListed News

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi yesterday ordered the extension of a nation-wide state of emergency for another three months. According to the presidential decree, the state of emergency went into effect yesterday and will last until 15 January 2019. Under the extension, the armed and the security forces shall take the necessary measures to confront all threats and funding of terrorism to maintain security across the country, and protect public and private property and lives of citizens, the decree read.

Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites BlackListed News

In June, the BBC reported that someone operating under the name Philip Cross had been extraordinarily active in editing Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit... Philip Cross has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages. But in the process hes angered anti-war activists and critics of British and Western foreign policy, who claim hes been biased against them.

Saudi Consul In Istanbul Relieved Of Post, To Face Investigation Over Khashoggi Murder BlackListed News

It looks like the Saudis have found their fall guy... Not long after the UN's top human rights official called for diplomatic immunity to be suspended for those found responsible for the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish media and Reuters are reporting that Consul General of Saudi Arabia Mohammad al-Otaibi has been recalled to Riyadh, relieved of his duties, and will face an investigation following reports that Khashoggi had been killed in al-Otaibi's office, and that the doctor who dismembered Khashoggi's corpse had asked al-Otaibi to leave the room.

Here's Fresh Evidence Student Loans Are a Massive, Generational Scam BlackListed News

Over the centuries, America has bestowed generous, state-sponsored privileges upon select classes of its citizens. Veterans and old people get free socialized healthcareand, for the most part, they love it. Corporations (who count as people, look it up) get sweet tax breaks and, in the case of defense contractors, no-bid deals to build extremely expensive weapons unlikely to be used in the near future. And young people get thousands and thousands of dollars of student loans to pay for college, putting them in a hole they might spend the rest of their lives digging out of.

US doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states BlackListed News

US health officials have issued a warning about a rare condition which attacks the nervous system and spinal cord after 62 new cases of the little-known disease were confirmed across 22 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to warn about the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis(AFM) after doctors recorded a jump in cases this year.

Venezuela Ditches US Dollar, Will Use Euros For International Trade BlackListed News

Venezuela has just taken the next step in its quest to "free" itself from the tyranny of US dollar hegemony. One year after the country said it would stop accepting US dollars as payment for its (ever shrinking) oil exports (saying the country's state-run oil company would accept payment in yuan instead), Venezuelan Vice President for Economy Tareck El Aissami said Tuesday that Venezuela will officially purge the dollar from its exchange market in favor of euros.

Who Bought the $1.6 Trillion of New US National Debt Over the Past 12 Months? BlackListed News

So far in this fiscal year, which just started on October 1, the US gross national debt the total debt issued by the US government has jumped by $138 billion in just 11 business days, fueled by a stupendous spending binge and big-fat tax cuts, to a breath-taking $21.654 trillion, after having jumped $1.27 trillion in fiscal 2018. And these are the good times!

UAE arms dealer lobbied highest-level German decision makers to waive export controls, Wikileaks document reveals. BlackListed News

UAE businessman Abbas Ibrahim Yousef Al Yousef told the International Court of Arbitration in 2010 that he successfully lobbied highest-level German decision-makers to ease their restrictions on arms sales to the Middle-East, a document published by Wikileaks reveals. The LeClerc tanks that Al Yousef helped to export are currently being used in the onslaught of Yemen by the Saudi coalition.

Supreme Court agrees to hear case that could determine whether Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies can censor their users BlackListed News

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could determine whether users can challenge social media companies on free speech grounds.

Why Bill Gates is worried RSS feed from

Why does Bill Gates think that "decades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling.


7 Ways to Make Any Man Fall For You Awareness Act

Have you ever felt like you just didnt know what you were doing when it came to love? It is almost like no matter what you try nothing ever works out right.

Romance and love are two very complicated and confusing things. When it comes to getting a guy to fall for you, you have to do several things that most people forget are actually important. There are ways to make men fall for you but chances are youre not doing those things at all.

Below I am going to go over some of the best tips I have learned throughout the years. While some are things you might think you do, you probably dont do them the way you should. If you do these things, you will be able to get a man to fall for you without a problem. You are worth a lot more than you realize. Psychologists suggest all of these things, they will not only benefit you in your walk of love but also your walk of life.

7 Ways to Make A Man Fall For You:

1. Make eye contact.

This lets him know you are interested in what he is saying or just him in general. Eye contact is important, even if youre a bit shy it can make a huge difference. Making eye contact shows you are a confident individual.

2. Be a good listener, always.

Listen to the things he has to say and dont let things go in one ear and out the other. If you are really bored with the things he has to say, should you be wasting time on him in the first place? You have to find some kind of common ground and build from there.

3. Be yourself no matter what.

Dont try to be someone you are not. Be who you are and true to yourself no matter what. If he likes you for you, he will stick around. You dont want someone getting into a relationship with you thinking you are a completely different person than you really are, do you?

4. Take care of yourself and look your best.

Self-care is so important! While you dont have to look like a supermodel 24/7 do try and take care of yourself. Looking your best can mean many different things to many different people.

5. Dont be afraid to ask questions.

Do not hesitate to ask questions, because sometimes questions need to be asked. This allows you to get to know him more and shows him that you have a genuine interest in him.

6. Do things that make you happy.

Dont force yourself to be interested in things you arent interested in or to squash your current hobbies for fear of looking lame. Do things that make you happy and show him that side of yourself. Show...


(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1691: Trump Confirms Plan | Trump Preparing the Masses Operation Disclosure

Published on Oct 16, 2018

US job opening hits a record high, 1.2 million job vacancies. The statistical information is so far from reality right now, if this was true we would see wages sky rocketing, but we don't. The American people are not keeping up with the inflation, from last year to this year wages have gone up .5%. Peter Schiff warns of another recession. Trump confirms that plan, right on schedule.

Published on Oct 16, 2018

Trump lays into Senator Warren, the DNA test is backfiring and the Native Americans are agreeing with Trump, Warren is not Native American. More evidence has come out that McCabe leaked information. Wolfe has been brought up on charges, these charges are for lying to the FBI, but behind the scenes he most likely flipped and it testifying on all the others who put him up to leaking the FISA document. Trump tells Honduras if you continue with the deep state policy funding will be cutoff. The MSM is pushing their narrative that Saudi Arabia is responsible, they want them to admit, Trump says it could be rogue elements. The deep state is trying to push their agenda. Deep state tries to block peace talks in Afghanistan. Libya getting ready for elections, and a political solution is coming for Syria. Trump tweet more bread to get the American people ready for the declass, more carpet bombs on the way.


3 Ways Facebook is Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government Humans Are Free

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, the clearer it becomes that these initiatives are not at all designed to foster independent thought and discourse, but to ultimately ensure that public online discourse doesn't stray too far from official state narratives.

Mark Weisbrot, a co-director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, recently slammed Facebooks decision to work with US government-funded organizations as "Orwellian" especially given the fact these organizations themselves "specialize in overseas propaganda."

Thus while claiming to fight Russian, Iranian, and other propaganda these very groups will strictly enforce an official establishment Washington and NATO view of world events.

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"The Circle..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"With us the circle stands for the togetherness of people who sit with one another around a fire, relatives and friends united in peace, while the Pipe passes from hand to hand. Once all the families in the villages were in turn circles within a larger circle, part of the larger hoop of the nation. The nation was only part of the universe, in itself circular circles within circles, within circles, with no beginning and no end. To us this is beautiful and fitting; symbol and reality at the same time, expressing the harmony of nature and life. Our circle is timeless, flowing; it is new life emerging from death life winning out over death.
- John (Fire) Lame Deer

Brule, "Stomp Dance"


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

What powers the Heart Nebula? The large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a heart. The nebula's glow - as well as the shape of the gas and dust clouds - is powered by by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster Melotte 15. 
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This deep telescopic image maps the pervasive light of narrow emission lines from atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur in the nebula. The field of view spans just over two degrees on the sky, so that it appears larger than four times the diameter of a full moon. The cosmic heart is found in the constellation of Cassiopeia, the boastful mythical Queen of Aethiopia.


"Ten Rules For Being Human" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 "Ten Rules For Being Human"
by Cherie Carter-Scott

Rule One:
You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration
of your life on Earth.

Rule Two:
You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'life.'
Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons
or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.

Rule Three:
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation,
a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiments
are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work.

Rule Four:
A lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons will be repeated to you in various
forms until you have learned them. When you have learned them,
you can then go on to the next lesson.

Rule Five:
Learning does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.
If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

Rule Six:
'There' is no better than 'here'. When your 'there' has become a 'here,' you will
simply obtain a 'there' that will look better to you than your present 'here'.

Rule Seven:
Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another
person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

Rule Eight:
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need.
What you do with them is up to you.

Rule Nine:
Your answers lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

Rule Ten:
You will forget all of this at birth. You can remember it if you want by


Chet Raymo, This View of Life, With Its Several Powers Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 This View of Life, With Its Several Powers
by Chet Raymo

Somewhere in his "lost" notebooks Loren Eiseley writes of the pleasure of exploding a puffball in a woodland clearing, or shaking seeds out of their pods. As I recall, he takes a gleeful satisfaction in messing with evolution, in hurrying the process along.

I remember identifying with that sentiment when I read it. I like exploding puffballs too. Dropping insects into spider webs. Picking up turtles that are half-way across a road and placing them in a ditch on the other side. Most of all I like breaking off the stalks of ripe milkweeds and shaking them gloriously in a meadow on a breezy day. Love that snowstorm of fecund parachutes blowing hither and yon. Love the idea that I am helping the monarch butterflies that feed and breed exclusively on milkweed.

Yes, I know, in the great scheme of things my random intrusions into the grinding engine of evolution won't make an iota's worth of difference. The problems besetting monarch butterflies won't be significantly alleviated by one more milkweed plant. And that turtle I put in the ditch may just turn around and head back across the road. Still, I take a childish pleasure in mixing it up. Of helping the natural in natural selection. Of kicking up a little dust on the tangled bank. We live in a creative universe, Eiseley said. Let's be creative."
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Woman Says Shes Still Shaking After Finding the Worlds Oldest Message In A Bottle WorldTruth.Tv

Shells, nightmarish sea monsters, even trash  the ocean doesnt skimp on the weird stuff it sends washing ashore. However, its rare to stumble upon something that turns out to be worthy of a museum showcase. Yet, thats exactly what happened to a family in Australia, who randomly discovered the worlds oldest message in a bottle while casually []


"After A Time..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing,
after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.

- Mr. Spock, Star Trek, "Amok Time"


"The Best That Can Be Said..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Your country ain't your blood. Remember that.
- Santino Sonny Corleone
"The Best That Can Be Said..."

"If a society permits one portion of its citizenry to be menaced or destroyed, then, very soon, no one in that society is safe. The forces thus released in the people can never be held in check, but run their devouring course, destroying the very foundations which it was imagined they would save. But we are unbelievably ignorant concerning what goes on in our country- to say nothing of what goes on in the rest of the world- and appear to have become too timid to question what we are told. Our failure to trust one another deeply enough to be able to talk to one another has become so great that people with these questions in their hearts do not speak them; our opulence is so pervasive that people who are afraid to lose whatever they think they have persuade themselves of the truth of a lie, and help disseminate it; and God help the innocent here, that man or woman who simply wants to love, and be loved. Unless th...


Mystery of Jesus Turning Water to Wine Reveled as Archaeologists Make Shock Discovery WorldTruth.Tv

MYSTERY has surrounded the site of Jesuss first miracle for centuries, but an answer may finally be at hand. According to the Gospel of John, Jesus changed water into wine during the Wedding at Cana. For hundreds of years, pilgrims have believed the site of the miracle to be Kafr Kanna, a town in northern []


HSBC accused of profiting from coal despite green claims RSS feed from

HSBC is accused of greenwashing as Christian Aid publishes a report highlighting the banks refusal to rule out coal financing in Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia.


Reader: Vote Republican, Midterm "Red Wave" is Life! Operation Disclosure

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Riley

Some people are woefully confused. They think the midterms are just between the Republicans and the Democrats. Those people are wrong! Peopledo the research, find the truth of the matter and be set free!

To know anything about the USA is to know, that without the current strong leadership we have in the Presidency, we all would be smack DAB in the midst of the 3rd world war by now. Obama briefed Trump after the election that was what was going to happen.

But President Trump Took no guff off China and North Koreaand we are not at war!

But the problem with North Korea was only one of the issues. If Clinton had been elected, she would have ushered in the New World Order.

It was her job to do that, and she expected to win. God had other ideas, and praying people listened to God and we are NOT at war for one, and not in the midst of the end of the USA for two!


Vote Republican


Crisis warning as 250,000 Congolese return from Angola RSS feed from

A "fast-developing humanitarian situation" is developing in D R Congo with more than 250,000 Congolese returning from a migrant clampdown in Angola in the last fortnight..


East Africa owes China $29.4bn in infrastructure loans RSS feed from

East African economies have borrowed $29.5 billion from China in the past 10 years to grow their transport, communication, manufacturing and energy sectors.


Do These Ruins Prove The Biblical Story Of Exodus? WorldTruth.Tv

Ancient ruins found in the Israeli wilderness could solve the biblical mystery of the Exodus, archaeologists claim. According to the Bible, Moses liberated the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and led them through the wilderness of Sinai, before they crossed the River Jordan into the promised land of Canaan. Yet no historical basis for the legend exists, and []


Before the Law Dissident Voice

The limited formal and negative generality of law under liberalism not only makes possible capitalist calculability but also guarantees a minimum of liberty since formal liberty has two aspects and makes available at least legal chances to the weak. For this reason there develops a conflict between the law and the liberties based thereon on the one side, and the requirements of a monopolistic economy on the other side. Under monopolistic capitalism private property in the means of production as the characteristic institution of the entire bourgeois epoch is preserved but general law and contract disappear and are replaced by individual measures on the part of the sovereign.
Franz Neumann, The Change in the Function of Law in Modern Society, 1937

Large Capitalist firms banks as well as monopoly concerns long ago ceased to depend on court proceedings to conduct their affairs with members of other social groups.
Otto Kircheimer, State Structure and Law in the Third Reich, 1935 pamphlet

What is legalism? It is the ethical attitude that holds moral conduct to be a matter of rule following, and moral relationships to consist of duties and rights determined by rules.
Judith N. Shklar, Legalism: Law, Morals, and Political Trials, Harvard University Press, 1964

Do not the bourgeois assert that the present-day distribution is fair? And is it not, in fact, the only fair distribution on the basis of the present-day mode of production? Are economic relations regulated by legal conceptions or do not, on the contrary, legal relations arise from economic ones?
Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program

Watching the Kavanaugh circus the last few weeks I kept thinking about the way in which the general public now views law and justice. I suspect most Americans think of law and legality in terms they have learned from Hollywood TV. Perhaps there is no other area in which the general public relies so extensively on assumptions and cliche as the judicial system. But it also raises questions about the law that I suspect even relatively well educated people never ask themselves.

The entire narrative that is manufactured each time a justice is nominated to the Supreme Court is among the more overblown and hysterical versions of political theatre we are granted but also the most opaque. For the vast majority of people have no real legal knowledge, nor do they understand the intricacies of the entire appellate courts system. Like most things that pass for politics in America, the nomination is treated as a form of American Idol or a beauty pageant.

But there is another issue attached to the spectacle that accompanies Supreme Court nominations and that has to do with a more philosophical set of questions about both class, and about psychology. And the most obvious and most forgotten (and intentionally obscured) truth about the rule...


How to Tell Nobel Winner Nadia Murads Story Without Trading on Her Pain Truthdig RSS

What does it take, in an era wracked by war and trauma, to get the worlds attention? Put another way, whose suffering is worthyof airtime, relief, simple notice?

Our collective field of vision is already crowded with footage of bombed-out zones leveled by man-made, natural, and man-made natural disasters. From them have sprung endless streams of refugeespouring into tent cities, spilling over dinghies, loading into makeshift jails at U.S. border townstheir suffering clear even if its cause is obscured. If it werent for the unholy synergy between media barons, pundits and politicians who no longer bother with such stuporous relics as conflict of interest or deliberative democracy while staging their cage matches, there would be little else to see on the news.

Meanwhile, the arena of nonprofits, NGOs and global relief organizations has become infused with flash as well as cash, as concepts that read like oxymoronsventure capitalism, celebrity advocacy, billionaire philanthropistnot only track but sell big in an economy in which both money and attention count as currency. Seems like it takes a skilled team of media handlers, not to mention the backing of the United Nations and at least one worried celebrity, to even register on the scale of global crisis.

For her part, Yazidi refugee-turned-activist Nadia Murad had access to all of the above. She found high-profile help in the form of her lawyer, Amal Clooney, plus support from international agencies, governments, and filmmaker Alexandria Bombach, whose documentary On Her Shoulders takes the 24-year-old crusader as its focus. Murads campaign to save family and community members under the control of Islamic State propelled her on an international speaking tour and into some of the worlds most exclusive spacesDavos, Canadas Parliament Hill, the U.N.

It also made her into a reluctant kind of star whose fame, judging by many of the interviews and encounters she endures in On Her Shoulders, appears to depend upon the degree to which she has suffered. Murad is asked to tell her story over and over again in horrifying detail: how some 18 members of her family, including her mother, had been killed or were missing since Yazidis in Iraq and Syria were targeted for genocide in 2014 by Islamic State. Other hot topics for her interviewers include how long she had been enslaved, just how many times she was violated by her captors, and how she had escaped. Murad has other, forward-looking questions in mind that she wishes she would be asked instead, such as: What must be done so Yazidis can have their rights? Those close to her mention how telling her story takes a piece of her every time.

As Mur...


Galileos 400-Year-Old Lie Is Finally Exposed.The Original Letter Had Been Lost In The Royal Societys Library For 250 Years WorldTruth.Tv

A letter penned by Galileo in the 17th century showed he did tone down his anti-religious beliefs to fool the Catholic Church. In the letter, which had been lost in the Royal Societys library for 250 years, Galileo Galilei set down his argument against the churchs belief that the sun orbits the Earth. It was []


Sweden Cancels Traditional Christmas Show; Promotes Islamic Events Your News Wire

Oh Holy Night, a traditional Swedish Christmas concert that has aired on state TV on Christmas Eve for decades, has been canceled this year, according to Swedish news reports. Promotions for the largest outdoor Christmas [...]

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Busted! Elizabeth Warrens Cherokee Cookbook Recipes Were Plagiarized Your News Wire

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is in hot water after allegations have surfaced that she plagiarized her family Cherokee recipes in the cook book Pow Wow Chow from the New York Times and other publications. [...]

The post Busted! Elizabeth Warrens Cherokee Cookbook Recipes Were Plagiarized appeared first on Your News Wire.


Beach Boys Star Goes Rogue, Tells What Trump Did For Whitney Houston Your News Wire

Beach Boys singer Mike Love recently told a story that flies in the face of what is perhaps the political lefts favorite narrative; namely, that President Trump is a racist. Mike Love, 77, was at the [...]

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Trump Is Right, The Fed Is Crazy 101 Reasons Why He Must End the Fed Your News Wire

The Federal Reserve has been a scam from the very beginning. If something is not done very rapidly, it is inevitable that our entire financial system is going to suffer an absolutely nightmarish collapse. Donald [...]

The post Trump Is Right, The Fed Is Crazy 101 Reasons Why He Must End the Fed appeared first on Your News Wire.


Muslim Refugee Celebrates Swedish Citizenship By Raping Woman in Swimming Pool Your News Wire

A 29-year-old Muslim migrant has been sentenced to prison for raping a Swedish woman at a swimming pool on an island near Stockholm, according to court documents.  According to the judgement, the migrant, who had [...]

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Couple Forced To Cancel Engagement, But 50 Years Later WorldTruth.Tv

The idea of star-crossed lovers has been around for a while. Its written about in books, plays and movies, sung about in songs and, sadly, its also something that affects real people living in the real world. While it creates great drama and emotion in the context of art, its one of the most difficult []


Jordan: 'End of 2018 will be Glorious' Operation Disclosure

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Jordan Sather's latest video puts into perspective the massive effort that is taking place behind the scenes to destroy the cabal...

Check out Congressman Jim Jordan's tweet at 11' 20" in the video...

'Still haven't received from DOJ:

- McCabe memos
- Rosenstein 8/2/17 memo altering scope of Mueller probe
- Unredacted Page FISA App
- Bruce Ohr 302's
- Briefing from US Attorney John Huber

And now Rosenstein won't testify and Glenn Simpson takes the 5th.'
(Jim Jordan tweet)

Here is what Jordan says about the current situation...

'We are getting closer and closer to the unsealing of all those wonderful indictments, and John Huber is basically being activated. This tweet, man, is just letting the public know what is coming.

'They might come before mid-terms, maybe (arrests). I would also not be surprised if they came afterwards. It would seem like much less of a political kind of move. It would give the Deep State a lot less propaganda ammo if these happened after the mid term elections.

'But it's coming. It's coming very soon, guys. As I said, the end of 2018 will be GLORIOUS. It will set us up to make 2019 a true year of ousting the bad guys and setting up ourselves to change these control systems.

'It's going to be a MASSIVE effort. I don't think you, or even I understand how BIG this is going to be. This Great Awakening isn't just mental, it's going to end up being physical too...' (Jordan Sather)

I agree with Jo...


Shakti Lifting Shiva: Women Inspiring Men Against Violence and War The Mind Unleashed

The Hindus say that without Shakti, the personified feminine life force, Shiva, who encompasses the masculine ability to act, becomes a corpse. She is the life energy that animates the male principle, and the male principle in turn animates action in the world. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The personified feminine life force (Shakti) reminds the personified masculine life force (Shiva) that we are a force of interdependent nature first and independent humans second.

What does this mean, exactly? To put it into Darwinian terms, it means that we are, first and foremost, social creatures. We need each other to survive. As such, competition has always been secondary to cooperation; otherwise we wouldnt have survived as a species.

If we wish to continue our survival as a species, it is vital that we allow cooperation to be superior to competition. This means cooperation with the environment as well (Shakti as Gaia). Shakti is here to remind Shiva of this fact. To restore the balance. To make sure he isnt pretending to be asleep.

The problem is that many people, intellectuals and nonintellectuals alike, have confused Darwins discoveries by focusing primarily on competition, and concepts like might makes right. Similar to the way the Nazis hijacked (and falsely portrayed) Nietzsches Overman concept, the modern war machine has hijacked (and falsely portrayed) Darwins might makes right concept.

This has created a dangerously lopsided view of reality: a kind of conquer-control-destroy-repeat mindset that has permeated our culture to such an extent that it has falsely convinced people that war is necessary to keep the peace and that violence is the answer to the problems we face.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Might does not make right. War is not peace (as much as the warmongers and weapons manufacturers want you to believe it). Ignorance is not strength (as much as the uneducated egoists and xenophobic nationalists want you to believe it). Freedom is not slavery (as much as the brainwashed statists and fear-filled status-quo junkies want you to believe it).

Women (and men who are in touch with their anima) have a direct line to the kind of deep wisdom thats necessary to turn the tide of the overreaching, violent war machine that outflanks us all. What Clarissa Pinkola Estes calls the Deep Knowing.

Shakti is Shivas wake-up call:

A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then its finished; no matter how brave its warriors or how strong their weapons. ~Cheyanne proverb

Shakti is here to deflate the weak and obese (yet violent) masculine ego and build a robust and flexible male principle to take it...


