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Jun 29 07:36

Charting The $1.7B Transfer Of Military Equipment To Police Departments

In the wake of countrywide protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd, questions around the militarization of police forces have taken center stage once again.

How did so many police departments across the United States end up with bomb-proof trucks and night vision goggles? Where are departments acquiring this equipment, and at what cost?

Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley notes that these questions and more are answered by data from the Defense Logistics Agency, which oversees the 1033 Program. The visualization above tracks the flow of military equipment to law enforcement over the past decade.

Jun 29 06:57

US Middle East Wars Far from Over

By Tony Cartalucci for Global Research.

Despite what appears to be a terminal decline of US influence over the Middle East, Washington has no intentions of gracefully abandoning its aspirations of regional hegemony.

Air strikes carried out against Syria by Washington’s Israeli proxies, a mysterious explosion near Tehran, and the current Iraqi Prime Minister’s decision to round up leaders of Iranian-backed militias who helped defeat the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) unfolded in quick succession in an apparent coordinated campaign aimed at Iran and its allies.

New Iraqi Prime Minister’s Checkered Past

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi took office in May 2020.

While he has warned about deepening relations with Iran he has concurrently stated the importance of US backing – despite the US having illegally invaded, destroyed, and since occupied Iraq starting in 2003.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is profoundly discouraging about November's election, is the very sickening reality that no matter who wins the election, the bi-partisan war party will be safely and securely in charge; what the American people have, every 4 years, is not a choice in the direction of their country moving forward, but an illusion of choice, engineered to "game the system" so that the already monied win, and continue to win.

And I will make another prediction, no matter who wins in November; the US government and military will most probably go back to a draft. The quality and quantity of recruits is no where near where it needs to be for winning present and future wars, to which past, present, and and future administrations are, and will be committed, like the good psychopaths they are.

Jun 29 02:19

Christchurch mosque shooter interview should not be public, attack witness says

*I think I know why Brendon Tarrant pleaded guilty in a surprise plead which no one was expecting. Surprised? Can you say a set up? I knew you could!*

He said there was no way an unedited version of the interview would be released and that a greater danger was that the Commission failed to hold the police and security services to account.

The shooter's late guilty plea meant there was a higher chance of this happening, he said.

"What that did is it removed the court. It removed the ability to put, let's say, for example, the police officers under oath to ask them what was done and not done in the lead-up to this. His defence attorneys won't have the opportunity to cross examine members of the intelligence community as well as the police."

Jun 28 18:06

George Orwell - A Final Warning

Jun 28 16:54

NWO. Corona ticks all the boxes?

A woman in a nursing home is in permanent quarantine because she refuses to have a Covid nose swab test. Outrageous.

Jun 27 12:11

Girlfriend of Man Who Flew “White Lives Matter” Banner Fired From Her Job

The girlfriend of the man who flew a “white lives matter” banner over a football match in the UK has been fired from her job after refusing to take “intensive racial sensitivity training.”

Jun 27 10:31

Amazon takes censorship to whole new level with ban on “Killing Free Speech” documentary about censorship

A documentary series about the escalating assault on free speech has been censored by Amazon after the Big Tech platform decided that the First Amendment no longer applies.

Part one of Killing Free Speech, which is about the threat posed by Antifa and the Democrat Party against freedom of expression, has officially been pulled from the Amazon Prime streaming platform for violating some unknown “community standard.”

Jun 27 10:30

Ex-transgender censored from YouTube for presenting medical facts about gender dysphoria

The Google-owned YouTube platform has silenced the voice of an ex-transgender by the name of Walt Heyer for stating that children “are not born transgender.”

As part of a three-hour panel discussion entitled, “Summit on Protecting Children from Sexualization” that was put on by the Heritage Foundation, Heyer explained that transgenderism is not an identity, but rather “a childhood development disorder.” And for boldly telling the truth, he and the entire event were pulled from YouTube for “hate speech.”

Jun 27 10:28

Amazon won’t let publisher promote book questioning transgender craze, but books in favor of it are perfectly OK

Amazon has suspended the paid ad campaign of a book that questions the recent transgender craze being seen among young girls in the latest example of Big Tech censorship.

Regnery Publishing, a prominent conservative publisher, said that Amazon claims the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier contains objectionable content about sexual orientation.

The book warns that some of the ideas about gender are causing teenage girls to disfigure their bodies with testosterone and surgeries, but the ad itself does not display a description of the book; it merely shows buying options with a photo of the book’s cover, which depicts an inoffensive drawing of a girl with an empty hole in her abdomen.

Jun 27 10:00

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan is banned from Twitter after stating 'men aren't women' in row with trans activists and using the word 'groomer' in years-old post

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan is the latest high profile user to be suspended from Twitter for after the site said it breached rules on using banned words.

The Irish sitcom writer has been banned for 'hateful conduct', including using the word ‘groomer’ in a years old post which was found by trans rights activists after he got embroiled in an argument with them.

It comes a week after Kate Hopkins was banned from Twitter for unspecified violations of its user conduct policy.

Mr Linehan has gained notoriety in recent years for his vocal opinions on transgender rights and feminism, and he yesterday wrote 'men aren't women tho' in response to a Tweet wishing a happy Pride to transgender Women's institute members.

Twitter said Mr Linehan has been banned for 'repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation'.

Jun 27 06:25

Mini-autonomous zone formed in NYC park, park invaded, police stand down

NEW YORK CITY (INTELLIHUB) — A small autonomous zone has been formed inside Washington Square park where two people have taken over a fountain area while others seem to be working in conjunction to protect the duo who’ve gated themselves off behind fencing.

Provocateurs have taken control of a circular fountain area of the park which has been cordoned off with concert fencing where two scraggly-looking and rather aggressive people appear to be residing.

Jun 26 20:12

Sweden slams WHO over listing it among 'resurgence' countries

Sweden has slammed the World Health Organisation (WHO) for including it in a list of those countries at risk of a crippling coronavirus surge, saying the world health body has made a "total mistake".

The WHO has listed Sweden among 11 countries seeing "accelerated transmission" which it says "if left unchecked will push health systems to the brink once again".

But controversial Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell retaliated, lashing out at the WHO's "total misinterpretation" of Sweden's virus data.

*Have been reading a lot of hit pieces on Sweden in the last few weeks. Maybe they are not towing the line..*

Jun 26 17:08

ANTI-MASKERS: RIGHT OR SELFISH? - The HighWire with Del Bigtree


ANTI-MASKERS: RIGHT OR SELFISH?

As Americans turn against each other over mask mandates, many scientists are speaking out, including former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Denis Rancourt, PhD, who just released a paper compiling seven studies on the science surrounding the effectiveness of masks. #AntiMaskers #MasksWork #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Health #Lockdown

Why Masks Don’t Work Against COVID-19
Published on May 25, 2020
Written by Denis G. Rancourt, PhD
https://principia-scientific.org/why-masks-dont-work-against-covid-19/

Jun 26 08:01

The unthinkable has happened: DCFS removes child from home because the parent had covid-19

The LA County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) successfully convinced a judge to remove a child from a home because his parent tested positive for covid-19. Is this the “new normal?”

Los Angeles attorney Christopher Arash took to social media with the news: “Today in dependency court madness, LA County Dept. of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recommended that the court remove my client’s child from their physical custody after the parent tested positive for COVID-19. This is a non-offending parent. The judge ruled in favor of DCFS and detained.”

“Let that sink in . . . DCFS is asking for children to [be] removed from their parents’ custody due to COVID-19 despite the parent making the appropriate arrangements for their child.” The family is currently filing an appeal, a writ of habeas corpus to have their child returned. There are reports of other attorneys in the Los Angeles area facing similar challenges.

Jun 26 06:37

At Least 54 Killed as South Yemen Ceasefire Collapses in Abyan

A Saudi-brokered ceasefire between the Saudi-backed government in Yemen and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) has not lasted long, and after tensions on the island of Socotra, fighting erupted in Abyan Province.

Fighting has raged over 24 hours in Abyan Province, with at least 54 fighters killed. Both sides are blaming the other for starting the fighting and “violating” the truce. Monitors are still heading into Abyan, but it’s not clear there is a ceasefire left to monitor.

A coastal province, Abyan has often been contested by the STC, and the same territory was under dispute during the Arab Spring, when Islamist groups tied to al-Qaeda seized several towns in the area, including the provincial capital of Zinjibar.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Anyone holding any hope for this cease-fire holding, does not really understand the nature of this conflict.

