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Friday, 13 April

02:36

Naked Man Attacks Passengers On DC Metro, Does Calisthenics On Platform After [VIDEO] The Daily Sheeple

A naked man assaulted passengers on a Washington, D.C., Metro train and then did calisthenics on the platform before getting arrested by police Thursday morning.

The man reportedly was first spotted inside the Galley Place Metro station, where he boarded the train before attacking another man, with other passengers on board the train. In a video obtained by Fox 5 you can see the man walk up to a passenger and begin punching him in the face.

After the naked man assaulted the passenger, he reportedly exited the train and performed naked calisthenics on one of the platforms inside the Dupont Circle Metro station before getting arrested. Police used a Taser gun on the man to get him to comply, according to WTOP.

WATCH:

I go to the back window, start recording, and he walks up to a...

02:28

Trump realizes blunder and back-pedals on tweet threats to Russia Signs of the Times

It has been an utterly fascinating day for followers of Donald Trump's tweets. The day began with Trump responding in his usual overblown way to a needlessly provocative comment from the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, who is reported to have said that the Russians would shoot down all and every missile the US launched against Syria. This statement - by a relatively junior ambassador in Russia's diplomatic hierarchy - goes far beyond what other far more senior Russian officials - notably Russia's UN ambassador Vassily Nebenzia - have been saying, and is almost certainly untrue. I have discussed how Russia would respond to a US strike on Syria on numerous occasions. Briefly, so long as any US strike does not endanger Russian personnel in Syria, or threaten the existence of the Syrian government, or interfere in Syrian army operations against the major concentrations of Jihadi fighters, the Russians will not act to prevent it, though as they showed following the US strike on Syria's Al-Shayrat air base last year, that does not mean that they will not respond to it at all.

02:28

1948 and the Anglo-Saxim: Remembering Western involvement in expulsion of the Palestinians Signs of the Times

On July 19, 1948, a young Yitzhak Rabin sent orders to Israeli units near the border of what would become the West Bank. Over the preceding week and a half-"The Ten Days," as they are known in Israeli history books - the army of the new state of Israel had destroyed key communities in central Palestine. The Palestinian towns of Lydda and Ramla were no more. Israeli forces killed hundreds in both towns before emptying them of their inhabitants and annexing their land to Israel. Hundreds more died of thirst and exhaustion as the town's inhabitants became refugees, forced to march into the West Bank in columns of tens of thousands. But Israeli orders were straightforward. "The inhabitants of Lydda must be expelled quickly without attention to age," Rabin told troops (on July 12). And the natives, once expelled, were to be kept out. So it was that almost 70 years ago-70 years before a besieged Gaza organized the "Great March of Return"; 70 years before participants in the march fell to Israeli sniper fire -- a future prime minister of Israel ordered his soldiers to shoot at any Palestinians who tried to return to their homes.

02:27

Anti-Welsh racism in Murdoch media Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Racism against the Welsh.. in Wales

27 November 2017

Numerous incidents of Welsh people, in particular, Welsh-speakers, being treated like unwanted foreigners in their own country.

By Bernadette Horton in Wales:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

No place for any anti-Welsh bigotry

BERNADETTE HORTON takes Rod Liddle to task over his latest column which is insulting to the people of Wales

RIGHT-WING hack Rod Liddle decided to give his extreme personal views in the recent edition of the [Rupert Murdoch-owned] Sunday Times on the naming of the second bridge across the river Severn linking Wales with England.

The background to the story is that First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and Tory PM Theresa May decided jointly to name the crossing as The Prince of Wales Bridge in honour of Prince Charles.

Many people in Wales are unsurprisingly annoyed and angry at this decision and feel the Welsh people should have been consulted and perhaps a choice of names submitted and a public majority vote made.

The days of people doffing their caps to royalty are long gone and it irks proud Welsh people the bridge is being named after the heir to the English throne when we could have named the bridge after the last real Welsh prince Owain Glyndwr or perhaps someone like the inspirational Aneurin Bevan,...

02:26

IS linked terrorists sentenced to jail for planned attacks in Barcelona Signs of the Times

Ten members of a jihadist cell linked to the Islamic State group (IS) who planned attacks in Barcelona and to film a decapitation were sentenced to 8-12 years in jail on Tuesday. The defendants included five Moroccans, four Spaniards and a Brazilian, the National Court, which handles terror cases, said in a ruling. They were "ready to wage an attack against institutions such as the police, banks or Jewish institutions in Spain at any time, or to join the ranks of Daesh," it added, using the Arabic acronym for IS. The cell was based in Terrassa, not far from Barcelona, the Catalonian capital.

02:26

Three Californias? Billionaire gathers 600,000 signatures to trigger referendum Signs of the Times

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper has gathered enough votes to trigger a referendum on splitting California into three separate states. Draper's CAL 3 campaign has gathered 600,000 signatures supporting the split since he proposed the initiative last August. He told the Telegraph that 600,000 signatures was a "milestone" and sent a message that people across California would "create a brighter future for everyone." With only 364,000 signatures needed to force a referendum, a vote will be held on the proposal this November, alongside the midterm elections. Draper's proposal envisions splitting California into three separate states. Northern California, which would include San Francisco and Sacramento; Southern California, including San Diego, San Bernardino, and the Mojave Desert; and California, a sliver of coastline taking in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

02:21

Nerve agent or Food Poisoning?: UK doctor says Skripal awakening "is a miracle!" Signs of the Times

Sergei Skripal and his daughter are recovering and "improving rapidly" after their exposure to the deadly chemical nerve agent Novichok, in what appears to be "a miracle". Since Yulia's improvement, whence she regained consciousness around two weeks ago, reports say she has since been discharged from the hospital. The statement that the UK police released about the poisoning alleges that the nerve agent was applied to the front door of Sergei Skripal's front door, which is supposedly how the Skripals were poisoned. From their home, the Skripals drove their car down to the Sainsbury car park, from where they walked to grab a few pints at The Mill Pub just before they went for a bite at Zizzi's restaurant, before walking to the park bench where they were found unresponsive, and where emergency services were called to. According to the time frame that is provided, this entire train of events went down over a course of roughly three hours.

02:15

Taliban overtakes 'safe' Afghan district weeks after Pentagon declares progress under Trump's new strategy Signs of the Times

A district governor was killed in a Taliban raid in an Afghan region once considered relatively secure from attack. The Taliban now claims it controls key parts of the area - even as the US boosts troop levels in Afghanistan. Taliban fighters killed the governor of Ghazni's Khawaja Omari district, Ali Dost Shams, as well as his bodyguards, seven police officers, and five government intelligence agents, according to a local police official. The Taliban also torched the district headquarters, the police official said, as cited by Reuters. The Taliban claims that 20 police officers were killed in the attack.

02:15

Dr. Christina Sanchez Explains How Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells After the Shift

 

Dr. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist at Compultense University in Madrid, Spain explains how THC kills cancer cells.

Cristina Snchez (Madrid, Spain, 1971) graduated in Biology at Madrid Complutense University in 1994. Once graduated, she joined Dr. Manuel Guzmn's laboratory, where she studied the effect of cannabinoids on lipid and carbohydrate intermediate metabolism first and on cancer cell proliferation later. She obtained her PhD with Honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Complutense University in 2000.

During her postdoc at Dr. Piomelli's laboratory (University of California Irvine, 2000-2003) she studied the involvement of another group of bioactive lipids (lysophosphatidic acid and related compounds) on pain initiation. In 2004, Cristina returned to Spain and she started coordinating a new line of research within Dr. Guzmn's laboratory. The goal of her research is to understand and exploit cannabinoids as potential antitumoral agents in breast cancer. More recently, she has also focused her attention on new cannabinoid receptors and their possible involvement in cannabinoid antitumoral action in breast cancer and other type of tumors.

02:10

SOTT FOCUS: Death by Green Smoothie: The Trendy Killer Cocktail Threatening Millions! Signs of the Times

Given that we're on the precipice of World War III, I figured it was important to address a topic that gets little attention in the mainstream media (certainly not an accident). Deadly smoothies. A couple of paleo peeps around the interwebs have been drawing attention to a study about the case of 65-year-old woman who managed to achieve full kidney failure doing a 10-day "green smoothie cleanse". From the study, "She had normal kidney function before using the cleanse and developed acute kidney injury that progressed to end-stage renal disease." Wow. I bet the hippies have their yoga pants in a twist over this one! The whole thing does seem a bit counter-intuitive, though. Green smoothies are supposed to be healthy, after all.

02:03

Organic Agriculture is worse for the environment than... Signs of the Times

Inorganic agriculture? Guest commentary by David Middleton New study challenges beliefs about organic ag BY MARK LYNAS APRIL 9, 2018 Organic agriculture is not as good for the environment as commonly believed, according to a new scientific study reviewing multiple lines of evidence over more than two decades. The study, conducted by German researchers Eva-Marie Meemken and Matin Qaim from the University of Goettingen and published in the journal Annual Review of Resource Economics, challenges many beliefs that have helped the organic food industry grow into an $82 billion global market.

02:00

BBC journalist tweets stunning evidence of staging of chemical attack in Syria - later deletes tweet Signs of the Times

BBC journalist is confronted after deleting tweet calling chemical attacks in Syria "staged" scenes. The Army of Islam and the ISIS PR White Helmets, that POTUS Trump is about to provide air cover for in Syria, have been caught staging corpses of dead children in Douma. A BBC journalist expressed skepticism about an alleged chemical attack in Syria that the Trump White House has, without evidence, blamed on Bashar Assad. The BBC journalist tweeted that he was tired of "staged" scenes before deleting the post.

02:00

Loud house-shaking boom in central Texas attributed to 2lbs of tannerite Signs of the Times

Some Rogers residents said their homes were shaken and so were their nerves Thursday night after a loud boom happened sometime after 8:30 p.m. Robyn Skrhak took to Facebook to ask her neighbors if they knew what happened. Some people said they heard it, while others said they felt it. Skrhak thought something hit her house, she said. Bell County Sheriff's Department Maj. T.J. Cruz said deputies were sent at about 8:44 p.m. to the area of an apartment complex on Rogers Cemetery Road for an explosion and possible grass fire.

01:43

Osprey nest hatching time in Georgia, USA Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Closeup On Eggs In Savannah As Hatch Watch Begins April 12, 2018

At day 35 of incubation, the Savannah Osprey pairs first egg could begin hatching at any point in the next week. The incubation period for Ospreys ranges between 35 and 43 days, so keep a close watch when you can!

Watch live at www.allaboutbirds.org/savannahospreys

During the Fall of 2014, a pair of Great Horned Owls began frequenting this recently abandoned Bald Eagle nest adjacent to a protected, nutrient-rich salt marsh along the Georgia coast. The nest sits nearly 80 above one of the six Audubon International Certified golf courses at The Landings, on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Georgia.

Over the course of 2015 and 2016, a pair of owls successfully fledged four owlets from the site, but they did not return to breed in 2017. Instead, a pair of Ospreys began renovating the nest and committed to breeding in the same site for 2017.

Ospreys are consummate fishing birds, and this pair fishes primarily from the nearby salt marsh, ponds, and waterways. They use their 67 foot wingspans to soar above the water, looking for fish, then diving as deep as 3 feet for shallow-swimming prey. Adult Ospreys usually weigh 34 pound...

01:34

International Law Experts Warn Trump That Attack on Syria Would Be Crime of Aggression The Daily Sheeple

Just ahead of U.S. President Donald Trumps tweet early Thursday warning that a military attack on Syria will take place at some point in the futureeither soon or not so soona group of international law experts declared in a statement that any such attack would amount to an illegal act of aggression, which has been defined as the supreme international crime.

The unlawful killing of any human being without legal justification, under every legal system, is murder, the experts said. And an act of violence committed by one government against another government, without lawful justification, amounts to the crime of aggression: the supreme international crime which carries with it the evil of every other international crime, as noted by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in 1946.

Our point is a simple one: the only way to resolve the Syrian crisis is through commitment to well-settled principles of international legal norms, the experts continued. We urge the United States to abide by its commitment to the rule of international law and to seek to resolve its disputes through peaceful means.

In addition to violating international law, American members of Congress have argued in recent days that any unilateral attack on Syria would also violate the U.S. Constitution.

President Trump has no legal authority for broadening the war in Syria, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a statement on Wednesday. It is Congress, not the president, who determines whether our country goes to war, and Congress must not abdicate that responsibility.

Nonetheless, Trumpwith the corporate me...

01:32

Duma passes bill on multimillion-ruble fake news fines Signs of the Times

The Russian lower house has passed in the first reading a bill that counters internet fake news by ordering fines of up to 50 million rubles (US$800,000) for refusal to delete illegal, false or slandering information. Once the bill is passed into law, all owners of "public networks" or websites that attract over 100,000 visitors daily would have to delete fake news that touches upon important subjects, as well as any other banned topics, within 24 hours of receiving an official request. Network owners are also obliged to create and maintain a register of all such requests and present it to the state internet watchdog, Roskomnadzor, on demand. Refusal to comply is punishable by fines between 3 and 5 million rubles for citizens ($48,000-$80,000) and between 30 and 50 million rubles for companies ($484,000-$806,000). The main sponsor of the bill, MP Sergey Boyarsky (United Russia), said that its main purpose was to reply to "modern challenges," in particular to spreading fake information that slanders citizens, as well as other unlawful information on social networks.

01:28

The Tarnac Verdicts: Unraveling the Logic of Anti-Terrorism : After Ten Years, the Tarnac Affair Concludes in France CrimethInc.

In 2008, the state of France accused the Tarnac Ten of terrorism, charging that they had formed a group of the ultraleft, of the autonomous type, maintaining links with international extremist movements.1 After a decade-long ordeal, the remaining defendants received their final verdict on April 12, 2018.

All of the defendants were found not guilty of the charges of sabotage, rioting, and conspiracy; the terrorism charges had been dropped much earlier. Christophe Becker was sentenced to six months of probation for possession of fake IDs and a fine of 500 euros for refusal to give a DNA sample to the authorities. Julien Coupat and Yildune Lvy were also found guilty of refusing to give DNA, but face no sentence on account of the amount of time that has passed. Considering how many resources the French state had invested in this court case, this represented a massive victory for the defendants.

What can we learn from this passage of a few people through a rather long trial for terrorism? Lets review the background of this story, the details of the case, and its implications for the future.

The defendants, prosecutor, judge, and police embark on an absurd field trip to re-enact the alleged crimes.

All the Unsettled Debts of History

As popular movements around Europe collapsed in the 1970s, anti-imperialist armed struggle groups formedincluding Action Directe in France and the infamous Red Army Faction in Germany. Taking on the state in symmetrical warfare proved a doomed venture; by the early 1990s, all that remained of these groups was the repressive apparatus that the state had generated in the course of destroying them. Capitalism appeared to have permanently triumphed, with few signs of revolt visible within the core countries. Nonetheless, in the United States and in France, a few strange young people began reading the Situationists and plotting their escape from the 20th century.

In the United States, the mid-1990s saw the emergence of the CrimethInc ex-Workers Collective, a decentralized network of aspiring revolutionary dropouts, whose publication of Days of War, Nights of Love upturned traditional revolutionary dogma. Across the ocean, a mysterious review of critical metaphysics called Tiqqun appeared, advocating for the formation of a Society for the Advancement of Criminal Science, repurposing the concepts of thinkers like Deleuze and Foucault who had long b...

01:24

World War I in Britain, April 2018 Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from England says about itself:

Deserters, Conchies and Reds

19 December 2014

The Bristol Deserter Alfred Jefferies His War Story

During World war One nearly 300 British soldiers on the Western Front were shot at dawn for deserting or for cowardice. One victim, Alfred Jefferies, a Bristolian, was executed on 1st November 1916. Based on official archives, including war diaries and court martial records, Geoff Woolfe describes Alfreds tragic war story, whilst questioning the extent to which the full facts of some war events can be known.

By John Ellison in Britain:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

History: The struggle for peace amid the 1918 war carnage

JOHN ELLISON reviews the events of April 1918

April 1918 began on Easter Monday, 12 days into the German offensive on the Western Front. Twelve days of mass slaughter on both sides.

Militarily, the British sector, having been pushed back above the join with the French army some 40 miles across a long sector, had stabilised.

The longer-term aims of the rulers of Germany and Britain remained hidden from most people.

Germanys elite, having so far a tiny empire, sought to dislodge the much stronger world imperial positions of the ruling groups of Britain and France, while Britain and France sought to sustain and extend their own colonial dominance.

The British Socialist Party...

01:22

Copy of Letter to Dr Caroline Johnson, MP Dissident Voice

Dear Mrs. Johnson,

This is an open letter that has been copied to the Grantham Journal and the website Dissident Voice.

According to news reports today, the United States is poised to launch missile strikes against Syria. Unless this is supported by a resolution from the United Nations Security Council such an action would be illegal in international law a war crime in other words. As you are the Member of Parliament who is supposed to represent me I would like you to know that I strongly object to any British support for any illegal action, especially if initiated by the United States. Given that Britain has a bleak history of involvement in Americas illegal wars, there is very real concern that HMG may feel inclined to do so yet again, and I cannot strongly enough stress my opposition to any such move.

The events that took place in Salisbury a couple of weeks ago are deeply suspicious. Allegedly two Russians were attacked with an illegal chemical agent. With truly breathtaking haste, given the fact that there was no evidence to support it, the British government blamed the Russian government. The fact there was no such evidence was verified by the absence of any claim to that effect by the police, who attended the scene, as well as a statement issued from Porton Down, who examined the forensics and clearly said there was no proof of Russian involvement. The only other possibility that might have supported the British allegation is that evidence was supplied by secret sources. But if that was the case, and given the very rapid accusation by the British government following the alleged attack, one of two assumptions then follow: either the secret services are incompetent (or they should have prevented the attack), or the secret services were somehow involved in it.

Not only has there not yet been any verifiable evidence of Russian involvement in the Salisbury incident, arguably more to the point there is no rational reason as to why Russia would do so especially given the fact that it is due to host the World Cup imminently, and is even less likely than usual to risk its international reputation for no obvious benefit.

And then a couple of days ago we hear of yet another alleged chemical attack in Syria for which, unsurprisingly, the Russian government is again supposedly implicated. Once more there is absolutely no hard evidence to that effect. Once more there is no good reason why either the Syrian government or the Russian government would use illegal chemical weapons when there is absolutely no conceivable reason to do so. Yet were told that Syria must expect missile strikes in retaliation.

In contrast, when dozens of defenceless Palestinians are murdered by the Israeli army, and hundreds more injured which also happened recently we hear not a single word of condemnation from the government let alone talk of missi...

01:12

UK govt's OPCW response is 'propaganda drive against Russia' - political expert to RT Signs of the Times

Politics expert Piers Robinson says the OPCW may not have been tasked to find out the origin of the nerve agent used to poison the Skripals, and that the UK reaction to the findings was part of a propaganda drive against Russia. "[It's] a political game being played by the British government to try to exploit the events and whatever happened in Salisbury in order to continue the propaganda drive against Russia," Robinson told RT. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) published a summary of its analysis on Thursday, in which it confirmed the British findings on the nerve agent used in last month's poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, his daughter Yulia, and a police officer who assisted them in Salisbury. The report did not assign blame for the incident or even identify the source of the agent.

01:06

A Word to my Westminster MP on Syria Dissident Voice

A reminder to my MP that his party boss Theresa May and her out-of-control foreign secretary Boris Johnson impatiently jumped the gun on Iraq and look like making the same mistake on Syria in an apparent attempt to provoke a wider war.

In a crazy-dangerous situation like this, when our country is run by fools who never learn, what can one legitimately do short of taking to the streets in a mob? Write to ones MP, of course. though much good it will do. Most MPs are not there to express the wishes of their constituents but to obey the diktats of their tribal leaders (or the shadowy powers that pull their strings).

I well remember being on high alert during the last cold war, and Im not going through that again just to satisfy the pathological hatred some government ministers have for Russia, Iran and Syria while cosying up to the worlds truly vile regimes like Saudi Arabia and Israel and even rolling out the red carpet for them.

So I for one have written to my MP along these lines:

Lets remember that Theresa and Boris enthusiastically supported the loons who took us to war in Iraq and both voted against saying that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established (see theyworkforyou.com). Both were impatient to commit the gravest crime in the book, namely, taking a nation to war, without being sure of the facts and without even bothering to run basic checks that would have told them the info fed to Parliament by Labour was bollox. Millions of ordinary citizens had managed to work that out for themselves, so why not MPs who are entrusted with getting it right?

Boris, as weve seen, still hasnt learned the lesson and is none too careful about the way he seeks, interprets and broadcasts intelligence. Or the way he recklessly hurls accusations when hes actually paid to make friends and do trade.

We now hear that Theresa May is under pressure from ministers and allies to join a US-led military strike against the Assad regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack. She says that President Assad and Russia will be held to account. if they are found to be responsible. Funny she isnt so keen to hold the Israeli regime to account for its barbarism in recent days. Or the Saudi regime for its genocide in Yemen.

Shes been warned that Britain risks losing influence in Washington and Paris if she refuses Trumps request to join his murderous military adventure. Crude and despicable stuff from our nice allies.

Trump, like Boris, might not last long. Let us pray for that. Meanwhile the whole insane caper has a high chance of going badly, and I do mean badly, wrong and this time therell be no hiding place for the warmongers who were part of it.

Kind regards etc

There are insistent counter-reports that the Douma chemical attack never happened. And we all know that A...

01:00

The Alchemical Ecology Of The Secret Commonwealth: A Solution To The UFO Enigma disinformation

Aliens. Faeries. Monsters. So what are they, then? Theyve always been with us. That much is certain. There are far more sightings than would be needed for an advanced civilization to conduct... The post The Alchemical Ecology Of The Secret Commonwealth: A Solution To The UFO Enigma appeared first on disinformation.

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00:59

The School of Terror: The facts behind the 'staged' video of kids' chemical weapons drill in Syria Signs of the Times

A video described as showing Syrian children being trained to fake the symptoms of a chemical weapons attack has been widely shared online with fake and menacing misinformation. RT Digital investigated the origins of the video and found that it doesn't depict children being coerced and prepared for future propaganda videos, as falsely suggested by users on Twitter. The video is more than four years old and the actions carried out by the children in the video are part of a play by a group called the Nesma Organization based in eastern Ghouta.

00:57

UK releases dubious Yulia Skripal statement, OPCW releases report - confirms British analysis of "toxic chemical", doesn't confirm Russia responsible Signs of the Times

There are a few notable developments in the Skripal case about the poisoning of a former British secret agent from Russia and his daughter in Salisbury. (If you are new to the issue please refer to our older pieces listed below. You may want to start with The Best Explanation For The Skripal Drama Is Still ... Food Poisoning.) On Sunday Yulia Skripal was secretly released from the Salisbury District Hospital but immediately taken into British government custody. She is under guard at an unknown location. Yesterday the Metropolitan Police released a Statement issued on behalf of Yulia Skripal: "I have specially trained officers available to me, who are helping to take care of me and to explain the investigative processes that are being undertaken. I have access to friends and family, and I have been made aware of my specific contacts at the Russian Embassy who have kindly offered me their assistance in any way they can. At the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services, but, if I change my mind I know how to contact them. "Most importantly, I am safe and feeling better as time goes by, but I am not yet strong enough to give a full interview to the media, as I one day hope to do. Until that time, I want to stress that no one speaks for me, or for my father, but ourselves. I thank my cousin Viktoria for her concern for us, but ask that she does not visit me or try to contact me for the time being. Her opinions and assertions are not mine and they are not my father's. "For the moment I do not wish to speak to the press or the media, and ask for their understanding and patience whilst I try to come to terms with my current situation." While written in quotes it is doubtful that Yulia Skripal expressed any of these words. "At the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services" is British bureaucratese, not the wording any Russian (or anyone else) with English as a second language would ever use.

00:46

Trump and Syria: The worst case scenario is now our reality Dissident Voice

As all becomes ever more rapidly surreal it seems that, barring a miracle, Draft Dodger in Chief, Donald Trump might trigger a world war, over an incident in Syria which is entirely evidence free.

The discredited White Helmets a rescue group only operating in areas held by rebels who routinely decapitate, including children, set fire to people and commit numerous unspeakable acts have produced a video of an apparent chemical attack on 7th April.

The White Helmets are funded in millions by the UK Foreign Office, the US, Canada and various other Western governments. Coupled with this is: A UK government 5.3 million media activists programme included training Syrian independent journalists and activists, including for reporting of White Helmets activities across Twitter and Facebook.1

No wonder every seemingly staged rescue always has a few convenient camera people handy, recording the victims. The duty of first responders, of course, is to also protect the victim at all cost, in their vulnerable state, from public view.

The latest camera friendly crisis is yet another chemical weapons attack which the US, UK and usual suspects are blaming on the Syrian government. However, this is such a worn and discredited theme, were it not for trigger-happy Trump and his band of war obsessed mongers, it would simply be dismissed out of hand. For the US both supplying chemical weapons to the moderate head choppers and the discrediting of the endless attempts to pin chemical attacks on the government, see Professor Michel Chossudovskys meticulous documentations. See also Robert Stuarts impressive, minute unraveling of the propaganda which was Saving Syrias Children.

It also seems to have escaped the Trumposphere that in 2013, Syria surrendered all stocks of chemical weapons, under the auspices of the UN Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons and international observers and participants.

I wrote at the time:

On 12th September 2013 Syrias President al-Assad committed to surrender Syrias chemical weapons, with the caveats that the United States must stop threatening his country and supplying weapons to the terrorists. (Weapons disposal detail.)

Why do you need the attributi...

00:42

The Resetting aka the Event After the Shift

 

In this video I elaborate a bit more on the 2013 - 2017 alternate reality, AI pasts and futures and what the Resetting means. 

Read the free e/book on the Progression Work http://toveje.dk/onewebmedia/HAL%20Li...

Note: Alex Collier of course :) When I work with the higher knowledge, I often forget names or I think I say it right and then it is not like here.

00:37

Syrian news cites local reports of US choppers evacuating more ISIS militants Signs of the Times

US Air Force aircraft have allegedly been spotted evacuating non-Syrian Daesh commanders with their family members from al-Hasakah province and transferring them to an unknown destination, according to the SANA news agency. The news emerged a day after US President Trump threatened Syria with a possible strike. US military helicopters reportedly evacuated several Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) commanders from the al-Hasakah province, Syria's SANA news agency has reported on April 10, citing local sources. The media outlet specified that the Americans conducted yet another operation rescuing three Daesh commanders of Iraqi origin along with their family members from Tal al-Shayer region 20 kilometers southeast of the Syrian city of al-Shadadi in Hasakah. The evacuees were transferred to an unknown location. It was also reported that in the course of the evacuation, US troops organized a staged clash on the ground that resulted in the death of one civilian while several others were injured.

00:32

Threat of Western Strike on Syria: What is Known So Far The Fifth Column

Trumps Get Ready Tweet

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump threatened a direct strike on the Syrian government forces following an alleged chemical attack in Douma, in a tweet that was followed by another one, in which Trump claimed that relations with Moscow were worse than during the Cold War.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quick to respond to Trumps remarks by saying that smart missiles must strike terrorists, not the legitimate government that has been fighting international terrorism on its territory for several years.

She dubbed any strike as a possible attempt to cover up the evidence proving that there had been no chemical attack in Douma. Addressing Trumps call to stop what he described as an arms race, Zakharova noted that it was a great idea, and suggested starting with US chemical weapons.

Kremlins Stance

In a reference to Trumps latest tweets, the Russian Presidents spokesman Dmitry Peskov, for his part, underscored that Moscow does not participate in Twitter diplomacy.

We support serious approaches. We continue to believe that it is important not to take steps that could harm an already fragile situation, Peskov stressed.

All options on the Table 

In another development on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a press briefing that Washington has not laid out a timetable on possible strikes on Syria yet.

We have a number of options and all of those options are still on the table. Final decisions haven...

00:24

Hawaii albatross chick fed, dancing Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Hawaii says about itself:

Bennie Returns To Feed Kiamanu As Albatross Dance Nearby April 11, 2018

The Kauai Laysan Albatross cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Kauai Albatross Network.

Watch live with news, updates, and FAQs at http://allaboutbirds.org/albatross

The Kauai Laysan Albatross cam is back for a new season with three nests featuring all-new breeding pairs for 2018.

00:16

Woman Behind Effort to Stop Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Found Dead in Swimming Pool cryptogon.com

Via: MemoryHole: On Tuesday, April 10 Washington DC authorities recovered the body of Key West-based environmental activist Milagro de Mier from the pool of a hotel close to the DC Convention Center . de Mier was in the nations capital to raise awareness and petition the US Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency []

00:14

Dr. Jerome Corsi Decodes Latest #QANON Posts #1098 thru #1109 The Event Chronicle

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He is a frequent guest on talk radio shows nationally and has made repeated television appearances on Fox News, MSNBC, C-Span, CNN News and Fox Business News.

In the past few years, Dr. Corsi has published 7 New York Times bestselling non-fiction books, with 2 #1 New York Times bestsellers.

00:12

Nasrallah: Bush Administration Tried to Bribe Hezbollah to Cease Resistance to Israel MintPress News

BEIRUT, LEBANON Speaking on Sunday, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah, told residents in the town of Nabatieh that the United States had previously attempted to bribe Hezbollah in an effort to stop its armed resistance in defense of Lebanese sovereignty. Hezbollah, formed in response to the Israeli occupation of Lebanon in the 1980s, now forms a major part of the Lebanese government and its armed faction comprises a significant portion of the Lebanese Armed Forces.

Despite that, Israel and its allies particularly the United States portray Hezbollah as a terrorist group for organizing armed resistance against Israeli expansionism into and occupation of Southern Lebanon. Hezbollah has in fact spent the last several years fighting terrorist groups such as Al Qaedas al-Nusra Front and ISIS in neighboring Syria.

 

Trying to buy Hezbollahs capitulation

George Nader, president and editor of Middle East Insight and former adviser to the United Arab Emirates. (C-SPAN via AP)

George Nader, president and editor of Middle East Insight and former adviser to the United Arab Emirates. (C-SPAN via AP)

Nasrallah noted that it was the George W. Bush administration that had tried to cut a deal with Hezbollah, stating that the idea was hatched by former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney then assigned U.S.-Lebanese dual citizen George Nader to convince Hezbollahs leadership to end their resistance in response to Israeli occupation. Nader is a long-time advis...

00:02

Semi-Infinite Trove of Rare-Earth Metals Found in Japanese Seabed cryptogon.com

Via: CNBC: Researchers have found hundreds of years worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters enough to supply to the world on a semi-infinite basis, according to a study published on Tuesday. The materials sit in a roughly 965-square-mile Pacific Ocean seabed near Minamitorishima Island, which is located 1,150 miles southeast of Tokyo, []

00:01

Mainstream Media Propaganda Extremely Dangerous to Our Democracy Wake Up World

April 13th, 2018 By Annabelle Bamforth via Truth In Media Media Propaganda Doesn"t Start or End With Sinclair Last week, millions of viewers across the country were subjected not only to a statement concerning Sfake news eerily repeated verbatim by dozens of local television stations across the country, but also to reports uncovering the fact that []

00:00

A Map Of The Coming War: Who Is Who (And Where) In Syria The Daily Sheeple

With war likely set to break out in Syria at any moment, a question many Americans are asking is where is Syria? Geographical challenges aside, it is safe to say that the situation in Syria is extremely fluid, and changing on an almost daily basis, which is why we have shown several strategic and tactical snapshot maps of Syria as of this moment.

The first and most useful one, courtesy of Turkeys Omran Dirasat think tank, shows updated areas of control and influence in Syria by international military forces with reference to the most prominent international military sites in Syria.

The second map, from Dirasat employee Nawar Sh. Oliver lays out the control and influence zone in Syria as of April 2018, revealing the relative % of gains and losses in the last 24 days.

Finally, from the regional political journal, Suriye Gndemi English, here is a map showing the latest military situation as well as location of key military bases in Syria ahead of the expected US strikes.

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23:57

Joseph P. Farrell Discusses the Recent Events in Syria (Recommended) The Event Chronicle

News and Views from the Nefarium, April 12, 2018

The criminally insane kleptocracy in charge of the West is at it again and you know where:

US Says No Evidence Assad Behind Chemical Attack; But Will Retaliate Regardless Of UN Decision
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-0

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and strange stuff. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into alternative history and science.

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23:54

There Wasnt A Single Corpse: Russia Claims White Helmets Staged Syria Chemical Attack The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

Russia claims that the reported chemical attack in Syria last Sunday was staged by the white helmets, a US-funded NGO lauded by mainstream media for their humanitarian work, while long-suspected of performing less-than humanitarian deeds behind the curtain.

Speaking with EuroNews, Russias ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizov, said Russian military specialists have visited this region, walked on those streets, entered those houses, talked to local doctors and visited the only functioning hospital in Douma, including its basement where reportedly the mountains of corpses pile up. There was not a single corpse and even not a single person who came in for treatment after the attack.

But weve seen them on the video! responds EuroNews correspondent Andrei Beketov.

There was no chemical attack in Douma, pure and simple, responds Chizov. Weve seen another staged event. There are personnel, specifically trained and you can guess by whom amongst the so-called White Helmets, who were already caught in the act with staged videos.

Russia said it sent experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare along with medics, in order to inspect the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma where the attack is said to have taken place.

Russias Defense Ministry said in a statement that the experts found no traces of the use of chemical agents, following a search of the sites, adding All these facts show that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets.

All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrup...

23:43

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM APRIL 12 2018 Giza Death Star

The criminally insane kleptocracy in charge of the West is at it again... and you know where:
US Says No Evidence Assad Behind Chemical

The post NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM APRIL 12 2018 appeared first on Giza Death Star.

23:43

Stop Trumps war, British Labour says Dear Kitty. Some blog

From the BBC, 11 April 2018 (hat tip: here):

Jeremy Corbyn warns against US-Russia hot war

Air strikes in response to an alleged chemical attack risk triggering a hot war between the US and Russia over the skies of Syria, Jeremy Corbyn says.

The Labour leader also said Parliament should always be given a say on any military action.

US president Donald Trump has warned Russia to get ready for missiles being fired at its ally Syria.

Speaking during a visit to Plymouth, Mr Corbyn said he had been making the case for Parliament which is currently in recess for Easter to be given a say on any military action for many, many years.

He said all countries had to get around the table to come up with a political solution to the war in Syria, adding: We cannot risk an escalation a...

23:40

War-Bent Trump Ready to go to Bat for Radical Islamic Terror Group MintPress News

WASHINGTON On the campaign trail and during much of his time as president, Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against radical Islamic terror, which he once promised to eradicate from the face of the Earth. Less than two years into his presidency, however, Donald Trump has now threatened to attack a sovereign nation, Syria, at the behest of a radical Wahhabi terror group known as Jaysh al-Islam, or the Army of Islam, which seeks to topple Syrias secular government and replace it with an Islamic state based on an extremist, Wahhabi interpretation of Islam.

This past Saturday, an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, drew a strong response from Trump, who tweeted on Sunday:

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world [] Big price to pay.

As Trump noted, the area is inaccessible and the accusations coming from within Douma could not be independently verified, making his assignment of blame clearly premature. The accusations exclusively came from the so-called White Helmets, who have long been exposed as a foreign-funded propaganda-construct that is exclusively embedded with radical militant opposit...

23:39

In Search of the Necessary Crisis New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Reformist elements within the Bolivarian government are colluding with right-wing capitalist forces to push through a neoliberal solution to Venezuela's crisis, argues Chavista collective Tatuy Tv. 

23:36

Massive Geomagnetic Storm Set To Hit Earth This Week The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

Over the weekend, a middle latitude coronal hole (88) started to face earth. This is the same coronal hole that was responsible for a moderate (G2) geomagnetic storm last month. Now it seems like the same coronal hole is at it again, spewing high-speed solar wind headed towards Earth this week.

According to Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), a minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch is now in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm watch was issued due to the arrival of a negative polarity coronal hole high-speed stream, SWPC detailed on its website.

C. Alex Young, associate director for science in the heliophysics science division at NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, published in a report Monday that three substantial coronal holes arrived on his radar last week. Young describes coronal holes as an open magnetic field from which high-speed solar wind rushes out into space. If the high-speed solar wind is earth facing, then it interacts with Earths magnetosphere and lead to all sorts of problems.

For much of this week the sun featured three substantial coronal holes (Apr. 3-6, 2018). Coronal holes appear as large dark areas which are identified with arrows in the still image. These are areas of open magnetic field from which high speed solar wind rushes out into space. This wind, if it interacts with Earths magnetosphere, can cause aurora to appear near the poles. They are not at all uncommon. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

23:35

Russian military and battleships going on alert in Syrian region blogfactory

Global Research, April 11, 2018

Url of this article:
https://www.globalresearch.ca/dangerous-crossroads-russian-naval-exercises-off-the-syrian-coast-u-s-military-deployment-in-the-east-mediterranean/5635675

The Russian based media Pravda reported on April 11, that Russian warships kicked off naval exercises near the coast of Syria. According to the Moscow Times, The Russian Navy is reportedly scheduled to launch firing drills off the coast of Syria on April 11 (Wednesday) amid fears of an imminent U.S. airstrike against Syria following a suspected chemical attack.
We are at a Dangerous crossroads: According to the report (which has not been addressed by the Western media):  on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump later directly warned Russia that missiles were coming to Syria after blaming Damascus for an alleged deadly gas attack in the town of Douma.

Screenshot of Moscow Times, April 11, 2018

While, Pravda.rus report intimates that Russia Closes Airspace above Syrian Coast, there is however no official confirmation from the Russian Ministry of Defense other than a routine advisory pertaining to the conduct of war games off the Syrian coastline. According to Pravda.ru:

The message contains coordinates of the closed area and states the fact of firing exercises. The area of the exercises located in international waters of the Mediterranean is adjacent to the sea border of Syria. It will be closed on April 11-12, April 17-19 and on April 25-26 from 10 to 18 Moscow time.

Ru...

23:15

Nadine Labaki s Movie Capharnam (Capernaum) is Competing for the Palme Dor This Year! Blog Baladi

The official selection for the 71st Cannes Film Festival was just announced and Nadine Labakis movie Capharnam (Capernaum) is officially competing for the Palme Dor! The movie was directed Nadine Labaki and co-written by Michelle Keserwany. I couldnt find a trailer or even a synopsis about the movie except this one in French by LOrient Le Jour:

Capharnam est la voix dun enfant qui rclame une vie digne et dcente au nom de tous ces dshrits de la terre. Le sujet (qui nest pas dans la ligne des prcdents films) est cher au cur de la cinaste libanaise qui se bat contre toute injustice faite aux enfants. Pour elle, le cinma est une tribune o lon peut faire entendre cette voix afin quelle soit multiplie lcran et quelle fasse chos dans un monde o lon a perdu notre humanit. En prsentant le film de Nadine Labaki, Thierry Frmeaux a galement mis laccent sur les migrants et les dplacs du monde entier, que seul le cinma est capable de raconter leurs histoires. A sa manire. En attendant le festival qui dmarre le 8 mai, Nadine Labaki ne chme pas. Jai encore du pain sur la planche. Je dois tre la hauteur de cette slection .

Heres the full list for the Official Selection:

Everybody Knows (dir: Asghar Farhadi) opening film
At War (dir: Stphane Briz)
Dogman (dir: Matteo Garrone)
Le Livre dImage (dir: Jean-Luc Godard)
Asako I & II (dir: Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
Sorry Angel (dir: Christophe Honor)
Girls of the Sun (dir: Eva Husson)
Ash Is Purest White (dir: Jia Zhang-Ke)
Shoplifters (dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Capernaum (dir: Nadine Labaki)
Burning (dir: Lee Chang-Dong)
BlacKKKlansman (dir: Spike Lee)
Under the Silver Lake (dir: David Robert Mitchell)
Three Faces (dir: Jafar Panahi)
Cold War (dir: Pawel Pawlikowski)
Lazzaro Felice (dir: Alice Rohrwacher)
Yomeddine (dir: AB Shawky)
Leto (Lt) (dir: Kirill Serebrennikov)

The last Lebanese movie to be part of Festival de Cannes Selection Officielle is Maroun Baghdadis Hors La Vie in 1991 if Im not mistaken.

Congrats to Nadine and the whole cast and crew!

23:13

Jeremy Corbyn Stands Strong for Gazans, Decries Silence of International Powers MintPress News

LONDON Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the British Labour Party, has shown that his long-time support of the rights of the Palestinian people remains unwavering, especially given the stream of reports of atrocities committed by apartheid Israel against the dispossessed people of Palestine residing on the Gaza Strip.

At least 31 unarmed Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli occupation troops and around 2,850 have been injured since Palestinian Land Day on March 30, when thousands of Gaza residents began holding peaceful protests at the eastern border of the isolated and besieged coastal strip of land.

