US Deep State Dictatorship Brands Venezuela Leader a ‘Dictator’        
[ Ed. note – Top ranking officials of the US, a country run by a dictatorial deep state and that is rapidly losing even the outward trappings of democracy, are now calling Nicholas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, a “dictator.” This means Venezuela can prepare for more violence, more terrorist attacks, more murders and assassinations […]
          Just wait a little while        
SUBHEAD: You’ll have to earn everything worth having, including self-respect and your next meal.

By James Kunstler on 7 August 2017 for Kunstler.com -
(http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/just-wait-little/)


Image above: Aarly 20th century Russian painting of "A Peasant Leaving His Landlord on Yuri's Day" by Sergei V. Ivanov. From (https://www.kp.ru/radio/26511/3430500/).

The trouble, of course, is that even after the Deep State (a.k.a. “The Swamp”) succeeds in quicksanding President Trump, America will be left with itself — adrift among the cypress stumps, drained of purpose, spirit, hope, credibility, and, worst of all, a collective grasp on reality, lost in the fog of collapse.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s going on and where we’re headed.

The United States is comprehensively bankrupt. The government is broke and the citizenry is trapped under inescapable debt burdens. We are never again going to generate the kinds and volumes of “growth” associated with techno-industrial expansion.

That growth came out of energy flows, mainly fossil fuels, that paid for themselves and furnished a surplus for doing other useful things. It’s over.

Shale oil, for instance, doesn’t pay for itself and the companies engaged in it will eventually run out of accounting hocus-pocus for pretending that it does, and they will go out of business.

The self-evident absence of growth means the end of borrowing money at all levels. When you can’t pay back old loans, it’s unlikely that you will be able to arrange new loans.

The nation could pretend to be able to borrow more, since it can supposedly “create” money (loan it into existence, print it, add keystrokes to computer records), but eventually those tricks fail, too.

Either the “non-performing” loans (loans not being paid off) cause money to disappear, or the authorities “create” so much new money from thin air (money not associated with real things of value like land, food, manufactured goods) that the “money” loses its mojo as a medium of exchange (for real things), as a store of value (over time), and as a reliable index of pricing — which is to say all the functions of money.

In other words, there are two ways of going broke in this situation: money can become scarce as it disappears so that few people have any; or everybody can have plenty of money that has no value and no credibility.

I mention these monetary matters because the system of finance is the unifying link between all the systems we depend on for modern life, and none of them can run without it.

So that’s where the real trouble is apt to start. That’s why I write about markets and banks on this blog.

The authorities in this nation, including government, business, and academia, routinely lie about our national financial operations for a couple of reasons.

One is that they know the situation is hopeless but the consequences are so awful to contemplate that resorting to accounting fraud and pretense is preferable to facing reality.

Secondarily, they do it to protect their jobs and reputations — which they will lose anyway as collapse proceeds and their record of feckless dishonesty reveals itself naturally.

The underlying issue is the scale of human activity in our time. It has exceeded its limits and we have to tune back a lot of what we do. Anything organized at the giant scale is headed for failure, so it comes down to a choice between outright collapse or severe re-scaling, which you might think of as managed contraction.

That goes for government programs, military adventures, corporate enterprise, education, transportation, health care, agriculture, urban design, basically everything. There is an unfortunate human inclination to not reform, revise, or re-scale familiar activities.

We’ll use every kind of duct tape and baling wire we can find to keep the current systems operating, and we have, but we’re close to the point where that sort of cob-job maintenance won’t work anymore, especially where money is concerned.

Why this is so has been attributed to intrinsic human brain programming that supposedly evolved optimally for short-term planning. But obviously many people and institutions dedicate themselves to long-term thinking.

So there must be a big emotional over-ride represented by the fear of letting go of what used to work that tends to disable long-term thinking. It’s hard to accept that our set-up is about to stop working — especially something as marvelous as techno-industrial society.

But that’s exactly what’s happening. If you want a chance at keeping on keeping on, you’ll have to get with reality’s program. Start by choosing a place to live that has some prospect of remaining civilized. This probably doesn’t include our big cities.

But there are plenty of small cities and small towns out in America that are scaled for the resource realities of the future, waiting to be reinhabited and reactivated.

A lot of these lie along the country’s inland waterways — the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri river system, the Great Lakes, the Hudson and St. Lawrence corridors — and they also exist in regions of the country were food can be grown.

You’ll have to shift your energies into a trade or vocation that makes you useful to other people. This probably precludes jobs like developing phone apps, day-trading, and teaching gender studies.

Think: carpentry, blacksmithing, basic medicine, mule-breeding, simplified small retail, and especially farming, along with the value-added activities entailed in farm production.

The entire digital economy is going to fade away like a drug-induced hallucination, so beware the current narcissistic blandishments of computer technology.

Keep in mind that being in this world actually entitles you to nothing. One way or another, you’ll have to earn everything worth having, including self-respect and your next meal.

Now, just wait a little while.

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          BAHAYA PERANG        





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Trump vows to answer North Korea's nuclear threats with 'fire and fury

Donald Trump has vowed to respond to North Korea with “fire and fury” if it makes any more threats to attack the United States.
Trump’s comments came after Pyongyang threatened “physical” retaliation for new United Nations sanctions – and on a day when fresh evidence emerged that the North Koreans have overcome one of the last major technical obstacles to being able to hit the US or western Europe with nuclear-armed missiles




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          The Afternoon Sound Alternative 07-05-2017 with Michael Buck        
Playlist:

Morning Teleportation- Rise And Fall - Salivating For Symbiosis
- voicebreak -
Citrus Clouds- Always Tomorrow - Imagination
Beach Fossils- Sugar - Somersault
Forest Swords- Raw Language - Compassion
Nym- Light Catcher - Lilac Chaser
Aldous Harding- Party - Party
- voicebreak -
Monoswezi- Esta Bem - A Je
Nina Miranda- Silken Horse - Freedom Of Movement
The Mountain Goats- Shelved - Goths
Kevin Morby- City Music - City Music
Palm- Walkie Talkie - Shadow Expert EP
Harriet Brown- Cryptid - Contact
- voicebreak -
Lea Porcelain- Out Is In - HYMNS TO THE NIGHT
The Black Angels- I Dreamt - Death Song
Freelsds Badtrip- Gallop - Freelsds Badtrip EP
The Buttertones- Geishas Gaze - Gravedigging
Evolfo- Frank The Fiddler - Last Of The Acid Cowboys
The Afghan Whigs- Arabian Heights - In Spades
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Vieux Farka Tour- Ouaga - Samba
Mux Mool- Sympathy - Implied Lines
House And Land- The Day Is Past And Gone - House And Land
Perfume Genius- Slip Away - No Shape
Nicole Mitchell- Forestwall Timewalk - Mandorla Awakening II Emerging Worlds
Triptides- What For - Afterglow
Thunder Dreamer- The Bridge - Capture
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Fujiya Miyagi- RSI - Fujiya Miyagi
Cody ChesnuTT- Africa The Future - My Love Divine Degree
Coldcut OnU Sound- Aztec Riddim feat Adrian Sherwood - Outside The Echo Chamber
Negritage- Kyrenia Dreams - Greetings From The Planet Dub
Chastity Belt- Different Now - I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone
Dan Auerbach- Cherrybomb - Waiting On A Song
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King Gizzard The Lizard Wizard- Welcome To An Altered Future - Murder Of The Universe
King Gizzard The Lizard Wizard- Digital Black - Murder Of The Universe
King Gizzard The Lizard Wizard- HanTyumi The Confused Cyborg - Murder Of The Universe
Dream Machine- The Illusion - The Illusion
Sandy Alex G- Guilty - Rocket
Branson Anderson- Talldog - Graydog
Contry- Cash Out - Cell Phone 1
Deep State- Infinitesimals - Thought Garden


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          Kommentar zu Putins Geduld am Ende – „Ami go home!“ (Videos) von Fränker        
Sanktionen! Sanktionen!!! SANKTIONEN!!! Überall liest man euphemisch nur das Wort "Sanktionen"! Doch WAS beinhalten diese sogenannten "Sanktionen"??? Wird das russische Volk jetzt elendig verhungern, da keine "Nahrungsmittel" aus den USA und EU mehr importiert werden können?! Meines Wissens nach hat Russland genug Ackerland und Kenntnisse in der Landwirtschaft um das ganze Volk (und sogar darüber hinaus) zu ernären. Außerdem sind nach den ganzen Skandalen (Chlorhünchen, GMO-Mais) Lebensmittel aus den USA mit Vorsicht zu genießen. Weiterhin ist es der allgemeinen Gesundheit bestimmt auch nicht abträglich, wenn der synthetische Fraß vom "goldenen M" verschwindet. Wird das russische Volk im Winter elendig erfrieren, da kein "Rohstoffe" aus den USA mehr importiert werden können?! Meines Wissens nach ist Russland selber Rohstofflieferant... Und die EU profitiert(e) davon. Also "zerschneidet" die EU durch diese "Sanktionen" selber den Tropf an dem sie hängt. Wird das russische Volk jetzt elendig verarmen, da Kreditinstitute (zum Beispiel Mastercard, Visa und American Express) ihre "Dienste" in Russland einstellen?! Es gibt ja auch keine russischen Banken und Kreditinstitute... Somit bleibt dank russischer Kapitalinstitutionen das russische Kapital in Russland und wird nicht durch ausländische Kapitalinstitutionen (über den Zins) ins Ausland transferiert. Wird das russische Volk technisch völlig degenerieren, da keine "Hochtechnologie" mehr aus den USA, vor allem "deutsche Ingeneurskunst" aus Deutschland/EU importiert werden kann?! Meines Wissens nach würden heute amerikanische Raketen ohne russische Triebwerke am Boden kleben... Also wer liefert an wem "Hochtechnologie"? Und die "deutsche Ingeneurskunst" ist zu einer urbanen Legende geworden. Bis 1945 mag dies treffend gewesen sein, doch seit Kriegsende ist keine "weltrevolutionierende" Technik in Deutschland erfunden worden. Die Gründe dafür mögen vielschichtig sein und letztendlich doch auf die Besatzung, Umerziehung und Indoktrination des deutschen Volkes zurückzuführen sein, aber ändert nichts an der Tatsache, das momentan die "deutsche Ingeneurskunst" faktisch nicht mehr vorhanden ist. Also was, außer "Kalkulierte Obsolenz" kann die USA/EU an Technik Russland liefern?! Und das ließe sich endlos weiterführen... Kurz gesagt: Nichts, was die USA und EU an Rußland liefern könnte, ist für das russische Volk von überlebensnotwendiger Relevanz! Russland ist nicht abhängig von den USA und EU! Andersrum sieht das Bild völlig konträr aus. Dies zeigt schon, dass die sogenannten "Sanktionen" völlig sinnlos sind und eher der eigenen Wirtschaft schaden... also totaler Schwachsinn sind! Die russische Föderation ist weitestgehend autark (bzw. baut seine Autarkie immer stärker aus). Und die wenigen Produkte, welche Russland tatsächlich nicht selber herstellen/anbauen kann, benötigen nicht die USA oder EU als Handelspartner. Diese kann Russland sich andersweitig auf dem Weltmarkt besorgen. Da gibt es ja noch China, Iran, Indien usw. Der "Wert einer Nation" wird halt nicht dadurch gemessen, wie sich der Kurs seiner Währung proportional zu anderen Währungen entwickelt (der ist durch die "Sanktionen" tatsächlich rückläufig), sondern an Produktivität des Volkes, Besitz an Rohstoffen und Gütern, Ausbau der Infrastruktur usw.! Und dies ist alles in Russland im Wachstum (wird sogar durch die "Sanktionen" gesteigert)!!! Also warum wird in Rußland gerade so ein Trara gemacht? Warum redet Lawrow von einen "Wirtschaftskrieg"? Es handelt sich definitiv um ein abgesprochenes Schauspiel der Trump/Putin Administration! Haben nicht beide hinter verschlossenen Türen beim G20 über 2 Stunden debattiert? Da hat man bestimmt nicht nur Kochrezepte ausgetauscht! Die nichtsaussagenden, sinnlosen, euphemischen "Sanktionen" (die im Grunde sogar Russlands Binnenwirtschaft stärken!) der Trump-Administration gaben der Putin-Administration freie Hand 755 "US-Diplomaten" auszuweisen! Doch wenn wir "US-Diplomaten" sagen, meinen wir im Grunde CIA-Agenten, welche Russland destabilisieren könnten! Also wird es höchstwahrscheinlich ein gemeinsamer Schlag Trump/Putin gegen den "deep state" gewesen sein!
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          Economic and Geo-Political Prognosis for 2015        

Paper No. 5856                                 Dated 12-Jan-2015

Guest Column by Dr. Rajesh Tembarai Krishnamachari and Srividya Kannan Ramachandran

Abstract:

The re-moderation of the world economy set in place over the past few years continues apace. Notwithstanding some lasting damage on the supply side through the 2008 recessionary trough, our outlook for 2015 is bullish weighing more on optimistic data trends than on continued negative sentiment proffered from some analyst quarters.

Around the world in 80 (or more) words:

Treating the ten-year US Treasury bond yield as a proxy indicator for that nation's nominal GDP growth, we anticipate United States to grow around 3% next year.[1] While this does not mark a return to the buoyant 90s, it is better than the secular stagnation hypothesized earlier in 2014.[2] With US acting as an engine to spur growth, the world economy should also expand by more than 3%.[3] Stability across the world will be maintained – as sparks without a concomitant fury will characterize both overt (e.g. Russia-West over Ukraine) and covert (e.g. China-Japan over Senkaku) animosities.[4] European stagnation from debt and unemployment will be counterbalanced through quantitative easing by the European Central Bank.[5] Similar action in Japan will display the limits of Abe-nomics.[6] China will prepare for a structural slowdown emphasizing domestic consumption and de-leveraging an over-heated financial sector; all the while growing at a 7% rate that will amaze rivals around the world.[7] Indian reform, even if inadequate, will boost the middle classes and reinforce confidence in the Modi government.[8] African countries will find their commodity boom dissipate and ease of borrowing decline as commodity prices fall and yields rise in the developed world.[9]

Continental tectonics:

a. North America:

Economic benefits arising from the exploitation of shale gas have not only silenced the anti-fracking environmentalists, they have altered the strategic world-view of Washington politicians.[10] As US aims to overtake even Saudi Arabia in oil/NGL production in 2015 (and the Saudis pull out all stops in preventing it by driving crude prices down), it has markedly reduced its role as a global policeman.[11] Its own economy is on the mend even as a lame-duck president will be boggled down with partisan grid-lock. Markets will fret about the mid-year (or earlier?) hike in interest rates; though Main Street - aided by a strong dollar - will likely shrug it off with a continued upward movement across different sectors.[12]

Mexico and Canada will benefit from their tight coupling with the United States.[13] Enrique Pena Nieto will claim credit for reforming the Mexican economy – across sectors as diverse as energy and telecom.[14] Pemex, dear to the Mexicans, will face some competition, though nothing remotely similar to the American acquisition of Tim Hortons – dear to the Canadians – will happen.[15] Up north, the Canadian elections in 2015 will reveal whether the country has reverted to its liberal propensities or sticks with Harper's conservative agenda.[16]

b. Latin and South America:

The outlook is disappointing across much of the region. Run-away inflation hammers Argentina and Venezuela; milder ill-effects bedevil Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay.[17] The Maduro regime in Venezuela and the Kirchner government in Argentina continue to flirt with disaster as their GDP growths slip and mass discontent builds up.[18] Dilma Rousseff has stabilized her position electorally, though her policies continue to disappoint investors and have the potential to reignite sudden protests like the 2013 bus-fare protests.[19] Dependence on commodity exports in a time of declining prices does not portend well for any of the South American states, including Brazil.[20] On a positive note, Cuba – already expected by analysts to grow by close to 4% next year – will see a boost to its fortunes accruing from a thaw in relations with US under Obama.[21]

c. Africa:

African nations had a great run in the past few years. This arose not only from the boom in commodity prices but also from the need for yield amongst DM (developed market) investors resulting in investment in both corporate and public African bonds.[22] In 2015, these factors could dissipate which will place pressure on countries like Angola where household spending has risen more than 4000% since the start of the millennium.[23] Ethiopia and Kenya are expected to continue on a robust growth path.[24] Contradictions abound within Africa, and nowhere are they more visible than in Nigeria. While the northern part struggles under the oppression of Boko Haram, the southern part booms under Goodluck Jonathan's president-ship.[25] In neighboring South Sudan, one is reminded of the risk-reward payoff as the nation widely tipped to experience spectacular growth in 2014, got mired in conflict, with the consequent dissipation of growth potential.[26]

American intervention in Libya undermined the Gaddafi-imposed order and has led to a civil war between the Islamist and secularist factions which will hold back that nation in the coming year.[27] A more benign intervention was that of the French in Mali in 2013; we expect more calls for Hollande's assistance in 2015.[28] El Sisi has stabilized Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood interlude in the post-Mubarak era. Though more brutal than Mubarak, the El Sisi regime is being propped by both the Americans and Saudis, leading us to expect the recent bull run in Egyptian markets to continue.[29] ANC rule in South Africa continues unimpeded. Though atrophied by many scandals, the rule should produce close to 3% growth in the coming year.[30]

d. Middle East:

The region continues to be a cesspool of ethno-sectarian rivalries as the century-old Sykes-Pikot agreement unravels.[31] Recep Erdogan has stabilized Turkey and should reap a growth on par with other emerging economies.[32] Erdogan's external actions driven by AKP's crypto-desire to establish a caliphate will see him prop the Islamic State (IS) just so that it can damage Shia and Kurdish interests; but not enough to threaten his own Sunni hegemonic plans.[33] The Saudi establishment has focused on the removal of the Muslim brotherhood threat; now they will focus on limiting Shia Iranian influence by keeping crude prices low.[34] Western companies made a beeline to Iran in 2014 in hope of an impending thaw; much will depend on the negotiation ability of the Rouhani establishment on the sanction front.[35] Dubai and Israel remain insulated from the turmoil around and could reap the benefit of the uptick in the world economy.[36] The risk of sudden flare-ups like the 2014 Gaza war continue to remain on the Israeli radar.

e. Asia and Australia:

The Asian political scene is remarkably stable with China, Japan and India looking inward to stabilize their economies under the leadership of Xi Jinping, Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi, respectively. Some events have gone unnoticed by world media – for example, China starts the year of the goat as the world's largest economy when measured in PPP terms and for the first time ever, Chinese outbound investments could exceed those inbound.[37] The establishment of China on the world stage has made Xi stronger than any Chinese leader in recent memory bar Chairman Mao himself. The Abe regime will continue on its reformist route of bringing Japan out of the deflationary zone, while winking at nationalist sentiment calling for a re-interpretation of the country's post-war pacifist role.[38] Down south in India, Modi has surprised both supporters and detractors alike by his middle-path approach to reforming the economy and his zealous interest in foreign policy. While reforming cautiously, he has not removed the populist schemes of the previous government. 2015 will see him act unimpeded by local elections (other than in Bihar) and will prove to be a litmus test of his claims of good governance.[39]

Afghanistan under Ashraf Ghani will face more trouble from Taliban as US adopts the Pakistani classification into good versus bad Taliban.[40] In nearby Pakistan, the wildly popular Imran Khan - with some help, perhaps, from the deep state – will challenge the established parties in their home turfs.[41] In Indonesia, Jake Widodo has come to power with Imran Khan-type support amongst the youth, and he will be hard-pressed to implement his reformist agenda – including reducing fuel subsidies – amidst persistent opposition from entrenched interests.[42] ASEAN will continue to slip on its stated intentions for closer cooperation.[43] Australia will try to balance its strategic partnership with the United States with economic dalliances with the Chinese.[44]

f. Europe and Russia:

Vladimir Putin will be emboldened by the short-term rise in domestic popularity; and hence ignore the longer-term implications of his intervention in Ukraine.[45] Tighter coupling with Kazakhstan and Belarus will not prevent what is likely to be a low-growth and high-inflation year for the Russians.[46] Europe as a whole continues to underperform, and it will be most visible in France and Italy both of whom might record less than 1% growth in GDP. With the Trierweller-Gayet saga behind his back, Francois Hollande will attempt to rein in a deficit running at close to 4% of GDP. Even with help from ECB's quantitative easing program, there is little expectation that Hollande can avoid being the most unpopular leader amongst all western democracies.[47] In Italy, high debt and unemployment – exemplified by the statistic of four-fifths of Italians between the ages of 20-31 living with parents – will hamper any efforts Matteo Renzi might take to pull the economy out of its doldrums.[48]

The Greeks might look forward to a better year, especially when juxtaposed against their recent past. On the back of painful reforms, the Greek economy is widely anticipated to commence its long journey back to health, though there might be recurrent political scares and recalcitrant rumors of a Greek exit.[49] The German government will be buffeted by opposing demands – external calls for a more interventionist role in stabilizing the world economy and internal ones for tempering the same. Cautious progress on the fiscal front will lead to modest GDP growth.[50] Ironically, the European nations with best GDP growth projections are also the ones with the highest exposure to Putin's misadventures, viz. Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.[51]

Sectors and segments:

Having dropped significantly in the past few months, the level of oil prices affects the prospects for many industry sectors in 2015.  Oil is typically expected to revert to the mean because a lower oil price has discernible impact on both supply (by discouraging investment in its production and distribution) and demand (by boosting economic activity) sides.[52] The speed of such mean-reversion remains unclear. Russia, Iran and US shale producers (esp. those who are not based at strategic locations) suffer disproportionally more than the Saudi establishment at current price levels.[53] Lower oil prices will provide a fillip to consumer discretionary industries and airlines; and have an adverse impact on railroad (benefiting from oil transportation) and petrochemical companies. The shale gas boom - apart from increasing housing activity - is also the prime driver behind growth in the US steel and construction material sectors; consequently both the steel and construction sectors will remain susceptible to crude movements.[54]

Low interest rates and low macro-growth prospects will induce companies with excess cash to acquire other companies to report earnings growth. That trend will be apparent in companies transacting in sectors as diverse as healthcare, industrials, semiconductors, software and materials.[55] On another side of investment banks, trading desks will see higher market volatility as major powers pursue divergent paths to monetary policy (e.g. US against EU/Japan).[56] In US, regulatory obligations increasing cost of capital for holding certain securities might lead to decreased broker liquidity.[57] 2015 shall see the big banks grapple with the regulations in Basel III and Volcker; one expects regulatory push towards vanilla deposit-taking and lending to continue.[58] Analysts will hope that stronger balance sheets coupled with a return to profitability lead to increased dividend payout for investors in financial stocks. China will seek to tame its overheated financial sector amidst a structural slowdown[59], and India will see RBI governor Raghuram Rajan continue his battle against political interference in corporate lending.[60] Wealth management services will perform remarkably well not only in China, but also to a lesser extent in US as a rising market creates wealth and a retiring baby-boomer crowd seeks to couple low risk with acceptable return.[61] In the arena of mobile payment, Apple Pay will try to avoid the lackluster performance of earlier attempts like Google Wallet.[62]

Lower gasoline prices and an accompanying increase in disposable income (through wealth creation at the markets, increased home values, reduced unemployment and improved economic activity) creates a positive outlook for the consumer discretionary sector. Companies dealing with organic farming benefit from increased health consciousness; the market for yoga will continue to rise as 2014 saw the UN declare a world yoga day on Modi's initiative.[63] Even as DVDs and Blue-rays fall, digital film subscriptions and on-demand internet steaming will rise to please Hollywood.[64] Bollywood will get over its obsession with INR 100 crore revenues as movies will cross that level more frequently.[65]  With supply level of hotels remaining the same as few years back, revenue per room will rise across the sector.[66] Tighter access to credit continues to hamper the rise in existing house sales, which nevertheless should improve over the past year.[67] Asian apparel manufacturers continue to improve their market share in the fast fashion market.[68]  October 2015 will see Europeans benefit from the eCall service in all their new cars, which allows a car to immediately report details to the base-stations on any accident. New carbon-emission standards also come into force in Europe; even elsewhere the move towards higher efficiency in cars will continue.[69] Widodo will be pleased at the growth in automobile sales in Indonesia, which should exceed those of other major markets.[70] Internet advertising is rising faster than television commercials, though 2015 will still see the latter dominate the former in overall revenue generated.[71] Privacy concerns continue to erode on the social media front.[72] The newspaper industry will see increased number of advertorials re-packaged as "native advertising" by which companies will pay for advertisements to be written as paid newspaper article.[73]

In India, the BJP government is yet to clarify its position on foreign direct investment in retail.[74] Irrespective of its final decision, retail sales should surge sharply upward there as the consummation of pent-up demand of past few years couples with the thriving of 'mall culture' in middle-tier cities. China will also see an increase in retail sales inspite of its investigation in to WalMart.[75] The anti-corruption campaign though will negatively impact luxury good sales as well as those of higher-end automobiles there[76]. A strong dollar will affect US companies with significant operations abroad. Wheat production might match 2014 record volumes in Europe[77]; though more newsprint will probably be devoted to higher prices of cocoa from Ivory Coast.[78] Idiosyncrasies of local markets will shine as Dubai invests in large-scale brick and mortal malls, while Manhattan gets more of its groceries delivered at home steps.[79]

Demand for energy should rise at the same pace as the world GDP next year. Analysts will point at attractive valuations of oil companies.[80] If shale price remains attractive, Sabine Pass in Louisiana will emerge as the first plant in US to export LNG.[81] Four years after the Fukushima incident, Japan will see nuclear reactors back in operation at Sendai.[82]

2014 saw the denizens of the developed world fret about Ebola, breast cancer (through a campaign by actor Angelina Jolie) and ALS (through the ice bucket challenge).[83] Overall, health spending will comfortably outpace the rate of growth of the overall economy. Long-term secular trends driving this are the aging population in the western world (with the population pyramid replaced by a population dome) and an emerging middle class elsewhere with increasing demand for improved access to healthcare.[84] Universal healthcare has been promised for all in India, which should drive up healthcare expenditure by a significant amount there.[85] In 2015, large US companies are mandated under Obama-care to provide insurance to more than 70% of their eligible workforce.[86] Uncertainty on US healthcare reform and debate thereon may cause short-term price volatility. Millennial Development Goals will reviewed by the UN later in the year with a new set of goalposts announced for countries to be met by 2030; different NGOs will campaign vigorously through media to get their pet agendas included in the final list.[87]

Transportation companies will report higher earnings from increased economic activity.[88] Apart from some airlines which have suffered reputation damage through recurring accidents, airline companies will benefit from the reduced oil prices. Defense industry will see robust growth in China, as "Chi-America" remains no more a chimera.[89] Alarmed by this increase, Vietnam with Philippines will move within the US ambit and Australia will seek to join the tripartite naval exercises in the Indian Ocean between US, Japan and India.[90] Tensions in Eastern Europe and the middle-east will favor increases in expenditure across the region. The nationalist government in India will increase defense expenditure sharply even as it moves beyond lip-service on the long-standing issue of indigenization of defense manufacturing.[91]

The mantra of social-local-mobile (SoLoMo in tech jargon) continues to drive the consumer markets division of information technology companies.[92] Expenditure on IT hardware is significantly retarded by the increasing move to cloud computing.[93] The move to cloud computing - along with increasing use of mobile commerce - bodes well for the computer security business.[94] India should see a sharp increase in smart phone adoption; elsewhere tablet computers will rise against laptop and desktops.[95] Embedded systems coupled with rudimentary networking will be marketed as an all-encompassing internet of things as the era of big data continues.[96]  Today, a single family in US places more demands on data flow than the entire planet did a decade back; and even this data rate is expected to increase by a whopping 70% over the next year. Consolidation in the cable sector (e.g Comcast with Time Warner Cable) and the convergence of content with distribution (e.g. AT&T with DirectTV) are two trends that should continue on from 2014.[97] Even as Indians will talk about 3G coverage spanning the nation; Americans will tweet about 4G price warfare and the Chinese will see ZTE unveil a 5G prototype.[98] Facebook will have more users than China has human beings.[99] Analysts will harp about impact of interest-rate hikes on high dividend paying telecom stocks.[100] Apart from the financial industry, telecom will emerge as an industry most impacted by federal regulation across the globe.

The anthropologist Edward Weyer once compared the future to being akin to a "corridor into which we can see only through the light coming from behind".  It is in that sense that we have analyzed the data of the bygone year and tried to extrapolate into the days and months ahead. And when some are falsified - and falsified, some will be - then we shall lay credit for the same at the feet of those responsible - viz. us, the people.

[The authors are based in New York City, and can be contacted through email at tkrajesh@gmail.com and srivi019@gmail.com. The views represented above are personal and do not in any manner reflect those of the institutions affiliated with the authors.]

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[1] See the graph titled "10 year bond yield: annual change and real GDP: annual % change" at http://www.swcollege.com/bef/econ_data/bond_yield/bond_yield_data.html.

[2] "Secular stagnation: facts, causes and cures", a VoxEU eBook at  http://www.voxeu.org/sites/default/files/Vox_secular_stagnation.pdf.

[4] A brief historical perspective on the Russia-Ukraine conflict is at http://www.summer.harvard.edu/blog-news-events/conflict-ukraine-historical-perspective.

The Economist magazine summarizes the debate over Senkaku islands at http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/12/economist-explains-1.

[5] “The ECB, demigods and eurozone quantitative easing” at http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c90dd466-7bb4-11e4-a695-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3NIKpG2Fx.

[6] “Bank of Japan announces more quantitative easing: the next chapter in Abenomics” at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonhartley/2014/11/02/bank-of-japan-announces-more-quantitative-easing-the-next-chapter-in-abenomics/.

[7] “World Bank urges China to cut economic growth target to seven percent in 2015, focus on reforms” at http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/29/us-china-worldbank-idUSKBN0II05P20141029.

[8] “Reforms by PM Narendra Modi will help India to grow 5.5% this year, 6.3% next year: ADB” at http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-12-17/news/57154602_1_cent-the-adb-growth-forecast.

[10] “The experts: how the US oil boom will change the markets and geopolitics”, http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324105204578382690249436084

[13] “Economic growth patterns in USA, Canada, Mexico and China” at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dominik-knoll/economic-growth-patterns-_b_5832182.html.

[14] “Mexican president Pena Nieto's ratings slip with economic reform” at http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/08/26/mexican-president-pena-nietos-ratings-slip-with-economic-reform/.

[17] “Andres Oppenheimer: Latin America's forecast for 2015: not good” at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andres-oppenheimer/article2503660.html.

[18] “Maduro blames plunging oil prices on US war vs Russia, Venezuela” at http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/30/us-venezuela-oil-idUSKBN0K802020141230 and “What's in store for post-Kirchner Argentina” at http://globalriskinsights.com/2014/12/whats-store-post-kirchner-argentina/

[19] “Brazil economists cut 2015 growth forecast to slowest on record” at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-11/brazil-economists-cut-2015-growth-forecast-to-slowest-on-record.html

[20] “Economic snapshot for Latin America” at http://www.focus-economics.com/regions/latin-america.

[21] “Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico business forecast report Q1 2015” at http://www.marketresearch.com/Business-Monitor-International-v304/Cuba-Dominican-Republic-Puerto-Rico-8538079/ and “Obama's Cuba move is Florida's top story for 2014” at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/29/obamas-cuba-move-is-floridas-top-story-of-2014/.

[24] “Ethiopia overview” at  http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/ethiopia/overview and “Kenya overview” at http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/kenya/overview.

[26] “Internal violence in South Sudan” at http://www.cfr.org/global/global-conflict-tracker/p32137#!/?marker=33.

[27] “Political instability in Libya” at http://www.cfr.org/global/global-conflict-tracker/p32137#!/?marker=14.

[28] “The regional impact of the armed conflict and French intervention in Mali” at http://www.peacebuilding.no/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/f18726c3338e39049bd4d554d4a22c36.pdf.

[29] “EGX head optimistic on equities as Egyptian economy recovers” at http://www.thenational.ae/business/markets/egx-head-optimistic-on-equities-as-egyptian-economy-recovers.

[30] “Economy - outlook for 2015 dismal, despite boost” at http://mg.co.za/article/2014-11-25-economy-outlook-for-2015-not-encouraging-despite-boost.

[31] “Pre-state Israel: The Sykes-Picot agreement” at http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/sykes_pico.html.

[32] “Turkey - economic forecast summary (Nov 2014)” at http://www.oecd.org/economy/turkey-economic-forecast-summary.htm.

[34] “Saudi-Iranian relations since the fall of Saddam” at http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG840.html.

[36] “Dubai 2015 cross sector business outlook extremely bullish” at http://ameinfo.com/blog/mentors/c/capital-club/dubai-2015-cross-sector-business-outlook-extremely-bullish/ and “Israel - economic forecast summary (Nov 2014)” at http://www.oecd.org/economy/israel-economic-forecast-summary.htm.

[37] “China's leap forward: overtaking the US as world's biggest economy” at http://blogs.ft.com/ftdata/2014/10/08/chinas-leap-forward-overtaking-the-us-as-worlds-biggest-economy/.

[38] “Understanding Shinzo Abe and Japanese nationalism” at http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/05/26/understanding-shinzo-abe-and-japanese-nationalism/.

[39] Book: “Getting India back on track: an action agenda for reform” edited by B. Debroy, A. J. Tellis and R. Trevor.

[40] “US may not target Mullah Omar after this year" at http://www.dawn.com/news/1152382.

[41] “The rise and rise of Kaptaan” at http://tribune.com.pk/story/800722/the-rise-and-rise-of-kaptaan/.

[42] “Widodo launches reform agenda with fuel price hike” at http://www.focus-economics.com/news/indonesia/fiscal/widodo-launches-reform-agenda-fuel-price-hike.

[43] “ASEAN's elusive integration” at http://opinion.inquirer.net/74164/aseans-elusive-integration.

[46] “Russia's economics ministry downgrades 2015 oil price forecast to $80 per barrel” at http://itar-tass.com/en/economy/764662.

[47] “Hollande popularity plumbs new low in mid-term French poll” at http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/06/us-france-hollande-idUSKBN0IQ14R20141106.

          Acceleration Radio on KGRA – LIVE TONIGHT!        
L. A. is live tonight 9pm EST – 6pm PST. Talking points from the last two days of blogs about the DEEP STATE! The Coming war with North Korea http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/08/08/u-s-japanese-analysts-agree-north-korea-developed-nuclear-missile-warheads/ The Stock Market – A Ticking Time Bomb Fatima Film Update. What happened to us when we got there. Prophecy of Earthquakes in diverse places. UFO … Continue reading Acceleration Radio on KGRA – LIVE TONIGHT!
          The Deep State – The Shadow Government!        
Exposed: Robert Mueller is a deep state operative sent to take out President Trump https://www.intellihub.com/exposed-robert-mueller-is-a-deep-state-operative-sent-to-take-out-president-trump/ Commentary & Analysis by L. A. Marzulli The Deep State is the hidden entity that has controlled our country since JFK was gunned down in Dallas decades ago. I’ve said this many times on radio appearances, conferences and on this … Continue reading The Deep State – The Shadow Government!
          The sinister implication of that Breitbart article that everyone is mocking        


Sarah Wasko / Media Matters

In an article published this afternoon, Breitbart.com Washington political editor Matt Boyle criticizes a New York Times reporter for “soliciting government employees to become leakers” under the hysterical headline “Exclusive -- Deep state teams with fake news: Email evidence proves New York Times soliciting anti-Trump bureaucracy leakers.” Journalists and media critics -- myself included -- who understand that that particular activity is central to reporting were quick to mock Boyle as a fool. And that very well may be the case. But after reading the piece in full, I think there’s something deeper and more sinister afoot.

If you started reading the piece and didn’t make it past the ridiculous headline and lede, I can’t blame you. The “revelation” Boyle claims to have uncovered in an email from Times environment reporter Coral Davenport and John O’Grady, the president of a union that represents Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers, appears to be a fairly standard inquiry seeking to confirm critical stories she had heard about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt with “first-hand or eyewitness accounts” from EPA workers. As a Times spokesperson told the right-wing outlet, Davenport’s “email demonstrates the process of reporting and gathering facts.” It is Breitbart’s effort to turn such run-of-the-mill communications into a scandal that has drawn so much scorn.

But those who made it all the way to the end of Boyle’s sprawling, dramatically overwritten 1,600-plus-word piece found what I think may be the real reason Breitbart published this story. O’Grady forwarded Davenport’s email to nearly three dozen EPA employees, telling them what types of stories Davenport was looking to confirm and to “Please feel free to contact Coral directly.” Boyle published the names of all 34 employees. In so doing, Breitbart is serving as the Trump administration's pawn, giving it a roadmap it can use to ferret out potential leakers.

President Donald Trump has spent much of his first 200 days in office working himself into a lather about leaks to the press from the White House. Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to prosecute those who leak classified information and even to subpoena reporters who publish those leaks, after receiving a steady stream of criticism from the president demanding such investigations. During his brief tenure as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci promised to fire White House leakers.

But leaks have also bedeviled the EPA since Pruitt, a climate change denier and close ally of the fossil fuel industry, took the helm. It’s likely no coincidence that Breitbart’s article comes the day after the Times published a draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies which “concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now,” contradicting Trump and Pruitt. According to the Times, the report was leaked because scientists fear Trump will bury it.

Political appointees at the EPA now have a list of 34 potential whistleblowers, individuals the head of the EPA’s union thought might be willing to confirm negative information about the organization’s chief. They will be internally investigated at best, and indiscriminately punished at worst. They may find themselves reassigned off their current projects, or cut out of important meetings and decisions. A Breitbart story posing as an attack on a Times journalist instead functions as a tool to bolster an internal administration mole hunt.

Most journalists would likely view enabling an administration’s anti-leak effort as abhorrent behavior. But not Boyle and his Breitbart crew. Boyle is an administration toady, a longtime Trump sycophant who has always been eager to try to torpedo more critical journalists on Trump’s behalf. Formerly run by Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, Breitbart is institutionally more interested in protecting the Trump administration from criticism and lashing out at unfavored White House factions than providing legitimate reporting.

Breitbart has regularly cheered on the White House’s efforts to curtail leaks and lashed out at critical leakers and the outlets that publish them. But the latest article takes the right-wing outlets’ typical pro-Trump propaganda to a new level, with Breitbart effectively serving as an arm of the administration, helping its communications team smoke out whistleblowers.

A few weeks ago, Scaramucci and Boyle joked about the Breitbart editor joining the White House communications staff. But no need: Boyle is more than willing to do the administration’s dirty work without being put on its payroll.


          Russia-linked bots are promoting the ouster of national security adviser McMaster         

Russian-affiliated bots have been tweeting articles -- including one recently published on Breitbart.com -- attacking national security adviser H.R. McMaster and pushing the hashtag #FireMcMaster on Twitter, according to the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD).  

Multiple outlets have noted that far-right media, Twitter trolls, and fake news purveyors have targeted McMaster for what they consider his betrayal of President Donald Trump’s agenda. As their list of grievances has grown and as McMaster has been labeled a “traitor,” a “Deep State Plant,” and “an Islamist-sympathizer and a globalist,” the hashtag “#FireMcMaster” has gained traction on Twitter. But, crucially, another part of the pro-Trump ecosystem is also partially responsible for the seeming popularity of the anti-McMaster social media crusade; according to ASD, which tracks 600 Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations, Russian bots and trolls have promoted articles smearing the U.S. national security adviser and calling for his ouster.

These Russian-affiliated bots have also promoted at least one attack on those reporting on the social media campaign to oust McMaster. After Media Matters documented the pro-Trump ecosystem’s efforts to target McMaster for allowing former national security adviser Susan Rice to keep her security clearance (a common practice), Breitbart seemed to suggest a connection between McMaster and liberal entities. Breitbart was previously run by McMaster foe and current White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and has previously written negatively about McMaster. According to ASD’s tracker tool, the recent Breitbart article was pushed by Russian-connected bots.


          US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment        

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.


          GREAT NEWS!! The Deep State is in Deep ‘Doo Doo’ After One of Their Own Caves Under Oath [VIDEO]        

I present to you: the smoking gun. Disgraced and corrupt former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath on May 3rd that the Trump administration had not, and had NEVER, pressured his agency to halt any investigation for political purposes. According To GotNews: Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the […]

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          Collapse of the Rajapaksa Regime        
| by Laksiri Fernando 

( January 21, 2015, Sydney, Sri Lanka Guardian) If there is any overall lesson from the Rajapaksa collapse, that is ‘not to abuse power or position.’ Although this lesson is loud and clear for anyone in politics, it is difficult to believe that they would readily follow, unless strict rules are in place. That is unfortunately the present nature of politics and power. What is reassuring is the promise, in the 100 Days Diary, to introduce a ‘Code of Conduct for All People’s Representatives.’ The date given for its introduction is 22 January. Even with some delay, if this is introduced, it would be immensely useful for good governance in the country. 

Two matters highlighted in this article pertain to the electorate/elections in the South. Although it might be unlikely that the ‘ghost voters’ would play a major role in the next election under the new government, in principle it is necessary to scrutinize or clean the electoral lists for the sake of good democracy and good governance. This might be one task for an Independent Election Commission appointed hopefully soon.
There are some rules already in our statute books which are breached than followed. For example, the declaration of assets and liabilities is a must not only for political representatives but also for certain categories of public servants and others (newspaper editors) since 1975. But this has hardly been the practice. Even when the assets are declared, there is no proper mechanism to verify them. Most of the declarations are supposed to be bogus. 

The proposed code of conduct is looser than statutes. Therefore, when the ‘Code of Conduct’ is introduced, there should be a proper mechanism to monitor and implement the provisions. 

The Sandcastle 

After the elections, Rajapaksa regime soon collapsed like a sandcastle. Although there was an attempt (midnight coup) to hold on to power, that didn’t fortunately materialize. It revealed its artificial nature. It was so powerful, yet fragile. Only a small wave of democracy demolished it. That wave was hard to come by because of some barriers both of structural and ideological nature ingrained particularly in the South. In this respect, this time, the minority communities did play a positive role, helping in overcoming the barriers. That should be frankly acknowledged and acted upon. 

Where did we have the almighty Hero this time? In the South. Almighty Hero was already gone in the North in Nandikadal. That was five years ago. 

One of my former colleagues, Prof. M. O. A. De Soyza (University of Peradeniya) has vividly revealed the constructed image of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the following manner, writing to the Sunday Divaina recently (18 January 20105). That is the best description I have seen so far. 