US sanctions Iranian banks, factories & mines Signs of the Times

Washington has blacklisted some 20 Iranian companies, including banks, steel mills, zinc mines, and manufacturers of cars, buses and tractors - accused by the US of supporting recruitment of "child soldiers" for Iran. The sanctions target a "multibillion-dollar financial network" that supports the Basij Resistance Force, a volunteer militia that works with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to recruit and train "child soldiers," the Treasury said. "This vast network provides financial infrastructure to the Basij's efforts to recruit, train, and indoctrinate child soldiers who are coerced into combat under the IRGC's direction," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. One of the 20 entities added to the US Treasury's blacklist on Tuesday is the Bonyad Taavon Basij, the Basij cooperative foundation. The list, however, also includes companies like the Tehran-based Bahman Group, which produces vehicles under license by Mazda, Isuzu and Mitsubishi, and the Iran Tractor...


(Video) The HighWire -- The Brave Ones and the Fight for Truth against Vaccinations Operation Disclosure

Streamed live on Sep 20, 2018


The book by JB Handley they dont want you to read; Jenny McCarthys fight for truth; RFK Jr., along with Rolf Hazlehurst, reveal unprecedented fraud in the Department of Justice that could save future generations.


Anna Von Reitz -- For those Just Now Awakening Operation Disclosure

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

For Those Just Now Awakening

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Remember when you were a teenager? How obnoxious you could be and often were?

Oh, yes, you knew everything and your parents knew nothing.

It was all so easy to take in at a glance, with no work and no thought and no effort on your part.

And of course, you were more than willing to blow off your mouth on any subject and present yourself as an expert.

Unfortunately, the "American Awakening Experience" goes through the same awkward, scary, stupid stage.

When people first Wake Up and realize that all is not Yankee Doodle, Fun, and Roses, their almost universal response is:

1. Fear. What does this mean? Where are we? What's going to happen? Who is in control? (During this stage people feel panicked, alarmed, insecure, paranoid, like they want to bolt into the bushes, but most are sensible enough to know that there is nowhere to run.)

2. Anger. Who the hell is responsible for this? Who are all these people? Who or what is trying to harm me and my family and my country? Well, whoever it is, I want a piece! (During this stage people are in a rage. They feel betrayed, They want someone to pay for this mess. They want the guilty parties lined up in front of a firing squad.)

3. Cold Resolve. Whatever needs to be done, I am going to do it. I don't know what exactly to do, but, whatever it is, I am going to do it. (During this stage, people are calm, but still running around doing this and that on a hit or miss basis, not connected with others of like-mind, but beginning to search.) ...


The Era of Celebrity Influence Is Over Humans Are Free

If you were paying attention, and if you were able to be honest with yourself, you noticed something very interesting happen during the 2016 election. Celebrities became totally irrelevant.

by Tiffany FitzHenry

Right before our eyes, these once walking, talking, receptacles of global influence became a silly, powerless, feckless, impotent, frustrated, angry, little, mob. And we had a front row seat to all of it.

We watched, in real-time, as their worst nightmare came true; we completely stopped caring about them. And our ambivalence is clearly their kryptonite.

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Anna Von Reitz -- Note to the Rest of the World Operation Disclosure

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Note to the Rest of the World:

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

No, we did not leave you behind or adrift or struggling all by yourselves.

The Megalomaniacs who set this System up abused our Copyright Office, our Patent Office, and our Trademark Office to accomplish all this fraud against living people.

That means that with the Delegated Powers returned to us fair and square, we are now able to sort through and return the purloined intellectual property to the actual owners.

Please be aware that this was all done by British Territorial United States operatives and Bar Association Members ---- not by our actual American Government and certainly not by the American States or People.

We have no interest in keeping anything that isn't ours and will rest easier when all the other countries are properly back on the map and all the other people are in full possession and enjoyment of their Good Names and assets, too.

Each country is responsible for making its own correction in terms of correcting its own public records, restoring its own lawful government, and resolving its own "national debt" once it has access to its "national credit". And, obviously, each country will need to address their own banks and guilty bankers and politicians.

Most of the original Plotters are long dead, so there is no direct satisfaction possible, but we can fully expose who they were and what they did and we can guard our countries from ever being afflicted by such parasites again.

We will assist to the extent we can and stand with and stand by all the other people who have been impoverished and defrauded by these monsters in suits.


The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy Dissident Voice

The modern art world is filled with pranks and pranksters, the clowns who have decided that play counts for art.  Brattish artists foist a range of projects and conceptual themes upon art galleries who, foolishly, see emperors decked in the finest wear. They refuse to consider that the wear is absent, an expensive mirage that tells to an old tale of the imperial ruler without clothes.

This is a world of transaction, appearance and display, based on conceit and seduction, the toying by the super star artist of the necessarily gullible, and the acceptance on their part they are bearing witness to the exceptional.  When Banksys Girl with Balloon was shredded at Sothebys (a sort of art styled seppuku), it was subsequently, and all too quickly, transformed into Love is in the Bin.  Technicians in the room did not seem too fussed by the occurrence, and diligently went about their business of retouching the new piece for the market amidst nervous laughter and much tittering.  Banksys own company Pest Control granted the work a new certificate. Another prank had been played.

The anonymous woman who had initially bid for the previous painting at the point of shredding found herself in raptures, but had to play along as initially shocked.  (She may well have been, but this posture seemed distinctly contrived.)  The 1,042,000 was well spent, thank you very much.   When the hammer came down last week and the work was shredded, I was at first shocked, but gradually I began to realise that I would end up with my own piece of art history, came the observation from the buyer.

Marketing executive Stephanie Fielding feels that Sothebys would have been in on it.  One would hope in an age of security consciousness they would have known that such a contraption was inside the artwork.  Sothebys did little to dispel this notion, boasting that the new work had been created in our salesroom, and was the first work in history ever created during a live auction.  Its employees also added to the tattle, a layering of playfulness.  I dont think we knew, came the guarded receptionist, but were not allowed to say anymore.

Put another way, in an age constipated by its preoccupation with health and safety mania, Banksy would never have been able to pull this off without collaborating insiders and complicit agents.  Not that it convinces the likes of photographer Matteo Perazzo, who clings, charmingly, to the...


You can be sure Hillary is getting extremely nervous as US midterm election polls tighten Signs of the Times

In case you haven't been paying attention, the Republicans are going to remain in control of both the House and the Senate in a couple of weeks. Since their flawless victory over the Democrats in the fight to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the Republican base is more energized now than at any point since November 2016. They say pictures are worth a thousand words... so, here's one. And if you don't think the person that is most worried about this picture is Hillary Clinton, then you haven't been paying attention. But, to get to Hillary, I'll have to connect a few dots.


Study Finds that Sea Snails Will Dissolve Within Our Oceans, As They Become More Acidic Awareness Act

As the ocean becomes more and more acidic, the way of life for all marine animals is changing. These little snails are in for much more than they might realize.

Shelled marine creatures, according to a recent study, might be in more danger than youd think. Researchers from several different Universities in the UK and in Japan worked together to assess the impact of rising carbon dioxide levels on their shells and found that a negative impact would ensue. The thickness of their shells was going down and through this, the structure was weakening.

The abstract of this study goes as follows:

Ocean acidification is expected to negatively impact many calcifying marine organisms by impairing their ability to build their protective shells and skeletons, and by causing dissolution and erosion. Here we investigated the large predatory triton shell gastropod Charonia lampas in acidified conditions near CO2 seeps off Shikine-Jima (Japan) and compared them with individuals from an adjacent bay with seawater pH at present-day levels (outside the influence of the CO2 seep). By using computed tomography we show that acidification negatively impacts their thickness, density, and shell structure, causing visible deterioration to the shell surface. Periods of aragonite undersaturation caused the loss of the apex region and exposing body tissues. While gross calcification rates were likely reduced near CO2 seeps, the corrosive effects of acidification were far more pronounced around the oldest parts of the shell. As a result, the capacity of C. lampas to maintain their shells under ocean acidification may be strongly driven by abiotic dissolution and erosion, and not under biological control of the calcification process. Understanding the response of marine calcifying organisms and their ability to build and maintain their protective shells and skeletons will be important for our understanding of future marine ecosystems.

Basically, they are in danger and as these levels rise their shells will begin disappearing. Many fish or marine animals with shells might see this kind of change depending on which part of the ocean they are in. These effects are based on increased stress that comes from the pH levels in the water being too low.

Dr. Ben Harvey assistant Professor from the Shimoda Marine Research Center told Science Daily as follows:

Ocean acidification is a clear threat to marine life, acting as a stressor for many marine animals. Here we found that the ability of the triton shells to produce and maintain their shells was hindered by ocean acidification, with th...


Stop Lying to Yourself, You Need Someone Who Is Going to Be There For You Awareness Act

As human beings, we tend to settle far more often than we should both in life and in love. We let other people walk all over us and we dont put ourselves first in the ways that we SHOULD.

You should never let someone walk all over you. We are only in this world for a short period of time and we need to be making the most of it while we can. YOU are the only person that gets to decide where your life takes you. You deserve someone who will be by your side through all of the shit life throws your way. You should NEVER let someone who cuts you down stick around.

People who only wish to benefit off of our existence and refuse to offer forth any effort do not deserve a place in our lives. If someone is going to milk you for all you have you need to stop letting them. There have to be lines drawn and boundaries set. In this world, there are far more people wishing to do harm to others than there are those that do good.

If you are someone that is constantly helping others you need to know when to retreat. Being kind and generous will only get you so far. Sure, there is nothing wrong with being there for the people who need you but dont be there for those who would not be there for you. You should not be putting your all into people who dont really give a shit about you.

People who only come around when they need something from you are only throwing you bite-sized pieces of what they have to offer. They will never commit to you in the ways you will to them. We meet a lot of temporary people in this life and you cannot avoid it. Knowing how to cut them out of your life is one of the most important things you can learn.

Some people only want to be around you to use you. They want to take and take but are never willing to give. These kinds of people are the kinds of people we should all be doing our best to stay away from. Surround yourself with people who genuinely care for you. Find people that are there for you in your hardest hours and by your side when you really need them. Those are the people you need to be around.

Learning how to turn people away and closing yourself off a bit wont be easy but it will be one of the best things you ever accomplish. This is something that will open so many doors for you because it promotes a positive environment. Sure, sometimes we go through things and need to be patient in order to get out on the other side but that is no excuse for when it comes to letting others treat us like shit.

This is your life, go live it. Do whatever you want and be whoever you want. You do not have to answer to those who are only holding you back.

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"Dietary Scientists, Make Up Your Minds!" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Dietary Scientists, Make Up Your Minds!"
by Tom Purcell

"According to a recent study published in the journal Alcoholism, low-level alcohol use one or two snorts of hooch on occasion may benefit cardiovascular disease, but it increases the risk of cancer. To which I respond: Oh, cmon! I dont know if our scientists have noticed, but our country is politically and culturally divided. Our people are agitated and angry. Lifes simple pleasures are among the few things about which we have any consensus these days. Yet for years, our simple pleasures have been under scientific assault.

Back in the 90s, a series of alarming reports told us that movie-theater popcorn would congest our arteries worse than eating Crisco right out of the can. Then we learned that Chinese food would fatten us, and that a hearty fast-food breakfast could be so risky we might not make it to lunch. For years, we were told that red meat is bad for our hearts. But now, were being told that it is also causing climate change so we need to start eating bugs instead!

Look, too few Americans are aware of where our food comes from and what is in it which partly helps explain our obesity epidemic. But its awfully frustrating that our scientists cant seem to make up their minds. For years, they told us coffee was bad for us before deciding that, in moderation, it stimulates our arteries, and protects against Parkinsons disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Coffee certainly makes my noggin sharper as the workday begins!



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The Poet: Stephen LevineHalf Life Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Half Life

"We walk through half our life
as if it were a fever dream,
barely touching the ground,
our eyes half open,
our heart half closed.

Not half knowing who we are,
we watch the ghost of us drift
from room to room,
through friends and lovers
never quite as real as advertised.

Not saying half we mean
or meaning half we say,
we dream ourselves
from birth to birth
seeking some true self.

Until the fever breaks
and the heart can not abide
a moment longer
as the rest of us awakens,
summoned from the dream,
not half caring for anything but love."

~ Stephen Levine


"Focusing On the Present: How to Release Regrets and Anxieties" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Focusing On the Present:
 How to Release Regrets and Anxieties"
by Melissa Chu

If you are depressed you are living in the past. 
If you are anxious you are living in the future. 
If you are at peace you are living in the present.
 - Lao Tzu

"Each and every one of us has two lives. Throughout our existence, we experience both simultaneously. Sometimes, both lives are aligned. Other times, they are worlds apart. They are our outer lives and our inner lives.

Our outer lives reflect where we are physically: sitting at a desk facing a computer, walking along a trail, or eating a weekday dinner at home. A quick glance is all it takes for someone to see the current state of your outer life. Our inner lives, though, are where our thoughts, pains, and desires exist. While we might be at work or spending time with family, our minds are floating somewhere else. We could be fixated on a traumatic incident or worrying about an undesirable fate. From looking at someone, it would be difficult to observe their inner state.

To be sure, reflecting on the past or worrying about the future are regular, normal activities. In some cases, doing so can be helpful in decision-making. But when our thoughts are so far r...


The New York Times is cutting its online price, but theres a catch Fast Company

The $12.99/month package bundles online access to the Times with nearly unlimited e-books, audiobooks, and other material from Scribd.

With 3.8 million subscribers2.9 million paying just for digital accessthe New York Times has been one of the early success stories for paywalls, which partly or completely limit access to non-subscribers. Now its sweetening the deal to keep growing, by bundling its Basic Digital Access subscription with the e-book and audiobook service Scribd, for a $12.99 month-to-month fee (after a 30-day free trial).

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The Dark Story Behind 'Man-Made Global Warming,' Those Who Created It - And Why Signs of the Times

The recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise. Mainstream media is predictably retailing various panic scenarios "predicting" catastrophic climate change because of man-made emissions of Greenhouse Gases, especially CO2, if drastic changes in our lifestyle are not urgently undertaken. There is only one thing wrong with all that. It's based on fake science and corrupted climate modelers who have reaped by now billions in government research grants to buttress the arguments for radical change in our standard of living. We might casually ask "What's the point?" The answer is not positive. The South Korea meeting of the UN IPCC discussed measures needed, according to their computer models, to limit global temperature rise tobelow 1.5 Centigrade above levels of the pre-industrial era. One of the panel members and...

SOTT FOCUS: The Dark Story Behind 'Man-Made Global Warming', Those Who Created it - And Why Signs of the Times

The recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise. Mainstream media is predictably retailing various panic scenarios "predicting" catastrophic climate change because of man-made emissions of Greenhouse Gases, especially CO2, if drastic changes in our lifestyle are not urgently undertaken. There is only one thing wrong with all that. It's based on fake science and corrupted climate modelers who have reaped by now billions in government research grants to buttress the arguments for radical change in our standard of living. We might casually ask "What's the point?" The answer is not positive. The South Korea meeting of the UN IPCC discussed measures needed, according to their computer models, to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5 Centigrade above levels of the pre-industrial era. One of the panel members and...


Stephen Hawking's newly published essays reveal dark prediction: Wealthy will create 'superhuman race' Signs of the Times

A collection of newly published essays written by Stephen Hawking before his death reveal the iconic physicist believed wealthy people could create a new race of "superhumans" by editing their children's DNA. The collection of articles and essays, which has appeared in part in the Sunday Times, will be published in their entirety as a book called: 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions', due to be released on October 16. Hawking, who died in March, writes that he is sure breakthroughs in genetic engineering will allow people to create a superhuman race within this century. He also predicted that while laws will try to prevent it, the rich and greedy will be unable to resist the temptation.


""Never Forget..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Take risks! That is really what life is about. We must pursue our own happiness. Nobody has ever lived our lives; there are no guidelines. Trust your instincts. Accept nothing but the best. But then also look for it carefully. Don't allow it to slip between your fingers. Sometimes, good things come to us in a such a quiet fashion. And nothing comes complete. It is what we make of whatever we encounter that determines the outcome. What we choose to see, what we choose to save. And what we choose to remember. Never forget that all the love in your life is there, inside you, always."
- Linda Olsson


Humanity 2.0?! The transhumanism agenda has gone totally mainstream Signs of the Times

Mel here. This is a rant but I couldn't help it. This is happening. First it was occult, then science fiction and fringe, and now transhumanism has gone totally mainstream. That's the level that we're at now, all by design. And the system is acting like we don't really have a choice... but we do.


"Considering Others: Reaffirming Our Integrity" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Considering Others: Reaffirming Our Integrity"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"Every thought we think and every action we take has an impact on the world around us. Every thought we think and every action we take has an impact on the world around us. To be aware of this is to be conscious of our impact on the people in our lives. Sometimes we just want to do what we want to do, but considering the full ramifications of our actions can be an important part of our spiritual growth and awareness. At first, being more conscious requires effort, but once we have made it a habit, it becomes second nature. The more we practice this awareness of others, the more we find ourselves in easy alignment with our integrity.

Our thoughts are an important place to begin this practice because our thoughts are the seeds of our actions. It is not necessary or beneficial to obsessively monitor all our thoughts, but we can perhaps choose one thought or action per day and simply notice if we are in alignment with this experience of integrity. For example, we may find ourselves replaying a negative encounter with someone in our minds. We may think that this doesn't affect the person about whom we are thinking, but the laws of energy tell us that it does. When we hold someone negatively in our minds, we risk trapping them in negativity. If we were this person, we might wish for forgiveness and release. We can offer this by simply letting go of the negative thought and replacing it with a wish for healing on that person's behalf.

With regar...


Robert Steele: Did Zionists Execute King Salman and MBS and Set the Khashoggi Killing Up? Is Donald Trump Extorting Saudis for Trillions? UPDATE 2 Jersey Girls Call It Public Intelligence Blog

Robert David STEELE Vivas

I have just been informed that both King Salman and MBS were executed back in April, and two pretenders have been leading the US and others on.

With all due regard for Mike Pompeo, I suspect he has no idea who he met with. HOWEVER, I strongly believe that Senator Graham Born Again Lindseys call for the end of MBS not normal at all is a sign that both Pompeo and Lindsey know MBS is dead and are going through the  motions.

I do not have any more information but speculate that this was a Zionist-led coup and that the Zionists may have set the Khashoggi killing up to help the US loot the Saudi wealth now on deposit in the USA and score some major points with President Trump to stave off denuclearization. I have no direct knowledge.  Thought this was worthy of sharing.


Berto Jongman: Moon of Alabama Perspective on Khashoggi Case (PBI: CIAs Greatest False Flag Entrapment to Support USAs Greatest Heist?) UPDATE 1


Robert David STEELE Vivas



America Is Authoritarian by Design Truthdig RSS

So often, underlying structures and institutions of oppression escape serious scrutiny amid our countrys most high-profile political dramas. Take the recent conviction of Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer caught on tape four years ago firing 16 shots into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

From its soul-numbing kill tape to McDonalds family shown and quoted repeatedly across local media, the trials coverage took on an almost theatrical tone. We heard from the victims family members, the officers wife, and the activists celebrating the verdict in the streets. Television cameras zoomed in on the sorry face of the sad killer, right up to the moment he was led out of court as a convicted murderer.

Largely left unsaid was how Van Dykes crime was merely a rippleif an especially provocative onein a deep sea of racial oppression engulfing Chicago and the nation as a whole.

Before the trial concluded, a veteran Chicago activist and radical commentator told me hed heard that Van Dyke will be thrown to the mob as a kind of token to pacify the citys black population and take the heat off a racist police state. Indeed, the danger of the McDonald-Van Dyke drama and its guilty verdict is that it will function as a safety valve, helping the city and nations entrenched racist patterns and institutions maintain their legitimacy, helping spread the illusion that the system works.

But it doesnt work for millions of disproportionately poor black people. Ask the families of Milton Hall, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Rekia Boyd, Sandra Bland and the growing list of mostly young African-Americans unjustly killed by American police officers and prison and security guardsall on tape. Ask the hundreds of black Chicagoans who have been terrorized into signing forced confessions for crimes they didnt commit. Ask the many thousands of black people serving long sentences in Illinois prisons after they were convicted for drug crimesthe type of crimes that whites commit more frequently and without remotely comparable rates of...


Fate of troubled Karuturi to be known December RSS feed from

16 Oct 2018 | NationKenya's Court of Appeal is in December expected to determine if Karuturi will pay Sh1.8 billion contested debt to Stanbic Bank before the dispute before High Court is determined.


China hungers for Brazil's grain RSS feed from

01 Oct 2018 | Global FinanceChinese producers in Brazil should not export soybeans to China, but chicken, says former Minister of Agriculture Roberto Rodrigues, now director of the FGV Agribusiness Center


County government denies leasing Yala swamp to West Kenya Sugar Company RSS feed from

11 Oct 2018 | KNASiaya county government has not surrendered the Yala swamp to a private sugar milling company as alleged by a section of the media, the county director of communications, Jerry Ochieng has said.


"The Test of a Civilized Society" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Test of a Civilized Society"
The Quality That Makes Some Societies Rise -
 and Others (Like America) Collapse
by Umair Haque

"A strange, sad, and beautiful thing happened today. I will struggle to express it well, so forgive me. Still, I want to share it with you. I was in my perfect little world - the quiet, tiny street where I go to have coffee every day, and think my thoughts, in peace and solitude, just standing there, watching the tourists browse the shops, crowd the cafe, laughing as they stroll. A man walked by me, limping, disheveled. Id seen him before, shuffling slowly by. A refugee of some kind. I saw him sit in a chair outside one of the restaurants, barely noticing, really, and went back, to thinking about the economy the world, big and abstract things.

I sipped my coffee slowly, and the minutes went by - who can say how many? Time slips by, when Im alone, lost in thought. I looked up at again. Something was wrong. There was the same man, only now he had collapsed, one leg at a wrong angle, on the cobblestones, just in front of the barbershop, from which the barbers had run, and were trying to rouse him. I frowned. Was he drunk? High? Its not unusual. But they looked concerned, in a different way. Alarmed. Maybe panicked. One of them picked up his phone.

Two paramedics on bicycles sped by me. They dashed to the fallen man. One ripped open the mans shirt, and started pumping his chest. The other took out a portable defibrillator, and charged it. Clear! They shocked him. One looked at the other, and shook her head. No success. The first one started doing CPR again. The other, worry on her face, sp...


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

Oh, we're well past "jeopardy"...


Migrant Money Could be Keeping Nicaraguas Uprising Alive The Fifth Column

Nicaragua (Conversation) Protesting is now illegal in Nicaragua, according to President Daniel Ortega.

The Central American country has been embroiled in deadly political turmoil for months. Demonstrations that began in April against an unpopular social security reform quickly transformed into a broader movement aimed at ousting Ortega, Nicaraguas authoritarian president.

Up to 450 people have since been killed, including a 16-year-old boy caught in the crossfire between government forces and demonstrators on Sept. 23.

The growing number of protesters arrested and charged with terrorism led the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to call on Ortega to stop what they called his governments illegal detentions.

Instead, the president in late September banned protests entirely. Thity-eight Nicaraguans were arrested on Oct. 14 for planning to march against their government.

Ortegas rise to power

Ortega, a former revolutionary leftist who ruled Nicaragua in the 1980s, returned to office in 2007. Over the past 11 years, he has grown ever more autocratic, abolishing presidential term limits, enriching his family and restricting civil liberties.

The common wisdom is that Ortega enjoyed such a long and, until now, uncontested reign because Nicaraguas economy boomed under his stewardship, in part due to cheap and plentiful oil supplied by Hugo Chvez.

According to this theory, the growth allowed his government to pay for extensive anti-poverty programs, earning him widespread popularity...