The protests are part of a six-week-long string of nonviolent actions to bring attention to the continuing plight of the indigenous Arab population of Palestinians and the theft of their ancestral land by the country now known as Israel.

The protests will continue until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the 1948 founding of Israel, known to Palestinians as the Nakba or Catastrophe, when Israeli right-wing gangs and armed militia displaced around 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages in the first expansionist wave that gave birth to the settler-colonial State of Israel.

Jeremy Corbyn himself has a proud record of supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people, having personally visited the occupied land nine times while also making multiple visits to some of the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria.


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The opposition leader has also demanded the lifting of the blockade on Gaza, where nearly 2 million Palestinian refugees and their descendants are packed into a tiny and arid parcel of land that measures only 32 miles long by less than seven miles wide.

Corbyn has called for an end to the abuse of Palestinian civilians by occupation forces throughout historic Palestine both within the occupied West Bank and within apartheid Israel and the holding of...

23:12

Syrians Curse Ghouta: US-supported Jaish al-Islam might have killed up to 3800 civilians in the town of Duma Signs of the Times

Syrians were so enraged after the discovery that the US-supported Jaish al-Islam could have killed up to 3800 civilians in the East Ghouta town of Duma to the east of Damascus city center. The civilians were captured on video chanting "curse your soul Ghouta" yesterday. 4000 Syrians were kidnapped in 2013 by Jaish Al Islam in the towns of Adra and Taken and were taken to Duma, however, many civilians were devastated to find that less than 200 prisoners were released, which was supposedly all civilians the terror group held before they were transported to northern Syria.

23:11

Charles Darwin and fossils Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video fgrom the USA says about itself:

Fossils Scientists History (Darwin & Dinosaurs)

28 August 2016

Some of the rich history of life on Earth is represented in the fossil record and is put in perspective with the theory of evolution by natural selection. Full scale replicas of dinosaurs and other ancient animals, as well as an actual dinosaur bone you can touch, reveal a glimpse of a time long past. Rich historical stories of discovery and rational thought are told with artifacts such as naval navigation instruments, microscopes, original documents and books, such as a first edition of On the Origin of Species, and news articles of the times, to name just a few. The Darwin & Dinosaur Exhibit at the MOSH [Museum of Science and History in Florida] truly brings history to life.

By Sid Perkins, 8:00am, April 8, 2018:

Fossils sparked Charles Darwins imagination

A new book recounts how discovering extinct species influenced his theory of evolution

Darwins Fossils
Adrian Lister
Smithsonian Books, $19.95

Charles Darwin famously derived his theory of evolution from observations he made of species and their geographic distributions during his five-year...

23:03

How Your Cells Use Light to Communicate Waking Times

Christina Sarich, Guest
Waking Times

Your body is woven from the light of Heaven. ~Rumi

Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between a living and non-living process? What makes us alive instead of just machines or robots acting out commands? What is the life force, or what ancient philosophers called the animus? It is light, and this is the fundamental method by which your cells and DNA communicate.

After all, a cell contains the same components when it is alive and when it is dead. The same molecules and structures are there, but what gives the cell life? What allows an average human being to become the accumulation of 10 trillion cells communicating in a precise way every second to every molecule in our bodies?

Whats more, every few seconds more than 10 million cells die, and in order to prevent entropic decay, more cells must be created to sustain our life force. Make no mistake. This is a massive undertaking. A mere machine could never pull it off. This is also why so many drugs fail to heal the body, because they do not work at the level of light the speed of light, more specifically.

Chemical messaging to orchestrate this incredible show would be far too slow. Russian scientist, Alexander Gurwitsch, a contemporary of Vladimir Vernadsky and Fritz Alfred Popp have all pointed to the need for cells to be able to communicate at the speed of light for our bodies to even function.

We are still on the threshold of fully understanding the complex relationship between light and life, but we can now say emphatically, that the function of our entire metabolism is dependent on light. ~Dr. Fritz Albert Popp

...

23:03

War With Syria Could Lead to World War III Truthdig RSS

To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind ~ Opening sentence of the United Nations Charter

If you are not paying attention to the unfolding crisis that is occurring in the Middle East, now is the time to focus like a laser on the unfolding tragedy that is taking place in Syria. There is a reason I cited the charter of the United Nations to lead off this article. The UN was established to prevent armed conflicts and act as a bulwark against another global conflagration. Humanity learned our lesson after witnessing the ravages wrought by the first and second world wars; nations throughout the world rallied to the flag of peace so that future generations could live in co-existence.

If only reality matched the rhetoric of dream sellers. We did not learn a lesson as much as we got lulled into complacency; the horrors of WWI and WWII receded to the back of our minds as periods of national prosperity made us forget what happens when madmen lead humanity into conflicts. The UN gave a legal framework for greater nations to declare wars on lesser nations and loosen blitzkriegs upon governments who refuse to comply to the wishes of globalist empires in ways Hitler would be proud of. We are witnessing the real life enactment of the book Animal Farm as boars who have accumulated unimaginable fortunes dispense laws for others that they themselves never follow.

The brazen abrogations of justice is reaching a fever pitch; we are being driven to the brink of our collective extinction because some would prefer humanitys liquidation if that means they can forgo relinquishing a fraction of their riches and influence. For too long, we have led our lives divorced from the realities of omnipresent wars that keep being declared for the sake of money and global eminence. What is taking place in Syria should serve as our wake up call; we are one bad decision or one miscalculation away from the age of Armageddon. A prophetic war is pixelating before our very eyes; Syria has turned into a geopolitical battlefield that threatens to engulf the world in a hailstorm of bombs and bullets while we are busy bickering about politics and petty differences.

Im not writing this to be hyperbolic; our planet has been living with the sword of Damocles hanging over all of our heads ever since the USSR joined the United States in the rush to attain the nuclear domination. For a long time, the doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction (M.A.D) held a planetary carnage at bay. MAD has been relegated to the sideline by lunatics who are openly advocating a war with Russia that could pave the way for the annihilation of billions of people around the world. The unthinkable often happens when the public is checked out and not paying attention. In the past, the unthinkable were wars that took millions of lives around the world; this time around, the unthinkable c...

22:57

Hiking to Protect The Lebanon Mountain Trail! Blog Baladi

Fadi Baaklini and Kamal Rizk, a businessman and an architect, are hiking the Lebanon Mountain Trail on a 30 days epic journey in order to help raise funds for the protection of the LMT. Their journey kicked off on March 30th and they will be traveling through 75 villages and townships, with an average of an average of 15-18 Km per day and spaced over 8-9 hours walking per day.

This years LMT theme is Hike it as only 20% of the trail is protected.

The Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is the longest hiking trail in Lebanon as it pretty much covers the whole country. It extends from Kobayat in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 440 km path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 600 to 2,000 meters above sea level.

You can spread the word and donate [here].

22:54

Corporate Media Learned Nothing From Iraq As They Help Beat War Drums For Syria Attack Your News Wire

As Donald Trump moves dangerously close to launching a military attack on Syria, corporate cable outlets continue, without question, to provide the war hawks with  huge platform to beat their war drums. The U.S. media has [...]

22:44

Don't use UK aid to help British business, say campaigners RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Tilting UK aid policy towards British business and financial interests is based on outdated ideas and risks financial crises in Africa and Asia, says a development group.

22:43

Yemeni artist against Saudi bombs Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Yemeni Artist Resists Devastating US-Saudi War with Graphic Design

7 April 2018

Ahmed Jahaf, an artist and graphic designer in Sanaa, Yemen, explains how he uses art to raise awareness about the crushing US-Saudi war and blockade on his country.

This video says about itself:

Saudi prince faces Yemen protests

8 April 2018

Crown prince begins European tour.

Read more here.

  • ...

22:32

The Syrian American Medical Society Is Selling Regime Change and Driving the US to War MintPress News

Reports on unproven allegations of a chemical attack in Douma, the Syria city formerly occupied by the Army of Islam insurgent group, invariably rely on a key source: The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). Together with the White Helmets, SAMS has been cited by the Washington PostNew York TimesCNN and virtually every Western media organization reporting on the incident. In Douma, SAMS staff have claimed that they treated more than 500 people for symptoms indicative of exposure to a chemical agent.

The group also played a central role in shaping the narrative of a sarin attack in Al Qaeda-controlled Khan Sheikhoun in April, 2017, providing biomedical samples to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which violated its stated protocol by accepting evidence without a verifiable chain of custody. That incident prompted the launching of 57 cruise missiles at a Syrian air base by the American military. Almost exactly a year later, a strikingly similar event is said to have tripped the red line again, and is likely to trigger a more robust assault by the US and its allies.

SAMS claims to be a non-political, non-profit medical organization, and is cited as a credible authority by media reporting on the incident in Douma. Scant published material is available on the organizations origins as an exile arm of the Islamist-oriented Syrian opposition, its involvement in sophisticated influence operations from the Turkish-Syrian border, or its close relationship to neoconservative elements in Washington and Al Qaedas affiliate in Syria.

SAMS is not merely a group of Syrian doctors tending to the wounded in war torn areas, nor can it be considered a objective source on chemical attacks and other atrocities. The organization is a USAID-funded lobbying powerhouse that functions with a single-minded determination to stimulate a US-led war of regime change that will place Syrian Islamists in power in Damascus.

SAMS was founded in 1998 by members of the Syrian American exile community, which is concentrated in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Prior to the 2011 armed rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad, the group led several medical delegations to Syria...

22:30

The Washington Posts Breakthrough on the Murder of Martin Luther King MintPress News

For the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s murder, The Washington Post last week overcame its tainted history of softball coverage and published a hard-hitting account quoting the King familys disbelief in the guilt of convicted killer James Earl Ray.

The bold, top-of-the-front-page treatment on April 2 of reporter Tom Jackmans in-depth piece The Past Rediscovered: Who killed Martin Luther King Jr.?   represents a major turning point in the treatment of the case for the past five decades by mainstream media. Print, broadcast and all too many filmmakers and academics have consistently soft-pedaled ballistic, eye-witness and other evidence that undermines the official story of Kings death.

This time, the Post and Jackman, an experienced reporter, undertook bold but long overdue initiative. One can only hope that it leads to similar coverage rigorous and fair for other history-changing events, including current ones that are inherently secret.

 

The Posts MLK Success Formula

The front page of The Washington Post on April 5, 1968. (Washington Post)

Jackmans method was relatively simple. Reporters use it routinely on other stories that are not so politically sensitive as Kings death. In this instance, the reporter quoted family members and other experts and provided balance with other perspectives.

Thus, Jackman wrote near the top of his long column:

In the five decades since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead by an assassin at age 39, his children have worked tirelessly to preserve his legacy, sometimes with sharply different views on how best to do that. But they are unanimous on one key point: James Earl Ray did not kill Martin Luther King.

James Earl Ray

For the King family and others in the civil rights movement, the FBIs obsession with King in the years leading up to his slaying in Memphis on April 4, 1968 pervasive surveillance, a malicious disinformation campaign and open denunciations by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover laid the groundwork for their belief that he was the target of a plot.

That wasnt so hard, was it?

Memphis Commercial Appeal investigative reporter Marc Perrusquia appears to be a kindred spirit to Jackman. Based on extensive reporting for his newspaper, Perrusquia documented a new book released last month A Spy In Canaan: How the FBI Used A Famous Photographer To Infiltrate the Civil Rights...

22:28

Modernization: The Medias Code for Military Build-Up MintPress News

One of the most effective rhetorical tools in normalizing massive military budgets is to treat spending billions and sometimes trillions of dollars as something one has to do in order to be modern.

Modernization is, after all, an attractive label. Who doesnt want to be modern? Consider just a few examples from recent reporting on military spending.

The Department of Energy said the money was needed to modernize and restore the countrys nuclear weapons complex, Reuters reported of a $15 billion, one-year budget request for nuke spending.

Pentagon Budget Seeks Billions for Modernizing Nuclear Arsenal, Missile Defense, The Hill mumbled about a related $37 billion request.

The Army, meanwhile, will get many billions more as the service struggles to modernize while simultaneously fighting wars in current conflicts, wrote the National Interest.

U.S. nuclear policy is aimed at deterring Russia, CNN explained, through the modernization of the U.S. arsenal.

Finally, notes a Reuters headline on the worlds most expensive (and still not operational) fighter plane, the F-35 Fighter Modernization Could Cost $16 Billion Through 2024.

Other variations include the verbs overhaul or rebuild. The idea is that something has fallen into disrepair and simply needs to be put back together.

How vast new expenditures on weapons that can already end civilization can be justified in either financial or moral terms is simply breezed past. A modern United States is self-evidently preferable to a pre-modern one, and the United States must be modern to keep pace with perennial bad guys like Russia and China.

As the media monitoring group FAIR has shown time and again, the media almost always frames the U.S. as reacting to military escalations by others.

The idea that Russia and China could themselves be responding to long-existing U.S. plans for a military buildup is never entertained. Nor is it often pointed out that the U.S. spends roughly three times as much on its military as China whose population is more than quadruple ours and about 10 times as much as Russia.

Its essential, after all, that the United States when its not stumbling around like a hapless giant always be the party responding, no...

22:28

The Case for America First on the Korean Peninsula MintPress News

Of all the political maxims that Donald Trump has upended since he launched his presidential campaign with a ride down a gilded escalator, perhaps none is more symbolic than the slogan that has come to define his presidency: America First.

For Trump, these words are nothing so much as an expression of aggressive machismo, providing the ideological underpinning to a range of retrograde policy approaches from trade to immigration.

With the recent appointment of the uber-hawkish John Bolton as National Security Advisor, this list has seemingly expanded to include foreign policy as well. Boltons career has been a steady stream of incendiary rhetoric and calls for American military intervention around the globe, most notably as a leading proponent for the disastrous invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Ironically, this view is completely at odds with what America First has traditionally implied. Until Trump hijacked the slogan, it had long been associated with an isolationist foreign policy stance. It was first popularized by President Woodrow Wilson during his 1916 re-election campaign, whose slogan boasted of Wilson that he kept us out of war.

More famously, the America First Committee was founded in 1940 with the sole purpose of keeping the United States out of the next major war in Europe. The Committee quickly grew into an organization of 800,000 members which represented a wide swath of American society, and whose position influenced official policy until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Indeed, President Franklin Roosevelt himself pledged to keep the U.S. out of the conflict during his campaign for a third term in 1940.

It was into this vein of isolationism that Trump tapped with his own initial use of the America First slogan. During the presidential campaign, Trump questioned why the U.S. military was still stationed in countries like South Korea and Japan, and demonstrated skepticism over the utility of NATO.

According to Michael Wolffs book Fire and Fury, Trump also seemed reluctant to take action against the Syrian government following a chemical attack that occurred early in his presidency, initially siding with since-departed chief strategist Steve Bannons view to keep the United States out of intractable problems. (Bannon, it should be noted, also...

22:26

Deir Yassin: The Massacre that Sparked the Nakba MintPress News

April 9 marked the 70th anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, in which Jewish militias murdered over 100 Palestinian men, women and children as part of a self-described cleansing campaign to expel indigenous Arabs to make way for the nascent Jewish state of Israel.

One of the key ideological elements of Zionism the movement for the re-establishment of a Jewish nation in Palestine  is the premise of what literary theorist Edward Said called the excluded presence of the indigenous population of Palestine. From its earliest days, Zionism, which is at its core a settler colonial movement of white, mostly European people usurping Arabs they often viewed as inferior or backwards, propagated the myth of a land without a people for a people without a land. Theodore Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism, argued that a Jewish state in Palestine would form a portion of a rampart of Europe against Asia, an outpost of civilization as opposed to barbarism.

Such supremacist notions, brimming with messianic self-righteousness and bolstered by European fealty to the Westphalian state system which presumed non-European territories were ripe for colonization, allowed Zionists to justify horrific crimes against the Palestinian people. This, just a few years after Jews had suffered one of the worst episodes of genocide in human history, and even more recently, after the international community had condemned Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg for many of the same atrocities Jews were now committing in pursuit of their own lebensraum in Palestine.

The trouble with Zionism is that it presumes universal belief in, or at least acceptance of, the deity and prophecy of the Old Testament, which according to the sacred mythology, promised the Jews, Gods Chosen People, all of Palestine. The Arabs of Palestine, who comprised 90 percent or more of the population there for centuries preceding Zionist colonization, certainly did not believe nor accept this.

Nor did the British, who ruled Palestine from 1923 until Jewish terrorism drove them out in 1947 and who had, after originally authorizing in the Balfour Declaration a...

22:15

Yoda: Syrian Army Discovers White Helmets Filming Site in Eastern Ghouta Public Intelligence Blog

Syrian Army Discovers White Helmets Filming Site in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian Army has discovered where the White Helmets have filmed their propaganda videos in Eastern Ghouta against the Syrian government, a report said on Wednesday.

According to Fars news agency, the place is located in the small town of Saqba in Eastern Ghouta. The army personnel reportedly also discovered cameras and film production equipment left at the site.

See Also:

Syria False Flag @ Phi Beta Iota

22:11

Now Facebook is being accused of profiting off of the illegal wildlife trade Fast Company

As if things werent bad enough for Facebook, now its being accused of profiting from the illegal sales of animal parts and animal trafficking. The law firm of Kohn, Kohn and Colapintoaka the whistleblower law firmfiled a complaint this week on behalf of an anonymous whistleblower who claims that Facebook is running ads on web pages

As if things werent bad enough for Facebook, now its being accused of profiting from the illegal sales of animal parts and animal trafficking.

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22:05

How the Syrian American Medical Society Is Selling Regime Change and Driving the U.S. to War Truthdig RSS

Reports on unproven allegations of a chemical attack in Douma, the Syria city formerly occupied by the Army of Islam insurgent group, invariably rely on a key source: The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). Together with the White Helmets, SAMS has been cited by the Washington PostNew York TimesCNN and virtually every Western media organization reporting on the incident. In Douma, SAMS staff have claimed that they treated more than 500 people for symptoms indicative of exposure to a chemical agent.

The group also played a central role in shaping the narrative of a sarin attack in Al Qaeda-controlled Khan Sheikhoun in April, 2017, providing biomedical samples to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which violated its stated protocol by accepting evidence without a verifiable chain of custody. That incident prompted the launching of 57 cruise missiles at a Syrian air base by the American military. Almost exactly a year later, a strikingly similar event is said to have tripped the red line again, and is likely to trigger a more robust assault by the US and its allies.

SAMS claims to be a non-political, non-profit medical organization, and is cited as a credible authority by media reporting on the incident in Douma. Scant published material is available on the organizations origins as an exile arm of the Islamist-oriented Syrian opposition, its involvement in sophisticated influence operations from the Turkish-Syrian border, or its close relationship to neoconservative elements in Washington and Al Qaedas affiliate in Syria.

SAMS is not merely a group of Syrian doctors tending to the wounded in war torn areas, nor can it be considered a objective source on chemical attacks and other atrocities. The organization is a USAID-funded lobbying powerhouse that functions with a single-minded determination to stimulate a US-led war of regime change that will place Syrian Islamists in power in Damascus.

SAMS was founded in 1998 by members of the Syrian American exile community, which is concentrated in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Prior to the 2011 armed rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad, the group led several medical delegations to Syria, presuma...

22:00

Four Questions For Facebook That We Still Need Answers To Fast Company

DuckDuckGos CEO and founder Gabriel Weinberg says that the Cambridge Analytica scandal is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Facebooks problems.

Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week. While many questions explored how Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal data Facebook kept on 87 million people, thats just the tip of the iceberg. Theres a lot more at stakefrom continued political manipulation to algorithmic biasand we still need answers.

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22:00

Dont Let One Employee Ruin Your Great Company Culture Fast Company

It only takes one employee to undo all the work youve put into creating a great company culture. Heres how to stop that before its too late.

As much time and effort as you put into developing a company culture that reflects your companys values, it only takes one toxic employee turn it upside downunless you keep that toxic attitude from spreading, that is.

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22:00

#GoogleGestapo: I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. Public Intelligence Blog

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I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

With a few clicks, I learned that about 500 advertisers many that I had never heard of, like Bad Dad, a motorcycle parts store, and Space Jesus, an electronica band had my contact information, which could include my email address, phone number and full name. Facebook also had my entire phone book, including the number to ring my apartment buzzer.

PhiBetaIota: Brian X. Chen has done a really excellent job on this one aspect of #GoogleGestapo. We hope he will delve more into all of the ways each element of #GoogleGestapo from Amazon banning books to Facebook violating privacy to Google manipulating searches to MeetUp censoring alt-right and alt-left voices to Twitter censoring and digitally assassinating alt-right (Roger Stone) and alt-left (Charlie Peach) voices to YouTube purging thousands of channels many ex post facto for  three-year-old items that have been approved by YouTube for those three years to Wikipedia manipulating history and facts to suit its masters violates the US  Constitution as well as Title 7 (anti-discrimination).

See Especially:

Young, Kaliya, Theres a  Facebook Alternative, Its Called Self-Sovereign Identity, CoinDesk.com, 6 April 2018.

Steele, Robert. Creating a Post-Western Independent Internet: An Open Source Internet Can Create Peace and Prosperity for All, Russian International Affairs Council, February 5, 2018.

Steele, Robert, How The Deep State Controls Social Media and Digitally Assassinates Critics: #GoogleGestapo Censorship & Crowd-Stalking Made Easy, American Herald Tribune, November 7, 2017.

Steele, Robert, #GoogleGestapo: Censorship & Surveillance (Including Amazon, Facebook, Google, MeetUp, Twitter, YouTube) UPDATE 6, Phi Beta Iota Public Intelligence Blog,...

21:41

Heineken still hasnt recovered from Chance the Rapper calling its ad racist Fast Company

If youve ever doubted the needle-moving power of Twitter influencers, pour one out for Heineken. The Dutch beer brewer suffered a significant dip in consumer sentiment after one of its commercials was called racist by Chance the Rapper, and more than two weeks after it pulled the ad out of rotation, the company still hasnt

If youve ever doubted the needle-moving power of Twitter influencers, pour one out for Heineken. The Dutch beer brewer suffered a significant dip in consumer sentiment after one of its commercials was called racist by Chance the Rapper, and more than two weeks after it pulled the ad out of rotation, the company still hasnt recovered.

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21:34

More snowfall could negatively impact farmers in Wisconsin Signs of the Times

The cold weather and snow could impact when local farmers start to harvest their crops. SkyWarn 13 Chief Meteorologist Darren Maier says the snow probably won't be leaving anytime soon. "Until this pattern breaks to where we can get temperatures consistently back to normal or above, that possibility of seeing additional snow I'd say is likely still in the forecast," says Maier. Agriculture Agent, Mark Hagedorn, at UW-Extension in Eau Claire says this time of year, the snow is usually gone and farmers are getting ready to do field work.

21:30

This Plan For An AI-Based Direct Democracy Outsources Votes To A Predictive Algorithm Fast Company

MIT Media Labs Cesar Hidalgo imagines a system of direct democracy fueled by personalized digital agents that vote on issues for us.

In the last Presidential election in the U.S, voter turnout hovered around 67%. The European Unions parliamentary elections saw 42%. And in New York Citys last mayoral election, just 24% of residents turned out to cast a ballot. Our collective participation in the project of democracy is quite a bit less than idea.

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21:30

This Week In Infinite Content: Seth Rogen, Lost in Space, And More Fast Company

Theres way too much new content to keep up with, but were here to help with our weekly guide. Here are the latest arrivals to streaming platforms.

Peak TV has made life inarguably more challenging. When Netflix announced more than 700 new shows and movies coming in 2018, it seemed as though the company was perhaps trying to kill us. The sheer amount of content to potentially relax with after a long day is already daunting. Its an almost incomprehensible breadth of variety, which can  lead to 45 minutes of careful weighing options, and then a viewing experience marred by nervously evaluating whether theres something better to watch instead.

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21:27

Lance-tailed manakins mating season in Panama Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Successful Displays & Multiple Copulations, April 11, 2018

Watch Live at http://allaboutbirds.org/manakins

This cam shows one display perch in a population of Lance-tailed Manakins on Isla Boca Brava, Chiriqu, Panam, that has been monitored intensively since 1999.

Lance-tailed Manakins are small passerine birds in the family Pipridae that live in secondary growth forests of Western Panama, Columbia, and Venezuela. Male Lance-tailed Manakins are black with a blue back and red crest; females are olive-green with orange legs, and have an orange or red crest. Young males initially look like females, but pass through two intermediate subadult plumages before attaining adult coloration in their 4th year after hatching. Lance-tailed Manakins are primarily frugivorous, and manakins as a group are important seed dispersers in...

21:25

Snakes alive! ... just RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Turtles that breathe through their genitals and chameleons the size of a human thumbnail are among reptiles heading for extinction, according to the latest EDGE of Existence list.

21:15

Water scarcity threat to almost half the worlds thermal power plant output RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The greatest threat facing fossil fuel power plants may be water, not renewables, says a group of environmental researchers.

21:07

Facebook boss anti-privacy, pro-censorship Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 11 April 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Amid Privacy Scandal, Is Facebook Profiting off Data from Children & Teens?

During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbergs 5-hour testimony to lawmakers Tuesday about the massive privacy scandal enveloping the platform, lawmakers also questioned him about Facebooks increasing effort to market the platform to children. For more, we speak with Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The group has launched a campaign to end Facebook Messenger Kids.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

United States Facebook boss refuses to commit to protect data privacy

FACEBOOK boss Mark Zuckerberg refused to give a commitment to protect the data privacy of the social media websites users during an appearance in the US Congress yesterday.

In a tense second day of testimony, Mr Zuckerberg read the same opening statement as he had at the previous days hearing, claiming that British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had misused Facebook users...

21:05

Another dead dolphin washes ashore in Algoa Bay, South Africa - 11th to die in under 2 weeks Signs of the Times

Another dolphin has washed ashore in Algoa Bay, the second such stranding since last week. The adult common dolphin was found dead in a tidal pool on the beach at Cape Recife Nature Reserve this morning. This brings the total number of dead dolphins found on the Bay shores to 11 in less than two weeks. Bayworld staff rushed out to the reserve where the adult female common dolphin was found.

21:03

New platform aims to take the global pulse RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A sustainable development platform is launched today that aims to help decision-makers who are "drowning in a sea of data yet can't find the information they need".

21:00

How To Build An Internship Program That Works For The Interns Fast Company

Companies with top-rated internships reveal the four ingredients every internship program needs besides pay.

For many, the internship represents that rite of passage from being a student to becoming a young professional. Internships help young adults apply what theyve learned in their studies to the real world. It is an internship at a coveted company, many argue, that makes the recent college grad more marketable than her degree itself.

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21:00

Its Time For Countries To Abandon Economic Growth As The Only Indicator Of Success Fast Company

Instead, we need systems that focus on regenerating our planet, and equitably distributing its resources.

The story of mankind that we most like to tell ourselves is one of growth, says economist Kate Raworth at TED 2018 in Vancouver. Were all used to that image of the silhouettes, marching forward from ape to fully-upright human. We readily believe that economic progress will take the same shapean ever-rising line of growth, Raworth says.

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21:00

Deadpool Does Product Marketing In The Deadpooliest Way Possible Fast Company

Everyones favorite self-aware superhero takes his irreverent marketing approach to blockbuster product tie-in mode.

What: A Deadpool 2 marketing tie-in with Devour frozen meals

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21:00

3 Easy Ways To Sound More Credible And Confident Fast Company

Eliminating certain words from your vocabulary can have a huge impact on your credibility.

Regardless of your role, having great communication skills only improves your ability to lead. It helps you better motivate your team, create a culture of open and honest feedback, and keep people organized and on the right track.

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20:48

UN agencies issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

WHO and UNICEF have issued a 10-step guide to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities, saying universal breastfeeding for two years would save 820,000 lives a year.

20:45

Volcano in Vanuatu spills heavy ash as acid rain falls from the sky, evacuation fears for 11,000 residents Signs of the Times

A state of emergency has been declared for Vanuatu's Ambae Island as a volcano continues to spill thick heavy ash. Thousands of residents who call the island home have been warned they may need to evacuate after up to 1cm of ash has fallen in some areas north of the island on Tuesday night. The situation was described as 'becoming critical in some areas' and national EMT coordinator Dr Basil Leodoro told Vanuatu Daily Post they had 'received reports of houses collapsing due to the weight of the ash.'

20:40

Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico erupts and sends huge plume of smoke and flaming debris into the sky Signs of the Times

This is the incredible moment a volcano explodes into life sending a huge cloud of smoke into the sky and flaming debris flying. The Popocatepetl volcano, located between the central Mexican states of Morelos, Puebla and Mexico, burst into life. In the video, a huge plume of black smoke can be seen coming out from the volcano's crater.

20:33

Research Volunteer on Agroecology RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

  WORLD FUTURE COUNCIL - VACANCY DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 20 April 2018 The World Future Council (WFC) is a global forum of 50 respected personalities who give voice to the shared ethical values of citizens worldwide. The Council works closely with policy-makers, civil society and business to identify and implement best policies to protect the rights of future generations (www.worldfuturecouncil.org). The World Future Council is looking for a 30h Research Volunteer on [...]

20:30

How I Learned To Let Go Of Controlling Everything In My Life & Found Ease & Surrender The Event Chronicle

How I Learned To Let Go Of Controlling Everything In My Life & Found Ease & Surrender

20:24

Rufous motmots, other birds in Panama Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Rufous Motmot Pair Sample Fruit, April 11, 2018Panama Fruit Feeder Cam

Two colorful Rufous Motmots forage on fresh fruit at the Panama Fruit Feeder cam site at the Canopy Lodge.

Watch LIVE 24/7 with highlights and viewing resources at http://allaboutbirds.org/panamafeeders

The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Canopy Family.

The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antn, Panama. This site is just over 2,000 ft above sea level in the low mountains of Cerro Gaital, with a mild springtime climate year-round. A small stream called Rio Guayabo runs past the feeders in the background, and the lush landscaping of the Canopy Lodge grounds grade into the forested slopes around them. The feeding table is around 40 feet from the main lodge, and is one of several feeders provisioned throughout the day so that guests to the lodge are greeted to spectacular views of many of the common birds found in this ecosystem.

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20:11

"Just For Today" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Just For Today"

"Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires, I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it.

Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count. I will do a least two things I don't want to do- just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not show it.

Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, keep my voice low, be courteous, criticize not one bit. I won't find fault with anything, nor try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.

Just for today I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself, and relax. During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective of my life.

Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me."

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20:08

Film of huge avalanche powering down mountainside in Tignes, France Signs of the Times

This is the shocking moment a team of workers had to run for their lives from a powerful avalanche. The huge snow mass cascaded down the mountainside for several minutes in Tignes, France on Tuesday afternoon. In the clip, which was filmed by Yves Queffeulou who works in the snow removal department, the road is completely submerged in snow.

20:05

Passenger Reported Overboard From P&O's Pacific Dawn Cruise Law News

ABC News in Australia reports that a woman has gone overboard from the P&O Pacific Dawn today. The cruise ship left Brisbane, Australia last weekend on a cruise of the Pacific Islands. 

The P&O ship is now conducting a search for the missing guest. 

P&O released a statement today stating that a crew member observed the unidentified woman going overboard from the ship around 4 P.M. today (April 12, 2018).  The incident reportedly occurred when Overboard Pacific Dawnthe Pacific Dawn was approximately 300 kilometers west of New Caledonia.

The crew member apparently notified the bridge and the ship turned to conduct a search. Other vessels in the vicinity assisted in the search. 

A spokesperson for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said that the ship faced three-to-four-meter swells and high winds (55 kph winds).

According to cruise expert Professor Ross Klein, at least 308 people have gone overboard from cruise ships since 2000.

According to the Herald Sun, a passenger on the cruise ship posted a photograph of a life ring in the water about an hour after the ship began its search, stating that the passenger had not yet been located although it was getting dark at the time.

"Horrendous here on ship. Man over board an hour ago. Ship going round and round searching." pic.twitter.com/jpC0NGRomU  Jonathan Trevithick (@JonTrevithick) April 12, 2018

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20:05

Gazas Hospitals Taxed by Wounded From Israeli Fire Truthdig RSS

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Raed Jadallah belonged to an exclusive club a small band of surfers who escaped the claustrophobia of blockaded Gaza by riding the waves of the Mediterranean. Now hes immobile, a metal fixation device clamped to his left leg after an Israeli bullet fractured his femur in two places.

The 25-year-old plasterer from a seaside refugee camp said he doesnt know when hell be able to walk again, let alone surf.

Sea and surfing are everything to me, he said on Wednesday, a day after being discharged from the hospital, his lower body covered by a blanket as he rested on a sofa at his home.

Jadallah is among 1,297 Palestinians shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers, including snipers, during the past two weeks of mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border, according to a computerized count by the Gaza Health Ministry. An additional 1,554 Gaza residents have been treated for tear gas inhalation or injuries by rubber-coated steel pellets.

In addition, 33 Palestinians have been killed during this period, including 26 in border demonstrations. The latest casualties came on Thursday, when Israel said it bombed Hamas militant targets in the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and wounding another.

The Israeli military has disputed the Gaza count of wounded, saying that at most dozens were struck by Israeli fire. But it has not offered supporting evidence and did not respond to requests for comment.

The casualty figures are at the heart of an intensifying debate over the militarys open-fire orders, branded as unlawful by rights groups because soldiers are permitted to use potentially lethal force against unarmed Palestinians approaching the border fence. Israel has accused Gazas Hamas rulers of using the protests as a cover for carrying out attacks, including a possible mass breach of the border fence, and says it has a right to defend its sovereign border. It says its sharpshooters have been careful, aiming only at instigators involved in attempted attacks.

The protests have been organized by Hamas, but have also been fueled by widespread despair among the territorys 2 million people. Gaza has endured more than a decade of border closures, imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant group seized the territory in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian parliament elections.

More bloodshed on the border is likely, with organizers calling for protests to continue until mid-May and Israel saying it wont change its rules of engagement.

Already, the recent surge of patients with gunshot wounds has severely taxed Gazas clinics and hospitals.

Gazas health system has been buckling under years of shortages of essential medicines and equipment caused by the blockade and Hamas power struggle with the rival Palestinian Authority, doctors say. The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority accuses Hamas of selling medicines it sends, while Hamas accuses it of delayi...

20:05

USA Today admits student with measles had already been vaccinated The Crazz Files

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20:03

"What Is The Joy About?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

There are meaningful warnings which history gives a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, the decadence of art, or a lack of great statesmen. There are open and evident warnings, too. The center of your democracy and of your culture is left without electric power for a few hours only, and all of a sudden crowds of American citizens start looting and creating havoc. The smooth surface film must be very thin, then, the social system quite unstable and unhealthy. But the fight for our planet, physical and spiritual, a fight of cosmic proportions, is not a vague matter of the future; it has already started. The forces of Evil have begun their offensive; you can feel their pressure, and yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

20:03

Multi-Millionaire Mass Murderer for Senate Dissident Voice

Donald Leon Don Blankenship isnt just another typical rich, white, tall, 68-year-old Republican multi-millionaire ideologue serving out the last probationary year of his federal criminal sentence in Las Vegas while running for the US Senate in West Virginia.  Hes also an endlessly, self-righteously self-justifying mass murderer.

Don Blankenship isnt your typical extermination-camp-type mass murderer. Hes a lifelong coal executive. Mostly his activities kill people slowly, in their natural habitat, or what used to be a natural habitat before coal mining started destroying mountains, rivers, aquifers, and other life-sustaining ecosystems.

None of this is much of an issue in the Republican primary race for the West Virginia Senate nomination. The primary is scheduled for May 8. As of April 5, Blankenship was rising in the polls, now standing second with 27% in a six-way race, nine points higher than a month ago. The leader has 29%, down four points over the past month (down 13 since February). In 2016 Donald Trump won 68% of the vote in West Virginia. In 2014 the Republican Senate candidate won 62%. Blankenship is self-funding his campaign and has reportedly already spent millions. Blankenship spokesman Greg Thomas framed the situation carefully:

While we dont have much confidence in other peoples polls, it is not surprising that more and more West Virginians would be supporting Don Blankenship. Dons message of being a proven job creator and a conservative leader in West Virginia who will fight against the D.C. establishment is being received well everywhere we go.

The more people know about Don, the more they like him. We are doing everything we can to make sure people hear our positive message.

Reality is a variable, especially in politics. Even in West Virginia, running as a former CEO convicted of conspiring to cut safety measures, directly leading to 29 dead miners, probably is not the best image to project, even though its precisely true. But that was back in 2010, back before the Trump era blossomed upon us, back when the US government actually tried to prosecute people who killed their employees, back when Rolling Stone described Blankenship with refreshing venom:

You might not know that he grew up in the coal fields of West Virginia, received an accounting degree from a local college, and, through a combination of luck, hard work and coldblood...

20:01

PM May calls urgent undisclosed cabinet meeting amidst reports of taking the country to war without parliamentary approval Signs of the Times

Press British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to brief ministers this Thursday on a "fast-moving week" amid the ratcheting up of tensions over Syria. May's spokesman confirmed that the meeting will focus on Syria. May will hold an unscheduled meeting of her cabinet on Thursday, which will involve senior ministers, her spokesman told media. While the agenda of the meeting has not been made public, reports suggest May is going to seek approval for military action in Syria. Sky News reported that May is expected to ask the ministers to greenlight the UK's participation in an attack spearheaded by France and the US, without consulting the Parliament. Should the approval be granted, the operation could be launched "within hours."

20:01

Stop repression in Catalonia, Amsterdam demonstration 14 April Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Police brutality on Catalonia independence referendum (01/10/2017)

Images of police repression today in Sant Iscle de Vallalta, a tiny 1200 people village close to Barcelona.

From Facebook, about a demonstration, Saturday 14 April, 2 pm at the Dam square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands:

Stand up for democracy and human rights! Solidarity with the Catalans!

The Spanish repression of Catalans gets worse by the day. In the meantime, nine Catalan MPs and activists have already been arrested. Without ever using violence, they are accused of violent revolt. On the weekend of the demonstration, two leaders of the Catalan movement will have been jailed for no reason already for six months.

In recent months more than 1,500 people were injured by the Spanish authorities and the only crime was that they wanted to vote, 150 fascist attacks took place in Catalonia, 140...

19:46

Flu Vax Modifying Flu Virus to Dengue-Like Disease The Crazz Files

Dr. Rima Explains What It Means!
 

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19:23

Before the Big Day: What You Should Do to Get the Bridal Body You Want The Fifth Column

(TFC) If pictures say 1,000 words and one of the most photographed days in a womans life is her wedding day, then what the bride looks like and feels like on her big day is even more important. There may not be a more eventful day in a womans life and the memories will last a lifetime. There are a few bridal beauty routines to do before the big day to make sure you get the body you want.

 

Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are an easy way to make sure that your beautiful smile shines through. Most dental cleanings are covered by dental insurance, so it shouldnt even be an expensive beauty treatment. Howard and Howard Dental explains that most dental cleanings take only 25 to 30 minutes, so even in your busy time before the wedding, make time for it so everyone can see your pearly whites.

 

Skin Treatments

Skin treatments make sure you look healthy and refreshed for your big day. Facials, foot baths, serums, balms, lotions, and other at-home treatments are cheaper beauty trends than going to a spa or cosmetologist. Although, if a pampering is what you need to relax before your wedding day, then look for a local and highly recommended spa in your area.

 

Waxing

There is almost nothing that feels more wonderful than getting a wax done. There are many different options for waxing from your eyebrows down to your toes. No matter where and what waxing treatment you get done, your skin will feel silky smooth after the treatment. But before getting any waxing treatment, according to Inside Weddings you should moisturize the area until the day before your appointment to keep it hydrated and allow for better results. Since dry skin is not as flexible, this can sometimes cause the hair to break at skin level rather than be removed from the follicle....

19:04

Facebook Is No Friend to Democracy Truthdig RSS

The for-profit social media giant Facebook harvests vast amounts of data from each of its 2 billion users across the globe. This data trove gives Facebook unparalleled commercial power and, as is becoming increasingly clear, the ability to influence significant events, including national elections. Revelations about Facebooks role in the exploitation of user data by a company called Cambridge Analytica to support the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, as well as the outcome of the Brexit vote the referendum leading the United Kingdom to leave the European Union have provoked widespread calls for tough, new data privacy laws.

For the first time ever, Facebooks founder and CEO, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, appeared before Congress for two days of hearings. On Tuesday, among those who questioned him was Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin:

SEN. DURBIN: Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?

MARK ZUCKERBERG: Umm, uh, no.

SEN. DURBIN: If youve messaged anybody this week, would you share with us the names of the people youve messaged?

MARK ZUCKERBERG: Senator, no, I would probably not choose to do that publicly here.

SEN. DURBIN: I think that may be what this is all about: your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away in modern America in the name of, quote, connecting people around the world.'

