Web Research Links for the Week of 4/6/20

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Take Back Your Power – COMMUNITY POLL: Would you like to see investigation and discussion of possible connections between Coronavirus, lockdowns, and 5G?https://www.takebackyourpower.net/poll-content-2020/

Another Must Watch: Henry Kissinger & Bill Gates Call For Mass Vaccination & Global Governance (42 min) – by Spiro Skouras – “We are in the middle of the worst global health pandemic of our lives according to the Media, the Government and the United Nations. We are witnessing an unprecedented global lockdown in response to the Coronavirus outbreak known as COVID19. The global population living in western countries have been taught for more than a generation to live in a constant state of fear ever since 9/11. We have been encouraged to sacrifice our liberty for a false sense of security, being conditioned more and more each day to rely on the state for protection and now many of us find ourselves relying on the state to pay our bills. Despite the government’s budget and deficit continuing to grow exponentially everyday… Some are beginning to see that there may be more to the official story than what we are led to believe. The very few may have seen this coming and are waiting for the next phase of what very well could be another step closer to global governance. The very men and women, the exact same individuals and government agencies, in addition to global institutions who stand to benefit the most, are the ones calling the shots… Welcome to COVID-1984 and the official rollout of the New World Order…” – Comment: A MAJOR (and risk-taking) contribution by Spiro to understanding the current agendas.

Susan Rice Crosses Line With New Attack On Trump, Says POTUS Has “Cost tens of thousands of American lives” – by J.C McCallum – https://newsthud.com/susan-rice-crosses-line-with-new-attack-on-trump-says-potus-has-cost-tens-of-thousands-of-american-lives/ – ” ‘This administration was not interested in pandemics. It was not prepared for pandemics. We now know that even during the Trump administration there were lots of reports, lots of warnings,’ said Rice before outlining what she would have done and then blamed Trump for tens of thousands of deaths… ‘Rather than moving immediately from very early January to do the things that we know we have to do, get in place the testing capacity, scale it up so that it’s widely available.’.. ‘And so, they didn’t do that. They waited two months.’.. ‘And those two months have meant the difference between many tens of thousands of Americans dying who might otherwise not have died.’ ” – Comment: It’s instructive to see the apparatchiks coming out of the woodwork in this time of “crisis.”

Aaand Its Gone… The Biggest Support For Asset Prices – by Lance Roberts – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/aaand-its-gone-biggest-support-asset-prices – “As  John Authers previously noted: ‘For much of the last decade, companies buying their own shares have accounted for all net purchases. The total amount of stock bought back by companies since the 2008 crisis even exceeds the Federal Reserve’s spending on buying bonds over the same period as part of quantitative easing. Both pushed up asset prices.’.. In other words, between the Federal Reserve injecting a massive amount of liquidity into the financial markets, and corporations buying back their own shares, there have been effectively no other real buyers in the market… Interestingly, we warned previously: ‘The explosion of corporate debt in recent years will become problematic during the next bear market. As the deterioration in asset prices increases, many companies will be unable to refinance their debt, or worse, forced to liquidate. With the current debt-to-GDP ratio at historic highs, it is unlikely this will end mildly.’ “

Clarmond: The Virus Exposed That Treasury Collateral Is Anything But Stable – by Mustafa Zaidi, head of Research and Development at Clarmond Wealth – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/clarmond-virus-exposed-treasury-collateral-anything-stable – “Given the Covid-19 test the upcoming SOFR system has shown vulnerability on two counts: first, collateral can be unstable and second, there are not enough trade dollars for settlements. The Fed will have to address the first by actively controlling the yield curve and the second by opening up substantial US$ swap lines to other central banks. The Fed’s balance sheet cannot be challenged so it will either the castrate levered / hedge fund money so they cannot destabilise the treasury market again or they will temporarily lift the leverage regulations on the banks, as the banks assist the Fed in its policy rather than take it on like a hedge fund… Our payment system is a credit system, and we need to have enough credit to settle our payments, even if we have no money. And this credit system needs a stable collateral and lots of US$s to work efficiently.(emphasis added)

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Pens Open Letter to US Public – from TeleSur – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55024.htm – “In the text, President Nicolás Maduro rejected the threats of the Trump administration against Venezuela that seek to lead the region to an expensive, bloody and indefinite armed conflict… ” We in Venezuela do not want an armed conflict in our region. We want fraternal relationships, cooperation, exchange and respect,’ he said… He stated that the country cannot accept war threats, or blockades, nor the intention to install an international guardianship that violates sovereignty and ignores the advances of the last year in the political dialogue between the government and a large part of the Venezuelan opposition.”

Video Showing Pandemic Crisis at Elmhurst Hospital in New York was Produced by Simulations Expert Leading to Questions of Authenticity – from Need to Know News – https://needtoknow.news/2020/04/video-showing-pandemic-crisis-at-elmhurst-hospital-in-new-york-was-produced-by-simulations-expert-leading-to-questions-of-authenticity/Comment: This article is the source of the Amazing Polly video below, and includes the (propaganda?) video that Polly analyzes.

Real World or Simulation? (31 min) – by Amazing PollyComment: IMO, a great contribution by Polly to the information debunking the current media frenzy bewailing the “crush” of patients “overwhelming” hospitals and clinics.

Trump Admits on LIVE TV That C-Vi-Rus “WAS ARTIFICIALLY INDUCED” (9 min) – “This was Artificially Induced, They said ‘Close it Down, you have to close it down,’ We closed it down, and we’re healing and we’re gonna get it better fast…”

COVID-19 Crisis In Russia: Federal Government Strikes Backhttps://southfront.org/covid-19-crisis-in-russia-federal-government-strikes-back/ – “Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has slammed regional authorities that closed administrative borders of their regions and restricited the movement and ordered to remove such restrictions… At a meeting with regional envoys on April 6, Mishustin emphasized that it is “unacceptable” for Russia’s regions to close their borders with other regions of the country… Earlier, Chechnya, Crimea, Tatarstan and some other regions imposed a de-facto regime of the ‘administrative’ self-isolation from the rest of the country under pretext of combating the COVID-19 outbreak. This decision faced a strong negative reaction among the local population because of its apparent negative impact to the social and economic situation in the country… These actions followed the announcement of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin of the country’s shutdown until April 30 in an adress to the nation on April 2. During the same adress, President Putin in fact provided regional authorities with additional powers (in fact emergency powers) that they have immidiately started exploiting.”

Here’s How Well California Complies With The Stay-At-Home Order – Cellphone tracking data shows how California is doing compared to the nation as a whole during the coronavirus crisis – by Nick Garber – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/h2mrm/here-s-how-well-california-complies-with-the-stay-at-home-order

Fake Coronavirus Data, Fear Campaign. Spread of the COVID-19 Infection – by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/fake-coronavirus-data-fear-campaign-spread-of-the-covid-19-infection/5708643 – “The Unspoken Truth:   Unprecedented Global Crisis – The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to trigger the entire World into a spiral of  mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair… This is the true picture of what is happening. “Planet Lockdown” is an encroachment on civil liberties and the “Right to Life”. Entire national economies are in jeopardy. In some countries martial law has been declared… Small and medium sized capital are slated to be eliminated. Big capital prevails. A massive concentration of corporate wealth is ongoing… Is a diabolical “New World Order” in the making as suggested by Henry Kissinger (WSJ Opinion, April 3, 2020): ‘The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order.’

Another Must Watch video: Catherine Austin Fitts – We are Dealing with a Spiritual War (50 min) – Interview by Greg Hunter

MEDIA CAUGHT RED-HANDED USING DUMMIES IN PANDEMIC FOOTAGE : REALLY? (14 min)

From the Official-(Russian?)-State-Propaganda Desk: COVID-19 Death Toll in US Rises Above 10,000Johns Hopkins University – https://sputniknews.com/us/202004061078858761-covid-19-death-toll-in-us-rises-above-10000/ – “According to the university, which provides aggregate figures of the coronavirus disease outbreak across the globe, the total number of confirmed cases in the US since the start of the outbreak now stands at 338,995, the highest number of infections in any country, while the number of deaths has reached 10,335, the third-highest toll worldwide… Meanwhile, the number of COVD-19 cases in New York state has reached 130,689 on Monday, with 16,837 patients requiring hospitalisation.”

Gov. Newsom Confirms CA Is Providing Money For Illegal Alien Business Owners Not Covered By Stimulus – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/gov-newsom-confirms-ca-is-providing-money-for-illegal-alien-business-owners-not-covered-by-stimulus/ – “During a press conference on Friday, Newsom said, ‘[W]e always consider those that are documented, those that are undocumented, those that are living in mixed-status families,’.. ‘Just yesterday, I announced the work we are doing to help support small businesses. I very specifically mentioned in my remarks yesterday that there are many businesses, tens of thousands of businesses that do not and cannot get the support of the [Small Business Administration],’.. ‘Those individual businesses, we are making available these emergency grants through our IBank to do these micro-loans to provide access,’ He continued… The $350 billion in forgivable loans for businesses that employ less than 500 people are to be given to small businesses, who cannot fire their employees after receiving the funds, and must spend the money in a certain amount of time as to not gain interest, and lastly, they must be properly documented.” (emphases added)

From the COVID-1984 Desk: Health experts call for Roosevelt-style programs to kill virus, revive economy – By Reid Wilson – https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/491269-health-experts-call-for-roosevelt-style-programs-to-kill-virus-revive – “Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) said Friday that his state would join with Partners In Health, a Boston-based global health nonprofit, to turn staffers into contact tracers, the backbone of any robust public health effort to squelch a deadly disease… Those contact tracers will interview people who have been infected with the coronavirus to determine who around them might also have been exposed. Those who may have been exposed will be warned to watch for symptoms themselves, giving public health officials a window into how the coronavirus is spreading and who might next be at risk… Public health experts across the country hope Massachusetts will not be alone for long. Increasingly, those who have warned for months about the virus’s potential spread now say a mass-scale national program aimed at suppressing the virus at a community level through that sort of robust contact tracing is crucial to stopping its spread… Such a program aimed at bolstering national public health would be unprecedented in the history of the country. But as the economy nosedives into what could be a depression and millions lose their jobs in the space of a few days and weeks, a government-backed effort to get those people back to work does have a precedent, in Depression-era programs like the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)… In their brief histories, the WPA and the CCC employed nearly 1 in 10 Americans, giving people a paycheck in the years between Franklin Roosevelt’s election and the outset of World War II. In its first year, the WPA accounted for more than 6 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product — the equivalent of about $1.3 trillion in today’s dollars… That, public health experts said, would be money well-spent to both get a handle on a virus that has infected more than 332,000 people and killed almost 9,500 as of Sunday afternoon… ‘We need an army of contact tracers in every community in the United States to find every contact to warn them to take care of themselves and not to infect others,’ said Tom Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who now runs the global health nonprofit Resolve to Save Lives. ‘Contact tracing is a core public health activity. It’s bread and butter of public health.’ ” (emphases added) – Comment: I would speculate that this has been part of the Plandemic all along. Rather than using government funding to pay for public works projects as in the 30’s, hot money from the Fed will fund an army of, essentially, Stazi-like government agents.

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Web Research Links for the Week of 3/30/20

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Video Removed & BBC inferred I lied. My two cents – by Dana Ashlie (24 min) – https://youtu.be/dvqBwPgrX_s – ” Dana Ashlie talks about the unexplained removal of her recent video discussing the effects of 60ghz 5G radiation on the orbital spin of electrons of oxygen and its possible interference in the uptake of oxygen by hemoglobin in blood cells, provides more confirmation of this possible (untested) possibility, and exposes the extreme rush toward implementation of 5G in the United States through the Orwellian “Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020” signed on March 24th by Trump, which calls for: ‘Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the President shall develop and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress an implementation plan for the Strategy (referred to in this Act as the Implementation Plan), which shall include, at a minimum, the following: 9) A plan for engagement with private sector communications infrastructure and systems equipment developers and critical infrastructure owners and operators who have a critical dependency on communications infrastructure to share information and findings on 5th and future generations wireless communications systems and infrastructure equipment standards to secure platforms. (10) A plan for engagement with private sector communications infrastructure and systems equipment developers to encourage the maximum participation possible on standards-setting bodies related to such systems and infrastructure equipment standards by public and private sector entities from the United States. (14) A plan for research and development by the Federal Government, in close partnership with trusted supplier entities, mutual defense treaty allies, strategic partners, and other countries to reach and maintain United States leadership in 5th and future generations wireless communications systems and infrastructure security, including the development of an ongoing capability to identify security vulnerabilities in 5th and future generations wireless communications systems.’ ” – Dana Ashlie continues her brilliant work on subjects related to the “Coronavirus Pandemic”

From the Break-Out-The-Torches-And-Pitchforks Desk: “It is fair to say things won’t go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we’ve gotten out to basically the entire world.” ~ Bill Gates – (23 sec. video)https://twitter.com/LegendaryEnergy/status/1246907612152676354

From the Somethin’-Here-Ain’t-Exactly-Right Desk: ΝYC ΙCU DR with nothing to gain shares INCREDIBLE insight… (10 min) – by Dana Ashlie

Must, Must, MUST Read: Waves Of Mutilation: Medical Tyranny And The Cashless Society – by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/4175-waves-of-mutilation-medical-tyranny-and-the-cashless-society – “Back in 2014 during the Ebola scare in the US I published an article warning about how a global pandemic could be used by the elites as cover for the implementation of an economic collapse as well as martial law measures in western nations. My immediate concern was the way in which a viral outbreak could be engineered or exploited as a rationale for a level of social control that the public would never accept under normal circumstances. And this could be ANY viral outbreak, not just Ebola. The point is the creation of an “invisible enemy” that the populace cannot quantify and defend itself against without constant government oversight… I noted specifically how the government refused to apply air travel restrictions in 2014 to nations where the outbreak had taken hold when they could have stopped the spread in its tracks. This is something that was done again in 2020 as the UN’s WHO and governments including our government in the US refused to stop air travel from China, pretending as if it was not a hot zone and that the virus was nothing to worry about… This attitude of nonchalance serves a purpose. The establishment NEEDS the pandemic to spread, because then they have a rationale for strict controls of pubic activities and movements. This is the end goal. They have no care whatsoever for public health or safety. The end game is to acquire power, not save lives.  In fact, they might prefer a higher death count in the beginning as this would motivate the public to beg for more restrictions in the name of security.” (emphases added)

WATCH:  Massive Police Response To Child’s Birthday Party During Lockdown (11 min) – by Ben Swann

Martial Law and the US Constitution…- by Ralph Fucetola JD – https://bolenreport.com/martial-law-and-the-us-constitution/ – “…when it came time to write the Constitution limiting the powers of the new central government it is not surprising that there is no provision in the Constitution permitting Martial Law… Late last month as part of the COVID Emergency Health Summit I interviewed constitutional scholar and lawyer, Larry Becraft, JD (known to many of us as The Dean of the Patriot Lawyers). In that interview we discussed the possibility and legality of Martial Law as a response to the declared pandemic. This article is based on that discussion and subsequent research… Since there is no provision in the Constitution allowing Martial Law, how did President Lincoln seek to impose Martial Law? How did President Wilson do so? How did FDR do so, going as far as incarcerating hundreds of thousands of American citizens of Japanese origin for years?”

Police App Encourages People To Report Neighbors Who Violate Stay At Home Orders – by MassPrivateIhttps://www.activistpost.com/2020/04/police-app-encourages-people-to-report-neighbors-who-violate-stay-at-home-orders.html – “GeekWire revealed  how the Bellevue Police Department has turned a public service app into a report on your neighbors app.  You can report these incidents through the MyBellevue app on your electronic device or the MyBellevue portal… ‘Police in Bellevue, Wash., are asking residents to report violations of the state’s “stay home” order online in an effort to clear up 911 lines for emergencies.’.. A recent Associated Press article revealed that people are happy to report on their neighbors: ‘Snitches are emerging as enthusiastic allies as cities, states and countries work to enforce directives meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the virus pandemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives worldwide. They’re phoning police and municipal hotlines, complaining to elected officials and shaming perceived scofflaws on social media.’ ”

From the Vlad-Goes-To-The-Dark-Side Desk: Putin Tells Russian Security Council That Month-Long Quarantine Vital to Stem COVID-19https://sputniknews.com/russia/202004031078821010-putin-tells-russian-security-council-that-month-long-quarantine-vital-to-stem-covid-19/ – ” ‘You know that in accordance with my decree, special measures have been extended until the end of April, quarantine measures are being carried out. It is necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus infection. That’s what experts say,’ he said during the council’s meeting, which was conducted in a video conference mode… The president added that the authorities would listen carefully to expert opinion.”

From the We-Do-What-We’re-Told Desk: Social distancing works, but resistance prompts worries of growing crisis – by Nathaniel Weixel – https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491097-social-distancing-works-but-resistance-prompts-worries-of-growing – “Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, said it is clear that social distancing measures are working, but he is concerned that the entire country is not following them… ‘It worked in California, in Seattle, that’s great. … We are a very mobile country and there are still places where they are not doing physical distancing at all,’ Benjamin said… Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, recently questioned why some states have resisted… ‘I don’t understand why that’s not happening,” Fauci  told CNN on Thursday. “If you look at what’s going on in this country, I just don’t understand why we’re not doing that. We really should be.’ ”

Introductory video from Jon Rappoport and Solari.com:  Coronavirus, Epidemics, and Vaccine Terrorismhttps://home.solari.com/coronavirus-epidemics-vaccine-mandates-with-jon-rappoport/ – with a major three-part audio series on the “The Creation of a False Epidemic with Jon Rappoport” hosted on Solari at: https://home.solari.com/the-creation-of-a-false-epidemic-with-jon-rappoport/ – I strongly suggest listening to these to deepen your understanding of what’s happening here, and what the people of Earth are faced with.

Nobody Knows What the Supposed “Covid-19 Test” Is Even Testing For – Food and Drug Administration: ‘Detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus’ – by Jon Rappoport – https://www.anti-empire.com/nobody-knows-what-the-supposed-covid-19-test-is-even-testing-for/ – “In this article, I’ll present quotes from official sources about their own diagnostic test for the coronavirus. I’m talking about fatal flaws in the test… Because case numbers are based on those tests (or no tests at all), the whole “pandemic effect” has been created out of fake science… In a moment of truth, a propaganda pro might murmur to a colleague, “You know, we’ve got a great diagnostic test for the virus. The test turns out all sorts of results that say this person is diseased and that person is diseased. Millions of diseased people. But the test doesn’t really measure that. The test is ridiculous, but ridiculous in our favor. It builds the picture of a global pandemic. An excuse to lock down the planet and wreck economies and lives…” (emphasis added)

From the Believe-In-Government-God Desk: Trump: Obeying COVID-19 Guidelines is a ‘Matter of Life and Death’ – by Alice Green – http://punchingbagpost.com/2020/04/02/trump-obeying-covid-19-guidelines-is-a-matter-of-life-and-death/ – ” ‘The surge is coming, and it’s coming pretty strong,’ said President Trump Tuesday during a press conference at the White House. ‘As a nation, we’re going to have a really rough two weeks. Our strength will be tested and our endurance will be tried.’.. On Sunday, Trump extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April as experts warned the US to expect between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths. Without social distancing and other methods, the projected number of deaths increases to between 1.6 and 2.2 million… ‘This is tough. People are suffering,’ said Dr. Anthony Fauci. ‘It’s inconvenient from a societal standpoint, from an economic standpoint to go through this, but this is going to be the answer to our problems.’.. The Administration this week unveiled its new “30 Days to Slow the Spread” guidelines, which reiterate and extend existing advice including: social distancing, frequent hand washing, working from home, avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people, and bypassing discretionary travel… ‘It is absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines,’ said Trump. ‘It’s a matter of life and death.’ ” – Comment: If you believe this, I have a bridge in Wuhan you might be interested in.

German journalist Billy Six goes to hospital ‘teeming with coronavirus patients’ – Empty (47 min)

Rioters, police clash in Jaffa (Israel) after officers accuse man of violating quarantinehttps://www.timesofisrael.com/rioters-police-clash-in-jaffa-after-officers-accuse-man-of-violating-quarantine/ – “Dozens of people protested and some rioted in Jaffa on Wednesday after police stopped a man and accused him of breaking mandatory coronavirus quarantine… The man refused to show officers his identification card and was eventually fined for being more than 100 meters from his home… Police said that as they questioned the man they were encircled by his family members, some of whom attacked officers… Police said in a statement that rioters ‘arrived on the scene in an organized fashion with stones, tires and flammable materials.’ Protesters clashed with police, burning tires and blocking roads.”

Small Group of Coronavirus Patients Exhibit Neurological Symptoms – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/small-group-of-coronavirus-patients-exhibit-neurological-symptoms/ – “A woman in Michigan could remember her name, but not much else. A brain scan showed swelling and inflammation. She was diagnosed with acute necrotizing encephalopathy, a rare complication from some viruses, and she remains in critical condition according to the New York Times… Dr. Elissa Fory, a neurologist with Henry Ford Health System, said ‘The pattern of involvement, and the way that it rapidly progressed over days, is consistent with viral inflammation of the brain.’.. She continued, ‘This may indicate the virus can invade the brain directly in rare circumstances.’.. Several other cases showed that older patients who went to the doctor for neurological symptoms were also diagnosed with the virus… ‘It could be as simple as low levels of oxygen in the bloodstream,’ Dr. Robert Stevens, a neurologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine said.” (emphasis added)Comment: Impairment of oxygenation could be consistent with exposure to 60ghz microwaves in the 5G range…

Two Plans To “Re-Open” the Country Include COVID-19 Tracking Via Cell Phones and Mass Vaccination Program – by Sayer Ji –  https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/two-plans-re-open-country-include-covid-19-tracking-cell-phones-and-mass-vaccinat01 “As the world, and the United States, waits anxiously for news of when the outbreak and lockdown will end, two new plans outline requirements that will significantly impact our already suspended civil liberties… An important article published in STAT titled, “Two new road maps lay out possible paths to end coronavirus lockdowns,” reveals two plans for re-opening our country, one which offers no definite timeline, and the second indicating the soonest would be June: ‘The first, from Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy expert and vice-provost of the University of Pennsylvania (and brother of Rahm Emanuel of “Never let a good crisis go to waste fame), suggests lockdowns could ease up in June. The second, from former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb and colleagues, doesn’t set a date, but rather outlines the evidence that communities would need to begin lifting some of the more draconian restrictions.’.. Ezekiel Emanuel is vice provost of global initiatives and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Emanuel’s opinion on how to “stop the virus” is: ‘A nationwide shelter-in-place or quarantine should take place for the next eight to 10 weeks. According to Chinese data, this would mean the number of Covid-19 cases would peak in four weeks or so and then decline over the next four to six weeks. So, as hard as it would be, everybody but essential workers would have to remain inside until roughly June 1st.’.. Included in his suggestions are the following remedies, predicated as they are on surveillance of the entire population and an egregious violation of privacy: ‘State and local health department then need to deploy thousands of teams to trace contacts of all new Covid-19 cases using cellphone data, social media data, and data from thermometer tests and the like. We also need to get infected people to inform their own contacts. It would be easier to lift the national quarantine if we isolate new cases, find and test all their contacts, and isolate any of them who may be infected.’.. ‘Create a Covid-19 certification system. States should use blood tests to certify people who have had Covid-19, are immune and are no longer contagious. These people could then work in hospitals or other areas where being risk-free would be a benefit.’ ”

COVID-1984: Rick Hack Reports (2 min) – The REAL NEWS Headlines in brief with your favourite unorthodox anchorman, Rick Hack!

Syria And Turkey Ramp Up Preparations For New Military Confrontation (w/Video 4min) – https://southfront.org/syria-and-turkey-ramp-up-preparations-for-new-military-confrontation/ – “At the same time, sources close to Idlib militants announced that Ankara is forming five new units consisting of its own troops, members of the National Front for Liberation and the Syrian National Army. Both these militant groups are funded and trained by Turkey. The newly formed units will be led by Turkish officers and allegedly include 9,000 Syrian militants and a similar number of Turkish troops. Pro-Turkish sources speculate that this force will be tasked with securing the M4 highway in southern Idlib and clearing the area of radical groups like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. After this, a security zone will be established and joint Turkish-Russian patrols will be launched in the area as it was agreed to by Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The problem with this theory is that the Turkish-backed groups, which should supposedly be involved in this operation are allied with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other al-Qaeda-linked organizations. So, they will have little motivation to confront them shifting the burden of fighting to Turkish troops.”

From the Blast-From-The-Past Desk: Bill Ryan of Project Camelot on the Anglo-Saxon Mission interview transcript (from 2010 – 57 min ) – Full interview transcript: http://projectcamelot.org/lang/en/anglo_saxon_mission_interview_transcript_en.html

There Are Multiple Strains Of Coronavirus; Here’s What We Know – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/there-are-least-8-strains-coronavirus-heres-what-we-know – “As COVID-19 blankets the globe – now having officially infected over 800,000 people in 179 countries, causing over 39,000 deaths – scientists are tracking a multitude of strains, according to USA Today… The virus has undergone over a hundred tiny mutations which act like genetic fingerprints – allowing researchers to see how the virus is migrating and splitting into similar but new subtypes, which can be seen at the website NextStrain.org… (for more on “strain” vs “mutation” and why the terminology is causing confusion, see this thread from NextStrain’s Trevor Bedford): ‘Labs around the world are turning their sequencing machines, most about the size of a desktop printer, to the task of  rapidly sequencing the genomes of virus samples taken from people sick with COVID-19. The information is uploaded to a website called NextStrain.org that shows how the virus is migrating and splitting into similar but new subtypes.’ –USA Today

Santa Cruz County Extends Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Orderhttps://patch.com/california/santacruz/santa-cruz-county-extends-shelter-place-order – Santa Cruz County has extended its shelter-in-place order through May 3, bringing the county in line with many others in the immediate Bay Area that issued extensions Tuesday… Santa Cruz County first issued its shelter-in-place order March 16, with plans to keep it in place through April 7… Early evidence suggests that the last order has slowed transmission rates (Question: According to what evidence?) of the new coronavirus, the order said. County Health Officer Gail Newel will re-evaluate the order as more data is available… ‘I expect the weeks ahead will be challenging, and it is imperative that we not let down our guard as we work together to reduce the impacts from this disease,’ Newel said in a news release Tuesday night announcing the change.”

Left-wing Billionaire Bill Gates Thinks He Knows Better Than Trump: Calls For Nationwide Shutdown [Opinion] – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/left-wing-billionaire-bill-gates-thinks-he-knows-better-than-trump-calls-for-nationwide-shutdown-opinion/ – ” ‘This is a recipe for disaster. Because people can travel freely across state lines, so can the virus. The country’s leaders need to be clear: Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere,’ he continued… ‘Until the case numbers start to go down across America — which could take 10 weeks or more — no one can continue business as usual or relax the shutdown.’.. Gates pointed out that there could potentially be a vaccine within 18 months, but said, ‘creating a vaccine is only half the battle.’.. ‘We can start now by building the facilities where these vaccines will be made,’ the Microsoft founder wrote. ‘Because many of the top candidates are made using unique equipment, we’ll have to build facilities for each of them, knowing that some won’t get used.’.. Gates continued, ‘Private companies can’t take that kind of risk, but the federal government can. It’s a great sign that the administration made deals this week with at least two companies to prepare for vaccine manufacturing. I hope more deals will follow.’ ”

From the Catapulting-The-Propaganda Desk: New York Prisoners Offered PPE and $6 an Hour to Dig Mass Graves for Coronavirus Victims – The job is being presented as a voluntary service. But in reality, prisoners have little choice. – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/04/new-york-prisoners-offered-ppe-and-6-an-hour-to-dig-mass-graves-for-coronavirus-victims.htmlComment: MASS GRAVES !!! OMG !!!

More good news! Citizen reporters go & do what the media won’t! (12 min) – by Dana Ashley – There is apparently major fraud between the Govt., The (“Mainstream”) Media, and the Medical “Industry”

Important Questions Regarding the Current Health Situation (1hr 28min) – Dr. Thomas Cowan – https://zoom.us/rec/play/6JF8Juz6rm03TtWT5QSDBPQqW9S5JqKshilKr6ELzB2xB3JSO1GjYucTNOMhfOm5-BcCHyT6-3zt5sd8Comment: All is not what it’s made out to be in the world of “COVID-19.” Dr. Cowan gives us some surprising information and a new perspective on all of the “news.”

All Roads Lead to Dark Winter – by Whitey Webb & Raul Diego – https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/top-news/all-roads-lead-dark-winter/ – “The leaders of two controversial pandemic simulations that took place just months before the Coronavirus crisis – Event 201 and Crimson Contagion – share a common history, the 2001 biowarfare simulation Dark Winter. Dark Winter not only predicted the 2001 anthrax attacks, but some of its participants had clear foreknowledge of those attacks… In addition to missing samples of anthrax, ebola, hanta virus and a variant of AIDS, two of the missing specimens had been labeled “unknown” – ‘an Army euphemism for classified research whose subject was secret,’ according to reports. The vast majority of the specimens lost were never found and an Army spokesperson would later claim that it was ‘likely some were simply thrown out with the trash.’ ”

Rabobank: “This Is The Dynamic That Will Trigger The Next Round Of Global Turmoil Ahead” – by Michael Every – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/rabobank-dynamic-will-trigger-next-round-global-turmoil-ahead – “Allow me to repeat once again: the crucial factor for markets to consider imminently is that not all economies and currencies are created equal. Not everyone is going to be able to get away with 20% fiscal deficits paid for by central banks. Only the US is guaranteed to be able to do so without crushing its currency due to the USD reserve function. The vast majority won’t, and there will be a high price paid for any stimulus… Let’s see how AUD and NZD and CAD and GBP, et al., ultimately fare as they go the zero rates and unlimited QE route as if there is natural market demand for them globally; and emerging markets are in a far deeper hole if they want to push back fiscally against the ‘rules of the game’ in the same way that developed economies are… The underlying issue is still ‘another day, another US dollar’. And there aren’t that many to go round in EM space in particular, doubly so when export earnings evaporate ahead – which they will. That key dynamic is set to trigger the next round of global turmoil ahead. Coming soon: Imperial vs. Rebel sums fighting over the USD Death Star.”

Fed Launches Repo Facility To Provide Dollars To Foreign Central Bank – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-launches-repo-facility-provide-dollars-foreign-central-bank – “…perhaps Powell felt a bit unloved and at 830am this morning the Fed unveiled yet another “temporary” emergency liquidity providing facility, this time to foreign central banks, in the form of a repo facility targeting “foreign and international monetary authorities”, i.e. foreign central banks which will be allowed to exchange Treasuries held in custody at the Fed for US dollars… In other words, just a week after the Fed “enhanced” its swap lines with central banks and included a bunch of non G-5 central banks to the list of counterparties, it has found that this is not working – perhaps due to the prohibitive rates on the facility – and is now handing out dollars outright against US denominated securities. We wonder if the central bank uptake will be any higher than the repo facility aimed at US dealers and which is now redundant. Of course, when that fails the Fed can just offer to buy all central bank securities in what even reputable FX strategists now joke is a Fed on full tilt, and intent on buying out all foreign central banks… And so, just as the financial situation was starting (to seem to) to stabilize, the Fed reminds everyone just how broken everything still is.”

Being in the Age of Corona – by Gilad Atzmon – https://gilad.online/writings/2020/3/30/being-in-the-age-of-corona – “Two existential realisations are crucial in light of the above: 1. Many things, including life itself, are inflicted on us. We do not choose to be in the world, we do not choose who we are; our genes, DNA, the list of gifts and faults that make us into what we are, are in most cases imposed on us by the act of birth. We are often locked into situations that are basically forced on us. This includes being thrown into the world as well as being taken away. We may as well be upset by the fact that the sun rises in the east or by the shortening days of the winter. Being in the world is a form of acceptance or even surrender.”

