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Friday, 10 August

01:10

Turkish lawyers sue US officers at Incirlik air base for ties to terrorists Signs of the Times

A group of attorneys loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have initiated legal action against US officers attached to the strategic Incirlik Air Base in Turkey for alleged ties with terrorists, according to a new report. The Turkish attorneys want to temporarily halt all operations at the Incirlik base to execute a search warrant, Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday. The attorneys involved in the case are part of the Association for Social Justice and Aid, which comprises individuals who back Erdogan, the report said. The criminal complaint says that scores of high-ranking US officers are linked to Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic cleric living in the US who Erdogan says was instrumental in the 2016 attempted coup against his government. The attorneys seek the detention of US Cols. John Waler, Michael Manion, David Eaglen and David Trucksa; Lt. Cols.Tim Cook and Mack Coker; and Sgts. Thomas Cooper and Vegas Clark, according to Stars and Stripes. General Joseph Votel, head of US Central Command, is also named in the complaint. According to exiled Turkish journalists at the Stockholm Center for Freedom, the lawsuit is a form of retaliation against Washington's decision to impose sanctions against two cabinet-level officials in Erdogan's administration: Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu and Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul.

01:04

The U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Just Targeted a Bus Full of Children, Killing 43 MintPress News

Saudi-led coalition air strikes today killed dozens of people, including children travelling on a bus, in Yemens Saada province, Yemeni medical sources and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said.

The Western-backed alliance fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said the air strikes targeted missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi industrial city of Jizan, killing a Yemeni civilian there, a statement carried by the state news agency SPA said.

It accused the Houthis of using children as human shields.

Todays attack in Saada was a legitimate military operation and was carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law, the Arabic-language statement said.

The ICRC said one attack hit the bus driving children in Dahyan market, in northern Saada, adding hospitals there had received dozens of dead and wounded.

It was unclear how many children were killed and how many air strikes were carried out in the area, in northern Yemen, near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Abdul-Ghani Nayeb, head of a health department in Saada told Reuters that the death toll rose to 43, with 61 wounded.

Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of 10, Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, said in a Twitter post.

Saudi Arabia has led an Arabic coalition in Yemen against the Houthis since 2015 after the group took control of the capital Sanaa and forced the internationally recognised government in to exile.

It has launched thousands of air strikes in a campaign to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Errant strikes have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets.

The Yemen war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than two million and...

01:00

Introducing The Chaos Shamanism Podcast disinformation

Over a decade ago, I discovered that I could communicate with nonphysical beings via Clairsentience. So many remarkable, terrifying, and wonderful things have happened in my life since then that I decided... The post Introducing The Chaos Shamanism Podcast appeared first on disinformation.

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00:56

Korybko: Why an EU-Africa free trade agreement is a terrible idea Signs of the Times

Sputnik reported earlier today that German Development Minister Gerd Mueller delivered a presumably well-intended but ill-conceived proposal for a one-way EU-Africa free trade agreement in an interview with Die Welt, saying that: "The European market is effectively blocked. At the same time, European exports to Africa are growing. Therefore, my main message to Brussels is - Open the markets to all African goods ... This is the only way the continent can turn into the region of growth ... I am sure that the African youth ... would not flee [the continent] and would remain in their home countries if there were jobs and prospects for the future." The very basis of this proposal rests in the nave assumption that Africans are fleeing the continent purely for humanitarian reasons stemming from local conflicts and economic underdevelopment, ignoring the fact that many simply want a piece of the EU's "socialist welfare utopia". Germany is right to raise awareness about the need to do something though, because a prominent UN official warned earlier this year that the failure to deal with these interconnected push factors could lead to half a billion migrants invading the EU under the worst-case scenario. The author analyzed this at the time in a piece about how "Migrant Crisis 2.0 Might Come From Africa", which was followed by a related article where a former French Prime Minister basically told a South African crowd that "France Wants The Future To Be Eurasia vs. Eurafrica".

00:53

Revealed: Americas Least Affordable Cities Hang The Bankers

A third of Americas households are cost-burdened  by housing costs, according to a new report by Harvard Universitys Joint Center For Housing Studies. Cost-burdened is defined as spending above 30% of your income on housing. Even as the economy has seen a steady improvement since the 2008 financial crash, the income of millions of Americans is failing

00:52

Fewer Than 1 in 5 Residents Can Afford a Home in Bay Area cryptogon.com

Via: Mercury News: The Bay Area continues to lead the state in shattered home-ownership dreams. Record home prices and rising interest rates have pushed statewide home affordability rates to a 10-year-low. In the Bay Area, fewer than 1 in 5 residents can afford to buy into one of the nations most expensive real estate markets, []

00:50

"Trumps Genius Hypothesis Revealed" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Trumps 'Genius Hypothesis' Revealed"
by Bill Bonner

POITOU, FRANCE "In a weekend tweet, the president of the United States of America made a stock market forecast. He said that prices will go up dramatically as he brings his Art of the Deal methods to international trade negotiations. Never before in the history of the nation has a president aided, abetted, and advised by thousands of the smartest people on the planet with almost unlimited research budgets tracking every detail and recording every conversation offered stock market forecasts.

Move over, Jim Cramer. And who needs Warren Buffett? And you can forget Ben Graham and Charles Dow, too. If POTUS doesnt know, who does? He went to the formerly prestigious Wharton School of Business and is like, a really smart person. Never before have Americans had such a stark and simple choice. Right-thinking patriots now know what to do: buy, buy, buy. This sucker is going up! As for the rest of us, we hedge our bets.
...

00:50

Freedom Flotilla Passengers Released by Israel MintPress News

U.S. Navy Signalman Joe Meadors was standing watch on deck of the USS Liberty off the coast of Gaza on June 8, 1967 when a 90-minute aerial and sea attack by Israel against the ship killed 34 U.S. sailors and wounded 174 . Meadors watched as the Israeli military almost sank the Liberty and began machine-gunning the lifeboats. A 2003 U.S. commission led by Admiral Thomas Moorer found Israel guilty of the attack. But the motive is still shrouded in mystery.

Fifty-one years later, on July 29, Meadors was again on board a ship in international waters, again off the coast of Gaza. And once again Israel brutally attacked his ve. But this time Israels motive was clear. Meadors was aboard an unarmed civilian boat named Al Awda that was trying to break Israels seven-year old illegal blockade of Gaza.

Meadors in Palermo, Sicily before boarding Al Awda. (Photo by Ann Wright)

Meadors said six large patrol craft and four zodiac boats appeared when the Al Awda was 49 nautical miles off Gaza. While one group of crew and passengers protected the pilot house, Meadors said the Israeli forces who stormed the boat then beat the captain, hitting him and knocking his head against the sides of the ship. The captain was threatened with being brought down below to be killed, according to a Facebook post in Hebrew by Yonatan Shapira, one of two Israeli citizen delegates onboard. Both were arrested with everyone on board but were the first to be released. Shapiras Facebook message was translated by Ofer Neiman for Mondoweiss.

Four crew members and delegates were tasered by Israeli forces. One crew member was repeatedly tasered on the head and neck and another also received multiple taser shocks, said Shapira. Both were in serious medical condition and were semi-conscious during the seven hour trip to Givon prison in Ashdod, Israel. An IDF Spokesperson said: The overtaking of the Al-Awda ship was carried out without violence...

00:49

The healing power of an attitude of gratitude Signs of the Times

Gratitude may be more beneficial than we commonly suppose. One recent study asked subjects to write a note of thanks to someone and then estimate how surprised and happy the recipient would feel - an impact that they consistently underestimated. Another study assessed the health benefits of writing thank you notes. The researchers found that writing as few as three weekly thank you notes over the course of three weeks improved life satisfaction, increased happy feelings and reduced symptoms of depression. While this research into gratitude is relatively new, the principles involved are anything but. Students of mine in a political philosophy course at Indiana University are reading Daniel Defoe's 300-year-old Robinson Crusoe, often regarded as the first novel published in English. Marooned alone on an unknown island with no apparent prospect of rescue or escape, Crusoe has much to lament. But instead of giving in to despair, he makes a list of things for which he is grateful, including the fact that he is the shipwreck's sole survivor and has been able to salvage many useful items from the wreckage.

00:49

Stop Internet censorship Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Washington D.C. in the USA says about itself:

Metro will not offer separate trains for the Unite the Right rally

6 August 2018

On Monday, Metro confirmed in a statement that they will not offer separate trains for the so-called White Civil Rights rally called Unite the Right planned for the coming weekend in D.C.

The Metro management decided that after strong protest by Metro workers against privileged transport for these white supremacists only accessible for those showing their swastikas, Ku Klux Klan hoods, or Confederate flags?

Protesters against United States Aryan Nations nazis, photo by Maggie Winters

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Fight back against internet censorship!

9 August 2018

In July 2017, the World Socialist Web Site published an exposure of the fact that changes to Googles search algorithms had massively slashed traffic to left-wing, anti-war and socialist publications. Over the course of dozens of articles, we established that Google, together with the other...

00:46

Ruble hits two-year low after threat of new US sanctions Signs of the Times

The Russian currency is slipping on Thursday after Washington proposed the latest round of anti-Russian sanctions. The ruble has hit the lowest level against the US dollar in nearly two years. The US government is considering a broadened ban on dollar transactions by Russian lenders and operations with Russia's newly-issued sovereign bonds. The latest punitive measures are being considered in response to Russia's alleged involvement in the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK. The Russian government has repeatedly denied involvement and has called for an open investigation. The news sent the Russian currency falling to 66.48 against the dollar, its weakest since November 2016.

00:46

How Chinese tech girl Naomi Wu got royally screwed by Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, and Vice Magazine Signs of the Times

Translator and proofreader's note: There are large parts of this document that don't parse well either from Chinese or from Naomi's written English into more fluent English. In trying to do so, some of the emotion that Naomi is trying to convey would be lost. I've left those passages as originally written in her own English because there was simply no way to clean them up without losing her intent. Part 1 : Vice I'm Naomi Wu a DIY and tech enthusiast in Shenzhen, China. Nine months ago Vice Magazine contacted me for an interview. A lot has been written about that, very little by me. I've avoided writing about my experience with Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, and Vice Magazine in detail because I can't explain the whole story the way I want to. I can't really blame anyone who is unfamiliar with China's issues, who might say "Naomi, I don't see what's the big deal" or think I'm nuts, or who may've otherwise been unable to connect the few dots that I've provided. I'm sorry for being vague about my full side of it, but one day I'll be able to write every detail and things will be clearer. In the meantime, this is what I can write, and again, I'm very sorry it's so incomplete.

00:42

Hone Your Online Trading Skills Using a Trading Simulator Hang The Bankers

Many brokers are offering you the use a free online trading simulator these days. But, they dont do so out of the goodness of their hearts. They do so in the hopes that you will go from a weekend dabbler to a full-fledged paying customer. In most instances, you are under no obligation to do

00:38

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reflects on the Nagasaki Bombing Truthdig RSS

Thursday, Aug. 9 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing. Last January, Lawrence Ferlinghetti spoke with Truthdigs Bob Scheer about the devastation in its wake as one of the first U.S. military observers on the ground. Listen to their interview here.

TOKYO (AP) Nagasaki commemorated the anniversary of the worlds second atomic bombing Thursday with the United Nations chief and the citys mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the first United Nations chief to visit Nagasaki, said fears of nuclear war are still present 73 years after the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings and that the attacks should never be repeated. He raised concerns about slowing efforts to denuclearize, saying existing nuclear states are modernizing their arsenals.

Disarmament processes have slowed and even come to a halt, Guterres told the audience at the Nagasaki peace park. Here in Nagasaki, I call on all countries to commit to nuclear disarmament and to start making visible progress as a matter of urgency. Guterres added that nuclear weapons states should take the lead. Let us all commit to making Nagasaki the last place on Earth to suffer nuclear devastation, he said.

More than 5,000 citizens, including Nagasaki atom bomb survivors, and representatives of about 70 countries remembered the victims as they observed a minute of silence at 11:02 a.m., the moment the plutonium bomb Fatman hit the city.

Emperor Akihito joined a silent prayer from Tokyo with his wife Michiko as they monitored the ceremony on TV, marking the last Nagasaki commemoration before his planned abdication next April, Kyodo News reported.

The U.S. bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945, killed an estimated 70,000 people three days after a bomb dropped on Hiroshima killed 140,000. They were followed by Japans surrender, ending World War II.

Guterres said the peace and nuclear disarmament movement started by survivors of the atomic bombings has spread around the world but frustration over the slow progress led to last years adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Japan, despite being the only country in the world to have suffered nuclear attacks, has not signed the treaty because of its sensitive position as an American ally protected by the U.S. nuclear umbrella.

Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue urged Japans government to do more to seek nuclear disarmament, especially in the Asian region to help achieve a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. He said citizens of the atomic-bombed cities are hoping to see North Korea denuclearized.

Taue urged Tokyo to sign the treaty and fulfill its moral obligation to lead the world toward denuclearization. He said more than 300 local assemblies have adopted resolutio...

00:34

What Is the Price of ProbioSlim? Hang The Bankers

ProbioSlim if the innovative pills of the 21st century. The diets and trainings are not necessary anymore. What matter now is sticking to the schedule or the reminders on your phone in order to drink a single pill with two meals during the day. Then you will hardly be recognized in a month already. Today

00:21

Despite evidence of harm - mobile phone industry fights to keep us ignorant of health risks Signs of the Times

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified cellphones as a Group 2B "possible carcinogen"1 based on the evidence available in 2011. Since then, the evidence of harm has grown significantly. Science delivered a scathing blow to the cellphone industry this year, with three major studies supporting suspicions that cellphone radiation increases your risk of cancer2,3 and other health problems. Still, public doubt seems to linger. Two articles written by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie - one in The Nation,4 the other in The Guardian5 - highlight how such doubts are manufactured by the telecommunications industry which, barring public outcry, does not appear to have any interest in making their products safer.

00:20

The Case for Imposing Sanctions on Donald Trump MintPress News

Its embarrassing enough to have Donald Trump as president. But now American citizens have to endure the additional pain of the sanctions that other countries are imposing on the United States. Doesnt the world realize that were suffering enough as it is? That seems so grossly unfair.

Oh, but wait: thats how sanctions work.

Iraqis who hated Saddam Hussein (as well as those who thought he was a demi-god) suffered nearly 13 years of a financial and trade embargo imposed by the United Nations in 1990. Iranians who dislike their government (as well as those who believe fervently in the Islamic Republic) have weathered nearly 40 years of sanctions. And Cubans who disagree with the Castros (as well as those who consider the brothers to be the saviors of the island nation) have endured a nearly 60-year embargo imposed by the United States.

Its time for Americans to get a taste of their own medicine. Love Trump or despise him, sanctions are not smart enough to figure out your political preferences. Whether youre a metrosexual or a heartland voter, sanctions from Russia, China, the EU, Mexico, and others in the form of tariffs on U.S. exports are going to take a bite out of your bank account.

Such are the pleasures of being a pariah state.

 

Trade Tit for Tat

The trade war with China is escalating. Beijing announced last week that it would impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods. Thats on top of the $34 billion of goods it sanctioned in the first round. The tariffs will affect 56 percent of all U.S. exports to the country.

Its not as if the Trump administration doesnt understand the costs of its trade conflict with Beijing. It announced a $12 billion government relief plan for American farmers caught in the crossfire. Also hurting will be American consumers of Chinese goods in WalMart and elsewhere that are suddenly more expensive to buy.

Its not just China. Russia is going after Boeing and Microsoft. India is readying tariffs on American almonds, walnuts, and apples. Iran has targeted U.S. businesses that support terrorism, repression, and Israels occupation of Palestine.

Closer to home, both Canada and Mexico have announced tariffs on certa...

00:01

Dozens Of Children Killed In Saudi Led Airstrike On Bus In Yemen Your News Wire

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a bus carrying children in northern Yemen on Thursday The Red Cross confirmed that the attack killed and injured dozens, many of whom were children under the age of 10. [...]

The post Dozens Of Children Killed In Saudi Led Airstrike On Bus In Yemen appeared first on Your News Wire.

Thursday, 09 August

23:58

Israel Launches Scores of Airstrikes as Gaza Fire Persists Truthdig RSS

JERUSALEM Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into Thursday morning.

The flare-up comes as Egypt is trying to broker a long-term cease-fire between the two sides. At least three Palestinians died a pregnant woman, her 1-year-old daughter and a Hamas militant, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

On the Israeli side, at least seven people were wounded.

Israeli and Hamas officials both threatened a further intensification of hostilities. The U.N.s Mideast envoy appealed for calm.

It was not clear if the escalation, the latest in a series of intense exchanges of fire in recent months, would derail the indirect negotiations between Israel and Gazas Hamas militant rulers.

Air raid sirens signaling incoming rocket fire continued in southern Israel on Thursday morning, raising the likelihood of further Israeli reprisals.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007. Despite the animosity, the bitter enemies appear to be working through Egyptian mediators to avoid another war.

Hamas is demanding the lifting of an Israeli-Egyptian border blockade that has devastated Gazas economy, while Israel wants an end to rocket fire, as well as recent border protests and launches of incendiary balloons, and the return of the remains of two dead soldiers and two live Israelis believed to be held by Hamas.

But the continued outbursts of fire have jeopardized those cease-fire efforts. On Tuesday, the Israeli military struck a Hamas military post in Gaza after it said militants fired on Israeli troops on the border. Hamas said two of its fighters were killed after taking part in a gunfire parade inside a militant camp.

The incident occurred while a group of senior Hamas leaders from abroad were visiting Gaza to discuss the ceases-fire efforts with local leaders.

A top Hamas official told The Associated Press that the group waited for the delegation to leave Gaza before responding with rocket fire late Wednesday.

The Israeli military said over 150 rockets and mortars were fired at Israel, and Israel carried out over 140 airstrikes targeting Hamas militant positions.

Gazas Health Ministry identified those killed in the airstrikes from Wednesday to Thursday as Hamas fighter Ali Ghandour, 23-year-old Enas Khamash and her daughter Bayan. The ministry said the militant and the civilians were killed in separate incidents.

Kamal Khamash, brother-in-law of the killed woman, said the family was asleep when the projectile hit the house.

The mother and daughter died immediately and the father is in critical condition, Kamal said.

This is a blatant crime and Israel is responsible for it, he said.

Israeli arm...

23:55

Crime Against Humanity: 99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Out Trumps Detention of Children MintPress News

The last surviving prosecutor at the Nazi Nuremberg trials just offered harsh criticism for the Trump administrations family separation crisis resulting from its cruel immigration policies, calling it a crime against humanity.

Ninety-nine year old Ben Ferencz made the comments in a recent lengthy interview with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein, which was posted online Tuesday.

When he learned of the family separations, it was very painful for me, Ferencz told Zeid. I knew the Statue of Liberty. I came under the Statue of Liberty as an immigrant. Ferencz was a baby when his family came to the United States from Romania.

He referenced lines from Emma Lazaruss poem inscribed at the base of the monument, including its ending: I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

But the lamp went out when [Trump] said no immigrants allowed unless they meet the rules that we laid down, Ferencz said. It was outrageous. I was furious that anybody would think that its permissible to take young children5, 4, 3 years of ageand take them away from their parents and say the parents go to another country and the children go to another country, and well get you together, maybe, at some later date.

Its a crime against humanity. We list crimes against humanity in the Statute of the International Criminal Court. We have other inhumane acts designed to cause great suffering. What could cause more great suffering than what they did in the name of immigration law? Its ridiculous. We have to change the law if its the law, he said.

Watch the full interview below:

Ferencz also denounced the ongoing glorification of war-making. He said, The capacity to kill human beings has grown faster than our capacity to meet their vital and justified needs, noting, Nobody wins in war; the only winner is death.

Hes still expresses optimism, however, about the state...

23:55

A NATO-Funded Team is Advising Facebook On Flagging Propaganda MintPress News

This is not at all comforting: during a week thats witnessed Alex Jones social media accounts taken down by Facebook, Apple, Spotify and Google, and what appears to be a growing crackdown against alternative media figures including several prominent Libertarians, notably the Ron Paul Institute director, and the Scott Horton Show, who found their Twitter accounts suspended  we learn that the Atlantic Council is directly advising Facebook on identifying and removing foreign interference on the popular platform. 

While the initiative was initially revealed last May through an official Facebook media release, more details of the controversial think tanks role have been revealed.

Supposedly the whole partnership is aimed at bringing more objectivity and neutrality to the process of rooting out fake accounts that pose the threat of being operated by nefarious foreign states.

And yet as a new Reuters report confirmsFacebook is now itself a top donor to the Atlantic Council, alongside Western governments, Gulf autocratic regimes, NATO, various branches of the US military, and a number of major defense contractors and corporations. 

Whats more is that the team of four total individuals running the Atlantic Councils Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFR Lab) is headed by a former National Security Council advisor for the last four years of the Obama administration, Graham Brookie, who is also its founder.

Apparently the groups work has already been instrumental in Facebook taking action against over two dozen suspicious pages flagged potential foreign actors such as Russia. According to Reuters:

Facebook is using the group to enhance its investigations of foreign interference. Last week, the company said it took down 32 suspicious pages and accounts that purported to be run by leftists and minority activists.While some U.S. officials said they were likely the work of Russian agents, Facebook said it did not know for sure.

This is indeed the shocking key phrase included in the report:Facebook said it did not know for sure. And yet the accounts were removed anyway.

The Facebook-Atlantic Council alliance reportedly spr...

23:54

Venezuela Ties Maduro Assassination Attempt to the U.S. and Colombia MintPress News

Following the attempt on Venezuelan Nicolas Maduros life with two explosive-laden drones on Saturday, the President promised to get to the bottom of the failed plot. Last night he showed that his government has learned some things at least, and Maduro says there is still more evidence to come.

Prior to releasing the evidence, Maduro announced that he would be showing off what Venezuelan security had found late Monday night. According to Maduro at the time the evidence backed up the initial claims he had made right after the assassination attempt that there is sufficient evidence of the participation of the outgoing Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos.

On Tuesday night Maduro presented the evidence to the people of Venezuela in a televised address. Much of what Maduro presented seems to confirm his conclusions and exposes a wider network of the forces plotting to end his life, and the Bolivarian revolution.

 

Venezuela Releases Evidence Implicating Bogota

Late Tuesday night Maduro took to Twitter to announce that he would be presenting strong evidence of the links that the Colombian oligarchy has with the events on Avenida Bolivar in a few hours. In this post, Maduro promised that during his presentation that he would show that Venezuelas security services have the location, the names of the place in Chinacota Norte de Santander where they trained, the assassins, the terrorists, and have also captured all those directly involved with the terrorist attack.

Maduros final presentation late Tuesday shined even more light on the events of Saturday, including where the drone was controlled from. The Venezuelan Military also confirmed that the drones were stopped by signal jammers near the stage and thats what caused them to crash and explode before reaching Maduro.

According to Venezuelan intelligence, this attack was no one-off either, as the attackers had trained for months in the Colombian town of Chinacota, in the northern border province of Santander. According to Maduro, the assassination was originally planned for Venezuelas Independence Day on July 5th but was delayed due to a lack of preparation.

The military arrested two of the drone pilots minutes after the attack as well as...

23:51

Jacob Rothschild voices concern about new world economic order Signs of the Times

Jacob Rothschild has voiced concern about the global financial system that was established after WWII. The billionaire banker points to the US-China trade war and eurozone crisis as the key problems putting economic order at risk. "In 9/11 and in the 2008 financial crisis, the powers of the world worked together with a common approach. Co-operation today is proving much more difficult. This puts at risk the post-war economic and security order," Rothschild warned in his investment trust's half-year results commentary. In economics, the post-war order is usually refers to a monetary management system which led to a rise of the US dollar as a dominant currency. "In the circumstances our policy is to maintain our limited exposure to quoted equities and to enter into new commitments with great caution," Rothschild added.

23:51

Venezuelas Monetary Revolution Vis--Vis Economic Sanctions New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Nino Pagliccia looks at the impacts of the increasing sanctions against Caracas.

23:40

'Lunatic farmer' Joel Salatin: The rise of rogue food Signs of the Times

A 'food freedom' revolt against the government is starting This week, we welcome back Joel Salatin to the podcast. Labeled by The Washington Post as "the most famous farmer in America", Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy. Who wouldn't want that? Well, the government and Big Ag for starters. Joel refers to himself as a 'lunatic farmer' because so many of the changes he thinks our food system needs are either illegal under the current law or mightily resisted by the deep-pocketed corporations controlling production and distribution.

23:34

Heavily Armed Muslim Extremists Arrested In New Mexico; Trained 11 Children To Commit School Shootings WorldTruth.Tv

Update: Fox News reports that Wahhajs father is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 WTC bombing: Wahhajs family background was already controversial prior to his arrest. Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the New York Post []

23:28

Humans Damaged Most of the Worlds Oceans, Even Before Climate Change Truthdig RSS

Humans huddle on a small part of the Earths surface, but our activity on the rest will leave our descendants only diminished oceans. Thanks to us, the wilderness of the worlds wide seas has shrunk drastically.

Earth is a waterworld: 70% of it is swept by ocean. And 87% of this waterworld has been to some degree fouled, polluted, poisoned or impoverished by the actions of one almost entirely terrestrial mammal. That is, according to a new survey, only 13% of the high seas can now be considered true wilderness.

Terrestrial life is smeared thinly. It is concentrated almost entirely in an altitude bounded by tree roots and canopy. But all the ocean is habitable, from the tidal shallows to the abyssal plain. It is home to the greatest mountain chain on the planet and to the deepest chasms, and in all it makes up 99% of the living space on Earth.

Researchers who looked at 16 different kinds of watery realm and tested them for 15 different kinds of human impact among them commercial shipping, sediment and fertiliser run-off, and overfishing report in the journal Current Biology that humans had left their mark almost everywhere.

We were astonished by just how little marine wilderness remains, said Kendall Jones, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia, and also of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Huge extent

The ocean is immense, covering over 70% of our planet, but weve managed to significantly impact almost all of this vast ecosystem.

The surviving watery wilderness is estimated at an area of 54 million square kilometres. Although this is seemingly an enormous tract think of the land areas of Russia, China, Canada, the US and Australia rolled up together it is still less than a seventh part of the sea surface.

Most of this untouched ocean is concentrated in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and around the more remote Pacific islands. Hardly any marine wilderness survives along the continental coastlines.

The study comes only weeks after a survey of land conservation areas once again, led by researchers from the University of Queensland and the Wildlife Conservation Society found that even those stretches of mountain, savannah, forest and wetland formally recognized by governments as nature reserves or conservation zones were in many cases significantly disturbed or degraded by human intrusion.

The plight of the high seas has been disturbing marine scientists and oceanographers for some time. They have repeatedly warned that...

23:25

In historic vote, Italy dumps mandatory vaccination Signs of the Times

League leader Matteo Salvini called required vaccines "useless" and said they were "in many cases dangerous, if not harmful". Now, they won't be required. By a vote of 148 to 110 in the upper house of parliament, Italy has squashed mandatory vaccine laws and aims to be "more inclusive." The 10 required vaccinations for preschools or nurseries are now suspended, at least in terms of mandatory laws.

23:23

This may be the single greatest way to boost your happiness and health Health Nut News

Only 1 in 3 Americans reports being very happy, and nearly 1 in 4 experience no life enjoyment at all. Fortunately, theres hope. Small changes in perspective and behavior can add up over time, and practicing gratitude is at the top of the list of strategies known to boost happiness and life satisfaction. If your happiness could []

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23:22

Ten Bombshell Revelations From Seymour Hershs New Autobiography The Daily Sheeple

Among the more interesting revelations to surface as legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh continues a book tour and gives interviews discussing his newly published autobiography, Reporter: A Memoir, is that he never set out to write it at all, but was actually deeply engaged in writing a massive expos of Dick Cheney  a project he decided couldnt ultimately be published in the current climate of aggressive persecution of whistleblowers which became especially intense during the Obama years.

Hersh has pointed out he worries his sources risk exposure while taking on the Cheney book, which ultimately resulted in the famed reporter opting to write an in-depth account of his storied career instead  itself full of previously hidden details connected with major historical events and state secrets.

In a recent wide-ranging interview with the UK Independent, Hersh is finally asked to discuss in-depth some of the controversial investigative stories hes written on SyriaRussia-US intelligence sharing, and the Osama bin Laden death narrativewhich have gotten the Pulitzer Prize winner and five-time Polk Award recipient essentially blacklisted from his regular publication, The New Yorker magazine, for which he broke stories of monumental importance for decades.

Though few would disagree that Hersh has single-handedly broken more stories of genuine world-historical significance than any reporter alive (or dead, perhaps)  as The Nation put it  the man who exposed shocking cover-ups l...

23:21

The Censorship Racket Explained: No Due Process, No Evidence, No Defense WorldTruth.Tv

When government takes away your rights in a criminal prosecution, theres a due process that must be followed. Even though the criminal justice system is corrupt and dishonest in its own way, there is at least recognition that those who are accused may face their accusers; that the accused has the right to see the []

23:17

10 Qualities Every Human Being Should Have TruthTheory

ByLuminita D. Saviuc via Purpose Fairy

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it. ~ Audrey Hepburn

If you ask me, there are certain qualities each and every human being should have. Qualities that have the power to help each and every one of us to connect with our own selves and the world around us at a deeper level. Crafting better lives for ourselves and those around us and making the world a happier and a lot brighter place to be in. And these qualities are:

1. Faith

Faith in yourself and all that you are. Faith in your abilities. Faith in life and faith in the Infinite intelligence that created us all.

He replied, Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ~ Matthew 17:20

2. Courage

Courage to create the life you deep down inside know that you deserve to live. Cour...

23:16

Meteor fireball seen over Great Yarmouth, UK Signs of the Times

A mystery "fireball" has been spotted flying over a coastal village and over a neighbouring town with one witness saying it may have been meteorite. The football-sized fireball like object was seen over Hemsby by a 73-year-old female resident of Beach Road from her home at about 11.25pm on Sunday. She said: "It was not a firework. It was not an object, it was a ball of fire. It came from the right and the headed left. Something was coming out of the back, like a rocket does. It was quick. It headed towards the beach. It was not an object." She added it was so quick she did not have time to think of taking a photograph.

23:11

Benjamin Fulford Report: "The Current Balance of Power" -- August 6, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Secret societies, secret services and religions: The current balance of power

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
2018-08-06



Notice to readers: This is the second of three pre-written reports as we continue our summer digital detox.

The secret war for the planet earth has been intensifying and is headed for some sort of climax. For that reason, before the autumn battles begin, its a good time to look at some of the worlds most important secret societies and the governments, religions, and agendas they are associated with.

The first thing people must understand when looking at this issue is that in the real world, spy agencies, secret societies, and armies are subservient to religions. The reason for this is that even though Mao Tse-Tung said, Power grows from the barrel of a gun, it really grows from the mind of the person holding the gun. So the battle for the planet earth is really a battle for the hearts and minds of the people who really count during a power strugglethe warriors.

Lets start with the Asian secret societies. Overall, their view right now is that the West has ruled the planet for long enough and now its their turn. However, the Asian secret societies, just like their Western counterparts, are divided into several competing groups.

The biggest is probably the Hongmen, with 55 million members, mostly located in China and in Asian communities around the world. Chinese President Xi Jinping is a member of this group. It can be seen as a sort of combination between a chamber of commerce and a gangster group. This sort of thing, by the way, is true of Western secret societies, too, because wielding big money and big power requires protection. The Hongmen are closely linked to, but not...

23:11

'I'll have you killed!' Duterte chastises 100+ corrupt cops in Philippines Signs of the Times

President Rodrigo Duterte has demonstratively threatened to keep a close watch on and to neutralize suspected corrupt cops if they ever make a single mistake that taints the public image of the Philippines' police force. More than one hundred policemen, who are currently being probed for various offenses across the country, were delivered to Malacaang Palace for a public scolding by the Philippines' president, who made it clear from the start that they are totally "useless" to the country and represent a "plague" of society. "I'll be frank to the entire Philippines. If you continue your way, son of a b*tch, I will really kill you. You can be sure of that. I have nothing else to do with you fools," Duterte told the policemen, who are accused of robbery, extortion, kidnapping, rape and other corrupt actions.

23:08

"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"You Are Not Crazy: Taking a Time Out"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"Sometimes as adults, we just need a time out to refocus and gather ourselves before starting out again. Most of us feel a little crazy from time to time. Periods of high stress can make us feel like were losing it, as can being surrounded by people whose values are very different from our own. Losing a significant relationship and moving into a new life situation are other events that can cause us to feel off kilter. Circumstances like these recur in our lives, and they naturally affect our mental stability. The symptoms of our state of mind can range from having no recollection of putting our car keys where we eventually find them, to wondering if were seeing things clearly when everyone around us seems to be in denial of whats going on right in front of their eyes. For most of us, the key to survival at times like these is to step back, take a deep breath, and regain our composure. Then we can decide what course of action to take.

Sometimes a time-out does the trick. We take a day off from whatever is making us feel crazy and, like magic, we feel in our right mind again. Talking to an objective friend can also help. We begin to see what it is about the situation that de...

23:08

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM AUG 9 2018 Giza Death Star

Chilean police have raided a Vatican seminar on clerical abuse and removed a lap top, and this has Joseph speculating on what has been []

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23:01

Feminism Is A Depopulation Program WorldTruth.Tv

The world birth rate has halved in the last 50 years from roughly 3.6 births per woman to only 1.8. This coincides with the rise of feminism as the official world gender ideology. We have been conditioned to scoff at the idea of conspiracy. The idea that people might plan to harm others without first warning their []

23:00

At least 100 dead birds found in Oklahoma City Signs of the Times

Dozens of birds were found dead in a Piedmont neighborhood following Wednesdays' severe storms. After severe storm's moved through early Aug. 8, residents in the Surrey Hills neighborhood near NW 121 Place and Mustang discovered at least 100 dead birds underneath a tree. FOX 25's Jeff George speculates that the tree was struck by lightning, killing the flock of birds.

22:55

Robert Steele: GOP RNC Commit Suicide, Disavow Bill Fawell for Telling the Truth About 9/11 and Sandy Hook Public Intelligence Blog

Robert David STEELE Vivas

If ever there was a moment in American history when the GOP/RNC could have stood  tall, this is that moment: they are disavowing a very fine candidate for Congress because he is telling the truth about 9/11 and Sandy Hook.

GOP leaders pull support for 17th District candidate

As a former spy who has run a false flag operation, as a top reviewer who has engaged with the top authors on false flag and Deep State operations (including Peter Dale Scott, the original, who has outed Dick Cheneys use of Continuity of Government (COG) to command and control the Shadow Government), I will state with absolute conviction that Bill Fawell, running in the 17th Congressional District in Illinois, is absolutely right and the President knows he is absolutely right. Bill Fawell is telling the truth about 9/11 and Sandy Hook.

Memoranda for the President on 9/11: Time for the Truth False Flag Deep State Truth!

Memoranda for the President on Sandy Hook: Is FEMA A False Flag Fake News Terrorist Node? Should #GoogleGestapo Be Closed Down?

The question voters in the 17th District need to ask themselves about the sudden withdrawal of support from state GOP leaders is this: are they stupid, or are they being bribed, blackmailed, or both?

Ill give you a hint.  They are not stupid. What has clearly happened here is that the Zionists (who are in absolute  fear of the movement I and others are leading to get 9/11 Truth on the table, and trying desperately to keep the lid on the truth) have been able to influence whether with bribery or blackmail I do not know, those who are not stabbing Bill Fawell in the back.

This is a digital assassination, just as Alex Jones was a digital assa...

22:55

Exercise treats addiction by altering brains dopamine system Health Nut News

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment and even prevention strategies for addiction. Scientists in Britain previously found that just five minutes of brisk walking can alleviate withdrawal symptoms caused from giving []

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22:49

How to Treat People, Not as Bad as They Are, but as Good as You Are TruthTheory

By Luminita D. Saviuc via Purpose Fairy

Learn to treat people, not as bad as they are, but as good as you are. And in doing so you might become the first person in these peoples lives who treated them with the love, dignity and respect each Human Being deserves to be treated. 

It really does not matter what other people say and do. All that matters is what you yourself, say and do.

Thats all that truly matters.

And today I will share with you a list of things that are meant to inspire and empower you to treat people, not as bad as they are, but as good as you are.

HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE AS GOOD AS YOU ARE, NOT AS BAD AS THEY ARE

1. Treat people with love

Dont fight them.

Dont resist them. (What you resist, not only does it persist, but it also grows in size, as...

22:42

Dead whale shark found on Sanibel Island, Florida Signs of the Times

Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission scientists are trying to determine the cause of death of a 25-foot-long whale shark that was found on Sanibel Island. The waterways off Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties have been heavily impacted by red tide. FWC's Dr. Gregg Poulakis, NOAA's Dr. Jose Castro and FWC staff members performed a necropsy on the whale shark on Tuesday. The shark appeared to be newly deceased. The necropsy was part of FWC's response to the red tide that is killing marine life in southwest Florida.

22:41

Snowflakes 'furious' after Berkeley police tweet mugshots of Antifa 'activists' Signs of the Times

Police in Berkeley, California have been criticized for tweeting out mugshots of left-wing antifa activists arrested on Sunday at a protest against a right-wing rally. The arrests took place as left-wing Antifa protesters clashed with a right-wing 'No to Marxism' rally in the city's Civic Center Park. After being criticized for failing to prevent violence at a similar event last year, police managed to keep both groups separated, and only minor scuffles broke out. Several vehicles had their tires slashed, trash cans were set on fire, and one Antifa protester smashed the window of a US Marine Corps recruiting office with a hammer.

22:36

2 dead after apparent murder-suicide at New York City hospital Signs of the Times

Two people in their 70s have died in an alleged murder-suicide at a New York hospital, with staff telling patients that a husband shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. The deceased were found in a room on the fourth floor of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, after shots were reported at 9:39am local time, Westchester County Police Safety Commissioner Tom Gleason said at a press conference. He added that a .38-caliber revolver was found at the scene.

22:36

Roe deer in forest, video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 3 August 2018 video shows a roe deer in a forest in the Veluwe region in the Netherlands.

22:30

Saudi warplanes kill Yemeni children, market clients Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 9 August 2018 video says about itself:

AFP: Yemen: An attack on a bus carrying children in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday left dozens of people dead or wounded, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Following an attack this morning on a bus driving children in Dahyan Market, northern Saada, (an ICRC-supported) hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded, the organisation said on Twitter without giving more details. Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict, it added.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Dozens of dead and wounded by Yemen air strike

In an air raid on a bus and a busy market in the northwest of Yemen, according to the Red Cross, dozens of people have been killed and injured. The bus transported children, reports the aid organization.

According to the head of the Red Cross in Yemen, most victims are under 10 years old. The German news agency DPA reports that at least 39 people were killed in the attack, including many children.

The attack...

