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For the Week of 1/13/20:

“The Fix Is In” – 130 California Doctors Are Going To Be Disciplined For Writing Vaccine Medical Exemptions Richard Pan Doesn’t Like… There Is Absolutely No Hope, in California, For Right Thinking Doctors. Their Lives Are Over… Here’s How Pan is Going To “GET” Them…- by Tim Bolen – On October 6th, 2016 I wrote this article: Hillary Clinton PERSONALLY Arranged For Chinese Vaccine Manufacturers to Avoid US Government Scrutiny…(2) Then we go to this: On May 18th, 2018 US News and World Report wrote a very lengthy article titled “China’s Lock On Drugs.” The articles subtitle says it all: ‘The Asian giant’s control of world’s essential drugs complicates U.S. desire to seek new trade deal.’.. (3) Then it only gets worse. Read the quotes below:..

The Truth Trap (39 min) – by Max Igan – Comment: You’ll need to use your Spidey-Sense and read between the lines on this one, sisters and brothers!

Putin’s Now Purged the West from the Kremlin – by Tom Luongo – – “It came as the biggest shock of the day on Wednesday. The Russian government resigned. The day before President Vladimir Putin gave his State of the Nation address and outlined a slate of constitutional changes… That speech prompted an overhaul of Russia’s government… Putin’s plan is to devolve some of the President’s overwhelming power to the legislature and the State Council, while beefing up the Constitutional Court’s ability to provide checks on legislation… While this came on suddenly it also shouldn’t be a surprise. These changes have been discussed for months leading up to Putin’s speech. And it’s been clear for the past few years that Putin has been engaged in the second phase of his long-term plan to first rebuild and then remake Russia during his time in office… The first phase was rescuing Russia from economic, societal and demographic collapse. It was in serious danger of this when Putin took over from Boris Yeltsin… It meant regaining control over strategic state resources, rebuilding Russia’s economy and defense, stabilizing its population, getting some semblance of political control within the Kremlin and bringing hope back to a country in desperate need of it… No one will be allowed to rule Russia like he has after he departs the office. Because Putin understands that the Russian presidency under the current constitution is far to powerful and leaves the country vulnerable to a man who isn’t a patriot being corrupted by that power. ”

The Virginia Gun Rights Conflict: Best And Worst Case Scenarios – by Brandon Smith – – “Hard line democrats and the social justice cult are merely a symptom of the disease, they are not the source of the disease. However, I also acknowledge that the rift between conservatives and the political left has become so extreme that reconciliation is almost impossible. War might be unavoidable, and the globalists love it. If they can pretend like they had nothing to do with creating tensions, and if conservatives are so blinded by anger against Democrats that they refuse to admit that some of their own political leaders (including Trump) have been co-opted, the elites win… The danger in any civil war is that BOTH sides end up being manipulated and controlled, and that the situation is maneuvered towards an outcome that only serves the interests of a select few… Virginia may be a test bed, a trial run for a nationwide conflagration, and if it does hit a point where state officials compel a violent response from the citizenry, then it is important that liberty advocates remain vigilant and steer clear of incompetent or controlled leaders. It is also important that they remember there is a much larger agenda at play here; the Democrats may be useful idiots fueling that agenda, but most of them are oblivious to their role. Our fight is not with the Democrats, our fight is with the globalists that influence them; the same globalists that are trying to influence us.”

Labor Market Hits A Brick Wall: Job Openings Crater The Most Since The Financial Crisis – by Tyler Durden – – “While one wouldn’t know it by looking at the BLS’ jobs report, which in November showed that a whopping 256K jobs were added, the JOLTS report issued moments ago showed a vastly different picture, one which if one didn’t know better would suggest that the US labor market hit a brick wall. Why? Because according to JOLTS, traditionally Janet Yellen’s favorite labor market report, job openings in November plunged by a massive 561K, from an upward revised 7.361MM to 6.800MM, the lowest monthly total since February 2018… Still, despite these two offsets, the near record plunge in job openings is a very loud, and very clear signal that something is breaking in the labor market, and if this trend continues, then the next logical escalation is a surge in layoffs as US employers retrench and force their existing workers to boost their productivity further… Needless to say, a nearly 600K drop in job openings is not something one would see if the economy was firing on all cylinders as the stock market represents every single day.”

