Web Research Links for the Week of 12/9/19

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Citizen Patrols Can Identify “Hardcore Criminals” Just By Looking At Them – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/citizen-patrols-can-identify-hardcore-criminals-just-by-looking-at-them.html – The Newark Police Department’s  “CommUNITY & COPS” program uses citizens to monitor more than 300 hundred public CCTV cameras. And the Huntington Park Police Department uses Knightscope’s Robocops to label someone as a person of interest for things like being a “sketchy dude or someone that likes to cause trouble.” … CBS Channel 2 called Newark’s “Citizens Virtual Patrol” a block watch on steroids… Police departments across the country are also using Amazon’s Ring doorbells to monitor the public… A recent Gizmodo investigation revealed that police use Ring doorbells to monitor entire neighborhoods, creating a sprawling home surveillance network… What the investigation found was that in 15 U.S. cities, police use thousands of Ring cameras to monitor children and teens with“…’no values’ ripping up parking tape, riding on their ‘dort-bikes’ [sic] and taking ‘selfies’.” Gizmodo also found that Ring cameras were being used to target people of color… The investigation warned that it is way too easy for law enforcement to get around our privacy laws because it is ‘being done technologically, silently and invisibly.’.. When a so-called Citizen’s Patrol, Robocop, or a Ring neighbor labels someone “suspicious” it doesn’t just get forwarded to the police; it gets sent to Fusion Centers as an Suspicious Activity Report, and that’s where things really take a turn for the worse… Fusion Centers have investigated suspicious people because they of their anti-government views or because an 86-year-old man took pictures of rainbow art on a gas tank. As James Bovard said, ‘fusion centers do a far better job of stoking paranoia than of catching terrorists.’.. With crime levels across the country are at historic-lows, how does anyone justify Robocops, Citizens Patrols, or Ring Doorbell surveillance networks?”

Friday the 13th – What You Need To Know! – YouTube – An interesting, if severely flawed (IMO) video on (some of) the history of the Knights Templars, taking this into the modern era with the ecumenical New Ageism around Pope Bergoglio being called “Anti-Christ.” It extols the virtues of “Biblical Christianity.” I think this is highly questionable, and trying to take humanity down a very dangerous path. I wrote a comment below the video, which is below.   –Bruce

My comment: I think it’s clear that there are controlling and, if you will, demonic forces working in the world for the dominion of Anti-Life hegemony – The Sabbatean-Frankists are a prime example of this, penetrating global hierarchies throughout the world. But the Sabbateans are a relatively recent manifestation of these demonic forces, which have been ubiquitous throughout the world since at least the revival of mass human society following the Cataclysm approximately 13,000 years ago. I think they came into their modern focus following the destruction of the (only) Temple in Jerusalem in 70 ad, when the Judaens lost their center of religious life and “Judaism” was taken over by the Pharasaic Rabbis, who then recorded the Mishna and started the creation of the Talmud – And along with that created a Jewish secret council that was behind the public face of the Sanhedrin. This is what morphed into the Sabbateanism, globalism, technocracy (transhumanism) that we see today. But it is ENTIRELY MISSING THE POINT to fall back into the superstition of “Biblical Christianity” as a way of countering this evil. You must look into the provenance of “scriptures.” The Bible is an extremely questionable assembly of texts, derived from many various sources, and “The Word of God” only according to the Church of Rome, a more modern iteration of the Roman Empire. The keys to truth and wisdom are within each of us. This vehement attack on “Paganism” is merely a new instance of the Dark Forces working to separate all of us from our own Natural Intelligence.

Democrat timing could not be worse – by Larry Horist – http://punchingbagpost.com/2019/12/12/horist-democrat-timing-could-not-be-worse/ – “First of all, lateness makes impeachment the dominant news story of the day – taking much-needed media exposure from that gaggle of presidential candidates.  It would be particularly hard on those Democrat senators running for President, since they will be forced to sit silently in the Senate chamber for days – maybe weeks – while their opponents are out on the hustings… It would also raise the question as to why it is necessary to create so much division, so much drama and trauma to remove a President just weeks before the American public can cast its opinion in an election.  It makes the Democrats appear to place partisan political interests ahead of the decision of the people in 2016 – a decision the left-wingers hated from day one.”

Physicists Are Creating Lasers Powerful Enough to Rip Holes in the Fabric of Reality – by Jake Anderson – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/12/10/physicists-are-creating-lasers-powerful-enough-to-rip-holes-in-the-fabric-of-reality/ – “Other laser experiments have concentrated as much as 200 petawatts of power on a target for less than a trillionth of a second… Using a  plasma mirror, scientists can reach 1029W/cm2 and accelerate electrons to the point where they will be ‘generating real charges from the apparent nothingness of empty space.’.. Previous laser experiments have sought to discover virtual particles, extra dimensions, and even dark matter. Last year, Chinese scientists used a 100-petawatt laser—“10,000 times more energy than there is in all the world’s electrical grids combined—to try and produce electrons out of the quantum ether by separating them from their antimatter twins… For now it appears we’re going to have to trust that scientists know what they’re doing with the fabric of reality.”

Must Read: Assad to Europe, “What goes around comes around” w/Transcript & Video Interview (24 min) – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/12/10/must-read-assad-to-europe-what-goes-around-comes-around/

Is A Global Crash Just Around The Corner? Central Banks Are Cutting At The Fastest Rate Since The Financial Crisis – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/global-crash-just-around-corner-central-banks-are-cutting-fastest-rate-financial-crisis – “Yet now there is none of that…. or so conventional thinking goes. In fact, the global economy – while sputtering – is supposedly doing just fine. And yet, central banks are acting as if a global financial crisis is just around the corner… And here are the stats backing this up: central banks have injected $400 billion in liquidity since last Christmas, while the dovish ECB and now Fed – which added $107BN in liquidity on Friday lone – are set to boost central bank balance sheets by another $600 billion in 2020 and, as Bank of America’s Hartnett concludes ‘remain chief bullish support for risk assets.’.. What does this all mean? It means that whereas we once joked that stocks would hit +∞ the moment World War III begins, we are now convinced – and dead serious – that algos will bid up every single asset to whatever is “limit up” (if there is one) when the next depression officially begins, frontrunning the final act, in which central banks buy every single asset out of existential desperation, as the alternative would be a world where the central planning that has defined “markets” for the past decade, is finally over.”

US Army Prepares Biggest Deployment to Europe in 25 Years – by Jason Ditz – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/us-army-prepares-biggest-deployment-to-europe-in-25-years.html – ” The deployment  will send 20,000 US troops, and 13,000 pieces of equipment across Europe for wargames beginning in May and running through June… US Gen. Christopher Cavoli would not define the operation as aimed at Russia, but did tie it to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, saying it “changed everything.” The large deployment will be difficult… According to Gen. Cavoli, the large deployment of US troops is meant to “demonstrate the US military’s ability to quickly deploy a large force.” This comes amid constantly escalating rhetoric against Russia.”

“This Was An Attempted Overthrow”: Trump Slams FBI After FISA Report Release – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/horowitz-report-reveals-fbi-made-major-mistakes-investigating-trump-process-untaintedA good, detailed article around all the aspects of the Inspector General’s report on the Russia-Gate investigations

Making sense of the Paris (Ukraine) summit: a quick analysis – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/making-sense-of-the-paris-summit-a-quick-analysis/ – “Again, I think that the outcome is rather obvious: Zelenskii achieved nothing; Merkel achieved nothing; Macron achieved a little; Putin prevailed… Really, it’s that simple… Also, this was totally predictable.  Zelenskii had no chance from the get go: the Ukronazis successfully completely paralyzed him; that is, assuming that he ever wanted to get anything done (I think that he probably did).  The truth is that ANY meaningful outcome would have been interpreted by the Ukronazis (a minority in the Ukraine, but a very well armed and ruthless one) as a “betrayal” which would trigger a coup to overthrow Zelenskii (this is not my personal opinion, that is what the Nazi nutcases themselves promised on numerous occasions).” – Comment: Another well-reasoned and common-sensical article from The Saker

U.S. Aims To Name Russia A State Sponsor Of Terrorismhttps://southfront.org/u-s-aims-to-name-russia-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism/ – “On December 11th, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is to consider a bill that could potentially designate Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism.”.. The bill was proposed by Republican Senator Cory Gardner on April 11th, 2019… If it is approved and pushed forward by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, “S. 1189: Stopping Malign Activities from Russian Terrorism Act” (“SMART” Act ) needs to be voted in the US Senate, and House of Representatives… If it passes those steps, it needs to be signed into law by US President Donald Trump.”

The Most Significant Afghanistan Papers Revelation Is How Difficult They Were To Make Public – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/12/11/the-most-significant-afghanistan-papers-revelation-is-how-difficult-they-were-to-make-public/ – “It is a very safe assumption that, because of the immense walls of government opacity that have been built up around the unconscionable things America’s elected and unelected leadership is doing, there are far, far more evil things that are far, far worse than anything revealed in the Afghanistan Papers that we don’t know about, and that we don’t even know we don’t know about. Is it not deeply disturbing that we have to pray that some war-loving, establishment-supporting billionaire media outlet will have a partisan agenda to advance if we want to know about even a tiny sliver of this information?”

In surprise breakthrough, scientists create quantum states in everyday electronics – by Louise Lerner – https://phys.org/news/2019-12-breakthrough-scientists-quantum-states-everyday.html – “By integrating the strange physics of quantum mechanics with well-developed classical semiconductor technology, Awschalom and his group are paving the way for the coming quantum technology revolution… ‘This work brings us one step closer to the realization of systems capable of storing and distributing quantum information across the world’s fiber-optic networks,’ Awschalom said. ‘Such quantum networks would bring about a novel class of technologies allowing for the creation of unhackable communication channels, the teleportation of single electron states and the realization of a quantum internet.’ ”

Wait, Who Runs the World? (43 min) – by Truthstream Media – A detailed breakdown of a bizarre presentation by Chamath Palihapitiya of Fakebook fame to a room of students at the Stanford Business School in 2017. Hold on, it’s a ride…

 

THIS PLACE IS BROKEN (17 min)by Truthstream Media – Aaron and Melissa go off on the horror that the YooToob platform has become. Video posted on Bitchute.

 

Russian Forces Provide Humanitarian Aid To Civilians In Raqqah City (w/Wonderful Video – 5min) – https://southfront.org/russian-forces-provide-humanitarian-aid-to-civilians-in-raqqah-city-video/ – “The city of Raqqah has remained devastated following the defeat of ISIS in the area by forces of the US-led coalition and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. Unlike the ‘bloody Assad regime’, the US-led coalition did not bother itself with supporting reconstruction works in areas cleared from militants… On December 9, the Russian Military Police deployed in Raqqah city in order to provide civilians there with humanitarian aid. According to the Defense Ministry’s Zvezda TV, this humanitarian action will be turned into a regular practice… The current estimated population of Raqqah is around 40,000. The pre-war population of Raqqah was around 200,000.”

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Web Research Links for the Week of 12/2/19

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Police Destroy Shelters for Homeless Vets in Freezing Winnipeg Without Warning – by Elias Marat – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/police-destroy-shelters-for-homeless-vets-in-freezing-winnipeg-without-warning.html – “Beda had also sought permission from the indigenous Manitoba Métis Federation, whose building is adjacent to the location where they erected the structures. She added: ‘It was heartbreaking when we just found out … We went to see the Métis Nation because they were just beside, and we talked to the homeless people, and they were very excited, very happy about it. They said it was a very good idea, so I don’t know what the city had a problem with…Every winter, dozens of colourful warming huts are built on the frozen Assiniboine River for skaters and pedestrians to use on their way to spend $10/beer at the Forks. Such infrastructure is allowed if it’s making companies money, but not if it’s saving lives of unhoused people. — Winnipeg Police Cause Harm (@WpgPoliceHarm): December 5, 2019 … However, city officials accused the groups of building the shelters on city property without seeking clearance from the municipal government or even notifying the city about the humanitarian project. Police claim that they had no luck attempting to reach the community groups, whom they accuse of ignoring city regulations around water, sewers, and ‘tiny homes.’ ”

From the Silent-Dog-Whistle-Alert Desk: Bolivia seeks Israel’s help in fight against terror after ties renewed – Interior minister says Israelis ‘know how to handle’ terrorists –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/bolivia-seeks-israels-help-in-fight-against-terror-after-ties-renewed/  – “La Paz set up new anti-terror units aimed at rooting out ‘threatening’ foreign groupsBolivia’s interim government is seeking Israel’s help to fight terrorism in the South American country, Interior Minister Arturo Murillo said on Friday. The comment came a week after Bolivia announced it was renewing diplomatic ties with Israel after a 10-year hiatus under the leadership of ex-president Evo Morales, now in exile… Murillo told Reuters local police were investigating leftists with alleged ties to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro whom he said was trying to destabilize the region. Bolivia’s interim government, headed by President Jeanine Anez, unveiled a new anti-terrorism police force it said was aimed at dismantling foreign groups “threatening” the troubled South American country.”

Democrat-run Virginia legislature to criminalize all CURRENT owners of AR-15s… door-to-door gunpoint confiscation coming soon – by J.D. Heyes – https://newstarget.com/2019-12-05-democrat-virginia-legislature-criminalize-owners-ar-15s-gun-confiscation.html – ” ‘It is unlawful for any person to import, sell, transfer, manufacture, purchase, possess, or transport an assault firearm,’ the legislation says, mischaracterizing such semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons.”.. Gun owners who are now law-abiding citizens would instantly become criminals or potential criminals if they decided not to comply, even for purchasing a firearm before the ban took effect. They could be convicted of a Class 6 felony, which, Ammoland said, is punishable by up to five years in prison.”

BBC: 5 Examples of BBC Propaganda. And BBC Paedophilia Too (5 min) – Journalist Exposes BBC Propaganda in Ukraine, Crimea and Beyond – by Graham Phillips

Project Guardian: Another Big Attack on the Constitution and Liberty (39 min) – by Michael Boldin

Over 20 Epstein Victims Expose the Reality of his Worldwide Pedophilic Blackmail Ring – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/20-epstein-victims-expose-blackmail-pedophile-ring/ – “There are many Epstein victims … who were sadly caught up in the international pedophile ring and blackmail operation that Jeffrey Epstein and his procurer Ghislaine Maxwell were running (on behalf of Israeli Intelligence). In truth, there are at least hundreds if not many thousands of Epstein victims, since Epstein had girls from all over the world, and since it appears this entire sexual blackmail op started at least in 1985 (which is the date claimed by one Epstein accuser below). This aligns with what former Israeli spy Ari Ben-Menashe claimed, i.e. that Epstein started working for Israeli Intelligence in the 1980s. In opposition to the denials from Ghislaine and Alan Dershowitz, and the ridiculous lies from Andrew Windsor, it is worth reading the allegations of some of the Epstein victims to get a true grasp of the reality of the situation.”

China’s Mutant Pigs Could Help Save Nation From Pork Apocalypse – by Kristine Servando – https://news.yahoo.com/china-u-racing-create-super-210028643.html – “Zhao says he started using Crispr after needed materials were donated to labs in China and other nations by a team led by Feng Zhang, a Chinese-American biochemist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who pioneered development of the genome-editing tool… Chinese researchers have used the gene-editing tool to develop mildew-resistant wheat, musclier police dogs and woollier goats. More controversially, a Chinese scientist used the tool to genetically alter twin babies in an effort to make them resistant to HIV, igniting a global outcry. China has embraced the technique like no other nation, publishing twice as many Crispr-related agricultural papers as the second-place country, the U.S., according to the journal Science… ‘The most burning question for scientists is how to make the pig more healthy’… It’s also spawned the world’s largest commercial genetic sequencer, Shenzhen-based BGI Group, and China’s scientists are behind a string of world-first gene-tinkering experiments… In pigs alone, Chinese researchers have successfully made 40 different genetic modifications with Crispr, Science reported in July. Zhao has been among those leading the way.”

Delingpole: The UN’s COP25 Madrid Climate Conference Is a Sick Joke – by James Delingpole – https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/03/the-uns-cop25-madrid-climate-conference-is-a-sick-joke/ – “When I say that literally no one cares I mean none of the real, normal people — whether natives or tourists — just wanting to go about their daily lives in this handsome capital city, have a few glasses of vino with their tapas, check out the Prado, make ends meet, look at the Christmas lights, not even think about global warming because hey it’s December and its chilly even in Spain… What I definitely don’t mean is the 30,000 or so loons who have flown in for the freak show about a thirty buck cab away in an industrial exposition zone on the edge of town. Clearly they care a lot but they’re not normal and they have no connection with the real world other than the unfortunate fact that they currently seem to make all our rules.”

LIBRA: Facebook Now Wants to Control Your Money – by Tony Cartalucci – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/12/03/libra-facebook-now-wants-to-control-your-money/ – “Unlike hard currency which does not know in whose hands it resides and thus is unable to discriminate against its holder – Libra not only allows Facebook to know whose hands its currency is in, but how much of it is there, what it is being used for – in addition to all other personal information Facebook has access to. This not only allows for an obvious extension of Facebook’s already well-known politically-motivated abuses – but also gives Facebook the ability to target users who may pose as competition to Facebook or one of the many larger corporations Facebook works with or for.”

Wikipedia’s Disdain Towards Alternative Medical Experts: The Case of Naturopathy – by Richard Gale & Gary Null PhD – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/naturopathy-wikipedias-assault-on-natural-medicine/ – “Upon visiting Wikipedia’s page for Naturopathy, the visitor will immediately read in the opening paragraphs: ‘Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of pseudoscientific practices branded as “natural”, “non-invasive”, or promoting “self-healing”. The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and folk medicine, rather than evidence-based medicine (EBM)…  Instead, naturopathic practice rely on unscientific notions, often leading naturopaths to diagnoses and treatments that have no factual merit…. Naturopathy is considered by the medical profession to be ineffective and possibly harmful, raising ethical issues about its practice. In addition to accusations from the medical community, such as the American Cancer Society, naturopaths have repeatedly been accused of being charlatans and practicing quackery.’.. All told, approximately 20% of the citations on Naturopathy’s page originates from Skeptic resources. In every case, original citations are extremely biased, derogatory and demeaning towards Naturopathy… The sole intention of organizations such as the Center for Inquiry, the Society for Science-Based Medicine and Quackwatch is to eradicate Naturopathy from clinical medical practice.”

Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cops Shoot and Kill 6-year-old Boy in His Own Home – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/taxpayers-to-be-held-liable-after-cops-shoot-and-kill-6-year-old-boy-in-his-own-home.html – “Last year, the Bexar County District Attorney provided the department with clearance letters, allowing the deputies to report to full duty after being on administrative leave during the investigation. After a six-month paid vacation for killing a child, the cops went back to work… Then in March, a Bexar County grand jury decided that all the officers involved in the boy’s death will face no charges… Naturally, the sheriff’s department claimed the officers acted appropriately—by opening fire on an unarmed woman—and killing her and a child in the process. They are claiming to have seen the now deceased suspect—30-year-old Amanda Jones—carrying a pistol prior to finding her breaking into Kameron’s father’s house. However, no such pistol was found. All police found was a tiny piece of pipe — 8 inches long — which they claimed Jones was holding… The officers were wearing body cameras showing the shooting, but the department refuses to publicly release the footage. This is most likely due to the fact that police raided Prescott’s home after they killed Kameron and held his father on the ground, refusing to allow him to help his dying son… ‘The deputies never should have fired their assault rifles toward an occupied trailer home,’ the family’s attorney, Tom Crosley said in the news release. ‘Mr. Prescott heard his little boy cry out, ‘Ouch, Daddy, ouch!’ yet he could not help. Moments after the shooting, deputies raided the home, put Mr. Prescott on the ground and handcuffed him. He was not even allowed to help his young son.’.. Kameron Prescott was the 1,152nd person to be killed by police in 2017. He was also the youngest.”

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports – by David Koenig – https://apnews.com/96804155575044d5908e0697c53d6a70 – “Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology… The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to publish a proposed rule next July. Officials did not respond to requests for more details… Critics are already raising objections.”

Greta Thunberg and the Green Activism Charade Aimed At Destroying the “Old” World Orderhttps://southfront.org/greta-thunberg-and-the-green-activism-charade-aimed-at-destroying-the-old-world-order/ – “Greta Tunberg’s manifesto is in tune with another important document, which has been included in one way or another in the program of one of the US presidential candidates from the Democratic Party – “New Green Course” by young Congresswoman and Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez… The publication of this document in the United States turned into a scandal, because in the accompanying materials the Congresswoman’s team admitted that this is not an environmental program to save the climate, but a political program under the guise of ecology… The United States has not yet begun to implement these plans because of Donald Trump, who is probably aware of the general direction of how things are moving along: the more Democrats advance the idea of banning meat, planes and oil, the more likely voters will vote for him again… In the EU, there is an issue, since the new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is already promoting her own version of the Green Course.”