“Until around 2010, people considered him to be a devoted political leader who looked after their welfare. He was especially revered for defeating LTTE terrorism. However, thereafter, he was transformed into a different persona or a God King. It was the media and those stooges who surrounded him that constructed the transformation. Many songs were sung, calling him a Great King (Maha Rajanani). Security forces protected him, caging him in a surreal world. Many artists joined the fray. Even some found his ancestral connections to Lord Buddha! He was praised as ‘this root’ or ‘that root leader’ (moola nayake). All these nonsense seeped into his mind. He was elated. He was converted into a different personality. 

Astrologers, newspaper editors and some Buddhist monks who were watching this transformation (vipariyasaya) started to say that he should rule the country for 50 more years. They opined that only Rajapaksas should rule.”

Soyza further argued that Rajapaksa’s bid for the Third Term (2015) was to keep the Presidency until Namal Rajapaksa becomes qualified at the age of 35 in 2021. That was well known. It is no surprise that Namal defended the ‘dynastic rule’ of Rajapaksas giving an interview to the NDTV on 17th January. 

It was this dynastic project that became demolished on the 8th of January, so peacefully and constructively. It should not be allowed to come back. However, in preventing a resurrection of the Rajapaksa ghost, no one should take the law into one’s own hands or indulge in dirty tactics that the Rajapaksas used to indulge in dealing with their opponents. 

In this respect, it is disturbing to note yesterday’s reported police raid on Rajapaksas’ Carlton Residence in Tangalle in search of a Lamborghini sports car. Lamborghini is not the major issue in Rajapaksa atrocities. Even a car was not found. The police or the Magistrate should have used more discretion before acting upon unsubstantiated information. These kind of actions could easily be called political harassment which could create unnecessary sympathy for the ousted regime. 

Although, Rajapaksa was defeated convincingly, there are people who still argue that he won the ‘majority of the majority’ in the South. The argument is based on partial reading of the election results. There were undoubtedly constructed barriers, some structural and others ideological, to prevent the sandcastle being swept away by the democratic waves. Let me give two examples. 

‘Ghost Voters’ 

When Mahinda Rajapaksa ostensibly won 10 electoral districts in the South, these were not merely on the strength of people’s mandate. For a long time, the SLFP organizers were manipulating the electoral registers, to my information and knowledge, through their appointed Grama Niladari’s and other functionaries. Although Maithripala Sirisena was the General Secretary of the party, Basil Rajapaksa was the National Organizer. Namal Rajapaksa has been intervening in the process in the recent period with his Nil Balakaya. I have dealt with this matter with detailed figures previously in “A Critical View on Some Election Figures” (Sri Lanka Guardian, 15 January 2015). 

First there are questions about the electoral lists. It is difficult to believe that all 73 percent registered voters were genuine when over 26 percent of the population are under 14 years of age. This is without counting the ages of 15, 16 and 17. There are serious suspicions about ‘ghost voters.’ It is possible that names of migrant workers were included in the registers. It is also possible that the underage were registered through the Nil Balakaya. The critics have talked lot about the ‘Deep State.’ It is difficult to imagine that the ‘deep state’ was just sleeping during the Election Day. 

Rajapaksa won higher majorities in districts where voter turnouts were around 83 percent. That is too farfetched to my opinion. Many people who were soft on Rajapaksas previously now admit the prevalence of corruption, misuse of power and political manipulation of the regime. But these would not have happened in abstract. Were they not happening during the election? It is difficult to believe that the regime didn’t have any plans for influencing the voter outcome through direct intervention on the Election Day or voting. Because the retention of power was the most important for them. Having realized that their popularity was waning at the provincial council elections they must have intensified their efforts during the presidential elections. The local organizers, particularly at the divisional levels (old electorates), were most interested in these manipulations because they have to show positive results to the party hierarchy for their own benefit. 

It has been my count that at least 5 percent of votes were manipulated on the Election Day where the SLFP and the Nil Balakayas had their strongholds. If not for these manipulations, the districts of Anuradhapura, Kalutara, Kegalle and Kurunegala could have been won over by Maithripala Sirisena in addition to the 12 districts that he won at the elections. Therefore, the so-called winning of the ‘majority of the majority’ is tainted by possible election manipulations and malpractices. 

I am saying this not only to discount the argument about the ‘majority of the majority’ which is particularly aimed at sowing ethnic distrust, fear and antagonism between communities. Most importantly, the existence of distorted voter registration lists or possible ‘ghost voters’ have a considerable impact in tainting the democratic process through a distorted election process. 

Chauvinist Ideology 

More than the ‘ghost voters’ and possible distorted voter lists, Rajapaksa regime’s grip on the Southern voters had been based on chauvinist ideology propagated by the regime, the media and several of organizations (BBS in particular) through their networks and activities. Even after the collapse of the regime, and immediately thereafter, there were efforts to spread rumors and create dissent in the country perhaps with the hope that the regime could come back on the basis of military backing. The resurrection of separatism was the intended excuse to be given. Some people were even arrested in this connection. 

Two of the main rumors were that ‘the LTTE flag has been hosted in Jaffna’ and ‘stones were thrown at army barracks and/or army personnel in the Northern Province.’ 

During the campaign, it was propagated that a vote for Sirisena is a vote for separatism. To substantiate this claim, there was a fabricated MOU presented by the former UNP General Secretary, Tissa Attanayake, who previously defected to the Rajapaksa regime. Now he has fled to Singapore. It was irrespective of this vicious campaign that large numbers of people voted for the Swan, the election symbol of Sirisena. The opposition was branded as a tool of an ‘international conspiracy.’ This international conspiracy theory was linked up to the ‘international inquiry on war crimes’ and extremist propaganda by certain sections of the Tamil Diaspora. Mahinda Rajapaksa emotionally vouched that he is ready to go to the ‘Gas Chamber.’ The propaganda was so cheap. 

Without going into further details, there is no question that there are deep seated ‘fears and antagonisms’ among all communities, apart from real issues, that opportunist political leaders try to utilize particularly at election times. On the Tamil side, there were efforts to ask the voters to boycott the elections saying that no good would come out of any Sinhalese leader and ‘national issues are not Tamil issues.’ The TNA successfully managed to counter these arguments, and the Tamil voters overwhelmingly participated in the national elections. 

The election was a victory for the moderates of all communities, the Sinhalese, the Tamils and the Muslims. Let me conclude keeping this article within a readable length for the general and the busy reader. 

Conclusion

The victory for moderation is not a reason for complacency or to emulate the old habits of the defeated regime. Any victory could be temporary unless permanent measures are taken. No government should last for more than it is necessary. However, there is a mission for the new government (I would not call it a regime) to pursue and fulfill. No change is pure. The old habits, attitudes and practices might surface unless conscious efforts are taken to overcome them. Old habits die hard! The most important task might be to prevent the Rajapaksa regime coming back in the immediate future and that means at the next parliamentary elections. 

Two matters highlighted in this article pertain to the electorate/elections in the South. Although it might be unlikely that the ‘ghost voters’ would play a major role in the next election under the new government, in principle it is necessary to scrutinize or clean the electoral lists for the sake of good democracy and good governance. This might be one task for an Independent Election Commission appointed hopefully soon. 

Most important and priority might be to dispel the fears, suspicions and chauvinist feelings among the electorates both in the South and the North. This is a task both for the government and the civil society. This also means moving towards reconciliation keeping in mind that there can be backlashes particularly in the South. There should be an ‘ideological’ effort to dispel fears. Mildly put, the effort should be educational not only for the people, but also for the Media, the police, administrative officers and the military. School teachers could play a major role, if those educators are properly educated! Given the restrictions on time, space and finances for ‘grand seminars’ of the old type, the best means would be to utilize the radio, TV, social media and simply written material (pamphlets and leaflets) for an effective campaign of education for ethnic, religious and social reconciliation in the country. In addition to ethnic type conflicts, it is clear that there are so many other conflicts in society and politics that need to be addressed, reconciled and harmonized. One breeds the other.

          The Russians Are Coming        

There was a package addressed to me on our front porch the other day. This is not an uncommon occurance at our house in this, the age of Amazon. I've even been surprised by something I ordered and forgot about — perhaps after a couple of cocktails. Like 12 pounds of Benton's bacon, or that $14 Larry Dahlberg bass fly that appeared one day. And we shall never speak again of the blue folding deck chair.

So, anyway, I opened the package, not sure what to expect, and found a DVD (so practical!) of the old movie The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. I was momentarily puzzled, but then I realized it had to have come from my Trump-loving Arkansas friend, Maurice Lipsey. The note inside confirmed it — something along the lines of, "nothing new to see here."

Maurice, a former Memphian, sent me a big safety pin after Trump won last November, and urged me to find a "safe space." And he's sent a couple other gag gifts in recent months, all poking fun at my misery and frustration with the idiot currently serving as our president.

On Maurice's birthday, I sent him a video of a woman singing "Happy Birthday" in Russian.

But, unlike his hero, Maurice isn't an idiot. He's truly a great guy, even if his politics aren't, in my opinion. I've known him for 12 years or so, ever since I started going over to fly-fish at his place, Fat Possum Hollow, on the Little Red River. Maurice has built a dozen or so nice cabins on the stream, practically in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain. I go for a long weekend every couple months or so. It's my happy place.

After a day on the stream, most of the visitors end up in Maurice's "bar" in his barn, drinking beverages and talking fishing, Grizzlies, Tigers, Memphis, Razorbacks, and who knows what else. It's a nice way to wind down in a place where you don't have to drive home — and Maurice has a great jukebox. If it gets down to the two of us, late of an evening, we might venture into politics, where we will cordially but vociferously disagree on just about everything.

But that's the thing — we're cordial. I recognize that he's a sentient American with the right to hold whatever (misguided) political views he wants to. He treats me the same. Yes, we make fun of each other's politics, but we don't call each other names, and we end the evening with a hug, as friendly as when we started. We need more of that kind of interaction in this country. Maybe somebody somewhere will even change somebody else's mind.

Through talking with Maurice and a couple of other friends, I sort of get how some folks can find Trump appealing. They believe — as Trump, his allies and supporters, and the official state media (Fox News) would have us believe — that the Russia stuff is all made up, just sour grapes; that the Fake News media and the Deep State and Hillary Clinton are conspiring to bring down a great American president. Lots of people buy into that narrative and believe it with all their heart. To which I say, "Really?"

I believe, on the other hand, that the autocratic, strong-man cult that is being promulgated by Mr. Trump will eventually be brought down by the rule of law and the investigation of multiple nefarious Russian political and business connections. I believe Jared Kushner was in on this up to his little eyeballs, as were Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr., Carter Page, Mike Flynn, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, all of whom have publicly and repeatedly lied about their meetings and interactions with Russians. Innocent people don't do that.

And I believe Trump is trying to "bad vibe" and insult Sessions into quitting, so he can name a loyalist toady to that supposedly independent position — a loyalist who will fire special counsel Robert Mueller. I believe we are headed for a Constitutional crisis in the coming months, as all this shakes down.

But no, I don't believe the Russians are coming. I believe they're already here.


          Fake News Uses You        

I haven't been writing about President Trump lately. One reason I haven't is that you can read all you want to read about Trump, anytime you want to. In fact, you could easily spend all your waking hours reading about Donald Trump. The other reason is that when I write about Trump on Tuesday afternoon, my column is often old news by Wednesday noon, especially if the president is watching morning television and tweeting, which appears to rival golf as his favorite activity.

This morning, for example, Trump tweeted: "Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH."

I suspect the only reason Trump didn't add Reuters, AP, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Guardian, NPR, PBS, and other major news outlets to that list is that Twitter limits him to 140 characters.

In the face of increasing pressure from the multiple investigations into his campaign's connections to the Russian hacking of the presidential election, and — quite naturally — the increasing number of stories on those investigations, Trump is left with one option: Convince the American people that every news outlet is "fake," except the few who will support him, no matter what he does.

Part of this effort is the creation of his own fake news operation, which now includes 15 million fake Twitter followers, most of which are "bots" with no followers and no personal identification. But he also has many "followers" such as "Hispanics for Trump" and "Italian-Americans for Trump," bogus accounts created by hackers who retweet Trump and defend him on comment sites and help spread false news stories.

I can't recommend strongly enough that you read a post that circulated this week called "How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans." It's staggering how we're being played. One example cited occurred on May 15th, when Trump met with Russian officials in the White House and leaked classified intel to them. The mainstream media ran story after story about the incident. Then, oddly enough, the next day, May 16th, on right-wing media sites, a flood of stories appeared about the time President Obama leaked classified intel about the bin Laden raid that "got people killed." Don't remember that? That's because it didn't happen. Yet, if you googled "Obama collusion bin Laden" on May 16th, six years after bin Laden was taken out, the first four pages of Google listed stories about the mythical incident.

That's fake news, folks. And it's a weapon being used by the Russians and by Trump's newly reactivated "war room." It's why Trump suddenly has millions more "followers" than he had two weeks ago. They are cyber soldiers whose mission is to spread disinformation and confuse the American public — to provide ammunition for your (often unwitting) Trump-loving friends in the war for American hearts and minds.

None of this is normal. All of this should be terrifying. The very institutions our republic is based on — the free press, the judiciary, our intelligence and law enforcement services — are all under assault from this president. The mainstream press is "fake news." The judicial system is full of biased, crackpot judges. The CIA, FBI, NSA, and other intelligence and law-enforcement organizations are now the "deep state," whose only mission is to bring down our fearless and flawless leader.

People, this is not normal. This is not who we are. This administration has no coherent policies on the environment or trade or foreign relations or NATO or health-care or the budget. As hurricane season approaches, we have no FEMA director. Hundreds of posts in the state department, justice department, and other critical agencies have gone unfilled while the president blathers and lies and tweets and golfs. He is unstable. He has made us the laughingstock of the free world. He needs to go, and soon, before he takes the country down with him. He is falling apart in front of our eyes.

This week, former FBI director James Comey testifies before Congress. If his testimony, as is expected, provides further evidence of obstruction of justice, it will likely ratchet up the pressure on this president and begin a process that could lead to Trump's impeachment. It can't happen soon enough.


          Mueller’s Gang of Legal Quislings        
What you are witnessing is a Deep State execution of constitutional government by the esquire class of statist lawyers. The definition of a quisling is “a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country.” Is there a better description of Robert Mueller’s posse of committed partisan, who are determined to be a lynch […]
          Peace Revolution episode 092: The National Security Coup / From Barry Seal to 9-11        
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Peace Revolution episode 092: The National Security Coup / From Barry Seal to 9-11

 

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Reference Map to episode 092: THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUP / From Barry Seal to 9-11

 

  1. (0min-1min) Reagan asks someone special to join him
  2. (1m-2m) Behind Iran Contra- man on the street
  3. (1m-2m) CIA deals Drugs – Secret Heartbeat of America
  4. (2m-3m) CIA are Drug Smugglers – DEA Director
  5. (3m-4m) Drug smuggling started in Vietnam – Peter Dale Scott from Behind Iran Contra
  6. (4m-5m) Drugs coming in at alarming rates – Reagan
  7. (5m-6m) Clinton, Mena, Barry Seal – Mena
  8. (6m-7m) “fall to communism” argument for Vietnam, et al
  9. (7m-9m) Inside the DEA Drug Sting that blew the lid off of CIA drug trafficking –Mike Levine

10.  (9m-10m) Accomplished with your help - Reagan

11.  (10m-11m) Behind Iran Contra - Coup

12.  (10m-11m) Nancy Reagan – Just Say No

13.  (11m-12m) Congressmen get Canned – Behind Iran Contra

14.  (11m-12m) Fired Covert Operators yield Bush/Reagan

15.  (12m-14m) Iran Contra October Surprise with Barbara Honegger

16.  (14m-15m)  Bush Clinton Mena – Secret Heartbeat of America

17.  (15m-19m) Is the CIA involved in Drug Tafficking? – Ron Paul

18.  (19m-24m) CIA Guns and Iran Contra – Marshall Thomas

19.  (24m-25m) Fawn Hall and Why Iran

20.  (25m-26m) Reagan Lies – Behind Iran Contra

21.  (26m-28m) Barry Seal – In Search of American Drug Lords

22.  (28m-30m) Barry Seal setup by Govt – Dave Emory 1987

23.  (30m-31m) Clinton Questioned – Mena Connection

24.  (31m-33m) Time Magazine Cover up – Mena Connection

25.  (33m-34m) Arkansas parts for Contra Weapons – Mena Connection

26.  (34m-36m) Seal Photographic Memory – Dave Emory 1987

27.  (36m-37m) Drugs for Arms via DEA w/ John Kerry – Mena Connection

28.  (36m-37m)Pirates – Behind Iran Contra

29.  (37m-38m) TAI PAN OPIUM WARS and HONG KONG

30.  (38m-40m) SEAL OSWALD DRUGS ARMS – Emory 503b

31.  (40m-42m) CIA Opium Cold War – McCoy

32.  (42m-43m) Doing something about drugs – Reagan

33.  (43m-44m) Barry Flew Plane out of Dallas 11-22-63 – Dave Emory 503a

34.  (43m-44m) Barry Seal’s plane N-Numbers changed – similar to 9-11 Venice Airport – Mena

35.  (44m-45m) SEAL MENA

36.  (45m-46m) Crack Cocaine

37.  (46m-47m) Aircraft Modifications – Mena

38.  (47m-48m) Seal MLK airstrip building – Dave Emory 503b

39.  (47m-48m) Secret Airstrip training – Mena

40.  (48m-50m) Oliver North Barry Seal – Dave Emory 2005

41.  (50m-52m) continuity of Govt. Oliver North

42.  (52m-52m) SEAL WORKED FOR BUSH – WHISTLEBLOWER DEAD- Emory 2005 f503a

43.  (52m-53m) Nancy Reagan – No Moral Middle Ground

44.  (53m-55m)Immortal Technique Peruvian Cocaine / Scarface

45.  (55m-56m) Behind Iran Contra – Deny Covert Operation

46.  (56m-59m) Peter Brewton – Origins of Iran Contra in S&L

47.  (59m-1h) Abuse of Power Montage – Behind Iran Contra

48.  (1h-1h2m) man on the street thinks it will continue – Behind Iran Contra

49.  (1h2m-1h3m) July 2000 Opium Ban - McCoy

50.  (1h3m-1h4m) Atta in Venice – Welcome to Terrorland

51.  (1h4m-1h5m) SEAL BEN VENISTE – Dave Emory

52.  (1h5m-1h6m) terrorists returned cars – Welcome to Terrorland

53.  (1h6m-1h7m) Dekkers FBI Cargo Plane

54.  (1h7m-1h10m) Magic Dutch Boy Theory – Welcome to Terrorland

55.  (1h10m-1h12m) CIA agent Tosh Plumlee says National Security Coup de Tat has occurred

56.  (1h12m-1h16m) CIA Agent says War is Eugenics and Drug War is fake – Robert Steele

57.  (1h16m- 1h17m) The American People have the Right to Know – Dirty Secrets CIA Drugs

58.  (1h17m-1h51m) Richards Introductory Monologue

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59.  (1h51m-3h) Iran Contra and the Deep State- Richard Grove with Tim Kelly on “Our Interesting Times”

60.  (3h-4h47m) The Mafia, the CIA, and George Bush – Peter Brewton

61.  (4h47m-5h39m) In Search of American Druglords – Daniel Hopsicker (JFK to Barry Seal)

62.  (5h39m-6h20m) Barry Seal’s Setup – Dave Emory 1987

63.  (6h20m-6h44m) The Dirty Secrets and History of the CIA, Drugs, Finance, and Contras by Robert Parry

64.  (6h44m-7h35m) The CIA and the Death of Barry Seal – Dave Emory 2005

65.  (7h35m-8h44m) Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair

66.  (8h44m-11h2m) The Mena Connection - Exposing the CIA, Bush, Clinton, and Iran Contra Drug Running

67.  (11h2m-12h42m) Clinton Chronicles

68.  (12h42m-13h36m) James Corbett’s “Requiem for the Suicided: Vince Foster

69.  (13h36m-14h33m) Compromised: Drugs, Clinton, Bush and the CIA  -Terry Reed with Jeff Steinberg

70.  (14h33m-16h13m) Secret Heartbeat of America – Daniel Hopsicker 1997 (80’s Mena Druglord Connection)

71.  (16h13m-16h37m) How Crack funded the CIA – Gary Webb Interview on Iran Contra

72.  (16h37m-16h38m) Nancy Reagan – Crack Cocaine

73.  (16h38m-17h5m) Prof. Alfred McCoy on the Opium Trade in Afghanistan

74.  (17h5m-18h5m) Welcome to Terrorland: Mohammed Atta and the Venice Flying Circus – Daniel Hopsicker

75.  (18h5m-18h6m) Nancy Reagan

76.  (18h6m-18h11m)Peruvian Cocaine – Immortal Technique

 

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Peace Revolution episode 089: The Art of Freedom / Keep Calm & Start Thinking

Peace Revolution episode 088: The U.N.-American Agenda / World Federalism & the United Nations Gambit

Peace Revolution episode 087: Privacy & Surveillance / The Future of Freedom vs. The Architecture of Oppression

Peace Revolution episode 083: America and the Great Game / A Strategy of Tension

Peace Revolution episode 082: The British Elephant in the American Living Room / The Empire Always Listens and Never Forgets

Peace Revolution episode 081: Self-Confidence vs. Social Engineering

See Also:

Peace Revolution episode 046: Liberty is Life / Practical Applications of Rationality

Peace Revolution episode 047: Slavery is Death / Practical Applications of Irrationality

Peace Revolution episode 048: The Philosophy of Life / This is John Galt Speaking

Peace Revolution episode 027: DIAMONDS / The Jewel of Denial / Outgrowing Stockholm Syndrome

Peace Revolution episode 023: How to Free Your Mind / The Occulted (Hidden) Keys of Wisdom


          Sessions Compromised! Proof He's Covering Up For Deep State!         



A good legal overview of how Trump is being treated, where the establishment is looking for a crime, as opposed to the real crimes committed by the Clintons that were (are) overlooked.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 9th, 2017.]
          Ayatollah Khamenei states that the biggest threat for the region is the British deep state        
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated March 12th, 2017
          Making Afghanistan Great Again        

Addressing the subject of Afghanistan this week, President Donald Trump said that he’d like “to find out why we’ve been there for 17 years, how it’s going, and what we should do in terms of additional ideas.” These are all good questions, though if he really wanted to know, at any point over the past six months he could have called any of the hundreds of officers and intelligence analysts at his disposal—or the many outside experts who, regardless of their politics, couldn’t resist an invitation to brief the commander in chief.

But he’s shown little interest in the state of America’s longest ongoing war, which has rarely broken out of stalemate and has often been slowly deteriorating. Sometime in June, Trump delegated all such matters to Secretary of Defense (and retired four-star Marine general) James Mattis. It is one thing for a president to decide on a policy or strategy, then let the military calculate how best to get the job done. It’s an abdication of duty to shuffle off the whole portfolio of issues—with its questions of life and death, war and peace, stability and chaos—for which a head of state should stand accountable.

A month has gone by, and the nation still has no Afghanistan strategy. This should be no surprise. Disparate factions in the Trump administration claim a stake in national security policy: Mattis and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon; Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, and his mainly professional National Security Council staff; Steve Bannon’s America Firsters elsewhere in the White House; and whatever slot son-in-law Jared Kushner occupies on an issue. In the absence of a “decider” (as George W. Bush described himself, prompting howls of derision at the time though now the malapropism arouses a pang of nostalgia), decisions aren’t always accepted or enforced.

Even Mattis and McMaster, widely hailed as the grown-ups at the table, are divided on key questions. McMaster wants to add about 4,000 U.S. troops to the 8,400 (plus 5,000 NATO allies) in Afghanistan already. Mattis hasn’t yet advocated a number or an increase of any order.

According to officers and former officials who know both men, McMaster’s view is that, whatever the ultimate decision on strategy, it will probably require more troops, so let’s send more troops now, before the Afghan army’s position weakens further. Mattis isn’t hostile to that notion, and he strongly favors maintaining the U.S. commitment to Afghan security—but he’s not inclined to pour in more troops without first having a better idea of what they’re supposed to do.

The two generals’ differences stem, in part, from their different experiences. Both were among their services’ most skilled and successful officers on the battlefields of Iraq. McMaster, at the time, was a colonel who commanded an Army regiment; Mattis was a two-star general who commanded a Marine division and ended the war as a four-star who commanded all U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. A regiment commander’s motto might be: I will win with whatever you give me, and my job is to win. The chief of a regionwide combatant command might possess this same can-do spunk, but he would also reflect in a memo to the highest authorities: Tell me what the strategy is; I’ll tell you what I can do with what I have and what I need to do more.

At a recent hearing, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin asked Mattis, “What are the likely prospects that sending more troops will make any more difference now than it has in the last 16 years?” Mattis replied, “It’s a fair question.” Though he didn’t elaborate, a fuller answer would be that the prospects are shaky, even with a strategy—and impossible to gauge without one.

What is the aim of our involvement in Afghanistan: to defeat the Taliban (scant chance, given that we couldn’t manage the feat with 100,000 troops during Barack Obama’s first term), negotiate a settlement (with whom, to what end), help reform the Afghan government (we tried doing that for a long time, too, to no end), collaborate with old foes to fight off the growing presence of ISIS (about which much has been said lately), or simply train and supply the Afghan army (which, again, we’ve been doing for a long time, to little avail)? No decision can be made about troop levels without first answering those questions.

After those questions are asked, a more basic question must be answered: How long are we going to keep at this? How many more billions of dollars, or hundreds of lives, is the contest worth? What are the stakes of this fight, compared with the stakes of many other fights and interests in the world? At the beginning, the stakes were indisputable: Our aim was to crush al-Qaida (which was using the country as a base for plotting terrorist attacks, including 9/11), oust the Taliban (which controlled the government and hosted al-Qaida), and help stabilize a new regime so that no terrorist group could use the country as a sanctuary again. But now that terrorists have sanctuaries all over the world, including in Western Europe, how important is pacifying Afghanistan?

And on that last point, do we really know how to pacify Afghanistan? Soon after a joint campaign by the CIA, U.S. Special Forces, and Afghan rebels took back Kabul and other Afghan cities, American commanders tried to stabilize the country through classic counterinsurgency methods. This involved, above all, helping the new government provide basic services to the Afghan people, thus earning their allegiance (“winning hearts and minds,” we used to call it) and turning them against the Taliban and other insurgents.

The effort worked in limited areas for a brief time, but it ultimately collapsed for four main reasons. First, the Afghan government, led until 2014 by President Hamid Karzai, was brazenly corrupt and could never win the loyalty of many citizens. Second, U.S. economic assistance overheated the local economy, saturating the place with money, much of which was skimmed off by Karzai’s minions, thus worsening the corruption. (When Gen. David Petraeus was commander, he brought in McMaster, then a one-star general, to head an anti-corruption task force. It produced many warrants and proposals but few arrests or reforms.)

Third, in retrospect, the whole approach was mistakenly conceived. David Kilcullen, a scholar and fighter of counterinsurgency campaigns who was a U.S. military adviser at the time, observed a few years into the fighting that many Afghan people wanted justice more than “basic services” and that—harsh and cruel though they were—the courts in Taliban-controlled areas delivered justice more fairly and less corruptly than many Karzai-clique judges. This was why Kilcullen thought, earlier than many who were on the ground, that the Taliban could win.

Finally, the Western powers’ fatal sin, after disposing of the Taliban, may have been that they established a centralized government modeled on Western capitals—unaware that such an entity could never gain control, much less democratic control, over such a vast, dispersed, largely rural and illiterate mesh of provinces ruled by warlords. Though American strategists in Afghanistan were enamored of T.E. Lawrence (aka “Lawrence of Arabia”) and his writings on insurgency warfare in distant lands, they never really grasped the key lesson of Lawrence’s writing: the importance of knowing and adapting to the local culture and local style of politics.

Barnett Rubin, a professor at New York University and former State Department official on Afghan policy who still has many contacts inside the national security realm, tweeted on Thursday: “Leak from the Deep State: The Trump administration will postpone announcing a strategy for Afghanistan until it is in a stronger position.” This seems like an evasion, to say the least; for one thing, what’s the strategy for attaining “a stronger position”? It the tweet weren’t so sad, it would be a funny joke.


          Trump Is the Government        

Each day brings more signs that President Trump has no regard for democratic norms, no understanding of how government works, and no interest in repairing these deficiencies.

The latest signs flashed Thursday night, when CNN reported two acts of stunning malfeasance. In the first, a senior White House official—later identified as chief of staff Reince Priebus—asked the deputy director of the FBI to tell reporters that news stories about connections between Trump and Russia were overblown. (The FBI official, who is in the middle of investigating these connections, declined.)

In the second, Trump ordered the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to help make a case for his travel ban on people from seven countries, specifically by providing evidence that once they cross our borders these people commit crimes and engage in terrorism. Officials in those departments, who haven’t found such evidence, viewed the order as an attempt to distort or falsify intelligence for political purposes.

Priebus’ chat with the FBI violates long-established rules barring political officials from contacting the bureau in any way about ongoing investigations. Trump’s prodding of the Justice and Homeland Security departments is reminiscent of the early Bush years, when Vice President Dick Cheney pressured the CIA to find evidence of a link between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein, in order to justify the impending invasion of Iraq. No link was found; the invasion plowed forth anyway.

What these incidents have in common with many others in the five weeks since Trump took office is not just an impulse to spin reality so it suits his interests and desires (many presidents have been guilty of that, to some degree) but, more, a compulsion to blot out all interests and desires that are not his own. In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump proclaimed, “I am your voice.” Having won the election, a fact that he touts in every public setting as if it legitimizes all of his actions, he now seems to be declaring, “I am the state.”

After federal judge James Robart overturned his executive order banning visas for thousands of foreign visitors and immigrants, Trump tweeted, “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Leaving aside its widely noted absurdities there’s the more ominous danger of the tweet’s premise—that the proper role of judges (so-called or otherwise) is not to enforce the law as they interpret it but merely to enforce a president’s order. This judge’s opinion steals law enforcement away from “our country,” and “our country” is Trump (“I speak for you”—L’état, c’est moi).

On the same day, Trump also tweeted, “What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?” Again, leaving aside the inaccuracies (it is not the case that just “anyone” can enter U.S. territory), the telling bit was the fact of his wondering what our country has come to when a judge can halt a president’s order. The answer, of course, is that our country had come to what it had been all along, or at least since 1803—a country where the judicial branch settles matters of constitutional law. Is Trump ignorant about this arrangement? Or does he want to undermine and destroy it?

Like many moguls, Trump has long believed that government should behave more like business. This notion has many fallacies, among them the fact that most businesses have one interest—to maximize profits—while governments, especially democratic governments, have to mediate many interests, some of them competing and contradictory. But most of the business people who recite this canard at least own businesses that report to stockholders and directors. By contrast, the Trump Organization—the only business he’s ever known—is privately owned and operated; it’s a family affair, beholden to no outsider.

And so, at least out of habit if not malice, this is the way Trump is trying to run the presidency: everything from the top—because the top is the only place that matters.

Many presidents had a tendency to concentrate power, but Trump has gone several leagues further. On Feb. 9, I wrote a column noting that Trump had not yet nominated any deputy, under, or assistant secretaries for the departments of State and Defense. Fifteen days later, nothing has changed. At the time, I took the vacant posts as signs of Trump’s incompetence or inexperience. But now I’m wondering if it might be deliberate, if he might not want to staff these departments.

During the campaign, Trump talked of “draining the swamp.” On Thursday, his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, told the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Trump presidency’s goal is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” He defined this target as the system of taxes, regulations, and international trade pacts, which he blamed for hampering economic growth and gnawing away at a culture of American nationalism. Maybe he and Trump see the vast bureaucracies of the Pentagon and the foreign service as another part of this coastal, cosmopolitan elite—the swamp to be drained.

Or it could be that Bannon’s view simply converges with the instincts of the owner of the Trump Organization to see all other power centers within the government—the departments that created and thrive on the taxes, regulations, trade pacts, and alliances—as adversaries or obstacles to Trump’s (and therefore the people’s) ambitions and interests.

But Trump is playing a dangerous game here, not only for the public’s interests and security but also for his own. A president can’t wipe out whole bureaucracies by simply neglecting them. He might even find—not too late, let’s hope—that he needs them. Should a crisis erupt in, say, the South China Sea—a region where his secretary of state, secretary of defense, and national security adviser have almost no experience or expertise—it would be good to have an undersecretary of defense for policy, an undersecretary of state for political-military affairs, and assistant secretaries for East Asian affairs in both departments. Even if there is no crisis, it is very useful for a global power to have such officials simply to call their counterparts in the region, see what’s going on, correct misunderstandings—in short, to maintain the alliance. (The State and Defense departments have acting secretaries in those posts, but most of them are junior holdovers from the Obama administration, or from the foreign or civil service, with no credible authority to speak on behalf of the sitting president.)

In any case, many of these bureaucracies rumble along, whether or not the president ignores them. They persist nonetheless. This is especially true of the law-enforcement and intelligence agencies, which keep gathering information about enemies, foreign and domestic. These rumblings—these eternal investigations—account for some of Trump’s discomfort at the moment, and his awkward attempts to overcome his troubles only make matters worse. Attacks on the permanent bureaucracy (which encompasses much more than the stereotyped “deep state”) only intensify the resentment and enmity of its denizens. They also rally officials who may not be whistleblowers by nature but now take up the cause, whether to protect the provincial interests of their agency or the broader interests of the country.

Friday afternoon, White House press secretary Sean Spicer (no doubt, at the instigation of Trump, who pays fanatical attention to such matters) banned reporters for the New York Times, Politico, and CNN from the daily press briefing. These reporters have written some of the most trenchant pieces on malfeasances and corruption at the White House. The president and his flacks may think they’ve dealt a blow to their enemies or, as Trump recently described them, the “enemies of the American people,” which in his mind are synonymous. But this is yet another figment of his isolation and self-centeredness. The government is a big place. Banning some reporters from the West Wing won’t dry up their sources or end the atmosphere of crisis, which is almost entirely of Trump’s own making.


          Show-Stopping Massage Depends on Positive Strokes        

Nerve StrokesJust as the opening and closing scenes of a play can dictate how you feel about the entire production, the beginning and end of a massage can be the most memorable and important parts of the entire experience. One of the leading factors that determines whether you have a massage that connects and balances your mind and body can often fall into the hands of a touch technique called the nerve stroke.

The nerve stroke –- a light finger-tracing touch over the skin in a downward movement along the body -– can be one of the first techniques debuted during a total body massage experience. But once you have settled in, started to relax and the therapist begins lengthening muscles and releasing your tension, this important touch technique can be quickly forgotten. Although short in duration in the overall context of a 60- or 90-minute treatment, these short feathering motions that signal the start and end of a massage to your mind and body can hold great significance to the success of your session.

Act 1: Massage is More Than Just the Muscles

When you think about all of the emotions and body systems that play a part in the overall massage experience, the leading role always goes to your body’s muscles. However, the understudy who can make or break the performance of your mind and body’s health is the nervous system. Both of these leading roles in your body work together during a massage to connect and balance your mental and physical health.

“In massage, you aren’t just getting out all of the knots,” explains Brittney Haas, massage therapist at Elements Chandler West. “You’re opening up muscles, letting blood in and allowing the nervous system to have clear communication between the brain and the muscles. Light touch in the first 30 seconds of a massage works to stimulate your body.  And after that it can put you in a deep state of relaxation.”

To introduce your body to the start of a massage, a therapist may gently slide his or her fingertips over your body to dial into your muscle tension, body positioning and energy systems (aura and chakras). These gentle nerve strokes also can help increase the body’s blood flow and stimulate the nervous system to begin the process of healing and rejuvenation during the massage session.

“A huge part of massage is nerve stimulation,” says Haas. “Just from the first light touches of a massage you’re stimulating the nerves. If you leave your nerves stagnant, you aren’t going to get the best results. If your nerves are more stimulated, you’re going to have faster response times and keep everything working better for your mind and body.”

Act 2: The Best Closers Get the Most Applause

As you near the end of your massage, all of your different body parts may feel scattered and disconnected as your legs, arms, neck and back have all been treated and manipulated separately throughout the session. To help reconnect and rebalance all areas of your body and bring your wandering, relaxed mind back to the present, therapists will wrap up a massage with finishing nerve strokes that will typically include running fingertips along the length of your body.

This important closing act helps bring together all of the benefits of massage, while preparing your mind and body to re-enter into the real world feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The ending nerve stroke can make or break an award-winning massage experience.

“Using nerve strokes at the end of a massage is a nice way to finish up the body from head to toe and bring everything together,” explains Haas. “During a massage, your nerves are firing.  But the nerve stroke at the end helps to calm everything down and helps your body better respond to everything that we just did in the massage.”

The Encore: Keeping the Mind and Body Running Strong Long After the Curtain Call

After you slowly get up from the massage table, your focus on relaxation and rejuvenation shouldn’t abruptly end at the studio. To leave a lasting impression on your mind and body of what it feels like to be loose, relaxed and unwound, it’s important to schedule downtime at home after your massage so you can continue to consciously focus on healing your mind and body.

“When we finish a massage with light nerve strokes, the body is ready to keep healing long after the massage ends,” advises Haas.

Haas doesn’t recommend going back to work or heading to the gym following a massage, but rather taking time out for yourself. In fact, she gives the following health and wellness post-massage tips to all of her clients:

  • Let your spouse know that he/she has child duty during the night of your massage so you can spend the evening having quality “you” time.
  • Hydrate your body with adequate amounts of water throughout the remainder of the day.
  • Recover and repair your mind and body with meals that include healthy nutrients and vitamins.
  • Take a warm, hot bath before bed to allow the heat to work into your muscles and support overall relaxation. If injured, follow the bath with an ice pack or Biofreeze on the injured area.
  • Go to bed early to let your mind and body fall into a deep state of relaxation.

An award-winning massage features a cast that includes a mix of nervous system stimulation and muscle relaxation at the beginning, middle and end of a massage, as well as incorporating lifestyle habits that will support the body’s ability for continuous healing after the conclusion of the session. The simple, yet effective, nerve stroke is a small, but powerful, act to connecting, rebalancing and rejuvenating your mind and body’s internal systems.


          Hot Stone Massage Explained        

Hot Stone MassageJust as a piping-hot mint chocolate mocha can make a bitter cold, stressed-out day seem more enjoyable and bearable to your taste buds and tummy, a hot stone massage is your go-to full body relaxation treat to soothe, warm and relax you. The power of this type of specialty massage relies on running basalt stones heated to between 125 and 135 degrees along the length of your body to transfer heat deeply into your muscles for the ultimate relaxation experience.

“A good hot stone massage really will put you in a deep state of relaxation,” explains Glenda Poletti, massage therapist and owner of the Elements Issaquah and Elements North Seattle studios.

Roots in Healing, Relaxation        

Dating back more than 2,000 years, heated stones were originally used in Chinese cultures for the purpose of improving internal organ functionality. Later, the use of stones for healing purposes moved into other areas of the world – North America, South American, Africa, Europe, Egypt and India – bringing with it traditions for diagnosing and treating diseases, as well as use in ceremonial sweat lodges.

Instead of manipulating the muscle and connective tissue using a vertical technique like in a traditional massage, hot stone massage releases muscle and body tension in a horizontal approach that results in an increase in the body’s blood flow. Increasing blood flow is always a good thing, says Poletti, because blood flow brings oxygen and fresh nutrients to the muscle tissue. Whether you have tight muscles or are under extra stress, hot stone massage can be a warm and relaxing way to relieve muscle tension and mental fatigue.

A Rewarding Experience

If the onset of colder weather leaves you feeling down, blue and stressed to the max, a hot stone massage can help you let go of all your tension as the heated stones warm your heart, body and soul. It’s a great time of year to spice up your massage experience by trying something new your body will enjoy.

Hot stone massage offers all of the benefits of a traditional massage –- reduced stress, an elevated mood and a strengthened immune system.  But it can also enhance your experience by adding deeper warmth and relaxation to your session. Hot stone massage is a good choice if you’ve just gotten over a head cold or you need to escape the crazy holiday season and want to rejuvenate your mind and body. This massage technique also can be great for loosening up stiff, cold muscles or relieving chronic aches and pains that never seem to really go away.

“When the weather starts to cool off, especially here in Seattle where we have the bone-chilling damp cold, a nice hot stone massage is a great way to stay warm,” says Poletti. “Most people do it as a treat for a birthday or special occasion.”

Cautions and Concerns

There are some instances in which you should use caution when including the power of the hot stones into your therapy session. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, it isn’t advised to use hot stone massage if you have the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune dysfunctions
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Skin conditions Such as sunburn, rashes, etc.
  • Recent surgeries or accidents
  • Pregnancy

Poletti also advises that you speak up if the stones used during your massage seem too hot to the touch or if you are uncomfortable with the oil used with the stones during the massage experience.

“A hot stone massage is a very oily experience,” explains Poletti. “To keep the stones moving, flowing and flipping frequently, we use a lot of oil. The stones will feel hot on first contact to your skin like a flush of heat. But, if it feels like it’s too much, you really should speak up to your therapist.”

The goal of any massage, and especially one with hot stones, is to deeply relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. Let the stress, colder temperatures and lengthy to-do lists of the season melt away as you take time for yourself and let everything else in the outside world escape from your conscious. And don’t just keep the power of a hot stone massage to yourself.  Share the wonderful experience by gifting one to a special family member or friend who deserves a little extra love and attention this year.


