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May 04 06:04

Congressman: Nancy Pelosi Blocking Investigation into Chinese Coronavirus Origins, Tax Money to Wuhan Lab

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) told Breitbart News this weekend that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would rather investigate President Donald Trump again than focus on the actual origins of the Chinese coronavirus and U.S. tax dollars that went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology from which intelligence officials increasingly believe the virus leaked.

Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, Reschenthaler discussed his efforts to investigate tax dollars that flowed through a New York firm to the Wuhan lab. He said that Pelosi and House Democrats are not interested in holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable and, instead, want to focus their oversight efforts on politically harming President Trump again just like they tried and failed with the partisan impeachment last year and earlier this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF you ever thought this lady was ever a fighter for her constituents' rights, or the rights and aspirations of her brother and sister Americans, please guess again

May 04 05:15

City Passes Ominous Ordinance that Could Land People in Jail for Filming the Police

Frequent readers of the Free Thought Project know that filming the cops is not a crime. Despite this being a widely known provision — held up with multiple court precedents — cops continue to violate the First Amendment protected right of citizens to film the police. Now, an entire city is going after people who wish to film police and it is nothing short of tyrannical.

A report from Tuscon.com claims a new ordinance was passed to deter “cop-haters” but in reality tramples the First Amendment.

May 04 03:55

IRGC Navy warned US to leave drill area, will pursue them: Commander

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy chief has said a recent incident with US forces in the Persian Gulf happened as they entered a drill area despite despite having been warned in advance not to approach it.

Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said US forces will be pursued in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.

“They had entered our training area while it had already been announced that drills would be held there...hence, they were ordered to leave,” he said.

Last month, the US Navy Central Command alleged that 11 IRGC vessels had “harassed” up to six US ships in the Persian Gulf.

The claims were firmly rejected as “baseless” by Iranian officials.

The IRGC issued a statement describing the American allegations as “Hollywood tales”, detailing that the incident happened after an American vessel repeatedly harassed an Iranian boat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iranian Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, this is a very dangerous game; tensions need desperately to be diffused here, and not accelerated.

Of course, it is not helping things, that the US refuses to negotiate with Iran in good faith; and I seriously hope that there is some kind of brokered agreement to put off any military combat between both countries, before something irreversible happens here.

May 04 03:31

Dems deploying DARPA-funded AI-driven information warfare tool to target pro-Trump accounts

An anti-Trump Democratic-aligned political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is planning to deploy an information warfare tool that received initial funding from DARPA, the Pentagon’s secretive research arm -- transforming technology originally envisioned as a way to fight ISIS propaganda into a campaign platform to benefit Joe Biden.

The Washington Post first reported that the initiative, called Defeat Disinfo, will utilize "artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president’s claims on social media," and then attempt to "intervene" by "identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country — in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the president."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is nothing compared to the techdisinfo moves this country is planning against its own citizens... for having had the temerity to question official narratives.

It appears that George Orwell's brilliant book "1984" is being utilized by governments around that world as a "how-to" manual, rather than as a cautionary tale; and folks, this is very scary.

May 04 03:25

2009 H1N1 Vaccine Caused Brain Damage in Children. Dr. Anthony Fauci on “Vaccine Safety” Issues: Don't Let It Happen Again

In 2009, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci was firmly in support of a multibillion dollar H1N1 vaccine project

Today he is an avid supporter of a COVID-19 vaccine.

What he fails to acknowledge is that the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine caused brain damage in children.

It was developed by Glaxo Smith Kline which today is at the forefront of the COVID-19 vaccine initiative.

Dr. Faucy addresses the H1N1 Vaccine Safety Issue in this video (starting at 6?.5o”).

Scroll down for the reports on H1N1 vaccine scam.

NIAID Director Fauci supported the H1N1 2009 vaccine which turned out to be a multibillion dollar scam.

According to International Business Times UK in a 2014 report

Patients who suffered brain damage as a result of taking a swine flu vaccine are to receive multi-million-pound payouts from the UK government.
The government is expected to receive a bill of approximately £60 million, with each of the 60 victims expected to receive about £1 million each.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This... is why we have to approach a Covid-19 vaccine infinitely more carefully than was the N1H1 vaccine was developed; brain damage, folks, in these cases, is permanent and irreversible.

May 04 03:21

The Trump Regime’s Latest Diabolical Anti-Iran Scheme. With the Support of Bibi

US domestic and geopolitical diabolical aims are humanity’s greatest threat, a nation hostile to virtually everything just societies hold dear — with super-weapons able to extinguish life on earth and willingness to use them.

China and Iran are in the eye of the Trump regime’s storm — Beijing for its growing economic, industrial, technological, political and military strength.

In Iran’s case, it’s for its vast hydrocarbon resources the US seeks control over, along with wanting Israel’s main regional rival state neutralized — despite no threat to any nations posed by the Islamic Republic.

Machiavellian Pompeo’s latest anti-Iran scheme reinvented history.

Defying reality, he falsely claims the Trump regime never left the JCPOA.

Despite unlawfully abandoning the Security Council adopted agreement, making it binding international and US constitutional law, Pompeo turned truth on its head, claiming Washington remains a “participant state.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The real problem for the Trump administration, is that the embargo is over as of Friday, 23 October, which gives it a very steep curve of 11 days before the US elections on 3 November.

IF some kind of military activity by the US will be focused against Iran, my suggestion is that it will be far sooner, to be able to influence US elections in Trump's favor.

And of course, let's not forget the 3,000 lb gorilla, restfully draped over the Bosendorfer Grand Piano in the living room; that, my friends, is Russia.

Iran won't be alone, of the US attacks it, Russian official says.

It would be horrific for the US to go to war against Iran, only to find itself at war with Russia as well.

And please remember, as the world has witnessed in Syria; Russian military equipment does precisely what its manufacturers say it will do, why there is such a demand, globally, for these products.

And the "best of the best" the US has to offer?!?
Five F-35 issues have been downgraded, but they remain unsolved

Frankly, were I an American military fighter pilot, I would be more than reluctant to fly one of these birds, understanding the gravity of these unresolved issues.

May 04 03:08

Israel Behind Air Strikes in Syria Directed against Hezbollah. “Greater Israel” in the Making?

Tensions have worsened in the Middle East. Apparently, the Israeli government is promoting an escalation of violence in Syria with the aim of expelling any trace of Iranian presence from the country, leading to the collapse of relations between Tehran and Tel Aviv. On April 28, Israel’s Defense Minister, Naftali Bennet, made a public statement in which he suggested that he was behind an air strike against pro-Iranian forces in Syria. Still, Naftali made it clear in his speech that there is a focus by the Israeli armed forces to completely destroy the Iranian presence in Syria, not stopping the attacks until the objective is achieved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Even now, the Iranian regime and its proxies are working in an effort to harm the State of Israel and its citizens”.

Defense Minister Bennet, can you actually explain precisely what you mean by that last statement?!? Can you please quantify what you mean when you say that "The Iranian regime and its proxies are working in an effort to harm the State of Israel, and its citizens?!?

Because, sir, I will tell you, and I have observed the Iranian government since the fall of the US-imposed Shah of Iran, and that is, that the Iranian leadership may be many things, but stupid is not one of them.

Iranians do not want war with Israel; but Israel has decided to invade the sovereign country of Syria, and what the Iranians are doing here, has to do with supporting Syria's sovereignty.

And I would further politely suggest, sir, that Iran is not an "existential threat" to Israel; the threat, sir, and we both know this to be the case, is economic in nature, rather than existential.

Netanyahu could get on a plane to Tehran tomorrow, and do something amazing; create a peace and economic development plan with Iran, which would include all kinds of economic cooperation, and military peace between the two countries, but he won't.

And why is that?!?

Because he, just as does the President and his advisors, want their people afraid, of whoever the "enemy du jour" is. Fear is debilitating, and clouds the ability to think rationally, so that any nonsense fed to fearful people, will be believed, without question.

I, frankly, prefer to think, and be both reasonable and logical, rather than be fearful: and so do a great number of your brother and sister Israelis, sir.

You need to remember that, in future statements of this nature.

May 04 02:52

Israel’s unity government ushers in endgame for two states

It took one year, three elections and a global pandemic, but Israel finally has a new government, and this time, it is one with a broader mandate than any other in recent memory.

This is mostly thanks to Benny Gantz who repeatedly said that he would not join a government led by Benjamin Netanyahu, only to join a Netanyahu-led government at the third time of asking.

He did so under the pretext of creating an emergency government to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. But this is not a government established to deal with any emergency. This is a government with the specific brief of determining when and over what further areas of territory occupied in 1967 Israel will start applying its sovereignty.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable; and who will champion any peaceful, legitimate claims of the Palestinian people?!?

Apparently, nobody.

May 04 02:47

The US military’s plans to cement its network of African bases

Internal documents from the US military’s Africa Command (Africom) reveal ambitious plans to extend and reinforce a network of low-profile military bases and outposts across the continent. The files detail more than $330-million of spending, including a list of “prioritised” military construction projects planned to be carried out from 2021 to 2025. This is designated for infrastructure investments on US bases stretching across Africa. The files also suggest that Africom’s long-term planning extends for up to 20 years.

The formerly secret documents, issued in October 2018, detail 12 construction projects planned for four US outposts in three countries — Djibouti, Kenya and Niger — that have long been integral to US counterterrorism and counter-violent extremist missions in Africa, suggesting these efforts will continue in the years ahead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... While the infrastructure in this country is crumbling, and homeless Vets sleep rough in our streets?!?

These moves are engineered to enhance the fortunes of the already monied, and has zero to do with taking care of real priorities here at home.

It is about destabilization of country leaderships hostile to the US; installing US-centric governments, and insuring that the raw materials of that destabilization means that whatever natural resources that country may have, will only be sold in American dollars.

The pattern is so obvious to any thinking person, that I am appalled that there is no more peaceful outcry here, about the ultimate, and costly, results of these US foreign policy trajectories.

