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Nov 10 07:31

Israel’s Supreme Court — Upholding “Targeted Assassinations” and Torture

Time and again, Israel’s high court upholds human and civil rights abuses committed by the state.

In 2006, the court upheld its targeted assassinations policy, claiming they’re OK when no other choices exist to protect against dangers to national security — that don’t exist it failed to say.

The policy contravenes Israeli law, the laws of war, and human rights law. Time and again, Israel falsely calls legitimate self-defense by Palestinians “terrorism,” unjustifiably justifying its lawless actions, most often upheld by its high court.

In Public Committee against Torture in Israel et al v. the Government of Israel et al (1999), Israel’s Supreme Court banned the practice it earlier OK’d, ruling “psychological pressure (and) a moderate degree of physical pressure” are permissible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Back in World War II, there was a German interrogator by the name of Hanns Scharff. Bio: Hanns Scharff

Scharff never once resorted to violence, but in an absolutely perfect English, would persuade the men he questioned, that he already knew who they were, and what they did, and frequently took them on day passes for cultural events.

The most interesting thing here, is that he managed to get precisely the information he wanted in this way.

After the war, this man was so respected by the American military that they invited him to teach his methods to the American military; (yes, the guy was that good!).

Unfortunately, those lessons learned from Scharff's techniques have been absolutely abandoned by both the US and Israeli military.

There are some very emotionally sick individuals who get off on causing extreme pain, perhaps maiming the tortured for life, and these are generally the people who wind up doing it, not because it gives them actionable information, but because they like to really hurt other people.

Nov 10 07:08

53 Million Americans Drowning In Cycle Of Low-Wage Work 

For instance, a new report sheds light on 53 million Americans, or about 44% of all US workers, aged 18 to 64, are considered low-wage and low-skilled.

Many of these folks are stuck in the gig economy, making approximately $10.22 per hour, and they bring home less than $20,000 per year, according to a Brookings Institution report.

An overwhelmingly large percentage of these folks have insurmountable debts if that are student loans, auto loans, and or credit card debt. Their wages don't cover their debt servicing payments as their lives will be left in financial ruin after the next recession.

While the top 10% of Americans are partying like it's 1999, most of whom own assets, like stocks, bonds, and real estate, are greatly prospering off the Federal Reserve's serial asset bubble-blowing scheme and President Trump's stock market pumping on Twitter.

Today's artificial economy isn't working for everyone as the wealth inequality gap swells to crisis levels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And while President Trump keeps chanting his "mantra" about the economy being "great", it is, unfortunately, only "great for the already monied.

There are many moments when President Trump appears to be absolutely, totally tone-deaf to the real needs and concerns of ordinary working people who have, through absolutely no fault of their own, found that their decent-paying job, enabling them to enjoy a middle class lifestyle, has been offshored/outsourced by corporations which relocate internationally, and pay pennies on the dollar for that country's labor.

Nov 10 06:55

US Threatens Sanctions On Serbia, Scrambles To Thwart Possible S-400 Purchase

In a largely unreported but hugely important story that played out this week in the Balkans, Washington is putting immense pressure on Serbia to shelve future plans for acquiring Russia's advanced S-400 air defense missile systems.

The controversy began Wednesday when Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told a public television broadcaster in an interview that he had a desire to purchase the S-400 but lacked the funding to do so, and at one point said "Serbia was ready to accept S-400s from Russia as a gift," according to TASS.

"You know, when you have such a weapon, no one would attack you. Neither US nor any other pilots fly where S-400s are operational: Israeli pilots do not fly either over Turkey or Syria, except for the Golan Heights. We have aviation, which the strongest than ever before. We will be strengthening the air defense with Pantsyr systems and other things, which are not on the sanctions list," Vucic said in the interview.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) Mr. President, a word, please: we know that Russia's S-400 performs brilliantly in the field.

That having been said, weaponry from American companies has been deployed by American forces and their allies long before they were really ready; the example that comes to mind, Mr. President, is that of the Lockheed-Martin F-35.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/06/12/the-pentagon-is-battling-the-clock-to-fix-serious-unreported-f-35-problems/

and BTW, I really need to ask; what were this company's contributions to your campaign in 2016?!?

Is THAT why these flaws have not yet been addressed?!? Because your campaign took the money on the promise that these issues would be fixed by the time you took your Oath of Office in 2017?!? Sir, if in fact, that was the case, you got lied to, big-time.

This is precisely why no weaponry company should ever, EVER, be allowed to contribute to Presidential campaigns, because it makes their CEOS more "relaxed" by problems which should have been fixed before the Pentagon ever signed off and using it in real warfare situations.