Assange May Walk Free Thanks To CIA Bumbling: Former NYT General Counsel – by James Goodale – “The Spanish newspaper El Pais broke the story that UC Global invaded Assange’s privacy at the Ecuadorian embassy and shared its surveillance with the CIA. It demonstrated step-by-step, document-by-document, UC Global’s actions and its contacts with the CIA. UC Global reportedly installed cameras throughout Assange’s space in the embassy — including his bathroom — and captured Assange’s every word and apparently livestreamed it, giving the CIA a free TV show of Assange’s daily life… After reading El Pais’s series, you would have to be a dunce not to believe the CIA didn’t monitor Assange’s every move at the Ecuadorian embassy, including trips to the bathroom… Ecuador granted Assange asylum in their embassy for seven years, after he jumped bail in London to avoid extradition to Sweden for allegedly raping two Swedish women. (Those charges are now dismissed.) If you can believe it, Ecuador had hired UC Global to protect the Ecuadorian embassy and Assange. Not surprisingly, the CIA later made UC Global its spy to surveil Assange.”

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Holds Annual Press Conference Evaluating Russian Foreign Policy (1hr 43min)


Ankara Asked U.S. To Restore Support For Idlib Militants – Report – “Turkey has asked the U.S. to restore its support for the remaining militants in Syria’s Greater Idlib, the Turkish-based pro-militant media outlet Syria TV reported on January 16, citing several sources… One of the sources told the TV channel that Turkish officials informed leaders from Greater Idlib of their request during a meeting that was held in Turkey a day earlier. Ankara also promised to support the militants against the ongoing Syrian military attack on the region, according to the source… ‘Turkish officials have informed faction leaders that Ankara has asked Washington for logistical support for the [Syrian] military factions, and has provided it with a list of what’s needed, but they are still awaiting a response from Washington,’ the Turkey-based TV channel quoted the source as saying... Another source told Syria TV that U.S. officials will be meeting factions’ leaders in Turkey on January 17 to discuss the situation in Greater Idlib. The source didn’t clarify if the meeting is related to Ankara’s request.”

Israeli Ministers Call For Assassinations, Major Military Action In Gaza Strip – “Israeli should return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said in a statement to the Israeli army radio on December 26… Katz statement came following a rocket attack from Gaza on nearby Israeli settlements in the evening of December 25. The attack didn’t result in any losses as all the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system…’Intelligence efforts are currently focused on determining who is responsible for ordering missile launch instructions in order to work to eliminate him,’ the Anadolu Agency quoted Katz as saying… Israel’s Science Minister Ofir Akunis, a member of the Security Cabinet, took a more extreme stand, calling for “a major military action” in the Gaza Strip in response to the repeated rocket attacks.”

NOT DONE YET: Trump Cooking Up MAJOR BOMBSHELL! – by Tom Beck – – “In 2019, the Federal Reserve’s stimulus packages – which SHOCKED the markets, since they represented a full U-turn in terms of policy, compared to the aggressive tightening in 2018 – were one of the primary reasons that the stock market soared by so much… On multiple occasions throughout 2019, stocks hit new all-time highs. In the 4th quarter, this really intensified and reached historic rally levels. Stocks were green almost on a daily basis… The FED’s balance sheet expansion is one of the major catalysts, as well as the pro-growth Phase 1 deal that China and the U.S. signed yesterday for the willingness of buyers to pay higher prices… The result is that the stock market is now the most expensive ever, as far as price/sales ratio goes…” – Comment: A good thumbnail sketch of the current state-of-the-economy