May 04 02:38

Bill Gates Worked To End Livestock Production, Pushed Lab Grown Meat

By Daniel Taylor

Bill Gates and food giant Tyson heavily backed lab grown meat research.

As the United States faces unprecedented meat shortages due to processing plants going offline in response to the coronavirus, a long-standing globalist agenda to halt meat consumption is being fulfilled.

Tyson foods recently warned that the food supply chain is “breaking.”

Lockdowns have created a situation in which farmers have nowhere to send their product, and in turn millions of animals are being slaughtered. Additionally, vegetables that would normally end up on store shelves are rotting in the field.

Despite this reality, Twitter has announced that talk of food shortages will be censored.

Lab grown meat producers are hoping that the COVID-19 outbreak could boost public acceptance.

As Bill Gates was working to establish a worldwide digital ID system prior to the pandemic, he was also working to end meat production and funding lab grown “meat.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was about to ignore this article, due to a particular stench of at least a certain degree of paranoia; however, in doing my research, some other solid bits and pieces started surfacing, regarding the Gates' "palette" for lab-grown meat, and the following articles should be of great interest to all our readers.

What Taylor got wrong was Gates' collaborator, as being Tyson, rather than Branson.


Bill Gates and Richard Branson are betting lab-grown meat might be the food of the future
The article goes on to state:

"Bill Gates has invested in lab-grown meat companies, as has Richard Branson. “Raising meat takes a great deal of land and water and has a substantial environmental impact,” Gates wrote on his personal blog, Gatesnotes.com, a few years ago. “Put simply, there’s no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people. Yet we can’t ask everyone to become vegetarians. That’s why we need more options for producing meat without depleting our resources.”

What the plow and lab-grown meat tell us about innovation, by Bill Gates

"Investors like Tyson and Cargill could put ‘clean meat’ on grocery shelves within three years.

Traditional meat production is ecologically devastating, and a growing world population could make farm-raised animal meat unfeasible by 2050.

Billionaires, including Bill Gates, say there is no way to produce enough meat traditionally to feed the world population of the future.

For lab-grown meat start-ups, going after $50-per-pound foie gras makes as much sense as grocery-store staples like burgers and chicken nuggets."

Memphis Meats' Lab-Grown Meat Raises $17M With Help From Bill Gates And Richard Branson

And when the Covid-19 virus began to close down slaughterhouses, what a more marvellous opportunity to test the willingness of Americans for test-tube meat?!?

The one thing of which one can never accuse Bill Gates, is NOT being an incredible opportunist, if he believes the time is right, which he may, or may not be, his assessment here.

Right now, I am about to contact a big box producer of steaks, and place an order; because in this push for test-tube meat, this most likely will push good, natural, real meat and chicken, through the roof on prices, so as to become unattainable for all but the very wealthy; but of of course, that won't bother Mr. Gates at all.

May 04 02:12

BILL GATES PARTNERS WITH DARPA & DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR NEW DNA NANOTECH COVID19 VACCINE!

SOURCE: SPIRO SKOURAS

In this powerful interview, Spiro is joined by Whitney Webb and Ryan Cristian from The Last American Vagabond, as they discuss the rollout of a new system of control the likes of which the world has never seen.

It has been said to never let a good crisis go to waste and it appears the ones pulling the strings are taking full advantage of the current crisis as more and more evidence emerges contradicting the official story that suggests this crisis is no accident.

The fact that Bill Gates has teamed up with the Department of Defense and DARPA, which is the special project research and development arm of the pentagon to develop a brand new type of vaccine, which is being rushed into production is alarming to say the least.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, Mr. Gates' record on vaccine safety, has been.... shall we say, singularly uneven?!?

Deaths in a trial of the HPV vaccine

And although Gates has the financial and political muscle not to have been sued over this debacle, one does have to wonder why so many kids died here.

Robert Kennedy Junior Exposes Bill Gates' Vaccine Dictatorship plan, cites "twisted Messiah Complex The article goes on to state:

"In 2010, the Gates Foundation funded a trial of a GSK’s experimental malaria vaccine, killing 151 African infants and causing serious adverse effects including paralysis, seizure, and febrile convulsions to 1,048 of the 5,049 children.

During Gates 2002 MenAfriVac Campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa, Gates operatives forcibly vaccinated thousands of African children against meningitis. Between 50-500 children developed paralysis. South African newspapers complained, “We are guinea pigs for drug makers”

Nelson Mandela’s former Senior Economist, Professor Patrick Bond, describes Gates’ philantropic practices as “ruthless” and “immoral”.

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In 2010, Gates committed $10 billion to the WHO promising to reduce population, in part, through new vaccines. A month later Gates told a Ted Talk that new vaccines “could reduce population”. In 2014, Kenya’s Catholic Doctors Association accused the WHO of chemically sterilizing millions of unwilling Kenyan women with a phony “tetanus” vaccine campaign.

Independent labs found the sterility formula in every vaccine tested.

After denying the charges, WHO finally admitted it had been developing the sterility vaccines for over a decade.

Similar accusations came from Tanzania, Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines.

A 2017 study (Morgensen et.Al.2017) showed that WHO’s popular DTP is killing more African than the disease it pretends to prevent. Vaccinated girls suffered 10x the death rate of unvaccinated children.

Gates and the WHO refused to recall the lethal vaccine which WHO forces upon millions of African children annually.

Global public health advocates around the world accuse Gates of – hijacking WHO’s agenda away from the projects that are proven to curb infectious diseases; clean water, hygiene, nutrition and economic development.

They say he has diverted agency resources to serve his personal fetish – that good health only comes in a syringe.

In addition to using his philanthropy to control WHO, UNICEF, GAVI and PATH, Gates funds private pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines, and a massive network of pharmaceutical industry front groups that broadcast deceptive propaganda, develop fraudulent studies, conduct surveillance and psychological operations against vaccine hesitancy and use Gates’ power and money to silence dissent and coerce compliance.

In this recent nonstop Pharmedia appearances, Gates appears gleeful that the Covid-19 crisis will give him the opportunity to force his third-world vaccine programs on American children."

So folks, is this REALLY the guy you want at the proverbial "tip of the spear" of US Vaccine programs, where vaccines might be mandated, which haven't been fully vetted, because they are so lucrative to the pharmaceutical companies with which Gates is presently involved?!?

I'm just saying... let's think about this, long and hard.

May 04 01:49

GOV. NEWSOM SAYS CALIFORNIA WENT FROM SURPLUS TO 'TENS OF BILLIONS IN DEFICIT' IN WEEKS, WON'T GET BY WITHOUT FEDERAL HELP

SOURCE: ZERO HEDGE
Newsom Says California Went From Surplus To 'Tens Of Billions In Deficit’ In Weeks, Won’t Get By Without Federal Help
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) says the nation’s most populous state has flipped from 'tens of billions in surplus’ to deficits over the course of weeks.

"Last year I did a May revise with a $21.4 billion budget surplus," Newsom said on Friday during his daily coronavirus briefing, according to Bloomberg. "This year I will be doing a May revise looking at tens of billions of dollars in deficit. We just went tens of billions in surplus in just weeks to deficits."

Newsom, a first-term Democrat, is scheduled to revise his budget proposal by May 14 with the latest estimates on revenue and spending. In January, he proposed a $153 billion general-fund budget that increased spending by about 2% from the current year that ends June 30 and socked away about $5 billion more into rainy day funds. -Bloomberg

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those entitlement programs are unfunded mandates, which can immediately make any state's balance sheets turn red.

And of course, Republicans are loving the pain, in Democratic-dominated states like California, because they think that it may cause both "regime change" in the Senate and House, as well as in gubernatorial elections.

May 04 01:45

PAYDAY LENDERS ARE CHARGING UP TO 780% INTEREST AMID CORONAVIRUS PANIC

A payday loan is a cash advance on a paycheque or government assistance like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). All you need is a pay stub (or proof of income), an address, and bank account information. It can be done online and can take just a few minutes.

But they are the most expensive credit available. According to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, interest charged on these loans over a year ranges from 260 to 780 percent. A recent report by the think tank Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows that payday lenders charge the maximum they can get away with under provincial laws—up to 652 percent over a year in Prince Edward Island and 391 percent interest over a year in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That this vile practice is still allowed to continue, does not speak well for the alleged "leadership" either in Canada, or the US.

One has to wonder; just what is the relationship between payday lenders, and those in governments who allow them to continue to exist?

May 04 01:42

VENEZUELA SAYS EIGHT KILLED IN FOILED 'INVASION BY SEA'

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA
Venezuela's government has said it foiled a marine incursion by "terrorist mercenaries" who attempted to enter the country on speedboats from neighbouring Colombia, adding security forces killed eight of the fighters.

The group landed early on Sunday on a beach in the port city of La Guaira, about 20 miles (32km) from the capital Caracas, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said in a televised address.

"They tried to carry out an invasion by sea, a group of terrorist mercenaries from Colombia, in order to commit terrorist acts in the country, murdering leaders of the revolutionary government," he said.

Socialist Party leader Diosdado Cabello said eight people were killed and two were detained.

"We have deactivated an attempted incursion of our territory, thanks to intelligence efforts," Cabello told reporters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't think that this didn't happen, but was, perhaps, one of the "death by a thousand cuts" planned for the Venezuelan government, courtesy of the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika.

This attempt may well have not engineered to succeed; it may have been engineered, rather, to simply put more pressure on Maduros' government, already reeling under the boot of American sanctions.

May 04 01:37

'40 VISITS AND HIS OWN OFFICE': JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S LINKS TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY REVEALED IN NEW REPORT

SOURCE: YAHOO
Jeffrey Epstein had his own office at Harvard University and visited the college more than 40 times after he was released from prison on sex crimes charges in 2010, according to a new report.

An internal review by Harvard, published on Friday, laid bare deep, longstanding ties between Epstein and the university that were only cut after fresh allegations emerged against the disgraced late financier in 2018.

Harvard confirmed that Epstein, who died in a New York prison in August awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges, had made more than $9 million (£7m) in donations to them over the years.

