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Saturday, 23 September

01:30

Venezuela Has Officially Abandoned The Petrodollar Does This Make War With Venezuela More Likely? The Sleuth Journal

Venezuela Has Officially Abandoned The Petrodollar Does This Make War With Venezuela More Likely? | petrodollar | Economy & Business Sleuth Journal Special Interests War Propaganda World News

Venezuela is the 11th largest oil producing country in the entire world, and it has just announced that it is going to stop using the petrodollar.  Most Americans dont even know what the petrodollar is, but for those of you that do understand what I am talking about, this should send a chill up your spine.  The petrodollar is one of the key pillars of the global financial system, and it allows us to live a far higher standard of living than we actually deserve.  The dominance of the petrodollar has been very jealously guarded by our government in the past, and that is why many are now concerned that this move by Venezuela could potentially lead us to war.

I dont know why this isnt headline news all over the country, but it should be.  One of the few major media outlets that is reporting on this is the Wall Street Journal

The government of this oil-rich but struggling country, looking for ways to circumvent U.S. sanctions, is telling oil traders that it will no longer receive or send payments in dollars, people familiar with the new policy have told The Wall Street Journal.

Before we go any further, we should discuss what we mean by the petrodollar for those that are not familiar with the concept.  The following comes from an excellent article by Christopher Doran

In a nutshell, any country that wants to purchase oil from an oil producing country has to do so in U.S. dollars. This is a long standing agreement within all oil exporting nations, aka OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The UK for example, cannot simply buy oil from Saudi Arabia by exchanging Briti...

01:15

12 dead, 92 missing as flooding hits eastern Congo following torrential rain Signs of the Times

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. "The provisional toll after torrential rain hit the villages of Bihambwe and Matanda in Masisi Territory is 12 dead, 18 injured and 92 missing," said Julien Paluku, governor of Nord Kivu province, where the villages are located. The rain started on Tuesday, causing a river to flood, local residents told AFP. "The rain began in the afternoon, forcing those coming back from the fields to take shelter in homes near the river. The flooding caught them by surprise," said Joseph Ndabita, a resident of Bihambwe. He told AFP he had counted "10 bodies and (seen) others being swept away by the strong current towards the river."

01:15

The Morgan Freeman psy-op: The 'Deep State' has become increasingly desperate Signs of the Times

Morgan Freeman's latest publicly stunt permanently stained his legacy after the famous actor decided to join the fake news industry by passing off a blockbuster script as a true story. Morgan Freeman declared in his latest two-minute video that "We have been attacked. We are at war", but he's wrong in saying that Americans have been victimized by Russia, but should have rather told the truth that they're under attack by their own government. To channel Freeman, "Imagine this movie script", albeit modified to reflect real-life events instead of conspiratorial ones: A globalist power cabal made up of the permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (the "deep state"), in conjunction with the Democratic Party, "Cultural Marxist" professors, the Mainstream Media, and Hollywood have attacked American democracy using non-stop infowar operations against their own fellow citizens to spread propaganda and false information aimed at convincing people that the Republican candidate and future President of the United States is really a Russian puppet.

00:56

Greece Could Leave The EU: Why The Grexit Option Deserves Consideration MintPress News

Eight years into the deepest economic depression that an industrialized country has ever experienced, we are now being told that Greece is a success story. Having accepted the bitter medicine prescribed by the troikathe European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fundthe storyline today is that Greece is on the road to recovery, firmly within the European Union and the eurozone.

This narrative was recently echoed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his annual speech at the Thessaloniki Trade Fair, Greeces equivalent to the State of the Union address. In this speech, Tsipras triumphantly declared that talk of Grexitor a Greek departure from the eurozone and the EUhas been replaced by that of Grinvest.

Within such a context, there is seemingly no room for discussions about whether it is in Greeces best interest, even after so many years of implementing the troikas austerity diktats, to consider a departure from the eurozone and the EU. Indeed, the narrative is that the people of Greece overwhelmingly have never supported the prospect of Grexit.

All throughout the economic crisis in Greece, it has been reported that polls have consistently shown clear majorities favoring the countrys European trajectory and rejecting the possibility of a departure from the eurozone and EU.

So the Greeks want the euro at all costs, even if it means more harsh austerity measures and cuts to wages, pensions and social services. Or so we are told. These claims would be believable if they were the product of robust public debate and deliberation on the respective pros and cons of remaining within the European family or departing. But in Greece, and in most of the global mainstream media, there is no such debate and never has been.

Instead, what has taken place in Greece during the economic crisis has been the complete elimination from public debate of opponents of the prevalent economic and political doctrines. Those who oppose the eurozone, the EU, or simply the austerity measures, are stamped with the scarlet letter of being nationalists, xenophobes, or fascists. Such rhetoric became even more polarized following the Brexit referendum result. The Brexit result and the rise of populism have themselves been demonized, while poll results that contradict the mainstream narrative are habitually buried by the supposedly objective major media outlets.

Following the first installment of this series in which the less-than-democratic roots of the EU, the zeal with which the EU is lionized by the global media today, the EUs presen...

00:53

Lightning strike kills civil servant in Kwara, Nigeria Signs of the Times

A 47-year-old civil servant, Salami Adekunle, was on Thursday struck to death by lightning in Oro, Kwara State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. NAN gathered that the deceased was, until his demise, a staff of the Registry Department of the College of Education, Oro, in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. The deceased was said to be leaving the institution's examination office for the registry department at about 10a.m. when the incident happened during a downpour. The body of the deceased, who hailed from Ilesa in Osun State, was sighted lying on the spot of the incident.

00:46

Venezuelan Dictator Calls Trump The New Hitler World Truth.TV

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro lashed out at President Trump following his blistering UN speech Tuesday, calling him the new Hitler of international politics. The scathing remarks by the socialist dictator were retaliation for Trumps comments about Venezuelas faithful implementation of socialism which have resulted in riots, mass starvation, and bankruptcy in the country. The problem []

00:38

Miraculous Healing Using the Mind Alone is Possible Heres Why Wake Up World

September 23rd, 2017 By Carolanne Wright Contributing writer for Wake Up World Dr. Joe Dispenza has an impressive background studying biochemistry at Rutgers University with a focus on neuroscience, graduating magna cum laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University in Georgia, and postgraduate education spanning neuroscience, memory formation, cellular biology, and aging and []

00:36

Ill Kill You: Duterte Vows To Have Son Murdered If Drug Trafficking Allegation True World Truth.TV

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not hesitate to have his own son murdered if allegations of his involvement in a $125-million drug shipment prove to be true. He has also vowed to protect the police who kill him. I said before my order was: If I have children who are into drugs, kill []

00:30

4 Sugar Alternatives That Wont Poison You The Sleuth Journal

4 Sugar Alternatives That Won't Poison You | DietWithoutDeprivation | General Health Special Interests Toxins

You may think that staying slim and eating healthfully means NO sweets, but guess what? There are natural and delicious sweeteners that wont wreck your diet, and are even GOOD for you!

No arena of health and wellness is more debatable than what we should be eating. Looking back through time, the foods that constitute a healthy diet have changed so dramatically, you can literally mark the passage of time by the coming and going of dietary fads.

  • Weight-loss clubs and diet pill popping in the 1970s
  • Cabbage soup and liquid diets in the 80s
  • The Zone and blood-type diets (along with lawsuits related to diet pills!) in the 90s
  • In the aughts, Atkins and gluten-free
  • In the 2010s, its Paleo, raw, and local

Despite this obsessive focus on what to eat, Americans are fatter and in many ways, unhealthier than ever before[1]In 2016, two-thirds of the adult population were considered overweight or obese, according to a U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services study[2]. This health epidemic spans ethnic and cultural boundaries, and is affecting more adults and children every year.

One factor that is contributing to Americas growing problem with weight is our obsession with sugar. You probably dont need to see the results of a clinical study to believe that the more sugary calories you consume, the greater your risks of obesity[3]. What you may not k...

00:30

That Cuban Sonic Weapon Mystery Just Became More Mysterious The Event Chronicle

By Joseph P. Farrell

If youve been following that strange mystery surrounding the so-called sonic weapon attacks on the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, then the story just became a whole lot stranger with this article that was discovered and shared by Mr. B:

US diplomat in Cuba claims he was attacked in bed after walking through some invisible wall

What intrigues me here is a hypothesis I first advanced a few days ago in another blog on this mystery, namely, that this story might somehow be related to the strange ramming incidents of U.S. naval vessels the John McCain and the Fitzgerald which occurred near Singapore and Japan, respectively.

Theres a bit more information in this article that might tend to corroborate my high octane speculations in this regard. In my previous speculations, I have entertained various ideas that might account for the strange rammings of the missile frigates, namely (1) some sort of directed interference upon the electronics systems of the ships, via either (a) remote electromagnetic targeting of specific systems or (b) hacking of the systems through compromised hardware and/or software,; or (c) remote triggering of covertly implanted flaws in the hardware or commands in the software. But Ive also advanced the idea that (2) one might not rule out the idea that the crews of the ships themselves were targeted by some sort of mind manipulation technologies. Recall in this respect that one member of the Fitzgerald stated that he felt mystified, a state of mind indicating confusion, inability to take decisions, and perhaps even confusion over reading whatever electronic equipment he might have been responsible for. The Navy seems to have opted for an incompetence and inadequate training explanation, as youll recall, but it is to be noted that this explanation could be masking precisely the more sinister possibility of mind manipulation technologies.

So back to Mr. B.s shared article. Consider the following:

Aside from their homes, officials said Americans were attacked in at least one hotel, a fact not previously disclosed. An incident occurred on an upper floor of the recently...

00:20

Angry Trump Tweets Response To Madman Kim Jong Un Your News Wire

The tit-for-tat war of words between Kim Jong-un and President Trump is turning ugly, with the latter now calling the former madman after being labelled as a barking dog. Donald Trump will pay dearly for [...]

00:09

Satanic Fashion Show Inside a Church at London Fashion Week cryptogon.com

Via: Vigilant Citizen: Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglus presented her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at London Fashion Week and it was nothing less than a satanic Black Mass. Indeed, the event took place at the altar of St Andrew Church in London and incorporated heavy occult and satanic symbolism. In short, the event summed up everything the []

00:09

Boy attacked by shark off Gran Canaria Signs of the Times

A shark my have been responsible for badly injuring the foot and leg of a boy as he surfed off a Spanish beach. Pictures of his mutilated foot show tooth-like marks on his leg as well. It is not clear how the unnamed youth sustained his injuries - with no explanation provided by the authorities. The Spanish media has only reported that the incident happened off the island of Gran Canaria. Local officials say that although they were informed of a shark sighting a few days ago, they did not treat the report as being significant. The Gran Canaria government says that it will now conduct an inspection of the area to ensure the safety of swimmers.

00:07

Facebook helps Rohingya genocide in Myanmar Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

11 September 2017

The United Nations has described the reported atrocities [against] the Rohingya Muslim minority community in Myanmar as nothing short of ethnic cleansing.

Rohingya villages in Myanmar are either burned to the ground or are still in flames.

Al Jazeeras Divya Gopalan reports from Balukhali Camp in Bangladesh, where the large numbers of refugees arriving daily are putting a strain on resources.

According to Dutch NOS TV today, Facebook corporation has decided to block messages by the Rohingya ARSA rebels from Myanmar (Burma). These rebels arose in reaction to the oppression and violence by the Myanmar dictatorship against the Rohingya national minority.

Facebook claims ARSA are terrorists.

The NOS writes (translated):

Facebook and Twitter are widely used in Myanmar for dissemination of information, also by the army. As far as known, messages by the army and government are not banned by Facebook.

Apparently, according to the Facebook censors, governments cannot be terrorist except, maybe, governments which the United States government hates and may want to start a humanitarian regime change war against.

However, the Myanmar government and armed forces are not in that category,...

00:03

Ship Officers Accused of Robbing Guests of Casino Winnings Cruise Law News

Two cruise ship officers are accused of robbing guests who reportedly won over a million dollars from the ship's casino. The incident reportedly occurred several weeks ago on an unnamed cruise ship while it was docked in Piraeus, Greece.

Cruise CasinoA newspaper in Greece reports that over the course of two nights, two Bulgarian passengers gambled in the ship's casino and won over $1,000,000 dollars. After their big night of winning, the guests cashed in their winnings ($1,030,.000) and returned to their staterooms. The newspaper explains that an hour later, one of the guests alleges that he was attacked and robbed by two ship officers (reportedly a Canadian and an Israeli officer), who stole $430,000 in cash from the guest's cabin safe. The guest reported the incident to the ship and the port authority. 

Local police boarded the ship and arrested the two officers who reportedly had $430,000 in cash with them. However, the officers claim that the guests, who were not arrested, were cheating and the officers were simply obtaining the illegal proceeds back from the guests. 

Hat tip to the popular Crew Center for first reporting the bizarre story to the cruise community. 

The newspaper in Greece did not disclose the name of the cruise line or cruise ship where the incident occurred.

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Friday, 22 September

23:48

How to Disappear an Activist (Or, Where IS Andy Ostrowski?) Activist Post

By Janet Phelan As reported here, activist attorney Andy Ostrowski was taken into custody by the Wilkes-Barre, PA police department on September 19, for a...

23:46

Nuclear future ? blogfactory

Producer Marc Steinmeyer

Nuclear Power in the European Union

The EU depends on nuclear power for more than one-quarter of its electricity, and a higher proportion of base-load power. 

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23:41

How Profit Deals With Protest: The Disappearance Of Argentinian Activist Santiago Maldonado MintPress News

Over 40 days have passed since the forced disappearance of Argentinian activist Santiago Maldonado. President Mauricio Macris government appears to be more preoccupied with protecting the impunity of the Argentine Military Police, also known as the gendarmerie, than with listening to the demands for Maldonados release or at least for information on his whereabouts and condition being made by a mobilized populace.

Maldonado was detained and disappeared on August 1 while participating in a protest in Chubut calling for the release of Mapuche leader of the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM), Facundo Jones Huala. Jones had been detained upon extradition requests by Chile. Both Argentina and Chile have labeled Jones a terrorist, on account of his resistance activities against capitalist exploitation of ancestral Mapuche territory.

The group of activists together with Maldonado, who blocked the road during the protest, were accosted by the Argentine Gendarmerie, who fired rubber bullets at the activists upon orders given by the Security Minister, Patricia Bullrich.

According to witnesses, Maldonado was beaten by the military police and forced into a van. His whereabouts and fate remain unknown. Matias Santana, who testified before Judge Guido Otranto on September 5, stated that he watched through binoculars as Maldonado was beaten and taken away by the military police to an undisclosed location.

 

Mobilization met with disinformation

...

23:25

Planned U.S. 'humanitarian intervention' in Venezuela means "provoking armed confrontation" Signs of the Times

Translation by Tortilla con Sal. As Southern Command chief Admiral Kurt Tidd put it, "The growing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela could make necessary a regional response." The military option against Venezuela mentioned recently by President Donald Trump has been active since even before he made his remarks. In an unconventional warfare scenario, conventional military action as such is not to be expected. The Petri dish nutrient is "humanitarian crisis" cultured by agents of anti-Chavismo both nationally and internationally. Unusual and extraordinary military exercises The number of U.S.-led military exercises is growing all the time covering various aspects of warfare, but it is noteworthy that the "humanitarian" component is always present, even when the substantive contribution of U.S. armed forces in dealing with natural disasters with tragic consequences is unknown. What happened in Houston, Texas, is just one example. A combined exercise was held last June in Barbados "to improve the collective ability of defense forces and police to counteract international organized crime and carry out humanitarian relief/disaster operations." Based in Barbados' capital Bridgetown, this international exercise in maritime security and disaster response, titled, "Caribbean Tradewinds 2017," involved 20 countries, including Mexico.

23:12

Show Your Face Or Face A Fine: Austrian Authorities Distribute Flyers About Burqa Ban World Truth.TV

As less than two weeks remain until the ban on Muslim face veils comes into force in Austria, the authorities decided to inform the citizens and foreign nationals about it once again by issuing statements and distributing flyers. The Anti-Face-Veiling Act prohibits covering facial features in public by clothes or other objects in such a []

23:02

North Korea Warns Its About To Detonate H-Bomb Over The Pacific World Truth.TV

Kim Jong-un has made another threat directed at President Donald Trump claiming he will detonate a deadly H-Bomb over the Pacific. The threat from North Korea was in response to Trumps earlier warning that America would totally destroy North Korea if the regime attacked the U.S or its allies. The North Korean leader also threatened to tame []

22:58

Uber Kicked Out Of London For Not Playing By The Book Your News Wire

Transport for London will not renew Ubers private hire operator licence when it expires on September 30, citing safety reasons. TFL issued a statement on Friday saying the ride-hailing app is not fit and proper [...]

22:55

Will Opioid Lawsuits By County Officials Against Big Pharma Set Legal Precedent To Sue Vaccine Makers? Activist Post

By Catherine J. Frompovich They know what theyve been doing. Theyve been misrepresenting the dangers of these dangerous addictive drugs for years. State Rep....

22:54

Documentary Sheds Light on Toxic Household Products Waking Times Media

Dr. Mercola, articles.mercola
Waking Times

Story at-a-glance

  • U.S. manufacturers of baby-care, household and personal care products are not required to fully disclose toxic ingredients, even if those ingredients could be hazardous to your health
  • The word fragrance is a catch-all term that refers not to a single ingredient but rather one or more of nearly 3,000 synthetic chemicals that may damage your health
  • U.S. trade organizations, such as the American Chemistry Council, spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually to aggressively back manufacturers in a joint effort to conceal toxic ingredients

A family-oriented documentary called Stink!1 shines a bright light on the unregulated use of toxic chemicals in U.S. consumer products, from baby wipes and shampoo to floor cleaners and laundry detergents.

The idea for the film originated from director Jon Whelans experience in tracking down the source of a strong chemical odor that wafted off new pajamas hed purchased for his two young daughters.

After discovering the toxic stench was a trade secret held by the parent company of popular American tween store Justice, Whelan began investigating the fragrance industry, which he suggests is valued at $100 billion.

What Whelan found is that manufacturers, with the aggressive backing of the chemical industry, routinely conceal thousands of potentially toxic ingredients in the baby care, household and personal care products you and your family use every day.

They do so by using the term fragrance, which is entirely free of government oversight and safety regulations.2

Lack of regulation means that when you see the word fragrance on product labels, it does not refer to a single ingredient, but likely dozens of toxic chemicals in combination.

For example, S.C. Johnsons fresh citrus blossom-scented Glade PlugIns oil refill contains a whopping 60 chem...

22:53

Illuminati Themed Fashion Show Held At London Catholic Church World Truth.TV

St. Andrews Church used as location for black mass fashion show A troupe of models pranced the runway inside of a Catholic church while rocking Turkish fashion designer Dilara Findikoglus Illuminati-inspired line for Fashion Week. ====================== The Grand Finale THANK YOU to the head witch of the coven @elliegracecumming Leonard Autie @cyndiaharvey Leonardo da vinci []

22:52

Return Of The Warrior - Lily Kolosova After the Shift

 

Unless youre an Ostrich with your head buried in the sand, youll notice that after the
Solar Eclipse of August 21, things have heated up with no pun intended. But how much of this is due to organic causes, and how much is actually part of an A.I. repeater program? Lily Kolosova joined us tonight to bridge the gaps of the sum total of knowledge/inner gnosis we have about the A.I. and to help us further understand the difference between Biological consciousness and the Organic consciousness, and of #RAwConsciousness and what people have termed Source.


Interview starts at the 1 hour mark. http://tfrlive.com/return-of-the-warrior-and-how-to-access-raw-consciousness-with-lily-kolosova/

22:48

Nestl Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For cryptogon.com

Via: Bloomberg: The companys operation in Michigan reveals how its dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. The Michigan operation is only one small part of Nestl, the worlds largest food and beverage company. But it illuminates how Nestl has come to dominate a controversial industry, spring by []

22:47

Uber is stripped of its licence in London after TFL rules it is unfit to operate blogfactory

 

If this decision stands, it will put more than 40,000 licensed drivers out of work

  • Decision means 40,000 drivers will stop operating for firm from September 30
  • Transport for London says company not fit and proper due to safety concerns
  • Uber claims the ruling shows that London is closed to innovative companies
  • Bombshell decision splits capital with critics celebrating and passengers upset
  • Business group brands ruling Luddite amid fears for finances of drivers
  • Company, which has 3.5million customers, vows to appeal the decision in court

Uber was sensationally stripped of its licence to work in London by the citys transport authority today.

Transport for London (TfL) announced the firm which has between 30,000 and 40,000 drivers would be barred from working in the city due to its approach to reporting criminal offences.

Passengers are outraged by the bombshell decision, which they say will leave them unable to afford late-night lifts home and will put thousands of drivers out of work.

Others have insisted the Luddite move will send out a message that Britain is not open to new technological innovations.

But critics of Uber insist it has failed to properly vet its drivers and is an example of the so-called gig economy that gives workers no employment rights.

The firm has vowed to appeal the decision, heralding a bitter legal battle which could have implications around the world.

Transport for London said: TfL considers that Ubers approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications. 

Mayor of Sadiq Khan, who was not involved in the decision but supports it, said: All companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect particularly when it comes to the safety of customers.

...

22:38

Blue jays against green heron in the USA Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Blue Jay Mob Attacks Green Heron A Mini-Documentary

20 September 2017

A Blue Jay Wolf Pack surrounds a much larger Green Heron hunting behind the Backyard and mercilessly attacks and harasses it until it moves on. Unlike perching hawks and eagles which are slow the nimble Green Heron is one bird that can take out a Blue Jay that gets too close with its sword tip sharp bill attached to a neck that can strike far and lighting fast.

The Blue Jays seem to know how dangerous this big bird is and display unusual behavior in confronting it. They are quiet and surround it just like a pack of wolves taking turns attacking it so the Heron cant focus on one bird to strike and kill. One of the most fascinating encounters Ive ever seen in the Backyard.

You may think of Herons as hunting fish etc in the water, but they are also quite adept at hunting in the trees above and around the wetlands as this one is doing. Snakes, frogs, baby squirrels, rats and mice and smaller birds are all on the menu. The Blue Jays continue to be the protectors of their own family, but also many other creatures of the Backyard, this aspect of their place in nature is often not known or overlooked.

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22:37

I Am the President Outside the Reality Machine

I Am the President

by Jon Rappoport

Copyright 2017 by Jon Rappoport

Today, in a Chicago courtroom, famous mob lawyer John Q broke down during the defense of his client, and as one observer put it, he began speaking in tongues. The judge called a halt to the proceeding, and security guards hauled Q off to a local hospital for treatment

JOHN Q: Its good to be here in the Oval Office, my fellow Americans. It feels like sugar. Or ice cream. Or a good shot of Irish whiskey. Im your leader now. Were going to do great things together. Were going to take the game to a whole new level. The Reality were all used to is going away. A new one is floating in. I know that. Ive been there. And THERE has a certain kind of beauty, like a graphic novel or a comic book. Isnt that what we all want?

PSYCHIATRIST: All right, John Q. I know who you are. Do you understand? Follow me here. Youre a well-known attorney who defends major traffickers. You win most, you lose a few. So what could the problem be? Sounds like youre doing well.

JOHN Q: I have a parallel life.

PSYCHIATRIST: Really.

JOHN Q: For instance, right now, Im the President, and Im talking to another shrink about my problems.

PSYCHIATRIST: Interesting. Tell me about this other shrink

(cut to)

SHRINK: You actually claim youre the President.

JOHN Q: Were sitting here in the Oval Office, arent we?

SHRINK: You are. Im somewhere else.

JOHN Q: I didnt ask for this. Im a victim.

SHRINK: Maybe youre a machine.

JOHN Q: A piece of artificial intelligence.

SHRINK: Yes.

JOHN Q: Im not feeling that.

SHRINK: Tell me a story, John Q. Any story. Lets try to unravel this mess.

JOHN Q: Lets see.

He went all the way out, floating above thousands of tiny mirrors in an ocean of surveillance.

He plunged into deeper layers where avid machinery was spinning. Squeaky fingers slid along him, and he grew cold in the submarine depths.

IM PUSHING ALL THE SOLACE BUTTONS AND WANDERING THROUGH A BIG-TIME FOREST OF VEGAS OVER AND UNDER ON MY LIFE EXPECTANCY. I COULD BE DEAD ALREADY. HARD TO SAY.

What did the Design want with him?

The chill passed.

Better, he thought, luxuriating in a) dark baronial calm, b) uterine perfection, c) summer childhood bedroom closet.

He was suddenly in the cabin of a private jet. On a table, he saw a team of small glass angels, a China cup worn yellow, and a framed photo of Al Capone sitting on the toilet in his Palm Springs suite.

And then identity shattered into a thousand pieces. The lights of an enormous city loomed up under him, pulling the fragments down into liquor stores, newspaper racks, dark alleys, hotel rooms.

A news screen sto...

22:33

Kim: Deranged Trump will pay dearly for his North Korea threats blogfactory

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says US President Donald Trump will pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, as the two sides keep trading barbs in a heated standoff that has overshadowed this years United Nations General Assembly.

Kims remarks came after Trump said in his Tuesdays debut UN speech that the US had the means to totally destroy the North if all other ways to denuclearize Pyongyang failed.

Calling the American president deranged, Kim said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency early on Friday that he was thinking hard about his response to Trumps threat.

Describing Trump as a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire, Kim said that the businessman-turned-president was unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country.

The standoff between North Korea and the US over the formers ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs reached its peak after Pyongyang detonated its sixth nuclear bomb and test-fired a number of missiles over the past weeks.

Trumps threats at the UN did not go down well with traditional US allies like the UK, France and Germany, which have all called for diplomatic solutions while supporting more economic sanctions.

Russia dismisses military hysteria on N Korea

Earlier on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also responded to Trumps threats of war against North Korea, dismissing them in an indirect jab as military hysteria.

We resolutely condemn the nuclear and missile adventures of Pyongyang, but military hysteria is not just an impasse it is disaster, Lavrov said at the General Assembly.

The Russian foreign minister stressed that there was no alternative to political and diplomatic ways of settling the nuclear situation on the Korean Peninsula, and called on the international community to support a joint Russian-Chinese proposal for talks to defuse the crisis.

...

22:30

Penguin: US Dollars Shut Out of Russian Seaports Public Intelligence Blog

Putin orders end to trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the Kremlin website.

22:25

Jim Carrey: Apples New iPhone Is Designed To Enslave Humanity World Truth.TV

Movie star Jim Carrey has spoken out to expose Apples latest iteration of its hugely popular iPhone, to reveal that its new Face ID technology was designed to enslave humanity. The actor stated that his days of using products by the Californian company are over after learning that their devices are being used to usher in []

22:24

Joy Divisions Ian Curtis commits suicide blogfactory

Ian was ill and very confused at the time

Ian was very ill with epilepsy when we were recording the Closer album. He was having a lot of blackouts. There was one horrible occasion where he was missing for two hours in the studio. I went in the toilet and there he was spark out on the floor hed had a fit and split his head open...

22:20

Cannabis Beats Incurable Brain Tumor After Chemo Fails Waking Times Media

Tracey Watson,  Natural News
Waking Times

A Scottish woman given just months to live back in 2013 claims that she has cannabis oil to thank for the fact that she has been in remission for nearly four years. After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Lynn Cameron was subjected to the usual assault of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but to no avail scans revealed no change, and doctors gave her between six and 18 months to live.

In desperation, Lynn eliminated sugar and processed foods from her diet (which was the best thing she could have done), and started researching alternative treatments. Initially skeptical about the healing powers of cannabis oil but feeling that she had nothing to lose, Lynn decided to give it a shot. Her results were nothing short of miraculous.

The Daily Mail recently reported that after suffering a sudden seizure in November 2013, Lynn was rushed to Glasgows Southern General Hospital, where it was determined that she had a brain tumor; she was scheduled for surgery on December 16. The surgery was not a success, however, and doctors informed her that they had been unable to get the tumor out in its entirety, that her cancer was at stage 4, and that she was terminal. (Related: Learn more about cancer prevention and treatment and all the latest medical breakthroughs at Oncology.news.)

Though she initially tried conventional treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, when nothing else worked, Lynn overcame her earlier skepticism and decided to try cannabis oil.

Lynn ensured that the cannabis oil quickly and effectively entered her bloodstream by placing the drops directly under her tongue.

She told the Daily Record, I found it hard to believe that it would cure brain cancer so advanced. Each scan I received after...

22:15

Mongoose: Israel First False Flag Alert Public Intelligence Blog

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Israels Geopolitical Gut Check

A once favorable balance of power has shifted, clipping Tel Avivs wings.

As these countries move forward to extinguish regional terrorism and reconstruct their infrastructure and societies, the Israelis will be left out in the cold.

Phi Beta Iota: We predict several false flag operations by the Mossad, including one in the USA with active support of American Zio-Cons.

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22:10

Vital Border Crossing Finally Reopened blogfactory

In the photo: Gregory Forgrave, Product Manager Government Services, and Ayman Ibrahim, Jordan Country Manager, heading to the reopened borders in Jordan.
JORDAN - September 19, 2017 After years of waiting, the border crossing between Jordan and Iraq will finally reopen. The impact of the closing to the land transport sector has been severe as companies, such as Move One, have had to find alternative, longer and more challenging routes.
Move One and its clients have been directly affected by this closure since mid-2015. The opening allows a safe, direct 550 kilometer highway from the border directly to Baghdad.
Two of Move Ones senior managers recently visited the area to have a first-hand look at the reopened border. Move One is pleased to announce that transit to Western, Central and Southern Iraq has already begun. The speed and ease of transit, especially from the Red Sea port of Aqaba port will greatly improve. The port of Aqaba has long served as a gateway for transit coming from Europe.
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22:09

Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon To Black Out North Korea Your News Wire

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis considers using kinetic energy weapons on North Korea as a safer alternative to nukes or high explosives. By Aaron Kesel: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday [...]

22:06

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Calls For Extradition of CDC Vaccine Criminal Mastermind Poul Thorsen To Face Charges of Criminal Scientific Misconduct World Truth.TV

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. With an overwhelming body of evidence, RFK Jr is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action and extradite Poul Thorsen so []

22:04

Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria blogfactory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims his country will deploy troops to Syrias Idlib region as part of the Astana agreement with Iran and Russia on de-escalation zones.

Erdogan said in a Thursday interview with Reuters, Under the agreement, Russians are maintaining security outside Idlib and Turkey will maintain the security inside Idlib region.

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Turks..on the way..into Syria

Turkey, Russia and Iran act as guarantor states in the Syria peace process which has been underway between the Syrian government and the armed opposition in the Kazakh capital, Astana, since January.

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22:00

Koko: False Memory Syndrome Mind Control, Pedophilia, and the US Court System as a Cover-Up Tool for Elite Pedophiles Public Intelligence Blog

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False Memory Syndrome: Mind Control and Pedophilia

The False Memory Syndrome has come under fire from many over the months since pedogate/pizzagate broke. It was founded by accused pedophiles and its Scientific Advisory Board includes an impressive number of military intelligence and MKULTRA linked doctors. Its members have been called as expert witnesses in many legal cases, ranging from the trial of Patty Hearst to the dismissal of sex abuse victims and setting a legal precedent to have child sex abuse victims taken from their parents and placed with their abuser. Their influence on the American legal system in thinly veiled advocacy for pedophilia should be considered a crime against humanity. These individuals were not only advocating for pedophilia, they were actively destroying the lives of victims of sex abuse, and on top of that, creating a legal precedent for this abuse to continue with no recourse for victims and families to seek justice.

Phi Beta Iota: The misbehavior of the US Chamber of Commerce and Justice Powell in setting the stage for CITIZENS UNITED, is another example of how the US Court System is manipulated and used to favor the 1% against the 99%. A t...

21:55

In Florida its Illegal to Power Your Home with Solar PanelsThanks to Lobbying Waking Times Media

Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times

With roughly 1.5 million Floridians initially without electricity from the damage inflicted on Floridas energy infrastructure, many in the Sunshine State are now questioning why its so difficult for people to utilize solar energy.

The simple answer is that one of the major electrical suppliers in the state Florida Power and Light (FPL) has utilized a massive lobbying campaign, directed at state lawmakers, to create legal barriers to disallow people from powering their own homes with solar panels without being subject to power companies.

In fact, current Florida state law makes it illegal.

This is the definition of crony capitalism. Companies lobby government officials, who then vote in favor of the corporate position  often for a quid pro quo in the form of financial support for the officials reelection campaign.

Any solar panels erected on a home must be connected to the local electrical power grid.

So, if you want to build an off the grid home  it is illegal to install solar panels on your home.

Just ask Robert Tarr who, according to WFTV, spent more than $60,000 for a system of 32 solar panels for his roof. But even though his house can generate enough electricity to run indefinitely without being hooked to a power company, legally, he still has to be connected and pay the Leesburg Electric Department for power he doesnt even need.

So you can be completely free of the grid?  Channel 9s Jamie Holmes asked.

Yes, Tarr said.

But they make you attach to the grid, Holmes asked.

Yes, Tarr said. I have a problem with it, OK? I think if I want to be totally independent of them, I should be allowed to be, Tarr said.

If Tarr were to stop paying his electric bill, reports WFTV, he said Leesburg would shut off his power. City officials could also revoke his certificate of occupancy for not being hooked up to the system.

So, if this family wanted to de...

21:54

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21:41

Syrian Army takes control of oilfields blogfactory

Oilfields and a natural gas-processing plant southeast of the Deir-ez-Zor airbase have come under the control of the Syrian Army, RIA Novosti reports.

It was also reported, that advance detachments of the Syrian Army have taken control of the strategically-important hills near the Karrum Mountain ridge to the southeast of the Deir ez-Zor air force base. An RT contributor on scene confirmed the information.

WATCH MORE: Syrian army secures full control of key highway linking Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra

The terrorists are resisting fiercely, bombarding the advanced detachments of the Syrian Army with mortars, heavy machine guns and sniper rifles, RIA Novosti reports.

The artillery of the Syrian Army is destroying the firing positions of Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL), supporting the advancement of the army and allied forces to Deir ez-Zor.

Last week the Syrian Army, supported by Russian forces from the air, finally managed to break the siege of an important airbase, Deir ez-Zor, retaking it from IS.

On September 9, following a massive airstrike by the Russian Air Force, Syrian government forces overcame the fierce resistance of ISIL terrorists in the area surrounding an airfield to the southeast of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian ministry said in a statement.

Syrian state TV reported that the Teym oilfield was recaptured from IS. This eastern part of Syria is an oil-rich area. IS ammunition warehouses were identified by the Syrian Air Force during the operation, Syrian Army General Ahmad Sulaiman told RT, saying that the military also listened in to meetings in which the terrorists planned attacks inside and around Deir ez-Zor.

With the help of Russian air power, the Syrian Air Force struck these places ahead of the arrival of Syrian government troops. This weakened ISILs ability to attack and to call in reinforcements from Raqqa and Palmyra, the Syrian Army commander said.

In June, IS controlled around a quarter of the country. In the past three months, IS has lost around half of those territories, however. It still partly holds territories near Hama and Homs in western Syria.

Some 40 IS terrorists, including the so-called emir of Deir ez-Zor, were killed as Russian warplanes struck and wiped out an underground command center and communication unit near the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said last Friday.

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21:40

RFK Jr. calls for extradition of Poul Thorsen to face criminal scientific misconduct charges Signs of the Times

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. With an overwhelming body of evidence, RFK Jr is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take action and extradite Poul Thorsen so he can face up to his numerous crimes. In a statement, RFK Jr declared, "World Mercury Project calls upon Attorney General Jeff Sessions to extradite Thorsen back to the U.S. to face prosecution. We also call upon Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to retract the Thorsen-affiliated autism research papers that are the fruit of illegally conducted research." What has World Mercury Project (WMP) uncovered? In addition to evidence of criminal activity, new findings by WMP show that Thorsen and his team never obtained permission from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to do their studies, published in 2002 by the New England Journal of Medicine and in 2003 by the journal Pediatrics. As WMP explains, this alone detracts from the validity of their research, but to make matters worse, records indicate that the CDC was complicit in covering up this little "mistake." According to the WMP report, CDC staff realized that no IRB approval had ever been granted for Thorsen's research, but the error was simply ignored and the studies were never retracted. Freedom of Information Act documents show that supervisors at the CDC looked the other way and actively tried to conceal what transpired.

21:38

Emir of Deir ez-Zor among ISIS commanders killed in bunker by Russian airstrike blogfactory

Some 40 Islamic State terrorists, including the so-called emir of Deir ez-Zor are said to have been killed as Russian warplanes struck and wiped out an underground command center and communication unit near the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russias Su-34 and Su-35 fighter jets scrambled from Khmeimim Air Base in Syrias Latakia province hit a high-profile gathering of Islamic States (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) field commanders on September 5, the ministry said. It noted that the Russian Air Force was acting upon the intelligence it received from several sources indicating that a meeting of senior IS militants was about to take place in one of the underground command centers on the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor.

The militants were set to discuss ways to fend off the offensive by the Syrian forces, which were making rapid gains toward the city, which had been besieged by IS for three years.

As result of the airstrike at least 40 IS members, including four field commanders, were killed on the spot. An underground command center and terrorist communication hub were destroyed.

The effective actions of the Russian Air Force speeded up the lifting of a siege from the city of Deir ez-Zor and allowed the Syrian troops to begin liberating the city, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Among the senior militants killed is internationally wanted Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali (also known as Tirad Al-Jarba), the self-proclaimed emir of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that the militants death has been confirmed.    

 

Al-Shimali, an Iraqi-born Saudi citizen and a former Al-Qaeda member, pledged his allegiance to ISIS in 2015 and later became notorious for being the one in charge of smuggling foreign fighters into its territory.

In 2015, the US State Department offered a bounty of up to $5 million for information leading to al-Shimalis capture and arrest, while describing him a key leader in ISILs Immigration and Logistics Committee coordinating smuggling activities, financial transfers, and the movement of supplies into Syria and Iraq from Europe, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Apart from smuggling recruits into Syria, al-Shimali was also believed by several European intelligence agencies to be involved in the November 2015 Paris attacks, the ministry added. French investigators had previously determined, according to media reports, that at least three of the attackers arrived in France via migrant routes, with at least one of them getting a fake passport from his IS handlers.

