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Jan 24 08:01

Video: Schiff Has Teary-Eyed Meltdown in Thursday Closing Statement, Trashes Giuliani, Says Trump Must Be Removed Because He Might Work With Russia and China to Win Re-Election

Lead House Manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) made a ‘pitch for the angels’ in his Thursday night closing statement at the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, working himself into an Oscar worthy teary-eyed meltdown as he warned senators what Trump might do to win re-election if he was not removed from office even if they decide he is guilty. Schiff repeatedly said Trump is “dangerous”.

Jan 24 08:01

MORE LIES: Dem Garcia Alleges Hunter Biden Investigation Started After Biden’s Campaign Launch — WRONG AGAIN!

Thursday was the second day of the Impeachment Opening Arguments in the US Senate.
Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) laid out a “timeline” on the Democrat Party’s talking points on their impeachment scam.

Jan 24 08:00

Republicans Set Nadler Straight After He Selectively Edits Professor Turley’s Testimony to Argue Abuse of Power is an Impeachable Offense (VIDEO)

What charges?
The Democrats began their second day of opening arguments on Thursday in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.
Dem House impeachment manager Rep. Jerrold Nadler claimed that the articles of impeachment against Trump are the most serious charges ever brought against the president.

Jan 24 08:00

WTH? Lindsey Graham Congratulates Adam Schiff: “Good Job, You’re Very Well Spoken”

The Democrat House Managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump had senators in “agony” and “bored out of their minds” during the proceedings on Wednesday. Many senators

Jan 24 07:59

With Worst Economy in Decades, Will Wuhan’s Deadly Coronavirus Be the Catalyst for China’s Economic Collapse?

One month ago we reported that you can feel it in Hong Kong. The economy is sluggish. The question is – is the slowing Hong Kong Economy related to the protests which clearly have negatively impacted the local Hong Kong businesses or is the Hong Kong downturn related to a slowing China economy.

Jan 24 07:40

Gift to Trump’s Attorneys – Ted Cruz: Dems Threw Biden Under the Bus by Focusing on Burisma, ‘Very Odd Strategic Decision’

Senator Ted Cruz said the House impeachment managers made a very odd strategic decision by focusing on Burisma.

Jan 24 07:40

Masked Gunmen Gun Down IRGC Commander & US Deports Son of Corrupt Khomeinist Official

Masked gunmen on Wednesday ambushed and killed the local commander of a paramilitary security force in southwestern Iran, an associate of Iran’s top general recently killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Jan 24 07:40

Americans Tune Out Schiff Sham: Impeachment Ratings Plunge by 20% After First Day

The impeachment sham is a ratings dud.
Democrats came to the Senate Floor this week to deliver their sorry case against President Trump.
And nobody cares.

Jan 24 07:39

BOOM! Marsha Blackburn Doubles Down: Vindman Has a Problem with Judgement… Political Activist in Uniform… Goes Out of Chain of Command

Earlier today Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) tweeted out a direct hit on the CIA “whistleblower’s” handler Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Jan 24 07:39

Trump meets Imran Khan in Davos, offers ‘help’ on Kashmir issue

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his offer to “help” on the Kashmir issue, as he met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.

Interestingly, Trump volunteered the US’s “help” even before Khan spoke — without any prompting or provocation.

Addressing the media with Khan at his side, Trump said, “We are talking about Kashmir and in relation to what is going on with Pakistan and India and if we can help — we certainly will be helping. We’ve been following that and watching it very very closely.”

Khan said it was the US which will be able to help resolve the issue, and said that he had pinned his hopes on the US President.

This is the fourth time that Trump has made such an offer - each time, India has rejected his proposal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, what is going on in Kashmir, is very complicated, and has a long, and difficult history.

To sum up the issue in as few words as possible, India has suggested Kashmir a referendum, through which the Kashmiris themselves, could decide if they wanted to stay with India; become independent; or merge with Pakistan.

That has never happened, Mr. President; and it will take a great deal of political courage, from the Indian side, to allow this to happen.

But if it does not happen, we can look for more bloodshed in this decades old civil war, between India and Pakistan, over Kashmir; and I politely will remind you, that in the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a UN Document, to which the US, Pakistan, and India are all signatories, there is a statement affirming the right of people for "peaceful self-determination"; that is precisely for what Kashmiris are advocating, which is falling on a collection of truly "deaf ears" in New Dehli.

Jan 24 07:39

Schiff Jokes About Imprisoning Senators for Not Paying Attention to House Managers in Impeachment Trial

Lead House Manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joked about imprisoning restless senators at the outset of the second day of the Democrat prosecutors presenting their case to the Senate. Wednesday’s repetitious first session by the Managers and Tuesday’s late night marathon rules debate and votes have left senators “bored out of their minds” and in “agony” according to news reports, with senators nodding off, leaving their chairs, leaving the chamber or passing notes and candy to each other. Sen. Dianne Feinstein even left the Capitol Wednesday night during the trial, claiming through a spokesman to be under the weather.

Jan 24 07:39

BREAKING: Owen Shroyer From Infowars Arrested Over Silent Anti-Censorship Demonstration on Capitol Hill (VIDEOS)

Owen Shroyer of Infowars has been arrested for a silent and peaceful demonstration on Capitol Hill.
Shroyer was protesting in the same way that “impeach Trump” protesters have just days before, but they weren’t arrested and he was.

Jan 24 07:38

Rudy Fires Warning Shot – Going to Release Evidence on the Biden’s Millions in Corrupt Deeds!

