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Mar 16 09:44

PENTAGON TO TEST LONG-RANGE MISSILES PREVIOUSLY BANNED UNDER FALTERING INF

Pentagon officials announced plans this week to move forward with flight tests of two medium to long range missile types previously banned under the Reagan era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which both Washington and Moscow recently declared they have effectively pulled out of. The tests of the long-banned ground-launched cruise missiles would mark an ultimate point of no return for the fast faltering landmark 1987 treaty.

The tests are expected to begin in August, the point at which the US and Russia agree the INF is set to finally terminate, which would be the death knell of the over three decade treaty which successfully kept missile build up out of Europe at the tail end of the Cold War and after.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by this development.

Mar 16 09:42

LIBYA'S "GADDAFI 2.0" EYES MILITARY TAKEOVER OF TRIPOLI, COULD RATTLE GLOBAL OIL MARKETS

Libya is coming apart again — though of course it was never put back together in the first place after NATO's regime change war to topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 in the first place. Since then it's been a jihadist wasteland of three, or at times up to four, competing governments vying for control of land and resources.

And now, as Bloomberg reports this week "Libya’s most powerful warlord has his sights on the capital" of Tripoli and "even his international backers are nervous." Who are Khalifa Haftar's international backers? He was for a couple decades believed to be on the CIA's payroll while living in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. in exile during Gaddafi's rule. He's also financed by the UAE and quickly emerged as a main player collecting the spoils in the aftermath of the US-French-NATO bombing campaign in support of the rebels.

Bloomberg reports the growing alarm of his international backers:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sorry, but the US/NATO intervention in Libya, which saw Gaddafi assassinated, has brought this situation upon their own heads.

But somehow or another, they are going to need to learn about, and cope with, what this man plans.

But here's the thing; what ... if he plans a deal with, for example, Iran, Russia, or China, regarding Libya's oil, and a safe, secure way to get it piped or shipped to friendly countries?!?

And (shudder) not sell Libya's oil for US dollars?!?

What is the West prepared to do then?!?

As Shakespeare once commented, "Aye, there's the rub"!!!

Mar 16 09:34

FEMA CONTRACTOR ARRESTED FOR COCAINE DISTRIBUTION... TO KIDS

SOURCE: JOHN PAUL HAMPSTEAD VIA FREIGHTWAVES.COM

Joseph Lipsey III, CEO of Chattanooga-based transportation companies Lipsey Logistics and Lipsey Trucking, was arrested on Tuesday in Aspen, CO, for distribution of cocaine to a minor, three counts of serving alcohol to a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia, and providing nicotine to minors. Lipsey’s wife Shira and son, Joseph Lipsey IV, were arrested Monday on similar counts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am trying to get my head around this kind of behaviour, by adults who should know better; but apparently, do not.

Mar 16 09:32

HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ADMITS REGISTERED CHILD SEX OFFENDER READ TO KIDS IN DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME

A registered child sex offender has been reading to children at Houston Public Library as part of its Drag Queen Storytime.

A group called Mass Resistance, which has been trying to put an end to the program, contacted KHOU about the child sex offender.

Mass Resistance claims it had been asking the City of Houston for months to disclose information about the drag queens, and when requests went unanswered, they did their own digging and made the shocking link.

A media spokesperson for the library confirmed one of the program’s drag queens, Tatiana Mala Nina, is Alberto Garza, a 32-year-old child sex offender. In 2008, he was convicted of assaulting an 8-year-old boy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE HIRING FOR THIS CHILDREN'S EVENT

Mar 16 09:30

CIA BLAMES ITS PROXY FOR ITS RAID ON NORTH KOREA'S EMBASSY IN SPAIN

The CIA is the main suspect in the military style raid on the North Korean embassy in Madrid. It now launched a somewhat hapless effort to deflect from it. The Spanish report in which Spanish government sources accuse the CIA said:

At least two of the 10 assailants who broke into the embassy and interrogated diplomatic staff have been identified and have connections to the US intelligence agency. The CIA has denied any involvement but government sources say their response was “unconvincing.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

From the US government's Department of "You Can't Make This S*it Up"!!

Mar 16 09:27

Don’t accept the rules for how to criticize the Israel lobby

A maddening element of the Ilhan Omar controversy is all the experts offering instruction on The right way and the wrong way to criticize the Israel lobby. Why must someone who sees a dreadful faction working to skew US policy-making walk on eggshells when attacking it? Do the Parkland students hold back about their target lobby? Do advocates for abortion rights issue rules of rhetorical niceness when they see the enemy gathering across the Supreme Court plaza?

Oh– but you are talking about Jewish influence.

Actually we have made that distinction: we are talking about Zionist influence.

Mar 16 09:20

Scott Adams: Vetos, White Nationalists, Bernie’s Head Injury, Beto the Hacker

Do CNN people believe their Charlottesville “fine people” hoax?
Is it a self-inflicted false memory they can’t see?
President Trump vetos congress rejection of National Emergency
Gotcha! question to President Trump about “white supremacists”
Either way he answered, enemy press would claim he’s racist
“Honeymooning alone”, vacationing and traveling alone
Two people who want to do the same thing, same time?
Beto has acknowledged being a hacker, a thief, when he was younger
Does Hollywood support a guy who pirated their work?
His hacker name was “psychedelic” something or other
The tell for people whom have done psychedelic drugs?
They think their barriers are artificial and can be overcome
The world around them is a construct of their own minds
The “Candace Owens Effect”
You’re an observer, a person talking about the news
Suddenly you’re part of the story

Mar 16 08:37

Israel intelligence agency admits Iran hacked Gantz’s phone

Israel’s intelligence agency Shin Bet has admitted that Iranian hackers got hold of election hopeful Benny Gantz’s personal data and sensitive material from his mobile phone.

Gantz downplayed the hacking and said that his phone did not include any sensitive material, but his Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) alliance issue a statement claiming that the timing of the hacking report was meant to affect his electoral campaign ahead of the upcoming election on 9 April.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu has a much stronger motive to hack Gantz's phone ... BUt Iran makes a great scapegoat!

Mar 16 08:30

Would Social Media Have Censored Video of 9/11 or Kennedy Assassination?

According to CNN Business, “Facebook, YouTube and Twitter struggle to deal with New Zealand shooting video.”

“Deal with” is code for “censor on demand by governments and activist organizations who oppose public access to information that hasn’t first been thoroughly vetted for conformity to their preferred narrative.”

Do you really need to see first-person video footage of an attacker murdering 49 worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand?

Maybe not. Chances are pretty good you didn’t even want to. I suspect that many of us who did (I viewed what appeared to be a partial copy before YouTube deleted it) would rather we could un-see it.

But whether or not we watch it should be up to us, not those governments and activists. Social media companies should enable our choices, not suppress our choices at the censors’ every whim.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that social media is scrubbing all the info about this shooter is another indicator this may have been a staged event to justify New Zealand banning all semi-automatic weapons.

Mar 16 04:59

Why Trump’s comments about the New Zealand attacks are so disturbing

(*Here's Trump's Presidential Tweet:>>> )
My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!

