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:: 12-27-16 The Washington Post :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

By Ellen Nakashima December 27

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials. The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations, the officials said. An announcement on the public elements of the response could come as early as this week. The sanctions portion of the package culminates weeks of debate in the White House on how to revise a 2015 executive order that was meant to give the president authority to respond to cyberattacks from overseas but that did not cover efforts to influence the electoral system. The Obama administration rolled the executive order out to great fanfare as a way to punish and deter foreign hackers who harm U.S. economic or national security. The threat to use it last year helped wring a pledge out of China’s president that his country would cease hacking U.S. companies’ secrets to benefit Chinese firms. But officials concluded this fall that the order could not, as written, be used to punish the most significant cyber-provocation in recent memory against the United States — Russia’s hacking of Democratic organizations, targeting of state election systems and meddling in the presidential election. With the clock ticking, the White House is working on adapting the authority to punish the Russians, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. President Obama pledged this month that there would be a response to Moscow’s interference in the U.S. elections. Russia had denied involvement in the hacking. One clear way to use the order against the Russian suspects would be to declare the electoral systems part of the “critical infrastructure” of the United States. Or the order could be amended to clearly apply to the new threat — interfering in elections. Administration officials would also like to make it difficult for President-elect Donald Trump to roll back any action they take. “Part of the goal here is to make sure that we have as much of the record public or communicated to Congress in a form that would be difficult to simply walk back,” said one senior administration official. Obama issued the executive order in April 2015, creating the sanctions tool as a way to hold accountable people who harm computer systems related to critical functions such as electricity generation or transportation, or who gain a competitive advantage through the cyber­­theft of commercial secrets. The order allows the government to freeze the assets in the United States of people overseas who have engaged in cyber-acts that have threatened U.S. national security or financial stability. The sanctions would also block commercial transactions with the designated individuals and bar their entry into the country. But just a year later, a Russian military spy agency would hack into the Democratic National Committee and steal a trove of emails that were released a few months later on WikiLeaks, U.S. officials said. Other releases followed, including the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. “Fundamentally, it was a low-tech, high-impact event,” said Zachary Goldman, a sanctions and national security expert at New York University School of Law. And the 2015 executive order was not crafted to target hackers who steal emails and dump them on WikiLeaks or seek to disrupt an election. “It was an authority published at a particular time to address a particular set of problems,” he said. So officials “need to engage in some legal acrobatics to fit the DNC hack into an existing authority, or they need to write a new authority,” Goldman said. Administration officials would like Obama to use the power before leaving office to demonstrate its utility. “When the president came into office, he didn’t have that many tools out there to use as a response” to malicious cyber-acts, said Ari Schwartz, a former senior director for cybersecurity on the National Security Council. “Having the sanctions tool is really a big one. It can make a very strong statement in a way that is less drastic than bombing a country and more impactful than sending out a cable from the State Department.” The National Security Council concluded that it would not be able to use the authority against Russian hackers because their malicious activity did not clearly fit under its terms, which require harm to critical infrastructure or the theft of commercial secrets. “You would (a) have to be able to say that the actual electoral infrastructure, such as state databases, was critical infrastructure, and (b) that what the Russians did actually harmed it,” said the administration official. “Those are two high bars.” Although Russian government hackers are believed to have penetrated at least one state voter-registration database, they did not tamper with the data, officials said. Some analysts believe that state election systems would fit under “government facilities,” which is one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors designated by the Department of Homeland Security. Another option is to use the executive order against other Russian targets — say, hackers who stole commercial secrets — and then, in either a public message or a private one, make clear that the United States considers its electoral systems to be critical infrastructure. The idea is not only to punish but also to deter. “As much as I am concerned about what happened to us in the election, I am also concerned about what will happen to us in the future,” a second administration official said. “I am firmly convinced that the Russians and others will say, ‘That worked pretty well in 2016, so let’s keep going.’ We have elections every two years in this country.” Even the threat of sanctions can have deterrent value. Officials and experts point to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s agreement with Obama last year that his country would stop commercial cyber­spying. Xi came to the table after news reports that summer that the administration was preparing to sanction Chinese companies. Complicating matters, the Trump transition team has not yet had extensive briefings with the White House on cybersecurity issues, including the potential use of the cyber sanctions order. The slow pace has caused consternation among officials, who fear that the administration’s accomplishments in cyber­­security could languish if the next administration fails to understand their value. [Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win] Sanctions are not a silver bullet. Obama noted that “we already have enormous numbers of sanctions against the Russians” for their activities in Ukraine. So it is questionable, some experts say, whether adding new ones would have a meaningful effect in changing the Kremlin’s behavior. But in combination with other measures, they could be effective. Criminal indictments of Russians might become an option, officials said, but the FBI has so far not gathered enough evidence that could be introduced in a criminal case. At one point, federal prosecutors and FBI agents in San Francisco considered indicting Guccifer 2.0, a nickname for a person or people believed to be affiliated with the Russian influence operation and whose true identity was unknown. Before the election, the administration used diplomatic channels to warn Russia. Obama spoke to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at a Group of 20 summit in China in September. About a week before the election, the United States sent a “hotline”-style message to Moscow using a special channel for crisis communication created in 2013 as part of the State Department’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Center. As part of that message, the officials said, the administration asked Russia to stop targeting state voter registration and election systems. It was the first use of that system. The Russians, officials said, appeared to comply.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-white-house-is-scrambling-for-a-way-to-punish-russian-hackers-via-sanctions/2016/12/27/0eee2fdc-c58f-11e6-85b5

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:: 12-27-16 Reuters :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Tue Dec 27, 2016 | 6:14 PM EST

Russia calls U.S. move to better arm Syrian rebels a 'hostile act'

By Andrew Osborn | MOSCOW

Russia said on Tuesday that a U.S. decision to ease restrictions on arming Syrian rebels had opened the way for deliveries of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, a move it said would directly threaten Russian forces in Syria. Moscow last year launched a campaign of air strikes in Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad and his forces retake territory lost to rebels, some of whom are supported by the United States. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the policy change easing restrictions on weapons supplies had been set out in a new U.S. defense spending bill and that Moscow regarded the step as a hostile act. U.S. President Barack Obama, who has been sharply critical of Russia's intervention in Syria, signed the annual defense policy bill into law last week. State Department spokesman Mark Toner dismissed the Russian charges, saying the administration remains opposed to providing portable anti-aircraft missiles, or MANPADS, to Syrian opposition groups. "Our position on MANPADS has not changed. We have a very deep concern about that kind of weaponry getting into Syria," Toner said, referring to fears that portable anti-aircraft missiles could end up in the hands of Islamist militants and be used against civilian airliners. The National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law by Obama on Dec. 23, appears designed to assuage the administration's misgivings but imposes a new layer of congressional oversight on any presidential decision to provide them. A provision bars the U.S. Defense Department from spending funds on MANPADS for Syrian rebel groups until the secretaries of state and defense submit a report to congressional committees explaining the decision to do so. The report would have to include which groups would receive the weapons, intelligence analyses on the groups and the kinds and numbers of MANPADS to be supplied. Moscow cast the bill as lifting restrictions on the provision of such weapons to Syrian rebels. "Washington has placed its bets on supplying military aid to anti-government forces who don't differ than much from blood thirsty head choppers. Now, the possibility of supplying them with weapons, including mobile anti-aircraft complexes, has been written into this new bill," Zakharova said in a statement. "In the administration of B. Obama they must understand that any weapons handed over will quickly end up in the hands of jihadists," she added, saying that perhaps that was what the White House was counting on happening. The U.S. decision was a direct threat to the Russian air force, to other Russian military personnel, and to Russia's embassy in Damascus, said Zakharova. "We therefore view the step as a hostile act." Zakharova accused the Obama administration of trying to "put a mine" under the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump by attempting to get it to continue what she called Washington's "anti-Russian line." The Obama administration has in recent weeks expanded the list of Russians affected by U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over its actions in Ukraine Trump, during his election campaign, said he was keen to try to improve relations with Moscow and spoke positively about President Vladimir Putin's leadership skills. A back-and-forth exchange between Trump and Putin over nuclear weapons last week tested the Republican's promises to improve relations with Russia however. The Obama administration and U.S. intelligence officials have accused Russia of trying to interfere with the U.S. election by hacking Democratic Party accounts. "The current occupants of the White House imagined that they could pressure Russia," said Zakharova. "Let's hope that those who replace them will be wiser." (Additional reporting by Peter Hobson in Moscow and Tom Perry in Beirut and Jonathan Landay and Lesley Wroughton in Washington; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Alan Crosby)

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN14G0K0 

:: 12-27-16 The Daily Sheeple :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

How North Korea and the Obama Regime Both Use the Same Mind Control Techniques Against Their Citizens (Video)

December 27, 2016 | NaturalNews Network | NaturalNews.com by Mike Adams

I’ve just released an eye-opening new video that details how U.S. government propaganda under Obama parallels the socially-reinforced mind control tactics used in North Korea, a radical left-wing dictatorship rooted in the cult worship of its leader. Barack Obama is simply a more polite rendition of the same social control tyranny used by Kim Jong-Un. Angela Merkel, in many ways, invokes the same tactics of disinformation and linguistic social control, deliberately lying to the people of Germany in order to control them while the country is systematically destroyed to appease globalist interests. As I also state in the video, most Americans would be obedient Kim Jong-Un worshipers if they had grown up in North Korea. The vast majority of individuals in western society today falsely believe they are independent thinkers, but that’s only because they’ve been indoctrinated under a system of mind control that’s very good at pretending to be based on “freedom.” Watch the full video to see for yourself. (This video was recorded before the Nov. 8 Trump election victory, which provides a least some glimmer of hope that the globalist agenda might be slowed.)

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/how-north-korea-and-the-obama-regime-both-use-the-same-mind-control-techniques-against-their-citizens-video_122016 

:: 12-26-16 True Revolt :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Sums Up Obama’s Mid-East Policy: ‘Praise Islam, Ignore Christians, Blame Jews’

‘Nuff said. 12.26.2016

Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters didn’t disappoint when he spoke with Patti Anne Browne on America’s Newsroom Monday, bluntly summing up President Obama’s Middle-East policy in a way only he could. Peters, known for calling the president “such a total pu**y,” was commenting on recent remarks made by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who called Obama’s attitude towards terrorism “lackadaisical.” However, Peters disagreed with the former mayor for suggesting domestic terrorism has gotten worse under Obama, but that didn’t mean he had kind words for the president, either: "I don’t think he’s right about the domestic scene. Our domestic intelligence and law enforcement agencies have really done an amazingly good job, if you think about it. We haven’t seen another 9/11-level plot or anything even approaching it, really. And inevitably, some terrorists will get through. “Now, Obama could have done a better job, but where you really have to fault the outgoing president is on his disastrous approach to the Middle East which I can bluntly sum up in six words, which is: praise Islam, ignore Christians, blame Jews.” Peters said his summation is evidenced right now with Obama’s stab in the back of Israel over his abstention vote in the U.N over settlements; something the colonel called a “scandalous debacle.” He added: “I think the president’s willful naivety about Islam, his refusal to accept the fact that within Islam there are elements who are distorting the religion badly and killing Muslims as well as Christians and everybody else. His inability to act decisively — even the decision to go after Bin Laden in Pakistan, it took weeks for him to make up his mind about that.” Peters said it was Obama’s childhood years in Indonesia, being brought up in Islam, that romanticized the religion for him and eventually created the indecisiveness he exhibited as president that ended up creating the power vacuum in the Middle East. “He’s Hamlet,” Peters continued. “He’s always been, ‘to be, or not to be’ — wringing his hands, can’t make up his mind and the result, again, is Syria alone, a half a million dead.” Watch the full interview below:

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/lt-col-ralph-peters-sums-obamas-mid-east-policy-praise-islam-ignore-christians-blame-jews 

:: 4-3-16 Truth Uncensored :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

German Girl WARNS Americans: ‘Refugees Will Not Integrate – We Fear For Our Lives!’ (Video)

FEATURED, POLITICAL NEWS, WORLD NEWS

By Jennifer Johnson

16 year old Bibi Wilhailm from Germany made a video of her traumatic experience with Arab and Muslim migrants that Angela Merkel has allowed to overrun her country. She posted the video to her Facebook page and the video quickly went viral. In the video, Bibi says that she and her friends used to live happy, normal lives in Germany but now they live in fear of being attacked, raped or killed by the Muslim and Arab migrants brought into their country by the thousands by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her message to Americans should be taken very seriously. What is happening in Germany and other parts of Europe is proof that many of them will not adapt to our way of life. Breitbart reported Bibi Wilhailm’s story where she pleaded in her video, “Please help us! It is very hard to live day-to-day as a woman” says 16 year old Bibi, a German girl who had uploaded her personal experiences of Arab and Muslim migrants in a new video that some claim is being censored by Facebook under it’s new “hate speech” guidelines. The 20 minute video was created by the 16 year old Facebook user and starts with her saying that she is, “so scared everywhere, for example if my family and I go out together, or if I see a movie with my friends. Usually I stay out until 6pm in winter, and it is so scary. It is just very hard to live day-to-day as a woman.” The girl – who some social media users report has now been banned from Facebook, though others say she has removed herself possibly out of fear of retribution – then goes on to talk about an incident that happened to her at a local supermarket saying, “I ran all the way home. I was frightened for my life. There’s no other way to describe it.” She talks about her experiences over summer, when a group of Muslims said that her and her friends were “sluts” for walking outside in t-shirts. “Yes, we were wearing t-shirts. It’s summer!” She adds: “Another day, I was wearing this (the outfit in the video). My friend and I purchased it while shopping. If we feel like wearing it, we will wear it! And you Muslims have no right to physically assault or rape us for it! God willing, never in my life. You have no right to attack us because we are wearing t-shirts. You also have no right to rape”. Wilhailm then turns toward what she sees on social media, describing how she has seen, “a 17 year old attacked, a 15 year old attacked, two 12 year olds attacked, so many,” and questions, “why should we, children, have to grow up in such fear?” “I cannot understand why they do this. But more importantly, I cannot understand why Germany is doing nothing! Why is Germany standing by, watching, and then doing nothing? Please explain, why. Men of Germany, these people are killing your children, they are killing your women. We need your protection,” she goes on to say adding, “The politicians live alone in their villas, drink their cocktails, and do nothing. They do nothing! I do not know what world they live in, but please, people, please help us! Please, do something!” Continuing, Wilhailm tells of her own personal experiences with Arab and Muslim migrants saying: “One day, my friend and I were walking down the street, and a group of Arabs were protesting and demonstrating. They shouted, ‘Allah! Allah! Allah is the one God! Kill those infidels! Allah Allah!’ What should I do? Should I wear a burka? Why should I have to convert to Islam?” “It’s fine if you believe in Allah, but why do you want to make everyone else believe in Allah too? I just think it would be better if there were no religion. Stop trying to make everyone else believe in your God when they do not want to”. According to the her experiences, the police are no help. She alleges, “they say it is a problem and they ignore it. It is unfair. They laugh at us. They say we are dumb,” and that, “they don’t care about our fears.” This description matches many other cases where police have been afraid to be labeled as racist for taking a hard line on migrant crime and even victims of migrant crime have been accused of racism for speaking up. Free market liberal group Freiheitliche Aufklaerung or ‘Liberal Education’ posted the video on their Facebook group page and made the following comment when it disappeared from Miss Wilhailm’s page: “How many have already noticed the video “You make Germany broken!” is no longer there. In this video, the 16-year-old girl said that she now is afraid to go out alone and that they can not understand the insane asylum policy of the German government. Europe and Germany are thus ruined… Unfortunately, we live in a social dictatorship, in what critics of the establishment and its illiberal policies are tackled and accosted in the strongest terms.” The group claims it doesn’t have evidence, but says it “cannot rule out a censorship by Facebook 100%”. Breitbart London understands from Facebook that while the matter has not been fully investigated yet, the usual reason for videos disappearing are down to the user taking them down themselves. The censorship fears come after Facebook announced last year that they would help the German government monitor for “hate speech” and as recently as this month Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has demanded Facebook remove posts and videos in the wake of the Cologne sex attacks. The company insists it does not comment on individual incidents. The video ends with a stark message for German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “Thank you, Angela Merkel, for killing Germany! I have no more respect for you, Merkel. I do not think you know what you have done. You do not see how our lives have changed. Open your eyes! Is this normal? Should I, a 16-year old who is almost 17, be so scared to walk outside my house? No, it is not normal. You have killed Germany!” She closes: “German men, please help your women! Help your children! I am so scared. My friends have the same fears. We are shocked that this has happened. I hope this video can convince you, and that these terrible events can stop.” Social media users are posting the video to as many video sharing sites and blogs as possible in a bid to keep it online. WATCH: In German – a transcript from Pastebin is below: TRANSCRIPT: Hello, you can read the newspapers but this video is about the real situation in Germany. I would like to tell everyone about this on Youtube and Facebook. I am almost 16. I would like everyone to know what is going on, what I am authentically feeling at this moment. And I am so scared everywhere. For example, if my family and I go out together, or if I see a movie with my friends. Usually I stay at home, but sometimes I stay out until 6 pm in winter, and it is so scary. It is just very hard to live day-to-day life as a woman. I just want to say that I am not a racist. But one day, a terrible thing happened at the supermarket. I ran all the way home. I was so frightened for my life. There’s no other way to describe it. My aunt and her friend have said you have to grow up. Why should we, children, have to grow up in such fear? It’s not just me, my friends too. You can see on Facebook, a 17 year old attacked, a 15 year old attacked, two 12-year olds attacked, so many. It is really so sad that this is happening … because of YOU PEOPLE. I cannot understand why they do this. But more importantly, I cannot understand why Germany is doing nothing! Why is Germany standing by, watching, and then doing nothing? Please explain, why. Men of Germany, these people are killing your children, they are killing your women. We need your protection. We are so scared, we don’t want to be frightened to go to the grocery store alone after sunset. The politicians live alone in their villas, drink their cocktails, and do nothing. They do nothing! I do not know what world they live in, but please, people, please help us! Please, do something! I cannot understand why this is happening. One day, my friend and I were walking down the street, and a group of Arabs were protesting and demonstrating. They shouted, “Allah! Allah! Allah is the one God! Kill those infidels! Allah Allah!” What should I do? Should I wear a burka? Why should I have to convert to Islam? It’s fine if you believe in Allah, but why do you want to make everyone else believe in Allah too? I just think it would be better if there were no religion. Stop trying to make everyone else believe in your God when they do not want to. Please, people of Germany. Do something! When I try to tell the authorities about what has happened, they hold their hand up towards me and they say it is a problem and then ignore it. and they laugh. It is unfair. They laugh at us. They say we are dumb. They think this not only of me, but of the entire state of Germany. They don’t care about our fear. Please help us. This is an emergency! There are more and more of them. One time in summer, the Muslims said we were sluts for walking outside in a t-shirt. Yes, we were wearing t-shirts. It’s summer! Another day, I was wearing this. My friend and I purchased it while shopping hehe. If we feel like wearing it, we will wear it! And you Muslims have no right to physically assault or rape us for it! God willing, never in my life. You have no right to attack us because we are wearing t-shirts. You also have no right to rape. The life of Germany has changed because these people cannot integrate. We give them so much help. We support them financially and they do not have to work. But they only want more babies and more welfare and more money. Men of Germany, please, patrol the streets and protect us. Do this for your women and your children. If you do that, I believe that we will have a chance. This sort of action would be wonderful. We would be so grateful and thankful. So many thanks, if steadily, more men would come to protect us. We are so scared. I am so upset about what Merkel has done. Thank you, Angela Merkel, for killing Germany! I have no more respect for you, Merkel. I do not think you know what you have done. You do not see how our lives have changed. Open your eyes! Is this normal? Should I, a 16-year old who is almost 17, be so scared to walk outside my house? No, it is not normal. You have killed Germany! This is the truth. We are no longer allowed to walk outside. We are no longer allowed to wear our clothes. We are no longer allowed to live the German life. This is the sad truth. I think it’s about time to end this video. I believe I have given a full account from a normal person. I hope others can see this and understand. I only want to end with one message: Men, please, help your women. Help your children. I am so scared. My friends have the same fear. We are shocked that this has happened. I hope this video can convince you, and that this terrible events can stop. President Obama has scheduled 100,000 refugees to be placed in these 180 United States cities.

http://truthuncensored.net/german-girl-warns-americans-refugees-not-intigrate-fear-for-our-lives-video/ 

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The UN Declares War on Judeo-Christian Civilization

by Giulio Meotti December 27, 2016 at 5:30 am

How is it that Western jurisprudence, created after the Second World War to prevent more crimes against humanity, is now being used to perpetuate more crimes and against democracies? It is a dreadful manipulation to try erase all Jewish and Christian history, to make believe that all the world was originally and forever only Islamic. That is what a jihad looks like. It is not just orange jumpsuits, beheadings and slavery. If one can erase and rewrite history, one can redirect the future. If Palestinian men beat their wives, it's Israel's fault, argued UN expert Dubravka Simonovic with a straight face. Last month, the President of the UN General Assembly sported the famous keffiyah scarf, a symbol of the "Palestinian resistance" (read terrorism). This is simply the continuation of the cultural obliteration of Israel, which is supposed to justify next its physical obliteration. The UN's war on the Israel's Jews is, at heart, a war against the West. The UN and its backers are briskly paving the way for the European Caliphate. 2016 has been a sumptuous year for the anti-Semites at the United Nations. The UN Security Council just targeted the only democracy in the Middle East: the State of Israel. The outgoing Obama Administration reportedly orchestrated what even Haaretz called a "hit and run" campaign in UN to denigrate the Jewish State and leave it to a fate where only conflict and hate loom. This is a cultural genocide that is no less dangerous than terror attacks. It is based on anti-Semitic lies and creates the atmosphere not for achieving "peace", as disingenuously claimed, but for perpetuating war. UNSC Resolution 2334 is the culmination of a dizzyingly fruitful year for anti-Semites. Last November, committees of the UN General Assembly in a single day adopted 10 resolutions against Israel, the only open society in the Middle East. How many resolutions have been approved against Syria? One. How many against the rogue state of North Korea? One. How many against Russia when it annexed Crimea? One. Hillel Neuer, of UN Watch, observed: "Even as Syrian president Bashar Assad is preparing for the final massacre of his own people in Aleppo, the U.N. adopted a resolution -- drafted and co-sponsored by Syria -- which falsely condemns Israel for "repressive measures" against Syrian citizens on the Golan Heights. It's obscene." Not a single resolution was approved for those states which really abuse human rights, such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Venezuela, China or Cuba, not to mention many virtual tyrannies throughout Africa. Only one resolution was approved for the "Palestinian refugee properties", but not even a single mention for the property of the Iraqi Christians in Mosul. Another resolution in this racist banquet of the United Nations concerned the "application of the Geneva Convention in the occupied territories". There are hundreds of territorial disputes in the world, from Tibet to Cyprus, but only Israel deserves to be called out? According to the liars at the United Nations, the most evil country in the world is Israel. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad, and Jordan's Prince Zeid al Hussein are sponsoring even now a "blacklist" of international companies that have ties with Israeli companies in Judea, Samaria, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, to facilitate boycotting Israel in the evident hope of economically exterminating the only democracy and pluralistic nation in the region: the Jewish State. The UN Envoy for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui of Algeria, suggested also including the Israeli army in the blacklist of countries and groups that regularly cause harm to children, along with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, the Islamic State, the Taliban, and countries such as the Congo and the Central African Republic, infamous for their child-soldiers -- but of course not the Palestinians, who continue to promote using children as combatants and children as "martyrs". How is it that Western jurisprudence, created after the Second World War to prevent more crimes against humanity, is now being used to perpetuate more crimes and against democracies? The UN women's rights commission condemned Israel as the world's only violator of women's rights. Not Syria, where Assad's forces use rape as a tactic of war, or the Islamic State, which enslaves women from religious minorities. Not Saudi Arabia, where women are punished if they do not wear the Islamic full-covering clothing in scorching temperatures, or drive a car or even leave the house. Not Iran, where "adultery" (which can include being raped) is punishable by being stoned to death. And if Palestinian men beat their wives, it's Israel's fault, argued UN expert Dubravka Simonovic with a straight face. The UN's World Health Organization also singled out Israel as the only violator in the world of "mental, physical and environmental health", despite Israel being the only state in the world actually to give medical care to its enemies (ask Hamas leaders' children). Canadian law professor Michael Lynk was then appointed as the UN's "impartial" investigator of alleged Israeli human rights violations despite his long record of anti-Israel lobbying, including his board membership on many pro-Palestinian organizations, including Friends of Sabeel and the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations. Last October, the UN cultural agency, UNESCO -- by magically declaring ancient Biblical Jewish sites "Islamic", even though Islam did not historically exist until the seventh century, hundreds of years later -- pretended, with the villainous complicity of the West, to erase the Jewish-Christian roots of Jerusalem. It is a dreadful manipulation to try erase all Jewish and Christian history, to make believe that all the world was originally and forever only Islamic. It is a jihad. That is what a jihad looks like. It is not just orange jumpsuits, beheadings and slavery. If one can erase and rewrite history, one can redirect the future. If you do not know where you are coming from, what values will you defend or fight for? Names matter. If it is Jewish, then it is called "Judea and Samaria"; if it is "Palestine", you can say the "Jews stole it" and that Israel is a "colonialist construct" based on "injustice". Why then is no one is pointing to the entire continent of South America, conquered from the native Indians by Cortés, Pizarro and Europeans with guns? The latest UN Security Council resolution against Israel is not only about "settlements", but the Old City of Jerusalem. Its members want to reset history not at 1967, but at 1948, the year Israel was born. When Marcel Breuer and Bernard Zerfuss designed UNESCO's building in concrete and glass at the Place Fontenoy in Paris, and Pablo Picasso donated frescoes to it, they most likely imagined the rebirth of Western culture after the tragedies of war, the Holocaust and the Nazi nightmare. Never in any other spot on earth were words such as "education", "science", "culture", "freedom", "peace" and "brotherhood" repeated so many times. There was hope and commitment that the future would be better -- not worse. But the dream lasted no longer than the few minutes of the announcement. The Soviet Union had in fact already stained UNESCO's cultural programs with the red of Communism, such as when UNESCO promoted a "new world information order", the goal of which goal was to end the dominance of the Western press -- presented as a "threat" to the "cultural identity" of "Third-World" nations. Under the Eiffel Tower, the authoritarian and anti-Western Third World then took control of the UN cultural center, which became, according with the Washington Post, "overly bureaucratic, costly, wasteful and imbued with an anti-Western, anti-capitalist bias". Since then, Israel continues to be treated as a pariah by these ideological and corporeal criminals on the Seine. Even after that, in 1975 the UN body "tipped its hand" by propagating the anti-Semitic blood libel of "Zionism is racism". Last month, the President of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, sported the famous checkered scarf, the keffiyah, a symbol of the "Palestinian resistance" (read terrorism). This is simply the continuation of the cultural obliteration of Israel, which is supposed to justify next its physical obliteration. The fate of Judeo-Christian civilization -- Christianity as well as Judaism -- on which all our values are based, is tied to the fate of the State of Israel. If Israel ceases to exist, so does Christianity. The world has been witnessing how the few Christians and other non-Muslims still remaining in the rest of the Middle East -- once the glorious Christian Byzantium -- are being slaughtered, now that the Jews and Greeks are gone. The United Nations' war on the Israel's Jews is, at heart, a war against the West. The UN and its backers are briskly paving the way for the European Caliphate. Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9655/un-israel-war 

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UN Sanctioned Antisemitism

By Hal Lindsey

The world’s war on Jews continues to grow in intensity and in brazenness. From college campuses to the United Nations, people no longer hide their bigotry against Jews. Now they’re proud of it. Many of those working toward Israel’s demise say they are not anti-Semites. They say you can be anti-Israel without being anti-Jew. But when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially proclaims that Israel has no historic link to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, there can be no doubt. That age-old hobgoblin of the world — antisemitism — has roared back to life! On Tuesday in Paris, the UNESCO executive board approved a resolution denying any historical Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. I wrote about this in April when UNESCO first floated the idea, but who would have thought it would get this far? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “To say that Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has no connection to the Pyramids.” U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, “We are deeply concerned about these kinds of recurring, politicized resolutions that do nothing to advance constructive results on the ground.” CNN belittled Israel’s complaint as a “spat.” But it was a big enough spat that Israel has now cut off all ties to UNESCO. Carmel Shama-Hacohen, Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, said, “We won’t negotiate and we won’t take part in these ugly games. There is no place for these games in UNESCO. This noble organization was established to preserve history, not to rewrite it.” UNESCO’s own website says, “Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.” Do they even see Jews as a part of “humanity”? How can they pretend that Jews have no connection to the Temple Mount, and say that their goal is “humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity”? USECO says its job is the “protection of heritage.” Yet they deny three thousand years of Jewish heritage. The resolution never refers to the site as “the Temple Mount.” It doesn’t mention the historical Jewish Temples built there. UNESCO refers to it only as “al-Haram al-Sharif,” Arabic for “the Noble Sanctuary.” For the Temple Mount to be exclusively Muslim, as UNESCO says, the temples could never have existed there. Even the Western Wall, sometimes called the “Wailing Wall,” is depicted in the report as wholly Muslim. Secular history, Bible history, and archeology all give overwhelming testimony to the existence of these great temples in this specific location. This is not just a matter of Jewish heritage, but also Christian. Jesus taught in the Temple, and had important things to say about it. When Muslim authorities did restoration work inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, they tore out and threw away lumber that scientists confirm are of the right age and type to have been used in the first Temple — the one built by Solomon. For most of human history, wood from previous construction was reused. These beams had been used in Solomon’s temple, reused in the second temple, kept during Herod’s renovations, used again in Catholic churches built on the site, and finally used by the Muslims in building Al-Aqsa. When Muslim authorities built an underground mosque on this land that they claim to hold as holy, they threw away and in some cases destroyed thousands of artifacts from at least as far back as the second temple. Instead of treating the site with care as Jewish, Christian, and even atheistic archeologists would have done, they used jackhammers and bulldozers. They hauled off truckloads of dirt filled with smashed artifacts. They dumped it as trash. Muslims say a horse named “Buraq” once flew the Prophet Mohammed to the “Seventh Heaven,” using the Temple Mount as his launch pad. The UNESCO resolution accepts this without question. But they deny the three-thousand-year history of Israel’s connection to the mount. I am stunned by the brazenness of UNESCO’s campaign to eradicate any Jewish connection to the land of their fathers. The world is proceeding down a dark path. We can take comfort from the fact that these things were foretold in God’s Word. And those same remarkable prophecies also tell us that, in the end, goodness, truth, justice, and mercy will all win.

http://www.hallindsey.com/ww-10-20-2016/ 

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Let your eyes be wide open, let your sight into the spirit realm be clear, remove the clouds, remove the barriers that you may see clearly and understand the things that are taking place. You have heard the changes that even your President has made, how he has declared war upon Israel and peace to the Philistines, etc

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etc.. For it is that hour, saith your Father God, it is an hour of great disaster, great disaster, when you see the eyes of the people, that they prefer a Muslim over others, it should wake you up, it should be a sign to you of the end times etc.

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Let my word hold true, let it ring loud and clear in your ears, hear the things that I your Father God have to say to you, for truly my words are there for you, so know those words, know those words.  For I say one more time do not divide my land or I will divide you and it shall come so quickly that you shall be amazed at the disaster that shall take place. etc.

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Obama’s Barbaric UN Resolution

Report: he’s cooking up another one.

December 27, 2016 P. David Hornik

UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which was passed on Friday and focuses on Israeli settlement activity, is even worse than its critics—who include Democratic lawmakers and the staunchly left-wing Central Conference of American (Reform) Rabbis (here and here)—have made it out to be. The resolution—whose passage was made possible by the U.S. abstention ordered by President Obama from Hawaii—is not just shameful, unfair, unbalanced, or destructive. It’s barbaric. Only in one clause—which is in the preamble, which has less force than the body of the text—does the resolution explicitly call on Palestinians to do anything. The preamble calls on “the Palestinian Authority Security Forces to maintain effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantling terrorist capabilities.” In contrast, five full clauses in the body of the text portray Israel as a rogue state engaged in endemic criminality. These clauses call “the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem…a flagrant violation under international law” and demand “that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” But if even “East Jerusalem” is off limits to Israeli Jews, then—as pointed out by Alan Dershowitz, who was for years a center-left supporter of Obama: Under this resolution, the access roads that opened up Hebrew University to Jewish and Arab students and the Hadassah Hospital to Jewish and Arab patients are illegal, as are all the rebuilt synagogues—destroyed by Jordan—in the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City. And even as the diplomatic Chanukah greetings keep rolling in, “illegal,” too, are the Chanukah candle-lighting ceremonies at the Western Wall—another “East Jerusalem” site that Israel has extensively refurbished. Then comes the “balance.” The sixth clause “Calls…to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror…and calls for compliance with obligations under international law for the strengthening of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism.” Terrorism and acts of violence by whom? It doesn’t say. The only reasonable inference is that both sides engage in violence and terror. In reality, Israel’s security forces report that in 2016 they thwarted 180 Palestinian shooting attacks in the West Bank alone. The resolution’s seventh clause is more explicit; it “Calls upon both parties…to refrain from provocative actions, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric.” To sum up, then, five clauses excoriate Israel as a usurper and land thief; one clause calls for an end to terror without naming anyone as responsible for it, indicating that both sides must be; one clause calls on “both parties” to put an end to incitement. The resolution, in other words, goes far beyond the longstanding practice of drawing moral equivalence between Palestinian terror and Israeli “settlements.” Apart from one allusion in the preamble, it gingerly sidesteps the issue of Palestinian terror and incitement to terror. It seems not to want to offend the Palestinians. It openly delivers, however, a broadside against Israel for building homes, hospitals, synagogues, schools, and so on in land that the resolution wants to be Judenrein. Nowhere does the resolution mention that, according to international documents to which the United States is a signatory—including UN Security Council Resolution 242 and the Oslo accords—the land in question is designated as disputed land subject to final-status negotiations. According to the resolution, there would be nothing to negotiate about. It’s all “occupied Palestinian territory”—including Judaism’s most sacred sites. Such a resolution should have been far below the moral standards of a U.S. administration ostensibly concerned about “peace” and a “solution.” As Dershowitz notes in the same article, “under Security Council rules [an abstention] has the same effect as a vote in favor.” In reality, the Obama administration voted in favor of a barbaric resolution that pussyfoots around terror but assaults Judaism itself by making Jews usurpers even in the heart of Jerusalem. The resolution should also have been morally repugnant to the other full-fledged democracies that are members of the Security Council—Britain, France, Japan, New Zealand, and Spain. Instead, New Zealand—after Egypt rescinded its sponsorship—filled in by becoming one of the resolution’s sponsors. The other democracies all joined New Zealand in voting in favor, and when the resolution passed, the chamber erupted in applause. For Israelis it was a chilling moment. As Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon put it: We have excellent relations with all these countries—economic, diplomatic, and security ties—but at the moment of truth, not one representative from those countries went along with us, and in the end they even applauded. Watching [the vote] on TV, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Psychohistorians of the future will have to grapple with the question of how the idea of Israeli “settlements,” even in the democratic world, came to be associated with evil equivalent to—or greater than—terrorism. Meanwhile Barak Ravid, diplomatic correspondent of Haaretz, reports: Israel fears that the United States and France want to advance another move on the Israeli-Palestinian issue before the Obama administration wraps up its term. A senior official in Jerusalem said that during Sunday’s security cabinet meeting, ministers were presented with an assessment that during the international foreign ministers’ meeting scheduled for January 15 in Paris as part of the French peace initiative, a series of decisions on the peace process will be made. These will immediately be brought to the UN Security Council for a vote and will be adopted there before January 20. … Representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the National Security Council and others who attended the security cabinet meeting presented information indicating that the trend in talks between France, the U.S. and other countries in preparation for the foreign ministers’ meeting tended toward advancing such a move. If such a Security Council resolution goes through, it will not be favorable to Israel. It’s fully expected that it will dictate terms for a “final settlement” that return Israel to the narrow, fragile, porous 1949 armistice lines—or something very similar to them—that invited the 1967 Six Day War in the first place. All decent Americans should be repelled by President Obama’s exploitation of the final weeks of his presidency to wage a vindictive war against a democratic ally.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265280/obamas-barbaric-un-resolution-p-david-hornik 

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Obama stabbed Israel in the back

By Todd Starnes Published December 27, 2016 FoxNews.com

While Christmas carolers were proclaiming Joy to the World - President Obama was backstabbing Israel. The United States refused to veto a United Nations resolution last week that condemned Israel's settlements on the West Bank. Click here for a FREE subscription to Todd's Newsletter: a must-read for Conservatives! The Simon Wiesenthal Center named the Obama administration's move as the worst case of anti-Semitism in 2016. "The most stunning 2016 UN attack on Israel was facilitated by President [Barack] Obama when the US abstained on a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel for settlement construction. It reversed decades-long US policy of vetoing such diplomatic moves against the Jewish State," the Jewish human rights organization wrote. And honestly -- it's not all that surprising. This president seems more comfortable sipping appletinis with the despots who want to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. To continue reading Todd's column, click here. Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.” Follow Todd on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.

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Israel braces for more tensions with US as Kerry plans major speech

Published December 27, 2016 FoxNews.com

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The State Department confirmed Tuesday that Kerry plans to discuss the Middle East peace process on Wednesday. The Times of Israel and Israel’s Channel 2 report that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is concerned about an Obama administration bid to have the Security Council endorse principles for a Palestinian state, and is reaching out to allies in the U.S. Congress and the incoming Trump administration to try and deter further action against Israel. Netanyahu reportedly is concerned about what parameters Kerry may lay out for a Palestinian state. While it is unclear whether the Obama administration would push for any further Security Council action – after a U.S. abstention allowed the anti-settlement resolution to clear the council Friday – the White House and State Department have offered some details about Kerry's planned speech. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told Channel 2 that Kerry will lay out a comprehensive vision for how the U.S. sees the conflict being resolved. He also rejected Netanyahu’s description of last week’s vote as an “ambush,” citing long-standing concerns from President Obama and Kerry about settlement activity pushing into the West Bank and making a two-state solution more difficult to achieve. Rhodes defended Obama’s support for Israel and, perhaps assuaging Netanyahu’s latest concerns, said the U.S. was not looking to impose a resolution to the conflict via the U.N. measure. Obama in 2011 publicly called for Israel to pull back to the borders that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War, a call Netanyahu rejected at the time. Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes told Fox News on Monday they were “definitely concerned” when asked about Kerry's planned address. The Israeli government, meanwhile, continues to insist it has evidence that the Obama administration helped orchestrate last week’s U.N. resolution and vote – and is vowing to share those details with the Trump team. The resolution condemned Israeli settlement activist in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. “We have that evidence … we’re going to present it to the new administration, and if they choose to share it with the American people, that’ll be their choice,” Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer told Fox News’ “Special Report.” “It’s very clear that the U.S. orchestrated that.” He said an Israeli minister heard “directly” that Vice President Biden intervened to get Ukraine to support the resolution and added, “The evidence we have is much greater than that.” As for his country’s concerns about Friday’s measure, he said it undermines the peace process by removing a piece of leverage they would have at the negotiating table: territory. He also voiced support for congressional efforts to reconsider funding for the United Nations in the future. The White House, though, has sought to explain its abstention as rooted in concerns that the settlements themselves undermine the peace process. Spokesman Eric Schultz also pushed back on allegations they orchestrated the vote. “The US did not draft this resolution nor did the US introduce this resolution,” he said in a statement. “The Egyptians, in partnership with the Palestinians, are the ones who began circulating an earlier draft of the resolution. The Egyptians are the ones who moved it forward on Friday. And we took the position that we did when it was put to a vote." Kerry also said in a statement after Friday's vote: "Today, the United States acted with one primary objective in mind: to preserve the possibility of the two state solution, which every U.S. administration for decades has agreed is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. ... As a lifelong friend of Israel, I have taken every opportunity to speak out, or cast a vote, to protect its security and the chance for a peaceful future." The Israelis tried to appeal to Trump last week to help head off the U.N. settlement resolution. While the vote was only delayed to Friday, Trump has resumed his criticism of the international body and vowed changes. “The United Nations has such great potential but right now it is just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time. So sad!” he tweeted Monday.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/27/israel-braces-for-more-tensions-with-us-as-kerry-plans-major-speech.html 

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Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter feud

A fake news report erroneously attributing a nuclear threat against Pakistan by a former Israeli Defense Minister caused the Pakistani Minister of Defense to lash out on Twitter and remind Israel that 'Pakistan is a nuclear state too.'

Associated Press|Published: 25.12.16 , 23:06

A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel in an episode that underlines the potentially harmful impact of such stories in sensitive global affairs. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter In an apparent response to a fake story claiming Israel's former defense minister threatened a nuclear attack against Pakistan if it sends troops to Syria, Pakistan's Defense Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif reminded Israel that "Pakistan is a nuclear state too." Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh. Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too AH — Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) December 23, 2016 Israel's Defense Ministry tweeted back Saturday, saying the original story on the site AWD News was "totally fictitious." AWD has been identified by fact-checking organizations as a fake news site. Israel maintains a policy of nuclear ambiguity, neither confirming nor denying the existence of an arsenal. Pakistan became a nuclear power in 1998. The countries have no diplomatic ties. There was no immediate reaction from Pakistan to Israel's response.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4898465,00.html 

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Merry Christmas From Ray & Tracye Gano – Prophezine

By Ray Gano - December 23, 2016

Hello All, ray-tracye-panama-webTracye and I wanted to take a few moments and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. NOW… before some of you write me back, we all know what the “bible scholars” say… it isn’t Christ’s real birthday and it stems from pagan ceremonies. AND … Yes, I am sick and tired of how it has been horribly commercialized and made into one big shopping day. But you know what? Right now, at this moment I do not care about any of that. This has been a tough year for all of us and we all can use a little “Joy To The World” in our lives right now. Let us remember the following… Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.“and they shall call his name Emmanuel…” Which means, God With Us. We used to care about our fellow man, but that seems to have left us for some time now. SO, here is my challenge to you. Let’s put all this junk aside for just a few days. Let’s look back when we did care, we loved to wish people Merry Christmas, we loved giving, smiling, laughing and be of good cheer. Let’s have that sparkle in your eye once again and have the genuine love and compassion that we once had. Let’s remember that even though this is not the day Christ was really born, let’s celebrate it as if it was and realize.. I mean really realize that God lowered himself and came to earth as a baby. Was raised as one of us, was able to sympathize with us and was truly.. God With Us. He came down here in the flesh so that He could pay the ultimate price for or sins. He loved us so much that He allowed Himself to be beaten, scourged, mocked and broken for us. It is by His stripes we are healed and it is by His blood we are saved so that we may live with Him forever and ever. So, for these next couple of days, lets put aside the troubles, the burdens, all the ugliness that the world has dumped upon us and let’s celebrate both in our hearts, but with our fellow man that God is with us and will never forsake us. No matter what you think or believe, tell that stranger that you meet at the store, at the gas station, at work, where ever. Wish them Merry Christmas and also say.. YES!!.. God is with us! That is my challenge to you for these next few days. Are you up for it? Please remember Tracye and I this holiday season. Please pray that we can get back home to the US. Please pray that God quickly send us buyers for our home. Pray that He raises up the resources we need so that we can make it back home. Thank you for being there for us and being part of our family. I am really looking forward to meeting more of you once we get back to the US and I am able to get back on the road again. May God bless you and keep you and may His favor be upon you and your family in this coming new year. May it be joyful and memorable and that you and your family live exceedingly abundant for Him and in Him, Our Lord Christ Jesus. If you would like to provide a small gift to us this holiday season, please use the following link…. http://tinyurl.com/Help-Support-Prophezine

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:: 12-24-16 Zero Hedge :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time

by Tyler Durden Dec 24, 2016 11:34 AM

Just over six years ago, in December of 2010, we wrote "Charting America's Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society", in which we predicted - and showed - that in light of the underlying changes resulting from the second great depression, whose full impacts remain masked by trillions in monetary stimulus and soon, perhaps fiscal, America is shifting from a traditional work force, one where the majority of new employment is retained on a full-time basis, to a "gig" economy, where workers are severely disenfranchised, and enjoy far less employment leverage, job stability and perks than their pre-crash peers. It also explains why despite the 4.5% unemployment rate, which the Fed has erroneously assumed is indicative of job market at "capacity", wage growth not only refuses to materialize, but as we showed yesterday, the growth in real disposable personal income was the lowest since 2014. When we first penned our article, it was dubbed "fringe" tinfoil hattery, or in the latest vernacular, "fake news." Fast forward 6 years, when a report by Harvard and Princeton economists Lawrence Katz and Alan Krueger, confirms exactly what we warned. In their study, the duo show that from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of Americans workers engaged in what they refer to as “alternative work” soared during the Obama era, from 10.7% in 2005 to 15.8% in 2015. Alternative, or "gig" work is defined as "temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract company workers, independent contractors or freelancers", and is generally unsteady, without a fixed paycheck and with virtually no benefits. The two economists also found that each of the common types of alternative work increased from 2005 to 2015—with the largest changes in the number of independent contractors and workers provided by contract firms, such as janitors that work full-time at a particular office, but are paid by a janitorial services firm. Quoted by quartz, he said “We find that 94% of net job growth in the past decade was in the alternative work category,” said Krueger. “And over 60% was due to the [the rise] of independent contractors, freelancers and contract company workers.” In other words, nearly all of the 10 million jobs created between 2005 and 2015 were not traditional nine-to-five employment. While the finding is good news for some, such as graphic designers and lawyers who hate going to an office, for whom new technology and Obamacare has made it more appealing to become an independent contractor. But for those seeking a steady administrative assistant office job, the market is grim. It also explains why despite an apparent recovery in the labor market, wage growth has been non-existant, due to the lack of career advancement and salary increase options for this vast cohort which was hired over the past decade. The decline of conventional full-time work has impacted every demographic. Whether this change is good or bad depends on what kinds of jobs people want. “Workers seeking full-time, steady work have lost,” said Krueger. He then added, perhaps sarcastically, that “while many of those who value flexibility and have a spouse with a steady job have probably gained.” Yes, well, spousal support aside, it also confirms another troubling finding this website reported first earlier this month, namely that the number of multiple jobholders has recently hit the highest number this century. Not surprisingly, the study found that young workers represented the largest growth of contractors who frequently do not receive any kind of benefits, even when they are working full-time. The issue is particularly frustrating to employees in the entertainment industry where media conglomerates rely on freelancers for long periods of time without offering benefits, an arrangement frequently referred to as “permalance.” None of these "qualitative" aspects, however, matter to the outgoing president, who believes his administration was a net positive for workers. "Since I signed Obamacare into law (in 2010), our businesses have added more than 15 million new jobs," said Obama, during his farewell press conference last Friday. He did not delve into the details of just what those 15 million new jobs were. Now we know; and we also know why the Fed is making a huge mistake in thinking it can hike rates and tighten financial conditions, to reverse engineer wage growth, when corporations are guaranteed to not increase wages even in response to higher rates, as the data above confirms that the amount of slack in the economy is vastly greater than virtually all economists are willing to admit.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-23/top-white-house-economist-admits-94-all-new-jobs-under-obama-were-part-time 

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Congress Urges Murder Charges for Abortionist Douglas Karpen, Who Kills Babies Born Alive

National Cheryl Sullenger Dec 22, 2016 | 5:22PM Washington, DC

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has announced that it has made a total of 15 criminal referrals based on its investigation into the underground trade in aborted baby organs and tissue. Six of the referral letters were just released late yesterday, while nine others had been previously made public. Among the new criminal referral letters issued by Select Investigative Panel Chair Marsha Blackburn were two made against Texas late-term abortionist Douglas Karpen to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Texas Attorney General’s office seeking further investigation and appropriate action. In 2012, Operation Rescue began acquiring evidence against Karpen from his former employees. That evidence included photographs depicting the bodies of two infants that were clearly in their third trimester of pregnancy, which were said to have been aborted by Karpen. Those photos were provided directly to Operation Rescue in November 2012, by the former Karpen employee who took them with her cell phone. They depicted wounds that could not have occurred while the baby was still inside the womb. Blackburn referenced those photographs in both criminal referral letters against Karpen. She quoted from witness affidavits that described how Karpen killed late-term babies who were born alive during abortions at his Houston abortion facilities at a rate of three to four per week. [Karpen] would terminate the lives of these infants, Employee #1 further alleges based on those incidents she witnessed, by any of several methods, including the following: Snipping the infant’s spinal cord with scissors, cutting the neck with Sopher forceps or similar instruments; twisting the infant’s head; using forceps or other instruments, or his finger to crush the “soft spot” of the infant’s head, or crushing it by the same means through its stomach; or inserting his finger down its throat. If the infant’s cranium was coming out first, he would usually use his index finger to puncture its head, but if it was coming out feet first, he would instead insert an instrument in the back of the infant’s head. Blackburn further addressed a 2013 Harris County Grand Jury assigned to investigate the allegations against Karpen of illegal late-term abortion and murder, which were brought by Operation Rescue in a formal complaint. That grand jury failed to return a true bill. Follow LifeNews.com on Instagram to help us share pro-life pictures. “[Karpen] was previously referred to the District Attorney of Harris County, but the investigation into the matter was deficient,” Blackburn stated. The Select Investigative Panel referenced several violations Karpen may have committed that warrant further investigation and possible prosecution, including: • Violations of Texas homicide laws. • Violation of the Federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act. • Violation of the Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. • State and Federal violations for falsifying ultrasound results. • State and Federal violations of laws against fraudulent billing. (Medicaid fraud) • Texas Administrative Code violations for failing to properly store and log medication. • Texas Administrative Code violations for failing to have adequate medical staff, • Texas Administrative Code violations for failing to observe proper sterilization procedures and disposal practices. • Violations of Texas laws related to fraudulent concealment of criminal conduct from government authorities. “The criminal referrals of Karpen to the Department of Justice and Texas Attorney General validate our efforts over the past three years to bring this late-term abortionist to justice,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The issuance of the referrals completely repudiates the actions of Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, who committed a gross injustice by protecting Karpen from accountability. May justice finally be done!” Earlier this week, Operation Rescue reported that Anderson had failed in her bid for re-election. The new district attorney-elect notified Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell that her services are no longer needed. Mitchell handled both the 2013 Karpen grand jury and the 2015 grand jury that falsely indicted pro-life journalists while protecting Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast from prosecution. Other criminal referrals made by the Select Investigative Panel include: • StemExpress is a California organ procurement company that contracted with Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses for the acquisition of aborted baby remains. The Panel issued four referrals of StemExpress for HIPAA violations, Institutional Review Board violations, profiting from the sale of aborted baby remains, destroying documents under subpoena. • University of New Mexico and Southwestern Women’s Options was previously referred to the New Mexico Attorney General for violations of the state anatomical gift act. A supplementary referral was made for failing to provide informed consent. • An Arkansas abortion facility, Little Rock Family Planning, was referred for possible violations of the law when it sent aborted baby remains to StemExpress. • DV Biologics was referred for suspected profiting from the sale of aborted baby remains and failing to collect California sales tax. (Read about this company’s connections to Hillary Clinton.) • Advanced Bioscience Resources was referred for possible illegal profiting from the sale of aborted baby remains. • A Florida abortion facility, Presidential Women’s Center, was referred for possible illegal sale of aborted baby remains. • Four Planned Parenthood organizations and an organ procurement company, Novogenix, were referred to the Department of Justice for possible violation of a federal law that prohibits the sale of aborted baby tissue for “valuable consideration.” “Operation Rescue is grateful to the Select Investigative Panel and to Chairman Marsha Blackburn for their courageous willingness to investigate the shadowy underground world of trafficking in aborted baby remains, and abuses related to illegal abortions and the murder in infants born alive during abortions. We know the Panel underwent constant attacks from the opposition, which wanted desperately to cover up these crimes,” said Newman. Of the criminal referrals, Blackburn issued the following written statement. “Speaking as a woman, I am deeply troubled by what we have learned about the mistreatment of patients at a particularly difficult and vulnerable time in their lives. They are being treated with a disregard for their best interests and their rights as patients,” said Chairman Blackburn. “Women deserve better than this. They deserve better than to face any level of deception or pressure. We have seen instances in which profit-driven procurement businesses acting in conjunction with clinics violate women’s privacy rights under HIPAA. We have seen consent forms misrepresenting to women that cures for still uncured diseases have resulted from fetal tissue. It is disturbing to see so many cases where there is barely the pretense of consent or no consent at all before the remains of a baby are taken by researchers.” Read all criminal referral letters released by the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. Read Operation Rescue’s Special Report on its own 2012-2013 investigation of Douglas Karpen (Includes photos referenced by the Select Investigative Panel.) LifeNews.com Note: Cheryl Sullenger is a leader of Operation Rescue.

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/12/22/congress-urges-murder-charges-for-abortionist-douglas-karpen-who-kills-babies-born-alive/ 

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Facebook rolls out plans to push GMOs by labeling anti-GMO stories ‘fake’ news

Friday, December 23, 2016 by: JD Heyes

(NaturalNews) Bound and determined to continue burying real news containing facts that it doesn’t like, Facebook has announced a new partnership with ABC News and Snopes.com to filter out fake news from its coveted news feed. These “fact-checkers,” however, have all bought into the biotech industry’s bogus science that claims GMOs and glyphosate are completely safe for humans, animals and the environment. As reported by Business Insider, the social media site says it will begin fact-checking, labeling and then burying so-called “fake news” and hoaxes, after executives say the company was heavily criticized for its role in “spreading a deluge of political misinformation” during the recent U.S. presidential election. Facebook, in other words, plans to make official the censorship of non-conformist, truth-filled news reporting that it was caught doing in the months before the election. In an interview with Gizmodo, former Facebook news curators revealed that so-called “conservative” news and reporting was purposely suppressed in favor of far-Left sites that were actually reporting fake news. Censorship now official at Facebook “Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” one of the former curators told the site. “I believe it had a chilling effect on conservative news.” Censorship tends to do that – have a “chilling effect” on whatever angle of a story is being intentionally suppressed. Now Facebook wants to make it formal policy. According to Business Insider, this is how the new Facebook censorship program will work: The company has teamed up with a “shortlist of media organizations” that include ABC News and Snopes, part of an “international fact-checking network” that is led by Poynter, a nonprofit journalism school in St. Petersburg, Fla. Once third-party fact-checkers have determined that a story is “fake,” it will be labeled and then buried in the news feed. Officials told Business Insider that the social site will also use algorithms to determine whether a story that has been deemed to be phony is going viral. “We’ve focused our efforts on the worst of the worst, on the clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain, and on engaging both our community and third party organizations,” Facebook News Feed chief Adam Mosseri said in a company blog post. Fine. As a news organization ourselves, we applaud efforts to root out phony news stories and fraudulent reporting. The problem here is that Facebook, led by a lockstep Leftist in Mark Zuckerberg, isn’t interested in making sure that only genuine news makes it to the valued news feed; he is interested in suppressing divergent opinions and inconvenient facts, especially when they are being reported by news organizations that do not fall in line with the corporate or liberal narratives. We should start calling it ‘Fakebook’ So does this mean that Facebook will soon weed out and bury fake, discredited stories from the Washington Post claiming that Russia hacked the U.S. elections in order to sway voters away from Hillary Clinton to support Donald Trump? Or perhaps the New York Times, which has reported that U.S. spy agencies have a “consensus” about this? That’s fake, because the intelligence community has no consensus on this, and in fact, intel chiefs have distanced themselves from a CIA claim that the hacking occurred. In fact, an NSA whistleblower says the Russia hacking narrative is bogus because “hard evidence points to an inside leak” instead. What about the nefarious claim by CNN that the Chinese recently took a U.S. undersea research drone because President-elect Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the president of Taiwan – a claim made with absolutely no evidence whatsoever? Or how about stories that ABC News fakes? And Snopes, which has a clear Left-wing bias? Or stories promoting GMOs, when in fact they are harmful and damaging to our food chain? There definitely is a cottage industry of click-bait phony news on the Internet, no question about it. But the so-called “mainstream media” is most guilty of spreading false stories and political hack attacks disguised as “news.” And yet those are the sources of “news” that Facebook will increasingly rely on in the coming months and years. Maybe we should begin calling the social media site “Fakebook,” because its news feed will be full of it. In the meantime, TruthWiki lays bare the bias behind “fact-checking” sites here and here. If you want a real social media experience featuring uncensored news and information, join ours here.

http://www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-23-facebook-rolls-out-plans-to-push-gmos-by-marking-anti-gmo-stories-fake-news.html 

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700 Million Androids Pre-Installed with Chinese Spyware

03:10 23.12.2016(updated 10:12 23.12.2016)

A Chinese software company called Adups, whose firmware comes pre-installed on some 700 million Android devices, has been found to be able to collect personal information from users without their knowledge or consent. Security analyst firm Kryptowire first discovered the privacy breach in November 2016. Adups data mining was revealed almost by accident by a Kryptowire employee who discovered a backdoor allowing information to be leaked. After that, antivirus manufacturer Trustlook dug deeper and the scope of the privacy violations facilitated by Adups was quickly shown to be significant. The Adups data collector was found to collect text messages, call history, and device information from phones upon which it is installed. Adups denied that the software is used to collect private user data, but was instead put in place "to identify junk text messages and calls." They then referred to the installation of it on US phones as a "mistake." The majority of Android phones that use Adups are smaller companies that only release devices in Asia. However, BLU Products (which claims to have sold 35 million devices in the Western hemisphere) and several other well-known manufacturers including Lenovo and ZTE also install Adups firmware on their smartphones. BLU announced that they will no longer use Adups firmware on their phones, switching it out for one made by Google. Lenovo, ZTE, and others have followed suit. Another endangered piece of hardware? Barnes and Noble’s NOOK Tablet 7, which, unlike a mobile phone, cannot remove its Adups firmware with a software update. Fred Argir, Barnes and Noble chief digital officer, issued a statement that Adups does not collect personal information from any of their users. He also said that the bookseller is working on a way to remove Adups from NOOK. Trustlook advises Android users to upgrade their firmware to the latest version as soon as possible if they believe their phone may have privacy-violating software such as Adups installed. Android devices typically rely on third party hardware and software, and thus are seen as more vulnerable to security breaches than their Apple counterparts. A piece of malware called "Gooligan" infected over a million Android devices in late November, putting control of the devices into the hands of hackers. Most of the compromised phones were in Asia. In August, mobile security experts found that the 900 million Android phones made with circuits from the component maker Qualcomm were highly vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/science/201612231048900034-android-devices-preinstalled-chinese-spyware/ 

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Europe's future -- Merkel or Le Pen?