Jun 26 06:11

BLM AND THE NEOLIBERAL COLOR REVOLUTION IN AMERICA

SOURCE: KURT NIMMO
“The protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we understand the CIA’s Color Revolution playbook,” writes economic researcher, historian, and freelance journalist F. William Engdahl.

Engdahl then breaks down the connections between Black Lives Matter, socialist organizations, George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the Ford Foundation (as previously noted, a CIA front organization), the Foundation to Promote Open Society, Borealis Philanthropy, the Kellogg Foundation, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, and the Heinz Foundation (John Kerry).

Following the murder of George Floyd, “major corporations such as Apple, Disney, Nike and hundreds others may be pouring untold and unaccounted millions into ActBlue under the name of Black Lives Matter, funds that in fact can go to fund the election of a Democrat President Biden.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember what "Deep Throat" said regarding the Watergate scandal?!?

FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Jun 26 06:07

LET’S FACT-CHECK REUTERS: THEY SAY DNA VACCINES DON’T CHANGE YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP—TRUE OR FALSE?

SOURCE: JON RAPPOPORT
As my readers know, I’ve been reporting on new types of technology that could be used in a coming COVID-19 vaccine—and warning about the consequences.

One such technology is: DNA vaccines. They would alter recipients’ genetic makeup permanently.

But Reuters has seen fit to claim: “A future COVID-19 [DNA] vaccine will not genetically modify humans.” This comes from their “fact-check team” — May 18, 2020: “False claim: A COVID-19 vaccine will genetically modify humans.”

To reach this conclusion, Reuters cites two people: “Mark Lynas, a visiting fellow at Cornell University’s Alliance for Science group”, and “Dr. Paul McCray, Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa.”

I have cited the New York Times, March 10, 2015, “Protection Without a Vaccine.” Here are quotes from the Times article:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am no anti-vaxxer.

When Mike came down with mycoplasma pneumonia a number of years ago, and I asked my sister-in-law, a nurse/practitioner, what I could do to make sure he stayed healthy once he got home, she suggested that I get a pneumovax vaccination, which I did immediately.

But any vaccination which could alter my DNA?!? Forgive me, but I am going to want to see how that plays out over time, before I make the decision to get one of those.

And here is a strong caution regarding vaccines that "big pharma" have assured us are "safe"; UK GOVERNMENT TO COMPENSATE BRAIN-DAMAGED VICTIMS OF SWINE FLU VACCINE

The article goes on to state: "The British Government will shell out big money to patients who suffered brain damage as a result of taking the swine flu vaccine.

The government is expected to pay about $100 million dollars to 60 victims with each of them receiving about $1.7 million each. The settlement is over the swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Nearly 60 million people received the vaccine following the 2009 swine flu outbreak, most of them children. It was later discovered that the vaccine can cause narcolepsy and cataplexy, and some 800 children across Europe are so far known to have gotten ill from the vaccine."

And please do remember the following: No Pharma Liability? No Vaccine Mandates.

This article goes on to state: "On February 22, 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court shielded drug companies from all liability for harm caused by vaccines mandated by government when companies could have made a safer vaccine. 1

From now on, drug companies selling vaccines in America will not be held accountable by a jury of our peers in a court of law if those vaccines brain damage us but could have been made less toxic.

If you get paralyzed by a flu shot or your child has a serious reaction to a vaccine required for school and becomes learning disabled, epileptic, autistic, asthmatic, diabetic or mentally retarded, you are on your own."

Jun 26 05:42

FORMER ISRAELI PM NAMED AS SEX OFFENDER IN EPSTEIN COURT FILINGS SUBMITTED BY DERSHOWITZ

SOURCE: RT
Deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein directed his best-known accuser to have sex with former Israeli PM Ehud Barak, according to a sealed deposition – one of many papers lawyer Alan Dershowitz is trying to use to clear his own name.
Lawyers for Dershowitz, who was a friend of Epstein as well as a member of his legal defense team, released the claim about Barak in a Tuesday court filing, attempting to cast doubt on allegations made by accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of the first Epstein victims to go public with her story.

Pointing to the “denials and disclaimers” issued by the powerful men Giuffre said she’d had sex with, they suggested her word had been “thoroughly discredited by her proven lies.” If their hope was to smear Giuffre, however, it didn’t quite go as planned, instead renewing media interest in the suspects named by the former Epstein “sex slave.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proving, yet again, that the rich, powerful, and connected, operate by their own set of rules, which have nothing to do with the way most of the rest of us get on with our own lives.

Jun 26 05:28

7-ELEVEN STORES ROLL OUT CONTROVERSIAL FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY PUTTING CUSTOMERS UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILLANCE

Customers will be under more surveillance every time they walk into a 7-Eleven but the reason for the new CCTV isn't to stop theft.

The convenience store chain has rolled out facial recognition software at more 700 than stores across Australia to be used to verify customer feedback rather than as an anti-theft measure.

The software is connected to Rate It, an online customer experience platform that runs on a tablet device in-store.

7-Eleven confirmed the installation of the new technology after a growing number of eagled-eyed customers noticed new signs at store entrances in recent weeks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't care how 7/11 is pitching this; I will NEVER enter a US 7/11 store again.

I am no thief; I will honestly pay for what I pick up at any store at which I shop.

The astonishing degree to which Code Napoleon (guilty until proven innocent) is "re-writing" laws on the books around the world, is scary in the extreme.

Jun 25 09:49

Why Big Brother is the big winner from the coronavirus crisis: From an app to order your pint to the death of cash, the pandemic has given a shot in the arm to the surveillance state, warns ROSS CLARK

Any sense of joy I had at the prospect of a pint with my friends down the pub a week on Saturday was snuffed out when I read what it will entail.

Before we set foot over the threshold we’ll have to register our names and contact details. The pub must keep this information for 21 days so, if someone in the bar that night subsequently tests positive for Covid-19 in this period, the NHS can trace us and order us to isolate for two weeks.

If that’s not off-putting enough, we’ll probably be confined to a table and banned from the bar. We may even have to order our pints via a smartphone app. No thanks. I’d rather sit in the back garden with my mates.

Jun 25 09:31

Southern California Retailers requesting 'exact change' for "Federal Reserve Rules"

An employee at a Southern California Arco gas station told me that the sign wasn't there yesterday , but that when he returned to work this morning, management had put the signs up.
The sign reads "Due to covid-19 circumstances and Federal Reserve rules, please have exact change ready (coins.)" (2 photos.)

Jun 25 07:54

SPOKANE POLICE WANT TO BUY A $300K SOCIAL DISTANCE ENFORCING HELICOPTER

With protests across the country demanding an end to police racial abuse and militarization; a tone-deaf announcement in Spokane, Washington shows how hard it is to change police culture.

Jun 25 05:50

US GOVERNMENT EXPANDS ASSANGE INDICTMENT TO CRIMINALIZE ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO EDWARD SNOWDEN

The Department of Justice outlined new evidence Wednesday to bolster its case against Julian Assange, in an updated indictment that accuses the WikiLeaks founder of soliciting hackers to break into the Icelandic government’s computers to steal information that could be leaked to embarrass the government.

Jun 24 22:14

Revealed - 1300 NZ people may have left isolation without a test (Aunty Cindy FAIL!)

Up to 1300 people were able to walk out of managed isolation facilities without being tested since a negative test result was meant to be mandatory.

But director general of health Ashley Bloomfield said a very low risk was posed by the 2159 people who had left those facilities between June 9, when the policy was meant to be in place, and June 16, when it was actually put in place.

That was because almost all of them had spent 14 days in isolation before leaving, which is the global standard to minimise the risk of anyone spreading Covid-19 into the community.

*If low risk, then why are we still in Level 1 prison 'lockdown'? Plus our Health Minister, who broke 'lockdown' twice, has just thrown the director general of health, Ashliegh Bloomfield, under the bus...*

Jun 24 10:00

Five Places That Should Boom From The Coming COVID Migration

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com

e talked about this briefly last week– I told you that I expect a massive trend in migration from high tax, high cost urban places to lower tax, lower cost suburban and rural places.

And the reasons are obvious.

Plenty of people have been miserably cooped up in shoebox-sized apartments for the past three months due to local lockdown restrictions. And now they’re finally realizing– ‘if I don’t need to go to the office anymore, I don’t need to be in this city anymore…’

Plus they’re wisely thinking about the future.

Sure, maybe medical researchers find the miracle drug to treat Covid-19. Or they develop a vaccine that Bill Gates will personally inject into each and every one of us at gunpoint.