The International Zionist Conspiracy – by Philip Giraldi – http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-international-zionist-conspiracy/ – ” A recent article by Philip Weiss on the Mondoweiss website lays out an argument that most liberal Jews, like Weiss, are hesitant to support, namely that Jewish power, and more to the point its money, as exercised through the so-called Israel Lobby in the United States and elsewhere, has been the principal enabling force behind the international pariah that the state of Israel has become.”

The Short Road: Democracy to Fascism – by Larry Romanoff – https://www.globalresearch.ca/short-road-democracy-fascism/5695865 – “Fascism is a political ideology fundamentally authoritarian in character, with a strong nationalism and an essentially belligerent militaristic outlook. Fascism carries primarily a corporate perspective as opposed to a socialist view, directed to satisfying the needs, values and objectives of finance and corporations, organising both the economy and the political system according to this agenda… A fascist government actively suppresses any objection to its ideology and typically will crush any movement which opposes it. In keeping with their belligerent nature, fascist governments generally view violence and war as stimulants to national spirit and vitality.”

Why You Can’t Stop Clicking (32 min) – by Truthstream Media

KONE To Put Facial Recognition And Alexa Listening Devices In Elevators – by MassPrivateI – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/12/kone-to-put-facial-recognition-and-alexa-listening-devices-in-elevators.html – ” Forbes  warned that company’s usage of Alexa Guard is much more intrusive than their normal consumer used Alexa because it requires no wake word, is always listening, and cannot be turned off. (To learn more about Alexa Guard, click here.).. VentureBeat‘s story revealed that KONE plans to use Alexa and other companies like Robotise and BlindSquare to track people in the elevator… Putting microphones inside elevators will transform them into Big Brother listening devices that will spy on you and your family.”

Macron Tells NATO Russia Must Come in from the Cold War – by Tom Luongo – https://southfront.org/macron-tells-nato-russia-must-come-in-from-the-cold-war/ – “Macron, with these remarks as a prologue of what he will argue for at the NATO Summit, is telling the world Europe is done paying the price for the U.S.’s Cold War with Russia… He’s also letting everyone know that 2020 will see the end of the sanctions in exchange for ending the conflict in Ukraine and re-opening the floodgates of European investment into Russia… This is welcome news in Germany who absolutely want the sanctions lifted which will put Merkel under even more pressure to lift them. Putin has already made the moves necessary for Merkel to save face here — offering a new gas transit contract for Ukraine, handing back the ships seized in the Kerch Strait incident, prisoner exchange, etc… A lot will ride on Putin’s upcoming meeting with Zelensky. There is so much coming together for the first half of December that by year-end we could be staring a very different geopolitical landscape in Europe.”

New York Vaccine Police State: Proposed Mandatory Gardasil Vaccine to Target Homeschoolers? – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/new-york-vaccine-police-state-proposed-mandatory-gardasil-vaccine-to-target-homeschoolers/ – “New York: The Vaccine Police State is Increasing: This year (2019), New York has easily passed California in becoming the most oppressive state when it comes to parental rights, and forced vaccinations… Earlier this year, they used a measles “outbreak” as rationale to restrict the movement of its citizens outside of educational institutions… In what was believed to be the first ever ban on unvaccinated children from going to public places, the New York Health Department actually went door-to-door looking for unvaccinated children. See: Rockland County NY Becomes America’s First Vaccine Police State – Bans Unvaccinated Children from Public Places – Health Dept. Goes Door to Door… This public “emergency” was then used to quickly pass a bill through the New York legislature to remove all religious exemptions to vaccines. See: New York Quickly Removes Religious Vaccine Exemptions with No Public Hearings

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Web Research Links for the Week of 11/25/19

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Bolivia: Human Rights Defenders Mission Harrassed Upon Arrival –  https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Human-Rights-Defenders-Mission-Harrassed-Upon-Arrival-20191129-0002.html – “The Argentinean Delegation in Solidarity with the Bolivian People (DASB) on Thursday night arrived at the Santa Cruz Airport, where the Police submitted its members to an interrogation… ‘Be careful, we are watching you, we are following you,’ de facto Interior Minister, Arturo Murillo threatened us. If this is not a dictatorship, so what is it?’, human rights defender Juan Grabois said… ‘Given Macri’s complicity with the Bolivian dictatorship, social, academic, trade union, and  environmental leaders, as well as human rights defenders and 10 lawyers, will travel to Bolivia to meet with social movements and relatives of those killed, maimed, and disappeared.’.. On Friday, the Mercosur Parliament’s Human Rights Commission also arrived in Bolivia to make contact with the victims of repression and prepare a report, which will be presented at the session of that regional integration mechanism on Dec. 9… ‘The Mercosur Parliament decided that its Human Rights Commission will carry out a public hearing to have a broader vision and elaborate a report,’ Argentine parliamentarian Cecilia Merchan said.”

Study: Medical Errors Kill Five People Per Minute, 2.6 Million People Every Yearhttps://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/11/medical-errors-kill-five-people-per-minute-2-6-million-people-every-year/#_edn5 – ““No one should be harmed while receiving health care. And yet globally, at least 5 patients die every minute because of unsafe care,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, MD. ‘We need a patient safety culture that promotes partnership with patients, encourages reporting and learning from errors, and creates a blame-free environment where health workers are empowered and trained to reduce errors.’.. A 2016 study published in The BMJ identified medical error as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The study, which was co-authored by Martin Makary, MD and research fellow Michael Daniel of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, determined that medical errors accounted for about 251,000 deaths every year in the U.S., which made medical error-related deaths the third leading cause of death surpassed only by heart disease (614,348) and cancer (591,699)…’“We are burying a population the size of Miami every year from medical errors that can be prevented,’ said Leah Binder, CEO of the health care watchdog organization The Leapfrog Group.”

American Life Expectancy Dropping Dramatically Thanks To White Working Class Male Suicides – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/american-life-expectancy-dropping-dramatically-thanks-white-working-class-male-suicides – “The decline in life expectancy for working aged males has not been recorded in other developed countries and is a “distinctly American phenomenon,” according to study co-author Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine… According to Lisa Britton, CNN’s coverage of the story omitted the crucial point that the decline was being driven by male suicides… ‘CNN just did a piece on the declining life-expectancy rate in the US… and failed to mention it’s the MEN’s rate that is declining! Women have maintained a steady rate although there’s been an uptick in the women’s overdose rate (The Wash Post turned their story into that) Wow,’ she tweeted… As we discuss in the video below, the only demographic group that has seen a dramatic rise in suicides and “deaths of despair” is white, middle aged, working class men… Despite this, the media and the culture still relentlessly blames that same demographic for both historical and contemporary societal ills, de-legitimizing their trauma under the rubric of “white privilege.’ “

Here Are More US Tech Giants Propping Up China’s Vast Surveillance State – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/here-are-more-us-tech-giants-propping-chinas-growing-surveillance-state – “American companies over recent years have competed to enter China’s booming $10BN+ surveillance market, and also take advantage of Chinese companies’ rapidly progressing technology… Stunningly, the WSJ investigation finds that ‘Of 37 Chinese firms singled out last November by the Beijing-backed China Security and Protection Industry Association for outstanding contributions to the country’s surveillance industry, 17 have publicly disclosed financing, commercial or supply-chain relationships with U.S. technology companies.’ And further, ‘Several had multiple connections.’ ”

The Solidarity Of Democrats’ Delusion Is About To Collapse – Authored by James Howard Kunstler – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/solidarity-democrats-delusion-about-collapse – “The dead white man Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860) famously observed that ‘all truth passes through three stages: first, it is ridiculed; second, it is violently opposed; and third, it is accepted as self-evident.’.. I’m not so sure that the Resistance can keep up the fight, since their enemy is reality as much as reality’s mere personification in Mr. Trump. The  violent opposition Schopenhauer spoke of in his three-stage model was just procedural in this case, moving through the courts and committees and other organs of the state. I don’t think the Left can bring the fight to the streets. They don’t have it in them, not even the ANTIFA corps. The hard truths of perfidy and treachery in the upper ranks of government will rain down in the weeks ahead, and when they do, there’s an excellent chance that they will be greeted as self-evident. The Times, the WashPo and the cable news networks will have no choice but to report it all. My guess is that they will display a kind of breathlessly naïve wonder that such things are so. Most remarkably, they might just assert that they knew it all along — a final twitch of bad faith as the new paradigm locks into place… I expect that we will see something else happen along with that: a loud repudiation of the Democratic Party itself, a recognition that it betrayed the mental health of the nation in its lawless and demented inquisitions. I expect that sentiment will extend to the party’s current crop of candidates for the White House, to the delusional proposals they push, and perhaps even to the larger ethos of the Wokester religion that has programmatically tried to destroy the common culture of this country — especially the idea that we have a duty to be on the side of truth.

The Mass Brain Washing of Germany (excellent! 6min) – by Paul Joseph Watson

From the Cognitive-Dissonance-Alert Desk: Angela Merkel Says Freedom Of Speech Must Be Curtailed To Keep Society Free – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/angela-merkel-says-freedom-speech-must-be-curtailed-keep-society-free – “Yes, really… ‘For all those who claim that they can no longer express their opinion, I say this to them; If you express a pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted,’ said Merkel during a speech to the German Parliament… ‘Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost, but freedom of expression has limits,’ she added, as some in the Bundestag could be heard voicing their disagreement… ‘Those limits begin where hatred is spread, they begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose extreme speech (said Merkel as an imperative to the Parliament) otherwise our society will no longer be the free society that it was,‘ said Merkel.” (underlined emphasis added)

From the Propaganda-In-Full-Public-View Desk: Renaming climate change: Can a new name finally make us take action? – by Aaron Hall – https://adage.com/article/industry-insights/renaming-climate-change-can-new-name-finally-make-us-take-action/2218821 – “This leads me to wonder: Is there a better way to convey the urgency of the situation, while also encouraging folks to take action? Could the tools of branding and brand naming create a more resonant, powerful name? Our naming team decided to give it whirl, but first, we set some parameters and guideposts, as we would with any new brand name project:.. Reach: The new name needs to speak to a global threat affecting 7.5 billion humans. As such, our global team of namers from London, New York, San Francisco and Shanghai developed these new names…”

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join INSTEX To Bypass Iran Sanctions – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-officials-enraged-after-6-more-eu-nations-will-bypass-iran-sanctions-through-instex – “Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden released a joint  statement asserting it’s of ‘the utmost importance to the preservation and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) on Iran’s nuclear program by all parties involved.’.. ‘In light of the continuous European support for the agreement and the ongoing efforts to implement the economic part of it and to facilitate legitimate trade between Europe and Iran, we are now in the process of becoming shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (Instex) subject to completion of national procedures,’ the statement reads.”

China Braces For December D-Day: The “Unprecedented” Default Of A Massive State-Owned Enterprise – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/china-braces-unprecedented-massive-default-state-owned-enterprise – “Worse, Tewoo Group is already in effective default after some of its units previously missed local debt payments – in July, Tianjin Hopetone missed a coupon payment on its 1.21 billion yuan note sending the company’s dollar bonds tumbling below 50 cents on the dollar, while Tianjin Haoying Industry & Trade missed a loan interest payment due in June. Also in July, rating agency Fitch – which somehow missed all of this when it was rating the company investment grade – withdrew its rating on Tewoo Group due to insufficient information to maintain the ratings. It last rated the issuer at B-.”

The Fed’s Answer To The Ghastly Monster Of Its Own Creation – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/feds-answer-ghastly-monster-its-own-creation – “Strangely, lightning strikes twice for this guy.  Next year, roughly a month from today, Kashkari will be a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.  For the second time in 11 years, destiny will place him at the precise location where he can exact maximum destruction upon financial markets during a colossal crisis… As the economy stalls out in 2020, U.S. deficits are going to jump to over $2 trillion a year – and will stay there.  So, too, the national debt will run up towards $40 trillion over the next decade.  The Fed, through YCC or some other wild scheme, will take on the dirty deed of monetizing this debt.  They’ll create money from nothing and loan it to the Treasury… Then, if Kashkari has his way, the Treasury will send out checks backed by the Fed’s funny money to William Jennings Bryan’s “struggling masses.”  All the while, the Fed will be oblivious to the fact that these are the same people who’ve been hollowed out by the Fed’s own policies of wealth inequality.  This is their solution to the ghastly monster of their making… Economic patriotism.  Universal basic income.  Modern monetary theory.  Trade wars.  Green new deal.  Quantitative easing for the people.  Generous spending packages.  Free school.  Free drugs.  Canceling debt.  Wealth taxes.  Taxes on unrealized capital gains.  Outright currency destruction.  And much, much more… The planners and schemers are queuing up these ridiculous plans for just the right moment.  That is, when the economy slows, credit market’s freeze, the stock market crashes, the sky falls, and all hell breaks loose.  Like TARP, or the Patriot Act, they’ll roll them out at the precise moment of maximum panic… Alas, the monster will rampage in wild and unexpected ways.

From Anna Von Reitz: Understanding Source and Cause – Q and the Plan http://www.paulstramer.net/2019/11/understanding-source-and-cause-q-and.html – “There are three (3) dates and three entities that every American should have cause to know and to memorize.  All three occurred during The War of Independence… The first is the publication of The Unanimous Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776.  This created “The Union” known as The United States… The second is the creation of The United States of America on 9 September 1776.  This created “The Federation of States”, an unincorporated Holding Company… The third is the creation of the States of America on 1 March 1781.  This Confederation of States was formed under The Articles of Confederation to serve as an incorporated business structure doing business in the global jurisdiction of the air under the charter of the Several States and in their mutual behalf.”

Putin Predicting US Dollar Collapse is Serious Warning – Catherine Austin Fitts (w/full video interview 39min) – by Greg Hunter – https://usawatchdog.com/putin-predicting-us-dollar-collapse-is-serious-warning-catherine-austin-fitts/ – “Fitts also points out, ‘The dollar is holding, and yet, if you look at the price of household goods in America, where I live, it’s approximately 8% to 10% a year in prices of household goods (going up), and you can tell the money printing has been significant. If you look at what the Fed is doing in the repo market, we are really on the next QE. So, we’ve got a problem with currency debasement, and what Putin is saying is it’s going to go faster, a lot faster in 2020, and that is an issue I am looking at. . . . One of the scenarios I am looking at is the dollar declines significantly in 2020. . . . When you have real household inflation at 10% every year for the past five years, the dollar has really already taken a hit as are many fiat currencies around the world. . . . What has really supported the dollar is its huge market share both in trade and traditionally in reserves. . . . You need to withstand a scenario where in 2020, instead of getting 10% inflation, you need to withstand 20% or 25% inflation in real household goods. . . . I have been saying for many, many years the dollar is strong. This is the first time I started to see the potential for a crack in the armor. I think we have to be prepared for the potential for a more serious decline than we’ve been dealing with for the last five years.’ ”

Tucker Carlson Roots for Russia on Air, MSM Heads Explodehttps://russia-insider.com/en/tucker-carlson-roots-russia-air-msm-heads-explode/ri27942 – “Carlson boldly went where no mainstream TV host had gone before, unpacking the explosive story of April 2018’s Douma “chemical weapons attack.” While the “attack” was attributed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by an altered report from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, two whistleblowers within the group accused it of omitting evidence to craft a misleading narrative – a fact that has never crossed the lips of US media until Monday night… Adding insult to injury, Carlson proceeded to shred the sanctimonious Ukrainegate narrative in another segment of his show, asking former Hillary Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein ‘Why is it worse to ask about [Hunter Biden taking millions of dollars from Ukrainian energy firm Burisma] than it is to do it?’ ”

Bolivian Coup and Indian Wars on Thanksgiving – by Finian Cunningham – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/28/bolivian-coup-and-indian-wars-on-thanksgiving/ – “The Bolivian oligarchs and their supporters espouse a rightwing Christian fundamentalism which disparages the indigenous culture as pagan. The violent racism towards the indigenous majority was expressed by the self-declared “interim president”, Jeannie Anez, who, like other oligarchic figures, denounced the native and largely poor population as “satanic”… The takeover in Bolivia is as much about taking control of the country’s wealth – natural gas and minerals – as it about a racist revenge on the native Indian population who dared to rule the country under Morales’ leadership for the benefit of the poor majority… Morales has been warned that if he returns from exile in Mexico he will be jailed for terrorism. The new regime has instructed state forces to “hunt down” members of Morales’ Movement to Socialism (MAS) party. It has given impunity for the police and army to shoot dead protesters who are holding strikes and other demonstrations against the new regime. The latter made earlier promises to hold new elections – without MAS being allowed to participate despite the party having a majority of lawmakers in the country’s Congress. It looks like even those hollow promises are now being scrapped.”

More Than 800 Scholars and Activists Sign Open Letter Demanding US End Support for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Coup Regime – by Jake Johnson –  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/24/more-800-scholars-and-activists-sign-open-letter-demanding-us-end-support-bolivias – “What is happening in Bolivia is highly undemocratic and we are witnessing some of the worst human rights violations at the hands of the military and the police since the transition to civilian government in the early 1980s,” reads the open letter, which was signed by renowned linguist Noam Chomsky, activist and academic Angela Davis, journalist John Pilger, and other prominent human rights advocates… ‘We are outraged by the Áñez regime’s violations of Bolivians’ political, civil, and human rights, and by the deplorable use of deadly violence that has led to a mounting death toll.’.. See the full list of signatories and read the letter here.”

Narrative Managers Faceplant In Hilarious OPCW Scandal Spin Job – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/narrative-managers-faceplant-in-hilarious-opcw-scandal-spin-job-6710730cda01 – ““Ian” is Ian Henderson, the OPCW ballistics expert whose  Engineering Assessment was leaked this past May. Henderson concluded that, contrary to what the OPCW’s Final Report strongly implies, the cylinders found at the scene in Douma were more likely to have been manually placed there, i.e. staged. The anonymous whistleblower informed Steele that all but one of the OPCW’s investigative team agreed with Henderson’s assessment. This too was left out of all OPCW reports, and Bellingcat’s piece completely ignores it, instead writing only that ‘three independent analyses by experts in three different countries were carried out, and all reached complimentary conclusions: the damage at the impact sites is consistent with the cylinders having fallen from height.’.. With the temerity only an NED paycheck can get you, Bellingcat argues that this vapid pedantry which has no bearing on the actual story whatsoever completely invalidates all reporting on the OPCW scandal.”

Secret documents reveal how China’s mass detention camps for Muslims work – from Associated Press – https://www.timesofisrael.com/secret-documents-reveal-how-chinas-mass-detention-camps-for-muslims-work/ – “Taken as a whole, the documents give the most significant description yet of how the mass detention camps work in the words of the Chinese government itself… Experts say they spell out a vast system that targets, surveils and grades entire ethnicities to forcibly assimilate them — especially Uighurs, a Turkic minority of about 10 million with its own language and culture… ‘They confirm that this is a form of cultural genocide,’ said Adrian Zenz, a leading security expert in the far western region of Xinjiang, where many Uighurs live. ‘It really shows that from the onset, the Chinese government had a plan.’.. Zenz said the documents echo the aim of the camps as outlined in a 2017 report from a local branch of the Xinjiang Ministry of Justice: To ‘wash brains, cleanse hearts, support the right, remove the wrong.’ ”

The Nephilim Bloodline Command Structure – by Dean Henderson – https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2019/11/19/the-nephilim-bloodline-command-structure/ – “The feudalist bloodlines which control the wealth, politics, “sciences”, military and mis-education on this planet go back at least 6,500 years to ancient Sumeria and Babylon. Their “royal” blood, is the Sangreal or Holy Grail and is indeed different from that of humans. They are hybrids of the Nephilim or fallen angels from the Book of Genesis. Others call them Annunaki.”