I got a request from Alignable, which is supposedly dedicated to supporting local businesses, for ideas on how businesses in Santa Cruz can be helped. I posted the following:

My wife’s skin care business is completely closed. How can Santa Cruz businesses be helped when the general population complies meekly with an “order” from an appointed public health official who seems to be deriving jurisdiction from Federal Emergency Powers which seem to be entirely Unconstitutional? How long are people going to comply with this regime based on computer models of a ginned up “crisis” that are now massively exposed under expert analyses as being faulty and shockingly overblown? Multiple eminent virologists have come out with this information and their expert opinions that a “lock-down” (a term from the prison industry) is not only not effective, but is harmful to society in serious ways. This virus is not virulent when we have access to the successful treatment protocols that have been reported by doctors from around the globe.

From the What-You’re-Not-Supposed-To-Know Desk: This Huge Jewish Finance Firm Just Took Over the US Treasury and Fed (Blackrock, Transcript + Audio 38min) – by Jazzhands McFeels and James Allsup – https://russia-insider.com/en/huge-jewish-finance-firm-just-took-over-us-treasury-and-fed-blackrock-transcript-audio/ri28494in this detailed segment, approx. 1/4 of Sunday’s Fash-The-Nation podcast, Jazz and James look into the crazy-making swamp behind the forming “Greatest Depression,”  and into the question of just what might be Wagging the Dog. The transcript, which is apparently automatically generated and has glitches, is very helpful, particularly if you read it while you listen at 1.5x speed.

Ford, GE Promise To Build 15,000 Ventilators Over Next 100 Days; Washington DC Mayor Issues ‘Stay At Home’ Order: Live Updates – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/spains-covid-19-case-total-passes-chinas-south-korea-reports-rash-new-cases-liveComment: Detailed reporting on many things happening now… Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is warning that medical experts say the coronavirus pandemic could escalate within two weeks in the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland region, where it could resemble the current level of cases in New York City… New Jersey recorded 3,347 new positive cases since yesterday, bringing our statewide total to 16,636… Virginia’s new ‘stay at home order’ will last until June 10 until modified, which critics cited as a more reasonable timeline, and noted that even Trump is now making gestures toward June… Gov. Phil Murphy kept his promise to “shame” those caught violating the state’s lockdown, among them involving residents facing charges including four buddies who met to drag race in a school parking lot, men who held weddings, a woman who left her home to toss a Molotov cocktail at her boyfriend’s residence (unsuccessfully, we might add) and a billiards hall owner who reopened after he was ordered to close.” (emphasis added)

The Common Roots Of Climate Change And COVID-19 Hysteria – by Patrick Wood – https://www.technocracy.news/the-common-roots-of-climate-change-and-covid-19-hysteria/ – “People want to know: just how bad is the COVID-19 virus and is fighting it worth the destruction of the world’s economic and financial system while disrupting the lives of hundreds of millions of people? The story behind the story will make it clear that things are seldom as they seem… In short and when seen through the lens of Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, the whole world has just been punked and then panicked into destroying itself over COVID-19… What the Sustainable Development crowd needed was to put their non-performing racehorse “Global Warming” out to pasture and find a brand new horse that could finally run and win the race to what the UN calls “deep transformation” of the entire global economic system. The new horse is named “COVID-19”. Different horse, same jockey, same race, same finish line.” – Comment: Excellent article by Patrick Wood, nailing the deep involvement of Global Technocrats in the creation and ongoing exploitation of the NCV “crisis.”

BREAKING: France Officially Sanctions (makes allowance for) Chloroquine After 78 of 80 Coronavirus Patients Recover – by David Lindfield – https://southfront.org/turkey-deploys-equipment-in-syrias-idlib-to-repair-m4-highway/ – “France 24 English reported, ‘The French government has officially sanctioned prescriptions of chloroquine to treat certain coronavirus patients.’.. France’s director general of health Jérôme Salomon said, ‘This ensures continued treatment of patients who have been treated for several years for a chronic condition with this drug, but also allows a temporary authorization to allow certain patients with coronavirus to benefit from this therapeutic route.’.. Chloroquine is a drug often used to fight malaria, but also has successfully treated certain patients infected with coronavirus… According to The Daily Wire, the five-day recovery time (of the patients in the study) is “considerably” faster “than the usual 14 days and for some it can go up to 28 days if they recover at all… Dr. Raouly cheered the news via social media on Saturday: ‘Thanks to Philippe Douste-Blazy, former Minister of Health and member of the Board of Directors of the @IHU_Marseille, for his position,’ he wrote.”

Bill De Blasio Threatens to Close Churches That Resist Shutdown Order – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/bill-de-blasio-threatens-to-close-churches-that-resist-shutdown-order/ – ” ‘So, I want to say to all those who are preparing the potential of religious services this weekend – if you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,’ de Blasio said to reporters… ‘I don’t say that with any joy. It’s the last thing I would like to do because I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faiths in this time of crisis, but we do not need gatherings that will endanger people.’.. ‘No faith tradition endorses anything that endangers the members of that faith,’ de Blasio continued. ‘So, the NYPD, Fire Department, Buildings Department, and everyone has been instructed that if they see worship services going on, they will go to the officials of that congregation, they’ll inform them they need to stop the services and disperse.’.. ‘If that does not happen, they will take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently,’ de Blasio added.”

Rosneft Abruptly Exits Venezuela, Sells Assets To Russian State, Amid US Squeeze On Maduro – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/rosneft-abruptly-exits-venezuela-sells-assets-russian-state-amid-us-squeeze-maduro – “In the past weeks the Kremlin has shown it’s willing to punch back as well as take drastic necessary defensive action  in the face of Washington sanctions at a moment America is preoccupied and made more vulnerable by the coronavirus threat — first by dumping OPEC+ and MbS, effectively declaring war on US shale — and now by taking aggressive measures to insulate Russia’s state-controlled Rosneft… On Saturday Rosneft announced it has sold off all its Venezuelan oil assets to an unnamed Russian state entity. “The government of the Russian Federation has acquired assets in Venezuela from Rosneft. A company 100% owned by the Russian Federation has become the owner,” Russia’s TASS said… A company statement framed the move as key to protecting shareholders’ interests at a moment the Trump administration ramps up pressure on Maduro and external entities still doing business with Caracas.”

Media steers clear of questioning Biden about sexual allegations against him – by Mike Santorini – https://newspushed.com/media-steers-clear-of-questioning-biden-about-sexual-allegations-against-him/ – “On Wednesday, (former Biden Staffer Tara) Reade, in an interview with podcast host Katie Halper, said there’s more to her experience with the former vice president… She said Biden kissed her and penetrated her with his fingers without her consent. When Reader pulled away, she says, Biden told her: “Come on, man. I heard you liked me.” The incident, according to Reader, took place near the Capitol building. She met Biden there after being asked, by a more senior staffer, to bring him his gym bag… Biden’s campaign denied the allegations on Friday. “Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false,” said deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement… Biden has been a vocal supporter of women who come forward with sexual allegations. ‘For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real,’ Biden  said during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.”

Tucker Carlson Defends His Bold Prediction: Biden Will Not Be the 2020 Democratic Nominee – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/tucker-carlson-defends-his-bold-prediction-biden-will-not-be-the-2020-democratic-nominee/ – “Tucker Carlson said, ‘I am utterly convinced, and would bet money, that Joe Biden will not be the Democratic nominee on election day. I just don’t believe that. I really don’t.’.. ‘He shouldn’t be working still,’ he said. ‘I’m not being mean. I know him. I’ve always liked him. But that’s true. And so, those are two trains traveling toward each other at high speed. Two competing imperatives. We’ve got to win, but we’ve got a guy who can’t win. Therefore, they’re gonna replace him.’.. This is not the guy I’ve known, and you can ask anybody who knows him or has watched him,” Carlson said… ‘This is not him. He’s a completely different person, and he’s in decline and I feel bad about it. That’ll be me someday … I hope somebody loves me enough to not let me run for president.’ ”

Pentagon Orders Teams to Underground Mountain Bunkers in Preparation for Pandemic – by John Vibes – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/pentagon-teams-underground-mountain-bunkers-preparation-pandemic.html – “During the Cold War, the United States government came up with a contingency plan to ensure that the military was able to maintain power in the face of an existential threat. At the time, the threat that they had in mind was some type of nuclear attack, but this also includes a biological threat, like the one the world is currently facing… This strategy is known as “Continuity of Government” and it involves a variety of different plans that are intended to help the U.S. government and military maintain control of the region during times of emergency… These new precautions included the implementation of a lengthy line of succession for people who will fall into the executive role if something should happen to the president or vice president… The facilities used in these types of situations include Cheyenne Mountain, the Presidential Emergency Operations Center under the White House, Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Pennsylvania, and Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Pennsylvania… It is possible that additional members of the government will also be sent to isolated bunkers if the situation becomes more dangerous on the surface. There is no indication that further mobilizations are planned, but considering the secrecy of the operation, it is unlikely that such plans would be formally announced.”

The Fed’s Cure Risks Being Worse Than the Disease – by Jim Bianco – https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feds-cure-risks-being-worse-110052347.html – “But it’s the alphabet soup of new programs that deserve special consideration, as they could have profound long-term consequences for the functioning of the Fed and the allocation of capital in financial markets. Specifically, these are: ● CPFF (Commercial Paper Funding Facility) – buying commercial paper from the issuer. ● PMCCF (Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility) – buying corporate bonds from the issuer.  ● TALF (Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility) – funding backstop for asset-backed securities. ● SMCCF (Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility) – buying corporate bonds and bond ETFs in the secondary market. ● MSBLP (Main Street Business Lending Program) – Details are to come, but it will lend to eligible small and medium-size businesses, complementing efforts by the Small Business Association… To put it bluntly, the Fed isn’t allowed to do any of this. The central bank is only allowed to purchase or lend against securities that have government guarantee.”

Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020https://www.firearmspolicy.org/oppose-hr-5717-federal-gunpocalypse – “If you’re a gun owner, you literally need to drop everything you’re doing right now and oppose this bill… HR 5717 is the worst anti-gun legislation that FPC has ever seen. It could end gun rights in totality within a generation… In 2016, we fought hard against a huge surge of anti-gun legislation in California. We dubbed it “Gunpocalypse.”.. And now Rep. Hank Johnson has introduced a bill that rolls up all of Gunpocalypse – and more – into one federal bill… HR 5717 would: ● Create a nationwide gun registry Ban almost all semiautomatic rifles Institute a federal Magazine Ban Implement national “Red Flag” gun confiscation, ● Tax guns at 30% and ammo at 50% Ban patriots under 21 from exercising their Second Amendment rights,  ● Ration guns by making it illegal to purchase more than one firearm in a 30-day period, ● Force “Safe Storage” requirements on gun owners, ● Ban home builds, ● Ban suppressors, ● Force FFLs to spend massive amounts of money to comply with new “security” requirements, ● Expand “Gun Free Zones”, And more than we can possibly list here in this space”

Anonymous Message To Bill Gates (4 min)

Trump Admin Names Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwidehttps://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/28/ttrump-admin-names-gun-makers-retailers-essential-businesses-nationwide/ – “President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown… The DHS guidelines list as essential: ● Workers supporting the manufacturing of safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and first responders. ● Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.” – Comment: There seems to be some controversy about this within the “Administrative System.”

2 Arrested, 70 Cited for Violating Stay-At-Home Orders, Police Say – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/2-arrested-70-cited-for-violating-stay-at-home-orders-police-say/ – “The Star Advisor has reported that 70 citations and 2 arrests have been made from Hawaiian citizens who refuse to follow the shelter-in-place directives issued by the governor. A third arrest was reported during this time, but it was not related to the shelter rules… Violating the executive order is a misdemeanor that can be punished with a year in prison or a fine up to $5000… Hawaiian Gov. David has managed each island differently and although he has not established checkpoints across the board, it has been considered on the islands have only one road that would be easy for law enforcement to monitor.”

Chuck Norris Issues Chilling Coronavirus Statement — Warns of Rebellion, Martial Law – by David Lindfield – “In a report by Western Journal, Chuck Norris has presented concerns for the freedoms that are being restricted during this pandemic… Norris said he was concerned by the growing lockdown orders and curfews being enforced by law enforcement limiting citizens’ movements… ‘If the need for citizen confinement grows, and the restrictions increase, where does it end? And what excessive burden are we then placing upon law enforcement to corral even half of Americans (150 million)?’ he asked… ‘And if even the smallest transgression of confinement restrictions ends up being a misdemeanor, how will officials handle tens of millions of them?’.. Norris pointed out that if police are expected to enforce the curfews, they too could become stricken with coronavirus.”

Kennedy Center lays off musicians after receiving $25 Million in stimulus bill – by Mike Santorini – https://newspushed.com/kennedy-center-lays-off-musicians-after-receiving-25-million-in-stimulus-bill/ – “The orchestra’s Covid-19 Advisory Committee sent an email to 96 musicians on Friday, informing them that their checks would be cut off starting April 3, the Washington Free Beacon reported… ‘The Covid-19 Advisory Committee was broadsided today during our conversation with [Kennedy Center President] Deborah Rutter. Ms. Rutter abruptly informed us today that the last paycheck for all musicians and librarians will be April 3 and that we will not be paid again until the Center reopens,’ the email said. ‘Everyone should proceed as if their last paycheck will be April 3. We understand this will come [as a] shock to all of you, as it did to us.’ ”

Santa Cruz Police Will Enforce Shelter-In-Place Order, Dept. Says – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/santa-cruz-police-will-enforce-shelter-place-order-dept-says – “The Santa Cruz Police Department on Sunday announced its intention to actively enforce the city’s shelter-in-place order when officers sees businesses or groups of people in violation… The department says it generally relies on warnings, but is prepared to issue citations if it sees non-essential businesses violating the public health order to close or people outdoors in groups… ‘We do not take this enforcement stance lightly,’ the department said in a news release. ‘The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious community health threat, and the Public Health Order is enforceable.’ ” – Comment: My wife’s business is in the unincorporated area of the County. Still…

New Yorkers Who Break Social Distancing Rules Will Now Face Fines Up to $500 – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/new-yorkers-who-break-social-distancing-rules-will-now-face-fines-up-to-500/ – “New York City has shut down all nonessential businesses, and banned gatherings of any size. With 32,308 confirmed cases in New York City as of Sunday, De Blasio said fines of $250 to $500 would be given to those who are found congregating in public places… ‘You’ve been warned and warned and warned again,’ He said… ‘They’re going to give people every chance to listen, and if anyone doesn’t listen, then they deserve a fine at this point,’ de Blasio said. ‘I don’t want to fine people when so many folks are going through economic distress, but if they haven’t gotten the message by now, and they don’t get the message when an enforcement officer’s staring them in the face … that person then deserves the fine, so we’re going to proceed with that.’ “

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Dr. Deitrich Klinghardt gives details on natural treatments for the “Pandemic virus” and on how to use hypochlorous acid (AKA MMS2) for both a prophylactic and a treatment for COVID-19Link to the powerpoint that goes with the video: https://klinghardtinstitute.com/teachings/newest-corona-covid-19-dr-klinghardt-latest-research-session-19th-march-2020/

Must watch: TRUMP VS FAUCI: BATTLE OF AGENDAS (2 hr 15min) – The HighWire with Del Bigtree

Bill Gates Calls for Vaccine Certificates as Requirement for Travel – from Health Impact News – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/bill-gates-calls-for-vaccine-certificates-as-requirement-for-travel/Watch the 17 min video on this page (video has an add at the end, 16min 50sec). This looks like promotion of a mandatory vaccination agenda. According to Gates’ proposals, in order to travel people would need at least some kind of “official” test to certify they’d had “the disease.”

Virus Released in ’12 Monkeys’ | Dates in Movie & TV History | IMDb Original (3 min)

From the Now-Entering-The-Black-Hole Desk: We’re Living in 12 Monkeys (1hr 11min) – by Aaron and Melissa Dykes of TruthStream Media – Comment: It’s over folks, you can put a fork in us…

As 911 Gets Calls for Coughing Neighbors, Hotline Allows People to Snitch to Govt During Outbreak – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/as-911-gets-calls-for-coughing-neighbors-hotline-allows-people-to-snitch-to-govt-during-outbreak.html – “Starting last week in California, paranoid citizens began calling their local police departments via 911 to report their neighbors — for coughing. Seriously. Fast forward to this week, however, and we now have a hotline set up in Kentucky designed to take calls from people just like the ones in California who call the cops to report their neighbors for coughing… On Monday, Kentucky Governor Beshear announced a COVID-19 snitch hotline that allows citizens to report people and businesses who they think may be disobeying the state’s social distancing mandates. The COVID-19 reporting hotline is 1-833-KY-SAFER or (833)-597-2337… The governor’s decision drew immediate ire from Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie who compared it to a chapter out of George Orwell’s 1984.”

New York Hospital Giving Coronavirus Patients Massive Amounts of Vitamin Chttps://anonhq.com/new-york-hospital-giving-coronavirus-patients-massive-amounts-of-vitamin-c/ – “The administering of 1,500 milligrams of intravenous Vitamin C is over 16 times the recommended dietary allowance of the antioxidant, but has resulted in patients treated with the vitamin faring “significantly” better than those patients who aren’t receiving the treatment,  reports the New York Post… According to pulmonologist and critical-care specialist Dr. Andrew G. Weber, who is affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, intensive-care patients infected with the novel virus are immediately administered the massive dosage when they arrive in ICU. The powerful vitamin C dosage is re-administered intravenously three or four times per day, he added… Weber explained that the inspiration for the treatment comes after doctors in Shanghai, China, also used it.”

Two Hundred and Thirty Years of Rights and Liberties Shredded: Why I Oppose The Lockdown – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.wakingtimes.com/2020/03/25/two-hundred-and-thirty-years-of-rights-and-liberties-shredded-why-i-oppose-the-lockdown/ – “My opposition to the potential Lockdown is twofold but principally it is based on the fact that over two hundred and thirty years of rights and liberties should not be shredded on the basis of any threat, real or imagined. Americans either have rights or we don’t. There is no asterisk in the Constitution that states the Bill of Rights is null and void in the event of a terrorist attack or a virus outbreak. If we do not maintain our rights in a time of crisis, then, simply put, we do not truly have rights at all… If we do not maintain these rights, our country, such as it is, ceases to exist… As Peter Hitchens, one of the few critics of this Lockdown mentality (happening all over the world and, in his case, Britain)  wrote in his recent article for the Mail Online, ‘All the crudest weapons of despotism, the curfew, the presumption of guilt and the power of arbitrary arrest, are taking shape in the midst of what used to be a free country. And we, who like to boast of how calm we are in a crisis, seem to despise our ancient hard-bought freedom and actually want to rush into the warm, firm arms of Big Brother.’.. So here I am, twenty years after a writing career began as a result of generally good people who were frightened into giving away their rights, writing about exactly the same thing yet again. Of course, there may be time to reverse the direction in which we are heading. The next few weeks will most likely determine that matter. One thing is for certain, however, if Americans give up their rights now, they will never get them back.”

COVID 19, Created in North Carolina for Bio-Warfare, Paid for by the CIA and Trump Blames China – by Gordon Duffhttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/25/pravda-us-army-created-covid-19-in-2015-research-proofs-or-debunking-you-pick/ – “Documents below will show that research to create COVID 19 began in the United States in 2006 and culminated in a successful bio-weapon in 2015, with work done at the University of North Carolina and at Harvard and at the Food and Drug Administration’s lab in Arkansas… Their work was titled: ‘A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence’… They did this and more, so much more as you will read below.”

Harvard Study Claims COVID-19 Fatality Rate Far Lower Than World Health Org Suggests – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/harvard-study-claims-covid-19-fatality-rate-far-lower-than-world-health-org-suggests/ – “The study was published in Nature Medicine last week. The study shows that only 1.4 percent of people who contracted the coronavirus in the epicenter of the disease, Wuhan, China died from it… The original predictions for fatalities made by the World Health Organization was a 3.4 percent death rate.”

Woman Raises Detailed Sexual Assault Allegation Against Biden – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/woman-raises-detailed-sexual-assault-allegation-against-biden/ – ” ‘I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold. And I remember he … it happened all at once. The gym bag, I don’t know where it went. I handed it to him and it was gone, and his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And then he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers.’ Reade continued… ‘He was kissing me at the same time, and … I remember him saying as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’ … He got finished doing what he was doing, and I tried to pull back, and he said, ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me!’ ‘ ”

From the Love-Your-Servitude Desk: New Poll Shows 74% of Americans Back a National Lockdown – As Trump eyes restarting the economy, nearly 3 in 4 voters support a national quarantine – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/new-poll-shows-74-of-americans-back-a-national-lockdown.html – “According to  the Morning Consult/Politico poll, released Wednesday, 74% of voters support a national quarantine barring outside activities save for essential trips… Backing for such a lockdown crosses party lines… Eighty-one percent of Democrats support a national quarantine , with 49% strongly supporting it and 32% somewhat supportive. But strong support (72%) was also voiced by Republic respondents, with 37% strongly supporting the approach and 35% somewhat supporting such a measure. Independents were widely supportive (69%) as well.”

The Electrification of Earth:Spanish Flu & ‘18 COVID-19 Connection 2020(10 min) – by Dr. Thomas Cowan

47,000 Stores Shutter Across The US As Virtually All Retailers Stop Paying Rent – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/total-halt-47000-stores-shutter-across-us-virtually-all-retailers-stop-paying-rent – “These moves, as Bloomberg notes, mark the next phase in virus fallout: what happens to billions in rent owed for businesses that have been closed? The stakes are high. Retail has a slew of big chains in  turnaround mode. And if they do withhold payments, there would be a ripple effect. Landlords can’t afford to stop collecting rent for long, with many property owners sitting on loads of debt… Worse, if landlords refuse to budge, it’s unclear how this mutually assured destruction will conclude in anyone’s favor… ‘The court system is just going to get flooded with a million of these disputes between tenants and landlords,’ said Vince Tibone, an analyst at Green Street Advisors. ‘If the government doesn’t step in in any form or fashion, it could get ugly. They need to respond quickly.’.. In short: this will be the biggest in court mess ever, and whether it involves in court bankruptcy or not, will not matter one bit, as there is simply no money.”

The Global Economy Won’t Bounce Back Soon – by Daniel Lacalle – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/global-economy-wont-bounce-back-soon-0 – ” It is very likely that the closure of the main developed economies will be followed by a closure of the emerging markets, creating a shock to supply that has not been seen in decades.  The adoption of massive inflationary and demand-driven measures in a shock to supply is not only a mistake, but is the recipe for stagflation and guarantees a multi-year negative impact generated by the increase in debt, the weakening of productivity, the increase in inflation in non-reproducible goods while deflation is making headlines and economic stagnation.”

Despite QEternity & “Record” Bailout-Bill, The US Dollar Shortage Is Intensifying… –  by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/despite-qeternity-bailout-bill-us-dollar-shortage-intensifies – “Despite unprecedented actions by The Fed: ‘The FOMC expanded its large scale asset purchase program by promising to purchase ‘in the amounts needed.’ Previously, the FOMC had said it would purchase at least $500bn of Treasury securities and at least $200bn of agency MBS. The FOMC also announced that the agency MBS purchases will include agency commercial MBS.’.. So, the question is simple – How can the Fed launch an “unlimited” monetary stimulus with congress approving a $2 trillion package and the dollar index remain strong?.. The answer, as Daniel Lacalle details below, lies in the rising global dollar shortage, and should be a lesson for monetary alchemists around the world… The $2 trillion stimulus package agreed by Congress is around 10% of GDP and, if we include the Fed borrowing facilities for working capital, it means $6 trillion in liquidity for consumers and firms over the next nine months… To (the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package), we must add the massive quantitative easing program announced by the Fed… First, we must understand that the word “unlimited” is only a communication tool. It is not unlimited. It is limited by the confidence and demand of US dollars… How did we reach such a dollar shortage? In the past 20 years, dollar-denominated debt in emerging and developed economies, led by China, has exploded. The reason is simple, domestic and international investors do not accept local currency risk in large quantities knowing that, in an event like what we are currently experiencing, many countries will decide to make huge devaluations and destroy their bondholders… If we take the US dollar reserves of the most indebted countries and deduct the outstanding liabilities with the estimated foreign exchange revenues in this crisis … The global dollar shortage may rise from 13 trillions of dollars in March 2020 to $ 20 trillion in December … And that is if we do not estimate a lasting global recession.” – Comment: Sobering facts like the above suggest that Trump’s “bold statement” that the U.S. economy will start to recover rapicly by Easter  (a little over 2 weeks away!) is little more that the disingenuous blowing of smoke.

WTI Erases Overnight Gains On Demand Fears, Crude Inventory Build – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/wti-erases-overnight-gains-demand-fears-crude-inventory-build – “Oil prices extended gains overnight, along with the rest of the markets, on hope The Fed’s buying will work and optimism that US Congress will agree a bigly Stimulus Bill and helped by a surprise crude draw reported by API… But early on this morning that all started to fall apart and WTI plunged back to a $23 handle after the boss of Vitol Group said demand is down about 15 million to 20 million barrels a day and will shrink further with  India’s decision to go into lockdown.”

A More Effective Response To The Crisis – Monetary Insanity Is Not The Solution To Monetary Excess – by Daniel Lacalle – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/more-effective-response-crisis-monetary-insanity-not-solution-monetary-excess – “This is a supply shock added to a mandatory shutdown of the economy. As such, a serious response must be supply-side driven. It is ludicrous to try to stimulate demand with printed money and public spending in a forced lockdown where any extra demand will not drive supply up, even may drive it down… We cannot fall into the trap of believing that what the economy needs is more monetary easing when it fails, and if it does not work then we must try even more monetary insanity… Monetary insanity is not the solution to monetary excess and lunacy… My proposals: Some politicians have mentioned the concept of “war economy”. And I think it is a correct one. For a war economy, there can be no bull-market administration… The first thing that the Government should announce in the face of this challenge is a  drastic reduction to zero of all the non-essential items of the budget, unnecessary subsidies, duplicate expenses, and a reduction in ministries and senior officials according to the moment. The second is to work with the private sector to guarantee that, once a vaccine is available, all production and distribution channels are well organized so that it can reach the population quickly and efficiently. The third is a complete tax exemption during the crisis period for companies, families and the self-employed. Zero income, zero tax. This will allow, together with liquidity lines at no cost, to survive the lockdown… Governments are already going to consume all the fiscal space they have and more. The idea is that this enormous liquidity at negative real rates may be used for something effective for once, not to increase structural imbalances in current spending… This is not asking the state to intervene, it is asking the government to stop intervening so much…”

Putin Postpones Controversial National Referendum After COVID-19 Cases Leap Overnight – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putin-postpones-controversial-national-referendum-after-covid-19-cases-jump-overnight – “Importantly, Putin declared the postponement of a national referendum on constitutional amendments originally scheduled for April 22 to “a later date”… The proposed amendments  came out of the major January shake-up which led to the resignation of the government. The measures were expected to pass easily, but the changes have been hugely controversial outside Russia as they could theoretically allow him to be president until 2036… It seems Putin took the dire warning to heart as he announced a series of drastic measures to combat the spread including declaring the entire next week a work holiday (with salaries preserved, he noted), or something akin to a national lockdown. “All the measures that have been and will be taken will work, produce a result as long as we show solidarity, understanding of the difficulty of the current situation,” Putin said… Alarmingly, he took a pessimistic tone that belies the current low numbers, saying it will ultimately be “impossible” to completely stop the coronavirus spread in Russia due to the large size of the country.”

Why Did Hundreds Of CEOs Resign Just Before The World Started Going Absolutely Crazy? – by Michael Snyder – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/why-did-hundreds-ceos-resign-just-world-started-going-absolutely-crazy – “Meanwhile, top corporate executives were dumping billions of dollars worth of shares in their own companies just before the market completely cratered.  The following comes from the Wall Street Journal…Top executives at U.S.-traded companies sold a total of roughly $9.2 billion in shares of their own companies between the start of February and the end of last week, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows… ‘The selling saved the executives—including many in the financial industry—potential losses totaling $1.9 billion, according to the analysis, as the S&P 500 stock index plunged about 30% from its peak on Feb. 19 through the close of trading March 20.’.. In the stock market, you only make money if you get out in time, and many among the corporate elite seem to have impeccable timing.”

Unfortunate Adventures Of Turkish Army In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/unfortunate-adventures-of-turkish-army-in-idlib/ – “The open secret is that Turkish forces have become the target of attacks by groups that Ankara has been supporting with its  opposition of the anti-terrorist operations of the Syrian Army. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Houras al-Din, the Turkistan Islamic Party and similar organizations see the creation of a buffer zone along the M4 as a grave threat to their interests and survival. Therefore they are sabotaging the deal by blocking the highway and fuelling military tensions in the region. In the near future, they may even stage a large false-flag attack on Turkish forces near the contact line planning to blame the ‘Assad regime’ for it and thus  relaunch military hostilities between the Turkish Army and the Syrian Armed Forces… Violations of the ceasefire regime by Idlib radicals are also increasing. Recently, ATGM, mortar attacks and artillery shelling were reported near Kafr Nubl, Saraqib, Kansafra and Kabinah. Turkish-backed groups claim that this week they destroyed a Syrian Army battle tank and  bulldozer north of Saraqib… Members of Turkish-backed Faylaq al-Madj raided the village of Sukariya, near the town of Tell Abyad, in northeastern Syria. They attacked locals wounding dozens of them and looting their property.”

Coronavirus: Consolidation of Power with Patrick Henningsen (1hr 32min) – interview by Angelo John Gage

From the Something-Completely-Different Desk: The “Pestilence Program” – by Lisa Renee – https://energeticsynthesis.com/index.php/resource-tools/news-shift-timelines/3586-pestilence-program (with available audio of Lisa Renee reading her article) – Comment: This is a look at the current “crisis” from an esoteric viewpoint, informed by Lisa’s tremendous experience with information about the deep agendas operating behind the scenes on Earth. She covers a lot of ground here, expanding horizons about what’s driving the controversial events unfolding.

U.S. Europe Defender 2020 Deployment To Poland To Remain Longer Under Pretext Of COVID-19 Issueshttps://southfront.org/u-s-europe-defender-2020-deployment-to-poland-to-remain-longer-and-counter-russia/ – “The United States 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (2/3 ABCT) will remain in Poland, to reinforce security, a letter by its commander said. The pretext for the move is supposed COVID-19-related issues… “Spartan Brigade Family,.. Why this Change of mission? The decision was largely based on the timing of the next regionally aligned brigade’s arrival versus the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. Since 2/3 ABCT was already in place in Europe prior to travel restrictions into and out of Europe, and the next brigade had not arrived, the decision was mad for 2/3 ABCT to assume their mission as the European-based brigade combat team… What Changes? The entire brigade remains in Europe. All seven battalions wil stay here until the completion of our rotation sometime later this year. This means that the brigade will no longer deploy to our previously identified follow-on mission nor return this summer to Ft. Stewart. Therefore, we should expect that a majority of the Soldiers who are currently in Europe will not return home until the completion of this rotation. Please understand that the exact details of our return are still being finalized and we will let you know when your Soldiers will be home once we have confirmed our timeline. Finally, in order to meet manning requirements, some of the Soldiers currently at Ft. Stewart will be asked to deploy forward to join our team here in Europe.” – Comment: This looks like an inadequately explained, anomalous, and potentially ominous, development.

Sayer Ji, Livestream: “Making Sense of Coronavirus + Resiliency Strategies + Q and A” 3/22/20 (1hr 17min) – Wonderful clarity from Sayer Ji in this difficult moment. Both Courageous and even-handed simultaneously, quite a feat. Highly recommended.

Moderna’s Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Might Be Ready For Limited Use By The Fall – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/modernas-experimental-covid-19-vaccine-might-be-ready-limited-use-fall – “A human trial being held in Washington State to research a promising drug designed to fight COVID-19 is reportedly going better than expected, and it’s possible that a handful of infected patients – likely health-care workers – could be administered the drug by the fall… Stephane Bancel, the biotech’s chief executive, told Goldman Sachs on Friday that mRNA-1273 could be made available to a few patients, likely health-care workers suffering from COVID-19, under emergency use authorization, according to a statement from the company picked up by Bloomberg… The vaccine was developed in partnership with Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, with human testing starting earlier this month… Moderna is ramping up production so it’s ready to produce millions of doses of its experimental vaccine if the vaccine is found to be useful in curing and preventing the virus. A commercially-available vaccine isn’t expected for at least a year.” – Comment: The relationship of Moderna to the Bill Gates Foundation, WHO, etc., is outlined in the William Engdahl article I posted yesterday (below).