22:30

Woman is harassed for being muscular (but theres a silver lining) Health Nut News

First, there was fat shaming, then came orthorexia (where we shame people who want to be healthy), and then we gave women who were thin a hassle and now, women who are too strong. RELATED STORY: Plus-sized model speaks out after confronting a body-shamer on a plane But while this kind of thing might have []

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22:20

Natural measles immunitybetter protection and more long-term benefits than Vaccines Health Nut News

By the World Mercury Project team Stories about vaccines in the popular press tend to be unabashedly one-sided, generally portraying vaccination as a universal (and essential) good with virtually no down side. This unscientific bias is particularly apparent in news reports about measles, which often are little more than hysterical diatribes against the unvaccinated. RELATED STORY: USA []

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22:15

Nicholas Kollerstrom: In Solidarity with Alex Jones Sandy Hook a transitional occurrence in state-sponsored terror nobody died in an exercise with crisis actors Public Intelligence Blog

Nicholas Kollerstrom: In Solidarity with Alex JonesA transitional occurrence in state-sponsored terror nobody died in an exercise with crisis actors

Mr. President,

The Sandy Hook event was a great transitional moment in modern state-fabricated terror. Before it, we had events such as 9/11 and the London bombings of 2005, in which a lot of people died. After it, there are mockup events with actors and fake blood, which are a lot cheaper and easier to arrange. Since 2012 state-terror events have used crisis actors. This is alas the main art-form of the 21st century, whereby the Deep State gets its wars going.

Before Sandy Hook, there would be drills or wargames which were arranged to synchronize with the event: the perpetrators would cause them to go live so that real terror then took place. Thereby the State was able to blame some external Enemy, for what it had done. But things changed in 2012 with mere actors and dummies being used to scare everyone. The Sandy Hook nightmare killer Adam Lanza never existed, he was just a mockup. The state of Newton had received a grant from Homeland Security to run the drill. But, the drama of the event acquired a bit too much realism and spilled over into newspaper headlines.

There were for example no bullet marks in any school classroom, no bodies of little kids taken by ambulance into hospitals none of that happened: there were just a load of crisis actors, and A LOT of state money going into Newtown to keep everyone quiet.

Those families in Newtown were not real. The kids existed, but they were several years older than the pictures we all saw: many of those dead kids were rewarded by appearing at the Super Bowl concert with Beyonc months later. It was pointed out that they were evidently the same but about twelve years of age.

Of the twenty families involved with the children, all were home-owners in Newtown. Many had just moved in before the event and all had their mortgages paid off shortly before. That was a key part of the process whereby they were manipulated to go along with the story.

Mr. President, it is your business to appoint someone who can detail all those fake families who came together in Newton, and examine birth and death certificates, school records, etc. Get a full statement from the FBI, whose records c...

22:11

Flood death toll reaches 76 in Assam, India - 90,000 still affected Signs of the Times

The flood situation in Assam improved on Saturday although one person died in the deluge and nearly 90,000 people are still affected in 11 districts of the state. According to a report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person lost his life at Mayong revenue circle in Morigaon district. With this, the total number of people losing their lives in this year's flood related cases has gone up to 76, including eight in Guwahati. The ASDMA said around 90,000 people are suffering at present in Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Karimganj and Cachar districts.

22:00

Berto Jongman: Laurence Kotlikoff Is Our Government Intentionally Hiding $21 Trillion in Spending [On Deep State Projects Including Secret Space and Underground Mind Control Facilities]? Public Intelligence Blog

Berto Jongman

Is Our Government Intentionally Hiding $21 Trillion In Spending?

This column is co-authored with Mark Skidmore, a Professor of Economics at Michigan State University.

In our prior column, Mark and I wrote about $21 trillion in unaccounted government transactions, primarily on defense. The DODs (Department of Defense) as well as HUDs (Department of Housing and Urban Development) Offices of Inspector General (OIG) reference these transactions as unsupported journal voucher adjustments. This is polite accounting language for lost, hidden or stolen money. If such adjustments were small, it would be one thing. But they totaled some $21 trillion between 1998 and 2015!

. . .

Trillions in unaccounted outlays, if thats whats involved here, is trillions of our tax dollars being spent without our knowledge. If thats the case, were talking about the biggest government financial deception in the history of the country.

Read full article.

Phi Beta Iota: Apart from US Government spending being documented as 50% waste on average across all policy domains, with defense and housing being the largest, there has clearly been grand theft and secret spending on scales most cannot imagine.  There is also the off  the books funding associated with the covert captured and theft of gold, and the drug trade that was facilitated by NAFTA. In brief, we are not living in heaven on earth because the US Government went rogue on us, and allowed itself to be turned into a Shadow Government serving the Deep State instead of the public interest.

See Especially:

...

22:00

How Does Canada Escape Prosecution for Genocide? Dissident Voice

Can Canada continue to commit what is an enumerated act of genocide by the UNGC [United Nations Genocide Convention] and excuse itself by continuing to say that it is not intending what the Genocide Treaty recognizes as the result of such an act ?

Tamara Starblanket1

Genocide is a heinous crime that fractures and dehumanizes humanity. Science tells us that we are all taxonomically Homo sapiens. Yet most of us tend to divide into Us and Them groupings, sometimes leading to in-group and out-group competition that can turn violent. In the worst cases, the monstrous result is the decimation of the different group.

The carrying out of a genocide doesnt require annihilatory bombing or the mowing down of a particular targetted group. Neither does genocide require a lightning temporality in execution. Genocide merely requires the intent to bring about the destruction of a targetted group by whatever manner, unbounded by a specific timeframe. Humans steer genocide: a malicious force capable of an evil genius in linguistically guising its execution, as well as being capable of extreme patience in achieving its pernicious aims.

A particular example of an under-the-radar genocide is that carried out by European settler-colonialists who denationalized all the Original Nations of the western hemisphere. There are non-indigenous people who are aware and acknowledge that genocide occurred, but few would realize or acknowledge that the genocide continues. That is much of the importance of Tamara Starblankets Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State (Clarity Press, 2018).

Starblanket is a Nehiyaw iskwew (Cree woman) from Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Treaty Six Territory in the region colonially designated as Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her Suffer the Little Children is based on her Master of Laws thesis which, she relates, met with obstruction from C...

21:59

Bermuda fireworms, why they glow Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 18 December 2012 video from the American Museum of Natural History in the USA says about itself:

Glowing in the Ocean

Learn about bioluminescence in this sing-along animation featuring three glow-in-the-dark creatures: the anglerfish, a Bermuda fireworm, and a blue-ringed octopus.

Only the top layer of the ocean gets a lot of sunlight. Many marine animals arent in the dark, however, because they make their own light.

Some animals, like the Bermuda fireworm, use a process called bioluminescence. Chemicals in their bodies mix together to produce cold light, which doesnt give off any heat.

Some bioluminescent animals, like the anglerfish, get their glow from tiny microbes that live inside special light organs in their bodies.

The blue-ringed octopus uses fluorescence, another process that can cause things to glow. When disturbed, blue circular rings flash all over its body. Instead of making their own light, they can absorb and re-emit light from outside their bodies.

From the American Museum of Natural History:

Study illuminates genes behind beautiful glow of Bermuda fireworms

Unique enzyme powers bioluminescent worms mating swarm

August 8, 2018

A new study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms. The new research, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, confirms that the enzymes responsible for the fireworms glow are unique among bioluminescent animals and entirely unlike those seen in...

21:45

Preston James: Mind Control & Other New Technologies Public Intelligence Blog

Preston James

Developing, Mastering and Weaponizing new technology to control you

Not only has the Ruling Cabal deployed its newly developed high technology to spy on us all, but has weaponized it to entrain the minds of the masses to conform to their Globalist NWO Agenda and policies.

Phi Beta Iota: Worth a full read. It is clear now that elements of the secret shadow government that serves the Deep State have a multi-trillion dollar budget that is completely off  the books, unknown to Congress, and to some extent financed by drug trafficking against our own citizens. Note in the article above the topic of weaponized bacteria one can only wonder if the flesh eating bacteria are the result of an experiment gone wrong at a deep underground facility financed outside the rule of law and public interest.

See Also:

Deep State @ Phi Beta Iota

Mind Control @ Phi Beta Iota

21:43

Rothschild Worried About New World Economic Order WorldTruth.Tv

Jacob Rothschild has voiced concern about the global financial system that was established after WWII. The billionaire banker points to the US-China trade war and eurozone crisis as the key problems putting economic order at risk. In 9/11 and in the 2008 financial crisis, the powers of the world worked together with a common approach. []

21:30

Betty Boop: France Legalizes Pedophila Any Child, Any Age Public Intelligence Blog

France Passes Law Saying Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults

President Macrons government has voted against having an age of consent in France, becoming the latest nation to give in to pressure from an international network of liberal activists determined to normalize pedophilia and decriminalize sex with children across the world.

Federal law in France now has no legal age of consent, meaning adults who have sex with children of any age will not be prosecuted for rape if the child victim is unable to prove violence, threat, duress, or surprise.

Phi Beta Iota: President Macron, who has no children of his own, is suspected by many in France to be a Satanist and a murderous pedophile. We have no direct knowledge.

See Also:

Pedophilia @ Phi Beta Iota

21:19

Saharan dust causes orange haze above Southwest Florida Signs of the Times

Do you notice anything unusual about our sky today? If you look closely, you'll see a slight orange haze above Southwest Florida over the next few days. This haze was very evident around sunrise Wednesday morning looking east. The image below was taken around 7 a.m. from downtown Fort Myers. The source of this orange haze is a layer of dry dusty air originating from the Sahara Desert that's traveled over 6 thousand miles from Africa to South Florida!

21:01

Nunes strikes out against FBI for omitting 'exculpatory evidence' in Carter Page surveillance warrant Signs of the Times

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes claimed Monday that the FBI and Justice Department failed to include exculpatory evidence in surveillance warrant applications against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. "There is exculpatory evidence that we have seen, of classified documents that need to be declassified," Nunes said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "Exculpatory in nature in what way? Exculpatory in what way?" Hannity asked.

21:00

Move over LinkedIn, Facebook wants to be the place to find a mentor Fast Company

Last year, the social media giant dipped its toes in online mentorship. Now they are getting serious.

Facebook is gearing up to mine what it sees as a massive opportunity to engage its users by offering mentorship through its Groups channel.

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20:58

Shallow M5.8 earthquake strikes Greenland sea, followed by M4.6 Signs of the Times

A shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake was reported Greenland Sea, at a depth of 10 km, according to the United States Geological Survey. An earthquake of this magnitude is considered to be moderate. It struck at Aug 07, 2018 at 01:57:09 UTZ. USGS reports that this quake event was manually reviewed. USGS alert level for this quake is 'green' which mean an estimate of zero fatalities and less than $1 million in losses.

20:49

Jews only: Israel stokes tensions by banning Muslims from Ibrahimi mosque for Jewish holidays Signs of the Times

The Israeli authorities have decided to shut down the Ibrahimi mosque, in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, for Muslims and non-Jewish visitors allowing only Jews into the holy site, for Jewish holidays. The Acting Head of Hebron Endowment, Jalal al-Rajabi, said that the Israeli authorities will shut down the site from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. Thursday, pointing out that the doors of the mosque will open to Muslim worshipers on Friday for the call to prayer. Al-Rajabi added that the Muslim call to prayer will also be banned during the shutdown period.

20:48

Greek island Tilos, pro-refugees, pro-ecology Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

The BBC Travel Show Tilos

30 September 2017

In this segment I travel to the island of Tilos in Greece. The island is becoming the first in Greece to generate sustainable energy using the power of the sun and wind.

In June 2008, Anastassios Aliferis, the Socialist mayor of the island, performed the first same-sex marriages in Greece, citing a legal loophole and defying claims of illegality by a Greek prosecutor.

Translated from Conny Keesen, Dutch NOS TV correspondent in Greece, 6 August 2018:

Tilos: the first sustainable island in the Mediterranean

Solar panels, a windmill and a plant that converts and bundles all generated energy: Greek Tilos is ready for it. Ready to become the first island in the Mediterranean that largely runs on sun and wind.

The remote island, located between Kos and Rhodes, has always been a pioneer in nature conservation. Rare birds live in the rugged mountains, special plants grow and underground rivers flow. Now Tilos goes a step further.

Countries that do not have as much sun and wind as we can do it anyway?, Mayor Maria Kamma wonders. We have been working on clean energy here for a long time, and on this island we are growing up with awareness for nature and the environment.

Nature reserve

In 2012 Kamma was chosen as mayor. She followed in the footsteps of Tassos Aliferis, a convinced environmentalist. For example, he already imposed a hunting ban on the island in 1993; then still unique in Greece.

He made sure that the island became officially a nature reserve. By promoting ecotourism, he managed to attract hikers and conservationists to the island. Tilos now receives about 13,000 tourists a year and together they form the main source of income for the approximately 500 residents.

The project is also embraced by the peo...

20:48

BuzzFeed cheers YouTube for tagging wrong-think videos with liberal propaganda Signs of the Times

YouTube is now adding fact checks to videos that question climate change, BuzzFeed News has confirmed, as a part of its ongoing effort to combat the rampant misinformation and conspiratorial fodder on its platform. On July 9, the company added a blurb of text underneath some videos about climate change, which provided a scientifically accurate explainer. The text comes from the Wikipedia entry for global warming and states that "multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming." This new feature follows YouTube's announcement in March that it would place descriptions from Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica next to videos on topics that spur conspiracy theories, such as the moon landing and the Oklahoma City bombing. In doing the same for climate videos, the company seems to be wading into more fraught and complex intellectual territory.

20:38

The New York Timess redesign proves journalism matters more than ever Fast Company

The newspaper studied readers and prototyped extensively to find better ways to surface news and analysis.

The New York Times is rolling out a new homepage, one that will show off the staples of its digital journalism: its briefings, the audio newscast The Daily, newsletters, and groups of stories that editors have chosen.

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20:31

Technetronic Enslavement: Life Inside the Matrix of Control The Crazz Files

READ MORE AT NEW DAWN 

The march of modern progress has brought forth many advances for humanity, and yet man is lost. Read More

20:24

How Norse Greenlanders once dominated the walrus ivory trade Signs of the Times

For years, archaeologists have wondered why the Norse settled on Greenland's inhospitable, ice-bound edges at the end of the first millennium A.D. The living certainly wasn't easy-so why did they stay, and how did they survive? The Norse communities farmed and fished. But a new study suggests that they had another valuable source of support: trading valuable walrus ivory with an avid European market. Walrus ivory was popular in early medieval Europe, prized as an exotic material from the far-flung north. Churches were decorated with tusks, and elaborately carved chessman played their way across the boards of the elite. But until now, researchers were unsure where exactly the ivory was being sourced from: the icy eastern waters of Scandinavia, or the remote western reaches of Greenland?

20:20

Cord-cutting slows down, but not for satellite TV Fast Company

New data suggests Dish Network and DirecTV are still shedding traditional pay-TV customers.

Pity the poor satellite TV providers. Maybe the idea of getting your TV from a giant dish seemed great at one time, but in the age of cord-cutting, its looking more and more like a relic from an earlier era.

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20:11

UN gender equality official accused of being a 'predator' amid investigation into sexual misconduct Signs of the Times

A prominent UN adviser has been exposed by Newsweek as the man at the center of a 14-month-long investigation into sexual abuse. The report accuses him of making repeated unwanted advances towards younger men. Last December, UN Women, the agency responsible for women's empowerment and equality, published a low-key statement mentioning that an investigation had been opened into an unnamed official. The Newsweek report now claims that the man is India-born Ravi Karkara, who worked as senior adviser to the former deputy executive director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, until recently. Karkara remains on leave while collecting full pay. Meanwhile, several officials have been putting pressure on the organization to complete the probe and reform its internal practices. According to Newsweek, which spoke to several lawyers and activists familiar with the case, as well as to one of the alleged victims, "the sexual misconduct accusations against Karkara include touching or grabbing a subordinate's genitals in a hotel room, using work devices to send pornography and follow-up questions to male subordinates, creating a climate of sexual innuendo and obscene gestures in the workplace, and using his position and access as leverage to initiate sexual encounters." They concern "at least seven or eight men" who have admitted being subject of unsolicited attention.

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Todays medical doctors get virtually ZERO nutrition instruction in medical school The Crazz Files

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Todays medical doctors get virtually ZERO nutrition instruction in medical school a steep price to pay for most of their patients

One hundred years ago, in 1918, American doctors attended substandard medical schools and earned less than $2,500 on average per year. Read More

20:08

Italy: Senate overturns mandatory vaccination law, prepares 'freedom of choice' option Signs of the Times

Italy's upper house of parliament has voted through legislation from the ruling anti-establishment government to remove the legal obligation to vaccinate schoolchildren. A law compelling children to have 10 vaccinations in order to enrol at state schools came into effect in March, after a surge in the number of measles cases. But the Five Star Movement and the League, which formed a ruling coalition two months ago, pledged to scrap the vaccination obligation during the run-up to elections in March, courting the so-called "anti-vax" vote. The new legislation puts Italy out of step with other European countries such as France and Germany, which have been bolstering vaccine regulation. Critics say the government is eroding faith in science and nine Italian regional administrations that oppose the repeal have said they intend to appeal to the constitutional court or bring in their own laws to reinstate compulsory vaccines.

20:06

Saudi Arabias Bin Salman Savagely Lashes Out, From Yemen to Qatar to Canada Truthdig RSS

Mohamed Bin Salman is at it again. The yacht-loving Renaissance art collector who tried to pull the wool over the eyes of the American elite this spring is a serial diplomatic disaster.

Bin Salmans plans for a transition of Saudi Arabia from being an oil giant to being a financial hub depend heavily on international confidence and investment. Those plans have crashed and burned, in large part because Bin Salman is like a young bearded Donald Trump, erratic and alternately angry and foolish. Foreign Direct Investment in Saudi Arabia collapsed in the past year, as Bin Salman scared investors off with his various rampages. His hopes for an IPO of the Saudi Aramco petroleum company have receded. Electric cars and renewables are coming on fast (renewables just hit a terawatt globally), and the lions share of Saudi Arabias economy depends on an increasingly worthless petroleum.

He launched a catastrophic air war on Yemen in 2015 to defeat the Houthi rebel group that took over north Yemen. Thousands of deaths and injuries later, with hundreds of thousands displaced and millions on the verge of starvation, the war grinds on.

AP has just reported that in this desperate attack on the rival Houthis of Yemen, Saudi Arabia has de facto allied with the al-Qaeda fighters who are also combatting the Houthis. Since the US gives Saudi Arabia logistical and strategic support in this war, it means that Riyadh has dragged Washington into another al-Qaeda alliance, as though this were Afghanistan in the 1980s.

He kidnapped and imprisoned a whole bevy of other princes, confining them in the Ritz Carlton Riyadh until they forked over billions to him. He abducted the sitting prime minister of Lebanon and tried to force him to resign (this plot failed). He blockaded Qatar and appears to have plotted a military invasion of Doha, which was thwarted by Turkey and by Rex Tillerson who allegedly lost his job over it when the Saudis and the UAE whispered in Trumps ear. Thats right Saudi Arabia is a Trump whisperer.

I think there is increasing evidence that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were part of the plot to put Trump into office and then to manipulate him, a story the Washington press often ignores in favor of a sole fixation on Russia.

After the Canadian foreign minister (a woman) called for the release of Saudi prisoners of conscience (an atheist and a womens rights activist), the Saudi monarchy marked Canada for social death. Riyadh expelled the Canadian ambassador, recalled 16,000 Saudi students from Canadian universities, and began dumping Canadian stocks and investments. A Twitter account that has been...

20:00

How following a schedule improved my creativity Fast Company

Creativity doesnt happen out of nowhere. You have to work hard (and consistently) to make it happen.

If I asked you to identify a piece of work that youre particularly proud of (and describe your process), how does that look? Did you have a lightbulb moment and finish everything in one go, or did you work diligently with some breaks, struggles, and frustrations in between?

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The little live-TV streaming service that could Fast Company

Unlike other cable TV alternatives, FuboTV has no legacy business to lean on. Thats both a blessing and curse.

David Gandler, the cofounder and CEO of FuboTV, is tired of hearing that his live-TV streaming startup is an underdog.

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19:38

China vows to maintain trade with Iran, ignores 'with us or against us' threats from US Signs of the Times

Washington's unilateral anti-Iran campaign has nothing to do with international law and fair trade, and thus the threat of potential sanctions won't affect Beijing's sovereign right to freely choose its business partners. "China's commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions," the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement to Reuters. "China's lawful rights should be protected." The ministry also reminded Washington that Beijing follows a consistent policy of opposing any "unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction" indiscriminately practiced by the US against members of the international community. Beijing reaffirmed its stance on US sanctions at a sensitive time in Sino-American relations, full of trade disputes and China's repeated accusations that Trump is pursuing unfair protectionist policies. In recent months, the countries have slapped each other with reciprocal trade tariffs, with even more levies set to come into force later in August.

19:24

US to impose new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning CLG News

US to impose new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning | 09 Aug 2018 | The US is imposing new sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK. The measures are scheduled to go into effect on or around August 22, according to the State Department. The accusation comes despite there being zero evidence suggesting Moscow was behind the attack. A State Department official told reporters in a conference call on Wednesday that Washington informed Russia "this afternoon" about the sanctions.

19:10

Russian embassy: 'US refuses to provide evidence to prove Russia's involvement in Skripal incident' Signs of the Times

Washington has not provided any facts and evidence to prove Moscow's involvement in the Skripal incident, the Russian embassy in the United States said in a statement. "On August 8, 2018, our Deputy Chief of Mission was informed in the State Department of new "draconian" sanctions against Russia for far-fetched accusations of using the "Novichok" nerve agent against a UK citizen S.Skripal and his daughter by the "Russian Government". We grew accustomed to not hearing any facts or evidence," the statement reads. "The American side refused to answer our follow-up questions, claiming that the information is classified," the embassy added. "However, we were told that the US has enough intel to conclude that 'Russia is to blame'," the Russian diplomatic mission said. The US Department of State said earlier in a statement that Washington was imposing new sanctions on Moscow over its alleged involvement in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the British city of Salisbury. The first round of sanctions will take effect on August 22, while a second round may be introduced in 90 days in case Russia fails to meet certain conditions, the State Department said.

19:08

40 Years Later, One Member of the MOVE 9 Walks Free Truthdig RSS

Forty years ago this week, on Aug. 8, 1978, Philadelphia police launched a massive attack on the house of MOVE, a radical, back-to-nature, anti-police-brutality and largely African-American organization. As MOVEs women and children huddled in the basement, firefighters blasted the house with at least four high-pressure fire hoses, filling the cellar with water. Police used a bulldozer and fired tear gas into the house. One young MOVE member, Delbert Orr Africa (MOVE members assumed the surname Africa in honor of the groups founder, John Africa), emerged shirtless from the house, with arms raised. With TV cameras rolling, police mercilessly beat him, kicking him in the ribs and head.

Amidst a burst of gunfire that morning, Philadelphia Police Officer James Ramp was killed. While all MOVE members denied using firearms, nine were convicted of third-degree murder for the officers death, each given 30- to 100-year sentences. They became known as the MOVE 9. Veteran Philadelphia journalist Linn Washington Jr. wrote last June, Evidence furthermore indicates that police gunfire accidentally killed the policeman.

Two of the MOVE 9 died behind bars. Debbie Sims Africa was 22 years old and eight months pregnant on that summer day in 1978. After almost 40 years, she was the first to get parole, 10 years beyond her minimum release date. She left prison on June 16, 2018, into the arms of her son, Michael Jr.

The MOVE organization seeks to honor and protect all living things whether they are human beings, dogs, birds, fish, trees, ants, weeds, rivers, wind or rain, according to a MOVE website. They advocate for clean air, clean water and pure food. Debbie Africa appeared on the Democracy Now! news hour, speaking into a television camera brought into her sons suburban Philadelphia home since her parole conditions prohibit her traveling into the city center.

Debbie Africa described how she gave birth in her jail cell not long after her arrest, without alerting the guards: Very quietly, she said, armed with the principle of motherhood and just the teachings of John Africa. She continued: I was determined to not let them know, because I didnt want to be forced to the hospital. I didnt want to be force-fed. I didnt want any kind of violation against my body or him. I wanted to do whatever I could to protect him. She managed to keep him for three days unbeknownst to prison officials. When they discovered the baby, Michael Africa Jr. was taken away. Sitting next to his newly freed mother on Democracy Now!, as he approaches his 40th birthday, he said he was raised as a community kid.

In 1985, MOVE was attacked again by the Philadelphia police as they tried to evict them once more, this time from a different home. Ramona Africa was inside...

19:04

The Truly Most Evil Enemy -- The Deep States Traitors Operation Disclosure

The Truly Most Evil Enemy

The Deep States Traitors

The Luciferian revolution against God and Nature


The rich and powerful, more precisely the banksters, are using their power to oppress the weak, and are essentially destroying the economy. The curtain is now being pulled back to fully expose the Khazarian Mafia and its evil plan to infiltrate and tyrannise the whole World and eradicate all Abrahamic Religions and allow only for their Babylonian Talmudism, also known as Luciferianism, Satanism or ancient Baal worship.



The swamps satanic possession is the result of a very well organised long-term conspiracy to establish the New World Order, based on the Luciferian revolution against God and Nature.

The Financial Institutions have by degrees obtained almost entire dominion over the circulating monies, and with it, the power to increase or diminish the price of property and to levy taxes on the people in the form of premiums and interest to an amount only limited by the quantity of counterfeit paper currency it is enabled to issue. The source of the evil that drives the Rothschild Khazarian Mafia (RKM) is taken from the Babylonian Talmud. It is based on religious delusions of racial superiority.

The Rothschilds designed the private fiat banking system that specialised in making counterfeit money from nothing, charging insidious usury to governments while this should have been the peoples own money, free from interest charges. The fake money idea came from the black art of Babylonian money-magic, claiming to insiders that such technology and secret money power was given to them by Baal, because of their frequent child-bleeding sacrifices and rituals to Baal.

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19:03

Silurian fossil worm discovery Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 30 January 2017 video says about itself:

500-million year-old species offers insights into the lives of ancient legged worms

A new species of lobopodian, a worm-like animal with soft legs from the Cambrian period (541 to 485 million years ago), has been described for the first time from fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Details of the new species, called Ovatiovermis cribratus, are being published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology this week.

Read more here.

From the University of Oxford in England:

New species of rare ancient worm discovered in fossil hotspot

August 8, 2018

Scientists have discovered a new species of lobopodian, an ancient relative of modern-day velvet worms, in 430 million-years-old Silurian rocks in Herefordshire, UK.

The team, comprising researchers from the universities of Oxford, Yale, Leicester and Manchester, and Imperial College London, has been able to three-dimensionally reconstruct the exceptionally well-preserved fossil using digital technology.

The research is reported in the Royal Society journal Open Science.

First author Derek Siveter, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Oxford University and Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, said: Lobopodians are extremely rare in the fossil record, except in the Cambrian Period. Worm-like creatures with legs, they are an ancestral marine relative of modern-day velvet worms, or onychophorans predators that live in vegetation, mainly in southern latitudes.

This new lobopodian, which we hav...

19:00

DARPAS CYBER-HUNTING TECHNOLOGY Giza Death Star

A couple of days ago I blogged about DARPA's quest for a "new electronics", and the day before that, about steam locomotives and typewriters. []

The post DARPAS CYBER-HUNTING TECHNOLOGY appeared first on Giza Death Star.

19:00

A haunting speculative proposal for the Grenfell Tower memorial Fast Company

It would be a tragedy in itself to be left with a water fountain and a plaque as a memorial, say architects JAA Studio.

A year after a devastating fire broke out in West Londons Grenfell Tower, taking 72 lives and injuring scores of residents as it burned for over 60 hours at a blazing 1,800 degrees, a local architecture firm, JAA Studio, has proposed a stark memorialone that keeps the haunting, charred remains of the structure intact, in a powerful vision of remembrance of a tragedy riddled with controversy.

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19:00

TIDBIT: MORE STEAM LOCOMOTIVISM TO PONDER Giza Death Star

On Monday I entertained some really high octane speculation about why the Union Pacific Railroad is going to all the expense to refurbish old []

The post TIDBIT: MORE STEAM LOCOMOTIVISM TO PONDER appeared first on Giza Death Star.

19:00

7 ways to show emotional intelligence in a job interview Fast Company

Its one of the top job skills of the future, but how do you convey something intangible like EQ in a job interview?

Yes, having solid technical skills is important in landing a job, but maybe not as important as you might think. In fact, in a recent survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and human resource professionals, 71% stated they valued emotional intelligence in an employee over IQ. Whats more, 75% said they were more likely to promote a highly emotionally intelligent worker; and 59% claimed theyd pass up a candidate with a high IQ but low emotional intelligence.

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(Video) The Quantum Shift with Dr. Sam Mugzzi, Kent Dunn, and Drake Bailey -- August 7, 2018 Operation Disclosure



Published on Aug 8, 2018

Have some fun with us and we explore the unknown reality and our new world.

A2 milk is not your poisoned milks. You need to know the difference and why you need fats to create stem cells that rebuild your body. People that are lactose intolerant, they drink A1 milk.

18:59

This one tweet illustrates the irony of identity politics Signs of the Times

If you want to see identity politics on display in all of its deranged glory, check out this tweet from The Hill: "Openly gay Dem wins House primary, would be first Native American woman elected to Congress." The Washington Post had something similar for its headline: "Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd." Let's leave aside the fact that Elizabeth Warren is already the first Native American woman elected to Congress. The larger point is that the woman's actual name is left out of the tweet and the headline to make room for a long series of labels. Unintentionally, The Hill and the Post have illustrated the great irony of identity politics: it deprives you of identity.

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Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug. 9, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Aug 9, 2018

Compiled 9 Aug. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Cabal Vatican-sponsored international pedophile Child Trafficking Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

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

A. Aug. 8 2018 TNT Call Ray, Tony: http://tobtr.com/s/10923041 

1. The Dinar was now international.

2. We were waiting for announcement of the Iraqi election recount, after which the Dinar rates were expected to change on bank screens and the 800#s released. That announcement has been moved to tomorrow Aug. 9. (Our Wed. night Aug. 8 - early Thurs. morning Aug. 9 in the US)

3. The Rial was not in the first basket. It may RV in five years or so.

4. Zimbabwe was wanting to get the Zim up to $ .72. They were storing their gold and diamond reserves so this could happen.

B. Aug. 8 2018 12:22 pm EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for August 8, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)

1. The Caba...

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'Syria has become safer': Returning refugees explain urge to come back home Signs of the Times

As the Syrian Army moves closer to regaining control over the last remaining militant-occupied areas, a growing number of refugees are returning to begin rebuilding their lives. RT asked some of them why they are coming home. Between January and October of last year, 700,000 Syrians returned home from abroad, according to UN data. One man who's already moved back to Aleppo told RT that normality was returning to the city as infrastructure and utilities were being repaired after more than seven years of civil war. "We opened a shop here," he said, upon his family's return to the city. "Thank God the electricity is back and life went back to normal again." Another man making the trip from Lebanon by bus said they're thinking of moving back because it's become safer.

18:24

Capitalism, socialism and the New York Times Dear Kitty. Some blog

This June 2017 video is called Socialism In America Abby Martin.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA:

The New York Times and the specter of socialism

8 August 2018

After decades of systematically ignoring any opposition to capitalism, the media has suddenly recognized the broad-based support for socialist ideas in the United States.

The New York Times published a comment by Democratic Party pundit Michael Tomasky this week offering friendly advice to the capitalist elite to address the problem.

Under the headline, What are capitalists thinking?, Tomasky writes: Ive been fretting lately about the state of mind of Americas capitalists. All these socialists coming out of the woodwork must have them in quite a lather. So I write today with some friendly advice for the capitalist class about said socialists. You want fewer socialists? Easy. Stop creating them.

Tomasky cites the fact that young people today are burdened with student debt and will be the first modern generation that cannot expect better living standards than their parents; that the rich have only gotten richer, and the response of the government has been to slash their taxes; that while young people saw their parents lose their homes and jobs in the 2008 financial crisis, they saw the bankers who crashed the economy receiving golden parachutes worth tens of millions of dollars; and that since 2008, they have seen corporations pile up record profits and pump billions into stock buybacks instead of raising workers wages or guaranteeing decent health...

18:16

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1633: Confused on What's Happening | Deep State's List Ditch Effort Operation Disclosure



Published on Aug 8, 2018

The economy is being brought to the edge. The entire plan is to make it seem as though the President allowed the economy to get back on track it is doing better than ever. The corporate media and deep state will not know how to handle this information because they were hoping that the tariffs would destroy the economy. This entire plan is push the Fed to do what they do best, bring down the economy, they will fight back and they will try to resist but in the end they will have no choice but to raise interest rates.



Published on Aug 8, 2018

McCain was involved in the Steele Dossier and the FBI is beginning to investigate. McCain has been missing since Dec 2017. Congress gets Bruce Ohr docs and shows how all these individuals colluded to push the FISA warrant and the Steele dossier. US senate intelligence committee wants Julian Assange to testify. Rand Paul delivers letter to Putin. North Korea is dismantling there missile and nuclear sites satellite images show. Q's site has gone down but the last post explains what is happening, the MSM is pushing propaganda because they are being funded by a bill that was passed. The deep state has no choice they will unleash something big.

18:13

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Record heat 2018 exaggerated and here's why Signs of the Times

With the media over the last week screaming the world is frying and scaring the Europeans saying it would be over 50C which is over 125F this all turned out to be false. The hottest in Spain was 46C at one location with a host of others at 45C and everything else below that, and those were only 2pm day time temps, it got cool in the evenings to the high 80F range or 28-30C. Global temperatures are registering 0.32C above the 30 year average so in my opinion it is a full push to control the narrative and keep the CO2 myth going as global crop yields decline and food prices rise. Powers that be don't want you to know that this is a 20 year event of cooling, you may panic and pull your funds out of the banks and markets. The mis-truths will be pushed until the end.

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(Video) Praying Medic -- Q Anon August 8: They all Claim to be Insiders Operation Disclosure



Published on Aug 8, 2018

As conservative commentators attack Qanon, keep in mind that they claim to be insiders.

18:09

China aid to Pacific countries 'overstated' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The amount of Chinese aid to Pacific nations has been overstated and may have peaked as the deadline for repaying loans begins to bite, according to a new study.

18:00

The quest to redesign NYCs garbage cans Fast Company

Can a trash can change a citys culture of waste?

Theres a certain symmetry to the unusual way New York deals with its garbage. Unlike most other cities, New York has no regular alleysa fact for which we can thank the planners of the 1811 street grid, who excluded alleys to cram as much usable real estate into Manhattan as possible. So instead of hiding our unsightly bags behind buildings, we put them right onto the sidewalk. Brutal honesty through street design. It feels apt.

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18:00

How to salvage some productivity after a crappy morning Fast Company

You look up and cant believe its already lunchtime. Youve accomplished exactly nothing. Heres how you can recover.

Getting out of bed in the morning is an act full of hope. Anything is possible. You could be on the road to a great day. And sometimes, the dream of an engaging and completely productive day is realized.

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17:56

Donna Garner -- Faux Plot by Anti-Trumpsters Operation Disclosure

Faux Plot by Anti-Trumpsters

By Donna Garner

8.8.18

http://www.educationviews.org/faux-plot-by-anti-trumpsters/

What is the latest in the faux plot against Trump and Russian collusion?

Simply put, liar Christopher Steele, a British spy with close ties to the FBI, put together a dossier filled with unsubstantiated, salacious, faux information to take down Trump the Presidential candidate and Trump the President.

Steele said the information came from Russian informants; but, of course, it was totally uncorroborated and actually was a money-making scheme for Steele who made more than $1 Million from Hillary/DNC/FBI/DOJ/Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS for Steeles opposition research, porno novel (a.k.a., the dossier).

Steele met frequently with Bruce Ohr who was the fourth in command in Obamas DOJ. Ohrs wife Nellie worked for Glenn Simpsons Fusion GPS. Because Steele leaked the dossier to the media, the FBI fired him which meant that all official FBI/DOJ interaction with Steele should have ceased.

Instead, Christopher Steele/Bruce Ohr/Nellie Ohr/Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS all stayed in close contact with one another, plotting their next steps as to how best to release the dossier and plant other lies about Trump.

The dossier was passed to multiple leftist news sources and to various anti-Trump politicians such as James Clapper (Obamas Dir. of Nat. Intel), John Brennan (Obamas Dir. of the CIA), James Comey (FBI director), RINO Sen. John McCain, Dem. Rep. Adam Schiff, etc. The faux story spread across the country and across the world.

Eventually the faux dossier became the main part of the FISA warrant which allowed the FBI to surveil Trump and his campaign. Of course, none of the warrants (the first one signed by Obamas Dep. Att. Sally Yates) told the truth about the dossier that it was paid for by the Trump opposition and that none of the information in it had been verified. The warrants (the last one signed by Rosenstein) led to AG Rod Rosensteins appointin...

17:53

Happy Birthday President Clinton Donations Welcome Armstrong Economics

I have NEVER seen any former president send out this type of solicitation. If you have any spare change, donations are always welcome in the millions please!

17:52

Three people killed as Israeli fighter jets strike 140 Gaza targets in response to 150 Hamas rockets - UPDATE: Israel preparing for war Signs of the Times

The IDF has conducted another series of air strikes against at least 20 alleged Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, after the militant group fired over 150 projectiles into southern Israel. "IDF fighter jets targeted over 20 terror sites in military compounds and in a Hamas training camp. Among the sites targeted were a weapons manufacturing and storage facility, a complex used for the Hamas naval force and a military compound used for rocket-launching experiments," the IDF said Thursday morning. A pregnant woman and her toddler were among three people killed by Israeli fire, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed. The victims - identified as Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan - were killed in the Jafarawi area of central Gaza, according to AFP.

17:52

Industrial fishing fleets travelling farther to reel in fewer fish RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Industrial fishing fleets are travelling ever-farther across the globe in pursuit of a dwindling haul of fish, a new study finds.

17:51

New extinct mammals atlas Dear Kitty. Some blog

The blue color shows the range of brown bears today. The red color shows where you would also find brown bears today, had they not been driven away by human activity. Credit: Soeren Faurby, University of Gothenburg

The blue color on this map shows the range of brown bears today. The red color shows where you would also find brown bears today, had they not been driven away by human activity.

From Aarhus University in Denmark:

For the first time, scientists are putting extinct mammals on the map

August 8, 2018

Summary: Researchers have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species (nearly 6,000 in total) and overturning many previous ideas about global patterns of biodiversity. The atlas shows where species occur today as well as where they would occur, if they had not been driven away or extinct.

Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Gothenburg have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species nearly 6,000 in total and overturning many previous ideas about global patterns of biodiversity.

While others have tried to map the ranges of all mammals or figure out their family tree, previous studies always left out one crucial group of mammals: species driven to extinction by humans.

This is the first time weve been able to comprehensively include extinct species like the Tasmanian tiger or the woolly mammoth as well as account for human-induced regional range losses among extant species in such a large database, and its really changing our beliefs about what is natural or not, said biologist Sren Faurby of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, who co-led the assembly of the database and the study, which was recently published in the scientific magasine Ecology.