U.S. Faces Calls to End Support for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Regime – by Jake Johnson-  https://www.truthdig.com/articles/u-s-faces-calls-to-end-support-for-bolivias-right-wing-regime/ – “The open letter, first published in The Guardian, came hours after the Bolivian legislature passed a bill to annul the results of the October 20 presidential election—which Morales won in the first round—and set the stage for new elections… In an interview with The Guardian Sunday, Añez’s interior minister Arturo Murillo threatened to jail Morales for the rest of his life. Morales is currently in Mexico, where he was granted asylum amid fears for his safety… ‘Añez represents the radical-right sector of the Bolivian opposition, which has taken advantage of the power vacuum created by Morales’ ouster to consolidate control over the state. Áñez appears to have full support of Bolivia’s military and police,’ the letter states. ‘Equally disturbing has been a resurgence of public anti-Indigenous racism over the course of the last week.’ “

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Web Research Links for the Week of 11/18/19

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150 Years Of Bank Credit Expansion Is Near Its End – by Alasdair Macleod – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/150-years-bank-credit-expansion-near-its-end

US-initiated ‘world war’ against Iran has failed and Washington has gone mad, IRGC militia commander sayshttps://www.rt.com/news/474094-iran-world-war-us-protests/ – “The group’s deputy commander, Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, said that Washington has “gone mad” over the fact that the country has returned to normalcy and that there is no more “disorder” in the streets… Hours earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had called on Iran’s “brave protesters” to share videos and photographs exposing abuses by Iranian law enforcement and military personnel. He said the material would be used to “sanction” Iran for human rights violations… Tehran has scoffed at Washington’s statements of support for the protesters, noting that US sanctions have barred ‘delivery of food and drugs to the elderly and patients.’ ”

The Hollowing Out Of America – by Charles Hugh Smith – https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/hollowing-out-america – “Most perniciously, America is being hollowed out as local enterprises that reinvested profits back into their own communities have been wiped out by monopolies and cartels drawing upon unlimited credit lines of cheap money supplied by the Federal Reserve and other central banks, a system that guarantees the top few will collect whatever “wealth” is being generated by globalization and financialization:  The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017 (and 2018 and 2019…)… Here is hollowed-out America, an economy of ever-greater financial wealth piling up in the hands of the few while tens of millions of wage-earners can’t afford what was available to everyone, even the working class, in previous eras: to buy a family home, however modest; to be able to afford to have children; to build meaningful capital; to have a positive social role in the community; to have a say in the political system; to have the opportunity to become self-employed without gambling the entire family’s capital on the venture; access to the ladder of social mobility and access to the shared capital of a functional government and infrastructure.”

NEW REPORT: Evidence of Turkey’s War Crimes in Syria and ISIS Members Within its Ranks – by Khaled Iskef – https://21stcenturywire.com/2019/11/21/new-report-evidence-of-turkeys-war-crimes-in-syria-with-isis-members-in-their-ranks/ – “Former ISIS Fighters – Now Under Turkish Command: The number of the fighters in the Turkish-backed factions includes some 50,000 gunmen, including numerous militants known to be among ISIS members before joining the pro-Ankara factions. A former ISIS fighter reported this very fact to the UK paper, The Independent, thus confirming that NATO member Turkey has been using the name of the now defunct Free Syrian Army as a carefully designed smokescreen in order ‘to conceal its use of jihadi mercenaries.’.. This may also explain reports of these very same Turkish-backed forces reported to have deliberately released Islamic State detainees in Ain Issa Syria, Syria around 12 October, which was admitted by two US offificals.”

Preparing For Agressive War Against Russiahttps://southfront.org/preparing-for-agressive-war-against-russia/ – “According to the chairman of the Federation Council’s temporary commission for the protection of state sovereignty and prevention of interference in Russia’s internal affairs, Andrei Klimov, foreign forces used YouTube video hosting during the August 10 rally on Moscow’s Sakharov Avenue in order to manipulate Russian citizens…’Simply speaking,  people started receiving on their gadgets information from the sources, for which they had never signed up,’ the senator said… He added that the provided information was of instigative nature, encouraging citizens to violate law by sending them to protected federal facilities. Klimov recalled that on August 8, the temporary commission for the protection of state sovereignty and prevention of interference in Russia’s internal affairs cited the facts of blatant and illegal foreign meddling in Russia’s sovereign affairs in connection with the election to the Moscow City Duma… Ukraine, Poland, the Baltic States and some states of Northern Europe have already become a foothold for various propaganda organizations working to destabilize the situation inside Russia. The US and NATO are also intensifying their military buildup in these particular countries, located close to the Russian border.” – Comment: Considering the apparent extremely bellicose policies of the “United States”,  EU Technocrats, and the Five Eyes Corporate/Intel alliance, and the often stated policies of keeping their “adversaries” destabilized by fears of “insane” behaviors, the developments in Eastern Europe now are understandibly unsettling to Russian and its allies.

Martin Armstrong Warns Of The Coming “Big Freeze” – by Martin Armstrong – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/martin-armstrong-warns-coming-big-freeze – “It is global cooling, not global warming, that we should fear the most. Climate change people may get their wish to reduce the population. That is usually the result of global cooling, which creates famine as we are witnessing already in North Korea. The past winter 2018/2019 experienced record breaking cold temperatures. We should beat that this winter 2019/2020… and here’s why… Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. The information she unveiled should shake/wake you up… Zharkova was one of only two scientists to correctly predict solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23 — in fact, only 2 out of 150 models predicted this… Zharkova’s models have run at a 97% accuracy and now suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum is on the cards beginning 2020… Grand Solar Minimums are prolonged periods of reduced solar activity, and in the past have gone hand-in-hand with times of global cooling… The last time we had a GSM (the Maunder Minimum) only two magnetic fields of the sun went out of phase… This time, all four magnetic fields are going out of phase.”

Putting Monetization Into Perspective… Or “When It Becomes Serious, You Have To Lie” – by Chris Hamilton – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/putting-monetization-perspective-or-when-it-becomes-serious-you-have-lie a whole lotta charts underscoring the precarious state of the financial economy and public debt.

As Stocks Soar, Credit Markets Are Starting To CCCrack – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/stocks-soar-credit-markets-are-starting-cccrack – “When the next recession occurs, a significant portion of this debt will be downgraded to junk. Credit spreads for this debt will rise because of the deterioration in quality…     But the story isn’t likely to end there. Forced selling will generate significant congestion within the corporate debt market. After all, many investors with mandates that restrict holdings to investment-grade debt will have to unload their newly junk-rated bonds. This selling will push securities prices below their underlying value. Prices will have to become overly cheap to provoke opportunistic buying.”

Wait two years for disclosure of repo cash recipients and amounts, New York Fed tells GATAhttp://www.gata.org/node/19583 – “What kind of system of government is it when every week an entity created by ordinary legislation can create enormous amounts of a nation’s currency and disburse it to unidentified parties without any oversight by the people’s elected representatives, news organizations, and ordinary citizens? It sure doesn’t sound like ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ ”

THEY GOT CAUGHT! Nunes Just Blew the ROOF off Impeachment Hearing With BLISTERING Opening Statement (from Gary Franchi 13 min) – Skip ahead to the start of Nunes’ statement, watch on 1.5 speed.

Lebanon on edge as economic crisis laid bare – Bond yields have soared into the triple digits, raising fears of a default as the dollar peg slips – by Alison Tahmizian Meuse – https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/lebanon-on-edge-as-economic-crisis-laid-bare/ – “While Lebanon has never defaulted in its history, it has one of the world’s highest debt-to-GDP ratios, more than 150%. The global credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s in the past week joined Moody’s and Fitch in downgrading Lebanon’s sovereign credit rating to CCC, or junk… The luxury of interchangeable currencies now appears to be a thing of the past, with banks placing sharp limits on dollar withdrawals, even for US dollar accounts, or refusing them entirely due to lack of liquidity… ‘A soft landing is no longer an option,’ Akkaoui told Asia Times on Thursday… ‘Now is the time for crisis management. There is a finite amount of dollars remaining in the financial system that have to be utilized in an efficient manner to ensure citizens basic needs.’ ”

Pope Proposes New Sin: Thou Shalt Not Destroy The Harmony Of The Environment – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/pope-proposes-new-sin-thou-shalt-not-destroy-harmony-environment – “On Friday, he said he was considering going further. ‘We must introduce—we are thinking—into the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin against ecology, the ecological sin against the common home, because it’s a duty,’ the pope told an audience of legal experts at the Vatican… He noted that bishops from the Amazon region meeting at the Vatican in October had defined ecological sin as an ‘action or omission against God, against others, the community and the environment. It is a sin against future generations and is manifested in the acts and habits of pollution and destruction of the harmony of the environment.’ ”

The Moment The Impeachment Hearing Unraveled (from Jimmy Dore 8.5 min) – Yet according to the pitiful Lamestream, “Bombshells” damning Mr. Trump are emerging from these hearings on an hourly basis…

Clinton Consultant Attacks Jimmy Dore For Exposing Elizabeth Warren for Lying (22 min)

Dropped Investigations: Julian Assange, Sex and Sweden (Opinion) – by Dr. Binoy Kampmark – https://southfront.org/dropped-investigations-julian-assange-sex-and-sweden-opinion/ – “On his apprehension, British Labour MP Jess Phillips was appalled by the idea of women’s issues being “the political side salad, never the main event.”  In responding to Assange’s arrest, “the political establishment slapped us around the face.”  Speaking collectively as voice of the slapped, she found the debate about how best to deal with the Australian publisher one that ignored ‘the fact that Assange, for seven years, evaded accusations of sexual violence in Sweden.’..  Not a sliver of acknowledgment about Assange’s status of political asylum was made.  Assange was merely a creep worthy of punishment… As with other figures with historical freight, Assange is a character flawed and troubled, hardly your card carrying Women’s Libber or gallant knight.  The ramshackle motor of history is not operated by saints; to even assume that level of purity and clean living suggests a degree of shuddering naïveté.  But the stuttering Swedish prosecution, shelved then restarted, was never based purely on the dictates of conscience and the pursuit of justice on behalf of the claimed victims.  Sex is politics, and from the start, the Assange prosecution, from Washington to Stockholm, was and remains, political.” (emphasis added)

Death Trap For Russia In Northern Syriahttps://southfront.org/death-trap-for-russia-in-northern-syria/ – “On November 18, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey will launch a new military operation in northeast Syria if the area was not cleared of what he called terrorists… Cavusoglu claimed that the United States and Russia had not done what was required under agreements that halted a Turkish offensive against “terrorists” (i.e. Kurdish armed groups – the YPG and the PKK) in northern Syria. Under the Turkish-US and Turkish-Russian agreements Kurdish units had to remove from the area near the Turkish border… The Erdogan government needs the “Kurdish threat” and the instability in northern Syria to have a wide group of formal pretexts for a further expansion into the neighboring country and backing of pro-Turkish groups operating there. Turkey is interested in a peace on its own territory. At the same time, it prefers a low intensity conflict in the ‘instability zone’ in northern Syria... By undermining the Turkish-Russian safe zone agreement and thus the Russian position in the region, the Kurdish leadership hopes to strengthen its negotiating position with Damascus and gain some additional political and financial revenue despite the collapse of its pro-US policies. Despite this, the wider look at the situation demonstrates that this approach is leading towards an even larger catastrophe. If the safe zone deal collapses and Turkish forces resume their offensive, the Kurdish population will get under the wheels of the Turkish military machine… According to some experts, the US is fully aware of this scenario and its intelligence services are now working to support YPG radicals that attack Turkish-Russian patrols because this gives Washington levers of influence to pressure forces of the Assad government and Russia on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.”

Over 100 protesters killed in Iran: Amnestyhttps://www.asiatimes.com/2019/11/article/over-100-protesters-killed-in-iran-amnesty/ – ” ‘At least 106 protesters in 21 cities have been killed, according to credible reports,’ the London-based rights group said… It added that ‘the real death toll may be much higher, with some reports suggesting as many as 200 have been killed.’.. The rights watchdog said the security forces had received a “green light to crush” the protests which broke out on Friday and had spread to more than 100 cities across Iran… Amnesty also urged Iranian authorities to ‘lift the near-total block on internet access designed to restrict the flow of information about the crackdown to the outside world.’.. It said video footage showed that ‘snipers have also shot into crowds of people from rooftops and, in one case, a helicopter.’ ” (emphasis added) – Comment: Snipers firing into crowds of demonstrators is the same basic method used in starting the Syrian “civil war” and the coup in the Maidan. Elements of MEK are known to be active in Iran.

Landmark Bill Would Bar State From Enforcing Federal Red-Flag Gun Laws – by Matt Agorist – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/landmark-bill-would-bar-state-enforcing-federal-red-flag-gun-laws – “The legislation also would declare that any federal red-flag law ‘which would infringe upon a citizen’s Constitutionally-protected rights including, but not limited to the right to due process, the right to keep and bear arms and the right to free speech, shall be null, void, unenforceable and of no effect in the state of Oklahoma.’.. These declarations would have very little effect in practice, but SB1081 includes provisions that would make federal red-flag laws nearly impossible to enforce in Oklahoma. The proposed law would prohibit any  Oklahoma agency or any political subdivision from accepting any federal grants to implement any federal statute, rule or executive order, federal or state judicial order or judicial findings that would have the effect of forcing an extreme risk protection order against or upon a citizen of Oklahoma… It would also make it a felony offense for any individual, including a law enforcement officer, to enforce a federal red flag law. In effect, this would bar state and local police from enforcing a federal red-flag law… EFFECTIVE: The federal government relies heavily on state cooperation to implement and enforce almost all of its laws, regulations and acts. By simply withdrawing this necessary cooperation, states and localities can nullify in effect many federal actions.”

Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening – by Patrick Cockburn – https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/19/erdogans-ethnic-cleansing-of-the-kurds-is-still-happening/ – “An example of this type of compelling pressure is the deprivation of drinking water for about 400,000 people, mostly Kurds, who rely on the Alouk water station near Ras al-Ayn, which was damaged in the fighting at the time of the invasion and is under the control of Turkish proxy forces that prevent it being repaired. The UN has been making desperate attempts to restore the water supply from Alouk, but has so far failed to do so. It points out that even before 9 October, 900,000 out of the 3 million living in northeastern Syria were in acute need and since then the situation has gotten worse.”

Bolivia: Coup-Born Government’s Witch Hunt Intensifieshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Coup-Born-Governments-Witch-Hunt-Intensifies-20191119-0003.html – “The vigil was intervened by the police, following orders from the Interior Minister Murillo, who said he will have a hard hand with the seditious, alternative media La Resistencia reported… ‘Let them start running, we are going to grab them. We will not allow even one person to continue encouraging sedition​​​​​​​,’ Murillo said when he took office on Nov. 14… As part of her witch hunt against the Left, self-proclaimed interim president Añez said that the MAS does not have guaranteed participation in the next elections, for the Supreme Electoral Tribunal ‘will have to decide whether or not MAS will participate again.​​​​​​​​​​​​​’ ”

Russia Slams US Backing For Israeli Settlements As “New Dangerous Escalation” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-slams-us-backing-israeli-settlements-new-dangerous-escalation – “We are urging all concerned parties to refrain from any steps that could provoke a new dangerous escalation in the region and impede the creation of conditions for resuming direct Palestinian-Israeli talks,” the statement emphasized… Russia underscored it still sees as valid and binding  the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which states that “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State [Palestine-Israel] solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”

US Publicly Backs Iran Protests As Khamenei Says Crackdown On “Thugs” Coming – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-publicly-backs-iran-protests-khamenei-says-crackdown-thugs-coming“The proud Iranian people are not staying silent about the government’s abuses,” Pompeo said in a statement published Sunday, saying that “the United States is with you,” and will  stand against Iran’s “tyranny.” The statement said further, “We condemn the lethal force and severe communications restrictions used against demonstrators” and described the unrest as a “Cautionary tale of what happens when a ruling class abandons its people and embarks on a crusade for personal power and riches.”

Rockets Intercepted Over Golan Heights, As Explosions Reported At Damascus Airport https://southfront.org/rockets-intercepted-over-golan-heights-as-explosions-reported-at-damascus-airport/ – “In the early morning of November 19th, four rockets allegedly fired from Syria were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system over the Golan Heights… Around the same time, local Syrian media reported that explosions were heard at Damascus airport, but there’s no other details provided… Both reports, of the rockets launched towards Israel and the explosions at Damascus airport happened at roughly the same time.” (underlined emphasis added) – Comment: It is not plausible that forces under the command of the Syrian government are firing rockets into Israel.

Kurdistan And Israel: Oil Purchases Veiled Behind “Humanitarian Interest”https://southfront.org/kurdistan-and-israel-oil-purchases-veiled-behind-humanitarian-interest/ – ” ‘Israel’s support for the KRG has not led to any positive changes so far, in fact, it has had an adverse impact,’ he told me. ‘Barzani and the KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) have used Israel’s rhetoric to further persecute Kurds, stifling political dissent and voices critical of the KRG. Israel should have approached the Kurds as a nation—and not just certain parties and families who do not have much support among the Kurdish population.’.. Israel’s leadership has little care for any of that, as long as it manages to receive its oil, under the pretense of humanitarian care and assistance.”

Several Security Forces Units Side With Evo Morales’ Supporters Amid Developing Crisis In Bolivia (Video) – https://southfront.org/several-security-forces-units-side-with-morales-supporters-amid-developing-crisis-in-bolivia-video/

Here’s The Simple Reason Why A Global Economic Recovery Is Not Coming – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/heres-why-global-economic-recovery-not-coming – “It’s not just Saxo: according to One River’s Eric Peters, China is actually deliberately slowing the economy in hopes of buying more time to enjoy economic stability, well aware that one wrong move with 320% debt/GDP could lead to catastrophe. Below we excerpt from Peters’ latest note: ‘Beijing smoothed previous cycles, now they’re truncating the tails,’ said Alpha. They’ll accept more slowing than in the past, to avoid a boom and bust. ‘You see it in the data, their reaction function changed.’.. Which brings us to Saxo’s dour conclusion for all those who believe that the global economy is about to enjoy another period of sustainable growth (and has confused the Fed’s QE for economic resilience and fundamentals): ‘Contrary to previous periods of slowdown, notably in 2008-2010, 2012-2014 and in 2016, China is unlikely to save the global economy once again… Needless to say, without China – which has created 60% of all new global debt over the past decade – there can be no global recovery… In other words, enjoy the current growth delusion while it lasts… some time into Q2 2020 when the Fed’s NOT QE will fade to nothing.”

Elizabeth Warren: Only ‘Approved’ Research Will Be Used by the Government – by Alice Green  – http://punchingbagpost.com/2019/11/19/elizabeth-warrens-plan-to-control-what-research-is-used-by-the-government/ – “The proposal seeks to weed out conflict of interest studies by requiring all industry-submitted research to include information about funding. Any suspicious studies – such as opioid research submitted by Big Pharma or climate research funded by Big Oil – will be ‘excluded from the rule making process and will be inadmissible in any subsequent court challenges unless the research has passed rigorous, independent peer review.’.. The validity of such research would be determined by a “White House Office of the Public Advocate,” whose members will likely be appointed by Warren.” – Comment: This from the woman who staged a Senate “hearing” dog-and-pony show with the Surgeon General to represent that all vaccines were “safe and effective.”

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Web Research Links for the Week of 11/11/19

Is The Fed Secretly Bailing Out A Major Bank? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-secretly-bailing-out-major-bank – “In the meantime, with a little imagination, today’s problems in the repo market could be a warning that CLOs are turning to toxic waste, and, as a result, are developing into the next financial crisis.  While it is still unclear, it is very possible that a bank or financial institution did not have sufficient high quality collateral and was frozen out of private repo markets. Hence, the dramatic rate spike followed by Fed supplied liquidity… The takeaway from all this: Don’t be surprised if a large bank goes belly-up with little advance notice.”

The Independent Ukraine’s painful journey through the five stages of grief – by The Saker – http://thesaker.is/the-independent-ukraines-painful-journey-through-the-five-stages-of-grief/ – “Conclusion Russia can wait, the Ukraine cannot… It’s really that simple.  In fact, time was always on the Russian side here, even if not necessarily on the side of the people of Novorussia who have suffered through the horrors of this war.  However, it appears now that the Novorussians have been successful in their efforts to turn a hodgepodge of more or less trained militias into a credible and disciplined military force capable of tactical and operational actions, in other words, capable of dangerous counter-attacks.  Finally, Russian policies towards the rump-Ukraine and Novorussia are now all unilateral in nature, which gives Russia a great deal of flexibility… With a weak leader like “Ze” the Ukraine looks stuck in the no man’s land somewhere between denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  The faster the Ukrainian leaders get to the “acceptance” phase, the less the people of the Ukraine will have to suffer (not that anybody in the Ukronazi leadership cares about the common people).” – Another well-reasoned and readable analysis by The Saker

Russia, SDF Reach Agreement To Protect Tell Tamr In Northern Al-Hasakah: Monitoring Grouphttps://southfront.org/russia-sdf-reach-agreement-to-protect-tell-tamr-in-northern-al-hasakah-monitoring-group/ – “Russia has reached an agreement with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to secure the Christian town of Tell Tamir in northern al-Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on November 16… Sources familiar with the alleged agreement told the UK-based monitoring group that the town will be handed to Syrian government forces… Several Kurdish sources confirmed the SOHR’s report on November 17, revealing that the agreement will also force the SDF to withdraw from Tell Tamr and its countryside. This term was a demand by Ankara, which is reportedly a part of the agreement… Activists affiliated with the Turkish-backed National Syrian Army (SNA) said that the group’s militants are withdrawing from several villages north of Tell Tamr as a part of the new agreement… Earlier reports revealed that the Russian Military Police are planning to establish a military post in the town of Tell Tamir or near it.” – Comment: This is an important development that has the potential to ratchet-down tensions in the Tell Tamr area. Meanwhile, tensions between U.S. occupiers and the Russians seem continuing to build in the area around Qamishli.