President Trump’s personal attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani dropped a bomb this morning warning that he is going to start revealing documents related to the Biden Family’s corrupt and criminal dealings in the Ukraine and elsewhere around the world.

Jan 24 07:38

GROSS: Scientists Blame Coronavirus on Bats — In Chinese Province Where Bat Soup Is Served in Restaurants

Scientists in China blamed the deadly coronavirus on bats — a favorite at local restaurants in Wuhan province.

Jan 24 07:22

On the 70th anniversary of Orwell’s death: The danger of third parties “curating” and “fact checking” our info

It is a dangerous practice: Government, corporations, universities, news outlets and “experts” curating our information so that we cannot access, see or believe that which they determine we should not access, see or believe.

If anyone had suggested to Orwell, or the American founders, that we would invite this sort of manipulation and control of our information, they wouldn’t have believed it.

The idea was first introduced on the national stage by President Obama in October of 2016 right before the presidential election. He insisted that somebody needed to step in and “curate” our information in the “Wild, Wild West” internet environment.

Nobody had been clamoring for any such thing.

So the challenge for those who came up with this bright idea– in my opinion in an effort to control news and information– was to convince the public to accept something very un-American: their information being shaped and censored by others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do shudder and despair, at the degree to which Orwell's "1984" has been embraced as a "How-To manual", by those who want to control the narrative, rather than the cautionary tale it was meant to be.

Jan 24 07:04

A Swedish politician says that the government has 'lost control' after new figures reveal a 60% rise in bombings in 2019 over the previous year, amid what Reuters reports as "a surge in drug-linked gang-violence."

A Swedish politician says that the government has 'lost control' after new figures reveal a 60% rise in bombings in 2019 over the previous year, amid what Reuters reports as "a surge in drug-linked gang-violence."

"Unfortunately, this government has lost control of what is happening in Sweden. Now in the morning, we woke up again to news of bombs and explosions, this time in Stockholm’s inner city and in central Uppsala," wrote Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson in a recent Op-Ed for Aftonbladet.

Approximately 257 bomb attacks were reported to police last year, up from 162 in 2018, according to the country's National Council for Crime Prevention. No details were given as to the most frequent type of explosive, however Swedish media has reported the heavy use of bombs crafted from vacuum flasks packed with explosive material, according to Reuters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to feel very sorry for the Swedish people, who are slowly losing their way of life to this kind of crime, and the degree to which it is exploding, courtesy of unvetted and indiscriminate immigration, which their politicians have embraced with such fervor.

I would suggest that all Swedish politicians who supported this, are in for miserable surprises, come the next general election.

Jan 24 07:00

Dem Senator Hirono: Saying Democrats Have Been After Trump Since Day One Is A ‘Conspiracy Theory’ (VIDEO)

Democrats love accusing other people of believing in conspiracy theories. It’s especially rich coming from a party that pushed the Russia collusion hoax for three years.

Jan 24 06:59

Roger Stone Breaks Silence: Democrat Impeachment Hearings “Boring”, Biden “Dead Meat” (VIDEO)

Speaking for the first time months in an appearance with Newsmax TV’s John Cardillio, Trump advisor and longtime confidante Roger Stone was firing on all cylinders in defending his friend of over 40 years and taking a literal dump all over the Democrat impeachment scam.

Jan 24 06:58

Reports: Schiff Led House Managers Have Senators in “Agony” and “Bored Out of Their Minds” at Impeachment Trial

The Democrat House Managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump have senators in “agony” and “bored out of their minds”, with many nodding off, walking around and even leaving the chamber for extended periods of time according to reports. The boredom was exacerbated by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) forcing debates and votes on eleven doomed motions that dragged out Tuesday’s opening session until almost 2 a.m. EST.

Jan 24 06:58

Host Who Replaced Shepard Smith On FOX News Gets Double Digit Increase In Ratings

Lots of people who watch FOX News are accustomed to changing the channel at 3 PM. Shepard Smith, who hosted that time slot for years was never popular with conservatives, due to his overtly liberal politics.

Jan 24 06:58

Lindsey Graham: ‘I Don’t Think Joe Biden is Corrupt, But He’s Not Beyond Being Looked At’ (VIDEO)

Senator Lindsey Graham told reporters on Thursday that he doesn’t think Joe Biden is corrupt.
This was shortly after he congratulated serial liar Adam Schiff and told him he’s “very well spoken.”

Jan 24 06:57

PROMISES KEPT: Trump Admin Reveals New Rule to Deter “Birth Tourism”

There are some 33,000 births in the US to foreign nationals each year.
Another 39,000 babies are born to foreign students, guest workers and other long-term temporary visa holders.

Jan 24 06:55

Schiff, Pelosi Repeatedly Lied as Corrupt DOJ was Spying on Trump Administration with Bogus FISA Warrants

As Cristina Laila reported earlier today — The FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] admitted in a secret order that at least two of the spy warrants against Carter Page were not lawfully authorized.

Jan 24 06:55

HERE WE GO… Happening Tomorrow! Rudy to Begin Revealing Top Level Democrats Making Millions of Dollars Selling Their Public Office

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani dropped a bomb Thursday morning warning that he is going to start revealing documents related to the Biden family’s corrupt and criminal dealings in the Ukraine and elsewhere around the world.

Jan 24 06:51

Trump Quietly Takes New Action Against Iran, Crushes Those Providing Concealed Support

The Trump administration quietly announced new crushing sanctions on Thursday against entities that have been providing concealed support to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, “Iran’s petrochemical and petroleum sectors are primary sources of funding for the Iranian regime’s global terrorist activities and enable its persistent use of violence against its own people.”