150K
7:41 AM - Mar 15, 2019

(*So Trump's comments about the New Zealand attacks being so disturbing could just be another "if these Facts as Alleged , are True" , for those who think I'm only picking on iwb )

Mar 15 16:21

Pompeo Tells Senators They Don't "Truly Care About Yemeni Lives" After Vote

This week the Senate voted to cease and desist US military cooperation with allies Saudi Arabia and UAE in waging the war in Yemen, which according to the United Nations has created one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent history. The Wednesday vote was was 54 to 46, including seven Republicans voting with the Democrats.

The “war powers” legislation has been widely seen as a direct rebuke of Trump's foreign policy amid broader pushback over his defense of Saudi Arabia in the wake of last year's Jamal Khashoggi killing at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. The invocation of the War Powers Act of 1973 expressly prohibits US military action not previously approved by Congress.

A House vote is expected soon, which would require President Trump to immediately withdraw American military support from the Saudi-led coalition. Trump said in December he would veto the Senate resolution if it ever reached his desk, which now appears likely.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Secretary Pompeo, I am sorry, but you just jumped the shark, with these accusations against Congress.

IT is the US government who considers every dead infant, child, woman, or medically fragile person "collateral damage here, and there is utterly no way to describe what is happening, as anything less than genocide, coupled with the US/Saudi commission of war crimes.

Secretary, please understand something here; many of my brother and sister Americans understand what is going on , and condemn it, but feel that they have no real voice in this issue.

And that is something, sir, I would suggest that you think about as the 2020 Presidential race comes into.

There is one aspect to President Trump's administration that concerns me greatly, so there is a question I need to ask; why does he seem at his greatest comfort level, when he is around bullies?

His BFFs in the Middle East are the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Bin Salman, and the Butcher of Gaza,and Bibi Netanyahu; and the people with whom he surrounds himself,, are also bullies, sir, and the hard reality is, John Bolton, apparently never saw a potential war you didn't want the US to fight.

Right now, our military is suffering from very short staffing; the weaponry they get from your "good Buds" in the military/industrial complex, is shoddy, sometimes obsolete upon delivery; and the cost over-estimates are wicked.

What's wrong with this picture, Secretary Pompeo?!?

Everything, sir.

Mar 15 12:52

Johnstone: "BREAKING - Everyone Who Opposes War Is A Russian Anti-Semite"

In order to appease the internet censors, today’s Caitlin Johnstone article has been replaced with a breaking report from the National News Conglomerate. NNC: Obey.

Washington, D.C. (NNC)? - ?Following the publication of the results of a groundbreaking new study this week, experts are now reporting that every single person who questions western military interventionism is both an antisemitic bigot and a Russian national.

Research analyst Les Overton is a senior fellow at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Democracy (ASPCD), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank whose motives we can only assume are perfectly truthful and unbiased. He told NNC that the ASPCD’s research clearly shows that the rate of correlation between an individual opposing western foreign policy, harboring a virulent hatred of Jewish people, and being a citizen of the Russian Federation is “at least a hundred percent, if not more.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder; were they "push polling", where if you look at the breadth and depth of a particular zip code to get precisely the answers they want, or are they polling the criminally insane.

I for one, as a Christian Pacifist activist, refuse to be labeled by people who utterly do NOT have any respect for the American people, and are most likely owned by the military/industrial complex

Mar 15 12:40

Timoshenko reveals huge election rigging plot by Poroshenko’s team to EU envoyMore:http://tass.com/world/1048677?_ga=2.217488598.1710591062.1552539984-363929275.1477368173

KIEV, March 14. /TASS/. Yulia Timoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party and a Ukrainian presidential contender, informed EU ambassador to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli about an extensive scheme by incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko’s team to rig the upcoming presidential vote.

"Today, I met with the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli. I informed the ambassador about the way the election campaign is unfolding and, primarily, about the large-scale fraud that incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko’s team is organizing and carrying out," presidential candidate Timoshenko wrote on her Facebook page. She emphasized that what is happening now with the elections is "incompatible with democracy".

Ambassador Mingarelli emphasized that the Ukrainian elections must be "fair, free and conducted in accordance with global democratic standards".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After engineering "regime change" in Ukraine Obama admits having brokered the deal for "regime change" in Ukraine, one has to wonder; is President Obama experiencing any kind of "regime Change regrets", seeing how unglued this government and leadership has become?!?

Oh, and has President Obama really aware that most of the best posts in Ukraine government and military, are handled by Neo-Nazis?!?

His regime change in Ukraine can now be rightfully described as one of the worst "epic fails" of his tenure as President.

Mar 15 12:15

Alleged New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooter’s Manifesto Praises Donald Trump As ‘Symbol Of Renewed White Identity’

A man who opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, causing multiple fatalities, also says that prominent Donald Trump supporter Candace Owens inspired him.

A mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday has left an astonishing total of 49 people dead, according to The Associated Press. The shooting was carried out by at least one gunman who posted on online “manifesto” stating white supremacist viewpoints and naming prominent Donald Trump supporter and right-wing American media personality Candace Owens as the person who most inspired him to commit acts of violence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One after another people of color have let it be known, in conversations the "drive by media" won't publish, that President Trump is not a racist.

President Trump has got to come out ahead of this thing, swinging, (I used that only as a metaphor; I have physical violence of any kind) because the corpratocrisy is just whetting their lips to see a flurry of more bad optics coming out on the President; this could not have happened at a worse time, with the Korea Summit having blown up in Trump's face; the economy being right about to hit the skids, and the China negotiations in a deadlock.

As a Christian Pacifist activist, I am just as horrified as everyone else at this terrible tragedy in New Zealand. But I have to ask myself;

1. Did this kid act alone on this?!?

2. Was he taking any anti-depressant meds when he did this?

3. Was he "groomed" by any hate group who found him an easy target, for a conversion to these viewpoints, which made the killing of innocent Muslims "the right thing to do"?!?

And to the members, and leadership of these two Muslim mosques, I need to reach out to you and say: I could never have supported President Trump if I had the slightest sense that he was a racist. As someone who strives to be a morally responsible Christian, that would have been impossible.

Prayers for your communities, along with an understanding that as brother and sister humans, we are all on this journey together; so please, let's all of us start acting like it!!!

Mar 15 11:49

US AIRSTRIKE WIPES OUT ALLIED AFGHAN BASE IN 'FRIENDLY FIRE' INCIDENT

In the latest bizarre story to come out of the US "endless war" in Afghanistan, American warplanes obliterated an allied Afghan military post in an act of "self defense" on Wednesday.

The incident took place in the tribal Uruzgan province of south-central Afghanistan and reportedly began when a joint convoy of US troops and Afghan Special Forces came under fire by another unit of Afghan ground troops in what appears a major instance of accidental friendly fire resulting in a devastating two dozen total casualties on the Afghan side.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am having a "Jean Luc Picard "facepalm", at warp speed, upon reading this; why, in the name of heaven, has our military, on both the intelligence and operations levels, devolved to "the gang that can't shoot straight"?!?!

This is absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

Mar 15 11:46

HOW THE SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM IS COMING TO AMERICA

THE MOST FRIGHTENING PART? THAT SYSTEM IS COMING HERE. SOON.

While most Americans have scarcely noticed their descent into a police state, they are quick to dismiss the idea that such a system could be implemented in the land they still perceive to be free. However, all the moving parts are in place in the United States. They only need to come together to form the Social Credit System here.