Bolivia Crisis: 8 Killed, Dozens Injured As Police Open Fire On Evo Morales Supporters – https://southfront.org/bolivia-crisis-8-killed-dozens-injured-as-police-open-fire-on-evo-morales-supporters/ – “In an interview with al-Jazeera, Morales said he should be allowed to return to Bolivia and complete his final term in office… ‘I can’t be outside of the country. I’m used to being with the people as a union leader, president, doing work,’ Morales said… ‘I miss it (Bolivia) a lot. I’m looking for a legal way to go back and be with the people as they resist the dictatorship, the coup.’.. Meanwhile, the post-coup government has started a rapid revision of the country’s foreign and domestic policies. On November 15, the post-coup regime announced that Bolivia leaves the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and removed from posts around 80% of ambassadors to other countries. In the domestic policy, the new government strongly supports international corporations that has suffered a series of setbacks in the country during the Morales term.”

The Hugely Important OPCW Scandal Keeps Unfolding. Here’s Why No One’s Talking About It – by Caitlin Johnstone – https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-hugely-important-opcw-scandal-keeps-unfolding-heres-why-no-one-s-talking-about-it-3632903f22a2 – “The only way this story will get mainstream coverage is if it goes viral without the assistance of the mainstream media, at which point the propagandists will be forced to report on it to save face and begin the near-impossible task of trying to regain control of the narrative. This will only happen if enough of us work together to shove the OPCW scandal into mainstream attention. I think this would end up being a very good thing for the world.” – Comment: Caitlin outlines how the evidence showing U.S./Nato intervention in the OPCW’s Douma narrative is being thouroughly suppressed in the Western MSM.

The Globalists Are Openly Admitting To Their Population Control Agenda – And That’s A Bad Sign… –  by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/3998-the-globalists-are-openly-admitting-to-their-population-control-agenda-and-thats-a-bad-sign – “In the late 1960’s into the 1970’s there was a resurgence of population control rhetoric coming out of globalist circles. Under the supervision of the UN and some related scientific groups, the Club Of Rome was formed. A prominent part of the Club of Rome’s agenda was population reduction. In 1972 the group of “scientists” under the UN’s direction published a paper called ‘The Limits Of Growth’, which called for greatly reduced human population in the name of “saving the environment”. This effort was directly linked to another agenda – the institution of a global government that could handle and enforce population controls on a wide scale… The elites had found a new scientific front for their eugenics obsession: Climate science… As history has shown us, it is always the elites that end up in the position of deciding the fates of millions or billions. From the Rockefeller Foundation sterilization programs in the US in the early 1900’s to the UN today, the globalists, a veritable death cult, are desperate to conjure a rationalization as to why they should be the ones to allow or deny human life based on lies like man-made climate change.  They don’t believe in the climate change threat, THEY were the people that fabricated it.  So, what is the core reason behind all of this?.. A reduced population completely dependent on limited energy sources might be easier to dominate.  But I have another theory – they are psychopaths looking for a socially justifiable way to kill as many people as possible. Why? because they enjoy it.” – Comment: Do “They” really “Enjoy it,” or are they just slaves to their Egos? – I have long had the perception that Psychopaths perform their grisly deeds, not out of any real pleasure, but, due to their traumatic conditioning and psychological needs to defend their mental self-images, AKA Egos… This is the result of traumatized people being forced to take refuge in emotional defenses created to protect them from feelings so deeply painful they trigger irrational existential terror. In the face of that, they can rationalize their heinous behaviors any way they please.

Is The Fed Directly Monetizing US Debt? – Authored by Chris Martenson – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-directly-monetizing-us-debt – “The summary here is this: the Fed is buying US government paper on the day it’s issued… The Fed is directly monetizing US debt… Which means… MMT is Already Here!… The debate over whether or not MMT (“Modern Monetary Theory”  see here for background and discussion) should or should not happen is now moot… It’s already here… This is a very serious and extremely important conversation to have. But it’s not being had at all… During Jay Powell’s last news conference, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve (and defender and champion of the largest wealth transfer to the rich in world history) was not asked a single question on this topic… Nobody asked anything about the extreme and accelerating wealth and income gaps, both direct outcomes of the Fed’s policies… Nobody expressed concern about the Fed’s secretive actions, its direct debt monetization, or its violation of the Federal Reserve Act… The US media is toothless. I assume today’s journalists are simply too afraid of losing their jobs to speak truth to power, and have slipped into quiet acceptance of a mere stenographer’s role: ‘Yes, Mr. Powell, you’ve reversed course and have started lowering interest rates again, and have resumed growing the Fed’s balance sheet via new QE. Oh yes, you’re right, it’s ‘not QE’. How silly of me. But despite those emergency measures, the economy is ‘in a good place’ and we all should be super optimistic? Got it. Yes, sir — very inspiring. Anything else?’

Medicare-For-All “Socialism” Is Just Another Racket – by Charles Hugh Smithhttps://www.zerohedge.com/health/medicare-all-socialism-just-another-racket – “What’s being labeled “socialist” in present-day U.S.A. is nothing more than the state borrowing from future generations to fund profiteering rackets today.  It’s hardly a secret that the U.S. spends twice as much per person on healthcare but trails the pack of other developed nations in actual health. (See infographic below for the facts, which I have discussed here for 14 years.).. Problem #1 is robust health isn’t profitable, while managing chronic lifestyle diseases and pushing needless/harmful medications and procedures are immensely profitable… Problem #2 is the external costs of destructive but oh-so-profitable products are not paid by either producers or consumers at the point of purchase. The tobacco industry offers an example of this decoupling of “price discovery” and externalities that manifest years or decades later.”

Iran Burning: Shock Gas Price Hike Triggers Violent Protests After Subsidy Cuts – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/violent-protests-break-out-iran-after-shock-gas-price-hike-subsidies-cut – “The BBC reports that the protests are fierce enough to have already led to at least two deaths and multiple injured as demonstrations are active in at least a dozen cities: ‘One person was killed during protests in the central city of Sirjan. State news agency Irna said there were clashes with police when protesters attacked a fuel storage warehouse and tried to set fire to it…Several more people were injured. A protester also died in the city of Behbahan… Other cities were also affected including the capital, Tehran, Kermanshah, Isfahan, Tabriz, Karadj, Shiraz, Yazd, Boushehr and Sari.’.. The AP reported that while at the start of this week drivers were allotted up to 250 liters  a month at the pump at at a controlled 10,000 rials per liter, as of Friday that changed drastically to an allowance of 60 liters (or 13 gallons) of petrol a month at 15,000 rials ($0.13; £0.10) a liter. Additional liters after that cost 30,000 rials… On Saturday the protests have appeared to get more confrontational, as police were filmed using riot control measures against crowds, and with some unconfirmed reports of live fire being used, as has been the case over the past month in neighboring Iraq.”

The Free Money Bubble Is About To Burst – by Michael Pento – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/free-money-bubble-about-burst – “The Free Money Bubble Is About To Burst – by Michael Pento – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/free-money-bubble-about-burst – ” Recently, there has been a parade of central bankers along with their lackeys on Wall Street coming on the financial news networks and desperately trying to convince investors that there are no bubbles extant in the world today. Indeed, the Fed sees no economic or market imbalances anywhere that should give perma-bulls cause for concern. You can listen to Jerome Powell’s upbeat assessment of the situation in his own words during the latest FOMC press conference  here. The Fed Chair did, however, manage to acknowledge that corporate debt levels are in fact a bit on the high side. But he added that “we have been monitoring it carefully and taken appropriate steps.” By taking appropriate steps to reduce debt levels Powell must mean slashing interest rates and going back into QE. The problem with that strategy being that is exactly what caused the debt binge and overleveraged condition of corporations in the first place… The sad truth is that the entire artificial and tenuous construct of markets is predicated on interest rates that perpetually fall and never increase. As long as this baneful dynamic is in place, asset bubbles grow bigger, and debt levels rise. Thus, making the economy increasingly more dependent on lower and lower interest rates. The problem is most central banks have already arrived at the zero-bound range and/or are in various stages of QE. Even the horrific Fed only has one and half percentage points from running out of ammo to reduce borrowing costs and is already printing $60 billion per month in QE. And yes, that is exactly what it should be called. Hence, when (not if) the next economic contraction begins, money markets will once again freeze and the record number of zombie companies will begin laying off millions of employees as a result of being shut out of the credit market. Then, the global bubble in junk corporate debt will crater and cause panic in equity markets like never before in history…  According to the Fed and the deep-state on Wall Street, all is completely normal.” – Mr. Pento presents even more cautionary observations on the current financial state of affairs.

Goldman’s Euphoria Indicator Just Hit An All-Time High: What Happens Next? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/goldmans-euphoria-indicator-just-hit-all-time-high-what-happens-nextA boatload of financial data providing more evidence that a serious deterioration in “market conditions” may be in the offing.

Insufferable Pomposity: Obnoxious State Department Drones Destroyed Ukraine; Their Next Target: Trump – by James Howard Kunstler – https://russia-insider.com/en/insufferable-pomposity-obnoxious-state-department-drones-destroyed-ukraine-their-next-target-trump – “The lifers at State also have something to hide: their exertions to connive with Ukraine government officials they controlled to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election in favor of their former boss, Mrs. Clinton. The current impeachment spectacle is an attempt to pitch a smokescreen over that embarrassing mess, which includes the CIA’s and FBI’s efforts to blame Russia for their own illegal interventions in the 2016 election — the heart of the three-year impeachment narrative. The Joe-and-Hunter Biden affair is the left anterior descending artery in that heart.”

UK Is Preparing Evacuation Of Intelligence Personnel From Syria’s Idlib?https://southfront.org/uk-is-preparing-evaucation-of-intelligence-personnel-from-syrias-idlib/ – “At the same time, Russia and Turkey continue to boost their cooperation on the tactical, in Syria’s Idlib and northeast, and regional level. The rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow apparently endranger British personnel involved in clandestine activities in the miltiant-held part of Syria… Therefore, it’s highly likely that the UK is now trying to get a kind of open corridor to withdraw its intelligence officers and military advisers involved in propaganda operations and training of militants in the Idlib zone.”

Bolivia: 9 Corpses in 24 hours Prove Dictatorship’s Violencehttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-9-Corpses-in-24-hours-Prove-Dictatorships-Violence-20191116-0001.html Over the last 24 hours, at least  nine Bolivians have died as a result of repressive actions carried out by the security forces that support the coup-based government headed by Senator Jeanine Añez… ’23 people have died since the coup. The most recent victims are four people shot dead in La Paz​​​​​​ and five in Sacaba,’ La Paz Ombudsman’ Office delegate Teresa Zubieta told teleSUR… ‘They have killed our brothers as if they were animals,’ Zubieta said and explained that Añez’s regime is generating ‘a setback of more than 30 years with respect to the protection of people.’ ”

Bolivian Parliament Elects New Head, Refuses to Acknowledge Self-Proclaimed President Jeanine Anezhttps://southfront.org/bolivian-parliament-elects-new-head-refuses-to-acknowledge-self-proclaimed-president-jeanine-anez/ – “Essentially, the coup-plotters can now only resign to force to impose their rule and push Morales’ resignation through… Evo Morales also announced that he considers himself the president of Bolivia, until Parliament resigns. And since the resignation was not accepted, then Morales is still the president legally, and the coup-plotters could not legally legitimize the seizure of power… Meanwhile, more than 1000 supporters of Morales were arrested per day, the scope of repression against opponents of the coup is progressively escalating. A civil war nears dangerously close… At the same time, Venezuelan President Maduro called on the armed forces to fulfill their duty to the people and restore Morales back to his position.”

AAAHHH! EUGENICS! Russian Army to Use Soldiers’ Gene-Profiles to Assign Roles – by Michael Peck – https://russia-insider.com/en/science-tech/aaahhh-eugenics-russian-army-use-soldiers-gene-profiles-assign-roles/ri27874 – “But Russian President Vladimir Putin has embraced genetics with a passion. In March, the Kremlin  issued a decree that called for “implementation of genetic certification of the population, taking into account the legal framework for the protection of data on the personal human genome and the formation of the genetic profile of the population.” Ostensibly this is to protect Russia’s population against chemical and biological attack, as well as safeguard Russia’s genetic patrimony from Western spies and saboteurs… It has also spurred fears that Russia is edging towards a Nazi-style eugenics program in which certain groups, such as those Russians of Slavic ancestry, will be favored.”

Why your next car is a bikehttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/why-your-next-car-is-a-bike/ – “Then, the issues started… First, quality. Many bikes required constant maintenance and were often out of service… Then, vandalism, as bikes freed from docking stations were much more vulnerable to improper usage. They were drowned in Amsterdam’s canals, and they eventually ended up in urban bike cemeteries around the world, giving rise to pollution concerns and prompting cities to get more stringent in granting licenses… Finally, the business model came under pressure. At the beginning, new deposits by customers financed the deployment of new bikes, but market saturation soon threatened this strategy. As of now, several dockless bike startups have gone bankrupt, and Mobike – the remaining largest player – is considering selling most of the stakes of its European arm.”

Bolivia: Coup-Born Government Threatens Independent Journalistshttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Coup-Born-Government-Threatens-Independent-Journalists-20191115-0002.html – “Independent journalists who are covering protests in Bolivia were accused of carrying out “sedition” by Communications Minister Roxana Lizarraga, who was paradoxically appointed by a US-backed government that emerged from a coup d’etat against the socialist President Evo Morales… ‘Law will be fully enforced against those journalists or pseudo-journalists who are seditious, whether they are nationals or foreigners,’ Lizarraga said and took the opportunity to blame Cuba and Venezuela for the ongoing social unrest in Bolivia… ‘They want to put us on their knees,’ she added and warned that the Interior Ministry already has a list of the journalists who are stirring up resistance or rebellion against the coup-born regime… After these announcements, four Cuban officials were arrested and accused of demonstrating against the interim government headed by Senator Jeanine Añez, who self-proclaimed president on Nov. 12.”

New Legislation Will Throw People in Jail for Disrespecting Cops — Seriously – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/11/new-legislation-will-throw-people-in-jail-for-disrespecting-cops-seriously.html – “If you annoy a police officer in upstate New York, you could find yourself facing massive fines and even jail time. Seriously… In a vote this week, lawmakers in the Monroe County Legislature passed a proposal in a 17-10 vote to fine and/or jail a person who annoys, alarms or threatens the personal safety of an officer. The jail sentence is up to one year and the fine is up to $5,000.”

Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory – https://www.dw.com/en/germany-makes-measles-vaccination-compulsory/a-51243094 – “As of March 2020, parents will have to prove their child is vaccinated against measles before sending them to day care or school. While the Health Ministry says the bill is “child protection,” critics think otherwise… Before the introduction of measles vaccine in 1963 and widespread vaccination, major epidemics occurred approximately every two to three years. Some 2.6 million people died from the highly contagious disease every year — with children the most vulnerable. But by the turn of the millennium, some countries had declared the disease ‘eradicated.’Comment: The underlined paragraph is basically just composed of lies.

Kamala Harris Serves Up a Disturbing and Ironically-Named Bill: the ‘Family Friendly’ Schools Act – by Alex Parker – https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2019/11/06/kamala-harris-serves-disturbing-ironically-named-bill-family-friendly-act/ – “Hence, the government will keep the rugrats before school, during school, and after school. And all summer. Yeah — why are people hatching these things?.. How about as soon as they’re born, a federal program just scoops ’em up and takes care of it all ’til they’re 18? That way, everyone can wholly focus on what really matters — their jobs… Suddenly, I find myself wanting to move to China. Or start a new one… Here in the States, women are cutting their important work in order to have to crappily deal with doggone offspring. And Kamala’s sick about it…”

Violence and Repression Escalate Following Bolivian Coup (w / many excellent – and shocking – videos showing emerging repression) – https://southfront.org/violence-and-repression-escalate-following-bolivian-coup-graphic-videos-photos-18/ – “Stratfor claimed that the coup may make the country more politically unstable, which is undoubtedly true, but it is also possible that the self-proclaimed interim president Jeanine Anez might reverse Morales’ decision to cancel the (Lithium mining) agreement with ACISA… ‘In the longer term, continued political uncertainty will make it more difficult for Bolivia to increase its production of strategic metals like lithium or develop a value-added sector in the battery market. The poor investment climate comes at a time of expanding global opportunities in lithium-ion battery production to meet rising demand from electric vehicle manufacturing.’.. Violence is increasing throughout the country, following Morales’ resignation and the seizure of power by the right-wing opposition… Clashes are happening in many cities across the countries, and there are numerous videos and photographs showing that the military and police are on the side of the right-wing opposition that carried out the coup against the elected President and his government… The residents of the municipality of Yapacani, in the Santa Cruz district, denounced the onslaught of the military who took to the streets after President Evo Morales announced his resignation.” – “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” -Gomer Pyle

Is the New World Order a Jewish Conspiracy? No, it’s a Satanic Conspiracy – by Makia Freeman – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/10/14/is-the-new-world-order-a-jewish-conspiracy-no-its-a-satanic-conspiracy/ – ” We don’t have to blame the many or a collective (the Jews) for the actions of a few. We don’t have to be unfair to all the innocent Jews who have unjustly branded as conspirators when many of them are victims not perpetrators of the grand conspiracy. No, it’s not a  Jewish conspiracy, not exactly … it only appears to be so because the inner core of those hiding behind Jews are Zionists, and the inner core of Zionism is Sabbatean-Frankism, a Satanic cult which exploits Jews to achieve its own ends.” – This is, I think, an important contribution by Freeman, very concise and well-composed. It also includes links to a very large and crucial body of work on the subjects approached in the article. One could easily spend many days wading through the references here and gain a substantial understanding of what’s going on here.

US wants to create illegal quasi-state in eastern Syria: Russiahttps://www.almasdarnews.com/article/us-wants-to-create-illegal-quasi-state-in-eastern-syria-russia/ – ” ‘On the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, they are doing everything possible to create the structure for a quasi-state, and are asking the Gulf States for major investments in order to create a local administration on the basis of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurds – the YPG People’s Protection Units and others, with the clear intention of breaking this piece of territory off from Syria, and controlling the oil fields located there,’ Lavrov said… At the same time, Lavrov accused the US of prohibiting its allies from investing in Syria’s reconstruction.”

Did Obama Order CIA to Form ‘Trump Task Force’ to Throw Election for Deep State? – by Philip Giraldi – https://russia-insider.com/en/did-obama-order-cia-form-trump-task-force-throw-election-deep-state/ri27855 – “Nevertheless, some might even argue that having a Deep State is a healthy part of American democracy, that it serves as a check or corrective element on a political system that has largely been corrupted and which no longer serves national interests. But that assessment surely might have been made before it became clear that many of the leaders of the nation’s intelligence and security agencies are no longer the people’s honorable servants they pretend to be. They have been heavily politicized since at least the time of Ronald Reagan and have frequently succumbed to the lure of wealth and power while identifying with and promoting the interests of the Deep State.”

Bolivia in Crosshairs of US Counter-revolutionhttps://www.telesurenglish.net/opinion/Bolivia-in-Crosshairs-of-US-Counter-revolution-20191111-0004.html  – “Yesterday, Bolivian social movements in La Paz, the center of government, answered the calls of the right-wing for president Morales to resign with their own ultimatum: That the leaders of the right depart the city of La Paz within 48 hours and leave its inhabitants in peace. They announced that in the face of police mutinies, the social movements would form a civil police force to protect the constitution and its elected representatives. In a tradition of struggle that is hundreds of years old, they announced they would encircle La Paz, however, they would do so peacefully.”