Scientist o...

17:40

Head of parliamentary Defense Committee: Germany treats Ukrainian soldiers but can't tell if they served in Nazi-linked battalions Signs of the Times

Germany treated more than 100 soldiers from Ukraine since 2014 but doesn't know if they served in the army or in neo-Nazi-linked paramilitaries. Some were filmed doing Nazi salutes on stretchers and sporting far-right logos. The federal government "doesn't have information" on whether the treated Ukrainians were part of the Ukrainian army or paramilitary groups linked to neo-Nazi and far-right fighters, such as the notorious Azov Battalion, head of the parliamentary Defense Committee Wolfgang Hellmich wrote, responding to an inquiry by Alexander Neu from the Left Party. Hellmich's letter, obtained by RT Deutsch, details that 112 Ukrainian fighters were airlifted and treated in Germany since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014. It also confirms that all transportation and medical costs were covered by the German side.

17:28

New shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok as death toll from first tremor tops 300 Signs of the Times

Latest quake of magnitude 6.2 reportedly collapses buildings as search in rubble continues following Sunday's disaster An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit Indonesia's Lombok island on Thursday, less than a week after a 6.9-magnitude tremor that is believed to have killed more than 300 people. Thursday's earthquake struck just after midday, sending panicked residents into the streets. According to information from Indonesia's meteorology agency the epicentre of the quake was 6km north-west of the island with a depth of 12 meters. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for the national disaster agency, said that there was "public panic" on Thursday as people ran from their homes as they felt the latest tremor. "The public are still traumatised by the quake before," he said. Initial footage posted by Sutopo on Twiter showed indications of further damage to buildings and power lines. The death toll for Sunday's earthquake is still climbing and unclear. Officials and organisations including the military, the governor of the province that includes Lombok, the national search and rescue agency and the regent of North Lombok have issued different death tolls, ranging from 226 to 381. The government-run news agency Antara put the death toll for Sunday's tremor at 347. The number of the dead may still climb higher, as rescuers work to free people trapped in the rubble.

17:26

Homeless United States Amazon worker speaks Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 8 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Shannon Allen is a homeless Amazon worker living in an Amazon parking lot. She was recently featured in a political ad for Bernie Sanders. But she has much more to say than what was included by the Sanders team

17:22

Tribune Media calls quits on its $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair Fast Company

The deal would have created a local TV giant seeing Sinclair gaining access to nearly two-thirds of U.S. TV households.

The deal would have created a local TV giant seeing Sinclair gaining access to nearly two-thirds of U.S. TV households, reports the Hollywood Reporter. But Tribune Media called off Sinclair Broadcast Groups $3.9 billion takeover after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai raised serious concerns about how Sinclair planned to divest certain TV stations to comply with ownership limits, but still keeping those same stations under their control. Announcing the news, Tribune CEO Peter Kern said:

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17:01

The Tangled Tree, Noodling With Lucidity & Grace La Paz Group

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Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times

Thanks to the New York Times for Parul Sehgals review of the new book by one of science writings greats, reminding us that we have not featured Quammen enough:

David Quammen Turns Tough Science Into Page-Turning Pleasure

17:00

Universal Standard revolutionized plus-size fashionnow it wants to end it Fast Company

The brand gained a cult following among plus-size shoppers. Its now pushing into smaller sizes, upending the industry, and testing its fan base.

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17:00

Crypto has a killer app Fast Company

Crypto is ready for a design movement.

When I started at Coinbase a year ago, it quickly became clear that there are a thousand big problems to solve in cryptoand very few of them had been considered by a designer. I shared this thought with one of my design heroes, John Maeda. Where should I begin? He looked at me thoughtfully and said, It sounds like what you need is a design movement.

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Australia's most populous state suffering worst drought in more than 50 years Signs of the Times

Australia's most populous state is now "100 percent" in drought following the most intense dry spell in more than 50 years. New South Wales officials released figures on Wednesday showing that every part of the state is affected, with almost one-quarter classified as being in "intense drought". Less than 10 millimetres of rainfall has been recorded in the 800,000-square kilometre state over the past month. "There isn't a person in the state that isn't hoping to see some rain for our farmers and regional communities," Niall Blair, minister for primary industries, said in a statement. Dry conditions are expected to continue for the next three months. Farmers are among the hardest hit by the drought, which is the driest and most widespread in the state since 1965.

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Online Censorship in Full Swing as Vaccine Recall Scandal Erupts in China Terra Forming Terra

 


The only thing good in this public scandal is that it has become public.   The scam itself proved safe enough but that is no consolation when the next round can kill thousands.

The whole vaccination protocol has turned into a cash grab free for all regardless of the effectiveness or lack thereof.  We really have to be highly suspicious in the current environment.

Add in the questionable science that launched it all and our lack of curiosity, the whole approach needs to be rigorously investigated using modern approaches and a lack of bias.

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Online Censorship in Full Swing as Vaccine Recall Scandal Erupts in China

By Frank Fang, Epoch Times

July 23, 2018 10:22 pm Last Updated: July 26, 2018 1:54 am


https://www.theepochtimes.com/online-censorship-in-full-swing-as-vaccine-recall-scandal-erupts-in-china_2601365.html





A Chinese man holds his son as a nurse administers an injection at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui Province on April 7, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)


Chinas censorship regime is in full swing after another domestic vaccine scandal caused an uproarparticularly as details have emerged of an apparent coverup by the Chinese pharmaceutical company involved and an egregious oversight by the Chinese authorities.

On July 19, Changsheng Bio-Technology, a biotech company based in Changchun City, the capital of northeastern Chinas Jilin Province, announced on its website that its fully owned subsidiary, Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology, had been fined by the Jilin Food and Drug Administration for manufacturing and selling substandard doses of DTap vaccinea combination vaccine for young children to develop immunity against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, according to a July 21 report by the state-run National Business Daily.

After a randomized testing, it was revealed that over 253,330 doses of the DTap vaccine manufactured by Changchun Changsheng were substandard. However, the administrations findings came a little too late, as most of the faulty dosesabout 252,600had already been sold and shipped to the Shandong Province disease control and prevention center in eastern China.

The Jilin FDA confiscated the remaining 186 doses of the substandard DTap vaccine still in Changchun Changshengs possession...

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A 3Dprinted throne from Zaha Hadid architects Fast Company

Each environmentally friendly chair takes 24 hours to create.

Upstart Spanish designer Nagami partnered this year with the prolific firm Zaha Hadid Architects on a pair of chairs reminiscent of coral reefs that stretch the potential of 3D printing beyond small, simple products to dazzling works of art. ZHAs Rise and Bow chairs (which each sell for approximately $23,000) were manufactured by Nagamis proprietary software, which translates designs into digital models and then analyzes them for manufacturing feasibility, flagging possible issues such as surfaces that might not be stable. Once the models were finalized, robotic arms printed the pieces in biodegradable, plant-based plastic. The process dramatically reduces the environmental toll of producing high-end furniture, which typically involves parts shipped from all over the world. Even as Nagami, founded in 2016 in the ancient city of vila, expands its own line of furniture, cofounder Manuel Jimnez Garca plans to license software so that other furniture makers can deploy it in their own warehouses. In the future, manufacturing will be reduced to a cheap, automated process, he says. The code will be all that matters.

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Rediscovering A Lost Method Of Preserving Strawberries with john townsend. Terra Forming Terra





 The chopped strawberries are preserved with sugar and chopped raisin.. The sugar draws out the moisture to produce a thick syrup along with shrunken strawberries and softened raisins.  This is a really neat product that deserves revival.

It can be served as a sweet chutney and also used as an ingredient in baking.  Also think that this product may well be superior to frozen berries which are best served by grinding up or cooking anyway.

My experience with frozen raspberries and frozen strawberries has always been that they were a poor compromise and took effort to improve.  This product, even stripped of the raisins and surplus syrup could be quite nice. 

Again an aging process takes place here in which the water is drawn out.  This could even be successfully dried as well.

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China's 'livestock revolution' demands 'new transition' Terra Forming Terra

 



This is interesting as it puts Chins in the forefront of countries that must optimize sustainability in animal husbandry.  All this remains recently engineered solutions that are av long way from been optimized at all.  The whole waste problem is proof of that.

Do recall that all traditional forms of agriculture generally are sustainable even if they are also problematic in the long term.  After all inefficient goat management likely created the Sahara Desert and desertified the entire Middle East during the Bronze Age.  Reversing all that will open up lands for several billion farmers.

China does have difficulties, however the lands are generally well watered and corrective measures will easily wash through the systems...

 China's 'livestock revolution' demands 'new transition'

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018

 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/rr-cr071918.php

The phenomenal growth in livestock farming in China, making it the world's largest producer in...

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How Aphex Twins T69 Collapse video used a neural network for hallucinatory visuals Fast Company

I feel Im still merely scratching the surface.

For the last few years, musician Aphex Twins visuals have been created by an equally elusive and hermetic artistNicky Smith, aka Weirdcore. Last summer, for instance, Weirdcore created dark yet hilarious visuals for Aphex Twins shows at Primavera Sound and Field Day Festival, which looked like the hallucinations of some corrupted artificial intelligence.

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A Bronze-Age Sword Found In Denmark Is Still Sharp 3,000 Years Later Terra Forming Terra




This sword is literally from the time of the Iliad and the Trojan War.  Its mere existence proves a robust Bronze Age heroic culture.  Recall that work by the writer DaVinci  showed that the whole Trojan narrative is properly located in the Baltic right down to identifying all the listed towns in the proper order.
It all happened one generation before the climate collapse of 1159 BC drove all out of the Baltic population overland to Greece and by sea as the Sea Peoples to then grab Greece and the Levant.
Otherwise the sword is wonderful.  It represents great smithing skill and the fact it is intact is extraordinary.  Love to see if the copper in from Lake Superior..

A Bronze-Age Sword Found In Denmark Is Still Sharp 3,000 Years Later

By Kara Goldfarb

Published July 16, 2018

http://allthatsinteresting.com/denmark-bronze-age-sword

This ancient sword found on an island in Denmark is incredibly well-preserved despite being over 3,000 years old.

Sren Kiehn/Museum VestsjllandMuseum inspector Arne Hedegaard Andersen holds the discovery.

Two locals from Zealand, the largest island of Denmark, decided to take an evening stroll through a field in the small western town of Svebolle. The choice to take their metal detector along with them was a fortuitous one, as it would help them uncover a major find.

After the machine alerted Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkelsen to something below ground, the two amateur archaeologists started digging.

Some 30 centimeters down, they hit what looked like the end of a sword. Christiansen and Therkelsen contacted Museum Vestsjlland a group of 11 local museums that cover the archaeological excavation and conservation of regions in the area who revealed that the discovery was a 3,000-year-old sword from the Nordic Bronze age. It was also a testament to the craftsmanship of the people in Scandinavia...

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Here is the Contents of the China Report & Those who Cannot Buy From Amazon We Will Provide a Digital Copy Armstrong Economics

This is being sold at Amazon. It is a printed report in full color. This is a report that will be a reference for the decade ahead. There appears to be a problem whereby some countries are blocking the purchase of books on any subject matter. Canada appears to be one of them. Please just send an email and we will deliver a digital copy.

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For 2 million displaced Iraqis, crisis continues RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Years of war in Iraq have displaced millions of people. Two million remain displaced today.

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Todays Google doodle celebrates the first Native-American woman engineer Fast Company

Born the great-great-granddaughter of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation, Ross was hired as Lockheed Missiles and Space Companys first female engineer in 1942.

Mary G. Ross was born 110 years ago on this day. Born the great-great-granddaughter of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation, Ross was hired as Lockheed Missiles and Space Companys first female engineer in 1942, reports Time. One of her greatest contributions over her five-decade career was her work on the Agena rocket, which allowed astronauts in the Apollo program to land on the moon. Todays Google doodle depicts Rosss portrait over the blueprints of the that rocket. Mary G. Ross passed away at the age of 99 in 2008.

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First shots in trade wars threaten the world's poor, warns WTO RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Global trade is under threat. Whether or not it's called a trade war, the first shots have been fired. This calls for action.

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ABC: New Mexico compound suspects were training children for school shootings, prosecutors say Health Nut News

 We have been writing about all week. So tragic. Kids were being trained for school shootings, prosecutors say The five suspects accused of abusing 11 children at a New Mexico compound were training them to commit school shootings, prosecutors said Wednesday. A man arrested in a raid on a squalid compound in New Mexico was []

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UN chief backs former Chilean president as next human rights boss RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has been nominated by UN chief Antnio Guterres as the next High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Researchers find security flaws in smart city technology Fast Company

IBM and Threatcare researchers say these bugs have been patched, but similar vulnerabilities could let hackers induce panic or cover up sabotage by tampering with sensors.

Researchers at IBM and Threatcare have found vulnerabilities in smart city devices, which are used for everything from traffic monitoring to radiation detection, the companies said Thursday.

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This new apartment building will pay you to ditch your car Fast Company

In Miami, the developers of a new building are giving residents $100 per month to not use their parking spaceand take the public transportation next door.

In Miami, when a developer wants to put up a new residential building, they also have to provide 1.5 off-street parking spaces for each unit in the structure. This is not specific to Miami: Across the U.S., cities enforce minimum parking requirementslaws that require new buildings to include a specific number of parking spaces, depending on the type of building. In Los Angeles, for instance, new single-family homes require two dedicated parking spaces, as do two-bedroom apartments in larger buildings. One-bedroom apartments require 1.5 spaces.

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China to Airbnb: You cant sleep on the Great Wall Fast Company

Airbnb has been forced to cancel a contest that would have allowed a lucky user to stay in one of the Great Wall of Chinas guard towers.

Airbnb has been forced to cancel a contest in China that would have allowed a lucky user to stay at a Great Wall Wonder housein other words, one of the Great Wall of Chinas guard towers. Airbnb was forced to withdraw the promotion after state regulators rejected it, Reuters reports. The Yanqing District cultural commission said Airbnbs promotion was not in line with the conservation plans for the wall, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Airbnb says its now working on a range of other experiences and initiatives that showcase China as a destination. The company is also continuing with similar promotions in other countries, including ones that let people stay overnight at Australias Great Barrier Reef, Bostons Fenway Park stadium, and the Paris Catacombs.

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15 Deadliest Corporations WorldTruth.Tv

These corporations, if they were individual human beings, would be locked up for life. Instead, they continue raking in the big bucks. Human rights abuses, murder, war, eco disasters, and animal exploitation keep these evil companies raking in the green. Prepare to be disgusted. 1.  Chevron Several big oil companies make this list, but Chevron []

15:44

Ikea has opened its first store in India Fast Company

The store opened today at Hyderabads HITEC City and was carefully tailored for the Indian market.

The store opened today at Hyderabads HITEC City and was carefully tailored for the Indian market. Within its 400,000 square feet, the Ikea store features a 1,000-seater restaurant that will sell traditional Indian foods, like samosas, in addition to Ikea staples like its meatballs, reports Quartz. As for the goods sold there, Ikea has tailored those too to fit the Indian marketplace. For example, as Indians hardly use knives to eat, cutlery sets sold at the store will only include forks and spoons. The HITECH City store is only the first of Ikeas planned expansion into India. By 2025, the company hopes to have 25 stores in the country. Its next one will open in Mumbai in 2019.

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15:37

The Ars Notoria: A Rare Ancient Text Said To Teach Superhuman Abilities WorldTruth.Tv

The Ars Notoria is a rare ancient magical text that is said to perfect memory and master academia among other incredible things.  The Notory Art revealed by the Most High Creator to Solomon. In the Name of the Holy and undivided Trinity, beginneth this most Holy Art of Knowledge, revealed to Solomon, which the Most []

15:12

11 Year Old Child Prodigy Creates Stunningly Detailed Drawings WorldTruth.Tv

Serbian artist Duan Krtolica just might be the next big child prodigy. This 11-year-old is a master artist, drawing a wide array of anatomically correct flora and fauna with a level of mastery that is far beyond his years. Krtolica has been drawing since he was two years old and obviously hasnt looked back since. []

15:04

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

From Sagittarius to Carina, the Milky Way Galaxy shines in this dark night sky above planet Earth's lush island paradise of Mangaia. Familiar to denizens of the southern hemisphere, the gorgeous skyscape includes the bulging galactic center at the upper left and bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri just right of center. About 10 kilometers wide, volcanic Mangaia is the southernmost of the Cook Islands. Geologists estimate that at 18 million years old it is the oldest island in the Pacific Ocean.
 Click image for larger size.
Of course, the Milky Way is somewhat older, with the galaxy's oldest stars estimated to be over 13 billion years old. (Editor's note: This image holds the distinction of being selected as winner in the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in the Earth and Space category.)

15:02

Paulo Coelho, "Killing Our Dreams" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 
"Killing Our Dreams"
by Paulo Coelho
"The first symptom of the process of our killing our dreams is the lack of time. The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the Good Fight.

The second symptom of the death of our dreams lies in our certainties. Because we dont want to see life as a grand adventure, we begin to think of ourselves as wise and fair and correct in asking so little of life. We look beyond the walls of our day-to-day existence, and we hear the sound of lances breaking, we smell the dust and the sweat, and we see the great defeats and the fire in the eyes of the warriors. But we never see the delight, the immense delight in the hearts of those who are engaged in the battle. For them, neither victory nor defeat is important; whats important is only that they are fighting the Good Fight.

And, finally, the third symptom of the passing of our dreams is peace. Life becomes a Sunday afternoon; we ask for nothing grand, and we cease to demand anything more than we are willing to give. In that state, we think of ourselves as being mature; we put aside the fantasies of our youth, and we seek personal and professional achievement. We are surprised when people our age say that they still want this or that out of life. But really, deep in our hearts, we know that what has happened is that we have renounced the battle for our dreams we...

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Feminism is a Depopulation Program Humans Are Free

The world birth rate has halved in the last 50 years from roughly 3.6 births per woman to only 1.8. This coincides with the rise of feminism as the official world gender ideology.

by Henry Makow Ph.D.

We have been conditioned to scoff at the idea of conspiracy. The idea that people might plan to harm others without first warning their intended victims is too preposterous to consider!

We are like the passengers on a bus that keeps having "accidents" which cause untold death and suffering. These are wars, depressions and epidemics etc. We have just completed the bloodiest century in human history: Auschwitz, Dresden, Ruanda, Hiroshima, Cambodia. Over a hundred million people were murdered, and that's not counting abortions.


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14:59

"The True Dream..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves its better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, holds on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful. And, if were lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all.
- Dr. Meredith Grey, "Grey's Anatomy"

14:59

Peace Leader Speaks Against US-backed Regime Change in Nicaragua Dissident Voice

August 3, 2018. San Francisco, CA.  Camilo Meja prefaced his explanation of the seemingly inexplicable eruption of violence in his native Nicaragua with the admonition that no one should take his word, but should research the facts as he has.

Meja spoke at an event co-sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas, a 32-year-old anti-imperialist human rights group with a long history of supporting the Nicaraguan Sandinistas against the US-backed Contra War. Gerry Condon, president of the other co-sponsor, Veterans for Peace, explained how the national organization was founded in 1985 by US veterans in response to the global nuclear arms race and US military interventions in Nicaragua and elsewhere.

Condon introduced fellow Veterans for Peace member Meja, who is a celebrated Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. In 2003, after serving in the US military in Iraq and seeing the hypocrisy of the regime change effort, Meja refused redeployment and has since been a prominent leader in the peace movement.

Meja presented a history of US regime change operations engineered by the CIA and more recently by US government surrogates for the CIA such at the USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded by the USAID, NED, and kindred groups are among the leadership of those trying to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicaragua.

Meja drew attention to similar regime-change programs by the US in Venezuela, and the similarity of the media disinformation and violent guarimbas there to what is happening now in his home country.

Meja showed well-authenticated video clips of Sandinistas in Nicaragua being tortured by opposition elements, demonstrating how sections of the opposition to the Ortega government have not only been violent but cruel. Particularly disturbing was footage of a Sandinista who had been assassinated and whose body was publicly burned in the street.

The Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS), Meja explained, split from the main party and took with it most of the English-speaking intellectuals who had close relations with North American solidarity activists. The MRS has never been a popular electoral force in Nicaragua, garnering only 1.3% of the vote at its peak, but has turned to the right and aligned with US-backed extra-parliamentary means of changing what both consider the authoritarian regime of President Ortega.

To promote dialogue among those who seek peace in Nicaragua, but differ on whether to support the extra-legal overthrow of...

14:36

"Albert Camus on Strength of Character and How to Ennoble Our Minds in Difficult Times" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Albert Camus on Strength of Character 
and How to Ennoble Our Minds in Difficult Times"
by Maria Popova

"In 1957, Albert Camus (November 7, 1913January 4, 1960) became the second youngest laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to him for work that with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times. (It was with this earnestness that, days after receiving the coveted accolade, he sent his childhood teacher a beautiful letter of gratitude.)

More than half a century later, his lucid and luminous insight renders Camus a timeless seer of truth, one who ennobles and enlarges the human spirit in the very act of seeing it - the kind of attentiveness that calls to mind his compatriot Simone Weil, whom he admired more than he did any other thinker and who memorably asserted that attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

Nowhere does Camuss generous attention to the human spirit emanate more brilliantly than in a 1940 essay titled The Almond Trees (after the arboreal species that blooms in winter), found in his "Lyrical and Critical Essays" (public library) - the superb volume that gave us Camus on happiness, despair, and how to amplify our love of life. Penned at the peak o...

14:09

Electric Cars or Else Says Brussels by 2020 Armstrong Economics

From 2020, European carmakers MUST  comply with stricter EU regulations. On average, only 95 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer drove are permitted per car produced. If the output is higher than that, there will be drastic fines due. The leader seems to be BMW. I bought an I8 myself which is a hybrid so it has also a gas engine in the rear but electric in the front. You really cant beat electric for speed off the line. It will really pin you back in the seat. I must say, being a sports car advocate, it is one of the best cars I have ever owned and a love it. (I do not own BMW stock).

Nevertheless, German companies are finding these requirements are unreasonable to meet 95 grams of CO2 emissions. That means the consumption of fuel must be around four liters per 100 kilometers. That is a very major objective imposed by this theory of Global Warming. The market for electric cars is really confined to Europe for regulation purposes, but the number one market is China where electricity prices are the lowest.

There are no combustion cars that comply with the European standard. German carmakers to produce sedans, but they cannot avoid building cars that consume more than four liters of fuel on average and therefore they cannot meet these higher CO2 emissions standards of 95 grams per kilometer.

Clearly, European car manufacturers have no choice but to produce electric cars. The fine per car that does not meet the standard will be around 13,o00 to 11,000 euros. Every German car maker will face hundreds of millions of euros in...

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China to Support Syria Along with Russia Against USA Armstrong Economics

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; You said that China would eventually send troops to the Middle East and join with Russia in Syria. China just openly told that to the newspapers. Your contacts behind the curtail are quite amazing.

BH

 REPLY: Qi Qianjin was appointed the ambassador to Syria back in 2016. You are correct, on August 1st, 2018, the Chinese ambassador to Damascus, Qi Qianjin, told pro-government Syrian newspaper Al Watan that the Chinese military was ready to join Idlib in the upcoming military operation. This has been widely reported in the Middle East. China has NEVER been engaged in war sending its troops outside of its claimed territory. It is important to understand that China has always been invaded and hence that was the very reason behind constructing the Chinese Wall to keep other out.

Qianjin confirmed that China was entering a positive military cooperation with Syria in the region under counter-terrorism. It is Syria who is fighting against the ISIS terrorists. The witch-hunt against Russia by those in Congress has been setting the stage for world war led by the Democrats. This really has to stop and the mid-term elections will see the Democr...

14:01

IMF Criticizes Germany for its Chronic Trade Surplus? Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I know you say you do not advise the IMF. But whatever you write, they follow and repeat. So they are following your blog at least and they implement whatever you say. This is very curious. They are now saying that Germanys export model economy is threatening the world economy. You were the first to even differentiate domestic compared to export model economies. Do you care to restate that you do not advise the IMF?

GP

ANSWER: I do not deny that probably every government is reading this blog. That is the way it goes. They have realized that we not merely advise institutions, but we also report on trends that are not the subject matter of mainstream media. That said, we DO NOT HAVE any consulting agreement with the IMF. I have met personally with IMF board members. Yet keep in mind that does not mean that boards are unanimous in their decisions or beliefs.

What you are referring to is the IMFs chief economist Maurice Obstfeld, who pointed out writing in the newspaper Die Welt (The World), further expansion of the German trade surplus would put financial stability at risk. He wrote that Germanys continuing high trade surpluses are making Germany responsible for the increased crisis risks for the global economy with respect to trade disputes. He has also stated that there are no immediate threats to excessive trade imbalances in Germany. What he is talking about is with respect to global trade imbalances are promoting protectionist tendencies.

Keep in mind that everyone looks at the Current Account. I have stated numerous times that the Current Account also includes investment in buying government debt. The German Current Account surplus is now declining. Much of this was being driven by the internal capital flows within Europe moving to Germany as a hedge against the collapse of the Euro where the trade became the assumption that they would end up with Deutschemarks when the Euro collapsed.

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14:00

Comcast breach exposes 26.5m customers' Social Security Numbers and partial addresses BlackListed News

Comcast Xfininty's login page had an easily found bug that allowed anyone to gain access to the Social Security Numbers and partial home addresses of over 26.5 million customers. Comcast spokesapologist David McGuire says the company patched the bug quickly after being notified of its existence by security researcher Ryan Stevenson, and added that the company "take[s] our customers security very seriously," adding that the company didn't think anyone had exploited the bug.

"It's Going To Blow Up On Them": Giuliani Says Mueller's Team In Deep Trouble BlackListed News

Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity Wednesday night to elaborate on why President Trump's legal team rejected special Robert Mueller's terms for an interview, suggesting that the "real story" is that the investigation isn't just going to fizzle out - "it's going to blow up on them."

Pesticide Food Poisoning Suspected as 10 Die After Funeral in Peru BlackListed News

Tragedy struck a funeral in Peru when 10 guests died after eating food that the health minister suspected had come into contact with insecticides, BBC News reported Wednesday. Fifty-two guests were sickened at the funeral, which took place Monday in the southern Andean region of Ayacucho, CNN reported. "People were poisoned by the food," Health Minister Silvia Pessah told TV Per Tuesday, according to Peru Reports. "It could be that an insecticide was in contact with the food."

Graphic Video Shows Cop Publicly Execute Man, Shooting Him in the Back as He Ran Away BlackListed News

A disturbing trend seems to be happening among police in America in which they are shooting people in the back as they run away. The latest victim to be publicly executed for running from police is 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick of Nashville. His execution by officer Andrew Delke was caught on a graphic video.

MLB and NFL fans submit their faces and fingerprints to buy food, beer and tickets BlackListed News

If you still value your privacy, I urge you to stay away from major league sporting events. Yesterday, CLEAR biometrics announced that they have installed biometric fingerprint scanners at Seattles CenturyLink and Safeco Fields concession stands. But the story does not end there. The video also revealed that MLS's Sounders FC team is using biometrics to spy on fans.

France reopens MH370 investigation amid claims of Malaysian cover-up BlackListed News

FRANCE has reopened its investigation into the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 after Malaysias long-awaited final report failed to provide an explanation for the aircrafts disappearance. French newspaper Le Parisien reports that investigators are keen to verify data from Inmarsat the British operator of a global satellite network which tracked the aircrafts pings to the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia, where it is believed to have crashed.

Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike BlackListed News

Dozens of civilians, mostly children, have been killed and more wounded in an airstrike by the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition in Yemen that hit a bus in the rebel-held north of the country.

Bizarre tales, confusing ballots from Georgias primary contained in federal lawsuit BlackListed News

It appeared, according to the Georgia Secretary of States website, that Habersham Countys Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the states primary elections in May. Some 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of states office, indicating a 243 percent turnout.

China Just Tested A Hypersonic Missile The US Can't Defend Against BlackListed News

China claims to have successfully tested a new hypersonic missile that would be capable of penetrating any missile defense system in the world. The Starry Sky-2, which is an experimental design known as waverider, rides the shock waves generated during flight. The missile could one day carry conventional and or nuclear warheads undetected through US missile defense shields.

13:57

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

Marietta, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

13:36

Ancient megashark Victoria's surf coast - fossil find exhib opens today (We) can do better

A jaw-full of mega shark teeth rare evidence that a shark twice the size of a Great White stalked Australia's ancient waters is to be unveiled at Melbourne Museum on today, Thursday 9 August. Usually shark teeth are found singly, but this time they have the whole set for the gigantic Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark.

A prehistoric shark feast, the 9m long Great Jagged Narrow-Tooth Shark becoming a meal for several Sixgill Sharks. Credit: Peter Trusler / Philip Mullaly, the local Ocean Grove resident who found the mega shark teeth with Dr Erich Fitzgerald. Credit: Museums Victoria

Victorian Fossil Find Uncovers Prehistoric Leftovers of Colossal Shark Feast

A visit to his local beach will never be the same again for Philip Mullaly. The keen-eyed fossil enthusiast has found an extraordinary set of shark teeth - evidence that a shark nearly twice the size of a Great White once stalked Australias ancient oceans. The citizen scientist made the find in Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victorias Surf Coast.

I was walking along the beach looking for fossils, turned and saw this shining glint in a boulder and saw a quarter of the tooth exposed. I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people, recounts Mr Mullaly.


Up to 7 cm long, the teeth have been identified as being from an extinct species of mega-toothed shark - the Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark (Carcharocles angustidens) - which could grow to more than 9-metres long, almost twice the length of todays Great White Shark.

This shark stalked Victorias ancient sea approximately 25 million years ago, during the late Oligocene epoch. It was the top predator and would have preyed on small whales.

Recognising the significance of the discovery, Mr Mullaly contacted Dr Erich Fitzgerald, Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Museums Victoria with an offer to donate the teeth to Museums Victorias collection, an offer gratefully a...

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UK: Muslim Migrant Who Raped Student in Cemetery: 'Yes, I Did That. Why Not?' Humans Are Free

Why not? How could he even ask that question?

Heres how: sexual assault occurs in all cultures, but only in Islam does it have divine sanction.

One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.

The Quran teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take captives of the right hand, 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30).

The Quran says:


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13:00

Greenpeace-funded probe unit says charity does not sign off stories RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A Greenpeace-funded investigative journalism outfit says it probed shadow trade talks between UK think tanks and potential US donors occurred because there was a wall where information should be.

12:50

UK police detain investigative reporter Graham Phillips for stating the truth about Georgian aggression against South Ossetia Signs of the Times

British law enforcement bodies have detained the journalist Graham Phillips at the Georgian Embassy in London, reported the ambassador of Georgia in Great Britain Tamar Beruchashvili to journalists. According to her, during an exhibition devoted to the 10th anniversary of the events of August, 2008, Phillips shouted out anti-Georgian and anti-NATO slogans. "The diplomatic police which was called to the scene worked quickly and detained Graham Phillips," added Beruchashvili. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia also reported about the detention of the journalist, without having given his name. "He without the permission disrupted the exhibition, loudly shouted slogans against NATO and accused Georgia of providing incorrect information for the British audience," noted the department. Several clips of the incident are below:

12:43

Toronto inundated with unbelievably heavy rain and flash floods Signs of the Times

Residents in Toronto are sloshing through the aftermath of a heavy rain storm that caused flash flooding in portions of the city, submerging several vehicles and forcing road closures. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement ahead of the summer storm, warning of the potential for 50 to 100 millimetres of rain Tuesday evening. According to a preliminary weather summary issued by Environment Canada on Wednesday after 12:30 a.m., the heaviest rain hit Highways 400 and 401, the area near Allen Road, the downtown core and the Toronto Islands.

12:35

New Moon Ritual: Cleanse Your Karma and Allow Your True Self To Grow Awareness Act

As you may know, there is a new moon coming up and because of that new moon to come, it is important to remind you all that if you want to heal your karma or help yourself grow that will be the moment when you should use your personal energy to do-so. New moons hold lots of powers, powers that most people spend most of their lives overlooking.

Below I am going to go over one of the most amazing new moon rituals I have ever had the privilege to carry out. This is one of my personal favorites and I try to do it at least once every other new moon. It does not require a lot of things but does a lot of good for the lives of all of us.

If you have been wanting to work with the energies surrounding you now is your chance. This new moon ritual will really benefit you greatly. You can do much more than you realize when it comes to the energetic world.

New Moon Cleansing Ritual:

Things Needed:

Sage for Smudging

Paper & Pen

A Bowl

Water

Salt

Instructions:

On the night of the new moon as the darkness is making itself known sage your area be this indoors or outdoors. Put the water into the bowl and add some salt. Make sure it is warm water but not overly warm, you should be able to put your hands in it without it hurting you. As you sit really think about your karma and the things going on in your life. Mix the salt and really focus your mind.

Write down on the paper anything you want to get out or anything that might be holding you back. Cover every inch if you need to. Really express yourself and write out all the karmic wrongs you want to reverse and all the growth you have to still find. Once you have done this and gotten everything out properly sit in silence and call on the new moon energies before you to help you cleanse.

Invite these energies into your being and using your minds eye really see them within your veins pulsating through your being. Submerge the paper in the water with the salt and mix it in slowly until the paper isnt really there anymore and the water is murky and full. Pour this outside and from there smudge with sage once more. Now, the more you do this the better you will feel. Even just after the first run, you will feel as though a weight has been lifted.

12:20

10 Items To Keep On Hand That Ward Off Bad Vibes And Negativity Awareness Act

In a world of violence, hatred, and negativity, many of us are looking for the secret to create our own safe haven at home. Protect your personal state from negative or evil energy with these effective and all-natural tools.

Whether you are a practitioner of crystal magic, introducing these powerful stones and minerals into your life on a daily basis, or are completely new to the concept of using these forms of natural magic in order to banish negativity, these tools are easy to use and readily available. If you have felt a lingering negativity in your home or office or have been struggling with a down emotional state, this is for you.

Here are 10 items you should keep on hand to ward off bad vibes and negativity in your life:

#1 Sage

One of the oldest and best-known methods for removing a negative or evil energy from your home, the burning of sage, known as smudging, is said to work like an energetic shower, cleansing a space or a person. This works to banish all negative, evil or bad energies, freeing you to invite positivity into your life in its place. There are many different rituals and uses for sage, including moving into a new home, after an argument, upon returning home from a negative situation or following any form of illness or disease.

#2 Rose Quartz

A well-known crystal, rose quartz is also referred to as the love stone. It works by banishing negativity and bad energy, instead, welcoming unconditional love and acceptance into your life. This is the crystal that is often used when one is looking to attract both platonic and romantic connections, helping us to find the people who will bring happiness and joy into our lives.

#3 Palo Santo

Much like the use of sage, palo santo works to cleanse a space when it is burned. It is said to cleanse a space of negativity, banishing the bad energy that exists in order to make way for positivity. It is also effective in the treatment of common colds, cases of flu, asthma, inflammation, headaches, depression, anxiety and other forms of emotional pain or turmoil. Some alternative health practitioners even believe that is effective in relieving some of the symptoms associated with cancer.

#4 Clary Sage Oil

For those that arent interested in burning sage for any reason, clary sage oil will allow them to still make use of the benefits of sage in the home. It can be used in a diffuser or applied directly to the skin. Not only does this powerful oil help to fight off negative energy within your home, it has also been found to be effective in improving digestive health, circulation, and overall mood, while a...

12:18

4 Cyclones Are Spinning Across The Pacific This Is What You Need To Know Awareness Act

Things seem to be working back up as four tropical cyclones are seen swirling around in the Pacific Ocean. We can only hope that some of them at the very least die down before making their way to land.

The most intense of the four at the moment is Hurricane Hector who as of Monday was registering almost as a Category 5 but it is currently a Category 3. While tracking west it is expected to come just south of Hawaii on Wednesday and Thursday (August 8th and 9th). Any slight change could cause a lot of damage to the island chain. This is especially troubling as no hurricane has made landfall in Hawaii since 1992.

Between Hector, John, Kristy, and Ileana who knows what we could be in store for. NOAA has been keeping a close watch on all four and if you take a look at the tweet below you can see footage of them as they spin. This swarm is getting stronger.

12:05

Saudi Arabia-Canada rift escalates - SA to dump Canadian assets 'no matter the cost' Signs of the Times

Saudi Arabia is selling off Canadian securities in response to Ottawa's criticism of the arrest of a female activist, the Financial Times reports. Riyadh says it's ready to take the step despite possible financial losses. According to the newspaper, Saudi Arabia's overseas asset managers were told to dump Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings "no matter the cost." Saudi Arabia is not a major investor in Canada, according to the FT source, but the Kingdom wants to send a strong signal to authorities in Ottawa. The diplomatic rift between the two countries began after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland demanded the release from prison of Saudi women's rights activist Samar Badawi, who has family in Canada.

12:01

Backlash and Stigma: Rethinking Restraint in the Age of Trump Duck of Minerva

This is a guest post from Eric Van Rythoven. Eric Van Rythoven recently finished his PhD at Carleton University studying emotion, world politics, and security. His work is published in Security Dialogue and European Journal of International Relations.

There is a recurring frustration among observers of the Trump administration that commentary easily becomes distracted. Stories about the Trump familys everyday nepotism and corruption may be important in the context of a so-called normal presidency, but these are small marbles when compared to the administrations catastrophic performance at Helsinki or the odious policy of child separation. For many IR scholars the message is clear: dont focus on Ivankas clothing line, focus on what matters.

But what if stories like the decline of Ivankas clothing brand matter more than we think? In isolation, these kinds of stories appear as inconsequential distractions. Taken together, they form a broader genre of reporting focused on the rising personal costs of serving under Trump. This genre of reporting is important because it points to two crucial political processes occurring around the Trump administration right at this moment: backlash and stigmatization. I want to suggest that scholars should not only think about how these processes are significant features of contemporary politics, but how they can inform how we think about restraint in the age of Trump.

The idea of a backlash carries connotations of a reactionary and hostile mode of politics. For most of IR, the concept is conspicuously absent, in part because the field has largely ignored reactionary politics in general (see Mackay and LaRoches take on this problem). In Susan Faludis seminal study she describes backlash against feminist politics in the United States during the 1980s as a powerful counterassault on womens rights triggered by the perceptionaccurate or notthat women are making great strides in society. While individuals can occupy privileged positions in backlash movements, its force was derived from how its reacti...

11:45

Sorcha Faal: Russian Fleet Rushes to the Arctic Operation Disclosure

August 8, 2018

Russian Fleet Rushes To Arctic Over Fears US May Have Started War With Unknown Alien Species

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

Source: What Does It Mean

At the same time the highly influential Veteran Intelligent Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) organization is warning President Trump that the Deep State intelligence on Iran he is receiving could be catastrophic, a new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today suggests that the United States, if not the entire world, may have even bigger things to worry aboutand is due to a believed to be shootdown by the US Air Force of a known and accepted interstellar-interdimensional device (most commonly referred as a UFO) within the Arctic Circle on 25 July, whose explosive force was registered at 2.1 kilotonsand has now seen this devices suspected pair-mate, on 4 August, enter our Earths atmosphere in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region-Yugra in West Siberia from where it began transversing the globeuntil yesterday, 7 August, when it hovered in the skies over the Philippines, then raced towards the Arctic Circle where it plunged into the Greenland Sea with enough force to cause a 5.8 magnitude earthquakeand in response to President Putin, just hours ago, ordered the immediate deployment of the entire Russian Northern Fleet to Arctic waters. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



Massive interstellar-interdimensinal device (above) makes rare...