But then what happens if Covid-20 hits? Or an antibiotic resistant super-bug is unleashed upon the world?

Jun 24 09:52

USA Plunges To 10th Place In World Competitiveness Rankings

The decline of the American empire has been outlined to readers over the years.

A new report shows the US has stumbled into the new decade, losing a competitive economic edge that it had firmly retained in the post–World War II economic expansion.

For the second consecutive year, the US has been dethroned as the world's most competitive economy, thanks partially to President Trump's trade war. The US now ranks 10th (3rd in 2019), according to the Institute for Management Development's (IMD) new report on the ranking of most competitive world economies.

"Trade wars have damaged both China and the USA's economies, reversing their positive growth trajectories. China this year dropped to 20th position from 14th last year," IMD said.

The annual rankings, now in their 32nd year, show Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong as the top five most competitive economies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are moments (becoming more frequent as this year moves forward), when I have to wonder at the "wisdom" of this administration's trade policies, and why they are doing things the way they are.

I can tell you one thing, however; whatever these policies are supposed to be doing for American small business, they are doing the polar opposite for legitimate small businesses in this country.

Jun 24 04:23

MASSIVE explosions after ‘Israeli jets’ strike army bases in central Syria

Several military bases in central and southern Syria have been targeted by air attacks that Damascus has blamed on Israel, Syrian state media have reported. Videos on social media show massive explosions illuminating the night.
Israel targeted several locations in Salamiyah and Saburah just before 1 am on Wednesday, the Syrian army said, adding that its air defenses shot down “a large number” of hostile missiles but that some struck their targets and inflicted “limited material damage.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how long Russia's Putin is going to put up with this nonsense.

Jun 24 04:19

COVID, Racism & Bolton's Book: How Pelosi's Anti-Trump Rant May Backfire on Dems on Election Day

Last Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed President Trump for being "clearly ethically unfit" and "intellectually unprepared" to be the president of the United States. American observers have discussed how the Dems will play the Bolton book card after using both the COVID crisis and the racism issue against the president.

'Nancy Pelosi is Playing Her Role to the Hilt'
"It is highly ironic that Nancy Pelosi talks about being 'intellectually unprepared' in light of the numerous public appearances of the Democratic Nominee, Joe Biden, whose performance frequently makes both his supporters and detractors wonder about his mental preparedness", remarks Vladimir Golstein, associate professor at Brown University in Rhode Island.

"In his almost four years in office, Trump hasn’t done anything that would automatically qualify him as 'unfit and unprepared'".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What deeply concerns me is, the absolute absence of real intellectual and moral capabilities with all those elected to high office in this country for the last 20 years.

We have the embodiment of sleazoid-corruption on the one hand, fighting the embodiment of sleazoid-corruption on the other hand, and ultimately, the war party always wins; what does this say to the American political process?!?

To anyone with half a brain, it means that every 4 years, Americans are given the illusion of choice in their "political process", but no real choice that doesn't absolutely wrap itself around the US's military industrial complex, and what it has determined it is going to do, whether it is actually in US citizens' interests or not.

What is wrong with us that at the dawn of the 21st century, that we can do no better than this?!?

Jun 24 03:58

Prime Minister Modi Can’t Put the Genie of Indian Jingoism Back in the Bottle

Jun 24 03:52

US Senate Initiates Legislation Which Would Categorize Cuba’s Medical Missions as “Human Trafficking Operations”

In an act of pure hypocrisy and obsessive cruelty, GOP Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Ted Cruz joined together to penalize developing nations who seek to take advantage of Cuba’s hands-on humanitarian work.

The bill, if passed, will require the U.S. State Department to publish a list of nations contracting with the Cuban government for their medical services and consider that as a factor to include said nations in the Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report; opening the door for further economic sanctions and other measures against any country on that list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't these legislators have anything better to do, to potentially better care for their own constituents?!?

In Canada, for their fire/police professionals, if they need a joint replacement, the Canadian government sends that person to Cuba for the surgery, and the rehab, because they have learned to do such a good job on this, with very reasonable costs for the procedures.

Jun 24 03:46

Ethiopia’s Disinterest in Dam Negotiations Can Ignite War with Egypt

Cairo sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council requesting it to intervene in the dispute over the Great Renaissance Dam of Ethiopia (GERD). A hasty filling of the dam in Ethiopia threatens food and agriculture in Egypt and Sudan, and for this reason Cairo wants the UN Security Council to lend a hand in tripartite negotiations.

In its letter, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs activated Article 35 of the UN Charter, which allows member states to warn the international entity of any crisis that threatens peace and security. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry decided to appeal to the UN after tripartite negotiations stalled due to Ethiopia’s “non-cooperative behavior.” The GERD, that Ethiopia has been working on since 2011, is to provide electricity for not only the whole country, but also its neighbors. The main problem Egypt and Sudan have with the Ethiopian project is the timeline to fill up the $4.8 billion dam with water.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very nasty very quickly; hopefully, cooler heads will prevail, and water will be distributed equitably.

Jun 24 03:41

Chokehold on Diplomat Exposes Israel’s Special Type of Apartheid

An Israeli diplomat filed a complaint last week with police after he was pulled to the ground in Jerusalem by four security guards, who knelt on his neck for five minutes as he cried out: “I can’t breathe.”

There are obvious echoes of the treatment of George Floyd, an African-American killed by police in Minneapolis last month. His death triggered mass protests against police brutality and reinvigorated the Black Lives Matter movement. The incident in Jerusalem, by contrast, attracted only minor attention – even in Israel.

An assault by Israeli security officials on a diplomat sounds like an aberration – a peculiar case of mistaken identity – quite unlike an established pattern of police violence against poor black communities in the US. But that impression would be wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When someone like South Africa's Bishop Desmond Tutu calls what Israelis do to the Palestinians "apartheid", you can very safely bet that he has a pretty good idea of what he is talking about!!

Jun 24 03:37

Colorado Adopts Mandatory Vaccinations for Children

While a Sunday afternoon may not seem an appropriate time for a legislative body to accept witness testimony or to conduct its legislative business unless there is a clear intent to limit public participation. That kind of strategy has a way of boomeranging with a loss of public trust and confidence; yet the Democrats had an intense legislative urge to codify SB 163 with as little public input as possible. The Dems control both Houses of the General Assembly as well as the Governor’s mansion; thereby controlling the State’s entire legislative agenda.

What the Democrats were not counting on was Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on his way to becoming a national icon, who arrived to testify against SB 163. He was allotted two minutes to address the committee. What else the Dems were not counting on was a last-minute rally attended by 3,000 outside the Capitol that Sunday afternoon. Kennedy quoted one of the Democratic members of the Committee who told the media:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To Colorado parents, I have one word, and that word is:
homeschool.

Colorado homeschool laws at a glance.

Jun 24 03:26

The Pentagon spent $300 million on defective and missing F-35 parts over the last five years, and lawmakers are furious

A group of high-ranking Congress members is launching an investigation into Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program after being told U.S. military had to spend $300 million in the last five years on defective and missing parts.

The trillion-dollar F-35 program is just getting over many of the problems that plagued its early design and production and has now hit on delivery targets three years in a row and recently announced it had lowered the per-plane cost to $77.9 million.

But an investigation by the Department of Defense’s Inspector General said last year the office overseeing the spare parts program “did not receive ... F\u201135 spare parts in accordance with contract requirements and paid performance incentive fees on the sustainment contracts based on inflated and unverified F\u201135A aircraft availability hours.”

The problem with spare parts will continue to cost the military about $55 million a year, the report said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, in my world, is a form of treason on the part of Lockheed-Martin against our military; so why is no one being tried and jailed for the endless rotten litany of this plane's excessive costs and continuing problems?!?

Because, in the legal relationship between provider and the Pentagon, such behaviour is yet not defined as "illegal", when it should be.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle are terrified that by putting teeth into legislation framing the responsibilities of the military industrial contractors, they will lose critical campaign money; in my world, there should be no donations from people in these sectors, because that gives these military contractors carte blanche to deliver shoddy equipment to our military, which doesn't live up to the hype, and may well be obsolete, or damaged, upon delivery.

IF, in every contract between the US military, and members of the military industrial complex, that contract would stipulate that if the products are not produced on-time, and within the first estimated budget, that corporate executives will be personally liable, and potentially subject to jail time if they do not deliver, THAT ... would go a long way toward curing the problem; draconian, yes, but potentially effective.