Another top IS commander, Gulmurod Khalimov, IS war minister from Taji...

21:35

Volkswagen pollution stopped by Greenpeace Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from England says about itself:

VW port at KENT stormed by GREENPEACE Activists

21 September 2017

Greenpeace at Port of Sheerness in Kent, Thursday, to point at the import of Volkswagen diesel vehicles from Germany.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Delivery denied

Friday 22nd September 2017

Greenpeace activists block shipment of thousands of polluting VW motors

A CARGO ship carrying thousands of Volkswagen diesel-fuelled cars to Britain was forced to sail to another port yesterday after it was seized by environmental activists.

Around 25 protesters used kayaks and boats to reach the 23,000-ton car carrier in Sheerness Port in Kent at around 8.30am, environmental group Greenpeace said.

They climbed the ship and hung from the 27m-high unloading door, vowing to remain until Volkswagen takes its toxic cars back to Germany.

The ship turned around and sailed to Margate with the protesters still hanging on, according to the charity.

It was revealed in 2015 that Volkswagen had deliberately set its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests while in the lab, keeping pollution to its stated limits, but then spewing out up to 40 times as much filth during real-world driving.

It affected 1.2 million...

21:31

Pepe Escobar: Trump and the art of unraveling the Iran deal Signs of the Times

Contrary to a barrage of spin, the P5+1 meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to assess implementation of the Iran nuclear deal did not go especially well, as diplomats confirmed to Asia Times. US secretary of state Rex Tillerson was forced to concede Tehran is abiding by the deal. But once again he hammered the new US meme - now it's about Iran not fulfilling "expectations." At a tense table, Tillerson - for the first time - met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. At least the spin was not explosive. "There was no yelling," he said later. "We didn't throw shoes at one another. It was not an angry tone at all." EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini - not exactly the brightest bulb in the room - was compelled to stress there was no doubt the deal was being respected. She even warned, "all member states are considered to be bound by its implementation. The international community cannot afford to dismantle an agreement that is working and delivering."

21:23

United with Russia: Chinese FM Wang Yi tells UN General Assembly "aggression is not in the Chinese genes" Signs of the Times

It was a serendipitous occasion that while the order of speakers at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly is chosen at random, that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was scheduled to speak directly after his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavov. This gave the world the opportunity to see just how united Russia and China are on the most important elements of modern geo-political affairs and peace keeping issues. Foreign Minister Wang opened his speech by praising the role of the United Nations for preventing full-scale wars which dominated the first half of the 20th century. He then praised the development of the multi-polar world which he characterised as the domineering force in modern global cooperation.

21:21

High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government Waking Times Media

Aaron Kesel, Activist Post
Waking Times

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel. Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the presidents secret army which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people dont know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employers office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the States Secret Privilege law.

The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied i...

21:17

Air Force cadet praised for his work with rape prevention programs charged with sexually assaulting man Signs of the Times

An Air Force Academy cadet, praised for his work with rape prevention programs, could be court martialled and jailed for up to 20 years if convicted of sexually assaulting another man. Prosecutors told the court Wednesday that senior cadet Steven Fox sexually assaulted another man he took as a date to an academy dance in 2015. It's alleged that Fox penetrated the Colorado Springs man with his finger before rubbing against him for sexual gratification, The Gazette reports. Fox's defense say that the cadet's actions were consensual and that he and the alleged victim, a student at the University of Colorado, were dating at the time. This is the first case of its kind for the academy since the military lifted its ban on gay people serving in the armed forces in 2011. Until then any homosexual acts involving a serving member could have resulted in a court martial.

21:13

Facebook reaches agreement with Congress to release ads purchased by Russian agency during 2016 election Signs of the Times

Facebook has reached agreement with the US Congress to release the ads purchased by a Russian agency during the 2016 presidential campaign, the social network said in a statement. "After an extensive legal and policy review, we've concluded that sharing the ads we've discovered with Congress, in a manner that is consistent with our obligations to protect user information, will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election," Facebook said in its blog. "We want to do our part," the company said, adding that "Congress is best place to use the information we and others provide." In a separate statement, Facebook co-founder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is "actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference."

21:12

Australias First Vaccine Magazine To Be Launched In September 2017 The Crazz Files

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ANR Media is the proud publisher of Vaxxed Inc.- Australias first and only magazine to discuss the big global controversy surrounding vaccines and vaccinations. Read More

21:08

Is Casual Sex as Fulfilling as imagined? blogfactory

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by Mark Regnerus

Sarah is 32 years old and recently moved to Texas from New York, looking for a new startin more ways than one.

Brooklyn had grown too expensive for her hipster pocketbook. A relationship she had hoped would blossom and mature there had instead withered. So to Austin she came, hoping she could improve upon her modest $22,000 annual earnings the previous year.

Her most recent sexual partnerDanielwas not actually a relationship per se. He was not the reason she moved. Rather, he was a 23-year-old American she had met in China four years before during a three-week language immersion program.

The acquaintance and the sex were not that unusual for her, historically: I meet people in strange places. It just happens.

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21:04

Astonishing Updates on the Potential Alien Body Unearthed in Nazca, Peru. Unlike Anything Weve Ever Found Waking Times Media

Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
Waking Times

Why are we calling this a potential alien body? Because thats exactly what it could be. So far, DNA testing has shown us a species unlike anything found in the fossil record.

Back in June of 2017 an announcement was made publicly about a new mummy that was unearthed in Nazca Peru that began showing incredible signs of being a species we have not yet found. Now, new bodies have been revealed and they are proving to be highly interesting as well.

Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies recovered. . . . We are not alone in the universe, they have been coming here for a long time. . . . I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.

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There are hundreds of high-ranking people, like Mitchell, who have argued this. On top of that, weve had the official declassification of hundreds of thousands of government documents, via the Freedom of Information Act, showing decades of military encounters with unidentified flying objects, travelling at speeds and performing maneuvers no known aircraft can. And all of this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this topic.

For more information on that, feel free to visit the exopolitics section of our website.

If you havent already heard, Gaia.com recently released information and footage regarding the discovery of multiple mummified bodies. They are humanoid, and have three fingers and three toes on each hand, with a distinctly different shape of...

20:54

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls for extradition of CDC vaccine criminal mastermind Poul Thorsen The Crazz Files

Image: BREAKING: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. calls for extradition of CDC vaccine criminal mastermind Poul Thorsen to face charges of criminal scientific misconduct

(Natural News) Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) and his team at World Mercury Project have drafted up a new report that reveals the criminal conduct of CDC consultant and vaccine cultist Poul Thorsen. Read More

20:30

How To Stop Boring Hiring Managers With Your Resume Fast Company

Because youre better than that.

My resume reads like Ive been a passive spectator in my own career, not a player. What am I doing wrong?

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20:22

Entire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has Gone Missing Waking Times Media

Jack Burns, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times

Countless concerned individuals are still searching for answers surrounding the mysterious death of the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The official narrative, that a lone former Marine named Harvey Oswald assassinated him, is widely disputed.

All available documents from all government entities are required by the Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 to be released on October 26th of 2017. But if history repeats itself, the Central Intelligence Agency may not release an entire volume of documents on Oswald, known as volume 5.

As Sputnik reports, the release in July of 3,810 CIA and FBI documents on the assassination by the Assassination Records Review Board threw up a number of revelations that JFK researchers have hungrily devoured and enthusiastically publicized. For instance, the mayor of Dallas at the time of Kennedys assassination, Earle Cabell, was a CIA asset in the 1950s, and his brother, Charles Cabell, a high-ranking CIA official until 1962.

The release in October has been highly anticipated by those seeking answers. However, thanks to a deliberate fudging or records, or a conveniently timed clerical error, an entire volume may never see the light of day.

Inside Langley Air Force Bases CIA Headquarters is an office known as the Office of Security. The Office of Security maintains its own top-secret archives known as the Office of Security Archival Holdings and is a separate archive from the agencys more frequently used facility located in Alexandria, VA known as the Agency Archival Record Center.

As late as 1977, the entire 7-volume collection of documents was intact, having been checked out by Russ Holmes in the Office of General Counsel and noted the 7-volume series was all together, not missing any volumes. But when the CIA was asked to turn over the volume of documents on Oswald, the hitman in the assassination, it seems the agency stonewalled a bit, like a shell game according to independent investigator...

20:13

Echoes of WWI: China, the US, and the Next "Great" War After the Shift

 

SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=24001

In the early 20th century, the worlds dominant superpower looked warily on the rise of a competitor to its supremacy. The machinations of the British to contain the rise of Germany led inexorably to the First World War. Once again in the early 21st century, the worlds dominant superpower is looking warily on the rise of a competitor. Will the American Empires machinations to contain the rise of China lead to the Third World War? Or is the American/Chinese conflict another engineered conflict for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many? Join James Corbett as he presents "Echoes of World War I" to the Open Mind Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

20:05

Study finds fetal deaths up 58 percent since Flint water crisis Signs of the Times

The Flint water crisis has caused fetal deaths to jump 58 percent, while birth rates in the area have dropped 12 percent, a new study suggests. The study by assistant economics professors David Slusky at Kansas University and Daniel Grossman at West Virginia University examined local and state health records, comparing Flint to the rest of Michigan between 2008 and 2015. FLINT WATER CRISIS April 2014 was when the city of Flint switched its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) to Flint River in a money-saving effort.

20:05

Pakistan PM praises China & cautions US attitudes in 'bold' UN speech Signs of the Times

The eloquently delivered address left little room for ambiguity. Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi delivered a wide ranging speech to the United Nations clarifying his country's position on key issues including its burgeoning partnership with China, its desire to bring "hostile" India to the peace table and explanatory warnings against false US assumptions about Pakistan's role in the war against terrorism, specifically as it relates to the ongoing war in Afghanistan. The Pakistani Prime Minister began his speech by praising the United Nations for preventing large scale wars from breaking out. However, in a statement alluding to the United States and its allies, Abbasi lamented that "some countries have shown a proclivity to use force against (other) states to settle differences".

20:00

State suspends license after Florida nursing home's death count reaches 10 Signs of the Times

Ten elderly people have now died at Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. The state suspended its license after finding "gross medical and criminal recklessness" in the care of its patients. The Hollywood Police Department announced the death of nursing home resident Martha Murray, 94 on Thursday. The state Agency for Health Care Administration announced Wednesday it would suspend the license of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, after previously banning the facility from admitting new patients and from receiving Medicaid.

19:52

'Risks of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been ignored' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Better global governnace of pesticides is recommended in a paper in Science magazine, because the effects of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been largely ignored.

19:39

U.S. President could use space weapons against ISIS or North Korea blogfactory

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made a Freudian slip.

Mattis was asked whether there was any military option the US can take with North Korea that would not put Seoul at grave risk, Mattis responded, Yes, there are, but I will not go into details.

Later during the press conference, another reporter questioned Mattis and caught him off-guard:

Just to clarify, you said that there were possible military options that would not create a grave risk to Seoul, a reporter asked. Are we talking kinetic options as well?

Yes, I dont want to go into that, Mattis responded.

Previously, Mattis stated that a war with North Korea would involve the massive shelling of an allys capital, (South Korea) which is one of the most densely packed cities on earth.

U.S. President Donald Trump in a speech to the United Nations on Tuesday threatened to totally destroy North Korea if Pyongyang didnt quit its nuclear testing and threats.

This also comes after the U.S. and South Korea wrapped up its annual military drill harassing of North Korea, reminding the dictatorship of its military presence at its southern border.

In 2015, the U.S. Air Force confirmed that military contractor Boeing has an electromagnetic pulse weapon, which is capable of targeting and destroying electrical systems without the collateral damage of killing people. Its essentially an EMP that takes out the power grid of a given area.

The project is known as the CHAMP, or Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, and it already has been operational since 2015, according to Air Force Research Laboratory commander Major General Tom Masiello.

In January, Trumps Air Force chief of staff revealed to USA TODAY that the U.S. President could use space weapons against ISIS.

If we want to be more agile than the reality is we are going to have to push decision authority down to some lower levels in certain areas the big question that weve got to wrestle with is the authorities to operate in cyber and space, General David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff, told ...

19:30

MobilityScore Tells You Exactly How Easy A Place Is To Get Around Without A Car Fast Company

Happy World Car Free Day: This new website lets you look at any city in America and find the most transit-accessible locations.

America is a place where a disturbingly large proportion of people, faced with the prospect of traveling somewhere less than a mile away, get in their car to do so. Around 60% of trips under a mile are made by car, which adds up to around 10 billion miles a yearthe equivalent, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, of the entire population of Chicago up and driving to Las Vegas and back in single-occupancy vehicles (SOVs).

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19:30

This 24-Year-Old Built A LinkedIn For Weed Jobs, No Experience Required Fast Company

Vangst surfaces job openings in cannabis companiesmany of which require no prior industry experiencethat established job boards wont post.

Karson Humiston started a student travel company while she was still an undergraduate at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. But before she graduated, shed already decided to do something bigger.

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19:30

BIG AGRIBUSINESS: WE NEED MORE GENETIC MODIFICATIONS Giza Death Star

Mr. C.S. spotted this one, and it's a doozie, if one stops to ponder carefully what's being said. And I have to admit, when

The post BIG AGRIBUSINESS: WE NEED MORE GENETIC MODIFICATIONS appeared first on Giza Death Star.

19:30

Every Meeting Youve Ever Been To (In Two Minutes) Fast Company

Weve decoded what it really means when people say those phrases weve heard a million times.

Weve decoded what it really means when people say those phrases weve heard a million times.

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19:25

CCleaner Hack May Have Been A State-Sponsored Attack On 18 Major Tech Companies After the Shift

from the good-luck-out-there dept

At the beginning of this week, reports emerged that Avast, owner of the popular CCleaner software, had been hacked. Initial investigations by security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that the intruder not only compromised Avast's servers but managed to embed both a backdoor and "a multi-stage malware payload" that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner. That infected software -- traditionally designed to help scrub PCs of cookies and other tracking software and malware -- was subsequently distributed by Avast to 700,000 customers (initially, that number was thought to be 2.27 million).
And while that's all notably terrible, it appears initial reports dramatically under-stated both the scope and the damage done by the hack. Initially, news reports and statements by Avast insisted that the hackers weren't able to "do any harm" because the second, multi-stage malware payload was never effectively delivered. But subsequent reports by both Avast and Cisco Talos researchers indicate this payload was effectively delivered -- with the express goal of gaining access to the servers and networks of at least 18 technology giants, including Intel, Google, Microsoft, Akamai, Samsung, Sony, VMware, HTC, Linksys, D-Link and Cisco itself.
Cisco's researchers say they obtained a copy of the hackers' command-and-control server from an unnamed source. That server contained detailed logs of the 700,000 or so computers that had "phoned home" to the hackers earlier this month. Subsequent investigation has concluded that the hackers didn't really care about most of the infected customers and that this may have been a sophisticated state-sponsored attack specifically designed access and copy internal information and trade secrets from major tech firms:...

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Cambrian trilobites from China, new research Dear Kitty. Some blog

This American Museum of Natural History video from the USA says about itself:

Niles Eldredge: Trilobites and Punctuated Equilibria

17 December 2015

In the late 1960s, Curator Emeritus Niles Eldredge was a graduate student with a passion for trilobite eyes. He had been taught to expect slow and steady change between the specimens of these Devonian arthropods he collected for his dissertation. Only his trilobites were doing one of two things: staying the same, or evolving in leaps.

Several years later, Eldredge, along with co-author Stephen Jay Gould, turned his observations into a theory known as punctuated equilibria: the idea that species stay relatively the same, or at equilibrium, throughout the fossil record save for rare bursts of evolutionary change.

A former Chairman and Curator of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, Eldredge remains at the hub of evolutionary discussion and debate, as well as one of the worlds experts on trilobites, specializing in mid-Paleozoic phacopids. He has also analyzed the relationship between global extinctions of the geologic past and the present-day biodiversity crisis, as well as the general relationship between extinction and evolution.

Learn more about Trilobites: here.

From the American Museum of Natural History in the USA:

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study fi...

19:06

A Look At How Nestle Makes Billions Selling You Groundwater In A Bottle After the Shift

A few weeks ago we shared with readers a lawsuit filed in Connecticut against Nestle Waters North America, Inc. alleging that the water they marketed as Poland 'Natural Spring Water' was actually just bottled groundwater...the same water that runs through the taps of many American households. 
Now a new investigation from Bloomberg Businessweek reveals how large water bottling companies choose their plant locations based not on the steady supply of pristine, natural drinking water, as their labels and other marketing campaigns would lead you to believe, but based on which economically depressed municipalities offer up the most tax breaks and have the laxest water laws. 
As an example, even in the drought-stricken state of California, Bloomberg notes that Nestle was able to strike a sweetheart 20-year supply agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to pay roughly $0.000001 for the water in each bottle that consumers blindly drop a couple bucks to purchase.
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18:54

Fragmenting meteor fireball observed over the Netherlands Signs of the Times

The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 250 reports about a fireball seen over the Netherlands as well as neighbouring Belgium, France and Germany (Grand Est, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Limburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Groningen, Gelderland, Vlaanderen, Zeeland, Zuid-Holland, Friesland, Flanders, Utrecht, England, Drenthe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bruxelles, Overijssel, Niedersachsen, North Holland, Bayern, Flevoland and le) on Thursday, September 21st 2017 around 19:01 UT. From De Limburger, "Just after nine I saw a huge meteor above Heerlen," says Martijn Dassen. "A very fierce fireball that pulled a track behind. I did not hear any noise, but the sky lighted up. The fireball seemed to break in two before disappearing from my field of view behind the APG building." The fragmenting meteor fireball was captured by the Leiden Observatory telescope.

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Trump at the United Nations Dissident Voice

The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.

from United States president Donald Trumps speech to the United Nations on 19 September 2017

If you are the president of the United States of America, then, as a rule, all pretense toward modesty is dispensed with. Call it American exceptionalism.

After all, the US is variously self-proclaimed as the leader of the free world, the beacon on the hill, and the indispensable nation.

Yet critical thinking demands on analysis of Trumps words that is not provided by a cursory reading of the speech transcript, TV video coverage, or corporate media reporting. It is a given of corporatism that the US is unquestioningly not only great and good but the best of the best. Donald Trump would beg to differ, but he claims that he is making America great again.

Trump begins by stating,

As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country

Yet this rings phony since Trump is skeptical about a connection between anthropogenic climate change and the increased incidence of catastrophic weather events.

Trump asserts,

The American people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before.

The prevailing trend under neoliberalism is that the American masses will continue to fall further and further behind, and the wealthy elitists will continue to make out like bandits. Trumps tax cuts augur an intensification of this gaping trend

Trump boasts,

Fortunately, the United States has done very well since Election Day last November 8th.

That is debatable. Nonetheless, there is nothing quite like self-aggrandizement patting oneself on back in public and claiming credit for myriad allegedly positive events (as if stock market rises benefited the masses of Americans).

Moreover, says Trump,

And it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense.

Is this something to boast about? How about boasting about building hospitals, low-cost housing projects to...

18:35

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

PUERTO RICO HURRICANE MARIA FOOTAGE, DAMAGE, CAUGHT ON CAMERA SEPTEMBER 2017

20 September 2017

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning, ripping trees out of the ground and hammering two-thirds of the island with hurricane-force winds.

This is total devastation, said Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Ricos governor. Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will not be the same. This is something of historic proportions.

Maria has killed seven people on the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, said Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. Browne said he had been communicating with the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, whose own house was shredded by the storm.

Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday near the city of Yabucoa with winds of 155 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. By 10 a.m., those winds had weakened to 145 mph, but Maria was still a Category 4 hurricane capable of ripping roofs off houses.

The storm was so fierce, it broke two National Weather Service radars on the island.

By Rafael Azul:

Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria

22 September 2017

A clearer picture of the massive damage in Puerto Rico began to emerge Thursday, a day after Hurricane Maria smashed through t...

18:31

Tap Water Plastic Contamination: Lebanon Water among the Most Highly Contaminated Blog Baladi

The Guardian published findings from an investigation by Orb Media, and found that The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, the US Environmental Protection Agencys headquarters, and Trump Tower in New York. Lebanon and India had the next highest rates.

Sixteen water samples were taken from Beirut and approximately 94% tested positive for microscopic plastic fibers. Overall, more than 80 percent of the samples collected on five continents tested positive for the presence of plastic fibers.

Plastic pollution is a serious problem that has begun to negatively impact the natural environment and the human population. Plastic is made from toxic compounds known to cause harm and there may be all kinds of unintended, adverse consequences that we are still not aware of.

There are many ways to reduce plastic use, some of which are included in the Orb report:
1- Skip the plastic bag. A single plastic bag can take 1,000 years to degrade.
2- Lose the straw
3- Give up gum.
4- Reuse containers for storing leftovers or shopping in bulk.
5- Use matches instead of disposable plastic lighters or invest in a refillable metal lighter.
6- Avoid buying frozen foods.
7- Share a ride, use public transportation.
8- Buy glass instead of plastic.

and many other ways.

18:31

Seinfelds House Of Cards, Another Blade Runner Prologue: Top 5 Ads Of The Week Fast Company

Mini races in 1964, Harley-Davidson rides into Discovery, and Audi goes back to the future.

If Marvel Entertainment has taught what a well-timed teaser and an expertly soundtracked trailer can do for movie marketing, then 3AM and Ridley Scott have done just as much with thoughtful, complementary creative content. Maybe it doesnt get the adrenaline up quite like a Hulk x Led Zeppelin combo, but frankly its just as exciting.

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18:30

These Personality Tests Found Things Out That Only My Mom Knows Fast Company

I took two assessments to see what they could say about me professionally. Both uncovered things my mom has seen in me since childhoodand some she hasnt.

I can think back to you being a fourth-grader with a walking stick. What fourth-grader has a walking stick? my mother mused on the phone this week. She was reviewing the results of a career assessment Id taken courtesy of Traitify, a platform that draws on psychological research to deliver personality profiles in just 90 seconds. (For the record, it was a lacquered hiking cane painted with various leavesaspen, maple, birchthat a budding Ralph Waldo Emerson might encounter on a forest amble.) My personality blend, according to Traitify, is Planner/Naturalist, which my mom thought sounded mostly right.

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US set to ease curbs on drone strikes CLG News

US set to ease curbs on drone strikes | 22 Sept 2017 | Donald Trump's administration is ready to lift restrictions on military drone strikes, according to reports in the US. The New York Times reports that senior officials are preparing to scrap curbs which were put in place by the Obama administration. Under the proposed changes drone strikes would not be limited to taking out "high level" militants who are considered to pose a threat to Americans. The change in policy is likely to see an escalation in the use of drones, a policy which was heralded by Donald Trump in a speech last month.

17:58

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up September 22, 2017" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Weekly News Wrap-Up September 22, 2017"
By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com

"There is bad news and good news about the tensions between North Korea and the U.S. First, the bad news. President Trump threatened to destroy North Korea if the country continues on its nuclear path and tests more ballistic missiles. North Korea says they will deal with President Trump with fire. Now, the good news. China has agreed to enforce stricter sanctions on North Korea (NK) through its banking system. The U.S. has called on China to cut off North Korea from doing business with Chinas biggest banks. That doesnt mean the problem is solved, but it is a huge step by China to curtail NKs missile testing by cutting down on the flow of cash going into North Korea.

Remember when President Trump said that the Obama Administration wiretapped him in Trump Tower? CNN called Trump a liar and said his accusations were baseless. This week, CNN, among other mainstream media outlets, had to eat their words and admit that Donald Trump and Trump Tower in New York City were, in fact, wiretapped before and after the election. The so-called Russian collusion story falls apart a little more every day, and that is also good news.
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17:52

Mountain women bear the brunt of climate change RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Women, who do most of the drudge work, in the economically and environmentally fragile Hindu Kush Himalayas, are disproportionately impacted by climate change,

17:47

Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Is Most Far-Reaching CLG News

Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Is Most Far-Reaching | 21 Sept 2017 | The bill that Senate Republican leaders have vowed to bring to a vote next week...dismantles the Medicaid expansion and the system of subsidies to help people afford insurance. It gives the states the right to waive many of the consumer protections under President Obama's landmark health law. And it removes the guaranteed safety net that has insured the country's poorest citizens for more than half a century. The White House and Senate leaders are now in an intensive final push to repeal the Affordable Care Act by September 30.

17:42

Big companies named in plastic pollution in Philippines beach audit RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on a wetland in Philippines.

17:37

How Long Until Our Most Secret Data is Used Against Us in Court? The Mind Unleashed

How long do people have until our most private data is used to formally convict us of crimes in court?

Several court cases have inched closer and closer to this all-encompassing surveillance/police state in the past, but now we seem to be on the precipice of a nightmare.

How long do we have before our private Facebook messages are used against us in court, collected at the highest levels of state surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies? How long do we have before our secretly recorded audio, phone in pocket, is used to convict us in court?

What if a person says something about, for instance, illegal psychedelic mushrooms in 2017, and in 2027, that person is convicted of a crime for selling the mushrooms 10 years later, when the laws are changed to allow convictions based on sensitive data collected through surveillance?

Its difficult to know where to start on this issue: every country has a different policy when it comes to data collection and court convictions, so to measure the worst conditions for data collection in the world, it would make sense to look at China first.

China is of course home to some of the most Orwellian, totalitarian internet censorship and surveillance on the planet. There, social media users can be imprisoned for speaking out against the state, or doing anything the state deems unlawful.

There, it is unclear whether or not private social media messages can be used in court to convict a person, but understanding how the Internet works there, it seems very likely this is already happening.

Recently, China launched its own court to deal with internet related cases.

(Image credit: China)

One website that is following this issue is titled Social Media Law Bulletin.

In South Africa, the boundary is being pushed with hacked private Facebook messages, obtained illegally, qualifying as evidence in a court case.

According to...

17:30

Why would there be Peruvian DNA in Towns County, Georgia? Terra Forming Terra

Why would there be Peruvian DNA in Towns County, Georgia?









 
 
 
 
 
I look forward to when we simply DNA every child upon birth.   The Mega Stats will be well worth extensive mining in order to pin down origins and likely generational auras in the data.

We already know that movement existed.  After all the waters involved are no move difficult than the Mediterranean with ample large islands along the way that naturally allow mostly short hops.  The largest span which is the Gulf of Mexico can even be skirted if deemed too late in the season.
 
As always defeated communities did take sail to escape their enemies and head out for fertile under populated areas elsewhere known by traders.
 
Add in the mining in Georgia and you even have a natural magnet that surely brought everyone sooner or later....
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Why would there be Peruvian DNA in Towns County, Georgia?



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17:30

Trump's Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve Terra Forming Terra



 Remarkable that this is so.  Better yet he has been a student of sorts of the Fed most of his adult life as noted in comments from times past. Can this lead to something is another matter altogether.  It is hard to see that it can.

Real change must actually be bottom up.

Time will tell and it is noted that change here has become possible.
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Trump's Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve


by Tho Bishop

https://mises.org/library/trumps-historic-opportunity-federal-reserve

And then there were three.


Today Stanley Fischer submitted his letter of resignation from the Federal Reserves Board of Governors, effective next month, the second such resignation of Donald Trumps presidency. While Fischers term as Vice Chairman of the Fed was set to end next year, he had the ability to serve as a governor through 2020. Along with Trumps decision next year on whether to replace Janet Yellen as the Feds chair, this means Trumps will have the opportunity to appoint five of seven governors to Americas central bank.


Given that the position holds a 14-year term, it is unusual for a president to have the opportunity to make so many appointments. As Diane Swonk of DS Economics noted, Its the largest potential regime change in the leadership of the Fed since 1936.



Of course the question is now whether a change in personnel will lead to a change in policy.



Trump has already taken steps to fill one of the vacancies, nominating Randal Quarles earlier this year. Quarles, a former Bush-era Treasury official turned investment banker, will be taking the specific role of Fed vice chair of supervision. As a vocal critic of Dodd-Frank, and the Volker Rule in particular, Quarles may help relieve some of the regulatory burden on financial institutions, but his views on monetary policy are less clear. He h...

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The Stages of Fasting: What Happens to Your Body When You Fast? Terra Forming Terra

 

 This is a useful bit.  we get plenty of how tos but mapping actual changes is usually left out.  My own experience caught me getting dehydrated and that must be avoided.
All good though..
The Stages of Fasting: What Happens to Your Body When You Fast?

While fasting is nothing new, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as many discover its health benefits. If you are planning your first fast or looking for ways to improve your next one, there are a few things you should do to prepare. The first step is learning about the different stages of fasting. This knowledge helps you mentally and physically prepare for what happens to your body when you fast.
The stages of fasting outlined below are based off a water fast, a traditional fast in which you abstain from any food and only drink water for 12-48 hours or long...

This New Treatment Center Wants To Revolutionize Addiction Rehab Fast Company

Could restaurant-quality food and fancy gym memberships have a role to play in preventing relapses?

The dining room at the front of the six-story former paint factory in the trendy Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO is well-lit; light pours in through high windows that line the top of the room. The tables are round, and on them sits a hipsters feast: an egg sandwich made with smoked salmon and marinated cucumbers, ancient grain porridge decorated with stewed blueberries, banana bread topped with peach compote, and of course, avocado toast.

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Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists? Terra Forming Terra




















This is not a difficult question.  You start with boredom and perhaps social isolation.  Then you self brainwash yourself to the point in which you finally drink the Koolaid.

The cure is even simpler. A low guilt  threshold for the application of Summary Castration. This makes reading Jihadi propaganda deeply unpopular and stops self brainwashing.

Put all that in place and it is no trick to make it all go away.

None of this ever had anything to do with religion at all, except to provide  useful idiots.  The inclination has been a fringe phenomena for centuries and includes neo Nazis, anarchists and communists as well..

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Anatomy of terror: What makes normal people become extremists?

16 August 2017

 https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23531390-700-anatomy-of-terror-what-makes-normal-people-become-extremists/

It takes more than religious fanaticism or hatred to make someone take innocent lives, but recognise the true roots of ISIS-inspired terror and they can be addressed





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Euthanasia Propaganda Video Horrifies People Into Supporting Medical Eugenics The Mind Unleashed

A euthanasia propaganda film is making the rounds, spurring viral headlines to emerge such as this one from Unilad titled Euthanasia Video Of Dying Man So Horrific People Cant Watch It.

The Australian film depicts the death of a Victoria man named Greg Sims, as recalled by his daughter. He died of brain cancer.

According to 7 News:

Stop The Horror depicts the agonising death of Victorian father Greg Sims, as recalled by his daughter Nia.

It is the latest project from award-winning Snowtown director Justin Kurzel and was released on Thursday by Go Gentle Australia as part of its campaign to see assisted dying legalised.

The Victorian parliament will hold a conscience vote this year on whether to create assisted dying laws for the terminally ill.

This video is the epitome of fear-mongering. It was directed by Justin Kurzel, an Australian filmmaker known for producing horror movies. How did the Right-to-Die campaign come up with enough money to hire him to direct such a video?

Perhaps some influential people put money into it. The Victorian parliament are holding a vote on whether to create assisted dying laws? Why is that?

As the media operates in America, the Australian mainstream media, outlets such as Channel 7 or the Rupert Murdoch owned Daily Telegraph, propagandize about mandatory vaccination, euthanasia, and a host of other agendas.

An agenda of dehumanization is unfolding to state the simple truth. While people in agony who willfully choose to die instead of continue living in pain should have a right to do so, the people pushing pro-euthanasia propaganda have another agenda.

People must understand that once euthanasia is legalized, historically it leads to abuse and horrible corruption involving the lives of people who cant speak. People end up being euthanized who didnt want to die, and money is made from it.

If one researches the American Euthanasia Society for example, and its role in a network of eugenics societies from the US to Nazi Germany where coercive sterilization was promoted, one might wonder why there is such an interest to legalize it today.

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Shock: White House Chief of Staff Voted For Hillary, Still Blocking Trump From Alternative Media The Daily Sheeple

gold-trump-grunge

A top Republican adviser has revealed the shocking fact that Trump White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was a liberal who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Speaking to Fox Business Host Lou Dobbs, Republican campaign consultant Ed Rollins shockingly claimed that, according to his sources, Kelly supported the failed Clinton campaign and may actually be a sort of deep state operative in the White House to specifically take out the Trump agenda.

What Ive heard from sources inside who know Kelly, who is an honorable man and was a good general, he didnt vote for Trump, he voted for Hillary. Rollins said. So I dont think he is basically is a Trump supporter or ideologically a Trump supporter.

The revelation by Rollins came amid a discussion about the now infamous photo showing Kelly face palming during Trumps speech at the United States, a sign that many Trump supporters believed once again showed that Kelly is not a person that is in favor of Trumps America First, anti-globalist world view.

Rollins then stated his belief that the president needs to call a major meeting with his cabinet and straight up ask them whether or not they actually support his agenda.

The President needs to ask, in a private meeting some day with his top advisers, how many of you are really for me? How many of you voted for me, Rollins declared.

How many of you believe in what I believe in? When I make a speech like this, how many of you are 100% behind me? And if youre not, just leave.

For his part, Kelly has long been the subject of reports detailing his personal efforts to specifically block the flow of alternative media information from ever reaching Trumps desk.

As investigator report and Naval intelligence officer Jack Posobiec reported in August (three weeks before the mainstream media), White House staffers were being threatened for termination if they passed along articles from websites such as Infowars and Breitbart.

Multiple sources within the White House have confirmed that Jana Toner, a member of the Pr...

16:58

15 dead and 20 missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria CLG News

15 dead and 20 missing on Dominica after Hurricane Maria | 22 Sept 2017 | At least 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica following Hurricane Maria, the island's Prime Minister has said. "It is worse than a war zone," Roosevelt Skerrit told a TV network. "It has been brutal. I saw almost complete devastation." The Caribbean island's communications systems were cut off and its airport forced to close when the category five storm hit, late on Monday night.

16:54

28 Ways to Take Back Your Power After Being Broken Awareness Act

No matter how hard life gets we all must change in order to grow, there is no getting around it. If you hold on to your past and your pain for too long you will waste away. Below you will find 28 things that will help you take control of your life and welcome you on the path of putting yourself back together.

28 Ways to Reclaim Your Life After Being Broken:

1. Go on vacation and clear your head

Get out of the house for a few days if possible. Take time to let yourself calm down and get to know yourself on a deeper level. Dont let what you have gone through define you.

2. Get in shape

With a healthy body comes a healthy mind. The more fit you are the better you will feel. Dont say youre going to exercise, actually do it.

3. Meet new people

Find new people that have similar interests with you. We are never too old to make friends. As human beings, we need other people around at least occasionally.

4. Reevaluate your life

Really think about your life in general. Look at where you have been and where you intend to go. Dont let the world hold you back.

5. Be open and honest with yourself

Dont trick yourself into believing something that is not true about you. Take care of yourself and remember that you matter. The more honest with yourself that you are the better.

6. Remove negative people from your life

Negative people have no place in your life, you deserve only the best. If someone is holding you back or not supporting you in the ways they should cut them out of your life.

7. Reach out to people who have been through what you are going through

Find other people who have been through similar situations to you. These people will be more than willing to help you through the tough times. They know your struggle all too well.

8. Get rid of any clutter

You will be surprised how amazing decluttering your life can be. Get rid of anything that you dont want or need. You deserve a comfortable space to call your own.

9. Spend time with good people

Stop wasting your time on the wrong people. Spend time with people who love and care about you. Stop letting bad people occupy your mind.

10. Find something you enjoy doing

Find something creative and fun to occupy your time. It is important to stop getting by living your life unhappily. You deserve so much more, you deserve to be happy!

11. Seek validation but not from others

Find a healthy means of validation, but never look for it in other people. Know that you are making progress and growi...

16:54

BREAKING: Uber just lost its license to operate in London Fast Company

In an unexpected announcement today, Transport for London has said that it will not renew Ubers private hire operating license when the current one expires on September 30. In a statement, TfL said they have concluded that Uber is not fit and proper to hold the license. TfL says that Uber has demonstrated a lack

In an unexpected announcement today, Transport for London has said that it will not renew Ubers private hire operating license when the current one expires on September 30. In a statement, TfL said they have concluded that Uber is not fit and proper to hold the license. TfL says that Uber has demonstrated a lack of corporate responsibility, including:

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16:46

19 Thoughts that Reveal How a Narcissist Really Thinks! Awareness Act

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

  • Benjamin Franklin

The term narcissistic is one that has come to be so used in our society that many no longer fully appreciate the diagnosis that it describes. It has come to represent any situation in which one is viewed as being self-centered or self-indulgent, however true narcisissim is a valid clinical diagnosis, as spelled out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

A true narcissist is a master of disguise, initially coming across as a fun loving, caring and compassionate individual, drawing their victims into their web with no idea of what they are getting themselves involved with. They appear to be the ideal friend and partner, the person that everyone desires to have in their life. In time, they drop this mask and begin to reveal their true selves.

Source: Psychology Today

It is at this time that they are seen for what they really are highly self-centered and self-indulgent. They believe that the world revolves around them as they are somehow superior to everyone else around them. They arent interested in friends or partners, but rather in pawns in their game, slaves to their will, bowing down to their desires and providing them with everything that they ask for. If someone isnt willing to accept their role in the life of a narcissist, they will manipulate and control them until such time that they give in.

They long to be admired and desired, to have people grovel at their feet. When they walk into a room all eyes should be on them, looking up to them and worshiping the ground that they walk on. They are toxic, tearing down anyone that questions them or stands in their way. They think so highly of themselves that they dont see value in anyone else, seeing their victims as disposable and replaceable.

Jeffrey Kluger, author of the book The Narcissist Next Door explained, Narcissism falls along the axis of what psychologists call personality disorders, one of a group that includes antisocial, dependent, histrionic, avoidant and borde...

16:40

This Interactive Map Shows What Would Happen if a Nuclear Bomb Exploded Near You Awareness Act

Have you ever stopped to think about what would happen if a nuclear bomb really went off near you? A nuclear bomb could be detonated anywhere at any point, while I dont want to sound like I am pushing fear, it is something we should all be aware of.