And they are coming together.

Social media is one important method of judging “social scores.” This is mainly because of the willful posting of social media users on virtually every aspect of their lives. This data is extremely useful to governments who monitor and store the information acquired freely by users who give away the most personal and intimate details of their lives and do so without charge.

THE SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM GOES ALONG WITH THE MOVE TO A CASHLESS SOCIETY.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is no "accident" that in the US, the very dark media controllers is that ugly triumverate of Google, Facebook, and Twitter, which function, rather well, as the 4th arm of American government; so now we have the Executive Branch; the Judicial Branch; the Congressional Branch, and the Surveillance Branch, as they have evolved to be.

And using personal data without your consent?!? That, my friends, is the tip of the iceberg; or the tip of the Zuckerberg, if you catch my drift.

Mar 15 11:19

ANTI-GUNNERS WIN CASE TO POTENTIALLY BANKRUPT GUN MANUFACTURERS IN THE COURT ROOM

OURCE: BIGLEAGUEPOLITICS.COM
On March 14, 2019 the Connecticut Supreme Court sided with anti-gun interests by giving the green-light for a lawsuit against companies that manufactured and sold the semi-automatic rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Sandy Hook victims’ relatives originally sued the gun manufacturer Remington in 2014 for facilitating this shooting.

This recent ruling allows this lawsuit to potentially go to trial, which could legally compel gun companies to turn over internal communications and other sensitive information to anti-gun government agencies.

The court agreed with the lower court judge’s decision to throw out claims that directly challenged the federal law, The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, protecting gun companies from federal litigation. However, the court did allow the case to move forward based on a state law regarding unfair trade practices.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A question which remains unanswered is, was Adam Lanza on prescription drugs at the time of the shooting?!?

There is one story which might make sense here, and that is the following:


Neighbor says Lanza was on meds, links between SSRIs and violence

The article goes on to state:

"As the world continues to search for answers to the senseless violence and police say they are leaving no stone unturned, reports surface on the links between certain psychiatric medications and homicidal violence."

"The Washington Post has reported that a neighbor of Adam Lanza, the suspected shooter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings, said that Lanza was on some form of medication. Police have issued search warrants to determine if Lanza was being treated with any drugs prescribed for mental illness.

Police have said that so far a search of the Lanza home has turned up no such medications. The shootings take place as warnings grow louder within the medical profession of dangerous and possibly violent side effects of a class of psychiatric drugs known as SSRIs, "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors." One study from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices has identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with violent behavior."

Of course, this article is not sourced, in terms of which neighbor suggested that this might be the case; but the pharmaceutical industry will never cop to their products creating harm, and I notice, in this article, that there is no mention of a possibility that Lanza might have been on, or was just coming off, prescription medications right before the incident happened. At the time of the autopsy (and we do not know how long after Lanza killed himself), no drugs were found in Lanza's system.

Mar 15 10:17

US ANNOUNCES MORE SUPPORT FOR ‘HEROIC’ WHITE HELMETS IN SYRIA

The Trump administration is doubling down on backing the White Helmets, the self-proclaimed civil defense group with often controversial activity in militant-held areas of Syria, pledging a $5 million donation at a conference.
The contribution was announced by ambassador James Jeffrey, US special envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS) coalition, at the third Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, held in Brussels.

The $5 million will fund both the “vital, life-saving operations” by the White Helmets and the work of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM), a UN body created in late 2016 to investigate – but not prosecute – alleged atrocities in Syria after 2011.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has President Trump just completely lost his mind, or was he just "not privy" to this decision?!? The world knows that this is a terror organisation, funded and supplied by the US and UK. The evidence here, is clear, incontrovertible, and compelling.

Syrian government lambasts evacuation of White Helmets as 'criminal'

Are the White Helmets terrorists?

White Helmets are Terrorist Auxiliaries

Further extensive of direct collusion between the White Helmets, and Islamic Terrorist Groups

Are White Helmets Terroists?

videos: the White Helmets are terrorists

James Jeffrey and Robert Paladino, do you seriously believe that thinking Americans can neither read, or reason?!? Gentlemen, what the hell is going on here?!?

I am utterly disgusted with both of you, aS this is a continuation of the narrative which has broken down a zillion times, in evaluating the actions of this group.

There is a very solid reason why President Trump has not pulled completely out of Syria, as he told the American people he would; and I do not know under what guise, or cover, he is working, and why they are still there, but they are.

So one has to wonder; are us troops going to be the "sacrificial lambs" for a phoney "false flag" (possibly executed by the White Helmets) which to blame on Hezbollah, or Iran, as the "excuse/justification" for going into Syria, and potentially, Iran, with a full force militarily decap strike?!?

Mar 15 10:01

The Intercept Bars Co-Founder From Meeting After Snowden Archive Shutdown

Laura Poitras, one of the founding editors of The Intercept, was barred from attending a company meeting on Thursday following a decision by First Look Media to discontinue managing The Intercept’s archive of leaked documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Poitras was the initial recipient of Snowden’s trove of secret NSA documents and a driving journalistic force behind the bombshell stories they yielded beginning in 2013. Since 2014, Poitras and Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald have entrusted The Intercept, which is owned by First Look Media, to maintain the voluminous archive. The trove of information includes millions of files that have been the basis for major stories worldwide concerning the growth and reach of 21st-century mass digital surveillance.

Mar 15 09:59

Busted: Club Of Rome Reveals Gushing Support For Green New Deal

By Patrick Wood

The venerable global elite group, The Club of Rome, has tipped its hand by gushing over the Sunrise Movement and the Green New Deal.

Founded in 1968, the Club of Rome was the original elite group who created crisis-mode global cooling and then global warming. They produced the infamous treatise called “The Limits to Growth” that was positioned as “A Report for The Club of Rome’s Project on the Predicament of Mankind.” Limits to Growth proposed a resource-based economic system in the likeness of Technocracy, and called for economic equilibrium between population and available resources...

Mar 15 09:54

Tulsi Gabbard Attacks Facebook over Censorship, Defends Free Speech for ‘All Americans’

Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard issued a statement in favor of free speech earlier today, calling on Americans to “stand united” against attempts by Facebook and others to “censor,” “stifle,” and “influence” public debate.

Gabbard, a Democratic representative from Hawaii who served in Iraq with the Army National Guard, is known for her opposition to interventionist regime change wars, and has opposed continuing U.S. intervention in Syria.

She added her voice to a growing bipartisan chorus condemning social media platforms for censorship.

Mar 15 09:54

U.S. State Department Compares China’s Human Rights Abuses to Stalin and Hitler

The U.S. State Department published its annual report on global human rights abuses on Wednesday, spotlighting China’s mass detention of Uighur Muslims in the rollout. The head of the State Department human rights bureau compared China’s actions to the horrors of Stalin’s Russia and Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Furious Chinese officials responded by accusing the United States of “prejudice” and a “Cold War mentality.”

Mar 15 09:53

THERE IS A FEDERAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO FACEBOOK'S DATA-SHARING DEALS

The Eastern District of New York empaneled a Grand Jury into the dirty data dealings of Facebook.

Federal investigators are probing Facebook's data-sharing deals with other companies. A New York grand jury is reported to have subpoenaed “at least two” smartphone makers.