Jun 23 07:29

Seattle Mayor Folds On 'Summer Of Love' - Moves To Dismantle CHOP Protest Zone After Shootings

Faced with growing pressure to crack down on the "occupied" protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago.

As AP reports, Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference that the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters seeking to address racial inequity and police brutality. She said the city is working with the community to bring the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone to an end.

“The cumulative impacts of the gatherings and protests and the nighttime atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for our businesses and residents,” Durkan said.

“The impacts have increased and the safety has decreased.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I expect that Mayor Durkan believes she should be congratulated for her magnificent grasp of the obvious.

Jun 22 18:28

Proposal to improve rape trial processes stalls as NZ First raises concerns

New Zealand First has put the brakes on proposals to overhaul how rape trials are run following concerns about the impact on fair trial rights.

The Sexual Violence Legislation Bill was supported by all parties at the first reading last year and was hoped to be passed into law earlier this year.

But Justice Minister Andrew Little confirmed that the bill's progress has stalled until issues raised by New Zealand First can be resolved.

Those issues stem from concerns raised by defence lawyers that the bill would compromise a defendant's right to a fair trial, which is enshrined in the Bill of Rights Act.

*'The NZ Bar Association, the Criminal Bar Association and the Auckland District Law Society have raised two main concerns' because they don't think it's fair & definitlty not fair for accused(men) but the Justice Minister "thinks it's being somewhat alarmist."....*

Jun 22 13:48

MEET BLACKROCK, THE NEW GREAT VAMPIRE SQUID

Jun 22 12:21

Smart Society, Stupid People

Authored by Jeffrey Tucker via The American Institute for Economic Research,

“Run away and hide” seems to have replaced anything like a sophisticated understanding of viruses and immunities.

For all of recorded history, humans have done a deadly dance with viruses. Measles, smallpox, polio, and influenza viruses changed the course of human history: Measles and smallpox killed hundreds of thousands of Native Americans; polio killed and crippled people, including US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and the 1918 influenza epidemic killed more people than were killed during all of World War I.

For most viruses that attack humans, your only defenses are prevention and your own immune systems. Antibiotics don’t kill viruses, and scientists haven’t discovered many effective antiviral drugs.

Jun 22 10:05

Congress Seeks to Expand Israel-US Defence Cooperation to Include Technology Sharing

Israel is already the US’s closest ally in the Middle East, with Washington committing to provide Tel Aviv with $38 billion in military aid over ten years in 2016. Israel became a major US non-NATO ally in 1987, making it eligible to receive the latest US military hardware as it became available.

Bipartisan groups of lawmakers in both the House and Senate are working on legislation which would further expand US-Israeli defence cooperation to include a ‘US-Israel Operations-Technology Working Group’.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One wonders to just what third-party Israel will be willing to sell these advances in US technology, to ultimately use against us?!? And trust me, this wouldn't be the first time.

As reported by Duncan Hines, a Professor of International Relations and Coordinator of US Foreign Policy Field School of International Service, American University in 1995:

Israel's Unauthorized Arms Transfers

If this article doesn't cause one's jaw to drop, even a little, to read about Israeli "sharp practices" in this area, I do not know what will.

Jun 22 09:41

Videos of Intense Face-off Between Indian and Chinese Troops Go Viral Days After Deadly Clashes

New Delhi (Sputnik): Over the last few days, the two Asian giants - India and China - have been involved in diplomatic talks as the situation on the border is tense following the face-off between troops from the two countries on 15 June that left 20 Indian soldiers killed and many others injured. China hasn't confirmed any casualties so far.

Undated videos showing Indian soldiers engaged in a fierce stand-off with Chinese troops supposedly at a border area in Sikkim Sector are going viral on social media.

In one such video, a group of Indian soldiers can be seen jostling and pushing back Chinese troops. They can also be heard asking the People's Liberation Army to go back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Will somebody out there with a shred of geopolitical integrity left, please get this deescalated, and quickly; we do not have much time before someone does something stupidly irreparable, and we are off and running into WW3 before the world barely knows what hit it.

Jun 22 09:13

As Coronavirus Rips Through Yemen, Saudi Bombs Continue to Fall

With an already shattered medical infrastructure due to the five-year US-Saudi siege, Covid-19 has rapidly spread through Yemen. The Arab country lacks the basic necessities for preventative measures like clean water, and a population facing malnourishment is especially vulnerable to the disease. A recent uptick in Saudi bombing might put a country already on the brink of collapse over the edge.

Last week, Saudi warplanes pounded Yemen’s capital Sanaa, in what residents called the worst airstrikes they have seen since the first years of the war. Seventy-seven airstrikes hit several provinces in north Yemen within 24 hours. According to the Houthi’s health ministry and NGOs on the ground, one of the strikes hit a car traveling in the Sadaa province and killed 13 civilians, including four children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Killing civilians, particularly civilian kids; that's what we, with our war-crimes enabled and sanctified by the US government, DO!!" - official Saudi souse.

The Saudi government has the best PR money can buy, and they have to buy it, because their human rights record, both at home and abroad, is simply so execrable as to cause the most callous of human hearts to faint dead away from its excesses, both at home and abroad.

The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi embassy in Turkey, was just the tip of the proverbial ice berg here.Audio Offers Gruesome Details of Jamal Khashoggi Killing, Turkish Official Says

And Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the guy who most probably ordered this hit, is one of President Trump's "BFFs" in the Middle East?!?

One has to wonder if one of the Prince's "attractive qualities" to this President, is that he can literally get away with murder... and never have to say he's sorry.

Mr. President, you really may want to think a little more carefully about with whom you align, internationally; because right now, the US is still enabling and abetting Saudi war crimes in Yemen: I know this, as do millions of other
Americans, particularly those who lived through the horror which was the war against Vietnam.

Jun 22 08:51

Destroying Syria: Congress Declares “I’m from Washington and I’m Here To Impoverish You”

Another round of sanctions, the ironically named Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, has taken effect in Syria. Through the magic of secondary sanctions, Washington will forbid everyone on earth from dealing with the Syrian regime. Even before the penalties took effect, noted the Washington Post: "they have already contributed to the collapse of Syria’s long-troubled economy."

Thus, the law will further impoverish the Syrian people and hurt them more than their government. However, no one in Washington appears to care that national reconstruction will be further impeded. All that matters is claiming to care.

Sanctions have become the U.S. government’s "go to" policy. Whatever the problem, Washington seems to respond by launching or intensifying economic war. And American policymakers are determined to conscript the entire world in their favorite crusades, using secondary and financial penalties to dissuade others from dealing with Uncle Sam’s enemy du jour.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, unwilling to face Russia on the battlefield (and Russia, as you might recall, was invited by the Syrian government to get rid of the US trained/funded/armed jihadis), the US government in its infinite (absence of) wisdom, has decided to sanction the hell out of the country, and prevent any other country from doing business with it.

One has to wonder just how long Russia's Putin is going to put up with this nonsense.

Jun 22 08:23

Sisi's 'Declaration Of War' Puts Egypt & Turkey On War Footing Over Libya

Egypt and Turkey have long been on opposite sides of the raging battle for the fate of Libya, with Turkey providing major military support and backing for the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, and with Egypt backing Gen. Khalifa Haftar.

The situation escalated over the weekend, amid a pullback of pro-Haftar forces from Tripoli after being defeated in the bid for the capital, when Egypt's President Sisi announced from an airbase near the Libyan border that the Egyptian Army stands ready to intervene in Libya on behalf of Haftar.

Sisi declared that if GNA forces attempt to enter Haftar-controlled Sirte, pushing deeper into central Libya, this would be a 'red line' for Egypt, forcing it's intervention. Crucially both Tripoli and its main ally Turkey on Sunday condemned what they called Sisi's "declaration of war".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And where has the UN been for all these years, in allowing things to get so dire for ordinary Libyans, just trying to survive?!?!?

The short answer is, absolutely nowhere to be found.

Jun 22 08:16

Bolton: Trump Gave Bibi Green Light For Preemptive Israeli Strike On Iran Nuclear Sites

Among the new revelations and interesting tidbits found in John Bolton's now leaked pre-published edition of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is that President Trump was said to be prepared to endorse an Israeli preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear sites.

In a section which describes the "elusive search" for an Arab-Israeli peace deal, Bolton writes that Trump told him at a moment of increased Israeli concerns over Iran's nuclear development:

"You tell Bibi that if he uses force, I will back him. I told him that, but you tell him again."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently, Bolton and Trump both suffer from a collective, and severe, case of SMD (Selective Memory Disorder)

Apparently, both gentlemen have "conveniently forgotten" a Diplomatic conclave, held last summer in Russia, where a Russian diplomat assured his Iranian counterpart of the following: Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Says

The article goes on to state: "“Iran will withstand this type of fight and Iran is not alone,” Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, said at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow.

