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Saturday, 17 February

00:37

Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft MintPress News

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL Out of a total of 13 prime ministers that served since Israel was established in 1948, Benjamin Netanyahu is the fifth who has been accused of corruption. The Israeli police had opened files against Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, and now Netanyahu. Rabin was forced to resign because of an account in a foreign bank in which it was reported he and his wife had a total of $3,000. Olmert served about 18 months of actual jail time.

According to an Israeli police report, Netanyahu extended political favors in return for gifts that he received, the total value of which is estimated at one million Israeli shekels, or about $300,000.

 

Petty corruption vs. crimes against humanity

Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family house, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)

A man weeps as he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their familys home in Gaza City, Nov. 14, 2012. (AP/Majed Hamdan)

There is no doubt that all Israeli prime ministers dedicated their lives to the state of Israel, and the five who were accused of corruption was no different. They killed or were responsible for the killing or expulsion of countless Palestinians; they were behind the theft and confiscation of enormous tracts of land from Palestinians; and they built Jewish only communities over the country, at the expense of Palestinians.

While some may consider this a list of charges in an indictment, in Israeli terms all of...

00:25

Steve Bannon met with Mueller multiple times over the past week Signs of the Times

Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump's chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with the proceedings. Bannon spent a total of some 20 hours in conversations with the team led by Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as well as other issues that have arisen around the probe. Bannon left his job as a senior White House adviser in August and returned to a leadership role at Breitbart, the right-wing news site based out of Washington. But he fell out of favor with the site's financial backers, the Mercer family, after criticizing the president and his family in "Fire and Fury," a book about the Trump administration published earlier this year by author Michael Wolff.

00:25

Anti-Iraq war demonstrations, 2003-2018 Dear Kitty. Some blog

London anti-Iraq war demonstrators, 2003

By Lindsey German in Britain:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

History 15 years on from the mass protest against the Iraq war

LINDSEY GERMAN looks back to when millions hit the streets of Britain and around the world to say no to imperialist invasion

THERE had never been a moment like it in protest history. Millions of people around the world joined in public demonstrations on every continent.

Across different time zones, protests were taking place over two days around February 15 2003, involving an estimated 30 million.

In Britain, the Stop the War Coalition, with its partners in CND and the Muslim Association of Britain, organised the biggest protest in British history.

The focus was the upcoming war against Iraq, enthusiastically demanded by president George W Bush, aided and abetted by his partner in crime, Tony Blair.

The movement against the Iraq war was a unique phenomenon. It was an international protest movement, co-ordinated by grassroots organisations from below.

Unlike most anti-war movements, it developed to a mass size before the war and invasion. For those who demonstrated, it was often a very strong personal statement of opposition to the war, coupled with a real belief that sufficient numbers on the streets would be enough to stop it.

In any genuine democracy that would and should have been enough. An opinion poll carried in the Guardian showed that at least one person from one out of every 25 households in Britain marched on that day that puts the number at 1.5 to two million.

A YouGov poll in the Telegraph calculated that 4 per cent of the population had marched on that day around two million people.

An urban geographer calculat...

00:15

Robert Steele in Tehran Times: Zionists Control US National Security, New Nuclear Policy is About Spending Billions (Stealing from the Poor, Giving to the Rich) Public Intelligence Blog

Robert David STEELE Vivas

Steele, Robert with Javad Heirannia. Zionists control U.S. national security policy: ex-CIA officer, Tehran Times, February 13, 2018.

I am a patriot, true to the US Constitution. The truth at any cost lowers all other costs. The Zionists own the Congress as well as the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security as well as Treasury and Commerce. The US Government is, generally speaking, in enemy hands. That is the truth.  Deal with it.

The absolute first step in cleansing the US Government is the elimination of the Zionist parasite. The Vatican (which should lose its diplomatic status), the Federal Reserve (which should be nationalized), the Rothschilds (who are seeking an exit strategy) are all secondary. Eliminating Zionist influence over US national security policy and eliminating Zionist blackmail of Members of Congress and eliminating Zionist electronic espionage advantages across both US Government and US commercial networks is Priority One.

See Especially:

Robert David Steele

See Also:

Steele, Robert, Zionism in America Steven Strikes & Counting, Veterans Today, 14 December 2017.

Steele, Robert, War in the Middle East, A strategic survey of possibilities, winners, losers, Veterans Today, November 18, 2017.

Steele...

00:00

Henry Makow: Feminism Created by US Communist Party/Cabal Public Intelligence Blog

Feminism Was Created by the US Communist Party

For newbies, I am reposting this key article, a review of Kate Wiegands Red Feminism: Communism and the Making of Womens Liberation (2002) as a reminder that the  transformation of society in our lifetime was quite literally Communist-inspired. Communism, in turn, was a creation of the Masonic Jewish world banking cartel that controls all other corporate cartels and seeks to impose its satanic tyranny on mankind. The essence of Communism (Cabalism, Freemasonry) is that humans do not have a soul or there is no God (moral order or spiritual purpose in creation.) The Cabalist is God and inverts reality so his material interests and perversions are paramount.

Recommended! Read full post.

Friday, 16 February

23:55

Assange slams Intercept hit-piece claiming his group 'sexist, backed Trump' Signs of the Times

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has rejected claims by The Intercept that he backed Donald Trump's presidential campaign. He accused the outlet of furthering one of the authors' personal obsession. "The editorial propriety of letting Micah F Lee, of all people, instrumentalize the Intercept to further his obsessive, obscenity laden campaign against WikiLeaks must be questioned," Assange said on Thursday. Assange added that Lee was "formally behind cutting off WikiLeaks' US tax deductible donations," referring to the Freedom of the Press Foundation cutting off WikiLeaks' access to funding.

23:51

New gun policies won't stop mass shootings but maybe personal responsibility will Signs of the Times

It is the responsibility of a free people to be aware, to have courage, and to care for one another. The United States is facing a puzzling paradox. Even as gun crime has plunged precipitously from the terrible highs of the early 1990s, mass shootings have increased. Consider this: 15 of the 20 worst mass shootings in U.S. history have occurred since the Columbine school shooting in 1999. The five worst have all occurred since 2007, and three of those five were in 2016 and 2017. It's horrifying, and governmental solutions are hard to find. Twitter's fondest wishes to the contrary, the unique characteristics of mass shootings mean that they often escape the reach of public policy. The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler (hardly an NRA apologist) famously fact-checked Marco Rubio's assertion that new gun laws wouldn't have prevented any recent mass shootings and declared it true. Time and again, existing laws failed, or no proposed new gun-control law would have prevented the purchase.

23:48

After Oversleeping, Teen Drops F-Bomb On Live TV And Wins Olympic Gold TruthTheory

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By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Is be as badass as Red Gerard on your bucket list? No? Well, it should be.

The night before competing in the Olympic Games, the Colorado teenager stayed up late binge-watching episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine with his roommate, Kyle Mack.  As a result, he slept through his 6 am alarm the next morning.

After Mack eventually dragged Gerard out of his bed, the snowboarder realized he couldnt find his coat. So, he borrowed his friends and bolted out of the door an egg, ham, avocado and cheese sandwich in tow.

Like a boss, the 17-year-old proceeded to compete in the Olympics and won the United States first gold medal. Yahoo Sports! reports that Gerard scored 87.16 on his final run in the mens slopestyle, beating Canadas Max Parrot and Mark McMorris.

As soon as he saw his results, the Colorado teenager couldnt help but yell, Holy fuck! It happened so suddenly, it slipped through TV censors.

Its crazy, to be honest, I cannot believe it, said Gerard. Im ecstatic. I cant believe I got to land my run. Just to land a run would have been plenty for me and to get on the podium, but to get first is crazy.

Gerard is the first Winter Olympic medalist born this century.

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23:45

Berto Jongman: Pentagon Plans $500M for Guantanamo Public Intelligence Blog

Berto Jongman

Trumps Pentagon wants to spend almost $500 million on Guantnamo construction

Phi Beta Iota: Criminal insanity is alive and well under the leadership of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. The Pentagon consumes 60% of our disposable budget, is 50% waste, and cannot win wars.  Say what?

On a positive note:

23:38

Radicalized policewoman arrested in Paris 'no-go zone' after stealing firearms Signs of the Times

A 20-year-old policewoman, who has been described as "radicalised" by colleagues, has been arrested in the heavily migrant-populated Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis after being accused of stealing firearms. The 20-year-old woman was arrested late last week for allegedly stealing two Sig Sauer 9mm calibre pistols. Three other suspects have also been arrested in connection with the case including a member of the French military, Le Parisien reports. Colleagues of the 20-year-old officer described her as having an unpleasant personality and said they suspected she might hold radical Islamic extremist sympathies.

23:37

Women & human rights coalition tackle female genital mutilation in Egypt Signs of the Times

Women and human rights organizations in Egypt marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Feb. 6 by announcing an "Anti-FGM Action Plan" to create new policies and mechanisms to reduce these practices against women and young girls in Egypt. According to the most recent gender-based violence survey conducted by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics in 2015, 9 out of 10 women in Egypt have undergone FGM. In 2014, that figure was about 92% of married women aged between 15 and 49, with 78.4% of the operations performed by doctors and nurses. Representatives of 146 organizations were present at the press conference, including the Tadwein Gender Research Center, the New Woman Foundation, the Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, the Women's Center for Legal Guidance and Awareness, Salemah for Women's Empowerment, the Cairo Center for Development, the Egyptian Coalition on the Rights of the Child and the Union of Associations to Combat Harmful Practices against Women and Children.

23:37

Researchers confirm processed diets are "increasing burden of cancer" Signs of the Times

The more ultra-processed foods that we consume, the greater our risk of cancer, a long-term study shows. For the first time, researchers have explored the link between cancer and ultra-processed foods, which include chicken nuggets, packaged cakes, ready meals, fizzy drinks, chocolate, instant noodles and reconstituted meat products. A team at the Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite published the study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Wednesday. They found consuming ultra-processed food is associated with a higher risk of cancer. The results showed that a 10 percent increase in the consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with a 12 percent risk of overall cancer, and an 11 percent increased risk of breast cancer specifically.

23:30

Johan Galtung: 15 Cases of Constructive versus Destructive US Foreign Policies Public Intelligence Blog

15 Cases: Constructive vs Destructive U.S. Foreign Policies

The right column is sadly familiar; add more recent cases. The left column also carries an element of sadness but nothing really radical; more like common sense that could easily be translated into political practice. A theory is something tested along its edges (Quine); what you deduce from the theoryand to me the key edgeis its action-consequences.

Read full posts with table.

23:24

Solar minimum is upon us and 20 years of data shows other stars are exhibiting similar signs Signs of the Times

The sun may be dimming, temporarily. Don't panic; Earth is not going to freeze over. But will the resulting cooling put a dent in the global warming trend? A periodic solar event called a "grand minimum" could overtake the sun perhaps as soon as 2020 and lasting through 2070, resulting in diminished magnetism, infrequent sunspot production and less ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching Earth - all bringing a cooler period to the planet that may span 50 years. The last grand-minimum event - a disruption of the sun's 11-year cycle of variable sunspot activity - happened in the mid-17th century. Known as the Maunder Minimum, it occurred between 1645 and 1715, during a longer span of time when parts of the world became so cold that the period was called the Little Ice Age, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850.

23:03

FBI admits it investigated YouTube Florida school shooting threat, but failed to identify author Signs of the Times

In the latest humiliation for the scandal-plagued FBI - one which this time had deadly results - the FBI agent in charge of the Florida shooting probe admitted that the Bureau had investigated a school shooting threat made on YouTube last year but could not identify person behind it even though Nikolas Cruz used his real name to sign the threat. Perhaps it was too busy unmasking member of the Trump administration? And so, nearly half a year later and long after one of America's most deadly school shootings, the FBI said on Thursday that it was finally investigating whether or not a disturbing YouTube comment reported to them in September was posted by the suspect in Wednesday's deadly Florida school shooting rampage. A Mississippi man told CBS that he warned the FBI last September about a social media comment allegedly posted by Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. Ben Bennight says he saw a comment on a YouTube video that troubled him and notified the FBI, Pegues reports. The comment on Bennight's YouTube video said, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter," Bennight said.

22:57

Libyan crisis 'relentlessly deteriorating', warns Red Cross RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

As Libya enters its eighth year of conflict, the humanitarian situation is relentlessly deteriorating amid armed conflict, violence and insecurity, warns the Red Cross.

22:40

10 students show up to UCLA hosted campus talk on 'toxic masculinity.' Signs of the Times

Some 42,000 students attend UCLA, and whether many of them think "toxic masculinity" is a pressing concern is unclear, if the attendance at a recent campus forum on the subject is any indication. When the UCLA Intergroup Relations Program recently hosted an event to allow the campus community to discuss "toxic masculinity," 10 students showed up.

22:34

Ethiopia to declare three-month state of emergency RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Ethiopia's Council of ministers is set to declare a state of emergency for three months this morning, according too a report in the Addis Standard.

22:30

Discovering the Joy of Life in Our Daily Tasks The Event Chronicle

Discovering the Joy of Life in Our Daily Tasks

Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. Zen proverb.

By Jessie Klassen

When you live on a farm, such as I do, your day is centred around your chores. There are mouths to feed (both human and animal) that depend on you, and they will always come first. All other activities happen somewhere between these daily chores.

When I was a child, my parents had a herd of milk cows, and this meant that twice a day they would need to be milked. I remember Christmas mornings, anxiously waiting for chores to be done so that we could open our presents, or on Halloween night so that we could go trick-or-treating (we were often the last kids walking from door to door).

My parents taught my siblings and I the importance of getting our chores done, and we simply knew that everything else came second to this. But I have to credit my parents for never making chores feel like a chore.

As children, my siblings and I accompanied our parents to the barn and were included in all of their work, but this was also a time that we spent together as a family and they always took advantage of opportunities for play. I learned how to 2-step in the alleyway of our barn in my rubber boots while David Lee Murphy sang, Dust on the Bottle over the rhythmic suction of the milking machines. I played with the cats, kept company with the pigs, and talked with the calves in the warm coziness of our barn

As we no longer have milk cows, our list of daily chores h...

22:26

Ethiopia: the relentless protests that forced Prime Minister to resign RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The stepping down of Hailemariam Desalegn will not satisfy Ethiopias protesters. But it's a start.

22:22

Oxfam announces actions to stamp out abuse RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Oxfam today announced an action plan to strengthen safeguarding systems across the organisation and stamp out abuse.

22:20

Afghanistan: UN report reveals shocking civilian death toll and terrorists gaining territory Signs of the Times

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released a damning report on civilian casualties in the ongoing war, pointing to air strikes and improvised explosives as the cause of most deaths and injuries. The 2017 annual report, titled "Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict," gives a chilling assessment on the number of civilians killed by the ongoing conflict between the NATO-backed Afghan security forces and anti-government factions, such as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Taliban, emphasizing they were the primary causes of non-combatant deaths. "Civilian casualties caused during ground engagements against Anti-Government Elements accounted for the majority - 53 per cent - of all civilian casualties attributed to Pro-Government Forces," the report states.

22:09

Trans man risks adopted baby's health and life by attempting to breast-feed Signs of the Times

I've been saying this over and over again, but it seems like every day new evidence surfaces: The trans movement pretends to have the best interests of young people at heart, but the sad reality is that their movement is doing incalculable damage to thousands of kids. Beyond the psychological confusion, the mastectomies, the castrations, the hormone therapy, the halting or delaying of puberty, and the growing (although ignored) trend of "reverse transitions," there is also the simple fact that the trans movement is fundamentally claiming that they can transform reality. Thus you have a sudden and bizarre uptick in "pregnant men," which, as the kids like to say, isn't a thing. But this recent story from the Daily Wire may just take the cake, revealing how dangerous and irresponsible trans activists can be-as well as showing that the progressive cheerleaders are perfectly willing to sacrifice the safety of children in pursuit of this new ideology:

22:00

Joseph P. Farrell 3 on Radio Far Side: The Mandela Effect After the Shift

 

Is someone manipulating the fabric of reality? Have attempts to mask quantum events from our universes timeline gotten out of hand? Are the massive data monitoring centers around the world actually tracking changes in the temporal framework of reality? More to the point, have you ever thought a famous person was dead, only to hear of them dying again? Its called the Mandela Effect. Stay tuned as we explore the profound implications of this bizarre form of dj vu.

21:34

Australian venomous spiders, new research Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2015 video says about itself:

Australian hospitals are in desperate need of live funnel web spiders to make anti-venom. Spider expert Stacey Denovan shows the safest way to catch them.

From San Diego State University in the USA:

Worlds most venomous spiders are actually cousins

Study finds the deadly Australian funnel-web spiders and mouse spiders are more closely related than previously thought

February 15, 2018

Two groups of highly venomous spiders might be seeing more of each other at family reunions. A new study led by San Diego State University biologist Marshal Hedin has found that two lineages of dangerous arachnids found in Australia long classified as distantly related in the official taxonomy are, in fact, relatively close evolutionary cousins. The findings could help in the development of novel antivenoms, as well as point to new forms of insecticides.

The spiders in question are those from the families Atracinae and Actinopodidae and include Australian funnel-web spiders and eastern Australian mouse spiders, respectively. One member of Atracinae, Atrax robustus, is considered by many to be the most venomous spider in the world.

A reasonable number of people get bitten every year, but basically nobody dies from it anymore because of the wide availability of antivenom, Hedin said.

Historically, the spiders were thought to have diverged from a common ancestor more than 200 million years ago and therefore were only distantly related. Based on their anatomy and other traits, funnel-web spiders and mouse spiders closely resemble other species of spiders known to be distantly related. Yet based on their highly similar venom the same antivenom can treat bites from both Atricinae and Actinopodidae many biologists suspected these spider groups might be more closely related than previously thought.

The funnel-webs always were an uncomfortable fit in their taxonomic place, Hedin said. I could see the writing on the wall.

So he and colleagues, with help from biologists in New Zealand and Argentina, collected new spiders from both branches throughout Australia, sought out museum specimens...

21:22

Man killed in dog attack in Owensboro, Kentucky Signs of the Times

Owensboro Police confirm a man was killed and a woman was injured in a dog attack Thursday evening. Police say this happened at a home on Heritage Park Drive on the city's southwest side. We're told at least three dogs were living at the home, but, it is unclear how many were involved in the attack. Police said one of the dogs tried to attack responding officers and was shot and killed. Detectives are still trying to piece together what happened. We will pass along updates as we learn more.

21:01

Extremely rare deep sea megamouth shark found on coast of Negros Oriental, Philippines Signs of the Times

Fishermen in remote village were fearing armageddon after a super-rare shark washed up on their shores Locals spotted the stranded 15ft-long megamouth shark on the beach in Negros Oriental, Philippines. There have only been a handful of sightings of the extremely rare species in the world and superstitious locals believe a dead creature being washed ashore is a sign of impending doom. Villager Paulino Ocana said: "This is very bad luck. There is a sense that something very bad is coming. "A big disaster could be coming and we're preparing for it." Peter Ramirez, a fisherman who was among those who hauled ashore the shark, said: "The animal was dead.

21:00

THE MOUSE THAT ROARS: THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG Giza Death Star

Two days ago, you'll recall, I blogged about Mr. Elon Musk's Space X corporation's "proof of concept" launch to place one of his Tesla

The post THE MOUSE THAT ROARS: THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG appeared first on Giza Death Star.

20:55

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/16/2018" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/16/2018"
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com

"Looks like the FBI was told about the mass murderer before he went on a rampage that left 17 dead in a Florida high school this week. This isnt the first time the FBI was tipped off about a mass murder plot and did not stop it. The shooter that killed 9 in a South Carolina church was allowed by the FBI to buy a gun. The FBI were tipped off about the Boston Bombers, the Fort Hood Shooter and the Pulse Nightclub mass murderer all well ahead of time. Is this incompetence or too stupid to be stupid? Should someone be fired?

Looks like the Middle East is heating up again. An Israeli F-16 was shot down, and Israel warned Iran about intruding into its...

20:54

Assange, Judge Arbuthnot and the Arrest Warrant Dissident Voice

Justice is an elastic concept.  Like other terms in law, it has room to expand and contract.  But one weakness burdens legal strictures that supposedly have an objective reality to them: power.  Power brutish, power as a spectral force, and power arbitrarily exercised.

Any reading of Julian Assanges case must be, to that end, understood as a dynamic less of law than power.  Having challenged its operations in the international system, he was bound to be its recipient.  In assessing his conditions of detention on the Ecuadorean embassy in London, black letter lawyers prefer an interpretation without the influence of power, clean and clear.  Focus is had on individual volition and purpose: up stakes, Assange, and face the legal music!  That music remains the score sheet of a warrant for his arrest.

Such reasoning is woefully inadequate given the feathers the man has rustled.  A number of states, the United States most preeminent amongst them, has demanded his pound of flesh.  Mike Pompeo of the Central Intelligence Agency has admitted with refreshing candour how US authorities are considering avenues on prosecuting Assange and those associated with WikiLeaks.

Having soiled many a stable with the work of WikiLeaks and disclosures of classified information, treating Assange as a minor offender, one merely deserving of a parking ticket, is entirely erroneous.  But it is a view that persists, even after the collapse of the Swedish case against him.

Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot, taking a view shared by many members of her profession, proved inelastic in assessing Assanges appeal against the arrest warrant.  She did not, for instance, feel that the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention had much truck in its 2016 decision favourable to him.

Assange, she was more or less surmising, was an unconscionable brat, a person who believed laws insufficient to bind him.  I find arrest is a proportionate response even though Mr Assange has restricted his own freedom for a number of years.  The arch manipulator had to come clean and descend from his Olympus.

The impression I have, and this may well be dispelled if and when Mr Assange finally appears in court, is that he is a man who wants to impose his terms on the course of justice.  He appears to consider himself above the normal rules of law and wants justice only if it goes in his favour.

Some observers were not immune to the sense that the judge had gotten personal.  Rather than focusing on the finer points of the ruling, a moral assessment was in order. At times, went ABC correspondent...

20:37

2 pilots dead as Turkish military training plane crashes in Izmir province Signs of the Times

A military plane has crashed in Izmir province, western Turkey, during a training flight, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement. Both pilots were killed in the accident. The SF-260D training plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Cigli Airbase at around 11am local time Friday, statement says, as cited by Hurriet. Fire brigades, ambulances, as well as search and rescue teams were immediately sent to the crash scene. Debris from the aircraft was reportedly found some 3km north of the military facility. The cause of the fatal crash is currently being investigated.

20:32

EU ties Brexit transition talks to divorce agreement blogfactory

The EU is planning to negotiate the Brexit transition period with the UK as part of talks on the text of the withdrawal agreement.

Substantive talks on the transition deal will only start once the European Commission has put the terms of the divorce agreed last December into a legal text, which was fine tuned by member states.

That legal text of the Brexit withdrawal agreement and transition is expected to be finalised by 28 February, a source familiar with the discussions said.

UK prime minister Theresa May sought to close the deal on a transition period before EU leaders gather for a summit at the end of March. But meeting that self-imposed deadline now seems unlikely to happen.

The EU has repeatedly said that without an agreement on the withdrawal, there could not be a transition period.

Last year, May proposed a transition period which UK politicians call implementation period that would kick in once the UK leaves the bloc on 29 March 2019.

The transition would last until 31 December 2020, during which the UK would have to comply with EU laws and policies, without having a say on them.

The footnote, which was included in a draft of the transition agreement that was leaked last week, suggested that the UK could lose access to elements of the EUs single market if it broke Union rules during the transition.

Some member states raised concerns about the commission circumventing the ECJ to settle disputes with the UK during the transition period. This was done because the EU executive deemed the top court to be moving too slowly.

The new proposed mechanism would entail a so-called infringement procedure, a mechanism used by the commission to force member states to comply with EU rules.

If London fails to comply, the ECJ would rule on the matter in the end, and the UK could then appeal the decision.

The UK and the EU agreed on the main points of the term of divorcelast December.

But formalising a political agreement into legally binding text takes time.

It is especially difficult to find a way to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland when the UK leaves the single market and the customs union.

The EUs chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said last week that unless the UK comes up with precise, clear and unambiguous solutions, the EU will work out an option for how best to align certain EU rules in order to uphold the 1998 Good Friday agre...

20:27

Syrian Army uncovers large web of tunnels belonging to ISIS in Deir Ezzor blogfactory

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 A.M.) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large network of tunnels belonging to the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), Wednesday, while combing through the Deir Ezzor countryside, a military source told Al-Masdar News tonight.

According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army was conducting a search-and-destroy mission in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, when they uncovered this web of tunnels near Al-Mayadeen city and Sabikhan.

The source added that one of the tunnels was at least 500 meters deep and contained a large cache of weapons, including assault rifles, ammunition, RPGs, and ATGM.
This network of tunnels was believed to be used by the Islamic State to carry out attacks against the Syrian Arab Army in the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

20:26

Atlas Shivered Dissident Voice

A recent article by Matthew Moore appeared in The Times titled Trumps philosopher is heading for your local. The piece not only suggests that Donald Trump is capable of reading a book, which seems unlikely enough, but that hes also capable of reading a philosophical book. Quite frankly, that would be stretching credulity a little too far.

The so-called philosopher in question is Ayn Rand, a White Russian migr to the US who died almost forty years ago. Her two best-known books are The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged, both novels, rather than philosophical tomes. I read them when Rand was still alive. Im now ashamed to admit that I thought they were pretty good at the time, but then I was young, and living a privileged five percenter existence at the time in a racist, semi-fascist country, and didnt know any better. Today the suggestion that Rands writing is enjoying growing popularity is truly scary.

Rands so-called philosophy is easy to summarise: selfishness to the point of total exclusion of anyone or anything else is the highest form of morality. If Donald Trump ever actually read Ayn Rand, rather than have some flunky tell him about her, I can see why he might find her appealing. She does pretty much sum up the principle behind the fabled American Dream. Theres nothing commendable about Ayn Rands work, and I know from personal experience it can cause seriously conflicted emotions in young people.

In 1980 I worked on a kibbutz in Occupied Palestine for a few weeks. One of the kibbutzniks I remember was a young chap who had grown up on the kibbutz. Ill call him David. He had recently discovered Rand, and was totally confused by the message in her writing. David liked talking to me because I was one of the few people who had also read her, and could understand the conflictions he was suffering. Here he was, raised from birth in a totally communist environment, where everyone was treated equally, and shared everything, and now he was being taught by Ayn Rand that these values were not only wrong but that they were almost evil. He seemed to me almost at the point of nervous breakdown. I dont know if I helped him, because my experience was the exact opposite. I had been raised in an environment which was not very far away from Rands ideal, and was then living real-life communism. I too was being blown away by new lessons, but in a totally different direction. We were ideological ships crossing in the night.

I could almost have ignored The Times article were it not for one very worrying part of it. Towards the end of the article, we learn that:

Last year Rand was added to the A-level (the UKs matriculation level examination)...

20:21

Huge explosions heard all over east Damascus as Syrian Army, rebels and ISIS clash blogfactory

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 A.M.) There will be no sleep tonight for the residents in both government and rebel-held east Damascus, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Islamist rebels clash at several axes.

According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, the Islamist rebels began the night by firing more than 30 mortar shells and rockets into government-held Dhahiyat Al-Assad area.

 Huge blast rocks Damascus airport
A s a result of this attack, at least one civilian was killed and over a dozen others were reportedly wounded.

In response to this rocket and mortar barrage,...

20:15

'Productive and open talk': Tillerson, Erdogan meet amid heightened strain over Operation Olive Branch Signs of the Times

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have had a meeting as relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) partners have frayed in the wake of Ankara's ongoing cross-border offensive in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). A Turkish presidential source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the top US diplomat and the Turkish leader sought ways to improve strained ties during their Thursday meeting in Ankara, which lasted for more than three hours behind closed doors. The source noted that Erdogan conveyed his priorities and expectations on Syria, and also discussed Iraq, regional developments and the fight against terror with the US secretary of state. Comment: US Wants Control over Iraqi-Syrian Borders Moreover, a US State Department spokesman travelling with Tillerson said the top US diplomat and Turkey had a "productive and open" talk.

20:13

US, Kurdish allies virtually in open confrontation with Syrian Army, says Russian diplomat blogfactory

The US and its Kurdish allies have come close to an open confrontation with the Syrian armed forces, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

The US military continues to occupy a 55-kilometer area near Al-Tanf, which has become a shelter zone for the remaining members of ISIL [the former name of the Islamic State terror group outlawed in Russia], she said.

The Americans conducted defiant actions on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, where they came close to an open confrontation with the Syrian army seeking to support their Kurdish allies, Zakharova added.

sending arms convoys for the Kurds through its territory. In return, Turkey continues its Operation Olive Branch against the Kurds in the Afrin area. The fighting is fierce, the Russian diplomat noted.

According to her, terrorists from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group continue aggressive provocations in the western part of the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone, particularly shelling Damascus and killing civilians, she added.

Turkish officials have many times stated that the delivery of weapons to the Syrian Kurds is one of the key reasons for deteriorating relations between Ankara and Washington.

Turkey says that the United States is making a mistake delivering weapons to the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) as it believes they are linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), designated as a terrorist organization by Ankara. Turkish authorities say that the weapons provided by the US may be used against Turkey.

More:
http://tass.com/politics/990222

 

Turkish media publishes photos of 415 YPG fighters killed in Afrin

20:08

Francesca Coin: I read power to the people as power to the class suffering the effects of economic violence Lefteast

Preface for LeftEast: On March 4th, Italy will vote for the general elections. In this interview, we reconstruct the political debate that is taking place in the country before that date. More specifically, we present an interview from the Italian on line journal Figure to Italian sociologist Francesca Coin from 7th of February 2018 that discusses Power to the People [in Italian, Potere al Popolo, PaP], a coalition of political groups including representatives from the No Tav, No Tap, No Muos and No Triv movement; Clash City Workers, Popular Front Italy, Revolutionary Pirate Movement and Eurostop, on top of involving political parties such as The other Europe and The communist refoundation party, PRC. The political process towards the coalition was initiated by Ex OPG Je so pazzo, a social centre in Naples, on November 18th, 2017. In fall 2017, most of the political debate in Italy revolved around the need to construct a new force on the left that could represent an alternative to the Democratic Party. In those months, several activists worked on the Brancaccio path, an attempt to form a popular alliance between citizens and political forces committed to democracy and equality, and to build from the popular victory of the campaign of the referendum on December 4th, 2016. In those months, most left wing parties were committed to this process, first and foremost Sinistra Italiana, Possibile, Mdp, Rifondazione Comunista and lAltra Europa. However, the assembly that was scheduled for November 18th at the Brancaccio Theatre was cancelled, as the minimal conditions required to hold a democratic assembly had vanished, wrote the organizers. In fact, the growing closeness of Possibile and Sinistra Italiana to the Movimento Democratico e Progressista (MDP) left bleak prospects for those who wished that the new alliance represented a real alternative given the presence of controversial figures who had traditionally played a vital role in the Democratic Party in MDP. It was at this point that PaP called for a general assembly on November 18th in order to s...

20:04

US continues to supply Kurds with arms, provoking Turkey Russian FM blogfactory

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has commented on the developments in Syria, including the issue of arms supplies to Kurds from the US and the American military presence in al-Tanf.

The Americans have sent the Kurds convoys with weapons through the territory of Iraq, provoking Turkey. Turkey, in turn, has continued its military activity against Kurds in the Afrin area in northwestern Syria as part of the Operation Olive Branch, Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday, noting that the ongoing battles between Turkish troops and Kurds were fierce.

Syrian Kurds is one of the major factors that have contributed to the deterioration of Ankara-Washington relations. Turkey has claimed that the US was making a mistake in supplying weapons to the YPG. Turkish officials say the YPG is linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is designated as a terrorist organization in the country, and claims that the American weapons they received could be directed against Turkey.

US forces are seen at the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria April 25, 2017.

The tensions between the US and Turkey have been on the rise as the Turkish Armed Forces launched the operation against Kurdish forces in Afrin on January 20. The decision to launch the military operation was made in the wake of a US decision to establish a border force that would involve Kurdish militias, including YPG. Damascus has strongly condemned Ankaras actions, with the Syrian Foreign Ministry calling them a violation of the countrys sovereignty.

US Presence in al-Tanf Occupation

Zakharova said that the US, along with its Kurdish allies, are openly confronting Syrian government forces.

The occupation of the 55-km zone in the area of al Tanf by the US military persists; [The area] has become a secure zone for remnants of Daesh units in the region, she added, stressing that the US forces have started almost open confrontation with the Syrian army on the eastern banks of the Euphrates river.

US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter IS (also known as Daesh) Brett McGurk announced in late December that the US would maintain a military presence at the al-Tanf garrison and other areas of Syria to make sure Daesh terrorists dont return to the liberated areas. The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier that the US military presence prevents the refugees in the al-Rubkan refugee camp, located some 11 miles south of al-Tanf, from receiving humanitarian aid.

Source: Sputnik

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20:03

Regime Change Fails: Is A Military Coup Or Invasion Of Venezuela Next? Dissident Voice

Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela.  Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and more economic sanctions on Venezuela. Tillerson is considering banning the processing or sale of Venezuelan oil in the United States and is discouraging other countries from buying Venezuelan oil. Further, the US is laying the groundwork for war against Venezuela.

In a series of tweets, Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican from Florida, where many Venezuelan oligarchs live, called for a military coup in Venezueala.

How absurd remove an elected president with a military coup to restore democracy? Does that pass the straight face test? This refrain of Rubio and Tillerson seems to be the nonsensical public position of US policy.

The US has been seeking regime change in Venezuela since Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998. Trump joined Presidents Obama and Bush before him in continuing efforts to change the government and put in place a US-friendly oligarch government.

They came closest in 2002 when a military coup removed Chavez.  The Commander-in-Chief of the Venezuelan military announced Chavez had resigned and Pedro Carmona, of the Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce, became interim president. Carmona dissolved the National Assembly and Supreme Court and declared the Constitution void. The people surrounded the presidential palace and seized television stations, Carmona resigned and fled to Colombia. Within 47 hours, civilians and the military restored Chavez to the presidency. The coup was a turning point that strengthened the Bolivarian Revolution, showed people could defeat a coup and exposed the US and oligarchs.

US Regime Change Tactics Have Failed In Venezuela

The US and oligarchs continue their efforts to reverse the Bolivarian Revolution. The US has a long history of regime change around the world and has tried all of its regime change tools in Venezuela. So far they have failed.

(a) Economic War

Destroying the Venezuelan economy has been an...

19:55

A Stock Market Primer in Six Easy Steps Dissident Voice

What is the stock market?

  1. Its not real economic activityits a form of mass hysteria or mass psychosis.
  2. Stock prices reflect a mass-hysteria impression of the worth of a piece of paper you holda stock certificate. The worth of that piece of paper is sometimes tethered to some economic reality of some corporationat least partiallybut sometimes not. Often a stock price bears little relation to the economic health of a company, as illustrated in the wildly gyrating stock price-to-earnings ratios through the decades. Hence the stock price is often a matter of caprice, covert manipulation, and/or unfathomable crowd psychology, not necessarily real economic health or productivity.

If, say, you are fortunate enough to own a stock that has doubled or tripled in price, this does not mean that you have accrued new wealththat stock valuation is meaningless as long as you still own the piece of paper (the stock certificate); you realize that wealth only by selling the stock. And if you do cash outsell the piece of paperto someone else, you are transferring to another person the hazard of seeing that valuation drop or evaporatean opportune fobbing off of risk to someone else, a transfer of cash to you, but no real creation of wealthjust the passing on of a piece of paper in exchange for currency. Eventually, down the road, your gain will be someone elses loss when the music stops playing and the last holder of the piece of paper finds there is no chair for him to land onthe stock market as Ponzi scheme.

If everyone or most people decide to sell their pieces of paperto take their profitsall at once, then the stock prices tumble, so the idea that everyone can cash out and realize this imaginary wealth equally and universally is a mirage: if everyone tried to access it at once, it would evaporate. Hence the common notion that rising stock prices indicate a general increase in wealth or national prosperity is delusional. A stock crash does not erase billions or trillions in wealth overnight, as we are commonly told. There was never any wealth there to begin with, in the sense that a stock price rationally or measurably reflects the worth of tangible goods or services; that price is just a mass fever dream, a collective, chaotic, bidding war about the worth of pieces of paper.

  1. The stock market is a swindle. Much of the movement of these equities markets originates in the decisions of large funds or high-speed traders who have access to esoteric information, advanced algorithms, or trading networks from which Joe Trader, playing the market at home on his laptop, is excluded. Hence Joe Trader inevitably gets screwed. The author Michael Lewis draws the veil...

19:53

Murdoch media smear British Labour leader Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

Liverpool has never forgiven the Sun for Hillsborough disaster front page Liv Echo editor

25 April 2015

Liverpool Echo news editor David Bartlett joins Afshin to discuss the issues of Liverpool in the run up to the election. From homelessness activists occupying the former Bank of England building to provide living space for rough sleepers, to government cuts eating into household budgets, to memories of the 96 people that died in the Hillsborough disaster, we look at what makes Liverpool tick.

By Nathan Akehurst in Britain:

Friday, February 16, 2018

Team Corbyn laughs off ridiculous cold war spy smear

ALLIES of Jeremy Corbyn responded with bewilderment to todays front page story in the Sun accusing the Labour leader of a 1980s spy novel-style plot involving Czech security services.

The story alleges that Mr Corbyn was placed on a Czech list of foreign sources.

But those around Mr Corbyn pointed out that a junior back-bench MP would not hold any privileged information to leak.

His spokesman flatly denied that Mr Corbyn...

19:52

Trump keeps his head down after (likely) contrived Florida shooting blogfactory

Declaring the nation united and grieving with one heavy heart, US President Donald Trump promised Thursday to tackle school safety and the difficult issue of mental health in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence.

Not always a natural in the role of national comforter, Trump spoke deliberately, at one point directly addressing children who may feel lost, alone, confused or even scared.

I want you to know that you are never alone and you never will be, Trump said. You have people who care about you, who love you, and who will do anything at all to protect you.

While Trump stressed the importance of mental health and school safety improvements, his latest budget request would slash Medicaid, the major source of federal funding for treating mental health problems, and cut school safety programs by more than a third. Last year, he signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.

The president spoke to the nation from the White House, one day after a former student with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 14 more. It was the nations deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, more than five years ago.(A CIA black ops.you decide)

Trump, who owns a private club in Palm Beach, Florida, about 40 miles away, said he planned to visit the grieving community, but no date was immediately set. He canceled plans to promote his infrastructure plan in Orlando on Friday and to attend a campaign rally in Pennsylvania next week.

People attend a candle light memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people on February 15, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by AFP)

Trumps silence on guns was noted with displeasure by many who are seeking tougher firearm restrictions. But the White House said the president wanted to keep his remarks focused on the victims. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the point was to talk about grief and show compassion in unifying the country.

Before he was a candidate, Trump at one point favored some tighter gun regulations. But he embraced gun rights as a candidate, and the National Rifle Association spent $30 million in support of his campaign.

During his brief, televised statement, Trump said he wanted to work to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life, a phrase likely to resonate with his conservative base.

He pledged to work...

19:52

Russian warship catches fire in Far East port, crew members safely evacuated Signs of the Times

A Russian Navy destroyer has caught fire in the port of the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok. Images of the vessel shared on social media show clouds of smoke spewing from the ship's deck structures. The Marshal Shaposhnikov, a destroyer from the Russian Pacific Fleet, caught fire on Friday morning while anchored in Vladivostok. Eleven fire trucks and 48 personnel were dispatched to the port to fight the blaze. All 106 crew members on board were safely evacuated. Despite the impressive amount of smoke billowing from the ship, a local shipyard representative said the fire didn't cause any significant damage, according to RIA.

19:47

Russia Is Taking Over Syrias Oil And Gas After the Shift

Submitted by Viktor Katona of OilPrice
If finally happened
In accordance with an energy cooperation framework agreement signed in late January, Russia will have exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria.
The agreement goes significantly beyond that, stipulating the modalities of the rehabilitation of damaged rigs and infrastructure, energy advisory support, and training a new generation of Syrian oilmen. Still, the main international aspect and the key piece of this move is the final and unconditional consolidation of Russian interests in the Middle East.
Before the onset of the blood-drenched Civil War, Syrian oil production wavered around 380,000 barrels per day. It has declined for some time then, since its all-time peak production rate of 677,000 barrels per day in 2002. Although the Islamic State was allegedly driven underground, the current output still stands...

19:43

Russian warship has caught fire in Far East port of Vladivostok blogfactory

Russian Navy destroyer has caught fire in the port of the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok. Images of the vessel shared on social media show clouds of smoke spewing from the ships deck structures.

The Marshal Shaposhnikov, a destroyer from the Russian Pacific Fleet, caught fire on Friday morning while anchored in Vladivostok. Eleven fire trucks and 48 personnel were dispatched to the port to fight the blaze. All 106 crew members on board were safely evacuated.

Despite the impressive amount of smoke billowing from the ship, a local shipyard representative said the fire didnt cause any significant damage, according to RIA.

ext-3

 

19:00

Hunting for the ancient lost farms of North America Terra Forming Terra


 What leaps out at you is that domestication was a well understood art practiced everywhere just as plant breeding is today.

As i have posted, our future is organic and in conjunction with robot supported high density populations.  Domestication and plant breeding will be practiced everywhere across the globe.  Our archeological record will easily promote a number of obvious candidates.

Certainly the global demand is there,..

Hunting for the ancient lost farms of North America

2,000 years ago, people domesticated these plants. Now theyre wild weeds. What happened?

19:00

LPPFusion Report Terra Forming Terra


This report is heavily formatted but seems to make it through blogger.

As expected the process of development is long and tortuous.  Yet i do think this is the most promising of the available tech.

At least they are getting funding and are moving forward..
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19:00

Yes, You Need Informational Interviews. Heres How To Land Them Fast Company

How can you get someone to meet you for coffee and career advice when its like pulling teeth to get an email reply?