          Dataism: Getting out of the 'job loop' and into the 'knowledge loop'        
From deities to data - "For thousands of years humans believed that authority came from the gods. Then, during the modern era, humanism gradually shifted authority from deities to people... Now, a fresh shift is taking place. Just as divine authority was legitimised by religious mythologies, and human authority was legitimised by humanist ideologies, so high-tech gurus and Silicon Valley prophets are creating a new universal narrative that legitimises the authority of algorithms and Big Data." Privileging the right of information to circulate freely - "There's an emerging market called Dataism, which venerates neither gods nor man - it worships data. From a Dataist perspective, we may interpret the entire human species as a single data-processing system, with individual humans serving as its chips. If so, we can also understand the whole of history as a process of improving the efficiency of this system... Like capitalism, Dataism too began as a neutral scientific theory, but is now mutating into a religion that claims to determine right and wrong... Just as capitalists believe that all good things depend on economic growth, so Dataists believe all good things - including economic growth - depend on the freedom of information." Our unparalleled ability to control the world around us is turning us into something new - "We have achieved these triumphs by building ever more complex networks that treat human beings as units of information. Evolutionary science teaches us that, in one sense, we are nothing but data-processing machines: we too are algorithms. By manipulating the data we can exercise mastery over our fate." Planet of the apps - "Many of the themes of his first book are reprised: the importance of the cognitive revolution and the power of collaboration in speeding the ascent of Man; the essential power of myths — such as religion and money — in sustaining our civilisations; and the inexcusable brutality with which our species treats other animals. But having run out of history to write about, Harari is forced to turn his face to the future... 'Forget economic growth, social reforms and political revolutions: in order to raise global happiness levels, we need to manipulate human biochemistry'... For the moment, the rise of populism, the rickety architecture of the European Union, the turmoil in the Middle East and the competing claims on the South China Sea will consume most politicians' attention. But at some time soon, our societies will collectively need to learn far more about these fast-developing technologies and think far more deeply about their potential use." also btw...
  • Preparing for our Posthuman Future of Artificial Intelligence - "By exploring the recent books on the dilemmas of AI and Human Augmentation, how can we better prepare for (and understand) the posthuman future? By David Brin." (omni o)
  • The Man-Machine Myth - "Beliefs inspired by the cybernetic mythos have a quasi-theological character: They tend to be faith-based."
  • Unsettling thought of the day
  • Each technological age seems to have a "natural" system of government that's the most stable and common... Anyway, now we've entered a new technological age: the information age. What is the "natural" system of government for this age?

    An increasing number of countries now seem to be opting for a new sort of illiberal government - the style of Putin and the CCP. This new thing - call it Putinism - combines capitalism, a "deep state" of government surveillance, and social/cultural fragmentation.

    It's obviously way too early to tell, but there's an argument to be made that Putinism is the natural system of government now. New technology fragments the media, causing people to rally to sub-national identity groups instead of to the nation-state.

    The Putinist "deep state" commands the heights of power with universal surveillance, and allies with some rent-collecting corporations. Meanwhile, IF automation decreases labor's share of income and makes infantry obsolete, the worker/soldier class becomes less valuable.

    "People power" becomes weak because governments can suppress any rebellion with drones, surveillance, and other expensive weaponry. Workers can strike, but - huge hypothetical assumption alert! - they'll just be replaced, their bargaining power low due to automation.

    In sum: Powerful authoritarian governments, fragmented society, capitalism, "Hybrid warfare", and far less liberty.
  • The Totalitarian - "Putinist models seem to curtail personal freedom and self-expression. Chases away innovation class. In the long run this makes them unable to keep up with more innovative, open societies. But innovative open societies are also fissiparous in the long run. They need a strong centralized, even authoritarian, core. To wit the big democracies also have deep states, just ones that infringe on domestic public life less than Putinist do. Automation makes mass citizenry superfluous as soldiers, workers or taxpayers. The insiders' club is ever-shrinking. Steady state of AI era is grim. One demigod and 10 billion corpses/brain-in-jars depending on humanism quotient of the one. The three pillars for this end state are strong AI, mind uploading/replication, and mature molecular nanotechnology."
  • Capitalism and Democracy: The Strain Is Showing - "Confidence in an enduring marriage between liberal democracy and global capitalism seems unwarranted."
  • So what might take its place? One possibility[:] ... a global plutocracy and so in effect the end of national democracies. As in the Roman empire, the forms of republics might endure but the reality would be gone.

    An opposite alternative would be the rise of illiberal democracies or outright plebiscitary dictatorships... [like] Russia and Turkey. Controlled national capitalism would then replace global capitalism. Something rather like that happened in the 1930s. It is not hard to identify western politicians who would love to go in exactly this direction.

    Meanwhile, those of us who wish to preserve both liberal democracy and global capitalism must confront serious questions. One is whether it makes sense to promote further international agreements that tightly constrain national regulatory discretion in the interests of existing corporations... Above all... economic policy must be orientated towards promoting the interests of the many not the few; in the first place would be the citizenry, to whom the politicians are accountable. If we fail to do this, the basis of our political order seems likely to founder. That would be good for no one. The marriage of liberal democracy with capitalism needs some nurturing. It must not be taken for granted.
  • G20 takes up global inequality challenge - "Even before the final communiqué is drafted for the annual G20 summit the leaders of the world's largest economies already seemed to agree on their most pressing priority: to find a way to sell the benefits of globalisation to an increasingly sceptical public. As they arrived in the Chinese city of Hangzhou over the weekend, many were on the defensive amid a welter of familiar complaints back home: frustratingly slow growth, rising social inequality and the scourge of corporate tax avoidance."
  • "Growth drivers from the previous round of technological progress are fading while a new technological and industrial revolution has yet to gain momentum," Mr Xi said at the start of the G20, adding that the global economy was at a "critical juncture".

    "Here at the G20 we will continue to pursue an agenda of inclusive and sustainable growth," Mr Obama said, acknowledging that "the international order is under strain".

    Mr Xi, whose country has arguably benefited more than any other from globalisation, struck a similarly cautious note in a weekend speech to business leaders. In China, he said, "we will make the pie bigger and make sure people get a fairer share of it".

    He also recognised global inequity, noting that the global gini coefficient — the standard measure of inequality — had raced past what he called its "alarm level" of 0.6 and now stood at 0.7. "We need to build a more inclusive world economy," Mr Xi said.
  • G20 leaders urged to 'civilise capitalism' - "Chinese president Xi Jinping helped set the tone of this year's G20 meeting in a weekend address to business executives. 'Development is for the people, it should be pursued by the people and its outcomes should be shared by the people', Mr Xi said... Before the two-day meeting, the US government argued that a 'public bandwagon' was growing to ditch austerity in favour of fiscal policy support. 'Maybe the Germans are not absolutely cheering for it but there is a growing awareness that 'fiscal space' has to be used to a much greater extent', agreed Ángel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development."
  • Martin Wolf calls for basic income, land taxation & intellectual property reform: Enslave the robots and free the poor
  • The rise of intelligent machines is a moment in history. It will change many things, including our economy. But their potential is clear: they will make it possible for human beings to live far better lives. Whether they end up doing so depends on how the gains are produced and distributed. It is possible that the ultimate result will be a tiny minority of huge winners and a vast number of losers. But such an outcome would be a choice not a destiny. A form of techno-feudalism is unnecessary. Above all, technology itself does not dictate the outcomes. Economic and political institutions do. If the ones we have do not give the results we want, we must change them.
  • From the Job Loop to the Knowledge Loop (via Universal Basic Income) - "We work so we can buy stuff. The more we work, the more we can buy. And the more is available to buy, the more of an incentive there is to work. We have been led to believe that one cannot exist without the other. At the macro level we are obsessed with growth (or lack thereof) in consumption and employment. At the individual level we spend the bulk of our time awake working and much of the rest of it consuming."
  • I see it differently. The real lack of imagination is to think that we must be stuck in the job loop simply because we have been in it for a century and a half. This is to confuse the existing system with humanity's purpose.

    Labor is not what humans are here for. Instead of the job loop we should be spending more of our time and attention in the knowledge loop [learn->create->share]... if we do not continue to generate knowledge we will all suffer a fate similar to previous human societies that have gone nearly extinct, such as the Easter Islanders. There are tremendous threats, eg climate change and infectious disease, and opportunities, eg machine learning and individualized medicine, ahead of us. Generating more knowledge is how we defend against the threats and seize the opportunities.
  • What's more scarce: money, or attention? - "Attention is now the scarce resource."

          Comment on Groupthink at The Deep State by doomphd        
thanks, EE, dave. I finally figured it out. you're right, I was a bit jet-lagged. Korea is one day ahead and -5 hours to Hawaii. I didn't know whether I was coming or going.
          Comment on Groupthink at The Deep State by eeofdc        
@Doom--You must be jet-lagged after your rant to KJU on the DMZ! ; ^ ) All the comments are attached to their seemingly relevant posts. The next-to-the-last topic on the right is "Archives"--pick a month and it pops up the items JR posted. Then click on the heading under the date and it opens that posting with all of its comments.
          Comment on Groupthink at The Deep State by dave        
doom, what are you looking for? maybe i can help...
          Comment on Groupthink at The Deep State by doomphd        
@JR, I was reviewing some previous posts, looking for some stuff dave had posted. it appears your blog archives in this new format only save what you have posted, not the comments. so, the comments to those previous postings apparently have been lost, or maybe I just don't know how to navigate this new format. Can you please advise? Thanks.
          Comment on Groupthink at The Deep State by eeofdc        
https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/08/09/will-us-sending-troops-afghanistan/ Speaking of GroupThink....
          The Deep State & Destabilized Climate        
As the Trump saga unfolds, the mainstream media finally mentions “the deep state”. From Bangladesh, underground researcher and host of alternative radio’s “Unwelcome Guests”, Robin Upton. Then Dr. David Carlson, the Director of the World Climate Research Programme explains how unpredictable our future has  …
          2017 H.L. Mencken Club Conference        
THE TENTH ANNUAL H.L. MENCKEN CLUB CONFERENCE THE FUTURE OF THE RIGHT: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 To register, please click here. Friday, November 3rd 5:00-7:00 PM – Registration and Reception 7:00-10:00 PM – Banquet Moderator – James Kalb Presidential Address: Who Might Succeed the Conservative Establishment? Contenders: The Altright and the Populist Right – Paul Gottfried Guest Speaker: Liberty and the Deep State- Tom Woods Saturday, November 4th 9:00-10:30 AM- Panel: The Significance of the Trump Presidency after Almost a Year Peter Brimelow: The Festering Immigration Problem Marshall de Rosa: Trump and the Constitution David Gordon: Does More…
          Court Seeks Help to Link Murders in Turkey to ‘Deep State’        
Reports mount linking top gendarmerie officials to Malatya slaughter. MALATYA, Turkey, November 17 (CDN) — Judges and prosecutors in the trial regarding the murder of three Christians in this southeastern city in Turkey on Friday (Nov. 13) renewed their request for help from the Istanbul High Criminal Court as reports mounted linking the slayings to […]
          TURKEY: MALATYA MURDER CASE AIDS PROBE OF ‘DEEP STATE’ CRIMINALS        
Video testimony, reenactment of crime scene hints at hearts of killers, martyrs. ISTANBUL, November 25 (Compass Direct News) – Last week’s court hearing on the bloody murder of three Christians in Turkey’s southeastern city of Malatya paved the way for further investigations into the connection between the five defendants and shadowy elements of the Turkish […]
          Mueller’s Gang of Legal Quislings        
What you are witnessing is a Deep State execution of constitutional government by the esquire class of statist lawyers. The definition of a quisling is “a traitor who collaborates with an enemy force occupying their country.” Is there a better description of Robert Mueller’s posse of committed partisan, who are determined to be a lynch […]
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: American Celebrities, Useful Idiots? Haiti Part 2        
EpisodeÈzili Dantò joins the program to share how Haiti is being targeted by economic hitmen for the purposes of enriching the deep state. Dantò was the lawyer for Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the only democratically elected president in Haiti's history. Her inside accounts and revelations about the Clintons, Obama, and the United Nations is shocking and incredibly sad.   Support and learn more about her work at: Èzili Dantò, Human Rights Lawyer, founder of the ...
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Haiti Targeted by Economic Hitmen & UN Front for Deep State Enrichment        
EpisodeEzili Donto joins the program to share how Haiti is being targeted by economic hitmen for the purposes of enriching the deep state. Donto was the lawyer for Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the only democratically elected president in Haiti's history. Her inside accounts and revelations about the Clintons, Obama, and the United Nations is shocking and incredibly sad.   Support and learn more about her work at: Èzili Dantò, Human Rights Lawyer, founder of the Haitian Lawyers Lead ...
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: How Economic Hitmen Gained World Domination for Deep State w/ John Perkins        
EpisodeJohn Perkins joins the show to discuss his work as an economic hitman for the deep state. His book "The Economic Hitman" shocked the world and now he is back to bring fresh insight into his groundbreaking revelations from his original work.   Learn more about John Perkins and his work at JohnPerkins.org   See more at www.SarahWestall.com
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Media Meme Wars & Cult Influence, Corey Goode, Deep State w/ Dark Journalist        
EpisodeDark Journalist, Daniel Liszt, rejoins the program to discuss the narrative wars between the Alt media and the mass media. How the media is trying to frame the conversation. We also discuss how cults develop and influence the debate as well. What motivates people to join a cult and when can you tell that a cult is forming.   You can see more at www.SarahWestall.com
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Dark Journalist Exclusive, Deep State, Secret Space Program, Corey Goode, Mass Media        
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          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Part 2: Deep State Analysis with Dr. Cynthia McKinney        
EpisodeThis is part 2 of the interview: 6 term Congress Woman and 2008 Presidential Candidate, Dr. Cynthia McKinney joins the program to provide insight into the Deep State, the war in Syria, Israel’s involvement, and the Middle East. 
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Deep State Analysis with Presidential Candidate and Congresswoman, Dr. Cynthia McKinney        
Episode6 term Congress Woman and 2008 Presidential Candidate, Dr. Cynthia McKinney joins the program to provide insight into the Deep State, the war in Syria, Israel's involvement, and the Middle East.    See more at Show Page at SarahWestall.com
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Deep State Shadow Government Exposed with Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt - Part 2        
EpisodeEpisode Description Coming soon... 
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Deep State Shadow Government Exposed with Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt - Part 1        
EpisodePart 1: Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt joins the program to share his keen insight into the deep state. His body of work is one of the largest libraries uncovering the deep state and shadow government in the U.S. Visit www.DarkJournalist.com to see his vast collection of interviews and videos on the subject. See the rest of the article here: http://sarahwestall.com
          Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: Clif High: Deep State Power Struggle, MSM Collapse, More Chaos..         
EpisodeClif High returns to discuss his latest research findings. Some highlights include continued chaos, further mass media - MSM collapse and more discussion on the power struggles in the deep state between faction A and B.   See the full program description at http://sarahwestall.com/clif-high-deep-state-power-struggle-msm-collapse-more-chaos
          Deep State        
Deep State is an incremental/idle game in which you are appointed director of the new National Security Bureau in the troubled Central Iverian Republic. Your job is to pacify the civilian populace and abolish democratic rule in favour of your own. How to play: Purchase ENFORCEMENT to raise PACIFICATION and generate INCOME. Purchase LEGISLATIONS with […]
          What Corporate Media Never Tells You about North Korea        
There is a great deal of propaganda and deliberate misinformation about North Korea, which the public should know. While neocons, a cheering corporate media, and Deep State, rush to war with North Korea, information is the ultimate weapon. For example, did you know that North Korea, China, and India, are the only three nations who […]
          Trump Now a Captive of the Deep State        
When the gullible and insouciant American public and the presstitutes who participate in the deceptions permitted the Deep State to get away with the fairy tale that a few Saudi Arabians under the direction of Osama bin Laden, but without the support of any government or intelligence agency, were able to outwit the entirety of […]
          The Voyage of the Good Ship Carl Vinson        
What I believe to be the true significance of the mix-up over the wanderings of the USS Carl Vinson has been entirely missed, even by the alternative media. I think it provides an intriguing insight into the machinations of the nefarious, secretive – some say nonexistent – “Deep State”. On April 8th Pacific Command announced […]
          Trump adviser fired over memo warning of globalist-Islamist 'deep state'        
A Trump adviser who advocated for declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and warned of a globalist “deep state” working to undermine the Trump agenda has been axed by the president’s top national security chief, H.R. McMaster. But the fired adviser, Rich Higgans, is only the latest chip to fall in an ongoing “purge” of [...]
          Forty Eight: Is He They?        
04.22: Gravity’s Rainbow In which we continue our discussion of Gravity’s Rainbow with a careful look at the second half of Book Three, Chapter Eleven – the Pökler chapter. Alan mentions The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse. Here’s a link to it in Google Books, and here’s the summary on Wikipedia. Chris mentions a concept called “the deep state.” […]
          Russia/Iran Sanctions Delayed In House: Policy Change…or Deep State Pressure?        
The Russia/Iran sanctions bill passed earlier this month in the Senate has stalled in the House on a procedural issue: bills dealing with revenue must originate in the House. Is there a chance the bill may be scuttled? Don’t hold …

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          Robert Wright & Sarah Posner        
Is Trump losing Congress? ... Why Trump voters have stayed loyal ... The Russia investigation: It ain't over 'til it's over ... Can Trump’s new chief of staff enforce order... ... …and does Trump even want order? ... Sarah on the true meaning of "Deep State" ...
          Ahmadinejad and the discharged shotgun...        




The Atlantic has a short item, an extract from a forthcoming book, the consequences of which I shudder to think


One morning in September 2006, during the United Nations General Assembly, President George W. Bush’s daily intelligence brief contained a particularly chilling item. It was three sentences long, and it scared the hell out of the dozen or so White House officials cleared to read it. According to one official, it began, “A U.S. Secret Service agent, in an apparent accident, discharged his shotgun as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was loading his motorcade at the InterContinental Hotel yesterday.”

At the time, the Bush administration was weighing how to deal with the Iranian nuclear-weapons program. And here a Secret Service agent had just given Iran a potentially devastating public-relations coup. Ahmadinejad was certain to reveal the accident in some grand form before the whole of the United Nations. He might allege that the United States had tried to assassinate him, and thus upend the entire conference. “When I read that, I remember closing my eyes,” recalls the official.
The agent was adjusting the side-mounted shotgun on one of the motorcade’s armored follow-up Suburbans when it discharged. “Everyone just stopped. The Iranians looked at us and we looked at the Iranians. The agent began to apologize. Ahmadinejad just turned his head and got into his car.” And that was it.

The Iranians told no one. Their silence led several White House aides to begin to see Ahmadinejad in a new light. Here was evidence that maybe Iran was acting strategically, and therefore cautiously.

—Adapted from Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, by Marc Ambinder and D. B. Grady (to be published this month by Wiley)

An accident for sure rather than some hare brained plan to off Ahmadinejad (not that I would be sorry to see him out of the picture). I shudder to think of the consequences of him eing shot or even illed in such an accident....

          A Declaration of Liberating Dependence        
Since no man is an island entire of itself, the July 4th American Declaration of Independence cannot have been absolute, but rather declared a certain type of independence that people must understand correctly to ever celebrate correctly. Beer and BBQ ain't near enough. Like my mother's ancestor Benjamin Franklin, I've thrown in my lot with uncouth savages in a brave new world (the Mexican jungle), so I know a little about giving up refined society for liberty and I want to help others have a bold American heart regardless of where your butt may currently reside. Can ya dig it?

Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson wouldn't have got those who cry out for independence from their "heavenly father" or "mother nature". To Jefferson, the Creator gives people freedom. Submitting to "the laws of nature and nature's God" curbs our liberty a bit with some morality, but demanding absolute freedom entails making others the victims of our predatory appetites. Reducing their rights to enhance ours. No good man desires to be a master, because he wishes no other man to be a slave.

Those who find the notion of submitting to Father Sky's and Mother Nature's rules oppressive have been spiritually damaged by bad religion they saw in their parents or some organization. God gives us rights; bad humans take them away. Wilderness survivalist Bear Grylls says a man never stands taller than when he's on his knees, and a man who kneels before his maker can stand up to anything. Compared to the machismo bullies, feminist bitches, corporate controllers, and government dictators many folks submit to, God is a cool boss. Independance from the Creator is self destruction.

Jefferson would be equally astonished by Hollywood's independence declaration that a woman doesn't need her man's muscles to protect and provide, since she can use action hero powers to easily kick the asses of a dozen larger bad guys. Sure, life is just like the movies. Or imagine goofy Hollywood telling Jefferson that he need not depend on women's real life procreative powers to birth and nurse children, because he can order and install his own vagina from a delivery catalogue, whenever his lust for unfettered liberty demands it.

Why are moderns so desperate to be independent from the perfect plans of "nature and nature's God", but so willing to be dependent on the flawed politicos that Jefferson so deeply feared. Not to mention the global tech monopolies and deep state bureaucracies he never even imagined. Wounded losers demanding we silence the voice of "cruel patriarchal God" or "bitchy binary nature" deserve our pity but not our slavish compliance.

Stand up and think for yourself. Or even better, make your thoughts worth thinking by meditating on "the laws of nature and nature's God". Move out of your mother's basement or abusive partner's torture dungeon. Declare your independence from the herd and the government herders, then embrace your soul's Creator and a true soul mate partner.

Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Submit and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, because my rule is easy and my burden is light." Hallelujah! Now, satisfying my voracious young latina hottie isn't always easy, but it ain't exactly a burden either. So, I'm gonna declare my independance from this geeky computer and go get my hands on some real user-friendly technology. Happy independence and dependence in your life!
          The Covenant and the Cargo Cult: Concluded        


PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

Let's get this out of the way first - SPOILERS! Then this: Alien: Covenant is not a very good movie. 

It's not offensively terrible, in fact it goes out of its way to be as inoffensive as possible. Even the gore seems polite. 

I'd give you a synopsis but you can just as easily take all your favorite scenes from the Alien franchise, arrange them however you please, add in a cartoon villain whose motivations are entirely incomprehensible and then go fix yourself up some Jiffy Pop.

Alien: Covenant goes to great lengths to piss away the entire ontology proposed in the film it's meant to act as a sequel to, ostensibly annihilating the god-like Engineer race in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it CGI eruption that has all the heft and drama of a 80s video game. 

But at the same time it seems to tell a story beneath the surface narrative. And a lot of its riffs will be well familiar to anyone versed in Ancient Astronaut Theory. Which, let's face it, was arguably extraneous to the running plot of Prometheus (space mission finds remains of alien race mixed up with the xenomorph progenitors).

As Gordon and I discussed, it also feels like it meant to originally serve as the advance guard for a new AAT media blitz*, a plan that appears to have been scuttled in the wake of Hurricane Trump and the resultant cold (for the time being) civil war the country has been plunged into. 

I've never seen divide-and-rule politics as divisive as what we're seeing today, with the ostensible goal being to atomize the population into impotent, squabbling subsects in order to preempt any potential challenge to oligarchal rule, even if the oligarchy itself is itself carved up into mutually antagonistic camps. (I should mention here that this whole program seems to have fired up in the wake of the Occupy movements).

Of course there's also the fact that the easiest social grouping (tribe, country, empire, etc) to conquer is one that's divided against itself. 

Just saying.

But even this miserable turn of events seems to resonate with the AAT perspective as well, specifically the "gods at war" subplot running through Zecharia Sitchin's bibliography, as well as some of the theorizing emerging on the fringe science circuit.

Now, there's a strand of thinking among those who wrestle with the Fermi Paradox, essentially arguing that high technology is inherently anti-adaptive and inevitably leads to self-destruction. 

What this theory essentially proposes is that we've not had any (acknowledged) contact with extraterrestrial races because they've all been wiped out by their own advanced technology (read: 'weaponry'). This of course is a wildly egocentric assumption ("extraterrestrial races are all as savage and murderous as we are") and automatically presumes that our own high technology is not in fact some kind of alien intrusion, even if it behaves every bit like one.

I bring this up because there are two running themes in Alien: Covenant I do want to unpack, because they do (obliquely) reference some of the basic tenets of AAT (the film seems to keep a lot of its AAT on the DL).

First off is David's genocide of the Engineer planet. This was a fairly ridiculous subplot, essentially chucking everything we were told about these beings in the first film. This is a billions year-old race that seeded all life on Earth and yet they're all defeated by a lone android who had hijacked one of their spacecraft? Huh?

Wouldn't they naturally have some kind of defense infrastructure that would have intercepted this ship before it ever reached orbit? There's no attempt at following the story's own internal logic.

Now there are all kinds of ways you could have made sense of this. The Engineers had degenerated over the millennia and lost their high technology, that they'd become so drunk on their own power that they never expected any exterior challenge, etc etc etc. But the film makes absolutely no attempt to sell any of that.

But by the same token there's a fascinating allegory at work here, even if it's unintentional, and that ties back to the war of the gods theme running through a lot of AAT theorizing. 

Note that the Engineers aren't decked up in their Gigeresque finery in the apocalypse scene but look more like the kind of quasi-Medievals familiar to space fantasy fans. They also look pretty stupid gazing up at the approaching ship like the hapless New Agers in Mars Attacks. 



But were they in fact the Engineers? Some fans don't seem to think so.

A closer look at the (humanoid) aliens in the film may suggest that this in fact was another descendant race, the clue being the skintone (matte and pinkish as opposed to chalky white and moderately reflective). They also don't seem quite as black-eyed. Another clue is their reaction to the ship, arguably suggesting these people were expecting their gods to return.

MARS, ATTACKED

Is this a fakeout or a reference to another covert subplot altogether? It's possible there was a revelation that this was just a descendant race in the original script but that all got lost in the rewriting process. 

Perhaps David's apparent plan to kill off the human colonists- who are both his progenitors and another descendant race- are the clue here. Either way, the story (mankind's cousins wiped out by a space invader) ties in pretty neatly with the theories put forth by plasma physicist Dr. John Brandenburg:
"Dr. Brandenburg has previously theorized that the red color of Mars and the radioactive substances in its soil are the result of a thermonuclear explosion from natural causes. He now says that the “high concentration” of Xenon-129 in the Martian atmosphere and uranium and thorium on the surface are remnants of two unnatural nuclear explosions, most likely triggered by alien invaders. 
"Who were these aliens invading and eventually wiping out? Brandenburg believes Mars once had a climate like Earth and was inhabited by two civilizations – one in a region called Cydonia Mensa and another at Galaxias Chaos. Why these two regions? 
'Analysis of new images from Odyssey, MRO and Mars Express orbiters now show strong evidence of eroded archeological objects at these sites.'
According to Brandenburg, the Martians maintained a high civilization, albeit a non-technological one:
He says Mars once had an Earth-like climate home to animal and plant life, and any intelligent life would have been about as advanced as the ancient Egyptians on Earth.
There's also David's genetic tinkering with the xenomorph genome. As a self-styled god, David here is playing the part suggested by AATheorists, who postulate that the Anunaki went through a series of experiments in creating the modern human genome and eradicated unwanted models while they did so. 

Strangely enough, this also correlates to the AAT-friendly origin myth put forth by the ancient Greek writer Hesiod in his landmark Works and Days. Hesiod, significantly, was apparently deeply influenced by Babylonian literature, the Enuma Elish in particular

And the war of the gods certainly correlates to the Titanomachy, or the wars between the Olympians and their progenitors, the Titans.

So is there an unspoken inference that David is the titular Prometheus, defying the "gods" and shepherding the engineered development of the xenomorph race? In the context of the film itself it's really hard to care one way or the other but it does suggest that there was in fact a lot more meat on the bone in previous drafts of the script.

THEY'RE EVERYWHERE

But it's worth noting that the Alien franchise is not only another example of a major SF property that revolves around AAT it's also an example of a SF franchise onto which AAT was grafted midstream (at the same time it was grafted onto the Predator franchise). 

Some franchises have AAT baked into their genome at conception (Star Trek (more or less), the Space Odyssey series, Battlestar Galactica) but many more seem to have it implanted sometime into their runs (Quatermass, Doctor Who, X-Files, Indiana Jones, Transformers, Jonny Quest, Godzilla, Doom, Halo, Assassin's Creed). 


When the Olympics came to Hollywood

This raises a very simple question: why? Is there in fact a AAT cargo cult at work in the entertainment industry? I mean that sounds ridiculous, right? 

Well, maybe it seems a bit less so when you look at the influence the Nine had on the Star Trek franchise (relaunching on television this year) or the fact that one of the most powerful cults in Hollywood is explicitly AAT-oriented right down to its very core. There's also the Mormon Church, which is at the very least AAT-compatible.

On the other hand, there's also the Brookings Report. 
The report has become noted for one short section entitled "The implications of a discovery of extraterrestrial life", which examines the potential implications of such a discovery on public attitudes and values. The section briefly considers possible public reactions to some possible scenarios for the discovery of extraterrestrial life, stressing a need for further research in this area. It recommends continuing studies to determine the likely social impact of such a discovery and its effects on public attitudes…" 
One detail that caught the eye of researchers like Richard Hoagland is the mention of possible artifacts discovered on our neighbors, artifacts that might call our entire view of our planet and our very existence into question.
"While face-to-face meetings with it will not occur within the next twenty years (unless its technology is more advanced than ours, qualifying it to visit Earth), artifacts left at some point in time by these life forms might possibly be discovered through our space activities on the Moon, Mars, or Venus." 
And then there's this passage, which basically explains why so many STEM types are so deeply wounded by AAT:
"It has been speculated that, of all groups, scientists and engineers might be the most devastated by the discovery of relatively superior creatures, since these professions are most clearly associated with the mastery of nature, rather than with the understanding and expression of man. Advanced understanding of nature might vitiate all our theories at the very least, if not also require a culture and perhaps a brain inaccessible to Earth scientists."  
Huh.

And the money quote: suggestions for how that eventuality- or some kind of alien contact- might be managed by the Managers.
Continuing studies to determine emotional and intellectual understanding and attitudes -- and successive alterations of them if any -- regarding the possibility and consequences of discovering intelligent extraterrestrial life. 
Historical and empirical studies of the behavior of peoples and their leaders when confronted with dramatic and unfamiliar events or social pressures. Such studies might help to provide programs for meeting and adjusting to the implications of such a discovery. Questions one might wish to answer by such studies would include: How might such information, under what circumstances, be presented to or withheld from the public for what ends?  
And lo and behold, 57 years after the Brookings Report we get this:
The solar system that humanity calls home may have once been inhabited by an extinct species of spacefaring aliens, a top scientist has suggested. 
A space scientist has suggested ancient extraterrestrials could have lived on Mars, Venus or even Earth before disappearing without a trace. 
In a fascinating academic paper about “prior indigenous technological species,” Jason T. Wright from Pennsylvania State University raised the fascinating possibility that evidence of these extinct aliens could exist somewhere in the solar system. 
Wright is an astronomer who received global attention after suggesting an “alien megastructure” had been spotted in orbit around a distant star.Now the stargazer has said advanced aliens may have left behind “technosignatures” for us to find — if only we knew where to look for them.
Of course, this is exactly what Richard Hoagland has been talking about- and has been roundly attacked for doing so- for at least the past 40 years. But I suppose it's different when the very same theorizing comes from within the priesthood.



It's funny; last night I was cutting the grass and thinking about stuff. You know, like you do when you're cutting the grass. Then I started mulling over how simplistic and repetitive the Ancient Aliens show is and how quickly Giorgio Tsoukalos transformed himself into a cartoon character. 

But then I realized that's how educational indoctrination works in our culture. 

All kinds of teaching and training materials in public schools use cartoon characters, right? Walt Disney probably made a fortune licensing his characters for educational films. And it's through repetition that people really learn anything. 

So Ancient Aliens might chew over the same gristle year after year but that helps keep its messaging consistent as its audience ebbs and flows (read: enters/graduates high school). Love it or loathe it, you have to acknowledge that there's a cogent methodology at work there. 

Government-conditioning program or cult indoctrination, they all work out of the same toolbox.

Is it all leading up to some major revelation, the way 'Disclosure' advocates expect? Or is all leading up to some massive Project Blue Beam type of hoax? 

Well,  why would anyone expect it to? Why would anyone expect the skies to open- or not- as the climax of all this conditioning? 

The answer, of course, is Hollywood. Because that's the way it works in the movies. Real life doesn't usually work that way. 

However, no matter who or what is behind all this the fact remains that, like it or don't, AAT (and the UFO topic in general) have already dramatically changed our culture, our technology and our society. Certainly our popular culture. 

Being a bit long in the tooth it still boggles my mind how many younger people take the basic assumptions of AAT for granted, even if they haven't read a page of Sitchin or Von Daniken or even watched a single Ancient Aliens. They don't have to. So much of their favorite pop culture is neck deep in it.



*You can toss in the Sekret Machines project here, spearheaded by former Blink 182 guitarist Tom Delonge and Peter Levenda of Necronomicon and Sinister Forces fame, and involving all kinds of Deep State heavies such as John Podesta.


          The Covenant and the Cargo Cult: Rune Soup interview        


On the latest Rune Soup podcast, Gordon and I discuss the disappointment that is Alien: Covenant. Then we speculate about its place in the cargo cult worldview and the conditioning agenda prescribed in 1960 by the Brookings Institution. I've been working on a companion post for this discussion, which I hope to have up by tomorrow night at the latest.

I do my best to keep up with Gordon but effort only takes you so far. I'm out of practice with these kinds of things ( I barely say a word to anyone most of the day) and I was experiencing some major fibro fog because of the miserable weather we've been having here but Gordon goes above and beyond to pick up any slack. Gordon is a bonafide genius (I don't use that term lightly) and gets my vote as the Mozart of Podcasters. 

Alien: Covenant has been cited as one of the major under-performers of the summer season and has been (rightly) trashed by YouTube critics but seems to be an important part of this 57 year-old acclimation program we've all been subjected to (slow and steady wins the race, apparently). It's probably more interesting for the things it doesn't say (but implies) than anything you're actually seeing on the screen itself.

Gordon and I also speculate as to whether the current Deep State civil war had some kind of suppressive effect on a planned-but-aborted multimedia rollout that may include the Tom DeLonge Sekret Machines program and the drip-out of news stories like the mind-boggling Jason Wright/Penn State paper on ancient aliens. I usually don't much go for the whole "disclosure" meme but if you're looking for evidence that such a thing is actually underway that's a pretty good place to start.

There's a lot we didn't get to and I'll try to address some of the points I had laid out in my notes for this show but didn't get around to raising in my next post. Looking forward to hearing your feedback about the film.
          Trump’s “Popular Hawk” Dilemma        
It’s tough being Donald Trump. The Deep State hates you, the Neocons hate you, Conservatism Inc. hates you, GOP hacks hate you, and even the Alt-Right is sometimes less than complimentary. And that’s just from people who are supposed to be on your side. Despite all the “friendly fire” — and the relentless barrage from the Left — Trump has managed to keep things together and even nudged the country in the right direction. But more than that, he has become a symbol of hope to the masses long shut out of America’s so-called democratic processes, and the relationship is mutual. When Trump is in a corner it is the American people to whom he looks for support. This means that for Trump, popularity, expressed in poll numbers and approval ratings, is not just important around election time. It is of vital importance all the time, bigly. With the sound of sharpening impeachment knives forever ringing in his ears, popularity is his best defence against his enemies. If his numbers plummet, few would question unorthodox moves to oust him, no matter how underhanded. But with the people at his back, his enemies — at least some of them — would think twice. But how can he boost his popularity? There is the stuff that really resonates with his base — border security, the clamp down on illegal immigrants, draining the swamp, job-related anti-globalism, etc. But a lot of that, as we have seen, runs into all sorts of complex opposition from the cucks in Congress and an over-politicized judiciary. This means that path can often be a difficult, uphill struggle. In the realm of foreign policy, however, the President is more unfettered by the other branches of government. He is freer to do what he wants. For this reason foreign policy has become a kind of safety valve for the Trump administration. Whenever the domestic pressure is too intense and approval ratings are sliding, the administration can always find an escape in some popular piece of overseas posturing. Unfortunately the actions that seem to have the best payoff are hawkish chest-thumping acts. Whenever there is some tense stand-off, with accompanying footage of bombers, aircraft carriers, or marines being readied on TV, then — weirdest thing! — Trump’s numbers seem to either stop falling or rise. There are two reasons for this. One is that it galvanizes the patriotard element that has always been a massive part of the GOP base. The other is that the Leftist media is now a lot more Neocon than anyone (outside the Alt-Right) would have suspected possible. Whenever there is the smell of war in the air, suddenly Trump’s not such a bad guy after all. The President knows that if he wants to boost his numbers he merely has to pick a fight, rhetorical or otherwise, with some “dastardly” foreign power. A combined graph and timeline showing Trump’s approval and disapproval ratings during his first 100 days, published by the boomer cuck newspaper the Daily Telegraph, highlights some interesting points. Back in March when his approval rating was sagging towards the low 30s, the Trump administration managed to turn things around by releasing a number of statements criticising North Korea’s missile testing and pressuring China to do more to “rein in” Kim Jong-un. Then in April, he went along with the “Assad is gassing his people” narrative and bombed a largely deserted Syrian airbase. This stopped another slide in his numbers. Interestingly, it didn’t start his approval rating going the other way — it kind of levelled off — but this might have had something to do with the fact that the bombing was just a one-off firework show. However, later that month, Trump’s numbers did improve when Vice-President Pence made a speech declaring an end to the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea. But, like all preceding Presidents, Trump can’t just play the popular hawk anywhere. The options are severely limited to a small range of countries that are (a) not big enough to be really dangerous and (b) established in the American popular consciousness as “nasty, evil states” — thanks to the tireless efforts of the biased media. So, which countries are we talking about? Russia and China are still widely seen by the American public as being a bit on the “nasty” side, but because of their vast military forces and nuclear arsenals they are not usually on the hawk menu. This leaves Syria, North Korea, and Iran, as three places where Trump can reliably improve his ratings by beating the war drum. Syria is a low cost option. The administration can always dig up some fake gas attack and bomb away to its heart’s content. But because of the chaos in the country and the fact that ISIS or ISIS-lite would be the main beneficiaries from this, the US public is not too impressed. Also, Syria is too close to Iraq, reminding even patriotards of past failures. Only out-and-out real Neocons and Hezbollah haters see this as positive. So, low cost but also low returns. Iran is higher cost but also higher returns. A showdown with Iran of some sort would in theory boost Trump’s approval ratings, especially if they were sagging. Most Americans still have a highly negative image of Iran in their heads. This is related to America’s past humiliations and former Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s supposed comments about wiping “America’s greatest ally” off the face of the Earth. But actually Iran is quite different from its image. It is far from the Islamist caricature that patriotards like to paint. More importantly, any stand-off with Iran that went beyond sanctions or rhetoric would be extremely high cost, as (a) Iran would be backed up by Russia to some degree and (b) occupies perhaps the most strategically vital position in the world, overlooking the Straits of Hormuz. North Korea, by contrast, occupies a rather remote corner of North East Asia. A bit of brinkmanship here is less of a […]
          â€œNervous System Manipulation by Electromagnetic Fields Through Monitors” Patent US6506148 B2        
Victurus Libertas has taken on a subject that we don’t find many others discussing, and that is the subject of “Targeting”.  An increasingly large group of people may feel that certain other groups are “targeting” them in various ways.  These people who feel they are being targeted are referred to as TI’s, or “targeted individuals”. Some of the targeted individuals are doctors, scientists, actors, people who are talking about things the government or Deep State may...
          These 10 Democrat Senators Are Up For Re-Election…SPREAD THIS So We Can FIRE THEM!        

The Senate Democrats have been one of the five major forces fighting against President Trump and American values ever since Inauguration Day. In addition to the Deep State, the “Never Trumpers,” the RINOs (Republicans in Name Only), and the lying mainstream (fake news) media, the Senate Democrats are perhaps the biggest obstruction and greatest threat […]

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          10 Urgent preparedness items you’ll need when Trump wins the election next Tuesday        
This is a message from ‘The Health Ranger' Mike Adams from NaturalNews.com. For almost a year, he has been publicly predicting that Donald Trump will win the election. Now, with the deep state turning against Hillary — and with damning evidence about to be leaked that will take her down forever — a Trump victory […]
          How Far Will Your Hate Go?        

It's no secret Democrats hate Trump.  In fact, they've turned it into a fine art form. Starting with the election and continuing daily, a never-ending crescendo of vitriol has been spewing forth from liberal Democrats against Trump and his supporters. Fueled by seditious deep state leaks and egged on and amplified by a partisan mainstream […]

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          It seems the Deep State just won't stop        
(Via Michael Bane on Facebook)

I'd really like to write about something else. Almost anything else, really. But you can't pay attention to current events in the US and not have this come to your attention, and it's too important to ignore, so I'm going to say a bit about it.

I'm referring to the article "The Slow-Motion Coup d’Etat picks up steam" by William A. Jacobson on Legal Insurrection. Excellent article; well written. So well written that I can give you the first paragraph along with the last two for the purposes of my discussion and allow you to read the remainder at your leisure.

First paragraph:

Since the election there has been an unprecedented attempt to unwind the election result. Events have accelerated on several fronts lately with attempts from outside and within to paralyze the Trump administration.

Last two paragraphs:

Not only is the Trump administration under unprecedented attack from outside, the foxes are inside the henhouse, and are gutting it from the inside out.

The attempt to unwind the 2016 election through paralyzing the Trump administration is a serious threat to our liberty. Our most basic of institutions, the transfer of power through elections, is under attack.

Between those Jacobson lays out his case for those statements, and lays it out well. However, as I said, if you've been paying attention, this is already obvious to you. The incessant media drum beating since the morning after the election, the crazed whining of the left, the seeming endless protests from January to May, all of it organized--yes, I said organized--to cripple the Trump presidency.

As Jacobson points out during that time we also had the "All Russia, all the time" crowd and enough leaks to sink a battleship. So far, they've all failed in their primary goal, which has been to force Trump out. The Left has committed the cardinal sin of under-estimating their opponent. He doesn't play by their rules, and the pressure that would have driven a conventional politician out of office and simply rolled off his back.

They have, however, caused no end of trouble and continue to cause it. I suspect the "chaos" that is currently one of the talking points of the chattering class is simply the beginning Trump's effort to put an end to some of this, the leaks in particular. I hope AG Session's moves plus General John Kelly's appointment as White House Chief of Staff indicate that the President is now fully fed up with the situation and is, in effect, taking off the gloves.

Of course, I 've been wrong before, so we'll have to see how this plays out. I will be cheered considerably if we see a couple of perp walks in the next week or two. Or perhaps H.R. McMasters' head on a pike outside of Ft. Meade.

Even if the leaks subside, we still have Special Counsel Robert Mueller trolling about with what appears to be on its way to becoming a years-long fishing expedition, now complete with its very own Grand Jury. Nothing Good Will Come From This. Think Whitewater.

In the meantime, Trump's base of supporters is still as loyal now as they were in November. If you watched any of last night's speech in West Virginia, it's apparent the man still has 100% of their support. They love the guy, and they are not buying into the media narrative. If anything, they are digging in deeper in support of him than they were in November, and he's slowly recruiting more as news such as improving job numbers keep coming out.

You want a civil war? This is how you get a civil war. One side who thinks that they are smarter than everyone else, that they are entitled to lead, that they are, in essence, better, than everyone else. The other side one that looks at those people and their smug self-assuredness in the same way one looks at dog crap that has just been tracked on to the living room carpet.

Let either side get into a position where they can enforce the entirety (or perhaps even the majority) of their will on the other without any sort of escape route (#Calexit, anyone?), and you will see a civil war, or something close enough to it that it makes no difference.