No, Facebook is NOT Private Their Censorship Arm is Government Funded Humans Are Free

Facebook is not private. They are partnered with a NATO backed think tank to censor their platform that is funded by the US government.

by Matt Agorist

Facebook is a private company and can delete any pages they want, has been repeated ad nauseam since Alex Jones was wiped from its platform. While it is certainly true that a private company can and should be able to choose who they associate with, the idea that Facebook is private is not accurate.

For this reason, the recent purge of hundreds of alternative media sites, including the Free Thought Project, was not only questionable, but unconstitutional.

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A youth camp worker among seven men arrested looking for underage sex, cops say Signs of the Times

They showed up at parking lots and Racetrac gas stations around Volusia County, cops said, looking for the sex promised them by teenagers they found on the internet. Instead, seven men found handcuffs and were arrested after the Volusia County Sheriff's Office's "Operation Unlawful Attraction" sting operation. Undercover detectives posed as 14- and 15-year-olds willing to meet for sex. The seven, who were arrested from Wednesday to Sunday, represent a variety of vocations, among them youth camp maintenance worker, in-home care nurse, barber, mechanic.


"$1.4 Million Right Into the Shredder" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"$1.4 Million Right Into the Shredder"
by Bill Bonner

"Where the remote Bermudas ride
In th oceans bosom unespyd
,From a small boat, that rowd along,
The listning winds receivd this song.
What should we do but sing his praise 
That led us through the watry maze
Unto an isle so long unknown,
And yet far kinder than our own? []
Thus sung they in the English boat
An holy and a cheerful note
,And all the way, to guide their chime,
With falling oars they kept the time.
Bermudas, Andrew Marvell

HAMILTON, BERMUDA "The English came here by accident, shipwrecked in the 17th century. We came on purpose to attend an investment conference. More on that as the week moves along. In the meantime

Weak Bounce: Fridays bounce in U.S. stocks prove...


Climate change could double the cost of your beer RSS feed from

Can barley cope with the arid conditions of the future?


Growing Up With Plenty of Books Could Give You An Advantage With These 3 Life Skills Awareness Act

While it is common knowledge that reading can be a powerful learning tool, we may have been underestimating its power in our development. If youre someone that prefers books over television you might be better off than you think.

A recent study has found that those who read during their adolescent years enhance their adult literacy skills, numeracy skills, and technology skills. Immersing yourself in those books really might have made a lasting impact on your later educational standing. For this study, a group of researchers used data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies also known as the PIAAC. This for those who might not know was a survey that holds data collected from 31 different countries around the world.

The abstract of this study goes as follows:

A growing body of evidence supports the contention of scholarly culture theory that immersing children in book-oriented environments benefits their later educational achievement, attainment, and occupational standing. These findings have been interpreted as suggesting that book-oriented socialization, indicated by home library size, equips youth with life-long tastes, skills, and knowledge. However, to date, this has not been directly assessed. Here, we document advantageous effects of scholarly culture for adult literacy, adult numeracy, and adult technological problem-solving. Growing up with home libraries boosts adult skills in these areas beyond the benefits accrued from parental education or own educational or occupational attainment. The effects are log-linear, with greatest returns to the growth in smaller libraries. Our evidence comes from regressions with balanced repeated replicate weights estimated on data from 31 societies which participated in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) between 2011 and 2015.

They found that the greater the number of books the higher proficiencies. These results are quite impressive. Teens with lower levels of secondary education that came from book filled homes were just as literate and progressed as university graduates were when it really came down to things.

Dr. Joanna Sikora from the Australian National University who worked on the study told The Guardian as follows:

As expected, respondents education, occupational status, and reading activities at home are strong predictors of superior literacy nearly everywhere, but respondents clearly benefit from adolescent exposure to books above and beyond these effects. Early exposure to books in [the] parental home matters becau...


Scientists Explain What Sitting Too Long Actually Does to Your Body Awareness Act

It is estimated that the average American spends a total of 13 hours seated every day when one considers time sitting at work as well as at home in front of the computer, television or game system. Not only are we letting life pass us by, but there are serious health risks associated with this type of sedentary lifestyle. Sitting too long may actually lead to an early death.

That may seem like an extreme statement, but researchers and scientists are warning that the risk couldnt be truer. The increased amount of time we are spending inactive has the medical community worried.

Research is showing links between sedentary lifestyles and diabetes, several types of cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, stated Jane Payfer, Vice President of Marketing at Ergotron, Inc., a company dedicated to providing ergonomic products. There is a significant opportunity for people to change their behavior in the workplace and for corporations to change their cultures. Standing increases energy, burns extra calories, tones muscles, improves posture, increases blood flow, reduces blood sugar levels and ramps up metabolism. Frequently overlooked, standing more is the simplest, easiest change someone can make.

Still unclear about the risks? Here are 12 science-backed reasons why sitting too long is harmful to your body:

#1 Shorten Lifespan

Lets start off with the most urgent reason why you may want to get up and moving more often. A new study revealed the frightening fact that sitting too long may actually be shortening your lifespan. Impacting the function of many of the bodys vital organs, it increases the risk of major disease and early death. So, getting up and moving may actually be a matter of saving your life!

#2 Weight Gain

While too much sitting doesnt directly cause you to gain weight, it does rob you of the necessary physical activity to avoid it. The longer that you sit either at the office or in front of your tv or computer at home, the less physical activity you are fitting into your day. As a result, you arent burning the calories that you are consuming, allowing your body to store the excess as fat deposits instead. Even more concerning, sitting for extremely long periods of time may even counteract the effects of working out, meaning that a 1-hour workout at lunch may not be enough. Regular short moments of activity throughout the day are recommended.



Prepare for the All-Consuming Love of Venus In Scorpio Awareness Act

One of the more commonly recognized planetary influences, many of us are aware that the planet Venus is associated with the energy of love and romance. However, just how much influence does it maintain over that area of our lives? As Venus moves into Scorpio, the intensity it is about to bring will leave little to question.

The planet Venus is often referred to as The Planet of Love and Money, its reach influencing not only the romantic love that we share with others but any situation in our lives that brings pleasure. This includes the meaningful friendships that we develop, luxury possessions such as a beautiful home, expensive car or elaborate jewelry, and great food and drink. If it triggers feelings of pleasure and happiness within your heart, then it can be affected by the influence of Venus.

As the planet makes its way through the zodiac, a process that takes around 2 years in total, it will spend anywhere from 23 days to a little over 2 years in any one sign. During this time, its focus will be narrowed by the strengths of the sign that it is currently associated with. In this way, it drives us to seek pleasure in the various areas of our lives. This can either empower us in a positive way, motivating us to establish deeper, more meaningful connections and taking the steps necessary to pursue the things we desire, or it can tear us down by triggering harmful or toxic responses to lifes influences.

With Venus currently in Scorpio, this concept is more important than ever. Scorpio is known for its mystery and passion, but when the passion of Scorpio collides with that of Venus, its a force to be reckoned with. Understanding this energy will empower you to harness it and propel yourself forward in a powerful way, however, failure to keep it in check may result in trouble in paradise.

If youve ever identified as a romantic, prepare for these thoughts to dominate your mind. On one hand, you will dream of finding that special someone and riding off into the sunset for your happily-ever-after, however, on the other hand, you will long for so much more. You want a deep, physical connection, seeking true passion and intense intimacy. You dont just want to like someone, you want to crave them, to need them in your life. This kind of love can sweep you off your feet, causing you to forget about everything else in your life, but when left to spin out of control it can reach the point of total obsession.

Take some time to step back and look at your relationships carefully. Are you blind to your partners flaws simply because you are so obsessed with the physical connection that you share? If so, know that you are not alon...


Venezuela drops US dollar in response to 'insane imperialism', will use euro for international transactions Signs of the Times

Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar, with all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market to be made in euro, Tareck El Aissami, the country's Vice President for Economy, announced. The sanctions, recently introduced by Washington against Caracas, "block the possibility of continuing to trade using the US dollar on the Venezuelan exchange market," El Aissami said, adding that the American restrictions were "illegal and against international law." The American "financial blockade" of Venezuela affects both the country's public and private sectors, including pharmacy and agriculture, and shows "just how far the imperialism can go in its madness," the vice president said.


9 "Proud Boys" Charged By NYPD After Being Ambushed By Antifa NPC Mob Qntra

Following a GOP event in Manhattan, 9 members of Vice media founder Gavin McInnes's "Proud Boys" alt-Right fan club are facing assault charges after they were ambushed leaving the event (archived). The NYPD provided and enforced seperate egress paths from the event for Antifa NPC mobs and other parties in attendance. Six antifa aggressors doubled back along the other route after exiting the high density police zone waylaying the group of 9 Proud Boys, impeding their travel, and initating violence. The Proud Boys successfully defended themselves in the encounter.

Pantsuit media raised hell framing the event as a "white supremacist" attack on the part of the largely hispanic group of Proud Boys leading to arrests, charges, and what will surely be a very expensive ordeal for New York Pantsuits. Members of the defeated Antifa NPC Mob are not cooperating with police for reasons.


Queen fondly recalls Bengal famine Signs of the Times

Following news reports that Yemen could be facing one of the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition are to continue, Queen Elizabeth II could not help but reminisce about her younger days during a similar period in history - the Bengal famine. Occasionally looking up from the newspaper's horrific imagery of starving Yemeni children, the Queen stared out her Buckingham Palace window in remembrance of the early 1940s, when her father, then King, was emperor of India. "I wonder if daddy felt any empathy when all those Indians died," she asked herself, referring to her father King George VI who sat at the throne while Britain implemented a series of measures to ensure the death of some 3 million human beings. "Winston sure hated them; I remember him saying once that they were a beastly people with a beastly religion and that the famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits. I wonder what he would say about this Yemen lot".


Catastrophic geological events could have created evolutionary bottlenecks Signs of the Times

Evidence that catastrophic geological events could have created evolutionary bottlenecks that changed the course of life on Earth may be buried within ancient rocks beneath our feet. There is a 700-million year gap in Earth's history, and in that time one of the most transformative events happened: life appeared. This missing epoch could hold not just the secret of humanity's first ancestor, but could guide our search for life on other planets. To this end a recent paper, published in the scientific journal Astrobiology, tries to bring the worlds of geology and chemistry together by laying out what Earth's ancient geology tells us about when life began on the planet, and how geological constraints - such as those caused by an asteroid impact or evolutionary bottlenecks - can be used to vet the different theories about the evolution of life. "Geologists have only weakly constrained the time when the Earth became habitable and the later time when life actually existed to the long...


Hummingbird hawk-moths on video Dear Kitty. Some blog

2018 is a good hummingbird hawk-moth autumn in the Netherlands.

The video is by Gerrit Stronks Aalten, Marieke Vinckers, Silas van Brakel, Erik de Rijke, Lieke Kortenhorst, Hilde Bronder and Marloes Lunenborg.


Is The Blue Wave Actually a Crime Wave? The Daily Sheeple

The recently reported:

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said last week that illegal immigrants who are not eligible to vote in elections will be a part of Democrats promised blue wave in this Novembers midterm elections.

Just listen:

The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American. It is white. It is Latino. It is Asian-Pacific Islander. It is disabled, it is differently abled. It is LGBTQ. It is law enforcement. It is veterans, Abrams said.

It is made up of those whove been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented, she added.

Undocumented? Isnt that another way of saying illegal?

Perhaps she is referring to what many of the lawless in America are calling the undocumented productive citizenswellexcept they arent citizens?

So just what kind of movement is this blue wave?

You see, until the illegal immigrant is an American, by legal definition they have broken the laws of the land, making them a criminal, and thereby forfeiting their rights to liberty in America.

But criminally entering America is not their only crime.  Before any illegal alien receives his/her first paycheck or cash payment the potential of at least 28 crimes will be committed by him/her.

For example:

1. Conspiring to cross the border illegally. (1 count)

2. Hiring a coyote or a drug cartel for guided passage into the USA. (1 count)

3. Crossing the border with a coyote and in many cases smuggling drugs. (1 count)

4. Traveling, illegally, to their destination or to a destination determined by their smuggler. (1 count)



London Grenfell disaster poisoned soil Dear Kitty. Some blog

Local residents joined the FBU/Justice for Grenfell march last June soil in the area around the Grenfell Tower has been found to be toxic

From daily News Line in Britain:

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Take action over toxins around Grenfell Tower Lords

WHAT steps will they take in response to concerns over the level of toxins found at the Grenfell Tower site and calls for survivors, firefighters and local residents to undergo immediate tests to monitor any damage to their DNA? Labour peer Lord Kennedy of Southwark asked in the House of Lords yesterday.

He asked Lord OShaughnessy, Under Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who claimed that a DNA test cannot be used to determine if those who were exposed to contaminant suffered any damage.

Lord Kennedy pressed about a report by Professor Anna Stec, a world leader on toxicology, which exposed the fact that after the fire the soil around the area around Grenfell Tower was contaminated. Kennedy said: Can he then confirm if it is true or not that Professor Anna Stec did privately urge Public Health England and the Department of Health to organise a range of tests to ensure a potential health risk, to be properly assessed and Public Health England decided not to do that until on receipt of Professor Stecs report which we expect sometime next year.

Is he also aware of what is now being called the Grenfell Cough which Professor Stec has said seems to indicate a high level of contaminates? OShaughnessy claimed that levels of asbestos and other contaminates in the air are not above average for London.

Baroness Williams of Trafford interjected: The concentration has been on the effects of the cladding of the tower, does the Lord appreciate that there are thousands and I mean thousands of chemicals involved in furniture and furnishings bei...


SOTT FOCUS: 'Dangerous Dehumanization' And The NPC Meme Signs of the Times

Have you ever been called a Russian bot or a "sock puppet?" I know I have. Of course, I just have to shrug it off and get back to my life. No sense in trying to focus on it, and feeding the trolls is always a bad idea but apparently, in light of the NPC (non-player character) meme becoming so widespread, Twitter has decided that this sort of "dehumanization" can actually lead to "world harm." Go figure, they didn't seem to have any problem when it was just folks like me being dehumanized, but now it's an issue so great it could literally cause the whole world grievous harm. If you're not familiar with gaming culture, a bit of an explanation is in order. NPCs or "non-player characters" are the background in a game. They only have a set of pre-programmed responses to choose from and their activities are limited to pre-programmed sets of actions. An example from Existenz, one of my favorite films by David Cronenberg, occurs "in-game" when the game designer Allegra Gellar asks NPC...


Psychopath: Israeli policewoman suspected of shooting & seriously injuring Palestinian for fun Signs of the Times

A female officer with the Israeli border police has been arrested and charged with shooting a Palestinian "for no apparent reason." According to the court, she shot the man as a form of "entertainment." The incident took place in May, when the officer, who is around 20, was on duty at a West Bank checkpoint outside of Jerusalem. The situation was filmed by one of her colleagues on his phone. The footage shows the police officers shouting in Arabic at a Palestinian man to go away. Moments later, the Palestinian is shot in the back with a rubber bullet. The man reportedly suffered serious injuries in the incident, according to the Israeli media. However, his identity has not been established yet, and the police are still looking for him.


1,300 US Communities Have No Daily News Coverage As Newspaper Industry Continues Downward Spiral The Daily Sheeple

An estimated 1,300 U.S. communities have lost news coverage as the newspaper industry continues on its downward spiral, according to a study by the University of North Carolinas School of Media and Journalism released Monday.

The whole news food chain starts with daily newspapers, Seattle Times reporter Mike Rosenberg wrote on Twitter Tuesday in response to the study.

Roughly 20 percent of the countrys metro and community newspapers have stopped their presses or merged with other newspapers since 2004, according to Poynter. Thats a decrease from approximately 9,000 newspapers to a little more than 7,000.

Penelope Muse Abernathy directed the study and is the Knight chair in journalism and digital media economics at UNC.

Online news sites have cropped up to fill the gaps left by disappearing newspapers, but those sites often have trouble attracting funding or enough visitors to be self-sufficient,...


DNA Testing Reveal That The Aborigines Of Australia Have The Most Ancient Culture In The World TruthTheory

By Mayuk Saha

A study on genetics published in the journal Nature has proved that the Aborigines descended from people who migrated to Australia around 58,000 years ago. Titled A Genomic History of Aboriginal Australia, this is the first time that such a genetic study has been conducted. The results are ground breaking as they show that these ancestors make up the worlds oldest known culture.

Conducted at Cambridge University under the supervision of Professor Eske Willerslev, elders from the aboriginal tribes in Australia were also part of this team. Genetic sequencing with the genes of a number of Indigenous Australians and some natives of New Guinea extracted from their saliva was achieved. Prior to this, the same study had only been conducted on three people. The subjects in the study came from many places, some quite far from each other.

Earlier, experts did wonder if the recent generations of Indigenous communities had descended from the very first set of people to live in Australia. Their theories have now been confirmed. Being the most thorough study of its kinds, it has also proved that all of us are descended from the same group of ancestors who migrated out of Africa.
In Australia, this migration happened when the ancestors of the Papuans and the Aborigines moved along with others a little over 70,000 years ago. They then separated from that group some 14,000 years later and were most likely the first of our kind to make it across a large water body like an ocean. This group landed in Sahul, the landmass that broke into separate pieces to become the plac...


Smooth snake catches tail Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 11 October 2018 video is about a smooth snake which has fought with a lizard, but has caught only its tail.

Paul Peters made this video near Nijmegen city in the Netherlands.


You Are The Key A Message From Psilocybin Mushrooms Wake Up World

October 17th, 2018 By Juliet Tang Contributing writer for Wake Up World A New Paradigm The world is waking up. More and more of us around the globe are coming to the realization that there"s so much more to our lives than the ones we are currently leading. As we are going through our spiritual awakening, and []


American serviceman killed in Ukrainian Su-27 crash during NATO war games Signs of the Times

An American serviceman has been killed in a Su-27 fighter jet crash in Ukraine, Kiev's military prosecutor has confirmed. The jet was taking part in a military exercise with NATO. The Su-27 crashed during a simulated combat flight. The Ukrainian General Staff initially issued a statement on Facebook that mentioned the citizenships of the two pilots. "We regret to inform that according to the rescue team, the bodies of two pilots have been discovered: one is a serviceman of the Ukrainian Air Force, the other is a member of the US National Guard," it said.


Saudi regime murder, other crimes Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Media Praise for Saudi Crown Prince Turns to Fury After Jamal Khashoggis Disappearance

16 October 2018

Pundits are outraged over the disappearance and likely execution of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

But where was the outrage over the last three years as the Saudis obliterated Yemen and created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the EU and U.N.

The atrocious human rights record of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, known by his initials MBS, has not been a secret. But over the last year, media pundits were heaping praise on MBS as he toured the globe to promote his so-called reform movement and to attract international investors.

The Saudis problematic record on human rights has been evident for a while. Jamal Khashoggis disappearance is not an aberration. But MBSs brutality has now impacted a person that D.C. insiders and journalists all know, so theyre finally admitting what critics of MBS have warned about for years.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018



Trump dismisses financial interest claim in Saudi Arabia as 'fake news', but billions in weapons deals are at stake Signs of the Times

Donald Trump has dismissed as "fake news" that he has financial interests in Saudi Arabia, amid heated tensions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But there are billions of dollars tying Riyadh to Washington. "For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter)," the US president tweeted on Wednesday. The tweet comes after Trump sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh on Tuesday for a crisis meeting with the Saudi king Salman. The visit follows allegations that the kingdom sent a hit squad to Istanbul to either kill or kidnap Khashoggi, a critic of the regime who had been living in exile.


People With Creative Personalities Really Do See The World Differently TruthTheory

File 20170508 14398 ap0nxo.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1How do you see the world?


Luke Smillie, University of Melbourne and Anna Antinori, University of Melbourne

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something new, something different, something the artist saw that we did not?

As Pablo Picasso put it:

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.

The idea that some people see more possibilities than others is central to the concept of creativity.

Psychologists often measure creativity using divergent thinking tasks. These require you to generate as many uses as possible for mundane objects, such as a brick. People who can see numerous and diverse uses for a brick (say, a coffin for a Barbie doll funeral diorama) are rated as more creative than people who can only think of a few common uses (say, for building a wall).

The aspect of our personality that appears to drive our creativity is called openness to experience, or openness. Among the five major personality traits, it is openness that best predicts performance on divergent thinking tasks. Openness also predicts...


Khashoggi a critic of the Saudi regime? Only in western journalists' dreams Signs of the Times

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is. The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week has generated huge international publicity, but unsurprisingly, little in Saudi-controlled, Arab media. The Washington Post, for whom Khashoggi wrote, and other Western media, have kept the story alive, increasing the pressure on Riyadh to explain its role in the affair. It's been odd to read about Khashoggi in Western media. David Hirst in The Guardian claimed Khashoggi merely cared about absolutes such as "truth, democracy, and freedom". Human Rights Watch's director described him as representing "outspoken and critical journalism." But did he pursue those absolutes while working for Saudi princes?


Richard Branson recalls rock 'n roll days as gets Hollywood star - Thomson Reuters Foundation RSS feed from

Richard Branson recalls rock 'n roll days as gets Hollywood starThomson Reuters FoundationLOS ANGELES, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Tuesday recalled an era of sex, drugs, and rock'n roll as he added a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his list of accomplishments. Branson, 68, the maverick British ...and more 


Water spider video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 7 October 2018 video from Belarus is called Diving bell spider. Water spider. Argyroneta aquatica.


MPs too? Harassment of female lawmakers reportedly widespread in European parliaments Signs of the Times

Psychological pressure, sexual harassment and violence against female MPs and staffers are widespread in parliaments all across Europe, according to a new report by a Council of Europe body. A new study released on Tuesday by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) claims a vast majority of women working as lawmakers or as parliamentary staff are subject to "acts of sexism, abuse and violence." The report, based on anonymous testimonies of 123 women (81 MPs and 42 staff members) from 45 European countries, says it provides insight into the workplace culture in the continent's parliaments. Of all women interviewed, 47 percent said they had received threats of death, rape or beating. Roughly two-thirds of them acknowledged being the target of sexist comments relating to their appearance and gender stereotypes, while a quarter of respondents said they had experienced outright sexual violence.


As Far-Right Groups Incite Violence on Both Coasts, Officials Struggle to Respond Truthdig RSS

On the East and West coasts over the weekend, far-right demonstrators clashed with police and counterprotesters. These were the latest in a series of incidents that left local law enforcement officials unprepared to address the fallout.

In a highly publicized incident, nine members of the far-right group Proud Boys and three counterprotesters were arrested in a clash after a speech by Proud Boys leader Gavin McInnes at New Yorks Metropolitan Republican Club.

During his speech, McInnes waved a sword at anti-fascist protesters and celebrated the assassination of a socialist Japanese politician. [McInnes was] dressed up as the Japanese assassin who killed the politician, complete with glasses that made his eyes into a racist caricature of a Japanese persons eyes, according to the Daily Beast.

The incident, writers Kelly Weill and Will Sommer observe, highlights how the Proud Boys have managed to insinuate themselves with mainstream Republicans, even as they increasingly make the news for their violence.

Weill and Sommer continue:

<blockquote>Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart and Devin Nunes have posed for pictures with Proud Boys on the campaign trail. Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson posed in a Fox green room with two Proud Boys and Republican operative Roger Stone earlier this year.

Stone has himself taken steps to be initiated into the Proud Boys and made headlines in March, when he used the Proud Boys as a security force at the Dorchester Conference, a Republican event in Oregon. By then, the Proud Boys were already notorious in Oregon for a series of bloody Portland brawls.</blockquote>

A number of members of the Proud Boys are also in Patriot Prayer, another far-right group involved in clashes with protesters in Oregon this week. Members came to downtown Portland for a rally Saturday on one days notice. Billed as a march for law and order, it quickly escalated into bloody fights. According to Oregon Live, members of the militia and anti-fascist protesters used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other before riot police waded into the violence.