Are informational interviews not a thing anymore? a reader asked me last week. Ive reached out to a few friends of friends about these, but I must be going about it in the wrong way, because I either dont get a response or I find myself in an actual interview.

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19:00

Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking And So What? Terra Forming Terra



I am sorry folks, but this article is not from the alt right but from the well established National Review and certainly cannot be ignored.  After months of steady disclosure against a wall of Dem protest and denial we have here all the ugly.

It is all as bad as might be imagined.  Yet it is still all about the behavior of political actors and politicized actors surrounding the Obama Administration and their failed 2016 campaign to essentially override the inconvenience of the Constitution. 


The reason it is not 'so what' is that Trump won.  Better he came weaponized himself with excellent Intel and critical support from the Legions and in particular the Praetorian Guard.


He has allowed all who are stupid to hang themselves over the past year while every conversation was listened to.  Now they will all be renditioned to GITMO as enemy combatants out of the reach of their lawyers to share their knowledge.


Astonishingly, the civilian aspects of the enforcement powers of the Republic, politicized and integrated with the Global pedophile natural conspiracy for personal profit.  This included leadership of the CIA, the DOJ and the FBI.  The scope of the treason is impossible to grasp.


The take down was massively planned and organized and is ongoing today.  I do think that it can no longer be turned back.  We are certain that the Navy, the Marines and most aspects of military Intel is fully involved at the highest levels. This will include the Space Fleet as well as protector.  Other units are likely out of the information loop but can be keyed up as needed.


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Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking And So What? 


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19:00

Lawrence Livermore unlocks 3D printing to smaller than 150 nanometer features Terra Forming Terra


I do not know if we are at the real limits, but this is certainly close enough for just about anything we want to try out that takes additional advantage of quantum effects as well.

This will also hugely expand the wow factor.   The other limitation not mentioned is our imaginations.  Recall that gem in Star Wars that carried all the data?

Perhaps the future of memory sticks.


Lawrence Livermore unlocks 3D printing to smaller than 150 nanometer features

brian wang | January 10, 2018

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/01/lawrence-livermore-unlocks-3d-printing-to-smaller-than-150-nanometer-features.html


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair.
The findings unleashes the potential for X-ray computed tomography (CT) to analyze stress or defects noninvasively in embedded 3D-printed medical devices or implants.

Two-photon lithography typically requires a thin glass slide, a lens and an immersion oil to help the laser light focus to a fine point where curing and printing occurs. It differs from other 3D-printing methods in resolution, because it can produce features smaller than the laser light spot, a scale no other printing process can match. The technique bypasses the usual diffraction limit of other methods because the photoresist material that cures and hardens to create structures previously a trade secret simultaneously absorbs two photons instead of one.
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19:00

NBA Players Union Unveils New Marketing Rights Group Think450 Fast Company

The Players Association is using All-Star Weekend to launch its new internal marketing arm that will work to partner players and brands.

This weekend as the NBA All-Star festivities hit Los Angeles, more than 30 brands, ranging from Lamborghini to Postmates, will be setting up shop at the London Hotel, organizing social events and presenting potential business and content opportunities to the NBA players strolling through. Its not the usual All-Star party, but rather the National Basketball Players Associations way of launching a new marketing business decades in the making.

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18:55

Kurds wanted Syrian army to enter Afrin, but deal secured or deal failed - conflicting media reports Signs of the Times

The Syrian government reportedly rejected a request by the Kurdish self-government in Afrin to deploy troops to the area against an ongoing Turkish military operation, after the Kurds refused to lay down their weapons. The proposed deal between Syrian authorities and Kurdish militias, who asked Damascus for military support against the Turkish invasion, derailed after Kurdish forces refused to comply with a precondition set by Damascus, an RT Arabic correspondent in Syria reported, citing a military source. After the People's Protection Units (YPG) refused a request to hand over arms to the Syrian state, the negotiations were cut short before any deal could be reached, the source said. Lebanese Al-Masdar News also stated that "according to reports from Aleppo," the deal, which could potentially become a tipping point in the conflict, was called off because the Kurds refused to part with weapons they use to fend off the Turkish offensive.

18:45

Heavy rain leave 4 dead in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Signs of the Times

Heavy rain and high winds in Rio de Janeiro have left four people dead. Overnight storms flooded roads, downed trees and damaged several homes. Several hospitals lost power and were forced to run on generators. By Thursday evening, authorities had cordoned off more than 50 homes that had been severely damaged in the Alemao slum complex and another neighborhood. The mayor's office said that the rainfall in one area was the highest recorded since authorities began gathering data in 1997. It received more rain in an hour than it would normally receive throughout February. City officials said four people died and three were injured in the storms. The dead included a military police officer. Isolated rainstorms are expected in the coming days but winds should die down.

Heavy rain leaves 4 dead in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Signs of the Times

Heavy rain and high winds in Rio de Janeiro have left four people dead. Overnight storms flooded roads, downed trees and damaged several homes. Several hospitals lost power and were forced to run on generators. By Thursday evening, authorities had cordoned off more than 50 homes that had been severely damaged in the Alemao slum complex and another neighborhood.

18:39

Greeces Colossal Cave In Dissident Voice

Europes Left has finally renounced the Syriza Party (acronym for Coalition of the Radical Left), as Jean-Luc Mlenchon of France Insoumise or Unsubmissive France calls for Greeces Syriza booted out of the Alliance of Leftists. Greeces PM Tsipras of the Syriza Party faux Left is way too far Right!

In stark contrast to Syrizas Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, Monsieur Mlenchon, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), calls for (a) an end to presidential monarchy in France, (b) enhanced environmental protections, (c) increased labor rights, and in harmony with his hard left sympathies, lo and behold, (d) a 100% income tax on those earning over 360,000 a year.

As for Syriza, Mlenchon says it has become impossible to rub shoulders with Syriza and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras given attacks on working people. Unfortunately for hard working Greeks, that may be a gross understatement. It now appears they were sold a bill of goods by PM Alexis Tsipras representing the Left since January 2015, as he infamously serves to please, time and time again, whenever Wolfgang Schuble (DE), the Eurozones notorious Hatch Man, frowns, oh so frequently!

According to SocialistWorker.org:

In January 2015, the Coalition of the Radical Left, or SYRIZA, was swept into office on a huge tide of votes in national elections. There was immense hope that the new government led by a party that had remained uncompromising in its opposition to austerity would finally stand up to the European Union and defend working class living standards ravaged by the economic crisis and the punishing Memorandums demanded by the lenders. Yet by July of that year, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had capitulated, signing up to a new Memorandum. The attacks on workers, the poor and immigrants have continued unabated.

After years of bending over to spread-em, Greece is so bloody exhausted from hard right European Troika aka: European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF screwing that the country resembles a haggard dark-eyed nymphomaniac hard-core heroin addict at the first break of dawn, squinting into blinding brightness, too hacked to sit up in bed. Now, after years of raw naked brutality, Greece has morphed into a forlorn soulless zombie with nothing more to lose.

In its latest installment of Robbing Greece Blind, big bad Troika has instituted (1) a new raft of privatizations and (2) benefit cuts, including cuts to child care, as well as disability benefits, (3) the sale of 14 additional public assets, and (4) stern measures to facilitate repossession and sale of properties of families who fall behind in payments. Oh yeah, also, (5) longer working hours for teachers; thus, providing some kind of arrangement for kids when their parents are evicted.

18:36

Syrian Student Pledged Not To Love/Marry a Lebanese Woman in Exchange of VISA Blog Baladi

Since were still celebrating Valentine this week, heres one interesting and disturbing piece of news that Legal Agenda reported this week, whereas a Syrian student was apparently forced to sign a pledge for the General Security stating that hes not in a relationship with a Lebanese woman and that he would not marry a Lebanese woman during his stay.

The same pledge was widespread among foreign workers whereas they had to report to the GS any relationship they had with a Lebanese man or woman, but this was abolished years ago.

According to Legal Agenda, this pledge has no legal obligation and is a violation of the most basic rights of a foreign students, and that they cannot refuse his VISA on such basis. You can read more [here].

18:33

Ex-top NY cop slams FBI for missing tip-off on Florida shooter, 'chasing Russian collusion' instead CLG News

Ex-top NY cop slams FBI for missing tip-off on Florida shooter, 'chasing Russian collusion' instead | 15 Feb 2018 | Controversial former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has accused the FBI of "wasting resources chasing Russian collusion," instead of pursuing tips about potential criminals, such as the Florida school shooter. Controversial former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has accused the FBI of "wasting resources chasing Russian collusion," instead of pursuing tips about potential criminals, such as the Florida school shooter. Kerik, who served as police commissioner during the 9/11 attacks, referred to an article on Thursday that said a YouTube user named 'Nikolas Cruz' had announced last September: "I'm going to be a professional school shooter."

18:31

Uber will now report crimes directly to London police Fast Company

The move is yet another step Uber is taking in hopes of getting its operating license back in the U.K.s capital. The company has announced it will now report serious crimes involving passengers directly to the police instead of waiting for the passenger to report the crime themselves, Business Insider reports. The change is a

The move is yet another step Uber is taking in hopes of getting its operating license back in the U.K.s capital. The company has announced it will now report serious crimes involving passengers directly to the police instead of waiting for the passenger to report the crime themselves, Business Insider reports. The change is a major about-face for Uber, which previously argued it was up to the passenger to report such crimes. In addition to the new reporting policy, Uber also says it will introduce a 24-hour call-in service for drivers and riders who want support if something goes wrong on a ride.

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18:08

Rare small earthquake rocks Beijing, China Signs of the Times

A rare small earthquake rattled the Chinese capital Beijing on Monday, the government said. The 4.3-magnitude quake was centered in an area just south of the city in the neighboring province of Hebei. The epicenter was in a county that is part of Hebei's Langfang city. There were no immediate reports of any damage, and buildings in Beijing shook only slightly. China is frequently hit by earthquakes, many of which are centered in the southwest of the country.

18:05

10 Tips That Will Help You Survive the Chinese New Year Awareness Act

For those who may not be aware the Chinese New Year is essentially the Spring Festival. It holds deep significance and is surrounded by tradition.

Many people are going to be celebrating across the world, not just in China. While traditionally this celebration was done to honor deities and remember those who have passed it is also something that helps us to better understand the connections we are facing. The Chinese New Year is powerful and puts a great start to our year. Many believe in the magical powers it holds.

The Chinese Calander is part Solar and part Lunar every single year the New Year is different. This year it is on the New Moon of February 16th. This New Year marks the beginning of the Year of the Dog.

History.com described the Chinese New Year as Follows:

The ancient Chinese lunar calendar, on which Chinese New Year is based, functioned as a religious, dynastic and social guide. Oracle bones inscribed with astronomical records indicate that the calendar existed as early as 14th century B.C. when the Shang Dynasty was in power.

The calendars structure wasnt static: It was reset according to which emperor held power and varied from one region to another.

The Chinese calendar was a complex timepiece. Its parameters were set according to the lunar phases as well as the solar solstices and equinoxes. Yin and yang, the opposing but complementary principles that make up a harmonious world, also ruled the calendar.

Chinese New Year typically begins with the new moon that occurs between the end of January and the end of February, and it lasts about 15 days until the full moon arrives with the Festival of Lanterns.

If you want to benefit the most from this you need to do as follows. While this list may seem a bit odd each thing on it will make a huge difference in how your year begins. Starting things off right is not as hard as most make it out to be. These are things those who celebrate the Chinese New Year do traditionally.

10 Tips For The Chinese New Year:

1. Clean your house before the New Year this will help banish negativity that has been making your home its own. Sweep that negativity right out of your life and do not let it back in. DO NOT CLEAN ON THE DAY OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR! (You will sweep away any good luck you may have).

2. No reading during the New Year because it will cause you to lose. I know it sounds odd but it is a custom. Also avoid buying, giving and having anything to do with books basically until the New Year is over with. When you give the gift of a...

17:59

6 Laws That Could Cut Down the Threat of Mass Shootings Awareness Act

The topic of guns in general here in the United States is surrounded by controversy. Some are for guns and others are against them, as someone who is what you would consider in-between, my opinion tends to fall through the cracks.

I am sure you all heard about the school shooting that happened just days ago in Florida. This was a very terrible incident and many people (children) lost their lives. While things like this are becoming more and more common you cannot blame the gun for the actions of a person. Sure, the kid should not have had access to it in the first place, but it was his actions that killed those people, not the gun itself.

Many people will tell you that we do not need new laws regarding guns and they argue that when someone wants to do something they will go through illegal means to get their weapons if they need to which is true, they will. If someone wants a gun bad enough they will get one however they can. With that being said, not all shootings or things of the sort are carried out by people who obtained their guns through illegal means.

We can make small law changes that benefit everyone. We should be able to find a middle ground that works. We should be able to keep our guns within reason and enact laws that make differences in who is able to have them and things of the sort.

The list below will include some of the changes that would be able to make the most difference. Keep in mind some of these laws are in place in different areas right now but none of them are what we would consider country-wide. With that being said, with or without these laws we can start helping cut back on gun violence by teaching our children what is right and what is wrong and not giving them or anyone else open access to our firearms. I know not all shootings occur because of children, there are also many adults who do things like this as well, but paying attention to the mental health of those around us is also important.

6 Laws That Could Help Cut Down on The Threat of Mass Shootings:

(These are in no specific order.)

1. Make all serious violent offenders surrender their firearms.

You see, while some people are not allowed to have firearms anymore their firearms are not confiscated. If you do something bad enough you should have them taken away and I dont mean this to cause an uproar would you want someone who almost beat his wife to death to have a gun? While there are laws in place that are supposed to keep those who have been convicted of domestic violence cromes from having guns, the guns they already have are not physically taken away.

2. Require gun owners to follow through with a safety course.

Helping people make better choices is important. Some people who want to get guns are not as educated on them as they should be. A sa...

17:51

Play by the Number & Life is Simpler Armstrong Economics

COMMENT: I bought the Vertical Market Report and the indicator you put in that report was elected the week of January 29. I also purchased the 2018 Share Market Report. The research you put into these reports is amazing. I understand your post this morning with the Weekly Bullish and Bearish numbers for the close. I can see it now clearly.

Thank you so much for the education. Nobody puts out reports like this.

Fantastic!

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ANSWER: Yes the week of 01/29 hit the first indicator that confirmed we had a correction. If we eliminate human emotions and bias and just play by the numbers, life is so much simpler.

17:43

7 Signs Your Life Is About to Change Drastically For the Better Awareness Act

When it comes to our lives we all face different things at different times. Sometimes we think everything is falling apart when in reality it is only starting to come together.

Change is something we all face and it is something we cannot avoid; however, we are all looking at change in the wrong ways. Just because things are changing does not mean that they are changing in bad ways. No matter the situation, in the end, something good will always come from it.

7 Signs Your Life Is About to Change Drastically in A Good Way:

1. You feel out of place.

You feel like you are not where you need to be. You feel out of place no matter what you do. This is because you are not quite in the place you need to be in but you are working towards it. You can feel yourself changing within and your higher self-aligning with where you need to be as well as who you need to be.

2. You are pushing yourself.

You know that something big is coming and you are pushing yourself towards it. Whether you can tell what it is that is coming or not you know that what you are working towards is important. We all have to push ourselves to things in life on many occasions.

3. The things you hate about your life are overwhelming.

Any and all negative things in your life are bothering you on a deep level. You want these things to come to an end to the point where you feel they are overwhelming you. When things become overwhelming it is a huge sign that something is coming your way.

4. Your connections are changing.

You are beginning to cut ties with those who do not belong in your life. You are making stronger connections with those who matter and making something of the people around you. Whether we want to accept it or not the people in our lives play very serious roles in where we go from where we are.

5. You are excited and terrified at the same time.

You are excited about the future but also afraid of what is to come. This is something we all experience at some point or another. You want the future to get here, but you are unsure of what it holds.

6. You are facing lots of opportunities.

You are coming to a point in your life where opportunity is knocking on your door. You are having to make some serious decisions and these decisions are not easy, to say the least. Whi...

17:43

Court rules Energy Dept. must implement Obama efficiency rules CLG News

Court rules Energy Dept. must implement Obama efficiency rules | 15 Feb 2018 | The Trump administration must carry out the implementation of four energy efficiency regulations that it has delayed for more than a year, a federal court ruled Thursday. The Department of Energy (DOE) wrote the rules and made them public in December 2016, under the Obama administration. But when President Trump took office Jan. 20, 2017, his administration took advantage of a 45-day window for error corrections to review the rules and potentially scuttle them. The DOE still has not published the rules in the Federal Register, the final step to implement them.

 

17:19

5 Types of Inauthentic People Empaths Feel Out of Place Around Awareness Act

Empaths are good at telling who is okay to be around and who isnt. When it comes to people who are being fake or harboring bad intentions they usually can spot them from a mile away.

Empaths are easy targets for inauthentic people in some ways, but for the most part, the Empath will feel out of place around these inauthentic people. Inauthentic people sometimes weasel their ways into the lives of Empaths but the Empath will usually uncover them quickly. Below you will find a list of some of the most common inauthentic people that really tend to make Empaths uncomfortable.

If you are an Empath you know this all too well. People like this do not stick around long either you give them the cold shoulder and cut them off or they realize that you wont be letting them use you and they move on. Have you come across any of these kinds of people on your life journey thus far?

6 Types of Inauthentic People Empaths Feel Out of Place Around:

1. People with huge egos.

People with huge egos are already hard enough to get along with for everyone. They think they are better than everyone else and dont care about your feelings. These people make the Empath feel like she or he is wasting their time. They dont like to surround themselves with people who are so negative on the inside.

2. People who are far too fake.

Empaths can tell when someone is being genuine or not. People who are overly fake have no place in the life of an Empath. Empaths are all about being real and feeling the raw forms of things when you try to mix fake with real problems arise.

3. People who are overly aggressive.

Aggressive people tend to flock to Empaths for some reason. They think the Empath can fix them but he or she cannot. The Empath is not going to put themselves in danger for the sake of helping someone else when it comes to something like this. If you are threatening an Empath you need to step the hell back, they arent just going to take it.

4. People who only want to manipulate.

Empaths also seem to attract manipulators quite frequently. They think they are helping someone, but the person is only using them. While they may not notice right off the bat as time passes the Empath will become aware and their uncomfortableness will increase. When this happens they begin feeling as if they have to cut ties and to be completely honest cutting ties is probably what is best anyway.

5. People who are too materialistic.

People who are too materialistic make Empaths feel out of place. They make them feel like they are trying too hard to fit in because of how different they are from these kinds of people....

17:00

Everyone Is Miserable: Heres What We Can Do About It Fast Company

Johann Haris book Lost Connections explores how our society may be creating a world of unhappiness.

Johann Hari took his first antidepressants at age 18, and the experience, he says, was like a chemical kiss. The burden was lifted immediately from his whirring brain. He kept on taking the pills for 13 years, at higher and higher dosesuntil, at one point, the drugs didnt work anymore. He was still depressed.

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17:00

Nike Loves London, GE Knows What Matters: The Top 5 Ads Of The Week Fast Company

The Swoosh breathes air, Monoprix turns its products into pick-up lines, and CNN gives more truth apples.

It may declare that Nothing Beats a Londoner, but what the epic Nike spot that dropped last Friday really says is Nothing Beats a Nike Ad at Its Best. Yes, its got the quick cuts and multi-sport fun of Short a Guy, but it also shows the brand putting young unknowns not only alongside superstar athletes and artists but on a pedestal above those stars. And according to Wieden+Kennedy London creative directors Paddy Treacy and Mark Shanley, thats the most important part.

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17:00

Parkland student: 'Secret Service was present, changed school security policy, several weeks before shooting' CLG News

Parkland student: 'Secret Service was present, changed school security policy, several weeks before shooting' | 15 Feb 2018 | According to a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School who appeared on a radio program Thursday, United States Secret Service personnel were on the ground at the school several weeks before the shooting to change security protocols. Jalen Martin told the Texas talk show host that a teacher of his had confirmed that indeed the Secret Service was present at the school a few weeks prior. The student's testimony dovetails with buried reports that a fire drill and an active shooter drill were, in fact, already scheduled for Valentine's Day. Martin said there had already been one fire drill earlier Wednesday morning before the alarm went off for a second time which prompted the principal to announce over the loudspeaker for all students to evacuate.

16:50

Walmart is looking to buy a huge stake in Indias Flipkart Fast Company

The U.S. retail giant is in talks to buy more than 40% of Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, reports Reuters. Flipkart is currently valued around $12 billion, so the proposed take could cost Walmart north of $5 billion. If the deal finalizes, it would give both Flipkart and Walmart some much-needed muscle against Amazon and would

The U.S. retail giant is in talks to buy more than 40% of Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, reports Reuters. Flipkart is currently valued around $12 billion, so the proposed take could cost Walmart north of $5 billion. If the deal finalizes, it would give both Flipkart and Walmart some much-needed muscle against Amazon and would also allow Walmart to more easily access the growing consumer base in India.

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16:50

"Americans Are Skint" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Americans Are Skint"
by Bill Bonner

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
...

16:37

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Feb. 16, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Feb. 16 2018

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 16 Feb. 2018 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Judy Note: The below Fulford Report and article "No Public Trials for the Cabal" contain important info on the present state of global affairs. Our world is drastically changing and we need to be prepared for the challenges. More importantly, it would be wise to be educated on the responsibilities of our new-found wealth. In all of your giving, don't forget the children who have been tortured by the Cabal, and the non-profits trying to help them:

1. ITCCS Kevin Annett: itccs.org (Video) Kevin Annett -- Spiritual Reclamation: Bringing Down The Satanic Ninth Circle, April 29, 2017

2. Veterans for Child Rescue Craig Sawyer: Veterans For Child Rescue
http://www.ascensionwithearth.com/2017/05/former-seal-3000-elite-pedophiles.html

3. Operation Underground Railroad Tim Ballard: Tim Ballard - Operation Underground Railroad ourrescue.org

4. Ivory Garden Felicity Lee: Ivory Garden Dissociative Identity Disorder Support Forum Dissociative https://www.igdid.com/

Testimonies of Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivors and their therapists:
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16:35

Rice Rediscovered La Paz Group

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Upland red bearded rice, which grows in the Moruga district in Trinidad, turned out to be a missing culinary link between enslaved people in coastal Georgia and a group of slaves who were able to buy their freedom by fighting for the British in the War of 1812. Credit Karsten Moran for The New York Times

16:30

Why Forbess Rich List Doesnt Include The Wealthiest Families On The Planet WorldTruth.Tv

As Oxfam warns that global wealth inequality is spiraling out of control, we ask why the Rothschilds and Rockefellers are missing from the business magazines definitive annual guidewith some startling revelations. PERMIT ME TO ISSUE AND CONTROL THE MONEY OF A NATION, AND I CARE NOT WHO MAKES ITS LAWS.This is a House of Rothschilds []

16:09

Short v Long-Term Rates Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Hi Mr Armstrong, I have read somewhere that you think that interest rates will go up higher than expected and at faster pace. I dont understand its relations with bonds. Also your opinion seems to be in clear contrast to everyone else who thinks it will go up slowly over the next few years. If this happened this year, this would be one of your many landmark predictions.
thanks

HH

ANSWER: To some extent, you are mixing short v long-term. The short-term is set by the rates the central banks set. Even this will rise beyond what the central bank desires because of demand.

The long-term is set by the market. That is why the central banks tried Quantitative Easing buying in long-term bonds hoping that would lower the long-term rates which are set by the auction process.

I am not forecasting that the central banks will rapidly raise rate all on their own. They will be forced to follow long-term rates and as Quantitative Easing is reduced, rates will rise when government deficits expand because the fiscal side of the balance sheet has been on life-support by the monetary policy.

16:04

Gun Control & Whats Wrong Armstrong Economics

 

The entire problem with control has been focused upon if someone is a criminal. While they have tried to paint him as a racist against blacks and Muslims, he killed indiscriminately. Such stories do little to prevent something like this in the future. So what is the real core issue being exposed here?

Classmates said Cruz was strange and a loner. His adopted father died several years before and his adopted mother died last Thanksgiving. Cruz was an orphaned teenager who had been adopted along with his biological brother. The two boys had then moved in with a family friend.

His attack on Valentines Day was intentional. The Public defenders representing Cruz told the court that he had brain development issues, as well as mental illness. He was in a mental health program but stopped going. The court-appointed lawyers described Cruz as deeply saddened by the loss of these children in the shooting, and called him a broken child.  Cruz did not shoot it out with police.

The gun was purchased legally in February 2017. Background checks as to criminal records are rather pointless since professional criminals are out for profit and do not tend to engage in mass shootings nor do they buy their guns legally.

The problem in this type of crime we are usually dealing with someone who has mental issues. They are not the classic criminal who tends to act for a profit such as robbing a bank.

Therefore, this case illustrates that there were many incidents that were markers with respect to mental health issues. Checking for criminal backgrounds is not really helpful in this type of incident. The background check must focus on mental health. There should be a note from the physician who attends to this person that there are no mental issues. There should be a profile regarding the family. Has there been any mental illness? All of these types of checks are far more important.

If someone enters a mental health program, they should have to surrender any guns/weapons they have until they are cleared if ever. These are basic common sense approaches. Those who immediately want to ban all guns are then attacking others who wo...

16:03

Global Warming Conspriacy Armstrong Economics

 

There is a major Global Warming Conspiracy that is threatening our entire way of life and is out to destroy the global economy. These sick and evil people are trying to launch lawsuits to put the oil industry out of business. They have absolutely no alternative to how the economy would function and they are threatening the lives of so many people by trying to end fossil fuels which would then destroy the auto industry and turn the United States into some crumbling economy like scenes of cities abandoned in sci-fi movies.

The Global Warming Conspiracy has filed a lawsuit against EXXON as they have unleashed their conspiracy that is designed to force everyone in the United States to comply with their demands. EXXON has responded in an aggressive manner at last. They have targeted at least 30 people and organizations, including the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts. They are filing suits, threats of suits or demands for sworn depositions. EXXON has claimed the lawyers, public officials, and environmental activists are all conspiring in a coordinated legal and public relations campaign.

EXXON has called the conspiracy The La Jolla playbook. About 6 years ago, there was a meeting in La Jolla, California which has set a course to conspire against society as a whole to force their agenda upon the world. The meeting began with about two dozen people who came up with this entire Global Warming strategy in an oceanfront cottage in La Jolla.

They have fake research and corrupt scientists willing to say whatever it takes to win a lawsuit. They have conspired with marketing people, politicians, and lawyers, all designed to change society imposing their demands upon us all.

EXXON is seeking depositions to expose this conspiracy in which we all have a stake in this for this group is trying to force their views upon the rest of us by cou...

16:00

Indian Banks Tumble After $2 Billion Fraud By One Of India's Richest Men Emerges BlackListed News

Indian authorities have uncovered a $2 billion banking fraud involving one of the country's 100 richest men, a jeweler who made his name dressing Hollywood and Bollywood actors including Kate Winslet and Priyanka Chopra. His name is Nirav Modi, and on Friday shares of the Punjab National Bank - or PNB - plunged after federal investigators first unveiled their findings in a fraud investigation.

WATCH: Students Report Multiple Shooters & Mass Shooting Drill at Florida High School BlackListed News

Multiple students have since come forward after the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday with details that raise some serious questions. These students have reported that a mass casualty drill was scheduled that day as well as at least one other student reporting multiple shooters. It is important to point out that we are not claiming what these students are saying is true, however, we feel that their points of view are certainly newsworthy.

White House Says Iraq Has WMD Russia Created Cyberattack BlackListed News

The attack, dubbed NotPetya, quickly spread worldwide, causing billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It was part of the Kremlins ongoing effort to destabilize Ukraine and demonstrates ever more clearly Russias involvement in the ongoing conflict. This was also a reckless and indiscriminate cyber-attack that will be met with international consequences.

15:35

Florida High School Shooting CLG News

Florida High School Shooting | 15 Feb 2018 | When students were evacuated from the Parkland Florida high school, some thought it was part of the day's drill. Youths interviewed after the incident appeared older than high school students. They repeated the same talking points. Before and during the shooting, fire alarms occurred. Students said they were prepped for this type incident weeks earlier. Why? Two ambulances on the scene had no bodies in them. An unverified video showed men loading weapons on a truck near the school. Most disturbing, one student said she was speaking to [suspect Nikolas] Cruz when she heard gunshots elsewhere in the school. She didn't see a gun in Cruz's possession. He was accused of using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle with multiple magazines - not easily concealed beneath clothing...

15:22

"Insanity Fatigue" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Insanity Fatigue"
by Mike Krieger

"Oligarchs, though they speak of deconstructing the administrative state, actually increase deficits and the size and power of law enforcement and the military to protect their global business interests and ensure domestic social control. The parts of the state that serve the common good wither in the name of deregulation and austerity. The parts that promote the oligarchs power expand in the name of national security, economic growth and law and order."
- Chris Hedges, "The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs"

If youve been checking in with this site in recent days, you may have wondered if I was on vacation. Im not. Rather, Ive been suffering from a bit of sluggi...

15:09

School Ran Active Shooter Drill Hours Before Florida Mass Shooting Your News Wire

Teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida took part in an active shooter drill just hours before the mass shooting on Wednesday.  Earlier on in the day, teachers were told there would soon [...]

15:02

Unilever Boss Demands Social Media Ban Alt. Media Outlets Your News Wire

The boss of advertising giant Unilever has called for an immediate ban of all independent media outlets on social media platforms.  In an unprecedented set of public demands to Google, Facebook and Twitter Keith [...]

15:00

The Dendera LightbulbEvidence of Advanced Ancient Technology? The Event Chronicle

The Dendera LightbulbEvidence of Advanced Ancient Technology?

By Ancient Code

The Temple of Dendera, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, is one of the most mysterious ancient temples built by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. Located some 2.5 km southeast of Dendera, this ancient temple is one of the best preserved Egyptian complexes, especially its central temple, thanks to which it remained buried by sand and mud until it was unearthed by Auguste Mariette in the middle of the 19th century.

Temple of Hathor, Dendera. Image Credit: Shutterstock

The area belonged to the sixth nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos.

The complex consists of:

  • Hathor temple (the main temple)
  • Temple of the birth of Isis
  • Sacred Lake
  • Sanatorium
  • Mammisi of Nectanebo II
  • Christian Basilica
  • Roman Mammisi
  • a Barque shrine
  • Gateways of Domitian and Trajan
  • the Roman Kiosk

The main temple features a set of reliefs that is unlike any other ancient Egyptian art.

Knowns as the Dendera Light, a mysterious relief has raised numerous questions among experts. Is it possible that thousands of years ago, just before humanity decided to start writing down history, technologies far greater than what weve ever imagined, existed on earth?

The Dendera Lighbulb raises numerous questions. Located on the wall inside the tem...

14:55

US Admiral: Guantanamo Bay Prepared For VIP Detainees Your News Wire

A top US military official confirmed on Thursday that Guantanamo Bay is prepared to take in new VIP detainees, and is just waiting on the order to do so.  President Trump last month signed an [...]

14:48

Study Confirms Tamiflu Responsible For Teens Suicide Your News Wire

A study has confirmed that the suicide of sixteen year old Charlie Harp was a direct result of him taking the popular flu drug Tamiflu.  Earlier this month, the teens family insisted that it was [...]

14:44

Maduro Calls for Colombia-Venezuela Meeting Over Joint Border New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asked his ministers for defence and foreign relations to organise a meeting with the Colombian government later this week.

14:38

southern Russia: Gang leader eliminated, 1 officer killed in anti-terrorist operation Signs of the Times

A local gang leader has been neutralized after exchanging gunfire with security forces during a counter-terrorist operation the Russian Republic of Dagestan. A dramatic standoff left one special operative dead and several injured. A gun battle unfolded in the North Caucasus region Thursday afternoon, when law enforcement officers cornered an armed militant in the "mountain-wooded area" near the village of Harachi, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) confirmed. Although the militants were given a chance to lay down their arms and surrender, they began shooting at security forces squad and were gunned down. As a result, one special forces officer was killed, and several others were injured. No civilian casualties have been reported. The officers found a grenade, a rifle and ammunition at the site.

Southern Russia: Gang leader eliminated, 1 officer killed in anti-terrorist operation Signs of the Times

A local gang leader has been neutralized after exchanging gunfire with security forces during a counter-terrorist operation the Russian Republic of Dagestan. A dramatic standoff left one special operative dead and several injured. A gun battle unfolded in the North Caucasus region Thursday afternoon, when law enforcement officers cornered an armed militant in the "mountain-wooded area" near the village of Harachi, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAK) confirmed. Although the militants were given a chance to lay down their arms and surrender, they began shooting at security forces squad and were gunned down. As a result, one special forces officer was killed, and several others were injured. No civilian casualties have been reported. The officers found a grenade, a rifle and ammunition at the site.

14:34

CIA Argues The Public Cant See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Mainstream Reporters The Daily Sheeple

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Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday.

In a motion filed in New York federal court, the CIA claimed that limited disclosures to reporters do not waive national security exemptions to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies frequently deny records requests on the basis of protecting sensitive national security information, one of nine exemptions written into the federal FOIA law.

The case stems from lawsuit against the CIA by New York-based independent journalist Adam Johnson, who had used FOIA to obtain emails between the agencys public information office and selected reporters from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and The New York Times. The emails the CIA provided to Johnson were redacted, leading him to question why he was not allowed to see the same information that had been given to uncleared reporters.

Johnson challenged the redaction in court, arguing that the CIA, once it has selectively disclosed information to uncleared reporters, cannot claim the same information is protected by a FOIA exemption.

The judge in the case appeared to find Johnson argument compelling. In a court order last month, Chief Judge Colleen MacMahon of the Southern District of New York said FOIA laws do not authorize limited disclosure, to favored journalists or otherwise.

In this case, CIA voluntarily disclosed to outsiders information that it had a perfect right to keep private, she wrote. There is absolutely no statutory provision that authorizes limited disclosure of otherwise classified information to anyone, including trusted reporters, for any purpose, including the protection of CIA sources and methods that might otherwise be outed.

MacMahon also said it didnt matter if the journalists in question published the information they received, only if the CIA waived its right to deny the information.

The fact that the reporters might not have printed what was disclosed to them has no logical or legal impact on the waiver analysis, because the only fact relevant to waiver analysis is: Did the CIA do something that worked a waiver of a right it otherwise had? she wrote, asking CIA lawyers to come up with a stronger defense for non-disclosure.

The CIAs response on Wednesday centered on the contention that the information disclosed to favo...

14:34

Venezuelan Government Denounces Imperialist "Sabotage" of Electricity Grid New on Venezuelanalysis.com

A power outage caused by an explosion at the state-owned Santa Teresa 3 electricity plant left much of Caracas without electricity Wednesday morning.

14:30

10 Things You Probably Dont Know About The Lost City Of Atlantis The Event Chronicle

10 Things You Probably Dont Know About The Lost City Of Atlantis

By Brandon Roh

We have all heard of Atlantis, the legendary island that sank into the sea in a single day and night. But who came up with it, was Atlantis a real place, and is there more to the story than this?

We get the story of Atlantis from the Greek philosopher Plato. Really, from two of his writings, Timaeus and Critias. The books date to around 360 BC.

In them, Plato wrote that the Greek sage Solon was given the story in Egypt by a priest. Upon his return, Solon shared the story with his relative Dropides. Then Dropides passed it down to his son Critias, who told his grandson, also named Critias, who finally shared it with the philosopher Socrates and others who were present.

This list should not be taken as historical fact but as a true account of what Plato wrote. Whether we decide to believe in the legend is our own choice, but we can probably agree that this might have been the first recorded game of telephone.

Many books and TV shows have been made about the possible location of Atlantis. A quick Google search will show that some people say Santorini is Atlantis, while others believe that the waters off Bimini are hiding a road to the lost city. However, if we look at Platos text, it tells us where the submerged island once stood.

The text reads that Atlantis came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean. It goes on to say that there was an island situated in front of the straits which are by you [referring to ancient Greeks], called the Pillars o...

14:29

Obama Calls For Nationwide Gun Ban After Florida Shooting Your News Wire

Former President Barack Obama has demanded an immediate ban on guns following the Florida school shooting on Wednesday that left 17 people dead. We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for [...]

14:29

Desperate Fuzzy Alliance: Damascus to deploy forces in Afrin - Reports Signs of the Times

The Kurdish militias and the Syrian government have reached an agreement on the deployment of the Syrian Armed Forces in Syria's district of Afrin, Lebanese media reported on Thursday. The decision was made in order to protect the district and counter the attacks of Turkey or its allies in Afrin, Mayadeen broadcaster reported, citing a source with a knowledge of the situation. A source familiar with the situation told Sputnik on Thursday that the Syrian Armed Forces would enter the territory near the border with Turkey in the district of Afrin in the next few days. "The agreement has been reached on the deployment of the Syrian Armed Forces at the Syrian-Turkish border in Afrin in the north of Aleppo in the next few days. The agreement was reached between the Syrian government and the Kurds," the source said.

14:21

The polar vortex just split into a double vortex - cold temps for Europe will persist Signs of the Times

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar vortex tends to be associated with some of the coldest air during the winter, the split - which is more like a temporary separation than a lasting divorce - means that ultra cold air is on the move. A split in the polar vortex may sound like a complicated weather concept, but it has huge consequences for weather patterns from Canada to Eurasia. The latest split is likely to put Western Europe and much of Eurasia into the deep freeze for the rest of February, and will offer glimpses of hope for snow lovers along the U.S. East Coast. Figuring out where the coldest air will go and how it will affect worldwide weather patterns for the next several weeks is a key task facing weather forecasters now.

14:18

ESPN Admits To Spying On Public Through Their TV Sets Your News Wire

ESPN has admitted that they routinely spy on members of the public through their own TV sets at home without permission. One of the great new technologies we have here at ESPN is that [...]

14:17

Nikolas Cruz Publicly Stated He Wanted to Shoot Up a SchoolThe FBI Knew and Did Nothing The Daily Sheeple

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The suspect in a mass shooting that killed 17 people, was reported to the FBI months ago for making comments on YouTube saying, Im going to be a professional school shooter.

As the public searches for answers about why suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his classmates and teachers at a high school in Parkland, Florida, his social media history is making one thing clearthe Federal Bureau of Investigation should have seen the warning signs months ago.

Im going to be a professional school shooter, A YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz commented on a video on Sept. 24, 2017. The video was posted on the channel Ben The Bondsman, and the owner, Ben Bennight, immediately took a screenshot and submitted it to the FBI.

Bennight told Buzzfeed News that the bureau was quick to respond, and agents from the Mississippi field office conducted an in-person interview with him the next day.

They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person, Bennight said. I didnt. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.

The next time the FBI contacted Bennight was on Wednesday, just 30 minutes after police in Broward County arrested a suspect with the same name as the YouTube userNikolas Cruzfor killing 17 people and injuring at least 15.

In a voicemail reported by Buzzfeed, Special Agent Ryan Furr said, I think we spoke with you in the past about a complaint that you made about someone making a comment on your YouTube channel. I just wanted to follow up with you on that and ask you a question with something thats come up, if you wouldnt mind giving me a ring.

But tha...

14:13

World Braces For Apocalyptic Weather As Polar Vortex Splits In Two Your News Wire

Scientists have warned that the polar vortex, the swirl of winds in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two which will bring us apocalyptic weather in the coming weeks. Since the [...]

14:12

Bird of the Day: Brown Pelican La Paz Group

Brown Pelican by Richard Kostecke - La Paz Group

Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Matagorda, TX

14:07

Scientists uncover more about the mystery of the origin of gold Signs of the Times

An international group of scientists, with the participation of the University of Granada (UGR), has shed new light on the origin of gold, one of the most intriguing mysteries for Mankind since ancient times and which even today doesn't have an answer that convinces the scientific community. Their work, which has been recently published in the renowned Nature Communications journal, has established that the gold came to the Earth's surface from the deepest regions of our planet. Thus, the Earth's set of internal movements would have favored the ascent and concentration of the precious metal. The researchers have found evidence of said process in the Argentinean Patagonia, which in addition represents the first register of gold found under the South American continent, specifically at a depth of 70 kilometers.

14:01

Florida Shooting Responders Throw Mysterious Body Bag in Back of Truck Operation Disclosure

STRANGE: RESPONDERS THROW BODY BAG IN BACK OF TRUCK AMID FLORIDA SHOOTING

Whats in the bag? Footage shows possible violation of protocol


FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Source: Info Wars | By Kit Daniels



First responders were filmed carrying a heavy body bag to the back of a pickup truck, which apparently occurred either during the shooting which is odd or right after the shooting when police should be securing the scene for an investigation:

But whats in the bag? Weapons? But how could one shooter (what the medias currently reporting) handle a weapons cache that takes two trained professionals to carry?

And they wouldnt take evidence AWAY from a crime scene before an investigation thats not protocol.

Is it SWAT gear? Dont they typically carry gear on their own instead of lugging it around in body bags? And why is the bag being escorted by four officers, one of which appears to be wearing medical gloves?

Its also unlikely the body bag is carrying a dead body because, frankly, cops dont just throw dead bodies in the back of a waiting pickup truck.

13:42

Ex-CIA chief John Brennan: Russiagate's mastermind? Signs of the Times

The report ("The Dossier") that claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia, was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. The company that claims that Russia hacked DNC computer servers, was paid by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. The FBI's counterintelligence probe into Trump's alleged connections to Russia was launched on the basis of information gathered from a report that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. The surveillance of a Trump campaign member (Carter Page) was approved by a FISA court on the basis of information from a report that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.

13:30

Here Is A List Of The Largest Monoliths Ever Created By Ancient Civilizations The Event Chronicle

By Ancient Code

Massive monoliths quarried by man can be found all over the planet.

The most straightforward definition of a monolith? A monolith can be a large piece of rock that is intended or was used to build a structure or a monument, alone or together with other stones.

Ancient mankind has had the ability to quarry transport and place into position massive blocks of stone (monoliths) that weigh more than 100 tons.

A monolith can be a monument in itself (statue, monolithic stone).

Monolithic sacred stones are found from prehistoric times (menhirs) and in many civilizations, such as the Mayan civilization (steles representing the sovereigns or even the original zoomorphs of Quirigu) and the Aztec civilization (the Coatlicue monolith, representing the goddess of death, or the decorated monolith of Tizoc that represents fifteen victories of this sovereign).