His money funded the construction of at least one campus building.

The review found that no gifts were received from Epstein, who was not an alumni, following his conviction in 2008 for Florida state sex crimes, one of which involved soliciting sex for pay from an underage girl.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Attempting to "buy respectability" is nothing new in American society; but where the hell was Harvard upper management, both academic and financial, to vet precisely why Epstein was attempting to buy it here, and what the underlying reasons for this "purchase" might be?

When an educational institution with the prestige of Harvard, will take "anybody's money", it begs the question of true transparency; unless, of course, that no longer matters to the institution in question.

May 04 01:30

FEAR AND LOATHING OF THE COVID-19 ECONOMY

SOURCE: KURT NIMMO
Let me begin by saying I don’t know anything definitive about the origin of COVID-19. I don’t know if it is a natural mutation or a manmade biological weapon. I don’t trust the government and its media corporations to report the truth on the virus or the actual number of victims it has claimed. The WHO—owned by Merck, the GAVI Alliance, and the Gates Foundation—and the CDC—allowed to receive “gifts” from Big Pharma and corporations—are corrupt institutions that have lied about pandemics in the past, so why should we believe them now?

Despite revised numbers and evidence computer models were seriously flawed—one might argue deliberately so—the corporate media continues to report COVID-19 as something akin to the Black Death. It has done a successful job of scaring the hell out of millions if not billions of people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Covid 19 is being used as the "excuse" for this train wreck of a really badly managed economy, which was on "life support" from far too many Federal infusions of capital in the first place.

May 04 00:31

Fresh bungle on roadblock - and it's come from the top (NZ Police caught lying, again)

There's a fresh police bungle over the Far North roadblock where an essential worker was unlawfully stopped from travelling on State Highway 1. This time it comes from the top, with new police commissioner Andrew Coster making inaccurate comments during a Newstalk ZB interview with Mike Hosking.

And claims have also emerged that police have instructed officers to head directly to any roadblocks established immediately - and not leave there, even if an urgent call for help has been made.

The latest police slip-up followed police apologising for supporting a block on an NZME journalist with essential worker documentation travelling on State Highway 1 north of Houhora.

Having apologised for that, police were also then forced to admit the officer meant to be on the checkpoint had been called away for 70 minutes on an urgent job. It was a backtrack on a senior commander's claim the officer was present, just not in the journalist's "eyesight".

May 03 20:25

NZ Barfoot & Thompson sales plummet 49 per cent from March to April

Sales by Auckland's largest real estate agency dropped 49 per cent from March to April when the Covid-19 lockdown took its toll but May's figures could be worse.

Barfoot & Thompson, estimated to sell more than 40 per cent of Auckland residential properties, today released April data showing its agents had sold 1096 properties in March but only 522 last month during the level 4 lockdown.

The agency's new listings plummeted 86 per cent from 1763 listings in March to just 239 listings in April.

Peter Thompson, managing director, said activity in the Auckland market had been "bruised" by the lockdown.

The Real Estate Institute said sales of properties for around $3.6b was usual during this time of the year.

*Coming to a place near you*

May 03 20:24

NZ Sales figures show 'carnage' in retail sector during level 3 lockdown

Retail sales plummeted in April and the loosened lockdown restrictions haven't improved the outlook for the month ahead.

Retail NZ says online retail sales are up 350 per cent under Alert Level 3, but overall sales are down by about 80 per cent on average.

This follows sales in Level 4 lockdown which were also down 80 per cent.

Greg Harford, chief executive of Retail NZ, said sales had "collapsed" across the sector as uncertainty caused by the pandemic bites.

"Sales across the sector have collapsed and, even online trading, which has been permitted since last Monday, is not delivering sales that will allow retailers to recover from the economic carnage of the last few weeks," Harford said.

May 03 20:23

NZ Council of Licenced Firearm Owners in court over gun law reform

The Government "extinguished all property rights of any kind" for gun owners when it brought in gun law reform last year, a court has heard.

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (Colfo) is in the High Court at Wellington this morning seeking a judicial review of aspects of the Government's gun law reform, made after the Christchurch terror attack.

The hearing is focusing on the ban of several types of ammunition and the assumptions behind it which the Minister of Police relied upon to when making his decision, a Colfo spokesperson earlier said.

"Colfo believes that the banning of these types of ammunition will not make New Zealand safer."

May 03 20:22

Health passports may be introduced to ensure travellers don't have coronavirus

They could be our ticket to travel freedom, and the key for cities to revive struggling economies.

More and more destinations are flagging the potential introduction of health passports that would ensure tourists are virus-free when border lockdowns lift and travelling resumes.

The travel documents would be used in tandem with existing passports to prove tourists and other travellers aren't bringing the virus with them.

The popular Italian island of Sardinia, where the pandemic has crippled the local tourism industry, is keen to introduce them in time for the northern summer.

Under Sardinia's plan, visiting tourists would have to present their health credentials and have their temperatures checked before they can enter.

"This way we hope to relaunch our tourism sector in June," the island's governor, Christian Solinas, told Arab News.

May 03 20:21

Exclusive: (NZ)Legality of police action during covid 19 coronavirus lockdown questioned in legal quarters

*OR HOW LABOUR(NZ)JACINDA ARDEN LIED ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF THE LAW*

Leaked emails from the police top brass show how legally exposed they felt when the country was ordered into lockdown in March.

Emails from Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement to district commanders and to the now Commissioner Andy Coster show a Crown Law opinion warning the police they had little or no power to enforce the lockdown.

That was the case for the first two weeks of the Government orders before the director general of health Ashley Bloomfield used the outdated Health Act to issue specific regulations.

Even then, experts believe that Act was the wrong one to use and that the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act would have been more appropriate.

Parliament's Regulation Review Committee has written to Bloomfield saying there are many questions over the lawfulness of the orders he's issued, in particular isolating and quarantining people who aren't sick and closing businesses.

May 03 13:13

Flashback 17 April: Government Partners With Newspaper Industry On Covid-19 Ad Campaign

The Government and the newspaper industry have formed a three-month advertising partnership to help keep the public safe and the nation united throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 03 08:51

US Embassy: Israeli West Bank Annexation Can Move Forward Without A Palestinian State

The recently established US Embassy in Jerusalem (moved from Tel Aviv last year as part of Trump's plan) has confirmed that the world will soon see the most controversial element of Trump's peace plan put into effect: Israeli annexation over broad swathes of the West Bank, particularly the Jordan Valley.

“As we have made consistently clear, we are prepared to recognize Israeli actions to extend Israeli sovereignty and the application of Israeli law to areas of the West Bank that the [Trump peace plan] foresees as being part of the State of Israel,” a top US Embassy official told the Times of Israel on Friday.

The statement made clear that "Israeli actions" will be validated with or without recognition of a Palestinian state, something which on paper at least Trump's 'deal of the century' offered.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just terrific; President Trump embraces' Netanyahu's "vision" for a non-two state solution, and applauds brisk annexation of the West Bank, and Jordan Valley.

So, what will be the status of Palestinians still stuck in those areas, with utterly no place to go?!?

Will they be granted some kind of at least "token citizenship", or something horrifically worse, like the "
bantustans" of apartheid South Africa?!?

Because, if the Israeli government thinks that they can get away with something like this, with Trump's sincere support for such a process, they will at least try.

I would like to remind all our readers of what this was like for Black South Africans, in apartheid South Africa:

Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

The article goes on to state:

"South Africa's apartheid is a familiar concept the world over. But what did it actually look like?

Established in 1948 under the racialist National Party, apartheid not only meant separate and inferior public services, benches and building entrances for non-whites. It also stripped South African blacks of their citizenship (placing them into tribally-based bantustans instead) and abolished all non-white political representation."

To the Palestinian, and other Arab leaders in Israel; have you actually thought about how peaceful Palestinian representation will happen, when Israel completely prevents the establishment of a two-state solution?!?!?
Because you had better start thinking about that, right the heck now, because it appears that within a short window of three months, this is precisely what is going to happen.

May 03 07:06

Op-Ed: Clinton Global Initiative Supports Total Surveillance State And Incitement Of Citizen-Led Authoritarianism

Contact Tracing? Really? That’s the next big government program to push for total surveillance over our lives. Now the real fallout from the Coronapocalypse comes to light.

The very people who created a fake pandemic out of faulty statistics, media fear-pimping and the rankest of propaganda are now pushing the total surveillance state to protect us (them?) from the next crisis.

James Corbett from the Corbett Report just published an excellent video discussing ‘contact tracing’ as promulgated by (who else?) the Clinton Global Initiative to create an army of new Brown Shirts to assist our wise and benevolent leaders in managing us like livestock.

May 03 06:31

Why Sweden Has Already Won The Debate On COVID-19 "Lockdown" Policy

Authored by Patrick Henningson via 21stCenturyWire.com,

As Europe and North America continue suffering their steady economic and social decline as a direct result of imposing "lockdown" on their populations, other countries have taken a different approach to dealing with the coronavirus threat. You wouldn’t know it by listening to western politicians or mainstream media stenographers, there are also non-lockdown countries. They are led by Sweden, Iceland, Belarus, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Surprisingly to some, their results have been as good or better than the lockdown countries, but without having to endure the socio-economic chaos we are now witnessing across the world. For this reason alone, Sweden and others like them, have already won the policy debate, as well as the scientific one too.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sweden's leadership understood that we have to look at the logic, the science, and the numbers, before putting a civilian population under overwhelming strain, causing the economy, and personal health, to buckle as though it had been hit by a financial tsunami.

May 02 15:46

Who is Bill Gates? A software developer? A businessman? A philanthropist? A global health expert?