11:39

Exopolitics: Military Insiders Confirm Thousands of Extraterrestrials Live Among us Operation Disclosure

Military Insiders Confirm Thousands of Extraterrestrials Live Among Us

WRITTEN BY DR MICHAEL SALLA ON AUGUST 8, 2018

As the scientific community continues to speculate about whether intelligent extraterrestrial life exists on exoplanets being discovered throughout our vast galaxy, military insiders have come forward to reveal that national governments are hiding a stunning truth. Extraterrestrials who look just like us not only exist throughout the galaxy, but tens of thousands of them have infiltrated communities all over the planet as neighbors, co-workers, teachers, doctors, humanitarians, etc.

Emery Smith and Corey Goode claim to have worked on highly classified extraterrestrial related programs that are run by the U.S. and other military forces, which are under the authority of transnational corporations.

Smith says that he encountered human looking extraterrestrials living among humanity while working at highly classified facilities such as Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and other military facilities.

In a series of interviews completed on the popular online streaming show Cosmic Disclosure, Smith says that while working at these facilities he encountered human looking extraterrestrials who are indistinguishable from modern humans. In the August 7 episode, he responded as follows to a question about whether extraterrestrials live among us:

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https://www.exopolitics.org/military-insiders-confirm-thousands-of-extraterrestrials-live-among-us/

11:38

"Alex Jones, Big Tech, and the Deep State" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Alex Jones, Big Tech, and the Deep State"
by Paul Rosenberg

"They finally got to it. Alex Jones has been banned from Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and Im not sure what else all within 24 hours or so, as I hear it. And he was not alone others have been banned too. What I want you to understand is this: Theres only one reason this was done now: because they might get away with it.

I see very little of Mr. Jones material, but hes clearly exposing a lot of things the deep-state types dont like. And believing themselves to be rightful rulers and believing that the Mr. Joneses of the world ought to be obedient and thankful they feel entirely correct in eliminating their ridiculous opposition.

Why It Works Now: Ill be brief: The tech companies have been brought into the machine. Theyve already altered their products to suit the spy agencies and have agents and counteragents all through their o...

11:38

'Q' Community Responds to Mainstream Media Attacks Operation Disclosure

Q Community Responds to Media Attacks

Posted on August 8, 2018

Source: Deus Nexus | By DAVID NOVA



By Joshua Philipp | The Epoch Times

Over the past week, nearly all legacy news outlets have published articles criticizing the growing movement around a mysterious figure or group known as Q, which since October 2017 has been publishing alleged leaks on behind-the-scenes actions taken by the Trump administration to uproot alleged global corruption.

The general angle on Q from most news outlets is the samethat its a conspiracy theoryand The Washington Post even went so far as to call it a deranged conspiracy cult.

The media backlash has done little to dissuade Q supporters, however, who continue to support the movement with billboards and t-shirts at Trump rallies, and in numerous online groups that analyze and discuss recent news and posts from Q.

To gain a better understanding of the movement, and why people believe in it, The Epoch Times spoke with Q fans at recent Trump rallies in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and with Jordan Sather, a prominent figure online who speaks and writes about his analysis of Q.

Anybody calling it a cult or calling it a conspiracy theory, or calling it names, is doing so from an ignorant standpoint. Everybody attacking it, I find, theyre not even reading it, said Sather, who runs the Destroying the Illusion channel on YouTube, on which he analyzes Q posts.

Q is a series of anonymous posts on the 8chan forum, which includes encryption to protect the identit...

11:33

The Lions Gate and Trump, Sessions Playing Cosmic Chess Operation Disclosure

August 8, 2018: The Lions Gate & Trump and Sessions Playing Cosmic Chess [videos]

AUGUST 8, 2018

Source: Starship Earth: The Big Picture



August 8th, or 8/8 is known as the Lions Gate Portal. What does that mean? Even if you know nothing about astrology, the 8-8-8 occurring todaythis yearshould tell you its of yuge importanceand to be followed three days later by a solar eclipseoff the charts! A midsummer nights dream!

August 8th (8-8) is known among the woo-woo community as The Lions Gatea date, annually, where the Earth aligns with the Galactic Center and Sirius



Numerologist Felicia Bender explains that eight, AKA the number of infinity, is an amplifier. When you see it, its always offering challenges and opportunities in the realm of personal empowerment. And once thats achieved, then, its about material manifestation and abundance. Source

The dark and the Light both understand the constellations and the movements of the stars and use the prevailing energies to navigate the Earthly chess board.

Not being a chess player, I appreciate a little insight now and then from an interpreter, and its SB2/WD to the rescue.

Q has said all along to trust Sessions, and some unquestioningly do, while others cant. Perhap...

11:32

Woman sentenced to 8 years in prison after following her ISIS husband into Syrian war Signs of the Times

Living in constant fear, hiding from shelling with her children and no way out - a Russian woman who was sentenced to prison for being part of a terrorist group after following her ISIS husband to Syria shared her story with RT. In February this year, Zagidat Abakarova from the Republic of Dagestan in southeastern Russia received an eight-year jail sentence for joining an illegal armed group. However, she won't actually go to jail until her youngest child turns 14. The girl is currently one year old. Speaking to RT's Madina Kochenova, Zagidat recalled the story of her life, which has been turned upside down ever since she traveled to Syria. "I was 29 when I left [Russia], I went to Turkey first with my husband, I never thought I would end up there [in Syria]," the woman, who is now 33, admitted to RT.

11:31

Reader: Thank you Beautiful Soul Operation Disclosure

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | by June Ann

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!Thank You!

Thank you to the Beautiful Soul who supplied me with headphones.

Your heart is good Charles.

June Ann

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11:29

All Russia all the time - thanks to the curious case of Bill Browder and the deceptive Magnitsky Act Signs of the Times

"Deserve's got nuthin' to do with it." - William Munny, Unforgiven A couple of weeks ago I told you the first U.S. Civil War was here. What I didn't tell you was the face of that Civil War is Bill Browder. Browder was responsible for The Magnitsky Act. It handed our government insane sanctions powers on individuals and companies in the name of punishing rogue, evil regimes who torture innocents. His story is the thing of spy novels. It reeks of power politics, market collusion and psychopathology. And if only half of it is true, he and his associates deserve a fate worse than anything dreamed up by Dante and his Inferno.

11:25

Democratic Senator Mark Warner: The driving force behind move to further weaponize U.S. tech giants and silence dissent Signs of the Times

In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship. Because legalized bribery in the form of corporate lobbying and campaign donations has given wealthy Americans the ability to control the US government's policy and behavior while ordinary Americans have no effective influence whatsoever, the US unquestionably has a corporatist system of government. Large, influential corporations are inseparable from the state, so their use of censorship is inseparable from state censorship. This is especially true of the vast megacorporations of Silicon Valley, whose extensive ties to US intelligence agencies are well-documented. Once you're assisting with the construction of the US military's drone program, receiving grants from the CIA and NSA for mass surveillance, or having your site's content regulated by NATO's propaganda arm, you don't get to pretend you're a private, independent corporation that is separate from government power. It is possible in the current system to have a normal business worth a few million dollars, but if you want to get to billions of dollars in wealth control in a system where money translates directly to political power, you need to work with existing power structures like the CIA and the Pentagon, or else they'll work with your competitors instead of you. - From the Caitlin Johnstone post: In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship Let's be clear about something up front because it's extremely important. This narrative that three tech giants, Apple, Google and Facebook all decided independently and simultaneously to de-platform Alex Jones without any threats or pressure from U.S. politicians and other powerful forces behind the scenes is pure fantasy. This isn't private companies doing that private company thing, this is Silicon Valley oligarchs making a decision to appease politicians and the status quo system which made them billionaires in order to avoid regulation.

11:14

Globalists are waiting to enforce a counter-revolution Signs of the Times

On meeting with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: "Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade." Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump's phone? We know not. But, on hearing this, Steve Forbes, Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer broke into the "Hallelujah" chorus of Handel's "Messiah." "Amen," they thundered in The New York Times. Trump should declare "total trade disarmament" to be national policy and make free trade his "legacy" to America. Such a proclamation, they wrote, would assure Trump the "moral high ground" in the global debate and transform him from "evil disrupter of international commerce to potential savior." For free trade is always and ever a "win-win for trading partners." To read the Times op-ed is to appreciate that what we are dealing with here is an ideology, a political religion, a creed, a cult.

11:13

Top US general displays massive idiocy, says US can't be friendly with Russia and China because of their hypersonic weapons Signs of the Times

Russia and China are not eligible for friendship with the United States because the two nations are developing hypersonic weapons that the US has no defense against, a top American general has declared. "You can't call them [Russia and China] our friends if they're building weapons that can destroy the United States of America, and, therefore, we have to develop the capability to respond," Air Force General John Hyten, commander of US Strategic Command, said at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. Hyten went on to reassure his audience that the Pentagon has close to a dozen programs aimed at developing and defending against hypersonic weapons. He also expressed regret that the US hadn't started working on such weapon systems "five years ago or ten years ago, because then we wouldn't be worried."

11:04

ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- August 8, 2018 Operation Disclosure

"The Office of Poofness"

MIDWEEK BY ZAP 8-08-18

Zap Says


HI ALL

A FEW LAST MINUTE THINGS HAVE CROPPED UP WITH OUR FUNDING AND WITH OTHERS WE TALKED TO. EVERYTHING, AND I MEAN EVERYTHING IS AT THE READY AND SOME WIRES WERE SENT OUT BUT THESE ARE THE BILLION RANGE TO SOME MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS. THIS IS ALL IN PREPARATION FOR THE PROJECTS AND SO ALL IS MOVING FORWARD.

HOWEVER, THE SMALLER FUNDS ARE STILL BEING ATTACKED HERE AND THERE, AND I AM WITNESS TO OUR DELAYS FIRST HAND. IT IS NO LONGER FUNNY THE DELAYS THE BANKERS PUT UP, BUT THEY ARE CERTAINLY INNOVATIVE AND USE ALL THE BANKING TRICKS IN THEIR PORTFOLIO TO DELAY. VERY SAD AND WE SUFFER.

THE TRUST HAS MANAGED TO FIGURE OUT ALTERNATIVE METHODS TO GET THE FUNDS OUT, BUT THE BANK MANAGED ONE TINY GLITCH ON THE TRANSMISSION THAT WAS FOUND OUT JUST IN THE LAST DAYS. THAT HAD REPERCUSSIONS IN THAT EVEN OUR BRIDGE LOAN WAS STOPPED UNTIL THIS GLITCH WAS FIXED. IT WAS A SIMPLE TRANSMISSION ITEM THAT WAS NOT COMPLETED AND OVERLOOKED UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE. SO OUR CELEBRATION THAT IT WAS FINALLY DONE WAS CUT SHORT AND LONG FACES PREVAILED. THAT IS WHY I HAD TO ASK FOR A HELPING HAND AGAIN.

IT MAY SEEM NEVER-ENDING, BUT IF YOU DO NOT FIGHT THESE GUYS AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS DONE RIGHT, THEY WILL WALK ALL OVER YOU. ONLY THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE TRUST GUYS AND THE ABILITY OF THE LAWYERS TO ACT IMMEDIATELY ON THE CONSTANT STREAM OF BANK CRAP ARE WE STILL IN THE RUNNING.

THEY ARE FIXING THE PROBLEM AND THE FUNDS CAN BE FINALLY CLEARED OUT FOR TRANSMISSION EARLY NEXT WEEK, AND WE CAN GET TO WORK NEXT WEEK FOR SURE. THIS IS FIRMED UP NOW ACCORDING TO THE LAWYERS.

THAT IS WHERE WE ARE OURSELVES ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHERS IN THE SAME POSITION. EVERYBODY IS CHAFFING AT THE BIT TO GET TO WORK AND BOY ARE THEY FRUSTRATED. SOME OF THE WORDS I HEARD, I HAVE NOT HEARD FOR A LONG TIME IN RESPECT OF THEIR OPINION OF THE BANKERS. SLIMY, SMELLING LIKE A BUS, THE LOCATION OF CHAIRS WITH THEIR FEET, BRAIDED NOSE HAIRS, AND OTHER LESS WHOLESOME DESCRIPTIONS ABOUNDED BESIDES THE USUAL 4 LETTER WORDS.

THESE PROBLEMS ALSO EXTEND TO AN OLD FRIEND AND HER TRUST. IN HER CASE, SHE IS BESIEGED BY ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE AND KIDNAPPING ATTEMPTS. I THINK SHE HAS THE ROUGHEST TIME...

11:03

Review of Andrei Nekrasov's film: 'The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes' - American fiction and Russian realism Signs of the Times

I live in France where from the avenue of the Champs Elyses to the tractors covered with flags in the alfalfa fields of Normandy, the French celebrated their victory at the World Cup held in Russia. The world event gave Russia the opportunity to show its good side and to my happy surprise, even English journalists stressed how well organized the Cup was and everyone reported on how open and welcoming the Russian people were. How much the Russians seem to long for recognition and sympathy; visitors praised the food, the lodgings, the cleanliness and the good timing of everything. The two problems seemed to be the huge distances to cover and the Russian language. The world seemed to discover that Russia is a real country full of ordinary likeable people, not the evil empire full of clones. I also live in my own little corner of internet. Through this small window, I try to find the truth because the mainstream media, while vociferously denouncing fake news, always tells the same story and the only difference between journalists at best is a slight change in wording - like so many actors giving their own take on the same script. I look for truth through debate and contradicting views. So, in the usual way of this alternative media, an email sends me a link: look at this before it is taken down! The link is a 2-hour long documentary entitled: The Magnitsky Act, Behind the scenes. It is like being handed a Russian novel. You have to be brave enough to delve into a long, involved, intricate storyline full of unexpected twists and especially full of ambiguous characters none of whom, unlike American fiction, entirely fit the categories of good and bad - although some seem definitely much worse than others.

11:03

Fake views: People are increasingly getting plastic surgery to measure up to their altered Snapchat filters Signs of the Times

Plastic surgery has been popular in American and Western culture for decades, but the latest trend in industry reflects technology and social media's influence on body image issues. According to a paper recently published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery by researchers from the Department of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine, the fastest growing request in plastic surgeons' offices is to look more like the images produced by Snapchat filters. Snapchat, a popular messaging app, offers filters that can smooth out the skin and nose, enlarge the eyes, and make the lips appear fuller. The authors of the paper, titled "Selfies-Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs," say these filters "can take a toll on one's self esteem, make one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world, and may even act as a trigger and lead to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)."

11:01

Assange Tweet: Baron Trump Books Operation Disclosure

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Here is an intriguing tweet from Awake17 about the fascinating Baron Trump children's books. The books were written in the 1800's and feature many spooky connections to President Trump and his family...

https://twitter.com/backchannel17?lang=en

Here are two links about the books:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4754000/Late-1800-s-books-spooky-connections-present-day-Trumps.html

https://www.ajc.com/news/national/book-from-the-19th-century-talks-about-baron-trump-someone-named-don-and-trip-russia/ylFfTUiJWkKfUac3hzzXbO/

I think Julian Assange is preparing us for a MASSIVE drop of information. The details could be so mind-boggling that even seasoned lightworkers will be in awe. Buckle up, friends.

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)

11:00

Fmr Education Secretary Admits US Students are Failing Because Education System Runs on Lies Humans Are Free

"We're not top 10 in anything," said a former education secretary who is calling out politicians for creating a public education system that "runs on lies."

by Rachel Blevins

Typically, when Americans hear someone say that the education system in the United States runs on lies, they would expect the statement to come from a disgruntled parent or student but now it is coming from the former Secretary of Education, as he admits that the U.S. lies to families on a daily basis by promising them a quality education through public schools.

Arne Duncan, who served as education secretary for the Obama Administration, now appears to be calling out all sides of the spectrum for failing to prioritize the next generation. In an interview with CBS Face The Nation, Duncan argued that politicians are never held accountable for failing students and teachers.


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10:59

Assange to Testify Before Congress Operation Disclosure

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The US Senate has called on Julian Assange to testify. As Jordan Sather says in his latest video (at 6'): 'Boom! This is huge news...'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySSnEYdnsEM



I agree with Great Awakening Board Anon RickFishbournefromOz (shout out to my Aussie neighbor!)...'The day he (Julian) takes the stand in Congress will be a day we'll remember all our lives...' Exactly.

Check out Jordan's video at 2' 25" - he talks about President Trump's recent tweet '5 for 5'. As Jordan says, we Q followers immediately recognized this tweet as a message for us. Trump/Q has posted 5:5 several times in the past. We translate it to read: 'Message understood loud and clear'. It is military jargon.

One Great Awakening Anon surmised that '5 for 5' could also refer to the five servers. Q has often said regarding the evidence against the cabal contained in those servers: 'We have it all...'

Finally, the main Q website is down. As Jordan says, it could be a direct attack from the cabal - they know how close they are to total destruction. Jordan lists alternative sites for following Q posts (although there are no new posts).

The action is definitely heating up. Julian Assange standing before Congress will be the sweetest sight in the world. I can't wait!

Where We Go One We Go All.

Love and Light
Sierra (NZ)

10:58

No surprise here: Israeli soldier who murdered stone-throwing Palestinian now promoted to head of IDF infantry brigade Signs of the Times

An Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian teen for throwing a rock at his car in 2015 is being promoted to commander of one of Israel Defence Force's (IDF) main infantry brigades. The promotion of Colonel Yisrael Shomer to Nahal Brigade commander was confirmed by the IDF as part of a series of personnel changes, Haaretz reports. Shomer was filmed shooting dead 17-year-old Muhammad Ali-Kosba after he threw a rock at the soldier's vehicle near the West Bank village of Al-Ram on July 3, 2015. CCTV footage of the killing was shared online by Israeli human rights group B'Tselem, who condemned the shooting as unlawful and sent the footage to the Military Police Investigations Unit.

10:42

Socialism or Barbarism? Dissident Voice

Being run by business, American culture suffers from an overwhelming preponderance of stupidity. When a set of institutions as reactionary as big business has a virtual monopoly over government and the media, the kinds of information, entertainment, commentary, ideologies, and educational policies on offer will not conduce to rationality or social understanding. What youll end up with is, for instance, an electorate 25 percent of whose members are inclined to libertarianism. And the number is even higher among young people. That is to say, huge numbers of people will be exposed to and persuaded by the propaganda of the Cato Institute, the magazine Reason, Ayn Rands novels, and Milton Friedmans ideological hackery to express their rebellious and anti-authoritarian impulses by becoming extreme advocates of total tyranny, to quote Chomsky. Theyll believe, as he translates, that power ought to be given into the hands of private, unaccountable tyrannies, namely corporations. Theyll think that if you just get government out of the picture and let capitalism operate freely, unencumbered by regulations or oversight or labor unionism, all will be for the best in this best of all possible worlds. And theyll genuinely believe theyre being subversive and anarchistic by proposing such a program.

The spectacle of millions adhering to such a breathtakingly stupid ideology would be comical if it werent so tragic. Im an atheist, but Christianity strikes me as a more rationaland moralreligion than this libertarian (really totalitarian) one of absolute faith in universal privatization, marketization, corporatization, and commoditization. To be a so-called libertarian is to be deplorably ignorant of modern history, economics, commonsense sociology, human psychology, and morality itself. (Regarding morality: if the Golden Rule is an essential maxim, then the communist slogan From each according to his ability, to each according to his need, which is basically a derivative of the Golden Rule, is fundam...

10:27

X22 Report: Confused On What's Happening With The Economy, Don't Be This Is The Plan" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly


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 Don't Be, This Is The Plan"
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09:54

The Knife in Irans Back Truthdig RSS

On Tuesday night, Irans President Hassan Rouhani went on television to talk about the reinstatement of sanctions by the United States against his country. He prepared the country for more privations as a result of the sanctions. Responding to Trumps offer for a meeting, Rouhani said pointedly, If you stab someone with a knife and then say you want to talk, the first thing you have to do is to remove the knife.

It is clear to everyone outside the U.S. government that Iran has honored its side of the 2015 nuclear deal that it made with the governments of five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the U.S., the UK, France, China and Russia) as well as the European Union. In fact, quite starkly, the European Unions foreign policy chiefFederica Mogherinisaid, We are encouraging small and medium enterprises in particular to increase business with and in Iran as part of something that for us is a security priority. In other words, Mogherini is asking companies to resist Trumps policy direction. What she is saying, and what Rouhani said, is that it is the United States that has violated the nuclear deal and so no one needs to honor the U.S. sanctions that have been reinstated.

Mogherini pointed to small and medium enterprises because these would not be the kind of multinational corporations with interests in the United States. But it is more than small and medium enterprises that are going to challenge the U.S. sanctions. China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure.

China: Chinas lawful rights should be protected, said the Chinese government. China has no incentive to follow the new U.S. position. First, China imports about $15 billion of oil from Iran each year and expects to increase its purchases next year. Chinese state energy firms, such as China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Sinopec, have invested billions of dollars in Iran. CNPC and Sinopec have also got shares in Irans major oil fieldsCNPC has a 30 percent share in the South Pars gas field and has investments in the North Azadegan oil field, while Sinopec has invested $2 billion in Yadavan oil field. Chinas Export Import Bank, meanwhile, has financed many large projects in Iran, including the electrification of the Tehran-Mashhad railway. Other Chinese investment projects include the Tehran metro and the Tehran-Isfahan train. These projects are worth tens of billions of dollars.

Second, China is in the midst of a nasty trade war with the United States. In late August, Trumps government slapped 25 percent tariffs on $16 billion of Chinese imports into the United States. China responded with its own tariffs, with the Chinese Commerce Ministry saying that the U.S. is once again putting domestic law over international law, which is a very unreasonable practice. The once again is important. China is seized by the unfairness of the reinstatement of s...

09:36

Le label huile de palme durable est-il sur une mauvaise pente? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

08 Aug 2018 | swissinfoLa rcente confrontation entre le gant suisse de l'industrie alimentaire Nestl et la Table ronde sur l'huile de palme durable (RSPO) met en lumire un foss croissant autour de la certification.

09:35

UNHCR and UNDP urge tangible progress to improve conditions in Myanmar's Rakhine State RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Two months since the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNHCR, UNDP, and the Government of Myanmar, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN's development agency,...

09:18

Scenes From the Front Lines of Americas Immigration Crisis Truthdig RSS

The Tucson Greyhound bus station sits in an expansive parking lot in what could generously be called the edge of downtown. It once shared a historic building with the train station but is now in what amounts to a double-wide trailer, propped up five feet off the ground with a sheet-metal skirt. The building shimmers in the heat radiating from the asphalt. This unremarkable trailer played a key role in the reunification and separation of migrant families back in 2013 to 2014which, in turn, laid some of the groundwork for the Trump administrations zero-tolerance policy.

In 2013, I came to this bus station three or more times a week. I lived in a volunteer intentional community whose members would load the back seat of our shared car with a dozen homemade care packages: small cloth bags filled with bottles of water, cups of ramen soup, a fistful of granola bars and a mishmash of whichever portable snacks were on the food shelf that week.

In the parking lot of the Greyhound station, an unmarked white passenger van would drive up. The passengers were short, well-dressed Central American mothers with their children in tow, everyones shoes still dusty from the trek across the border. Theyd get out of the van wearing what looked like new T-shirts and jeans with bedazzled pockets. The jeans sagged because the migrants belts had been taken away during Border Patrol (BP) detention. It appeared as if they were trying to balance looking good for their trip to America while also dressing practically in case they had to walk a long way in the desert.

Id wait for a fellow volunteer, preferably a woman who spoke better Spanish than I, to arrive and help me carry in the bags of food, extra clothes, diapers and stuffed animals. We would approach the migrants, tell them where they were, and let them use our phones to call their families. I would talk to family members on the other end of the line, as the migrants puzzled over how to buy a Greyhound ticket, which was not as easy as you would think. We took money orders so families had cash for the three-day trip from the border to their families living in the vast interior of the U.S.

We knew the Greyhound staffers by name and knew which nights the friendly ones worked. We memorized the routes that were easy to navigate, and which cities were problematic. We explained migrants tickets using highlighters to emphasize stations at which they had to change buses. If they got a ticket for that night, we got on the bus with them to help them find a seat close to the driver. If it was a driver we knew, he or she would give a knowing nod.

If it was a new driver, we would explain that these were asylum applicants with a stay of deportation notice that allowed them to travel in the U.S. We would tell the mothers where BP would pull the bus over, and we tipped them off about which Immigration and Cu...

09:16

ICE Brazenly Lies About Crashing Van Carrying Mothers Separated From Their Children Truthdig RSS

Recent polling from the Pew Research Center indicates a plurality of Americans now hold an unfavorable opinion of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A new report published Wednesday helps illuminate why.

According to the Texas Observer, which cites a police report and interviews with four passengers, an ICE contractor crashed a cargo van in San Marcos, Texas, last month. The van was transporting eight Central American mothers who had been separated from their children as part of the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy. The vehicle was rendered inoperable and multiple women were injured, yet the agency repeatedly denied that the accident took place.

The crash occurred as the group was leaving a Sunoco gas station just off Interstate 35, writes the Observers Gus Bova. The vans driver was an employee of Trailboss Enterprises, an Alaska-based company that provides transportation for ICE in Central and South Texas. The driver failed to come to a stop and T-boned an F-250 [Ford truck] that was entering the gas station, police said. The mothers told the Observer the impact slammed them against the seats in front of them, resulting in headaches, dizziness, nausea and injury to one womans leg, which began swelling immediately.

The mothers statements are nothing less than harrowing. Dileia of Honduras, who did not want to give her full name for fear of reprisal from U.S. officials, told the Observer, The crash was really strong, like maybe we were going to flip. Another mother, Roxana, added, We were all trembling with shock from the accident; my whole body hurt. Each of the women said they had not been instructed to put on their seat belts.

For nearly three weeks, ICE denied the crash happened and ignored requests for information, writes Bova. The Observer was first alerted to the crash the day after it occurred by immigrant rights activists in Austin. The next day, Leticia Zamarripa, an ICE spokesperson, denied the incident twice. Your sources misinformed you, Zamarripa wrote on July 20. There was no crash.

After the magazine obtained an accident report, an ICE spokesperson issued a statement calling the incident a fender bender. The report itself notes that the vehicle had to be towed.

Ultimately, the incident is merely the latest in a long string of atrocious developments involving the newly empowered federal law enforcement agency. Just last month, HuffPost revealed that ICE is effectively partnering with domestic abusers in order to keep their victims from seeking help from law enforcement and the judicial system.

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09:03

How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

In this paper we track post-disaster recovery and changes in levels of resilience over time using events using a mobile phone panel survey of 1,200 people.

08:58

How to Perform Self-Hypnosis for Health and Happiness Wake Up World

August 9th, 2018 By Aletheia Luna Guest writer for Wake Up World In our families, cultures and societies, we are often taught that if you have a health issue go to a doctor!  If you suffer from stress, tension or anxiety, go to a therapist they"ll prescribe the very best pills and medications for you!  Oh yes! []

08:55

Apartheid: Israel arrests 6 Palestinian, 2 foreign journalists, in the span of one week Signs of the Times

In the middle of the night, just before dawn, Israeli forces raided a village in the central West Bank to arrest a Palestinian - a daily occurence in the occupied Palestinian territory. The target of Monday's raid on the village of Rantis, which sits right on the Green Line, was Palestinian journalist Ibrahim Rantisi. The arrest of Rantisi marked the sixth Palestinian journalist to be detained by Israeli forces in a single week, causing alarm among Palestinian media and journalists that Israel's suppression of their work, will soon also become a daily occurrence . One week ago, Israeli forces detained four journalists under the pretext that they worked for Hamas-affiliated al-Quds TV, which was banned last month from operating in Israel last month by Israel's right-wing defense minister Avigdor Lieberman.

08:51

Michael McFaul may slag Steven Seagal, but what has HE done to help improve US-Russia relations? Signs of the Times

The former US ambassador to Russia has proven to be quite adept at chastising Russia at every turn, even in retirement. But what exactly has McFaul done to create an atmosphere of lasting peace between Moscow and Washington? It was the summer of 2013 when I had my first and only encounter with Michael McFaul, then-US Ambassador to Russia. It was a Saturday afternoon, and a black sedan pulled into the parking lot of the prestigious Anglo-American School, a private learning facility located in the outskirts of Moscow where foreign diplomats and corporate executives enroll their kids. A burly driver opened the door and into the scorching sun appeared, in all his excellency, Michael McFaul. After exchanging brief pleasantries, the ambassador strolled to the bleachers on the opposite side of the field to await the beginning of a children's baseball game; a bit of an anticlimactic turn compared to the grand entry. I remember thinking to myself at the time, as he took a seat by himself across the pitch, 'There goes the loneliest man in the world.'

08:35

Rumors abound: Ridiculous Obama-era light bulb rules may be tossed in the rubbish Signs of the Times

The Trump administration is preparing to repeal an Obama-era rule effectively outlawing a wide swath of popular light bulbs, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The Department of Energy is ready to scrap a rule broadening the number of lightbulbs that must meet strict energy efficiency standards set to take effect in 2020, according to a document the agency published on its website. The document was later removed from the site, WaPo noted. Former President Barack Obama's DOE expanded the class of bulbs covered by a 2007 lightbulb ban to include bug lights, three-way bulbs, "rough service lamps," and some decorative bulbs, such as globe-shaped bulbs. Obama's decision came in January 2017 and roped in bulbs that had previously been exempt from the ban.

08:33

Where are American crows in winter? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This June 2018 video is called 5 Reasons To Like Crows (American Crow).

From the American Ornithological Society Publications Office in the USA:

Where do crows go in winter?

August 8, 2018

Partial migration where some individuals within a population migrate and some dont is common among birds and is speculated to be a step on the evolutionary path to complete, long-distance migration, but scientists know very little about how it actually works. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances tracks where American Crows go during the winter and shows that while individuals are consistent in whether they migrate or stay put, partial migration might give them enough flexibility to adapt to changing environmental conditions.

Hamilton Colleges Andrea Townsend and her colleagues captured crows in large winter flocks in Utica, New York, and Davis, California, fitting them with satellite transmitters to track their movements and collecting blood and feather samples. Their data show that 73% of western crows and 86% of eastern crows migrated at least some distance to breed, with an average journey of around 500 kilometers. Birds returned faithfully to the same breeding territory each year, and whether or not individuals migrated was consistent from one year to the next they didnt switch strategies depending on environmental conditions. However, they were flexible in where they spent the winter.

This information can serve as an important baseline for tracking how crows migratory behavior is affected by factors including climate change and urbanization. Urban heat islands, as well as general warming trends, could lead more birds to shorten their migration and spend the winter closer to their breeding territory. If you live in a place, usually a city, with a huge winter flock of crows, you are seeing migratory birds that came south for the winter as well as your local, year-round crows, says Townsend. Personally, I find the sight of an 8000-crow roost exhilarating, but if they or their feces are driving you crazy, you can at least take comfort in knowing that most of them will disappear in early March.

It is surprising how much remains unknown about the seasonal movements of most partial migrant species, and this is especially true for variability among popula...

08:25

Farrakhan's hate speech not enough to ban him from facebook Signs of the Times

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's official Facebook page is rife with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and other hateful speech, which have not been censored by Facebook content monitors, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of the page reveals. Videos posted to Farrakhan's Facebook page show the Nation of Islam leader claiming that Jews are secretly controlling government agencies to suppress black Americans and blaming Jews for "weaponizing" marijuana with "chemicals" to "feminize" black men. Neither of those videos violate Facebook's rules prohibiting hate speech, a Facebook spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News Foundation in a phone interview Tuesday.

08:22

Cartoon of Turkeys Erdogan, help free speech Dear Kitty. Some blog

The offending Erdogan cartoon

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Campaign to share satirical cartoon lampooning Erdogan launched

FREE speech campaigners called for people to share the World of Tayyips cartoon on social media today in solidarity with those charged with insulting Turkeys president.

The Initiative for Freedom of Expression (Ifax) warned against the criminalisation of social criticism and launched its campaign to tell Turkey that satire is not a crime.

Members called on all those who believe in freedom of expression to share the cartoon, which depicts Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a series of animals, in solidarity with those facing trial.

Four students from the Middle East Technical University were detained in July for carrying a banner displaying a caricature which first appeared in the Turkish satirical magazine Penguen at their graduation ceremony.

And the opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has also been prosecuted after the party shared World of Tayyips on its official Twitter account.

Mr Erdogan also filed criminal complaints against 72 CHP MPs who shared the cartoon.

An Ifex statement said: Satirical cartoons of political leaders are widely understood as a crucial form of social commentary around the world. In Turkey, however, theyre yet another way the government criminalises social criticism.

The group condemned the punitive investigations that have been launched against the students, MPs and the leader of the governments main opposition party.

Mr Erdogan has moved to crush all criticism of his authoritarian rule in Turkey. More than 800 people have been...

08:14

First Monsanto-Roundup Cancer Trial Goes To Jury In San Francisco The Daily Sheeple

In a historic first, a California Jury is now deliberating whether Monsantos Roundup weed killer gave a school groundskeeper terminal cancer, after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.

Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of more than 5,000 plaintiffs across the United States who claim Monsantos glyphosate-containing herbicides, including the widely-used Roundup, cause cancer. His case, the first to go to trial, began in San Franciscos Superior Court of California four weeks ago. Reuters

On Tuesday, Johnsons attorney Brent Wisner urged jurors to hold Monsanto liable and slap them with a verdict that would actually change the world after arguing that Monsanto knew about glyphosates risks of cancer, but decided to ignore and bury the information.

Monsanto is a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion takeover by the German multinational conglomerate. Monsantos attorneys deny the allegations and refuted expert testimony relied on by Johnson and others as unreliable, claiming it does not satisfy any scientific or legal requirements.

The message of 40 years of scientific studies is clear: this cancer is not caused by glyphosate, said George Lombardi, attorney for Monsanto.

In September, 2017 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that glyphosates were not likely carcinogenic to humans, based on a decades-long assessment. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO)s cancer arm issued an opposite statement warning that glyphosate was probably carcinogenic to humans.

If Monsanto is found liable, the jury can tack on punitive damages on top of more than $39 million in compensatory damages demanded by Johnson.

Johnsons case, filed in 2016, was fast-tracked for trial due to the severe state of his non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system that he alleges was caused by Roundup and Ranger Pro, another Monsanto glyphosate herbicide. Johnsons doctors said he is unlikely to live past 2020.

A former pest control manager for a California county school system, Johnson, 46, applied the weed killer up to 30 times per year. ...

08:07

SOTT FOCUS: RT receives sixth International Emmy Awards nomination for reports on humanitarian crisis in war-ravaged Mosul Signs of the Times

RT's special reports about the humanitarian crisis in the Iraqi city of Mosul has netted the network its sixth International Emmy Awards nomination, earning recognition for a story that went largely ignored in western media. The finalists for the Emmy in the News category, announced on Monday, included RT's #MosulSOS, a series of reports and a social media campaign aimed at highlighting the plight of civilians fleeing the Iraqi city as US-backed forces laid siege to the former Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) stronghold. In order to raise awareness about the humanitarian disaster occurring, RT launched the campaign #MosulSOS on social media in March 2017. RT's Murad Gazdiev reported on the ground from Mosul, where he spoke with locals whose tragic stories about the destruction of their city never seemed to make western headlines. Those who managed to flee the carnage provided Murad with stories that often contradicted the US-led coalition's narrative of a precise, targeted bombing campaign.

07:58

Illegal alien who was released from sanctuary city arrested after raping small child Signs of the Times

The Department of Justice is prosecuting a previously deported illegal alien from Honduras for illegal re-entry while he is in prison for raping a small child after release by the city of Philadelphia. Illegal alien Juan Ramon Vasquez was previously deported in May 2009 and resurfaced on the radar of U.S. authorities in May 2014 after an arrest in Philadelphia. ICE agents were unable to detain Vasquez and re-deport him, however, because he was released by the city, which has a sanctuary policy for illegal aliens.

07:44

Rothschild Connected Billionaire Arrested For Role In NXIVM Child Trafficking Sex Slave Ring TruthTheory

The Rothschild-connected billionaire heiress to the Seagrams dynasty has been arrested for her role in the child sex trafficking cult NXIVM

 

Billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman was indicted on racketeering charges in federal court on Tuesday connected to her involvement as Operations Director for the NXIVM sex cult.

Bronfman is the heir to the multi-billion dollar liquor fortune of Edgar Bronfman Sr, the billionaire philanthropist who was formerly head of Seagram.

Additionally, Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren and NXIVM bookkeeper Kathy Russell were also accused of a racketeering conspiracy in the new superseding indictment in the case.

As alleged in the superseding indictment, for over a decade, Keith Raniere was the leader of a racketeering conspiracy in which he and members of his inner circle committed a  broad range of serious crimes from identity theft and obstruction of justice to sex trafficking, all to promote and protect Raniere and NXIVM, said US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard Donoghue in a statement

FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney also gave a statement on Tuesday.

As alleged, this long-running conspiracy crossed multiple avenues of criminal activity, which included, among other things, electronic monitoring; identity theft; extortion; victim smuggling; and illegal trafficking of a victim after a period of unlawful confinement, said Sweeney.

After her court appearance on Tuesday, Bronfman walked free after agreeing to wear an ankle monitor and posting $100 million in bail. Bronfman is not accused of sex trafficking.

While shes not accused of sex trafficking like the groups leaders Keith Raniere and Allison Mack, Frank Parlato, a former NXIVM publicist-turned-whistleblower...

07:41

US trade war with Beijing stimulates economic benefits between Russia and China Signs of the Times

Trade between Moscow and Beijing has grown each month in 2018. The trend has continued amid growing trade tensions between China and the United States. Through July, Russia and China traded goods worth $58.35 billion, which is more than a 25-percent increase in annual terms, according to Chinese customs data. The volume of exports from China to Russia for this period increased by 16.6 percent to $26.9 billion. China bought $31.45 billion worth of Russian goods, representing growth of 34.9 percent. The countries expect that trade will exceed the $100-billion mark this year. In 2017, bilateral trade amounted to $84.1 billion, up by 19 percent from the year before. Russia and China have set a goal to increase bilateral trade to $200 billion annually.

07:32

Invasive Asian oysters help threatened Dutch oysters Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2011 video is about Patella sp. and Ostrea edulis oyster, along the coast of Brittany in France.