Pat Buchanan: 'Open borders are Eurail passes for Islamist terrorists'

Published: 4 days ago

The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market has done more damage than he could imagine. If the perpetrator is the jihadist from Tunisia who had no right to be in Germany, and had been under surveillance, the bell could begin to toll not only for Angela Merkel but for the European Union. That German lassitude, and the naivete behind it, allowed this outrage and validates the grim verdict of geostrategist James Burnham in “Suicide of the West”: “Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.” Both the transnational elite and populist right sense the stakes involved here. As news of the barbarous atrocity spread across Europe, the reactions were instantaneous and predictable. Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, leading candidate for the presidency in 2017, declaimed: “How many more people must die at the hands of Islamic extremists before our governments close our porous borders and stop taking in thousands of illegal immigrants?Geert Wilders, the Party for Freedom front-runner for prime minister of Holland, echoed Le Pen: “They hate and kill us. And nobody protects us. Our leaders betray us. We need a political revolution. “Islamic immigration is an invasion,” he went on, “an existential problem that will replace our people [and] erase our culture.” “These are Merkel’s dead,” tweeted Marcus Pretzell of the far-right Alternative for Germany about the victims in the Christmas mart. Nicholas Farage, who led the campaign for British secession from the EU, called the Christmas massacre “the Merkel legacy.” Like the reporting you see here? Sign up for free news alerts from WND.com, America’s independent news network. Europe’s populist right is laying this act of Islamist savagery at the feet of Merkel for her having opened Germany in 2015 to a million migrants and refugees from Syria and the Middle East wars. Before Berlin, she was already on the defensive after mobs of migrants went about molesting and raping German girls in Cologne last New Year’s Eve. Even admirers who share her belief in a Europe of open borders, that welcomes immigrants and refugees from Third World wars and despotisms, sense the gravity of Merkel’s crisis. “Germans should not let the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin undermine liberal values,” ran the headline on the Washington Post editorial Dec. 22. Alarmed, the Post went on: “What Germany cannot and must not do is … succumb to the siren song of the anti-foreigner right-wing, which has been gaining strength across Europe and moved immediately to exploit the attack ahead of the September 2017 national elections.” The New York Times delivered its customary castigation of the European populist right but, in a note of near-desperation, if not of despair, implored Europe’s liberals not to lose faith. “With each new attack, whether on a Christmas market or a mosque, the challenge to Europe to defend tolerance, inclusion, equality and reason grows more daunting. If Europe is to survive as a beacon of democratic hope in a world rent by violent divisions, it must not cede those values.” But less and less does Europe appear to be listening. Indeed, as Europe has been picking up its dead and wounded for over a decade, from terrorist attacks in Madrid, London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels, the peoples of Europe seem less interested in hearing recitals of liberal values than in learning what their governments are going to do to keep the Islamist killers out and make them safe. Salus populi suprema lex. Liberals may admonish us that all races, creeds, cultures are equal, that anyone from any continent, country or civilization can come to the West and assimilate, that discrimination against one group of immigrants in favor of another – preferring, say, Lebanese Christians to Syrian Muslims – is illiberal and undemocratic. But people don’t believe that. Europe and America have moved beyond the verities of 20th-century liberalism. The cruel experiences of the recent past, and common sense, dictate that open borders are Eurail passes for Islamist terrorists, who are anxious to come and kill us in the West. We have to deal with the world as it is, not as we would wish it to be. In our time, there has taken place, is taking place, an Islamic awakening. Of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, hundreds of millions accept strict Shariah law about how to deal with apostasy and infidels. Scores of millions in the Middle East wish to drive the West out of their world. Thousands are willing to depart and come to Europe to terrorize our societies. They see themselves at war with us, as their ancestors were at war with the Christian world for 1,000 years. Only liberal ideology calls for America and Europe to bring into their home countries endless numbers of migrants, without being overly concerned about who they are, whence they come or what they believe. Right-wing and anti-immigrant parties are succeeding in Europe for a simple reason. Mainstream parties are failing in the first duty of government – to protect the safety and security of the people.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/europes-future-merkel-or-le-pen/#Q466EgIfLvLR8gMy.99 

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England Sends Its Banned Weed Killer Paraquat to U.S, Where Demand is high in Spite of Parkinson’s Link

Friday, December 23, 2016 By Danny Hakim, New York Times

HUDDERSFIELD, England — The factory here, set amid a brick campus in a green and hilly industrial town, recently celebrated its centennial. It produces paraquat, one of the world’s most enduring weed killers — but not one that can be purchased in this part of northern England, in the rest of Britain or across the Channel in the rest of the European Union. So it will be sent to the United States, or another part of the globe that still allows paraquat to be sprayed on weeds. Paraquat has long been controversial because of its use in suicides in many parts of the world, since drinking one sip can be lethal. But now regulators in the United States are grappling with a wave of research linking paraquat to a less immediately apparent effect — Parkinson’s disease. In a recent, little noticed regulatory filing, the Environmental Protection Agency said, “There is a large body of epidemiology data on paraquat dichloride use and Parkinson’s disease.” The agency is weighing whether to continue allowing the chemical to be sprayed on American cropland, although a decision is not expected until 2018, and it is unclear how the incoming administration of Donald Trump will view the matter. In the meantime, many of the nations that ban paraquat and other chemicals whose use is contentious still allow them to be manufactured as long as they are exported to faraway fields. The Huddersfield plant is owned by Syngenta, a pesticide giant based in Switzerland, which has not allowed paraquat since 1989. Even the government of China, a nation not known for environmental regulation, said in 2012 that it would phase out paraquat “to safeguard people’s lives.” But it still allows production for export. As Europe and China move away from paraquat, its use is rebounding in the United States. That is particularly true for soybean fields, where the number of pounds used is up more than fourfold over the past decade, according to U.S. Agriculture Department data. The world’s most popular weed killer is Monsanto’s Roundup; some 220 million pounds of its active ingredient were used last year in the United States, according to the EPA. But weeds are becoming resistant to Roundup, and paraquat has been marketed as an alternative. Last year, 7 million pounds of paraquat were used in the United States, on nearly 15 million acres, Syngenta said. Paraquat is just one of scores of pesticides prohibited in Europe but sold outside it. In 2013, the European Union imposed a moratorium on a widely used group of insecticides made by Syngenta and Bayer, the German giant, that were linked to a decline in bee colonies. In 2003, the European Union banned one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S., Syngenta’s atrazine. Industry officials and academics funded by agrochemical companies often criticize Europe’s regulators for taking a precautionary approach to regulation. They frequently claim that the risks of these various chemicals are well understood. But paraquat shows how complex the question of risk can be. While the possibility of a Parkinson’s link has been cited in studies going back more than two decades, research in the past five years has intensified, including a prominent study by the National Institutes of Health and meta-analyses of a large body of research. The studies have looked at the exposure of farmers and others who spray paraquat, as well as people who live near where it is used, which can include nonagricultural settings like those around roads and rail tracks. “The data is overwhelming” linking paraquat and Parkinson’s disease, said Dr. Samuel M. Goldman, an epidemiologist in the San Francisco Veterans Affairs health system who has studied the connection. “I’m not a farmer, I don’t need to kill weeds, but I have to believe there are less dangerous options out there.” Freya Kamel, a scientist with a branch of the National Institutes of Health who has also studied the topic, said she found the breadth of the research “about as persuasive as these things can get.” “It’s not a slam dunk; it never is,” Kamel said. “But to me the weight of the evidence suggests there’s a relationship.” Personally, she added, she believes paraquat should be banned. Syngenta has long rebutted the Parkinson’s link, and by no means is paraquat seen as a sole factor in the disease. Philip A. Botham, Syngenta’s head of product safety, said, “We would never market or continue to market any chemical which we genuinely felt posed a health risk or an environmental risk.” As for studies drawing a connection between Parkinson’s and paraquat, he said, “Our view on those studies is that they are interesting — we don’t dismiss them — but they generate an interesting hypothesis which is worth exploring.” A Question of Risk Paraquat is more than 130 years old, but it wasn’t widely used as a pesticide until the middle of the 20th century. Today, though, it is used on more than 100 crops globally, including oranges, coffee and sugar cane. It gained notoriety after the U.S. government paid to have it sprayed on marijuana plants in Mexico in the 1970s, leading to concerns that paraquat-contaminated pot was being sold in the United States. When the stoner character known as the Dude referred to someone as “human paraquat” in the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski,” he was essentially calling him a buzzkill since paraquat continued to be used for years to kill marijuana plants. Determining the acute, or immediate, health risks of such chemicals is easier than assessing chronic, long-term problems. And taking away one weed killer means another is likely to replace it, with its own potential drawbacks. While paraquat’s long-term effects are debated, its acute risks are well known. Sometimes, poisoning results from poor equipment and safety practices, a problem not unusual in developing countries, though farmers have died after being accidentally exposed in developed countries, too. Burkina Faso, in Africa, once sought international regulation of the weed killer, citing research showing it accounted for a fifth of that country’s accidental pesticide poisoning cases. When ingested by humans, paraquat is often fatal. South Korea experienced a 10 percent decline in suicides after it banned paraquat in 2011, according to one study. Researchers in Taiwan have said it causes 160 deaths a year there. Isabella Blow, a well-known editor at the British magazine Tatler, died after drinking paraquat in 2007, the last year it was legal in Britain. She was not the first person in her family to die from drinking the weed killer. The Parkinson’s question is more complicated. Symptoms of the disease, such as tremors and slowed movement, stem from a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain. While the causes are not fully understood, it is typically viewed as stemming from a blend of environmental and genetic factors. Some research even draws a connection to gut bacteria. A wide variety of studies have linked paraquat and Parkinson’s, including epidemiological reviews that have looked at human disease patterns, studies involving experiments on rats, and research examining toxicity on a cellular level. Some studies point to a combination of pesticides as a risk factor, and even well water in rural areas. Paraquat and another pesticide, rotenone, which is obtained from plant roots, are the ones most frequently linked to Parkinson’s. The use of rotenone in lakes and other water supplies has been contentious. A 2011 study led by the Parkinson’s Institute and the National Institutes of Health drew on a federal survey of farmers and their spouses in Iowa and North Carolina, as well as others who handled pesticides. Those studied were 2 1/2 more likely to develop Parkinson’s if they used paraquat or rotenone. A 2012 study found that those who used paraquat, and who also had a certain genetic variation, were 11 times more likely to develop Parkinson’s, suggesting that certain people could be more at risk from exposure than others. “It’s a poison, and we really shouldn’t be using this as an herbicide in the way we do,” said Dr. Beate Ritz, a professor of epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied health risks to people living near where pesticides are used. Syngenta has been known for aggressively defending its products, including engaging in a bitter feud with a scientist whose research it once underwrote. The company argues that studies implicating paraquat do not adequately consider other environmental factors or chemicals that are present. Syngenta also studied the workforce at an old British manufacturing site that produced paraquat and found a lower-than-expected rate of Parkinson’s, though its study relied on death certificates, which often underreport the disease. “I do believe paraquat is safe when it’s used appropriately,” said Botham of Syngenta. “I will, though, always as a scientist be open to any new findings.” In a filing with the EPA this year, Syngenta said it had hired Dr. Colin Berry to help lead a scientific review of the Parkinson’s issue. The review “concluded that the evidence available from epidemiological studies was fragmentary and insufficient to establish whether herbicides and paraquat in particular” increase the risk of Parkinson’s, according to Syngenta’s EPA filing. Berry, an emeritus professor at Queen Mary University of London, was at the center of high-profile civil cases in 1999 and 2000 that led to more than $1 million in payments to two of his patients who were given misdiagnoses of breast cancer and had needless double mastectomies. His hospital’s internal review, which was read in court by the judge handling one of the cases, cited “a serious and indefensible diagnosis” and raised questions of basic competency, according to accounts of the case. Berry has also studied pesticides for many years and has been visible of late as a consultant for both Syngenta and Monsanto. In an interview, he disputed the relevance of the cancer cases to his work assessing Parkinson’s, and dismissed a link between paraquat and the disease. “I think the volume of the data suggests that is unlikely,” he said. “You can’t find a consistent association there to suggest that paraquat is particularly important.” He pointed to a recent study published in Nature that highlighted genetic factors in causing Parkinson’s. But the lead author of that study, Dr. Asa Abeliovich of the Columbia University Medical Center, said in an interview that “obviously there’s a bunch of solid epidemiological studies that link paraquat to Parkinson’s disease risk, so I think there’s definitely support for that.” Abeliovich also said the paraquat studies underscored “that there are certain environmental factors that matter,” which interact “with genetic factors.” Dr. Vikram Khurana, a neurologist at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and a clinician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who studies Parkinson’s, said the body of research drawing a link between paraquat and Parkinson’s had “converged to make a fairly convincing argument that paraquat is truly an environmental exposure that can either increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease or collaborate with other factors, including genetic factors.” Jack Housenger, director of the EPA’s pesticide programs, said, “In terms of Parkinson’s disease, there’s a lot of data out there.” “I’m not sure there’s any one study where there’s a direct link that’s been established here,” he added, “but given all the data, we’re incorporating all that in our next risk assessment.” Double Standards The business models of many chemical companies, including those based in Europe, have become predicated, in part, on keeping their products legal outside the Continent. This year, Britain has exported paraquat to Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Uruguay and Venezuela, in addition to the United States, according to the office of Britain’s Health and Safety Executive. “This is one of the quintessential examples of double standards,” said Baskut Tuncak, a United Nations official who specializes in hazardous substances. “Paraquat is banned in the U.K. and the EU, but it’s still being used, and resulting in serious harms outside the EU where it’s being shipped.” Tuncak said he had begun examining practices allowing companies to make pesticides exclusively for use outside their borders, seeing it as a potential human rights issue. He said paraquat would be “one of the issues that I plan to examine” during an official visit to Britain next month. International efforts to regulate pesticides have been halting. Each year, government officials from around the world convene in Europe to discuss whether to add pesticides to a list of hazardous chemicals maintained as part of an international treaty called the Rotterdam Convention, a designation that creates disclosure requirements for exporting countries. A few countries, including Vietnam and Ecuador, automatically ban or restrict chemicals that are added to the list. Stark differences in national approaches are typically on full display. At a meeting last year in Rome, European regulators pushed to add atrazine, another Syngenta weed killer, to the list. But a government representative from India — which itself operates a pesticide manufacturer — was more voluble in defending atrazine than a Syngenta lobbyist who was present. The official even argued over technicalities, including how many weeks ahead of the Rome meeting supporting documents needed to be circulated. Lobbyists, too, are active at the meetings. In 2013, at a conference in Geneva, delegates debated adding paraquat to the hazardous chemical list. During a meeting on the topic, Enrique Lacs, a representative of a Latin American trade association, took the lead in speaking on behalf of the Guatemalan government delegation. Lacs has also been an adviser to Gremiagro, a trade group for pesticide producers that opposes action on paraquat. His presence, on behalf of a national delegation, angered other attendees. Lacs’s credentials to participate in the convention were eventually revoked. Guatemala was among a small group of countries that ultimately prevented paraquat from being added to the hazardous chemical list. Lacs said by email that he had simply been acting as a translator. He is now Guatemala’s deputy economics minister. Juliette Voinov Kohler, a legal and policy adviser for the governing body that oversees the Rotterdam Convention, declined to comment on the episode but said credentials were sometimes revoked, “thereby denying access to meeting premises. ”In Huddersfield, local environmentalists no longer give much thought to the Syngenta factory. Even a chemical spill last year generated little interest. Andrew Cooper, a Green Party member who serves on the local governing council, and whose district is a few miles from the plant, said activists were more worried about pollution from cars on a road abutting Syngenta’s main building on the site. “There’s no impact that we can determine on the local community,” he said. “What they produce and what goes out the door, that’s a different matter, but it’s not something we campaign on much in recent years.” He added, “It has been off our radar.”

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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Friday, 23 December 2016

Tropical Storm Nock-ten area is looking vulnerable for a major quake in the coming days

With parts of a large coronal hole on the Sun still facing the earth and now a tropical storm in the area I would say the area above (circled) will be vulnerable for major quakes in the coming days. The area has already suffered 9 major quakes this month and is highly unstable with hundreds of aftershocks. This current coronal hole is something special, apart from its size, it is enormous, it is a region in the sun's atmosphere where the magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape which when facing the Earth this wind hits our magnetosphere at tremendous speed, " We've actually seen this coronal hole before, probably three times before starting in September. It is rotating around with the sun, strobing Earth like a lighthouse every ~27 days. The last two times we experienced its solar wind (Oct. 25-28 and Nov. 23-26) In September this current coronal hole faced the Earth for the first time resulting 8 major quakes in 8 days, later in Oct it reappeared causing another 8 major quakes, then again in Nov with another 9 major quakes with 4 major quakes in one day, in December it is a similar story with 7 major quakes hitting our planet in the last 4 days and with the massive coronal hole still facing the Earth we will be on for more! Christmas solar storm to batter Earth as flare blasts from massive hole in the sun EARTH is being blasted by a flare soaring from a hole in the sun’s atmosphere – and it’s bringing huge geomagnetic storms with it. The super-fast stream of solar wind hit the Earth’s magnetic field just in time for the winter solstice on Wednesday. And it’s whipped up a “moderately” strong geomagnetic storm that could last for several days, according to the US’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Geomagnetic storms are behind the awe-inspiring natural phenomenon the Northern Lights. Posted by Gary Walton at 10:29 am

http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/12/tropical-storm-nock-ten-area-is-looking.html 

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etc.. For you made your choice, you made your choice on who would run the country even though you knew he didn’t know me, even though you knew he wasn’t a Christian, even though you knew he was a Muslim, even though you knew these things, you made your choice and now and now you shall see what that choice has brought.

:: 12-23-16 Caroline Glick :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Israel and the rising new West

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

US President Barack Obama has but a month left in office. But he has a month left. And he is using it. In the days remaining, Obama is using the full authority of his office to advance his policies with the hope of rendering permanent his mark on American policy. Domestically, Obama is working to undercut the capacity of his successor, President-elect Donald Trump, to implement his plans of expanding domestic oil and gas exploration and development. On Tuesday, Obama banned offshore drilling in large swathes of the Artic and Atlantic oceans. In foreign affairs, Obama has Israel in his crosshairs. It is now apparent that the lame duck president, bereft of any partisan restraints, intends to make good on his eight years of promises to use his last month in office to stick it to Israel at the UN. The opening act of Obama’s onslaught on Israel came on Wednesday, with State Department Spokesman John Kirby’s fatuous and unprecedented claim that Israeli communities built beyond the 1949 armistice line – the so-called settlements – are illegal. Late Wednesday, the UN suddenly announced it would hold a vote on an Egyptian resolution parroting that language, and calling for a complete halt on construction projects for Jews in the areas, including Jerusalem. The draft resolution included a call for an international governmental embrace of economic warfare against Israel. It called upon member states “to distinguish in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967.” An indication of the depth of Obama’s commitment to enabling the resolution to pass came amid reports that Secretary of State John Kerry was planning to address the Security Council ahead of the scheduled vote. In any event, following massive pressure from Israel and a statement by President-elect Donald Trump calling for Obama to veto the resolution, Egypt postponed the vote on its resolution “indefinitely.” But with or without the resolution – and there are at least two others also poised for a vote – Obama is using his remaining time to empower the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions operation aimed at destroying Israel’s economy and international position. As Anne Bayefsky reported in the Washington Examiner on Wednesday, Obama is supporting the UN budget which allocates funding toward the implementation of a UN Human Rights Council resolution promoting BDS. The resolution requires the Human Rights Council to compile a blacklist of companies worldwide with direct or indirect business ties to Israeli communities built beyond the 1949 armistice lines. Since all businesses doing business with Israeli entities have indirect or direct ties to the areas where some 750,000 Israeli live, the resolution represents a bid to conduct total war against the Israeli economy. And Obama is funding its implementation. Moreover, Obama is trying to box the Trump administration into continuing his supportive stance on the Human Rights Council. Whereas the Bush administration refused to join the inherently and incurably anti-Israel body, Obama has lavished it with legitimacy and funding. This month the administration won a new three-year term for the US on the council beginning on January 1. This means that regardless of Trump’s approach to the phony human rights body, the US is now saddled with membership for the bulk of his presidential term. One of the things operating in Israel’s favor as it seeks to undo Obama’s hostile legacy once he is gone, is that Trump’s election is part and parcel of a wide-scale change in Western politics that is fundamentally transforming the so-called “international community” that provides knee-jerk support for BDS and every other anti-Israel initiative. The term “international community,” of course, is just a grandiose name for the collective views of the Western European elites and those of their counterparts on the US coasts. And as Trump’s victory and the British decision to withdraw from the European Union indicated, the elites’ capacity to impose their views on voters is fast disappearing. The populist wave that approved Brexit and brought Trump to power is far from spent force. Next year will see general elections in Holland, France and Germany, and nationalist parties in all three countries are likely to win or at a minimum be profoundly strengthened. This means that the likelihood the EU will break apart is rising with each passing day. And the foreign policies of the separate states of Europe will be far different than their collective positions under the EU. The main cause of the swift rise of the nationalist Right throughout Western Europe is the mass Muslim migration to Europe. Profound public opposition to the deluge of migrants from Muslim states is bringing about wholesale popular rejection of the multicultural and anti-nationalist values that dictated the tone and substance of European politics for two generations. The implications of this revolutionary shift in values and its impact on European politics are enormous. And Israel stands to be one of the first beneficiaries of this transformation, if our foreign policy bureaucracy is capable of understanding what is happening. Unfortunately, actions by the Foreign Ministry this week indicate that our diplomatic bureaucrats haven’t the vaguest idea of what is happening, or why these developments can be beneficial for Israel. The Foreign Ministry announced this week that the government was boycotting a delegation of visiting European lawmakers because Kristina Winberg, a member of Sweden’s rightist Swedish Democrats party, was among its members. In recent weeks, the Foreign Ministry has managed to boycott Sweden’s entire political spectrum. Last week, the ministry announced that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had rejected Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s request for a meeting due to scheduling difficulties. Wallstrom richly deserves the government’s unofficial boycott. Among other things, Wallstrom blamed Israel for the massacres in Paris last November. While the Foreign Ministry used a procedural excuse to brush off Wallstrom, it threw diplomatic protocol to the seven winds when it announced that Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely’s scheduled briefing of the delegation of European lawmakers was canceled due to Winberg’s participation. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said that the Swedish Democrats party “has neo-Nazi tendencies, and therefore the Foreign Ministry decided not to include [Winberg] in the meeting with Hotovely.” Winberg’s colleagues, who included a member of Trump’s transition team, were appalled by the boycott. To protest the move, the entire delegation canceled its meeting with Hotovely. The delegation was in Israel to participate in a leadership summit in Jerusalem. Due to its position on the Sweden Democrats, the Foreign Ministry caused Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to cancel her scheduled remarks at the conference. In other words, the Foreign Ministry adopted and implemented a comprehensive, public and undiplomatic boycott of the rightist party. It is unclear who stands behind this policy. But whoever is responsible should be subjected to a career review. The policy is as destructive to Israel’s national interests as it is unjust to the Swedish Democrats. The Swedish Democrats party is the only pro-Israel political party in Sweden. It is the only party that opposed Sweden’s recognition of “Palestine.” The Foreign Ministry’s claim that the party has “neo-Nazi tendencies” is tendentious. Earlier this month, the party took the extreme step of banning one of its own lawmakers from the party after she made an antisemitic statement. In the past it disbanded its youth wing and formed a new one amidst allegations of antisemitism. How many Nazi parties expel their members or disband their youth wings for hating Jews? The Swedish Democrats party, which is identified with the nationalist right, has built is political position around its unqualified opposition to immigration. For its opposition to immigration, the Democrats are castigated continuously as racists by their political rivals. There is every reason to believe there are Jew-haters among the party’s members. But unlike members of Wallstrom’s Social Democratic Party, Swedish Democrats don’t participate in anti-Israel demonstrations where Hezbollah and Hamas flags are prominent. Indeed, they don’t participate in anti-Israel demonstrations at all. Moreover, they are the fastest growing and largest party in Sweden. This fact makes the Foreign Ministry’s treatment of Winberg not only unjust, but deeply stupid as well. A mere decade after it won its first representation in parliament, the Swedish Democrats have been leading political polls for the past year. And the Foreign Ministry just called it a Nazi party. Sadly, it isn’t much of a surprise that the Foreign Ministry has failed to read the writing on the walls in Sweden and act appropriately. Our foreign and defense bureaucracies have a storied record of missing major developments. They are too busy talking to their bureaucratic counterparts to pay attention to what the public is saying. In Egypt for instance, no one was more surprised at then-president Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow and the concomitant rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt than the defense establishment, whose members were largely responsible for handling Israel’s bilateral relations with Mubarak. In the decade or more that preceded Mubarak’s overthrow, anyone paying attention to open source polling data of public opinion in Egypt, or to what was being said in the Egyptian media, was aware of the deep-seated and rising public frustration and disgust with Mubarak, his sons and his cronies. But since the only people that Israel’s defense establishment spoke to were Mubarak, his sons and his cronies, they were taken by complete surprise when he was overthrown and replaced with the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama will continue to be the president until 12:00 p.m. on January 20. And Israel can expect him to use this time to take the actions against Israel that he has been threatening to take for eight years. One way or another, he will exact his pound of flesh. But at 12:01 on January 20, a new era will begin. And in the coming months, as the next wave of populist right-wing parties rise to power in Europe, the “international community” that has been unanimous in its backing of the anti-Israel policies for a generation will become an altogether different body. This new era presents Israel with profound, indeed unprecedented opportunities. But if our foreign and defense bureaucrats continue to behave as though nothing has happened, we will fail to benefit from any of them. Originally published in The Jerusalem Post.

http://carolineglick.com/israel-and-the-rising-new-west/ 

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Christmas weekend storm to deliver nasty present to half of U.S.

Doyle Rice , USA TODAY 7:08 p.m. EST December 22, 2016

A potent storm will be putting a lump of coal in the stockings of travelers and residents alike in much of the western and central U.S. this Christmas weekend. The system is forecast to bring everything from a wintry mix and a blizzard to drenching rain and severe thunderstorms to a large swath of the U.S. from Friday through Sunday. Only the eastern part of the country will remain relatively tranquil. The storm will first move into the West Coast on Friday, bringing heavy rain and the potential for flash flooding in California, with heavy snowfall expected in the higher terrain of the Sierras, the National Weather Service said. Snow will also fall over the Cascades, northern Great Basin and northern Rockies. As the system pushes eastward, conditions should begin to dry out by the weekend along the West Coast, the weather service predicts. By Christmas Eve, the Rockies will see additional snow, which will spread into the Plains by Saturday evening. On Christmas Day, howling winds of up to 60 mph and heavy snow totaling up to 9 inches will likely lead to a full-fledged blizzard in portions of the Rockies and the Dakotas. Travel may become "impossible" in those areas Christmas Day, lingering into early Monday, with numerous roads, including major interstates, likely to be shut down, the Weather Channel said. "This has the potential to become a widespread and significant winter storm across the northern Plains," the National Weather Service in Bismarck, N.D., warned. The Weather Channel has named the storm Winter Storm Europa. Farther east, in the Midwest, milder air will mean rain and wet travel conditions for cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Neb., on Christmas Day. To the south, in the central and southern Plains, thunderstorms will "bring the potential for large hail and isolated tornadoes" on Christmas afternoon, AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rossio said. A few isolated, severe thunderstorms are also possible in southern and eastern Texas into Louisiana by Monday. Other than some scattered showers Friday and Saturday, most of the eastern U.S. will enjoy a calm, mild holiday weekend, though some wintry weather is possible in northern New England by Monday.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2016/12/22/christmas-weather-forecast-blizzard-severe-weather/95744488/ 

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Let your eyes be wide open, let your sight into the spirit realm be clear, remove the clouds, remove the barriers that you may see clearly and understand the things that are taking place. You have heard the changes that even your President has made, how he has declared war upon Israel and peace to the Philistines, how he has declared war upon the American people, how he has turned and he is showing his true colors now that he is in again. But I say unto you, fear not, for you shall be the overcomers, etc..

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President Obama Throws Israel to the Wolves

By Joseph A. Klein —— Bio and Archives December 23, 2016

The United Nations Security Council voted Friday to approve a resolution demanding that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” It declared that the establishment of settlements by Israel has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.” The Obama administration abstained, allowing the resolution to pass. All other members of the Security Council, including the United Kingdom and France, voted for it. President Obama delivered his coup de grace in an act of spite against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He broke with the longstanding practice of both Democratic and Republican administrations to protect Israel against such one-sided resolutions that the Palestinians will use in their campaign to delegitimize Israel. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power defended the U.S. abstention as an act to save Israel from its own settlements policies that threaten the viability of a two-state solution. She pathetically reached back to a 1982 statement by then-President Ronald Reagan calling for an end to “the use of any additional land for the purpose of settlements.” In the statement quoted by Ambassador Power, President Reagan said that “the immediate adoption of a settlement freeze by Israel, more than any other action, could create the confidence needed for wider participation in these talks.” What Ms. Power left out of her reference to the Reagan quote were the repeated failures of the Palestinians to negotiate in good faith for more than 30 years since, despite Israel’s unilateral withdrawal and dismantling of all settlements in Gaza and despite its moratorium on settlement building in the West Bank during Obama’s first term in office. Samantha Power then shamelessly said that abstention rather than veto of the settlements resolution was a difficult vote “because of where it’s taking place: at the United Nations. For the simple truth is that for as long as Israel has been a member of this institution, Israel has been treated differently from other nations at the United Nations.” She said “such unequal treatment not only hurts Israel; it undermines the legitimacy of the United Nations itself.” “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th,” tweeted President-elect Donald Trump Nevertheless, the Obama administration compounded the “unequal treatment” of Israel by allowing a resolution to pass that made only a glancing reference to condemning acts of terror and incitement to violence by both sides. Instead, while paying lip service to Israel’s security concerns, the resolution focused almost exclusively on Israeli settlements as “a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.” The resolution did not even distinguish between the construction or expansion of arguably illegal outposts east of the Security Barrier and building within East Jerusalem, which supporters of the resolution presume will automatically be the capital of a new Palestinian state. “By treating all construction as equally problematic, the UN will paradoxically make it harder for future Palestinian, Israeli and American leaders to negotiate,” David Bernstein, President and CEO of The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, said. “It limits their room to maneuver.” Israel will likely ignore the resolution, as well it should. And starting on January 20, 2017, Israel will finally have a friend in the White House who recognizes the difference between a democratic ally and a gang of thugs pretending to be a nation state. “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th,” tweeted President-elect Donald Trump. Indeed they will.

http://canadafreepress.com/article/president-obama-throws-israel-to-the-wolves 

:: 12-23-16 All News Pipeline :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Mainstream Media & Washington Busted In Direct 'Fake News' Campaign Against American Public

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine December 23, 2016

A series of events occurred in 2013, which when looked through the prism of present day events, shows us how the Obama administration, with the help of its propaganda arm, known as the mainstream media, are waging a brainwashing campaign against the American public. The first item from 2013 was highlighted this morning on Steve Quayle's site with a note stating "Important Flashback Reminder," leading us to a July 2013 article at Tech Dirt, which detailed the repeal of the "anti-propaganda" law earlier in October 2013. Fortunately, the government now has a chance to aim its official version of today's news at US citizens, thanks to the repeal of a so-called "anti-propaganda" law earlier this month. For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. You can read the rest over at Tech Dirt, but the overall point is that as of the repealing of that law, the U.S. government was no longer blocked from deliberately feeding U.S. citizens any "fake news" they wanted to, they could legally use propaganda against Americans in the same manner they were allowed to use it against foreign countries. In October 2013, just months after the "Anti-propaganda" law was repealed, it was announced that Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos had purchased the Washington Post for $250 million. By December 2013, the Washington Post was highly criticized for not disclosing the fact that the new owner, Jeff Bezos, had secured a $600 million contract from the CIA, as disclaimers in their articles. The Institute for Public Accuracy published a well-written piece which highlights the conflict of interest of a media company owner having such ties with the CIA, yet not offering a disclaimer informing their audience of those ties in any article that references or is about the CIA. McChesney said today: "When the main shareholder in one of the very largest corporations in the world benefits from a massive contract with the CIA on the one hand, and that same billionaire owns the Washington Post on the other hand, there are serious problems. The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media. Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself." He added: "If some official enemy of the United States had a comparable situation — say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government — the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine." PRESENT DAY PROPAGANDA - WASHINGTON POST & THE CIA During the 2016 presidential campaign season the Washington Post led the charge on attempting to influence the public into electing Hillary Clinton, with anti-Donald Trump propaganda written multiple times each day throughout the season, which was unsuccessful as Donald Trump ended up winning the election, thanks in large part to Independent Journalists across the Internet, countering the WaPo propaganda machine. Then it was the Washington Post once again that highlighted a shadowy organization, referring to them as experts, that highlighted over 200 Independent media sites that reported on the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC leaked emails that Wikileaks published, calling them sites that spread "Russia Propaganda." Note- All the leaked emails have been verified as being unaltered, so what they are saying is that the "Russians" are to be blamed for Americans being told the truth, and it is Russias fault the DNC and the Clinton campaign were exposed for their corruption and collusion to help Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in the primary season, among the many revelations those leaks exposed. Rather than accurately stating Americans were influenced by hearing the truth, they claim that telling the truth is really spreading Russian propaganda. The Washington Post was so heavily criticized for quoting the shadowy organization that they were forced to add an editors note to their original propaganda story, which states in part :"One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions. The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet...." Then once again it was the Washington Post, the media outlet where the owner has direct ties with the CIA, that suddenly publishes the first article claiming the CIA had concluded that the Russians were behind the leaked DNC/Clinton emails that Wikileaks published. WaPo quoted "anonymous" sources, offered no proof, nor evidence, just "officials, said" and like good little Washington lapdogs, the rest of the MSM ran with it. BOTTOM LINE We are witnessing a direct attack against the American public by the CIA, Washington and their propaganda arm, which is the mainstream media, with Bezos and his paper leading the pack. Washington set it up by repealing the "anti-propaganda" law which supposedly prevents the U.S. government from attempting to push "fake news" at Americans, then Bezos buys the Washington Post despite his direct ties to the CIA, and now he is pushing CIA propaganda at Americans. While the mainstream media claims to be an independent and free press, they are no better than China's media, Iran's or Russia's, they have been bought, paid for, and are owned... the MSM is state run media. That is the real reason they are attacking Alternative Media so hard right now, because we have become the true Independent Media.

http://allnewspipeline.com/Reality_Check_Washington_Propaganda.php 

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Snopes.com is run by an embezzler, a hooker & a dominatrix

Posted on December 23, 2016 by Dr. Eowyn | 18 Comments

According to independent investigative journalist and former U.S. Navy officer and NSA employee Wayne Madsen, the fact-check website Snopes.com — which Facebook is using to combat so-called “fake news” — is a CIA operation. Now, thanks to a report by the UK’s Daily Mail, we know Snopes not only peddles CIA propaganda, it is a sleazy outfit, run by an embezzler, a former hooker/porn star, and a dominatrix. Reporting for Daily Mail, Dec. 21, 2016, Alana Goodman points out that Snopes.com will benefit from Facebook using the site as an arbiter of truth by determining what’s “fake news.” Now a DailyMail.com investigation has exposed Snopes.com’s sleazy underbelly. (1) Owner is an embezzler Owner and CEO David Mikkelson is accused by his former wife and Snopes‘ co-founder, Barbara Mikkelson, of embezzlementusing company money for prostitutes. The Mikkelsons founded Snopes in 1995. In 2015, their marriage ended in divorce, but both stayed on as co-owners of Snopes, which is registered under its legal name of Bardav, Inc. and were its sole board members. In the time since the couple split, David has run the company’s day-to-day operations, and authored a number of Snopes‘ “fact checks”. Despite their divorce, the Mikkelsons are embroiled in a bitter and lengthy legal dispute, accusing each other of financial impropriety. Barbara accuses David of embezzlement and “boondoggling” tax arrangements; David says Barbara took millions from their joint accounts and bought property in Las Vegas. In court filings, Barbara, 57, accuses David, 56, of “raiding the corporate business Bardav bank account for his personal use and attorney fees” without consulting her: Embezzling $98,000 from the company over the course of four years “which he expended upon himself and the prostitutes he hired”. Embezzling nearly $10,000 from their business accounts between April and June of 2016 to pay for trips for him and his “girlfriend” — a 24-day “personal vacation” in India this year, and his girlfriend’s plane ticket to Buenos Aires. David and his attorneys countered that the India visit was a legitimate business trip for setting up a fact-checking website in India, and to get a sense of the culture. He said he went to Buenos Aires to attend an international fact-checking conference. Snopes’ “administrative assistant” is Elyssa Young, 47, whom David Mikkelson married last month in Washington state. Young is a long-time “escort” — a euphemism for call girl or prostitute — and porn star who has worked for decades under the name “Erin O’Bryn”. Although Young lists her job as “administrative assistant at Snopes” on LinkedIn, her escort websites and Twitter accounts still appear to be active. Online reviews suggest that she was working in Las Vegas as an escort as recently as March 2015. On her escort website, Young calls herself “an elite and discreet companion” who “understands that while pleasure and passion may be explored in the bedroom, it is hardly the only place. I only accept a very limited number of new lovers because I’m only seeking long term engagements.” For those “long term engagements,” Young request “donation for my time, companionship, and entertainment” — “non-negotiable” rates of $1,200 for a minimum four hours and $5,000 for 24 hours. Although the Mikkelsons have denied that Snopes is politically partisan, David’s new wife has a background in politics. In 2004 in Hawaii, Elyssa Young ran for U.S. Congress as a Libertarian, during which she handed out ‘Re-Defeat Bush’ cards and condoms stamped with the slogan “Don’t get screwed again”. She wrote on her campaign website: “Let’s face it, I am an unlikely candidate. I fully admit that I am a courtesan.” In the end she pulled in 3% of the vote, losing the seat to Democratic incumbent Neil Abercrombie — a pal of Obama who, in 2011, admitted he couldn’t find Obama’s long-form birth certificate. (See also “Hawaii Dept. of Education can’t find Obama’s school records“) One of Snopes‘ lead fact-checkers, Kim LaCapria, is a former sex-and-fetish blogger who went by the pseudonym “Vice Vixen”. She described her blog as a lifestyle website “with a specific focus on naughtiness, sin, carnal pursuits, and general hedonism and bonne vivante-ery,” and regularly provided intimate advice and reviewed sex toys, including a vibrating wand that “drives boys mad” — “If you are doing something to your fella, and you apply this to the base of his cash-and-prizes while you carry on, he will scream and perhaps cry.” LaCapria, aka Vice Vixen, also recommended one book with the review: “How to Tell A Naked Man What To Do seems like the perfect how-to for the dominatrix-in-waiting, or any girl looking to get in touch with her domme side. Mine, I wish I could shut her up sometimes, but there you go.” In others posts, LaCapria claimed to be “addicted to smutty HP [Harry Potter] fanfic.” Describing her day-off activities on another blog, she wrote that she “played scrabble, smoked pot, and posted to Snopes. That’s what I did on my day ‘on,’ too.” David Mikkelson told the Dailymail.com that Snopes does not have a “standardized procedure” for fact-checking “since the nature of this material can vary widely” and that the process “involves multiple stages of editorial oversight, so no output is the result of a single person’s discretion.” He also said the company has no set requirements for fact-checkers because the variety of the work “would be difficult to encompass in any single blanket set of standards. Accordingly, our editorial staff is drawn from diverse backgrounds; some of them have degrees and/or professional experience in journalism, and some of them don’t.” Financial details of Snopes.com disclosed in court papers show that the website is highly profitable: In February 2016, it had gross advertising sales of $216,199 and a gross profit of $150,599.50. Snopes’ expenses include: $240,000 annual salary to David Mikkelson, in addition to $500,000 a year “draw on profits” to both David and Barbara in the divorce settlement. David is is seeking a pay rise to “2x or 3x” the $240,000, court documents show, although he was prepared to settle for $360,000. $53,640 annual salary to Brooke, Binkowski, editor of Snopes. Snopes has enabled the Mikkelsons’ accumulation of person wealth to the tune of: A $205,000 home in Las Vegas A $1,525,000 home in Calabasas, Los Angeles Two savings accounts with $3,064,993 A cash account with $81,785 A stock account with $47,588 IRAs valued at $455,101 A a baseball card collection which was not valued. To conclude, if you use Snopes for “fact-checking,” not only are you swallowing CIA and Democrat propaganda, you are contributing to the wealth of the sleazy Mikkelsons and staff.

H/t Mark McGrew and FOTM‘s Longknife 21 ~Eowyn

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/12/23/snopes-com-is-run-by-an-embezzler-a-former-hookerporn-star-a-dominatrix/ 

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John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (KJV)

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Holiday Warning And Hope

By Hal Lindsey

For most people entering the Christmas season, first thoughts go to shopping, travel, party plans, church events, and other things that go along with and help us prepare for the celebration of Christmas. But this year, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we have something else to think about — terror attacks. DHS released a statement saying the season brings “opportunities for violent extremists,” and they warned against “terrorist-inspired individuals” attacking holiday events in the United States this year. The State Department issued a similar warning for U.S. citizens traveling in Europe during the holidays. Christmas events make an obvious terrorist target. Primarily, they are Christian in nature. That automatically draws the hatred of radical jihadists. But just as important, Christmas-related activities are easily hit. They are what security experts call “soft targets.” This week at Ohio State, we learned again the vulnerability of people on a sidewalk. During holidays, ordinary sidewalks can be as packed as those that lined the Boston Marathon when it was bombed. People can be crammed into stores, as well. In some locations, shoppers gather by the thousands. But stores have few if any of the special protections of government buildings, or airports. The store’s goal is to get people in. They don’t want barriers to customers. Other holiday gatherings can be even more crowded. Parties, church events, and seasonal concerts place thousands of people inside soft target venues. That’s like blood in the water to a group of sharks. And yet, if we live in fear, we not only let the terrorists win, we directly disobey God. Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (NKJV) Think about the identity of the Speaker. It is the God who said, “Let there be light: and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3 KJV) It is the same God who said, “I have made the earth, and created man on it. I — My hands — stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.” (Isaiah 45:12 NKJV) King David said, “His greatness is unsearchable.” (Psalms 145:3 KJV) The God who says “Fear not,” is perfect and great. His power is so complete, that Jesus said, “With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26 KJV) That is the God Who says to you and me, “Fear not, for I am with you.” He says not to fear, then gives the perfect reason for not fearing. He is with us. The God to Whom “all things are possible” is with us. Amid a world in chaos and pain, we need not be dismayed. Why? He answers by saying, “For I am your God.” That doesn’t mean we chose Him. It means He chose us. The God who “made the earth, and created man on it” chose to identify with us as our God. And then He makes a series of promises so rich and beautiful they are beyond the greatest poet’s ability to express. Yet He says it in a few simple words. “I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” The God Whose “greatness is unsearchable” gives you and me an intimate, highly personalized promise to strengthen, help, and uphold us. It is especially comforting to know that He does the upholding. He doesn’t depend on my strength or my righteousness. In fact, He says that my righteousness is like a pile of filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6 says, “All our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.” (NKJV) A filthy rag is nothing to be clothed in — especially for an audience with the King. But that’s the best we can do on our own. So, He does something extraordinary. He provides us a wedding garment of perfect purity; a garment of His own making. (Matthew 22:10-14) He clothes us in His righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (NKJV) Your own righteousness will not uphold you, but “the righteousness of God in Him” is perfect. That’s how He can say, “I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:13 continues the thought begun in verse 10. “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” (NKJV) Who does the holding? He does. The Lord your God holds your right hand, and He says to you personally, “Don’t be afraid. I’ve got you. I’m holding you in the strong right hand of My righteousness.” Shopping… cooking… eating… gifts… plays… parties.… They can all be wonderful. But we also face difficulties during this season. Either way, remember why we celebrate. A child was born. He bought salvation for all who will receive it. Don’t be afraid. Let Him who “rules the world with truth and grace,” reign joyfully in your heart.

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Hezbollah using U.S. weaponry in Syria: senior Israeli military officer

By Ori Lewis | TEL AVIV Wed Dec 21, 2016 | 7:50am EST

Israel has informed the United States that Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in Syria are using U.S. armored personnel carriers originally supplied to the Lebanese Army, a senior Israeli military officer said on Wednesday. The U.S. State Department said last month that the American embassy in Beirut was working to investigate images on social media purporting to show Hezbollah, which supports President Bashar al-Assad, displaying U.S. military equipment in Syria. Those images were widely reported to have been of U.S.-made M113 armored personnel carriers, which the State Department said were extremely common in the region. In an intelligence briefing to foreign reporters in Tel Aviv, the senior officer showed a photograph of military vehicles, which he said included U.S.-made armored personnel carriers (APCs), along a road. "These APCs are of the Hezbollah, while fighting in Syria, that they took from the Lebanese armed forces," he said in English, describing the guerrilla group as dominant in Lebanon. "We shared this information with other countries, including the U.S. of course, and I can even say that we recognized these specific APCs with some specific parameters that we know ... these were given to the Lebanese armed forces. It's not an assumption," said the officer, who under the rules of the briefing could not be identified by name, rank or position. Western diplomatic sources have said the APCs were delivered to the Lebanese Army by the United States as part of a program to equip that force. The officer made no comment about when the APCs would have been supplied to the Lebanese Army. The officer said Hezbollah has 8,000 fighters in Syria where more than 1,700 of the group's combatants have been killed since 2011. Israel and Hezbollah, which the officer said has 30,000 members, half of them combatants, last fought a war in 2006.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-israel-hezbollah-idUSKBN14A19W 

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School-to-Prison Pipeline Complete — New Law Makes Schoolyard Fights a Felony

Justin Gardner December 21, 2016

On January 1, 2017, the state of Missouri will implement a public school policy sure to accelerate the descent into police state dystopia. The Hazelwood School District put out a memo to parents and guardians stating that, according to Missouri statute, fights at school or on buses will be treated as felonies — which can result in up to four years of prison, fines or probation. “Dear Parents/Guardians: We want to make you aware of a few new State Statutes that will go into effect on January 1, 2017, which may have a drastic impact on how incidents are handled in area school districts. The way the new statue reads, if a person commits the offense of an assault in the third degree this will now be classified as a Class E Felony, rather than a misdemeanor. If he or she knowingly causes physical injury to another person (hits someone or has a fight with another individual and an injury occurs) – one or both participants may be charged with a Felony.” Gone are the days when teachers broke up fights and sent the kids home, calling the parents and perhaps suspending the kid if it was a serious incident. “School Resource Officers” or local cops now arrest the kids and, if there is any perceived injury (an arbitrary judgment), will charge them with third-degree assault – treating children cooped up in school as if they are violent adults on the streets. “What does this mean for students? For example, if two students are fighting and one child is injured, the student who caused the injury may be charged with a felony. Student(s) who are caught fighting in school, bus or on school grounds may now be charged with a felony (no matter the age or grade level), if this assault is witnessed by one of the School Resource Officers/police officers (SRO) or if the SRO/local law enforcement officials have to intervene.” It doesn’t stop there. Even attempts or threats to cause harm will be treated as a Class A misdemeanor, which can bring up to a year of prison time. If the assaulted person is considered a “special victim,” a Class D felony can be imposed which can mean up to seven years in prison. The Free Thought Project has reported on numerous examples of how public schools are increasingly relying on armed cops to carry out discipline, thereby criminalizing the age-old reality of children behaving badly. This has resulted in the increasingly prevalent phenomenon known as the “school to prison pipeline.” The Arizona State Law Journal found that over the last three decades, there has been a marked shift in public schools to using law enforcement instead of school administrators and teachers for students violating school rules. Approximately 260,000 students were referred to law enforcement during the 2011-2012 school year, and about 92,000 students were arrested on school property. Unsurprisingly, these numbers affect disadvantaged minority students the most. The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) documented disturbing examples of children being subjected to law enforcement, just as a shocking video emerged of a cop brutalizing a teenage girl in the classroom for misbehaving. ”Some police actions involve alarming physical altercations, with kids subdued and handcuffed. Others may be handled without much force. But law-enforcement involvement in school discipline has routinely resulted in kids—some as young as elementary school-age—summoned to court to answer charges that they committed crimes. Frequently, charges include battery or assault in connection with schoolyard fights or disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace at school —issues that some believe should be handled by school officials, not cops.” The worst state is Virginia, with a rate of 16 students per 1,000 being referred to law enforcement. One school had a shocking 228 students, most between 11 and 14, that were referred to cops. A 12-year-old girl was charged with obstruction of justice for clenching her fist at a cop. 11-year-old Kayleb Moon-Robinson, who is autistic, was slammed to the floor for walking out of class too early, and then was charged with felony assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct. Other shocking examples include five- and six-year-olds being handcuffed, arrested and booked into jail for throwing temper tantrums. Dress code violations, tardiness, and even passing gas have all led to students being referred to law enforcement. CPI describes how early exposure to law enforcement and the “justice system” has a devastating impact on the mental health of children, and makes it more likely they will grow up to live all or part of their lives behind bars. “…prosecuting kids in court for low-level accusations like disorderly conduct and battery is actually backfiring; kids become stigmatized, develop records and often disengage from school. The risk increases that they’ll progress to more serious trouble, especially if core emotional or mental-health or learning problems go unresolved or inadequately treated.” The Arizona State Law Journal confirmed that incarceration increases delinquency and future involvement in the justice system, and “the official processing of a juvenile law violation may be the least effective means of rehabilitating juvenile offenders.” “No one should underestimate the negative consequences associated with incarcerating a juvenile, both to our society as a whole and to the youth themselves, which is the end result of the school-to-prison pipeline. Empirical research demonstrates that incarceration produces long-term detrimental effects on youth, including reinforcement of violent attitudes and behaviors; more limited educational, employment, military, and housing opportunities; an increased likelihood of not graduating from high school; mental health concerns; and increased future involvement in the criminal justice system.” By enacting their draconian new rules, the state of Missouri is completely ignoring science, instead, falling back on uniformed state agents with badges and guns – trained to confront the worst of society – to deal with misbehaving kids in school. Missouri is ignoring the proven benefits of “restorative justice.” “Thus, rather than excluding the student from the school community for misbehaving, which potentially can cause resentment, disrupt that student’s educational progress, and lead to recidivism and dropping out of school, one of the primary goals of restorative justice is to integrate the offender back into the school community as a productive member. In essence, restorative justice practices are conflict resolution tools that involve victims, offenders, and other members of the school community. Using formal and informal conferences, or “circle groups,” victims share with offenders how they have been harmed by the offender’s behavior, offenders have opportunities to apologize to the victims, and, with the help of the victims and the other members of the school community, conference participants devise remedies for the harmful behavior.” Instead of smart approaches like restorative justice, Missouri is set to plunge its children into a police state nightmare — guaranteeing a long-term rise in prison population and further destroying the mental health of the most vulnerable individuals.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/school-fights-felony-prison-pipeline/#Yh5FhKLW70i1q0sr.99 

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Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice

It is sadistic to use the public school system, which holds a captive audience, to engage in a social gender identity experiment with the nation’s young people.

Socially indoctrinating young children toward accepting transgenderism is rampant today in public schools. In Washington state, public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners in fall 2017, under newly approved health education learning standards. The gay advocacy network GLSEN received a grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control in 2011 for $1.425 million over five years to promote the LGBT agenda in public schools at taxpayers’ expense. By infiltrating the curriculum in our nation’s public schools, LGBT activists can groom the next generation of participants. Young people are questioning their gender identity at an alarming rate that seems to be increasing, and are encouraged by educators and medical professionals to experiment with gender transition. Unfortunately, experimentation can cause even more confusion. Feelings Change, Bodies Don’t The problem with taking the steps to transition physically—cross-gender hormones and surgeries—is that physical changes are likely permanent, but the feelings driving the desire may change, especially for young people. I recently received an email from a man now in his thirties that demonstrates this reality: I transitioned to female beginning in my late teens and changed my name in my early 20s, over ten years ago. But it wasn’t right for me; I feel only discontent now in the female role. I was told that my transgender feelings were permanent, immutable, physically deep-seated in my brain and could NEVER change, and that the only way I would ever find peace was to become female. The problem is, I don’t have those feelings anymore. When I began seeing a psychologist a few years ago to help overcome some childhood trauma issues, my depression and anxiety began to wane but so did my transgender feelings. So two years ago I began contemplating going back to my birth gender, and it feels right to do so. I have no doubts—I want to be male! Feelings can change. For this man, feelings that were overwhelming in his teens changed after he went to counseling to deal with childhood trauma. My story is similar. Changing my gender was an empty promise, a temporary reprieve that didn’t fix anything. After much psychological counseling, I came to see that my dream of becoming a girl had simply been an escape to cope with deep pain from childhood events. Unfortunately, the so-called earlier treatment of cross-gender hormones and surgery was destructive for my family, marriage, and career, and nearly caused me to take my own life. Ignoring Science to Push a Political Agenda Now children in Washington state will be taught starting in kindergarten about the normalcy of wanting to be the other sex. Public schools should not be the breeding ground for any sexual activism by any group at any time. The public school system is holding kids hostage as activists groom the next generation of transgender activists, despite serious harm this poses to children. For example, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina has eliminated the use of the terms “boys” and “girls,” requiring that teachers call their pupils sex-neutered terms such as “students” or “scholars.” They also require educators to keep parents in the dark about their child’s request for a different name or pronoun. The activists who push this agenda in public school studies ignore the science regarding innate sex. An August 2016 review of the scientific literature finds no definitive evidence in research to suggest that transgender people are born that way. This 143-page report from two distinguished doctors from Johns Hopkins University finds there is not enough definitive scientific evidence to suggest gay, lesbian, and transgender people are born as such. More importantly, they affirmed that innate biological sex is fixed and unchangeable. Only gender persona—appearance and behavior—can be changed. I was a kid who started cross-dressing with my grandmother at the age of four. I can tell you from first-hand knowledge that cross-dressing is a psychological indoctrination. It is sadistic to use the public school system, which holds a captive audience, to engage in a social gender identity experiment with the nation’s young people. Medical Experimentation Can Devastate People We have known changing genders leads to suicides from reports in the late 1970s that provide a telltale glimpse into the consequences of ignoring the science. Endocrinologist Dr. Charles Ihlenfeld warned about the suicides and unhappiness of transgender clients based on his experience treating more than 500 transgender patients with hormones over a six-year period at colleague Dr. Harry Benjamin’s gender clinic. Ihlenfeld observed that the gender change led to poor outcomes, and concluded that 80 percent of the patients who want to change their physical appearance this way shouldn’t do it. Ihlenfeld blew the whistle a little louder when he said, “There is too much unhappiness among people who have had the surgery. Too many of them end as suicides.” You wonder why a doctor like this, who was an insider on early gender change experiments, was ignored. Medicine has a long history of failing to properly and effectively help people who struggle with unusual emotional and psychological issues. Experimenting with surgery as treatment for psychological disorders is not new. My book, “Paper Genders,” gives a 100-year history of these kinds of failures. This includes psychologist Dr. Henry Cotton. In the early part of the 1900s, Cotton was the head of the main New Jersey state mental hospital in Trenton. He theorized that infections caused mental illness, and was zealous in his effort to cure mental illness by removing the suspected source of infection. He started with removing infected teeth. When that failed, he pulled the remaining teeth and tonsils, then moved on to removing sections of the colon, the stomach, gallbladders, and testicles and ovaries. Cotton reported a success rate of 85 percent. The New York Times lauded Cotton as a scientific genius whose investigations gave “high hope” for the future, and Cotton became famous in the United States and Europe. Desperate people brought their suffering loved ones to the Trenton hospital for the breakthrough treatment. Kept out of public view were the chilling mortality statistics: 30 to 40 percent of his surgical patients died from his so-called treatment. I find striking similarities between Cotton and the gender-change surgeons of today. The media celebrate those like Caitlyn Jenner who “bravely” change genders. Desperate people who feel they should be the opposite sex seek treatment from sympathetic surgeons, who will cut away male and female body parts, and from endocrinologists, who will inject cross-gender hormones. It sounds barbaric and crazy—and it is.

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2nd Russian Diplomat Now Dead, World War 3 Approaches As Putin Makes A Stand

Posted by Elliot Bougis | Dec 21, 2016 | Breaking News

Sad to say, but, at some point, we Americans grew numb to how feckless and cowardly our leaders are. Like some national witch, Hillary Clinton cast a spell on us all that fateful day she so callously complained, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Like a poisoned apple to the mind, in fact, to the very soul of our nation, we became dangerously apathetic. Obama had already ruined the ideas of “hope” and “change,” so, in a sense, Hillary Clinton was just putting the deadly icing on the cake of how low our expectations of our leaders have become. Obviously, everyone has clay feet, so none of us really expects a political messiah in D.C. or in the White House. But there’s something wrong when almost the entire nation becomes so cynical that they expect their leaders to let them down–to leave them in the lurch. Actually, I spoke too soon. It wasn’t her “What Difference” hex that caused the real problems, it was when Hillary and Co. let four American heroes battle and ultimately die in the embassy in Benghazi. Once they survived the backlash from that waking nightmare of treason, the Democrats realized that, at this point, basically nothing really did make a difference. If they could get away with the lies, cowardice, deadly treachery of Benghazi, then they could get away with anything. Imagine if another Benghazi scenario happened tomorrow. How would you feel? How would the American people react? Your first impulse is probably to say that you’d be outraged, that the people would rise up, that Congress would “do it right this time,” but… in all honesty, I think your rage would quickly melt and the public outrage would just wash down the drain with the next news cycle. We’ve had too much beaten out of us–trampled out of our spirits–to do it all again, to put ourselves through the collective disappointment of seeing Hillary and Co. get off scot-free once again. Easier just to swallow our rage and hope Trump can keep making positive changes as an outsider and a proven patriot. Speaking of outsiders, it sometimes takes a true and literal outsider–a foreigner–to give us the perspective we need–to give us a wake-up call that we’re deaf to in our own language, so to speak. That outsider is Vladimir Putin, and that wake-up call is what is already being labeled The Russian Benghazi. As The Mirror reports: A Russian diplomat has been found dead from gunshot wounds at his home. Petr Polshikov, 56, was discovered with a bullet injury to his head at his flat in Moscow’s Balaklavsky Prospekt, according to local media. The alleged shooting came just hours after the news broke of the assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFZjfM6zR0o?t=10s  Karlov was killed by his police protection officer who screamed “Allahu Akbar” and “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria.” He was shot in the back by 22-year-old Turkish policeman Mevlut Mert Altintas in what Russia last night described as a “terrorist act”. Because it was so public, and occurred on the same day as two other episodes of Muslim violence, Karlov’s death has overshadowed Polshikov’s death. There is, however, troubling evidence that they are related.