Another fine corbettreport video. [ts]

"This question, once merely academic, is becoming a very real question for those who are beginning to realize that Gates' unimaginable wealth has been used to gain control over every corner of the fields of public health, medical research and vaccine development. And now that we are presented with the very problem that Gates has been talking about for years, we will soon find that this software developer with no medical training is going to leverage that wealth into control over the fates of billions of people." TRANSCRIPT AND MP3: www.corbettreport.com/gates

May 02 13:54

Mother reveals her grief after her engineer student son, 22, 'kills himself after being mentally overwhelmed by coronavirus lockdown'

Ben Brown, 22, from Gloucester, killed himself after writing his mother a letter
The Loughborough student spoke how the lockdown was 'overwhelming'
He was described by mother Helen Hartery-Brown as having 'lived life to the full'
**For support call the Samaritans on 116123 or go to www.samaritans.org**

May 01 23:02

China's Surveillance Tech-Centric Society Is Far Superior, Is Desireable, & Gov't, Tech, & Corp Media Believe The US Should Switch NOW — & Will Try To Convince You Any Way They Can

Did you know that the Chinese model of Total Government Domination & Control Of The Socio-Political Sphere & Its Discourse (Online & Off) is objectively betterl -- that, as the Atlantic puts it, one thing we learned from the coronavirus pandemic was that "China was right?"

WHAT?!

This PDF may very well blow your mind.

Links available at source: Fulltext (PDF, JPG, HTML); context; background, textual and videographic analysis; & a detailed graphic mosaic representation of Society therein described.

May 01 20:13

EXPOSED: World Renowned Vaccine Scientist’s Shocking Legal Deposition Now Public

Plotkin under oath, Jan 11, 2018:
Durning his recent testimony, Dr. Plotkin was asked how many fetuses were related to his work in vaccines to which he confidently answered “two.” However when the attorney gave Dr. Plotkin a copy of his own study citing his early work at the Wistar Institute, the doctor was forced to admit that in just one study, out of several conducted, he used the tissues of “76 fetuses.”

May 01 18:42

Coronavirus Totals - Lockdown vs No Lockdown

Locked down:

US
Population is estimated at 331,002,651. The population density is 36 people per Km 2
Infections: 1,130,851
Deaths: 65,729

UK
Population is estimated at 63,182,000. Population density is 259 people per Km 2
Infections: 178,566
Deaths: 27,579

Not locked down:

Sweden
Population is estimated at 10,099,265. Population density is 25 people per Km 2
Infections: 21,520
Deaths: 2,653

Belarus
Population is estimated at 9,449,323. Population density is 47 people per Km 2
Infections: 14,917
Deaths: 93

Japan
Population is estimated at 126,476,461. Population density is 347 people per Km 2. Tokyo's population is estimated at 37,393,129 with a density of 6,224 people per Km 2
Infections: 14,088
Deaths: 430

So why the lock downs? Tucker Carlson eloquently explains:

May 01 09:15

The Military Was Just Ordered To Active Duty -- STATESIDE?!

The executive order (fulltext hyperlinked), is dated April 1, 2020 but was revised on the 30th. The same day the lockdown orders — extended on March 29, effectively lapse.

What the hell is going on?

May 01 04:20

EU’re on your own: Dutch PM Rutte says there should be ‘no, no, no’ Covid-19 bailout for Italy & Spain (VIDEO)

As EU top dogs attempt to agree on a Covid-19 rescue package for the worst-affected member states, including Italy and Spain, Dutch PM Mark Rutte publicly reaffirmed his view on the matter to a concerned voter: “No, no, no.”
Rutte was approached on Wednesday by a worker at a waste collection plant, who implored: “Please! Do not give the Italians and Spanish the money!”

“Oh! No, no, no,” Rutte responded in a comment captured by news cameras, adding that he would “take note” of the request, all while offering a thumbs up to the worker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but if the EU is going to "hold itself harmless and indemnify itself" against any financial aid for members horribly affected by Covid 19, can anyone tell me, please, what the advantage is for a European Country to be a part of the EU?!?

The logical short answer is, "Absolutely Nothing!!"

May 01 04:16

EU’re on your own: Dutch PM Rutte says there should be ‘no, no, no’ Covid-19 bailout for Italy & Spain (VIDEO)

As EU top dogs attempt to agree on a Covid-19 rescue package for the worst-affected member states, including Italy and Spain, Dutch PM Mark Rutte publicly reaffirmed his view on the matter to a concerned voter: “No, no, no.”
Rutte was approached on Wednesday by a worker at a waste collection plant, who implored: “Please! Do not give the Italians and Spanish the money!”

“Oh! No, no, no,” Rutte responded in a comment captured by news cameras, adding that he would “take note” of the request, all while offering a thumbs up to the worker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but if the EU is going to "hold itself harmless and indemnify itself" against any financial aid for members horribly affected by Covid 19, can anyone tell me, please, what the advantage is for a European Country to be a part of the EU?!?

The logical short answer is, "Absolutely Nothing!!"

May 01 04:13

Shocker: FBI Lied, Hid Evidence, Covered Up State of Disorder

Notorious for failing in its duty to thwart terrorist attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is under fire again, this time from a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators who want the beleaguered law enforcement agency investigated for “major abnormalities” involving evidence in a terrorism case. Known for its corrupt method of operating, the FBI appears to be hiding evidence critical to a pending Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) lawsuit brought by family members of 9/11 victims. Two years ago, the FBI received a civil subpoena in the case and the lawmakers believe the agency has committed numerous violations and may be trying to conceal that its “investigative files are in a state of disorder.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'm appalled, but not shocked; for the current iteration of the FBI, such horrific, ethicless behaviour, has become absolutely the "New Normal".

May 01 04:08

Illinois' billionaire governor dodges question about his wife leaving town to see out coronavirus pandemic on their $12.1million equine estate in Florida as he extends stay-at-home order to May 30

Billionaire Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker dodged a question about the whereabouts of his wife during a press conference Wednesday after it was reported she had left the state to ride out the stay-at-home from their $12.1million Florida equine estate.

Gov. Pritzker refused to answer the question stating his family should not not be brought into politics, slamming the story as 'reprehensible' despite his wife M.K. Pritzker having an office in the Illinois Capitol and a full-time staffer.

In contrast, answering the question immediately after about businesses in the state disobeying the stay-at-home order, Pritzker warned that there were many ways they could be punished for reopening too soon.

The report that the first lady had left the state came after the governor extended 'All Illinois' stay-at-home order through May 30 and faced several legal challenges for doing so. The stay-at-home order is the second longest in America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The monied, when creating edicts for the rest of us, sincerely believe that they are totally above the law on issues like this.

May 01 04:05

Incredible scenes at Michigan Capitol as anti-lockdown protesters armed with rifles storm Senate gallery while lawmakers wearing BULLETPROOF VESTS vote against extending Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's state of emergency

Lawmakers were seen wearing bulletproof vests as armed protesters stormed Michigan's Capitol in Lansing just moments before the state's House of Representatives denied Gov Gretchen Whitmer's request to extend her state of emergency.

Photos from inside the Michigan House Chamber showed elected officials wearing bulletproof vests while men holding guns stood above them.

'Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today,' Sen Dayna Polehanki tweeted Thursday afternoon.

In Michigan, guns are permitted inside the state's Capitol as long as they are visible and carried with lawful intent.

Protesters, who weren't wearing masks, were seen yelling within inches of officers from the Michigan State Police.

Others were heard chanting: 'Let us in! Let us in!'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please note; absolutely no one got hurt or injured, but the demonstrators made certain of one thing; their legislators knew that they were firmly, but peacefully, 2nd Amendment Brothers and Sisters.

May 01 03:55

‘Israeli helicopters’ fire missiles at Syrian military sites – state media

Israeli helicopters attacked a number of military positions in southern Syria with missiles, Syrian state media reported, noting the strikes inflicted “limited material damage."

The aircraft bombed sites in the Quneitra and Daraa provinces early on Friday morning after approaching from the occupied Golan Heights, firing some five missiles, according to the Jerusalem Post. A number of unconfirmed reports said the targets included militias allied to Damascus, such as Hezbollah, in addition to the Syrian military.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how long Russia's Putin is willing to put up with this Israeli nonsense, before he cuts loose with an industrial-strength "NYET!!", and backs it up with military action.

May 01 03:46

CIA-Funded Experiments and Psychological Torture Techniques Exposed By Director of New BBC Doc

UN torture expert Nils Melzer drafted a report on psychological torture after previewing a new film on its modern origins. The documentary shows how a well-respected Scottish psychiatrist was covertly funded by the CIA to experiment on his patients in Canada.

Stephen Bennett's documentary Eminent Monsters: A Manual for Modern Torture examines the history of CIA-funded human experiments as part of a "brainwashing" programme codenamed MK Ultra. The results of these experiments would later inform psychological torture techniques used by the British in Northern Ireland and US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mengele would have been so proud of this guy!!

But there is one thing to consider, when a nation/state uses or outsources torture.

First, it completely destroys that nation's reputation for being a supporter of human rights and human dignity; any statements to the contrary should be met with raucous and unbelieving laughter.

Torture is not used to find any real actionable information, but for "confessions"; people being tortured will say ANYTHING they want their torturers to hear, in order to get their torture to stop. And that is generally "confessions" with which to drive the "engines" of a state-sanctioned narratives.

Torturers love to torture, because they know they can get away with it, when it is state-sanctioned. and are, at the deepest psychological levels, very twisted and sick individuals.

And lastly, when a country tortures, it gives carte blanche to any other country that doesn't particularly like it, to torture both their civilians, and their military; please think about that for a moment.

May 01 03:35

Sister & ‘Confidante’ Yo-jong Most Likely to Succeed Kim Jong-un, US Congressional Report Says

Kim Yo-jong, who has been progressing quickly through the ruling party ranks over the past few years, played a prominent role in her brother's diplomacy being by his side at key state meetings, such as his summits with President Donald Trump in Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam last year. However, analysts wonder whether a woman could take up the reins of the country, especially without being explicitly blessed by her brother, the report says.

The CRS goes further to note that any power struggle may have major implications for the United States, including on such burning issues as North Korea's nuclear arsenal and the possibility of a confrontation with China that could "alter the fundamental security structure of the region” etc.