When asked if Russia was ready to provide material support to Iran if the U.S. attacks it, Kabulov said that “specific actions are a question for the Russian president.”

“But it’s not just Russia, many other countries sympathize and empathize with Iran,” the Kommersant business daily quoted him as saying. “Tehran won’t be alone if the U.S., God forbid, takes wild and irresponsible actions against it.”

Career diplomats like Kabulov don't even "break wind" without Putin's express blessing, so if he made that statement in this meeting, you can bet your sweet bippy that Putin is putting his very considerable geopolitical weight behind Iran NOT getting invaded or bombed by the US.

A proxy war for Israel against Iran, with Russia coming in on Iran's side?!?

Is THIS how completely, insanely stupid this administration has become?!?

Jun 22 08:04

FLASHBACK: Proof Of George Soros Nazi Past Finally Comes To Light With Discovery Of Forgotten Interview

When Hitler’s henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary, to oversee the murder of that country’s Jews, George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population

George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump. Since Soros name is very much in the headlines in 2016, let’s take a look at an interview he gave in 1998 about his Nazi past.

Jun 22 08:02

America is now a FAILED STATE… no rule of law, no police, no leadership, no free speech, no functioning markets and no equal protection under the law… YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN

America is now a FAILED STATE… no rule of law, no police, no leadership, no free speech, no functioning markets and no equal protection under the law… YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN

Saturday, June 20, 2020 by: Mike Adams
Tags: America, anarchy, chaos, Collapse, democrats, equal protection, failed state, free speech, insanity, law enforcement, Liberal Mob, Police, President Trump, Republicans, SHTF
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(Natural News) America is now a failed state.

In America, you can call 911 and the police will never show up if your property is in or near a Black Lives Matter terrorist zone, which are now de facto “police no-go zones” on U.S. soil.

Jun 22 07:26

COVID-Crunch? Fed Begins Rationing Coins As Americans Horde Cash

Having closed the US Mint and halted production (blaming COVID-19) after a surge in demand for gold and silver coins, and warned of the danger of using bills (once again blaming the pandemic and choosing to "quarantine" cash for the sake of Americans' health), Fed Chair Powell quietly admitted to lawmakers this week that The Fed will be rationing coins as the circulation of coins across the US economy ground to a halt due to the pandemic.

"What's happened is that with the partial closure of the economy, the flow of coins through the economy ... it's kind of stopped," Powell told lawmakers.

He said the shortage was due to the mass business closures that prevented people from spending their coins, as well as a lack of places that are open where people can trade coins for paper bills.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have become a complete contrarian on whatever I am hearing from the Fed, and imagine that this would not be a bad time to be picking up gold and silver coinage, if at all possible.

Jun 22 07:21

Second Shooting In Seattle's CHOP-Zone Leaves One In Critical Condition

Via The Epoch Times,

One person was wounded in what was the second shooting in Seattle’s protest zone in less than 48 hours, police said.

The shooting happened late Sunday night in the area near Seattle’s downtown that is known as CHOP, for “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” police tweeted, adding that one person was at a hospital with a gunshot wound.

The person arrived in a private vehicle and was in serious condition, Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg said in a statement.

The zone evolved after weeks of protests in the city over police brutality and racism, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis.

The Sunday shooting followed a pre-dawn shooting on Saturday in a park within the zone that left a 19-year-old man dead and a 33-year-old man critically injured. The suspect or suspects in that first shooting fled the scene, and no arrests had been made as of Sunday, Detective Mark Jamieson had said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how long her Grand Ineptitude, Seattle's Mayor Jenny Durkan, will allow this madness to continue, and how many more of Seattle's citizens will have to die, before she demonstrates the slightest bit of spine here.

Peaceful demonstrations leading to massive police reform?!? Absolutely.

But this?!? What is this woman thinking?!?

Jun 21 11:11

Hospitals STILL banning coronavirus treatments in order to hike up the death count

The war against hydroxychloroquine is stronger than ever as the American medical system continues to push back against its use at hospitals, which is causing patients with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to die in greater numbers.

According to reports, Dr. Stephen M. Smith, the widely respected infectious disease specialist who back in April briefed President Donald Trump about the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine, is no longer allowed to prescribe the drug at New York City-area hospitals. We have also learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has pulled emergency approval for the drug.

This one-two punch means that patients in need will be hard-pressed to access the generic anti-malaria drug, which costs just a few pennies per pill and supposedly works well when combined with the mineral zinc.

Jun 21 08:35

M.W.K.P.A.: NO LIVES MATTER by BODY COUNT (NSFW)

...Once they realise we're all on the same side
They can't, split us up
And let them prosper off the divide...

Jun 20 09:30

George Floyd Was Not Killed By Police

George Floyd Was Not Killed By Police

Paul Craig Roberts

George Floyd was not killed by police. According to the toxicology report, Floyd died from a concentration of Fentanyl in his blood three times the fatal dose. Fentanyl is a dangerous opioid 50 times more potent than heroin. You can read the analysis here—https://www.unz.com/article/or-did-george-floyd-die-of-a-drug-overdose/ . A link is provided to the autopsy report.

Think about this for a minute. What becomes of a society in which facts do not matter? The US media, Democrat Party, white liberals, and the sorry excuse for a leftwing are so primed for “white racism” that they jumped to their desired conclusion and egged on riots and looting that resulted in massive property damage in multiple cities, some deaths, many injuries, and much damage to racial relations.

Jun 20 08:53

IRS SAYS IT BOUGHT IN TO LOCATION DATABASE FOR MILLIONS OF US CELLPHONES TO TRACK TAX CRIME SUSPECTS

The United States Internal Revenue Service says it purchased access to a marketing database that offers location data for millions of US cellphones, so the IRS can identify and track persons suspected of tax-related crimes.

Jun 19 17:52

[Video] NEW WORLD ORDER RISING

Jun 19 09:34

LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL RIGHT-WING OLIGARCH PLOT TO OVERTHROW MEXICO'S AMLO

Mexico’s oligarchs and establishment political parties have united in a secret alliance to try to remove left-wing President López Obrador from power, with help from the media, Washington, and Wall Street. Leaked documents lay out their devious strategy.

Jun 19 08:43

Newsom Is Obsessed With the 1918 'Anti-Mask Brigade' Who Were 'DISGUSTED' With Masks

"We can manifest the future we want," Newsom said. "Be smart about social distancing, wear a face covering...until this pandemic is behind us." That is an odd context to use, since Fauci and others have said that COVID may never go away and that the government will peddle annual COVID-19 'vaccinations.' Does this mean that facemask mandates are here to stay?

Jun 19 07:47

US, Saudis, allies responsible for any environmental disaster off Yemen coast: Houthi

A member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council has held Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, which are involved in an atrocious military campaign against the impoverished Arab country, fully responsible for a potential oil leakage from a decaying tanker in the Red Sea, and the impending environmental disaster it could cause.

“We do not assume any responsibility for any leakage from the Safer tanker afloat at the sea,” Arabic-language al-Masirah television network quoted Mohammed Ali al-Houthi as saying on Thursday.

He called for immediate actions over the matter, holding the United States, Saudi Arabia and their allies fully liable for any disastrous consequences as they have not allowed Yemen to sell the crude loaded at the tanker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis and the US government will not lift a finger to prevent this coming, preventable catastrophe; all they care about, is the further destruction of Yemen and its people, to the point of the Houthis' capitulation.

I would like to gently suggest to the governments of both countries that this is only likely to happen... when pigs discover they are aerodynamic.

Jun 19 07:40

China, Russia see US 'bullying' as IAEA adopts anti-Iran resolution

China and Russia have rebuked the International Atomic Energy Agency for giving in to US "bullying" as the IAEA's board of governor on Friday passed a resolution critical of Iran for the first time since 2012.

The resolution, submitted by France, Britain and Germany, comes at a time when the United States is working to extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Diplomats attending the Friday meeting in Vienna were cited as saying that the resolution called on Iran to allow access to two former sites mentioned in two IAEA reports.

Iranian officials have said Tehran has responded to all outstanding questions about its nuclear activities and the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed it. The new questions, they say, have been raised based on information fabricated by Israel.