Bolivia: Police Shoot Anti-Coup Protesters in El Altohttps://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Police-Shoot-Anti-Coup-Protesters-in-El-Alto-20191112-0001.html – “Over the last week, far-right groups have staged acts of aggression against the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) authorities and politicians… Selective burning of houses and beatings against Evo’s supporters, however, have not been reported in a timely manner by international and local media… In this regard, for example, in Argentina, where Mauricio Macri will remain in the presidency until December, the Press Workers Union (SiPREBA) on Monday denounced that the National Radio direction prohibited its journalists from writing or speaking about the existence of a coup in Bolivia… (from Twitter): ‘Terror in Bolivia.  Last night artillery helicopters shot at the indigenous people in La Paz. El Alto communities reported 6 dead and around 30 injured. This is silenced by mainstream media.’.. Morales’s Defense Minister Javier Zavaleta on Monday presented his resignation and denounced violent actions that the mutinous security forces are carrying out… ‘Bullets are neither the answer nor the solution to a problem,’ Zavaleta said and explained that he never ordered the use of military force against the population… ‘We never gave an order for our soldiers to wield a weapon against the people… The State we built was a State in which the military defends the Homeland with the people and never against them.’ ”

From the It-Just-Gets-Better Desk: IN THE BAD OLE’ USSA: COMPOSTING… FROM HUMANS… – by Joseph P. Farrell – https://gizadeathstar.com/2019/11/in-the-bad-ole-ussa-composting-from-humans/ – “Washington state, it seems, has approved a bill which has been signed into law by that state’s governor, to allow “human composting”: Many other supporters of the bill claim that legalizing human composting will be great for the environment, as it’s supposedly ‘as close to the natural process of decomposition [as] you’d assume a body would undergo before we had an industrialized society.’.. If America now begins “recycling” human beings as liquid rather than simply burying bodies or cremating them into ash, as has traditionally been the case, then these remains will almost certainly end up being converted into recycled “biosludge” and spread as “fertilizer” on food crops… Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of a company known as Recompose that aspires to be the first “natural organic reduction” funeral home in the United States, is also excited about the bill, which she says fulfills a longtime hope’ of hers to create ‘an urban, soil-based, ecologically friendly death-care option.’ (Emphasis added)”

From the Weeping-And-Gnashing-Of-Teeth-In-DC Desk: Evo Morales just landed in Mexico City, after being refused permissions by Peru, Chile, and Brazil to fly over their airspaces. Live feed on Sputnick: https://sputniknews.com/latam/201911121077290109-former-bolivian-president-evo-morales-arrives-in-mexico-city—video/ – more on this story from Sputnik: Mexican Foreign Minister Welcomes Ex-Bolivian President Evo Morales in Mexicohttps://sputniknews.com/latam/201911121077290850- mexican-foreign-minister-welcomes-ex-bolivian-president–evo-morales-in-mexico/This story will be added to later today, possibly with video of Morales’ statement after landing with a translation.

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Web Research Links for the Week of 11/4/19

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“Deep Equity” Program Indoctrinating Kids Across US, Tells Teachers To Reject Parents Who Disagree (4 min) – from Tucker Carlson

Heather Mac Donald & Tucker Carlson On CA Schools Teaching Bigoted Neo-Marxist Ideology To Kids (4 min)

From the WTF-Happened-To-Global-Research? Desk: China’s Vision for the Future: “Give Peace a Chance” – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-vision-future/5694334 – “The ten-year Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976) was Mao’s sociopolitical movement aiming at cleaning socialist China from infiltrated capitalist elements and influences. Then, and to some extent still today, China was full with so-called Fifth Columnists, a term coined during the Spanish Civil war, when General Franco’s Nazi-party, the “Falange”, were able to defeat the legitimately elected Republicans, because the “Falange” had what they called a “Fifth Column” clandestinely embedded among the Republican defense forces in Madrid. Today Fifth Columnists are everywhere. They come in all shapes and forms, including disguised as western NGOs, in every country that Washington and its western allies want to dominate and provoke ‘regime change’.  It was clear that the west, predominantly the emerging US empire, wanted to disrupt Mao’s revolution; they would not let China flourish under her own political, communist values and believes (sic).” – Comment: Contrast this politically correct view from Koenig with the information from Warren Pollock (below). Apples to Oranges…

Warren Pollock – China: The New Nazis of Our Time (30 min) – from Greg Hunter, USA Watchdog.com

Turkish Drone Strike Kills, Injures Several Civilians In Northeastern Syria (Video) – https://southfront.org/turkish-drone-strike-kills-injures-several-civilians-in-northeastern-syria-video/ – “Turkish UCAVs are highly active over northeast Syria, targeting Kurdish forces, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops and even first responders… Earlier, Kurdish sources reported that a Turkish UCAV targeted an ambulance near the town of Tell Tamr in northern al-Hasakah with what is believed to be a precision-guided munition.”

US Threatens Sanctions On Serbia, Scrambles To Thwart Possible S-400 Purchase – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-threatens-sanctions-serbia-scrambles-thwart-s-400-acquirement – ” “You know, when you have such a weapon, no one would attack you. Neither US nor any other pilots fly where S-400s are operational: Israeli pilots do not fly either over Turkey or Syria, except for the Golan Heights. We have aviation, which the strongest than ever before. We will be strengthening the air defense with Pantsyr systems and other things, which are not on the sanctions list,” Vucic said in the interview…The US was quick to respond to Vucic’s statement. US Special Representative for the Western Balkans Matthew Palmer warned in an interview with the Macedonian television during his visit to Skopje that the purchase of S-400 systems from Russia would entail US sanctions against Belgrade… The sanctions threat worked, according to some Russian sources; however, the spat appears to be ongoing, given Reuters reported Friday that a US diplomat was promptly dispatched to meet with Serbian authorities over the issue.” – Comment: Seems like the U.S. is having a Bad Hair Year.

Grand Ayatollah Sistani Warns Against U.S. Coup Plot In Iraq – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/11/grand-ayatollah-sistani-warns-against-us-coup-plot-in-iraq.html – “Sistani, who is not pro-Iran, is fully supporting the Hashd al-Shaabi. The external actors who want to use the protest to put Hashd down will fail… After the U.S. invaded Iran its viceroy Paul Bremer planned to install a proxy government without any elections. It was Ayatollah Sistani who prevented that when he publicly decreed that the U.S. had to let the Iraqis decide for themselves. The Marja had spoken, the U.S. had to back down and elections were held. His statement today is of similar importance and weight.”

Brennan’s plot to takeover US gov’t, mole placed in Trump White House – from The Duran (w/video 39 min) – https://theduran.com/brennans-plot-to-takeover-us-govt-mole-placed-in-trump-white-house-video/

There Are Things Worth Fighting For, And Fates Far Worse Than Death – by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/3987-there-are-things-worth-fighting-for-and-fates-far-worse-than-death – “There comes a moment in the life of many liberty movement activists or analysts when they are confronted with this reality: The reality that we are not fighting a faceless “system” that was built passively by mistake, or built in the name of mere random greed. No, the system is only an extension of a greater agenda and the weapon of a conspiratorial army. What we are really fighting are very evil people with psychopathic desires to dominate and destroy. Attempt to change the system without removing the cabal behind it, and you will fail every time… This is where we hit a wall of indecision and find ourselves at an impasse on solutions within the movement. There are even some people who argue that “nothing can be done”… This is, of course, a lie. Something can indeed be done. We can fight and remove the elites from the equation entirely. In fact, we have no choice but to fight if we hope to retain any semblance of our sovereignty or foundational principles. But sadly, there are people in the movement with some influence who do not seem to understand the difference between fighting to survive, and fighting to succeed… And while building alternatives to the mainstream system and removing yourself from the grid is a step in the right direction, this alone is only a stop-gap. One day, the establishment will come to take what you have. There is no way around this. Narcopaths are like ravenous parasites feeding on every last morsel of humanity. They take whatever can be taken… The question is, when they come to digest that which you hold precious, how will you respond? Is fighting back impossible, or is it preferable to slavery? Is dying for a better tomorrow a fool’s errand, or the only errand we are put on this Earth for? These are questions that need to be answered and answered soon. The time left to ponder them is running out.”

Turkish-Backed Militants Launch New Attack In Northern Raqqa, Capture Two Villageshttps://southfront.org/turkish-backed-militants-launch-new-attack-in-northern-raqqa-capture-two-villages/ – “The Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) launched on November 7 a new large attack on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northern Raqqa countryside… In a press release, the SNA announced that its militants had captured Beir Issa and Sharaqiq. Both villages are located near the key town of Ain Issa. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that Turkish combat drones backed the new SNA attack, conducting several airstrikes on Kurdish forces in the northern Raqqa countryside… Last week, Russian forces established a coordination and operations center in Ain Issa. The attack near the base could pose a threat to Russian troops deployed there.”

Russia Reinforces Newly-Established Coordination Center In Northern Raqqa (Photos)https://southfront.org/russia-reinforces-newly-established-coordination-center-in-northern-raqqa-photos/ – “Fresh Russian reinforcements arrived on November 6 in the newly-established coordination and operations center near the town of Ain Issa in northern Raqqa… According to the North Press Agency (NPA), the reinforcements included several military vehicles and dozens of trucks loaded with ammunition and equipment.” Comment: The Russians have trucked in a massive amount of materiel to the Ayn Issa Base, which was formerly occupied by the U.S. military. It seems they are anticipating serious trouble with the Turkish proxies (SNA/NSA – formerly the Free Syrian Army), who are Takfiri Wahhabist terrorists.

How the Deep State ‘Justifies’ Itself in America – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/06/how-the-deep-state-justifies-itself-in-america/ – “On October 30th, there was a panel discussion broadcast live on C-Span from the National Press Club and the Michael V. Hayden Center. The discussants were John Brennan, Michael McCabe, John McGlaughlin, and Michael Morrell. They all agreed with the statement by McLaughlin (former Deputy CIA Director) “Thank God for the ‘Deep State’”, and the large audience there also applauded it — nobody booed it. John Brennan amplified upon the thought, and there was yet more applause. However, that thought hadn’t been invented by McLaughlin; it instead had evolved recently in the pages of the New York Times. Perhaps the discussants had read it there. Instead of America’s ‘news’-media uncritically trumpeting what government officials assert to be facts (as they traditionally do), we now have former spooks uncritically trumpeting what a mainstream ‘news’-medium has recently concocted to be the case — about themselves. They’ve come out of the closet, about being the Deep State. However, even in that, they are lying, because they aren’t it; they are only agents for it. ”

The Cult of Russia-Hate: Unquestionable Doctrine, Magical Thinking Primes US Citizenry for Total Security State – by Helen Buyniski – https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/cult-russia-hate-unquestionable-doctrine-magical-thinking-primes-us-citizenry-total – “Cultists are kept from straying too far into “wrongthink” through thought-stopping techniques they are taught by other members early on. For Russiagate, this manifests in buzzwords like “fake news” and the smearing of all non-mainstream sources as unreliable. True cultists will cut entire websites out of their news diet, lest they be exposed to “Russian disinformation” carefully disguised as, say, American conservatism (Breitbart, Infowars) or peace activism (antiwar.com, the Ron Paul Institute). Even aggregators like Drudge Report have been smeared by the PropOrNot list later used, more disturbingly, by more authoritative voices like the Poynter Institute in an attempt to smear entire sections of the web as disinformation and “fake news.” Such “milieu control” keeps cultists safe in their echo-chambers… By controlling a person’s information environment, it becomes much easier to control their thoughts. Brainwashing cults demand purity from their members, and both impure thoughts – perusing “fake news” or having civilized online chats with dissenters – and impure people must be jettisoned. If you can’t convert your friends (or family, or spouse!) to see things your way politically, ditch them, a surprising number of articles recommended around the 2016 election. This is no different than a cult demanding followers cut off family members who frown on its activities. Cults know that without a strong support system, it can be difficult to leave.”

Syrian Kurds OK US-led oil mission – by Jack Detsch – https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/11/syria-kurds-sdf-pentagon-oil-mission-kobane.html – “Nor was it immediately clear what prompted the SDF reversal, as the group still has not won American commitments to a no-fly zone in northern Syria or to halt the Turkish incursion. A source close to the SDF said that American forces photographed by Agence France-Presse near Rmeilan oil field cannot stay there or at the Faysh Khabour border crossing with Iraq, as new US policy will limit American areas to south of the M4 highway. The group hopes that French and British forces will backfill that role… But as US special representative for Syria Jim Jeffrey is set to depart for Turkey on Friday to meet with senior officials in Ankara and Syrian opposition groups trying to broker a UN-backed deal for new constitution, experts say the SDF is aiming to get leverage for an eventual deal to rejoin a consolidated Syrian state as the civil war winds down.” – Comment: And the “Kurds” (whatever that identity really means) wonder why they end up getting shafted over and over…

Amazon Co-opting Homeowner’s Ring Cameras To Police – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/amazon-co-opting-homeowners-ring-cameras-to-police/” ‘The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce our partnership with Ring and the Neighbors App. Detectives and station personnel from across the county completed their training today and our stations are now live. Station staff are able to receive information and interact with residents through the app. Customers with a Ring camera will be able to share videos with their local Sheriff’s station. The Neighbors App connects communities with the goal of creating safer and stronger neighborhoods and one of the benefits is you do not need to own a Ring device to use the app.”.. I could find no public notice of the training that is mentioned above, but it clearly was nationwide and it clearly took place. The result is that the system has gone live… Other Georgia law enforcement agencies partnering with Ring including police departments and sheriff’s offices in Chamblee, Cobb County, Duluth, Forsyth County, Garden City, Gwinnett County, Sandy Springs and the Savannah Police Department… ‘This partnership is another way for us to engage the community and share information in a timely manner,’ Sandy Springs Deputy Chief of Police Keith Zgonc said in an email. The department teamed up with Ring in April… For some, the rising number of police partnering with Ring is chilling. They say Ring is creating a nationwide surveillance network that raises serious concerns about privacy and the blurring of police departments with corporations.”

$10M Lawsuit Filed in New York Against Motels that Allegedly Allowed Child Sex Trafficking of Foster Children – by Brian Shilhavy – https://healthimpactnews.com/2019/10m-lawsuit-filed-in-new-york-against-motels-that-allegedly-allowed-child-sex-trafficking-of-foster-children/ – “Andrew Denney and Gabrielle Fonrouge of the New York Post have reported on a $10 million lawsuit filed recently alleging that a 10-year-old foster girl was raped, tortured and beaten as she was sold for sex at two New York motels while staff turned a blind eye to what was happening… The plaintiff, now an adult, reportedly was in the foster care system at the time when she was being sexually abused… The young girl was trafficked through motels, according to the lawsuit, with the full knowledge of the motel staff who did nothing to try and stop this kind of sex trafficking of children… According to the NY Post article, 45% of all sexual exploitation in New York City happens in hotels.”

UK’s National Health Service To Deny Treatment To “Racists” And “Sexists” – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/uks-national-health-service-deny-treatment-racists-and-sexists – “The North Bristol NHS Trust said that “threatening and offensive language,” as well as ‘racist or sexist language, gestures or behaviour’ and ‘malicious allegations’ would all be punishable offenses… Patients who commit such an infraction will be subject to a ‘sports-style disciplinary yellow card and then final red card in which treatment would be withdrawn as soon as is safe.’.. ‘We have staff from many different backgrounds, from all over the world, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to equality which is a fundamental value of the NHS,’ said Andrea Young, Chief Executive for North Bristol NHS Trust… ‘We’re sending a strong signal that any racism or discrimination is completely unacceptable – we want staff to challenge and report it and we want everyone to know that it will have consequences,’ she added.” (emphasis added) – Comment: Can this be healthy?

Trump Jr. Outs CIA Whistleblower Over Twitter – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-jr-outs-cia-whistleblower-over-twitter – “Don Jr. then tweeted ‘The entire media is #Triggered that I (a private citizen) tweeted out a story naming the alleged whistleblower. Are they going to pretend that his name hasn’t been in the public domain for weeks now? Numerous people & news outlets including Real Clear Politics already ID’d him.’.. Trump Jr.’s ‘outing’ of Ciaramella comes one day after Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he was considering releasing the whistleblower’s name, and claimed that he may be involved in Ukraine corruption.”

‘Coup Has Started’: Whistleblower’s Attorney Vowed To ‘Get Rid Of Trump’ In 2017 – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/whistleblowers-attorney-vowed-get-rid-trump-2017 – ” Mark Zaid, the John Podesta, Clinton and Schumer-linked attorney who founded the anti-Trump nonprofit ‘Whistleblower Aid’ in 2017, tweeted ‘It’s very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to.‘.. (from Zaid’s Twitter feed):#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/826255624610729985  …‘ ”

From the Grounds-For-Speculation-and-Further-Research Desk: Henry Makow: “Soul Scalping” Report Matches Secret Majestic Docshttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/11/05/henry-makow-soul-scalping-report-matches-secret-majestic-docs/ – “In their insane desire to have human bodies as their own, Aliens have perfected the ability to take a person’s soul out of their body and put it ‘elsewhere.’ This gives them access to a human body devoid of a soul. The body is a shell, a carcass, and they can take over and possess this body and use it for themselves.  This is termed as “walking-in.” There are two types of walk-ins. Aliens can walk-in and possess a live human body, and/or a dead human, or in this instance, a live human who had their soul removed and then their body was taken over and walked-in by an alien.” – Note: I don’t take any of this at face value. This are, IMO, dangerous to “dig into” without both serious inner development (truth and discernment) work and the capacity to deal with extreme paradoxes.

Russia Considers To Set Up Air Base In Northeast Syria: Reporthttps://southfront.org/russia-considers-to-set-up-air-base-in-northeast-syria-report/ – “The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) maintained control of the Qamishli airport throughout the war, despite existing security threats. The airport was repeatedly targeted by Syrian militants, Jihadist groups and even sometimes threatened by Kurdish forces… The airport, which is located southwest of the border city of Qamishli, has a 3,7 km airstrip, suitable for most Russian cargo planes, and several service facilities… If SOHR’s claim is confirmed, Russia will be able to impose full control of the airspace over northeast Syria from Qamishli airport. This will allow to to project its influence on both US and Turkish operations in the nearby area.”

Burisma Pressured Obama Admin Weeks Before Joe Biden Got Ukrainian Prosecutor Fired – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/burisma-pressured-obama-admin-weeks-joe-biden-got-ukrainian-prosecutor-fired – “During that February 2016 contact, a U.S. representative for Burisma Holdings sought a meeting with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli to discuss ending the corruption allegations against the Ukrainian firm where Hunter Biden worked as a board member, according to memos obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. (I filed that suit this summer with the help of the public interest law firm the Southeastern Legal Foundation.)Just three weeks before Burisma’s overture to State, Ukrainian authorities raided the home of the oligarch who owned the gas firm and employed Hunter Biden…’.. By early 2016 the Ukrainian investigation had advanced enough that then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin authorized a court-ordered seizure of Zlochevsky’s home and other valuables, including a luxury car. That seizure occurred on Feb. 2, 2016,  according to published reports in Ukraine… The same day that the Zlochevsky seizure was announced in Ukraine, Hunter Biden used his Twitter account to start following Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, a longtime national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden who was promoted to the No. 2 job at State under Secretary John Kerry… The Feb. 4, 2016 Twitter notification from Hunter Biden to Blinken was captured by State email servers and turned over to me as part of the FOIA release… The (multiple) emails (between Hunter and Blinken over several months) don’t indicate whether the meeting had to do with Burisma or one of Hunter Biden’s other interests… But they clearly show that Hunter Biden, his business partner and Burisma’s legal team were able to secure contacts inside the State Department, including to one of his father’s most trusted aides, to Secretary Kerry and to the agency’s top energy official… The question now is: Did any of those contacts prompt further action or have anything to do with Joe Biden’s conduct in Ukraine in March 2016 when he forced Shokin’s firing?”

China Is Weaponizing Water And Worsening Droughts Across Asia – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/china-weaponizing-water-and-worsening-droughts-across-asia – “Asia, the world’s driest continent in per capita terms, remains the center of dam construction, with more than half of the 50,000 large dams across the globe. The hyperactivity on dams has only sharpened local and international disputes over the resources of shared rivers and aquifers… Last summer, water levels in continental Southeast Asia’s lifeline, the 4,880-kilometer Mekong River, fell to their lowest in more than 100 years, even though the annual monsoon season stretches from late May to late September. Yet, after completing 11 mega-dams, China is building more upstream dams on the Mekong, which originates on the Tibetan Plateau. Indeed, Beijing is also damming other transnational rivers… China is central to Asia’s water map. Thanks to its annexation of the water-rich Tibetan Plateau and the sprawling Xinjiang province, China is the starting point of rivers that flow to 18 downstream countries. No other country in the world serves as the riverhead for so many countries… By erecting dams, barrages and other water diversion structures in its borderlands, China is creating an extensive upstream infrastructure that arms it with the capacity to weaponize water.”