Meanwhile, things still look calm from the economic perspective, the report says noting North Korea has shown "few signs of severe economic distress that could trigger a systemic collapse".

May 01 03:31

America The Victim: Are Enemies Lining Up For Revenge In The Wake Of COVID-19?

Authored by Philip Giraldi via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

When in trouble politically, governments have traditionally conjured up a foreign enemy to explain why things are going wrong.

Whatever one chooses to believe about the coronavirus, the fact is that it has resulted in considerable political backlash against a number of governments whose behavior has been perceived as either too extreme or too dilatory. Donald Trump’s White House has taken shots from both directions and the response to the disease has also been pilloried due to repeated gaffes by the president himself. The latest mis-spoke, now being framed by Trump’s press secretary as sarcasm, involved a presidential suggestion that one might consider injecting or imbibing disinfectant to treat the disease, either of which could easily prove lethal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we appear to be seeing here, is an out-of-control President, who somehow has never, either in his private life, or his extraordinarily disappointing and thoroughly vilifiable public life, been told that when you screw up, particularly in his role as "Leader of the Free World", one takes responsibility for one's screw ups, listens to true wisdom as to how to fix them, and does the work to do so.

Not this President; he is ready to blame; vilify; sanction; and literally threaten multiple wars across multiple parts of the earth, in order to make it appear that he has utterly no responsibility for the state of the world today, in terms of health, from the global pandemic, and how it has affected the US; geopolitics; or the economy, which has just fallen into the proverbial, undrainable gutter, and may not get up again for a very long, long, time.

I don't know about you, folks, but I cringe at our options this November; on one hand, we have a mentally enfeebled, potential serial sexual predator, who may well, if he wins the election, have to be replaced by his running mate and Vice President shortly after the election, by the invocation of the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution, or... the man currently residing in the oval office, who is pathologically incapable of taking personal, or professional responsibility over the intense, foul harm his presidency has caused this country... and the world.

May 01 03:16

China's 'Belt And Road' Partners Beg Beijing For Bilateral Bailouts

China's cash-strapped partners in their "Belt and Road" (BRI) global development project have been begging Beijing for debt relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Financial Times.

And according to Chinese policy advisers, the Xi regime is considering several options - including suspending interest payments on loans from the country's financial institutions. That said, outright debt forgiveness is unlikely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Chinese firms handling China's loans will ultimately overcome this issue; but rather than a small "bump in the road" for BRI, it may prove to be more of a giant pothole for China's aspirations.

May 01 03:13

Swiss Health & Tranquility Law Sparks "Desperate" Snitching To Counter Lockdown-Deniers

A post-corona world has given rise to corona-moral shaming is translating into people snooping and snitching on their neighbors who break social distancing rules to police and town authorities.
SnooSnoo
Folks in Switzerland have taken snooping and snitching to an entirely different level during lockdowns, as many have used private detectives to do their dirty work, reported Reuters.

Christian Sideris, the founder of Seeclop, a Geneva-based private eye, has said requests for snooping on neighbors have been extraordinary, considering people have been confined to their homes for at least a month, many are living in frustrations of others around them.

"We have a lot of these types of cases because people are confined and on top of each other all day," Sideris said, describing some callers as "desperate."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Snooping and snitching..." not the best humankind has to offer, is it?!?

May 01 03:11

WHO Cuts 80% Of Humanitarian Aid To War-Torn Yemen At Moment COVID-19 Emerges

Authored by Julia Conley via CommonDreams.org,

The United Nations warned Monday that the World Health Organization would likely impose drastic cuts to humanitarian aid in Yemen this week, a move that follows the Trump administration's slashing of funds for the global health agency.

Lise Grande, U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said WHO is expected to suspend about 80% of its funding for Yemen's hospitals, primary healthcare programs, and other healthcare needs.

The announcement at a panel hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies came two weeks after Yemen reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Although the official number of cases remains low, Al-Monitor reported last week that many cases may have been kept secret from the public and from global health organizations.

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This withholding of funds and aid... is genocide writ large, folks.

Apr 30 19:55

Pompeo Demands Countries Block Airspace To Iran's 'Terrorist Airline' After Venezuela Deliveries

The US is going on the offensive once again against Venezuela, this time attempting to break up growing Iranian cooperation and assistance to Caracas. The two so-called 'rogue states' recently targeted for US-imposed regime change are helping each other fight coronavirus as well as Washington-led sanctions. Specifically Tehran has ramped up cargo deliveries related getting Venezuela's derelict oil refineries fully operational.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in new statements has called on international allies to block airspace specifically for Iran's Mahan Air, currently under US sanctions, and which has in recent days delivered cargoes of "unknown support" to the Venezuelan government, according to Pompeo's words.

Late last week it was revealed Venezuela received a huge boost in the form of oil refinery materials and chemicals to fix the catalytic cracking unit at the 310,000 barrels-per-day Cardon refinery, essential to the nation's gas production.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh holy crud, is Pompeo attempting to pull another "Libya" toward Iran and Venezuela?!?

Please remember what was done here, and why:

Military intervention in Libya

The Wikipedia article goes on to state: "On 19 March 2011, a multi-state NATO-led coalition began a military intervention in Libya, ostensibly to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, in response to events during the Libyan Civil War. The United Nations' intent and voting was to have "an immediate ceasefire in Libya, including an end to the current attacks against civilians, which it said might constitute crimes against humanity ... imposing a ban on all flights in the country's airspace – a no-fly zone – and tightened sanctions on the [Muammar] Gaddafi regime and its supporters."[26]

American and British naval forces fired over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles,[27] whereas the French Air Force, British Royal Air Force, and Royal Canadian Air Force[28] undertook sorties across Libya and a naval blockade by Coalition forces.[29] French jets launched air strikes against Libyan Army tanks and vehicles.[30][31] The intervention did not employ foreign ground troops.[32]

The Libyan government response to the campaign was totally ineffectual, with Gaddafi's forces not managing to shoot down a single NATO plane despite the country possessing 30 heavy SAM batteries, 17 medium SAM batteries, 55 light SAM batteries (a total of 400–450 launchers, including 130–150 2K12 Kub launchers and some 9K33 Osa launchers), and 440–600 short-ranged air-defense guns.[14][33] The official names for the interventions by the coalition members are Opération Harmattan by France; Operation Ellamy by the United Kingdom; Operation Mobile for the Canadian participation and Operation Odyssey Dawn for the United States.[34] Italy initially opposed the intervention but then offered to take part in the operations on the condition that NATO took the leadership of the mission instead of individual countries (particularly France). As this condition was later met, Italy shared its bases and intelligence with the allies.[35]"

I would like to remind you of the very sober, and thoroughly terrifying, observation, that those who do not understand history... are doomed to repeat it.

Libya lies in ruins today, still suffering from the horrifically violent upheaval of a civil war which has raged across the country from this military intervention in 2011, well into today, in April of 2020, making it 9 years of civil war.

Can NATO be talked into such a monstrous reality yet again, and if so, could they be demanded/cajoled by Pompeo, in creating another "no-fly", coupled with a "No Sail" zone over Iran and the Persian Gulf, while the OAS is also cajoled/commanded to do the same thing to Venezuela? and if so, how would they enforce it?!?

Please remember: Venezuela left the OAS in April of last year, Venezuela leaves OAS, Claiming that President Trump "Runs Over Member States."

And how will Russia react, if such a thing happens?!?

Remember, Russia assured Iran last year, that if the US attacks it, Iran will not be alone, if the US attacks.

Folks, we are about to be introduced to an alleged, new "Axis of Evil"; I would encourage you to examine those claims before you "jump on the bandwagon here and say, "HELL, yes, let's go to war with Venezuela and Iran, they are colluding like twin halves of an evil empire!!".

Venezuela may not be very useful in a long-term, geopolitical firefight, but Iran is, and would be; Russia's strategy, would then probably be to attempt to make any potential US invasion of Iran draw quick and immediate parallels with the horrific, ultimate ending of the war against Vietnam, in which the US government and military just got "ground down."

The longer I live, the more I understand that both the US government and military, seem to have very difficult challenges in learning from their mistakes; I wish I could see this as being otherwise, but 20th and 21st US history and logic, forbid me from seeing the facts this way.

Apr 30 19:32

Top Female Democrats Calling Biden Accuser A Liar

Two powerful Democratic women are calling Joe Biden's sexual assault accuser a liar, in sharp contrast to the #MeToo movement's mantra of 'believe all women.'

Stacey Abrams, who hopes to become Biden's vice presidential pick, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) - whose father was involved with the NXIVM sex cult which exploited countless women, have both rushed to Biden's defense. Now, instead of 'believe all women,' they're saying that women have the 'right to be heard,' but that they don't believe former Biden staffer Tara Reade's claims that he sexually assaulted her in 1993, according to The Hill.

"I know Joe Biden and I think he’s telling the truth and this did not happen," said Abrams in an appearance on CNN.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Joe Biden, if elected, may well not be the first sexual predator elected to the White House What interview did CBS TV edit for Candidate Clinton?, nor, most probably, will he be the last.

We, unfortunately, want "magical" leadership, without blemish or remorse, and when an accuser lets slip that something did happen negatively, there is a huge massive effort, by both parties, to attempt to bury such behaviour under that proverbial rug, which I don't think should ever happen.

But the utter tone-deafness of the Democratic party here would be hysterically funny, were not the stakes so high in November, and they have some other "behavioural anomalies on the part of Biden which I am sure the Republicans will be dishing up for them as "Ukrainian Scandal Tartare", between now, and the election in November.

FLASHBACK, 2018: Joe Biden Brags At CFR Meeting About Withholding Aid To Ukraine To Force Firing Of Prosecutor

God help us, our "choices" come November for President are absolutely appalling, and I would suggest that there may be, on the Democratic side, some chilling and intense maneuvering (most probably by Hillary Rodham Mc Clinton) for the Vice-Presidential spot.