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'We got too small, too fast': Air Force chief warns America desperately needs 30,000 more active-service duty members

Air Force needs to grow from 317,00 active duty members to 350,000, chief says

General David Goldfein warns that the planned growth to 321,000 isn't enough

It would take five-to-six years and an additional $3 billion to reach that level

But ongoing efforts against ISIS have been complicated by pressures elsewhere

China is militarizing the South China Sea and has tensions with Taiwan

And Russia is backing the Syrian President, which the US opposes

By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 00:57 EST, 22 December 2016 | Updated: 02:49 EST, 22 December 2016

The US is suffering from a dangerous shortfall in active members and needs 30,000 more on board to combat threats including Russia, China and ISIS, the Air Force chief of staff has warned. General David Goldfein says that the active duty Air Force needs to grow from 317,000 - its current size - to 350,000. It's currently planned to reach 321,000. 'We just got too small too fast and we've got to grow,' General David Goldfein, the Air Force chief of staff, told USA Today on Wednesday. 'We're at a risk level I'm not comfortable with.' It would take five-to-six years to reach the highest level of militarization recommended by Goldfein, who is currently on a five-day tour of air bases around the country. But Goldfein, who says his tour has left him concerned about the state of the US Air Force, says that the increase is needed. It would also require an additional $3 billion a year on top of its existing $151 billion budget. The US military is increasingly stretched by a troubled - and troubling world. 'It seems like every two weeks we're responding to a crisis or event around the globe,' General Carlton Everhart, commander of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, said. The Air Force is currently supplying weapons and ammunition to anti-ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria. But there are forces moving outside the Middle East that could need its attention. China has increased its presence in the South China Sea, claiming international waters, militarizing artificial islands and flying nuclear bombers around Taiwan. Tensions between those two countries have been particularly high of late, since President-elect Trump broke US protocol and spoke to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. And Russia has increased its presence in the Middle East, backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who opposes both ISIS and the US-friendly Syrian rebels. Suspected hacks by Russia on the Democratic party during the election also suggest an increasingly militant attitude.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4057476/Air-Force-chief-David-Goldfein-warns-needs-30-000-active-service-duty-members.html#ixzz4TaQTAyZK 

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Aluminium DOES cause Alzheimer's: Expert says new findings confirm the metal plays a role in the devastating brain disease

Chris Exley is a professor in bioinorganic chemistry based at Keele University

A link between between aluminium and Alzheimer’s has existed for many years

But a lack of evidence has caused the scientific community to remain unsure

However, his new research confirms the metal plays a role in cognitive decline

By Professor Chris Exley For The Hippocratic Post Published: 04:58 EST, 19 December 2016 | Updated: 08:57 EST, 19 December 2016

A link between aluminium and Alzheimer's disease has long existed. But many scientists says there is not enough evidence to blame the metal, used by thousands for everyday purposes to cook and store food. However, Professor Chris Exley, from Keele University, says his latest research confirms it does indeed play a role in cognitive decline. Here, in a piece for medical-blogging website The Hippocratic Post, he reveals the findings from his latest study. There has been a strong link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease for half a century or more. However, without definite proof, there is still no consensus in the scientific community about the role of this known neurotoxin in this devastating brain disease. The latest research from my group, published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, makes this link even more compelling. In my view, the findings are unequivocal in their confirmation of a role for aluminium in some if not all Alzheimer’s disease. At the very least, these new results should encourage everyone and even those who have steadfastly maintained that aluminium has no role in the disease to think again. I don’t believe that is the only factor, but I think it is an important one which should be considered very seriously. When our new results are put into the context of what is already known about aluminium and Alzheimer’s disease their significance becomes overwhelming and compelling. We already know that the aluminium content of brain tissue in late-onset or sporadic Alzheimer’s disease is significantly higher than is found in age-matched controls. So, individuals who develop Alzheimer’s disease in their late sixties and older also accumulate more aluminium in their brain tissue than individuals of the same age without the disease. Even higher levels of aluminium have been found in the brains of individuals, diagnosed with an early-onset form of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease, who have experienced an unusually high exposure to aluminium through the environment or through their workplace. This means that Alzheimer’s disease has a much earlier age of onset, for example, fifties or early sixties, in individuals who have been exposed to unusually high levels of aluminium in their everyday lives. We now show that some of the highest levels of aluminium ever measured in human brain tissue are found in individuals who have died with a diagnosis of familial Alzheimer’s disease. The levels of aluminium in brain tissue from individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease are similar to those recorded in individuals who died of an aluminium-induced encephalopathy while undergoing renal dialysis. In support of our quantitative data, we have also used a recently developed and fully validated method of fluorescence microscopy to provide stunning and unequivocal images of aluminium in brain tissue from familial Alzheimer’s disease donors. Familial Alzheimer’s disease is an early-onset form of the disease with first symptoms occurring as early as 30 or 40 years of age. It is extremely rare, perhaps 2-3 per cent of all cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Its bases are genetic mutations associated with a protein called amyloid-beta, a protein which has been heavily linked with the cause of all forms of Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease produce more amyloid beta and the onset of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are much earlier in life. This new research may suggest that these genetic predispositions to early onset Alzheimer’s disease are linked in some way to the accumulation of aluminium in brain tissue. Ageing is the main risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and aluminium accumulates in human brain tissue with ageing. Environmental or occupational exposure to aluminium results in higher levels of aluminium in human brain tissue and an early onset form of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. The genetic predispositions which are used to define familial or early-onset Alzheimer’s disease also predispose individuals to higher levels of brain aluminium at a much younger age. Aluminium is accepted as a known neurotoxin, for example being the cause of dialysis encephalopathy, and its accumulation in human brain tissue at any age can only contribute to any ongoing disease state or toxicity. We should take all possible precautions to reduce the accumulation of aluminium in our brain tissue through our everyday activities and we should start to do this as early in our lives as possible.

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Pray concerning Russia, North Korea, be in prayer concerning them, for I have shared with you before you cannot continually poke a bear in the eye and not have the bear respond, but it seems that one continues to do this.  For they act like they are not afraid, that the bear can’t do anything, for the bear can and the chatter on the internet is full of man’s suggestions of what the bear can do and one of them will be

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US Public's 'Blissful Ignorance' on Foreign Affairs Threatens to 'Incite War'

15:04 19.12.2016(updated 15:05 19.12.2016

The US public's "troubling" ignorance of global affairs may finally result in unnecessary confrontation and war, political analyst Doug Wead told Sputnik. In an interview with Sputnik, political analyst Doug Wead, who served as an adviser to two American Presidents, reproached the US public for its "troubling" ignorance regarding foreign affairs, which he said may finally lead to unnecessary confrontation and war. He made the remarks after the US-based Council on Foreign Relations published its new report on the top threats to watch out for in 2017. The think-tank's ninth annual document, which is used by foreign policy professionals, assesses possible conflicts around the globe according to likelihood and impact, and makes a list from a US perspective.

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/world/201612191048736950-report-threats-us-public-ignorance/ 

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 etc Did they listen when I warned them about the great earthquakes or the forest fires? Did they believe you about the global warming and the hot, hot weather that would come or the softball size hail? Did they believe you when I told you of the false in Canada and Florida? Did they believe you when I told them to come out of the false? Did they believe you when I told them to move away from the seashores? Did they believe you when you told them to move where the water was because of the drought? Has not my prophetic word come to pass as I have said? etc.

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Sunday, 18 December 2016 Posted by Gary Walton at 4:04 pm

The 5th major quake to strike in a 24 hour period hits Brazil: Large coronal hole facing Earth we could be in for more!

The fifth major quake to strike in a 24 hour period has hit Brazil; a mag 6.1 was recorded on the Brazil side of the Brazil Peru border. A mag 6.1 - 24km ESE of Ngulu, Micronesia was the second major quake this morning and the 4th in the last 24 hours. A tsunami warning has been released. Earlier this morning a mag 6.0 - 83km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands was the third major quake to strike in 24 hours after the massive 7.9 and 6.3 in Papua New Guinea yesterday. We could be in for more as the enormous coronal hole on the Sun is now facing Earth directly. This afternoons strike is the 13th major quake of December and the 141st of 2016.

http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/12/the-5th-major-quake-to-strike-in-24.html 

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Record low temperatures hit Southern California

Posted by TW on December 19, 2016 in categories Earth

Cold and dry air streamed into parts of Southern California over the weekend, dropping temperatures to record lows. Cold air and weakest sunshine of the year will not allow maximum temperatures to warm much at all for at least the next couple of days. SoCalGas is urging customers to immediately reduce their natural gas use during this critical period to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortages. According to NWS Los Angeles, record low temperature of -8.8 °C (16 °F) was set at Lancaster Airport on Sunday morning, December 18, breaking the previous record of -8.3 °C (17 °F) set in 1995. At Santa Maria Airport, a record low temperature of -2.7 °C (27 °F) was set on the same day, breaking the previous record of -2.2 °C (28 °F) degrees set in 1928. “The cold air mass and the weakest sunshine of the year will not allow maximum temperatures to warm much at all,” the NWS said. A moderate Santa Ana wind was seen in the cards, forecasters said, but it would still be cold. "Maximum temperatures across the area will only climb to the upper 50s to the mid 60s, or 4 to 8 degrees below normal,” the agency added. The cool and dry air mass will result in frost and freeze conditions or wind sheltered areas the next couple nights. Gusty Santa Ana are expected through at least the middle of the week, resulting in gradual warming of daytime highs. The cold air should push some winds into the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley as well as the La Canada and La Crescenta valleys. The cold front also brought snow to the Big Bear area and has created dangerous driving conditions for motorists. Southern California Gas Co. has issued a "SoCalGas Advisory" yesterday, asking customers to immediately reduce their natural gas use to help lower the risk of possible natural gas and electricity shortages. The Advisory will continue until further notice. SoCalGas urges all customers to reduce their natural gas use by: Lowering their thermostats to 20 °C (68 °F) or below Waiting a day to use natural gas appliances, and Washing clothes in cold water when possible More than 95% of Southern Californians use natural gas for home heating, and about 60% of the electricity used in California comes from power plants that run on natural gas.

Featured image: Minimum temperatures expected at 12:00 UTC on December 19, 2016. Credit: NOAA/NWS

https://watchers.news/2016/12/19/record-low-temperatures-southern-california-december-2016/ 

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Mind Control, Zombies, Weather Wars, and the Book of Enoch (Now You See TV)

Timothy Alberino

Published on Dec 18, 2016 0:03 / 0:15

Another fascinating conversation on Now You See TV with Jon Pounders, David Carrico and Timothy Alberino.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWXBZPrWnOU 

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George Soros and Bill Gates Exposed as the Force Behind Facebook’s New ‘Fake News’ Detector

Claire Bernish December 18, 2016

After controversy erupted over Facebook’s plan to use left-leaning, liberal fact-checking organizations to flag “disputed” news — as part of the wholly vapid and unnecessary war on “fake news” — additional information has emerged that won’t quell the public’s misgivings on the situation. Billionaire globalist George Soros is among several liberal ‘luminaries’ funding the social media platform’s latest foray into soft censorship of dissent. On Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the plan to combat fake news — incidentally, an issue he wasn’t concerned about until the left establishment applied pressure — but was met with consternation and outrage from constitutional rights advocates, alternative media, and right-leaning media for the singular viewpoint of the ostensible fact-checking organizations. Indeed, Facebook’s announcement it would use third-party fact-checkers from the ‘trusted’ Poynter Institute should have sounded even louder alarm bells, as Poynter receives funding from Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Google, the Craig Newmark Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Omidyar Network, and other extreme left groups. EBay founder Pierre Omidyar has donated over $30 million to the Clintons and their charities; the Gates have given the Clinton Foundation no less than $25 million; and the loathed George Soros — who donated an unprecedented $27 million to defeat George W. Bush in 2004 — reportedly spent over $25 million on Hillary Clinton and other Democrats this election cycle. In short, these entities who will be deeming articles legitimate or “disputed” are anything but unbiased. As the Ron Paul Institute notes: “Never fear. A group of selfless and unbiased philanthropists have stepped forward to offer millions of dollars to assist these ‘fact-checkers’ in their efforts to ferret out and disappear anything they determine to be ‘fake news.’ It seems rather curious, however, that these donors are all in fact in one way or other completely beholden to Hillary Clinton and the left-interventionists of the Democratic Party.” As admittedly right-slanted Breitbart pointed out, “On Monday, just days before the announcement of the Facebook partnership, Poynter issued a press release revealing that Newmark donated $1 million to the group to fund a faculty chair in journalism ethics.” That press release states: “The gift will support a five-year program at Poynter that focuses on verification, fact-checking and accountability in journalism. It’s the largest donation Poynter’s ever received from an individual foundation. “The Newmark Chair will expand on Poynter’s teaching in journalism ethics and develop certification programs for journalists that commit to ethical decision-making practices. The faculty member will also organize an annual conference on ethics issues at Poynter and be a regular contributor to Poynter.org.” Ferreting out dis- and misinformation has little, if anything, to do with actual dis- and misinformation, and everything to do with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment’s disgust with Donald Trump and their losing election campaign. Zuckerberg’s plan will at first entail fact-checking by Politifact, Snopes, FactCheck.org, the Associated Press, and ABC News, with the option to rope more outlets into the effort in the future. But as the Ron Paul Institute reports, the bias in these groups — and their penchant for reporting false information — is astonishing: “One problem: these organizations themselves are among the biggest purveyors of real fake news! PolitiFact has a whole website dedicated to exposing the organization’s biases. The popular site Snopes is in fact run by a husband and wife out of their home in California. Neither have any background in research or investigative techniques — they just use Google to make their determinations. As for AP and ABC News — they are mainstream media outlets with no clean hands when it comes to propagating fake stories. In fact the Associated Press has a long history of coordinating with governments to produce fake news. “Political fact checking is not a science. On the contrary, more often than not it carries with it all the biases of any hyper-partisan organization.” That point should not be overlooked — because as Facebook claims to be combating ‘fake news,’ employing organizations like the Open Society Foundations, Snopes, Google, and, particularly, Politifact in the plan evince the underlying motivation to further an establishment-left agenda — not combat actual, false reports, at all. In fact, by using the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) — funded by the Poynter Institute, and thus Soros, Gates, and the others — Zuckerberg is committing to liberal bias in Facebook newsfeeds and foregoing the last shreds of open idea-sharing the platform originally claimed to embrace. Although the left often downplays the role Soros plays in global events, his alleged fingerprints in the affairs of nations from the Ukraine to Macedonia to the United States show little more than a pattern of self-interest and profiteering disguised as concern for the public interest. “Soros has earned his megafortune in part by short selling currencies and causing economic crises. He is credited with breaking the pound on September 16, 1992 in a day that became known in Britain as ‘Black Wednesday.’ He reportedly made $1.2 billion from that crisis. In 2002, he was convicted for insider trading,” Breitbart’s Aaron Klein reports. With clear favoritism for the left now on display, many conservative press organizations and alternative media outlets, whose bias largely doesn’t represent a particular ideology, have begun discussing leaving Facebook for any social media platform whose running modus operandi refuses censorship of any stripe. It would behoove the U.S. populace to recognize the war against ‘fake news’ has nothing at all to do with actual fabricated reports and everything to do with funneling thought into one, accepted frame — that of the Democratic establishment. Facebook, Soros, the Gates’, and Clintonites are trying to make acceptable the idea of spoon-feeding information, and the packaged narrative of news being somehow ‘fake’ does the job handily. But losing the choice to view competing and sometimes unpleasant viewpoints is the steepest price to pay for the convenience of not being tasked with researching items on your own — and it’s the slipperiest of slopes in an increasingly authoritarian State.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/facebook-fake-news-soros-gates/#boPoQ0LLAiZGPmqr.99 

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BREAKING: Congress Makes Deadly Announcement, U.S. Has Been Funding ISIS For MONTHS

December 18, 2016

Ever since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that rocked the foundation of the United States, people have been wary of any terrorist activity that goes on. It’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly, considering that the terrorist’s main goal is to destroy anything and everything related to the country. Ever since then, anytime there is a terrorist threat or anything related to that, people immediately get concerned and want action to occur. It’s hard to blame them either. If you discovered that there was an insane group of people out there that wanted to kill you simply because you’re American, wouldn’t you want them gone? Ever since ISIS reared its ugly head about two years ago, people have called for the stoppage and destruction of this terrorist group. That is easier said than done though. It’s hard to defeat an enemy when they are being supplied with money and weapons from the country that is against them. Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard said on Twitter that the United States is funding and arming Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The Congresswoman from Hawaii wrote on Twitter, “If you are I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Why does our gov get a free pass on this?” It should be noted that Gabbard is a United States army veteran and a member of the House Committees on Foreign affairs and Armed Services. She was also the member of Congress to introduce the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. While introducing the bill, she cited articles from both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal that said the United States is supporting rebels that are actually allied with an Al-Qaeda affiliate. Gabbard didn’t stop there. She relied on some of the transcripts of those Hillary Clinton Goldman Sachs speeches that were released to further bolster her claim. “The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda.” Hillary specifically said this at the speech: “We’ve got Iran with their agents in Hezbollah, and they’re being taken on by indigenous rebels but increasingly a collection of Jihadists who are funded by the Saudis, funded by the Emiratis [sic], funded by Gotter (phonetic)[sic], and you have the Turks that were very active in the beginning, but then began to be concerned by some of the development inside Syria, particularly among the northern and northeastern Kurdish population in Syria.” Hillary said that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar are funding Syrian jihadists. These are three nations that have received funding and weapons from the United States. Considering that they have received funding from the United States and then Hillary says in a speech, which she is being paid for no less, that these countries are supplying ISIS as well, these countries are selling those weapons to ISIS. “This madness must end. We must stop arming terrorists.” Gabbard’s bill would prohibit any federal agency from supporting a terrorist group or give support through other countries that would either support terrorists directly or indirectly. It’s a little unnerving that a bill had to be introduced for this to stop, but it has. Seriously it’s common sense. If you know that a country is arming terrorists with the weapons that you are selling them, you need to stop selling those weapons! What part of that did Hillary and, since she was a member of his cabinet, President Obama not understand? Obama has said that he wants to fight ISIS. It’s hard to fight against them when they are using the weapons that were sold to other countries. Not to mention that the funding that has gone to some of these nations has found its way in the pockets of these ISIS soldiers. Again, the answer seems really simple. If you cut off funding and the sale of weapons to these nations that are known to be supporters of terrorist causes, then it hurts the terrorists! Do these people not have common sense? It also makes me wonder why they didn’t stop the sale of weapons right away when they discovered that the rebels were just giving the weapons to the terrorists that they were fighting. As soon as people heard that they should have been on the phone with the weapons supplier and demanding that it be cut off immediately. However since they didn’t, this bill had to be introduced. Then again, Obama did approve an operation that was able to release 9,000 ISIS soldiers. By saying that they were going to wait until a city they were going to attack was clear of all civilians, Obama allowed an estimated 9,000 ISIS soldiers to walk out of the area that was being attacked. Those could have been 9,000 casualties that wouldn’t exist anymore. H/T: Conservative Daily Post

http://endingthefed.com/breaking-congress-makes-deadly-announcement-u-s-has-been-funding-isis-for-months.html 

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Experts Reveal Techniques Used by the Media to Brainwash and Control Us

Posted on December 18, 2016Natural Living By Dylan Charles

With so much vitriol flying in every direction these days about fake news, Russian propaganda, misinfo and disinfo, it’s crucial to acknowledge and understand the fact that there is a definitive science to distorting reality and manufacturing public consent. Many of the deliberate techniques of this form of social mind control are well-documented, having been revealed by industry insiders, experts, and content manufacturers. Explore: 4 Ways To Spot Big Pharma’s Astroturfing And Media Manipulation In the Beginning Known as the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays was the original pioneer of social engineering via mass media. In the early 20th century Bernays laid the foundation for cultural programming at the whole-society level by helping to transform a mostly rural agrarian based society into a homogenized culture of consumers and devout statists. “Bernays combined the work of people such as the French social psychologist Gustave Le Bon to create techniques which appeal to the subconscious emotions of the public, as opposed to engaging the public in rational and intellectual debate.” ~Steven Macmillan Trump’s First Executive Order But not the one you’re thinking of. Learn the truth here. Go to caseyresearch.com The principles he set in motion have dramatically influenced the growth of our culture, and now, having carried his torch into the 21st century, here’s what several experts on modern brainwashing, propaganda and mind control have revealed about their craft. Also See: Edward Bernays, The Father Of American Propaganda A Renowned CBS Journalists Explains ‘Astroturfing’ One of the most important things happening in our world today is the corruption of grass-roots movements and how these movements are portrayed in the media to achieve very specific social and political results. We see this at work in major ways today as dozens of seemingly organic social movements are repeatedly used to create the ongoing narrative of social chaos, racism, division, and political protest. READ: 11 Tactics Used by the Mainstream Media to Manufacture Consent for the Oligarchy Sharyl Attkisson, author and former investigative reporter with CBS News, explains the tactic known as ‘astroturfing,’ which is a scheme to fake grassroots movements a “Astroturf is a perversion of grassroots. Astroturf is when political, corporate or other special interests disguise themselves and publish blogs, start facebook and twitter accounts, publish ads, letters to the editor, or simply post comments online, to try to fool you into thinking an independent or grassroots movement is speaking.” ~ Sharyl Attkisson These methods are used to give people the impression that there is widespread support for an agenda, when, in reality, the public may not have any true interest at play. Astroturf tactics are also used to discredit or criticize those that disagree with certain agendas, using stereotypical names such as conspiracy theorist, quack, racist, and other popular catch terms. Here is a summary of astroturf tactics, as described by Attkisson: Creating of Wikipedia pages, monitored by corporations. Creating a social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter accounts, run by paid professionals. Secretly funding non-profit organizations to create third-party support and web presence. Search engine optimizing web pages such as blogs and third-party sites that support a specific agenda. Financing industry research that is deceitfully presented as independent opinion. Funding experts working on unrelated projects, while in reality creating paid consultants. Finding sympathetic news outlets to portray such groups in predictable terms. A thorough presentation on the matter by Attkisson can be seen, here: Filmmaker Tells You All about Subliminal Messaging Subliminal messaging is a staple of modern mind control, and when bombarded with such cleverly concealed information, the emotional mind can be triggered, and a person’s intellect can be subjugated in favor of base mental processes such as fear or sexual desire. Related: How TV Affects Your Brain Chemistry For The Worst Part 2 A person may not consciously realize why they start to become more attracted to certain behaviors, lifestyles or products, but the attraction is real and materializes in their personal choices. “..subliminal ads are used as a technique not only to increase sales but is also used to divert youth and involve them in such type of behaviour which is only hazardous to the consumer.” ~ (Impact of Subliminal Messaging in TV Advertisements on Consumer Behaviour – A Case Study of Youth in Kashmir Province of J&K, Blue Ocean Research Journals, source) In the 2011 documentary Programming the Nation, filmmaker and former advertising sales rep, graphic artist and digital media producer, Jeff Warrick, provides modern examples of how subliminal messages and other subconscious techniques are used in advertising and other media to reinforce cultural norms and social programs such as consumerism, health choices, the materialization of women‘s bodies, and the glorification of violence. “Could such techniques really be contributing to a variety of social, political and economic problems currently present in our culture? Such as obesity, anorexia, and other eating disorders? The ongoing war on terror? And what about the ever-increasing amounts of debt, that has tightened its grip on a growing percentage of the population?” ~Programming the Nation In the film, Warrick examines how these effective techniques have conditioned the United States public to accept certain lifestyle choices by veiled suggestion placed in ads, television programs, films and newscasts. Watch the full documentary, here: Final Thoughts The effects of decades of manipulative media can be seen in the gridlock of ideas, the overly-confrontational and divisive nature of modern discourse, and the extreme homogenization of American cities and towns, where people now look the same, buy the same things, eat the same food, and share a narrow spectrum of ideas and values. These two expert examples are but a couple among many techniques used to sway public opinion and change public behavior, but for these to be effective, the public must be remain unaware of the how the science of social programming and brainwashing are at work manipulating our lives. “As Tavistock’s researchers showed, it was important that the victims of mass brainwashing not be aware that their environment was being controlled; there should thus be a vast number of sources for information, whose messages could be varied slightly, so as to mask the sense of external control.” ~ Specialist of mass brainwashing, L. Wolfe

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/12/tv-techniques-media-brainwash-control.html 

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A CIA-Manufactured Coup In Opposition To American Democracy Is Unfolding Right Before Our Very Eyes!

2 days ago by JayWill7497

This report by Moon of Alabama is NOT conspiracy theory: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46056.htm  Examine it carefully. Check out the links.

The post is a documented and precise outline of a coup that is underway. The incredible lies that are being perpetrated by the media and by members of the U.S. government have as their evident objective the elimination of a Donald Trump presidency. There is no other explanation for the astonishing blatant lies for which there is not a shred of proof. Without a doubt, there is significant real proof to the contrary. Yet the coup persists and gathers steam. President Eisenhower cautioned us more than a half century ago of the threat that the military/security complex signifies to U.S. democracy. In the decades since Eisenhower’s warning, the military/security complex has grown to become more powerful than the American folks and is showing its power by overturning a presidential election. Will the coup work? In my viewpoint, ex – and current members of the U.S. government and the media wouldn’t dare to so clearly and openly engage in a coup in opposition to democracy and an elected president except if they anticipate the coup to be successful. It is an easy issue for the ruling interests to give incentives to electors to vote in another way than their states. The cost of the bribes is microscopic in comparison to the wealth and income streams that a trillion dollar annual budget gives to the military/security complex. The fake news of a Putin/Trump election-stealing plot created by unsupported accusations of present and ex – members of US intelligence, the lame-duck President Obama, and the presstitute media supply the cover for electors to break with precedent “in order to save America from a Russian stooge.” The CIA-controlled European media, the politicians in Washington’s European vassal states, NATO officials, and the brainwashed European peoples will aid the coup in opposition to Trump. The only ones chatting against the coup are the voters who elected Trump-all of whom are claimed to have been fooled by Russian fake news- the Russian government, and the 200 websites inaccurately depicted by the Washington Post and the secret organization PropOrNot as Russian agents. To put it differently, those objecting to the coup are the ones referred to by the coup leaders as those who manufactured the coup.

Presidential Transition 2017

A CIA-Manufactured Coup In Opposition To American Democracy Is Unfolding Right Before Our Very Eyes!

2 days ago by JayWill7497 Add Comment Written by JayWill7497

This report by Moon of Alabama is NOT conspiracy theory: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46056.htm  Examine it carefully. Check out the links.

The post is a documented and precise outline of a coup that is underway. The incredible lies that are being perpetrated by the media and by members of the U.S. government have as their evident objective the elimination of a Donald Trump presidency. There is no other explanation for the astonishing blatant lies for which there is not a shred of proof. Without a doubt, there is significant real proof to the contrary. Yet the coup persists and gathers steam. President Eisenhower cautioned us more than a half century ago of the threat that the military/security complex signifies to U.S. democracy. In the decades since Eisenhower’s warning, the military/security complex has grown to become more powerful than the American folks and is showing its power by overturning a presidential election. Will the coup work? In my viewpoint, ex – and current members of the U.S. government and the media wouldn’t dare to so clearly and openly engage in a coup in opposition to democracy and an elected president except if they anticipate the coup to be successful. It is an easy issue for the ruling interests to give incentives to electors to vote in another way than their states. The cost of the bribes is microscopic in comparison to the wealth and income streams that a trillion dollar annual budget gives to the military/security complex. The fake news of a Putin/Trump election-stealing plot created by unsupported accusations of present and ex – members of US intelligence, the lame-duck President Obama, and the presstitute media supply the cover for electors to break with precedent “in order to save America from a Russian stooge.” The CIA-controlled European media, the politicians in Washington’s European vassal states, NATO officials, and the brainwashed European peoples will aid the coup in opposition to Trump. The only ones chatting against the coup are the voters who elected Trump-all of whom are claimed to have been fooled by Russian fake news- the Russian government, and the 200 websites inaccurately depicted by the Washington Post and the secret organization PropOrNot as Russian agents. To put it differently, those objecting to the coup are the ones referred to by the coup leaders as those who manufactured the coup. I really do not know that the coup will work, but browsing at the commitment so many high level individuals have made to the coup, I determine that those bringing the coup anticipate it to succeed. As a result, we should take very seriously the hope of success that those who control levers of power are displaying. Only a Counter-Coup Can Preserve American Democracy The CIA has long manufactured coups in other countries. Right now we are nearing at breakneck speed a CIA coup in the USA. When the presstitute media initially published unverifired, unsourced leaks related to unnamed CIA officials, both the FBI and the Director of Homeland Security stated that they did not accept the accusation that Trump’s election was a direct result of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. At this point all of a sudden we have a record from the Washington Post, a rag whose honesty is in doubt and a mainstay of anti-Trump propaganda believed of being a CIA asset, that the FBI and Homeland Security are in arrangement with the anonymous leaks to the presstitutes: “FBI Director James B. Comey and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. are in agreement with a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the White House, officials disclosed Friday, as President Obama issued a public warning to Moscow that it could face retaliation. New revelations about Comey’s position could put to rest suggestions by some lawmakers that the CIA and the FBI weren’t on the same page on Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s intentions.” “The positions of Comey and Clapper were revealed in a message that CIA Director John Brennan sent to the agency’s workforce Friday. ‘Earlier this week, I met separately with FBI [Director] James Comey and DNI Jim Clapper, and there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,’ Brennan said, according to U.S. officials who have seen the message.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clinton-blames-putins-personal-grudge-against-her

-for-election-interference/2016/12/16/12f36250-c3be-11e6-8422-eac61c0ef74d_story.html?utm_term=.ad62c36e39ca  Note, that this claim comes from the CIA. It hasn’t been confirmed at this time of writing by the FBI and Homeland Security. Without a doubt, please take note that the Washington Post, which is hyping this tale of intelligence agency consensus, reports: “The CIA and the FBI declined to comment on Brennan’s message or on the classified intelligence assessment that CIA officials shared with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, setting off a political firestorm.” Basically, the CIA is likely to be putting words in the mouths of the other intelligence officials. Be aware also that Hillary states that Putin interfered against her because he has a grudge against her for her disturbance in his reelection by fomenting protests in opposition to him with the Western-financed Russian NGOs. If what Hillary states is accurate, then any Russian interference, for which evidence remains lacking, was directed in opposition to Hillary in order to settle a score and has nothing to do with any Russian impact over Trump or 200 Internet sites as falsely and maliciously documented by the Washington Post. All the CIA officials making statements of Russian interference, based on the Washington Post, still speak “on the condition of anonymity.” So we have a coup in opposition to the president-elect dependent solely on unverified, unsourced, anonymous statements made by the public knows not who. Rep. Davin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, which has oversight over the CIA, has mentioned that neither he nor the committee have observed any proof from the CIA in support of the statements he reads in the media. He has inquired the agency to brief the Intelligence Committee on the supposed proof but has had no response. As outlined by the Washington Post, “Nunes stated: ‘We have not received any information from Intelligence Community (IC) agencies indicating that they have developed new assessments on this issue. I am alarmed that supposedly new information continues to leak to the media but has not been provided to Congress.’” Rep. Nunes statement makes it absolutely obvious that the CIA is utilizing the presstitute media to roll-out a coup in opposition to president-elect Trump. CIA director John Brennan’s audacity implies that he desires the coup to succeed. Also, he is dead meat along with Bezos, The Washington Post and the rest of the presstitute media. Trump’s pundits on the left and right and among the liberals and progressives have ridiculously played into the CIA’s hands. I attempted to pre warn them not to judge Trump by the past associations of his appointees as no change was feasible without powerful knowledgeable appointees. Those who romanticize Bernie Sanders are out to lunch. A individual as weak as Sanders demonstrated to be, totally falling apart in the face of his stolen presidential nomination by Hillary, could not potentially have prevailed over the powerful oligarchic groups that rule America. When we finally get a president-elect powerful enough to bring change from the top down, the leftwing-liberal-progressive factors join the CIA in denouncing him! If the generals Trump has announced as his appointees have been too marginalized within the military by the neoconservatives to have the ability to supply US military protection in opposition to the CIA’s coup against the president-elect, do not anticipate Donald Trump to be inaugurated as President of the United States on January 20. We are at the point that only a countercoup in opposition to the CIA and the Hillary forces can preserve American democracy. High treason is alive and well in the United States, and it is functioning in opposition to American democracy and president-elect Trump. Read Also U.S. Electoral College Vote: Thousands Demand Donald Trump Presidency Is Blocked! These People Are A Danger To Themselves And Others! Wake Up!!!!!! Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this article or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Fusion Laced Illusions content! Contact Fusion Laced Illusions by email.

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ISIS terrorists planning Christmas bomb attacks are arrested in Moscow and giant haul of machine guns and explosives are seized  The
 attacks were allegedly being plotted on the orders of Islamic State group  Firearms, rounds of ammunition, self-made explosive devices 
were seized  A 'large quantity of substances for making powerful explosives' was also found  Four members of the group, from ex-Soviet 
republics, were detained in Moscow 
By Will Stewart In Moscow for MailOnline Published: 10:26 EST, 15 December 2016  Updated: 14:37 EST, 15 December 2016 
A terrorist group planning 'high profile' bomb attacks in Moscow over the festive season has been smashed by the FSB security service. 
The attacks were being plotted on the orders of Islamic State group, according to the agency that Vladimir Putin once headed up. Firearms,
 rounds of ammunition, self-made explosive devices, and a 'large quantity of substances for making powerful explosives' were seized. 'The 
militants prepared the terrorist attacks upon the direct order of an emissary of the Islamic State international terrorist organization 
outlawed in Russia,' the FSB said. 'The activity of a subversive terrorist group consisting of nationals of Tajikistan and a citizen of Moldova, 
who were planning to commit a series of high-profile terrorist acts in Moscow with the use of high-power improvised explosive devices, 
has been terminated,' a spokesman added. Four members of the group, from the ex-Soviet republics, were detained in Moscow, added the 
agency, formerly part of the KGB. TV Dozhd reported the attacks were planned for the New Year holidays. Russia does not mark Christmas
 in December, but two weeks later in January under the old Orthodox calendar. The country closes down for holidays from the New Year 
until 9 January and it was during this period it is believed the attacks were scheduled. The alleged mastermind - now in Turkey - was on an
 international wanted list issued by Tajikistan, said the FSB. Russia is seen by some experts as a target for revenge attacks by terrorists
 due to its large scale military action in Syria. Members of the alleged cell who were detained are migrants to Russia, said the FSB. A Tass 
report quoted FSB director Alexander Bortnikov as saying recruiters 'deliberately use migrants for the radicalisation of citizens coming 
from former Soviet countries who failed to adapt to life in Russia.' They form 'autonomous groups for carrying out terrorist attacks'. Some 
42 terrorism-related crimes were prevented in Russia this year, Bortnikov said earlier this week. Several attempts of natives of former 
Soviet states to carry out terrorist attacks in crowded places and transport facilities were prevented in Moscow, St. Petersburg, 
Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod, he said. 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4037238/Russia-s-security-agency-uncovers-terrorist-group-allegedly-plotted-attacks-Moscow.html 
 
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Identity Politics Are Anti-American Why "people of color" is a racist term. 
December 16, 2016 David Horowitz 
 I spoke on this campus in 2001, when I was conducting a campaign against reparations for slavery because the reparations were going to
 be paid by people who had never owned slaves to people who had never been slaves. Reparations was just a left-wing scheme to isolate 
black Americans and divide the country. A little over a thousand students were in attendance. Because of protests organized by the Black 
Students Union and a radical organization called By Any Means Necessary, the university assigned 12 policemen with German shepherds 
to keep the peace.  Three university vice presidents sat in the balcony, but not one of them approached me or attempted to speak to me. 
When the event was over not a single student or student organization responsible for the threat of violence was reprimanded or put on 
probation. Barack Obama said recently that racism is in the DNA of America, and is passed on through the generations.  This statement, 
which is false, is probably the greatest libel ever uttered by an American President against his own country. Here's the reality: Slavery 
existed in Africa for a thousand years before anybody deemed it immoral. It existed at one time or another in all countries for over 3,000 
years. During all those years, nobody ever said that slavery was immoral, not Moses, not Jesus, not Aristotle. Not until Protestant white 
males -- William Wilberforce prominent among them – did so at the end of the 18th Century. In America, a slave-owner named Thomas
 Jefferson wrote into the birth certificate of a new nation the proposition that all men are equal in the eyes of God, that they have rights 
that are God-given, which include liberty and equality, that cannot be taken away by government. Within a little over a generation, at the 
cost 350,000 Union lives, slavery was abolished in America and then throughout the Western hemisphereEvery black person in this 
country owes their freedom to America. The DNA of America is liberty. And why is that?  Because America’s Constitution recognizes 
individual rights as primary, over-riding collective identities based on race, color or creedIt doesn't matter whether you are black or 
yellow, or brown, Protestant, Catholic or Jew, you are endowed by the Creator with the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 
That’s the American way. Identity politics are the anti-American way, erasing the individual in favor of the collective. They are designed to 
imprison individuals in their birth status, as in the hierarchical societies of the past, and Communist societies of modern times. Here is an 
official rationale, from a Cheka official of the time of Lenin, for the disposal of 30 million human souls: “We are not carrying out war 
against individuals. We are exterminating the bourgeoisie as a class. We are not looking for evidence or witnesses to reveal deeds or 
words against the Soviet power. The first question we ask is – to what class does he belong, what are his origins, upbringing, education or 
profession? These questions define the fate of the accused. This is the essence of the Red Terror.” Progressive identity politics fix 
individuals in racial and gender hierarchies, with so-called oppressors - white males - at the bottom. American universities are dedicated 
to this sinister agenda and have been for decades, and it is now embedded in the attitudes of the cultural elites. The University of Michigan
 spends over $100 million on so-called diversity. Yet it is not actually interested in diversity. Its actual goal is to establish a hierarchy in 
which white males and capitalist democracies are at the bottom, and people of color, whatever their individual character, deeds and 
intentions, are ranked at the top.  On this campus, Jewish students are harassed by SAFE, which is a clone of Students for Justice in 
Palestine and a front for the terrorist organization, Hamas. SAFE is a hate group whose activities support the destruction of the Jewish 
state and the murder of its Jewish citizens. This fall SAFE was permitted to erect an “Israeli apartheid wall” on campus, promulgating a 
genocidal lie against the Jewish state. The wall was erected on Rosh Hashanah, one of the Jews’ high holy days. SAFE’s action was 
anti-religious bigotry but perfectly acceptable on a progressive campus like this, since leftists regard Jews as white and Israel as a 
capitalist/imperialist state. University officials just looked the other way -- well, they didn't even look the other way; they approved it. 
Recently Black Lives Matter obstructed and terminated a campus debate by the Michigan Political Union on the resolution “Black Lives 
Matter is harmful to social relations in the United States. In shutting down the event, Black Lives Matter violated several university rules 
and should have been disciplined by university authorities. But of course, no action was taken against them because as a black group 
they are at the top of the progressive hierarchy and under the Orwellian “diversity guidelines” standard at America’s collegiate institutions
, they are a protected group. The totalitarian goal of identity politics is to force everyone into the politically correct mold. At the University
 of California, President Janet Napolitano, who was formerly Obama’s director of the Department of Homeland Security recently issued a 
warning to all professors that the following phrase was a micro-aggression and should be suppressed: “America is a land of opportunity.
” This is fascist censorship. Suppressing the thought that America is a land of opportunity is fascist. Yet it is a policy that caused not one 
resignation among the University of California’s administrative staff, or any protest from the Faculty Senate or the American Association 
of University Professors. All you have to do understand the Orwellian nature of this edict is look around and see how ordinary people rise in
 this country. Only a fool would deny that this is a land of opportunity, and only a progressive fascist would seek to suppress the idea itself. 
Napolitano also outlawed the sentence, “When I look at you, I don't see color.” Now why is that offensive to the progressive thought police?
 It’s a person saying to somebody, “I’m not prejudiced against you. I don't see your color. To me, you’re another human being. To me, you're 
equal in the eyes of God and the law.” The reason the thought police find that offensive is because they want people to be identified by color
 and by race. They want to fix everyone in the categories of their hierarchy so they can place whites, males, and American patriots of all 
colors and genders at the bottom.  The politically correct phrase “people of color” is a racist phrase designed to do just that - to enforce 
the fascist hierarchy. And the alarming reality is that now almost everybody uses it. In the first place “people of color” is not grammatical 
English. You wouldn’t say “this is a box of crayons of color,” would you? People who speak English correctly don’t speak like that. People who
speak French do. What is the purpose of using this ungrammatical phrase at all? To understand it, consider Mexico. Mexico is a country 
composed mainly of two ethnic groups -- the descendants of the Spanish conquistadors, who slaughtered the indigenous Indians; and the 
descendants of the survivors of their conquest, the indigenous Indians. But when the conquistadors and the Indians cross the American 
border, they’re all suddenly “people of color,” therefore oppressed; therefore entitled to privileges and benefits, and the enormous 
allowances that we are supposed to make for them as putative victims. Maharajahs in India are persons of color. Beheaders in Raqqa and 
Syria and Iraq are persons of color. The Japanese imperial soldiers who raped and pillaged their way through Asia are persons of color.
 Sudanese slavers are persons of color. And so are the Islamists everywhere. You wonder why liberals in this country are so sympathetic 
to Islamists who regard us as infidels - inferiors - and want to kill us? Because they are people of color. And who are not people of color? 
The only people who are not people of color are white people. In other words, white people are oppressors; white people are evil. That’s 
what the bastard phrase “people of color” really means, and why it is racist.  Do you think that if a group of white students had threatened 
violence the way the Black Students Union had over my event fifteen years ago, or had shut down a debate the way Black Lives Matter did 
recently, would get away with it? Do you think if white students had forced the university to provide 12 armed policemen with German 
shepherds to maintain peace at a university gathering, or if they broke up a scheduled debate, the university would allow that? Do you 
think the university wouldn’t put them on probation or, more likely, expel them? Why do black students get a free pass?  Because they’re 
black; because they’re persons of color, and therefore high up in the fascist hierarchy progressives have created. Black Lives Matter is a 
racist group, which has declared war on police in this country, instigated the deaths of brave public servants, including one in this state 
this last week. Black Lives Matter is responsible for the murders of scores of black people but this only leads to invitations to the White 
House by President Obama, who is himself a progressive racist. If you saw a copy of the Detroit Free Press today, its front page was covered 
with photos of firefighters and policemen killed in the line of duty. They were mainly minorities and black. During the last year of Black Lives
 Matter riots, wherever police officers were killed as a result of their instigations r -  whether the city was Dallas or New Orleans - the chiefs
 of police were black.  By stoking the fires of anti-white racism, what the left has done is to handcuff the blue shield that protects minorities 
in high crime areas from predators. The real goal of Black Lives Matter is to keep a section of the black population from joining the country 
to which they owe their freedom. It’s disgraceful, and it’s racist. But you can't say this, can you?  Not on this campus without inviting 
retribution.  Everybody understands this. On this campus – and virtually all campuses – students are intimidated from challenging an 
orthodoxy that is repressive and racist. The greatest scandal in our country is the fact that our schools are repressive institutions that 
stifle free speech and free thought. It also is the greatest threat to our future. The hope for us is the fact that we’ve reached a point in this 
country where Americans can honestly say “When I look at you, I don’t see color.” The ideas of individual freedom and individual 
accountability are still alive in America. Far from being racists, as the fascist narrative proposes, Americans are generally the most
 tolerant people on the planet, certainly in comparison to any other country with large minority communities. William H. Frey of the 
Brookings Institution cites these remarkable statistics affirming this reality: “Sociologists have traditionally viewed multiracial marriage 
as a benchmark for the ultimate assimilation of a particular group into society. Black-white marriages were still illegal in 16 states until 
1967. And a 1958 Gallup poll found that only 4% of Americans approved of black-white marriages. Today that number is 87%. In 1960, of all 
marriages by blacks only 1.7% were black-white. Today it’s 12% and rising.”4 Orlando Patterson is a renowned liberal Harvard sociologist 
with award-winning works on the study of slavery and race. Patterson is also black, but in his judgment, America “is the least racist 
white-majority society in the world; has a better record of legal protections of minorities than any other society, white or black; [and] offers 
more opportunities to greater numbers of black persons than any other society, including those of Africa.” You hear leftists say that
 America is a white supremacist nation. People who say this belong in mental institutions. The Democratic Party in its official 2016 platform 
claims that there is “systemic racism” in America that has to be rooted out. What in the world is wrong with them? In part, it is their inability 
to understand statistics. According to the left, since blacks are only 13 percent of the population but 37 percent of the prison population, 
there’s systemic racism putting them there. But that's not the way to read statistics. The baseline measure is not blacks’ percentage in the 
population but the percentage of blacks involved in criminal activities. While it’s true that blacks are only 13 percent of the population, they
 commit 40 percent of the violent crimes, and fifty percent of the homicides. So the fact that they make up the 37% of the prison population 
should be no surprise, nor cause to supposed discrimination is responsible for their incarceration. The genius of America lies in the fact 
that our Constitution enjoins us to judge people as individuals, on their merits. We don’t judge them by their race (unless we are leftists), 
and we don't judge them by their gender. The American idea that we try to live up to is that everybody is equal before the law. Everybody 
deserves to be judged by who they are and what they have done, not by their skin color or gender. That is the idea that divides our country 
as we move into the Trump era. It is the idea on which this country will stand or fall depending on which side in this battle prevails. 
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265154/identity-politics-are-anti-american-david-horowitz 
 
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Black Lives Matter: We Saw It Coming, Now Here’s What’s Coming Next 
by Lee Stranahan2 Jan 2016 
Breitbart News has given #BlackLivesMatter more detailed, deep, and honest coverage than any other media outlet on the planet in 2015,
 and for good reason. From covering every major protest they did to exposing the cop killer that the group worships to revealing the 
secret funder behind the movement to Milo Yiannopoulos’s complete shredding of activist Shaun King, Breitbart News has been the go-to 
source for original reporting on Black Lives Matter. Easy. We saw it coming. Not everyone liked what we saw either. In August 2012, the 
magazine American Conservative did an article on the film Occupy Unmasked. That film was directed by Breitbart News Executive 
Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and featured people like Andrew Breitbart, Brandon Darby, and myself exposing the Occupy Wall Street 
movement for what it was — a socialist, Obama-inspired activist movement. We pointed out that Occupy was the latest incarnation of the 
far-left, anti-American protest movements that dates back to the 1960s’ Students for a Democratic Society and Black Panthers. We also 
said that the next step in the evolution of Occupy Wall Street would be race-based. American Conservative took the film to task for using the
 term “race war” to describe what we saw as the next phase of the Occupy movement. Remember, Occupy Unmasked came out about a year
 before three self-described queer black women started Black Lives Matter in July 2013. In 2012, Anita MonCrief was mocked by American 
Conservative when she defended her use of the term “race war” in Occupy Unmasked by saying: But seriously, that’s why you have Barack 
Obama out there saying if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. … they want black people running around in hoodies protesting in the
 streets. That’s what he’s looking for. … He wants us divided, and he wants us to fight in the streets, so they can basically keep us down. 
MonCrief said this two years before the hoodie-wearing thugs burned down Ferguson, before they looted and set fire to Baltimore, before 
they shut down Bernie Sanders at NetRoots nation, and before they shut down Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile” on the busiest shopping day of 
the year. The assertion that Occupy Wall Street would morph into Black Lives Matter wasn’t a lucky guess. MonCrief, Darby, and I are all form
er leftists with professional organizational experience. Anita was a whistleblower who worked for ACORN, Darby was a cofounder of 
Common Ground in New Orleans, and I did work for MoveOn.org and Brave New Films. Because we understand the tactics and the players, 
it was clear to us that the Occupy movement and its focus on class had failed to resonate with a large enough segment of the American 
people. We knew that the logical next step was to head back to the 1960s’ playbook of trying to tear down America by creating as deep a 
racial rift as possible. With Barack Obama in the White House and Eric Holder running the Department of Justice, the stage was set for the 
next iteration of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Black Lives Matter was the new Occupy. We also saw that community organizers were 
working on developing a new movement based on young black people in the wake of George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict in the Trayvon
 Martin shooting case. As I wrote at Breitbart News in July 2013, the takeover of the Florida statehouse by the group Dream 
Defenders was a “magnet for young people. The long-term goal is straight forward and explicit: the 2014 vote. Once in the Capitol, the Dream 
Defenders are giving the enthusiastic participants organizer training, right in the governor’s office.” With two generations of educators, 
media, and legal experts all schooled in New Left political correctness by America’s leading universities, the Black Lives Matter movement 
has been essentially immune to criticism. The result has left universities, businesses, and police departments defenseless — intellectually
 and physically — against Black Lives Matter. There’s been a practical cost as well. We’ve seen businesses burned to the ground in 
Ferguson and Baltimore. We’ve seen other businesses shut down at the Mall of America and on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile.” We’ve seen 
the murder rate spike in cities across the country as a result of the “Ferguson Effect” that has caused police officers to pull back from 
enforcing the law in the face of unrelenting hostility and scrutiny. We’ve seen universities from coast-to-coast bullied into staff firings and
 policy changes that were meant to only aid black students. These college uprisings have been accompanied by a fierce hatred of free 
speech; and when combined with the bold aggressiveness of multicultural and feminist Social Justice Warriors, they’ve created an educational 
environment that is openly hostile to white students and faculty. With the next presidential election only 11 months away, conservatives and 
Republicans would be making a huge mistake to ignore the Black Lives Matter movement. At the close of 2015, the pot is getting ready to boil over. 
The decision not to prosecute Cleveland police officers in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the ongoing anger in Minneapolis over 
the death of Jamar Clark, and two recent Chicago police shootings all create an atmosphere where even angier protests are in the works. Already, 
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his Democrat machine regard Black Lives Matter activists as an existential threat. The engine that 
drives the anger is the mainstream media, which has done nothing to seriously vet the Black Lives Matter movement. Much of the anger 
is caused by the inaccurate reporting that consistently vilifies the police and leaves out key details about the shooting victims. This has 
led to fables such as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” which have continued to be amplified and repeated by Black Lives Matter protesters long 
after they have been debunked. In fact, one of the key characteristics of the Black Lives Matter movement and the mainstream media’s 
reporting on it is a naked antipathy for facts. Both in real life and on social media like Twitter, leading Black Lives Matter activists are 
known for shutting down the speech of dissenting opinions and literally blockinganyone who disagrees with them. The result has been a 
hermetically sealed activist movement that is angry and ignorant, with a hairtrigger temper and a long list of grievances that have no 
factual basis. Worse, their set of crazed demands have been granted time and 
again by officials who are too scared to speak out for fear of being branded racists. Like spoiled children, none of this appeasement has 
done anything to quell the protesters’ fury. Every time that politicians or university administrators have given into the outrageous, entitled 
Black Lives Matter mob, they’ve learned that feeding that monster has only given it more power to make more demands. In the face of all 
this feckless kowtowing, no wonder the blunt and in-your-face style of billionaire Donald Trump has hit home for so many Americans. Trump
 – like Ronald Reagan in the 1960s – seems to be one of the few people in public life willing to tell Black Lives Matter protesters to sit down, 
shut up, and stop taking the loser road of self-victimization. This is one of the reasons that Donald Trump, more than any other political 
candidate on the scene right now, has incurred so much of the wrath and anger of Black Lives Matter. They are keenly aware that he simply 
will not play their game. The other current frontrunner for the Republican nomination is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has already demonstrated
that he is no cupcake either. Should either Cruz or Trump be the nominee, expect Black Lives Matter’s army to take to the streets and try to 
shut them down at every opportunity. For that reason, the current political season is set to be even more divisive than either of the last two 
election cycles, which had already set a very high bar for vitriol. As the newest incarnation of the activist Left, Black Lives Matter will not back 
down or rest until it is either stopped by somone gutsy enough to call them out or until it gets what it wants: a bloody revolution leading to a 
socialist/anarchist America. The one thing the left has not counted on, however, is a dogged, active conservative media culture that can
 bring real information straight to the American people without being filtered by Black Lives Matter’s journalism school comrades. We’re 
not about to let Black Lives Matter or any leftist revolutionary movement destroy America without making sure they’re fully revealed for 
what they are. In 2016, we’ll be doing here at Breitbart News what the mainstream media will never do: vetting and exposing the real Black 
Lives Matter movement. Stay tuned. 
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/02/black-lives-matter-saw-coming-now-heres-whats-coming-next/ 
 
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Israelis welcome David Friedman as Trump’s Ambassador pick 
Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/16 22:34 
New Israel Ambassador says embassy move can be done 'in a day.' costs zero taxpayer dollars. Israelis today welcomed President-Elect 
Donald Trump’s choice for Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and are encouraged by his first statement that he will work in his new post
 “from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.” “As Israelis, we are delighted to welcome Mr. Friedman as the new US 
Ambassador to Israel,” said Marc Zell, Co-Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel (ROI). “Especially since he made it clear, at our event in 
October, that he and the Trump Administration will move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.” “This year in Jerusalem, Israel!” added Zell. “Mr. 
Trump and Mr. Friedman can move the US Embassy to Jerusalem with zero effort and zero US taxpayer dollars,” said Zell. “Here’s how: First, 
the US law on the books, passed under President Bill Clinton, states that America must move its Embassy to Jerusalem. Every 6 months 
since that law was passed, each President – most recently Barack Obama just a few days ago – signed a waiver to, in effect, override US law.”
 “All Mr. Trump has to do, in less than six months, is nothing. The US law, which is in effect now, will not be overridden, and the US Embassy 
can be moved to Jerusalem the next day.” “And it will cost zero US taxpayer dollars,” added Zell. “All they need to do is change the sign on the
US Consulate in Jerusalem to say ‘US Embassy.’ I know many Israelis who world gladly sponsor that sign; myself included.” David Friedman
 was the guest of Republicans Overseas Israel at a rally in Jerusalem a week before the 2016 US election. At that rally, Mr. Friedman and Mr. 
Zell shared a stage, and Mr. Friedman reiterated America’s strong commitment, under a Trump Administration, to me the US Embassy to
 Jerusalem. “Mr. Friedman, we look forward to working with you from your new office at the US Embassy in Jerusalem,” said Zell. 
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221860 

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Flashback: Judge Napolitano Says It Was The NSA, Not The Russians Who Hacked DNC (VIDEO)
Cristina Laila Dec 12th, 2016 3:35 pm
Back in August, Judge Napolitano made some comments regarding the DNC hack. On his show “Judge Napolitano’s Chambers”, Judge Nap shared his own thoughts on the leaked DNC emails: The DNC and Clinton campaign decided to blame of all people, the Russians! They accused Vlademir Putin of being in cahoots with Donald Trump and having his intelligence services hack the DNC to expose e-mails to make Mrs. Clinton look bad and thereby benefit Donald Trump. But
the Russians had nothing to do with it. ….a former high ranking NSA official who developed a software that the NSA now uses said the NSA hacked the DNC…the members of the intelligence community simply do not want Hillary Clinton to be President of the United States because she doesn’t know how to handle State secrets. The left has been beating this ‘Russian drum’ for several months now. Russian hacking is one of the many false narratives that the left has been pushing in order to deny President Elect Trump his fully earned legitimacy. In order to keep the Marxist agenda alive, the left must continue to foment civil unrest and division. The leftists need to get used to the new Republican party because the days of capitulating are over.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/flashback-judge-napolitano-says-nsa-not-russians-hacked-dnc-video/

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Congresswoman Says US Is Arming ISIS, Introduces Bill to Stop It
(ANTIMEDIA)
Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has broken free of the corporate media’s narrative by accusing the United States of funding and arming terror groups al-Qaeda and ISIS. “If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail,” Gabbard tweeted on Saturday. Most importantly, however, is her introduction of the “Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” which she presented last Thursday. In her presentation of the bill, Gabbard cited prominent publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to show that the rebels the U.S. is supporting in Syria are aligned with al-Nusra (which is essentially al-Qaeda in Syria). She is co-sponsoring the bill with Rep. Thomas Massie, who says the bill “would prohibit the U.S. government from using American taxpayer dollars to provide funding, weapons, training, and intelligence support to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, or to countries who are providing direct or indirect support to those same groups.These concerns are not conjecturesthey can be verified by none other than suspected war criminal Tony Blair. A think tank founded by the former U.K. Prime Minister released a report in 2015 that concluded it was ultimately pointless to make a distinction between the various rebel groups on the ground since the majority of these groups share ISIS’s core belief system (and would impose Sharia law if they came into power). “The CIA has also been funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda,” Gabbard stated on the House floor last week. She went into more detail: “The CIA has long been supporting a group called Fursan al Haqq, providing them with salaries, weapons, and support, including surface to air missiles.  This group is cooperating with and fighting alongside an al-Qaeda affiliated group trying to overthrow the Syrian government. The Levant Front is another so-called moderate umbrella group of Syrian opposition fighters. Over the past year, the United States has been working with Turkey to give this group intelligence support and other forms of military assistance. This group has joined forces with al-Qaeda’s offshoot group in Syria. “This madness must end. We must stop arming terrorists. The Government must end this hypocrisy and abide by the same laws that apply to its’ citizens.” Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration are well aware of the support the Gulf states have provided to ISIS. The bill would prohibit any federal agency from supporting a terrorist group or funneling support through other countries that directly or indirectly support terror groups. It is also co-sponsored by lawmakers Peter Welch, Barbara Lee, and Trump ally Dana Rohrabacher.
http://theantimedia.org/congresswoman-us-arming-isis/