Just asking, Mr. President..because NONE of our men and women in uniform deserve shoddy weapons when called by Congress to go to war; not one, thank you very much.

Nov 10 06:28

California Approves $3.2 Billion Bond For High Speed Train To Nowhere

The high speed train is dead, long live the high speed train.

Less than a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom brought California's dreams for a LA to San Fran bullet train crashing down, when he said in February that he is ending the state’s hugely expensive and hopelessly quixotic high-speed rail line fiasco (which would have been completed in 2033 at a staggering cost of $77 billion), California is about to unleash another high speed train project, and this one is even more idiotic.

The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) has authorized a $3.2 billion tax-exempt, fixed-rate revenue bond issuance to help DesertXpress Enterprises, an affiliate of Virgin Trains USA, build a high-speed train from Victorville, California, to Las Vegas. The new XpressWest service, at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour, will take about 90 minutes one way.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

(Sigh) Those who do not understand history (Unfortunately California's Legislature and Governor in this case, and we are talking about fiscal history) are doomed to repeat it, which apparently is what is happening here.

It would seem to me, that California has some really pressing problems to fix, like rotted infrastructure, and a burgeoning homeless population, so what does its government want to fix right now?!?

A problem which absolutely does not exist, of course!!

Bravo, folks, well done!! (not).

Nov 09 20:46

Wisconsin man accused of driving while drunk with a live chicken

And chickens. I think the chicken is unaffiliated politically.However the bird may have been drinking.

Police in Wisconsin arrested two men and a chicken last weekend. Earlier in the day, someone had called police after seeing a man driving recklessly with a bird or a hawk on his shoulder. Police found the car and that bird or hawk was actually a chicken

Nov 09 20:42

Swastikas found painted on turtles at Renton park

Now we have to deal with NAZI turtles.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Visitors to a waterfront park in a Seattle suburb have reported seeing two turtles with large white swastikas on their shells.

Nov 09 10:42

This October was the coldest in Idaho’s history. What is November going to be like? Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article237169859.html#storylink=cpy

October 2019 was the coldest October on record in the state of Idaho, the National Weather Service’s Boise office announced Friday.

The towns of Jerome and Fairfield had their coldest Octobers ever recorded, as did Burns, Halfway and Ontario in Oregon.

Read more here: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/community/boise/article23716...

Nov 09 10:38

The Great Molasses Flood: Sabotage or Industrial Accident?

An unfathomable tragedy filled the streets of Boston with a tsunami of molasses…yes, molasses!...on a balmy January day in 1919. The 2.3 million tons of the sticky, brown molasses moved surprisingly fast, destroying several buildings, ripping an elevated train from its tracks, and killing 21 people and multiple horses. What became known as the Great Molasses Flood occurred when a giant holding tank at the Purity Distilling Company, which had just been filled with molasses, burst apart. The owners of the Purity Distilling Company claimed that a bomb placed by “evilly disposed persons” was responsible for the flood. Could it have been an act of foreign terrorism or a structural failure?

Nov 09 10:31

Only Donald Trump Can Save American Democracy and Only with Our Support

It is a Constitutional Republic PCR! Otherwise a great article.

Now that the “quid pro quo gate” hoax has collapsed, like the Russiagate hoax, the presstitutes are inventing a new quid pro quo hoax. It wasn’t money that Trump dangled before the Ukrainian president in exchange for an investigation of Ukraine’s contribution to the Russiagate hoax. It was a presidential visit to Ukraine. I listened to the latest CIA-directed presstitute plot unfold today on NPR. Three semi-males devoid of integrity did their best to substitute a visit to Ukraine by Trump for the unsubstantiated promise of money. The visit is all third hand as there is no mention of such a visit in the telephone conversation between Trump and Zelensky. The impeachment hoax now rests on unverifiable alleged conversations between Trump aides and Zelensky aides that Trump will honor Ukraine with a visit if Ukraine reopens the investigation.

Nov 09 10:27

Romanian-Born Ivy League Professor Warns: Anti-White Mindset Infecting USA “on Its Way Toward Full Blown Communism"

Serban says in the interview that after a faculty member retired, the remaining professors in the department were called in to a meeting to discuss a replacement.

It was at this meeting that the dean of the art school told them that there were “too many white professors, too many heterosexual men,” and that it would be best to hire a minority or a woman, or a gay man.

Serban, who was the director of the hiring committee, says that he was told that it could not be someone like him because he is a man that has been “married, a heterosexual man who has children.”

Nov 09 10:24

NYT Says We Need Refugees to Fill ‘Void of Cultural Diversity’ in Towns That Are Too White

The New York Times needs some diversity on their staff. Too Kosher!

