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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