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Report: Migrant-Heavy French Suburbs No-Go Zones for Women
by Virginia Hale13 Dec 2016
Women are invisible in public spaces and are unwelcome in cafés and bars in France’s migrant-heavy suburbs, a shocking report broadcast on France 2 last week revealed. Reporting from Saint-Denis, a commune where 36 per cent of residents were born overseas, journalist Caroline Sinz narrates: “The café terraces and the streets have something in common: women seem to have been erased. In some neighborhoods, men occupy public places and women suffer.” Footage taken with a hidden camera captured how patrons react when women entered a café in the area. Two activists are shown walking into the venue, on the pretext they’re looking for a friend, but are told “It’s best to wait outside” by a customer, while another tells the women that “in this café, there is no diversity”. The manager, asked by the activists to imagine he wants to bring a cousin or a female friend to the venue, explains that his cousin would be at home, adding “She does what she wants but she does not come here with me”. “In the café there is no mixing. We are in Sevran [Saint-Denis], we are not in Paris. In 93 [Saint-Denis] it’s a different mentality — it’s like back home”, he tells the women. Brigade of Mothers activists, who speak out against Islamic extremism, told Ms Sinz that conservative Muslim men took hold of heavily migrant suburbs in France following urban riots in 2005. Routinely threatened for opposing religious fundamentalism, the women decide to stop the interview when someone stops the car, to watch them. The France 2 journalist then travels to a neighbourhood in Lyon, where the streets are apparently shown to be occupied almost solely by Muslim men. A young, white woman who works as a childminder says she wouldn’t dream of wearing a skirt or make-up outside in the area, and that she does her best to go unnoticed. Asked why, she tells the programme: “Simply, we are afraid”. Secretary of State for Digital Affairs and Innovation, Axelle Lemaire, said the
newscast shows “intolerable” examples of “discrimination against women”. On Sunday night Labour Minister Eric Woerth said scenes uncovered in the report “plant a dagger in the heart of the Republic”, and urged new Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to take action. Speaking on the decision to author the report, Ms Sinz said she felt driven “to break the law of silence” surrounding women in public spaces in certain areas of France. The biggest obstacle to creating the piece, she revealed, was finding women who would agree to be filmed voicing their concerns. The France 2 journalist told franceinfo: “They are afraid, they have already spoken out in many cities, and were insulted and assaulted. So now to avoid threats, and being put under pressure, they censor themselves and keep quiet.”
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/13/french-suburbs-no-go-zones-women/

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Virgil: The Deep State vs. Donald Trump
by Virgil12 Dec 2016
1. The War Against Trump Do the Democrats want Donald Trump to become the 45th president?  Of course not.  And how about the Democrats’ handmaiden, the Main Stream Media?  Do they want Trump in the White House?  Of course not.  And how ‘bout all the other affluent residents of the Washington “swamp,” which Trump has pledged to drain—do you think any of them want Trump?  Of course not.  Together, these anti-Trump constituencies help form what has been called the Deep State, which is a real and serious thing, and which we will explore further in a moment. Yet first, we can take a look at the latest news, because let’s not kid ourselves: These anti-Trump constituencies might have lost the 2016 presidential election at the ballot box, but they don’t intend to lose their power.  And to that end, they have real clout, and they are using it. In particular, wily in the ways of Washington, the anti-Trumpers are operating behind the scenes, using their well-greased legal and political machinery to block the President-elect, or at least to discredit and de-legitimize him, such that his presidency is crippled.  And as a part of that backroom effort, the MSM is always ready with a supportive, momentum-building headline or two—or two thousand. We all remember the anti-Trump protests that immediately erupted after the electionsome of them, it would seem, funded by George Soros and his ilk. But such “guerrilla theater” in the streets was just an overture; the real battle, today, is in the suites. So on Saturday, December 10, Sen. Harry Reid, the outgoing leader of the Senate Democrats, helped set the new anti-Trump agenda in an appearance on MSNBC; hence this headline: “Reid: Russian Involvement In Election ‘A Hanging Chad 1,000 Times Over,’ Trump ‘Lost the Election.’”  The words “hanging chad,” of course, are a reference to the 2000 presidential election—that being another time when the Democrats lost and responded by seeking to derail the victor, Republican George W. Bush. Today, the looming flashpoint, of course, is the December 19 convening of the electoral collegeNormally, these sessions in the 50 states are just a formality, in which the 538 electors ratify the candidate who won the most electoral votes as the next president.  And since Trump won 306 electoral votes in November, a clear majority, there should be no doubt as to who will be inaugurated on January 20—but maybe there is. Yes, we must ask: What will actually happen on the 19th of this month? For weeks now, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig has been agitating to overturn the presidential election results.  Back on November 24, he wrote in The Washington Post that the electoral college should meet and vote Hillary Clinton into the White House. Since then, Lessig has helped to form a group, HamiltonElectors.com, aimed at encouraging “faithless electors,” of which there have been a few over the years, to be faithless, now, in record numbers.  Today, Lessig’s website says merely that it wants the electors to break from Trump and vote for a “qualified Republican alternative.” But of course, in such a chaotic situation, if the electors feel free to break faith with their commitment to Trump, anything could happen.  And Lessig himself is just as much of a Democrat as ever and so, too, we can assume, are his financial backers.  (Interestingly, the site is rather coy about the identity of its funders.) As the Lessig site declares, “Together We Can Stop Trump.”  Yes, that’s one goal, and yet it’s also safe to assume that if Lessig & Co. get what they really want, then Hillary will become the 45th president. And in fact, one Republican elector, Christopher Suprun of Texas, has already declared that he won’t vote for Trump next week.  And guess what: Suprun has become a hero to The New York Times and the rest of the MSM. So in the meantime, for the next week or so, the anti-Trump goal is simply to encourage chaos because from their point of view, only good things could happen.  And here, once again, the always dutiful Politico is happy to help; hence this trio of headlines, which are just a sampling: “Rogue electors brief Clinton camp on anti-Trump plan,” “Washington state presidential electors file third lawsuit in anti-Trump effort,” and “Dem congressman: Electoral College has ‘right’ to weigh Russian hacking.” And just on December 12 came the news—or perhaps we should we put “news” in quotes, since it’s just a press release—that the Hillary Clinton campaign wants the electoral college to be “briefed” on the Russia hacking allegations—which presumably means rehashing all the news stories.  In other words, the Clinton campaign wants yet another chance to rehash the same suppositions and suspicions, as opposed to actual facts, of which there seem to be none.  Again, the mission is simple: throw sand in the gears of the constitutional machinery. Meanwhile, others are joining the anti-Trump effort.  For example, here’s another one of CNN’s contributions to the anti-Trump cause, focused on the words of Robert Baer, who made a name for himself as a critic of George W. Bush in the ‘00s: “Ex-CIA operative: We may need a new vote.” There’s nothing in the Constitution, of course, about a presidential-election do-over, and so there’s zero precedent for any such national re-vote, and yet, as we have seen, the minimum goal of the anti-Trump forces is to sow massive confusion. And in the wake of such confusion, what if on December 19 a few electors were to suggest, say, a delay in the vote of the electoral college?  Once again, this is all highly hypothetical, but it’s a safe bet that somewhere, some gang of law professors is feverishly writing a brief declaring that such action is not only desirable, but also fully legal and constitutional.  And so now, if they can only find a friendly judge Still, in the end, it’s hard for Virgil to believe that these machinations to stop the electoral college from voting for Trump on the 19th will be successful. And so, in the event of an actual President Trump, the anti-Trumpers have their Plan B.  And that is this: The anti-Trumpers will systematically defame and degrade the 45th president with an eye toward paralyzing his effectiveness in office and hopefully making him a one-termer—or less. Whoa, the reader might be saying.  Less than a one-termer?  Really?  Yes, that’s the hope of hardcore anti-Trumpers, such as David Brooks of The New York Times, who wrote on November 11 that Trump will “probably resign or be impeached within a year.” That’s the level of hatred that the elite harbors for Trump. So in this coming post-campaign campaign, the anti-Trumpers will start as they started with George W. Bush, 16 years ago: The new Republican president lost the popular vote, he has no mandate, and no true legitimacy in office. After that, the anti-Trumpers will advance their next theme: the purported “Russia Connection.”  That was a common enough theme during the 2016 election campaign, but the opening gun in the renewed effort was fired on December 9, when The Washington Post headlined, “Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House.” As the Post put it: The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter. That’s rather an incendiary accusation, eh?—that the Russians actively plotted to interfere in an American presidential election.  (One wonders whatever happened to Hillary Clinton’s 2009 “re-set” of relations with Russia.) We can note that the evidence cited in the Post story is thin to non-existent; we must trust the newspaper when it quotes an unnamed source described only as “a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators,” saying: It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected.  . . . That’s the consensus view. One’s first reaction is to say, “Gee, it certainly is interesting that a ‘secret CIA assessment’ found its way on to the front page of the Post.”  Obviously, the anti-Trump forces have a lot of little helpers in the government, leaking like crazy, and in the MSM, lapping up the leaks. That’s the Deep State in action, and we’ll get to that shortly. And the second reaction is to echo what the office of the President-elect said in response: “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.” Indeed, one can also add that the same “intel community” has been so highly politicized in the Obama years that it has also told us, with a straight face, that “climate change” is a dire national security threat, perhaps the most dire.  In fact, Secretary of State John Kerry has made that assertion at least 22 times.  And
we’re supposed to trust these people? Interestingly, even as the Russia-did-it storyline played out, actual evidence, let alone proof, that the Russians aimed to tilt the election was, well, non-existent.  The New York Times, which never misses a chance to whack Trump, splashed the story on its front page, again, on December 12, but even it had to admit that there was no actual evidence that the Russians were trying to help Trump—it’s simply their new considered opinion: The C.I.A.’s conclusion does not appear to be the product of specific new intelligence obtained since the election, several American officials, including some who had read the agency’s briefing, said on Sunday.  Rather, it was an analysis of what many believe is overwhelming circumstantial evidence—evidence that others feel does not support firm judgments—that the Russians put a thumb on the scale for Mr. Trump, and got their desired outcome.  [emphasis added] Assuming that the Times is accurately reflecting the consensus opinion inside the CIA, we are left to wonder what could be motivating the agency to put forth such a strong, but evidence-less, opinion.  And to help answer that question, we might turn to a December 10 story in The Daily Beast, reporting on the anti-Trump angst inside the agency: “There’s a real revolt going on,” said a former intelligence officer of the CIA leaks, citing discussions with former colleagues. “They don’t like [National Security Adviser nominee Michael] Flynn and they hate Trump’s guts.  [emphasis added] Is that really the explanation for all this leaking?  They “hate Trump’s guts”?  And for that reason, CIA personnel are willing to twist the intelligence and traduce the reputation of their agency?   Virgil can only say: If the men and women of the CIA felt so strongly against Trump, maybe they should have donated more to the Hillary Clinton campaign—that would have been an honest expression of their view, as opposed to a sneak attack, post-election. 2. The Dimensions of the Deep State So now let’s get to the corpus of what we’re talking about.  The term “Deep State” refers to the complex of bureaucrats, technocrats, and plutocrats that likes things just the way they are and wants to keep them like that—elections be damned. Some might say that “Deep State” is just a synonym for the “Establishment,” and yet “Deep State” refers to a larger grouping, not just to the stereotypical elite “chattering class.”   We can also observe that a Deep State can be found in just about every country in the world, but our focus here, of course, is on the United States. And here in America, the Deep State has its own political consciousness, and it aims to survive any change of government with its collective will—and self-interest—fully intact. Normally, the Deep State is hidden, albeit, at the same time, hiding in plain sight.  That is, while nobody has “Deep State” on his or her business card, the reality of the Deep State is overwhelming: It’s not just the hulking office buildings of the Federal Triangle in downtown DC, it’s also the taxpayer-funded mini-metropolises that have sprouted up in Bethesda, Maryland, Crystal City, Virginia, and a dozen other hubs in and around the I-495 Beltway.  (Hence the familiar phrase, “Beltway Bandits”; Virgil can attest that federal contractors have assumed a kind of ironic affection for that phrase—at least in their private conversations.) A careful taxonomy of the Deep State must begin, of course, with the governmental bureaucracy, which, because of civil-service protections, does not change when one political party or the other takes control of the White House or Congress.  Today, there are about 2.8 million civilian federal employees, as well 1.3 million in the uniformed military. And yet in citing the number of government employees, we’ve only scratched the surface, because for every “public servant,” there seems to be one or more private-sector operator.  To illustrate this phenomenon, we can take a snapshot of just one federal agency, the Department of Homeland Security.  It’s been estimated that at least 100,000 private contractors work at DHS—although nobody really knows, and some estimates go much higher. Indeed, the sheer unknowability of the federal contractor empire is a common theme in Beltway journalism.  Hence this headline from March 12, 2015, appearing in Government Executive magazine: “Even CBO Is Stumped on the Size of the Contractor Workforce.” The “CBO,” of course, is the Congressional Budget Office.  That’s right, even the budget agency of Congress can’t figure out the true number—although some would say that lawmakers have never really wanted to know. These contractors, many of whom are former federal employees, are well compensated.  Here, for example, is a 2013 headline from The Washington Times: “Executive pay balloons for federal contractors.”  The Times identified at least 77 contractors whose revenue came from the federal government and paid their top five executives more than $3 million a year, for an average of $600,000 each.  And where do these big salaries come from?  From big markups, of course.  To cite just one of a  million possible examples, one company sold Apple MacBook Pro computers to Uncle Sam for markups of between $2000 and $4000 each. So as we can see, the Deep State is much larger, and wealthier, than just the bureaucrats.  Funded by a federal government that will spend more than $4 trillion this year, the Deep State includes all the wheeler-dealers, plus the hired-gun experts, lawyers, think-tankers, foundation executives, and others that have sometimes been dubbed the “New Class.” And the proof that this New Class is doing well can be found in the Census data, which show that four of the five richest counties in the US are in the DC metro area. And it’s this luxe life, which has reached its apex under Barack Obama, that finds itself threatened by the drain-the-swamp pledge of Trump.  As The New York Times headlined its so-sad story on November 13, “A Newly Vibrant Washington Fears That Trump Will Drain Its Culture.” Yet in fact, the Deep State extends well beyond Washington.  In 2011, Suzanne Mettler, a professor at Cornell University, published The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy.  Mettler is no conspiracy-theorist; her argument is that federal policies, notably tax deductions and credits, have had the effect of encouraging the growth of government in ways that most people never notice.  Mettler’s work is controversial, insofar as she equates taxes that the government did not collect with actual government spending.  And yet the author has a point, because to the extent that the tax law encourages or discourages behavior, it is, in fact, a kind of government policy.  And the total annual value of these tax incentives has been estimated at nearly $1 trillion.   For better or worse, that’s a lot of money for a lot of people. And then there’s the cost of regulation.  Annual federal regulatory compliance costs—that is, the expense of dealing with all that red tape—are estimated to total at least $2 trillion.  And yet we must add this important note: For all the millions of businesses and individuals who must pay the cost of regulation, there are plenty of others who benefit, at least in the short run, from that regulation.   And these perverse beneficiaries, we can further observe, are more likely be acutely aware of how their bread is buttered—here’s looking at you, solar-power industry!—and will thus be all more determined to defend the status quo. And while we’re at it, in our Deep State examination, let’s not forget the whole huge cluster of federal loans and loan guarantees.  Once again, nobody really knows how much all that costs, but estimates range from  hundreds of billions (annually) to many trillions (cumulatively). Not surprisingly, the beneficiaries of all this federal easy money tend to stay quiet about their winnings, but some are vocal. Here, for example, is a 2015 headline from The Los Angeles Times; “Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government money for his companies.” Of course, in our survey of the dimensions of the Deep State, we haven’t even touched on state and local government; their expenditures, in 2012, were estimated to total $2.59 trillion.  Moreover, that dollar total doesn’t include the sort of the “submerged” expenditures that Mettler and others have described. To sum up, in 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the total number of federal, state, and local employees is 21,995,000.  And yet again, the real workforce could be much larger: Iain Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has estimated that the true size of the governmental workforce actually totals 40 million Americans. 3. A Closer Look at the Deep State’s Campaign Against Trump Okay, so we have seen some ways of measuring the size of the Deep State; it is, indeed, an incredible hulk.  And yet the reader might ask: Does that mean that all of those 20 million, or even 40 million, people are opposed to Trump? And the answer, of course, is “No.”  It’s a cinch that quite a few public employees were and are Trump supporters.  And yet at the same time, it would be naive not to realize that Trump fans are the minority within the Deep State.  Moreover, it’s safe to say that most of the leadership of the Deep State—that being, at best, a hazy category—is solidly in the anti-Trump camp. This anti-Trump hostility, we might note, is now more visible—even in entities that might be thought of as being on the right, such as the military and other organizations dedicated to national security.  And why is that?  One obvious reason is that liberal Democrats have controlled the executive branch for 16 of the last 24 years, and so there’s been plenty of time to cultivate liberals—even liberal activists—within the ranks and to bring them to the pinnacles of bureaucratic power. As we know, the Pentagon has not been immune from various forms of political correctness over the years; indeed, many of the most ambitious careerists within DOD have often been leading the leftward charge.  To be sure, the vast bulk of our nation’s warriors are staunch believers in Douglas MacArthur’s trinity of “duty, honor, country,” and so they stood up and cheered, for example, on December 7, when Admiral Harry Harris ripped into anti-American football player Colin Kaepernick. Yet still, during the Obama years, such patriots have been layered over by liberal apparatchiks.  And the same left-pushing syndrome has been equally true of all federal security agencies. In other words, there’s a power struggle that’s coming inside many government units: the pro-Obama old guard vs. the pro-Trump new guard. Yet for now, at least until January 20, the Obamans are in charge.  And so that might explain this December 11 headline in The Washington Post: “Trump, CIA on collision course over Russia’s role in election.” Indeed, there’s a lot of institutional throw-weight lined up against Trump. And that institutional opposition to Trump has plenty of allies, including among many Republicans.  So the reader might ask: How many Republican Never Trumpers are to be found within the ranks of the anti-Trumpers of the Deep State?  And the answer to that question appears to be, many. On December 10, for example, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), a libertarian Republican gadfly always hostile to Trump, tweeted in response to the Trump team’s statement denying any Russia connection: Transition team’s dismissive statement doesn’t cut it.  Congress must determine if there’s credible evidence and investigate if necessary. In the meantime, more prominent Republicans, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. John McCain, having never made any secret of their disdain for Trump, are now actively working with the Democrats, preparing to besiege the Trump administration. Graham, we might recall, even volunteered that he voted for Evan McMullin.   And where did McMullin make his career?  Why, the CIA.  Small world!  And although McMullin received less than half a percent of the vote in November, he continues to attack Trump, and the MSM continues to chronicle his every spiteful word. And now Graham and McCain, joined by the Democrats, are determined to push a Congressional investigation of Trump’s alleged connections to Russia.   As Graham and McCain, joined by two Democrats, Sens. Chuck Schumer and Jack Reed, said in a joint statement on Sunday, “This cannot become a partisan issue,” adding, “The stakes are too high for our country.” Without minimizing the importance of putting a halt to cyber-attacks on America, wherever they might come from, we can translate this statement: It’s not a partisan issue, it’s an institutional issue: Deep State vs. Trump. Such Congressional investigations, we might add, have a way of taking on a life of their own, lumbering forward forever, like some sort of relentless Terminator.   And so, even as terrorist bombs are going off across the world, the Congressional branch of the Deep State is focusing on the enemy it truly wants to terminate—Trump. For its part, the MSM is always happy to push the narrative that the anti-Trump effort is both necessary and bipartisan: hence this December 11 headline in The New York Times, “Trump, Mocking Claim That Russia Hacked Election, at Odds with G.O.P.”  As the Times put it: An extraordinary breach has emerged between President-elect Donald J. Trump and the national security establishment, with Mr. Trump mocking American intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the election on his behalf, and top Republicans vowing investigations into Kremlin activities. And whatever happens with the Congressional investigation in the short run, it’s a certainty that investigative reporters, would-be muckrakers, foundation-funded documentary filmmakers, and other self-appointed culture creators will be working this story for the long run—the very long run.  Even if they can’t succeed in driving Trump out of office, they can hope to pin an “asterisk” on Trump’s historical legacy, so that he is always remembered, at least in certain quarters, as Putin’s President. So there it is: the Deep State, in all its power, and its fury.  It stretches across the whole of the federal government—indeed, the entirety of the country.  And it includes not only bureaucrats, but also a galaxy of contractors, profiteers, and others in the nominal private sector.  And it includes not only Democrats, but also Republicans.  And oh yes, the MSM and the chattering class. In other words, a great power struggle is under way: the Deep State vs. Trump. And so one last question: Who’s likely to prevail?  We can answer by observing that Trump has done well so far, and yet we can also observe that the Deep State hasn’t given up, and probably never will.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/12/virgil-the-deep-state-vs-donald-trump/

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Congress Just Quietly Handed Drug Companies a Dangerous Victory
The 21st Century Cures Act has been lauded as a bipartisan success. It's actually the result of a long war on drug regulation.
By Adam Gaffney December 14, 2016
Christmas came early for the pharmaceutical industry this year. Last week, the Senate followed the House in passing the 21st Century Cures Act. Though this bill has been lauded by liberals for providing much-needed funds for medical research, its real impact will be elsewhere. Whereas drug approval traditionally required the demonstration of real clinical benefit in a randomized clinical trial, under the Act drug firms will increasingly be able to rely on flimsier forms of evidence for approval of their therapies (incremental steps in this direction, it is worth noting, have already occurred). The Act, by reconfiguring the drug regulatory process, lowers the standards for drug approval—a blessing for drug makers, but an ill omen for public health. The thinking behind the 21st Century Cures Act—and likeminded proposals—goes something like this: In the twenty-first century, the pharmaceutical industry—driven by the profit-motive—continues to do a fine job innovating new therapies. Far too often, however, they are being held back by risk-adverse, slow-moving FDA bureaucrats with outdated standards for approval. “Modernize” the FDA—release the cures! Yet if the law did nothing other than weaken FDA standards, it may not have passed: Liberals understandably embraced the act’s new NIH funding, its mental health provisions, and its support for state anti-opioid programs. For Democrats, it also represented the sort of bipartisan “victory” that shows that all is not gridlock in Washington, after all.   In the Senate, a grand total of five senators—including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren—voted against it. The media, meanwhile, has for the most part done a poor job dissecting its actual contents. As a result, few now realize how detrimental the act is likely to be for drug safety, or appreciate the mix of conservative ideology and pharmaceutical industry greed underlying the longstanding campaign that brought it to fruition.         Yet this thinking is flawed on multiple levels: “We need to remember,” as former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine Marcia Angell wrote in her 2004 pharmaceutical exposé, The Truth About the Drug Companies, “that much of what we think we know about the pharmaceutical industry is mythology spun by the industry’s immense public relations apparatus.” First among these myths is the notion that the status quo of private sector drug research and development is the best of all worlds. On the contrary,
as Angell put it, “me-too” drugs—lucrative, duplicative agents that do not improve on existing therapies—are in fact the “main business of the pharmaceutical industry.” We can’t rely on the profit motive to bring forth new cures, when it’s just as easy for companies to make big profits by redesigning or tweaking drugs that already exist.
https://newrepublic.com/article/139328/congress-just-quietly-handed-drug-companies-dangerous-victory

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016
100 tons of dead fish in Indonesia, thousands more in Brazil 12.5 million chickens and ducks culled in South Korea ends another week in paradise
Department of Marine and Fisheries (DKP) have reported an incredible 100 tons of fish have died in Agam, Sumatra, Indonesia. The reason for the deaths is also incredible as poison (residual sludge feed), strong winds and lack of oxygen are being blamed. Sludge is also being blamed for thousands of fish found dead along the banks of Ipiranga River in northern Brazil. According to the coordinator of the Tamar project of the Chico Mendes Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), João Carlos Thomé, it is possible that the deaths are related to local mining sludge flowing into the river.  And an update on the world-wide bird flu epidemic: South Korea. Since the first case of the highly pathogenic H5N6 virus was confirmed in mid-November, another 43 cases have been reported and close to 10 million chickens and ducks have been slaughtered in farms across the country. In a statement, the agriculture ministry announced plans to cull an additional 2.5 million birds, making it the worst bird flu outbreak since 2014 when nearly 14 million were slaughtered. The World Health Organisation warned earlier this year that the strain has caused "severe infection" in humans. Keep yourself updated here Mass Animal Deaths for 2016
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/12/100-tons-of-dead-fish-in-indonesia.html

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Google made changes to its search algorithm that unintentionally made it vulnerable to the spread of fake news, sources say
Hannah Roberts Dec. 10, 2016, 11:12 AM
Google's search algorithm has been changed over the last year to increasingly reward search results based on how likely you are to click on them, multiple sources tell Business Insider. As a result, fake news now often outranks accurate reports on higher quality websites. The problem is so acute that Google's autocomplete suggestions now actually predict that you are searching for fake news even when you might not be, as Business Insider noted on December 5. There is a common misconception that the proliferation of fake news is all Facebook's fault. Although Facebook does have a fake news problem, Google's ranking algorithm does not take cues from social shares, likes, or comments when it is determining which result is the most relevant, search experts tell Business Insider. The changes at Google took place separately, experts say, to the fake news problem occurring on Facebook. The changes to the algorithm now move links up Google's search results page if Google detects that more people are clicking on them, search experts tell Business Insider. Joost De Valk, founder of Yoast, a search consultancy that has worked for The Guardian, told Business Insider: "All SEOs [search engine optimisation experts] agree that they include relative click-through rate (CTR) from the search results in their ranking patterns. For a given 10 results page, they would expect a certain CTR for position five, for instance. If you get more clicks than they’d expect, thus a higher CTR, they’ll usually give you a higher ranking and see if you still outperform the other ones,"  Search marketing consultant Rishi Lakhani said: "Though Google doesn't like to admit it, it does use CTR (click through rate) as a factor. Various tests I and my contemporaries have run indicate that. The hotter the subject line the better the clicks, right?" It is well known that Google includes user-behaviour signals to evaluate its ranking algorithms. Google has an obvious interest in whether users like its search results. Its ranking engineers look at live traffic frequently to experiment with different algorithms. User behavior signals have the added advantage of being difficult to model, or reproduce, by unscrupulous web publishers who want to game the algorithm.  The unfortunate side effect is that user-behaviour signals also reward fake news. Previously, Google's ranking relied more heavily on how authoritative a page is, and how authoritative the incoming links to that page are. If a page at Oxford University links to an article published by Harvard, Google would rank that information highly in its display of search results. Now, the ranking of a page can also be boosted by how often it's clicked on even if it does not have incoming links from authoritative sources, according to Larry Kim, founder and chief technology officer of WordStream, a search marketing consultancy. The result of all this is that "user engagement" has become a valuable currency in the world of fake news. And people who believe in conspiracy theories — the kind of person who spends hours searching for "proof" that Hillary Clinton is a child abuser, for instance — are likely to be highly engaged with the fake content they are clicking on. Thus even months after a popular fake news story has been proven to be fake, it will still rank higher than the most relevant result showing that it's false, if a large enough volume of people are clicking on it and continuing to send engagement signals back to Google's algorithm. Here some examples. President Obama has never signed an order banning the US national anthem, and yet ... De Valk says: "I think the reason fake news ranks is the same reason why it shows up in Google’s autocomplete: they’ve been taking more and more user signals into their algorithm. If something resonates with users, it’s more likely to get clicks. If you’re the number three result for a query, but you’re getting the most clicks, Google is quick to promote you to #1 ... Nothing in their algorithm checks facts." Google never explains in full how its algorithm works but a spokesperson for the company said: "When someone conducts a search, they want an answer, not trillions of webpages to scroll through. Algorithms are computer programs that look for clues to give you back exactly what you want. Depending on the query, there are thousands, if not millions, of web pages with helpful information. These algorithms are the computer processes and formulas that take your questions and turn them into answers. Today Google’s algorithms rely on more than 200 unique signals or 'clues' that make it possible to show what you might really be looking for and surface the best answers the web can offer." Larry Kim, founder and chief technology officer of WordStream, a search marketing consultancy, tracks the changes to October 2015, when Google added a machine-learning program called "RankBrain" to the list of variables that control its central search algorithm. It deployed the system to all search results in June of this year. Is this machine learning's fault? "I’m certain of this," Kim said. "This is the biggest thing that changed in the algorithm over the last year." Rankbrain is now the third most-important variable in Google's search algorithm, according to Greg Corrado, a senior research scientist at Google. The change was intended to help Google make more intelligent guesses about the 15% of new daily search queries that Google has never encountered before. RankBrain considers previous human behaviour, such as the historical popularity of similar searches, in its attempt to get the right answer. Kim told us: "The reason why they did this was not to create fake news. They created this because links can be vulnerable, links can be gamed. In fact it is so valuable to have these number one listings for commercial listings that there’s a lot of link fraud. User-engagement [looking at how popular a search result is] sees through attempts to inflate the value of content." Kim's opinion is disputed by his peers. Lakhani doubts that RankBrain is the sole cause of the proliferation of fake news. "It's been tested on and off for a while," he says. De Valk is not so sure either. "I'm not sure it's related to that. It might be, but I'm not sure. Google does hundreds of updates every year," he told Business Insider. There is one other factor: Google's "In the news" section displayed fake news stories so prominently that Google killed it in early December. “There should just be no situation where fake news gets distributed, so we are all for doing better here,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said at the time. Naturally, the type of content that is more likely to get clicked on is also more likely to get shared, commented on, and liked on Facebook. And Facebook and Google both reward engagement (or popularity, which gives off similar signals). That pushes an item higher on the newsfeed in Facebook's case, and on the search results page in Google's case. The performance of fake news on Google is correlated to its performance on Facebook because they both deal in the same currency — user engagement. So what does well on Facebook often does well on Google. This is correlation, not causation. But the fact that the two of them are occurring at the same time exacerbates the high-level presence of fake news generally. Google and Facebook dominate the amount of time people spend online and inside apps. The changes at Google help explain why fake news has suddenly gone from circulating in a tiny corner of the internet to something that outperforms real news, influences Google's predictive search, and has real world consequences — such as the Comet Ping Pong shooting, done by a man who was convinced from his internet searches that Clinton was using the restaurant as a front for a child abuse ring. Nearly 50% of Trump voters believe the same thing, according to research by Public Policy Polling. Disclosure: The author owns Google stock.
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-algorithm-change-fake-news-rankbrain-2016-12

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Brainwashing The World
By Hal Lindsey
 This week, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, summoned a group of conservative leaders to his headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  He wanted to fight allegations of a liberal bias within Facebook news. Gizmodo broke the story a couple of weeks ago.  They wrote, “Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential ‘trending’ news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project.” Facebook has consistently denied the claim. You may wonder why it’s a big deal.  Every news operation chooses what it will cover.  But Facebook does not bill itself as a news organization.  It’s a social media site.  Its news feed is supposedly based on what people have been clicking on over the last few hours.  That’s why they use the word “trending.” It’s not a news site, and yet more than a billion people read its news feed every day.  Farhad Manjoo wrote in a New York Times editorial, “Facebook is the world’s most influential source of news.”  He added that it “operates under a veneer of empiricism.  Many people believe that what you see on Facebook represents some kind of data-mined objective truth unmolested by the subjective attitudes of fair-and-balanced human beings.  None of that is true.  The question isn’t whether Facebook has outsize power to shape the world — of course it does, and of course you should worry about that power.” Two years ago, Facebook used its news feeds in a massive experiment.  They changed news content for a half million users, adding positive or negative stories to see if they could affect the mood of their users.  They discovered that what they put in the news feed does indeed influence the mood and attitude of users.  Positive stories meant more positive posts, and negative ones resulted in more negative posts. Lauren Weinstein, a privacy activist said at the time, “I wonder if Facebook killed anyone with their emotion manipulation stunt.”  She added, “At their scale and with depressed people out there, it’s possible.” Big media companies routinely monitor viewers and readers.  They watch what we click on, and how we move around their websites.  They see what stimulates us, and what doesn’t.  They claim to be trying to improve the end-user’s experience, though it’s usually about manipulation for the sake of successful advertising. But Facebook went beyond that. They actually ran psychological experiments on people without permission.  Have they stopped? Every week, Facebook employees use an internal poll to find out what most of them want to ask Mr. Zuckerberg.  On March 4th, they came up with this.  “What responsibility does Facebook have to help prevent President Trump in 2017?” So within the ranks of “the world’s most influential source of news,” there is a desire to use their vast reach as a means of manipulating the presidential election.  If they publicly said that they, as a company, were out to stop Donald Trump, which would be fine.  That would be a group of people using their influence to impact the system.  But if they do it secretly, while pretending that their news feeds are about nothing more than “what’s trending,” then they’re dead wrong. Newspapers and networks have always had bias in their news coverage.  But none of the other news sources have a billion viewers or readers.  And
even the proudest newspapers have never exhibited the kind of arrogance shown by Facebook, Google, Apple, and MicrosoftLike James Bond villains, the leaders of these companies honestly want to take over the world.  They are convinced that they can remake it in their own image.  And they lack the humility to understand what a disaster that would be. Americans consume thousands of commercials every day.  They identify with on-screen heroes that are often immoral and subversive.  Humans interpret facts based on context, and in 21st century America, the media provides much, if not most, of that context. This raises a question that should concern us all.  How can we know how much we’re being influenced by all this data going into our minds?  When the whole world is shifting, how can you know how much it has moved you? For millennia, builders have used a device called a “plumb line,” or “plumb bob.”  The design is deceptively simple — just a weight on the end of a string.  It is a way to measure if a wall is perfectly vertical.  When it is still, the weight hanging down from the string always points toward the center of the earth.  You can’t go by the ground, because it can be uneven or slanted.  But the plumb line will always be true. In Amos 7:7, God revealed Himself to Amos.  “The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in His hand.” (NIV) God’s plumb line is available to each of us.  It is His word.  It will always be true — always “plumb.”  From the world, we hear a cacophony of voices.  Who do you believe?  In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am… the truth.” Measure everything by Him.
http://www.hallindsey.com/ww-5-21-2016/

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Jerusalem of Trump: Where the president-elect might put the US embassy
A little-known lease agreement from 1989 suggests a forsaken plot in busy Talpiot could be the spot — though the Palestinians claim it is ‘stolen property,’ and Trump may not even know about it
By Raphael Ahren December 13, 2016, 5:48 am
Two dilapidated couches, a handful of battered chairs and a well-used grill sit in the empty lot. More debris is sprinkled around them — pieces of an old shoe, broken Heineken bottles, the rusty innersprings of an old mattress that somebody forgot here years ago. These are some of the items lying around the plot, adjacent to two busy Jerusalem thoroughfares, that was once designated as the site of the American embassy. For decades, this piece of land has lain barren, a gaping hole in the heart of the capital’s bustling Talpiot neighborhood that nobody paid much attention to. But now that the incoming US administration is announcing its intention to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, this piece of land, on the corner of Hebron Road and Daniel Yanovsky Street, could soon find itself in the global spotlight. As desolate as this plot may look today, it has a rich history and just might face a controversial future. The Arab world and particularly the Palestinians are sure to protest any country that wants to move its embassy to Jerusalem, regardless of the exact location. But Palestinian activists have claimed since the 1980s that this particular plot belongs at least partially to them and that it would be “unbecoming” for the US to establish an embassy “on land that is stolen property.”The little-known story of this piece of land goes back to the British Mandate era, when it housed the so-called Allenby Barracks, named after the UK’s General Edmund Allenby who operated an army base there. Later, the State of Israel maintained a border police station there. In the 1980s, American politicians, led by Republican Senator Jesse Helms, urged the administration to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy to the city. In 1988, a law was passed calling for two “diplomatic facilities” to be built in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.In the last days of the Reagan presidency, on January 18, 1989, US ambassador to Israel William Brown and Israel Lands Authority deputy director Moshe Gatt signed an agreement according to which a plot of land in Jerusalem would be leased from Israel to the US for 99 years, for $1 per year.“The fifteen-page ‘Land Lease and Purchase Agreement’ referred only to ‘the Jerusalem property,’ but almost immediately reports surfaced — later confirmed — that the land in question was located in what was known as the Allenby Barracks, the site of the British army’s Jerusalem garrison during the Mandate,” Palestinian scholar Walid Khalidi wrote in a 2000 article for the Journal of Palestine Studies. According to Khalidi, the plot is 31,250 square meters (7.7 acres). “Ever since the signature of the 1989 lease agreement and the insistent reports linking the site to the Allenby Barracks, Palestinian circles have questioned the lease’s legality on the grounds that the site of the envisaged embassy was Palestinian refugee property confiscated by the Israeli authorities, along with other refugee properties, since 1948,” Khalidi wrote. “More particularly, it was alleged that the site was part of an Islamic waqf.” (The Waqf is a Muslim religious trust active in Jerusalem.) A few years later, in 1995, the Jerusalem Embassy Act was passed, calling on the administration to recognize the Holy City as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy there. However, the law allowed for the president to waive the move if he or she deemed it detrimental to American national security interests. Since its passing, every US president — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — has signed the waiver every six months, despite Bush and Clinton having promised to move the embassy during their respective campaigns.  For this reason, many observers scoffed in disbelief when Donald Trump promised to relocate the embassy during a speech to the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC in March. But on Monday a top aide made headlines when she said that fulfilling this particular campaign promise was a “very big priority” for the president-elect. Later on Monday, Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Trump aides have started to scout out possible sites and that the move “was closer than ever.” The report indicated that a possible location for the embassy could be adjacent to the US Consulate building on 14 David Flusser Street, which is located in Arnona, less than 20 minutes’ walk from the site of the former Allenby Barracks. The US Consulate-General in Jerusalem currently operates two facilities in Jerusalem: the main branch on Agron Street (where it has owned a building since 1912) and the Consular Section on Flusser Street, which opened in 2010, replacing a building on Nablus Road, in East Jerusalem, which the US had been leasing since 1952. In 2014, the US purchased a building adjacent to the facility on Flusser Street — home to the Diplomat Hotel — which currently houses new immigrants. The Israeli authorities reportedly say that several years are needed to vacate the building. Almost two centuries of representation The US sent its first consul to Jerusalem in 1844, more than a century before the State of Israel was founded. Some 13 years later, the administration established a permanent consular presence in the Old City. The mission on Agron Street was declared a Consulate General in 1928, representing the US in Jerusalem (East and West), the West Bank and Gaza “as an independent mission,” since the US does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem. It is unclear at time of writing whether Trump’s team is seriously considering moving the embassy — which has been in its current location on Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Street since the late 1960s — to the Diplomat Hotel site adjacent to the Arnona consulate. It is possible that the president-elect and his aides are unaware that the US already has a large site earmarked for an embassy here at the former Allenby Barracks; this might seem inconceivable, but his transition team has reportedly not been discussing the embassy move with the State Department. Or it could be that the site has been deemed unsuitable, perhaps from a security point of view, given that it is located immediately adjacent to two busy streets, residential buildings and a playground. But the former Allenby Barracks, situated in pre-1967 Israel but very close to the pre-1967 Green Line, may be most controversial due to its disputed ownership. According to an article in a 2000 publication from the Badil Resource Center for Palestine Residency and Refugee Rights, 19 Palestinian families from Jerusalem “have been traced as owners of the property.” A small part of the property was requisitioned by Britain during the Mandate period, the article states. The rest is composed of five parcels: one belonged to the Waqf and four were rented from private owners until May 1948, when the State of Israel was founded. Walid Khalidi, the Palestinian scholar, wrote that activists — himself included — challenged the Land Lease and Purchase Agreement mere months after it was signed in 1989. Critics argued that the lease not only constituted a dramatic change in US policy — which does not recognize anyone’s sovereignty over Jerusalem before a final-status peace agreement is concluded — but also implied an American admission that Israel owned this piece of land. In June 1989, the State Department replied to these complaints by stating that it was “aware of claims that Islamic Trust (Waqf) holds an interest in a portion of the agreed site in Jerusalem” but had not been able “to locate any record of or support for this claim during a thorough title search completed by us.” A possible relocation of the embassy would be addressed “only in the context of a negotiated settlement of the West Bank and Gaza.” Ten years later, in 1999, a senior State Department official acknowledged that the Land Lease and Purchase Agreement “identified particular property” for the purpose of an embassy that “might be leased to the US by the government of Israel under certain conditions,” according to the article in the Badil journal. “As of today, however, the US has not entered into a lease for this or any other property under the Agreement.” According to paragraph 2.1 entitled “Principle Terms of the Lease and Purchase … the Government of Israel will immediately initiate all measures required for obtaining the sole and lawful ownership of the properties, free from any encumbrances or third party claims.” But Khalidi argued that the position that the 1989 lease had not gone into effect “flies in the face of the wording of the lease itself.” Khalidi, who taught at Oxford, Harvard and the American University of Beirut and founded the Institute for Palestine Studies, did extensive research into the most minute details of the question over the ownership. Concluding his 8,000-word article on the matter, he argued that the plot of the Allenby Barracks is “confiscated refugee land” that the UK had no claims to, and that Israel had thus no right to lease it to the US. “With all that Jerusalem connotes, it is, to say the least, unbecoming for the United States’s future embassy in that city to be built on land that is stolen property,” Khalidi wrote. Today, the Palestinians are vocal in their opposition to the entire notion of a possible relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem. “I hope that the new administration will carefully measure its policy toward the city and continue to adhere to the declared and official position of the US about Jerusalem,” Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, the chief Palestine Liberation Organization representative to the US, told The New York Times this week. “Taking sides with Israel on such a sensitive and highly emotional issue will further escalate tension in an area that is already volatile.” The American embassy in Tel Aviv did not reply to several Times of Israel queries on the disputed ownership of the Allenby Barracks site. In an email, an embassy official stated: “Since Israel’s founding, Administrations of both parties have maintained a consistent policy of recognizing no state as having sovereignty over Jerusalem. We remain committed to this long-standing policy. Every US Administration, Republican or Democrat, has taken the position that the status of Jerusalem must be permanently resolved through negotiations between the parties.” In Israel, the wish to see the embassy in Jerusalem is relatively widespread, shared by politicians from most of the way across the political spectrum (though emphatically excluding the Arab parties). “No relationship between two countries is so close as the relationship between Israel and the US, and therefore it is an anomaly that Washington never recognized Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s capital,” said Deputy Minister Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to the US. “The issue is not where the American embassy will be,” continued Oren, who before entering politics was a historian specializing on US-Israel ties. “It is that US recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This move need not prejudice the peace process in any way.” He added: “I don’t care where the embassy is built, as long as it’s in Jerusalem.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-of-trump-where-the-president-elect-might-put-the-us-embassy/

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FBI Disagrees With CIA On Russian Influence In The Presidential Election
Russ Read Pentagon/Foreign Policy Reporter 5:55 PM 12/11/2016
The FBI did not corroborate the CIA’s claim that Russia had a hand in the election of President-elect Donald Trump in a meeting with lawmakers last week. A
senior FBI counterintelligence official met with Republican and Democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in order to give the bureau’s view of a recent CIA report. The official did not concur with the CIA, frustrating Democrats. The CIA believes Russia “quite” clearly intended to send Trump to the White House. The claim is a bold one, and concerned Democrats and some Republicans who are worried about Trump’s desire to mend relations with an increasingly aggressive Russia. The CIA report was “direct, bald and unqualified,” one of the officials at the meeting told The Washington Post Saturday. The different conclusions reached by the two intelligence agencies is a reflection of their different institutional styles. CIA officials often use past behavior and analysis based on gathered intelligence to advise leaders, whereas the FBI comes from a more legalistic background which relies on hard evidence to make a case. Completing this poll entitles you to Daily Caller news updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama ordered a full-scope investigation into the allegations against the Kremlin. Obama wants the investigation to be completed before he leaves office in late January, and intends to declassify as much of it as possible. Legislators want to accompany the report with a congressional investigation. “Only in this way can the American people know the extent of Russian interference and we can attempt to inoculate ourselves against continued meddling in our elections,” Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, told the Washington Post. Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the committee, sided with FBI’s assessment. “There is no clear evidence — even now,” he told the Post. “There’s a lot of innuendo, lots of circumstantial evidence, that’s it.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/11/fbi-disagrees-with-cia-on-russian-influence-in-the-presidential-election/#ixzz4SfRGYCVn

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Globalism vs. Nationalism-The New Civil War
I have delayed writing this piece for two days. The delay was not caused by my lack of confidence in my ability to connect the dots of America’s impending doom. My hesitation was due to the fact that the upcoming scenario is so devastating to our country and I find the material to be emotionally unnerving. Therefore, I am issuing a “viewer discretion” warning related to this two-part series.
The Motivation to Attack Trump and Nationalist Movement All wars and revolutions first start in the mind. And from this perspective, America is already embroiled in a civil war.
This civil war can be accurately characterized as the globalists vs. the nationalists. Before these bipolar opposites related to governance are analyzed, let’s first look at the prime directives of the globalists because they are the least understood by the general public. The New World Order seeks to enslave humanity in the following manner: The evisceration of all national boundaries and native cultures to make it easier to impose the globalist will upon the people. The refugee/resettlement program is a prime example of this “global” thinking. Trump and his followers are a threat to this version of the global agenda where immigration is controlled by national authorities instead of being ignored by the executive branch of government. If Trump is able to establish national control of our borders, globalism takes a big step backwards.     The establishment of autocratic global governance is key to the master plan for a New World Order. The free-trade agreements (e.g. NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP) are a cornerstone to destroy national boundaries, the political sovereignty, and national economies in order to achieve their global governance goals. The notion of tariffs has become antiquated. National governments no longer exist to protect the people, they exist to protect and maximize corporate profits. The wholesale relocation of businesses overseas in search of cheap third-world labor has replaced mercantilism as the primary system of economics. This lasissez-faire approach to economics wrestles all political authority away from a nation’s political structure and replaces it with global and corporate governance. Nations will eventually die as will the civil liberties of each country such as the United States. Under this system, the people become the property of the fascist corporate state and these individuals will be bent to the will of the globalists. Therefore, the modern nations, such as the United States, with its constitutional republic, must be totally and utterly destroyed. With Trump’s proposal to impose a 35% tax on all imports, in order to save American jobs, spits in the face of globalism. Does anyone believe that the New World Order is going to respect the rule of law and comply with the express will of the people who elected Donald Trump? Of course not, and that is why we are in a state of war. The establishment of the New World Order and the threat that Donald Trump and his followers pose cannot be accurately portrayed in the typical left-right paradigm. It can only be portrayed as a Globalist vs. Nationalist agenda. The Fake News Paradigm The designation of “fake news”, or what Congress is now calling it,  foreign propaganda, is typical of this globalist thinking. All loyalty is owed to the corporate, global-governance and any nationalist movement is viewed as not only antiquated, but treasonous and will eventually be dealt with in the same manner that President Lincoln dealt with the South when they attempted to withdraw from the Union. Any website or radio show that professes belief in Constitutional ideals and Christian principles, is a traitor to the cause of globalism. Therefore, when the CSS expresses support for the Bill of Rights, I am committing an act of terrorism against the new global state that has hijacked our government. The Historical Significance of the Trump Movement The survival of all nation-states is on its last legs. The enemy is not within the gates, the globalist enemy has seized control over all of our institutions and have destroyed our cornerstone institutions such as education and the Christian church. On Sunday, when Trump said he wanted to restore prayer in school, it is clear to me that he has an appreciation for the moment that he occupies in world history. Conclusion America is at the abyss of a desolate dictatorial tyranny like the world has never seen. Americans are on the verge of not only losing their freedoms, but ultimately, we will lose our soul if we do not individually and collectively change course from a spiritual perspective. Further, globalist governance is a threat to 95% of the humans on this planet as the globalists, themselves, have advocated for the elimination of all of the useless eaters, all 95% of us. This is what Clinton meant when she used the word “deplorables” to describe the noncompliant nationalists. Does it make sense now why the globalists would promote a 4th degree Coven witch as a presidential candidate? Due to sheer length and nothing else, this analysis must be broken into two parts. In part two, there is a decided three-tiered approach to end the populist threat of Donald Trump. America is in the middle of this threat. The threat, if successful, will culminate with the prevention of Trump taking office, or moving to the more vile threat of the possible assassination of Donald Trump. It is clear from the emerging scenario, the real threat to the American people is what will follow the death of Trump’s populist movement. Did anyone catch the Army-Navy football game? I don’t watch much football anymore. However, the Army-Navy game has been a family tradition since I was five years old. I still catch part of each Army-Navy game in remembrance of my father. This past Saturday, I just happened to catch when the crowd realized that Donald Trump was in attendance and began to chant in unison, “Make America Great Again”. It was enough to bring to tears to one’s eyes. The globalists must move swiftly against Donald Trump and the Independent Media in order to prevent the rising tide of nationalism. In part two of this series, I will describe this previously mentioned three-tiered approach to taking down America’s last nationalist movement. America is indeed on life-support. Can we awaken our nation from its self-induced coma? Part two answers these questions. Please pray for Donald Trump as well as nation.
http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2016/12/12/globalism-vs-nationalism-the-new-civil-war/

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 Eric ZUESSE | 12.12.2016 | WORLD
US Government Is Secretly Allied with America's Enemies
 [NOTE: On the morning of December 11th, German Economic News headlined “Brutal Power Struggle in the U.S.: CIA Is Targeting Donald Trump” (“Brutaler Machtkampf in den USA: CIA nimmt Donald Trump ins Visier”), and the following essay places that event into its essential broader global and historical context — because the future of America, and of the world, will be shaped by the outcome of this power-struggle, which cannot be truthfully understood outside of that broader context, regardless what happens. PS: The
CIA’s alleged allegations in that matter are lies, and here’s how a former British Ambassador tells how he knows that they’re lies.] Everyone knows that jihadists, and people who fund their terrorism against the United States and against other (non-fundamentalist-Islamic) nations, are enemies of every (non-fundamentalist-Islamic) nation, including the United States. However, what isn’t well known is that the U.S. federal government is itself secretly allied with jihadists and their funders — secretly allied with (and dependent upon) the enemies of all nations (including the U.S.) that aren’t fundamentalist-Islamic. Our government is secretly allied with jihadist groups in a number of countries, and is allied especially with the Arab royal families who finance jihadists in all countries (except their own — none of those royals wants jihadists to attack their own countries: their deal with jihadists is for them to attack only other countries). Even thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. by a team of 19 jihadists — 15 of whom were Saudis — the former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was saying in an email to her friend John Podesta on 17 August 2014, that "we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL [ISIS] and other radical Sunni groups in the region.” The phrase “the government of Qatar” refers to the Thani family, who own that country; and the phrase “the government of Saudi Arabia” refers to the Saud family, who own that country. She was referring to the Thanis (and their vassals) and to the Sauds (and their vassals) — they’re the main and enduring sources of funding for ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other ‘terrorist’ (actually jihadist) groups. (The word ‘terrorist’ is used in order to make the public think that jihadists are no different from, or are basically similar to, other types of terrorists, such as Timothy McVeigh, and many different types of terrorists. But jihadists belong actually in a different and more dangerous category from those, and that’s the type of terrorist which is posing a significant national-security threat, in the United States, and in many other countries.) One might want to, as Hillary Clinton said, “bring pressure upon” — as opposed to harm or kill — an ally. However, an enemy (which is what those families actually are) is supposed to be treated differently (and far more harshly) than that. Ms. Clinton was stating that the U.S. government should bring pressure upon the Thanis and the Sauds, to stop their funding foreign jihadists such as Al Qaeda and ISIS — their funding of groups that endanger Americans. However, no indication has been presented showing that either Ms. Clinton or her State Department even brought pressure upon those allies — not even 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, which attacks those Arabic royal families (especially the Sauds) financed — and those ‘allies’, according to her, were still doing this. When she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton sent a cable dated 30 December 2009 which said of the Saudi government (owned by the Saud family): It has been an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority. … Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide. … Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT, and other terrorist groups, including Hamas, which probably raise millions of dollars annually from Saudi sources. … That cable also said of the Qatar Government (owned by the Thani family): Qatar’s overall level of CT [Counter Terrorist] cooperation with the U.S. is considered the worst in the region. Al-Qaida, the Taliban, UN-1267 listed LeT, and other terrorist groups exploit Qatar as a fundraising locale. Although Qatar’s security services have the capability to deal with direct threats and occasionally have put that capability to use, they have been hesitant to act against known terrorists. ...  The long-suppressed ‘missing 28 pages’ from the U.S. Congress’s 9/11 report documented that the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud (a top member of the Saud family), and his wife, had regularly been sending multi-thousand-dollar funds to the two Saudi minders who were paying for the flight-training and apartment rents for (basically setting-up) some of the 15 Saudi (out of the 19 total) 9/11 hijackers, prior to the attacks. Furthermore, suppressed U.S. court testimony that was presented under oath by the former bagman for Osama bin Laden (he had collected in cash in person each one of the million-dollar-plus donations to Al Qaeda prior to 9/11), who also had been Al Qaeda’s bookkeeper, Zacarias Moussaoui, stated that he had collected million-dollar-plus cash donations from each of the Saud Princes, including Prince Bandar. Moussaoui said that making such a donation was like a rite-of-passage for them, passage into the possibility of being approved by the Wahhabist clergy, which approval is essential in order for a Prince to be even considered for promotion to the kingship. That’s the Saud family, an ally of the U.S. federal government — and an enemy of the American nation. In the view of America’s federal government, those are friends, allies; and Russia and China, and any of their friends, are enemies. This is not really ‘national defense’ for America; it is old-style, Empire-building, big-power ‘politics’, which is another phrase for war between aristocracies. Though the communist-versus-capitalist Cold War ended on the Russian and Chinese side (the formerly communist nations), it did not end on the U.S.-and-allied side; it continues to this day, as a U.S. fascist war to extend the American aristocracy’s empire. Anyone who doubts or questions this allegation should see Oliver Stone’s masterpiece, his 10-part documentary series, and parallel book (all co-authored with the great historian Peter Kuznick) Untold History of the United States. Oliver Stone’s courage and genius in producing this astounding work are above and beyond any comment, because this work blows away the standard filth that passes for ‘history’ about all U.S. Presidents from the time of Truman onward; and, clearly, the U.S. federal government during this entire period has been effectively controlled by America’s enemies, a few American billionaires and their thousands of hirees. They have profited enormously by immiserating the world — including a large portion of the American people (though not nearly so much as the residents of other countries — as this 10-part (“10 Chapter”) movie makes excruciatingly clear). If you want to get an accurate idea of the entire series, just see Chapter One, and Chapter Two, which are at those links, free of charge. That’ll tell you more about America — and about this entire series (all of which is simply breathtaking) — than any ‘review’ of it possibly can. Judge it for yourself. Then see the entire series — and judge the U.S. federal government, finally, upon the basis of its reality (no longer just its exquisitely air-brushed myths). Every school-child should see this series. On that basis, we would have a truthfully informed electorate. (The book provides the documentary sources.) And only with a truthfully informed electorate can a democracy exist. Prior to Hillary’s becoming the U.S. Secretary of State, the Clinton Foundation had collected a total of $10 million to $25 million from the Saud family and their vassals (the Sauds’ subordinate aristocrats, such as the bin Ladens — but all from official government accounts). As the U.S. Secretary of State, she and her State Department celebrated in 2011 the Saud family’s purchase of $29.4 billion worth of U.S. Boeing F15-SA bombers (which now were destroying Saudi Arabia’s neighboring country of Yemen, with American bombs); and, as Lee Fang of The Intercept noted about that, “As weapons transfers were being approved, both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Boeing made donations to the Clinton Foundation. The Washington Post revealed that a Boeing lobbyist helped with fundraising in the early stages of Hillary Clinton’s current presidential campaign.” Although Ms. Clinton is no longer in the U.S. federal government, there is no change, because she was merely part of a system that has ruled the United States without real challenge since at least 24 February 1990, if not before (going back at least to the Eisenhower Administration, and — in some respects — even back to President Harry S. Truman) — it’s the ancient system of Empire, which has gradually, after World War II, come to replace the previous American system of a partial (originally a slaveholding) democracy, returning to America’s pre-Revololutionary condition of being subjects in an Empire, but this time it was the domestic American Empire, not the foreign British Empire. Although the ‘anti-communist’ ideological excuse for terminating America’s democracy, and becoming just another aristocratic empire, ended on 24 February 1990 (after which, U.S. foreign policy became purely a grab for global empire), the grab for global empire continued on, and has especially been surging in President Obama’s second Administration (2013-2016), with Obama’s increasing references to America as “the one indispensable nation” — meaning that all others are “dispensable,” as Imperial nations have always viewed all other nations to be. During Obama’s second term — first in Ukraine, and then in Syria — the possibility of nuclear war against Russia and China (the main targets to be ultimately conquered) arose: first, it arose with conventional wars in the battlefields of Syria (via a jihadist-proxy U.S. invasion there) and Ukraine (via a fascist coup that was perpetrated in February 2014 but started in the planning-stages by no later than 2011). (Obama also started preparations to strangle China by limiting China’s essential commercial transports through their nearby South China Sea.) Obama thus hopes that his successor will continue these buildups toward conquest (perhaps to nuclear war in the battlefields of Russia and/or China). But President-Elect Trump has said that he will militarily concentrate instead only against jihadistsnot conquest of any nation. (And, of course, nuclear weapons aren’t useful for that.) He says, basically, that the U.S. government will not continue to be the enemy of the American people, and that it will instead employ its vast military purely to protect the American people. That would be a sharp reversal of direction since 24 February 1990, if he adheres to it (which many people don’t expect him to do — and his appointment of the super-neocon John Bolton as the #2 at the U.S. State Department fits strongly that pessimistic view).  It should be emphasized that there is nothing unusual about the American government’s being its own population’s biggest enemy. There is nothing unusual about a government’s being, and being allied with, an enemy to its own population. It doesn’t happen only in ‘banana republics’. In many countries, the leadership are actually enemies of the public and therefore are allied with the nation’s enemies. This is the normal situation for any country that's under foreign rule, such as a colony. When a domestic aristocracy (‘oligarchs’) control a country, these aristocrats are normally part of an empire, which is controlled by the aristocracy (‘oligarchs’) that control a superpower; and the superpower-aristocrats then extract from those vassal-aristocrats a share of the takings from that foreign public. No clear indication exists that President Donald Trump will terminate such extractions, either from the American public, or from publics of other nations. Trump’s plans to increase America’s already incredibly bloated ‘defense’ budget — which is still geared toward conquest instead of toward killing jihadists (which latter requires nothing like such a vast military expenditure) — suggest that Trump has no such actual intention: that he will instead continue America’s pursuit of empire. However, his words are contrary to that: he starts by saying that he only wants to negotiate with Russia and China, not to conquer them. But there is no indication that he has any intention of ending the U.S. government’s alliances with the American nation’s enemies. Only if the U.S. government ends its alliances with the American people’s enemies, will the situation be able to change for the better.  On Wednesday September 28th, Morning Consult bannered “Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto of 9/11 Bill”, and Eli Yokeley reported that: Congress on Wednesday forcibly voted to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, despite Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan’s warning of “grave” risks to American national security if it becomes law. Despite his late plea, the Senate voted 97-1 to override Obama’s veto, with only Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voting to sustain it. In the House, the override attempt passed in similar fashion, 348 to 77. It’s a stunning rebuke for the Obama administration, and was met with stern condemnation from the White House, which had echoed the concerns raised by intelligence and economic officials. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest lambasted lawmakers, noting concerns raised by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on the floor Wednesday that he and other lawmakers had not had time to review all of the bill’s ramifications. In that sense, Earnest said the vote was “an abdication of their basic responsibilities as elected representatives of the American people.” He called it “the single most embarrassing thing the United States Senate has done possibly since 1983,” referring to a big veto override in the 1980s. While acknowledging the “pain of September 11th,” the CIA director warned lawmakers Wednesday morning that passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act could do harm to America’s own officials working overseas who enjoy the same immunity the country has extended to people like the Saudis. … The Obama Administration was arguing that it’s necessary to hold the royal Sauds and their vassals harmless for whatever they did to finance and organize the 9/11 attacks, because otherwise there would be jeopardy “to America’s own officials working overseas who enjoy the same immunity.” In other words, the Administration’s argument was that all aristocrats must stand above the laws of every country. (But do America’s aristocrats really want to perpetrate attacks like the 9/11 attacks against another country? Against what country?) If President Trump continues this policy of the Obama Presidency, then Trump will continue the U.S. federal government’s war against the American people; and the hope of, finally, ending the Cold War on America’s side — as Russia and China already had ended it by no later than 1991 on theirs — won’t be achieved in his Presidency. His promises “to clean the swamp in Washington” would turn out to have been mere lies. If, on the other hand, Trump was sincere about that (and yet doesn’t become assassinated), then he’ll probably turn out to have been the best American President since the time of FDR, because he’ll have gone a long way toward re-establishing democracy in America. Certainly, that can’t happen while the U.S. government remains secretly allied with America’s enemies.
http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/12/us-government-secretly-allied-with-americas-enemies.html

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The CIA's Secret Plans For 'President Trump' And America Exposed As YouTuber Destroys The 'Mainstream Media'
- Remember! Government Propaganda Was Legalized To Be Used Against The American People Years Ago!
December 11, 2016 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
Back in July of 2013, WND published a story in which they reported a new law allowed Barack Obama to 'take over' the media. Granting the federal government massive new powers to saturate the American people with domestic propaganda at US taxpayer expense, if you're one of those people who think that WND story or this ANP story might be 'Russian propaganda', we always suggest you check at least 3 very different sources to confirm your information. For example: On May 18th of 2012, Buzzfeed reported: "Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban" - Propaganda that was supposed to target foreigners could now be aimed at Americans, reversing a longstanding policy. “Disconcerting and dangerous,” says Shank. “I just don’t want to see something this significant – whatever the pros and cons – go through without anyone noticing,” says one source on the Hill, who is disturbed by the law. According to this source, the law would allow “U.S. propaganda intended to influence foreign audiences to be used on the domestic population.” The new law would give sweeping powers to the government to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. “It removes the protection for Americans,” says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law. “It removes oversight from the people who want to put out this information. There are no checks and balances. No one knows if the information is accurate, partially accurate, or entirely false.” On July 14th of 2013, Foreign Policy reported: "US Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans". For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened? On July 16th of 2013, SFGate reported: "US Government-Funded Domestic Propaganda Has Officially Hit The Airwaves" The U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm has begun the "unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption," John Hudson of Foreign Policy reported on Sunday. The content arrives with the enactment of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry (R- Texas) and Rep. Adam Smith (D- Wash.), which was inserted into the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The reform effectively nullifies the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which was amended in 1985 specifically to prohibit U.S. organizations from using information "to influence public opinion in the United States." While Hillary Clinton is busy lamenting over 'fake news' winning the election for Donald Trump and Obama cries 'Russian propaganda' into his cheerios while the CIA declares the Russians hacked the election, it's great to see Donald Trump ripping those who are really pushing fake news as the 2016 election saw Americans awaken 'en masse'. As we see and hear in the first video below, an excellent new video going viral we suggest everybody watch, fake news has already caused massive chaos and social unrest across America and has been pushed by the mainstream media. The mainstream media has very real blood on their hands. Warning us of the 'dark forces within', just as Alex Jones warns us in the 2nd and final video below, we're getting more and more evidence every day those 'dark forces' are still attempting to extinguish the 1st Amendment in America. The new story from Breitbart is called "8 Times Hillary Clinton Pushed Fake News" and while the
8 examples seen below outline some of what we know of, what still lurks behind closed Clinton and MSM doors? Vince Foster? What more? 1. "Landing Under Sniper Fire” 2. Her grandmother was an immigrant 3. A recruiter shut down her attempt to join the Marines because she was a woman 4.The Benghazi attack was a protest against a YouTube video 5. She never sent or received classified email on her homebrew email server 6. Russia was behind Wikileaks' release of John Podesta's emails 7. She's a sweet grandma 8. A 'Stranger' just happened to find her in public And are we now witnessing the final gasps of alternative media in America as asked by Gerald Celente in this new story from King World News? Has liberty departed America as Paul Craig Roberts asks in his most recent story? With one California professor actually calling Donald Trump's win 'an act of terrorism' while the rapidly dying mainstream media hyperventilates over its self-contrived 'Russian conspiracy' stealing the election for Trump, we see why some are so concerned still, even though Trump won, as we live within the most dangerous days and hours of our Republic. As we read in Roberts story, the masses of American people have been brainwashed, and for many, many years. Shall they be irredeemably so? If so, all bets are off for the future of humanity. To close from Paul Craig Roberts.: The CIA’s success in controlling public perception of what our Founding Fathers would have regarded as suspicious events involving the government enables those in power positions within government to orchestrate events that serve hidden agendas. The events of September 11 created the new paradigm of endless war in behalf of a Washington-dominated world. The CIA’s success in controlling public perceptions has made it impossible to investigate elite political crimes. Consequently, it is now possible for treason to be official US government policy. Is the CIA correct that the American people are forever brainwashed, subject only to the explanations given by their overlords? If so, all Americans are slated to be the most oppressed people in history.
http://allnewspipeline.com/Trump_Destroys_The_Real_Fake_News.php

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etc. But it is not an exciting time for the lukewarm or the ungodly, it shall be a terrible time, a time of a dictator, a dictator government that dictates, that takes away your rights, that takes away your freedoms, that takes away the things that you have, the things that you never expected that they would control, they shall control. Oh, what an hour is just ahead. etc..