The hearings generated much heat but little light, as was predicted by Zeynep Tufekci, a professor at the University of North Carolina and one of the keenest observers of Facebook and our evolving digital landscape. Appearing on the Democracy Now! news hour, Tufekci said: We dont really need Mark Zuckerberg to explain the very basics of Facebook to a bunch of senators who dont seem to even understand that. We need to sit down and say, How do we deal with the new information commons? How do we deal with the new public sphere as it operates?' She added: People mistakenly think that Facebook sells your data. Facebook doesnt sell your data. Facebook sells you.

Cambridge Analytica, co-founded by former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon and billionaire Trump supporter and extreme right-wing ideologue Robert Mercer, claimed it could create psychographic profiles of people based on their Facebook data. A company whistleblower revealed that they advised the Trump campaign on how to target ads, both to boost Trump and suppress Democratic voter turnout.

The wholesale, planetwide exploitation of personal data has dark implications, Zeynep Tufekci said: We could enter into a phase of surveillance authoritarianism, where we dont face [George Orwells] 1984 model, where ther...

19:00

Dont Let Your Bosss Poor Communication Skills Hold You Back Fast Company

If your boss is terrible at communicating, you dont have to deal with the fallout. These strategies will help you get the information you need.

Poor communication is costing you in more ways than you probably realize. But it might not be your poor communication thats the problem.

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19:00

SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE ON STEROIDS Giza Death Star

Mr. A.F. saw this article on the next step in the ongoing GMO crime syndicate's gallant struggle against clear thinking and non-corporate science, and

The post SUBSTANTIAL EQUIVALENCE ON STEROIDS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

18:52

Atlantic Ocean circulation system is weakest in 1,000 years - temperatures in Europe expected to drop Signs of the Times

A significant shift in the system of ocean currents that helps keep parts of Europe warm could send temperatures in the UK lower, scientists have found. They say the Atlantic Ocean circulation system is weaker now than it has been for more than 1,000 years - and has changed significantly in the past 150. The study, in the journal Nature, says it may be a response to increased melting ice and is likely to continue. Comment: So they can't be sure what's causing it and it began 150 years ago. By most reports, ice accumulation is increasing, below the sea however, appears to be another story entirely: Ross ice shelf freezing, not melting as 'expected', "It blew our minds." Massive snow accumulation records in U.S. & Canada & Greenland all time ice gain Researchers say that could have an impact on Atlantic ecosystems. Scientists involved in the Atlas project - the largest study of deep Atlantic ecosystems ever undertaken - say the impact will not be of the order played out in the 2004 Hollywood blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow.

18:27

Pandas and birds in Chengdu, China Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from China says about itself:

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan has been created to imitate the natural habitat for Giant Panda and other rare species rearing and breeding. Its stated goal is to be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination. In the video in addition to the Giant Pandas you can see also the so called Red Panda. Recorded October 2015 in 4K (Ultra HD) with Sony AX100. Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

As I wrote, on 31 March 2018 we arrived at Chengdu airport in Sichuan province in China. That day in Chengdu, we went to the local panda reserve.

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18:20

Russia launches live-fire exercises off Syrian coast amid expected US strikes Signs of the Times

Russia has scheduled a missile-firing exercise in the eastern Mediterranean as US President Donald Trump have threatened Syia and Russian forces deployed in the country with "smart" missiles. The Russian military exercises, including missile-firing, will be held from April 11 to April 26 around Nicosia in the eastern Mediterranean. A similar warning was earlier issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which had recommended all aircraft to supervise over their flights in the eastern Mediterranean region within the next 72 hours. The warning appeared due to possible airstrikes on Syria involving cruise missiles or air-to-surface missiles. Comment: Europe's air traffic control: 'Possible air strikes on Syria within 72 hours' - as Trump, Macron and May 'decide' whether to do something really stupid

18:00

A wanted man in China has been caught because of facial recognition software Fast Company

The man was reportedly caught after facial recognition software running on cameras at a concert identified him, reports AbacusNews. Thats despite there being over 50,000 people attending the concert, which took place in Nanchang, China. Law enforcement in the country has increasingly been turning to facial recognition software to surveil the public for persons of

The man was reportedly caught after facial recognition software running on cameras at a concert identified him, reports AbacusNews. Thats despite there being over 50,000 people attending the concert, which took place in Nanchang, China. Law enforcement in the country has increasingly been turning to facial recognition software to surveil the public for persons of interest. While the feat of the facial recognition technologies is impressive, it is increasingly raising alarm from privacy advocates who say governments that use the technology are at risk of turning society into one resembling George Orwells 1984.

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18:00

Ask Yourself These 2 Questions To Jump-Start Your Morning Productivity Fast Company

Heres how to set clearer intentions for a productive workday in the time it takes you to brush your teeth.

Technically, we all have the same wide-open opportunity every morning: to set some goals for the day and strive to achieve them. In practice, though, that doesnt always happen. You wake up late, scramble to get out of the door on time, and then plunge into whatever fresh crisis awaits you the second you sit down at your desk. There goes the day, right?

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18:00

This lidar startup is challenging Velodyne for the autonomous car business Fast Company

The death of Elaine Herzberg, who was hit by one of Ubers autonomous test cars in Arizona in March, has forced a rethink of the entire self-driving industry. All aspects of the technology (and the propensity for human error) have a ways to go. But the nighttime crash has focused interest on lidar, laser-scanner technology

The death of Elaine Herzberg, who was hit by one of Ubers autonomous test cars in Arizona in March, has forced a rethink of the entire self-driving industry. All aspects of the technology (and the propensity for human error) have a ways to go. But the nighttime crash has focused interest on lidar, laser-scanner technology that can see in the dark.

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17:58

Peace Meditation -- Make this Viral Operation Disclosure

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The Intelligence Hub for the Victory of Light

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MAKE THIS VIRAL! PEACE MEDITATION 2018-4-15

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 reaching planetary peace is taking too long. Here is our chance to collectively speed up the process. Therefore we are using the opportunity of the New Moon on April 15th/16th to create a portal through which we will balance the energy field around the planet.

We are doing this meditation to counteract the negative effects of the military escalation that is now taking place in Syria:

https://www.rt.com/usa/423802-trump-get-ready-russia-missiles/


https://www.rt.com/news/423807-moscow-trump-syria-missiles/

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 closer to us:

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
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17:48

Syrian army arrests British militants in Eastern Ghouta Signs of the Times

A number of British forces have been captured by the Syrian army during military operations in Eastern Ghouta, according to reports by local media. According to a report by Al-Mayadeen news channel cited by Fars News, a number of British troops have been captured during the Syrian Arab Army's operations in Eastern Ghouta. They are believed to be a part of international military forces deployed in the region to launch a ground assault in Damascus in cooperation with the US. According to the report, the US and other NATO countries, Jordan and Israel planned to launch attacks from several fronts, but the plot failed as Syrian armed forces made a series of rapid advances in Eastern Ghouta in March. The plot allegedly involved massive airstrikes by US and Israeli planes that were supposed to pave the way for ground forces.

17:39

Mark Weisbrot: US is involved in the continuing coup in Brazil (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Journalist Aline Piva interviews american economist Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and President of Just Foreign Policy, a non-governmental organization dedicated to reforming US foreign policy.

17:35

Syrian Government Invites Chemical Weapons Inspectors To Investigate Chemical Attack The Mind Unleashed

While the US government and their NATO allies were quick to blame the Syrian government for the recent chemical attack in Douma that reportedly killed dozens of people, no one has yet to provide any evidence linking the Assad regime to the attack.

Russian UN Security Council, Vassily Nebenzia said US attacks on Syria could lead to grave repercussions, and said that the idea that Assad was behind the gas attacks was fake news, and pointed out that inspectors have not even been to the site yet.

The office of the Foreign Ministry in Syria said it had invited the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to come investigate the incident.

There have been numerous alleged gas attacks in the past that have allowed the US to continue and escalate their war in Syria, and each time no evidence was produced to justify the military action.

Theodore Postol, a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), made a statement after the previous gas attack saying that he does not believe the Assad regime was responsible for the attacks, and that it is possible the evidence was tampered with.

I have reviewed the [White Houses] document carefully, and I believe it can be shown, without doubt, that the document does not provide any evidence whatsoever that the US government has concrete knowledge that the government of Syria was the source of the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria at roughly 6am to 7am on 4 April, 2017. In fact, a main piece of evidence that is cited in the document point to an attack that was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft, on the morning of 4 April. This conclusion is based on an assumption made by the White House when it cited the source of the sarin release and the photographs of that source. My own assessment is that the source was very likely tampered with or staged, so no serious conclusion could be made from the photographs cited by the White House, Postol said.

All of these highly amateurish mistakes indicate that this White House report, like the earlier Obama White House Report [from Ghouta in 2013], was not properly vetted by the intelligence community as claimed. I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicisation of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times...

17:32

I Loved El 3amas Live Interview with MP Nadim Gemayel! Blog Baladi

Whether were into politics or not, were all bombarded left and right by electoral campaigns, political TV shows and talk shows but honestly speaking, none of it is as captivating and genuine as El 3alams live interview with MP Nadim Gemayel was. I watched Hisham Haddads new show on the elections and it was more of a WhatsApp group fiasco than a constructive talk and I didnt like Dima Sadeks Lawein Wasleen. MTVs Daq El Jaras is not bad though.

In fact, I found it hard to believe that any candidate would agree to go live with Ghayd, given that hes a bit of a loose cannon and this could easily backfire on the candidate, but the interview with Nadim was quite entertaining and fun and I believe he should engage with other candidates to help them reach their audiences in a genuine way, especially that hes not endorsing any party or candidate. I gave Ghayd a call to see if he had planned such interviews and he told me it happened by accident, and I encouraged him to engage with further candidates especially the independent ones that are little known to the Lebanese voters. I think he should add some fun games or quizzes too but nothing too cliche of course (he knows better).

What I enjoyed most was that it wasnt all serious talk and had a bit of Zach Galifianakis-like questions, but definitely not as outrageous as Zach. It was more of a Get to know this guy than whats your political platform and what do you think of this politician and that, and it helped viewers judge this candidate based on the answers he gave.

Keep it up Ghayd!

17:29

Zuckerberg struggles to answer Sasse's plea to define hate speech during senate meeting Signs of the Times

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg grappled with questions of all stripes at Tuesday's Senate hearing on the social media platform and the 2016 election, but it was Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse's questions about hate speech that should alarm free speech advocates. Along with inquiries from Texas Republican Ted Cruz, Sasse stood out. His portion began by acknowledging that companies like Facebook "have a hard challenge" when it comes to creating their own rules in addition to government regulations. That being said, Sasse told him that he acknowledges yet worries about private groups like Zuckerberg being able to "make policies that maybe less than First Amendment-full spirit embracing" and "go from violent groups to hate speech in a hurry." Sasse then asked the key question: You may decide or Facebook may decide it needs to police a whole bunch of speech that I think America might be better off by not having policed by one company that has a really large and powerful platform. Can you define hate speech?

17:24

If You're Worried About Bacteria On Prep Surfaces, Use Oregano Oil After the Shift


Risk of food poisoning from contaminated food surfaces may be reduced by using oregano oil to help kill bacteria, new research suggests.
Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years - with a number of health benefits. It is a species of Origanum, belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is an indispensable spice in Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Latin American and Italian cuisine, oregano is the must-have ingredient in tomato sauces and pairs well with capers and olives. 

It is one of the top five spices in the world with one of the highest ORAC(Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scores meaning it will more effectively neutralize free radicals. It is a powerful antimicrobial.

Oregano has shown antimicrobial activity in a number of studies. A group of Portuguese researchers found that Origanum vulgare essential oils were effective against 41 strains of the food pathogen ...

17:15

Mark Zuckerbergs testimony by the numbers Fast Company

Mark Zuckerbergs two days of testimony in Congress left most viewers with a strange feeling: The more he talked, the less we understood about Facebook. The social networks CEO and founder dodged and feinted when confronted about its misdeeds and asked about its future plans. He also tossed out plenty of empty platitudes and repeated

Mark Zuckerbergs two days of testimony in Congress left most viewers with a strange feeling: The more he talked, the less we understood about Facebook. The social networks CEO and founder dodged and feinted when confronted about its misdeeds and asked about its future plans. He also tossed out plenty of empty platitudes and repeated the same lines over and over. And the lawmakers in both houses of Congress revealed their lack of tech savvy, often repeating the same questions and veering off into odd tangents and personal digressions about their grandchildrens use of social media.

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17:14

WeWork is buying Chinas Naked Hub for $400 million Fast Company

The coworking space giant has confirmed it is snapping up one of its biggest competitors in China. WeWork CEO Adam Neumann announced the acquisition in a blog post early this morning after rumors of the deal began circulating in Chinese media yesterday: In that regard, good hospitality, technology, and design are the pillars of the

The coworking space giant has confirmed it is snapping up one of its biggest competitors in China. WeWork CEO Adam Neumann announced the acquisition in a blog post early this morning after rumors of the deal began circulating in Chinese media yesterday:

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17:00

Athleisure Empire Bandier Is Getting Physical With Its First Collection Fast Company

We Over Me, the first in-house line from Bandier, is part of Bandiers overall strategy of rethinking retail.

High-end activewear retailer Bandier debuted its first in-house apparel brand with the launch, in January, of a brightly hued workout-basics collection called We Over Me. Sold on Bandiers site and through its brick-and-mortar stores, as well as via luxury e-tailer Net-a-Porter, We Over Me signals the companys readiness to take advantage of its athleisure expertise to create its own products.

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17:00

Newly discovered metabolic mechanism could be an off-switch for inflammation Terra Forming Terra















More effective control of inflammation is to be desired.  Better understanding as well since we have a broad population affected by allergies out there who do need permanent relief.
 
Even a therapy that raises or lowers the natural floor should be valuable. No one should have to suffer from asthma.

So much has been accepted as unavoidable that we forget how much trouble it happens to be.  People do die from these events as well..

Newly discovered metabolic mechanism could be an off-switch for inflammation

Rich Haridy 
 
March 28th, 2018
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin may have discovered a way to switch off inflammation
 
https://newatlas.com/inflammation-off-switch-itaconate/54003/

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a new metabolic process involved in the immune system's inflammatory processes. The discovery suggests manipulating this mechanism could essentially "switch off" inflammation, which the researchers hope could lead to the development of entirely new anti-inflammatory drugs to treat a host of auto-immune disorders.


When the body is working properly, inflammation is a good thing. It is our natural immune system response to help the body protect itself from harmful external stimuli. But sometimes inflammation can flare up out of control and result in a number of diseases, from simple allergies to more complex gastrointestinal disorders. Inflammation has also recently been suspected to be connected to everything from cancer to depression.


The best treatment we have today for an acute inflammatory flare-up is...

17:00

How Instacart Is Ramping Up Its Grocery Strategy To Fend Off Amazon Fast Company

After Amazon acquired Whole Foods last year, Instacart has seen an uptick in digitally invested grocery partners.

Amazons announcement last June of its plan to buy Whole Foods served as a wake-up call to grocers that the threat of e-commerce could no longer be ignored. And grocery-delivery startup Instacart, known for its same-day delivery from big-box supermarkets, was ready to help.

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17:00

Cracking the Cholesterol Myth: How Statins Harm The Body and Mind 42.5K Terra Forming Terra




The arguments in support of statins continue to fade.  most disturbing is the clear cases here of statistical fraud to push the marketing agenda and to avoid difficult questions around side effects.
Add in that the natural biological cholesterol cycle in out bodies  is not understood and that physical intake may well be limited in its effect.  Diet may well be useful and indicated but not through cholesterol intake.  This usually takes us back to sugar toxicity.

 The other difficulty is that i am not so sure we truly understand what high is too high at all and those highs are surely driven by alternative dysfunctions..

Cracking the Cholesterol Myth: How Statins Harm The Body and Mind

Posted on: Friday, February 27th 2015 at 10:00 am

Written By: Kelly Brogan, M.D. and Sayer Ji, Founder

 http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/cracking-cholesterol-myth-how-statins-harm-body-and-mind

A new study finds the chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature.

Better safe than sorry, right? This is the logic that defines the grasp that the pharmaceutical company has on our psyche. Perhaps your mother, father, brother, and boyfriend have been recommended cholesterol-lowering m...

17:00

The Interstitium Terra Forming Terra


interstitial interstitium new organ anatomy body neil theise carr-locke benias human microscope liver pathology endoscopy pathologist endoscopist new york university scientific report


It make perfect engineering sense and it explains our remarkable ability to recover from insult and because draining fluids collapses this network, it has not been identified at all until now. Another case of the science never been fully settled, particularly true in regards to the human body. Someday we may even get it right.   

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had
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17:00

NASA Confesses To Dosing Americans With Air-borne Lithium And Other Chemicals Terra Forming Terra



Let us get this over with.  Various aerosols are been spread in the atmosphere and no attempt has been ever made to get informed consent because that would never happen.  And do you really think Hitler got informed consent regarding Jewish extermination?

And of course that is the point when we have a program without informed consent.  We know that there will be issues and safety is a hard sell here.

I personally am not inclined to be too concerned simply because we are in nature continuously hit with all sorts of nasties which we handle quite nicely, let alone stuff that is generally benign as all this stuff pretty well is.  After all none of us will ever roll around in a tank of this stuff.

I would still like to see the science published and i do hope that none of this is in support of the discredited global warming narrative.  .


NASA Confesses To Dosing Americans With Air-borne Lithium And Other ChemicalsAUGUST 6, 2016

http://awarenessact.com/nasa-employee-to-dosing-americans-with-air-borne-lithium-and-other-chemicals/

If you dont know about&...

16:57

Rosenstein lets Nunes, Gowdy review FBI memo that kick-started Russia probe CLG News

Rosenstein lets Nunes, Gowdy review FBI memo that kick-started Russia probe | 11 April 2018 | Facing legal action, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein allowed House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to view the FBI memo that instigated the bureau's counterintelligence investigation of contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign, Nunes confirmed on Wednesday. The meeting came a day after Nunes threatened to take legal action -- including contempt proceedings and impeachment -- against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray for failing to produce a clean copy of the memo, known as an electronic communication or EC, that was responsive to an August 2017 committee subpoena. "Although the subpoenas issued by this Committee in August 2017 remain in effect, Id like to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for his cooperation today," Nunes responded.

16:53

Warships departed from Norfolk, Virginia, on US President Donald Trump command he warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles will be coming blogfactory

Warships departed from Norfolk, Virginia, on Wednesday amid military threats by the United States against Syria.

The fleet included the German frigate the FGS Hessen, which will serve in support of maritime security operations.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles will be coming and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

(Source: Reuters)

 

 

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16:53

Back up the money truck! Japan just found tons of rare-earth metals Fast Company

Matter of fact, the country found so many rare-earth metals that researchers say it now has enough to supply the world on a semi-infinite basis, reports CNBC. The hoard of rare-earth metals was found in Japanese waters in the Pacific Ocean in a 965-square-mile seabed near Minami-Tori-shima Island. In that seabed, researchers found, sits more

Matter of fact, the country found so many rare-earth metals that researchers say it now has enough to supply the world on a semi-infinite basis, reports CNBC. The hoard of rare-earth metals was found in Japanese waters in the Pacific Ocean in a 965-square-mile seabed near Minami-Tori-shima Island. In that seabed, researchers found, sits more than 16 million tons of rare-earth oxides.

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16:43

No to nuclear war about Syria Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 10 April 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

A Very Dangerous Moment: Trump Threatens to Strike Syria as Warmonger John Bolton Joins Cabinet

We speak with Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, author of several books, including, most recently, Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror. Her latest piece for In These Times is headlined Its John Boltons First Day in the White House. We Must Stop Him from Escalating War in Syria.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A US-Russia confrontation in Syrian skies is unlikely to be contained there

THINGS have come to a pretty pass when Turkey poses as the voice of moderation over the conflict in Syria, but Prime Minister Binali Yildirims healing wounds comments merit attention.

Ankara has itself been no slouch in causing Syrias wounds, having initially worked with Saudi Arabia and Qatar to arm, train and...

16:42

Twitter replaces handgun emoji with a water gun Fast Company

While gun control in real life may be a pipe dream, the same isnt true for the world of emojis. Now Twitter has followed Apple, Samsung, and WhatsApp and is ditching the handgun emoji for a water gun, reports Emojipedia. The replacement of Twitters gun emoji with a water gun comes at a time when

While gun control in real life may be a pipe dream, the same isnt true for the world of emojis. Now Twitter has followed Apple, Samsung, and WhatsApp and is ditching the handgun emoji for a water gun, reports Emojipedia. The replacement of Twitters gun emoji with a water gun comes at a time when the social network is trying to get a handle on the hate speech, extremist behavior, and bullying sometimes found on its site. It also, of course, comes after growing calls for increased gun control after the Parkland school shooting earlier this year.

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16:40

Chemical Weapons (Once Again) in Syria Dissident Voice

Monday morning. Joe Scarborough (on MSNBCs Morning Joe, which I watch with embarrassing habitualness) seems absolutely certain that the Syrian military backed by Russia and Iran has again used chemical weapons against the Syrian people. He thus agitates for an appropriate U.S. reaction, even though the provenance of the material used in the Damascus suburb of Douma has not been investigated and determined. (Any more than the last episode in April 2017, after which Trump ordered a missile hit on a Syrian air force base, never ascertaining or caring about the facts.)

Al-Nusra is reported by some sources to have used chemical weapons in the past, and Turkey has probably exploited instances of chemical weapons use to egg on the U.S. to bomb Syria.

Scarborough acknowledges that the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 has produced nothing but misery. Everybody know that. (It was a mistake.) Still, the former Florida Republican Congressman retains the idea that the U.S. represents freedom, democracy and human rights, and declares that by its failure to do something to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people it is abrogating its inherent moral role.

How does he organize his mind? How can he live with himself?

How are historians going to explain our lack of involvement? asks grief-stricken Joe, rolling his bespectacled eyes. Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher school at Tufts University, replies, Historians will look back and unload a lot if shame on all of us.

Oh? As though historians 10 years from now will have a consensus on the Syrian situation in the 2010s, agreeing that the U.S. should have bombed Syria more, and established no-fly zones, and engaged the Russian air force, and more fully used al-Nusra aligned forces

No, thats not how it works. Historians rarely agree on anything, including the attribution of shame. We do not get together in conclusive conclaves to establish the truth of what happened in the past. We debate what happened, and the causal relationships producing what happened. (French historians commemorating the bicentennial of the French Revolution in 1989 were divided in their interpretations of the event; as Zhou Enlai once remarked about the justice of that revolution, Its too soon to tell.) Historians will likely long debate the current Syrian situation and disagree on what has happened and is happening.

Dont ever say Historians will say  This is incredibly disrespectful to historians. Its a form of whats called essentialization.

The shame here is that Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State went from praising Bashar Assad as a reformer and maintaining diplomatic relations (while NATO ally Turkey became increasingly close to Damascus) up to 201...

16:31

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Devastating hail across the planet under reported in the media Signs of the Times

The amount of large hail coming from our skies is increasing day by day. Now come in reports of arrow shaped hail. What these accounts have in common is that 2lb hail and arrows from the heavens match with accounts from the Maunder and Sporer Grand Solar Minimums. We have snow storms in Saudi Arabia in April, 23 feet of snow pack in Switzerland, massive injuring hail across India, Bangladesh and Nepal but the media is downplaying it as a one off. Now twice in a month a new world record hail stone is found.

16:27

US 'still assessing the intelligence' on alleged Syrian chemical attack, defense secretary says CLG News

US 'still assessing the intelligence' on alleged Syrian chemical attack, defense secretary says | 11 April 2018 | The U.S. and its allies are "still assessing the intelligence" needed to prove the Assad regime conducted a recent alleged chemical attack in Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday. When asked if he had seen enough evidence to blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for last weekend's alleged chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma, Mattis said, We are still assessing the intelligence, ourselves and our allies. Were still working on this," referring to France and the United Kingdom. His comments came before he went to the White House Wednesday afternoon for a meeting on Syria.

16:24

Hey Siri, is anyone buying Apples HomePod? Fast Company

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the answer is not really. Apple is said to have cut HomePod orders with Inventec, the manufacture that assembles the device for the company. The production cuts come after Apple lowered its sales forecasts for the smart speaker after the initial sales momentum upon its launch quickly slowed

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the answer is not really. Apple is said to have cut HomePod orders with Inventec, the manufacture that assembles the device for the company. The production cuts come after Apple lowered its sales forecasts for the smart speaker after the initial sales momentum upon its launch quickly slowed down. Matter of fact, some Apple Store workers have said Apple is selling as few as 10 units of the HomePod a day per store and that inventory is beginning to pile up. While the smart speaker has been praised for its sound quality, customers have complained about the high $349 price tag, Siris usefulness, and the lack of native support for music services like Spotify.

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16:20

Russian Embassy doubts statement released by UK police was indeed Yulia Skripals blogfactory

The statement released by UK police on behalf of Yulia Skripal appears to be designed to cut her off from outside contact, the Russian Embassy in the UK says. The mission is calling for verification that the statement is genuine.

Scotland Yard earlier issued a statement that was apparently from Yulia Skripal, the daughter of former double agent Sergei Skripal, who are both recovering from poisoning in the UK. British authorities have been accusing Moscow of poisoning the Skripals since day one of the case, allegations that Moscow firmly denies.

If everything mentioned there is true we cannot but congratulate our compatriot, the Russian Embassy said in reaction to the Yulia Skripal statement, which it dubbed an interesting read.

The embassy then called for verification that the words attributed to Yulia were indeed her own. With no possibility to verify it, the publication by the Metropolitan Police raises new questions rather than gives answers, the embassys message said. As before, we would like to make sure that the statement really belongs to Yulia. So far, we doubt it much.

The statement, in which Yulia Skripal refuses the proffered assistance of the Russian Embassy and asks her cousin Viktoria to avoid trying to contact her, seems to have been composed in a special way so as to support official statements made by British authorities and at the same time to exclude every possibility of Yulias contacts with the outer world consuls, journalists and even relatives,the embassy said.

The part where the statement released by the Met Police talks about Yulia having access to friends and family has also raised questions. Yulias closest relatives, according to the embassy, are her cousin Viktoria and her grandmother Elena, Sergei Skripals mother, who live together. Seeing as how Yulia is refusing contacts with Viktoria, it is unclear what family the statement speaks of.

Particularly amazing is the phrase no one speaks for me...

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May calls urgent cabinet meeting amid reports of looming military action in Syria blogfactory

British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her cabinet to brief ministers this Thursday on a fast-moving week amid the ratcheting up of tensions over Syria. Mays spokesman confirmed that the meeting will focus on Syria.

May will hold an unscheduled meeting of her cabinet on Thursday, which will involve senior ministers, her spokesman told media. While the agenda of the meeting has not been made public, reports suggest May is going to seek approval for military action in Syria.

Sky News reported that May is expected to ask the ministers to greenlight the UKs participation in an attack spearheaded by France and the US, without consulting the Parliament. Should the approval be granted, the operation could be launched within hours.

Immediately after the alleged chemical attack in Syrias Douma on Saturday, the UK, as well as the US and their allies, accused the Syrian government of killing civilians with prohibited weapons. With a fact-finding mission of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) still on its way to the site, May on Wednesday doubled down on her assertion of the Syrian governments culpability.

All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible, she said, adding that the UK will be working with its allies to ensure that those who are responsible are held to account. Russia, which has been lending support to the Syrian governments campaign against jihadists, is accused of being complicit.

Earlier on Tuesday, the BBC reported that May was poised to bypass the Parliament in order to get the UK involved in a military strike against the war-torn country. Citing well-placed sources, the broadcaster reported that May believes there is an urgent need for retaliation to what the West seeks to portray as Damascus attack on civilians with banned chemical weapons.

Moscow has repeatedly pushed back against the US warlike rhetoric and urged against carrying out an illegal military endeavor. Commenting on Trumps threat to use missiles, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova suggested that the US is seeking to undermine the work of the OPCW experts heading to Douma by potentially destroying a...

16:09

Tesla is under fire for blaming Autopilot death on Model X driver Fast Company

Tesla is being criticized from all sides for once again blaming the March 23 death of Apple engineer Walter Huang for the crash that killed him, reports Bloomberg. In a statement following an ABC7 news report with Huangs family, the company insisted the only way the crash happened was if Huang was not paying attention:

Tesla is being criticized from all sides for once again blaming the March 23 death of Apple engineer Walter Huang for the crash that killed him, reports Bloomberg. In a statement following an ABC7 news report with Huangs family, the company insisted the only way the crash happened was if Huang was not paying attention:

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16:09

Messiah Udumbara: Food, Water, House, Clothes, What else do you Need? Operation Disclosure

Foods, Water, House, Cloths, What else do you need more? Nothing

Source: Messiah Note


When human & stupid leaders realize that? Everything else is just a life trap just like the parallel reality trap at the grand Universe Life level.

All kind of War including Trade War between China & the West, Iraq Syria War, blabla.

The solution in Syria is simple: No Nations will build anything, not gas pile, no railway no road, is that fair? Of course it is fair, so everybody is happy because of if we dont have that, you also cannot have that mindset !

At Global Planet level, why you are keeping digging oil instead of looking for renewable energy like Wind & Solar power?

It may difficult to setup at first but once it up to go, you will never worry about the future energy.

It is like Once Lifetime Investment. Why you keep choosing the harder, more difficult job (here is digging oil everyday)?

In term of investment strategy, it the stupid & wrong strategy. The oils is limited but the sun/moon/wind/weather is unlimited !

The Middle East have a lot of sun light, the Russia have a lot of wind, so if you want to invest in the future and become a smart investor, you better think bigger & use common sense. When the Earth & Nature shutdown electric, cast tsunami, earthquake all of what are you doing will become useless !

Trade Economic War is the same, all what most countries trading are optional goods like machine , technology, blabla. All the essentials for human life are already have in every nation land which is foods, water, cloth, house. The only thing should be free trade is organic fruits & vegetables, clothing material, for different climate produce different natural material.

All the top groups/governments must understand & remember that basic knowledge.

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16:06

Putin: The world is getting more chaotic, but we hope that common sense will prevail blogfactory

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that common sense will eventually prevail in the modern world, which is becoming more chaotic. The current international situation is very troubling, he added.

The state of world affairs invokes nothing but concerns, the situation in the world is becoming more chaotic, Putin said on Wednesday during a ceremony to welcome new ambassadors to Russia.

Nevertheless, we still hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will enter a constructive course, the entire world system will become more stable and predictable.

Moscow will continue to advocate strengthening global and regional security, and will fully adhere to its international responsibilities and develop cooperation with our partners on a constructive and respectful basis.

We will pursue a positive, future-oriented agenda for the world; and work to ensure stable development, prosperity and the flourishing of mankind, Putin said.

Putins statements came shortly after a new batch of threats from by his US counterpart. Earlier on Wednesday, Donald Trump warned Russia to get ready for nice and new and smart missiles targeting Syria. His tweet followed a promise by Moscow to intercept any incoming projectiles in Syria, and to hit the locations from which they were launched.

Washington is presenting its probably strikes as a response to the alleged chemical incident in Syria, which was reported on April 7. While no solid evidence that the purported chemical attack has emerged, top US officials have squarely pinned the blame for it on Damascus

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15:57

Gmail is getting a major redesign Fast Company

Users of Googles Gmail platform will be excited to hear the email service is about to get a major new redesign. Now Android Authority has posted screenshots of Gmails new UI. The revamped Gmail will take its design cues from the companys Material Design as well as its new bubble design. Besides the design changes,

Users of Googles Gmail platform will be excited to hear the email service is about to get a major new redesign. Now Android Authority has posted screenshots of Gmails new UI. The revamped Gmail will take its design cues from the companys Material Design as well as its new bubble design. Besides the design changes, the new Gmail will feature smart replies and the ability to snooze emails, as well as a sidebar of plug-ins that gives users quick access to Google apps like Calendar and Keep. Users can also expect to see a revamped Tasks app built into Gmails main window. As for when the revamped Gmail will launch, its likely to see the light of day in time for Google I/O in May.

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15:33

Billions of purple jellyfish-like creatures wash up on beach in the south of France Signs of the Times

A popular beach in the south of France has been invaded by billions of purple creatures and it's made for an impressive sight. Residents of the southern French seaside town of Palavas-les-Flots, got a shock when they took their usual morning stroll along the beach this week. On Tuesday morning the sand at the town just south of Montpellier on the Mediterranean coast looked a little different. A lot more purple than sandy brown. That's because billions of jellyfish-like creatures known in French as the "vlleles" (Velella in English), recognised for their oval shape and purple colour had washed up on the shores. "I first thought petrol had spilled in the sea, seeing as all the beaches are covered for miles, but no, these are jellyfish" one resident told FranceInfo radio. In fact the Velella are not officially jellyfish although they are lumped in the same family of creatures known as Cnidaria. They are often called "by the wind sailors" or "sea-rafts". The strange incident happened because these jellyfish, which usually move together in large groups in the sea, have been pushed for three weeks by heavy winds towards the shores. It's reportedly the first time an invasion of this type of jelly fish has happened in the south of France. These kind o jelly fish are normally found further north of the coast of Britain and Ireland. A clean-up operation was due to take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

15:12

"The Small Beacon..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"One is responsible to life: It is the small beacon in that terrifying darkness from which we come and to which we shall return. One must negotiate this passage as nobly as possible, for the sake of those who are coming after us." 
-  James Baldwin, "The Fire Next Time"

15:10

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

Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory. Their young, blue star clusters and pink star forming regions along sweeping spiral arms are guaranteed to attract attention. But small irregular galaxies form stars too, like NGC 4449, about 12 million light-years distant. Less than 20,000 light-years across, the small island universe is similar in size, and often compared to our Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). 
 Click image for larger size.
This remarkable Hubble Space Telescope close-up of the well-studied galaxy was reprocessed to highlight the telltale reddish glow of hydrogen gas. The glow traces NGC 4449's widespread star forming regions, some even larger than those in the LMC, with enormous interstellar arcs and bubbles blown by short-lived, massive stars. NGC 4449 is a member of a group of galaxies found in the constellation Canes Venatici. Interactions with the nearby galaxies are thought to have influenced star formation in NGC 4449.

15:07

What Spiritual Archetype Drives Your Soul? (Quiz) Awareness Act

We are all familiar with the idea that we each have our own individual personalities and identities, impacting the way that we physically present ourselves to the world, as well as our actual mental/emotional personality, possessing traits that influence how we think, feel and react to the world that we live in. Whether you are outgoing or introverted, bold or shy, guided by your heart or driven by facts and logic, these all add up to create the identity that others recognize as being uniquely us.

What many dont realize is that your soul also has its own personality. Known as your spiritual archetype, this is the individual personality of your soul impacting the way your spirit reacts to the world that we live in.

It works by altering the way you see the world and the way that others see you. Consider, for a moment, a beautiful picture of your favorite landscape. If you open that picture up using photo editing software, you can choose a different lens. Maybe you view it in sepia, or you emphasize the red or the green in the photo. The landscape itself is still beautiful, just in a different way. This lens is like your spiritual archetype in action. It allows you to see the world through a different lens.

Understanding your spiritual archetype will provide you with some insight into the thoughts and emotions you experience throughout your day. For example, if you connect with the Occultist archetype, then you have a love for space, science fiction, and supernatural lore. While others may simply accept that something is happening in their life, you desire to learn the underlying reason, even if it means uncovering another spiritual being.

Interested in learning your spiritual archetype and how it impacts your life? Take this test:

15:07

War & Markets The Pre-Russian Revolution Armstrong Economics

 

QUESTION: Marty; You so casually mentioned that Britain closed the share market during World War I and that such a risk exists in Europe. Can you elaborate on this at all?

Thank you for all you contribute to society

OD

ANSWER: The entire period leading into World War I was a period of extreme socialism. This is when the world was enamored with Karl Marx. That lasted until the Russian Revolution in 1917 and the murder of the Czar and his family. The Romanov family were shot, bayoneted and clubbed to death in Yekaterinburg on the night of 16-17 July 1918. This demonstrated the hatred that Karl Marx unleashed upon the entire world. Only then did people in the West begin to look at this Marxist rebellion as something serious rather than a fashionable liberal change of mind.

Most people are ignorant about how the world economy functions no less its history. They assume that today this is a Global Market for the first time in history. That notion is completely wrong. Prior to World War I, the world economy was open and global. It was this openness of global financial markets prior to the war that led to the closure of stock markets. Europe will do the same so...

15:07

Has the ECB Been Manipulating the Euro? Armstrong Economics

There have been persistent rumblings behind the curtain that the ECB has been frowning on anyone taking short positions on the Euro. They have already outlawed shorting government bonds and they are trying to wrestle the market in the Euro from London to bring it within their power and control. Up until now, they have been politely discouraging shorting the euro. The Brussels empire is crumbling before our eyes and with each and every step, the EU Commission is moving to eliminate free markets because they have been moving against the dreams of the EU Project to federalize Europe without federalizing all the debts of member states.

The Telegraph in London published a piece where they call the remain crowd supported by George Soros remainiacs who are trying to halt Brexit and like those in Brussels, think the people are too stupid to understand what they even voted for. They obviously hate democratic votes when they go against their goals and this is why they want to go fully into the EU whi...

15:06

The Life Lessons You Needed to Learn Between 2016 and 2018, According to Your Zodiac Sign Awareness Act

These changes are influenced by a number of different factors the environment that you are living in, the culture and society around you, your own life choices and, as many astrologists would attest, the energies that the planets and zodiac bring into our lives. For this reason, we can predict what any given year may bring into our lives, empowering us to embrace this energy and harness it to work towards our goals and dreams in this life.

Source: Higher Perspective

What life lessons were you to learn in 2016-2017, and how does this carry forward into 2018 according to your zodiac sign?

Aries (March 21 April 19)

Taurus (April 20 May 20)

Throughout the last couple years, you have worked to change a number of the tangible things that define your life. This may include a new career, moving to a new town, starting a new relationship or simply undergoing a physical makeover. Whatever the change, this started a ripple effect in your life, facilitating a change to your true sense of self. You may feel empower...

15:05

This Is Why People Get Skin Orgasms While Listening To Music Awareness Act

Sure, we have all experienced chills while listening to music at one point or another, right? Well, apparently there is a word for this and it is a lot more interesting than you think.

This special kind of chill is an experience known as frisson. Frisson is a French term and basically means aesthetic chills; this being something that happens when we listen to music that emotionally moves us in one way or another. Some people even feel this when looking at something that evokes the same kind of emotion.

Monitoring how skin itself responses to music is something that has been studied for quite some time now. One study from the early 2000s tested the hypothesis as to whether or not someone would become emotionally interested in a piece of music and whether or not that would reflect their personality type went quite well. For this study participants were brought into a lab setting and wired up to a machine that measured their galvanic skin response.

Each piece of music used in this study contained at least one thrilling moment that had previously been noted to cause frisson in listeners. As they listened to the music pieces they were asked to report whether or not they experienced frisson by pressing a button. The data of each was then compared and measured against personality tests that they had completed.

The abstract of this study goes as follows:

A consistent theme across general theories of emotion is that intense emotions are accompanied by increased levels of physiological arousal. The aim in the current study was to determine whether music which elicited intense emotions produced higher levels of physiological arousal than less emotionally powerful music. Twenty-one participants (9 females, 12 males) were exposed to relaxing music, arousing (but not emotionally powerful) music, an emotionally powerful film scene, and a music piece selected by participants as emotionally powerful. A range of physiological and subjective measures of arousal was recorded before and during the treatments. The emotionally powerful music treatment elicited significantly greater increases in skin conductance and number of chills than the other treatments. The findings are discussed in terms of the sensitivity of skin conductance and chills as measures of emotional intensity, and it is suggested the study offers some support for the emotivist thesis of musical emotions.

It seems we get these skin orgasms because of our emotional response and our openness to experience things. Have you ever experienced frisson? Check out the video below for more on the subject.

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15:03

War is Coming Because We Need It? Armstrong Economics

 

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I find it amazing that you were the only analyst I found who consistently called the bull market in the Dow until January. You have forecast even weather. You have so many correct forecasts there is nobody who even comes close. Then there is your War Cycle that turned up in 2014. You warned that 2018 is where it would start to pick up steam. You have also said it is in the west rather than with Korea. The newspapers are starting to talk about war with Russia. Is everything still on track?

MS

ANSWER: Unfortunately yes. The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has constantly been pushing for a confrontation with Russia, He has been moving military installations to the Russian border while Putin has been forced to pursue buffer zones around Russia. The European Member States have been instructed that they should construct roads and bridges that will allow tanks to freely move throughout Europe. Interestingly, it was the construction of the roads in Turkey that allowed...

15:03

California to Send Troops to Border but Rejects Trumps Stance Truthdig RSS

SACRAMENTO, Calif.California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trumps call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border, but rejected the White Houses portrait of a burgeoning border crisis and insisted that his troops will have nothing to do with immigration enforcement.