Even though White children are a minority in the US school system and most major cities have been ethnically cleansed of a White majority, there are still some towns that are not diverse enough for our jewish supremacist overlords. The New York Times has argued that refugees need to be resettled across rural America, into areas that are a “void of cultural diversity” (too White).

Nov 09 10:15

Christine Keeler and the Swinging Political Sex Scandal

Christine Keeler, the teenage would-be model at the center of the 1961 British political sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair, was portrayed by the media as either an innocent, naïve young girl who put her trust in the wrong person or as a wily seductress and potential spy. In reality, she probably fell somewhere in between. One thing is certain; Christine Keeler did have a sexual fling with a top British politician that resulted in his resignation.

Nov 09 10:14

Russia’s Short March to Food Security

America used to be self-sufficient in food. It isn't any more. In event of a war with Russia and China,Americans will starve.

When I wrote my China’s long march to total food security NEO article last month, I had intended to dovetail it with Russia’s accomplishment of being more self-dependent on feeding its people. What they both shared was having to deal with US sanctions before they reached their goal.

Russia was hit with everything but the kitchen sink, with diplomatic sanctions initially and quickly moving into defense, energy and the financial arena, limiting access to foreign investment and attractive interest rate loans. Exxon Oil had to withdraw from some major Russian partnership deals, suffering big losses.

Nov 09 10:12

War of the Worlds: The Original Broadcast, Aftermath, And Myths

As legend has it, Orson Welles's infamous radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Welles was such a polarizing piece of fiction that it sent listeners into the streets screaming with terror. Supposedly, people were so afraid of the Martian invasion playing out on their radios that panicked gripped the nation, but that's not what really happened. In reality, the fervor was created by the newspaper industry as a way to attack the burgeoning new media format of radio, and Welles, ever the edge lord, used the media's claim to his advantage. The story of The War of the Worlds radio drama, which broadcast on this day in 1938, is one that's steeped in myth.

Nov 09 09:38

Global Debt Tops $188,000,000,000,000 – Officially The Biggest Debt Bubble The World Has Ever Seen

Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com,

The world is now 188 trillion dollars in debt, and that number continues to grow rapidly each year.

It is a form of enslavement that is deeply insidious, because most of those living on the planet do not even understand how the system works, and even if they did most of them would have absolutely no hope of ever getting free from it. The borrower is the servant of the lender, and the global financial system is designed to funnel as much wealth to the top 0.1% as possible. Of course throughout human history there has always been slavery, and the primary motivation for having slaves is to extract an economic benefit from those that are enslaved. And even though most of us don’t like to think of ourselves as “slaves” today, the truth is that the global elite are extracting more wealth from all of us than ever before. So much of our labor is going to make them wealthy, and yet most people don’t even realize what is happening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF humanly possible, please get your credit balances down as soon as you can; this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

Nov 09 07:37

"Clients With Guns" Are Demanding Deposits From Crisis-Stricken Lebanese Banks

Here we go as predicted: the Lebanese central bank attempts to prevent a "panic mode" scramble on the part of the public to remove all deposits, and the recently imposed (unofficial) regulations geared toward staving off capital flight are predictably failing fast, per Reuters:

“Clients with guns have entered banks and security guards have been afraid to speak to them as when people are in a state like this you don’t know how people will act.”

Lebanon's private banks reopened a week ago on Friday following a two-week closure due to massive anti-government protests which created gridlock across the country's main cities, including closure of other public institutions such as schools.

The World Bank weighed in on Friday, urging leaders in Beirut to form new Cabinet within a week, citing risks to Lebanon's stability as "deeply concerning," according to the AP.

Nov 09 07:34

Hong Kong Student Dies From Injuries In First Fatality Linked To Protests

In what appears to be the first death of a protester stemming from the aggressive police tactics, a young student has died after sustaining a serious head injury during a fall from the third floor of a car park to the second while police carried out an aggressive dispersion operation to end a protest

According to the SCMP, Chow Tsz-lok, a second year computer science undergraduate student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology fell from the car park in Tseung Kwan O as police fired off rounds of tear gas on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China's President Xi, a word, please; be very careful about how you handle this; the Chinese police may well have created the first martyr of this movement.

Nov 09 07:31

California's Housing Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse

When historians look back on contemporary California, one thing they'll be bound to make note of is that the state's developers bet on the wrong model.