From Marine Biology Research, 25 June 2018:

Return of the native facilitated by the invasive? Population composition, substrate preferences and epibenthic species richness of a recently discovered shellfish reef with native European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) in the North Sea

ABSTRACT

After being ecologically extinct for almost a century, the discovery of a shellfish reef with native European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) in the Dutch coastal area of the North Sea by the authors of this study called for an extensive survey to better understand some of the key requirements for the return of the native oyster in coastal waters. We assessed habitat conditions, its potential for increasing biodiversity, and the role of substrate provision by other bivalves such as the invasive alien Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas). Using underwater visual census, O. edulis size-frequency distributions and attachment substrate was investigated, as well as the composition of the epibenthic community and substrata types inside quadrats that were distributed across the reef. This reef was found to be composed of native European flat oysters, invasive alien Pacific oysters and blue mussels (Mytilus edulis), alternated with sandy patches.

The O. edulis population (6.8 0.6 oysters m2) consisted of individuals of different size classes. In quadrats with native and non-native oysters the number of epibenthic species was 60% higher compared to adjacent sand patches within the reef.

Notably, our results showed that the native oyster predominantly used shell (fragments) of the invasive Pacific oyster as settlement substrate (81% of individuals). Our results optimistically show that conditions for native oyster restoration can be suitable at a local scale in the coastal North Sea area and suggest that the return of native oysters may be facilitated by novel substrate provided by invasive oysters at sites where their distribution overlap.

07:32

In One Year, MSNBC Covered Stormy Daniels 455 Times, War in Yemen 0 TruthTheory

by  via Anti Media

Why is the No. 1 outlet of alleged anti-Trump #resistance completely ignoring his most devastating war?

(FAIR) As FAIR has noted before (1/8/18, 3/20/18), to MSNBC, the carnage and destruction the US and its Gulf Monarchy allies are leveling against the poorest country in the Arab world is simply a non-issue.

On July 2, a year had passed since the cable networks last segment mentioning US participation in the war on Yemen, which has killed in excess of 15,000 people and resulted in over a million cases of cholera. The US is backing a Saudi-led bombing campaign with intelligence, refueling, political cover, military hardware and, as of March, ground troops. None of this matters at all to what Adweek (4/3/18) calls the network of the Resistance, which has since its last mention of the USs role in the destruction of Yemen found time to run over a dozen segments highlighting war crimes committed by the S...

07:17

16 Manipulative Compliance Tactics Society Uses To Influence, Alter and Control Your Behavior TruthTheory

by  via Loner Wolf

Are you a puppet?

Think about that question for a moment.  Look at everything you have bought in the last week, consider all the decisions you have made, places you have gone, agreements you have made, favors you have given and then answer the question.

The truth is, if you have a combination of X and/or Y chromosomes and identify as a human being you probably are a puppet of life, and like a marionette you are often pulled here and pulled there, without even knowing it.  What you buy, decide to invest in, commit to and relinquish in life is greatly influenced by the following 16 compliance tactics first discovered by American sociologists Gerald Marwel and David Schmitt.

16 Highly Effective and Persuasive Compliance Tactics

So, what is a compliance tactic, and why is it so important to learn about?  Well in essence, a compliance tactic is basically a way of intentionally trying to alter your behavior, or in other words, its a way of controlling your decisions.  Compliance tactics are more forceful than simple persuasive techniques in that they actually target the behavior of a person, rather than their mental processes.

Sound a tad manipulative?  You bet.  And it happens to you almost daily without you ever knowing it.  Friends, family, work colleagues, strangers, magazines, internet and TV advertisements almost everyone and...

07:12

Recent Study Claims A Lack of Sex Can Lead to a Depressed Vagina Awareness Act

Its a reality you never thought that you would have to consider, but could your vagina actually be depressed? Scientists say that this may be a very real concern!

Ladies, if youve been feeling a little neglected as of late, especially in the area of your sex life, you need to pay attention! Recent data shows that not only does a lack of sex have a mental impact on our lives, negatively impacting our self-worth and confidence, increasing our stress levels and possibly even leading to depression, but it may actually have an impact on the overall physical health of your vagina. I dont know about you, but thats one area of my health I dont want to be gambling with!

While many associate our current generation with a lack of responsibility, random hookups and a desire to do nothing but have fun, this has created a misconception regarding the amount of sex that Americans are having today. In fact, studies show that millennials are actually having less sex than the generations that came before them, with those born in the 1990s more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive throughout their early 20s than the Gen Xers that came before them. Many will argue that this is a positive shift, as it helps to reduce the spread of STDs and reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies, researchers are now warning there may be another important aspect for consideration.

The condition is called vulvodynia, which is associated with feelings of burning, stinging, throbbing, soreness, itching or painful intercourse. These symptoms are so similar to that of many sexually transmitted infections and diseases that it is often misdiagnosed. In fact, its misdiagnosed so often that its impossible to accurately estimate the number of women currently living with the condition. Experts say that in the United States there may be anywhere from 200,000 to 6 million women affected, but with only 60% estimated to receive a proper diagnosis, there is really no way to know.

Currently, there is no known cure for the condition, but those who take a low-dose antidepressant report relief, which is why it is often referred to as depression of the vagina. Its not clear why antidepressants work for some women with this condition, but they do, explained Sherry Ross, M. D., ob-gyn and womens health expert from Santa Monica, California.

The key to optimal vaginal health, according to the experts? Regular s...

07:08

New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse August 2018: Prepare to Restore Balance And Move Forward In Life Awareness Act

For those who might not be aware, there is going to be a partial solar eclipse as well as a new moon on August 11th. The Eclipse will bring forth lots of energies but also enhance the effects we will be gaining from this new moon itself.

The solar eclipse shows us that while we should be demanding things we should also be taking the time to sit back and relax. Nothing will be sugar coated and a lot of hard things to handle will come from this. This will be the end of one cycle and beginning of another, more interesting one.

Solar eclipses bring shocking revelations forth that can sometimes shock us to our cores. You will be feeling much more full of passion and ready to focus on whatever it is you have been needing to do in your life. Any problems that come up will be broken down quickly as you will finally be taking care of the things you need to take care of.

This eclipse/new moon is going to really be bringing forth the sense of balance that you have been needing for quite some time now. You will be embracing your more nurturing side, working hard, and really breaking through to a whole new world you never imagined could exist in the first place. This eclipse in itself can feel like a double-edged sword but if you use the energies before you properly you will reap the positive benefits, big time.

Focus your thoughts on something important to you and really put yourself out there. While some of the people around you might want you to bring you down, if you persevere you will succeed. There is a lot in store for you.

 

07:03

Head of fringe Liberal Democratic Party of Russia says divorcing spouses' property should be nationalized Signs of the Times

The head of the populist-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) has proposed solving divorcing couple's disputes over property by nationalizing assets which spouses cannot distribute amicably between themselves. "We have conceived a legislative initiative and currently it is being studied by our lawyers. In order to exclude any possibility of profiteering from marital property division we should introduce the following rule: all assets that are being disputed by divorcing spouses should be made state property," Vladimir Zhirinovsky wrote in his Telegram Messenger blog on Wednesday.

06:59

This Weeks Horoscope Is Going to Be Extremely Dramatic, But Its All About Growth So Chill Out Awareness Act

This summer has been an intense one from an astrological perspective. From the incredibly high number of planets moving into retrograde to the longest lunar eclipse of the century, weve gone through a time of chaos, and its not done with us yet!

Its August, and this summer has been nothing short of crazy! Weve seen our relationships tested, along with our patience, as the Universe seems to be playing one trick on us after another. While I would love to be the one to tell you that its all coming to an end, were not quite there yet There is still a lot of astrological energy at play, impacting every area of our lives.

First, and arguably one of the biggest impacts that most of us will experience, is Mercury retrograde. This one little planet packs a powerful punch, messing around with our ability to communicate and express ourselves, causing our electronics to function and throwing the world into a state of complete disorganization. Practice your deep breathing exercises, as youre going to need them! This is further complicated by the intense energy of Mars Retrograde, Saturn Retrograde, Uranus Retrograde, Neptune Retrograde and Pluto Retrograde thats right, 6 planets all in retrograde motion this week alone! Then, to top it all off, we will experience the final eclipse of the year, a partial solar eclipse on August 11th.

If you were looking for an easy week, youre going to have to wait a little longer. This is going to be a time of confusion, self-reflection, personal growth, impulsive behavior and intense emotions. There is no avoiding the week ahead, but I can give you a little heads up about whats in store

Heres what you have to look forward to this week, according to your zodiac sign:

Aries (Mar 21 to Apr 19)

As someone is always plugging forward and achieving great success, this is going to be an incredibly challenging time for you. You suddenly feel like youve lost your mojo, leaving you questioning whether you are really headed in the right direction or capable of achieving your latest goals. Try not to let this time bring you down, you are capable of far more than you give yourself credit for! Tap into the creativity that will come with the partial solar eclipse to find the motivation an...

06:55

Like it's worked up to now? US to impose new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning Signs of the Times

The US is imposing new sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK. The measures are scheduled to go into effect on or around August 22, according to the State Department. "The United States...determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act) that the government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law, or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Wednesday.

06:52

China & Russia Pledge To Defend Trade Ties With Iran Despite US Sanctions Your News Wire

China and Russia have condemned the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries trading with Iran Both countries have pledged to maintain trade ties with Tehran after President Donald Trump warned countries against doing business with [...]

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06:48

Julian Assange Asked To Testify In Front Of Senate Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been asked to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia...

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Press Release | Amicus Brief Urges Fundamental Rights for the Anchicay and All Colombian Rivers RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE8 August 2018 New York, NY: Today, a coalition of organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Constitutional Court of Colombia calling for recognition of the rights of the Anchicay River, which flows through the vastly biodiverse Colombian Pacific region. The brief also asks the Court to recognize the rights of every other river in Colombia.Governments must recognize the inalienable rights of all rivers, with Colombia leading [...]

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Four Years After Ferguson, White Prosecutor Is Ousted by Black Official Truthdig RSS

FERGUSON, Mo. Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a Ferguson black city councilman scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of the case.

Wesley Bells stunning defeat of seven-term St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch in Tuesdays Democratic contest all but assures Bell of victory in November. The Republicans have not put up a candidate.

People did not think it could be done, the 43-year-old Bell said in an interview Wednesday. The message we would tell people is, You dont have to believe it, yet, just support it.'

Bell said what resonated with voters was his platform of reforms such as holding police more accountable, revising the cash bail system and ending prosecution of low-level drug crimes.

The easy narrative is to say its just about Ferguson, he said.

Still, the change began four years ago.

On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot to death by white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson after a street encounter escalated into a fight. Wilson said he fired in self-defense, while some witnesses claimed Brown had his hands up. The killing led to months of often violent protests.

A St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Wilson. Many protesters and others accused McCulloch of steering the panel to its decision. McCulloch, 67, declined an interview request Wednesday but has emphatically denied any effort to sway the grand jury.

The uprising in Ferguson fired the political ambitions of some of the black activists. Bruce Franks Jr., who led several protests in Ferguson, defeated a longtime incumbent to win election to the Missouri House in 2016. Another protest leader, Cori Bush, lost Tuesday in her bid to unseat nine-term U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, but received 37 percent of the vote.

Bell got 57 percent to McCullochs 43 percent in St. Louis County, which borders the city of St. Louis and is the biggest county in Missouri, with a population of about 1 million.

I think the Ferguson events certainly had something to do with this, University of Missouri-St. Louis political scientist David Kimball said. Certainly that case got a lot of attention and generated a lot of criticism of McCulloch, so Ive got to believe that was a factor.

Rashad Robinson, a spokesman for Color of Change PAC, one of the civil rights groups that backed Bell, called his victory a powerful rejection of Bob McCulloch and his decision not to pursue justice in the communities he was elected to serve. Color of Change sent text messages to more than 95,000 voters and put up a billboard on Bells behalf.

Bell is a lawyer who has worked as a municipal prosecutor and judge for sm...

06:34

Russian Health Ministry report: Chechnya region top in stats on children's health Signs of the Times

Kadyrov attributes success to sports and temperance The head of the Chechen Republic has announced plans to make sport a way of life in the region, saying that children should be encouraged to exercise by example rather than formal demands. In a recent interview with RIA Novosti, Kadyrov said that the very first steps taken by Chechen authorities after the end of the war with terrorists had been aimed at improving the health of the Chechen people, and its children in particular. The campaign has already started to have a positive effect. According to statistics from the Russian Health Ministry, the republic was the country's best region in terms of children's health last year.

06:34

The Clampdown The Event Chronicle

By Alexandra Bruce

In February 2018, CNN (CIA) began to lean heavily on YouTube to make them terminate Alex Jones YouTube channels but instead, several medium-sized alt news channels took the hit, including the utterly innocent Bombards Body Language with 265k subscribers and the Richie Allen Show with 76k subscribers. The latter was eventually restored, after vigorous lobbying, while others, like the SGTReport (351k subscribers) and Crowdsource the Truth (65k subscribers) have since experienced their own dramatic take-downs and restorations.

You can call Alex Jones controlled opposition all you want but you cant deny that the other shoe has now dropped, with his stunning mass de-platforming on Monday by YouTube, Facebook, iTunes, Spotify, LinkedIn, Pinterest, MailChimp, etc. in the latest installment of this ongoing behaviorist study of public reaction to the demonetization of free speech.

Ive been chronicling the saga since it happened to me in December 2014, when Google AdSense demonetized the ads on my website from one day to the next, with no warning or recourse and I went from having a comfortable 6-figure job to scrounging to eat and pay my rent. When I tried to tell people about this, they thought I was crazy. A year later, it started happening to lots of others. And now, its happened in a very public way to Alex Jones.

My first shocking episode was way back in August 2011, when my mass emailing company at the time, AWeber deleted my account without warning and no opportunity of backing up my data. They told me that complaints over a post about SmartMeters caused one of the 3 biggest Internet Service Providers to threaten them with blocking all of AWebers other clients traffic, unless my account wasnt immediately deleted.

American Intelligence Media (60k+ subscribers) recently explained how all of the above has been part of a controlled demolition of free speech and that we are in a race against the Globalist technocracy, who are clamoring to implement a 5G Global Information Grid, which will coincide with a system of social credit, now being beta-tested in...

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Belarus police raid independent media offices, detain journalists RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Kiev, August 8, 2018--Belarusian authorities should immediately release detained journalists and stop harassing independent media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the Minsk offices of at least three independent Belarusian news outlets and detained at least 17 journalists yesterday and today, accusing them of unlawfully...

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EU's subordinance to US dollar hegemony makes it too weak to truly oppose sanctions against Iran Signs of the Times

The sight of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stumbling at the NATO summit in Brussels last month, when he had to be held up by others, is a powerful symbol of the EU's status on the world stage. Donald Trump's decision to activate sanctions against European companies that trade with Iran, and the EU's response to it, demonstrate that the 28-nation bloc is little but a bumbling old fool in international politics. There is no doubt that EU leaders are furious with Trump for ripping up their beloved Iran deal. Their fury is only aggravated by their inner knowledge that there is nothing they can do about it. French leaders like Emmanuel Macron and his finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, may bewail the fact that Europe is not "sovereign," using the EU's impotence in the face of US unilateralism as an argument for more European integration. However, this is the very policy that they have been pursuing for a quarter of a century, and which has brought them to the impasse in which they now find themselves.

06:14

Market Talk- August 8, 2018 Armstrong Economics

The news mid afternoon that President Trumps trade restrictions could be increased and a retaliatory Chinese tariff increase all coupled with latest China/US trade numbers turned most core indices. Following yesterdays strong Shanghai performance we saw some retracement of Tuesdays gains with the index closing down 1.25%. Although the Hang Seng index was also hit upon the figures release, it did manage to re-climb into the close ending the day higher at +0.4%. Energy, banking and real estate led the bounce, but thats probably the benefit of having a separate currency. The Nikkei ended the day almost unchanged, as it too was hit mid-afternoon which also saw a resurgence in the Yen. Encouraging signs in Australia as commodities found support and so A$ and ASX found renewed buyers. The SENSEX and INR had an extremely dull day even as the index managed a +0.6% return whilst currency played in a quiet tight range.

Europe just seems to be meandering in the middle as trade talks are hurdled from side to side. One of the key headlines making news in Europe is the UKs possible No Deal BREXIT. Sterling is starting to price this event, as today we saw another -0.6% decline taking it to the lowest level in almost a year (1.2855). The decline in cable was good news for the stock market and we saw a +0.7% rally in todays FTSE. Most core and non-core markets closed almost unchanged, but we did start to see a further re-pricing in the bond market, especially as many players are away on vacation.

US were expecting a slightly weaker opening following the lead made by futures, but this was to be only temporary. One of the most impressive performances today was led by the Russell 2k, which reversed early steep losses to end the day just off of its all-time highs. That is what is impressive of both the DOW and the S+P as both are within inches of their own historic records. Still we are seeing record revenue and expectations that are beaten almost daily. Cash looks to have finally decided it can no longer sit on the side-lines and is starting to find its way back in. The USD remains the key as DXY improves yet again. Energy is losing much of the fear factor bid, as crude lost over 3% as demand and supply appear at odds.

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06:12

Julian Assange To Tell Congress Who Really Leaked DNC Emails Your News Wire

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has called on Julian Assange to testify about who really leaked the DNC emails prior to the 2016 election.  Assange is the only man who knows who really supplied the [...]

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06:06

Foreign interests have spent over $530 million influencing US policy, public opinion since 2017 OpenSecrets News

Foreign interests
Foreign lobbyists and agents acting on behalf of foreign interests have reported hundreds of millions of dollars in payments since January 2017, an analysis of OpenSecrets exclusive new 
Foreign Lobby Watch data reveals.

Today were making available, for the first time, a searchable database of foreign interests spending on lobbying and influence in the United States.

Foreign lobbyists and other operatives acting on behalf of foreign interests wield a significant amount of power, impacting economic and diplomatic policies as well as public opinion.  

The law that governs most foreign influence disclosure requirements, the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), requires any foreign agent or lobbyist representing a foreign principal to register with the U.S. Department of Justice and file detailed public disclosures.

These reports may include details that are not found in the more familiar lobbying reports submitted to Congress under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, including names of U.S. officials with whom the lobbyist had contact and copies of materials disseminated, such as ads, press releases, or flyers.

While FARA reports are publicly available through the Justice Department, following the money can be difficult, requiring laborious research and records sleuthing. With Foreign Lobby Watch, anyone can quickly learn what foreign interests are spending on lobbying or to influence policy in the United States and how much they are spending.

Since the Center for Responsive Politics inherited this project from the Sunlight Foundation, weve added a number of features to make the records easier to access. In addition to a full-text search feature, Foreign Lobby Watch data is now searchable by lobbyist or political operative name, registrant, country, and foreign principal. For example, you can find every mention of tariff in all of the FARA filings or choose to filter result by firm, lobbyist, country, date, or any combination of the filters.

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06:01

FBI: Mueller Is Wrong; DNC Hack Was An Inside Job Your News Wire

A number FBI agents have refuted Robert Muellers claim that the DNC server was hacked, claiming the breach was an inside job.  According to researcher Thomas Paine, a number of government spooks, hackers and contractors [...]

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Fire Tornados are a Thing, and They're Getting Bigger RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Welcome to the age of fire tornados, the kind of scary scenarios scientists told us to expect as a result of climate change.

05:58

Unfriended! Democrat Drives to Mans House and Shoots Him After Heated Political Disagreement on Facebook The Daily Sheeple

A Facebook dispute boiled over into real life on Monday when a Democrat drove over to another mans home and shot him.

Brian Sebring, 44, of Tampa, Florida, was arrested for shooting Alex Stephens, 46, also of Tampa, in the thigh and buttocks after their online disagreement.

Police say the row began when the two men disagreed over politics on Facebook, and Stephens reportedly began sending Sebring explicit messages and threats.

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05:53

DHS: We Are Separating Rapists From Their Victims At The Border Your News Wire

The Department of Homeland Security say most of their work involves separating rapists from their victims at the U.S. border not legitimate families. According to an official statement issued Tuesday, an illegal alien was [...]

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05:49

Wikileaks: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls for Julian Assange to testify Signs of the Times

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has requested that persecuted WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange testify before committee staff. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a letter delivered to Assange at his residence in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, committee chairman Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) requested that Assange make himself available for a closed interview "at a mutually agreeable time and location." WikiLeaks' legal team said that they "are considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard."

05:48

Trump and Palestine: The shock of the century Signs of the Times

The "deal of the century" that President Trump has promised will resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict may be easily dismissed in terms of its substance, considering the extremist views of its authors, but it will have to be dealt with eventually - one way or another. For the past 18 months, the president's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, along with his cohorts, Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Middle East Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt, have been preparing the grounds for a great bargain between Israel and "moderate" Arab regimes, notably Egypt and Saudi Arabia - one that would end the Palestinian problem, allow for normalisation of relations, and pave the way for a new strategic alignment against a surging Iran. Judging by their smirks and statements, Kushner and Company have succeeded in tightening the noose around Palestine in complicity with Egyptian and Saudi leaders and are now waiting for the right time to unleash a diplomatic blitzkrieg. But how could such a trio of staunch supporters of Israeli settlement expansion come up with a deal that merits the moniker "deal of the century?" One that is comprehensive and acceptable to both Israel and the Arabs, who insist on a two states solution that includes East Jerusalem? The answer lies in the timing, packaging and delivery.

05:47

Manafort Trial: Defense lawyers attack credibility of star witness Signs of the Times

The defense lawyer for President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort in a searing cross-examination has sought to undermine the credibility of the U.S. government's star witness by accusing Rick Gates of stealing millions not only from Manafort but also possibly from Trump's inauguration committee. Kevin Downing's cross-examination of Gates came on August 7, the second day of Gates' testimony in Manafort's bank fraud and tax evasion trial, which is playing out in a U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington. Gates has testified that while working as Manafort's longtime deputy, he and Manafort committed various financial crimes, mostly stemming from the lucrative work Manafort did between 2010 and 2014 for Ukrainian politicians, including then-President Viktor Yanukovych. Gates was charged along with Manafort in late 2017, the first charges to come out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the interactions between Trump associates and Russian officials and agents. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy charges and has been cooperating with prosecutors in hopes of getting a reduced prison sentence.

05:47

Voter Fraud: 670 Ballots Cast In Precinct With Only 276 Voters Your News Wire

Six hundred and seventy ballots were cast in a Georgia precinct that had only 276 registered voters, the Georgia Secretary of States office has confirmed. In what is looking increasingly like widespread voter fraud, a northeastern [...]

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05:46

Israeli Arabs appeal to Supreme Court: Repeal Nation-State law Signs of the Times

A group of prominent Israeli Arabs, including members of the Israeli parliament - Knesset - has submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court protesting against the recently adopted "Jewish nation-state" law, which they claim to be violating human rights, the Times of Israel newspaper reported on Tuesday. "[The law is] racist, massively harmful to fundamental human rights and contravenes international human rights norms, especially those forbidding laws that constitute a racist constitution... Any law that denies Palestinians their civil and national rights is racist, colonialist and illegitimate," the petition said, as quoted by the outlet. The newspaper added that the nation-state law had been adopted as basic law, meaning that it would be harder to repeal it, compared to an ordinary law. The outlet added that three petitions had already been filed to the Supreme Court demanding to repeal the law as unconstitutional. The law has been widely criticized at the international level as well, with the Russian Foreign Ministry saying that it was hampering international efforts aimed at resolving the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling Israel the "most fascist and racist state" in the world.

05:46

7 Ways to Make the Most of the Mercury Retrograde Awareness Act

Mercury retrograde is known as a time of chaos and confusion, full of miscommunication, malfunctioning electronics, and unexpected challenges. While you certainly could hide away from the world until its over, we recommend instead doing a few things to minimize its impact on your life.

Known as the Planet of Communication, Mercury rules over everything from our logic and reasoning, intellect, awareness and communication skills. When this planet goes retrograde that influence is twisted, creating a time of turmoil for many of us. Faced with communication and technology breakdowns at every turn, it will try the patience of even the most calm and collected individual. While there are many articles out there that will stress what you shouldnt do during this time, leaving many wondering whether your best option really is to lock yourself away until it passes, we dont believe that you have to go to that extreme. Instead, there are steps that we can take to set ourselves up for success, minimizing the impact of this energy on our lies.

Make the most of this summers Mercury Retrograde by doing these 7 things:

#1 Discover Your Passions

In order to get through Mercury Retrograde, you are going to have to spend a lot of time reflecting on your thoughts and emotions, figuring out how to communicate them to those around you. If youre already doing this level of self-reflection, why not take it a step further? Take a moment to consider what brings joy and happiness to your life, and how you can introduce this into your world more. Do these passions line up with a new hobby? Maybe its time to branch out. This isnt to say you should do something drastic, dont go quitting your job tomorrow without first considering all the possible ramifications of that move, but there are small steps you can take to bring more joy into your life.

#2 Celebrate Your Relationships

During this time, you may feel a little extra pressure and stress in your relationships. Miscommunication can lead to disagreements, hurt feelings or disappointment. Rather than allowing this to have a negative lasting effect on your relationship, counter these struggles with some positivity. Take some time to focus on your relationships, including romantic relationships, close friends, and family. Spend time together, show your appreciation and enjoy one anothers company. Its a lot easier to laugh off a miscommunication if youre in a good place, to begin with.

#3 Focus on Journaling

Mercury Retrograde is notorious for the fact that it leaves us feeling confused and unable to express ourselves. One of the reasons that we struggle so often is that we simply dont underst...

05:46

CNN reporter jokes, but reveals an obvious truth: The US MSM is a pawn of the intelligence community Signs of the Times

As CNN reporter, Gary Tuchman, mocked supporters of Donald Trump who displayed signs supporting the internet "Q-Anon" movement, he blatantly misrepresented a well-established fact. Tuchman taunted one Trump supporter who said mainstream media was 'weaponized by the CIA' saying: "I don't know anyone in the CIA except for a few people I've interviewed over the years? But weaponized by the CIA? What does that even mean?... Do you think I'm weaponized by the CIA?" The truth is that mainstream media does indeed have a relationship with intelligence agencies, and the US government works very hard to control and cooperate with the mainstream media to achieve its goals. The CNN anchor who introduced Tuchman's package was none other than Anderson Cooper. Anderson Cooper's work with the CIA is public knowledge. The Washington Post quotes him saying that "It was less James Bond than I expected... I actually made a fake press pass, and I borrowed a camera and I decided to start going to wars by myself." It's hard not to believe that Tuchman was being intentionally disingenuous, laughing off the idea of the CIA working with the media, when the very anchor introducing his package had openly worked for the agency.

05:45

Turn Them Off! #QAnon and the collapse of #FakeNews media The Event Chronicle

The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.

Claude Lvi-Strauss

By Martin Geddes

We are at war. Until now it has been a shadow conflict, conducted largely out of sight of the public. In the last few weeks it has begun to unmistakably break through into the open. There is nothing else in the tech-telecom world that comes close to it in importance, which is why I write about it in preference to everything else. To pretend otherwise would be a dishonourable act of omission.

This war is for the most important territory on the planet: your mind and spirit. It is a real war, being conducted by the formal military against a highly organised opponent. The enemy is not a foreign country, but instead comprises traitors and criminals in our midst. Whilst it has a traditional kinetic componentbombs, lasers and dronesits defining weapons are memetic. Surveillance, counter-intelligence and propaganda are the new longbows, armour and missiles.

Longstanding readers will know that I am not stupid or silly. Being human, I have the occasional foolishness or misadventure, but my intellect and integrity are both fully intact. There is a good reason why I am forcefully presenting things that may make you feel uncomfortable: there is going to be no way of avoiding these matters in the very near future. Everyone is going to be confronted with diametrically opposing narratives, and will have to make a choice over which one to believe and act upon.

You are likely to have seen one of the many articles in the mainstream media in the past week on #QAnon. Each one of them warns you of how this is a dark, right-wing and dangerous movement. The loaded term conspiracy theory is used over and over, warning you of the shameful and fearful social consequences of being associated with this movement.

My position is well known: Q is instead a military operation by white hatsagainst the corrupt and criminal deep state, being led by the NSA and Marines. The mass media has been infiltrated and compromised for decades, being used as a tool of social c...

05:44

Facebook wants US banks to share customers' personal financial information Signs of the Times

Facebook has reportedly asked a number of US banks to share their customers' personal financial information, as the social media giant strives to recapture major losses in user engagement following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. After the hashtag #DeleteFacebook slowed down user engagement in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco earlier this year, the social media giant is now looking at ways to recoup its losses. These include offering a purchase option on Facebook Messenger, which is currently used by 1.3 billion monthly active users to communicate with friends. Trying to come up with clever ways to target their users with financial services, the California-based company asked JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and US Bancorp to share personal details of their customers in recent months, sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Monday.

05:44

Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis Crude Canadian Diplomacy? MintPress News

TORONTO In a near repeat of Saudi Arabias feud with Qatar last year, the diplomatic spat between the Saudis and the Canadian government seems to have spiralled out of control after it began last Friday. Apparently beginning as a result of the Canadian Foreign Ministrys decision to criticize via Twitter the Saudi governments arrest of the sister of detained Saudi activist Raif Badawi, the days since have seen the Saudis expel the Canadian ambassador, suspend flights to Canada, recall around 15,000 Saudi students studying abroad, and freeze new trade and investment in Canada, among other measures.

The most disturbing exchange between the two countries took place on Monday when a Saudi state-sponsored Twitter account tweeted a graphic appearing to show an Air Canada airliner heading toward the Toronto skyline in a way similar to the September 11th attacks, in a gesture that seemed to imply that the Saudis would target Canada for its interference in the kingdoms internal affairs.

Then, early Wednesday, Saudi resolve to punish Canada for its criticism of the kingdoms treatment of domestic dissenters and activists was again made clear after the Saudi central bank and state-managed pension funds ordered their foreign-based asset managers to liquidate their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings no matter the cost. Those funds were estimated by the Financial Times at around $100 billion.

That announcement was then followed by a statement from Saudi foreign minister Adel Al-Jubeir, who asserted that What Canada did was unacceptable [] There is no need for mediation, Canada knows what it needs to do, it must change its policies, ways with The Kingdom. He then ominously warned that the Saudis are still weighing other measures to take against Canada.

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05:41

Alyssa Milano Blames Russian Boogeymen For Democrat Loss In Ohio Your News Wire

Hollywood actress and Clinton supporter Alyssa Milano says she blames the Russians for Tuesdays election loss in Ohio.  You know what sucks? the 46-year-old actress tweeted. Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our [...]

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05:38

You Have An Entire Lifetime to Find Your Soulmate, So Stay Single As Long As You Can Awareness Act

For almost every one of us, our journey to find the one, begins during adolescence and continues into adulthood. While some of us meet them early on, others spend years in search of this perfect person, not realizing that there isnt a way to speed up this process and that it will happen when it is meant to happen.

Of course, it is a wonderful moment when we realize we have found them, but wasting our time searching for them can be tedious, to say the least, and heartbreaking at its worst moments.  Oftentimes, this vicious cycle will lead us into one toxic relationship after the other, which only leads to more pain. Dont be embarrassed or afraid to stay single, because growing into an independent person before meeting that special someone is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can go through.

Staying single is not as horrible as some people make it out to be. If you are surrounded with the right people, being single probably wont even bother you at all, to be honest. When youre Cousin, Aunt, Grandma, or whoever else asks why youre still single at holiday gatherings, if you must explain, tell them you are finding yourself.  Dont feel awkward telling them that youd rather be single than forcing yourself to be with someone you arent that into. Being single is better than faking a relationship that you arent really feeling.

It is better to stay single than be with someone that refuses to put forth the effort you put forth. It is better to just live your life than to wait around for someone to live it with. Why date someone that takes hours to reply to your messages or refuses to be there when youre upset? Why stick around when someone is always going out of his or her way to make you feel bad and bring you down? It just doesnt make any sense.

Love will come to you when you least expect it and you cant pull it out of thin are. You cant get into something and hope it turns into love later, because love isnt something that is forged from nothing. You have plenty of time in this life to do all that you could ever dream of and love will make its way into the picture someday. You dont have to let your world revolve around a relationship.

Dont get me wrong, Im not saying you shouldnt explore the dating world if you really want to. I am just saying you can choose to move forward in whatever way you see fit and just because youre not in a relationship doesnt make you any less of a person. You were not put on this planet to merely find someone to reproduce with and make babies, chase your dreams and make whatever you want to out of your life.

Be whoever you want to be no matter who that is. This world is too big and too full of so much to explore for you to stay in one place from the first day of your life to the last. You will find your forever person wh...

05:37

Federal Court Judge Orders U.S. Dept. of Justice To SAVE Comeys Emails Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich August 6, 2018, A judge has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to preserve any emails located on former FBI Director...

05:36

Switzerland Makes Homeopathy A Mandatory Health Service Your News Wire

Switzerland has given homeopathy and a wide range of other complimentary medicines its official stamp of approval.  In a landmark ruling, the Swiss government declared complimentary medicine including homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and herbal medicine [...]

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05:34

Liberals who called Trump mentally unfit now being treated for 'Trump Anxiety Disorder' Signs of the Times

In 2003, the late and celebrated writer Charles Krauthammer coined the term "Bush Derangement Syndrome," which he described as: "The acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency - nay - the very existence of George W. Bush." Prior to becoming one of the most respected political analysts of his time, Charles Krauthammer was Dr. Krauthammer, a psychiatrist, who treated people for various forms of mental illness. In this regard, he was a uniquely qualified observer of American politics. Krauthammer was not a Trump supporter, but the behavior of the left after the 2016 election gave him an obvious reason to offer his diagnosis of a new disorder called "Trump Derangement Syndrome." How else could you describe the mental state of people who organized groups to scream at the sky on the one year anniversary of Trump's 2016 victory?

05:33

"Don't Like?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the
 right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
- George Orwell

05:32

HSBC warns governments and corporations are not prepared for climate change Signs of the Times

One of the world's largest banks, HSBC, has highlighted research indicating that Earth is running out of resources to sustain life and that governments and corporations are failing to prepare for the effects of climate change. The world has spent its entire budget of natural resources for the year after crossing the threshold on August 1. The date, dubbed 'Earth Overshoot Day', marks the earliest point the planet hit its annual resource limit. HSBC highlighted the issue using research from the Global Footprint Network (GFN), an independent think tank that promotes conservation and sustainability. The bank blamed businesses and governments for not adequately preparing for climate change, and not using natural resources efficiently. The bank noted extreme weather events, such as rising temperatures across Europe and wildfires in California, Greece and Scandinavia in its remarks about the research. "As scientists work on attribution analysis for specific events - the general consensus is that climate change is making these events more likely to occur and more severe," HSBC said, according to Business Insider.

05:30

Whats Happening in Nicaragua? The Event Chronicle

On todays episode of Double Down, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert talk to Max Blumenthal of GrayZoneProject.com about his recent trip to Nicaragua.

By Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert

Was the recent unrest in Nicaragua a popular uprising or an attempted coup? Max Blumenthal of GrayZoneProject.com traveled there to find out. He found a situation quite different to what he had read or watched in the US corporate media and, indeed, eerily similar to what had happened in Venezuela when pro-government leftist protestors were burned to death by opposition activists. But with a growing economy, unlike Venezuela, and with very little narco violence, like neighboring Central American states, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what was the failed coup in Nicaragua really about? There is talk of a canal across Nicaragua that would favor China, could this be reason enough for outside intervention? This is just one of many possibilities says Blumenthal. Tune into Double Down to hear more.

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This article (Whats Happening in Nicaragua?) was originally published on Sputnik International and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

05:27

Obamas Ed Secretary: We Should Have Pushed Common Core Even Harder Your News Wire

President Obamas education secretary Arne Duncan says he regrets not pushing the failed Common Core curriculum more aggressively in schools across America.  In a memoir published Tuesday, Duncan expressed his deep regret at not re-engineering [...]

The post Obamas Ed Secretary: We Should Have Pushed Common Core Even Harder appeared first on Your News Wire.

05:26

"The Greatest Lie Ever Told" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Greatest Lie Ever Told:
 Apple, Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter Subvert
 the US Constitution, Free Speech, and American Liberty"
by Paul Craig Roberts

"The coordinated attack on widely watched Info Wars host Alex Jones by Apple, Facebook, Google/Youtube, and Spotify is all the proof that we need that the total failure to enforce Americas anti-trust laws has produced unaccountably powerful firms that are able to exercise far more censorship, not only in America but also abroad among Washingtons vassal states, than the Nazi Gestapo or Stalins NKVD were ever able to achieve.

Recently the progressive Rob Kall and I discussed on his show the implications of a trillion dollar company, which Apple now is. A day or two afterward, Rob Kall wrote an article on his website OpEdNews in which he made a case that a trillion dollar company had too much power for our continuation as a free people. I agree with him. Only 16 countries out of 195 countries in the world, a mere 0.08 percent, have a GDP equal to or larger than one trillion dollars.

Think about that. Apple is larger than the GNP of almost every country in the world. In other words, Apple has the power of a major government. Apple could be a member of the G-20. Apple could institute its own currency and be part of SDR drawing rights. Apple could participate as a backer of IMF and World Bank loans. Apple could have its own military and secret service.

No soon...

05:26

Cancer Study May Win Fallout Victims Compensation for First US Nuclear Test The Fifth Column

(Sputnik) Michael Levin, a spokesperson for the institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), told The Associated Press Tuesday that the study should be concluded by early next year.

The Trinity Test was the worlds first man-made nuclear explosion, detonated on July 16, 1945, in the Jornada del Muerto region of New Mexico. The test was to confirm that the design for a terrible new weapon, one that could destroy entire cities in a single explosion, could actually work. Trinitys success gave the US military the go-ahead to use the weapon in combat, which it did several weeks later when it destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6. A second weapon was used on August 9 against the Japanese port city of Nagasaki; together the two bombs killed an estimated 225,000 people.

The Trinity explosion created a blast equivalent to roughly 20,000 tons of TNT.

The mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. July 16, 1945

It was a dirty test to be sure, Greg Mello, executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group, told Sputnik Tuesday about the Trinity blast. Heavy fallout doses were incurred on isolated ranches and some on small towns as well.

The nuclear bomb that was tested drew its power from a process called nuclear fission, in which the atoms of unstable, radioactive elements are purposefully split by an explosion, which generates a chain-reaction that releases colossal amounts of energy. The most common fuels for such weapons are uranium and plutonium.

The resulting explosion irradiates land for miles around, making everything radioactive. As the radioactive dust gets thrown miles into the sky or blown around by the wind, it can travel thousands of miles from the explosions ground zero. That radiation can cause cancer, birth defects and a host of other health problems. In sufficient doses, radiation can be deadly.

As a consequence, nuclear tests are often performed underground or high in the air, where the risk of fallout is minimized. However, in the early days, nuclear bombs were detonated like normal bombs, only a couple of feet above the ground, sending huge amounts of radioactive dust into the sky.

The US ceased above-ground nuclear tests in 1963, following the international Partial Test Ban Treaty.

In late June, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez and Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, testified before Congress about the effects of the test on their communities.