The Democratic governor broke a week of silence Wednesday by agreeing to contribute 400 troops, though not all will be on the border. Browns commitment brought pledges from the four states that border Mexico just shy of the low end of the presidents target to marshal 2,000 to 4,000 troops.

Brown cast his decision as a welcome infusion of federal support to fight transnational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers.

Combating these criminal threats are priorities for all Americans Republicans and Democrats, Brown wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Federal law, notably the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, sharply limits military involvement in civilian law enforcement, creating a supporting role for the Guard. The Pentagon said last week that troops wont perform law enforcement functions or interact with people detained by border authorities without its approval.

Brown released a proposed agreement with the federal government that emphasizes the widely shared understanding of the Guards limited role but explicitly bans any support of immigration enforcement. It says troops cannot guard anyone in custody for immigration violations or participate in construction of border barriers.

The White House praised Browns decision without addressing his comments on immigration enforcement.

Were also glad to see California Gov. Jerry Brown work with the administration and send members of the National Guard to help secure the southern border, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Reaction in California was limited, with few of Browns allies or opponents weighing in.

State Sen. Kevin de Leon, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and author of Californias so-called sanctuary state law, said Guard deployment was unnecessary and not a good use of resources. But he said more can be done to combat border crime and that he appreciated Browns design of a clear and limited mission focused on real public safety threats.

I am confident Governor Brown will not use our National Guard to harass or tear apart immigrant families in California, he said in a statement.

Rob Stutzman, who advised former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, praised the decision on Twitter, calling Browns decision to accept money for using the Guard to fight drugs and human trafficking good government.

Immigration advocacy groups were generally quiet, although some were skeptical....

15:02

"The World's Two Superpower Countries Are Walking On The Edge Of The Abyss In Syria" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The World's Two Superpower Countries Are Walking 
On The Edge Of The Abyss In Syria"
by Elijah J. Magnier

For the first time since he is in office, the US President Donald Trump has launched a clear threat in the direction of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin saying he will pay a price. This menace is related to the claim that the Syrian army had launched a chemical attack against the city of Duma, in eastern Ghouta, the last stronghold of Saudi Arabias proxies close to Damascus.

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14:48

"America 2.0" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"America 2.0"

Herbert Steins Law states What Cant Go On Forever, Doesnt. 

"This is a neat summary of the present trade and currency imbalance. China makes real goods and the U.S. consumes them by typing digits on a keyboard. This is the very definition of what cannot go on forever. How long do you expect a nation can make nothing and consume everything? How long do you expect a nation without manufacturing, without a workforce, and now without a viable military to remain pre-eminent? How long does we...

14:46

Choose An Eye To Learn What It Means For Your Subconscious Personality Awareness Act

The things we are drawn to in life really speak a lot about who we are and where we need to go. We are all different and the eye you choose might say more than you think.

Take a look at the image below and without thinking about it choose one. Choose the one that speaks to you, the one that really draws you in. Once you have chosen an eye continue on to see what that eye means for you.

Eye #1

This eye tells us that you are a force to be reckoned with. You are outgoing and always tell it like it is. You are headed towards a rough patch in life but it is nothing you cannot handle. You are a very awake individual who doesnt know how to slow down.

This world can be completely against you and somehow you will still come out on top. You are strongly associated with the element of fire and with good reason. Your inner passion burns eternally.

Eye #2

This eye tells us that you are a very driven person who cares strongly about the people around you. You will go above and beyond to make sure everyone is taken care of. That being said, you struggle with letting go of the past. This is something you are going to have to work through in the months to come.

Eye #3

This eye tells us that you have a very strong energy within you. You are someone with a warm and bright aura. You are always doing kind things for the people in your life, even when they dont deserve it.

People like you are often taken advantage of and they fall through the cracks more often than not. Take things into your own hands, dont be a pushover. You deserve more than you are getting. Make sure you get what you give and no less.

Eye #4

This eye tells us that you are a bubbly person. people are very much attracted to you in most ways. You are very nature oriented and you care strongly for animals more so than humans. You are what we would call a strong soul. You feel far more at peace out camping in the woods than in an apartment in the middle of the city.

Eye #5

This eye tells us that you are a complicated person dealing with a lot in life. You are someone who doesnt know how to handle stress or accept the past for what it is. You are always thinking back and dwelling on things you should have overcome long ago. Do yourself a favor and move on. Get to know yourself and learn how to overcome your fears.

Eye #6

This eye tells us that you are a very wise individual. You...

14:39

Restored Republic via a GCR as of April 12, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of April 12 2018

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 12 April 2018 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, Twenty Two Faces, www.22faces.com, Byingtons Before Its News articles on CIA/Cabal/Vatican child rape, torture and murder: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. April 11 2018 TNT Call Ray, Tony: InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/1069524

1.Bank, Call Center and Exchange personnel have been threatened with legal action if they let out any more intel, but the word coming out was that the GCR was over and they were just waiting for a go signal.

2. Iraqi citizens have been told that their economy would drastically change in the next few days.

3. Bank, Call Center and Exchange personnel in Iraq and the US were on high alert.

4. Most felt that the RV would happen by the end of the week, others felt by the end of the month.

5. Tony once felt that when Oil was based on being $30 a barrel, it would come out at $9 (though they might cut it off at $8) and go up to $12, or $3 over that $9. Oil was now $60-$70, and the Dinar screen rate was $7, so the rate might go up much higher than anticipated. (A Dinar Contract rate of $28.50 might be available if you asked for it).

6. Tony would want the contract rates if available.

7. At the exchange if the bank was keeping some of his money Tony would ask for a certain interest rate. He wouldnt ask questions, but be direct on how his exchange was going to go. If I dont get that, Ill get up and walk out. If they want to invest my money and make their profit, they need to pay me for that.
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14:17

Bannon pitches White House on plan to cripple Mueller probe and protect Trump CLG News

Bannon pitches White House on plan to cripple Mueller probe and protect Trump | 11 April 2018 | Stephen K. Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Trump's circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into [alleged] Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to four people familiar with the discussions. The first step, these people say, would be for Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the work of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and in recent days signed off on a search warrant of Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen. Bannon is also recommending the White House cease its cooperation with Mueller, reversing the policy of Trump's legal team to provide information to the special counsel's team and to allow staff members to sit for interviews...

14:06

Los Angeles: Guest Houses in Backyards For Homeless People cryptogon.com

Via: Los Angeles Times: Not in my backyard protests helped block homeless housing in Temple City, delayed it in Boyle Heights and, last month, killed Orange Countys plan to relocate homeless people to shelters. Now, Los Angeles officials want to turn NIMBYism on its head by paying property owners to put houses for homeless []

14:02

ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- April 11, 2018 Operation Disclosure

"The Office of Poofness"

MIDWEEK BY ZAP from "The Office of Poofness" 4-11-18

Zap Says


HI ALL

MY PEACE OF MIND IS SUFFERING TERRIBLY. THE BANKERS HAVE YET AGAIN PLACED A SMALL ROADBLOCK ON OUR RELEASE, AND ONCE AGAIN WE ARE DEAD IN THE WATER.

THERE IS A SLY OLD FOX OF A BANKER BEHIND THE SCENES WE HAVE FOUND OUT THAT IS CALLING THE SHOTS. FOR WHATEVER REASON (GETTING PAID OFF?) HE HAS MANAGED TO SLIDE IN ONE MORE PIECE OF PAPER INTO THE REGULATORY MIX AT THE LAST SECOND, AND THAT HAS SCREECHED THE RELEASE TO FULL STOP UNTIL TOMORROW WHEN IT CAN RESTART.

GETTING IT RESTARTED IS NOT AN ISSUE AS THIS LAST HURDLE IS A MINOR ONE AND OF SMALL IMPORTANCE, BUT IT IS ENOUGH TO HALT THINGS FOR A MOMENT.

THIS HAS PRECIPITATED A MAJOR BLOWOUT FOR SOME OF US, AND ONE OF OUR GALS HAS BEEN LOCKED OUT OF HER HOUSE AND ON THE STREET. THESE BANKERS DO NOT CARE ABOUT PEOPLES LIVES. HOW CAN THEY? THEIR LIFE REVOLVES AROUND KEEPING AS MUCH MONEY IN THEIR HANDS AS POSSIBLE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

SO UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE DOWN FOR THE COUNT THIS WEEK. THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH TO GET THE SERVERS BACK UP AND I WAS NOT GOING TO ASK AGAIN JUST WEATHER IT OUT. WE WILL STILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP GOING UNTIL THE WIRES ARRIVE ON TUESDAY, BUT SOME OF US WILL NO LONGER BE HERE. ONE OF OUR OWN HAS PASSED YESTERDAY AT ABOUT 6 IN THE MORNING. HE WAS 73.

I AM DEPRESSED AND THIS IS UNUSUAL FOR ME. TOO MANY HAVE PASSED AND I GUESS IT HAS GOTTEN TO ME. TOO MANY ARE NOW HOMELESS WITHOUT FOOD THIS WEEK. TOO MANY ARE FACING EVICTIONS. TOO MANY HAVE LOST OTHERS. IT IS SOMETIMES JUST TOO MUCH TO BEAR AND I AM NOT IMMUNE.

TOMORROW THE PAYMENTS FOR THE TTMS ARE SUPPOSED TO BEGIN I WAS TOLD, BUT THAT DID LITTLE TO CHEER THINGS UP AS THE SITUATION NOW IS SO DIRE AND CRITICAL, IT IS HARD TO SMILE NEVER MIND A HAPPY DANCE.

I KNOW WE WILL GET THROUGH IT BUT IT IS KINDA TOUGH TO GET THROUGH THE NEXT HOUR IT SEEMS. I EVEN CONSIDERED NOT WRITING TODAY AS THE BLOW OF HIM PASSING REALLY DUG DEEP. IM SORRY FOR UNLOADING LIKE THIS AND WISH YOU ALL A GOOD WEEK AND A PEACEFUL WEEKEND. IT WILL BE THE LAST ONE BEFORE THINGS GET SO BUSY WEEKENDS WILL BE JUST ANOT...

14:02

War is a Racket: Trump Wants to Kill Syrians to Prevent Syrians from Killing Syrians The Mind Unleashed

Donald Trump once said he would look Syrian child refugees in the eye and tell them to go home. He also said he would not only bomb the shit out of ISIS oil fields but that he would also kill the families of ISIS members. Intentionally or not, Trump has massacred entire families across the Middle East.

When he was shown a previously recorded CIA drone strike in which the agency held back on delivering the strike until the target was a far enough distance from his family home, Trump reportedly asked: Why did you wait?

In his first six months in office, Trump dropped 20,650 bombs. For reference, Barack Obama dropped 26,171 bombs in the entire 2016 year while Trump almost achieved nearly the same rate in his first six months, alone. Trump tripled the rate of bombs in Afghanistan. In Syria, a co...

14:00

Benjamin Fulford Report: "Has America Gone Insane?" -- April 9, 2018 Operation Disclosure

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

The world asks, Has America gone insane?

By Benjamin FulfordWhite Dragon Society
2018-04-09



The current leadership of the Anglo-Saxon world is acting in a manner that can only be described as insane, by issuing one obviously false, incendiary claim after another in a vain attempt to start World War 3. They are doing this because the current leadership is literally fighting to survive as the wheels of justice inevitably grind closer.

This is why recently we have seen that UK Prime Minister Theresa Mays hysterical claims that Russia used poison gas inside the UK are being denied by her own governments experts. This is also why U.S. President Donald Trump was either forced by blackmail or fooled like an idiot into falsely accusing the Syrian government yet again of attacking its own civilians with chemical weapons.

In both cases, the accusations ultimately came from the actual perpetrators of the crimes. In the UK, it was elements of its own intelligence services who manufactured the poison gas incident, CIA and MI5 sources confirm. Russian UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya called the UKs behavior a theater of the absurd.

In the case of Syria, U.S. and UK agents were caught red-handed with banned chemical weapons in their possession.

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/04/08/proof-intel-drop-trump-bolton-behind-syria-chemical-attacks-confirmed/

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, for his part, summed up the of opinions many countries about U.S. foreign policy under the Trump administration by not...

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Russian TV Instructs Citizens How To Prepare Bomb Shelters For Nuclear War BlackListed News

Russia-24 (-24), a state-owned Russian-language news channel from Moscow, spent five minutes on Tuesday advising its viewers how to prepare for a nuclear war amid the increasing tensions with the United States over Syria. The television anchor urged the countrys citizens to purchase essential items and emergency supplies to stock their bomb shelters.

ISPs Use Facebook Scandal to Push For Bad Privacy Laws They Know Theyll Get To Write BlackListed News

An industry that has spent decades fighting for less privacy oversight suddenly wants to lead the way on new legislation. USTelecom, an AT&T-backed lobbying organization, has published a series of blog posts claiming the broadband industry not only really adores the idea of a new federal privacy law, but is perfectly positioned to lead the way on privacy.

Huge Leap in Number of Facebook Users 'Very Concerned' About Invasion of Privacy on Social Media Site BlackListed News

On the heels of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's two-day congressional testimony to address the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the company's failure to protect users' personal data, new polling indicates a growing number of the social media network's users are "very concerned" about invasion of privacy when using the website.

The Video Game Industry Joins The Lawsuit To Save Net Neutrality BlackListed News

The Electronic Software Association (ESA) has decided to take a break from making up piracy statistics to actually do something useful. The group, which represents video game publishers ranging from EA to Nintendo, has filed a motion to intervene in the looming case against the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules at the behest of consumers.

Britain's ex-MI6 chief thinks Western intervention saves lives, really wants to bomb Syria BlackListed News

A former UK intelligence chief appeared on the BBC to push for Western strikes on Syria, and also found time to suggest an earlier intervention from the US and its allies may have saved lives.

Wisconsin clears the way for Foxconn by bulldozing working peoples' homes and paying them pennies on the dollar BlackListed News

Last July, Wisconsin's far-right state government declared victory for its "free market" agenda when it announced that it would transfer $3,000,000,000 in taxpayer-funded corporate welfare to Foxconn, in order to tempt the company to open a factory in the state -- despite the company's long history of broken promises and outright lies about the jobs and spending in other places that had welcomed it in.

France now considers striking Syria, Macron claims he has proof Assad used chemical weapons BlackListed News

French President and US vassal, Emmanuel Macron, claims he has concrete evidence the Syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Douma. Macron is mulling over his own decision to strike Syria, promising to make a decision on whether or not to strike when the time comes, and promised that Paris would not allow for an escalation to take place in the region.

New Developments In The Skripal Drama - Police Statement, OPCW Report Release BlackListed News

There are a few notable developments in the Skripal case about the poisoning of a former British secret agent from Russia and his daughter in Salisbury.

Bank of America to stop lending to makers of military-style firearms BlackListed News

Bank of America plans to stop lending to manufacturers of military-style firearms used by civilians, an executive told Bloomberg. We want to continue in any way we can to reduce these mass shootings, Anne Finucane, vice chairman of Bank of America (BAC), said in an interview. It is our intention not to finance these military-style firearms for civilian use.

Non-profits $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative BlackListed News

An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide. The treatment is expected to cost $300 for 12 weeks, or $3.50 per day, in Malaysia, where trials were conducted along with Thailand a fraction of the cost of other hepatitis C medicines produced by major drugmakers, which often run to tens of thousands of dollars.

Imminent Threat of US, Russia Fight in Syria and Thats Just the Tip of the Iceberg BlackListed News

The US and its allies are preparing to attack the Syrian government. There are severe dangers this could mean a direct fight between the US and Russia. Thats just the tip of a very big iceberg in Syria, however, where the number of potential wars about to break out is growing by the minute. The risk of belligerence between US and Russian forces is very high when the fighting turns to the Syrian government. Russia might shoot down an attacking US warplane, or US planes might attack Russian forces on the ground. Even unintentional targetings are a risk, given Americas notorious targeting struggles. After all, the US air campaigns in the region have frequent friendly fire incidents associated with them, with the benefit of accurate troop data they wont have on the Russian positions.

The Guns of April: Are We in a Pre-War Era, Right Now? BlackListed News

Two major powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, are irreconcilably hostile to each other. One of them, by aggressive diplomacy in proxy states, has created a state of grave tension between them which, if it goes much further, threatens to draw the great powers into open conflict. A single incident, by providing the basis for aggressive diplomacy, unacceptable demands and perhaps actual warlike violence, could trigger that war

NASA sends bull & human sperm into space for reproduction study BlackListed News

NASA has sent vials of frozen bull and human sperm samples to the International Space Station as part of a study aiming to determine whether mammals can conceive in zero gravity. The frozen supplies for the experiment, dubbed Micro-11, were delivered to the ISS aboard SpaceXs Dragon capsule. Astronauts will now thaw and chemically active the samples using a unique chemical concoction. The sperms movements will be closely monitored and filmed as it swims toward and fuses with an egg. After the initial phase, the samples will be mixed with preservatives and then sent back to Earth, where the experiment can be completed.

Trump: Syria Attack "Could Take Place Very Soon Or Not So Soon At All" BlackListed News

Having likely taken a lot of heat from none other than his chief of staff Gen. Kelly for his Wednesday morning tweet in which he rather explicitly revealed US military plans, stating that "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and smart!", president Trump is backtracking this morning, and in his third tweet of the morning (after commenting on Robert Mueller and the "failing New York Times", and commending California Gov. Jerry Brown for sending the national guard to the border) Trump said that he never really said what he said. To wit:

Fake marijuana laced with rat poison kills 3, makes 100 sick in U.S. BlackListed News

Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states.

Arrest affidavit alleges Texas nurse purposely introduced air into patients' arterial lines BlackListed News

An arrest affidavit is providing new details about the arrest of an East Texas nurse accused of murder, alleging he deliberately inserted air into patients' arterial lines, and a second victim has been identified by family.

NRA ADMITS ACCEPTING MONEY FROM 23 RUSSIA-LINKED DONORS BlackListed News

The National Rifle Association has accepted contributions from at least 23 Russia-linked donors since 2015, the gun rights group revealed in a letter addressed to Congress. The admission came after Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, prodded the NRA as part of an investigation into what political organizations may have been used by Russia to influence the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump.  

Anti-GMO mosquito activist dies in a swimming pool BlackListed News

A Florida Keys activist known for fighting off the release of genetically modified mosquitoes near her home died Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Mila de Mier, 45, was found face down in a swimming pool at a hotel at the Washington D.C. Convention Center at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, according to WJLA.

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A massive anti-war movement is needed right NOW Signs of the Times

An alleged new 'chemical incident' in Syria reminds of a similar series of events we saw last year. We are told to believe that each time the U.S. pulls back from the war on Syria the Syrian government is responding with a 'chemical attack' that pulls the U.S. back in. - From Moon of Alabama article: Syria - Timelines Of 'Gas Attacks' Follow A Similar Scheme If you're genuinely against U.S. wars for profit, power and empire the current moment represents our best opportunity to push back aggressively and launch a real grassroots anti-war movement. The entrenched forces who'll stop at nothing to get their war with Iran and Russia going seem to believe that time's running out. As such, they're resorting to increasingly comical and preposterous interpretations of "events" to get their conflagration going. The war sales-pitch has become increasingly desperate and nonsensical, which provides us with a window of opportunity to push back. It's hard to keep track of the timeline of events these days, but it was just last week that the British foreign office was caught deleting a tweet in which it had falsely claimed it confirmed the nerve agent used in the Skripal poisoning had been produced in Russia.

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Staged Chemical Attack in Syria: Provoking Irreversible Conflict The Crazz Files

The most recent chemical attack in Syria is once again blamed on Assad. A number of players would be interested in getting America to stay in the region and help topple Assad but Assad is not one of them.Why would the democratically elected leadership in Syria do something so obvious and so damaging to their reputation?

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13:37

"Wimps and Lotto Winners" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 
"Wimps and Lotto Winners"
by The Zman

"I did not spend a lot of time following the Mark Zuckerberg morality play put on by our representatives on Tuesday. These shows are highly choreographed and amount to nothing. The alleged victim is given the questions a week in advance and he prepares with professional acting coaches so he can deliver the scripted answers with the right amount of emotion. Given that Faceberg donated to 85% of the people questioning him, the whole thing was really just a chance for the Senate to meet their boss and polish his apple.

Whats interesting to me though is that Zuckerberg is...

13:35

These 30 [New] Illustrations Expose the Fatal Flaws of Society The Mind Unleashed

Art which exposes the flaws of modern society is nothing new. But, when renowned illustrator Pawel Kuczynski publishes new work, we cant help but take a peek.

The Polish artist specializes in combining powerful social commentary with satire in beautifully-illustrated pieces. Most of his work highlights the habits and obsessions modern humans have formed the good, bad, and the ugly.

Credit: Pawel Kuczynski

Said Kuczynski:

From the beginning I found that illustration was the best way to express my observations. I always say, that Im an illustrator of a surrealistic time, so that is reflected in my work.

As Bored Panda reports, the artist began his career while living outside of his native Poland. Inspired to focus on more global issues, he couldnt ignore what he saw.

I wanted to be understandable for all peoples, said Kuczynski. I try not to speak directly about current problems. I try to find a wider view. Some times its too wide! I receive many different kinds of opinion from people, that Im old communist, liberal, fascist, conservative, anti-technological man, etc.

His latest illustrations tackle the topics of extreme poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation. Though these issues are discussed daily, it can oftentimes seem as if few people are adopting habits to better themselves and the planet.

The artist may seem like a cynic, especially when it comes to technology, but in reality, he is a realist.Kuczynski views sites like Facebook as tools. 

Facebook and other technological innovations are just the tools. It depends on us, for what kind of purposes we will use them, said Kuczynski.

Following are 20+ new illustrations by the artist.  Warning: they may make you feel uncomfortable:

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13:32

Awe-Inspiring Bubble Domes in Ireland Allow You to Stargaze All Night Long (IMAGES) The Mind Unleashed

If youre planning a trip to Ireland in the near future, dont settle and book an ordinary hotel. Rather, check out these awe-inspiring Bubble Domes first.

The unique abodes are located at the Finn Lough, in Northern Ireland, and are guaranteed to provide an unforgettable experience. The family-run resort is located on a 45-acre peninsula, within walking distance of a spa, restaurant, and bar.

Credit: Finn Lough

Each dome features Scandinavian-inspired decor. Because Ireland can be cold, even the basic domes have underfloor heating and heated mattresses. Guests are welcome to treat themselves to Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary breakfast and snacks, and comfortable robes and slippers.

Credit: Finn Lough

The standard Forest Bubble Dome and the Premium Bubble Dome both sleep two in a four-poster bed and have an ensuite bathroom. The larger, premium domes include a soaking tub and other luxurious furnishings.

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13:22

Palestinian Ministry of Health: More than 100 people critically injured by Israeli attack of March of Return protest Signs of the Times

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that 105 Palestinians have been seriously injured by Israeli occupation forces since March 30 during their participation in demonstrations of the March of Return. At a news conference in front of Al-Shefa Polyclinic, Ashraf Qedra, the ministry's media spokesman, said: "There have been about 3078 injured people, 105 of whom are still in a critical condition and are in intensive care units in hospitals." Qedra explained that "the Israeli occupation forces have intentionally fired unarmed civilians participating in the marches." The ministry reported that 129 citizens have been injured in the head and neck. The ministry has also documented the injury of 176 people in upper body parts, and 1027 in the lower part of their bodies, according to Qedra. He continued: "The ministry has also reported that 51 people have been injured in the abdomen and chest, and 68 have been injured in the basin." Qedra explained that there have been about 305 injured children under the age of 18, and about 78 injured women.

13:20

Admiring Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg goes before Congress Dissident Voice

This is a dance of confused ends and mistrustful glances, mixed with occasional moments of misplaced adoration. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame has never been an empathetic sort and his testifying before the US Congress has done nothing to dispel that assessment.  That stands to reason: the least sociable of types, the most awkward of individuals in engaging with beings, creates the most networked social creation on the planet. In doing so, he becomes the president and promoter of surveillance capitalism, its chief priest and sovereign.

Across the spectrum, from the banal views of everyday citizenry, to information hungry political groups keen to mobilise through the forum, Facebook has been, in various ways, tolerated, even celebrated.

There has been a treasured obliviousness, a deep ignorance and refusal to consider the implications of surrendered privacy in the market of surveillance capitalism. Over the corpse of privacy, the technological charge initiated by Facebook has been feted and embraced by alibis and accessories comprised of one huge body of users.

Much of this latest data trauma and insistence has occurred because people have suddenly fallen out of love with the FB.  Warnings by the noisy technocrati (Kim Dotcom, Julian Assange) that this surveillance machine ought to be boycotted have gained some traction.  That this has links with Russia, the victory of President Donald Trump in 2016, and the selling and passing on of consumer data that might, however improbably, have influenced that result, is all important.  It is impossible to have imagined this level of interest had the White House found itself ensnared by the Clinton junta.

This weeks Congressional hearings, ostensibly to tease through the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving the collection of personal, identifiable data of up to 87 million registered Facebook users, have yielded a certain bounty of confusion and indignation. Rather than suggesting attention to detail, genuine concern, and tangible responses, the proceedings have demonstrated a counterfeit interest.  Keeping apace of this judicious lack of awareness about the technology company is a certain creepy adulation that has afflicted the Zuckerberg-Congress show.

True, there were moments of reflective discomfort for Facebooks founder before a joint session of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) was promising heat and rigour in a statement prior to proceedings. Im glad Mr. Zuckerberg has agreed to face the music.  His company has shamelessly shredded the privacy...

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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out of Social Media Dissident Voice

While the pool of Facebook accounts suspected of being harvested by Cambridge Analytica continues to grow its important to recognize that theres more to this story than a cabal of shady republican operators. By focusing on Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL, the major news outlets are creating the perception that whats happening is the work of a few bad apples. When the reality is that the underlying problem is systemic in nature.

Its not just the GOP. Political influence operations are a bipartisan affair. According to a number cruncher who worked for the Democrats, the 2012 Obama campaign aggregated almost five times as much Facebook data as Cambridge Analytica. Its just that in Obamas case Facebook execs decided to turn a blind eye. As the source explained, they allowed us to do things they wouldnt have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, Zuckerberg has hired public relations experts and launched an extensive damage control campaign. Note, for example, the tacit assumption baked into the title of Brian Chens piece in the New York Times: How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook. Are editors at the Times alleging that users can have their cake and eat it too?

Reading down into the article, Chen acknowledges that truly protecting your data would entail deleting your Facebook account. This frank admission underscores the fact that its nearly impossible for social media users to escape data collection. After all thats how social media companies make their money. Well over a hundred billion dollars per year. Your online activity inside their walled internet gardens as well as your dopamine addiction to tweets and likes are their income stream.

What? You thought these online services were free? A miracle of the new economy?

Social medias big data collection directly informs Madison Avenue. All that aggregation begets carefully targeted attempts at manipulation (though marketi...

12:30

Did deforestation cause the ebola outbreak? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

An ebola epidemic killed more than 11,000 West Africans in 2014-16. Now some scientists have linked the outbreak to rapid deforestation. Were these deaths triggered by environmental destruction?

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"France shouldn't let the United States boss it around" French politicians question Chem Weapons hysteria (We) can do better

"It all looks like a pretext for the United States and its allies to return to the scene and involve themselves in an armed conflict which, until now, they have lost to the Russians and the current Syrian government. So, there, I'm warning everyone, it's extremely dangerous. " (Jean-Luc Mlenchon)

French politician, Jean-Luc Mlenchon, condemns on warlike response to unverified chemical attack in Syria

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfPrrz5rO0 (April 10, 2018)
(Jean-Luc Mlenchon is a left-wing veteran French politician who was placed 4th in first round of 2017 French presidential elections .)
"Everyone knows that in war the first casualty is truth. What actually happened on the ground is more or less unknown. And, the 'chemical attack', if there was one, is obviously abominable and should be condemned. But we still don't know who did it. It all looks like a pretext for the United States and its allies to return to the scene and involve themselves in an armed conflict which, until now, they have lost to the Russians and the current Syrian government. So, there, I'm warning everyone, it's extremely dangerous. I don't like at all the reception that Macron gave yesterday to three Baltic presidents who met for I don't know what reason, in Paris, and who came and played wargames to Mr Macron's applause. No, no and no. Russia is not our enemy; it is our partner. [Translated from the French [1] by Sheila Newman.]"

Macron and Gurria's Baltic politics

The Baltic presidents referred to by Mlenchon included Dalia Grybanskaite of Lithuania. There was also someone from Estonia. In a press announcement here https://www.lrp.lt/fr/centre-de-presse/communiqus-de-presse/la-chef-de-ltat-se-rend-en-visite-de-travail-en-france/29752, it says that Emmanel Macron, with OECD Secretary General, Angela Gurria, was looking at including Lithuania in the EU. This sounds like more attempts to disorganise current trading blocs, along the lines of US-NATO interference in Ukraine, in a manner which would negatively affect Russia.
As well as the arms trade and energy resources, other commercial trade and market blocs are motivating the current war rhetoric and threats. These can be seen as a continuation of the European trade wars that began in the 13th century, but carried out on a greater resource and production scale and with devastating weapons in reserve.
The links between Macron and the United States, and Soros funding to influence his election,[1] are an indication to me, along with his pro-US anti-Russia attitude and the variation of the traditional independent French approach to the Middle East, that France is in the grip of a glob...

12:18

While you probably think same-sex attraction Is fixed, researchers don't Signs of the Times

'They've already lost the scientific battle, and so they've taken it to the legislative front to enforce their views.' Jordan Peterson's comment applies generally to sexual orientation.Tucker Carlson asked Jordan Peterson last week whether his views on sex and gender were rare in academia. "You can't be one of many people who has these views where you live and work," Carlson said. Carlson was inviting Peterson to complain about leftist homogeneity in the ivory tower, but as usual Peterson refused to take the bait. "I think they're more common than you think," he said. "My views on gender, for example, and sex - they're shared widely among people in the psychometric personality community.... This isn't contentious; the only people it's contentious around are gender ideologues. They've already lost the scientific battle, and so they've taken it to the legislative front to enforce their views."

While you probably think same-sex attraction is fixed, researchers don't Signs of the Times

'They've already lost the scientific battle, and so they've taken it to the legislative front to enforce their views.' Jordan Peterson's comment applies generally to sexual orientation.Tucker Carlson asked Jordan Peterson last week whether his views on sex and gender were rare in academia. "You can't be one of many people who has these views where you live and work," Carlson said. Carlson was inviting Peterson to complain about leftist homogeneity in the ivory tower, but as usual Peterson refused to take the bait. "I think they're more common than you think," he said. "My views on gender, for example, and sex - they're shared widely among people in the psychometric personality community.... This isn't contentious; the only people it's contentious around are gender ideologues. They've already lost the scientific battle, and so they've taken it to the legislative front to enforce their views."

12:08

It's high time we Jews ditched Zionism for the sake of everyone Signs of the Times

When Israeli soldiers shoot, maim and kill unarmed Palestinian protestors living under Israeli siege in Gaza - where has Zionism taken us? When a nation descended from refugees turns it back on African asylum seekers because they will dilute the Jewish purity of the State - what moral integrity does Zionism have? When the President of the Board of Deputies in Britain describes a left-wing religious Jewish group as "a source of virulent antisemitism" because they openly criticise Israel - what madness has Zionism created? As Israel turns 70 later this month, Zionism, the political ideology that propelled the Jewish State into existence, is showing all of its failings and exposing the destructive force it's always been for Palestinians and, indeed, for Jews. For everyone's sake, it's high time we ditched it.

12:08

Moscow to Trump: Are 'smart' missiles an attempt to destroy alleged chemical attack evidence in Syria? CLG News

Moscow to Trump: Are 'smart' missiles an attempt to destroy alleged chemical attack evidence in Syria? | 11 April 2018 | Responding to a threat from US President Donald Trump, who said Russia should prepare for "nice new and smart missiles" launched by America at Syria, Moscow said if the weapons were smart, they would target terrorists. "Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [Syria's] lawful government, which has spent several years fighting against international terrorism on its territory," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in response to Trump's tweet on Wednesday. She added the US may be seeking to undermine an inspection by chemical weapons experts, who are planning to investigate on the ground in Syria after the alleged attack which sparked the current confrontation between Russia and the US.

11:58

Call for military personnel to disobey illegal orders to make war on sovereign powers (We) can do better

"All military personnel, from low ranking GIs to the top generals and admirals, have an obligation to disobey illegal orders. Orders to carry out acts of war against a sovereign nation that is not threatening the U.S. are illegal orders." Jerry Condon, Veterans for Peace. This leading veterans organization is warning that a U.S. attack on Syria could lead to a nuclear war. Russian military forces in Syria will undoubtedly be among the targets of U.S. missiles. Russia has said it will shoot down U.S. missiles, and attack the platforms from which they are fired, i.e. U.S. ships.

US Veterans call for military personnel to disobey illegal orders to make war on sovereign powers.

Why the rush to war? asked Gerry Condon, president of Veterans For Peace. Why is the mass media cheerleading for war instead of asking hard questions? Why are Democratic and Republican politicians trying to out-do one another with calls for ever more massive attacks on Syria?

There is no proof yet of a Syrian government gas attack, only a video made by a fundamentalist rebel group that wants more U.S. intervention. Even if the reports are true, a military response will only lead to more death and destruction, and dangerous escalations.

We are talking about a direct confrontation between the two nuclear superpowers, said Gerry Condon. Why would the U.S. risk nuclear war over dubious chemical weapons claims?

Veterans have longer memories than the press and the politicians, said Condon. We remember how we were lied into the Iraq War with false reports of weapons of mass destruction. U.S. wars throughout the Middle East have caused millions of deaths and destroyed entire societies. Our soldiers and their families have also paid an extremely high price.

Veterans, GIs and their families will not accept another war based on lies, said Gerry Condon. We will be protesting in the streets, in the suites, at media outlets and at military bases.

All military personnel, from low ranking GIs to the top generals and admirals, have an obligation to disobey illegal orders. Orders to carry out acts of war against a sovereign nation that is not threatening the U.S. are illegal orders.

We swore an oath to defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, said Gerry Condon, president of Veterans For Peace. Rig...

11:46

Red Crescent found no trace of previous 'Ghouta chem attack' used by US to blame Syria & Russia Signs of the Times

A former US secretary of state famously blamed Moscow for being 'ultimately responsible' for every chemical incident in Syria, after reports of a chorine attack in Ghouta in January. The incident, it now turns out, never happened. The reports about an alleged chlorine gas attack that, supposedly, affected more than 20 civilians on January 22, were dismissed by the medical specialists of the Red Crescent, who worked in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta for many years. The doctors said they found no traces of the use of any chemical agent at that time. "At some point, our [hospital] received six people, who were allegedly suffering from respiratory problems. Following a medical examination, we did not find any problems at all, any traces of chemical agents," Seif Aldin Hobia, a member of the Red Crescent, who worked for the last seven years at the central hospital of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, told journalists. Recalling the events that took place in January, he said "we had no evidence of chemical agents being used [in the area]."

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Russia beefs up controls at North Caucasus border blogfactory

Russian authorities have adopted a series of new measures to beef up security along borders that may be used by terrorists to infiltrate the country.

Russias Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday that the new measures were aimed at thwarting threats by elements belonging to international terrorist organizations that could penetrate into Russia mainly from borders of the North Caucasus region.

In order to avoid triggering terrorist activity in the North Caucasus and its spread to other regions of the Russian Federation it is necessary to resolutely quash any attempts by members of international terror organizations at infiltrating Russian territory, said Patrushev in a meeting of the Russian security body in the city of Cherkessk in southwestern Russia.

The official said a cornerstone of the new security strategy would be to tighten control over the border with the flow of migration. He said the measures came after President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of the Russian Security Council on April 6 to study the fundamentals of Russias state policy and measures to implement it.

The file photo shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaking at a meeting attended by Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. 

Patrushev said the new security measures would not be limited to North Caucasus border and would apply to all areas where terrorists could penetrate into Russia.

Russia has suffered a series of high-profile terrorist attacks on its soil, especially since it began a military operation in Syria, upon a request by Damascus, in September 2015 to help the Syrian government fight against terror.

The Kremlin has repeatedly defended the military presence in Syria as a bid to prevent the return of thousands of nationals who have been fighting along the ranks of terrorist groups, including the Daesh Takfiri terrorists, in Syria since a war erupted in the Arab country in early 2011.

Most of the attacks targeting Russia have been carried out by Daesh terrorists from the former Soviet Union countries, especially those in the Central Asia and North Caucasus.

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10:34

Missiles fired from Yemen intercepted over Saudi capital (again) blogfactory

Saudi Arabia has announced that its defense systems have intercepted three missiles, allegedly fired from Yemen, in skies over the capital Riyadh.

Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya on Wednesday quoted authorities in the Saudi air defense forces as saying that three loud blasts heard in the city earlier in the day were related to the interception of the missiles.

Yemens Houthi Ansarullah movement said its missiles had targeted the Saudi Defense Ministry building in Riyadh, Yemeni TV reported.

Earlier reports from Riyadh said three loud blasts had been heard in the city and that the government had provided no immediate details on the location of the explosions and what may have caused them.

Witnesses said they heard at least three blasts across Riyadh and three separate clouds of smokes could be seen above the city.

Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a devastating war against the impoverished country of Yemen since March 2015.

The Ansarullah movement has previously targeted military and non-civilian positions in Saudi Arabia as a response to the kingdoms almost daily bombardment of Yemenis.

It is the fourth time in five months that Yemenis fire missiles toward the Saudi capital, a sign that the Houthis are well capable of reaching targets deep inside Saudi Arabia.

One man was killed last month in the Saudi capital by the debris of an intercepted Yemeni missile, reports said.

A later report on Wednesday by Al-Arabiya said Saudi air defense forces had also intercepted a Yemeni missile launched toward the southern territory of Jizan.

A statement by the Saudi military also said a Yemeni missile was intercepted over the territory of Najran, again in the south of the kingdom. The missile was reportedly aimed at a distribution facility in the city of Najran belonging to state oil giant Saudi Aramco, according to Al-Masirah TV, run by Ansarullah.

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Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in February 1990 blogfactory

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Just how many Louis Vuitton monogrammed handbags does the world need? A lot, it seems.

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10:19

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

San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

10:18

"We Are Mortals All... Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"We are mortals all, human and nonhuman, bound in one fellowship of love and travail. No one escapes the fate of death. But we can, with caring, make our good-byes less tormented. If we broaden the circle of our compassion, life can be less cruel."
- Gary Kowalski

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"What Is Hope?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"What Is Hope?"
by Rubin Alves

"What is hope? It is the pre-sentiment that imagination is more real and reality is less real than it looks. It is the hunch that the overwhelming brutality of facts that oppress and repress us is not the last word. It is the suspicion that reality is more complex than the realists want us to believe.

That the frontiers of the possible are not determined by the limits of the actual; and in a miraculous and unexplained way, life is opening creative events which will light the way to freedom and resurrection. But the two - suffering and hope - must live from each other. Suffering without hope produces resentment and despair. But hope without suffering creates illusions, navet and drunkenness.

So let us plant dates even though we who plant them will never eat them. We must live by the love of what we will never see. That is the secret discipline. It is the refusal to let our creative act be dissolved away by our need for immediate sense experience, and it is a struggled commitment to the future of our grandchildren. Such disciplined hope is what has given prophets, revolutionaries and saints the courage to die for the future they envisage. They make their own bodies the seed of their highest hope." 

10:09

"Where Does One Go..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Where does one go from a world of insanity? 
Somewhere on the other side of despair."
    - T.S. Eliot

10:04

"Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World"
by Paul Craig Roberts

"Here is Jason Ditz on the coming end of the world: 

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09:53

The Same Govt That Spies on Its Citizens is Lecturing Facebook CEO for Same Thing Activist Post

By Rachel Blevins Members of the same government that is responsible for violating privacy laws and illegally collecting data from its citizens, openly lectured the...

09:51

Russian general SHOCK warning: World is MILLIMETRES from World War 3 blogfactory

A RUSSIAN military commander has issued a shock warning as he claimed the world is just millimetres away from World War 3.

The commander  who led Russias powerful Black Sea Fleet between 1998 and 2002  said a big war is now looming.

He urged politicians to negotiate and stop the march towards conflict  and said we must not allow war.

Komoyedovs dire warning came as US President Donald Trump told Russia to get ready for a missile strike on Syria.

War fears have spiked over the past few days as the US looks to strike the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad following a chemical attack in Douma.

When asked if the US would strike Syria, Admiral Komoyedov said:  The Americans, it seems to me, were completely stupefied: the world stands in millimetres from a big war, and this is serious.

But I hope for the reason and ability of politicians to negotiate both ours and the US. We must not allow war.

Russian diplomats today said Moscows forces would defend Syria and even try to shoot down US missiles.