Coronavirus Stimulus Offered By House Financial Services Committee Creates New Digital Dollar – by Jason Brett – https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2020/03/23/new-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-introduces-digital-dollar-and-digital-dollar-wallets/#2d42ea884bea – “Jason BrettThe bill establishes a digital dollar, which it defines as ‘a balance expressed as a dollar value consisting of digital ledger entries that are recorded as liabilities in the accounts of any Federal Reserve Bank or … an electronic unit of value, redeemable by an eligible financial institution (as determined by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System).’ Additionally, a digital dollar wallet is identified as ‘a digital wallet or account, maintained by a Federal reserve bank on behalf of any person, that represents holdings in an electronic device or service that is used to store digital dollars that may be tied to a digital or physical identity.’.. A mandate also requires all ‘member banks’ establish a ‘pass-through digital dollar wallet’ to all customers eligible for the stimulus. Member banks include those banks that are ‘members’ of the Federal Reserve and regulated by the Fed. Additionally, ‘Non-Member’ state banks – those that not members of the Federal Reserve and regulated by the FDIC – could opt-in to offer pass-through digital dollar wallets as well.” (emphasis added)

India Is Now Hand-Stamping People Who Are Suspected To Have COVID-19 Infections – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/india-now-hand-stamping-people-who-are-suspected-have-covid-19-infections – “And now, as if the coronavirus containment scenes from around the world weren’t dystopian enough, the disturbing imagery continues in India, where those suspected of having the coronavirus are now being given hand stamps, according to ReutersThe same people are also being tracked using their mobile phones and personal data in order for the government to help enforce quarantines. The tracking effort raises obvious questions about both privacy and mass surveillance… More than 200 people have been infected with coronavirus in India, and there had been four official deaths as of yesterday. But officials continue to report cases of people fleeing quarantine.”

Italy in Meltdown, Sends Military to Enforce Covid-19 Lockdown – by Alice Green – punchingbagpost.com/2020/03/23/italy-reports-another-outbreak-sends-military-to-enforce-lockdown/ – “Italy implemented a nationwide quarantine on March 9th in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. Last week, as Italy’s totals eclipsed those in China, authorities banned residents from outdoor exercises including running and biking… The Italian military has been dispatched to Milan to enforce the quarantine measures. Nearly 10,000 people left their homes in violation of the lockdown on Friday.” – Comment: It’s eerie to see how similar the measures for “flattening the curve” through suppression of society are throughout the nations of the world.

In Unprecedented Move, Fed Unveils Open-Ended QE Including Corporate Bonds – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/fed-unleashes-unlimited-qe-will-buy-corporates-munis-cmbs – “Coming into Monday, the Fed had a problem: it had already used up half of its entire emergency $700BN QE5 announced last weekend... Which, together with the plunge in stocks, is why at 8am on Monday, just as we expected – given the political cover they have been provided – The Fed unveiled an unprecedented expansion to its mandate, announcing open-ended QE which also gave it the mandate to buy corporates bonds (in the primary and secondary market) to unclog the frozen corporate bond market as we just one step away from a full Fed nationalization of the market (only Fed stock purchases remain now)… As noted elsewhere, the Fed’s new credit facilities carry limits on paying dividends and making stock buybacks for firms that defer interest payments, but have no explicit restrictions preventing beneficiaries from laying off workers… The Fed will buy Treasuries and agency mortgage-backed securities “in the amounts needed to support smooth market functioning and effective transmission of monetary policy to broader financial conditions and the economy,” and will also buy agency commercial mortgage-backed securities, according to a statement… The Fed also said it will support “the flow of credit to employers, consumers and businesses by establishing new programs that, taken together, will provide up to $300 billion in new financing.” It will be backed by $30 billion from the Treasury’s Exchange Stabilization Fund… Coincidentally, this unprecedented action takes place just hours after real estate billionaire Tom Barrack (and friend of Trump) said the U.S. commercial-mortgage market is on the brink of collapse and predicted a “domino effect” of catastrophic economic consequences if banks and government don’t take prompt action to keep borrowers from defaulting: ‘Loan repayment demands are likely to escalate on a systemic level, triggering a domino effect of borrower defaults that will swiftly and severely impact the broad range of stakeholders in the entire real estate market, including property and home owners, landlords, developers, hotel operators and their respective tenants and employees,’ he wrote… Barrack said the impact could dwarf that of the Great Depression… and now CMBS get their bailout.”

Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation – by F. William Engdahl – https://www.globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-gates-foundation/5706842 – “Arguably, no one has been more active in promoting and funding research on vaccines aimed at dealing with coronavirus than Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From sponsoring a simulation of a coronavirus global pandemic, just weeks before the Wuhan outbreak was announced, to funding numerous corporate efforts to come up with a novel vaccine for the apparently novel virus, the Gates presence is there. What does it actually entail?.. Gates Foundation money is backing vaccine development on every front. Inovio Pharmaceuticals of Pennsylvania received $9 million from the Gates-backed CEPI, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, to develop a vaccine, INO-4800, which is about to test on humans in April, a suspiciously rapid time frame. In addition Gates Foundation just gave the company an added $5 million to develop a proprietary smart device for intradermal delivery of the new vaccine… In addition Gates Foundation monies via CEPI are financing development of a radical new vaccine method known as messengerRNA or mRNA… Notable about the Fauci-Gates Moderna coronavirus vaccine, mRNA-1273, is that it has been rolled out in a matter of weeks, not years, and on February 24 went directly to Fauci’s NIH for tests on human guinea pigs, not on mice as normal. Moderna’s chief medical adviser, Tal Zaks, argued, ‘I don’t think proving this in an animal model is on the critical path to getting this to a clinical trial.’ ”

Police in California Plan to Use Drones to Enforce Quarantine Lockdown – by John Vibes – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/police-in-california-plan-to-use-drones-to-enforce-quarantine-lockdown.html – “Surveillance drones were used during the lockdown in China to monitor neighborhoods to ensure that residents were staying indoors. Drones were also used to spray disinfectants during the outbreak as well… The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged additional governments to use similar tactics to enforce quarantines. Police in Spain have been using drones to patrol the streets and order citizens to stay home during the lockdown… Most Americans doubted that these types of measures would happen at home, but police in California have already announced a plan to use drones equipped with cameras and loudspeakers to enforce the recently imposed quarantine orders… In Chula Vista, a town just outside of San Diego, police purchased at least two drones from the Chinese company DJI for $11,000 each… Vern Sallee, one of the city’s police captains, told the Financial Times that the drones could be used to “disperse crowds” without the need for a human officer to be involved.

Democrats Block Crucial Coronavirus Relief Bill, Sending Markets into Freefall – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10720-democrats-block-crucial-coronavirus-relief-bill-sending-markets-into-freefall – “Senate Democrats blocked the critical $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package in a 47-47 vote on Sunday night… The move has reportedly sent futures markets into freefall, plummeting by over 5 percent. Democrats have stalled the plan to pass the bill by Monday and send it to the House for a vote, according to the Washington Examiner. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were hoping the measure would send a signal to help stabilize the stock market and U.S. economy.”

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Trump taps Jewish conservative think tank chief as ambassador to Japanhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-taps-jewish-conservative-think-tank-chief-as-ambassador-to-japan/ – “US President Donald Trump nominated Kenneth Weinstein, a prominent Jewish conservative thinker, to be ambassador to Japan… Weinstein is the president of the Hudson Institute, a conservative Washington, DC, think tank… He also has been deeply involved in the Washington-area Jewish community.”

Line For New Jersey ‘Drive-Thru’ Testing Facility Is ‘Thousands Of Cars Long’ – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/line-new-jersey-drive-thru-testing-facility-thousands-cars-long – “According to the Bergen County Record, when reporters visited, all the entrances to the new coronavirus drive-thru testing center at Bergen Community College were blocked off by noon on Friday, and signs warned that the facility was at capacity. Yet many persisted, with hundreds of cars lining up along Paramus Road, waiting to get closer to the facility… Trying to maintain order, police tried to direct traffic and shouted orders through megaphones… ‘It’s quite possible folks are going to have to wait a few hours,’ said Christopher Neuwirth, assistant health commissioner for the state… Videos that were posted online captured the intensity of the scene.”

Israel Debates ‘Total Suspension Of Individual Freedom’ In Knesset Intel Hearing – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/israel-debates-total-suspension-individual-freedom-knesset-intel-hearing – “After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last Saturday that authorities will tap the country’s ‘counter-terror’ technology and systems to combat the “invisible enemy” of Covid-19, Israeli media is now reporting the government is actually considering the “total suspension of individual freedom” —  as a new Haaretz headline reads… Israel’s public health services chief is now urging just that: Sigal Sadetsky told the Knesset Subcommittee on Intelligence and Secret Services this week that “A lockdown and personal monitoring of people, and a total halt to personal freedoms” is urgently necessary.”

Despite Pandemic, Lawmakers Push for Even More Spending on Fighter Jets – by Eoin Higgins – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/despite-pandemic-lawmakers-push-for-even-more-spending-on-fighter-jets.html – “As the federal government develops strategies for how to deal with the coronavirus outbreak that has already significantly damaged the U.S. economy and killed hundreds of Americans, a group of lawmakers are urging Congress approve the purchasing of 19 more F-35 fighters than the Pentagon requested as part of the battle against the disease, enraging progressives… ‘Infuriating doesn’t even begin to describe it,’ tweeted Stephen Miles, executive director of Win Without War, on Friday.”

From the Official-U.S.-Propaganda Desk: Analysts: Russia Using Virus Crisis to Sow Discord in West – by Zlatica Hoke – https://www.voanews.com/science-health/coronavirus-outbreak/analysts-russia-using-virus-crisis-sow-discord-west – “Reuters news agency reported Wednesday that the European External Action Service issued a nine-page internal document March 16 saying that  ‘the overarching aim of Kremlin disinformation is to aggravate the public health crisis in Western countries … in line with the Kremlin’s broader strategy of attempting to subvert European societies.’.. But Russia analysts tell VOA that the Russian government is using every means possible to use the coronavirus crisis to its advantage as part of its information warfare against the West… ‘Some talk shows even spread conspiracy theories, claiming that the U.S. government has invented and is testing coronavirus as means of biological warfare.’.. Eltsov says the goal of this propaganda is to sow chaos and dissension in the EU, NATO and the United States… U.S. Congress has found indisputable evidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and many officials say there is no doubt that Moscow plans to do so again in this year’s election… Klaus Larres, professor of international affairs at the University of North Carolina, noted that Russia has used every opportunity it has had to weaken Europe, notably during the 1973 oil crisis and 2008 global financial crisis… ‘It is hardly surprising that some Russian state actors are attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis through conspiracy theories disseminated on the internet,’ he told VOA.” – Comment: You can’t make this stuff up.

Terrorists In Idlib Received Additional Funding Of $2m For Weapons, Operations Against Syrian Army, Russianshttps://southfront.org/terrorists-in-idlib-received-additional-funding-of-2m-for-weapons-operations-against-syrian-army-russians/ – “The additional funding reportedly includes operations against Russian military personnel and journalists in Syria. Recently, sources affilated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other large armed groups started offering bounties for killing or capturing Russian journalists or military personnel involved in operations along the M4 and M5 highways. Radical organizations also increased their propagnada and recruiting campaign exploting the current ceasefire regime… The additional funding reportedly includes operations against Russian military personnel and journalists in Syria. Recently, sources affilated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other large armed groups started offering bounties for killing or capturing Russian journalists or military personnel involved in operations along the M4 and M5 highways. Radical organizations also increased their propagnada and recruiting campaign exploting the current ceasefire regime.”

US government threatens families of Int’l Criminal Court staff if they try Americans for war crimes – https://southfront.org/us-government-threatens-families-of-intl-criminal-court-staff-if-they-try-americans-for-war-crimes/ – “This blatant US threat against the family members of International Criminal Court prosecutors is part of a longer historical pattern of Washington attacking multilateral institutions… At the beginning of the George W. Bush administration’s so-called war on terror, in 2002, the US Congress passed a bill called the American Service-Members’ Protection Act — more commonly known as the “Hague Invasion Act.”.. This unprecedented piece of legislation, which has no precedent anywhere else in the world, declares that the US government unilaterally grants itself the right to militarily invade the Hague if a citizen of the United States or any allied country is tried at the court.”

Idlib Radicals Block M4 Highway Again Hours After Its Reopening By Turkish Troopshttps://southfront.org/idlib-radicals-block-m4-highway-again-hours-after-its-reopening-by-turkish-troops/ – “The protesters’ move pose a serious challenge to Turkey, whose military reopened the highway a day earlier. Turkish forces removed several barriers and deployed pre-made barracks along the highway. Reopening the M4 highway, which links the coastal city of Lattakia with Aleppo, is the keystone of the Russian Turkish agreement reached on March 5. If Turkey fail to fulfill this term, the entire agreement will likely collapse… Radical militants, who threatened any force that would move to reopen the highway, attacked a convoy of the Turkish military on March 19. The attack, which took place on the highway itself, claimed the lives of two Turkish soldiers… Turkey is serious about reopening the highway. Nevertheless, Ankara’s influence over Greater Idlib militants, who have been receiving support from it for around nine years, appears to be too weak.”

Stanford Professor Suggests We Are Severely Overreacting To Coronavirus – by David Lindfield – https://newspushed.com/stanford-professor-suggests-we-are-severely-overreacting-to-coronavirus/ – “The co-director of Stanford University’s Meta-Research Innovation Center, John P.A. Ioannidis, wrote in an opinion piece this week a warning to Americans that participating in voluntary shutdowns and allowing the government to set curfews and manipulate the free market before dependable data collected could be a mistake… The professor of medicine, population health, statistics, biomedical data science, and epidemiology described the the current collection of data as “utterly unreliable” due to the inability to test everyone who had potentially been infected… Ioannidis said that coronavirus may be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.”.. Admitting that social distancing and lockdowns may be initially sowing the spread of the virus (sic), he questions how feasible it is to maintain these restrictions as part of a long term plan… Ioannidis also inquired how politicians will be able to report on the impact of the restrictions and determine when to restore economic freedom.” (emphasis added)

Mapping out the Banking Elite’s Goal for a Cashless Monetary System – Part One – by Steven Guinness – https://stevenguinness2.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/mapping-out-the-banking-elites-goal-for-a-cashless-monetary-system-part-one/ – “Six years on from the BOE’s research, the digital currency agenda has advanced significantly in the face of increased geopolitical instability. An area of interest that has garnered scant attention is the ‘utility settlement coin‘ (USC) project that several global banks have been heavily invested in. It is a project that has now evolved through the inception of Fnality International, a consortium of shareholders that includes UBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group… Here is a breakdown of some of the key events which have taken place in regards to USC since the BOE’s research was published…”

Covid-19 Global Lockdown – by CJ Hopkins – https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/18/covid-19-global-lockdown/ – “No, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that Covid-19 is the deadliest global pandemic humankind has ever faced, and that we have no choice but to cancel everything, confine everyone inside their home, wreck the entire global economy, force working class people even further into debt, pour trillions into the investment banks, cancel elections, censor the Internet, and otherwise implement a global police state… But what if it wasn’t? Just hypothetically. What if this wasn’t the deadliest global pandemic humankind has ever faced? (I’m just posing the question as a thought experiment, so please don’t report me to the WHO, or the CDC, or FEMA, or whoever.) What if this new coronavirus was just another coronavirus like all the other coronaviruses that people die from (or with) all the time? What if the fact that this one is “new” didn’t really mean all that much, or possibly anything at all, because coronaviruses are always mutating, and every year there are a lot of new variants?.. Relax, OK? I know this one is different, and totally unlike anything ever encountered by virologists in the history of virology. Remember, this is just a thought experiment. These are just hypothetical questions.”

What an Incredibly Useful Little Virus This Has Been for the Power Elite – Instead of taking the blame for the global economic crash they get to play martial law – by Marko Marjanović – https://www.anti-empire.com/what-an-incredibly-useful-little-virus-this-has-been-for-the-power-elite/ – I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy. But if it was, what would be any different?.. This hysteria pandemic has been such godsend to them. So much so that if I were in their place I would be looking to extend it for as long as possible… I would make sure everyone who died while having coronavirus would be counted as its victim. And I would drown the land with corona test kits (who cares just how reliable they are having been approved so quickly) to make sure the number of infected keeps rising for as long as possibleas an ever-greater proportion of your usual seasonal patients with flu-like symptoms are identified as having the dreaded covid-19… If Trump is smart he’ll put the US under an European-style martial law to extend the crisis. The bigger the virus hysteria and the greater the fallout from anti-virus measures the more believable his claim in November that it was a great economy until the unfortunate act of nature/god.”

The Coronavirus CONSPIRACY – Did COVID-19 Come from America? (by Nathan Rich – 19 min) – Comment: Nathan explores much of the evidence suggesting that “COVID-19” (or a precursor?) was active in the U.S. months before the outbreak of “the Pandemic) in Wuhan.

Breaking/Exclusive: US Brought COVID-19 to China with Fake Army Team for Military Games, Evidence Mountinghttps://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/20/china-us-brought-covid19-to-china-during-army-games-hid-disease-in-us-as-influenza/ – “The US team did so badly that they were called “Soy Sauce Soldiers” by the Chinese.  In fact, many never participated in any event and stayed near the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where the disease is said to have originated only days after the US left the area… The US team went home on October 28, 2019, and within 2 weeks, the first human contact cases of COVID 19 were seen in Wuhan.  The Chinese have not been able to find “patient zero” and believe he was a member of the US team… They also have sources that say the US had misrepresented influenza that Trump claims have killed thousands, influenza carried to China by the US team, influenza that was really COVID 19, a disease developed in a military bio-warfare facility in the state of Washington, now “ground zero” in the US for COVID 19… The Chinese claim, something censored in the US, that the inattentive attitude and disproportionately below average results of American athletes in the game indicates they might have been in for other purposes and they might actually be bio-warfare operatives, and that their place of residence during their stay in Wuhan was also close to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where the first known cluster of cases occurred.”

Why Assume There Will Be a 2020 election? General Butler and the ‘Wall Street Putsch’ Revisited – by Matthew Ehret – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/20/why-assume-there-will-be-2020-election-general-butler-and-wall-street-putsch-revisited/ – “The upcoming American elections are just around the corner and everyone is wondering if the new president will be named Trump, Biden, Sanders or none of the above… I can hear the incredulous reader exclaim: Wait, what does “none of the above” mean?? It’s certainly going to be one of those three isn’t it??.. It is often too easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees and in the opinion-packed world of endless talking head commentaries, every leaf and branch is scrutinized by professional opinionators so closely that many forget that the entire forest is on fire. As I’ve written extensively here and here and here, the reality is that the western financial system is careening towards a crash much worse than anything the world saw in 1929, and the deep state trying to manage this wreck from above would love nothing more than to impose a fascist dictatorship onto a frightened population.”

Why the coronavirus pandemic may fast-forward 5G adoption in the US – by Todd Wasserman – https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/why-the-coronavirus-pandemic-may-fast-forward-5g-adoption-in-the-us.html – “Whole cities have emptied under the coronavirus threat as businesses tell employees to work from home,  students are sent indoors to learn online and every type of entertainment— from restaurants and sporting venues to movie theaters — shutters, forcing people to stay home and rely on their home broadband networks to interact with the outside world… This switch-over is unprecedented, which begs the question: Can our current networks handle the strain?.. Moreover, is the coronavirus outbreak and the “social distancing″ required to mitigate the spread going to become the business case for more advanced and robust 5G technologies for a future in which business, health care and human interaction must be at more than an arm’s length?.. Carriers may be able to argue that this sudden influx of workers from home necessitates more investment in 5G. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi 6, which  is just hitting the market, improves the speed of home Wi-Fi… Coupled with Wi-Fi 6, 5G may yet revolutionize the market for stay-at-home workers. But it remains uncertain on how fast this will happen.”

CONFIRMED! 5G Forced Installation In Schools Nationwide During COVID-19 LockdownNote: This video is mostly screen-captures of text. Pause the video and scan through to see the individual screen images. This may be taken down, I think

Creating and Exploiting the Coronavirus Crisis – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/creating-exploiting-coronavirus-crisis-problem-reaction-solution/ – “THE STORY: As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, governments around the world are granting themselves new powers… THE IMPLICATIONS: They engineered the virus (the problem), they generated fear and panic (the reaction); what are the sweeping, transformative changes (the solution) the NWO controllers are trying to implement upon a scared, distracted and compliant population?

The New War on Bioterror: Everyone is a Suspected or Asymptomatic Carrier – by Makia Freeman – https://thefreedomarticles.com/new-war-on-bioterror-everyone-suspected-carrier/ – “THE STORY: US President Donald Trump has just said the US is at war against a hidden enemy. Other governments worldwide have said the same. Are we exiting the War on Terror and entering the War on Bioterror?.. THE IMPLICATIONS: Under conditions of hype, panic, fear and war, rationality and normal human rights disappear. Is the government about to turn on everyone? Is everyone a guilty “suspect” (i.e. a suspected carrier) until proven innocent?.. In the old war on terror, the government had to try to frame you as a terrorist or extremist for your actions or views. Now, in the new war on bioterror, everyone is a potential suspect. Since viruses are so microscopically tiny, there’s no way to know if anyone is a carrier or not without being tested (and even then, the PCR test has some serious flaws). People not showing of signs of sickness could still be asymptomatic carriers. Do you see where this is going? What is to stop the government from making you a (public health) enemy and stripping your rights based on the assertion that you are a carrier? The psychological operation in play here is that they want you to submit to quarantine, accept less freedom and roll up your arm sleeve to get a mandatory vaccination with embedded Bill Gates digital ID2020 chips – all to play your part in the new war on bioterror.” – Comment: A Brilliant analysis of the current Bio-War phenomenon.

9/11 Truth, Coronavirus Truth: Zionist Hysteria, MSM Lockdown – by Kevin Barrett – https://www.unz.com/kbarrett/9-11-truth-coronavirus-truth-zionist-hysteria-msm-lockdown-war-on-the-horizon/ – “We are now experiencing 911-2B, the coronavirus black swan. Just as 9/11 terrorized, shocked, and shut down the USA for a few days, it seems that Covid-19 will do the same, only more so. Instead of a few days, we may be shut down for a few months, maybe even a few years. And once again, Zionists are hysterically pushing back against those of us questioning the official story. The Israel-lobby propaganda site The Algemeiner recently published a hit piece headlined Islamists Call Coronavirus a Zionist-American Conspiracy. It featured the following attack on yours truly: ‘Press TV, meanwhile, published an article by American conspiracy theorist Kevin Barrett to back the claim that the coronavirus is a US-Israeli conspiracy using biological warfare to hurt Iran. ‘US, Israel waging biological warfare on massive scale,’ was the March 7 story’s headline… ‘Barrett, a “9/11 truther,” got crazier in the story”

Fed Expands Dollar Swap Lines With Nine More Central Banks Amid Unprecedented Dollar Short Squeezehttps://www.zerohedge.com/markets/fed-expands-dollar-swap-lines-nine-more-central-banks-amid-unprecedented-dollar-short – “As we reported yesterday, one of the recommendations proposed by repo “god” Zoltan Pozsar to restore dollar liquidity and eliminate funding and market stress, was for the Fed to effectively become banker to the entire world in the form of unlimited, 24/7 swap lines with every central bank, not just the current G7, to wit: ‘The Fed needs to broaden access to the swap lines to other jurisdictions as dollar funding needs are large in Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America, not just in the G-7.’.. Well, after an overnight session that saw currencies flash crash across Asia, notably the Aussie… … demonstrating just how urgently instant dollar access is needed at a time of the biggest dollar margin call in history, the Fed relented, and on Thursday morning the Federal Reserve announced the establishment of temporary U.S. dollar liquidity arrangements (swap lines) with: ● the Reserve Bank of Australia, ●  the Banco Central do Brasil, ● the Danmarks Nationalbank (Denmark), ● the Bank of Korea, ● the Banco de Mexico, ● the Norges Bank (Norway), ● the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, ● the Monetary Authority of Singapore, ● and the Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden)… According to the release, ‘these facilities, like those already established between the Federal Reserve and other central banks, are designed to help lessen strains in global U.S. dollar funding markets, thereby mitigating the effects of these strains on the supply of credit to households and businesses, both domestically and abroad.’ ”

In Photos: Heavily Armed Turkish ‘Observation’ Post In Northwest Hama Is Surrounded By Syrian Army –  https://southfront.org/in-photos-heavily-armed-turkish-observation-post-in-northwest-hama-is-surrounded-by-syrian-army/ – “On March 18, Russian journalist Oleg Blokhin released photos showing a heavily armed Turkish “observation” post in northwestern Hama… The “observation” post, located near the town of Shir Mughar, is currently besieged by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The photos, likely taken by a Russian drone, show several battle tanks, armored vehicles and self-propelled howitzers inside the post.”

Is This The Next Big Headache For Global Economy? – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/dollar-shortage-next-big-headache-world-economy – “The events of the last several weeks have ominously demonstrated that dollar shortage has returned with a vengeance, as new headaches for virus-battered emerging markets will find it hard to cope with falling local currencies and demand…. The  dollar shortage was confirmed last week in both the Bloomberg Dollar index and the FRA/OIS spread, a closely followed indicator of interbank dollar funding availability that has spiked higher, indicating rising stress… The Federal Reserve’s massive monetary “bazooka” including trillions of dollars for repo markets and the launch of $700 billion QE5 and return to ZIRP, as well as an emergency six POMO operations last week has failed to boost risk sentiment, and the FRA/OIS has yet to show any signs of relief, as it has surged to the highest level since the financial crisis. The Fed’s monetary cannon may have solved the corporate liquidity crisis for the time being. Still, the dollar/liquidity shortage in the global financial system continues to worsen as investors are dumping emerging markets in record numbers and scrambling for dollars.”

Bolivia: Añez Uses Police to Enforce Measures Against COVID-19https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/-bolivia-anez-uses-police-to-enforce-measures-against-covid19-20200318-0007.html – “At the end of her speech, the so-called president requested the support of the military and police forces to ensure compliance with these measures. The troops carry their weapons during their duties on the public streets with the civilian population.”

Lindsey Graham’s New Law (EARN IT) Would End Internet Privacy for Good – by Eric Striker – https://russia-insider.com/en/lindsey-grahams-new-law-earn-it-would-end-internet-privacy-good/ri28427 – “A new bill sponsored by Lindsey Graham, Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and Dianne Feinstein called the EARN IT Act of 2020 will force encrypted communication providers, like Telegram and Protonmail, to give American intelligence services the ability to wiretap private chats or face steep legal penalties. The law’s supporters are using the cover of coronavirus panic to quietly advance it without much of a debate… According to the bill’s text, it is intended to fight sex trafficking and child pornography online by criminally implicating tech companies that do not create a back channel for federal law enforcement to access on a whim. The nuts and bolts on how this will work has been kept opaque. A committee composed of members of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security will set the terms only after it passes… Graham and Blumenthal are both dyed in the wool Zionists, not child advocates. Dianne Feinstein, who represents Silicon Valley, is unlikely to have put her name to this bill without the explicit support of Facebook, Google, and other big tech firms suffering from a well-deserved lack of public trust. Josh Hawley, who claims to be a populist, appears to be attempting to channel wide support for ending tech censorship towards the nefarious end of increasing it. ”

This Should Go Well: Philadelphia Police to Stop Arresting Criminals Over Coronavirus Concerns – by Cassandra Fairbanks – https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/this-should-go-well-philadelphia-police-to-stop-arresting-criminals-over-coronavirus-concerns/ – “The Fraternal Order of Police has supported the decision to stop arrests in the crime-ridden city and noted that violent offenders will still be arrested… ‘The directive was released to keep officers safe during this public-health crisis,’ FOP Lodge 5 president, John McNesby, said in a statement obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer. “’eanwhile, violent offenders will be arrested and processed with the guidance of a police supervisor.’.. According to neighborhoodscout.com, your chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Philadelphia was one in 25, before arrests were even halted.”

Coronavirus: The Plot Thickens – Researchers have greatly advanced their understanding of viral evolution since H1N1 a decade ago and finding patient zero is now more science than art – Submitted by Godfree Roberts –  https://theduran.com/coronavirus-the-plot-thickens/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_duran_daily&utm_term=2020-03-18Comment: A damning timeline of apparent global malfeasance.

This Is What A $12 Trillion Dollar Margin Call Looks Like – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/what-12-trillion-dollar-margin-call-looks – “And, as we noted previously,  the events of last week so ominously demonstrated, the dollar shortage is back with a vengeance, as confirmed by last week’s concurrent surge in both the Bloomberg Dollar index and the FRA/OIS spread, a closely followed indicator of interbank dollar funding availability… And it may come as a shock to some but ever since the financial crisis nothing has been actually fixed, and instead the Fed stepped in at every market stress event to inject more liquidity, aiding the issuance of even more debt, and kicking the can while while helping mask the symptoms of the crisis, only made the underlying financial instability even more acute. Meanwhile conventional wisdom that the US banking system was rendered more stable now are dead wrong, with the public and countless financial professionals fooled by the nearly two trillion in excess reserves (we all saw what happened when this number dropped to a precarious “low” of “only” $1.3 trillion in September of 2019) injected by the Fed in recent years. All this liquidity upon liquidity has only made the system that much more reliant on the Fed’s constant bailouts and liquidity injections.”

Syrian Army Repels Large ISIS Attack In Eastern Homshttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-repels-large-isis-attack-in-eastern-homs/ – “Meanwhile, opposition sources told Germany’s DPA news agency that 20 Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack. The sources claimed that many others service members were captured by ISIS terrorists… These claims may be false. Pro-government sources have not reported any losses in the SAA’s ranks in central Syria, so far… ISIS cells in central Syrian, mainly in the Homs desert, stepped up their attacks in the last few months. The terrorists made several attempts to block the Homs-Deir Ezzor highway, all were foiled by the SAA.”

Corona Bologna: The Truth Begins to Leak Out in Italy — The Overwhelming Majority of Deaths Are Linked to Other Illnesses – by Jon Rappoport – https://needtoknow.news/2020/03/corona-bologna-the-truth-begins-to-leak-out-in-italy-the-overwhelming-majority-of-deaths-are-linked-to-other-illnesses/ – “Seems the president of the Italian Higher Institute has some smarts. He understands that people who already have other serious health conditions, which have nothing to do with COV, can and do die from those other conditions, regardless of the fact that they’ve tested positive (on useless tests) for COV. He gets it. I predict a great future for him. If he keeps shooting his mouth off, he might find himself working as a weed puller in a forest. Or he might suddenly be diagnosed with the virus and find himself in isolation… Grit your teeth and plow through this piece from Rome, 13 March 2020, Agenzia Nova: “Coronavirus: ISS [Italian National Institute of Health]: in Italy there are only two deaths ascertained so far due to Covid-19” (Italian, English)”

Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine to Skip Animal Testing – Test Directly on Humans – by Dr. Robert J. Rowen – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/experimental-coronavirus-vaccine-to-skip-animal-testing-test-directly-on-humans/ – “Now the above should tell the entire story of the EVIL medical paradigm of today. For the sake of vaccination, THEY are skipping accepted medical ethics, and placing human scared volunteers at risk… At the same time, the system castigates those of us who do therapies (proven safe) outside the mainstream… And, while they report on the sensationalism of a vaccine, no mainstream outlet will give a safety-proven and likely effective therapy – oxidation – the time of day… Just today I was told that a seasoned and respected reporter for a major New York paper, who suddenly turned believer in oxidation therapy when a non-healing wound on her foot healed for about 10 USD topical oxidation treatment, was refused her story on ozone therapy for coronavirus by every news outlet… They called it “fringe” science.”