The incident made national headlines, but it wasnt the first time an extreme-right group incited violence in downtown Portland. In fact, during a similar rally in August, members of Patriot Prayer were stationed on top of a building with a cache of weapons, a fact that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler admitted only Monday, over two months later.

Wheeler told a news conference that before the start of the August rally, the Portland Police Bureau discovered individuals who positioned themselves on a rooftop parking...


US offers $10 mln for information leading to Mexican drug lord's arrest - Thomson Reuters Foundation RSS feed from

US offers $10 mln for information leading to Mexican drug lord's arrestThomson Reuters FoundationWASHINGTON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday announced a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of leading Mexico's powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which the Justice Department considers to ...and more 


Stormy Daniels' lawsuit gets tossed and Trump marks the occasion by referring to her as 'horseface' Signs of the Times

After a federal judge tossed porn star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Trump, the president took to Twitter to gloat, calling Daniels "horseface" and her case against him "a total con." "'Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials [sic] lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees,'" Trump tweeted on Tuesday, quoting Fox News. "Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!"


Lindsey Graham: Toxic Saudi Crown Prince Must Be Removed From Power Your News Wire

Lindsey Graham has advised Saudi Arabia to dump bin Salman following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh must remove Crown Prince from power before he harms the kingdoms image even more the Republican Senator said. This [...]

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To Change Everything: Mission Complete! : Presenting a PDF for Printing CrimethInc.

In our zine library, you can download online viewing versions and PDFs imposed for printing, in black-and-white and in color.

Click the image above for printable PDF versions.

Altogether, over 240,000 print copies of To Change Everything are circulating now in over 30 languages, including more than 30,000 copies in German, 16,000 copies in Portuguese, and an additional 10,000 in English for the UK. Print runs of 1000 or more have appeared in Qubecois French, Slovenian, and other less common tongues; versions in Arabic and Farsi were distributed along the Balkan route during the so-called migrant crisis of 2015; to our knowledge, it may be the only anarchist text printed in Maltese.

Having accomplished the goals we initially set for To Change Everything, well put our energy and resources towards our next projects. If you are outraged that we are not making another printing of it ourselves, and you have access to considerable financial resources, please contact us and offer your assistance!


Streets flood as heavy rains, hail lash the United Arab Emirates Signs of the Times

The NCM had issued weather warnings over the past few days. Weather reports regarding rain and hail have been pouring in from all over the country. Flood waters and hail stones have overtaken parts of Wadi Qur in the eastern areas of the UAE. Heavy rain was sighted in Al Ain near Khatm al Shakla, Ajman and Fujairah.


A year after her murder, where is the justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia? (Margaret Atwood) Tlaxcala

16/10/2018 - The Maltese journalist reported on government corruption, but no politician has been questioned about her murder, says novelist Margaret Atwood, writing on behalf of PEN International Today ...

Reality of my three days in occupied Western Sahara Our reputation and the fate of a people are at stake (Heidi Hautala) Tlaxcala

16/10/2018 - Heidi Hautala is a Finnish Green MEP, a vice president of the European Parliament, and was part of the delegation visiting Western Sahara in September Children in the Dakhla Refugee Camp in Western ...


Laurel Canyon, Tavistock & Social Engineering: Jay Dyer Lecture + Stark Truth TV Interview

Jays full lecture at the Mercado Sagrado fair of 10-13-18, plus an exclusive Stark Truth TV interview.

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Celestial Turmoil: What To Expect This Week According To Your Zodiac Sign Awareness Act

This week is not going to be an easy one for any of us. While there is a lot going on in the world of the celestial bodies their turmoil and tension is now very present in our lives.

Below I am going to go over what each sign should be expecting from the week we are facing. While this might not be the most comfortable week of your life it will be one that brings you through a lot; do not hold back. Allow the energies before you to manifest in the ways that the universe sees fit.


This week is going to bring forth some intense emotions for you. You are going to be going through something that really brings forth a lot of pain. Because of the things to come, you will be more focused on your financial state and ready to make the advancements you need. Take things one day at a time and see where you end up being led.


This week is going to bring someone you have not been expecting to see into your life. You are going to be doing a lot of soul searching and really working to get to know yourself. Things are about to be turned upside down but perhaps this is for the best. Sure, you might be feeling a bit unsettled but that is going to pass as the week draws near its end.


This week is going to be working hard to keep you distracted from something. You are allowing your mind to wander a bit too much. If you dont get a grip on things you might miss out on something big. Try to pay more attention to the world around you.


This week is going to be one in which you really feel like getting out there and having some fun. Dont hesitate to go enjoy yourself! You spend too much time worrying about other people, self-care is important.


This week is going to be a week that turns you upside down. Youre not going to know what you should do in regards to a serious decision and it might feel like the end of the world. Remain as grounded as possible and take the things other people say into consideration. This will all make sense soon.


This week is going to be confusing for you because you are going to be stepping out of your comfort zone for once. You are going to be given the opportunity to deepen your connection with someone you really care about. Do not waste this chance, you will not get another.


This week is going to be making you feel at your wits ends. You are going to be looking at things from a negative mindset and feel like everyone is out to get you. The truth is the people who are trying to talk you through the things you are going through right now have your best interests at heart. Maybe you should hear them out.


This week is going to be one that brings out the worst in you. All of the things that bother you on a day to day basis will be really eating away at you during this week. While exploding about it is not always the answer perhaps getting some...


Trump threatens Honduras with aid cut unless new 'caravan of people' stopped Signs of the Times

US President Donald Trump said US aid to Honduras will be stopped unless its government stops a so-called "caravan" from heading towards the US border. Washington gave $175 million to Tegucigalpa last year. The threatening tweet on Tuesday came in response to reports that around 1,600 Hondurans have banded together to travel north and eventually reach the US. They hope their lives in America will be free of the violence and poverty of their home nation. Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to live in, while about two-thirds of the population lives in poverty. On Friday, the caravan left San Pedro Sula, a large city in the northwest of the country, despite warnings from US Vice President Mike Pence that they would be turned back at the US border. The people sang the national anthem of Honduras and chanted Barack Obama's campaign slogan, "Yes, we can!"


NATO governments letting Saudi tyrants get away with murder? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Does Saudi Arabia Own Donald Trump?

16 October 2018

In the aftermath of the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump tweeted: For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter). Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!

Is this yet another barefaced lie from the commander-in-chief? In this video essay, Mehdi Hasan examines Trumps long history of doing deals with Saudi royals and reminds us how the former reality TV star even bragged about his financial ties to the kingdom during the election campaign. He also highlights the controversial payments made by the Saudi government to Trump-owned properties since the Republican businessman entered the White House. With the president refusing to take a strong stance against the Saudi governments alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Mehdi asks: Does Saudi Arabia own Donald Trump?

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The West seems to once more make a deal with Saudi Arabia. In exchange for lucrative deals with the country, the enormous violation of human rights is not condemned.

Internationally, there are few harsh words towards Saudi Arabia and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. At the moment, the country seems to be engaged in making a beautiful compromise, says Turkey correspondent Lucas Waagmeester.

According to the American news channel CNN, Saudi Arabia is now working on a statement about the death of the journali...


Ecuador gets UN praise for 'freedom of expression' as Assange remains gagged in embassy limbo Signs of the Times

A UN official praised Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno for his treatment of journalists despite the fact that the leader is said to be preparing to hand over WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to the governments persecuting him. UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye commended Ecuador and Moreno for supposedly promoting freedom of speech - the same Moreno that recently cut off communications to fugitive whistleblower Julian Assange and has been mulling handing him over to the UK and the US to be tried as a spy. Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, was granted political asylum by Moreno's predecessor Rafael Correa in 2012 and became an Ecuadorian citizen in December 2017. In order to hand Assange over, Moreno would have to strip him of that citizenship first, as Ecuador's extradition treaty with the UK precludes turning over its own citizens.


Nirvana Unplugged: Why Aren't More Americans Buying Electric Vehicles? RSS feed from

This story was originally published by CityLab. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. According to a new report from the United Nations' scientific panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), humanity has about 12 years to avoid the most dire consequences of climate change. To avert catastrophic sea level rise, food shortages, and widespread drought and []


7 Ways To Free Yourself From Bad Karma Awareness Act

If you have ever felt as though some unseen being was preventing you from succeeding in life, sabotaging every attempt at happiness, then you know first hand how horrible bad karma can be. Were not perfect, and for that reason, there is no way to avoid bad karma altogether. However, its important to note that you hold the powers as to what karma you experience at any given moment.

The theory of karma states that whatever actions you take in this life, you will ultimately either be rewarded or punished. Therefore, if you live a life of goodness, you will prosper as you are rewarded for the positivity that you have introduced into this world. However, if you choose to embrace your darker side, making decisions that may be painful for those around us, or bowling over others in our efforts to obtain true personal gain, prepare yourself.

If you are currently suffering the effects of bad karma in your life, you are likely seeking a solution. Good news. While you cant undo the errors that you have made, you can take steps to shift your energy and, with it, the karma that you will experience moving forward.

Here are 7 tips to free yourself from bad karma and welcome happiness and positivity into your life:

#1 Always Be Patient

Look around you for a moment. We have become an instant gratification society where everyone expects to receive everything they want at a moments notice. This attitude can set you up for failure as your attention is 100% on what youre hoping to get and how you plan on getting it. This leads you to overlook the here and now, taking the people in your life for granted. Dont make that mistake. Instead, take a step back, enjoy the present and be patient about whats to come.

#2 Say Goodbye to Toxic Connections

Your karma isnt only affected by your own energy, but also by that of the people that you choose to entertain in your life. For this reason, if you were to allow someone into your life that was highly negative or toxic, they could bring bad karma upon you, even if you were a positive person. Take a step back and carefully look at the relationships in your life. If you are engaging with a toxic individual, its time to sever ties and free yourself from their influence.

#3 Spread Love and Happiness

A good way to determine the karma that one is going to experience is by looking at the energy that we are putting out into the world. If we bring negativity and pain to others anytime we are near, that is inevitably going to bring bad karma. Meanwhile, we can shift that karma by instead focusing on bringing peace, love, and compassion. This is the basis of the...


China: Children Caught in Xinjiang Crackdown RSS feed from

Expand A mural in Xinjiang reads "Stability is a blessing, Instability is a calamity," Yarkand, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China on September 20, 2012.  2012 Getty Images (New York) The Chinese government should release to their families children held in orphanages in Xinjiang because their parents have been arbitrarily detained, Human [...]


This wardrobe for sale has something extra with it Can YOU see it? The Daily Sheeple

A UK mother who listed her wardrobe for sale online forgot about one small detail. Can you spot what it is?

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Portland's mayor cracks down on violent protests while America struggles with left vs right street brawls Signs of the Times

After repeated accusations of inaction, Portland's mayor has proposed new measures to separate brawling protesters. Across the nation, cities are struggling to handle violent protests, as America's political divide widens. Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, proposed emergency ordinance on Monday afternoon that would allow police to separate rival groups of protesters, and corral any protesters with a history of violence into a designated space, under extra police supervision. "I will not allow continued, planned street violence between rival factions to take place in Portland, Oregon," Mayor Wheeler told a press conference on Monday. The mayor's comments came two days after left-wing Antifa activists brawled with right-wing Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer demonstrators, with protesters deploying pepper spray and beating each other bloody. Several injuries were reported, but police made no arrests.


US praises Saudis' 'transparent' investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Signs of the Times

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's praise on Tuesday of the Saudis' "transparent" investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is just the latest sign that Washington seems to be advocating for Riyadh. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and Turkey claims to have audio and video evidence proving that he was murdered there. A Turkish forensic team spent nine hours searching for clues in the building. Following that search, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that some "toxic materials" in the consulate had been "painted over" - and Turkish police claim to have found "certain evidence" which proves that the journalist died there. Video footage of cleaners with mops and buckets entering the consulate on the day the team of investigators were due to search the building also provided more fuel to the fire of speculation surrounding a potential coverup.


The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Have Been Getting Away With Murder for Years RSS feed from

March 2015 marked a decisive phase in what is now a more than three-year war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia, in coordination with members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, initiated a military operation against Yemen's capital of Sana'a in an effort to dislodge any fragment of Houthi presence while also fomenting a tide of psychological warfare that would signal the ruthless course of action to come. Yemen's infrastructure was so thoroughly upended by coalition attacks that within a year and a half [...]


Snowflake generation: Unexpected cold wave causes snow in northern Pakistan Signs of the Times

An unexpected cold wave has tightened its trip in Abbottabad and Mansehra with places recording sub-zero temperatures. Due to the snowfall, the residents have been facing many problems, including power breakdown. Heavy rains have been lashing areas too.


This Is What Your Feelings Really Look Like, According to Scientists Awareness Act

While we all have the same emotions they manifest in different ways, right? Some people get much angrier than others and some people end up much more upset over things that might not bother you at all, dont they?

Feelings and emotions, in general, are very tricky. Being able to visibly look at them while they are happening would really make it a lot easier to understand whether someone was feeling the same as you, wouldnt it? Well, now you can! By using the results of an online survey researchers from several different universities have finally brought forth a connection between 100 conscious, subjective feelings and so forth.

These findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Basically, they broke this study down into three stages and participants were asked to arrange their feelings in a grid. Similar feelings were grouped together and different ones were pushed far apart.

From there the different feelings were grouped into different categories. They broke things down into positive emotions, negative emotions, cognition, illnesses, and homeostasis. While these might seem like broad categories they really ended up able to pick things apart well.


The significance of this study is listed as follows:

Subjective feelings are a central feature of human life, yet their relative organization has remained elusive. We mapped the human feeling space for 100 core feelings ranging from cognitive and affective processes to somatic sensations; in the analysis, we combined basic dimension rating, similarity mapping, bodily sensation mapping, and neuroimaging meta-analysis. All feelings were emotionally loaded, and saliencies of bodily and mental experiences were correlated. Feelings formed five groups: positive emotions, negative emotions, cognitive processes, somatic states, and homeostatic states. Feeling space was best explained by emotionality, mental experience, and bodily sensation topographies. Subjectively felt similarity of feelings was associated with basic feeling dimensions and the bodily sensation maps. This shows that subjective fee...


How To Heal Your Entire Being With Reiki And Reduce Stress For Good! Awareness Act

For those who might not be aware, Reiki is something that has been around for years and years. It is a form of healing art that can help increase your life force energy.

Now, while you do not have to have any kinds of special tools to practice Reiki, crystals really do make a difference for many. Crystals really work to magnify the healing brought forth in many cases. If youre experiencing physical setbacks or things of the sort it could be because the flow of your life force is disrupted. In order to get things back on track practicing Reiki will do the trick.

When it comes to which stones you use if opting to do so you should choose the ones that call out most to you. While the traditional chakra stones are going to benefit you a more personalized set will be even better. Everyone responds better when things are more personalized. Because we are the source of our own healing we are able to enhance that healing through means like these.

ReikiClasses says as follows in regards to laying the stones:

After your stones have been cleansed and energized with Reiki, they will be ready to place on the client. The following layout is a safe and effective method and is intended specifically to strengthen ones etheric field and provide deep relaxation.

This layout is adapted from one that I learned through the Crystal Academy. I have been guided to modify it with additional stones and Reiki energy. Stones to be used are: hematite, clear quartz, pyrite, and Herkimer.

Hematite is a form of iron oxide, which geologists believe to be very similar to the iron core of the earth. It is a powerful, grounding, and reflective stone. Wearing hematite enables us to emanate a powerful healing light to those around us and into our environment. The reflective attributes of this stone help us repel energies and negative thoughts that may be directed toward us from others, or even from our inner shadows.

During a crystal energy session, an energetic border can be constructed with hematite to help the practitioner and the client maintain a strong inner light. This layout helps strengthen both the practitioner and the clients inner light with the help of clear quartz. The hematite border reflects the light back to the practitioner and client. Quartz combined with Reiki and hematite in this layout also helps build ones inner light that provides protection from being negatively affected by empathic thoughts or feelings.

Pyrite is another stone that amplifies high-frequency light and neutralizes denser energies. It can oxygenate blood and enhance brain functions. Working with pyrit...


Khashoggi Mystery: Rogue killers Or rogue royals? Signs of the Times

Trump's claim that "rogue killers" might have been responsible for Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's possible murder is likely only half of the story in the sense that this operation probably wasn't ordered by Riyadh but might have been undertaken at the behest of rogue royals who want to topple the Crown Prince. Trump just dropped a bombshell when he alleged that missing Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi might have been murdered by "rogue killers", which suggests that Riyadh didn't officially order his assassination like many had been led to think after such claims began to spread around the world like wildfire last week. The Mainstream Media narrative was immediately suspicious because it claimed that the image-conscious Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) was so offended by Khashoggi's critical commentary about him that he ordered his dramatic torture, assassination, and subsequent dismemberment inside his country's Istanbul consulate in a daring...


Politically motivated attack?: Republican House candidate punched in the face at Minnesota bar Signs of the Times

Minnesota Republican House Candidate Shane Mekeland was assaulted at a restaurant on Friday while campaigning in the community. He suffered a concussion by a politically motivated attacker, according to an account of the incident that he posted to his personal Facebook page. Posted to Facebook late Sunday afternoon, Mekeland claimed On Friday evening that he was assaulted in Benton County and suffered a concussion. The incident is now in the hands of law enforcement and is being investigated. While I had never met my assailant, the words he yelled at me before he attacked lead me to believe his actions were politically motivated. When I chose to run for office, I expected to be politically attacked, but never physically. I weighed whether or not to share this today, but ultimately I think we all need a reminder to be civil to each other regardless of our perspectives.


Project Veritas undercover on Sen. McCaskill: Concealing liberal agenda to keep moderate voters - 'People just can't know that' Signs of the Times

In the third undercover video filmed by Project Veritas during the ongoing 2018 election season, Missouri Senator McCaskill's considerably more liberal views - "essentially the same as [Obama's]" - are exposed as she and her campaign staff conceals them in order to court moderate voters... and she needs them as her and her opponent are essentially tied:


Venezuela Ditches US Dollar Your News Wire

Venezuela has just ditched the US dollar saying they will now use euro for international transactions. The countrys Vice President for Economy Tareck El Aissami announced that all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market [...]

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Trump Administration Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to Buy American The Mind Unleashed

The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggis disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex in this case, Lockheed Martin but masquerading as a response motivated by human rights.

The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. On Saturday, President Donald Trump warned the Saudis of severe punishment if the Saudi government was found to have been responsible for the journalists alleged murder.

The Saudi government has vocally denied any involvement even though Khashoggi disappeared within the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and responded to Trumps threats by vowing an even stronger response if the Gulf monarchy is ultimately targeted by the United States. The exchange of threats caused Saudi stocks to sustain their biggest one-day loss since 2016 when trading opened and has brought the upcoming three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Saudi Arabia much unwanted negative publicity.

However, there is considerable evidence pointing to the fact that the U.S. response to the Khashoggi affair is likely to be determined, not by any Saudi government responsibility for Khashoggis fate, but instead whether or not the Saudis choose to follow through with their promise to purchase the $15 billion U.S.-made THAAD missile system or it cheaper, Russia-made equivalent, the S-400. According to reports, the Saudis failed to meet the deadline for their planned THAAD purchase and had hinted in late September that they were planning to buy the S-400 from Russia instead.

While the U.S. response to the alleged murder of the Saudi journalist is being cast as a U.S. government effort to defend press freedom and finally hold the Saudi government to account for its long litany of human-rights abuses, there is every indication that the U.S. is not in fact seeking to punish the Saudis for their alleged role in Khashoggis apparent murder but instead to punish them for reneging on this $15 billion deal to U.S. weapons giant Lockheed Martin, which manufactures the THAAD system.

Khashoggis disappearanc...


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Minnesota accuses insulin makers of deceptive drug pricingThomson Reuters FoundationOct 16 (Reuters) - Minnesota's attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing drug manufacturers Sanofi SA, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co of deceptively raising prices for insulin. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey ...and more 


SOTT FOCUS: Plant-Based Profits: The Corporate Interests Behind the Push Towards Veganism Signs of the Times

I was overjoyed to see yet another article grace the pages of the Guardian this week, extolling the vital necessity that everyone switch to a plant-based diet in order to 'save the planet'. This is, by my count, the fourth such article to come out of the Guardian's pie-hole in the last few months (oops, I meant the fifth). They seem to have their hearts set on getting everyone to go along with the dramatic fiction that ruining your health by giving your body the least ideal food is going to appease the sky gods halt climate shift and save the globe. Apparently, sanctimoniously dining on rabbit-food has the magical ability to change the climate back to a more stable, 'cooler' state. Just ignore the fact that the science this claim is based on is beyond questionable; if the Guardian says it's true, who are we to argue? Drop that steak, son. We've got a planet to save. This article focuses on another 'study' with a misguided perspective on how to save the world - looking at modern...


China slams US harassment claim over South China Sea row Signs of the Times

China's Foreign Ministry has slammed a claim by the United States that one of its warships was harassed by China in the South China Sea, insisting that Beijing holds "indisputable sovereignty" over its islands and surrounding waters there. "The allegation by the United States is nothing but making an unfounded counter-charge," said China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang during a Tuesday press briefing. "China has an indisputable sovereignty over its islands and the surrounding waters on the South China Sea." He further underlined Beijing's right to self-defense and self-protection under international law and rejected Washington's claims about Chinese aims to militarize the waters in the area.


Guatemalas Volcano Shoots Ash Even Now, Months After Deadly Explosion Awareness Act

Guatemalas Volcano of Fire just spewed ash and lava on Saturday. While this may be news to you, this is still taking place months after the deadly volcanic eruption that claimed hundreds of lives.

Authorities have urged residents in the area to evacuate and be on alert. Because this volcano is one of the most active in Central America we never know what to expect. This could mean something terrible for those in the area depending on how things go. That being said, many believe things are finally settling down.

An eruption back in June proved to be quite the horror as it killed and injured hundreds. Many were trapped it was according to officials the deadliest eruption Guatemala has seen in over a century. Locals have been on edge ever since and if youve looked into the aftermath you know they have been working to get back to normal for quite some time now.

This volcano is extremely deadly and when it does anything at all it is a big deal. Even the smallest things can mean something quite intense. We can only hope that this ordeal is over with for now. With over two hundred people still missing from the previous explosion another would truly be damning to the affected areas.

If you want to see just how terrifying an eruption truly is and the impact it has please check out the video below. This is a reality that we need to be aware of. While this instance of ash spurting into the air might not turn into a massive explosion, a massive explosion in the future could be a real possibility. Could you imagine having to go through something like this and then seeing more smoke coming? I would completely lose my mind.



25 Things People with Anxiety Want Others to Understand Awareness Act

Impacting approximately 40 million adults in the United States, anxiety is believed to be the most common mental illness faced by Americans today. While there is no solution to instantly free us from the bonds of anxiety, we can help those around us to better understand what is happening.

Its an ongoing battle, impacting our lives every day. While there are great days, where we can stand tall with a smile on our face, we will also experience our lows, unable to leave the safety of our own bed. While we may try to explain how we are feeling or what we are currently experiencing to those we love, it can be difficult to put it all into words. After all, anxiety is a complex disorder.

Here are 25 things that people with anxiety wish that others would understand:

#1 Being Quiet Doesnt Mean Im Sad

If you notice that Im quieter than usual, please dont assume that Im sad or upset about something. Thanks to my anxiety, my mind is always going 90 miles an hour and I may simply be trying to take in everything thats happening in that moment. While it could have a deeper meaning, it doesnt always.