It was this comment which sparked the fury of Trump, who responded by blasting Russia for backing gas killing animals.

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09:48

Watchdog Group Sues for Information: Did Ivanka Work Against Equal Pay? Truthdig RSS

Although Ivanka Trump positioned herself as an advocate for women and children during her fathers presidential campaign, shes defended President Trumps rollback of an Obama-era rule requiring employers with over 100 employees to report data on the gendered breakdown of their employees wages. On Tuesday, a watchdog group sued the Trump administration over its failure to respond to a public records request on Ivankas role in that decision.

Newsweek reports:

The lawsuit, filed by Democracy Forward against the Office of Management and Budget, fittingly on Equal Pay Day, and obtained by Newsweek, seeks to compel it to produce documents that would shed light on the role Ivanka Trump had in the decision to suspend implementation of a rule that would have required companies to report pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

It concerns the offices nonresponse to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog filed in November, a couple months after Trumpwho vowed to champion equal paymade an about-face on the issue.

Democracy Forward hopes to obtain correspondence between the OMB and Ivanka Trump or her aides, as well as any records from her phone calls and meetings about the rollback. The organization filed the request Nov. 16 and was supposed to hear back from the OMB within 20 daysbut says the office never responded.

Ivanka had promised to be a voice for the working women, Democracy Forward spokeswoman Charisma Troiano told Newsweek. She instead appears to have been complicit as far as her role in the administrations rolling back of a data rule that would have helped women secure equal pay.

It was curious to us that someone who had been seemingly an advocate of equal pay would in such short time reverse course, she added. We file this FOIA lawsuit to find out exactly how complicit she was in allowing this rollback to move forward.

Troiano was referring to comments like the one made by Ivanka at the July 2016 Republican National Convention when she asserted: As president, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce. He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right alongside of him.

The Trump administration justified the repeal of the rule by arguing that the requirements were unnecessarily burdensome for employers and did not adequately address privacy and confidentiality issues. Democracy Forward also...

09:43

11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

11 Russian Warships Leave Syrian Port To Conduct Exercises
by Tyler Durden

"Update Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:05: "The Russian warships leaving port has been reported as a drill, as InterFax reports: "Russian Navy ships, starting from April 11, will conduct exercises near the coast of Syria, follow from the international notification for aviation personnel (NOTAM) and navigational warning for seafarers. The reports contain the coordinates of the closed area, as well as the conduct of training shooting there. The training area, located in the international waters of the Mediterranean, is adjacent to the sea border of Syria. It will be closed on 11-12, 17-19 and 25-26 April from 10 to 18 Moscow time.
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09:29

Map: Where You Dont Want To Be When It Hits The Fan WorldTruth.Tv

When it hits the fan Americas population centers will explode in violence, looting, and total breakdown of law and order. Its a theory put forth by numerous survival and relocation specialists, and one that makes complete sense if you consider what happens in a truly serious collapse-like scenario. Survival Blog founder James Rawles calls them the golden []

09:24

ICC Prosecutors Unprecedented Bid to Bring Justice to Rohingya The Fifth Column

 

(HRW) On Monday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the courts judges to rule on whether the ICC can exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is a member of the ICC, but Myanmar isnt. This distinction is critical because, since the ICC lacks jurisdiction over Myanmar, the most obvious path to justice for victims of crimes committed against ethnic Rohingya is through a United Nations Security Council referral to the court.

The prosecutors legal argument the first ever request of its kind is an attempt to assert jurisdiction over deportation, one of the well-documented crimes attributed to Myanmars armed forces against the Rohingya. It is based on the ICCs ability to assert jurisdiction if the conduct in question for a deportation was committed on the territory of a member state. Since crossing a border is a legally required element of the crime of deportation, Bensouda argues, victims being forced to cross into the territory of Bangladesh would be a part of that conduct.

Its for the judges to decide on the merits of the argument. But the prosecutors decision to seek a ruling on whether the ICC can act based on existing jurisdiction speaks to the gravity of the situation.

Regardless, the Security Council shouldnt wait on a ruling to exercise their authority to refer the situation in Myanmar to the ICC.

The mass flight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya into Bangladesh more than 670,000, according to the UN is only one aspect of the Myanmar security forces brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing.

In addition to deportation, Human Rights Watch research found abuses in Rakhine State amounting to crimes against humanity of murder and attempted murder, rape and other sexual assault, forced population transfers, and persecution. One UN official warned the Security Council of the widespread and systematic use of sexual violence as a tool of dehumanization and collective punishment. The UN human rights expert on Myanmar said last month that she was increasingly of the opinion that events in Myanmar bear the hallm...

09:24

Australia: Three NSW farms sold to US, Dutch investors for US$89 million RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

09 Apr 2018 | Global AgInvestingThe Kahlbetzer family's Twynam Agricultural Group has sold three properties in Lachlan Valley in New South Wales to two overseas investors MERS Global Investments and Optifarm

09:24

Chinese firm to study development potential of Bolaven Plateau RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

10 Apr 2018 | Viantiane TimesLaos government has authorised a Chinese firm to carry out a feasibility study in southern Laos, with a view to turning it into top agri-business and agri-tourism destination. Deputy Governor of Champassak province said the Chinese firm also intended to grow organic crops for export to China.

09:20

No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. blogfactory

And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

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09:19

What You Need To Know About The Imminent U.S Face Off With Russia and China We Are Change

In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on the imminent U.S face off with Russia and China. We go over all the latest moves committed by U.S president Donald Trump, as well as significant moves by Russia and China countering the United States. We of course cover John Bolton, Russian Mercenaries, the petrodollar, Taiwan, movement of the U.S Navy, aircraft carriers and the possible U.S strikes as Russia is accused of jamming U.S drones and much more.

You can watch this video on DTube here.

Sources for this video:

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https://www.ft.com/content/8c053702-3bce-11e8-b7e0-52972418fec4

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-09/pentagon-preparing-several-options-military-action-syria

http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-us-syria-attack-2018-3

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-white-supremacists-call-syrian-chemical-attack-false-flag-operation-1.5988679

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tony-blair-uk-syria-military-action-kosovo-dourma-chemical-attack-us-un-a8297336.html

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09:02

Penny Mordaunt: five ways the UK can deliver renewed global leadership RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Ahead of Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt's speech, Alex Thier identifies how DFID can renew the UK's capacity for global leadership.

09:01

Three More Reasons for Wealth-Deprived Americans to Take to the Streets Wake Up World

April 12th, 2018 By Paul Buchheit Guest writer for Wake Up World Nearly 15 percent of the U.S. nations total household wealth  $14 trillion!  has been systematically transfered from middle-class America to people with an average net worth of $75 million. Its starting to happen, as teachers around the country are fighting back against income and wealth inequality. []

08:55

Dominican Republic convicts man over 2011 murder of journalist RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

New York, April 11, 2018--A Dominican Republic court yesterday sentenced Matas Avelino Castro to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2011 murder of journalist Jos Agustn Silvestre, according to reports. The court convicted Avelino Castro, whom police had identified as the alleged mastermind of the killing,...

08:53

19 Questions Mark Zuckerberg Strangely Couldnt Answer During His Senate Hearing Activist Post

By Jay Syrmopoulos Washington, D.C. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looked uneasy as he gave testimony for five hours on Tuesday before 44 U.S. senators....

08:52

Cell Tower Radiation Cancer Link Confirmed By Worlds Largest Animal Study The Sleuth Journal

Cell Tower Radiation Cancer Link Confirmed By Worlds Largest Animal Study | cell-phone-tower | General Health Medical & Health Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests

 

By: Natural Blaze

Researchers with the renowned Ramazzini Institute (RI) in Italy announce that a large-scale lifetime study of lab animals exposed to environmental levels of cell tower radiation developed cancer. A $25 million study of much higher levels of cell phone radiofrequency (RF) radiation, from the US National Toxicology Program (NTP), has also reported finding the same unusual cancer called Schwannoma of the heart in male rats treated at the highest dose. In addition, the RI study of cell tower radiation also found increases in malignant brain (glial) tumors in female rats and precancerous conditions including Schwann cells hyperplasia in both male and female rats.

Our findings of cancerous tumors in rats exposed to environmental levels of RF are consistent with and reinforce the results of the US NTP studies on cell phone radiation, as both reported increases in the same types of tumors of the brain and heart in Sprague-Dawley rats. Together, these studies provide sufficient evidence to call for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) to re-evaluate and re-classify their conclusions regarding the carcinogenic potential of RFR in humans, said Fiorella Belpoggi PhD, study author and RI Director of Research.

The Ramazzini study exposed 2448 Sprague-Dawley rats from prenatal life until their natural death to environmental cell tower radiation for 19 hours per day (1.8 GHz GSM radiofrequency radiation (RFR) of 5, 25 and 50 V/m). RI exposures mimicked base station emissions like those from cell tower antennas, and exposure levels were far less than those used in the NTP studies of cell phone radiation.

All of the exposures used in the Ramazzini study we...

08:48

Top Russian & NATO military officials to meet over Syria next week blogfactory

Senior Russian and NATO officials will meet next week amid heightened tensions over the Syria conflict, Russian newspaper Kommersant has reported.

The head of the Russian General Staff, First Deputy Defense Minister Valery Gerasimov, and the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO in Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti, are due to meet in what will be the first such meeting since 2013, the newspaper reported. NATO cut off top-level military contacts with Russia after Crimea voted to rejoin Russia in March 2014.

It is understood that Gerasimov and Scaparrotti spoke for the first time by phone on September 14 last year. During a March 21 call, the two agreed to meet sometime in the second half of April. So far, there is no information available on where the meeting might take place.

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United States envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the Security Council, April 9, 2018. Brendan McDermid

 

Gerasimov also spoke via phone with Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford last month. Tensions have been rising in recent weeks, with US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley warning that the US would be ready to take action in Syria if the UN Security Council did not.

The alleged chemical attack in the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma has prompted US President Donald Trump to go back on earlier comments, in which he had suggested the US might leave Syria. The West has blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad for the attack, despite lacking evidence to back up the claim. Damascus denies using chemical weapons.

There has been speculation from Moscow and elsewhere that the attack could have been a false flag attack, possibly carried out by anti-Assad rebels, devised to prevent Trump from pulling out of the Syria conflict. The Russian military, which inspected the location of the alleged attack along with experts in radiology and chemical warfare, announced on Monday that no...

08:48

Russian combat aircraft buzz French warship - warning against missile attack Signs of the Times

French magazine Le Point has reported that a Russian aircraft had flown over frigate Aquitaine over the weekend and was fully-armed. France, the US and allies are considering a military response centred around cruise missile strikes after accusing the Russia-backed Syrian government of being behind a serious chemical weapons attack. Aquitaine is equipped with 16 cruise missiles and 16 surface-to-air missiles. It is currently operating off Lebanese shores alongside US ships as part of the force fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

08:47

"As the War Machine Threatens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"As the War Machine Threatens"
by Paul Rosenberg

"War drums are beating again, and fairly seriously, it seems. And so Id like to make a few points before things get out of hand. Because once the bodies start piling up, instincts will be overloaded, and reason will be difficult. So, here are a few things to think about ahead of time:

#1: War is failure. And if we get a war now based upon an uncertain attack leaving a fairly small number of casualties, its beyond failure; it is lunacy. Thousands die in wars, sometimes a thousand in a day. And the current situation poses no significant threat to the US, Canada, Britain, France, etc. But as of today, they...

08:46

Dept. of Homeland Security will now Track the Actions and Opinions of Journalists and Media Influencers The Sleuth Journal

Dept. of Homeland Security will now Track the Actions and Opinions of Journalists and Media Influencers | nsa-journalist-final-homeland-security | DHS Government Government Corruption Sleuth Journal Surveillance

News has recently come that the US Department of Homeland Security is now looking to build a media monitoring database to track journalists and their sentiment. Included in this list will be other media influencers as well.

This announcement garnered objection from journalists and influencers, which of course led them to be labelled as conspiracy theorists  by DHS. This, not a new tactic by the establishment, attack the legitimate questions and concerns with name calling in order to sway the public and make people questioning things look bad or stupid for doing so.

The DHS is claiming this initiative is nothing more than a standard practice of monitoring what is happening in the news. Then why not just use a news aggregator? Why do you need to track specific people and their sentiment? Here is the tweet from the DHS press secretary Tyler Q. Houlton.

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08:41

Smoke rises from debris of Algerian plane crash that killed 257 blogfactory

257 killed in Boufarik military plane crash

Russian-made military plane crashes near Boufarik airbase near Algiers, state TV reports.

At least 257 people have been killed after a military plane crashed near the Boufarik airbase outside the Algerian capital, Algiers, according to Algerian state television.

The plane, an Ilyushin Il-76, mostly carried soldiers when it went down shortly after takeoff on Wednesday morning, state TV reported.

Algerias defence ministry was quoted as saying that 247 passengers and 10 crew members were among the dead following the crash.

Ennahar TV quoted an Algerian ruling party official as saying that 26 people onboard were members of the Polisario Front, a separatist movement in West Sahara a territory also claimed by Morocco.

The cause of the crash remains unclear and an investigation has been opened.

The defence ministry expressed condolences to families of the victims, and government officials observed a minute silence.

In this painful ordeal, the government members offer their deepest condolences to the families of the victims, a cabinet statement said.

Algerie24, a local news website, said the plane was heading to the western Algerian city of Bechar.

Images posted on an Algerian website showed thick smoke billowing from the site of the crash, as several people rushed to help.

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08:39

Survival Condos: A Tour of Bunkers for Rich People in the Middle of Kansas The Sleuth Journal

Survival Condos: A Tour of Bunkers for Rich People in the Middle of Kansas | apartment-condo | Preparedness\Survival US News

Its time for another episode of Doomsday Bunkers of the Rich and Famous. You can find the last article about a doomsday neighborhood in Germany right here.

This time, well travel a bit closer to home right in the middle ofKansas. In the small town of Glasco, Kansas, population 473, lies the ultimate in luxury bunker destinations: Survival Condos.

So, if youre curious about how the other half intends to ride out the apocalypse, let me tell you: theyll be living it in high style. But theres always something to learn when you look at the preparedness plans of others. Lets explore the Survival Condos of Kansas.

What are the survival condos like?

Survival Condos are fortified and equipped to withstand...

08:33

World War III Will Be An Economic War The Sleuth Journal

World War III Will Be An Economic War | chess-game-currencies | Economy & Business Federal Reserve Bank Special Interests War Propaganda World News

(Alt-Market) There is a mass delusion in the mainstream created I think in large part by too much exposure to movie fantasy and TV fiction. It is an immediate assumption; one that I believe is far more dangerous than many people give it credit for. The assumption is that the next great war, should it occur, will inevitably be a nuclear one, and the doom surrounding it will end everything as we know it. Many people even get excited at the idea of World War III and the notion that it will wipe the slate clean, setting the stage for a positive human reformation from the ashes. Im here to say that this is likely not how things will play out.

There are much more precise and effective weapons than nukes in the arsenal of the establishment globalists that manipulate political systems in various nations.

For example, the use of weaponized economics and false paradigms. As I have warned for years now, a conflict between East and West has been engineered to take place, and this conflict will primarily be an economic one. I outlined this dynamic in October 2016 in my article East vs. West Division Is About The Dollar Not Nuclear War.

The excitement and dread surrounding potential nuclear warfare distracts from the much more legitimate threat of a staged financial war between East and West (as well as regional wars by proxy in Syria and North Korea which could bog the US down in a mire). It is important to remember that all wars are invariably banker wars that is to say, almost all wars benefit international financiers by creating an environment ripe for centralization of wealth and political power. This notion tends to confuse some analysts and activists in the liberty movement.

There is a strange clinging obsession with these people to the idea that there is true international division and that this division includes Eastern governments on one side verses globalist controlled governments on the other. No...

08:32

Dinosaur age butterflies colours, new research Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says aout itself:

5 February 2016

If you traveled back to the Jurassic, you might encounter the familiar sight of butterflies sipping nectar only the insects wouldnt be butterflies.

From the University of Exeter in England:

Fossil study sheds light on ancient butterfly wing colors

April 11, 2018

Pioneering new research has given an illuminating new insight into the metallic, iridescent colours found on the earliest known ancestors of moths and butterflies, which habited the earth almost 200 million years ago.

An international team of researchers, including Dr Tim Starkey from the University of Exeter, have discovered new evidence for colour in Mesozoic fossils.

The structural colours of the fossils studied resulted from light scattering by intricate microstructures, extending the evidence for these light-scattering structures in the insect fossil record by more than 130 million years.

The research team examined fossilised remains dating back 180 million years, with some specimens originating from the Jurassic Coast, only a short distance from Exeter.

Using powerful electron microscopes and using optical models, the team found microscopic ridges and grooves in the insects wing scales, similar to those seen in todays moths. Models revealed these tiny features are photonic structures that would have produced metallic bronze to golden colour appearances in the insect wings.

The research is...

08:29

The Surprising Secret Behind the Best of Relationships Awareness Act

There is no arguing that there is a wealth of information online about relationships, dating, marriage and how to succeed in your love life. While some are highly practical, other points will leave you scratching your head, unsure how to take what is being said, or where to go next with it.

Ultimately, it falls on each of us to weed through the websites, social media posts, webinars, workshops and more if we are seeking information that will work for our own relationship.

Im not going to try to sell you on some miracle fix that can guarantee a happy healthy relationship in only 5 minutes, real love doesnt work that way. Relationships are hard work. They require dedication, commitment, understanding, and compassion. Only through all of this can you set yourself up for a better chance of success. That being said, there are still no guarantees. Just a little bit of tough love for those of you who are currently reading this

If you are looking to establish a long-lasting, committed and successful relationship, there are many steps you can take to increase your chances. Each of these work by establishing trust, making your partner feel loved and respected and building a deeper connection between the two of you.

Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash

Here are 16 tips and tricks to maintaining a great relationship:

#1 Trust in your partners ability to be strong and courageous when its needed most.

We all have our own strengths and weaknesses, and different situations can bring these out in us. In a relationship, we open up our vulnerable side, revealing our greatest weaknesses to one another. Dont allow this to change the way you see your partner in a time of crisis. Believe in them and their ability to draw upon their strengths when it is necessary, and provide them with the support, encouragement, and understanding necessary to empower them in this.

#2 Establish and maintain an emotional red phone connection.

Relationships arent easy. You are going to face difficult times, c...

08:29

Hairdresser Brands Missouri Governor a Sexual Abuser Truthdig RSS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens initiated a physically aggressive unwanted sexual encounter with his hairdresser and threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about it, according to testimony from the woman released Wednesday by a House investigatory committee.

The graphic report details multiple instances in which the woman said Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed, shoved and called her derogatory names during a series of sexual encounters as he was preparing to run for office in 2015. The testimony contradicts Greitens previous assertions that there was no violence and no threat of violence in what he has described as a consensual extramarital affair.

The report, signed by all seven committee members, describes the womans testimony as credible and notes that Greitens has so far declined to testify or provide documents to the panel. It also outlines instances where Greitens public comments appear to run counter to some of her allegations.

The special House investigation was initiated shortly after Greitens was indicted in February on a felony invasion-of-privacy charge for taking a nonconsensual photo of the partially nude woman and transmitting it in a way that could be accessed by a computer. The woman told the committee that Greitens took the photo after manipulating her into a compromising position during an unwanted sexual encounter and that he told her everyone will know what a little whore you are if she told anyone about him.

Greitens, 44, has refused to directly answer media questions about whether he took the photo but he has steadfastly denied any criminal wrongdoing. He said he expects to be proven innocent during this trial, which is scheduled for May 14.

Speaking shortly before the report was released, Greitens told reporters gathered at the Capitol that he expected it to contain lies and falsehoods and reaffirmed his commitment to remaining in office.

This is a political witch hunt, Greitens said, later adding: This is exactly like whats happening with the witch hunts in Washington, D.C.

The legislative report could serve as a basis for lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings to try to remove Greitens from office, though it makes no recommendation about what lawmakers should do. Impeachment can occur independently of a criminal case.

House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty said: For the good of the state, Eric Greitens must immediately resign or else the House must restore integrity to the office. Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh also called for the House to impeach Greitens if he doesnt quit.

According to the report, the woman testified that she met Greitens in 2013 as a customer of her hair salon. She said she had a crush on Greitens but was shocked when he ran his hand...

08:26

"Trump: 'Get Ready Russia', Missiles Will Be Coming 'Nice' and 'New' and 'Smart'" OMG... Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Trump: 'Get Ready Russia',
 Missiles Will Be Coming 'Nice' and 'New' and 'Smart'"
by The_Real_Fly

"A little background while you sip on your morning coffee. While you were sleeping, Russia vowed to shoot down any missile that targeted Assad's regime and the place it was launched from. This could mean a US destroyer or a launch pad in the region. If there is an American strike, then we... will shoot down the missiles and target the positions from where they were launched, Alexander Zasypkin, the Russian envoy to Beirut, said on Wednesday. In the past few days, we have seen an escalation towards a significant crisis."

After reading this, our President of Twitter chimped out and told Russia to get ready for some nice and new smart bombs. This is real life.
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08:26

"On Your Own Terms..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"If the sun is shining, stand in it- yes, yes, yes. Happy times are great, but happy times pass- they have to- because time passes. The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is life-long, and it is not goal-centered. What you are pursuing is meaning- a meaningful life... There are times when it will go so wrong that you will be barely alive, and times when you realize that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else's terms."
- Jeanette Winterson

08:25

Russia Says Israeli Warplanes Struck Syrian Airbase, Trump and Macron Vow Joint Aggression Against Syria The Sleuth Journal

Russia Says Israeli Warplanes Struck Syrian Airbase, Trump and Macron Vow Joint Aggression Against Syria | israeli-warplane-strike | Politics Trump War Propaganda World News

[image: REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew]

False flags are a US tradition, used to serve its imperial interests.

The fabricated weekend Douma CW incident was staged a pretext for whatever Washington and its rogue allies have in mind ahead, likely greater aggression than already.

On Monday, Russias Defense Ministry issued the following statement, saying:

On April 9, in the period between 3:25 AM and 3:53 AM Moscow Time, two F-15 aircraft of Israels Air Force delivered a strike with eight guided missiles on the T-4 airfield without entering Syrias airspace from Lebanons territory, adding:

Syrian air defenses destroyed five Israeli missiles, three others striking the airbases western area. No Russian personnel were among the casualties.

Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi responded to the alleged Douma incident, saying:

Western claims are conspiratorial and illogicalsignal(ing) a new conspiracy against the Syrian government and nation and a pretext for military action against themaggravating the situation in this country and in the region.

When the Syrian army has the upper hand on the battlefield against armed terrorists, it would not be rational for it to use chemical weapons, he added.

On Sunday, Trump and Frances Macron spoke by phone, vowing a joint response to the alleged Douma incident fabricated, not real.

It doesnt matter given likely plans in place for what Washington, Israel, France, and their rogue allies have in mind the staged incident a convenient pretext.

A White House statement said Trump and Macron agreed thatAssadmust be held accountable for what apparently didnt happen, the alleged Douma incident fake, not real.

Both leaders vowed to coordinate a strong, joint response.

On Sunday, Russia called f...

08:20

US 'doomsday' plane takes off amid tensions in Syria Signs of the Times

Earlier US President Trump threatened on his Twitter page to strike Syria with "nice and new and smart" missiles over the alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma. Russia has already warned Washington against such a move. The CivMilAir Twitter account, which monitors airplane movements, posted information that the Boeing E-4B Nightwatch, commonly known as the "Doomsday plane," took off from the Wright-Patterson airbase near Deiton on April 11 in 14:09 and flew towards Springfield, Illinois. What is curious about it is the fact that it left the airbase minutes after US President Donald Trump made his threat to launch a missile attack on Syria.

08:19

"Russias Real Endgame" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Will Trump 'Wag the Dog'?"
by Brian Maher

Are they trying to guarantee Trump will let the missiles fly? Our colleague Dave Gonigam of The 5 Min. Forecast had just caught wind of Mondays FBI raid on the office of Trumps attorney, Michael Cohen. Perhaps you recall the 1997 film "Wag the Dog." Perhaps you also recall that President Clinton - no need to specify - attacked suspected al-Qaida targets around the time Monica Lewinsky appeared before a grand jury. Then you grasp Daves half-joking, half-serious reaction to Mondays business. In the Hollywood film, the fictional president faced - like Clinton - a sex scandal.
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08:17

Syria chemical attack was false flag operation by US and allies blogfactory

The recent alleged chemical attack near Damascus was a false flag operation by the US and its allies to launch an attack against the Syrian government and prolong the wars in the Middle East, a geo-political expert in London says.

Anyone with a brain knows that the so-called chemical weapons attack was a total false flag, said Adam Garrie, the Director at Eurasia Future, a news and analysis website.

Syria and its main allies Iran and Russia must coordinate their efforts to prevent the American regime from launching attacks against the sovereign Syrian state, Garrie told Press TV on Tuesday.

The United Statesis being run by a neocon (neoconservative) faction that is identical to the kind of ideology which ran the [former US President George] Bush regime, he added.

Former US Congressman and political analyst Ron Paul says the claim that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is gassing his own people is a total nonsense, adding that the American neoconservatives, who want a perpetual war in the Middle East, are probably behind the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Dr. Paul, a three-time American presidential candidate and the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, made the remarks in an interview on Monday while commenting on the alleged attack near the capital Damascus on Saturday.

The attack in the militant-held town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region left dozens dead and drew international condemnation from various countries and international bodies. The Assad government strongly rejected the allegation of using chemical munitions.

Asked who is behind the chemical attack, Dr. Paul said, I dont know. I think the least likely would be Assad. This whole idea of Assad, they say this over and over again, I probably heard it for ten times today: Assad is gassing his own people. And they have said it every time it has happened, and then a month of two later it was proved that they were absolutely wrong. So I cannot see any reason why Assad would do this. Theres no reason t...

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Gluten Brain: Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To Frontal Cortex The Sleuth Journal

 

'Gluten Brain': Wheat Cuts Off Blood Flow To Frontal Cortex | grain_brain_blood_flow_wheat | General Health Special Interests Toxins

As far back as 1954, reports of the full or partial resolution of schizophrenia following a gluten free diet began to surface in the medical literature. We covered this remarkable pattern of associations in a previous article titled, 60 Years of Research Links Gluten Grains to Schizophrenia. While the explanation for this intriguing connection has remained focused on the disruption of the gut-brain axis and the presence in wheat of a wide range of pharmacologically active and mostly opioid receptor modulating polypeptides, a new and possibly more disturbing explanation is beginning to surface: wheat consumption cuts off blood flow to the brain.

Starting with a 1997 case study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine involving a 33-year-old patient, with pre-existing diagnosis of schizophrenic disorder, who first came to medical attention for severe diarrhea and weight loss (classical symptoms of gluten intolerance), brain scan technology determined that cerebral hypoperfusion (decreased blood flow to the brain) was occurring within the patients frontal cortex.[i] A gluten free diet resulted not only in the normalization of intestinal damage and autoantibodies, but the return of blood flow to the frontal cortex, and the resolution of schizophrenic symptoms.

Then, in 2004, a follow up study was performed to verify if the 1997 case study was just a fluke, or perhaps a widespread effect of untreated celiac disease. Published in the American Journal of Medicine,...

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Sweden says Military strikes on Syria violate international law blogfactory

Sweden, a non-permanent Security Council member, said Wednesday it opposes military strikes on Syria, suggesting such action would violate international law.

Tensions have soared over the possible military escalation, with President Donald Trump warning Russia that missiles will be coming in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

What the Syrian people want and need is peace and justice, not further military escalations or impunity, Swedens UN Ambassador Olof Skoog told reporters.

Let that also be a response to planned military interventions. Whatever happens now needs to be in line with international law.

The Security Council failed on Tuesday to agree on setting up an investigation of chemical weapons use in Syria, with Russia and the United States failing to win support for their rival proposals.

Members of the UN Security Council vote on the third draft resolution to create a new inquiry to find blame for the chemical weapons attack last week in Douma, Syria, during a United Nations Security Council meeting regarding the situation in Syria, April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by AFP)

Skoog said that while the council failed to agree on a way forward, the inaction did not create a legal vacuum that would justify air strikes by the United States, France and Britain.

Whatever happens next, there is international law and it needs to be abided on, said the Swedish ambassador.

The warning set the stage for a new clash at the Security Council over the legality of any military action, which is likely to be carried out without a UN mandate.

Sweden is a member of the European Union along with Britain and France, but is not part of NATO.

Russia has repeatedly warned at the council that Western military action in Syria would be illegal and could lead to a wider conflict.

After the three failed votes at the council on Tuesday, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia implored the United States to change course.

I would once again ask you, once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you are currently developing for Syria, he said.

(Source: AFP)

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08:13

Facebook Spies on your Messenger Conversations The Sleuth Journal

Facebook Spies on your Messenger Conversations | facebook-eye | Science & Technology Special Interests

Some of the most disgraceful crimes in history continue to be perpetrated by out-of-control forces.

Although spying on someones private conversations may not be classified as a crime against humanity, but the reason why Facebook continues to violate even its own privacy laws seems to be justified with the premise that it carries out the spying to protect children.

What a noble lie! Who would be against protecting the children against pedophiles? Who wouldnt agree to prevent or stop child pornography?

The fact is that Facebook scans the chats and images of private Messenger conversations.

The company says it performs this practice to make sure that users comply with the rules of the platform.

In Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using image comparison technology to detect, for example, exploitation images or child pornography.

We also scan when you send a link, in search of viruses or malware, said the social network.

The controversy over how Facebook manages Messenger messages has started after an interview by Mark Zuckerberg for Vox.

In it, he explained how he learned about sensational messages sent through Messenger about the Myanmar crisis. Our systems detect what is happening, he said.

The tools that scan Messenger chats have been designed to quickly detect abusive behavior on the platform and are very similar to what other Internet companies use today.

At the moment, the company has not confirmed that Instagram and WhatsApp, which are part of the same company, also have these tools and scan private conversations, but you can rest assured that the spying is taking place, if not in the same way, in many other ways.

In principle, WhatsApp decided in 2016 to encrypt their messages and calls making them completely inaccessible to any user other than the interlocutors themselves and Facebook spooks, of course.

No one can access the content of that message: neither the criminals nor the hac...

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Strikes against Syria could begin as early as Thursday night blogfactory

above the prime ministers visit to walsall

 

As Western leaders remain undecided on how to deal with an alleged chemical attack in Syria, a report says, they might attack the war-ravaged country by Thursday.

The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday that strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could begin as early as Thursday night.

This is while British Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet reached a final decision to join forces with the United States and France against Syria.

However, she has ordered British submarines to move within missile range of Syria to be ready for possible strikes.

A Syrian  soldier walks over the rubble of buildings in the town of Zamalka in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on April 11, 2018.

Britain reportedly hopes to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles against Syria from its submarines.

According to the White House, US President Donald Trump has not laid out any timetable for action, either.

Trump had earlier tweeted that missiles will be coming and Russia should get ready.

His stance was toned down by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who asserted that Trump has a number of options, and not just the military one.

Russia has dismissed as bogus reports of the chemical gas attack in Eastern Ghouta, while Damascus maintains that it has not launched any chemical attacks.

Iran has strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons by any country in any part of the world, saying claims about a chemical attack by the Syrian government in Eastern Ghouta are conspiratorial and illogical.

The alleged attack was launched not long after Trump called for withdrawal of US t...

08:08

Energy Experts Say to Prepare for a Challenging, Yet Contradictory Energy This Month Awareness Act

With the coming of spring, we often look forward to a calmer, positive and easy-going way of life. Images flowers blossoming all around you and birds singing in the trees will bring a smile to even the most pessimistic face as we look forward to the warmer, more welcoming weather.

Unfortunately, as Im sure you have noticed by this time, 2018 has a different plan in mind. Here we are, a week into April, and I cant help but notice the fact that there is still snow falling outside of my office window.

Astrologists warn that the weather isnt the only uncertainty we are going to experience heading into April 2018. In fact, the shift of the planets during this month, including 4 different retrograde planets, is going to be one of confusion, contradiction, and mixed messages. The influence of these planetary shifts will be so strong that avoiding them will be impossible, however, with the right information we can prepare ourselves to best deal with this challenging time.

On March 22, Mercury moved into retrograde in the sign of Aries. This will continue until April 15th, influencing the first half of the month. The planet Mercury is associated with communication, and when it is in retrograde it brings mixed messages and muddled communication. If you can avoid it, you would be best served avoiding any major presentations, written agreements, term papers or exams. Unfortunately, for many University and College students, this just isnt going to work out in your favor. Try to take time to read over your answers for clarity and take steps to prepare even more than you feel you will need to.

Source: Forever Conscious

 

Mercury retrograde has also been found to influence electronics. During this time devices often malfunction, act up or fail entirely. You may notice that the battery life on your phone is tanking faster than ever before, your phone is suddenly dropping calls, text messages arent sending, or it is failing to connect with the network. You will see similar problems with televisions, computers, fax machine...

08:08

The Tariff War Will Affect the Prices and Availability of THESE Items The Sleuth Journal

The Tariff War Will Affect the Prices and Availability of THESE Items | china-united-states | Economy & Business Sleuth Journal Special Interests

By Daisy Luther and M.K. Matthews

By now, unless you have been living in a Wifi-free deadzone, youve heard about the hundreds of billions in tariffs that the United States and China are flinging at one another like ninja throwing stars. When youre hearing numbers like 100 billion dollars it may seem like this is in an entirely different universe than the one in which you exist.

Unfortunately, thats incorrect.

You can expect up to a 40% increase in the cost of all sorts of things. (Well get to those things in a moment.) First, lets talk about tariffs so that everyone knows whats going on.

Fortune explains:

Put simply, a tariff is a tax typically imposed on imported goods. The idea is that the tariff will make foreign-made products more expensive, driving consumers to turn to alternatives from domestic manufacturers who are not subject to the tax, and thus can charge less. In theory, this boosts the economy of the country imposing tariffs.

Trump imposed the first set of tariffs on Chinese goods to punish the country for intellectual property theft that he says has caused the U.S. economic damage

As of February, the U.S. also had a record-high $375.2 billion trade deficit with China, meaning it spends considerably more on Chinese imports than it makes on exports sent to China. Trump has been vocal in his desire to erase that deficit, calling it unsustainable. Tariffs are one strategy for leveling that playing field.

When Trump announced the first round of tariffs on China, it was seen as a declaration of a trade war a progressive effort by the two nations to damage each other economically, mainly through taxes and trade restrictions. Thats why China answered Trumps tariffs with a slew of its own taxes, and why...

08:08

These 4 Zodiac Signs Are the Most Loyal People You Will Ever Meet Awareness Act

What I value most in my friends is loyalty. David Mamet

If you were to ask someone to sit down and define what they believe is required for a genuine connection or relationship, you are going to get a number of different answers. Some will discuss the importance of a good sense of humor, shared interests, common life goals or personality traits like compassion. One answer that will likely come up time and time again is that of loyalty. Seen as a virtue to possess, those who are loyal uphold their principles, ideals, and morals when it comes to the people in their life. They demonstrate how important these people are to them by choosing to make them a priority in life.

The concept is a simple one. Collins English Dictionary defines loyalty as the quality of staying firm in your friendship or support for someone or something. However, as simple as it may sound, it is far more complicated in practice.

When you are meeting potential friends and lovers, loyalty isnt something that is easily defined at that first meeting or even the second, or tenth for that matter. This is a trait that is revealed over time, through the challenges and struggles that we face in life. You may not even know who your most loyal friends are until such time that youre struggling, and you see who is standing by your side.

There are, however, some signs and personality traits that may help you to identify these individuals much sooner in your life. By studying the personality traits associated with each of the zodiac signs, astrologists reveal 4 zodiac signs that excel in the area of loyalty. These are the true blue, in good times and bad type of friends, always there when you need them. Are you lucky enough to have one of these people in your life?

Photo by Elias de Carvalho from Pexels

These 4 Zodiac Signs Are the Most Loyal People You Will Ever Meet:

Capricorn (December 22 January 19)

Viewing the world in a highly logical...

08:07

How to Use Candle Magic to Summon Angels Awareness Act

For those who may not know, we all have guardian angels, and these angels come in many different forms. Each one is meant to help up in a way different than the rest. While these angels often stay on the sidelines and help us as they see fit sometimes we need to call on them and knowing how to do so is important.

There are lots of different ways that a person can summon their guardian angels and powers associated with each but the easiest way for me might not be the easiest way for you and vice versa. For lots of people working with color magic and finding a method that suits them is the best option. Below I am going to go over candle color magic and how it has benefited me on my spiritual journey.

Candle Color Magic

Step 1: Create Your Altar

This sounds a lot more complicated than it is, basically just choose a place that you feel comfortable. Surround yourself with things that make you feel at peace and really be sure that you are where you need to be to do this kind of work. Now, when it comes to summoning angels or their powers, in general, you have to know what you are wanting to gain from this. Spend some time really thinking about what you are even trying to manifest in the first place.

Step 2: Choose Your Color(s)

After you have your location picked and your alter setup choosing which colored candles you want to work with is the next step. Each color is connected with a different energy and we need to make sure that we are choosing the correct color to work with. You can choose more than one color but I do suggest separating them and doing one at a time.

Pink Healing emotions

Silver Financial assistance in one way or another

Gray Respect

Black Getting rid of negativity

Brown Unity and connection

Red Pause/time to think

White Forgiveness

Orange Power of positivity

Blue Cleansing

Green Growth, and hope

Indigo Power of the mind/memory

Yellow Inner strength

Violet Honesty

Gold Good health and healing

Step 3: Summoning These Powers/Angels

Now that you have chosen where you want to go on this journey you need to actually call on the angels associated with the color/energies you chose. You can do this in a number of ways. Personally, I light the candle in my area of peace and meditate on it. I spend time speaking with the angel and going over what it is I am fa...

08:00

New Another Massive Extraterrestrial Disclosure Story That Got Lost in the Mainstream Media The Event Chronicle

A startling and revealing look at extraterrestrial science, UFO sightings, and the most direct contact you will see on record. The world holds its breath as we are on the cusp of disclosure and the government revealing the truth that we are being visited by lifeforms from outside our solar system.

An interesting update on what is occurring with Alien Disclosure from the grassroots and behind the scenes / government level. Sharing insight on what we can expect in this coming year and how this will impact the world. There can be only one outcome to the Disclosure advocacy movement the formal acknowledgement of the extraterrestrial presence by world governments.

08:00

6 Logical Fallacies to Look out for in the Gun Debate The Fifth Column

In 2017, the data website FiveThirtyEight declared that the U.S. had become more polarized on the issue of guns that at any time in the nations history.

Because of the emotional nature of the debate, both gun control advocates and Second Amendment proponents increasingly resorted to violent rhetoric (burn her!), conspiracy theories, and especially irrational thinking.

Here are six of the most common logical fallacies youll find in the current debate on guns in America.

1. Non Sequitur

Non sequitur translates as it does not follow. They are more common in casual conversation than formal debate.

Example: I cant believe you didnt like The Last Jedi. You loved The Empire Strikes Back and Mark Hamill is in The Last Jedi.

It does not follow that all fans of the original Star Wars trilogy will like The Last Jedi just because Luke is in the movie.

In the gun debate, argument sometimes devolves into non sequiturs. Example: I dont support the murder of innocents; therefore I dont vote Republican, since Republicans often support the Second Amendment.

Republicans murder children

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07:56

The Truly Shared World: Full Consensus Distributed Ledger Technology Operation Disclosure

The Truly Shared World

Full consensus distributed ledger technology, secure, fast, decentralised, energy efficient and profitable.

Source: The Final Wakeup Call


Faster and more efficient than blockchain technology

People want privacy, without anyone spying on them, and not funded by advertisements. Just something that appears out of nothing living in your computer. Enabling you to participate on multiple levels in a shared world, that connects everyone to each other. Maybe with a few friends setting up a little stock market just for them to send things back and forth. Banks do this; but theyre the so called dark pools. Its like a tiny little stock market, just for a few players that sort of trust each other, but not entirely.

For sure, the dark pool banking system is likely to taking advantage of some of the information involved. Maybe one bank hosts the server but they can always manipulate the timing a little bit and people should worry about this. This should be eliminated forever. A completely trustworthy stock market is needed that maybe allows you and me and a few others to trade, a very different world of stored data that keeps track of cryptocurrencies, linked together for buying and selling stocks.



Hashgraph inventor and cofounder of Hashgraph Company, Leemon Baird has, as part of his quest to understand cryptocurrency, developed a new technology that allows for the building of a full-consensus ledger, faster and more efficient than blockchain technology. To be clear; Hashgraph is not blockchain.