The swine flu fraud of 1976, on 60 Minutes (16 min)

CV19 Not Chinese at all, Engineered, Deep State and Proving it is easier and easier – by Ian Greenhalgh – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/18/virus-outbreaks-are-israeli-bio-terrorism/ – “Sometimes clues come from the most unexpected sources, a couple of days ago we got one such clue from a notorious, disgraced Israeli disinfo shill who wrote about the ‘nice people’ at the Gatestone Institute and how they had published a story about the virus has escaped from a Chinese bio lab in Wuhan… The mere mention of the Gatestone Institute immediately set off my bullshit detector and I decided to look into the matter. Long time VT readers will be familiar with the Gatestone Institute and its notorious head, Nina Rosenwald the arch Zionist pro-Israel former board member of AIPAC and JINSA, two organizations at the heart of the Israeli lobby in the US that are deeply complicit in Israeli’s nefarious meddling in US politics. These are not ‘nice people’, they are anything but, these are the traitorous scum of the earth that have actively assisted the rape and murder of the USA by the Zionist criminals… The offending article was penned by an Italian called Giulio Meotti and can be found here: Coronavirus: China’s War on the Truth by Giulio Meotti, March 7, 2020… I’ll cut to the chase – this article is utter bullcrap and Giulio Meotti is an Israeli disinfo operative… So, why do we have a bunch of notorious Israeli stooges promoting a fraudulent narrative about the origins of the virus?.. The answer is obvious they are covering for the fact that the virus outbreak is the work of the Israelis, an act of bioterrorism on a grand scale… ‘Of course, the hidden hands that control virtually the entire globe and its economy were not prepared to allow the Chinese to become the dominant economic, industrial and military power, so they decided to wage war on China; an undeclared war that is unlike any that preceded it as it is not being fought on battlefields by militaries nor in the skies by aircraft and missiles… A quick rundown of some of the offensive actions taken against China leaves one in little doubt that a concerted campaign is been waged against the Asian powerhouse:… Italy has broken away from the herd and dared to forge ahead with trade & economic policies that are drawing it into China’s orbit, this is simply not acceptable to the international Zionist criminals, they want China to be isolated, bereft of allies and therefore vulnerable… Italy’s ‘reward’ for daring to ally itself with China is to become a victim of Israeli bio-terrorism and it will be hit very hard, just to make sure that every other nation is scared off from forging deals with China or joining its Belt & Road Initiative… Expect things to get much worse in Italy, for they are being made an example of and the punishment is going to be severe in order to thoroughly scare and intimidate any and all world leaders… The message is clear – ally with China and you face the same fate as Italy.”

U.S. Forces Withdraw From Key Base Near Syrian Border. More Rocket Attacks On US Targets In Iraq (Video 3min) – https://southfront.org/u-s-forces-withdraw-from-key-base-near-syrian-border-more-rocket-attacks-on-us-targets-in-iraq/

U.S. Joins Al-Qaeda Efforts To Undermine Russian-Turkish Ceasefire Agreement In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/u-s-joins-al-qaeda-efforts-to-undermine-russian-turkish-ceasefire-agreement-in-idlib/ – “Thus, he (Pompeo) alleged that Russia itself killed “dozens of Turkish soldiers”… Earlier in the day, Syrian Defense Minister Lieutenant General Ali Abdullah Ayoub was sanctioned by the US, for ‘perpetuating the violence and the disastrous humanitarian crisis inside of Syria.  His deliberate actions since December of 2019 have prevented a ceasefire from taking hold inside of Syria.  The obstruction resulted in the displacement of almost a million people in dire need of humanitarian aid in the midst of a cold winter in Idlib.’.. Of course, the “bloody Assad regime” is, also, not the only one to blame – since plenty of guilt lies in its enablers – Russia and Iran… ‘The Assad regime’s forces, backed by Russia and Iranian-supported forces, have been responsible for the continued bombardments that destroyed schools and hospitals and killed civilians, including medical professionals and first responders who were risking their lives to save others inside of Syria.’.. ‘So our goal is to inventory here in Brussels with our European and NATO colleagues what are the military, the diplomatic, the economic, the sanctions, and the media and outreach steps we can take to encourage Russia and Syria not to do what we think they want to do, which is to break the ceasefire, push these 3 million refugees across the border, but rather to think twice.  If they ignore our warnings, if they ignore our preparations and move forward, we will then react as rapidly as possible in consultation with our European and NATO allies on what the package of sanctions and other reactions will be.’ –United States Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey… Thus, the US is actively working to undermine the deal, and at the same time says that if the deal fails, Russia would be to blame and would be sanctioned for it.”

In Video: Idlib Militant Group Dug Giant Trench Across M4 Highway To Sabotage Russian-Turkish Patrolshttps://southfront.org/in-video-idliba-militant-group-dug-giant-trench-across-m4-highway-to-sabotage-russian-turkish-patrols/Comment: This action by forces associated with Hayat Tahrir al Sham (al Quaeda) signals the clear ending of the possibility of a workable cease-fire in Idlib.

‘Enemy is the Virus’: EU Imposes 30-Day Travel Ban Amid COVID-19 Pandemichttps://sputniknews.com/europe/202003171078604655-european-union-imposes-30-day-travel-ban-closes-external-borders/ – “Merkel revealed that EU member states had  “agreed to impose an entry ban” that provides travel exemptions to nationals of European Free Trade Association countries and Britain, according to the Telegraph… European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed during a March 17 news conference that it will be the responsibility of bloc leaders to establish their border closures.”

Netanyahu Gives Himself Broad Phone Tapping Powers To Fight “Invisible Enemy” Coronavirushttps://southfront.org/netanyahu-gives-himself-broad-phone-tapping-powers-to-fight-invisible-enemy-coronavirus/ – “Well at the very least he was honest about taking Israeli society down the road of Orwellian police state in the name of “protection” from the pandemic. However, we would note that it’s the first we’ve heard of a country openly touting its counter-terror technology and domestic spying as being used to fight the virus, with the exception of China… Netanyahu said these are ‘means that until today I have refrained from using among the civilian population.’.. Meanwhile, former US special forces soldier and now journalist Jack Murphy put it more bluntly: ‘Once these “emergency measures” are implemented, they will never ever be repealed.’.. Likely soon to come to your country, and a neighborhood near you.”

From the Be-Afraid-Be-VERY-Afraid Desk: Terrifying’ (!!!) New Study Warns 2.2 Million People Could Die in US Without Drastic Action – “Only now is the White House coming out of denial and heading straight into saying it could not have been foreseen.” – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/terrifying-new-study-warns-2-2-million-people-could-die-in-us-without-drastic-action.html – “An alarming scientific report compiled by British researchers and shared with the Trump White House warns that, in the absence of drastic and coordinated government action, the novel coronavirus could  kill as many as 2.2 million people in the United States alone… The new research (pdf), led by epidemiologist Dr. Neil Ferguson and published Monday by the Imperial College of London, shows that merely acting to slow rather than completely stop the spread of COVID-19 would ‘still likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths and health systems (most notably intensive care units) being overwhelmed many times over.’.. ‘For countries able to achieve it, this leaves suppression as the preferred policy option,’ the researchers wrote.”

Friends Of David Goldberg – FINAL WORDS: Classified docs reveal DEADLY “Project Zyphr”http://robscholtemuseum.nl/friends-of-david-goldberg-final-words-classified-docs-reveal-deadly-project-zyphr/ – “Friends of David Goldberg will continue to compile his information and will release it after we receive legal permission to do so. At this time, the release of the classified documents may constitute a crime, so we are looking at all legal avenues to release them. We feel David’s audio file should be released in the spirit of truth and free press… ‘David Goldberg found dead in his New York apartment after predicting Iran War false flags: https://israeltodaynews.blogspot.com/2019/06/david-goldberg-found-dead-in-his.html – Learn more at our blog: https://israeltodaynews.blogspot.com/” – Comment: This is very extreme information. You may not want to listen to it if you’re concerned about having your limbic sytem overstimulated…

From the Rainbows-And-Unicorns Desk: In the midst of converging crises, the Green New Deal is the answer – by Avi Lewis – https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-in-the-midst-of-converging-crises-the-green-new-deal-is-the-answer/ – “In fact, the response to this period of converging crises is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the federal government to initiate a reset of our economy and society, putting Canada on a path toward zero emissions, and bringing immediate material benefits and enhanced, 21st century universal public services to everyone – prioritizing Indigenous, racialized and working class communities – that is, the people who need them most… In other words, this is the ideal moment for Canada to launch the decade of the Green New Deal, a sweeping vision launched nationally last spring by more than 150 climate and social justice organizations, building on momentum south of the border from U.S. congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise climate movement. Essentially, it recommends an unprecedented public investment in a justice-based transition that creates a vast number of well-paying (preferably unionized) jobs, solves our crises in housing, crumbling infrastructure, health and education, inadequate transit, and deep inequality. This kind of public investment would vastly expand the tax base and stabilize the economy at the same time.”

From the WTF Desk: If This Is Contrived Political Hysteria, What Is The Objective?https://www.zerohedge.com/political/if-contrived-political-hysteria-what-objective – “I’m beginning to believe the current “pandemic” is perhaps just the latest contrived “enemy of the state”. An opportunity taken by western governments that have, over the past 20 or 30 years, gotten bolder in their willingness to fabricate fear to secure a political end. Political ends are always about greater control, corruption, and ultimately, cover ups… In the age where air has become second to digital noise in terms of ubiquity, and hyperbole has replaced truth as the journalistic objective, governments’ ability to leverage misinformation (i.e. propaganda) has become a precision tool. Like it or not, society has become confused by the amount of information thrown at us and that makes us susceptible… Right now a bill is making its way through Congress that most legislators, have admittedly, not read but are ready to approve. And perhaps the most glaring action is the $5 trillion financial bail out that took place over the weekend. This is by far, the biggest financial industry bailout ever to take place, at least on this planet. Most Americans have no idea a bailout is taking place and those that do will never come to know that the bailout began in early September. On September 2nd, the Fed began its second epic “bank bailout”. That is, it has nothing to do with the virus… And it isn’t just banks but the entire sport of speculation that require a bailout. The leverage inherent in the sport of speculation, across all asset classes, has created an aggregate risk position so large there is no longer enough cash to cover the margin call… This past weekend, once again the Fed announced a $5 trillion bailout and it went completely unnoticed by the public because we are distracted by a “world ending virus”. The largest financial bailout in the history of the world and nobody knows it happened because the focus is on a virus that to date, has resulted in 50 deaths in America (at the same time 8,000 deaths have resulted from the flu in America)… If I were to show these figures (from above in article) to an alien and ask them to identify which scenario resulted in a lockdown of society, which do you suspect they’d point to? Exactly. 100% of you pointed to Swine Flu. 100% of you… So how is it that the western governments picked Covid? And more importantly, why?”

From the Be-Afraid-Be-VERY-Afraid Desk: Congress Must Pass $2 Trillion TARP Or Face Global Depression: Minerd – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/minerd-urges-congress-pass-2-trillion-tarp-rescue-world-imminent-global-depression – “The idea that Congress can address one failing industry at a time—like the airlines now with the $50 billion proposed bailout package—is wrongminded. ● As the economy continues to slow, crisis will start to cascade through many industries, and the problems will come faster and faster. ● The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Coronavirus emergency funding bill currently in front of Congress demonstrates how long it takes to react to something. There really needs to be a dedicated pool of money that is available to step in and salvage viable companies that are struggling. ● And remember, TARP was a money-making exercise for the government. We should get away from the idea that we are bailing people out. With TARP, the U.S. government becomes a distressed investor, and also is helping to sustain the economy and the working class. ● This is the scenario that leads to global depression. Should policymakers fail to get these sorts of programs in place quickly, there is increasing risk that we could fall into a deep, dark spiral.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: Federal government to control and oversee grocery distribution with govt / private sector partnerships: Wal-Mart, Costco, Target, Kroger, top grocery chains to be deemed “critical infrastructure” – National Guard to protect key distribution points – by Mike Adams – https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/federal-government-to-control-and-oversee-grocery-distribution-with-govt-private-sector-partnerships-wal-mart-costco-target-kroger-top-grocery-chains-to-be-deemed-critical-infrastructu/ – “Breaking news alert –  NaturalNews.com – The US federal government is in the planning stage of implementing a plan to protect and control grocery distribution across the United States via public / private partnerships with top grocery chains such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, HEB (Texas), Target, Costco, etc., high-level sources now tell Natural News. The effort is being made to ensure the smooth delivery of food supplies to the public as a coronavirus lockdown is about to commence on a regional basis, and food supplies are necessary to prevent social unrest, lawlessness and looting… Natural News has learned details of this plan which we are told is in the final stages of being completed, with some measure of rollout to begin as early as just a few days from now in at least one region of the country. We were also told that we got the attention of the administration when I appeared on the Alex Jones Show two weeks ago and delivered predictions numbers that closely matched the classified numbers the CDC and HHS already had, none of which had been released to the public. This “caused alarm” in certain circles, we were told, because the CDC thought they had a leak to Natural News (which apparently would be the end of the world at the CDC). They later concluded that we had reached the same conclusions based on mathematical models, not any leak.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: Helicopter Money Arrives: White House To Send Checks To Americans Within 2 Weeks, Mnuchin Says – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/watch-live-white-house-holds-daily-coronavirus-task-force-briefing – “Meanwhile, President Trump, returning to the mic, told reporters that he hoped to send $1,000 to every American. He also took a swipe at spring breakers, saying he was “not happy” about people disobeying the guidelines… That would cost the Treasury ~$330 billion, plus whatever more in processing fees (tough using ‘liberal math’, the cost would be much, much higher.… Just to recap: Kudlow gave the market the first whiff of helicopter money yesterday, then Bill Dudley followed that up this morning, along with a few well-placed leaks, with Mnuchin delivering the final touches before sprinting off to the capitol.”

From the Shape-Of-Things Desk: PREP Act Invoked Nationwide for the First Time in U.S. History – Will Martial Law Follow? – by Wayne Rohde – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/prep-act-invoked-nationwide-for-the-first-time-in-u-s-history-will-martial-law-follow/ – “The PREP Act was passed in December of 2005. Most of the emphasis for this act was born upon the federal government’s response to the Anthrax scare immediately after 9/11… Hidden in the Act is subsection (7) under declarations by the Secretary of HHS: (7) JUDICIAL REVIEW. – No court of the United States, or of any State, shall have subject matter jurisdiction to review, whether by mandamus or otherwise, any action by the Secretary under this subsection… CounterMeasures Injury Compensation Program: The CICP is very problematic in so many ways… First, the statute of limitations is only one (1) year versus three (3) years for injury in the NVICP… Second, the Program does not reimburse any medical expert fees or attorney fees. You are on your own, just filling out a petition form and submitting to HRSA… Third, there is no appeals process within a court system. Can’t appeal the decision to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals nor to the US Supreme Court… Fourth, all decisions are NOT disclosed, so they are not subject to public inspection.”

Here Come The Mass Layoffs: New York Unemployment Site Goes Down After “Tens Of Thousands” Lose Their Jobs – by Tyler Durden –  https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/here-come-mass-layoffs-new-york-unemployment-site-goes-down-after-tens-thousands-lose – “In many ways the US economy is currently in the eye of the coronavirus storm: cities and states are under quarantine lockdown, the CDC has prohibited any groupings of more than 50 people; stores, clubs, restaurants, bars and hotels are voluntarily shuttering indefinitely as the economy grinds to a halt and yet besides a tapestry of ghost cities across the nation, the immediate impact of the devastating viral storm on the service economy has yet to manifest itself… But the hurricane is about to hit front and center, and the service-industry mecca of New York City is leading the way… As the Daily News reports, New York’s unemployment website was overwhelmed Monday as the coronavirus pandemic put tens of thousands of people across the state out of work.”

“Shelter in Place” Order for our city of Santa Cruz, California starts tonight at 12.01 am, announced in an email by our district supervisor. PDF of this very dicey order from appointed County Health Officer Gail Newel can be seen Here. Note: My wife’s business has been ordered closed…

Denmark rushes through emergency coronavirus lawhttps://www.thelocal.dk/20200313/denmark-passes-far-reaching-emergency-coronavirus-law/amp – “The far-reaching new law will remain in force until March 2021, when it will expire under a sunset clause… Trine Maria Ilsøe, DR’s court correspondent, said that Danish citizens could face prosecution under the new law if they refused to comply with health authorities’ demands. ‘It means that you could be sentenced to a punishment if you, for example, refuse to allow yourself to be tested for coronavirus,’ she said…  The Ministry of Health will now work with the Ministry of Justice on the details of how the police will work with health officials to enforce their demands…  As well as enforcing quarantine measures, the law also allows the authorities to force people to be vaccinated, even though there is currently no vaccination for the virus.” (emphasis added)

From the Here-It-Comes Desk: ‘Shelter In Place’ Order For Much Of Bay Area Expected: Reports | Santa Cruz Patch – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/s/h1vn1/shelter-in-place-order-for-much-of-bay-area-expected-reports

Global Economy Heads For Major Recession As Central Banks Increase Emergency Measures To Prevent Collapse Of Financial System –  – https://southfront.org/global-economy-heads-for-major-recession-as-central-banks-increase-emergency-measures-to-prevent-collapse-of-financial-system/ – “This gigantic package of stimulus measures comes on top of the panic measures introduced last week as the meltdown in stock and bond markets began to get out of control. Last Thursday, as the bond market melted down and lines of credit were under threat the Fed announced an intervention in the short term debt markets (repo) that will run into April and amounts to over $4.5 trillion.… The political and economic elites of the American empire have boxed themselves into a corner and created an economic hurricane that threatens an economic depression similar to the 1930s… Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has presided over a gigantic wealth transfer as its massive money printing led to massive price inflation in paper assets across the board from stocks to bonds. The 1% have raked in massive profits while income levels for the majority have stood still or declined… It has kept interest rates at historically low levels enabling banks, hedge funds and corporations to gorge themselves on cheap debt and engage in a frenzy of stock buybacks to the tune of several trillion dollars… The political and economic elites of the American empire have boxed themselves into a corner and created an economic hurricane that threatens an economic depression similar to the 1930s… Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has presided over a gigantic wealth transfer as its massive money printing led to massive price inflation in paper assets across the board from stocks to bonds. The 1% have raked in massive profits while income levels for the majority have stood still or declined… It has kept interest rates at historically low levels enabling banks, hedge funds and corporations to gorge themselves on cheap debt and engage in a frenzy of stock buybacks to the tune of several trillion dollars… It would appear that the solution to $250 trillion of unpayable global debt is to hit the printing presses hard and create a whole load more cash out of thin air… As businesses of all size go bankrupt while job losses and pay cuts rise over the next period I wonder if central banks generosity will extend to ordinary citizens?”

Ukrainian Radicals, Once Again, Sabotage Attempts At Reconciliation In Eastern Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/ukrainian-radicals-once-again-sabotage-attempts-at-reconciliation-in-eastern-ukraine/ – “This news quickly overshadowed the news of some progress between Russia and Ukraine in Minsk, which had been announced the day before. There, representatives of Zelensky and Putin agreed to create a body for a political settlement in Eastern Ukraine… The situation is evidence that no political settlement and peace is possible in Eastern Ukraine, since the Kiev government can’t even protect its own staff from the actions of nationalists, and political actors from the era of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.”

US, British Troops In Aden, More To Arrive In Yemen Strategic Areas: Reportshttps://southfront.org/us-british-troops-in-aden-more-to-arrive-in-yemen-strategic-areas-reports/ – “The US and British leaderships are responding to military setbacks of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen with deploying more and more troops in the country. The formal pretext is to ‘combat terrorism’. However, there is no secret that US and British forces are assisting Saudi operation against Ansar Allah (the Houthis) across Yemen.”

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Discussion on the Expanding Earth Hypothesis

Conversation on a Discord chat today resulting from discussion of Neal Adams’ amazing 207 animated video Science: 01 – Conspiracy: Earth is Growing! (10 min) – https://youtu.be/oJfBSc6e7QQ

Today at 1:14 PM:

That continents that we have were connected at one point, that is pretty much accepted. So we have a single continent on one side of the world. The other side of the world is impacted by another planet(oid?), blasting whatever was there out into space exposing the mantle. In a vacuum, liquids automatical ball into a sphere. When this happened it ripped this other continent(Pangaea as it is called) into pieces, exposing the magma between them. Most, if not all of the oceans vaporized, cooling the exposed magma( to a point) and eventually raining back down to refill the barren spaces between our present continents. Indeed the crust beneath the oceans are far younger, and much thinner as well. And they do continue to drift and you can see the stretch marks that cover the bottom in the mid Atlantic. But if the separation had occured slowly over time they would str3tch across the entirety of the ocean floor, from continental shelf to continental shelf, but they do.not. Therefore the initial separation happened so quickly that ridges were not able to form. There is no such rift in the Pacific, or any stretch mark, indicating that they were not pulled apart. Subduction on the west coast of the Americas and the east coast of Asia indicates that rather, they are being pushed toward each other.

Today at 1:59 PM:

@ScottAlberts – OK, I’m very familiar with the Pangea theory. I basically am not moved by anything being “pretty much accepted,” though. There is no forensic evidence for how the continents of a broken-up Pangea wandered over the supposedly enormous ocean bed of a world that was theoretically the same size as present day Earth. Additionally, there is the apparent evidence that when one gradually removes the ocean floors that seem to have spread from the under-ocean rifts in concordance with the age dating of the under-ocean magmas, ALL of the continents of the world nest neatly with each other on a much smaller planet that has no oceans, only inland seas.

I don’t see convincing evidence of the “subduction” that would be required for the continents to wander all over the planet, which would require the disappearance of massive extents of the existing ocean bed. There then would, obviously, be large remaining areas of the ocean beds which date back to the time of the formation of the crust of Pangea, and there are not.

And, there absolutely is a Pacific Rift. Most of it is directly along the edge of the North American Western Continental Shelves in the Northern Hemisphere, and it then moves out into the ocean at the Gulf of California and heads down toward Antarctica. This is even covered in the mind-control institution Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Pacific_Rise – though they of course see this in the context of the supposedly massive subduction required to explain the relatively rapid crustal expansion that the rise of magma at the rift would require for the ocean bed to remain roughly the same size as the expansion continues to occur.

East Pacific Rise – The East Pacific Rise is a mid-oceanic ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It separates the Pacific Plate to the west from (north to south) the North American Plate, the Rivera Plate, the Cocos Plate, the Nazca Plate, and th… (from Wikipedia)

I don’t agree that there is evidence, based on physical data or indigenous traditions, of a cataclysmic event on the scale you outline above. If something of magnitude had ever happened (and it would have to have been tens of millions of years ago) no human life would have survived, nor any moderately advanced life on the planet. Then also there would have to be vast expanses of the ocean beds all formed at one and the same time, for which there is no evidence.

IMO, the “Subduction of the West Coast of the Americas” is just one more example of proponents of the frozen-in-time “official stories” of propaganda science to pull explanations out of thin air to protect lies instituted in coopted Academia, who have been bought lock-stock-and-barrel by the world of finance capital allied with the global mind-control agenda.

These my considered opinions. Where do you think stars come from? What powers them IF IT ISN’T nuclear fusion, but instead energy emerging from within them from and omnipresent Aether, which explains things more coherently, I think. And if energy is emerging WITHIN the stars, why couldn’t it emerge within planets, which are likely also living organisms. Perhaps Life is very different than the Big Bang – Deteriorating Universe theorists which now have humanity collectively in their grips would have us believe.

BTW, I have personal experience that this Aetheric energy also arises within us from the center of our being.

ScottAlberts – Today @ 2:25 PM:

According to the Sumerians , the “gods” told them that this was what had occured. Humans were not around at that time. The Pacific rift does not operate iin quite the same way as the Atlantic. And the 200,000 year oldish crust at the bottom of the sea, coincides roughly with the Permian/Triassic extinction in which nearly all life on the planet died. Recent studies have shown that we were indeed impacted by a planet or planetoid at some point in the past. I’m just connecting dots my friend. I do not believe in the big bang theory or in a deteriorating universe. But an infinite and eternal one in a continual process of evolution. And that energy that you have felt arising from the core of your being is very real and measurable up to 3 feet outside of your physical being. We are not conscious because we have a body. We have a body because we are conscious. Our planet puts out a tremendous amount of energy. It has a pulse of a sort. It is very much alive and is continuously evolving as all life does.

Bruce-Reid – Today @ 3:09 PM:

@ScottAlberts – I think the Sumarian “gods” were likely the Annunaki – The Sumarian tablets seem to show this. The evidence presented by Michael Tellinger and Credo Mutwa shows that both the mining of gold, and the genetic modification of humanity may have taken place in South Africa circa 200,000 years ago. BTW, there is evidence that advanced humanoids may have lived on Earth millions of years ago. In this cycle, we certainly go back on the order of 2 million years or so. The Annunaki seem to me to have created the controlled, stratified societies that emerged after the cataclysm of around 13,000 years ago in Sumeria, Egypt and the Indus Valley. IMO, the Annunaki may be involved in human affairs to this day, working to enslave humanity. If so, they would hardly be a reliable source of information on our history. The ocean bottom crusts of the world have been dated to tens of millions of years of age – and are younger at the rift zones and older near to the continental shelves. Yes the Earth has been impacted by celestial objects, but nothing even close to the magnitude that would be required to obliterate half of the ocean floors on the opposite side of the world from a single Pangea-type continent. I appreciate that you are working to connect dots. We all are. But how can we do this is we discount vital evidence?

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Web Research Links for the Week of 3/9/20

Fair Use Notice: This site may contain some copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of vital issues which already exist in the public domain. – Note: These links are posted at the top of the page as the week progresses. Links from previous weeks can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button above. If you have a link you would like to share, please put it into a comment.

The Fed’s Latest Welfare Payout to the Crooked Wall Street Banks – by Mike Whitneyhttps://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-feds-latest-welfare-payout-to-the-crooked-wall-street-banks/ – “When an outside actor, like the Fed, intervenes in the market and creates fake demand for financial assets that investors have shunned, it is destroying the “central function” of the free market. It is asserting power over the market to set prices and, by doing so, assumes the role of Central Planner. That is what the Fed is doing by stopping the market from clearing. It is “price setting”. It is pushing stock prices higher than their true market value by loading up on mainly US Treasuries which dramatically distort rates while inflating the price of government bonds. We can only guess what the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury would be if the Fed had not purchased $2 trillion of them to save the insolvent banks from bankruptcy in 2008? And, in case there is any doubt about that matter, here is a straightforward admission (see article) by former-Fed chairman Ben Bernanke during the post-Lehman congressional hearings… The Fed is destroying the system it is entrusted to safeguard. It’s acting as a stooge for the banks instead of an impartial referee whose job is to oversee and regulate the financial system so capital is efficiently deployed to productive investments that benefit the American people. Does anyone think the Fed is acting within its mandate by pumping the system with liquidity so crooked banks can cream bigger profits off their casino operations?.. No one, and yet it continues… Keep in mind, the Trump administration has only allocated a lousy $8 billion to fund its response to coronavirus. So the American people –all 330 million of them– will get a whopping $8 billion while the crooked Wall Street banks get regular multi-trillion dollar infusions that allow them to swap their crappy, dog-eared securities for cold-hard cash. The banks will then roll over these 3-month loans indefinitely turning their short-term debts into perennial welfare payouts. Does that sound fair to you?”

No One wants This To Come Out About Coronavirus – Spread This, It Keeps Getting Censoredhttps://anonhq.com/no-one-wants-this-to-come-out-about-coronavirus-spread-this-it-keeps-getting-censored/ – “In 2010 scientists in Wuhan published  a study stating they combined HIV parts with SARS. This was building on a 2007 study where they tried combining a SARS-like bat coronavirus with HIV pseudovirus that was not previously infectious to humans. While they were researching the SARS-like bat Coronavirus, they were unhappy with the low rate at which it infected human cells. So they genetically altered it to make it infect human cells more effectively — by giving it an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) outer shell, which enabled the SARS-like coronavirus to attack human cells via ACE2 receptors… 2015 study, scientists in Wuhan: They took a bat coronavirus and made a chimera virus that specifically attaches to the ACE2 protein to “to maximize the opportunity for pathogenesis and vaccine studies in mice”... And this is significant because what I just described pretty much sums up our current Coronavirus (first study published about COVID-19, ACE2 receptors, same scientists as the study from a decade ago, Peng Zhou) .”

New Iraqi Group Claims Responsibility For Camp Taji Attackhttps://southfront.org/new-iraqi-group-claims-responsibility-for-camp-taji-attack/ – “A new Iraqi military group has claimed responsibility for the March 11 Camp Taji attack, which claimed the lives of three U.S.-led coalition service members… In an official statement released on March 15, the group, dubbed Ausbat al-Thaayirin (AT), confirmed its responsibility for the recent rocket attacks on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops… few days ago, Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) released a statement calling on the perpetrators of the recent attacks to reveal themselves, promising to support them. KH was held responsible for these attacks by the U.S… AT appears to be a pro-Iranian Shiite group. The group vowed to respond to the assassination of Popular Mobilization Unties (PMU) Deputy-Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Maj. Gen. Qassam Soleimani, Commander of Iran’s Quds Force.”

Syrian Opposition Supporters Intercept, Assault Their Turkish Allies On M4 Highway (Videos) – https://southfront.org/syrian-opposition-supporters-intercept-assault-their-turkish-allies-on-m4-highway-videos/ – “The Turkish convoy, which consisted of several battle tanks, armored vehicles and bulldozers, was tasked with opening the M4 to facilitate a joint Russian-Turkish patrol that was supposed to take place on the highway later… Opposition protesters blocked the highway by deploying obstacles and even climbing Turkish vehicles. This forced the convoy to withdraw. However, the protesters went on to stone the vehicles of their allies… Turkey’s failure to open the highway led to the cancellation of the pre-planned joint patrol. Russian and Turkish troops conducted a very limited patrol west of Saraqib city in southeast Idlib instead… The reopening of the M4 highway, which links the coastal city of Lattakia with Aleppo city, is the keystone of the recent Russian Turkish agreement on Greater Idlib… In the last few days, opposition activists and militants vowed to keep the highway blocked, threatening Russian forces and placing a bounty for killing Russian journalists.”

Looking at the Military Aspects of Biological Warfare – by The Saker – https://www.unz.com/tsaker/looking-at-the-military-aspects-of-biological-warfare/ – “Here I have to, again, remind everybody that war is never an end by itself, but only a means towards an end, and that end is always POLITICAL. Going in just to kill people and even bombing a country back to the stone age does NOT qualify as a political goal. If you prefer, the political goal is what ought to be defined as “victory”. So, again, “destroying all enemy ships” or “pulling off a decapitating anti-leadership strike” are NOT political goals… There are several countries out there which are capable of developing bioweapons. In fact, most biolabs could manufacture a simple bioweapon using commonly found agents. But labs don’t get to decide to engage such weapons. That decision is clearly one which can only be taken at the national command center level and only following a compelling argument by military and scientific specialists. Finally, no responsible government would ever order the use of WMD if it felt that there is a risk of retaliation, both military or political… Finally, in the case of SARS-CoV-2 and of all the other epidemics/pandemics we see situation where the infection is not confined to the original infection site but goes global… As far as I know, and please correct me if I am wrong, but I know if no virus which has been successfully deployed against a specific target and then remained contained to that target. In other words, the risk of “collateral damage” from bioweapons is pretty close to infinite (at least potentially).”

Defender Europe 2020 can not be cancelled due to corona virus – Defender Europe 2020 or COVID-19. Who will win? – by Timoschuk –  https://theduran.com/defender-europe-2020-can-not-be-cancelled-due-to-corona-virus/ – “With the exception of civilian petitions, there are opinions of scholars and professional military personnel… According to the professors, the large troop movements within the framework of Defender Europe 2020 can contribute to the spread of corona virus infection throughout the European continent. And at the present time, the transfer of American troops to European ports is on the peak. And the source of a dangerous virus can be not only people. But also the transport in which dust particles containing the virus remained… The first canceled military events appear. Thus, the Finnish Ministry of Defense announced that Finnish troops will not take part in NATO’s major “Cold Response 2020” exercise. The U.S. and Israeli military exercises “Juniper cobra missile defense”, as well as the joint U.S.-South Korean exercises, have been canceled… Against this background, it would be logical if not to cancel, then at least postpone the “Defender Europe 2020” exercise.”