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Senate Quietly Passes The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act"
by Tyler Durden Dec 12, 2016 1:13 AM
While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill  "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in  coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly,” another, perhaps even more dangerous and limiting to civil rights and freedom of speech bill passed on December 8. Recall that
as we reported in early June, "a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth has been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.” Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles. “These countries spend vast sums of money on advanced broadcast and digital media capabilities, targeted campaigns, funding of foreign political movements, and other efforts to influence key audiences and populations,” Portman explained, adding that while the U.S. spends a relatively small amount on its Voice of America, the Kremlin provides enormous funding for its news organization, RT.“Surprisingly,” Portman continued, “there is currently no single U.S. governmental agency or department charged with the national level development, integration and synchronization of whole-of-government strategies to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.”  Long before the "fake news" meme became a daily topic of extensive conversation on wuch mainstream fake news portals as CNN and WaPo, H.R. 5181 would rask the Secretary of State with coordinating the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to “establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response,” which will pinpoint sources of disinformation, analyze data, and — in true dystopic manner — ‘develop and disseminate’ “fact-based narratives” to counter effrontery propaganda. Fast forward to this past Thursday, December 8, when the "Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act" passed in the Senate, quietly inserted inside the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. Here is the full statement issued by the generously funded Senator Rob Portman (R- Ohio) on the passage of a bill that further chips away at press liberties in the US, and which sets the stage for future which hunts and website shutdowns, purely as a result of an accusation that any one media outlet or site is considered as a source of "disinformation and propaganda" and is shut down by the government. Senate Passes Major Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill as Part of NDAA Portman/Murphy Bill Promotes Coordinated Strategy to Defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and Disinformation from Russia, China & Others U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has passed the Senate as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation by establishing an interagency center housed at the State Department to coordinate and synchronize counter-propaganda efforts throughout the U.S. government. To support these efforts, the bill also creates a grant program for NGOs, think tanks, civil society and other experts outside government who are engaged in counter-propaganda related work. This will better leverage existing expertise and empower local communities to defend themselves from foreign manipulation. “The passage of this bill in the Senate today takes us one critical step closer to effectively confronting the extensive, and destabilizing, foreign propaganda and disinformation operations being waged against us. While the propaganda and disinformation threat has grown, the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel. Today we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on,” said Senator Portman. “With the help of this bipartisan bill, the disinformation and propaganda used against our allies and our interests will fail.” “Congress has taken a big step in fighting back against fake news and propaganda from countries like Russia. When the president signs this bill into law, the United States will finally have a dedicated set of tools and resources to confront our adversaries’ widespread efforts to spread false narratives that undermine democratic institutions and compromise America’s foreign policy goals,” said Murphy. “I’m proud of what Senator Portman and I accomplished here because it’s long past time for the U.S. to get off the sidelines and confront these growing threats.” NOTE: The bipartisan Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is organized around two main priorities to help achieve the goal of combatting the constantly evolving threat of foreign disinformation. They are as follows: The first priority is developing a whole-of-government strategy for countering foreign propaganda and disinformation. The bill would increase the authority, resources, and mandate of the Global Engagement Center to include state actors like Russia and China in addition to violent extremists. The Center will be led by the State Department, but with the active senior level participation of the Department of Defense, USAID, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Intelligence Community, and other relevant agencies. The Center will develop, integrate, and synchronize whole-of-government initiatives to expose and counter foreign disinformation operations and proactively advance fact-based narratives that support U.S. allies and interests. Second, the legislation seeks to leverage expertise from outside government to create more adaptive and responsive U.S. strategy options. The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. This fund will complement and support the Center’s role by integrating capabilities and expertise available outside the U.S. government into the strategy-making process. It will also empower a decentralized network of private sector experts and integrate their expertise into the strategy-making process.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-10/senate-quietly-passes-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act

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Pharma Giant’s Vaccines Had Glass In Them, But They Refuse Recall
By Erin Elizabeth - December 12, 2016
(Editor’s note: Companies owned by multi-billion pharma giant Sanofi, have paid huge criminal fines in the past (feel free to look it up in the mainstream media) so the fact that professors and medical doctors think this is horrific, too does not surprise us!) Sanofi Pasteur, one the world’s leading vaccine makers (No. 2 among vaccine makers, with global sales of $6 billion) with a checkered past, had a potentially serious and costly problem on its hands in April of 2013: Its Monroe County plant discovered pieces of glass in batches of a vaccine intended for babies. It is unclear how many ActHIB vaccines affected by delamination were distributed as Sanofi refused to provide numbers when asked. The glass was found in samples of a vaccine that had already been distributed to customers and which would not expire until September 2014. Sanofi did the right thing and sent the samples to an outside laboratory for analysis where the lab found evidence of delamination (which occurs when vaccine vials shed flakes of glass called lamellae). But, in true Big Pharma fashion, their responsibility stopped there. Sanofi allowed doctors and nurses all over the country to continue injecting babies with the potentially problematic ActHIB for another YEAR AND A HALF. The FDA didn’t do a thing. Why? They trusted the company’s assurances that the vaccine was safe. That’s like asking the fox to guard the hen house! STILL think your vaccines are safe and that the FDA is first and foremost concerned about your welfare and the welfare of your child? (The health risks posed to someone, by vaccine vial delamination, are widely believed to be minuscule- although there exists a potential for blood clots to form as a result of contaminated vaccines that are administered intravenously (directly into a vein). But then and again, vaccines themselves are widely believed to be safe. And yet, EVERY YEAR, thousands and thousands of kids have life threatening, life altering and life ending side effects. But not only that, as a parent, don’t you at least want the opportunity to say, “No thank you, I’ll take the vaccine without small flecks of glass.”) The reason we are only NOW hearing about this is because The Morning Call pieced together what happened, including Sanofi’s behind-the-scenes interactions with the FDA, using government documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act. (A huge “Thank You” to The Morning Call.) Sanofi spokesman Sean Clements responded to questions in an email like this: “Asked why the company did not notify the public or issue a recall for the vaccines, which are used to inoculate children against a bacterial infection that can cause meningitis, he said, “The products that were shipped from our facilities met the applicable requirements and specifications for safety and efficacy. There were no additional actions required by FDA.” With good reason, some experts and watchdogs in the industry believe the company’s and the FDA’s handling of the matter raises important questions and concerns: John G. Culhane, an expert in health policy law at the Delaware Law School of Widener University in Chester, Delaware County: “If you think your product has a defect, recall the damn thing. Why wouldn’t a company want to? … A lot of times, it’s a matter of economics.” Dr. Michael Carome, director of the health research group at Public Citizen, an advocacy group in Washington: he chalks it up to the deference the agency affords the pharmaceutical companies it is charged with regulating and the extent to which it relies on the companies to monitor themselves, “Too often the FDA is not an effective regulator. They are often too slow to act when there are serious problems. The [pharmaceutical] industry is more like a client or customer of the agency, and less like a regulated entity.” The lack of transparency, he said, “leads to distrust in the heath care system and the companies that make these products.” YES. And this happens a lot, to all manufacturers: 2010: Baxter recalled an estimated 3,500 vials of Hylenex recombinant. • 2010: Amgen recalled Epogen and Procrit. • 2013: Fresenius Kabi USA recalled benztropine mesylate, a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. • 2013: Merck recalled a lot of Gardasil vaccine. At any point, Sanofi could have done the same thing. But they didn’t. In fact, finding the delamination didn’t even lead to an examination of other products that used vials from the same vendor. But they did get back to the FDA and let them know that the glass particles in the vials weren’t lamellae but simply glass chips from damaged vials. They then placed the blame on an unnamed third-party contractor:     “Significantly, we have changed the manufacturer of the vials,”  Sanofi spokesman Clements said.  “While we don’t disclose specifics of our operation or details on our investment, as part of continuous improvements to strengthen our manufacturing operations and quality systems, we worked closely with the FDA in our remediation plans.” Notice how they just get to blame someone else, change vial companies, and then it’s business as usual? Unbelievable. (Remember when Chipotle had the FDA up their butts and how their business has been decimated as a result? And they didn’t keep anything a secret!) The FDA and Sanofi both had spokespeople who said that at no point was a recall necessary because at no point was anyone in any danger. But again, it would have been nice to at least be informed. However, the FDA doesn’t really want us making our own decisions or using our brains. They want us to blindly trust and follow what they say so they can keep lining their pockets. Remember how Sanofi changed vial companies, because THEY were the actual cause of the problem? Well, in Jan of 2015, Sanofi informed the FDA it had found particulates in another new batch of ActHIB. Well, an analysis determined some but not all of the particulates were lamellae; some were just mysterious bits of glass not caused by delamination, and one was a piece of stainless steel. Ah, the safety and security of a good vaccine. Source: The Morning Call
http://www.healthnutnews.com/pharma-giants-vaccines-glass-refuse-recall/

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etc.. Watch, watch, watch as you begin to see the monetary system totally crumble and collapse, etc..

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Financial Black Hole Will Be Filled-Gregory Mannarino
By Greg Hunter On December 11, 2016 In Market Analysis By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)
Analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino says the bond market and stock market are way out of kilter and look for a big correction. Mannarino explains, “Something has to give here.  Either a lot of cash has to go back into the bond market, and I don’t know where it’s going to come from, or the stock market has to come down to normalize this.  Right now, the market is trying to price in a new President here with his outlook on the economy, lowering corporate taxes and trying to create jobs.” Mannarino also points out, “Asset prices have been pushed to extremes, and either an extreme to the top or an extreme to the bottom. In the middle is kind of like a black hole, and this black hole has to be filled.  . . . That hole has been created by runaway central banks that have done everything they can to re-inflate bubbles that have burst. For example, the last housing bubble that they re-inflated.  Housing is now more expensive than it has ever been.  It’s the same with the stock market bubble.  They have done this on the back of a debt bubble, which is the most epic bubble the world has ever seen.” On the continued price crush and manipulation of gold and silver prices, Mannarino says, “For the longest time, we know the price is not real. It’s been faked.  It’s been manipulated.  Why? . . . They can’t have real money, which is gold and silver competing with fake money, which is the fiat currencies around the world.  So, they are determined to suppress this for a lot of reasons. Countries and rich people are still acquiring this, and this is an amazing opportunity for people.  We know for a fact these prices are being deliberately suppressed.  What does that tell us?  That’s where we should be, it’s that simple.  I don’t think we will see a normalization with the precious metals until there are shortages. . . . I think the environment with a Trump Administration is extremely bullish for precious metals. . . . I like gold, but silver is my favorite.” In closing, Mannarino contends, “Everything has changed. The trajectory we were on was straight down a rat hole of epic proportions.  We were on a path to wipe out the middle class.  I think the game has changed.  I think, moving forward, we are going to see a stronger dollar.  We are going to see precious metals rise into that stronger dollar.  Trump is extremely bullish for our economy.” Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with analyst and trader Gregory Mannarino of TradersChoice.net. After the Interview: Mannarino warns, even though he sees a Trump Administration as bullish for the economy, he still sees big price corrections in everything, including stocks, bonds, currencies, real estate and precious metals. He adds, this correction will look like a financial calamity to many.  There is free information, analysis and videos on TradersChoice.net.
http://usawatchdog.com/financial-black-hole-will-be-filled-gregory-mannarino/

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 Canadian Law Erasing Moms And Dads From State Documents Reduces Children To Chattel
This so-called ‘All Families are Equal Act’ is really about destroying all families. This is a first huge step toward regulating all other personal relationships.

By Stella Morabito December 7, 2016
Nobody has a mother or a father, according to a certain Bill 28 recently passed in the legislature of Ontario, Canada. Got that? The law’s official title is: “An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Vital Statistics Act and various other Acts respecting parentage and related registrations.” Basically, the law scrubs the words “mother” and “father” from documents, and replaces them with the neutered term “parent.” The law also raises the number of legal parents to as many as four per child. In other words, the government of Ontario will cease to legally recognize the natural origins of any of its citizens. If you live in Ontario, you now have no right for the state to recognize you as either a mother or a father to your child, biological or otherwise. Likewise, no child there has the right to a legally recognized biological mother or father. Recognizing the relationship is now the sole prerogative of the state. As with all bad legislation that cannot survive any real scrutiny, proponents of Bill 28 pushed it through fast and furiously and with a good deal of subterfuge and manipulation. Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown is reported to have pressured members to either vote for the bill or stay away from the session. Many who would have been inclined to vote against it were not present at the vote. All 79 members who were present voted for it unanimously. Machinelike unanimity for something so wildly weird speaks volumes about the utter saturation of political correctness in Canadian society today. Of course Bill 28 was all packaged up in a sanctimonious fig leaf that goes by the Orwellian name: “All Families are Equal Act.” Yet “All Children Are Chattel Act” is a more accurate name for this law. The State Owns the Children and Dispenses as It Pleases Such laws are the handiwork of hardcore social engineers. Anyone else
should know instinctively that something is truly amiss with a law that prohibits legal recognition of mothers and fathers. Some people who should know better might try to reassure with a wave of the hand and quip: “Aw, those zany Canadians! What’ll they come up with next?” A favorite narrative is that the sky is not falling. Here’s the problem with that casual take: Reality has a habit of rearing its head in most unpleasant ways when the gig is up. This act by the Ontario legislature is just such a gig. It is built upon a dangerous illusion, and comes with an expiration date, at which point its social botulism blooms profusely in the gut of the body politic. It will spawn itself in a legislature near you if you don’t try to stop it. The damage is already here, particularly because this law commodifies children in the starkest way yet. Casual acceptance of abortion was one giant leap towards the children-as-chattel road we are now on. Abortion puts children on notice that society does not recognize their right to exist unless and until given permission to exist. If you don’t think this has bad psychic consequences for children, you’re not paying attention. Laws such as Bill 28 put children and their biological parents on notice that they have no legal right to exist in a family without special permission from the state. This law lays the groundwork for legally separating all children from their biological mothers and fathers. Like it or not, the reality of a biological mother and father is essential to satisfying the answer to every child’s first transcendental question: “Where did I come from?” If we forbid the very words “mother” and “father” at school, at work, in daily life, we must plead guilty to hacking the child’s mind and soul. This law essentially tells children to shut up about any question about their origins. It abusively gags them and prods them to bottle up their natural curiosity about who they are and where they came from. Instead, with up to four generic “parents” recognized by a bureaucratic state, the child is legally a product designed and manufactured by contractual agreement. No more than that. The biological mother and father are legally non-existent, and are well on the way to being erased as parents recognized by default. By erasing mothers and fathers from law, Ontario has essentially defined parents as interchangeable parts to be torn asunder from the child at the will of the state. So, obviously, this so-called “All Families are Equal Act” is really about destroying all families. Let’s Move to the Big-Picture Fallout But there’s even more to this on a much larger scale. As with all such social engineering laws, once you get beyond their superficial claims—“equality,” “social justice,” and so forth—you can better see what the heck is going on. I can’t possibly name all of the effects of this law. But a quick gander down this rabbit hole reveals four very radioactive effects. The big picture fallout is as follows. This is mind rape. Consider this: It is not really the promise of equality that lures most into accepting such a law. Rather, the expectation of being perceived by others as a friend and ally of equality serves as the bait. We’ve been socially conditioned to believe that complying with the equality narrative will keep us socially unmolested. Ontarians must pay for this illusion of safety by submitting to a law that violates their own human identity; i.e., by being forced in law to reject the fact that each human being exists through the union of two human beings, one male and one female. That is exactly what a law forbidding the terms “mother” and “father” does. That amounts to mind rape as much as any anti-reality law that forces you into a 2+2=5 mindset is mind rape. I think such edicts are concocted by two kinds of people: first, those who really do believe the propaganda and insist on foisting their delusions upon everybody else; and second, those who use this sort of propaganda as the ticket to control over others. Perhaps the former are the majority, but the venal latter are the biggest pushers. By sowing confusion and delusion, and shamelessly manipulating people’s sense of goodwill and fear of social rejection, activists are messing with minds in much the same manner as a cult leader or gaslighting wife beater would. It’s based on manipulative propaganda. For all practical purposes, we can define propaganda as the attempt to promote an alternative reality, which empowers the propagandists. What we have here—in this legislation that attempts to erase the reality of human existence, identity, and relationships—is pure propaganda. This kind of rubbish has been cultivated especially over the last 50 years or so through academia, the media, and Hollywood. It’s been a long haul of programming, much like cult recruits are programmed in a Pavlovian manner, through conditioning emotional reflexes that reject independent thinking. Arguments based on logic and reason are meaningless to the politically conditioned—people whose fear of being tainted by political incorrectness is stronger than any thirst for truth. Of course, facts are meaningless to the ignorant. With years of political correctness massaged into society, our culture is well-primed for psychological manipulation. Ontario’s Bill 28 is nothing but the product of such conditioning. Separating us from one another is the ultimate effect. Laws such as Bill 28 are all about separating people from one another. Every human being, no matter his or her sex or sexuality or “gender,” has his or her origins in the union of male and female. This means that there is a relational core, the mother-child-father bond, to our very existence. These strong families have always been the seeds of strong communities. By refusing to recognize this bond in law, Ontario is well on the path to abolishing the right of biological parents to raise their own children, and replacing that default right with state licensing of parents. This is a first huge step toward regulating all other personal relationships. Compliance with the politically correct line through denying the mother-child-father bond, is routinely required in such scenarios. So separation or the threat of separation from family looms. Ultimately, that’s a road that takes us into isolation and puts us at the mercy of the state. How different is this from an effect of slavery, in which the greatest pain is separation from family members? The talk of “equality” is a non-starter when children are treated as chattel. Bill 28 serves to replace the template for our existence—the reality of the male-female union—with a newly concocted template for existence that allows for artificial reproductive technologies (ART) to buy and sell human beings. The desire to procure children through ART may seem loving, but the practice itself is a road paved with de-humanization. What does “equality” mean, anyway, in the context of buying and selling children? In the “All Families are Equal Act,” the term “equal” is meaningless. It’s a self-refuting absurdity because it does away with the template for the family, the template for human existence. With the template legally gone, the family no longer can legally exist. So “equality” here really means nothingness. It means no relationships autonomous from the state. It means “family” as a hash of state-licensed interchangeable parts. It means a monoculture. So much for “diversity.”
Stella Morabito is a senior contributor to The Federalist. Follow Stella on Twitter.
http://thefederalist.com/2016/12/07/canadian-law-erasing-moms-dads-state-documents-reduces-children-chattel/

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 RADICAL RITUAL
Burning Man just moved one step closer to becoming a religion
Aimee Groth December 07, 2016
Burning Man, the Nevada desert festival that draws some 60,000 revelers every year, is an annual pilgrimage that resembles religious ritual: It requires travel to a far-off place in the desert, 10 guiding social laws intended to catalyze self-actualization, and the burning of an effigy. Yesterday (December 6) the festival’s co-founder Larry Harvey made clear that Burning Man is now closer to becoming a religion than ever before. In a blogpost, he announced that the 2017 theme would be “Radical Ritual,” writing that “beyond the dogmas, creeds, and metaphysical ideas of religion, there is immediate experience. It is from this primal world that living faith arises. In 2017, we will invite participants to create interactive rites, ritual processions, elaborate images, shrines, icons, temples, and visions.” Harvey explained that for the first time, the effigy for which Burning Man is named would be enclosed in a temple structure and reach up toward the sky with a spire: “Passing through the spine of Burning Man, this axis will continue upward, emerging high above the temple as a golden spire. Participants are invited to contribute to this shrine, and to the hundred niches that will penetrate the temple’s walls.” While some Burners (the shorthand term for Burning Man attendees) praised the festival theme, there has been pushback. Here are a few from the comments section under Harvey’s announcement: Moralcompassthatpointstowardsin says: December 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm Moving the man into a temple seems like the next logical next step to create a new-age religion. Can we have a separation between church and my burn please? Everyone’s thinking it says: December 6, 2016 at 10:40 pm This is so contrived. Maid Marian says: December 6, 2016 at 12:28 pm Please accept our apologies. This item went to print prematurely with placeholder text.     We are proud to announce the 2017 theme: Phoning It In The Temple is historically a separate structure created to honor the dead, which goes up in flames on a Sunday. In the comments, Harvey appeared to explain that the temple in which the Burning Man effigy would be housed was distinct from the traditional Temple: Larry Harvey says: December 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm Combining the Burning Man and the Temple is indeed a terrible idea — that is why we are not doing this. The Temple will recur as always; that is the nature of ritual. In recent years many other different kinds of temples have sprung up on the playa, all of which have a unique intention, and we are hoping this year’s art theme will spawn many more. Burning Man began in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco. It started as a get-together among friends and members of the anarchist Cacophony Society. As the event moved to the Nevada desert and became more mainstream, it became a draw for celebrities and tech billionaires, causing frustration over “turnkey” camps in recent years and the growing socioeconomic divide at the festival. In 2016, these tensions bubbled to the surface when the popular and well-funded White Ocean camp was vandalized. Against that backdrop, perhaps Harvey’s theme is intended to bring about a cohesiveness again amidst recent years’ angst. When everyone subscribes to the same religion, there’s at least a common bond. Quartz has reached out to the festival organizers for comment.
http://qz.com/857275/burning-mans-2017-theme-announced-by-larry-harvey-indicates-the-festival-is-becoming-more-like-a-religion/

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Bratwurst and Beheadings: Berlin senate’s new Muslim secretary of state claims Sharia “absolutely compatible” with German law
Posted on December 11, 2016 by Ray Starmann
Stonings, amputations, warfare against non-Muslims, institutionalized subjugation of women and non-Muslims, denial of the freedom of speech — what do you mean, incompatible with German law? This is the new, Merkelian, multicultural Germany. “Berlin’s New Secretary of State is Pro-Sharia Law Conservative Muslim,” by Oliver JJ Lane, Breitbart, December 11, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The daughter of Palestinian immigrants is to be the Berlin senate’s secretary of state for coordinating federal and state affairs, but attention has focused on her recent remarks in support of Sharia law. Berlin state senate member, former deputy speaker for foreign affairs and Muslim rising star of German politics Sawsan Chebli is to get a new cabinet post. The appointment by the Red-Red-Green coalition government has caused concern after a recent interview in which she expressed her view that Sharia law was perfectly compatable with secular German society. Speaking back in August alongside Berlin Social Democrat party Mayor Michael Muller, she not only defended Sharia law against suspicion by many Germans who she accused of not understanding what it meant, but she also went on the attack too. Criticising members of anti-mass migration party Alternative for German (AfD), she said their views towards foreigners made them fundementally un-German. Speaking to the Franzfurter Allgeimeine Zeitung, she said: “My father is a pious Muslim, hardly speaks German, can neither read nor write, but he is more integrated than many functionaries of the AfD who question our constitution”. Germany’s newspaper of record and the nation’s most widely-read broadsheet Weltreported Sunday that while the politician attempted to portray the image of the perfect “successful migrant” who despite being born to illiterate, stateless parents was able to succeed in education and enter politics, there are “cracks” displayed by her support of Sharia. In August she complained that in political discourse, German national law and Sharia law are always presented as contradictory to each other, and said “Everyone talks about Shariah, but hardly anyone knows what Sharia means”. Remarking that Sharia exists “largely to govern the relationship between God and man”, Chebli said Sharia law was “absolutely compatible” with Germany….
http://usdefensewatch.com/2016/12/bratwurst-and-beheadings-berlin-senates-new-muslim-secretary-of-state-claims-sharia-absolutely-compatible-with-german-law/

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Unexplained Vibration Discovered All Over The World Leaves Earth Ringing Like A Bell - Experts Warn Of 'Alarming Scenario Of Destruction' As 'Disturbing String Of Earthquakes' Strikes Our Planet
December 10, 2016 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die More than 8 hours after the massive earthquakes on Thursday of magnitudes 7.8 in the Solomon Islands and 6.5 off of the coast of California, seismograms from all across the entire world still showed our planet ringing like a bell. And while that is often expected after such an enormous earthquake, as videographer MrMBB333 points out in the first video below,
hours before the massive Solomon Islands earthquake struck, a mysterious vibration was detected on seismographs all across the planet as our videographer proves to us using charts from the USGS. Looking like a classic earthquake on the USGS monitoring charts, there were NO earthquakes reported during the time period this mysterious vibration/pulse anomaly showed up on the govt charts for almost an hour, showing up not only all across America, but all across the Earth. As Michael Snyder asked in his new story over at Activist Post, why is our planet shaking so violently all of a sudden? With dozens of significant earthquakes across the ring of fire in the last month, even experts aren't quite sure what to make of all of this recent shaking. We are also quite sure the MSM will never report upon the 'mysterious vibration' detected all across the planet, probably calling it 'fake news', despite this anomaly being detected on this official US government website as documented in the first video. And as we hear in the 2nd video below from our same videographer, he clearly pointed out back on December 1st that seismograms then were showing some kind of a global disturbance. As our videographer told us then, the Earth's core appears to be getting restless. Using the same official USGS charts, our videographer proves to us that something very, very strange has been happening to our planet with mysterious vibrations felt around the planet seemingly coming straight from the center of the Earth. Much more below these videos including the 3rd video from Wochit News reporting upon the alarming string of earthquakes that have struck our planet recently as well as the final video, a new video from TruthUnveiled in which our videographer looks at not only these recent earthquakes, but several other news stories that have been reported over the last several months leading our videographer to ask if the 'big one' is coming. We also take a look below at a recent report coming to us from California and an update on the strange sounds that have been heard across America and around the world recently. Might these mysterious sounds be tied to the mysterious vibrations? Might they also be responsible for some of the recent mass deaths of migratory birds in several different locations across our planet?  As we learn in this story from Fox News about what's been happening in California recently, experts once believed that the 800-mile long San Andreas fault would only rupture in segments - they're now concerned that it could all go at once. Detailing an 'alarming scenario of destruction', Fox News reports: For years, scientists believed the mighty San Andreas—the 800-mile-long fault running the length of California where the Pacific and North American plates meet—could only rupture in isolated sections. But a recent study by federal, state and academic researchers showed that much of the fault could unzip all at once, unleashing a rare, singular catastrophe. Now, insurers have used that research to come up with a new analysis of the damage that could be caused by statewide break of the San Andreas. The analysis, by CoreLogic Inc., a real-estate analytics firm in Irvine, Calif., lays out an alarming scenario of destruction. Back in July of 2014, the Extinction Protocol published a story in which they showed us a map of the US dotted with reports coming in from across the country showing incidents of people hearing strange sounds, often described as a mysterious humming noise. Reporting then that nobody knows what was causing the strange sounds being heard, just over a month ago back in October of 2016, Live Science dedicated an entire story to the mysterious sounds being heard around the world. Sharing within their story with us that since the 1990's, seismologists have known that our planet Earth itself is the source of  many strange sounds, could the 'songs from the Earth' that we've been hearing the last few years be the same 'trumpets' warned of in the Book of Revelation? A few ANP readers have also recently mentioned hearing strange sounds which nobody else can hear. Ocean waves beating against the shores of land around the globe cause a continual, slow sound vibration within the Earth, well below the levels of human perception, according to research published in 2015. This low "hum" of the Earth can't be heard, but it can be measured with very sensitive seismographs. Seismologists have known since the 1990s that the Earth rings with faint "microseismic" vibrations even when there are no earthquakes, which make our planet ring like a bell with strong sound vibrations. Research published in February 2015, based on computer models, found that ocean waves could generate faint seismic waves on the seafloor with very slow sound frequencies of between 13 and 300 seconds. According to Joe Mullins, a professor emeritus of engineering at the University of New Mexico who conducted research into the Taos Hum, only about 2 percent of the general population were believed to be able to hear the mysterious hum. Leaving 98% of the general population unaffected, are some people 'super sensitive' to such noises/vibrations, able to hear and/or feel what most of the population is unable to? It's also long been known that birds are highly succeptible to sounds and vibrations during their migrations and their have been report after report over the last several years of mass deaths. All of this is happening at a time when volcanism all around the ring of fire is at extremely high levels and at a time when 'man is attempting to play God' with seismic weapons and weather modification machinery as Steve Quayle long ago pointed out in his book "Weather Wars & Un-Natural Disasters". As Quayle pointed out to us in his note to ANP republished below, Deagle.com still shows a predicted US population drop between now and 2025 of 260 million people. Are we now witnessing a combination of natural and man-made events upon our planet which combined, will lead us towards the destruction previously warned of by experts? VOLCANISM, EARTHQUAKES, FLOODS, DROUGHT AND FAMINE PRODUCED BY WEATHER MODIFICATION AND SEISMIC WEAPONS AND ARE ON GOING THROUGH GEO ENGINEERING AND GENETIC FOOD MODIFICATION, ALL POINT TO THE POPULATION REDUCTION THAT THE DEAGLE REPORT DETAILED - Of 260 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE US ALONE. As Susan Duclos reported earlier today on ANP, our world is now facing its most dangerous moment with political, social and economic upheaval all around us - it's no time to become complacent, especially considering what it appears our planet Earth has in store for us in the future. And should we prepare for the worst and it doesn't come, we'll still be ready for whatever other surprises are delivered us.
http://allnewspipeline.com/Whole_Earth_Ringing_Like_A_Bell.php
   
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EARTH WARNING! MASSIVE WAVE OF ENERGY/16 DAYS AWAY!
Published on Dec 10, 2016 Our Website, http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com
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http://www.PaulBegleyProphecy.Com
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Deception and the Bible
By Hal Lindsey
 In Matthew 24, when Jesus taught about the end of the age, He began with a stark warning.  “See to it that no one misleads you.”  (Matthew 24:4 NASB) Deception has been a primary part of human character since Adam and Eve sinned.  But it is worse today.  That’s partly because evil people tend to become more evil over time.  2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”  (NKJV), The other thing that makes deception worse today isn’t about human character, but the technology that amplifies human character — whether good or bad. Today, we think of radio and television as old communications media.  But in the sweep of history, they’re new.  In fact, the development of the printing press is a relatively new event in the overall human experience.  Think about how much the ability to deceive grew with each of these advances.  Mass producing printed material instead of copying documents one at a time, took deception to a whole new level. The telegraph made communication instantaneous across vast distances.  The completion of the transatlantic cable in 1858 made that communication available from one continent to another, changing the world in a fundamental way.  After that, came the telephone, allowing people to speak and be heard from one side of the world to the other.  Radio and television allowed a few people to talk to the masses, and without a connecting wire — creating another communications revolution.  With the advent of the internet, it all changed again.  Today, a television program can be created, edited, and made available to the world using one, pocket-sized device — a smartphone.  Social media found a way to harness the power of the internet for the masses. These tools did good things, but they also threw rocket fuel on the fires of deception.  And since deceiving is a deeply ingrained part of humanity, that spells trouble.  From “fake news” websites to the mainstream media, technology amplifies lying to a whole new level. Jesus showed the human condition without Him in John 8:42 and 44.  After some ultra-religious types told Jesus that they were children of God, He answered, “If God were your Father, you would love Me.…  You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.”  (NASB) The devil and deception go hand in hand.  Satan is at war with God.  And in any military campaign, armies try to destroy their enemy’s command and control.  For Christians and the Church, God’s command and control comes primarily from the Bible.  It makes sense then that the devil works to diminish God’s word at every turn.  In an age of deception, expect the Bible to be attacked in every way possible. One of Satan’s most successful ploys against the Bible has been to make Bible-reading subjective instead of objective.  In churches, seminaries, Sunday Schools, and Bible study groups across the land, people are being taught to read into the Bible their own feelings and prejudices.  Many Bible teachers don’t teach.  Instead, they ask questions.  They read a scripture, then ask, “How does this make you feel?” or, “What does this mean to you?” But in reading anything, the first question should always be, “What meaning did the author intend?”  If we give other authors that consideration, shouldn’t we extend the same courtesy to God? The Bible will address your feelings, and it will give you feelings.  But that’s not how we interpret it.  We primarily interpret the Bible by reading the words, and studying the context.  But you will never understand it unless you choose to make God’s thoughts paramount.  He is God, after all.  Psalms 100:3 says, “It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves.” (NASB) Hebrews 1:1-2 says, “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son.” (NKJV) It’s an amazing thing to realize that “God… has… spoken.”  Speaking is a means of imparting one person’s thoughts to another.  The Bible is God’s word.  It imparts the very thoughts of God to human beings like you and me.  What a privilege! Today, many see the Church as an institution whose primary function is to make people feel good.  It follows that they try to limit the Bible to this same role.  But that totally misses the point.  We have the honor of bringing into our minds the very thoughts of God.  Should we relegate those thoughts to self-help, or self-esteem building Psalms 107:20 says, “He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”  (KJV) People around the world are starving for the healing and deliverance of His word.  And in a sea of babbling voices, they’re also starving for truth — not touchy-feely stuff — but built-upon-the-rock truth.  And in the Bible, we have it. Let’s use the powerful communications tools of today to export God’s unadulterated word across the world.
http://www.hallindsey.com/ww-12-10-2016/

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Deception and Hope
By Hal Lindsey
People are losing confidence in governments, financial institutions, businesses, schools, and even hospitals and doctors. They’re looking for something else on which to anchor their lives. Over the coming months and years, unprecedented numbers of them will be more open to the message of the Gospel. But they will also be increasingly vulnerable to spiritual deception. Matthew chapters 24 and 25 contain what Bible scholars call the “Olivet Discourse” (because Jesus presented it on the Mount of Olives). It was prompted by a question from His disciples. “What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3 NASB) Jesus began His answer with a warning. It fits any time in history, but especially the last days. “Take heed that no one deceives you.” (Matthew 24:4 NKJV) We live in the age of deception. Human beings have always tended to lie to one another, but some generations value truth more than others. Love of truth and abhorrence of lying used to be a defining characteristic of Americans, but not so much these days. There was a time when to call a man a liar would lead to fisticuffs. It was one of the worst of insults. Now people tend to be proud of their ability to deceive. Deception today has also been amplified by technology. We’ve had radio and television for a long time — newspapers even longer. But with the advent of the internet came blogs, emails, text messages, social media, and thousands of other ways to communicate across languages, cultures, and around the globe as easily as around the block. The Internet and its offspring are communications tools of unprecedented power. A tool amplifies and extends a human being’s natural capabilities. Think of how much a hammer amplifies the abilities of a carpenter. In the same way, a microphone and sound system amplify the words of an orator, sending them to more people. If the orator is telling the truth, it helps him get that message out. But if he’s lying, it amplifies that message also. Today, a kid with a smartphone and a clever idea can reach millions of people around the world in a matter of hours. That’s an amazing tool to be used for good or evil; to communicate the truth or a lie. Open your email, and unless you have good spam protection, you’ll find dozens of messages every day that are designed to deceive you. In some cases, they want to get you to click on a link in the email in order to take over all or part of your computer. Some want to hijack your computer — shutting it down until you pay them a ransom to release it. Others want to secretly use your computer in the distribution of pornography, or more spam. Even friends inadvertently mislead one another by passing on false information through email. Television programs covertly and sometimes overtly push their political, cultural, or religious messages. So do films, video games, news organizations, and especially popular music. Sadly, their message is usually the antithesis of God’s word. After giving a general warning against deception, Jesus became more specific. “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”(Matthew 24:5 NKJV) In John 8:44, Jesus said, “The devil… is a liar, and the father of lies.” (NASB) 2 Corinthians 11:14 says, “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” (NASB) In the last days, this side of him will be manifest even more clearly. 2 Thessalonians 2:9‑10 says, “The coming of the lawless one [the Antichrist] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (NKJV) The Antichrist will perform “lying wonders” using the power of Satan. He will use“all unrighteous deception.” And the people of that time will be vulnerable to these deceptions because they will “not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” The Antichrist’s cohort is known to God as the “False Prophet.” His very name indicates he is a deceiver of the first order. Revelation 13:14 says the False Prophet“ deceives those who dwell on the [Land] because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast.” (NASB) Those things will happen in the time of the Tribulation after the Church has been raptured. But people won’t just wake up one morning no longer loving the truth. There will be a process of turning from truth. And we’re already seeing that process. Today, deception is going on in ways never dreamed of by any previous generation. But, as always, we can take comfort from the fact that God warned us of these things in advance. Fulfilled prophecy and prophecy in the process of being fulfilled show that He exists, He speaks, and He cares. And because He said these things thousands of years ago, they illustrate the fact that His powers, out reach and truth have no limits.
http://www.hallindsey.com/ww-10-7-2016/

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Brainwashing The World
By Hal Lindsey
This week, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, summoned a group of conservative leaders to his headquarters in Menlo Park, California.  He wanted to fight allegations of a liberal bias within Facebook news. Gizmodo broke the story a couple of weeks ago.  They wrote, “Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential ‘trending’ news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project.” Facebook has consistently denied the claim. You may wonder why it’s a big deal.  Every news operation chooses what it will cover.  But Facebook does not bill itself as a news organization.  It’s a social media site.  Its news feed is supposedly based on what people have been clicking on over the last few hours.  That’s why they use the word “trending.” It’s not a news site, and yet more than a billion people read its news feed every day.  Farhad Manjoo wrote in a New York Times editorial, “Facebook is the world’s most influential source of news.”  He added that it “operates under a veneer of empiricism.  Many people believe that what you see on Facebook represents some kind of data-mined objective truth unmolested by the subjective attitudes of fair-and-balanced human beings.  None of that is true.  The question isn’t whether Facebook has outsize power to shape the world — of course it does, and of course you should worry about that power.” Two years ago, Facebook used its news feeds in a massive experiment.  They changed news content for a half million users, adding positive or negative stories to see if they could affect the mood of their users.  They discovered that what they put in the news feed does indeed influence the mood and attitude of users Positive stories meant more positive posts, and negative ones resulted in more negative posts. Lauren Weinstein, a privacy activist said at the time, “I wonder if Facebook killed anyone with their emotion manipulation stunt.”  She added, “At their scale and with depressed people out there, it’s possible.” Big media companies routinely monitor viewers and readers.  They watch what we click on, and how we move around their websites.  They see what stimulates us, and what doesn’t.  They claim to be trying to improve the end-user’s experience, though it’s usually about manipulation for the sake of successful advertising. But Facebook went beyond that. They actually ran psychological experiments on people without permission.  Have they stopped? Every week, Facebook employees use an internal poll to find out what most of them want to ask Mr. Zuckerberg.  On March 4th, they came up with this.  “What responsibility does Facebook have to help prevent President Trump in 2017?” So within the ranks of “the world’s most influential source of news,” there is a desire to use their vast reach as a means of manipulating the presidential election.  If they publicly said that they, as a company, were out to stop Donald Trump, which would be fine.  That would be a group of people using their influence to impact the system.  But if they do it secretly, while pretending that their news feeds are about nothing more than “what’s trending,” then they’re dead wrong. Newspapers and networks have always had bias in their news coverage.  But none of the other news sources have a billion viewers or readers.  And even the proudest newspapers have never exhibited the kind of arrogance shown by Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft.  Like James Bond villains, the leaders of these companies honestly want to take over the world.  They are convinced that they can remake it in their own image.  And they lack the humility to understand what a disaster that would be. Americans consume thousands of commercials every day.  They identify with on-screen heroes that are often immoral and subversive.  Humans interpret facts based on context, and in 21st century America, the media provides much, if not most, of that context. This raises a question that should concern us all.  How can we know how much we’re being influenced by all this data going into our minds?  When the whole world is shifting, how can you know how much it has moved you? For millennia, builders have used a device called a “plumb line,” or “plumb bob.”  The design is deceptively simple — just a weight on the end of a string.  It is a way to measure if a wall is perfectly vertical.  When it is still, the weight hanging down from the string always points toward the center of the earth.  You can’t go by the ground, because it can be uneven or slanted.  But the plumb line will always be true. In Amos 7:7, God revealed Himself to Amos.  “The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in His hand.” (NIV) God’s plumb line is available to each of us.  It is His word.  It will always be true — always “plumb.”  From the world, we hear a cacophony of voices.  Who do you believe?  In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am… the truth.” Measure everything by Him.
http://www.hallindsey.com/ww-5-21-2016/

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Netanyahu: Trump feels ‘very warmly’ about Israel, Jews
In 60 Minutes interview, Israeli PM acknowledges relations with Obama have not always been smooth, though he insists it was never personal
By Times of Israel staff December 10, 2016, 9:09 am
US President-elect Donald Trump feels “very warmly” about Israel and the Jewish people, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes set to be broadcast Sunday. In an excerpt from the interview released early, the Israeli leader said: “I know Donald Trump. I know him very well…his support for Israel is clear. He feels very warmly about the Jewish state, about the Jewish people and about Jewish people. There’s no question about that.” Asked if he expected a better relationship with Washington after the tumultuous years of Barack Obama’s administration, Netanyahu admitted that he had had differences of opinion with Obama, particularly on the US-led nuclear accord with Iran. But he insisted that the matter was never personal. “Yeah, we had differences of opinion, I had differences of opinion with President Obama,” he said. “Suppose we had the greatest of personal chemistry, okay? So what, you think I wouldn’t stand up against the Iran deal if I thought, as I did, that it endangers the existence of Israel? Of course I would.” A poll last week found that the vast majority of Israelis believe Trump will be a “pro-Israel president.” According to the poll conducted by the Dialog polling firm, 83 percent of Israelis view Trump, a Republican who has made statements putting him in line with many of the Israeli government’s right-wing policies, as pro-Israel. Trump has said he will seek to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, while statements by him and advisers have painted him as supporting or being willing to tolerate settlement building and recognize a unified Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, two issues on which the Netanyahu government often clashed with Obama over the last six years. Most Israelis polled also said they were not overly concerned with fears of a rise in anti-Semitism in the US in the wake of Trump’s victory, which has emboldened some racist and anti-Semitic groups, part of the so-called “alt-right.” In regards to the Iran nuclear deal, which Trump said during the campaign he would tear up, calling it one of the worst agreements in history, 42% of Israelis believe there is no chance he will scrap the nuclear accord, with only 13% saying there is a high chance he will tear up the deal.
Netanyahu himself said last week that Israel’s settlement policy is not governed by the United States and the incoming Trump administration will not change that. The premier told the annual Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum for Middle East Policy on Sunday that he would raise the “bad” Iran nuclear deal with Trump, and urged continued US intervention in the Middle East. He also appeared to brush off fears of an uptick in anti-Semitism in the US, noting that the fringe trend of anti-Jewish hatred was a feature of all democracies. Right-wing politicians have contended that settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem has nearly ground to a halt under the Obama administration, which forcefully condemns any building over the Green Line. Asked whether Trump’s incoming administration will allow Israel to do whatever it wants regarding settlement building in the West Bank, Netanyahu said “I think we have been doing what we want.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-trump-feels-very-warmly-about-israel-jews/

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This California High School Made the First Ever Braille Yearbook for One Blind Senior
Samantha Wood
When the students on the yearbook committee of Windsor High School in Windsor, California, won $500 at a summer yearbook camp (“It’s not as lame as it sounds, I promise,” said Editor-in-Chief Charlie Sparacio), they started brainstorming ideas of how to use the extra money. They thought of senior Maycie Vorreiter, who has been blind since birth, and came up with the idea to print the yearbook in braille for her. The idea caught on, and when they approached the company that prints the yearbooks, Walsworth, they had never heard of such a thing — but they would figure out how to make it happen. The braille version of the yearbook would end up costing $4,000 — far exceeding the $500 they had started out with. But the yearbook committee split up the cost between the school’s budget and the yearbook publisher, to make this a reality for Vorreiter. The finished product sits a foot high — split into four volumes of 8 ½-by-11-inch paper 3 inches thick. There’s no writing or design on the cover or inside the yearbook, reports The Press Democrat, just plain white paper with a black spiral binding and a little white label on the cover that says Windsor High School 2016 Braille Volumes 1-4. Vorreiter had bought a yearbook every year of school, and usually her instructional assistant, Sheila Womack, or her twin brother, Taylor, would read it to her. “I’ve ordered a yearbook every year, basically just to be included in the whole end-of-year yearbook signature stuff,” Vorreiter told The Press Democrat. At one point, Womack was turning all of the signatures and messages from her friends into braille for her. But as the years went on, the sheer number of friends and signatures became too much. Her friends also tried recording audio messages for her. “But then people didn’t really know what to say,” Vorreiter said. “So senior year came around, and I was like, I don’t even see the point of ordering this. … I actually didn’t even know if a yearbook had been ordered, but then at the end of the school year, they were like, ‘It’s being created, and oh by the way we’re making it in braille.’” According to The Press Democrat, this is the first braille yearbook ever created. It’s a truly amazing gesture from her friends and other students at Windsor High School. The yearbook committee thought Vorreiter really deserved this gesture, as she is so inspiring to other students. “Maycie’s tenacity is an inspiration to me,” senior Samantha Hayman said in the WHS Student Bulletin. “She is the reason I wrestle — if she doesn’t let being blind stop her from trying new things, how can I let a fact that I am a woman stop me from wrestling,” Hayman added. Another amazing part to this story? Editor-in-Chief Sparacio also wanted to include braille into everyone’s copy of the yearbook, printing the yearbook theme “Finding Our Way” in braille on all the approximate 800 covers. The project was kept a secret as much as possible, and they didn’t tell Vorreiter and her family until the end of the year. When she finally got her copy of the yearbook in October, she was shocked. “When I got it, I was just so amazed and excited,” she said. “I couldn’t wait to see how it was all done. I didn’t know what it would be like. … It was one of those really awesome moments that I would want to relive again. My hope is that in the future, if there are other visually impaired students that go through high school, they get a yearbook for their senior year, too.” Vorreiter now lives in Albany, New York, and is enrolled at The Orientation Center for the Blind where she takes mobility and living skills classes five days a week. Vorreiter, and the students at WHS who made this happen, are inspirations to all of us.
https://www.babble.com/parenting/braille-yearbook-maycie-vorreiter-windsor-high-school/

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etc.  for the world hates the Christians more now than at anytime in history.  Even during the days Jesus walked on earth, it is much worse now and it is not going to get better because those that don’t believe the truth are going to come against you like never before because they don’t want you to know the truth etc.