“Both companies had (...) broad access to the personal information of hundreds of millions of its users.”

Oh boy.

It's already been reported that there are ongoing federal investigations, incl. by the Dept of Justice. As we’ve said, we're cooperating w/ investigators and take those probes seriously. We've provided public testimony, answered questions, and pledged that we'll continue to do so https://t.co/v3QkokZq2p

— Facebook Newsroom (@fbnewsroom) March 14, 2019

From Michael LaForgia, Matthew Rosenberg and Gabriel J.X. Dance at the New York Times:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, Zuck; how does "unprincipled sharing of personal data" feel to you, right about now?!?

I would imagine,perhaps, not so good.

Mar 15 09:51

CNN Guest Connects Trump to Mosque Shooting in New Zealand

Minutes after news broke of a tragic shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand (at what ended up being at least two mosques) during the second hour of CNN Tonight and with almost no information for the shooter or shooters, Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan claimed that “far-right terrorism” was on the rise in the United States and blamed President Trump for attacks both here and abroad.

Mar 15 09:49

  SPLC SUDDENLY FIRES CO-FOUNDER OVER "PERSONNEL ISSUE"

Silicon Valley's favorite arbiter of hate, the Southern Poverty Law Center, has fired co-founder Morris Dees and scrubbed his biography from their website, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

The 82-year-old Dees co-founded the Montgomery-based organization in 1971.

Richard Cohen, President of the SPLC, said that Dees' dismissal was effective as of Wednesday, March 13.

"As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world," said Cohen in a statement emailed to the Advertiser. "When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action."

It is unknown what Dees did to warrant his dismissal, but we're guessing it's pretty bad. When the Associated Press reached out to Dees by phone, he said the matter "involved a personnel issue."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be the "good reason" for Dee's termination; but was it, in fact, the "real reason" for his sudden retirement?!?

It is difficult to know; however, there was a story floating around a couple of days ago which might do well to explain his sudden "fall from grace":

Southern Poverty Law Center Surpassed half-billion dollars in assets, with 121 million parked offshore.

WOW! it sure looks as though this organization never planned on taking up poverty for any of its principals any time soon!!

Mar 15 09:38

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS SPREAD ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

SOURCE: HOMELAND SECURITY NEWS WIRE
The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. These products are often reintroduced to the environment and water supply, potentially resulting in the spread of antibiotic resistance. As such, researchers at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering have been studying the development of these potentially harmful and dangerous genes in wastewater treatment processes. Their findings, published in Environmental Science &Technology, indicate that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic leads to resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question is, how do we, reasonably, stop this, in what appears to be a rapidly evoloving "post antibiotic world"?!?

Mar 15 09:35

CRISPR EXPERTS ARE CALLING FOR A GLOBAL MORATORIUM ON HERITABLE GENE EDITING

SOURCE: MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
After the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December 2015, a statement was released. The organizers were unanimous in agreeing that the creation of genetically modified children was “irresponsible” unless we knew for sure it was safe.

Well, a fat lot of good that did. As MIT Technology Review revealed in November last year, Chinese scientist He Jiankui edited embryos to create two genetically engineered babies. Other groups are now actively looking to use the technology to enhance humans.

This has prompted some of the biggest names in gene editing (some of whom signed the 2015 statement) to call for a global moratorium on all human germline editing—editing sperm or egg cells so that the changes are hereditary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, such a moratorium will not hinder organizations (like, for example, DARPA), from playing with this technology, and God only knows what it would (and could) do with this technology.

Mar 15 09:34

Blue State Blues: ‘Facts First’ CNN Must Retract Charlottesville Hoax

CNN is lying to the American people, reporting many times in the past several weeks that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis “very fine people” in the wake of riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 — even though its own reporting at the time disproves that claim.

Mar 15 09:33

MEDIA QUICK TO BLAME TRUMP FOR N.Z. TERRORISM: INSPIRATION FROM 'OUR OWN PRESIDENT'

Who exactly is behind the worst terror attack in New Zealand history is still coming into focus, but in the U.S. media, the real culprit is already known: President Trump.

On Friday morning, anchors and reporters at MSNBC and CNN were quick to connect the terror attack — in which 49 people in two Christchurch mosques were killed — to Trump.

The trend began moments after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the tragedy in a press conference, which occurred late Thursday night in the U.S. After she concluded her remarks, CNN’s Don Lemon tossed to a columnist for the Intercept, Mehdi Hasan, who immediately tied the tragedy back to Trump.

Mar 15 09:32

PROPOSED RULE WOULD FORCE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO SHARE RECORDS ELECTRONICALLY

A new rule proposed by the Trump administration could put the health care records of millions of Americans in their own pockets and onto their smartphones—whenever they want, free of charge.

The rule—proposed by the Trump administration in February and out for public comment—would force health care providers and plans to provide health records to patients in a standardized electronic format.

Health care providers and others that don’t play ball or engage in “information blocking” by not being interoperable with other providers or exchanges would face fines of up to $1 million under the rule.

“We think it is going to be transformative in giving care back to you, on your own terms, not on the terms of other people,” said Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, speaking Wednesday at an event hosted by Nextgov.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seems a reasonable step to me, as now insurance companies and medical groups have complete access to one's medical history.

Mar 15 09:30

Pollak: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Uses Deceptive Edit to Boost Charlottesville Hoax

CNN’s Chris Cuomo used a deceptive edit on Monday evening to make it appear that President Donald Trump was referring to neo-Nazis as “very fine people” in a press conference on the Charlottesville, Virginia, riots in 2017.

Mar 15 09:28

US-APPOINTED COUP LEADER JUAN GUAIDÓ AND HIS RIGHT-WING ECONOMIC ADVISERS DRAFTED PLANS TO PRIVATIZE VENEZUELA’S OIL INDUSTRY AND OPEN UP THE OIL-RICH COUNTRY TO FOREIGN CORPORATIONS, REUTERS REPORTED.

The international news agency Reuters has confirmed that Venezuela’s US-appointed coup leader Juan Guaidó and his right-wing economic advisers drafted a plan to privatize the country’s petroleum industry and open up the oil-rich South American country to foreign corporations.

This privatization scheme will be difficult to implement, however, given the Venezuelan government still remains under the control of its elected leftist president, Nicolás Maduro, and the coup attempt led by the Donald Trump administration has thus far failed.

The Grayzone reported on the opposition’s moves to try to privatize Venezuela’s oil industry immediately after the coup attempt began nearly two months ago, at a time when corporate media outlets were largely ignoring this key detail and instead portraying the conflict as a supposed “humanitarian crisis.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised at this development.

Mar 15 09:28

Scott Adams: Talking About the Fake News of the Day

Our opinions are assigned to us by the media we follow
Did fake news CNN weaponize the New Zealand whacko?
If you only watch CNN, it’s garbage like the “fine people” hoax
Joel Pollack article links to CNN’s original reporting on Charlottesville
CNN’s themselves reported correctly that “fine people” referred to people on both sides of the statue debate, NOT the Nazis.

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1106556745919270912

Mar 15 09:24

Media Matters Wants Tucker Carlson Fired Because he is against Bombing Foreigners

Media Matters’ mantra:
Democrat drones may break foreign bones, but conservative words forever hurt me.