#2 If I Say Im Uncomfortable with Something, Drop It

There is no one that knows my anxiety and its triggers better than me. If I tell you that I am uncomfortable doing something, please dont continue to push me. I have taken steps to protect myself by telling you this, so respect me and my requests. Ive likely said this for a reason.

#3 It Can Strike At Any Moment

Sure, its easy to explain why we may be feeling anxious during lifes most stressful moments, but what about the rest of the time? There are going to be days that all appears to be going great, and yet Im still going to struggle with anxiety. I dont know when its going to hit, but I do know that I need your support when it does.

#4 Please, Dont Give Up On Me

If there is one thing that I fear more than anything else, its that the people I love and trust will give up on me and abandon me. I know that dealing with me can be frustrating, but I need your support and understanding now more than ever.

#5 I May Not Be Able to Explain It

There are going to be times that I dont even fully understand what Im feeling, I just know that I do. As much as I would love to be able to explain to you whats going on, that isnt always a possibility. In those moments, please just trust that I am telling you everything that I can.

#6 Social Situations Can Be Difficult

When I am dealing with my anxiety, the last thing I want to do is to surround myself with other people. Especially people who dont understand what Im dealing with, or who may judge me for my actions at this time. Th...


Hollywood Babylon: Bringing Hades Above Ground Jay Dyer on Boiler Room

The Boiler Room crew gathers to discuss the news and latest events. Live from Hollywood, half of the boiler room crew reports on the Warner Brothers Studio tour, the sights and sounds of Los Angeles and Topanga canyon, going on the Sam Tripoli show, recent news and interviews, and more!

Alternate Current Radio Presents: Boiler Room Uninterruptible Talk Radio

This episode explores the creepy world of torture experiences gone mainstream, dialectics in the age of power politics, the distasteful reality of choosing the lesser of two evils, the question of Brett Kavanaughs unconstitutional side, more purges of non-progressive voices on social media in the spin up to the U.S. midterm elections, leftist Mass Media Mafias and politicians promoting violence against their political opponents and the selective moral high ground of CNNs Don Lemon exposing their true agenda of power over social justice. In the second half of the show Jay Dyer and Jamie Hanshaw enter the Boiler Room with a live report from Hollywood.

Join Hesher, Spore, Randy J, Infidel Pharaoh, Jay Dyer and Jamie Hanshaw for this gathering of the media maniacs in the Social Rejects Club on Alternate Current Radio.


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Your Unique Magical Gift, According to Your Birth Number Awareness Act

While most, if not all of us, are familiar with the concept of horoscopes and the zodiac signs, those who study the energy of the Universe agree that there are other ways to understand this incredible force in our lives. One involves the use of an important number called your birth number.

Your birth number or life path number is believed to be one of the most important numbers in the study of numerology. It provides insight into your life, your personality, character traits you were born with, and your future, all based on the date of your birth.

If you dont already know what this number is for you, dont worry. Its incredibly easy to calculate. Start by writing down your full birthdate, for example, November 18, 1975. You then need to reduce each of these factors down to a single digit. November is the 11th month of the year. 1+1 = 2. Then look to the day, 1 + 8 = 9. Finally, the year of birth. 1 + 9 + 7 + 5 = 22, continue reducing to one digit 2 + 2 = 4. Then add all these single digit numbers together 2 + 9 + 4 = 15 and reduce it 1 + 5 = 6. If you are born on November 18th, 1975, your birth number would be 6.

Numerologists believe that we are all born with a set of natural gifts, strengths that will help us to succeed in all that we do. The catch is that in order to fully use these gifts to their full advantage, we must first identify and acknowledge those that we possess. Do you know your natural born gifts?

Discover the magical gift you were born with according to your birth number:

Number 1

Born with an incredibly strong will and sense of determination, you likely find yourself falling naturally into roles of leadership in everything that you do. You were born with the gift of influence. You take joy in the ability to lead others, your self-worth largely associated with the number of people who trust in and follow your command. This ability to influence those that you meet can be used both for great good, but also incredible evil, so always stop to reassess your intentions before proceeding with caution. Once others are familiar with your tendency to manipulate, especially if they associate it with bad things, you may lose their trust and fast.

Number 2

You have always been highly sensitive and compassionate, putting the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of others before your own. This is due to the fact that you were born with the gift of empathy. You have a natural ability to not only recognize how others are feeling but to truly understand what they are experiencing at that stage in their lives. Follow your heart, as this gift will lead you to bring peace, harmony, and healing to a dark, negative world that needs you...


Berto Jongman: Moon of Alabama Perspective on Khashoggi Case (PBI: CIAs Greatest False Flag Entrapment to Support USAs Greatest Heist?) UPDATE 1 Public Intelligence Blog

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PBI: Full text below the fold with strong comment. There is more to this and CIA  is in the mix. Read on.

Settling The Khashoggi Case Is A Difficult Matter

The negotiation over the Khashoggi case will be extremely difficult. The protagonists are headstrong and dangerous people. The issue could easily escalate.

The Ottoman empire ruled over much of the Arab world. The neo-Ottoman wannabe-Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like to regain that historic position for Turkey. His main competition in this are the al-Sauds. They have much more money and are strategically aligned with Israel and the United States, while Turkey under Erdogan is more or less isolated. The religious-political element of the competition is represented on one side by the Muslim Brotherhood, democratic Islamists to which Erdogan belongs, and the Wahhabi absolutists on the other side.

There are more tactical aspects to this historic conflict. When the Saudis cut ties with Qatar it was Turkey that sent its military to prevent a Saudi invasion of the tiny but extremely rich country. This gave Erdogan the financial backing he urgently needs. In response to that the Saudis offered several $100 millions to prop up the YPK/PKK proxy force the U.S. uses to occupy north-east Syria. These Kurdish groups fight a guerrilla war within Turkey and are a threat to its unity.

The effective Saudi ruler, clown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS), made a huge mistake when he ordered the abduction (or murder) of the Saudi journalist Khashoggi in Istanbul. The botched operation gave Erdogan a tool to...


This Video Perfectly Captures How the US Failed to Combat Climate Change RSS feed from

After a week of near-nonstop, dire climate news, Vox published a 12-minute video today that painfully illustrates how repeatedly the US failed to make an effective stand against global warming. Beginning, fittingly, with Al GoreI've been trying to tell this story for 30 yearsthe video traces the history of broken promises, failed legislative efforts, and obfuscations since 2006, with cameos from George []


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The Khashoggi Files: As a case builds against Riyadh, Wikileaks tells us about history and kingdom Signs of the Times

On October 11, nine days into the Khashoggi Affair, US Senator Bob Corker said "there is no question the Saudis did this," according to a tweet by CNN's Kaitlin Collins. The important US Republican joins a chorus of voices, particularly in the US, speaking out about Riyadh's alleged role in the disappearance of the Saudi journalist in Istanbul. Congressmen have voiced concern and major administration officials, including Pompeo, Kushner and Bolton have called the crown prince. Details continue to emerge in media. Of particular, but largely overlooked, interest are the files at Wikileaks that paint a picture of the role of Khashoggi during the years before he became critical of crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman. I previously published a transcript of Khashoggi in his own words from an interview he gave earlier this year at the Oslo Freedom Forum. It explains his changing views on Riyadh's policies during the Arab Spring. These files, some of which are just copies of publications that...


10 key questions regarding the Khashoggi affair need answering before buying the press narrative Signs of the Times

The discipline shown in the messaging campaign against Saudia Arabia suggests Turkis President Recep Erdogan is managing the Khashoggi file directly. On October 2, Saudi national and U.S. green-card holder Jamal Khashoggi reportedly walked into the Saudi consulate to resolve issues related to his marital status. Through anonymous leaks to the press, Turkish sources claim he did not leave the diplomatic facility alive. More anonymous sources claim he was tortured and murdered, allegations repeated in the U.S. press without evidence. It is possible that the circumstances around Khashoggi's disappearance will soon come to light. However, it's equally likely that the passage of time will only further obscure events. To cast some light on the issue, I thought it was worthwhile asking what seem to me the central questions. 1. Is There Evidence Khashoggi Was Murdered? Turkish sources say there is. The U.S. press has reported that unnamed Turkish officials have told them - or unnamed...


Russian MoD: ISIS take 700 refugees hostage as US 'imitates' fighting terrorists in Syria Signs of the Times

Islamic State terrorists have attacked a refugee camp in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province and took hundreds of people hostage, while the US and its allied armed groups looked away, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The brazen assault on the El Bahra refugee camp took place on Saturday and saw "130 families of about 700 people" abducted and taken away to Hajin, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Major General Vladimir Savchenko, said in a statement. "The kidnapped civilians... can be used by terrorists as a 'human shield'" to protect them from the possible advance of the US-backed Syrian democratic forces, he said. The town of Hajin, where the people were taken, is located in the 20-kilometer area along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River currently controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. IS has managed to maintain control of such large territory in Deir ez-Zor as a result of "inaction of the US-backed armed units," Savchenko emphasized....


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Ethiopia names women for half of Cabinet posts RSS feed from

Half of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's downsized new Cabinet are women, including the defence minister.


US breaks international law by freezing Iran's assets, says lawyer Signs of the Times

Commenting on Washington's attempts to alienate Iranian companies' ownership by freezing Iranian funds in US bank accounts, lawyer Maryam Jelalvand from Tehran University told Sputnik that the main problem pertains to the US continuing to act with impunity on the global stage. Earlier this month, the US urged the International Court of Justice to reject Iran's demand that it return funds worth $ 1.75 billion, stored in US banks and frozen at the request of US courts. The representative of Iran in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Mohsen Mohebi, said in turn that the court should reject "all preliminary objections" made by the White House. Describing Washington's allegation as unfair, lawyer Maryam Jelalvand from Tehran University said in an interview with Sputnik that "for many years now, the US has been making false accusations against Iran. On the basis of these accusations, Washington has been making illegal decisions to freeze Iranian assets and property, which is a...


Hillary says 'Lewinsky was an adult, so Bill did nothing wrong' Signs of the Times

Monica Lewinsky was an adult when having an affair with the US President Bill Clinton, and that absolves him of any responsibility, Clinton's ever-protective wife and failed presidential candidate Hillary has said. Hillary Clinton was speaking to CBS' Sunday Morning when anchor Tony Dokoupil asked her about Bill Clinton's 1990s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Back then, he lied under oath that he had no sexual relationship with Lewinsky, and the scandal eventually led to impeachment procedures, but Clinton was acquitted in the end. Throughout it all, Hillary remained protective, even calling the entire case a "right-wing conspiracy." Even though it all turned out to be true, Bill had done nothing wrong, Hillary believes. And when asked whether she believes he should have stepped down, she said: "Absolutely not." Dokoupil pressed the point, arguing that such an affair can be seen as an abuse of power for the sheer imbalance of said power between the US president and...


'US needs to be defended': Bezos comments on Amazon bid for DoD project - no surprise Signs of the Times

While employees of US tech giants have voiced their unease over deeper cooperation with the Pentagon, Jeff Bezos says Amazon is bidding because the country "needs to be defended." RT was told it is no surprise. "If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the Department of Defense [DoD], this country is in trouble," Bezos said at a conference in San Francisco on Monday. He later added: "This is a great country - it needs to be defended." Amazon Web has embarked on bidding for a major contract with the Pentagon worth as much as $10bn. Dubbed JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure), the project concerns offering cloud computing services to the US military. According to publicly available information, JEDI aims to keep the military's computing systems up-to-date by moving them onto one big cloud. However, not much is really known about how JEDI will be employed in future. When unveiling talking about the cloud services in March, the Pentagon did not mince words. "This...


Hate preacher Choudary: Cost taxpayers 2m per year to secure his protection Signs of the Times

Anjem Choudary, the notorious Islamic State-supporting hate preacher, will require 2m a year of taxpayers money to secure his protection and monitor his movements, when he becomes eligible for release from prison on Wednesday. Choudary, will most likely be released from his maximum-security Frankland Prison in County Durham on Thursday or Friday, reports the The Sunday Telegraph, after serving less than half of his five-and-a-half-year sentence. The paper reports that there will be 25 separate conditions to Choudary's parole, at a cost to the British taxpayer that is likely to exceed 2 million-a-year. Conditions are thought to include limits on his movements; such as an evening curfew, the wearing of a GPS electronic tag and a ban on visiting specific venues such as Regent's Park Mosque in central London, where he used to worship. Choudary will also be banned from communicating with many of his former associates. A well placed source told The Sunday Telegraph: "The rules will be...


Rising tensions between US and Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi case impact oil prices Signs of the Times

Crude prices were surging on Monday as the rift between Saudi Arabia and the United States heats up. As Washington considers sanctions against Riyadh over a missing journalist, the future of the oil market is in question. Brent oil was trading 80 cents higher on Monday at $81.25 per barrel, while US benchmark WTI jumped 53 cents to $71.87. Investors are alarmed over possible US sanctions against Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish authorities have claimed they have proof the journalist was tortured, killed and dismembered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "Growing tensions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has proved supportive for oil prices," said ING commodities strategist Warren Patterson, as quoted by Reuters. Saudi Arabia has said it would retaliate if any sanctions are imposed. "This has raised concerns that the Saudis may use oil as a tool for retaliation if any...


Russia defining secret plan to rid its economy of the US dollar Signs of the Times

The Russian government is working on the details of a de-dollarization plan announced earlier in October. The program's key point is to make it more profitable for key Russian exporters to use rubles instead of dollars. Exporters will likely get perks like taxation benefits including quicker VAT returns and other stimulus to ditch the greenback. The Russian government is specifying the details of the plan that will soon be submitted to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. "The plan hasn't been submitted to the PM yet. We still have disagreements between technical departments, now we will polish them quickly and, I hope, the government will soon consider it," Russia's deputy finance minister Alexey Moiseev told Reuters. When asked whether the plan would be published after this, Moiseev said: "No, the plan is for official use only." The minister added that Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development and the Central Bank of Russia are working on the details. The Russian...


Judge May Overturn Decision to Hold Monsanto Accountable for Cancer-Causing Weedkiller The Mind Unleashed

Learning that a judge may overturn their historic decision to hold the chemical company Monsanto-Bayer accountable for manufacturing cancer-causing weedkillers, several jurors are demanding that their verdict in a case decided in August be upheld.

Gary Kitahata and Robert Howard are among the jurors who unanimously found that Monsanto was liable for $289 million in damages, to be paid to former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer after spending years using Monsantos products at his job.

In two separate letters written in recent days, Kitahata and Howard appealed to California Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos this week after she announced her consideration of a retrial and indicated she might overturn nearly all of the damages the jury awarded to Johnson.

While Bolanos argued the plaintiffs legal team did not prove Monsanto knew about the dangers of its product, Kitihata told the the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday that the judge had a chance to raise these questions during trial and even during jury deliberations. I thought it was the jurys role to be the judge of evidence.

Kitihata and the other jurors found that Monsanto owed $250 million to Johnson in punitive damages as well as $31 million for shortening his life expectancy. Bolanos said in a public hearing last Wednesday that she may overturn both sums, leaving Johnson with $8 million. The judge is expected to reach a decision by next Monday.

In a statement to Common Dreams, Katherine Paul, U.S. national director for the Organic Consumers Union, denounced the judges consideration of a severely reduced verdict for Monsantos benefit.

Its unfortunate that the court is willing to consider overturning the verdict of 12 jurors who carefully and thoughtfully made their decision based on factual evidence, Paul said. We hope the judge in this case will not be pressured by Monsanto-Bayer, but will instead respect the jurys decision and rule in favor of public health, not corporate profits.

After a six-week trial involving testimony from medical and scientific experts, the jury found that Monsanto had sold glyphosate-based products to Johnsons school district even though it knew the chemical could cause cancer....


'Nazi buried here': UK blogger places new sign on Ukrainian nationalist icon's grave Signs of the Times

UK blogger, Graham Phillips, has posted a video of him tearing down flags from the grave of Ukrainian nationalist icon, Stepan Bandera, in the German city of Munich and placing a sign on it reading: 'A Nazi is buried here.' Bandera, who collaborated with the Nazi invaders during World War II, died in Munich in 1959, and his grave has become a pilgrimage place for his admirers. The gravestone and the cross were decorated with Ukrainian national flags, banners of a Ukrainian radical group and candles. Phillips took them down and placed a sign on top reading: "Ukrainian Nazi Stepan Bandera buried here."


Peacekeepings Perverse Effects: Bolsonaro and Brazils Remilitarized Politics Duck of Minerva

In under two weeks, Brazil will have the second round of its presidential election. Former military officer and fan of fascists Jair Bolsonaro looks set after a strong first-round showing to defeat Workers Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad. If he wins, Bolsonaro will have strong party backing in Congress, though he does not care much for the legislaturein 1999, Bolsonaro said Brazils 1964-1985 military dictatorship should have killed 30,000 people more, starting with Congress and [then-President] Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Bolsonaros running mate is retired General Hamilton Mouro, his planning adviser and likely Minister of Transport is General Oswaldo Ferreira, an anti-environmentalist who looks for inspiration to infrastructure projects enacted by Brazils military government, and Bolsonaro has promised to stack his cabinet with generals. Current and retired military officers have been prominent backers of Bolsonaro, and Bolsonaro announced that he would not accept any result other than victory, menacingly saying I cannot speak for military but that there could be a reaction by the Armed Forces if he lost and deemed it due to PT fraud (never mind that the PT is not currently in power).

As Michael Albertus highlighted, the military is returning to Brazilian politics in a big way. While the military in Argentina was punished for its dictatorial Dirty War, elites with ties to dictatorship never faced sanctions or fully left the political scene in countries like Brazil and Chile. In Brazil, civilian leaders managed to weaken the military during the transition to democracy, but it retained a broad scope of activities, including internal security and development, especially in comb...


How to watch the Ted Cruz-Beto ORourke debate live online Fast Company

Its going to be a crucial debate for Ted Cruzs charismatic rival, who is falling behind according to some polls.

While few people in the world probably want to watch Ted Cruz for an hour, plenty of people want to see his rival, Beto ORourke, the upstart candidate hoping to unseat Cruz in the U.S. Senate. The two candidates will face off tonight in San Antonio, Texas, for their second debate. The event begins at 8 p.m. CT (9 p.m. ET).

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Mice are more active and have attention problems if their fathers had nicotine in their diet, perhaps because the chemical triggers epigenetic changes in sperm


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Hurricane Michael leaves cities with electric purple sky Signs of the Times

An Ohio motorist has filmed the night sky appearing to glow a magnificent electric purple over the city of Cleveland. The bizarre celestial light has left many struggling to explain the strange phenomenon. Captured by Youtube user Jbreez216 as he was driving around Cleveland, the footage depicts a strange hue above the city. Completely freaked out by what he is seeing, the eyewitness puts his camera out the window of his moving vehicle to prove it's not a trick reflection on the windscreen. "Look at the sky, why is it purple like that?" the motorist says in the video. "That's crazy. I thought it was my [window] tint for a second but... that's out the window. That's crazy."


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Can connecting beehives to the cloud save pollinators? Fast Company

Species like honeybees are dwindling, fast. Oracle wants to understand why, and how to help them, by tracking beehive conditions via its cloud technology.

Behind an office building at Oracles U.K. headquarters in Reading, two beehives are connected to the companys cloud. One sensor on each hive captures the sound of buzzing; one captures humidity. Another measures the weight of the honey. In total, five or six sensors per hive send data to the cloud, where its analyzed along with other local data like the weather and pollution levels.

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Our strength from this point on will come from embracing the fact that we are in this together.


Thousands in India protest right of menstrual-age women accessing Hindu temples Signs of the Times

Hundreds of police officers had to be deployed in India as thousand-strong crowds poured onto the streets to stop women of menstruating age from entering one of Hinduism's holiest sites. India's Supreme Court, at the end of September, struck down a ban on females aged between 10 and 50 from entering the temple for Ayyappa, god of growth, in the southern Kerala state. The ruling will take effect on Wednesday and allows for females of all ages to flock to the place of worship, which sees tens of millions of devotees each year.


$101 million dollar vaccine injury award for encephalopathy from MMR Vaccine Health Nut News

This summer, attorneys from Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. were able to negotiate a $101 million dollar settlement for the family of an infant who suffered a severe reaction to the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine. (Attorney Diana Stadelnikas, an experienced Vaccine Injury attorney and former registered nurse, represented the child and her parents in the []

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Police Use Electronic Ticketing to Fine More People and Increase Profits Activist Post

By MassPrivateI The opening seconds of the Saltus Technologies video says it all. Electronic tickets are about one thing, increasing productivity (profits). The digiTICKET electronic...


Bill Clinton Apologized In 1995 For Unethical Human Radiation Experiments. Who Will Apologize For 5G, Smart Meters and More? Activist Post

By B.N. Frank Even though all of this didnt happen on his watch, President Clinton still apologized for all unethical human radiation exposure experiments performed...


China Defends Extrajudicial Detention of Muslims in Internment Camps Truthdig RSS

BEIJING China on Tuesday characterized its mass internment of Muslims as a push to bring into the modern, civilized world a destitute people who are easily led astray a depiction that analysts said bore troubling colonial overtones.

The report is the ruling Communist Partys latest effort to defend its extrajudicial detention of Central Asian Muslim minorities against mounting criticism.

Chinas resistance to Western pressure over the camps highlights its growing confidence under President Xi Jinping, who has offered Beijings authoritarian system as a model for other countries.

About 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities have been arbitrarily detained in mass internment camps in Chinas far west Xinjiang region, according to estimates by a U.N. panel. Former detainees say they were forced to disavow their Islamic beliefs in the camps, while children of detainees are being placed in dozens of orphanages across the region.

The report by the official Xinhua News Agency indicated that key to the partys vision in Xinjiang is the assimilation of the indigenous Central Asian ethnic minorities into Han Chinese society and in turn, a modern lifestyle.

Xinjiang Gov. Shohrat Zakir said the authorities were providing people with lessons on Mandarin, Chinese history and laws. Such training would steer them away from extremism and onto the path toward a modern life in which they would feel confident about the future, he said.

Its become a general trend for them to expect and pursue a modern, civilized life, Zakir said, referring to the trainees. He said the measures are part of a broader policy to build a foundation for completely solving the deeply-rooted problems in the region.

China has long viewed the countrys ethnic minorities as backward, said James Leibold an expert on Chinese ethnic polices at Melbournes La Trobe University.

Leibold described Beijings perspective on minorities as: Theyre superstitious, theyre deviant, theyre potentially dangerous. The role of the party-state is to bring them into the light of civilization, to transform them.

Despite growing alarm from the U.S. and the United Nations, China has maintained that Xinjiangs vast dragnet of police surveillance is necessary for countering latent extremism and preserving stability.

The Turkic-speaking Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gurs) have long resented restrictions placed on their religious practices. They say they experience widespread discrimination in jobs and access to passports.

In the Xinhua report, Zakir said authorities provide free vocational training in skills geared toward manufacturing, food and service industries. Zakir said trainees a...


Economic crisis looming? blogfactory

Europeans nations are repatriating their gold??
The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has announced it is bringing home the countrys 100,000 ounces (3 tons) of gold reserves from London.

The decision to repatriate gold reserves, in total worth some 33 billion Hungarian forint (US$130 million), was also explained as being for safety reasons, in case of a potential geopolitical crisis.

It is also in line with international trends as storage of gold reserves out of the country is now considered risky by many central banks, including Austrian, German and Dutch regulators. They have recently decided to repatriate their gold reserves.

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Principal Replaced After Telling Student to Take Off Trump Jersey at Patriotic Football Game The Daily Sheeple

Administrators replaced a North Carolina high school principal after she told a student to take off his Trump jersey at a patriotic-themed football game.