Photo, Video: Russian Military Police Waiting Turks For First Joint Patrol On M4 Highwayhttps://southfront.org/photo-video-russian-military-police-waiting-turks-for-first-joint-patrol-on-m4-highway/ – “On March 15, Russian war correspondent Eugene Poddubny published a photo and a video showing a unit of the Russian Military Police prepared for a joint patrol along the M4 highway in southern Idlib. According to Poddubny, the unit is now deployed in the northern vicinity of Saraqib and waiting Turkish forces to start the patrol… Earlier this week, the Turkish foreign ministry claimed that the first patrol will cover the entire agreed buffer zone – from west of Saraqib to the eastern vicinity of Jisr al-Shughur. However, this scenario remains highly unlikely because Jisr al-Shughur is a stronghold of the al-Qaeda-linked Turkistan Islamic Party. So, these ‘moderate rebels’ will be not happy to see the Russians there.”

M4 Highway Remains Blocked Less Than A Day Before First Planned Russian-Turkish Patrol (Video) – https://southfront.org/m4-highway-remains-blocked-less-than-a-day-before-first-planned-russian-turkish-patrol-video/ – “The sit-in began on March 13. The protesters are planning to prevent Russian and Turkish forces from conducting joint patrols on the highway in order to sabotage the recent Turkish-Russian agreement on Greater Idlib. Under the agreement, the first patrol should take place on March 15… A unit of the Turkish military made an attempt to end the sit-in and open the highway on March 14 noon. However, the protesters refused to evacuate, forcing the unit to retreat… The sit-in is by no mean peaceful, the protesters threatened to target any Russian unit that would approach the M4 highway. The threats were not limited to the protesters. A large unit of the Sham Corps, the biggest Turkish-backed group in Greater Idlib, released also a statement threatening Russian forces… ‘Any Russian patrol that would enter our land will be a target for us,’ the unit, known as the Ahl al-Sham Brigade, said in its statement.”

PROMIS VERSION 2.0? – by Joseph Farrell – https://gizadeathstar.com/2020/03/promis-version-2-0/ – ” ‘The former acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security was indicted for alleged fraud and theft, according to the Department of Justice… Charles Edwards, 59, served as the acting inspector general for the agency between 2011 and 2013 as part of former President Barack Obama’s administration… Edwards, of Maryland, and  54-year-old Virginia resident Murali Yamazula Venkata were both charged with wire fraud conspiracy to commit theft of government property, conspiracy to defraud the United States, aggravated identity theft, and theft of government property. Additionally, Venkata, a former subordinate of Edwards, is accused of destroying records, said the Justice Department.’.. Let that sink in a moment: the Department of Homeland Security (or as we like to refer to it here, the Reichsicherheithauptamt, version 2.0), a central and crucial component of the US intelligence and counter-intelligence “community”, has had software stolen from its inspector general’s office, allegedly by an acting inspector general himself, who apparently intended to “re-sell” the software back to other departments of the federal swamp, which could pay for the “purchase” and never have to render any accounting, thank you FASAB56. Now, if this sounds to you a little bit like the PROMIS story, then join the club, because that’s the way it looks and smells to me as well. A little back door here, a little back door there, and voila, as the article points out, you have the names, addresses and so on of federal government employees. Indeed, one has to wonder if the software itself was not some updated version of PROMIS to begin with. (My bet? It was.)”

COVID-19: Social Distancing, Forced Quarantines and the End Game (53 min) – by Derrick Broze

Iraq’s Resistance Reveals How U.S. Troops Will Be Removed From Its Country – by Moon of Alabama – https://www.moonofalabama.org/2020/03/iraqs-resistance-reveals-how-us-troops-will-be-removed-from-its-country.html – “Yesterday the U.S. attacked five sites in Iraq and killed 3 Iraqi soldiers of the 19th Division, two policeman and a civilian. The strikes came after some 10+ rockets, fired by unknown people, had hit the joint base Camp Tali and had killed 2 U.S. and one British soldiers… Today the U.S. received the revenge for its strikes… The U.S. Central Command had argued that the “defensive precision strike” against the five sites created deterrence i.e. they would prevent other attacks: ‘We believe that this is going to have an effect on deterring — on deterring future strikes of this nature. We’ve seen in the past what happens when you don’t respond. Now people know that we’re not going to — we’re not going to tolerate these direct attacks on American or coalition service members, and we’re willing and able to respond.’.. Even hawkish analysts find that the argument is nonsense… The Iraqi police found the launch site from where today’s rocket volley was fired. Its pictures tell a lot about how this fight will go on until the U.S. occupation forces leave Iraq… This is a fixed camouflaged position under a roof. It was probably built months if not years ago. The launcher cases where dug into the ground of some shed. They were already adjusted in the planned strike direction. To launch the rockets one had simply to clear the top of camouflage, pull up the rocket launcher from the front and set the height adjusting stick up. One man could do that within a few minutes. The electrical launch command would then come from remote by a wire or cellphone… The setup of the position reminds one of similar positions the Lebanese Hizbullah has build in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. The people who set up this launch position in Iraq seem to have received some training from experienced staff.”

From the Shape-Of-Things-To-Come Desk: (21 year-old) Liberty Activist “Murdered as He Slept” by SWAT Team Seizing His Guns — Lawyer – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/liberty-activist-murdered-as-he-slept-by-swat-team-seizing-his-guns-lawyer.html – “In the process, according to Rene Sandler, an attorney for the family, police opened fire through an outside window and murdered Lemp and shot his girlfriend as they slept… According to ABC, Sandler said the family believes police fired gunshots, not a flashbang or other projectile, from outside the home, including through Lemp’s bedroom window, while he and his girlfriend were sleeping. Nobody in the home heard any warnings or commands before police opened fire, she said… ‘There is no warrant or other justification that would ever allow for that unless there is an imminent threat, which there was not,’ Sandler said… If history is any indicator, however, police will rule this killing justified after they investigate themselves… ‘He was pro-America and supported wholeheartedly all the protections of the Constitution,’ the family’s attorney said. ‘We believe that the body camera footage and other forensic evidence from this event will support what Duncan’s family already knows, that he was murdered.’ ”

Vossahedron – Prototype groundbreaking Bio-Architecture dome structure(video 1hr 17min) – Comment:  Fernando Vossa presents what is essentially a New Paradigm approach to architecture and housing, with major implications for our future lives.

China Accuses US Military Of Coronavirus Outbreakhttps://southfront.org/china-accuses-us-military-of-coronavirus-outbreak/ – ” ‘It might be the US army’ that brought the coronavirus (COVID-19) to China, a spokesman for the country’s foreign ministry, Zhao Lijian, said on March 12.” (with tweets posted by Zhao) – Comment: This is a whole new wrinkle in the COVID-19 narrative…

Greek Border Guards Deploy Massive Fans Against Tear Gas, Start Building Border Wallhttps://southfront.org/greek-border-guards-deploy-massive-fans-against-tear-gas-start-building-border-wall/ – “Turkish media claim that the Greek border guards are using the fans to spread the tear gas they, themselves, are throwing, so as to not to harm themselves with their own gas, despite any logic… Meanwhile, Bulgarian authorities opened the Ivaylovgrad dam, so that Evros is flooded to make it harder to cross the river at the Turkish-Greek border crossing… On March 12th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan added another insult to his repertoire, after years ago calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel a “Nazi,” then saying French President Emmanuel Macron is “brain dead,” now he said that Greece and the Greek are simply “Nazis” and “barbarians.”.. Merkel and Macron, who recently thanked Greece for guarding “Europe’s borders” and are to meet with Erdogan in Istanbul in a few days for talks that will include the new migrant crisis, are being called on to deal with the Turkish president and his out-of-control ambition.”

Syrian Military Discovered Terrorist Prison At Former Ice Cream Factoryhttps://southfront.org/syrian-military-discovered-terrorist-prison-at-former-ice-cream-factory/ – “TASS reports (source): The Syrian military have discovered a prison and a court, where terrorists sentenced locals to death for even the smallest of infringements  in the town of Al Qasimiyah in Aleppo province… The prison was located in a former ice cream factory… ‘This was their prison. There are several cells — both big and small. Even women and children were imprisoned here, a total of 500 people,’ a Syrian serviceman named Hadjar told Russian journalists… The place is littered with prisoners’ belongings and jumpsuits of those sentenced to public executions…’Here are sewage pits, [the terrorists] dumped those whom they considered particularly dangerous or guilty there,’ the serviceman said… According to the locals, the militants would punish even the smallest infringement: curfew violation, failure to pay debt, a woman appearing without headscarf in public and even for expression of disrespect to the terrorists. The so-called sharia morality police watched over this.”

Escalation Or De-Escalation? Prospects Of Russian-Turkish Idlib Agreement (w/Video 4min) – https://southfront.org/escalation-or-de-escalation-prospects-of-russian-turkish-idlib-agreement/Comment: Very good concise analysis of the current state of the Cease Fire in Idlib and possible future developments

Two New Disappointments for the Coup Planners in Venezuela –  https://southfront.org/two-new-disappointments-for-the-coup-planners-in-venezuela/ – “There are two political lines developing simultaneously. On the one hand, a scenario is under construction to achieve a broad agreement for the next legislative election. The Government and an increasingly wide range of opposition parties and leaders are working on this road map… Central steps have already been taken in that direction, such as the installation on March 9 of the Electoral Nominations Committee to elect the new electoral authorities, with the participation of deputies from both Chavism and the opposition: the president will be Angel Medina, from the Justice First party, and the vice-president Julio Chavez, from the PSUV… On the other hand, the time of the overthrow attempt is underway, with Guaido as the national front and with the United States as its leader and funder. This strategy has not yielded favorable political results either in terms of weakening Maduro or in terms of establishing its social legitimacy since the economic blockade does not have the majority approval of society… So two lines are advancing simultaneously and the second one, the coup plan, needs to stop the accumulation of forces of the first one, the electoral one. In order to do so, it needs to carry out initiatives that achieve an impact, which leads to the hypotheses related to actions of force, like what occurred with the burning of CNE warehouses or the attacks on barracks last December near the border with Brazil.”

Bailout Bazooka Has Been Fired – Mike Maloney’s Gold/Silver Market Update (16 min)

COVID-19: Further Evidence that the Virus Originated in the US – by Larry Romanoff – https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-further-evidence-virus-originated-us/5706078 – “Not only did the virus not originate at the seafood market, it did not originate in Wuhan at all, and it has now been proven that it did not originate in China but was brought to China from another country. Part of the proof of this assertion is that the genome varieties of the virus in Iran and Italy have been sequenced and declared to have no part of the variety that infected China and must, by definition, have originated elsewhere… It would seem the only possibility for origination is the US because only that country has the “tree trunk” of all the varieties. And it may therefore be true that the original source of the COVID-19 virus was the US military bio-warfare lab at Fort Detrick. This would not be a surprise, given that the CDC completely shut down Fort Detrick, but also because, as I related in an earlier article, between 2005 and 2012 the US had experienced 1,059 events where pathogens had been either stolen or escaped from American bio-labs during the prior ten years – an average of one every three days.” (emphasis added)

COVID-19 and Total Social Control: ‘This is No Futuristic Scenario’ – by F. William Engdahl – https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/03/11/covid-19-and-total-social-control-this-is-no-futuristic-scenario/ – “Whatever has occurred inside China at this point it is almost impossible to say owing to conflicting reactions of the Beijing authorities and several changes in ways of counting COVID-19 cases. The question now is how the relevant authorities in the West will use this crisis. Here it is useful to go back to a highly relevant report published a decade ago by the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading backers of eugenics, and creators of GMO among other things… The report in question has the bland title, “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development.” It was published in May 2010 in cooperation with the Global Business Network of futurologist Peter Schwartz. The report contains various futurist scenarios developed by Schwartz and company… One scenario carries the intriguing title, “LOCK STEP: A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback.” Here it gets interesting as in what some term predictive programming.”

Turkey Should Return S-400 If It Wants Patriot Batteries: Pentagonhttps://southfront.org/turkey-should-return-s-400-if-it-wants-patriot-batteries-pentagon/ – “On March 10th, US Department of Defense spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said that the US would deliver Patriot air defense systems to Turkey, if it returned the S-400 missile defense system to Russia… Two Turkish officials told Reuters News Agency that Turkey was evaluating the US offer but added that Ankara had not changed its plans for the Russian S-400 systems… The S-400 is planned to be activated in April 2020… Speaking to reporters on his return flight from Brussels on March 10th, Erdogan said Ankara had told Washington to deploy Patriot systems to Turkey and that it was ready to buy the systems from the US, as well.”

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Highwire with Del Bigtree (2hr 21min) Del also discusses a possible upcoming lawsuit against the CDC, and more information from the monumental 9 hour deposition of Vaccine Guru Dr. Stanley Plotkin.

THE STOCK MARKET GOT DESTROYED. THE WORST IS YET TO COME (25 min) – by Greg Mannarino – I recommend everyone watch this very important video from Mannarino.

From the Never-Let-A-Good-Crisis-Go-To Waste Desk: Executive Order on Modernizing Influenza Vaccines in the United States to Promote National Security and Public Healthhttps://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-modernizing-influenza-vaccines-united-states-promote-national-security-public-health/ – “(b)  Vaccination is the most effective defense against influenza (Note: kinda seems like an opinion).  Despite recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that nearly every American should receive the influenza vaccine annually, however, seasonal influenza vaccination levels in the United States have currently reached only about 45 percent of CDC goals (Note: Moar innoculations!)… (c)  All influenza vaccines presently in use have been developed for circulating or anticipated influenza viruses. These vaccines must be reformulated for each influenza season as well as in the event of a pandemic.  Additional research is needed to develop influenza vaccines that provide more effective and longer-lasting protection against many or all influenza viruses (Note: Can we say “DNA vaccines?”)… Sec. 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the United States to modernize the domestic influenza vaccine enterprise to be highly responsive, flexible, scalable, and more effective at preventing the spread of influenza viruses.  This is a public health and national security priority, as influenza has the potential to significantly harm the United States and our interests, including through large-scale illness and death, disruption to military operations, and damage to the economy.  This order directs actions to reduce the United States’ reliance on egg-based influenza vaccine production; to expand domestic capacity of alternative methods that allow more agile and rapid responses to emerging influenza viruses; to advance the development of new, broadly protective vaccine candidates that provide more effective and longer lasting immunities; and to support the promotion of increased influenza vaccine immunization across recommended populations… Sec. 3.  National Influenza Vaccine Task Force.  (a)  There is hereby established a National Influenza Vaccine Task Force (Task Force).  The Task Force shall identify actions to achieve the objectives identified in section 2 of this order and monitor and report on the implementation and results of those actions.  The Task Force shall be co-chaired by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, or their designees.” (emphasis added)

This Is a Test: How Will the Constitution Fare During a Nationwide Lockdown? – by John W. Whitehead – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/this-is-a-test-how-will-the-constitution-fare-during-a-nationwide-lockdown.html – “This coronavirus epidemic, which has brought China’s Orwellian surveillance out of the shadows and caused Italy to declare a nationwide lockdown, threatens to bring the American Police State out into the open on a scale we’ve not seen before… If and when a nationwide lockdown finally hits—if and when we are forced to shelter in place— if and when militarized police are patrolling the streets— if and when security checkpoints have been established— if and when the media’s ability to broadcast the news has been curtailed by government censors—if and when public systems of communication (phone lines, internet, text messaging, etc.) have been restricted—if and when those FEMA camps the government has been surreptitiously building finally get used as quarantine detention centers for American citizens—if and when military “snatch and grab” teams are deployed on local, state, and federal levels as part of the activated Continuity of Government plans to isolate anyone suspected of being infected with COVID-19—and if and when martial law is enacted with little real outcry or resistance from the public—then we will truly understand the extent to which the government has fully succeeded in recalibrating our general distaste for anything that smacks too overtly of tyranny… This is how it begins.”

COVID-19 Coronavirus “Fake” Pandemic: Timeline and Analysis – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky – https://www.globalresearch.ca/ncov-2019-coronavirus-time-line/5705776 – “The complexity of this crisis and its impacts have to be addressed and carefully analysed… What we are dealing with is “economic warfare” supported by media disinformation, coupled with the deliberate intent by   the Trump administration to undermine China’s economy. The ongoing economic dislocations are not limited to China… There are important public health concerns which must be addressed. But what motivated the Director-General of the WHO to act in this way?  Who was behind this historic January 30th decision of the WHO’s Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus… Our subsequent  analysis (in the timeline below) reveals that powerful corporate interests linked to Big Pharma, Wall Street and agencies of the US government were instrumental in the WHO’s far-reaching decision… What is at stake is the alliance of “Big Pharma” and “Big Money”, with the endorsement of the Trump Administration. The decision to launch a fake pandemic under the helm of the WHO on January 30, was taken a week earlier at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF). The media operation was there to spread outright panic.” Comment: Fantastic and important article from Global Research and Prof. Chossudovsky

(Santa Cruz) County Supervisors Declare Emergency Due To Coronavirus –  Also on Tuesday, the University of California, Santa Cruz called off in-person classes – https://patch.com/california/santacruz/county-supervisors-declare-emergency-due-coronavirus – “The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unanimously declared Tuesday a local emergency as the county braces for potential impact from the new coronavirus. Last week county Health Officer Gail Newel issued a Local Health Emergency, citing a need to prepare for a potential spread, should the outbreak worsen… Two Santa Cruz County residents have tested positive for coronavirus, and both patients are recovering in isolation, the county has said. The first patient was aboard the Princess Grand Princess cruise ship and the second is thought to have contracted the virus on a trip to Seattle… The county said it expects more cases to be confirmed as testing becomes more widely available in the coming days… Don’t miss updates about precautions in Santa Cruz as they are announced.” – “Ain’t it funny how you feel, when you know that it’s for real.” -Neil Young, Sugar Mountain – Comment: I certainly don’t concur with the approaches and attitudes expressed in this lamestream propaganda. But we need to stay aware of what is being pushed here, and where this “horrible pandemic” is being taken. Be prepared to do whatever you need to to preserve your sovereignty and personal initiatives.

18-Year-Old Blind Pianist Is So Talented That Scientists Are Studying His Brain To Learn Why -This blind piano prodigy has been entertaining audiences across the world since he was 11 – by Elias Marat – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/03/18-year-old-blind-pianist-is-so-talented-that-scientists-are-studying-his-brain-to-learn-why.html – “What Dr. Limb found out was shocking: Whitaker’s brain had apparently repurposed the visual cortex in order to develop other neurological pathways. When Whitaker listens to his favorite bands, his visual cortex is activated.”

Dutch Authorities’ Attempted To Pressure Hague District Court Before Start Of MH17 Trialhttps://southfront.org/dutch-authorities-attempted-to-pressure-hague-district-court-before-start-of-mh17-trial/ – “I recognise this hallmark style, that of planted news citing some mythical “irrefutable” evidence, with witnesses’ details classified and links to sources that cannot be opened. At the same time, important matters of direct relevance to the tragedy – such as Ukraine’s failure to close its airspace to civilian aircraft due to the internal armed conflict in the summer 2014 – which the Dutch parliamentarians seemed interested in, have apparently slipped from public discourse. The huge package of information about the crash provided by Russia continues to be ignored. The investigators are not interested in why all the prosecutors involved in the MH17 inquiry were fired just before the start of the trial in Ukraine… Yet, the media campaign is gaining unprecedented momentum, with a clear accusatory bias towards Russia and – something absolutely unacceptable – against its citizens. This has been unleashed in the last days before the trial in order to compensate for the gaps in the evidence, to hide the juggling of facts to fit the pre-selected version. Another reason is probably to inspire the idea that the probe was impeccable and predetermine the verdict in advance and prevent any deviation from the line drawn up six years ago… I just have one question. Is it even acceptable practice to launch such an information campaign before a court trial? Have you seen a precedent for this anywhere?” -Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 6

Trial Of Alleged “Vault 7” CIA Leaker Ends In Hung Juryhttps://www.zerohedge.com/technology/trial-alleged-vault-7-cia-leaker-ends-hung-jury – “On Monday, a federal jury in Manhattan could not agree on whether to convict 31-year-old Joshua Schulte on eight counts, including illegal gathering and transmission of national defense information, according to the New York Times. Schulte was convicted on two other counts; contempt of court and making false statements to the FBI… The trial of a former CIA computer engineer accused of the largest leak of classified information in the spy agency’s history has ended with a hung jury.” – Comment: hopefully this outcome will have an impact on the current Julian Assange extradition Kangaroo Court going on near Belmarsh Prison outside London.

Even The Best-Case Scenario Is Pretty Grim – by John Rubino – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/even-best-case-scenario-pretty-grim – “Let’s say President Trump is right about the coronavirus  “miraculously” fading away as temperatures rise in the Summer. Will things then go back to the old normal of globalization, free trade and finance-driven “growth”?.. Almost certainly not, because the psychological damage has already been done. Over the past couple of weeks the modern globalized economy with its multi-nation supply chains and just-in-time inventory systems has been forced to recognize that such a system only works in a nearly-perfect environment… Which means the best case scenario is the long-awaited Chinese financial crisis. And with the rest of the world just as over-leveraged as China, the implications of the second biggest economy shifting into reverse and possibly descending into chaos are hard to predict in detail but easy to envision generally: turmoil in the currency, fixed income and stock markets which force the governments to push interest rates into negative territory and run deficits that dwarf those of the Great Recession... If any major fiat currency is still functioning at the end of this process, that will be the real miracle.”

Plunge Protection Team Holds “Market Conditions” Call After Monday’s Market Crash – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/plunge-protection-team-holds-market-impact-phone-call-after-mondays-market-crash – “The last time Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had a phone call with the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, better known as the Plunge Protection Team, was on Dec 24, 2018, or the day which has since become better known as the Christmas Eve massacre  and which just happened to be the low of the Q4 2018 mini bear markets. It spawned a tremendous rally which culminated in a full year return for 2019 of nearly 30% with zero earnings growth… We bring this up because moments ago, moments ago we learned that in the past day, there was another phone call with the participants of the plunge protection team, which included Mnuchin, Fed Chairman Powell, New York Fed President Williams, as well as the heads of SEC, CFTC, OCC and FDIC, and during which “market conditions and resilience”, “economic disruptions” and “virus impact” were all discussed: The regulators “shared updates on the resilience of the markets and the economic impact,” of the virus, the Treasury Department said in a statement according to Bloomberg, and while the details of the call or its conclusion have not yet been leaked, one can imagine what the topic was on the day the market suffered its biggest crash since the financial crisis.” – Comment: I’d guess you could say these conversations were a prelude to the nearly 1200-point gains the Dow made on Tuesday…

“Deeper Than Corona” – The Real Causes Of The Oncoming Economic Collapse – by Matthew Ehrethttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/deeper-corona-real-causes-oncoming-economic-collapse – “The fact of the oncoming collapse itself should not be a surprise- especially when one is reminded of the $1.5 quadrillion of derivatives which has taken over a world economy which generates a mere $80 trillion/year in measurable goods and trade. These nebulous bets on insurance on bets on collateralized debts known as derivatives didn’t even exist a few decades ago, and the fact is that no matter what the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank have attempted to do to stop a new rupture of this overextended casino bubble of an economy in recent months, nothing has worked. Zero to negative percent interest rates haven’t worked, opening overnight repo loans of $100 billion/night to failing banks hasn’t worked- nor has the return of quantitative easing which restarted on October 17 in earnest. No matter what these financial wizards try to do, things just keep getting worse... The last week has seen The Dow make several 1000-point-plus swings which were more than a little startling for many investors, veering dangerously close to a precipice which has 1929 written all over it. Across the internet, panicky discussion has erupted over whether this foretells  another 1987 collapse as Donald Trump warned, or something more akin to Black Tuesday of 1929. Others have pondered whether this is more similar to a 1923 Weimar hyperinflation where Germans became millionaires overnight (not much to celebrate when bread costs billions).”

Massive BIZARRE Object Caught on Outer Space Radar Between the Sun and Earth (w/Video 3min) – by DAHBOO777 – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/bizarre-object-caught-on-outer-space-radar-heading-toward-earth.htmlComment: Unless this was a deliberately created digital image, it looks to be evidence approaching proof of extraterrestrial spacefaring life.

Lebanon Announces Default On $1.2BN Debt Payment In Historical First – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/bigger-lebanon-can-bear-pm-announces-default-12bn-debt-historical-first – “Local banks, which own some of the  Eurobonds set to mature on March 9, have long argued against a default. But clients also fear the continued rapid depletion of their savings. Diab, appearing to respond not only to the people in the streets but to criticisms from the West centered on the Mediterranean nation’s decades of state corruption, pledged to continue negotiations to restructure the country’s debt ‘with all creditors… in a manner consistent with the national interest.’.. ‘How can we pay creditors abroad when the Lebanese cannot get their money from their bank accounts?’ Diab questioned, referencing controversial emergency measures banks have enacted since the start of the year, which in most places has limited account holders to withdrawing a mere $200 total a week. The Lebanese had ‘lived a dream that was a delusion as though things were just fine, while Lebanon was drowning in more debt,’ he said further.”

Is Bill Gates Profiting From The Outbreak? Or Is Something Far More Sinister Taking Place? (w/Video 8min) – by Spiro Skouras – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/is-bill-gates-profiting-from-the-outbreak-or-is-something-far-more-sinister-taking-place.htmlwith links below the video.

Tucker Carlson: Extortion from China is the real threat (10 min) – Note: I personally don’t agree with some of what Tucker puts forward here as “facts.” However, I think it’s great that someone in “The Mainstream” is competent and willing to do this kind of reporting.

Russia Appears Unprepared For Market Chaos (Again)https://southfront.org/russia-appears-unprepared-for-market-chaos-again/ – “A significant part of the liberal economic bloc supports the devaluation of the ruble, as it believes that it will allow to preserve the budget amid the falling energy export revenue. The same liberal bloc has little interest in solving the actual problems of the population: the reduction of purchasing power, the climbing prices in the domestic market. This can be easily seen in the rising fuel prices, as well as the subsequent increase in prices for all sectors of the national economy. The current situation will also lead to an increase in inflation, which the Russian Central Bank declaratively fights against. Thus, the regulator is forced to undermine its own policy from the previous period… In many respects this situation coincides with the political changes in the country and the on-going constitutional amendments. Despite the fact that some of them were partially blocked (for example, the inability to own foreign property for officials and members of parliament), they provoke a hysteria of the liberal portion of the political elites. The economic decline will undermine Putin’s approval rating. As a result, the liberal elite is attempting to exploit the current situation to achieve its political interest and fight against the so-called ‘patriotic part’ of the Russian elites.

Putin Helps Erdogan Climb Down from the Tree with a Ceasefire Agreement – by Elijah J. Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2020/03/07/putin-helps-erdogan-climb-down-from-the-tree-with-a-ceasefire-agreement/ – “A well-informed source said that ‘Erdogan wanted a ceasefire in Idlib but could not announce it himself because it would have cost him dearly domestically. He lost the war when he failed to recover Saraqeb and recover the entire 70-kilometre-long highway linking Aleppo to Damascus, known as the M5. He wanted Putin to bring him down from the tree. The Russian President understood and saved his business partner from humiliation.’.. A strong Putin offered his hand to the weakened Erdogan.  His attempts to play on the Levant territory marked an incursion into the Kremlin’s arena. The Russian President is aware that the relationship with his Turkish partner must be handled very cautiously and that Erdogan’s promises cannot be taken at face value. But Turkey is also aware that Russia will hit harder the next time the Astana agreement and its annexes are violated, and that Putin’s allies in Syria will be more vigilant in any future confrontation against the Turkish army in Syria. One thing is sure: the jihadists have lost a father. Erdogan – who took upon him the spearhead role in overthrowing the Syrian state in 2011 – can no longer offer his protection but is himself looking to come out of his predicament with as few bruises as possible. The time has come for Turkey to leave Idlib.”

Seek and destroy: US Navy’s Orca robot (Unmanned Underwater Vehicle) – by Dave Makichuk – https://asiatimes.com/2020/03/seek-and-destroy-us-navys-orca-robot/ – “Meet the Orca, a 50 ton undersea drone armed with high-tech sensors capable of several attack options, including torpedoes, able to wage a stealth-like war under the ocean surface without a single human being in tow… According to a special report from Kris Osborn at National Interest, earlier this year, Boeing was awarded a US$43 million deal to build four Orcas for the US Navy… The XL-UUV (Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle) Orca is based upon Echo Voyager and Echo Ranger undersea drones, said Capt. Pete Small, Program Manager for Unmanned Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command… The latter is an 84-foot long, massive underwater drone able to reach depths of 11,000 feet and hit ranges up to 6,500 nautical miles, the report said… Extra Large UUVs, such as Boeing’s Orca, are certainly large enough to accommodate weapons payloads, and it seems such an option is entirely feasible, depending upon the pace of undersea connectivity and fire control, the report said… It goes without saying that use of any kind of lethal force would, according to Pentagon doctrine, require a human functioning in a role of command and control.”

Tech Firms Seek to Head Off Bans on Facial Recognition – Microsoft, Amazon show support for some legislative measures – by Ryan Tracy – https://www.wsj.com/articles/tech-firms-seek-to-head-off-bans-on-facial-recognition-11583498034  – “Amid rising calls for regulation, technology companies are pushing for laws that would restrict use of facial-recognition systems—and head off the more severe prohibitions some cities and states are weighing… Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and others stand to profit as government agencies and businesses expand use of the technology, which can require large investments in machine-learning and cloud-computing capacity… That opportunity is threatened by campaigns to severely restrict its use… San Francisco and six other cities have passed laws to block government use of facial recognition. Lawmakers in New York, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Michigan are considering some form of ban or strict limitation.”

Why this Draconian Response to COVID-19? – by Jeffrey A Tucker – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/why-this-draconian-response-to-covid-19.html – “Look, I’m obviously not in a position to comment on the medical aspects of this; I defer to the experts. But neither are medical professionals in a position to comment on the political response to this; mostly they have assiduously declined to do so… Meanwhile, governments are willy-nilly making drastic decisions that profoundly affect the status of human freedom. Their decisions are going to affect our lives in profound ways. And there has thus far been no real debate on this. It’s just been presumed that containment of the spread rather than the care of the sick is the only way forward… What’s more, we have governments all-too-willing to deploy their awesome powers to control human populations in direct response to mass public pressure based on fears that have so far not been justified by any available evidence. For this reason, we have every reason to be concerned… Are we really ready to imprison the world, wreck financial markets, destroy countless jobs, and massively disrupt life as we know it, all to forestall some uncertain fate, even as we do know the right way to deal with the problem from a medical point of view? It’s at least worth debating.”

World Health Organization Vaccine Safety Summit for Lawmakers – condensed from Del Bigtree’s Highwire (57 min)

Coronavirus: Follow the Money (13 min) – by Spiro Skouras

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Russia Just Told The World, “No.” – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-just-told-world-no – “All of this adds up to Russia holding the whip hand over the global market for oil… The ability to say, “No.”.. And they will have it for years to come as U.S. production implodes…  Because they can and do produce the marginal barrel of oil… That is why oil prices plunged as much as 10% into today’s close on the news they would not cut production… There is a cascade lurking beneath this market. There is a lot of bank and pension fund exposure in the U.S. to what is now soon-to-be non-performing fracking debt… Liquidations will begin in earnest later this year… But the market is handicapping this now… I cannot overstate how important and far-reaching this move by Russia is.  If they don’t make a deal here they can break OPEC. If they do make a deal it will come with strings that ensure pressure is lifted in other areas of stress for them… The knock-on effects of oil plunging from $70 per barrel to $45 over two months will be felt for months, if not years.”