Come January, or perhaps slightly later in the year, as the effects of mental deterioration becomes unmistakeable for "Uncle Joe", the 25th Amendment may well be invoked to send him to a comfortably padded cell in his estate, and Hillary may be sworn in as President, with (most probably) Nancy Pelosi being sworn in as Vice-President.

And should Trump be re-elected, we will still be saddled with a President who would not understand the concept of true statescraft, even if, in a post-Covid 19 world, it reached out and embraced him.

It appears, from his behaviour to date as President, that President Trump only understands bullying, intimidation, threats and war, as the "only way of getting anything done."

His belligerency and hubris do not bode well for the future of this country or peace in this world, should he get re-elected: and folks, that bites, horrifically.

And I have to ask, is this the actual best the Republicans and Democrats can offer up in this year's election, or does it really matter anyway, because what never gets interrupted... is the way in which the US Deep States ALWAYS "gets what it wants", no matter how its goals will simply grind the lives of ordinary working citizens into the mire?!?

Ever noticed that whenever we vote, at least in the national elections, how very little actually, substantially changes, no matter who the candidates are?!?

Just asking.

Apr 30 18:53

Amazon To Use Banned Chinese Firm's Orwellian Thermal Cameras To Scan Workers

A new Reuters investigation published Wednesday has exposed an Amazon-China bombshell, but which perhaps should come as little surprise. Chinese tech utilized in the communist state's own deeply controversial repressive surveillance network monitoring citizens for signs of 'dissent' will now come to an Amazon warehouse near you:

Amazon.com Inc has bought cameras to take temperatures of workers during the coronavirus pandemic from a firm the United States blacklisted over allegations it helped China detain and monitor the Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

China’s Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd shipped 1,500 cameras to Amazon this month in a deal valued close to $10 million, one of the people said. At least 500 systems from Dahua - the blacklisted firm - are for Amazon’s use in the United States, another person said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised here; it was only a question of when, not if, such technology would find its way to the USA.

Apr 30 18:51

CMBS Implosion: Unprecedented Surge In New Delinquencies Heralds Commercial Real Estate Disaster

Yesterday's news that Saks Fifth Avenue parent Hudson's Bay had missed its April payment on at least two commercial-mortgage backed securities prompted us to take a look at the current state of the CMBS market and, boy, was it ugly.

According to the latest remittance data compiled by Morgan Stanley, a record 66 loans totaling $1.0bn became newly delinquent in April, which is the greatest month-over-month change. In total, 324 loans with a total balance of $4.8bn are currently delinquent, which is also an all time high.

Apr 30 18:48

Las Vegas Transforms Casino Into Food Bank As Working Poor Line Up For Miles 

In a post-corona world, Americans returned to some casinos along the Las Vegas Strip, but as we explain in this piece, they are not gambling.

A new, shocking reality has unfolded in a world of social distancing, stay-at-home public health orders, a crashed economy, and tens of millions of people out of work, the rise of America's new breadlines, as we've documented over the last several months, has been reminiscent of the breadlines of the Great Depression.

The Daily Mail, citing local reports from Nevada Public Radio, indicates some casinos in "Sin City" have been transformed into food banks as tens of thousands of working poor have recently become unemployed in the past six weeks thanks to the lockdowns. Many of these folks were employed at casinos, hotels, restaurants, and other non-essential businesses that remain closed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the hell of it is, with election day coming closer and closer, neither of the candidates for President can fix this, come the first of 2021; In spite of the rhetoric on both sides, neither side of the aisle has a real clue as to what the hell is going on, and what, actually, to do to fix it, there is anything which can fix it.

That leads me to a sister article at this site, with the title: The unseen costs of government-forced lockdowns

Apr 30 11:38

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Appeared in 2010 Documentary to Advocate ‘Tracking Bracelets’ For Vaccine Refusniks

Canada’s current Chief Public Health Officer appeared in a recently resurfaced 2010 documentary in which she advocated using mandatory “tracking bracelets” for people who refuse to take a vaccine after a virus outbreak.

Apr 30 11:00

'Lockdown is FASCIST': Elon Musk demands that people are given 'back their God-damn freedom' after his California Tesla plant is shut for another MONTH as he veers off script in Tesla earnings call

'I think the people are going to be very angry about this and are very angry,' Musk said as he went off track in the call about earnings. 'It’s like somebody should be, if somebody wants to stay in the house that’s great, they should be allowed to stay in the house and they should not be compelled to leave.

'To say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist. This is not democratic, this is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom!'

Apr 30 10:12

California urgent care doctors make case for reopening America

Doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi co-own a chain of seven Accelerated Urgent Care centers, from Bakersfield to Temecula. Here they are interviewed by Laura Ingraham, 4/28/20.

Apr 30 05:38

Dr. Dan Erickson Interviewed On L.A. Drive Time Radio 4/29/20 (Audio)

Doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi co-own a chain of seven Accelerated Urgent Care centers, from Bakersfield to Temecula. On Wednesday April 29 Dr. Erickson was a guest on KFI AM 640's John and Ken show.
You can listen here. The interview is 17 minutes.

Apr 29 16:48

Dr. Judy Mikovits (American Researcher) on Coronavirus

Dr. Mikovits has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, many in the world’s top medical journals and she has been profiled in Discover magazine as well as the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Her pioneering work during her 20-year career at the National Cancer Institute includes the discovery of the modulation of DNA methylation machinery by human retro viral infection and the development of the concept of inflammatory cytokines and chemokine signatures of infection and disease, which was first published in 1999, when she directed the Laboratory of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms in developing therapeutics and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS and AIDS associated malignancies.

These are all therapies that are still the standard of care twenty-five years later and credited with saving millions of deaths from HIV/AIDS.

Apr 29 14:38

Can You Find This Video? | corbettreport


POST YOUR FINDINGS: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=36235

The viral video of Dr. Erickson and Dr. Massihi's Covid-19 press conference is missing . . . from YouTube. But it's still on the web? Can you find it? Take James' challenge and find the video, save the video to your hard drive, and then tell other people how you did it in today's hands-on edition of The Corbett Report.

Apr 29 07:20

NYC Mayor de Blasio, NYPD 'breaking up' rabbi's funeral attended by hundreds

This little tinpot dictator has had a really bad week. Dick picks and swastikas on his snitch line. Getting caught with his wife breaking curfew and then he orders the most corrupt police department in America to break up a funeral and goes along to rub it in. I think he picked on the wrong people this time.
Barr needs to put his money where his mouth is and indict DeBlovio and NYPD and it's thugs for violation of civil rights. Give em the max, life!

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Something absolutely unacceptable happened in Williamsburg tonite: a large funeral gathering in the middle of this pandemic. When I heard, I went there myself to ensure the crowd was dispersed. And what I saw WILL NOT be tolerated so long as we are fighting the Coronavirus
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Apr 28 21:24

Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing - Full Video

Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing - Full Video

This is a video two California medical doctors (immunologists) who presented their data concerning COVID-19. Because their findings conflicted with the globalist narrative, YouTube censors banned it.

Apr 28 18:33

W.H.O. Director Has Strong Ties to Bill Gates, Clinton Foundation, Dr. Fauci, China and Genocide

The WHO Director is a former member of a terrorist organization.
The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)

It is therefore rather astonishing to discover that Ghebreyesus’ political career began at the politburo of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPFL), a terrorist organization of the Tigray minority ethnic group (6% of the Ethiopian population), listed in the U.S. Homeland Security Global Terrorism Database for a series of kidnappings, bombings and armed robberies.[3]

Apr 28 18:29

BREAKING: RFK Jr. Asks if Dr. Shiva Owning a Vaccine Company & Partnering with Microsoft is Why He’s Splintering the Movement

Interesting. All roads lead back to The Clinton's, Gates and Obama. After the election in 2016 it was said the the dems would try to impeach Trump if that failed they would destroy the economy. Well........?

Dr. Birx’s husband is former Bill Clinton advance man Paige Reffe. This relationship with Democrats and the Clinton’s is something that the good doctor is unable to separate from.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/exclusive-dr-birxs-connection...

If Dr. Fauci is one of the Clinton favorites, its quite possible that he would be more than willing to take advantage of his time in front of the television cameras during his 15 minutes of fame in the crisis by sabotaging the biggest threat the deep state swamp dwellers have ever faced.
http://newshourfirst.com/2020/03/31/the-scary-connection-between-fauci...

Apr 28 12:26

How Will History Treat The Coronavirus Lockdown? With Prof. Denis Rancourt - RonPaulLibertyReport


You won't want to miss this very special Liberty Report! Former University of Ottawa physics professor Denis Rancourt joins today's program to examine the science behind government and media claims about the coronavirus outbreak. Does a national lockdown make any sense? Why did the scientists that governments listen to seem to get the numbers all wrong? And why have other scientists who challenged the accepted wisdom been silenced and ignored? What are the numbers? Why is the media only interested in bolstering government rhetoric, no matter how incorrect it proves to be? And, very importantly, why did state and local authorities take measures that almost guaranteed that senior care facilities would see more widespread suffering and death than necessary?

Apr 28 12:19

The Truth About Vaccines 2020, Episode-7. (Starting tonight for 24 hours viewing)

The Truth About Vaccines 2020, Episode-7, will air starting tonight (Tu 4/28/20, 9pm EST), thereafter for 24 hours.
Topic: "Natural Immunization, Homeoprophylaxis & Fundamental Freedom of Choice"
Basically: Alternatives to vaccines who don't want to vaccinate.
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Apr 28 04:34

Police Cancel Drone Spying, Showing Resistance to the COVID-19 Police State Works

America is currently in utter turmoil. After panic buying emptied shelves across the country, millions of unemployed people began spending their last dollar on food, hundreds of cities have been placed on lockdown, and cops are using Chinese-made patrol drones to monitor citizens 24 hours a day.

In a matter of weeks, America has shifted from the land of the free to the land of the economic collapse and newly ushered in police state. The level of fear among the populace is at an all time high and the authoritarians are exploiting it. They are using America’s fear to give massive sums of money to special interests while fleecing the value of the dollar and ensuring lifetimes of debt for future generations. And, they are ushering in a police state, the likes of which we have never seen.