Cindy Gordon, who was principal at Harnett Central High School, asked Matthew Collins, 18, to remove the jersey because it was political, WRAL reported Friday. The front of the jersey read USA in red, white, and blue and the back had the word Trump with the number 45 below.

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Market sell-off could get significantly worse says strategist blogfactory

The ongoing sell-offs in equity markets are drawing slight parallels with the crash of the late 1980s, according to Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon.

He has raised concerns around recent market moves, telling CNBC: Without wishing to be too alarmist, there have been a few parallels to what was happening 30 years ago in terms of whats been happening to the dollar, whats been happening to oil prices, whats been happening to Treasury yields.

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Derrick said that Its all very September/October 1987 from that perspective. The strategist referred to the volatile market dubbed Black Monday that began on October 19, 1987, in Asia before spreading to Europe and then the US later in the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average then plunged more than 500 points or 22 percent in a single day.

READ MORE: Decade after financial crisis JPMorgan predicts next ones coming soon

Derricks worries follow last weeks market rout that saw US stocks suffering their worst loss since March, with the Dow losing almost 1,400 points in two days. According to the strategist, the current events wont play out like they did 31 years ago. However, he warned that a confluence of different circumstances could lead to a serious risk-off event, leading the market to get significantly worse this week.



Missouri Woman Fired For Blocking Black Man From Entering Apartment Complex The Daily Sheeple

A white Missouri woman who tried to prevent a black man from entering his apartment complex was fired by her employer on Sunday after a video of the incident went viral.

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Saudi Arabia Considers Itself Untouchable Due to Oil and Money Liberty Blitzkrieg

The roots of that lobbys rise to prominence in Washington lie in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As you may remember, with 15 of those 19 suicidal hijackers being citizens of Saudi Arabia, it was hardly surprising that American public opinion had soured on the Kingdom. In response, the worried Saudi royals spent around $100 million over the next decade to improve such public perceptions and retain their influence in the U.S. capital. That lobbying facelift proved a success until, in 2015, relations soured with the Obama administration over the Iran nuclear deal. Once Donald Trump won the presidency, however, the Saudis saw an unparalleled opportunity and launched the equivalent of a full-court press, an aggressive campaign to woo the newly elected president and the Republican-led Congress, which, of course, cost real money.

As a result, the growth of Saudi lobbying operations would prove extraordinary. In 2016, according to FARA records, they reported spending just under $10 million on lobbying firms; in 2017, that number had nearly tripled to $27.3 million. And thats just a baseline figure for a far larger operation to buy influence in Washington, since it doesnt include considerable sums given to elite universities or think tanks like the Arab Gulf States Institute, the Middle East Institute, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (to mention just a few of them).

- From the must read piece: The Saudi Lobby Juggernaut

It appears Saudi Arabia's preparing to spin a tale about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi for the purpose of providing Donald Trump with cover to pretend nothing happened and get back to business as usual. Apparently, the Saudis plan to claim he was killed by rogue agents in a botched inter...


RV/Intelligence Alert: "Purge" -- October 16, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - October 16, 2018

(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

The Cabal's existing power structure is doomed in the event of an RV.

The reported assassination attempt on Putin, and the spying issue with China are retaliatory moves by the Cabal to disrupt the transition.

The BRICS Alliance and Republic White Hats are preparing for another purge operation on the Cabal.

"Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin." ~ Aesop

Full GESARA compliance with all countries must be accomplished.

The old fiat financial system is rigged to collapse.

Once the collapse occurs, the QFS will be brought in followed by GESARA to reduce public chaos.

Public chaos during the collapse will be unavoidable. The goal is to reduce the amount of public chaos as much as possible during the transition.

All currency holders worldwide will be given the opportunity to redeem their currencies before public chaos erupts during the collapse.

The redemption event (RV) will be vital to creating humanitarians worldwide to aid those in need during the collapse.

The old system must be destroyed to make way for the new.

"You can't build a new house on lot with an existing old house."

The transition begins with the collapse.





Forget Lemonade Stands, These Kidtrepreneurs Are Running Million-Dollar Companies The Fifth Column

United States (FEE)  More and more kids are embracing their entrepreneurial spirits and running wildly successful businesses.

hen most of us think of child entrepreneurs, our minds conjure up pictures of neighborhood lemonade stands and summer lawn mowing gigs. But in the modern marketplace, todays kidtrepreneurs arent just running small-scale businesses anymorethey are well on their way to building commercial empires.

Some are so successful, their parents have even had the rare opportunity of being employed by their own underage children. But these business-savvy kiddos arent just making a killing by creating products that consumers love. They are also learning how to embrace failurea skill most people do not learn until well into adulthood, putting these entrepreneurial kids way ahead of the game.

Alina Morse is not your average CEO. At just 13-years-old, she is running a multimillion-dollar candy company, Zollipops, which she started years ago.

When Alina was just seven-years-old, she accompanied her father on a trip to the bank where the teller offered her a lollipop. Like all children, she was excited about the sugary treat, but her father told her that the candy would rot her teeth. Instead of getting angry, young Alina went into problem-solving mode. If she wanted to be able to eat lollipops, then she had to find a way to invent a recipe that wouldnt be a detriment to her oral hygiene.

After identifying the problem, she set to work looking for the right solution. For two full years, she set to work doing online research, testing different recipes, and using a variety of different types of cooking equipment in order to make the production process as efficient as possible. After the research and development stage was complete and her first lollipop recipe perfected, Alina, accompanied by her father, made her first sales pitch, an endeavor that secured her product line a place on Whole Foodss shelves around the country.

Zollipops, which now includes sugar-free lollipops, taffy, and hard candy, is currently sold in more than 7,500 stores across the country and employs six full-time employees and a handful of independent contractors. This year, her brands sales are even projected at $5 to $6 millionno small feat for such a small person. In fact, Alinas business has become so profitable, her parents now work for her. And while others may not be quite as successful as she is, Alina isnt the only kidtrepreneur in the game.

Just like Alina, twelve-year-old Owen Simoess business idea began with a problem. Owen has a passion for refinishing antique furniture. Spray paint used to be the typical go-to product of his trade, but he began to grow frustrated by its propensity for making messes. In addition to staining his parents lawn a variety of bright colors, spray pain...


Video of nurses abusing elderly patient at Russian psychiatric clinic sparks public outrage Signs of the Times

The head of a psychiatric clinic in Russia's Urals says he's ready to resign after a disturbing video of nurses abusing an elderly patient surfaced online. Meanwhile, the internet demands a harsh punishment for the perpetrators. Two young hospital attendants are seen throwing a slipper at the man and kicking him in the backside in the controversial footage, which was uploaded on YouTube by website earlier this week. Their cruel actions seem like a fun game to the nurses as they're heard laughing out loud.


Scrap mines, call centers and hashish plantations: The grim options facing Albanian workers Lefteast

Editors Note: Over the last three decades or so, the workplace has receded from visibility in scholarship and in cultural productions. This disappearance is a global phenomenon of the neoliberal era, but the shift in East European societies, which used to valorize labor in many ways, has been particularly extreme. To the outside observer, it is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine what people do upon entering the gates of their workplace. This is why articles such as the following one by Arlind Qori, about the employment options Albanians face and the attendant forms of violence, oppression, and exploitation, are so important today. This article is published in collaboration with the Serbo-Croatian portal Bilten.

Bulqiza and its chrome mine. (CC) Albinfo, Wikimedia Commons

Enver Koi was a 66-years old miner who lost his life while working in the mine. The Prosecution Office declined to press charges, considering that the Penal Code does not provide instruments for prosecuting this kind of accident in the workplace (Albanian). He is the fifth miner from Bulqiza, Albanias central mining town, to be killed since the beginning of 2018. Organizata Politikes activists have calculated that, in the absence of official data, at least 43 miners have died in the workplace since 2013, the year the ruling Socialist Party came to power. In a sign of protest, on May Day the activists placed 43 mining helmets on the stairs of the Ministry of Energy and Industry. Nevertheless, its commonplace nowadays in Albania for state institutions to shift the blame on workers for workplace accidents and even for their own deaths.

Miners are only a tiny minority of the Albanian working class, despite once being one of the historical strongholds of workers organizing. In Bulqiza, hundreds of workers continue to work in very dangerous conditions. The government has withdrawn not only from administering the mines but also from seriously supervising working conditions. Through notorious public-private partnerships, it has distributed the mining galleries to a number of economic oligarchs from Tirana as well as local strongmen and mafiosi. But formally employed workers are not the only ones subjected to exploitation and mistreatment. Hundreds of destitute people, especially women and children, venture into the no-mans-land bet...


Why do asset bubbles burst? blogfactory


An asset bubble occurs when the price of an asset, such as stocks, bonds, real estate or commodities, rises at a rapid pace without underlying fundamentals, such as equally fast-rising demand, to justify the price spike. Eventually, one of several triggers causes the asset bubble to burst.



Boycott this infamous food thats long been fraudulently called an anti-flab wonder Health Nut News

Recent research into the health effects of artificial sweeteners deliver yet another blow to safety claims. The animal study, published in the journal Molecules, found all artificial sweeteners currently approved and deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cause DNA damage in, and interfere with the normal and healthy activity of, gut bacteria. []

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Trump bought and paid for by wealthy Saudis? blogfactory


Ill go with definition number two, Lesley.

Even as of mid-2017, reporters were pointing Trump had some serious conflicts of interests in his dealings with Saudi Arabia. They pointed out that wealthy Saudis have bailed him out of bankruptcy, at least twice.

In other words, Trump owes them  Big time.


By Carolyn Kenney and John Norris, Center for American Progress June 14, 2017

Deals before diplomacy

President Donald Trumps early entanglements with Saudi Arabia largely consisted of wealthy Saudis buying his assets on the cheap as he veered time and again into bankruptcy. In 1991, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased Trumps yacht, Trump Princess, after Trump was forced to surrender it to creditors because he...


Man plows tractors into cars, reportedly on way to protest at Israeli embassy in Turkey Signs of the Times

A man, who was allegedly driving his tractor to a protest at the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, was shot in the leg by police. Before he was apprehended, his rampage destroyed several nearby vehicles. The 45-year old driver, identified as Aydn Sakarya, was apprehended by Turkish police while driving a tractor through central Ankara. Police shot him in the leg after he reportedly refused several commands to stop. The apprehend man told police that he intended to drive his tractor to the Israeli embassy in order to stage a protest.


Brexit fears are holding back UK manufacturing investment, study finds blogfactory

Survey of companies finds half are holding back planned investment because of uncertainty over exit from EU.

Britains manufacturers are putting the brakes on investment plans as uncertainty over Brexit makes them more reluctant to spend money on new factories and machinery, a report reveals.

The amount invested by UK manufacturers in new plant and machinery has slowed to 6.5% of turnover, from 7.5% last year, according to a survey by EEF, the industry trade body, as companies press the pause button until there is further clarity on a Brexit deal.

Britains business community has warned the government that it must urgently agree a Brexit transition deal with the EU or risk losing UK jobs and investment.

With global demand on the up, conditions should be ripe for industry to make new investments in capacity and productivity-enhancing technology, but Brexit means the future outlook for investment is not clearcut, said Lee Hopley, EEFs chief economist.

The 328 companies taking part in the annual EEF/Santander investment monitor were almost evenly split over whether they intend to increase spending in the next two years.

A small majority, 51.1% of manufacturers, intended to spend more on plant and machinery, either to replace obsolete equipment or to take advantage of new opportunities on the back of an improved global outlook.

For the other half, uncertainty over the UKs exit from the EU was holding back planned investment, while there was also little focus on investing to improve process efficiency.

Hopley said the chancellor, Philip Hammond, should use his forthcoming budget on...


Saudis thought Trump would shrug at killing journalist, may have thought they were doing him a favor blogfactory

On Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. One focus of their discussion is the disappearance and suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Pompeo has already thanked the Saudis for supporting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation even though they have yet to allow Turkish authorities into the consulate, have presented a false covert story of tourists for a group of Saudi intelligence agencies entering the country, and repeatedly provided false information in saying that Khashoggi left the consulate shortly after he came in. To date, the Saudis have been anything but transparent, done everything possible to delay, and have stalled every attempt to get to the truth. Pompeo is praising the Saudis, when they have not only very likely murdered Khashoggi, but obfuscated and lied on every aspect of his fate.

At a Monday chat with the press, Donald Trump suggested that Khashoggi was done in by rogue killers. Killers who apparently boarded a plane in Saudi Arabia, landed in Istanbul, came inside the consulate, detained, beat, killed and dismembered Khashoggi using a bone saw, left in a black van taking the journalists severed body with them, reboarded a plane, and flew back to Saudi Arabia. Also on Monday, several sources reported that the Saudis would float a new story, one in which Khashoggi was detained for questioning and accidentally killed. But despite wide reporting, no official Saudi source has yet offered up this explanation.

According to CNN, Turkish authorities are reporting that they will, at last, be given access to the consulate building on Tuesday. Turkish sources have previously stated that they had both audio and video evidence that Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate.

Through the whole incident, Donald Trump has insisted that the United States is deeply concernedunless, of course, it would hurt a $110 billion arms agreement with Saudi Arabia. That arms sale is helping to enable the Saudi intrusion into Yemen, where US bombs have been dropped on a school bus, as well as other civilian targets. The invasion of Yemen is one of the topics that most concerned Khashoggi, and was connected to his departure from Saudi Arabia. But there was another reason that Khashoggi fell out of favor with Saudi leader bin Salman, and that connection makes whats already an unimaginably ugly incident even uglier.



The Other Enduring Legacy of Jim Crow in Charlottesville, Va. Truthdig RSS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. High school seniors Zyahna Bryant and Trinity Hughes have been friends since they were 6 years old, raised by blue-collar families in this affluent college town. They played on the same T-ball and softball teams and were in the same church group.

But like many African-American children in Charlottesville, Trinity lived on the south side of town and went to a predominantly black neighborhood elementary school. Zyahna lived across the train tracks on the north side and was zoned to a mostly white school, near the University of Virginia campus, that boasts the citys highest reading scores.

In elementary school, Zyahna was chosen for the districts program for gifted students. Since then, she has completed more than a dozen Advanced Placement and college-level courses, maintained a nearly 4.0 average, and has been a student leader and a community activist. She has her eyes set on a prestigious university like UVA.

I want to go somewhere where it shows how much hard work Ive put in, said Zyahna.

Trinity wasnt selected for the gifted program. She tried to enroll in higher-level courses and was denied. She expects to graduate later this school year, but with a transcript that she says wont make her competitive for selective four-year colleges.

I know what Im capable of and what I can do, Trinity said, but the counselors and teachers, they dont really care about that.

For every student like Zyahna in Charlottesvilles schools, there are scores like Trinity, caught in one of the widest educational disparities in the United States. Charlottesvilles racial inequities mirror college towns across the country, from Berkeley, California, to Evanston, Illinois. But they also match the wider world of education, which is grappling with racial gaps in areas from gifted programs to school discipline that can undercut the effort to equitably prepare students for college in a competitive economy.

The debate over the citys statue of Robert E. Lee and the white supremacist march last year set Charlottesville apart and spurred it to confront its Confederate past. But the city hasnt fully come to terms with another aspect of its Jim Crow legacy: a school system that segregates students from the time they start and steers them into separate and unequal tracks.

Charlottesville is beautiful physically and aesthetically pleasing, but a very ugly-in-the-soul place, said Nikuyah Walker, who became its first black female mayor during the self-recrimination that swept the city after last years white nationalist rallies. No one has ever attempted to undo that and that affects whether our children can learn here.

Today, white students make up 40 percent of Charlottesvilles enrollment, and African Americans about a third. But white children are about four times as likely to be in Charlottesvilles gifted program, while black students are more than four times as lik...


Salvini says France deliberately dropped off migrants in Italian woods Signs of the Times

Italian anti-immigration leader Matteo Salvini has labeled French President Emmanuel Macron an "international embarrassment" after policemen were spotted dropping off migrants in an Italian forest on the countries' shared border. The right-wing Northern League party leader and the country's Interior minister said the French authorities' drop off of the migrants in Italian territory "is an unprecedented offence against Italy" and said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that "we don't accept apologies". A French gendarmerie police van last Friday was seen dropping off the two men, believed to be of African origin, in Italy's Claviere woods. A French official said the incident was a "mistake" at the hands of the officers who were new to patrolling the area. "Abandoning immigrants in an Italian forest cannot be considered a mistake or an incident," Salvini said. He went on to question whether international organizations such as the United Nations and Europe "don't find it 'sickening' to...


Let's embrace the joy of moonmoons and more playful scientific terms RSS feed from

Some say the astronomical term moonmoon makes light of a serious field of study, but it seems a shame to abandon it for po-faced alternatives


Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Member Suspended After Saying Republicans Should Be Brought To The Guillotines The Daily Sheeple

A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party was suspended after saying Republicans should be brought to the guillotines after the November midterm elections.

William Davis, who is the spokesman for the party in Minnesota, commented in a Facebook post: 11.7 bring them to the guillotines. Party executive director Corey Day said Davis deleted the post and party spokeswoman Charlene Briner said Daviss suspension started Monday with no pay for one week, according to The Associated Press.

The comment made by William Davis on social media this weekend was unacceptable. The DFL offers its apologies and assurance that these types of remarks by our employees are not the way we conduct our business, Day said in a statement to Bring Me The News.

The screenshot of the Facebook post was shared by the campaign for Republican Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow. Wardlow is running against the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison, who was accused of sexual abuse by his ex-girlfriend.

Wardlows campaign has since called for Davis to be fired from the DFL and has attacked Ellison for his leadership throughout his party.

Any desperate attempt by the DFL and their supporters to show they will remove partisanship from the Attorney Generals office is laughable. Keith Ellison is the Deputy Chair of the hyper-partisan Democratic National Committee and they employ staffers who make these comments. Minnesota voters can see through their sham, Kory Wood, the general consultant for Doug Wardlow for Attorney General, sa...


Jihadists refuse to leave Idlib buffer zone under Russia-Turkey deal - Syria threatens to resume anti-terror op Signs of the Times

Militants in Syria's Idlib Province failed to meet an October 15 deadline for vacating a buffer zone created under a Russian-Turkish cease-fire deal, prompting a threat from the Syrian government to resume its military campaign. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said Syrian forces are ready to resume their fight to "eradicate" militants who remain in Idlib, but he said Syria would give Russia time to determine whether they complied with the deal. The deal between Turkey and Russia, which averted what was widely expected to be a bloody battle in the last remaining Syrian rebel-held stronghold last month, set up a buffer zone about 20 kilometers long which was to be evacuated of all heavy weapons and Islamist extremists by midnight on October 14. Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, said on October 15 that the militants largely failed to comply with the agreement. "We did not document the withdrawal of any jihadist fighters from...


There's a surge of trans students coming out at my college ... and I'm scared to talk about it Signs of the Times

I have always been empathetic and sensitive to suffering. From a young age, I remember worrying about families who lost their health insurance, the exploitation of women, and the huge discrepancies of wealth in the world. So when I first heard stories about transgender teens, I was very troubled. I got my Instagram account when I started high school six years ago. That's when I started learning about the transgender community. I stumbled across their images without even trying. Most were young, 14 or 15, and laid a tragic narrative of being sickeningly confined to breasts and intolerant parents. Many of these internet strangers used the Instagram platform to connect with other trans youth, share their progress and unhealthy coping mechanisms, and discuss their comorbid mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and the fallout from sexual abuse. I did not interact with their posts, but read them out of curiosity and an attempt to understand.


Venezuela issues new currency, amid hyperinflation and deep social unrest blogfactory

Venezuela issued a new currency recently in an attempt to bolster its crumbling economy as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that inflation could hit one million percent this year.

The move, part of a dramatic raft of measures aimed at halting runaway hyperinflation, comes as thousands of Venezuelans continue to flee across the border into neighboring countries amid food and medicine shortages, political turmoil and soaring crime rates.
In a tweet posted following the unveiling of Venezuelas new currency Monday, the countrys president Nicolas Maduro hailed the recovery package as a revolutionary formula.
The country of Venezuela has faced historical violent protests during the past year, causing the deaths of over 150 people in 2017 alone, most of them protesters and one journalist. Back in April of 2013, Nicolas Maduro who used to be the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the ex-president Hugo Chaves, was elected President.
Since about a year later in the spring of 2014, the country of Venezuela has encountered turmoil that reached its peak in violence in the spring of 2017. Back then, angry demonstrators took the streets of Caracas among multiple other cities throughout the country to protest against the strict regime of the new Maduros government.
Apart from Caracas which all footage was filmed in, people in other cities demonstrated their anger towards the corrupted and dictatorial government of Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Valencia, Maracaibo and Maracay. Organizers of the demonstrations were the opposition parties and the national assembly including the citizens and the very politicians involved in these parties. Students and other young adults also took part in clashes between the national guard and national police.
Reportedly, even the members of the government has illegal armed groups that intervened. The month of April 2017 ended up being one of the deadliest, leaving multiple dead during and after protests by being shot by armed forces with gas canisters, electrocuted while looting and shot while looting.
During these large scales protests, among them the April 20th mother of all marches, the streets of Caracas were paralyz...


Why the next economic crisis will be much harder to fix blogfactory

Ten years on from the global financial crisis of 2008 it helps to see it in historical and geopolitical terms. Many continuing effects of the crisis generate fears it could recur, triggered next time more from political economy than finance.

Such perspectives reveal 2008 is aptly named. It was a crisis greater in scale and speed than that of 1929, defying claims that capitalism is no longer prone to disaster. It played out financially through the banking system before morphing into the politics of austerity, inequality and reactive populist revolts in the major western states. And it was genuinely global, rolling over from the United States to Europe and immediately affecting China and then major emerging economies.

The crisis revealed how vulnerable this more open structure was to collapse in one country which was then rapidly generalised globally

It is salutary to recall ideas about the great moderation in the 2000s. They asserted that economic cycles and crises had been ironed out by self-sustaining markets and policy wisdom arising from the rebellions against Keynesian policies of the 1970s and 1980s now commonly labelled neoliberalism.

Deregulation of national and international financial controls in the 1990s dramatically increased wholesale cross-border lending, which along with far greater world trade is dubbed globalisation.

The crisis revealed how vulnerable this more open structure was to collapse in one country which was then rapidly generalised globally.




Jobs' Are No Excuse for Arming a Murderous Regime RSS feed from

The case of Jamal Khashoggi is just one of many reasons for the United States to distance itself from the Saudi regime.


Iraqi general: US not interested in eliminating ISIS - sees them as useful 'tool' to destabilize region Signs of the Times

Baghdad is boosting security at its border with Syria in order to prevent terrorists from infiltrating the country. Speaking to Sputnik, General Dia al-Wakil, an Iraqi military strategic analyst, opined that the US-led coalition may use the terrorist group as a "tool" to further destabilize the region. The US-led coalition is not interested in eradicating Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) because the group's existence can be used by the US to justify their military buildup in the Middle East, General Dia al-Wakil, an Iraqi military strategic analyst, told Sputnik Arabic. "I do not believe that the international coalition wants to bring an end to terrorism in the region," he said. "Under the cover of the 'fight against terrorism,' US [military] forces can remain and strengthen here. Behind this are economic goals. Americans need oil and arms sales contracts. It is necessary for the American welfare." The general expressed concerns that the terrorists could be transferred to Iraq under the US'...


Another Macron critic has headquarters raided - First Le Pen, now Melenchon Signs of the Times

Former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's home has been raided by police, as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of EU funds that also targeted political firebrand and Macron critic Marine Le Pen. The leader of France's left-wing La France Insoumise (France Unbowed) livestreamed the unannounced intrusion on Facebook, vowing to exact revenge on France's Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet for the raid, which targeted his home as well as his party's headquarters.