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Folks, this is a demonstration by the IAEA as to just how intensely the US and Israel have grabbed it by a very sensitive portion of the human anatomy, and is forcing it to go along with their agenda, which is a pretext for a war against Iran.

I cannot tell you who I think will win the Presidential elections here in the US in November, but I am almost prepared to bet real money on the following; no matter who gets elected, we will most likely see this country go back to a draft as a preparation for this, and other, endless wars of conquest and occupation.

And this time, the Federal Government will be coming after both our young men and our young women.

Jun 19 07:04

Epstein Case: Documentaries Won't Touch Tales Of Intel Ties

Authored by Elizabeth Vos via ConsortiumNews.com,

Investigation Discovery premiered a three-hour special, “Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?” on May 31, the first segment in a three-part series, that focused on Epstein’s August 2019 death in federal custody. The series addresses Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, his links with billionaire Leslie Wexner, founder of the Victoria Secrets clothing line, and others, as well as the non-prosecution deal he was given.

The special followed on the heels of Netflix’s release of “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich,” a mini-series that draws on a book of the same name by James Patterson.

Neither documentary however deals at all with Epstein’s suspected ties to the world of intelligence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When specials like this are churned out, very rarely do they look at the in-depth questions which need to be asked, and answered, but misdirect the viewing public by focusing on the cheesy/sleazy side of the subject's character.

Jun 19 07:00

China Conducts Military 'Show Of Force' Drills With Tanks Near Indian Border

Both China and India have signaled they are seeking to deescalate soaring tensions along the disputed and loosely demarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC) which separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory along Ladakh and the Chinese Tibet Autonomous Region.

This after on Monday night the deadliest border clash in a half-century erupted, after which the Indian Army confirmed 20 of its troops killed after being critically wounded followed by being “exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain.” Though the Chinese side has yet to give details of PLA casualties, Indian media has widely reported that over 40 "enemy" soldiers were killed.

Though political leaders on both sides have said they don't want to stoke tensions possibly leading to outbreak of war, Chinese state media CCTV announced military drills designed as a 'show of force'. RT Arabic subsequently republished video of the undated exercises near the Line of Actual Control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is absolutely a very clear demonstrations of actions being louder than words; I would like to continue to hope that SOMEONE, one of the "adults in the room" in world geopolitics, with some real credibility in morally tough conflict resolution, is going to step up to the plate, and will work the phones between Beijing and New Dehli, and convince leadership to start a meaningful show of de-escalation here.

Unfortunately, that definitely leaves out President Trump, who has succeeded in creating a ginormous moral vacuum in US foreign policy, courtesy of an absolute tsunami of bad decision making, on the part of himself, and his administration.

There is a companion piece, also in zerohedge.com this morning, with the following headline: More Details Are Emerging About The India-China Border Clash The article goes on to state:

"uthored by Christophe Barraud

More details are emerging about the violent clash on Monday night along a disputed border between India and China high in the Himalayas, which has led to renewed tensions between the two countries. The incident came despite India and China have started to pull back their forces along the border after talks between senior military officials, according to India’s Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane on June 13.

According to Bloomberg, “in near sub-zero temperatures in the thin air of 15,000 feet, Chinese and Indian soldiers attacked each other with stones, iron rods and bamboo poles wrapped in barbed wire laced with nails. It is not clear what started the clashes, but by the time they were finished 20 Indian soldiers were dead, along with an unknown number of Chinese casualties.” CNN also confirmed that “they fought with fists, stones, and nail-studded bamboo poles.”

Jun 19 06:47

NATO To Probe French & Turkish Warships Near Clash Incident Off Libya

Perhaps predictably given Erdogan's increased threats and foreign adventurism, cracks loom in the NATO alliance over Libya, leading to an official probe by Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

It started last week after France complained that Turkey is still breaking a UN arms embargo in effect on war-torn Libya. When a French frigate attempted to intercept a Turkish vessel suspected of running arms into Tripoli on June 10, it was reportedly "engaged" via radar, as if a missile strike was impending. The AP details, based on French defense sources:

According to a French defense official, the frigate Courbet was “lit up” three times by Turkish naval targeting radar when it tried to approach a Turkish civilian ship suspected of involvement in arms trafficking. The Courbet backed off after being targeted.

The French vessel was part of NATO's naval operation in the Mediterranean, Sea Guardian, at the time of the June 10 incident.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Stoltenberg is probably grinding his teeth at night over this, and wishing that NATO really didn't need Turkey in this alliance; unfortunately, because of its geostrategic significance in the region, NATO does need Turkey as part of this.

But Stoltenberg has got to make it clear to Edrogan, that it he wants to remain in the alliance, there are certain things he absolutely, cannot be allowed to do... like arms trafficking off the coast of Libya.

Jun 19 06:42

China Officially Charges Two Detained Canadians With Espionage

More than 18 months have passed since Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat working for an NGO on the mainland, and Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman specializing in running novelty tours to North Korea, were abruptly arrested by police in China and informed they were under investigation (in China, police can take you into custody before the investigation even begins) for threatening China's national security - an extremely serious charge.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is pretty simple, when looking at the bigger picture, about which which the following story's headline, dateline 27 May, 2020, speaks volumes: Extradition of Huawei Executive Clears a Major Legal Hurdle in Canada

The article goes on to state: "A Vancouver court ruled that fraud charges against Meng Wanzhou in the United States would constitute a crime in Canada, opening the way for her extradition."

These guys are merely "bargaining chips" for the Chinese to use to get Meng Wanzou back from Canada to China before she is extradited to the United States; however, the timing here is very much working against the Chinese government's desire to get this woman repatriated before standing trial in the US.

Jun 19 06:18

CA Governor Newsom & L.A. Mayor Show Us How To Comply With Their Face Mask Orders

Look at how California governor Gavin Newsom wears his "mask"! Newsom issued "GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS" on June 18 and he claims in a tweet that "Californians are now REQUIRED to wear face coverings in public spaces," but he listed no law, code or statue number that would specify the details or penalties for non-compliance. Tweets and documents posted on a website that say "guidance" are not a law.

Jun 18 18:43

California Governor Gavin Newsom Mandates Face Coverings In Public Spaces

One interesting thing that I immediately noticed is that Newsom's PDF entitled "GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS" dated June 18, 2020 does not include the word 'law', 'statute,' 'code,' etc. It is not an executive order or a bill signed into law. It lists some medical exceptions, etc. but does not list any penalty or punishment for violators. Compare this to the facemask orders issued in Maryland, which threatens a $5000 fine, one year in jail and a misdemeanor criminal conviction, or in Virginia or New Mexico, which list similar type sanctions. Even the local county face mask orders which had been issued in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (which were both rescinded last month) had listed a fine of $1000 and 3 months in jail for violators.

Yet the California 'guidance' lists no such penalties. Why? If there are no penalties and no statue or code numbers, then this is not a law.

Jun 18 17:17

We’re in a sinister new era of totalitarianism, where PC combat units use social media to destroy anyone who disagrees with them

These mobs of hating, condemning, moralizing, groupthink hypocrites are modern-day Nazis. They don’t wear uniforms or have guns, but their weapon of online psychological abuse is proving frighteningly effective.

Totalitarianism didn’t disappear when the Nazis were defeated. It hid, stealthily, only to come back later. The US and Europe intuitively built a new elaborate type of dictatorship. The state delegated the functions of surveillance, persecution, isolation and judgment to society. Initially, it looked very innocent: fighting against intolerance, defending the mistreated and the oppressed. Noble goals.

But with time, these values turned into idols, while intolerance of evil transformed into intolerance of a different opinion. And social media is making things worse. Public opinion is now a repressive machine that gangs up on people, booing and destroying anyone who dares to challenge its value system and moral compass.

Jun 18 17:14

No mask, no service: American Airlines bans #WalkAway founder for not complying with Covid-19 rules

Conservative activist Brandon Straka has been banned from flying with American Airlines after he was booted from a plane for refusing to wear a mask as part of the company’s Covid-19 guidelines.

Jun 18 10:24

Tucker Carlson: ‘Big Tech Monopolies Have Now Surpassed the Federal Government as the Chief Threat to Our Liberty’

Tuesday, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson opened his prime time cable news show with a warning about the threats so-called Big Tech poses to Americans’ liberty, particularly as a chilling effect has been sent through those that typically engage in political discourse due to Black Lives Matter.

Jun 18 09:56

DIGITAL HATE WATCHDOG THAT GOT ZEROHEDGE BANNED FROM ADSENSE RELEASES WEBSITE ‘BLACKLIST’

The Centre for Countering Digital Hate has released a blacklist of 10 US-based websites it wants banned from Google AdSense for “racism.”