Rebuilding Syria – without Syria’s oil – by Pepe Escobar – http://thesaker.is/rebuilding-syria-without-syrias-oil/ – ” ‘Events’ seem not to be that incandescent, so far, even as Erdogan, predictably, releases the whiff of a threat in the air: ‘We reserve the right to resume military operation in Syria if terrorists approach at the distance of 30km to Turkey’s borders or continue attacks from any other Syrian area.’.. Erdogan also said the de facto safe zone along the Turkish-Syrian border could be “expanded,” something that he would have to clear in minute detail with Moscow… Those threats have already manifested on the ground. On Wednesday, Turkey and allied Islamist factions launched an attack against Tal Tamr, a historic Assyrian Christian enclave 50km deep inside Syrian territory – far beyond the scope of the 10km patrol zone or the 30km “safe” zone… Poorly-armed Syrian troops pulled out under fierce attack, and with no apparent Russian cover. The Syrian military on the same day issued a public statement calling on the Syrian Democratic Forces to reintegrate under its command. The SDF has said a compromise must be reached first over semi-autonomy for the northeastern region. Thousands of residents in the meantime fled farther south to the more protected city of Hasakeh.”

Brennan’s Spy? New Theories Emerge About Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/brennans-spy-new-theories-emerge-about-trump-ukraine-whistleblower – “…let’s take a deeper look at the whistleblower, reported by investigative reporter Paul Sperry to be Eric Ciaramella (EC)… Sperry reported that ‘federal records show Biden’s office invited Ciaramella to an October 2016 state luncheon the vice president hosted for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Other invited guests included Brennan, as well as then-FBI Director James Comey and then-National Intelligence Director James Clapper.’  (Sperry: Several U.S. officials told RCI that the invitation that was extended to Ciaramella, a relatively low-level GS-13 federal employee, was unusual and signaled he was politically connected inside the Obama White House.) -RedState… And now he won’t testify, while another witness in the case, Alex Vindman (likely Ciaramella’s source), had to be reprimanded by his superior officer for ‘inappropriate and partisan behavior in the military.’.. The emerging image of EC shows him to be a hyper-partisan Democrat, well-connected within the ranks of the deep state, who was possibly spying on the Trump White House for the FBI. As voters see the individual behind the whistleblower complaint which has triggered an impeachment inquiry, they will “have thoughts” about the Democrats… Perhaps we’ll find out more about Ciaramella from John Durham, the prosecutor appointed by Barr to investigate the origins of the “Russiagate” counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign. As Rush Limbaugh puts it, this is a race between impeachment and a Durham indictment.”

Are ‘Green Bonds’ The “But It’s For The Children” Trojan Horse For MMT? (Modern Monetary Theory…) – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/are-green-bonds-its-children-trojan-horse-mmt – “However, as Bloomberg notes, pricing and liquidity are still limiting factors. As green bonds become more mainstream, investors are offered little additional incentive to buy them as they price comparably to non-green debt… ‘As soon as the green-bond market becomes sizable you’ll see central banks investing more in green bonds,’ according to Massimiliano Castelli, head of sovereign strategy at UBS Asset Management… Of course, as most are aware, “green”-bonds are largely a marketing gimmick, and if central banks really do escalate their buying, then you don’t need a crystal ball to forecast that there will be a rise in companies’ “Greenwashing” their issuance – using green labels to spend on not so green things!”

San Jose, CA to become largest US city to ban natural gashttps://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/san-jose-ca-to-become-largest-us-city-to-ban-natural-gas/563219/ – “San Jose, CA Mayor Sam Liccardo and other city council members approved a proposal to prohibit natural gas infrastructure from being installed in many new residential buildings. The measure covers single family homes, accessory dwelling units and low-rise multi-family buildings… The ordinance would require all new multi-family buildings to have 70% electric vehicle (EV) capable parking spaces, at least 20% EV ready spaces and at least 10% EV supply equipment spaces… A final ordinance is expected to be approved in October, going into effect on January 1. The council’s intention is to expand the ban to include more buildings, and it has requested check-ins from city staff over the next several months with recommendations for the expansion, a mayor’s office spokesperson told Smart Cities Dive. They are also examining offsetting the cost of solar and battery storage installations in affordable housing.”

From the War-By-Other-Means Desk: Rioters Attempt To Storm Iranian Consulate, As Anti-Government Protests Continue In Iraq –  https://southfront.org/rioters-attempt-to-storm-iranian-consulate-as-anti-government-protests-continue-in-iraq/ – “Demonstrators reportedly scaled the concrete barriers surrounding the Iranian consulate in the city of Karbala… Security forces fired in the air to disperse the crowd, who threw stones and burned tires around the building on a street corner in Karbala, south of the capital, Baghdad… Mustafa Saadoon, director of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, told Al Jazeera that three protesters were killed during the assault on the Iranian consulate… In his weekly sermon, top Iraqi Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani warned of ‘civil conflict, chaos and destruction’ if the security forces or paramilitary groups crack down on the protests… ‘No person or group, no side with a particular view, no regional or international actor may seize the will of the Iraqi people and impose its will on them,’ he said… His calls came one day after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomenei addressed the situation in Iraq… ‘I seize this opportunity to tell those who care about Iraq … to remedy insecurity as their priority,’ Khamenei said. The supreme leader blamed the United States its allies (Israel) for spreading “insecurity and turmoil” in Iraq and Lebanon… Feisal Istrabadi, a former Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations and director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University, warned the situation could deteriorate… ‘I am very much afraid that is what’s coming next,’ he told Al Jazeera, saying it is ‘nearly impossible’ for the current leaders in Iraq to quell the ongoing protests.”

Israeli Caretaker Government Tries To Annex Further Parts Of West Bank And Jordan Valleyhttps://southfront.org/israeli-caretaker-government-tries-to-annex-further-parts-of-west-bank-and-jordan-valley/ – “The situation is ideal, since the peace process is frozen, but the Parliament can pass legislation, furthermore the Trump administration doesn’t condemn any further annexations by Israeli, it rather even supports them… ‘There is a diplomatic window of opportunity and willingness on the part of the US for this kind of annexation that will not return,’ Shaked said. ‘We cannot afford to hesitate or wait. We must take advantage of this window of opportunity immediately and begin to apply sovereignty over these areas. It is for this reason that the State of Israel cannot be dragged into another election cycle.’ ”

More on a potential Clinton (shudder) run: The Hillary Clinton Resentment Machine – by Dr. Binoy Kampmark – https://southfront.org/the-hillary-clinton-resentment-machine/ – “Only a sadomasochist would consider it a genuine prospect.  A failed presidential candidate, the louse in the locks of the Democratic Party, keen to make yet another vain tilt at the White House.  But in the rogues’ gallery of the defective and disturbed, Hillary Clinton can count herself as pre-eminent, a historical creature who should be preserved as a warning for the party faithful.  But she refuses to lie (and lie) quietly, and has given ventriloquised clues via her husband that she might be readying for a return to competition… The way Clinton disturbs the news bubble is through complaint heavy with spite.  She gazes at the mirror in self-loathing, and claims to spot the faults of others.  (The loathing is understandable to some degree: it was Clinton and her circle who decided, disastrously, to elevate Donald Trump as electable material ahead of rival Bernie Sanders.)  The story she bores her audience with lacks variation: The 2016 loss to Trump could never be put down to her, veteran political figure, establishment doyen.  No, that would be inaccurate for a person with the credentials for office.”

Further thoughts on the potential for a Hillary Democrat nomination: The candidates need to get enough delegates in order to, at a minimum, attain a brokered nomination convention. If Ms. Clinton-Body-Count were to launch a full-bored campaign, it’s certain that she would gather most if not almost all of the “super delegates,” that is to say, the delegates appointed through various channels in the DNC, who are not subject to the primary process. My guess is that Hillary will need to start the process of getting onto primary ballots soon – she can afford not to be in maybe 2 or 3 of the first primaries, but would have to have qualified for being on the ballots of all after that to have a chance for the nomination. I would assume that she (and her team) are at work behind the scenes to make that happen. She will need a synthetic campaign as I doubt she has the health to do press conferences or real campaign rallies – same methods as applied in 2016, only even more tightly controlled. Without a major recession before next November, I don’t think she’ll have a chance – Unless, they have powerful control over the voting system (machines, voting dead people, illegals bussed to multiple venues, etc.).

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My most important post. Ever. Children to Remake the World

The shape of the new Grand Initiative to remake the global economy (after the collapse of “Capitalism”) to continue the extraction of value and resources from the human population and the Earth emerges. – It is based on tropes of Ecology® and Oppression by “Ruling Elites,” though it comes from the “elite” controllers themselves. I think the series of 6 articles linked below puts it all together. This lets us know what we are immediately up against, and what we need to contend with if we’re to save the legacy of human culture (and the planet) through the next century.  –Bruce

The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg – for Consent: The Political Economy of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex [ACT I] – by Cory Morningstar with Forrest Palmer – http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2019/01/17/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-political-economy-of-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/

Also watch this video from James Corbett where I found the link to this fantastic research: Mother Nature Demands Child Sacrifice – #PropagandaWatch – from The Corbett Report (video and comprehensive show notes – 24min): https://www.corbettreport.com/mother-nature-demands-child-sacrifice-propagandawatch/

Further Research: I suspect that the Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg series is styled upon a similar, but more extensive, series written from 2013 to 2017 (by anonymous), McKibben’s Divestment Tour – Brought to You by Wall Street [Part I of an Investigative Report]http://www.theartofannihilation.com/mckibbens-divestment-tour-brought-to-you-by-wall-street/

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Web Research Links for the Week of 2/25/19

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Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc. (MIAMI) – by Wayne Madsen – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/01/military-intervention-and-mercenaries-inc-miami.html – “Some of Latin America’s wealthiest oligarchs have fled, along with their money, to the Miami area. They have been joined, in some cases, by the commanders of genocidal death squads, including Gilberto Jordán of the Guatemalan “Red Berets,” the Kaibiles. Jordán’s military unit specialized in murdering helpless Guatemalan Mayan families, including infants. He found a safe haven in Delray Beach, north of Miami. Although Jordán, a US citizen – thanks to the “good offices” of the CIA – was arrested by US authorities in 2010, he was merely convicted of lying on his US immigration papers and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment… Bolivia’s former Defense Minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, another genocidal murderer of indigenous villagers, lives in a gated community in affluent Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County. He and his fellow Miami exilée, former Bolivian President Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada, were sued in US Court in Fort Lauderdale for $10 million in compensatory claims by family members and survivors of the 2003 “Black October” deaths of 67 indigenous protesters in the village of Sorata. In 2014, a federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, pursuant to the provisions of the Torture Victim Protection Act… Equally notorious in Miami’s “Little Havana” neighborhood of right-wing Cuban exiles were two terrorists, Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, both responsible for the terrorist bombing in October 1976 of Cubana Flight 455, en route from Bridgetown, Barbados to Kingston, Jamaica… It is no surprise that Miami and South Florida, once again, buzzes with activity as Trump’s CIA launches coups in Latin America. While dodgy CIA contractors meet with one another in Miami bars…  …Trump regularly rubs shoulders with Latin American oligarch members of his faux-posh Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago billionaires’ and multi-millionaires’ club. Some of these wealthy members once relied upon some of Latin America’s most notorious mass murderers for security in their native countries.”

Yellow Journalism: Globalist Weapon of Mass Deception – by Anonymous Patriots – https://aim4truth.org/2017/02/19/yellow-journalism-globalist-weapon-of-mass-deception/ – “Where Does News Come From?.. We have all heard the “conspiracy theories” that the entire U. S. media is owned by six companies and those companies are owned by the Rothschild family; however, this is not completely true as we will show you. This “fake news” is actually partially correct, which is the way that yellow journalism delivers propaganda – full of half-truths and sensationalism with bloody red headlines that are eye-catching, but not backed by honest investigative research… It is also said that there are only two news agencies that have a monopoly on U. S. news.  This is basically true.  The Associated Press and Reuters provide 95% of national and international news to the six major U. S. news agencies, which we call the “Media Cartel.” The Rothschilds used to own Reuters and now owns major holdings in the news networks that comprise the collective that share in the ownership of the Associated Press… We may have also heard that the media cartel (all six major media corporations) are only allowed to “read aloud” the scrubbed-clean news provided by the A. P. and Reuters. This is true, but with one additional truth. All news first goes through the National Security Agency for screening and approval. The NSA wipes clean any news that might “potentially” effect “National Security,” including any policies of the administration. Did you know that Reuters, the AP, and the FCC/NSA New York City offices all share the same fiber optic hub that goes through the NSA’s PRISM screening before Reuters and the AP are “allowed” to see the news?”

WATCH Bolton on CNN: Trump Would Like ‘Broad’ Coalition to Replace Maduro – Tapper asked Bolton, ‘Do you not see U.S. support for other dictators around the world undermining the credibility of your argument?’ To which Bolton replied, ‘No, I don’t think it does’ – https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/bolton-on-cnn-trump-would-like-broad-coalition-to-replace-maduro-1.6983723Comment: Maybe they can call it the “Coalition of the Willing Enough”?

President Putin’s Address to Federal Assembly 2019 (1hr 28min) – Turn on Closed Captions, English. Do you want to know what’s going on in Russian now? Can you suspend a prejudice that Russian actions are all coordinated with the “Deep State?”

https://youtu.be/OYtXC6zusqk

Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State – by Danny O’Brien – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/massive-database-leak-gives-us-a-window-into-chinas-digital-surveillance-state.html – “The prevailing evidence of mass detention centers and newly-erected surveillance systems shows that China has been pouring billions of dollars into physical and digital means of pervasive surveillance in Xinjiang and other regions. But it’s often unclear to what extent these projects operate as real, functional high-tech surveillance, and how much they are primarily intended as a sort of “security theater”: a public display of oppression and control to intimidate and silence dissent… Now, this security leak shows just how extensively China is tracking its Xinjiang residents: how parts of that system work, and what parts don’t. It demonstrates that the surveillance is real, even as it raises questions about the competence of its operators.”

CBS “60 Minutes” Asks If The FDA Ignited The Opioid Crisis. Big Pharma Exec Says Yes. – by B.N. Frank – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/cbs-60-minutes-asks-if-the-fda-ignited-the-opioid-crisis-big-pharma-exec-says-yes.html – “There were secret meetings between Purdue Pharma and the FDA starting in 2001… ‘…at those secret meetings the FDA bowed to Purdue Pharma’s demands to ignore the lack of scientific data, and changed the label to, “around the clock…for an extended period of time.’.. Ed Thompson: ‘I can’t think of anything more harmful taking place that took place then. It opened the floodgates. It was the decision of no return for the FDA.’.. 60 Minutes also interviewed former FDA commissioner David Kessler. He’s been retained by cities and counties suing Big Pharma for the Opioid Crisis… Dr. David Kessler: ‘There are no studies on the safety or efficacy of opioids for long-term use.’ ”

From the Times of Israel: French city’s rabbi says half of his congregants have left over anti-Semitism – Nissim Sultan of Grenoble says abuse getting worse over last 15 years, with many deciding to emigrate; 20,000 French Jews have moved to Israel since 2014 – https://www.timesofisrael.com/french-citys-rabbi-says-half-of-his-congregants-have-left-over-anti-semitism/ – “French city’s rabbi says half of his congregants have left over anti-Semitism… ‘Our country, and for that matter all of Europe and most Western democracies, seems to be facing a resurgence of anti-Semitism unseen since World War II,’ he added… His comments come after a cemetery in the Alsace region, near Germany, was vandalized with 96 Jewish tombstones  daubed with swastikas.

French President Emmanuel Macron looks at a grave vandalized with a swastika during a visit at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, on February 19, 2019, on the day of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. (Frederick Florin/Pool/AFP)

Macron and his government have linked the appearance of swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on artworks, shopfronts and headstones to far-right and far-left elements within the “yellow vest” protest movement… In recent days, the word “Juden” was spray-painted on the window of a Paris bagel bakery and swastikas were daubed on postbox portraits of late French Holocaust survivor and women’s rights icon Simone Veil… The number of anti-Jewish crimes rose 74 percent last year.”

From the Grounds-For-Speculation-And-Further-Research Desk: Can YouTube Solve Its Serious Climate Science Denial Problem? – by Graham Readfearn – https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/02/24/youtube-video-serious-climate-science-denial-problem – “When I viewed YouTube without signing in, almost all the videos suggested by the algorithm would sit firmly in the climate science denial folder. There’s so much of this material on YouTube that it’s not hard to find once the algorithm opens the door… There’s a Nobel Laureate who apparently “Smashes the Global Warming Hoax” — just don’t mention the 76 other laureates asking for ‘rapid progress towards lowering current and future greenhouse gas emissions.’.. Then there are two other videos, both titled “The Truth About Global Warming,” and both delivering the opposite to what its title claims… Before you know it, you’re in a world of “climate cults,” “global warming hysteria,” and claims of failed predictions and Al Gore getting “slammed.”.. For an unsuspecting viewer, watching just one video can lead you quickly into an alternate universe where facts, physics, and real-world experiences are replaced by conspiracies, cherry-picking, and fossil fuel–backed propaganda.” (emphasis added)

Globalist Plan for Human Control – by Sartre – https://www.shiftfrequency.com/globalist-plan-for-human-control/ – “Recognizing that there is and has been a century’s long shrouded plan to mastermind a worldwide Weltanschauung that puts a diabolical elite mastery over the billions of human beings, which make up the vast hordes of divinely created life on this planet, is a taboo topic in most cultures… The entire system of socially manufactured perception is a plot to keep people in line and docile. Mass societal pressure is dumped on anyone, who dares to put forth a confederacy organism of global rule explanation for understanding political, social and economic affairs. Keeping the enigma program for extending a cruel and deadly supremacy over mankind cannot be kept secret any longer.”

Linked from the above article: The Two Jewish-led Globalist Camps… In Competition For Global Control – by James L. Miller, PhD – http://immigration-globalization.blogspot.com/2011/10/two-globalist-camps-in-competition-for.html – “There are two distinct ideological globalist camps, both led by Jews — each camp competes with the other for global control: 1) THE LIBERAL CAMP; 2) THE NEOCON CAMP (often calling themselves “conservatives” … although they actually aren’t conserving anything… they’re not conserving American jobs, they’re not conserving the demographic/racial makeup of America, they’re not conserving American culture and religion, etc)… First off, it is critical to understand that each ideological camp was created, developed, and fine-tuned by Jewish intellectuals. Without Jewish intellectuals, there wouldn’t be a radical liberal school of thought (Communism, Socialism, Trotskyism, and all their supporting submovements/ideas such as feminism, gay rights, political correctness, etc.). Similarly, without Jewish intellectuals, there wouldn’t be a Neocon school of thought.” – Comment: It is crucial to have an open mind and to weigh all the availble evidence before beginning to imagine one knows what is true regarding “The Jewish Question” (JQ). If you trust “scriptures,” the nature of what happened with the creation of the Jews goes back to ancient Sumer and a man called Abraham, who was chosen for some particular role by a “deity” whose name is never supposed to be pronounced, but is written without vowels in Hebrew as the letters Yod He Vod He (YHVH). The truth of this is inscrutable, but is insisted upon by the secret, hierarchical, and exclusive rabbinic culture that still controls “orthodox” Jewish society. Many analysts assert various theories about occult control of “elite” Jewish organizations. It is claimed that there is an esoteric hierachy behind the ongoing Rabbinic association named the Sanhedrin, which the very dicey Christian “Gospel” says were responsible for the condemnation of the enigmatic Yeshua to “the cross.” – It should be obvious that the vast majority of Jews in the world have never had anything to do with the policies directed by the top levels of Jewish hierarchy. But something about the nature of Jewish Identity, for those who accept it at deep psychological levels, seems to have made it possible for this cohesive “tribal” culture to have penetrated the upper levels of almost every powerful organization on Earth: Governments, Secret Societies, Courts, Corporations (including, importantly, Banks), Media (of course!), Religions, Universities, and so forth. As Lenin is quoted as saying: “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” Many spiritual psychologists have stated that one of the primary drives of the (non-existent) ego is for control. Anyone identified with being a separate self, a powerful psychological addiction driven by the illusion that “I” am a character unshakably associated with “my” physical body, is bound to certain very unskillful obsessions to attain an obviously impossible goal of permanence and primacy of power (to become “godlike”). So, I would argue that the end goal for whatever the hidden power behind the posited Jewish Secret Council actually is, its ultimate goal is for unified command and control of “everything that it surveys,” and that it is doing this using this literally insane identification with “chosenness” because of its psychological power to attain results, or as is often said, “Facts On The Ground.”