We live in a world that thinks nuclear bombs are the future so it makes sense that we should be aware of what comes along with these bombs. For some reason, most people are not aware of what these weapons can truly do. In order to help the world better understand what would happen if a nuclear weapon exploded Alex Wellerstein created an interactive browser app Nukemap.

He writes as follows:

Some people think [nuclear bombs] destroy everything in the world all [at] once, some people think they are not very different from conventional bombs. The reality is somewhere in between.

I hope that people will come to understand what a nuclear weapon would do to places they are familiar with, and how the different sizes of nuclear weapons change the results.

Nukemap allows you to build a nuclear bomb and drop it anywhere on the planet you want. This took can estimate fatalities and injuries for a given weapon yield, altitude, and location. This also allows you to see where a cloud of radioactive fallout might drift based on weather conditions where you chose to drop.

If you want to create your own nuclear blast scenario click here. Do you think this site is a good tool or do you think it is a bit much? I for one believe that we need more things like this in the world. We all need to be aware of the effects of any and all weapons our governments m...

16:32

Google celebrates West Side Story anniversary with virtual museum Fast Company

The iconic musical is now 60 years old, and Google is celebrating its birthday in conjunction with Carnegie Hall, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the Museum of the City of New York. The organizations have set up a special website hosting a virtual

The iconic musical is now 60 years old, and Google is celebrating its birthday in conjunction with Carnegie Hall, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the National Museum of American Jewish History, and the Museum of the City of New York. The organizations have set up a special website hosting a virtual museum containing images and video of the Romeo and Juliet-inspired musical. The content features looks at the original production as well as various other editions across the decades. And if you don a virtual reality headset, you can even explore some of the real-world locations that inspired the musicals sets, as well as watch Riff telling the Jets to wait for the rumble to fight with the Sharks in 360 video.

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These Adorable Goats Are Helping To Restore Brooklyns Last Natural Forest Fast Company

Able to eat around 25 pounds of weeds in a single shift, the goats are freeing Prospect Park of invasive species and clearing the way for park staff to plant more native trees.

When Superstorm Sandy hit New York in 2012, it left millions of people without power and destroyed thousands of homes. The storm also battered Brooklyns Prospect Park with tropical-storm-force winds, damaging or felling more than 500 trees. Some of the trees that still stand predate the park, which opened to the public in 1867, making Prospect Park home to the last remaining hardwood forest in the borough.

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16:30

Hitler Saved His Life. In His New Memoir, Ad Legend Jim Riswold Explains How Fast Company

After being diagnosed with cancer, one of the most respected figures in advertising segued into dressing up Hitler dolls. Well let him explain.

During his nearly two decades at the Portland, Oregon-based agency Wieden+Kennedy, Jim Riswold grew into a titan in advertising. He was the force behind iconic campaigns including Bo Knows, featuring Bo Jackson and Mars Blackmon (aka Spike Lee) for Nike, as well as Hare Jordan, which paired Bugs Bunny with Michael Jordan (and without which Space Jam wouldnt exist). His tenure as a creative director for one of the most prominent agencies in the business was legendary (as was his famously prickly personality).

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16:25

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 22, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 22 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 22 Sept. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Sept. 21 2017 GCR Situation Report "Classic" From Military Sources: "Classic" - GCR/RV Intel SITREP - Thursday - September 21, 2017

1. Yesterday Sept. 20 two credible economic threats came in against Iraqi PM Abadi in retaliation for his potential IQD revaluation announcement at the UN.

2. Key national assets in Northern Iraq were targeted. We believe the Kurds wanted to sweeten the deal in terms of upping their per gallon oil % for the region. Classic pull away move between the Arabs.

3. As a negotiation strategy, Abadi threatened to speak 4 times at the UN today Sept. 21. Classic pump fakes to get them back in line.

4. As soon as Abadi feels condent things are settled, he will speak we are told. He's still in NYC at his hotel under tight security. Nothing has changed.

5. The RV does not need Abadi's announcement to be released. It needed the USN sign off, which came Wed. morning Sept. 20.

6. ZIM traded above $3.60+ today Sept. 21.

7. Go slow. Hold onto your soul at all costs. That's the prize, not the money. God is with us.

B. Sept. 21 2017 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net712-770-4016 pin123456#

1. This afternoon Sept. 21&nb...

16:20

Heavy rains batter Mumbai again, second highest deluge recorded in September Signs of the Times

Between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Mumbai received 303.7 mm, the second highest after the 318.2mm recorded on September 12, 1981 Near-record rainfall left vast areas of Mumbai under water on Wednesday, affecting suburban train services and flights and forcing authorities to shut down educational institutions for a day in the country's financial capital. As many as 183 passengers had a narrow escape when a SpiceJet flight overshot a wet runway while landing at the Mumbai airport and got stuck in mud on Tuesday night, officials said. The passengers were safely evacuated but more than 50 flights had to be diverted as a result of the accident. The latest flooding comes less than a month after the city of 20 million people was pummelled by unusually high rainfall that killed many and brought the metropolis to its knees for at least two days. Comment: Monsoon floods brings Mumbai to a standstill Between 8.30am Tuesday and 8.30am Wednesday, the Santacruz weather station, representative of Mumbai and its suburbs, recorded 303.7mm, and Colaba, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 210mm rain, the highest for south Mumbai this monsoon. The city was just 14.5mm short of the all-time high 24-hour September rainfall of 318.2mm recorded on September 12, 1981. The last days' rainfall was also the highest in a decade since the September 4, 2012 when the city received 185.3mm rain. Mumbai's average rainfall for September is 312.3mm, which was surpassed over the past 24 hours. Met officials said the city has recorded 536.4mm in September. The total rainfall this season is at 2879.5mm as against the annual average of 2258mm.

16:20

Spanish Stock Market Reflects The Bearish Outlook for Spain Armstrong Economics

The one thing I have always said, markets never lie. The fact that Spain is showing that its government is still fascist is reflected in the performance of the share market. Spain has never exceeded its 2007 high and it is warning that a lower closing for 2017 may just see this market collapse into 2020. We will be looking at Spain closely at the WEC. This chart has been screaming all is not well in the European project.

16:12

Spain Showing the World It is Still A Fascist Government Sell Spanish Debt Armstrong Economics

The Spanish government is facing the real moment of truth. It is displaying that it is by no means concerned about human rights nor is it a true democratic system. Spain has reverted to Franco fascism as now more than 40,000 people have gathered in Barcelona to protest over the Catalan independence vote being shut down as the Spanish Government sends in 16,500 troops to deal with the activists. This is showing just how far out of touch this entire EU anti-democratic government has gone. The people no longer matter the elite know what is best for them.

This is 86 years from the beginning of the Second Republic in Spain so 2017 is precisely on target for this type of civil unrest. What this is demonstrating is the old adage the king is dead, long live the king. No matter what form of government takes power, it will ALWAYS, and without exception, seek to act only in its own self-interest precisely as Thrasymachus argued against Socrates.

You cannot short Spanish debt. So those who hold it, had better sell it to the ECB before it is too late. This is a very serious event that reflects upon the entire European Project. It should have been a trade union not a political union by force of arms. Napoleon and Hitler tried that one before. It cannot work. Human rights include the dignity to assemble and the freedom of thought. Article 17 provides that no one may use the rights guaranteed by the Convention to seek the abolition or limitation of rights guaranteed in the Convention. This addresses instances where states seek to restrict a human right in the name of another human right, or where individuals rely on a human right to undermine other human rights (for example where an individual issues a death threat). Human Rights includes the freedom to hold opinions, and to receive and impart information and ideas. Spain has ignored the European Convention on Human Rights and is pretending that its national security overrides human rights i.e. self-interest.

 

16:06

CDC: Yellow fever-carrying mosquitoes could invade 75% of America Fast Company

The Centers for Disease Control has warned that there is a chance that three-fourths of America could be invaded by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, dengue, and yellow fever, reports the Independent. The paper says the danger comes from warming temperatures in the winter, and notes that if just one day in the winter exceeds

The Centers for Disease Control has warned that there is a chance that three-fourths of America could be invaded by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, dengue, and yellow fever, reports the Independent. The paper says the danger comes from warming temperatures in the winter, and notes that if just one day in the winter exceeds 50 Fahrenheit, the chances that the area would be suitable for disease-carrying mosquitoes increased. Cold temps, on the other hand, meant that their eggs would likely not surviveand thus greatly reduce their ability to spread disease. The CDC says the possibility of disease-carrying mosquitoes infecting humans is just another example of how climate change could impact human health.

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15:40

Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time Dissident Voice

And the cop will not go to jail.  This is what has sparked protests by thousands in St. Louis from September 15 through today.

Anthony Lamar Smith with his daughter

In 2011, St. Louis cop Jason Stockley fired 5-7 shots at Anthony Lamar Smith, killing him.  Stockley claimed that Smith was selling drugs and chased him at high speed and shot him to defend himself.  The story was briefly reported as another drug deal gone bad, and it was just incidental that the cop was white and the victim was black.  [See 2011 story here].

But the case turned out to be a lot more than that. His mother, Annie Smith, said that They wouldnt let me kiss him or hug him goodbye. Kirkwin Taylor reported that he and his 5-year-old son had been riding with Smith and were at a fast-food restaurant with him. Taylor was inside when the police approached. He disputed that Smith had drugs and a gun.  I wouldnt have had my son in there if there was a gun.

When Stockley first approached Smiths car, he carried his own AK-47, an unauthorized weapon, as well as his police gun.  Was it possible that Smith sped away because he was terrified of the cop and not because he was selling drugs?

Stockley received a 30 day suspension for carrying the AK-47 and resigned from the police force in 2013.  He moved to Houston TX to take a lucrative management job.   After a wrongful death suit brought on behalf of Smiths young daughter resulted in $900,000 damages the Citys prosecuting attorney found new evidence and charged the former cop with murder in 2016.

A device from inside the police car recorded Stockley telling his partner, Im gonna kill that ******! as they chased Smith at over 80 miles per hour through the streets of St. Louis.  Additionally, a video showed that after Stockley killed Smith, he went back to the police car, grabbed an object and placed it by the victim.

The prosecuting attorney charged that Stockley had planted a .38-caliber revolver so he could falsely claim self-defense.  Tests showed that the gun had DNA from Stockley but not from Smith.  The prosecutor also pointed out that it would make no sense for an officer who had killed a suspect to handle the evidence, since they are trained not to.

Stockley decided to not request a jury trial, so that a single judge would de...

15:39

Dow High or Low Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Hi Martin,

I am confused with the Dow Jones Index, could the index explode up through 23,000 to 40,000 from here or does there need a downward move then explode up through 23,00 (a sling shot).  Could you tell us what you see for the next 6 to 9 months.  Probably the most important investment for us all!
Thank you for all your help!
KC
ANSWER: The cycle is in the basing mode. Therefore, it need not drop sharply. Remaining within the channel is perfectly fine. A Slingshot would be more powerful to retest the bottom of the channel.  The explosion to the upside is still not yet unfolding and we need to be concerned about 2018 and the year-end closing. We will issue a special report to deal with that issue.
Part of the basing is concluding this year from political hell. The German elections are the 24th. Keep in mind that AfD will gain seats for the first time. Merkel has NEVER won a majority and she relies upon the FDP to hold power. The more the FDP declines and seats are taken by the AfD, the more chaos will unfold.

15:38

Climate Change on the Horizon Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: Marty,

Ive been looking at the Year Without a Summer on Wikipedia and read that there was a cooling trend prior to the winter-like conditions during the summer of 1816. It mentioned that it affected the northeast. Also that the reason for the cooling trend is associated with the volcanic activity prior to and including 1816 and the reduction in solar output. The article also mentions that from 1628-1626BC that there was another climate disturbance, Minoan eruption of Santorini. Looking at 1628BC to 1816AD and using 3141.592 days/cycle results in 400.13 cycles. Using 1628BC and projecting it 424 cycles puts us around 2021.42. Knowing from history how this climate disturbance affected the Northeast, is that one of the reasons why you moved from New Jersey to sunny Florida, besides the hunt for taxes in NJ?

ANSWER: Yes, Add the 300 year cycle in the energy output of the sun and we see that we are headed into a cold period. This should also result in a commodity cycle boom going in the next 8.6 year wave into 2024.

15:34

Central Banks Investing in Equities Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: There is a new trend that central banks are investing in the stock markets Is this true? What is the impact of this move?

ANSWER: Yes. The reason has been rather straight forward. The only game in town has been US government bonds. Many have seen this as a problem the defeats diversification. Consequently, there has been a major effort to attempt to diversify into the private sector when there has been such uncertainty in the public sector. Behind the Curtain many are simply asking of Europe: What the hell is going on? This has been a euro crisis that simply never seems to end. What has happened to Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Holland and now even France. Many outside of Europe are simply asking has Europe just lost its mind? Hence, there has been a move to diversify out of government debt by central banks themselves.

15:30

Lyft Wants To Give Your Grandma A Ride Fast Company

The company is working with the USC Center for Body Computing to offer seniors free rides, study their behavior, and learn how to build them better services.

Lyft is targeting a new customer: your grandma.

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15:26

15 Common Habits That Will Make People Dislike You Immediately Awareness Act

Your first impression sets the tone for every interaction in life from new coworkers and business deals to potential new friends or romantic connections. In a matter of only seconds, people will decide whether or not they are interested in forging a relationship with you, or whether they dislike you. This happens so quickly you wont even have a chance to explain yourself.

Modern society has made these first impressions even more challenging. Now, when you drop off a resume in hopes of obtaining a new job, the HR manager has the opportunity to google your name and browse your social media before you even meet. This provides insight into who you are, creating an image in their mind before they have had the opportunity to even meet you in person.

The good news is that experts say we have the ability to improve the way that others see us and make the most of our first impressions by avoiding these 15 things:

Having a difficult to pronounce name

This first point really is unfair to bring up, as it is not likely something that you are going to change in an effort to make someone like you more, however, it is important to note so that you can prepare for the reaction. A 2012 study from that those individuals with complicated or difficult to pronounce last names are actually seen in a more negative light than those whose names are easier to pronounce.

Dont hide your emotions

The University of Oregon conducted a study into the reaction of college students to various levels of emotional expression. Researchers concluded that the participants judged the emotional suppressors to be less likable. Researchers wrote: People do not pursue close relationships indiscriminately they probably look for people who are likely to reciprocate their investments. So, when perceivers detect that someone is hiding their emotions, they may interpret that as a disinterest in the things that emotional expression facilitates closeness, social support, and interpersonal coordination.

Avoid name dropping

When we have had the opportunity to meet someone that we look up to or view in a high regard it can be tempting to share that information in order to make ourselves appear important. Researchers from the University of Zurich caution that doing so may not be a good idea. In a 200...

15:23

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Classic" -- September 21, 2017 Operation Disclosure



Source: Dinar Chronicles

From Military Sources:

Yesterday two credible economic threats came in against Abadi in retaliation for his potential IQD revaluation announcement at the UN.

Key national assets in Northern Iraq were targeted. We believe the Kurds wanted to sweeten the deal in terms of upping their per gallon oil % for the region.

Classic pull away move between the Arabs.

As a negotiation strategy, Abadi threatened to speak 4 times at the UN today. Classic pump fakes to get them back in line.

As soon as he feels confident things are settled, he will speak we are told. He's still in NYC at his hotel under tight security.

Nothing has changed. The RV does not need his announcement to be released. It needed the USN sign off which came Wednesday morning.

ZIM traded above 3.60+ today.

Go slow. Hold onto your soul at all costs. That's the prize. Not the money.

God is with us.

15:01

The Real Rwanda Genocide Story has no Canadian Heroes Dissident Voice

Canadian commentators often claim more Tutsi were killed in the genocide than lived in Rwanda. Since it aligns with Washington, London and Kigalis interests, as well as liberal nationalist Canadian ideology, the statistical inflation passes with little comment.

A Tyee story last month described the slaughter of over 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda between AprilJuly 1994. An earlier Globe and Mail profile of Romo Dallaire cited a higher number. It noted, over the next few months, Hutu activists and militias, supplemented by police officers and military commanders, killed an estimated 800,000 to 1 million Tutsis.

Even self-declared experts on the subject cite these outlandish statistics. In the Globe and Mail and Rabble last year Gerald Caplan wrote that, despite his [Dallaire] best efforts, perhaps a million people of the Tutsi minority were slaughtered in 100 days.

With ties to the regime in Kigali, Caplan pulled this number out of thin air. Its improbable there were a million Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 and no one believes every single Tutsi was killed.

While the exact figure is unknown and somewhat contested, Rwandas 1991 Census calculated 596,387 Tutsi. Initially sponsored by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the GenoDynamics project by the Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia Allan Stam and University of Michigan political science professor Christian Davenport put the number slightly lower at 500,000. Others claim the Hutu-government of the time sought to suppress Tutsi population statistics and estimate a few hundred thousand more Rwandan Tutsi.

But, a significant number of Tutsi survived the hundred days of killing. Tutsi survivors umbrella group IBUKA (Remember) initially concluded that 300,000 survived the genocidal killings, which they later increased to nearer to 400,000.

For 800,0001 million Tutsi to have perished there would have had to been at least 1.1 million and probably closer to 1.4 million Tutsi. Thats twice the official calculation.

Notwithstanding the three examples mentioned at the top, the most commonly cited formulation...

14:49

Over 31,000 Scientists Say Global Warming Is A Total Hoax World Truth.TV

Over 31,000 scientists have united against the political agenda of global warming. The scientific consensus, which includes over 9,000 scientists with Ph.D.s, supports the necessity of carbon dioxide and sheds light on the agenda of global warming, which includes industrial energy rationing, central economic planning, and global taxation schemes. These scientists are now speaking out against the hoax []

14:34

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

"The Moon, three planets, and a bright star gathered near the ecliptic plane in the September 18 morning sky over Veszprem Castle, Hungary. 
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In this twilight skyscape, Mercury and Mars still shine close to the eastern horizon, soon to disappear in the glare of the Sun. Regulus, alpha star of the constellation Leo, is the bright point next to a waning crescent Moon, with brilliant Venus near the top of the frame. The beautiful morning conjunction of Moon, planets, and bright star could generally be followed by early morning risers all around planet Earth. But remarkably, the Moon also occulted, or passed directly in front of, Regulus and each of the three planets within 24 hours, all on September 18 UT. Visible from different locations, timing and watching the lunar occultations was much more difficult though, and mostly required viewing in daytime skies."

14:31

Bison Awareness In Europe La Paz Group

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European bison near the town of Bad Berleburg, Germany, in 2013. Credit Marius Becker/Picture Alliance, via Associated Press

Bison in Europe have not been on our agenda for a while, though rewilding in Europe remains a topic we monitor and share here with regularity. Progress seemed more the rule than the exception; so this recent story from Germany takes us by complete surprise:

Last week, a rare wild bison was spotted wande...

14:30

Satanic Fashion Show Inside a Church at London Fashion Week BlackListed News

Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglus presented her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at London Fashion Week and it was nothing less than a satanic Black Mass. Indeed, the event took place at the altar of St Andrew Church in London and incorporated heavy occult and satanic symbolism. In short, the event summed up everything the fashion world is truly about. While Dilara Findikoglu is said to an up-and-coming rebel of the fashion world, shes perfectly in line with the industrys philosophy. Shes not rebelling at all, shes doing what exactly the type of stuff they want her to do.

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14:23

No Free & Independent Media Allowed Australia Has Taken Another Step Towards Complete Government Control The Crazz Files

By Bernie Smith

Australia has just sold its soul. A few days ago a law was passed quietly without much attention in the press.

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13:39

60 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Shipwrecks Found in Dead Zone of Black Sea (Photos) The Mind Unleashed

60 fantastically preserved ancient shipwrecks were recently discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea, in an oxygen-free zone known as a dead zone.

They include galleys from various ancient empires, such as the Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman empires.

Daily Mail

Scientists were using underwater robots to survey the effects of climate change off the coast of Bulgaria when they accidentally found the graveyard of ships.

The discovery is being called truly unrivaled by experts. Several ships have features that were previously only described in written accounts, not corroborated as fact until now.

Wood carving features remained completely intact for hundreds of years. Perfectly preserved rope was found on a 2,000 year old Roman ship.

According to the Daily Mail:

The project, known Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP), involves an international team led by the University of Southamptons Centre for Maritime Archaeology.

Most of the vessels found are around 1,300 years old, but the oldest dates back to the 4th Century BC.

Blackseamap.com

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13:34

Human Rights: the Latest Weapon Against Venezuela Dissident Voice

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Lilian Tintori, wife of opposition leader Leopoldo Lpez who is currently serving a 13 year sentence (in house arrest) for his responsibility in the deadly violence of the 2014 guarimbas.

The mainstream media have a crucial role to play in the war against Venezuela, creating a distorted narrative and a constant frenzy that are crucial for any regime-change operation. With violent protests having failed to topple the government and to stop the Constituent Assembly, the plan switched to military threats and economic sanctions. But these come directly from an unpopular US administration, and a more impartial-looking figure was needed. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jordanian Prince Zeid bin Raad al Hussein, stepped up to the plate with the backing of more than 100 NGOs. We tackle the manipulation of human rights for imperial purposes, but first we examine how the term NGO is woefully inadequate to describe these organisations.

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So much more than NGOs

On occasion of the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 116 NGOs1 signed a letter demanding that Venezuela be a priority for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The effort was spearheaded by none other than Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW has a long and documented history of bias and outright lies in their reports on Venezuela, which is no surprise given their blatant revolving door with the US government. Among the signatories are several...

13:30

Climate Change Science Implodes As IPCC Climate Models Are 'Totally Wrong' Humans Are Free

A stunning new science paper authored by climate change alarmists and published in the science journal Nature Geoscience has just broken the back of the climate change hoax.

The paper, authored by Myles R. Allen, Richard J. Millar and others, reveals that global warming climate models are flat wrong, having been deceptively biased toward worst case warming predictions that now turn out to be paranoid scare mongering.

The paper, entitled, Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5C, concludes that the global warming long feared and hyped by everyone from Al Gore to CNN talking heads was based on faulty software models that dont stand up to actual measured temperatures in the real world.

In technical jargon, the paper explains, We show that limiting cumulative post-2015 CO2 emissions to about 200GtC would limit post-2015 warming to less than 0.6C in 66% of Earth system model members.

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13:30

More than half of children and youth worldwide 'not learning' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

About 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and maths, which could threaten progress on development goals, says the UN.

13:15

New cheap plastic toilets claim to bring 'sanitation for all' nearer RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Production of plastic toilets equipped with a gravity-powered self-closing trapdoor that makes pit latrine outhouses safer, more sanitary and less unpleasant is being scaled up.

13:13

What Exactly Do We Really Have Ownership Of? Waking Times

RJ Spina, Contributor
Waking Times

With the horrific weather anomalies and natural disasters currently happening across the globe, it moved my attention towards all the challenges these Souls are being forced to accept in working with these situations and the subsequent effect it has on their lives. All the energy spent on worrying, fear, preparation, planning, recovery and rebuilding in order to protect life and objects. My heart goes out to everyone who is struggling because of this. The obstacles and challenges in life are an integral part of the journey itself and are needed in order to force us to grow in our awareness, our love, our wisdom and our power.

The observation of these recent events led to a feeling inside my heart. This sensation, once fully clothed with empathy, compassion and the gentle guide of wisdom gives rise to inspiration in the form of a single thought the concept of ownership.

What is it that we actually own? Certainly not our possessions. We dont take them with us when we exit this concept of life so at best they are on loan, temporarily. Maybe all physical goods represent the result of our misdirected attention being placed on the illusory sensory realm or the outside world, the realm of the five senses. If we accept that we dont ever own any material goods maybe that would free us from worry and concern over them and allow us to simply partake of the temporary sensory experience of them without attachment via ownership. Maybe we would see all physical goods in a different light with this understanding.

What about ownership in regards to our friendships and family? Relationships are a two-way street so having expectations of someones behavior, acceptance, attention, love or interest is not up to us, so all seemingly external interactions with others, even family and friends, are fickle. That does not fit the concept of ownership.

How about our thoughts? Surely we own those. No, we experience thoughts, only momentarily, which consist of the trillions of desires left behind by those who have come before us, including ou...

13:08

Leo Buscaglia, Loving Each Other Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Loving Each Other
by Leo Buscaglia

Emotional detachment, maintaining our distance from others, is being prescribed as a solution for avoiding pain. Neglect and abuse of children and the aged is a growing problem. Social and religious institutions, which in the past helped to set standards of behavior and brought people together in companionship, are actively downgraded. Individualism, independence, and personal freedom are valued above love, commitment, and cooperation.

Examining the complex nature involved in loving each other (the dynamic and everchanging nature of two or more unique and whole individuals agreeing to emerge and blend in a long-term commitment) is not an easy task. Nevertheless, that is the purpose of this book. It seems to me vital and necessary, since material dealing with the dynamics of loving each other is rare. Without this knowledge we end only by living together in hate, fear, loneliness, and continuing to hurt each other in ignorance. Happily, the choice is still ours to make.

Like everyone I know, my life, too, has been a long series of interwoven relationships, both good and bad. I value them all. For it was mainly through these relationships that I survived my infancy, completed my childhood, ended my adolescence and moved toward a dynamic state of growing to maturity. They have been living lessons in meeting defeat, letting go and overcoming fear. They have helped to free my spirit and eradicate my fear of loving. My relationships are still my major source of stimulation, causing me to remain open, curious, eager to learn and challenged by change. Now I understand more than ever the poet W.H. Audens remark, "We must love one another or die!"

Isnt it time that we forget our petty egos, give up our fear of appearing sentimental or nave and come together in our universal need, one for the other? Why is it so difficult for us to embrace each other fearlessly and with passion and say, "Human being, take my human hand?"

13:05

Maternal and neonatal tetanus eliminated in the Americas RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The Americas have eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus, which used to kill over 10,000 newborns a year in the region.

12:56

"Always Remember..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience,
and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
- Harriet Tubman

12:53

Chet Raymo, Making Peace Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Making Peace
by Chet Raymo

"An issue of Science (May 18, 2012) was devoted to human conflict. If I can summarize 60 pages of discussion: It's US versus THEM. It seems our long evolutionary history has favored group solidarity. Empathy and cooperation within the group; distrust and aggression toward those outside. The first groups were those of kin, tribes, and then ethnicity. As societies grew, groups identified themselves in more complex ways. Some researches would suggest that religions evolved as group adhesives.

WE are moral, beautiful, enlightened, favored by God. THEY are wicked, ugly, ignorant, blighted by Providence. Red state and blue state. The 99% and the 1%. Black and white. Christian and Muslim. I mean, admit it. WE are the best. Its commonsense. Meaning, common sense.

In the final comments of his lectures on literature, delivered at Wellesley and Cornell in the 1940s-50s, Vladimir Nabokov had some things to say about common sense and human conflict: "It is instructive to think that there is not a single person in this room [he told his students], or for that matter in any room in the world, who, at some nicely chosen point in historical space-time would not be put to death there and then, here and now, by a commonsensical majority in righteous rage. The color of one's skin, creed, neckties, eyes, thoughts, manners, speech, is sure to meet somewhere in time or space with a fatal objection from a mob that hates that particular tone. And the more brilliant, the more unusual the man, the nearer he is to the stake. Stranger always rhymes with danger."

Nabokov, who had first fled Russia from the Bolsheviks, then Germany from the Nazis, was urging his students to eschew any form of group self-righteousness, and to cultivate instead imagination, memory and an artistic sense. The best temperament for resisting the siren call of the group, he said, is a combination of artistic and scientific.
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12:44

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake; death toll up to 273 CLG News

Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake; death toll up to 273 | 21 Sept 2017 | As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick rescues and some complained they were being kept in the dark about search efforts. President Enrique Pena Nieto's office raised the death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake to 273, including 137 in the capital. More than 2,000 were injured and more than 50 people rescued in Mexico City alone, including two women and a man pulled alive from the wreckage of a building in the city's center Wednesday night.

12:30

Pacific Northwest Resident Documents Metallic Fibers Falling from Sky Humans Are Free

As the term geoengineering creeps evermore into public consciousness, people are being persuaded that weather modification schemes will play an important role in public safety as a response to climate change.

Most people are behind the curve on this issue, though, as independent journalists and private individuals have for years been documenting what is is happening in our skies.

For the last several years, a Washington state resident has been documenting geoengineerinng activity in the skies over the Olympic Peninsula, reporting on unnatural cloud formations, atmospheric spraying, and electromagnetic warfare testing by the Navy.

In addition to the obvious manipulations of the sky at large, she has documented an abundance of mysterious white fibrous materials falling from the sky.


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12:13

Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say CLG News

Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say | 20 Sept 2017 | Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was 'unmasking' at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 - and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump's inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News. Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicated this occurred in the final days of the Obama White House.

12:10

Regional Security Adviser RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

About the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat The Pacific Islands Forum was founded in August 1971 and currently comprises 18 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. Its Leaders meet annually to develop collective responses to regional issues. The Forums administrative arm is the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, based in Suva, Fiji. It acts as the Secretariat for Forum-related events, implements decisions by the Leaders, facilitates the delivery of development [...]

12:09

Atlas Dropped: The Working Class and Its Critics Dissident Voice

The New York Times Business Page recently featured a front page article about the annual conference In Jackson Hole, Wyoming hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. It contained this interesting opening:

In the decade since the financial crisis economic policymakers, professors and protestors have gathered here every August to argue about the best ways to return to faster economic growth. This year, they gave upinstead focused mostly on making sure things dont get any worse.

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen spoke about the risk of further deregulation while Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, spoke against protectionism. The tepid tone of the conference, of course, was the opposite of President Trumps boisterousness tweets about the current economic reality, most prominently on July 2nd when Trump tweeted Stock Market at all-time high, unemployment at lowest level in years (wages will start going up) and our base has never been stronger! Not to be undone, July 31st saw Trump tweet Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages rising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos.

For certain Trump isnt the first president to hang his hat on the Dow Jones. Barack Obama for one certainly wasnt above it. However, as Michelle Styczynski recently explained in Jacobin, a rising stock market has little to no effect on the wages of the hourly workers who make up almost 60 percent of the workforce. Before 1980, real wages grew at an average of two and a half cents ($0.0025) per month while the S&P grew on average 0.53 points per month. After 1980 wages grow by an average rate of 0.7 cents ($0.007) per month a 71 percent drop. Meanwhile the S&P has risen to an average growth rate of 4 points per month for an increase of 660 percent. In other words its been a long time since stock market growth correlated to higher wages for the working class.

As for the rest of the base as Trump refers to it is plagued by the same longstanding trends Trump incoherently campaigned on. The top 1 percent continues to swallow up the lions share of growth. From 2009-2012 the one percent captured over 90 percent of economic gains. That number has declined since but from 2013-2015 the one percent still grabbed about half of growth. Productivity has stalled. The economy has yet to even recover the output it was on pace to produce prior to the Great Recession.

In 1967 95 percent of prime age men (ages 25-54) worked. Today more than 15 percent arent working with some localities having fewer than 70 percent of men without a college education unemployed or out of the workforce entirely. The percentage of underemployed Americans is now at 8.6 percent. Paradoxically 7.6 million people currently work more than one job, the highest in two decades. A study by economists Lawrence F. Katz and Alan B. Krueger showed that nearly 95...

12:01

Furious Clapper Admits To CNN That Trump Was Wiretapped Your News Wire

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was forced to admit that Obama illegally wiretapped Donald Trump, during a CNN interview Wednesday. Speaking with CNN host Don Lemon, Clapper admitted that it was conceivable that [...]

11:56

Israeli Government To Ethnically Cleanse Palestinians Your News Wire

The Israeli government has drafted plans to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from the country and annex the entire West Bank. The plan, proposed by Likud, has been designed to force Palestinian residents to immigrate against their [...]

11:50

Former Clinton Aide Kept Three Muslim Women As Sex Slaves Your News Wire

Former Clinton aide Imran Awan has been accused of sexually and physically abusing three women who he reportedly held as sex slaves.  According to police reports obtained under Virginias Freedom of Information Act, the indicted former [...]

11:45

Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Plan To Form Libertarian Country Your News Wire

Bitcoin millionaires Olivier Janssens and Roger Ver have announced plans to form a new country, based on libertarian principles. According to Janssens: We have backing of over 100 million USD in private capital and are committed to [...]

11:42

WhatsApp Refused To Install Backdoor For British Government Your News Wire

Creators of the WhatsApp messaging service repeatedly refused to comply with demands by the UK government to install a secret backdoor in its software.  According to an anonymous security source, the British government pressured the [...]

11:34

Media Ignores Evidence That Pentagon Paid To Fake Terrorist Videos Your News Wire

The Pentagon paid over half a billion dollars to allow a U.K. PR firm to create fake terrorist videos in order to track people who watch them.  As part of a secret propaganda program in [...]

11:31

Secretary DeVos, Neurocore, and Competency-Based Workforce Training Dissident Voice

Vice President Mike Pences tie-breaking vote to confirm US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, marks the first time in history that a VP has issued the deciding vote to officiate a presidential cabinet appointment. The contentious opposition votes have expressed that among their concerns are conflicts of interest between Secretary DeVoss federal powers and her multimillion-dollar investments in a biofeedback corporation known as Neurocore, which provides neuroscience treatments for retraining cognitive habits through stimulus-response conditioning.

In a letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), ten Democrat members of HELP, including Bernie Sanders, formalized the following request for extended investigation of DeVoss corporate investments: We believe it is important to ask her questions around companies she will continue to own that are directly impacted by the Department of Education and this administrations education agenda.

Although DeVos announced her resignation from Neurocores board of directors upon her confirmation to the office of US Secretary of Education, she has refused to sell her shares in the company. By refusing to divest her financial interests in Neurocore, DeVos has incited concerns that she may use her federal influence to advance Neurocores controversial biofeedback therapies as government-approved interventions for students who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other cognitive-learning disabilities.

Former White House ethics adviser, Richard W. Painter, who served under the George W. Bush administration, has criticized DeVoss conflicts of interest:

[t]his is not an appropriate investment for the secretary of education . . . How schools respond to attention issues is a vitally important policy question and ties right into achievement. In my view, there should be support, including financial support, for alternatives to ADHD drug treatments that are covered by health insurance whereas alternatives often are not covered.  . . . The secretary would be barred from participating in that important policy decision if she or her husband owned an interest in this company.

Nevertheless, touted as the cutting edge of operant conditioning psychotherapy, Neurocores biofeedback treatments could be readily...

11:26

Trump Allows U.S. Gun Makers To Sell Abroad Your News Wire

President Trump has announced plans to allow American gun makers to sell arms and ammunition to foreign buyers.  In a move that will likely infuriate Congress, the President is finalizing a plan to shift oversight of [...]

11:24

End-of-life chatbot can help you with difficult final decisions Signs of the Times

Could chatbots lend a non-judgemental ear to people making decisions about the end of their life? A virtual agent that helps people have conversations about their funeral plans, wills and spiritual matters is set to be trialled in Boston over the next two years with people who are terminally ill. People near the end of their lives sometimes don't get the chance to have these important conversations before it's too late, says Timothy Bickmore at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. So Bickmore and his team - which included doctors and hospital chaplains - built a tablet-based chatbot to offer spiritual and emotional guidance to people that need it. "We see a need for technology to intervene at an earlier point," he says.

11:21

Russia Threatens To Shoot U.S. Special Forces In Syria Who Support ISIS Your News Wire

Russia has warned the United States that its troops will fire at U.S. Special Forces in Syria if they see evidence of collusion with ISIS.  Moscow issued the warning Thursday, claiming that its forces had [...]

11:16

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

Temple, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

11:14

How Nestle Makes Billions Selling You Groundwater In A Bottle Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

How Nestle Makes Billions Selling You Groundwater In A Bottle
by Tyler Durden

"A few weeks ago we shared with readers a lawsuit filed in Connecticut against Nestle Waters North America, Inc. alleging that the water they marketed as Poland 'Natural Spring Water' was actually just bottled groundwater, the same water that runs through the taps of many American households. Now a new investigation from Bloomberg Businessweek reveals how large water bottling companies choose their plant locations based not on the steady supply of pristine, natural drinking water, as their labels and other marketing campaigns would lead you to believe, but based on which economically depressed municipalities offer up the most tax breaks and have the most lax water laws. 

As an example, even in the drought stricken state of California, Bloomberg notes that Nestle was able to strike a sweetheart 20-year supply agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to pay roughly $0.000001 for the water in each bottle that consumers blindly dro...

10:52

"Beijing Takes A Knee China Central Bank Tells National Banks To Halt Business With North Korea" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Beijing Takes A Knee China Central Bank Tells 
National Banks To Halt Business With North Korea"
by Sundance

"Beijing is quickly recognizing they have painted themselves into an economic corner. Beijing enables the DPRK. President Trump specifically targets this reality as the solution to North Koreas aggression: Beijing tells DPRK to do stupid thing. DPRK does stupid thing. Trump hits Xi Jinping with economic punishment for stupid thing. In an effort to keep the panda mask as the primary focus of the international (investment) community; and facing another set of financial sanctions by President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin; and after President Trump explains to Xi Jinping that unrelenting economic pressure will only get worse; Beijing tells Chinese banks to cut off financial relationships with North Korea.
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) Chinas central bank has told banks to strictly implement United Nations sanctions against North Korea, four sources told Reu...

10:49

Sergey Lavrov offers Russia's point-by-point rebuttal of Trump's inflammatory UN speech (full video) Signs of the Times

Russia's Foreign Minister has rejected almost every point made in Donald Trump's speech before the UNGA. Sergey Lavrov, Russia's long serving Foreign Minister has delivered his country's address to the plenary session of the 72nd meeting of the UN General Assembly. The speech which was delivered at a rapid pace, can be characterised as a point-for-point rebuttal of the majority of issues raised by Donald Trump during his deeply controversial speech delivered on the 19th of September. Below are the main points covered by Lavrov

10:46

Establishment's fear: Seeing Black Lives Matter and Trump supporters come together Signs of the Times

People are resisting the divide and conquer propaganda and this video of Black Lives Matter and Trump supporters coming together shows how to do it. Over the weekend, in Washington, hundreds of Trump supporters gathered for the Mother of All Rallies event to praise their leader in the White House. Naturally, there were some folks there to counter-protest - nine Black Lives Matter activists to be exact. This counter-protest began just like all the counter-protests before, people gathered around and began shouting in faces. "You don't like this country, you leave!" shouted one man, repeating the ill-thought-out, yet often repeated, asinine talking point - implying that people who criticize the government, should leave instead. The Black Lives Matter members remained militant and did not stand down as they chanted "black lives matter!" over and over, while Trump supporters encircled them.