Endless, suburban sprawl is coming back to haunt California in ways both major and minor. In densely populated communities across the state, traffic is horrible thanks to underdeveloped public transportation (this is especially true in LA). Most residents have accepted that deadly, devastating wildfires are just part of the deal now - bound to recur endlessly until the state's population shrinks to the point that it no longer intermingles with the state's vast swaths of woodland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although Mike and I met and married in Southern California, we have absolutely no desire to live there anymore.

Nov 09 07:28

America's Endless Wars: "At West Point, Graduation Day Felt More Like A Tragedy Than A Triumph"

Authored by US Army Major Danny Sjursen (ret.) via TheNation.com,

Patches, pins, medals, and badges are the visible signs of an exclusive military culture, a silent language by which soldiers and officers judge each other’s experiences, accomplishments, and general worth. In July 2001, when I first walked through the gate of the US Military Academy at West Point at the ripe young age of 17, the “combat patch” on one’s right shoulder - evidence of a deployment with a specific unit - had more resonance than colorful medals like Ranger badges reflecting specific skills. Back then, before the 9/11 attacks ushered in a series of revenge wars “on terror,” the vast majority of officers stationed at West Point didn’t boast a right shoulder patch. Those who did were mostly veterans of modest combat in the first Gulf War of 1990–91. Nonetheless, even those officers were regarded by the likes of me as gods. After all, they’d seen “the elephant.”

Nov 09 07:25

Pentagon Official Warns China Exporting Killer AI Drones To Middle East

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned during a speech on artificial intelligence at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence public conference Tuesday (Nov. 05) that China is exporting a series of "next-generation drones" to countries in the Middle East, reported Flight Global.

"Beijing has made it abundantly clear that it intends to be the world leader in AI by 2030," Esper said. "While the US faces a mighty task in transitioning the world's most advanced military to new AI-enabled systems, China believes it can leapfrog our current technology and go straight to the next generation."

Middle East countries banned from purchasing advanced US drones due to a weapons embargo are increasingly gravitating towards Chinese defense manufacturers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sec Def Ester, a question, please; IS NOT THE US GOVERNMENT DOING THE SAME THING RIGHT NOW?!?

And sir, if China's technology will enable it to "leapfrog" our current technology, can you please explain why this is possible, and that US weapons designers are not capable of doing better than this?!?

Nov 09 07:22

Someone Asked Twitter To Name A Badder B*tch Than Taylor Swift...The Internet Did Not Disappoint

Taylor Swift is trying to rebrand herself from an "innocent country singer" to a "heartless tyrant who sits on a golden throne surrounded by snakes," and one fan tweeted a still from Swift's music video "Look What You Made Me Do," asking people to "Name a badder bitch than Taylor Swift," they started an unstoppable storm of stories celebrating strong women throughout history.

Nov 09 07:17

The Great Molasses Flood: Sabotage or Industrial Accident?

An unfathomable tragedy filled the streets of Boston with a tsunami of molasses…yes, molasses!...on a balmy January day in 1919. The 2.3 million tons of the sticky, brown molasses moved surprisingly fast, destroying several buildings, ripping an elevated train from its tracks, and killing 21 people and multiple horses. What became known as the Great Molasses Flood occurred when a giant holding tank at the Purity Distilling Company, which had just been filled with molasses, burst apart. The owners of the Purity Distilling Company claimed that a bomb placed by “evilly disposed persons” was responsible for the flood. Could it have been an act of foreign terrorism or a structural failure?

Nov 09 07:16

Facebook announced on Friday that it would be removing an posts which name alleged Trump-Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella

Facebook announced on Friday that it would be removing an posts which name alleged Trump-Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella.

"We are removing any and all mentions of the potential whistleblower’s name and will revisit this decision should their name be widely published in the media or used by public figures in the debate," Facebook said in a statement in which they claim it violates their "coordinating harm" policy which prohibits content 'outing of witness, informant, or activist.'

On Wednesday, the social media giant removed ads naming Ciaramella which had been viewed several hundred thousand times according to the Washington Post.

On Friday, Breitbart's Allum Bohkari reported that the news outlet's posts containing references to Ciaramella had been scrubbed from the site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Frankly, this is precisely what we can expect henceforward from the Zuk, the Malnificent's "Facebook"; since the 4th estate in this country has been defined as "journalism, or what passes for it in this country today", the 5th estate has become that of both the cybersurveillence, and cyber-scrubbing ordered by the US Deep State; folks, it is just that simple.

Zuk the Malnificent, through Facebook, is simply a tool of the US Deep State; nothing more and nothing less.