Apr 27 10:49

The Rise of Coronavirus Surveillance

Fear is a powerful force. Fear is not just an emotion: it is a state of heightened physiological arousal. Fear lowers our immunity. Fear makes careful decision-making difficult.

Fear also makes us susceptible to suggestion, and this is exploitable.

In Naomi Klein’s 2007 book The Shock Doctrine, the author (someone we have deep disagreements with, especially on the issue of “green” energy) writes that “in moments of crisis, people are willing to hand over a great deal of power to anyone who claims to have a magic cure—whether the crisis is a financial meltdown or, as the Bush administration would later show, a terrorist attack.”

Or a virus.

Apr 27 10:17

Virus mobile tracking app may be mandatory

A mobile phone app to help with coronavirus case tracing could be compulsory if not enough Australians voluntarily download the software for it to be effective.

Apr 27 05:39

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies to Congress about microchips & vaccine research on C-SPAN 10/23/2001

OCTOBER 23, 2001
Bioterrorism Vaccines
Secretary Thompson and Mr. Fauci testified about recent cases of anthrax and threats to public safety. Among the issues they addressed were heightened security measures in post offices around the country, the ability of public health services to respond to bioterrorism, vaccine research, and development plans related to biological weapons.

The hearing was held at the Health and Human Services building as House office buildings remained closed as officials conducted sweeps for anthrax contamination

Apr 27 04:46

Trump Regime Aims to Suppress Iranian Truth-Telling

US hostility toward Iran is all about its sovereign independence — free from US control.

It’s also because of its large hydrocarbon resources the US seeks control over, along with wanting Israel’s main rival neutralized.

Hostile US policy toward Iran reached a unprecedented level under Trump and hardliners surrounding him.Earlier the Obama regime falsely claimed that the US can “seize any .com, .net and .org domain name because the companies that have the contracts to administer them are based on United States soil.”

Cyberspace is the last frontier of press freedom. Without it, the Internet would be like cable TV, controlled by corporate giants.

Truth-telling would be marginalized and silenced, speech and press freedoms consigned to the dustbin of history — where things are heading without redoubtable resistance.

Republicans and Dems are hostile to free and open expression.

Apr 27 04:34

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he is ‘confident’ US will support West Bank annexation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he was “confident” he will be able to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank this summer, with support from the US.

Speaking to an online gathering of evangelical Christian supporters of Israel, Netanyahu said President Donald Trump’s Mideast plan envisions turning over Israel’s dozens of settlements, as well as the strategic Jordan Valley, to Israeli control.

“A couple of months from now, I’m confident that that pledge will be honoured, that we will be able to celebrate another historic moment in the history of Zionism,” Netanyahu said.

Israeli annexation of West Bank territory would be highly controversial, drawing widespread international condemnations and extinguishing any lingering hopes of establishing a viable independent Palestinian state alongside Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This takeover will be viewed as a "clear and present danger" to any hope of a viable peace in the Middle East; unfortunately, President Trump is so "enraptured" with this particular BFF in the Middle East, that he most probably will not even whisper a hint of concern when it happens.

Apr 27 04:22

‘Destroying the Knesset’: Thousands protest in Tel Aviv against coalition deal

Some 2,000 people protested in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square Saturday night as part of the latest “black flag” demonstration against what they say is an erosion of Israeli democracy under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership. Speakers alleged that the new coalition deal threatens to trample Israel’s quasi-constitutional Basic Laws and destroys the authority of the Knesset.

The protesters adhered to social distancing regulations aimed at stemming the coronavirus outbreak, as per Health Ministry guidelines, maintaining two meters between them.
It was the second such protest in less than a week.

The “black flag” movement’s name comes from demonstrators pinning black flags to their vehicles and homes to symbolize what they believe is a danger to Israel’s democracy posed by Netanyahu’s continued rule.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Without reading the Hebrew press in English, were one a reader of American blogs and papers, one would not have even known that such a protest had actually happened over this last weekend in Israel, in response to Gantz's "cave-in" to Netanyahu.

Apr 27 04:17

South Yemen Separatists Declare Self RuleSaudi-backed govt rejects 'coup' against their rule

An issue that was always going to come to a head at some point has arisen again in Yemen this weekend, with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), announcing full self-rule of the territory of South Yemen, and an effort to move to reassert the nation as it existed before 1990.

South Yemen existed from 1967 to 1990, mostly as a Soviet-aligned state. A civil war beginning in 1986 ended with South Yemen being annexed by the north. Southern separatists have remained active since, and with the hacking of the United Arab Emirates have become a contesting power to the Saudi-backed “government” that occupies parts of the south. The Saudi-backed government rejected the claim of self-rule, labeling it a “coup.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have a companion piece, also from antiwar.com, with the following title:

The future of war in Yemen amid COVID-19 and a failed ceasefire

The article, by Thomas Lippman, goes on to state: "How long can a war go on when its most powerful combatant wants to get out?

In Yemen, the answer could be, quite a while, even if Saudi Arabia succeeds in finding a face-saving way to withdraw after five futile years. Yemen is so Balkanized, so fragmented, that its well-armed tribes and factions could well continue the conflict that attracted Saudi intervention in the first place.

On April 8, Saudi Arabia, the leader of a coalition that has been battling an insurgent Yemeni group known as the Houthis, unilaterally announced a two-week ceasefire to go into effect the next day, with an extension possible if negotiations warrant.

The kingdom’s statement, issued in the name of the “Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen” by its spokesman, Col. Turki al-Malki, said the purpose of the ceasefire was “to counter the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic” by stimulating new efforts to negotiate a comprehensive settlement. The disease has hit Saudi Arabia so hard that the kingdom has blocked pilgrims from going to Mecca, and it now has also reached neighboring Yemen, which is virtually defenseless against the disease after years of bombing and devastation."

The US needs to withdraw from Yemen right now, as the reality of aiding and abetting Saudi war crimes here, appears to have known no bounds.

Apr 27 03:41

WHILE ONE CURVE BENDS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT CURVE SURGES: 26.5 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AS WE INCH CLOSER TO GREAT DEPRESSION FIGURES

SOURCE: MY BUDGET 360
The economic devastation brought on by the COVID19 outbreak has been dramatic. Healthcare systems across the world are undergoing stress that they have not witnessed in our lifetimes. The economic devastation is also startling as 26.5 million Americans have now filed for unemployment insurance dwarfing anything we saw during the Great Recession. This is a troubling time for Americans both on a healthcare front and an economic front. Yet the stark reality is that as a nation, the majority of our country was living one paycheck away from economic devastation. And here we are, with the economy essentially shut down and paychecks not coming through. While we may be bending the curve when it comes to COVID19, the economic damage curve is not going to recover for a very long time.

Charts highlight the impact

Apr 27 03:35

Archive Of Biden Accuser's Mother Calling CNN Scrubbed From Google Play Catalog

An archived episode of CNN's "Larry King Live" featuring a call from an anonymous caller later identified as the mother of Biden accuser Tara Reid appears to have been scrubbed from the Google Play catalog.

The August 11, 1993 broadcast is conspicuously missing from the catalog in between the August 10 and August 12 episodes, according to a screenshot taken by Twitter user @absinthol, who writes "CNN removed the August 11th, 1993 Larry King Episode from Google Play, the episode featuring a call from Tara Reade's mother."

"CNN is actively colluding with the Biden campaign to cover up evidence of Biden's sexual assault," the tweet continues.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How marvellously "convenient" for the Democratic Heir Apparent, Joe Biden!!!

Apr 27 03:33

Panic Hoarding, Trains Halted & Low-Flying Helicopters In Pyongyang Amid Conflicting Kim Death Rumors

The rumor mill over the fate of Kim Jong Un has gone into overdrive, as the North Korean leader hasn't been seen since April 11 - over two weeks ago. And as the New York Times notes in a Sunday morning report, North Korea's recent silence on Kim is highly unusual, considering that rumors are flying that their leader is either dead or in a vegetative state after a botched heart surgery.

"North Korea is still sending letters and gifts to foreign leaders and domestic workers in the name of its leader, Kim Jong-un. Its news media brims, as usual, with panegyric propaganda extolling Mr. Kim’s leadership," reports the Times.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We most likely won't know the truth of what is going on here, if he is either permanently incapacitated, or has died, until his succession has been hammered out by the North Korean Communist Party.

Apr 27 03:26

Recession & Depression

Authored by George Friedman via Geopolitical Futures.com,

A recession is an essential part of the business cycle.

Among other things it culls the weaker businesses and redistributes capital and labor for better uses. It is painful but necessary and it ends as it began, as a function of a healthy economy.

Depressions are not economic events; they are the result of exogenous forces such as wars or disease.

Depressions are not a necessary culling but a byproduct of the savage destruction of these external forces, which not only disrupt but destroy vast parts of humanity and decency, along with the economy.

Therefore, the question of whether we are now in a depression or recession is not an academic question but the single most important question that humanity faces. We will recover from a recession. We will recover from a depression as well, but it will take much longer and involve far more pain.

Apr 27 03:21

US Beefs Up Gunship Presence In Gulf Ready To Back Trump's Iran 'Red Line'

American forces in the Persian Gulf have greatly bolstered their ability to respond to Iran at a moment President Trump has renewed trading threats and barbs with the Islamic Republic, ordering the US Navy "to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea."

This includes the Pentagon bolstering its AC-130 gunships and Apache attack helicopters to target and destroy small surface threats in the Arabian Sea. Tehran has meanwhile responded with its own threats to 'destroy' American vessels of course.

It was apparently this beefed up presence that led to the April 15 confrontation about which Trump was responding by ordering destruction of boats that "harass" American vessels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because something would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government could do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that it will not do it.

US elections are to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020; that is only 160 days from today; and between the Dementocrats' "race to the bottom" with their Candidate appearing to suffer from both dementia AND a potential history of sexual predation, "Sleepy Joe" Biden, and President Trump's fumbling and bumbling on Covid 19 and the shutdown that has destroyed huge swathes of the the American economy, God only knows how this campaign is going to unfold.