10:29

Neanderthal kids brains grew more slowly than humans Signs of the Times

The brains of Neanderthal children developed more slowly than those of anatomically modern humans, according to an analysis of a 49,000 year-old juvenile skeleton found in a cave in northwestern Spain. The analysis was conducted by a team led by palaeobiologist Antonio Rosas of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales in Madrid, and published in the journal Science. The scientists found that the Neanderthal child, reliably established to have been 7.7 years old at death, had a brain that was about 87.7% the size of an adult. Human children have a brain 95% of adult size by the same age. The team also found that some of the child's vertebrae had not fused, while in humans the same bones are fully fused between the ages of four and six. The skeleton was recovered from the El Sidron cave system in Asturias in Spain, a hotspot for Neanderthal research that has so far produced more than 2,500 remains of seven adults and six juveniles.

10:24

Unique 'ring comet' discovered by Hubble telescope Signs of the Times

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet. The research is presented in a paper published in the journal Nature today. In September 2016, just before the asteroid 288P made its closest approach to the Sun, it was close enough to Earth to allow astronomers a detailed look at it using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope [1]. The images of 288P, which is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, revealed that it was actually not a single object, but two asteroids of almost the same mass and size, orbiting each other at a distance of about 100 kilometres. That discovery was in itself an important find; because they orbit each other, the masses of the objects in such systems can be measured. But the observations also revealed ongoing activity in the binary system. "We detected strong indications of the sublimation of water ice due to the increased solar heating - similar to how the tail of a comet is created," explains Jessica Agarwal (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany), the team leader and main author of the research paper. This makes 288P the first known binary asteroid that is also classified as a main-belt comet.

10:15

Jackie Chans dad was a spy in Australia World News Echonetdaily

 Jackie Chan attends a press conference to promote his new movie "The Foreigner" in Qingdao city, east China's Shandong province, 19 September 2017.

Jackie Chan attends a press conference to promote his new movie The Foreigner in Qingdao city, east Chinas Shandong province, 19 September 2017.

LOS ANGELES  [AAP]

Jackie Chan offers up a startling confession soon after he sits down for a chat.

I am Australian, Chan, the legendary 63-year-old Hong Kong-born martial arts star, told AAP last weekend while promoting his new animated family-comedy film, The Lego Ninjago Movie.

Its the first of numerous startling insights into Chans little-known and influential years growing up in Canberra and the long connection his parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, have with Australia.

Both were buried in Canberra.

Known worldwide as Jackie Chan after making more than 100 Hollywood and Asian films including the Police Story and Rush Hour franchises, Shanghai Noon and The Tuxedo, Chan has had a few different names several from his time in Australia.

If it wasnt for Australia the world would not know him as Jackie.

When he attended the ACTs Dickson College he was known as Steve.

Around the US Embassy in Canberra where his parents worked he was known as Pao.

When I go to try to learn English at school they call me Steve, Chan said.

I tried to find a job.

A guy said Whats your English name? and I said I dont have one.

My friend was a driver for the embassy.

His name was Jack so it was, Ok, call him Jack.

Oh yeah.

Chan offered another interesting tidbit his dad was a spy.

Chan Sr was hiding out at the US Embassy in Canberra because he was a Chinese nationalist agent who originally fled China to Hong Kong to avoid being captured by rival Communists.

My father was spy hiding in Hong Kong and hiding in Australia at the American embassy for so many years, Chan said....

09:54

What Its Like To Be Married To A Robot World Truth.TV

Zheng Jiajia is an engineer and a graduate of Zhejiang University. He is 31 years old and married to a beautiful young woman named Yingying who he built in his apartment. Yingying is a robot. She can only say a few words, but her husband is her designer and he has every intention of []

09:54

Divers Are Stunned By Weird Tube-Like Sea Creatures Lurking Below The Oceans Surface World Truth.TV

Divers off the coast of Australia spotted a giant translucent tube with a strange pink sheen on its skin. Initially uncertain about the 10-meter-long creature, they approached it with caution. As animal gently glided toward them, they decided to reach out and touch it. It felt like a soft, jelly-like substance and it didnt really []

09:54

Scientists Are Baffled By Mysterious Mountain That Lays Eggs World Truth.TV

A rural and small Chinese village has been in the media spotlight because of a mysterious cliff face that is said to lay eggs. The so-called egg-laying cliff, situated in south-east China, regularly produces large round rocks as heavy as 660 pounds, according to the locals. Its said that the stone eggs would drop from the []

09:54

NAM, China Backs Venezuela, Govt Signs Anti-Nuclear Treaty New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Led by Venezuela, one hundred and twenty member-states of the Non-Aligned Movement signed a declaration opposing unilateral sanctions and coercive measures Wednesday.

09:53

Sacred And Mysterious Lake Titicaca Still Holds Many Ancient Secrets World Truth.TV

Located in the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is not only a beautiful spot on this planet, but also a place shrouded in a veil of mystery. How did the Inca know the shape the lake as seen from the air? What precious ancient treasures are hidden at the bottom []

09:53

They Were Told They Were Likely Going To Die, And Were Allowed One Phone Call Home To Say Goodbye World Truth.TV

Imagine being told that you could call home to say good-bye to your loved ones, knowing that it might be the last time you speak to them, and you cant even tell them why you are calling. That was the reality faced by a number of U.S. air force members as they left on a []

09:52

Scotlands Oldest Snow Patch May Not See Another Sunrise World Truth.TV

BY DAY, IAIN CAMERON IS a health and safety manager for an aerospace company in Edinburgh, Scotland. But by nightor, at least, on weekends and holidayshe is one of Great Britains most tenacious snow patchers, people who seek and document the islands patches of snow, the ones that manage to hold on through the warmer months, []

09:52

China Is The Real Risk In Donald Trumps Threats To Destroy North Korea World Truth.TV

One of the hardest parts about doing real foreign policy work in Washington is avoiding what I call the pundit trap. You see, being one of the lucky  or unlucky, depending on how you look at it people who get to go on TV and talk about Americas national security problems is that Im constantly exposed []

09:52

Why Do Onions Make Us Cry? World Truth.TV

We all know that feeling: the burning sensation as we slice into a fresh onion, eyes watering and wincing to relieve the stinging. There are claims that home remedies can solve this problem, including burning a candle, putting the onion in the freezer before chopping, or cutting the onion underwater. In this article we will []

09:48

COFCO goes global to grow grain security RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

20 Sep 2017 | China DailyCOFCO Corp, China biggest agricultural products supplier by revenue, plans by 2020 to see 60 percent of its revenue contributed by overseas markets and control up to 50 million metric tons of foreign grain resources.

09:48

Bindaree's Chinese investors plan to develop northern WA cattle assets RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

20 Sep 2017 | Beef CentralHong Kong based investors who recently took a 51 percent stake in northern NSW export beef processor, Bindaree Beef have plans to further develop their Western Australian grazing property investments, purchased in April last year.

09:48

Karuturi demands compensation from Ethiopia for failed land deal RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

21 Sep 2017 | BloombergKaruturi Global Ltd., an Indian flower grower, demanded compensation from the Ethiopian government for a series of failed land deals as it prepares to exit the Horn of Africa nation.

09:45

James Comey attempted to discredit Trump's wiretapping claims that proved true Signs of the Times

The FBI had wiretapped President Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort before and after the election, contrary to what former FBI Director James Comey suggested earlier this year. CNN reported: US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. The CNN report also noted that Manafort has a residence in Trump Tower, although it said it was "unclear" whether the wiretapping took place there or not.

09:41

Presidential Bomb Threats at the UN RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Donald Trump denounced North Korea and its president Kim Jong-un as "depraved" before the United Nations Sept. 19, saying the nation "threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of life." Of course North Korea can barely feed itself, and yet has to defend itself against an onslaught of Western hostility, UN sanctions, and ongoing US/South Continue reading "Presidential Bomb Threats at the UN" The post Presidential Bomb Threats at the UN appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

09:40

Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push cryptogon.com

Via: Bloomberg: Daimler AG plans to spend $1 billion to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the worlds largest luxury-car maker up to battle with battery-car specialist Tesla Inc. on its home turf. The German automaker will build its fifth battery plant globally and create more than 600 jobs in []

09:34

Analytical study of trichlorfon residues in Kaki fruit and cauliflower samples by liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Analytical study of trichlorfon residues in Kaki fruit and cauliflower samples by liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry

09:34

Assessment of carotenoid bioavailability of whole foods using a Caco-2 cell culture model coupled with an in vitro digestion RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Assessment of carotenoid bioavailability of whole foods using a Caco-2 cell culture model coupled with an in vitro digestion

09:34

In vivo effect of pachymatismin, a new marine glycoprotein, on a human non-small-cell lung carcinoma RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

In vivo effect of pachymatismin, a new marine glycoprotein, on a human non-small-cell lung carcinoma

09:34

09:34

A Grower's Guide to Cultivating Chinese Water Chestnut in Australia RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A Grower's Guide to Cultivating Chinese Water Chestnut in Australia

09:34

Arthroscopic surgery of the temporomandibular joint treatment of internal derangement with persistent closed lock RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Arthroscopic surgery of the temporomandibular joint treatment of internal derangement with persistent closed lock

09:34

Increase in glutamate synthase (NADH) activity in maize seedlings in response to nitrate and ammonium nitrogen RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Increase in glutamate synthase (NADH) activity in maize seedlings in response to nitrate and ammonium nitrogen

09:28

NASA's Hubble spots 'unique' binary asteroid between Mars and Jupiter Signs of the Times

Astronomers, with the aid of the Hubble Space Telescope, have discovered a unique binary object lurking in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The object, an asteroid first discovered by Spacewatch back in 2006, was reexamined again last September. Hubble took a number of images of the asteroid, designated 288P, just before it made its closest approach to the sun. Upon studying the images, boffins realised that it was not one but two asteroids of roughly the same size and mass, orbiting each other at a distance of about 60 miles, sporting a comet-esque tail, making 288P the first known binary asteroid that is also classified as a main-belt comet.

09:25

Benjamin Fulford Update: "Urgent Questions from a Political Prisoner" -- September 19, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

Urgent questions from a political prisoner
By benjamin
2017-09-19



1) Have you heard of Leo Wanta and the $30 trillion plus of money that was stolen from him by the Bush cabal? What do you know of the current prospects for release of the money to Wanta by Trump?

Yes I have heard of Mr. Wanta. He is not about to get his money. Instead he is going to join the long list of people who have been ripped off astronomical sums by the establishment in Washington DC. Just ask the Kuomintang Chinese about how much luck they have had getting their historical gold holdings back. We are going to have to put these people out of business but doing so will not get any money back. It will just stop them from stealing more.

2) What do you think of the cloning situation in Washington, D.C., with so many government officials having impostors standing in for them, and the same for the media? I hope your are aware of how far the cloning goes in our chain-of-command

Many people have told me about clones and cloning and there is definitely something to it. One Asian triad assassin told he how he killed his Jewish handler only to have the same man reappear later. However, until we have definitive disclosure on this subject, I use Occams razor and look for explanations within the mainstream world paradigm. There is beyond a doubt the use of body doubles enhanced with plastic surgery and the use of computer graphics to create TV appearances of dead people is widespread.

3) Are you aware of Preston James writings? He is a columnist for Veterans Today, and writes extensively on the history and methods of the Khazarian mafia and the Secret Shadow Government. What is your opinion of him and Veterans Today...

09:16

Trump caves: Falls in line with Deep State's imperialist interventionism Signs of the Times

President Trump's U.N. speech showed that despite his America First rhetoric, his policies are virtually the same as the neocon strategies of George W. Bush and liberal interventionism of Barack Obama,. In discussing President Trump, there is always the soft prejudice of low expectations - people praise him for reading from a Teleprompter even if his words make little sense - but there is no getting around the reality that his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly must rank as one of the most embarrassing moments in America's relations with the global community. Trump offered a crude patchwork of propaganda and bluster, partly delivered as a campaign speech praising his own leadership - boasting about the relatively strong U.S. economy that he mostly inherited from President Obama - and partly reflecting his continued subservience to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. However, perhaps most importantly, Trump's speech may have extinguished any flickering hope that his presidency might achieve some valuable course corrections in how the United States deals with the world, i.e., shifting away from the disastrous war/interventionist policies of his two predecessors.

09:00

Spain Charters Cruise Ship to House Police to Quell Catalans Seeking Independence Cruise Law News

Spain has quitely chartered a cruise ship to be positioned at the Port of Barcelona as housing for thousands of riot police and security officers in order to try and suppress rebel Catalans who are seeking an independence referendum.

You can read about the dispute in Spain in a New York Times article As Catalonia Referendum Nears, Tensions Rise in Spain

According to Bloomberg Politics, Spain hired the the Rhapsody to house a portion of the 16,000 security forces in advance of the October 1st referendum passed by the Catalan Parliament but declared illegal by Rhapsody Spains highest court. The riot police are intended to try and control the pro-independence campaigners. 

Bloomberg writes that Spain is putting "more boots on the ground" near Barcelona in order to arrest local officials and raids regional-government offices prior to the referendum.

In addition to the Rhapsody which has a capacity of 2,448 people and can accomodate 700 vehicles, Spain is chartering two additional unnaned ferries to house the riot police. Not to be confused with the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas, the Rhapsody is a RoRo ("roll on - roll off) cruise-ferry operated by the Italian shipping company Grandi Navi Veloci SpA. 

Chartering cruise ships to provide housing is not particularly uncommon, at least where extra housing is needed following hurricanes or for special events such as the Olympics. But it seems highly unusual for cruise ship or ferry operators to agree to lease their ships as housing for riot police to be used in such a hotly disputed political and probably violent dispute.

Have a thought? Please leave a comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook page.  

Photo credit: Grandi Navi Veloci 

09:00

ICRC statement to UN General Assembly High Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.This year we saw famine loom over our world as millions faced starvation.

08:56

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Compliance" -- September 21, 2017 Operation Disclosure



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Humanity is now in a real window to finally achieving its sovereign freedom.

No other way to explain it.

The USNs were released.

The Congress was by-passed.

So any day now, any way.

The US military has been in a position since the markets closed on Wednesday to implement martial law if necessary.

The Chinese have enacted a release strategy that GUARANTEES an American RV in the month of September--as to set up a new Eastern world aligned global governance starting in October.

This includes the removal of Trump and Netanyahu. As well as Kim Jong-un.

Anyone blocking progress no matter how public will be removed.

The cabal dies in September... permanently and forever. Sobeit.

Think about that statement of fact. In your lifetime. With revaluing currency in hand.

Historic stuff and you're actively participating Pre-RV.

So let's talk about life Post RV.

There's great responsibility with great wealth. You know that.

You also know to lay low for a few months until you learn how to handle everything.

We're hearing the redemption...

08:47

Former Pentagon Analyst Explains Why Trump Fostering Hysteria Over North Korea The Fifth Column

 (Sputnik)  President Donald Trump and members of his administration have been deliberately fostering public hysteria over North Korea to drown out voices opposed to any US military buildup, former Defense Department and Air Force analyst Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski told Sputnik.

During a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York earlier in the day, Trump said the United States would totally destroy North Korea if it was forced to. On Sunday, US Envoy to the UN Nikki Haley warned that the United States had plenty of unilateral military options to choose from to address Pyongyangs missile tests.

The public hysteria being promoted by the [Trump] administration indicates to me that this is an attempt to entertain the US population through fear, and shut down or limit public dissent, Kwiatkowski said on Tuesday.

The Defense Department and its major contractors have been alarmed at the American publics growing opposition to massive spending and endless US military adventures and interventions around the world, Kwiatkowski pointed out.

That we are speaking today of North Korea and its destruction by the US military reveals the driving and desperate concern of the Pentagon and its economic dependencies, she said.

The United States has repeatedly tried to use the United States as a cover and justification for waging major wars around the world over the past nearly 70 years, Kwiatkowski recalled.

When the US goes to war as it did in Korea in 1950, Yugoslavia in 1991, Iraq in 1990 and again in 2003, it was under the auspice or strong appearance of UN support, she said.

Current US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has tried to build up support for a similar war against North Korea this year, but so far she had largely failed, Kwiatkowski observed.

Haleys efforts at the UN have been designed to garner such support this summer, and it appears she has been less than fully successful, in part because taking a US fight to North Korea is very similar to declaring war against China and Russia, she said.

The ploy had failed in part because Moscow and Beijing had both grown in global stature and influence in recent years, Kwiatkowski explained.

The governments of both China and Russia not only hold UN Security Council veto power, both have asserted themselves globally, financially and militarily in the past decade, she said.

Also, US propaganda had not been successful so far in making the case for renewed war against North Korea to the American people, Kwiatkowski added.

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08:43

Early snowfall in Norway makes driving hazardous Signs of the Times

Chains and winter tyres were recommended by Norway's Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen, NPRA) for motorists travelling on the E6 motorway near Dovre after heavy snow fell in the area this morning. The snowfall comes early in the autumn, when many motorists are still using summer tyres. Several centimetres of snow are reported to have fallen in the region on Tuesday night. "Large vehicles are recommended to use chains and motorists on summer tyres should wait," NPRA traffic operator Ingvill Bredeland told NRK. The motorway was snowplowed early Wednesday morning, reports the broadcaster.

08:36

When Progressives Make Palestinian Rights Taboo, They Are Coddling the Far Right RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Earlier this month, Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss removed Chicago Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate in the Illinois gubernatorial race due to Ramirez-Rosa's refusal to oppose the 2005 Palestinian-led call to use boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) tactics to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian rights and to comply with international law. BDS campaigns, inspired by the South African anti-Apartheid struggle, are vigorously opposed by Israel's fiercest defenders, [...]

08:31

Archaeologists discover early Viking boat grave in Norway Signs of the Times

Archaeologists excavating a market square in Trondheim, Norway, have discovered the remains of a boat grave and possible human remains dating to around the time the Vikings started exploring and raiding lands across Europe. The boat was at least 13 feet (4 meters) long and was buried in the ground in a roughly north-south direction, according to archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage (NIKU). It's not clear why the boat was oriented in a north-south direction. Though the wood from the boat wasn't intact, the archaeologists found nails and lumps of rust that allowed them to confirm that the buried object was, in fact, a boat, NIKU archaeologist Ian Reed said in a statement.

08:20

Cosmic rays come from far-flung galaxies World News Echonetdaily

The Milky Way, photographed from the Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho, USA. Cosmic rays are now believed to come from way beyond our galaxy. Photo Nils Ribi Photography via AP

The Milky Way, photographed from the Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho, USA. Cosmic rays are now believed to come from way beyond our galaxy. Photo Nils Ribi Photography via AP

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Cosmic rays reaching earth come from other galaxies far outside the Milky Way, new research has revealed.

Ending a 50-year debate over the origin of the rays, a global collaboration of scientists has found there is only a one in million chance they could have come from a single source, within our own galaxy.

The research, which has involved scientists from the University of Adelaide, was published on Friday in the journal Science.

This clearly indicates an origin of particles outside of the Milky Way and is a very exciting outcome, the result of years of careful work with a highly tuned giant detector, Bruce Dawson, from the universitys energy astrophysics group, said.

This is the first conclusive evidence that real atomic material, not just star-light, arrives at earth from distant galaxies.

Cosmic rays travel through space at speeds just less than the speed of light, but are extremely rare, arriving at a rate of only one per square kilometre per year.

As one enters the earths atmosphere, it collides with an air molecule and creates a giant cascade of subatomic particles which sweeps down through the atmosphere almost at the speed of light, in a disc-like swarm several kilometres in diameter.

Its this cascade that can be detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina.

The new research has determined that they arrive from multiple directions, although the actual sources are yet to be pinned down.

The sources of these particles may be extreme cosmic environments associated with supermassive black-holes at the centres of galaxies, or perhaps in massive shocks in colliding galaxies, senior research associate Jose Bellido said.

The observatory is currently undergoing an upgrade to narrow down the origin of the rays.

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08:08

Dinosaur extinction and bird evolution Dear Kitty. Some blog

This American Museum of Natural History video from the USA says about itself:

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This spellbinding animation from the Museums new exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us traces the evolutionary transition from dinosaurs to birds.

Based on recent scientific research that examines fossils using new technologies, the transformation story unfolds as low-polygonal silhouettes of dinosaurs morph from ground-dwelling animals into flight-capable birds. The mass extinction that erased most dinosaurs 65 million years ago left a few bird lineages unscathed. Within only 15 million years all of our familiar bird groups were flourishing. These extraordinary living dinosaurs provide a vivid link to the ancient past. The Museums new exhibition, Dinosaurs Among Us, explores the continuities between living dinosaursbirdsand their extinct ancestors, showcasing remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the history of life.

From Cornell University in the USA:

Dino-killing asteroids impact on bird evolution

September 21, 2017

Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. Thats one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study published in Systematic Biology.

Cornell University Ph.D. candidate Jacob Berv and University of Bath Prize Fellow Daniel Field suggest that the meteor-induced...

07:39

Trump threatens nuclear war, reactions Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Economist Jeff Sachs: Americans Who Dont Want War with Iran Must Speak Out Now

21 September 2017

President Trumps comments at the United Nations General Assembly urging the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal sounded familiar to our guest, Jeffrey Sachs. The last time we had this kind of rhetoric was George W. Bush with the axis of evil, Sachs said. It was immediately followed by the Iraq War, which was the most disastrous single step of American military action and diplomacy, or anti-diplomacy, in modern times. So this is a setup, again, for war, for conflict. And it is extraordinarily ignorant and dangerous. Iran is in compliance with the agreement that was reached.

Fears of nuclear war grow after Trumps threat to annihilate North Korea: here.

The US corporate media has responded with what amounts to a collective yawn to the fascistic tirade by President Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Trumps speech, delivered to an international body with institutional roots in the Nuremberg trials of the leaders of Germanys Third Reich and ostensibly dedicated to eliminating the scourge of war, was that of an unabashed war criminal: here.

The bulk of th...

07:31

White House Secretly Planning Confrontation With Iran Your News Wire

The United States has always planned a confrontation with Iran, which is about to go non-proxy. The situation for it has been set up and ripened since the 1979 Islamic revolution. The British and the Americans [...]

07:30

Weather Weaponization: Puerto Rico DIRECT HIT by Hurricane Maria Humans Are Free

Puerto Rico has just received a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, a category-4 storm with 155 mph winds at its core.

The weather bombing of the bankrupt U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is no random event, according to Geoengineering Watch analyst Dane Wigington.

In an interview conducted yesterday, Wigington detailed the evidence for weather weaponization technology that allows powerful nations to literally steer superstorms into their intended targets.

Local media is reporting that the Fajardo, Espritu Santo and Rio Grande de Loiza rivers have all broken their bank, reports the UK Express.

Terrified residents took to Twitter to reveal their accounts of eerie tsunami sirens blaring through the storm, signalling a possibly deadly storm surge of up to nine feet.


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07:16

Engaging in necessary conflict: Jordan Peterson and the transgender wars Signs of the Times

The psychology professor is in trouble with the transgender crowd. He is also one of the foremost thinkers of our age After Google employee James Damore was sacked for suggesting that inborn differences in likes and dislikes (such as preferring people to things) might explain why there were fewer female employees working in technology than men, the first person he gave an interview to was a relatively unknown Canadian professor, Jordan Peterson. To some it might seem like an odd choice. It's true that Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, has a substantial online presence - his videos have had 150 million views - but all the same, Damore had the world's media knocking on his door. Why choose Peterson?

07:10

What the data actually says about police violence against black men - and why the media narrative is dangerous Signs of the Times

A few days ago, former police officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was acquitted of first-degree murder; he had fatally shot Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in 2011. Protests started in St. Louis, where the shooting took place and Stockley was judged, immediately after the verdict was announced. Although they were initially peaceful, they soon turned violent, and dozens of protesters were arrested while several police officers were injured. Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, just outside St. Louis, in 2014, this has become a familiar pattern. This article is not about whether Stockley should have been acquitted. Instead, I want to talk about the underlying narrative regarding the prevalence of police brutality against black men in the U.S., which is largely undisputed in the media. According to this narrative, black men are constantly harassed by the police and routinely brutalized with impunity, even when they have done nothing wrong, and there is an "epidemic of police shootings of unarmed black men." Even high-profile black celebrities often claim to be afraid of the police because the same thing might happen to them. Police brutality, or at least the possibility that one might become a victim of such violence, is supposed to be part of the experience of a typical black man in the U.S. Events such as the death of Brown in Ferguson are presented as proof that black men are never safe from the police. This narrative is false. In reality, a randomly selected black man is overwhelmingly unlikely to be victim of police violence - and though white men experience such violence even less often, the disparity is consistent with the racial gap in violent crime, suggesting that the role of racial bias is small. The media's acceptance of the false narrative poisons the relations between law enforcement and black communities throughout the country and results in violent protests that destroy property and sometimes even claim lives. Perhaps even more importantly, the narrative distracts from far more serious problems that black Americans face.

07:09

A solar eruption 'photobombed' the Mars encounter with Comet Siding Spring Signs of the Times

When Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometres from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple spacecraft to witness the largest meteor shower in recorded history. It was a rare opportunity, as this kind of planetary event occurs only once every 100,000 years. However, scientists analysing the data have found that a very powerful Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) launched by the Sun also arrived at Mars 44 hours before the comet, creating significant disturbances in the martian upper atmosphere and complicating analysis of the data. Results describing the combined effects of the comet and the CME throughout the martian atmosphere are being presented in a special session at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2017 in Riga on Thursday, 21st September.

07:08

Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi: 'American Jews drive America's wars' Signs of the Times

Shouldn't they recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East? I spoke recently at a conference on America's war party where afterwards an elderly gentleman came up to me and asked, "Why doesn't anyone ever speak honestly about the six-hundred-pound gorilla in the room? Nobody has mentioned Israel in this conference and we all know it's American Jews with all their money and power who are supporting every war in the Middle East for Netanyahu? Shouldn't we start calling them out and not letting them get away with it?" It was a question combined with a comment that I have heard many times before and my answer is always the same: any organization that aspires to be heard on foreign policy knows that to touch the live wire of Israel and American Jews guarantees a quick trip to obscurity. Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors not only control the politicians, they own and run the media and entertainment industries, meaning that no one will hear about or from the offending party ever again. They are particularly sensitive on the issue of so-called "dual loyalty," particularly as the expression itself is a bit of a sham since it is pretty clear that some of them only have real loyalty to Israel.

07:07

Tillerson: Trump is 'clear and concise' but remains quiet on Iran deal decision Signs of the Times

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insists that Iran is only in "technical compliance" with its nuclear deal, following President Donald Trump's cryptic announcement that he has reached a decision on whether to re-certify the agreement. Tillerson said that Trump has been "quite clear and articulate" about his concerns with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, during a press conference Wednesday. Tillerson detailed some of the meeting he had just completed with his international counterparts involved in the Obama-era agreement. Tillerson said that he spoke personally with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Khonsari and other leaders in an "open and candid exchange," and said it was "useful to hear their perspectives." While Tillerson said that Iran is in "technical compliance" with the deal, he also said the US still finds "significant issues with the agreement."

07:06

The US and Syria Are Now the Only Two Countries Who Have Rejected the Paris Accord RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

This story was originally published by Huffington Post and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initially reject the Paris climate accord, now plans to sign the agreement. The Central American nation originally refused to sign the global deal to cut planet-warming emissions in protest of []

07:05

People Are Neither Machines Nor Computers, We Need Better Metaphors People disinformation

Im sure a lot of people have by now read that Aeon article about how your brain doesnt actually process information or store memories and so the computer metaphor only makes a... The post People Are Neither Machines Nor Computers, We Need Better Metaphors People appeared first on disinformation.

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07:05

Inside look at the new economic science of capitalism and its slow-burn energy collapse Signs of the Times

Why the struggle for a new economic paradigm is about to get real. New scientific research is quietly rewriting the fundamentals of economics. The new economic science shows decisively that the age of endlessly growing industrial capitalism, premised on abundant fossil fuel supplies, is over. The long-decline of capitalism-as-we-know-it, the new science shows, began some decades ago, and is on track to accelerate well before the end of the 21st century. With capitalism-as-we-know it in inexorable decline, the urgent task ahead is to rewrite economics to fit the real-world: and, accordingly, to redesign our concepts of value and prosperity, precisely to rebuild our societies with a view of adapting to this extraordinary age of transition. A groundbreaking study in Elsevier's Ecological Economics journal by two French economists, for the first time proves the world has passed a point-of-no-return in its capacity to extract fossil fuel energy: with massive implications for the long-term future of global economic growth.

07:04

Deep State's Zuckerberg says will provide suspected 'Russian-linked' election ads to Congress CLG News

Deep State's Zuckerberg says will provide suspected 'Russian-linked' election ads to Congress | 21 Sept 2017 | CEO [globalist dirt-bag] Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that FaCIAbook has reached out to congressional leaders to agree on a process of handing over suspected Russian-linked election ads. "We are committed to rising to the occasion...to work with the government to find out the full extent of Russian interference," Zuckerberg said...Zuckerberg said he instructed his staff on Thursday morning to provide those ads to Congress as well. [And yet: the *silence* - on the Deep State/Koch brothers' influence on US politics and their ownership of Congress - is *deafening.*]

07:03

Report: White House planning for confrontation with Iran Signs of the Times

As Donald Trump takes to the U.N. General Assembly to demonize Iran yet again, the Trump administration is also considering a more aggressive strategy towards Iran behind closed doors, sources have told Reuters. According to six current and former U.S. officials, the U.S. will be looking at more hostile responses to Iran's forces, its proxy armies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups. According to the sources, the current proposal was drafted by Defense Secretary Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security advisor General H.R. McMaster, and several other top officials before it was presented to President Trump at a National Security Council meeting on September 9. The proposal will ultimately be made public before the end of September, two of the sources said. The sources requested anonymity because the draft proposal had not yet been finalized. "I would call it a broad strategy for the range of Iranian malign activities: financial materials, support for terror, destabilization in the region, especially Syria and Iraq and Yemen," said a senior administration official, as quoted by Reuters. Comment: Priceless self-reflection in a one-way mirror. Without giving specific details, sources said the current draft proposal seeks to do the following: target cyber espionage and nuclear proliferation; provide for more aggressive U.S. interceptions of Iranian arms shipments heading to places such as Yemen and Gaza (even though U.N. experts confirmed earlier this year that they could find no evidence of a large-scale Iranian weapons supply line to Yemen); react more aggressively in Bahrain (presumably, to prop up the government in the face of Shia-led unrest) as the country's Sunni Muslim monarchy has been suppressing its majority Shia population, a move that continues to anger Iran; and most importantly allow U.S. naval forces to react more forcefully when harassed by armed speedboats operated by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Funnily enough, many of the encounters taking place between U.S. ships and Iranian ships are arguably within Iranian waters. Who is harassing who, exactly?

07:02

Shocked: Maine Woman Ordered by City to Take Down Pro-Trump Signs The Daily Sheeple

A Rockland, Maine, woman says she would rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs.

Susan Reitman has hung two banners on her front gate: One that says I love Trump and another that says He Won, Get over it.

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07:02

Electric Jupiter Shocks Astronomers | Space News After the Shift

 

EU2017: Future Science -- Rebroadcastonly $29: https://www.electricuniverse.live

Scientists with NASAs Juno Mission to the gas giant Jupiter are again reporting findings that upend standard scientific theory while affirming key tenets of the Electric Universe theory. A team of investigators studying the Jovian aurora have made the shocking discovery of a seemingly inexplicable electron acceleration process that appears to cause Jupiters brightest auroras. Professor Donald Scott discusses the great significance of this discovery from the Electric Universe perspective.

Don Scott's preview of his presentation at the EU2017 conference: ...

07:01

'Trump was right!' CNN admits FBI wiretapped Paul Manafort, Twitter goes wild Signs of the Times

A report claiming that the US government wiretapped US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort created quite a stir on social media, with many claiming it vindicates Trump's earlier claim about being under surveillance. CNN released the bombshell report, which cites "three sources familiar with the investigation," late Monday. According to the report, the FISA court authorized a "secret order" to monitor Paul Manafort back in 2014. Surveillance was discontinued "at some point last year [2016] for lack of evidence," CNN said, citing one of the sources. However, the FBI restarted the surveillance and extended the warrant at least into early 2017. Federal agents also searched "a storage facility"which belonged to Manafort, but so far it is unknown what they may have found. The report claimed that conversations between Trump and Manafort continued "after the President took office [in January 2017], long after the FBI investigation into Manafort was publicly known." They only stopped at the insistence of Trump's and Manafort's lawyers.

07:01

Samantha Power recalls fake history, makes false claims, then warns of fake news Signs of the Times

While warning of Russian influenced fake news and hacking, Samantha Power, Obama's banshee and ambassador at the UN, spreads fake news about "Russian hacking". Power starts off by retelling fiction as historic fact: Soviet agents were instructed to infiltrate party and campaign staffs in the United States in search of embarrassing information to leak to the press, while Soviet propagandists pushed a set of anti-Reagan story lines to the Western media. Ultimately, they failed to influence the election. President Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale, winning 49 states. Margaret Thatcher, who was similarly targeted, also won re-election in a landslide. There is no historic evidence of any such Soviet operation. But, as Mark Ames points out(@0:30m), the Samantha Power tale of a Soviet influence campaign against Reagan is the storyline of a 1980 spy thriller by Arnaud de Borchgrave and Robert Moss. Both authors were corrupt rightwingers and known CIA assets. Their bestselling book about nefarious Soviet influence, The Spike, was political fiction.

07:01

Sebastian Gorka: How the 'permanent state' is undermining Trump Signs of the Times

President Trump is battling an entrenched "Permanent State" - unelected bureaucratic workers entrenched throughout the echelons of government who are unaccountable to the American people and even the president, Sebastian Gorka, Trump's former deputy assistant, said Friday at a panel that conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch hosted. Referred to derisively as the "Deep State," Gorka said a more accurate name for the officials who have filled government bureaucracies in Washington is the "Permanent State" because they are neither hidden nor covert. "It was in our faces. It was arrogant. It was right there in the surface of our policy discussions at the highest level of the White House. ... It's overt," he said during the panel, which was called Exposing the Deep State. He added, "It's been there for a long time. This thing has been brewing for decades, truly decades." Gorka, who left the White House about three weeks ago, described attending frequent meetings at the National Security Council, where participants from all the agencies - State Department, Defense Department, Justice Department, the intelligence community - would never once mention the president's name or his agenda, as if it did not exist or matter.

07:00

Ohio State University Tells Students In Privilege Workshop Only Whites Are Racist The Daily Sheeple

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Ohio State Universitys Privilege Workshop, tells students that not only are white people the only ones who can be racist but that they also cannot be victims of racism. The workshop is apparently to educate white students about their privilege and how to not act racist.

During the workshop, students were taught there are three ingredients of racism: race, power, and prejudice. At the beginning of the workshop, students were asked to introduce themselves, followed by their preferred gender pronouns. They were then asked to state a fact about themselves that people would not know just by looking at us. Then a worksheet is given out to attendees which also listed 26 examples of white privilege, such as seeing people of their race widely represented in media and television. Students are also being encouraged to stop by the universitys multicultural center this week to sign a Week of Action Pledge and post a statement to social media to demonstrate #BuckeyeValues.

Whiteness grants you power and access to things, one student said during the workshop, according to an attendee who is a reporter for The College Fix. As a white woman, I can walk into any space and know that my white privilege will grant me power and access to things that someone else is not going to experience.

The session, titled Interrupting Racism: Tips & Tools for White People, was part of the universitys ongoing Ally Week of Action, a series of events hosted by its multicultural center. About 20 students attended the workshop. During the event, an African-American student asked Angie Wellman, associate director of the Student Life Multicultural Center and who led the event, if white people are the only racists.

Yes, she replied, according to The College Fix. The news website also said Wellman claimed that every race that is not white lacks the power aspect, which is why white people cant be victims of racism. But the University is disagree...

07:00

Famine is a symptom of protracted war RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

News release | At a UN General Assembly the High Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response, ICRC President Peter Maurer underscored the conflict roots of the famines facing communities in South Sudan or Somalia.

Internally displaced people must be protected from the effects of war RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

News release | At a UN General Assembly High-Level event on Syria, ICRC President Peter Maurer urged for the protection of Syrian civilians trapped by violence and internally displaced by conflict.

06:57

Facebook Will Release 3000 Russia-Linked Election Ads To Congress After the Shift

After Democratic lawmakers exploded with outrage following Facebook's revelation that it sold some $100,000 worth of political advertising to a Russia-linked organization during the presidential campaign, the social media behemoth has agreed to release some of the 3,000 suspect advertisements that appeared on its platform with Congressional investigators, Politico reports.
"After an extensive legal and policy review, today we are announcing that we will also share these ads with congressional investigators," Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said in a statement. "We believe it is vitally important that government authorities have the information they need to deliver to the public a full assessment of what happened in the 2016 election."
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06:44

Hurricane Jose inundates Mid-Atlantic and New England beaches with coastal flooding Signs of the Times

Jose has been unleashing coastal flooding, beach erosion, gusty winds and rain to the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts. Although Jose is not making landfall, hurricanes do not need to make landfall to cause significant adverse effects such as coastal flooding. "After Tuesday night, conditions will be improving. The high tide tonight might be the worst, but after things will improve," David Dombek, AccuWeather senior meteorologist, said.