Working together with NBC News, the Centre for Countering Digital Hate, or CCDH, succeeded in getting ZeroHedge banned from Google’s adsense, but it turns out they’re not the only websites on their blacklist.

Stop Funding Fake News, a project by the CCDH, has put 10 US-based websites, including ZeroHedge, on a blacklist for posting “racist articles about the protests.”

Sites on the list include: American Greatness, Moonbattery, American Thinker, Big League Politics, WND, The Washington Standard, Gateway Pundit, and Breitbart. The Federalist is also on the list, and were targeted by Google, but were allowed to remain on AdSense after removing their comments section.

Jun 18 08:43

Dirty Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Is Under Investigation for Funneling $140,000 in Atlanta Funds to Supplement His Salary

But DA Paul Howard is not without scandal.
The Fulton County District Attorney is under investigation for funneling at least $140,000 in Atlanta funds to supplement his own salary.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported in May:

Jun 18 08:38

Fauci Fearmongers That Football May Not Happen This Year

Just when you thought it was safe to socially-distanced, mask-wearing venture outdoors, and just a day after the English Premier League soccer reopened from its lockdown, America's 'Dr.Doom' - Dr. Anthony Fauci - told CNN that the NFL may not happen this year...

“Unless players are essentially in a bubble – insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day – it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there was a TV "news reader" out there with some "male attributes" (and ladies, I am including you in on this, even if those attributes are virtual! :-))

Someone would, live, on-air, inquire of Dr. Fauci on the following:

1. What is his financial relationship with those companies racing to come up with a vaccine for Covid-19?

2. How do people educate themselves better about keeping their own immune systems as "bullet-proof" as possible, because, just as with everything else, knowledge in these ares of science, nutrition, and attitude, is powerful, is it not?!?

But these are questions which will not get asked, or answered, because they do not follow "the correct narrative" on this illness, which is an absolute, damned shame.

Jun 18 08:34

Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement?

Does anyone believe the nationwide riots and looting are a spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd?

It’s all too coordinated, too widespread, and too much in-sync with the media narrative that applauds the “mainly peaceful protests” while ignoring the vast destruction to cities across the country. What’s that all about? Do the instigators of these demonstrations want to see our cities reduced to urban wastelands where street gangs and Antifa thugs impose their own harsh justice? That’s where this is headed, isn’t it?

Jun 18 08:26

What Kind of "Popular Revolution" Is This?!

I have to say that I am amazed that so many folks on the Left seem to think that the current riots in the US are a spontaneous rebellion against police violence, systemic racism, and history of persecution and exploitation of Blacks and Indians, etc. As for the violence, looting and riots – they are either excused as a result of some kind of righteous wrath or blamed on “infiltrators”. In my previous article I tried to show how the Democrats and the US media tried to instrumentalize these riots and to use them against Trump’s bid for reelection. I accompanied the article with a carefully staged photo-op of US Democrats “taking a knee” in solidarity (as if the leaders of the Democratic Party gave a hoot about Blacks or poor US Americans!).

What I did not mention was how the US (and even trans-national) corporate world backed these riots to the hilt. Here are just a few examples of this:

Jun 18 08:21

Rabobank: "Bolton's Book Marks Another Step Deeper Into The US-China Cold War"

Submitted by Michael Every of Rabobank

Spy Kvetcher
Excuse the repeat pun today, but there was no need to publish in Australia to avoid the Official Secrets Act: just leak the contents to journalists and, hey presto, the Bloomberg headline (so far) is “Book of Bolton”. Which, it must be said, lands some heavy blows on this US president. The particular hits the media are flagging are that Trump allegedly pleaded with China’s Xi Jinping to help him get re-elected, and was fine with re-education/detention camps in Xinjiang.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is supremely frustrating about the current state of events is having to formulate the question that NO ONE in the bowels of power in DC want us asking, and that is: why are Americans' choices for their President always so absolutely God-awful every four years?!?

Why does someone like a Tulsi Gabbard ( a US Veteran who has seen war, a minority, and a very bright, self-actualized woman) never get a place at the table?!?

Listen, had she been allowed to run by her Party, I would have canvassed for her. I do marketing for a living, and I am not half-bad at it.

So, for our "choices", we have a slezozoid, corrupt Biden, running against a slezozoid, corrupt President Trump, all pumped up by their respective ad agencies to appear as though they are saviors of this country, not to mention the world, when they neither candidate comes close to fitting that particular bill.

And at the end of the day, the party that ALWAYS wins American elections, is the bi-partisan war party, so what benefit to the average American is this illusion of having choice in the American political process, when, in reality, there is none?!?

I'm absolutely no seer, but I would reasonably predict that no matter who wins the Presidential election in November, that this country will go back to a draft; and this time, they will be conscripting our your women, as well as our young men.

Our troop strength is way down from what it needs to be continue to fight these on-going endless wars, from which there appears to be no respite.

Jun 18 08:20

America: Too Weak to Rein in Its Own Empire

A grievous blow to international security has just been dealt. President Donald Trump has announced that American troops are to be withdrawn from…Germany. Yes, Germany. Why are American troops in Germany? Because we have to fight them over there so we don’t fight them here, you see, and there are few generators of terrorism and chaos in the world today quite like the Berlin club circuit.

The real surprise isn’t that we’re pulling troops out of Germany; it’s that they’re still there 75 years after World War II ended. And according to the White House, they aren’t even all being withdrawn, just a quarter of them, a reduction of 9,500 that will leave 25,000 American boots on German soil. And of the 9,500, a senior administration official tells Reuters that at least some will be redeployed elsewhere. Poland, with its closer proximity to Russia and plans to build a Fort Trump panderopolis, is a likely destination.

Jun 18 08:13

The System Is Rigged: Qualified Immunity Is How the Police State Stays in Power

The system is rigged.

The system is rigged, the government is corrupt, and “we the people” continue to waste our strength by fighting each other rather than standing against the tyrant in our midst.

Because the system is rigged, because the government is corrupt, and because “we the people” remain polarized and divided, the police state will keep winning and “we the people” will keep losing.

Because the system is rigged and the U.S. Supreme Court—the so-called “people’s court”—has exchanged its appointed role as a gatekeeper of justice for its new role as maintainer of the status quo, there will be little if no consequences for the cops who brutalize and no justice for the victims of police brutality.

Jun 18 08:12

Study Reveals The long-term negative effects of face coverings on ventilatory function

These are very revealing excerpts from a professional university medical study conducted in Saudi Arabia in 2012, on the health effects of using of face coverings "niqab". The study used 38 young healthy non-smoking and non-obese women. 18 of them wore face coverings for 4 or more hours per day and the rest did not. Note that in many references the doctors compare the effects with those of face masks

Jun 18 08:12

Study Reveals The long-term negative effects of face coverings on ventilatory function

These are very revealing excerpts from a professional university medical study conducted in Saudi Arabia in 2012, on the health effects of using of face coverings "niqab". The study used 38 young healthy non-smoking and non-obese women. 18 of them wore face coverings for 4 or more hours per day and the rest did not. Note that in many references the doctors compare the effects with those of face masks

Jun 18 08:10

America’s Own Color Revolution

If we step back from the immediate issue of videos showing a white Minneapolis policeman pressing his knee on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, and look at what has taken place across the nation since then, it is clear that certain organizations or groups were well-prepared to instrumentalize the horrific event for their own agenda.

The protests since May 25 have often begun peacefully only to be taken over by well-trained violent actors. Two organizations have appeared regularly in connection with the violent protests—Black Lives Matter and Antifa (USA). Videos show well-equipped protesters dressed uniformly in black and masked (not for coronavirus to be sure), vandalizing police cars, burning police stations, smashing store windows with pipes or baseball bats. Use of Twitter and other social media to coordinate “hit-and-run” swarming strikes of protest mobs is evident.

Jun 18 08:05

NBC Facing "Considerable Backlash" After Pushing Google To Demonetize Conservatives, Trump Tweets

During a Thursday morning flurry of tweets that broke a period of unusually light twitter activity, President Trump took aim at two of his favorite targets - NBC News, and Google - and slammed both companies for their 'collaboration' on trying to demonetize conservative news sites.

Trump tweeted that NBC is facing "considerable backlash" for a reporter's recent "collaboration" with far-left groups in the UK to try to get two media organizations, including Zero Hedge, demonetized on Google's platform.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I keep having to ask myself, over and over; since when did being a "centerist" (which is what I consider myself to be) become such a curse to the rest of society?!?