Britain on the Leash with the United States Operation Disclosure

Britain on the Leash with the United States But At Which End?

Posted on October 16, 2018

Source: Deus Nexus | By DAVID NOVA


The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is often assumed to be one where the once-great, sophisticated Brits are subordinate to the upstart, uncouth Yanks.

Iconic of this assumption is the mocking of former prime minister Tony Blair as George W. Bushs poodle for his riding shotgun on the ill-advised American stagecoach blundering into Iraq in 2003. Blair was in good practice, having served as Bill Clintons dogsbody in the no less criminal NATO aggression against Serbia over Kosovo in 1999.

On the surface, the UK may seem just one more vassal state on par with Germany, Japan, South Korea, and so many other useless so-called allies. We control their intelligence services, their military commands, their think tanks, and much of their media. We can sink their financial systems and economies at will. Emblematic is German Chancellor Angela Merkels impotent ire at discovering the Obama administration had listened in on her cell phone, about which she did precisely nothing. Global hegemony means never having to say youre sorry.

These countries know on which end of the leash they are: the one attached to the collar around their necks. The hand unmistakably is in Washington. These semi-sovereign countries answer to the US with the same servility as member states of the Warsaw Pact once heeded the USSRs Politburo. (Sometimes more. Communist Roman...


Tusk: May should come with new Brexit proposals blogfactory

EU Council president Donald Tusk said on Tuesday he will ask British prime minister Theresa May at the EU summit on Wednesday if she has concrete proposals to break the impasse in Brexit negotiations. He said goodwill will not be enough to secure a Brexit deal. Tusk added that the EU chief negotiator Michel Barniers report, and Mays Monday speech in parliament, gave him no grounds for optimism.



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Man shot after triggering own booby trap while feeding squirrels at North Carolina home The Daily Sheeple


CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. A North Carolina man who booby-trapped his backdoor with a shotgun shot himself when he opened the door, according to deputies.

WCNC reported that the 68-year-old man seriously injured himself with his own booby trap at about 11:30 a.m. Monday at his Cleveland County home.  

Ive never seen anything quite like this, Capt. Jon Wright, with the Cleveland County Sheriffs Office, told the Gaston Gazette.

Deputies said the shotgun went off after the man opened the door to feed some squirrels, hitting him in the arm. An arriving deputy used a tactical tourniquet on the man.

Authorities say the trap was just one of many that had been rigged around the property, according to WBTV.

Deputies said the man was taken to Atrium Health in Shelby and will likely be flown Charlotte.



Indicted House candidates Collins, Hunter experience steep drop-off in contributions OpenSecrets News

Rep. Duncan Hunter (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

August indictments against incumbent House candidates Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) heavily disrupted their campaigns specifically in the area of campaign contributions as donors appeared to lose enthusiasm after their candidates were charged with federal crimes.

Chris Collins

Collins who was charged with insider-trading and lying to federal investigators in August received less than $33,000 in campaign contributions from July through September, according to third quarter FEC filings.

Thats a far cry from the more than $1.2 million he collected in the first two quarters. From his indictment on Aug. 8 to Sept. 30, Collins received just 10 contributions in total, adding up to a meager $2,405.

Collins initially suspended his bid for a fourth term as New York 27th Congressional District Representative after his indictment but re-launched it one month later.

On the flipside, the news provided a big boost to Collins Democratic opponent Nate McMurray. He raised $519,846 in the most rec...


Reader: Please Read Now -- Very Important Operation Disclosure

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | Anonymously

If you really want the socialists to gain even a little bit of power back on November 6 and betray all the people, then just ignore the posts I asked you to re-post.

Here is why. What better motivator do you have than for ALL the people to know how and why the FDA refused to tell the sick people decades ago, that the REAL cure for high blood pressure and about 95 more illnesses was known since 1933.

The people that have had loved ones die will go out and vote against the socialists and put us in power for a 100 years, because we (YOU) will stop the depopulation agenda after November 6, 2018.

With the money from the RV, I can team up with the constitutional sheriffs to force the TV channels to spread the news of the millions killed in the past and the millions that YOU can help me save in the future..



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Goldman Sachs says US sanctions policy against Russia is undermining dollar's reserve currency position Signs of the Times

Washington's aggressive policy against Moscow could be a sufficient reason behind the recent fall of the dollar's share of global central-bank reserves, according to economist at US multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs. Russia's Central Bank has sold some $85 billion of its $150 billion holding of the US assets from April through June after the US Treasury Department announced new sanctions on Russian businessmen, companies and government officials, says Goldman's strategist Zach Pandl said, as quoted by Bloomberg. At the beginning of April, Washington expanded its anti-Russian sanction list, including seven Russian tycoons, 12 companies and 17 senior government officials over alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.


New Australian PM 'open' to moving embassy to Jerusalem Signs of the Times

Australia might soon follow in controversial US footsteps and relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the country's new prime minister hinted after discussing the issue with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Arguing that a two-state solution has failed to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his government is contemplating moving the Australian embassy to the Holy City, to somehow rejuvenate the negotiation process. "We're committed to a two-state solution, but frankly, it hasn't been going that well, not a lot of progress has been made, and you don't keep doing the same thing and expect different results," Morrison said Tuesday morning, speaking from Parliament House. Comment: He's right about that. But how moving the embassy to Jerusalem somehow works towards resolving the problem is baffling. Maybe Australia should go ahead and recognize all the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights as Israeli to "solve"...


How food banks are taking on the growing world hunger problem Fast Company

Around the world, a network of food banks is finding ways to save wasted food and give it to the hungry.

An estimated 821 million people struggle with chronic hunger. Thats 44 million more than two years ago, despite the adoption of the United Nations sustainable development goal to try to end hunger by 2030.

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Scientists Publish New Study Examining the Human Ability to Accurately Predict Future Events Operation Disclosure

Scientists Publish A New Study Examining Humans Ability To Accurately Predict Future Events

October 10, 2018

Source: Collective Evolution | By Arjun Walia


The Facts:

A new study outlines the scientific experiments under controlled conditions that have been conducted to see if precognition is actually real.

Reflect On:

The implications of non-material science are huge, what would happen if mainstream academia accepted these results without any bias?

Precognition, is it real? If you examine the research thats been published in this field, from peer-reviewed publications and controlled experiments, combined with the declassified literature from parapsychology programs from multiple governments around the world, the evidence for the ability of humans to accurately predict future events is overwhelming to the point where I am not sure why it would or could be considered pseudoscience. But given the current parameters of science, its understandable, and from this perspective, the evidence may not be overwhelming, but you can decide that for yourself.

So what exactly is precognition? Its essentially the ability to have a premonition of a future event that could not otherwise be anticipated through any known process.

The current parameters of science definitely need to be changed and adjusted, they allow for an observed phenomenon, although sometimes unexplainable, to be completely disregarded, no matter how many times its replicated or performed under controlled experiments. This is a result of scientific dogma, rules and laws of science that have been set in place and seem to stay there due to the...


CDC's Influenza Math Doesn't add up -- Exaggerating the Death Toll to Sell Flu Shots Operation Disclosure

The CDCs Influenza Math Doesnt Add Up: Exaggerating the Death Toll to Sell Flu Shots

October 10, 2018

Source: Collective Evolution | By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


The Facts:

The flu shot is irresponsibly marketed, unnecessary and in some cases dangerous. This perspective comes from many people and health professionals, yet it's a narrative that's constantly ignored.

Reflect On:

Is a flu shot really necessary? Are our immune systems suffering from a lack of real immunity? Are vaccines doing more harm than good?

Every year at about this time, public health officials and their media megaphones start up the drumbeat to encourage everyone (including half-year-old infants, pregnant women and the invalid elderly) to get a flu shot. Never mind that more often than not the vaccines dont work, and sometimes even increase the risk of getting sick.

To buttress their alarmist message for 2018-2019, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies held a press conference and issued a press release on September 27, citing a particularly record-breaking (though unsubstantiated) 80,000 flu deaths last year. Having medical experts and public health authorities publiclystate concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes) is part and parcel of the CDCs documented ...


Elizabeth Fauxahontas Warren Wants Trumps $1 Million For Her DNA Report But Democrats Turn On Her The Daily Sheeple

Ill only do it if I can test her personally, and that will not be something I will enjoy doing either, Trump said when asked about his offer to pay $1 million to Warrens favorite charity if she could prove her claim of being an Indian.

Well, it looks like Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), aka Fauxahontas, released the results of her DNA test and is looking to collect from President Donald Trump, who promised her $1 million for her to take a test to prove she is Native American. However, not only is Trump thumbing his nose at her, but it looks like fellow Democrats have had their fill of her too.

You can read the results of her DNA test here.

First, The Boston Globe reports:

Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides strong evidence she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

The analysis of Warrens DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for his work on tracking population migration via DNA analysis.

He concluded that the vast majority of Warrens ancestry is European, but he added that the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.

Bustamante calculated that Warrens pure Native American ancestor appears in her family tree in the range of 6-10 generations ago. That timing fits Warrens family lore, passed down during her Oklahoma upbringing, that her great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith, was at least partially Native American.

Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA tes...


Frog misses dragonfly, video Dear Kitty. Some blog

In this 11 October 2018 video, an edible frog jumps to catch a female southern hawker dragonfly, but just misses.

Joep Jansen in the Netherlands made this slow motion video.


Ukrainian fugitive who faked own death found living it up in fancy French castle Signs of the Times

On 5 October, the French Gendarmerie with the active support of Europol arrested in Burgundy close to Dijon a high-profile fugitive from Ukraine who was living a lavish lifestyle in France. The suspect is thought to be behind a complex case of international fraud and money laundering. The seizures during the action day alone amount at over EUR 4.6 million and include a castle, a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom and 3 works of art by Salvador Dali. Earlier in January, the French Gendarmerie initiated an investigation on alleged suspicious transactions surrounding the purchase of a castle which was bought for EUR 3 million by a Luxembourgish company whose ultimate beneficial owner was a Ukrainian citizen suspected of corruption at a large scale in his country.


Indigenous Colombians face death threats for opposing mining RSS feed from

Ahead of a London meeting, Colombian far-right paramilitaries have threatened the indigenous Wayu people for campaigning against mega-mining projects by UK-listed companies.


Internet Censorship Just Took and Unprecedented Leap Forward Operation Disclosure

Internet Censorship Just Took An Unprecedented Leap Forward, And Hardly Anyone Noticed

Posted on October 15, 2018

Source: Deus Nexus | by Caitlin Johnstone

While most indie media was focused on debating the way people talk about Kanye West and the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an unprecedented escalation in internet censorship took place which threatens everything we all care about. It received frighteningly little attention.

After a massive purge of hundreds of politically oriented pages and personal accounts for inauthentic behavior, Facebook rightly received a fair amount of criticism for the nebulous and hotly disputed basis for that action. What received relatively little attention was the far more ominous step which was taken next: within hours of being purged from Facebook, multiple anti-establishment alternative media sites had their accounts completely removed from Twitter as well.

As of this writing I am aware of three large alternative media outlets which were expelled from both platforms at almost the same time: Anti-Media, the Free Thought Project, and Police the Police, all of whom had millions of followers on Facebook. Both the Editor-in-Chiefof Anti-Media and its Chief Creative Officer were also banned by Twitter, and are being kept from having any new accounts on that site as well.



Anna Von Reitz -- Come on, Donald Trump Operation Disclosure

Monday, October 15, 2018

Come On, Donald Trump. You Are a Smart Man.

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Picture then-President Obama and the UN Bankruptcy Trustees sitting around a conference table.

Picture Obama saying, "Well, all these land assets have just been sitting here unclaimed since 1953, why don't we put them into the pot as abandoned assets and use all that land as collateral backing our debts?"

The Bankruptcy Trustees readily, eagerly, with great glee say, "Why, yes, that would be acceptable....if you are sure that all these vast acreages are abandoned by the original owners?"

Obama says, "Oh, yes, quite sure. The land titles were taken back in the 1930's, released in 1954.... I don't think there is any realistic likelihood that the heirs will show up after all these years."

So the deal was done and all the American land assets were put up as collateral for Obummer's debts, "securing" and underwriting all the fraud and cronyism of the 2008 meltdown.

A couple weeks later, Obama shows up again for a little discussion with "his" bankruptcy trustees, and he says, "Yeah, hey, fellas, I found all these private and personal trusts just laying around in the banking system. Most of these haven't been accessed for fifty years. Why not take these assets as collateral, too?"

"No problem, Mr. President. We can do that. We'll just do a little allonge in the name of the missing trustees....."

"Right," says Mr. Obama. "These dumb clucks were never told that these trusts exist, so what they don't know won't hurt 'em."

So then, right after that, which basically mean...


United States mercenaries murdering in Yemen Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 16 October 2018 BuzzFeed News video from the USA says about itself:

US Mercenaries Attempt Assassination In Yemen

The United Arab Emirates hired US ex-special ops soldiers to carry out targeted assassinations in war-torn Yemen. These elite US fighters were given years of specialized training by the US military to protect America. But then they worked for a different master: a private US company hired by a tiny desert monarchy to kill political rivals. Read our full investigation here.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

US American mercenaries committed murders for hire in Yemen

Today, 15:09

American mercenaries were commissioned by a foreign power to carry out murder missions against politicians in Yemen. That reports the US American BuzzFeed News. A research journalist of the website spoke to men who participated in the operations.

They say, among other things, that they were trying to kill a Yemeni politician on behalf of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE is a member of the Arab coalition fighting against Houthi rebels in the war in Yemen, with logistical support from the United States.

The Arab kingdom contacted an American company that supplies mercenary soldiers. The mercenaries, who are mentioned by name in the article, say that they were active for several months in Yemen and killed a number of important figures there.

Attack on politician

Experts say to BuzzFeed that it is hardly imaginable that...


Insects Are Vanishing at an Alarming Rate, New Study Finds Truthdig RSS

When a scientist who studies the essential role insects play in the health of the ecosystem calls a new study on the dramatic decline of bug populations around the world one of the most disturbing articles hes ever read, its time for the world to pay attention.

The article in question is a report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that in addition to annihilating hundreds of mammal species, the human-caused climate crisis has also sparked a global bugpocalypse that will only continue to accelerate in the absence of systemic action to curb planetary warming.

This study in PNAS is a real wake-up calla clarion callthat the phenomenon could be much, much bigger, and across many more ecosystems, David Wagner, an invertebrate conservation expert at the University of Connecticut, said in response to the new report. This is one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read.

Authored by Bradford Lister of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Andres Garcia of National Autonomous University of Mexico, the study found that [a]rthropods, invertebrates including insects that have external skeletons, are declining at an alarming rate.

We compared arthropod biomass in Puerto Ricos Luquillo rainforest with data taken during the 1970s and found that biomass had fallen 10 to 60 times, the researchers write. Our analyses revealed synchronous declines in the lizards, frogs, and birds that eat arthropods. Over the past 30 years, forest temperatures have risen 2.0 C, and our study indicates that climate warming is the driving force behind the collapse of the forests food web. If supported by further research, the impact of climate change on tropical ecosystems may be much greater than currently anticipated.

As the climate crisis intensifies, Lister and Garcia continued, the frequency and intensity of hurricanes in Puerto Rico are expected to increase, along with the severity of droughts and an additional 2.67 C temperature increase by 2099, conditions that collectively may exceed the resilience of the rainforest ecosystem.


Making games like Red Dead Redemption 2 shouldn't be such hard work RSS feed from

Reports that 2018's blockbuster video game saw people working 100-hour weeks are troubling, given that tech firms could make workers' lives easier, says Michael Cook


Scientists claim virtual reality environments can change our food tastes Signs of the Times

When we eat, the ambiance and environment play a much larger role than previously thought. A team of scientists at Cornell University have shown that we can alter how our food tastes using virtual reality. "When we eat, we perceive not only just the taste and aroma of foods, we get sensory input from our surroundings - our eyes, ears, even our memories about surroundings," said Robin Dando, associate professor of food science and senior author of the research. In the study, published in the Journal of Food Science, a total of 50 test subjects were given three samples of blue cheese which they tasted while wearing a virtual reality headset that placed them in three distinct digital environments: a sensory booth, a park bench, and a cow barn at Cornell University. Unbeknownst to the participants, all three samples of cheese were identical, only the digital environment in which they ate the cheese changed. They were then asked to rate the taste and odor of the cheese and, as a control...


The Story of Q's -- Current Strategies Decrypted Operation Disclosure

The Story of QsAll of Them & The Current Strategies Decrypted [videos]

OCTOBER 15, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture

Qanon went dark 6 days ago, but a friend sent this to me and in the interim I thought Id pass it on as it sounds like it could be the real origins of Q and beyond. It appears to have been passed on several times already.

Following that is Daves X22 Report with some solid Q-T strategy that also resonates.

Our brains have never had such workouts. This is a spiritual war of Light against dark; the deepest, most frightening depths of dark like most Humans have never seenor remember seeing. The reality of it is beyond comprehension to most of us.

Of the suggestion it was Justice Antonin Scalia who was part of the ten and murdered, it sounds right. Its not usually the bad guys who get eliminated in nasty ways, although a few have if they thought they might tell a story the deep state dont want told. The dark loves to destroy the reputations of those who oppose them. The whole Scalia death was very suspicious and the details never made sense or rang true.

What is unfolding before us is NOT a game; but it is in a sense like a precision game of 5D chess. The players were skillfully chosen, and nothing left to chance. There is too much at stake. ~ BP
The latest Q drops are here.

The Origins of QAnon



Chaos In The Streets: The Civil Unrest That So Many Have Been Predicting Is Coming To America Is Now Here The Daily Sheeple

Nobody should want to see Americans beating the daylights out of other Americans in our city streets, but it is starting to happen with alarming regularity.  Americans have become more radicalized politically than ever before, and there is certainly nothing wrong with being passionate about what you believe, but way too often these very strong feelings are leading to outbursts of anger and violence.  The left hates the right and the right hates the left, and the mainstream media and many of our leading politicians are having a good old time stirring the pot on a continual basis.  It is almost as if they actually want violence to happen.  For a very long time, many of us have been warning that civil unrest is coming to America, and now it is here.

If you doubt this, please consider what just went down in Portland on Saturday night

A demonstration billed as a march for law and order in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night.

Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other outside Kellys Olympian, a popular bar on Southwest Washington Street.

The melee, which lasted more than a minute, ended when riot cops rushed in and fired pepper balls at the street fighters.

You can watch the brawl right here, and you can find some additional footage here.

In addition to the weapons mentioned above, it has now...


Canada Rachets up Intervention in Venezuela with ICC Request New on

Yves Engler examines Ottawa's escalation of its campaign against Venezuela.


Khashoggi case: Erdogan says Turkish investigators found surfaces newly painted in Saudi consulate Signs of the Times

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday suggested the Saudis might have covered up a murder in their Istanbul consulate, a dramatic new twist in the case of the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Investigators on Monday were allowed access to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where Turkey has said a hit team of 15 killed and dismembered Khashoggi.Erdogan said investigators found surfaces newly painted over, which could indicate an attempt to conceal evidence.President Donald Trump on Monday said he talked to Saudi King Salman and had begun leaning toward the idea that "rogue killers," not agents of the Saudi state, killed Khashoggi.Under increasing international pressure, Saudi Arabia is reportedly trying to piece together an alibi over Khashoggi's disappearance. While US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was meeting with Saudi Arabia's leaders on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dropped a bombshell of a new twist in the investigation into the mysterious...


Liz Crokin -- How Trump and Mueller are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History Operation Disclosure

How Mueller and President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History | Liz Crokin

OCTOBER 15, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture

When we consider that virtually nothing thus far has turned out the way it first appeared or what we expected from the moment Donald Trump announced he would run for President to the current shit-storm of violence and uncouth behaviour from the opposition, this theory Liz puts forth is highly plausible, and time will tell what the plan entailed that the new sheriff and his posse dreamed up. The psyops already executed have been mind-blowing.

What we do know is, however the White Hats wind up taking down the deep state, it will be historic, delicious, enormously satisfying and cause for global celebration. ~ BP

How Mueller & President Trump are Pulling the Biggest Sting in History

October 14, 2018

by Liz Crokin

On the crisp fall night of October 9, 2016, there was an electric energy in the air at Washington University in St. Louis for the second presidential debate. Hillary Clinton ended the first debate with a below the belt attack on Donald Trump accusing him of bullying a former Miss Universe beauty queen. There was a sense in the air that Trump famous for his counter punches would swing back with a TKO, and boy, did he deliver.

That night on stage Trump made a shocking promise to Clinton in the event he got elected. If I win, Im going to...


British Phd student detained in United Arab Emirates, charged with spying Signs of the Times

Matthew Hedges, a Durham university PhD student, has officially been charged with spying for the UK government in the United Arab Emirates, leading to calls for Britain to "reassess their ties" with the Middle East Gulf state. The 31-year-old student who, according to his wife, Daniela Tejada, was in the UAE to conduct interviews for his doctoral thesis on the impact of the Emirates' foreign and security strategy, has been charged with spying on behalf of a foreign state. In a statement, the UAE government said: "The attorney general of United Arab Emirates confirmed today that Matthew Hedges, a British citizen, has been charged with spying for and on behalf of a foreign state, jeopardizing the military, economy and political security of the UAE."


Indian scientist refused entry to Hindu temple in Atlanta because he 'didn't look Hindu' Signs of the Times

An Indian scientist claims he and his friends were refused entry to a traditional Hindu dance event (Garba) after its organizers told them: "You don't look Hindu" and insisted they belonged to other religions. Dr Karan Jani, a known astrophysicist from the western Indian state of Gujarat, posted a video on social media purportedly showing him being kept from entering the temple in Atlanta, despite claiming he'd been visiting it for the past six years. Recounting the alleged ordeal in a Twitter thread that went viral, Jani claimed he had gone to the temple with a group of friends for a traditional Hindu event, but that organizers banned them from entering on the basis they didn't look genuinely Hindu.


'Anonymous sources' tell MSM Saudi government to admit journalist killed in 'interrogation gone wrong' Signs of the Times

A report being prepared by the Saudi government will say that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of interrogation gone wrong, in course of his abduction from Turkey, CNN reported citing anonymous sources. Khashoggi, a Saudi national living in Turkey and writing for the Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Ankara has accused the authorities in Riyadh of murdering the journalist and smuggling his body out of the consulate in pieces. Saudi Arabia has denied the charges as "baseless." According to CNN, however, a still-unpublished government report will blame Khashoggi's death on an attempted abduction and botched questioning, "carried out without clearance and transparency" and say that those involved will be held responsible. This is based on two anonymous sources that reportedly spoke to CNN's correspondents, and has not been independently confirmed.


Senior FBI Official Lied About Accepting Sports Tickets From Reporters The Daily Sheeple

A senior FBI official accepted tickets to sporting events from reporters and initially lied about it to government investigators, according to a report released Tuesday.

The conduct of the FBI official, who has not been identified, violated federal regulations that prohibit federal employees from accepting gifts from journalists and other prohibited sources.

The improper gifts were discovered in text messages reviewed by the Department of Justices Office of the Inspector General (OIG) as part of its investigation into the FBIs handling of former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons emails and the Trump-Russia investigations.

The same investigation led to the firings of Andrew McCabe as FBI deputy director and Peter Strzok as deputy chief of the FBIs counterintelligence division. McCabe was found to have falsely denied authorizing leaks to the media in October 2016 about the Clinton probe. Strzok, who led the Trump-Russia probe, was found to have exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his mistress, FBI attorney Lisa Page.

Both Page and former FBI general counsel James Baker resigned from the bureau on May 4.