But I can tell you one thing for certain; Team Trump desperately needs a win, of some kind, and I am hoping (and praying) that a war against Iran is NOT what they are looking at right now, as their "pre-election" win."

Russia's Putin has been very clear, that if the US goes into Iran, they will most probably be facing the Russian military as well, and as we have seen very clearly in Syria, their weaponry does work as advertised, which cannot be said with a completely straight face, regarding some of the US's most costly weapons programs.

The F-35 still has hundreds of problems the Pentagon has no plans on fixing

Apr 27 02:59

"Driving The Gringos In The White House Crazy": Iran & Venezuela Deepen Sanctions-Busting Cooperation

Two so-called 'rogue states' recently targeted for US-imposed regime change are helping each other fight coronavirus as well as Washington-led sanctions.

Late last week it was revealed Venezuela received a huge boost in the form of oil refinery materials and chemicals to fix the catalytic cracking unit at the 310,000 barrels-per-day Cardon refinery, essential to the nation's gas supply.

This as a fuel and food shortage crisis has driven protests and clashes with police, especially in hard-hit rural areas, over the past month.

“Thanks to the support of our allies in the Islamic Republic of Iran... We will overcome our difficulties,” Erling Rojas, vice minister for refining and petrochemicals in Venezuela’s Oil Ministry, stated when the much-needed refinery parts arrived last Thursday.

He further underscored in colorfully provocative rhetoric that Iran’s support is “driving the gringos in the White House crazy.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What did the Trump administration think, that both governments were going to roll over and play dead, as their responses to these sanctions?!?

I am very much reminded of a one-liner from the American comedian Ron White, which is: "You can't fix stupid!"

And unfortunately, the "stupid" when it comes to Iran, is that President Trump, and his cabinet, are, collectively, pathologically incapable of seeing Iran, except through the jaundiced eyes, and equally jaundiced perception, of one of his BFFs in the Middle East, Israel's Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu.

The other bit of "stupid" comes from ignoring a statement made by one of Putin's confidantes a year ago last summer to their Iranian counterparts at a summit last summer: Iran will not be alone, if the US attacks.

The statement was made by Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow\ last Summer, and reported by the Moscow Times.

There is one thing of which I am very certain; Kabulov would never have made the statement without Putin's absolute backing: if the US government attacks Iran, we will most probably be facing Russian military in Iran as well.

And Putin will move heaven and earth to insure that any US invasion of Iran.... will have precisely the same outcome as did the US invasion of Vietnam.

Apr 27 02:38

Even The EU Are A Bunch Of 'Karens': Barnier Complains About Brexit Negotiations

Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, 'n Guns blog,

So, this happened...

EU lead negotiator for the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom is complaining in the press again.

“The United Kingdom cannot refuse to extend the transition and at the same time slow down progress in important areas,” Barnier said, expressing concern that Britain has not presented concrete proposals for certain contentious issues, but did not name the areas, according to DPA news agency.

H/T TO FORT RUSS
For once someone is treating the EU the way it treats everyone else and they don’t like it. I guess Michel should change his name to Karen.

Except the problem here is there’s no manager to talk to because Prime Minister Boris Johnson isn’t listening.

The typical EU negotiations looks like this, according to former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, EU negotiators have earned this disrespect, quite honestly.

Apr 27 02:23

Whistleblowing ER Docs Urge "Open Up Society Now" Because "Lockdowns Are Weakening Our Immune Systems"

Authored by Edward Peter Stringham via The American Institute for Economic Research,

Dr. Daniel W. Erickson of Bakersfield, California, is a former emergency-room physician who co-owns, with his partner Dr. Artin Massih, Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield.

They are experienced medical professionals who have 40 years of hands-on experience in dealing with viruses and respiratory infections.

Watching the news in China in January, they knew the virus was on its way. They ordered many COVID-19 tests because they knew they would need them. They tested many thousands of people, and discovered for themselves what epidemiologists around the world are saying: COVID-19 came here earlier than previously believed, is more ubiquitous, and ultimately for the general population less deadly than we thought.

Apr 27 02:21

Tankers Anchored Off California, Hundreds Off Singapore As Oil Industry Shuts Down

As the recent OPEC summit so vividly demonstrated, the marginal price of oil is no longer determined by supply or cuts thereof (such as the recently announced agreement by OPEC+ for a 9.7mmb/d output cut), but rather by demand, or the lack thereof, which according to some estimate is as much as 36mmb/d lower, or roughly a third of the global oil market every day, as billions of people are stuck at home instead of driving, while major corporations mothball production in a world where major economies have ground to a halt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Riyadh has blinked and missed, and crashed and burned with this latest debacle; President Trump is far from amused, and I would like to hope that he will take this moment as an opportunity to realize that his "frenemy", Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been "relieving himself" in Trump's face, and telling him it's raining, just as he did when he convinced President Trump to send US"advisors" to Yemen to participate in Saudi war crimes in that beleaguered country. and assured him that the operation would "only take a couple of months."

And that... let's see, was three years ago, right, Mr. President?!?

And we are still "advising" Saudi troops in Yemen, right, Mr. President?!?

Apr 26 20:16

The Truth About Vaccines 2020, Episode-5

Considering the HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines, SIDS & Shaken Baby Syndrome

Each episode airs for 24 hours from 9 PM Eastern US Time through 8 PM the following day.

Apr 26 09:33

Tom Hanks To Donate His Blood For COVID-19 "HANK-CCINE" (Audio)

Hanks told NPR "We just found out that we do carry the antibodies. We have not only been approached, we have said 'do you want our blood? Can we give plasma?' And, in fact we will be giving it now to the places that hope to work on what I would like to call the Hank-ccine."

Apr 26 05:11

Congressman Outlines "The Unseen Death Toll of COVID-19 Meaures"

California Congressman Tom McClintock has outlined the dire consequences of the unconstitutional COVID-19 lockdown: "How many heart, kidney, liver, and pulmonary illnesses will fester while people's lives are on hold? How many suicides or domestic homicides will occur as families watch their livelihoods evaporate before their eyes? How many drug and alcohol deaths can we expect as Americans stew in their homes under police-enforced indefinite home detention orders? How many new cases of obesity-related diabetes and heart disease will emerge as Americans are banished from outdoor recreation and instead spend their idle days within a few steps of the refrigerator? I have participated in many discussions among top policymakers in Congress and the Administration over the last few weeks. Such considerations are rarely raised and always ignored. Instead, policymakers fixate on epidemiological models that have already been dramatically disproven by actual data..."

Apr 26 04:48

Congressman Warns "Unprecedented and unconstitutional government edicts threaten the very survival of our nation. They must end now." (Video)

Congressman Tom McClintick (4th district of California) has issued a dire warning about the COVID-19 lockdown.

Apr 25 14:02

Three Waves

And 3 waves....
Ethan Allen and...

So by the time we get out of all the lock downs or they all sorta merge together there won't be an economy left.
I'm a boomer, an earlier one. People our age, on up are prime targets of this stuff. From what I have been seeing on the net for years, we are hated anyway. If we die off faster, it just means the government won't have to pay out so much money. No big deal. Virtually all boomers will be dead in 25-30 years. And if governments(I hope this is natural. Not on purpose by a government.)are doing this or just exploiting a natural virus,we will probably be gone sooner.
But if the lockdown continues millions of Americans will die and hunger makes no discrimination as to age or sex. But the children and elderly will die first and it won't be pretty.

Apr 25 13:39

Ten Myths About the 1918 Flu Pandemic

This is a good one. I know that my great gramps in his mid-forties died of this in October 1918. So this subject has always interested me.

The 1918 flu spread rapidly, killing 25 million people in just the first six months. This led some to fear the end of mankind, and has long fueled the supposition that the strain of influenza was particularly lethal.

However, more recent study suggests that the virus itself, though more lethal than other strains, was not fundamentally different from those that caused epidemics in other years.

Much of the high death rate can be attributed to crowding in military camps and urban environments, as well as poor nutrition and sanitation, which suffered during wartime. It’s now thought that many of the deaths were due to the development of bacterial pneumonias in lungs weakened by influenza.

Immunization against the flu as we know it today was not practiced in 1918, and thus played no role in ending the pandemic.

Apr 25 08:22

The Truth About Vaccines 2020, Episode-3

In Depth Analysis of the MMR and DTaP Vaccines & Vaccinating for the Greater Good.

Apr 25 08:17

Here Is the Bodycount the Imperial College Model Predicted for Non-Lockdown Sweden Next to What Actually Happened

Too bad stories like this don't get front paged!

The same Imperial College Model which caused the UK and US to lock down.

I wonder how many people who claim that lockdown is essential to dealing with Covid-19 have actually looked at the original Imperial College report, which sparked the British Government’s decision [and also played a key role in influencing the White House] to shut down much of the economy and place the most draconian measures on the population ever seen. Had they done so, they might have been shocked to find that the modelling they used assumes the measures would be put in place for 5 months:

Apr 25 08:12

Over 1,000 protesters storm Wisconsin Capitol to demand end to lockdown as every 8th resident out of work (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

People are not going to take this tyranny based on lies much longer!

A massive group of demonstrators gathered at Wisconsin’s state Capitol to protest Governor Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order – imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19 – in what appears to be the largest anti-lockdown action to date.

Apr 24 23:05

LEGENDARY JOURNALIST CALLS SHUTDOWN A “CALAMITY”

LEGENDARY JOURNALIST CALLS SHUTDOWN A “CALAMITY”

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Brit Hume, discusses the realities surrounding the COVID shutdown and how this turned into a “colossal public policy calamity.”

Apr 24 18:15

FBI Raids Detroit Medical Facility 'For Using Intravenous Vitamin C to Treat COVID-19 Patients'

The FBI on Thursday raided a Detroit medical facility for reportedly treating non-hospitalized coronavirus patients with intravenous vitamin C, which the FBI appears to be claiming is a "fraudulent treatment."

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