Northam Declares State of Emergency in Virginia Because “armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol” – by Daisy Luther – – “The drama in Virginia has escalated again as Governor Ralph Northam declares an official State of Emergency before January 20th’s “Lobby Day” protests… Citing violence that erupted in Charlottesville during a Unite the Right rally in 2017, Northam said that there are credible threats that ‘armed militia groups plan to storm the Capitol’ during Monday’s rally. In an executive order, he announced he is banning all weapons from Capitol Square for the day… ‘Credible intelligence gathered by Virginia’s law enforcement agencies indicates that tens of thousands of advocates plan to converge on Capitol Square for events culminating on January 20, 2020. Available information suggests that a substantial number of these demonstrators are expected to come from outside the Commonwealth, may be armed, and have as their purpose not peaceful assembly but violence, rioting, and insurrection. Assuring that Virginia’s Capitol Square and surrounding public areas are sheltered safe places for those who come to participate in the democratic process, as well as those who work on or near Capitol Square, is my greatest priority.’.. ‘The anticipated effects of the potential convergence of tens of thousands of demonstrators on Capitol Square, some of whom may not come to assemble peacefully, constitutes an emergency as described in § 44-146.16 of the Code of Virginia (Code).’ ”

From The-Imperium-Speaks Desk: ‘Putin Is Not Going Anywhere:’ Reactions To Russia’s Abrupt Political Shake-Up – “The abrupt resignation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on January 15, which came just hours after President Vladimir Putin’s detailed broad proposed changes to the constitution, jolted Russia’s political landscape and appears to have taken even senior officials by surprise… ‘It was like a thunderbolt from a clear sky,’ the Russian business site The Bell quoted an unidentified acting federal minister as saying… The shake-up, in which Medvedev was offered a newly created post of Security Council deputy chairman, together with Putin’s announced plans to strengthen parliament’s powers, signals the start of the Kremlin’s planned transition ahead of the end of Putin’s term in 2024 that would likely envision a new but still powerful role for him, several Russian political analysts and commentators said.”

Mike Pompeo Says Killing Soleimani Is Part of Wider US Strategy to “Deter” Foes (w/Video 13min)- – “His speech, “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example,” focused on what he called an administration strategy to establish “real deterrence” against Iran following earlier Republican and Democratic policies that encouraged Tehran’s “malign activity.”.. Pompeo said there was “a bigger strategy” behind the killing of Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, Iran’s elite foreign espionage and paramilitary force…“President Trump and those of us in his national security team are re-establishing deterrence – real deterrence ‒ against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said./.. ‘Your adversary must understand not only that you have the capacity to impose cost but that you’re in fact willing to do so,’ Pompeo said… ‘America now enjoys the greatest position of strength regarding Iran we’ve ever been in,’ Pompeo underlined. Which is dubious, since it is the first time since World War II that the US hasn’t responded to an attack on its military bases.”Comment: So The War is on, and those who are demonizing Iran and Qassem Suleimani are in good company…

The U.N. & Central Banks: A Rockefeller & Rothschild Coup (20 min) – by Spiro Skouras – A very complex and thought-provoking short film about Banking, Politics, and the Economy, by Spiro, former techmeister at Newsbud

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan to Eliminate Student Loan Debt – “U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled her student loan plan to cancel the debt that has affected millions of Americans… According to Warren, if she wins the presidency, on the first day of her tenure in office, she will cancel student loan debt by using the Department of Education’s pre-existing authority… In her article on the website Medium, Warren said she would act without congressional approval because the Secretary of Education can ‘use its discretion to wipe away loans even when they do not meet the eligibility criteria for more specific cancellation programs.’ – Comment, so Liz thinks she can use Executive Dept. regulatory control to wipe over 1.56 TRILLION in debt borrowed by students from (theoretically) taxpayer funding without Congressional consent. – Sounds Constitutional to me…

Mind The (Reality) Gap – by Sven Henrich – – “What was a comfortable relationship between the 10 year ($TNX) and the banking index ($BKX) broke down in early 2019 and remains broken to this day… Despite both yields and the banking index improving in recent months the gap remains and signals something profoundly afoot… The yield gap remains with $TNX contained in a rising channel not confirming a resurgence of economic growth and strength the larger markets appears to want to price in… But note something else here. While the main indices, $DJIA, $SPX and $NDX went on to make new all time highs here in early 2020, the $BKX did not. It never made new highs versus 2018 and so far it hasn’t made new highs versus 2019… Incidentally the same story applies to small caps with heavy exposure to financials…”

Deepfake Artist Puts Scorcese To Shame With ‘Irishman’ De-Aging (4 min) – Dis guy did dis wit FREE software. Netflix: Shame!