The stone spheres of Costa Rica are more than 500 monoliths that weight up to 16 tons. These spheres are associated with constellations and astronomical events. Researchers place them around 6,000 BC, and others say that they could date back as far as 12,000 BC.

The first buildings composed of monoliths are dolmens, which date back from the 5th millennium BC.

The largest anthropogenic monoliths

The Bronze Horseman ( ) statue of Peter the Great. Image Credit:...

13:29

Rising concern over refugee influx into Uganda RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The refugee influx into Uganda from D R Congo is increasingly worrying, warns an international NGO.

13:21

Alliance Insider: We're Going to see a New Gold-Backed Currency Operation Disclosure

ALLIANCE INSIDER: Were Going to See a New Gold-Backed Currency Worldwide

by Adam Riva
December 14, 2017



From this point forward, I will be referring to my anonymous source as Arthur. I have chosen this pseudonym from the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Ive done this because of my sources involvement in the Alliance. I feel that the Round Table, which has no specific leader, is a fitting metaphor for the Alliance because King Arthurs court was said to be comprised of many prominent warriors.

Read More:

http://dauntlessdialogue.com/alliance-insider-were-going-to-see-a-new-gold-backed-currency-worldwide/

13:17

Alliance Insider: There will be No Civilians Trials for the Illuminati Operation Disclosure

ALLIANCE INSIDER: There Will be No Civilian Trials for the Illuminati

by Adam Riva
February 14, 2018



Our source within the Alliance, who we have been calling Arthur, recently updated us on the proceedings of the mass arrests, the recent executive orders signed to pave the wave for military tribunals of the Illuminati, and the expansion of Guantanamo Bay prison to provide maximum security detention of Deep State criminals.

I have been using the pseudonym Arthur based on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Ive done this because of my sources involvement in the Alliance. I feel that the Round Table, which has no specific leader, is a fitting metaphor for the Alliance because King Arthurs court was said to be comprised of many prominent warriors.

If this is your first time visiting our site, we have previously shared two other briefings from this source which you can view at the following links:

Alliance Insider: Were Going to See a New Gold-Backed Currency Worldwide [12/4/2017]

Alliance Insider: Coup in Stage 4 of 5 [12/6/2017]

The following is a transcript of some of the more interesting intel that Arthur shared with us.

Read More:

http://dauntlessdialogue.com/alliance-insider-there-will-be-no-civilian-trials-for-the-illuminati/

13:15

Mining Facility Found On Asteroid 433 Eros? The Event Chronicle

Mining Facility Found On Asteroid 433 Eros

Is it really a rock or could it be some sort of old mining machine? Because the space vehicle data collected by Eros in December 1998 suggests that it could contain 20 billion kilograms of aluminum and similar amounts of rare metals on Earth, such as gold and platinum it is not unlikely that such an object could be a mining machine which was used by an advanced alien civilization to extract all these precious metals.

13:07

Left-leaning bar owner in Vienna won't admit asylum seekers because of crime explosion Signs of the Times

Bar owners in Vienna are losing customers due to a surge of migrant crime. Some of them no longer seem to accept asylum seekers. A "leftist" city magazine, called "Falter", did a test with a group of two Afghans and a Turkish man. The group of migrant men were not allowed to enter several Viennese bars. They were refused entrance because there were "too many people inside" or "there's a private party". Later a control group of Austrian men could enter the same bars without problems. The editors of the magazine contacted the owners of the bars and told them about their "racist admission policy".

13:01

Statement from President Trump on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Operation Disclosure

STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP


My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief. Yesterday, a school filled with innocent children and caring teachers became the scene of terrible violence, hatred, and evil.

Around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, police responded to reports of gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida -- a great and safe community. There, a shooter, who is now in custody, opened fire on defenseless students and teachers. He murdered 17 people and badly wounded at least 14 others.

Our entire nation, with one heavy heart, is praying for the victims and their families. To every parent, teacher, and child who is hurting so badly, we are here for you -- whatever you need, whatever we can do, to ease your pain. We are all joined together as one American family, and your suffering is our burden also.

No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school. No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.

Each person who was stolen from us yesterday had a full life ahead of them -- a life filled with wondrous beauty and unlimited potential and promise. Each one had dreams to pursue, love to give, and talents to share with the world. And each one had a family to whom they meant everything in the world.

Today, we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. We comfort the grieving and the wounded. And we hurt for the entire community of Parkland, Florida that is now in shock, in pain, and searching for answers.

To law enforcement, first responders, and teachers who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We thank you for your courage. Soon after the shooting, I spoke with Governor Scott to convey our deepest sympathies to the people of Florida and our determination to assist in any way that we can. I also spoke with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Broward...

13:00

Whopping Vaccine Injury Payouts for US Fiscal Year 2017 Released The Event Chronicle

By Brendan D. Murphy

Over $3.6 Billion Worth of Safe and Effective

Yet another shocking blow has been delivered to people who still ardently claim that vaccines are safe and effective, and that the only complications they can cause are mild. The US government department for Health Resources and Services Administration has recently released the running tally of the just-past-half-way-complete US Fiscal Year of 2017 for compensable vaccine injuries. Vaccine injury payouts currently stand at over $142 million dollars. You read that right. That covers the 377 cases that were thus far successful in obtaining compensation in FY 2017 through the heavily biased (to put it politely) system allegedly in place to redress damage done by vaccines in the USA.

At the rate things are going, we might expect the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to pay out around $220 million or more by the close of FY 2017. To clarify, US Fiscal Year 2017 runs from October 1st, 2016 to September 30th, 2017 theres still over four months remaining to rack up more carnage.

Whopping Vaccine Injury Payouts for US Fiscal Year 2017 Released | Global Freedom Movement

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 was created to reduce liability and respond to public health concerns. It granted immunity to pharmaceutical companies and prevented parents from suing vaccine makers for vaccine injuries or death. What other industry has such exceptional standards applied to it? Why the special privilege a.k.a. license to injure and kill with impunity?

According to the CDCs website, there are limitations in our know...

13:00

Trump Sends Powerful Message to Students Operation Disclosure

Trump sends POWERFUL message to students in America

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

President Donald Trump struck a solemn tone Thursday after the deadly school shooting in Florida, describing a scene of terrible violence, hatred and evil and promising to tackle the difficult issue of mental health.

Trump spoke from the White House Diplomatic Room in a slow, deliberate style, he sought to reassure a troubled nation as well as students families and shooting survivors in Florida.

We are all joined together as one American family, and your suffering is our burden also, Trump said. No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school.

Read More:

https://thehornnews.com/47396-2/

12:58

The Clinton Foundation is the Largest Charitable Fraud in American History Operation Disclosure

Wall Street Whistleblower: Clinton Foundation is the Largest Charitable Fraud in American History

JANUARY 24, 2018

Source: STARSHIP EARTH: THE BIG PICTURE


Americans, and most denizens of Earth will have to learn that what people do, and what they SAY they do are often two different things. America is now on a fast-feed drip of disclosure thats likely to wind up causing a pool of vomit, but once the purge is over, well all feel a lot better. ~ BP



Wall Street Whistleblower: Clinton Foundation is the Largest Charitable Fraud in American History

January 24, 2018

Former investment banker and self-styled Wall Street whistleblower Charles Ortel is one of the foremost experts on Clinton Foundation corruption. According to Ortel, examination of available facts demonstrates the Clinton Foundation and its network of false-front charity initiatives and affiliates remains the largest set of unprosecuted charitable frauds in American history.




Everything from the charitys structure to pay-to-play schemes in relation to the ill-fatted Russia reset, tell a tale of corruption and cronyism that would make Al Capone blush.

Charles Ortel writes in...

12:55

(Video) Valentine's FF Child Massacre in Pedo-Infested Broward County, FL Operation Disclosure



Published on Feb 15, 2018

2/15: Once again, Q predictions prove accurate, as we witness another false-flag organized deep state ritual sacrifice of American children in one of the most PEDO-infested corrupt counties in the country. For years, Timothy Holmseth has been researching the links between the FBI, CIA, CPS and baby-sales, child-porn, and child-trafficking linked to Broward County, FL. And now 17 people are slaughtered on Valentine's day 3 weeks after a SWAT Team active shooter drill that was initiated by the Secret Service!

12:53

(Video) Mike Pence, a Snitch for Mueller -- Treason? Operation Disclosure



Published on Jan 26, 2018

BREAKING: WATCH THE REPORT FIRST BEFORE COMMENTING! We have always been a fan of Mike & Karen Pence but over time, the words & actions of the Vice President have caused us to question his ultimate loyalty to our Commander in Chief. Become an InspoNews partner @ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/insponews SUPPORT InspoNews & DONATE - CLICK ON THIS LINK: https://goo.gl/Ap4j9s (Square) This Special, in depth report concerning Mike pence is not a dark News, tabloid fabrication. Some black list news channels up here have falsely slandered Mike Pence with unfair innuendo with zero empirical evidence to back their sensational & salacious claims. But there is in reality, enough evidence to show duplicity in the hearts of the Pence's toward this President. Frankly, Donald J.Trump is the greatest President since the founding of this Republic. Our loyalty is to the US Constitution & President Trump alone - NOT Mike Pence. We believe he has leaked to Bob Mueller as well as to members of his team of GOP RINOs & DNC globalist legal hacks. Being an Islamic sympathizer, he was instrumental in convincing Rex Tillerson at State and others to allow for more Muslims to enter the US than ever before - even higher numbers than under the George Soros "Open Society" mandates of the Obama administration.He called President's Islam migration policy "dumb" & worked to get the thousands of Middle Eastern, Syrian Muslim men & ISIS "refugees" that Australia did not want - brought to the USA - against the President's desires. A VERY BAD DEAL for the safety of the american people. He betrayed the closest ally of the President & intelligence expert General Mike Flynn and along with Susan Rice & Bob Mueller, entrapped the nationalist General on a technicality, opening the door for Mueller to be picked by Rod Rosenstein. Andy McCabe, Hillary and Comey whole impeach Trump strategy was alway the " F Flynn and F Trump." MO. General Flynn -would have totally protected the President from any fake Mueller probe. He is a MAGA nationalist & loyalist in the DOD for the president. He had to be removed - so Mike Pence fired him on a mere "process" violation- failing to answer 2 questions on a security clearance form - totally by omission and mistake. Yet it was Mike Pence who thrust the knife into Flynn and this opened the door for the entire Mueller Investigation. Horrendous. Add to this Karen Pence's holier than thou and condescending private despising of Donald & Melania Trump & there was already a natural propensity to work privately...

12:50

Nikolas Cruz Painstakingly Set up by the Government Operation Disclosure

Everything Point To Nikolas Cruz Being Painstakingly Set Up By The Government

Posted on February 15, 2018

Source: State of the Nation



SOTN Editors Note: The following article is just another example of how the Alt Mediais being set up to disseminate a false narrative fabricated by the FBI. Why is it always narrowed down to just one convenient patsy suspect in all of these mass shootings when multiple gunmen are obviously involved.

Answer: Because thats the easiest way to control the actual government conspiracy and its cover up.

Remember the cold-blooded murder of LaVoy Finicum.

Nikolas Cruz Was Reported to FBI As Potential School Shooter in September (Screenshot of Threat)

by Cassandra Fairbanks
The Gateway Pundit

Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in Wednesdays horrific massacre at a Florida high school, was allegedly reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsmans YouTube channel saying that he was going to be a professional school shooter.



The former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had previously been expelled for disciplinary problems prior to the mass shooting that left 17 people dead.

In a YouTube video published on the evening of the attack, Ben Bennight, a Mississippi bondsman, explained that he was contacted by the FBI at ap...

12:45

Cisco is Moving their $67 Billion Cash Pile to the U.S. Operation Disclosure

Cisco: We're moving our $67 billion cash pile to the U.S.

February 15, 2018: 12:09 AM ET

Source: CNN | By Daniel Shane

What Trump said on taxes during his SOTU speech

Another mountain of money is being brought home to American shores following the new tax law -- and much of it will end up in the pockets of investors.

Tech company Cisco (CSCO) said Wednesday it plans to repatriate $67 billion in foreign profits in the coming months.

The Silicon Valley firm, which makes gear for computer networks, said it will pass on a significant chunk of that cash to its shareholders over the next two years through share buybacks and increased dividends.

In total, Cisco investors are set for a windfall of about $44 billion.

It's the latest big U.S. company to map out its plans to bring home cash that has been stashed overseas for years.

Multinational corporations had previously been reluctant to move their piles of offshore money into the U.S. because of the heavy taxes they would have to pay on it. But the tax bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump in December offers firms a one-off lower tax rate on funds being repatriated to the U.S.

The new rules also mean companies can no longer avoid paying taxes on past international profits by holding the cash outside the U.S. They must pay tax on the money whether they bring it back to the country or not.

Moody's estimated in November that U.S. companies were holding about $1.4 trillion in cash offshore. Five large tech companies -- Microsoft (...

12:45

Unexplained Mystery Booms Continue Across America The Event Chronicle

Unexplained Mystery Booms Continue Across America

By Brett Tingley

Seriously though: what is causing all of these unexplained booms all across North America? From coast to coast, the sounds of thunderous explosions in the sky have rattled windows and shaken homes without any definitive official explanation. Is something strange going on overhead? Then again, when is something strange ever not going on overhead? 

Case in point.

The first of this weeks unexplained booms happened on February 6th in Midwest City just outside of Oklahoma City. Residents described what sounded like dynamite going off as their homes shook violently. One Midwest City woman, Donna Hood, described the ensuing vibration to local news as earthquake-like:

We thought wed had an earthquake and we waited and looked on the news and everywhere else and nobody posted anything. So, we had no idea what it was.

...

12:42

Jon Rappoport: Globalism, Technocracy, Socialism -- Three Names for the Same Thing Operation Disclosure

Globalism, Technocracy, Socialism: three names for the same thing

By Jon Rappoport

Every "universal" solution for humankind presupposes a gigantic flaw in the way things are.

That flaw must be corrected.

It must be corrected from above, by a better system, which locks the door against an escape back into the old way.

The first casualty in this utopian process is freedom.

In fact, freedom is viewed as THE flaw. It opens Pandora's Box, thus releasing all human ills, crimes, devastations, and inequities.

Globalism (elites ruling the planet as one nation); Socialism (international governments and mega-corporations owning the means of production and distribution); and Technocracy (engineering world society as if it were a machine); these are all names for the better system that replaces freedom with...what?

With control.

With control described as: fair and equitable benefits given to every human. "Guaranteed security." "Guaranteed survival."

And THAT is, of course, the con.

The con can be dressed up in all sorts of ways. "Public-private partnerships." "Distributing energy fairly in an energy-scarce world." "Saving the environment." "Reducing manmade warming." "No child left behind." "Open borders." "Tolerating and celebrating diversity." "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." "It takes a Village." "A kinder gentler government will take care of you."

The price of your ticket? Your freedom.

At the heart of the con is the effort to reprogram the "inherently flawed human biological machine." In other words, erase "the basic delusion that freedom exists."

Once that operation has been achieved, a better world will follow.
...

12:38

Challenges facing the women of India The Fifth Column

India has become a very special place to me and is very close to my heart. I traveled there this past December and think about it everyday. I learned a lot while there; things ranging from what it is like to be a girl in this country to what the Hindu gods stand for. The thing that had the largest impact on me was the girls I got to meet. While here, I got to learn more about the girls my age there and what their life is supposed to look like according to the Indian culture. Reading about crimes against women and hearing personal experiences first hand are both extremely devastating. But I believe this devastating and sad topic is one that needs to get more light shone on it because of the grand issue it is. I began reading all about challenges being faced by women in India and after meeting these beautiful women I have been interested in looking deeper into it. I have started to research about some of the major challenges that women do face and found articles with very interesting and alarming things.

Some challenges that women face in India range from high infant mortality rates, to extremely low literacy rates, to violent crimes against women including rape. A poll has rated India as the the worlds fourth most dangerous country for a woman, behind only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan. There are notable differences about how girls and boys are treated by their family members and their community.  This can include things from the food they are allowed to eat to their education. Most girls are just brought up to be a housewife to then get married by her teen years and leave home with their new husband and his family. They are born into a constant cycle of discrimination and being considered as a lesser individual. In fact, an article I found says, From the time they are born or not born and continuing till late in life when they become wives or mothers, its a vicious cycle . of discrimination, and violence keeps on continuing.

There have been several reports of rape and other violent crimes against women and there are more than likely thousands that go unreported or unnoticed. Some really alarming crimes against women include young girls being raped by groups of men and then left to deal with their injuries alone. In addition to these crimes, baby girls that do not initially get aborted are left in heaps of garbage because girls are viewed as a burden and can be costly when they must be married away. It is not a privilege to have a little girl here and reading about the amount of women deaths they experience really makes me feel.

Women have been battling against discrimination since the beginning of time. In history, women are viewed as lesser than men. To help combat this issue there have been organizations formed and people speaking out about the injustices and unfairness of the treatment of women, especially in countries l...

12:36

Understanding Why Heartbreak Hurts, And Figuring Out How to Pick Up the Pieces And Move On Awareness Act

He does something to me, that boy. Every time. Its his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Heartbreaks are extremely painful in a way that is almost indescribable. They are hard to face and much harder to get over than most people realize. We become far too attached to the people we let get close and when it all falls apart, we are left trying to pick ourselves back up to move on.

There is no painless way to get over a breakup, as all breakups hurt someone on some level. While you may not be hurting from a breakup your ex most likely is and vice versa. Just because you are fine and dandy doesnt mean their world didnt just completely fall apart. This goes both ways and can make things so much worse for the upset party.

The thing about getting over a breakup and mending a broken heart is that it cannot be done overnight. You are going to have to experience the emotions you are being brought to regardless. A heartbreak is basically overwhelming distress. It is a term for the intense emotional and in some cases, physical stress or pain one feels when experiencing great longing.

When we are in a relationship, we get very caught up in the person we are with. Who we are becomes different on some level and this person becomes a part of our very being whether we realize it or not. When we are in love with someone our brain activates a flood of dopamine and this flood of dopamine basically makes us addicted to this person. We want to be with them forever.

Well, when forever turns into I dont want to be with you anymore, that flood of dopamine is cut off and we become distraught. Our heart is shredded and our stomach drops down lower than we ever thought it could. We feel sick and some of us just cannot stop crying. We all face breakups in different ways and heartbreak is never something we want to go through. We remain addicted to these people even after they have broken our hearts, it is only when we have truly moved on that we are able to let them go.

For some, truly moving on only takes a few months and for others, it could take years. Once again, we all handle things differently. Heartbreak can cause physical pain as well. Chances are, if you are going through heartbreak you feel it in your chest or at least somewhere in your body. When it comes to getting over this and moving on with your life there is no easy answer.

You have to understand that this is something that will pass and you need to connect with people you trust. Let yourself cry and take things easy. D...

12:30

Tonight: Partial solar eclipse on February 15 The Event Chronicle

By Bruce McClure

The new moon will take a bite out of the solar disk to stage a partial eclipse of the sun on February 15, 2018. This eclipse is visible from southern South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, far-southern Brazil and far-southern Paraguay), Antarctica, and the far-southern extremities of the South Pacific and South Atlantic oceans. If youre in a position to watch this eclipse, remember to use proper eye protection.

On a worldwide scale, the partial eclipse of the sun starts at sunrise over the South Pacific Ocean, and then the moons penumbral shadow moves eastward across the globe, to finally end at sunset nearly four hours later over the South Atlantic Ocean.

The animation and map below help illustrate the February 15 eclipse path. In the animation, every place within the moving gray shadow can see varying degrees of a partial solar eclipse.

The animation helps illustrate this eclipse, whereby every place within the gray shadow can see varying degrees of a partial solar eclipse.

From South America, this partial solar eclipse happens in the late afternoon on February 15, placing the sun low in the west at eclipse time. The farther south you live in South America, the deeper the partial solar eclipse.

Map of February 15, 2018, partial solar eclipse vi...

12:30

Author: Global warming and environmentalism scare has roots in Nazi tactics Signs of the Times

Generally speaking, the first person in a debate who compares their opponent to Hitler or the Nazis at that moment loses the argument. When the Third Reich is invoked, it's usually clear evidence that that person's position is so weak that they have had to resort to a gross misrepresentation of the other's position. There are exceptions, of course, because sometimes the Nazi label fittingly applies. Sometimes the lineage of a movement, institution, or political figure can be traced right back to the German fascist regime. This is the case with today's environmentalism, according to a one-time British investment banker. "If you look at what the Nazis were doing in the 1930s, in their environmental policies, virtually every theme you see in the modern environmental movement, the Nazis were doing," said Rupert Darwall, author of "Green Tyranny," in a recent interview with Encounter Books.

12:30

Post #45,000: "A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

What's that inside the Heart Nebula? First, the large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a human heart. It's shape perhaps fitting of the Valentine's Day, this heart glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element: hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all created by a small group of stars near the nebula's center. 
In the heart of the Heart Nebula are young stars from the open star cluster Melotte 15 that are eroding away several picturesque dust pillars with their energetic light and winds. The open cluster of stars contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, many dim stars only a fraction of the mass of our Sun, and an absent microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. The Heart Nebula is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation of the mythological Queen of Aethiopia (Cassiopeia).

12:29

Judge Uses Trumps Twitter As Evidence In Order To Restore DACA Program The Mind Unleashed

This week, a federal judge in New York ruled that the government must temporarily restore the policy of amnesty that is extended towards immigrants under the DACA program.

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said that the Trump administration would only have the power to revoke DACA if they were able to prove that it was necessary for national security. The judge felt that the administrations rationale for wanting to the revoke the amnesty program was unfounded. Garaufis is now the second federal judge to come out in support of restoring the DACA program.

The question before the court is thus not whether defendants could end the DACA program, but whether they offered legally adequate reasons for doing so. Based on its review of the record before it, the court concludes that defendants have not done so, Judge Garaufis wrote in his statement.

Garaufis even documented Tweets from Trump to show that the president acted with authority that he did not rightfully have.

In a statement this week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that this was a victory for the people of his city.

Todays federal court ruling is a victory for the over 42,000 New York Dreamers and more than 700,000 Dreamers across the country. There is much more work ahead to permanently preserve DACA and protect the millions of American families, businesses, hospitals and universities that depend on Dreamers every day to succeed, but today is an important step forward in that fight, Schneiderman said.

We are pleased the court ordered the Department of Homeland Security to restore DACA under the same conditions set forth by a federal court in California. We are also pleased that the court made clear that United States Attorney General Sessions was wrong when he claimed DACA was illegal and that the DOJ was wrong to claim that any court has deemed DACA unconstitutional, he added.

DOJ spokesman Devin OMalley responded to the judges order, saying that it will have no effect on the agencys policy.

Todays order doesnt change the Department of Justices position on the facts: DACA was implemented unilaterally after Congress declined to extend these benefits to this same group of illegal aliens. As such, it was an unlawful circumvention of Congress and was susceptible to the same legal challenges that effectively ended DAPA. The Department of Homeland Security, therefore, acted within its lawful authority in deciding to wind down DACA in an orderly manner. Promoting and enforcing the rule of law is vital to protecting a nation, its borders and its citizens,...

12:28

Florida Shooting Event & The Decline of the West BOILER ROOM LIVE STREAM Jay's Analysis

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12:23

(Video) Jared Rand on Inter-Dimensional Travel, Anti-Gravitics, Free-Energy Cubes, Light Speed Light-Wave Communication, and More Operation Disclosure





Published on Feb 15, 2018

RealTruthUniverse.com

Jared Rand talks about Inter-Dimensional travel, Anti-Gravitics to replace current means of travel, Atmospheric Free-Energy Cubes to replace the current power grid, Light Speed Light-Wave communication to replace Wi-Fi, and much more.

12:22

"Does Anyone Know?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"All sins, of course, deserve to be treated with mercy: we all do what we can, and life is too hard and too cruel for us to condemn anyone for failing in this area. Does anyone know what he himself would do if faced with the worst and how much truth could he bear under such circumstances?"  
- Andre Comte-Sponville

"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"

12:21

Chet Raymo, To Love The Darkness Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

To Love The Darkness
by Chet Raymo

    "You darkness, that I come from,
    I love you more than all the fires
    that fence in the world,
    for the fire makes
    a circle of light for everyone,
    and then no one outside learns of you.
    But the darkness pulls in everything:
    shapes and fires, animals and myself,
    how easily it gathers them! -
    powers and people -
    and it is possible a great energy
    is moving near me.
    I have faith in nights."

"I have long pondered these verses by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke (here translated by Robert Bly). I think I first mentioned them in something I wrote 25 years ago. Perhaps I have quoted them previously on this blog. The words seem shocking, somehow. Human have a terrible need to know. We invent stories and myths to explain away our ignorance. And sometimes, because we are unwilling to say "I don't know," we turn our stories into Truths. Knowledge then becomes a fence that seals us off from most of what exists.

Consciousness has arisen out of the dark abyss of time. We see the flame that burns around us: birds, insects, grasses, and flowering plants - tens of millions of species of living things. We are in it up to our necks. A zillion bacteria inhabit our guts. Mites creep in the forests of our eyelids. Viruses swim in our blood. We depend utterly upon plants to capture the energy we get f...

12:16

The Opposite Of Loneliness" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 The Opposite Of Loneliness"
 by joyin

The opposite of loneliness, its not togetherness. It is intimacy.
- Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"

"When I read that line about intimacy in the book, it stood out for me. Ive seen many couples who, despite being together all their lives, lack intimacy. Ive heard about husbands and wives who barely speak to each other except to exchange tactical how-tos throughout the day. Loneliness prevails in many households, and its not for lack of physical proximity between bodies. Its for lack of intimate connections between hearts and minds. The dictionary offers the following definitions for the word: "a close, familiar, and usually affectionate or loving personal relationship with another person or group; a close association with or detailed knowledge or deep understanding of."

Intimacy- really knowing, understanding and honoring another person- is what dispels loneliness. That beautiful bond with another human being that allows you to be free and completely yourself, knowing that no matter what you say or share, the other person will love you. Ive learned in my short life that intimacy doesnt come from sharing the same physical space with...

12:15

Comeys Conspiracy to Overthrow the President of the United States The Event Chronicle

This long audio is not for AIM4Truth neophytes. If you have been waiting for the day that Thomas Paine of the American Intelligence Media puts it all together in one giant intelligence report on James Comey and his conspiracy to overthrow the U. S. government, hang on. The ride is intense.

Do you receive your free daily TRUTH NEWS HEADLINES? Then you are missing out big time. www.aim4truth.org

Here are the articles that Thomas references in his report:

https://aim4truth.org/2017/09/06/jame
Commission of Comey Crimes: https://aim4truth.org/2017/03/29/6438/
https://aim4truth.org/2017/12/09/muel
https://aim4truth.org/2017/11/24/abso
https://aim4truth.org/2018/01/03/deep

Notices: Unless marked otherwise, American Intelligence Media (AIM), Aim4Truth.org and Patriots4tr...

12:14

The Poet: David Whyte, "The Opening of Eyes" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Opening of Eyes"

"That day I saw beneath dark clouds
The passing light over the water,
And I heard the voice of the world speak out.
I knew then as I have before,
Life is no passing memory of what has been,
Nor the remaining pages of a great book
Waiting to be read.

It is the opening of eyes long closed.
It is the vision of far off things,
Seen for the silence they hold.
It is the heart after years of secret conversing
Speaking out loud in the clear air.

It is Moses in the desert fallen to his knees
Before the lit bush.
It is the man throwing away his shoes
As if to enter heaven and finding himself astonished,
Opened at last,
Fallen in love
With Solid Ground."

~  David Whyte, 
"Songs for Coming Home"

12:12

Economist: Fed triggered the big stock sell-off - and the almighty dollar's next, 'this kind of thing eventually gives you hyperinflation' Signs of the Times

In his latest report, economist John Williams asks the question, "Did the Fed trigger the stock sell-off?" Williams answer, "It sure looks that way. With all the heave selling, the bond yields were rising and investors didn't like that. Risings bond yields means someone is selling bonds. The Fed was not selling bonds, they were not rolling over the bonds they normally wood. . . . There was a big drop in the amount of bonds the Fed was holding in the last week by about $10 billion. That was the biggest weekly decline since August of 2012. . . It was enough to put some upside pressure on the interest rates . . . and that was a trigger (for the stock market sell-off). Normally, you don't crash from an all-time high, not that it crashed, but you did have pretty heavy selling. You didn't see much movement in the dollar. You didn't see much movement in gold, and when this market really goes, I think you are going to see the dollar selling off very rapidly and gold being a flight to safe haven."

12:11

The Daily "Near You?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Camden, New Jersey, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

12:08

(Video) Treason: Obama, Rice Asked Brits to Spy on Trump Operation Disclosure



Published on Feb 14, 2018

Good evening, Im still reporting on: Obama & Rice Asked Brits to Spy on Trump, 2055

Synopsis: This is certainly one of THE most important stories I've ever done.

Within the last hour we received what appears to be an official British TOP SECRET signals intelligence document dated Nov. 17, 2016, showing that President Obama and his National Security Advisor, Susan Rice were the ones who first requested electronic spying on the candidate Donald Trump, just 7 days after Trump won the Republican nomination in late August, 2016.

The secret document, which has no redactions, was sent by Robert Hannigan, the Director of GCHQ, to Boris Johnson, the British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs. It is a request for a 90-day renewal of an electronic spying program which had been running since Sept. 15, 2016.

Even the exact location of the Trump Transition team was spelled out - Trump Tower, 725 5th Ave., New York, NY, the 5th and the 26th floors.

The spying project was called FULSOME. It was originally requested by Obama and Rice on Aug. 28, 2016:

"On 28 August 2016, GCHQ/CSO filed for permission to execute Project FULSOME at the request of the US President, seeking intelligence gathering into the Trump Organization and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc."

It was designed to run for 90 days, however surprise - despite bugging two floors of Trump Tower for the last 55 days of the Presidential campaign, and delivering all that intelligence up to Obama and Rice - and you can bet it went straight to the Clinton campaign as well, Trump won by a direct miracle of God.

12:00

Warehouses With Israeli-Produced Weapons Discovered in Deir ez-Zor The Event Chronicle

By Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) Syrian government army units have discovered warehouses with weapons and ammunition, including those produced in Israel while patrolling areas in Deir Ez-Zor liberated from Daesh terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), the SANA news agency reported.

The warehouses with a huge amount of rockets, mortars, tank shells and other ammunition were discovered in Al Boukamal and Al Mayadin areas, according to the Syrian state-run news agency. The weapons reportedly were produced in Israel.

A source told the media outlet that in one of the tunnels in the al-Sbikhan village to the east of al-Mayadin, the army units found a factory for manufacturing shells and explosives as well as barrels with a strange essence that could be used for manufacturing toxic substances.

Israel and Syria, which have a very embittered relations recently, and have a long history of troublesome controversies over the Golan Heights, have repeatedly exchanged fire, with the latest incident taking place in February.

In December 2017, Syrian Army units discovered a huge pile of the US and European-made weapons inside Daesh dens in Deir ez-Zors countryside.

In October, local media reported that Syrian troops had found weapons in the city of Mayadin, which had been the largest Daesh stronghold in the region, with weapons from Belgium, Great Britain, and Israel. As the Syrian military noted, the jihadists supposedly received these weapons, which were allegedly bought under Pentagon programs, in order to help the allies.

This article (Warehouses With Israeli-Produced Weapons Discovered in Deir ez-Zor) was originally published on Sputnik International and syndicated by The Event Chronicle.

11:45

The pharma billionaires whose family company created the opioid epidemic are disintegrating into a bickering mess The Event Chronicle

The pharma billionaires whose family company created the opioid epidemic are disintegrating into a bickering mess

By Naked Capitalism

The Sackler family is best known for the buildings adorned with their names thanks to their acts of philanthropy, which is either motivated by a public spirit, or by the desperate need for some reputation washing as the public becomes increasingly aware that the family fortune was built on the perfection of shady techniques for marketing addictive drugs, which reached its zenith when Perdue, the family pharma business, created the Oxy epidemic, by falsifying addictiveness research and aggressively recruiting doctors to hook their patients on their lethal products.

The Sacklers are your basic Koch-style family of evil billionaires, handing out charitable grants with one hand, and using the other hand to secretly fund initiatives to kill public education.

But they want to be known as pillars of the community the UK wing of the family have been given knighthoods and other honors for their charitable work and this has created defectors out of various bickering branches of the family as they seek to blame one another for deliberately hooking the world on their opioids.

Meanwhile, class action lawyers are working overtime to pierce the corporate veil and make the Sacklers personally responsible for the death and devastation that created and fattened their fortunes. Among the lawyers is Mike Moore, who made his name by successfully suing tobacco companies on behalf of lung cancer sufferers and their families, and BP on behalf of people affected by the Deepwater Horizon spill.

 Arthurs third wife, British-born, New York-based Jillian Sackler, who was made a Dame by the Queen for philanthropy, said she and his descendants havent benefited from OxyContin, which was invented years after Arthurs 1987 death in New York.

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11:44

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11:37

James Risen on his life as a NY Times reporter and getting leaked insider info by CIA veterans Signs of the Times

I was sitting in the nearly empty restaurant of the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, getting ready for a showdown with the federal government that I had been trying to avoid for more than seven years. The Obama administration was demanding that I reveal the confidential sources I had relied on for a chapter about a botched CIA operation in my 2006 book, "State of War." I had also written about the CIA operation for the New York Times, but the paper's editors had suppressed the story at the government's request. It wasn't the only time they had done so. A MARKETPLACE OF SECRETS Bundled against the freezing wind, my lawyers and I were about to reach the courthouse door when two news photographers launched into a perp-walk shoot. As a reporter, I had witnessed this classic scene dozens of times, watching in bemusement from the sidelines while frenetic photographers and TV crews did their business. I never thought I would be the perp, facing those whirring cameras. As I walked past the photographers into the courthouse that morning in January 2015, I saw a group of reporters, some of whom I knew personally. They were here to cover my case, and now they were waiting and watching me. I felt isolated and alone.

11:35

Storm on Neptune is mysteriously fading away Signs of the Times

Far away on the distant planet of Neptune, an enormous storm is fading away into nothingness. When the storm was first discovered in 2015, it stretched over 3,100 miles in length, but now, it's shrunk significantly, measuring a mere 2,300 miles long. This goes against computer models of its development, meaning that our current understanding of how storms move on Neptune is woefully flawed. Storms of this nature have been observed on Neptune regularly since the 1980s, when the Voyager 2 probe gave us a close look at the planet for the first time. Back then, a large storm on Neptune's surface was spotted, and scientists drew similarities to the large circular storm that rages on the much larger planet Jupiter. Over time, as further photographs of Neptune were taken, it was proven that the planet's storms hardly last as long as those on Jupiter - while the so-called Giant Red Spot has been swirling on the gas giant for two centuries, it seems that only a few years are necessary for storms on Neptune to dissipate.

11:34

An Armed Cop Was on Campus When The Florida Shooting BeganNever Encountered Suspect Activist Post

By Matt Agorist Parkland, FL Another tragic mass shooting has taken place on American soil in which a deranged coward opened fire on innocent...

11:30

IRS, DOJ Subpoena Investors In Kushner Companies The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

The financial noose around Jared Kushner is once again tightening.

One month after the NYT reported that the records of Trumps son-in-law at Deutsche Bank were subpoenaed, today Bloomberg reports that now the IRS is getting involved, and now US tax authorities have requested documents from lenders and investors in real estate projects managed by Kushners family.

The latest instance of following Kushners money involves gathering information from people who lent money and assembled investors for some Kushner Cos. real estate projects in New York and New Jersey, Bloombergs source said, with some deals dating as far back as 2010.

The Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department issued the subpoenas within the past year, according to the person.

This particular tax inquiry appears unrelated to other investigations that have since burst into public view, and reportedly began before Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in May to investigate Russian election meddling. In a separate action around that time, U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn sought information from Kushner Cos. about its use of a foreign visa program.

 In the tax investigation, its unclear whether authorities are looking at Kushner business associates or the company itself.

A lawyer for Kushners company, Charles J. Harder, said that Kushner Cos. is not under investigation for any tax issues. It has had no contact with anyone at the IRS or Justice Department Tax Division. It has received no subpoenas or audit requests about its taxes. It is not in tax court on any audits. If there is an investigation about others taxes, it has nothing to do with Kushner Cos. or its businesses.

Well, it has not received them yet: once the DOJ finds malfeasance on the lender side, the borrowers details will be promptly requested too.

To be sure, if the IRS really wants dirt, it wont be difficult to find: the Kushner Cos. was embroiled in a criminal tax case more than a decade ago. Jared Kushners father, Charles, pleaded guilty in 2004 to lying about political donations, cheating on his taxes and witness intimidation after arranging a videotape of a brother-in-law...

11:27

Schumer-Rounds-Collins destroys the ability of @DHSgov to enforce immigration laws, creating a mass amnesty for over 10 million illegal aliens, including criminals. After the Shift

11:22

Le groupe franais Somdiaa se lance dans la filire mas, au Cameroun et au Congo RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

14 Feb 2018 | Agence EcofinMais le groupe reste peu disert sur le sujet

11:22

A quelques jours du salon de l'agriculture, les paysans mobiliss dans la Loire RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

14 Feb 2018 | France 3Les sources d'inquitude sont nombreuses et parmi elles, l'accaparement des terres agricoles.

11:22

Afrique : la France quitte la Nouvelle Alliance pour la scurit alimentaire RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

15 Feb 2018 | La DiplomatieL'Allemagne et le Royaume-Uni achvent leurs valuations pour dterminer leurs positions sur le sujet.

11:22

Sngal : les terres de Dodel en sursis RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

15 Feb 2018 | SOS FaimSelon SOS Faim, l' absence de dclaration directe du chef de l'Etat pourrait signifier que, comme pour Fanaye, le gouvernement soit en train de rechercher des solutions alternatives pour ces 10 000 hectares.

11:15

Here are the 200,000 Russian troll tweets deleted by Twitter The Event Chronicle

Here are the 200,000 Russian troll tweets deleted by Twitter

By Ben Popken

NBC news has compiled a database of 200,000 tweets that Twitter identified as malicious activity from Russian trolls in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

These accounts, working in concert as part of large networks, pushed hundreds of thousands of inflammatory tweets, from fictitious tales of Democrats practicing witchcraft to hardline posts from users masquerading as Black Lives Matter activists. Investigators have traced the accounts to a Kremlin-linked propaganda outfit founded in 2013 known as the Internet Research Association (IRA). The organization has been assessed by the U.S. Intelligence Community to be part of a Russian state-run effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential race. And theyre not done.

There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday.

GET THE DATA:

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11:01

FBI Was Warned Of A Nikolas Cruz Who Posted Im Going To Be A Professional School Shooter Online The Daily Sheeple

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We have the most Orwellian domestic spy network in the history of the world, yet our intelligence agencies cant prevent mass shootings like this despite tons of warning signs.

From Buzzfeed:

Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and frequent YouTube vlogger noticed an alarming comment left on one of his videos. Im going to be a professional school shooter, said a user named Nikolas Cruz.

The YouTuber, 36-year-old Ben Bennight, alerted the FBI, emailing a screenshot of the comment and calling the bureaus Mississippi field office. He also flagged the comment to YouTube, which removed it from the video.

Agents with the bureaus Mississippi field office got back to him immediately, Bennight said, and conducted an in-person interview the following day, on Sept. 25.

They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person, Bennight told BuzzFeed News. I didnt. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.

FBI agents contacted Bennight again Wednesday, after a 19-year-old named Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, killing at least 17 people.

At a press conference Thursday morning, the FBI confirmed that it had received and looked into a tip about the professional school shooter comment on Bennights YouTube channel, but could not uncover any details from the account.

No other information was included in the comment, which would indicate a time, location, or true identity of the person who made the comment, special agent Robert Lasky told reporters. The FBI conducted database reviews, checks, but was unable to further identify the person who made the comment.

Did they subpoena his IP address? His ISP could likely pinpoint that down to the exact home he was in. It seems hard to believe they would have found nothing had they actually subpoenaed his IP.

11:00

Smart Meter Company Landis+Gyr Now Using Copyright To Try To Hide Public Records The Event Chronicle

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By Tech Dirt

Back in 2016 we wrote about how Landis+Gyr, a large multinational company owned by Toshiba, completely freaked out when it discovered that documents about its smart energy meters, which the city of Seattle had contracted to use, were subject to a FOIA request. As we noted, Landis+Gyr went legal and did so in perhaps the nuttiest way possible. First it demanded the documents be taken down from Muckrock the platform that makes it easy for journalists and others to file FOIA requests. Then it demanded that Muckrock reveal the details of anyone who might have seen the documents in question. It then sued Muckrock and somehow got a court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Muckrock for posting these public records.

Eventually, with help from EFF, Landis+Gyr agreed to a settlement that stated that these documents were (a) public records and (b) the company would no longer attempt to take down the copies that Muckrock had obtained. From the settlement agreement posted on the public docket in the case:

Plaintiffs agree that they will take no further action against Defendants Mocek, Muckrock.com, and Morisy with respect to two public records previously released by the City to Muckrock.com on behalf of Mocek and automatically published on MuckRock.com.

This all ended in the summer of 2016. And, indeed, you can still find...

10:51

Salon Brazenly Lies About Trump Blaming Florida Victims For School Shooting The Daily Sheeple

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In a brazen example of media bias, Salon.com claimed that President Trumps first response to the horrific school shooting in Florida was to blame the victims.

In an article entitled Trump finally acknowledges Florida school shooting only to suggest victims at fault, Salons Sophia Tesfaye asserts, Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to break his silence about the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

This is a demonstrably provable lie.

Trump broke his silence on the Florida shooting the day before, when he tweeted, My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

He then followed up with a second tweet offering help to Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Salons claim that Trumps first response to the shooting didnt take place until Thursday morning was an outright lie, and Salon had to change the article after it was published to reflect that (without issuing any retraction).

The article also directly accuses Trump of blaming the victims.