06:39

Florida Regulations Delay Power Restoration for Thousands After Irma The Daily Sheeple

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Hurricane Irma hit Florida September 10, 2017. As of the writing of this article, September 21  11 days after Irma struck more than 100,000 people are still without power. If youre a State Senator, however, you can be sure that you are not one of those 100,000 people (read our article here).

If youre not one of the politicians that work hand in hand with Florida Power & Light to give it the protected status it needs to NOT place customers as a top priority, well, you just might be one of those 100,000 or so folks still sitting in the dark at night and the 90 plus degree heat of the day.

Those very politicians that can benefit from having a direct connection to the top leadership of Florida Power & Light are the same people that you can thank for slowing down the recovery time from Hurricane Irma.

Do you know its illegal to power your home with solar panels if you are not connected to the central power grid? So, you might be saying, if the power gets cut off from Florida Power & Light you can just use your solar panels to power your home, right? Nope. People with solar panels are not allowed to use them because, in so doing, they might endanger the workers who are restoring power to their neighborhoods.

There is no legitimate reason whatsoever to force people to connect their solar panels to the central grid. That regulation was pushed through with great and costly lobbying efforts by Florida Power & Light, the same company that rushed to restore the power of a Florida State Senator when she texted the Vice President (again, read our story here). The ONLY reason those regulations were passed was to protect FPL from the competition of individual self-reliance and self-sustainability.

Efforts to get Florida Power & Light to build underground power lines were met with costly litigation, delaying the breaking of ground on beginning the process of building power lines underground by years. In July of this year, the city of Miami voted to pay FPL $27 million to not build new power lines and leave existing underground power lines in place at least for the next 40 years.  Thats right, the city had to pay off FPL to just MAINTAIN existing underground power lines (read that story here).

How much of Floridas power lines could be underground today if FPL wasnt busy bloc...

06:35

Data shows massive Arctic Ice gain over past five years Signs of the Times

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" - Richard Feynman Arctic sea ice extent is up 40% from this date five years ago. Sea extent ice comparisons: 2012 2017 Greenland's surface gained ten times as much ice as it did five years ago, and was the fifth highest on record.

06:34

Sinkhole opens in San Diego, gushes water onto Interstate 8 Signs of the Times

A sinkhole opened up on a major highway in San Diego, sending water and mud into several lanes and shutting down the main east-west artery during lunchtime. The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert for eastbound Interstate 8 in the Hotel Circle area of Mission Valley after a pipe burst. Several hours later, around 6 p.m., officials began to open up lanes. While San Diego City water crews were working on repairing the break in the pipe, Caltrans crews were on the scene assessing the damage to the road. There was no information on how long the closure would last.

06:31

Still no evidence: 'Analysts' claim Russians & US Alt-Right teaming up to meddle in German elections Signs of the Times

Despite Germany's unfounded fears that Moscow could meddle in its upcoming election, analysts say they "haven't seen any trace of the Russians." Instead, they say there is evidence that America's far-right is trying to sway voters. "So far we have not been able to track down any specific Russian activity," Simon Hegelich, a professor of political science data at the Technical University of Munich who has advised the German government about the threat of hacking and false information, told USA Today. According to Hegelich, America's so-called 'Alt-right' movement, a term which defines far-right ideology which includes racism and white nationalism, appears to be aiming to influence the German election.

06:30

Amidst a Brutal Hurricane Season, Abandoned Pets Turn Feral in Empty Cities RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

First Harvey, then Irma, Jose, and now Maria. Care2 writers have written about the pets left locked up or chained while their so-called families fled their Florida homes. Animal Care and Control officers worked to free the animals before they would face a watery grave, and their registered owners, besides possibly facing charges, will not [

06:29

Earthquake swam at base of Mount Rainier unlikely to signal impending eruption, say scientists Signs of the Times

Nearly two dozen small earthquakes have rattled Mount Rainier over the past week, but seismologists say there's no cause for worry. "In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and then die out," said Paul Bodin, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington. The first of the 23 quakes struck on Sept. 11 near the volcano's summit. The largest of the quakes registered magnitude 1.6.

Earthquake swarm at base of Mount Rainier unlikely to signal impending eruption, say scientists Signs of the Times

Nearly two dozen small earthquakes have rattled Mount Rainier over the past week, but seismologists say there's no cause for worry. "In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and then die out," said Paul Bodin, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington. The first of the 23 quakes struck on Sept. 11 near the volcano's summit. The largest of the quakes registered magnitude 1.6.

06:28

So, what caused those mysterious booms in northwestern Wisconsin? We don't know Signs of the Times

Saturday night, Sept. 9, around 9:30 p.m., residents reported hearing mysterious booms across the region. Posting to online social media, people said they heard the noise in Chetek, Cameron, Barron, Weyerhaeuser, Trego and even Hudson and Cushing. Some said it sounded like distant thunder, though there was not a cloud in the sky Saturday night. Theories sprang forth. Was it a tiny, imperceptible earthquake, a shooting star, a jet breaking the sound barrier or just your crazy neighbors shooting some high-powered fireworks? There was a 9 p.m. fireworks display in Barron for Fall Fest, and Barron County dispatch logs do report other fireworks in Rice Lake. But it is not likely that fireworks in Rice Lake would be heard in Chetek. Perhaps, coincidentally, there were others closer.

06:26

Russia virtually free of anti-Semitism says head of Russia's Federation of Jewish Communities Signs of the Times

The head of Russia's Federation of Jewish Communities has told reporters that over the past years manifestations of anti-Semitism in the country have been at a minimal level and boiled down to day-to-day cases. "As far as Russia is concerned, here we have mainly day-to-day anti-Semitism and even this is on a minimal level," Aleksandr Boroda said in an interview with Interfax. He added that radical groups with extremist views existed everywhere in the world, including the United States, and that the current situation in European countries had prompted many European Jews to seek repatriation to Israel. Boroda told reporters that, outside of Israel, the Jewish population in Russia of about 1 million was the second largest in the world after the United States with 5.4 million.

06:24

SOTT FOCUS: The Rohingya 'Crisis': U.S. Legacy and Current Policy in Southeast Asia Signs of the Times

It's all too easy for Western governments, their media and 'NGOs' to jerk the emotional chains of Western populations. A humanitarian crisis can be ongoing for years, but if Western governments have nothing to gain from it (or are partly responsible for it), the Western media says little about it and the populations of Western nations remain oblivious. If, on the other hand, Western governments decide that some beleaguered group of people should become the next humanitarian cause clbre in service to some geopolitical intrigue, the Western press is activated and suddenly everyone is 'up in arms' with calls to 'do something' to help the poor [insert name of ethnic or religious group in specific geopolitical hotspot]. You could call it 'humanitarian imperialism'. The whole world has had several masterclasses in this kind of manipulation, from babies in incubators in Kuwait in 1991 to helping the poor Bosnian and Kosovar Muslims in Yugoslavia in 1999 to '45 minutes to Iraqi WMD destruction' in 2003, to the more recent and unsophisticated ploy of claiming that a given leader of a given nation is a 'dictator killing his own people'. Despite these opportunities to inform themselves about how the world really works, like Pavlov's dogs, the global population can still be relied on to react in the wrong way at the sounding of the 'humanitarian' bell.

06:21

Teen from south London becomes 6th arrested in connection with Parsons Green terrorist attack Signs of the Times

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack on Parsons Green Tube station last Friday that injured 30 people. The teenager, from south London, has become the sixth person to be held in custody over the incident on the District Line train. He was arrested after a warrant was executed in Thornton Heath around midnight on Thursday. A homemade bomb partially exploded in a white bucket towards the rear of the train during rush-hour on Friday.

06:20

Keeping their secrets safe: Government organizations have been suing citizens for making FOIA requests Signs of the Times

The U.S. government is suing citizens requesting public records all over the country, violating the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA). The government is stating that it is in "good faith" to take away more of our rights, intimidate us and delay FOIA requests, thus challenging the notion of transparency and, in turn, the Open Government Initiative. Throughout the U.S. government, a growing number of organizations, school districts, municipalities, and state agencies have filed lawsuits against citizens for making FOIA requests to obtain public information. The governmental bodies argue that they are doing so to let the court decide a matter that isn't quite clear legally such as when the documents may be shielded by an exemption or privacy laws. But that's causing problems, and becoming a new way for governments to hide information from taxpayers and even news organizations or individual journalists. The practice, although highly ridiculed and uncommon, has been going on for years according to Columbia Journalism Review.

06:16

Why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Won't Lead to Action on Climate Change RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

By Scott Gabriel Knowles, Drexel University It's not easy to hold the nation's attention for long, but three solid weeks of record-smashing hurricanes directly affecting multiple states and at least 20 million people will do it. Clustered disasters hold our attention in ways that singular events cannot they open our minds to the possibility that these aren't just accidents or natural phenomena to be painfully endured. As such, they can provoke debates over the larger disaster [...]

06:10

Ukraine rejects Russian proposal for UN peacekeepers to protect OSCE observers Signs of the Times

On 5th September 2017, during his press conference at the latest BRICS summit in China, President Putin of Russia unexpectedly announced a proposal for the UN Security Council to organise a lightly armed force of peacekeepers to provide protection to observers from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) who are patrolling the contact line between the militia in the Donbass and the Ukrainian army.

06:10

EU chief: There will be no renegotiating Iran deal, all parties fully compliant Signs of the Times

All parties to Iran's nuclear agreement remain in full compliance with the deal, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said after the Wednesday P5+1 powers' meeting. She emphasized that the deal had potentially averted a military incursion into Iran. "This is an agreement that prevented a nuclear program and potentially prevented a military intervention," Mogherini said, following a meeting of ministers representing the six world powers and Iran on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Calling the negotiations a "frank" discussion, Mogherini said that it boiled down to all sides agreeing that no country has breached the terms of the deal.

06:06

The SHTF in Puerto Rico Last Night The Daily Sheeple

Puerto Rico

Last night in Puerto Rico the world as residents knew it ended.

Hurricane Maria caused so much devastation that there is no telling when electricity will be restored. There is no power on the entire island, casting 3.4 million people back in time by 100 years.

And even worse, 100 years ago, homes were designed to function without electricity. They were designed to have cooking methods that did not require electricity. The architecture was such that windows were placed in prime locations for cross-breezes. People had gardens and fruit trees and they knew how to raise livestock. This is like being thrown back in time with only useless things like laptops and window-unit air conditioners. Many people no longer have the necessary skills to function in this different world.

This is a classic SHTF moment because everything has changed. Finding the basics of survival is now completely different than it was 24 hours ago. Food, water, and shelter will be the primary concern of millions of people.

Surviving the Category 4 hurricane was the easy part. Surviving the aftermath is going to be the real challenge.

A couple of days ago, I wrote about this very issue, stating that when the power went off there, restoring it would be no easy matter. Of course, naysayers told me I was being overly doomy. There is so much cognitive dissonance that most folks simply cannot imagine a way of life that doesnt include the rapid restoration of electricity, internet, and normalcy. Those people will be in big trouble should such a disaster ever strike mainland America, because they wont be able to accept the changes and work within their new reality.

The catastrophic damage

Locals describe damage that is positively disastrous in nature.

It ripped apart homes, snapped power lines and turned roadways into torrents laden with debris as it cut a diagonal swath across the island.

The entire island of 3.4 million people was under a flash flood warning early on Thursday as the storm was forecast to dump 20 to 30 inches (50 to 76 cm) of rain on much of Puerto Rico through Friday, according to the NHC.

The islands governor, Ricardo Rossello, said the only fatality immediately reported was a man struck by a piece of lumber hurled by high winds.

Its nothing short of a major disaster, Rossello said in a CNN interview, adding it may take months for the islands electricity to be completely restored. Earlier he imposed...

06:06

The colossal failure of US in Syria signals coming economic collapse for America Signs of the Times

Back in 2007 I wrote Reinventing Collapse, in which I compared the collapse of the USSR to the forthcoming collapse of the USA. I wrote the following: "Let us imagine that collapsing a modern military-industrial superpower is like making soup: chop up some ingredients, apply heat and stir. The ingredients I like to put in my superpower collapse soup are: a severe and chronic shortfall in the production of crude oil (that magic addictive elixir of industrial economies), a severe and worsening foreign trade deficit, a runaway military budget and ballooning foreign debt. The heat and agitation can be provided most efficaciously by a humiliating military defeat and widespread fear of looming catastrophe." (p. 2) A decade later these ingredients are all in place, with a few minor quibbles. The shortfall of oil is in the case of the US not the shortfall of physical oil but of money: against the backdrop of terminal decline of conventional oil in the US, the only meaningful supply increase has come from fracking, but it has been financially ruinous. Nobody has made any money from selling fracked oil: it is too expensive.

06:05

Syria and Russia accuse U.S. proxy forces of attacks, abduction attempts, coordination with Al-Qaeda Signs of the Times

The situation in Syria is reaching another critical point. There is an increased possibility of a large scale clash between U.S. and Russian forces. We had warned of such a clash over control of the rich fields east of Deir Ezzor. At least three incidents over the last days point to more significant escalations. On the 17th the U.S. accused Russia of a light air attack on its proxy forces north of Deir Ezzor. Russia denied that it had attacked those forces. On the 18th and 19th large contingents of Russian and Syrian troops crossed the Euphrates at Deir Ezzor in east-Syria. The U.S. Kurdish/Arab proxy force in the area actively tried to hinder that movement. In parallel a large al-Qaeda attack was launched in west-Syria. The Russian forces accuse U.S. intelligence services of having initiated that campaign. (The Syrian-Russian forces defeated the attack.) Today the Russian military accused the U.S. Kurdish proxies near Deir Ezzor of firing artillery on its forces. It threatened massive retaliation. The most dramatic incident was the al-Qaeda attack in Idlib.

06:03

Local reporter beaten to death in northeastern India RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

New Delhi, September 21, 2017--Indian authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Shantanu Bhowmik, a reporter for the local Bengali-language Dinraat news channel, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

05:59

Man kills baby girl, then wanders streets with big, bloodied knife in Southern Russia (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

A man armed with a huge knife was filmed in southern Russia in a tense standoff with cops. Media said he had been wandering the streets after killing the baby daughter of his niece and injuring the mother. Police had to use firearms to arrest him. The tragedy happened Tuesday morning in the city of Astrakhan, home to over half a million people.

05:56

"Peace is calling": South Korean President Moon endorses economic cooperation to foster peace, prosperity and trust Signs of the Times

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has spoken before the General Assembly of the United Nations in an impassioned call for peace. He began by stating that his country has only recently come to embrace democracy, but that it has done so peacefully. The South Korean President made multiple references to the so-called "Candlelight Revolution" which transpired between 2016 and early 2017. The peaceful demonstrations against the corrupt and militant leadership of Park Geun-hye, helped bring about the impeachment of the former President which paved the way for Moon's election victory in May of this year. When Moon previously ran for President in 2012, the South Korean intelligence services illegally meddled the election effectively rigging it in favour of Park. Several investigations into this are ongoing.

05:55

Neanderthals may have died out due to competition with homo sapiens for food resources Signs of the Times

Early modern humans and Neanderthals shared a similar diet -- consisting mainly of mammoth and plants -- and also competed for food which led to their downfall, new research has claimed. "According to our results, Neanderthals and the early modern humans were in direct competition in regard to their diet, as well -- and it appears that the Neanderthals drew the short straw in this contest," said Dorothee Drucker, biogeologist from the University of Tubingen in Germany. The first representatives of Homo sapiens colonized Europe around 43,000 years ago, replacing the Neanderthals there approximately 3,000 years later. "Many studies examine the question of what led to this displacement -- one hypothesis postulates that the diet of the anatomically modern humans was more diverse and flexible and often included fish," added Herve Bocherens from the University of Tubingen.

05:53

Spain Invades Barcelona & EU Shows Its Fascist Character Armstrong Economics

Spain has invaded Barcelona sending in an army of 16,500 as pretend riot police to effectively suppress and intimidate the people. Armed police have seized almost 10 million ballots for the referendum to shut down any democratic process showing the entire world that Spain is still fascist and that is really supported by Brussels. The Spanish police have beaten citizens as if this were some third world dictatorship demonstrating the democracy is truly dead in Europe.

Catalonia represents a fifth of Spains 1.1-trillion-euro ($1.32 trillion) economy and enjoys wide self-government, although key areas such as infrastructure and taxes are in the hands of central authorities. The region has about 5.5 million eligible voters.

 

The Spanish police have raided several print works and newspaper offices in Catalonia hunting for voting papers, ballot boxes and leaflets to be used in an October 1st independence referendum which Madrid vehemently opposes. Madrid has revealed its true nature to the entire world on center stage and this i...

05:51

Tantra: The True Art of Being Intimate Awareness Act

Tantra itself is a key to living more healthily and being more aware. It is something that can transform you into the person you were meant to be and so much more.

The practice of tantric sex, though, is something most people do not think about but should. You see, tantric sex is the art of intimacy. In partaking, you can bring a deeper intimacy to your relationship and transform any negativity into something positive. Tantric sex is an ancient Hindu practice that has been going on for thousands of years. It essentially boils down to the weaving and expansion of energy.

Anyone can partake in tantric sex with their partner. This will reboot your sex life and allow you to find a new level of love-making. It is a slow form of sex that can lead to much more powerful orgasms as it creates a mind and body connection. If you are just looking for something new to try in bed, or really want to reconnect with your partner, this is what you need.

Tantric sex works by teaching you to focus on making the act itself more enjoyable and not focusing on the orgasm itself. If you are someone who always hits the same keys, sex can get boring so sometimes choosing new keys can make things better. We are designed to connect with others. When we do things without feeling a deep connection it is not going to feel as good.

Sex is supposed to be a multi-dimensional experience. Allow your mind, body, and soul to all play a part in this. Tantra is like yoga in the sense that it is pleasurable and exercise for your body and mind. Many people choose to do tantra, not because of the spiritual points but because the sex tips are just a lot better than most.

Tantric sex is good for men and women. It removes the pressure to perform and allows you to focus on learning what feels best to one another. Allow your feelings and sensations to build and orgasm when it is time.

05:46

6.1 Earthquake Rocks Japan Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant Your News Wire

A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan, just 200 miles east of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) quake which struck at 2.37am local [...]

05:46

Police repeatedly punch man & smash his face into the pavement for trying to help them (GRAPHIC VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Three investigations are underway after footage showing undercover and uniformed officers savagely beating a man who allegedly attempted to help them carry out an arrest was posted online. "It's not a professional representation of a police officer for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police," Elizabeth Pittinger of the Citizen Police Review Board said of the incident, particularly the foul language used by the officers, according to CBS. "It should not be tolerated." "Whether or not the use of force was reasonable, appropriate and necessary will be determined by other facts from witness accounts and other sources of information," Pittinger said.

05:42

Blue jays survive Hurricane Irma in Florida Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

18 September 2017

The Backyard Blue Jays survived Hurricane Irma which was a category one when it passed the Backyard. A lot of trees de-leafed and blown down in the conservation area, but the birds and squirrels know how to survive. More on that later. But thats not to say they werent hungry and happy for a friendly peanut when I got back home! Good to see them again.

05:40

Market Talk- September 21st, 2017 Armstrong Economics

After the unchanged call from the Federal Reserve, within hours we hear the same from the Bank of Japan. Asian equity markets drifted broadly lower with profit-taking the main reason behind many of the moves. The Nikkei continues slightly under recent highs with another small gain (+0.2%) to add to recent advances and was helped by a 0.4% inflation print. The Yen was little changed on the day, having been back to the 112 figure but eased again as we approached the end of the US trading hours. Both the Shanghai and Hang Seng closed only marginally weaker even with rumours of a China downgrade floating around. The Australian ASX closed weakest of the crowd closing down almost 1%. It did bounce off of earlier lows but still finished the day weak.

It was the UKs FTSE that bucked the winning trend in Europe with a small decline of just -0.1%. Other core markets (DAX and CAC) both closed around +0.35% whilst the IBEX managed just +0.05%. Talk is investors are nervous with ongoing uncertainties and even with geopolitical concerns rising again in North Korea. What may be even more surprising is that the events in Catalonia are failing to have an impact of Spanish government debt. Under normal market conditions yields would need to back-up to attract capital, but if the ECB continues to buy even month why bother to back it off? Other big market talk today was the discussions surrounding the possible merger of Commerzbank, BNP Paribas with possibly a little bit of UniCredit thrown in to the mix! Late in the day both the Euro and GBP rallied on the back of consumer confidence number but then US stocks were looking a little vulnerable as Europe closed.

It is quite unsettling to veteran players in the markets that volume are so low. Again today, we saw only a fraction of what we would normally see this time of year, without considering the potential geopolitical concerns, end of QE, rates edging higher, possible signs of inflation edging off the floor and US markets at historical highs. Into the close we did start to drift lower but even then the volume did not increase. Financials did hold-in marginally better than most other sectors, but then this time of year you just expect a wild swing occur for no reason and without warning....

05:37

New emails show Hillary Clinton invited Vladimir Putin to Clinton Foundation Gala in 2009 Signs of the Times

For all her "Putin tried to destroy me" rhetoric, Hillary Clinton was eager to hang out with the Russian President during the Clinton Foundation good ol'days. Emails recently obtained and released by conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch show that Hillary Clinton invited Vladimir Putin to a Clinton Foundation Gala back in 2009. Which makes all of Hillary's "Russia" whining complete bullshit...and a total acting job by the sore loser presidential candidate. Here is the Judicial Watch PDF download of HRC gushing at a chance to have Vladimir Putin attend a Clinton Foundation Gala.

05:35

Russian rep says U.S. wants cooperation with Russia in Afghanistan - within "very narrow" limits set by sanctions Signs of the Times

Washington says it want to cooperate with Moscow on Afghanistan, but US sanctions policy narrows down the areas of possible cooperation, unless those are lifted, Russia's special representative for Afghanistan said after meeting with his US counterpart. Alice Wells, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, expressed Washington's "willingness to cooperate with us on Afghanistan, while realizing that the area of cooperation is very narrow," Zamir Kabulov told Russian media after his meeting with Wells on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The Russian official did not elaborate where that narrow cooperation may lie. Kabulov pointed out that Afghanistan is one of a few areas where there is a room for "relatively pain-free" cooperation between Moscow and Washington. At the same time, he noted that anti-Russia sanctions limit opportunities for mutual work on pressing international issues. "[Wells] understands that there are sanctions, but it was they who introduced them," Kabulov said. "You introduced them, then you are to lift them, if you want to cooperate with us," Kabulov said, as cited by RIA Novosti.

05:31

A world never imagined: Human brain is full of multi-dimensional geometrical structures operating in up to 11 dimensions Signs of the Times

Neuroscientists have used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the structure of our brains. What they've discovered is that the brain is full of multi-dimensional geometrical structures operating in as many as 11 dimensions. We're used to thinking of the world from a 3-D perspective, so this may sound a bit tricky, but the results of this new study could be the next major step in understanding the fabric of the human brain - the most complex structure we know of. This latest brain model was produced by a team of researchers from the Blue Brain Project, a Swiss research initiative devoted to building a supercomputer-powered reconstruction of the human brain. The team used algebraic topology, a branch of mathematics used to describe the properties of objects and spaces regardless of how they change shape. They found that groups of neurons connect into 'cliques', and that the number of neurons in a clique would lead to its size as a high-dimensional geometric object (a mathematical dimensional concept, not a space-time one). "We found a world that we had never imagined," says lead researcher, neuroscientist Henry Markram from the EPFL institute in Switzerland.

05:30

Far-off galaxies are firing rare high-energy cosmic rays at us RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The highest energy particles in the universe hit Earth very rarely, so it took 10 years of data to pinpoint their origin. They're coming from galaxies far, far away

05:29

ISIS commanders agree to surrender all its territory in rural Hama to the Syrian Army Signs of the Times

Moments ago, Islamic State commanders reached an agreement with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to evacuate all their fighters from the last stretch of ISIS-held territory in Hama province. According to Al-Masdar News correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh, jihadist militants have already begun to leave the villages and towns of Soha, Abu Hubailat, Akash, Al-Barghouthyah and Umm Mil, all located along the M-45 highway in the southeastern countryside of Hama. The military source added that around 1,000 ISIS militants and family members were to be transferred from Hama to Deir Ezzor in a deal signed by the SAA on Thursday evening.

ISIS commanders agree to surrender all territory in rural Hama to the Syrian Army Signs of the Times

Moments ago, Islamic State commanders reached an agreement with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to evacuate all their fighters from the last stretch of ISIS-held territory in Hama province. According to Al-Masdar News correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh, jihadist militants have already begun to leave the villages and towns of Soha, Abu Hubailat, Akash, Al-Barghouthyah and Umm Mil, all located along the M-45 highway in the southeastern countryside of Hama. The military source added that around 1,000 ISIS militants and family members were to be transferred from Hama to Deir Ezzor in a deal signed by the SAA on Thursday evening.

05:26

Goatfucker, from anti-Jewish homophobic to Islamophobic smear Dear Kitty. Some blog

This German video is the third part of Max und Moritz, the well-known story by 19th century German author Wilhelm Busch.

Translated from the German Wikipedia entry about Max und Moritz:

Tailors like Tailor Bock

who in the third part of Max und Moritz becomes the victim of a prank by pranksters Max and Moritz. Bock means billy-goat in German. Associating tailors with goats was much older in Germany than the Wilhelm Busch poem.

were generally popular targets in caricatures and mockery. Many of the tailors were Eastern European Jews, so that the mockery and the bigotry often alternated between tailors and Jews. Tailors were often regarded as effiminate

for doing feminine work, making them supposedly sexually abnormal targets of homophobia

, dishonest and unclean, the call [by Max and Moritz to lure Tailor Bock out of his house]

Hey, get out! You billy-goat!
Tailor, tailor, meck, meck, meck!

suggested the widespread rumour that tailors had sex with goats.

In European Christian history, there is a strong tradition of associating goats with the devil. Not only Jewish tailors, also witches supposedly had sex with a billy-goat (Satan in disguise). Goats were seen as hellish animals. Somewhat like pigs, also associated with Jews by Jew-haters.

About 2000 in the Netherlands, and in other countries, geitenneuker (goatfucker) became a favourite term of abuse by...

05:24

What Will REALLY Happen on September 23rd! (Video) The Daily Sheeple

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05:24

Paul Manafort is in legal danger - but Trump likely isn't Signs of the Times

We already knew that Paul Manafort was in a heap of trouble. It was almost two months ago - July 26, to be precise - that his Virginia residence was raided by the FBI in the predawn hours. As I said at the time, prosecutors do not obtain warrants to toss the homes of people they regard as cooperating witnesses. When they are dealing with cooperators, prosecutors politely request that documents be produced, expecting the witness (and his lawyers) to comply. If some coercion is thought necessary, they will issue a grand-jury subpoena - an enforceable directive to produce documents, but one that still allows the witness to hand over the materials, not have them forcibly seized. The execution of a search warrant, even if it goes smoothly, is a show of force. It is intimidating. When we first learned of the raid, I also emphasized its timing: predawn. Under federal law, search warrants are supposed to be executed during daytime hours, when agents can be expected to knock on the door, announce their presence and purpose, and be admitted by the occupant of the premises. If investigators want to search a home before 6 a.m., they need permission. To get it, they have to convince the judge that, if the occupant were alerted to the agents' presence before they entered, it is likely he would destroy evidence or pose a danger.

05:18

Parasitic overseers: Lazy Westminster peers claim millions...for doing nothing Signs of the Times

There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a peer in the House of Lords, in which case there's also free air travel, train fares, taxi rides and a whole lot of taxpayer-funded perks for... well, nothing. For years angry Britons have endured reports of wealthy, unelected Lords claiming for things they can well afford. Yet a new report has added strength to the already bloated case for abolishing the second chamber, after it revealed millions of pounds are being paid in expenses, while Lords barely do their jobs. In fact, one in seven Lords did not speak at all during the 2016/17 session, yet claimed 1.3 million (US$1.75 million) just for attending debates.

05:17

People with schizophrenia live shorter lives and have higher risks of health complications Signs of the Times

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health condition affecting the ability to think clearly and manage emotions. Now, new research suggests it may also eliminate up to eight years from the life span of people living with the diagnosis. The study, published online in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, looked at all deaths in Ontario from 1993 to 2012. At each year of their lives, individuals with schizophrenia have a mortality rate three times higher than those without the condition, according to the report. Ultimately, this results in a life span eight years shorter than average - 64.7 versus 67.8. Certain demographics were affected more than others. For example, women, young people, and individuals from lower-income neighborhoods who were living with schizophrenia were more likely experience these life-expectancy discrepancies than other patients. Although living in a lower-incomes neighborhood is often associated with reduced mortality, lead author Paul Kurdyak, a clinician at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, told Newsweek that he's not sure why women have the lowest life span. Although these specific numbers were collected in Canada, Kurdyak told Newsweek that similar trends have also been observed in other parts of the world, including the United States.

05:15

Why Equifax Still Gets An A Rating From The Better Business Bureau Fast Company

The consumer-protection group says Equifax was a victim of the data hack, just like consumers.

The Better Business Bureaus reason for being is to protect unsuspecting consumers from harm by businesses, and yet it maintains its A rating for Equifax, a business that may have done more harm to consumers than any other in recent history.

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05:13

Russian PM Medvedev: U.S. wants to stop Russian pipeline project, force-feed Europe with U.S. gas Signs of the Times

Washington intends to stop the construction of the extension of the Nord Stream pipeline from Russia to Germany, and become Europe's key gas supplier, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned on Thursday. "The most pragmatic position is the position of the United States of America, which wants to bury this project with all sorts of legal decisions, instruments, sanctions, having an unambiguous impact on the European Union," Medvedev said at a meeting with Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila. Such pragmatism can be explained by the interests of the US Congress to force-feed American gas to Europe, ousting Russia, Medvedev said. He said that Finland has taken a "very constructive position regarding Nord Stream-2," by regarding it as a commercial project.

05:12

Rapid Human Cloning The Event Chronicle

Has it been deployed?

By Preston James, Ph.D

Cloning of animals has been achieved by Chinese researchers and others using cell samples recovered from the deceased parent animal.

It is a slow and expensive process taking many months.

Wealthy folks who want to clone a favorite, beloved pet have been the only ones able to afford this, but that may be changing rapidly.

Cloning of a favorite pet has produced mixed results, with many clones supposedly not living as long as normal, and some having strange health problems.

Numerous labs around the world are advertising cloning services and many new treatments for gene-based disorders; and these are rapidly being developed all over the world, using state-of-the-art genetic engineering technology.

Cloning has been ultra-expensive; and those who have cloned their favorite animals that have died have paid a small fortune for the clone.

With the genetic-engineering technologies appearing publicly within the last few years, cloning is expected to become cheaper and more effective.

Cloning organs or whole organisms takes a large check, but the price is coming down

The first animal cloning used Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) technology, but some of the clones developed unusual, lifespan-limiting health issues, like Dolly, which was one of the first public clones. This animal died early of an unexpected lung disease.

A new gene-editing technology has been developed that allows removal of disorder-causing genes and substitution of healthier ones. Th...

05:09

Palestinian rights groups file 700-page dossier to ICC on Israeli apartheid and other human rights violations Signs of the Times

Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists on Wednesday handed a 700-page dossier to the International Criminal Court alleging that Israeli authorities are responsible for crimes including apartheid and persecution in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The documents are an attempt to provide evidence for an ongoing preliminary probe opened in 2015 by prosecutors at the global court into crimes committed on Palestinian territories. The so-called preliminary examination aims to establish if there are sufficient grounds for opening a full-scale investigation into alleged crimes by Israel, but also by Palestinians, during and since the 2014 Gaza conflict. Shawan Jabarin, director of Palestinian rights group Al-Haq, said in a statement that the dossier includes evidence that Israel forcibly removes Palestinians from the territories and replaces them with Israeli settlers.

05:08

ISIS Attacks Iranian Aid Convoy In Syria Your News Wire

ISIS launched a mortar attack on an Iranian convoy trying to deliver humanitarian aid to people in eastern Syria The aid convoy, comprising of 20 truckloads full of foodstuff, flour, medicine and clothes, was headed to areas [...]

05:04

U.S. providers may be forced to drop RT, thanks to hidden McCain/Graham amendment in defense budget bill Signs of the Times

Buried deep inside the just-passed defense budget is a small amendment, which could lead to a ban on broadcasting RT in America. The architects of the provision, Senators Graham and McCain, may recall that in their youth such practices formed what was known as the 'Iron Curtain'. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2018, which was passed by the US Senate earlier this week, is stuffed with provisions that have little to do with US national defense. This is a tactic that US lawmakers have traditionally used to 'piggy-back' legislation which would have little hope of adoption as a stand-alone bill. Deep down the list of amendments is No 1096, which aims to "prohibit multichannel video programming distributors from being required to carry certain video content that is owned or controlled by the Government of the Russian Federation". Proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and co-sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), the amendment was submitted by John McCain (R-Arizona), a fellow foreign policy hawk. The provision says a distributor working in a US jurisdiction "may not be directly or indirectly required" to carry video content that is "is owned, controlled, or financed (in whole or in part) by the Government of the Russian Federation."

05:00

Jack Ma: AI is going to change the future, manufacturing no longer the main engine of creating jobs Signs of the Times

The founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, has warned people should be prepared for significant disruptions to the job market as artificial intelligence (AI) is going to change the world. "In the last 200 years, manufacturing [has brought] jobs. But today -- because of the artificial intelligence, because of the robots -- manufacturing is no longer the main engine of creating jobs," he said in a speech at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. Instead, small businesses using the internet to extend their markets will lead economic growth this century, Ma added. "Talking about manufacturing, we should not be talking Made in China, Made in America," he explained. "It's going to be 'Made in Internet."

04:59

Equifax Accidentally Directs 200,000 Customers To Fake Phishing Website The Daily Sheeple

computer-hacker

And the hits just keep coming for Equifax, the once-trusted credit-monitoring firm that has been embroiled in one of the biggest corporate public-relations disasters in recent memory since disclosing that hackers had penetrated its cyber security defenses and absconded with sensitive personal and financial data belonging to 143 million Americans. Because of the types of data that were stolen, including drivers license, social security and credit-card numbers, experts have described the hack as possibly the most damaging corporate hack yet.

As if this werent enough to permanently sully the firms reputation (amid cries of you had one job!) the staggering irony of a credit monitoring firm inadvertently divulging the sensitive information that it was supposed to safeguard hasnt been lost on consumers) a series of subsequent disclosures have portrayed the firms executives as bungling, at best, and nefarious, at worst.

In the nearly two weeks since the story broke

  • It was revealed that three of the firms executives, including its CFO, cashed out of stocks and options worth some $2 million in the month between when the company first learned about the hack, and when it was disclosed to the public. A federal prosecutor in Atlanta has opened a criminal investigation into Equifax that will focus both on whether the firm was criminally negligent in failing to patch a hole in its cybersecurity systems, as well as whether the suspect stock sales constitute securities fraud.
  • The companys head of cyber security was revealed to have no background in computer science or security a fact the company tried to hastily cover up by scrubbing her social-media profiles. Susan Mauldin, Equifaxs chief information security officer, has a bachelors degree in music composition and a masters in fine arts from the University of Georgia.
  • Several Congressional committees have asked the company to turn over information relating to the hack as multiple investigations appear to be getting under way. The attorneys general of a handful of states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have joined a probe into the companys handling of the breach.
  • The company has been hit with dozens of lawsuits from consumers alleging fraud, abuse and negligence.
  • Equifax CEO Rick Smith has been called to testify before a spe...

04:57

Tucker Carlson exposes the real reason why North Korea refuses to give up its weapons program - learned lesson from Gaddafi and Libya Signs of the Times

The DPRK learned a lesson from Gaddafi and Libya. Tucker Carlson goes one-on-one with former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson, and goes where no media commentator has dared to go with regards to North Korea.

04:53

Ex spy chief Clapper admits Trump may have been recorded on Manafort wiretap Signs of the Times

Former spy chief James Clapper appeared on CNN with Don Lemon Wednesday to speak about the wiretapping of Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. The video begins with Lemon asking Clapper about the stories floating around in the press, Clapper then reiterates what he has said prior about the incident and says he "cannot comment" on the FISA warrant. Clapper consistently states that he "stands on" what he said back on the 5th of March. Watch Clapper's video from March 5, 2017 below: Lemon then asks Clapper, "Is it possible the President was picked up in a conversation with Paul Manafort?" Clapper replies: "It's certainly conceivable . . ." Lemon: "Is it likely?" Clapper: "Uh, I can't say. I - uh - wouldn't wanna go there, but I will say, it's possible."

04:51

Puigdemont Warns Rajoy Not to Underestimate Catalan Determination The Sleuth Journal

Puigdemont Warns Rajoy Not to Underestimate Catalan Determination | Mariano-Rajoy-Carles-Puigdemont-600x400 | Special Interests World News

Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister of Spain, and Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia [image: La Moncloa/Ariet/Generalitat de Catalunya]

Independence has shown institutional muscle in Barcelona, with the meeting of more than 700 Catalan mayors who will collaborate with the October 1 referendum despite being investigated by the prosecution. Among them the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont.

The councilors have been received by the President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, and the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, in support of the municipalist world. Puigdemont has warned Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the consequences of underestimating the strength of the Catalan people.

Puigdemont has warned Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the consequences of underestimating the strength of the Catalan people.

Colau, on the other hand, described as shame the operations of the Civil Guard where referendum material has been requisitioned in favor of the vote suspended by the Constitutional Court.

Puigdemont wrapped up the Mayors meeting at the Palau de la Generalitat after they heard Colau at the Town Hall.

Today we are all one. We will not take a step back so that we can vote, said Miquel Buch, mayor of Premi de Mar and president of the Catalan Association of Municipalities (ACM). The Catalan president has not only criticized the Rajoy government, but also charged, against those who look to the side not to catch the crisis and those who go a step back, in a veiled reference to the Socialist Workers Party Spanish (PSOE) and to some extent, against the confluences of alternative lefts.

The Catalan president has not only criticized the Rajoy government, but also charged, against those who look to the side not to catch the crisis and those who go a step back, in a veiled reference to t...