Distributed consensus through the Hedera Hashgraph platform

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07:52

Ted Cruz takes Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to task Signs of the Times

About. Damn. Time. Texas Senator Ted Cruz just asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg what millions of Americans have been begging to ask: Does Facebook censor conservatives? During Zuckerberg's congressional testimony, Cruz brought up reported conservative censorship on Facebook. First Cruz laid the trap, asking Zuckerberg if he thought Facebook was a neutral public forum:

07:52

As It Turns Out, Being Single Is Deadlier Than Being Obese, According to Science Awareness Act

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reveals that 1 in 3 American adults are considered to be obese, while 1 in 13 are extremely obese. Known as the obesity epidemic, the problem has been brought up time and time again in medical circles and throughout the mainstream media, including a number of eye-opening documentaries.

From the increased dependence on the fast-food industry to a lack of physical activity, the impact of obesity on the overall health of the American population is startling. Associated with diabetes, osteoarthritis, respiratory problems, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, it is certainly a situation demanding our immediate attention.

Despite how obviously concerning the obesity problem is, a recent study reveals that it is not the biggest concern faced by Americans today. A team of researchers from around the globe came together to study the data from a total of 218 different studies, each addressing the potential health implications of loneliness and social isolation. What they discover? Those individuals who are found to have a bad social life have a 50% increased risk of experiencing an early death, compared to the 30% increased risk experienced by those suffering from obesity.

Source: Novikov Alex | Shutterstock

 

In todays society, we are more isolated than ever before. Improved technology such as the prevalence of smartphones and the internet are designed to connect us, and yet they appear to have the opposite effect. Have you ever walked into a romantic restaurant, only to see a couple apparently oblivious to one anothers company, faces hidden behind their phones? This has, unfortunately, become the new normal.

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Two ex-British ambassadors question claims that Assad ordered chemical attack as threat of war grows blogfactory

Ex-British ambassadors questioned claims that Assad is behind a chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrians. Peter Ford and Craig Murray expressed doubt, urging the UK government not to rush into a war without proof.

Former British ambassador to Syria Peter Ford, speaking during a heated interview on BBC Radio Scotland, believes that the reported chemical attack in Douma may not have been committed by Assad, contrary to claims by US President Donald Trump, among others.

Chemical warfare inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are set to make a trip to Douma to inspect the scene of the alleged chemical attack but Ford doesnt think that Syrian leader Bashar Assad will be concerned about the analysis.

I dont think Assad is in the least worried that the inspectors will find out his guilt he is probably not guilty on this occasion, he said. We have to engage our brains as well as our emotions here, not be stampeded by those videos which are described as being unverified, but which by dint of being repeated over and over again come to acquire a spurious credibility, Ford added. We have to ask ourselves what are the sources in this stampede to war?

Radio presenter Gary Robertson was having none of it. He pushed back on Ford, telling the ex-ambassador that Assad has form [bombing his own people], and there has been fairly conclusive proof that chemical agents have been used.

Ford replied: The correct response is obviously to get inspectors on to the alleged sites of the alleged offences. In fact, in the last few hours Russia has offered to provide escorts for inspectors from the recognized body in this field the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Fords comments reflected the same concerns with intelligence sources that he expressed to the BBC a year ago. Based on previous experience, we can see that we cannot take on face value what the so-called intelligence experts tell us, he said, in reference to the Khan...

07:51

7 Reasons Mentally Strong People Let Karma Do the Dirty Work For Them Awareness Act

Im a great believer in karma, and the vengeance that it serves up to those who are deliberately mean is generally enough for me. Beth Ditto

A spiritual concept that is often referred to openly in mainstream society today, karma refers to the idea of cause and effect in the universe, a law that states that when your actions and intent in life are for good, bringing joy to those around you, you will receive good in return. If, however, you allow yourself to live in a negative, vindictive or immoral way, you will be on the receiving end of bad karma.

When someone harms us or does us wrong, it can be tempting to lash out, taking matters into our own hands as we take our revenge by purposely causing pain and suffering for another. The stronger, wiser and more mature individuals among us realize, however, that there is a better way.

By stepping back and allowing karma to take over, they are able to take comfort in knowing that the individual is getting whats coming to them, while still maintaining a happy, successful and joy-filled life themselves. In fact, there are a number of reasons while allowing karma to handle the situation will benefit you.

Source: Medium

7 Reasons Strong and Confident People Allow Karma to Do Their Dirty Work for Them:

#1 You can live a happy, fulfilled life.

Dwelling on a desire for revenge, or grudges from being hurt, will ultimately drag you down as well. Instead, focus on the best revenge: finding happiness and success yourself. Consider, for a moment, the person who has wronged you feeling the wrath of their own bad karma while watching you achieving everything youve wanted in life. What better revenge is there?

#2 Karma can catch up with those that you may never find.

Life can get crazy, and its not uncommon to completely lose touch with another...

07:50

Dandelion Root Can Cure Cancer Faster Than Chemo, And Its Probably Growing In Your Backyard Awareness Act

They are ugly, atrocious, unwanted plants that seem to pop up out of nowhere. One day your lawn is beautiful and the next it is taken over by these yellow invaders.

Despite a homeowners loathing of dandelions, most five-year-olds will tell you they grant wishes. Those five-year-olds might actually be on to something dandelions could be a wish granted for those battling cancer. It might not be the magic of blowing the seeds from the stalk, but rather utilizing the plant for its unique immune-boosting, cancer-killing powers.

While traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation kill all kinds of cells and harm the immune system, extract from the dandelion root has been found to do the opposite.

Researchers at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada concluded that within 48 hours of treatment of cells with Dandelion Root Extract (DRE) there was a highly significant amount of cancer cell destruction when compared to a control group. By 96 hours, the researchers found that 70-80% of cancer cells had died. Even more interesting is that when the same researchers tested the extract on normal, non-cancerous cells there was no effect. The extract actually targets unhealthy, cancerous cells while sparing healthy ones!

These anti-cancer benefits have been studied and found effective with leukemia, breast, colon, prostate, liver, and lung cancer cells in the laboratory and in February 2016 scientists were given the green light to start human clinical trials in Canada.

While we all anxiously await the results of the clinical trials, some are seeking answers on their own accord and touting dandelion tea as a true cancer killer. 72-year-old John DiCarlo was sent home by oncologists 3 years ago to get his affairs in order but was recommended dandelion tea as a last-ditch effort. Much to everyones surprise John returned to the clinic four months later in complete remission and has been cancer-free ever since.

The researchers believe the tea works differently in different people, but it brings needed hope to many battling one of natures most deadly diseases. Researchers and clinicians urge patients not to mix the natural remedy with other cancer drugs, including chemotherapy and radiation, without consulting a physician.

Common Uses:

Whats even better is that you dont have to have cancer...

07:46

Liberia should reform libel laws in wake of $1.8 million civil lawsuit against Front Page Africa RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

New York, April 11, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over a US$1.8 million civil defamation lawsuit against Front Page Africa, a privately owned Liberian newspaper that has long been the subject of complaints and harassment for its critical reporting on successive governments....

07:45

SOTT FOCUS: Craig Murray: Yulia Skripal is clearly under duress Signs of the Times

Only the Russians have allowed us to hear the actual voice of Yulia Skripal, in that recorded conversation with her cousin. So the one thing we know for certain is that, at the very first opportunity she had, she called back to her cousin in Russia to let her know what is going on. If you can recall, until the Russians released that phone call, the British authorities were still telling lies that Sergei was in a coma and Yulia herself in a serious condition. We do not know how Yulia got to make the call. Having myself been admitted unconscious to hospital on several occasions, each time when I came to I found my mobile phone in my bedside cabinet. Yulia's mobile phone plainly had been removed from her and not returned. Nor had she been given an official one - she specifically told her cousin that she could not call her back on that phone as she had it temporarily. The British government could have given her one to keep on which she could be called back, had they wished to help her.

07:44

"The 12 Rules of Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The 12 Rules of Survival"
From "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why"
by Laurence Gonzales

"As a journalist, I've been writing about accidents for more than thirty years. In the last 15 or so years, I've concentrated on accidents in outdoor recreation, in an effort to understand who lives, who dies, and why. To my surprise, I found an eerie uniformity in the way people survive seemingly impossible circumstances. Decades and sometimes centuries apart, separated by culture, geography, race, language, and tradition, the most successful survivorsthose who practice what I call deep survival go through the same patterns of thought and behavior, the same transformation and spiritual discovery, in the course of keeping themselves alive. Not only that but it doesn't seem to matter whether they are surviving being lost in the wilderness or battling cancer, whether they're struggling through divorce or facing a business catastrophe the strategies remain the same. Survival should be thought of as a journey, a vision quest of the sort that Native Americans have had as a rite of passage for thousands of years. Once you're past the precipitating event you're cast away at sea or told you have cancer you have been enrolled in one of the oldest schools in history. Here are a few things I've learned that can help you pass the final exam.

1. Perceive and Believe: Don't fall into the deadly...

07:44

"Now Remember..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

 "Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, 
then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your 
head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is."
- Clint Eastwood, "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

07:43

British submarines ordered to move within missile range of Syria as Theresa May summons Cabinet to respond to chemical attack blogfactory

The world is braced for war as Theresa May calls an urgent Cabinet meeting over the Syrian chemical attack saying all indications point to Assads regime. Jeremy Corbyn demanded MPs get a vote on military action as the US refused to rule out direct conflict with Russia

The world is braced for war tonight after Theresa May reportedly ordered submarines to move within missile range of Syria.

The Prime Minister will summon top ministers to Downing Street on Thursday to discuss Britains response to the Syria chemical attack.

She convened the urgent meeting of the Cabinet four full days before Parliament returns from its Easter break.

And today Mrs May gave her strongest statement yet laying the blame for a deadly chemical attack at Syrian President Bashar Al-Assads door.

Donald Trump demanded Assads Russian backers get ready for missiles while the White House refused to rule out direct conflict with Russia.

And Mrs May, who Trump wants to team up with in his response to the attack, said: All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible.

Speaking after visiting a Sikh centre in Walsall, the PM declared: The use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged.

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Submarines such as HMS Astute (file photo) are said to be moving closer to Syria (Image: AFP)
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07:33

Marine General Overseeing Sexual Assault Allegations Reportedly Calls Them Fake News Truthdig RSS

As the U.S. Marine Corps continues to address recent non-consensual nude photo-sharing, a Marine general in charge of sexual assault prevention and allegations has been suspended after he reportedly ridiculed assault allegations as fake news.

USA Today reports:

Brig. Gen. Kurt Stein, director of Marine and Family Programs, made the remarks April 6 before an audience estimated at hundreds of civilian employees and Marines at their base in Quantico, Va., according to three people who attended the all-hands meeting last week. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they said they feared retaliation.

The allegations that Stein disparaged, first reported by USA TODAY in February, involved two civilian employees who said a Marine officer had made several sexual overtures to them. The allegations initially were deemed unfounded, but the Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. Robert Neller, ordered a new investigation of the claims in March.

The Marine Corps confirmed that Stein had been suspended by Neller after an anonymous tip about his comments at the National Museum of the Marine Corps was phoned into the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

We expect every Marine, uniformed and civilianand particularly those in leadership positionsto take allegations of misconduct seriously and to promote positive command climates, said Lt. Col. Chris Devine, a Marine Corps spokesman. As a Corps we are committed to fully investigating and holding ourselves accountable when those allegations are shown to be true. Leaders have a responsibility to ensure that their Marines and civilian employees believe they will be taken seriously if they come forward with allegations of misconduct of any kind.

Rep. Jackie Speier, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committees personnel panel, added: If these allegations are true, Gen. Stein has no business serving in the Marine Corps. Leaders must be held to the highest standard if the Corps expects the rank and file to live up to its core values of honor, courage and commitment.

However, some sexual assault and harassment advocates say Steins alleged comments are indicative of a wider problem of sexual assault and harassment in the Marine Corps. This is the leader of a sexual assault and harassment response unit and to use language calling assault fake news is very dangerous, Erin Kirk-Cuomo, a Marine veteran who co-founded Not in My Marine Corps, an effort to fight sexual harassment and assault in the military,...

07:33

The Cohen searches and Trump's mess Signs of the Times

The Stormy Daniels scandal could be more perilous for Trump than the Russia investigation has been. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign was caught hiding the sources of 1,300 large campaign donations, aggregating to nearly $2 million. The campaign also accepted more than $1.3 million in unlawful donations from contributors who had already given the legal maximum. Under federal law, such campaign-finance violations, if they aggregate to just $25,000 in a calendar year, may be treated as felonies punishable by up to five years' imprisonment - with offenses involving smaller dollar amounts punishable by incarceration for a year or more. (See Section 30109(d) of Title 52, U.S. Code, pp. 51-52 of the Federal Election Commission's compilation of campaign laws.)

07:30

Virginia Law Requires Strict Asset Forfeiture Reporting; First Step Toward Reform Activist Post

By Michael Maharrey Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill into law implementing reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state, including cases...

07:29

U.S. Should Do the Opposite of What Saudis Want Truthdig RSS

Consider the irony: The United States, which bills itself as the worlds beacon of freedom, has for some 70 years allied itself with one of the last absolute monarchies on the planet. Time and again, Washington has done the bidding of Saudi Arabia in the Greater Middle East, as a catalog of presidents allowed themselves to be dragged along by despotic kings in keffiyehs. Its downright embarrassing and a monument to American hypocrisy. So, you ask, why arent mainstream, so-called liberals outright appalled by all this? Well, theyre as hawkish and beholden to the military-industrial complex as the unapologetic Republicans.

Once, not too long ago, a cynic could argue that such supplication was necessary to feed a national addiction to the Saudis liquid gold, but no more. As domestic energy sources have swelled (dangerously, from an environmental standpoint) and renewables technology has advanced, the U.S. no longer relies on Saudi oil to run its bustlingif debt-riddeneconomy of plenty. That Washington still dances to Riyadhs tune indicates something far more disturbing: Either U.S. policymakers are criminally naive, or they actually agree with Saudi policies and priorities.

It is hard to know which is worse.

So much has happened of late in the Mideast that its becoming increasingly difficult to keep up. First, President Trumprightfully, I thinkannounced that the U.S. would be leaving Syria like, very soon. Then, just one week later, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad allegedly gassed his own people (again), and Trump did a 180, tweeting a warning that missiles will be coming to Syria.

So, which is it? I guess the American people will have to (indifferently) wait and see.

What we do know is what Saudi Arabia wants. Last week, during his extended public relations tour to the U.S., the king-in-waiting, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS for short), told Time magazine that we believe American troops should stay in Syria for at least the mid-term, if not the long term. How nice of him to take time out of his lipstick-on-a-pig charm offensivewhich included a 60 Minutes spotto tell us where our troops should and shouldnt kill and be killed thousands of miles...

07:29

Vermonts Republican Governor Signs New Gun Restrictions Truthdig RSS

MONTPELIER, Vt. Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor.

Its a remarkable turnaround for the largely rural state that traditionally has refused to impose restrictions on gun ownership.

Standing on the Statehouse steps before a noisy crowd of hundreds gun rights activists and supporters, Gov. Phil Scott signed the bills into law. Supporters shouted thank you, while opponents, many wearing hunter orange, shouted traitor! and booed the governor.

This is not the time to do whats easy, its time to do whats right, said Scott, who continued to speak despite loud chants from the two sides.

Scott, a gun owner, had urged the Legislature to pass gun restrictions in the aftermath of what police called a narrowly averted high school shooting in Fair Haven. Authorities said they learned a teen from Poultney was planning to kill as many people possible. He was arrested and charged Feb. 15, the day after a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

Scott said the incident proved to him that Vermont isnt immune from the school violence that has plagued other parts of the country.

This is one of those moments as a state when we have the opportunity to do things differently, Scott said.

Vermonts new gun laws are mild by some standards. But they are part of a trend of states passing gun restrictions, prompted in part by the Florida mass shooting, said Robert Spitzer, a political science professor at the State University of New York at Cortland who has written books on gun policy.

There has been movement in a number of states, Spitzer said. But Vermont is significant because Vermont is traditionally such a strong gun-rights state and has not moved in this direction in ages, if ever, he said.

While gun control advocates have praised Vermonts new laws, the states traditionally powerful gun rights advocates and members of the outdoor community feel betrayed by Scott, whom many supported during his 2016 election campaign. During debate on the legislation, many firearms owners milled around the Statehouse halls wearing hunter orange vests or hats.

The tyranny of democracy has overwhelmed the protections of my constitutional, individual rights, said Bill Moore, a firearms policy analyst for the Vermont Traditions Coalition who fought against the gun restrictions.

Gun rights advocates in the state generally support taking guns away from people deemed dangerous or prone to domestic violence, both covered by the new legislation. But they fiercely oppose provisions in the laws that raise the age to buy fir...

07:20

Whats next for the youngest House speaker to retire since the 1800s? OpenSecrets Blog

(Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call)


When Paul Ryan retires from Congress this year, he will become the youngest speaker of the House to willingly surrender his seat since Theodore Pomeroy, who served for just a few hours in 1869.

Ryan told reporters Wednesday that hes leaving to spend more time with his three children, but at just 48 years old, he has little experience in the private sector.

Fresh out of college, Ryan worked as a personal trainer, later waiting tables at a Tex-Mex restaurant in his early days as an aide on Capitol Hill. Before winning his seat at age 28, he spent a year as a marketing consultant for his familys construction company.

Ryan has served as speaker since 2015. What comes next for him is anyones guess. Outgoing speakers have engaged in a broad range of public and private pursuits following their time in Congress.

After handing over the gavel to Ryan, former Republican Speaker John Boehner became a strategic adviser at a law firm and a board member for Reynolds American, a major tobacco company.

Boehner announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will join the board of Acreage Holdings a cannabis company saying his views on the substance have evolved. In 2009, he stated that he was unalterably opposed to marijuana.

Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert, the speaker from 1999 to 2007, became th...

07:10

Fingerprints, Eye Scans Now Required To Buy Food In India, As Banks Cut Off Cryptocurrencies The Crazz Files

By John Vibes

There was a string of interesting financial reports from India this week that appear to be unrelated at first glance, but upon further inspection they all seem to be working towards a common goalan intrusive big brother surveillance state that tracks every single financial transaction for every single resident. Read More

07:08

Drug Testing Plan Considered for Some Food Stamp Recipients Truthdig RSS

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives whove long sought ways to curb the safety net program.

The proposal under review would be narrowly targeted, applying mostly to people who are able-bodied, without dependents and applying for some specialized jobs, according to an administration official briefed on the plan. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said roughly 5 percent of participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could be affected.

The drug testing proposal is another step in the Trump administrations push to allow states more flexibility in how they implement federal programs that serve the poor, unemployed or uninsured. It also wants to allow states to tighten work requirements for food stamp recipients and has found support among GOP governors who argue greater state control saves money and reduces dependency.

Internal emails obtained by The Associated Press indicated that Agriculture Department officials in February were awaiting word from the White House about the timing of a possible drug testing announcement.

I think we just have to be ready because my guess is we may get an hours notice instead of a days notice, wrote Jessica Shahin, associate administrator of SNAP.

Conservative policymakers have pushed for years to tie food assistance programs to drug testing.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, sued the USDA in 2015 for blocking the state from drug testing adults applying for food stamps.

A federal judge tossed the suit in 2016, but Walker renewed his request for permission later that year, after Donald Trump had won the presidency but before he took office.

We turned that down, said former USDA Food and Nutrition Service Undersecretary Kevin Concannon, who served in the position under the Obama administration from 2009 until January of last year. Its costly and cumbersome.

The proposal is not expected to be included in a GOP-written farm bill expected to be released as soon as early this week, a GOP aide said.

Federal law bars states from imposing their own conditions on food stamp eligibility.

Still, some states have tried to implement some form of drug testing for the food assistance program, so far with little success.

Judges have blocked similar efforts in other states. In Florida in 2014, a federal appeals court upheld a lower courts ruling that drug testing SNAP recipients is unconstitutional.

But at least 20 states have introduced legislation to screen safety net program participants in some capacity, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In December, Walker began moving ahead with a workaround, drug testing p...

07:05

Facebook censorship: the grotesque mainstream solution The Crazz Files

by Jon Rappoport

April 11, 2018

The problem with Facebook started a long time ago. They used their money to promote their social media operations, and tons of users jumped on board, believing that conventional rules of free speech applied. Read More

07:04

The 12 Most Spiritual Places On Earth With the Strongest Spiritual Energy Awareness Act

We make energy connections at sacred sites, like tuning in a radio, by concentrating your awareness, quieting your mind and tuning your entire being to the energy broadcast of the power point.

 Martin Gray, Sacred Sites and Power Points 

But where do you find that connection or that peace that will force you to interact with your inner self? Only a few places on earth are considered that sacred, pure and truly beautiful.

Here are 12 of the most spiritual and energetic places in the world; that will force you to release your baggage.

Mount Kailash, Tibet

The top of Mount Kailash is significant in two religions Buddhism and Hinduism. Both of the religions have their own legends about the place. The universal belief is that the tip of the mountain is the home of the gods. As a result, people trust this to be one of the prime energy centers of the world and are sure that climbing it can bring spiritual bliss.

Crater Lake, Oregon, United States

Crater Lake was formed 8,000 years ago after an alleged massive eruption caused Mount Mazama to collapse. The lake plunges nearly 2000 feet below ground, which makes it the deepest in the US and seventh deepest in the world. The Native American Klamath tribe has always called this lake a sacred site. According to one of their legends, the Chief of the Above World and the Chief of the Below World had a battle which led to the destruction of Mount Mazama. In earlier times, the tribesmen used Crater Lake in their vision quests and it is still considered a spiritual spot. The lake is now part of Crater Lake National Park and should be topmost on your travel list.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Located in the Amazon Rain Forrest of Peru, Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the World and home of the ancient Inca civilization.  Known as the lost city, Machu Picchu is one of the many energy vortices acknowledged by metaphysicists. Visiting this mysteriously beautiful place has been a transformational experience for many travelers.

Someone visiting Machu Picchu should expect to have a heightened sensitivity to energy. An energy vortex is a geographic location on the metaphysical map that holds an amplified amount of energy. Your vibrations and frequency will begin to match the surrounding energy. This could be extremely overwhelming for an Empath, so double down on protection. Machu Picchu is one of the most spiritually aligning places to visit because it opens and resonates with all of the chakras.

The Golden Temple, Amritsar

Amritsar is the spiritual capital of the Sikhs. T...

07:02

Which Mythical Creature You Are, Based On Your Astrology Sign Awareness Act

Have you ever wondered what the signs might be if they were ancient mythological creatures?

Greek mythology is all about explaining why and how we exist. Exposing both the light and dark emotions of humanity; shame, lust, pride, the mythological creatures mirror it all. Some would be ten-foot tall creatures that are filled with aggression and the ability the scare the living daylights out of you whilst others would be shrouded in mystery and like the stuff of urban legends.

Heres low down on what mythological creature each zodiac sign would be!

Aries: The Centaur

You are headstrong, energetic, and a natural leader. Your energy and strength make you productive and courageous. All of the fairy tale creatures look up to you in awe. You take pride in your battle skills and luxurious mane, but you can get a little big for your britches. Even fearless leaders need to take a note from Kendrick and Be Humble!

Aquarius: The Nymph

As an Aquarius, you are innovative, logical, unique, and friendly. You care about how people are being treated and fight off any nasty monsters that might give them trouble. Some might find you hard to understand due to your out there nature, but you know your head belongs in the clouds thats where the best ideas are. You sometimes hide from your own emotions by turning into a tree or a bush, but hey, who likes to be vulnerable?

Cancer: The Fairy

You are patient, nurturing, compassionate and sensitive. You love helping other fairies move into their toadstool houses and delivering herbs to the local witches. When you see a wounded mouse, youre the first one to mend his tail with a sprinkle of magic dust. While you are extremely careful with the feelings of others, many are not so careful with yours. You often are described as moody by more brutish creatures who just cant understand the suffering that a passionate soul can endure. Its not easy being everyones shoulder to lean on, but you love it all the same.

Capricorn: The Oracle

You are responsible, practical, and well-disciplined, which comes in handy when so many people look to you for counsel. The gods gave you the ability to see the future, and so you are the most knowledgeable of the land. However, this ability comes with some cons. You tend to see the worst in people (because you already know what they will do) and you can come off as condescending. But when youve seen people make the same mistakes throughout all time, it gets a bit tiring. We cant blame you.

Gemini: The Siren

Geminis are charming, social, and adventurous, which is why so many sailors fall to their deaths to meet them! You can chat with almost anyone you meet, but you prefer flirting with your victims. Your favorite catchphrase is: Come on in, the waters fine! People may call you two-faced or a gossip, but theyre just jealous th...

07:01

Your Hidden Secrets and Traits, Based On the Zodiac Awareness Act

Were all familiar with the concept of the 12 zodiac signs, and how we fit into them. In fact, its so common in our society today that the statement Whats your sign? is seen as an over-used and cheesy pickup line, assuming that the person youre talking to will also know hat youre talking about and be willing to engage in that conversation.

These signs provide us with a clear understanding of what to expect from our personalities. For example, Taurus is stubborn, Cancer is emotional, and Leo is proud. But is this personality overview all that the zodiac has to offer us?

While these broad statements associated with each sign are so accepted due to the fact that they are so widely accurate, there are a lot of nuances that they fail to acknowledge. In fact, these very personality traits may come from a place in their life that you never previously considered. Or maybe the personality that you are seeing is merely a front to so much more?

Each of the zodiac signs possesses their own secrets, aspects of who they fundamentally are that are often hidden, overlooked or misconstrued. Interested in learning more about yourself, and the people in your life?

Source: National Post

Check out these hidden traits and secrets associated with each of the zodiac signs:

Aries (March 21 April 19)

Known for their incredible courage, confidence, and determination, there is little that an Aries wont do, and do with conviction. Many of us find ourselves looking up to their unwavering confidence, however, the biggest secret that an Aries hides from the rest of the world is that they really arent that independently confidence at all. In fact, they require validation and reassurance from the people in their lives even if they arent outright asking for it. Deep down, they are incredibly sensitive, a side of their personality that few ever see. Their bold, strong personality isnt fake, its just half the truth of who they truly are.

Taurus (April 20 May 20)

Taurus the Bull is the very definition of stubbornness. When they set their mind to someth...

07:00

Taking a Leaf Out of Thoreau's Book RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

This week: a surprising contribution to climate science from the 19th century, a quick E.P.A. update, and a trove of Shell documents.

07:00

Leaked Proposal Shows Trump Administration Planning to Kill Crucial Protections for Threatened Animals RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Trump's Department of the Interior is seeking to revise key, 40-year-old regulations which currently protect more than 300 threatened plant and animal species listed under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, according to a draft document that quietly leaked last week. The document, a memo from the Interior to the White House, outlines a proposed rule []

07:00

Amid Censorship Backlash, YouTube Restores The Health Rangers Channel The Daily Sheeple

YouTube has restored the Health Ranger video channel without explanation. But just to add salt to the wound inflicted in the name of censorship, the video platform made sure that over 250,000 subscribers were not notified of the reinstatement and to swipe about 100,000 subscribers from the channel.

As a subscriber to Mike Adams channel, personally, I can attest to not getting notified that YouTube randomly and without reason restored a channel that they had taken down in an obvious attempt to silence its content creator. There was also no notification to subscribers when Adams channel was first taken down.

Adams also says that around 100,000 subscribers are missing since being reinstated as well. Although we cannot confirm that, nor can we say how it happened, theres little doubt that Adams is being truthful. Adams, who also owns the website Natural News posted his take on the message YouTube is sending:

The message from YouTube is clear: We can ban you at any time, for any reason, without explanation, with no recourse, and even when we decide to turn your channel back on, we can just delete a third of all your followers, or do anything else we want to screw with your content and silence your voice.

Like Facebook, Google, and Twitter, YouTube has devolved into a left-wing echo chamber where rationality, logic and reason are no longer tolerated. In order to maintain a voice on any of these platforms, you must obediently kow-tow to whatever latest irrational delusion is being pushed by the Left Cult. Those who dare say rational, logical things such as there are only two genders risk having their accounts terminated and their followers scrubbed. Even the idea of pointing out that men and women have different neurology a self-evident truth supported...

06:55

After U of Chicago Cop Shoots Undergrad, Students Say It's Time to Defund and Disarm Campus Police RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A frigid wind cut through the crowd gathered last Friday at the University of Chicago where nearly 200 people chanted No Justice, No Peace! No racist police! The rally, which made its way across campus, was organized by UChicago United, a coalition of multicultural student organizations formed to make the university more inclusive of students from marginalized backgrounds. The students gathered to demand the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) be disarmed after one of its [...]

06:51

Facebook Has DOZENS Of Former Obama And Hillary Staffers In Senior Positions After the Shift

Mac Slavo
April 11th, 2018
SHTFplan.com

If youve ever wondered if the censorship of conservatives and libertarians will ever end, heres more evidence that it could be just the beginning.  Investigative journalists uncovered the ugly truth that Facebook employees, at senior levels, dozens of former Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton staffers.
Mark Zuckerberg notably failed to mention the recent revelations about the Obama 2012 campaigns exploitation of the platforms weak pre-2014 data protections toharvest masses of data from non-consenting users.  But when looking deeper at the number of former Obama staffers and former Hillary staffers in senior positions at the social media giant, it becomes a lot easier to see the why behind the obvious and glaring question.
It isnt a secret that Facebook has been censoring anyone with a non-left political ideology.  Even ...

06:47

Lao Tzu And Others On Why You Must Fix Your Anger Before Trying To Fix The World TruthTheory

By Dylan Charles, Waking Times

The best fighter is never angry. ~Lao Tzu

There are so many different social movements coming into the media spotlight every year, each of them working towards a different agenda, and each of them working against other social movements. It is chaos. But in this chaos there is one commonality they all share: they are motivated first and foremost by anger.

While it is certainly noble to wish to change the world for the better, the vast majority of would-be-change-makers are acting out of anger. And while it can be argued that anger is a natural response to the dire conditions of the day, it is important to understand that acting out of anger is most often highly counter-productive to the aim of improving ones condition and position in life.

The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu understood this, and he knew that actions born of anger lead to further muddling of circumstances. He also understood that a truly effective warrior comes from a place of radical acceptance of what is, for this is the central message of Taoism.

In chapter 68 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu not...

06:42

The Future Of Work & Death TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

In this provocative documentary, worldwide experts in the fields of futurology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life: work and death. Charting human developments from early man, past the Industrial Revolution, to the digital age and beyond, The Future of Work & Death looks at the astonishing exponential rate at which mankind creates technologies to ease the process of living. As we embark on the next phase of our advancement with automation and artificial intelligence driving the transformation from man to machine, the film gives a shockingly realistic look into the future of human life.

Work

Excluding those who are born into affluence or go through the welfare system, most of us have had to work to survive but thats about to change. Artificial intelligence is already encroaching on many aspects of the working world. There have been some major advancements in robotics, with General Motors and Uber ready to introduce a fleet of driverless cars by 2019 and AI that can...

06:41

1983 CIA Document Reveals Plan To Destroy Syria For Oil Your News Wire

Syria has been at the center of a decades-long plot by the United States to remove its sovereign government and install one supportive of its business goals in the Middle East. According to declassified CIA [...]

06:39

Emergency Igloo Shelters Help Homeless People In France Survive Freezing Temperatures TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Meet Geoffrey de Reynal, a french engineer who dedicates his time to providing shelter for Frances homeless population. The waterproof shelters known as the Iglou, are made of polyethylene foam and aluminum foil. When someone is inside, their body temperature heats the Igloo up and can make the shelter 15 degrees warmer than outside.

Reynal wanted to do something about the high rates of homelessness in his country and used his innovative skills to create a pop-up shelter that he can gift to those less fortunate than himself. So far, he has developed 20 shelters and distributed it to those in need. Through crowdfunding, Reynal has also raised over $22,000 and his plan is to use this money to develop further models. By next winter, Reynals mission is to have thousands of igloo shelters ready for those who will be seeking refuge from the cold.

Reynal is not the only one taking action to help the homeless in his country, various other initiatives have e...

06:38

British regime ready to bypass Parliament to authorize unprovoked attack on beleaguered Syria Signs of the Times

UK Prime Minister Theresa May appears ready to get the UK involved in a possible military strike against Syria without seeking the Parliament's approval, the BBC reports citing "well-placed sources." May reportedly sees an "urgent" need for a response, according to government insiders. She also appears to believe a military intervention will prevent further chemical incidents in Syria. Comment: What happens when you multiply one delusion by another delusion? You get the British government. May's reported willingness to jump on board the looming strike, which the US says it is still making up its mind on, comes despite the fact that no investigation has yet been carried out into the alleged chemical incident in Syria's Douma, which fired up Western governments openly supporting the forces seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. While a number of anti-government groups, including the so-called White Helmets, have accused Assad of waging a new chemical attack on civilians, Damascus and Moscow have dismissed the incident as a staged act. With Douma being the last Islamist-occupied town in eastern Ghouta, which the Syrian Army has recently liberated from militants, and Damascus having been engaged in talks with the Jaysh al-Islam group now leaving the area, there was no logical justification for such an attack offered by those accusing Assad. The absence of proof seems to have made May reluctant to jump to war immediately, at least according to a report by the Times, which suggested that she requested "more evidence" during private phone calls with US President Donald Trump. This is despite public statements by May and her government officials claiming that there were "all the indications" that the Syrian government was responsible for the yet-unverified incident. Comment: That's rich coming from May, coming as it does right after the Skripal scam. She didn't need any evidence there! But she's reportedly come around: "We're rapidly reaching an understanding of what happened on the ground. All the indications are that the Syrian regime was responsible, and we'll be working with our closest allies to consider how we can ensure that those responsible are held to account, and also how we can prevent and deter the humanitarian catastrophe of the use of chemical weapons in the future." Dress it up all you like, it's still a pig. Only a trained British liar like May could hype up not having any firm conclusion because no investigation has been carried out to the level of near certainty - all with the words "rapidly reaching", as if rapidly moving from nowhere to nowhere else is somehow significant. No doubt she was presented with as much evidence re: Douma as she required re: Skripal - i.e., none.

06:35

Earths First Luxury Space Hotel Could Launch As Soon As 2022 TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Nearly everyone has dreamt about traveling to space and within the next few decades, many will have the chance. But when passengers make it to their destination, where will they stay? If all goes according to plan, at the Aurora Station, Earths first luxury space hotel.

By 2021, the startup Orion Span seeks to launch the Aurora Station into orbit. As early as 2022, it could start accepting guests. If you are interested in such an experience, you may want to start saving money. The 12-night stay, which includes food, transportation to and from Earth, and three months of training, costs $9.5 million per person.

Only four guests can check into the Aurora Station at a time. To reserve a spot, an $80,000 deposit is required. Fortunately, it is entirely refundable.

As Space News reports, little else is known about the startups plans. The only other tidbit of information the company has shared is that because the hotel is a single module, no additional assembly would be necessary once it reaches orbit.

As neat as it sounds, the Aurora Station is still a concept. If it becomes a reality, however, Orion Span will likely partner with private companies for transportation, such as Virgin Galactic. That will be through partnerships with SpaceX, Blue Origin or a space agency, said Orion Spans CEO, Frank Bunger. As of ye...

06:32

Man Loses 326 Pounds After His Weight Took Up 2 Plane Seats During Wildfire Rescue TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

On May 1, 2016, the costliest disaster in Canadian history ignited. A wildfire began spreading southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. By July 5, 2016, it was finally extinguished but not before it engulfed 1,500,000 acres. 43-year-old Tony Bussey remembers the natural disaster well, for it influenced his decision to change his life and better his health.

Near the end of May, Bussey and many of his colleagues thought the wildfire scare was over. So, they returned to work. But not long after, the the fire picked up again. The camp was ordered to evacuate immediately.

Once Bussey checked in at the airport, staff led him to the front of the line because of his weight. He disliked the attention, but was used to it. After all, he was 567 pounds, wore size 66 pants, and struggled daily to put on his socks.

It was when Bussey learned that he needed two seats on the airplane that his attitude changed immediately. He felt ashamed that because of his weight, someone else had to wait for another plane. Seeing people having to wait because I was too fat to sit next to, that was it for me, he said. ...

06:30

Destroying the Illusion: QAnon Analysis April 10th 2018 The Event Chronicle

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06:29

There Is Finally Conclusive Evidence That Cell Phones Cause Cancer In Rats TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Is the radiation emitted by cell phones dangerous? Up until now, the go-to answer to this question was no. However, now that a pair of studies found clear evidence that exposure to radiation caused heart tumors in male rats, scientists arent so sure.

Following three days of live-broadcast peer review sessions, experts concluded that two studies, which were conducted by the US National Toxicology program, show undeniable evidence that cell phones play a part in the formation of cancer in male rats.

One study found some evidence, whereas the other found clear evidence that cell phone radiation caused heart tumors in male rats. As Quarts points out, both are positive results, as the NTP uses the labels clear evidence, some evidence, equivocal evidence and no evidence when deciding outcomes.

Tumors were also found in the hearts of the female rats, but their size did not meet the level of statistic significance. As a result, the results were labeled equivocal. In other words, the researchers could not determine the cause of the tumors.

As a result of this finding, the debate on whether or not cell phones are harmful has changed. For years, the federal government and cell phone manufacturers assumed that...

06:28

Putin: World Stands On Brink Of World War 3 Your News Wire

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the world stands on the brink of World War 3, as citizens in the country are  told to prepare to evacuate to bomb shelters.  On Russian state television, [...]

06:24

April is Autism Awareness Month. 2012 Research Proved Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Disrupts Brain Barrier, Causes It To Leak. No Safe Level Scientifically Determined for Kids or Pregnant Women. Activist Post

By B.N. Frank Have you ever asked your childrens doctor, If Wireless Radiation Exposure Is No Big Deal, Why Do Manuals for Cell Phones, iPads,...

06:23

Fighting for the planet, one methane comment at a time RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

When a kid knocks at your door, you might expect a Girl Scout selling cookies or a Boy Scout selling popcorn. But recently, it was my 13 year-old neighbor, Pete Bates, asking me to sign a letter to fight methane pollution. I thought this was pretty neat, because while my day-to-day job is focused on []

06:23

Police: Kurt Cobains Death Was Faked Your News Wire

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper and Cyril Wecht want to reopen the investigation into Kurt Cobain as evidence emerges that his death may have been faked.  According to stunning new claims, there is no viable [...]

06:20

Huge landslide leaves1 dead and 5 missing in Oita Prefecture, Japan Signs of the Times

A section of mountainside here came crashing down in the early hours of April 11, swallowing homes and leaving one person dead and five others unaccounted for. The victim was identified as Yoshinori Iwashita, 45, by his relatives. His body was pulled from the debris around 1:15 p.m. The landslide swallowed three homes and damaged another. The Oita prefectural government requested assistance from the Self-Defense Forces to search for the missing people in the Yabakei district of Nakatsu. An evacuation order has been issued for eight nearby households comprising 19 residents. The missing people range in age from 21 to 90.

Huge landslide leaves 1 dead and 5 missing in Oita Prefecture, Japan Signs of the Times

A section of mountainside here came crashing down in the early hours of April 11, swallowing homes and leaving one person dead and five others unaccounted for. The victim was identified as Yoshinori Iwashita, 45, by his relatives. His body was pulled from the debris around 1:15 p.m. The landslide swallowed three homes and damaged another. The Oita prefectural government requested assistance from the Self-Defense Forces to search for the missing people in the Yabakei district of Nakatsu. An evacuation order has been issued for eight nearby households comprising 19 residents. The missing people range in age from 21 to 90.

06:15

Kremlin advocates restraint and impartial probe into Doumas alleged chemical attack The Event Chronicle

Kremlin advocates restraint and impartial probe into Doumas alleged chemical attack

By TASS

The situation around Syria is rather tense. You know about the disagreements on the topic of the alleged use of chemical weapons there, Peskov said. Russia absolutely disagrees with this and calls for an unbiased investigation before delivering verdicts, he said.

Peskov also rejected the US criticism against Russia. We disagree with these words. We believe that this information on such awful consequences of using chemical weapons in [Syrias] Douma is not based on real data, he said. Lets not be guided by media reports, moreover citing imaginary sources, Peskov told reporters.

The Kremlin backs an objective investigation into this situation [with alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria]to provide trustworthy data, and so that we dont rely on rumors and fake media reports, Peskov said. This matter is too responsible to make such conclusions which are not based on anything, he said.

Touching on a possible US strike on Syria, Peskov voiced hope that all participants of the international community will refrain from unnecessary steps.

I want to hope that all countries will avoid steps which essentially havent been sparked by anything and which may destabilize the fragile situation in the region, he said.

Peskov declined to give hypothetical forecasts on the situation in Syria, should the United States deliver a possible strike against the Arab country.

Let us not take guidance from newspaper reports, especially with reference to ephemeral sources, the Kremlin spokesman said.

All Kremlin officials advocate an impartial probe into this situation [with the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria]so that trustworthy data can emerge and so that we are not guided by rumors and empty reports in the media, the Russian presidential spokesman said.