Trump suggested that people around the shooter who did not sufficiently inform authorities were partially at fault, wrote Tesfaye.

This again is completely false.

Trump tweeted, So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!

...

10:49

Old Movies and Patriarchy from the Days of HUAC and the Blacklist Dissident Voice

Watching old movies is a journey back through time, revisiting the social attitudes of our past.  A lot has changed during the last six or seven decades, much of it for the better. Thank goodness I dont have to wear a white shirt and necktie just to go downtown nowadays, but back in the 1950s that was the norm, the required male attire. I remember my father somewhat awkwardly putting on his dress-up clothes, struggling with his necktie. Being a former fisherman, Dad was skilled at tying all sorts of complicated knots, but that necktie was one he never quite mastered.

The differences between then and now are many, among the most significant being the gender roles.  Male dominance was the accepted norm; this comes out in most movies of the era, in some more intensely than others.  One that really lays it out thick and heavy is Fritz Langs 1952 film Clash by Night, produced nearly two decades before the feminist revolution of the late 1960s.

Clash by Night was filmed on location in Monterey and opens with picturesque shots of the seacoast, the fishing fleet, and Cannery Row, back then the center of a thriving fishing industry. The characters in this movie are fishing folk, the story centering on a love triangle in which Barbara Stanwyck plays a woman having an affair with her husbands best friend. The lover, played by Robert Ryan, is an angry, cynical fellow, the kind of guy whod seduce his best friends wife. The husband, Paul Douglas, is just the opposite; hes a trustworthy, amiable guy, good-hearted but rather childlike and simple-minded. Ryan says to Stanwyck, Your man is the salt of the earth, but hes not the right seasoning for you.

While Stanwyck, Douglas and Ryan are an ill-starred threesome who get things wrong, the movie also presents us with a counter-example of a couple who get things right, at least according to the ethos of the time. This couple, played by Marilyn Monroe and Keith Andes, have their conflicts, but they work things out: she accepts him as the boss, the dominant partner. Andes portrays the proper masculine ideal of that era a guy who knows how to handle his woman and keep her in line.

Andes is Stanwycks younger brother; together they own a house, presumably inherited from their parents. Hes a crewman on a fishing vessel a purse seiner. Douglas is the owner and skipper. We see the two men (Douglas and Andes) on deck, repairing nets, using the traditional wooden net-needles.

Monroe, Andes girlfriend, works in one of the sardine cannerie...

10:49

Videos of government officials exposing high-level pedophiles Signs of the Times

This is a list of current and former government officials exposing the pedophiles who run our world. The only way this will ever change is when a critical mass of people becomes aware to it. List of videos from link:

10:45

Why Another False Flag Attack is Due The Event Chronicle

Why Another False Flag Attack is Due

By Covert Geopolitics

Another school has been attacked with a single shooter, supposedly killing at least 17 civilians. If this is not a false flag, then no civilians would have been killed. Terror attacks against civilian targets are mostly induced by an entity intending to divert publics attention away from it.

Considering that this latest single shooter attack was perpetrated a civilian target again, then this is a false flag attack, and here are the possible motivations.

First, we have posted a while ago that China will make it official by March 26 to dump the dollar in its oil purchases around the world. Its own citizens must never know what is coming. The ongoing market crash must be sold as another regular correction of the market.

However, they cannot escape from this one

Approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (the CSRC), the Shanghai International Energy Exchange Co., Ltd., or INE, is an international exchange that is jointly initiated and established by relevant entities including the Shanghai Futures Exchange, and open to global futures participants. As a self-regulated entity, INE discharges its duties pursuant to the Company Law, the Regulations on the Administration of Futures Trading and relevant rules and regulations prescribed by the CSRC.

Registered in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone on November 6th, 2013, INE operates the listing, clearing and delivery of energy derivatives including crude oil, natural gas, petrochemicals, etc., formulates business rules, implements self-regulation, publishes market information, and provides technology, venue and facility services.

Based on the principles of openness, fairness and impartiality, INE is devoted to establishing a global trading platform for energy derivatives that is internationalized, market-oriented, rules by law and professionalized to objectively reflect the energy supply-demand conditions, provide a tool in price discovery, risk management and asset management for energy producers, distributors, consumers and investors, so as to facilitate the optimal allocation of energy resources and promote the economic development.

Related:...

10:45

Confirmation of Google Blacklisting Independent Media Websites The Event Chronicle

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Critical Mass Has Been Reached: Confirmation Of Google Blacklisting Independent Media Websites New Network Geared For Alt Media Bravely Goes Toe-To-Toe With Google

By Susan Duclos

By the middle of 2017 we at All News PipeLine knew that the attacks against Independent Media had a good chance to destroy and bankrupt many Independent Media websites, as we have consistently documented how social media platforms were shadow-banning and censoring conservatives, specifically those that supported Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general presidential election cycle.

Googles video platform YouTube was and still is demonetizing conservative political content, and putting entire channels on restricted mode, meaning anyone that had their settings set to restricted could not even see or search video from those content creators. Our video channel was one of those that saw all our videos disappeared in restricted mode, despite no cursing, nudity, or any other action that violates YouTubes terms of service.

Google also manipulated their search engine algorithms, making it harder to find Independent Media sites on the first pages of their search engine results.

ANP knew it was going to hit critical mass simply by watching ad revenue dwindle away from the Google Adsense program, which many use to be able to afford to run maintain their websites, including paying the bills so website owners can afford the time and research needed to produce original material. Google allows three ads per page, and as traffic in a non-presidential election year normally drops between 10 and 20 percent, yet the revenue dropped by over 60 percent, plus all video revenue disappeared, paid by Google as well, it became clear it wasnt just traffic Google was attempting to limit, but they were somehow paying less for the ads that were being served.

CONFIRMATION GOOGLE SECRETLY BLACKLISTING IM SITES

Breitbart News has been given physical proof that Google employees are targeting th...

10:37

"Carpe, Carpe Diem..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? Carpe... Hear it? "Carpe, carpe diem," seize the day, make your lives extraordinary. 
- Robin Williams as John Keating, Dead Poets Society 

10:36

WATCH: Students Report Multiple Shooters & Mass Shooting Drill at Florida High School The Daily Sheeple

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Multiple students have come forward detailing rumors of an active shooter drill at the same time the real shooting occurred as well as reporting multiple shooters.

Parkland, FL Multiple students have since come forward after the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday with details that raise some serious questions. These students have reported that a mass casualty drill was scheduled that day as well as at least one other student reporting multiple shooters.

It is important to point out that we are not claiming what these students are saying is true, however, we feel that their points of view are certainly newsworthy.

In one chilling account, a high school student not only told reporters that she witnessed multiple shooters, but she also explained how she was talking to the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, as she heard rounds being fired down the hall.

Alexa Miednik told KHOU-TV journalist Matt Musil:The fire alarm went off and the principal came on the speaker saying everybody needs to evacuate right now, so thats what I did.

As I was going down the stairs I heard a couple of shots fired, everybody was freaking out saying that it was a gun, explained Miednik.

As we were walking, the whole class together, I actually was speaking to the suspect Nikolas Cruz, said Miednik, as she made quotes with her fingers when saying suspect.

And as I was speaking to him he seemed very I dont know what the word is he was trouble in high school. So I actually joked to him about and said, Im surprised you werent the one who did it. And he just gave me a huh?, Miednik said.

After this incredible account, Miednik went on to explain that she was absolutely sure there were multiple shooters.

So, you were walking down the hall with him? asks the reporter. Werent you scared?

In the moment I wasnt, replied Miednik. because there was obviouslydefinitely another shooter involved.

Oh, you think he was not the only one? asks the surprised reporter.

No, definitely not, replied Miednik.

Why do you say that? the reporter asked.

Because when shots were fired, I saw him after the fact. The shots were coming from the other part of the building. So, there definitely had to be two shooters involved, she explained.

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10:30

Is John Brennan The Mastermind Behind Russiagate? The Event Chronicle

By Mike Whitney

The report (The Dossier) that claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia, was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.

The company that claims that Russia hacked DNC computer servers, was paid by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.

The FBIs counterintelligence probe into Trumps alleged connections to Russia was launched on the basis of information gathered from a report that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.

The surveillance of a Trump campaign member (Carter Page) was approved by a FISA court on the basis of information from a report that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.

The Intelligence Community Analysis or ICA was (largely or partially) based on information from a report that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign. (more on this below)

The information that was leaked to the media alleging Russia hacking or collusion can be traced back to claims that were made in a report that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.

The entire Russia-gate investigation rests on the unverified and salacious information from a dossier that was paid for by the DNC and Hillary Clinton Campaign. Heres how Stephen Cohen sums it up in a recent article at The Nation:

Steeles dossier was the foundational document of the Russiagate narrativefrom the time its installments began to be leaked to the American media in the summer of 2016, to the US Intelligence Community Assessment of January 2017.the dossier and subsequent ICA report remain the underlying sources for proponents of the Russiagate narrative of Trump-Putin collision. (Russia gate or Intel-gate?, The Nation)

Theres just one problem with Cohens statement, we dont really know the extent to which the dossier was used in the creation of the Intelligence Community Assessment. (The ICA was the ICs flagship analysis that was supposed to provide ironclad proof of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.) According to some reports, the contribution was significant. Check out this excerpt from an article at Business Insider:

Intelligence officials purposefully omitted the dossier from the public intelligence report they released in January about Russias election interference because they didnt want to reveal which details they had corroborated,...

10:15

Orban Fights Back: Hungary Pushes Anti-Immigration Stop Soros Bill The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

Last month, members of the global financial and political elite listened with rapt attention as George Soros, the famed money manager and purported champion of open societies, blasted mafia states like Russia and his native Hungary, while also criticizing US President Donald Trump, with Soros admitting that his goal in the United States for this years midterm election was to reestablish a functioning two-party system

Indeed, octogenarian Soros is showing no signs of dialing back his meddling in the affairs of European nations, and the US as well. And nowhere has his interference been more visible than in Hungary, where his former protege Viktor Orban has sought to close the countrys borders to intruding refugees a decision that has enraged Soros, who recently dedicated most of his eleven-figure fortune to erasing all national boundaries via his Open Society foundations.

After declaring Hungary a mafia state last summer and suggesting that he will do everything in his power to remove Orban from power, the countrys ruling party has engaged in a heated propaganda battle against Soros and his agents that has included erecting anti-Soros billboard messages around the country.

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Now, that battle is escalating as Orban and his party are gearing up for national elections in April. As Reuters reported Wednesday, the countrys nationalist government introduced legislation to empower the countrys interi...

10:01

Studies Show The Male Ego is Threatened By Intelligent Women Awareness Act

There have been several studies that show how men are most likely lying when they claim to want a strong, intelligent woman.  The number of men who actually want to date a smart lady is far fewer than it should be.

One of these studies comes from researchers at the University of Buffalo, the University of Texas and California Lutheran University. They asked men if they would be comfortable dating someone who was smarter than they are and while almost 90 percent said that they would be fine with it, when their scores were brought into the picture the men were no longer attracted to the women. They seemed to prefer women who were not as smart as them when things came down to intelligence scores. I guess you could say they were able to conclude that while men claim to want to date smart ladies they are liars.

Psychology Today even went over this and made some great points in regards to men and why they are not fans of female intelligence:

According to these studies, men seem to be attracted by women who they think are smarter or more competent at intellectual tasks than they are, but only if the women are at a psychological and physical distance from them. Up close and personal, it appears that men prefer women who are not so smart.

A third set of experiments revealed much the same data, with some possible explanation of why this happens. In those tests, male participants were asked to evaluate their sense of masculinity in the situations in which they had been outsmarted or outperformed in front of a woman who might have been a potential romantic interest. Park and her colleagues concluded that there may be something about being in physical proximity to someone who is outperforming oneself that decreases a mans sense of his masculinity. Thus, they suggest, when a woman is nearby, some men may actually feel her competence as a threat to their masculinity, whereas this is not the case when a woman is distant.

Basically what they are saying is that according to research, men let their ego get the best of them when it comes to smart women. They feel threatened and do their best to preserve their ego by distancing themselves from smart women. Female intelligence seems to as noted above threaten their egos, literally.

Dont get me wrong, not all men find intelligent women as a threat but it does seem a lot of them do. There is nothing wrong with being a smart woman, just because some guys find you to be intimidating doesnt mean you should dumb yourself down. There will be men in your life that are happy to have you, so dont settle.

...

10:01

10 Ways to Support a Friend Or Family Member Suffering With Crippling Depression Awareness Act

Approximately 3.1% of the American population has been affected with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), an incredibly difficult, toxic and challenging illness that has the ability to impact our entire lives. This includes impacting our ability to concentrate, creating rifts in our relationships, attacking our self-esteem and confidence, and a loss of interest in things that we once enjoyed. More than just a feeling of sadness, those who are suffering face overwhelming emotions of guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness, and emptiness.

If a friend or a loved one is suffering, you are likely eager to find ways to free them from these chains, bringing joy and happiness back into their lives. While there are definitely ways that you can make a significant difference, encouraging them and assisting them in working through the darkest time of their lives, it is important to know that there are also efforts that may hinder their progress.

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Here are 10 ways to help those who are plagued with depression to feel happy again:

#1 Validate Our Feelings

We spend a lot of our time questioning everything we think, say and do. We may try to explain what we are feeling only to find ourselves lost for words or struggling to make sense of it. Please dont dismiss us just because you dont understand it. Everyone, regardless of who we are and what we are experiencing in life, longs for acknowledgement and validation to some degree, and your validation of what we are feeling will help us to accept it ourselves.

#2 Try Not to Be Too Positive

The first response to many, when faced with negative thinking, is to counter it with positivity, however, too much positivity may actually do more harm than good. Try to keep in mind that depression actually impairs ones a...

10:00

New Data Shows Yellowstone Supervolcano Strained Magma Chamber Under Immense Pressure The Event Chronicle

By Mac Slavo

According to a group of seismologists who are monitoring the potentially catastrophic supervolcano, Yellowstone is under strain. This new report has reignited fears that the caldera could erupt at any moment.

Experts were alerted to the volcanos strain after noticing deformation. This process, where subsurface rocks subtly change shapes, is occurring beneath the surface of Yellowstone right now. Researchers state deformation occurs when there is a change in the amount of pressure in the magma chamber and experts are keeping an eye on the development.

Seismologists from UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, are using Global Positioning System (GPS), borehole tiltmeters, and borehole strainmeters to measure minute changes in deformation at Yellowstone. In an article for the Billings Gazette, David Mencin and Glen Mattioli, geodesists with UNAVCO, say the strain signal is larger than would be expected if the crust under Yellowstone were completely solid.

What that means, at least in their eyes, is that theres lava flowing thats allowing pressure to build in the chamber, says Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple.  I dont know if this is good or bad!

These independent observations agree with other instruments at Yellowstone, like seismometers, that indicate a zone of semi-molten rock starting about 3 miles beneath the surface. The term semi-molten is used because the entire zone contains only between 5 and 15 percent liquid rock...

09:52

China Denies Plans to Build Military Base on Afghan-Tajik Border The Fifth Column

(EAN) A Chinese truck stop in Murghab, near Tajikistans border with Afghanistan and China. China is reportedly building a new military base in Afghanistan, in which case this road could see more Chinese military traffic.

China has formally denied reports that it is building a military base on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border for the Afghan armed forces. But Afghan security officials have confirmed the original report, and offered additional details of the secretive Chinese presence in the region.

In January, reports emerged that Beijing and Kabul had come to an agreement for China to build and supply a military base in Badakhshan, the remote panhandle of Afghanistan that borders China and Tajikistan.

But at a January 25 press briefing, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian denied those claims. The so-called issue that China is building a military base in Afghanistan is groundless, he said.

Then, several Afghan officials denied those denials. The Central Asia news site Fergana News, which broke the original story, went back and found a number of Afghan officials who gave more detailed information about the base plans.

As a representative of the Afghanistan Defense Ministry I again say: we and the Chinese Defense Ministry are conducting negotiations and an agreement has been reached about the construction of a military base of the Afghanistan Defence Ministry for mountain infantry in the northern province of Badakhshan, General Davlat Waziri told Fergana. However, I cant say when the construction of the base will begin.

Another Afghan MoD official, Muhammad Radmanish, reiterated: China itself proposed construction of a mountain infantry base in this region and to take on all the expenses.

The growing Chinese military presence in Badakhshan will necessarily draw in Tajikistan, which China has to use as a transit route.

Fergana also talked to a local government official in Bazai Gonbad, near the eastern tip of Badakhshan, populated mostly by ethnic Kyrgyz, who said that Chinese soldiers visit the village two or three times a month. They stay in the school building and sometimes give children candy and bread, but never engage in conversation, the unnamed official said. The Chinese soldiers enter Afghanistan territory through neighboring Tajikistan because theres no direct road from China.

That account was confirmed by reporters from AFP, who visited the region in October (but only published their rep...

09:48

The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America The Sleuth Journal

The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America | military-spending | Economy & Business Military Special Interests US News

By John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute

Why throw money at defense when everything is falling down around us? Do we need to spend more money on our military (about $600 billion this year) than the next seven countries combined? Do we need 1.4 million active military personnel and 850,000 reserves when the enemy at the moment ISIS numbers in the low tens of thousands? If so, it seems theres something radically wrong with our strategy. Should 55% of the federal governments discretionary spending go to the military and only 3% to transportation when the toll in American lives is far greater from failing infrastructure than from terrorism? Does California need nearly as many active military bases (31, according to militarybases.com) as it has UC and state university campuses (33)? And does the state need more active duty military personnel (168,000, according to Governing magazine) than public elementary school teachers (139,000)? Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times

Mark my words, Americas war spending will bankrupt the nation.

For that matter, Americas war spending has already bankrupted the nation to the tune of more than $20 trillion dollars.

Now the Trump Administration is pushing for a $4.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2019 that would add $7 trillion to the already unsustainable federal deficit in order to sustain Americas military empire abroad and dramatically expand...

09:45

DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Hid Wifes Fusion GPS Payments From Ethics Officials The Event Chronicle

By Luke Rosiak

Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committees behest, was paying his wife, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors at the Justice Department, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.

The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr. Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) hired Fusion GPS to gather and disseminate damning info about Trump, and they in turn paid Nellie Ohr, a former CIA employee with expertise in Russia, for an unknown role related to the dossier. Bruce Ohr then brought the information to the FBI, kicking off a probe and a media firestorm.

The DOJ used it to obtain a warrant to wiretap a Trump adviser, but didnt disclose to the judge that the DNC and former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons campaign had funded the research and that Ohr had a financial relationship with the firm that performed it which could be, it turns out, because Ohr doesnt appear to have told his supervisors. Some have suggested that the financial payments motivated Bruce Ohr to actively push the case.

For 2014 and 2015, Bruce Ohr disclosed on ethics forms that his wife was an independent contractor earning consulting fees. In 2016, she added a new employer who paid her a salary, but listed it vaguely as cyberthreat analyst, and did not say the name of the company.

The instructions require officials to Provide the name of your spouses employer. In addition, if your spouses employer is a privately held business, provide the employers line of business. As examples, it gives Xylophone Technologies Corporation and DSLK Financial Techniques, Inc. (financial services). The dollar amou...

09:41

These Dog Foods Have Been Recalled Because They May Contain EUTHANASIA DRUGS The Daily Sheeple

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Do you feed your dogs wet food? If so, you need to check your labels because 4 major brands have been recalled by the manufacturer, J.M. Smucker Company.

According to a message sent to retailers, the foods could contain a drug that is used in euthanasia.

The J.M. Smucker Company is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of a limited quantity of Gravy Train, Kibbles N Bits, and SkippyWet Dog Food products after learning specific SKUs did not meet our specifications because a minor ingredient may contain low levels of pentobarbital. This is not a threat to pet safety. Although the extremely low levels do not present a health or safety risk, their presence in our products is not acceptable to us. (source)

In a different article, the brand Ol Roy was also included in the list of recalled brands.

Despite reassurances that the tainted food doesnt present a risk, a previous pentobarbital taint caused the death of one familys beloved pet. Nikki Mael shared her tragic story.

Within minutes of sharing a can of Evangers pet food among her five dogs, she was racing the lifeless animals to the emergency vet.

They were falling over. They were running into the walls. They were convulsing, said Mael.

The vets told her they werent sure what was going on, but that things didnt look good. Hours later, devastating news.

They said Talula wasnt going to make it, said Mael, choking back tears.

Desperate for answers, the family sent the remainder of the food to a specialized lab and drove Talulahs lifeless body to a veterinary pathologist for a postmortem examination.

Poisoning from the dog food. Thats what killed her, said Mael.

But it wasnt just any poison.

It was pentobarbital: A lethal drug, most commonly used to euthanize dogs, cats and some horses. The deadly toxin is never permitted to kill animals that are part of the food supply and would violate federal law if it was. (...

09:34

Unhinged Schiff claims there's more 'non-public evidence' of Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction Signs of the Times

Ranking member of the House Intel Committee and suspected leaker, Adam Schiff (D-CA) continued to spread the big lie that he has 'more evidence' of Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction. The DNC servers have yet to be inspected by federal investigators and the FBI has not questioned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Let that sink in. At a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday, Rep Schiff told reporters the panel has "non-public" evidence of Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction. After rattling off his usual talking points of Russian collusion 'evidence' which is already public knowledge, Schiff pivoted to the issue of 'obstruction'.

09:30

Dr. Jerome Corsi & Team Analyze & Decode the Recent #QAnon Posts The Event Chronicle

Note: Q has dropped some more information today, February 15th. Go here to see the latest posts: #QAnon Live Updates

 

Feb 14 MORNING Dr. Jerome Corsi REVIEWING Q-posts #748-751Julian Assange, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Feb 14 EVENING Dr. Jerome Corsi DECODING Q-posts #752-755 Q IS MILITARY INTEL (real time wink)

Related: Jerome Corsi: Decoding the #QAnon Posts

09:24

Acute Pantsuit Inconsistency Shows Internal Disregard For Their Illusion of "Franchise" Qntra

On February 12, 2018:

The United States warned the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday against using an electronic voting system for a long-delayed presidential election in December this year because it has the potential to undermine the credibility of the poll. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told an informal U.N. Security Council meeting on the Congolese electoral process that deploying "an unfamiliar technology for the first time during a crucial election is an enormous risk."

Two days later:

Congressional Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide more than $1 billion to boost cyber security of U.S. voting systems, and Vice President Mike Pence defended the administrations efforts to protect polls from hackers. "We cannot let the Russians laugh about and take joy in the success they had in the last election," Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, told a news conference. "Their goal is to undermine democracy."

The hidden gem, of course being:

The Democrats Election Security Act would allocate $1 billion in grants, overseen by the U.S. Election Commission, this year to help states buy voting machines that incorporate backup paper ballots, hire security staff and conduct risk assessments.

That is to say: a lightly-cloaked mandate for the installation of Diebold-style "user friendly" mechanisms for untraceable ballot-stuffing in place of the traditional paper-punch machines which were reintroduced in a number of U.S. states following the 2004 "hanging chads" e-voting election. And, naturally, a quite-undisguised mandate for the institution of a centralized bureaucracy which will centrally supply properly kosher voting machines, centrally networked, which are to produce properly kosher, per the DNC's lights, electoral outcomes.

It would seem that USG now pushes one voodoo in one of its Congoes, and a polar-opposite hoodoo in the other, without unsurprisingly much in the way of an explanation.

09:15

Globalism, Technocracy, Socialism: Three Names For The Same Thing The Event Chronicle

Three Names For The Same Thing

By Jon Rappoport

Every universal solution for humankind presupposes a gigantic flaw in the way things are.

That flaw must be corrected.

It must be corrected from above, by a better system, which locks the door against an escape back into the old way.

The first casualty in this utopian process is freedom.

In fact, freedom is viewed as THE flaw. It opens Pandoras Box, thus releasing all human ills, crimes, devastations, and inequities.

Globalism (elites ruling the planet as one nation); Socialism (international governments and mega-corporations owning the means of production and distribution); and Technocracy (engineering world society as if it were a machine); these are all names for the better system that replaces freedom withwhat?

With control.

With control described as: fair and equitable benefits given to every human. Guaranteed security. Guaranteed survival.

And THAT is, of course, the con.

The con can be dressed up in all sorts of ways. Public-private partnerships. Distributing energy fairly in an energy-scarce world. Saving the environment. Reducing manmade warming. No child left behind. Open borders. Tolerating and celebrating diversity. From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. It takes a Village. A kinder gentler government will take care of you.

The price of your ticket? Your freedom.

At the heart of the con is the effort to reprogram the inherently flawed human biological machine. In other words, erase the basic delusion that freedom exists.

Once that operation has been achieved, a better world will follow.

The blueprint of your mind was ABC. We will change that to XYZ.

This horrendous concept forms the link between Socialism, Globalism, and Technocracy. It is science deployed to bring overall methods of control up to date.

Edit the genes. Insert visual images directly into the brain. Use drugs to dampen and neutralize emotional responses. Sidetrack and take away impulses that are considered anti-social.

Consider this question...

09:10

Time Traveler From 2030 Passes Lie Detector Test and Makes Interesting Predictions About The Future Awareness Act

Time travel is something tons of people are on the fence about. That being said, there have been people throughout the years come forward as time travelers.

Most of us are quick to dismiss these time travelers, but could there be more truth to it than we think? One man claiming to be from the year 2030 has come forward in more recent times and is being put to the test. While it could all be staged, it is something I feel is worth going over. Once you read this article and watch the video you can draw your own conclusion.

This time traveler calls himself Noah and he actually contacted Apex TV to set up an interview. He made a series of predictions for the future and these predictions were put to the test via a lie detector machine. Noah, who looks quite young claims to be about 50 years old. He told Paranormal Elite at one point that he took an age rejuvenating drug that turned his body back to that of a 25-year-old. Sounds a bit crazy now, doesnt it? I agree but lets see where this goes.

In this interview with Apex TV, Noah goes on to make predictions as follows:

President Donald Trump will be re-elected in the year 2020

Humans will fly to Mars in 2028 and time travel will also be made accessible to the public this year.

Some forms of cancer will have been cured.

Robots will begin being slowly introduced in the future and will be capable of running homes.

Phones will begin getting bigger closer towards the year 2030.

AI will be huge by the year 2021.

You can hear this interview in the video below and see the X-rays of Noahs wrist where his device from the future is implanted. While he claims this device is proof that he is who he says he is and that he is truly from the future, I am on the fence about this. What do you think? Could Noah actually be a time traveler or is this all just BS?

(Image Via: ApexTV)

09:07

The Truth About How the Zodiac Influences Your Personality Awareness Act

It would only take you a couple minutes at most on Facebook or Google to locate an article discussing your Zodiac, and what it reveals about your personality in a whole list of situations. We are all familiar with them, and there are few, if any, reading this that wouldnt know the answer to the question What is your sign?

Interestingly enough there is far more to the Zodiac and the way that it impacts our lives than these articles discuss. Ok, so you know youre a Cancer highly emotional, sensitive and living life with your heart on your sleeve, but thats only the beginning. The Zodiac signs as we know them refer to your sun sign, only one part of a much bigger topic.

By definition, the zodiac refers to an imaginary belt that extends through the heavens, within which experts state are the paths of the sun, moon and the principal planets. This band also contains 12 different constellations, the names that we are familiar with in relation to our sun signs, such as Leo, Capricorn and Taurus. Each of these constellations has its own division over which that specific sign maintains influence, each division accounting for approximately 1/12 or 30 degrees of the circle as a whole. As the sun, moon and planets move through this band, astrologists note which division they are in at any given time, taking note of which of the 12 would be influencing it at that time.

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Sun Signs

The Zodiac that we are most familiar refers to our sun sign. What is that? Your sun sign refers to the location of the sun at the time you were born. Going back to the divisions mentioned above, if you were born while the sun was in Gemini, for example, then your sun sign is Gemini. This is generally accepted to be an overall indicator of your personality, a great overview.

Due to the fact that it takes one year for the sun to cycle through the 12 divisions, the sun signs remain constant from year to year. This is why they are simplified down to the day and month you are born, without worrying about further details like the time of your birth or the year in which you were born. On A...

09:00

Woman Uses Cannabis Instead Of Chemo To Cure Breast Cancer The Daily Sheeple

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Dee Mani, now 44, was diagnosed with the most deadly type of breast cancer last March. Without hesitation her doctors suggested chemotherapy, but she had a better idea.

After initially agreeing to one year of the harsh chemotherapy treatments, Mani changed her mind. She watched her sister suffer and die after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, so the determined mother of two set out to find an alternative.

She decided on cannabis oil after doing rather extensive research of some natural cancer remedies online. She said she took one drop inside a capsule every night before going to bed because she didnt care for the taste or texture of it on its own. Four months after her original diagnosis, her cancer had reduced significantly, and her doctors gave her the all-clear in August, just five months after starting cannabis oil.

She continues to take the cannabis oil every day, even though shes now cancer free. But her story isnt the only one of a person healing their body successfully naturally or with diet.

Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on the grueling treatments that failed to stop her cancer and putting her trust in nature.

Ferguson put her trust in turmeric. According to the Daily Mail UK, doctors are claiming this is the first recorded incident of a patient recovering by using a spice after stopping medical treatment. Her doctors, from Barts Health NHS Trust in London, wrote about her transition to a natural remedy in the British Medical Journal Case Reports. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in which curcumin has demonstrated an objective response in progressive disease in the absence of conventional treatment, the doctors wrote.

The type of cancer Ferguson was plagued with, which has an average survival rate of just over five years, was causing increasing back pain and she had already had a second relapse when...

09:00

Five Dry Runs Successfully Completed As China Prepares To Launch Its Gold Convertible Petro-Yuan The Event Chronicle

Five Dry Runs Successfully Completed As China Prepares To Launch Its Gold Convertible Petro-Yuan

08:57

Ultra-Processed Foods Make Cancer Rate Explode! The Daily Sheeple

This is especially true in the United States where cancer rates have gone through the roof in the last 30 years. Consequently, our consumption of processed foods has exploded as well.

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08:56

Orangutan numbers plummet on Borneo World News Echonetdaily

A new study has estimated that the orangutan population has dropped by nearly 150,000 on Indonesias Borneo island between 1999 and 2015.

Estimates now place the number of orangutans at 50,000-100,000.

Logging and other natural resource extraction were responsible for killing many of the great apes by destroying their habitat, according to the report, which was published on Thursday in the scientific journal Current Biology.

The decline in population density was most severe in areas that were deforested or transformed for industrial agriculture, as orangutans struggle to live outside forest areas, said Maria Voigt of Germanys Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, which was one of 38 institutions working on the study.

Worryingly, however, the largest number of orangutans were lost from areas that remained forested during the study period. This implies a large role of killing, Voigt said in a press release accompanying the study.

The long-term study compared field surveys from 1999 to 2015 to come to its estimates.

The researchers estimate that over 45,000 more orangutans will be lost on the island over the next 35 years due to a loss of habitat.

Classified as a critically endangered species, orangutans number around 111,000 in the wild on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, according to the World Wildlife Fund conservation group.

The post Orangutan numbers plummet on Borneo appeared first on Echonetdaily.

08:53

FBI was warned of accused school shooter World News Echonetdaily

Accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent says.

Authorities say the ex-student, identified as Nikolas Cruz, walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Miami, on Wednesday and opened fire with an AR-15-style assault rifle in the second-deadliest shooting at a public school in US history.

Cruz may have left warning signs on social media in the form of a comment on a YouTube video that read Im going to be a professional school shooter.

That comment was passed on to the FBI.

No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time, location or the true identity of the person who made the comment, FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky told reporters.

Investigators were unable to find the commenter, he added.

The FBI is conducting an extensive review of how it handled that tip to see if mistakes were made, a federal law enforcement official told Reuters.

Wednesdays shooting was the 18th in a US school this year, according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety.Cruzs court-appointed lawyer said he had expressed remorse for his crimes.

Hes a broken human being, public defender Melisa McNeill told reporters.

Hes sad, hes mournful hes remorseful.

Cruz had done paramilitary training with a white nationalist militia called the Republic of Florida, a leader of the group said.

He had some involvement with the Clearwater Republic of Florida cell at some point, Jordan Jereb said in a telephone interview. Reuters could not immediately verify the claim.

Cruz loved guns and had been expelled from high school for disciplinary reasons, police and former classmates said.

Authorities said he marched into the school wearing a gas mask and tossed smoke grenades, as well as pulling a fire alarm that sent students and staff pouring from classrooms as he began his rampage, according to Floridas two US senators, who were briefed by federal authorities.

In a bri...

08:52

Nigel Farage: Investigate Soros Billions, Not Trumps Russia Ties Your News Wire

Nigel Farage, the former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader has called on the media to investigate the spending habits of George Soros instead of obsessing over Donald Trumps alleged collusion with Russia. Farage was outraged [...]

08:49

Puerto Rico hurricanes changed animal sounds Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 22 September 2017 video is called Student Saves Birds From Hurricane Maria.

From the American Geophysical Union:

Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animals

February 15, 2018

Audio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Marias passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly storms. The hurricanes caused a major disruption in the acoustic activity of snapping shrimp, a reduction in insect and bird sounds, and potentially an intensification of fish choruses, according to new research presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting Friday.

In March 2017, researchers set up acoustic monitoring sites in coastal forests and coral reefs on Puerto Ricos southwest coast to continuously record the areas ambient sounds. Their goal was to capture the regions land and sea soundscapes especially the cacophony of sounds created by animal vocalizations and document how and why they change over time.

But the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria over Puerto Rico in September gave the researchers an unexpected look at how coastal soundscapes change in response to natural disasters. Although the hurricanes did not directly hit the study area, audio recordings reveal the storms had noticeable short-term effects on fish choruses, snapping shrimp activity in coral reefs, and bird and insect calls on land.

The recordings show fish increased the intensity of their nightly choruses in the days following Hurricane Irma. The clicking of snapping shrimp, which are among the loudest anima...

08:45

Iranian Official Accuses West of Using Lizard Spies The Event Chronicle

Iranian Official Accuses West of Using Lizard Spies

The Event Chronicle Editors Note: Back in January 2014 Iran claimed that the United States is run by Nazi Space Aliens. If I recall correctly, the FARS news agency had originally picked up that story from What Does It Mean (aka Sorcha Faal aka David Booth). Also see: Iran Says Tall, White Space Aliens Control America, on Forbes.

By Paul Seaburn

In their possessions were a variety of reptile desert species like lizards, chameleons We found out that their skin attracts atomic waves and that they were nuclear spies who wanted to find out where inside the Islamic Republic of Iran we have uranium mines and where we are engaged in atomic activities.

Is this the opening scene of a new sci-fi spy thriller? It sounds like a plot point in a movie that could be called The Spy Who Came in From Under a Cold Rock, but its actually a quote from a former military leader accusing nefarious secret agents from the West of spying on Iran using lizards with secret powers. Or is he accusing them of colluding with Reptilians?

The Times of Israel reports that Hassan Firouzabadi, an Iranian ophthalmologist and retired military officer who is currently a senior military advisor to the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, made that unusual claim while being questioned about the mysterious death of Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami, the head of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, who was picked up by Iranian police late last month. It was announced on February 10 that Seyed-Emami had committed suicide in a Tehran prison to avoid being tried as a spy a spy who Firouzabadi claims used spec...

08:44

Paris suburb of Traapes becomes ground zero in France's struggle with radical Islam Signs of the Times

Once branded a "no-go" zone by authorities, the Paris suburb of Trappes has become a recruiting ground for Islamic State - and ground zero in France's struggle to integrate Muslims into its staunchly secular state. According to French intelligence, 67 people from Trappes have joined the ranks of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS), while other radicalized residents have carried out attacks inside France. It's safe to say that Trappes, which is situated 30km southwest of Paris, is not your typical French suburb.

Paris suburb of Trappes becomes ground zero in France's struggle with radical Islam Signs of the Times

Once branded a "no-go" zone by authorities, the Paris suburb of Trappes has become a recruiting ground for Islamic State - and ground zero in France's struggle to integrate Muslims into its staunchly secular state. According to French intelligence, 67 people from Trappes have joined the ranks of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS), while other radicalized residents have carried out attacks inside France. It's safe to say that Trappes, which is situated 30km southwest of Paris, is not your typical French suburb.

08:42

An Impolitic Slumgullion; Diverser is Worser, and Now What? Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

An Impolitic Slumgullion; Diverser is Worser, and Now What?
by Fred Reed

Gazing out over the chaos of America today, the racial and ethnic antagonism, the hostility over sex and faith and politics I have never seen anything like it. The country is imploding. The main culprit is diversity in the broad sense, not just the juxtaposition of races, but the mixing of ideas and philosophies with no dominant culture to maintain order. Current policies promoting this mess are insane.

We hate each other.
...

08:41

Russias election propaganda weaponized these mainstream news outlets Fast Company

Breitbart News tops a list of otherwise mainstream news sites most linked to by troll accounts managed by Russian propagandists during the 2016 U.S. election, according to research just released by Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia Journalism Schools Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Other top-linked sites included Trump-backing outlets such as Fox News and

Breitbart News tops a list of otherwise mainstream news sites most linked to by troll accounts managed by Russian propagandists during the 2016 U.S. election, according to research just released by Jonathan Albright, research director at Columbia Journalism Schools Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

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08:40

Google Is Recording Everything We Say, Here Is How to Hear It, Delete It and Prevent It In the Future Awareness Act

We have seen things online time and time again about Google, Facebook, Apple, Samsung and more recording our lives or keeping track of us through our phones. This is something that people love to talk about, but sadly, there is quite a bit of truth surrounding the rumors.

It seems Google may have records of your conversations some even from as far back as 2015! Apparently, Google silently records the conversations of those who use their products. This is allegedly a feature that was meant to work as a means for enabling people to search using their voice and through storing these things Google is able to improve the quality of its language recognition tools. Sounds fishy now, doesnt it?

This is through their Voice & Audio Activity. You see, when we use the command option (where you say Ok Google and your phone searches something for you) our phones are recording this audio for seconds before we say Ok Google and shortly after. (Possibly longer, who knows at this point?) Audio can even be saved when your device is offline. That being said, we can manage the things saved.

Click here to see your recordings, play them back, and if you want; delete them. It doesnt stop there though, click here to see your internet records. Crazy, isnt it? We are being monitored on a very deep level. Sure, being able to search things with our voices is neat and convenient but the fact that we are being recorded is a bit nerve-wracking even if we arent saying or doing anything wrong in our daily lives.

If you want to prevent Google from recording you in the future turn off this option and keep it off. What did you find in your history? While my voice history was empty my search history went back pretty far. I hope this was useful to you and if you want any more information on this please feel free to check out the video below. What do you think about Google maintaining recordings of your conversations and other things of the sort?

 

08:40

Everyday Chemicals Having Profound Negative Effect on Human Health The Daily Sheeple

This is something that I dont think we pay enough attention to until its too late. The chemicals used to treat and coat our pots and pans and the chemicals contained in plastics can have a serious effect on our health and the health of our children.

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Source: Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans may contribute to obesity

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08:30

A breathe of fresh air in Saudi Arabia? The Event Chronicle

A breathe of fresh air in Saudi Arabia?

Prince Salman has has now risen to an important position in Saudi Arabia and has gained serious political, military and Intel power.

By Preston James, Ph.D

The squeeze is now on many of the Royal Princes in Saudi Arabia who have abused their system and helped themselves to far too much oil revenue.

Prince Salman is now fully supported by his father and has also gained full support of Saudi Intel and the Saudi Military High Command.

Prince Salman is the Saudi First Deputy Prime Minister, the President of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, and the Minister of Defense, and is very well educated as an Attorney.

It has been rumored but not demonstrated that Prince Salman gained support from the Saudi Military and Intel for agreeing to run a campaign against Yemen which has now failed. Perhaps this action originated from Israeli Likudists who have a long history of easily manipulating the Saudi High Command and Saudi Intel and also being conned by the CIA and Israelis into financing their frequent terror operations. Prince Salman is highly intelligent and is expected to quickly learn from such mistakes.

Prince Salman is a genuine tough guy, a serious nationalist and patriot, is not messing around, and is deadly serious about balancing Saudi Books for the first time in many years. It is now expected that he will do whatever is necessary to help Saudi Arabia survive as a nation-state, even if major social and economic changes are required.

He mandated a new law that women can now drive and more western type changes are coming. He is appears to be committed to westernizing Saudi Arabia as necessary to develop strong business relationships and trade pacts with other nations.

So far he is not at any risk for a coup detat despite the fact some powerful, older royal princes who were displaced from power by him have tried (and failed) and do not want to yield their previous power and excess wealth.

So far there is still oppression of dissent in Saudi Arabia, maybe even worse right now for a while. But it is expected to decrease over time as Saudi Arabia becomes more westernized in order to develop economically and learns to cooperate with other nations.

It is likely that Prince Salman knows th...

08:29

Florida school massacre, white supremacist terrorism Dear Kitty. Some blog

Nikolas Cruz after his arrest, AFP photo

So, it seems that the perpetrator of the school massacre in Florida, USA did not practice shooting only in his backyard and at a United States Army reserve officers training facility.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Suspect of massacre at school in the USA trained with racist militia

Today, 18:44
Updated at 21:50

The 19-year-old American who was arrested for killing seventeen people at a school in Parkland has ties with a white nationalist group in Florida. The leader of that militia, Republic of Florida, has stated so.

The group wants Florida to become an independent country with only ethnic white inhabitants. The 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz is said to have participated in paramilitary training in Tallahassee city.

See also here.

08:26

16 Common Dream Symbols and Their Meaning Awareness Act

Dreams are things that occur when we are sleeping. They can be literally anything and as you may know, the things we dream hold great meaning.

Our dreams can be warnings or even messages from the Universe letting us know we are on the right path. Sure, some people dont believe this kind of thing, but I have had lots of experience with it and believe that if we look into the meaning of our dreams we can find things about ourselves we would have never expected. We all dream the good ones and the bad ones all hold meaning.

While I cant just sit and go over every possible thing and all the meanings they could hold I will go over some of the most common ones. Below you will find a list of the more common things people dream about and what these things could mean. Have you ever dreamed of any of the following?