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"How could telling anyone about Jesus be harmful?" Christian nurse sacked for 'offering to pray' with NHS patients
ByStephen Jones 13:41, 11 DEC 2016Updated09:14, 12 DEC 2016
Sister Sarah Kuteh, a nurse for 15 years, lost her job for discussing religion with patients who complained to Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust - despite her job requiring her to
Nurse sacked by NHS for speaking about Jesus
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-could-telling-anyone-jesus-9435551

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Scientists make huge chemotherapy breakthrough
December 11, 2016 By Dan Taylor
For sufferers of breast cancer who suffer again at the hands of chemotherapy, this could be one major discovery. The suffering that comes with people who must endure chemotherapy due to a breast cancer diagnosis can often be acute, and one of the most difficult aspects of the regimen is losing all of your hair. However, a new clinical trial for a cooling cap system that was approved only last year proved so stunningly successful at preventing hair loss that it was halted midway in order to release the results immediately. The results, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, showed that this new cooling cap saved the hair of 51 percent of the 95 patients who used it, and the 47 breast cancer patients who were in the control group and didn’t use it lost their hair in every single case. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration signed off on the new cooling cap system back in December 2015. If the cooling cap system can continue to show these results, it could take away a major part of suffering for a lot of breast cancer patients. The reason why people lose their hair after chemotherapy is that chemotherapy targets rapidly dividing cells, which are a hallmark of cancer. But hair cells also rapidly divide and they get caught in the crossfire. The cooling cap system works by reducing the amount of chemotherapy agent that reaches the hair follicles. “We are pleased to see a product for breast cancer patients that can minimize chemotherapy-induced hair loss and contribute to the quality of life of these individuals,” said William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., acting director of the Office of Device Evaluation in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “Managing the side effects of chemotherapy is a critical component to overall health and recovery.”
http://www.babwnews.com/2016/12/scientists-make-huge-chemotherapy-breakthrough/

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  Andrei AKULOV | 07.12.2016 | WORLD
 Russia, China Block UN Resolution on Aleppo Truce: West Waging Propaganda War
 Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution on December 5 calling for a seven-day truce in the Syria’s second largest city. The vote did not take into account the agreement reached on December 2 between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry to organize a group of experts on Aleppo. The plan included the withdrawal of militants from the eastern part of the city. Actually, by pushing the resolution through, the US ambassador was hindering the diplomatic initiative of his own State Department! After the vote, the US withdrew from the deal to demonstrate once again it was not a reliable partner. The vote also violated the Security Council's working procedures because the draft had not been given the traditional 24 hours for it to be under review. The US, UK and French representatives accused Russia and China of obstructing the attempts to address the humanitarian needs of civilians in the besieged city. The UK's representative Matthew Rycroft said that in vetoing the resolution Russia and its supporters "have also held to ransom the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children currently enduring hell in Aleppo". Moscow and Beijing were also slammed for blocking the resolution that could become a preface to a cessation of hostilities in all parts of Syria. Speaking before the Security Council, Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said the resolution was an attempt to impede the fight against terrorism. According to him, «From the very first days of the terrorist war imposed on my country, Syria, the United States, France and Britain indeed deserve the name of the three musketeers defending terrorism». The ambassador added that the Syrian government forces released some 100,000 civilians held prisoner by militants. In his remarks, China’s UN envoy Liu Jieyi said that the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the United Nations is distorting facts and «poisoning the atmosphere» in the Security Council.
Previously humanitarian pauses have been used by militants to regroup and strengthen their positions to make the suffering of civilians even worse. There is another example to illustrate the hypocrisy of those who condemn Russia and China while actually siding with extremist groups in Syria. The recent attack against a mobile hospital in Aleppo, when two Russian nurses were killed, went largely unnoticed by mainstream media in the West. It was also barely mentioned by Western representatives in the UN Security Council. Neither officials of the US, UK and France, nor the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, nor the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, and Amnesty International made any comment to condemn the perpetrators. Russia is left alone in its efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the civilians who are leaving eastern Aleppo trying to escape from terrorist groups. The High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition, recognized by the West as the sole representative of the Syrian opposition, flatly refuses to comply with UN resolutions calling for a national dialogue and cessation of hostilities. There is another aspect of the matter to be taken into account. There is no alternative to a military solution of the situation in Aleppo. Before the operation was launched, militants had their chance to leave the city. Humanitarian corridors for civilians were established. Each and every thing was done to minimize casualties and avoid hostilities, if possible. Once started, a military operation cannot be conducted by fits and starts. It should run smoothly according to the plan. There is no way to stop it till the mission is accomplished. The Russia-supported Syrian forces cannot open fire and then halt combat actions to observe endless «truces» with no result but militants strengthening their positions to aggravate human suffering. Peace will be given a real chance again after the military victory in Aleppo is achieved. With the city retaken, political efforts will renew. The diplomatic activities must be based on UN Security Council’s resolution 2254, which Russia and China endorsed The end of the military operation is close. According to The Wall Street Journal «signs mount that the opposition in the city faces potential collapse». The December 5 article says «Rebels in Aleppo estimate that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and their allies now hold some 60% of the territory in the city the opposition controlled just over a week ago». It cites Mohammad Al-Sheikh, a member of a rebel faction in Aleppo, who says: «Rebels are thinking of leaving as well because they have become exhausted by the situation». He notes that «Their spirits are low. They are in despair over not being able to break the siege». The newspaper reported that civilian leaders in opposition neighborhoods had formed a negotiating committee in order to begin talks with the Syrian government to reach a brokered agreement to end the current onslaught. But committee members said they have yet to contact the government as the situation in Aleppo remained in flux. It should be noted that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has made a statement saying that the groups which refuse to leave eastern Aleppo will be treated as terrorists. «By refusing to walk out from eastern Aleppo they will in fact go ahead with armed struggle. We will treat them accordingly, as terrorists and extremists, and support the Syrian army in its operation against such armed gangs,» the top Russian diplomat warned. The UN resolution was doomed from the start because it actually lumped together Russia and the terrorists. Besides, the draft document was an attempt to make Russia stop the operation. In October-November Russia did just that – Aleppo was not bombed for 28 days. Why should it do it again now, when the terrorists are on the brink of crushing defeat paving the way for a political dialogue and ultimate peaceful settlement – something that everyone has defined as a coveted final goal!  It’s impossible to eat the cake and have it, as well as it is impossible to reach a conflict settlement by concluding endless deals with the extremist groups trying to take advantage of the chaos reigning in the war-torn country. Military gains are the best way to make the opposing side ready for constructive negotiations. The draft resolution looks very much like a provocation against the background of events taking place in Iraqi Mosul, where the US-led forces conduct an offensive to retake the city from Islamic State militants. The operation has left an unknown number of civilians dead, caused tens of thousands to flee, and disrupted water and utility supplies to the eastern districts of the city. There have also been reports of sectarian atrocities against the local Sunni population. It is all about the different goals each side is pursuing, While Russia is undoubtedly serious about fighting terrorism in Syria and elsewhere, the West is focused on regime change at all costs. Anything would do to reach the goal, including the United Nations podium used for purely propaganda purposes.
 http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/07/russia-china-block-un-resolution-aleppo-truce-west-waging-propaganda-war.html
 
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 500-Bed 'FEMA Camp' Built In Texas As 'Something Bizarre Is Going On At The US Border'
 - How Many 'Sleepers' Have Gotten Into America The Past 8 Years?
 December 5, 2016 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
 Back on December 3rd, Susan Duclos reported in a story on ANP that jihadi compounds within America were stocking up on weaponry and preparing for an 'end times battle'. Only a day later, the Drudge Report linked to a story from the Express called "ISIS Declares WAR On Trump's Inauguration Day Calling It A Bloody Friday" within which we were told communications monitored between members of the group reveal they are planning large scale attacks on that day. They also reported that ISIS had brought on several new English speaking operatives over the past several months in their bid to make sure that pertinent communicated messages 'ahead of the event' are properly transmitted to their operatives, giving us more indications that Trump's presidency might begin with a 'bang', though not the kind of 'bang' that those who've supported Trump through the election have been hoping for. The Express also reported days ago that ISIS had made a new video in which they threatened to carry out an assassination upon the president-elect, also threatening other world leaders with assassination attempts. In turn, Trump has vowed to completely defeat ISIS very quickly. Trump recently made remarks that ISIS would disappear "very, very quickly" under his administration. The President-elect said: "I won't tell them where and I won't tell them how. We must as a nation be more unpredictable." “Containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States and indeed the world.” We take a look below at several new videos including one from Gary Franchi in which he tells us about a brand new 500-bed 'FEMA camp' in Texas recently opened to deal with the massive surge of migrants attempting to get into America while Barack Obama is still president as shared in this Breitbart story as well as a look at more and more signs emerging that the next 45+ days until Trump's inauguration won't go quietly including some strange happenings at the US border with Mexico. With 'anarchists in black' also threatening to make sure this transition of power is anything but peaceful on Trump's inauguration day as we previously reported in this story about DisruptJ20 on ANP, the final video below shows us as the massive group of migrants that recently flooded the US border with Mexico. With the 'Disrupt J20 General Strike' set to take place across the nation on Friday, January 20th of 2017, we see the handiwork of George Soros and paid protesters all over the protests that will take place next month and as we can see in their poster above, they expect these 'disruptions' to take place from coast to coast. From Washington DC to New York city to LA, Chicago, Oakland, Baltimore, Portland, Seattle and Denver just to name a few, almost every major city across the country (that voted overwhelmingly for Hillary by the way) will be a holding a 'group melt down' on that day. Might SJW's and anarchists out in the streets of America be used as cover and useful idiots by ISIS terrorists here in America to carry out their plans that day, with cities and roadways possibly shut down by those who've vowed to 'shut down America'?
Even president-elect Trump has said that current US policies might be allowing a 'trojan horse' invasion of America with a countless number of unvetted refugees being allowed into the country during the past 8 years. How many of those who have been allowed into America and follow radical Islam still have plans to unleash terror upon America? As we see below from the comments below from the Express ISIS story, several readers tell us why America is not quite out of the woods yet and may not be 'out of the woods' anytime soon. There are still enemies of America within.: ISIS hates America only slightly more than some Democrats hate America......that's why ISIS still exists....."the enemy of my enemy...." ISIS? Who needs ISIS? The Democrat party and their mob/protester supporters here in the US are terrorists already - they would be happy to do the job. Note to our 'friends' in ISIS. On January 20, 2017, you will no longer be dealing with your cousin "Red Line In The Sand" Barack Obama. And if you think Mr Trump is bad, well, you have to meet his new Secretary of Defense "Mad Dog". That one is totally crazy! I hear he eats Muslim ears in pig sauce for breakfast. Just warning. As we have previously reported on ANP many times, ISIS wants Armageddon. A 'final frenzied confrontation' is what they yearn for and an apocalyptic fight is a prophecy they say they’re determined to make real. With Trump promising to put an end to them while putting an end to globalism and the 'new world order' at the same time, we see why so many are now so desperate and why January 20th might be their day to make a statement. In the 2nd video below we hear from a former DHS official who tells us why Donald Trump must name the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. As we've reported previously on ANP, currently the Muslim Brotherhood has a seat at Obama's table. In the 3rd video below we hear why the recent terror attack in Ohio may have been linked to a nearby radical Mosque while in the final video, for those who may have missed it, we see a huge group of refugees at the US border with Mexico recently, though the exact date of the video is in question. How many more radical mosques have been allowed to flourish in America during the past 8 years of the Obama administration and how many lone wolf sleeper terrorists have been allowed into the country via our wide open southern border? We hope that the Trump administration has a chance to 'weed out' those who are here only to do Americans and America harm.
 http://allnewspipeline.com/Bloody_Friday_ISIS_Threats.php
 
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 Next-Level Amazon Grocery Leads Directly to Microchip Implants, Computer Vision Databases, and Totalitarian Machine Intelligence
 By Nate Brown - 12/06/2016
 Imagine on your next trip to the grocery store, that there were no checkouts, no cashiers, and no lines. You could simply walk in, grab what you need and go. Sounds great right?
Amazon has created a ‘next-level’ grocery store in Seattle that does just that by utilizing machine intelligence and facial recognition software. New technology like this is paving the way towards microchip implants, and the mark of the beast. Amazon, the largest online shopping network in the world is entering into the real world, and their first step is Amazon Go, a store that utilizes a smartphone app and cashier-less store. Sounds great right? No. Amazons’ store paves the way towards the Mark of the Beast by creating an environment where an application can “check out” for you. In other words, what takes place when you walk into the ‘go’ store can be understood with three steps. The barcode, within the app, given to the customer is one step short of an implantable microchip. Currently, microchip technology is on the rise, and in recent months has been included into bank cards, atm cards, credit cards, and so on. According to ‘Dr. Oz’ – Chip technology is the next big thing. An artificial intelligence monitors your every move, breath, and facial expression, computer vision; while inside the store. The artificial intelligence that is monitoring every breath, facial expression and every step taken within the go store is saving all of that information into a single database. The Amazon store showcases that sooner rather than later – a vast database with every facial expression and feature of every person who walks into an Amazon go store will be saved and stored. The 1984 Orwellian nightmare of a totalitarian police state has gotten one step closer. The artificial intelligence being used is machine learning and computer vision, meaning that as it gets used – it learns on its own. Machine learning, specifically, is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Meaning there is no person actively inputting information into the machine – it is teaching itself every single facial expression and feature. Computer Vision tasks include methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing and understanding digital images, and in general, deal with the extraction of high-dimensional data from the real world to produce numerical or symbolic information. Learning in this context means the transformation of visual images (the input of the retina) into descriptions of the world that can interface with other thought processes and elicit appropriate action. This picture understanding can be seen as the disentangling of characteristic information from image data using models constructed with the aid of geometry, physics, statistics, and learning theory. The application and artificial intelligence tracks when you pick up an item, put one back, exit the store, totals your order, and charges your card; sensor fusion. Sensor fusion is a process by which data from several different sensors are “fused” to compute something more than could be determined by any one sensor alone. A sensor is in your phone and links to your barcode which tracks your location and movement, a sensor is placed on every item picked up within the store, every item that gets put back, and once you cross the checkout line, sensors compile the total of items picked up – and charges your Amazon account. While it all seems ‘fantastic’, it is in fact not. Once an individual leaves the store who’s to say that machine learning doesn’t just keep tracking you all the way home? What’s to say that shortly, there will be no need for a phone just scan your wrist, that has an embedded microchip. Amazon Go breaches privacy, and paves the way towards the Mark of the Beast, directly. Without a shadow of a doubt, the first store in Seattle will be a testing ground for how the elite can systematically indoctrinate the masses into the “need” for embedding microchip technology into an individual’s body. Not to mention, the Amazon Go store further demonstrates how technology will replace all jobs far and wide, starting with the cashier. What say you reader?
 https://christiantruther.com/end-times/science/beast-tech/4th/amazon-grocery-microchip-computer-vision-machine-intelligence/
 
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 Pentagon suppressed study that revealed $125B in waste: report
 By Mallory Shelbourne - 12/05/16 10:32 PM EST
 The Department of Defense suppressed one of its own studies that revealed $125 billion in wasteful spending, according to an investigation published by the The Washington Post. The newspaper found that the study, commissioned by Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work, was hidden because of fears Congress would cut defense spending. The Defense Business Board, along with McKinsey & Company consultants, conducted the study, which produced a 2015 report titled “Transforming DoD’s Core Business Processes for Revolutionary Change.” In an interview with the Post, Work said the report proposal was “unrealistic.” “There is this meme that we’re some bloated, giant organization,” Work told the newspaper. “Although there is a little bit of truth in that ... I think it vastly overstates what’s really going on." “We’re the largest bureaucracy in the world. There’s going to be some inherent inefficiencies in that,” he said. In the course of its investigation into the business operations of the Pentagon, McKinsey placed the various operations into five groups: supply chain and logistics; financial-flow management; human resources; acquisition and procurement; and healthcare management. A sixth category was later added for real property management. A confidential memo issued by the consulting firm put the spending on these categories at anywhere from $75 billion to $100 billion. The report ultimately found that the Defense Department was spending more than $134 billion on business operations each year. The board putting the study together decided to propose that the Pentagon try to save $125 billion over a five-year period. But the report received backlash from top Pentagon officials, including chief weapons-buyer Frank Kendall III. “If the impression that’s created is that we’ve got a bunch of money lying around and we’re being lazy and we’re not doing anything to save money, then it’s harder to justify getting budgets that we need,” he told the newspaper in an interview. Robert “Bobby” L. Stein, the chairman of the board who commissioned the study, alleged that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter suppressed the study on purpose. “Unfortunately, Ash — for reasons of his own — stopped this,” Stein told the Post. Peter Cook, a spokesman for the Defense secretary, told the newspaper that Carter had “a long list of national security challenges” to handle. Cook also said that Work and other Pentagon officials “concluded that the report, while well-intentioned, had limited value.”
 http://thehill.com/policy/defense/308917-pentagon-suppressed-study-on-administrative-waste-report
 
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 Wednesday, 7 December 2016
 Forecasters predict temperatures to fall 35 degrees BELOW average as a polar plunge sweeps across North America: Chicago breaks 76 year snow fall record
  Sunday’s snow fall in Chicago, which was the first this winter for Illinois was a record-busting event. Sunday’s 6.4 inches of snow at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport smashed the old Chicago record of 4.8 inches way back when in November 1940! Some surrounding areas recorded more than 9 inches of snowfall and was also the greatest first-of-the-season daily total for the area. Davenport recorded 10.2 inches. According to the National Weather Service, the 6.4 inches at O’Hare was only three-tenths of an inch away from the all-time single-day snow total. The previous record for snowfall on Dec. 4 at O’Hare was 4.6 inches in 1964. This week will see extreme cold moving into Canada and the US as a blast of frigid air moves in from the depths of the Arctic. Temperatures humans should not have to endure will sweep Canada and the US all the way down to New Mexico. The coming days promise to be the coldest of the winter season so far. The coldest days of next week will yield highs and lows of generally 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal from the Northwest and Rockies to the Gulf and East coasts. Departures from normal highs will even approach 30 degrees in Billings, Montana, and Denver, Colorado. Blizzard's in Canada Southern Manitoba was battered by a storm that shut down many schools, reduced visibility, turned roads into slippery and snow-covered messes and sent cars into ditches Tuesday. Snowy side streets caused the Winnipeg School Division to warn parents their kids might not make it home on the school bus Tuesday afternoon. The majority of southern Manitoba was covered by a winter storm warning, with a range of 15-30 centimeters of heavy snow expected. Winnipeg was expected to get 20-25 centimeters, while 30 centimeters was forecast to hit areas south of the city. Northerly winds gusting to 70 km/h were expected to develop, making visibility on roads extremely poor - and near zero - for parts of Tuesday and into Wednesday as well. In southeastern Manitoba, a further 10-20 centimeters of snow is possible by Wednesday morning. The intensity of the storm prompted a full-out blizzard warning for some areas, including Morden, Winkler, Altona, Morris and the rural municipality of Portage la Prairie. The snow and wind were forecast to gradually ease Wednesday night. Bitterly cold Arctic air is expected to sweep in with lows below -20 C expected by the end of the week and wind chill values in the -30 to -35 range. The sleepy Interlake town of Gimli looked like an advertise for Game of Thrones. Manitoba filmmaker Andy Bliq went to the shores of Lake Winnipeg to watch the waves roll in. "There are these enormous rollers coming in from the north. You can imagine the wind blowing down the full length of the lake - 400 kilometers. They are about at least a meter high, some of them and crashing right over the pier," he said.
 http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/12/forecasters-predict-temperatures-to.html
 
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  Self-proclaimed ‘Hack’ Journalist Calls on Social Media to Censor ‘fake news’
 Hillary supporters, still reeling over devastating loss, call for censorship of independent media
 Adan Salazar Prison Planet.com December 6, 2016
 Self-proclaimed “hack” and Politico writer Glenn Thrush participated in an MSNBC discussion where the topic of conversation centered around censoring sites like Infowars.com on social media.
 http://www.prisonplanet.com/self-proclaimed-hack-journalist-calls-on-social-media-to-censor-fake-news.html
 
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 France Passes Crackdown on Pro-Life Websites
 Posters who 'exert moral pressure' against abortion face two years jail, $30K fines
 BY: Bill McMorris December 6, 2016 3:15 pm
 France’s socialist government is attempting to crack down on pro-life activists by criminalizing online advocacy at odds with the nation’s abortion regime. On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill that makes it a crime to post information online that challenges abortion. Pro-life activists who continue to operate online face up to two years in prison and a fine of more than $30,000. The bill is an expansion of a 1993 law that penalized giving out “false information” or physically blocking those seeking abortion from entering clinics. The bill passed by French lawmakers will punish web operators who post material considered “deliberately misleading, intimidating and/or exerting psychological or moral pressure.” The French legislation follows a controversy that erupted after the French government blocked an advertisement featuring smiling children with Down syndrome because it could dredge up feelings of guilt from woman who decided to abort babies diagnosed with the genetic condition in-utero. About 96 percent of all babies diagnosed with the condition are aborted in France. The two-minute ad featured testimony from Down syndrome children and adults, as well as their parents explaining that they were capable of living full and happy lives. In November a French court upheld the ban, saying the video would “‘disturb the conscience of women who, in accordance with the law, have made personal life choices.'” French pro-life group Droit de Naître (Right to Be Born) told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement that the socialist government is trying to ram through pro-abortion legislation because of its dismal prospects in the upcoming French elections. The group said in a statement that it has begun circulating petitions and talking to activists to push back against the effort to police the web, television, and other means of communication. “In the view of the Socialists [they are] the owners of websites and telephone lines—such as the Wire of Life established by the Droit de Naître—which inform women about the dangers of abortion and about avoiding recourse,” the group said in an email. “The signatories of the petition initiated by Droit de Naître asked [French Interior Minister Bruno] Le Roux to abandon his project immediately [or] see his parliamentary group swept away during the next elections.” IVG.net, a pro-life website that provides information on alternatives to abortion—which is referred to as the “voluntary termination of pregnancy”—said in a blog post that the legislation violates the civil rights of French citizens. “Extending the offense of obstructing voluntary termination of pregnancy is contrary to several fundamental principles guaranteed by French and international law, in particular the principle of the legality of offenses and penalties and the right to freedom of expression. It is a dangerous…text,” IVG said. Pro-life activists in the United States said that the crackdown on websites that provide information on alternatives to abortion demonstrate the political power of pro-abortion forces. They see it as a preview of the threats that the abortion lobby poses against the First Amendment protections of speech and religion. “Pro-abortion extremists around the world, aided and abetted by their government allies, rely on the same bully tactics. They are desperate to distract the public from the ugly reality that abortion destroys lives,” Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement. ” Pro-life activists in the United States have dealt with similar attacks on their operations. In May, Illinois Democrats passed legislation backed by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups that would force pro-life pregnancy clinics and doctors to provide information or references to abortion clinics, regardless of their beliefs. In August, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law despite the fact that no Republican in the House of Representatives or state Senate voted for the bill. Illinois is the second state to crackdown on pregnancy centers in the past 12 months. In December 2015, California adopted a similar measure. The Los Angeles City Attorney served up the state’s first violations to three crisis pregnancy centers in July. Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, said that the French response to the advertisement, as well as pro-life web content furthers “massive disability abuse.” “The sad reality is that babies who receive a poor prenatal diagnosis are highly disproportionately targeted for abortion,” she said. “Shockingly only about one in ten little boys or girls with Down syndrome are carried to term. France’s new law will only further this massive disability abuse. Dannenfelser said that the attempts to censor pro-life images and coerce pro-abortion messages would ultimately “backfire.” “Whether they are censoring pro-life websites in France, or forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion in Illinois or California, their attempts to shut down free speech will always backfire,” she said. “No matter how much power the abortion lobby can amass, the truth is more powerful and they are on the wrong side of it.” The French Senate will take up the bill on Wednesday.
 http://freebeacon.com/politics/france-passes-crackdown-pro-life-websites/
 
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 Tuesday, 6 December 2016
 Bird flu the silent killer is on the rise with millions of birds killed just in the last few days
 Above, recent outbreaks of bird flu in Europe It lurks in the background and never seems to go away; it is quietly increasing but is never mentioned on the MSM. Bird flu, the silent deadly killer is back in Europe this winter with outbreaks throughout the continent, and Asia, see below.  Yesterday the Korean Herald reported 3.4 million poultry have been culled nationwide as bird flu spreads. Radio Poland reported an outbreak of avian flu at a goose farm in Lubuskie province, western Poland, where around 700 birds were found dead. FRANCE - A duck farm in France has culled 5,000 birds, the latest casualty of the outbreaks of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza that have been spreading around Europe and beyond in recent weeks. On Sunday, Japanese firm Niigata culled 540,000 chickens to combat bird flu at two infected farms. Holland, nearly 200,000 birds had to be slaughtered following bird flu outbreak on a farm in Biddinghuizen In the last week of November 200,000 chickens killed by bird flu on a farm in Sweden. The same day in Milan Italy San Siro hundred birds were found dead in the street, massacre of starlings, bird flu thought to be the cause. In the same week Iran Reported outbreaks of contagious Bird Flu. 283,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Tehran 10,000 geese had to be culled in Germany due to bird flu a week after 30 000 chickens were destroyed in Schleswig-Holstein after H5N8 was detected in their enclosure. I could go on and on but I think you get the picture Posted by Gary Walton at 10:32 am
 http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/12/bird-flu-silent-killer-is-on-rise-with.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FiLosF+%28The+Big+Wobble%29

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Holiday Warning And Hope

By Hal Lindsey

For most people entering the Christmas season, first thoughts go to shopping, travel, party plans, church events, and other things that go along with and help us prepare for the celebration of Christmas. But this year, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, we have something else to think about — terror attacks. DHS released a statement saying the season brings “opportunities for violent extremists,” and they warned against “terrorist-inspired individuals” attacking holiday events in the United States this year. The State Department issued a similar warning for U.S. citizens traveling in Europe during the holidays. Christmas events make an obvious terrorist target. Primarily, they are Christian in nature. That automatically draws the hatred of radical jihadists. But just as important, Christmas-related activities are easily hit. They are what security experts call “soft targets.” This week at Ohio State, we learned again the vulnerability of people on a sidewalk. During holidays, ordinary sidewalks can be as packed as those that lined the Boston Marathon when it was bombed. People can be crammed into stores, as well. In some locations, shoppers gather by the thousands. But stores have few if any of the special protections of government buildings, or airports. The store’s goal is to get people in. They don’t want barriers to customers. Other holiday gatherings can be even more crowded. Parties, church events, and seasonal concerts place thousands of people inside soft target venues. That’s like blood in the water to a group of sharks. And yet, if we live in fear, we not only let the terrorists win, we directly disobey God. Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (NKJV) Think about the identity of the Speaker. It is the God who said, “Let there be light: and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3 KJV) It is the same God who said, “I have made the earth, and created man on it. I — My hands — stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.” (Isaiah 45:12 NKJV) King David said, “His greatness is unsearchable.” (Psalms 145:3 KJV) The God who says “Fear not,” is perfect and great. His power is so complete, that Jesus said, “With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26 KJV) That is the God Who says to you and me, “Fear not, for I am with you.” He says not to fear, then gives the perfect reason for not fearing. He is with us. The God to Whom “all things are possible” is with us. Amid a world in chaos and pain, we need not be dismayed. Why? He answers by saying, “For I am your God.” That doesn’t mean we chose Him. It means He chose us. The God who “made the earth, and created man on it” chose to identify with us as our God. And then He makes a series of promises so rich and beautiful they are beyond the greatest poet’s ability to express. Yet He says it in a few simple words. “I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” The God Whose “greatness is unsearchable” gives you and me an intimate, highly personalized promise to strengthen, help, and uphold us. It is especially comforting to know that He does the upholding. He doesn’t depend on my strength or my righteousness. In fact, He says that my righteousness is like a pile of filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6 says, “All our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.” (NKJV) A filthy rag is nothing to be clothed in — especially for an audience with the King. But that’s the best we can do on our own. So, He does something extraordinary. He provides us a wedding garment of perfect purity; a garment of His own making. (Matthew 22:10-14) He clothes us in His righteousness. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (NKJV) Your own righteousness will not uphold you, but “the righteousness of God in Him” is perfect. That’s how He can say, “I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:13 continues the thought begun in verse 10. “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’” (NKJV) Who does the holding? He does. The Lord your God holds your right hand, and He says to you personally, “Don’t be afraid. I’ve got you. I’m holding you in the strong right hand of My righteousness.” Shopping… cooking… eating… gifts… plays… parties.… They can all be wonderful. But we also face difficulties during this season. Either way, remember why we celebrate. A child was born. He bought salvation for all who will receive it. Don’t be afraid. Let Him who “rules the world with truth and grace,” reign joyfully in your heart.

http://www.hallindsey.com/ww-12-2-2016/ 

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etc darkness is only going to continue to grow darker, the turmoil and the disaster in the world is only going to continue to get worse and every week you see how my word is being fulfilled even more so, saith the Lord. etc

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Fundraiser for Trump-Pence assassination uncovered on Dark Web

Published time: 5 Dec, 2016 17:20 Edited time: 5 Dec, 2016 17:20

A Dark Web website is trying to raise money and gather expert advice with a view to allegedly assassinating President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. The site, which CSO reports went live last week, calls for assistance to fund an assassination attempt against Trump, and features an image of the president-elect in crosshairs. The website is located on the Dark Web, and can be accessed only using the Tor browser, which masks IP addresses. “As you are all well aware, the consequences of having Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the leaders of the free world is extremely dangerous,” the website reads. “The political, environmental and social consequences will change the United States for the worst.” Pointing to the “rise of several white supremacist movements like the KKK and the neo-nazis,” the site promoting assassination says “trying to eliminate other Americans of different origins cannot be tolerated.” “We, as a society have come too far to go back to this,” it adds. The site’s authors claim they are part of a “well-known organization that has always defended and protected the rights of all people against crooked governments and regimes using different cyber attacks.” It says it now needs to go further, “as it will require much more than cyber attack to defend ourselves to avoid civil war or another world war.” The site asks for anonymous donations from those who “wish to see our plan succeed” and asks those with “expertise, intelligence or contacts you consider relevant,” to get in touch. The Bitcoin wallet associated with the site has received $88,000 since March, but as the website has only been live for about a week, donations thought to be related to the assassination fundraising only amount to $119, CSO reports. According to the website's source code, a hacker has claimed they know who is behind the site, reported the International Business Times. Branding the website's host "a little scammer," the hacker says the person is a Canadian citizen. "I actually planned to send an email to the United States Secret Service about him, but I can't find an appropriate email address of the USSS," the hacker said. It’s understood the Secret Service has been informed about the website’s existence.

https://www.rt.com/viral/369258-trump-pence-assassination-darkweb/ 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Andrei AKULOV | 07.12.2016 | WORLD

Russia, China Block UN Resolution on Aleppo Truce: West Waging Propaganda War

Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution on December 5 calling for a seven-day truce in the Syria’s second largest city. The vote did not take into account the agreement reached on December 2 between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry to organize a group of experts on Aleppo. The plan included the withdrawal of militants from the eastern part of the city. Actually, by pushing the resolution through, the US ambassador was hindering the diplomatic initiative of his own State Department! After the vote, the US withdrew from the deal to demonstrate once again it was not a reliable partner. The vote also violated the Security Council's working procedures because the draft had not been given the traditional 24 hours for it to be under review. The US, UK and French representatives accused Russia and China of obstructing the attempts to address the humanitarian needs of civilians in the besieged city. The UK's representative Matthew Rycroft said that in vetoing the resolution Russia and its supporters "have also held to ransom the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children currently enduring hell in Aleppo". Moscow and Beijing were also slammed for blocking the resolution that could become a preface to a cessation of hostilities in all parts of Syria. Speaking before the Security Council, Syrian Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari said the resolution was an attempt to impede the fight against terrorism. According to him, «From the very first days of the terrorist war imposed on my country, Syria, the United States, France and Britain indeed deserve the name of the three musketeers defending terrorism». The ambassador added that the Syrian government forces released some 100,000 civilians held prisoner by militants. In his remarks, China’s UN envoy Liu Jieyi said that the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the United Nations is distorting facts and «poisoning the atmosphere» in the Security Council. Previously humanitarian pauses have been used by militants to regroup and strengthen their positions to make the suffering of civilians even worse. There is another example to illustrate the hypocrisy of those who condemn Russia and China while actually siding with extremist groups in Syria. The recent attack against a mobile hospital in Aleppo, when two Russian nurses were killed, went largely unnoticed by mainstream media in the West. It was also barely mentioned by Western representatives in the UN Security Council. Neither officials of the US, UK and France, nor the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, nor the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, and Amnesty International made any comment to condemn the perpetrators. Russia is left alone in its efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the civilians who are leaving eastern Aleppo trying to escape from terrorist groups. The High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition, recognized by the West as the sole representative of the Syrian opposition, flatly refuses to comply with UN resolutions calling for a national dialogue and cessation of hostilities. There is another aspect of the matter to be taken into account. There is no alternative to a military solution of the situation in Aleppo. Before the operation was launched, militants had their chance to leave the city. Humanitarian corridors for civilians were established. Each and every thing was done to minimize casualties and avoid hostilities, if possible. Once started, a military operation cannot be conducted by fits and starts. It should run smoothly according to the plan. There is no way to stop it till the mission is accomplished. The Russia-supported Syrian forces cannot open fire and then halt combat actions to observe endless «truces» with no result but militants strengthening their positions to aggravate human suffering. Peace will be given a real chance again after the military victory in Aleppo is achieved. With the city retaken, political efforts will renew. The diplomatic activities must be based on UN Security Council’s resolution 2254, which Russia and China endorsed. The end of the military operation is close. According to The Wall Street Journal «signs mount that the opposition in the city faces potential collapse». The December 5 article says «Rebels in Aleppo estimate that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and their allies now hold some 60% of the territory in the city the opposition controlled just over a week ago». It cites Mohammad Al-Sheikh, a member of a rebel faction in Aleppo, who says: «Rebels are thinking of leaving as well because they have become exhausted by the situation». He notes that «Their spirits are low. They are in despair over not being able to break the siege». The newspaper reported that civilian leaders in opposition neighborhoods had formed a negotiating committee in order to begin talks with the Syrian government to reach a brokered agreement to end the current onslaught. But committee members said they have yet to contact the government as the situation in Aleppo remained in flux. It should be noted that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has made a statement saying that the groups which refuse to leave eastern Aleppo will be treated as terrorists. «By refusing to walk out from eastern Aleppo they will in fact go ahead with armed struggle. We will treat them accordingly, as terrorists and extremists, and support the Syrian army in its operation against such armed gangs,» the top Russian diplomat warned. The UN resolution was doomed from the start because it actually lumped together Russia and the terrorists. Besides, the draft document was an attempt to make Russia stop the operation. In October-November Russia did just that – Aleppo was not bombed for 28 days. Why should it do it again now, when the terrorists are on the brink of crushing defeat paving the way for a political dialogue and ultimate peaceful settlement – something that everyone has defined as a coveted final goal! It’s impossible to eat the cake and have it, as well as it is impossible to reach a conflict settlement by concluding endless deals with the extremist groups trying to take advantage of the chaos reigning in the war-torn country. Military gains are the best way to make the opposing side ready for constructive negotiations. The draft resolution looks very much like a provocation against the background of events taking place in Iraqi Mosul, where the US-led forces conduct an offensive to retake the city from Islamic State militants. The operation has left an unknown number of civilians dead, caused tens of thousands to flee, and disrupted water and utility supplies to the eastern districts of the city. There have also been reports of sectarian atrocities against the local Sunni population. It is all about the different goals each side is pursuing, While Russia is undoubtedly serious about fighting terrorism in Syria and elsewhere, the West is focused on regime change at all costs. Anything would do to reach the goal, including the United Nations podium used for purely propaganda purposes.

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/12/07/russia-china-block-un-resolution-aleppo-truce-west-waging-propaganda-war.html 

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Protesters at Dakota Pipeline have noticed unidentified crop dusters spraying chemicals over them late at night

Sunday, December 04, 2016 by: Vicki Batts

(NaturalNews) The Dakota Access Pipeline has been a topic of immense scrutiny for several months now. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s fight to protect their sacred lands, and the water supply, has been extensively covered by the independent media, and the pitfalls of oil pipeline construction continue to be outlined. From the destruction of waterways to the potential threat to the health of humans, wildlife and the environment, it is clear that this pipeline construction is rife with controversy. Mistreatment of the Standing Rock water protectors has been a primary facet of constructing the Dakota Acess Pipeline (DAPL). Police brutality, in particular, has become almost commonplace. Towards the end of November, it was reported that police began firing water cannons at hundreds of protestors, in the midst of freezing temperatures. A spokeswoman from the sheriff’s department, Donna Hushka confirmed that the water was used as “crowd control” against the protestors — who had apparantly started multiple fires around the barricade. Jade Begay, a spokesperson for the Indigenous Environmental Network said that the activists had lit two bonfires to keep warm, and claims that the other fires were caused by weapons used by law enforcement. Some have said that tear gas and sound weaponry were also deployed and used against the water protectors. Reports have indicated that protestors have literally been caged like animals, struck by rubber bullets and some have even been maimed by the use of grenades. To put it simply, dozens upon dozens of water protectors have been injured or hospitalized bcause they are standing up for what they believe in. To make matters worse, in the last few days there have been reports that unidentified aircrafts have been seen flying over the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s encampment. There is a growing fear among the activists that they are actually being sprayed with chemicals by crop dusters late at night, flying above with their lights off. In a Youtube video, one activist describes what she has seen and heard: “We have had aircraft flying over our camp for several days . . . [and] they mostly come at night and have their lights off … they are using this space illegally … Last night … there was an aircraft flying over camp from approximately 1:40am until about 2:20am this morning. [They are] spraying what we believe to be chemical agents down on top of us.” While the spraying of chemicals on water protectors has yet to actually be confirmed, it would not be that surprising. After all, the government has done it before. Just a few decades ago, the poor people of St. Louis were mercilessly used as guinea pigs by the Army during the height of the Cold War. Neighborhoods were sprayed with an array of chemicals, as part of some secret, sordid testing by the military. While the Army has only admitted to using blowers to spray chemicals from the rooftops, at least one person recalls planes. Mary Helen Brindell recalls low-flying green Army planes spraying a powder on the neighborhood, while she was outside playing with her friends. She says she went home, washed the powder off of her face and arms, and went back out to play. Since then, Brindell has battled four different types of cancer — breast, thyroid, skin and uterine cancer. “I feel betrayed,” said Brindell. “We pointed our fingers during the Holocaust, and we do something like this?” One cannot help but share the same sentiment towards what is going on now, with the DAPL and the treatment of the water protectors. Is the government spraying them with some sort of toxic chemicals too? It certainly isn’t something they wouldn’t do — even though they have no right to do so.

http://www.naturalnews.com/2016-12-04-protesters-at-dakota-pipeline-have-noticed-unidentified-crop-dusters-spraying-chemicals-over-them-late-at-nig.html 

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etc.. All these things are end-time signs, the economy, the loss of jobs, the government control. You are in a time that the world has never seen before and that time does not get better, etc..

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FBI's New Hacking Powers Take Effect This Week

by Jeff John Roberts @jeffjohnroberts November 30, 2016, 9:13 AM EST

A single search warrant, multiple computers. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies will be able to search multiple computers across the country with a single warrant thanks to a controversial rule change that takes effect on Thursday. The expanded search power, known as “Rule 41,” is intended to make it easier for the FBI to carry out complex computer investigations. Until now, the government could only carry out a search of computers located in the district where the federal judge granted the warrant—typically only a few counties in a given state. The legal process for government hacking has been a contentious topic, especially in light of a high profile investigation known as “Playpen” in which the FBI placed tracking software on the computers of child pornography suspects across the country. Some of these defendants have successfully challenged their arrest on the grounds they lived outside of the area described in the warrant. Civil liberties groups have warned Rule 41 represents a dangerous expansion of the government’s surveillance power, and will lead law enforcement bodies to “forum shop”—seeking warrants in districts where a judge is most likely to grant them. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. The controversy has also led a bipartisan group of lawmakers to call for a halt to the new Rule 41 powers until Congress has had time to study it. On Wednesday, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del) called for a voice vote on the Senate floor to pass a bill delaying Rule 41, but the tactic fell short, in part because the measure lacked strong support in the House. A spokesperson for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has led opposition to the rule change, says Congress can still change or halt the bill once it goes into effect. Rule 41 came about as part of a regular review of criminal procedure conducted by a conference of federal judges. After several years weighing the rule and a public comment period, the conference then submitted the suggested rule change to the Supreme Court, which then approved it to go into effect on Dec. 1. Opponents of Rule 41 have argued it is not the sort of housekeeping measure ordinarily addressed by the judicial conference, but rather a significant change to how police conduct search and seizure, and that it may fall afoul of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. Debate over the issue is likely to continue under the impending Presidency of Donald Trump.

This story was updated to reflect the failure of last minute attempts in Congress to stop Rule 41.

http://fortune.com/2016/11/30/rule-41/ 

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NGOs are smuggling immigrants into Europe on an industrial scale

For two months, using marinetraffic.com, we have been monitoring the movements of ships owned by a couple of NGOs. Using data from data.unhcr.org., we have kept track of the daily arrivals of African immigrants in Italy. It turned out we were witness to a big scam and an illegal human traffic operation. NGOs, smugglers, the mafia in cahoots with the European Union have shipped thousands of illegals into Europe under the pretext of rescuing people, assisted by the Italian coast guard which coordinated their activities. Human traffickers contact the Italian coast guard in advance to receive support and to pick up their dubious cargo. NGO ships are directed to the “rescue spot” even as those to be rescued are still in Libya. The 15 ships that we observed are owned or leased by NGOs have regularly been seen to leave their Italian ports, head south, stop short of reaching the Libyan coast, pick up their human cargo, and take course back 260 miles to Italy even though the port of Zarzis in Tunis is just 60 miles away from the rescue spot. The organizations in question are: MOAS, Jugend Rettet, Stichting Bootvluchting, Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, Proactiva Open Arms, Sea-Watch.org, Sea-Eye and Life Boat. The real intention of the people behind the NGOs is not clear. We would not be surprised if their motive were money. They may also be politically driven; the activities of the Malta-based organisation, MOAS, by trafficking people to Italy is the best guarantee that migrants will not show up on the Maltese shore. MOAS is managed by an Maltese Marine officer well known in Malta for his maltreatment of refugees 1). It is also possible that these organisations are managed by naive “do-gooders” who do not understand that offering their services they are acting like a magnet to the people from Africa and thus they are willy-nilly causing more fatalities, not to mention that their actions are destabilizing Europe. However high-minded the intentions of these organisations might be, their actions are criminal as most of these migrants are not eligible for being granted asylum and will end up on the streets of Rome or Paris and undermine Europe’s stability raising racially motivated social tensions. Brussels has created particular legislature to protect people traffickers against prosecution. In a dedicated section of an EU resolution entitled On Search and Rescue, the text states that “private ship masters and non-governmental organisations who assist in sea rescues in the Mediterranean Sea should not risk punishment for providing such assistance.”2) During the two months of our observation, we have monitored at least 39 000 Africans illegally smuggled into Italy, which was done with the full consent of the Italian and European authorities. More information: In October we discovered that four NGOs picked up people in Libyan territorial waters. We have proof that these smugglers communicated their action in advance with the Italian authorities. Ten hours before the immigrants left Libya, the Italian coast guard directed the NGOs to the “rescue” spot: Full account “Caught in the act: NGOs deal in migrant smuggling” The MOAS organisation has close links with the famous US military contractor “Blackwater”, the US army and the Maltese navy. Full account: “The Americans from MOAS ferry migrants to Europe” There is a full account about the ships involved: “NGOs Armada operating off the coast of Libya”and how people are encourage to come to Europe: “Death road to Europe promoted on the web”

https://gefira.org/en/2016/12/04/ngos-are-smuggling-immigrants-into-europe-on-an-industrial-scale/ 

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House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites

by Tyler Durden Dec 3, 2016 11:55 AM

On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against "Russian propaganda fake news", with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on "offenders." A quick skim of the bill reveals "Title V—Matters relating to foreign countries", whose Section 501 calls for the government to "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been hidden or not acknowledged publicly.” The section lists the following definitions of media manipulation: Establishment or funding of a front group. Covert broadcasting. Media manipulation. Disinformation and forgeries. Funding agents of influence. Incitement and offensive counterintelligence. Assassinations. Terrorist acts. As ActivistPost correctly notes, it is easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used to target, threaten, or eliminate so-called “fake news” websites, a list which has been used to arbitrarily define any website, or blog, that does not share the mainstream media's proclivity to serve as the Public Relations arm of a given administration. Curiously, the bill which was passed on November 30, was introduced on November 22, two days before the Washington Post published its Nov. 24 article citing "experts" who claim Russian propaganda helped Donald Trump get elected. As we reported last week, in an article that has been widely blasted, the WaPo wrote that "two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House. The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on “fake news,” as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem." The newspaper cited PropOrNot, an anonymous website that posted a hit list of alternative media websites, including Zero Hedge, Drudge Report, Activist Post, Blacklisted News, the Ron Paul Report, and many others. Glenn Greenwald penned an appropriate response two days later in "Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group." PropOrNot has pushed a conspiratorial thesis, without any actual proof, that the listed websites have been either used directly or covertly by the Russians to spread propaganda. While the bill passed the House with a sweeping majority, it is unknown if and when the bill will work its way through the Senate and be passed into law, although one would think that it has far higher chances of passing under president Obama than the President-Elect. It is also unclear if it will be used to shut down websites anonymously characterized as "useful idiots" or subversive elements used in disseminating supposed Russian propaganda. Those interested can read the full "H.R. 6393: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017" at the following location" bill that may soon proclaim much of the internet to be criminal "Russian propaganda" at the following link.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-02/house-quietly-passes-bill-targeting-russian-propaganda-websites 

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Secret US Terror Camps Revealed-Terrorist Camps Are Now In Locations Across America, ‘READY FOR JIHAD!’

Dec 05, 2016

There are somewhere between 25 and 30 verified Jihadist training camps in the United States. But they are on private property and the weapons they use to train with are legal. So all the FBI can do to monitor the situation is keep tabs on them from afar. But trust me, these Islamist groups are training for guerrilla warfare with us on our own soil. It’s a ticking time bomb. I hope that President-elect Trump will address the terrorist threat in America seriously. I am fairly confident he will. With people like Frank Gaffney on his team and others who are dedicated to fighting radical Islam, we may at long last confront this dire threat head on. Many of these camps were established as early as 2012. From Conservative 101: -Out of outgoing President Barack Hussein Obama’s many failed policies, his all-time single worst decision was not taking the threat of radical Islamic terrorism seriously. -Instead, Obama promoted his childish “let’s be friends” policy that let an uncountable amount of terrorists and future terrorists into our country. Now we are paying the price. -By contrast, President-Elect Donald Trump has been front and center in the effort to change our ridiculous policy towards terrorism. -On Fox News recently, host Bill O’Reilly ran a segment that contained terrifying evidence about how terrorist camps have now spread throughout the United States. MORE-Which Countries Hate The United States? Why Vladimir Putin Hates Us? 12 Countries That Love To Hate America. -It’s about time we had a President who will take the horse blinders off our foreign policy with terrorists. Are you thankful we will have someone soon in office who will defend us from this clear and present threat? Watch below: The training camps are connected to Muslims of America (MOA) and belong to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Pakistan Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda-related branch. They train Muslim Jihadists how to fight and kill… the training is extensive and brutal. From The Clarion Project in 2007: The organization says it has a network of 22 “villages” around the U.S., with Islamberg as its main headquarters in New York. The Clarion Project obtained secret MOA footage showing female members receiving paramilitary training at Islamberg. It was featured on the Kelly File on FOX News Channel in October. A second MOA tape released by Clarion shows its spokesman declaring the U.S. to be a Muslim-majority country. A 2007 FBI record states that MOA members have been involved in at least 10 murders, one disappearance, three firebombings, one attempted firebombing, two explosive bombings and one attempted bombing. It states: “The documented propensity for violence by this organization supports the belief the leadership of the MOA extols membership to pursue a policy of jihad or holy war against individuals or groups it considers enemies of Islam, which includes the U.S. Government. Members of the MOA are encouraged to travel to Pakistan to receive religious and military/terrorist training from Sheikh Gilani.” The document also says that, “The MOA is now an autonomous organization which possesses an infrastructure capable of planning and mounting terrorist campaigns overseas and within the U.S.” ~Clarion Project These groups are extremely dangerous. They have armed guards on site and if you step on their land, there is an excellent chance you will be shot dead on the spot. Strict Shariah Law is observed at these facilities and Muslims train there by invitation only. They have to be dedicated to fighting infidels and willing to die for Allah to gain entry to the camp. MORE-New Reports Show That Terrorist Group ISIS and Russia’s Very Secret Services Has Recruited US Citizens For An Attack “Deadlier Than 9/11.” The FBI has been watching these groups for close to 15 years and they can’t touch them. They aren’t training for kicks. Sooner or later there will be full on war with radical Islam here in the States. Note where these camps are and prepare accordingly. Terrorist camps are here in the United States and Obama is doing nothing about it… With Barack Obama now unveiling his ‘Obamalaw’ plan across America, a progressive takeover of state and local policing according to this linked story from the Daily Caller, what we learn below is exasperating as we find out that armed terrorist training camps are being run right here in America with the full knowledge of US law enforcement, yet no arrests are being made and no raids conducted upon them. Meanwhile, the eyes of ‘Obamalaw’ and our nation’s national security apparatus are now squarely trained upon Christians, Constitution-supporting Americans, US Veterans and anyone else who disagrees with Barack Obama. Are Americans being set-up to be defenseless, sitting ducks? These recent stories from Bradley County News and Terror Camps.com send out a loud and clear warning that Americans and our way of life in America are in grave danger as homegrown jihadis, being trained out of terrorist training camps now spread across America, are well positioned to strike key US cities, nuclear plants and other strategic targets while living in our communities, walking our streets and shopping, eating and dining with us, completely undetected and seemingly with the full support of the current administration in Washington DC. ‘Jihadi John’, the sadistic ISIS killer hiding behind a mask while lopping off heads, was once called ‘the best employee we ever had’ according to a former employer who also said of him: “He was very good with people. Calm and decent.” How was ‘Jihadi John’ suddenly radicalized and should his radicalization send a warning out to anyone who believes that ‘it can’t happen here?’ MORE-A Nuclear Inferno Upon Our Cities! AMERICA IS NOW FACING THE GREATEST CRISIS IN HISTORY Shelbyville, Tennessee is a small American city, population approx 20,000, that as recently as 2009 has seen a vast influx of Muslims from Somalia shipped in by the US Dept of State as shared in the 4th video below. Shelbyville is also the home of one of AT LEAST 37 terrorist training camps in America, well positioned to attack a nearby nuclear plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and all linked to one person, the Sheikh Mubarrack Al Gilani who has known associations to Al-Qaeda we are told. While the Clarion Project documents Gilani and homegrown terrorism in America in the 1st 3 videos below, the White House Press secretary has no clear answers as to why Obama and this administration are treating Muslims differently than they are treating Christians according to this linked story while more evidence emerges that ISIS/ISIL terrorists are being supported by US government agencies according to the linked Global Research story. While in Norway, government officials have recently taken the controversial step of deporting over 800 Muslims whom they had determined to have radical leanings, the move has had amazing results as violent crimes have dropped by more than 30%, numbers that every American should see and, though condemned by many American and European liberals, offer us a road that we might have to take ‘to stop evil from creeping into our backyards’ though many see a move like that in America as being ‘too little too late’. We learned this of the terrorist training camps in Tennessee: Many of these camps are reportedly fortified with heavy weapons, ammo and bomb making equipment as evidenced by a recent raid at a Colorado terrorist camp, This camp run by Gilani was searched by warrant when neighbors complained of loud noises and gun fire from the compound. MORE-War Is Coming, The Whole World Knows It Except The People Of The United States. Wake Up People! The 3 terrorist camps in TN are just a stones throw from I- 24 allowing fast access to major road ways. The camps are nestled along the north, northwest TN border near Nashville. The Dover and Paris camps are about a 30 minute drive apart and about equal time to Nashville. The newly reported Shelbyville camp is approximately 90 miles from Chattanooga and about 57 miles south, southeast of Nashville. These camps are well positioned near the heart of Tennessee and two of it’s biggest cities and population areas. Terror attacks could easily be carried out in our state with dire consequences. Oak Ridge is just a short drive from these camps and are strategically close to a number of nuclear reactors. MORE–WARNING: The Elite Are In A PANIC-ELITE UNDERGROUND BUNKERS – America’s Elite Building Bunkers To Hide From Nuclear War With Russia: WWIII With secretive US terror camps now being exposed as shared in the 5th video below from TheAlexJonesChannel beginning at the 7 minute mark, we have to ask how much longer it will be until America finds out far too late that our entire country and way of life is in danger? We are told that increased chatter has been heard surrounding the Tennessee training camps and a lot of military type movement and activity has been seen in the areas surrounding them. An abbreviated list of Islamic terror training camps in America is below videos. When the elite of the World start preparing for doomsday, that is a very troubling sign. And right now the elite appear to be quietly preparing for disaster like never before. Want to Be on Survivalist? The 3 Pioneer Survival Lessons We Should All Learn! Here’s your chance. Watch this free video. “Sleeper Cell–For the Record special on Islamic terror camps in America” This special is based on FBI documents obtained by Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project showing that Muslims of the Americas, an organization linked to a group named Jamaat ul-Fuqra, is a terrorist threat. The group says it has 22 “Islamic villages” across the country and is led by a radical cleric in Pakistan named Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. You can read about Clarion’s discovery of a terrorist enclave in Texas. “Observers” in and around the Tn. Terrorist camps are reporting a lot of activity and military type movement. There is a stir in camps under observation by vigilant patriots that something may be impending in the near future. Chatter has reportedly increased and as those reports become visible, we will notify you. Some of their most active camps in the USA are: – Trout Creek Pass, Colorado (over 100 acres) – Red House Virginia (over 120 Acres) – Mecca Circle, Wayne County, GA – Islamber, NY (considered their headquarters – Holy Islamville, SC (another huge compound and extremely active) – Baladullah, CA (Huge and also extremely active) – A new one PA (Wayne County) – Fairfax, VA – York, SC – Hancock, NY – Deposit, NY – Springfield, MA – Philadelphia, PA– Hyattsville, MD – Bethany, WV – Meherrin, VA – Dover, TN – Paris, TN – Shelbyville, TN – Commerce, GA – Jessup, GA – Marion, AL – Talhina, OK – Houston, TX – Coldwater, MI – Buena Vista, CO – Oak Hill, CA – Onalska, WA Somali refugees have resettled in America to escape the chaos of their homeland. But the transition isn’t going smoothly in one town… The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN Alex Jones covers the news and plays a report by Infowars reporter former Army Staff Sergeant Joe Biggs about the connection between President Obama’s blatant ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the terror cells that have quietly been populated for decades in the United States. FBI and State Department documents have designated organizations as terrorist only to have them wiped off of the terrorist list by the Obama Administration.

http://www.newsprepper.com/secret-us-terror-camps-revealed-terrorist-camps-now-locations-across-america-ready-jihad/# 

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Analysis of the Occult Symbols Found on the Bank of America Murals

November 23, 2010

Prominently displayed in the lobby of the Bank of America’s Corporate Center are “creepy” frescoes, filled with occult symbols. Even more unsettling is the fact that those images seem to predict events of a radical world change in the not-so-distant future. Are those murals predicting the coming of an occult New World Order? We will look at the occult meaning of the symbols found on the Bank of America frescoes. A reader of Infowars sent me pictures of some very odd murals displayed at the Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte, NC. Needless to say they immediately caught my attention, as I was flabbergasted by their symbolism and their message. I also couldn’t help relating them to the ominous murals of the Denver International Airport. Painted by Benjamin Long, the paintings are said to revolve around the themes of “making/building, chaos/creativity, and planning/knowledge in a “daring blend of abstract and realism, set off with touches of gold“. Although we normally read from left to right, there are clues within the frescoes hinting the viewers to read the paintings from right to left. The “planning” stage (visually represented by the fresco on the right) is normally the first step of any process so it would make sense to start from there. There is also alchemical symbolism hinting towards the chronology of the frescoes, so we will begin with the one on the right: Right Fresco The fresco on the right is dubbed Planning/Knowledge. An esoteric read of its symbolism reveals exactly what is being planned and what knowledge it is referring to. Masonic Boy on Masonic Floor We see here a young blond boy standing on a standard Masonic checker-board pattern floor. His feet are placed at a 90 degrees angle, in accordance to Masonic initiation ritual: “Q. On your return to the Lodge, where were you placed, as the youngest Entered Apprentice? A. In the northeast corner, my feet forming a right angle, my body erect, at the right hand of the Worshipful Master in the east, an upright man and Mason, and it was given me strictly in charge ever to walk and act as such.” – Malcolm C. Duncan, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor Seemingly underneath the boy are people dressed in business suits, seemingly strategizing while pointing at the Masonic boy. Does the boy represent the “new generation”? This blond boy is very reminiscent of the blond boy featured at the center of one of the murals of the Denver International Airport. Burning Bush, Woman in Cube and Pyramid Behind the boy is a tree on fire, which is a reference of the Burning Bush of the Old Testament. The Burning Bush is of great importance in Masonic ritual, especially for the 33rd degree, whose members are considered to be “near the Burning Bush”. “In the third Exodus it is record that, while Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro on Mount Horeb, “the angle of Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush”, and there communicated to him for the first time his Ineffable Name. This occurrence is commemorated in the Burning Bush of the Royal Arch Degree. In all systems of antiquity, fire is adopted as a symbol of Deity; and the Burning Bush, or the bush filled with fire which did not consume, whence came forth the Tetragrammaton, the symbol of Divine Light and Truth, is considered in the advanced degrees of Freemasonry, like the Orient in the lower, as the great source of true Masonic light; wherefore Supreme Councils of the Thirty-Third Degree date their balustres or official documents, “near the B.B.” or Burning Bush, to intimate that they are, in their own rite, the exclusive source of all Masonic instruction”. – Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Part 1 In the background is an Egyptian pyramid, the ultimate symbol of the Mysteries in occult teachings. A strange feature of the painting is the woman apparently trapped inside a transparent cube, hanging from threads coming from the sky. Does she represent the common man, stuck in the confines of the material world (occultly represented by the cube) and manipulated by unseen the forces from above? Stairs and Black Sun Jacob’s ladder and a black sun On the left of the image are stairs, apparently leading to the heavens, a classic symbol representing the path to illumination/Illuminati through the mysteries of Masonry. A Masonic engraving depicting stairs leading from the Masonic floor to the “outside” In the sky is a black sun, another symbol of an esoteric significance. Hermetic traditions teach the existence of two suns, an invisible and etheric one made of pure “philosophical gold” and the material one, the only one the profane can perceive, known as the Black Sun. In alchemy, the black sun (Sol niger) is the name of the result of the first stage of the Opus Magnum. The alchemical Magnum Opus (or Great Work) starts with the “blackening” – the calcination of crude metals – and ends with their transmutation into pure gold. Today, the symbol of the Black Sun is mostly associated with esoteric Nazism and cults such as the Temple of Set. It is also found in odd places such as: Bracken House, London. The Black Sun beares the face of Winston Churchill. …and, once again, the Denver International Airport. Floor design in the DIA depicting a black sun moving in front of the golden sun The right fresco therefore seems to portray the first step of a “Great Work” that needs to be accomplished, as symbolically represented by the black sun. Men dressed in suits (one of them oddly looks like Adam Weishaupt), seem to be preparing a new generation of Masonic youth. Meanwhile, the “profane” seem to be idling in an translucent cube, controlled by invisible puppeteers. Middle Fresco The middle fresco, Chaos/Creativity, depicts a turbulent transitional period. Many details within the painting describe this profound turmoil, which seem to be affecting all part of society and civilization. We find military and religious figures, people protesting and much more. Barb wires, nets and soldiers on the streets tell the viewers that this period of turmoil is also one of oppression. The nun does not seem very pleased either. At the left of the painting is a person wearing a biohazard suit, hinting to some kind of chemical warfare. Person in gas suit For this reason, and many more, I find this painting very similar to one of the Denver Airport’s murals … the most infamous one. This mural of the DIA portrays a militaristic figure wearing a gas mask and oppressing an endless line of sad people. Chemical warfare, military repression, dead babies … what is there not to like about this image? If we look at the top of the fresco, we see translucent beings spinning with fire, perhaps implying that the turmoil is also happening on a metaphysical, cosmic or astral level. Spinning naked bodies in a vortex of fire This round fiery shape can also be likened to a sun. Its pale golden color and the transparency of its figures can be associated with the intermediate step of the great alchemical work named “Whitening”. Jung compared this step with daybreak, the preparation for the next and final stage, which is the sunrise, characterized by the color red. Which is, of course, the most prominent color of the left fresco. Left Fresco The fresco on the left is said to focus on the theme of “Making/Building“. The main figure of the fresco is a worker holding a shovel, contemplating the work done. In his back pocket is a red piece of cloth, a symbolic detail in the context of this image. There is indeed a great emphasis on the color red in this fresco, which, as mentioned above, is the also the color associated with the final step of the alchemical Magnum Opus: Rubedo, the “Red Work”. In occult teachings, alchemical transformation can happen on numerous levels: a material level, where crude metals are transmuted to pure gold, but also on a spiritual and philosophical level, where the profane man becomes a “regenerated man”. In secret-society lore, the entire world is considered to be the subject of alchemical transformation; it is said to be an imperfect plane needing to be “transmuted into gold” in order to mirror the heavens, in accordance with the hermetic axiom “As Above, So Below”. Is a New World Order the “Great Work” of the occult elite? Sleeping Giant Is he dead or sleeping? And what does “EQ” mean? An odd detail of the fresco is this man blending with the earth, apparently in deep sleep … or is he buried? This is also reminiscent of the (unsettling) sleeping little boy on the DIA murals. A helpless little boy sleeping (or dead) under a red blanket What Is The Meaning of the Frescoes? Like most elitist art, the frescoes on display at the headquarters of Bank of America, the largest bank in America, tell a story intended to be decoded by those in the know. The frescoes seem to depict three stages of world transformation – planning, chaos and achievement – and are color-coded to be analogous to the three stages of hermetic alchemy: Nigredo (blackness), Albedo (whiteness) and Rubedo (redness). The frescoes beare many resemblances to the murals of the Denver International Airport, which also depict progressive phases of a profound transformation of society after a period of intense turmoil. The first fresco displays a wide array of occult symbols, some directly referring to Freemasonry. This is quite astonishing as the painting is in the lobby of the headquarters of the United States’ most predominant bank and not in a Masonic lodge … but perhaps there is some overlap. Those who are “in the know” and initiated to the Mysteries are those who are qualified to accomplishing the planning process, which in this painting seem to be the men in suits, whose ties match the red and white checker-board floor, and who make plans for the future generation, represented by the blond Masonic boy. In the second fresco, civil unrest, riots, protests and repression are all taking place. Historically, the masses only usually go into an outright revolt when their living conditions deteriorate significantly or when hugely unpopular policies get adopted. Does this piece refer to the loss of civil liberties and the rise of a police state? There is also a metaphysical aspect to the image, represented by the spinning naked bodies that appear as the sun, implying that the period turmoil is also happening on a cosmic level. The last fresco gives a sense of “mission accomplished”, with the dominant figure surveying the work, while also conveying the message that “the work is never totally done” as labourers are still hard at work in the underground. This is reminiscent of the movie Metropolis, where a class of workers silently slave away underground to sustain the elite’s utopia. I also can’t help but being reminded of the 33 Chilean miners while looking at those workers … In Conclusion The Bank of America frescoes are yet another example of the elite’s agenda being “hidden in plain sight”. These giant images, on display for all to see, but designed to be understood by few, describe the philosophy of the elite rulers, their occult knowledge and their plans for the future. As it is the case for all works of art, it is possible to interpret these paintings on numerous levels and to come up with different conclusions. It is, however, difficult to ignore the recurrent themes found in the ”Sinister Sites” described on The Vigilant Citizen: prevalent occult symbolism, the heralding of a “new era”, contempt for the profane masses, celebration of repression and war, etc. When comparing the Bank of America frescoes with the art of the DIA and the Georgia Guidestones, we can find a definite consistence in their symbolism, their tone and their message. This leads me to believe that the same group is behind all of those sites and many more. Whoever they are, we know a few things for sure: they are extremely rich, extremely powerful and they don’t really like you … because you are not one of Them.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/sinistersites/analysis-of-the-occult-symbols-found-on-the-bank-of-america-murals/ 

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That's how eager the Obama administration is about being transparent when it comes to spending large sums of taxpayers' money on itself.