Descendants of those affected, mostly Latinos and people from the states many indigenous nations, are hoping the results of the study will advance their movement to win compen...

05:18

What happened to Alex Jones and Infowars? blogfactory

Alex Jones, radio host and conspiracy theorist, addressing the media at the annual Bilderberg conference on June 6, 2013, in Watford, England.Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Within the past 24 hours, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube have all joined in summarily banning far-right broadcaster and known conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars network from their platforms.

The bans have been swift and startling, coming after mounting public backlashagainst Infowars pernicious rhetoric, which is most notorious for helping popularize the false belief that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting never happened. Jones is currently the defendant in a precedent-setting lawsuit brought against him by the parents of a Sandy Hook victim.

But the ongoing conversation around the real-life damage Jones and his network have inflicted has also been accompanied by weeks of hedging from major internet companies, including Facebook and Spotify, about how to deal with Jones on their platforms while still protecting free speech.

Initially, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify all took selective action, banning some episodes of Joness podcasts and shows or removing selected social media posts they found to be in violation of various policies while allowing Infowars channels to remain active. Last Thursday, the popular audio streaming app Stitcher became the first platform to pull all of Joness content, without a lot of fuss.

But on Sunday night, Apple followed suit, summarily banning all of Joness content from iTunes in the process sending a definitive message about what is and isnt permissible free speech. Almost immediately, the dominoes began to fall: In the hours since Apple took action, multiple sites have started scrambling to reverse positions they were defending just a week ago.

The most notable of these is Facebook, which abruptly about-faced on its own free speech policy just hours after Apple did, essentially in the middle of the night. After that came YouTube, which appeared to ban Joness channel (which had more than 2.5 million subscribers as of Monday) from its platform late Monday morning.

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05:16

Emails Reveal Widespread Plot To Brainwash School Kids Against Trump Your News Wire

Leaked emails reveal high-school teachers in Boston planned to brainwash children against President Trump whilst hiding it from parents.  History teachers at Newton North High School secretly pledged to reject the call for objectivity in [...]

The post Emails Reveal Widespread Plot To Brainwash School Kids Against Trump appeared first on Your News Wire.

05:15

US Senator Rand Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin The Event Chronicle

By RT News

US Senator Rand Paul has said he delivered a letter from US President Donald Trump to Vladimir Putins administration. Moscow says that it will consider it in the near future.

I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putins administration, the senator from Kentucky wrote on Twitter.

Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putins press secretary, confirmed that a missive had been received through diplomatic channels, and will soon be delivered to the presidents administration.

According to Paul, the letter emphasized the importance of further engagement between Washington and Moscow in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges.

Paul has been an outspoken proponent of engagement with Moscow, who has repeatedly voiced support for Trumps decision to meet with Putin in Helsinki last July. He recently visited Moscow as part of a Republican delegation. The politician explained that part of the purpose of this trip was to promote greater dialogue between Moscow and Washington.

The world is a complicated place, we are in close proximity to Russia in Syria and other places, and I think it would be a very big mistake not to have open lines of communication, Paul said on Monday. He also invited a delegation of Russian lawmakers to Washington DC.

Ahead of his visit to Moscow, Paul stressed that his goal in coming to Moscow was to find common ground with [Russian] leaders and help prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions.

This article (US Senator Rand Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin) was originally published on RT News and syndicated by The Event Chronicle. =

05:14

Indonesia to BAN dog and cat meat trading! blogfactory

Indonesia might be a famous, beautiful holiday destination for backpackers and sun worshippers alike, but it also has a reputation as a place where cats and dogs are sold in markets for their meat. Thankfully, after much pushback and campaigning on behalf of animal rights groups, the Indonesian Government has just made an announcement that plans to turn that reputation around, and improve and save the lives of thousands of animals in the process!

A National Coordination of Animal Welfare meeting in Jakarta held on August 1st and 2nd hosted the announcement that the Indonesian Government has pledged to ban the cat and dog meat trade throughout the country, bringing an end to a practice that has horrified animal lovers internationally.

The meeting was attended by experts from livestock and animal health departments, animal quarantine agencies, veterinary faculty academics, the Indonesian Veterinary Medical Association, and several non-governmental organizations from all provinces in Indonesia. We are thankful that these experts were able to make the Government sit up and listen!

In a press release, Mr. Syamsul Maarif DVM, M.Si, Director of Veterinary Public Health, warned of the impact this dog and cat meat trade is having on animal welfare in Indonesia, though he also pointed out its effect on tourism, commenting that foreign countries find a low standard of animal welfare and cruelty unacceptable and will stop visiting Indonesia which is very bad for our tourism. The tourism industry was dealt a blowback in 2017 when it was discovered that tourists were given dog meat under the guise of chicken satay. Images from Tomohon Market in early 2018 revealing the extent of the conditions and treatment of these poor animals led to Trip Advisor removing its promotions of the citys market.

Only days earlier, Dog Meat Free Indonesia (DMFI) had issued their own public warning that tourists to Indonesia were being exposed to rabies because of the illegal dog and cat meat trade, coming at an important time since the country is due to host the 18th Asian Games in just under two weeks. 93 percent of people living in Indonesia also disagreed with eating dog meat, which makes you wonder why the practice has been allowed to continue for so long!

A global petition by DMFI collected more than 930,000 signatures from around the world, including those of Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Islan, Dr. Jane Goodall DBE, Sophia Latjuba, Simon Cowell, and E...

05:12

Breaking: Man at New Mexico Compound Was Training Children to be School Shooters The Daily Sheeple

Several days ago, it was reported that eleven children were rescued from a compound in New Mexico which was being run by armed Muslim extremists.

Heres an excerpt from the alarming story, as reported by SHTFplan.com:

Authorities found all the children living in deplorable living conditions after raiding the property looking specifically for a three-year-old boy.

According to The Daily Caller, the police didnt find the little boy, named Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, but they did discover 11 other children between the ages of one and 15-years-old being held in the saddest living conditions and poverty I have seen, Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said in a statement posted to the agencys Facebook page Saturday.  Hogrefe also added that he only saw a few potatoes and a box of rice as food at the compound.

Siraj Wahhaj, 39, and Lucas Morten, two very heavily armed men who are believed to be extremist[s] of the Muslim belief, were running the horrifying compound, Hogrefe said. When police arrived on the scene, Wahhaj was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and several loaded 30-round magazines. He also allegedly had four loaded pistols on him.

The Taos County Sheriffs office shared the tragic details on their Facebook page:

Today, more disturbing information about the compound has been released by the...

05:09

More Lies About Syrias White Helmets Is resettling a terrorist front group in the West a good idea? blogfactory

When is a terrorist group not a terrorist group? Apparently the answer is that it ceases to be terrorist when it terrorizes someone who is an enemy of the United States. 

The most prominent recent example is the Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK), a murderous Iranian cult which assassinated five Americans in the 1970s as part of its campaign against the Shahs government. It was removed from the State Department terrorist list in 2012 by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after it had promised not to kill any more Americans but really because it had bought the support of prominent politicians to include Elaine Chao, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and John Bolton.

It also had the behind the scenes endorsement of both the Israeli Mossad and CIA, both of whom have been using it in their operations to kill Iranians and damage the countrys infrastructure. Someone high up in the federal government, perhaps Hillary or even President Obama himself, must have decided that terrorists who kill only Iranians deserve a get out of jail free card from the State Department.

There are other examples of cynical doublespeak from the Syrian conflict, including labeling rebels against the Damascus government freedom fighters when in reality they were as often as not allied with the al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Nusra or even with ISIS. Frequently they received training and weapons from Washington only to turn around and either join Al-Nusra and ISIS as volunteers or surrender their weapons to them.

But perhaps there is no bigger fraud making the rounds than the so-called White Helmets. The recent media coverage derives from the documentary The White Helmets, which was produced by the group itself and tells a very convincing tale promoted as the story of real-life heroes and impossible hope. It is a very impressive piece of propaganda, so much so that it has won numerous awards including the Oscar for Best Documentary Short last year and the White Helmets themselves were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

More to the point, however, is the undeniable fact that the documentary has helped shape the public understanding of what is going on in Syria, describing the government in Damascus in purely negative terms.

The fawning Hollywood and Congressional depictions of the group go something like this:

the White Helmets are an heroic impartial non-government humanitarian volunteer group that engages in first response emergency rescue and medical treatment for all those who have been impacted by the fighting in Syria. The Syria...

05:05

Must Watch Interview Iraq War Whistleblower Banned from Twitter Tells His Story Liberty Blitzkrieg

During my time in Iraq working for the State Department, a time that I initially was a red, white and blue government official, I frequently lied to the media. I lied to them about how things were going, I lied to them about how successful we were. My colleagues and I were contemptuous of them, most of the people we talked to in the media didn't know enough to ask important questions, most of them didn't care enough to ask questions and simply jotted down whatever we told them, and it was just remarkably easy to fool them. It's almost as if they wanted to play along with us.

At one point I described it as they weren't looking for "the story," just "a story." I made some remarks about how many of them were more concerned about looking good in their stand-ups, getting their makeup on straight than looking for details or questioning the lies that the government put forward. 

- Peter Van Buren, Iraq War Whistleblower, banned from Twitter a few days ago

The above quote is from an extraordinary discussion between Daniel McAdams, Scott Horton and Peter Van Buren that occurred yesterday.

Stop whatever you're doing right now and watch this, it's that important.

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05:04

US Senate Intelligence Committee calls Julian Assange to testify WikiLeaks blogfactory

Above-Julian Assange addresses a crowd from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London
The US Senate Intelligence Committee has requested that persecuted WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange testify before committee staff. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In a letter delivered to Assange at his residence in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, committee chairman Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) requested that Assange make himself available for a closed interview at a mutually agreeable time and location.

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WikiLeaks legal team said that they are considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard.

Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012, seeking asylum from possible extradition to the US, where he faced indictment under the Espionage Act for publishing leaked government documents. Since his de-facto house arrest in the embassy, WikiLeaks has continued to draw controversy, publishing then-candidate Hillary Clintons emails and leaked emails from the Democratic Partys internal servers in 2016.

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05:03

Faulty US welding delays Britain's new 31 billion nuclear missiles Signs of the Times

The UK's next-generation nuclear missiles, which are set to cost 31 billion ($40 billion), are facing delays due to the discovery of faulty welding in ballistic missile tubes designed and manufactured in the United States. The embarrassing revelation has been confirmed by Bill Couch, a spokesman for the US Naval Sea Systems Command, who has admitted that none of the missile tubes delivered by US contractor, BWX Technologies, had been fitted into the submarines under construction, the Times reports. The paper suggests that the defect could hinder the replacement of the Royal Navy's four Vanguard-class ballistic-missile submarines, which are being replaced by new Dreadnought-class submarines. These are scheduled to come into service in the 2030s.

05:00

FBI Files on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The Black Vault

Background

Here is FBI File 62-HQ-80750, entitled: Central Intelligence Agency.

There were a number of sections missing in my initial FOIA request to the FBI for this file.  Specifically, among the omitted sections are Sections 2 through 23, 25 through 31, 33, 35 through 46, 48 through 54, 57 through 59, 78, 91, 98, and 115.

In August of 2016, I received another batch of documents, which I have integrated into the index below. Although I maintained the same file naming algorithm as they were sent to me, the documents released in August of 2016 are differentiated by the 1343174-0 in the front of the name (my FOIA Case number).

On August 1, 2018, the FBI finally sent me the Final response to this batch of requests, and they released the documents sent to the CIA for review and release.

The below took more than 5 years to compile, and multiple FOIA requests seeking out specific questions and filling holes. As I am sure holes still exist (and were classified), this is as far as I can go to amassing this file. ENJOY!

Declassified Documents

Department of State Releases

 Department of State Release, Released March 2018 [32 Pages, 2.9MB]

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Releases

Current sections available:

05:00

Feinsteins Ties To China Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy The Event Chronicle

Sen. Dianne Feinsteins warm relationship with and advocacy for Communist China go back decades and involve millions, if not billions, of dollars.

By Ben Weingarten

I sometimes say that in my last life maybe I was Chinese.Sen. Dianne Feinstein

As media, intelligence agency, and political scrutiny of foreign meddling is seemingly at its apex, a story with big national security implications involving a high-ranking senator with access to Americas most sensitive intelligence information has been hiding in plain sight.

The story involves China and the senior U.S. senator from California, and former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Democrat Dianne Feinstein. It was buried eight paragraphs into a recent Politico expos on foreign efforts to infiltrate Silicon Valley, as a passing example of political espionage:

Former intelligence officials[said]Chinese intelligence once recruited a staff member at a California office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the source reported back to China about local politics. (A spokesperson for Feinstein said the office doesnt comment on personnel matters or investigations, but noted that no Feinstein staffer in California has ever had a security clearance.)

Later comes additional detail:

According to four former intelligence officials, in the 2000s, a staffer in Senator Dianne Feinsteins San Francisco field office was reporting back to the MSS [Chinas Ministry of State Security, its intelligence and security apparatus]. While this person, who was a liaison to the local Chinese community, was fired, charges were never filed against him. (One former official reasoned this was because the staffer was providing political intelligence and not classified informationmaking prosecution far more difficult.) The suspected informant was run by officials based at Chinas San Francisco Consulate, said another former intelligence official. The spys handler probably got an award back in China for his work, noted this former official, dryly.

This anecdote provides significantly more questions than answers. For starters: Who was the spy? For how long was the spy under surveillance? What information about local politics was the spy passing back to China? Just how close was the spy to the senator? Did law enforcement officials sweep vehicles and other areas for listening devices? Was there an investigation into whether others in the senators circle may have been coordinating with Beijing?

Did the senator expose herself to potential blackmail, or the publ...

04:59

Jack Dorsey called Hannity to explain Twitters info wars Fast Company

The Twitter CEO spoke to the Fox News host amid a barrage of criticism for deciding not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Twitter has come under scrutiny for being one of the few major digital platforms that has decided not to ban or seriously restrict the content of Alex Jones this week. On Tuesday evening, CEO Jack Dorsey called Fox News Sean Hannity to elaborate on the services policies and defend the companys moves on Hannitys radio show.

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04:58

At least 5 killed by flooding in southern Algeria Signs of the Times

At least 5 people died after floods hit the province of Tamanrasset in southern Algeria last week. Algeria Press Service (APS) reported on Sunday 05 August, 2018, that the victims died after they were swept away by flood waters in In Guezzam and Tin Zaouatine districts. Civil Protection were called on to rescue several people and one person is still missing. Crops, homes and roads were all reportedly damaged in the flooding. A series of storms that began around 02 August brought several days of heavy rain causing flooding, particularly in southern areas of the province.

04:55

Despite El-Sayed's Loss, The Left Scored Some Huge Winsand Showed It's Winning the War RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Tuesday's primaries were like the midpoint of a novel. There was plenty of plot development without much resolutionbut you can see where things are heading. A number of the highest-visibility races were either a draw or a disappointment for progressives and Democrats. Left challenger Abdul El-Sayed lost his Democratic primary race for governor in Michigan. And Democrat Danny O'Connor narrowly lost his special election for the House of Representatives in Ohio. Yet the elections did [...]

04:50

Pentagon Bombs Market For Fitness Trackers With Ban Qntra

The United States Department of Defense amid numerous reports of personnel leaking information through fitness tracking apps has decided to ban them (archived). As military personnel represent a substantial portion of the market for fitness related purchases, if only due to their nominally being graded on fitness for job retention and promotion, this is bleak news for the fitness tracking industry.

04:48

Are Trumps Mar-a-Lago Cronies Secretly Running the VA? Truthdig RSS

Last February, shortly after Peter ORourke became chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he received an email from Bruce Moskowitz with his input on a new mental health initiative for the VA. Received, ORourke replied. I will begin a project plan and develop a timeline for action.

ORourke treated the email as an order, but Moskowitz is not his boss. In fact, he is not even a government official. Moskowitz is a Palm Beach doctor who helps wealthy people obtain high-service concierge medical care.

More to the point, he is one-third of an informal council that is exerting sweeping influence on the VA from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trumps private club in Palm Beach, Florida. The troika is led by Ike Perlmutter, the reclusive chairman of Marvel Entertainment, who is a longtime acquaintance of President Trumps. The third member is a lawyer named Marc Sherman. None of them has ever served in the U.S. military or government.

Yet from a thousand miles away, they have leaned on VA officials and steered policies affecting millions of Americans. They have remained hidden except to a few VA insiders, who have come to call them the Mar-a-Lago Crowd.

Perlmutter, Moskowitz and Sherman declined to be interviewed and fielded questions through a crisis-communications consultant. In a statement, they downplayed their influence, insisting that nobody is obligated to act on their counsel. At all times, we offered our help and advice on a voluntary basis, seeking nothing at all in return, they said. While we were always willing to share our thoughts, we did not make or implement any type of policy, possess any authority over agency decisions, or direct government officials to take any actions To the extent anyone thought our role was anything other than that, we dont believe it was the result of anything we said or did.

VA spokesman Curt Cashour did not answer specific questions but said a broad range of input from individuals both inside and outside VA has helped us immensely over the last year and a half. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters also did not answer specific questions and said Perlmutter, Sherman and Moskowitz have no direct influence over the Department of Veterans Affairs.

But hundreds of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with former administration officials tell a different story of a previously unknown triumvirate that hovered over public servants without any transparency, accountability or oversight. The Mar-a-Lago Crowd spoke with VA officials daily, the documents show, reviewing all manner of policy and personnel decisions. They prodded the VA to start new programs, and officials travelled to Mar-a-Lago at taxpayer expense to hear their views. Everyone has to go down and kiss the ring, a former administration official said.

If the bureaucracy resists the trios wishes, Perlmutter has a powerful ally: The Presid...

04:47

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04:46

Pot for pets? US law doesn't make it easy - Reuters UK RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Reuters UKPot for pets? US law doesn't make it easyReuters UKDJ injured, gunman sought after radio station attack Domino effect may make climate change goals moot 01:28 ... Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency ...

04:45

"Millennials Try To Explain The First Amendment" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Millennials Try To Explain The First Amendment"
by Cabot Phillips

"This month, a new study was released analyzing Americans perception of the First Amendment, as well as their knowledge of what it entails. As many would expect, the results were bleak. For example, 40 percent of those surveyed were unable to list any of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, while another 36 percent could list just one.

Wanting to know if millennials at an Ivy League School would fare better, I headed to Columbia University to talk with young people about their knowledge of the First Amendment. Offering $20 to any person who could tell me the five freedoms guaranteed under the amendment (Speech, Religion, Assembly, Press, and Petition), it quickly became clear no one would be going home with the money. 

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04:45

Q Community Responds to Media Attacks The Event Chronicle

By Joshua Phillips

Over the past week, nearly all legacy news outlets have published articles criticizing the growing movement around a mysterious figure or group known as Q, which since October 2017 has been publishing alleged leaks on behind-the-scenes actions taken by the Trump administration to uproot alleged global corruption.

The general angle on Q from most news outlets is the samethat its a conspiracy theoryand The Washington Post even went so far as to call it a deranged conspiracy cult.

The media backlash has done little to dissuade Q supporters, however, who continue to support the movement with billboards and t-shirts at Trump rallies, and in numerous online groups that analyze and discuss recent news and posts from Q.

To gain a better understanding of the movement, and why people believe in it, The Epoch Times spoke with Q fans at recent Trump rallies in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and with Jordan Sather, a prominent figure online who speaks and writes about his analysis of Q.

Anybody calling it a cult or calling it a conspiracy theory, or calling it names, is doing so from an ignorant standpoint. Everybody attacking it, I find, theyre not even reading it, said Sather, who runs the Destroying the Illusion channel on YouTube, on which he analyzes Q posts.

Q is a series of anonymous posts on the 8chan forum, which includes encryption to protect the identity of users, allowing for free discussion. The Q posts are mainly based on politics and focus on giving context to events both in the past and allegedly still to come. They focus heavily on government corruption and allege that actions are being taken by Trump and his administration to purge this corruption.

Sather described Q as a laser pointer that directs people to research chains of open-source information and discuss their findings on the forum.

He said that Q hopped on the scene at a very pivotal point, in October 2017. According to Sather, there is a fight between a deep state system comprising intelligence agencies and corrupt organizations, and an alliance of military intelligence agencies and patriots fighting this system. This fight, Sather believes, ties to President Donald Trumps campaign message to drain the swamp.

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04:45

EU worst fruit and veg crisis for 40 years due to erratic seasons and extreme weather Signs of the Times

The European vegetable processing sector raised concerns last month about potential losses to crop quantity and quality as a result of the very hot summer and prolonged drought conditions in all leading European production regions. Today, these regions have been affected by exceptional weather conditions, where crop evaporation levels have been exceptionally high, many watercourses have run dry, and extraction of irrigation water has frequently been restricted. With the hot and dry weather continuing throughout July across most parts of the continent, vegetables have continued to suffer and crop yields have fallen sharply. Today the situation for vegetable growers and processors is the most serious that has been experienced in the last forty years, according to the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL). In addition, 2018 is the third year in a row that the sector has faced serious weather-related issues, exposing the vulnerability of European vegetable growers and processors to changing European weather patterns.

04:41

Scientists Reveal What Physically Happens to Your Body When You Experience A Broken Heart Awareness Act

Stories have long been told of those that die of a broken heart, however, researchers believe there may be more to this than just folklore. In fact, studies show that your risk of dying after losing a spouse increases up to 40%!

Referred to as broken heart syndrome, it refers to a phenomenon called stress-induced cardiomyopathy. While it mimics the symptoms of a heart attack, and will even return similar test results, there is no actual evidence of blocked arteries. Instead, part of your heart enlarges temporarily, negativity impacting its ability to pump properly, while the rest of the heart continues to try to function normally and even contracting with more force in an attempt to compensate. While it is largely treatable, broken heart syndrome can be fatal in some severe cases!

The truth is that a broken heart can actually impact your body more ways than one. From negatively impacting your mental health to causing physical pain within your body, lets be honest Breakups are rough! Dont believe me?

Here are 7 things scientists reveal happen to your body when you experience a broken heart:

#1 Depression

The end of a significant relationship in our lives can result in overwhelming feelings and emotions, leaving us reeling while trying to pick up the pieces of our life and put it all back together as a single person. This is something that some people are able to do more efficiently for others. For those with a history of mental health problems, or who have other stressful events going on in their life, this can be the tipping point. Studies show that this is even more common in breakups where you are the one being broken up with, resulting in feelings of rejection and poor self-esteem.

#2 Physical Pain

If you have ever experienced a difficult breakup, then you know the pain that can take over your entire body. Is this merely an overreaction to the situation or is there something more happening? Scientists say that the area of the brain responsible for processing emotional pain like rejection is the same area that processes physical pain. For this reason, your brain is actually telling your body that yes, you are feeling physical pain at this time, even if nothing has happened to cause a physical injury.

#3 Withdrawal

Following a breakup, we often find ourselves craving the love and attention of the pers...

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Turkey resolved to remain economic partners with Iran despite sanctions Signs of the Times

Ankara says it remains committed to energy contracts with Tehran despite the risk that renewed US sanctions against Iran could make Turkish firms a target. Turkey is heavily reliant on energy imports, and neighboring Iran is one of its biggest suppliers. US President Donald Trump threatened this week that anyone doing business with Iran won't be able to trade with America. "A delegation of ours is in the United States right now and negotiations are being held on a series of matters including the sanctions issue," Turkey's Energy Minister Fatih Donmez told Turkish channel A Haber, adding that Ankara will continue buying Iranian natural gas.

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Syrian First Lady Asma Assad being treated for breast cancer Signs of the Times

Asma Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has begun treatment for breast cancer, the presidency has announced on its official Twitter account. The 42-year old was found to have a malignant breast tumor. It was discovered early, according to the announcement, which was accompanied by a photo of the first lady and her husband at a Damascus hospital. The same photo was posted on Asma's Instagram account, prompting a flurry of good wishes from many of her 260,000 followers.

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The Capitalist Banking Crash of 2007 Three weeks that changed the world blogfactory

It started in a mood of eerie calm, but then 2008 exploded into a global financial earthquake.

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It was the year the neo-liberal economic orthodoxy that ran the world for 30 years suffered a heart attack of epic proportions. Not since 1929 has the financial community witnessed 12 months like it. Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. Merrill Lynch, AIG, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HBOS, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bradford & Bingley, Fortis, Hypo and Alliance & Leicester all came within a whisker of doing so and had to be rescued.

Western leaders, who for years boasted about the self-evident benefits of light-touch regulation, had to sink trillions of dollars to prevent the world bank system collapsing.

The ramifications of the Banking Collapse of 2008 will be felt for years if not decades to come.

There were an estimated 4884 excess suicides in 2009 compared with the number expected based on previous trends (2000-07). The increases in suicide mainly occurred in men in the 27 European and 18 American countries; the suicide rates were 4.2%  and 6.4%  higher, respectively, in 2009 than expected if earlier trends had continued.

For women, there was no change in Euro...

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West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Read Climate Central's research report, U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito Disease Danger Days.' By John Upton (Climate Central) and Kyle Jones (El Paso Times) Elisa Sierra had just given birth to twins when she became infected with West Nile virus. The infection left Sierra, who lives on the West Side of El Paso, Texas, with meningitis and damaged her brain. Sierra is a clinical social worker who used to provide therapy. She's in a similar line of [...]

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Discover Your Most Powerful Magical Gifts According to Your Zodiacs Element Awareness Act

Those that are familiar with the underlying concepts of magic and witchcraft throughout history are well aware of the importance that the elements play in its study. The root of most spells and magical gifts, it should come as no surprise that your association with any one element can impact where your natural powers lie.

Traced back to the very roots of witchcraft, the beliefs have evolved around the natural world. Within this world, there are 4 well-known fundamental powers, also known as the 4 basic elements. Each rules over a different aspect of the world that we live in bringing their own unique influence upon the world. These include earth, water, fire, and air. When we bring these together with the element of the Spirit we have a magical concept discussed in the teachings of the early Celtic Pagans known as the nature of five-ness.

It is believed that true strength and power comes in the balance of these elements, the coming together of earth, fire, water, air, and spirit in one united force. While this is most often seen as the pinnacle of power, there are strengths associated with each of the individual elements, each ruling of a different type of magic. While a witch can perform any spell or ritual, by identifying the element that they are most closely associated with, they can hone in on their greatest gifts for an even more powerful and successful magical experience.

Not sure which element rules your life? Each of the zodiac signs is associated with one of the four classical elements of nature. This is the key to your own magical power and strength.

Discover your most powerful magical gifts according to your zodiacs element:

Fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius

An intense element, being a fire element means that you possess an incredible power, however, you have to learn how to use it in a responsible manner or you can cause great destruction. Those who dare cross you should watch out, as they have painted a target on their back, and those born under a fire sign have quite the temper when they have been hurt or disrespected in any way. Not only are you skilled in the most obvious of magic, candle magic, but fire signs have an incredible power for healing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This includes not only bringing healing upon someone when they face an ailment or illness, but also the gift of exorcism when it is ones soul that requires attention.

Earth: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

The most solid and stable of the elements, those of you who are born under an earth sign are loyal and reliable individuals who arent afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Drawing your power from the earth itsel...

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Crowded NYC cracks down on Uber and Lyft with a new vehicle cap Fast Company

Tech advocates are calling the move a blow to innovation.

New York City Council members passed a package of bills today that will force Uber and other taxi services to pay their drivers a minimum wage and put a one-year hiatus on issuing new for-hire vehicle licenses. During the pause, the Taxi and Limousine Commission will be required to conduct a one-year study on vehicle utilization and whether there should be a restriction on the number of for-hire vehicles.

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Hurricane Hector Reaches Wind Gusts As High As 160 MPH, Causing Significant Impact Awareness Act

Its a news story that has kept the residents of Hawaii on their feet as they watch Hurricane Hector trekking through the Pacific Ocean in the direction of the islands. While the latest reports show the hurricane moving south of Hawaii rather than hitting the island directly, experts warn that tourists and residents should still prepare for its impact.

With wind gusts estimated to hit as high as 160 mph, Hurricane Hector had many local residents concerned about the fate of the island as they continue to recover from the recent eruption of Kilauea. The volcano caused havoc on the small island, covering more than 12 square miles with thick, black lava, destroying over 700 homes, and triggering fires and lava bombs resulting in the evacuation of countless residents.

Luckily for those that call the island home, while the hurricane will certainly pass close to the island, the center of the storm will be far enough south that the impact will be far less than originally believed. On Sunday the National Hurricane Center related a statement that the Category 4 storm was 1130 miles east-southeast of the southern point of Hawaii, however, they warned, this doesnt mean that tourists and residents on the island can consider themselves to be in the clear.

While the official forecast track continues to lie south of the Hawaiian Islands, only a slight deviation to the north of the forecast track would significantly increase potential impacts on the Hawaiian Islands, they warned. Now is a good time for everyone in the Hawaiian Islands to ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place.

With the storm passing to the south of the island today and into tomorrow, officials say that the island has avoided the worst of the storms destruction, however, anytime that a major storm passes that close to an island or coastline we need to pay careful attention to the periphery effects. The storm will have an impact on the safety of the waterways and beaches. Both resident and tourists are cautioned about the possibility of dangerous surf conditions and currents. Some reports estimate that the swells produced from Hector may reach heights of 12 to 15 feet, especially along the Puna and Kau districts of the Big Island.

On the outer edges of the storm, officials are warning that bands of heavy rain are possible, which would pass over the island. Risks of flash flooding...

04:26

"Assange, Infowars, & The Constitution" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Assange, Infowars, & The Constitution"
by Raul Ilargi Meijer

"This morning I woke up, looked around me, and saw a world sinking into a quagmire of voluntary censorship, a world willing to let someone far away choose what it can and cannot see of itself, and about itself. A world that no longer appears to recognize, or care, that this goes directly against its founding principles of liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press.

I can think of many reasons why someone would want to ban Infowars and Alex Jones, and I dont even know them other than from incidental tweets and comments. But I also acknowledge that that is not the point. Just because you would like to ban a person or organization, just because you dont agree with them, doesnt mean you can, or should be able to. And if Facebook, Google, Apple, Spotify and Pinterest - all within hours of each other -, think its a good idea to ban Jones regardless, they had better do a lot better than saying something about violating their community standards. They should identify specific instances where these alleged violations take place, and identify them publicly.

You cant ban anyone on vague standards from media that cover half the planet. Because thats a danger to the entire planet, and to all of mankind. As Facebook and...

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US Senate Intelligence Committee calls Julian Assange to testify The Event Chronicle

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The US Senate Intelligence Committee has requested that persecuted WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange testify before committee staff. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In a letter delivered to Assange at his residence in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, committee chairman Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) requested that Assange make himself available for a closed interview at a mutually agreeable time and location.

WikiLeaks legal team said that they are considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard.

Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012, seeking asylum from possible extradition to the US, where he faced indictment under the Espionage Act for publishing leaked government documents. Since his de-facto house arrest in the embassy, WikiLeaks has continued to draw controversy, publishing then-candidate Hillary Clintons emails and leaked emails from the Democratic Partys internal servers in 2016.

Over a month before the Senate Intelligence Committees letter arrived in London, ten Democrat senators sent a petition to Vice President Mike Pence, demanding that he press the Ecuadorian government to revoke Assanges asylum.

Pence visited Ecuador shortly after, and met with the countrys president, Lenin Moreno. After meeting with Pence, Moreno reportedly mulled evicting Assange from the embassy. Assange had been granted asylum by Morenos predecessor, and the new president described the Australia...

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43% of Republicans Want to Give Trump Power to Shut Down News Outlets: Poll blogfactory

(CD)  In the age of media-bashing enthusiast President Donald Trumpwho regularly declares critical journalists and outlets fake news and the enemy of the American peopleat least 43 percent of Republican respondents to a new survey said they believe the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behaviour.

The Ipsos poll (pdf), first reported by The Daily Beasts Sam Stein, also found that nearly half of Republicans agree with one of the presidents most common claims: that the news media is the enemy of the American people. As Stein notes, members of the press, as well as top officials at some of the nations leading publications, have objected to the phrase, arguing that it is both wildly inaccurate and deeply dangerous.

Earlier this yearfollowing Trumps so-called Fake News AwardsReporters San Frontires, the international watchdog that ranks global press freedom, downgraded the United States, citing the presidents hostility and raising alarm that his behavior could have negatives repercussions the world over. As the groups leader put it, The unleashing of hatred towards journalists is one of the worst threats to democracies.

This new polls findings, as Stein writes, present a sobering picture for the fourth estate, with respondents showing diminished trust in the media and increased support for punitive measures against its members, and illustrate the extent to which Trumps anti-press drumbeat has shaped public opinion about the role the media plays in covering his administration.

Although the numbers were highestand thus, most disturbingfor self-identified Republicans, swaths of self-identified Democrats and Independents supported anti-press positions as well. Twelve percent of Democrats and 21 percent of Independents also said they believe the president should be able to shutter news outlets, while 12 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of Independents...

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Democratic Socialist Poised to Be First Palestinian-American Congresswoman Truthdig RSS

With 96 percent of votes counted following Tuesdays primary election in Michigan, Rashida Tlaibwho has been described as a dynamic, minority, young progressive and part of the new breed of politician grabbing attention in the Democratic Partyis slated to become the first Muslim and Palestinian-American Congresswoman.

Tlaibwho has been endorsed by several progressive groups, including the Justice Democrats, People for Bernie, and the Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)is running in the reliably blue 13th District for the seat formerly held by longtime Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who retired in December following a series of sexual harassment allegations. She currently does not have a Republican opponent.

Prior to her congressional run, the 42-year-old Detroit native served in the Michigan House of Representatives until she was termed out, then worked as an attorney at an employee rights group, the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.

04:17

Scott Ritter: Three reasons why 'fire and fury' won't work with Iran Signs of the Times

On July 22, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed a crowd of Iranian-Americans, giving voice to a new American policy on Iran that seeks to undermine the legitimacy of the Iranian government. It would also strangle Iran's economy through the reimposition of economic sanctions that had been set aside when Iran and five other Western nations, including the United States, came to an agreement in 2015 over Iran's nuclear program. According to this agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, Iran accepted sanctions on its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. When President Trump withdrew from the JCPOA in May, he promised to reimpose sanctions that had been approved by Congress, including those targeting Iran's sale of oil. The goal of the Trump administration, Pompeo told the crowd, was to "get [Iranian oil] imports as close to zero as possible" by this November. Pompeo's address did not go over well in Tehran. Addressing a gathering of Iranian diplomats, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani asked, "Is it possible that everyone in the region sells their oil and we stand idly by and watch? Do not forget that we have maintained the security of this waterway [Strait of Hormuz] throughout history. We have historically secured the route of oil transit. Do not forget it."

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Saudi 'social media group' shut down over concerns it threatened Canada with 9/11 style terror attack - UDATE Signs of the Times

A Saudi Arabian social media creative group has published a picture of an Air Canada flight moving towards the CN Tower, accompanied by a warning to the Canadian government. The picture was produced by a group called @Infographic_KSA, which describes itself as a project "managed by a group of Saudi youth who are interested in technology and social media Facts backed by numbers & evidence". Its online presence is mostly on Twitter, Instagram and Telegram.

04:11

Ugandan journalist attacked twice while covering parliamentary elections RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Nairobi, August 8, 2018--Authorities in Uganda should rigorously investigate two attacks on journalist Damba Wiziri that occurred while he was covering a recent national parliamentary election in Sheema Municipality, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

04:10

A Levee That Saves One Town Could Imperil Another RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Communities hit by devastating floods grapple with how to protect themselves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

04:06

Recent Study Claims That We Are All Multiple Personalities In A Cosmic Consciousness Awareness Act

The concept of consciousness is a somewhat abstract and difficult to wrap our minds around, however, a new theory introduces a very interesting explanation based on the concept of multiple personality disorder. Is the secret to consciousness wrapped up in the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

Multiple Personality Disorder, or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) as it is called today, is a psychological condition in which a persons identity is actually split into multiple different personality states, each distinct and unique. This includes differences in everything from vocal patterns and body language to the way that each personality state responds to outside emotional stimuli. The most common example in our society is that of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where one personality was the kind and caring doctor, while the other was violent and aggressive. While this was certainly an extreme example, and most people with this disorder are not violent in their daily lives, it clearly paints the picture of just how different these personality states can be in a single individual.

Philosopher Bernardo Kastrup took this same concept in a paper recently published in the Journal of Consciousness Studies, however rather than just applying DID to a single individual, he applied this concept as an explanation for the concept of cosmic consciousness and how we all fit into the universe. He suggested that rather than each of us being our own separate consciousness without a tie to one another, that all living organisms are actually part of a single cosmic consciousness. Much like those who live with DID, this consciousness is separated into different personalities, which are the individual personality traits that we each possess.

The paper refers to a specific study focusing on a group of patients that were living with DID. Researchers analyzed their brain activity, specifically paying attention to the way that it would change when the personality state they were expressing would shift. They found that these separate personality traits had such a profound impact on the human mind that when they were experiencing a personality state in which they identified as a blind person, their brain would stop responding as though they had the ability of sight. Kastrup noted that dissociation has an identifiable extrinsic appearance. In other words, there is something rather particular that dissociative processes look like.

Kastrups theory is a new spin on a previously explored theory called cosmopsychism, which explains that ther...

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Your Dogs Complete August Horoscope, According to Their Zodiac Sign Awareness Act

This summer has been an intense one from an astrological perspective, with multiple eclipses and a large number of planets moving into retrograde, many at the same time! While there is no denying the fact that this has had a profound impact on our own lives, we often overlook the impact that it also has on the lives of our furry friends!

Dogs are incredibly sensitive beings, picking up on even the most subtle changes in energy. This is why we are able to communicate so effectively with mans best friend they dont connect with us based on the words that we are speaking, but rather the energy that we express at any given time. For this reason, the change in the Universal Energy around us can have a much more profound impact on their lives than we could begin to imagine. Not only are they picking up on the energy changes in their own life, but these pack animals are always highly in tune to any shifts and changes going on in their tight-knit group, further amplifying the impact.

As we move into the month of August, there are still a number of planets in retrograde, each influencing our lives in a unique and profound way. On August 11th, further adding to this energy, we will experience a partial solar eclipse, the final eclipse of the year. What does this mean? The intense summer of 2018 isnt over yet!

What does August have in store for your pup, according to their zodiac sign?

Aries (Mar 21 Apr 19)

While there is no doubting the fact that your human loves you, there are a few little things here or there that could use a little extra attention. Thats what August is going to be all about focusing on the finer details in life. Sure, its not the most fun focus in the world, but youve been holding off on working on this stuff long enough. Try not barking at the mailman every time he visits your mailbox or digging in the corner where your human keeps directing you rather than the middle of their garden. It may not be as fun at the time, but when your human notices the change youll be rewarded.

Taurus (Apr 20 May 20)

Youve likely felt a little neglected as of late, as your human has been away from the home a lot, kept busy with their hectic schedule. Good news, August is going to be the opportunity to spend MUCH more time together. While their schedule may not actually be slowing down per say, there is going to be the opportunity to include you in it a little more. Prepare yourself for road trips and adventures, as you accompany them on their many wild adventures. The better behaved you are, the more often they will bring you along for the ride, so try to keep your bad habits in c...