16 Things People Commonly Dream About and Their Meanings:

1. Being chased

Being chased in a dream is very symbolic. It means you are avoiding something that you need to face. It stems from feelings of anxiety in your normal life. It means you are being close-minded and that you need to become aware of this to move forward. You are someone who tends to run away from things and that needs to stop.

2. Being naked

If you are naked in a dream you are someone who is afraid of being exposed. You are feeling quite vulnerable in general and it is really getting to you. Nudity indicated that you are far more insecure than you are letting on. This needs to be dealt with and you need to overcome your fears.

3. Being cheated on

Being cheated on in a dream is something that shows you are afraid of being abandoned. It may also mean you arent getting the attention you crave from your partner. You are feeling like something else is taking their attention from you and your self-esteem is suffering because of it. This may or may not be a sign that you need to reevaluate your whole relationship with this person.

4. Falling

This is one of the most common dreams, it is basically when you are falling off a cliff or a building or anything of the sort. It suggests a loss of control and may signify that you are engaging in too much reckless behavior. Are you lacking security? What is going on in your life right now?

5. Snakes

When we dream of snakes we are often referring to fear. This symbolizes a hidden threat for a lot of people as most are afraid of snakes. The snake is a very complicated and misunderstood symbol. If you are dreaming...

08:18

Sex and the STEM fields: Stubborn ideologies meet even more stubborn facts Signs of the Times

Many academics in the modern world seem obsessed with the sex difference in engagement with science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields. Or rather they are obsessed with the fact that there are more men than women in some of these fields. There is particular concern about the lack of women in prestigious STEM fields, such as Ph.D.-level faculty positions, but surprisingly there is no concern about the under-representation of women in lower-level technical jobs, such as car mechanics or plumbing. The concerned academics have been especially effective in convincing others, or at least intimidating them, into accepting their preferred interpretations regarding the source of these sex differences (as illustrated in the Google memo debate). These interpretations are not surprising and they include sexism, stereotype threat, and more recently implicit bias and microaggression. Each of these ideas has gained traction in the mainstream media and in many academic circles but their scientific foundations are shaky. In this essay, we'll provide some background on the STEM controversy and consider multiple factors that might contribute to these sex differences.

08:17

5 Signs of Evolution You Can Find On Your Own Body Awareness Act

While 42% of the American population does not believe in evolution, our bodies tend to tell a very different story. The world around us is stricken with proof to Darwins theory and we all share similar proof through vestigial organs that we have inherited from our ancestors.

Vestigial organs or structures are body parts that over time have reduced or lost their original purpose. They can be discovered in all animals and humans. Have you ever had your wisdom teeth or appendix removed?

Here are 5 ways that your body bares proof to evolution:

The Nictitating Membrane

The third eyelid is a transparent or translucent membrane that protects and moisten the eye without losing visibility. It is common in amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Among primates, it is only functional in lemurs and lorises.

In humans, the plica semilunaris is a remnant of the nictitating membrane. Obviously, we can not move it but still has some lacrimal drainage function and helps in the eye movement.

 The Tailbone

If you touch your spine till the end, you will reach the coccyx or tailbone. It is three to five fused vertebrae, vestige of the tail of our primate ancestors. In fact, when we were in the womb, in the early stages of embryo development a 10-12 tail vertebrae formation is observed.

Subsequently, it is reabsorbed, but not in all cases: it has been reported 40 newborns with a tail.

Wisdom Teeth

35% of people do not have wisdom teeth or third molar. In the rest, its appearance is usually painful and removal is necessary.

Our hominin ancestors had them, much bigger than ours. A recent research explains that when a tooth develops, emits signals that determine the size of the neighboring teeth. Reducing the mandible dentition and the other along evolution has resulted in reduced molars (and eventually the disappearance of the third).

The Third Nipple (Polythelia)

It is estimated that up to 5% of the world population has more than two nipples. These extra nipples can be presented in different ways so sometimes are confused with freckles or moles. They are located in the mammillary line (from the axilla to the groin), exactly in the same posit...

08:16

Vermont State Police 'help' suicidal man with gun to his head by killing him Signs of the Times

When police received a call about a suicidal man, they located his car and initiated a traffic stop, and then when they claim he exited the car with a gun pointed at his own head, they ended his life for him by firing 12 rounds in his direction. The incident started when police received a call from the ex-wife of Benjamin Gregware, 42, in which she said she believed he was planning to take his own life. Gregware was struggling with alcohol addiction, he recently lost his job, and he feared losing custody of his three children, according to a report from the Burlington Free Press. When Melissa Gregware called 911, she said her ex-husband's speech was slurred when he called to tell her that he had just purchased ammunition, and she believed he was going to use it to take his own life. However, it did not appear that he was a danger to anyone other than himself.

08:15

News Directly from the CIA: Ex-Director Brennan Hired by NBC The Event Chronicle

News Directly from the CIA: Ex-Director Brennan Hired by NBC

By RT News

Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama.

Brennans appointment comes amid the outcry over the memorandum released by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-California) alleging impropriety by the FBI and DOJ while investigating claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

That Brennan previously lied to an NBC journalist about the CIAs attempts to thwart a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the agencys use of torture was apparently no deterrent to his appointment.

The ex-CIA chief made his first appearance in his new role as a senior national security and intelligence analyst on Meet the Press Sunday, and promptly took the opportunity to accuse Nunes of being exceptionally partisan and abusing his role to protect Trump.

08:12

New Gun Policies Wont Stop Mass Shootings, but People Can The Daily Sheeple

The United States is facing a puzzling paradox. Even as gun crime has plunged precipitously from the terrible highs of the early 1990s, mass shootings have increased. Consider this: 15 of the 20 worst mass shootings in U.S. history have occurred since the Columbine school shooting in 1999. The five worst have all occurred since 2007, and three of those five were in 2016 and 2017.

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08:10

Market Talk- February 15, 2018 Armstrong Economics

Most of the talk in Asia centred around the strength of the Yen as it rose to a 15 month high. This hurt exporters but the effects on the Nikkei was negligible as the index rose 1.5% on the day. Unfortunately, the economic data release failed to support the market euphoria as we saw December core manufacturing numbers fall way more than consensus had forecast. The Hang Seng was open today and contributed its own 2% rally to the Asian performance. We are still seeing financials, commerce and real-estate aid these rallies with CCB actually adding a near 5% today. Shanghai and KOPSI of the core were closed for the holidays, with Hong Kong joining them tomorrow. Was nice to see a bounce in some of the commodities also today, especially oil up 1.5%.

Nice to see the DAX manage another positive close today after some pretty recent declines. The index closed marginally better but having seen a 10% decline in as many days, it was encouraging to see back to back gains, even if the days gains were lost in the final hour. The CAC was the stand-out performer with another 1.1% advance, but was probably mostly down to just one stock, Airbus and its 10% jump on better earnings release. Much of the talk today focused on Germany and discussions around the proposed increased government spending. Bunds have drifted weaker recently but are so widely held that any price or spread decline is likely to be measured at best.

US markets were almost a stop-start approach today after an early rally was rejected, and we traded negative. You could see the nerves in the market after this event and even into the close volumes were light. Having seen the core markets lose almost 10% in a week, its interesting to see how this pullback has not boosted trading. Back in January with the DOW north of 26600 everyone wished they had bought last November; we get back there and no one wants to buy guess thats just market psychology! Healthy close for todays session, with 1%+ gains on all core. In the rates sphere we are back to the flattening mode with 2s creeping higher and higher and the long end rejecting the 3% barrier for now.

Japan 0.06%, US 2s closed 2.18% (+1bp), 10s 2.89% (-2bp), 30s 3.15% (-3bp), Bunds 0.77% (+1bp),...

08:08

Australian fire beetles avoid heat Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 13 february 2018 video is called The impact of infrared radiation in flight control in the Australian fire beetle Merimna atrata.

From the University of Bonn in Germany:

Australian fire beetle avoids the heat: Its infrared organs warn the insect of hot surfaces

February 15, 2018

Summary: The Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally it was thought that it uses them to detect forest fires as the insect lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers were finally able to refute this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to not burn its feet on landing.

The Australian fire beetle is attracted to freshly burnt wood. Experts also call this pyrophilia (love of fire). This behavior is not very common in insects. Merimna atrata however has a good reason for this. The dead wood provides plenty of food for the larvae of the beetle, so it uses the wood for oviposition.

But how does Merimna find a freshly burned area? For some time it has been known that the fire beetle has heat sensors with which it can detect infrared radiation. In a sense, it sees hot places in its environment against a cooler background. It was originally believed that the insects use this ability to detect forest fires.

However, the IR organs in Merimna atrata are relatively insensitive, Dr. Helmut Schmitz emphasizes. Schmitz is a lecturer at the Institute of Zoology at the University of Bonn; he has investigated thermo and infrared reception in the black insects for nearly two decades. This actually contradicts the assumption that the IR organs enable the beetle to detect fires from a greater distance.

Beetles on a pin

Together with his colleagues, Schmitz has now been able to demonstrate for the first time that these doubts are justified. The scientists designed an ingenious experiment fo...

08:01

Blog: The president's phantom threats RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

During his tumultuous campaign, Donald Trump declared war on the press, pledging to "open up our libel laws" and impose fines on critical journalists if elected. Within a month of taking office, he vowed to go after leakers, comparing them to Nazis, and urged then-FBI director James Comey to...

08:01

Trump Administration To Test Biometric Program To Scan Faces Of Drivers The Sleuth Journal

Trump Administration To Test Biometric Program To Scan Faces Of Drivers | facial-recognition-surveillance | Government Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests Surveillance Tyranny & Police State

By Derrick Broze, Activist Post

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preparing to launch a pilot program to scan the faces of drivers and passengers at Anzalduas Port near McAllen, Texas.

On Thursday the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans for a new pilot program that will test out biometric facial recognition technology as part of an effort to identify fugitives or terror suspects. The Austin-American Statesman reported on the announcement:

Thanks to quantum leaps in facial recognition technology, especially over the past year, the future is arriving sooner than most Americans realize. As early as this summer, CBP will set up a pilot program to digitally scan the faces of drivers and passengers while they are in moving vehicles at the busy Anzalduas Port of Entry outside of McAllen, the agency announced Thursday.

The Texas-Mexico border is being used as the testing grounds for the technology. The results of the pilot program will be used to help roll out a national program along the entire southern and northern borders. The Statesman notes that the Department of Energy hired researchers at Tennessees Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help overcome the difficulties of using facial recognition technology on moving vehicles. The researchers developed a...

08:00

The Media Is Finally Paying Some Attention to Climate Change, Thanks to Trump RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

President Donald Trump and his devious team of climate change deniers may be taking drastic steps to thwart environmental action, but there's one great, unintended consequence to come from their madness: the media is finally reporting on climate change! Each year, Media Matters looks at network news (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) coverage and keeps [

08:00

The Death And Resurrection of Krautrock: Omega disinformation

Seven that Spells are one of those bands that just sort of exist in their own gloriously acid drenched universe. Hailing from Zagreb, Croatia (which I had to look up because I... The post The Death And Resurrection of Krautrock: Omega appeared first on disinformation.

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08:00

Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance The Event Chronicle

Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

By Michael Maharrey

Yesterday, a  second Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) introduced Senate Bill 1256 (SB1256) on Dec. 14. The legislation would help block the use of cell site simulators, known as stingrays. These devices essentially spoof cell phone towers, tricking any device within range into connecting to the stingray instead of the tower, allowing law enforcement to sweep up communications content, as well as locate and track the person in possession of a specific phone or other electronic device.

SB1256 would require police to get a search warrant based on probable cause before acquiring real-time or historical GPS location data, and before using any type of mobile tracking device in most situations. The bill would also add electronic communications to existing statutes requiring law enforcement to get a warrant before intercepting oral communications. This would effectively end warrantless stingray use in Florida, and would also require police to get a warrant before accessing stored location data from a service provider.

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB1256 by a 10-0 vote with some technical amendments. The Criminal Justice Committee previously passed the measure by a 4-1 vote.

The bill does include some exceptions to the warrant requirement. Police could use stingray devices an emergency situation that involves the immediate danger of death or serious injury, the danger of escape of a prisoner, or when specifically defined exigent circumstances exist. In t...

07:56

If You Love Her, Dont Destroy Her Awareness Act

Its easy to mistake infatuation for love. However, love is an emotion completely different, and mistaking the two can lead to the ultimate form of heartbreak.

Of course, maybe you do love her. Maybe it feels like that because, without her, you would be lost. But, for whatever reason, no matter how much you love her, you just cant give her your all.

What you have to understand, is that if you truly do love her, youve got to step outside of your comfort zone. You have to transcend your present limits and give her the attention that she needs.

When you assume that you are doing all that you can, any chance of a satisfying relationship will go out the window.

What was it that drew you to her? Whatever it was, you must understand that if you break her down by ignoring her and forgetting her, you risk changing her forever. Changing her into someone that is nothing like the woman you fell in love with.

Dont destroy her. Instead, become the man you always knew you could be because of her. A man capable of embracing her free spirit, her wild heart, and her rampant soul.

If you empower her by embracing who she is, she will return this to you ten fold. She will build you up in ways you never imagined and together you two can conquer the world. It wont be easy, though. But nothing worth having ever is. However, if you arent up for a challenge, if you arent up for the task, please just walk away. If staying in your comfort zone is worth missing this opportunity, just let her go. Because if you loved her, you wouldnt destroy her.

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07:52

President Macron vows to reform Islam in France Signs of the Times

French President Emmanuel Macron, in a declared effort to "fight fundamentalism" and "preserve national cohesion," has promised to "lay the groundwork for the entire reorganization of Islam in France." According to Macron, the plan, similar in ambition to Austria's Islam Law, is aimed at seeking to "better integrate" Islam in France in order to "place it in a more peaceful relationship with the state." A key priority is to reduce outside interference by restricting foreign funding for mosques, imams and Muslim organizations in France. The plan's overall objective is to ensure that French law takes precedence over Islamic law for Muslims living in the country.

07:50

Fascinating discoveries suggest Isle of May was a healing centre for hundreds of years (PHOTOS) Signs of the Times

It lies on the edge of the Firth of Forth like a lump of the Hebrides tossed over Scotland to land in the waters off the east coast. And today the Isle of May is chiefly home to sea birds, seals and the odd intrepid visitor attracted by its rugged beauty and isolation. But now new evidence has emerged casting the island as a centre of medicine and healing for the people of early medieval Scotland, who were drawn to its shores seeking wisdom from the monks who called it home and also the hope of divine intervention - either in this life or the next.

07:45

14 Foods That Naturally Remove Toxins From Your Body WorldTruth.Tv

Eliminating or removing toxins from the body is an important thing to do to maintain your body to stay healthy. The body is often conceded toxins as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle or unhealthy food consumed. Moreover, it is not possible, toxins also often enters the body through bad habits such as alcohol consumption []

07:45

DHS Attacks NBC For Reporting Russian Election Hack Claim Lacks Evidence; Leaves Out DHS Hack The Event Chronicle

DHS Attacks NBC For Reporting Russian Election Hack Claim Lacks Evidence; Leaves Out DHS Hack

By Aaron Kesel

The DHS has clarified its position on Russian hacking allegations with a silent statement attacking NBC for its irresponsible reporting. What that press release failed to address, however, is allegations that the Obama-era DHS attempted to hack the election.

Jeanette Manfra, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, released the following statement regarding recent NBC news coverage on the Department of Homeland Securitys efforts to combat election hacking.

Recent NBC reporting has misrepresented facts and confused the public with regard to Department of Homeland Security and state and local government efforts to combat election hacking. First off, let me be clear: we have no evidence old or new that any votes in the 2016 elections were manipulated by Russian hackers. NBC News continues to falsely report my recent comments on attempted election hacking which clearly mirror my testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last summer as some kind of breaking news, incorrectly claiming a shift in the administrations position on cyber threats. As I said eight months ago, a number of states were the target of Russian government cyber actors seeking vulnerabilities and access to U.S. election infrastructure. In the majority of cases, only preparatory activity like scanning was observed, while in a small number of cases, actors were able to access the system but we have no evidence votes were changed or otherwise impacted, the statement read.

The statement continues:

NBCs irresponsible reporting, which is being roundly criticized elsewhere in the media and by security experts alike, undermines the ability of the Department of Homeland Security, our partners at the Election Assistance Commission, and state and local officials across the nation to do our incredibly important jobs. While well continue our part to educate NBC and others on the...

07:41

Sunspot explodes for more than 6 hours, hurls giant solar flare at earth Signs of the Times

We first reported on this possibility a few days ago. On Feb. 12th, the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2699 exploded-for more than 6 hours. The slow-motion blast produced a C1-class solar flare and hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. This movie from the Solar and Heliospheric Observtory (SOHO) shows the CME leaving the sun. The CME could arrive as early as today, although Feb 15th is more likely. NOAA forecasters say there is a 60% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms with isolated periods of stronger G2 storming.

07:37

The God of Freemasonry Exposed The Sleuth Journal

The God of Freemasonry Exposed | god-of-freemasonry-demiurge-satan-lucifer | Faith Freemasons Sleuth Journal Special Interests US News World News

Many have wondered who or what the God of Freemasonry is. We have enough clues & evidence to connect the dots and no surprise: more Satanic inversion.

The god of Freemasonry is an important thing to know if you are interested in zooming in on the source of evil in this world. Centuries of leaked documents, former insider accounts and scholarly research has shown that Freemasonry has become the most pervasive, influential and powerful of all the Secret Societies on Earth. Many US Founding Fathers were masons. Many leading figures of the French Revolution were masons. Many US presidents have been masons. Freemasonry inspired Mormonism and was a central theme behind the occult assassination of JFK. People in high positions of power place their oath to Freemasonry above their oath to serve the people who elected them; some such policemen and judges make decisions not based on truth and justice but rather based on protecting the masonic network, the Lodge and their masonic brethren. Many lower level masons are deliberately kept in the dark, not told what they are getting into, but what are the higher level initiates really worshipping? Who or what is the god of Freemasonry?

The Great Architect of the Universe

In trying to decipher the god of Freemasonry, there are many clues that point towards a dark force that is the engineer or creator of this world, especially the dystopian aspects of this world which some people have dubbed The EstablishmentThe System or The Matrix. It is no coincidence that in The Matrixmovie series themselves, Neo finally meets his maker, i.e. the being who created the entire system. He is called the architect and is represented by a bearded old man. Saturn, god of time, harvest, law and death, is also represented this way. Masons typically refer to their god as the Gre...

07:37

Californian 12-year-old can play an astonishing 44 musical instruments Signs of the Times

Neil Nayyar doesn't just play one, two or even three instruments. He plays 44. "Saxophone, flute, tabla, pan flute, harmonica, acoustic guitar, sitar," Nayyar rattled off just a few instruments as he showed off his music room. Eventually, he arrived at his piano. "And," he said, "That's it." But, that's not exactly it. Nayyar, a homeschooled, seventh grader from Elk Grove, has been named by Assist World Records as the youngest person to play the most musical instruments. He's now working to get the same recognition by Guinness World Records.

07:34

10 Red Flags that Indicate You Are Arguing With a Psychopath Awareness Act

Psychopaths are not as fitting to the stereotype as we tend to think they are. Most of them go about their lives as normal people rather than becoming insane psycho-killers.

We actually engage with psychopaths more often than we notice. Dont get me wrong, they arent everywhere but there are some out there in the world that goes unnoticed. They can be successful people, and you might even be working for one. That being said, when it comes to getting into an argument there are several things that will help you to identify a psychopath right off the bat.

Below you will find a list of things to be on the lookout for. If you notice these things you should quite engaging immediately. I know you probably werent expecting me to say for you to walk away so early on but partaking in any kind of argument with a true psychopath is only going to make things worse for you. You cant beat them at their own game if they dont even realize they are playing one. Everything is far too personal for a psychopath and arguing with one is not worth your time.

10 Signs You Are Arguing With A Psychopath and When to Walk Away:

1. Everything this person says is condescending.

No matter how much you say to this person or how well thought out it was they will still be condescending. They can stay calm regardless of how worked up you are getting and they will do whatever it takes to get you wound up. They will also belittle you for getting upset and yet be the ones causing it all the same.

2. This person always has to get his or her point across no matter what.

This person will always be sure to get his or her point across. Your point never gets made because this person refuses to see it. They are always pushing and never listening.

3. This person says one thing and does another.

This person is not someone who follows through. He or she will tell you what they want you to hear but they will still do what they want to no matter what. You cant get through to them.

4. This person refuses to take responsibility for his or her actions.

This person will never take responsibility for his or her actions. They dont think they have to abide by the rules other people have to. They think they are better than everyone else.

5. This person is very unrealistic.

This person makes unrealistic goals and is always chasing things that wont ever happen. While some of the things they aim for are realistic they tend to struggle with this. They think they are capable of far more than they are.

6. This person does not care about anyones feelings.

Their feelings are the only ones that matter. They will not sugar coat things for you, they dont care if...

07:30

Week after raid, office of Ukraine's Vesti remains blocked RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Kiev, February 15, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Ukrainian authorities to ensure that journalists at Media Holding Vesti are able to access their office and continue their work without fear of retaliation. Journalists at Media Holding Vesti remain blocked from their newsroom in central Kiev one week after...

07:30

Solar Storm Will Strike Earth Tonight, Weak Power Grid Fluctuations Possible The Event Chronicle

By Mac Slavo

The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center forecasts an aurora could light up the sky above areas in the United State including Michigan and Maine.  A solar storm, which occurred Monday, is expected to strike Earth tonight.

On Monday, the sun spit out a slew of charged particles in a moderate solar flare. These particles are now making their way towards Earth. The planets magnetic field will block most of the particles, but some will make it into Earths atmosphere. The particles collect at the north and south poles and interact with atmospheric gases to create the aurora borealis or the Northern Lights. And some say this show could be quite spectacular.

Solar flares have been known to cause power grid failures, but it looks like well only get the light show this time. Although a grid failure is possible, it is unlikely.

According to Seeker, the forecast calls for a high probability of a G-1 or minor storm, which could strengthen to a G-2 or moderate storm depending on how the stream of particles hit the Earth. Geomagnetic storms are ranked on a scale, with G at the bottom, R in the middle, and S as the most severe. Forecasts now say the particles will give our planet a glancing blow.

Although this storm has been categorized as G-1, which means it is minor, it could still cause some havoc down on Earth....

07:29

Ethiopia prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigns Signs of the Times

Hailemariam Desalegn says he has submitted his resignation as both Ethiopia's prime minister and chairman of the country's ruling coalition. Hailemariam's announcement comes amid a political crisis and lingering unrest in the Horn of Africa country, which has been releasing thousands of political prisoners to ease tensions. "Unrest and a political crisis have led to the loss of lives and displacement of many," Hailemariam said in a televised address on Thursday. "I see my resignation as vital in the bid to carry out reforms that would lead to sustainable peace and democracy," he said.

07:29

In Trump's First Year, EPA Is Fining Polluters 49 Percent Less RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The first year of Donald Trump's presidency has seen a measurable difference in the way the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been holding polluters accountable compared to the past 25 years. Under Scott Pruitt, the EPA has collected, on average, 49 percent less in civil penalties against violators of federal environmental laws than in the first year of the previous three administrations, according to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Integrity [...]

07:27

Earth Will Soon Be Swept By Extraordinary Rapid Waves of Cosmic Electricity, According To Prophecy Awareness Act

In the typical sense, prophecy involves disclosing vital information that could not have been known to the prophet in any ordinary way. Would you place your entire belief system in the hands of a divination or would you continue on as if nothing has changed?

In 1944, days prior to his death, Beinsa Douno shared a prophecy while in a trance-like state. The foretelling spoke of our transition into the Age of Aquarius and the impacts that it would have on the astrological, physical and subconscious realms.

While many skeptics were inclined to laugh at Dounos words,  he spoke of astronomical concepts that had yet to be discovered. Most research on quasars and cosmic ray emitting core explosions began in the 1960s and even as late as the 70s, not all astronomers were convinced that the Milky Ways core had previously undergone core explosions.  Indeed, such astronomical background information was necessary in order for my own formulation of the Galactic superwave theory.

Many of the events that he spoke of are very relevant in todays world: cosmic fires from unknown sources and increased awareness of the Mandela Effect. His teaching even went as far as to examine our conscious reactions, characteristics, and ability to survive such events.

Believer or not, this prophecy has held merit within the philosophical and scientific community for decades; it offers a glimpse into our potential future and while there is no specific timeline for the coming days we have already experienced signs of its validity.

Source: Etheric

The Prophecy:

During the passage of time, the consciousness of man traversed a very long period of obs...

07:26

4 Zodiac Signs that are Most Likely to Get Rich, According to Astrologers Awareness Act

Money isnt everything, but there is no arguing the fact that wealth is an important commodity in this day and age, and an abundance can certainly make your life a lot easier! From making sure that your bills are paid to indulging in some of the luxuries in this life, having a large bank account can provide you with opportunities that wouldnt otherwise be available.

Unfortunately, here in the United States, over 35% of the total wealth in the country is in the hands of only 1% of the population. This isnt to say that you cant join them! Consider, for a moment, Marian Ilitch, the richest female self-made billionaire in the United States. Ilitch is one of the co-founders of Little Caesars Pizza, and in 2017 she had a net worth of approximately $5.1 billion.

While anyone can, in theory, get out there and make it happen, there are going to be some personality types that are more likely to succeed. These individuals may possess more tenacity, or a higher drive to get out and do what it takes to get ahead in our fast-paced society. In a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com, researchers determined that there are 4 Zodiac signs that are more likely to earn $100,00 or more on an annual basis.

Source: Well Kept Wallet

 

Interested to see how you stack up? Read on to find out if your Zodiac is one of the 4 big earners:

Taurus

Those born under the sign of Taurus are known for their love of financial stability and the luxuries of this world. They often feel the need to spoil themselves by purchasing the latest and greatest and seek a life that will provide the means to do so regularly. Couple this desire with their incredible worth ethic, stubborn personalities and overall tenacity and it is no wonder that they often succeed in anything they set their eyes on. Mark Zuckerberg is a Taurus!

Scorpio

Incredibly passionate about everything that they do, when a Scorpio sets the mind on something there is nothing that can stand in their way. They embrace anything that makes them feel good in the moment, w...

07:23

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07:22

American Heart Association Warn Breast Cancer Treatments Can Cause Heart Failure Your News Wire

The American Heart Association have warned that women with breast cancer may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. A team of specialists cautioned that breast cancer patients and their doctors need [...]

07:22

Confessions of an Ordinary Everyday MomWho Happens to be a Prepper The Daily Sheeple

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Today, Im coming out of the closet.

No, not that closet.

Im coming out of the hard-nosed, bad-to-the-bone survivalist prepper closet. Because I think a lot of folks have some misconceptions about what being a prepper really means. It certainly isnt the same thing for everyone. And our rigidity as a community can scare people away who want to be better prepared.

First, a dozen of my dirty little secrets.

You want to hear a few of my confessions? Here they are, in no particular order of dirt.

  • I really enjoy going out to eat. Sure, homemade is delicious but not when Im always the one making it.
  • My favorite food in the entire world is vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. Nope, that wasnt a typo. I didnt mean kale instead of cake. Kale is revolting. Cake is life. #SorryNotSorry
  • I read at least 3 novels a week. Bring on the psycho serial killers, criminal masterminds, or post-apocalyptic settings. Fiction is my friend.
  • I hate camping with an abiding and fiery passion. This isnt to say I am incapable of camping, but given the choice, I really would much rather sleep on a nice squishy bed than a sleeping bag. On the ground. In the dirt. With the bugs.
  • I love going to the movies. Bring out the popcorn and the 3D glasses, because the big screen is where its at. Also, the more explosions, gratuitous violence, and car chases, the more Im going to like it.
  • Peeing outside is really not for me unless its actually the end of the world. Dont get me wrong. I love hiking and nature and stuff. I just pee before I go and when I get back.
  • Im a nomad at heart. Im not happy unless Im checking out new places, growing veggies in them, and getting to know the local scene. But dont think Im going to settle down because, in a year or so, Ill be heading somewhere else to learn about another cool place.
  • Im not a right-wing conservative. I know, crazy, right? If I had to choose, Id say Im a libertarian with views from all sides of the spectrum. Im anti-war, anti-tax, and anti-meanness. I believe in compassion, liberty, and the power of people who will stand up and say no to injustice. Probably, if I shared all my political thoughts about the laws I believe are totally unnecessary, no one would ever speak to me again.
  • Im a single mom. Ive been a single mom for 15...

07:12

US Wants Control over Iraqi-Syrian Borders Signs of the Times

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel quoted an informed Iraqi source as saying that the Americans want to remain in the Euphrates heights to establish a military link to the al-Tanf region. He said the US has deployed at the border with Syria and established the al-Tanf base in a move to gain control over the highly sensitive border, saying that military equipment has been deployed at al-Tanf to cut the land route between Damascus-Baghdad to Beirut. Comment: Doing a favor to Israel? In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari voiced concern about the US military deployment in his country. He stressed that the Syrian people are the only ones to determine the future of their country, reaffirming Syria's commitment to the final statement of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi.

07:12

BEST OF THE WEB: Reports about 'hundreds of Russians killed in US airstrikes in Syria' are fake news Signs of the Times

Mainstream media outlets and social media are full of reports that on February 7th hundreds of Russian private military contractors (PMCs) died in US-led coalition airstrikes on pro-government forces in the province of Deir Ezzor. Various sources provide different numbers, but one of the most popular versions is that between 100 and 600 PMCs were killed. So, what is going on? On February 8, the US-led coalition released a statement saying that on February 7th it had struck "pro-regime forces" attacking "Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters" in the Euphrates Valley. According to local sources, the US strikes hit the positions of pro-government forces near the village of Khasham. The CONICO gas facility and the nearby Jafar oil field were reportedly the targets of the alleged attack.

07:11

'Creepy Clintonista' Cody Shearer hunting Europe for fabled Trump 'pee pee' tape Signs of the Times

Cody Shearer, a shadowy former tabloid journalist who has long been closely associated with various Clinton scandals, has been traveling across Europe for more than six months in an alleged effort to secure purported evidence of compromising material possessed by the Russians related to President Donald Trump, according to a new report. There is no known evidence that any such anti-Trump "kompromat," or compromising material, actually exists. Much of the report focused on attempts to secure an alleged video of Trump engaged in sordid sexual acts with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room in 2013 even though there has never been credible evidence presented to substantiate the existence of such a video. National Review previously dubbed Shearer a "Creepy Clinton Confidante" and "The Strangest Character in Hillary's Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy." The New York Times reported on Friday: Cody Shearer, an American political operative with ties to the Democratic Party, has been crisscrossing Eastern Europe for more than six months to secure the purported kompromat from a different Russian, said people familiar with the efforts, speaking on the condition of anonymity to avoid damaging their relationship with him. Reached by phone late last year, Mr. Shearer would say only that his work was "a big deal - you know what it is, and you shouldn't be asking about it." He then hung up. Mr. Shearer's efforts grew out of work he first began during the 2016 campaign, when he compiled a pair of reports that, like the dossier, also included talk of a video and Russian payoffs to Trump associates. It is not clear what, if anything, Mr. Shearer has been able to purchase.

07:10

The Deep State...it's very real Signs of the Times

OF COURSE there's a Deep State. Why wouldn't there be? Even a cursory understanding of human nature tells us that power corrupts, as Lord Acton put it; that, when power is concentrated and entrenched, it will be abused; that, when it is concentrated and entrenched in secrecy, it will be abused in secret.That's the Deep State. James Burnham saw it coming. The American philosopher and political theorist (1905-87), first a Trotskyist, then a leading conservative intellectual, wrote in 1941 that the great political development of the age was not the battle between communism and capitalism. Rather, it was the rise of a new "managerial" class gaining dominance in business, finance, organized labor and government. This gathering managerial revolution, as he called it, would be resisted, but it would be impervious to adversarial counteractions. As the managerial elites gained more and more power, exercised often in subtle and stealthy ways, they would exercise that power to embed themselves further into the folds of American society and to protect themselves from those who might want to bust them up. Nowhere is this managerial elite more entrenched, more powerful and more shrouded in secrecy than in what Dwight Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex, augmented by intelligence and law-enforcement agencies. That's where America's relentless drive for global hegemony meshes with defense manufacturers only too willing to provide the tools of dominance.

07:09

Soros whines at 'toxic, personal criticism' against him, considers 'Brexit a tragic mistake' Signs of the Times

Leftist billionaire George Soros complained that his feelings were hurt this weekend because people have been rightly calling him out for undermining democracy and all things decent. NBC News reports that the man synonymous with breaking the bank of England is now "defending his right to donate hundreds of thousands of pounds to a pro-European Union campaign aimed at stopping the U.K. leaving the political and economic bloc." In 2016, the people of England spoke loudly and clearly, voting to leave the European Union, and yet, George Soros has no respect for that. Instead, the champagne socialist donated a (small) portion of his wealth ($550,000) to the anti-Brexit Best for Britain campaign. At least two U.K. newspapers have publicly called out George Soros as a foreign interloper with a "secret plot to thwart Brexit." "Butt out, Mr Soros. You can keep your tainted money," said the Daily Mail.

07:08

Taliban predicts Afghan War could last 100 years with no result, wants US to start peace talks Signs of the Times

The Taliban has published a letter slamming the US president's new Afghan strategy. It urges Americans and their elected representatives to lobby Donald Trump to choose negotiations, not escalation, in war-torn Afghanistan. The 10-page letter released by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid makes use of statistics and figures in an attempt to sway the "American people" and "peace-loving congressmen" to pressure the White House into peace talks with the group - a move which Trump has publicly opposed. Citing the "3,546 American and foreign soldiers" killed and the "87 percent rise" in heroin production in 2017, the letter argues that "if the policy of using force is continued for another one hundred years, the outcome will be the same ... as you have observed over the last six months since the initiation of Trump's new strategy." Last year, Trump announced "new rules of engagement" for US troops in Afghanistan. The US president also ordered 3,000 more troops to the country, vowing that "we're going to finish what we have to finish, what nobody else has been able to finish, we're going to be able to do it." Pentagon officials claim that the "new strategy" has yielded results - an assertion the Taliban disputes in its letter. "Only in past September - in accordance with Trump's new strategy - American forces used all their new powers and carried out 751 airstrikes. You should ask your generals that despite using such force, have you retaken even a single inch of land from the Taliban, or have they become even more powerful?" Comment: Senator Paul tells it like it is. Worth a quick listen.

07:07

Pence: Prospects raised for talks with N. Korea but sanctions must go on Signs of the Times

US Vice President Mike Pence says Washington is open to talks with North Korea. Even though he emphasized talks are not negotiations, it shows the US has changed its attitude. "We want to make sure North Korea understands us, and if there's an opportunity for talks that can communicate the fixed policy of the United States of America to them, the president has made it clear he always believes in talking. But talking is not negotiation - talking is understanding one another," Pence said on Wednesday. The idea on meeting with North Korea has been rejected by Washington for months, as the New York Times reported. Pence's decision comes at a time of increasing rapprochement between Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leadership and South Korean president Moon Jae-In, after DPRK senior advisor Kim Yo-Jong invited Moon for further talk on the sidelines of the 2018 Winter Olympics, currently being held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The decision was considered a victory for thawing relations between the Koreas.

07:05

Blog: Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 12, 2018 RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Journalist released, said he was sexually abused in custody Turkish authorities on February 14 released from prison photojournalist ada Erdoan after an Istanbul court decided he should be tried without arrest, the online newspaper Art Gerek reported....

Has Western chauvinism against Russia gone berserk? Signs of the Times

For you non-sports minded Russia watchers, the ethically flawed antics of the IOC (International Olympic Committee), WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and Western mass media at large, highlight a predominating anti-Russian bias that has a definite bigoted aspect. Having personally penned the title of this essay, let me say that the February 1 CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) decision favoring Russian athletes, is proof positive that not everyone in the West is motivated (subconsciously or otherwise) by anti-Russian sentiment. Upon announcing its decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (with some Russian athletes competing under the Olympic flag and "Olympic Athlete from Russia" designation), the IOC indicated that the WADA propped-up McLaren report's claim of a Russian state-sponsored Olympic and Paralympic doping campaign hasn't been proven. Yet, this fact hasn't stopped the BBC and New York Times from falsely stating that the IOC decision is based on a primary Russian government culpability. Without definitively making the case in the open, the IOC said that there were testing irregularities at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, that favored some Russian athletes.

07:04

Trump administration wants to decide food SNAP choices Signs of the Times

The Trump administration is proposing a major shake-up in one of the country's most important "safety net" programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. Under the proposal, most SNAP recipients would lose much of their ability to choose the food they buy with their SNAP benefits. The proposal is included in the Trump administration budget request for fiscal year 2019. It would require approval from Congress. Under the proposal, which was announced Monday, low-income Americans who receive at least $90 a month - just over 80 percent of all SNAP recipients - would get about half of their benefits in the form of a "USDA Foods package." The package was described in the budget as consisting of "shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables." The boxes would not include fresh fruits or vegetables. Currently, SNAP beneficiaries get money loaded onto an EBT card they can use to buy what they want as long as it falls under the guidelines. The administration says the move is a "cost-effective approach" with "no loss in food benefits to participants."

07:03

Syrian forces shot down 13 Israeli air-launched cruise missiles in Feb. 10 encounter Signs of the Times

The Syrian military shot down 13 Israeli air-launched cruise missiles additionally to the F-16I multirole fighter, which crashed in Israel, during the February 10 encounter in Syrian airspace, the Russian newspaper Izvestia reported on February 14 citing a source in the Syrian General Staff. MORE ABOUT THE ENCOUNTER According to the report, the Syrian military used S-200, Buk and Pantsir-S systems against Israeli aircraft and missiles. During the first strike on Syria, Israeli aircraft reportedly launched 11 air-launched cruise missiles. 8 of them were intercepted. During the second strike, Israeli aircraft launched 7 air-launched cruise missiles. Syrian forces intercepted 5 of them. The report added that the missiles were the key target of Syrian forces. The only aircraft, which violated Syrian airspace, was also shot down. It was the aforementioned F-16I. Russian and Syrian sources reached by Izvestia did not deny or confirm reports that the F-16I was targeted with an old-fashioned S-200 missile. The article also provided additional details about the February 7 incident when Israeli warplanes struck the Damascus countryside. According to the article, Israeli aircraft launched 8 missiles and Syrian forces intercepted 6 of them.

07:00

The Jewish Taliban? West Bank settler fanatics demand gender-specific pools remain - mixed pools are "as serious as incest" Signs of the Times

Residents of one of Israeli settlements in the West Bank are clashing in court over whether men and women should be allowed to visit the pool together. A number of Kiryat Arba residents have petitioned the High Court of Justice to help them deal with a mixed swimming ban currently imposed at the only local pool, Haaretz reports. The petitioners argue that the ban, which prohibits men and women from visiting the pool at the same time, constitutes "extreme religious coercion" and have asked that the pool be opened several hours a week for mixed swimming. Their opponents, however, insist that mixed-gender swimming is "as serious as incest or violating the Sabbath." A lawyer representing Kiryat Arba Local Council warned that local rabbis also threatened to urge the public not to visit the pool at all if the petitioners succeed in their endeavor.

07:00

Iran Accuses Lizards And Chameleons Of Espionage The Daily Sheeple

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Iranian military advisor Hassan Firuzabadi told media outlets earlier this week that lizards lurking deep in the uranium mines were spying on the Iranian government. The lizards are being accused of attracting atomic waves and delivering intel to the United States on the nuclear actions of Iran.

According to National Geographic, Firuzabadis comments came after being asked about a group of environmentalists under arrest since late January. The Times of Israel, a local Iranian news agency, quoted Firuzabadi as saying that in the environmentalists possession the Iranians found lizards and chameleons, claiming these animals were deployed to find out where Iran was mining and developing uranium.

Firuzabadi said the espionage effort has failed, even though he believes the lizards skin attracts atomic waves. But scientists disagree with Irans military advisor. Lizard skin isnt capable of absorbing measurable atomic waves, say scientists, and as cold-blooded animals, the lizards likely would not have sought out cool, dark caves. (Although these cave-dwelling crocs may be becoming a new species.)

This isnt the first time an animal has been accused of being an international spy. In 2007, Iran detained 14 squirrels that local news agencies said were equipped with spying equipment. Allegedly, the squirrels had some sort of small recording or radio device that was used for eavesdropping. At the time, national police confirmed they were aware of the story, but did not divulge more information about where they thought the squirrels came from or what happened to them.

The Saudis have also detained animals and accused them of espionage. An Israeli vulture was detained in 2011 by the Saudi Arabian government....

06:53

Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam MintPress News

Since time immemorial, it has been an article of faith of every Muslim that suicide is Haram (prohibited) in Islam. There is a well-known Islamic precept that whoever commits suicide will go straight to hell. But the Takfirists (those who declare others as heretics) have invented a new interpretation of Islam in which suicide is glorified as martyrdom and suicide bombing is employed as a weapon to cause widespread fear.

Historically, suicide bombing as a weapon of war was invented by the Tamil Tigers during the eighties in their war against the Sri Lankan armed forces. The Tamils are a Hindu ethnic group of northern Sri Lanka who were marginalized by the Buddhist majority and they led a civil war in the country from 1976 until they were defeated by the Sri Lankan armed forces Northern Offensive in 2009.

Among the Muslims, suicide bombing as a tactical weapon was first adopted by the Islamic Jihad in the Israel-Palestine conflict during the Second Intifada that lasted from 2000 to 2005. Then the transnational terrorists of al-Qaeda adopted suicide bombing as a weapon of choice in some of their audacious terror attacks in the US and Europe. And after that, all the regional militant groups including the Taliban in Afghanistan, al-Shabab in Somalia, Boko Haram in Nigeria and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have also adopted suicide bombing as a tactical weapon in their rebellions against regional adversaries.

The phenomena of militancy and insurgency anywhere in the world has less to do with religious extremism and more with the weak writ of the state in remote rural and tribal areas of the Third Worlds impoverished countries, which is sometimes further exacerbated by the deliberate arming of certain militant groups by regional and global players.