04:49

14 Psychological Tricks That Will Completely Change Your Social Life World Truth.TV

Look, weve all been there. Were trying to do something that will actively make our life better, but our brain keeps getting in the way. We often find ourselves overthinking, plagued by doubt, or giving in to anxietybut we can all do better, and these fifteen mental hacks can help. Check them out, and let []

04:46

Hillary Clinton's "What Happened": Evasions, misleading statements, flat-out lies Signs of the Times

She has no idea why many Americans think 'Clintonian' is another way of saying 'dishonest.' I've suggested that Hillary Clinton's new book, What Happened, would be more accurately titled Why I Should Have Won. But if you wanted to position it as a sequel to her earlier memoir, Living History, you could title it Rewriting History, because What Happened is a recycling bin full of evasions, misleading statements, and flat-out whoppers. The biggest lie is the one she has told many times before, on her notorious private email server: "As the FBI had confirmed, none of the emails I sent or received was marked as classified." She has said this many times before and been called on it many times before. The verdict? "That's not true," said then-FBI director James Comey. "False," said PolitiFact. The Washington Post's strange fact-checking system initially gave her two Pinocchios, then decided to give her the full four. On top of the lie, Clinton is being misleading in a familiar Clintonian way, because the law doesn't distinguish between information that is classified by its nature, despite not being marked as such, and information that is marked classified. "Even if information is not marked 'classified' in an email, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it," Comey said at his July 5, 2016, press conference. This means that Hillary caused classified information to be removed from secure channels more than 100 times. That's supposed to be a felony if gross negligence is involved, and it certainly appeared to be in her case.

04:46

David Wilcock: Developments may move in favor of disclosure happening bigger and faster than we had anticipated The Event Chronicle

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By David Wilcock

I am enjoying a much-needed break in Canada and have just recently gotten out of an internet blackout zone. Its nice to have access again, I must say!

There are some very fascinating developments that may move in favor of disclosure happening bigger and faster than we had anticipated. I hope we will be able to talk about some of them soon enough. We may very well see things move much faster than the alleged Partial Disclosure scenario.

At the same time, the loyal opposition wants both Corey and me gone more than ever. We have been given very specific information about the nature and severity of the threats. It has never been more perilous. This is not a joke.

We are not going to be actively hunted down, so we are told, but if there is a window of opportunity where either of us are in the right place at the right time, they feel they Must make an effort to do it.

This could actually take the form of a larger violent event that just so happens to occur wherever either of us might be. Thankfully the Alliance is aware of this and has our backs like never before. I havent personally seen anything or anyone but am aware that this greater protection now exists.

I dont get the sense that there are any windows for such incidents where I am now, but this has definitely been unsettling. As a result I have kept fairly quiet and am just trying to enjoy some vacation time.

The shamanic principle of Using Death as an Advisor has been useful for me. I am looking at my life and thinking about what works and what doesnt, what can be changed and how to accomplish that for the greater good. There is a whole lot of movement going on right now and I feel calm and secure.

I am choosing to focus on the positives of the news we are hearing. At some point soon I will summarize the developments over the last month, as there are a huge number of tangible signposts that we are seeing some action take place.

I am waiting for...

04:46

Traveller in Birmingham, UK mauled by police dog Signs of the Times

This is the shocking moment a traveller was apparently mauled by a police dog that refused to let go of his leg. Mobile phone footage shows the man, named in reports as Andy Cash, on the floor with the dog's jaws firmly fixed on him." Mr Cash can be seen being dragged across the ground trying to defend himself, while a policeman desperately tries to pull the dog away.

04:45

Ancient Greeks may have built sacred sites on earthquake fault lines, viewing the tremors as mystical occurrences Signs of the Times

Archeologists and other scientists have long known that intoxicating gases emanating from water flowing from deep within the earth likely produced the visions of the oracle of Delphi, a seer who guided ancient Greeks with her prophecies from around 800 BC through the 4th century AD from her temple on Mount Parnassus. Now new research suggests many other Greek sacred sites were built on similar fissures created by earthquakes throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. "The ancient Greeks placed great value on hot springs unlocked by earthquakes," said Iain Stewart, professor of geoscience communication and director of the Sustainable Earth Institute at the University of Plymouth in Britain. "But perhaps the building of temples and cities close to these sites was more systematic than has previously been thought." In a study published recently in the Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Stewart showed how temples and other structures at Mycenae, Ephesus, Cnidus, and Hierapolis were, like Delphi, built and rebuilt over earthquake faults.

04:39

5-Year-Old Suspended for Making Terrorist Threats (Video) The Daily Sheeple

If you had any inkling of doubt that Idiocracy is in full effect in Amurika, it will be gone by the end of this video.

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04:36

Anna Von Reitz Calls Out Benjamin Fulford and Bens Response The Event Chronicle

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By Anna Von Reitz

I am sick of this constant and irresponsible rant that the U.S. is the most indebted nation in history- which somehow neatly avoids the point that the U.S. is not America and that America is the paramount security interest holder and Priority Creditor of not only the U.S. meaning the profligate Municipal and Territorial Governments, but also all the corporations that have chartered under them.

America meaning the American states and people is the richest country on Earth and by far the greatest Creditor.  America owns all the Territorial and Municipal Governments worldwide including CHINA and JAPAN.

And all the corporations that have been formed under the auspices of all these Territorial and Municipal Governments.

Try to think of a major commercial corporation that has not been chartered under the auspices of either a Territorial or Municipal Government worldwide?   You will have a very hard time doing that, because the only other option is a Common Law Charter, and those havent been commonly used since the 1700s.

This means that when America pulls the chain, the rest of the countries on this planet need to own up to their own debts to us not the U.S. meaning the cesspool in the District of Columbia which is the responsibility of the Pope and the British Monarch.

A lot of people have been buying into this Boo-Hoo!  America is dead!  America owes everyone money!  America is bankrupt! bull and the fact of the matter is that America is the Priority Creditor of the entire world.

Its the U.S. that is bankrupt well and deservedly so and it is the problem of the British Monarch and the Pope that it is, because the U.S. is now and always has been a separate and foreign entity from the American states and people, operated under the auspices of the British Government (Territorial United States) and Holy See (Municipal United States).

So if...

04:33

Poll: 19% of Washington college students think violence against "fascists" is good Signs of the Times

As acts of political violence in America increase in regularity, a new poll shows that many college students have no problem with it. Of those surveyed, a startling 19 percent claimed to support the use of violence to silence speakers they find offensive, the same perspective held by the increasingly violent Antifa groups around the country. Wanting to see what college students in Washington, D.C. thought of Antifa, Campus Reform took to the campus of American University to ask students their opinion of the violent leftist organization recently labeled a domestic terror organization by the Department of Homeland Security. Immediately, the students made it clear that they had no problem with the controversial group. "I like them...beating up fascists is good," said one supporter, while another claimed they were simply trying to "educate" their political adversaries, and violence was many times "a very powerful tool." Watch the full video to see what the rest of the students had to say:

04:28

Simple Exercise To Naturally Drain Your Lymph System, Boost Immune Function & Remove Toxins World Truth.TV

Since its release in July of this year, the powerful documentary Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru has touched the lives of many and has reinvigorated much of the worlds interest in one of the worlds most infamous life and business coaches, Tony Robbins. There are few that Tony isnt a familiar face to, but since []

04:24

North Korea Calls Trump A Barking Dog Your News Wire

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho has fired back at President Trumps threat to totally destroy his country if it pursues its nuclear ambition, saying it amounts to nothing but the sound of a barking [...]

04:23

'One Belt, One Road' leads China to increase ties with Afghanistan Signs of the Times

It's hardly a surprise that the United State is not the only state to recognize the geopolitical importance of Afghanistan. Among the other nations deeply involved in this Central Asian state is China. Ever since 2011, when the Heart of Asia summit was launched, China has been making every effort to establish better ties with all nations engaged in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Beijing would organize meeting with its regional partners, including Iran, Pakistan and Russia, while working closely with the quadripartite coordination group that consists of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China itself, as well as the Taliban. However, over the last three years China has increasingly grown interested in establishing closer ties with Afghanistan more directly. After the withdrawal of the better part of US occupying forces, Beijing sent a group of officials led by Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Kabul. In fact, over the past three years, Beijing would provide more assistance to Afghanistan than it has over the previous thirteen years.

04:23

US Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says US 'strongly opposes' Kurdistan independence vote Signs of the Times

As Iraqi Kurds are set to vote on independence from Iraq next week, the US firmly opposes the referendum, a reversal in posture as the US has long supported the Kurds, even to the detriment of US-Turkish relations. US Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert issued a stern statement on Wednesday, urging the Iraqi Kurdistan regional government not to hold a vote for their independence. "The United States strongly opposes the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government's referendum on independence, planned for September 25," Nauert said. "All of Iraq's neighbors, and virtually the entire international community, also oppose this referendum." Instead, Nauert urged Kurdish leaders to "accept the alternative" of engaging in negotiations with Baghdad, which would be facilitated by the US, the United Nations (UN) and other partners. She warned that if the referendum is held as planned, "it is highly unlikely that there will be negotiations with Baghdad" and the offer of international support during negotiations would be "foreclosed." Addressing thousands of supporters at a pro-referendum rally Wednesday, Masoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Region, said that his government was ready and willing to hold "serious and frank dialogue" to resolve disputes with Baghdad following the referendum. "If resolving the disputes [between Erbil and Baghdad] requires time, we could wait a year or two and then say 'farewell' in a peaceful and brotherly manner," Barzani said, according to Kurdistan 24. The US State Department claims that the referendum has already affected efforts to dislodge the Islamic State from its remaining areas of control in Iraq, and added that it could jeopardize trade relations and international assistance in the area. The State Department also said that the Kurds should "be proud already of what the referendum process has produced" including bringing unity to the Kurdish people, reviving the Kurdish parliament for the first time in nearly two years, and placing "important issues on the international stage." "Unfortunately, the referendum next week will jeopardize all of this momentum and more," Nauert said. "The referendum itself is now all the more unnecessary given the alternative path that has been prepared and endorsed by the United States and the international community."

04:20

Deplorable Ignorance and Indifference of Most Americans The Sleuth Journal

Deplorable Ignorance and Indifference of Most Americans | american-flag-reflection-times-square | Special Interests US News War Propaganda

 

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed people on the planet mostly know-nothings about domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most. 

 

A new Gallup poll provides more evidence 58% of respondents supporting war if peaceful methods with North Korea fail.

 

Americans are so out-of-touch with reality they have no idea that the Trump administration ruled out dialogue with Pyongyang or why.

 

They have no understanding of what nuclear war means, endangering the lives and welfare millions of people in North and South Korea, others potentially in Japan and cross-border in China.

 

They fail to grasp t...

04:18

Chatting about movies on Facebook? A bot may drop in to sell you tickets Fast Company

The machines know youre pumped to see It and they want to help. Starting today, a new Facebook Messenger chatbot integration with Fandango will detect when the conversation of U.S. users turns toward movies and will offer movie times and the option to buy tickets.

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04:17

What Is Real Wealth? The Daily Sheeple

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As for acquiring capitalthe most important types of capital dont require much money.

What is real wealth? Money, right? Currency, gold, quatloos, you name it. Money is real wealth because you can use it to buy whatever you want.

I would argue money in any form is only the means to acquire real wealth, which is the agency, opportunity and time to pursue your lifes work.

The conventional view that wealth is money and leisure has it all wrong. Lets imagine the owner of a vault of conventional treasure: jewels, gold coins, etc.

If the wealth stays in the vault, whats the point of owning this wealth? The secret satisfaction of being wealthy?

If wealth is only an internal state, then lets measure friendship and being needed/wanted as the metrics of wealth. You see the point; if wealth is merely an internal state of satisfaction, then a vault full of money is a poor metric.

What money buys that is real wealth is freedom and control of ones life. This control over ones life is called agency. Agency is defined as the capacity of an actor to act in a given environment. This may not seem like a profound concept, but another way to describe agency is that agency is the opposite of powerlessness.

People with agency define themselves and their identity; they shape the world they inhabit rather than passively await whatever circumstances deliver up.

In the real world, people with agency move on when things no longer work for them in a particular situation. Agency is not just the opposite of feeling powerless; its also the opposite of victimhood, i.e. the state of being in which others are held responsible for all of ones travails and difficulties.

Agency and responsibility are two sides of the same coin: each manifests the other.

Opportunity is a form of wealthand so is the wherewithal to take opportunities that arise. Though there is a random element to opportunityi.e. getting luckythe wherewithal to take the opportunity is not a matter of luck. It requires a specific appetite for risk, perseverance, the ability to discern how best to use the opportunity, and access to the capital required to exploit the opportunity.

Capital is a type of wealth that isnt limited to money: Character trai...

04:12

Trauma Bonding: The Stockholm Syndrome of Abusive Relationships Awareness Act

For many, the very notion of staying in an abusive relationship is absurd. However, despite that, people continue to stay in abusive relationships all the time, leaving many to wonder why.

While there are many answers to this question, the answer, in short, is quite simple: trauma bonding. Trauma bonding is what takes place when a person is in an abusive relationship and somehow becomes bonded to their abusive partner through their abuse. Think about it: bonding occurs when two people spend time together, however, it doesnt matter if these times are good or if they are bad.

Regardless, you become bonded.

And bonding is much different than love, trust, or attraction. Instead, bonding is something that cannot be lost. It is a physiological reaction that takes place within the body that is similar to an addiction. What adds, even more, fuel to this fire is the fact that many people may not even realize they are being abused, due to the fact that our culture conditions us to believe that abuse is only physical, when it is much more than that.

Of course, physical abuse is a serious problem, but mental abuse is just as bad. Actually, many could consider it to be even worse, mostly because it can be harder to recognize.

Shannon Thomas, a therapist, and author of Healing from Hidden Abuse explains this quite eloquently by comparing psychological abuse to a slow, yet poisonous IV drip. It may start off as small as an insult, causing the victim to merely brush the incident off. However, as time progresses, the abuse becomes more and more clear to the victim. Yet, they may still grapple with themselves over the situation because abusers arent so obvious.

Instead, many abusers will love-bomb their victim after the abuse to leave them shattered and confused. Not only have they destroyed their victim, but now, they have bombarded their victim with affection leaving them to think maybe the situation isnt so bad. But it is. And this back and forth cycle fuels the addiction like trauma bonding that takes place.

With that being said, there are a number of signs that trauma bonding has occurred.

  1. Your partner has promised to change, yet continuously failed to fulfill this promise. However, you still believe they will change.
  2. While other people may become disturbed by your partners behavior, you merely brush it off as nothing.
  3. You have the same fight over and over again, and no one ever wins.
  4. You find yourself trying to make your partner be less abusive.
  5. You shuffle between periods o...

04:06

Peter Kuper's eerily prescient comic from 27 years ago PM Press Latest Blogs

Peter Kuper's eerily prescient comic that presaged the current administration, originally posted in Heavy Metal magazine, 27 years ago. It has also been republished in color in Peter's book Drawn to New York: An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Deca...

04:05

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's speech at the UN: A clear and calm rebuttal of Trump's hostile message Signs of the Times

The speech was concise and at times deeply poetic. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has addressed the General Assembly in a short speech that primarily covered Iran's foreign policy outlook, its specifically goals for peace and an unambiguous warning against anyone who seeks to undermine the 2013 JCPOA (aka the Iran nuclear deal). President Rouhani used the word 'moderation' throughout the speech. He characterised Iran's history, contemporary outlook and policy positions as quintessentially moderate. After paying tribute to Iranian voters who recently re-elected him as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, he then set out to define Iran's definition of moderation in the following way. "Moderation is the inclination as well as the chosen path of the great Iranian people. Moderation seeks neither isolation nor hegemony. It implies neither indifference nor intransigence. The path of moderation is the path of peace, but a just a inclusive peace; not peace for one nation and war and turmoil for others. Moderation is freedom and democracy, but in an inclusive and comprehensive manner, not purporting to promote freedom in one place while supporting dictators elsewhere. Moderation is the synergy of ideas and not the dance of swords. Finally, the path of moderation nurtures beauty. Deadly weapons exports are not beautiful, rather peace is beautiful. We in Iran strive to promote peace....we never condone tyranny and always defend the voiceless. We never threaten anyone but we do not tolerate threats from anyone. Our discourse is one of dignity and respect. We are unmoved by threats and intimidation. We believe in dialogue and negotiation based on equal footing and mutual respect".

04:04

First they HAARPed You, then Sell You the Catastrophe Bonds The Event Chronicle

By Covert Geopolitics

The Khazarian holdovers on this planet are getting more creative as the situation is getting worse for them. The slew of natural disasters hitting Latin America and coastal portions of the US mainland, through the use of HAARP derivatives, indicates how desperate the situation really is for the Cabal.

World Bank Group Issues Its Biggest-Ever Catastrophe Bond

By Mathew Carr | August 4, 2017, 9:00 PM GMT+8

The World Bank Group issued its largest catastrophe bond, providing Mexico with financial protection of as much as $360 million against losses from tropical cyclones and earthquakes.

Mexico is among the countries most vulnerable to natural disasters, the bank said in a statement. Nearly a third of its population lives in areas exposed to hurricanes, storms, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The coverage is the equivalent of 71 percent of the countrys economic output considered at risk from two or more natural hazards.

The bonds were issued in three structures to provide coverage against earthquakes, Atlantic tropical cyclones, and Pacific tropical cyclones. If a natural disaster occurs thats eligible for coverage, some or all of the bond proceeds will be made available to the Mexican Fund for Natural Disasters.

The bank has arranged risk-transfer transactions worth about $1 billion in the past two months, compared with $2.5 billion in the past decade, it said by email. Its ramping up its activities as it seeks to help transfer risk from poorer nations.

Bonds, of course, are mere promissory notes that the Asians have bought wholesale in the past using historical assets, e.g. gold bullion, known as the Collateral Accounts, but that the Khazarians are unable to pay without the combined application of aggressive diplomacy and direct elimination procedures.

In the case of Mexico, it needs to pay these bonds with real products, usually in the form of extractable minerals...

04:03

Polish researcher attempts to decipher Rongorongo tablet of Easter Island Signs of the Times

In one of the most secluded places in the world - Easter Island - the rongorongo writing was invented a few hundred years ago. Attempts to read it are currently being made. Among the few people who have taken up this challenge is a Polish researcher, Dr. Rafa Wieczorek. 25 artefacts with rongorongo inscriptions have been preserved to our time. Rongorongo is a system of glyphs known only from Easter Island - none of the other Polynesian peoples have invented writing. "There is a lot of evidence that Easter Island is one of the few places in the world where writing was invented independently of other recording systems. Why it was created in such an isolated location, remains a mystery" - told PAP Dr. Rafa Wieczorek from the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw. Deciphering the glyphs is the more difficult that only a few people in the world are working on it, non of them "full time". For all involved it is a side project. "In order to move things forward, it is necessary to set up a research team that would focus on just that" - believes the researcher. Dr. Wieczorek specialises in astrobiology, but many years ago he joined the international group, whose goal is to attempt to decipher rongorongo. The researcher admits that he devotes more and more time to this passion - he is also the author of several articles on rongorongo published in scientific journals. Despite many question marks, investigators of the mysterious writing established several facts. First and foremost, it is known that rongorongo was used by the aristocracy living on the island - it was not a commonly used writing. Sentences were read in the reverse bustrofedon system - the medium had to be rotated while reading. How could this be determined even though the writing still has not been deciphered? "Sequences of characters are repeating on a few tablets. In some cases they go to the next line of text, and in others, they continue in one line" - said Wieczorek.

04:01

A Contagious Bluetooth Flaw Makes ALL Your Connected Devices Hackable The Sleuth Journal

A Contagious Bluetooth Flaw Makes ALL Your Connected Devices Hackable | A-New-Bluetooth-Flaw-Makes-ALL-Your-Connected-Devices-Hackable | Science & Technology Special Interests

In case you dont have enough to worry about with hackers getting into our power grids, cyber attacks taking down entire countries, and epic natural disasters, a newly discovered Bluetooth flaw makes nearly all devices that are connected subject to hackers.

Tech Republic reports:

BlueBorne is an attack vector that could affect billions of devices. If youre running IoS, Android, Windows, and even Linux, your devices could be at risk.

Using BlueBorne, hackers can attack Bluetooth-connected devices over the air, without the device even being paired to the attackers device, the post said. Once successfully penetrated, the attacker gains full control over the victims device.

So far, Armis Labs has identified eight zero-day vulnerabilities associated with BlueBorne. However, as noted in the post, the firm believes there could be many more vulnerabilities waiting to be discovered. BlueBorne can conduct remote code execution and Man-in-The-Middle attacks, for example

Because BlueBorne is airborne, and can spread from device to device, it is considered highly infectious by the researchers. Its airborne nature also means that it is often targeting the weakest spot in the defense strategy for most modern networks

The method through which BlueBorne spreads allows it to infect air-gapped networks as well, which was a major concern for the researchers. Additionally, it takes minimal effort on behalf of the attacker, requires no victim interaction, and can remain undetected in many systems(source)

This makes all of your connected devices vulnerable to cyber espionage, data theft, and ransomware. If...

03:59

The Future Will Be Decentralized Liberty Blitzkrieg

I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe "That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.

- Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience 

Some people live their existence in a great state of dread, convinced a totalitarian, centralized world government of sorts is in our future. Not only do I not think this is going to happen, but I predict the exact opposite will occur. I believe the world has already hit "peak centralization" and decentralization will be the defining trend of human existence on this planet going forward.

Naturally, this is just one man's opinion, but I strongly believe it and will make my case in this piece. When I look around and think about the major trends of our time, they all point in the direction of decentralization, something which invariably scares the living daylights out of authoritarians worldwide.

Irrespective of what you think of Donald Trump, the fact he was elected proves the power of decentralization in the modern communications and media realm. As was well documented throughout the campaign, the mainstream media came out in clownish and historically lopsided fashion in favor of his opponent Hillary Clinton. We all remember seeing headlines like the one below and then reading stuff like the following.

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03:58

Rumbas in the Barrio: Personal Lives in a Venezuelan Collectivist Project New on Venezuelanalysis.com

In this excerpt from Curated Stories: The Uses and Misuses of Storytelling , author Sujatha Fernandes explores the subversive potential of storytelling through the testimony of Ricardo Jos Guerrero, an activist involved in the Venezuelan Culture Mission's storytelling programme in the mid 2000s. 

03:57

Assembling your thanks-Mom-and-Dad-I'm-off-to-college playlist PM Press Latest Blogs

In a matter of days, youre off to college. Congratulations. Its a big transitionthe biggest in your life so far, Im willing to bet, and will remain so unless you reproduce or adopt. (Odds are you...

03:52

Hillary worshiper Peter Daou having Twitter tantrum over criticism of his new website Verrit Signs of the Times

Hillary Clinton sycophant and flaming garbage pile of a human being, Peter Daou, is having another of his many Twitter meltdowns over the hilarious reaction to his new website, Verrit. After Hillary Clinton tweeted an endorsement of the new site the other night, Berniecrat Twitter went on a hilarious attack spree to mock and ridicule Daou and the site. Daou seems to think this is because people are 'afraid' of Hillary, but the truth is that people probably would leave him alone if he'd stop bashing Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders supporters at every opportunity. In fact, on the same day that Clinton tweeted her support for Verrit, the site had run an inflammatory article that blamed Bernie Sanders for Clinton's inability to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Given the timing, the move is obviously a calculated ploy to sell more copies of Clinton's forthcoming sh*t pile of a book, What Happened, which leaked excerpts show contains plenty of the expected Bernie-bashing from Clinton herself, or at least her ghostwriter.

03:51

Black & White Evidence That Prove US Government Engaged In Forced Sterilizations, Mind Control, Weather Modification, False Flag Operations & Igniting Wars World Truth.TV

When vital government documents are declassified or leaked, the evidence held within those pages are useful tools in getting to the truth of what is really going on in the world. This evidence also assists in validating researchers and investigators who are often are shut down, censored and dismissed as conspiracy theorists. The internet is quickly becoming []

03:51

Trump signs new executive order to target foreign banks doing business with North Korea Signs of the Times

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that gives the US broad new powers to sanction individuals, companies and financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea. "I am announcing a new executive order to sign that significantly expands authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea," Trump said. "Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to humankind," he told reporters.

03:46

Everything You Need to Know About Ketosis The Sleuth Journal

Everything You Need to Know About Ketosis | ketosis | General Health Special Interests

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Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body uses fat, rather than sugar, for energy. Your body shifts into ketosis when your blood sugar is low, and the glycogen in your muscles has been depleted. Typically, this happens when you eat a low carb diet or fast from food altogether for a prolonged period. Ketosis is usually heralded as a fast and effective way to lose body fat. Research suggests that ketosis may positively affect health in other ways, as well.

How Does Ketosis Work?

Normally, your body is powered by sugar from carbohydrates, a macronutrient. However, if you drastically limit your intake of carbs, your body will tap into its sugar reserves, called glycogen. Once those are used up, a process that takes about three days, your liver begins to metabolize fat. This process is known as ketogenesis, and it produces ketones. Ketones are byproducts of fat metabolism that your body can use as an alternative form of energy.[1] One technical side notesome components of your body require a very small amount of sugar, but your body can produce that small amount of sugar by itself in a process called gluconeogenesis.[2]

The Ketogenic Diet

For your body to shift into ketosis, you must consume almost no carbohydrates. There are a couple of ways to limit your carb intake. One is through various...

03:43

CIA Agents Arguing Over Bathing In Champagne Is What We Want In Our Spies The Daily Sheeple

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Bathing in champagne was a major topic of debate among CIA agents in the 1950s.

Recently released memos from 1952 show agents debating whether or not champagne from California is suitable enough to bathe in, and its a fascinating discussion.

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The British might have James Bond, but has he ever showered or bathed in champagne? The answer is no. Our spies are so elite that they turn their noses up at the idea of bathing in California champagne. They need the real stuff. They need the bubbly straight out of France.

I also want my spies to be spraying champagne everywhere. Its obviously the best way to get information out of people. Nobody is going to get their secrets once our spies spray a little champagne, throw a little money around and bring around some women. Of course, if the champagne, cash and strippers fail, our spies can always turn to the gun.

I just hate making messes, and why shoot people when you can instead pop champagne and party?

I also cant imagine what CIA gatherings much have been like in the 1950s. I have a strong sense its a lot like all those secret societies we always hear about. Just crazy stuff happening left and right, and nobody speaks of it outside of the room. Thats the America I want to live in.

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03:43

US diplomat in Cuba claims he was attacked in bed after walking through some invisible wall The Event Chronicle

WASHINGTON (AP) The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if hed walked through some invisible wall cutting straight through his room.

Soon came the hearing loss, and the speech problems, symptoms both similar and altogether different from others among at least 21 U.S. victims in an astonishing international mystery still unfolding in Cuba. The top U.S. diplomat has called them health attacks. New details learned by The Associated Press indicate at least some of the incidents were confined to specific rooms or even parts of rooms with laser-like specificity, baffling U.S. officials who say the facts and the physics dont add up.

None of this has a reasonable explanation, said Fulton Armstrong, a former CIA official who served in Havana long before America re-opened an embassy there. Its just mystery after mystery after mystery.

Suspicion initially focused on a sonic weapon, and on the Cubans. Yet the diagnosis of mild brain injury, considered unlikely to result from sound, has confounded the FBI, the State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies involved in the investigation.

The Hotel Capri in Havana, Cuba, is photographed Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Some victims now have problems concentrating or recalling specific words, several officials said, the latest signs of more serious damage than the U.S. government initially realized. The United States first acknowledged the attacks in August nine months after symptoms were first reported.

It may seem the stuff of sci-fi novels, of the cloak-and-dag...

03:41

Project Corona Harvest The Black Vault

Background

According to the 510FS ASSOCIATION:

Project Corona Harvest was conceived in 1966 to evaluate the use of airpower in Southeast Asia. In March 1970, the Air Force assigned responsibility for the overall conduct of the project to the AU commander. Using AU resources, he established a Corona Harvest project officer at Maxwell and involved the AU schools and other activities as deeply as possible in the effort. The result was the publication of numerous studies and a large number of highly condensed reports on specific lessons learned in Southeast Asia from 1965 to 1968. Phased out in October 1975, Project Corona Harvest was the most ambitious effort ever undertaken by Air University to study and develop lessons learned from a conflict in progress.

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03:40

Contributions flood contentious Alabama special election OpenSecrets Blog

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks to supporters in Montgomery. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Alabamas special election embodies what political analysts claim is a deepening rift between the GOPs establishment and anti-establishment factions. Money has flooded the campaigns in Tuesdays Republican primary runoff, as former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore maintains an apparent lead over interim Sen. Luther Strange.

Strange, who was appointed by former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to replace U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has the backing of President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

McConnells endorsement has stoked criticism that Strange, a former state attorney general, represents the Washington establishment while Moore, a relative outsider in Alabama politics, is seen as the more conservative, populist candidate.

Some have simplified the choice in Alabamas closely watched primary as either a vote of confidence in Trump (Strange) or a message to the swamp (Moore). Reflecting the widespread attitude that much is at stake in the runoff, copious amounts of money is being tossed into the race as the Republican challengers prepare to face off next week.

Strange has raised $3.9 million and spent about $4.1 million as of Sept. 6, according to filings with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

The amount raised by his campaign more than doubles the $1.7 million then-Sen. Jeff Sessions received for his 2014 Senate bid. The majority of Stranges financing has come from PACs, which make up 28.5 percent of his contributions, and large individual donors.

Moore, on the other hand, has raised money predominantly from small and large individual donors with little to no support from PACs.

According...

03:39

The Middle Class Is Being Destroyed: Now Only 25 Percent Of All Americans Have $10,000 Or More In Savings The Sleuth Journal

The Middle Class Is Being Destroyed: Now Only 25 Percent Of All Americans Have $10,000 Or More In Savings | middle-class | Economy & Business Special Interests

We just got more evidence that the middle class is being systematically eviscerated.  According to a GOBankingRates survey that was just released, more than half the country has less than $1,000 in savings.  So in the event of a major economic disaster of some kind, over 50 percent of the nation is going to be completely out of cash almost immediately.  For years I have been writing about the steady decline of the middle class in the United States, but I still get astounded by numbers such as these.  According to this new survey, only 25 percent of all Americans have $10,000 or more in savings at this point

$0 saved: 39 percent
Less than $1,000 saved: 18 percent
$1,000 to $4,999 saved: 12 percent
$5,000 to $9,999 saved: 6 percent
$10,000 or more saved: 25 percent

Other surveys have come up with similar results.  One discovered that about two-thirds of the country is living paycheck to paycheck, and another which was conducted by the Federal Reserve found that 44 percent of all U.S. adults do not even have enough money to cover an unexpected $400 expense.

Most of us have grown accustomed to barely scraping by from month to month.  But that is not what being middle class is supposed...

03:39

8 Signs You Are Living A Successful Life, Even If You Dont Think You Are Awareness Act

Every individual human is different from everyone else. There are no two people the same, however, we all aspire to achieve one thing in life: Success.

Many people have many different definitions and ideas of what a successful life is. Most people these days visualize success as wealth. They believe that without having all the money they will never be successful. Most people take way too much pride in materialistic objects these days, but others have a more realistic view of what success is. To me, success is having people you love around you and not having to stress about worldly issues. To simply be content with life is success to me, and many other people believe the same. No matter what you believe is success, simply having ambitions in life shows that you are a persevering person and thats what truly counts!

One author has studied what a successful life is for quite some time now. Travis Bradberry states, Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.

You shouldnt be visualizing success as a status of wealth. Living a successful life is much more than having all the objects you want; its having people to love, that love you, and to share memories with. All in all, people who have ambitions are already living a successful life. You probably are too, you just dont realize it! These are 8 signs that you are living a successful life!

1. You Have Ambitions

People who have ambitions are already successful people. You should never give up on what you truly want out of life. Never give up on your dreams and keep persevering to get to where you want. People who continue working on their dreams are considered to be successful already.

2. Youre Alive

One of the most successful things we can have in life is a healthy body. If you are alive and healthy you are already doing fantastic. Take advantage of life and youthfulness....

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9 ways Zuckerberg says Facebook will get better at protecting elections Fast Company

In a live-streamed Facebook video today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a plan for the company to combat election interference and improve ad transparency, and warned that it may still find more evidence of Russian meddling. Separately, Facebook announced that it would also share the content of the 3,000 Russian-bought political ads that it has

In a live-streamed Facebook video today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a plan for the company to combat election interference and improve ad transparency, and warned that it may still find more evidence of Russian meddling.

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CIA Tried to Nab 29 Russian Troops During an Al-Queda Offensive Operation Disclosure

US Secret Services' Tried to Nab 29 Russian Troops in Syria ... and Got Their Butts Kicked - Russian Military

Its a real war out there and Russians and Americans are practically in combat


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Russia says Americans are on the ground

Now this is something you won't see on NBC nightly news.

The Russian military spokesman in this briefing, General Sergei Rudskoi, in a matter-of-fact deadpan, explains that 'US Secret Services, and their Al Qaeda proxies, had a very, very bad day yesterday.

Americans love bombing small, defenseless countries into the stone age, its part of their culture like baseball, apple pie, and morbid obesity. One of the things they never do, however, is pick on a country that can fight back.

General Rudskoi has just the facts, and nothing but the facts

Well this time they messed with the Russian Bear himself and like Napoleon and Hitler before them, reality ensued.

Yesterday, according to General Rudskoi, an army of moderate decapitators, directed by their 'US Secret Service handlers, double-crossing the Russians by violating a ceasefire agreement, launched an attack with tanks and artillery on the Syrian Government north of Hama in the de-escalation zone, in an attempt to halt the Syrian Armys successful advance.

A key part of the plan was to capture 29 Russian soldiers, which would have been a major embarrassment for Russia.

Heres where the story gets gripping.

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03:34

Pervert Anthony Weiner's pedophilia: It's far worse than you think Signs of the Times

To make sure that Weiner ends up in jail, the US Attorney for the district of New York has laid out-in gruesome detail-the specifics of his pedophilia. This week, the prosecution documents were filed and released on the disgraced former Congressman, who was charged with obscene crimes against a minor in a pedophilia scandal that Hillary Clinton names as one of the reasons she lost the election. Anthony Weiner, who was once a strong contender to be the mayor of New York has been exposed, thanks to these newly released court records, as a sicko who needs to be in prison. Prosecutors filed these documents in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday asking that the judge use the sentencing as an opportunity to send a message to other perverted pedophiles. The Government respectfully submits this memorandum in connection with the sentencing of Anthony Weiner, which is scheduled for September 25, 2017, following his guilty plea to transferring obscene material to a minor. Although the defendant's self-destructive path from United States Congressman to felon is indisputably sad, his crime is serious and his demonstrated need for deterrence is real. The non-custodial sentence that Weiner proposes is simply inadequate; his crime deserves time in prison. For the reasons set forth below, the Government respectfully requests that Court sentence Weiner to a term of imprisonment within the range of 21 to 27 months. To make sure the judge hands down the maximum sentence for this convicted pedophile, US Attorney for the district of New York, Joon Kim, graphically detailed the scenario in the prosecutor memorandum as it unfolded.

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Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement blogfactory

Unmasking the leftist Antifa movement

Updated 1347 GMT (2147 HKT) August 22, 2017

On the morning of Donald Trumps inauguration, Keval Bhatt hunted through a closet in his parents Virginia home for the darkest clothes he could find.

The 19-year-old didnt own much in black, the color he knew his fellow protesters would wear head to toe on the streets of Washington that day.
As Bhatt drove into the city for his first-ever protest, he hesitated.
I thought, theres a very good chance that I might get arrested, that my whole life could be radically altered in a negative way if I kept driving, and I was really close to turning around, Bhatt told CNN. But I think the rationale is that even if it did negatively affect my life, I had still contributed to this movement that was necessary. I was still making an effort to make other peoples lives better, even if it made my life worse, and once I realized that, I had no regrets.Bhatt joined protesters dressed completely in black, some with their faces covered by masks a tactic known as black bloc that aims to unify demonstrators efforts and hide their identities.And with them, Bhatt got arrested.
Police injured, more than 200 arrested at Trump inauguration protests in DC
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Warning: Federal Court Rules That 2nd Amendment Right Is Now A Reason For Cops To Detain You World Truth.TV

In a stunning violation of 2nd Amendment rights, the U.S. District Court of Western Michigan ruled police have the legal authority to detain individuals that choose to exercise their constitutional right to open carry a firearm. Open Carry is also specifically allowed under Michigan law. The ruling means that people in Michigan who choose to []

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New Emails Show Hillarys Russia Pivot From Pay-To-Play To Latter-Day Hawk MintPress News

Though Hillary Clinton has blamed numerous factors and people for her loss to Donald Trump in last years election, no one has received as much blame as the Russian government. In an effort to avoid blaming the candidate herself by turning the election results into a national scandal, accusations of Kremlin-directed meddling soon surfaced. While such accusations have largely been discredited by both computer analysts and award-winning journalists like Seymour Hersh, they continue to be repeated as the investigation into Donald Trumps alleged collusion with the Russian government picks up steam.

However, newly released Clinton emails suggest that that the former secretary of states disdain for the Russian government is a relatively new development. The emails, obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, show that the Russian government was included in invitations to exclusive Clinton Foundation galas that began less than two months after Clinton became the top official at the U.S. State Department.

In March of 2009, Amitabh Desai, then-Clinton Foundation director of foreign policy, sent invitations to numerous world leaders, which included Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. Desais emails were ccd to Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro and later forwarded to top Clinton aide Jake Sullivan.

The Clinton Foundations activities during Hillarys tenure as secretary of state have been central to the accusations that the Clinton family used their charitable foundation as a means of enriching themselves via a massive Pay to Play scheme. Emails leaked by Wikileaks, particularly the Podesta emails, offered ample evidence connecting foreign donations to the Clintons and their foundation with preferential treatment by the U.S. State Department.


Related | Wikileaks Publishes Spy Files Russia Detailing Russias Mass Surveillance


For instance, the King of Morocco donated $12 million to the Clinton Foundation in return for a...

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Most Americans Blame The Media For Distorting Science MintPress News

Nearly three-quarters of American adults think their science news is subject to media distortion, a study published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center says.