As with the slow-motion releases of Hillary Clinton's emails, the idea of bureaucratic stalling, of course, is that the details become "old" news more likely to be ignored by media. Fortunately, we're not on vacation this week, so we can help the president out. Here goes: The new expense reports, heavily-redacted allegedly for security reasons, push the total known costs for vacations during Obama's reign to nearly $71 million -- with another full year to go. That's about $10.1 million per year in known expenses. The totals come from Judicial Watch, the dogged watchdog group that pursues such information through repeated Freedom of Information Act requests. Earlier this year Judicial Watch obtained transportation costs for a pair of the Democrat's cross-country golf weekends just in 2015. They totaled nearly $2 million, or $20,000 per hole, the Washington Examiner calculated. In February, for instance, Obama spent President's Weekend golfing with male friends in Palm Springs. At $206,000 per flight hour, that trip set taxpayers back $1.03 million. That does not include other costs such as security and transportation. Of course, even with Camp David available for free in Maryland every president goes on vacation, though none have gone so far so often as the Obamas, sometimes in separate planes. Their family trips to Hawaii, for example, require at least 18 hours of Air Force One flight time at $206,000 per flight hour. Or $3.7 million minimum. Complaints of over-spending on personal travel have dogged this first couple starting with Michelle Obama's luxury vacation with friends to Spain at the peak of the recession and subsequent family excursions during the nation's weakest economic recovery since World War II. As we reported earlier this year: The Obamas have "traveled more than any other first family, often with Mrs. Obama's mother and her friends. By the summer of 2014 the Obamas had taken 31 international trips lasting 119 days. At the same point in his presidency, Ronald Reagan had taken 14 such trips over 73 days. "When the family visited Ireland in 2013, taxpayers were hit for just under $8 million, including a quarter-million dollars for a two-day side-trip to Dublin for the Obama women. They chose a $3,500-per-night hotel suite in addition to 29 other rooms for their traveling party at the five-star hotel. "Last year when Mrs. Obama, her mother and two daughters toured China, they stayed in a Beijing hotel suite costing $8,400 per night." Joe Biden, currently vacationing with his wife in the Virgin Islands, hasn't exactly suffered on the road either. Two years ago an unusually large Biden entourage ran up a London hotel bill of $480,000 in one night. The next day in Paris, Biden's tab was $585,000, again for a single night. The latest expense revelations extracted from the Secret Service by Judicial Watch seem almost a bargain by comparison. They show, among other things, $92,000 for rental cars and $225,000 for lodging paid to Paradise Luxury Rentals and Cabana Girl LLC for agents during the Obamas' 2013 Hawaii holiday. "It is easy to see why the Secret Service, reeling from its own scandals, covered up these outrageous expense numbers for just one of Obama’s luxury Christmas vacations,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The $317,000 in Secret Service expenses are only the tip of the iceberg for the true cost of Obama’s 2013 vacation in Hawaii, which has now skyrocketed to $8,098,060." The organization has another lawsuit pending against the Department of Homeland Security for ignoring an additional 19 Freedom of Information requests.

http://www.investors.com/politics/andrew-malcolm/obama-vacation-expenses-already-exceed-70-million-dollars/ 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

:: 12-4-16 Breaking Israel News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Biblical Pillar of Cloud Protects Israel From ISIS Over Golan Heights [VIDEO]

By Abra Forman December 4, 2016 , 10:30 am

“Thou Hashem art in the midst of this people; inasmuch as Thou Hashem art seen face to face, and Thy cloud standeth over them, and Thou goest before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night.” Numbers 14:13 (The Israel Bible™) A startling video which has been shared over 140,000 times on Facebook reveals without a doubt the hand of God protecting Israel against her enemies. The video, posted on Thursday by Israel News Online, shows what appears to be an enormous pillar of cloud, dust and rain hovering over the dangerous border between Israel and Syria – in the very same area where ISIS militants had attacked IDF forces for the first time four days earlier. Most incredibly, the mysterious cloud ended precisely at the border without entering Israel’s Golan Heights region, seeming to afflict the Syrian side while not harming Israel. “This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and rain did NOT cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like a barrier between ISIS and Israel,” the Facebook post read. In the video, dozens of amazed IDF soldiers are shown photographing and taping the bizarre weather phenomenon with their phones. With over 5 million views, nearly 60,000 likes, 28,500 comments and 143,793 shares, the video quickly went viral. Commenters had no doubt of what they were seeing, calling the cloud a “miracle” and a “protective occurrence provided by the Almighty.” “God protecting his chosen people yet again,” wrote Orlando Houston, while Margaret Tilford commented, “If they had cell phones back when God parted the Red Sea and led the Israelites it would have looked like this!” Indeed, the Biblical parallel is unmistakable. When the Israelites were wandering in the desert after leaving Egypt, the Bible relates that God took the form of a pillar of cloud to lead them. And Hashem went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; that they might go by day and by night; the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people. Exodus 13:21-22 “It is the hand of God the Almighty showing the world He is in control!” wrote Magda Botha. Days before the appearance of the strange cloud barrier, a cell of four ISIS militants on the Syrian side of the border had fired on an IDF patrol in the Golan, marking the first time that the Islamic State had ever directly attacked Israeli forces. IDF soldiers immediately returned fire, killing all four attackers, and Israeli fighter jets responded by striking targets within Syria. No Israeli soldiers were hurt. Between Israel’s swift military victory and the pillar of cloud which appeared over the border, ISIS should heed the clear warning: this land is under Divine Protection.

Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/79560/biblical-pillar-cloud-appears-golan-proving-hand-god-protects-israel-isis/#tMKx6GPjUQRgbZH4.99 

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etc. you shall see more problems throughout the world, bigger terror attacks, etc

:: 11-22-16 The Telegraph :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

US warns of 'heightened' risk of terror attacks on Christmas markets in Europe as Isil loses grip on Mosul and Raqqa

By Raf Sanchez, Middle East correspondent 22 November 2016 • 12:25pm

The US has warned its citizens that Europe is facing a “heightened risk of terror attacks” at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events. The US State Department said it had “credible information” that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and al-Qaeda were planning attacks and focusing on the “upcoming holiday season”. It specifically warned American travellers to exercise caution at “holiday festivals, events and outdoor markets”. The travel warning was issued as the US military said it expected Isil to resort to more traditional terrorist attacks after it loses its twin city strongholds of Mosul and Raqqa, both of which are under pressure. “We don’t think they are going to become an organisation that no longer presents a danger once Raqqa and Mosul are taken away,” said Col. John Dorrian, the spokesman for the US-led coalition against Isil. “What they are going to do is devolve into the type of terror organisation that we’ve known they were all along and continue to try to do external operations and try to motivate lone wolf attackers.” The State Department warning was released a week after the one-year anniversary of the 2015 Paris attacks, which killed 130 people across the French capital. It does not mention any specific countries as being particularly at risk but notes that the last year has seen attacks in Belgium, France, Germany, and Turkey. The warning makes no mention of Britain. “The Department of State alerts US citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. US citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets,” the warning said. “Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil or Da'esh), al-Qaeda, and their affiliates continue to plan terrorist attacks in Europe, with a focus on the upcoming holiday season and associated events. “US citizens should also be alert to the possibility that extremist sympathisers or self-radicalised extremists may conduct attacks during this period with little or no warning. Terrorists may employ a wide variety of tactics, using both conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/22/us-warns-heightened-risk-terror-attacks-christmas-markets-europe/ 

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ISIS planning more terror attacks in Europe, captured documents reveal

Published time: 28 Nov, 2016 16:41 Edited time: 29 Nov, 2016 15:10

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is planning attacks across Europe, according to intelligence seized by Western-backed rebels in Syria, a British general has claimed. Major-General Rupert Jones, deputy commander of US-led operations against the terrorist group, said that information retrieved by Kurdish and Arab militias in the former IS stronghold of Manbij indicates that there are explicit threats to Europe and elsewhere. Jones did not disclose any information found in the plans, but said that the data acquired by rebel forces will be shared with British and other coalition agencies as quickly as possible. The discovery comes as the US State Department issued a terrorism warning to its citizens visiting Europe over Christmas. His comments come amid growing fears that an IS coordinated or inspired terrorist attack will be carried out in Europe over the Christmas season. Last week, the US State Department issued a travel warning to its citizens visiting Europe. “Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Daesh), Al-Qaeda, and their affiliates continue to plan terrorist attacks in Europe, with a focus on the upcoming holiday season and associated events,” it said. Britain remains on severe terror alert, meaning that an attack is highly likely. It was revealed on Saturday that undercover SAS troops will be deployed on Oxford Street, London’s popular shopping destination, in the run up to Christmas. Around 70 Special Forces troops are reportedly on standby in the capital at the ready in the event of a terror attack.

https://www.rt.com/uk/368467-isis-terror-attacks-europe/ 

:: 11-24-16 Independent :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Isis terror cell 'planned to attack Disneyland Paris and Champs Elysees Christmas market on 1 December'

Suspects detained after eight-month investigation by French counter-terror officers

Samuel Osborne @SamuelOsborne93 Thursday 24 November 2016

Members of a suspected Isis terror cell arrested last weekend in France planned to launch attacks on 1 December at Disneyland Paris and the Champs Elysees Christmas market. Seven suspected jihadis of French, Moroccan and Afghan nationalities were arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille in a series of coordinated raids on Saturday night. Two were later released. Bernard Cazeneuve told a news conference French counter-terror officers had been monitoring the cell for more than eight months. They also planned to target France's counter-intelligence services hub, the police crime-investigation headquarters and the nearby high court building, a source close to the inquiry told Reuters. The targets and the date of the planned assault were taken from information found on a smartphone, police sources said. Security sources confirmed some of the suspects had fought in Syria and were linked to the Isis cell which carried out the Paris attacks in November 2015, which left 130 people dead. The group’s “nervousness” as they awaited a weapons delivery reportedly sparked their arrests as the risk to public safety increased. Two handguns, an automatic pistol, a machine pistol and jihadist propaganda were all found during the raids. A total of 418 people have been arrested in France for suspected links to terror networks since the start of the year, including 43 people this month alone. The country remains in a state of emergency a year after Isis-linked attackers launched a coordinated assault on Paris, and some months after a lone terrorist ploughed a lorry into crowds in Nice celebrating Bastille Day in July. On Tuesday, the US State Department issued a warning to Americans to “exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets" on account of credible information indicating Isis, al-Qaeda and their affiliates are continuing to plan attacks in Europe.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/isis-terror-plot-paris-france-disneyland-champs-elysees-christmas-market-a7436441.html 

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36 Confirmed Dead in Oakland Warehouse Party Fire; 11 Victims ID’d

By KQED News Staff and Wires December 5, 2016

Update 7 a.m. Monday: Crews have recovered an additional three victims from the warehouse, raising the death toll from the fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse to 36. Of the victims, 11 people have been identified and their families notified, said Deputy Tya Modeste, of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Names of seven victims were released Sunday night, and the others won’t be released until families have had the chance to update other relatives. “We absolutely believe the number of fire fatalities will increase,” said Oakland Fire Battalion Fire Chief Melinda Drayton. Fire crews have covered 70 percent of the building in the recovery effort. They stopped work on a part of the site late Sunday where local investigators and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “feel very strongly” they have found the area of the fire’s origin, Drayton said. That part of the warehouse has been quarantined. “Based on the significant charring and damage in the building, we’ve got some areas where the steel is actually twisted and wrapped in the back of the building,” she said of the area believed to be where the fire started. “Potentially,” during the party, “the dance floor was just above” that area, Drayton said. Just after midnight, crews had to stop work at the site when a 3-inch lean in an exterior wall was found at the front of the warehouse. “Working under a wobbly, potentially-collapsing exterior wall is extremely dangerous,” Drayton said. Structural engineers and contract workers were expected to arrive soon to the site and make a game plan for re-entering the site. They hope to be back in by noon, she said. Authorities were “no closer to finding a cause” for the blaze, Drayton said, and when asked about the temperature of the fire, she described it as “extremely hot.” Update 6:20 p.m. Sunday: The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau has provided names of seven of the victims in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland. An eighth 17-year-old minor will not be named. The office indicated the families of the victims have been notified. The victims with their ages and home cities are: Cash Askew, 22, Oakland - David Clines, 35, Oakland - Nick Gomez-Hall, 25, Coronado - Sara Hoda, 30, Walnut Creek Travis Hough, 35, Oakland - Donna Kellogg, 32, Oakland - Brandon Chase Wittenauer, 32, Hayward We will provide more information about those killed in the blaze over the next couple of days. Update 4 p.m. Sunday: The death toll from the fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland has risen to 33, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly. He said the cause of the fire is still unknown during a press conference. Seven names of the victims will be released today. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said the search operation will continue 24/7. Schaaf said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has activated a criminal investigation team for any potential investigation into the fire. Only O’Malley can launch a criminal investigation. Schaaf said it is far too early for officials to make any suspicions about the cause of the blaze. “The scope of this tragedy is tremendous. We have many, many witnesses to interview,” Schaaf said. “We are in the process of doing that.” Sgt. Kelly said recovery crews have broken the warehouse into four quadrants for search purposes and victims have been found in every quadrant. Kelly said more than 60 percent of the warehouse still needs to be searched. Kelly said teenagers were among those killed. He added that some victims come from other countries and that there are attempts to contact families of the victims in Europe and Asia with the help of the State Department. Kelly also confirmed a sheriffs deputy’s son was among the victims. “This tragedy has hit very close to home for our agency,” Kelly said. “One of our deputies that we work with lost his son in this fire, and so we’re still dealing with that as we continue to deal with the other victims. This has affected us as first responders. We weren’t really prepared to talk about that right now, but we’re dealing with that, and our family, and our department is hurting from that.” The coroner’s office reiterated that family and friends should preserve any objects that may contain victims’ DNA, such as combs, brushes or toothbrushes for identification purposes. Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo, whose district contains the Ghost Ship warehouse, said city officials are beginning to have discussions about these type of buildings. “My responsibility to the citizens, we do need to enforce the codes that we have,” Gallo said in an interview with KQED’s Devin Katayama. “Certainly we’ve recognized we should have been more assertive in the past.” Katayama also spoke with Oakland resident Chris Dunn, who said he had attended parties at the Ghost Ship warehouse. “These are places that people go that don’t always fit into the legal and above-board clubs,” Dunn said. “These places people go to that can’t afford to go to some of those other bigger, above-board events. These are places you’re just not turned away for lack of funds.” Update 3 p.m. Sunday: Officials are holding a press conference at 3 p.m. to discuss the latest in the Oakland warehouse fire that has killed at least 30 individuals. Watch it live below. Update 12:50 p.m. Sunday: The death toll from the fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland has risen to 30, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly. “That is an astronomical number,” he said. “We’re still not done.” Kelly said crews are getting deeper into the building and expects to find more victims. He also asked families to preserve any potential sources of victims’ DNA to identify bodies.

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/12/03/at-least-nine-people-dead-in-large-fire-at-oakland-party/ 

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Statue of Jesus Inspires Many After the Tennessee Fires

A symbol of hope and faith during a time of disaster

by Maureen Mackey | Updated 02 Dec 2016 at 5:47 PM

The wildfires that have destroyed ground and property in East Tennessee have been mostly extinguished as of late Thursday afternoon — and one shining beacon of hope, faith, and light continues to inspire residents and business owners as they begin to pick up the pieces. In the remains of a home turned to rubble in Sevier County, Tennessees a statue of Jesus was found still standing. It was oiled but not broken. It stood upright and whole, but not burned. Amid the destruction, it was there for all to see, to be comforted by — and to marvel at, even now. "The statue of Jesus still standing in a home after the wildfires of Tennessee swept through it perhaps confirm the words of Jesus himself: 'I will be with you always, even until the end of time' (Matthew 28:20)," said Fr. Michael Sliney, a Catholic priest in New York and a LifeZette contributor. "Christ is always there with us, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, and He simply will never abandon His friends." As remarkable as the discovery of the status was — it was not the only faith-fueled relic found in the rubble left by the flames. Earlier this week, a Dollywood theme park employee, Isaac McCord, discovered a page from the Bible that had survived the flames. The worker said the passage he found provides "hope and faith," which is why he posted it to Facebook — where it has since been shared many thousands of times. He found the passage from Scripture while he was helping to clean up part of the theme park. Several verses from the Book of Joel are visible on the burned page, including, "To you, LORD, I call, for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness and flames have burned up all the trees of the field." The cause of the fire, which damaged roughly 17,000 acres, is still being investigated. The fire has claimed 11 lives and more than 70 people have been injured; some are still missing. "We're never going to give up hope. I will always hold out hope of a rescue," Fire Chief Greg Miller said at a Thursday afternoon press conference, according to a report in Patch. "But now we are at hour 65 since the beginning of the fires ... " Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is providing aid to those who have lost their homes, Catholic News Agency noted.

https://www.lifezette.com/faithzette/statue-of-jesus-inspires-in-tennessee-flames/ 

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etc. Watch, know what my word says, and there shall be terrorist’s attacks, for they cannot be put off, for you allow the terrorists to come in like Trojan horses and they are here and nobody wants to deal with them. etc.

:: 12-3-16 The Common Sense Show :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

The Stealth Invasion of Somali Terrorists Coming Across the Mexican Border- Jobs Awaiting

What was happening there, is now happening here. Refugees? Really? Where are the women and children? Are there any Christians among them? This is national suicide! What is happening there, is happening here. In the interest of national survival and individual preservation, it is important to do some much needed dot connecting. There are a serious of late-term actions taken by Obama that are very concerning. On the surface, Obama’s individual action would appear to be Obama just being Obama as he works up until the last possible moment to eviscerate our national boundaries and give preferential treatment to foreigners over American citizens. However, when one starts to connect the dots, a much more ominous future begins to take shape. Mexico and Obama Are Shipping Thousands of Somalians Into the United States In the brief following video, below, shot by a Mexican national, we see Africans being amassed in preparation to enter the United States. The local Mexican citizens have never seen anything like this. I have learned from one of my sources that these individuals are from Somalia. The public is being told that these people are refugees and are fleeing for their lives. One of my sources tells me that nothing could be further from the truth. Simply look at the images, these people are all male, young males of fighting age. There are no women and based upon past experience, one can safely bet that this is a fifth column invasion force similar to what we have seen with MS-13 brought into the United States in the summer of 2014. In fact, as Paul Preston and I have discovered, these terrorist immigrants, admitted by DHS in the summer of 2014, involved in the Calexit scenario should legislative action not be successful in obtaining California’s release from the United States. Paul and I have previously reported that an undercover source reported that random violence against white people would be perpetrated to force a California withdrawal in order to become a free and independent country. Although I do not know the final destination for these Somalians, I am willing to bet that their final destination is Northern California where they can disrupt the State of Jefferson movement which would result in No. California becoming the 51st state, but would disrupt the Calexit movement. With regard to bringing in terrorists to so disrupt California, thus forcing a break away from the US, we are witnessing massive amounts of terrorists entering California. Are we just supposed to forget about the stabbing incident at Ohio State? At the 20 minute mark of the following video, listen to the 3 minute explanation of this enterprise. In short, we are being overrun by unscreened terrorists who are entering our country with bad intentions. Obama Passes Two Executive Orders That Allows Foreign Nationals to Hold Civil Service Positions This past Tuesday, President Obama signed a pair of executive orders Tuesday giving federal agencies “more flexibility in hiring for civil service positions”. These two EO’s wave competitive requirements for Fulbright Scholars, foreign service officers and others. What in the world is meant by the term “others”? This could mean anything, any position. And do these EO’s relate back to the importation of fighting age, male foreigners to come into the country for no good reason. Question: Why aren’t the fake news publications of the New York Times and the Washington Post reporting on either the Somalians coming into the United States or on the EO’s that will hire foreign nationals like these for foreign service jobs? Dot Connecting Exercise #1: What if these Somalians are the beneficiaries of the new Executive orders? Or, do you believe in coincidences? The endless justifications never stop when it comes to destroying opportunities for our citizens. Obama went on to say that “The federal government benefits from a workforce that can be recruited from the broadest and deepest pools of qualified candidates for our highly competitive, merit-based positions.” Really Mr. President? What about the 100 million American people of working age who do not work full-time or work at all? Don’t they deserve these jobs, whatever they may be, over any foreign nationals. By the way, Obama should be known as the Executive order President. These two executive orders were his 260th and 261st of his presidency. Dot Connecting Exercise #2: Why are newest immigrants all male and are of fighting age? Isn’t this exactly what we saw n Europe with the Muslim immigration? No children, no women and certainly no Christians were part of the invading forces that are destroying Germany, Italy, Sweden, France, et al., are in the Muslim invasion force that are destroying the European cultures with massive acts of terrorism and the refusal for these immigrants to assimilate? And what about the impact this movement with no screening of immigrants for terrorist ties show up in our communities and interact with our children and have access to our neighborhood schools? Can you say Columbine on steroids? Wait a minute, as I have already reported, Muslims with clear and distinct ties to terrorism dominate key positions in our intelligence community (e.g. CIA Director, DHS, NSA). Conclusion The fifth column invasion of places like California are well underway, in fact, I do not think this can be stopped as it has progressed too far. Trump, if he survives the Electoral College revolt and possible assassination, which inherit a country that is disintegrating before our eyes. Do not make the mistake of thinking that this unholy invasion will stop with the Calexit movement. On a more disturbing note, I am investigating the veracity of the claim that some of the immigrants will indeed have federal jobs, working in FEMA camps. The next dot connecting exercise may include this FEMA camp connection that I am investigating.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2016/12/02/the-stealth-invasion-of-somali-terrorists-coming-across-the-mexican-border-jobs-awaiting/ 

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46 U.S. companies join anti-Trump Breitbart blacklist

A Donald Trump-hating Twitter user – who is too scared to reveal his true identity because he says he fears backlash from Trump supporters – is attempting to destroy a leading conservative news site with a coordinated campaign attacking its advertisers and claiming it’s “racist.” The anonymous Twitter user, known as Sleeping Giants, is attempting to take down Breitbart News. It takes screenshots of advertisements on Breitbart and then harasses companies that own the ads, demanding that they blacklist the news site. And several high-profile U.S. companies are taking the bait. Ironically, while Sleeping Giants accuses Breitbart of being a “racist” site, the Twitter account features raised black fists that resemble those used in 1969 posters of the Black Panther Party. A similar fist, though typically white, was used to symbolize white power, and another red version represented leftist Autonnomist Marxism. The blog DigiDay says, “The creator of the account said he would prefer to remain anonymous to avoid being harassed by Trump supporters on the internet. He said he started the account because fake news and disinformation, are, in his opinion, two of the reasons why the election turned out in favor of Trump.” Like the reporting you see here? Sign up for free news alerts from WND.com, America’s independent news network. The creator of Sleeping Giants told the blog, “The biggest way that this disinformation will continue is ad revenue, just like any news source. Beyond really wanting to stop this nonsense, this effort was really born out of the need to inform advertisers about the kind of material that they’re sponsoring. This isn’t supposed to be a boycotting effort as much as an information effort.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/47-u-s-companies-join-anti-trump-breitbart-blacklist/#5XvtHTlFge1th2Om.99 

:: 12-1-16 Russia Insider :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Are Western Intelligence Services Involved With the 'Fake News' Would-Be Blacklist?

A scary proposition but hopefully it won't matter now that Trump, not Hillary, is going to be POTUS

Anatoly Karlin Subscribe to Anatoly Karlin Thu, Dec 1, 2016 |

The entire rigmarole around “fake news” is very curiously timed. So far as I’m aware the general “theory” behind it was primarily developed in the past year or so by Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas under the aegis of the Legatum Institute. Edward Lucas is a Russophobe even by the standards of Economist journalists (suffice to say that he seriously compares Putin to Sauron). Peter Pomerantsev is a journalist with a very murky biography who emerged seemingly out of nowhere to become a hugely influential voice in the Russia debate as a propagator of the “post-fact”/”post-truth” meme. In their August 2016 report “Winning the Information War,” they went so far as to suggest Islamist deradicalization programs as a template for dealing with “radicalized, pro-Kremlin supporters, those on the far left and the far right, and Russian speakers.” In the past couple months, impartial arbiters of the truth like Facebook – the same company that was recently found to have censored conservative news source from its news feed – have seized upon and ran with this theme. The same media outlets that cheered on the Iraq War now wax lyrical about “post-truth politics.” The German bloc in the EU – the most prominent outpost of Atlanticism in our new Trumpist world – has spearheaded the adoption of an EU resolution against Islamic State propaganda and Russian information warrior (adopting wholesale the equivalence proposed by Lucas and Pomerantsev). The latest prominent example is an “expose” of fake news sites by the Washington Post, one of the most widely shared articles on the planet in recent days that garnered accolades and RTs from hundreds of prominent journalists. Ironically for an article about fake news, their source is a group of (completely anonymous) “researchers with foreign policy, military and technology backgrounds” on a website with a private WHOIS profile and no detailed explanation of their methodology but who do want the FBI and DoJ to investigate the sites on their list for pro-Russia espionage. (Yes, The Unz Review makes the cut). I am getting the distinct impression that this is a very well planned information operation that was that was meant to kick into high gear upon Hillary Clinton’s election, perhaps in conjunction with the “Russia bombed The Last Hospital in Aleppo” meme to set up the groundwork for a showdown in Syria (there are hints that this is indeed what Hillary Clinton was planning upon assuming the Presidency). Given the extensive ties of Western intelligence services with MSM editors, as claimed by whistleblowers such as Udo Ulfkotte and Paul Barril, and the CIA’s allegiance to the “blue empire,” the direct involvement of Western intelligence services cannot be excluded. But Trump threw a yuuuge! spanner into the works. The operation continued, carried along by inertia, but just as a snake that has had its head cut off it, its strikes became disjointed and flailing, unable to accomplish much. Hopefully we will just have to wait long enough to avoid getting accidentally bitten by the dismembered head before Trump clears out the trash and the Europeans get the memo that a new sheriff is in town.

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/fake-news-fizzles-arrival/ri17906 

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Bioethicists Want To Purge Christian Doctors

No more saying no to abortion, euthanasia and contraception

By William M Briggs Published on November 29, 2016

Two academic bioethicists want to bar Christians and those who hold other traditional religious beliefs from practicing medicine, and even from attending medical school. The pair fear, as the National Post summarizes, doctors might “impose their values on patients.” Of course, it is impossible — not unlikely: impossible — for doctors not to impose their values on patients. Even using a tongue depressor on a patient presupposes certain moral values. (Presumably the doctor is doing this to aid in his goal of healing the patient, a moral value.) Since morality infuses all actions, the only real question is this: what moral values should doctors hold? Julian Savulescu and Udo Schuklenk (I will refer to them as “the SS” hereafter), in their paper “Doctors Have No Right to Refuse Medical Assistance in Dying, Abortion or Contraception” in the journal Bioethics, argue that conscientious objectors not be allowed to train for or to practice medicine. “The problem with conscientious objection,” they write, “is that it has been freely accommodated, if not encouraged, for far too long.” Conscientious Objection In their definition, conscientious objectors are those medical professionals who refuse to kill or to disperse contraception for traditional religious reasons. Throughout their paper the SS assume, but never argue, it is a moral good that doctors kill patients when patients demand to be killed, or that doctors kill the lives inside would-be mothers when requested. “Enlightened, progressive secular countries like Sweden, have labour laws in line with our arguments. Sweden provides no legal right of employees to conscientious objection.” To the SS, the more enlightened and progressive a country is, in effect, the farther it is from Christianity. The SS say anti-conscientious objection laws have “not had a detrimental effect on applications to these countries’ medical schools.” This must be false. If these laws have been applied, then they have prevented faithful Christians and other religious from (openly) entering these schools. If this turning-away hasn’t happened to many, it proves only how quickly Christianity has faded in these countries. Religion in Medicine “We don’t know of any evidence that those with religious beliefs make better medical doctors,” say the SS. This is proof the SS aren’t up on medical history. If it weren’t for Christianity, the tradition of hospitals, nursing, and even doctoring would be far different, notably far less prevalent. They say, “We are deeply sceptical that holding religious beliefs makes one better at the practice of medicine.” But the opposite of these religious beliefs lead to killing patients and the lives inside women, as opposed to healing and preventing death. In their scheme, medicine is no longer what is best for the patient or mankind, but what is most expedient. They assert contraception is a “social good,” “one of the greatest and most valuable of human achievements.” This is false. It is by definition an anti-human achievement. Where contraception has been adopted, birth rates have plummeted, often below replacement levels. And there are many other detrimental effects (many are listed here). Who Decides Right and Wrong? The SS continue with their reasoning: If society thinks contraception, abortion and assistance in dying are important, it should select people prepared to do them, not people whose values preclude them from participating. Equally, people not prepared to participate in such expected courses of action should not join professions tasked by society with the provision of such services. That “tasked by society” bit comes dangerously close to arguing that morality can be decided by vote. If a society decides it wants a thing, then that thing is “right.” But then the SS also admit this kind of “ethical relativism is practically ethical nihilism. If one accepted ethical relativism, the holocaust was, from the Nazi’s perspective, right. It is just that today we have a different set of values from the Nazis.” This is true. Ethical relativism is ethical nihilism. And since this is so, theirs is a direct admission that we need seek for morals truths which transcend societies and times. That truth can be found in the natural law. There is a lot more too it of course, but very briefly, the natural law states that that which goes against human nature is wrong. Impeding the results of sexual intercourse, and the direct killing of innocent human lives are antithetical to human nature, and they are therefore immoral. Rights Don’t Trump Wrongs It is important to understand that when doctors have a monopoly over a procedure like surgery, it is not a luxury that they can choose to give or withhold on personal grounds. There are criteria around justice, autonomy and interests that determine whether it is provided. When contraception, abortion or euthanasia are made legal and they become part and parcel of medical services over which doctors have monopoly power, patients do acquire a right to them. It is an absurd argument that because a thing is legal that therefore people have a “right” to it. Driving is legal; do people therefore have a right to free cars? Excepting contractual agreements and the like, it is just not true that a doctor is, as the SS say, ethically bound to provide any service asked of him. Of course, potential employers (like hospitals) may choose not to hire doctors who refuse to kill or dispense contraception. If these acts are legal, this is the employers’ right. And given that legality, it does follow that certain medical schools may also bar entrants who do not promise to abide by that school’s ethics. The SS have much of the law on their side. But that only demonstrates the well known truth that what is legal is not always what is right. So far, conscientious objection is still legal. Yet the SS gleefully look forward to a time when faithful Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other conscientious objectors are barred from practicing medicine. If we aren’t vigilant, they’ll get their wish.

https://stream.org/bioethicists-want-purge-christian-doctors/ 

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Incredible video shows jetpack daredevils flying alongside the French air force at 4,000ft while doing 160mph

The jetmen and French air force fly together at 4,000ft at 160mph

Armée de l'air teamed up with Yves Rossy a pilot and jetpack inventor

The video has been viewed more than 820,000 times on YouTube

By Isobel Frodsham For Mailonline Published: 18:28 EST, 1 December 2016 | Updated: 20:18 EST, 1 December 2016

A stunning new video showing French air force pilots flying with three men wearing jetpacks has been published. The Armée de l'air teamed up with Yves Rossy, a pilot and jetpack inventor dubbed the Jetman, to produce the video, which consists of Yves, Vincent Aniclc Fugen and Fred flying through the air alongside eight alpha jet calicos. The jets and the jetmen were flying through the air at an altitude of 4,000 feet and a speed of 140 knots (160mph). They were then filmed by video production company, Airborne Films, when they took flight in October. In the video, the jetmen are seen preparing their jetpacks and safety equipment before boarding at helicopter. The pilots then takeoff and line up into position in the air. The jetmen then freefall through the air before launching their jetpacks and flying steadily before lining up with the jets. To add a patriotic touch, the jets then expel red, white and blue paint, in honour of the French flag. The video, which was published on Airborne Films' YouTube, has been watched more than 820,000 times. The Commander Dubois, leader of the Patrouille de France, the precision demonstration team of the Armée de l'air, said after the flight: 'What a fantastic experience for us and the pilots of the French air force to have been able to fly on patrol with men'.

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Welcome To The Currency War, Part 23: Europe Will Devalue Or Dissolve

November 27, 2016 3 Comments

No rest for the wicked. With the shockwaves from Brexit and President Trump still reverberating around the world, the established order is bracing for more bad news. Next up is a December 4 Italian constitutional referendum that might end the reign of centrist prime minister Matteo Renzi and replace him with a bunch of anti-euro iconoclasts from the Brexit/Trump part of the spectrum. Here’s an excerpt from a much longer, deep-context Guardian UK article: As the air of insurgency becomes unmistakable, the technical debate over reforming a 70-year-old constitution is in danger of becoming a sideshow. Perhaps the most disturbing poll for Renzi found last week that only 40% of Italians say they will vote on the reform package; 56% consider their vote to be more a verdict on the prime minister, his government and, by implication, the state of the nation. If that bigger picture still dominates come polling day, it is hard to see anything but defeat for a man once billed as Italy’s Tony Blair. After 13 years of a flatlining economy, Italians are battered, bruised and looking for somebody to blame. Unemployment is running at 11%, but is close to 40% among the young, who made up the bulk of the 107,000 who left the country last year to seek work abroad. The aftermath of the financial crash is estimated to have wiped out about a quarter of Italian industry. The average family income is less now than it was in 2007. Traditionally among the most enthusiastic proponents of European integration, ordinary Italians are furious at the EU’s failure to share the burden of the huge migration surge to their southern shores. Lectures from Brussels on the need to cut public spending and balance budgets, given the desperately straitened times, have added insult to injury. It is no coincidence that a current bookshop bestseller – 1960: The Best Year of Our Lives – is a nostalgic evocation of the Italian postwar economic miracle, when the country’s growth was judged to outstrip Germany’s. As initially strong support for his constitutional reforms has plummeted, Renzi has tried to turn the tide. In an attempt to woo an increasingly Eurosceptic electorate, he has begun to talk tough to Brussels, temporarily abandoning austerity targets and threatening to veto the EU budget unless other member states show more solidarity over migration. Resorting to what opponents describe as scare tactics, he has also drawn attention to a recent spike in the interest rates on government bonds. The markets have become decidedly uneasy at the prospect of Italy becoming the next country to deliver a seismic shock at the polls. “The yield will get bigger if uncertainty grows,” noted the prime minister. “That’s not a threat: it’s just a fact.” A sharp rise in the cost of financing Italy’s colossal public debt could spell disaster. But just as the so-called fear factor failed to keep Britain in the EU, there are few signs that Renzi’s economic warnings are having the desired effect. And not long after Italy takes its shot at the status quo, France will go to the polls for a run-off presidential vote pitting far-right François Fillon against extreme-right Marine Le Pen. Check out the latter’s rhetoric: Brexit: Check. Trump: Check. Marine Le Pen: ? “I think that the elites have lived too long among themselves. We are in a world where globalization, which is an ideology, has forgotten, and put aside the people, the people’s interests, aspirations, and dreams,” National Front party leader and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told CNBC following Trump’s election victory. “They have acted like carnivores, who used the world to enrich only themselves, and whether it’s the election of Donald Trump, or Brexit, the elites have realized that the people have stopped listening to them, that the people want to determine their futures and in a perfectly democratic framework, regain control of their destiny. And that panics them, because they are losing the power that they had given themselves,” Le Pen went on to say. The major tenets of National Front’s ideology include nationalism, protectionism, and right-wing populism – with strong stances against immigration. A once obscure political party that had no real weight in French politics, the National Front is now a major player. Envious of the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, Le Pen wants France to leave the European Union. In campaign stops across her country she has championed for more immigration restrictions and has been vocal against radical Islam – very akin to the way Donald Trump carried his campaign. Much like the president-elect’s foes, Le Pen’s critics have relentlessly labeled her a racist and a fascist. It’s hard to overstate the threat posed by these two votes to the EU — the world’s largest economic entity — and by implication to the rest of the global financial system. Italy is the third biggest country in the EU, and France is the second. Let either pull out and the result might be dissolution and the end of the euro. Trillions of dollars of euro-denominated bonds would suddenly be converted to lira or francs, forcing the holders of those bonds to take big losses and impairing bank capital across the continent, leading in turn to derivatives blowing up pretty much everywhere, and so on until the whole house of cards is threatened. So what does a fiat currency/fractional reserve banking Establishment do when confronted with such a looming catastrophe? What it always does of course: Cut interest rates and ramp up money creation in order to devalue the currency. Put another way, the only way to ease the burden the common currency places on inefficient countries like Italy and France is to cut the value of the euro to the point where French wine and Italian cars are screaming buys around the world. Those industries grow and hire more people, who in turn are more open to preserving the status quo. Now combine a massive euro devaluation (which, by the way, is already in progress)… …with a trillion-dollar US infrastructure program financed with borrowed money, and the result might be a world awash in unprecedented amounts of liquidity. If that’s not paradise for precious metals then it’s hard to imagine what would be.

http://dollarcollapse.com/currency-war-2/europe-will-devalue-dissolve/ 

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After A "Run On The Pension Fund" Dallas Mayor Demands Halt Of Withdrawals

by Tyler Durden Nov 30, 2016 5:35 AM

We've written several times over the past couple of months about the epic meltdown of the the Dallas Police and Firefighters Pension (DPFP) (see here, here and here for background). It all started when the Pension Board discovered that one of their real estate managers had been consistently overmarking illiquid real estate investments. That discovery resulted in an FBI investigation of the manager and a $1BN write down for the DPFP. In the wake of the writedowns, Dallas policemen and firefighters rushed for the exits and withdrew over $500mm in assets. Fearing a "run on the bank" that could push the whole city of Dallas into bankruptcy, Mayor Mike Rawlings has just sent a scathing letter to the DPFP Pension Board demanded that withdrawals be halted immediately until the "solvency and actuarial soundness of the Pension System is restored." As the Board is well aware, at the beginning of this year, the actuarial value of assets under your supervision and control were reset to market value, resulting in a $1 billion valuation loss. This significant markdown was the result of years of mismanagement and abuse. Critically the Pension System's actuary warned that the Pension System would become insolvent even sooner if Deferred Retirement Option Plan ("DROP") funds are drawn down in less than a ten-year period. Despite this clear warning, you have inexplicably paid out nearly $500 million in lump-sum DROP withdrawals over a matter of mere months - notwithstanding your power to unilaterally restrict or limit DROP withdrawals. In doing so, you have knowingly allowed DROP funds to be withdrawn at record levels, cognizant that doing so is irreparably harming the Pensions System's solvency and liquidity Already, as a result of your actions, the Pension System's ability to pay its members' future benefits has been irreparably reduced from a period of 15 years to 10 years. Further, both the City of Dallas and the Pension System have projected that DROP withdrawals, if unabated, will lead to a liquidity crisis in the Pension System with the next 90 days, causing a forced sale of illiquid assets. Your Board Chairman summed it up best when referring to the payment of DROP withdrawals: "- the continuation of this practice would be financial suicide." And yet the practice continues. Given the urgency of this matter, I request a response within 48 hours as to whether the Board will immediately cease DROP payments until such time as the solvency and actuarial soundness of the Pension System is restored. As the Dallas Morning News points out, the DPFP's previous management refused to believe that a "run on the bank" was possible and feared any efforts to limit withdrawals would have just resulted in "backlash from police and firefighters when the restrictions were lifted." Instead of limiting withdrawals, in fact, the Pension Board proposed a $1BN, taxpayer funded bailout. The previous administration didn't believe the run on the bank would ever happen. When The Dallas Morning News asked then-administrator Richard Tettamant about the possibility in 2012, he replied that it wouldn't happen. "This could happen to Bank of America or Fidelity Investments as well, but as with them, there would be no reason for people to do that," Tettamant said in an email. "The pension system has sufficient liquid assets to cover all DROP distribution requests." More than $500 million has been withdrawn from the $1.5 billion fund this year. Most of it came after Aug. 11, when the pension fund proposed benefit cuts to help save it from insolvency caused by overvalued and risky real estate investments made by the previous administration. Still, the current pension board, which includes four City Council members, unanimously decided not to restrict DROP withdrawals this year after hours of deliberations and legal advice given behind closed doors. Pension board members believed they couldn't restrict the withdrawals forever and feared the backlash from police and firefighters when the restrictions were lifted. And they hoped that keeping DROP open would boost confidence in the fund. Meanwhile, Rawlings didn't earn any new friends among police or firefighters with his letter, as the President of the Dallas Fire Fighters Association lashed out at the Mayor for throwing "gasoline on the fire." Dallas Fire Fighters Association President Jim McDade also blasted the mayor for the letter. He said the city needs to step up instead of throwing "gasoline on the fire." "If the mayor believes that his letter will stop the 'run on the bank' he is wrong," McDade said in a written statement. "He just created a SPRINT to the bank" Alas, while Dallas police and fire fighters may ultimately endure some short-term pain if redemptions are temporarily halted, we suspect that the real long-term losers, as per the usual, will be taxpayers who will be forced to pony up whatever amount of money is required to keep the whole farce going just a little longer.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-01/dallas-mayor-blasts-police-pension-board-demanding-halt-withdrawals-until-solvency-r  

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JPMorgan Tells Investors: Ignore Mainstream Media

by Tyler Durden Dec 1, 2016 11:15 PM

In its 'year-forward' 2017 outlook, JPMorgan's Marko Kolanovic warns that: In the short-term, with additional rate hikes imminent and the record level of the USD, we are at an increased risk of repeating the scenario from January 2016 where fundamental and systematic investors were selling at the same time in the aftermath of a Fed hike (albeit, some risks are lower this time, such as higher Oil prices and a lack of focus on China/CNY). According to our macroeconomic model, the VIX also appears to be ~3 points too cheap (1 standard deviation) relative to dozens of macroeconomic variables. So what is driving the VIX and is it still a good measure of equity market risk? There are several factors that can explain the behavior of equity volatility this year. The first one is structural and we described it as market pinning during most of July and August, caused by option positioning. At the peak of market pinning in August, the S&P 500 realized less than 5% annualized volatility and moved less than 10bps on a number of days. As Brexit, the US election, and the September volatility spike were well anticipated events, they also resulted in covering of option hedges, and opportunistic selling of volatility. Low/negative bond yields increased the allure of selling volatility (and buying equities) and put further pressure on volatility levels. Finally, it appears that the time horizon of macro traders has shortened dramatically, likely as a result of increased participation of machines and algorithms that are quicker to adjust to significant events and can eliminate trading activity of slower investors (such as the overnight post-election move). What will market volatility be in 2017? We think that, fundamentally, risks for equities in 2017 are higher compared to 2016. We expect an increased level of geopolitical risk and increased uncertainties related to the new US administration. In Europe, significant risks include fallouts from Brexit, the referendum in Italy, elections in France and Germany, and continued tensions related to immigration. The Middle East will likely see further turmoil in relation to developments in Syria, and low Oil prices that continue exerting pressure on budgets of Oil exporters. While the US macroeconomic cycle may get a boost from the proposed fiscal stimulus, corporate tax reform and de-regulation, both the passage and efficacy of these measures are far from certain at this moment. The main market risk for equities will come from a stronger USD and higher rates, in our view, which can destabilize equity P/E, Emerging Markets, the housing market, and US equity segments such as multinationals, domestic manufacturing, bond proxies, etc. Higher USD and bond yields will also undercut the ability of the new US administration to revive US manufacturing or use the fiscal deficit to re-ignite growth. Periods of low volatility may mask underlying fundamental risks. These quiet periods will be followed by quick outbursts of volatility that may not last long enough to be captured by an average investor. Hedgers may buy volatility ahead of an event and sell shortly before the catalyst to capture volatility grinding higher (rather than a spectacular increase). To gauge market risks, equity investors should watch for further increases in bond yields and strengthening of USD. Geopolitical developments should be gauged from both traditional and non-traditional data sources (such as big data sentiment indicators, independent media outlets, etc.) given the failure of many traditional data sources to anticipate geopolitical developments this year.

So in summary - don't trust the "fakeness" of a low VIX or the mainstream media when it comes to managing your money.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-01/jpmorgan-tells-investors-ignore-mainstream-media 

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Hardline Islamist Protests In Indonesia Are Spreading Fear Among the Minority Chinese

Stephen Wright / AP Nov. 30, 2016

Protests by conservative Muslims against Jakarta's Chinese Christian governor are putting religious and racial fault lines in the spotlight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia is on edge ahead of what is expected to be a second massive protest by conservative Muslims against its Christian governor and no group more so than its Chinese minority. They have reason to be concerned. The movement against the governor, who is being prosecuted for allegedly insulting the Quran, has overflowed with racial slurs against his Chinese ancestry, an unnerving sign in a country with a history of lashing out violently against the ethnic minority that makes up 1 percent of its 250 million people. The first major protest against Gov. Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on Nov. 4 drew more than 100,000 people to Jakarta’s streets. Some held up banners calling for Ahok to be killed or decrying Chinese influence. It ended in violence, with one death and dozens injured after hard-liners attacked police. A separate mob tried to invade the apartment complex where Ahok lives in the north of the city and vandalized property in the area, which is home to many Chinese. Hard-line organizers of the protest, who were unsatisfied by a police decision earlier this month to formally name Ahok as a suspect in the blasphemy case instead of arresting him, are promising another giant rally on Friday. After police pressure, they have agreed to concentrate the rally around a national monument in central Jakarta and insist it will be peaceful. The furor over Ahok, sparked by his criticism of detractors who argued the Quran prohibits Muslims from having a non-Muslim leader, has highlighted religious and racial fault lines in Indonesia, the world’s most populous nation, and the growing challenge from proponents of Shariah law to its secular system of government. For Chinese Indonesians, the controversy has awakened painful memories of the mass protests that ousted late dictator Suharto during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. Boiling resentment against immigrant Chinese tycoons who profited from ties to Suharto and his famously corrupt family spilled over into mob attacks on Chinese property and people, killing many. Nearly two decades later, Jakarta’s Chinatown is still scarred by the burned out shells of buildings torched in the chaos. “Certainly as Chinese descendants, we are still traumatized by the riots in 1998,” said Clement Alexander, a grocery store owner in a narrow lane of the bustling Petak Sembilan market in Chinatown. “We heard that horrible event may happen again if the government fails to control the protests. It’s scared us, but we cannot do anything except pray,” he said. “For rich ethnic Chinese, they could flee to Singapore or to other countries, but for lower-class people like me it is rather difficult, we just survive and depend on the government for protection.” When Ahok in 2012 became the first Chinese to be elected deputy governor of Jakarta, and the first Christian in half a century, it was seen as a sign of the pluralistic tolerance fostered by the moderate form of Islam practiced in Indonesia. But his rise to governor in 2014 to replace political ally Joko “Jokowi” Widodo after his election as president was unpalatable to hard-liners. With the support of moderates that hope to gain from Ahok’s fall, they have elevated their agenda to the national stage, and revealed that intolerant interpretations of Islam adapted from the Middle East have made greater inroads than believed. Ahok is running for a second term as governor in elections due in February but since the blasphemy accusations erupted in September, his sky-high popularity in opinion polls has melted away. A pro-tolerance rally in Jakarta on Nov. 19 attracted less than 10,000 people. A military-organized event in the city on Wednesday meant to showcase respect for all of Indonesia’s six officially recognized religions was mainly populated by soldiers, schoolchildren and police, who had no choice about attending. For the Nov. 4 protest, the normally clogged streets of Jakarta were nearly emptied of cars, embassies closed, countries such as Australia issued advisories against travel to the city and many businesses shuttered for the day, particularly in Chinatown. “We are afraid the riots in 1998 would be repeated. But I don’t want to talk about that horrible event,” said Jhony Tan, owner of a store selling Buddhist worship paraphernalia. “I hope the government can handle this issue, so there’s no negative impact to any other community, especially to ethnic Chinese here. If they fail, Indonesia will be ruined,” he said. “I’m sure the majority of Indonesian people are willing to see that this problem has nothing to do with us.” Christianto Wibisono, an ethnic Chinese businessman and former government adviser whose home was burned in the 1998 riots, said that despite communal tensions, he is hopeful the government will maintain calm during Friday’s protest and beyond. The government’s approach needs to sap the momentum of a vocal and highly motivated minority but faces challenges: the moderate, silent majority is intimidated by the hard-liners’ tactics and months of campaigning for the Jakarta gubernatorial election as well as Ahok’s blasphemy trial will keep divisive issues in the spotlight. “Now is really the crucial test for Indonesia to maintain the country’s secular philosophy rather than be run over by Shariah groups. That would affect the whole world, if Indonesia became like the Middle East,” he said. “We should not import Middle East extremism. We should export our moderate Islamic philosophy and pluralism.” Associated Press writer Niniek Karmini contributed to this report.

http://time.com/4585802/indonesia-chinese-muslim-protests/ 

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Arab-Israeli Conflict By DANIELLE ZIRI, TOVAH LAZAROFF \ 11/30/2016 21:43

UN General Assembly supports resolution ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount

Out of the UN’s 193 member states, 147 voted in favor, seven voted against and eight abstained.

The UN General Assembly overwhelming voted to support a resolution that used solely Muslim language to describe the Temple Mount. Out of the United Nation’s 193 member states, 147 voted in favor, seven voted against and eight abstained. The Jerusalem resolution was one of six resolutions condemning Israel and supporting the Palestinians that the General Assembly approved on Wednesday, as part of its special annual session for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which began on Tuesday. All the European member states present in the room voted in favor of the resolution – countries such as France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. The states that opposed the Jerusalem resolution were the United States, Canada, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Naura and Palu. Those that abstained were Australia, Guatemala, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay and Vanuatu. The Jerusalem resolution, numbered A/71/l.22, addresses the situation in Jerusalem and its holy sites and states that “any actions taken by Israel, the occupying power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever, and calls upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures.” The text calls on Israel to have “respect for the historic status quo at the holy places of Jerusalem” and “urges all sides to work immediately and cooperatively to defuse tensions and halt all provocations, incitement and violence at the holy sites in the city.” The resolutions were introduced by a group of mostly Arab countries, including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon, and the Palestinian Authority, but also some Asian countries, such as Indonesia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic, as well as a few African countries. Resolutions A/71/l.18 and A/71/l.19, the first in the series, pledge respectively to support the UN’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in its efforts to end the Israeli “occupation,” and extend member state’s cooperation with and support to the division for Palestinian Rights of the UN Secretariat. Draft resolution a/71/l.20, also adopted on Wednesday, with 153 votes in favor of it, seven abstentions and seven negative votes, aims to disseminate information on the Palestinian narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as on all the activities of the United Nations system relating to the question of Palestine. The resolution also states the need to organize and promote “fact-finding news missions for journalists to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel.” In resolution A/71/l.21, the General Assembly calls for “a peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine.” It also “calls upon Israel, the occupying power, to comply strictly with its obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law, and to cease all of its measures that are contrary to international law and all unilateral actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.” The last draft text adopted by the assembly, resolution A/71/l.8, adopted by a vote of 103 in favor, six abstentions and 56 votes against it, demands that Israel withdraw from all of the Golan to the line of June 4, 1967, and hand it over to Syria. Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said, “Today’s resolutions are yet another example of the daily bias Israel faces in the UN. “At the same time that Israel is celebrating the historic decision to reestablish the Jewish state in our homeland, the UN continues to fund organizations and pass resolutions that do nothing to better the lives of the Palestinians.” The United States voted against all the resolutions. The representative of the US Mission at the General Assembly session spoke out against the “disproportionate number of resolutions condemning Israel.” He further stated that voting on these resolutions “damages the prospect for peace.” “All parties to the conflict have responsibility to end the conflict,” he said. The US representative added that his country is “disappointed” that the General Assembly chooses to single out Israel, which is “counterproductive.” The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed by the United Nations on November 29 each year, the date marking the anniversary of the General Assembly’s 1947 adoption of the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/UN-General-Assembly-supports-resolution-ignoring-Jewish-ties-to-the-Temple-Mount-474107 

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Tornado Outbreaks Are More Common — But We Don't Know Why

Evan Thomas , Katherine Biek 11:00 AM, Dec 1, 2016

The most dangerous tornadoes are the ones that touch down one after the other. Most tornado deaths in the U.S. happen when six or more tornadoes affect a relatively small area — and new research shows these outbreaks are getting more severe. We've seen that the frequency of these outbreaks is rising faster than expected. The chances of seeing a string of tornadoes has more than doubled in the past 50 years. And it's not that we're just seeing more of them thanks to smartphones and social media. While it's true that tornadoes are now more likely to be spotted and reported than ever, the researchers adjusted for this phenomenon and the counts still increased. And we're still not sure why. The increase doesn't seem to be driven by climate change. The warming planet has more energy available in the atmosphere to whip up fierce storms, but the models show this isn't associated with the frequency of the outbreaks. Researchers think it could be long-term cycles in ocean temperatures instead. We know these natural changes can influence everything from glacier mass in the Swiss Alps, to the frequency of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, to U.S. droughts. But those swings take a long time. If they're responsible, the best way to know for sure might be to wait and see if the frequency of tornado clusters declines as the oceans cool down in the next few decades. If tornado outbreaks are linked to climate change after all, the frequency might just keep climbing.

http://www.10news.com/newsy/tornado-outbreaks-are-more-common-but-we-dont-know-why 

:: 12-2-16 https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/12/01/noaa-forecasts-major-december-cold-blast-for-nearly-all-the-usa/ :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

NOAA forecasts major December cold blast for nearly all the USA

Anthony Watts / 1 day ago December 1, 2016

Source: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php 

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. Alerts me to this map from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center and says: Cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.