One of the entities sanctioned by the Trump administration was Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd., a Hong-Kong based broker with branches in Iran, United Arab Emirates, China, and Germany:

The other companies that were sanctioned were “Hong Kong-based Sage Energy HK Ltd.; Shanghai-based Peakview Industry Co.; and Dubai-based Beneathco DMCC,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why is Iran being singled out for this kind of treatment?!?

Because Israel wants to see it broken up into little mini-statelets, with no power, and its oil getting controlled by Israeli/US interests.

And can someone, please, tell me, just how President Trump is going to enforce this?!?

I would like to politely remind him, and the others who crafted these sanctions, that interdiction at sea is tantamount to an act of war.

Jan 24 06:43

Trump to release ‘great’ Israel peace plan ahead of Netanyahu visit, warns that Palestinians ‘may react negatively’

US President Donald Trump will finally unveil his ‘great’ plan for peace in the Middle East before Israeli leaders visit Washington next week. While the Palestinians may not like it, it will be good for them, Trump said.
Trump has long teased the existence of a plan that would resolve the long-running dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, reportedly developed by his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Its release, however, has been repeatedly delayed.

On the way to an event in Florida on Thursday, Trump told reporters on board Air Force One that he intends to make the plan public ahead of next week’s visit to Washington by Israel’s caretaker prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival Benny Gantz.

"It's a great plan," said Trump, "It's a plan that really would work."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. President, a word, please; I am having a palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, upon reading this.

And there is something which, in the most completely tone-deaf way possible, you, and your bff Netanyahu, cannot seem to grasp.

Because for Palestinians, this is not about economy; it is having a homeland of their own, with contiguous borders, which, with the current parsing out and planning of Jewish-only settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, can no longer happen.

Jan 24 06:37

Ron Paul: The Impeachment Trial Of President Trump Is "Pure Politicking"

Former United States Hose of Representatives member and presidential candidate Ron Paul is not too impressed with the ongoing impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the US Senate. The impeachment trial is “pure politicking,“ declares Paul in a new interview at TRT World focused in the impeachment trial.

Paul further comments in the interview:

It’s always been said that impeachment is a political process. Well that’s an understatement when you look at what’s going on now.

With wrongdoing being pursued by politicians both Republican and Democrat in DC, Paul assesses in the interview that the real battle taking place is over “who’s going be the boss of this” and “who’s going to control the largess.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have watched these Senate impeachment proceedings just as little as I can, because I always need a huge bottle of anti-vomit medication right beside me when I do.

President Trump has been a disappointment to both of us on many different levels; but the objective of the Democrats, from the get go, was to remove him from office before the 2020 elections, because the current Democratic pool of potential Presidential candidates can't begin to fight how the monied have been financially taken care of, as well as the military industrial complex, under his watch.

That... is just the hard reality.

Jan 24 06:31

A-10 Warthogs Elephant Walk In Show Of Force, Weeks After 52 Stealth Fighters Taxied Down Runway 

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) conducted its second Elephant Walk within weeks, this time with ten Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II fighters at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, located in Harrison Township, Michigan, said Defense Blog.

Elephant walks are generally conducted right before a minimum interval takeoff (MITO), a technique used by USAF to scramble all jets to take off at twelve- and fifteen-second intervals.

The objective of the exercise is to get all fighters and bombers in the air within fifteen minutes of an alert of an incoming missile attack.

Defense Blog noted that an Elephant Walk "is a fundamental training element when preparing for global strike missions."

The 127th Wing's motto is "We Stand Ready," as the latest training exercise suggests the A-10s could be preparing for combat in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; was this exercise more for domestic, or international consumption?!?

Were I a betting woman, I would bet on the former, rather than the latter, because I am sure that Iran, working with Russian intelligence, has a pretty decent grip on the US's military resources.

Just please remember; in pushing for a war against Iran, the US is also pushing for a war against Russia.

Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Says

I truly believe that Iranian leadership can "take that promise to the bank.", should hostilities devolve into a shooting war.

People like Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, who made this statement last summer, rarely FART, without Putin's express approval.

Jan 24 06:22

US To Deploy Anti-Missile Systems In Iraq As Trump Downplays Troop Injuries As "Headaches"

President Trump was dismissive of widespread reports of eleven US soldiers sustaining head injuries as a result of the Jan.8 Iranian ballistic missile attack on Ayn al-Asad airbase in Iraq. At least eight had been airlifted to a medical facility in Germany for possible "traumatic brain injuries", which the Pentagon and administration kept mum about in the days following.

While fielding questions at Davos on Wednesday, Trump downplayed what he likened as mere “headaches” when pressed about the issue and the administration's evolving narrative, which initially emphasized "no US casualties" as a result of the Iranian attack.

Trump explained at the news conference his view that the injuries were “not very serious,” and added that “I heard they had headaches.” This prompted some veterans groups to reportedly say Trump is “somewhat out of touch” with the seriousness of it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would imagine that the anti-aircraft defenses would not be desired, if some sort of false flag was wanted (most probably crafted by Mossad) to demonise Iran, as the "justification" for a war against it.

But there is one interesting bit which seems to be missing from this article, and that is the timing of the arrival of these missiles.