It may already be too late. We don't know what's going on out of our sight in backrooms or via encrypted emails (or unencrypted email servers in someone's bathroom). The events may already be underway for this war's version of Ft. Sumter for all we know.

I'm not going to preach at you to be prepared. You've heard that sermon enough times already. If you haven't taken that step, hearing it again won't move you. I am going to say that this is the time to learn the minds and hearts of your friends, neighbors and co-workers. I'm not saying pry into their business, but listen when they talk. Get a feel for their beliefs and try to get an idea which side they might come down on if push comes to shove.

Above all, pay attention. Don't rely on me or anyone else for information or warnings. While I appreciate your reading my thoughts on the matter, do your own reading and your own synthesizing.
Develop your own sources, get the data and turn it into information yourself.

Remember, the curse has come true--we live in interesting times. Now we get to deal with it.
          10 Reasons Crystal Chose Hypnobabies        
Crystal took Hypnobabies and tells her reasons why in her blog post. Here are 2 of my favorite reasons – • We learned how to enter self-hypnosis with the drop of a finger (literally!) achieving deep states of relaxation very quickly and easily. I’ve always struggled with meditation yet with self-hypnosis I’m able to turn […]
          ROGER STONE: ALEX JONES INFOWARS 8/7/17 (pt-4)         

Alex Jones

Here's the latest of the Deep State


                  
Just a Thought...
Yet Another Diversion 
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

All this opioid nonsense is just a diversion from the real news...'deep state' trying to take President Trump down
                  
Investigative Report: 
Generals Stirring the Proverbial Political Pot
By: Diane Sori/ The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Last Friday AG Jeff Sessions held a press conference to address the ongoing leaks that are affected the Trump presidency...a press conference I expected so much from only to get little to nothing of substance. Same old, same old, was the order of the day to such a degree that I am convinced Jeff Sessions is not up to the task he is now charged with. With the demeanor of a milquetoast of sorts, what Trump needs from his AG, especially with the leaks actually increasing not decreasing, would be what amounts to a bull in a China shop...and simply...Jeff Sessions ain't it.

"This nation must end the culture of leaks"...Sessions said, stating the obvious when the obvious did not need to be said. And saying that the DOJ might...I repeat...might...as in there's a possibility it will not...begin reviewing the potential for media subpoenas...shows a laize-faire attitude towards a media whose actions amount to treason if what they are willfully leaking affects national security or the safety of our troops. I did, however, agree when Sessions said that the press does not have an "unlimited" role in American society. "They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance the press' role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in our intelligence community, the armed forces, and all law-abiding Americans," were his exact words rightfully said, but following those words was no stating of how to do what his words insinuated we do.

A let down for sure yet not unexpected when a weak man is put into a position that calls for a man of fortitude and strength...not one whose strongest words to the leakers were, “Don't do it.”The leakers must be shaking in their boots with that one...sarcastically said.
 
And the timing of this press conference was laughable at best for it was announced just the day before a new and most grievous of leaks hit the public venues...as in the transcripts of private telephone conversations between President Trump and the president of Mexico, and President Trump and the prime minister of Australia. 
 
“No government can be effective when its leaders cannot discuss sensitive matters in confidence or talk freely in confidence with foreign leaders," Sessions said, again stating the obvious while ignoring the fact that the answer to the leaking is hiding in plain site. And I cannot believe that AG Jeff Sessions has no clue as to who the leaker is...but I'll say again what I have said since day one...I believe National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster is the very man they all seek.

Now I will lay out my case for why McMaster must go.

I first stated some reasons for believing so almost immediately upon his appointment, and wrote about it back in March in article titled, The Manipulation of Willful Ignorance...an article you can read in-full by simply clicking on said title. Briefly and to the point, Gen. H.R. McMaster is an islamic-condoner whose beliefs about islam and the enemy we currently face are directly in opposition to those of President Trump...in opposition to such a degree that he vocally supported Barack HUSSEIN Obama's 'very bad' nuclear deal with Iran. 
 
And McMaster on numerous occasions has stated that he believes islam is a religion of peace hijacked by radicals, as could be witnessed in his first words said to his new staff after he assumed the national security advisor position...words to the affect that he considered the term “radical islamic terrorism” both “unhelpful”and “counterproductive,”and that eliminating that term would be “an improvement” in how we fight the enemy. 
 
An improvement in how we fight those out to kill us all I think not for the man who said those words believes that the term radical islamic terrorism as per his own words, “angers the Muslim world, stokes anti-American fires, and endangers U.S. troops and national security,” forgetting that words are not a weapon of war...actions taken are. 
 
And all of McMaster's words said fit perfectly together with Obama's words that we must “win the hearts and minds of the enemy”...that we dare not send his brethren to kingdom come where they truly belong. And really why wouldn't McMaster say what he says and do what he does for I believe the general is an Obama operative...as he is a holdover from the Obama administration...one of but a few generals not fired by Obama when he purged his command of generals he deemed "not loyal" to his way of fighting the enemy...or should I say not fighting the enemy. 
 
An Obama operative 'planted' to do as much damage to the Trump presidency as he can do for who would dare to question the doings or decisions of a lieutenant general with an almost impeccable military record, but a general who is a known anti-Semite who hates Israel (remember, Gen. McMaster was the lone voice against President Trump visiting the Western Wall and if Trump insisted on doing so not to let Netanyahu accompany him for fear it would offend muslims not because of falsely reported security concerns), and who like Obama has no love or respect for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unlike President Trump who does and also calls him friend. 

But even with this, what I want to know is who recommended and got President Trump to appoint as national security advisor a man who opposes almost all of his 'to-do' list...the start of which is the fact that McMaster opposes the president's temporary muslim travel ban; that McMaster opposes getting us out of Afghanistan while wanting us further engaged in Syria; and that he wants the 'very bad' Iranian nuclear deal kept in place as is. And to McMaster, China is not a big issue...to Trump it rightfully is.

So the rumor mill is ripe with possibilities but seems to be zeroing in on RINO Sen. John McCain as the one who pushed for McMaster's appointment after the firing of Gen. Flynn, and that he did so while pretending to have buried the hatchet after Trump apologized for some questionable words said about McCain's war-time service in Viet Nam...words said during a contentious campaign season. And if these rumors are true McCain buried the hatchet all right...right in President Trump's back.

And now on top of all this surfaces an undated and unclassified letter Gen. H.R. McMaster himself wrote and sent via U.S. snail-mail...a letter delivered the last week in April...to Obama's former National Security Advisor Susan Rice...she of Benghazi talk show infamy and he using Obama's oft said catch phrase “going forward”in the second line of said letter. And in this letter McMaster gave Rice permission to not only keep her top-secret security clearance, but he also afforded her both “unfettered”and “continuing”access to highly classified information as well as waiving her “need-to-know”requirement on any and all...as in everything...she viewed and/or received during her tenure under Obama. 
 
And what makes this beyond grievous is the fact that McMaster allowed Susan Rice these privileges even after she had been exposed as the one who “unmasked” bothmembers of President Trump’s transition team and other Americans surveilled under the Obama administration...even giving some of their names to the media and the press.

But know that under some specific circumstances as per “Executive Order 13526 Section 4.4 Access by Historical Researchers and Certain Former Government Personnel,” certain senior government officials can be given what's called “unfettered” access to classified information, with their “need to know”being waived for a set period of time. But the question is why would one of Trump's key advisors give such privileges to someone now under Congressional investigation...especially someone who is assuredly part of the shadow government trying to take this president down. Simply, they would not unless that person was not loyal to the man he now works for, but was a man whose loyalty and allegiances still lie with the very man who runs said shadow government...as in one Barack HUSSEIN Obama. 
 
But the bottom line concerning this letter and what amounts to McMaster overstepping his bounds...his position is an advisory one not one where he can delegate policy...means that with Susan Rice actually no longer holding a government position and with Obama who appointed her no longer president, Rice should no longer be in possession of or have any access to any paper work or computer files she had when she was working in her official government capacity...it is as simple as that. And McMaster knew this, still did what he did, and said not a word about it to President Trump.

And dare we forget that McMaster has fired many folks our president trusted and counted on. To name just a few... McMaster fired top White House intelligence aide Ezra Cohen-Watnick who played a key role in exposing Obama's appointed personnel eavesdropping on Trump officials; he fired Rich Higgins, senior director for strategic planning after he wrote a memo about globalists and islamist collaborating together to subvert Trump’s policy agenda; and just recently McMaster fired Col. Derek Harvey, the senior director for the Middle East after 'supposed' complaints from Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a McMaster ally of sorts who, unfortunately while a great military tactician, takes a somewhat soft stance on islam itself while taking a somewhat questionable stance on Israel. More on this in a bit.

To add to the list of those fired by McMaster is Adam Lovinger, senior director for strategic assessments, fired after he attended a bar-mitzvah in Israel because he accused anti-Trump bureaucrats of politicizing the security clearance process; as well as Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland, who was forced out of the NSC in April. And according to word out of D.C., McMaster is still firing others...including any and all opposed to Obama's 'very bad' nuclear deal...and any and all who dare to mention any of Obama's islamic-condoning holdovers.

But what did and do most of these folks have in common... first, most were hired by Gen. Michael Flynn, the very man Trump first appointed as national security advisor and a man who dared to tell the truth about muslims and islam. And second, most of those fired were champions of Israel... with many being Jewish...and were opposed to the 'so-called' Palestinians so-wanted two-state solution...the solution to help her enemies nail Israel's coffin shut.

And if all I stated was not reason enough to fire McMaster there's the matter of both his Deputy Security Advisor Dina Habib-Powell...a close friend of Obama's roomie and still string-puller Valerie Jarrett as well as being friends with Huma 'Muslim Brotherhood' Abedin...and of Kris Bauman, the man he appointed the National Security Council’s new "point man" on all things Israel. 

First...Habib-Powell. This woman is a member of Vital Voices, an organization founded and co-chaired by none other than Hillary Clinton herself and its rumored to be yet another part of her "donation racket"...and she is the one person reported to work hand-in-hand with McMaster...sort of a 'twofer' if you will. But here's a bit of extremely disconcerting information...in the 1990s Habib-Powell was actually caught leaking to the press “negative stories”on Ginny Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas. 

Birds of a feather it seems as what one got caught doing the other is now highly suspected of doing...and I believe did do...or even did it together.

Second...Kris Bauman. McMaster appointed Bauman, a fellow islamic-condoner, Hamas supporter/apologist and John Kerry protege...who believes that the “Israel Lobby” is a threat and that Israel should be pressured into making concessions to islamic terrorists as well as retreat to its now indefensible '67 borders...and a man who when part of the Obama team's last round of peace talks said, “the Obama Administration must find creative (but legal) ways to include Hamas in a solution”...to basically be his personal advisor on Israel. A man who believes that Israel is at fault for the failure of all previous peace efforts and that peace can only be achieved when the U.S. applies enough diplomatic and economic pressure on Israel, will now be advising our president via McMaster on critical Israeli-Palestinian issues.

A friend and supporter of Israel Gen. H.R. McMaster is not no matter the media's or his supporter's claim to the contrary as his NSC is now full of anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian, supporters.

And last for now it must be said that it was Gen. McMaster himself along with his recently appointed Senior Director of Counter-Terrorism Mustafa Javed Ali...who is CAIR’s 'so-called' diversity outreach coordinator...blocked anti-islamic activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali from formally presenting her paper on radical islamic terrorism at the NSC unless an official representative from CAIR could speak to refute her work. Traveling to D.C. to present her work before the Senate, McMaster was also the one who prevented Ali from meeting with President Trump, allowing her only an 'informal' meeting with NSC members.

But even with all I presented here know there is more that will come out about Gen. H.R. McMaster and those he surrounds himself with...after all he appears to be James Comey's 'deep state' replacement...much more to add to the case for his firing (and dare I say arrest for subversion) for McMaster serves solely at the pleasure of the president, and like his buddy Comey, he can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.

“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” - words once said by Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis.

A bit ago I mentioned Secretary of Defense James Mattis... a man 'eased' into retirement by Obama...but know that one critical Middle East stance of his raises some red flags for me for Gen. Mattis, has instead of placing blame for the region’s unrest on islam’s 1,400-year-old violent history, he places the blame for regional anti-Western, anti-American, sentiments and hostilities on the “Arab street’s” perception of the “injustice of oppression” supposedly suffered by the Palestinians under the Israeli occupation. In fact, in 2013 at the Aspen Security Forum, Mattis defended...and still defends...the two-state solution saying,“I paid a military security price every day as the commander of CENTCOM because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel.”

Guess what we are and rightly so as Israel is the Middle East's only democracy...a beacon of freedom amongst those out to kill us all...as well as being our staunchest ally.

And Gen. Mattis also recently stated that Israel's control of Judea and Samaria was “unsustainable,” and that Jewish “settlements”could turn Israel into an “apartheid state.” Sounds a bit too close to words said by Obama if you ask me, but remember, General Mattis was Obama's appointee to head CentCom.

But please don't get me wrong as I support our military one hundred plus percent, but supporting our military does not mean I cannot disagree with some choices made for why out of our vast military pool of possible choices did President Trump give two key positions to one holdover Obama appointee and the other a man who might or might not be a true supporter of Israel. Why...obviously our president is being given cleverly manipulated information... information not to help his presidency succeed but information to help in destroying it...and to do so via his own appointees.

Also, and with all honor and due respect for their service, I feel it must be noted that maybe the time has come for our political leaders to realize that those military men and women who came of age and wore our nation's uniform during the Viet Nam era up to the time of the First Gulf War fought a different type of war and a vastly different enemy than we are fighting today. And so when choosing military men to lead our troops into today's wars and even when choosing those who will advise our president, maybe those people should be drawn only from those valiant and brave men and women who have lived and fought...and maybe still do... during this age of escalating islamic terrorism for they know first hand better than most the here and now tangibles of the enemy we currently face.

And in the case of Gen. Mattis, who not long ago told Congress that we are "not winning" the war in Afghanistan (see and hear the general saying those words here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iRcRLsbFxc)...not a great morale booster for our troops currently on the ground or those being sent there...the most important question that must be asked is are we, under his command, really winning in the Middle East more so than we were before. Unfortunately, I think not for while Mosul has been won back from ISIS control that winning in the long run remains tentative at best...Syria is still in turmoil as we continue to support the wrong side as in the anything but 'rebels' who are tentacles of ISIS and al-Qaeda...and Iran gets closer everyday to its goal of wiping Israel off the map.

So while the good general wages an intensely focused battle against ISIS, the fact remains that there is more to the Middle East conundrum than just ISIS, including the political battle of words we fight with our NATO allies over Israel...Israel who NATO condemns while they excuse the actions of the islamists even as their countries are being invaded and overrun by said islamists. And we have our own problems right here at home in that certain policy setters and advisors, while not condoning the islamists per se, still refuse to stand strong and admit who the enemy we fight really is...as in islam itself. And Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis is one such person, for this general above all else should know that you cannot win a war against an enemy you still refuse to name.

And that leads into the question do military men make good politicians or good cabinet choices. To that, except for some well-known exceptions, I'm not so sure they do. And why...while service in the military does prepare someone to make tough decisions and show leadership especially in times of war...politics is and will always remain a game that most times does not play by the rules. And with the military demanding allegiance to a certain set of rules above all else, and with politicians rarely playing by the rules, a politician is better suited to play the dirty game called politics. But a military leader close at hand is needed for their battle, weapons, tactical, and delegating of duties expertise, but even that can turn into a game playing negative when said military leader is not really part of the...in this case... president's team.

This is surely the case with Gen. H.R. McMaster who needs to be sent packing post-haste, but in the case of General James Mattis and even to some degree with newly appointed Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, only time, battles won, right sides taken, and people rightfully fired will tell. But know that sometimes too much brass itself does indeed tarnish the proverbial political pot especially when that political pot is hand delivered by Barack HUSSEIN Obama... the still in operation enemy within.

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          Seth Rich $7 Million Dollar GoFraudMe Page More Proof of Death Hoax        
The Seth Rich murder conspiracy hoax was fabricated by the Media and the DC Freemasons (Police) and deep state, but it really exposes how psychopathic the media is. They fabricated the conspiracy then ridiculed people for calling it a conspiracy, knowing people would think the media is covering up the truth. The media always wanted Trump but they played Good Cop/Bad Cop per freemasonry. They created the hoax, made it viral, to implant doubts about Clinton into the voters minds. They did this throughout the entire election season, constantly fabricating conspiracies and other fake news to steer the people into electing Trump.
          â€˜Deep State’: primeras fotos y los nuevos actores de la serie        

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          PBC News & Comment: Trump Expected To Sign New Sanctions for Russia        
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          Deep State Sets Economic Implosion For October        

          US RUSSIAN TRADE WAR BEGINS        
RUSSIA AND US NOW AT WAR

Deep State Sets Economic Implosion For October - YouTube

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So the Clowns in Washington D.C. - (DC Clowns) are at it again - this time cooking up a “War” with the rest of the world - which is funny considering the Russian Federation and the US Corporation are both licensed in London and owned by the same people and financially run by the Bank of London.

The GSA gives Serco money, they come up with these elaborate plans, send the Information to Entrust Company (Federal Bridge Authority) and the then distribute the news through the Computer Program called Daemon, and we get these horrible things happening - like Congress voting 413-2 to pass a bill that would declare a Trade War - all paid for by you - the Tax Payer through the GSA.

Unfortunately - these wars kill people and we need to pray that those involved are immediately shut down and repent or leave Planet Earth.

So here is what President Medvedev State (CEO Of Russian Federation) after President Trump signed a Trade War Bill and stated he would not implement it:

“The signing of sanctions against Russia into law by the US President leads to several consequences.

First, any hope of improving our relations with the New US Administration is over.

Second, the US just declared a Full-Scale trade war on Russia.

Third, the Trump administration demonstrated it is utterly powerless, and in the most humiliating manner transferred executive powers to Congress”

And on and on he goes - but keep in mind that it was Congress who made the Declaration of War - not President Trump.

In response the White House staff is going on vacation for 17 days as does most of Congress.

The reason he White House staff is leaving is so the security can sweep the White House for listening Devices - I mean redo the heater ducts.

In the mean time - Russia is now implementing a “Master Chain” protocol and will now begin trading in their own Bit Coins called “GAS.”

Using the same technology the Crypto Coin Etherium uses (Which has been hacked several times) this New Trading Platform will be used to trade with across the world.

Keep in mind that the Central Bank of Russia developed this new GAS Crypto and the Central Bank of Russia is owned by the Federal Reserve System.

What this may mean to you and I is that the Economy will crash by October - or at least - that is the plan for the elites.

As for the Federal Court Deadline for all states to pay back their Hospitals and Doctors by 22 August or shut down all essential service - it looks like the Girly US Marshals will ignore these orders.

President Trump needs to bring in his Own Security Forces to contain the US Marshals, Secret Service and the FBI  Girls and Boys at the top.

We shall see what he actually does.

As for the elimination of the US Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency - it is time.
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I spent 3 hours calling the US Treasury departments asking about how we can access our own Treasury Direct Accounts and what I found out was disturbing:

1) Almost ALL US Treasury Employees are GOD’s in their own eyes - as are most Government Employees.

2) Yes - this is your money but you can’t have access to it. If you touch it you will be arrested and charged with a Felony even though you broke no laws AND you will be arrested and held without a trial for as long as these GOONS please.

3) Even as an Ambassador and a  Federal Officer they treat you like dirt.

4) They are violating their own laws and protocols at all levels and therefore need to go away as the World’s Reserve Currency.

5) They feel like they are taking care of the world and THEY Rule the world and they let you know at every level that THE can destroy anyone they want to at any time because the can.

It is my guess that this entire Congressional Debacle of declaring a trade war on Russia was set up to bring these Arrogant Puppies to their knees.

Sound like Tyranny?

GOD will now deal with these Ignorantly Arrogant folks for their way they now treat the public.

Perhaps GOD will bring these Treasury Department PIGs to their knees where they can see eternity and they will change.

Pray that there is a Huge Change and all of these employees either repent or get fired immediately.
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by baldilocks Every now and then I wonder how differently my life might have gone had I made different choices. For instance, I wonder how deeply I might be involved in the so-called Deep State had I remained a part of the intelligence community. But that’s one decision I have no regrets about. When I […]
          'Aspiring Pastor' Hillary Goes From Seances And SpiritCooks To Bible Thumping        

'Aspiring Pastor' Hillary Goes From Seances And SpiritCooks To Bible Thumping


Aug 8, 2017 1:07 PM from Zero Hedge

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com

According to deep state’s department of brand management & optics, Atlantic division, the ever-pious Hillary Clinton wants to become a pastor – a move which is sure to bring religious rust-belt swing voters back to the blue side for any future political endeavors…

“Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her longtime pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures Clinton’s long campaign to modulate—and sometimes obscure—expressions of her faith.” –The Atlantic

Because what better way to make people forget about a massive pay-for-play scheme, raping Haiti, and a bitchy image than God?

Seances

While Hillary has apparently been in the closet for decades over her desire to preach, she turned heads in the 90’s when investigative journalist Bob Woodward wrote in his book â€˜The Choice,” that Clinton “held imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Ghandi as therapeutic release.” When an advisor suggested that she communicate with Jesus Christ, she declined, saying it would be “too personal.”

Satanic Idols

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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-08/aspiring-pastor-hillary-goes-seances-and-spiritcooks-bible-thumping





          Comment on Gab.ai: The Free Speech Social Media Alternative to Facebook and Twitter by robken        
If the US is stupid enough to attack North Korea it will go down in history (that is of course if we are able to tell history after Armageddon) as the most war mongering nation on the planet. The media (MSM) and it' owners will also have the same honors as that have been responsible for promoting the US into dropping bombs on nations that have not attacked the US. North Korea has never attacked another country while America has a long list of invasions, death and destruction. North Korea has said it would stop its nuclear program if the US stop its war games on its borders. This is information you don't hear on the media. This shows the US is provoking NK into war and has the media (propaganda machine) working furiously on its behalf. Russia and China will inevitably be drawn into the US (imperial tyranny) global goal of world dominance. This will of course be the end of civilization as we know it today - not that the US can be called civilized; just look at the US record since WWII - below is an example of US tyranny. Now the US is building a Naval Base in the Ukraine to add to the 1000 other bases they have around the world - this is why America has no health care, why our infrastructure is going to pot, and why our elderly and poor go to bed hungry - our environmental laws are being shredded while the people are silent, being given misinformation by our corrupt government and media. The US is no longer a democratic state, it has become a dictatorship run by the Pentagon and its agencies (deep state). This madness will continue unless the people rise up and demand an end to US aggression/terrorism. We the people have the power to do this we just have to say no, we will not empower you anymore. Trump and his sycophants are not in control they are puppets and the string are being manipulated by the psychopaths in the Pentagon. Read Peter Mitchells comment on Facebook.
          Can You Be Hypnotized?        

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But there are varying degrees of depth of hypnosis, and hypnotherapy doesn’t require a deep state of hypnosis. It can be beneficial at varying levels of depth. The self hypnosis CDs and downloads that I have produced are designed to take someone from a completely awake state into some degree of hypnosis.

Susceptibility to suggestion is also impacted by repetition. The more you hear a message, the more likely you will be to able accept is as fact, to buy into it, whether consciously or not. This is also true in everyday life.

Some people take to hypnosis quite effortlessly, while others need a bit more practice. Their degree of susceptibility might be influenced by other conditions around them, and they may find they need just exactly the right circumstances to achieve hypnosis.

But the most important contributor to someone’s susceptibility to hypnosis is really their attitude. If someone tries it and has immediate success, that’s terrific. But if the first time you listen to a hypnosis CD and you do not achieve hypnosis, some people will stop at that and conclude that it doesn’t work. That’s unfortunate, because if people are willing to commit to listening to the recordings regularly, and to finding the ideal conditions for themselves, they will achieve some degree of hypnosis, which will benefit them.

Hypnosis is about suggestion, and there is a degree of suggestion to all forms of therapy. If there are any prerequisites to qualify someone as a candidate for hypnosis, it’s attitude first and foremost. Sure other intellectual variances may factor in, like concentration and imagination, but they would likely affect the level of hypnosis, rather than the ability to achieve it in the first place.

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          Groupthink at The Deep State        
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          Get a Better Grip on the Convoluted War In Syria        

This video is from Ezra Klein and Vox, but it is worth watching. They do an excellent job of explaining the timeline and who is involved with whom for what apparent reasons. It also adds some interesting fuel to the Obama/Deep state Russian influence narrative: the US and Russia have been fighting on opposite sides of […]

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          Comment on Yes Bob… This Shit Really Does Just Write Itself.. by High Plains Drifter        
Not if I can help it. This shitbag was the chairman of King and Spaudings " Government Investigations practice group" In and out of the DOJ for self enrichment , to put on his huge resume'. Shitbag GSK attorney Lauren Stevens also used King and Spaulding for her scapegoat as her defense in hiding the off label promotion of Welbutrin, among other things...and got by with it. Did the other shitbags at King and Spaulding pay any consequence ? Hell no because in reality it was Stevens decision herself...the DOJ prosecutor, Sara Bloom the same one that let GSK off the hook in the 3 billion dollar gift case, also lost this case. She should not have even been prosecuting Stevens, with little Court "trial" experience...yet she did..WHY ?because she was in on the fix in my opinion...just as she was for 10 years coddling GSK and their attorneys...in the off label and kickback case. Christopher Wray was at DOJ from 2003-2005 In the GSK case also, then back to King and Spaulding. His resume says he was " involved in off label promotion defense and other issues involving healthcare at King and Spaulding " He also worked under the shitbag James Comey at DOJ, who stated " No reasonable prosecutor would indict Hillary Clinton and her email scandal, the basement setup !!! Nut job. Long story short, while Trump may not be aware of the Stewart Dolin trial or the Lauren Stevens trial, or even that most people would have a hard time imagining that Eric Holder, another shitbag with revolving door syndrome, probably never fully recused himself in the GSK case...he needs to be informed. The swamp is not being drained, it is increasingly deeper if Wray becomes FBI chief. Just think, Wray working for Enron , another scandal at King and Spaulding...will have to recuse himself with practically every Fortune 500 company, as cases come against them. I think it's over folks, the Deep State career bastards are everywhere ...and nobody can even figure it all out. King and Spaulding brag about all the revolving door crinals they have among their 900 attorneys. These slimebags are the "4th" branch of government and have infiltrated the other 3 branches, something which our founding fathers could not have imagined. Disgusting and probably eventually the downfall of of our Country.... Fucking attorneys, scum to the core for the most part...and I've met a lot over the last 15 years...follow the money--never a statement more true.
          #NewWorldNextWeek: Reality Intercept, Londonistan, SCOTUS Assets (Audio)        
This week on the New World Next Week: A suspicious deep state leaker is arrested after her leak is intercepted by The Intercept; Britain turns to internet censorship after the latest false flag; and SCOTUS reins in asset forfeiture... a little bit.
          #NewWorldNextWeek: Reality Intercept_ed as Deep State Winner Busted (Video)        
This week on the New World Next Week: A suspicious deep state leaker is arrested after her leak is intercepted by The Intercept; Britain turns to internet censorship after the latest false flag; and SCOTUS reins in asset forfeiture... a little bit.
          Sleep: Key to Good Health        
sleep-key-to-good-healthDid you know that healthy sleep is not just about quantity, it’s also about quality?Sleep.

We all know it’s important for our health and we probably all want more of it.

But, did you know that healthy sleep is not just about quantity, it’s also about quality?

Getting deep, restorative sleep can help us in all aspects of our lives — from boosting our overall wellness to providing that extra source of support on our recovery journey.

Cassandra Carlopio is a mindfulness meditation and yoga nidra instructor who works at treatment centers throughout Southern California.

She discusses how she incorporates education about sleep and napping into her recovery work and shares some relaxation strategies she teaches to help people access a deep state of restorative sleep.
          The Cabinet Of Doctor Trumpligari        

Tomorrow's newspaper column:
Ben Carson said it was spontaneous, and Ben knows states of mind because he just explained that’s what poverty is, a state of mind. Which you can tell because homeless people should pretend they’re in a house then maybe they would be. I never thought of it how Ben said which I should of. And that was after he figured out what was on Egyptian minds who built pyramids for grain which come to think of it the people who stacked those rocks weren’t exactly rolling in dollars which brings it all together.

So anyhow, what we’re talking about here is the cabinet meeting Trump had which I’m sure you’ve seen video so I won’t.* Some say it’s like North Korea or Russia but not me because their video quality isn’t all that good plus when Donald started congratulating himself which he’s entitled to on signing so much legislation he stopped way sooner than Kim would have or Putin. By the way I’m not like some people who say signing executive orders isn’t the same as legislation which I don’t care if he hasn’t learned that part and Paul Ryan doesn’t either.

After Trump stopped telling us his excellency which he wouldn’t have needed to if the fake press hadn’t been spending so much time finding stuff out and spreading it around, he gave everyone in the room time to speak which is generous because that’s who he is. His charities and all and those big cardboard checks which you can’t cash but you can bet he sends real ones.

Boy those people didn’t hold back. One after one, and it gave me a thrill up my leg, they sung his praise like people singing praise of someone they felt like singing praise of but not told to. It was American as heck and I can’t figure out why other presidents haven’t had their cabinets and cabinettes do the same. Out it came, the praise did, everyone having the same idea spontaneously. Spontaneity like that just doesn’t happen. And there’s nothing wrong with it because there’s a reason.

For one thing, ever since Boris Putin stopped helping him with the election it seems like President The Donald is sort of losing friends outside the White House which finally has Melania and Barron in it which ought to make him feel better and they held hands for a minute so much he forgot to notice Barron. Besides, pats on the back are good unless there’s a knife which there isn’t because they all said how much they like him even though Republicans like James Comey and Robert Mueller are giving him grief but not ones in Congress which if they haven’t by now. And if a president can’t praise himself who can other than his hires and hirettes who did it right off the top of their heads.

So no it wasn’t creepy and he’s in charge and he doesn’t lie.

What’s creepy is all that fake news about Russia and even if it’s not fake what’s the big deal. It’s not like they tried to hack election machines in all fifty states and even if they did they only made it in thirty-nine* which, hey, it’s a free country. Besides when it was discovered Barack Hussein Obama got all hot and bothered and if that doesn’t tell you how the rest of us should feel about it nothing does because he also got all hot (it’s a pun) and bothered about global warming which only God can do. Also he called Russia about it on one of those red phones that Jared wants so why not.

Plus no one thinks Russia managed to change votes because there’s no evidence although some states don’t have paper trails and don’t want to like Georgia which is having a big close election so don’t be stupid. Good for Republicans in Congress for saying no when Obama tried to declare voting machines vital infrastructure so Homeland Security could help protect them which isn’t suspicious and if sharing your own private notes isn’t leaking it should be.

The only thing who calls this serious is the deep state which I never heard of before but it’s real.
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*Okay, okay. 
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          This Wasn't Just a Primary Victory. This Was a Revolution - Advances Movement for Racial and Criminal Justice        
Larry Krasner's victory for Philadelphia District Attorney is huge! Krasner has been the main defense attorney for #BlackLivesMatter and Occupy and has freed 80 prisoners on wrongful conviction charges. He ran to end stop-and-frisk, end cash bail, and treat drug law violators via the public health rather than criminal justice system.

 

Few people have seen the big picture of criminal justice in Philadelphia the way that Kevin Harden Jr. has seen it -- selling drugs on the street corners of West Philly and even wounded in a gun fight as a youth, then turning it all around, getting his law degree and spending a half dozen years in the district attorney's office under Seth Williams.
 
Now in private practice, the 31-year-old Harden spent his Election Day working for the man who promised to radically change that system, the veteran civil-rights attorney Lawrence Krasner.
 
"Larry understands that poor people get the short end of the stick," Harden told me by phone early last night from Election Court, where he was challenging campaign irregularities on his candidate's behalf. He cited Kranser's promise to end cash bail and not lock up non-violent arrestees who pose no apparent threat to the community. "He's going to be sensible -- to make sure his policies don't affect the poorest and most marginal communities."
 
OK, it's true that the vast majority of folks didn't bother to even vote today, and it's hard to compete with the must-see TV of the NBA draft lottery and the slow-motion implosion of Donald Trump's presidency. So maybe you didn't hear the big boom that went off around 9:45 p.m., the moment that Kranser was declared the winner in the seven-candidate Democratic primary to replace the scandal-scarred Williams as DA.
 
What was that sound? Nothing less than the stirrings of a whole different kind of revolution from the city that gave America the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights -- a revolution aimed at finally undoing draconian justice regime that had turned the Cradle of Liberty into a death-penalty capital and the poster child for mass incarceration.
 
If elected in November -- and he is the heavy favorite in this overwhelmingly Democratic town --  Krasner has pledged to never seek capital punishment while working to end bail policies that lock up people for being poor, an asset-forfeiture program that has been a national disgrace, and stop-and-frisk searches that disproportionately target non-whites.
 
Krasner told his wildly enthusiastic supporters tonight that "[o]ur vision is of a criminal justice system that makes things better, that is just, that is based on preventing crime and is based on building up society rather than tearing it apart."
 
His win also seems to prove the theory that history moves in 50 year cycles. It was the fall of 1967 -- nearly five decades ago, when a promised "Summer of Love" devolved into the so-called "long hot summer" of urban riots -- that Democrat James Tate won a hard-fought re-election (against Arlen Specter) by promising to make "law-and-order" cop Frank Rizzo his police commissioner.
 
For much of the half-century that followed, Philadelphia's "tough on crime" approach ruled the day. Prison rates soared to a point where sociologists spoke of 36,000 "missing black men" from the city's streets. The enduring images were Rizzo with that nightstick in his cummerbund, strip-searched Black Panthers on the front lawn, and the cover of a New York Times Magazine that called Rizzo acolyte Lynne Abraham -- DA for most of the 1990s and 2000s -- "the Deadliest DA." Even as violent crime rates came down, the echoes of that era continue. Just ask Anthony Wright, who was imprisoned for 25 years for a 1991 murder that he didn't commit and yet was re-tried by Williams last year even after the prosecutor's case had clearly collapsed.
 
In pulling off what once would have been a shocking upset but seemed inevitable in the waning hours of the campaign, Krasner was surely helped by a huge infusion of outside cash -- at least $1.45 million -- from the liberal billionaire investor George Soros. But those Soros-backed ads carried a message that would have been unthinkable during Abraham's reign -- bragging of his work to free demonstrators from Occupy Philly and Black Lives Matter, and his civil lawsuits against the police.
 
Despite the radical message, Harden -- the former ADA -- said all he wants to see from Krasner is to continue the spirit of reform that had been promised when Williams replaced Abraham in 2010, only to collapse amid his personal ambitions and foibles. He said that most prosecutors want real change but that "a vocal minority" in the DA's office can -- and has -- thwarted reform.
 
Harden questioned why the office continues to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending death penalty verdicts. "It's a waste of money," he said. "It's a waste of resources."
 
But if Krasner's win is indeed a revolution, tonight was only Lexington and Concord. Many more proverbial shots will be fired. The influential Fraternal Order of Police, which endorsed third-place finisher Rich Negrin, is certain to be livid over Krasner's primary win, and likely to throw everything it has behind the more traditional GOP candidate Beth Grossman -- a former prosecutor -- in the November election. But could a Republican ever win again in Philly? In the age of Trump? It sure seems like a tarnished brand, at least around these parts.
 
The real problem for Krasner -- if he stays on track to win in the fall -- will be institutional opposition from cops and at least some of the 300 career prosecutors in the DA's office, a group that Philadelphia journalist Ryan Briggs dubbed "the deep state" of criminal justice in the city. Already, 12 former DA's office employees have ripped Krasner in an open letter, calling his reform ideas "dangerous," and adding, "imagine working for someone who has openly demonized what you do everyday." That kind of over-the-top rhetoric will only heat up in the months ahead.
 
But those concerns were shrugged off  today by the thousands of Philadelphians who went to the polls with visions of a city that finds new ways to steer its young people away from crime and drugs without feeding the schools-to-prison pipeline.
 
"Prisons are more expensive to run than hospitals," Harden told me. "The lights are on all the time." The coming months will tell if tonight was the night that the lights -- some of them, anyway -- went out Philly. This much is clear: We live in revolutionary times.
 
[Will Bunch has worked at the Daily News for 20-plus years and is now senior writer. Since 2005, he’s written the uber-opinionated, fair-but-dangerously unbalanced opinion blog "Attytood," covering a range of topics (but mostly politics and the media these days); it’s been named best blog in the state by the Associated Press Managing Editors and best blog in the city by Philadelphia Magazine.  He’s also authored three full-length books and three Amazon Kindle Single e-books, including 2015’s The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, he worked at New York Newsday, where he was part of a team that won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting.]

          Comment on Trump Attorney Blasts Mueller Over Manafort Raid by George        
The ruling class, shadow government, "deep state," has had its plane pulled over by Bill Clinton on the tarmac of the American airport and been presented with an "offer it can't refuse." If it is not Bill at the head of the shadow government, then who? Rosenstein, the "tip of the spear," turned the liberal's impeccable "golden boy," little Bobby Mueller, loose to round up a posse consisting of Queen Hillary Clinton staffers, donors, sycophants and apologists, as a continuance of the 2016 election and weaponizing the American legal system. This purely political sham "investigation" has no crime and no probable cause. Theoretical "Russian collusion" would not be a criminal matter but an intelligence and counter-intelligence operation. Rosenstein, Mueller et al. must be removed, their fraudulent and treasonous investigation shut down, and prosecuted for abuse of the power of government against the People, conspiracy to subvert the duly elected government and conducting a coup d'etat in America. Meanwhile and allegedly, Steve Wasserman is the US Attorney investigating the murder of Seth Rich who was an employee of Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the DNC. This manipulation of the American legal system and corruption of justice is more egregious than nonexistent, theoretical "Russian collusion" and this coup d'etat in America must be defeated.
          The Persistent Deep State        
I was driving to work one recent morning, and I heard NPR spew their lies about Russian hacking our elections. This had been going on for almost a year. NPR also mentioned the new sanctions - which amount to a trade war with Russia. And I have to admit - I admire the deep states/neocons/zionists/wahabbis's consistent, persistent, and dedicated nonstop efforts to get us into more war. They never give up!! It is, of course, a bipartisan effort with Obama and the DNC and most Democrats on board, along with a large number of Republicans. And our corporate media plays right along, including NPR. And Trump is bowing to the pressure. If he did want what he said he wanted (better relations with Russia and an end to ISIS), well it looks like that is never going to happen. But you have to admire the warmaker's persistence and nonstop efforts. Today, the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, I wonder how it will all end. I am guessing Americans won't wake up until the planet is destroyed, which will be long after the bombs start falling on our cities and we are facing starvation. Of course, climate change might get us first. Those same actors are working on that too. "reflections of my life - oh, how they fill my mind" ~ Susan

Deep State, Riyad & Tel Aviv Sabotage Good Relations With Russia
“It remains to be seen how effective the deep state will be in sabotaging these attempts of rapprochement between Washington and Moscow. The effects may be exactly the opposite, as already seen in the many failures of Washington’s strategic plans. The neocons/liberals and their regional allies in the Middle East continue to weaken American security by renouncing a partnership against terrorism, which would certainly benefit American citizens in the first place as well as calm the situation in the region. But then again, chaos is always the first choice of the American deep state for the purpose influencing events by fomenting violence and thereby advancing strategic goals and objectives. We can only hope that this time they have overplayed their hand and that European allies, or the Trump administration, will try to survive this new sabotage attempt.”


The rest of the article at this link.

          TRUMP SURROUNDED BY DEEP STATE WOLVES        
InfoWars A pre-dawn raid of former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s home by the FBI is a warning sign that the Deep State is behind this gestapo level Russian fairy tale that will not die.
          Show-Stopping Massage Depends on Positive Strokes        

Nerve StrokesJust as the opening and closing scenes of a play can dictate how you feel about the entire production, the beginning and end of a massage can be the most memorable and important parts of the entire experience. One of the leading factors that determines whether you have a massage that connects and balances your mind and body can often fall into the hands of a touch technique called the nerve stroke.

The nerve stroke –- a light finger-tracing touch over the skin in a downward movement along the body -– can be one of the first techniques debuted during a total body massage experience. But once you have settled in, started to relax and the therapist begins lengthening muscles and releasing your tension, this important touch technique can be quickly forgotten. Although short in duration in the overall context of a 60- or 90-minute treatment, these short feathering motions that signal the start and end of a massage to your mind and body can hold great significance to the success of your session.

Act 1: Massage is More Than Just the Muscles

When you think about all of the emotions and body systems that play a part in the overall massage experience, the leading role always goes to your body’s muscles. However, the understudy who can make or break the performance of your mind and body’s health is the nervous system. Both of these leading roles in your body work together during a massage to connect and balance your mental and physical health.

“In massage, you aren’t just getting out all of the knots,” explains Brittney Haas, massage therapist at Elements Chandler West. “You’re opening up muscles, letting blood in and allowing the nervous system to have clear communication between the brain and the muscles. Light touch in the first 30 seconds of a massage works to stimulate your body.  And after that it can put you in a deep state of relaxation.”

To introduce your body to the start of a massage, a therapist may gently slide his or her fingertips over your body to dial into your muscle tension, body positioning and energy systems (aura and chakras). These gentle nerve strokes also can help increase the body’s blood flow and stimulate the nervous system to begin the process of healing and rejuvenation during the massage session.

“A huge part of massage is nerve stimulation,” says Haas. “Just from the first light touches of a massage you’re stimulating the nerves. If you leave your nerves stagnant, you aren’t going to get the best results. If your nerves are more stimulated, you’re going to have faster response times and keep everything working better for your mind and body.”

Act 2: The Best Closers Get the Most Applause

As you near the end of your massage, all of your different body parts may feel scattered and disconnected as your legs, arms, neck and back have all been treated and manipulated separately throughout the session. To help reconnect and rebalance all areas of your body and bring your wandering, relaxed mind back to the present, therapists will wrap up a massage with finishing nerve strokes that will typically include running fingertips along the length of your body.

This important closing act helps bring together all of the benefits of massage, while preparing your mind and body to re-enter into the real world feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The ending nerve stroke can make or break an award-winning massage experience.

“Using nerve strokes at the end of a massage is a nice way to finish up the body from head to toe and bring everything together,” explains Haas. “During a massage, your nerves are firing.  But the nerve stroke at the end helps to calm everything down and helps your body better respond to everything that we just did in the massage.”