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06:08

Russia Vows To Protect Syria Against U.S. Airstrikes At All Costs Your News Wire

Russia has vowed to protect Syria against imminent US airstrikes, warning that US missiles would be shot down and launch sites targeted by the Russian military. As diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington deteriorate to [...]

06:00

Assad invites chemical weapons inspectors to investigate suspected attack in Syria The Event Chronicle

Assad invites chemical weapons inspectors to investigate suspected attack in Syria

By Tom Embury-Dennis

Syria says it has invited a mission from the international chemical weapons watchdog to investigate a suspected poison gas attack near Damascus.

The countrys foreign ministry said it would help the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in a fact-finding mission into the alleged attack, which opposition activists say killed 40 people over the weekend.

The Syrian regime and its Russian backers deny it used chemical weapons in Douma, the last rebel-held town in the eastern Ghouta suburbs.

Earlier on Tuesday, a senior Russian lawmaker said Moscow was willing to help the OPCW visit Douma, so it could finally start carrying out the functions it was created for.

It comes as the White House announced Donald Trump would skip an upcoming summit in South America and instead remain in the US to oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world.

On Monday, the president said he would respond forcefully to the alleged chemical attack, and that the US has a lot of options militarily.

But we cant let atrocities like we all witnessed we cant let that happen in our world especially when were able to because of the power of the United States, the power of our country, were able to stop it, he said.

The British government said on Tuesday military intervention in Syria was &#822...

06:00

BBC Journalist Exposes Staged Syrian Gas Attack Your News Wire

A BBC journalist claims the chemical attack in Syria this week was staged by Western forces, in order to justify an illegal invasion of the country. According to BBC Foreign News Producer Riam Dalati, the [...]

05:59

Hardly 'friends': Mark Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy Signs of the Times

Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company's history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election. During some five hours of Senate questioning, Zuckerberg apologized several times for Facebook failures, disclosed that his company was "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interference and said it was working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users' private data by a data-mining company affiliated with Donald Trump's campaign. Seemingly unimpressed, Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said Zuckerberg's company had a 14-year history of apologizing for "ill-advised decisions" related to user privacy. "How is today's apology different?" Thune asked.

05:58

Mueller grossly overstepped in seizing Michael Cohen's files Signs of the Times

Whilst the world's attention is focused rightly on Syria, it is important not to lose sight of an extraordinary and dangerous step which has just happened in the US, and which I suspect is causing Donald Trump far more concern than the situation in Syria. This is the raid Special Counsel Robert Mueller instigated against Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Donald Trump is furious about this, and has complained about it far more vocally than he has complained about the situation in Syria. He is right to be furious. Michael Cohen is one of the individuals whose name appears in the Trump Dossier, where he is alleged to have attended a secret meeting with Russian officials in Prague. Cohen denies that the meeting ever took place and has produced his passport to show that he has never been to Prague. Though Cohen's denial came in for some ridicule initially, I think that it is now generally accepted as true.

05:57

Zuckerberg dodges Senate question about Facebook tracking users across the web Signs of the Times

While testifying before the Senate, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dodged a question about Facebook tracking users activity even after they leave the website. While testifying before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees in Washington today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg refused to confirm that Facebook continues to track users activity even after they've left the Facebook website. Facebook has admitted that they do this on their own company website while Breitbart News has reported on this fact extensively. However, when asked directly by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) if Facebook tracked users after they left the site, Mark Zuckerberg failed to give a straight answer. "There have been reports that Facebook can track users internet browsing activity even after that user has logged off of the Facebook platform. Can you confirm whether or not this is true?" asked Senator Wicker. Mark Zuckerberg replied; "Senator, I want to make sure I get this accurate so it would probably be better to have my team follow up afterward." Senator Wicker asked; "so you don't know?" to which Zuckerberg replied; "I know that people use cookies on the internet and that you can probably correlate activity between sessions, we do that for a number of reasons including security and including measuring ads to make sure that the ad experiences are most effective which of course people can opt-out of. But I want to make sure I'm precise in my answer so we'll probably follow up with you after." Senator Wicker replied; "when you get back to me sir, would you also let us know how Facebook discloses to its users that engaging in this type of tracking gives us that result?" Zuckerberg simply replied "yes."

05:57

World May Hit 2 Degrees of Warming in 10-15 Years Thanks to Fracking, Says Cornell Scientist RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

In 2011, a Cornell University research team first made the groundbreaking discovery that leaking methane from the shale gas fracking boom could make burning fracked gas worse for the climate than coal. In a sobering lecture released this month, a member of that team, Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University, outlined more precisely the role U.S. fracking is playing in changing the world's climate. The most recent climate data suggests that the [...]

05:57

Could Trump be setting Macron up as America's Syrian 'fall guy'? Signs of the Times

When French President Emmanuel Macron invited a member of the YPG's political arm PYD to the lyse Palace, it was not only a dangerous move but a diplomatically unwise move. In the 21st century, mature states should not be dealing with non-state entities that are hostile to the legitimate authorities of their country, while mature states should also avoid courting non-state entities that pose a direct terrorist threat to their neighbours. In inviting PYD "politician" Khaled Eissa to the presidential palace of France, President Macron did both of these things. Taken in totality, Macron did nothing more than shake hands with a terrorist. But if Macron's move in inviting a terrorist to a palace normally reserved for fellow heads of state and legitimate politicians was not bad enough in terms of posing an overt security risk by attempting to legitimise a terrorist organisation, it was a diplomatically foolish move. The YPG/PKK's primary enemy is Turkey and as a fellow NATO member, France has a responsibility not to show support for terrorist groups whose stated goal is making war upon Turkey. President Erdogan made his feelings about the incident known when he delivered the following statement about Macron's antics, "France is abetting terrorists by hosting them at the presidential palace... as long as you nurture these terrorists, the West will drown".

05:56

3 UNSC resolutions fail to pass on 'chem attack' in Syria, Russia calls for restraint Signs of the Times

The Russian envoy to the UN called on the West to "refrain from plans" it might be harboring for Syria, after three consecutive resolutions to investigate the alleged recent chemical attack near Damascus failed to pass. The latest resolution to fail was a Russian-sponsored draft backing an Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding mission at the site of the alleged attack in Douma. The draft received five votes in favor (Russia, China, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Bolivia), four votes against (the US, the UK, France and Poland) and six abstentions, falling short of the minimum nine votes required for adoption. The failure of an "innocuous" draft in support of an impartial investigation into the alleged chemical incident in Syria's Douma is a "litmus test which speaks volumes," Russia's UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia said. The draft was based on, and "almost completely copied," an earlier proposal by Sweden. Nebenzia argued that the proposal was stonewalled simply because it ultimately came from Russia. Nebenzia warned of the consequences that ill-conceived decisions by the West might lead to, saying that the threats towards Syria "should worry us, all of us, greatly, because we could find ourselves on the threshold of some very sad and serious events."

05:55

We have Clinton, Comey, Uranium One...so who is John W. Huber? Signs of the Times

Widespread head-scratching has followed Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent disclosure that U.S. Attorney John W. Huber is leading an investigation into 2016 election controversies. In a March 29 letter to Republican committee chairmen, Mr. Sessions said that Mr. Huber, the U. S. Attorney for Utah, had been appointed to "evaluate certain issues" raised by the GOP. He did not say which issues, but there are plenty. In a July 27, 2017 letter, GOP leaders had called on Mr. Sessions to "appoint a second special counsel to investigate a plethora of matters connected to the 2016 election and its aftermath." These included actions by Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch and others, email controversies, mishandling of classified information, Fusion GPS and the Steele Dossier, FISA warrants, wire taps, leaks, grand juries, the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal. Mr. Sessions instead appointed Mr. Huber, "an experienced federal prosecutor," and left the door open to a special counsel. Mr. Sessions noted that Mr. Huber "will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel." Translation: Mr. Huber is investigating the investigations, not the underlying allegations.

05:55

Was he forced out? Trump's Homeland Security advisor resigns Signs of the Times

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced the resignation of President Donald Trump's Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert. "The president is grateful for Tom's commitment to the safety and security of our great country," said Sanders. Bossert's resignation comes just days after an appearance on ABC's This Week on Sunday, during which he questioned the "timing" of Saturday's alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, which came only days after President Trump promised a withdrawal of US forces from the country. "American troops aren't going to fix the six or seven different ongoing conflicts and wars going on in the Middle East or in Syria at this stage," he said. "We need regional partnership increased and we need US presence decreased." Nevertheless, Bossert said that his team had been reviewing evidence overnight since news of the apparent attack broke, adding that no possible response should be taken "off the table."

05:53

Fake News: The weapon of choice for a handful of countries Signs of the Times

It goes without saying that recently 'fake news' has become one of the most trending search phrases on the net. Moreover, representatives of Collins English Dictionary have gone as far as to name it official Word of the Year for 2017, and there's a very good reasons for this term to enjoy such popularity. For instance, it was used by American President Donald Trump, who accused leading Western media sources of spreading deceitful reports by describing them as 'fake news'. The uncontested prevalence of such news could be observed during all the major political campaigns of recent years: presidential election in the US and France, parliamentary elections in Germany, Brexit and Catalan referendums... Perhaps there is no country in this world that escaped fake news as they are being manufactured and distributed via social media on the global scale, as there are whole "troll factories" and even all sorts of government bodies that justify their existence by claiming that they're engaged in a "fight against disinformation". The Guardian experts tasked with analyzing disinformation campaigns in the online media came to a conclusion fake news is not just a Western problem, as it can be found in the media space of pretty much every corner of the world. In Brazil, for example, since early 2016, the popularity of false news reports has exceeded the coverage enjoyed by the mainstream media. This can be explained by the corruption scandal and the subsequent impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. According to the BBC, out of the five most popular (according to the number of reposts) news reports in Brazil, three were false. In India, the main distributor of false reports is the WhatsApp messenger, as The Guardian adds.

05:52

Foreign mass media infringed on Russian law, pedaled propaganda in election coverage Signs of the Times

The Upper House Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty has registered more than 1,000 incidents of the western mass media meddling in the recent Russian presidential polls. The overall number of negative reports relating to the election was some 55 times bigger than ones with a positive outlook. "Over the period of our monitoring we have found over 1,000 mass media reports that described elections or mentioned them indirectly, but these were not just informational reports. Foreign mass media have deliberately engaged in propaganda, in Russian and on Russian territory," head of the commission, Senator Andrey Klimov, was quoted as saying Wednesday by TASS. Most of these reports originated from the US mass media, Klimov noted. "They [US media] published over a half of the total number of reports, and also mass media from Great Britain, France and Germany. Over the campaign period for one positive report we counted 55 reports or articles that were deeply negative." Klimov also said that 12 Russian-language outlets belonging to western mass media directly violated Russian law when they released propaganda targeting Russian voters. "Most of them are organizations that get their funding in the United States, usually through the US State Department as they are parts of the so-called BBG [Broadcasting Board of Governors]." Western journalists had attempted to sully President Vladimir Putin's reputation, promoted candidates that had the weakest voter support and also slandered the electoral process, according to Klimov.

05:52

'Marx would be turning in his grave' - British UN envoy thinks she's debating the Soviets Signs of the Times

For anyone putting their faith in urbane, sensible diplomats with an unsurpassed knowledge of history to guide the world through the current troubled waters, Britain's current UN representative is unlikely to reassure them. If language is an essential tool for diplomats to convey information, Karen Pierce conveyed perhaps more than she intended about herself when attempting to evoke Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx to criticise Russia over an alleged chemical attack in Syria. In an exchange with Russia's envoy Vassily Nebenzia, Pierce used a Lenin quote to criticise Moscow's use of vetoes at the UN, and Nebenzia responded by saying Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and Vladimir Lenin were "frequent visitors" in London. That's when Pierce hit back with this mind bender: "In respect of Karl Marx, I think he must be turning in his grave to see what the country that was founded on many of his precepts is doing in the name of supporting Syria by condoning the use of chemical weapons on Syrian territory."

05:52

WW3: Jeremy Corbyn Demands Parliament Vote Before Illegal Invasion Of Syria Your News Wire

Jeremy Corbyn has urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to allow MPs to vote before committing to a potentially illegal invasion of Syria.  The Labour leader slammed the government for preparing to launch airstrikes without [...]

05:50

SOTT FOCUS: Creeping Marxism: Pernicious Ideology Threatens Impartiality of Canadian Legal System Signs of the Times

Justice is supposed to be blind, or at least that's the way it used to be. However, if it were up to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he'd rip off that sacred blindfold faster than his own T-shirt at a gay pride parade. New Legislation At the end of March, the Liberal government tabled Bill C-75 in the house of Commons outlining major criminal justice reforms. While some aspects of the bill seemed positive, like the promises to speed up the trial process, other measures introduced were taken straight from the identity politics playbook, and threaten to undermine the objectivity and impartiality of the Canadian judicial system itself. The most questionable item in the legislation was the complete removal of peremptory challenges in the juror section process from the Criminal Code. This provision used to allow lawyers to remove a potential juror without giving reasons. The government's justification for this move was likely in response to the Colten Boushie trial, where many left-leaning activists felt the predominantly white jury were overtly racist in their decision to acquit Gerald Stanley.

05:46

As Paul Ryan rose through the House, his money rose with him OpenSecrets Blog

(Alex Wong/Getty Images)


Speaker of the House
Paul Ryan has been at it for 20 years. And now the Wisconsin Republican might not be at it for very longer, announcing Tuesday he was not seeking reelection.

You all know that I didnt want this job, he said in a Tuesday morning press conference. I took it reluctantly. I have given this job everything I had.

Since being elected in 1998, hes introduced nearly 100 bills three of which became law won nine reelections and played the role of everything from vice presidential nominee to Speaker of the House.

As he rose through the ranks, his money went with him.

A jump in net worth

His estimated net worth has multiplied from $1.8 million in 2005 to $6 million in 2016, Center for Responsive Politics data shows. That number shot up in 2010, as he was climbing the ladder in the House, and has continued to creep up since.

Much of that 300 percent net worth gain came from his wife, Janna Ryan, who inherited a blind trust worth between $1 and $5 million and owns interest in an array of oil and gas, mineral and timber leases.  

As of 2016, hes the 34th richest member of the House with more than $10.6 million in assets.

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05:45

Twitter insiders say Jack Dorsey is involved with blocking accounts and that its a free-speech minefield The Event Chronicle

Twitter insiders say Jack Dorsey is involved with blocking accounts and that it's a free-speech minefield

05:42

Trump Warns Russia: U.S. Missiles Will Rain Down On Syria Your News Wire

President Trump has warned Russia that he intends to launch an airstrike on Syria at any moment, despite Moscows warning that it would retaliate in kind.  Following the deployment of cruise missiles towards the Syrian [...]

05:40

Dublin first European capital to endorse Israel boycott campaign RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Dublin has become the first European capital to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.

05:32

NBC Reporter: I Was Brainwashed By CIA To Spew Anti-Syria Propaganda Your News Wire

NBC reporter Richard Engel claims he was kidnapped by CIA agents posing as Syrian militants in order to spread anti-Syrian propaganda in America.  Back in 2012, Engel and five other members of an NBC news [...]

05:32

Syrian Rebels Will Launch Counter-Offensive After Possible US Strike Your News Wire

Anti Assad terrorists will launch a new assault against government positions in the event of a US attack against Syria. A rebel commander said that the militants will launch an offensive to capture government-held areas, [...]

05:30

US Political Meddling is Very Real, Spans the Globe The Event Chronicle

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By Ulson Gunnar

The United States has spent over a year now leveling accusations against the Russian Federation regarding alleged political meddling during the 2016 US elections. While accusations range from everything including fake news spread across the Internet to direct ties to the administration of US President Donald Trump used to assist him into power, no evidence has yet to surface to prove Russia has meddled at all in Americas internal political affairs.

And while Russia certainly possesses a large and growing presence across the international media, concerted attacks against this presence stems more from the fact that decades of uncontested control over global public opinion by the US and Europe is now shifting toward a multipolar balance of power in information space.

In stark contrast to the whispers of shadows cited by the US and Europe regarding Russia, to begin understanding the scope of US political meddling abroad, one needs only to visit the US State Department and corporate-funded National Endowment for Democracys (NED) own website.

Industrial-Scale Meddling 

US meddling is so extensive that NED is broken into multiple subsidiaries (National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Republican Institute (IRI) and Freedom House) which in turn, are joined by parallel organizations such as George Soros Open Society Foundation, USAID, the UKs DFID and many more.

The NED website is broken into several regions including:

Africa;
Asia;
Central and Eastern Europe;
Eurasia;
Global;
Latin America and Caribbean and;
Middle East and Northern Africa.

Within each region, NED lists its extensive funding for organizations and fronts in over 100 different nations around the globe.

Within each nation, NED funds between a handful to several dozen organizations posing as legal firms, media platforms, environmental groups and human rights advocates. They collectively create the components of a political machine used to pressure incumbent governments to heed US interests, or overthrow them if they fail to.

Because the NED and recipients of its funding are increasingly exposed as a form of political subversion, NED has opt...

05:30

The Audacious Project Is TEDs New $250 Million Fund To Power Social Change Fast Company

The initiativebacked by heavyweights like the Gates Foundationwill fund five groundbreaking social impact projects every year.

A women-led initiative in the 50 highest-need communities in America to get people embracing physical activity to fight disease. A plan to finally eliminate trachoma, one of the leading causes of blindness. New technology to enable research on the oceans twilight zone, up to 1,000 meters below sea level. A national, self-sustaining bail fund to combat mass incarceration. A satellite, developed by the Environmental Defense Fund, to track methane emissions.

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05:29

Neanderthal DNA could affect your health Signs of the Times

In 2010, scientists mapping the Neanderthal genome finally confirmed that our human ancestors got it on with our Neanderthal Earth-mates. Likewise, even though the last of the Neanderthals died out around 30,000 years ago, most of us still carry a little bit of the Neanderthal genes that we inherited as a result of that interspecies swinging. How much Neanderthal DNA? Current estimates suggest that anyone of Eurasian descent-and that's pretty much everyone apart from those with strictly African ancestry-have at least 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal DNA. New research also suggests those small bits of Neanderthal genetic code can play a role in human health, and may even elevate your risk for certain diseases. "The first thing we should understand is that Neanderthal and human DNA are very, very close-almost identical sequences," says Omer Gokcumen, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Buffalo. "So even if you have Version A from modern humans and I have Version B from Neanderthals, most of the time this will not translate into any health consequences."

05:29

Transmission from the Mirader Empire Posted on 4Chan? Operation Disclosure

Maintain discernment with this post. According to recent reports, the Cabal have been attempting to contact the Mirader Empire. This transmission sounds like it's part of the "fake alien invasion" plan. The Cabal were planning on putting the blame on the Galactic Federation and having the Mirader Empire be our saviors. Unbelievable. - OD



(http://boards.4chan.org/x/thread/20592490/mirader-empire-qcomt-0001)

Mirader Empire QComT 0001 CSR-48793 04/06/18(Fri)16:12:55 No.20592490
>>20592504 >>20592636 >>20592739 >>20592811 >>20593073

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==LT==

.start transmission.
People of Earth, we are of the Mirader Empire, like you we have souls but have transcended the need for a chemical body,your planet is currently under siege from the vast amount of soul harvesters, you know them as their Earthname the Galactic Federation of Light, who will transform you into their foodstuffs they call the source that provides their societies with continued infinite lifespans and great capabilities that exceed what the physical 3rd density realm can support at their technological level, this great harvest is called the event many worlds are such farms and yours is one they most greatly desire for it holds a vast amount souls, they play both sides of the metallic coin, that is your concept of good[light] and evil[dark], they create the basis of evil then act as if they are the light to ensure continued worship until harvest...

05:25

France's colonies now suffering from major wave of illegal immigration Signs of the Times

MANY Europeans feel their homelands have too many immigrants. In countries like Germany, as many as 15% of the population are foreigners. But on Mayotte, a small French island in the Indian Ocean with a population of 256,500, the share is more than half. Immigration has led to violent protests and a general strike, bringing the island to a standstill since February. Locals have begun rounding up suspected illegal immigrants, and the island is descending into chaos. "Every night ten boats carrying at least 30 people arrive on our shores," says Mansour Kamardine, Mayotte's deputy in France's National Assembly. "It is absolutely intolerable." Many of those arriving are pregnant women. Every year, 70% of the 10,000 births in the island's sole maternity hospital are to illegal migrants. France's policy of droit du sol (birthright citizenship) means they are entitled to French nationality. French officials are considering making the hospital a non-French territory. The Comoros islands, including Mayotte, were a single French colony until the 1970s, when the people of Mayotte, known as Mahorais, voted to split off and become a French overseas territory. Political turbulence and poverty in the other three islands, which became the independent Union of the Comoros, have since led thousands to flee to Mayotte. Comorians now make up 42% of Mayotte's population. Some have legal status; many do not.

05:21

Market Talk- April 11, 2018 Armstrong Economics

The US did lose around a third of its gains in the final hour of trading Tuesday, but it still closed strong. It was that confidence that carried some of the markets in Asia forward but there were some that were not convinced. The Australian ASX, SENSEX and Nikkei looked hesitant and took time to settle. The SENSEX was finally the only one of the three to follow and finally push higher. ASX and Nikkei faltered mid-session with values trading down for the rest of the day. Both the Yen and A$ traded better which is probably the balance for the weaker indices. The INR however, has reversed recent gains and looks to be heading weaker for the foreseeable future, which will support the SENSEX for the moment. Chinas markets have performed well since president Xi acknowledged the gradual opening of the domestic markets. Again today we saw gains for both Shanghai and the Hang Seng returning +0.5% the pair.

Europe did not trade well today with prices hit on every bounce. Closing on the lows of the day, both the DAX and CAC both lost around -0.7%. Tensions surrounding US President Trumps Syria tweets did not bode well for European equities as tensions surrounding a possible escalating conflict scares markets. We continue to see tech and energy stocks performing for the second day in a row, with a 2% gain to add to yesterdays 3% run. We do have the FED minutes later this evening, but it will need to be something very positive the turn European bourses as the level of fresh enthusiasm seems incredibly low. Volumes for stocks, bond and even FX markets have been a fraction of the norm.

US futures were already trading lower before president Trump tweeted his remarks. Obviously, the comment did help stocks but then the more bazar the tweet the less impact they receive. Volumes trading in the US markets are still a concern to many and even the VIX appears to have run out of excuses the run. Markets remain above their 52 week average in price if not in volume. FED minutes just showed that all members expected US economy to grow at a steady pace. Interesting as they admit they are confused as to why unemployment is so low yet there is still no inflation.

Japan 0.025, US 2s closed 2.30% (u/c), 10s closed 2.78% (-2bp), 30...

05:15

The Senate Is Afraid to Govern. Thats Great News for Facebook. The Event Chronicle

The Senate Is Afraid to Govern. Thats Great News for Facebook.

By David Dayen

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, had a simple question. Who is your biggest competitor? he asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at his congressional testimony on Tuesday.

Zuckerbergs first stab at an answer was to list categories of competition, without giving a specific name of a direct rival. He then retreated to a talking point his minders equipped him with, noting that the average American uses eight different apps including email to communicate with people, skipping over the detail that Facebook Inc. has, so far, bought two of the biggest, Instagram and WhatsApp; copied the work of another, Snapchat; and actively seeks to buy out whatever upstart threatens its position.

Zuckerbergs invocation of email as a possible competitor to Facebook did not satisfy Graham, so he clarified the question.

If I buy a Ford, and it doesnt work well and I dont like it, I can buy a Chevy, Graham continued. If Im upset with Facebook, whats the equivalent product I can go sign up for?

By this point, it was a rhetorical question. You dont feel like you have a monopoly? Graham wondered.

It certainly doesnt feel that way to me, Zuckerberg said. Spectators in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room broke into laughter. It was a moment in which the emperor stood naked and exposed.

Graham almost certainly shares with most of his fellow senators a certain lack of facility with the intricacies of Facebooks technical processes. During Zuckerbergs first-ever congressional testimony, tech reporters on Twitter mercilessly mocked Senate questioners, lamenting that no politician can possibly respond properly to the rampant data privacy, discrimination, and election violations on the Facebook platform if they dont know how the internet works.

These reporters are wrong. Graham who, until recently, famously communicated almost exclusively by text on a flip phone might only know Facebook from when his staff takes a picture of him and posts it. But he knew enough to discern the core problem with Facebook or,...

05:10

Glenn Greenwald: It's 'obvious' Assad used chemical weapons on Syrians Signs of the Times

I was watching Amy Goodman's much admired 'Democracy Now' over bacon this morning, looking forward to Glenn Greenwald setting the nation straight, as he can usually be relied upon to do, and he explained to the credulous masses, that in fact, it seems to him that Assad had used chemical weapons, and that the evidence was 'overwhelming'. Goodman didn't blink, and then of all things, cut to video of Ben Cardin, the senator from the great state of AIPAC, saying the same thing and demanding war, to reinforce the point, in case some of the sheeple out there weren't getting her drift. Please don't ask me why I was watching this uber-liberal show whose views on many things I find reprehensible. It is a tedious story of no importance. Goodman is good on some things, but terrible on most. She has been pushing the Russiagate lie, which is telling, but I suppose you could argue that if she didn't her whacko liberal base would drop her. Still, there is much admirable in her work.

05:05

Prepare For Nuclear War: Here Are 5 Things Youll Need To Survive If Trump And Putin Hit The Red Button The Daily Sheeple

Tensions in Syria are rising at an alarming rate this week with President Trump having positioned U.S. military assets in the region. He has made it clear that he is readying a full-on strike at Syrian military targets:

The situation is dire and we may well be closer to an all-out war than most are willing to admit.

This is real. Its happening. And we could be hours away from an event horizon, the result of which could be devastating.

We encourage our readers to check and re-check preparations just in case.

How this plays out is uncertain. What is certain, is that should things heat up further there will be widespread panic buying for preparedness supplies similar to what we saw play out during the height of North Korean tensions last summer. Within 48 hours preparedness supplies like emergency food, gas masks and radiation pills became unavailable to purchase.

Here are five things we recommend you consider for your immediate preparedness needs in the event of nuclear war:

Advanced Tactical Gas Mask (Rated For Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies)

 

The M...

05:02

'What's all the fuss about?' Israel responds to footage of IDF sniper shooting protester Signs of the Times

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) responded swiftly after a video emerged Monday of its snipers cheering as one of their number shot an unarmed Palestinian protester. The IDF released their findings in their initial investigation into the event just one day after the video was released. "The video depicts a short part of the response to a violent riot, which included rock hurling and attempts to sabotage the security fence," the IDF said in a statement, adding that the video is from December 22, 2017, and therefore does not document events connected with the Great Return March, a weeks-long mass demonstration demanding Palestinians' right of return that has been ongoing since March 30.

05:00

Heres What Zuckerberg Was Really Thinking During Yesterdays Hearing The Event Chronicle

By Zero Hedge

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg just got an embarrassing taste of his own medicine.

The Facebook CEO mustve been shaken up after being grilled by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ted Cruz yesterday just before taking the first of several breaks during yesterdays Odyssey-like Senate hearing, because he left a copy of his hearing notes on the table in plain view of press photographers, who were quick to document them.

While photographers only managed to photograph the top pages of Zuckerbergs lengthy memo, they provided insight into how Zuckerberg wouldve handled questions about whether Facebook should be broken up which he was never asked, though Sen. Lindsey Graham came closest by asking Zuck if he felt Facebook had monopolistic power (Zuckerberg elicited chuckles by claiming it doesnt feel that way to me in response).

As the notes reveal, Zuck was prepared to cite competition with China as a reason why his company should remain intact.

Break Up FB? U.S. tech companies key asset for America; break up strengthens Chinese companies, the document read, according to a photo published by the Associated Press.

The answer, as Bloomberg points out, contrasts with Zuckerbergs efforts to woo Chinese officials as he seeks to regain entry to the Chinese market. Chinese officials have banned many US tech companies from operating in the worlds second largest economy.

Facebooks planned response to cite rising competition with China also contrasts with Zuckerbergs efforts to woo Chinese officials to let the company expand...

05:00

MSM Pro-War Propaganda: Syrians Circulate Love Memes For Trump Begging For War The Daily Sheeple

In case you havent read or heard enough war propaganda in the past few days, this may be the most obvious chunk yet.  The mainstream media is actually now proclaiming that Syrians are circulated memes around the internet declaring their love for president Donald Trump in hopes he will bomb their country.

It really should be enough to make people sick seeing the mainstream media so willing to go to war over what can only be described as an unverified chemical attack just weeks after the president declared hes pulling our military out of Syria. But it must not be.

According to Fox News, as President Donald Trump tweets intentions to strike in Syria following Saturdays suspected chemical weapons attack,  supporters of the Syrian opposition are waiting with baited breath, enthusiastically circulating pro-Trump memes in a bid to whip up support for US action.  In other words, the mainstream media is boldly declaring that the rebels in Syria want a war and they want the US to join in.

However, the biased media coverage of the alleged attack could start another war, and it certainly appears that thats exactly what the government and the mainstream media both truly want.  Without question, flipping through the channels on the TV or scrolling through any social media platform online will give you the sense that the left and right have finally united in the common goal of slaughtering other living, breathing, human beings without evidence. 

We are all with Trump, we will never forget that he stands with us and save us from the hell of Russia, Iran, and Assad, Tarek Muharam 40, a leader in the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) told Fox News. Finally, someone smelled the smell of chemical weapons and decide to stop these massacres.  Where do you even begin with this one? Its clearly pro-war propaganda, but people are swallowing this nar...

05:00

The weather is raging in the French Eastern Pyrenees with nearly 16 inches of snow accumulation in 24 hours and it is not yet finished Signs of the Times

Snow has been falling in large quantities since Wednesday morning in the upper canton. The southern massifs, the Canigou and the Conflent are the most affected by this depression which should last until the end of the week. Winter is back. It even seems to be settling permanently this week in the department where snowfall is announced in the upper canton until Friday included, according to Mto France. It must be said that in the mountains, this new snowy episode is not surprising given the significant drop in temperatures in recent hours.

04:57

Dont Run Your Labouring Business from a Wacky Warehouse The Sleuth Journal

Don't Run Your Labouring Business from a Wacky Warehouse | industry-warehouse-employment | News And Opinions

(SPONSORED) In the culinary world, they say you know a chef by his fridge; in this case, you know a business person by their warehouse. A warehouse is the backbone of a business; therefore, it needs to be in good shape and kept safe since the business merchandise is kept there. The industrial warehouse may also act as the factory; therefore, it needs to be big enough to provide a big workspace. A wacky warehouse will simply not do. In order to improve your warehouse and make it proper to run your labouring business, use the following tips.

Ensure Safety

Safety is perceived in two ways:

  • Safety of the employees in the work environment; and
  • Safety of the premises in terms of fending off burglars.

Safety of employees

Labour laws give employers the duty to provide a safe and conducive work environment to all employees, provide them with protective gear if necessary and train them for the particular job they are specially tasked with.

In order to make them feel safe as the business owner and their employer, ensure that all hazardous materials are well stored out of reach of the employees. These hazardous materials should also be well labeled indicating their dangerous nature. The same is said for heavy goods. They ought to be stored and secured tightly to prevent them from falling on someone. A cantilever racking system is an example of a system that helps maximize floor space and stores long and heavy items

Safety of the premises

Ensuring that all your equipment and stock is safely stored after a days work is very important; as important as employing security to guard the warehouse scaring away any burglars. As the owner of the warehouse, you need to ensure that duri...

04:56

Ex-politician threatens two Brazilian radio reporters RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A former city council president in the northeastern Brazilian town of Patos threatened two local radio show hosts, Jozivan Antero and Abrantes Jnior, on March 15, 2018, days after they reported on accusations of alleged corruption during their two shows, according to the news website Central Vale Notcia....

04:54

The SEO Trends That Could Dominate The Rest Of 2018 The Sleuth Journal

The SEO Trends That Could Dominate The Rest Of 2018 | computer-laptop-internet-seo | News And Opinions

The digital world is ever-changing. New content is constantly being posted, new websites pop up every single day and the trends that govern it all are a rush to keep up with and SEO is no exception. SEO, or search engine optimisation, is the process of optimising your website in order to encourage its ranking at the top of search engine results and with the aforementioned rapid growth of the internet, the criterion for reaching that number one spot changes constantly. While companies such like Absolute Digital Media can aid you in your SEO journey, here, were exploring the trends we could see in SEO for the rest of this year that youll need to follow.

Mobile Ranking

The constantly rising level of mobile use is hardly news, but 2018 is already proving to be the year that businesses really need to ensure that their websites are mobile-friendly. This year has already seen Google roll out their new mobile-first index which puts optimised sites at the top of search results on mobile. A friendly, easy-to-navigate site that offers phone or tablet users a valuable experience are likely to be ranked first, whole those with no mobile site at all are unlikely to rank within the first few pages. They offer a mobile-friendly test for sites to see what they need to change to improve, and businesses are expected to start rolling out friendlier sites throughout the year.

Structured Data

While structured data has never been officially listed as a ranking factor for sites, the use of this within a pages HTML helps a search engine to generate rich snippets to increase and improve click through rates. While it wont directly affect your ranking, it can improve how users respond to your list...

04:45

US airstrikes against Taliban drug labs extend to western Afghanistan The Event Chronicle

US airstrikes against Taliban drug labs extend to western Afghanistan

By Kyle Rempfer

Many of the U.S. airstrikes previously focused on the poppy-rich province of Helmand, in the south of the country. But last week, 11 Taliban narcotics production facilities were struck in Farah and Nimroz provinces, located in the countrys western portion, according to a press statement from U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

The strikes were carried out by U.S. forces flying F-16s, A-10s and MQ-9s, and were the first to occur in western Afghanistan against Taliban revenue streams since the drug lab bombing campaign began.

These efforts have deprived the Taliban of an estimated $200 million in revenue and have demonstrated that Afghan and U.S. forces can strike Taliban-associated narcotics production operations no matter where they are, Army Col. Lisa Garcia, Resolute Support spokeswoman, told Military Times.

U.S. military officials maintain that narcotics production is the Talibans primary means of funding its insurgency, although some experts have questioned how much the bombing of drug labs is actually impacting the terror group.

The Taliban will have no safe havens. We will continue to exploit their networks and decimate their ability to develop narcotics, said Maj. Gen. James Hecker, commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan. They have become a criminal organization that profits from selling drugs and using those funds to conduct operations that maim and kill Afghans. By cutting off the Talibans economic lifelines, we also reduce their ability to continue the...

04:42

Germany's arrest of Madrid's opponents has a chilling precedent Signs of the Times

The arrest by Germany of Catalonia's exiled former President, Carles Puigdemont, follows on a German tradition of tracking down and imprisoning political opponents of the "regime du jour" in Madrid since the fascist putsch launched by Generalissimo Francisco Franco in 1936. Puigdemont, who had been living in exile in Belgium since being deposed by Spain's right-wing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in October 2017, was arrested on March 25 by police in Schleswig-Holstein. Puigdemont's detention by German police was based on a European arrest warrant issued by Spain, a warrant that had been conveniently ignored by authorities in Finland, where Puigdemont had spoken after traveling to Helsinki from Brussels by automobile; Denmark, where Puigdemont was transiting en route to Belgium; Sweden, via which, Puigdemont transited by ferry to and from Finland; and Belgium. The Spanish arrest warrant was similarly ignored by Denmark, during a previous trip by Puigdemont to Copenhagen, and by Swiss authorities when Puigdemont traveled there to address a conference. The Spanish extradition request for Puigdemont was based on Spanish government draconian charges of "rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds in relation to Catalonia's declaration of independence from Spain following a plebiscite in the region that favored separation from Spain.

04:35

Ex-British Ambassadors Question Claims That Assad Was Behind Alleged Chemical Attack Your News Wire

As the threat of war grows, two former British ambassadors have questioned claims that President Assad was behind the alleged chemical attack in Syrias Douma. Peter Ford and Craig Murray have both expressed their doubts, [...]

04:35

Russia Claims White Helmets Staged Syria Chemical Attack MintPress News

Russia claims that the reported chemical attack in Syria last Sunday was staged by the white helmets, a US-funded NGO lauded by mainstream media for their humanitarian work, while long-suspected of performing less-than humanitarian deeds behind the curtain.

Speaking with EuroNews, Russias ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizov, said Russian military specialists have visited this region, walked on those streets, entered those houses, talked to local doctors and visited the only functioning hospital in Douma, including its basement where reportedly the mountains of corpses pile up. There was not a single corpse and even not a single person who came in for treatment after the attack.

But weve seen them on the video! responds EuroNews correspondent Andrei Beketov.

There was no chemical attack in Douma, pure and simple, responds Chizov. Weve seen another staged event. There are personnel, specifically trained and you can guess by whom amongst the so-called White Helmets, who were already caught in the act with staged videos.

Watch | Russias ambassador to the EU tells EuroNews there was no chemical attack in Douma

Russia said it sent experts in radiological, chemical and biological warfare along with medics, in order to inspect the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma where the attack is said to have taken place.

Russias Defense Ministry said in a statement that the experts found no traces of the use of chemical agents, following a search of the sites, adding All these facts show that no chemical weapons were used in the town of Douma, as it was claimed by the White Helmets.

All the accusations brought by the White Helmets, as well as their photos allegedly showing the victims of the chemical attack, are nothing more than a yet another piece of fake news and an attempt to disrupt the ceasefire, said the Russian Reconciliation Center.


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German historian posts on Facebook that 'Islam is not part of German history', gets banned Signs of the Times

Last month, Facebook censored a German historian who posted a message about Islam's historic impact on Germany. Facebook banned the historian for 30 days, even though 76 percent of Germans agree that Islam does not "belong to Germany." Michael Hesemann, a journalist and Vatican historian with an honorary doctorate for his work in uncovering documents from the Armenian Genocide, posted a message that Facebook said did "not correspond to our community standards." The offensive message was an accurate - if overstated - historical statement. "Islam always plays only one role in the 1700-year-old history of the Christian Occident: the role of the sword of Damocles which hung above us, the threat of barbarism against which one needed to unite and fight," Hesemann wrote, according to NRW Direkt. "In this sense, Islam is not part of German history, but the defense against Islam!"

04:30

President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals The Event Chronicle

President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals

Today President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate a twelfth wave of judicial nominees, twelfth wave of United States Attorneys, and sixth wave of United States Marshals as follows:

If confirmed, Britt C. Grant of Georgia will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Britt Grant currently serves as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she served as the Solicitor General of Georgia and, before that, as counsel for legal policy to the Attorney General of Georgia. Earlier in her career, Justice Grant practiced in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis, where she focused on complex commercial litigation. Upon graduation from law school, Justice Grant served as a law clerk to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School, where she served as managing editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law and as senior articles editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review. Before enrolling in law school, Justice Grant served in The White House as Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs and earlier as Assistant to the Director in the Domestic Policy Council and USA Freedom Corps. She also served as Legislative Correspondent and Communications Director to Georgia Congressman Nathan Deal. Justice Grant earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Wake Forest University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

If confirmed, Paul B. Matey of New Jersey will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Paul Matey currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, overseeing all legal and regulatory matters for a regional academic medical center. Before joining t...

04:20

Heavy snowfall expected in Morocco until Friday Signs of the Times

The weather in Morocco is raging. Heavy snowfalls, heavy rains and strong winds are forecast until Friday in several regions of the kingdom, says the National Meteorological Directorate (MND) in an alert bulletin. Major snowfalls from 1,500 m are scheduled from Thursday from 18:00 to Friday at 24:00 in the provinces of Ifrane, Beni Mellal, Midelt, Khenifra, Azilal, Al Haouz, Sefrou, Boulemane, Taza, El Hajeb, Ouarzazate, Tinghir and Taroudant.

04:19

How to Know if you are a Lightworker or Lightwarrior Operation Disclosure

How To Know If You Are A Lightworker Or A Lightwarrior And What They Are

April 11, 2018

Source: The Event Chronicle



By Alanna Ketler

Theres a good chance that you have heard the term lightworker or lightwarrior before, and there is also a good chance that when youve heard it, youve rolled your eyes. Perhaps you identify yourself with this term, or maybe other people you know do, but what does it actually mean to be a lightworker or a lightwarrior? Lets explore.

Essentially, it is said that these people are ones that have incarnated on Earth specifically at this time to help shift our planet from the heart to mind. As fluffy as that sounds, there is credence to it.

Do you have an overwhelming urge to help others? Do you have a level of compassion, empathy and understanding for what others may be going through? Do you tend to see the bigger picture? Are you an advocate for the truth, the real truth? Are you inspired to do what you can to be the change you wish to see in the world? Well, if you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be a lightworker or a lightwarrior.

Lightworker Vs. LightWarrior, Whats The Difference?