Though the media took the lions share of blame for muddying the waters when it comes to science news, the 91-page report says respondents also voiced scorn for researcher practices and the public itself.

Americans were roughly even in criticizing the public as too ignorant of science to make sense of the news they read (44 percent) and too eager to jump to conclusions about how to apply the findings to their lives (42 percent).

While more than half of those polled said they got their science news from general sources, the study found that the most trusted sources for science news are science and technology museums, documentaries or other science video programs, and science magazines.

Roughly half of Americans reported that these sources get the facts right either almost all or more than half of the time.

The study also finds that Americans trust government agencies and science podcasts or radio segments slightly more than general news outlets.


Related | Study Confirms Your Worst Fears About Fox News


Climate change is the most commonly cited topic of stories Americans reported seeing as dividing scientific experts. As compared with the 32 percent of adults who reported disagreement among experts on climate change, every other issue (health, nutrition, evolution and space) was reported as being at least four times less divisive among experts.

The study found that one in six U.S. adults, or 17 percent, are active science news consumers, meaning that they both get science news at least a few times a week and tend to seek it out.

Pew describes the active science news consumers as people who enjoy following science news more than news on other topics, turn to more types of science news providers, are more likely to discuss science with others, and of those on social media are more likely to follow science pages or accounts.

In contrast to this group, however, Pew found that 49 percent of U.S. adults are uninterested science news consumers who get science news infrequently and mostly come across it.

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Chicagos Green Zone: Plans For Massive Police Compound Worries Community MintPress News

The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trumps multi-pronged attack on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Departments capacity for violence.

Last week, the citys Community Development Commission approved a 30.4-acre land acquisition in a northwest industrial corridor tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Chicago. A $95 million state-of-the-art compound will be built by 2020 for police, firefighters, and emergency medical services teams to train together.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the facility as a destination, where out-of-state police agencies can send officers for training. It will spur real economic development with people from the suburbs and downstate traveling to the center.

Similarly, Alderman Emma Mitts, whose ward includes West Garfield Park, asserted the community is excited about having a lot more police in the area. She also claimed there will be new economic opportunities.

Ive lived there over 35 years, and its been vacant since Ive been there, Mitts said. The community has been complaining about no retail there. So, I changed the zoning not knowing they were going to put the police and fire academy across the street. Hopefully, we can attract the retail they were talking about like grocery stores. They have to go outside of the neighborhood; nothing in walking distance, where you can get good produce.

However, Page May of Assatas Daughters, who is part of the coalition, contended the compound is an investment in policing. It is an investment in the Chicago Police Department. This is not an investment in the west side of Chicago.

Debbie Southorn, a part of the Peoples Response Team, which is also a part of the coalition against the compound, said it is a little bizarre to believe a police presence will make the area suddenly appealing to retail.


Related | Code Of Silence Took Ugly Turn In Chicago Police Corruption Case


If you actually look at where theyre talking about building this, its in a industrial corridor. Its actually part of a TIF district. Its the northwest industrial corridor so its flanked by a super busy intersection and then a factory and a [Chicago Transit Authority] fleet area, Southorn added.

The idea that there is going to be cops walking around crossi...

03:11

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Heads Up" -- September 21, 2017 Operation Disclosure



Source: Dinar Chronicles

Where are all the Trump supporters? Better yet, why we're there any ever given how blatantly dirty it was?

Talk about an Orange Crush?

Just so everyone knows this burner President Trump signed the Executive Order RV'ing America today, which forced the USNs into play, not because he wanted to but because He and BiBi gave the Chinese no other choice but to eliminate the USD openly from existence.

Their alternative was prosecution before an international war crimes tribunal. They chose to walk away from every position at the last second and take credit for solving Middle East Peace.

That was their legacy end game. Collateral damage sure, but the result will engender such peace in the world who really cares what the history archives tell us was actually real.

Those cabal clowns literally waited until the last possible second. Now was that by benevolent design? No.

Malevolent choice? It's the only explanation--think about it--together they create me unthinkable levels of chaos and death only to suddenly leave as heroes with less than a whimper and family amnesty.

Notice too how all of this new Mueller information is suddenly spilling out into the press. In essence prosecuting Trump in the media so there's no need for a trial.

That was and is the Elders.

As for the manipulated and catastrophic weather events... it makes one wonder what PR did to deserve not one but two devastating hurricanes--spiritually speaking.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-maria/hurricane-maria-clobbers-puerto-rico-plunges-island-into-darkness-idUSKCN1BT1RW

Wasn't the USA, Inc domiciled there? IRS? Federal Reserve Bank? FEMA?

And what about Florida and Houston? Same thing? Different? Or both?

What if God was benevolently letting all these low lying communities, cities and nations know that the cabal industries of oil, gas and chemicals were finished, and that the earth axis tilt is real, and soon His ocean waters will be rising to absorb their land.

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03:09

Financialization and The Destruction of the Real Economy Activist Post

By Charles Hugh Smith Strip an economy of capital, productive incentives, talent and yes, ethics, and what are we left with? An economy spiraling toward...

03:08

After Cops Stole His Cash For Selling Unlawful Hot Dogs, The Internet Gave Him $70,000 TruthTheory

The internet has spoken in the case of the viral video of police robbing a man for selling unlicensed hot dogs and theyve raised over $70,000!

Berkeley, CA Berkeley police are in the spotlight this week after one of their officers not only cited a man for selling hot dogs to willing customers without a permit but then opened up his wallet and robbed him of his cash as well.

The entire robbery was captured on video and subsequently went viral. But that was only the beginning. Showing how much society respects hard working entrepreneurs while decrying the police state that robs them, a Go Fund Me for the hot dog vendor has raised over $70,000.

The Go Fund Me campaign was started by the person who was brave enough to question authority and film the road side robbery. According to the campaign:

The funds raised will be utilized to cover legal and personal loses. In addition, funds in excess are to cover other vendors who have been robbed of their hard earned living through citations and removal of their carts. It is my goal to locate Juan in Berkeley. Any and all help to support and locate him is welcome.

On Monday, the video became so viral that UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy had to issue a statement, in which he justifi...

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Black bloc are an international gathering of anti-capitalist activists, prepared to give as good as they get with militarized police blogfactory

black bloc is a name given to groups of protesters who wear black clothing, scarves, sunglasses, ski masks, motorcycle helmets with padding, or other face-concealing and face-protecting items. The clothing is used to conceal marchers identities, and hinder criminal prosecution, by making it difficult to distinguish between participants. It is also used to protect their faces and eyes from items, such as pepper-spray, which law enforcement often use. The tactic allows the group to appear as one large unified mass. Black bloc participants are often associated with anarchism and they use multiple forms of violence when they gather at a protest.

A black bloc group took part in a feeder march near the World Bank, in Washington, D.C. in 2009. Some black bloc protesters wear hoods, allowing their faces to be viewed, while others use such items as scarves, dark sunglasses or masks to conceal their faces as much as possible.

West German origins

An anti-fascist black bloc in Germany

This tactic was developed in response to increased use of police force following the 1977 Brokdorf demonstration.

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03:02

'Unprecedented scale': Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans nearly every working day during 2016 Signs of the Times

Former Obama administration officials are the subject of intense scrutiny in relation to Congress' investigation into 'unmasking' allegations. The Washington Free Beacon's Adam Kredo says Power's 'unmasking' was done on an 'unprecedented' scale. A new report by Fox News states Power sought to unmask Americans nearly every day. Fox News reports: Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was 'unmasking' at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 - and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump's inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News. Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last year. One source indicatedthis occurred in the final days of the Obama White House. The details emerged ahead of an expected appearance by Power next month on Capitol Hill. She is one of several Obama administration officials facing congressional scrutiny for their role in seeking the identities of Trump associates in intelligence reports - but the interest in her actions is particularly high.

03:02

CNBC and the CIA Team Up to Bash Bitcoin The Sleuth Journal

CNBC and the CIA Team Up to Bash Bitcoin | CNBC | Economy & Business Mainstream Media

By: Rusticus, CryptoHero

CNBCs latest piece on bitcoin goes beyond the typical MSM hit-job. Its a story with potentially major geopolitical implications and, just maybe, the first high-profile example of bitcoin subverting US sanctions and hegemony.

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for crypto holders JP Morgan CEO and consummate fraudster Jamie Dimon issued a high-profile drive-by shooting on bitcoin, leveling ad hominem on those who would trade it as idiots. Of course, he was not so brash when JP Morgan was still a member and exuberant co-founder of the R3 Consortium, which they left earlier this year. The timing is more than coincidental.

The Communist Party of China also set the crypto world ablaze yet again as they publicly called for the banning of ICOs, and now, closure of cryptocurrency exchanges in the past week. Will the Chinese clamp-down continue indefinitely, allowing periphery States like Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Japan to act as vectors for hot Chinese money avoiding capital controls? Or will the exchanges re-open under a more regulated form sometime down the line? My cryptos on the latter, but the effect on market sentiment has been undeniably poor.

It was among this maelstrom of headlines that a CNBC story came across my screen: Bitcoin Mining: A New Way for North Korea to Generate Funds for the Regime. The article and corresponding video are a blatant attack on c...

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Every 8 Years Venus Creates This Unbelievable Sacred Geometric Shape In The Sky TruthTheory

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

Venus was known by the Romans as the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility and was the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. The planet Venus holds the same character traits as the Goddess and uses the same symbol as we use to represent the feminine and copper.

This symbol could be interpreted as the birthing of man, as the circle is a feminine shape, while the cross is masculine. This could be metaphor for the planet and its inhabitants. Also when you merge the shapes it creates a circle divided into 4 (the earth symbol)- this could symbolise the 4 elements (earth, fire, air and water), the relationship with the feminine to the birthing process of the elements and Venus as the mother of earth. The sentence as above, so below from the Emerald Tablet Of Hermes could also be applied to this shape- as while the circle and cross are different, they merge as one.

It is interesting in occult, religious and most ancient scripture that we refer to humanity as man or mankind but without the birth, there would be no man. I think Venus is here to remind us of that.

It gets really interesting when you look at an astrological unfolding that happens every 8 years- Venus creates the Pentagram and this shape is related to what one might call Christ Consciousness, Buddha Consciousness or simply the awakening of ones full potential. Again 5 is representative of the masculine and feminine as it has straight lines and curves.

This is another reminder that all may not be as it seems and there are many secrets hiding in plain sight! Please share this article!

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28 Ways to Put the Pieces Back Together When You Are Feeling Broken Awareness Act

Unfortunately, as human beings, we are largely known for our vulnerability and fragile ego. While this opens us up to some incredible experiences and genuine connections, it can also leave us, at times, feeling broken, hurt or damaged.

There are times that this brokenness comes at the hands of others a failed romantic relationship or a friend who has broken our trust. At other times this feeling comes as a result of our own actions. We can leave ourselves feeling weak by neglecting to care for ourselves, failing to prioritize our own health, abusing various substances or taking risks and engaging in reckless behavior.

Source: Thought Catalog

 

 

Interested in embracing change and taking your life back? Try these 28 ways:

  1. Find those individuals in life who have lived out similar life experiences, and allow yourself to learn the lessons that they are willing to share. It is this concept that drives the success of support groups the ability to connect with those who understand and allow them to guide you through the struggles that you are facing in life.

 

  1. Focus on being happy, even if you arent completely feeling it. When you are struggling a little and know that you need a boost, simply act happy long enough that your mind and body catch up. Remember the saying fake it till you make it.

 

  1. Focus on the present first and foremost, tabling your concerns for the future until they become a genuine, current concern, and letting go of your regrets from the past. The truth...

02:58

Pedophiles Decapitated Corpse Found On Judges Doorstep After Bail Hearing Your News Wire

The decapitated corpse that was found on a judges doorstep in Dallas, Texas has been identified as belonging to a notorious pedophile who was recently allowed to walk free on bail by the judge, according [...]

02:58

Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico and further Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Completely Without Power

20 September 2017

CBS Miamis Eliott Rodriguez reports.

Maria regains strength as it pulls away from Puerto Rico, approaches Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos: here.

By Rafael Azul:

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico

21 September 2017

Hurricane Mara, which hit Puerto Rico Wednesday, has left the US territory in ruins. With much of the electrical, cell phone and road system severely damaged, the full scope of the devastation, including fatalities and serious injuries, is still not known, but losses to homes, businesses and critical infrastructure are expected to be massive.

Mara cut a 120-mile diagonal swath across the country. The leading edge of the storm began affecting southeastern Puerto Rico Tuesday night. Its eye entered the town of Yabucoa at 6 a.m. Eastern Time, and exited at noon on the northern coast between the cities of Arecibo and Barceloneta, west of the capital city of San Juan.

Governor Ricardo Rossell, who declared an emergency and imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew, gave an initial account of the situation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, saying there had been severe damage to infrastructure and great devastation. He also warned of the danger of floods and mudslides which will put lives at risk as the tail end of the hurricane continued to pummel Puerto Rico a few hours longer.

The governor called on US President Donald Trump to declare Puerto Rico a disaster area, u...

02:57

Manafort challenges DOJ to release intercepted calls; demands leaks be investigated Signs of the Times

Less than 24 hours after CNN triggered the latest outbreak of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' by relaying information from anonymous sources that Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manfort has been under surveillance by the FBI since 2014, Manafort has fired back by calling on the Department of Justice to release all transcripts of his tapped phone calls so that the American public "can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ - there is nothing there." Per the Daily Caller: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is calling on the Justice Department to release transcripts of any intercepted communications he may have had with foreigners. Manafort, a longtime Republican political consultant, also called on the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate the leak of details of secret surveillance warrants obtained by U.S. investigators. "Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any intercepts involving him and any non-Americans so interested parties can come to the same conclusion as the DOJ - there is nothing there," Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement. Manafort's spokesman goes on to demand that the DOJ launch an immediate investigation into who continues to commit federal felonies with reckless abandon by leaking details of confidential FISA warrants to the media.

02:55

Simple solution for deciphering Voynich manuscript met with skepticism Signs of the Times

The Voynich manuscript is not an especially glamorous physical object. It is slightly larger than a modern paperback, bound in "limp vellum" as is the technical term. But its pages are full of astrological charts, strange plants, naked ladies bathing in green liquid, and, most famously, an indecipherable script that has eluded cryptographers to this day. What could be so scandalous, so dangerous, or so important to be written in such an uncrackable cipher? This week, the venerable Times Literary Supplement published as its cover story a "solution" for the Voynich manuscript. The article by Nicholas Gibbs suggests the manuscript is a medieval women's-health manual copied from several older sources. And the cipher is no cipher at all, but simply abbreviations that, once decoded, turn out to be medicinal recipes.

02:55

6 Reasons Refined Flour is Bad for You! The Sleuth Journal

6 Reasons Refined Flour is Bad for You! | refined-flour | General Health

By: Emily, Ritely.com  | 

Our diet consists of fats, carbs, and protein. Those are the three main ingredients to the diet. Over the years, weve battled to get trans fats out of the food supply. For years, trans fats were the single worst thing you can eat. Now, that title belongs to refined carbs, which includes refined grain products.

Refined flour is just one of the foods on the refined carbs list. And if you do not pay attention to what you eat, you are probably getting a ton of refined flour and other refined carbs. Since refined flour is one of the most harmful products for your diet, lets take a look just how bad it is.

Refined flour causes imbalance in your gut

Your body has a natural pH level, and the normal, healthy level is at 7. When you consume acidic foods, your pH value changes, which causes an imbalance in the gut. A diet high in acidic foods takes calcium away from bones, which causes bone loss. High acidic diet also damages your natural immune system, making your body more susceptible to infections and prone to diseases.

Raises blood sugar levels

Many people do not know this, but refined flour is extremely high in processed sugar. Food made of refined flour like wheat flour are extremely damaging to your body. Wheat contains amylopectin A, a carbohydrate that is easily converted into blood sugar. Just a small dose of wheat bread raises your blood sugar more than a candy bar.

Inflammation in the gut

Couple blood sugar spike and raised pH level, and youve got the two main ingredients for inflammation. Often, the result of the constant inflammation is inflammatory bowel syndrome and leaky gut syndrome. Inflammation causes glucose to build up in the blood, and then attach to proteins nearby. Simply put, you do not reap the b...

02:53

Centrism.biz: Scathing New Parody Site Rips Mask Off Zombie Neoliberalism MintPress News

There is no shortage of overtly ideological internet publications and websites in 2017Breitbart for the alt-right, National Review for the so-called respectable conservativesJacobin for the socialist left.

But what about an online home for the dedicated centrists: for those who prefer small ideas to large ones; for those who oppose both fascism and universal healthcare; for those who take money from the murderous Saudi regime and still claim to value human rights?

Centrists, the wait is finally over: Centrism.biz is the brand new, one-stop shop for all things moderate.

Launched by Canadian comedy writer Scott Vrooman, Centrism.biz is obviously a parodya rebuke of centrist ideas rather than an embrace of them.

But parodies are ineffective if they are not at least loosely grounded in truth. Judging by the response to the sites launch Wednesday, many felt that the satire cut to the core.

We want to create a fresh, same approach to politics and win the race to the middle, the site declares. Not by offering policies that voters value, but by making voters feel more valuable.


Related | Greeces New Deal Delivers More Neoliberalism


To achieve this goal, the site continues, we dont need visionary leaders with big, cumbersome ideas. We need competent managers with small ideas. Ideas that we can fit in our wallet. Like money. From lower taxes. Ideas like tax cuts. How about tax cuts?

In addition to a values section (moderation, optimism, shopping, power) and a friends section (donors, focus groups, Saudi Arabia), the site also features a policy section with centrist solutions for some of the most pressing issues of our time.

  • Climate change: Like every other problem, climate change can be solved with economic growth. We have grown our way out of recessions and we will grow our way out of this planets inherent limits.
  • War: Our military isnt just a weapon, its a healer of the worlds wounds. Because as any good healer knows, the best way to treat a wound is to shoot off the blood with a gun.
  • Inequality: Instead of haves and have nots we want a society of haves and thin...

02:49

Rapper Who Lynched White Child In Video Gets Knocked Out Live On Stage Your News Wire

The rapper who released a video featuring the lynching of a white toddler wasnt able to do much when confronted by an angry vigilante live on stage. A video, which has gone viral, shows the [...]

02:48

NASA OIG Investigation: Recovery of Possibly Historical 1969 NASA Data Tapes, December 4, 2015 The Black Vault

Background

This administrative investigation was initiated upon receipt of information from [[ REDACTED ]] NASA-OIG, who advised [[ REDACTED ]] in Pittsburgh, PA contacted her regarding a computer with a plate labeled Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) NASA Property and reels of magnetic data tape (reel tapes), several labeled 1969, that were found while an acquaintance was cleaning the residence of a deceased person.

The Investigation

 NASA OIG Investigation: Recovery of Possibly Historical 1969 NASA Data Tapes, December 4, 2015 [61 Pages, 14.8MB]

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02:47

Bono Admits U2 Strike Against Trump Failed, People Forgot About Us Your News Wire

Dashing hopes that U2 would disappear for good, Bono has announced that U2s strike against Trump is over, and a new album is in the pipeline. Bono has been forced to admit that U2s strike [...]

02:47

Watch: Lawrence ODonnell and Bill OReilly Maniacal Meltdown Mashup The Daily Sheeple

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Lawrence ODonnell, host of MSNBCs The Last Word, had a meltdown of epic proportions back in late August, and footage of the tantrum was leaked this week.

Warning: Profanity

ODonnells tirade reminded some of the ragefest of another talking head years ago

(This probably goes without saying, but just in case profanity warning!)

Naturally, a video mashup of both unhinged diatribes had to be created

Twitter is responding to ODonnells Eight Crazy Minutes in hilarious fashion, using the hashtags #HammerTime and #StopTheHammering.

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02:38

US-backed SDF forces approach Deir Ezzor from north, "work to ISIS objectives" - Russian Defense Ministry Signs of the Times

On Sep 21, 2017 US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) approaching the Deir Ezzor region from the north work to the same objective as Islamic State terrorists, the Russian Defence Ministry said. Russian drones and reconnaissance recorded no clash between the IS with a "third force," namely the SDF over the past week, he explained. However, massive fire from mortars and rocket artillery was opened twice on the Syrian troops from the areas on the eastern shore of Euphrates where the SDF fighters and servicemen of US special forces are based, Konashenkov said. The spokesman noted that amid the Syrian troops' success, the US-led international coalition and the SDF have halted the operation on liberating Raqqa. "Central areas of the former IS capital, which amount to around 25% of the city's territory, remain under full control of terrorists." "Russia's control means recorded that the SDF militants have been dispatched from Raqqa's province to the northern areas of the Deir Ezzor province," Konashenkov said.

02:37

40 million people across the world live in modern slavery, 152 million children in forced labor Signs of the Times

At least 40 million people across the globe live in modern slavery, while 152 million children from 5 to 17 years old are currently involved in child labor, a new report reveals. "The fact that as a society we still have 40 million people in modern slavery, on any given day shames us all," said Andrew Forrest AO, chairman and founder of the Walk Free Foundation which, along with the International Labour Organization (ILO), contributed to the report. Women and girls "are disproportionately affected by modern slavery," representing almost 29 million, or 71 percent of the overall total, the report says, adding that slavery is not "merely a historical relic."

02:36

Fema declared Major Disaster Declaration for September 20, 2017 blogfactory

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Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 20, 2017
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02:32

A document signed Jacques Foccart establishes the practice of targeted assassinations by the French State (Jacques Follorou) Tlaxcala

21/09/2017 - A document extracted from the archives of the adviser to General de Gaulle shows how, during the war in Algeria, a German engineer found himself in the crosshairs of the external services. Sergio Aquindo ...

02:31

European birds update Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Ireland says about itself:

Common garden birds 16 05 2013

For bird lovers. Featuring European Robin, House Sparrow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling and Jackdaw.

From BirdLife:

The Bird Bulletin Vol. 13

By Gui-Xi Young

The summer is over, the kids are back in school and our Bird Bulletin is back bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.

TRIAL & ERROR right now the battle over Biaowiea is being fought in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). As Poland continues to defy the ECJs injunction over its illegal logging activities, the European Commission has told the court that the desecration of Europes last ancient forest must warrant financial penalties. BirdLife now calls on the Commission to demand fines that are severe enough to show that crime doesnt pay.

Follow #Biaowiea and #SaveBiaowiea  to watch the story unfold and sign WeMoves Defend the Forest petition.

A Tern for the better a 12 mile stretch of Englands North Sea coastline has just been designated a Marine Special Protection Area (SPA), ensuring greater protection for some 200,000 seabirds. This area of Northumberland is the most important site in the UK for Arctic, Common and Roseate terns....

02:31

Facebook Stifles Rohingya Reports Of Ethnic Cleansing MintPress News

Facebook has asked its moderators to remove the content by or praising the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.

Facebook has come under fire for stifling voices reporting crimes against humanity in the ongoing crisis in Myanmar.

The backlash comes after the social media network labeled the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, ARSA, as a dangerous organization, and asked its moderators to remove the content by or praising the organization.

The international community of activists and human rights groups have widely criticized the decision as an act of censorship. According to the recent reports, Facebook has also been accused of suppressing the accounts of Rohingya activists as well as members of the Rohingya minority group.

Myanmars State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi called ARSA a terrorist organization in August.

ARSA claims to fight for the rights of the minority Rohingya. The group first emerged in October 2016 after it attacked three police outposts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung districts, killing nine policemen.

Several activists from within and outside Myanmar told the Daily Beast that the posts from about violence in the Rakhine state have been removed from Facebook.


Related | Oil, Gas, Geopolitics Guide US Hand In Playing The Rohingya Crisis


Mohammad Anwar, a Kuala Lumpur-based journalist and activist, with Rohingya Blogger, shared several screenshots of the ongoing violence in Myanmar that were removed by the social media network. He also claimed Facebook threatened to disable his account.

One post that was removed showed Burmese military helicopters hovering over the villages in the Maungdaw District of the Rakhine state. Another post, also published on Aug. 28, showed members of the military burning down an area in the Maungdaw District.

Facebook has denied allegations it is censoring Rohingya accounts.

In response to the situation in Myanmar, we are only removing graphic content when it is shared to celebrate the violence, versus raising awareness and condemning the action, a Facebook spokeswoman, Ruchika Budhraja, said in a statement.

We are carefully reviewing content against our Community Standards and, when alerted to errors, quickly resolving them and working to prevent them from happening again, Budhraja added.

Laura Haigh, Amnesty Internationals Burma researcher, told...

02:30

US-led coalition promises continued communication to avoid 'incidents' with Russian military in Syria Signs of the Times

The US-led coalition will continue to maintain contact with the Russian military in Syria to prevent any conflicts between the two sides in the course of the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), a coalition official said. The US-led coalition will continue to keep in contact with Russia to prevent conflicts in Syria, Colonel Ryan Dillon, a spokesman of the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), said during a briefing. He went on to say that representatives of the Russian forces in Syria and those of the US-led coalition met in person "in the last couple of days" to coordinate and enhance conflict prevention measures of both sides in the region.

02:20

'US Secret Services' tried to nab 29 Russian troops in Syria ... and got their butts kicked Signs of the Times

Now this is something you won't see on NBC nightly news. The Russian military spokesman in this briefing, General Sergei Rudskoi, in a matter-of-fact deadpan, explains that 'US Secret Services', and their Al Qaeda proxies, had a very, very bad day yesterday. Americans love bombing small, defenseless countries into the stone age, it's part of their culture like baseball, apple pie, and morbid obesity. One of the things they never do, however, is pick on a country that can fight back.

BEST OF THE WEB: US proxy forces tried to capture 29 Russian troops in Syria... and instantly regretted it Signs of the Times

Now this is something you won't see on NBC nightly news. The Russian military spokesman in this briefing, General Sergei Rudskoi, in a matter-of-fact deadpan, explains that 'US Secret Services', and their Al Qaeda proxies, had a very, very bad day yesterday. Americans love bombing small, defenseless countries into the stone age, it's part of their culture like baseball, apple pie, and morbid obesity. One of the things they never do, however, is pick on a country that can fight back.

02:16

How Science Helps To Live In The Modern World World Truth.TV

Science dedicates itself to the discovery of the objective facts about the world around us. The more we know about the world, the easier it is to live in it. Some people undermine the importance of scientists in the modern society and think that scientific research demands too much funding. However, scientific discoveries are crucial []

02:13

Scientists Are Creating the Vaccine That Could End Tooth Decay Awareness Act

Currently, regular visits to the dentist are important. We go as much as possible to maintain our oral health and things generally go over well, right?

That being said, tooth decay seems to be a big issue for a lot of people. So much so that researchers from the Wuhan Institution of Virology (WIOV) are working on a vaccine to help fight it and boost oral health in general. They recently were able to publish a study in the journal Scientific Reports that explains this in more detail.

This research is being led by scientist Yan Huimin whose team tested a fusion of proteins in an attempt to prevent the development of dental caries or cavities. These were caused by the bacteria Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans). Chinese researchers have attempted in the past to protect people against caries through fusing the recombinant PAc (rPAc) proteins of S. mutans with the C-terminal of E. coli-derived recombinant flagellin (KF) proteins. That method while effective seemed to have far too many unwanted side effects.

In an attempt to reduce these negative effects researchers developed the second generation of their flagellin-rPAc fusion protein this vaccine was given to mice who did not have caries and showed intended results in about 64 percent. It also proved effective in mice that had developed caries already around 54 percent.

02:08

TIDBIT: SOUND WEAPONS AND CURIOUS LYRICS Giza Death Star

Mr. N. found this, and I thought it worth passing along in the light of today's News and Views...
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02:03

Report: US Airstrikes Killed 433 Civilians In Raqqa In August MintPress News

A new report from British NGO Airwars estimates that US airstrikes against the ISIS capital city of Raqqa in August killed at least 433 civilians.

They reported 5,775 bombs, shells, and missiles dropped in the city in that period.

Airwars said that the level of US-led coalition airstrikes against Raqqa is even higher than in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where US airstrikes killed massive numbers of civilians. They added that the effects on Raqqas trapped civilians have been equally devastating.

They added that the effects on Raqqas trapped civilians have been equally devastating.

While the Pentagon announced that more strikes were dropped on Raqqa in August than any other time in the war, they have yet to offer a figure on civilians killed in August. They instead offered a generic statement on how they are conducting the most accurate campaign ever.


Related | UN Warns US Inflicting Unacceptable Civilian Casualties In Syria


An estimated 20,000 civilians are believed to still be trapped in Raqqa, which is being invaded by US-backed Kurdish forces.

Though US officials have claimed at times the Kurds have gained major territory in the fight, there is still no estimate of how much longer it will last, and US airstrikes are going to continue to be a deadly reality for Raqqa for the foreseeable future.

Read the Airwars report below

Download the PDF file .

Top photo | A U.S. soldier stands near Syrian children on a road that links to Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.(AP/Hussein Malla)


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02:03

Flints water had a horrifyingly large impact on fetal deaths, study finds Fast Company

The lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, appears to have led to a 58% increase in fetal deaths in the city between November 2013 and March 2015, according to a new working paper reported in The Washington Post. Health economists Daniel S. Grossman from West Virginia University and David J.G. Slusky of the University of Kansas

The lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, appears to have led to a 58% increase in fetal deaths in the city between November 2013 and March 2015, according to a new working paper reported in The Washington Post.

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01:53

Drone Strike Hits Tribal Areas As US-Pakistan Tensions Rise MintPress News

A US drone strike on Friday, September 15th, killed three men in the tribal area of Kurram, which lies on the border with Afghanistan, according to government and security officials as well as tribal sources.

The attack is the first since President Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan in a speech last month. In it he vowed to no longer be silent about Pakistans safe havens for terrorist organizations, sparking concerns the drone war in the country may escalate.

Fridays strike is reported to have hit a compound belonging to Maulvi Mohib, who sources in the Afghan Taliban have said is affiliated with the Haqqani Network. The Haqqani Network are believed to be behind numerous attacks in Afghanistan, including the devastating truck bomb that hit Kabul on May 31.

The strike was the fifth to have taken place this year. Strikes resumed in Pakistan in March, nearly two months after President Trump came into office, following a nine-month hiatus. They have been sporadic since their resumption, with the strike before the latest one hitting in mid-June.

All but one of the strikes have hit Pakistans tribal areas. On June 13, however, a strike was reported to have taken place in Hangu, located in the so-called settled areas of Pakistan.


Related | US Revives Afghanistan Airdrops, Signaling Escalation Of Conflict


The strike was only the third outside the tribal areas in 429 strikes since 2004. It angered Pakistans military chief, who shortly after called on the US to share actionable intelligence with Islamabad and warned that unilateral actions, such as drone strikes, were counterproductive.

Tensions between the US and Pakistan have been escalating in recent months, as the US administration has been exploring ways to hardens its approach towards Pakistan. The US is said to be eyeing up several measures  including expanding the drone program.

01:53

Mueller investigative focus on Manafort spans 11 years Signs of the Times

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. The FBI's warrant for a July search of Manafort's Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller's team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort, who has been the subject of an FBI investigation for three years, has emerged as a focal point for Mueller.

01:52

Suspect in Starbucks robbery may sue Good Samaritan who stopped him Signs of the Times

A man credited with stopping a robbery of a Starbucks in July might now be sued by the suspect, over wounds the would-be robber received from the Good Samaritan. Ryan Flores, 30, is facing charges for second-degree robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a robbery of a Fresno Starbucks. Flores was arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a barista with a fake gun and wearing a Transformers mask - and in the process, he was subdued by a customer and stabbed with his own knife. Cregg Jerri, 58, was that customer, and he intervened in the attempted robbery by hitting Flores with a chair from behind. Flores pulled out a knife and fought back, with the two men wrestling over the weapon. Jerri sustained a stab wound to the neck, but was able to take the knife away, and stab Flores an apparent 17 times during the fight.

01:47

Audit of the Department of Justices Handling of Known or Suspected Terrorists Admitted into the Federal Witness Security Program Audit, September 2017 The Black Vault

Background

The federal Witness Security Program (WITSEC Program) was established to provide for the security, health, and safety of government witnesses whose lives are at risk as a result of their testimony against organized crime members, drug traffickers, terrorists, and other major criminals. 1 Since the WITSEC Programs inception in 1971, more than 8,700 witnesses and over 9,900 family members and other associates of witnesses have been admitted into the WITSEC Program.
Within this population, there are known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) who have agreed to cooperate in major terrorism investigations and prosecutions, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building attack in Oklahoma City, the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings, a 2007 plot to bomb John F. Kennedy Airport, and a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subway system.

In May 2013, the Department of Justice (Department) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued an interim report on the Departments handling of KSTs admitted into the USMS WITSEC Program. The report included 16 recommendations to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General to improve information sharing among entities responsible for the WITSEC Program and reduce the risk to the public when admitting KSTs into the WITSEC Program. As we described in that report, we found that the Department had not identified all KSTs admitted into the WITSEC Program; lacked adequate and appropriate oversight of
these individuals; did not ensure that the identities of KSTs admitted into the WITSEC Program were placed on the governments consolidated terrorist watchlist,
as appropriate; and did not appropriately share information with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other national security stakeholders, thus preventing these stakeholders from taking necessary precautions with respect to, and properly monitoring, these individuals.

In this report, we follow up on findings in our May 2013 report to determine whether the corrective actions taken by the FBI, USMS, and OEO sufficiently addressed the risks we identified. Specifically, our objectives for this audit were to evaluate the Departments: (1) handling of KSTs admitted to the WITSEC Program; (2) practices for watchlisting and the processing of encounters with this group of WITSEC Program participants; and (3) procedures for mitigating
risks to the public...

01:42

Early snowfall leaves 12 foot snow base on mountains in Alaska (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Holy Sh*t... this video is from yesterday, not February, not March, YESTERDAY. Can it be winter yet? From Silverton Mountain Guides: September 20, 2017.... Who loves skiing and snowboarding more than Silverton Mountain Guides? The Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska heli-skiing crew made the first turns of the season after a series of potent early storms recently pounded Alaska. The early season snowfall in Alaska has left a 12 foot base of snow at elevation, so the heli crew wasted no time firing up the chopper and skiing and snowboarding. What they found was incredible deep powder and miles and miles of untracked snow. The Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli team took 6 runs on the first day of the season (September 19th ) with each run steeper than the previous run as they discovered the snow was deep and stable. Many people can understand spring fever but this team has snow fever. As soon as the snow hits the ground they are ready to tear it up as Silverton Mountain Guides passion for the mountains and snow is unmatched in its authenticity. With the most heli terrain in Alaska, the Silverton Mountain Guides typically find new and amazing terrain each time they venture out and it's deep out there right now, folks!

01:42

Cryptocurrencies at online entertainment Hang The Bankers

Using cryptocurrencies at online gaming is something that a lot of people want. There seems to be a strong overlap between the people who like to use cryptocurrencies and the people who enjoy gaming of all kinds. It makes sense that this would be the case, even though people are not always able to use

01:38

French cardinal Philippe Barbarin to face trial for not reporting child abuse Signs of the Times

A senior French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin, is to be tried on charges of not reporting historical child abuse, according to reports. The clergyman, who is also the Archbishop of Lyon, was once tipped as a successor to Pope Francis. But he and six other priests have been ordered to appear in court for allegedly not speaking out against abuse said to be committed by another clergyman, Bernard Preynat, in the 1980s.

01:38

UN Environment Chief: Donald Trump Cant Stop The End Of The Oil Age MintPress News

Erik Solheim, the worlds leading environment diplomat, has a message for Donald Trump: hes not as important as he thinks he is.

President Reagan did not start the digital economy. Nor did politicians in the UK start the industrial revolution. It was the power of business, markets, and technology which forged ahead. People dramatically overplay the importance of Trump.

Over the course of our conversation, the head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), sets out his worldview clearly and concisely.

The global economy is changing, the oil age is coming to an end and its up to global leaders to decide whether they are on board with that or not.

We are moving rapidly to a green economy. The only question is whether we are moving fast enough, he says.

We are way beyond a turning point and key players from the oil economy understand the need for change. I just got back from Saudi Arabia.

There isnt another country in the world that has benefited more from the oil economy than Saudi Arabia, but everyone I spoke to there recognized the need for change.

The former Norwegian environment minister and center-left politician has been the head of UNEP for a little over a year.

In that time, hes seen his agenda hit first by Brexit and then Trump.

He speaks about the situation in Britain, urging the government to maintain strong ties with the EU on environmental issues.

Speaking as a Norwegian, obviously Im not going to lecture anyone on EU membership!

The primary issue of concern is that the European Union has, over the years, built up an extremely comprehensive catalog of environmental protection measures.


Related | Oil, Gas, Geopolitics Guide US Hand In Playing The Rohingya Crisis


Its crucial that these not be jeopardized not just for the sake of the planet, but for the sake of the British people. I also hope that the UK will continue to work closely with its European partners on advancing the goals of the Paris Agreement.

As we can see in Europe and around the world, positive climate action is spurring innovation, jobs and growth. From a purely economic standpoint, its not in anybodys interest to opt out of this.

They have plans to invest heavily in solar and renewables. They want a more balanced economy. They understand the technological shift of the world.

For Solheim, Trumps decision to take the US out of the Paris agreement is a blip. An outlier, that doesnt change the overall trajectory of the global economy.

Obviously, President Trumps decision to leave t...

01:37

Its being alleged that PRC is assisting N Korea in various ways with their missile tests and launches blogfactory

September 14, 2017 5:00 am

BY: Bill Gertz

Beijing says vehicles were for civilian use, not covered by sanctions

Chinese military support to North Koreas missile programs included transfers of rocket transporters, according to a new report by a United Nations panel of experts.

The report by the expert panel of the UN Security Council identified Chinese-origin trucks shown in a military parade last April carrying Chinas new KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile.

The trucks carried the Sinotruk logo on the fuel tank and shared some identical features with the Sinotruk Howo 66 series trucks shown at the 10 October 2015 military parade, the report said.

It is the second significant transfer of strategic missile technology from China identified by the panel.

In June 2013 the panel revealed the sale by China in 2011 of six to eight transporter erector launchers, known as TELs, that are now part of North Koreas first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system, the KN-08.