Feds To Bill California Fire Victims If PG&E Doesn’t Pay $4 Billion Owed: Report – by Tyler Durden – – “The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is prepared to bill California wildfire victims to recover a portion of some $4 billion it says it’s owed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), in the event the debt isn’t resolved under the utility’s bankruptcy case, according to the San Francisco Chronicle… The reimbursement would cover costs from the government’s response to fires in 2015, 2017 and 2018. According to the report, any payment to FEMA would have to come from the company’s $13.5 billion allocation intended to settle claims from fire victims. FEMA’s claim would consume around 30% of the settlement. Victims’ lawyers are now battleing the agency, which told the Chronicle that it is compelled to first seek reimbursement from the utility – otherwise “individual victims would be on the hook if they get settlement money that duplicates funds already paid by the federal government,” according to the report, citing FEMA regional administrator Bob Fenton.”

Downing of PS-752 already being used to smear MH-17 skeptics – by Max Parry – – “In 1962, the planners of Operation Northwoods concluded that such deceptive operations would shift U.S. public opinion unanimously against Cuba… ‘World opinion and the United Nations forum should be favorably affected by developing the international image of Cuban government as rash and irresponsible, and as an alarming and unpredictable threat to the peace of the Western Hemisphere.’.. The same talking points are used by the U.S. government to demonize Iran today… If there were jumps to conclusions that proven serial liars could be looking for an excuse to stage an attack to lay the blame on Iran, it is only because the distinct probability was overwhelming.Even so, a stopped clock strikes the right time twice per day and that is all Iran’s acknowledgment of its liability proves — that even the world’s most unreliable and criminal sources in Washington and Langley can be accurate sometimes, even if by accident… Stay skeptical.”

Britain’s First Astronaut Says Aliens Definitely Exist and May Already Be Living Among Us – “Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.” – by John Vibes – – “According to the first Briton to go into space, Dr. Helen Sharman, extraterrestrials do exist, and it could even be possible that they are among us here on Earth. Sharman recently spoke with Observer Magazine about her beliefs on the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe, and had some very surprising things to say… She seemed extremely confident in her beliefs, saying with certainty:Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it.‘.. ‘There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life,’ she added… Sharman surmised that aliens could even walk among us, but perhaps they are just invisible to our senses… ‘Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them,’ Sharman explained.”

Facebook Glitch Reveals Greta Thunburg’s Father Posting As Teenage Climate Activist – by Tyler Durden – – “A Thursday evening software update at Facebook accidentally allowed anyone to view exactly who is posting under the accounts of public figures, businesses and other entities, according to Wired… The result? For starters, some 3 million followers of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg have been reading posts written by her father, Svante Thunberg, and a climate activist in India who serves as a delegate at the UN’s Climate Change organization, Adarsh Prathap… Thunberg, Inc. claims Greta is still the one writing the content.”

“The Other 1 Percent”: Morgan Stanley Spots A Market Ratio That Is “Unprecedented Even During The Tech Bubble” – by Michael Wilson – – “Markets understand this dynamic, which is why small caps have underperformed so significantly over the past 18 months and, quite frankly, over this entire cycle. But this phenomenon is manifesting itself in other ways. Capital concentration is following corporate inequality like never before. Currently, the top five companies in the S&P 500 (the other 1 percenters) make up 18% of the total market cap... A ratio like this is unprecedented, including during the tech bubble. During 2019, the net income concentration for the 1 percenters didn’t keep pace with their market cap concentration, similar to what happened during the 1999 concentration peak… I think this divergence is the result of the extraordinary liquidity being provided by the world’s central banks, which is flowing to the most liquid and largest names in the S&P 500. This also recalls 1999, when the Fed expanded its balance sheet at the end of the year and early in 2000 as a precaution against Y2K disruption… The bottom line: this income/market cap divergence looks likely to continue over the near term, given the Fed’s expected balance sheet expansion through April. More importantly, if we’re right, these companies will then need to deliver on the income side of the inequality divide or risk a sharp decline in price.”