MbS Widens Purge: Dozens Of Royals And Army Officers Swept Up After Powerful Princes Arrested – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/mbs-widens-purge-dozens-saudi-royals-army-officials-swept-after-powerful-princes – “It appears the resumption of MbS’ purge of any power rivals or centers of influence is back on after a year-long lull following the Oct. 2018 murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is officially back on… The WSJ reports: “Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a broad security crackdown by rounding up royal rivals, government officials and military officers in an effort to quash potential challenges to his power, Saudi royals and advisers familiar with the matter said Saturday… This includes ‘dozens of Interior Ministry officials, senior army officers and others suspected of supporting a coup attempt…’.”

After State Of Emergency, Cuomo Hints At Mass Quarantines For New York – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/after-state-emergency-cuomo-hints-mass-quarantines-new-york – “He said, ‘if we need to close schools, we will close schools.’ Already, several prep schools in NYC have shuttered over fears of the virus. Schools are among the various venues which, like  cruise ships, concentrate a large number of people in a small space and in light of the unprecedented contagion of the coronavirus, any possibility of social-spreading has to be minimized…  Cuomo said there’s “no reason” at the moment to shutdown mass transportation in the city, however that clearly will change when the number of cases spike, and the fact that Cuomo is contemplating it means that this will likely be the next escalation in the fight against the pandemic. We noted on Saturday, Amtrak shuttered several non-stop lines from Washington, DC, to NYC on declining demand for travel due to the virus outbreak… Separately, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), told NBC News on Sunday that if the virus continues to spread, ‘Americans should reconsider attendance at large gatherings.’ All suggestive that mass quarantines, currently seen in China, Italy, and other hard-hit countries, could be coming to the US.”

The Full Impact Of Raging Covid-19 Has Yet To Show Its Face – by Bruce Wilds – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/full-impact-raging-covid-19-has-yet-show-its-face – “A big part of getting real information about how fast this virus is spreading comes from the fact we simply don’t know. Slow-moving incompetent governments with strong agendas generate and control both the data and the narrative. Whether the goal of a government is to limit panic, deflect criticism from its failings, or simply generate the impression they have control of the situation we pay the price. The long latency period before someone shows symptoms makes it is quite possible for a person to be carrying the virus but show no signs whatever when they arrive at the airport and pass through screening… While economies around the world are being shaken by the coronavirus markets are also coming up against the same lack of real information when it comes to assessing the real damage being done or how long it will last. As the title of this piece indicates the impact of this raging virus has yet to show its face. It may be years before we know the extent of the carnage this pandemic inflicts upon financial markets as well as the streets where people live. Covid-19 may be the catalyst for a global economic reset long overdue or simply a huge bump in the road.”

Empires of the Steppes Fuel Erdogan Khan’s Dreams – by Pepe Escobar – https://www.unz.com/pescobar/empires-of-the-steppes-fuel-erdogan-khans-dreams/ – “Russian diplomatic sources confirm that no one in Moscow believes any word, promise or cajoling emanating from Erdogan anymore. So it’s useless to ask him to respect the Sochi agreement. Imagine a Sun Tzu-style meeting with the Russian side displaying the very picture of self-restraint while scrutinizing Erdogan on how much he is willing to suffer before desisting from his Idlib adventure… Those non-nonsense proto-Mongols: What ghosts from the past evolve in Erdogan’s unconscious? Let history be our guide – and let’s go for a ride among the empires of the steppes… What history has shown is an east-west Eurasian axis across the steppes, from Central Asia to Anatolia, through which nomad tribes, Turk and Turkmen, then the Ottoman Turks, migrated and progressed, as conquerors, between the 7th and the 17th centuries: a whole millennium building an array of sultanates, emirates and empires. No wonder the Turkish president pictures himself as Erdogan Khan or Sultan Erdogan… Erdogan Khan has proclaimed, “Idlib is mine.” Syria and Russia are responding, “No, it’s not.” Those were the days, when turcophone empires of the steppes could just advance and capture their prey.” – Comment: Fantastic historical perspective from the inimitable Escobar

War with Russia Would be Hell on Earth – Look at the Terrifying Power of These Russian ‘Flame-Thrower’ Missiles (Video – 45sec) – https://russia-insider.com/en/war-russia-would-be-hell-earth-look-terrifying-power-these-russian-flame-thrower-missiles-video

Police Quarantine California Neighborhood After Coronavirus Death – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/health/police-quarantine-california-neighborhood-after-coronavirus-death – “Police in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin, California ordered residents on one residential street to stay inside their homes as officers in protective gear patrolled the area as a sheriff’s helicopter circled overhead, according to WIBW… The reason? A man who became California’s first coronavirus victim lived on the block… Residents were kept in the dark until after they were allowed to leave their homes, according to the report…’The Placer County Health Department issued a brief statement shortly after the police presence, stating: “Law enforcement partners are currently responding to enforce a health officer’s order. We cannot share any additional information to protect patient confidentiality.’..The orders were given under sections of California Health and Safety Code that allows Placer Health to “enforce regulations requiring strict isolation, or quarantine if the action is necessary for the protection of the public health.” –WIBW… The quarantine order came one day after Placer County Public Health announced the death of the 71-year-old resident.” – Comment: As per the video embedded in this article, Placer County Public Health still refuses to identify the quarantined peoples’ neighbor who died.

Munich Security Conference Presents Heavily Biased Research Into Advent Of Right-Wing Extremismhttps://southfront.org/munich-security-conference-presents-heavily-biased-research-into-advent-of-right-wing-extremism/ – “The Munich Security Conference, apart from conventional sources of presumed danger for the west, such as Russia and China, also looks at the advent of right-wing extremism… The report from the conference, specifically mentions that great resources have been spent on “the war on terror” fighting jihadism after 9/11, but right-wing extremism was allowed to spread almost without issue… At the same time, it (the MSC Report) heavily misrepresents the number of jihadist extremism events and fatalities. Even a simple glance of various open sources of information would reveal that there are easily over 100 cases of Islamic extremism between September 1st, 2001 and December 31st, 2018. And even if the numbers of events are realistic in the presented graphs, it is also showing that the fatalities are much higher, in regard to the number of events when right-wing and jihadist extremism are compared… This is a very apparent example of attempting to fit facts to the desired narrative and not constructing the narrative based on what has really happened and working from there.” (underlined emphasis added)

Idlib Militants Violate Ceasefire Agreed By Turkey And Russia On March 5: Russian Militaryhttps://southfront.org/idlib-militants-violate-ceasefire-agreed-by-turkey-and-russia-on-march-5-russian-military/ – “Over the last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 19 cases of firing in the provinces of: Idlib-3, Latakia-7, Aleppo-9… The Turkish side has registered 1 cases of ceasefire violations in in the provinces of Idlib-1.”

Saudi Arabia Detains King’s Brother, Nephew Over Alleged Coup Attempthttps://southfront.org/saudi-arabia-detains-kings-brother-nephew-over-alleged-coup-attempt/ – “Saudi Arabia  has detained two senior members of the royal family – Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, and Mohammed bin Nayef, the king’s nephew – according to reports citing sources with knowledge of the matter… The Wall Street Journal reported the detentions of the two royals on Friday and said they related to an alleged coup attempt. Bloomberg also reported the detentions, saying the pair were accused of treason… Mohammed bin Nayef’s younger brother, Prince Nawaf bin Nayef, had also been detained, according to the New York Times… The sources said royals seeking to change the line of succession view Prince Ahmed, King Salman’s only surviving full brother, as a possible choice who would have the support of family members, the security apparatus and some Western powers.. In late 2018, a video emerged of Prince Ahmed facing protesters outside his London residence and in which he seemed to criticise King Salman and his crown prince for the war in Yemen… ‘Don’t blame the entire family … Those responsible are the king and his crown prince’ he said. ‘In Yemen and elsewhere, our hope is that the war ends today before tomorrow.’ ”

Italy ‘QUARANTINES’ 16 MILLION people in Lombardy & 14 other provinces in attempt to stop coronavirus outbreakhttps://www.rt.com/news/482590-italy-quarantine-lombardy-coronavirus/ – “Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has signed an emergency decree, virtually locking down the Lombardy region and 14 other provinces until April 3, to curb the spread of coronavirus that killed at least 233 across the country so far… While the central government stopped short of enforcing a mandatory quarantine and introducing a complete travel ban, calling it a “reduced mobility” regime, the bill virtually banned citizens from entering or leaving the “red zones” unless for an emergency or ‘essential work reason.’ ”

US ‘BLOCKS’ UN from supporting Russian-Turkish ceasefire in Syria’s Idlibhttps://www.rt.com/news/482531-us-blocks-un-syria-ceasefire/ – “Though Nebenzya refrained from naming the culprit, both AFP and TASS reported that it was the US that vetoed the statement, citing diplomatic sources on East River… Having pulled back its small contingent in Syria – there in violation of domestic and international law – to seize and hold oilfields, the US has nevertheless sought to influence the situation on the ground by egging on Erdogan to invade Idlib in force… US envoy to the UN Kelly Craft actually went into Idlib and met with the “White Helmets,” the so-called civil defense actually operating hand in arm with militants affiliated with Al-Qaeda. She later went to Ankara and met with Erdogan on the eve of his trip to Moscow, but apparently to no avail… Washington’s special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey also visited Turkey, promising “ammunition” and supplies for the Turkish army’s incursion into Syrian territory – only for aides to walk that back afterward as nothing more than routine cooperation with a NATO ally.”

Pentagon Sends Troops to California Border amid Fears of Border Rush – by Paul Goldberg – https://newsthud.com/breaking-pentagon-sends-troops-to-california-border-amid-fears-of-border-rush/ – “Some of the 30,000 migrants waiting in Mexico rushed for the border February 28 when the court declared the MPP program to be illegal. The court then quickly put a stay on its decision to block the MPP  (Migrant Protection Protocols) until March 12, pending any Supreme Court intervention… Administration officials are sending the troops to the border out of fear the migrants will try to overwhelm the border defenses on March 12… Officials also said the extra troops could help prevent the migration of people with diseases, such as the Covid-19 disease from China.”

Turkish Military Establishes Another Position In Greater Idlib, Deploys Large Reinforcements (Videos)https://southfront.org/turkish-military-establishes-another-position-in-greater-idlib-deploys-large-reinforcements-videos/ – “On March 8, the Turkish military established yet another “observation post” in the Greater Idlib region in northwest Syria… According to opposition sources, the new “observation post” was set near the town of Zardana in the northeastern Idlib countryside, 15 km away from the governorate’s city center (Note: Idlib City).”

WHO Is Lying To You? (2hr 10min) This is the Jan. 9th episode of Del Bigtree’s HighWire, from ICAN (Informed Consent Action Network) https://www.icandecide.org/ , including a retrospective of HighWire’s work in 2019 and coverage of last December’s WHO “Vaccine Safety Summit,” where the Globalists pushing the Vaccination Agenda spilled the beans about their plans to keep people under the spell of Vaccine “Safety and Effectiveness.” And good luck with that…

Erdogan Loses the Battle, But the War Is Far from Over – by The Saker – https://www.unz.com/tsaker/erdogan-loses-the-battle-but-the-war-is-far-from-over/ – “From the above we can also deduce the following: 1) Erdogan’s Blitzkrieg has failed. Initially, the Turkish drones inflicted major damage on the Syrian forces, but the latter adapted extremely quickly which resulted in what the Russians jokingly referred to as “dronopad” which can roughly be translated as “dronerain”. 2) The Turks were clearly shocked by the Russian decision to bomb a Turkish battalion. What apparently happened is this: two Syrian Su-22 (old Soviet aircraft) bombed the convoy to force it to stop, then a pair of Russian Su-34 (the most modern Russian all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft) dropped heavy ordinance on the convoy and surrounding buildings killing scores of Turkish special forces). Both sides decided to “blame” the Syrians, but they don’t fly Su-34, and everybody knows that. 3) Erdogan understood that he either had to double down or declare victory and leave. He wisely chose the latter, at least as a temporary measure. 4) Neither NATO nor the EU showed any signs of wanting to join Turkey’s war on Syria (because that is what we are really dealing with here), and neither did the US. Since I cannot call that decision “wise” (there is no wisdom of any kind left in western regimes), I will call it simply “prudent” as Russia was not about to allow Turkey to invade Syria. 5) Iran, Hezbollah, and Libya all declared their willingness to fight the Turks for as long as needed and anywhere where needed… In spite of these developments, it is pretty clear that internal Turkish politics will continue to force Erdogan to engage in what is politely called “neo-Ottoman” policies aka phantom pains for a lost empire. The obvious solution for Russia is to further arm the Syrians, especially with modernized versions of the Pantsir SAMs which have proven very effective against drones, MLRS rockets and even mortars.” Comment: Another super-fine article from The Saker

Map Update: M4 Buffer Zone Agreed By Russia And Turkey In Greater Idlibhttps://southfront.org/map-update-m4-buffer-zone-agreed-by-russia-and-turkey-in-greater-idlib/ – “This map provides a general look at the M4 buffer zone agreed by Russia and Turkey in the framework of the March 5 ceasefire deal on Idlib. According to the deal, the buffer zone should be cleared from radicas and joint Russian-Turkish patrols should be launched in the area. The problem is that the town of Jisr al-Shughur and its countryside are controlled by the Turkistan Islamic Party, an al-Qaeda affilated terrorist group. Therefore, al-Qaeda members should disappear from the area somehow, or a military action to implement the deal is needed.”

Physical Gold Will Soon Break Free from the Paper Market in Spectacular Fashion – by Brandon Smith – https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/physical-gold-will-soon-break-free-from-the-paper-market-in-spectacular-fashion/ – “For example, precious metals act as investment competition against equities as well as currencies. Suppressed metals prices push investors into other assets like stocks or the dollar, giving a temporary boost to flailing markets… In my article  ‘The Eternal Relationship Between Gold And Global Crisis’, I outlined the long history of gold price spikes following international disaster events. But I also pointed out that metals manipulation by banks is almost always a factor before prices rise. In 1962, when the Cuban Missile Crisis triggered record demand for gold on the London market, central banks utilized price suppression through selling of reserves in a policy called “The Gold Pool”. This was intended to force investment back into the U.S. dollar… If the pandemic situation becomes chaotic enough, we may even see physical metals trade take over completely while paper markets disappear. No one wants to have money tied up in an asset they can’t touch during a crisis event. If you don’t hold it in your hand, you don’t really own it… The timing of this decoupling is hard to predict. During the credit crash of 2008, gold had a dramatic run up until autumn, after which prices dropped dramatically. This was then followed by a steady rally from 2009 through 2011. I believe we are currently at the stage of price suppression which may cause weak hands to sell. I recommend not only holding fast to your metals but also using price drops as an opportunity to buy physical while you can.”

Heavy Clashes Break Out In Southern Idlib Few Minutes Into New Ceasefirehttps://southfront.org/heavy-clashes-break-out-in-southern-idlib-few-minutes-into-new-ceasefire/ – “Despite this escalation, no airstrikes on Greater Idlib have been reported, so far. The Turkish military is also refraining from engaging in the clashes… While the ongoing clashes don’t represent a serious violation of the ceasefire, the situation may escalate further in the upcoming few hours.”

Bernie Sanders Admits He’ll ‘Drop Out’ if Biden Has Most Delegates at Convention –  Socialist Sanders appears on MSNBC with defeatist admission – by Savannah Pointer – https://neonnettle.com/news/10534-bernie-sanders-admits-he-ll-drop-out-if-biden-has-most-delegates-at-convention – “Embattled socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has admitted he will drop if former Vice President Joe Biden has the majority of pledged delegates ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Biden, who has since gained endorsement from Presidential candidate dropouts like Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg, gained traction during Super Tuesday as CNN touted his “juggernaut” comeback.”

Putin And Erdogan Sign Agreement On Idlib, Ceasefire Begins At 00:01 March 6https://southfront.org/putin-and-erdogan-sign-agreement-on-idlib-ceasefire-begins-at-0001-march-6/ – “Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he has negotiated an agreement to resolve the ongoing tensions in Idlib province with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two countries have agreed following “uneasy, but productive” talks that they should not reduce their efforts in the fight against terrorism… Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country will be sending additional forces to Idlib province under a new agreement with Russia, but that the status of Turkey’s Operation Spring Shield will be “changed”. Erdogan added that starting at midnight between 5 and 6 March a ceasefire regime will be established in Idlib for both Turkish and Syrian forces. At the same time, the Turkish president said that the army reserves the right to respond to any actions of the Syrian forces… It includes the following items: 1) The cessation of all hostilities along the existing line of contact from midnight on March 6th; 2) Russia and Turkey create a six-kilometer-long security corridor north and south of the M-4 highway in Syria: 3) Russia and Turkey agreed on March 15th to begin joint patrols along the M-4 highway in Syria.” – Comment: It seems that the war will continue on approximately the same basis for all parties.

Turkish-Backed Militants Attack Saraqib In Last Ditch Effort To Block M5 Highwayhttps://southfront.org/turkish-backed-militants-attack-saraqib-in-last-ditch-effort-to-block-m5-highway/ – “Militants advanced towards Saraqib’s city center as well as the nearby towns of Dadikh and Kafr Battikh. However, the fierce resistance of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and intese Syrian and Russian airstrikes prevented them from making any gains… According to pro-government sources, dozens of militants were killed and injured during the clashes near Saraqib. The city’s vicinity is witnessing partial calm now… The new Turkish-backed attack on Saraqib coincided with a Russian-Turkish presidential summit in Moscow, where the escalation in Greater Idlib was discussed… The attack was clearly an attempt to block the M5 highway, which runs through Saraqib, ahead of a ceasefire expected to be implemented after the Russian-Turkish summit. Turkey is eager to block the strategic highway, linking Damascus and Aleppo.”

Fist Fight In Turkish Parliament Ahead Of Putin-Erdogan Meetinghttps://southfront.org/fist-fight-in-turkish-parliament-ahead-of-putin-erdogan-meeting/ – “The meeting was initially supposed to take place in Ankara, as per Erdogan’s words, but it turned out that it would be in Moscow… Erdogan is accompanied by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, among other high-profile government representatives… The two leaders are set to discuss the recent developments in Syria, including cease-fire violations in the Idlib de-escalation zone, “a stronghold of opposition forces” in Syria since 2011… ‘This is a tension that harbors the risk of coming to a faceoff. The previous meetings between the two leaders always played a role that facilitated situations, yet now everyone is trying to gain territory as the meeting draws near and both sides know that their performance on the field will affect the negotiating table,’ said Oytun Orhan, of the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM), in an interview with Daily Sabah.

The Graham-Blumenthal Bill: A New Path for DOJ to Finally Break Encryption – by Joe Mullin – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/the-graham-blumenthal-bill-a-new-path-for-doj-to-finally-break-encryption.html – “Members of Congress are about to introduce a bill that will undermine the law that undergirds free speech on the Internet. If passed, the bill known as the  Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act, will fulfill a long-standing dream of U.S. law enforcement. If passed, it could largely mark the end of private, encrypted messaging on the Internet… The Department of Justice and the FBI have long seen encryption as a threat. In 1993, the Clinton administration promoted the installation of a “Clipper Chip” in consumer devices that would allow for easy government eavesdropping using key escrow. When researchers repeatedly demonstrated that this flawed idea would compromise privacy and security for everyone, not just criminals, the idea was scrapped. But U.S. law enforcement agencies spent the next 25 years villainizing the widespread adoption of encryption and highlighting a series of awful criminal acts in their efforts to scare elected officials into requiring backdoors… What “best practices” would that (government “child protection”) commission demand in the name of protecting children? We know that offering backdoors to encryption would be high on the list. Attorney General William Barr has demanded “lawful access” to encrypted messages, over and over again. So have his predecessors. The practical result would be to force companies like Apple and Facebook, which offer encrypted messaging services, to choose between protecting user security and privacy and risking unlimited liability for crimes against children committed using these services. Some have likened this anti-encryption scheme to holding car manufacturers liable for injuries caused by defective designs. But really, it’s more like making Toyota pay when a bank robber makes a getaway in a Prius.”

From the Wonders-Never-Cease Desk: Coronavirus solution: Shanghai government recommends vitamin C for COVID-19 – by Jonathan Landsman – https://www.naturalhealth365.com/shanghai-government-covid-19.3315.html – “The government of Shanghai, China has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C. (1) Dosage recommendations vary with severity of illness, from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram body weight per day to as much as 200 mg/kg/day… These dosages are approximately 4,000 to 16,000 mg for an adult, administered by IV.  This specific method of administration is important, says intravenous therapy expert Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, because vitamin C’s effect is at least ten times more powerful by IV than if taken orally. Dr. Yanagisawa is president of the Tokyo-based Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy. He says, ‘Intravenous vitamin C is a safe, effective, and broad-spectrum antiviral.’ ” (emphasis added)

How The Coronavirus Is Being Used To Control You And Remove Your Rights (57 min) – Ryan Cristian of The Last American Vagabond interviews Spiro Skouras on his reporting on the nature of  “COVID-19”:

Turkey in Syria: Down a Blind Alley in an Unwinnable War? – by Tony Cartalucci –  http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2020/03/turkey-in-syria-down-blind-alley-in.html – “Fighting in northern Syria has escalated as Syrian forces retake the last remaining bastions of foreign-funded militants and encircle, cut-off, and in some cases catch in the crossfire their Turkish backers… Turkey had been making some promising steps in the right direction since Washington’s disastrous proxy regime-change war in Syria began unraveling – yet it still maintains a problematic position inside Syrian territory, backing what are unequivocally terrorists and obstructing Syria’s sovereign right to recover and restore order within its own borders… Indeed – hostilities in Idlib will undoubtedly drive fleeing militants and their families toward the Syrian-Turkish border and inevitably compound Turkey’s already large refugee problem. Yet this is not Syria’s doing, nor that of Syria’s Russian and Iranian allies. It is the doing of malign US foreign policy that Turkey had initially played a key role in facilitating – and at times still appears to be eagerly abetting… The refugee crisis in Turkey itself was cynically used several times in the past by Ankara and its Western allies at the time for political leverage in demonizing Damascus and to justify more direct Western intervention against Syria.”

Putin-Erdogan meeting: a storm is expected over the “mother of all battles” in Idlib; Ayn al Arab is at stake – by Elijah J Magnier – https://ejmagnier.com/2020/03/04/putin-erdogan-meeting-a-storm-is-expected-over-the-mother-of-all-battles-in-idlib-ayn-al-arab-is-at-stake/ – “Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan had decided to attack Russia, Iran and Syria when he sent his army to Idlib and bombed Russian and Iranian allies on the Idlib front. The Turkish president is feeling strong and believes he is holding many good cards to play against his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin. He trusts he is in a position to bomb Iran’s allies, despite the fact that they hold armed drones, precision missiles and experienced Special Forces that can hit Turkey very hard in the case of war… The conflict Erdogan envisions between Russia, Iran and Syria on one side and Turkey on the other would suit the US and Israel. They would be happy to see Presidents Putin and Erdogan sinking into the Syrian quagmire and Hezbollah losing more men in the Levant. Negotiations, intense battles and attempts to reshuffle the military situation are taking place behind the scenes. President Erdogan is trying to improve his military position on the ground before his meeting with President Putin in Moscow tomorrow Thursday- but to no avail. Stormy negotiations can be expected.” – Comment: Very fine and detailed analysis by Magnier

Russian Commentary on the Putin Erdogan Summit – Putin should not believe Erdogan – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/03/04/russian-commentary-on-the-putin-erdogan-summit/ – “The expert believes that after the meeting between Putin and Erdogan, ‘the war will continue, one way or another.’.. ‘If you evaluate the behavior of Turkey in Syria and Libya, then the only thing Putin can say to Erdogan: ‘Listen, if you are not a fool, then stop everything that you do here,’ he said… The Turkish side, according to Vladimir Anokhin, should react to this with statements about a possible change in its attitude and position… ‘As a result, in my opinion, they (Turks) will tighten their tail, there will be political statements, but there is no faith for them,’ summed up Vladimir Anokhin.”

Trump Just Gave Israel the Ability to Attack Iran’s Nuclear Sites with F-35s – The U.S. State Department has approved an Israeli request to buy eight KC-46A Pegasus aerial tankers. – by Michael Peck –  https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/trump-just-gave-israel-ability-attack-irans-nuclear-sites-f-35s-129377 – “If Israel does decide to bomb Iran, the U.S. government has made it a little easier… The U.S. State Department has approved an Israeli request to buy eight KC-46A Pegasus aerial tankers. Including support equipment, spare parts and training, the deal is valued at $2.4 billion, with the first aircraft arriving in 2023… The sale ‘supports the foreign policy and national security of the United States by allowing Israel to provide a redundant capability to U.S. assets within the region, potentially freeing U.S. assets for use elsewhere during times of war,’ said the State Department’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ‘Aerial refueling and strategic airlift are consistently cited as significant shortfalls for our allies.  In addition, the sale improves Israel’s national security posture as a key U.S. ally.’ ”

Internal “Investigation” Finds it Was “Proper” to Taser, Tackle Grandma Over Asking for Warrant – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/internal-investigation-finds-it-was-proper-to-taser-tackle-grandma-over-asking-for-warrant.html – “Barbara Pinkney of Bradenton, in Manatee County, Florida wanted to see the warrant from the cops who had come to her home attempting to arrest a man who she says did not live there. Because she was steadfast in her decision to see the warrant, Pinkney, a 70-year-old grandma who had never been in trouble with police before, was tasered multiple times, thrown to the ground and arrested. Now, after they “investigated themselves” the department has found that tasering the grandmother over asserting her rights was “proper.”..’The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said it found that the deputy’s level of applied force was lawful, proper and in accordance with agency policy,’ the report from the internal investigation released last month  reads... This grandma is now facing charges of obstruction and battery on a law enforcement officer, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by WFLA. To make matters that much worse, the incident unfolded at 7:30 a.m. on the day after Christmas — which also happens to be Pinkney’s birthday… ‘We heard a knock at the door. Actually, there wasn’t a knock. I think they kicked the door. Bam! Bam! At the door,’ Pinkney said.”

FEMA Is Preparing For Coronavirus “Emergency Declaration” – by Mac Slavo – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/03/fema-is-preparing-for-coronavirus-emergency-declaration.html – “FEMA officials are preparing for an “infectious disease emergency declaration” by the president that would allow the agency to provide disaster relief funding to state and local governments, as well as federal assistance to support the coronavirus response, according to agency planning documents reviewed by NBC News.… The Trump administration would have to use the 1988 Stafford Act to enable FEMA to provide such disaster assistance. Emergency declarations are most often used in the event of natural disasters but can be used to help manage disease outbreaks. ‘To me, this is another indication that the president and the White House are finally aware of the gravity of the situation,’ said Michael Coen, who was FEMA chief of staff during the Obama administration. ‘They need to consider all tools available to them and have contingencies for action.’ ”

China, 5G, And The Wuhan Coronavirus: The Emperor’s New Virus –  https://www.electricsense.com/5g-coronavirus/ – “Could there be a link between the Coronavirus and 5G? Researcher and building biologist Paul Doyon has just spent the last 18 months in China. He’s written a brilliant article laying out the evidence. And how you can protect yourself—an EMF based protection strategy. Warning: this is a heavy science based article with nearly 100 references to studies—neither Paul or myself want to be accused of fear-mongering… However, as someone who had become very sick and had his immune system break down and was sick for six months looking for answers before even suspecting that living in close vicinity to several cell phone towers was actually what was causing the problem and making him sick, I feel I cannot in good conscience remain silent, and I strongly suspect that China and the rest of the world are looking under the wrong stone for what is actually the problem here… At the moment, with 10,000 recently installed 5G antennas plastering its city, Wuhan is probably one of the most 5G-electropolluted cities on the planet.”

Urgent Market Update: Currency Oblivion Coming (28 min) – by Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com

COVID-19 Coronavirus: A Fake Pandemic? Who’s Behind It? Global Economic, Social and Geopolitical Destabilization – by Prof Michel Chossudovskyhttps://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-coronavirus-a-fake-pandemic-whos-behind-it-global-economic-and-geopolitical-destabilization/5705063 – “The media hype and disinformation campaign regarding the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus have created a Worldwide atmosphere of fear and uncertainty following the launching of   a global public health emergency by the WHO on January 30th… The fear campaign is ongoing.  Panic and uncertainty. National governments and the WHO are misleading the public… ‘About 84,000 people in at least 56 countries have been infected, and about 2,900 have died’ says the New York Times. What they fail to mention is that 98% of those cases of infection are in Mainland China. There are less than 5000 confirmed cases outside China. (WHO, February 28, 2020)… While COVID-19 is a matter of Public Health concern, at the moment, there is no real pandemic outside Mainland China. Look at the figures… At the time of writing, the number of  “confirmed cases” in the US was 64… A low number and the media is spreading panic… Meanwhile, there are  15 Million Cases of Influenza in the USA.”

Leadership Problems Of Turkish Operation Spring Shieldhttps://southfront.org/leadership-problems-of-turkish-operation-spring-shield/ – “The rapid growth in ranks and responsibility is primarily due to the fact that after the failed coup in 2016, many, if not most of the experienced officers in the Turkish army were cleansed. Mostly they were sent to prison… Tens of thousands have been arrested in relation to the failed coup, in all spheres of the country… Nearly 290 coup-linked court cases have been launched, 261 of which ended with 3,239 defendants convicted, according to justice ministry figures… Most recently, in June 2019, a court sentenced 151 people to life in prison, including General Akın Öztürk, former commander of Turkish Air Force, and the most senior officer involved in the coup. 128 people received “aggravated life” sentences, which indicates harsh conditions without parole, for their role in the coup, with another 23 receiving standard life sentences… The failed coup resulted in mass arrests, with at least 40,000 detained. Arrested were also least 10,000 soldiers and, for reasons that remain unclear, 2,745 judges.”

Assad Says Current Disagreements With Turkey Are “Illogical”https://southfront.org/assad-says-current-disagreements-with-turkey-are-illogical/ – “In an interview with the Russia-24 TV, al-Assad sent a friendly message to the Turkish people, questioning the motives behind their country’s military intervention in Syria: ‘I ask the Turkish people, what is your issue with Syria? what is the issue that a Turkish citizen deserves to die for? What is the small or large hostile act that Syria took against Turkey during the war or before the war? completely nonexistent,’ the Syrian President said, according to a report by RT on March 4… Al-Assad went on to say ‘there are intermarriages, there are common families, there is a daily interest relationship between Syria and Turkey, there are groups in Turkey of Syrian Arab origin, and there are groups in Syria of Turkish origin … So it is not logical that there will be a dispute between us and them.’ ”

Turkey Merged Its Observation Posts In Idlb With Terrorist Bases: Russian Militaryhttps://southfront.org/turkey-merged-its-observation-posts-in-idlb-with-terrorist-bases-russian-military/ – “He added that Turkish observation posts were merged with terrorist bases and attacks on settlements in the government-held area as well as Hmeimim airbase became regular. So, in Februarty 2020, he said, Syrian government forces had to contribute own efforts to turn the Sochi deal into reality… The spokesperson noted that now, 18 months since the signing of the agreement, internationally-recognized terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkestan Islamic Party and Horas al-Din were pushed back to the north, the border with Turkey… ‘Amid the total cynicism and the West’s fake concerns over the humanitarian situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, only the Russian centre for reconciliation of the opposing sides and the legitimate Syrian government deliver to the liberated areas all the needed assistance for local residents daily’, Konashenkov said… ‘Syrians, tormented by terrorists, were not even aware of the existence of numerous pseudo-protectors in Europe and the United States, and of the prodigal humanitarian assistance, which was allegedly delivered over the past years.’ ”

Another Turkish-led Attack On Saraqib Ends With Disasterhttps://southfront.org/another-turkish-led-attack-on-saraqib-ends-with-disaster/ – “On March 4, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies repelled another Turkish-led attack on Saraqib city in eastern Idlib… The attack was launched in the early morning hours by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the National Front for Liberation (NFL). As usual, the Turkish military supported militants with artillery and rocket strikes… Despite the Turkish support, militants failed to reach Saraqib city. The SAA’s 25th Special Forces Division and Lebanon’s Hezbollah repelled the attack in the outskirt of the city. The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) provided the city’s defenders with a close air support… Turkish combat drones were not able to support the attack. However, the Turkish Air Force (TAF) made a failed attempt to shoot down a Syrian warplane near the city… Initial reports indicate that Turkish-backed militants sustained catastrophic losses in the attack. Some pro-government sources claimed that up to 150 militants were neutralized around Saraqib.”