Failed Clinton operative David Brock and his hate group Media Fecal Matters want Tucker Carlson fired because he’s the only cable news anchor against bombing foreigners. They recently put out a desperate hit piece on Carlson recycling decade plus-old clips of him on Florida shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show. The clips contain a smattering of out-of-context satirical points and hot takes on culture topics—standard, vanilla comedy radio banter. However, no crude remark made by Carlson compares to the vulgar, relentless barbarity David Brock’s Media Matters has promoted in media for decades. While Carlson may have made flippant and poor taste comments, Media Matters wants a world where millions of people of color overseas have no news anchor on nightly news making the case against our interventions and sanctions of their homelands.

Mar 15 09:21

FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, TWITTER AND SCRIBD SCRAMBLE TO SCRUB NZ SHOOTING EVIDENCE

Facebook, YouTube, Scribd and several other content platforms are scrambling to remove material related to the New Zealand mosque shootings, including footage livestreamed by 28-year-old shooter Brenton Tarrant of Australia, Bloomberg reports.

49 people were killed and dozens injured in attacks on two Christchurch mosques on Thursday - the deadliest of which occurred at the Masjid Al Noor mosque at approximately 1:45 p.m., where the murders of 41 of the 49 people were broadcast over Facebook live and quickly distributed across various platforms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was completely unfortunate that there was no "good person with a gun", who could have potentially stopped this guy in his tracks.

May Prayers and comfort surround those who lost family and friends in this horrific incident.

But one has to wonder: were there some "outside elements" who radicalized Brent Tarrant, or was he on - or trying to get off- some kind of ssri medication?!?

And THAT, my friend, is an issue that none of the corporate presstitutes wants to touch, almost as though it were Kryptonite; the reason, of course, is that drug companies make billions with these kinds of medication, and they don't want the gravy train to stop; not even if it leads to murders or suicides.

SSRI stories.com

Mar 15 09:17

Trump Offers ‘best wishes’ to New Zealand shooting victims: ‘

Trump blasted for offering ‘best wishes’ to New Zealand shooting victims: ‘This is a massacre — not a wedding’

(*alright , alright lets stop victimizing the naieve , most powerful man in the world , and start alleging some facts )

Megachurch pastor who was invited to Trump’s White House declares New Zealand terror attack a ‘false flag’

Mar 15 08:55

BEX CONFIRMED - Syria Notifies Israel It Will Attack If IDF Doesn't Leave Golan Heights

In a surprising and provocative ultimatum, Syria has notified Israel through United Nations diplomatic channels that it is prepared to go to war if Israel does not leave the Golan Heights.

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad reportedly sent the message through the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), Christine Lund, this past week, according to a World Israel News report and later picked up other major Israeli sources, including The Jerusalem Post. “Syria will attack Israel if it does not leave the Golan Heights,” Mikdad told the UN representative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WRH has it from a senior United Nations official that this did not happen. Assad made no such provocative statement.

Mar 15 06:33

US Report Intends to Whitewash Israel's Human Rights Violations

A high-ranking member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said a US decision to drop Israeli-occupied designation from the Golan Heights and Palestinian territories in its latest annual human rights report is meant to whitewash the Israeli occupation and human rights violations against the Palestinian nation.

“After the release of the so-called human rights report by the US State Department, it is now abundantly clear that [US President Donald] Trump’s administration is gearing all branches of the government to whitewash the Israeli occupation and its pervasive violations of human rights”>>>

Mar 14 21:49

Scott Adams: Mueller, Beto, Cohen, Media Matters, Insurance Policies

The only 2 times Fake News is willing to believe President Trump
Lisa Page and the “insurance policy”
Ordinary explanation: I was just doing my job
Pro-Collusion people amusingly squirming, distancing themselves
Media Matters working hard to make the world a worse place
Head of Media Matters under counterattack from Tucker
Can ANYBODY be taken out now, with simple historical research?
Rosie O’Donnell book says her father molested her for years
President Trump’s character is “strong but fair father”
Does Rosie’s bad father impact her opinion of the President?
Alyssa Milano asked a fact question, Nick Searcy and I discussed
Does anybody believe Dems want to kill live babies?
Nobody can point to segment of actual law showing that?
Devolves into “read between the lines”, “how they think”
Transgender athletes
The entire field of sports is based on beating unfair advantages

Mar 14 13:50

The Atlantic: 'Bigotry' Is The Reason Tucker Carlson Is Anti-War

The Atlantic's Peter Beinart released a column on Wednesday suggesting the only reason Tucker Carlson is anti-war is because he's a "bigot" who believes Iraqis and Afghans are "too barbaric to subjugate."

Mar 14 12:28

If Truth Be Known About The Mumps Vaccine! Animal Blood Antibodies For 10 Years Got FDA Licensure: FRAUD

By Catherine J. Frompovich

In Southeastern Pennsylvania, where I live, a recent ‘pandemic (?)’ of sorts seems to have broken out regarding the infectious disease known as MUMPS. Twenty-some cases!, and everyone is just about going bonkers, specifically one of the universities where the outbreak has been more prominent...

Mar 14 11:57

CNN Foreign Policy Gatekeepers Vilify Tulsi Gabbard for Her Anti-Intervention Dissent

Representative Tulsi Gabbard has made reforming United States foreign policy, particularly ending what she calls “regime change wars” and the “new Cold War and nuclear arms race,” central to her 2020 presidential campaign. She is virtually the only presidential candidate warning of the specter of nuclear war.
At a CNN town hall at South By Southwest on March 10, Gabbard contended, “We are in a situation today where we, here in the United States and the world, are at a greater risk of nuclear catastrophe than ever before in history.”

“My commitment in fighting to end these counterproductive regime change wars is based on these experiences and my understanding [of] the cost of war and who pays the price,” Gabbard added:

Yes, it is our service members. It is our troops. It is our military families. It is the people in these countries, where these wars are waged, whose suffering ends up far worse after we launch these regime change wars.”

Mar 14 11:56

Hollywood’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda

The superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel is a perfect case study for how the United States military uses Hollywood to spread propaganda.

The US military is at the center of the plot of Captain Marvel. The film’s protagonist, Carol Danvers, is a former US Air Force pilot who becomes a superhero after absorbing the powers of an advanced technology created by another US military scientist. (That scientist happens to be a member of the advanced alien race known as the Kree, who for unexplained reasons decided to do groundbreaking military research for, of all the myriad places in the universe, the US of A).

As soon as the film opens, it bombards viewers with two hours of non-stop US military propaganda. And it is not even subtle; at the plot’s climax, Captain Marvel changes the colors of her suit to match those of the American flag.

Mar 14 10:08

Scientist Explains How Cow’s Milk Leeches Calcium from Your Bones and Makes Them Weaker

There are multiple studies showing that drinking milk for a cow leads to an increased mortality rate and actually makes bones more prone to fracturing, not less. One example would be this giant study from researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Mar 14 09:59

Ya’alon admits Israel lied about Hezbollah’s tunnels

Former Israeli defence minister Moshe Ya’alon admitted on Thursday that the Israeli officials had for years lied about the existence of alleged Hezbollah tunnels beneath the Lebanon-Israel border.

Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Ya’alon said that the Israeli officials lied about the tunnels for years before they decided to carry out an operation to destroy them earlier this week.

“We did it to mislead the other side,” Ya’alon told the Army Radio. “There is an exaggeration in the way it [the operation] was presented, and I hope that does not hurt us,” he added.

Regarding previous remarks he delivered in 2016 that there was “no single tunnel” in the north, Ya’alon said: “My comments two years ago that there are no tunnels in the north was a lie in order to preserve the security of the state.”

Mar 14 09:52

BEX ALERT - Israeli Firm Dumps Alleged Satellite IMAGES of 'Iranian Missile Plant' in Syria

Earlier, Israeli media claimed that Iran, the Syrian government and Hezbollah were building a secret "precision missile factory" in western Syria.

Israeli satellite intelligence firm ImageSat International has released satellite images of what it says are "probably" indications of a missile production facility outside Safita, a Syrian town in southeast Tartous about 100 km from the Lebanese border.

According to the company, an analysis of "the construction patterns, the compound location and the activity" at the site signal "the probability that this is a missiles manufacturing site."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Read the caption on the image itself. It says there does not appear to be any manufacturing at the site, nor can it be confirmed it is Iranian.

Mar 14 09:31

Here’s how AIPAC "could" lose its bipartisan status

The American Israeli Public Action Committee, widely known as AIPAC, has managed to remain bipartisan for nearly 70 years. Its membership is divided roughly equally between Democrats and Republicans. Leaders from across the American political spectrum – everyone from Vice President Mike Pence to Sen. Kamala Harris – have spoken at the influential lobbying group’s conferences.

But as a political scientist who teaches and writes about U.S. foreign policy and Middle East politics, I have been observing changing political landscapes within the United States and Israel. Growing competition between AIPAC and J Street, a relatively new pro-Israeli lobbying group, along with changes in how American Jews regard increasingly hardline and conservative Israeli policies, reflect a growing partisan split. I believe that ultimately these changes could make AIPAC’s agenda more attractive to Republicans than to Democrats, with potentially significant consequences for American-Israeli relations.

Mar 14 09:25

ISRAELI DEFENSE FIRM RELEASED VIDEO SHOWING DESTRUCTION OF S-400 RADAR

One of the videos is dedicated to the Mini Harpy tactical loitering munition. The weapon is said to be combining capabilities from IAI’s two previous flagship loitering munitions, the Harop and Harpy that have both the ability to lock on to radiation-emitting threats like radar with man-in-the-loop electro-optical guidance. According to IAI, the weapon is electrically powered, weights 45 kg and carries a shaped charge weighing about 8 kg. However, one of the most interesting things is that the Mini Harpy promo includes an animation showing how the weapon destroys an apparent Russian all-altitude surveillance radar 96L6, which can be used in both S-300 and S-400 air defense systems, something what has never happened in reality.

Mar 14 09:20

VAXXED

Here’s the film that made the Big Pharma go nuts.

They don’t want you to see it. They don’t want you to talk about it. They don’t want you to think about it.

In coordination with Congress and the news media, Amazon, Google and Facebook have scrubbed search results, groups, and even books and videos from their service that question the safety and efficacy of products of the vaccine industry.

You can buy the film from YouTube

Mar 14 09:14

BURNING BOOKS AT AMAZON

The Nazis burned books for theatrical effect.

Amazon, the dominant book store in the world, goes one better.

It kills them commercially by taking them out of their “everything” store.

Last week, we interviewed a mother who developed a protocol to treat autistic children which has succeeded in curing – not controlling, curing – the disease in over 500 documented cases. Thousands more have been helped.

However, because she mentions vaccinations has a potential contributing cause to autism and other diseases, her book along with other books and films that discuss this issue, has been removed from Amazon’s shelves with a vague “violation of community standards” claim.

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Mar 14 08:57

Colbert Smears Tulsi Gabbard To Her Face While Telling Zero Jokes

Normally when a Democratic Party-aligned politician appears on such a show, you can expect jokes about how stupid Trump is and how badly they’re going to beat the Republicans, how they’re going to help ordinary Americans, and maybe some friendly back-and-forth about where they grew up or something. Colbert had no time to waste on such things, however, because this was not an interview with a normal Democratic Party-aligned politician: this was a politician who has been loudly and consistently criticizing US foreign policy.

Mar 14 08:46

We are being lied into war again – Lee Camp

I was 23 when we invaded Iraq, and I wasn’t sure it was based on lies, but something deep down in me told me it was based on lies. Kinda like if your blind date shows up and you notice he has a 2004 flip phone.
It seems vaguely worrisome, and no explanation he can haltingly supply will put you at ease. Plus, anyone else who acts like it’s normal also becomes suspect.

The invasion of Iraq just felt like it was a lie to me. And it turned out that I was right, that it was a lie, and that the entirety of the mainstream media and our government were either wrong or lying and, most of the time, both.

Now our government and our media are trying their damnedest to lie us into another war, this one with Venezuela. They tell us the Venezuelan people are desperate for necessities like toothpaste, while independent journalists show piles of affordable toothpaste in Caracas.

Mar 14 08:43

RussiaGate As Organised Distraction

For over two years RussiaGate has accounted for a substantial proportion of all mainstream US media political journalism and, because US media have significant agenda-setting propulsion, of global media coverage as well. The timing has been catastrophic.

The Trump Administration has shredded environmental protections, jettisoned nuclear agreements, exacerbated tensions with US rivals, and pandered to the rich.

In place of sustained media attention to the end of the human species from global warming, its even more imminent demise in nuclear warfare, or the further evisceration of democratic discourse in a society riven by historically unprecedented wealth inequalities and unbridled capitalistic greed, corporate media suffocate their publics with a puerile narrative of alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Mar 13 15:00

U.S. Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' For 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'

A September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaido and his allies identifies the potential collapse of the country's electrical sector as "a watershed event" that "would likely have the impact of galvanizing public unrest in a way that no opposition group could ever hope to generate."

Mar 13 14:31

Dick’s Goes Soft Again, Pulling (Guns) Out Of 125 Stores

Last year, Dick’s Sporting Goods yanked guns from 10 of it’s stores and prohibited the sale of ‘assault rifles’ across the board after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Now, they’ve made the decision to remove all guns and hunting equipment from 125 of it’s locations. While sales are down, someone is still buying their merchandise. It isn’t us, and it probably isn’t you. Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream locations are (and have been) off-limits to serious gun owners.

Mar 13 13:13

War Spending (It’s bankrupting America)

Our nation is being preyed upon by a military industrial complex that is propped up by war profiteers, corrupt politicians and foreign governments.

Mar 13 12:26

Italy Joins the Anti-Vax War by Banning Unvaccinated Children from School

By Jason Erickson

As we continue to chronicle, the anti-vax war is reaching new levels following a directive handed down by the World Health Organization that listed the anti-vaccine movement as a leading threat to global health...

Mar 13 11:52

Bipartisan attacks on the 2nd Amendment

Most politicians must be pressured to stand up for freedom by informed and involved pro-liberty citizens That is why those of us who understand the benefits of liberty must remain vigilant against any attempt to erode respect for our rights, especially the right to defend ourselves against private crime and public tyranny.