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Immigration Judges Say Justice Dept. Undermines Independence Truthdig RSS

PHILADELPHIAImmigration judges on Wednesday accused the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions of undermining a Philadelphia judges independence by having cases removed from his court, apparently because the federal officials deemed him too slow to make decisions on deportation orders.

A grievance filed by their union asks for the Justice Departments Executive Office for Immigration Review to acknowledge in writing that it will not interfere with the decisional authority of judges in the assignment or reassignment of cases.

The decisional independence of immigration judges is under siege, said Los Angeles Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor in her role as president of the National Association of Immigration Judges. If allowed to stand, the agency can simply forum-shop its cases for the outcome it wishes to achieve.

The grievance stems from a case of a Guatemalan immigrant who had come to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor and had missed several court hearings.

Judge Steven A. Morley had suspended the case to examine whether proper notice had been sent to the man. The agency then reassigned the case to a supervisory judge who traveled from Virginia to hear the matter and issued a deportation order.

The union says dozens of additional cases were also removed from Morley, and they would like them to be returned to his docket.

Tabaddor said the union sees the reassignment of Morleys cases as part of a larger problem of influencing how the immigration courts function, turning immigration judges into an arm of law enforcement.

No one was immediately available to comment at the Justice Department.

Tabaddor said she was unaware of other immigration judges who have had cases reassigned for these reasons, but said all the judges are currently facing issues with executive orders installing quotas and deadlines that are scheduled to go into effect in October.

The judges union said the Justice Departments action not only undermined Morleys authority but also threatens the ability of all immigration judges nationwide to fairly apply the immigration laws of the United States consistent with due process rights of parties.

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Massive Penis Drawing Can Be Seen From Outer Space, Thus Proving that Humanity Will Never Change Awareness Act

Humanity has been responsible for some pretty strange things, however, this may very well take the cake.  Could you imagine if alien life really did come across this in space?

Of course, there are many great wonders that can be seen from space, and this, unfortunately, is one of them. While people have been drawing penises on plenty of things for quite some time, this one has been making headlines since it was noticed.

This penis drawing is in Australia and is being referred to as the Aussie Weiner. You can even see it on Google Maps. These kinds of aerially-visible creations are known as geoglyphs and cannot be seen when just walking past or so forth, if you werent above them you would never know they existed. Im sure when you think of man-made things that can be seen from space giant dicks would not normally come to mind but, to each their own.

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This penis is etched into a dry lake bed just outside the town of Geelong which is relatively close to Melbourne. You can tell this huge member most likely took a while to make so whoever created it definitely put a lot of their time and energy into it. What once was an overlooked dirt pit is now one of the most viewed places on Google maps at the moment. If you look close enough you can even see that it appears to have what was meant to be cum drops shooting out of it.

Creativity at its finest? With plenty of lake bed left who knows what might end up popping up in the area later down the line. The group known as Take The Piss Geelong was first to post about this massive member and from there it went viral.

They posted as follows:

If the legend who did this can inbox us with any form of proof, thatd be awesome.

We have a beer with your name on it.

...

04:00

Musicians Now Make Only 12% of the Money in the Music Business disinformation

I was actually just thinking over the weekend about how if some philanthropic billionaire gave a shit, they could easily wage a PR campaign designed to get people to tip their musicians... The post Musicians Now Make Only 12% of the Money in the Music Business appeared first on disinformation.

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03:54

SOTT FOCUS: 'Beacon of liberty': 10 years since Georgia attacked South Ossetia and Russia - not the other way around Signs of the Times

Wednesday marks exactly a decade since an ambitious Georgian leader shook world politics and ushered in a new era of antagonism between Russia and the West. Ten years ago Western audiences learned about breaking news. Russia was doing it again - attacking its weaker neighbor Georgia with tanks and warplanes. Georgia's President Mikhail Saakashvili was giving exclusive interviews right and left, explaining how his country was being attacked because it wants freedom and how the battle was for values, nothing less. Anchors reminded viewers that Georgia provided troops to missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and wanted to be part of NATO. On the same day Russian audiences learned that Saakashvili went on his latest military adventures, sending tanks and heavy artillery to shell the rebellious city of Tskhinval. Russian peacekeepers stationed there had been killed. President Dmitry Medvedev, visiting the Olympic Games in Beijing, ordered a military response to enforce peace in South Ossetia.

03:53

Submerged Stone Age settlement found in southeast Finland Signs of the Times

The prehistoric settlement submerged under Lake Kuolimojrvi provides us with a clearer picture of the human occupation in South Karelia during the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic Stone Age (about 10,000 - 6,000 years ago) and it opens up a new research path in Finnish archaeology. In the early Stone Age, the water levels in the small lakes located in the southern parts of what are today Lake Kuolimojrvi and Saimaa were several metres below the present levels. After this period, the water levels started rising as a result of uneven land uplift and the tilting of lakes and rivers. The rise in water levels ended with the outburst of River Vuoksi through the Salpausselk Ridge about 6,000 years ago when water masses carved a new southeastern outflow channel towards Lake Ladoga. With the rise in water levels, areas that were on dry land in the early Stone Age have been buried in the bottom of the lake and its littoral deposits. The aim of the three-year study carried out by the University of Helsinki has been to find traces of early Stone Age settlements under water and from wetlands at lakes Kuolimojrvi and Saimaa. "This means that there is a huge gap in our archaeological knowledge of this particular area because we have not yet found the earliest Stone Age sites," explains postdoctoral researcher Satu Koivisto who heads the project. So far the oldest sites have been settled after the breakthrough of River Vuoksi (6000 years ago and onwards). However, there has definitely been human habitation in this area for thousands of years before that, as is shown by the traces of settlements of more than 10,000 years old discovered at Kuurmanpohja in Joutseno further to the south.

03:51

Zambia Denies Asylum Claim by Zimbabwe Opposition Leader RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Zambian immigration authorities today rejected a claim of asylum by Tendai Biti, a leading figure in the MDC Alliance opposition party who fled post-election violence and certain arrest in Zimbabwe.   Expand MDCA principal Tendai Biti addressing a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 31, 2018. 2018 Human Rights Watch Zambia also rejected claims by [...]

03:51

GOP Congressman From New York Charged With Insider Trading Truthdig RSS

NEW YORKRepublican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to his son, helping themselves and others dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when bad news came out.

Collins, 68, is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was among the first two sitting members of Congress to endorse his candidacy for the White House.

An indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court charges Collins, the congressmans son and the father of the sons fiance with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI.

Prosecutors said the charges stem from Collins decision to share with his son insider information about Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with offices in Auckland, New Zealand. Collins was the companys largest shareholder, with nearly 17 percent of its shares, and sat on its board.

According to the indictment, Collins was attending the Congressional Picnic at the White House on June 22, 2017, when he received an email from the companys chief executive saying that a trial of a drug the company developed to treat multiple sclerosis was a clinical failure. After a public announcement, the companys stock price plunged 92 percent.

Collins responded to the email saying: Wow. Makes no sense. How are these results even possible??? the indictment said. It said he then called his son, Cameron, and, after several missed calls, they spoke for more than six minutes.

The next morning, according to the indictment, Collins began selling his shares, unloading enough over a two-day period to avoid $570,900 in losses before a public announcement of the drug trial results.

Prosecutors said the son traded on the inside information and passed it to a third defendant, Stephen Zarsky. Their combined trades avoided over $768,000 in losses, authorities said. They said Zarsky traded on it and tipped off at least three others.

Collins, a conservative who was first elected in 2012 to represent parts of western New York between Buffalo and Rochester, has denied any wrongdoing. When the House Ethics Committee began investigating the stock trades a year ago, his spokeswoman called it a partisan witch hunt.

We will answer the charges filed against Congressman Collins in court and will mount a vigorous defense to clear his good name, his attorneys, Jonathan Barr and Jonathan New, said in a statement Wednesday. It is notable that even the government does not allege that Congressman Collins traded a single share of Innate Therapeutics stock. We are confident he will be completely vindicated and exonerated.

All three defendants were in federal custody Wednesday and were expec...

03:47

Syrian First Lady Asma Al-Assad Being Treated For Breast Cancer Your News Wire

Asma al-Assad, the wife of the Syrian President, has begun treatment for breast cancer in Damascus. The countrys presidency confirmed the news on twitter where she was pictured in hospital her husband and with an [...]

The post Syrian First Lady Asma Al-Assad Being Treated For Breast Cancer appeared first on Your News Wire.

03:37

When and how did the Aboriginal people first arrive in Australia? Signs of the Times

Many Aboriginal Australians would say with conviction that they have always been here. Their ancestors and traditional learnings tell them of this history, and their precise place within it. Our review of the scientific evidence, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that for all practical purposes, this is indeed the case. Their ancestors arrived shortly after 50,000 years ago - effectively forever, given that modern human populations only moved out of Africa 50,000-55,000 years ago.

03:31

Cops Called To Take Down A Kids Lending Library The Daily Sheeple

Were fairly certain that Winston Smith of 1984 had more freedom to curl up with a good book than the kids at Point Pleasant Boro, New Jersey.

Nothing says freedom like having police show up to swat the sharing of ideas and banish the written word.

Thats  quite literally  what happened recently to Grace and Peter Hagemeyer when they erected a small book case at the end of their driveway. Despite hundreds of these things popping up all over the country, police are starting to crack down on them at the behest of city code enforcers. The police and city code enforcers always say that theres one vague, anonymous complaint that  by Jove!  they must investigate immediately.

Police showed up barely a week after the Hagemeyers placed their mailbox library and ordered it be immediately dismantled, because. there was an alleged complaint. Unlike when theres an actual crime taking place, police showed up the day of the complaint to fulfill the bidding of the city. And the next day, city code enforcers did credit to taxpayers by issuing an order for the complete removal of the structure within 10 days, in concordance with land-use ordinance, which.wouldnt you know it  just happens to mention these new lending libraries.

The story from Patch.com says someone called the police on the family, but this writer suspects that it is merely code enforcers sending police to hound such families by making up the anonymous complaint because it works. People cow-tow to the almighty complaint. Sadly, police showed up on the day of Hagemeyers grand opening of the lending library at their Hardenbergh Avenue home.

Patch reported,

Borough officials told News12 that their hands were tied because someone filed a formal complaint.

No matter how benign or serious an issue is, if a formal complaint goes in to the police department, they have to act on it, Point Pleasant Boro Administrator Frank Pannucci Jr. told News12.

The Hagemeyers first mistake wa...

03:20

Bird of the Day: Cassins Vireo La Paz Group

Cassin's Vireo. La Paz Group - Seth Inman

San Lucas subspecies, Baja California Sur, Mexico

03:15

Syrian army discovers cache of Western, Israeli weapons in Homs and Daraa Signs of the Times

The Syrian army has on multiple occasions stumbled upon caches of weapons and ammunition made in western countries and Israel while performing sweeping operations in provinces, liberated from terrorist and militant groups. While performing a mop up operation in the northern part of Homs, Syrian authorities discovered a weapons cache, which contained various weaponry and ammunition, Syrian news agency Sana reported. According to the media outlet, the cache was left behind by "terrorists" and contained 14.5mm machine guns, sniper modifications of FAL rifles produced in unspecified western countries, assault rifles, Israeli-made grenades and different types of ammunition.

03:15

Smart Meters Raise Health, Privacy and Constitutional Concerns Activist Post

By Michael Maharrey I get more emails about smart meters than any other issue we cover. Pretty much on a weekly basis, somebody asks me...

03:08

With the world on fire, we must act now to tackle climate change | Letters RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Kim and Nick Hoare fear for their son's future after his farm was destroyed by wildfires, and Prof Tom Spencer calls for a much deeper debate about how to deal with rising sea levelsOn Monday we received the distressing news that the agro-forestry farm where our son and his partner live in Portugal has been destroyed by wildfires. Thankfully no lives were lost. This is one of a host of wildfires that have broken out this year around the world. Excessive temperatures and high wind speeds [...]

03:07

Democratic Socialist Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Palestinian-American Congresswoman MintPress News

With 96 percent of votes counted following Tuesdays primary election in Michigan, Rashida Tlaibwho has been described as a dynamic, minority, young progressive and part of the new breed of politician grabbing attention in the Democratic Partyis slated to become the first Muslim and Palestinian-American Congresswoman.

Tlaibwho has been endorsed by several progressive groups, including the Justice Democrats, People for Bernie, and the Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)is running in the reliably blue 13th District for the seat formerly held by longtime Democratic Rep. John Conyers, who retired in December following a series of sexual harassment allegations. She currently does not have a Republican opponent.

Prior to her congressional run, the 42-year-old Detroit native served in the Michigan House of Representatives until she was termed out, then worked as an attorney at an employee rights group, the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.

03:03

Former United Nations Boss Claims UN Employs 3,300 Pedophiles Your News Wire

A former United Nations aid boss has claimed the UN employs at least 3,300 pedophiles and says UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade while indulging in unchecked sex abuse [...]

The post Former United Nations Boss Claims UN Employs 3,300 Pedophiles appeared first on Your News Wire.

03:02

Brand WTF of the week: Twitter decides to help Alex Jones spread lies Fast Company

Although several other corporations moved to de-platform Alex Jones this week, Twitter contends its up to journalists to debunk the known misinformation-spreader. How nice for journalists!

One of the worst things most people can imagine is the horror of losing ones child to gun violence. For Veronique De La Rosa and Leonard Poznerwhose six-year old son, Noah Pozner, was one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook shooting six years agothe mourning has been compounded by a harassment campaign on- and offline. The couple has had to switch residences seven times in the years since the tragedy, in order to avoid a group of people who believe this very real suffering is all part of an elaborate hoax.

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03:01

Editor of UK 'Jewish News' says his paper was wrong to call Jeremy Corbyn an 'existential threat' to Jewish life Signs of the Times

Britain's three most prominent Jewish weekly newspapers - Jewish News, the Jewish Chronicle and the Jewish Telegraph - published a joint front page describing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as an "existential threat" to British Jews on 25 July. Stephen Oryszczuk is foreign editor of Jewish News. Here, he speaks exclusively to The Canary in a personal capacity about why he feels the attack was wrong. But beyond that, he suggests how we can come together to fight the scourge of antisemitism, and how to do so without hindering free speech and justified criticism of Israel. PART I - Who is Stephen Oryszczuk? Q: Could you introduce yourself? A: I'm foreign editor at Jewish News (JN), the UK's largest Jewish newspaper, one of the three papers that just published a shared front page attacking the Labour Party over antisemitism. That random assortment of consonants after my first name is Ukrainian origin. I've been in this role for six years, and speak here in a personal capacity. Before the JN I was an editor at a Jewish news TV channel based abroad. Q: But you're not Jewish, I understand? A: Nope, although there may be some J-genes back there on my dad's side, probably the ones that manifest as love of food. Q: How did you come to work for a Jewish newspaper? A: By complete accident! I've been covering the Jewish world for a long time now, particularly Israel. The boss of the TV channel actually preferred his journalists to be non-Jews. He said we could be more objective. I'm not sure that's true, but that was his take on it. I've always been taught to look at things objectively, to keep my head when all about are losing theirs. It's so important given the passions on the subjects I cover. Unfortunately, last week passion became apoplexy.

03:00

Solar geoengineering could fail to prevent damage to crop yields' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Releasing aerosols into the atmosphere in order to limit the rise in global temperature would... The post Solar geoengineering could fail to prevent damage to crop yields' appeared first on Carbon Brief.

03:00

LeBron James School To Cost Taxpayers 4 Times More Than Hes Donating Your News Wire

Trump critic and basketball superstar LeBron James new public school will cost taxpayers approximately four times more than his foundation will donate to the school per year, a new report says. LeBron James, who recently [...]

The post LeBron James School To Cost Taxpayers 4 Times More Than Hes Donating appeared first on Your News Wire.

03:00

U.S. Bankruptcies Soars As The Country Grapples With An Unprecedented Debt Problem Activist Post

By Michael Snyder America, you officially have a debt problem, and I am not just talking about the national debt.  Consumer bankruptcies are surging, corporate...

03:00

Reflecting sun's rays would cause crops to fail, scientists warn RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Research shows geoengineering method intended to combat climate change would have adverse effect on agricultureProposals to combat climate change by reflecting the sun's rays back into space would cause widespread crop failure, cancelling out any benefits to farming from the reduction in warming, according to new research.By examining the effects of volcanic eruptions on agriculture which has a similar effect to proposed artificial methods of scattering solar radiation through aerosols [...]

03:00

Will Dimming the Sun Cool the Planet and Help Crops? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Solar geoengineering would ease heat stress, but also block vital sunlight for plants -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

02:55

Report: Now the SEC is looking into Elon Musks tweets Fast Company

Elon, we need to talk.

In case you havent heard, Elon Musk tweeted yesterday and rocketed his companys stock. Now, the Securities and Exchange Commission is asking questions. Thats according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, citing sources. The SEC is not commenting on a possible investigation and Tesla has not yet returned a request for comment.

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02:55

ABC: Dangerous bacteria: Vibro Vulnificus in Florida ocean hospitalizes 13, kills 3 Health Nut News

Just weeks ago, warnings were issued about vibrio vulnificus, a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera and thrives in warm saltwater, being found in the ocean at popular beaches. To date, several people have already died. (The deadly bacteria can also be contracted from consuming raw seafood like oysters.) The Sarasota County Health Department apologized for not []

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02:44

Psychological Techniques Used to Keep Kids Online cryptogon.com

Parental controls. Use them. Via: AP: Childrens advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industrys practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. The advocates, citing research that links excessive use of social media and video games with depression and academic troubles, say its unethical for psychologists []

02:40

Will Energy Efficiency Stall Climate Disruption? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Read time: 4 minsIn the race against the increasingly widespread and devastating consequences of climate change, solutions tend to focus on products and technologies. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, biofuels, carbon capture and storage, and geoengineering get much of the attention, in part because they lead us to believe we can continue acting as usual. Those technologies must be part of the solution, but we must also consider our wasteful behaviors. Conserving energy means [...]

02:38

Labours Crisis is Over Israel, Not Anti-semitism Dissident Voice

If there is indeed an anti-semitism problem in the UKs Labour party, it is not in the places where the British corporate media have been directing our attention. What can be said with even more certainty is that there is rampant hatred expressed towards Jews in the same British media that is currently decrying the supposed anti-semitism of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Here is a piece of what I hope is wisdom, earned the hard way as a reporter in Israel over nearly two decades. I offer it in case it helps to resolve the confusion felt by some still pondering the endless reports of Labours supposed anti-semitism crisis.

Racism towards Palestinians

In the first year after my arrival in Israel in late 2001, during the most violent phase of Israels suppression of the Palestinians second intifada, I desperately tried to make sense of the events raging around me. Like most new reporters, I searched for experts at that time, mostly left wing Israeli analysts and academics. But the more I listened, the less I understood. I felt like a ball in a pinball machine, bounced from one hair-trigger to the next.

My problem was exacerbated by the fact that, unlike my colleagues, I had chosen to locate myself in Nazareth, the largest Palestinian city in Israel, rather than in a Jewish area or in the occupied territories. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians seemed much more complex when viewed through the prism of Palestinian citizens living inside a self-declared Jewish state.

The Israeli experts I contacted deplored the brutality of the occupation unequivocally and in ways it was difficult not to admire, given the morass of anti-Palestinian sentiment and self-righteousness into which the rest of Israeli society was rapidly sinking. But each time I latched on to such an Israeli in the hope of deepening my own understanding, something they said would knock me sideways.

As readily as they condemned the occupation, they would laud the self-evidently bogus liberal democratic credentials of a Jewish state, one that I could see from my location in Nazareth was structurally organised to deny equal rights to its Palestinian citizens. Or the experts would echo the Israeli governments inciteful claims that this largely quiescent Palestinian minority in Israel a fifth of the population was at best a demographic threat to the Jewish majority, and at worst a Trojan horse secretly working to destroy the Jewish state from within.

The very racism towards Palestinians in the occupied territories these experts eschewed, they readily flaunted when discussing Palestinians inside Israel. Were they really leftists or covert ethnic chauvinists?

Appearances can be deceptive

It was many months before I could make sense of this puzzle. An answer was only possible when I factored in the Israeli states official ideology: Zionism.

Israe...

02:35

Vicious Cycle: How Government Solutions Spiral into Bigger Problems The Daily Sheeple

Government creates a problem. Government becomes more authoritarian to solve that problem. This creates more problems. Government becomes even more authoritarian

This is basically the story of the war on drugs, the oppression of teens, the wars in the middle eastevery bubble, burst, and bailout, ad infinitum.

Where the government intervenes, you can be sure that bigger problems will spring forth.

Like the Hydra of Greek Mythology, two more serpent heads sprout each time one is severed.

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02:33

Palestine Ambassador to UK: Israels Actions Against Flotilla are Piracy MintPress News

The mission of Palestine to the UK hosted a press conference yesterday with two international activists who were on board the Gaza-bound 2018 Freedom Flotilla. The two boats making up the flotilla, one Swedish and another Norwegian, made their way to the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the siege imposed on the territory since 2007.

Dr. Swee Chai Ang, a consultant orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Medical Aid for Palestinians, was on board Al-Awda boat, which was carrying 22 activists from various countries across the world. The Norwegian fishing boat, which had been donated and fitted with an engine, was violently boarded by the Israeli navy on 29 July and all the activists on board were detained and held in Israeli prison before they were deported back to their countries.

Journalist Iain Diez was one of 12 international activists on board the Swedish boat Freedom, the second boat to be boarded by the Israeli navy in international waters as they approached Gaza. Diez was the first of the Freedom crew members to be deported. He arrived in London on Sunday morning after being held in Israeli prisons for 24 hours and signing a voluntary deportation form.

Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, Manuel Hassassian, said in his opening remarks:

The flotilla was attacked in international waters. It was not in the Israeli territorial waters, which means that this is piracy par excellence, and to confiscate what was on the boat in itself epitomizes what Israel is all about.

[Angs] courage and her determination to be on the flotilla, and the way that the Israeli pirates have dealt with these human rights activists is another badge of dishonour to humanity, he continued.

Ang described her motivation for taking part in Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, expressing her commitment to the Palestinian cause and her desire to see justice restored to the Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.

My life is divided into two parts, before I met Palestinians and after, Ang told members of the press. Before I met Palestinians, I exist, she explained. After I met Palestinians, I resist, and the resistance is not violent resistance. Its a resistance inspired by the steadfastness of the Palestinians.

We were captured, she added, but [the flotilla] is a declaration of hope, of solidarity, of love with the Palestinian people, and thats what its all about.

Before relating her account of the takeover of Al-Awda, An...

02:30

This new fund is preserving the sites of African American history Fast Company

We wanted to build a social impact community to create a shared vision to tell the full history of our nation.

In August 2017, a rally of hate groups protesting the removal of two statues honoring Confederate generals turned violent and deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a sad, tragic, and generally grotesque event. But it also sparked a counter-wave of black history preservation efforts, to ensure that more Americans remember the past correctly.

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02:25

Facebook Now Wants Your Banking Data Activist Post

By Mac Slavo Social media giant Facebook, which has been embroiled in privacy scandals lately now wants banks to give them your financial information in...

02:22

Award-Winning Journalist John Pilger Calls Out Medias Silence on Juilian Assange MintPress News

DB:John, what is the latest we know about how Julian Assange is being treated and his current state?

John Pilger: His state of health is just about the same, as I understand it. He needs medical attention, the kind of treatment you get only in a hospital. But it has been made clear to him that if he attempts to go to a hospital he will not be given free passage and he will be arrested. Since he was arrested in 2010, Assange has not been charged with a single crime. His treatment amounts to the most unprecedented persecution. Julian could leave the embassy if his own government, the government of his homeland, Australia, applied legitimate diplomatic pressure on behalf of its citizen. We must ask ourselves why this hasnt happened.

My own feeling is that there is a great deal of collusion between the Australian, the British and the US governmentsmeant to close down WikiLeaks completely and/or deliver Julian Assange to the Americans. Recently the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, traveled with senior officials to London and to Washington and raised the whole matter of Julian. But they raised it in a way that didnt support the idea that a government should represent its citizens. These people listened to the more powerful governments. In Washington they met Mr. Pompeo, who refused to discuss Assange altogether. I think there is collusion which amounts to an attempt to try to do a deal with Assange whereby hemight be allowed free passage of return to Australia if he shuts down WikiLeaks. I think that is very, very likely.

As I understand Julian, this is something he would not even contemplate. But that might be one of the so-called wretched deals that are being offered Assange. Some very strange things are being said by senior members of these two governments. The new foreign secretary of the United Kingdom, Jeremy Hunt, said sarcastically that the British police would offer Julian a warm welcome when he came out, when he would face serious charges. There are no serious charges. He hasnt been charged with anything.

Was Hunt referring to a deal which has already been done with the United States on extradition? I dont know. But this is the milieu of machination around someone who has the right of natural justice concerning his freedom. Putting aside freedom of speech, the persecution of this man has been something that should horrify all free-thinking people. If it doesnt horrify us, then we have surrendered something very valuable.

DB: Among those who should be especially horrified are those of us in the journalistic community. John, I would like you to explain once again why Julian Assange is such a significant journalist, why so many journalistic institutions have collaborated with him based on the information he provided. We are talking about a publisher and reporter w...

02:21

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Gentle" -- August 8, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - August 8, 2018


(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)


The Cabal-MIC have been defeated and all that remains are remnants.


"If we can't have the world, then no one will."


The remainder of the Cabal know that they are beyond the point of ever fulfilling their agenda to enslave us.


All they wish now is to bring us down with them.


They will not succeed.


The restoration of the Republic is occurring in real time.


The 2nd Civil War is being discretely and effectively fought.


A gentle transition is being made for the masses to let go of the old way of life which the Cabal designed for us to keep us in debt slavery.


Zimbabwe is now on course to becoming the most wealthiest nation in the world.


Zimbabwe will have the most valuable currency in the world backed by abundant rare earth materials.


The RV is currently on track to release and can be expected at any moment (ideally between 11:58 PM EDT and 12:01 AM EDT any day of the week).


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02:21

Bye, Bye, Bugs: 12 Plants to Keep the Bugs Away The Daily Sheeple

Protecting your garden and yourself from unwanted pests can be a hassle. Spraying your greens or your body with chemicals may be tempting, but hold off on that. Mother Nature has given us many gifts and among them are insect-repelling plants. According to MotherNatureNetwork.com, there are 12 plants that can help be used as natural bug repellents.

Rosemary  Not just for home cooking, this popular herb is also an effective repellent against mosquitoes and other insects harmful to vegetables. This, according to FantasticGardeners.co.uk, is what makes rosemary a good companion plant. Even its cuttings are good at warding off insects. This is one multipurpose herb that would be welcome in the backyards of home cooks and gardeners alike.

Basil  If mosquitoes and house flies are your biggest problem, then basil is a plant you have to keep around your home. The scent of basil is especially repulsive to these insect invaders, so keep pots of basil by your doors and outdoor areas.

Mint  Like basil, mint is an excellent plant to use against mosquitoes. Unlike basil, mint is a tenacious and aggressive plant that can spread like weeds if left on the ground. Because of this, mint is best planted in pots to make it the problem of mosquitoes and not yours.

Lavender  Its scent is known to calm and relax people, but most unwanted insects absolutely hate it. A bouquet of lavender will keep mosquitoes, fleas, house flies and moths away from any room of your house.

Lemon thyme  This hardy plant is unlike the others because the plant wont repel insects by itself. To get the most out of lemon thyme, you need to crush the leaves to release the chemicals in the plant. An unusual plant to keep, its still one that works well against cabbage maggots, tomato hornworms, cabbage loopers, and corn earworms.

Lemongrass  Citronella is marketed as an effective mosquito repellent, so the plant where citronella comes from is just as good. Found only in South Florida, lemongrass does well both in a pot and in the ground, so you can use it in your home and in your garden.

Petunias  This colorful and popular flower is surprisingly effective at dealing with insects. Rather than repelling or outright killing them, petunias trap ins...

02:17

Record-breaking heatwave pushing hospitals into emergency measures RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Unprecedented summer crisis leaves ambulances queueing outside hospitalsHospitals are having to adopt winter-style emergency measures, including turning away patients through being busy, as the NHS struggles to cope with illnesses caused by the heatwave in the UK.Patients are being treated in corridors, and queues of ambulances are building up outside A&E units in what hospital bosses say are unprecedented scenes for the summerwhich is usually the quietest time of year for the NHS. [...]

02:14

More Tribal Groups Join Lawsuit with NRDC Fighting FCC Rule Change for 5G Small Cell Towers Installation Activist Post

By B.N. Frank There have been many reasons provided by countless health and security experts why the U.S. should drop out of this totally moronic...

02:13

Senator Rand Paul delivers letter from Trump to Putin while on trip to Russia Signs of the Times

US Senator Rand Paul has said he delivered a letter from US President Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin's administration. Moscow says that it will consider it in the near future. "I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin's administration," the senator from Kentucky wrote on Twitter. Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin's press secretary, confirmed that a missive had been received "through diplomatic channels," and will soon be delivered to the president's administration. According to Paul, the letter "emphasized the importance of further engagement" between Washington and Moscow "in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges."

02:11

The Truth Is In Here: Unlocking Mysteries of The Unknown WorldTruth.Tv

In the pre-internet Stone Age of the 20th century, knowledge-seekers had only a few options when they had a burning question that needed to be answered. They could head to their local library, ask a smarter relative, or embrace the sales pitch of Time-Life Books, the book publishing arm of Time Inc. that marketed massive, []

02:09

A Border Patrol Agent Violated the Fourth Amendment When He Shot Across the US-Mexico Border, Striking Boy 10 Times MintPress News

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a United States Border Patrol agent did not have qualified immunity and could be sued for violating the Fourth Amendment, when he shot across the border and killed a boy in Mexico.

The court made clear that the Constitution does not stop at the border, and that agents should not have constitutional immunity to fatally shoot Mexican teenagers on the other side of the border fence, declared Lee Gelernt, the deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Unions Immigrants Rights Project. The ruling could not have come at a more important time, when this administration is seeking to further militarize the border.

The ACLU was among attorneys that brought the suit on behalf of the family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The 16-year-old boy was killed on October 10, 2012, in Nogales, Mexico, while walking on a street that runs parallel to the border.

According to the allegations against Border Patrol Officer Lonnie Swartz, Rodriguez fired at least 14 bullets across the border. The boy was hit by about 10 bullets.

Rodriguez was not committing a crime. He did not throw rocks or engage in any violence or threatening behavior against anyone or anything, and he did not otherwise pose a threat to Swartz or anyone else. He was just walking down a street in Mexico.

The boy was on Calle Internacional, which the decision [PDF] describes as a main thoroughfare lined with commercial and residential buildings.

The American side of the border is on high ground, atop a cliff or rock wall that rises from the level of Calle Internacional. The ground on the American side is around 25 feet higher than the road, and a border fence rises another 20 or 25 feet above that.

As the decision notes, Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Arizona, are in some respects one town divided by the border fence. Families live on both sides of the border, and people go from one side to the other to visit and shop.

The boys grandparents live in Arizona, and his grandmother would often stay with him when his mother was at work.

Based on the facts alleged in the complaint, Swartz violated the Fourth Amendment. It is inconceivable that any reasonable officer could have thought that he or she should kill [Rodriguez] for no reason, the appeals court states.

The appeals court maintains Swartz could not argue the Fourth Amendment did not apply because Rodriguez was a Mexican citizen on Mexican soil. [Swartz] acted on American soil subject to American law.

Applying the Constitution in this case would simply say that American officers must not shoot innocent non-threatening people for no reason, the appeals court adds. Enforcing that rule would not unduly restrict what the United States could do either here or abroad. So under the particula...

02:09

Most People Have No Idea Theres A Massive Underground Lake In Missouri WorldTruth.Tv

There is a lot going on underneath the Show Me State. Beneath our feet are thick beds of limestone that, in some places, are slowly being dissolved by groundwater. This natural occurrence creates caves, which is why youll find over 6,000 caves in our great state. Another unique formation you can find in the Missouri []

02:08

21 top tips to take control of your health Health Nut News

To help commemorate 21 years of offering the most up-to-date health information available, here are 21 of my top health tips to guide you on your journey. The topics are all-encompassing, so while you may not be able to do all of them right now, beginning with a few will begin to improve your overall []

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02:06

Poroshenko confirms meeting with Manafort's team in 2014, 6 days after denying any connection Signs of the Times

Before he became the victor in Ukraine's 2014 snap presidential election, businessman Petro Poroshenko was scrambling to put together a winning campaign. That's when his top strategist met with Paul Manafort, RFE/RL has confirmed. "We had a meeting, yes, but no relationship" with Manafort's team, Poroshenko spokeswoman Darya Khudyakova confirmed to RFE/RL by phone on August 8. The confirmation stands in contrast to an official statement sent to RFE/RL from Poroshenko's administration on August 2, which read: "Petro Poroshenko's team has never cooperated with Manafort, nor with his people. Proposals came from them among others, but they were not even considered." RFE/RL inquired about the meeting between the teams of Manafort and Poroshenko after an email surfaced this month ahead of Manafort's trial, which is playing out in a U.S. district court in Alexandria, Virginia.

02:06

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito Disease Danger Days' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Research Report by Climate Central Download report PDF Among the many consequences of human-caused climate change is a change in the pattern, incidence and location of some diseases spread by biting mosquitoes, ticks and flies. These diseases pose a significant public health challenge globally, including in the United States. The number of mosquito disease danger days is increasing across much of the U.S. as temperatures rise, representing a [...]

02:05

Cameroons anglophone war: A rifle as the only way out RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The first journalist to spend time with an anglophone armed group in Cameroon explores how the conflict is changing the lives of fighters, civilians and refugees.

02:05

Now you can have the WeWork experience la carte Fast Company

The shared workspaces company is advancing its strategy of hooking businesses while theyre young and scrappy.

When a steam pipe in New Yorks Citys Flatiron district exploded in July, many of the surrounding buildings were shut down for several days. Dan Reich, CEO of Troops, a company that makes automated collaboration software for sales teams, couldnt get into his office.

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02:03

You Want Freedom? Join Us August 11th for a 15 Minute Meditation! The Event Chronicle

It is time to take action again! It is time to take the destiny of our world in our own hands! We all agree that the process of planetary liberation is taking too long. Here is our chance to collectively speed up the process. Therefore we are using the opportunity of the Solar eclipse on August 11th to create a portal through which we will unify our consciousness and enlighten the energy field around the planet.

Make this viral! Share it worldwide! Please post it on your websites and blogs. Invite spiritual groups to join us. If you know an alternative media outlet, you can send it to them. You can create a Facebook group for your local group of people doing this in your part of the world. We also need one main Facebook group for this event. You can create a video about this and post it on Youtube.

Scientific studies have confirmed positive effects of mass meditations on human society, so each of you that will participate in this meditation can actually help bringing the Event and Full Disclosure closer to us:

When large numbers of people get together and meditate at the same time, it has an energetic ripple effect on the consciousness of the surrounding people. People who arent even meditating are impacted by the effects of the meditators.

http://thespiritscience.net/2015/06/18/studies-show-group-meditation-lowers-crime-suicide-deaths-in-surrounding-areas/

http://www.worldpeacegroup.org/washington_crime_study.html

This meditation helps the Light forces to ground the energy of Light on the surface of the planet to resolve the deadlock between the Light and the dark forces, finally setting humanity free. Number of people doing that meditation is the single most influential factor within the power of the surface human population for speeding up the process.

We will be doing this meditation at the moment of the maximum of the Solar eclipse on Saturday, August 11th at 2:11 am PDT in Los Angeles.

This equals 11:11 am EET in Cairo, 11:11 am CEST in Paris, 10:11 pm BST in London, 5:11 am EDT in New York, 4:11 am CDT in Chicago, 3:11 am MDT in Denver and 5:11 pm CST in Taipei.

You can check the time of the meditation for your time zone here:

Key to Freedom Meditation Time Calculator

Guided Meditation Video

See below for videos in other languages. 

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02:00

The Non-University and the Manager Dissident Voice

We have been seeing over the last few decades the birth of the non-university, an institution hollowed out of its seminal functions: teaching and scholarship.  Such an institution emphasises the functions of commerce and branding not dissimilar to the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (Dutch East India Company), dedicated to goods and services and the establishment of trading hubs.  In 2007, the Vice Chancellor of Griffith University would note how 11 Australian universities including my own have 5 or more campuses.

Pedagogical instruction has become a matter of popularity contests, fuelled by giddy grade inflations on the part of academics who are, lets face it, often not doing the actual grading.  That part of the process is reserved for toiling sessional or casual workers who scrape, labour and hope, often in vain, that they will find a spot of middle-class security.  Their life is one of temporary contracts and elusive tenure, a true academic underclass seduced by the elusion of patronage.

The issue of research has also been hijacked by the circuitous nature of research grants.  The non-university specialises in workshops run by robotic consultants and endless sessions peppered by power points, preparing the unwise academic for an uncertain future where time is spent in a ceaseless drive for irrelevance.  When a grant is received, it is specifically tailor made for insipid trendiness, the latest pop sensation that creates pop-up industries and employment for minions.  Universities will, naturally, take a cut.  Importantly, getting one grant will mean getting another.  A family of sort crops up, and you are guaranteed a line of funding that does not necessarily need proof of use or evidence of worth.  Grants, in other words, displace scholarship.

Heading, controlling and asphyxiating the non-university is the layer of not infrequently venal officialdom known as managers.  Their impending influence across society was already given a good reading by James Burnham, whose The Managerial Revolution (1941) remains all too relevant.  Central to his thesis was the claim that capitalist society would ultimately transform into a managerial one, one where the masses would be told in no uncertain terms that the classless society was an illusion, with state institutions essentially becoming the property of management.

Central to the incidence of university management is the divorce between owning the means of production and the control of their distribution.  Adolf A. Berle and Gardiner C. Means supplied the relevant observations in ...

01:58

Twitter resists the pressure, says Alex Jones will not be banned because he hasn't broken their rules Signs of the Times

The Twitter accounts of Alex Jones and his show Infowars have not been suspended because the conspiracy theorist hasn't violated the rules of the social network service, company CEO has explained. "We didn't suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that's hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn't violated our rules," Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey said. However, Twitter will enforce a ban if Jones does violate the rules, the internet entrepreneur said, adding that the platform will "continue to promote a healthy conversational environment by ensuring tweets aren't artificially amplified."

01:55

Afghanistan Becomes Ground Zero for an ISIS Resurgence MintPress News

Over the past few months, ISIS has renewed its efforts to expand its influence in Afghanistan. While ISIS cells are active in most of the country, ISIS main stronghold is the province Nangarhar.

ISIS in Afghanistan has received additional manpower for its expansion from Syria and Iraq where the terrorist groups self-proclaimed caliphate was recently defeated. Many ISIS field commanders and fighters fled the country and joined the Afghan branch of the terrorist group.