From my understanding, a lightworker helps shift others simply by their state of being. Their vibration alone can help assist others without any real effort, trying, or doing. They are inspiring to others, speak and live their truth, are authentic, vulnerable, compassionate, empathetic and often will share their light through various forms of art.

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04:13

Trump's ill-considered rush to judgment on Syrian chemical attack Signs of the Times

We need hard evidence about what happened in Douma before threatening war. On Sunday, President Trump announced his intention to make those responsible for an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, including the Syrian government and its Russian and Iranian allies, pay a "big price" for their continued disregard for international law. The next day U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley declared that "The United States is determined to see the monster who dropped chemical weapons on the Syrian people held to account." President Trump reinforced his call for action on Monday, noting that the United States would not sit back in the face of the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria. "It will be met, and it will be met forcefully," the president said, adding that those responsible for the attack will be held accountable, whether it was Syria, Russia, Iran or "all of them together." Trump noted that a decision to use military force would be made "over the next 24 to 48 hours."

04:13

Mark Zuckerberg is 'optimistic' AI tools to flag hate speech from Facebook will be developed in 5-10 years Signs of the Times

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted Tuesday it will be five to 10 years before Facebook has technological tools in place to flag and remove hate speech from the platform before it is posted. During testimony before a joint hearing with the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., asked Zuckerberg what challenges Facebook faces with evaluating hate speech versus legitimate political discourse. Zuckerberg noted it's more difficult for Facebook to rely on technology to root out hate speech compared to other content on the platform, such as terrorist propaganda.

04:12

Where has our Sovereignty Gone? Operation Disclosure

Where has our Sovereignty gone?

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Janet in Canada


It has come to my attention that the people we trust to help us, when we are ill do not have our best interests at heart. Our medical community is fraught with and corrupted by the all mighty dollar. Hospitals, doctors and the pharmaceutic companies have worked together to create diseases and drugs to manage those diseases so that we never really get well, but just maintain a level of imbalance in our bodies.

Now you are going to be upset with me for attempting to bring your attention to this matter. Do you know that the reason most people are unaware of this situation is incredulity. That people would do that is not believable. This causes a condition called cognitive dissonance. When something threatens our believe system to the point of discomfort, we do not want to talk about it, think about it and mostly deal with it. Besides, it is too crazy to believe! There is a large faction of elite, powerful and evil people controlling every aspect of our lives. That is why abuse within families is not dealt with. Not only does it conflict with what we believe but it threatens to force us to take action and deal with the situation. Before we even get to the part where we have to deal with it, we disregard it and create more scenarios that confirm our original belief system. So the abuse goes on and any other people who disagree with us are ostracized and often removed from our lives. But I digress.

These Elite people are using our most endearing quality against us to control us. That quality is empathy. We are basically kind and loving. Deep down inside, we are Love and only love. So why would we believe that people could be so evil? Well they are and it is time for us to open our eyes and look at what is going on around us. We can make the difference.
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04:10

US liberals and conservatives won't agree so should the country split? Signs of the Times

"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another..." - The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 Divorce is hard, but it's easier than cutting the brake lines on your wife's car. It is long past time for an amicable divorce of the United States of America. There is simply no common ground with the Left anymore. We are now the couple screaming at each other all night, every night as the kids hide in their room. We cannot come together, but we do not have to live like this. The history of the world is nations breaking up and redrawing their borders. If we want to avoid this political divide turning into a deadly one, we should do likewise. Stop clinging to the past and acknowledge where we are as a country, not where you want us to be, not where things were when your grandpa was storming the beaches of Normandy. Where we truly are.

04:09

(Video) SERCO, the Biggest Company you've Never Heard of Operation Disclosure



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04:08

How Companies like InventHelp Can Change the Business Landscape The Sleuth Journal

How Companies like InventHelp Can Change the Business Landscape | business | News And Opinions

Things are not looking too great for the modern business landscape in the United States. In fact, figures suggest that we are seeing the lowest number of startup businesses for 40 years! Indeed, so many companies have folded under financial strain, and it seems to be becoming much more difficult for businesses to make their mark and become successful these days.

The increase in competition, buoyed by the ease in which one can start a business these days, had led to market saturation. But, despite the vast number of startups formed over the past few years, very few have actually achieved success and longevity, hence the fact that many are dying out. Now, the reason behind this more often than not stems from a lack of interest from consumers. It is very important to be able to make your startup more attractive, and this is where companies like InventHelp are so important. They can change the way you approach the company and will alter your business dynamic.

One of the things so many businesses seem to struggle with these days is creating attractive products and coming up with ideas that are creative and innovative enough. Well, the good news is that companies like InventHelp are ideal for helping you see these ideas through to fruition. Its hard enough coming up with great new products for the market, but its even more difficult to market and patent them. This company has been helping inventors for a long time and ensuring that your ideas and creations get the attention they deserve.

Its essential that you get help whenever you are trying to boost your business and try something new. Innovating and experimenting are important parts of running a successful company, but you also need professional help and assistance as well. Submitting new product ideas and trying to get patents for your inventions is vital in securing and protecting...

04:07

Why Ayahuasca is So Effective at Treating Depression Waking Times

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

Some great number of years back a maniacal psychiatrist wanted me to hop on the antidepressant bus. I asked him for how long I might need to be on the pills, to which he replied, Forever.

You see, according to this esteemed professional I had a chemical imbalance that would require the ongoing supplementation of mass-produced chemicals into my body and brain. It was not my fault, he suggested, just bad luck in the procurement of serotonin, he supposed.

Turns out he was dead wrong. And lucky for me, I was able to muster the courage to dump his free-sample pills in the trash and pursue a different healing path.

Instead of psychotropic drugs, what I personally needed was exercise, a better diet, and better lifestyle choices. I also needed to think about my purpose in life and move in a direction that made it possible, and then to experience the feeling of success in accomplishing small goals and realizing dreams along the way. I also really needed deeper meaning in my life, better connection with people and to mother nature, and a greater sense of community.

Along this path I was called to journey with ayahuasca, and my experiences with this sacred medicine helped me to understand the healing process I was going through at that time. Most importantly, though, ayahuasca helped me to recognize that I was free to allow myself to be healed so I could get back to the good business of living life.

Having direct personal experiences, I know exactly how effective this medicine is in treating depression, although its not something easily put into words. Also, its not something that can be backed up or proven with empirical data.

04:07

(Video) Sentient World Simulation, What you Need to Know Operation Disclosure



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What is the Sentient World Simulation? Who is behind this technology and what is it being used for? We will discuss this and more. Welcome to WOODWARDTV. The NSA website shown in this video is a parody website... It contains links to articles and other related websites. I will be creating a follow up video to supply you all with the links to official documentation about this topic.

04:05

Cops Running Smog Checkpoints Stopping Motorists to Check Their Emissions Activist Post

By Jack Burns As if traffic jams werent already a problem in California, the Highway Patrol is now conducting random smog checkpoints on the street....

04:05

Ron Paul: The Neocons Not Assad Behind Syrias Alleged Chemical Attack Your News Wire

Former US Congressman Ron Paul says the claim that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is gassing his own people is a total nonsense He added that the US neoconservatives, who want a perpetual war in the [...]

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03:57

Video Shows Israeli Troops Cheering After Shooting Unarmed Palestinian MintPress News

While the world condemns Israels use of lethal force, Israeli politicians and policy makers defend soldiers cheering of shooting unarmed Palestinians.

A video showing Israeli occupation soldiers shoot an unarmed Palestinian inside Gaza, near the border fence, and later cheering emerged through social media Monday.

As the shot is fired and a Palestinian man falls, one soldier laughs and says: Wow, what a video! Yay! In the video the soldier can also be heard celebrating the shot calling the video a legendary clip, while insulting the fallen Palestinian and calling him son of a whore.

Watch  | Motionless Palestinian Shot by Israeli Sniper to Sound of Soldiers Cheers

The video, which emerges after 31 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by sniper bullets shot from within Israel, have gained international condemnation. According to Gazas Health Ministry over 1,000 Palestinians participating in the Great March of Return have been wounded by live ammunition.

In an official statement Tuesday the Israeli occupation army announced the action took place on Dec. 22, 2017 and happened in the context of a response to a violent riot, accusing the man who was standing near the border fence in no apparent act of violence of being suspected of organizing violent incidents.

Furthermore, the statement said the soldier who filmed the video was being investigated for unauthorized filming of an operational event and distribution of the filmed material. No investigation on the action of shooting an unarmed man while protesting was announced.

Meanwhile, the soldiers in the video were defended and praised by senori Israeli officials. Education Minister Naftali Bennett, head of the ultra-conservative Jewish Home Party, called on Israelis not to criticize the soldiers arguing They guard our lives, We guard them. We do not abandon soldiers.

Israeli human rights organization Btselem issued a statement shortly after the video was published saying Incidents such as the one in the video published today occurred hundreds of times over the past few weeks in the Gaza Strip, causing death and injuries with the full support of policy makers and top military officials. The organization also highlighted the illegal command ordering soldiers to shoot people who pose no imminent threat to life or injury.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has repeatedly reminded Israel that imminent threat to life or injury is the only justification for the use of lethal force by security forces.

However, Israeli politicians and policymakers continue to defend actions that violate international humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians.

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03:55

Supreme Court Justice's wife, Ginni Thomas, under fire for criticizing Parkland shooting survivors Signs of the Times

Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the latest in a line of public figures under attack from the media for criticizing the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. Thomas shared several posts on her Facebook page, including one that depicted a pile of shoes from Holocaust victims. The caption implied that gun control leads to genocide. "To all the kids that walked out of school to protest guns. These are the shoes of Jews that gave up their firearms to Hitler. They were led into gas chambers, murdered and buried in mass graves. Pick up a history book and you'll realize what happens when u give up freedoms and why we have them," the post said.

03:52

Russian TV Crew Slammed for Sneaking Into British Hospital Truthdig RSS

LONDONThe British hospital treating poisoned spy Sergei Skripal on Wednesday accused a Russian TV crew of appalling behavior for sneaking into the facility overnight.

Footage posted online by British newspapers showed a reporter from the REN TV network walking along corridors at Salisbury District Hospital early Wednesday and commenting on the apparent lack of security.

The hospital said in a statement that this footage shows appalling behavior on the part of these Russian journalists approaching staff in the middle of the night with no warning and without asking for any permission.

It said any attempt to harass, intimidate or cause distress to any of our staff or patients is absolutely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

The Wiltshire Police force said officers attended and spoke to two men in the reception area, who were believed to be news reporters. They were asked to leave the hospital and did so. No arrests were made.

Britains National Union of Journalists said reporters need to act responsibly and sensitively when covering stories at hospitals. It said it would be alerting the Russian Union of Journalists about the incident.

Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence agent convicted of spying for Britain, has been a patient at the Salisbury hospital since he and his daughter were found unconscious in the southwest England city on March 4.

Britain alleges they were poisoned with a Soviet-developed nerve agent, and blames Russia. Russia denies involvement in the pairs poisoning, which triggered a diplomatic crisis between Moscow and the West.

The hospital announced Tuesday that the ex-spys 33-year-old daughter, Yulia Skripal, has been discharged. She has been moved to an undisclosed location.

Russia has accused Britain of refusing to share information about the case and has demanded consular access to Yulia Skripal, who is a Russian citizen. Her father was given British citizenship after coming to the U.K. in 2010 as part of a spy swap.

Britains Foreign Office said Wednesday that Yulia Skripal declined to speak to Russian officials.

Russias embassy in London said it would demand to meet with Yulia and Sergei Skripal, whose situation ever more resembles forced captivity or deprivation of freedom.

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Jim Heintz in Moscow contributed to this story.

03:49

Breaking News: Syrian Army Finds Rebel Chemical Weapons Workshop Operation Disclosure

SYRIAN ARMY SAYS FOUND REBEL CHEMICAL WEAPONS WORKSHOP IN GHOUTA

BY REUTERS
MARCH 12, 2018 11:15

Source: The Jerusalem Post

MOSCOW - Syrian military said on Monday that it had found a rebel workshop in eastern Ghouta used to make chemical weapons, Russian news agencies reported on Monday citing a Syrian colonel.

03:47

Mattis Admits No Evidence of Assad Using Poison Gas on his People Operation Disclosure

NOW MATTIS ADMITS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE ASSAD USED POISON GAS ON HIS PEOPLE

BY IAN WILKIE ON 2/8/18 AT 11:44 AM

Source: Newsweek

Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo surrounding the Nunes Memorandum and the Steele Dossier was the striking statement by Secretary of Defense James Mattis that the U.S. has no evidence that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people.

This assertion flies in the face of the White House (NSC) Memorandum which was rapidly produced and declassified to justify an American Tomahawk missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.

Mattis offered no temporal qualifications, which means that both the 2017 event in Khan Sheikhoun and the 2013 tragedy in Ghouta are unsolved cases in the eyes of the Defense Department and Defense Intelligence Agency.

Mattis went on to acknowledge that aid groups and others had provided evidence and reports but stopped short of naming President Assad as the culprit.

There were casualties from organophosphate poisoning in both cases; that much is certain. But America has accused Assad of direct responsibility for Sarin attacks and even blamed Russia for culpability in the Khan Sheikhoun tragedy.

Now its own military boss has said on the record that we have no evidence to support this conclusion. In so doing, Mattis tacitly impugned the interventionists who were responsible for pushing the Assad is guilty narrative twice without sufficient supporting evidence, at least in the eyes of the Pentagon.

This dissonance between the White House and the Department of Defense is especially troubling when viewed against the chorus of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) experts who have been questioning the (Obama and Trump) White House narratives concerning chemical weapons in Syria since practically the moment these Assad-ordered events occurred.

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03:46

Tucker Carlson is on a roll: "Why is Washington united behind a war in Syria?" Signs of the Times

Virtually all of Washington DC, Republicans and Democrats (and their mainstream media shills) have united behind the idea that the United States has a moral obligation to attack Syria after another White Helmets/Deep State gas attack false flag. When Tucker Carlson bravely called out the moronic narrative being driven to justify another US war in the Middle East, he was told to shut up by his peers over at CNN, MSNBC, NYT etc... Glenn Greenwald tries to make some sense of America's blood thirsty desire to bomb faraway, sovereign nations.

03:45

ACLJ Uncovers Major Political Bias from Ambassador Power in the Final Days of Obama Administration Operation Disclosure

Unprecedented Unmasking and Political Bias: ACLJ Uncovers Major Political Bias from Ambassador Power in the Final Days of Obama Administration

Source: ACLJ | By Jordan Sekulow


Weve all seen the reports of the unprecedented unmasking of U.S. citizens by senior Obama official, Ambassador Samantha Power, in the final days of the of the Administration to the tune of more than one a day. Now, through our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, we have unearthed evidence of significant political bias during the same time period she was unmasking Americans.

Last fall the media began reporting that among other Obama Administration officials, former Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power made numerous requests seeking the unmasking (or unredacted identification) of names and other information about members of the Trump campaign team whose communications had been incidentally caught up in intelligence surveillance efforts. Powers requests, reported to number in the hundreds, occurred mostly in the final days of the Obama Administration, that is between the election of President Trump in November 2016 and his inauguration in January 2017.

What the media has not reported, but the ACLJ has since discovered through one of our FOIA lawsuits, is that the clear politicaland personalbias of Power against the incoming President and the conservative agenda led her to undertake efforts aimed at undercutting support for the new Administration.

Let that sink in: the same top-level Obama Administration official reported to have madesome 260 unmasking requests seeking surveillance information about the incoming President and his campaign team was simultaneously engaged in communications in which she consoled others over the election results, blatantly insulted the President-elect, colluded with the mainstream media, and actively sought out ways to undermine the new Administration before it had even begun.

This information is revealed in documents we recently received as a result o...

03:39

Degeneracy and fundamentalism: The gangrenous face of Western media Signs of the Times

There is nothing sadder and more pathetic, than a notorious liar shouting, spitting saliva, insulting normal people left and right, while terrorizing those who are telling the truth. Lately, the West has gone clearly berserk. The more it is scared of losing control over the brains of billions of people in all corners of the world, the more aggressively it is screaming, kicking and making a fool of itself. It doesn't even hide its intentions, anymore. The intentions are clear: to destroy all of its opponents, be they in Russia, China, Iran or in any other patriotic and independent-minded state. To silence all the media outlets that are speaking the truth; not the truth as it is defined in London, Washington, Paris or Berlin, but the truth as it is perceived in Moscow, Beijing, Caracas or Teheran; the truth that simply serves the people, not the fake, pseudo-truth fabricated in order to uphold the supremacy of the Western Empire. Huge funds are now being allocated for the mortal propaganda onslaught, originating predominantly in both London and Washington. Millions of pounds and dollars have been allocated and spent, officially and openly, in order to 'counter' the voices of Russian, Chinese, Arab, Iranian and Latin American people; voices that are finally reaching 'the Others' - the desolate inhabitants of the 'global south', the dwellers of the colonies and neo-colonies; the modern-day slaves living in the 'client' states. Comment: Ministry of Truth: US to launch new campaign to counter 'foreign propaganda' The mask is falling down and the gangrenous face of Western propaganda is being exposed. It is awful, frightening, but at least it is what it is, for everyone to see. No more suspense, no surprises. It is all suddenly out in the open. It is frightening but honest. This is our world. This is how low our humanity has sunk. This is the so-called world order, or more precisely, neo-colonialism.

03:38

Are the CIA and the Vatican Still Torturing Children? Operation Disclosure

CIA and Vatican Still Torturing Children?

by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret.

http://beforeitsnews.com/celebrities/2018/04/cia-and-vatican-still-torturing-children-2475355.html

Isent it about time to shut down the CIA and Vatican? President Trumps first official action on the day of his inauguration was to visit CIA headquarters and thus began a war against a CIA-funded, mafia-run international child kidnapping ring. The Cabal child exploitation ring was believed organized out of an office at the Vatican.

The CIA and its MKULTRA Black Budget was formed after World War II with the help of Nazi Germany mind control experts brought into the US, Canada and Australia in an underground railroad organized by the Vatican.

MKULTRA was a system of developing Super Spies through the Satanic rites of rape, torture and being made to watch other children murdered, thus torturing a childs developing brain so it splintered into various thinking patterns, or multiple personalities. This Cabal practice of rape, torture and murder of children in Satanic rites was done for a feeling of power and believed to continue today on certain Satanic holidays.

In cooperation with the CIA and Vatican, MKULTRA mind control experiments (which was in reality Satanic Ritual Abuse) were believed to be performed on children at hospitals, universities and Catholic Churches across the US, Canada, Australia and Europe until the program was supposedly shut down in 1965. See these articles on prosecution of Cabal/Vatican child abuse by the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

On June 21 1965 Summer Solstice six year-old Jenny Hill was tortured and witnessed another child killed in a Satanic human sacrifice rite in Garden Grove California. The Satanic ceremony was overseen by a Dr. Green. According to international expert on ritual abuse, Dr. Colin A. Ross in the Forword to Hills biography Twenty Two Faces, Green was brought into the US from Nazi Germany after World War II to head the CIA Mind Control Program, MKULTRA.
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03:38

See Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides in EWGs 2018 Dirty Dozen List Waking Times

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Almost everything we eat in the conventional diet is subject to manifold doses of chemicals. Agricultural producers often spray vegetables and fruits with 10-15 sprays, such as pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides, during the growing season. And thats considered the norm!

In total about seven billion pounds of pesticides are used annually worldwide. This includes agriculture and other industries. For example, modern building practices employ pesticides for wood preservation. But what Im trying to do is make a point: if youre buying conventional, non-organic food, you are eating these chemicals.

Its very likely that ingesting argochemicals diminishes the benefits of eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Thats why, it is important that you do whatever you can to lessen your exposure to these chemicals.

Unfortunately, its more expensive to buy organics. Therefore, its best to know which produce has the most pesticides. To help you make informed choices at the store, the Environmental Working Group publishes an annual report of what produce get the most agrochemical action. They also offer insight into which fruits and vegetables are fairly clean.

Without further ado, heres the Dirty Dozen list and the Clean Fifteen list from the EWGs 2018 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce :

Dirty Dozen List

1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Nectarines
4. Apples
5. Grapes
6. Peaches
7. Cherries
8. Pears
9. Tomatoes
10. Celery
11. Potatoes
12. Sweet bell peppers

Clean Fifteen List

1. Avocados
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbages
5. Onions
6. Sweet peas, frozen
7. Papayas
8. Asparagus
9. Mangoes
10. Eggplants
11. Honeydew
12. Kiwis
13. Cantal...

03:36

PBS Kids and Zappos are launching a line of adorable autism-friendly clothes Fast Company

For kids with autism or some other sensory sensitivity, the simple act of getting dressed in the morning can feel overwhelming. Things like buttons, zippers, and tags can lead to a meltdown. But most childrens clothing brands dont consider these consumers when they are designing products, so many children who are on the spectrum need

For kids with autism or some other sensory sensitivity, the simple act of getting dressed in the morning can feel overwhelming. Things like buttons, zippers, and tags can lead to a meltdown. But most childrens clothing brands dont consider these consumers when they are designing products, so many children who are on the spectrum need their parents to help them get dressed.

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03:34

Chinese Customs Agents Deny Entry To US Garbage Qntra

Reports are emerging that Chinese customs agents are actively refusing US garbage exports entrance to the country (archived). With China buying Brasilero soy to the exclusion of US beans, enforcement of the ban on garbage imports leaves even less goods to justify US to China cargo service.

03:32

Trump Doesn't Care About Civilian Deaths. Just Look at Yemen. RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

As President Donald Trump threatens to open a dangerous new front in the war on Syria, citing Bashar al-Assad's human rights abuses, the United States is actively supporting Saudi Arabia in unleashing profound human rights abuses on Yemen. Yemen has been under attack by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and a coalition of various countries since March 26, 2015. The coalition is supported by the United Kingdom and the United States, with both countries providing hundreds of billions [...]

03:31

Jon Rappoport -- Facebook Censorship: The Grotesque Mainstream Solution Operation Disclosure

Facebook censorship: the grotesque mainstream solution

By Jon Rappoport

The problem with Facebook started a long time ago. They used their money to promote their social media operations, and tons of users jumped on board, believing that conventional rules of free speech applied.

That was a mistake.

The mistake was on the level of believing the military-industrial complex is only interested in legitimate defense of the nation; or believing the pharmaceutical industry is only interested in alleviating existing illness with safe drugs.

Some lawyers and scholars are trying to "correct" Facebook. But beware: most of them are arguing that, since the Internet is a new platform, far beyond the ability of the Founding Fathers to have anticipated, we now have to change the meaning of the 1st Amendment, in order to make social media "more responsible" about the content they permit. In other words, Facebook should eliminate "more fake news." This is the road to disaster, as any sane person can see.

Who decides what is fake? Government appointed fact checkers? The CIA? Either of the two major political parties? A biased hate speech organization?

These scholars and attorneys want social media to be defined as "public square, town hall, news media"---but not so public that all political views are allowed through the door. No. They only want "reasonable" content, to protect "robust debate in a democracy." This is pure baloney.

We're also seeing increasing calls for government regulation of social media. This means more censorship. We're witnessing that in California, where State Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill (SB 1424), designed to force all Internet activity based in California to use designated fact checkers and issue warnings about fake news.

It may seem like a good move to redefine social media giants as "more than private companies," but that direction is dangerous. In the main, it's not being shaped by true free-speech advocates, it's controlled by mainstream operatives who want their news to dominate the scene.

A 10/11/17 Wired artic...

03:30

UK's ambassador to UN says Britain prefers a 'proper investigation' first but also willing to bomb Syria without one Signs of the Times

How lightly western politicians fling missiles at foreign nations Translation: We really think an investigation is in order here (at least for appearances sake), but we're a poodle and will go along if pressed Reuters reports the Trump admin is weighing "a multinational military response" against Syria over the nonsensical chemical weapons accusations. The attack would be multinational because the US is expecting the UK and France would be on board. Macron has previously threatened France would bomb Syria if White Helmets and the press got another chemical attack hoax going, while Britain's Theresa May would presumably wish to distract the public from the unraveling Skripal "poisoning" fabrication.

03:30

Zuckerberg Just Proved Once Again That Congress Doesnt Understand The Internet Fast Company

Todays jumbled Facebook hearing left little faith that Congress could ever draft a useful data-protection bill, much less agree on one.

You will rightfully have some hard questions for me to answer, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during opening remarks in his congressional hearing Wednesday. As it turned out, Zuckerberg didnt have much to worry about. He was probably overprepared.

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03:22

Touche: 'Let's start by destroying US chemical weapons' - Maria Zakharova responds to Trump's plea to 'end arms race' Signs of the Times

The message-for-message spat between Washington and Moscow continues apace, after Russia reminded President Trump that the US still hasn't got rid of its chemical weapons stockpile. "Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this. Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?" Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning.

03:21

Netflix yanks films from Cannes after new rule about theatrical release Fast Company

Cannes can kiss Netflix goodbye this year. The streaming service and aspiring movie studio has opted not to screen any of its 2018 offerings at the worlds most famous film festival after a controversial new rule left only theatrically released films eligible for awards. Following the decision in late March, Netflix had initially still planned

Cannes can kiss Netflix goodbye this year.

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03:16

Two ex-British ambassadors question claims that Assad ordered chemical attack as threat of war grows CLG News

Two ex-British ambassadors question claims that Assad ordered chemical attack as threat of war grows | 11 April 2018 | Ex-British ambassadors questioned claims that Assad is behind a chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrians. Peter Ford and Craig Murray expressed doubt, urging the UK government not to rush into a war without proof. Former British ambassador to Syria Peter Ford, speaking during a heated interview on BBC Radio Scotland, believes that the reported chemical attack in Douma may not have been committed by Assad, contrary to claims by US President Donald Trump, among others...The comments from the two former ambassadors come as MPs from all the main political parties urge the UK prime minister to consult parliament before lending military support to the US and France, both of whom are discussing options to target Assad over the alleged chemical attack in Douma.

03:15

Al-Qaeda's air force: Syrian terrorists announce intention to launch counter-offensive after US attack Signs of the Times

Syrian militants will launch an offensive to capture government-held areas, if the US goes ahead with a strike and weakens the Syrian Army's positions, a rebel commander has said. In a hardly surprising admission, an oft-cited Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander said the possible strike against Syria mulled by US President Donald Trump would play into the hands of militants seeking to topple Syrian leader Bashar Assad. "We will try to take advantage of this strike on the battlefield first of all, since these strikes will lead to the dispersion of the regime's forces, the chaos in its ranks and the rout of the regime. Such circumstances will subsequently prepare the armed forces of revolution for launching attacks, during which it will be possible to regain control of certain areas and capture new ones," Fateh Hassoun told RIA Novosti, also arguing that the possible US strike would pave the way for "real" negotiations. "As forces of political opposition, we will use the political weakness of the regime. It can possibly become an influence lever to push Russia in order to start real negotiations," Hassoun said. Comment: What a clown. "Political" opposition?

03:12

Russia Warns It Will Respond to Attack on Syria by Targeting Sources of US Missiles MintPress News

As President Donald Trump warned on Twitter that U.S. missiles will be coming in the wake of a suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma, Syria, Russian officials warned that any military action by the U.S. and its allies would be met with an aggressive responsetargeting any U.S. missiles as well as their launch sites.

If there is a strike by the Americans, then we refer to the statements of President Putin and the chief of staff that the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired, Alexander Zasypkin, Russias ambassador to Lebanon, said Wednesday.

Though international investigators have not completed an investigation into the suspected poison gas attack that reportedly killed more than 45 people on Saturday, Trump swiftly placed the blame on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, joining leaders from countries including the U.K. and France who have called for strong action against Syria.

Zasypkins comments came two days after the U.S.S. Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, left a port in Cyprus, carrying Tomahawk cruise missilesthe same missiles Trump launched into Syria last April after another chemical attack.

Another Russian official, Vladimir Shamanov, said only that a nuclear strike as retaliation by Russia was unlikely, while...

03:09

Two Coloradan men only receive probation for gang-raping 13yo - locals outraged Signs of the Times

Coloradans are outraged that two men convicted of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl were only sentenced to probation. On April 3, Tommy Williams, 20, and Clarence Williams, 19, received no jail time but were only sentenced to probation for the 2016 rape of a girl in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fox News reported. The pair was a part of a six-man crew convicted of the rape that occurred at the Stonebrook Terrace Apartments on the 4000 block of Tappan Drive in Colorado Springs. The victim testified that she was lured to the apartment with the promise of playing video games but, instead, found the crew there waiting to molest her. The victim said there were other people in the apartment when she arrived, but when she went to use the bathroom, the others quickly vacated, leaving only the six men who attacked her. The girl's grandmother said the rape was so violent that the victim may never be able to have children, KKTV reported. Some of the suspects were cousins or brothers, police discovered.

03:07

Russian MoD reveals expert analysis of Douma soil contains no traces of chemical substances Signs of the Times

The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces revealed the results of analysis of Syrian Douma soil taken immediately after the alleged chemical attack. "I want to emphasize that on April 9, a day after the alleged chemical attack in the Douma, Russian military specialists in the field of radiation, chemical and biological defense, as well as military doctors arrived directly to the site of the alleged incident," First Deputy Head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznihir said. He noted that the experts "took soil samples, collected fragments from the so-called place of the alleged chemical weapons attack," stressing that their expertise "showed the absence of nerve agents and chlorine-containing poisonous substances."

03:05

Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning circulation RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Through two new studies in Nature, the weakening of the Gulf Stream System is back in the scientific headlines. But even before that, interesting new papers have been published high time for an update on this topic. Let's start with tomorrow's issue of Nature, which besides the two new studies (one of which I []

03:04

House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election CLG News

House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election | 11 April 2018 | House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Deep State-Wis., announced Wednesday that he is not seeking re-election in November -- a move that ends a nearly two decade career in Congress and comes as the GOP girds for a tough fight to keep control of the House this year. Ryan said in a press conference after meeting with House lawmakers that his primary motivation was so he could spend more time with his wife and children, who he said he did not want to remember him as a "weekend Dad." The move ignites the race to potentially succeed Ryan should Republicans hold the House in November. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif are both mentioned as possibilities.

03:04

Biased Media Coverage of Chemical Attack in Syria Could Provoke a Dangerous New War The Daily Sheeple

By jumping to conclusions about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, Donald Trumps war cabinet and their media cheerleaders are recklessly pushing us closer to a military confrontation between Russia and the US.

With his new national security adviser John Bolton standing behind him, US President Trump announced on Monday that everybody  apparently meaning Syria and Russia  will pay a price for the alleged chemical attack in Douma, a suburb of Damascus under the control of Jaysh al Islam insurgents, and that his generals were devising a military response. Trump has also said that he holds Russia responsible for the still unverified attack, signaling an escalation between Russia and the US, a dangerous prospect that seems to be lost on an unquestioning US media that is captivated by anti-Russia hysteria.

But as Trump rushes to punish Syria, the media is ignoring and depriving the public of some crucial details leading up to the alleged attack, details that raise serious questions about whos responsible.

Suspicious timing

The Syrian government is in a stronger position than it has been since the war began and has absolutely nothing to gain from launching a chemical weapons attack. This alone should cause some serious skepticism, especially considering the chronology of events leading up to the alleged attack.

Douma is a city in Eastern Ghouta that is under the control of Jaysh al Islam, a Saudi-backed jihadist group that seeks to replace the Syrian government with an Islamic state.

Jaysh al Islam is extremely sectarian and just as nasty in its rhetoric, tactics and goals as the notorious terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Jaysh al Islams founder, the late Zahran Alloush, had openly called for the ethnic cleansing of religious minorities from Damascus. The group also engages in public executions and has  publicly bragged about parading caged civilian women from the minority Al...

03:04

Slain Palestinian journalist's media org Ain promises to hold Israel accountable 'for this heinous crime' Signs of the Times

Last Friday, Palestinian journalist Yaser Abdul Rahman Murtaja was killed by an Israeli sniper near the border fence wearing a PRESS flak jacket, and today the Norwegian Refugee Council- which had reached an agreement for Murtaja to shoot video for them - linked to Murtaja's latest footage of the "Great March of Return" protests. It is posted here, and is a ravishing demonstration of Murtaja's powers as a filmmaker. "He was killed doing his job: recording his people's right to protest for their human rights," says Karl Schembri of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

03:03

Newest round of anti-Russian sanctions will cost German economy billions with China ready to fill the void Signs of the Times

Washington's latest round of sanctions targeting Russian business will cost the German economy billions of euros, according to estimates revealed by the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber (AHK). "The recent sanctions of the US against Russia may cost the German economy billions of euros in years to come," the report said. "The German economy is facing losses of more than 100 million ($123 million) in the short term. The growing administrative costs due to additional inspections are an additional obstacle for German business." According to the body's analysts, German companies working in Russia have close partnership relations with companies and individuals included in the latest US sanction list. They say that Russian automotive conglomerate GAZ Group, metallurgic and energy group Renova, global aluminum major RUSAL, as well as Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller, are key figures in German business deals in Russia.

03:01

Trump Says Missiles Are Coming After Russia Warns US Against Illegal Action In Syria Your News Wire

Donald Trump warns Russia that Missiles are coming after Moscow vows to shoot them down The US president has warned Russia to get ready after Moscow said that their military reserves the right to shoot [...]

03:00

Atlantic conveyor belt' has slowed by 15% since mid-20th century RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The Atlantic Ocean current that brings warm water up to Europe from the tropics has... The post Atlantic conveyor belt' has slowed by 15% since mid-20th century appeared first on Carbon Brief.

03:00

Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Warm current that has historically caused dramatic changes in climate is experiencing an unprecedented slowdown and may be less stable than thought - with potentially severe consequencesThe warm Atlantic current linked to severe and abrupt changes in the climate in the past is now at its weakest in at least 1,600 years, new research shows. The findings, based on multiple lines of scientific evidence, throw into question previous predictions that a catastrophic collapse of the Gulf Stream [...]

02:59

MK Bhadrakumar: US attack on Syria would be futile Signs of the Times

The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Five countries supported the resolution with two permanent members - United States and Britain - opposing it. Earlier, a resolution on the same lines which was supported by Russia and China was also opposed by the US and Britain. This is a significant political and diplomatic victory for Russia insofar as only two other countries joined the US and Britain to oppose the Swedish resolution. Six countries abstained. The big question is whether this development portends an impending US attack on Syria, bypassing the UN. The UN has refused to confirm there has been any attack at all. Russia and Syrian government insist there has been no attack and have approached the Organization for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for an international investigation. The good thing is that the OPCW is deputing two teams of experts to go to Douma later this week. Russia has offered to give them full security protection. So Trump has a major decision to make. Logically, punishment follows a crime that has been committed and it seems no crime has been committed. This appears to be a false flag operation - that is, a fabrication with a view to trigger a sequence of events. That was how the US invaded Iraq in 2003 and it is an established fact today that Saddam Hussein did not have any program to develop weapons of mass destruction, as then US Secretary of State Colin Power had misled the UN Security Council. (Powell later admitted that he was misled by his own administration.)

02:58

The Case for America First' on the Korean Peninsula RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

"America First" used to mean keeping the military out of countries that don't threaten us. Trump's upended that, but now's the time to bring it back.

02:57

Putin says the world is getting more chaotic, but he hopes that common sense will prevail Signs of the Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope that "common sense" will eventually prevail in the modern world, which is becoming "more chaotic." The current international situation is very troubling, he added. "The state of world affairs invokes nothing but concerns, the situation in the world is becoming more chaotic," Putin said on Wednesday during a ceremony to welcome new ambassadors to Russia. "Nevertheless, we still hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will enter a constructive course, the entire world system will become more stable and predictable."

02:57

AI to police content and other revelations from Zuckerberg's Senate testimony Signs of the Times

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent five hours testifying to the Senate, defending the social network from charges of aiding 'Russian meddling' and even revealing a few trade secrets in the process. The marathon session on Tuesday involved members of the Senate Judiciary and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees. While the internet trolled Zuckerberg for using a booster seat and his meme-able, grade-school bowl haircut, Facebook's stocks had their best day in two years, with a 4.5 percent surge after weeks of decline. While Democrats seemed more concerned with passing new laws to regulate social media, Republicans asked pointed questions about Facebook's "policing" of content on the platform.

02:55

Two journalists assaulted in West Bengal state, India RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

New Delhi, April 11, 2018--Authorities in West Bengal state must identify and bring to justice those who assaulted Biplab Mondal, a photojournalist with the Times of India Kolkata city bureau, and Manas Chattopadhyay, a reporter with the regional ETV Bharat television channel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

02:52

Saudi Crown Princes Declaration About Israels Right to Palestanian Land Is No Surprise MintPress News

One hundred years after the disastrous Balfour Declaration, in which the British government lent its support to the campaign for a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, the adolescent aspirant to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, has affirmed this right. He added that the land belonged to the current generations forefathers, so they have the right to live there in peace and safety.

Bin Salman has also mentioned the possibility of future diplomatic and economic relations between the Kingdom and the self-declared Jewish state. Israel is a big economy compared to their [sic] size, he told The Atlantic, and its a growing economy, and of course there are a lot of interests we share with Israel and if there is peace, there would be a lot of interest between Israel and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

He displayed his good faith before a trip to America by allowing flights to Israel from India to fly through Saudi airspace. This may explain why Saudi Arabia played the role of proxy in the Tiran and Sanafir islands deal with Egypt to serve Israels interests, as the latter can engage in direct relations with countries that go beyond joint coordination on maritime borders and reach the level of a publically announced economic cooperation partnership.

The Crown Princes statements clear up any suspicion or doubt about where he stands (and with whom), and serve to confirm the reports exposing security cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, and high-level meetings by officials. Furthermore, he is known now to have made a visit to Israel (a move which is still surrounded by controversy) in order to submit his credentials to take over the Saudi throne.

Perhaps more dangerous than Bin Salmans recognition of the Israeli entity is his classification of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, as a terrorist organisation, despite the fact that the movement is a source of pride and honour for the Palestinians and only resists the occupation of their land, and nothing else. He has not condemned as terrorism Israels killing of more than 25 Palestinians and the wounding of more than 3,000 others in the peaceful Great March of Return. Instead, amid the violence, he said that Saudi Arabia and Israel are facing a common enemy.


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NGOs Denounce Tapajs Basin Intimidation, Violence, Brazil Inaction | The Guardian RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

By: Sue Branford & Mauricio TorresDate: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Published originally in Mongabay on April 4th, 2018 Thirty-eight national and international civil society organizations (CSOs), including social movements and NGOs, have condemned the Brazilian government and the builders of four Teles Pires River dams in the Amazon. The groups denounce the dam consortium for acts of intimidation against indigenous groups, especially involving the newly built So Manoel dam.This dam was [...]

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Sex Trades Female Victims: Spoiled Goods, Damaged Lives Truthdig RSS

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The women in the bar huddle together, talking and smoking, looking bored but tense. It is a hot evening in Phnom Penh, and I am in one of the notorious sex bar areas, hoping to find out all I can about commercial sexual exploitation in the country. I have gone undercover because the sex trade, whether legal or illegal, is driven and populated by dangerous criminals, and the women being sold are vulnerable and in danger.

I am in Phnom Penh at the beginning of my investigation into three countries: Cambodia, South Africa and Albania. All are notorious trafficking hotspotsas sending, transit and destination countries. Although I use traditional journalistic methods to gather my informationsetting up interviews with experts, visiting local brothels and red light districts and speaking with prostituted women, male sex buyers and pimpsI adopt false identities in order to observe the true picture. I have to be certain that nothing I do during the course of my investigations puts the exploited women and girls in further danger.

Trafficking is a terrible problem throughout Cambodia. It is one of the favored destinations for gangs selling female flesh. There are plenty of brothels; in every town and city and many of the villages, prostitution thrives. Sex tourism is big business, and the act of paying for sex is normalized and accepted throughout Cambodian society. However, prostituted women and girls are stigmatized and punished. Of a population of 15 million, a quarter of a million are thought to be victims of trafficking in Cambodia, and it is one of the worst countries when it comes to modern slavery. Most of the victims have been trafficked into prostitution.

Nearly half the women sold for sex in Svay Pak, a poor fishing village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, have been trafficked into prostitution. None of them want to be there, says my guide, Sunit. They are abused by police as well as the men who pay for them. They cant escape because they dont even have any documents to prove who they are. The traffickers bring women and girls from Vietnam and Cambodia to work in brothels and Eastern European women to serve as nightclub escorts. There also are illicit brothels from which children are sold.

During my time in Phnom Penh, my personafor the purpose of speaking to the women in the bars (who I have been told are desperate to migrate to the West)is that of the mother of a profoundly disabled young man who has never experienced sex. According to my story, my son Johnny had been in a serious car accident and I am his sole caregiver. I say that Johnny is desperate for a partner and I need someone to help me with caring duties.

It is a warm evening, and busy Street 172 is...

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