The Afghan jihadists of today, for instance, are a legacy of the Cold War when they were trained and armed by the CIA against the former Soviet Union with the help of Pakistans security agencies and the Gulfs petrodollars. Similarly, the Islamic States militants in Syria and Iraq are a product of Washingtons proxy war in Syria in which Sunni militants were trained and armed in the border regions of Turkey and Jordan to battle the Shia-led government in Syria in order to contain the Shia resistance comprised of Iran, Syria and their Lebanon-based proxy, Hezbollah, which constituted a threat to Israels regional security.

Reagan...

06:52

Basic training chief says US recruits "entitled, undisciplined, not fit to throw grenades" Signs of the Times

The US Army training program will be overhauled with a focus on discipline and physical exercises after multiple complaints about new recruits. The Army will drop hand grenade throwing and land navigation qualifications. The existing Basic Combat Training (BCT) program will be redesigned, Maor General Malcolm Frost, head of the US Army Center of Initial Military Training, told Military.com. The expected overhaul, scheduled to go into effect this summer, is the result of multiple commanders complaining about new soldiers demonstrating undisciplined behavior as well as overall sloppy performance. "What leaders have observed in general is they believe that there is too much of a sense of entitlement, questioning of lawful orders, not listening to instruction, too much of a buddy mentality with NCOs [non-commissioned officers] and officers and a lot of tardiness being late to formation and duties," Frost said. This decision was made after analyzing data from some 27,000 reports from officers, warrant officers and non-commissioned officers, according to Frost. Boosting discipline and morals of the new soldiers was deemed the top priority. "The number-one thing that was asked for five-fold or five times as much as any of the other categories was discipline," he said.

06:49

Supporting terrorists is main objective of US-led coalition forces inside Syria blogfactory

Syrias ambassador to the UN says the prime objective of the US-led military coalition, which is purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri group, is supporting terrorists operating in the Arab country.

Bashar Jaafari said in a statement to the UN Security Council on Thursday that the US presence in Syria violates the 15-member bodys resolutions and the UN Charter.

He also accused the US, France and Britain of having made every effort to undermine Syria and its people and exploit the media to reach this end, distort the reality of what is happening and mislead the public opinion regarding the humanitarian suffering of civilians due to the practices of armed terrorist groups.

He further stressed that the main task of US-led coalition is supporting terrorists in Syria, citing the February 8 illegitimate attack on pro-government forces fighting Daesh in Syrias eastern Dayr al-Zawr Province as a proof.

The US decision on military intervention in Syria was illegitimate and unilateral under the pretext of fighting the Daesh terrorist organization, then Washington declared that it wants to establish military bases to preserve the strategic security and the security of its allies and later on it made clear that they are in Syria to create armed militias which will control oil, gas and water resources and establish a mini-state, he said.

The US and its allies back militants fighting to topple the Syrian government. They have also been bombarding what they call Daesh positions inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

The strikes, however, have on many occasions resulted in civilian casualties and failed to fulfill their declared aim of countering terrorism.

Elsewhere in his statement, the Syrian envoy criticized the Western countries for remaining silent on the repeated Israeli attacks on the Syrian territory, the most recent of which was the February 10 aggression.

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06:49

US Blames Iran and Syria for Israeli Aggression The Sleuth Journal

US Blames Iran and Syria for Israeli Aggression | benjamin-netanyahu | World News

Washington and Israel coordinate their military activities, partnering in regional aggression.

Both countries bear full responsibility for preemptive Israeli attacks against Syrian targets on Saturday.

Do they signal more to come or will Israel back off after Syria downed one of its warplanes, one or more others reportedly struck and damaged?

Does Syria have upgraded air defense capability able to give Israel pause about further aerial attacks on the country even from Lebanese or its own airspace?

Saturdays pre-dawn incident marked the first time an Israeli warplane was shot down since its aggression on Lebanon in 1982 so-called Operation Peace for Galilee.

At the time, Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir said its war on Lebanon was launched because of a terrible dangernot so much a military one as a political one.

No threat or justification existed. Around 18,000 Palestinians and Lebanese were massacred before it ended, including thousands in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, then-defense minister Ariel Sharon using Phalangist gunmen to do Israeli dirty work in the camps.

Hezbollah was born out of Israels 1982 Lebanon aggression. Today its a formidable resistance force against its imperial aims, along with being part of the Lebanese government.

On Saturday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert defended Israeli aggression on Syria, saying:

The United States is deeply concerned about todays escalation of violence over Israels border and strongly supports Israels sovereign right to defend itself, adding:

Irans calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the region from Yemen to Lebanon at risk.

The US continues to push back on the totality of Irans malign activities in the region and calls for an end to Iranian behavior that threatens peace and stability.

The White House a...

06:45

Heres why the Florida high school mass shooting was a false flag black operation The Event Chronicle

Immediate Demands for Gun Control

All the usual Democrats, who have attempted to gut the Second Amendment over many years, were tweeting the urgency to strip Americans of their right to bear arms while the crime scene was in the early stages of investigation.

By State of the Nation

FALSE FLAG PROOF:  The following MSM video indicates the accused shooter  Nikolas Cruz   was talking to a former student in the hallway soon after shots rang out.  Right after they parted ways, she heard more shots.  Was he hiding his AR-15 in his back pocket?

VIDEO: Second Shooter Confirmed at Florida High School

RELATED: There was obviously, definitely, another shooter involved: Stoneman Douglas High School student

PARKLAND, FL FEBRUARY 14: People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Really, how suspicious is that?!  Calls for draconian G U N  C O N T R O L measures before all the shots are fired?

The Democrats are always looking to distract from their naked criminality associated with Russiagate, FISAgate, DossiergateIntelgate, Emailgate, Weinergate, etc.  The list of their treasonous scandals really does go on and onand they know it.

What...

06:44

US-backed Kurdish forces withdraw from Deir Ezzor as tensions raise possibility for clashes with Syrian army Signs of the Times

The sources reported on Thursday that the Syrian army has dispatched a large number of forces and military equipment to Wadi al-Forat region in Deir Ezzur. They added that the Syrian army soldiers have strengthened their positions in the region, patrolling the Western banks of the Euphrates river. Certain field sources also confirmed that the US-backed Kurds are on alert and have reinforced their positions, adding that there is a high possibility for clashes between them and the Syrian army.

06:44

Florida School Shooting: Video Confirms Multiple Shooters, Co-Ordinated Attack Your News Wire

The mainstream media narrative about the Florida school shooting has been debunked by explosive eyewitness interviews that confirm there were multiple shooters involved in a co-ordinated attack. The mass shooting in Parkland, Florida is one [...]

06:42

Heavy rains cause widespread flooding across Jakarta, Indonesia Signs of the Times

Heavy rains on Thursday morning caused mild to severe flooding across Jakarta that paralyzed traffic along several major streets in the capital. According to the official Twitter account of the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), at least six streets in Central Jakarta had been flooded since 10 a.m. Floodwaters reached a height of 100 centimeters along an underpass in Kebon Kosong, Kemayoran. Floods also hit Jl. Sukarjo Wiryopranoto, Jl. Letjen Suprapto, Jl. Agus Salim, Jl. Wahid Hasyim and Jl. Palbatu, with floodwaters reaching up to 40 centimeters.

06:41

US troops in Kurdish uniform may be targeted by Olive Branch forces Turkish Deputy PM blogfactory

US troops fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish militias in the same uniform may be targeted by the Turkish army due to the difficulty of distinguishing them in the heat of battle, Turkeys Deputy PM has warned.

The unambiguous warning comes at a time when Turkish troops are making further advances into the Kurdish-held Syrian province of Afrin as part of Operation Olive Branch. Previously, Ankara complained that the American troops embedding with Kurdish militias regarded as terrorists in Turkey is unacceptable for the US-Turkish alliance.

Speaking to CNN Turk on Sunday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said if US troops wear terrorists clothes and find themselves among terrorists of the Kurdish YPG forces attacking the Turkish troops, there is no chance that we [will] make a distinction at this point.

He stressed that any person bearing weapons and fighting alongside the Kurds is our target. However, Bozdag added neither side wants open confrontation. Ankara has made it clear that US troops present in the area should stay away from where the Turks operate, and should not assist their Kurdish allies, he said.

We are clearly saying that we do not want to confront our ally, the United States. I am sure that they do not want to face Turkey and Turkish armed forces, Bozdag stated.

There have been numerous reports suggesting US Special Forces (SOF) teams use the insignia of Kurdish paramilitary groups. In May last year, an AFP photographer made a number of images showing armed men in uniform identified by Syrian rebels as US SOF operators in a pickup truck equipped with an Mk 19 grenade launcher.

The soldiers, sporting top-notch weapons and body armor, were wearing YPG badges. At the time, the Pentagon said insignias and other identifying marks with their partner forces were being worn in order to blend in with the community.

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06:36

Turkey asks US to remove Kurdish fighters from Washington-backed Syrian militia blogfactory

Turkey has asked Washington to end its support for Kurdish fighters and remove them from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). It comes amid growing tensions between the NATO allies.

Speaking after a NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said he had told his US counterpart, Jim Mattis, that Washingtons support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has helped Kurdish rebels in Turkey grow and strengthen, posing an increasingly existentialthreat to Turkey.

Canikli said he presented documents to Mattis which prove organic links between the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), recognized as terrorist by the US, EU and Turkey. He also said that he disputed Mattis description of the SDF as being dominated by Arabs, saying the force is completely controlled by the YPG.

We demanded this relationship be ended, I mean we want them to end all the support given to the Syrian arm of the PKK, the YPG, Canliki said. We demanded this structure be removed from SDF.

Mattis, for his part, said the US and Turkey are having an open dialogue about their growing differences over the fight in Syria and finding common ground.

I believe we are finding common ground and there are areas of uncommon ground where sometimes war just gives you bad alternatives to choose from, Mattis said following the meeting. He described discussions with Canikli as absolutely open and honest dialogue and insisted the two countries are coming together on what we can do together.

The US considers Syrian Kurds to be vital in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria, and earlier this week unveiled a budget plan which would send $550 million in new assistance to Syrian opposition forces. That money would include $300 million for training and equipment and $250 million for a border security force which would enhance security in former IS strongholds and stem the flow of militants.

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06:35

Moscow: '5 people could have been killed in US airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor, and we're not even sure they were Russians' Signs of the Times

The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the death of five Russian nationals in the US-led coalition's strike in Syria, but their citizenship has yet to be verified. "According to preliminary data, as a result of the armed conflict, the reasons for which are now being clarified, five people, presumably Russian citizens, could have been killed. There are also injured people, but all this requires verification - in particular, first of all, their citizenship - whether they are all citizens of Russia or other countries. I would like to stress once again that we are not talking about Russian servicemen," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing. According to Zakharova, reports of hundreds of Russian citizens killed in the airstrike are "disinformation" by anti-government forces.

06:30

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06:28

UPDATES: Former student Nicolas de Jesus Cruz blamed for Florida school shooting Signs of the Times

An American nightmare unfolded Wednesday afternoon at a North Broward high school after a former student came onto campus and opened fire, killing 17. Details are beginning to emerge amid a flurry of police activity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where students puzzled at the sound of a fire alarm going off just before dismissal were launched into a panic when gunfire punctuated the din. As teachers and students fled hallways and hid under desks, a former student who teachers and parents say was known to be dangerous came onto campus and unloaded, leaving a trail of bodies and stunned confusion in his wake. Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, 19, has been taken into police custody. The Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting 17 dead, and is still working to clear all the buildings at the massive school, home to about 3,200 students. They have yet to name a motive for the shooting, which they say doesn't immediately appear to have been prompted by any confrontation.

06:26

Nuclear submarine senior commander who 'took eye off the ball' sentenced over collision Signs of the Times

Commander Justin Codd, 45, was sentenced to forfeiting a year of seniority after his hearing at Portsmouth naval base for negligently hazarding the submarine HMS Ambush. The Astute-class submarine was taken out of service for three months to undergo repairs costing 2.1 million. Captain John Atwill, prosecuting, said Codd was leading a group of students on the final day of the Perisher training course when the accident happened off Gibraltar on July 20, 2016. He explained that the students were practicing controlling the submarine at periscope depth and observing shipping movements.

06:26

Beach cam captures meteor fireball lighting up the skies over Dawlish, UK Signs of the Times

This is the moment a webcam captured a bright fireball light up the sky over Dawlish before fizzling out. Dawlish Beach Cam runs a 24-hour live feed from their web cams at Dawlish, and one eagle-eyed viewer spotted the astrological phenomenon. A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon. When the object enters the atmosphere, various factors like friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate that energy.

06:23

Smash socialism, Theresa May tells British 1% richest Dear Kitty. Some blog

Theresa May cartoon

By Julie Hyland in Britain:

UK Prime Minister May calls for fight to defeat socialism

15 February 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May pledged a renewed fight to defeat socialism before an audience of ultra-wealthy donors last week at the Conservative Partys annual fundraising dinner.

Those arriving in chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces, Bentleys and Jaguars at the Black and White Ball, held in the Natural History Museum in London, paid 15,000 to get through the door.

What a shame that this beautiful museum is abused for such a right-wing orgy of the 1% richest people.

Black and White Ball: one wonders whether there was racist blackface performance, like in the Black and White Minstrel Show which used to be on British TV until 1978, and on stage until 1989.

It looks like the Presidents Club event for the same 1% also in London, which recently there was the scandal of waitresses being harassed sexually. One wonders whether something similar happened at the Black and White Ball.

Once inside, the multi-millionaires and billionaires were wined and dined in luxury, while competing for prizes that included the personal attention of the prime minister and leading members of her cabinet.

A day with May secured a winning bid of 55,000 from one unnamed donor. Dinner with Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, in the Churchill War Rooms in Westminster fetched 30,000 and a home-cooked dinner with Environment Secretary...

06:21

Greece and the changing nature of the far Left blogfactory

Europes Left has finally renounced the Syriza Party (acronym for Coalition of the Radical Left), as Jean-Luc Mlenchon of France Insoumise or Unsubmissive France calls for Greeces Syriza booted out of the Alliance of Leftists. Greeces PM Tsipras of the Syriza Party faux Left is way too far Right!

In stark contrast to Syrizas Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, Monsieur Mlenchon, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), calls for (a) an end to presidential monarchy in France, (b) enhanced environmental protections, (c) increased labor rights, and in harmony with his hard left sympathies, lo and behold, (d) a 100% income tax on those earning over 360,000 a year.

As for Syriza, Mlenchon says it has become impossible to rub shoulders with Syriza and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras given attacks on working people. Unfortunately for hard working Greeks, that may be a gross understatement. It now appears they were sold a bill of goods by PM Alexis Tsipras representing the Left since January 2015, as he infamously serves to please, time and time again, whenever Wolfgang Schuble (DE), the Eurozones notorious Hatch Man, frowns, oh so frequently!

According to SocialistWorker.org: In January 2015, the Coalition of the Radical Left, or SYRIZA, was swept into office on a huge tide of votes in national elections. There was immense hope that the new government led by a party that had remained uncompromising in its opposition to austerity would finally stand up to the European Union and defend working class living standards ravaged by the economic crisis and the punishing Memorandums demanded by the lenders. Yet by July of that year, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had capitulated, signing up to a new Memorandum. The attacks on workers, the poor and immigrants have continued unabated.

After years of being screwed over, Greece is so bloody exhausted from hard right European Troika aka: European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF screwing that the country resembles a haggard dark-eyed nymphomaniac hard-core heroin addict at the first break of dawn, squinting into blinding brightness, too hacked to sit up in bed. Now, after years of raw naked brutality, Greece has morphed into a forlorn soulless zombie with nothing more to lose.

In its latest installment of Robbing Greece Blind, big bad Troika has instituted (1) a new raft of privatizations and (2) benefit cuts, including cuts to child care, as well as disability benefits, (3) the sale of 14 additional public assets, and (4) stern measures to facilitate repossession and sale of properties of families who fall behind in payments. Oh yeah, also, (5) longer working hours for teachers; thus, providing some kind of arrangement for kids when their parents are evicted.

06:20

Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot MintPress News

GAZA  (Analysis) Near the end of last month, Haaretz reported that, according to an expert hydrologist, 97 percent of Gazas drinking water has been contaminated by sewage and salt. The UN also confirmed that this was the case early last year, and clearly, the situation has remained unchanged even up until 2018. Robert Piper, the UNs local coordinator for humanitarian and development activities, has called the situation really very serious and stated that [w]e are falling far behind the demand for clean drinking water for Gazans.

This kind of mistreatment is part and parcel of an overall package of deprivation that continues to plague the Palestinian people. There are some 2 million residents in Gaza affected by this egregious policy, famously one of the most densely populated areas on the planet. Gazas water resources are fully controlled by Israel and the division of groundwater is something that was provided for in the Oslo II Accord. However, despite the fact that under the Accord Israel is allocated four times the Palestinian portion of water resources, it has been revealed that Israel has been extracting 80 percent more water from the West Bank than it agreed to.

In 2009, the World Bank wrote that the responsibility was on the government of Israel to recognize that water and sanitation is a central component of the Gaza Strip humanitarian crisis and make arrangements to facilitate fuel distribution to some 170 water and sewage pumps in Gaza; maintain the Beit Lahiya Sewage Lake; and restore regular electricity supply in order to reduce dependence on fuel for generators.

According to the World Bank, at the time, almost all of Gazas population was without running water and was dependent on stored water supplies. The World Bank also noted that nearly all sewage and water pumps were out of operation due to lack of electricity and diminished fuel supplies, something that we will address below. But once again, these deficiencies...

06:19

WHO Chief Warns World Is At Risk Of Another Global Pandemic Your News Wire

According to the World Health Organisations director general Tedros Adhanom the world is at risk of another deadly global pandemic, similar to the outbreaks that wiped out hundreds of millions of people in the past. [...]

06:18

Cops, FBI, and border agents love Trump Signs of the Times

Law enforcement is pushing back hard on Democratic charges that President Trump's criticism of top FBI and Justice officials is a demoralizing attack on the rank and file, with one top cop saying there is "no doubt" that Trump has been better for police than former President Obama. "The majority of law enforcement is very, very pleased with this administration because he truly does support law enforcement and it doesn't matter at what level. He supports law enforcement and that's very important," said Sheriff Harold Eavenson of Rockwall County, Texas, and president of the National Sheriffs' Association. Eavenson, overseeing the group's legislative meeting in Washington this week, said he has heard support for Trump from the streets to the management of the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. "I have talked with some of those guys at the supervisor level down to the agent level and they are absolutely enthralled with President Trump. They like him because they can do their the job the way it is supposed to be done," he said in an interview. Trump's foes have suggested that his criticism of the politicization inside the FBI and Justice, displayed fully in newly-released reports and texts quoting officials pleading for Hillary Rodham Clinton to win the 2016 election, has sunk morale in law enforcement.

06:17

FLASHBACK: US Companies To Extract Rare Minerals From Afghanistan To 'Defray Cost Of US Assistance' Signs of the Times

U.S. Companies are planning on taking a larger role in extracting Afghanistan's enormous reserves of valuable rare earth minerals, Reuters reported after U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Thursday. According to a White House statement, the presidents agreed that the development of Afghan minerals by U.S. companies would "develop materials critical to national security," as well as "defray some of the costs of United States assistance as Afghans become more self-reliant." Afghanistan has some of the world's largest un-extracted reserves of rare earth minerals valuable in electronic production, such as lithium, as well as gold and various gemstones. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the total value at at least US$1 trillion.

06:16

The cruel continued persecution of Julian Assange by New World order hidden hands blogfactory

Julian Assanges latest attempt to have his outstanding UK arrest warrant dropped has failed in what stands as one of the most blatant and cruel examples of the British legal system being wielded as an instrument of persecution against a man whose only crime is speaking truth to power.

The judge presiding over his case, and who summarily dismissed it, was Lady Arbuthnot of Edrom. Yes, you read that right. In the second decade of the 21st century the UK legal system is still dominated by the kind of people whose morning workout consists of flogging the butler. Lady Arbuthnot also happens to be the wife of Tory peer and former junior Defence Minister Lord James Arbuthnot, whose father was Major Sir John Sinclair Wemyss Arbuthnot.

By now you should be getting the idea. These ridiculous products of privilege and the British public school system (private education for those unfamiliar with the quixotic and arcane code of the British ruling elite) are the guardians of a status quo of class oppression at home and imperialism abroad. In daring to rip off the mask of civility and moral rectitude behind which they and their masters in the US have long carried out their acts of brutality and barbarity at home and around the world, Assange is on the receiving end of their considerable wrath.

If Julian Assange had been confined to a foreign embassy in Moscow or Beijing for five years, on the same grounds on which he has been confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, his plight would have been a cause celebre, sparking calls for boycotts, sanctions, and action at the UN on the part of free speech and prisoner of conscience liberals in the West who are never done excoriating Russia and China.

As it is the UN has already intervened in the matter of the plight of the Wikileaks founder. In February 2016 the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention determined that the arbitrary detention of Julian Assange should be brought to an end, that his physical integrity and freedom of movement be respected, and that he should be entitled to an enforceable right to compensation.

Given that the Swedish authorities dropped their investigation into the original charges of rape and sexual molestation made against Assange in 2010 and which he has always denied and claims were politically motivated the outstanding UK arrest warrant for breaching bail conditions in 2012 which relates to those charges is surely now moot. Julian Assange, you may recall, sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London fearing not extradition to Sweden but to the US over his role as founder and public face of Wikileaks.

In 2018 not only does the threat of extradition to the US continue to hang over him with this outstanding UK arrest warrant, if anything the threat is even greater, what with the...

06:14

Possible meteor fireball reported in southeast Newfoundland Signs of the Times

A woman in Deer Park is looking for others who may have seen what she believes was a meteor zipping through the skies in the early morning hours. Danielle Dewling was outside her house just before 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when she noticed a dazzling sight in the sky. She says she looked up and saw a big flash of orange streaking through the sky that looked like a meteor from the movie 'Armageddon.' The Royal Astronomical Society says it hasn't received any reports as of now, but urges anyone who may have seen the supposed meteor to report it to the group.

06:07

Northeast Ohio residents report hearing loud boom, ground shaking Signs of the Times

Did you hear a loud boom or feel a small tremor on Tuesday? Several WYTV viewers said they heard a loud noise, followed by shaking. The Youngstown area has had earthquakes in the past, but what happened on Tuesday could have been something completely different. Lowellville residents experienced it around 3 p.m., but there were reports of the same thing in Liberty five hours earlier. Two separate locations, both felt the ground shake. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said it didn't detect an earthquake. "Our alert system detected nothing in the Youngstown area yesterday and I looked through other seismic data from the area as well, and found no indication of any earthquake activity at the times reported," a spokesperson said.

06:06

Three skiers killed by avalanche in the Pyrenees, France Signs of the Times

Three skiers have been found dead in a resort in south-western France after being buried by an avalanche in an off-piste area, officials say. The three French men, one aged 29 and two 38, had gone missing on Wednesday night in the Cauterets resort in the Pyrenees mountains. On Tuesday, a 19-year-old skier died in an avalanche in the resort of Gavarnie, also in the Pyrenees. Officials warn of the risks of going off-piste, where most accidents happen. This year has seen heavy snowfall in the region and also across the Alps. The bad weather reportedly continued in the Pyrenees and some lifts were closed.

06:00

Animals with white winter camouflage could struggle to adapt to climate change RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Animals that turn white in the winter to hide themselves in snowy landscapes could struggle... The post Animals with white winter camouflage could struggle to adapt to climate change appeared first on Carbon Brief.

06:00

What Do We Know About Florida? The Event Chronicle

In this video, Jason Bermas talks about the tragedy in Parkland Florida and how all the signs were there yet no one seemed to listen, as well as some of the common denominators in these type of events.

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06:00

There was obviously, definitely, another shooter involved: Stoneman Douglas High School student The Event Chronicle

He was definitely not the only shooter

By Shepard Ambellas

PARKLAND, Fla. (INTELLIHUB) Stoneman High School student and Valentines Day shooting survivor Alexa Miednik told a reporter that she spoke with the alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz in the hallway just after shots rang out at the other end of the building and said she knows that there was definitely another shooter.

It appears that the mainstream media and authorities have been actively covering up the fact that at least one other shooter was on the ground at the school Wednesday.

The young lady said that she had just gotten back to her classroom after a bathroom break and was knocking on the classroom door when the fire bell rang which prompted the schools principal to come over the loudspeaker and announce the evacuation.

[] the fire alarm went off and the principal came on the speaker and just said everyone needs to evacuate right now, she explained. As I was going down the stairs I heard a couple of shots fired.

Everyone was freaking out saying it was a gun, then, as we were walking, the whole class together, I was actually speaking to the suspect, Nikolas Cruz Miednik maintained as she physically motioned her fingers to form air quotes around the word suspect.

The student confirmed that she was, in fact, speaking to Cruz in the hallway as they were making their way to the buildings exit along with others and admits that Cruz was trouble in middle school.

Astonishingly, while the two were conversing in the hallway before making their exit, Miednik said she jokingly told Cruz: Im surprised you werent the one that did it.

According to the young lady Cruz then replied: Huh? [dumbfounded look]

When asked if she was scared, Miednik replied: No not at the moment because there was obviously, definitely, another shooter involved.

He was definitely not the only shooter, she said. When shots were fired I saw him [right]after the fact, so, and the shots were coming from the other part of the building so there definitely had to be at least two shooters involved.

Miednik did not see any wounded students.

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06:00

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06:00

Shampoo is causing air pollution, but let's not lose our heads RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

In Western cities, household products like deodorants and paints are a bigger source of air pollution than vehicle exhausts so here's what we need to do

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05:53

Smoking rooms in bars, restaurants banned in the Netherlands Signs of the Times

Restaurants, bars and cafes in the Netherlands may no longer have smoking areas, the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by non-smokers association Clean Air Nederland (CAN), RTL Nieuws reports. The Netherlands banned smoking in restaurants and the like in 2008, but added an exception for specially designated smoking areas that must comply to certain rules. The court now ruled that this exception for smoking rooms is contrary to the World Health Organization's rules on combating tobacco use. The ruling is a hard blow for the catering industry, which used smoking rooms to still attract smokers to their cafe or restaurant.

05:52

Was the DNC even hacked? It's looking less likely every day as Russiagate narrative crumbles Signs of the Times

Prior to the publication of the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, the DNC server intrusion and the Podesta email account "hack" were put forward as the first pieces of evidence that Russia was running a weaponized cyber campaign to support then-candidate Trump. But what if these hacking allegations are entirely baseless, just like the "salacious and unverified" allegations in the infamous dossier? At the tail end of the 2016 presidential election season, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) spun the mainstream media into a frenzy by announcing that its servers had been hacked. The supposedly shocking news came just months after the Gmail account of Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta was "hacked," resulting in his emails falling into the hands of WikiLeaks. Shortly thereafter, most of the media reported as fact the DNC's determination that "the Russians" were responsible for the hacking of both the DNC and the Podesta email account. Since then, many in the media have long concluded, based on the word of a political organization, that Vladimir Putin's Russia was all in on then-candidate Trump's electoral ambitions. This of course proved the wild conspiracies in the "Trump-Russia" dossier, too, they rationalized.

05:50

Syria's UN Envoy Bashar Jaafari Says That US-Led Coalition 'Deliberately' Destroyed 90% of Raqqa Signs of the Times

The US-led Coalition to defeat the Daesh terrorist group (banned in Russia) has intentionally destroyed 90 percent of Syria's town of Raqqa, Syrian permanent representative to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari told the UN Security Council on Wednesday. "This coalition has deliberately destroyed 90 percent of the city of Raqqa," Jaafari said. "This coalition has not felt to uphold its commitment to neutralize the mines left behind by Daesh." The statement follows the February 12 press release by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch, saying that landmines planted by the Daesh terrorist group in the Syrian city of Raqqa have killed or wounded hundreds of civilians, including more than 150 children.

05:47

Florida governor says 'people with mental illness should not touch a gun' Signs of the Times

Florida Governor Rick Scott says he wants to make sure people with mental issues "do not touch a gun" in the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida. The suspect was able to purchase his weapon legally. The 19-year-old suspected shooter in the attack, Nikolas Cruz, had been dealing with mental health issues for some time, according to a statement from officials. A family lawyer said Cruz was depressed. Yet the teen was able to purchase a gun legally in Florida. "The violence has to stop. We cannot lose another child in this country to violence in a school," Scott said ."If someone is mentally ill, they should not have access to a gun ... None of us want anything like this to happen again." The governor made the comments at a press briefing following Wednesday's shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida. Seventeen people were killed and many others injured in the shooting. The attack took place shortly before the end of the school day in Parkland, a town about 45 miles north of Miami.

05:45

The Military Industrial Complex Strikes Again: War Spending Will Bankrupt America The Event Chronicle

By John Whitehead

Mark my words, Americas war spending will bankrupt the nation.

For that matter, Americas war spending has already bankrupted the nation to the tune of more than $20 trillion dollars.

Now the Trump Administration is pushing for a $4.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2019 that would add $7 trillion to the already unsustainable federal deficit in order to sustain Americas military empire abroad and dramatically expand the police state here at home. Trump also wants American taxpayers to cover the cost of building that infamous border wall.

Truly, Trump may turn out to be, as policy analyst Stan Collender warned, the biggest deficit- and debt-increasing president of all time.

For those in need of a quick reminder: A budget deficit is the difference between what the federal government spends and what it takes in. The national debt, also known as the public debt, is the result of the federal government borrowing money to cover years and years of budget deficits.

Right now, the U.S. government is operating in the negative on every front: its spending far more than what it makes (and takes from the American taxpayers) and it is borrowing heavily (from foreign governments and Social Security) to keep the government operating and keep funding its endless wars abroad.

This is how military empires fall and fail: by spreading themselves too thin and spending themselves to death.

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05:42

FLASHBACK: Austria's 2015 reforms to their 1912 Islam Law: No foreign meddling, one legal system for all Austrians Signs of the Times

The Austrian parliament has approved controversial reforms to the country's century-old Islam Law (Islamgesetz), governing the status of Muslims in the country. The new law, which was passed on February 25, is aimed at integrating Muslims and fighting Islamic radicalism by promoting an "Islam with an Austrian character." Among other changes, the new law seeks to reduce outside meddling by prohibiting foreign funding for mosques, imams and Muslim organizations in Austria. It also stresses that Austrian law must take precedence over Islamic Sharia law for Muslims living in the country. The Austrian government says the new law is a milestone and could serve as a model for the rest of Europe. But Muslim groups say it is discriminatory and have vowed to challenge it in court. The new law overhauls the original Islam Law, which dates back to 1912. The original law was passed in order to help integrate Muslim soldiers into the Habsburg Imperial Army after the Austro-Hungarian Empire annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908. The law recognized Islam as an official religion in Austria, and allowed Muslims to practice their religion in accordance with the laws of the state. After the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed in the aftermath of World War I, the number of Muslims in Austria was reduced to just a few hundred people. After World War II, however, Austria's Muslim population increased rapidly with the arrival of "guest workers" from Turkey and the Balkans in the 1960s, and refugees from Bosnia in the 1990s. According to data compiled by the University of Vienna, the Muslim population in Austria now exceeds 574,000 (or roughly 7% of the total population), up from an estimated 340,000 (or 4.25%) in 2001 and 150,000 (or 2%) in 1990.

05:40

YOU Might Be Considered a Domestic Terrorist If This New Bill Passes The Sleuth Journal

YOU Might Be Considered a Domestic Terrorist If This New Bill Passes | domestic-terrorists1 | Government Sleuth Journal Special Interests

When you hear the word patriot do you think of someone who stands for the national anthem, perhaps serves in the Armed Forces, and loves their country?  Well, patriot may become a dirty word if the new Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018 becomes a law. (And it probably will weve seen the unPatriot Act and the NDAA repeatedly pass with little more than a rustle of dissent.)

Congress finds the following:

(1) White supremacists and other right-wing extremists are the most significant domestic terrorism threat facing the United States.

(2) An unclassified May 2017 joint intelligence bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security found that white supremacist extremism poses [a] persistent threat of lethal violence, and that White supremacists were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 more than any other domestic extremist movement.

And its true we HAVE seen some horrible attacks on Muslims and people of color and those should be denounced.

Butwhat about Antifa? There is absolutely no mention of that group in the bill and theyve wrought havoc all over the country, attacking anyone whom they suspected to be on the other side, causing exorbitant property damage, and promoting violence as necessary. The FBI and Homeland Security have both identified Antifa as domestic terrorists, yet th...

05:33

From Democracy to Freedom Tour : In Iceland and the Midwest CrimethInc.

As promised, we are doing another block of presentations of our book, From Democracy to Freedom. If you would like to arrange something for us in your town, at your university, or in some other context, please contact us: rollingthunder@crimethinc.com. Below are the details about our talks in Iceland and around the Midwest.

February 19: Reykjavik, Iceland

At 8 pm (20:00) in Andrmi, Bergrugata 20

March 7: Pittsburgh, PA

7 pm at the Mr. Roboto Project, 5106 Penn Avenue.

March 8: Morgantown, WV

Details forthcoming.

March 9: Cleveland, OH

7 pm, Guide to Kulchur, 5222 Lorain Avenue.

March 10: Bowling Green, OH

6 pm at the Common Good.

March 11: Chicago, IL

7 pm at 2424 S. Western Avenue. Details available via @breakaway_chi on Twitter.

March 12: Bloomington, IN

Details forthcoming.

March 13: Carbondale, IL

7 pm at The Flyover, 214 North Washington.

Later in March: St. Louis, MO

Details forthcoming!

05:31

Turkey asks US to end support for Kurdish fighters in Syria Signs of the Times

Turkey has asked Washington to end its support for Kurdish fighters and remove them from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). It comes amid growing tensions between the NATO allies. Speaking after a NATO defense ministers' meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said he had told his US counterpart, Jim Mattis, that Washington's support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has helped Kurdish rebels in Turkey "grow and strengthen," posing an increasingly "existential" threat to Turkey. Canikli said he presented documents to Mattis which prove "organic"links between the YPG and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), recognized as terrorist by the US, EU and Turkey. He also said that he disputed Mattis' description of the SDF as being dominated by Arabs, saying the force is completely controlled by the YPG.

05:30

Russia Slams Report Of Hundreds Of Russian Fighters Killed In Syria As Fake News The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

Two days after Bloomberg reported that over 100 Russian fighters mercenaries fighting on behalf of Syrias president Bashar al-Assad were killed in Syria on February 7 by US air strikes the Russian foreign ministry slammed these reports about alleged dozens or hundreds killed Russian military servicemen in Syria as classic disinformation that was launched by anti-government militants.

During her weekly news conference, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that reports by both Reuters and Bloomberg that Russian servicement were killed by US-led coalition strikes, stemmed from anti-government fighters in Syria, who spread them accompanied by doctored images.

The reports on the deaths of dozens, hundreds, of Russians is classic disinformation, Zakharova said, who nonetheless admitted that some Russians did die, although in Moscows official estimation, the number was far lower, no more than 5 people.

Preliminary data shows the armed confrontation, the reasons of which are currently being investigated, could have resulted in deaths of five people, presumably Russian citizens, she said, adding that their citizenship still needs to be checked.

More importantly, Zakharova added that those who were killed in the airstrike did not serve in the Russian armed forces: she had to make that distinction because as we discussed earlier this week, the fact that the Kremlin was covering up death of armed men in Syria could quickly become a political scandal for Putin:

Vladimir Frolov, a former Russian diplomat and lawmaker whos now an independent political analyst in Moscow, said the clash marked the first such armed exchange between the two powers since the Vietnam War.

This is a big scandal and a reason for an acute international crisis, Frolov said. But Russia will pretend nothing happened.

Indeed, and as we noted last night, if and when the deaths are officially confirmed, it could turn into a political scandal for Putin, with the public demanding why the government is keeping military deaths under wraps. Already Grigory Yavlinsky, a veteran liberal politician who is running for president in elections next month, has called on Putin to disclose how many Russians had been killed in Syria and in what circumstances....

05:18

Insanity Fatigue Liberty Blitzkrieg

Oligarchs, though they speak of deconstructing the administrative state, actually increase deficits and the size and power of law enforcement and the military to protect their global business interests and ensure domestic social control. The parts of the state that serve the common good wither in the name of deregulation and austerity. The parts that promote the oligarchs power expand in the name of national security, economic growth and law and order.

- Chris Hedges, The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs

If you've been checking in with this site in recent days, you may have wondered if I was on vacation. I'm not. Rather, I've been suffering from a bit of sluggishness and writers block, and it wasn't until I took some time to think about why earlier this morning that I was able to determine the cause of my affliction. The best way to describe what I've been dealing with in recent days is insanity fatigue.

It's not as if there's been a lack of news or things to talk about. There's plenty. The problem is I've once again become exhausted and overwhelmed by the superficial stupidity and narcissism of our national political dialogue. I first expressed this sentiment about a year ago in the piece, Lost in the Political Wilderness, and the feeling came back in spades in recent days.

It's been a year since I wrote that post and not much has changed. The political conversation, if you can call it that, remains largely polarized between two groups primarily focused on whether they support Trump or swear he's Putin's devilish puppet. One side insists he's going to Make America Great Again, while the other thinks everything was perfectly fine before his election, and all will be well as long as we can rid ourselves of his presence. Meanwhile, the oligarch class continues to loot and pillage at will.

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05:17

IRS will start denying and revoking passports to American citizens with over $50k in unpaid taxes Signs of the Times

A draconian new policy tramples on a basic civil right. The U.S. government is building the world's largest debtors' prison: the United States. Beginning this month, the Internal Revenue Service will begin denying passports to some American citizens with unpaid taxes and, in some cases, revoking the passports of Americans with tax delinquencies. The government will in effect place those with unpaid taxes under arrest, effectively denying them their right to travel. To be clear: We are not talking about Americans who have been convicted of tax evasion or tax fraud, or who are awaiting a criminal trial on charges related to tax matters. These Americans have not been charged with a crime, must less convicted of one. They simply have unpaid taxes amounting to $50,000 or more. More precisely: They have an unpaid IRS liability amounting to $50,000 or more. The IRS's aggressive schedule of interest and penalties for unpaid taxes ensures that a relatively small amount of unpaid taxes can turn into a $50,000-plus liability with remarkable speed.

05:10

After Dropping Bannon, The Mercers Are Looking Into Dropping Ecstasy Fast Company

The billionaire family behind Donald Trump is donating to research examining the use of MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans.

The billionaire family that propelled Donald Trumps campaignas well as funded and then unceremoniously dropped Steve Bannonis making a $1 million contribution to research that uses MDMA, also known as ecstasy, to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans.

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05:10

Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March MintPress News

BEIJING Wall Street is bracing for a potential shake-up as China is set to launch its first-ever crude oil futures contract late March at the Shanghai Futures Exchange.

The move, which had been laid out in 2012 but faced delays over possible market turbulence, could represent a bold step forward in Chinas rise as an economic superpower and global hegemon. The contracts will be priced in Chinas currency, the renminbi or yuan, marking the birth of what many are calling the petroyuan.

Despite pessimism over Chinas currency shift in U.S. business publications, the introduction of a petroyuan marks one of the most significant bids to date by countries seeking to dump the U.S. petrodollar. The move will also strengthen the ability of China  the worlds top oil importer in the biggest oil-consuming region on the globe to determine the price of crude oil sold to its neighbors. As a result, China may soon become the strongest player in global crude markets.

Oil-producing nations like Russia, Iran, and Venezuela have been seeking to wean themselves from the U.S. dollar for several years, owing to the crippling effects U.S. sanctions and account freezes have had on their economies. However, faced with potential market shocks resulting from a phase-out of the dollar and a major currency switch, Washingtons commodity-producing rivals have proceeded in a cautious yet steady manner.

The cumulative effect of such efforts and the increasing use of non-dollar currencies such as the euro, lira, rial, ruble, rupee and yuan in bilateral trade agreements has eroded confidence in the dollars once-unquestionable grip on the world energy markets and the global monetary system. Meanwhile, the use of ...

05:09

Jeff Sessions Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our Anglo-American Heritage MintPress News

WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a meeting of the National Sheriffs Association on February 12 in Washington. As the nations chief law enforcer, Sessions was among friends and such an appearance should have been uneventful. What could possibly go wrong? Well it appears that the Attorney General may have improvised a bit in his speech, straying away from the prepared remarks he was supposed to have given.

Sessions praised the 20,000 members present, assuring them they had the support of both himself and the man at the top, President Donald Trump. Driving that point home, Sessions said, The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office.

Now, from a historical standpoint, Sessions is correct. As the National Sheriffs Association states on its website:

In England, the sheriff came into existence around the 9th century. This makes the sheriff the oldest continuing, non-military law enforcement entity in history The concept of sheriff, because of the vast British Empire, was exported to places such as Canada, Australia, India, and, of course, the American Colonies.

And yet, there is serious doubt as to whether Sessions brief history lesson was simply benign and innocent. To many, it sounded like yet another dog whistle to white supremacy.

 

Sheriffs picked up where slave patrols left off

A Duplin County Sheriffs Office special response team prepares to shatter a door, and presumably it's owners 4th Amendment rights, during a training exercise.

A Duplin County Sheriffs Office special response team prepares to shatter a door, and presumably its owners 4th Amendment rights, during a training exercise.

Many writers have opined that the cousins of the sheriffs here in the U.S., the police, have their origins rooted in slavery. As Time.coms Olivia Waxman noted last year, citing the work of Eastern Kentucky University Professor Gary Potter, while the protection of shipping interests gave rise to the police in the Northeast, in the South the slave patr...