The Real Reason Why Globalists Are So Obsessed With Artificial Intelligence – by Brandon Smith – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/the-real-reason-why-globalists-are-so-obsessed-with-artificial-intelligence.html – “It is nearly impossible to traverse web news or popular media today without being assaulted by vast amounts of propaganda on Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is perhaps the fad to end all fads as it supposedly encompasses almost every aspect of human existence, from economics and security to philosophy and art. According to mainstream claims, AI can do almost everything and do it better than any human being. And, the things AI can’t do, it WILL be able to do eventually… Whenever the establishment attempts to saturate the media with a particular narrative, it is usually with the intent to manipulate public perception in a way that produces self fulfilling prophecy. In other words, they hope to shape reality by telling a particular lie so often it becomes accepted by the masses over time as fact. They do this with the idea of globalism as inevitable, with the junk science of climate change as “undeniable” and they do it with AI as a technological necessity… The globalists have long held AI as a kind of holy grail in centralization technology. The United Nations has adopted numerous positions and even summits on the issue, including the “AI For Good” summit in Geneva. The UN insinuates that it’s primary interest in AI is in regulation or observation of how it is exploited, but the UN also has clear goals to use AI to its advantage. The use of AI as a means to monitor mass data to better institute “sustainable development” is written clearly in the UN’s agenda.

Maduro 1: Abrams 0: But This Match Is Far from Over… – by The Saker – http://www.unz.com/tsaker/maduro-1-abrams-0-but-this-match-is-far-from-over/ – “Outside Venezuela this first confrontation has also been a defeat for the Empire. Not only did most countries worldwide not recognize the AngloZionist puppet, but the level of protest and opposition to what appeared to be the preparations for a possible invasion (or, at least, a military operation of some kind) was remarkably high. While the legacy corporate Ziomedia did what it always does (that is whatever the Empire wants it to do), the Internet and the blogosphere were overwhelmingly opposed to a direct US intervention. This situation also created a great deal of internal political tensions in various Latin American countries whose public opinion remains strongly opposed to any form of US imperial control over Latin America… The main problem is that the Neocons cannot accept defeat and that they are likely to do what they always do, double down and make a bad situation even worse. The head of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has warned that the US has deployed special forces in Colombia and Puerto Rico in preparation for a possible invasion. Uncharacteristically, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs made intelligence information public, which described in some detail what kind of plans the Empire and its allies had, even before this past week-end’s confrontation. See for yourself: https://youtu.be/UhwjgqH4c04 (5 min) ” (emphasis added)

Venezuela Orders PDVSA Offices Relocate To Moscow; Putin Affirms Support To “Friend” Madurohttps://southfront.org/venezuela-orders-pdvsa-offices-relocate-to-moscow-putin-affirms-support-to-friend-maduro/ – “The Venezuelan vice president said, ‘This is done in line with our plans to expand technical cooperation in the oil production area with Rosneft, with Gazprom. The moment now is the most suitable to do so. We are changing the format of our relations.” And she added, “It’s the perfect time, as we are reshaping our relations.’.. As part of the press briefing, Russian FM Lavrov conveyed President Putin’s words of support and solidarity to his “friend” President Maduro in a further clear sign that Moscow has dedicated itself to helping Venezuela’s state oil company weather the storm of US economic war and sanctions… Lavrov explained in the press conference, ‘Russia will further help the Venezuelan government to solve social and economic problems, which includes lending support via legitimate humanitarian aid.’.. This after what’s been widely acknowledged as failed US-led coup efforts over the past weeks in support of opposition leader Juan Gaido, who has tried to rally support for greater external “pro-democracy” intervention against the Caracas government.”

Damascus Is Sending Convoys To Evacuate Al-Rukban Camp Near Al-Tanaf Base –  https://southfront.org/damascus-to-send-convoy-to-evacuate-al-rukban-camp-near-al-tanaf-base/ –  ‘Last month, Russia and the Damascus government established two humanitarian corridors to help the civilians who want to leave the al-Rukban camp. However, the US-led coalition and its proxies prevented any civilians from leaving the camp… The US-led coalition has been ignoring the suffering of civilians in al-Rukban for months now, and it is still unclear yet if it is going to allow the government convoys to evacuate them this time.”

US-Proclaimed ‘Venezuelan President’ Announces Another Humanitarian Aid Provocationhttps://southfront.org/us-proclaimed-venezuelan-president-announces-another-humanitarian-aid-provocation/ – ” ‘We drafted an alternative draft resolution, the aim of which is not to incite political intrigues and regime change but rather to genuinely help the Venezuelan people in efforts to normalize the situation in the country,’ said Russian Ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia… ‘The draft submitted by the US delegation was written for regime change disguised as care for people. We’ve seen all of this already vis a vis Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan,’ he said… Nebenzia also claimed that the Russian draft resolution had not been taken seriously by the council. ‘Yesterday we convened expert-level consultations on our text, we listened to the views of members of the Security Council including the US representative. We heard not a single specific comment on our draft. Western experts said that they would not work on our text and US colleagues immediately tabled their draft for the vote. Where’s diplomacy here? Where’s a quest for compromise?’ he said.”

Vladislav Surkov’s Hugely Important New Article About What Putinism Is – Full Translation – https://russia-insider.com/en/vladislav-surkovs-hugely-important-new-article-about-what-putinism-full-translation/ri26259 – “Surkov is no longer in the limelight, but he occasionally hurls down these rhetorical thunderbolts. What he says is always interesting and sometimes profound, and we think this essay is very much the latter. It argues that the system which has evolved in Russia over the last 18 years is extremely durable, and could well last for centuries, and that it is more honest and works far better than the clown show in the West… Well, judge for yourself. The translation here is brilliant, because it was done by regular contributor Dmitry Orlov, who if you haven’t read, you should. One doesn’t often see translations of this calibre, because the people capable of doing them don’t tend to be translators.”

Here’s why US-North Korea talks will continue to fail – by Darius Shahtahmasebi – https://www.rt.com/op-ed/452698-korea-trump-talks-fail/ – “It pays to remind ourselves that if we are going to hold North Korea to these ridiculous standards, that it has in fact conducted no nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests since 2017. The US, on the other hand, is still assisting Israel in its destruction of Gaza, is still assisting Saudi Arabia in its destruction of Yemen, is still bombing the rest of the Middle East into oblivion and is currently threatening war against Venezuela, Iran, all the while reigniting a new and revamped Cold War with Russia and China, just to name a few… Even as I type, two supposed US allies who do have known and ready nuclear weapons appear to be throwing stones at each other, yet denuclearization seems to be nowhere to be found in media discourse when we examine the history of the ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan.”

Big Pharma to Use Public Schools As Biochemical Mind Control Agents for Students – by Dave Hodges – https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/big-pharma-to-use-public-schools-as-biochemical-mind-control-agents-for-students/ – “Previously, there was an ongoing battle for the psychological health and welfare of America’s children and eventually all Americans, under the New Freedoms Commission (NFC), had as it is the eventual intent to screen and treat, with mind numbing drug, all Americans for mental illness by using criteria designed to elicit false positives. The relatively new mind control programs have commenced with the intent of compelling the mental health testing of all 52 million school children and the 6.5 million adults who walk through doors of every school in America on any given weekday. Acting under the authority of the NFC, all 50 states are mandated to implement compulsory mental health screening. The screening exams were to be administered in kindergarten, fourth and ninth grade. The screening program required no parental notification and carries the force of law… In April of 2002, by Executive Order, President George W. Bush convened a 22 member panel which sought to identify policies that could be implemented by all levels of government which would promote successful mental health treatment for all children and adults… In July of 2003, the NFC formally recommended that schools were in the best position to commence the screening of all Americans beginning with America’s students and school employees. The NFC implemented their recommendations, in November of 2004, with a $20 million dollar appropriation.” – Comment: The “New Freedoms Commission”: How Orwellian does it get?

IN Senate Bill 266 Gives State/School Parental Power Over Students’ Mental Health from Birth to Age 22 – by Jeannie Georges – http://www.theofficialvipnews.com/google2badecc5bb02684b.html/2019/02/16/9290/ – “The state should never be in control to identify, assess or assist emotional or mental health issues. But, SB 266 is one line after another of state-run objectionable practices… Here are a few:  ● There will be routine examinations for mental health; ● The state will assess, measure, track and report everyone’s state of mind; ●  Taxpayers will be paying the high cost of prevention and treatment of mental health for all; ●  Other entities will be profiting on the collection of every piece of data that can be gleaned; ● The school based mental health services will be integrated into everything – every subject; ●  It is experimental; ●  It calls for improvement in communication between agencies – meaning the data will be distributed without regard for privacy. (Court orders and warrants won’t be needed.); ●  It brings in neuroscience; ●  Substance abuse is changed to a mental diagnosis because it is called substance use disorder… How many will be classified with mental or behavioral disorders? Do you know anyone with phone, gaming, or social media addiction? Know anyone who drinks, smokes, visits alternative web sites? How much is too much and how much is a ”use disorder”?.. There is this caveat. A great pupil privacy protection section was part of this bill when it passed through the education committee. Well, except it did not include public schools! It has already been removed from this bill and it is debated whether it could be enforced even if it could be amended back into the bill.” – Comment: This “treatment” is mandatory for all children between birth and age 22. How much could that end up costing? – In dollars, of course.

U.S. Forces Transported 50 Tons Of Gold From Syria: Reportshttps://southfront.org/u-s-transported-50-tons-of-gold-from-syria-report/ – “The US military is reportedly transferring tons of gold from ISIS-held areas in Syria to the US… According to a source contacted by Kurdish Bas News Agency, US forces transferred about 50 tons of gold from areas seized from ISIS in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. The report says that a part of the remaining gold was shared with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). According to the report, the gold was transported from the US military base in Ayn al-Arab (Kobani)… 40 tons of gold stolen by ISIS terrorists from Iraq’s Mosul was also taken by US forces, reports say… Local sources told the Syrian state-run SANA news agency claimed that the troops relocated large boxes containing ISIS gold treasure from al-Dashisheh region in southern Hasakah.” – Comment: Value of one metric ton of gold at today’s price: $42,306,108.00 – Value of 50 metric tons: $2,115,305,400 – That’s $2.115 Billion

From the It-Just-Gets-Better Desk: Scientists Want Orwellian A.I. Sentient Smart Assistants To Snitch On Owners And Discuss Contacting Police – by Aaron Kesel – https://www.activistpost.com/2019/02/scientists-orwellian-a-i-sentient-smart-assistants-snitch-owners-discuss-whether-they-should-call-police.html – “Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law… Scientists at the University of Bergen, Norway proposed the incredibly Orwellian idea of inserting morals into A.I. code at the ACM conference in Hawaii on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society, Dailymail reported… Yes, you read that right, scientists want to make that little hunk of metal of invasive technology even more invasive.”

China Infiltrating U.S. Education System in Propaganda Coup – Report: From kindergarten to college, Chinese government programs indoctrinate youth – by Adam Kredo – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-infiltrating-u-s-education-system-in-propaganda-coup/ – “The wide-ranging report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has found that China has spent nearly $200 million on educational entities known as Confucius Institutes. These programs have been instated in U.S. schools across the country with the mission of indoctrinating students and painting a sympathetic portrait of the Chinese Communist government, according to the report… The institutes are shrouded in mystery and have been the cause of much consternation on Capitol Hill and elsewhere as information about their reach and power in the United States becomes clearer… While the programs appear on their surface to be mundane—mainly focusing on language and cultural issues—the Senate committee found that these institutes constitute a threat to the United States. The Chinese government, the committee found, “is attempting to change the impression in the United States and around the world that China is an economic and security threat.” – Comment: IMO, this article begs the question of just what is propaganda here.

‘Sometimes you have to walk’: Trump leaves summit empty-handed at tough point in presidency – by Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker – https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sometimes-you-have-to-walk-trump-leaves-summit-empty-handed-at-tough-point-in-presidency/2019/02/28/b7aafd9c-3b46-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html

Remarks by Vice President Pence to the Lima Group | Bogota, Colombiahttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-vice-president-pence-lima-group-bogota-colombia/Comment: Perhaps someone can explain to me why, if the intention is for the U.S. Corp to make-up-and-play-nice with Venezuela, that we’re seeing nothing but actual lies, belicosity, and military preparations for what could be an invasion coming out of DC, the Lima Group, the European “Partners,” etc.? If the intention is to seek detente, aren’t actions that are unethical and threatening a tainted methodology for attaining a positive working relationship?

Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change – by Ryan Saavedra – https://www.dailywire.com/news/43880/ocasio-cortez-people-maybe-shouldnt-reproduce-due-ryan-saavedra – ” ‘Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,’ Ocasio-Cortez said while chopping up food in her kitchen during an Instagram live video. ‘And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, “Is it okay to still have children?” ‘ ”

Massive Windstorm Spawns “ICE TSUNAMI” On Lake Erie – by Mac Slavo – http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/massive-windstorm-spawns-ice-tsunami-on-lake-erie_02252019 – ” Chunks of ice stacked up along the Niagara River Parkway along the lake forced the roadway to be closed in some sections after the ice tsunami hit. Ice mounds between 25 and 30 feet high could be seen in photos approaching people’s homes. Twitter users shared their accounts of what this ice tsunami looked like, and it is eerie.”

Do Russia and China Know Enough Econ 101 to Escape the Upcoming Paper Money Apocalypse of the West? – They’ve shown some affinity for gold, but they’ve stopped short of instituting it as currency – by Alasdair Macleod – https://russia-insider.com/en/do-russia-and-china-know-enough-econ-101-escape-upcoming-paper-money-apocalypse-west/ri26384 – “This article makes the obvious point that  a return to a gold standard is the only way nations can contain the interest cost of servicing debt, given the alternative is inflationist policies that can only lead to far higher interest rates and currency destruction. The topic is timely, given the self-harm of American economic and geopolitical policies, which are already leading America into a cyclical slump. Meanwhile, American fears of Asian domination of global economic, monetary and political outcomes have come true. The upcoming credit crisis is likely to kill off the welfare state model in the West by destroying their unbacked paper currencies, while China, Russia and their Asian allies have the means to prosper.”

Fake science: The White House reportedly wants a new dodgy panel of scientists to challenge the government’s climate change findings – by Cody Fenwick – https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/fake-science-the-white-house-reportedly-wants-a-new-dodgy-panel-of-scientists-to-challenge-the-governments-climate-change-findings/ – “The White House intends to create a new panel of scientists with the intention of attacking the scientific consensus, both within and outside the federal government, that climate change poses a clear and severe threat to the world, a new report from Washington Post revealed Sunday… According to the report, officials in the National Security Council want to arrange the group so that it would be outside the normal scrutiny such advisory panels typically require.  When formal advisory committees are usually set up, they are subject to stringent regulations that require public meetings, accommodation of records requests, and membership standards… Apparently, the White House doesn’t want the public to have clear insight into a committee designed to spread propaganda and disinformation about clearly established science.” Comment: I urge people to put on their thinking caps and consider what may be behind both the concept of “Fake Science,” and what seems to me is a hit-piece from Alternet (and the Anti-Trump Washington Post – Alternet does not link to the article they mention in the Post).

The Crisis of Science (32 min) – by James Corbett

Mr Bolton’s Long Game Against Iran – Pakistan Becomes Saudi Arabia’s New Client State – by Alastair Crooke – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/25/bolton-long-game-against-iran-pakistan-becomes-saudi-arabia-new-client-state.html – “So, what do we see? Until just recently, Pakistan was ‘on the ropes’ economically. It seemed that it would have to resort to the IMF (yet again), and that it was clear that the proximate IMF experience – if approved – would be extremely painful (Secretary Pompeo, in mid-last year, was saying that the US probably would not support an IMF programme, as some of the IMF grant might be used to repay earlier Chinese loans to Pakistan). The US too had punished Pakistan by severely cutting US financial assistance to the Pakistani military for combatting terrorism. Pakistan, in short, was sliding inevitably towards debt default – with only the Chinese as a possible saviour… And then, unexpectedly, up pops ‘goldilocks’ in the shape of a visiting MbS, promising a $20 billion investment plan as “first phase” of a profound programme to resuscitate the Pakistani economy. And that is on top of a $3 billion cash bailout, and another $3 billion deferred payment facility for supply of Saudi oil. Fairy godmothers don’t come much better than that. And this benevolence comes in the wake of the $6.2 billion, promised last month, by UAE, to address Pakistan’s balance of payments difficulties… The US wants something badly – It wants Pakistan urgently to deliver a Taliban ‘peace agreement’ in Afghanistan with the US which allows for US troops to be permanently based there (something that the Taliban not only has consistently refused, but rather, has always put the withdrawal of foreign forces as its top priority)… …During the Afghan war of the 1980s and later, Afghanistan always was the path for Islamic fundamentalism to reach up into Central Asia. In other words, America’s anxiety to achieve a permanent presence in Afghanistan – plus the arrival of militants from Syria – may somehow link to suggest a second motive to US thinking: the potential to curb Russia and China’s evolution of a Central Asian trading sphere and supply corridor… Putting this all together, what does this mean? Well, firstly, Mr Bolton was arguing for a US military ‘hub’ in Iraq – to put pressure on Iran – as early as 2003. Now, he has it. US Special Forces, (mostly) withdrawn from Syria, are deploying into this new Iraq military ‘hub’ in order, Trump said, to “watch Iran”. (Trump rather inadvertently ‘let the cat out of the bag’ with that comment).” – Comment: This is a long, complex, and brilliantly written article by Crooke. He presents a case that recent and recently announced payments of some 30+ Billion Dollars to Pakistan by the UAE and Saudi Arabia are, essentially, plausibly deniable U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan to further implement major U.S. military operations in Afghanistan – As part of a very long term strategy of undermining the stability of Chinese, Russian and Iranian cooperation and stabilization of Central Asia. This is the kind of nuanced and documented research that I would hope to see the Panterra Global Media Alliance support, if we hope to enroll a significant following of people who are working to create a new paradigm of human organization and action on this planet.

24 Cognitive Biases That Are Warping Your Perception of Reality – by Jeff Desjardins – https://www.visualcapitalist.com/24-cognitive-biases-warping-reality/ – “We are each entitled to our own personal world view… Unfortunately, when it comes to interpreting information and making objective sense of reality, human brains are hard-wired to make all kinds of mental mistakes that can impact our ability to make rational judgments… In total, there are 180+ cognitive biases that mess with how we process data, think critically, and perceive reality.”

India Orders ‘staggering’ Eviction Of 1 Million Indigenous People To Save Wildlife – by Niha Masih – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/02/22/india-orders-staggering-eviction-million-indigenous-people-some-environmentalists-are-cheering/ – “India’s Supreme Court has ordered its government to evict a million people from their homes — for the good of the country’s wildlife… The ruling, issued Wednesday, was a startling conclusion to a decade-long case that has pitted the rights of some of India’s most vulnerable citizens against the preservation of its forests… The court told the government to evict over a million people — mostly members of indigenous tribes — from their homes in public forest land because they had not met the legal criterion to live there… With more than 700 tribal groups, India is home to over 100 million indigenous people. While the forest land is legally controlled by the government, people have lived in such areas for centuries.”

New US anti-Semitism envoy employs lessons learned from Iraq to fight ‘scourge’ – Elan Carr, attorney and ex-head of a US army anti-terrorism team, says he was chosen by philo-Semite Trump because his career has been about ‘fighting evil and keeping people safe’ – by Amanda Borschel-Dan and David Horovitz –  https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-us-anti-semitism-envoy-employs-lessons-learned-from-iraq-to-fight-scourge/ – “As the United States experiences a surge in reported anti-Semitic incidents (Note: There is much evidence that this is not true), the newly appointed Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr told The Times of Israel that the Jewish community and Israel “couldn’t have a better friend in the White House” than President Donald Trump… Carr was appointed on February 5 to a statutory role that had been left vacant since the Trump administration entered the White House in January 2017. An attorney and former head of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, Carr is known for his work in prosecuting gang violence in Los Angeles and leading an anti-terrorism team in Iraq in 2003.” (emphasis added)

States Move to Mandate Deadly HPV Gardasil Vaccine for Children – by Brian Shilhavy – http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/states-move-to-mandate-deadly-hpv-gardasil-vaccine-for-children/ – “Here are the states currently considering new legislation to mandate the Gardasil vaccine against parental choice. (Note: Merck’s Gardasil vaccine is the only HPV vaccine currently licensed in the U.S. So when you read “HPV Vaccine,” that currently means Gardasil.)… ● ConnecticutSB 858 – Allows for administration of HPV and Hepatitis B Vaccines to minors without parental consentPublic Hearing 02/25/19. ● FloridaHB 245/SB 356 – Mandates HPV Vaccine for children as a requirement for school attendance. e. ● IllinoisSB 1659 – Mandates HPV Vaccines for 6th grade students. ●MassachusettsSD 1520 – Mandates HPV Vaccine for school children. ● New JerseyA1847 – Mandates HPV Vaccines for students in grades six through 12. ● New York: (2 bills) A973/S3899 – Allows health care practitioners to administer HPV/Hep B Vaccines to minors without parental consent. And S298 – Mandate the HPV Vaccine to the current list of vaccines required for children… To keep up-to-date on these bills and other bills taking away parental rights to vaccines in each state, sign up for the National Vaccine Information Center portal.