200 Pounds of Food With this Plant You Can Harvest in Winter – by Tara Dodrill – – “Jerusalem Artichokes are not actually an artichoke at all, but these nutrient-rich tubers should be a part of every preppers survival food plan. Native Americans once planted them along every trail they frequented simply to ensure a viable source of food would always be handy as they went about their travels… Sunchokes, as Jerusalem artichokes are also commonly called, sometimes get a bad rap for being invasive. Like honeysuckle and mint, these hardy vegetables do spread out in great abundance – but that’s not a bad thing from a survival food perspective… Not only do Jerusalem artichokes grow in leaps and bounds after being planted, there may be no other vegetable that thrives so expansively even when neglected. You can simply plant the sunchokes in a spacious and out of the way spot and, well … forget them until it is time to harvest.”

Trump First OK’d Killing Soleimani 7 Months Ago “If Americans Killed” – by Tyler Durden – – “There’s been a number of theories to emerge surrounding President Trump’s incredibly risky decision to assassinate IRGC Guds Force chief Qasem Soleimani, including that it was all the brainchild of hawkish Secretary of State and former CIA Director Mike Pompeo.,, But an emerging reporting consensus does indicate that the public justification for the strike — that Soleimani posed an “imminent” threat as he was orchestrating an attack against American troops and sites in the region — was manufactured based on flimsy intelligence. The evolving and contradictory statements within the administration itself demonstrates at least this much… And now according to the latest NBC bombshell it’s becoming clear that the top IRGC general’s killing was actually months in the works: ‘President Donald Trump authorized the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani seven months ago if Iran’s increased aggression resulted in the death of an American, according to five current and former senior administration officials.”

Why Are Volcanoes All Over The Globe Suddenly Shooting Giant Clouds Of Ash Miles Into The Air? – by Michael Snyder – – “Those that follow my work on a regular basis already know that I am deeply concerned about Mt. Popocatepetl. It has the potential to create the worst natural disaster in the modern history of North America, because it is quite close to Mexico City. The following summary of the potential threat that Mt. Popocatepetl poses comes from one of my previous articles… ‘Approximately 26 million people live within 60 miles of Popocatepetl’s crater, and so we are talking about the potential for death and destruction on a scale that is difficult to imagine. In ancient times, Mt. Popocatepetl buried entire Aztec cities in super-heated mud, but then it went to sleep for about 1,000 years. Unfortunately for us, it started waking up again in the 1990s, and now this is the most active that we have seen it ever since the volcano originally reawakened.’.. After the events of the last few days, perhaps a few more people will start to understand what is going on… There have always been earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but for most of our lives we have been able to assume that our planet is generally stable… Unfortunately, that is no longer a safe assumption.”

Tweet suggests Ukraine Airlines Flight 752 was attacked because of presence of Nuclear Scientists Onboard - – “1/2 According to reports, SIX of these people were NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS. Visiting IRAN. At the same time. on the same plane. What are the chances that it’s coincidence?.. It’s horrible about the collateral people. But it really is highly unlikely that this was an accident.”

“2/2) -end” – Nuclear Scientists on list:

“I didn’t take this far enough. Let’s connect some more dots… CANADA was involved in Uranium One… -Canadians brokered/staged the Uranium 1 deal… -Uranium=Nukes… -Iran wanted nukes & science… -Canada staged deal, provided home-base for dual citizens & Nuke scientists.”