Another factor contributing to the growth of ISIS influence is a poor humanitarian, economic and social situation in the country. According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Afghan government controls only about 56-57% of the country. About 29% of the country is contested between the government, the Taliban, and ISIS. The rest of the country is mostly controlled by the Taliban.

Afghanistan government control map

Source | Al Jazeera

A major part of the population dislikes intensely the ISIS ideology. However, one of the problems of the Taliban is that the movement has not been able to improve the live conditions of the young population in the areas it controls. ISIS exploits this displeasure to recruit new members in the government-held, contested and even Taliban-held areas.

The Taliban is actively opposing the ISIS expansion. On August 1, the Taliban carried out a large-scale operation against ISIS in the northern province of Jawzjan defeating the terrorist group there. According to the Taliban news agency, Voice of Jihad, 153 ISIS members were killed and over 100 others were injured in the Taliban operation. 134 terrorists were captured by the Afghan movement. A day later, the provincial authorities linked to the Kabul government said that 250 ISIS members had surrendered to the government. These terrorists fled the Taliban operation.

At the same time, the Taliban has increased its attacks against the US-backed Kabul government aiming to strengthen its influence across the country and to gain additional support among the local population,...

01:53

The 2018 Fast Company Innovation Festival Returns with an All-New Look Fast Company

Dont miss this whos who of visionaries and creatives, 100-plus behind-the-scenes company visits, and much more.

The fourth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival returns to New York City, October 22 to 26. Featuring leading executives and creative professionals from across the tech, entertainment, and business worlds, the event offers a mix of interactive workshops and engrossing panel discussions. The remarkable breadth of content, experiences, and ideas is reflected in the festivals dynamic new logo.

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01:51

This is the Real, Americanized, Nazi-Dominated, Ukraine MintPress News

Such important reality as is shown in this picture is virtually unpublishable in mainstream US newsmedia, because US newsmedia need to deceive their public about the most important international realities such as that the US imposed upon Ukraine a nazi regime against Russia, and the US now lies to accuse Russia for doing what Russia must do in order to protect itself from the US nazi regime next-door.

The Azov Battalion uses the Nazi Wolfsangel symbol as its logo. Its founder Andriy Biletsky (center) has moved to ban race mixing in the Ukranian parliament. (Azov/Twitter)

This picture is among many which were originally published in the excellent 4 July 2018 article by Asa Winstanley at The Electronic Intifada. His article was headlined Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine. That article focuses upon Israels strong support for the racist-fascist (or ideologically nazi) Government of Ukraine. (Click onto it to see the documentation its Israeli nazis, against Russians, not against Jews, though theyre allied with ones that are against both, which is why the US did this aiming to conquer ultimately Russia.)

Israel does this as part of the US-led coalition in support of the current racist-fascist Government of Ukraine, which Government was installed in a bloody coup that US President Barack Obama started planning by no later than 2011 and started operationalizing on 1 March 2013 and carried out in February 2014 under the cover of US State Department and CIA-generated anti-corruption mass demonstrations on Kievs Maidan square, but some of whose US-funded snipers have already gone public (though not in US newsmedia) describing how they were hired to do it, and how they did it.

How, then, can anybody believe the US newsmedia, which hide these clear realities, instead of ever having reported them to...

01:50

China retaliates: 25% tariffs on $16 billion worth of US goods, oil and cars Signs of the Times

Beijing has announced plans to retaliate immediately against the latest round of US tariffs on Chinese imports by slapping a wide range of American products, worth $16 billion, with a 25 percent levy. According to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the measure will come into effect on August 23, the same day as America's latest levies. Products being targeted now include crude oil, cars, steel and medical equipment. The measure comes shortly after Washington released the latest list of Chinese goods worth $16 billion that are set to face a 25 percent tariff. The step brought the total worth of Chinese goods facing a 25 percent tariff to $50 billion. Trade tensions between the US and China have been intensifying over recent months with each country imposing levies on mutual imports with extra duties. In July, Washington imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. US President Donald Trump accused Beijing of "being vicious" on trade, stressing that Chinese measures were targeting US farmers on purpose.

01:42

Libyan Army calls on Putin to help solve the Libya crisis amid foreign support for jihadists, efforts to hinder elections Signs of the Times

The Libyan National Army (LNA) earlier accused Turkey and Qatar of supporting jihadist militants in the country, also stating that Rome, who has supported the Government of National Accord (GNA), hinders attempts to hold elections. "The Libyan problem also needs engagement from Russia and President Putin himself, the removal of external actors, for example, Turkey, Qatar, specifically Italy, from the Libyan arena. Russian diplomacy should play an important role in this issue," LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari said on Wednesday. Earlier today the spokesman told Sputnik that more than 100 LNA servicemen, who had been injured in clashes with extremists, have received medical treatment in Russia, adding that it had made "a good impression on the armed forces." He also noted that the LNA plans to carry out presidential and parliamentary elections in December.

01:40

ECETI News -- Sirius News Operation Disclosure



Sirius News

A Message from the Brilliance in Commerce:

The annual 8:8 Lionsgate occurs on August 8th during the month of Leo, the Lion. It is the time of year when our planet aligns with Star Sirius and the Galactic Center, creating a harmonious portal that unites matter and antimatter.

The powerful energies of the Lions Gate portal are assisting Gaia through the Gateways of Time and into the higher dimensions that are guarded by the Royal Sirian Lions of yesterday and tomorrow.

Often called the Dog Days of Summer, the star Sirius (Dog Star) rises and sets with our sun between July 3 and August 11th. During this time Sirian indigo light uplifts humanity and opens portals to the halcyon days of Lemuria. The 8-8 Lions Gate opens the hallways of time to ancient history when Sirian Masters traveled to Earth and taught the principles of Ascension.

The ancient Egyptians celebrated the annual event when Star Sirius aligned with the Great Pyramid forming a frequency receptor of celestial light transmission. While the Lions Gate is open, we are blessed with increased power and strength to change the world as a planetary sanctuary for all life.

01:38

Message for the Resistance Movement: August 7, 2018 The Event Chronicle

Message for the Resistance Movement: August 7, 2018

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This article (Message for the Resistance Movement: August 7, 2018) was originally published on The Portal and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

01:37

Rock and a hard place: Mogherini aide says EU will punish own companies if they comply with US sanctions on Iran Signs of the Times

European companies doing business with Iran could soon find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Should they comply with US sanctions and abandon Tehran, they may in turn face sanctions in their home EU. If European companies cave in to US President Donald Trump's threat of secondary sanctions and stop doing business in Iran, they will be punished by the EU itself, says the aide to Federica Mogherini, the bloc's foreign policy chief. "If EU companies abide by US secondary sanctions they will, in turn, be sanctioned by the EU," Nathalie Tocci told BBC Radio 4 in an interview on Monday night, as reported by NBC.

01:35

Truck swallowed up by sinkhole in Worcester, Massachusetts Signs of the Times

Crews rescued a driver after his truck was swallowed up by a sinkhole in the water main break in Worcester, Massachusetts. In the video, the driver can be seen driving his truck into the water that obscured the sinkhole. The truck immediately sinks as the driver quickly climbed out the passenger window. According to a tweet from WFXT, the man was rescued shortly after the incident. A large swath of Worcester's Greendale neighborhood was still flooded after the water main break Tuesday afternoon. Worcester Emergency Management asked residents to avoid that part of the city after the water main break.

01:33

Britain needs a new Anti-Nazi League Dear Kitty. Some blog

Thousands march through London as part of the Anti-Nazi League in 1978

By Ceren Sagir in Britain:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Labour calls for new movement following the rise of the far right

LABOUR spoke out today for the launch of a new nationwide movement to resist racism and the growth of the far right in Britain.

The move follows an increase in fascist demonstrations, the storming of Bookmarks bookshop and Tory MP Boris Johnsons Islamophobic comments.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said anti-racists should build on the work of the Anti-Nazi League (ANL), which was founded in the late 1970s in response to the growth of the National Front and was backed by trade unions and leading musicians of the time such as The Clash.

This music video is called The Clash at Rock Against Racism Victoria Park London 1978.

Mr McDonnell said: We can no longer ignore the rise of far-right politics in our society. Maybe its time for an ANL-type cultural and political campaign to resist.

He said the movement successfully combated the far right through the mass mobilisation of trade unionists and anti-racist campaigners.

The ANL pioneered highly influential cultural movements...

01:32

North America's first EF-4 tornado of the year strikes Manitoba, Canada Signs of the Times

North America's first EF4 tornado of 2018 has been confirmed, but it wasn't in the United States. Environment Canada said an EF4 tornado touched down last Friday in Manitoba, Canada. The U.S. averages the most tornadoes in a given year, with 1,253 twisters occurring in the country annually, according to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Canada is a distant second, averaging about 100 tornadoes per year, NCEI also noted. Parts of southern Canada - particularly from the prairie provinces to southern Ontario and southern Qubec - are most prone to tornadoes. The strongest tornado to ever touch down in Canada was an F5 twister in Elie, Manitoba, on June 22, 2007. Last Friday's EF4 tornado killed a 77-year-old man as it tore through the Alonsa, Silver Ridge and Margaret Bruce Beach areas of western Manitoba during the evening hours.

01:31

Alex Jones even lies about his app store rankings Fast Company

Wrong again, Alex.

Conspiracy theorist/hate-monger Alex Jones said live on his Wednesday broadcast that his Infowars app is the No. 1 news app in both Apples App Store and in Google Play store.

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01:31

More censorship to come: Facebook's 'most sensitive political decisions' to be outsourced to think tanks Signs of the Times

Facebook reportedly plans to hand over political decision-making related to 'propaganda campaigns' to think tanks. The IT giant already uses 'geopolitical expertise' from the group funded by State Department and the US Army. The company's head Mark Zuckerberg wants to outsource "most sensitive political decisions," leaving "geopolitics" to think tanks, Facebook employees privately told Reuters. Facebook is already working closely with the Digital Forensic Research Lab, organized by the US government-funded think tank, the Atlantic Council. The company relies on the lab's "geopolitical expertise" when tackling the 'Russian trolls' allegedly meddling in US election campaigns. Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos explained to reporters that the tech company itself doesn't have "the necessary information"to identify the "relationship between political motivations that we infer about an adversary and the political goals of a nation-state."

01:28

Saudi Government-Linked Account Tweets Threat of 9/11 Style Attack on Canada MintPress News

As tensions between Saudi Arabia and Canada continue to soar after the Canadian Foreign Ministry dared to condemn the kingdoms imprisonment of dissidents and human rights activists, a verified Twitter account connected to the Saudi government tweeted a graphic on Monday that appeared to threaten Toronto with a 9/11-style attack.

The imagewhich was deleted after it sparked widespread outrageshowed an Air Canada jet flying in the direction of the 1800-foot CN Tower, invoking memories of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center that killed thousands, including 26 Canadians.

 

Overlaying the image was the quote, He who interferes with what doesnt concern him finds what doesnt please him.

After deleting the initial tweet and replacing it with a graphic without the Canadian jet, the Saudi account apologized for posting the inappropriate image and implausibly claimed that the message behind the graphicwhich was clear as day to most observerswas misinterpreted.

The U.S. must be clear in condemning repression, especially when done by governments that receive our support.
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The Saudi account insisted that the Canadian jet flying toward CN Tower was supposed to represent Riyadhs expulsion of the Canadian ambassador, who was kicked out following Canadas criticism of Saudi Arabias notoriously appalling human rights record. Saudi Arabias Media Ministry later shut down the infographic account and said it is investigating the matter.

Journalists and other commentators from Canada and around the world were wholly unimpressed by Saudi Arabias explanation and apology.

Highlighting the well-known fact that 15 of the 19 September 11th hijackers were Saudi citizens, German political scientist Marcel Dirsus offered the Saudi government some free PR advice: If you represent a kingdom which brought forth the majority of 9/11 attackers, dont use a plane flying into a tower in North America when you have a disagreement with Canada. It doesn...

01:27

And the Oscar goes to . . . shameless pandering to mass audiences Fast Company

The people who run the Oscars make a populist appeal, and it is blowing up in their faces.

In a Hail Mary pass that swiftly caused jaws to drop all across Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences (aka, The Oscars) announced on Wednesday sweeping changes to upcoming Oscars ceremonies. The biggest changeand the most universally abhorred by insiders and observers alikeis the addition of a new category: For outstanding achievement in popular film, as the Academy wrote in a letter to its members that was published by the Hollywood Reporter.

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01:23

4 ways to keep from losing your eyesight (Cataracts) Signs of the Times

The human eye is uniquely equipped to stay young in appearance and health late into life (thanks to the heightened expression of the enzyme telomerase) but not without good nutrition! The gradual clouding of the lens inside of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision - even blindness - is called a cataract. It is believed to be an inevitable part of aging, but it has clearly modifiable risk factors and natural interventions that can be used to slow and even reverse its progression, such as: Avoid Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs: It has been known from animal research for over two decades that statin drugs have the potential to cause the progressive clouding over of the lens of the eye known as cataract, and which is the most common cause of blindness.[1],[2] Post-marketing surveillance of statin drug users also shows that when taken, either alone[3] or in combination with other drugs which inhibit their metabolism, [4] these drugs increase the risk of cataract in those who take them. One of the identified mechanisms for the cataractogenic potential of these drugs is that they are able to gain systemic distribution throughout the body, passing through the blood-brain-barrier and entering the eye itself - particularly the outer cortical region of the lens where cholesterol synthesis is critical - thereby producing lens damage. For more information read our article "Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Eye Damage, JAMA Study Confirms Anew" or view the statin citations on our Cataract page.

01:18

UN Chief Condemns Attack Targeting Venezuela's Maduro New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Antonio Guterres expresses concern about the latest developments in Venezuela and rejects any act of violence.

01:17

New bill banning smoking in public places draws ire in Gauteng, South Africa Signs of the Times

The Gauteng Liquor Forum is calling for the scrapping of the Tobacco Bill which is currently open for public comment. They are arguing that the current Bill is effective but needs a better enforcement plan. The Bill, if passed, seeks to ban the display of all tobacco products. In addition, smokers could face a three months jail sentence if found smoking in public. Dedicated smoking areas in restaurants will also be removed. Chairperson of the Gauteng Liquor Forum, Fanny Mokoena says the banning of smoking in public places will have a negative impact on their members.

01:16

Canada Is Not Alone in Its Diplomatic Beef With Saudi Arabia MintPress News

The failure of Western allies to rally around Canada in its dispute with Saudi Arabia risks luring the kingdom into a false belief that economic sanctions will shield it from, if not reverse mounting criticism of its human rights record and conduct of the war in Yemen. It also risks convincing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that acting with impunity will not impinge on his efforts to attract badly needed foreign investment.

In a sign of the times, Canada was this week not the only country to take a critical approach towards Saudi Arabia. Weeks after announcing the withdrawal of Malaysian troops from the 41-nation, Saudi-sponsored Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC), Malaysian defense minister Mohamad Sabu ordered the immediate closure of the Saudi-backed King Salman Centre for International Peace (KSCIP).

The Saudi-funded centre was established during a visit to Malaysia last year by King Salman to project the kingdom as a leader in the fight against political violence and the promotion of peace. The establishment of the centre constituted a shift in Saudi Arabias soft power strategy that for decades was premised on generous global funding of ultra-conservative strands of Sunni Muslim Islam.

The centre would have also helped extend Saudi influence in Southeast Asia by bringing together Islamic scholars and intelligence agencies in an effort to counter extremist interpretations of Islam in cooperation with the Saudi-funded Islamic Science University of Malaysia, and the Muslim World League, a Saudi governmental non-governmental organization that long served as a vehicle for global propagation of ultra-conservatism.

The Saudi-Canadian spat erupted after Canadas ambassador to the kingdom, Dennis Horak, called on Saudi Arabia to release detained women activists, including Samar Badawi, the sister-in-law of a recently naturalized Canadian citizen, Ensaf Haidar. Ms. Haidar is married to Ms. Badawis brother, Raif Badawi, who was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for promoting freedom of expression and womens rights.

The spat follows similar incidents with Sweden in...

01:16

Decades of Mismanagement Turned US Forests Into Slow-Motion Time Bombs The Daily Sheeple

  • Wildfire experts say poor management, not global warming, is the major reason behind worsening wildfires.
  • Forester Bob Zybach warned decades ago that environmental regulations and less logging would make fires worse.
  • The Trump administration is doing more active management of lands, but is it enough?

Bob Zybach feels like a broken record. Decades ago he warned government officials allowing Oregons forests to grow unchecked by proper management would result in catastrophic wildfires.

While some want to blame global warming for the uptick in catastrophic wildfires, Zybach said a change in forest management policies is the main reason Americans are seeing a return to more intense fires, particularly in the Pacific Northwest and California where millions of acres of protected forests stand.

We knew exactly what would happen if we just walked away, Zybach, an experienced forester with a PhD in environmental science, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Zybach spent two decades as a reforestation contractor before heading to graduate school in the 1990s. Then the Clinton administration in 1994 introduced its plan to protect old growth trees and spotted owls by strictly limiting logging.

Less logging also meant government foresters werent doing as much active management of forests thinnings, prescribed burns and other activities to reduce wildfire risk. (RELATED: Scientists Issue Absurd Doomsday Prediction, Warn Of A Hothouse Earth)

Zybach told Evergreen magazine that year the Clinton administrations plan for naturally functioning ecosystems free of human interference ignored history and would fuel wildfires reminiscent of the Tillamook burn, the 1910 fires and the Yellowstone fire.

Between 1952 and 1987, western Oregon only one major fire above 10,000 acres. The regions relatively fire-free streak ended with the Silver Complex Fire of 1987 that burned more than 100,000 acres in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area, torching rare plants and trees the federal government set aside to protect from human activities. The area has burned several more times since the 1980s.

Mostly fuels were removed through logging, active management which they stopped and grazing, Zybach said in an interview. You take away logging, grazing and maintenance, and you get firebombs.

Now, Oregonians are dealing with 13 wildfires engulfing 185,000 acres. Calif...

01:15

Rekhmire: The First Masonic Grand Master of the Deep State The Event Chronicle

By Moe Bedard

In studying this lost history, I have discovered what appears to be the first known evidence and physical proof of what we can call The First Masonic Grand Master of the Deep State. These Masonic revelations I discovered in the tomb of a very important Egyptian noble and official of the 18th dynasty who served as Governor of the Town of Thebes and Vizier for Pharaohs Thutmosis III and Amenhotep II.

His name is Rekhmire.

The image above shows us Rekhmires Masonic symbols and the way he faces, the position of his feet and also what he holds in his hands are done purposely to indicate his royal authority and also the subjects AKA slaves who were all under his magical sway. He advances with his right foot forward as he holds the Shepards cane/crook in his right hand to control the slaves and in his left hand is the scepter to beat any unruly slaves/masons under the Kings sway that runs behind his body.

In ancient Egypt, Rekhmire held the royal title of Vizier which is the highest-ranking government official, appointed by the pharaoh and acting as his chancellor (chief administrator; Egyptian: taty).

Vizier was a term for the chief administrators of Upper and Lower Egypt during the times when the administration of the country was headed by two officials with the vizier for the North (Lower Egypt, the Nile D...

01:14

Apple, Facebook, YouTube Bans Alex Jones and Infowars Channels blogfactory

Following similar action taken by Apple, Facebook and SpotifyYouTube banned multiple channels operated by Infowars and its founder Alex Jones Monday morning.

Visitors of Jones main YouTube channel were greeted with a message noting that the account had been for terminated for violating YouTubes community guidelines. A channel previously hosting a live stream of his show as well as an Infowars News channel were also taken offline.

YouTube had been a major distribution platform for Jones, who had joined the video platform all the way back in 2008. Before it was shut down Monday, his main channel had more than 2.4 million subscribers. His videos had attracted close to 1.6 billion views.

YouTube had removed a handful of videos posted by Jones for violating the sites community guidelines last month. However, the deletion of his channel didnt happen until other tech platforms stepped up their own efforts against Jones. Over the weekend, Apple removed almost all of the podcasts produced by Infowars.

 

Sieg heil!

Heil HITLER!

 

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01:13

Censorship of conservatives continues: Tommy Robinson's Instagram page removed Signs of the Times

Former English Defense League leader and right-wing activist Tommy Robinson has had his "realtommyrobinson" Instagram account removed. The social media website now displays a message saying "Sorry, this page isn't available." Robinson - whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - was recently released on bail following his appeal against a contempt of court charge. He has suggested that he may fall victim to further bans. In a recent Facebook post, he announced that he can no longer access Instagram. "They have now deleted my Instagram account," he wrote. "Facebook will soon close us down."

01:13

Sinkhole partly swallows car in Toronto Signs of the Times

No injuries were reported after a car fell into a sinkhole in Toronto's Weston neighbourhood early Tuesday morning. Toronto police say they were first alerted to a watermain break on Pine Street, just south of Lawrence Avenue, at around 4 a.m. A few hours later, police say they received calls from concerned residents who said the water rushing from the watermain break had created a sinkhole. Though it's not clear when the car drove into the hole, police say it has since been removed with the help of Toronto Fire Services.

01:05

Democrats Pick Gay, Native American Nominee in Kansas Primary Truthdig RSS

TOPEKA, Kan.Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the states first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.

The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday and will face four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. Democrats are targeting Yoder this fall because Democrat Hillary Clinton narrowly won the district in the 2016 presidential race.

Republicans hold all four Kansas seats in the U.S. House but Democrats hope to flip two of them in November.

Davids was raised by a single mother and earned a law degree from Cornell University. She was a White House fellow during Barack Obamas presidency. And shes a former mixed martial arts fighter who introduced herself to fellow Democrats with a video showing her in the ring and landing solid kicks to a large punching bag. That proved a compelling story for many Democratic voters in a competitive Kansas congressional race.

In a lot of ways, my candidacy and my campaign is just another extension of the non-traditional path that I have in my life, she said in an interview before the primary. What people are seeing is that the traditional way that politics has been done is just not working for so many people.

Davids, from Kansas City, Kansas, endorsed by EMILYs List, which works to elect women who support abortion rights. Shes called for treating gun violence as a public health crisis and supports expanding Medicaids health coverage for more Americans. Shes critical of tax cuts championed by President Donald Trump.

But her closest primary opponent, Kansas City, Kansas, labor attorney Brent Welder, picked up the endorsed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the patriarch of the democratic socialist movement. Sanders campaigned for Welder with New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, its rising star.

Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, of Wisconsin. Her mother served more than 20 years in the Army before working for the U.S. Postal Service.

Davids spent eight years working her way through college and law school. She also was fighting competitively: Online sites devoted to mixed marital arts say she compiled a 1-1 record in professional bouts and a 5-1 record in amateur contests, from 2006 through 2014.

Her Election Day schedule began with a 5:30 a.m. mixed marital arts workout.

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01:02

Venezuela: Legislator Detained Over Failed Assassination Attempt on Maduro MintPress News

Venezuelas Bolivarian Service for National Intelligence (Sebin) detained legislator Juan Requesens Tuesday after evidence was found linking him to the failed assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro last week.

He was linked to the failed attempt by retired military officer Juan Carlos Monasterios, alias Bons, who was also involved in the plot that flew explosive drones over Avenida Bolivar in Caracas.

Monasterios revealed that Requesens was in charge of establishing the contacts in Colombia to host and train a group of young Venezuelans who are members of the Venezuelan opposition.

Monasterios also participated in the attack on the Frente Paramacay on August 6, 2017, and trained a group of Venezuelans in Colombia that same year.

Requesens is a member of the opposition party Primero Justicia or First Justice. Diosdado Cabello, president of Venezuelas National Constituent Assembly, announced they would start proceeding to revoke parliamentary immunity for those legislators involved in the assassination attempt; the first step to begin a trial.

In a public statement, Tuesday president Maduro announced he would use the countrys international accords to request the extradition of at least five people, including a former colonel, who has been implicated in the terror attack and is currently living in the United States or Colombia.

Maduro also alleged the former president of Venezuelas National Assembly Julio Borges was involved in the attack. All the statements (of the six people detained) point to Julio Borges, who lives in a mansion in Bogota protected by the outgoing government of Colombia, Maduro said.

A former police chief, Salvatore Lucchese, who is also in Bogota, also claimed to have played a role in the attack and warned of others in a televised interview. We had an objective, and at the moment we were not able to materialize it 100 percent The armed struggle will continue, he said.

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01:00

Saturn and the Black Sun The Event Chronicle

The Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Cicero called Saturn, Phainon, a word meaning shining. Saturn is where we get our name for Saturday, and Saturnalia was probably the most popular festivals of the Roman calendar. https://atlanteangardens.blogspot.com/2018/07/saturn-and-black-sun-robert-sepehr.html

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00:58

Venezuela: Opposition Legislator Linked to Drone Attack Detained New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Opposition legislator Juan Requesens was detained after being linked to the assassination attempt by retired military officer Juan Carlos Monasterios.

00:57

The Modern Civil War is Being Fought without Guns Operation Disclosure

The Modern Civil War Is Being Fought Without Guns... So Far!

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:15

Source: Zero Hedge | By Tyler Durden

Via EconomicNoise.com,

Does our country run the risk of a civil war? Is such a horrible event even possible today?



The answers are Yes and Yes. Furthermore, a case can be made that we are already in such a civil war.

I received the following via email. The main piece was written by Jack Minzey, a person I was unfamiliar with. His take on this issue seems unique and accurate! According to him, we are already in a Civil War whether we recognize it or not.

Here is the email:

Recently Jack Minzey sent what was to be the final chapter in the long line of books and treatises which he had written. Jack passed away Sunday, 8 April 2018. Professionally, Jack was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein. This is the last of his works:

Civil War

How do civil wars happen?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they cant settle the question through elections because they dont even agree that elections are how you decide whos in charge. Thats the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you sto...

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Google Translate Warns of APOCALYPSE With Bizarre End Times Message About The Antichrist WorldTruth.Tv

Dont bother making plans for Christmas, because weve had the clearest sign of the apocalypse yet straight from the machine that knows everything, the Google. Google Translate has been spitting out some frankly ominous translations (if you type in weird stuff like misspelt words or the word dog repeatedly). One chilling translation said, Doomsday []

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Ron Paul: Truth is Treason in Empire of Lies Operation Disclosure

Truth is Treason in Empire of Lies

Posted on August 8, 2018

Source: Deus Nexus | By DAVID NOVA

Truth is treason in empire of lies: Ron Paul on Big Tech censorship

Original Source: RT

After the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute got suspended on Twitter, the former congressman from Texas told RT that social media crackdowns are part of a broader effort to silence dissent in the US.

Video: https://on.rt.com/9bxo

While social media could be a real delight and very informative, the biggest role social networks are playing is working with the government, Ron Paul told RT on Tuesday. The government is indirectly regulating speech through companies like Twitter and Facebook, he added.

You get accused of treasonous activity and treasonous speech because in an empire of lies the truth is treason, Paul said. Challenging the status quo is what they cant stand and it unnerves them, so they have to silence people.

Paul served in the House of Representatives for over 25 years before retiring in 2013 and setting up the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. The institutes executive director, Daniel McAdams, found himself suspended from Twitter on Monday, apparently for retweeting a comment by radio show host Scott Horton.

Horton, who is also the editorial director of Antiwar.com, was suspended for criticizing journalist Jonathan M. Katz, after Katz complained to Twitter and got former former State Department employee and author Peter Van Buren banned from the platform.

Im just hoping that technology can stay ahead of it all and that we can have real alternatives to the dependency on Twitter and other companies that have been working hand in glove with the government,...

00:55

Container Found That May Have Held Remains of Three Apostles WorldTruth.Tv

Another biblical story becomes closer to reality as archeologists digging on the shore of the Sea of Galilee found a giant stone block with depressions carved into which may have, based on the location of the discovery, contained the remains of apostles Peter, Philip and Andrew. This may also be proof that the area where []

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Lebanese General Security To Start Issuing 10-Year Passports Blog Baladi

About time! The Lebanese General Security will start issuing 10-year passports staring August 10th. The passport will cost 500,000LL which is considerably more expensive than most passports around the world. Nevertheless, Id rather pay 500,000LL rather than pay 300,000LL for a 5 year old passport.

In comparison, a 10 year UK passport costs around $150 while a Canadian passport only costs $160. Germany has one of the worlds most powerful passports and it barely costs $100 to issue a 10-year passport. Lebanon ranks among the weakest passports worldwide.

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(Video) Facebook Purge of Dissenting Voices Could Lead to its Demise? Operation Disclosure



Published on Aug 7, 2018

Alex Jones banned, the Mind Unleashed disappears... Is Facebook's continued purge of dissenting voices on its platform going to lead to the demise of the company? Lets give it a Reality Check

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Actress Alyssa Milano blames 'Russian meddling' for Democrats' loss in Ohio Signs of the Times

Lefty Alyssa Milano is reeling from what looks like another election loss for the Democrats in Ohio. The actress decided to take time to calmly analyse where her party went wrong. Only joking! She blamed Russians of course! The Republicans secured a narrow election win in a conservative area, where the party spent millions on ads and activists. Milano has spoken for a generation of hysterical Democrats by coming to the only conclusion possible - Moscow did it, and may have been in cahoots with the Green Party. The Ohio 12 special election was held after the Republican incumbent Pat Tiberi stepped down. As it stands the Republicans have claimed victory, but the result is so close absentee ballots could still swing it when they're counted later this month. Milano, a famously left-wing actress, managed to hit out at both Russia, the Republicans, the Green Party and the basic workings of democracy on Twitter. She was angry that Democrat challenger Danny O'Connor appears to have fallen just short of what would have been an unlikely win, in part because the Green Party took 1,000 votes.

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Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet The Daily Sheeple

All your base are belong to us. A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets, it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation of the sort enacted in the E.U.

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(Video) What is the Relevance of Q? The Answer will Change Lives Operation Disclosure



Published on Aug 8, 2018

Truth and Art TV special presentation about the Great Awakening, Q anon and the Trump Storm. This is a great video to share with the normies because it focuses on the crux of the issue. Must watch!

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Facebook Now Has a Patent To Literally Use Your Camera and Watch Your Emotional Reactions WorldTruth.Tv

In its latest dystopian innovation, Facebook has decided it would like to surreptitiously spy on people through their cameras, employing contentious facial recognition technology to analyze their emotions in essence, this amounts to reading a persons mind. A recently-resurfaced patent filed by Facebook previously evinces the social media platforms remarkably Orwellian goal of reading users emotions []

00:48

Jon Rappoport -- The War to Destroy Alex Jones, Part Two Operation Disclosure

The war to destroy Alex Jones, Part Two

"You see, censorship is good if the person being censored is someone you don't like. That's right. You didn't know that, did you? That's the secret meaning of the 1st Amendment."


By Jon Rappoport

---Here is how foul the political air is now, how low the 'logic' has sunk. If you don't agree that Facebook censoring a particular person is a good thing, then you must be supporting that censored person. You must be on his side. There is no middle ground. There is no Bill of Rights. There is only like and hate, and hate implies there is a target to be censored---

Whole generations are being raised to think of censorship as a pleasant solution to speech they don't like, people they don't like, ideas they don't like.

I've received an email outlining reasons not to like Alex Jones. It stopped short of saying he should be censored. Instead, it accused me of supporting him. Which of course ISN'T THE ISSUE. The issue is, should Jones be banned.

Several generations know NOTHING about the 1st Amendment or corporate monopoly of the news. All they know is: "shut bad people up."

You could run the following Noam Chomsky quote by such people and see what reaction you get: "If you're really in favor of free speech, then you're in favor of freedom of speech for precisely for views you despise. Otherwise, you're not in favor of free speech."

The reaction you'd get? Some form of non-comprehension. In the case of the massive social-media banning of Alex Jones that occurred yesterday, these know-nothings would say: "Good. I'm glad he's censored."

But if social media giants can ban Jones, they can move right along to another target. They can decide that anyone who speaks out against vaccination is a danger to the community and must be silenced. They can decide anyone who defends Russia for any reason is by implication a Trump supporter, and a menace, and should have his social media presence diminished; perhaps covertly.

Many strange things can be implemented on the basis of "protecting the herd."

The...

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French President Macron Reportedly Indefinitely Cancels Visit to Israel MintPress News

President of France Emmanuel Macron has taken the highly unusual decision of canceling a trip to Israel for the second time.

Last year Macron said he had planned to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority in spring 2018 to voice French support for the continuation of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The trip was postponed to November but sources in Israel are reporting that the rescheduled trip has been postponed indefinitely without any explanation.

The failure of Paris to provide an explanation for the cancellation has led many to speculate on the reasons. Some say that the ongoing controversy surrounding an incident where Macrons bodyguard was filmed assaulting May Day protesters is the reason for the cancellation.

It is also possible that Macrons decision was forced due to clashes in Gaza and a controversial Jewish Nation-State Bill.

Some 155 Palestinians have been shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces after they took part in the Great March of Return protests in the besieged Gaza Strip. The killings have been widely condemned across the world. Macron voiced his opposition to the Israeli aggression saying that the US transfer of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sparked the deadly violence in Gaza and that it did not promote peace.

Its also possible that the French decided against a trip to Israel in protest against the Jewish Nation-State Bill, which critics say institutionalizes apartheid. Meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel at this current moment would have been a sign that of French endorsement of racism and discrimination. The Likud leader is heading the most right-wing coalition in Israels history. The current government includes members that have been denounced by former Israel prime minister Ehud Barak as fascists.

Top Photo | From left, Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose during the opening ceremony of the France-Israel season event, in Paris, June 5, 2018. Christophe Petit Tesson | Pool via AP

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00:46

Anna Von Reitz -- A Big Mistake Operation Disclosure

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A BIG Mistake



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Apparently, Destry and some others, have fallen into the mistaken idea that you can just join a Jural Assembly and voila! You are home again, free and clear, and all questions and issues regarding your identity and political status are magically answered.

Here's a quote from an email I sent out this morning addressing this:

".....you have to work backward from being in international sea jurisdiction to bring in international land jurisdiction and finally, back to being recorded as a living man or woman of the soil jurisdiction owed to this country.

A great deal of time and effort over many decades has been expended in the effort to steal your birthright from you.

You are naive if you think that reclaiming it is going to be effortless or unnecessary.

I wish it could be just a matter of joining a Jural Assembly, but it isn't.

The way they have you classified, it's improper for you to participate in a Jural Assembly until you correct your political status."

You have to think in terms of apples and oranges, living and dead, Spanish and English, employer and employee--- and you can't be a living man who is part of a living assembly of free men and at the same time "be" a corporate franchise. It's not possible. It is an oxymoron proposition like "sovereign citizen". You can be one or the other, not both.

It's the same way with "citizenship". You can serve as an official of the actual State of the Union and thereby function as a "State Citizen", but you cannot at the same time function as a Territorial "State of State" Ci...

00:45

Facts About the Djinn (aka Archons) That Should Make Researchers Sit Up and Take Notice Everywhere The Event Chronicle

The Djinn seem to be shadow people, grey aliens, fairies, and angels, depending upon what the situation requires. There are interesting connections between things we believe are physical and others we know are spiritual. Basically the lecture reframes all of our assumptions about monsters and preternatural beings with an understanding that the djinn are a major manipulative force who could be masquerading as or coordinating with these other beings.

Working with material compiled from a variety of sourcesincluding their own case files, Middle Eastern lore, the Quran, teachings of Islamic scholars, and the latest theories in quantum physicsthe Rosemary explores the relationship between the djinn, demons, fairies, shadow people, and extraterrestrials.

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Anna Von Reitz -- Example of My "Claim for the Life - Lineage Treaty" Operation Disclosure

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Example of My "Claim for the Life - Lineage Treaty"



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

The scanned copy of the actual record will be posted on my website, www.annavonreitz.com (see links at the bottom), which shows the stamps, etc. -- but here is the text showing the kind of detail and verbiage needed to establish your claim to your inheritance as a Natural Person aka Living-Man or Living-Woman:

For the Notice of the Claim for the Life: Lineage-Treaty

Date: November 16, 2017
Place: Big Lake, Alaska
Action: Claim and Conveyance
Presentment: To All Parties

:From the Living-Soul: Anna Maria Riezinger: Anna Maria Riezinger:Woman, Principal, Vessel with Manifest: Anna Maria Riezinger-Living-Soul, Priority Creditor, Paramount Security Interest Holder as of June 6, 1956 holds this Testament-Claim for the Life of Anna Maria Riezinger for the Public Record with this claim of the Fourth Article of the 1666 Cestui Que Vie Act as and with this claim of the writ of Habeas Corpus &: does form this Testament upon the Public Record of the states of the Union of these United States and the Alaska State:

:From the Living-Woman: Anna Maria Riezinger manifest this day alive and well, the living daughter of the Emmett Anthony Riezinger:Father of the Living-Woman: Anna Maria Riezinger. The Emmett Anthony Riezinger:Father from the Peoria-City, of the Illinois-Land-State, born August 14, 1921 with the Chicago-City-Birthplace of the Illinois-Land-State, is the son of the John George Riezinger:Grandfather of the Living-Woman:Anna Maria Riezinger:

:From the Paternal-Grandfather: John George Riezinger of the Living-Woman: Anna Maria Riezinger born June 1, 1879...

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Lawmaker Proposes Implanting Microchips in People to Track Non-Violent Offenders Like Pets Activist Post

By John Vibes Toledo, Ohio This Tuesday, Toledo City Councilman Rob Ludeman suggested that criminals be implanted with microchips so they can be tracked...

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From the mess hall to your kitchen: How the military played a role in America's obesity crisis Signs of the Times

There's no avoiding the debris of modern living on a trip to your local grocery store-rows and rows of foods and products that, if not ready to eat, are designed and packaged to be prepared quickly and to last an age. Makes sense, right? Busy lives require time-saving measures. But it turns out that a considerable quantity of these items exist as a result of food-preservation experiments first conducted by the military, at the nexus of which is the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the U.S. Army's food science lab in Massachusetts. What's more, the military has partnered for decades with private corporations and state universities in order to refine these innovations and to disseminate them as widely into civilian life as possible-a partnership with a federal mandate, it should be noted. Some experts estimate that as many as 70 percent of products found in a typical supermarket originate with, or are influenced by, these experiments conducted by the military. But as Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of the well-received 2015 book Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat, points out, the military designed their products to be used in extreme, stressful situations over short periods of time.

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The great Recession social injustice almost on a scale never before seen (except before the English civil war and the French & Russian revolutions) blogfactory

How many more must die?

How many more must live depraved unsheltered living on the street hungry and emaciated or under bridges?

How many more before elite banking buffoons realise that their reckless persuit of riches has caused one of mankinds greatest calamities?

Get ready and wait in the wings Jesus, cos we really need you now!

This grand offensive and onslaught upon the working poor has caused a great many deaths and casualties! But all this neatly hushed up and glossed over by those Rothschilds-Rock feller puppets who occupy chambers of government.

Of course the harm they did seldom extends to their own class who neatly live above the law..not one banker arrested or imprisoned in Europe or America!

NO END IN SIGHT TEN YEARS AFTER!!

 

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