The official, who retired from the FBI during the investigation, will not be referred for prosecution, the OIG said.

The text messages showed that the FBI official accepted two tickets to a professional sports game as a gift from a television news correspondent who regularly covered the FBI and DOJ, in violation of federal regulations, according to the OIG report.

The official initially told the OIG under oath that the official paid for the tickets. The official reversed course five days later, admitting to inspectors that the reporter had purchased the tickets.

The OIG found that the senior FBI official lacked candor with the OIG in several respects about the tickets, according to the report.

The official also previously accepted a ticket from the same reporter to another sporting event. A second r...


Global Insect Decline Now Hyperalarming According to Latest Research Waking Times

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
Waking Times 

Humans are good at reacting to crises that they can see right before their eyes, but if something isnt recognizing as an immediate threat, were very good at ignoring it. For the last 8 years we have been receiving warnings about the loss of honey bees and other pollinator insects, but yet so far have been wholly unable to comprehend what this means to our future, and therefore have been unable and unwilling to react with any seriousness.

In recent years weve reported on this unfolding catastrophe, pointing out the bees in Europe and North America are seeing major declines along with many other critical insects. In 2013, Florida declared two butterfly species had gone extinct. German researchers in 2017 reported on a 75% reduction in the total biomass of flying insects.  Massive die-offs of bees is common these days, and many point to the widespread use of insecticides and other agrichemicals as the major cause.

Insects in general are in a massive die-off today, and the results could be catastrophic for the planet. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences brings attention to the spread of this calamity to the Americas, noting some 60-fold losses in arthropods and other insects in the rainforests of central america.

The loss is deeply extending into populations of frogs, birds, and many other ecologically important creatures, and the team of researchers compared insect populations in Puerto Rico today with those 40 years ago.



Trapped in information bubbles? Consequences of the media's polarized Trump coverage Signs of the Times

Shrill media reports about Donald Trump's alleged praise of Confederate General Robert E. Lee underscore the president's deep-rooted racism, or America's fake news epidemic - depending on where you get your news from. The recent soundbite controversy began after NBC claimed that Trump had heaped praise upon Lee during a speech - sparking an avalanche of indignation from liberal outlets. The network corrected its story two days later, conceding that its video report "lacked the full context for Trump's remarks." Depending on who you ask, the incident proves that Trump is a white supremacist, or illustrates why the media can't be trusted.


The specter of self-censorship looms in the age of anti-information Signs of the Times

I was going to write another article today about a different topic, but I backed down because I didn't think I could deliver the kind of fiery, forceful, unmitigated argument it would need to be without risking getting banned from social media and blogging platforms. The article I was planning on writing, which you'll just have to imagine now, would have been titled " 'Assange Can Leave Whenever He Wants!' No, Idiot, He Can't." The feature image was going to be a screen shot of a blue-checkmarked empire loyalist named Greg Olear tweeting the infuriatingly dopey argument that Assange is free to just waltz out the embassy doors whenever he wants, so therefore he isn't actually being imprisoned by an Orwellian power establishment for publishing authentic documents about powerful people. Never mind the fact that you can say exactly the same thing about literally anyone under political asylum; they are all free to leave the political asylum they've been granted at any time, and pointing...


America Has Stood by Saudi Arabia Through Countless Crises Truthdig RSS

LONDON The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history.

Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabias first King Abdul Aziz on Valentines Day in 1945 to the kingdom becoming Americas main Mideast ally following the downfall of Irans shah in 1979.

Israel, Jordan and Egypt sworn enemies who later signed peace deals as well enjoy such a special status with the U.S. But none are the worlds top supplier of crude oil, able to swing the global energy market.

With Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hastily dispatched on a damage-limitation mission to Riyadh, behind-the-scenes efforts are in full flow to preserve the Saudi-U.S. relationship in the wake of the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Some initial comments from President Donald Trump suggested a strong desire to get to the bottom of the globally followed case as furor gained in intensity, with severe punishment threatened for any egregious act.

On Monday a new tale began to emerge: Trump floated the idea without publicly presenting any evidence that rogue killers were behind the possible assassination.

Realpolitik kicked in and the new arc of the story sounded distinctly written, directed and produced by the ultraconservative Saudi hierarchy, where no decision of any weight is made without the authority of the ruling Al Saud family.

Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, is well known and thought of in the halls of power a face respected in many quarters to put to an alleged crime. That alone may have propelled the outrage surrounding his disappearance.

What binds Washington and Riyadh with such fervency and kinship, and why have previous perceived Saudi outrages not caused such seismic ripples?


From the moment Ayatollah Khomeinis plane circled above Tehran in February 1979, heralding the return from Paris of the exiled cleric who founded the Islamic Republic, new regional lines were drawn in the sand.

Khomeini cast America as the Great Satan, the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis and a failed rescue followed, effectively torpedoing President Jimmy Carters hopes for re-election. Iraq, led by Saddam Hussein with Saudi money funding the effort, then launched a ruinous war with Iran that spanned most of the decade.

Saudi Arabia was the first among Americans Persian Gulf friends in times of trouble. When Saddam invaded Kuwait and the royal family fled to Saudi Arabia until the U.S. invaded and removed Iraqi forces, Saudi Arabia played host to American forces on its bases. This infuriated many in the Arab world given the Saudi monarchys custodianship of Islams two holiest sites in Mecca and Medina.

Ties were especially close between King Fahd and his successor King Abdullah with Presiden...


New dating app for Trump supporters exposes users' data on launch day Signs of the Times

Donald Daters, a new app seeking to "make America date again" and address the needs of young Republicans who feel excluded from the liberal dating scene, has reportedly leaked users' personal data immediately after the launch. App creator Emily Moreno, a former campaign aide for Marco Rubio (R-Florida), launched the app because she felt Trump supporters were getting the short end of the stick in the dating game. "Support for the president has become a dealbreaker instead of an icebreaker," she said. Moreno was inspired to create the app after hearing the story of a Trump supporter whose date ditched him after Googling his name and discovering his political leanings.


Dozens still missing in Hurricane Michael, death toll rises and massive destruction assessed Signs of the Times

The death toll from Hurricane Michael continues to mount as rescue and recovery crews work through the vast area along the coastline of the Florida panhandle and further inland that was laid waste by the gigantic storm, the third strongest ever to strike the mainland of the United States. The official toll was 18 as of Monday, when President Trump and his wife Melania visited the disaster zone briefly as part of a stage-managed political tour, where he stayed as far away from actual victims as possible, while praising his political ally, Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida, and hailing the work of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The attitude of residents of the area was summed up in the comments of one survivor, 57-year-old Sheila Vann of Panama City, who spoke to the Associated Press in her garage, where she and her husband Joseph were cleaning up after the hurricane tore off most of the roof of her home, collapsing the ceiling. Four freezers filled with fish and...


Russian Church: Constantinople lost the right to be called the heart of Orthodox faith Signs of the Times

By recognizing the independence of Ukrainian Orthodox hurches from the Moscow Patriarchate, Constantinople lost the right to be called the heart of Orthodox faith, says the Russian Church's public relations chief. Speaking on Russian TV, Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church's External Relations Department, said the Constantinople Patriarchate's recognition of breakaway Ukrainian churches and the subsequent schism with Moscow has created "a new church reality." Before now, Moscow and other Orthodox patriarchates would send representatives to gatherings organized by Constantinople, including the decades-long preparations for the monumental 2016 Pan-Orthodox Council, Hilarion said. "But by invading the canonical domain of another autocephalous church, by legitimizing a schism, the Constantinople Patriarchate lost the right to be named a coordinating center for the Orthodox Church," he said. No such center exists anymore, he concluded. The Moscow Patriarchate...


Chief spreading bull: Cherokee Nation rejects Elizabeth Warren's DNA results Signs of the Times

The Cherokee Nation has rejected the DNA results of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), which showed distant Indian ancestry. Warren, they say, "is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage." Warren has long been ridiculed by President Donald Trump for claiming Native American ancestry, with Trump dubbing her 'Pocahontas' and accusing her of claiming minority status for personal and career gain. However, Warren looked set to silence Trump on Monday when she released the results of a DNA test showing "strong evidence" she may have had a Native American ancestor 6-10 generations ago.


Welcome to the G20 from Hell (Pepe Escobar ) Tlaxcala

16/10/2018 - World leaders wrestle with a maelstrom of complex, burning issues as they prepare for November 30 summit US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, chats with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He during ...


UN rights chief: Saudi diplomatic immunity must be waived over Khashoggi case Signs of the Times

The UN's high commissioner for human rights has called to drop diplomatic immunity of Saudi officials to allow for a transparent investigation over the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Michelle Bachelet made the plea on Tuesday as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touched down in the Saudi capital Riyadh to talk to King Salman about Khashoggi's disappearance. "In view of the seriousness of the situation surrounding the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi, I believe the inviolability or immunity of the relevant premises and officials bestowed by treaties such as the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations should be waived immediately," Bachelet said in a statement. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul on October 2 in order to collect documents that would allow him to get married. He hasn't been seen since.


Rogue killers vs. state murder: Saudi head-choppers get benefit of doubt from Trump where Russia doesn't Signs of the Times

Washington has reacted with uncharacteristic calm following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Instead of slapping Riyadh with sanctions and tearing up deals, Trump has refused to pin the blame on anyone. Turkey has flatly accused Saudi Arabia of murdering and dismembering Khashoggi when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain marriage documents. That was the last time the dissident journalist was seen - and Ankara says it has audio and video proof that he was murdered inside the building. Trump on the other hand has been more circumspect, even suggesting that perhaps "rogue killers" were responsible for the suspected murder - a theory he proffered to journalists at the White House shortly after a phone call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. But the mostly low-key reaction from the Washington to the disappearance provides a stark contrast to how both Trump and his predecessors have dealt with unproven accusations made against other...


City that never sleeps... or shoots? NYC enjoys first shooting-free weekend in decades Signs of the Times

The New York City Police Dept. has taken a victory lap after the Big Apple went the entire weekend without a shooting - a streak that hasn't been seen since at least 1993. Murders are up eight percent from last year, however. From Thursday morning to Monday afternoon, New York City's 8.5 million inhabitants kept their fingers off their triggers, resulting in nearly 100 hours of relative serenity throughout the five boroughs. The rare lull in shooting incidents can be attributed to the hard work of the NYPD and the public at large, NYPD Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison tweeted on Monday. "This past weekend #NYC had no shootings, a milestone we haven't reached in over a decade. My thanks to every member of the #NYPD for working hard to protect this city and to every member of the public who has helped us make this city so safe."


Will Scott Morrison Move Australias Embassy to Jerusalem? MintPress News

Like the United States, Australias Prime Minister announced today that his country is considering the possibility of transferring its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The announcement has been said to be geared towards internal elections in Canberra, an attempt to win the votes of Jewish voters in the district.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a press conference that he was open to proposals to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move his countrys embassy there, just as the United States did in May. Hours after announcing the idea, Morrison said he wanted to poll the views of the regions leaders on the resolution before the government took a specific stance on the issue.
Although the prime minister said his country was committed to a two-state solution, his move was seen as a breach of the policies pursued by successive Australian governments for decades.

Following the announcement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chirped through his Twitter account:

Morrison said: Frankly, things are not going well (with the two-state solution), there has not been much progress, and we should not continue to do the same thing and expect different results. His controversial move, as he himself stated, was sparked accusations by some of his opponents  who accused him of using the announcement at this time to win votes in sub-legislative elections in a circle dominated by Jews in Sydney. Opinion polls indicate that Morrison, the Liberal Party candidate, has lost popularity and, if defeated, will lose the majority seat in parliament.

Against this background, the spokesperson of the opposition Workers Party, accused Morrison of announcing his decision to entice more voters.

Scott Morrison is so desperate to stay in office that he is willing to say anything...


US government budget deficit soars to 6-year high Signs of the Times

Reuters / Lucas Jackson The US federal budget deficit jumped to $779 billion in fiscal year 2018, which ended September 30. It is the largest deficit since 2012, when it topped $1 trillion, according to the Treasury Department. The figure is $113 billion more than it was a year ago. The statement from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin showed the 2018 deficit amounted to 3.9 percent of the country's more than $18 trillion annual economy, up from 3.5 percent last year.


'Very scary' and 'Hyperalarming' study shows massive insect loss - cause unknown Signs of the Times

Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest's insect-eating animals have gone missing, too. In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. In places where long-term insect data are available, mainly in Europe, insect numbers are plummeting. A study last year showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves. The latest report, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that this startling loss of insect abundance extends to the Americas. The study's authors implicate climate...

'Very scary' and 'hyperalarming' study shows massive insect loss - cause unknown Signs of the Times

Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest's insect-eating animals have gone missing, too. In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. In places where long-term insect data are available, mainly in Europe, insect numbers are plummeting. A study last year showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves. The latest report, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that this startling loss of insect abundance extends to the Americas. The study's authors implicate climate...


Russian economy stable thanks to soaring foreign reserves - Putin Signs of the Times

Russia is financially stable despite sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Central Bank officials on Tuesday. Higher reserves and falling dependence on oil are the key factors, according to the president. "The financial market remains stable. That is thanks to the joint actions of the government and the Central Bank. Our foreign exchange reserves have increased by 5.7 percent since the beginning of this year and are already at $459 billion," Putin said. The Central Bank and the government have been working together to slash oil dependence in the Russian economy, which reflects in lower inflation and a more stable ruble, said the first deputy chairman of the Central Bank of Russia, Sergey Shvetsov.


Swastika flag, KKK outfit & 'baby Adolf': Couple accused of National Action membership Signs of the Times

A couple, accused of being part of a banned far-right group, posed for photographs with a Nazi swastika flag while holding their newborn child, who was allegedly named after German dictator Adolf Hitler, a UK court has heard. Adam Thomas, 21, and his partner Claudia Patatas, 38, face terrorism offences after they were arrested in January by police investigating the banned far-right group National Action. The pair are on trial alongside 27-year-old Daniel Bogunovic, who is also charged with being a member of the proscribed organisation. National Action was outlawed by the Home Office in 2016 because of its promotion of violence online. All three defendants deny the charges, reported the BBC.


How burying beetles use carrion for their larvae Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2013 video from Switzerland is about the Nicrophorus vespilloides burying beetle.

From the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Germany:

How beetle larvae thrive on carrion

Burying beetles rely on their gut symbionts in order to transform decaying carcasses into nutritious nurseries for their young

October 15, 2018

The burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides buries the cadavers of small animals in soil to use them as a food source for its offspring. However, the carcass and thus the breeding site are highly susceptible to microbial decomposition and putrefaction resulting in the production of toxic substances, the growth of microbial pathogens and nutrient loss. In a new study, researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, the University of Mainz and the University of Giessen, Germany, show that Nicrophorus vespilloides beetles are able to replace harmful microorganisms with their own beneficial gut symbionts, thus turning a carcass into a nursery with a microbial community that even promotes larval growth (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

How burying beetles prevent carrion decomposition

Burying beetles exploit nutrient-rich, but challenging resources for breeding: Their larvae feed on the cadavers of small animals. If untended by these beetles, carcasses are usually taken over by microbial decomposers. Decomposition of carrion under natural conditions is associated with growth of microbial pathogens and competitors, accumulation of toxic metabolites and rapid nutrient loss.

A team of scientists has now found out that the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides preserves the food source for its offspring by inoculating it with beneficial microbes from its own gut. The researchers genetically characterized the bacterial and fungal communities of tended and untended carcasses and compared microbial metabolic activity. They also quantified putrescine and cadaverine, the foul-smelling organic compounds associated with carrion putrefa...


Loyal to the Saudi Regime, Jamal Khashoggi Was No Campaigner for Truth or Democracy MintPress News

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week has generated huge international publicity, but unsurprisingly, little in Saudi-controlled, Arab media. The Washington Post, for whom Khashoggi wrote, and other Western media, have kept the story alive, increasing the pressure on Riyadh to explain its role in the affair.

Its been odd to read about Khashoggi in Western media. David Hirst in The Guardian claimed Khashoggi merely cared about absolutes such as truth, democracy, and freedom. Human Rights Watchs director described him as representing outspoken and critical journalism.

But did he pursue those absolutes while working for Saudi princes?

Khashoggi was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus. There is no journalism allowed in the kingdom: there have been courageous Saudi women and men who attempted to crack the wall of rigid political conformity and were persecuted and punished for their views. Khashoggi was not among them.

Some writers suffered while Khashoggi was their boss at Al-Watan newspaper. Khashoggicontrary to what is being writtenwas never punished by the regime, except lightly two years ago, when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) banned him from tweeting and writing for Al-Hayat, the London-based, pan-Arab newspaper owned by Saudi Prince Khalid bin Sultan.

By historical contrast, Nasir As-Sa`id was a courageous secular Arab Nationalist writer who fled the kingdom in 1956 and settled in Cairo, and then Beirut. He authored a massive (though tabloid-like) volume about the history of the House of Saud. He was unrelenting in his attacks against the Saudi royal family.

For this, the Saudi regime paid a corrupt PLO leader in Beirut (Abu Az-Za`im, tied to Jordanian intelligence) to get rid of As-Sa`id. He kidnapped As-Sa`id from a crowded Beirut street in 1979 and delivered him to the Saudi embassy there. He was presumably tortured and killed (some say his body was tossed from a plane over the empty quarter desert in Saudi Arabia). Such is the track record of the regime.


Finding the Right Prince

Khashoggi distinguished himself with an eagerness to please and an uncanny ability to adjust his views to those of the prevailing government. In the era of anti-Communism and the promotion of fanatical jihad in Afghanistan and elsewhere, Khashoggi was a true believer. He fought with Osama bin Laden and promoted the cause of the Mujahideen. Khashoggi was an ambitious young reporter who knew that to rise in Saudi journalism you dont need professionalism, courage, or ethics. In Saudi Arabia, you need to attach yourself to the right prince. Early on, Khashoggi became close to...


Public relations shill and political operative Alexis Grenell denounces white women for upholding the "patriarchy" in New York Times opinion piece Signs of the Times

In the wake of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Alexis Grenell headlined "White women, come get your people." Grenell's article is a politically unhinged rant that accuses female Republican senators and other women who didn't support the anti-Kavanaugh movement of betraying their sex, accuses "white women" in general of benefiting from "patriarchy" and of participating in a "blood pact" with "privileged" white men, and pours scorn on presumption of innocence and other elementary democratic rights. Her piece is an extreme example of the obsession with gender and race that has infected the upper middle class and the pages of the New York Times . Grenell is a journalist, a Democratic Party supporter and as a co-founder of Pythia Public Affairs, a public relations firm in New York, a consultant to politicians and corporations. That is, she is a political propagandist by trade and writes like one.


We add it to drinking water for our teeth but is fluoride hurting us? Health Nut News

In 2012 more than 67 percent of Americans received fluoridated water,1 and of those, more than 11 million people were getting fluoride at or above the optimal level of 0.7-1.2 milligrams per liter (mg/L), according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Then, in April this year, the US Department of Health []

The post We add it to drinking water for our teeth but is fluoride hurting us? appeared first on Health Nut News.


Medical Drugs: Too Big to Fail Waking Times

Jon Rappoport, Guest
Waking Times

As my readers know, Ive reported on a number of scandals concerning the toxicity of medical drugs and vaccines, including shocking death numbers in the US.

These scandals are leaks from inside the National Security State.

If you visit Wikileaks, Cryptome, Public Intelligence, and other similar sites, how many purely medical documents do you find posted?

How many damaging leaks exposing the crimes of the medical cartel do you find?

Very, very few.

Where are the medical insiders who are liberating and passing along incriminating documentary evidence?

Some of the best exposers of political, intelligence-agency, and military crimes are way behind the curve, when it comes to medical matters. Theyre living in a fantasy. They see nothing in the medical arena.

The medical sphere, for various reasons, is far better protected than any other segment of society.

For the hundredth time, let me cite Dr. Barbara Starfields stunning review, Is US health really the best in the world? published on July 26, 2000, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Starfield, at the time, was working as a highly respected public health expert, at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

She concluded that the US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year. That would add up to 2.25 million deaths per decade.

Laid directly at the door of the American medical complex.

Aside from the genocidal death toll, Starfields findings also reveal massive fraud in all medical journals that routinely publish the glowing results of clinical trials of drugs.

How could such trials open the door to the marketing of drugs that kill, according to Starfield, 106,000 Americans every year,...


Lieberman wants to inflict a "heavy blow" against Hamas in Gaza Signs of the Times

On October 16th, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that a harsh Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) strike against Hamas is the only way to halt the continued Palestinian attacks against Israel. "Now is the time for decisions. My position is very clear: We must deal a heavy blow against Hamas. This is the only way to return the situation to its previous state and to reduce the level of violence to nearly zero," he said. On the previous day, Lieberman said that a ceasefire in Gaza is only possible after the IDF deals a crushing military blow to Hamas. "In contrast to those who believe that an arrangement is possible with Hamas, I don't believe there is any chance of this," the defense minister commented. He made his calls both in the Knesset as well as at the Maariv Conference in Jerusalem.


Do you live in a local news desert? This map will tell you Fast Company

Nearly half of the country has access to only one local news source. Some have even less.

The United States is in the midst of a local media crisis. Media companies are struggling and journalists are losing their jobs, which creates an entire nation of uninformed citizens. It seems every few months theres a new headline about media business model failing, or a new study about media polarization. Today we have an interactive map that performs the very simple task of highlighting news deserts.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Covering Up The CAUSES of Breast Cancer Since 1985! Wake Up World

October 17th, 2018 By Sayer Ji Contributing writer for Wake Up World Covering Up The Causes of Breast Cancer Since 1985: AstraZenecas BCAM Did you know that AstraZeneca, manufacturer of two blockbuster breast cancer drugs (one of which is classified as a known human carcinogen), is behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Why is it, do you think, []


Palestinian olive farmers navigating new illegal restrictions imposed on them by Israel Signs of the Times

Dozens of farmers and other residents of West Bank villages rallied Sept. 22 in front of the Israeli gate by the separation wall near Araqah, seeking access to their lands on the Israeli side of the barrier that have been under Israeli sovereignty since the wall was built in 2003. The protesters came from towns in southwest Jenin province including Araqah, Nazlet Zeid, Tawra and at-Tarem. They demanded unrestricted access to their land and denounced what they called the arbitrary measures Israel enacted Sept. 22 to stop farmers from harvesting their olives. Israel has been denying farmers permits, citing supposed security concerns and saying some parcels are too small to qualify for access. The new measures come atop other conditions that Israel has imposed for years, such as age restrictions and limited hours of access. Now, any farmer seeking a land-access permit must produce a land title issued in 2018 and a new deed from the Beit Salem camp or, if the owner has died, a deed...


Facebooks rumored TV camera thing would sound cool if it werent from Facebook Fast Company

Ripley would add a camera to your TV for video chat andpresumablysynchronized viewing parties.

Facebook reportedly wants to stick a camera on your television as part of its foray into consumer hardware. According to Cheddars Alex Heath, who accurately reported on the Portal smart display that Facebook announced last week, the TV device is codenamed Ripley, and it would provide both video chat and streaming video services. Facebook reportedly plans to announce the device next spring, but that timing could change.

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India's #MeToo: Minister accused of multiple sexual harassment files defamation lawsuit Signs of the Times

An Indian minister has slammed allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at him by at least 10 women as "lies" and has filed a lawsuit against the first one who accused him of harassment. Junior Foreign Minister MJ Akbar, 67, filed a defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani after she publicly accused him on Twitter of sexually harassing her. Remaining silent on the allegations until he got back from a trip to Nigeria last week, the minister on Sunday blasted the allegations made against him by the group of women, branding them "false and fabricated." "Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections.

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