A Perfect Storm on the Horizon. Turkey’s Hegemonic Ambitions – by Askiah Adam – https://www.globalresearch.ca/perfect-storm-horizon/5705253 – “Russia is pushing back the Turkish Army in Idlib. As the Turks broke through the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defence the latter called for air assistance from Russia. The fighters came and victory was the SAA’s. With that all uncertainty is gone. Russia will keep its promise of maintaining the integrity of the Syrian state, even when an “ally” is attempting to force her to break that promise. Relations with difficult Turkey is no reason for Russia to betray a decades-old major ally inWest Asia… After all, to all intents and purposes, Ankara is proving to be an unworthy ally irrespective of the benefits given and promised. Appeased many times — including the intentional downing of a SU-24 Russian fighter in 2015 near the Syria-Turkey border; and the assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey. But Turkey appeared to straddle both East and West. Trump was defied and the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system went through. However, many saw that sale as Putin’s foolishness knowing that President Erdogan was not a man of his word. And, it has been reported that apparently, Ankara is threatening to deploy the S-400 against Syria in the current conflagration. Thus proving the skeptics correct… It would appear that a Russian intervention of the sort that puts paid to any terrorist victory is the only way. But then the armies of other nations will step in to try a push back of the victorious SAA from their ownSyrian territories as if they had no right to them. A total and final victory cannot but come from a determined strike against invading forces. But as Idlib has proven Syria cannot be restored intact without Russian support. The question then is, are the powers, NATO et al, edging towards   a World War? One does get the impression that at this time the US and its NATO allies are erring towards thebelief that they can win such a war.”

“What Are The Odds?” – A Timeline Of Facts Linking Covid-19, HIV, & Wuhan’s Secret Bio-Labhttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/what-are-odds-timeline-facts-linking-covid-19-hiv-wuhans-secret-bio-lab – “Having been permanently banned from Twitter for sharing the publicly-available details of the man who ran the show as far a bat-soup virology in Wuhan’s super-secret bio-lab – which is now a common talking point and rapidly shifting from conspiracy theory to conspiracy fact – we thought a reminder of how we got here was in order… Scott Burke,  CEO of crypto-related firm Groundhog, unleashed what we feel may be the most complete timelines of facts to help understand the controversial links between COVID-19 and HIV, and COVID-19 and Wuhan Institute of Virology… Want to go down a (strictly fact-based) rabbit hole? – Here is the full slightly-edited-for-formatting twitter thread…”

Hillary Clinton Ordered To Give Sworn Deposition After Judge Tosses ‘Preposterous’ Defense – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hillary-clinton-ordered-give-sworn-deposition-over-emails-benghazi-after-judge-tosses – “Lamberth also said that he is troubled by the fact that both Clinton and the State Department want discovery to end… ‘[T]here is still more to learn. Even though many important questions remain unanswered, the Justice Department inexplicably still takes the position that the court should close discovery and rule on dispositive motions. The Court is especially troubled by this. To argue that the Court now has enough information to determine whether State conducted an adequate search is preposterous, especially when considering State’s deficient representations regarding the existence of additional Clinton emails. Instead, the Court will authorize a new round of discovery -Judge Lamberth – Furthermore, Lamberth found that Clinton’s prior testimony in the case – mostly given through sworn answers, was insufficient… ‘The Court has considered the numerous times in which Secretary Clinton said she could not recall or remember certain details in her prior interrogatory answers. In a deposition, it is more likely that plaintiff’s counsel could use documents and other testimony to attempt to refresh her recollection. And so, to avoid the unsatisfying and inefficient outcome of multiple rounds of fruitless interrogatories and move this almost six-year-old case closer to its conclusion, Judicial Watch will be permitted to clarify and further explore Secretary Clinton’s answers in person and immediately after she gives them. The Court agrees with Judicial Watch – it is time to hear directly from Secretary Clinton.’ -Judge Lamberth

‘Why Are We Being Charged?’ Surprise Bills From Coronavirus Testing Spark Calls for Government to Cover All Costs – by Jake Johnson – https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/02/why-are-we-being-charged-surprise-bills-coronavirus-testing-spark-calls-government – “Sarah Kliff of the New York Times reported Saturday that Pennsylvania native Frank Wucinski “found a pile of medical bills” totaling $3,918 waiting for him and his three-year-old daughter after they were released from government-mandated quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California… ‘My question is why are we being charged for these stays, if they were mandatory and we had no choice in the matter?’ asked Wucinski, who was evacuated by the U.S. government last month from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak… ‘I assumed it was all being paid for,’ Wucinski told the Times. ‘We didn’t have a choice. When the bills showed up, it was just a pit in my stomach, like, “How do I pay for this?” ‘ ”

Why A Bear Market Will Lead To A Dollar Collapse –  by Alasdair Macleod – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/why-bear-market-will-lead-dollar-collapse –  “Falling equity markets this week are likely to signal the onset of a bear market, responding to a combination of the coronavirus spreading beyond China and persistent indications of a developing recession… This has provoked a flight into US Treasuries, with the ten-year yield falling to an all-time low of 1.1141%. This will prove to be a mistake, given US price inflation which on independent estimates is running close to ten per cent, exposing US Treasuries as badly overpriced… After this short-term response, much higher US Treasury yields are inevitable. Foreigners, who possess more dollars and dollar investments than the entire US GDP will almost certainly sell, driving bond yields up and the dollar down, leaving the Fed the only real buyer of US Treasuries… This article goes through the sequence of events likely to destroy value in US financial assets and the dollar as well. And what goes for the US goes for all other fiat-currencies and their financial markets.” (underlined emphasis added)

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2A Under Fire In CA: Santa Clara Forms Gun Confiscation Team – by James Fite – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/2a-under-fire-ca-santa-clara-forms-gun-confiscation-team – “California continues to proudly lead the charge toward a disarmed citizenry. In the latest attack on the  Second Amendment, Santa Clara County is forming what they call a “county gun team” – a unit of lawyers, analysts, and prosecutors authorized to seek out and confiscate firearms from those the state feels shouldn’t have them… Okay, Fine. We’re Coming For Your GunsRemember when Democrats used to try to mollify armed Americans by saying, “No one’s coming for your guns” with every incremental gun control measure they proposed?.. Well, it’s official: They’re coming for the guns – some of them, at least. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. As Liberty Nation’s Graham J. Noble once wrote, ‘Democrats have never come across a gun restriction they didn’t like.’.. The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve funding for the proposal, which was put forth by board president Cindy Chavez. The team will consist of seven people – three crime analysts, two lawyers, and two prosecutors. They will be tasked with identifying those who have been ordered to surrender their weapons and ensure these dangerous people aren’t still armed. If necessary, they’ll obtain search warrants for local law enforcement to go and take the guns.”

The Last Time This Happened Was Days Before The Great Depression – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/last-time-happened-was-days-great-depression – “The US equity market is suffering its worst start to a year since 2009… In the space of just six days, we went from record high to a ‘correction’ (over 3,000 Dow points and down over 10.5%)… What is most ominous is the fact that, as NatAlliance Securities reports,  ‘This would be only the second time in history that this has happened. The other? 1928.’.. In other words, the only other time the Dow Jones entered a correction this fast from an all time high was months before the start of the Great Depression.”

Syrian Army Shells Turkish Post In Southern Idlib. Casualties Reportedhttps://southfront.org/syrian-army-shells-turkish-post-in-southern-idlib-casualties-reported/ – “Early on March 2, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shelled a Turkish post near the town of Qmenas in the southern Idlib countryside, according to opposition sources… Idlib’s General Media Center said the army’s heavy artillery pounded the post repeatedly. In the shelling, several Turkish service members were injured… Pro-opposition activists claimed that several Turkish military helicopters flew into Idlib to evacuate the injured service members. However, this has not been confirmed, so far.”

Turkey Asks NATO to Join Its War Against Syria and Russia – by Eric Zuesse – https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/02/29/turkey-asks-nato-to-join-its-war-against-syria-and-russia/ – “Going to war against Syria would mean going to war also against Russia, which is in Syria to protect Syria’s sovereignty over its own territory. If the United States accepts that Turkish proposal, then World War III will consequently result… Darius Shahtahmasebi  reported for Russia’s RT News on the morning of February 28th: ‘Turkey is calling for NATO’s protection after 33 of its soldiers were killed in an apparent Syrian airstrike in Idlib, allegedly while fighting in terrorist ranks. In the regional chaos that ensues, only one player stands to gain… Speculation over what’s to come next has seen #article 5 trending on Twitter in the hours following the attacks, after Omer Celik, spokesman for Turkey’s ruling AKP party, indicated to reporters in Ankara that he was looking at requesting formal NATO protection against Damascus and, by proxy, the Russian air force.’ “

Syrian Forces Counter-Attack Near Saraqib As Air War Heats Up Over Idlib (Maps, Videos) – https://southfront.org/syrian-forces-counter-attack-near-saraqib-as-air-war-heats-up-over-idlib/ – “According to Russian state media, Turkish F-16 fighter jets two times violated Syrian airspace over Idlib on March 1. This version says that Turkish fighter jets were responsible for downing of 2 Syrian Su-24 earlier today. Syrian pilots safely ejected from the warplanes and landed in the government-held area… Later on March 1, reports appeared that a third Syrian warplane was targeted by Turkish forces. However, these reports remain unconfirmed… The recent developments demonstrate that if Turkey continues avoiding employing its own troops in a direct fighting, its forces appear to be not able to deliver a swift and devastating blow to the Syrian Army and achieve the goal declared by its top leadership…”

Unverified Video Shows Turkish Troops Torturing Syrian Captives In Greater Idlibhttps://southfront.org/unverified-video-shows-turkish-troops-torturing-syrian-captives-in-greater-idlib/On February 29, Syrian activists shared a horrifying video allegedly showing Turkish service members torturing, beating and humiliating Syrian soldiers that had been captured by Turkish-backed militants in Greater Idlib… Several armed men who are supposedly service members of the Turkish military can be seen in the video taking turns beating up three captives, allegedly Syrian Arab Army (SAA) personnel… The brutal beating made some Syrian militants intervene to stop the Turkish service members. Nevertheless, they were pushed back. Towards the end of the video, the loud screams of the captives can be clearly heard.”

European Nightmare As Turkey “Opens The Gates” On Refugees While Covid-19 Ravages Nearby Iran – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/european-nightmare-turkey-opens-gates-refugees-covid-19-spreads-region – Turkey has announced it has opened its until now sealed border with Idlib for at least 72 hours, and will allow unhindered passage of refugees to Europe. So it begins, as Middle East Eye reports: ‘Turkey will open its southwestern border with Syria for 72 hours to  allow Syrians fleeing the pro-government forces’ assault free passage to Europe,’ Turkish official sources have told Middle East Eye…The decision came after a security meeting chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara late on Thursday after 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria’s Idlib province…’A senior Turkish official said on Thursday that Syrian refugees headed towards Europe would not be stopped either on land or by sea.’ ”

Idlib Escalation Is Slowly Pushing Turkey Towards Open Conflict With Russiahttps://southfront.org/idlib-escalation-is-slowly-pushing-turkey-to-open-conflict-with-russia/ – “The February 27 incident in Syria’s Idlib, in which at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed, caused a new wave of anti-Syrian and anti-Russian hysteria among Turkish media and top Turkish officials… Mesut Hakki Casin, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, even claimed that Turkey had “fought Russia 16 times in the past, we will do it again.” Defense Minister Hulusi Akar also accused Russia of Turkish casualties claiming that strikes on Turkish troops continued even after the message to the Russian side: ‘This attack occurred even though the locations of our troops had been coordinated with Russian officials in the field,” Defense Minister Akar said. “Despite warnings after the first strike, the Syrian regime unfortunately continued its attacks, even targeting ambulances.’ (Note: Akar’s statement here is essentially a “mistruth”… The Russian Defense Ministry emphasized that the killed Turkish soldiers were embedded with terrorists (members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other al-Qaeda groups that Ankara supports) and that Turkish troops had not informed Russia about their deployement in the area. (underlined emphasis added)

From Feb. 28: Putin And Erdogan Talk Over Phone, As NATO Says It Won’t Do Anything To Support Ankara In Idlibhttps://southfront.org/putin-and-erdogan-talk-over-phone-as-nato-says-it-wont-do-anything-to-support-ankara-in-idlib/ – “On February 28th, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call discussing the implementation of agreements in Idlib, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said… ‘Today, a phone call between presidents Putin and Erdogan has been held at the initiative of the Turkish leader. The talks were detailed. They discussed the need to do everything possible to implement the original agreements on the de-escalation zone [in Idlib],’ he said… Putin and Erdogan also allowed the possibility of holding new contacts on Idlib at different levels… ‘A possibility was discussed to shortly hold necessary contacts at this or that level. Literally an hour-and-a-half ago, reports came that the Russian and Turkish negotiators who worked in Ankara yesterday and the day before yesterday, had agreed to continue work today,’ Lavrov informed… Just days earlier, Lavrov said that any truce with the militants in Idlib would mean a capitulation to terrorism and that mustn’t happen.”

Washington State governor declares state of emergency over coronavirus, activates National and State Guard in preparation for hot martial law  – by Shepard Ambellas – https://www.intellihub.com/washington-state-governor-declares-state-of-emergency-over-coronavirus-activates-national-and-state-guard-in-preparation-for-hot-martial-law/ – “Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Saturday in all counties and authorized activation of U.S. military following the first publically announced death from COVID-19… ‘…The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 and the effects of its extreme risk of person-to-person transmission throughout the United States and Washington State significantly impact the life and health of our people, as well as the economy of Washington State, and is a public disaster that affects life, health, property or the public peace,’ the proclamation states.”

Recep Tayyip Erdogan reveals his true intentions in Eastern Europe and Western Asia (1 1/2 min) – https://twitter.com/i/status/1232023437520048128

Turkey Has Fought Russia 16 Times In The Past, Will Do It Again If Need Be: Erdogan Foreign Affairs Advisorhttps://southfront.org/turkey-has-fought-russia-16-times-in-the-past-will-do-it-again-if-need-be-erdogan-foreign-affairs-advisor/ – “On February 28th, Mesut Hakki Casin, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey had ‘fought Russia 16 times in the past, we will do it again.’.. Mesut Hakki Casin, a professor at Istanbul’s Yeditepe University and a member of the foreign affairs board that advises Erdogan, said 25 million Muslims live in Russia… He said Russia will be “dismembered from within,” according to a tweet posted by Ahval.”

Coronageddon: Can a “Minsky Moment” be Avoided? – by Mike Whitney – https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/coronageddon-can-a-minsky-moment-be-avoided/ – “There’s a chance that the coronavirus will be contained in the United States and that fewer people will be infected than in China or Iran. But there’s also a possibility that the highly-contagious virus will spread and that there will be sporadic outbreaks across the country. If this latter scenario takes place, then the ructions in the stock market will intensify making it impossible to form a bottom or spark a relief rally. If stocks can’t find a bottom, then pressure will build on the weak players, who purchased securities with borrowed cash, to sell their good assets along with the bad in order to repay their debts. These massive selloffs can quickly turn into firesales where it’s nearly impossible to find a buyer regardless of price. This is what the financial media calls “panic selling”, a vicious, self-reinforcing downward spiral in which stock prices collapse in a frantic, disorderly selloff. The phenomenon has also been described by Pimco’s Paul McCulley as a “Minsky Moment”.”

NYSE Announces Disaster-Recovery Test Due To Virus Fears – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/nyse-announces-disaster-recovery-test-due-virus-fears – “In a somewhat shocking sounding move, given administration officials’ ongoing effort to calm the public fears over the spread of Covid-19, The New York Stock Exchange has announced it will commence disaster-recovery testing in its Cermak Data Center on March 7 amid coronavirus concern, Fox Business reports in a tweet, citing the exchange: ‘During this test, NYSE will facilitate electronic Core Open and Closing Auctions as if the 11 Wall Street trading floor were unavailable,’ Fox says… To reiterate, the disaster recovery plan is to check the process that would occur if Covid-19 ‘public distancing’ proposals come into effect and effectively shut the trading floor?!.. The test is reported to occur March 7 between 8:30 am-11 am.”

US Counterintelligence: Protectionism And Censorship Need Ramping Up In Order To Counter China and Russiahttps://southfront.org/us-counterintelligence-protectionism-and-censorship-need-ramping-up-in-order-to-counter-china-and-russia/ – “The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) unveiled the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2020-2022 on February 10th: ‘Today’s strategy represents a paradigm shift in addressing foreign intelligence threats as a nation.  While past counterintelligence strategies categorized the threat by our top foreign nation-state adversaries, this one focuses on five key areas where foreign intelligence entities are hitting us hardestand where we need to devote greater attention – critical infrastructure, key U.S. supply chains, the U.S. economy, American democratic institutions, and cyber and technical operations,’ said NCSC Director William Evanina… ‘With the private sector and democratic institutions increasingly under attack, this is no longer a problem the U.S. Government can address alone.  It requires a whole-of -society response involving the private sector, an informed American public, as well as our allies,’ Director Evanina added… According to the strategy, which was signed by President Trump on January 7, 2020 and can be found on the Department of National Intelligence website [pdf], three principal trends characterize the counterintelligence threats to the US.: ● The number of threat actors targeting the U.S. is growing, ranging from state actors like Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, and North Korea; to non-state actors like Lebanese Hizballah, ISIS and al-Qaeda; to hacktivists, leaktivists and those with no formal ties to foreign intelligence services. ● These threat actors have increasingly sophisticated intelligence capabilities and technologies at their disposal, including advanced cyber tools, biometric devices, high-resolution imagery, enhanced technical surveillance equipment, advanced encryption and big data analytics. ● Threat actors are using these enhanced capabilities against an expanded set of targets and vulnerabilities. While foreign intelligence entities are targeting most federal agencies in the U.S., including those without a national security mission, they are also targeting a broad array of private sector and academic entities and seeking to influence U.S. public opinion.”

As Americans Distracted by Trump Tweets, President Quietly Attacks Medical Pot Protections – by Matt Agorist – https://thefreethoughtproject.com/marijuana-reform-trump-tweets-distract/ – “Despite what president Trump says to certain crowds on the campaign trail, his actions in office speak far louder than empty promises on the road. Trump has never openly supported marijuana legalization though he said he had no objection to US states legalizing forms of marijuana. When it came time to act, however, he did the opposite… According to a recent report from the Sun Sentinel, the Trump Administration has proposed removing medical marijuana protections  in the 2021 fiscal budget and leaked audio revealed the President’s belief that smoking weed makes you dumb… What’s more, Marc Lotter, a top Trump campaign spokesperson who serves as director of strategic communications for Trump’s 2020 campaign, was asked about the President’s stance on changing federal cannabis laws, and minced no words when he said the devil’s lettuce has no place in the legal market.. ‘I think the president is looking at this from a standpoint of a parent—a parent of a young person—to make sure we keep our kids away from drugs,’ Lotter said. ‘They need to be kept illegal. That is the federal policy.’ ”

Hong Kong Embraces Helicopter Money – Govt Gives Every Adult Citizen HK$10,000 – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/hong-kong-embraces-helicopter-money-govt-gives-every-adult-citizen-hk10000 – “Hong Kong just went full monetary-policy retard… In a desperate effort to “do something” about the economic collapse that the region is suffering… Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po is set to unveil a HK120 billion relief deal which includes ‘helicopter money’ – giving every Hong Kong permanent resident over the age of 18 a cash handout of HK$10,000 (around US$1,300) to, reportedly, ease the burden on individuals and companies.”

Ron Paul Blasts Trump’s Betrayal Of Julian Assange – by Ron Paul – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ron-paul-trumps-betrayal-julian-assange – “The Trump Administration argues that the Australian Assange should be tried and convicted of espionage against a country of which he is not a citizen. At the same time the Trump Administration argues that the First Amendment does not apply to Assange because he is not an American citizen! So Assange is subject to US law when it comes to publishing information embarrassing to the US deep state but he is not subject to the law of the land – the US Constitution – which protects all journalists and is the backbone of our system of government… It is ironic that a President Trump who has been victim of so much deep state meddling has done the deep state’s bidding when it comes to Assange and Wikileaks. President Trump should preempt the inevitable US show trial of Assange by granting the journalist blanket pardon under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

Bloomberg, In Freudian Slip, Brags He “Bought” Democratic Majority In The House In 2018 – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/bloomberg-freudian-slip-brags-he-bought-democratic-majority-house-2018 – “A Freudian slip by  billionaire Mike Bloomberg is what seems to be getting most attention following last night’s South Carolina debate, even attracting Washington Post commentary and the rare attention of the mainstream in a moment underscoring how the elites view their role in America’s two-party system… ‘Let’s just go on the record, they talk about 40 Democrats,’ Bloomberg said, referring to former Vice President Joe Biden… ‘Twenty-one of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect,’ he continued… ‘All of the new Democrats that came in and put Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bough-… I got them.’ ” – Comment: Oops.

Russia Slams US For Floating ‘Truce’ Talks With Terror Groups In Idlib – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russia-slams-us-floating-truce-talks-terror-groups-idlib – “The problem is, as Moscow pointed out, these groups which are also bolstered by thousands of foreign fighters, include internationally designated terrorist organizations —especially the main group occupying the northwest province, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (or HTS, formerly Nusra Front)… Addressing a press conference at the start of this week alongside Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said he was ‘concerned about the attitude of some Western states’ toward al-Qaeda groups operating in Syria. He noted these groups ‘are officially on terrorist organizations’ lists compiled by the U.N. Security Council, they are also on the U.S.’ national list of terrorist organizations.’.. But then he lambasted top US envoy for the region James Jeffrey, who was recently in Turkey, for appearing to suggest that  al-Qaeda faction HTS should not be recognized as a terrorist organization… Newsweek reported of special envoy to Syria Jeffrey’s remarks: ‘The remarks come after James Jeffrey, the U.S. special representative on Syria and special envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), told a press briefing earlier this month he had not seen Hayat Tahrir al-Sham ‘planning or carrying out international terrorism attacks.’ He made similar comments days earlier… It follows a years-long pattern of both Washington officials and mainstream US media soft-peddling and even romanticizing terrorist groups in Syria, on the mere basis they are fighting to overthrow America’s enemy Assad… And it’s no secret that the CIA and Pentagon were actively funding, arming, and training violent Islamist factions for years, branding them as “moderates” — even helping jihadists take over Idlib in the first place in 2015.”

Leaked Documents Reveal Coronavirus Infections Up to 52 Times Higher Than Reported Figures in China’s Shandong Province – by Nicole Hao – https://www.theepochtimes.com/leaked-documents-reveal-chinas-shandong-province-faked-coronavirus-infection-data-real-numbers-up-to-52-times-higher_3251354.html – “Each day from Feb. 9 to Feb. 23, Shandong authorities underreported the number of infections, according to internal data compiled by the Shandong Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (SCDC). The SCDC kept a tally of the number of people who tested positive for the virus during nucleic acid testing—using a diagnostic kit to test patient samples and detect whether they contain the virus’s genetic sequence… As of Feb. 25, the Shandong government stated that there were a total of 755 infections in the province. But the internal document showed that 1,992 people had tested positive for the virus via nucleic acid testing as of Feb. 23… The government publicly stated that there were four newly diagnosed patients on Feb. 22, but the internal document said that there were 61 positive tests that day.”

Innocent Mom Gave Permission for Cops to Search Her Home, They Destroyed It With Grenades Instead – by Matt Agorist – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/innocent-mom-gave-permission-for-cops-to-search-her-home-they-destroyed-it-with-grenades-instead.html – “Cops in Idaho managed an epic act of incompetence when they shot up and teargassed a woman’s home — even though she had given them the key — after initiating an hours-long standoff with an empty home, occupied only by the family pet… ‘Basically, they had a standoff with a dog,’ Shaniz West’s attorney said at the time. Now, after fighting the corrupt system that left this innocent mother and her children homeless, she is fighting her case all the way up to the Supreme Court, thanks to the Institute of Justice... The question brought forth before the Supreme Court of the United States is this: If you tell cops they can search your home, can they legally stand outside and fire dozens of tear gas grenades inside and destroy everything you own, and do so with impunity?.. So far, the answer has been yes they can. Hopefully, however, that is all about to change… ‘During the course of the standoff Caldwell police officers broke numerous windows to gain entry, crashed through ceilings while they were maneuvering through the home, and punctured holes in the house by shooting canisters of tear gas that released noxious chemicals into the home,’ West explained… Unsurprisingly, officers nearly decimated the house and everything inside — even though they had possession of the key the entire time.”

Talk about truce with terrorists in Idlib means surrender — Lavrovhttps://tass.com/politics/1123591 – “According to him, the international community and the Human Rights Council need to create a barrier against extremists because some forces tend to justify the atrocities of radical and terrorist groups. ‘Otherwise it is hard to explain their statements about a possible truce with bandits, which are made during discussions of the situation in Idlib,’ Lavrov pointed out. ‘It has nothing to do with concerns about human rights, it is a surrender to terrorists, which would encourage them to continue blatantly violating universal conventions and numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions,’ the Russian top diplomat added.”

Joe Biden Falsely Claims 150 MILLION Americans Killed In Shootings Since 2007 – by Daniel Newton – https://neonnettle.com/news/10438-joe-biden-falsely-claims-150-million-americans-killed-in-shootings-since-2007 – “Presidential candidate Joe Biden made the false claim on Tuesday during the CBS News’ debate that 150 million Americans have been killed since 2007 from shootings… Biden said during the Democratic debate: ‘Imagine if I stood here and said we give immunity to drug companies, we give immunity to tobacco companies. That has caused carnage on our streets.’..  ‘150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability, more than all the wars, including Vietnam from that point on.’ ”

Galaxies millions of light years apart seem to be connected by invisible ‘large scale structures’ – by Arjun Walia – https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/01/30/galaxies-millions-of-light-years-apart-seem-to-be-connected-by-invisible-large-scale-structures/ – “In Brief: ● The Facts: A study published in The Astrophysical Journal in October found that hundreds of galaxies were rotating in sync with the motions of galaxies that were tens of millions of light years away. This suggests that an invisible force somehow connects them… ● Reflect On: How much of what we know, and what we think we know, is false? Are our minds open to accepting new concepts of reality that don’t fit within the framework of accepted knowledge?.. “We are all connected” — a statement that may evoke an eye-roll from someone you express this to. This is common when it comes to such topics, or any topic that dives into the ‘spooky’ world of quantum physics, which seems to be directly intertwined with philosophy and metaphysics in various ways.  These subjects are going to really conflict with the belief systems of many, and that’s ok.”

The Global Economy Was Sinking Long Before The Coronavirus Appeared – by Brandon Smith – http://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/4123-the-global-economy-was-sinking-long-before-the-coronavirus-appeared – “I’ve noticed very recently (in the last week) that this attack response is shifting in an interesting way. Where propaganda peddlers used to call us “paranoid”, now they argue that ‘our prepping or precious metals stacking won’t save us…’  People are ‘coming to take our supplies…’ they say. That’s quite a 180-degree flip-flop. As preppers and alternative economists are proven more and more right every day, the narrative has changed from telling us we’re wrong, to telling us we will be sorry for being right… Who benefits the most if you and the majority of people have no contingency plan? Who has something to gain by trying to convince you to ignore the obvious?.. As mentioned, if they can’t win by conning the liberty movement into turning a blind eye to the facts, they have decided to let us know that it doesn’t matter and we will still be made to suffer for our defiance. This confirms my long-time argument that prepping is only the beginning of the fight; it is a means to an end. The real fight will be for our freedoms and the freedoms of future generations. Those who think the goal is only about survival are severely mistaken. Personal survival would be nice, but the survival of our principles and our way of life takes precedence, and this will require us to do a lot more than merely stock supplies and hide out in the woods… There is no stimulus measure that can fix this problem – at the most the central banks could prolong the inevitable for another year perhaps, but why would they when they have multiple scapegoats to blame the crash on?.. Donald Trump continues to set himself up as one of these scapegoats as he still dismisses the coronavirus pandemic as nothing to be worried about, claiming “some people think” it will be gone by April.  His constant habit of attaching his administration to the performance of the stock market is bizarre when one takes into account that he called the markets a massive “bubble” inflated by the Fed during his 2016 campaign… I continue to believe according to the evidence that this is his job. The banking elites he is surrounded by in his cabinet call the shots in the White House. Trump’s purpose is to act as a magnet for controversy and distraction while ignoring blaring alarms of impending crisis; he is meant to play the role of the bumbling villain.  His response to the Cov19 virus so far fits that theory… Whatever happens in the coming months, never forget that the economic and geopolitical situation has been dire for years. The coronavirus, while a legitimate threat that must be taken seriously, is also highly beneficial to a select group of elites who now have perfect cover to move forward with an economic collapse that they have been planning for some time.”

My reply to Brandon Smith’s article, posted above:

Yes, we are certainly entering “Crunch Time” now. I think our effective responses to this will call on all our inner resources, not just in negotiating the material circumstances that will, in waves, become increasingly dire.

I will suggest that what approaches is not just a change in “The System.” I think this is the legendary “Paradigm Shift” that I saw was inevitable for us back in the early 70’s. As in the famous meme (mis-attributed to Einstein) that “We can’t solve our dilemmas from within the same context of thinking that created them,” we are rapidly approaching the end of being able to function within the normative liberal worldview that has dominated humanity since the reawakening of The Renaissance. This is typified by an overall frame of Materialism – the idea that everything can be explained as “caused” within a finite physical “creation.”

But what is emerging everywhere in the world now, with all of us who have peeked through the veil of this Cartesian Reality Set, is a new model of where we are emerging from in each moment, and how real change appears by allowing it to emerge from the living infinite nature we all share.

To cut to the chase, we have to see through and through the illusions of our egos, the highly hypnotic identification with the story of ourselves as beings separate from the rest of life. The psychopaths who think they run the temporal world are entirely trapped within this spell. And they’re at war with us, with common humanity. Our awakening can only be a threat to them, as shown by Brzezinski’s overt obsession with what he called the Global Political Awakening for the last years of his life.

Life is real, but it’s not what we generally assume it is. It is us. We are all in direct contact with each other, non-locally, in every instant. I think this will become common knowledge as this unfolds. “They” can try to shut down the Internet to keep us from working together. It will avail them nothing. Our ultimate success is assured regardless of what happens with physical circumstance. Stay true to your inner nature. It will support you.

The SKY NEWS article by Ms. Crawford is filled with misinformation – Idlib Fact-Check: SKY NEWS from the UK has got the facts wrong – by Steven Sahiounie – https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2020/02/25/idlib-fact-check-sky-news-from-the-uk-has-got-the-facts-wrong/ – “On February 21, 2020, Alex Crawford of SKY NEWS, a UK news media, filed an article concerning Idlib.  She had traveled to Idlib, in northwest Syria illegally, without any Visa to enter Syria.  She entered illegally across the Turkish border which is under the control of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jibhat al-Nusra, aka Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.  This group is not an armed Syrian opposition or rebels; they are internationally recognized terrorists, deemed so by the UN, the US and the UK… The SKY NEWS article by Ms. Crawford is filled with misinformation… From the beginning of the article, we see a statement that seventy hospitals have been bombed in Idlib.  However, when we check with information before the 2011 conflict, we find that Idlib province had only 1 large public hospital, providing free medical care to all, and three smaller private hospitals, making a total of four hospitals.  While there are more than seventy hospitals in the entire country, there have never been seventy hospitals in a province the size of Idlib, which is an insignificant area known for olives and farmers. It does not have oil wells or other overtly industrial assets… The SKY NEWS article compares Idlib to Birmingham. Let us take the comparison further, wondering what would the UK government response be if a terrorist group was to occupy Birmingham and hold unarmed civilians as human shields, to be used as bargaining chips in negotiations? The likely response would be to call the skilled British Armed Forces, of the Counter-Terrorism units, who honed their skills on the battlefields of Afghanistan. If the UN Security Council met to demand to cease any attack on the terrorists in Birmingham, what would be the Prime Minister’s response?.. The article says many of the displaced civilians of Idlib are headed north to the Turkish occupied town of Afrin. This would indicate they made that choice based on following the Muslim Brotherhood, which is a global terrorist organization outlawed by Egypt, Syria, Russia, and others, but is the ruling political ideology of Erdogan and his AK party… The extremists in Idlib do not want to live in freedom, they prefer to live under Sharia, which is Islamic law, and that is what they are fighting for.  Some experts call their ideology “Islamo-fascism” because they believe only their way is right.”