“Forced Vaccination” is a Crime Against Humanity…  – There Is NO Difference Between “Forced Vaccination” Programs And What The NAZI Doctor’s Did In The WWII Death Camps…- by Ralph Fucetola JD – https://bolenreport.com/forced-vaccination-is-a-crime-against-humanity/ – Across the United States legislators are demanding “tougher laws” forcing families to vaccinate, or lose public benefits. That these same legislators are beneficiaries of significant drug company political payments is not surprising… These new efforts are triggered by a small up-tick in the few cases of measles. More children die from the “unavoidably unsafe” measles vaccine than from the disease itself… When Congress abrogated our right to petition the federal and state courts for vaccine injuries in 1986 the promise was that vaccines would become safer and that the federal government would report to Congress annually about progress. No such reports have been submitted while families have suffered thousands of dead and maimed children as the legacy of US vaccination policy… The horrors of vaccine pseudo-science could, perhaps, have been tolerated, since families could have, in the past, always opt out of vaccination for religious or philosophical reasons. Where there is risk, there must be choice. However, that promise of “Informed Consent” is now under concerted attack in state after state.”

Another somber milestone for Afghanistan: 2018 saw record-high civilians killed in decade – UN report – https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1033441 – “With over 3,800 civilian women, children and men killed in just one year, Afghanistan has hit yet another “deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable” record, according to a new report issued on Sunday by the UN political mission in the country (UNAMA) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR).” – Comment: SO unacceptable.

Guaido: ‘We Must Have All Options’ to Free Venezuelahttps://www.voanews.com/a/civilians-dead-in-venezuelan-violence/4801426.html – “At least four civilians were killed Saturday as Venezuelan security forces clashed with demonstrators at the border with Brazil over deliveries of humanitarian aid… ‘Today’s events force me to make a decision to formally propose to the international community that we must have all options open to secure the freedom our country(i.e. Please invade us with your militaries), Venezuelan opposition leader and interim-president Juan Guaido wrote on Twitter late Saturday… Also late Saturday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to meet with Guaido Monday in Bogota. Pence is scheduled to address the Lima Group of regional leaders in Colombia Monday and will meet with Guaido while he is there… Pence could announce new sanctions at the Lima Group meeting, adding to sanctions on PDVSA (i.e. theft of Venezuelan property in the interest of enriching the U.S. Imperium), the state-owned oil company… Foro Penal [Criminal Forum], a group that tracks violence in Venezuela, reported the four deaths Saturday. It said they took place in Santa Elena de Uairen near the border with Brazil. It said the victims were shot by pro-government militia members (there is no factual reporting of these events – If the events that started the “Syrian Revolution” in 2011 are any guide, it is more likely anyone killed was shot by U.S. mercenaries, like the military aged men throwing rocks on the Columbian border.)… At one border point (on the Columbian border), aid trucks caught fire (video shows they were torched with molotov cocktails by some of the young men throwing rocks), leading the crowd to rush to save the boxes of food and medical supplies (the propaganda media said the fires were started by Venezuelan security)… Late Saturday U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that a Venezuelan lawmaker (Freddy Superlano, an associate of Juan Guaido) and his assistant had been poisoned. The assistant (Carlos Salinas, the cousin of Superlano) is dead, according to Rubio’s post and the lawmaker is in “serious condition.” (emphasis added)Comment: This article is from the Official State Propaganda Service. What is the possibility that Carlos Salinas was “inconvenient” in some way to the Guaido coup faction, and was the real target of the poisoning? The Maduro govermment, like the Assad government who were accused of attacking Syrians with gas when their army was on the verge of military successes, has no benefit from using murder against the opposition. Juan Guaido, until he left for Columbia, was not only not arrested – or poisoned – but was allowed to lead demonstrations against the legitimate government and to speak to the foreign press. Imagine if a low-level politician in the U.S. had declared himself President and called for Trump to step down – what would have happened to him? Guantanamo?

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On the Implications of No Enemies, by Adi Da Samraj

I think it’s adequately clear that the system(s) of asset control worldwide are based on distraint and fraud going back centuries. Unless humanity are to remain slaves in whatever “new system” arises following whatever “reset” is to come, there will have to be full disclosure, forensic analysis, education of everyone to the extent of their capacities, and rigorous reparations through which all are made whole. Organization such as what Adi Da described in the No Enemies document is, in my opinion, essential to anything on this scale. But populations where real change arises will 1) need to stop tolerating rule by unethical people, and 2) come to understand the work necessary to come to grips with the apparent truths that were made available through spiritual teachers going back at least 3,000 years, and that are now being made plain by the scientific discoveries principally including quantum physics.

 

It is, IMO, not skillful (i.e. consigning one to continuing unsatisfactoriness and suffering) to take refuge in ideas such as “I’m not capable of realizing the truth and implications of the fact that whatever I am is not, and cannot be, separate in any way from that which I observe, because “I” am (too damaged or conditioned in some way by circumstances of which I am a victim, or whatever permutation of that which one may be attached to). We are now essentially in the position of being called to directly understand, on constantly deeper levels, exactly what we are, and how we collectively bring our world into manifestation. Here is a paragraph from No Enemies:

 

“In one of the Upanishads, it is said that wherever there is an “other”, fear arises.2  As soon as “difference” is presumed, as soon as separateness is presumed, as soon as an opponent is presumed, there is fear—or the disposition of separativeness, of self-protectiveness, of self-division. The non-presumption of an “other” is the essential principle that will liberate humankind. Wherever no “other” is presumed, Truth awakens.”

 

As Adyashanti has said, “Consciousness is self-liberating.” There is a natural path toward full awakening to what has been called our inner nature or natural state, which is simply being present with what is, without taking refuge in ego identification. Identification is a natural, completely understandable tendency to hold onto a story of “what happened to me and what I am because of that,” a story which can be easily seen to be incomplete, fragmentary, and colored by the filters of our conditioning. It is simply not skillful to take refuge in that mindset. All that is ultimately required is to see what we’re doing and observe how we feel as we do it. Then releasing it happens, just like we don’t think about what to do when we put our hand on a hot burner on the stove.

 

We will not, I’m sure, get out of the current situation in the world where we’re being herded into a constant proliferation of myriad separate group identities and accelerating “otherness,” without direct realization that we are all part of one living phenomenon. While we must obviously honor others’ individuality and personal space (this is part of ethical behavior), we drive the situation into greater degradation the instant that we see anyone as a threat outside of us and start to create strategies to take power over them.

 

There are obviously many people in the world now living in delusion. This clearly includes the unethical rulers mentioned above. We can, however, come together in versions of what Adi Da called a “Cooperative Forum.” In No Enemies he calls it “Global,” but at the moment that seems wildly out of reach. But any group that works together with an understanding of what Adi Da calls “prior unity,” or what I would argue is our clearly observable innate non-separation, can begin to make a real shift in human affairs that is not part of some kind of dialectical motion that is doomed to ongoing cycles of conflict.

 

Our “Shadowy Overlords” don’t behave as they do out of any great skills or strategic brilliance. If they had real wisdom, they would observe that acting unethically or attacking the well-being of people or living systems innately feels bad. Dealing with their depredations without feeding the warfare they bring will involve understanding how they are stuck in misperception and suffering. Bringing the “Matrix System” to an end, or removing what is an obstacle to the freedom of life itself to grow and unfold in strength, beauty and wisdom, is not a victory over an enemy. It is an act of compassion for everyone involved in the apparent drama that we have been born into.

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No Enemies – A Crucially Important Message for Our Time

by Adi Da Samraj – (from his book Prior Unity, Dawn Horse Press ©2015)

The pattern of world politics that has been dramatized with increasing intensity over time-and with the most devastating effects in the twentieth century, with the two devastating world wars and all the other wars right up to the present day-is based on the idea and the pattern of polar opposition. Therefore, the common political method is to have opposites either confront one another or (otherwise) try to work out some kind of a deal with one another.

As Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” If the world-system is based on opposites, it will inevitably self-destruct-by creating chaos along the lines of division (or mutual opposition).

There have been (and, no doubt, will continue to be) many efforts to create some kind of global resolution (or world peace) by bringing opposites together. But any such effort is inevitably bound to fail. Such an effort cannot succeed. It is simply not possible, in the “physics” of human affairs, for such an approach to succeed.

Unity cannot be achieved by combining opposites. Unity is the prior condition, the condition that is always already the case. Prior unity makes all opposites obsolete. Therefore, it is prior unity that must be enacted, rather than any continuation of the pattern of oppositions.

The world-situation has now developed to the point that there is nothing further to expect but the global collapse that opposition will inevitably produce. Therefore, this is the critical moment to stop the play of opposites in the domain of world politics. The play of opposites must be replaced by the politics of prior unity—through the Global Cooperative Forum of everybody-all-at-once. Such is an absolute necessity. Otherwise, the play of polar opposites is going to become absolute destruction.

The principle of prior unity applies to all human endeavor, even to the integrity of a human body or a human personality. Unity is not the result of a play of opposites. Unity is the prior condition.

It is only when unity (or indivisibility) is the principle of life, of living, of action, that unity results. If division (or opposition) is presumed to be the case, more division will result. This is an absolute law. Once this is understood, it clarifies everything about right action and right life.

My address to all human issues-necessarily including what I am saying about world politics-is based on this fundamental principle: Reality Itself is a prior unity. Reality Itself is indivisible and egoless. Therefore, life must be lived in accordance with that Self-Nature of Reality Itself.

This absolute principle is fundamental to all resolution of human problems. In Gandhi’s language, it is a “soul-force”, or “truth-force”, as he understood it.1 That must be the force behind all political effort-the force of prior unity. The principle of prior unity determines a course of action that is (necessarily) inclusive of everybody-all-at-once. What is required is not a search for unity. Rather, what is required is the enacting of the power of prior unity. That is the principle. And it must be the governing principle of political action.

How should humankind deal with the world-situation? By enacting the principle of prior unity. And an instrument is required in order to do that. That instrument is the Global Cooperative Forum. The Global Cooperative Forum must make obsolete all play-of-opposition in the world, all nation­ state conflicts, all effort to size up great units of nation-states over against other such units, in the attempt to achieve victory over one another—one religion over another religion, one nation-state (or group of nation-states) over another nation-state (or group of nation-states), and so forth.

All of this effort to defeat the presumed opponent is insanity. Humankind cannot afford to go on with this. Humankind must stop this.

This is the decisive moment in human history to stop this, because such insanity cannot go on without total devastation being the result. Therefore, there truly is no choice.

Those who hear what I have to say about this will understand: There must be an active embrace of this understanding at every level of human life, including every matter associated with global politics and environmental issues. Everything at the human scale must be addressed on the basis of enacting the principle of prior unity, through instruments that are inclusive of everybody-all-at-once. It is essentially a matter of putting the Truth-principle (or Reality­principle) of prior unity into action. And an instrument is needed to do that-not just words.

It is not a matter of bringing together collectives of different groups—such as governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations—so that they can each have their voice, thereby playing out the chaos of oppositions. There is no time to be doing any such thing. There must be a different instrument-and everybody-all-at-once must volunteer for it and become active within it.

Humankind must wake up to its inherent and intrinsic unity as a whole, and not play on any differences whatsoever. Human beings must grasp this understanding of prior unity-and act on it, through an appropriate instrument that is altogether full of integrity and altogether right. That is the immediate necessity associated with bringing the Global Cooperative Forum into being.

Wherever action is done in opposition to whatever force or entity is considered to be the opponent, wherever there is even a strategy relative to an opponent, the effort will fail. Some kinds of changes may be brought about-but, ultimately, everything stays the same, because the principle is one of division to begin with.

Likewise, every strategy that is developed in opposition to any force whatsoever will inevitably fail. The only principle that can work politically is one in which there is no opponent and no search to defeat an opponent—and, therefore, fundamentally no struggle. Right human politics is simply about enacting—or asserting and carrying out—the principle of prior unity.

That kind of activism does not presume an opponent. It does not involve itself with self-division. Consequently, it will not fail. In contrast, whatever presumes its own self­division will fail. It will only produce more division. Therefore, the only kind of political action that can possibly achieve ultimate success is activism based on (1) the presumption of prior unity and (2) the enactment of prior unity through an appropriate instrument.

There is nobody “else”. There is no opponent. The Global Cooperative Forum is a means for bypassing all oppositions, all opposites, and the entire game that plays upon there being opposites at all. There should be presumed to be no opposites, no enemies, no opponent to be defeated. There is simply the intrinsic fact of prior unity. Right politics is simply about acting on that basis.

That is what the Global Cooperative Forum must do. And that is what the form of global activism I am describing must do. That is how it must function: no enemies, no game in opposition, and (therefore) no strategy in relation to a presumed opponent—none.

That is the profundity at the root of such activism—the intensive presumption of non-separateness, of prior unity, of no opponent, of no self-division. That is the only right and effective strategy. It is not a goal-seeking strategy. It is a matter of enacting a prior reality, rather than seeking a different reality. Such is the unique understanding that is the root of all true wisdom.

When I am speaking about politics, I am looking at it in the context of humankind-as-a-whole—not in terms of any circumstance that is negative, full of opposites, looking to achieve some kind of a victory in relation to an opposite or an opponent or an enemy. The root-presumption of not having an enemy is essential to the Global Cooperative Forum. The Global Cooperative Forum must be intrinsically all-including. And there is a discipline necessary for doing that, because people’s patterning will tend to have them be expressing opposite views, different dispositions, and wanting to just sit around and talk about all of that. There should be absolutely no discussion of that kind. That has nothing to do with anything.

There is nothing but Reality Itself—the prior whole, the indivisible whole. That is the basis for all right action. All right human action must be based on this understanding.

In one of the Upanishads, it is said that wherever there is an “other”, fear arises.2  As soon as “difference” is presumed, as soon as separateness is presumed, as soon as an opponent is presumed, there is fear—or the disposition of separativeness, of self-protectiveness, of self-division. The non-presumption of an “other” is the essential principle that will liberate humankind. Wherever no “other” is presumed, Truth awakens.

That is the significance of the title of the book NotTwo Is Peace. What I describe in that book is not merely a method for seeking peace. All twoness is about a search toward a goal-including the goal of peace, which idealists want to find someday. What I am proposing is not idealism. Rather, it is perfect realism-in relation to politics, and in relation to every other domain of human life. Such realism involves the intensive non-presumption of “other” and “problem”. Such realism is the “not-two” presumption—thoroughly embraced, and become the basis of action. That action is already characterized by unity—not the search for unity, but the Is-ness of unity.

Such is the right basis for all human activism. Indeed, it is the basis for all right action in every domain of human life. And this understanding is how everything can be made right, now and in the future. It is the Wisdom-means that can (and must) be applied in the case of every human process. Therefore, it applies to everything—including the most inclusive of all possibilities, which is the right functioning of humankind-as-a-whole.

This is a call to everyone to be awakened to an intrinsic understanding. It is not about appealing to people as egos, or merely trying to get everybody together, with all their differences, to simply talk things out. It is not about anything like that. It is about completely bypassing all of that. All of that will fail. It is a waste of time-and there is no time to be wasted. Rather, this call to everyone is about presuming the intrinsic Truth-intuition (or Reality-intuition) in everyone, rather than appealing to people as consumer-egos or egos-­in-high-places.

The principle of non-violence is an idealistic principle about how to function in relation to an opponent. What I am communicating is not that. The principle of “Not-Two Is Peace” is not a strategy in relation to an opponent. In fact, it is exactly not that. Thus, the principle of “Not-Two Is Peace” is not the principle of non-violence merely, even though it is thoroughly and intrinsically non-violent. Most fundamentally, the principle of “Not-Two Is Peace” is about not using any method that presumes to be in relation to an opponent.

All actions done in relation to an opponent—even if outwardly non-violent—are, in some sense, violent. That needs to be understood. Any struggle with an opponent is a kind of aggression, even if done through the device of non-violence.

The approach of “Not-Two Is Peace” (with the Global Cooperative Forum as its instrument) is not like that. It is not an effort in relation to an opponent. It is simply everybody­all-at-once becoming self-actualizing, self-enforcing, self­governing, self-rightening, self-correcting, self-organizing, not opposing anything. It is the whole-all-at-once putting itself in order, as it will inevitably do when the obstruction that is preventing that self-organizing process from happening is removed.

Thus, it is oppositions that are preventing the self­organizing process from happening. The idea of “difference” is what is preventing humankind from self-organizing and self-correcting and self-rightening itself. That is it. The presumption of “difference”, the presumption of opposites, of opponents, of necessary struggle, of seeking for unity, of winning against some force or other that is the opposite of your own—that is what is wrong.

This is the unique understanding that people must grasp. The lack of that understanding is the reason why human­kind is defeating itself. That is why worthy purposes are failing. It is the presumption of “difference”, the presumption of the “other”, the presumption of “not yet—therefore, seeking is required”.

In other words, the presumption of egoity—or the presumption of separateness and the activity of separation—is the fault that makes all human effort fail. Ego is the “difference”-maker. Ego is the separatist (or separative) disposition. Ego ultimately avoids relationship, dissociating itself from the “other”. Therefore, the dissociative principle must be abandoned. It has nothing to do with peace. It has nothing to do with correcting the human situation.

All action based on the presumption of an “other” or of “difference” will inevitably fail. Such action only produces struggle, and not unity. Truly, it could be said that the entire world has engaged in its political efforts at the cost of destroying global unity. The United Nations functions on the basis of opposites or differences. It is based on bringing competitors or opponents together in one place, where they continue to be opponents and competitors in relation to one another. They sit around talking, but such talk has nothing to do with peace, with the unity and well-being of humankind-as-a-whole. Talk will never achieve peace or unity or well-being.

The Global Cooperative Forum is an intrinsically unified body representing everybody-all-at-once. Therefore, there are no differences in it. It is not about a council of nations. It is simply a working-instrument for the priorly unified totality (or whole) of humankind, and it presumes no differences.

Therefore, all name-tags and placards must be abandoned at the door. You do not bring your nation-state labels (or any other labels) inside. There are no “high” persons. There are no differences. There is no status. All are servants of the whole.

This is not mere idealism. This is Reality in action. It is an absolute necessity. It always has been—but it has never been understood in the context of humankind-as-a-whole, because humankind-as-a-whole never came together before. That coming-together is only a recent happening.

Thus, in the Global Cooperative Forum, it cannot be that the different nations, the different religions, the different cultures, the different races are each having their say, trying to “angle” relative to the interests on their side. The basis for coming together must be the principle of the human totality as a prior unity-bringing no differences to the table whatsoever, but simply bringing the subjects of address that are common to all, and collectively solving those issues through action that is appropriate to whatever particular subject.

To do that, all presumptions of “difference” must be abandoned. That is the principle of the Global Cooperative Forum.

As I have already described, the principle of prior unity as a political means is not the same as the strategy of non-violent aggression in relation to an opponent. It is quite different—and that difference must be understood. What I am communicating is something new. It is not in the likeness of anything that has previously been proposed or enacted. Sympathetic associations can be seen in the history of human efforts toward peace, but the principle of prior unity is not the same as any previous principle for establishing peace. What is unique about the principle of prior unity must be thoroughly grasped and intensively applied.

Footnotes:
1. Gandhi’s term was “satyagraha”, often translated as “soul-force” or “truth-force”, indicating Gandhi’s insistence that the power of truth can (and should) be used as a non-violent meansto effect change.
2. In S. Radhakrishnan’s translation of the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, this sentence reads: “Assuredly it is from a second that fear arises,” where “second” is used in the sense of “other” [S. Radhakrishnan, ed., The Principal Upanishads (Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1992), 164].

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