Jan 24 06:15

Russiagate Spy Paid $1 Million By Obama Was WaPo Deep Throat

Stephan Halper, the longtime CIA and FBI operative who conducted espionage on the 2016 Trump campaign, was feeding information to Washington Post reporter David Ignatius through his handler, according to The Federalist, which describes his actions as "more evidence that the intelligence community has co-opted the press to push anti-Trump conspiracy theories."

According to a court filing by Michael Flynn's defense team, Halper's 'handler' in the Office of Net Assessment (ONA), Col. James Baker, "regularly lunched with the Washington Post reporter."

(Also leaking to Ignatius was Christopher Steele)

As we noted in May of 2018, Halper was paid over $1 million by the Obama administration through the Office of Net Assessment - nearly half of which came during 'Russiagate' - in which he not only surveilled multiple Trump campaign aides, he was involved in an effort to tie General Flynn to a Russian academic, Svetlana Lokhova, as part of a smear campaign.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the words "amazingly corrupt" even scratch the surface of what was done here.

Jan 24 06:12

Libya's Haftar Threatens To Target Civilian Planes, Declares Blanket 'No Fly Zone'

With the world's attention focused on the Coronavirus outbreak and to a lesser extent on Trump's impeachment trial, the war in Libya just got a lot more scary in terms of the potential for mass civilian death.

Incredibly, Gen. Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) just threatened to shoot down civilian planes after days ago declaring a 'no fly zone' over Tripoli following increased Turkish intervention. The BBC reports the unambiguous and shocking declaration as follows:

Gen Haftar's spokesman, Ahmad al-Mesmari, said in a statement on Wednesday that "any military or civilian aircraft, regardless of its affiliation, flying over the capital will be destroyed".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It looks as though a lot more people are going to die, courtesy of the assassination of Ghadaffi back in 2011..

Of course, no one wants to talk about his being about ready to introduce a new currency, a gold-backed dinar, which could have unified the African economy, and thrown the US dollar into an horrific decline.

Jan 24 06:07

Pharma Founder Gets 66 Months For Bribing Doctors To Overprescribe Deadly Opioids

Millions of Americans who lived through the financial crisis probably recall that not a single executive of a major investment bank was jailed in the aftermath, despite running organizations seemingly dedicated to perpetuating a criminal fraud on nearly every counterparty and client.

But when Americans look back at the opioid crisis, they'll remember that at least one executive of a major opioid manufacturer and distributor was sentenced to a fairly weighty sentence - five-and-a-half years (66 months) in federal prison - for an illegal kickback scheme that effectively involved bribing doctors to prescribe potentially lethal doses of fentanyl. That's right: Packaged under the name brand Subsys, Insys sold a painkiller made from the same ultra-powerful synthetic opioid responsible for tens of thousands of deaths across America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!

Jan 24 06:05

The Empire's War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Journalist Glenn Greenwald has been charged by the Bolsonaro government in Brazil with the same prosecutorial angle used by the US to target WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Citing intercepted messages between Mr. Greenwald and the hackers, prosecutors say the journalist played a “clear role in facilitating the commission of a crime.”

For instance, prosecutors contend that Mr. Greenwald encouraged the hackers to delete archives that had already been shared with The Intercept Brasil, in order to cover their tracks.

Prosecutors also say that Mr. Greenwald was communicating with the hackers while they were actively monitoring private chats on Telegram, a messaging app. The complaint charged six other individuals, including four who were detained last year in connection with the cellphone hacking.

Jan 24 06:02

Pharma Founder Gets 66 Months For Bribing Doctors To Overprescribe Deadly Opioids

Millions of Americans who lived through the financial crisis probably recall that not a single executive of a major investment bank was jailed in the aftermath, despite running organizations seemingly dedicated to perpetuating a criminal fraud on nearly every counterparty and client.

But when Americans look back at the opioid crisis, they'll remember that at least one executive of a major opioid manufacturer and distributor was sentenced to a fairly weighty sentence - five-and-a-half years (66 months) in federal prison - for an illegal kickback scheme that effectively involved bribing doctors to prescribe potentially lethal doses of fentanyl. That's right: Packaged under the name brand Subsys, Insys sold a painkiller made from the same ultra-powerful synthetic opioid responsible for tens of thousands of deaths across America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

GOOD!!!

Jan 24 06:00

They Killed King For The Same Reason They Killed Kennedy

Authored by Jacob Hornberger via The Future of Freedom Foundation,

Amidst all the anti-Russia brouhaha that has enveloped our nation, we shouldn’t forget that the U.S. national-security establishment — specifically the Pentagon, CIA, and FBI — was convinced that Martin Luther King Jr. was a communist agent who was spearheading a communist takeover of the United States.

The loss of both Kennedy and King constituted conclusive confirmation that the worst mistake in U.S. history was to abandon a limited-government republic type of governmental system in favor of a totalitarian governmental structure known as a national-security state. A free nation does not fight communism with communist tactics and an omnipotent government. A free nation fights communism with freedom and limited government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It has been apparent to me, for quite some time, that the image...of what I thought this nation truly was, was simply just that; an image, having nothing to do with the reality of what this country does, or how it conducts is business, both at home and abroad.

Jan 24 05:54

Turkey Demands Greece "Demilitarize" 16 Aegean Islands Amid Gas Drilling Dispute

At a moment tensions are soaring over Turkey's expansive East Mediterranean claims, and after starting early last summer it began sending oil and gas exploration and drilling ships off Cyprus' coast, Ankara is demanding that Greece “demilitarize” its islands in the Aegean Sea, reports Bloomberg.