Mar 13 11:37

FACT CHECK: It turns out there are almost certainly half a BILLION firearms in the hands of Americans right now… and Dems want to somehow confiscate them all

Democrats tend to play the long game, politically, just like they have with illegal immigration, which has changed American demographics over the course of a single generation. The difference with guns, however, is that owning them is a constitutional right that is gaining in popularity, as evidenced by the sheer numbers of them in circulation, as Democrats move to limit ownership with new laws. -- Confiscating all of them would be an impossibility, not just because a large number of Americans would resist such efforts, but because there are so many in private hands.

Mar 13 11:10

Explosive Lisa Page Testimony: Dossier Timeline Contradictions And DOJ Interference

Testimony provided to Congress from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page reveals contradictions as to when she learned about former British spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, sheds light on the “insurance policy” and exposes the Obama Justice Department’s decision not to charge Hillary Clinton with allegedly violating the Espionage Act.

Page’s testimony, which was delivered behind closed doors last July before a joint task force of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, reveals the internal machinations between senior bureau leadership and the DOJ. Basically, her testimony adds more depth to what happened during the critical months during the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s election campaign and the bureau’s “Midyear Exam” investigation into Clinton.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This "screams" guilty of obstruction, and points out, again, that the alleged "justice system, for the monied, means "Just-US!!!!!"

Mar 13 11:02

Trump Wants Half a Billion Dollars to Finance Regime Change in Venezuela

At his Monday press conference, Mike Pompeo said “we’ve asked (Congress to appropriate) up to $500 million…to restore the economy of the Venezuelan nation (sic) (and) help Juan Guaido.”

He failed to explain the ongoing Trump regime coup plot, nor that it’s all about replacing Bolivarian social democracy with US-controlled tyranny – DLT and hardliners surrounding him wanting control over Venezuelan oil, gas, gold, and other valued resources.

It’s what the scourge of imperialism is all about, Guaido an illegitimate US designated puppet, usurper in waiting, traitor to Venezuela and its people, belonging in prison longterm for his highest of high political crimes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too bad Pompeo didn't characterize this as "the International heist of the Century", and said something like,

"Hey, folks this $500 million is just "chump change", to regime change venezuela, and grab its oil assets!; such a deal!!"

After all, Victoria Nuland bragged about how the US spent $5 billion dollars (with a B) to regime change Ukraine!!
United States spent $5 billion on Ukraine anti-government protests.

Mar 13 10:52

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Social Gains. Poverty Was Curtailed

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, which took off with the election of President Hugo Chávez in December 1998, frequently and even quite recently received praise for its social gains from the United Nations, international humanitarian organizations and economists. This aspect of the country’s story has been almost entirely written out of media coverage of the effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government by the US, Canada and their right-wing partners in Venezuela and the region.

Under Chávez, poverty in Venezuela was cut by more than a third, and extreme poverty by 57 percent (CEPR, 3/7/13). (These declines were even steeper if measured from the depths of the opposition-led oil strike, designed to force Chávez out by wrecking the economy.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Would that most Americans knew, and understood, their history as well as the citizens of Venezuela understand their own history and heritage.

Mar 13 10:45

We’re edging closer to nuclear war

Like more than a few neighbors, India and Pakistan have a property dispute. Theirs is over Jammu and Kashmir, a former princely state nestled against the Himalayas. India is in control and Pakistan sponsors militant raids under a fig leaf of deniability. Conflicts like these exist around the world. They are a natural consequence of geography and politics. If contending parties arm themselves with nuclear weapons, these regional quarrels will suddenly have apocalyptic potential.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States government is absolutely NOT "the adult in the room" when it walks away from former arms treaties it has signed; in fact, such "walking away" may be construed by other governments, as meaning that there is a rift, and a deep internal conflict and fracture in US governmental policy here in the US, and that may well be the case.

I am a Christian pacifist activist (a Methodist), who wants to see a world ready to walk away from war (ANY war) and work together to solve the hard problems together; and to me, ALL Fundamentalists, even if they be Christian, can be very dangerous to the health of the nations they control, and the health of peace itself.

And in a very clear, sang-froid look at war in general, as Karl Marx once observed, all wars are economic in their origin.

And yes, these wars can be sugar-coated with nationalism, exceptionalism, religion, and the ultimate canard, "defending one's way of life"; but at the end of the day, it's all about the money.

And the unfortunate thing is, the monied, for whose sake these wars are fought, never, themselves, see battle.

Think about that for a moment, please.

Why are we still in Iraq?!? The oil fields, who controls them, and in what currency in which that oil is sold.

Why are we still in Syria?!? The gas and gold, of course, and to insure that these are only for sale with the American dollar.

Why are we still in Afghanistan?!? For the rare earth minerals, oil pipelines, and the opium, and making sure that they are only for sale for AMerican dollars.

Why are we still in Libya?!? The oil, and making sure it is sold in American dollars!

Why are we in Africa?!? To expropriate as much of their natural resources as possible, and make sure that they are only sold in American dollars!!

Folks, is it my fevered imagination, or do you see a pattern here?!?

The process unfolds again and again; demonize; regime change; have US-centric companies manage and extract the resources, and only sell them for American dollars.

Venezuela may be high in the "countries the US government want to regime change" list; but were I a betting woman, I would bet on some kind of scenario involving Syria, Iran, Israel, and Russia, is going to be happening and very soon.

Please remember: The US, Russia and Israel, are all nuclear armed countries.

Mar 13 10:15

The Trump Administration North Korea Policy Isn’t Engagement. It’s Demanding Kim’s Total Surrender

In listening to Special Representative Steve Biegun’s remarks today at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference , which is affectionately known as #Nukefest on Twitter, I couldn't help but wonder what happened to the Biegun who dazzled so many of us Korea watchers just a few weeks ago. For those of us who support diplomacy with North Korea as well as an action-for-action approach in resolving not only the nuclear issue but forging a new relationship with Pyongyang, Biegun’s comments at Stanford University seemed almost heaven sent.

Unfortunately, it seems the administration has changed its tune, despite Biegun’s clever attempt today at spinning the obvious. While we may never know exactly what happened since the Hanoi Summit, the goal posts have clearly been moved on the U.S. side. Specifically, three things have changed that could very well end the current detente on the Korean Peninsula and spawn the resumption of tensions:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are appalling, and ironic moments when it appears that President Trump appears to be pathologically incapable of negotiating his way out of a large paper bag intelligently, let alone with a foreign president or dignitary.

And unfortunately, the Hanoi Summit with Kim Jung un, was one of those painful demonstrations of that inability.

In essence, President Trump was asking Kim to relinquish everything, for absolutely nothing on the American side of the equation; and that kind of tone and tactic, particularly for an Asian leader, is utterly impossible to stomach.

Just how Trump got turned, and why, we will never know; but this was a flat, abject failure on the part of this administration; and the damnable thing was, if Trump had given just a little, just something North Korea could have accepted as real, and followed through on it, we could be looking at the official end of the Korean war, and true reunification of both Koreas.

Look for more warmongering in Asia, against both China and North Korea, now that negotiations with the North Koreans have gone "mammary glands up".

Mar 13 10:09

The Media’s 6 Biggest Lies About North Korea

1–Did North Korea end the negotiations in Hanoi because Trump refused to lift sanctions?