Iran Jet Disaster A Setup? – by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich & Finian Cunningham – – “Questions arise about the improbable timing and circumstances of recording the precise moment when the plane was hit… “A smoking gun” was how NY Times’ journalist Christiaan Triebert described the video in a tweet. Triebert works in the visual investigations team at the paper. In the same tweet, he thanked – “a very big shout out” – to an Iranian national by the name of Nariman Gharib ‘who provided it [the video] to the NY Times, and the videographer, who would like to remain anonymous’… The anonymous videographer is the person who caught the 19-second clip which shows a missile striking Flight PS752 shortly after take-off from Tehran’s Imam Khomenei airport at around 6.15 am. This person, who remains silent during the filming while smoking a cigarette (the smoke briefly wafts over the screen), is standing in the suburb of Parand looking northwest. His location was verified by the NY Times using satellite data. The rapid way the newspaper’s technical resources were marshaled raises a curious question about how a seemingly random video submission was afforded such punctilious attention… But the big question which many people on social media are asking is: why was this “videographer” standing in a derelict industrial area outside Tehran at around six o’clock in the morning with a mobile phone camera training on a fixed angle to the darkened sky? The airliner is barely visible, yet the sky-watching person has the camera pointed and ready to film a most dramatic event, seconds before it happened. That strongly suggests, foreknowledge.”

AUSTRALIAN FIRES – AN EMERGENCY MESSAGE FROM YOUR GOVERNMENT – MAKE VIRAL! MAKE VIRAL! MAKE VIRAL! (30 min)- by Max IganMax shows evidence of the unprecedented weather and directed energy weapon war on Australia. – (video was removed)

For the Week of 1/6/20:

The AngloZionist Empire vs Iran: a discussion of the recent events – by The Saker – – “2) What just took place was the single most dangerous moment since 14 April 2018 when Russia and the US came very, very close to a full-scale war. In the current situation, the US and Iran also came very, very close to a full scale war. The only reason I rank this latest crisis lower than the April 14th is that in one case we risked a planetary nuclear war whereas in this case we “only” risked a regional war which, by the way, could have seen nukes used by the US and Israel… 3) There STILL is a risk of full-scale war between the US and Iran, however, and barring a major unforeseen event, I will lower it now down from 80% to a much more tolerable 50%. Why 50%? Because Israel and the Israel Lobby will continue to push for a US attack on Iran and because while I trust the Iranians to keep their anti-US operations right below the threshold of “plausible deniability”, I cannot be sure that all Iranian allies will show similar restraint. Finally, the chances of an Israeli false flag as still sky high… 4) I expect anti-US operations to continue and even expand throughout the Middle-East. I don’t expect that these operations will be executed from Iran and I don’t expect Iranian forces to be involved, at least not officially. The Iranians know that the US has lost every single counter-insurgency war it was involved in and they know that their best chance is now to engage in all forms of asymmetrical operations… Finally, I want to spell out what we could call the new Iranian threat.

SA-15 (Tor M-1) Surface to Air Missile system. Boeing 737-800 down in Iran (6 min) – by Juan Brown (Blancolirio):

Antifa Critic Barred From Speaking By University Of British Columbia – by Tyler Durden – – “We have been discussing the rising intolerance and violence on college campuses, particularly against conservative speakers… (here and here and here and here). Berkeley has been the focus of much concern over mob rule on our campuses as violent protesters have succeeded in silencing speakers, even including a few speakers like an ACLU official. Both students and some faculty have maintained the position that they have a right to silence those with whom they disagree and even student newspapers have declared opposing speech to be outside of the protections of free speech. At another University of California campus, professors actually rallied around a professor who physically assaulted pro-life advocates and tore down their display. In the meantime, academics and deans have said that there is no free speech protection for offensive or “disingenuous” speech. CUNY Law Dean Mary Lu Bilek showed how far this trend has gone. When conservative law professor Josh Blackman was stopped from speaking about “the importance of free speech,” Bilek insisted that disrupting the speech on free speech was free speech. “

Iraqi PM Confirms Receiving “signed” US pullout letter…which was accepted and confirmed – “US Defense Secretary Mark Esper later denied that the US military had announced preparation for “movement out of Iraq,” and the Pentagon claimed that an unsigned draft version of the letter had been sent by mistake… Abdel Mahdi, however, said he had received signed and translated copies at 8:00 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on Monday… The letter discussed ‘redeploying with an aim to withdraw from the country. The expressions were very clear,’ he said. ‘It was an official letter written in such a manner,’ the premier told ministers… ‘It’s not a piece of paper that fell off the printer or reached us by coincidence,’ he added. The letters only contained a translation mistake that the US military corrected and provided Baghdad with new versions, Abdul Mahdi noted… The AFP said it had received a copy of the letter late Monday and verified its authenticity with both US and Iraqi officials, the agency added.”