The demand from Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, who formally requested Greece move to withdraw armed forces and weaponry from 16 Aegean islands near Turkey on Wednesday, is rich given it's Turkey that's been provocatively sending warships and military jets to accompany illegal gas drilling in the area, something lately condemned by the EU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very ugly, very quickly; I would like to hope that some of the adults in the room in NATO, to which both countries belong, can have a quiet conversation with Greek and Turkish officials about not resorting to a military "brass knuckles" approach in resolving this issue.

Jan 24 05:53

Turkey Demands Greece "Demilitarize" 16 Aegean Islands Amid Gas Drilling Dispute

At a moment tensions are soaring over Turkey's expansive East Mediterranean claims, and after starting early last summer it began sending oil and gas exploration and drilling ships off Cyprus' coast, Ankara is demanding that Greece “demilitarize” its islands in the Aegean Sea, reports Bloomberg.

The demand from Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, who formally requested Greece move to withdraw armed forces and weaponry from 16 Aegean islands near Turkey on Wednesday, is rich given it's Turkey that's been provocatively sending warships and military jets to accompany illegal gas drilling in the area, something lately condemned by the EU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very ugly, very quickly; I would like to hope that some of the adults in the room in NATO, to which both countries belong, can have a quiet conversation with Greek and Turkish officials about not resorting to a military "brass knuckles" approach in resolving this issue.

Jan 24 05:48

Putin Calls For A New System Guided By UN Charter... But Is It Possible?

Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Anyone looking with sober eyes upon today’s world and the feeble economic and geopolitical underpinnings holding the system together must accept the fact that a new system WILL be created.

This is not an opinion, but a fact. We are moving towards eight billion lives on this globe and the means of productive powers to sustain that growing population (at least in the west) has been permitted to decay terribly over the recent half century while monetary values have grown like a hyperinflationary cancer to unimaginable proportions. Derivatives speculation alone under the deregulated “too big to fail” banking system has resulted in over $1.5 quadrillion in nominal values which have ZERO connection to the real world (GDP globally barely accounts for $80 trillion). Over the past 5 months $415 billion of QE bailouts have been released into the bankrupt banks to prevent a collapse. So, economically it’s foundation of sand.

Jan 24 05:44

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,A German panel of linguists which decides on a new word to ‘ban’ every year has announced the ‘un-wording’ of the term “climate hysteria” because it undermines propaganda about man-made global warming.

First of all, just let it sink in that there is an organization comprised of linguists which exists solely to ‘ban’ words and terms that they don’t like. Their action is known as ‘Un-word of the year’.

They’re literally attempting to re-create 1984’s Newspeak dictionary, which shrank in size year after year in order to eliminate language and limit free thought and free speech, making it harder for the plebs to vocalize their opposition to The Party.

As you may have suspected, every word or term already ‘banned’ by the group in recent years are ones used by conservatives to challenge leftist political tropes. Imagine my shock.

Terms ‘un-worded’ in recent years include “alternative facts,” “do-gooder,” “Lügenpresse” (liar press) and “welfare tourism” (referring to “foreigners in Germany allegedly leeching on the welfare system.”)

The panel says it exists to discourage the use of words that “discriminate against societal groups or may be euphemistic, disguising or misleading.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable, yet thoroughly predictable, courtesy of the German "Word Police".

Because when a narrative does not jive with the science facts of what is happening with the earth's climate, that narrative has to be confined, condemned, crushed, and restrained, so that no one will hear anything approximating a what is tantamount to a dangerously reasonable challenge to the status quo belief.

George Orwell was much more than a brilliant writer; he was a prophet of the highest order, and now that we see his societal prophecies taking shape, both in this country, and the world, at absolutely beyond warp speed, we recognise how completely dystopian this world has become.

Jan 24 05:24

'Please, Help Us!': Supply Shortages Rock Wuhan As Outbreak Overwhelms Chinese Healthcare System

Summary: Here's a glimpse of new virus-related developments that occurred overnight.

Total number of confirmed cases now 900+, 26 dead.
China restricts travel for 40+ million people as the death toll surges.
Two deaths have been reported outside Wuhan.
Some residents displaying symptoms are being turned away from hospitals.
Hospitals in Wuhan make urgent pleas for help and supplies.
UK and US governments tell citizens to avoid outbreak zones.
* * *
Asian markets closed on Friday for the Lunar New Year holiday, which officially begins on Saturday. But in China, the Communist Party leadership are scrambling to contain the virus as 13 cities in Hubei Province are now under quarantine, meaning more than 40 million Chinese will be forced to spend the holiday week at home, the South China Morning Post reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And here is a companion piece, from zerohedge.com, indicating what might have happened here The Real Umbrella Corp: Wuhan Ultra Biohazard Lab Was Studying "The World's Most Dangerous Pathogens

When strict protocols are abandoned, or relaxed, even for a moment, crud like this can descent on a facility like Wuhan Ultra Biohazard Lab, in a heartbeat.

Science, like music, should be an international language; and I implore (and pray) that the international scientific community is working with Chinese scientists to find out how this happened, and insure that it never happens again.

Jan 24 05:17

A "Pro-Life Hero"? Trump Becomes First President To Speak At 'March For Life'

After the editor of Christianity Today infuriated the president and stunned the American evangelical community by declaring that President Trump should be booted from office, the president has apparently found a way to show this critical constituency of his base that he truly is fighting for them.