Nov 09 07:14

Edward Paisnel: A Masked Sex Offender Known As 'The Beast Of Jersey'

When you live in an isolated area, you have to find your own ways to entertain yourself. You could go with something harmlessly mild, like erecting the world's largest pea pod, but if you're like Edward Paisnel, you wage a full-blown reign of terror against your most vulnerable neighbors, complete with homemade outfits and Satanic symbolism. (Note: Do not be like Edward Paisnel.)

Nov 09 07:02

Thirst for Justice: America’s Struggle for Clean Water: Pollution, poisoning and the loss of human life due to unsafe water are the accepted costs of doing business in America.

Somehow I’d ended up on a plastic mattress in a tiny prison cell wearing the infamous orange jump suit. I’d been arrested once before in Egypt during the revolution as a journalist, but now I was in Wisconsin, America, where freedom of speech is enshrined in the constitution. I’d considered myself safe there.

I had been arrested whilst filming a small, peaceful protest by mainly Indigenous Ojibwe people against the construction of a new oil pipeline. I was working on a documentary film on America’s struggle for clean water.

Controversial pipelines

Enbridge’s Line 3 will carry 760,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil from Canada, across the American border to a refinery on Lake Superior, Wisconsin. Almost as much oil as the controversial Keystone XL.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are a couple of companion articles I would commend to you on this issue, also from today's globalresearch.ca, and they are:‘All Eyes on Nestlé’: The Commodification and Privatization of Water, as well as:

‘Forever Chemicals’ in Over 500 New Jersey Water Systems and Sources – More than 1,000 Contamination Sites Nationwide

Nov 09 06:57

The Vaccine Deep State. Impacts of Aluminum Adjuvants in Vaccines

The media refuses to accept that those who have been vaccine damaged, or who have children who will suffer for the remainder of their lives from adverse vaccine events, have a legitimate right to speak their truth rather than being labeled as hysterical or crazy. All of these individuals and parents were pro-vaccine until they or their child became vaccine-injured. Similarly we saw the New York Times manufacturing consent for accepting falsehoods that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. And this was true across the mainstream outlets including the Washington Post, Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others. The Times fabricated that rationale to the public on behalf of the neocons in the Bush administration who were determined to have a war. None of the journalists publishing these lies have taken responsibility nor lost a night’s sleep because their fakery led to the death of millions.

Nov 09 06:54

Substandard Education in America

The quality of American education, as we will see, is far lower than the world has been led to believe, and the quality in China is in many cases much superior to that in the US. Americans might care to ask why it is that Chinese elementary or high school students moving to the US are often promoted by one or two grades. The reason is that they know so much more than their American counterparts they would suffer terminal boredom if forced to remain at their prior grade level. If we refer to the PISA tests, Shanghai’s math scores were 119 above the OECD average, or the equivalent of nearly three years of schooling, with reading and science exceeding the OECD average by about 1.5 years of schooling. And in some cases, the American students were behind the OECD average by approximately the same number of years as the Chinese were ahead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this cannot be seen in any possible light but that of a deliberate push by the US government to keep its people illiterate; innumerate; and incapable of critical thinking.

Nov 09 06:48

Israel's Netanyahu appoints far-right Bennett as defence minister

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed the head of a far-right political party as defence minister of his caretaker government, a spokesman for the premier’s right-wing Likud party said on Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This move (and under Israeli law, as the leader of a caretaker government, can Netanyahu actually do this?!?) does not augur well at all for peace with the Palestinians, which is precisely why Netanyahu made this choice.

Nov 09 06:44

Father of Julian Assange Fears His Son Will Die in Prison: UN Rapporteur on Torture Warned Assange May Lose his Life

John Shipton, the father of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, told reporters on Friday that he needs to “face the bitter truth” that his son “may die in jail.” Shipton spoke with reporters in Geneva two days after he visited Assange in Belmarsh prison in London.

“This is not the bitter disappointment of a father, this is simply fact,” Shipton said. “Julian may die in jail over a nine-year persecution for revealing the truth of war crimes. It is beyond obscene.”

Shipton’s comments come a week after UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said, “Unless the UK urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange’s continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life.” Melzer has previously warned that Assange had been subject to psychological torture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I believe that Assange's dad is absolutely, horrifically correct.

Assange's info has never been hit as falsification; he has simply been a "thorn in the side" of the US government, and I cannot for a moment doubt, that he has been the victim of both physical and psychological torture, while held at Belmarsh.

IF he does make it into an American prison (which I sincerely doubt will happen), he will, most likely, be too ill to speak in his own defense, and wind up dead of some weaponized disease, one of the effects of which is hallucinatory behaviour and thoughts, which will become part and parcel of how his "legacy" will be screwed by the US/British intelligence agencies in years to come, for telling the truth.

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