Mar 13 10:05

Why are Palestinian voices often marginalized?

Progressive activists in North America have been inundated for weeks now with analysis and commentary about what happened to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. The cracks that opened up in the seemingly impenetrable wall of the pro-Israel lobby are indeed a good thing; now, the opportunity should be taken to highlight why Zionism constitutes a supremacist ideology. But one voice that consistently seems to be missing from most of this debate is the voice of Zionism’s primary victims, the Palestinians. Once again, the Palestinian narrative is marginalized and not considered pivotal to the “issues of the day”. Now is the time to challenge one of the basic thrusts of the Zionist lobby, which has always been to block out Palestinian voices and accordingly nullify their humanity.

Mar 13 10:00

Critics Say Anti-Semitism Bill Infringes On 1st Amendment By Banning Criticism Of Israel

Critics of a Florida House bill that aims to crack down on anti-Semitism say the legislation is too narrow because it fails to address other forms of xenophobia and hate crimes, and that it violates the First Amendment by criminalizing legitimate criticisms of the State of Israel.

HB 741, which would specify that the term “religion” include anti-Semitism for purposes of the hate crime statute, among other things, passed unanimously in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday morning.

The bill is sponsored by Representatives Randy Fine (R-Brevard County), who is Jewish, and Michael Caruso (R-Delray Beach). The cosponsors are Representatives Jason Fischer (R-Jacksonville), Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) and Spencer Roach (R-North Fort Myers).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this gets passed by the Florida legislature, I hope that there is a counter-argument, all the way up to the Supreme Court, that this absolutely is a First Amendment issue, and needs to be trounced on its head.

To say that one cannot legitimately criticize the government of Israel, is a clear violation of the First Amendment.

Mar 13 09:56

Pompeo: All Constraint on Action in Venezuela Is Lifted - Abrams: Option of attacking Venezuela is always on the table

With Venezuela’s government ordering the withdrawal of the last of US embassy personnel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to spin it as a positive for the continued efforts to impose regime change there.

Pompeo said that “time is drawing short” for Venezuela, while saying the presence of a US embassy had been a “constraint on US policy,” and one that no longer exists now that the staff is being recalled.

Exactly what this will mean from a policy standpoint is unclear, though clearly the administration wants to keep reminding everybody that military intervention is possible Elliot Abrams confirmed this in his own comments, saying that the option to attack Venezuela will always remain on the table.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation from Pompeoese into English: "The clock is already running, with an attack plan well formulated for at least the last month."

But the question I hope (and pray) is getting everyone in the Bowels of Power a little nervous in DC is, what is Putin prepared to do to protect Russian investments in Venezuela, which are numerous, and worth a lot of money?!?

Is the US civilian and military leadership seriously ready to take on the Russian militarily in an actual fight to control Venezuela's oil resources?!?

Because if the US State Department, the Pentagon, and Congressional officials haven't considered a scenario where the Russians are ready to wade into the fray, to protect Maduro and their investments, they have not thought this through all the way, at all.

They also need to remember that although the American military is quite good at fighting in desert environments, it is not (yet) that great with fighting in jungle environments; and Venezuela has a ton of jungle.

And here isa companion piece to which I think we need to be paying attention:

the US government presents the enemy iin Venezuela as socialism itself, not just Maduro

Mar 13 09:44

Senate to Vote Wednesday on Ending US Role in Yemen War Resolution would declare war illegal under War Powers Act

Months of battles in Congress to challenge the US war in Yemen under the War Powers Act is coming to a key moment, a vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The SJ Res 7 resolution is a clean version of the challenge, without any amendments yet attached.

Saudi Arabia attacked Yemen in March of 2015, seeking to reinstall former President Hadi and remove the Shi’ite Houthi movement. The US backed the Saudi invasion, and has participated military, both in refueling Saudi warplanes, and in a naval blockade of Yemen.

Legal challenges in 2018 were repeatedly stalled in the House of Representatives, where the leadership changed rules to prevent a War Powers Act challenge, which would point out that the war was never authorized by Congress. The Senate did ultimately pass such a challenge in late 2018, but without a House version, they both had to start anew with the 2019 Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope and pray that this country's leadership will be "on the right side of history" here; unfortunately, due to President Trump's slavish fealty to the Butcher of Yemen, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed, the bill is very apt to be vetoed.

Mar 13 09:36

YOUTUBE CHANGES SEARCH ALGORITHM TO SUPPRESS CRITICISM OF BRIE LARSON AND CAPTAIN MARVEL

If you searched “Brie Larson” on YouTube a couple of days ago, the top search results were calls for a boycott of Captain Marvel, and angry rants about Larson’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With one small change, YouTube made all of that disappear.

This week, YouTube recategorized “Brie Larson” as a news-worthy search term. That does one very important job: it makes the search algorithm surface videos from authoritative sources on a subject. Instead of videos from individual creators, YouTube responds with videos from Entertainment Tonight, ABC, CBS, CNN, and other news outlets first.

Mar 13 09:35

The miserable, squalid campaign to stifle Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson Tonight is the best show on American news television. It is not, as his tedious enemies insist, Trump propaganda. Quite the opposite: it is a rare bright spot of originality in an otherwise arid media landscape.

Every night, almost without fail, Carlson introduces his 3.2 million viewers to an interesting thought or a different way of looking at the world. TV news is repetitive; that is its nature. But Carlson’s show manages to cover the talking points in a different key. He also introduces new opinions and ideas into the media bloodstream.

Mar 13 09:33

Trump Considers Classifying Drug Cartels Foreign Terrorist Organizations

President Trump told Breitbart News Monday that he is “strongly considering” classifying the Mexican cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). Trump cited ongoing violence and drug trafficking in Mexico as his reasoning

This sentiment has been echoed by law enforcement officials including Chris Farrell, who formerly served as an army counterintelligence officer and is currently Director of Investigations at Judicial Watch.

Farrell appeared in the documentary NotinVeinUSA.com, a film produced by Sara Carter’s non-profit The Dark Wire Investigation Foundation and Full Story Foundation. Farrell said his solution is to declare the cartels as FTOs.

“When they’re declared what they are, terrorist organizations, you give the Mexican government a choice: they can cooperate and get on board, and help us to fight them as what they are (terrorist organizations) or we could do it ourselves.” said Farrell.

Mar 13 09:08

Scott Adams: College Admissions Scandal, “Fine People” Hoax, Baby Killing Hoax, and More

A Harvard degree, just became less valuable
Obsolete: Harvard degree, Wow!!!
New: Harvard degree, hmm…wonder if you earned it?
Online instruction is the path of education
Joel Pollack’s Breitbart article today about CNN pushing hoax
Old CNN article says President was talking about statues
And yet, CNN on-air people all push “fine people” hoax
INTENTIONAL promoting of racial tensions
Glen Greenwald’s insightful observation about Pelosi, impeachment
Lisa Page and an ordinary explanation of the “insurance policy”
The defining characteristic of the right, “rules based people”
Transgender athletes: The question of “fairness”
Is Alyssa Milano fighting for right to murder babies after birth?
“Modern abortion techniques do NOT result in live birth”
Any baby born is a citizen…you can’t murder a citizen
Nick Searcy and others say you need to read between the lines

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