According to the Washington Post, in an unprecedented move, Trump is slated to become the first sitting American president to speak at the 'March for Life' - an annual rally in Washington that draws hundreds of thousands of anti-abortion activists. This despite the frequent criticism leveled at the president complaining that he doesn't respect religion, despite having appointed two conservative justices to SCOTUS and hundreds more to the federal bench.

Jan 23 18:10

Rest in Peace Russell Steele

His website is still up with a lot of great info on climate and the Suns effect on it.

Hello,

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Russ’s passing on January 3rd, 2020. He was at home and surrounded by all his loved ones when he went. His general level of health and post-surgical complications took him sooner than any of us could have expected.

Thank you, Russ’s Family

Jan 23 15:27

US administration shifting Daesh terrorists from Syria to Iraq

By Stephen Lendman

Last December, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said “(t)he Americans…are feeding Daesh, encourag(ing) them, protect(ing) Daesh leaders and help(ing) them move from one area to another.”

At the same time, an unnamed Iraqi official accused the Pentagon of supplying Daesh terrorists in the country with weapons and military equipment.

“The American forces send aid from their bases to the Daesh terrorists in the Makhoul mountains, and their assistance still continues,” the official stressed, adding:

“Iraqi forces seized US weapons during an operation against terrorists in al-Hazar island. US military bases in Iraq are used against the host country and Syria.”

Jan 23 15:00

America Escalates its “Democratic” Oil War in the Near East

by Michael Hudson exclusively for the Saker Blog

The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination this was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a personality quirk of Donald Trump’s impulsive action. His assassination of Iranian military leader Suleimani was indeed a unilateral act of war in violation of international law, but it was a logical step in a long-standing U.S. strategy. It was explicitly authorized by the Senate in the funding bill for the Pentagon that it passed last year.

Jan 23 13:23

An Army for Hire: Trump Wants to Make Money by Renting Out American Soldiers

The US Military was hired out to the corporations and banks long ago. Mr.Giraldi needs to read War Is A Racket!

https://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html

To stay that there has been some strange stuff coming out of the White House lately would be an understatement. If President Donald Trump knew a bit more about history, he would understand that countries that rent out their national armies to serve as mercenaries usually wind up holding the short end of the stick.

Jan 23 13:06

Basij Commander: US Bases No More Credited after IRGC's Retaliatory Missile Strikes

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Basij (volunteer) forces Brigadier General Gholamreza Soleimani underlined that the January 8 retaliatory missile attacks against the US Ein al-Assad base in Iraq left no efficiency and credit for American bases across the region.

Jan 23 13:02

US Troops Seen Blocking Russians From Syrian Oilfields In Series Of Dangerous Standoffs

Tense encounters could turn deadly, sparking a major clash of superpowers after third such incident within a week.

Jan 23 12:57

More Than 4 Times as Many Police Officers Killed Themselves Than Were Shot in 2019

The biggest threat to the police are the police.

In 2019, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 47 police officers were shot, 7 killed in a vehicular assault, and three died from assault. Another 77 cops died as a result of car crashes, heart attacks, and illnesses. Absent from the database of fallen officers, however, are the 228 cops who ended their own watch. This number is a giant leap from the year before and the fourth consecutive year that it’s risen.

Jan 23 12:53

Video Shows Everything Cops Told the Public About Killing Man in His Driveway Was FALSE

San Antonio, TX — If you believed the official story of how the San Antonio Police Department and federal law enforcement agents killed Randall Goodale while serving an arrest warrant earlier this month, you’d think the officers barely escaped with their lives and had no choice but to use lethal force. However, unlike the officers involved in the execution of Goodale, video captured on a nearby surveillance system does not lie.

Jan 23 12:44

Russia would annihilate US in a nuclear war

by Jonas E. Alexis

Oliver Stone once again should be commended for asking Vladimir Putin thought-provoking questions. Back in 2017, Stone asked Putin: “In a hot war is the US dominant?” Without hesitation, Putin responded: “I don’t think anyone would survive such a conflict.”

In other words, the Neocons, the war machine, ethnic cleansers in the Middle East, and probably even Donald Trump would not survive a nuclear war with Russia. That means that if Trump is even thinking about attacking Russia, then he is digging his own grave.

Politicians in the United States, said Putin, have been living in a crazy or diabolical world since the beginning of time.

Jan 23 12:37

"This is a warning to all Russian forces": US Air Force sets Russia an ultimatum on Syria

After clashes between the Russian and American military, the US Air Force delivered an ultimatum to Russia.

A few hours ago, speaking to reporters in the Pentagon, Major General of the U.S. Air Force announced that Russia had been given a clear warning not to take any provocative measures and not to test the patience of the United States in Syria in areas where oil and gas are produced.

Jan 23 11:50

26 Years After the Fall of Apartheid and Implementation of Black Rule, South Africa Experiencing Nationwide Blackouts as Electricity Grid Collapses

Twenty six years after the fall of Apartheid in South Africa and the implementation of black rule (a nation truly proving democracy is nothing more than a racial headcount), we get the consequences of a people rejecting whites and mistakenly believing they can maintain the civilization and infrastructure they have inherited. [Eskom tells municipalities to prepare for stage 8 load-shedding, MyBroadBand.co.za.com, January 13, 2020]:

Jan 23 11:48

Natural News Hacked & Attacked — Founder Mike Adams Reveals the Culprit

After two days of investigations involving several lawyers and a private investigator, we have identified the source of the attacks on Natural News. It turns out our original fears were not quite right. Rather than “cyber warfare,” it turns out that Natural News was the target of industry sabotage.