So Whoopie Goldberg and Joy Behar, from "The View", if you're ever out this way, PLEASE stop by for tea, and whatever you'd like to eat, and tell me why I am, in your perspectives, so absolutely, pig-headedly wrong about being a centerist, and why, because of that, I need to "redeem' myself" in your eyes?!?

Because right now, ladies, I am feeling singularly unapologetic for my perspectives, which I believe to be both logical and reasonable; so I invite you both to demonstrate to me where I am wrong.

Jun 18 02:04

Coronavirus: The road trip that turned Ashley Bloomfield (NZ Director-General of Health) from hero to zero

When the plane wheels ground against the runway at Auckland international airport, the two sisters would have been stressed and exhausted.

They'd crossed the globe from London, via Doha and Brisbane, to be with their dying mother. But first, they had to sit out 14 days of managed isolation at Auckland's Novotel Ellerslie, living every day with the knowledge that tomorrow could be too late.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has said the two women who drove to Wellington should have been tested prior to leaving Auckland.

They arrived on June 7 – a Sunday. New Zealand was still in lockdown level 2, but Kiwis were already mentally throwing off the shackles of Covid-19. We'd gone 16 days with no new cases and politicians and businesspeople were clamouring for a move to level one – the removal of all restrictions except border control.

*See, we have just as many incompetent officials as anywhere else in the world!*

Jun 18 01:58

World media doubles down on NZ as military brought in to sort quarantine woes

Just a day after overseas media highlighted the blunder that allowed two Covid-positive women to roam freely around New Zealand, they've taken aim again following the decision to bring the military in to control quarantine.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday announced that Air Commodore Darren (Digby) Webb had been called in to oversee the mandatory quarantine.

Now media from across the globe have taken a keen interest in how the Ministry of Health is "bungling" its handling of Kiwis returning from overseas and heading into quarantine.

The Telegraph called the incident and introduction of the military a "fiasco" while Bloomberg called it a "quarantine bungle".

Jun 17 06:26

Weaponization Of Food: Starvation To Manufacture Compliance

The elites are doing their best to cut the food supply chains in order to weaponized food. At the end of the day, if they succeed, you will be trading your freedom for a small morsel of food.

Jun 17 03:09

Google Demonetizes Zero Hedge

As you may have read on NBC, Google has decided to suspend ad hosting on the "far-right" Zero Hedge (which apparently can be anything from "batshit insane Austrian school blog" to Russian propaganda or framed in any other way that serves the agenda of those who disagree with our views - which apparently these days is a lot of people) along with The Federalist, a decision that would have a materially adverse impact for both websites. The reason presented to us for this decision is far more mundane than what has been disclosed by NBC: we are currently appealing it, and expect to remedy it.

That said, we were surprised by the framing of the suspension by the NBC article, which disturbingly appears to be another attempt at activist targeting of inconvenient media outlets, especially since the core argument presented by the NBC employee is different than what Google actually has said. In fact, half the NBC article just happens to be dead wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This demonetizing of zerohedge.com absolutely reeks of either insanity, or desperation on the cusp of madness, courtesy of Google.

Jun 17 03:02

Members of Congress took small-business loans — and the full extent is unknown: some GOP lawmakers who benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program also opposed legislation requiring lending transparency.

It’s a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have acknowledged close ties to companies that have received loans from the program — businesses that are either run by their families or employ their spouse as a senior executive.

Republicans on the list include Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, a wealthy businessman who owns auto dealerships, body shops and car washes, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, whose family owns multiple farms and equipment suppliers across the Midwest. The Democrats count Rep. Susie Lee of Nevada, whose husband is CEO of a regional casino developer, and Rep. Debbie Mucarsel Powell of Florida, whose husband is an executive at a restaurant chain that has since returned the loan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by these revelations; this is thoroughly what can be expected from the US's criminal political class.

Jun 17 02:37

North Korea to resume wargames in demilitarized border area after BLOWING UP intra-Korean liaison office

Pyongyang has vowed to send troops back into previously disarmed areas and renew military drills near the border, amid an ongoing spat with Seoul over defectors, inflamed further by the recent demolition of a negotiations outpost.
North Korea will reestablish a troop presence in the Mount Kumgang and Kaesong regions – which both fall just beyond the Demilitarized Zone along the border – and resume “all kinds of regular military exercises,” the Korean People's Army said on Wednesday, according to Yonhap News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There's a companion piece from Reuters with the following datelined yesterday:

North Korea rejects South's offer of envoys, vows to redeploy border troops

Things seem to be deteriorating spectacularly here, but of course, there is very little mention of it in US press outlets; one has to wonder what the next North Korean escalation is going to be, and what China is going to do to either encourage it, or attempt to restrain it?!?

Jun 17 02:26

THE FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ITS OWN POLICE AND IS PART OF A VAST SURVEILLANCE CENTER – SHOULD YOU WORRY?

Without any Congressional hearings on the matter, the USA Patriot Act in 2001 bestowed on the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks domestic policing powers. While the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. is deemed an “independent federal agency,” with its Chair and Governors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the 12 regional Fed banks are private corporations owned by the member banks in their region. As settled law under John L. Lewis v. United States confirms: “Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate corporation owned by commercial banks in its region.”

In the case of the New York Fed, which is located in the Wall Street area of Manhattan, its largest shareowners are behemoth multinational banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. So what the USA Patriot Act effectively did was to give multinational corporations domestic policing powers in New York City via the New York Fed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Patriot Act did, in essence, was to concentrate more wealth, intel, and policing into the hands of the already monied, and gives them the power to protect their wealth, at the cost of investors who have become "unsecured creditors."

The following article, from investopedia.com, explains this very clearly:

Why Bank Bail-Ins Will Be the New Bailouts

The article goes on to state: "With a bank bail-in, the bank uses the money of its unsecured creditors, including depositors and bondholders, to restructure their capital so it can stay afloat. In effect, the bank is allowed to convert its debt into equity for the purpose of increasing its capital requirements. A bank can undergo a bail-in quickly through a resolution proceeding, which provides immediate relief to the bank. The obvious risk to bank depositors is the possibility of losing a portion of their deposits. However, depositors have the protection of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), insuring each bank account for up to $250,000. Banks are required to use only those deposits in excess of the $250,000 protection.

As unsecured creditors, depositors and bondholders are subordinated to derivative claims. Derivatives are the investments that banks make among each other, which are supposed to be used to hedge their portfolios. However, the 25 largest banks hold more than $247 trillion in derivatives, which poses a tremendous amount of risk to the financial system."

This... is why you only have as much money in the bank as you need to pay your bills, period, end of discussion.

Jun 17 02:13

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR LOSES ADMIN JOB FOR STATING THAT "MEN CANNOT GET PREGNANT"

SOURCE: VIGILANT CITIZEN

Kathleen Lowrey is an associate professor of anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, in Canada. She is also serving as the chair of the undergraduate program – an administrative role which includes duties such as chairing a committee about courses, approving transfer credits, and running a special seminar for honors students in the department.

She’s also a feminist. However, according to some anonymous students and the higher-ups of her University, she is not the right kind of feminist. Because she believes that women are … women. Even worse, she believes that men cannot be women because they don’t have a vagina.

These extreme and radical views caused her to become “problematic” as she was pressured to leave her administrative role. When she refused to do so, she was fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This firing of this professor smacks of desperation on the cusp of madness.

And speaking of this, when has it become "illogical" to say that biological males cannot have children, to the point when you fire a professor for making that obseervation?!?

Folks, this is an industrial-strength slippery slope moment in Canadian academia which is going to have to be addressed, sooner or later, and I would like to hope, for the sake of free discussion, it is addressed sooner.

Jun 17 01:56

POLITICAL GROUPS USE “DEEPLY SPOOKY” PROTESTER LOCATION DATA

SOURCE: ARS TECHNICA
It’s no secret that police and other law enforcement agencies have a history of using mobile phone location and other data to target or investigate individuals, and the wave of mass protests in support of black communities and against police brutality this month has provided a rich data trove for them to probe. As it turns out, cops aren’t the only ones diving into the data to follow demonstrators after the streets are clear.

Political advocacy and voter-registration groups are reaping the bounty of location data tied to protests, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The groups use geofencing to contact those who were at protests—basically, reaching out to every device that was in a certain area at a certain time, without specifically identifying the individual. In this case, activists reach out with political messages.

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