The Encore: Keeping the Mind and Body Running Strong Long After the Curtain Call

After you slowly get up from the massage table, your focus on relaxation and rejuvenation shouldn’t abruptly end at the studio. To leave a lasting impression on your mind and body of what it feels like to be loose, relaxed and unwound, it’s important to schedule downtime at home after your massage so you can continue to consciously focus on healing your mind and body.

“When we finish a massage with light nerve strokes, the body is ready to keep healing long after the massage ends,” advises Haas.

Haas doesn’t recommend going back to work or heading to the gym following a massage, but rather taking time out for yourself. In fact, she gives the following health and wellness post-massage tips to all of her clients:

  • Let your spouse know that he/she has child duty during the night of your massage so you can spend the evening having quality “you” time.
  • Hydrate your body with adequate amounts of water throughout the remainder of the day.
  • Recover and repair your mind and body with meals that include healthy nutrients and vitamins.
  • Take a warm, hot bath before bed to allow the heat to work into your muscles and support overall relaxation. If injured, follow the bath with an ice pack or Biofreeze on the injured area.
  • Go to bed early to let your mind and body fall into a deep state of relaxation.

An award-winning massage features a cast that includes a mix of nervous system stimulation and muscle relaxation at the beginning, middle and end of a massage, as well as incorporating lifestyle habits that will support the body’s ability for continuous healing after the conclusion of the session. The simple, yet effective, nerve stroke is a small, but powerful, act to connecting, rebalancing and rejuvenating your mind and body’s internal systems.


          Hot Stone Massage Explained        

Hot Stone MassageJust as a piping-hot mint chocolate mocha can make a bitter cold, stressed-out day seem more enjoyable and bearable to your taste buds and tummy, a hot stone massage is your go-to full body relaxation treat to soothe, warm and relax you. The power of this type of specialty massage relies on running basalt stones heated to between 125 and 135 degrees along the length of your body to transfer heat deeply into your muscles for the ultimate relaxation experience.

“A good hot stone massage really will put you in a deep state of relaxation,” explains Glenda Poletti, massage therapist and owner of the Elements Issaquah and Elements North Seattle studios.

Roots in Healing, Relaxation        

Dating back more than 2,000 years, heated stones were originally used in Chinese cultures for the purpose of improving internal organ functionality. Later, the use of stones for healing purposes moved into other areas of the world – North America, South American, Africa, Europe, Egypt and India – bringing with it traditions for diagnosing and treating diseases, as well as use in ceremonial sweat lodges.

Instead of manipulating the muscle and connective tissue using a vertical technique like in a traditional massage, hot stone massage releases muscle and body tension in a horizontal approach that results in an increase in the body’s blood flow. Increasing blood flow is always a good thing, says Poletti, because blood flow brings oxygen and fresh nutrients to the muscle tissue. Whether you have tight muscles or are under extra stress, hot stone massage can be a warm and relaxing way to relieve muscle tension and mental fatigue.

A Rewarding Experience

If the onset of colder weather leaves you feeling down, blue and stressed to the max, a hot stone massage can help you let go of all your tension as the heated stones warm your heart, body and soul. It’s a great time of year to spice up your massage experience by trying something new your body will enjoy.

Hot stone massage offers all of the benefits of a traditional massage –- reduced stress, an elevated mood and a strengthened immune system.  But it can also enhance your experience by adding deeper warmth and relaxation to your session. Hot stone massage is a good choice if you’ve just gotten over a head cold or you need to escape the crazy holiday season and want to rejuvenate your mind and body. This massage technique also can be great for loosening up stiff, cold muscles or relieving chronic aches and pains that never seem to really go away.

“When the weather starts to cool off, especially here in Seattle where we have the bone-chilling damp cold, a nice hot stone massage is a great way to stay warm,” says Poletti. “Most people do it as a treat for a birthday or special occasion.”

Cautions and Concerns

There are some instances in which you should use caution when including the power of the hot stones into your therapy session. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, it isn’t advised to use hot stone massage if you have the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune dysfunctions
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Skin conditions Such as sunburn, rashes, etc.
  • Recent surgeries or accidents
  • Pregnancy

Poletti also advises that you speak up if the stones used during your massage seem too hot to the touch or if you are uncomfortable with the oil used with the stones during the massage experience.

“A hot stone massage is a very oily experience,” explains Poletti. “To keep the stones moving, flowing and flipping frequently, we use a lot of oil. The stones will feel hot on first contact to your skin like a flush of heat. But, if it feels like it’s too much, you really should speak up to your therapist.”

The goal of any massage, and especially one with hot stones, is to deeply relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. Let the stress, colder temperatures and lengthy to-do lists of the season melt away as you take time for yourself and let everything else in the outside world escape from your conscious. And don’t just keep the power of a hot stone massage to yourself.  Share the wonderful experience by gifting one to a special family member or friend who deserves a little extra love and attention this year.


          Trump Counterattack Begins: “No One Knows Who Will Survive”        
Interestingly, this report details, the motivations underlying the Obama-Clinton “Deep State” plot to overthrow President Trump lies in the perverse practice of top American intelligence, foreign ministry and military officials leaving government service to take multi-million dollar positions in private companies—all of whom live extravagant lifestyles unable to be paid for by their US government pensions, and that President Trump had vowed to destroy.
          Glenn Greenwald Explains How Trump Was Conquered By The Deep State        

Glenn Greenwald Explains How Trump Was Conquered By The Deep State https://theintercept.com/2017/08/05/whats-worse-trumps-campaign-agenda-or-empowering-generals-and-cia-operatives-to-subvert-it/

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          Friday - whoopee!! So here I sit - sipping ...        
Friday - whoopee!! So here I sit - sipping my vegetable juice drink. No waste (leftover) two days in a row. Today is spinach, beet, pineapple, blueberry and strawberry mixed in with the superfood, chia seed, flax, coconut oil, coconut water and ginger oil, maca, moringa green energy… is that everything? No, there’s one more but for the life of me cannot remember what it is right now. If that reads with an unbalanced fruit to vegetable ratio - it’s not. The superfood and moringa are each a serving of greens. But I am going to have to find a solution. I realized yesterday (and again this morning although I did increase the fruit quantity) that my first reaction to that ‘taste’ sip on preparation is always ‘well, I guess it’s drinkable’. And that, in my opinion, is not the way I want to start my day - compromising. I know if I do it won’t take long until I skip this altogether. Which is odd because I crave and enjoy eating fresh vegetables - plain or with little more than lemon juice - but the emulsification of them seems to result in a taste that is always one step above ‘lawn clippings’. (which, by the way, is coming in marvelously despite the ‘weed and feed’ disaster last month). So I added a third fruit (usually just two) and it’s a little better but still I am choking it down with a ‘well, at least it’s good for me and five more sips and I’ll be done’ approach and I know the shelf life on that attitude. Need a solution. Maybe one more fruit. Something has to make this pleasant. The massage the other night was great; I even fell asleep during - had not done that in a while. Naturally when I woke I had that hibernating bear reaction: wanted something to eat. So no ‘detox bath ingredient shopping’ nor any Home Chef meal cooking. I picked up an order of Ceviche. However, in full disclosure, I also picked up an order of steak fries with it because this restaurant has my favorite tartar sauce. I’ve sat and analyzed it a zillion times trying to reproduce it: fail. They won’t give me the recipe but they will sell me a pint of it. Then I changed the bed linens despite the fact that it will be Monday before the repairman can be here to hopefully fix my washer: it doesn’t want to spin out. Following that I soaked in another hot bath; it’s helping me relax a bit at bedtime. Another bath soak last night; then a bath for Mushy following her visit to the vet for nails and other things. In retrospect I should have done those in another order but a short shower afterward and we went to bed. Dinner was Barramundi Beurre Blanc with parsnip, potato and Swiss chard hash. Unless it's a childhood suppressed memory this was my first (and hopefully last time) for parsnip. Looks like a potato but sweet. Too confusing. So the latest in ‘as the stomach turns’: Blindman borrowed money from Psychogal’s family to bail her out. Yeah, you read that right even though I still don’t believe it. There are no words beyond the four letter ones that properly express how much I hate that freaking witch. Blindman moved to her area to get a better paying job and although he’s almost doubled his take home he’s still broke within 48 hours of payday from helping her with her bills. He refuses to accept he’s being USED and abused. This morning he hinted they needed $3k for lawyers. Hint away kiddo. No WAY I help with that. He’s lived with her five weeks and will soon be $3k+ in debt. Sad. Tonight I’m going to a Sound Meditation with Yoga Girl. Blurb: An evening of deep relaxation and healing awaits you. A time to stop and let yourself be deeply nourished. Lie down to receive the healing vibrations of the Gong, Tibetan bowls and chimes. (Facilitator) will bring each person into a deep state of relaxation using rhythmic gong meditation (or sound meditation / gong bath), exploring the full range of frequencies from shimmering explosive highs to deep mysterious lows. These mystical characteristics provide a vehicle for quieting and energizing of mind & body in a very unique fashion! Never been - can’t hurt. Hope my snoring doesn’t bother them. Give me a chance to lay still without Mushy waking me to take her potty and I’m generally asleep. Yesterday during her visit Yoga Girl commented ‘you’ve lost weight - I told you that would happen with these home cooked meals.’. I responded in my ever so dry sarcasm “don’t worry, I never really lose weight - I likely just misplaced it for a while. I’m sure I’ll find it again.” I haven’t found the ‘not for public consumption” tattoo yet. I just explained to her I don’t want everyday to become a discussion of MY WEIGHT especially the ‘how much now’ inquiries as if every single day I am disappointing North America because I didn’t lose another pound. Just for … self torture I suppose … I glanced back at my December 2013 journals last night (via kindle while soaking in the tub). This was right after Cutty passing and I was being the stoic Widow Bella. I read those journals and thought ‘who the hell was that woman??? What happened to her in the past couple of years as I wallowed in depression and regained the weight I was so confident I’d ‘not’ regain? But that happened. Can’t relive it - no do-overs. Blondie asked this morning why I allowed a certain ‘person’ to linger in the shop yesterday when it was obvious he wasn’t going to be a customer. I shared with her that often see Cutty’s traits in others and will give them a wide berth just in case he’s come back to visit with me in a different vessel. Hey, they make movies about that stuff all the time. It could happen. And yes, yes, the palm reader in New Orleans told me I needed to get out more. Meet people. Move on. Yeah yeah yeah… piece of cake. Hey, maybe the second love of my life will be laying next to me at the drum thing tonight. He’ll find something charming about my snoring and invite me out for a little Taster’s Choice Moment. Hey, they make movies about that stuff too. It could happen. Then again they make movies about weirdo serial killer guys too. Just my luck.
          Show-Stopping Massage Depends on Positive Strokes        

Nerve StrokesJust as the opening and closing scenes of a play can dictate how you feel about the entire production, the beginning and end of a massage can be the most memorable and important parts of the entire experience. One of the leading factors that determines whether you have a massage that connects and balances your mind and body can often fall into the hands of a touch technique called the nerve stroke.

The nerve stroke –- a light finger-tracing touch over the skin in a downward movement along the body -– can be one of the first techniques debuted during a total body massage experience. But once you have settled in, started to relax and the therapist begins lengthening muscles and releasing your tension, this important touch technique can be quickly forgotten. Although short in duration in the overall context of a 60- or 90-minute treatment, these short feathering motions that signal the start and end of a massage to your mind and body can hold great significance to the success of your session.

Act 1: Massage is More Than Just the Muscles

When you think about all of the emotions and body systems that play a part in the overall massage experience, the leading role always goes to your body’s muscles. However, the understudy who can make or break the performance of your mind and body’s health is the nervous system. Both of these leading roles in your body work together during a massage to connect and balance your mental and physical health.

“In massage, you aren’t just getting out all of the knots,” explains Brittney Haas, massage therapist at Elements Chandler West. “You’re opening up muscles, letting blood in and allowing the nervous system to have clear communication between the brain and the muscles. Light touch in the first 30 seconds of a massage works to stimulate your body.  And after that it can put you in a deep state of relaxation.”

To introduce your body to the start of a massage, a therapist may gently slide his or her fingertips over your body to dial into your muscle tension, body positioning and energy systems (aura and chakras). These gentle nerve strokes also can help increase the body’s blood flow and stimulate the nervous system to begin the process of healing and rejuvenation during the massage session.

“A huge part of massage is nerve stimulation,” says Haas. “Just from the first light touches of a massage you’re stimulating the nerves. If you leave your nerves stagnant, you aren’t going to get the best results. If your nerves are more stimulated, you’re going to have faster response times and keep everything working better for your mind and body.”

Act 2: The Best Closers Get the Most Applause

As you near the end of your massage, all of your different body parts may feel scattered and disconnected as your legs, arms, neck and back have all been treated and manipulated separately throughout the session. To help reconnect and rebalance all areas of your body and bring your wandering, relaxed mind back to the present, therapists will wrap up a massage with finishing nerve strokes that will typically include running fingertips along the length of your body.

This important closing act helps bring together all of the benefits of massage, while preparing your mind and body to re-enter into the real world feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. The ending nerve stroke can make or break an award-winning massage experience.

“Using nerve strokes at the end of a massage is a nice way to finish up the body from head to toe and bring everything together,” explains Haas. “During a massage, your nerves are firing.  But the nerve stroke at the end helps to calm everything down and helps your body better respond to everything that we just did in the massage.”

The Encore: Keeping the Mind and Body Running Strong Long After the Curtain Call

After you slowly get up from the massage table, your focus on relaxation and rejuvenation shouldn’t abruptly end at the studio. To leave a lasting impression on your mind and body of what it feels like to be loose, relaxed and unwound, it’s important to schedule downtime at home after your massage so you can continue to consciously focus on healing your mind and body.

“When we finish a massage with light nerve strokes, the body is ready to keep healing long after the massage ends,” advises Haas.

Haas doesn’t recommend going back to work or heading to the gym following a massage, but rather taking time out for yourself. In fact, she gives the following health and wellness post-massage tips to all of her clients:

  • Let your spouse know that he/she has child duty during the night of your massage so you can spend the evening having quality “you” time.
  • Hydrate your body with adequate amounts of water throughout the remainder of the day.
  • Recover and repair your mind and body with meals that include healthy nutrients and vitamins.
  • Take a warm, hot bath before bed to allow the heat to work into your muscles and support overall relaxation. If injured, follow the bath with an ice pack or Biofreeze on the injured area.
  • Go to bed early to let your mind and body fall into a deep state of relaxation.

An award-winning massage features a cast that includes a mix of nervous system stimulation and muscle relaxation at the beginning, middle and end of a massage, as well as incorporating lifestyle habits that will support the body’s ability for continuous healing after the conclusion of the session. The simple, yet effective, nerve stroke is a small, but powerful, act to connecting, rebalancing and rejuvenating your mind and body’s internal systems.


          Hot Stone Massage Explained        

Hot Stone MassageJust as a piping-hot mint chocolate mocha can make a bitter cold, stressed-out day seem more enjoyable and bearable to your taste buds and tummy, a hot stone massage is your go-to full body relaxation treat to soothe, warm and relax you. The power of this type of specialty massage relies on running basalt stones heated to between 125 and 135 degrees along the length of your body to transfer heat deeply into your muscles for the ultimate relaxation experience.

“A good hot stone massage really will put you in a deep state of relaxation,” explains Glenda Poletti, massage therapist and owner of the Elements Issaquah and Elements North Seattle studios.

Roots in Healing, Relaxation        

Dating back more than 2,000 years, heated stones were originally used in Chinese cultures for the purpose of improving internal organ functionality. Later, the use of stones for healing purposes moved into other areas of the world – North America, South American, Africa, Europe, Egypt and India – bringing with it traditions for diagnosing and treating diseases, as well as use in ceremonial sweat lodges.

Instead of manipulating the muscle and connective tissue using a vertical technique like in a traditional massage, hot stone massage releases muscle and body tension in a horizontal approach that results in an increase in the body’s blood flow. Increasing blood flow is always a good thing, says Poletti, because blood flow brings oxygen and fresh nutrients to the muscle tissue. Whether you have tight muscles or are under extra stress, hot stone massage can be a warm and relaxing way to relieve muscle tension and mental fatigue.

A Rewarding Experience

If the onset of colder weather leaves you feeling down, blue and stressed to the max, a hot stone massage can help you let go of all your tension as the heated stones warm your heart, body and soul. It’s a great time of year to spice up your massage experience by trying something new your body will enjoy.

Hot stone massage offers all of the benefits of a traditional massage –- reduced stress, an elevated mood and a strengthened immune system.  But it can also enhance your experience by adding deeper warmth and relaxation to your session. Hot stone massage is a good choice if you’ve just gotten over a head cold or you need to escape the crazy holiday season and want to rejuvenate your mind and body. This massage technique also can be great for loosening up stiff, cold muscles or relieving chronic aches and pains that never seem to really go away.

“When the weather starts to cool off, especially here in Seattle where we have the bone-chilling damp cold, a nice hot stone massage is a great way to stay warm,” says Poletti. “Most people do it as a treat for a birthday or special occasion.”

Cautions and Concerns

There are some instances in which you should use caution when including the power of the hot stones into your therapy session. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, it isn’t advised to use hot stone massage if you have the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune dysfunctions
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Skin conditions Such as sunburn, rashes, etc.
  • Recent surgeries or accidents
  • Pregnancy

Poletti also advises that you speak up if the stones used during your massage seem too hot to the touch or if you are uncomfortable with the oil used with the stones during the massage experience.

“A hot stone massage is a very oily experience,” explains Poletti. “To keep the stones moving, flowing and flipping frequently, we use a lot of oil. The stones will feel hot on first contact to your skin like a flush of heat. But, if it feels like it’s too much, you really should speak up to your therapist.”

The goal of any massage, and especially one with hot stones, is to deeply relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. Let the stress, colder temperatures and lengthy to-do lists of the season melt away as you take time for yourself and let everything else in the outside world escape from your conscious. And don’t just keep the power of a hot stone massage to yourself.  Share the wonderful experience by gifting one to a special family member or friend who deserves a little extra love and attention this year.


          Shock Report confirmed: H.R. McMaster working directly with George Soros to take out President Trump        
Intellihub Shock Report confirmed: H.R. McMaster working directly with George Soros to take out President Trump Additional sources confirm bombshell revelations BY ALEX THOMAS – 08.08.2017 (INTELLIHUB) — Trump National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is working directly with billionaire leftist George Soros to undermine the president, according to a bombshell article published by Infowars. Related: Deep state operative Mueller targets […]
          Deep State’s Expert Hitman Takes Aim At Target Donald Trump        
StateOfTheNation Deep State’s Expert Hitman Takes Aim At Target Donald Trump Posted on August 4, 2017 by State of the Nation How is Mueller appointed special counsel? He was selected to cover up the 9/11 inside job as FBI Director for 12 years!  And he carried out his secret mission with extraordinary stealth and success; after all, the 9/11 […]
          Comment on The so-called “U.S.-led Coalition War on Terrorism” is a smokescreen ~ [the Terrible Truth About Israel, ISIS, and the U.S. Deep State] by flyingcuttlefish        
They pump the civil-war meme but the map's good: <a href="http://syriancivilwarmap.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://syriancivilwarmap.com/</a> Welcome to Syrian Civil War Map! This website contains a live and interactive map of the Syrian Civil War and Iraqi War. We are dedicated to delivering the latest news as well as the most accurate and unbiased information about the Syrian and Iraqi conflict. Unlike other websites we are not using online and public sources. We are in contact with many people living in Syria and Iraq. These people provide information about the current circumstances in the conflict areas.
          Friday Charts: Three Major Market Forces Coming to an End?        
Friday Charts: Three Major Market Forces Coming to an End?

Each week, I cull together a collection of graphics to convey some important and timely investing insights. And this go-round, I’m covering the most hated bull market in history, the not-so-almighty dollar and the new age of electrification.

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          The Deep State Mirage in Turkey        
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          The Deep State Comes to America        
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          a fascinating if cold glimpse of a possible near-future in The Dervish House        
From The Week of March 25, 2013

In the 21st century, technology is the driver of societal change. And though it is tempting to think it has always been thus, this instinct would be in error. For while innovations, from the bow to the printing press, have invited periods of positive disruption, change, historically, has been caused by a complex stew of changing climates, population pressures, natural disasters and geological good fortune, all of which have kept humanity on the path of progress. No longer... Where our species was once subject to fate's whimsy, we now create the tools of our own destiny. With every line of code we write, we program the look, the feel and the morality of our future. Technology has bestowed us with the responsibility for our own success or failure. And while that burden may be heavy, it is one we must shoulder if we are to advance to the next stage of civilization. This is a truth well-explored in Mr. MacDonald's intriguing novel of the near future.

The year is 2027 and Turkey has acceded to the European Union. The dream of a free and secular nation that began with Ataturk has finally, after a century of military coupes and Islamic politicians, been realized in a safe, prosperous country in which men and women, old and young, can succeed. Turkey, once nothing more than the sick man of Europe, once little more than the desiccated heart of a decaying empire, now embodies the American Dream 2.0, the hope for a stable and prosperous Asia.

For all this, Turkey is still subject to profound and disparate forces that threaten to crater its ascendency. A radioactive Iran, demolished by Israeli bombs, is a seething, ecological disaster to its east while Russia, floating on a sea of oil profits, looms to the north, having the power, with a flick of a switch, to end the flow of precious hydrocarbons into Turkey and the West. And these are just the external threats that do not account for the Kurds and the Islamists the disruptive technologies and the thieving capitalists, who trouble it from within.

In this sprawling place, caught between east and west, religion and science, the Deep State and the Islamic state, the interconnected lives of men and women, living in an apartment building in Istanbul, unfold. The economist mourning his past while facing his end of days, the deaf boy who dreams of adventure, the young female professional who yearns for her talents to be recognized, and the young Islamist who is troubled by divine visions all, in their own ways, hold small pieces of a plot to use nanotechnology in an act of terrorism. Their conflicting agendas, and those of the Turks and Greeks, scientists and zealots, they encounter promise to make this hot week in Istanbul, the queen of cities, one to remember.

A thoughtful contemplation of what the world might look like in twenty years, The Dervish House is engaging, if cold, science fiction. Deploying the literary conceit of nesting his host of disparate characters in a single apartment building, Mr. Macdonald is able to craft a varied cast of characters and entangle them in two overlapping mysteries which he then slowly and skillfully unknots during the course of the work. This, along with the liberal use of nanotechnology and terrorism, financial chicanery and geopolitics, allows the novel to be as erudite as it is fictional, a snapshot of a possible, largely optimistic future for a nation that has, for thousands of years, been the cultural hinge of the northern hemisphere. To glimpse it in such detail is pleasing.

For all its imagination, however, The Dervish House is flawed work. For though Mr. MacDonald succeeds in animating his characters with drive and purpose, he fails to invest them with much, if any emotion. Gleefulness and melancholy, ambition and despair, certainly make cameos here, allowing for moments of exultant triumph and crushing defeat, but these explosions are all the more notable for the affectless postures his characters otherwise adopt. We are interested in their machinations, and even occasionally root for their momentary victories, but we rarely love, admire, or even root for them, the notable exception being the young, deaf boy who is easily the novel's strongest character.

Moreover, Mr. MacDonald fails to properly balance the knowledge, about Turkey and the world, he wishes to convey with the plot, about perfidy and nanotechnology, he wishes to execute. Swaths of the novel are consumed by culture, economics, Islam and Turkish history, all of which are interesting in their own rights, but too often we're left to feel as though Mr. MacDonald is showing off his erudition rather than building a better, more engaging story for his readers to consume. His references to the Deep State and financial scams, terrorism and history, ought to add color. Instead, they largely succeed in making the novel seem shallow and flashy.

The Dervish House is high-minded fiction that should be lauded for its attempts to come to grips with the future in all its promise and its politics. It boasts some interesting characters and some complex plots, but the pieces never gestalt into a product that must be devoured. (3/5 Stars)


          Pat Buchanan tells Sean Hannity the Deep State is out to get Donald Trump        
Buchanan was in the White House with Nixon during the entire 26 months of the Watergate affair.  He knows a scandal – and the machinations of the Deep State to undermine and destroy a presidency – when he sees one.
          Democracy, Constitutions, and Courts--Abroad and at Home        
by Michael Dorf

The beginning of August for me heralds the new academic year. The registrar sends out reminders to post syllabi. The annual supplement to my casebook arrives in the mail. Despite the heat, my thoughts turn to the new batch of eager 1Ls that will shortly arrive for me and my colleagues to corrupt.

The coming semester will mark the first time I have taught constitutional law during the Trump presidency. I taught federal courts in the spring, for which various Trump policies--especially the Travel Ban--provided grist for discussion. But the federal courts issued raised by the Trump administration, like the subject in general, were somewhat technical.

By contrast, thinking about Trump and the Constitution writ large provides an opportunity to think about the very nature of constitutional democracy. Things long taken for granted--like the fact that a president would not attempt to cancel an election or refuse to accept the result of one--may now be discussed as more than fanciful hypotheticals. The distinction between stable democracies and fragile ones becomes somewhat less important as we contemplate the fragility of our own democracy. That, in turn, suggests a wider scope for comparative analysis. Accordingly, I want to consider some lessons we might learn about the relation among democracy, constitutions, and courts from recent events in Poland, Pakistan, and Venezuela.

Poland was the first Soviet bloc country to successfully assert itself prior to the end of eastern European communism. Revolts in Hungary (in 1956) and Czechoslovakia (in 1968) met with military force, but Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement did not, and its success marked the beginning of the end. From the emergence of Solidarity to the fall of the Berlin Wall less than a decade passed. There followed a period of transition, culminating in Poland's adoption of a new constitution in 1997 and full admission to the European Union in 2004. Chapter VIII of the constitution guarantees judicial independence.

Or at least it did until last month, when the Polish parliament passed bills that would have given its nationalist government the authority to pack the courts. Protests within Poland and EU pressure led President Andrzej Duda to veto two of the measures, breaking with the nationalists. For now, constitutional democracy in Poland survives, but it is worth noting how close it came--and may yet come--to collapsing. Duda might well have signed the measures, which appear to violate the Polish constitution. Indeed, he did sign one of three measures.

We can draw a lesson here: Constitutions establish the ground rules for politics, but politics ultimately determines the survival of constitutions. James Madison used the phrase "parchment barriers" in Federalist 48 to refer to lines demarcating the boundaries of the branches of government. He was right of course, but his solution ultimately exhibits the same problem. In Federalist 51 Madison wrote that "[a]mbition must be made to counteract ambition." The concept works reasonably well--but only so long as the key actors abide by the basic ground rules. Legislators may choose to work with an overreaching executive of their own party or, even if they resist, they may find themselves unable to stop a defiant executive riling up the People. At some level, all constitutional provisions--including the ones that, when followed, create incentives for ambition to counteract ambition--are parchment barriers.

If the lesson of the near-miss in Poland is that an independent judiciary exists, at some level, as a result of voluntary adherence to rule-of-law norms by political actors, the lesson of Pakistan and Venezuela is that judicial "independence" is a loaded term. As Anil Kalhan explained in a 2013 article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, in countries that occupy a "gray zone" between democracy and authoritarianism, judicial independence has a dark side: It often means independence from the People's elected representatives--not for the sake of fidelity to a higher law enshrined in a popularly chosen constitution, but for the sake of fealty to military rulers or other representatives of the deep (undemocratic) state.

Prof. Kalhan had good reason to use Pakistan as a key example in his 2013 article. Anyone who had read the article or was otherwise familiar with Pakistani law and politics was accordingly alarmed when Pakistan's Supreme Court recently dismissed the prime minister from office. Writing in the New York Times, Aqil Shah warned those who saw this move as a blow against corruption that it holds deeper meaning: "Pakistan’s superior judiciary—made up of the Supreme Court and five High Courts—has increasingly asserted its independence and power in recent years. But it has an abysmally poor record of defending democracy against authoritarian interventions."

Just so, except for the "But." As Prof. Kalhan has explained, independence here means independence from elected leaders in favor of the deep state. There is nothing surprising about judicial independence working against democracy, because that is what such independence means in the Pakistani context.

Meanwhile, in Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro's effort to rewrite the nation's constitution in his favor was approved by a Supreme Court that his own party filled when it had a legislative majority.

The Pakistani and Venezuelan supreme courts mirror one another. In Pakistan, the Supreme Court asserts its independence from the elected prime minister in a way that threatens to bring on rule by a dictator. In Venezuela, the Supreme Court declares its fealty to an elected prime minister in the service of his efforts to transform himself into a dictator. Damned if you do judicial independence; damned if you don't.

We like to think that the law provides a way out of this dilemma. Courts, we think, should be independent of the particular elected leaders of the day, owing their fealty not to the deep state or the military, but to the constitution and the laws. Obligation to law in this sense need not entail any particular approach to interpreting the law--just the notion that the law is something other than the current whim of any person or persons.

Understood in this way, law is a safe path between the Venezuelan Scylla and the Pakistani Charybdis. But only so long as a country's institutions--including, crucially, its military--accept the authority of the courts in construing the law. And that brings us back home. The authority of courts--here, as in Poland, Venezuela, Pakistan, and everywhere else--rests ultimately on the willingness of the people who maintain a monopoly on the legitimate use of force to accept the authority of courts.

Viewing events through the lens of gray zone countries leads to the conclusion that the most significant constitutional development during the Trump administration so far may be Trump's attack on the impartiality and authority of the courts. With three justices having made clear that they will defer to Trump, it falls to the rest of the "so-called" judiciary to check him. As our own history and current events around the world illustrate, however, they cannot do the job without support from elected officials and, ultimately, the People.
          The Deep State As Fake News        
The deceptive nature of the concept of a “deep state”; the state is knowable if enough time is spent studying it; 70 years of fake news; Central Intelligence operates illegally and unaccountably; how the CIA has corrupted the system; egregious crimes committed by Central Intelligence globally; did CIA initiate an intelligence coup against an elected […]
          Power, lies, and the MSM; or, I think I'm falling down an internet rabbit hole, SEND HALP        
I am utterly frustrated with the post-truth, fake news world we live in. I LIKE facts! I LOVE science! Climate change deniers, STFU already! Lately, though, I've been facing some uncomfortable situations that find me nodding along with seriously alt-right-leaning thinkers *shudder*. I don't agree with everything-- or even most things (that whole "White Supremacy" idea, what the aich-e-double-hockey-sticks are you smoking?)-- but some things.

In brief, the particular thing I'm contemplating is the proposed existence and machinations of what Caitlin Johnstone calls the deep state. The deep state is a manifestation of unelected authority, relevant to me as it exists in America though present elsewhere in the world. You can google it if you want, but you'll get some pretty coo-coo bird info along with the popular theories about it.

In her words describing the deep state, Caitlin Johnstone says that: "the concept of a deep state in America is not some kind of wacko conspiracy theory. It doesn’t refer to some cloaked cabal of Jewish elites who meet in the forest to sacrifice children and greet each other with esoteric handshakes as in the straw man that so many corporate media outlets are fond of attacking, but refers rather to the self-evident fact that unelected power structures exist in America, and power structures tend to form alliances. The donor class, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, big oil, the military-industrial complex, various aspects of the intelligence community, the corporate media, national security officials; all of these overlapping and interconnected groups undeniably exist, undeniably wield immense power, and are undeniably not elected by the American people. There is no factual basis on which to deny any of these things; the only thing that can rationally be debated is how they behave. The term “deep state” exists for use in that dialogue." [emphasis mine]

Acknowledging the deep state has led to some very strange bedfellows. Chomsky, meet Breitbart. Breitbart, meet Chomsky. Now go run along and play, children, and no biting.

The idea of the deep state is not a new one. Former socialist American radical James Burnham called it the managerial class and wrote a book about it. He was also editor and a regular contributor to America's leading conservative publication, Ayn Rand-loving & media darling of the alt-right, the National Review.

How did we get from socialist radical to the National Review in one dude? Say it with me now: WAT. Burnham had some sound philosophy but a seriously troubling hard-on for power. Even Orwell smacked him around on it. But I digress.

Over time it has had many names: the ruling class, the Alpha class, the transnational capitalist class. In recent days, in addition to the historical power-weilders the deep state has come to include financial institutions and, in some corners, the media. And this co-mingling of power, propaganda, and the press, my friends, is where the current shitshow of post-truth and fake news comes in.

This involves a number of recognized facts:
- The American legislature is legally protected to lie to the American public, both in wartime and in peacetime.
- The American Government has indeed lied to us in order to create a case for war, which costs lives.
- Currently the MSM is lying to us in a laughable, 6th-grade production value style, and
- The one person calling them out on it -- for being skeptical, mind you, and asking proof before committing acts of war in our name and with our families-- is being attacked by both sides. "The Democrat that Republicans love and the DNC can’t control?" She was the first female U.S. Representative to endorse Sanders, fer chrissakes.

So, what do you think? Is this legit propaganda or am I wasting my precious free time reading conspiracy theories? Propaganda looks a lot like news, y'all, even when it's in our language.

Viva free press and think for yourselves, darlings.
          Trump Thanks Putin For Kicking Out 755 Diplomats: "We'll Save A Lot Of Money"        

In a statement that has been buried by the rest of Trump's barrage of soundbites today, including the ongoing back on forth verbal war on North Korea, as well as Mueller, Manafort and McConnell, during his second meeting with reporters at his golf complex in Bedminster, President Trump said something which could push his war with the intel community and the "deep state" into uncharted territory.

In his first public comment on the recent decision by the Kremlin to seize two US compounds and kick out 755 US diplomats in retaliation for a similar move by Obama in December, Trump said "I want to thank" Russian President Vladimir Putin for ousting hundreds of US embassy employees "because we're trying to cut down our payroll."

The president said the move would "cut payroll." And even as many have received the comments in jest, we are confident that hundreds of humorless spooks will use this as a green light to leak even more NSA intercepts. Trump has so far been quiet on the expulsion of US workers from Russia.

"I greatly appreciate the fact that we've been able to cut our payroll of the United States," Trump said, adding "we're going to save a lot of money… there's no real reason for them to go back."

Hardly a glowing endorsement of the US "intelligence" apparatus.

Trump did not stop here, and noting of Putin's decision, said "I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll."

“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down on payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll."

 

"There’s no real reason for them to go back. I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States. We’re going to save a lot of money.”

Following the latest sanctions targeting Russia, North Korea, and Iran, Moscow moved to reduce the number of US diplomatic personnel by 755 people, bringing parity to the size of diplomatic staffs in each country. Previously, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had said "the expulsions of our US diplomats and other citizens who are working over there at our embassy, we consider that to be a regrettable step."


          5 Best Restorative Yoga Poses        
Many people think of yoga as active, but yoga also has a softer side. Many poses offer the opportunity for restoration, relaxation and healing. Generally restorative poses relieve stress by taking students into a deep state of relaxation. It also stimulates and soothes organs and improves concentration. A restorative practice is excellent for calming and grounding. […]
          Deep state operatives spread cancer lies        
(CLEVELAND, Ohio) A new peer-reviewed study on the prevalence of propaganda ops by Deep State agents, showed cancer myth-spreading has risen 38% over the past six months. The mission of the propagandeer in question is to encourage people to treat their cancer with alternative therapies like baking soda, lemon juice, or flouristat in some cases. […]
          Comment on Ed Klein: How the Deep State Upstages Trump by Kristi Ann        
Most all Left-Wing Liberal's have Turned their backs on our ONE TRUE GOD the FATHER who art in Heaven Above and HIS SON Jesus-Yeshua Christ!! Please Pray for our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and Israel-Yisrael and our Christian Earth!! "Pray Without Ceasing." ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!! Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone, YSIC \o/ Kristi Ann
          Mirza/Butler Interview        
Shama Khanna talks to Karen Mirza and Brad Butler about their new work Deep State. Could you explain how your collaboration with fantasy fiction author and activist China Miéville came about? KM: Deep State is the first time we’ve worked with a writer; until now we had never brought anyone into our collaboration so closely. […]
          FDR3775 Deep State War | Mike Cernovich and Stefan Molyneux        
The deep state is at war with President Donald Trump and the swamp monsters are having a massive impact on the administrations ability to deliver the promised America First agenda. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is making use of a federal grand jury to further expand the Russia collusion witch hunt and U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is purging Trump supporters from the National Security Committee while rubber stamping unmasking Susan Rice's future security clearance.

Mike Cernovich is a lawyer, filmmaker and the bestselling author of “Gorilla Mindset: How to Control Your Thoughts and Emotions to Live Life on Your Terms” and “MAGA Mindset: How to Make You and America Great Again.” Cernovich is also the producer of the film documentary “Silenced. Our War On Free Speech” and the upcoming film “Hoaxed: The Media's War on Truth.”

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          IS THERE A DEEP STATE SOFT COUP OCCURRING?        
IS THERE A DEEP STATE SOFT COUP OCCURRING? mike@michaelfmartin.com Posted on November 4, 2016 Tuesday early afternoon I released my most recent article about an internal coup in the FBI. This coup pitted the field agents and section chiefs against the power of the politically appointed elites running the FBI and DOJ. Shortly after publishing a person sent me a […]
          Trump Thanks Putin For Kicking Out 755 Diplomats: "We'll Save A Lot Of Money"        

In a statement that has been buried by the rest of Trump's barrage of soundbites today, including the ongoing back on forth verbal war on North Korea, as well as Mueller, Manafort and McConnell, during his second meeting with reporters at his golf complex in Bedminster, President Trump said something which could push his war with the intel community and the "deep state" into uncharted territory.

In his first public comment on the recent decision by the Kremlin to seize two US compounds and kick out 755 US diplomats in retaliation for a similar move by Obama in December, Trump said "I want to thank" Russian President Vladimir Putin for ousting hundreds of US embassy employees "because we're trying to cut down our payroll."

The president said the move would "cut payroll." And even as many have received the comments in jest, we are confident that hundreds of humorless spooks will use this as a green light to leak even more NSA intercepts. Trump has so far been quiet on the expulsion of US workers from Russia.

"I greatly appreciate the fact that we've been able to cut our payroll of the United States," Trump said, adding "we're going to save a lot of money… there's no real reason for them to go back."

Hardly a glowing endorsement of the US "intelligence" apparatus.

Trump did not stop here, and noting of Putin's decision, said "I'm very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll."

“I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down on payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll."

 

"There’s no real reason for them to go back. I greatly appreciate the fact that we’ve been able to cut our payroll of the United States. We’re going to save a lot of money.”

Following the latest sanctions targeting Russia, North Korea, and Iran, Moscow moved to reduce the number of US diplomatic personnel by 755 people, bringing parity to the size of diplomatic staffs in each country. Previously, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had said "the expulsions of our US diplomats and other citizens who are working over there at our embassy, we consider that to be a regrettable step."


          Trump Surrounded By Deep State Wolves        
The globalists have flooded the Trump administration with moles.
          Coup Against Trump Accellerates As FBI Conducts Raid Of Paul Manaforts Home        
The deep state is working overtime to dismantle Trump.
          Deep State Determined to Take Out Trump, Only the American People Can Stop It        
This Soros-Sponsored,
Clinton-inaugurated
Obama-led
Podesta-instigated
DNC-supported
MSM-facilitated
Purple Revolution
Will Not End
Until Donald Trump
Is Removed From Office
State of the Nation

Everything in Washington, D.C. now points to a rapidly evolving soft coup.

SEDITION: U.S. Intelligence Community Conducting Soft Coup in Washington, D.C
A well-known pastor, who recently met with the POTUS in the Oval Office, has even been told of a coordinated plot to “take out” Trump by a senior Republican.
Pastor: Senior Republican Told Me of Plan to ‘Take Out’ Trump
Clearly, the same seditious perps will not hesitate to conduct a violent coup d’état to overthrow the president, should that be the only way to remove him from power.
Even former CIA Director John Brennan has recently called for a coup if Trump dumps Mueller. Former CIA Director ‘Calls For A Coup’ If Trump Fires Mueller

The American Republic is in grave danger

The critical issue here is what Trump MUST do for the good of the Republic.  He cannot allow these CIA-directed Bolsheviks to pull off another “Kiev coup”.  Perhaps this criminal conspiracy will develop more like the failed Ankara coup whereby President Recep Erdoğan used the insurrection as a means to identify all the perpetrators throughout Turkey.  Trump himself has referred to the possibility of a coup here similar to that recent decisive episode in Turkish coup history.

Trump’s days are numbered by Deep State, but then so are Deep State’s

Under no circumstances will Deep State permit Trump to continue as POTUS beyond a certain date.  The U.S. Intelligence Community and un-named Secret Services have a well-planned schedule of events ready to orchestrate to take him out one way or another. There’s not a week that goes by when former intelligence agency heads do not appear on major MSM platforms to subtly promote and coordinate their soft coup.
KEY POINT: President Trump has already proven to everyone concerned that he will not play by the rules of Deep State.  He has demonstrated repeatedly — like no other national leader in modern history — that he will not hesitate to break those rules whenever he so chooses.  However, the strict adherence to the rules are crucial to the running of the Global Control Matrix, as they are to the management of the Anglo-American Axis and administration of U.S. Federal Government.  For these, and many other significant reasons, the World Shadow Government is quite determined to terminate the Trump presidency.
That is, of course, if the American people permit this ongoing coup to proceed unimpeded.