The source of the sabotage is the vaccine deep state, a secretive, fascist cabal of operators with ties to both Big Pharma and the pro-vaccine branches of the federal government (NIH, CDC, FDA).

Natural News has now learned that this vaccine deep state has gained control over a federal court and is now issuing secret, extrajudicial orders to tech companies that order them to disrupt or deplatform so-called “anti-vax” publishers and news organizations.

Jan 23 11:44

Impeach the Impeachers

The articles of impeachment submitted to the US Senate, as the chamber charged historically with representing the wealthiest in the respective states, by the US House of Representatives, the chamber charged with representing the wealthiest individuals among the population, in the case of the servile president of the United States, charged with representing the combination of unelected covert and overt institutions of the US empire, is first of all proof that the United States of America is represented by some of the most poorly educated and simultaneously pretentiously arrogant people in recorded history.

Jan 23 11:40

Putin Calls for a New System Guided by the UN Charter… But Is It Possible?

Putin is obviously in the bankers hip pocket if he wants The UN to be a global government. Russia still has a central bank controlled by the international bankers. He is a big promoter of the holocaust story. And like Trump he is hooked up with Chabad and Israel.

After speaking about Russia’s vision for internal improvements, Putin shifted towards the international arena saying:

“I am convinced that it is high time for a serious and direct discussion about the basic principles of a stable world order and the most acute problems that humanity is facing. It is necessary to show political will, wisdom and courage. The time demands an awareness of our shared responsibility and real actions.”

Jan 23 11:32

VA Democrat Senator: Pro-2A Rally Doesn’t Change Gun Control Mandate

A day after thousands attended Virginia’s Second Amendment rally, State Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) was quoted saying, “We are in charge now” and signaling full speed ahead for gun control.

WJLA reported Surovell declaring, “We are in charge now” and “We feel like we have a mandate to do something and we are going to continue to move forward.”

Jan 23 11:24

Russia’s New 22350m Frigate Will Have More Firepower than America’s Cruisers and Heavy Destroyers - Reports

While Russia has yet to lay down a new class of destroyer or heavy cruiser since the Soviet era, its expanding shipyards have laid down a number of new frigates under the ambitious Admiral Gorshkov Class warship program. Fifteen of the 5,400 ton ships are planned of which three have been completed and four more are under construction. Supplementing the original Project 22350 Gorshkov Class ships, the Russian Navy is planning to commission a heavy class of frigate which borders the weight range of destroyers, the 7,000 ton 22350m, which is also designated the Gorshkov Class.

Jan 23 11:18

China To Ramp Up Shale Gas Production At Home

Despite the fact that United States President Donald Trump declared a truce between the U.S. and China in their more-than-a-year-long trade war in Switzerland this week, we shouldn’t expect to see a quick economic turnaround. The problem, as explained by The Hill in their article “Trump's 'phase one' deal with China won't undo trade war damage,” is that “the positive results of the deal remain on paper and in the future, while the damage caused by the bruising U.S.-China trade war will continue indefinitely.”

Jan 23 11:14

Iran’s new Quds Force chief will meet SAME FATE as slain Gen. Soleimani if he follows path of killing Americans – US envoy

Making threats is a sign of weakness.

A top US diplomat took aim at Esmail Ghaani who succeeded the murdered General Soleimani, threatening that the new head of Iran’s elite unit may end up like his famed predecessor if he’s into killing Americans.

Jan 23 11:09

THE ANGRY ARAB: US Violated Unspoken Rule of Engagement with Iran

Something big and unprecedented has happened in the Middle East after the assassination of one of Iran’s top commanders, Qasim Suleimani.

The Iranian response was very measured and very specific. It was purposefully intended to avoid causing U.S. casualties; it was intended more as a message of Iranian missile capabilities and their pin point accuracy. And that message was not lost on Israel.

Jan 23 11:03

What Trump Didn’t Know About Cultural Locations in Iran

President Donald Trump’s comment about bombing 52 cultural sights of Iran if the Iranians retaliated against the U.S. assassination by killer drone of a top Iranian military officer was walked back the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. “The U.S. will comply with the Law of Armed conflict” which forbids the destruction of cultural sites, Esper said.

General Qassem Soleimani was killed while reportedly on a diplomatic mission to Iraq to discuss talks with Saudi Arabia.

Jan 23 11:02

DirecTV satellite is at risk of 'catastrophic' failure due to battery malfunction and could take out other broadcast satellites 20,000 miles above Earth, company warns

US service provider DirecTV is racing to take its satellite out of geostationary orbit due to a battery malfunction that could cause a 'catastrophic' explosion.

The satellite service fears that an explosion could take out other satellites in the geostationary orbit around Earth, 22,200 miles above the equator.

Satellites in the geostationary orbit follow the rotation of Earth so that antennas don’t have to rotate to constantly receive a signal.

DirecTV requested permission from the US Federal Communications Commission to conduct ‘emergency’ operations to de-orbit Spaceway-1.

If these operations are not carried out, Spaceway-1 could explode in a month's time and damage surrounding satellites that transmit TV signals via other providers.

Jan 23 10:53

Deadbeat Dad Hunter Biden Renting 12,000-Per-Month Hollywood Hills Home While Avoiding Paying Child Support to Baby Mama Lunden Roberts

Deadbeat dad Hunter Biden is paying $12,000 a month to rent a custom home in the Hollywood Hills while he refuses to pay his baby mama Lunden Roberts child support.

Jan 23 10:53

MUST SEE VIDEO: President Trump Stops to Greet and Hug Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Rope Line at Davos — WHAT A CLASS ACT!