Virginia Wants to CLOSE Non-Govt. Gun Ranges and Create AMMO-FREE Zones – by Daisy Luther – – “HB567 wants to ensure gun ranges are government-owned… In a blow not only to gun owners but also to small business owners, HB567 would outlaw many indoor gun ranges that are not owned by the state government. What’s more, the private ranges allowed would have to cater to law enforcement as their primary clientele. And they’re not done yet – the gun ranges would serve as data-collection points… HB318 would create ammunition-free zones… Making about as much sense as the law that caused the original hullaballoo – the one that would ban weapons that “could” possess extended magazines, even if the owner has no such magazines – HB318 would send anyone in the possession of ammunition to prison for a currently-undetermined amount of time… I suppose they’re concerned that someone might have ammo in a gun-free zone and throw it really hard, causing a mass casualty incident? This would-be law encompasses more than ammunition. It also includes the possession of stun weapons and knives with metal blades… Virginians have been defiant in the face of these attacks on the Second Amendment, with Tazewell County going as far as creating an official militia and the sheriff of Culpeper County vowing to deputize thousands of citizens to protect their rights… Practically the entire state has vowed to protect the rights of gun owners and the movement is still growing, as shown by the map below… The votes on these gun control bills and budget appropriations will be held in the first couple of months of 2020… ‘This is going to be an exciting couple of months,’ Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said Monday. (source)… It certainly is, Governor Northam.”

Venezuelan National Assembly To Reactivate Legislative Agenda – “Parra said that an ordinary session of Parliament has been called for Tuesday to begin the work towards national reconciliation and depolarizing the country… ‘The first phase is to save Parliament from destruction. No political party can be above the Constitution,’ he said at a press conference… Meanwhile, Parra specified that during Sunday’s voting session there was a quorum with the participation of 150 lawmakers, of which 81 supported the new board of directors… ‘Everyone stayed until the vote, no one nominated another board, no one asked for verification because the result was conclusive,’ he explained… Parra also assured that, during the election, all the orders of the Constitution for this process were respected. Finally, highlighting that no country in the world ‘has the authority to guide an autonomous Parliament.’ ”

5G and geospatial will together power future cities – ‘I Am Geospatial’ And I Will Track You Forever… (w/Video) – by Anusuya Datta – – “As challenges like population pressure, deforestation, traffic congestion, deteriorating infrastructure, crime and resource crunch impact cities the world over, smart city innovations couldn’t have come at a better time. Smart cities may save the world as much as $22 trillion by 2050, according to the Global Commission on Economy & Climate… Accurate geospatial information helps governments design better cities, improve public services and engage with citizens. Urbanization of the future will be driven by geospatial data and location would be a crucial component in digitalization of cities. And as cities get smarter, much of this location data has to be in real time. This is where geospatial and 5G converge. 5G and geospatial will together be powering cities of the future… ‘5G will act as the connective tissue of tomorrow’s digital economy, linking everything from smartphones to wireless sensors to industrial robots and self-driving cars,’ says Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Together they are the critical link for a smart, interconnected world, bringing the next level of connectivity to industries and society that helps in shaping digital cities.” – Bonus video (below) – I AM GEOSPATIAL (2 min) :

New Study: US Gov’t Spent $6.4 Trillion on Military Actions in Over 80 Countries Since 9/11 – by John Vibes – – “A new study from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University has estimated that U.S. taxpayers have spent $6.4 trillion on wars and military actions in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia since September 11, 2001. This is far more than the government spends on all its other expenses for an entire year. In fact, this is about $2 trillion more than the $4.4 that was allotted for the entire federal budget last year, according to the Treasury Department… The study also estimated that over 801,000 people lost their lives directly in the fighting, with 335,000 of those deaths being civilian. However, these are likely conservative estimates that only reflect a portion of the lives that were lost. As the study notes, at least 21 million people were displaced due to the fighting in these wars… One of the most startling revelations in the study was the incredible scale of the global war on terror.”