05:07

America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror and Counting MintPress News

Im in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the Global War on Terror, I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress in 2003, being upset by customers who ordered freedom fries, not French fries, to protest Frances opposition to our war in Iraq. (As it happens, my mother is French, so it felt like a double insult.) For years, like many Americans, that was about all the thought I put into the war on terror. But one career choice led to another and today Im co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown Universitys Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Now, when I go to dinner parties or take my toddler to play dates and tell my peers what I do for a living, Ive grown used to the blank stares and vaguely approving comments (thats cool) as we quickly move on to other topics. People do tend to humor me if I begin to speak passionately about the startlingly global reach of this countrys military counterterrorism activities or the massive war debt were so thoughtlessly piling up for our children to pay off. In terms of engagement, though, my listeners tend to be far more interested and ask far more penetrating questions about my other area of research: the policing of Brazils vast favelas, or slums. I dont mean to suggest that no one cares about Americas never-ending wars, just that, 17 years after the war on terror began, its a topic that seems to fire relatively few of us up, much less send us into the streets, Vietnam-style, to protest. The fact is that those wars are approaching the end of their second decade and yet most of us dont even think of ourselves as at war.

I didnt come to the work thats now engulfed my life as a peace activist or a passionate antiwar dissenter. I arrived circuitously, through my interest in police militarization, during my PhD work in cultural anthropology at Brown University, where the Costs of War Project is housed. Eventually, I joined directors Catherine Lutz and Neta Crawford, who had co-founded the project in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan. Their goal: to draw attention to the hidden and unacknowledged costs of our counterterror wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and a number of other countries as well.

Today, I know and care more about the devastations of Washingtons post-9/11 wars than I ever imagined I would. And judging from public reactions to our work at the Costs of War Project, my prior detachment was anything...

05:01

Bolivia fights to reclaim coastal territory lost to Brazil over a century ago Signs of the Times

Bolivian President Evo Morales has announced a mass mobilization to commemorate his country's centennial maritime claim against Chile. To mark the occasion, Morales said the country will hold nationwide ceremonies and will hoist "the largest flag in the world" which will include the colors of the national flag as well as the colors of the Indigenous Wiphala flag. The country is preparing for a "show of unity of the Bolivian people around the maritime demand," the head of state said in a tweet.

05:01

Syrian, Iranian envoys lash out at US for allegedly supporting Daesh Signs of the Times

Speaking at a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting, Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria's permanent UN envoy, has pointed out that the future of his country should only be resolved by Syrian people, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). Al-Jaafari hit out at the US presence in Syria, which he said violates UNSC Resolution No. 2254 on the preservation of his country's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, in line with the UN Charter.

04:54

The doublethink of baseless accusations of 'Russian interference' while Soros openly meddles in British democracy Signs of the Times

You could hardly make this up. American-Hungarian billionaire George Soros is openly funneling money into overturning the Brexit referendum result. He's even declaring the aim to crash the British government and trigger a new referendum that he hopes will result in a new vote for Britain to remain part of the European Union. That's tantamount to regime change. Yet somehow, this foreign entity is not accused of "meddling" in British democracy. Oh, that accusation is solely reserved for Russia which has been wildly vilified for trying to subvert British, European and American elections - on the basis of no evidence whatsoever. , Recall British premier Theresa May's shrill speech delivered at a City of London banquet at the end of last year in which she provocatively asserted that Russia was "sowing division" and eroding Britain's democracy.

04:53

Nikolas Cruz Publicly Stated He Wanted to Shoot Up a SchoolThe FBI Knew and Did Nothing The Event Chronicle

By Rachel Blevins

As the public searches for answers about why suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his classmates and teachers at a high school in Parkland, Florida, his social media history is making one thing clearthe Federal Bureau of Investigation should have seen the warning signs months ago.

Im going to be a professional school shooter, A YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz commented on a video on Sept. 24, 2017. The video was posted on the channel Ben The Bondsman, and the owner, Ben Bennight, immediately took a screenshot and submitted it to the FBI.

Bennight told Buzzfeed News that the bureau was quick to respond, and agents from the Mississippi field office conducted an in-person interview with him the next day.

They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person, Bennight said. I didnt. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.

The next time the FBI contacted Bennight was on Wednesday, just 30 minutes after police in Broward County arrested a suspect with the same name as the YouTube userNikolas Cruzfor killing 17 people and injuring at least 15.

In a voicemail reported by Buzzfeed, Special Agent Ryan Furr said, I think we spoke with you in the past about a complaint that you made about someone making a comment on your YouTube channel. I just wanted to follow up with you on that and ask you a ques...

04:51

DHS Attacks NBC For Reporting Russian Election Hack Claim Lacks Evidence; Leaves Out DHS Hack Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel The DHS has clarified its position on Russian hacking allegations with a silent statement attacking NBC for its irresponsible reporting. What that...

04:49

Council renders man homeless by removing him from his own caravan before confiscating it Signs of the Times

A heartbreaking photo of a man in tears has surfaced online after he was forced from his caravan by a UK council. Essex County Council evicted 63-year-old John Jones and took his van, leaving him with nowhere to live on Friday. The picture of Jones, who was left sobbing with his two dogs and all of his worldly possessions dumped on the ground after local authorities evicted him and took his caravan, has prompted an outpouring of support from his community. A petition with over 35,000 signatures is already calling for Essex County Council to return Jones' home, but calls for empathy appear to have fallen on deaf ears. When approached by RT to explain what complaints were made against the man and whether or not his caravan would be returned to him, Essex County Council stated that it "had previously offered Mr Jones a pitch at the local Essex Countywide Traveller Unit caravan site nearby, which he declined." "Last month we visited him to conduct welfare and human rights checks. Unfortunately, a court summons was our last resort following complaints from local residents. When Mr Jones did not attend his court hearing, we gave him an additional 24 hours to respond and then a further 48 hours to leave the site.

04:46

Hired Assassin Confesses: The Clintons Paid Me To Kill People Your News Wire

Billy Jack Haynes, a self-confessed former drug runner, has made a series of astonishing confessions in the past week, claiming that he was paid by Bill Clinton to kill David Kennedy, as well as providing [...]

04:44

Two more senators ditch corporate PACs OpenSecrets Blog

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Two Senate Democrats joined a group of congressional incumbents running for reelection who have sworn off contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs).

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Tuesday announced on Twitter that they would join at least 10 other members of Congress in rejecting donations from corporate PACs in their upcoming reelection campaigns.

Because of the corrosive effects of corporate money I have decided from this point on I will not be accepting corporate PAC checks into my campaign, Gillibrand said in a Tuesday video.

Booker announced a similar pledge in a Tuesday night tweet, saying our campaign finance system is broken.

A corporate PAC is a committee funded primarily by employee and individual contributions not from corporate treasuries and have a $5,000 per-candidate, per-cycle donation limit. Neither candidate has said they plan to reject individual donations from employees of corporations.

End Citizens United, a nonprofit that opposes corporate money in politics, hailed the move as a vi...

04:44

The Real Cause Of Depression Has Been Completely Overlooked TruthTheory

By , The Mind Unleashed

If you are like one of millions of other people suffering from depression, youve probably been told you need to take pharmaceutical drugs because your brain doesnt work right. It simply doesnt produce chemicals like serotonin, GABA, dopamineoxytocin, and endogenous DMT or other tryptamines it needs to for you to feel calm, safe, and happy. Take this prescription, and maybe this one too, they tell you, and we can fix your broken brain.

Many of us have tried this pharmaceutical approach to our depression or watched people we love try it, only to watch these drugs fail wretchedly. One might argue that its not astrophysics figuring out why these drugs dont work. The FDA approves new depression and pain meds all the time without a modicum of scientific integrity. The sugar pills we are given contain health-harming chemicals that alter our digestive system, damage our delicate nervous system, alter adrenal function and more, but when you are in pain, youll do just about anything to stop it.

And so, these medications might relieve some pain after taking a high dose for a time, but somehow depression always rears its ugly head again. And because weve been told that our brains are broken and that these medications will fix them, we feel even more flawed when they start to fail us. If youve ever been on a maximum dose of an antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication, or watched someone you care about take them only to observe them plummet to new lows, you know exactly...

04:43

Enjoy a Healthy Diet without Spending a Fortune with Natural Smoothies The Sleuth Journal

 Enjoy a Healthy Diet without Spending a Fortune with Natural Smoothies | smoothie | News And Opinions

Over the years, many people have realized how vital it is to stay in shape, get plenty of vitamins and minerals, and eat a balanced diet. However, for those who lead busy lives, actually sticking to this regime can be difficult. Fortunately, over the last few years natural smoothies have become increasingly popular with many people enjoying one of these beverages for breakfast or at any other time of the day.

In the past, we used to rely heavily on fad diets to try and lose weight but this resulted in people missing out on valuable nutrients that were essential for good health. Some people used to spend their savings or take out quick cash loans to pay for costly treatment in a bid to lose weight but again this simply provided an unnatural weight loss solution that was often not even permanent. We then came to realize that educating our eating habits was the key and this is where natural smoothies come into the equation. This provides us with a great way to enjoy a healthy diet without having to spend a fortune, which makes it perfect for those on budgets.

Boost your health and lose weight

By creating your own healthy smoothies at home, you can enjoy a delicious and refreshing drink that is packed with nutrients to aid your health. In addition, these smoothies can help when it comes to losing weight because they are made from natural fruits, which beats a fried breakfast hands down. They are also very versatile because you can use any of your favorite fruit combination in them. You will find a range of blending machines available to help you to create the perfect smoothies as well, which means that you can whip up a delicious smoothie in next to no time and then enjoy the benefits. You dont have to have lots of money either, as you will be making them yo...

04:40

Right Before Her Death She Agreed To Have Lsd, Psilocybin & Mdma The Result Was Beautiful TruthTheory

By COLLECTIVE EVOLUTION

Mara Howell was in pain, the type of pain so severe it found her bedridden in a hospital at 33 years old. Cancer was killing her.

Conventional pain killers werent providing any relief. She tried them all, opioids, methadone, IV ethanol, and more, but to no avail. On top of the physical pain, Mara was also battling severe depression and anxiety, wrote April Shortin her article, Psychedelics Could Change The Way We Die.

Maras mother, Marilyn Howell, recalls her daughters struggles in a memoir published for MAPS:

However much courage Mara had, the waves of illness that washed over her were unrelenting. Diligent exercise didnt make her stronger, an antidepressant didnt make her happier.

Cannabis had provided temporary ease for Mara, but nothing substantial enough to make her situation bearable.

Being a mind-body educator, Maras mother suspected that her daughters pain was perhaps connected to something less tangible than what Western medicine was willing to accept. It was deeper than the physical.

Working with Maras nurse, Marilyn eventually discovered an alternative treatment option for her daughter: Psychedelic therapy.

Psychedelics helped Mara find peace in the final days before her death. What happens during the exper...

04:40

Globalism, Technocracy, Socialism: Three Names For The Same Thing Activist Post

By Jon Rappoport Every universal solution for humankind presupposes a gigantic flaw in the way things are. That flaw must be corrected. It must be...

04:35

Borneo loses nearly 150,000 orangutans in 16 years RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutans in the past 16 years due to habitat loss and killing, and is on track to lose another 45,000 by 2050, according to researchers.

04:35

There are no leaders today, only demagogues Signs of the Times

Here's a tiny question. What happened to this generation of leaders? Climate change, financial crisis, inequality, debt, stagnation, robo-dystopia...a nearly endless, panic-attack inducing list of Really Major Global Issues Threatening the Ongoing Survival and Prosperity of Humankind...and they mostly seem to be slumped over snoring at the wheel...when they're not busy clapping each other on the back steering us dead-on into the icebergs. In this little essay, I want to advance a small thesis. Many of today's leaders aren't worthy of the word. Because they are not leaders at all. So what are they? Let me explain, with a simple example.

04:34

Neurologists Have Made An Instrument You Can Play Just By Thinking TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

If you can think it, you can play it. The encephalophone is an instrument that emits notes according to a persons brain signals. The device was developed by neurologists and composers at the University of Washington and is designed to help those who have had a stroke or restricted by paralysis to engage with music.

Lead researcher Dr. Thomas Deuel said that the encephalophone is an EEG-controlled musical instrument. He went on to say that: When you move your right arm, the motor cortex is engaged and I can see that with the EEG. But when you just think about moving your arm, the same signal happens even if youve had a stroke or Lou Gehrigs disease and think about moving your arm, I can see it.

So, how does it work? The person playing the instrument wears an electrode cap, the cap detects the wearers brain waves and and can be set off by thoughts and facial movements. These waves are synthesised to produce string, piano and many other sounds. I thought it would be great to use a brain-computer instrument to enable patients to play music again without requiring movement, says Deuel.

The video below features a relaxed Deuel playing his instrument with a live jazz band.  

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04:32

Russian Deputy PM: Our Banks Are Ready To Turn Off SWIFT The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

Russian financial institutions are prepared to survive without access to SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) the global dollar-based interbank payments network should the US and European Union follow through with threats to cut it off, according to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

Certainly, it is unpleasant, as it will prove a stumbling block for companies and banks, and will slow down work. It will be inevitable to deploy some aged technologies for information transfer and calculations. However, the companies are technically and psychologically ready for the shutdown as this threat was repeatedly voiced, Dvorkovich said, according to TASS and RT, adding that such a dramatic step would negatively corporations doing business in the US and Europe.

In general, disconnecting Russia from SWIFT would be a crazy step on the part of our Western partners. It is obvious that for the companies which work in Europe and the US it would be harmful. And this applies not only to the shutdown of the service, he said.

The US and European Union have been periodically threatening to disconnect Russia from SWIFT since 2014 (over SWIFTs own objections), when the conflict in Ukraine flared up and the two powers introduced the first round of international penalties against Moscow for its alleged involvement.

SWIFT

As a reminder, at the time, the MasterCard payment system stopped serving clients of seven Russian banks without warning after Washington imposed its first set of sanctions on Moscow in 2014. In response, the Russian government ordered the creation of a national payment system. With the support of the countrys banking system, the Mir charge card was introduced in 2015, although there is no data on what its adoption rate has been in the following years.

This wouldnt...

04:30

Scientists Figured Out Why Alcohol Turns People Into Mean Drunks TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

When people get drunk, they do weird things. Some dance on pool tables, others get giggly then weep. Then, there are those who become angry drunks and take out their pent up frustration on others.

To establish why alcohol can make some people turn aggressive, scientists of the University of New South Wales took MRI scans of the brains of tipsy men. They published their findings in the journal Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience.

The findings confirmed previous speculation that alcohol affects the prefrontal cortex in the brain. The region is associated with social behavior, personality expression, and a number of other functions.

For the study, 50 young men were either given two drinks containing vodka or placebo drinks that did not contain any alcohol. The men then competed in a reaction-time game against an AI component; all the while, researchers monitored changes in their brain activity.

Among the young men who drank and whose aggression had been sparked, there was a notable decline in the activity of the prefrontal cortex. As IFLScience...

04:30

Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance Activist Post

By Michael Maharrey Yesterday, a  second Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to...

04:30

This Site Lets You Have A Voice In Urban Planning Without Attending Inconvenient Meetings Fast Company

CoUrbanize opens up public comment to everyone, not just the few people who are able to go to planning meetings.

In Seattles Central District, a plan for a massive new development with hundreds of apartments and a high-end grocer fell through in 2017, in part because of criticism about gentrification and displacement of the neighborhoods shrinking black community. But in late January, a new developer easily got city approval for another design for the site with more affordable housing, a public square, and a portion of retail space dedicated to local businesses.

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04:27

According To Science, This Is How Much You Should Earn To Be Happy TruthTheory

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Money cant buy happiness or can it? According to a new study conducted by researchers from Purdue University, there are certain thresholds of income at which people report increased levels of happiness.

The team surveyed 1.7 million people from 164 different countries. They then looked at peoples emotional well-being, day-to-day feelings, and life-evaluation (essentially, how happy one is with their life). The study, published in Nature Human Behaviour, concluded that there are certain thresholds that are evident in the relationship between money and happiness.

Said lead author Andrew T. Jebb in a statement

Its been debated at what point does money no longer change your level of well-being. We found that the ideal income point is $95,000 for life evaluation and $60,000 to $75,000 for emotional well-being. Again, this amount is for individuals and would likely be higher for families.

And, there was substantial variation across world regions, with satiation occurring later in wealthier regions for life satisfaction, Jebb continued. This could be because eval...

04:26

Lady Arbuthnot of Edroms Flogging of Julian Assange MintPress News

Opinion Julian Assanges latest attempt to have his outstanding UK arrest warrant dropped has failed in what stands as one of the most blatant and cruel examples of the British legal system being wielded as an instrument of persecution against a man whose only crime is speaking truth to power.

Lady Arbuthnot of Edrom

Lady Arbuthnot of Edrom

The judge presiding over his case, and who summarily dismissed it, was Lady Arbuthnot of Edrom. Yes, you read that right. In the second decade of the 21st century the UK legal system is still dominated by the kind of people whose morning workout consists of flogging the butler. Lady Arbuthnot also happens to be the wife of Tory peer and former junior Defence Minister Lord James Arbuthnot, whose father was Major Sir John Sinclair Wemyss Arbuthnot.

By now you should be getting the idea. These ridiculous products of privilege and the British public school system (private education for those unfamiliar with the quixotic and arcane code of the British ruling elite) are the guardians of a status quo of class oppression at home and imperialism abroad. In daring to rip off the mask of civility and moral rectitude behind which they and their masters in the US have long carried out their acts of brutality and barbarity at home and around the world, Assange is on the receiving end of their considerable wrath.

If Julian Assange had been confined to a foreign embassy in Moscow or Beijing for five years, on the same grounds on which he has been confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, his plight would have been a cause celebre, sparking calls for boycotts, sanctions, and action at the UN on the part of free speech and prisoner of conscience liberals in the West who are never done excoriating Russia and China.

As it is the UN has already intervened in the matter of the plight of the Wikileaks founder. In February 2016 the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention determined that the arbitrary detention of Julian Assange should be brought to an end, that his physical integrity and freedom of movement be respected, and that he should be entitled to an enforceable right to compensation.

Given that the Swedish authorities dropped their investigation into the original charges of rape and sexual molestation made...

04:21

3 Minute Video Shows Everything That Is Awesome About Humanity TruthTheory

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

You are the 1 in a billion sperm that made it, then turned from this tadpole like existence to grow to become a meat covered skeletons. All this while flying across the cosmos at 66,000 miles per hour and circling a ball of fire, while another rock in the sky (the moon) moves our oceans and controls life (womens cycles). You are a miracle!

We are literally a statistical impossibility that relies on so many intricate details for us to live, yet somehow we all made it here. This video shows us (the little miracles) creating more miracles through discipline and determination. Please watch:

Sometimes we pray for a miracle forgetting that we already are one and I believe this video celebrates that miracle by making the impossible possible when you set your mind to a task.

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04:20

Central Banks Will Let The Next Crash Happen Activist Post

By Brandon Smith If you have been following the public commentary from central banks around the world the past few months, you know that there...

04:20

How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit The Sleuth Journal

How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit | arteries_clogging | Natural Medicine Special Interests

The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.

Pomegranate Found To Prevent Coronary Artery Disease Progression

A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality: the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis.[i]

Mice with a genetic susceptibility towards spontaneous coronary artery blockages were given pomegranate extract via their drinking water for two weeks, beginning at three weeks of age. Despite the fact that pomegranate treatment actually increased cholesterol levels associated with very low density lipoprotein-sized particles, the treatment both reduced the size of the atherosclerotic plaques in the aortic sinus (the dilated opening above the aortic valve) and reduced the proportion of coronary arteries with occlusive atherosclerotic plaques.

Remarkably, the researchers also found that pomegranate extract treatment resulted in the following beneficial effects:

  • Reduced levels of oxidative stress
  • Reduced monocytie chemotactic protein-1, a chemical messenger (chemokine) associated with inflammatory processes within the arteries.
  • Reduced lipid accumulation in the heart muscle
  • Reduced macrophage infiltration in the heart muscle
  • Reduced levels of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 and fibrosis in the myocardium
  • Reduced cardiac enlargement
  • Reduced ECG abnormalities

How can something as benign and commonplace as a fruit extract reverse so many aspects of coronary artery disease, simultaneously, as evidenced by the study above?  The answer may lie in the fact that our ancestors co-evolved with certain foods (fruits in particular) for so long that a lack of adequate quantit...

04:20

Smoking may return to Prague's pubs Signs of the Times

The long saga of ending smoking in pubs may not be over. Some members of the Chamber of Deputies are seeking to overturn parts of the current law. Smoking has been banned indoors in restaurants and pubs, as well as many other enclosed spaces, since May 31, 2017. Similar laws are common across the European Union. But there has been a backlash against the law, with many people claiming it went too far. Deputies Marek Benda (ODS), Mikul Ferjenk (Pirates) and Patrik Nachter (ANO) have put forward a proposal to ease the restrictions, and some 86 deputies from eight parties out of the 200 members lower house back the idea.

04:20

Benjamin Fulford: What should young people do to prepare themselves? The Event Chronicle

By Benjamin Fulford

Hello there, Mister Benjamin!

Ive been contemplating whether or not to trouble you with something relatively unimportant at the moment;  however, seeing that you take time to answer questions you get by email and even use them to educate others, I decided to ask a question or two of my own.

What sort of skills should young people learn to secure their place in the post-reset society?  Which languages?  Should they focus on IT (artificial intelligence, possibly)?  Should they relocate, or will the state borders be abolished?  Is there anything else you would consider beneficial to know?  In general, what sort of advice would you give the young?

Thanks in advance and keep up the great work!
S


Hi S,
My general advice to young people is to spend at least a year living in a totally different country and culture and learn a different language.  Doing so will expand your mind and your horizons.

Otherwise, my advice is to follow your heart and do and learn things that you are interested in and passionate about.  Do not learn a boring, mind-numbing skill just because you think you might earn money from it.

The other important thing is to learn self-discipline.  When I was young I made lists of things to do and then crossed them off one by one as they got done.  After a while, I started doing things automatically even without the list.

Remember, you only have one life, so live it well. Good luck.
BF

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04:18

Australian Ministers banned from sex with staffers as deputy PM gets adviser pregnant Signs of the Times

Australia's prime minister is imposing a ban on all sexual relationships between ministers and their staff after the deputy PM's affair with his adviser was exposed when she became pregnant. Malcolm Turnbull announced the ban following the scandal which erupted after the Sydney Daily Telegraph published a front-page photograph, essentially exposing Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's relationship with his former media adviser Vikki Campion. Barnaby, who was also leader of the National Party and married for 24 years, made a "shocking error of judgment", created a "world of woe" for the women in his life and "appalled all of us," said Turnbull.

04:18

Cultural genocide: Ukrainian nationalists want to demolish Kiev Orthodox monastery lead by former US Navy chaplain Signs of the Times

The leader of the Tithes Monastery has appealed to President Donald Trump for help This latest act of cultural genocide in Ukraine is being committed against a Monastery of the legitimate Ukrainian Orthodox Church which is lead by a US citizen, Archimandrite Gideon, who was decorated as a former US Navy chaplain according to the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The Tithes Monastery is a new (2007) structure built on site of possibly the most ancient Russian Church in the world. See their website here, or better yet, take this beautiful virtual tour! In 2006, believers witness that they saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary at a service in a tent on the site of the current church.

04:17

Why Apathy Is Our Biggest Threat TruthTheory

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

Albert Einstein said The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. this rings true for many individual and collective issues that humanity are currently facing.

It is common for us to feel helpless when faced with such large and systemic issues such as environmental problems, racism and homelessness- but we can always do something and that something does not always mean a big commitment of time and/or money.

Founder of the movement Stand for Humanity Yasmin Autwal, shares this powerful idea in a blunt talk on how we can all get involved in the progression of humanity by simply making a small commitment to doing the right thing.

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04:15

In 3 Years, Cops Have Killed 450% More Citizens Than 4 Decades of Mass Shootings COMBINED Activist Post

By Matt Agorist A tragedy in Florida unfolded Wednesday afternoon when a psychotic former student terrorized a high school and the nation as he walked...

04:15

South African President Zuma Offers Resignation The Event Chronicle

In a speech on Wednesday, South African President Jacob Zuma announced his resignation effective immediately after losing the support of his party, the African National Congress (ANC). He has been president since May 2009, but has been significantly pressured to resign under allegations of corruption.

By Sputnik International

Zuma, the fourth president of the young republic, announced his resignation (with protest) after a 30-minute speech. He is the second president of South Africa to resign. In the past, the 75-year-old Zuma has been referred to as The Teflon President for constantly being embroiled in corruption scandals but holding onto his power, and the support of the dominant ANC.

But he lost that support earlier in February, when ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa publicly stated that the ANC would hold a vote of no confidence on Thursday.

It is now public knowledge that the ANC resolved to recall me as the president of the republic, Zuma said during his resignation speech. I have now been compelled to resign after a promise for a vote of no confidence [in the National Assembly]tomorrow.

The ANC is indeed the party on whose nomination I became a candidate for the presidency it was on the ANCs nomination that I was later elected by the majority in the National Assembly as the president of the republic. I am forever indebted to the ANC, the liberation movement, which Ive served almost all my life. I respect each member and leader of this glorious movement. I respect its gallant fight against sanctuaries of white minority brutality whose relics remain today and continue to be entrenched in all manner of sophisticated ways in order to ensure the continued survival of white privilege.

I was also elected in terms of section 86 of the constitution, and from that moment pledged my loyalty to the constitution of the Republic of South Africa it has been a mammoth task, one that can never be done without difficulty and learning along the way. None of us, no matter how perfect...

04:14

The Silk Road meets the Soviet Union RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Join Uzbek journalist Hamid Ismailov and Donald Rayfield as they speak to journalist Rosie Goldsmith about Ismailov's new book The Devils' Dance -- masterful marriage of contemporary international fiction and the Central Asian literary traditions. With a short introduction by Jemimah Steinfeld, deputy editor of Index on Censorship. The post The Silk Road meets the Soviet Union appeared first on Index on Censorship.

04:14

Hizbullah: You Dont See ThemThey See You! Activist Post

By Brett Redmayne-Titley [Note: This is Part Three of a multi-part expose direct from Istanbul and Lebanon. Please see Part One or Part Two for...

04:12

Teacher misconduct: Research on educators committing crime The Fifth Column

(Journalists Resource) A junior high school teacher in Illinois was charged with battery, accused of throwing an electronic device at a students face during an argument.

In Florida, a first-grade teacher lost her job after campus officials said they found her drunk in class.

A Michigan high school automotive teacher was charged with criminal sexual conduct after allegedly having sex with a teenager on school grounds.

Journalists regularly cover stories about teachers behaving badly. To help, weve pulled together a sampling of academic research that looks at teacher misconduct broadly as well as sexual misconduct specifically.

We also included a published study on nondisclosure settlements agreements made between teachers and school districts that limit how much information a district can share with other districts about a former employee.

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Teacher misconduct

 

An Analysis of Educators Sanctioned for Misconduct
Brady, Geronima; Tajalli, Hassan. Research in Education, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0034523717746435.

Results: Some of the findings correspond with the findings of the criminal justice literature while others do not. Young, male, and black educators are more likely to offend. Contrary to the literature on student discipline and criminal justice, minority educators are not treated more harshly when they are disciplined. There are some offenses committed more often by younger, male, and those educators who have held their credentials for a shorter amount of time.

Teacher Misbehavior and its Effects on Student Interest and Engagement
Broeckelman-Post, Melissa Ann; et al. Communication Education, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/03634523.2015.1058962.

Abstract: This study sought to investigate whether there was any relationship between teacher misbehaviors and student interest and e...

04:11

How the media convinced you the shooter was the wrong person and a communist The Fifth Column

(TFC) Yesterday, millions of people across the globe stared in horror at the image of the Broward County school shooter. They were able to infer from the image the shooter was a leftist, and probably a communist. Nikolas Cruz was the killer leftist the right wing always dreamed about and word spread like wildfire on social media. The problem is the photo isnt Nikolas Cruz, its Marcel Fontaine. Marcel lives on the other side of the country and had nothing to do with the shooting.

The Fifth Column reached out to Marcel. When asked if the photo was him, he responded with Yes it is!

We asked if they had any statement regarding the rampant libel against him. Taking it in stride, they said:

Just one thing that I am grateful for all the support and I am seeing a lot of people who are standing with me! Just dont buy into the right winged propaganda and just do your research first otherwise you arent really walking the walk against fake news!

The Fifth Column asked its readers via Facebook to provide screenshots of news outlets or pages sharing the incorrect image. A flood of images arrived via the comments section and messenger.

Whats even more disturbing than the hundreds of thousands of shares of false information claiming an innocent man murdered children is the fact that most of the outlets and pages were informed of their error and issued no retraction. This makes this particular act libelous in nature. These pages care more about pushing a narrative and obtaining clicks than they do about accuracy or ethics.

While The Fifth Column was tracking the spread of false information and futilely attempting to fight it, another site in our network, The Pontiac Tribune, was tracking the origin of the image. It appears to have originated from an internet message board known for trolling news agencies, certainly not a reliable primary source.

From a fact-checking standpoint, there was no reason for this to occur. There was no evidence that would lead any reasonable person to believe the image of Marcel was an image of the shooter.

The same situation occurred after a recent shooting in Texas, involving many of the same offenders. This displays a wanton disregard for any journalistic ethics. In fact, a video produced in the aftermath of the Texas shooting could be used to describe this instance by simply substituting a few words. One viewer appeared to believe the video was referencing the Florida shooting and commented correcting our error.

This isnt a game. These outlets are playing with peoples lives. If they...

04:08

Regime Change in Venezuela Failed, Is a Military Coup or Invasion Coming? MintPress News

Opinion Several signals point to a possible military strike on Venezuela, with high-ranking officials and influential politicians making clear that it is a distinct possibility.

Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in in the country. Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and more economic sanctions on Venezuela. Tillerson is also reportedly considering banning the processing or sale of Venezuelan oil in the United States and is discouraging other countries from buying Venezuelan oil.

In a series of tweets, Senator Marco Rubio, the Republican from Florida, where many Venezuelan oligarchs live, openly called for a military coup in Venezuela. The world would support the Armed Forces in #Venezuela if they decide to protect the people & restore democracy by removing a dictator, the former presidential candidate tweeted.

In this Aug. 23, 2017 photo, people wait outside a supermarket for subsidized products to arrive in Caracas, Venezuela. U.S. financial sanctions are causing Venezuelans to struggling like never before. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

How absurd remove an elected president with a military coup to restore democracy? Does that pass the straight face test? This refrain of Rubio and Tillerson seems to be the nonsensical public position of U.S. policy.

The U.S. has been seeking regime change in Venezuela since Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998. Trump joined Presidents Obama and Bush before him in continuing efforts to change the government and put in place a U.S.-friendly oligarch government.

They came closest in 2002 when a military coup removed Chavez. The Commander-in-Chief of the Venezuelan military announced Chavez had resigned and Pedro Carmona, of the Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce, became interim president. Carmona dissolved the National Assembly and Supreme Court and declared the Constitution void. The people surrou...

04:00

Rumors Grow that the U.S. Fed is Propping Up the Stock Market The Event Chronicle

The Federal Reserve

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens

Its not every day that three well-credentialed men are willing to put their names and reputations behind the allegation that the U.S. Federal Reserve is rigging the stock market. But thats exactly what happened yesterday. Paul Craig Roberts, a former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Ronald Reagan joined with Economist Michael Hudson and Wall Street veteran Dave Kranzler to write that it appears that in May 2010, August 2015, January/February 2016, and currently in February 2018 the Fed is rigging the stock market by purchasing S&P equity index futures in order to arrest stock market declines.

This is not the first time the Fed has come under such suspicion. In 2013 Time Magazines Dan Kadlec wrote the following about the unprecedented number of central banks that were moving into stock purchases:

The U.S. Federal Reserve does not appear to have joined in the stock-buying trend. The Fed is not permitted to make direct stock purchases. But there is nothing to prevent it from funding a Special Purpose Vehicle that buys a broad basket of stocks through indexes or Exchange Traded Funds. In the past year, Wall Streeters have speculated the Fed would buy stocks as part of its quantitative-easing programs to stimulate the economy.

More suspicions were raised on May 23 of last year when long-tenured New York Post financial writer, John Crudele, suggested that the heavy purchases of stocks by the Swiss central bank could be as an agent of US financial authorities who fear that a big decline in stock prices would be against Americas national interest?

According to the latest official annual report of the Swiss central bank, it held $140 billion in stocks as of December 31, 2016, a 30 per...

04:00

South Korea's Ahn Hee-Jung on coal trade: after Paris 'everything should change' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Australia sells South Korea $6bn of coal a year, so Canberra unease over the governor's anti-coal message is unsurprisingFor a South Korean presidential hopeful, Ahn Hee-Jung is not what you would expect. Related: Energy economics group says export market for Australian coal will decline Meeting South Korea's Governor An Hee-jung to discuss working together to meet regional challenges & #WinterOlympics2018 ~ pic.twitter.com/nnGrchOsSo Continue reading...

04:00

This DAs office has a far more peaceful use for AR-15s Fast Company

Were awash in gun violence, and no matter where you come down in the debate over what to do about it, its hard to feel good about what firearms represent in America today. But Nancy OMalley, the district attorney in Alameda County, Californiahome to Oakland, Berkeley, and several other towns just across the bay from

Were awash in gun violence, and no matter where you come down in the debate over what to do about it, its hard to feel good about what firearms represent in America today.

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04:00

People are slaughtering orangutans and wiping them out RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The population of Bornean orangutans fell by almost half in just 16 years, and it was not a sad by-product of deforestation: many apes were killed deliberately

Stem cells zapped with radiation can protect mice from cancer RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Injections of killed stem cells, designed to help the immune system recognise cancers, have been found to protect mice from developing tumours

Yes, You Should Watch The Chi RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Showtime's The Chi, which premiered January 7, is one of the most eagerly anticipated productions of 2018. Its 33-year-old creator, Lena Waithe, became the first Black woman ever to win a comedy writing Emmy (for an autobiographical episode of the Netflix series Master of None). With The Chi, her intent is to depict Chicago as it looks from the insidea goal that drew Common, a.k.a Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., a Chicago rapper/actor known for his community consciousness, to sign on as an [...]

CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause of a learning disability RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

CRISPR gene editing has been used to alleviate the genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, but the technique has only been tried in cells in a dish so far

03:58

Head of Israeli Air Division: IDF has carried out thousands of missions in Syria last year alone Signs of the Times

The head of IAF Air Division, Brig. Gen. Amnon Ein Dar said Sunday the IDF has carried out thousands of missions in Syria in the last year alone. Speaking from the Tel Nof Airbase, Ein Dar also noted the IAF was learning from Saturday's events, which began with the interception of an Iranian drone in Israeli territory followed by an IAF attack in Syria and the subsequent shooting down of an Israel F-16 plane. Comment: See: Syria Shoots Down Israeli Jet - It's About Time Ein Dar said the IAF jets struck deep inside Syrian territory. During their mission, a large number of anti-aircraft missiles were directed at them and one hit its target, or near the target, forcing the pilots to bail. "In this instance, our aircraft was hit; we are of course unsatisfied and we will study the incident and learn for the future," he told Ynet in an interview.

03:57

Former student Nicolas de Jesus Cruz blamed for Florida school shooting - Update Signs of the Times

An American nightmare unfolded Wednesday afternoon at a North Broward high school after a former student came onto campus and opened fire, killing 17. Details are beginning to emerge amid a flurry of police activity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where students puzzled at the sound of a fire alarm going off just before dismissal were launched into a panic when gunfire punctuated the din. As teachers and students fled hallways and hid under desks, a former student who teachers and parents say was known to be dangerous came onto campus and unloaded, leaving a trail of bodies and stunned confusion in his wake. Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, 19, has been taken into police custody. The Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting 17 dead, and is still working to clear all the buildings at the massive school, home to about 3,200 students. They have yet to name a motive for the shooting, which they say doesn't immediately appear to have been prompted by any confrontation.

03:55

Under Obama's admin, millions of federal money for clean coal spent on alcohol, limousines & spas Signs of the Times

Millions of dollars intended for a clean power initiative were spent on alcohol, spas, jets and lobbying, an audit shows. The perks clearly did not help much, as the project's company has since filed for bankruptcy. Under former President Barack Obama's administration, the Department of Energy awarded a $1.7 cooperation agreement to Summit Texas Clean Energy, which was supposed to develop technology for a carbon capture and storage project. The department covered $450 million of the costs, which is now being questioned. The project incurred $2.5 million in expenditures that were potentially "unallowable," in addition to over $1.2 million in lobbying costs and $1.3 million in "questionable" travel-related expenses, according to a report released Tuesday. There were $650,000 in charges for a spa service, alcohol, first-class travel, limousine services, receipts in foreign currency and business meals that were prohibited or were not fully substantiated.

03:55

Families in Iraq with Alleged ISIS Ties Denied Aid RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Yesterday in Kuwait, international donors pledged US$30 billion to help rebuild Iraq. But it's unclear whether any of this support will reach one of the most marginalized segments of the population families of suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members, many of whom joined the extremist group because of longstanding government repression. Expand Remnants of Jamil's home PMF forces destroyed [...]

03:53

NBC exposes twisted world of Russian Twitter trolls who are anti-Russia Signs of the Times

NBC News has made its big contribution to Russiagate by publishing 200,000 tweets reportedly posted by "Russian trolls." Nevermind the fact that many are unrelated to politics, and some even hate on Russia. On Wednesday, the news network published the database in an apparent effort to provide a bizarre service to its readers and add to its overwhelming coverage of alleged "Russian meddling." "Twitter doesn't make it easy to track Russian propaganda efforts - this database can help," the news agency wrote on their website.

03:52

UN human rights expert: Israel violating international child rights by detaining teenage Palestinian hero Ahed Tamimi Signs of the Times

Israel is violating the international Convention on the Rights of the Child by detaining a Palestinian teenager for slapping an Israeli soldier, UN human rights experts said on Tuesday. After an incident in which she slapped an Israeli soldier, Ahed Tamimi, 17, appeared before an Israeli military court on Tuesday. The UN experts called for her release, saying that future hearings should be held in strict accordance with international legal standards. "The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Israel has ratified, clearly states that children are to be deprived of their liberty only as a last resort, and only for the shortest appropriate period of time," said Michael Lynk, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967.

03:45

Is Bridgewater Betting On Stock Market Disaster? The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

On Friday we reported that as it was quietly building out its mega bearish bet, the worlds biggest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, unveiled its biggest  short position yet: a $14+ billion, and growing, thematic basket of European corporate shorts which includes such iconic names as Airbus, Total, Enel, Siemens as well as Europes biggest banks Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Intessa, ING and Banco Santander.

This morning, in its Live Markets blog Reuters picked up on this theme and highlighted that although the immediate stock market reaction hasnt been huge, traders are starting to digest the news of Bridgewaters short bets and interpret them as a broader wager on market stress.

As Reuters Helen Reid writes, Bridgewater may be so bearish that they expect a stock market disaster, says an equity sales trader at a big European bank. That said, one alternative explanation for these big bets against German names could be a super-bullish position on the euro, which would imply problems for exporters. The trader also warned against taking the position of a single asset manager as gospel, however, saying theyre not Buffett.

Other theories abound, with a third source suggesting that the range of positions is so broad that its difficult to find a rationale to it and it may just be a bet on fund flows.

Incidentally, this may address another question that has emerged: why Bridgewater has no shorts on the UK market.

According to data provided to the UK regulator, there are no short-positions taken against blue-chip British companies by Bridgewater, as opposed to German corporate titans. According to EU regulations, short positions bigger than 0.5 percent of the capital of an issuer must be disclosed to the bourses watchdog (link).

Perhaps Dalio refuses to short the UK as the market is already very underowned, with little potential selling pressure.

As for why Dalio is short those particular EU names in particular, a trader told Reuters that theyre quite high beta, mean...

03:35

UK claims Russian military responsible for global cyberattack, no evidence provided Signs of the Times

The British government says Russia was behind the massive 'NotPetya' cyberattack that crippled computer networks of global multinationals last summer. Moscow has denied the accusation. "We categorically reject such accusations, we consider them unsubstantiated and groundless. This is nothing more than the continuation of the Russophobic campaign lacking any evidence,"presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday. With no specific evidence provided for the allegations, UK intelligence claimed that the Russian military was responsible for the attack, citing a statement by Britain's Foreign Office. According to the document, the UK decided to publicly charge Russia to show neither London nor its allies "will not tolerate malicious cyber activity."

03:35

Russia to challenge US hegemony in Middle East after inking huge energy deals with Saudi Arabia Signs of the Times

Hidden by the fog of the ongoing oil market volatility and the Turkish adventures in Syria, OPEC leader Saudi Arabia has been cementing its geopolitical position for years. In Riyadh meetings this week between Saudi and Russian officials, major energy deals were sealed, changing the regional constellation dramatically. At the same time, the geopolitical shift of the century now starts to bear fruit. Russia has directly offered to invest in the upcoming Aramco IPO, supporting the efforts of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to diversify the economy of the kingdom. During the meetings, not only new Saudi investment deals in Russia were sealed, but also the commitment of several Russian investment parties in the Aramco IPO. After weeks of receiving a hell of a beating in the press (analysts started to doubt that it would ever happen), not only positive news has come from the NYSE and LSE, but also - as expected - from Russian institutions.

03:31

'Industrial scale child molester': Pedophile football coach convicted of abusing young players Signs of the Times

Football coach Barry Bennell, described as a "child molester on an industrial scale," has been convicted of 50 counts of child sex abuse against 11 victims in a case involving allegations of abuse against dozens of children. The final verdict of Bennell's latest case was delivered on Thursday, and related to crimes against youth players at Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra in North West England over a near 25-year period. An additional 86 complainants are understood to have come forward since November 2016, police revealed. He has previously received three jail terms for similar offences. The 64-year-old Bennell, who was described as having "almost an insatiable appetite" for young boys, will be sentenced on Monday at Liverpool Crown Court. It is expected he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

03:30

To See The Future Of Social Media Manipulation In Politics, Look To Mexico Fast Company

The countrys high level of internet access and history of corruption make it a frequent testbed for digital manipulation techniques often later seen elsewhere.

 

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03:26

Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines MintPress News

In the second part of this MPN exclusive, we examine the U.S. militarys latest intervention in Asia, its 120 years of imperialist domination in the Philippines, and Philippine President Rodrigo Dutertes half-hearted push for independence from Washington. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan.