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China claimed the KN-08 TEL vehicles were sold as lumber haulers. However, analysts said the 16-wheel launchers are too wide for logging roads. The launchers are made by the Sanjiang Special Truck Co. of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC...

01:36

Some herbivorous dinosaurs really omnivorous? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2012 video from the USA says about itself:

Maiasaura: Learn About Dinosaurs with World Books Professor Nick

Maiasaura was a large plant-eating dinosaur noted for its nesting behavior. Its name means good mother lizard, though dinosaurs were not lizards. Evidence suggests that its hatchlings were completely dependent on their parents for food and protection. Maiasaura lived about 75 to 80 million years ago in the area of what is now Montana. It belonged to a group known as duckbilled dinosaurs or hadrosaurids. These dinosaurs ate plants using a beak that somewhat resembled a ducks bill.

By Carolyn Gramling, 9:00am, September 21, 2017:

Shhhh! Some plant-eating dinos snacked on crunchy critters

Crustacean shells discovered in fossilized poop reveal diet secrets of ancient herbivores

Some dinosaurs liked to cheat on their vegetarian diet.

Based on the shape of their teeth and jaws, large plant-eating dinosaurs are generally thought to have been exclusively herbivorous. But for one group of dinosaurs, roughly 75-million-year-old poop tells another story. Their fossilized droppings, or coprolites, contained tiny fragments of mollusk and other crustacean

Mollusks and crustaceans are two different groups.

shells along with an abundance of rotten wood, researchers report September 21 in Scientific Reports. Eating the crustaceans as well as the wood might have given the dinosaurs an extra dose of nutrients during breeding...

01:35

7 Common Phrases Chronic Liars Use to Deceive and Manipulate Awareness Act

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Mark Twain

 Every one of us lies at one time or another, be it a small white lie designed to protect those around us or a much larger lie with the purpose of manipulating and controlling life around us. There are times that these lies are easy to spot, so incredibly over the top that they cant possibly be the truth, however, there are also many times that we may find ourselves confused, questioning whether the words that we hear are rooted in truth or fiction.

Source: conservativereview.com

 

There is no official diagnosis for those that engage in the act of compulsive lying. Instead, those who actively partake in this habit are often found to be suffering from conditions for which the compulsive lying is merely a symptom, such as narcissistic, antisocial and borderline personality disorders. When asked to describe compulsive liars Charles Ford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama Birmingham said, words seem to follow out of their mouths without them thinking about it. This is not a conscious decision for most of these individuals, but rather something that seems to come to them naturally without consideration.

How, then, are we expected to know who we can trust, and who we cannot? How can we spot a compulsive liar?

Watch for these 7 common traits used in communication by compulsive liars

 

  1. They keep their answers short

When directly asked a question, compulsive liars will make a point of answering in short, simple answers. They believe that doing so will allow them to avoid revealing too much, thus avoiding the chance of accidentally exposing their lies.

 

  1. They include a great deal of detail in their explanations

In an attempt to make their li...

01:35

Watch: RAF Pilots Use Drone-Controlled Single Missile to Stop ISIS Public Execution 2,000 Miles Away The Daily Sheeple

This is the moment an RAF drone stopped a public execution staged by Islamic State with a single Hellfire missile.

Astonishing footage released for the first time shows crowds of civilians being forced at gunpoint to gather in a Syrian town to watch an execution.

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01:32

South Korea conducts first test of 'advanced stealth missile' Signs of the Times

South Korea has conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile that would strengthen its pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea in the event of crisis, according to Seoul's Defence Ministry. The missile, manufactured by Germany's Taurus Systems, has a maximum range of 500 kilometres and is equipped with stealth characteristics that will allow it to avoid radar detection before hitting North Korean targets. On Wednesday, the South Korean military said the Taurus missile - fired from an F-15 fighter jet - travelled through obstacles at low altitudes before directly hitting a specific target off the country's western coast.

01:29

UK weapons peddlers pay pitiful tax on vast Saudi arms sales Signs of the Times

The UK arms industry has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from its dealings with Saudi Arabia during the conflict in Yemen, but the UK government has received just $40m of corporation tax, a new report says. The report, released by children's charity War Child, claims that corporations, including BAE systems and Raytheon, have made an estimated $775m in profit on $8bn worth of revenue by selling arms to Saudi Arabia between March 2015 and the end of 2016. Yet corporation tax receipts since the war in Yemen began stands at just $40m, something the NGO describes as "pitiful".

01:25

Coffee and TV Duck of Minerva

I am (sort of) on vacation and visiting the Motherland. In the meantime, I allowed myself a couple of days of couch potato mode that included some Russian TV. A political scientist in me is never on holiday so while flipping through some mainstream channels I made a little Russian TV digest for the Duck. I am not repeating Gary Steyngarts experiment of watching Russian TV for a week at the Four Seasons, mostly because early career researchers dont have money for 5* hotels and my mum cooks better than Michelin restaurants. Lets skip the morning shows that, fortunately, dont include the benefits of urine therapy anymore and just try to persuade Russian women to wear high heels otherwise they wont find a man and will never be happy.

Moving on to news segments on Channels One and Two. It was a Morgan Freeman and UN General Assembly Day. Most channels competed in their singers on what the hell an actor does investigating Russian election interference, showing Morgan Freeman in front of the destroyed Capitol Hill building and recommending him to stick to playing presidents on the big screen. To be honest, Russian TV, I am with you on that one. Committee to investigate Russia made quite a splash with Morgan Freemans video plea, but Rob Reiner? Charlie Sykes? Do any of them even speak Russian? They should definitely hire a Russian expert who testified for the U.S. Helsinki Commission  and  called all Western journalists working in Moscow Putins stooges  Molly McKew. Want to know if she speaks Russian? Take a guess.

Even though #45 is still better than Killary, Russian TV newscasters couldnt resist poking fun at Donnys missteps, the Rocket Man, the forgotten handshake, all was meticulously noted and sniggered at. Only Ukraines President Poroshenko was awarded the same amount of ridicule for his speech at the Security Council. He was recommended to stick with Morgan Freeman and do theatre performances. The reason for that remark was Ukraines president showing more Russian passpor...

01:25

We didn't normalize Trump, we normalized the Left's violence Signs of the Times

Last week, conservative Ben Shapiro gave a speech. At Berkeley. And all across America, people watched their screens to see what sort of violence would erupt. Reality was anticlimactic. Law enforcement was out in force, at an estimated price tag of $600,000. Concrete barriers were erected to hold back the liberal "antifa," and police obtained permission in advance to use pepper spray. Much of campus was locked down and cleared out. Nine people were arrested. And so, Shapiro arrived, gave his speech, and departed without the mayhem we've become accustomed to seeing at such appearances. And collective relief was sighed. But how relieved should we be that this is what it takes to maintain order in the face of ... a speech? On the one hand it shows that even in the heart of antifa territory, police and authorities that are actually determined to control them can do so. That's good to know (and gives the lie to chicken authorities who would give antifa a heckler's veto). And yet, those authorities could be forgiven for feeling daunted, even aggrieved, when they realize that every speaker antifa doesn't like means vast sums, and considerable effort, expended on turning your public spaces into a demilitarized zone.

01:23

Man Helps His Girlfriend Deal With Depression in The Most Heartwarming Way Awareness Act

Depression is something that affects many people across the globe. It is easily one of the most common mental illnesses and while there are treatment methods available,  we could all use a little extra help.

A Reddit user who goes by Bovadeeez felt the need to make a post about how he helps his girlfriend cope with her depression and of course, this inspirational message went viral. His photo was of the comfort jar he made for his lady. You see, she suffers from both anxiety and depression and this jar is a way to make her feel as special as she is to him.

He filled this jar with different colored popsicle sticks and wrote a message on them all. The orange ones are inspirational quotes while the yellow ones are positive reminders and so forth. He said in his post that he even added a fine tipped sharpie to the jar with some blank sticks so that she could record moments she felt happy to look back on.

Other Reddit users are praising him and posting their own tips and tricks for helping their partners deal with depression. Other users mention how their partners have done similar things and note how helpful things like this can be. Just a small thoughtful gesture like this can go so far. The ruts depression locks you into are terrible and anything that helps should be encouraged.

User shadowblazer19 has this to say:

It can be difficult. I know from my own depression experiences it kind of felt like I was present in my brain but looking at a screen, separate from the life around me like it was walled off. Ive felt like this for months. Only getting back to reality for moments like seeing a close friend or family, even traveling and even then I felt it calling me back. When I get out of it, I just felt present again. Like breathing fresh air after being underwater far past my normal limit. It can be difficult for people and do something like this may help immensely. Im sure itll be appreciated!

Since making his post, he has received quite a bit of positive feedback. With over 400 comments on this thread, it is safe to say that this is something that can benefit most people who are dealing with depression. It seems his girlfriend is quite lucky to have such a sweet boyfriend.

If you know someone who is suffering from depression, you may too want to make them a comfort jar. Check out the video below for instructions on how to make one and surprise that special someone in your life. Do you think this was a gift worth giving? (Keep in mind the jar in the video is for mystery dates but you can put whatever you want on the popsicle sticks to make one similar to the one Bovadees made.)

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01:15

Life with a psychopath for a boyfriend: He 'tried so hard to destroy every shred of who I was as a person' Signs of the Times

A woman banned from wearing makeup for two years because her partner claimed it would 'attract other men' is finally getting over her ordeal. Lauren Richmond, 22, was beaten black and blue by fiance Jordan Greaves, 23, during their stormy relationship. But after he was finally convicted of assault, Lauren managed to enroll in a makeup and beauty therapy course and is now training to become a beauty therapist. The 22-year-old, originally from Huddersfield, said: 'There are no words to explain how awful it feels to be trapped in a violent relationship, especially since Jordan tried so hard to destroy every shred of who I was as a person. 'I had always adored using makeup and experimenting with how I looked, but through his own insecurities he banned me from using it completely, terrified it would draw attention from other men. 'I have been completely scarred by what Jordan put me through, and I still have days when I wonder if I'm good enough, and feel I have to ask permission to wear certain clothes, makeup or even see my friends. 'Some days I don't even want to leave the house, and I often video call a friend so I can be sure I'm not being followed. He controlled so many elements of my life.'

01:15

The Virus Of Religion: An Ancient War On Human Consciousness The Event Chronicle

By Karlos Kukuburra

So you thought you wanted enlightenment? Thought that life would be all peachy and smooth sailing when the veils of illusion were lifted? Those who have become dis-illusioned and havent slid back into denial after seeing what was on the other side, or run in the opposite direction with their first taste of enlightenment realize that waking up is hard work!

So what is behind these veils of constructed reality, one might ask? To put it in succinct terms, what lies behind the social conditioning is this: That our society is the product of an extraterrestrial race that moves and breathes and even breeds beneath the surface of all of human history.

Its much easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled such is the nature of confirmation bias and other psychological tools of manipulation. Breaking free of the ancient, historical constant of mind control is an ongoing process of waking up out of a state of denial. Spiritual emergence and awakening involves a physiological break from the consensus social agreements of our planetary cultures.

The realization that you have been fooled beyond belief can cause a great deal of inner turmoil to arise: utter dismay, a sense of humiliation, and a resulting backlash from friends and family who continually (and unconsciously) attempt to pull you back in line with the accepted mainstream groupthink. In this process of breaking free from the enslavement of human consciousness, if you dont have days where you completely question your sanity, I would suggest that you arent really waking up. Here is the only piece of advice that reflects the truth of this process: Get used to it!

There is no use asking agents of the Matrix to validate the truth of your awakening, for you will only end up being diagnosed and medicated. You are simply becoming sane in an insane world. Now, more than ever, it is time for those who have already lifted these veils of deception to assist others who need the survival band-aid ripped off quickly. A considerably-revised history lesson with regards to our true human origins is in order for the majority of humanity. Access the information, educate yourself, grab the sword of truth, and start swinging.

We must be willing to take a very direct look at what factors are inhibiting and obstructing our ability to see how the currently-implemented planetary paradigm has emerged from a history of violence...

01:13

Cops beat woman 'like a rag doll' over failure to use turn signal Signs of the Times

In the land of the free, police claim the right to detain and extort you for failing to signal a turn in your vehicle. If you do not immediately comply with said detainment, police will claim the right to use violence and often deadly force against you to carry out this extortion. Kim Townsend learned this the hard way. Townsend, who was beat to a bloody and severly injured pulp during a traffic stop last year has filed a federal lawsuit against Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The lawsuit claims police used excessive force during an arrest on January 6, 2016. The horrifying arrest was captured on video. "All I know is that I was on the ground," said Townsend, after she was tackled for failing to stop for police trying to pull her over for failing to use her turn signal.

01:11

The Psychological Reason Why We Obsessively Text Our Exes Knowing We Will Get No Response Awareness Act

We have all been here at some point or another. You are dealing with a fresh breakup and fighting the urge to blow up the other persons phone.

When we quit something or someone walks out of our life our brain does what it can in an effort to return things to normal. We want so badly to talk to this person that we come up with any reason to text them. While this last-ditch effort isnt getting us anywhere and we have yet to get a reply we still want to continue doing this.

Sending out just one text sends us into an extinction burst and we end up having sent about 20 or 30 with no response. Because your mind wants so badly to talk to this person the reward of sending one message forces you in over your head and causes you to send just a few too many. This is in a sense a blast of defiance from the recesses of your brain for having been denied the reward in the first place.

It is similar to getting into your car every morning and heading off to work. If you get into your car and for some reason, the key doesnt fit, you dont just get out and walk now, do you? You try to put the key in repeatedly, right? You continue to try the key until you finally give up.

That being said, why keep texting someone who isnt going to respond? Getting through this burst and coming out on the other side will be the best thing that can happen to you. If he or she never responds, chances are, you will make it through just fine but wouldnt things seem a lot less needy if you blocked the other person and didnt try to contact them every chance you got?

Things like this can be quite embarrassing and it is best for you to just walk away. If someone doesnt want to be in your life, find someone better. You deserve someone who will stand by your side forever and always reply to your text messages.

01:10

Israel Notifies Bedouin Communities Of Imminent Forced Relocation MintPress News

Israeli forces have notified residents of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar that they are at risk of imminent forcible transfer from their lands, weeks after Israeli Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly announced that plans were underway to expel Khan al-Ahmars residents within a few months.

Lieberman also said that plans for the full expulsion of the community of Susiya, located in the South Hebron Hills, were also underway.

Following the remarks, Israeli rights group BTselem slammed the Israeli government and sent an urgent letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that said the evacuation of the Susiya and Khan al-Ahmar, located east of Jerusalem, would constitute a war crime carried out at your instruction and under your personal responsibility.

BTselem then reported that officials from the Israeli army and Civil Administration told locals in Khan al-Ahmar on Wednesday that their only option is to move to a so-called relocation site that was allocated by Israel to the Bedouin community without consulting them.

According to the group, the proposed site known as al-Jabal West is located next to a garbage dump in Adu Dis.


Related | Israeli Plan To Evict Bedouins Casts Doubt On Renewed Peace Talks


The Khan al-Ahmar communitys lawyer Shlomo Lecker had informed the Civil Administration officer in charge that he was not permitted to meet with his clients without his consent and presence, yet the CA went ahead regardless, BTselem said.

A hearing at the Israeli Supreme Court has meanwhile been scheduled for Sep. 25, regarding petitions submitted against the Israeli states plans to demolish all Khan al-Ahmars structures, as well as a petition submitted by illegal Israeli settlements in the area that want Khan al-Ahmars school to be demolished.

The Civil Administrations actions appear to be paving the way for the state to claim that it is acting in goodwill and has consulted the community, BTselem said.

Earlier this year, Israeli authorities delivered demolition notices to every single home in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, including the villages elementary school.

The village is located on the site of planned Israeli settlement development and on the Israeli side of the planned route of Israels separation barrier.

According to BTselem, on Aug. 27, hundreds of Israeli settlers, joined by Israeli parliamentarians, demonstrated near Khan al-Ahmar, pressuring the government to move forward with its demolition plan.

The demolition notices were issued on the basis of the community lacking almost impossible to obtain Israeli building permits, which the United Nations has said results from the discr...

01:09

Press release on Lavrov's meeting with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas Signs of the Times

On September 19, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The officials had an extensive exchange of opinions on issues related to achieving a just Palestinian-Israeli settlement based on well-known international legal foundation, including the Arab Peace initiative, and discussed the task of restoring Palestinian unity, with a view to a prompt resolution of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. They also considered the main practical aspects of the bilateral agenda, and spoke in favour of doing the utmost to strengthen Russian-Palestinian ties in various spheres.

01:09

'Delusions of Invincibility': Why Washington's war posturing with N. Korea is dangerous Signs of the Times

American leaders have warned they will destroy North Korea if it threatens either the US or allies. But how much of this posturing by Washington is a bluff? And a very dangerous bluff at that. There is a gaping contradiction in official US rhetoric. The Americans have already lambasted North Korea as a global threat due to its nuclear weapons program. After mocking North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un earlier this week as "rocket man," US President Trump went on to vilify the communist Asian nation as a "global threat" during his address to the United Nations' General Assembly. With Pyongyang having conducted dozens of successful ballistic missile tests this year alone, some of which are reportedly capable of reaching North America, as well as having successfully carried out two underground test nuclear explosions, one might expect that Kim Jong-un has more than breached the supposed American threshold of threat posture.

01:08

Myanmar: The Responsibility to Protect is Working Exactly As It Was Supposed To Duck of Minerva

This is a guest post from Aidan Hehir, a Reader in International Relations at the University of Westminster. He has published widely in a number of academic journals including International Security, The Journal of Peace Research, Ethics and International Affairs, and Cooperation and Conflict. He is author/editor of a number of books including, Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2017); Libya, The Responsibility to Protect, and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

In recent weeks, the desperate plight of the Rohingya fleeing from the Rakhine province into Bangladesh, has received sustained international media coverage. Many reports from inside Myanmar have attested to the brutality of the national military and their commission of egregious atrocities; indeed the UN Secretary General recently declared that ethnic cleansing was underway.

These scenes have, naturally, led to expressions of outrage and revulsion. In particular, some have claimed that the situation, and particularly the paltry international response, constitutes a violation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as agreed by states at the 2005 World Summit. In fact, the situation is a textbook case of R2P working exactly as it was supposed to; it is not that states or the UN Security Council have failed to apply R2P, it is simply that once again R2P has proved to be a failure.

It is worth remembering that the crisis in Myanmar did not erupt recently; it dates back to (at least) the 1982 Burma Citizenship Law which failed to recognise the Rohingya as a distinct ethnic group thereby leading to tensions. Since 2012 clashes between Myanmar security forces and the Rohingya including the insurgent group Harakatul Yakeen now known as...

01:00

Now Rihanna (and everyone else) can use goofy face filters on Instagram Live Fast Company

The slow Snapchat-ification of Instagram continues today with the launch of face filters for Instagram Live. Just like Instagrams Snapchat-inspired Stories feature, its live-streaming tool now lets users don silly faces and other graphical disguises while theyre broadcasting to their followers. Instagram Live, which debuted last November as an add-on to Instagram Stories, is a

The slow Snapchat-ification of Instagram continues today with the launch of face filters for Instagram Live. Just like Instagrams Snapchat-inspired Stories feature, its live-streaming tool now lets users don silly faces and other graphical disguises while theyre broadcasting to their followers.

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01:00

What you need to know about H.A.A.R.P. and the incoming storm The Event Chronicle

Is H.A.A.R.P. still being used by the U.S. military? What is the true function of this technology? Does it have any connection to current weather events?

01:00

This App Gives Middle Schoolers Real Talk About Sex From The Comfort Of Their Phones Fast Company

With the Trump administration slicing funding from reproductive health programs and education, a trio of female founders wants to give teens access to information on their mobile phones.

Growing up in El Paso, Texas, Cristina Leos saw many of her peers become teen parents before graduating from high school. When she left for college at Stanford University, she realized that it wasnt just her hometown that saw such high rates of teen pregnancythere were communities facing similar challenges all over the country. I got interested in understanding where the gaps werewhy didnt people have access to this critical information? Leos tells Fast Company.

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00:57

This $700 Billion Public Employee Ticking Time Bomb Is Only 6.7% Funded; Most States Are Under 1% The Daily Sheeple

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Weve spent a lot of time of late discussing the inevitable public pension crisis that will eventually wreak havoc on global financial markets. And while the scale of the public pension underfunding is unprecedented, with estimates ranging from $3 $8 trillion, there is another taxpayer-funded retirement benefit that has been promised to union workers over the years that puts pensions to shameat least on a percentage funded basis.

Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB), like pensions, are a stream of future payments that have been promised to retirees primarily to cover healthcare costs. However, unlike pensions, most government entities dont even bother to accrue assets for this massive stream of future costs resulting in $700 billion of liabilities that most taxpayer likely didnt even know existed.

As a study from Pew Charitable Trusts points out today, the average OPEB plan in the U.S. today is only 6.7% funded (and thats if you believe their discount ratesso probably figure about half that amount in reality) and many states around the country are even worse.

States paid a total of $20.8 billion in 2015 for non-pension worker retirement benefits, known as other post-employment benefits (OPEB). Almost all of this money was spent on retiree health care. The aggregate figure for 2015, the most recent year for which complete data are available, represents an increase of $1.2 billion, or 6 percent, over the previous year. The 2015 payments covered the cost of current-year benefits and in some states included funding to address OPEB liabilities. These liabilitiesthe cost of benefits, in todays dollars, to be paid in future yearstotaled $692 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase over 2014.

In 2015, states had $46 billion in assets to meet $692 billion in OPEB liabilities, yielding a funded ratio of 6.7 percent. The total amount of assets was slightly higher than the reported $44 billion in 2014, though the funding ratio did not change. The average state OPEB funded ratio is low because most states pay for retiree health care benefits on a pay-as-you-go basis, appropriating revenue annually to pay retiree health care costs for that year rather than pre-funding liabilities by setting aside assets to cover the states share of future retiree health b...

00:55

Trump Blasts Iran For Backing Syria, Ignores Russia, Praises Saudi Arabia MintPress News

Trump more or less threatened to wipe out the 25 million people of North Korea in his speech at the UN.

Then he turned to the Middle East, where he again pledged to undermine the Iranian nuclear deal.

In other words, he put forward a plan to turn Iran into North Korea as a geopolitical problem.

The speech was a weird amalgam of white nationalism and Neoconservatism. It abandoned the isolationism of the former and eschewed the idealism of the latter.

Concerning Iran, Trump said:

The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Irans leaders are, in fact, its own people.

I swear, I thought Trump was talking about his own administration there for a second. Hes the one, not Iran, who called Nazis very fine people and blamed Heather Heyer for being run over by one of Trumps supporters. I have been critical of the Iranian regimes human rights record, as well, but Trump doesnt have a leg to stand on here.

Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors. This wealth, which rightly belongs to Irans people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assads dictatorship, fuel Yemens civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.

Hezbollah was formed to get Israel back out of Lebanon. Israel committed a naked act of aggression against little Lebanon in 1982, invading and shelling Beirut indiscriminately. The Israeli army then occupied 10% of Lebanese territory, in the south of the country. The far right Likud party has sticky fingers, and it had no intention of ever leaving. Hezbollah fought a low-intensity guerrilla war to get the Israelis to withdraw, which they finally did in 1999. Israel still occupies the Shebaa Farms area that belongs to Lebanon.

Israel still occupies the Shebaa Farms area that belongs to Lebanon.


Related | Trumps Efforts To Find A Pretext For War With Iran Are Failing


The Yemen civil war wasnt fueled by Iran but by a Saudi air campaign against the government of the north of the country. The Houthis were unwise to make their coup in early 2015 against the interim government, but it was the Saudis who bombed targets from 30,000 feet and with little local knowledge. Iran may have facilitated some training for a handful of Zaydi fighters, but it doesnt give them very much m...

00:54

Donald Trumps Second Amendment people comment The Black Vault

Background

On August 9, 2016, at a rally in Wilmington, N.C., Donald Trump said the following while campaigning to become President of the United States:

So here, I just wrote this down today. Hillary wants to raise taxes its a comparison. I want to lower them. Hillary wants to expand regulations, which she does bigly. Can you believe that? I will reduce them very, very substantially, could be as much as 70 to 75 percent. Hillary wants to shut down energy production. I want to expand it. Lower electric bills, folks! Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dont know. But Ill tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if if Hillary gets to put her judges in.

Immediately, the general public and media were outraged at the possible implication that Trump just threatened or incited violence against Hillary Clinton.

On September 26, 2016, I filed a FOIA request to the United States Secret Service for all records pertaining to this. I asked for:

any investigation, report, letter(s), memo(s), email(s), etc. that may pertain to this comment and possibly perceived threat.

I ask that you also include any correspondence between any member of the Trump presidential campaign, attorneys for Mr. Trump, and any communication to/from Donald Trump himself, that pertain to these comments.

The following are the records received.

Document Archive

 Donald Trumps Second Amendment people comment Documents, Released by Secret Service September 20, 2017 [137 Pages, 34.8MB]

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00:53

Is Cuba to blame for the "sonic attacks" on American diplomatic personnel in Havana? After the Shift

 

Is Cuba to blame for the "sonic attacks" on American diplomatic personnel in Havana? Joseph doesn't think so:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetec...

(The following timeline of sonic weapons stories was compiled by Giza Death Star web developer Daniel DiGriz for our recent Members' Area dialogues which included a discussion of this topic:

Timeline of Press on Sonic Weapons Mid-Nov 2016 - Sonic weapons reported in use in health attacks against US diplomats in Cuba 2015 - Military testing announced again 2014 - European Space Agency mentions having acoustic technology that could conceivably be lethal...

00:51

5 reasons the feds wont tell us why they green-lit the Amazon-Whole Foods merger Fast Company

When I first heard that the FTC had completed an investigation into Amazons acquisition of Whole Foodsand had decided that the $13.7 billion deal didnt raise any unfair-competition concernsI immediately sent a FOIA request asking for any records related to that investigation. Its a bit of a fools errand since the FTC typically doesnt share

When I first heard that the FTC had completed an investigation into Amazons acquisition of Whole Foodsand had decided that the $13.7 billion deal didnt raise any unfair-competition concernsI immediately sent a FOIA request asking for any records related to that investigation. Its a bit of a fools errand since the FTC typically doesnt share many details about how it reaches such decisions, but maybe I just like to torture myself. Weeks later, the FTC responded to my request. The good news is, the agency found lots and lots of documents related to its investigation into the Amazon-Whole Foods deal. The bad news? It wont share any of them. Apparently, every single record related to the deal is exempt from FOIA disclosure for various reasons.

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Christmas strike looms at UKs largest airport after workers cheated out of holiday pay blogfactory

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20 September 2017

About 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL), members of Unite, the countrys largest union, have overwhelmingly rejected the companys holiday pay offer and imposed cuts to terms and conditions in a consultative ballot.

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has today (20 September) been told of the unions intention to proceed to a full industrial action ballot of the entire membership, unless the company rows back on its bullying bid to cheat staff out of holiday pay, imposed cuts to early start payments (ESP) and the threat to remove members from the Share in Success scheme for taking part in lawful industrial action.

Members are angry at being cheated out of holiday pay, to which theyre legally entitled, as a result of the companys refusal to implement a fair method for calculating overtime and other variable pay in their holiday pay calculations.

Accusing Heathrow of making every worker poorer, Unite has warned that a strike by HALs security staff, firefighters, airfield operators and engineers will cause travel chaos for passengers over the busy Christmas period, and with 139,000 tons of cargo passing through Heathrow in August alone, businesses will also be severely affected.

The industrial action ballot of Unite members, who voted by a 94 per cent majority to reject the companys offer in the consultative ballot, opens on Wednesday 27 September and closes around Wednesday 18 October.

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00:48

Harvard Study Finds That Apple May Be Slowing Down Old Models to Push New Ones Awareness Act

Have you ever noticed how when new generations of things like iPhones come out the older generations seem to get slower? If you currently have an iPhone 5, chances are you are well aware of this.

One study carried out by a Harvard Student by the name of Laura Trucco was able to find that people searched more in regards to their iPhones being slow when a new one was being launched. In this study Trucco reviewed worldwide searches for the phrase iPhone slow she noticed that while people seemed to be concerned about their iPhones becoming slower (especially when a new iPhone had been released) Galaxy users were not slowing down.

As you can see in the image below the number of Google searches for the phrase iPhone slow spiked every single time a new model was launched and made accessible to the public. Sketchy, right? These spikes are quite obvious and intense.

Searches for Samsung Galaxy slow did not compare as you will notice. It really does appear Apple is sabotaging old products to replace them with the new ones. Apple may be designing its new operating systems so that they only work correctly on the newer devices. Our phones may be getting slower each time we update them.

While we cannot yet consider this to be a hard fact it does seem quite likely. Have you tried using an iPhone 4 in current times? It is almost like having to use a touchscreen phone rather than a real smartphone.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Investigation I15-FEMA-WFO-14136 The Black Vault

Background

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General initiated this investigation on a complaint received from  [[ REDACTED ]] (who alleged he was sent the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for dozens of Federal Agency employees and applicants by the FEMA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office pursuant to a FOIA request he filed.

Durin r the investigation, it was determined that  [[ REDACTED ]], Disclosure Unit, FEMA, Washington, DC, sent [[ REDACTED ]] two emails on October 2, 2014, containing un-redacted PII within attachments. When interviewed, [[ REDACTED ]] took responsibility for the improper release of PII, and said it was unintentional. This case was presented for prosecution to the United States Attorneys Office, District of Columbia, and was declined due to lack of intent.

The Investigation

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Technically record summer snowfall with summer cold storm warnings Signs of the Times

Summer is still officially a few days away, but winter storms already sweeping across Edmonton and ski resorts of southern Canada along the US border breaking all time snow depth records. This also means summer snow in Montana and Washington state, but the weather man assures us it will pass quickly, never mentioning record snowfall in summer. Edmonton Alberta Canada. Sept. 19 Snow in Edmonton, Stony Plane, calling for 15 cm. Average for Sept is 1cm, record 1971 7.5 cm, this storm 15cm. Whitecourt and Hinton area. Not that it never snows early, but it should not be snowing with the leaves still on the trees. Sources

00:35

The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained The Fifth Column

(GV)  Ethnic tensions between Ethiopias two regions, Oromia and Somali erupted into violent conflict that killed at least dozens of people and drove thousands of men, women and children from their homes during the second week of September 2017.

Reports on social media about the death toll and displacement of people are wildly different depending on who reports them. Pro-government journalists based in the capital Addis Ababa reported dozens of deaths while diaspora-based media put the number much higher. However, both reported that thousands of people were displaced.

A referendum still reverberates 14 years later

The longest border in Ethiopia is shared between Oromia and Ethiopian Somali region, which are respectively the countrys first and second largest administrative regions by area.

Tension has been simmering for years along this border which led to intermittent clashes involving mostly Oromos and Somalis.

In 1994 an opposition political party known as Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) accused the Ethiopian Somali Region of infringing into the south-eastern provinces of Oromia Region. OLF was eventually labeled as a terrorist organization by the Ethiopian regime. In June 2000, OLF reported that at least 70 people were killed in an armed conflict that ensued between Oromos and Somalis.

In December 2003, a violent clash over scarce water and land resources led to the displacement of 19,000 people in the border.

In 2004, the Ethiopian government held a referendum to settle the territorial dispute. The official results of the referendum gave about 80 percent of the disputed districts to Oromia Regional State.

But in December 2005, all hell broke loose when the federal government attempted to enforce the results of the vote. According to...

00:34

The Akashic Records: What Are They & Do They Actually Exist? World Truth.TV

All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never ending cycles, all things and phenomena. Nikola Tesla, Mans Greatest Achievement, 1907 Depending on the philosophy or religion cited, Akasha generally has []

00:31

Power and Corruption: The Matrix of the Master and Slave Wake Up World

September 22nd, 2017 By Ethan Indigo Smith Contributing writer for Wake Up World Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is mans original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. ~ Oscar Wilde Despite infinite variation in political thinking and being, there are four types of thinkers in our []

00:30

How Nonprofits Can Make The Super Rich Work For Them Fast Company

Understanding the different giving habits of Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials.

Individuals gave nearly $282 billion of the total $390 billion awarded to charities last year. The lions share was from high net worth individuals, an estimated 91% of whom donate an average of more than $25,000 a piece to charity each year. But these wealthy donors have sharp contrasts: Boomers, gen-Xers, and millennials are all prioritizing how they give a little differently.

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Moscow warns it will retaliate if US-backed militias attack Syrian Army Signs of the Times

Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate. The troops of the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a predominantly Kurdish militia that receives support from the US military, have twice attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir ez-Zor governorate with mortar and rocket fire, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov. "Russia unequivocally told the commanders of US forces in Al Udeid Airbase (Qatar) that it will not tolerate any shelling from the areas where the SDF are stationed," Konashenkov said, adding that the attacks put at risk Russian military advisers embedded with Syrian government troops. "Fire from positions in regions [controlled by the SDF] will be suppressed by all means necessary," he stressed.

00:30

Here Are The iPad Apps That Show Off iOS 11s New Drag-And-Drop Feature Fast Company

These apps already make great use of drag and dropbut the feature has plenty of potential to become even more useful.

With iOS 11s new drag-and-drop feature, Apples iPad becomes a more promising PC replacement. Now you can move files, text, photos, and links between apps without having to use cumbersome share sheets or the clipboard.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM SEPT 21 2017 Giza Death Star

Is Cuba to blame for the "sonic attacks" on American diplomatic personnel in Havana? Joseph doesn't think so:
The damning evidence Cuba's launched a

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00:25

3eesh Kteer Teta Jako Has Passed Away Blog Baladi

Al Jadeed just tweeted that Jeanne Darc Zarazir, the actor who played Jacko in the TV Show 3eesh Kteer has passed away.

She was such a funny and lovable character. She will be dearly missed.

This video is from her first acting role was in 2010:

And heres one of her many stunts where she went to a pharmacy to buy viagra for her husband:

00:24

'It's been coming down in bucketfuls': Jasper ski area in Alberta sees unprecedented early-season snowfall Signs of the Times

While the early snowfall in parts of north and central Alberta likely ruined more than a few late-summer plans this week, it already has some winter warriors thinking about heading to the slopes. Marmot Basin ski resort in Jasper National Park posted a photo to its Facebook page Wednesday boasting a bounty of fresh snow that's fallen on the mountain in the past day. Brian Rode, vice-president of marketing and sales at Marmot Basin, called the recent snowfall unprecedented. "Next year will be my 40th season here, and I have never, never seen this kind of snow at the end of September," Rode said Wednesday. "It has just been snowing like mad all morning long." The photo, taken at 1 p.m. Wednesday, has already garnered thousands of online reactions from alpine enthusiasts.

00:16

The Mandela Effect & The BERENST(AE)In Bears Conspiracy World Truth.TV

First things first: before beginning this article you may want to take this quiz to test your knowledge and memory introduce the concept of the Mandela Effect. Dont be surprised if you come away feeling a little shaken up! What if I told you that there are actually multiple different timelines and alternate realities all happening []

00:05

How QI (CHI) Energy Flows Through The 12 Meridians Points That Exist Within Your Body World Truth.TV

It may seem counterintuitive, but there are many instances where science can actually hold us back from new discoveries and knowledge. Unfortunately, mainstream science is quick to discount anything which cannot be physically seen or felt, making notions like energy points within the body seem like pure science fiction. But just because we cant physically see something, []

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This Ad Agency Has Launched A Collaborative Plan To Make The Creative Class More Diverse Fast Company

The 72andSunny Playbook aims to get the ad industry working together on better recruitment policies, employee support, and retention programs.

The issues of racial and gender diversity are faced by companies in every industry with increasing urgency. The advertising world is not unique in this respect. But because it is responsible for millions of messages and images that, like it or not, consciously and unconsciously help inform societys view of itself, the need for diversity among its ranks becomes even more critical. Employment statistics arent encouraging. According to a 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, of the 582,000 people employed in advertising and communications in the U.S., less than half were women, 10.5% Hispanic, 6.6% were black, and 5.7% Asian.

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23:56

Donald Trump about Africa Dear Kitty. Some blog

The world according to Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump did not just threaten North Korea with nuclear war in his United Nations speech.

He spoke about Africa as well.

From the Huffington Post in the USA today:

HERES WHAT TRUMP HAD TO SAY ABOUT AFRICA AT THE UN I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. He also saluted the nonexistent country of Nambia. Stephen Colbert had a field day with his screw-up. [HuffPost]

Perhaps the president of the USA meant Narnia when talking about Nambia?

23:55

A further Mexico City earthquake: More than 225 dead as buildings reduced to rubble blogfactory

Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the countrys most lethal earthquake in a generation.

The magnitude 7.1 shock killed at least 225 people, nearly half of them in the capital, 32 years to the day after a devastating 1985 quake.

The head of Mexicos national civil defense agency, Luis Felipe Puente, posted a tweet saying 94 are known dead in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos state, 43 in Puebla, 12 in the State of Mexico, four in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

The disaster came as Mexico still reels from a powerful tremor that killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country less than two weeks ago.

Among the twisted concrete and steel ruin of the Enrique Rebsamen school, soldiers and firefighters found at least 22 dead children and four adults, while another 30 children and 12 adults were missing, President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

There were chaotic scenes at the school as bulldozers moved rubble under the buzz and glare of floodlights powered by generators, with parents clinging to hope their children had survived.

Mexicos civil defence agency has said the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesdays magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states.

Twenty-two bodies were pulled from rubble at a school in Mexico City, while rescuers searched for a further 38 missing people at the site.

The official Twitter feed of agency head Luis Felipe Puente said early Wednesday that 117 people were confirmed dead in Mexico City, and 55 died in Morelos state, which is just south of the capital.

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit...

23:54

Venezuelas rebels against the Petrodollar (Manlio Dinucci ) Tlaxcala

21/09/2017 - Venezuelan Minister of Oil announced on 15 September 2017: From this week, the average price of oil will be indicated in the Chinese yuan. For the first time, the sales price of ...

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