The Conspiracy

The Mainstream Media has been collaborating with the U.S. Intelligence Community to soften up the American people since Election Day 2016.  Each month brings another   treasonous plot to the forefront; as well as new traitors to the crime scenes of this unfolding conspiracy of sedition.  As follows:
Former Spooks John Brennan & James Clapper Reveal Just How Desperate Traitors Can Be (Video)
Never in American history has the establishment been so transparent about their subversive intentions to carry out a coup in broad daylight.  It appears that Deep State is so confident about their eventual success that they even telegraph many of their schemes well in advance of their execution.  While some of these stratagems may be red herrings, many are not.
The most threatening of these schemes was the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  That highly contrived maneuver was set into motion to put Trump’s presidency under a dark ominous cloud before the agents of Deep State methodically unleash a D.C. superstorm centered on the White House.
The actual plot to topple Trump involves every major political institution in the USA.  That especially includes the Democratic Party and DNC, Republican Party and RNC, numerous think tanks and brain trusts inside the Beltway, as well as countless Deep State operatives strategically positioned throughout the US government.
“You can add to this list of traitors most of the sultans of Silicon Valley, 
many Hollywood moguls and actors, the East Coast intelligentsia, the Mainstream Media magnates, among many other wealthy elites.”[1]

The Co-Conspirators

You name them; they’re in on it.
This highly organized coup has conscripted just about every power-player inside the Beltway. For example, the most obvious are those former heads of the intelligence agencies who have audaciously outed themselves at every opportunity:
Former CIA Director John Brennan
Former DNI James Clapper
Former NSA Director Michael Hayden
Former CIA Acting Director John McLaughlin
Former CIA Deputy Director and Acting Director Michael Morell 
These primo agents of Deep State are greatly assisted in this coup by many Obama-era appointees, Clinton loyalists, Soros-funded PACs, Congressional RINOs, MIC lobbyists, and political operatives of every stripe who owe their allegiance to the shadow government.*  Then there are those hidden government employees and well-placed politicos who have been compromised and/or coerced by the Pizzagate control mechanism.
Because the Global Control Matrix is maintained by the criminal control mechanism now known as Pedogate, just about any power broker can be drafted as a purple revolutionary. Pizzagate represents but a single American franchise within the global Pedogate child trafficking and exploitation crime syndicate.
Every major western power has external and internal intelligence services which clock Pedogate crimes with extraordinary monitoring and recording. This covert spying and surveillance regime has been in place for as long as the elite ruling class has chosen the leading politicians based on their vulnerability to blackmail and bribery, extortion and coercion related to child exploitation crimes.
(Source: Nothing Will Ever Change In Washington Until This Happens)
While the true depth and breadth of this treasonous cabal is unknowable, it wields considerable power and influence over every state apparatus.  Deep State will ultimately attempt to enlist the help of every American who dislikes Trump.  By constantly inflaming the public’s sentiments against the administration, the agitators are confident that a large number of U.S. citizens will support a coup, both soft and violent.  The real problem is that the true political calculus confirms this critical data point.
This state of affairs is exactly why AG Jeff Sessions must be replaced asap.  Heretofore, he has neglected to go after the worst criminals from the Obama Administration.  These are the same agents provocateur who are openly and furtively leading the Purple Revolution.  Until these traitors are investigated and tried, they will continue to act with impunity.   More significantly, they will feel empowered to take Trump down as well as his entire administration.  Each of the co-conspirators mentioned below is integral to the implementation of George Soros’s quickly unfolding Purple Revolution.
“Sessions needs to go if only so Trump can appoint a legal pit bull into
the critical AG post.  Surely Trump has in mind a pit bull who will
not let go of any agent of Deep State who has already proven to be
a traitor to the American Republic (e.g. Clintons, Obama, Podesta,
McCain, Graham, Ryan, McConnell, McCarthy, Corker, Portman,
Flake, Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, Waters, Comey, Lynch, Mueller, Rice,
Rosenstein, Holder, Brennan, Clapper, Hayden, Morell, Powers, et al.)
These enemies of the state must be arrested post-haste before they
inflict any more damage on the nation.  They ALL must be prosecuted
to the fullest extent of the law, and punished accordingly for all to
witness.”[2]

Trump vs. Deep State

The upshot of this discussion is that there is no stopping the Trump Titanic from hitting the Deep State iceberg.  With each passing day the final collision looms larger and larger. The level of outright madness that has come to define the mainstream media circus, the chronic felony leaking by Obama loyalists, and the serial lawbreaking by the U.S. Intelligence Community can go on for only so long.  In fact, this ever-intensifying predicament is not far from hitting the proverbial wall.
The NWO globalists now work overtime to scuttle Trump’s “Titanic” before it hits the Deep State iceberg.  The globalists know that, with Trump at the helm of the ship of state, the USS Titanic luxury ocean liner might just be an icebreaker in disguise.  And everyone knows that the Russians make the world’s best icebreakers!
(Source: Soft Coup in the Works: Deep State Setting Up Trump for Impeachment)
Whether Trump is on his own Titanic or really at the helm of an enormous icebreaker remains to be seen.  Regardless, the covert leaders of Deep State will not tolerate much more wrecking of their multi-decade party.  Trump has quite remarkably taken a massive wrecking ball to every part of their overt and covert operations.  Not only can he never be trusted by TPTB, Deep State always gets even one way or another.
Trump’s personal plight is such that he cannot lose this war since such a fall from power will translate to the slo-mo devastation of his estate, his businesses, his family and his future. Likewise, Deep State knows that it cannot lose the upcoming final battle against Team Trump.  Most importantly, the USA is the Military Arm of their New World Order.  Were the US Constitution to be fully restored and “rule of law” re-established throughout the land, Deep State would be forced to relinquish its complete command and control over the military juggernaut that roles across the planet.
There are some major indicators that point to August through October of 2017 as a time of epochal conflict in the USA.  As a matter of fact, the treasonous Congress has taken legislative action that is purposeful in setting up Trump for impeachment.  The same group of traitors has been writing legislation to compel Trump to go after Russia, thereby undermining his peace initiatives and overtures made to President Putin.
Catastrophic Move By Congress—It’s time to drain the congressional swamp!
The bottom line is that these heightening tensions can only go on for so long.  Too much is breaking out into the open and Deep State will not stand for much more.  Each day brings unprecedented revelations about how the world really works.  The Global Control Matrixis literally cracking up.  The “enforcement by terrorism” paradigm is also dissolving in real time. The normally effective fear factor is slowly losing its grip.  For Donald Trump has presented to the world community of nations — wittingly or unwittingly — himself as an unparalleled role model of how to speak truth to power.
Not only does Deep State want Trump out of the White House, they want war with Russia in the worst way.[3]  Had Hillary Clinton won the election, there might already be a nuclear war with tactical nukes…in Syria, in the Ukraine, in Iran, or wherever the next color revolution is planned for.  Clearly, the perpetual war economy is in full swing and only a Trump-Putin accord can stop it, once and for all.  Which is precisely why the NWO globalists do everything possible to sabotage their relationship.
In an effort to completely poison their good rapport, agents of Deep State are feverishly working to kill the relationship between Putin’s Russia and Trump’s USA.  Not only are agents of the Military-Industrial Complex looking to start the hot phase of World War III in Russia’s back yard, they’re attempting to push the American body politic into a full-blown civil war.  That brewing civil war is being falsely contextualized as the 2017 Purple Revolution, which is essentially an American version of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The Purple Revolution Must Be Exposed

Conclusion

2017 will undoubtedly go down in history as the year that the world really changed.
That profound and fundamental transformation will likely precipitate from the epic battle now raging between the American patriot movement and globalist Deep State.  Just as 2016 marked the beginning of the Second American Revolution, Donald Trump is the commanding general of the nationalists.  Just like General George Washington, he finds himself retreating again and again, but with great effect and awesome consequence to the New World Order agenda.
This historic war is unlike any in history; there are no precedents that are even close.  The Internet era has replaced muskets and bullets with smartphones and tweets.  The Alt Media has emerged as a formidable and fierce force of the light.  The cyber-warriors on this 21st century battleground are every bit as battle-hardened and wily as the Minutemen guerrillas of 1776.  The darkness of Deep State can’t even believe they have been exposed as they were in 2016 via the Pizzagate scandal.  PEDOGATE: Pandora’s Box Has Been Opened for Deep State   
President Trump has entered uncharted territory.  Similarly, Deep State is way out of its depth having never been challenged in the USA by a justifiably angry patriot movement. However, it’s not incumbent on Donald Trump to take back the country from those who have stolen it.  His AG can prosecute those public servants who are guilty of every sort of theft and larceny.  But, it is the solemn responsibility of the American people to take back their nation from the globalist usurpers.  And, to finish the job of wrecking the Deep State that Candidate Trump so earnestly started in June of 2015.

Let’s get busy!

State of the Nation
July 26, 2017
Footnote
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*The United States of America was, in fact, stealthily taken over by the British Empire the very day the Brits lost the American Revolutionary War.  Since there were also many clandestine and traitorous loyalists living in the Thirteen Colonies back then, they have had well over 200 years to systematically hardwire the United States as the flagship of Deep State.   The same perfidious forces have co-opted and compromised many government officials and political leaders, military commanders and corporate execs, university presidents and think tank directors, civic leaders and heads of state & local governments throughout America in 2017.  In this way, the whole place has been surreptitiously set up for the Purple Revolution.
Reference
When will Team Trump terminate the ongoing coup d’état?
Source
[1] Deep State will not stop their stealthy Purple Revolution until Trump is gone
[2] It’s time for Jeff Sessions to go! Trump needs a pit bull AG.
[3] Former Democrat Insider Goes Rogue—Exposes Plot To Falsely Blame Russia
Reference
‘PURPLE REVOLUTION’ ABOUT TO RUN BLOOD-RED
Deep State will not stop their stealthy
Purple Revolution until Trump is gone

C.I.A. using Mainstream Media to run propaganda campaign against Trump administration—24/7

“The C.I.A. always softens up the citizenry of a targeted country before a soft coup.  If that doesn’t work, they simply execute a covert but violent overthrow via assassination like they did with JFK.  Lastly, they will resort to an outright attack on the key organs of government authority and/or military power, but only when absolutely necessary.”

— Veteran Intelligence Analyst

Do you get it yet?

The NWO globalist entity known as Deep State, along with the Democratic Party, will — under no conditions — accept Donald Trump as the legitimate POTUS.  For that matter, neither will the many turncoat RINOs within the Republican Party.  You can add to this list of traitors most of the sultans of Silicon Valley, Hollywood moguls and actors, East Coast intelligentsia and Mainstream Media magnates.
Because of this unrelenting predicament, there’s no stopping the USS Donald Trump from hitting the Deep State iceberg.  By the way, no one said that Trump is at the helm of a 21st century Titanic.  He may just be the captain of a humongous icebreaker.   Only time will tell, however, and that time is fast approaching.
KEY POINT: Destiny cannot be thwarted when it is preordained in such a profound and fundamental way as it is right now for the United States of America.  Not only is the continuity of the American Republic at stake, the future of the planetary civilization hangs in the balance.  In other words the final outcome of “Trump versus Deep State” will ultimately determine the fate of humanity as it will for the world community of nations.

RUSSIA SCARE: C.I.A. Running PsyOp on the American People

For the uninitiated, ever since Election Day on November 8, 2016, The Company (aka the C.I.A.) has been very busy implementing “Plan B”, often referred to as the Purple Revolution.  Understanding the true purpose and key players behind this highly organized plot is crucial if it to be averted.  As follows: BEWARE: The Purple Revolution Comes To America…
This seditious revolution has several pillars that define both its strategy and MO (see the preceding graphic).  The whole world has been watching daily the “Russia scare” strategy— one of the main pillars.  Deep State knows that the Russian boogeyman was effective during the Cold War so why should they reinvent the wheel?
The following exposé details some of the subterfuge by Deep State and their agents within the Democratic Party which gave rise to the bogus “Russian hacking claim”.  In the face of so much MSM fake news about Russia, who will now believe the obvious truth in this post? CONFIRMED: DNC paid the ‘Russian’ founder of CrowdStrike to hack its server so it could be blamed on Russia!

C.I.A. and MSM: Fric & Frac of Deep State

Truly, no one has ever seen anything like it.  The C.I.A. uses their primary organs of propaganda — CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS — to run an unprecedented propaganda war against a sitting POTUS.  Likewise, the spook agency uses every major newspaper of record — especially The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times — to float patently false accusations and deliberately misleading headlines on their front pages.
KEY POINT: Even Nixon was not subjected to such a daily barrage of fake
news during the height of Watergate.  And, “Yes!”, much of that media hysteria
was also contrived fake news, produced to facilitate his premeditated removal
which was in actuality a soft coup.
The CIA knows full well how to execute a color revolution.  They’ve conducted many around the globe over several decades.  Their trademark MO is to sufficiently frighten the citizenry about ‘dangers’ associated with their current government and/or head of state.   This is why the American people are now treated to a nonstop campaign of Trump-bashing by the MSM.  The CIA is aware that eventually a critical mass of citizens will actively support an overthrow. And that those who don’t show up will at least lend their moral support to it.
The false story about ‘Russia election hacking’, of course, was the perfect pretext for the U.S. Intelligence Community to rally around.  Agents in all 17 agencies could be compelled to go with the flow — seditious flow — because the POTUS was said to be working with America’s historical enemy — R U S S I A!  Throw in a Democratic Party that is still beside itself with rage and madness about Hillary’s defeat and you have a full-blown Purple Revolution in the works. See the following link for valuable perspective: Former Democrat Insider Goes Rogue—Exposes Plot To Falsely Blame Russia
This transparent scam being run on the American people is not unprecedented.  Both World Wars of the last century saw similar inflammatory propaganda being thrown about here, there, and everywhere.  That’s just how it’s always done.  They did it against Germany prior to World War II after they demonized the Kaiser prior to World War I.
The salient point here is that it’s now Putin who is being vilified and Russia that is being represented as the mortal enemy of the West.  Nothing could be further from the truth, and yet a vast majority of Americans still believe the lies. Whenever a really big lie is repeated frequently, it starts to sink in.  That’s what CNN and NBC are all about today.  So are the NYT and WaPo.  Their CIA masters in Deep State know all of the best mind-control programs, as well as the magic formulas for effective war propaganda. Massive Conspiracy to Deceive the American People Exposed

The MSM and C.I.A. are guilty of sedition

There’s one major advantage that the President has at this pivotal stage of the Purple Revolution. The MSM now commits sedition on a weekly basis.  The C.I.A. likewise openly perpetrates treason against the nation.  These traitors to the American Republic expose themselves regularly because they think they can act with impunity.  This public display of arrogance and hubris has never happened before in the USA.
As a consequence, the MSM can legally be shut down with one executive order.  The C.I.A. can be dissolved with one stroke of the presidential pen.  Even the FCC can close down various MSM organs of propaganda for blatantly violating various rules and regulations. The law is squarely on the side of the FCC in this regard.
Hence, the longer that Trump permits the traitors to out themselves for all to see, the more of them he can get rid of when the time is right.  That moment is fast approaching as Deep State is getting closer to pressing the button on stage 2 of the 2017 revolution.  Their implementation plan has been designed according to a set schedule which sees this Fall as a crucial phase of the Purple Revolution.
What began with a clandestine partnership between George Soros and Hillary Clinton back in 2016 has evolved into a full-blown conspiracy to bring down the U.S. Federal Government under President Trump.  Clearly the growing insurrection against Trump has many ultra-liberal groups and faux progressives, far left-wingers and brainwashed Democrats, among them.  However, it’s the hardcore Obamabots, Clintonistas and Berniacs who are the most dangerous.  Rep. Steve Scalise found that out the hard way.
As always, George Soros is front and center in this treasonous plot.  Therefore, at the very least, he should be arrested post-haste for sponsoring seditious activity which has resulted in so much personal injury (including numerous deaths) and property damage.  One need look no further than the European Union to view the societal mayhem that Soros & Company has purposefully wrought.  Now they’re hellbent on doing it here in the USA. The Clintons And Soros Launch America’s Purple Revolution

Special Note:
The violent coup executed by the C.I.A. (and facilitated by the U.S. Department of State) in Kiev during February of 2014 is quite instructive.  Even President Putin was caught flat-footed while the Maidan Nezalezhnosti was turned into a war zone overnight.  That takeover was also preceded by a massive propaganda campaign aimed directly at Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.  The country was split in two just like America is today.  With each passing day of naked lies and misrepresentations circulated by the MSM, enough insurgents eventually showed up at the city’s main square to effectuate a full-blown coup d’état.  Yes, it was deliberately staged while Putin was preoccupied with the Sochi Winter Olympics, but both he and Yanukovych were completely blindsided by the swiftness and severity of the manufactured violence.  Team Trump ought to be paying very close attention from this point forward as there are several plans afoot to depose the POTUS.  These are operating on parallel tracks, some of which are decoys and distractions. Then there are those covert operations which are mutually supporting each other in the event of a full-scale Purple Revolution.

Even Tim Kaine’s wife (far right) was dressed in purple during Clinton’s inflammatory concession speech that was actually a veiled call to insurrection.

Conclusion

Where is this all going?
God only knows.
If the American people do not demand an end to the violence and lawbreaking, the Bolshevik perps will only become more emboldened.  These Obama-led and Soros-backed agitators will eventually intensify their insurgency nationwide.  They will surely increase the number of rioters and protesters — from the ranks of so many disillusioned illegal aliens — who are quite willing to disrupt civil society.
The Bolshevik Left now demonstrates an unparalleled willingness to harm people and destroy property never seen within the body politic.  Their use of agents provocateur has become obvious to even the most naive and uninformed.  Hence, President Trump is completely within his power to immediately prosecute all of those culpable agents of Deep State.
These subversive mercenaries are all cut from the same RED bolt of cloth as those who incited and carried out the Bolshevik Revolution.  In fact, the Left is becoming more vicious and violent by the event.  Just as their ilk terrorized the major cities throughout Russia in 1917, they use the same brutal tactics in 2017 across the USA.
One thing is for sure: the C.I.A. will not stop this uprising until Trump is frogmarched out of the White House.  The question then remains: What will the patriots and nationalists do to prevent that from happening?
State of the NationJuly 11, 2017

          What’s really behind all the fabricated anti-Russia hysteria?        

Why so much naked propaganda and fake news directed against Russia especially since Trump’s election?

________________________________

Executive Summary:

The Deep State now fears a “partnership for peace” between the United States and Russia more than anything else.  It used to fear the natural alliance between Russia and Germany, since the Anglo-American domination of the world would be genuinely threatened by such a powerful geopolitical relationship.  The two World Wars were engineered to pit Russia against Germany in order to preclude such a bloc from forming. The same Neocon cabal has been very busy setting up Europe for yet a third world war by manipulating Merkel’s government against Putin’s Kremlin.  The immigrant crisis that began with the wars in the Middle East and North Africa was literally manufactured to destabilize Europe as a precursor to World War III.
However, in the wake of the Trump presidency, Deep State now has a much bigger ‘problem’—the very real prospect of a United States-Russian Federation entente.  For this reason, the C.I.A. and MSM (mainstream media) have been beating the war drums like never before.  Russia has, overnight, become the whipping boy for everything wrong with the Democratic Party as well as the scapegoat for every major intel security lapse in the USA.  The U.S. Intelligence Community will continue to fabricate patently false stories about the Trump Administration with respect to Russia as pre-emptive strikes to make any meaningful dialogue politically precarious.  At the request of the C.I.A., the MSM will also continue to publish fake news and naked propaganda about the same in order to greatly inflame anti-Russian sentiment.
Whenever the Neocon cabal wants war, they pull out all the stops.  However, in 2017, their New World Order is under serious assault around the globe and war has become an apparent necessity.  Populist movements and nationalist revolutions are springing up like mushrooms across the planet.  After the controlled demolition of the global economic and financial system, the cabal considers war — World War III — as their only real option (just as they created the Great Depression to set the stage for World War II).  Inciting extreme Russophobia has always been their means to starting the real big wars. WW3 will be no different, unless Trump and Putin meet in broad daylight and declare Deep State the archenemy of We the People everywhere.  That’s the short story, now read on for the extended back story.
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The entire anti-Russian campaign is being quite deliberately orchestrated at the highest echelons of Deep State and the U.S. Intelligence Community.[1]
As usual, the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) is coordinating the Russophobic propaganda campaign.  The following data point explains why the C.I.A. is always so effective in this endeavor and institutionally oriented to forever conduct war propaganda campaigns distinguished by extreme Russophobia.
“General Reinhard Gehlen, former head of Nazi intelligence operations against the Soviets, was hired by the US Army and later by the CIA to operate 600 ex-Nazi agents in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany.
In 1948, CIA Director Roscoe Hillenkoetter assumed control of the
so-called Gehlen Organization.”
(Source: www.cia.gov)
The World Shadow Government, itself, which directs the clandestine leadership in the Vatican, the City of London, and the District of Columbia, is behind every move.
The Global Control Matrix, which overlays the entire planetary civilization, is also deeply involved in every aspect of this black operation to unseat a sitting POTUS and overthrow the Russian president.
The globalist New World Order (NWO) agenda, which has been operating in the background for centuries, hinges upon the strict adherence to some key organizing principles.
The central organizing principle, which is always followed religiously by the secret NWO ruling cabal, concerns the strict maintenance of the perpetual war economy.
Toward that end, world peace can never be achieved.  Rather, only the false notion that peace may be attained — at some magical moment in the future — is ever projected.
Consequently, the imaginary split between East and West is always exploited to the max by the ruling cabal.  The East is just far and foreign enough relative to the West that it can always be successfully set up as the [fictitious] bogeyman.

Russia

The landmass of the Russian Motherland is not only the largest on Earth, it’s also the only country that stretches from the Far East to the West.
Given this geographical reality, Russia naturally serves as the bridge between East and West.  Russian society and culture, traditions and customs, philosophies and religions come from both the East and the West.
As both the land bridge and the diplomatic bridge between East and West, Russia’s fundamental role is to unify and reconcile humankind.
The Great Game initiated by the British Empire centuries ago, and perpetuated by the present US-UK Empire, is an ongoing attempt to sabotage the great destiny of Russia.
Because Russia is so heavily influenced by Eastern philosophy and spirituality, its current leadership has much patience and forbearance.  Putin et al. are well aware of every attempt to wreck and ruin Russia, as well as diminish its standing within the world community of nations.
Putin’s Russia has been preparing (and practicing) for this intensifying global conflict for many years, as the Motherland has over decades before him.  Hence, the present Kremlin leadership is undaunted by the endless saber-rattling by the West.  They know that empty cans make the most noise.

The World Wars

Each of the World Wars was intentionally staged and planned well before their actual occurrence.  Both wars were in actuality major moves within the context of the Great Game.  The global geopolitical chessboard was profoundly rearranged at the end of each world war.  For example, both World War I and II were quite instrumental in paving the way for the illegal establishment of the Modern State of Israel.
World War I was precisely engineered to keep Germany and Russia from forming either a political alliance and/or an economic union.  Both bilateral arrangements would have spelled disaster for Anglo-American hegemony which had been well established by 1914 through British imperialism.
However, it was the purposeful weakening of Russia by the ravages of WWI from 1914 through 1917 which set the stage for the Bolshevik Revolution.  That fake Russian Revolution was manufactured by a collaboration of London and New York City banksters, at the direction their Illuminati overlords.
The very purpose of the unrelenting Great Game is not only to completely control the four corners of Russia, but also to exploit its vast supply of natural resources and manpower. The notorious slave labor camps known as the Gulag Archipelago were established to accomplish both of these objectives.
Soviet Communism was then painstakingly set up high in the international firmament as the global bogeyman which must be resisted by all democracy-loving people.  In this way, the future National Socialists of Germany would be used to further antagonize the Marxist Communists of the Soviet Union as a means of keeping both countries alienated from each other.
According to a fastidiously designed blueprint, World War II was the second global conflict devised to keep Russia and Germany apart.  Both Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin were carefully groomed by their handlers to take opposite sides during the second “Great War”.  There’s no better way to prevent a natural alliance between two emerging superpowers than to instigate an epic war between them.
The ensuing Cold War provided the perfect pretext for the Military-Industrial Complex to become deeply entrenched throughout the all the major Western powers.  Once the Deep State was inaugurated, the perpetual war economy would never run out of wars to fight. In this fashion, the West and the East would be forever pitted against each other right up to the present day.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

The most unacknowledged byproduct of the fall of the Berlin Wall is that it facilitated the immediate liberalization of Russia as well as all of the former republics and satellites of the USSR.  This pre-planned neoliberal scheme was expeditiously implemented in order to indoctrinate all the concerned nations for the coming predatory capitalism.  The populace of each country was told that the predatory capitalists from the West were there to show them the right way to run an economy, as well as their governments.
In actuality, the new class of oligarchs (both homegrown and foreign) only arrived to steal the wealth of each target nation, as well as the hard assets of the citizen owners.  This pervasive dynamic of plundering, pillaging and raping all of the former states which comprised the USSR continued until the very day that Vladimir Putin was handed the reins of government by President Boris Yeltsin.
The relentless campaign against Putin essentially began the very day that he left the neoliberal reservation and started taking back what was stolen from Russia.  He also began the process of national social transformation by gradually bringing Russia back to its conservative roots.  As a matter of historical fact, all of the largest Eastern societies are quite conservative by tradition and values.  Russia, China, India, as well as the other nations of the East, share common beliefs and core principles which are profoundly antithetical to the ultra-liberalism of the West.
The very purpose of imposing Marxist Communism by the Anglo-American banskters on Russia and China was to erode the long-held conservatism and genuine religiosity of those peoples. The same attempt was made in India, which leaned toward Russia and China throughout the Cold War; however, Mahatma Gandhi short-circuited that subversive NWO plot overseen by the British.

The BRICS Alliance

Because India successfully threw off the yoke of British imperialism under Gandhi’s leadership, the Western power’s “divide and conquer” conspiracy revealed itself as never before. The imposed partitioning of Pakistan exposed what the leaders of the BRICS nations have always known: that “divide and rule” would forever be the control mechanism used by the Anglo-American Axis (AAA) to dominate planet Earth.
The formation of the BRICS economic union at the urging of Vladimir Putin represents the single greatest threat to the US-UK Empire.  The unification of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa constitutes such a danger to the NWO agenda that their intelligence agencies were ordered to come up with a plan to destroy the BRICS association. The fairly recent coup d’état in Brazil is just one conspiratorial plot that was hatched to achieve that goal.
There are literally hundreds of plots afoot to torpedo the BRICS flagship—Russia.  After all, it was Putin who stepped into the role of point man for this extremely dangerous but liberating project.  Because of this extraordinary act of self-sacrifice, he has been resoundingly vilified throughout the Western mainstream media (MSM).  Likewise, his every peace initiative has been misrepresented as warmongering by his Neocon nemeses, when it is they who are the incessant warmakers.
Most of the MSM-generated propaganda is disseminated so as to stop the decline of the U.S. dollar.  As the world’s reserve currency since the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement, the dollar stands to lose the most as the BRICS cease using it for international transactions. The transitioning away from the greenback for oil and gas purchases is the single greatest threat to the U.S. dollar.  And it’s the very reason why so many countries in the Middle East have been attacked by various nations belonging to the Anglo-American Axis.  Those that were victims of unprovoked aggression by AAA militaries simply took serious initiatives to decouple from the U.S. dollar.
Syrian war refugees (AP Photo/UNRWA, File) — Click on photo to enlarge.

Armageddon in the Mideast

The ever-unfolding Armageddon in the Middle East, especially throughout the Northern Levant, is yet another ploy by the AAA leadership to continue their perpetual war economy.  Not only did they hope to further the Greater Israel project coordinated by Israel and quietly advocated by the Sunni-backed governments in the region such as Saudi Arabia, they also hoped to take control of all the oil and gas resources in the Mideast.
It’s no wonder then that extensive areas would be transformed into a dystopian, post-apocalyptic wasteland.  This was all done by design in order to remove the indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands.  Only in this manner could the corporate coveted lands be freed up for unbridled oil and gas exploration and development.  Except that one day the Russian military showed up as the skunk at the picnic.
If there’s one transgression that the Neocon cabal will never forgive, or forget, it is Russia’s unanticipated entry into the Syrian theater of war.  This sole act of defiance by President Putin showed the whole world that the combined US and NATO war machine wasn’t nearly as invincible as it appeared to be.  Putin’s generals ran roughshod over the CIA-trained ISIS terrorists and Al-Nusra Front mercenaries.[2]  Actually, they first ensured their military success by totally controlling the airspace above ISIL raining bombs and missiles on their most strategic strongholds and supply lines.
By overwhelming Daesh positions all over Syria, Putin’s generals basically blew up the Greater Israel project for the rest of this decade and beyond.  In so doing, the entire NWO agenda has been significantly curtailed.  No other individual can be given so much credit as Putin for throwing a wrench in the Zio-Anglo-American juggernaut.  The cabal has gotten so desperate that they have been using Saudi Arabia to carry out all sorts of military operations (e.g. Yemen), as well as terrorist attacks whenever and wherever they are needed.
With this understanding of Putin’s role in the prevention of a totalitarian One World Government via the ever-unfolding NWO agenda, it should be clear why the cabal forever crucifies him in the press.  Truly, Vladimir Putin is a personification of everything the New World Order is working hard to destroy.  He is, at once, a nationalist president and a genuine peacemaker, a spiritually advanced leader and a world-class statesman, a master chessman and rugged individualist.  In short, Vlad scares the heck out of the Neocon cabal.

Trump and Putin

It ought to be self-evident by now as to why the same cabal is so very afraid of a Trump-Putin compact.  They know that a USA-Russia détente would even be more deadly to their misguided plans than a German-Russian alliance.  Were President Trump to take his intentions one step further, a Russo-American accord would guarantee that the New World Order agenda would effectively be terminated.
Given the multi-century crime spree committed by those at the very peak of the pinnacle of  the World Shadow Government, they understand that they would eventually be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  The world’s premier law enforcement agencies possess untold volumes hard evidence of crimes against humanity in the form of countless war crimes, several premeditated genocides and numerous acts of state-sponsored terrorism.
The members of the cabal, both covert decision-makers at the top and overt collaborators in the middle, know that they are all facing unprecedented existential threats.  And, that they must use every ruse and stratagem to nullify those threats.  Therefore, they simply fall back on what they have always done best and assert that â€œThe Russians are coming!”  After all, the Russian Red Scare has worked like a charm for many decades, so why should it fail now?
However, what the cabal has quite deceitfully failed to tell the people is that it is they who represent the real Red Scare of the 3rd millennium.  Their One World Government is nothing but a supranational and tyrannical ruling body that is answerable to no one save its hidden masters.  Their furtive plans are all carried out to turn the whole world into a monolithic, communist superstate. Their future unelected totalitarian government is closely modeled after the European Union’s, which has proven to be the bane of existence for countries and citizens all over the Continent. EU Exposé: A Planned Totalitarian Superstate to Destroy Europe

Where is this all going?

Now the reader can better comprehend why there is so much propaganda spewed at Russia, and outright lies written and told about Putin.
Because Trump cuts a similar profile to his Russian counterpart, he has been hoisted even higher in the public square and made the victim of nonstop ridicule and unwarranted persecution.
Deep State is now clearly on the defensive as it takes every offensive measure it can think of to neutralize both Putin and Trump.  By fabricating one accusation after another against Trump, they hope to keep him in the state of constant agitation.  In forcing his entire administration to fight one fire after another, Team Trump will eventually succumb to political PTSD which eventually paralyzes as it incapacitates.
Similarly, the agents of Deep State will continue to launch one allegation after another against Putin’s Russia.  They then follow-up on these unproven violations of international law by imposing economic sanctions and financial constraints which constitute the cold phase of WW3 in order to soften up the Russian people.  The Neocon cabal knows that their only hope is to trigger a hot phase of a full-blown World War III.  This is why they have pushed Putin so hard with black operations like murdering Russia’s top diplomats and ambassadors. Who is killing all the Russian diplomats?
It’s important to point out that the Anglo-American Axis is merely following the exact same playbook that they used as a prelude to starting World Wars I and II.  With the planned election of warmonger Hillary Clinton, the cabal had hoped to finally push the world into a WW3 scenario.*  It really does appear that they never counted on Donald J. Trump showing up and being ready for active duty—as Commander-in-Chief.
*Key Point: It’s an historical fact that Democratic Administrations
have been used to start and prosecute the World Wars as well as most
of the regional wars since 1900.[3]

Clinton and Podesta

As always, there are several levels of intrigue going on simultaneously whenever Deep State undertakes such an all-consuming global operation as the “Russian hack” psyop. The sheer domination of the daily news cycle by “Russia this; Russia that” is always a reflection of what TPTB really do fear the most.  However, there is also a purely political point being scored with this completely contrived Russophobia black op.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman was John Podesta.  Both Clinton and Podesta have gone down in U.S. presidential election history as the two of the biggest losers of all time.  Bear in mind that this was Clinton’s second humiliating loss after being blindsided by Barack Obama in 2008.  Not only did these two very bad losers need a very good excuse for all the livid donors, they were also desperate for a story that would pacify their ultra-sensitive and still-crying liberal base.
There are actually multiple reasons why these two characters required the â€œexcuse of the millennium” as to why they just got trounced by Trump.  The very best they could come up with was the “Russian election hack”.  This false accusation led to the baseless conclusion that the election was hacked by the Russians and, therefore, the Democrats were powerless in defeat, even though no such thing happened.
This gave Podesta, especially, something very BIG to talk about at a time when his direct involvement with Pizzagate was being virally exposed in the worldwide Alt Media, and then to a lesser extent by the MSM.  Once Pizzagate was exposed as Podesta’s Achilles’ heel, he became like a wounded animal thrashing about in sheer desperation.  This is when the anti-Russian campaign was really racheted up because the very future of the Democratic Party was hanging in the balance as was his political fate.
Clinton also needed to blame anyone but herself, being the most inferior and corrupt, caustic and unlikeable, offensive and dangerous, mean-spirited and vengeful presidential candidate in U.S history.  How she ever even got the nomination can only be explained by the staunch support she received from the warmongering Neocons.  They prepared her over the course of her entire career to be the POTUS who would wage war on Russia, even if it meant going nuclear on them.
Key Point: HRC was actually disqualified from holding any public office based on her own admissions of fact. (U.S. CODE: Hillary R. Clinton is disqualified from holding any public office in the United States Government)
Most expediently, the concocted “Russian hacking” narrative by Podesta perfectly plays into the Neocon machination to provoke Russia into a regional war (e.g. Ukraine) on the way to triggering a full-scale WW3.  The war propaganda also feeds into their desire for massive war profiteering in the form of gun running, human trafficking, drug smuggling, artifact black marketing, oil theft and other illicit enterprises which are easily covered up in the fog of war.
Lastly, this “Russian hacking” approach, the Neocons hope, will afford them the opportunity to again take back the Motherland from the Russian people. The Neocon cabal longs for the day when they can complete their Russia exploitation project via their oligarch agents of predatory capitalism and the draconian application of neoliberal economics.  What follows is the back story to this multi-decade conspiratorial movement that has brought so much death and destruction to Russia for a century, as well as to the world-at-large. STRATFOR Chief Reveals Zio-Anglo-American Plot For World Domination
The bottom line here is that neither Clinton nor Podesta would take any blame whatsoever for their epic failure.  Clinton herself had issued many anti-Russian screeds during the debates in order to smear Trump so it was a very convenient excuse when they were soundly defeated at the polls.  It’s a well known fact that criminally insane psychopaths will never assume responsibility for their misconduct and/or unlawful actions. When such bad actors enter politics, their incorrigible criminal behavior mixes with those of similar ilk, and then all hell can break loose as it is across America today. This link explains the surreptitious process of ponerization in much greater detail: PONERIZATION: How the American Republic was taken over by political cliques of criminally insane psychopaths

Deep State

Because of so many unanticipated eventualities, the agents of Deep State are working triple time to sow seed of chaos and confusion everywhere and anywhere.  It’s as though Pandora’s box has been opened in every nation on Earth wherein each is now plagued with so much political pandemonium and social mayhem, economic instability and financial insecurity.
In light of this rapidly devolving predicament, it’s more essential than ever for President Trump and President Putin to meet face-to-face in order to meet this extraordinary global challenge. The world is truly at a crossroad: it can follow the Neocons to more war or the righteous leaders to an enduring peace.
The current generation has never witnessed two presidents of the 2 superpowers willing to sit down with each other in a mutually respectful manner.  This alone bodes well for humanity; now, if only they can be compelled by their good conscience to speak to each other as members of the universal brotherhood.
Remember, Deep State knows that it will  be like the Titanic colliding with the iceberg should Trump and Putin cooperate to expose the real “Beast” that has terrorized the planet for so long.  And Deep State will be the Titanic.  Should enough people wake up to this unfolding reality, everything can change in a day and a night. There is nothing so strong and formidable as people power in this age of populist movements and authentic revolutions. Therefore, the real mission here is to enlighten as many people as possible before things really get so out of control that we move past the point of no return.
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Special Note: 
 
The real benefit of Trump’s victory is that the focus of Deep State has been shifted from Russia and Germany to Trump and Putin.  Enormous amounts of time, energy and resources had been directed to degrading the Russo-German relationship.  Now the Neocon warmongers have been compelled to sabotage the US-Russian with all deliberate speed to avert the utter collapse of their NWO implementation plan.  No matter what the POTUS does or does not do, the Trump movement has squared off against the purple revolutionaries who ignorantly blame Russia for Hillary’s historic loss.  This exceedingly polarizing dynamic alone should serve as an insurance policy against Trump being neoconned into war with Russia.  Also, there is this: How Trump Averted World War III
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Conclusion

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin must schedule a summit meeting post haste before the US president is so undercut that he no longer has the power to proceed toward a durable peace.
The American people have no quarrel with the Russian people.  Nor do the Russians have any disagreements with Americans.  It is rogue elements within the US government that have stoked the divisions that separate both countries.  Likewise, it is the malevolent Neocon factions within Deep State that seek to advance the doomed NWO agenda. Which is why Trump has no choice but to knock down the 3 primary pillars of Deep State.
Trump cannot allow a fake Russian conspiracy to keep him from his stated mission. He said many times on the campaign trail that there was no reason not to make peace with Russia.  And Trump asked why anyone would ever want war with the nuclear superpower. Putin is his own man and quite willing to meet with Trump.  The vast majority of his people only want peace and good will between the two nations.
Given these true circumstances, there is no reason why Putin and Trump cannot bring the world together under one big tent marked by mutual respect and good will.  Since both are professed Christians, there is plenty of common religious ground upon which to convene their historic peacemaking venture.

State of the Nation

John Podesta: Deep State’s Super-Agent Inside The Beltway

“Podesta the Molesta” takes a break from Pizzagate to harass President Trump for tweeting the proven facts about his gross negligence, serial deception and official misconduct

Citizens for Pizzagate Truth
What has gotten John Podesta freemason apron in such twist? Was it the following tweet by President Trump?
All Trump did was tweet the honest truth about Podesta’s gross failure to turn over the server to the proper authorities for investigation after the reported leaks à la WikiLeaks.
Now exactly why wouldn’t Podesta do that?  Why did he refuse to permit any law enforcement authorities to check out the server to identify the dangerous cyber-culprit?
Who wouldn’t want the FBI forensic investigators — highly skilled in this particular type of cyber-crime — to take possession of the server … … … unless there was a LOT more on that server that needed to be kept strictly private and confidential.  The following link contains much more incriminating evidence than the suspicious email posted below that was sent by John Podesta to his brother Tony and his wife Mary.
If this scandalous content is representative of similar information on the DNC server, it would certainly explain why Podesta would also not turn over his IT devices.

Here’s the indisputable timeline of the DNC narrative:

First, the DNC gets hacked and the highly radioactive content ends up in a massive WikiLeaks data dump on July 22, 2016. â€œThis collection included 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the DNC, the governing body of the United States’ Democratic Party.”[1]
After the FBI formally announces an investigation on July 25, the DNC refuses to turn over the concerned servers to the FBI or any other law enforcement agency to conduct the proper forensic investigation.  Guccifer 2.o is suspected of conducting the hack but the attention is nevertheless turned toward Russia.  The more the Clinton campaign falters, the more Russia is falsely accused of the hack.
It’s true that the extremely damaging information contained in the DNC emails put Podesta and the campaign in a 24/7 damage control mode.  DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and 3 other senior officers were forced to resign.   At the end of the day, the motherlode of strictly confidential emails literally upends the Clinton’s campaign.  And Hillary loses in what is universally termed an ‘historic’ loss.
In the face of the humiliating defeat comes a stone-cold guilty John Podesta looking to deflect blame that he should have borne as campaign chairman.  Not only did his emails reflect a manager who was completely inept and out of touch, they exposed exceedingly serious conspiratorial criminal conduct.  This is when the DNC really started to scream â€œRussia did it!” at the top of their lungs.
The Pizzagate crime spree was initially outed at the end of October.  The “fake news” meme was disseminated by the Mainstream Media (MSM) at the beginning of November as a means of quickly killing the Pizzagate story.  Google Analytics Graphic Proves How The MSM ‘Fake News’ Strategy Was Implemented To Short-Circuit Pizzagate Scandal
While this attempt was successful at first, Pizzagate gained so much traction in the Alt Media that there was no stopping what is now the largest citizen investigation in human history.  Much more significantly, the Washington, D.C.-centered Pizzagate investigation evolves into a worldwide project exposing Pedogate—“A Global Child Trafficking and Exploitation Crime Syndicate”. PEDOGATE: Pandora’s Box Has Been Opened for Deep State and the C.I.A.
The “fake news” meme eventually boomerangs back onto the MSM.  President Trump uses it weekly to remind the American people that the daily news cycle is full of MSM-produced fake news.  Because of this constant reminder by Trump and the Alt Media, Deep State relentlessly uses the fake Russia hack story as a weapon.  And the MSM artificially keeps the phony conspiracy alive without ever providing any proof whatsoever.
Particularly in view of the “nuclear fallout” of these events, it’s clear that John Podesta had the most to lose of all the parties concerned.  And, boy, does he have a LOT to lose, including his freedom of movement!  So, what are Podesta’s real concerns here?
• First and foremost, Podesta would be accused of having the greatest responsibility for Hillary’s epic loss which she would never own up to.  As chair, not only was it his job to win at all cost, losing to Donald Trump only added insult to injury.
• Secondly, many of Podesta’s own emails proved to be very suspicious and revealed his deep involvement with Pizzagate criminal activity.  The veritable crime wave associated with Pizzagate continues unabated, as does the investigation of Podesta and his co-conspirators.  And he knows it.
• Thirdly, Podesta’s shocking failure to ensure adequate cybersecurity for the campaign led to the unprecedented string of 2016 election losses by Democrat candidates nationwide.  Those election defeats continue to this very day partially due to the exceedingly sordid email revelations.

The Carefully Hidden Back Story

Now we come to the real plot behind the patently false and purposefully contrived Russian hack story.
John Podesta and the like are really being used by the New World Order cabal that has the most to gain from a Russian boogeyman.
The ruling cabal will do anything possible to prevent Trump and Putin from coming together.  Their worst nightmare is world peace. Deep State not only controls the entire planetary civilization via the perpetual war economy, it would collapse in a world without war and conflict.
Herein lies the single most important reason for the unending fake news about Russia. The same crowd of Neocon warmongers is desperate to trigger a war with Russia as a prelude to the hot phase of World War III.  And the election hack ‘story’ has done a lot to turn the average American against Russia and President Putin.  This stealthy strategy has slowly put the US citizenry on war footing.
All of the military buildup on Russia’s borders and bellicose posturing by the European pawns (from both presidents and prime ministers) has also been carried out toward this end. The bogus Russian hack narrative has even been used by the same EU leaders to influence and scare people across Europe during their respective elections.