In Part Three, we will conclude with a comparison of Operation Pacific Eagle to the notorious counterinsurgency initiative Plan Colombia, and look at how the new Pentagon mission enables the U.S. to continue encircling China with its military bases.

In Part One, we spoke to Ka Oris of the New Peoples Army and the professors about the armed struggle on the southern island of Mindanao and its nearly trillion dollars in mineral deposits a crucial motive for Washington to prioritize the Philippines as a major military theater on the same scale as Syria and Iraq.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES   By all appearances, Operation Pacific Eagle the U.S. militarys new overseas contingency operation to team up with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to fight so-called extremist groups is a mission conceived to never end.

Packaged as an extension of the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) groups Southeast Asian cohorts, Operation Pacific Eagle has been confirmed by a U.S. government report as entailing that U.S. special operations personnel accompany AFP troops in all of its military operations, especially on the large southern island of Mindanao. A virtually limitless sum of money will also be allowed to fund the mission, which will be prioritized on the same level as Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Syria.

As MintPress detailed in Part I of this series, the alleged presence of so-called ISIS-P (Islamic State group in the Philippines) militants in Mindanao, which remains under martial law, provides a convenient excuse for the entrenching of U.S. Armed Forces to assist the AFP in halting radicalization and violent extremism in the country.

Launched last September but only announced last month, the mission ensures that the U.S. will play a direct r...

03:25

50 Ways To Use Duct Tape For Survival The Sleuth Journal

50 Ways To Use Duct Tape For Survival | duct-tape | Preparedness\Survival

I have always claimed, and not altogether jokingly, that you could build a house with Elmers glue and Duct Tape.  Both items are readily available, relatively inexpensive, and easy to tote around.  Given my penchant for common, everyday products that can be used dozens of ways, I thought it would be fun to once again look at some of the practical uses of duct tape around the house, camping, and of course, in a survival or emergency situation.

You might recall that way back when, in the early days of this website, I wrote about the 34 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival.  That particular article has been shared over 28K times and is still going strong.  That said, I felt it was time for a refresher course.  So, taking into account all of the comments and tips you have so generously shared, I now have a list of 50 ways to use duct tape for survival and emergencies.

But first, let us begin with that refresher course I mentioned.

All About Duct Tape

Duct tape is a strong, cloth-backed, waterproof adhesive tape often coated with polyethylene.

There are a couple of different lines of thought about the origins of duct tape.

According to one version, the miracle stuff was created during World War II when the US military needed a flexible, durable, waterproof tape to use making repairs in the field. A strong tape was created by Permacell, a division of Johnson and Johnson for this purpose. As the story goes, the GIs called it duck tape because it was waterproof like a ducks back.

03:25

This map of 2018 school shootings reveals a disturbing trend Fast Company

The mass shooting that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school yesterday was, sadly, not the deadliest in our countrys history, nor was it anywhere near the first school shooting of the year. Using data from the group Everytown for Gun Safety, spacial-analytics firm Esri has mapped out the locations of the school

The mass shooting that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school yesterday was, sadly, not the deadliest in our countrys history, nor was it anywhere near the first school shooting of the year. Using data from the group Everytown for Gun Safety, spacial-analytics firm Esri has mapped out the locations of the school shootings. It also included background data, such as when the events occurred, whether they resulted in deaths, and what type of school was targeted. The map shows a concentration of shootings in the northeast and southeast.

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03:24

Ripple cryptocurrency announces their blockchain technology to be used in Saudi banks Signs of the Times

The parent company behind the centralized and third-largest cryptocurrency, Ripple, will work in the banking system of the oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the firm claims. Saudi Arabia and Ripple, the company behind the XRP coin, will cooperate by using xCurrent, software that enables banks to instantly settle cross-border payments with end-to-end tracking. "Central banks around the world are leaning into blockchain technology in recognition of how it can transform cross-border payments, resulting in lower barriers to trade and commerce for both corporates and consumers," said Dilip Rao, Ripple's global head of infrastructure innovation.

03:23

EXCLUSIVE: DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Hid Wifes Fusion GPS Payments From Ethics Officials The Daily Sheeple

Bruce Ohr

  • Justice Department official Bruce Ohr did not disclose Fusion GPS was paying his wife
  • Ohr was demoted from his post after the information emerged
  • Willfully falsifying government ethics documents can result in jail time

Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committees behest, was paying his wife, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors at the Justice Department, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.

The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr. Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) hired Fusion GPS to gather and disseminate damning info about Trump, and they in turn paid Nellie Ohr, a former CIA employee with expertise in Russia, for an unknown role related to the dossier. Bruce Ohr then brought the information to the FBI, kicking off a probe and a media firestorm.

The DOJ used it to obtain a warrant to wiretap a Trump adviser, but didnt disclose to the judge that the DNC and former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons campaign had funded the research and that Ohr had a financial relationship with the firm that performed it which could be, it turns out, because Ohr doesnt appear to have told his supervisors. Some have suggested that the financial payments motivated Bruce Ohr to actively push the case.

For 2014 and 2015, Bruce Ohr disclosed on ethics forms that his wife was an independent contractor earning consulting fees. In 2016, she added a new employer who paid her a salary, but listed it vaguely as cyberthreat analyst, and did not say the name of the company.

The instructions require officials to Provide the name of your spouses employer. In addition, if your spouses employer is a privately held business, provide the employers line of business. As examples, it gives Xylophone Technologies Corporation and DSLK Financial...

03:22

Virtue signaling politician Gavin Newsom calls Jeff Sessions 'outright racist' for correctly saying sheriffs are part of 'Anglo-American heritage' Signs of the Times

California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom called Attorney General Jeff Sessions an "outright racist" on Monday evening for saying that sheriffs are a "critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement." "Reminder that our Attorney General is an outright racist who wants us all to acknowledge 'Anglo-American heritage,'" tweeted Newsom, who is running to lead the "Resistance State."

03:17

Syrians hold 'Immortal Regiment' to honor Russian servicemen who died defending the country from terrorists Signs of the Times

'Have you ever seen Iraqis marching for fallen US soldiers?' asks Syrian News More than ten thousand townspeople gathered in Aleppo to celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of the city. They held an "Immortal Regiment", a solemn procession carrying portraits of Russian and Syrian servicemen who died during the counter-terrorist operation.

03:15

Seeds of Destruction: The Diabolical World of Genetic Manipulation The Event Chronicle

Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people. *

Henry Kissenger

By F. William Engdahl

Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation by F. William Engdahl is a skillfully researched book that focuses on how a small socio-political American elite seeks to establish control over the very basis of human survival: the provision of our daily bread.

This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO.  Engdahl takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms. The author cogently reveals a diabolical world of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over food production. If the book often reads as a crime story, that should come as no surprise. For that is what it is.

Engdahls carefully argued critique goes far beyond the familiar controversies surrounding the practice of genetic modification as a scientific technique. The book is an eye-opener, a must-read for all those committed to the causes of social justice and world peace.

What follows is the Preface to Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation by F. William Engdahl (available through Global Research):

Introduction

We have about 50% of the worlds wealth but only 6.3% of its population. This disparity is particularly great as between ourselves and the peoples of Asia. In this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so,we will have to dispense with all sentimentality...

03:00

Black Magic Witch Hunts in India disinformation

June 20, 2016 Jharkhand, a state carved out of Bihar in November 2000, has clearly emerged as the hotbed of witch- hunting in India. The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) records maintain... The post Black Magic Witch Hunts in India appeared first on disinformation.

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03:00

Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie The Event Chronicle

Former CIA Officer Will Teach You How to Spot a Lie

By Dr. Mercola

A person lies an average of 10 times a day, according to Susan Carnicero and shes one to know. As a former CIA officer who spent more than 20 years interrogating, interviewing and polygraphing suspects, shes learned a thing or two about how to spot a liar.

In fact, Carnicero has also developed behavioral screening programs used by the U.S. government and co-written the book Spy the Lie, which teaches you how to detect deception. Shes also a co-founder of QVerity, which is a provider of behavioral analysis and screening services for both the private and public sectors.

It may seem shocking that people lie on such a regular basis, but remember that not all lies are malicious. Little white lies are told more often than big important lies, according to research published in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology,1 and this includes innocent mentions like saying youre fine when someone asks you how youre doing even if youre actually not.

Theres a wide range of lies, Carnicero notes in the video above. At one end of the spectrum are lies meant to spare somebodys feelings or keep a conversation from going in a direction you dont want it to go. At the other end are big bold-faced I didnt do it lies. Its in the latter case where being able to spot a liar can definitely work in your favor, in more scenarios than you might initially imagine. For instance, if youre hiring a new employee or thinking about investing in a financial venture, knowing the truth is certainly important.

Likewise, in your personal life, whether youre confronting your partner about potential infidelity, your child about drug use or wondering whether your new flame is trustworthy. Even when youre in the market for a new car or seeking a contractor for your home, cuing in on telltale signs of deceit can help you avoid an expensive mistake.

How to Spot a Lie: Analyze Versus Speculate

Its difficult, if not impossible, to tell if a person is lying just by looking at them. This would be speculation. Instead, Carnicero stresses the importance of analyzing the situation. What I want to look at is how a person is reacting to things, she says, using the example of someone sitting with t...

02:47

The Hotwire #18: February 14, 2018 : Toxic Waste in STLLabor Struggles in the Techno AgeA Rant on Love CrimethInc.

Listen here. The second episode of our second season! There is antifa activity in Olympia, Athens, and Seattle. Vaneesa Hopson died while in the custody of Olympia police and we report on the death and the subsequent protests.. There are strikes by delivery drivers across Hong Kong and Europe, by prisoners detained at an immigrant detention center in Washington, and walkouts across the country as part of the Fight for 15 campaign. We interview an anarchist active in the resistance to the Westlake Landfill. In honor of Valentines Day theres a rant against conventional love. Stay tuned until the Repression Roundup to hear about the Black Pride 4.

02:45

The Illusion of Reality The Event Chronicle

The Illusion of Reality

By Dr. Richard Alan Miller

The Mandela Effect, and Memory

A new internet meme, related to confabulation, is known as the Mandela Effect. This is a situation where a number of people have memories that are different from available evidence. The term was coined by Fiona Broome, who says she, and other people, remember Nelson Mandela dying in the 1980s, rather than in 2013.

She argues that common memories which appear mistaken could be explained by the existence of parallel universes that are able to interact with each other. A common thread of discussion regarding this effect is misremembering the Berenstain Bears being spelled as, Berenstein Bears.

The Mandela Effect is named after South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, who became a topic of interest in the year 2010 by people noticing with surprise that he was alive at that timesince many people remembered him having died while incarcerated.

Observations of dead people alive again are just one of many types of Mandela Effects, with other notable examples including changes to song lyrics, movie dialogue, movie scenes, physical geography, physiological anatomy, and product names.

The Mandela Effect is one of those things most people wont believe in until it happens to them. Like falling in love or going through heartbreak, the Mandela Effect is something you have to experience in order to fully embrace.

And even then, it often takes more than one or two experiences to break through the resistance most of us have to accepting the existence of something that fundamentally challenges our unspoken foundational assumption that facts and historical events dont change.

When we encounter something indicating evidence that in fact, history has changedit feels shocking to discover some of the lines have been canceled and washed out! We seem to be approaching tipping point where its getting harder for scoffers to say theres no such thing as the Mandela Effect / reality shifts / alternate histories.

Some scoffers have leapt to the conclusion that Mandela Effect experiencers who are noticing long- familiar words in movies, TV shows, books, and products are most likely suddenly sharing false memories, due to the fact that human memories are not fully reliable.

When we consider the matter of confabulation an...

02:44

Is the US Federal Reserve propping up the stock market? Signs of the Times

It's not every day that three well-credentialed men are willing to put their names and reputations behind the allegation that the U.S. Federal Reserve is rigging the stock market. But that's exactly what happened yesterday. Paul Craig Roberts, a former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Ronald Reagan joined with Economist Michael Hudson and Wall Street veteran Dave Kranzler to write that "it appears that in May 2010, August 2015, January/February 2016, and currently in February 2018 the Fed is rigging the stock market by purchasing S&P equity index futures in order to arrest stock market declines." This is not the first time the Fed has come under such suspicion. In 2013 Time Magazine's Dan Kadlec wrote the following about the unprecedented number of central banks that were moving into stock purchases: "The U.S. Federal Reserve does not appear to have joined in the stock-buying trend. The Fed is not permitted to make direct stock purchases. But there is nothing to prevent it from funding a Special Purpose Vehicle that buys a broad basket of stocks through indexes or Exchange Traded Funds. In the past year, Wall Streeters have speculated the Fed would buy stocks as part of its quantitative-easing programs to stimulate the economy."

02:41

Psychopath: 19yo man arrested and charged with raping high school student as she was dying from overdose while texting pictures of her to friends Signs of the Times

A 19-year-old man in a Seattle suburb has been arrested and accused of raping a high school student as she was dying from an overdose and texting explicit pictures of her to friends. The suspect, who has been identified as Brian Roberto Varela, was charged Friday with second-degree rape, manslaughter and controlled substance homicide, the Associated Press reported. He was arrested Tuesday, after police found the body of the victim, 18-year-old Alyssa Mae Noceda, stuffed in a plastic crate at his home, The Herald in Everett reported. He told investigators that Noceda had recently split up from her boyfriend and had come to his home to party and hang out.

02:19

Report: Alleged school shooter trained with Republic of Florida white supremacists Fast Company

Nikolas Cruz, who allegedly killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, trained with a white supremacist group called Republic of Florida, the groups leader, Jordan Jereb, told the Anti-Defamation League Thursday. Jereb said Cruz was part of our organization and took part in paramilitary training with the group in the Tallahassee area. He

Nikolas Cruz, who allegedly killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, trained with a white supremacist group called Republic of Florida, the groups leader, Jordan Jereb, told the Anti-Defamation League Thursday.

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02:19

Judge finds Florida creates unnecessary hardships for felons trying to regain voting rights Signs of the Times

The first time the Florida poet Devin Coleman voted was also his last. It was 2000, Gore v. Bush - when his was among millions of votes in play as the US Supreme Court called the winner and set the eventual arc of American affairs. Not long thereafter, Mr. Coleman was involved in a fight at a house party. His arrest led to eventual burglary charges, a prison sentence, and the revocation of his right to vote. Nearly two decades later, Coleman, now 39, is a father, published author, public speaker, and college graduate. But he says his disenfranchisement has shaded those successes. "Everything in my life has been affected by my conviction - even after I paid my debt," says the author of "Prisoner to Poet: Thoughts of an incarcerated soul." "At this point, [reclaiming my full citizenship] has become a life's journey for redemption."

02:16

Italian backlash: Eurosceptic Salvini promises to deport 500k illegal immigrants and declares Islam extremely dangerous Signs of the Times

Salvini is already thinking about the future after the possible victory of the right-wing coalition in March. Salvini stated: "In the first year of the Salvini government, the number is zero. We must digest an overdue amount of illegal immigrants, around half a million. The first option is to close our borders, from the Alps to Sicily. No more, you will not pass, stop. Nowadays Islam is danger" Lega is one of the 3 parties in the right-wing coalition, whichever between Lega or Berlusconi's party (Forza Italia) will get the majority of votes in the coalition will decide the shape of the new government. Lega is not just about immigration, but also the most Euro-Skeptic party, a position strengthened after the latest introductions of 2 candidates: economists and university professors Claudio Borghi and Alberto Bagnai. Lega's leader has lately strengthened his positions on certain topics like the Islamization of Europe and he is the only politician in Italy with the guts to condemn the whole ideology and call it for what it is, a danger and threat to Europe's people and culture. In the recent days, Salvini has praised American president Donald Trump and vowed to apply similar protectionist measures to favorite Italian production and industries while weakening companies who chose to relocate their factories.

Italian backlash: Eurosceptic candidate Salvini promises to deport 500k illegal immigrants, declares Islam 'extremely dangerous' Signs of the Times

Salvini is already thinking about the future after the possible victory of the right-wing coalition in March. Salvini stated: "In the first year of the Salvini government, the number is zero. We must digest an overdue amount of illegal immigrants, around half a million. The first option is to close our borders, from the Alps to Sicily. No more, you will not pass, stop. Nowadays Islam is danger" Lega is one of the 3 parties in the right-wing coalition, whichever between Lega or Berlusconi's party (Forza Italia) will get the majority of votes in the coalition will decide the shape of the new government. Lega is not just about immigration, but also the most Euro-Skeptic party, a position strengthened after the latest introductions of 2 candidates: economists and university professors Claudio Borghi and Alberto Bagnai. Lega's leader has lately strengthened his positions on certain topics like the Islamization of Europe and he is the only politician in Italy with the guts to condemn the whole ideology and call it for what it is, a danger and threat to Europe's people and culture. In the recent days, Salvini has praised American president Donald Trump and vowed to apply similar protectionist measures to favorite Italian production and industries while weakening companies who chose to relocate their factories.

02:15

James and Jay Gilliland Discuss Sightings and OTC Enterprises The Event Chronicle

James and Jay share unusual childhood experiences in Apple Valley, CA, including their memories of OTC Enterprises.

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02:05

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

Shall we their fond pageant see?
Lord, what fools these mortals be! 
- William Shakespeare,
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (3.2.114-115)

02:03

34 refugees import 130 family members and second wives to Germany Signs of the Times

A lot of migration data in Germany is kept silent, but sometimes stories do reach the surface. Figures from northern Germany say 34 refugees brought 130 family members to Germany. That's almost four times the number of people who applied. According to German law, those affected have to bear the costs for the entry themselves. But as soon as they are in Germany, the state (the taxpayer) will pay the costs.

02:01

59 dolphins strand themselves in Baja California Sur, Mexico, 21 die Signs of the Times

On this Tuesday morning it was recorded the stranding of 59 dolphins, females and males, on the beach of El Saladito, 21 of which died before being able to be returned to the sea, says Hiram Rosales, collaborator of the Federal Attorney's Office Protection of the Environment (Profepa) and in turn of the Stranding Network of La Paz. The specimens of gray color and white belly waved on a rocky beach called La Salinita, located in the north of La Paz Bay, capital of the state. The research professor of the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS) said that 38 specimens were returned to the sea with the support of some 40 people, including collaborators of the Network and students of the UABCS. He mentioned that a tourist informed the Network about the massive stranding of dolphins on the beach located near the port of Pichilingue, around eight in the morning, so they proceeded to rescue the marine mammals.

02:01

Your "Smart" TV is a Privacy Dumpster Fire - #NewWorldNextWeek After the Shift

 


Story #1: Israel Police Recommend Charging Netanyahu With Bribery
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Most Israelis Consider Benjamin Netanyahu Corrupt, But He Is Still Climbing In The Polls
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02:00

Chemtrail Poisoning: 3 Natural Herbs That Protect Against and Detox Your Body From Heavy Metals The Sleuth Journal

Chemtrail Poisoning: 3 Natural Herbs That Protect Against and Detox Your Body From Heavy Metals | CHEMTRAILS | Chem-trails & Geo-Engineering Natural Medicine Sleuth Journal Special Interests Toxins

By Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, undoubtedly you have all read articles that I wrote on several herbs that I recommended as a mainstay to help you fight disease and maintain good healthy systems.  How many times have I figuratively jumped up and down to expound on the benefits of garlic?  Well, garlic is back in the picture again, along with two other herbs.  This time to help you to protect yourself against the chemtrails, and against the heavy metals you find in food, water, air, and virtually omnipresent throughout the home.  In truth, we face a toxic array of chemicals: a labyrinth that is difficult to find an exit from.  These herbs are the clew to give you a good start.

Chelation Therapy Could Be the Key

First, what is chelation therapy?  It is a little-known and often misunderstood arena of holistic health care.  It is a simple concept.  Chelants are organic substances that (through the activity of ions) manage to bind themselves to metal ions, termed chelation; in so binding, chelation makes it possible for the metal to be excreted from the body.

Studies too numerous to count have found that chemtrails (those lovely, wispy, cloudlike-trails in the sky) produced by jet contrails) contain numerous chemicals and metals, especially Aluminum and Magnesium among others.  These metals (when inhaled or ingested, such as when they settle on crops and fresh produce or penetrate the water supply) cause many different ailments in the body, such as Alzheimers Disease, and other associated degenerative disorders of the brain and its neuron complex.

Were going to cover three herbs you can use to start out your medicinal arsenal to battle the intake of these metals, from what...

02:00

The John Searl Inverse Gravity Vehicle: Ability to Fly to the Moon in 9 Hours in 1946 Stated NASA Scientist The Event Chronicle

The John Searl Inverse Gravity Vehicle using a magnetic spatial effects generator or SEG for anti gravity propulsion in 1946.

Multiple test flights done during the 1960s thru the 1970s. A Dr. Kaine from nasa stated that the vehicle could reach the moon in 9 hours and mars in two months. Ultimately all propulsion technologies have been kept under wraps since the 70s except for the seg, which uses perpetual motion to create electricity. Video originally posted byamericanantigravity. Their link is here

https://www.youtube.com/user/americanantigravity

01:54

Anonymous Patriots: Truth News Headlines -- February 15, 2018 Operation Disclosure

TRUTH NEWS HEADLINES

FEBRUARY 15, 2018 | 7:37 AM

Source: Aim 4 Truth | By ANONYMOUS PATRIOTS




HILLARY IN THE HOT SEAT

CLINTON SLAMS TRUMP ON SPECIAL COUNSEL THREAT



MOTION FILED IN FLYNN CASE COULD UNLOCK EVIDENCE PROVING FLYNN WAS FRAMED

MITT ROMNEYS SENATE RUN THREATENS TO DIVIDE GOP



Remember, Mitts niece is Rona Romney McDaniel, the head of the RNC. Lets not put our head in the sand here, patriots. Keep an eye on UnFit Mitt in case he uses his family influence to upset the GOP and Trump 2020.

The RINOs dont have many players on their presidential bench in 2020 and Mitts run looks like a desperate attempt to put the Bush-Clinton-Soros cabal back in power.

Educate and enlighten your friends and colleagues in Utah about Mitt Romney, a...

01:53

FLASHBACK: German statesman Willy Wimmer: 'Russia is the only country in Syria acting under international law' Signs of the Times

The UN is not free in its opinion; it is playing a part in the game on the side of the US, says Willy Wimmer, former State Secretary of the German Christian Democratic Party. Some 80 aid and humanitarian organizations, including Human Rights Watch, claim Russia - the only country operating militarily in Syria legally - is no longer "fit" to hold its position in the body. The move, prompted by Russia's anti-terror actions in Syria - actions that have attracted the ire of some Western countries - appear to be yet another effort on the part of particular countries to denigrate Russia. Russia's presidential spokesman says the condemnation should be directed at extremists in Syria instead.

01:50

Two Big Pharma Players Buried by Law Suits Operation Disclosure

Two Big Pharma Players Got Buried by a Law Suit Avalanche

by Paul Fassa

(The Best Years in Life) Imagine a large bloated beast called Big Pharma slipping into a stream and suddenly attacked by thousands of piranha lawyers and plaintiffs, a satisfying image that happens to be occuring now in the legal world. But unfortunately, it's not all of Big Pharma. There are two key players involved though.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly were in that piranha filled stream over their controversial drug Actos, brand name for pioglitazone, which has been a drug prescribed to reduce diabetes type 2 blood sugar. The potential side effects include: bladder cancer, congestive heart failure, edema, eye edema, fluid in the lungs, and spontaneous fractures.

Amazing, all those risks in exchange for lowering blood sugar with a pill instead of diet and exercise.

The jury believed Alan's contention that the drug companies knew of the bladder cancer risks from using Actos but never gave sufficient warning. Terrence had been using Acto from 2006, and his bladder cancer diagnosis was given in 2011.

That was the year when the FDA ordered black box bladder cancer warnings in exchange for allowing Acto back on the market after it was pulled off momentarily due to mounting adverse reaction reports. Acto was banned completely in France and Germany and it's still off the market there.

These two Big Pharma bulls had managed to survive three of the earlier piranha attacks, mostly on technicalities. Later in 2013, and appeals court threw out one of those decisions and reinstated the verdict to the plaintiff of $6.5 million. Then Takeda and Eli Lily were overwhelmed by a jury's decision to pay plaintiffs Terrence and Susan Alan $1.475 million in compensatory damages and a whopping $9 billion in punitive damages.

But the judge lowered that amount to $38.6 million total, of which Takeda was responsible for two-thirds and Eli Lily the remaining one-third. Since then, several other cases in different states have awarded plaintiff's large sums on their claims with hardly and cases going Actos pharmaceutical companies way.

Th...

01:49

"A Japanese Proverb" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"We're fools whether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance."
- A Japanese Proverb

01:46

Ad-industry vigilantes are turning a whistleblowing Instagram account into a nonprofit Fast Company

The ad industry, like most others, is having a #MeToo reckoning. Most of the activity is happening by way of discreet firings, but a vigilante group has emerged to let everyone know exactly who is being pushed out for bad behavior. Diet Madison Avenue is an Instagram account run by a collective of 17 anonymous

The ad industry, like most others, is having a #MeToo reckoning. Most of the activity is happening by way of discreet firings, but a vigilante group has emerged to let everyone know exactly who is being pushed out for bad behavior.

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01:45

Astronomer Dr. Eamonn Ansbro An Update on Quantum Experiment to Contact ET The Event Chronicle

By Kerry Cassidy

I will be interviewed scientist and astronomer EAMONN ANSBRO about the status of his quantum experiment to contact ET.

Dr. Eamonn Ansbro has a Masters degree in Astronomy from University of Western Sydney, Australia, and an MPhil and PhD (ABD) degree in Astronomy from the Planetary Space Science Research Institute at Open University (UK).

He is director of Kingsland Observatory, one of 5 Observatory research centres in astronomy in Ireland. His main involvement for some years has been in Solar System studies and Instrumentation.

In recent years he has been involved in SETI . He founded SETI Kingsland which has been pioneering a fundamental new approach within SETI.

This new SETI approach has resulted in breakthrough technology for applying it to communications with extraterrestrial civilizations.

Visit Project Camelot to view the full 20 page PDF presentation.

Kerry Cassidy is the CEO/ Founder of Project Camelot. Kerry is a documentary filmmaker/investigative journalist and well known radio talk show host of Project Camelot Whistleblower Radio and Project Camelot TV broadcaster with a weekly live show on Youtube. Her website Project Camelot ( http://projectcamelot.tv aka projectcamelotportal.com ) is a leader in the alternative media sector, with a Youtube channel that has over 57 million unique viewers worldwide and over 185,000 sub...

01:43

Ecstatic Pine Cone simple: Body Focus Marriage Metaphors Operation Disclosure

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

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I, obviously have beat the Bushes so badly, that anyone can tell I was, never sure about everything I have awakened in our Collective Satanic Blackmail Consciousness, that contributes to the omniscient Child-sacrifice Duality extremes. How can afternoon hidden tea, or butterfly sugar underwear shelves in grocery stores contribute to raping, and killing little body-focus Marriage-children, compare to buying houses for new women in rocking chair bitter old cheering squads, that become the icons of our Collective Satanic Blackmail Consciousness contribution to the omniscient Child-sacrifice parent/teacher Grand Blue Pill Mother ISIS Mercenary Procreation-survival deviltry?

What is the motive for a Debt called house, except sex in a body, that drives all cars to baseball sex-games, and what in the Hell does sex have to do with baseball, except running the bases fast enough, untoward unfulfilled body-focus Marriage Blackmail Metaphors? What does every motive of female Body-worship co-create except the, very same victim-object focus from objectionable men, that complete the Satanic-circle for ritual-snakes that, already ate their own two-story mirror-double home-plate house-tales.

Can an innocent seeming candy valentine become an aroused vagina with wings spread so sweet, on the Holiday meant for Mortgage debt, so husbands will remember birth into this Death-paradigm of Child-sacrifice teases the bejusus, Light-right out of both gender-hatred focus body, house-mortgage metaphors? Can Light get married on Valentines Day, or is having children a Blackmail Mother-metaphor for bitter mothers who stop sex, just in time for eating Fat-candy, instead?

What are back seat drive-in horror-movies except a little bit pregnant metaphor to turn Mothers Against Dad Dawgs, and fly-boy jets into Warring-fires from enough clear-cut tree forest stumps, all the way to Satanic-barren Earth-dead Heaven? Doesnt everything social-normal have everything to do with Bush MILABS Body Focus Marriage Metaphors, or is any president the only House-iconic White-metaphor that flies free from the maddening crowds, of our Collective Sa...

01:41

"Humanity's Main Event, What a Show!" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Humanity's Main Event, What a Show!"
by Eric Blair, Activist Post

"Sometimes I meditate about sitting on the Moon watching events unfold on Earth.  It seems to help me keep observational perspective on the big picture instead of getting caught up in the emotions of daily news.  I imagine when I'm on the moon that there must be a great deal more beings from around the galaxy also watching the show on our planet.  After all, it's the greatest show in the universe!
Siqueiros, "The March of Humanity"
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It's the final episode for this season of the human experiment, and the drama is unfolding at a breathtaking pace. This cycle of human history has reached a tipping point that will determine the struggle between human freedom or perpetual slavery, whether our environmental habitat will survive, whether our genome will survive high-tech mutations, and whether peace and love will prevail over hatred and war. Indeed, it's an exciting time to be observing this planet and a fantastically transformative era to experience.

The controllers of the material world continue pillaging humanity, whose awareness of their victimization begins to grow. This is causing the control grid to tighten even more drastically on dissent. The environment, ravaged by a predatory economy, is teetering on the point of an extinction level crisis. Farmers grow genetically altered food and scientists are mutating human DNA to create hybrids, each polluting the natural design. Fear, division, hatred, and war are becoming...

01:41

The Rosetta Stone Cellphone had been Set to Vibrate. Reflections in a Petri Dish

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Ah... my goodness... three weeks and counting; tap... tap... (sigh) all over again... haven't been able to write, well... yeah I could write, I just didn't feel like it. I wasn't down. I wasn't up. I was sideways with a bullet. I was flotsam in the doldrums of the Horse Latitudes, down there in the sacral plexus of the tailbone of the year. Maybe it was some kind of a refresher course, a rebooting of the system, a metaphysical colon cleanse. I don't know what it is or was. I had written something. I've no desire to go back and see what it contained; moving right along. I had heard from literally no one for a few weeks and I thought that was fitting. Then in the last week I am hearing from people all over. In some ways it seems as if everyone was in some form of where I was.

I have been clinically depressed through my whole life. I tried anti-depressants. I tried the drugs that actually work, meaning they are most likely illegal and they did work but the shadow of Kafka is always lurking in the underbrush. Now my doctor has put me on a new anti and before everyone goes off on me, this is a new kind of Isomer and seems to be user friendly... so far. I don't suffer from the depression the way most people do. I have my art and my outlets and I must say... my life was often worse than any depression so that was all to the good (grin).

I don't want to get into some exhaustive soliloquy here. Whenever I think my life isn't going as I would have liked it to, or has been a disappointment, given all the doors that have been closed to me, I don't have to consider the matter for very long before I become aware of the awful suffering of so many others and for whom it is a daily affair. I got nothing to cry about. I still consider myself one of the luckiest men in the world. I have the ineffable and regardless of how little I understand all the workings at work, I get that indwelling presence thing and cannot imagine anything as profound and beautiful as that is. There is a fullness, a completeness and a totality of being that is the perfect example of what a gestalt is supposed to be. It's one of those states of existence that nothing harmful or diminishing can touch.

Each of us is a story in development and at any point it can go in any direction but it usually goes in the direction of least resistance as it relates to the whim of the moment, given the material nature of the times in which we find ourselves or continue to be lost in translation. We are enveloped in an atmosphere of materialism and the Rosetta Stone, in the incomprehensible hieroglyphics of Beavis and Butthead is... the cellphone. plus a change, plus c'est la mme chose. The world doesn't change. It appears to change and that is why appearances are our greatest hindrance in times of material darkness but... you've heard all of this from me before. You've heard it up and down and sideways with a bullet, forever after go...

01:40

A litany of scandals: Inside the Netanyahu corruption probe & why he could be indicted Signs of the Times

Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted over allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, though it's not the first time the embattled PM has faced scrutiny. Netanyahu was quick to distance himself from the allegations, dismissing his own police force's claims on Tuesday as being "like Swiss cheese," saying that the truth would eventually surface and he'd be exonerated. RT takes a look back the scandals surrounding the under-fire PM, and other allegations leveled against his wife and son.

01:38

Shock, Anger After Florida Teen Charged With 17 Counts Of Murder; FBI Was Warned The Daily Sheeple

nikolas cruz

Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old orphan with a troubled past, a fascination with weapons and resistance groups, and an AR-15 rifle, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.

Fourteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the AP reports.

Nikolas Cruz, still wearing a hospital gown after being treated for labored breathing, and weighing in at 5-foot-7 and 131 pounds, was ordered held without bond and booked into jail.

Cruzs former classmates thought they were having another drill Wednesday afternoon when a fire alarm sounded, requiring them to file out of their classrooms. Thats when Cruz, equipped with a gas mask, smoke grenades and multiple magazines of ammunition, opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets.

It was the nations deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, more than five years ago.

Our district is in a tremendous state of grief and sorrow, said Robert Runcie, superintendent of the school district in Parkland, about an hours drive north of Miami. It is a horrible day for us.

Victoria Olvera, a 17-year-old junior at the school, said Cruz was expelled last school year because he got into a fight with his ex-girlfriends new boyfriend. She said he had been abusive to his girlfriend.

I think everyone had in their minds if anybody was going to do it, it was going to be him, she said.

Cruz was captured not long after Wednesdays attack in Florida; Michael Nembhard was sitting in his garage on a cul-de-sac when he saw a young man in a burgundy shirt walking down the street. In an instant, a police cruiser pulled up, and officers jumped out with guns drawn.

All I heard was Get on the ground! Get on the ground!' Nembhard said. He said Cruz did as he was told.

* * *

While authorities offered no immediate detail...

01:37

Over 20 pilot whales die on the coast of Maio, Cape Verde Islands Signs of the Times

Speaking to the Lusa news agency, the marine biologist at the May Biodiversity Foundation (FMB) Sara Rato reported that the 26 pilot whales, a dolphin-like species, came ashore on Wednesday afternoon at Porto Cais and Farol Beach, north of the island. The biologist explained that the foundation received the alert at the end of the day, having moved teams to the place, where they found the whales already dead. She said that since it was dark, it was only this morning that the technicians returned to collect samples and make measurements of cetaceans. Sara Rato indicated that the whales are mostly adults, with a maximum length of five meters, and there is still one calf.

01:31

"We Deny..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"We deny that we're tired, we deny that we're scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we're in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so much that after a while the lies start to seem like the truth. We deny so much that we can't recognize the truth right in front of our faces."
- "Dr. Meredith Grey," "Grey's Anatomy"

01:30

7 Supplements that are Scientifically Proven to Help You Deal with Stress The Event Chronicle

By Anna Hunt

For almost everyone, stress in inevitable. It engulfs us during stressful life situations, like being in a rough relationship. It creeps up in small bursts during our daily lives, like when were stuck in traffic or late for an appointment. Staying calm during lifes stressful situations isnt easy, hence most of us could use a few extra tools when were dealing with stress.

What you may not realize is that a nutritional deficiency can magnify your stress. As such, you can minimize the effects of stressful situations by putting the right nutrients into your body. Here are some supplements for stress that research has shown effective.

Why is dealing with stress important?

When you become stressed, you are more susceptible to emotional and physical illness.

On a psychological and energetic level, being stressed can be distracting and very tiring. Youre less likely to be effective in accomplishing tasks because stress can preoccupy the mind. Moreover, stress can leave your body feeling drained, even exhausted. To boot, inability to handle stress can result in poor sleep.

On a physical level, when you are stressed, your body releases stress hormones such as cortisol. This prepares your body for either fight or flight.

When this happens, your heart rate and blood flow increase. As well, you start taking in more oxygen. Furthermore, your immune system becomes taxed, thus reducing your ability to fight off pathogens and other germs. Finally, stress can lead to increased inflammation in the body. The scientific community has linked inflammation to many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.

1. Magnesium

When daily responsibilities create stress thats difficult to manage, a magnesium supplement may help. Personally, when I started taking Natural Vitalitys Magnesium Anti Stress Powder, Ive noticed a significant difference in how I handle stressful situations.

As per Dr. Mark Hyman, director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine:

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01:29

UK points finger at Russia for malicious cyberattack that paralyzed global firms blogfactory

The British government says Russia was behind the massive NotPetya cyberattack that crippled computer networks of global multinationals last summer. Moscow has denied the accusation.

We categorically reject such accusations, we consider them unsubstantiated and groundless. This is nothing more than the continuation of the Russophobic campaign lacking any evidence,presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday.

With no specific evidence provided for the allegations, UK intelligence claimed that the Russian military was responsible for the attack, citing a statement by Britains Foreign Office. According to the document, the UK decided to publicly charge Russia to show neither London nor its allies will not tolerate malicious cyber activity.

The UKs National Cyber Security Centre assesses that the Russian military was almost certainly responsible for the destructive NotPetya cyber-attack of June 2017. Given this is the highest level of assessment and the broader context, the UK government has made the judgement that the Russian government was responsible for this cyber-attack, the statement says.

The NotPetya cyberattack devastated computer networks of major global corporations worldwide. Companies like the delivery service FedEx, container-ship giant Moeller-Maersk, pharmaceutical firm Merck, French construction firm Saint-Gobain, British advertising company WPP Group, and many others fell victims of the virus. Security experts said the worm appeared to stem from Ukrainian tax software.

The accusations by the UK Foreign Office represent the first time a Western government has publicly pointed the finger at Moscow. Earlier, only Ukraine accused the Kremlin. They also claimed that Ukraine bore the brunt of the attack.

British officials said the attack was aimed at Ukrainian financial, energy, and government sectors.

The attack masqueraded as a criminal enterprise but its purpose was principally to disrupt. Primary targets were Ukrainian financial, energy and government sectors. Its indiscriminate design caused it to spread further, affecting other European and Russian business, the UK Foreign Office claims.

...

01:24

Bye-Bye, Balanced Budgets Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Bye-Bye, Balanced Budgets
by Bill Bonner

'Ive got so much honey
You know the bees envy me
Ive got a sweeter song
Oh, than the birds in the trees
Oh and I know, I know,
I know what youre gonna say
...

01:24

Ethiopian Prime Minister says he will resign RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Ethiopias Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has offered to resign as premier and chairman of the ruling coalition.

01:23

Washington Post does shoddy damage control for Russiagate Signs of the Times

An editorial in the February 2nd Washington Post headlines "The Nunes memo shows the opposite of what Trump hoped it would prove", and its first argument is that "the memo reveals that there were preexisting [i.e., prior to the FBI's investigation into the DNC's infamous Steele dossier, which even Steele himself acknowledged was probably 10% to 30% false] grounds to investigate, based on information about a different Trump associate. So the president cannot construe this memo as offering evidence that the Russia probe began corruptly." However, the Nunes Memo isn't alleging "that the Russia probe began corruptly." It is instead arguing that when the FBI's follow-on investigation reached the point where they would need permission from the FISA (or "FISC") court in order to obtain evidence that might possibly implicate US President Trump in impeachable offenses, the FBI resorted to an ilegal tactic to win the court's okay: hiding crucial material information from the FISA court. That's the case the Nunes Memo is actually summarizing.

01:18

Dont jump to conclusions about climate change and civil conflict RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Many studies that link global warming to civil unrest are biased and exacerbate stigma about the developing world.

01:15

The 10 Inventions Of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World The Event Chronicle

The 10 Inventions Of Nikola Tesla That Changed The World

By Nicholas West

Note: This article was originally published in 2010, but we repost annually with added info and links, as well as to present to new readers. Please feel free to add your own information, article links, or video links about Tesla and his work in the comment section.

I would also point you to Rand Cliffords 3-part series: Nikola Tesla: Calling All Freethinkers! which has a wealth of different information than what you will read below.

Nikola Tesla is finally beginning to attract real attention and encourage serious debate more than 70 years after his death.

Was Nikola Tesla for real? A crackpot? Part of an early experiment in corporate-government control?

We know that he was undoubtedly persecuted by the energy power brokers of his day namely Thomas Edison, whom we are taught in school to revere as a genius.  He was also attacked by J.P. Morgan and other captains of industry. Upon Nikola Teslas death on January 7th, 1943, the U.S. government moved into his lab and apartment confiscating all of his scientific research, some of which has been released by the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act. (Ive embedded the first 250 pages below and have added a link to the .pdf of the final pages, 290 in total).

Besides his persecution by corporate-government interests (which is practically a certification of authenticity), there is at least one solid indication of Nikola Teslas integrity he tore up a contract with Westinghouse that was worth billions in order to save the company from paying him his huge royalty payments.

But, lets take a look at what...

01:13

Criminal conspiracy: How bad will things get for Killary and Obama? Signs of the Times

Have you heard the latest nursery rhyme? "Hillary and Obama went up the hill. They both came down in handcuffs." Don't laugh. It's not a joke. It's very real. The noose tightened this week upon the entire FBI leadership over the scandal to destroy candidate Trump and then, President Trump. But it's no longer just the FBI leadership facing prison time for conspiracy and obstruction of justice. It's no longer just Hillary and her pals at the DNC and the Clinton Foundation facing prison time. The real question now is what did Obama know and when did he know it.

01:01

Dagga Flower Wild Cannabis of the East Wake Up World

February 16th, 2018 By Anthony Tyler Guest writer for Wake Up World People from all walks of life are beginning to exponentially awaken to the Big Pharma conspiracy and it is certainly no theory. Through the systematic corporate take-over of institutional medicine by families like the Rockefellers (among others), our doorstep has been darkened by the scourge of allopathic medicine, []

01:01

HomePod Isnt The Only Smart Speaker With A Lock-In Problem Fast Company

If Apple wants to welcome the likes of Spotify and Pandora onto its music player, theres an obvious way to do it.

Now that Apples HomePod speaker is here, nearly all the reviews have drawn the same conclusion: Superior sound quality, too much lock-in.

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