T-Mobile Already Installed 25,000+ New 5G Towers and Cell Sites in U.S. – by B.N. Frank – – “When it launched its 5G service at the end of 2019, T-Mobile said it had deployed more than 25,000 new towers and cell sites to provide 5G to 200 million points of presence (PoPs). Still, it’s not disclosing exactly how many 5G cell sites it’s deployed and their exact locations… Early in December, T-Mobile unleashed 5G nationwide and provided a map for users. They also started offering free phones for new customers. Recently, a T-Mobile customer had an unfortunate experience with her new T-Mobile phone – it caught fire – within a month of having it. The potential for 5G to cause phones and other devices to overheat (including base stations) was reported several months ago. Of course, her new phone overheating and catching fire could just be a coincidence.”

U.S. Denies Iranian FM Access To UNSC Meeting. Iranian Parliament Declares All US Military ‘Terrorist Entity’ – “Zarif wanted to attend a meeting of the Security Council on the topic of upholding the U.N. Charter. The meeting and Zarif’s travel had been planned before the US assassinated General Qassem Soleimani… Iran’s U.N. envoy, Majid Takht Ravanchi, has described the killing of Soleimani as ‘an obvious example of State terrorism and, as a criminal act, constitutes a gross violation of the fundamental principles of international law, including, in particular … the Charter of the United Nations.’.. This is not the first time the US has abused its position as the UN host nation, and there’s been calls in the past to move the UN headquarters to a country such as Switzerland.”

Pentagon Warmongers Double-Down, Deploying 6 Nuclear Bombers to Persian Gulf – by Patrick Henningsen – – “After escalating tensions in the region by attacking facilities and leaders from both Iraq and Iran, war hawks in Washington DC are now doubling-down on their World War III rhetoric by deploying six nuclear-enabled long-range B52 bombers to the contested British territorial island of Diego Garcia located in the Indian Ocean… This latest deployment comes on the heals of two other recent B52 wing deployments, firstly beginning in 2016, when the Pentagon sent six bombers to Qatar near Iran, and also this past November 2019 when the US moved another wing of B52’s to the Mediterranean island of Crete, and quickly proceeded to use one of these aircraft to provoke the Russian air force in Syria… US officials told CNN that Diego Garcia was chosen this time in order to keep the aircraft out of the range of Iranian missiles.”

U.N. Approves China-Backed Internet Convention, Alarming Rights Advocates – “The United Nations on Friday approved a Russian-led bid that aims to create a new convention on cybercrime, alarming rights groups and Western powers that fear a bid to restrict online freedom… The General Assembly approved the resolution sponsored by Russia and backed by China, which would set up a committee of international experts in 2020… The panel will work to set up ‘a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes,’ the resolution said… The United States, European powers and rights groups fear that the language is code for legitimizing crackdowns on expression, with numerous countries defining criticism of the government as “criminal.”.. China heavily restricts internet searches to avoid topics sensitive to its communist leadership, as well as news sites with critical coverage.” Comment: But, certainly Russia is helping to defend us against the onslaught of globalist Technocracy?

Colleges Track Hundreds Of Thousands Of Students Using Their Phones – by Tyler Durden – – ” ‘We’re adults. Do we really need to be tracked?’ said sophomore Robby Pfeifer, a student at Commonwealth University in Richmond, which recently began using the campus’ WiFi network to track students. ‘Why is this necessary? How does this benefit us? … And is it just going to keep progressing until we’re micromanaged every second of the day?’.. School and company officials, on the other hand, argue that monitoring students is a powerful motivator and will encourage students to adopt habits geared towards success… ‘If they know more about where students are going, they argue, they can intervene before problems arise,’ according to the Post… That said, some schools have taken things further – assigning “risk scores” to students based on factors such as whether they are going to the library enough.”