Pizzagate, Russia & Crowdstrike

John Podesta knew from the very beginning that Russia had nothing to do with the hacking of the DNC servers.  Nonetheless, he took every opportunity to aggressively push the fictitious story out there.  Podesta was well aware that his political future was at stake. So was his livelihood given the sheer criminality of Pizzagate (see link below).
Podesta also knew that CrowdStrike would be the only company given access to their servers.  The Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike is Dmitri Alperovitch who is suspected of working for Ukrainian Intelligence.  This CIA-contractor is the preferred cybersecurity company for manufacturing false evidence against selected target.  They can concoct a spurious case against any party, and they do whenever the U.S. Intelligence Community so orders it.
From the very start it was clear that CrowdStrike would build a counterfeit case against Russia since their whole MO revolves around â€œhunting Russian bear”.  The following exposé delineates just how easy it is for a cyber-technology firm like CrowdStrike to operate such a fraudulent investigation arm.  CONFIRMED: DNC paid the ‘Russian’ founder of CrowdStrike to hack its server so it could be blamed on Russia!
Screenshot from Crowdstrike’s SlideShare on “Russian bear hunting”

Conclusion

In John Podesta Deep State has found an exceptionally willing agent.  Not only has he been a used to manipulate Presidents Clinton and Obama when he served in their administrations, he also functioned as Deep State handler of Candidate Clinton. Only a dyed-in-the-wool NWO globalist could function as the campaign chairman for the cabal’s choice to further advance the Obamanation.
This is exactly why Podesta et al. made up the Russian hack story out of thin air.  They were that desperate to see Clinton win and to ensure a Trump defeat.  No other politico inside the Beltway has worked so hard to keep this fake news story alive as Podesta has. Even without a shred of evidence, this Jesuit-trained operative shamelessly maintains the false allegation.
Whenever there is a profound personal reason to promote an untrue accusation, which then marries up with a similar institutional agenda, there is no stopping the ruse. However, there always comes a day when truth will break out into the open just like the sun does after a thunderstorm passes by.  Once that happens, this whole game will change overnight, and those who have borne false witness will be inevitably held accountable.
As much as anyone associated with Pizzagate and Pedogate, fake news and the Russian hack story, John Podesta must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  His entire criminal network needs to be shut down post-haste.  And the world community of nations ought to be apprised of these furtive machinations designed to start a World War.
Citizens for Pizzagate Truth
July 9, 2017
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FOIA Dump Reveals Collusion Between Lynch, FBI And Media To Bury Bill Clinton Meeting by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Back on June 29, 2016, Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, tried to convince us that the following ‘impromptu’ meeting between herself and Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport, a private meeting which lasted 30 minutes on Lynch’s […]

Assembling the Troops: US to Start GLOBAL Military Drills Amid ‘Complex Worldwide Threats’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
US Plans ‘Global’ Drills to Counter Russia & Other ‘Complex Threats’ – Top US Military Official by https://www.rt.com/ The US military is shifting towards a “more global” exercise program in preparation to deter what they term a “more assertive Russia” as well as countering other complex threats, a senior officer commanding the US forces in Europe […]

Trump Will Now Become the War President

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Trump Will Now Become the War President by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ President Trump has been defeated by the military/security complex and forced into continuing the orchestrated and dangerous tensions with Russia. Trump’s defeat has taught the Russians the lesson I have been trying to teach them for years, and that is that Russia is […]

‘Juncker is Deeply Worried!’ Brussels is Crumbling and the EU is Panicking Says Professor

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
‘Juncker is Deeply Worried!’ Brussels is Crumbling and the EU is Panicking Says Professor by DARREN HUNT, http://www.express.co.uk/ THE EUROPEAN UNION is crumbling and Jean-Claude Juncker is “deeply worried” according to professor Matthew Goodwin. – The professor insisted that the European Union was falling apart and was facing massive challenges, with Brexit just one of its problems. Speaking to RT, […]

The U.S. Army has Banned Its Soldiers From Using Chinese DJI Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 31 minutes ago
*Ben Watson, Defense One*: *The US Army Just Ordered Soldiers to Stop Using Drones from China’s DJI* An Aug. 2 memo cites 'increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities' with drones from China’s market-leading DJI. The U.S. Army has ordered troops to stop using consumer drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, according to an Aug. 2 memo seen by Defense One and confirmed by two Army officials. “Cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media from devices, and secure equipment for follow on direction,” reads the memo from Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Anderso... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
An RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launcher seen in action on board the Kabardino-Balkaria ASW corvette during the Russian Navy Day celebrations in Baltiysk on July 30, 2017. © SPUTNIK/ IGOR ZAREMBO *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures* (Sputnik).

Trump Admin-AG Sessions Threaten First Amendment-Freedom of the Press

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China Hits Back At President Trump's Criticism On Beijing's Policy Towards North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *China hits back at Trump criticism over North Korea* BEIJING (Reuters) - China hit back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he was "very disappointed" in China following Pyongyang's latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution. China has become increasingly frustrated with American and Japanese criticism that it should do more to rein in Pyongyang. China is North Korea's closest ally, but Beijing is angry with its continued nuclear and missile tests. North Korea said on Saturday it had co... more »

President Trump And Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Agree To Escalate 'Actions' Against North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill:** Trump, Abe discuss ‘grave and growing’ threat from N. Korea* President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed the "grave and growing" threat from North Korea after Pyongyang conducted its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Trump and Abe during a call on Sunday agreed that North Korea "poses a grave and growing direct threat to the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other countries near and far," according to a readout from the White House. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Yup .... *North Korea ICBM Test Strengthen... more »

Oglala Annual School Supply Drive Honoring Leonard Peltier

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. Support Native American Students Annual School Supply Drive This annual school supply drive is one of our community projects created to honor Leonard Peltier's vision of empowering the Oglala People to have an active role in defining the future of their tribe. Both Leonard and the committee believe that all have the potential to rise above their given circumstances

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse Benefit Concert for Leonard Peltier

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse A Benefit Concert for Leonard Peltier Monday November 6, 2017 BOK Center Tulsa, OK As some of you may have heard, some good friends of mine are putting on a benefit concert to help me address some of the legal challenges my defense team feels could end in my release. At my age, there simply aren't going to be many more opportunities – so I hope you

Three Years to Safeguard Our Climate

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Why we need to start now to address global warming (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* Tick tick tick. Stefan Rahmstorf is one of the most pre-eminent climate scientists in the world: *Stefan Rahmstorf* (born 22 February 1960) is a German oceanographer and climatologist. Since 2000, he has been a Professor of Physics of the Oceans at Potsdam University. He received his Ph.D. in oceanography from Victoria University of Wellington (1990). His work focuses on the role of ocean currents in climate change.[1] He was one of the lead authors of the IPCC Fourth Assessment ... more »

Pakistan’s Soft Coup- The Deep States Ousts Nawaz Sharif

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*The deep state with the assistance of outside interests? * *Can't say for certain. Let's just say there is a high probability of outside interest involvement considering all players and nation states affected by the removal of Nawaz Sharif. * *I used the term soft coup. Was it a soft coup? I would say so.* *Soft Coup definition* *Soft coups include actions of senior government or military officials refusing to carry out their roles in critical tasks, or otherwise acting in opposition to the letter or spirit of the law to diminish or remove de facto power from those who would otherwis... more »

U.S. Pacific Command: There Are 3 Major Threats Challenge The Pacific

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
An M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System from 1st Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Republic of Korea/United States Combined Division, fires an MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile into the Sea of Japan July 5.. The U.S.-South Korea exercise came in response to North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.. (Army) *Military Times*: *PACOM commander: 3 major threats challenge the Pacific* The head of U.S. Pacific Command said the region is focused on three major threats: North Korea, China’s interactions in the South China Sea, and the... more »

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Today's Attack On the Iraqi Embassy In Kabul, Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul* KABUL (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday that began with a suicide bomber blowing himself up at the main gate, allowing gunmen to enter the building and battle security forces. Although there has been no confirmation of direct planning links with the main Islamic State movement in Iraq and Syria, the attack, just three weeks after the recapture of Mosul, underlines fears of a spillover into Afghanistan from figh... more »

Gee I wonder what ole Chris Christie has been up to? Oh, just yelling at baseball fans again.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
At #Cubs #Brewers game. #ChrisChristie was getting razzed by fans, so he got in the face of one of them. 5:30 on @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/sx8euMgFy2 — Ben Hutchison (@BennyHutch) July 30, 2017 Courtesy of HuffPo: *New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a spat with a baseball fan at a game in Milwaukee on Sunday, his latest public relations snafu to cap a month of snafus. * *In a video posted to Twitter, Christie is seen leaning over a fan who heckled him, angrily calling the man a “big shot” before storming away with a bowl of nachos.* *A local news reporter for the station... more »

Musical Interlude: Little River Band, "Help Is On It's Way"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Little River Band, "Help Is On It's Way" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAfVoWuQdw0

“The Turn to ‘Effective, but we don’t like it.’”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“The Turn to ‘Effective, but we don’t like it.’”* by Scott Adams “Prior to President Trump’s inauguration, I predicted a coming story arc in three acts. Act one involved mass protests in the streets because Hillary Clinton’s campaign had successfully branded Trump as the next Hitler. Sure enough, we saw mass protests by anti-Trumpers who legitimately and honestly believed the country had just elected the next Hitler. I predicted that the Hitler phase would evaporate by summer for lack of supporting evidence. That happened. I also predicted the anti-Trumpers would modify their atta... more »

WATCH: Cops Let Man Go After He Snaps & Knocks Out Valet—Because He’s Part of the Thin Blue Line

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: blue privilege]A former cop and DEA agent walked up to an innocent valet and knocked him out. When police arrived, he flexed his blue privilege and was not arrested.

As Cannabis Becomes Legal, Oakland Now Giving ‘Reparations’ to Ex-Cons Arrested for Selling Weed

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: cannabis]Half of all permits for cannabis businesses are going to those arrested for pot possession or living in communities unfairly targeted by police. But is it government overreach?

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, is Dead At 73

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, died of complications from ALS, on 27 July 2017 at his home in Kentucky. He was 73.

Steven Furtick Signs Six Year, $110 Million Contract with Lakewood Church?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick took to Twitter to dispel a satire site's claim about him.

American Airlines flight attendants preparing to sue after claiming their uniforms made them violently ill

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
A group of American Airlines flight attendants has retained legal counsel for a lawsuit against uniform supplier, Twin Hill, claiming their uniforms caused them serious harm. It’s not known if American Airlines will be a co-defendant in the suit as well. The group has retained LA-based firms Balaban & Spielberger and Kabateck Brown Kellner. Back

Why This Osteopath Says Someone is Trying To Silence Her About Her Husband’s Death (He was a Doctor Found Dead)

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
In January 2016, Dr. John Marshall was found dead in the Spokane River but a year later his wife- Dr. Suzan Marshall- still doesn’t know for sure what happened to him. Although the Spokane County medical examiner ruled his death an accidental drowning, Marshall, who is a doctor herself (a surgeon) believes he was beaten to
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On the eve of the federal convention, and following its adjournment in September of 1787, the Anti-Federalists made the case that the Constitution makers in Philadelphia had exceeded the mandate they were given to amend the Articles of Confederation, and nothing more.

The Federal Constitution augured ill for freedom, argued the Anti-Federalists. These unsung heroes had warned early Americans of the "ropes and chains of consolidation," in Patrick Henry's magnificent words, inherent in the new dispensation.

At the very least, and after 230 years of just such "consolidation," it’s safe to say that the original Constitution is a dead letter.

The natural- and common law traditions, once lodestars for lawmakers, have been buried under the rubble of legislation and statute. However much one shovels the muck of lawmaking aside, natural justice and the Founders' original intent remain buried too deep to exhume.

Consider: America’s Constitution makers bequeathed a central government of delegated and enumerated powers. The Constitution gives Congress only some eighteen specific legislative powers. Nowhere among these powers is Social Security, civil rights (predicated as they are on grotesque violations of property rights), Medicare, Medicaid, and the elaborate public works sprung from the General Welfare and Interstate Commerce Clauses.

There is simply no warrant in the Constitution for most of what the Federal Frankenstein does.

The welfare clause stipulates that "Congress will have the power … to provide for the general welfare." And even though the general clause is followed by a detailed enumeration of the limited powers so delegated; our overlords, over decades of dirigisme, have taken Article I, Section 8 to mean that government can pick The People's pockets and proceed with force against them for any perceivable purpose and project.

Today, Federal courts are in the business of harmonizing law across the nation, rather than allowing communities to live under laws they author, as guaranteed by The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

In American federalism, the rights of the individual are secured through strict limits imposed on the power of the central government by a Bill of Rights and the division of authority between autonomous states and a federal government. States had been entrusted with the power to beat back the federal occupier and void unconstitutional federal laws. States' rights are "an essential Americanism,” wrote Old Rightist Frank Chodorov. The Founding Fathers as well as the opponents of the Constitution agreed on the principle of divided authority as a safeguard to the rights of the individual."

Duly, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison perfected a certain doctrine in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. "The Virginia Resolutions,” explains historian Thomas E. Woods, Jr., “spoke of the states' rights to 'interpose' between the federal government and the people of the states; the Kentucky Resolutions used the term nullification — the states, they said, could nullify federal laws that they believed to be unconstitutional." Jefferson," emphasizes Woods, "considered states' rights a much more important and effective safeguard of people's liberties than the 'checks and balances' among the three branches of the federal government."

And for good reason. While judicial review was intended to curb Congress and restrain the executive, in reality, the unholy judicial, legislative and executive federal trinity has simply colluded in an alliance that has helped to abolish the Tenth Amendment.

You know the drill, but are always surprised anew by it. Voters pass a law under which a plurality wishes to live. Along comes a U.S. district judge and voids the law, citing a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.

For example: Voters might elect to prohibit government from sanctioning gay marriage. A U.S. district judge voids voter-approved law for violating the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. These periodical contretemps around gay marriage are perfectly proper judicial activism heralded by the Fourteenth Amendment. Yet not even conservative constitutional originalists are willing to cop to the propriety of it all. If the Bill of Rights was intended to place strict limits on federal power and protect individual and locality from the national government — the Fourteenth Amendment effectively defeated that purpose by placing the power to enforce the Bill of Rights in federal hands, where it was never intended to be. Put differently, matters previously subject to state jurisdiction have been pulled into the orbit of a judiciary.

The gist of it: Jeffersonian constitutional thought is no longer in the Constitution; its revival unlikely.

As ardent a defender of the Constitution as constitutional scholar James McClellan was — even he conceded, sadly, that the Constitution makers were mistaken to rely on the good faith of Congress and their observance of the requirements of liberty, to rein in an Über-Presidency in the making. Nor has Congress prevented the rise of a legislating bureaucracy (the Deep State?) and an overweening judiciary — a judiciary that has, of late, found in the Constitution a mandate to compel commerce by forcing individual Americans to purchase health insurance on pains of a fine.

Meanwhile, John G. Roberts Jr., a “conservative,” rewrote Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, and then proceeded to provide the fifth vote to uphold the individual mandate undergirding the law, thereby undeniably and obscenely extending Congress's taxing power.

“[B]uried in the constitutional thickets” are “huge presidential powers,” conceded historian Paul Johnson, in his History of the American People. The American president “was much stronger than most kings of the day, rivaled or exceeded only by the ‘Great Autocrat,’ the Tsar of Russia (and in practice stronger than most tsars). These powers were not explored until Andrew Jackson’s time, half a century on, when they astonished and frightened many people.”

These days, the toss-up in any given election is between submitting to the Democrats’ war on whites, the wealthy, and Wal-Mart, or being bedeviled by the Republicans’ wars on the world: Russia, China, Assad and The Ayatollahs. Or, suffering all the indignities listed — and more — in the case of candidates like Hillary Clinton.

The words of Republican office seekers notwithstanding — for most promise constitutionalism — a liberty-lover’s best hope is to see the legacy of the strongman who went before overturned for a period of time. In the age of unconstitutional government — Democratic and Republican — the best liberty lovers can look to is action and counteraction, force and counterforce in the service of liberty.

Having prophesied that Philadelphia was the beginning of the end of the freedoms won in the American Revolution, our Anti-Federalist philosophical fathers fought to forestall the inevitable. For that we must salute them.




          TIME FOR TRUMP TO DEMOLISH THE DEEP STATE        
Good things come to patient people with guts and intuition. Trump is one of those--despite his Tweets-even the nastier ones.He takes Shiite from none and gives it out in Trump-Tower loads. No swamp animal, our President operates with planning and timing. Example: He connived a scheming FBI Director to the truth by implying he was taped while telling The President he was NOT under investigation—THREE TIMES.Yet this snowflake of a bureaucrat, J. Edgar Comey refused to release this stress-relieving
          Comment on How The Modern Liberal Thinks by Shayne Heffernan        
Obama was an embarrassment, Trump has been left to clean up his mess and attempt to drain the swamp of the Democrats Deep State
          The Deep State's 'Political Assassination' of Michael Flynn Was an Epic Abuse of Power (Reason Podcast)        
"Libertarians, in particular, should be really worried" about having a class of people with secret knowledge about our foreign policy than isn't available to "the average American," says Bloomberg View columnist Eli Lake. "These are the classic dangers of statism." In our latest podcast, Lake—a self-described "big neocon, Putin-hating, war hawk on Russia"—talks about his recent column, "The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn," which argues that the mandarins of the national security state misused their access to sensitive information to undermine a member of a democratically elected government.
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          HOLY COW!! They're onto us!!        
I finally slipped into a deep, deep state of unconsciousness last night, with some help, after worrying about possible rising unemployment rates, instability in the Far East, and Fruit Loops' decision to reduce its sugar content by 25%, when, all of a sudden, I was rousted by three big NSA guys, blindfolded, hogtied, and carried off to a nondescript white van, where I was drugged and taken to an undisclosed location.

I regained my senses, strapped to a stainless steel back board, a bright dentists' flouresent light blazing into my eye. From behind me, a familiar disembodied voice pelted me with the same old questions, as had happened dozens of times before .... "How long have you been a member of the Wobblies??" "Where are you getting your dead-on balls accurrate information about the Fitzgerald investigation??" "Where are the detonators??" "How did you get Sparty's home number??" "Who is your velvet supplier??" etc. etc. etc.

But then came a new voice, kind of whiney, kind of desperate. I could swear it was Lllloyd Carrrr. New questions. A sense of fear from the speaker .... "How do you know about Choo Choo Charlie??" "Who designed him??" "Who wrote the code??" "Can he be replicated??"

As per ususal, I was too tough for their tricks, or their torture, and revealed nothing but misinformation and deception. But it is clear to me that the college football world is onto Choo Choo CHarlie, the Robot Genius, and will now do ANYTHING to either try to steal his secret code and hardware specs, or else, they will try to destroy him. It also appears that this secure, encrypted website might have a wormhole flaw. I thought I had patched the NSA intrusion, but it looks like we might have to go back to CODE BLUE.

CODE BLUE. CODE BLUE.
          Here’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC         
Fired White House staffer argued "deep state" attacked Trump administration because the president represents a threat to cultural Marxist memes, globalists, and bankers.
          Worse Than Watergate        
5520804 We are on the cusp of what is probably the biggest scandal in US history. The deep state has sought to undermine President Trump through a series of…
          NSA Ransomware - Stupid is as Stupid Does...        
The latest episode of Deep State stupidity is shining bright.  It's a perfect example of how the pursuit of security actually makes you less secure!

The NSA's spyware is now holding hundreds of thousands of computers the world over hostage.  The captured media at first didn't cover this - instead they continue to pursue Julian Assange, who warned us, and they use "The Russians are coming" fake narrative to cripple the Executive Branch because he is the one the people elected to drain the swamp.  The people want the Deep State drained!

The attacks of 911 were used as an excuse to create new "security" laws that deprive people of their freedoms; it was used to massively increase the size and depth of the Deep State, including the creation of "Homeland Security;" it was used to invade countries that didn't play along with our Oligarch's central banking scam; it was used to justify spying on the world, including our own people; and it was used to turn Americans into the greatest debtors the world has ever seen.

Does that make us more secure?  I think not.  I think quite the opposite.

In fact, bankrupting one's self in the name of security is plain old stupid.  So is spying on foreign diplomats and then not expecting that to be the standard of the world.

Now we have spyware that was created by the NSA wreaking havoc all over the globe.  Imagine - we spent trillions to spy on the world and now our own spy tools, that we paid for, are being turned against us.  Our own agencies work tirelessly to find vulnerabilities to exploit.  Instead of reporting and fixing the weaknesses, our Deep State losses control which is exactly the karma we should expect.

Freedom and security are inseparable.  Pursue freedom and you will have security at very little cost.  Pursue security and you will have neither!

Americans and the world need to wake up to how we're being manipulated.  Here's the chain of events:

- The primary check and balance of the Constitution was usurped by central bankers who bought off Congress and got the illegal Federal Reserve Act passed in the year 1913.

- The central bankers, our Oligarch masters, then created money from nothing and used it to buy for themselves all three branches of our government.  They also created wars and used the "solutions" to those wars to create global control mechanisms in the U.N., IMF, World Bank, and BIS.  They skim productivity and assets from the entire world in this fashion.  All politicians and judges work for them, they cannot get elected without their "money."

- The Oligarchs own the military industrial complex, the Deep State agencies, the media, pharma, giant "food" companies, our universities, everything... and use them to control us.

In the old days when they weren't getting their way, they would simply crash the markets until they got what they wanted.

Today they simply use the tools at their disposal to spin narratives to cover their covert manipulations.

Total capture.

As the world wakes up and realizes how their freedom has been captured, then it will once again be up to the people to claim the freedom that has been lost.  That day is approaching faster than anyone imagines.

The very same Oligarchs who run the world now will use the coming upheaval to simply create another system of control with them in charge.  For humanity's sake, we must not allow that to happen again.  We must install a proper rule-of-law, one that promotes freedom knowing that true security always follows freedom.

Our pursuit of security is costing us dear.  Nothing, however, will be fixed until we reclaim our Constitutional duty to have our representatives "coin money and regulate the value thereof."  That is the root of our sovereignty, and the key to our freedom that we ceded in the year 1913.




          What is Socialism?        
To understand socialism, we must first understand a key fundamental and indisputable principal -  freedom and security are inextricably interconnected and cannot be separated.

When one pursues security, they wind up with neither freedom nor security.  But when one pursues freedom, security follows at very little cost.

Socialism is the pursuit of security and the abandonment of freedom.  When you pursue security you will wind up with neither security nor freedom!

The notion of entitlement is bankrupt and will forever be so.  This is because one person’s entitlement is always someone else’s burden – the sole exception is your right to exist, be blissful, and to attempt to influence the future.

The burden of entitlement is why socialism, in any of its evil forms, has always eventually failed.  It is against human nature and is an improper rule-of-law to take from those who are productive and then give it to those who are not.  It destroys the incentive to produce, so that no one eventually does.

This is not open to debate, the failure of socialism is well documented.  I have witnessed it with my own eyes and have shared just one of my many experiences with you here - Adventure into the Soviet Union at the Height of the Cold War.  That section begins about half way through the article, so please scroll down to it on that page.

Like the road to hell, most socialists and social structures were founded on good intentions.  But the result is evil and is responsible for destroying millions of lives, countless opportunities, and for slowing the progression of humanity.

Socialism is also a hidden form of dictatorship or monarchy - they are all about power and control by an extremely narrow segment of the population.  And isn't that exactly what is happening with the consolidation of wealth in the current system in the United States, in Europe, and wherever a central bank, IMF, or World Bank banker might be found?  

Yes, creeping socialism hidden under the Trojan Horse ideology of "Globalism" is nothing but a ruse to consolidate power by a few.  Those few use our "good intentions" to manipulate us to support them, to even willingly surrender our freedom. 

"We will make you secure," they say.  "Allow us to spy on the world."  

They slip their false narratives past us as if we we're already in agreement - take the notion that it's okay for us to spy on foreign diplomats... this sick narrative is repeated over and over by "news" actors in the mainstream media, a favorite tool of the oligarchs, the dissemination branch of the Deep State.

This is quite perverse and sick in many ways - and is the very reason I am writing "Definitive Freedom."

Someday in the very distant future the world will be ready to drop borders, but it will not be appropriate until and unless it is built upon a proper rule-of-law.

The production of money is the tool through which power and control are exercised.  This is where the "Golden Rule" saying comes from - "Those who have the gold make the rules."

It's not about gold, per se, it is about power and control.  That is why what's most important is not what money is, or what money is made of, but what's most important is WHO is in control of its production and WHO it is that regulates the value thereof by regulating the quantity.

A proper money system is one where money is spent into existence by our government, not lent into existence by private individuals who skim interest off productive people.  It is a completely ludicrous notion that our nation borrow money, and that we have put private individuals in charge of creating money and of regulating the quantity.  This action has removed the people, us, from control of our government and from many other aspects of our lives.


          Comey Firing, Russia, and the Deep State...        
In this article I am going to discuss my personal opinions and experiences - this is an opinion piece, one that I believe to be grounded in reality, you are free to believe whatever you like as long as your beliefs do not pave my road to hell with your "good intentions."

The Trump/Russia narrative is a complete fabrication of the Deep State.  Who is the Deep State?  They are the puppets of the oligarchs who were incorrectly and illegally given the power to create money from nothing.  That power is rooted in the illegal Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

Why is it illegal?  Because the Constitution properly says in Article 1, Section 8; "The Congress shall have Power To... Coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures."

There is no place in the Constitution that allows or makes it legal for Congress or the Executive Branch to give or to delegate that power to private individuals.  This is THE MOST IMPORTANT CHECK AND BALANCE IN THE CONSTITUTION.  Failing to protect it compromised ALL OTHER PROTECTIONS.

This is THE ROOT of our corruption.  Private individuals once given the ability to print money from nothing use that power to buy up our industry, our property, to get laws produced that benefit them and disadvantage the majority.  They use that "money" to get their puppet politicians and judges elected, thus capturing all three branches of the People's government.

Can anyone really still wonder why the world is seeing the largest wealth disparity in history?


*Note about this video - While an excellent presentation of reality, their representation of Socialism is NOT CORRECT.  Socialism would result in even distribution (except by the ruling elite), but the total wealth would be only a FRACTION of the wealth today.

Not only is the government captured, but all our markets are captured as well.  Our economic data has been captured and is false.

Our MASSIVE intelligence agencies work for the oligarchs.  They do not work on behalf of the people.  This is the Deep State.  They are not elected, they are appointed by our government puppets.  The intelligence agencies are only effective at creating narratives - that is all they do, 100% of their effort is narrative creation.  We, The People, only need about 10% of this mass to ensure our defense, and thus the firing of James Comey is not only overdue, but it is just the very tip of what needs to be accomplished.  Yes, "Homeland Security" should be dismantled entirely, the FBI, NSA, CIA and the dozens of other hidden agencies should all be consolidated into something that is 10% of its current size.

It's important to remember the context of WWI and WWII.  The oligarchs created WWI on the heals of the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, the IRS and the notion that our country must permanently collect taxes, and that we must finance budget deficits through the use of Treasury Bonds and Notes - thus having private bankers issue money as a debt to skim interest off the productive efforts of the people.

They then used WWII to foist the U.N., and the Bretton Woods Accord on the globe that created the IMF, the World Bank, and the B.I.S..  This set up the unbelievable system whereby they create "money" from nothing and lend it to countries to "stabilize" them.  Their charters required repayment in gold, making the IMF the world's third largest holder of gold.  No citizen on the entire globe got to vote for this system, it was simply foisted upon us as a "solution" to end the war that they created.

Tested, tried, and true, this formula is repeated over and over, changing the WHO it is that produces our money never changes.

The Deep State creates false narratives and false flag events in order to justify military action and regime change against any country that is not participating in their debt as money scam.  Just look at recent conflicts - Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and now North Korea.  Our "beef" is always with countries that don't participate in the oligarchs charade.  And that brings us to China and Russia, neither of who are willing participants.

Turning to the Russians, they are not playing along with the IMF or World Bank, and thus the Deep State (tools of the oligarchs) is trying to make them into an enemy.  They are not our enemy, and in reality never have been.

Going all the way back to the American Revolution - our fight with the British for independence - it was the Russians who stepped in to diplomatically support our independence from the British empire.  Look it up.  We were isolated, they were our nearly lone allies.

Then in both WWI and WWII the Russians were again our allies, fighting and dying alongside the United States.  Socialists and communists they are, but they were not our enemy until the Deep State began a totally false "Cold War" against them in order to prevent their expansion following WWII so that the oligarchs wouldn't loose the global territory they gained with the ridiculous Bretton Woods Accord.

The Deep State narrative during the Cold War was that the Soviet Union was world power number 2, their awesome military was to be feared and must be stopped.  This narrative justified the spending of trillions to support the oligarch owned military industrial complex.  This spending became the debt of the American people who now continue to pay interest in the form of taxes to these evil private individuals.

I was in the U.S. Air Force and was one of the first to fly into the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.  The Deep State narrative was instantly laid bare by the reality that I encountered there.  The following passage written about that experience is from my new book "Definitive Freedom:"

Adventure into the Soviet Union at the Height of the Cold War

In 1987 the United States and what was then the Soviet Union entered into the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty).  A part of this treaty was the mutual inspection of one another’s medium range nuclear arsenal.

I was called to pilot a C-141 into the Soviet Union carrying American INF Treaty nuclear weapons inspectors.  When we landed the inspectors were to give the Russians a slip of paper with a destination written on it.  The Russians then had just 45 minutes to then take off with the inspectors to whatever destination was written on that paper in order to carry out the inspection of Russia’s nukes.

We launched our INF missions from Yokota AB, Japan, flew across the Sea of Japan, across the entirety of Siberia north of Mongolia, down the length of Lake Baikal, the world’s largest fresh water lake, and landed at Ulan Ude in far western Siberia.  We were among the first American military to set foot in that region in decades.

Once the treaty inspectors were safely underway we received the grand tour of Ulan Ude from the city’s mayor.  People we met in town could not believe we were American military, thinking we were pulling one over on them, they would state, “No, no, you must be eastern European!”

I flew this mission four times total.  During each trip we would spend the night and fly out the next day.  For hours I flew over the vastness of Siberia where natural resources are still unlimited and where wildfires raged yet no one cared as there was no one for thousands of miles.
View from C-141 over Siberia, 1987.

View of southern Lake Baikal on descent into Ulan Ude, 1987
Me (second from left) and my flightcrew in Ulan Ude, 1987

What I saw in the Soviet Union was not the fearsome enemy our own propaganda described.  Instead what I saw was a sorry and dilapidated military.  In town, everywhere I went I saw drunkards in the bushes drinking their vodka.  Inside every shop, every agency, everywhere… ‘workers’ did not bother to stand or ask if they could help you.

Open Market Ulan Ude 1987.
Telephone Booth, 1987 Russia.

There was NO work ethic whatsoever.  This was in your face, startling different from the rest of the world.  Even third-world non-socialist countries have self-interested eager people looking to better their way of life.

Not here.

There were beautifully built parks along the river with many streetlamps, yet only a few actually worked as no one bothered to change the bulbs or to fix broken glass.  In the open markets where flies covered open meats, you had a choice of shoes, coats, pants, hat, baby carriages, etcetera… your choice was black, brown, or black.  In fact it’s hard to remember much color, today my memory of this experience is unusually black and white.  No electronics, toys still made of pot metal, no plastics.
Open Market Ulan Ude, 1987.
Everyone had healthcare… horrid healthcare – teeth pulled or made to be solid gold with no aesthetic applied to the work at all.  Yet ‘healthcare’ they all had, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”
Russian Man, Ulan Ude, 1987.  When he smiled,
he revealed a solid gold arch of teeth.

It was literally a time warp, like walking into 1930.  That’s what socialism and communism brought to the people of the Soviet Union.  Yes, they had nuclear weapons, but their best electronics were driven by tubes.  Their forces were absolutely no match to the West’s.  Their socialist rule-of-law was broken, and still is, but today they are trying to embrace parts of a western economy (which I won’t call capitalism, because it’s not).
Russian boys and their bicycle.
All Toys were pot metal.

As a sidebar, many people in the west still holdover the cold war mentality that Russia is our enemy to be feared.  But the truth is that we should not forget that they were our allies during both WWI and WWII, and that it was the Russians who provided much needed support for America as we fought our war of Independence against Great Britain (look this up if you are not aware).  Because most people in the west are not experienced with Russia it is easy for fake narrative creators like certain politicians and the CIA to manipulate our minds into fearing that unknown.  Fool me one, shame on you.  Personally, I won’t be fooled again.

Today many still vilify Russia while those same people forget that it was the Germans and the Japanese who were NOT on America’s side, and thus on the side of a free and proper rule-of-law during both world wars.  Later, we’ll talk about their level of aggression and how an improper rule-of-law led to impossible math in both those conflicts!

In my travels I have been in many socialist, communist, and (mostly corrupted) capitalistic societies.  I tell every young person who will listen my experience of how socialism destroys the work ethic and thus jeopardizes the progress of such a society.  But it’s worse than that, it’s actually a very evil ideology.  It may be born of good intentions, but history has shown that those false ideologies are the perfect pavement of the road that leads to hell.  Many millions of lives lost, millions more impoverished, a dreadful setback to humanity.  One that if it were to be applied worldwide would jeopardize, I believe, our species odds of long-term survival.

This is why I dread seeing so much creeping socialism today.  It’s rampant in Europe, and even in America we have politicians who are openly socialists.  Have we not already learned that lesson?  Repeatedly?  Centralized anything decreases competition, decreases innovation, and stifles progression, and those are the good parts!

If you have not experienced the effects of socialism first-hand, then I would encourage you to research the effects throughout history.  Yes, no system today is perfect, but some are much less perfect than others.  Your understanding of what hasn’t worked will help lead us, and future generations, into establishing a proper societal rule-of-law.

* All photos were taken in 1987 with 35mm film.  Note the stark contrast of 1987 Russia reality versus the Deep State narrative at the time.


          Security Versus Freedom: Deep State War With Trump        
There is a war raging behind the scenes that is leaking out into the public domain. Our Deep State has grown into an abomination of people who do not realize that their actions are hurting our nation far more than the "help" they think they provide. 

Here's a clue for anyone confused on right or wrong:

When one pursues security, they will wind up with neither freedom nor security. But when one pursues freedom, then security will follow at very little cost. 

Freedom and security are directly tied to one another and cannot be separated. If you go overboard in your pursuit of security in any aspect of life, then you will ultimately surrender your freedom.

When embraced as a guiding principle, this understanding will strip bare all important decisions in life, be it in your personal life, your relationships with others, in your work, and in all aspects of government and politics. Super important, and you can better believe we’re going there.

It is my belief that the CIA, NSA, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and by extension Congress (since they approve it), are completely out-of-control. Combined they are too large by about 90%! That's right, 90%. Our nation and the world would be much better off if they did not exist at all versus existing in their present condition. What a waste.

But you have to understand that the Deep State exists as a TOOL of the global elite. They create money from nothing and have used that money from nothing to indebt and enslave the entire globe. They make money from nothing and use that money to elect puppet politicians and puppet judges. Thus they have circumvented all the checks and balances of the Constitution. There are no longer three branches, there is only one, and it is NOT controlled by the will of the people.

The Constitution states that CONGRESS, your representatives, shall "Coin money and regulate the value thereof." But by a known and open conspiracy Congress turned over their obligation to PRIVATE individuals in the year 1913 with passage of the Federal Reserve Act.

This was a history supernova. That act is ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It corrupted all laws that were created since that time.

What followed was the IRS Act the very next year. They blew a bubble that became the "roaring 1920's," that led to the crash of 1929. Then came the bond market crash (debt), then came WWII. The central banks used WWII to foist the Bretton Woods Accord on the people of the planet with only a sham of due process. Out spilled the illegally create United Nations, the "World Bank," (they are still laughing over this), the IMF, the BIS, all of which are improperly not monitored or authorized by anyone but themselves.

It's a sick and sad state of affairs, I'll be bringing you much more on all this in my upcoming book, "Definitive Freedom."

In the mean time, here's my friend, Bill Still, with some video that explains where we are with the Deep State and President Trump:

 

          I'm Back...        
Over a year ago I sold my latest two businesses and have been waiting for the right time to come back into the public domain.  I plan to do so in a big way, but not quite yet.

The impossible mathematics that underlie our economy are unbelievably more impossible today.  The markets are less real, and more overvalued than at any other time in history.  Future returns from valuations above 20 are statistically unlikely, and they are bordering on impossible from these levels on any type of an extended timeline.  Accounting standards have continued to relax and if GAAP accounting standards of 15 years ago were used, then P/E ratios would be through the roof.

Over the past several years many pundits have been premature in their calls for a market top.  A significant mid-term top is now near.  Today’s move higher after the FOMC likely will mark the beginning of the last wave higher before the next decline.  It will not likely be, I believe, THE decline.  There are high odds of volatility returning in both directions.  Eventual further upside will be the result not of underlying fundamental strength, but of monetary implosion.  Europe implodes first causing funds to flow to the U.S., and that has been occurring for some time now.  Japan implodes next, then the U.S. and the rest of the world, in that order, but it will still take some time to play out.

There is a war going on inside our nation and around the globe.  The two sides are Faction A which is the Globalist socialist Deep State central banking cartel, and Faction B, currently lead by the new Trump Administration representing us proud to be Americans, non-socialist, decentralized, Constitution abiding, thinking and aware faction. 

I could write much about the criminality in the CIA, the FBI, NSA, Homeland 'Security', in the Justice Department, in Congress, the Senate, the media, the judicial branch, and many others.  And I will, but not here and not just yet.

I 100% foresaw Trump’s victory and was rooting for it.  However, while he’s a truth teller who is right 90% of the time, it is the 10% revolving around the root of our problems (central criminal banking performed outside a proper rule-of-law) that will doom the remaining 90%.  Thus I do not expect significant resolutions to any major problems.  I expect a war cycle that was going to happen regardless of who took the White House.  

I also expect the markets to be intentionally taken down (by the criminal cartel) as a part of the ongoing war in an attempt to control faction B (it will be unsuccessful).  I think more and more "Truth Bombs" will explode in public as the truth will be used in defense during what I believe are the early stages of this war.  These truth bombs are going to expose further the deep state, and will expose technological and other secrets that have been withheld from the public.

Right now I’m working on a new holistic book called “Definitive Freedom.”  This is a huge project that is going to take a while.  This book is meant to be holistic, spanning many subject areas in which our Dreams have been corrupted and our thoughts polluted.  This book will not just point out root issues, which it does; but it will concentrate on reality, what is a true and proper rule-of-law, and how to build a more proper rule-of-law as the current very flawed system unravels.

As I work on Definitive Freedom I will occasionally post non-time-consuming items of interest here.  I am also working on a new, much larger, website and will update you on that as it becomes ready. 

In the meantime feel free to contact me if you like, as I get time I may answer a few pertinent questions here, but will be focused on progressing the book and the new website before making regular posts.

Hope everyone is well,


Nathan Martin 

          'CODEPENDENCE DAY: CONVERGENCE' - July 7, 2017        
The G-20 is just another way of promoting globalism and today, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, who are against this threat, met in the belly of the beast. We better pray that we can all get along because the alternative is not very promising. The entire “Deep State” apparatus is opposed to peaceful cooperation and will do anything to stop it. We all know that the military-industrial complex is dependent on hostility between the US and Russia. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about CODEPENDENCE DAY: CONVERGENCE.

          'THE BOMB BURSTING: DECLARING INDEPENDENCE FROM THE DEEP STATE' - July 3, 2017        
There appears to be a deeper and more potent power in control of the nation. It implies a unified force deeply embedded in the Republic that has its own agenda and the means to undermine the decisions of elected presidents and members of Congress. Moreover, it means that we as a nation have to admit that most of the policies and movement of government are no longer really in our control. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about THE BOMB BURSTING: DECLARING INDEPENDENCE FROM THE DEEP STATE.

          'COMEY DON’T PLAY THAT' - June 8, 2017        
Some on both the left and right hope the Deep State will take Trump down. In their enthusiasm, they have allowed the intelligence agencies too long of a leash to shape the narrative, and so in the end, whatever you thought James Comey said today means absolutely nothing. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about COMEY DON”T PLAY THAT.

          'COUNTERFEIT CAMELOT W/ JOHN BARBOUR' - May 24, 2017        
Names, places and ideas are lost in the accepted history and the conspiracy history is equally forgotten. There are many authors and investigators that have admitted saying all there needs to be said about the Kennedy assassination, however, there needs to be precautionary comparisons indicating a counterfeit or counter-intuitive Camelot is being built up only to be later burned to the ground as a burnt offering to the Deep State. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks with television and movie producer, John Barbour about COUNTERFEIT CAMELOT.

          'GLADIO GRANDE: BANG BANG INTO THE ROOM' - May 23, 2017        
Last night, another horrific terror attack had taken place at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester that has claimed 22 people and injured nearly 60 others. It stands to reason that there is an organized Deep State operation at play. You can call it Gladio, Gladio B, or even Gladio Grande because it appears there is an inside command that dispatches their own hire hands to change the direction of elections and policies in Europe. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about GLADIO GRANDE: BANG BANG INTO THE ROOM.

          'OCTOPUS DEATH EATERS' - May 17, 2017        
The Media Octopus is now been charged with the task of creating a very clever conspiracy theory that appears to be gaining ground. The information cudgel has the establishment in an uproar over the Deep State’s attempt to tar and feather President Trump. Regardless of your political affiliation, this ploy has set in motion the beginning of the destabilization of our government. Congratulations America – the Dystopian Octopus is winning and feasting on the corpse of America. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about OCTOPUS DEATH EATERS.

          'CORNERING THE WAR BEAST: HAVING YOUR HEAD HANDED TO YOU' - April 4, 2017        
The Straussian neocons in the Deep State have been slapping Donald Trump around for several months to make him surrender his hopes for a more cooperative relationship with Russia. The neocons and their liberal-interventionist allies are now telling the battered president what he must do next: escalate war in the Middle East and ratchet up tensions with nuclear-armed Russia. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about CORNERING THE WAR BEAST: HAVING YOUR HEAD HANDED TO YOU.

          'ARCTIC TRINITY' - February 20, 2017        
The Cold War is now beginning to look a bit colder now and the game of spy vs. spy isn’t just between Russia and the West, but between agents of the Deep State that wish to utilize a third world war to deliver a World Order packaged with a bow to the globalist super state. The question now worrying Europe is whether or not this is all of what Russia is doing in the arctic and the conspiracy theory is that now that the United States Deep State wants a war with Russia, are they testing nuclear weapons in the Arctic as well? On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about ARCTIC TRINITY.