As President Trump was leaving Davos on Thursday he stopped to greet Texas Governor Greg Abbott in the rope line.

Jan 23 10:53

Psychologist Who Waterboarded Alleged Mastermind Of 9/11 Attacks: ‘I Would Do It Again’

On Tuesday, testifying before a military commission prepared to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM), the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks which killed roughly 3,000 Americans, James Mitchell, the psychologist who supervised the CIA’s interrogation program after September 11 and has been attacked because some of those techniques included waterboarding, defiantly told the commission, “Let me tell you, just so you know: if it were today, I would do it again.”

Jan 23 10:53

‘Reproductive Abuse’: A New Form Of Domestic Violence Activists Only Apply To Women

“Reproductive abuse” is a newly defined form of domestic violence that keeps a person from making their own reproductive choices.

Jan 23 10:34

Trump’s Katyusha Conundrum

Katyushas are short-range, unguided artillery rockets typically fired in salvos from truck-mounted launch-tubes. Iraq’s insurgents deploy three types.

The smallest is 107 millimeters in diameter and 1 meter long. Its 19 kilogram weight includes an 8 kg high-explosive, shrapnel-bearing warhead. The 107mm is often fired from a 12-tube launcher, however, infantry-portable single-tube tripods are common. An experienced crew with a standardized weapon can hit a 400 X 400 meter target from 8 kilometers away. During the Vietnam War the US Army considered the 107mm to be their adversaries’ most formidable weapon.

The 122mm ‘Grad’ Katyusha is 3 meters long and weighs 75 kg. Its warhead spans a third of its length and weighs 18 kg. It has a 20-kilometer range and a 30-meter lethal radius.

220mm Katyushas hurl 100 kg warheads 30 kilometers.

Jan 23 10:28

Architect Of CIA's Torture Program Says It Went Too Far

One of the architects of the CIA's torture program for the accused Sept. 11 terrorists testified Wednesday in a Guantánamo Bay courtroom that he eventually came to believe that those torture techniques had gone too far and verged on breaking the law.

Testifying publicly under oath for the first time as part of a pretrial hearing for the criminal case against five accused Sept. 11 terrorists, psychologist and interrogator James Mitchell spoke specifically and graphically about one prisoner, Abu Zubaydah, who was waterboarded more than 80 times at a CIA site overseas. He has been held at Guantánamo for more than 13 years and has never been charged with a crime.

Jan 23 10:25

WATCH: President Trump Takes A Shot A Greta Thunberg At World Economic Forum In Davos

President Trump took a shot at 17-year-old angry climate change activist Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Jan 23 10:25

CNN Hack Tweets Out “Overheard Convo” Between GOP Senators Panicking About Impeachment – Later Admits He Made it All Up

CNN political analyst and former Comms for the Clinton White House, Joe Lockhart tweeted out an “overheard convo” between Republican Senators who were supposedly panicking because of what Schiff said during his impeachment tirade.

Jan 23 10:24

Protestors Demand Puerto Rico’s Governor Resign After Residents Discover Warehouses Full Of Relief Supplies

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Puerto Rico Monday and Tuesday, demanding that the island’s governor resign over what they are calling the complete mismanagement of emergency relief.

Jan 23 10:24

Report Details Ungodly Amount Of Money San Antonio Has Spent Blocking Chick-Fil-A

A new report details the massive amount of money the city of San Antonio has allegedly spent thus far in order to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at an airport because six members of the city council believes the popular fast-food franchise is “anti-LGBTQ.”

Jan 23 10:23

Iran’s attack on Iraq shows how precise missiles have become

9 meters to 3 meters CEP.

SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS of Ain al-Asad, an air base in western Iraq currently used by American forces, showed the aftermath of an Iranian ballistic-missile strike on January 8th. They were pictures of precision. Iran had struck at the heart of the sprawling base, in an area packed with planes, helicopters and buildings. The precision, however, was paradoxical. The missiles scored six direct hits, but against evacuated aircraft hangars.

Jan 23 09:54

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children

The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.

Jan 23 09:53

Mother charged after 16-year-old son found weighing 26 pounds

A Chambersburg woman is facing charges after authorities say she failed to feed her 16-year-old son, who weighed just 26 pounds when he was checked into the hospital in October.

Jan 23 09:53

Two Convicted Child Molesters Beaten To Death In California Prison

On Wednesday, officials with the California Department of Corrections announced that a second convicted child molester beaten with a cane by another inmate at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran died on Sunday.

Jan 23 09:53

GQ Compares Virginia Gun Rights Protesters To Nazis: ‘Wasn’t Exactly Peaceful’

Despite the media’s constant drumming that the pro-gun rights protest in Richmond, Virginia on Monday was secretly a white nationalist rally, the day unfolded without a shot fired and all ended peacefully.

Jan 23 09:52

“I’d Like to Sit in the Front Row and Stare at Their Corrupt Faces” – President Trump Warns Democrat “Sleazebags” He May Attend Sham Impeachment Hearing

President Trump was in Davos, Switzerland this week to attend the annual economic forum.
Trump has delivered a speech on Tuesday highlighting the record and historic economic gains under his watch.
He attended the forum one week after signing the USMCA and the China Trade Deal.

Jan 23 09:52

Breaking: Hunter Biden Ordered to Arkansas Court Next Week, Must Disclose Financial Information

Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was ordered to Arkansas court next Wednesday to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt for violating court orders to reveal his financial information.

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