BETRAYAL: At Least 5 Mil Illegals Enter in 2019, Trump Looks Other Way – US Workers Sold Out to Big Agri (Audio + Transcript) – by Jazzhands McFeels & James Allsup – https://russia-insider.com/en/betrayal-least-5-mil-illegals-enter-2019-trump-looks-other-way-us-workers-sold-out-big-agri-audio – “There have been a lot of headlines lately trumpeting the fact that illegal border crossings from Mexico are way down over the past year. But this is not true. The team at the FTN podcast make a compelling argument, that, in fact, the number is alarmingly high… They bring up the following troubling facts: For starters, nobody really knows what percentage of illegal border crossers are apprehended by ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement). Best estimates by ICE suggest that they are able to intercept 1 out of every 10. But it could be more. It could be 1 in 15, or even 1 in 20. The US government, which spends literally $100s of billions spying on their own people, can’t be bothered to figure this one out, but we digress …”

From The-Truth-Is-Stranger-Than-Fiction Desk: The BEST NEWS re CΟRΟNΑ VΙrus you’ve heard all month! Kinda. (57 min) – by Dana Ashley – Comment: Very important research from Ms Ashley on this complicated set of topics.

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From the It’s-The-Russians-(As-Usual) Desk: Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill – by Maggie Miller – https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/484156-russian-interference-reports-rock-capitol-hill – ” ‘If Donald Trump perceives that Sen. Sanders is his best general election opponent, and the Russians according to what Sanders just said are attempting to help Sanders, that means that the president and the Russians are aligned in who they want the president’s opponent to be upcoming in the fall,’ Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Community and former presidential candidate, told MSNBC on Friday night.”

Trump Not Giving Up On “Military Options” For Maduro’s Ouster, Considers Naval Blockadehttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/trump-not-giving-military-options-maduros-ouster-says-top-official – “Despite  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro emerging victorious after last year’s tumultuous events, which included a US assisted coup attempt by a faction of the military last Spring, out of which Washington also maintained a diplomatic fiction that opposition leader Juan Guaidó is actually the president, it appears the White House is still considering military options against Maduro… Bloomberg reports ‘President Donald Trump is frustrated that pressure is building too slowly on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and is still considering military options in the country, including a naval blockade, a senior administration official said.’ ”

SYRIA: Turkish-backed Militants Suffer Devastating loss in Idlibhttps://21stcenturywire.com/2020/02/22/syria-turkish-backed-militants-suffer-devastating-loss-in-idlib/ – “Based on photos released this week, it appears that over 100 jihadists and Turkish-backed militants were killed during this battle on Thursday, including two soldiers from the Turkish Armed Forces… The photos, which have been shared on Twitter, show many of the dead jihadists and Turkish-backed militants that attempted to capture Nayrab from the Syrian Arab Army… The Syrian Arab News Agency released a video last night that showed the Russian Air Force’s devastating attack that stifled the militant advance… With such great losses in their ranks, the jihadist rebels and Turkish-backed militants were forced to abandon their offensive and withdraw west of Nayrab.”

From the Wake-Up-And-Smell-The-Technocracy Desk: U.S. Marines and Navy Prepare to Execute Pandemic Plan As Questions Resurface About Coronavirus Originhttps://thevaccinereaction.org/2020/02/u-s-marines-and-navy-prepare-to-execute-pandemic-plan-as-questions-resurface-about-coronavirus-origin/ – “Responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China, where tens of thousands of citizens suspected of being infected with coronavirus (COVID-2019) have been detained and involuntarily taken to quarantine camps,1 on Feb. 1, 2020 an executive order was issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, directing the U.S. Northern Command to implement the DoD’s Global Campaign Plan for Pandemic and Infectious Diseases.2 On Feb. 12, 2020, orders were sent to the U.S. Marine Corps3 and Navy4 directing ‘geographic combatant commanders to execute their pandemic plans (Comment: WTF are these?) in response to the NCOV outbreak.’.. The U.S. Marine Corps directive told combat commanders to ‘review, update and validate existing disease containment plans and policies in order to implement procedures for response, isolation, quarantine, restriction of movement and community-based intervention’ and to ‘become familiar with authority to declare a public health emergency, restrict movement, quarantine and isolate [and[ coordinate with Federal, State, local, and military treatment facilities and public health emergency officials…’. The U.S. Navy directive stated, ‘DoD will continue to follow CDC guidance and comply with local public health authorities during this outbreak.’ ” – Comment: This is looking more and more like it’s being coordinated Globally.

INCREDIBLE (!!!) Video – Mission HumanFlight – Jetman Dubai Takeoff (4 min):

Court Refuses to Pay Houston Flood Victims After Gov’t Released Dams and Flooded Their Homeshttps://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/court-refuses-to-pay-flood-victims-after-govt-released-dams-and-flooded-their-homes.html – “A federal judge dismissed the claims of Houston residents seeking to hold the government liable for flooding their homes with Hurricane Harvey storm water released from two dams, finding there is no constitutional right to perfect flood control… U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Loren Smith’s Tuesday  order came the same day the Weatherwise magazine published a study naming Hurricane Harvey the most extreme storm of the 2010s, responsible for $108 billion in property damage and 82 deaths… The storm created a no-win situation for the Army Corps of Engineers as Harvey runoff pooled behind two earthen dams 20 miles west of downtown Houston and flooded dozens of upstream homes and businesses… The Corps of Engineers decided to open the floodgates full bore, something the agency had never done since building the dams in the 1940s to control the flow of Buffalo Bayou, which increased the normal 2,000 cubic feet per second rate of release from the dams to 13,000… The release flooded homes along the bayou that had never flooded before and thousands of downstream homeowners brought a class action against the government, claiming it had to compensate them for storing water on their property under the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause.” – Comment: There is Massive evidence that “Hurricane Harvey” was an artificial event, deliberately created by the Secret Government Weather Masters, whose weather control agenda is so well documented in the work of researcher and author Peter Kirby.

Photos From Final Liberation of Aleppo Demonstrates How MSM Narrative Was False All Along – by Brandon Turbeville – https://www.activistpost.com/2020/02/photos-from-final-liberation-of-aleppo-demonstrates-how-msm-narrative-was-false-all-along.html – “Hello Western media!.. Why aren’t you showing us these beautiful scenes of Syrians jubilantly celebrating the full liberation of #Aleppo from the clutches of Al-Qaeda, marking an end to 8 years of relentless terrorist shelling of their homes, schools and hospitals?#Syria pic.twitter.com/moct2ulump — Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) February 17, 2020… Syrian soldier meets his mother for first time since six years after the Syrian army liberated his village in Aleppo countryside pic.twitter.com/JcZ215A3sE — Yusha Yuseef (@MIG29_) February 18, 2020… Shortly after the liberation, President Assad gave a speech congratulating the Syrian people and the Syrian military on the victory and promising more victories to come as the Syrian government seeks to make good on its promise to “liberate every inch of Syria.”.. In conclusion, Assad saluted: ‘…our brothers, friends, and allies who stood shoulder to shoulder with the army on the ground and were guardian eagles in the sky, their blood intermingling with the blood of our army that was spilled in Aleppo, Aleppo the faithful to its homeland and history, which will never forget the blood of those who made sacrifices for it, and which will return as it was and stronger… Our beloved people in Aleppo, I congratulate you on the victory of your will, the will by which we will wage the greater battle: the battle to build Aleppo. By the will of all the Syrian people we will build Syria, and we will continue liberation, God willing.’ ”

Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes – by Rebecca Beitsch – https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/483754-trump-order-redirects-california-water-supply-after-reversal-from – “President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south… The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish — a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump… Trump said the changes to the ‘outdated scientific research and biological opinions’ would now help direct ‘as much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water for the use of California farmers and ranchers.’.. The state is expected to fight the order… ‘California won’t allow the Trump Administration to destroy and deplete our natural resources,’ California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) said in a statement after the speech. ‘We’re prepared to challenge the Trump Administration’s harmful attack on our state’s critical ecosystems and environment.’ ” (emphasis added)Comment: The “Red” Blues in Sacramento are ready to Go-To-The-Mats to continue their oppression of the people of California.

and, From the Speaking-Of-Psychopaths Desk: Michael Bloomberg has Radical Left Agents in 10 AG Offices – by Alice Green – http://punchingbagpost.com/2020/02/20/michael-bloomberg-has-radical-left-agents-in-10-ag-offices/ – “As reported by Fox News, Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of 10 climate change lawyers who work in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general… This unique arrangement began in 2017 when Bloomberg’s non-profit donated $5.6 million to create an environmental center at the New York School of Law… The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center hires mid-career lawyers as “research fellows” and then sends them to work for state attorneys general… ‘Under terms of the arrangement, the fellows work solely to advance progressive environmental policy at a time when Democratic state AGs have investigated and sued ExxonMobil and other energy companies over alleged damages due to climate change.’.. In other words, these “fellows” promote state legal action to advance Bloomberg’s views, primarily climate change lawsuits and regulatory actions. They are obligated to report their activities back to NYU, but are asked to keep their reports private.”

Justice for Medical Kidnapping! Philadelphia Judge Confesses to Illegally Jailing Parents – by Brian Shilhavy and Samantha Melamed – https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/justice-for-medical-kidnapping-philadelphia-judge-confesses-to-illegally-jailing-parents/ – “Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Lyris Younge, who had been fighting a complaint charging her with 10 counts of judicial misconduct over 18 months in Family Court, has admitted to the allegations in a filing with the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline… With that admission, made public late Tuesday, Younge, 53, will avoid a trial that had been set for Wednesday on claims that she had failed to be impartial, demonstrated an improper judicial demeanor, denied parties their right to be heard in court, and caused “inordinate” delays in cases involving young children that were supposed to be fast-tracked… As a judge in Family Court, Younge on several occasions prevented parents from speaking in court proceedings about the removal of their children from their care, The Inquirer reported. One mother described being handcuffed in the courthouse while her kids were taken away. She would not regain custody of the children for eight months, until after Younge was removed from her courtroom… In another case, a mother became ill during proceedings and stepped out of the courtroom. Younge barred her from reentering and, while she was absent, terminated her parental rights.”

Mastercard is pioneering new payment technology that identifies commuters by the way they walk – by Rupert Steiner – https://www.marketwatch.com/story/mastercard-is-pioneering-new-payment-technology-that-identifies-commuters-by-the-way-they-walk-2020-02-14 – “Mastercard MA, +0.97% is working with transport firms to develop a new system that would authenticate passengers by their gait… The payment provider told MarketWatch that everyone has a unique walk, and it is investigating innovative behavioral biometrics such as gait, face, heartbeat and veins for cutting edge payment systems of the future… Ajay Bhalla, president of cyber and intelligence solutions for Mastercard, told MarketWatch in an interview: “We are working with transport organizations where your face or gait will authenticate you… ‘The way you hold your phone, which ear you use, and how your fingers touch the buttons are all unique to you. We have been testing heartbeat, vein technology, and the way people walk to authenticate people.’ ” (emphasis added)

WHO Holds Secret Talks With Tech Giants To Stop Spread of Coronavirus “Misinformation” – Despite the fact that some things labeled “misinformation” turned out to be true – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://summit.news/2020/02/17/who-holds-secret-talks-with-tech-giants-to-stop-spread-of-coronavirus-misinformation/ – “The meeting was organized by the WHO but hosted by Facebook at its Menlo Park campus in California. Attendees included representatives from Amazon, Twilio, Dropbox, Google, Verizon, Salesforce, Twitter, YouTube, Airbnb, Kinsa and Mapbox… According to the WHO’s Andy Pattison, an “infodemic” of misinformation has accompanied the coronavirus outbreak and big tech giants need to respond by censoring “fake news” content… Both Facebook and Twitter already announced that they would remove content deemed to be misinformation regarding the virus, a dangerous new lurch to mass censorship given that what is considered “misinformation” is totally subjective and beholden to partisan bias… Two clear examples of “misinformation” surrounding the coronavirus subsequently turned out to be true.” Comment: “The New World Order is coming into view.” -George HW Bush

Coronavirus: Who is Controlling the Information? Are Potential Government Actions More Dangerous than the Actual Virus?https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/coronavirus-who-is-controlling-the-information-are-potential-government-actions-more-dangerous-than-the-actual-virus/Sharyl Attkisson is an Emmy Award winning independent news reporter who just recently recorded a podcast titled: Coronavirus: Who is controlling the information?.. Did you know, for example, that the World Health Organization (WHO) partnered with Google, the one single company who controls the bulk of the flow of information around the world, to make sure search results for the coronavirus are controlled to deliver the message they want the public to receive?.. Here at Health Impact News, for example, we have had Facebook mark some of our articles as “Fake News” regarding the coronavirus, because we were publishing alternative health solutions, and not pharmaceutical ones… One of those articles had to do with Vitamin C therapy, published by Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, and shortly after Facebook marked this article as “Fake News,” it was announced publicly that hospitals in China had started clinical trials on Vitamin C therapy to treat the coronavirus, information mainly suppressed by the corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media… Listen to Sharyl Attkisson’s podcast below.”

Situation In Idlib Is Result Of Turkish Violations Of Sochi Agreements: Moscowhttps://southfront.org/situation-in-idlib-is-result-of-turkish-violations-of-sochi-agreements-moscow/ – “Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov defended the Syrian Arab Army’s operation in Idlib, and fight against Turkish and Turkish-backed troops as a response to gross violations in the Idlib agreements… ‘These actions of the Syrian armed forces are a response to the grossest violations of the Idlib agreements,’ Lavrov said. ‘At the same time, contrary to some estimates, I emphasize that the Syrian troops are pushing the militants and terrorists not to foreign territories, but to their own, thereby restoring control of the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic over their lands,’ said the Russian Foreign Minister… Earlier, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Turkey has not fulfilled a number of key obligations on Idlib. The opposite opinion, in turn, was made by the vice president of Turkey Fuat Oktay, saying that it was Russia, who wasn’t fulfilling its obligations… The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the situation, noted that Moscow will continue to use contacts with Ankara to stop the escalation of tension in Idlib: ‘We were satisfied with the agreements that were reached more than a year ago in Sochi, and this was mutual satisfaction, and we absolutely ceased to be satisfied after the offensive actions of militants and terrorist groups against the Syrian Armed Forces and the Russian military began from the territory of Idlib objects. That’s where our satisfaction ended,’ said the presidential spokesman.” (underlined emphses added) – Comment: Trump’s apparent support for Erdogan’s saber-rattling in Idlib (covered in article) seems quite concerning.

Operation In Idlib Is ‘Matter Of Time’. Turkey Is Not Satisfied By Talks With Russia: Erdoganhttps://southfront.org/operation-in-idlib-is-matter-of-time-turkey-is-not-satisfied-by-talks-with-russia-erdogan/ – “The Turkish military operation in Idlib, northwestern Syria, is just “a matter of time,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared on February 19… ‘As with all [previous] operations, we say ‘we could suddenly come one night.’ In other words, an Idlib operation is a matter of time,’ Erdogan claimed…’Turkey has made all preparations to carry out its own operation plans in Idlib.‘.. The Turkish president further claimed that his country is not satisfied with the outcome of talks with Russia on the situation in Idlib…’Although the meetings will continue, it is a reality that we were very far from what we want,’ Erdogan said.” (underlined emphasis added) – Comment: Obviously, the Russians are not cosigning Erdogan’s plans to further invade Syria. What I wonder is whether the Atlanticist War Hawks in Washington are pushing Erdogan to do (another) something extremely stupid.

Militants In Northeastern Syria Are Being Armed By U.S.: Russian Reconciliation Centerhttps://southfront.org/militants-in-northeastern-syria-are-being-armed-by-u-s-russian-reconciliation-center/ – “This was announced by the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria in Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, cited by TASS… ‘The US command in the region is intensively saturating the territory east of the Euphrates river with weapons and ammunition. Since the beginning of 2020, 13 military convoys have arrived from Iraq to Syria, which included over 80 armored vehicles and more than 300 trucks loaded with various types of weapons, ammunition and materiel’, Rear Adm. Oleg Zhuravlev said in a daily briefing… According to Zhuravlev, against the backdrop of a difficult humanitarian situation and settlements being constantly shelled by militants, as a result of which civilians are injured and killed, the civilian population in northeastern Syria has to flee their homes and move to territory controlled by the Syrian government… ‘About 23 thousand Syrians, most of whom are families with old people and children, have passed through the al-Salihiya checkpoint near the city of Deir ez-Zor since the beginning of 2020,’ said the head of the Center for Reconciliation.”

US Sanctions Rosneft For Doing Business With Venezuelahttps://southfront.org/us-sanctions-rosneft-for-doing-business-with-venezuela/ – “On February 18th, the US sanctioned Russian oil company Rosneft for doing business with Venezuela’s government under President Nicholas Maduro… A senior administration official said that the designation of Rosneft Trading S.A., a subsidiary of the Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company, was ‘another major step forward toward achieving maximum pressure.’.. The sanctions also target Rosneft’s chairman and president, Didier Casimiro, whom an official described as ‘the main European intermediary to help [Venezuelan President Nicolás] Maduro skirt sanctions.’.. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement, ‘As the primary broker of global deals for the sale and transport of Venezuela’s crude oil, Rosneft Trading has propped up the dictatorial Maduro, enabling his repression of the Venezuelan people.’

US Engaged In “Shameless, Impudent Pillage Of Wealth” In Syria: Russia – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-engaged-shameless-impudent-pillage-wealth-syria-russia – “Western mainstream media is once again putting Idlib  at the center of their coverage, with emotive and hugely exaggerated headlines like ‘Bombed as they flee: A million Syrians try to escape Assad’s onslaught’ — however with no mention that a US designated terrorist organization, al-Qaeda’s Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, has for years brutally held Idlib territory, suppressing the civilian population… With the Syrian Army and its Russian allied force now again feeling US pressure over the ongoing offensive, the Kremlin has hit back, slamming the US for its occupation and resource plunder of Syria… Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu while on a state visit to Rome on Tuesday charged American forces with a “shameless, impudent pillage of the wealth,” according to Russian state sources… “The oil fields… are controlled by the US. There’s shameless, impudent pillage of the wealth that belongs to Syria and the Syrian people taking place, Shoigu said… He pointed out that this resource theft combined with an extreme US sanctions regimen is creating horrific conditions among the civilian populace facing freezing winter temperatures. ‘Most of the people, who are now suffering in Syria, are in need of heat, hot water and electricity, which — as we understand it — come from hydrocarbons that are forbidden to be supplied there,’ the minister said further.”

REVEALED: The British government’s covert propaganda campaign in Syria – Documents obtained by MEE reveal how British contractors recruited Syrian citizen journalists – often without their knowledge – to promote ‘moderate opposition’ – by Ian Cobain, Alice Ross – https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/revealed-british-government-covert-propaganda-campaign-syria – “The British government covertly established a network of citizen journalists across Syria during the early years of the country’s civil war in an attempt to shape perceptions of the conflict, frequently recruiting people who were unaware that they were being directed from London… A number of leaked documents seen by Middle East Eye show how the propaganda initiative began in 2012 and gathered pace the following year, shortly after the UK parliament refused to authorise British military action in Syria… The papers also make clear that those people who were recruited were often unaware that they were part of a British propaganda initiative… Some of those who were recruited have defended their involvement, however, saying that they were reliant on western support in their efforts to counter pro-government reporting in Syrian state media, and in Iranian and Russian-backed media… At a time when the last opposition-held enclave in Idlib province is under assault by pro-government forces, they questioned whether western countries could have contributed more material support to moderate rebels… Some Syrian journalists complained that western support for their work was decreasing even as it was most needed, after Russia’s entry into the war in 2015 tipped the balance in favour of President Bashar al-Assad.”

https://twitter.com/ShehabiFares/status/1230183998434967552 – “When al-Qaeda swept through #Idlib in 2015 forcing 1M civilians to flee and putting 2M more under terror rule no one in the West said a word..! Now that the Syrian army is destroying al-Qaeda and freeing Idlib everyone went crazy..!” (emphasis added)

New Stats Reveal Nearly Half of All Criminals in Paris Ghettos Have Migrant Background – Burglaries and violent robberies also see significant spike. – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://summit.news/2020/02/19/new-stats-reveal-nearly-half-of-all-criminals-in-paris-ghettos-have-migrant-background/ – “French newspaper Le Figaro reports that in certain departments, the number of foreign-born criminals is as high as 47.6 per cent… Figures from the National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Responses (ONDRP) reveal that crimes carried out by unaccompanied youth increased by 22.7 per cent… Pickpocketing offenses committed by younger migrants have risen from 15.8 per cent in 2016 to 31.7 percent in 2019… Burglaries in Paris carried out by young migrants rose from 2.1 per cent in 2016 to 13.1 per cent in 2019, while foreign youth involvement in violent robberies also surged from 4.8 per cent in 2016 to 16.6 percent in 3019… In a related story, the ONDRP also revealed that 120 knife attacks occur in France on an average day, with 44,000 victims of knife crime each year.”

Pentagon Believes Russia, Turkey ‘Very Close’ to ‘More Extensive Conflict’ In Syria’s Idlibhttps://sputniknews.com/world/202002191078353879-us-sees-russia-turkey-very-close-to-more-extensive-conflict-in-syrias-idlib–pentagon/ – “The United States believes that Russia and Turkey are “very close” to a more extensive conflict in Syria’s Idlib and hopes that they will be able to avoid it, Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on Wednesday: ‘We are seeing the Russians and the Turks have come very close to having more extensive conflict in the area. We are hopeful they will find a solution to avoid that’, Hoffman said at a press briefing… He called on the international community to put extra pressure on the Syrian authorities to make them halt their offensive on Idlib. Hoffman refused to say whether the US is in contact with the parties concerned on the matter.”

Many People in NATO Countries Say ‘No’ to Supporting a NATO Ally in a Military Conflict with Russia – Only in five countries — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Lithuania — did more people (a majority in each case) support such military intervention than reject it. – by Adam Dick – https://theduran.com/many-people-in-nato-countries-say-no-to-supporting-a-nato-ally-in-a-military-conflict-with-russia/ – “These poll results indicate that serious thought should be given to disbanding NATO, an organization with a primary objective that appears to be at odds with public opinion in many NATO countries… When asked if their respective countries’ governments should use military force to defend a NATO ally country neighboring Russia with which “Russia got into a serious military conflict,” people living in the 16 NATO countries tended to answer in the negative. “No” was the answer for the majority of polled individuals in eight countries — France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Turkey. In three more NATO countries — the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland — a plurality rejected military intervention.”

George Soros Demands Facebook Dumps Zuckerberg: ‘He’s Helping Trump Get Reelected’ – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10358-george-soros-demands-facebook-dumps-zuckerberg-he-s-helping-trump-get-reelected- – “Liberal billionaire George Soros has demanded that Facebook removes founder Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the company, claiming that the social media boss has struck a deal with President Donald Trump to help him “get reelected.”..  Without providing a shred of evidence, globalist Soros claims President Trump and Zuckerberg have agreed to a “mutual assistance arrangement.” Soros made the allegations in a scathing letter to Financial Times… The far-left financier argues that both Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg should be removed from their leadership roles at Facebook, partly due to the company’s refusal to block political campaign ads.”

The Fed’s “Repo” Bailout: Has a Big Bank Already Kicked the Bucket? – by Mike Whitney – https://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-feds-repo-bailout-has-a-big-bank-already-kicked-the-bucket/ – ” ‘Neither the public nor Congress have any proof that these repo loans are being unwound. One or more of the 24 trading houses on Wall Street (primary dealers), that are authorized by the New York Fed to borrow from its money spigot at super cheap interest rates, could simply be rolling over the same loans or using term money to pay off one loan while taking out another loan… There is a mountain of evidence to suggest that this is exactly what is going on.” (Are the Fed’s repo loans being repaid by Wall Street’s trading houses or just rolled over and over, Wall Street on Parade).”

STILL No White Deaths from Coronavirus – Why Won’t the Media Talk About This? – “When it comes to “race” (the Chinese Government) is honest to a degree that should Americans public officials and journalists blush. And China’s honesty only confirms that this is not a virus from which white people die.” – “If we want to avoid future suffering, panic and and death—whether due to viruses or whatever else—we must be like the Chinese, able to talk frankly about race.” – by Lance Welton – https://russia-insider.com/en/still-no-white-deaths-coronavirus-why-wont-media-talk-about/ri28302 – “Except, of course, as I have been saying for weeks, the disease apparently does indeed discriminate by race. There are long-recognized race differences in the susceptibility to flu-like viruses, which is why the  1918 Spanish Flu pandemic was far more devastating to Native Americans and Maoris than it was to whites (although Spanish flu, unlike Coronavirus so far, did kill a lot of other races). And certain kinds of flu seem to be more deadly to East Asians than they are to whites… This is why, as I—alone, it seems – have been pointing out that the 2003 SARS outbreak, about which there was a similar panic, apparently ended up killing only, or at least primarily, East Asians… I suspect the authorities actually do know the Coronavirus discriminates by race.”

Turkey support for Idlib terrorists boomerangs on Erdogan – by Jim W. Dean – https://www.veteranstoday.com/2020/02/18/turkey-support-for-idlib-terrorists-boomerangs-on-erdogan/#comment-766362 – “We have an unconfirmed report late afternoon that a coup is eminent in Turkey, with many suspects for putting out false alarms, so we have pinged our sources to keep us informed. Erdogan has huge resources to put down riots, and has a history of making mass arrests to sap the manpower for a coup… Jim W. Dean ]… Turkey has made the necessary military preparations in northwestern Syria and told Russian counterparts it was determined to push Bashar al-Assad regime to previous boundaries, spokesman of ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party said on Tuesday… Omer Celik said Turkey completed necessary military preparations in Syria and it would take necessary steps if the Syrian regime did not withdraw to the previous borderline set by de-escalation deal… Celik underlined that Russia, an ally of the Syrian regime, was “clearly” informed about Turkey’s stance in the region. (Comment: If this is true, why are Russian forces now escorting the unfortunate troops from the Turkish “Observation Posts” out of the territory now controlled by the Syrian Arab Army?)But regime forces, its allies, and militias loyal to it continue to violate the cease-fire… So far this month, artillery fire by regime troops has martyred 12 Turkish military personnel and one civilian contractor.” – Comment: So, even according to Jim Dean at VT, the Syrian government must be called “The Regime,”  and young Turkish men are “martyred” while Erdogan’s pet Takfiri salafist head-chopper simply “neutralize” young Syrians.

Kiev Forces Cry Foul About Russian Agression After Own Failed Attack In Eastern Ukrainehttps://southfront.org/kiev-forces-cry-foul-about-russian-agression-after-own-failed-attack-in-eastern-ukraine/ – “On February 18th, an escalation took place between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Luhansk People’s Republic militia in the area near Zolote… Zolote is the position where a separation of forces took place on October 29th, 2019, but it apparently is proving ineffective… According to official information, one Ukrainian serviceman died and four others were wounded… As a result there are two contrasting positions regarding what actually transpired, that of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and that of Kiev… According to the LPR, the armed forces of Ukraine made another attempt to destabilize the situation along the contact line… Early in the morning of February 18th, a Ukrainian sabotage group of 10 people advanced in the direction of LPR positions in the area of ​​Golubovsky… There are is also a video of the clashes…”
Netanyahu Boasts That He Destroyed Free Speech in America – by Juan Cole – https://www.truthdig.com/articles/netanyahu-boasts-he-destroyed-free-speech-in-america/ – “Anti-boycott laws of the Old South were used against Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists in the civil rights movement to keep African Americans subordinate and segregated. The right to boycott establishments over civil rights was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1982 in NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware…’It was also not for nothing that the American administration has taken this step together with us. In recent years, we have promoted laws in most US states, which determine that strong action is to be taken against whoever tries to boycott Israel.’ — “Bibi,” Acting PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) February 12, 2020

Twitter Locks WikiLeaks’ Account Days Before Assange’s Extradition Hearing Begins – “All attempts to get it reopened via regular channels have been unsuccessful.” – by Aaron Kesel – https://themindunleashed.com/2020/02/twitter-locks-wikileaks-account-days-before-assanges-extradition-hearing-begins.html – “The Twitter account belonging to WikiLeaks and brandishing a total of 5.4 million followers has been locked ahead of its former editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, according to Kristinn Hrafnsson the current editor-in-chief of the transparency organization… Previously, Assange’s personal Twitter account (which was then turned into the AssangeDefense account) was deleted, undeleted, and finally suspended. Caitlin Johnstone also notes that bias was clear from the start with Twitter’s refusal to verify Assange… Twitter users are now once again attempting to overwhelm Twitter support with requests to reinstate and unlock the WikiLeaks Twitter account. With just a week left until Assange’s first extradition hearing, the timing is certainly suspicious.”

Must Watch Video: Michael Pento – Upcoming Economic Data Rancid Beyond Belief (32 min) – Interviewed by Greg Hunter – Michael Pento delves into the implications and potential downside of the “Covid-19” pandemic in China in the context of financial markets.

Assad Congratulates Syrian Army With Victory In Western Aleppo, Vows To Continue Fighting Terrorismhttps://southfront.org/assad-congratulates-syrian-army-with-victory-in-western-aleppo-vows-to-continue-fighting-terrorism/ – “President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday that Aleppo gained the victory and Syria as well, adding that the Syrian army will never hesitate to carry out its national duties… President al-Assad added in a televised speech on the occasion of the latest liberation wars that the Battle of liberating Aleppo and Idleb countryside is continuous regardless of some sound empty bubbles coming from the north… President al-Assad began the speech by saluting the people of Aleppo for their steadfastness, faith, bravery, and sacrifices.”

New Illinois Bill Would Require 6th Graders in Public, Private, and Religious Schools to Get the Gardasil HPV Vaccinehttps://healthimpactnews.com/2020/new-illinois-bill-would-require-6th-graders-in-public-private-and-religious-schools-to-get-the-gardasil-hpv-vaccine/ – “The bill was filed by Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, on Feb. 11… HB 4870 amends the Communicable Disease Prevention Act… A synopsis for the bill states, ‘the Department of Public Health shall adopt a rule requiring students, upon entering the sixth grade of any public, private, or parochial school, to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and requiring confirmation that the student has completed the series of HPV vaccinations upon entering the ninth grade of any public, private, or parochial school. Provides that the Department shall adopt the rule in time to allow students to receive the vaccination before the start of the school year beginning in 2022. Effective January 1, 2021.’ – Comment: This highly dangerous vaccine, which apparently increases the incidence of cervical cancers in its victims, is being require for both girls and boys. (shaking head)

Virginia Senate Shuts Down Democrats’ Bill to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ Moderate Dems break with party to reject anti-Second Amendment gun control bill – by Jay Greenberg – https://neonnettle.com/news/10345-virginia-senate-shuts-down-democrats-bill-to-ban-assault-weapons- – “While Democrats hold a narrow majority in Virginia’s senate, four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in opposition to the controversial gun bill, according to the Associated Press… Last week lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of the bill before passing it on to the state Senate…  On Monday, Senators voted to put off the issue for 2020 and instead defer to Virginia’s State Crime Commission to further study the issue. The vote on Monday reportedly drew cheers from gun rights activists who packed a Senate committee room to watch the vote.”

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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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