          'THE LOOMING OCTOPUS W/ JP SOTTILE' - February 14, 2017        
No matter what we do, the Deep State Octopus System is destined to become a figure that moves throughout our unfinished history. The looming Octopus’ tendrils have now reached out to grab at Trump’s cabinet where it is believed one by one, they will be removed by the intelligence apparatus in what can be seen as a soft coup. The Octopus conspiracy is so deep that the center cannot hold and soon we will be hearing of more casualties that have been pulled under the waters of the abyss. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks with journalist, JP Sottile about THE LOOMING OCTOPUS.

          'FASTER PROGRAMMING KILL KILL W/ DR. JOHN HALL' - January 9, 2017        
The United States has experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nation’s recent history. Since the end of the Cold War, governments around the world have been increasingly viewing their own states’ populations as threats to national security. This has been an increased priority since the September 11th attacks as the police surveillance apparatus becomes an external arm for the Deep State. Our foreign policy establishment is its own worst enemy and our domestic policies can be seen as the equivalent of what we have seen in countries that have been ruled by dictatorships and failed despotic administrations. The propaganda feeds have now gone into over-drive, Americans who still trust the mainstream media are no longer questioning or challenging the information they receive.

          'DEEP STATE OF SHOCK' - December 12, 2017        
As we move further into the winter months, it is becoming obvious that the global soft coup is underway and the Deep State is being used to carry out what is playing out to be the crime of the century. It is quite obvious the Deep State has declared war on those who wish to oppose the establishment order that is progressing to a world government. On tonight’s show, Clyde Lewis talks about DEEP STATE OF SHOCK.

          Wine's Deep State is Wiretapping My House        
The first thing they did was they wiretapped my house. You’re going to hear a lot about this in the next few weeks, believe me. I only caught on when I was talking to my wife in the kitchen and the microwave suddenly said, “Excuse me?” It wasn’t long after that I realized they were watching me through my electric shaver. I was trimming my eyebrows when I heard a guy sneeze, and I felt something wet on my forehead. My dryer has been going through my pants’ pockets looking for evidence. Every...
          On the Trail of Turkey’s Terrorist Grey Wolves, by Martin A. Lee        

From the Archive: Turkey, as a NATO country near Russia’s border, developed a powerful “deep state” where intelligence operatives, terrorists and gangsters crossed paths and shared political alliances, a grim reality that author Martin A. Lee explored in 1997 and a dark legacy that reaches to the present. In broad daylight on May 2, 1997, […]

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          Howie’s Stack of Stuff – 8/9/17        
A Single-Payer Litmus Test For Democrats? Go For It Did Google Just Choke On Its Woke? Trump’s Unintended Consequences: The Unmasking of the Deep State How Did the Dems’ IT Scandal Suspects Get Here? They’re trying to foist another Kennedy on us — enough! The Fight Within the Trump WH: Will President Trump Stand with […]
          Mike Flynn has list of Deep State pedophiles, threatens release - Roger Stone        
Roger Stone has issued a warning against the Deep State, saying that General Michael Flynn has a list of high level pedophiles, the release of which will decimate the Deep State donors. The problem with this info is that this shouldn’t be kept as a blackmail in order to subdue the deep state because this […]
          Deep State        

Der tales meget om Deep State i Amerika, men hvad menes der med dette udtryk? Der er mange fantasifulde pÃ¥stande om, at der et eller andet sted sidder en gruppe skumle personer, som i det skjulte styrer alt, hvad der sker i USA og hele verden, og som f. eks. i sin tid arrangerede mordet […]

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          Comment on Mike Flynn has list of Deep State pedophiles, threatens release - Roger Stone by NakhashKadmoni        
The Nazis would have done nothing to Deep State...in fact, the Deep State were secret allies of the Reich - rampant pederasty among Nazi officers and all!
          WIKILEAKS NEW BOMBSHELL: Trump Wiretaps, & CIA Deep State Vault 7 Secrets -Jay Dyer (HALF)        
Following up on my analyses the past few months, my take is largely corroborated with the recent ‘Vault 7’ release – the biggest intelligence dump in history.  Dwarfing Watergate and Snowden, the new dump shows vast surveillance measure employed by the CIA and who is really wiretapping (in other words the Russian narrative is dismantled). […]
          By: globulous        
<div class="title">hmm ...</div><sarcasm on> Maybe this is why some of the married folks end up sleeping apart. They get married, the truth is revealed, they both enter a deep state of shock/depression, and there you have it ... </sarcasm off>
          An Open Letter to Truth Movement Supporters of Donald Trump        
An Open Letter to Truth Movement Supporters of Donald Trump

by Sean Jobst
14 April 2016

The Truth movement refers to the alternative media that has exposed truths about certain false flag operations, chief among them being 9/11, and the power of Zionism over the governments and societies of the Western countries. Increasingly within the Truth movement, there has also been greater awareness about the disproportionate influence Jews have within the governments, media and banking houses - and its related matrixes of control - of the West and global power centers.

Hence, it goes beyond simple general criticisms of how governments and media lie to the masses, into a consistent exploration of the concrete interests behind those policies, to identify the broader reasons behind these government and media lies. There are several voices within alternative media who are controlled opposition, not even touching anything remotely connected to the Jewish question or even Zionism - blaming everyone else under the sun but pussyfooting around anything not "kosher", even when all the signs point to the inevitable conclusion of the disproportionate role of Zionist Jews.



It is with that in mind that I have noticed an increasing trend among many "Jew-wise" websites and individuals to somehow view the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump as favorable to American interests and "secretly" against Zionist interests, even while all his rhetoric consistently indicates he is as much Zionist as all the other candidates who are (rightly) rejected by the Truth movement. Why then the naivete and myopia concerning Trump?



Especially since I am aligned with the Truth movement and have been open to the Truth ever since the very day 9/11 occurred, when I could sense the lies being shoved down our throats by the government and media, that I have to speak out against some strange false hopes by some within the movement. I have seen time and time again that many are susceptible to certain figures around whom hope is raised, but explaining away their more unsavory aspects that show them to be part and parcel of Zionist control, such as Vladimir Putin or Donald Trump, despite some aspects here and there which may be minor political disputes not affecting the major Zionist status quo.



Let's look at the facts: His supporters within the Truth movement point out that Trump has been opposed by a vast array of elites - the mainstream media, the "liberal" elites but also the Republican leadership; that he has allegedly been opposed also by the leading Neocons, and also that he has not taken the money of big bankers and big-money Jewish donors such as Sheldon Adelson, which fund other candidates such as Ted Cruz, or the equivalent donors on the Democratic Party side.



The fact that he has funded his own campaign should actually make the Truth movement question him even further, exactly because he still issues the typical platitudes about being "100% pro-Israel" and his slavish speech before the AIPAC puppet-masters. It certainly did not stop him from being the marshal of the "Israel Independence Day" parade in New York City, since as a big-time businessman and real estate broker he knows which side the bread would be buttered**.



It is telling that despite all the mainstream media and the political establishment being against him, with him funding his own campaign and not the donations of big-money donors, and with him galvanizing the support of millions of voters who would support him for the economic and other proposals he has been making, he would have absolutely nothing to lose by taking an independent line that doesn't cave in to Zionist interests....yet he has continued to make pro-Zionist statements and went out of his way to appear like a typical political lapdog before AIPAC, even when Bernie Sanders did not appear at the convention and he's certainly not anti-Zionist*.



Aside from the frequent fealties of being "100% pro-Israel," Trump has also praised Netanyahu and like a true disinformation agent, has criticized the Obama administration for not being sufficiently pro-Israel, despite the spigot of billions of taxpayer's money still being given to Israel and the White House consistently supporting all Israeli terrorist bombings of Gaza. Trump has also openly deferred particular policy proposals towards Israel to his two staunchly-Zionist Jewish advisors, Jason D. Greenblatt and David M. Friedman.

Donald Trump and 9/11 Truth

The Truth movement really got its start with the 9/11 false-flag, with those of us who rejected the establishment's bullshit version of 9/11. The wiser among the Truth movement further follow all the obvious leads - who benefited from the attacks, the preconceived plans of Zionist-Jewish leaders of the Neocon think-tanks which were and have been followed as script in the foreign policies since 9/11 designed to serve Israeli objectives, and leads about Mossad agents and their history of "By Way of Deception" - are inevitably forced to conclude that Zionist interests were behind 9/11 and the policies followed since then, whether in the various Neocon wars in the Middle East or the Patriot Act/NDAA Police State laws which follow the training given by Israeli "security" firms and consultants.

We in the Truth movement KNOW this reality. We also know about the five Israelis caught filming the World Trade Center burning live from a rooftop across the river in New Jersey, five Israelis which were later unveiled as Mossad agents once safely in Israel and in a story which was quickly buried in the mainstream media. So for Trump to vocally speak about "thousands of Muslims" allegedly "celebrating" the 9/11 attacks, shows he is nothing more than what we would call a DISINFORMATION AGENT.



On the contrary, he went beyond the false narrative pushed by the Zionist media, which recycled old footage of Palestinian wedding celebrations and passed them off as 9/11 celebrations in an attempt to follow the proposal of one Israeli political leader, who openly said that after 9/11 the "whole world has now to start a world war against the enemies of Israel."



So Trump went FURTHER than even the Zionist media narrative, by first claiming thousands of Muslims within New York and New Jersey were allegedly celebrating it, but then admitted he was a liar when he admitted it was hyperbole and not even "thousands" who celebrated it, but still holding to a narrative which - if anyone else aside from Trump would've been promoting it - would have been rejected as DISINFORMATION by his supporters within the Truth movement.



These same supporters speak about the ways that the mainstream media has been lying openly to the masses, feeding them all sorts of myths and propaganda, yet they somehow ignore or dismiss when their own anointed Donald Trump promotes these very same lies. Trump has even admitted his own lies, by saying he speaks through hyperbole, using outrageous language to get a reaction from the same media which allegedly opposes him yet gives him all the attention he craves.

He admitted this even in his book "The Art of the Deal," so we have it straight from Trump's own mouth that he has no problem with lying. And as documented by the pioneering revisionist historian and investigative journalist Michael A. Hoffman, II, this sort of lying through other means is a Talmudic device accepted by many such as Trump who have obviously been exposed to many Jewish power-brokers.

Similarly, when he confronted Jeb Bush during the debates about his brother, former President George W. Bush's role during 9/11, he held to a politically correct general line criticizing the government's handling of 9/11, but not questioning it being a false-flag from the very beginning. This sort of false opposition reasoning is certainly not taboo, and is completely within the bounds of what's acceptable among the "mainstream".

Whether its "progressive" false opposition agents as Michael Moore who blame only certain corporate figure-heads like Bush and Cheney, or false "truth-seeking" opposition figures like Alex Jones who run away from anything even remotely connected to the Zionist role within 9/11, or similar "Truth movement" false agents who have general criticism of Neocons while strangely ignoring how its almost entirely Jews openly serving the interests of Israel, or even this new narrative pushed by Trump against the Republican establishment,  its ALL false "truth" to MISDIRECT people from the actual Truth.



ISIS and the Zionist Agenda in the Middle East

The Truth movement recognizes that ISIS is the latest false-flag operation within the Middle East, a suspicious group connected by the "deep state" of intelligence agencies and banking interests that are the real puppeteers behind this seeming group that has NEVER fired a shot at Israel even while it has been murdering opponents of Israel left and right.

Yet, his supporters within the Truth movement should be mystified to explain away why Trump has been holding to the politically correct line about ISIS that has been promoted by the Zionist media. Why is he not mentioning all the facts the alternative media has exposed about ISIS? Why is he still deceiving the masses with the myths, if indeed he is allegedly some crusader against Political Correctness?!

If he is indeed concerned about the Truth, and given the two facts - again - that he is self-funded and is opposed by so many people that he would have nothing to lose by exposing the facts, why does he promote the Zionist disinformation about ISIS?! This indicates two facts: Either that he knows the truth but is still hiding it and deceiving the people, which makes him the classic definition of a disinformation agent. Or, he does not know the Truth at all in which case I definitely don't understand the appeal he has to some gullible people within the Truth movement - he would still be nothing less than another puppet like other politicians.



Trump's flip-flopping on the Zionist wars in Iraq and Libya

Many of his supporters point out Trump's vocal criticism of the wars in Iraq and Libya which we know were driven primarily by Zionist interests. For example, he said the Middle East would be "much better off" if Saddam Hussein and Muammar al-Qadhafi were still alive and in power. They also point out that he has criticized the U.S. government's support for the Syrian rebels and their drive to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The reality though, true to form given his track-record as cited in this current article, is that he has flip-flopped like just about any other politician and public figure. This is certainly true about both Iraq and Libya. Coming out against the Iraq war is something no longer taboo, and has been excused by squirmy politicians as "knowing what we now know", even while they were part and parcel of the propaganda effort from the beginning.

So its easy for Trump to now claim he opposed the Iraq war, since its not politically suicidal to say so and would score him actual positive attention, but what are the facts? Certainly, when the Bush administration was on the eve of bombing and invading Iraq, Trump went live on the sleazy Howard Stern radio show on 11 September 2002. When asked, "Are you for invading Iraq?," Trump answered: "Yeah, I guess so. I wish the first time it was done correctly." Any opposition after that was very guarded and vaguely-worded, concerned solely about if the Iraq war was good for his business or not.



In a public video-blog published by Trump in 2011, he regurgitated all the same propaganda used by advocates of intervention on both the Neocon and the Neoliberal side, and pushed by the Zionist media, to justify NATO bombing of Libya and its support for murderous rebel groups - many linked to the same "Al-Qa'ida" allegedly being fought in the so-called "War on Terror" - in their overthrow of Qadhafi. His statements back during the war are a matter of public record, and certainly show its easy to pretend to be against a policy in retrospect - but this still doesn't change the fact that he pushed for it at the same time that being vocally against it would have actually counted!

In his words which harken back to the Neocons' wet-dreams about "being greeted by flowers" in Iraq, or the crocodile tears about human rights pushed by Neoliberal interventionists such as George Soros and his Avaaz NGO to justify what is pure and simple NAKED aggression against the sovereign leader of a sovereign country, in a bombing campaign which killed thousands of the very same Libyans its advocates were claiming to be "protecting", Trump said:

"Gaddafi, in Libya, is killing thousands of people. Nobody knows how bad it is and we’re sitting around. We have soldiers all over the Middle East and we’re not bringing them in to stop this horrible carnage. And that’s what it is, it’s a carnage.

“Now we should go in. We should stop this guy which would be very easy and very quick. We could do it surgically, stop him from doing it and save these lives. This is absolute nuts. We don’t want to get involved and you’re going to end up with something like you’ve never seen before. Now, ultimately the people will appreciate it and they’re going to end up taking over the country eventually.

"But the people will appreciate it and they should pay us back***. But we have to go in to save these lives. These people are being slaughtered like animals. We should, on a humanitarian basis, immediately go into Libya, knock this guy out very quickly, very surgically, very effectively, and save the lives."

On 21 March 2011, Trump appeared on Fox News Monday morning gloating about his Zionist-friendly treatment of Qadhafi: "I dealt with Gaddafi. I rented him a piece of land. He paid me more for one night than the land was worth for two years, and then I didn't let him use the land. That's what we should be doing. I don't want to use the word 'screwed,' but I screwed him. That's what we should be doing."



Trump's Support for the Patriot Act and NSA Surveillance State

The Truth movement opposes the encroachment of the government with its Police State legislation, including the Patriot Act and NDAA, the continuous erosion of civil liberties, the militarization of the police, and the NSA surveillance of the American people. Yet, his naive supporters within the Truth movement are oblivious in how to explain why Trump has consistently supported all of this, as documented in his open statements throughout 2015 - which he has since repeated during the Republican debates on live TV.

In summer 2015, Trump supported NSA spying on the American people: "I support legislation which allows the NSA to hold the bulk metadata. For oversight, I propose that a court, which is available any time on any day, is created to issue individual rulings on when this metadata can be accessed." This was well before his later excuse of the Paris attacks, when he then justified it with "I err on the side of security." In a December 2015 interview on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Trump was asked about restoring the Patriot Act, to which he responded: "I think that would be fine. As far as I'm concerned, that would be fine."

Conclusion

A man is to be judged by his actions and his statements, not by how one may perceive or "hope" them to be. One does not continuously excuse such a person, using standards other than what are used toward others who would be rejected by those same standards. Anyone who considers these facts and still support Donald Trump, certainly I question their involvement with the Truth movement and whether they are just more gullible goyim, falling for the latest Zionist disinformation agent promoted by the media to give the American people the false illusion of an independent choice other than the whims of AIPAC, Jewish moneyed-interests and the Zionist agenda.



Notes:

* Bernie Sanders did reject a personal invitation to appear at the AIPAC convention, because he was then campaigning in Utah, but he still requested that AIPAC allow him to speak in a live feed - a request that was rejected. His intention therefore still exists that he wanted to do the customary AIPAC lapdog convention like the other political candidates.

** Trump's fortunes are certainly intertwined with the powerful New York Jewish real estate dynasty of the Kushners, such that his daughter Ivanka married Jared Kushner. The Kushners were and have been very vocal supporters of Israel and Zionism.

*** This theme of "they will pay us back," has been used by Trump to call for the building of his border wall in Mexico - general rhetoric designed to allay the fears of an American populace already overburdened with the trillions of dollars in debt produced by the government borrowing from private bankers and then passing along the costs to every single American like it's "their" debt. This theme is similar to other worm-words used by Trump to sleaze his way out of explaining his actual proposals, keeping them as general and vague as possible while continuing to deceive his own supporters. Mark my words, though: in a hypothetical Trump presidency, he would simply pass along the costs of his policy proposals to the American people just like every other lying politician!
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ed note–as we have discussed, the entire ‘GET BIBI’ campaign should be seen for what it truly is–a PR management/damage control operation for the Jewish state in casting all the sins of Israel upon one man and then once he is gone, ABRACADABRA, the Jewish state’s sins are wiped clean and she is given a […]
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from Michael Black: The Deep State: Banking, Warfare & Welfare VIDEO: A breakdown of the Deep State, the banking system, illegal wars, migration and the impending civilisational crisis.
                  

Stockholm Syndrome: Why Deep State carpetbaggers love the American South

      In less than a week I'll be flying down to Atlanta, to spend a few days on Peachtree Street and attend a Netroots Nation convention there.  http://www.netrootsnation.org/  Looks like I'm actually gonna be marching through Georgia too -- but not as a carpetbagger.  "And so they sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea...."  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpGJdQWlEH4

     It seems to me that if anyone in the world would be qualified to recognize a carpetbagger when they see one, you would think it would be someone from the American South.  But no.  Ever since Nixon developed his "Southern Strategy," almost everyone south of the Mason-Dixon Line has been supporting Deep State carpetbaggers whenever they possibly can -- and probably even hoping to become one of them too.  It's like Southerners were all suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome where victims begin to identify with their tormentors.

      Or perhaps I am getting this all wrong?

      Well, I'm about to find out.

      If any of all y'all in any of the deep southern Red States want to stop by the convention and try to prove to me that Nixon wasn't a carpetbagger, that Reagan wasn't a carpetbagger, that both Bushes weren't carpetbaggers, that Trump isn't a carpetbagger -- and that even Clinton and Obama weren't carpetbagging their little hearts out for the Deep State as well, I'd be more than willing to listen to your side of the story.  https://thesaker.is/the-history-of-the-neocon-takeover-of-the-usa-a-4-part-analysis/

     Otherwise this is my side of the story and I'm sticking to it.  Seems to me that the Deep State is joyfully singing the very same chorus from Atlanta to the sea that General Sherman did -- as it and its local minions happily steal from the Southern salt of the earth in order to give to the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, Citbank, Monsanto, Raytheon, Halliburton and Lockheed. 

     According to journalist Robert Parry, however, there actually is a way that Trump can actually stop being just another sleazy Deep State carpetbagger and start becoming an actual good prez -- believe it or not.  "But how could such a thing possibly happen?" you might ask.  By him actually telling us the freaking truth about stuff that goes on in the Beltway!  Then Trump could actually become the freaking hero of the day and actually represent us little guys in DC like he said that he would -- sort of like "Mr. Trump goes to Washington" instead of the current "Mr. Trump is terrified of the Deep State and is constantly licking their boots".   Is Trump already suffering from Stockholm Syndrome too?  Looks like it.  https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/30/can-trump-find-the-great-path/

       "But do I think any of this will happen?" asks Parry (and the rest of us too!)  "Not really.  Far more likely, the Trump presidency will remain mired in its 'reality-TV' squabbles with the sort of coarse language that would normally be bleeped out of network TV; the Democrats will continue substituting the Russia-gate blame-game for any serious soul-searching; the Republicans will press on with more tax cuts for the rich; and the Great American Experiment with Democracy will continue to flounder into chaos."  https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/30/can-trump-find-the-great-path/

PS:  Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!  Every single year, southern Red States simply hold out their hands and holler "Poor me!" until the compassionate, liberal and progressive Blue States in the north and the west pour billions of $$$ into said outstretched hands.  And then these very same Red States turn around and show their undying gratitude by bad-mouthing and disrespecting the very liberals and progressives who feed them, clothe them, put food on their tables, give them jobs and educate their children. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPrOEMW60MY

     That's just wrong.  And impolite too. 

     If the Blue States ever wised up enough to let the Red States slide, the American South would become a Third World country faster than Winchester rifles disappear at a Walmart two-for-one sale.

PPS:  Various Deep State carpetbaggers over the years have also convinced a majority of voters in the mostly-Christian Red States that it is in their very best interests to spend our country's patrimony on playing Herod in the Middle East by murdering multitudes of beautiful babies from Afghanistan to Yemen; on sending the South's precious sons and daughters into harm's way so that filthy-rich carpetbagging corporations can act like Pharisees; and on helping oil billionaires slink through the eye of a needle.  http://www.globalresearch.ca/going-after-isis-killing-civilians-as-military-doctrine/5602175

     How the freak does all this murdering and maiming of The Innocents by the Deep State stack up to what Jesus has taught us?  It doesn't.  Must be the Stockholm Syndrome at work here too.

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     Plus here's a sneak preview of my latest book, a thrilling murder mystery entitled "Road Trip to Damascus," hopefully coming out by the end of 2017:  http://straitwellbooks.blogspot.com/2017/05/new-book-by-straitwell-press-coming-out.html

                  

Cameras, iPhones & Instagrams: Reshaping our worldview

    Yesterday I went to see the new Dorthea Lange exhibit at the Oakland museum and was pretty much left speechless by the raw power of her photographs.  "She would expose a roll of film, send it off to Washington DC to be developed, and then wait for it to come back.  Sometimes it was months before she could see how her photos turned out."  http://museumca.org/gallery/dorothea-lange-politics-seeing#slide-0-field_phot_gallery-4131

     Today we can see within seconds how our photos have turned out -- and, thanks to FaceBook, Instagram and SnapChat, half the world can see how our photos turned out too.

     This new and sudden flood of millions of images that wash over us daily might be both a good thing and a bad thing.  It's bad because individual photos have now lost the intense power and magic that came with the exceptional and stark rarity of a great photo such as ones that Lange took. 

     The gut-wrenching reality of Lange's photos moved an entire generation to take immediate action to stop the horrors of the Great Depression.  And the stoic and tragic faces of children in her photos of Japanese-Americans being forcefully dragged off to concentration camps like so many cattle also made Americans realize just how vulnerable all of us are and to move us as a nation to apologize for this injustice.  "First they came for the...."  And now they could come for us too.  https://www.facebook.com/firsttheycameforthehomeless/

     Back in the day, Lange made everyone who saw her photographs suddenly realize how vulnerable we all are, and this effect of her photos is true even now -- because even now, despite all our totally cool scientific developments and technological inventions since then, we still are as vulnerable.  Lose a house?  Lose a job?  We could be dead within weeks -- perhaps even within days.  Lange's haunting images of women and children on the brink of starvation and ruin remind us of this -- that even White Americans back then could be so easily and completely betrayed by Deep State banksters and carpetbaggers.  And that this vulnerability that Lange forced Americans to confront in the 1930s is true for her photos even now, 70 years later.

    But the good news is that now Dorthea Lange isn't the only one out there who is exposing us to the intense vulnerability of mankind, a vulnerability to all kinds of natural disasters and human-created assaults on both our here-and-now and on our future -- day after day, year after year.

     Let's hear it for Dorthea Lange of course -- but let's also hear it for all our modern iPhones, Instagram, FaceBook and digital camera users as well.  Slowly but surely, we too are bringing a face to the troubles and woes assaulting human beings daily even now and, like Lange, we too are serving as the conscience of a nation, a nation of people who are just plain lucky to be as well-off as we are, a nation that needs to remember, "There but for fortune go you and I".

PS:  This September, I will be taking my trusty Canon PowerShot to the Middle East -- and hope to capture some of the horrors of destabilization over there as a result of the American carpetbaggers and war-mongers who have turned that entire part of the globe into either a fiery inferno or a ravished hulk.  Perhaps I too may in my own small way sway the American conscience into finally putting a stop to all the freaking bloody disasters that our very own Wall Street and War Street are causing over there -- and that we, the American people, are ultimately responsible for and have paid for in blood money.  "First they came for the Middle East..."  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47507.htm

PPS:  Photographers aren't the only artists who force us to look at the vulnerability of humans.  Writers do also -- starting with those Biblical guys who wrote about the compassion of Jesus, something you really don't see all that much in America any more, especially not in the Bible Belt.

      During the Great Depression, John Steinbeck's writings moved our parents and grandparents to tears.  And now I am reading Jesmyn Ward's tragic memoir "Men We Reaped" and my own eyes are filling with tears too.  For many Americans, not all that much has changed since the Great Depression.  https://www.amazon.com/Men-We-Reaped-Jesmyn-Ward/dp/160819521X

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     Plus here's a sneak preview of my latest book, a thrilling murder mystery entitled "Road Trip to Damascus," hopefully coming out by the end of 2017:  http://straitwellbooks.blogspot.com/2017/05/new-book-by-straitwell-press-coming-out.html

                  

Carpetbagger:  What I resent most about Donald Trump

    Could it be Trump's weird bad-hair-day approach to grooming that I resent most?  No, not really.  He's actually been getting his hair to behave itself lately.

     Is it that The Donald is an even worse president than George W. Bush?  Nah, it's not that -- even though Trump seems to be trying really hard to be the absolute worst American president ev-ah.  But at least DJT actually did get legally elected (sort of, if you ignore our country's new Jim Crow voting laws, that electoral college nonsense, blatant electronic vote tampering and Citizens United).  Bush definitely did not get elected.  GWB bought the 2000 election straight up.

     Is it because Trump (like Johnson, Bush, Clinton, Bush 2, Reagan and Obama) lied us into yet another phony act of "war"?  Nope, that seems to be what American presidents do these days -- make sure that weapons contractors (not us) get all the taxpayers' money.  It's part of the job description as far as I can tell.

     Is it because Trump lies through his teeth about almost everything else?  No, almost all politicians lie through their teeth -- with the possible exception of PEP Senator Al Franken (please read his new book "Giant of the Senate").  I've come to expect constant waterfalls of lies from DC and try to work around them.  http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-times-used-full-page-to-print-all-trump-lies-since-taking-office-2017-6

     Is it because Trump kisses the arse of the evil Deep State?  Nope, almost everyone in Washington does that (see below regarding HRC).  Why just single out Trump?

     Is it because Trump promised us that he would end the freaking illegal and criminal "war" on Syria?  That he even pinky-swore that he would stop the Pentagon and CIA's traitorous funneling of blood money to ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq -- but yet under Trump's watch there are still blatant American ratlines to these disgusting terrorist groups who only Syria's President Assad and the Russians are actually fighting against?  No.  Trump lied and I fell for it.  That one's on me.  http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/06/more-us-torture-a-saudi-coup-and-isis-crimes-but-progressives-are-militant.html

     Is it because Trump generates hate between Americans everywhere he goes, blaming immigrants and Blacks and Muslims for all the troubles that the Deep State has systematically caused?  Uh-uh.  Wall Street and War Street have been screwing Americans for decades, centuries even.  If Americans are still falling for this shite, it's not Trump's fault.  This one's on the Americans who elected him.  To get at the real truth, all Americans have to do is just occasionally read my blog!   http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-us-freed-libya.html

     Is it because Trump has shamelessly disrespected the skilled and vital immigrant labor force that is currently re-building America in the 21st century and doing it under almost slave-labor conditions -- in the same manner that African slaves built America in the 18th century, and that 19th-century America was built by cheap labor supplied by Chinese coolies, immigrants from impoverished European serf classes and America's own exploited and wage-enslaved white factory workers and miners?  Well, that too -- but this isn't the main Trump yucky grossness that I resent.

    No, what I really resent about Trump is that he's always asking his grassroots base for money -- sending out several lie-filled emails a day, trying to nickel-and-dime America's poor sweet misguided grandmas and grandpas to death.  Trump always makes it sound like a national emergency if Junior doesn't cough up his lunch money for Trump.

     That's what irritates me most. 

     Isn't it enough that Trump is stripping his grassroots base of their medical care, their jobs, their emergency back-up food supplies, their chance at a good education, their soldier-boy sons (who will now come back in a box after fighting his senseless "wars" for him), their chances of having a real home and all their hopes of becoming part of the middle-class American Dream?  Now Trump's going after their life-savings too?

     Because so many of Trump's supporters come from the Red-State South, one would think that his supporters in those states -- with their intense love of dwelling on the past -- would be able to immediately spot a Northern carpetbagger when they see one.  But apparently not.

     And speaking of Northerners, here's the next episode of my recent adventure in New York City, wherein Hillary Clinton tells all.  But what I don't understand is why Red-State voters recognize Clinton as the carpetbagger that she is at heart -- but don't seem to catch on that Donald Trump is one too.  Huh?

 New York City, Day Three, Part Two:   Here's one of my favorite things to do in NYC -- go eat rice pudding at B&H Dairy on Second Avenue.  Met a friend there and we talked.  The 14th Street cross-town bus took forever to get there.  I could have walked faster.  At B&H, I told my friend about all the latest soap opera back in Berkeley and she caught me up on Lower East Side news.

     "There's a lot of construction going on here in Manhattan right now," she said, "and also all over the world.  There's a lot of money-laundering out there apparently and building construction is the best way to do it.  Even in Ramallah, buildings are going up like crazy."  Even in Berkeley.  10,000 units of housing.  They build it and then sell it off to the Saudis or else to the Chinese."  I just gotta write a blog post about that!   http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-real-estate-boom-in-nyc-money.html

     My friend looked great by the way.  What's her secret?

     "There was a big explosion next to the B&H last year and B&H was shut down as a result.  The whole neighborhood rallied, even started a Go-Fund-Me site and saved B&H!"  So there I was, still eating B&H rice pudding thanks to my friend and the neighborhoodThe owners needed the money to rewire their gas lines before they could reopen.

     Then I dealt with the subway and transferred two times without getting lost.  Boo-yah!  Aster Place to 14th Street to 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. 

     Next?  A panel discussion at the Book Expo on how to sell one's book to Hollywood.  I asked them, "How do I sell my book to Studio Ghibli in Japan?"  Nobody on the panel even knew who Studio Ghibli was.  Humph. 

      Now I'm waiting in line with the rest of the media to get into see Hillary Rodham Clinton.  There are about 50 of us.  We've already been sniffed by bomb-sniffing dogs.  Now it's just wait and see.  There are hundreds of people here who actually came (and actually paid good money) to see Killery explain all those dead babies who were murdered on her watch.  Gross.  But I'm not going to say anything -- at least not until I get home to blog my heart out.  Trump may be hitting America over the head with a hammer -- but Hillary and her Deep State friends would have us die slowly by a thousand (budget) cuts.  http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2017/06/hillary-clintons-bea-speech-gettin.html 

     Someone just handed me a glass of white wine.  I wonder if they will serve food.  I wonder if there are any press people here that I know.  Probably not.  I wonder if the Secret Service is here too.  And then the crowd starts moving and I'm inside the auditorium, in the front but off to the side.  No food. 

     Tomorrow Senator Al Franken is going to speak.  Should I get up early enough to go to the children's authors' breakfast too?  Nah.  No free food that I can eat. 

     Carolyn Reedy of Simon and Schuster was the introducer.  "She's a major best-selling author.  She's published all five of her books with us -- and a new one is coming soon.  Cheryl Strayed, an author in her own right, will interview her.  Remember that 65,000,000 people voted for Hillary Clinton and if only a small percentage of those buy her book…." 

     HRC came out.  She got an actual standing ovation -- except for from me.  "Do you know how much we love you?"  Not me.  Not after the slaughter in Libya and Syria.  She talked about the re-publications of "It Takes a Village". 

     "I never know what they are attacking me for," regarding the Republicans.  Her other new book is "a personal deep experience and catharsis".  It's a book of sayings and quotations.  "People shared their own stories with me.  Moments when people grab your hand and tell you their stories.  That was incredibly meaningful to me."  Did Kaddafi grab your hand and tell you his story before you murdered him?  "The courage to get back up when you've been knocked down.  It was incredibly painful."  The book doesn't have a title yet. 

     "Writing it was cathartic.  Resilience is a great gift."  Tell that to the Syrians, why don't you?  "Whatever gives you that faith to keep going.  The extraordinary capacity to keep going."  Like the dead people in Libya, Ukraine, Syria, etc. all have? 

      "One person told me how he was struck down by the landing gear of the plane on 9-11."  And lived to tell about it?  And why exactly was the landing gear down?  "There are challenges every step of the way.  A lot are rooted in family and friends but a lot is my own determination and resilience.  One foot in front of another.  For the part that is larger than myself.  I work in the little farmhouse we have."  You mean the 5,600-square-foot 2.5 million-dollar cottage with the swimming pool and guest house on acres of land just outside of Brooklyn? 

     She's going a lot farther in her new book than she had.  "This is my truth, no matter what others say.  How I saw it, felt and thought.  You cannot make up what happened!  This is how I experienced it.  Pulling the curtain back on running for president.  You will find out." She also said something about America's need to come to grips with the future.  I definitely agree with her on that one. 

     The hardest part for HRC was understanding what she didn't do well or what would have worked better.  "The more you understand what happened, the more we understand what we need to know.  Russia.  Russia's interference.  I am worried about my country.  The way this White House is behaving is deeply troubling.  The lies.  What happened that was totally unprecedented."  The foreign country that actually interfered in our elections?  What about Israel and Saudi Arabia?  Or the lies she told about Libya?  Gag me with a spoon.  If she hadn't lied and murdered her way through the world as Secretary of State, then perhaps people would have voted for her instead of Bernie or The Donald or Jill Stein.  But then that's just me.  http://jpstillwater.blogspot.com/2017/06/hillary-clintons-bea-speech-gettin.html 

     "I'm fine as a person after this election but I'm worried as an American.  Being an American was important when I was growing up.  It was an open time.  The world was out there waiting for us."  She then names Kennedy, Eisenhower.  "That's how we were raised.  And I always loved reading.  Nancy Drew, a girl who thought for herself."  Literature as inspiration and also distraction.  She likes murder mysteries too so she can't be all bad. 

     Hope?  Is she hopeful?  Yes, but hope needs to be linked to strategy, kindness.  She was deeply troubled by the white racist in Portland -- breaking through the veneer of civilization.  A level of behavior should be expected of everyone.  To unleash a level of vitriol is dangerous -- and yet that's exactly what she did with regard to Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Libya, etc. 

      "As Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady, I've traveled and it doesn't take much to rip off the level of civilization.  I've seen it in Bosnia and Rwanda.  Find your role.  Get involved.  People of reason -- there's been a deliberate assault on Truth and Reason." God I wish she'd shut up. 

     Advice to the first woman president?  "Read my book!  Plus our system is the most difficult in the world.  We don't have a parliamentary system where peers, colleagues and constituents know you first.  Here you have to raise a lot of money and run a gauntlet.  It's the hardest job in the world -- at least it used to be."  Plus women also have the double standard.  I've experienced it." 

     She is now reading "Jersey Brothers" which has authentic dialogue.  And she loves independent booksellers.  Of course she does.  She's talking to an audience full of them.  Then she made some snarky remarks about Trump and then asked "How can we be kinder?"  Stop bombing countries all over the world?  "We are now very divided in America, harder to cross over between each side, the Big Sort.  Take it out of politics and put it in the realm of citizenship.  Fund more opportunities for conversations like this one." 

     Then she stated that she was going to do everything she could to support The Resistance, from the ground level up.  School boards, county commissions, etc.  "I'm going to be active.  That's who I am.  That's my DNA."  Standing ovation, Queen Elizabeth wave. 

     Then I had a nice walk home to The Jane hotel, ate take-away dinner at the corner deli, showered, popped into bed, watched TV and read some more of Colin Cotterill's new book.
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Are Americans even good people any more?

        Today's proverb from my Franklin Planner says, "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."  Dwight D. Eisenhower said that.

     America is spozed to be a Christian nation and yet its military has murdered hundreds of thousands of women and children randomly in almost half the countries of the world -- and done it for fun but mostly for profit.  American "wars" on Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Libya, the former Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Yemen, Palestine, Honduras, Panama, the Philippines, Cuba (the list goes on and on) have been criminally-shameful and illegal rapes and slaughters of much weaker countries, based solely on American cruelty and greed.  What would Jesus do?  Certainly not this! 
http://www.worldcat.org/title/terlena-breaking-of-a-nation/oclc/76706500

      And here at home, we Americans fight hard for our right to have guns so that we can protect ourselves against robbers and The Government, but only end up mostly killing our children by accident and committing hate crimes on purpose.  How Christian is that?

     Americans are spozed to love liberty yet we have Urban Shield and the NSA and the Patriot Act at home and the CIA and "Special Forces" assassination teams abroad, ones  that support the worse kind of dictators such as the Saudi un-Muslim mafia, the Ukraine un-Christian neo-Nazis, the Israeli un-Jewish apartheid neo-colonalists and those brutal butchers in ISIS and al Qaeda. 
http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/06/07/the-machiavellian-plot-to-provoke-saudi-arabia-and-qatar-into-a-blood-border-war/

      America is spozed to be the Robin Hood of the free world and yet we constantly take from the Poor and give to the Rich.  Counting the jobless, the homeless, those without healthcare, soldiers sacrificed to defend corporate profits, victims of yucky drinking water, victims of infrastructure failure, your aging parents, your friends and mine, etc., it looks like many more than a million Americans will die far before their time in this coming year because of the Koch brothers, the Deep State, Citizens United, the Wall Street casino where the House always wins, media "war" propaganda lies in order to sell WMDs, and the souls of the corrupt legislators that have been have been bought and paid for by these ill-gotten gains.  To say nothing of shameful Jim-Crow-style election fraud by the GOP and also gross interference in our elections by, wait for it, Israel and Saudi Arabia -- of which both Republicans and Democrats are blatant receivers of whole boxcars full of untraceable cash.

     "Among a people generally corrupt, liberty does not exist," my Planner goes on to tell me.  Edmund Burke said that.  And he was right too.  https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Money-Street-American-Century/dp/1615778055

      Are Americans only getting the corrupt and cruel leaders that they deserve?  It certainly does look that way.  And are Americans even good people any more -- to have let all this evil corruption go on for so long?  I don't even want to think about the answer to that question.  Let's think about something more pleasant instead.  Here's a report on my first two days in NYC:
 
     "Everything's like a dream in New York City" -- especially its book-publishing industry, its celebrity personalities, its amazing museums, its outstanding people-watching opportunities and its vibrant street life. 

Day One:  I leave for New York in six short hours and guess what?  Just finished going through my usual heavy-duty pre-travel panic attacks -- including the usual "I could just stay home and lose my airfare money and I would be okay with that" phase, followed closely by the "OMG, I'm so hungry and there is nothing to eat!" phase, and then followed by the "I'm gonna hide under the bed in denial" phase.  And yet here I am aboard a BART train that goes to the San Francisco airport and I'm actually okay with that -- and even excited. 

    Heading off to New York City?  Who would not be excited about that?  Museums and books.  Museums and books.  Museums and books.  And hopefully not bedbugs. 

     And now I'm on the JetBlue red-eye flight with no problems.  The service is great but the free inflight movies all seem to be at least five years old.  Mrs. Doubtfire?  Really?  Moneyball?  I played a game-watching extra in that one at least five years ago.  The Sound of Music?  Huh?  Finally settled on 27 Dresses which was entertaining and cute. 

Day Two:  Well, apparently I must have slept on the plane because there are clearly two hours unaccounted for on that flight.  But can't remember falling asleep.  But so what.  I got to JFK airport, took the subway (the E train) to 8th Avenue and 14th Street, dragged my suitcase for seven blocks and voila.  Here I am at The Jane hotel -- in the world's smallest hotel room.  Even the one I had at the Tokyo airport was bigger.  We shall see. 

     They don't call these rooms "cabins" for nothing.  Built in 1907, The Jane used to be a seaman's hotel for when sailors were ashore.  But, hey, the rate is really cheap, the staff is really nice and they don't have bedbugs.  That's what counts.  Plus I'm right near the shared bathroom.  Good to know in the middle of the night.  Plus the bathroom is really clean.  And the cabins are wood-lined and cute.

      Today was a day for walking my legs off.  30 blocks up to the Javits Center, and another 30 or 40 blocks wandering around what used to be Hell's Kitchen and now appears to be Yuppies' Kitchen instead.  And the highlight of the day?  Stopping by Soho Crime publishing house on lower Broadway and meeting one of its editors again.  Seeing all those excellent books.  Wow and double-wow!  Plus Soho is located right around the corner from a Whole Foods market.  Two birds with one stone.  Mental stimulation and dinner. 

     "Got any recommendations for a good Chinese restaurant?" I asked the editor -- the question that Henry Chang's main character in his latest Soho murder-mystery, "Lucky," hates to be asked. https://sohopress.com/authors/henry-chang/ 

     "Sure," answered the editor.  "Anything on Doyer Street is great.  Nam Wah, Tasty Hint, all of it's good."  Maybe I'll go there on Friday because tomorrow is going to be jammed -- starting with getting up at 6:15 am in order to go see Stephen King and Owen King talk about their new book "Sleeping Beauties".  Apparently its a story about the consequences of having a world without women.  Then I'm meeting a friend at 3:00 pm for rice pudding at B&H Dairy on Second Avenue, and then going to a talk by Killary Clinton at 6:00 pm.  So much fun. 

     Bottom line:  Walking around the streets of New York is a whole tourist treat all in itself and boy did I do that today! 

To be continued....

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     Plus here's a sneak preview of my latest book, a thrilling murde