Neither can I, have a look: UPDATE: This map from Dr. Ryan Maue of WeatherBell shows that over 75% of the USA will be below freezing for overnight lows on December 8th: NOAA CPC description of these charts: Dr. Maue writes: CONUS average low temp of 17°F for Dec 8th according to ECMWF 12z is exceptionally cold — there will surely be record lows. Source: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/index.php 

The only state not showing a cold anomaly is Hawaii, the southernmost parts of Florida and Texas are also spared. The 6-10 day outlook shows the western half of the USA and Alaska in a deep cold anomaly: The 8-14 day Outlook gives the confidence that a forecaster has, given as a probability, that the observed temperature, averaged over upcoming days 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 will be in the range of one of three possible categories below (B), normal (N), or above (A). For any calendar 7-day period, these categories can be defined by separating the 30 years of the climatology period, 1981-2010 (30 years), into the coldest 10 years, the middle 10 years, and the warmest 10 years. Because each of these categories occurs 1/3 of the time (10 times) during 1981-2010, for any particular calendar 7-day period, the probability of any category being selected at random from the 1981-2010 set of 30 observations is one in three (1/3), or 33.33%. This is also called the climatological probability. The sum of the climatological probabilities of the three categories is 100%. Graphical Information The colored shading on the map indicates the degree of confidence the forecaster has in the category indicated, where “B” and blue colors indicate “below-normal” and “A” and orange-red colors indicate “above normal”. The darker the shading, the greater is the level of confidence. The numbers labeling the contours separating different shades gives the probability that the indicated category (A, B, or N) will occur. The probabilities of all three categories are implied on the map, and sum to 100%. The forecast probabilities given on the map generally fall far short of complete confidence (100%) in any single category. When the probability of the above (A) or below (B) category is greater than 33.33% by some amount, the probability of the opposite category declines by that amount, while the probability of the middle category remains at 33.33%. In the event that the N category is greater than 33.33%, the probabilities of both the “A” and “B” categories is each reduced by 1/2 the amount that the “N” category exceeds 33.33%. When the probability of “A”, or “B” reaches 63.33% or higher, the odds of the opposite category reach a minimum allowed value of 3.33%, while the odds of the middle category are allowed to drop below 33.33%. The dashed contours on the map give the average of the temperature over the set of 30 observations for the calendar 7-day period during 1981-2010, in degrees Farenheit.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/12/01/noaa-forecasts-major-december-cold-blast-for-nearly-all-the-usa/ 

:: 12-2-16 The Watchers :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

150 landslide dams, up to 100 000 landslides after Kaikoura earthquake

Posted by TW on December 02, 2016

New Zealand's GeoNet said today they have identified 150 landslide dams after M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake and an estimated 80 000 to 100 000 landslides triggered by the main event and its aftershocks. "With the M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, landslides and land deformation have been at the forefront of risk to communities living in North Canterbury and Marlborough," the agency said. Certain areas have more landslides than others. In their flybys, the landslides begin just south from Cape Campbell, becoming more intense south of the Clarence River, with several large (100 000 – 500 000 m3) landslides disrupting both State Highway 1 and South Island Main Trunk railway (e.g. Ohau Point and Waipapa Bay areas). South of Kaikoura, on the steep slopes near Twin Tunnels, damage was similar to areas north of Kaikoura, again covering and or disrupting both State Highway 1 and railway. Although most of the landslide dams are small and pose little risk, the agency is monitoring 11 that pose a risk to downstream. These are Conway, Gelt, Hapuku, Leader upstream, Leader downstream, Linton, Medway, Ote Makura, Stanton, Towy, and Waima. Landslide dams with the highest level of hazard are currently: Linton Stream, which has a large, leaking dam with a lake behind it Conway River (lower dam) – water is flowing through the dam which is helping to lower the lake level behind it, but there is still a potential for failure Hapuku River – the dam is formed by a rock, sand and silt avalanche. The lake is filling so the hazard will increase through time until it is full. The likelihood of dam failure is higher during periods of steady or intense rainfall, and for about 24 hours afterwards. There is more likely to be a rapid dam failure if there is a lot of water upstream of a small dam, whereas rapid dam failure is much less likely if there is a just a small amount of water upstream of a large dam. There are three different options for how long landslide dams last. "These data are general and apply to all of the dams, so we can’t give any specific information on what might happen at each of the dams. At this stage, none of the dams look like they will overtop their river flood banks if they do fail rapidly. If rapid failure occurs without being associated with heavy rainfall then the level of the water will probably be a maximum of the level experienced during a 1 in 10-year flood - but no warning will be given," GeoNet said. Short lived landslide dams: Over half of dams (about 56%) fail within a month after forming. In this case, the dam remains in place until it is rapidly overtopped by water. Rarely, the dam may fail more slowly. The time between the dam overtopping and rapid failure can be between days and a month. As an example of rapid dam failure, the Poerua River dam failed in 1999. While this example shows what has happened in the past when a landslide dam rapidly failed, it’s important to note that this dam is larger than any of the dams seen in the Kaikoura area. Medium lived landslide dams: Almost a third of landslide dams survive the initial overtopping but then eventually either fail rapidly because of downward or headward erosion, or fail slowly as water permeates through it, removing sediment over time until the dam has gone. Long lived landslide dams: Some dams become a semi-permanent or permanent feature, forming a lake behind the dam. Examples of this are the Young River dam and the dam at Lake Waikaremoana, which formed the lake itself. Both of these dams are much larger than any of the dams seen in the Kaikoura area. Please take precautions and stay away from landslides and landslide dams, the agency warns. Stay away from steep cliffs and slopes in the Kaikoura and Marlborough region in case of rockfalls. Director of the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, Sarah Stuart-Black, advises that people in areas downstream of landslide dams to be especially vigilant and to keep clear of river flood channels and outlets. Further safety information is provided by the Canterbury Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group.

Featured image: ​Hapuku river, landslide dam, New Zealand - December 2016. Credit: GeoNet

https://watchers.news/2016/12/02/landslide-dams-new-zealand/ 

:: 11-29-16 Daily Mail :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

'It's the apocalypse': Burned out remains of Gatlinburg after thousands flee resort Tennessee towns as massive wildfire destroys homes and hotels and threatens Dollywood

More than 14,000 people have been forced to evacuate from resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Roughly 400 homes and structures were damaged, as there's 'little hope' for relief anytime soon

Four people suffered severe burns trying to evacuate and are hospitalized as no deaths have been reported

Westgate Resorts, a 16-story hotel and every cabin at Black Bear Falls is believed to have been destroyed

Schools in Green, McMinn and Sevier counties will are closed, and more than 12,000 people in Sevier County were without power as of early Tuesday morning

Dollywood was evacuated and tourists fled the area as wildfires ripped through Eastern Tennessee Monday

In a statement, Dolly Parton said: 'I am praying for all the families affected by the fire and the firefighters who are working so hard to keep everyone safe'

Terrifying video shot from the Gatlinburg Park Vista Hilton Hotel shows flames just outside the windows

By Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com and Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com Published: 00:00 EST, 29 November 2016 | Updated: 20:58 EST, 29 November 2016

Grim photos show the burned out remains of small town Gatlinburg as thousands were forced to flee the resort town after a massive wildfire destroyed homes, hotels and had threatened to burn down the Dollywood theme park. Thousands of residents and visitors in the Gatlinburg area were evacuated from the Great Smoky Mountains, and hundreds of structures have been damaged and destroyed by the fire which is the worse to hit the area in decades as of Tuesday. 'The center of Gatlinburg looks good for now,' Newmansville Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Bobby Balding told the Knoxville News Sentinel on Tuesday. 'It's the apocalypse on both sides (of downtown).' Gatlinburg mayor Mike Werner said Tuesday that half of the city was impacted by the blaze, but the downtown area is intact and that they will rebuild the city. Gatlinburg Fire Chief Greg Miller says 12 people have been injured in the wildfires in the Gatlinburg area, most with non-life-threatening injuries. Three people who suffered burns while trying to flee have been transferred from a Knoxville hospital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, which has a burn unit. A fourth person is being treated for facial burns in Knoxville. There have been no missing people or deaths reported associated with the fire. Miller said the fire spread Monday night by winds that at times exceeded 87 miles per hour. 'This is one for the history books,' Miller said at a morning news conference. 'The likes of this has never been seen. But the worst is definitely over with.' He added that about 14 buildings remain ablaze in the city, as most of them are smoldering. Firefighters are going door to door in the city to make sure no one has been overlooked. Officials say about 14,000 residents and visitors were evacuated from Gatlinburg alone, and portions of Dollywood have been evacuated as wind speeds top 70 miles per hour in some parts of Tennessee, which has been hit by the worst drought in nearly a decade. More than a dozen cabins operated by the park have been damaged or destroyed in the blaze. Resort staff evacuated families staying in 50 rooms at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and in 19 of Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Cabins. In a statement released Tuesday by her publicists, Parton said she's been watching the 'terrible fires' in the Great Smoky Mountains. 'I am praying for all the families affected by the fire and the firefighters who are working so hard to keep everyone safe,' she said. 'It is a blessing that my Dollywood theme park, the DreamMore Resort and so many businesses in Pigeon Forge have been spared.' Dollywood has suspended park operations at least through Wednesday, but DreamMore will be open on a limited basis as a shelter and for registered guests. Parton is scheduled to appear on NBC's 'The Voice' on Tuesday night, her representatives had previously announced. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) says hundreds of firefighters as well as local and state personnel and National Guard troops have been sent in to help fight the blaze and check on people. TEMA estimates that more than 150 homes and structures have also been destroyed or damaged by flames, as they say there is 'little hope' for relief anytime soon. Gatlinburg is a small mountain town where people can enter the 520,000 acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park. TEMA reported that the Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski area is fine after the agency previously received reports that the facility was likely destroyed. Preliminary surveys indicate that the fires have wiped out the more than 100 buildings of the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa, as well as a 16-story hotel. In addition, Black Bear Falls was believed to have lost every cabin. Officials with the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies say they have a team of biologists inside the facility and that all of the 10,000 fish and other animals are safe. Aquarium officials say police escorted an 'emergency team' back into the facility to check on the animals Tuesday. The aquarium will remain closed until the evacuation orders are lifted. Officials say more than 2 million people visit the aquarium each year. TEMA said schools in Green, McMinn and Sevier counties will be closed Tuesday, and more than 12,000 people in Sevier County were without power as of early Tuesday morning. Storms approaching the the nearly 28,000-acre Rough Ridge Fire in north Georgia and the nearly 25,000-acre Rock Mountain Fire burning on both sides of the Georgia-North Carolina line have signaled some hope for firefighters who are trying to put the blaze out Tuesday. However, high winds coming with the storms could cause many dead trees and branches to fall in the burning forests, which could pose a threat to firefighters. Blackhawk helicopters from the McGhee-Tyson airbase have flown to Gatlinburg to conduct water airdrops on Tuesday. Officials say there are about 1,200 people sheltering at the Gatlinburg Community Center and the Rocky Top Sports Park. Several other shelters have opened to house those forced from their homes. TV broadcasts showed residents streaming out of town just as rain started to wet roads. On Monday just after 6pm, motorists clogged the roads after the Gatlinburg Fire Department ordered the mandatory evacuation of the town. Strong wind conditions fanned the flames and embers across long distances, which started smaller fires that quickly spread through the drought-stricken trees. The winds also caused power lines to fall, which started new fires, authorities said. 'Everything was like a perfect storm,' said Cassius Cash, superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to CNN affiliate WATE. Terrifying video shot from the Gatlinburg Park Vista Hilton Hotel on Monday appeared to show flames just outside the windows, as guests huddled together inside. Witnesses reported that dozens of people were trapped inside the hotel which was surrounded by flames, but it's unclear if people are still trapped inside as of Tuesday morning. Hotel guest Logan Baker, who is staying at the Hilton with his family, said that the 16-story building began filling with smoke as fire came up and into the parking lot on Monday. 'The only road to get down from the hotel, trees had fallen down in the road and were just engulfed in flames,' he told WATE, in a phone call from the hotel on Monday. 'Then the flames came up into the parking lot and then told us we all had stay inside.' Baker said it was difficult to breathe as smoke and embers came into the hotel through faulty emergency doors. Eventually firefighters were able to barricade the doors as guests opened out the top floor windows to let the smoke escape. It's unclear if guests have been able to leave the hotel as of Tuesday. A nearby apartment complex was also completely engulfed by flames, authorities report. The Gatlinburg building inspector also told Local News 8 that an elementary school and a college were also destroyed by the fire. The wildfire also set 30 buildings ablaze there and was at the edge of Dollywood, Dolly Parton's theme park, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener said in a news release on Monday. Staff at the park, based in the neighboring mountain town Pigeon Forge, had pitched in to help firefighters keep flames from threatening Dollywood. Parton released a public service announcement on Sunday urging visitors and residents of the region to exercise caution when handling fire, even as the blaze was nearing her iconic theme park. 'I love these Smoky Mountains that I call home, and I know you do too. Help protect their beauty and prevent human-caused wild fires,' Parton, 70, says in the ad. Her 295-acre amusement resort is one of the region's most popular draws with rides and musical events that sometimes include appearances by Parton and her family. Parton is a native of Sevier County, Tennessee, which includes both Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge, according to historical documents on the park's website. In the mid-1980s, Parton partnered with the Herschend family who ran the park, then known as Silver Dollar City. It opened under the new name of Dollywood in 1986. Residents who were forced to evacuate have shared how scary it was fleeing their homes as the fire quickly spread due to high winds. '(The sky) was brown,' Pigeon Forge resident Katie Brittian told Knox News. 'Ash has been falling from the sky since 3am.' Sharon Pinyan said she was evacuated from Gatlinburg when, 'a car behind us caught on fire due to the flames jumping the road.' Sara Gentry, of Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, said that her four children and she, were able to go to her sister's home in Dandridge after they were evacuated. But she said friends of hers have watched their own homes get destroyed by the fire. 'This one girl was driving down Ski Mountain (Road) and watching her home burn,' Gentry said. 'My kids' friends have lost their homes. It's just awful.' Others report wooden cabins ablaze and some properties literally exploded in flames, witnesses say. As the wildfires continue to burn, thousands of tourists and residents alike spent the night in shelters located in the Pigeon Forge area. 'Three county school buses are available for emergency transport and are being dispatched as needed to transport those who need to evacuate,' fire spokeswoman Trish McGee told USA Today on Monday. Phil Campbell, facilities manager at the LeConte Event Center in Pigeon Forge, said his center had already taken in around 400 people. 'We knew we had power here and some places were losing power. We knew we had restrooms and water and a safe place to house people and give them a place to go – that's why we opened up,' he said. Multiple fires began after the strong winds sent fallen trees into power lines, authorities said. The Division of Forestry had reported on Sunday that the majority of wildfires in the area were completely contained as authorities were expecting a reprieve from the tinderbox conditions on Monday and Tuesday where more than two inches of rain were predicted to fall. Unfortunately, the rain failed to fall, and strong winds have the flames to private property. 'The wind is not helping, and the rain is not here yet,' Gatlinburg Fire Department Chief Greg Miller said. 'These are the worst possible conditions imaginable.' The National Park Service has issued an Air Quality Advisory for the area due to the smoke. Local schools have now cancelled tomorrow's classes while park employees were evacuated from the area. Popular tourist routes have also been shutdown amidst the wildfires. This is the second fire reported at Great Smoky Mountains National Park within a week. The first began at the Chimney Tops area and has spread across 500 acres. Miller asked for patience and prayers for the communities involved during a press conference. 'We urge the public to pray,' Miller told reporters. 'We urge the public to stay off the highways. The traffic that is on the roads is emergency equipment. If (the public) could just stay home and stay tuned to their local media outlet.' But forecasters are hoping the Tuesday storm will provide a new hope for firefighters trying to extinguish the flames. Early on Tuesday, the storms appeared to be taking aim at the nearly 28,000-acre Rough Ridge Fire in north Georgia and the nearly 25,000-acre Rock Mountain Fire that began in Georgia and then spread deep into North Carolina. The rain forecast 'puts the bull's-eye of the greatest amounts right at the bull's-eye of where we've been having our greatest activity,' said Dave Martin, deputy director of operations for fire and aviation management with the southern region of the U.S. Forest Service. The projected rainfall amounts 'really lines up with where we need it,' Martin said Monday. 'We're all knocking on wood.' After weeks of punishing drought, any rain that falls should be soaked up quickly, forecasters said. It will provide some relief but won't end the drought - or the fire threat, they said. More rain was expected Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Tennessee's Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for maintaining the state's forests, said Tuesday there are 47 active fires that so far have consumed nearly 15,000 acres.

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:: 11-28-16 The Washington Times :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring

Newspapers, pundits blast charges from ‘dark crevices of the Web’

By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times Monday, November 28, 2016

Andrew Breitbart is making news even in death. Social media speculation of a sex-trafficking ring in the nation’s capital has burned up social media sites for weeks. Complicating matters is Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s decision not to comment on anything WikiLeaks-related for months. Explosive claims by Internet sleuths, which were prompted after reading stolen documents belonging to Mr. Podesta, have been derided as “viciously phony” by Fox News’ Howard Kurtz. A tweet by Mr. Breitbart shortly before his March 1, 2012, death is now being cited by online researchers as proof that they are onto something big. SEE ALSO: D.C. power-player tied to Podesta blasts ‘insane’ Reddit sleuthing on sex-trafficking ring “How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me,” Mr. Breitbart wrote Feb. 4, 2011. The conservative icon’s death at age 43 was attributed to “heart failure.” Knowledge of the late conservative’s tweet sent Google searches for “Andrew Breitbart” skyrocketing Sunday night as news spread to members of Twitter, Reddit, GAB, Voat and other social media platforms. “One of America’s best an most respected independent journalists at the time; he is making a very bold claim about John Podesta — back then — based on his own research,” former Huffington Post contributor David Seaman wrote on GAB Sunday night. “This is years before WikiLeaks came out.” Mr. Seaman and others claim Mr. Podesta and his associates spoke in code in numerous documents released by WikiLeaks. One example includes a Feb. 9, 2014, email with the subject line “Did you leave a handkerchief.” “Hi John, The realtor found a handkerchief (I think it has a map that seems pizza-related. Is it yorus [sic]?” a woman identified as Susaner asked. “They can send it if you want.” Such wording led online sleuths to investigate Mr. Podesta’s connections with D.C. power-player James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong. The Democrat fundraiser and pizza place owner, who is mentioned in 16 different WikiLeaks documents, had a public Instagram account that featured sexual innuendo and bizarre images of children. Accounts for Comet Ping Pong employees, which are now set to private, featured nudity involving men with slices of pizza strategically placed over their genitals. “From this insane, fabricated conspiracy theory, we’ve come under constant assault,” Mr. Alefantis, 42, told The New York Times on Nov. 21. “I’ve done nothing for days but try to clean this up and protect my staff and friends from being terrorized. […] It’s endless.” The editorial board of The Washington Post also lambasted social media sleuths on Nov. 25 in an op-ed titled “‘Pizzagate’ shows how fake news hurts real people.” “The allegations against Comet Ping Pong, reported by the New York Times, are absurd on their face and detached from any gossamer thread of fact,” the newspaper wrote. “They took root in the dark crevices of the Web and took flight thanks to social media platforms, whose witless ‘who, us?’ posture in the face of misinformation and outright lunacy is a civic embarrassment. …” “Like 93 percent of Washingtonians, the restaurateur happened to support Ms. Clinton for president; he has some prominent Democratic friends, past and present,” the Post continued. “Mr. Alefantis’s name surfaced in leaked email from Mr. Podesta’s account, published by WikiLeaks, in which the two men discussed holding a Clinton fundraiser. As far as anyone knows, there is no more logic than that as to why Mr. Alefantis and his restaurant became targets. The First Amendment is a bulwark of democracy but provides no protection for defamatory allegations published in knowing disregard for the truth. Mr. Alefantis is more than entitled to sue for defamation and libel, if he can find the purveyors of the garbage heaved his way.”

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/28/andrew-breitbart-tweet-before-death-adds-fuel-to-o/ 

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etc. Have you read my word, do you know that Ezekiel thirty eight and thirty nine is knocking on the door, as a matter of fact, its got a battering-ram and it is knocking the door down, but you are not aware of that.  Are you aware of how they are removing the Bible, are you aware of how they are fighting Christians, are you aware of the countries that are killing every Christian that is there?  And then you think I can delay another five years or another ten years.  Have you not read in my word where they are laying under my altar and they are crying out, how much longer, how much longer?  Oh what a sad state the world is in. etc.

:: 11-20-16 Raymond Ibrahim :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

‘O Allah, Kill the Despicable Christians’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, August 2016

2016/11/20 by Raymond Ibrahim

Originally published by the Gatestone Institute

Islamic hate for Christians was on constant display throughout the month of August. Shortly after an 80-year-old Catholic priest in France was slaughtered by Muslims who stormed his church during mass, the 16-year-old Muslim son of an Islamic cleric living in Belgium made and posted a video on social media. In the video he appears walking along the main street of the Belgian city of Verviers during recent Ramadan while making prayers to Allah, including: “Allah, kill the despicable Christians. Allah, kill each and every last one of them…” According to Immigration Minister Theo Francken: “It’s obvious that his father, the imam, is promoting such ideas not just to fighters to join the battle in Syria, but also to his own children. The young man who appears in the video reflects the father’s views, and I understand and empathize with the great concern that city residents have over this.” A deportation order was last reported as pending a court appeal. Similarly, in the August edition of Dabiq, ISIS’ propaganda magazine, the jihadi organization urged Muslims to destroy the “arrogant Christian disbelievers” and urged them to “pray for Allah’s curse to be upon the liars.” ISIS also threatened Christians to “break the cross.” Those who do and convert to Islam will “enter the Gardens of Paradise,” and those who reject Islam and cling to the cross will die in a “futile” war against ISIS. As if the Christians of Nigeria weren’t persecuted enough by Muslim groups such as Boko Haram, the new leader of that terrorist organization, which was also known for killing nonconformist Muslims, announced that Christians are now its number one and primary target, and that Boko Haram will continue to “bomb churches and kill Christians while ending attacks on mosques and markets used by ordinary Muslims.” Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the new leader, also spoke of “booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those who we find from the citizens of the Cross.” The experiences of Muslim converts to Christianity in Egypt continue to speak for themselves. After Muhammad Hegazi’s nine-year long battle with authorities—that began when he asked that his religion be changed to Christianity on his Egyptian ID card and ended with him being arrested and tortured for years—Islam’s honor was restored, though in a way held suspect by many rights activists in Egypt. Hegazi made a brief video announcing his return to Islam and praising Muhammad, adding “I say this out of my complete free will. I am not being held by any agency, nor am I under any pressure of any kind.” And Majed el-Shafie, who was imprisoned and tortured for apostatizing years back in Egypt, wants the world to know that “ISIS is not the problem.” As proof he recounted his experiences—not at the hands of ISIS but Egyptian authorities: “They shaved my head, they put my head in freezing cold water and then into boiling hot water. They burned their cigarettes on me, they electrocuted me. They cut me and put salt in my wounds. I still wake with nightmares about it, even now 20 years on.” The remainder of August’s roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians—all of which was not committed by ISIS—includes, but is not limited to, the following: Muslim Slaughter of Christians Nigeria: Muslim Fulani herdsmen, who are believed to be connected to the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, increased their murderous raids on Christian majority villages: Between August 1-3, they killed 13 Christians, burned Christian homes and churches, and displaced many survivors, during raids conducted in separate Christian majority villages. On August 13, the Muslim shepherds killed another seven Christians during another raid. Some of the victims were shot while others were slaughtered with machetes. On August 16, the Muslim herdsmen attacked another Christian majority village and slaughtered ten people. On August 25, a group of at least 50 Muslim herdsmen conducted a night raid into another Christian majority village. Among their victims was a six-month pregnant Christian woman whose stomach was ripped open. According to one report, Local Christian leaders are pleading with the Nigerian government to react with appropriate security measures in light of the ongoing crisis, which the state has so far left unaddressed. Since 2001, Fulani attacks of Christian-majority farming settlements across Nigeria’s central “Middle-Belt” region have grown increasingly violent as victims face their towns being literally wiped off the map in brutal raids. The militant group has murdered tens of thousands of Christians, amassing a body count larger than Boko Haram has inflicted, while attacks are expanding further into Northwest and Southeast Nigeria. To date, the Nigerian government has largely ignored the issue… Such indifference reportedly stretches all the way to the president of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari. According to prominent Nigerian thinker and politician Femi Fani-Kayode, despite the increasing violence against Christians, “the Muslim president has only awarded the murderers with impunity rather than justice and has staffed his government with Islamic officials, while doing essentially nothing to give the nation’s Christians, who make up half the population, due representation.” Uganda: A group of Muslims murdered Pastor Robert Bakulubanywa, 38. As he was returning home after Sunday evening fellowship at his church, a group of Muslims—reportedly angry with him for evangelizing to Muslims and refusing to sell them land—surrounded him, tied him up, and sliced him to death with a sharp sword. Democratic Republic of Congo: Muslim militants from the Allied Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Uganda gathered and tied up between 36 and 50 Christians, before hacking them to death. In recent years, the “liberation” front has targeted Christians with violence, abducting people, looting Christian villages, and destroying churches, though most Western media downplay the religious motives of the rebels. Muslim Attacks on Christian Churches Indonesia: A teenage Muslim sitting amid Christian worshippers during a Catholic church Sunday mass service suddenly went into jihad mode: he attacked its 60-year-old priest with an axe and tried to set off explosives that could have killed hundreds of worshipers in the packed church. The bomb failed to go off properly and the 18-year-old Islamic terrorist was apprehended. United States: In Riverside, California, Muslims in a car repeatedly screaming “Allahu akbar!” through a bullhorn terrorized St. Andrew Orthodox Church during worship service, “as the unnerved parents drew their infants close and exchanged worried glances,” said the report. Some witnesses told police it looked like one of the three men in the green Honda Civic was taking surveillance pictures of the church. France: During a mass held for Father Hamel—the 80-year-old priest who was slaughtered days earlier—at the St. George church in Vivonne (Vienne), a small town of 4000 inhabitants, the priest informed the congregation that the church had been vandalized: “the light of the tabernacle of the Real Presence had disappeared or had been stolen, and placed on the altar was a photo of the Nice terrorist, the Islamist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.” Iran: Authorities arrested 11 Christians during a raid on an in-house church in the city of Isfahan. Books and other Christian literature were confiscated from the in-house church. According to the report, there was no further information about the status of the detainees. Turkey: After giving previous permission, authorities banned Orthodox Christian liturgy from being held at a historic monastery. According to the report, “The doors of the Sumela Monastery reopened in June 2010, after 88 years. The Turkish government had given permission to the Ecumenical Patriarchate to have a patriarchal liturgy for the Feast of the Assumption every year. That permission has been suddenly revoked, perhaps permanently.” Sudan: Claiming that it was built illegally, local Muslim authorities issued a demolition notice to yet another church. The congregation was given one week to clear out or else further legal procedures would be taken, including forcing the church to pay the demolishing costs. The church was built on the land in 1976, a considerable time before the National Islamic Front seized power in Sudan through a military coup in 1989—so how could it be illegal, argue church activists. Countless churches that once stood in Sudan for decades have met the same fate in recent times. Pakistan: Christians accused the government of Gujrat of intentionally flooding a 130-year-old church with sewerage. According to the report, “Local Christians managed to cut the flow of sewerage after hours of skirmish efforts…. Agitated Christians claimed that the flow of the sewerage was maneuvered towards the church in order to prevent it from flooding neighboring Gujrat Gymkhana. The waste water swamped the flooring and carpets of the church.” Muslim Attacks on Christian Apostates, Blasphemers, and Preachers Algeria: A Muslim convert to Christianity was sentenced to five years in prison for saying that the light of Jesus will outshine Islam and its prophet Muhammad on social media, which the court ruled was “blasphemous.” According to his son, who accompanied the apostate during his hearing: “The court sentenced my father to the maximum sentence! …. [M]y father was expressing his ideas and spread his political views on social networks as it has always done elsewhere. It is an attack on freedom of expression because, in my opinion, everything is subject to criticism, even religions.” Nigeria: After two university students got into a verbal argument, the Muslim student accused the Christian of insulting the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Soon a mob of Muslims formed and said the Christian must die; they savagely beat and nearly killed him. He only survived “because a fellow Christian intervened to rush him to the hospital with the help of a compassionate Muslim who volunteered his car to carry the victim.” On the following day mobs of Muslims rioted and vandalized Christian campuses and churches. According to a local source, “They went to ECWA Church, Living Church, and Anglican Church. They vandalized the Anglican Church pastorium, destroying electronics and other property. I heard they also burnt down the home of the rescue volunteer Muslim man (who assisted the attacked Christian student to the hospital), trapping and killing eight persons inside who, sadly, happened to be Muslims also.” Separately, a Muslim man sought to divorce his wife of 24 years after he discovered that she secretly converted to Christianity. The man stated that he cannot tolerate any other religion in his home except for Islam. Last reported, the 50-year-old woman “broke down in tears while on her knees begging her estranged husband, Jamiu Adewunmi, not to divorce her.” Addressing the court she said: “Please court; help me beg him, where will I get a man at my age to marry me if my husband divorces me?” Pakistan: A Christian girl faces death threats if she does not return to her Muslim abductor who forcibly converted her to Islam. The family of a Christian girl who was kidnapped, raped, forced to convert to Islam, and then forcefully married to a Muslim are now under threat if they refuse to hand back their daughter to her captors. Several months earlier, Asma was kidnapped by a powerful Muslim neighbor who forcefully converted her to Islam and forcefully married her, and then named her Aisha, after the prophet’s young wife. After she escaped and returned to her family, local clerics claimed that Asma had re-converted to Christianity and was now apostate and should be killed unless she returns to her husband and new faith. Uganda: Eight children, ages 9 to 16, from four families of Islamic and pagan backgrounds, took refuge with Christians after their parents and other community members beat and disowned them for leaving Islam and animism for Christianity. Through the ordeal, the church they were able to seek refuge in has also come under threat of destruction and violence by the local Muslim population. “Your church activities will not be tolerated in this area,” one Muslim informed the pastor. “If you do not leave our village, then we shall soon come for your life.” Separately, a Christian high school student received a serious head injury by the Muslim father of a young woman he led to Christ. Muslim Discrimination against and Abuse of Christians Saudi Arabia: According to an Arab language news report published on August 27, officials from the desert kingdom arrested 27 Christians—among them several women and children—for the crime of “conducting Christian prayers” and being “in possession of Bibles.” The group of Christians, most if not all of whom were Lebanese nationals, were celebrating a Virgin Mary feast day when authorities stormed their residence and arrested them. The dreaded “religious police” proceeded to strip them of their visas and deport them back to Lebanon. Such religious intolerance is actually better than that meted to other Christians caught engaging in “acts of Christianity” In 2012, for example, 35 Christian Ethiopians were arrested and tortured in prison for almost a year, simply for holding a private house prayer. One of them reported after being released: “They [Saudis] are full of hatred towards non-Muslims.” Pakistan: The son of a Muslim landlord sexually assaulted the five-year-old daughter of a Christian couple renting a room. Afterwards, “the landlord purportedly barred the Christian couple from reporting the incident to the police for seven days. Because of the harassment, parents of the victim were unable to acquire a medical report of their daughter who was sexually assaulted,” said the report. “As a result of lack of medical report, there is no substantial proof of the assault. The influential landlord and his rapist son hurled threats at the Christian family stating that entire family of the victim will face dire consequences if action is taken against the culprit.” Separately, a historic Christian graveyard is falling into decay due to willful neglect from local authorities. According to the report, “Local Christians claim the graveyard is undergoing wear while the local authorities are overlooking the situation. They expressed serious concerns over the desecration of graves of their loved ones. They said that the Christian population had been residing in the area, even before the creation of Pakistan.” Egypt: Arguing that they are being treated as second-class citizens, about three dozen Christians staged a rare protest in downtown Cairo and demanded that the government uphold their rights. Standing on the steps of a courthouse in the capital the demonstrators defied Egypt’s draconian positions on protests. “I am an Egyptian citizen above all,” said Michael Armanious, a Christian demonstrator. “We pay taxes, we serve in the army, we are dealing with all the same economic problems in Egypt with the rest of our countrymen, why should we have fewer rights?” Police—who often take hours to appear when Muslims attack Christians—quickly dispersed the protesters. Separately, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights reported that there have been 77 cases of extreme Muslim on Christian violence between the years 2011 and 2016—excluding the huge spate of attacks on Christians and dozens of churches that directly followed the ousting of former president Morsi. Coptic Pope Tawadros also confirmed that Christians are seriously attacked by Muslims on average once a month. At least ten incidents this year have resulted in discord, death and destruction. Sudan: Prosecutors accused two imprisoned pastors, both members of the Sudanese Church of Christ, of numerous crimes against the state, and called for the death penalty against them. The pastors denied the charges and local sources say there is no evidence against them, but that the hardline Islamist prosecutors are persecuting them for their faith. Bangladesh: Rosaline Costa, a Catholic newspaper editor, fled to America after receiving numerous death threats prompted by editorials in the newspaper she worked for about the growing religious discrimination and violence in the country. Because there has been a rise in Muslim attacks on Christians in various ways in Bangladesh—including outright murder—the Catholic woman decided to leave before she was next. Christian minorities further allege that Bangladeshi authorities and the judicial system either cannot or will not do anything to stop the persecution and discrimination against them. Germany: Christian refugees continue to face daily harassment and threats from Muslim majorities living with them in asylum centers. In one instance, 14 Iranian Christian men were threatened with death for refusing to abandon their faith. During Ramadan, Christians had to hide their Bibles and were forced to eat leftover food in the camp after the meal times were changed to accommodate Muslims, who fast and don’t eat during daylight hours during the Islamic holy month. One pastor said many Muslims in the camp regard their fellow Christian migrants as “unclean” and “more impure than dogs.” In several asylum centers all throughout Europe, Christians minorities continue to be harassed and attacked. About this Series The persecution of Christians in the Islamic world has become endemic. Accordingly, “Muslim Persecution of Christians” was developed to collate some—by no means all—of the instances of persecution that surface each month. It serves two purposes: 1) To document that which the mainstream media does not: the habitual, if not chronic, persecution of Christians. 2) To show that such persecution is not “random,” but systematic and interrelated—that it is rooted in a worldview inspired by Islamic Sharia. Accordingly, whatever the anecdote of persecution, it typically fits under a specific theme, including hatred for churches and other Christian symbols; apostasy, blasphemy, and proselytism laws that criminalize and sometimes punish with death those who “offend” Islam; sexual abuse of Christian women; forced conversions to Islam; theft and plunder in lieu of jizya (financial tribute expected from non-Muslims); overall expectations for Christians to behave like cowed dhimmis, or third-class, “tolerated” citizens; and simple violence and murder. Sometimes it is a combination thereof. Because these accounts of persecution span different ethnicities, languages, and locales—from Morocco in the West, to Indonesia in the East—it should be clear that one thing alone binds them: Islam—whether the strict application of Islamic Sharia law, or the supremacist culture born of it.

http://raymondibrahim.com/2016/11/20/o-allah-kill-despicable-christians-muslim-persecution-christians-august-2016/ 

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Europe on 'BRINK OF WAR' as Turkey gathers boats to ship migrants to Greece over EU anger

EUROPE is on the brink of war as Turkey gathers fleets of boats to ship 3,000 migrants a day to Greece in retaliation over the European Union's (EU) vote to freeze accession talks.

By Alix Culbertson

Greek intelligence officers have discovered the Turkish plans which they say involve thousands of dinghies and motorboats already being gathered along Turkey's western coast. The analysts said Syrian migrants are preparing to board the vessels and wash up on Greek shores "within a matter of weeks". National intelligence officials estimate at least 3,000 undocumented migrants could enter Greece each day under the plan. During a speech in Istanbul on Saturday, the country's president warned: "If you go any further, these border gates will be opened. Neither me nor my people will be affected by these dry threats. It wouldn't matter if all of you approved the European Parliament vote. "We are the ones who feed three-three and a half million refugees in this country. You have betrayed your promises." In March this year, Turkey entered into an agreement with the EU in which they accept Syrian migrants who have made their way from Turkey to Greece. In return for accepting the migrants, Turkish citizens get visa-free access to the EU and the government gets monetary rewards. However, Turkey's human rights attitude has continually threatened to topple its accession hopes. Athanassios Drougas, an intelligence expert in Athens, told The Times: "No one is underestimating Mr Erdogan and his unpredictability these days. "These plans, along with explicit threats that the Turkish president has made in recent weeks, have Greece's joint chiefs of staff seriously concerned. "They are fearful and they have told the political leadership here that if Turkey opens the floodgates yet again, Greece, in its current state of financial and social distress, will not be able to withstand the shock. "It will spell war or wreak the havoc of one." Greece is already struggling to cope as more than 60,000 refugees are stranded in the country due to several Balkan states closing their borders last February, leaving them with nowhere else to go. Five Aegean islands close to Turkey's western coast are estimated to be hosting 16,000 asylum seekers in limbo. Dr Drougas, added: "It's no surprise that the Hellenic Navy and special units have been undertaking increased exercises around Greek islands, mainly in the northern Aegean, for fear of a sudden attack in the case of a dramatic deterioration in Ankara's relations with the EU." Following the EU vote to freeze Turkey's EU membership talks, Mr Erdogan threatened to open his country's borders to allow migrants to flood into Europe. European Parliament politicians had voted for the freeze after the Turkish President continued to arrest, incarcerate and purge thousands of citizens, including many intellectuals, following a failed coup in July. Dr Drougas, added: "With Europe in a mess, Mr Erdogan feels he has a free hand in trying to blackmail the bloc using the refugee crisis as leverage."

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/737480/Europe-war-Turkey-migrants-Greece-EU-Erdogan 

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Trump Should Replace The MSM White House Press Corps With Alternative Media

- The Mainstream Media Should Be Treated With The Same Contempt They Treat Trump And His Supporters

November 28, 2016 By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

Over the past year and a half President-Elect Donald Trump has managed to shine a bright white spotlight on the mainstream media and exposed them as the number one source of manufactured and "fake" news across the world. He has done so by exposing their extreme biases, then using those same biases to garner free media and spread his message further than any campaign could through advertising alone. This is a pattern seen through the primary campaign, into the general election campaign and one that Trump is continuing to utilize presently, and the MSM, having learned nothing, is still taking the rope Trump continues to hand them and hanging themselves with it. FLASHBACK- FREE & NEGATIVE MEDIA COVERAGE In March 2016, before the primaries had even concluded, it was reported that Trump had received more "free media" than all of the other Republican candidates combined, as well as garnering more than both Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders combined. This continued throughout the general election campaign, with an MRC study finding that while Trump was still receiving free media, in the 12 weeks after the party conventions, 91 percent of that free coverage was negative for Trump, which is where the liberal media bias comes in and how Trump used that bias against the very reporters that were trying to destroy him. CHANGE THE WASHINGTON PRESS CORPS TO BYPASS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA Considering that a look at the recent headlines of NYT or Washington Post and other MSM sources, we see that continuous negative coverage continues right now, which is why the following little tidbit from a Wall Street Journal article is very interesting: The briefing room itself, the place where reporters sit, and the adjacent space in which they are provided offices reflect the power of the mainstream press, based largely on the media-consuming habits of the American people from decades ago. The Associated Press, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and Fox News, for example, sit in front-row seats that have their names on them. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Washington Post and NPR sit right behind them. While approximately 750 reporters hold White House credentials, the briefing room holds 49 seats, and they are occupied overwhelmingly by mainstream media reporters, with barely any assigned to the new dot-com world. The White House press secretary used to decide who got what seats, but this authority was given to the White House Correspondents Association in the middle of the George W. Bush administration. Nothing prohibits the incoming administration from taking it back. The valuable West Wing real estate occupied by the White House press corps isn’t the property of the press. It belongs to the U.S. government. If Trump wanted to, according to that same article, he could abolish the daily briefings entirely, but what a better way to treat the press with the same contempt that the MSM treated Trump and his supporters, than to replace the MSM in the briefing room with members of the Alternative Media. Feel free to weigh in below in the comment section on whether Trump should allow the very people that attack him daily and have been for a year and a half, to be granted the coveted positions in the White House Briefing room or if he should replace them all. MEDIA OUTRAGED AT TRUMP PUNKING THEM As Trump is focusing on building his administration (and tweeting!), manufactured MSM rumors started by MSNBC, are swirling across the Internet, proving that once again, the media learned absolutely nothing from the multiple times the Trump campaign has punked them in the past. While there are a number of examples that can be shown here, we will stick with the most memorable, such as in September 2016, Trump tweeted "‘I am now going to the brand new Trump International, Hotel D.C. for a major statement." The MSM, assuming Trump was going to reference the Birther issue since that had been in the news at the time, despite the fact that nothing in the tweet above even addressed that issue, rushed right on over, and then all the major networks spent "more than a half hour of a variety of military heroes – generals, medal honor recipients and a gold star wife – expressing support for the Republican nominee. And it all aired live on the cable news networks," as described by WND. The media reaction? "We got played!" "It’s hard to imagine this as anything other than a political rick-roll," anchor Jake Tapper said wryly as CNN cut away from the broadcast of the Trump event and asked him to comment. [...] "I really don’t quite know what to make of that except for that we got played again by the Trump campaign which is what they do," said John King afterward, pointing out that Trump tricked them into covering a live event. Did Trump play them? Or did their own assumptions and desire to present a "gotcha moment" against Trump, play them? In October 2016, Donald Trump sent out a Facebook post with a live video feed, the post simply stated "Join me in St. Louis, Missouri - as I conclude my debate prep." One again, the media rushed right on over, just to see Donald Trump walk in the room with multiple women that have accused Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting them, and again, the media was outraged!!!! Presently the media is still following the pattern as evidenced by Trump inviting high profile media personalities to a meeting, to which once again they 'assumed" they were going to discuss more media access to Trump, because they have been lamenting the fact that he hasn't offered them the "traditional" access, nor held a public press conference, and what they got instead, was a major dressing down, supposedly of-the-record," but they immediately ran out and started leaking what was said, including the statement that the summit was a "f***ing firing squad." The point being, Trump does not have to waste any time making the MSM look like lying fools, all he has to do is sit back, let them show their own biases, make their own assumptions, which inevitably are proven wrong, then bypass them by talking directly to the people, as he did recently with his Transition 2017 statement, informing the public of his plans for his first months in office and forcing the MSM to report on it second-hand. MSM NOISE & TRUMP NOMINEES Now let's talk about Trump's appointments and nominees for his administration. Once again, the media is making assumptions using unnamed sources to make claims, just to find out Trump chose someone else...... example, Bloomberg on November 16, stated "Cruz considered by Trump for Attorney General," as they cite unnamed sources, yet on November 18, the headline reads "Trump Names Senator Jeff Sessions to Be His Attorney General." Newsflash, the initial report was a waste of time because as Trump finalizes his picks, he is announcing them on his greatagain.gov website.... the rest of the reports from the MSM, the guessing games, the assumptions, the critical so-call analysis of his picks, is all MSM noise. Following up on that thought, people must remember that Trump is teaching MSM loyalists, those that still believe a portion of what the MSM reports, a valuable lesson, but we find that even conservatives, most of which claim they don't trust the MSM, are still listening to their lies. A very valuable indicator as to whether one of Trump's nominees is a good fit for a Trump presidency, capable of helping implement Trump's agenda, is how fast and furiously the MSM and liberally biased pundits decry and lament the choice, such as Forbes' over the top screed over Trump's choice for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, where they headline "Trump's Education Secretary Choice Is A Blow To Our Nation's Science Health." The article goes on to provide reasons for liberals to hate DeVos, including the following: - DeVos, a graduate of Calvin College, is the founder of All Children Matter, an organization dedicated to rerouting taxpayer dollars into school vouchers for parents to use to send their children to charter/private/religious schools. - What we do know, though, is that having a pro-voucher secretary of education with zero public school experience is a recipe for shunting our tax dollars away from an education putatively free of religious bias and straight into classrooms where science in any conventionally recognizable form is not allowed. - Much has been made of Trump’s ongoing war on science and his emphatic and almost proud ignorance about anything science related. He rejects many scientific conclusions that are backed by overwhelming data and scientific consensus, including global climate change and the lack of an autism-vaccines link. He is seen as a threat to the scientific success that has been a hallmark of this nation for decades. The liberal bias in that Forbes' piece simply reeks. While some conservatives have concerns about DeVos being associated with groups or organizations who are Common Core proponents, DeVos herself has addressed that topic, stating "Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period. Read my full stance, here: http://betsydevos.com/qa/." The Trump campaign has also addressed the issue with a statement by Trump spokesman Jason Miller, who said "The President-elect has been consistent and very clear in his opposition to Common Core. Anybody joining the Administration is signing on to the President-elect’s platform and vision for moving America forward." That ladies and gentlemen is the key quote. Anyone brought into the Trump administration is joining with the understanding that they are doing so in order to implement Trump's agenda, which is why ANP is not writing and lamenting on every speculative piece about who Trump will pick or who he won't for each and every position, nor criticizing anyone Trump has under consideration for any position, despite the fact that we are not particularly... fond of certain people under consideration. DO YOU TRUST THE MSM? IF YOUR ANSWER IS NO, STOP QUOTING THEM OR LISTENING TO THEM What we are watching play out in the MSM right now, is the same thing we watched throughout the primary and especially the general election campaign, where the MSM actively promoted, (and they admitted it!) Hillary Clinton, spending countless hours and thousands of negative articles attempting to influence the public against Trump. They lost, Trump was elected, after they informed all their loyal followers that it just wasn't possible. Only now they are making up stories, manufacturing conflicts based on unnamed inside sources," attempting to poison the public on Trump's nominees, and generally allowing the Trump campaign to deliberately show them for the political hacks they have become. The point here is that Trump is still using the MSM's own bias against them, continuing to teach their supporters a lesson, the MSM cannot be trusted, are the main culprits in reporting "fake news." Trump supporters should already understand that point since they were the ones the MSM labeled sexist, racist, Xenophobic, Islamophobic deplorables. Which begs the question of why the heck any conservative is still reading/watching the MSM, or more to the point, why are we seeing some still buying into their nonsense and quoting them? Anyone that claims they do not trust the MSM, should not be giving them traffic and revenue from said traffic, unless it is to highlight their lies and call them out on their bias. It is all political theater, compounded by the fact that Trump is refusing to conform to the "norms," and the "traditional" access the press is so desperate for and has been demanding, which is leading them to promote even bigger lies and actively report "fake" news. BOTTOM LINE Donald Trump has a huge job in front of him, the last thing he needs is to continuously be forced to fight a liberal and biased press machine, so he should replace them as the White House Press Corps, bypass them by speaking directly to the public, and allow them to to continue grabbing the rope he feeds them to hang themselves with, but conservatives should not allow the MSM to wrap it around their necks as well. Below - Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer on President-elect Trump’s relationship with the media and potential Cabinet picks.

http://allnewspipeline.com/Trump_Hands_The_Media_More_Rope.php 

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The King Cyrus Crisis: If we blow this…disaster will strike

By Ray Gano - November 28, 2016

By Mario Murillo

Trump is not a pastor or a moral reformer. Trump is a foot in the door—a stay of execution. He is an act of God to buy the church time to repent and return to her rightful role in American life. Something worse than Obama looms. Something indescribably bad can take over for the agony we have just left. It will be more hellish than Hillary. You can already see the evil forming. Meanwhile, American Christians claim Trump is a miracle like King Cyrus. In 536 B.C. God moved King Cyrus to fulfill the prophecy of Jeremiah who said that after 70 years the Jews would be sent home from bondage in Babylon. Cyrus even provided resources to help rebuild Israel. If history is repeating itself, we had better remember what happened next. The restoration of Israel faced multiple warheads: Pagan tribes: The pagan tribes who settled in Israel set a sophisticated trap for the returning Jews. At first, they acted like they wanted to help. Instead, they hampered the work. When that failed, they launched terror attacks. Political backlash: After Cyrus, the enemies of Israel lied to King Artaxerxes, accusing Israel of preparing for war, so the king stopped the work. Morally corrupted Jews: Many Jews wanted to stay in Babylon. Some who came back to Israel were half-hearted in their mission to restore the nation. Those who were left behind during the 70 years became pagans. They knew nothing about Scripture or the laws of God. If not for the astonishing endurance of a handful of priests, prophets, and one notable cupbearer, Israel would have remained in ruins. (Read Ezra, Nehemiah and Haggai). It took nearly 80 years after the king’s decree before the Temple and the wall were finished. Let me let you in on a secret: we can’t wait 80 years—we don’t have 80 years. Unlike Israel, this is our last chance. If we do not learn from history—America will never be restored. If we blow this…expect disaster. The Christians who want to make America morally great again face significant headwinds and don’t realize it. Here are the threats: -The left is staging a massive retaliation. A nefarious coalition of universities, billionaires and tech companies are ramping up their rhetoric, paying agitators and plotting against the church. -The media doesn’t care that people know they are lying. They are stepping up their lies. They learned nothing from Trump’s victory. The crocodile tears we saw from some media outlets meant nothing. Their blatant falsehoods are back with a vengeance. -Most Christians don’t know what to do because they don’t understand the miracle. They thought Trump would save us. They are not preparing for the work that we need to do right now. They are already disappointed in Trump because they don’t get it. Trump is not a pastor or a moral reformer. He will not be a social conservative who will fight for family values. If you look to him for that, you will be disappointed. Worse still, it will distract you and you will miss your assignment in this miracle. If you ever listened to anything I ever said, I beg you, listen now! Trump is a foot in the door—a stay of execution. He is an act of God to buy the church time to repent and return to her rightful role in American life. Trump broke the political correctness that threatened to swallow us whole. The revival is our job, not his. -Morally corrupt Christians and lukewarm pastors don’t appreciate the miracle. Why would we expect a generation of believers raised on Pablum to know what to do with this miracle? They don’t read the Bible or pray. They have never truly repented. They have no concept of sacrifice. There is no way they will stand in the heat of battle. -We are not seizing the moment to repent because we do not appreciate God’s mercy. The Jews did not appreciate the miracle of Cyrus’ decree. It did not provoke them to repent. Ezra the priest said, “And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, since You our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such deliverance as this, 14 should we again break Your commandments…” -Ezra 9:13,14. This is a chilling warning to us. -We want Trump to do things for us that we must do ourselves. Winning the lost is up to us, not Trump. Trump may not be a big help to the church. The Jews thought they could keep going back and complaining to the King about the same thing. They vainly tried to communicate with the King and found that it was a waste of time. The American church must build on the opportunity that Trump gave us. We must wake up to our task! Our disunity is killing our cause. Petty differences have never looked so petty! We must shake off the disastrous apathy and complacency that is dulling us to our duty. Churches must come together in citywide prayer and soul winning. Pastors must push back on the lies being perpetrated against orthodox Christianity—they must roar from their pulpits. We must muster all our strength and stand strong. Seize this miracle for what it is. Remember the words of the man who God told to make Israel great again and build the wall, “And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, ‘Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.’” -Nehemiah 4:14

http://raygano.com/the-king-cyrus-crisis-if-we-blow-thisdisaster-will-strike/ 

 

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Newer Chemtrails Smell Like Static Electricity, Metallic, Like a Hospital: Take Note

Posted on November 28, 2016 Natural Living

By Cassius Kamarampi

(Era of Wisdom) Earlier this year, we reported on our observed escalation of geoengineering or chemtrail spraying in California, South Carolina, and all over the US. At this time, we described this smell as powdery, starchy, kind of ashy and dull. We reported on how Google searches for “chemtrails” skyrocketed after this easily observed escalation of activity. We reported on Sacramento rain tests revealing 100x the reporting limit of aluminum, paralleling geoengineering patents. Now, there has been another increase of activity, and it has a distinctly different smell: it’s sharper. It smells like static electricity, like a hospital, metallic, and it seems to cause flu-like symptoms worse than the previously described material. In a previous Era of Wisdom video, we examined the possibility of two different types of “chemtrails”: those for weather modification, geoengineering, as summarized with heaps of evidence in Peter A. Kirby’s book “Chemtrails Exposed.” Then, there is the possibility of biological agents and other chemicals being hidden in the mix, like a second layer of obfuscated purpose. We examined a long history of biological warfare experiments on US citizens, all proven facts, to illustrate the real probability of being sprayed with biological materials now. With the endless accounts of flu-like symptoms after being exposed to this, and my own repeated firsthand observation, when Russ Tanner of Global Skywatch made this video describing the exact same new smell I had observed, I knew it was time to make this video. We would advise everyone to keep their windows shut during heavy spraying, and closely examine what you smell on a daily basis: what odors you may notice in the air after heavy spraying. If you smell it in your house, like it’s building up and not going away, that’s exactly what I experienced. Discipline with not keeping the windows open helps a lot. Urban Survival Skills for You and Your Family (ad) I truly don’t understand how people can’t detect it, because I can smell this before I even look out the window to know spraying is going on. These are some of the most distinct, sharp odors I have ever smelled, yet some people seem complete unable to detect them. Please share this with as many people as possible.

http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/11/newer-chemtrails-smell-static-electricity-metallic.html 

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etc Throughout the world there is a struggle, throughout the world the antichrist pushes himself to the top, throughout the world the economy has gone over the hill into disaster zone.  Countries make ready for war and yet my people seem to be astonished, unlearned, not knowing, not understanding the things that are there or the things that are taught to them etc.

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US Military Space War? Preparations Underway for Potential Attacks

The U.S. military is preparing for a potential space war that could cripple the United States. (Sébastien Gozé/NASA)

By Jen Krausz | Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016 07:16 AM

U.S. military commanders and advisers are scrambling to prepare for a space war that could knock out both military and civilian capabilities and impact the daily lives of Americans. As more nations explore space and develop the capabilities to deploy satellites and other resources in space, the threat to U.S. technologies deployed there grows, according to leading military analysts, CNN reported. The U.S. has grown dependent on satellites for bank transactions, traffic lights, and railroad switches. Airplane radar, weather data, and world communications are also dependent on satellites to work. In the military, satellite data is needed to deploy missiles and to know about nuclear attacks quickly if they should ever occur. According to CNN, nations such as China and Russia have begun to develop technology for space weapons like rockets and missiles that could potentially take out U.S. satellites and disrupt the technology needed to protect ourselves from threats. It’s entirely possible, Defense Department Adviser Peter Singer told the network, that the next war will begin or have a significant component in space. The U.S. military has already begun to prepare for such conflicts by deploying hardier satellites and a larger number of smaller satellites rather than only larger ones that could be destroyed more easily, according to The Washington Post. The military also has activated the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center to counter military threats in space and begun war-gaming scenarios that involve space combat. “Every military operation that takes place in the world today is critically dependent on space in one way or another,” said Air Force Space Commander John Hyten, adding that the military is now working to deter conflicts that may threaten in the future, The Washington Post reported.

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/us-military-space-war/2016/11/28/id/761008/ 

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Congress Passes World War III Legislation Despite Trump’s Election

By Dave Hodges

When you voted for Donald Trump, didn’t you believe that this was a vote for peace and he would negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement with Russia? Just when I thought the electoral process offered the people hope, I have learned that our vote means little to nothing. The case in point for this new found pessimism lies in Trump’s apparent irrelevance when it comes to going to war. I thought that a vote for Trump was a vote for negotiation instead of war with the Russians over Syria. Apparently, I was wrong. World War II Is Almost Here Ron Paul called Hillary Clinton “The War President”, meaning that she would be very likely to get us into World War III. Clinton is well-known for being the best friend of the military-industrial-complex. Hillary and her staff made comments regarding going to war in Syria, and Russia be damned! in addition, in debate #2, Hillary Clinton clearly stated that she intended to impose a N0-Fly Zone in Syria. A blind man could see that a Hillary Clinton presidency would undoubtedly put us into a direct confrontation with Russia. The mystery was over, I know there would be a World War III if we ever let her get elected. Well, I mistakenly believed that if we blocked Hillary’s path to the White House, our children would not immediately become cannon fodder in a world war that would start in Syria. Unfortunately, I was wrong. We are going to have war, no matter who gets elected. More on that later because this statement assumes that Donald Trump will be President when war breaks out and that may not be the case. Here is a look at the legislation that is going to bring us war. H.R.5732 – Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016 Sponsor: Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] (Introduced 07/12/2016) Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services | Senate – Foreign Relations Latest Action: 11/16/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed House Here are the steps for Status of Legislation: Introduced - Passed House - Passed Senate - To President - Became Law - Not only has this declaration of war passed the House of Representatives, it’s identical version, except for the title has been introduced into the Senate. S.J.Res.29 – Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and its Associated Forces114th Congress (2015-2016) | Get alerts JOINT RESOLUTION Hide Overview icon-hide Sponsor: Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 01/20/2016) Latest Action: 01/21/2016 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 352. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Introduced The Case for War The words of war are buried deep in the Congressional bill, however, after much reading followed by lengthy scrolling, the concerning part of this intended Congressional action can be found in Section 303 of the House bill. SEC. 303. ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL EFFECTIVENESS OF AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SAFE ZONES OR A NO-FLY ZONE IN SYRIA. (a) In General.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committee a report that— (1) assesses the potential effectiveness, risks, and operational requirements of the establishment and maintenance of a no-fly zone over part or all of Syria, including— (EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST RUSSIAN FORCES IN SYRIA) (A) the operational and legal requirements for United States and coalition air power to establish a no-fly zone in Syria; (B) the impact a no-fly zone in Syria would have on humanitarian and counterterrorism efforts in Syria and the surrounding region; and (C) the potential for force contributions from other countries to establish a no-fly zone in Syria; and (2) assesses the potential effectiveness, risks, and operational requirements for the establishment of one or more safe zones in Syria for internally displaced persons or for the facilitation of humanitarian assistance, including— (A) the operational and legal requirements for United States and coalition forces to establish one or more safe zones in Syria; (B) the impact one or more safe zones in Syria would have on humanitarian and counterterrorism efforts in Syria and the surrounding region; and (C) the potential for contributions from other countries and vetted non-state actor partners to establish and maintain one or more safe zones in Syria. For one moment, my common sense lapsed and I believed that we might not go to war in our lifetime in Syria. This legislation shows that the intent to go to war extends much further than the preferred beliefs of Clinton. It Is Not Likely That Trump Will Be Around for the Beginning of World War III As I try to reconcile my belief that Trump was sincere in his stated intention to reach a peaceful accord with the Russians, I have trouble reconciling the two contradictory beliefs. History is a great teachers and we must remember that, in part, JFK was assassinated because he would NOT give the globalists of his day the Vietnam War. Why should Donald Trump be any more immune to the same pressures for the same reasons as was JFK? The passage of the House version of the bill was achieved eight days following the election. It is clear that the election of Trump had absolutely no bearing on the desire of Congress to provoke a showdown with the Russians. Will Trump be assassinated and Pence, a confirmed globalist (e.g. supports free-trade agreements and Obamacare), will give the globalists what they want, World War II, just like LBJ did after the murder of John Kennedy. It is also clear that key committee chair people in Congress have received a push to continue with this legislation even though it flies in the face of what Trump believes. Somebody knows that Trump’s beliefs about Russia are irrelevant and that message has apparently been delivered to key members of Congress.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2016/11/29/congress-passes-world-war-iii-legislation-despite-trumps-election/ 

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances… William Shakespeare

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LIVING ROBOT with 'HUMAN BRAIN' close to creation as super AI computer around the corner

COMPUTER scientists attempting to electronically replicate the human brain are close to creating a 'living PC'.

By Joey Millar PUBLISHED: 05:35, Sat, Nov 26, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:27, Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Engineers at the University of Massachusetts are developing microprocessors which mimic biological synapses - the nerve cells which pass messages across the human body. The science fiction-style project is being undertaken by Joshua Yang and Qiangfei Xia, professors of electrical and computer engineering at the US college. Their work focuses heavily on memristors - a computer component which could change science forever, switching the focus from electronics to ionics. Ionics, unlike electronics, is not dependent on a power source. It essentially has a memory, so even if it loses power it can remember what it was doing before and continue the action. This means computers of the near-future will be able to shut on and off like a lightbulb, not losing any data or files in the process. Different researchers and developers, including Mr Yang and Mr Xia, are now racing to be the first to harness this technology and use it to create a new generation of computers. Professor Jennifer Rupp said: “I think there is a race going on. There is a strong driving force, but at the same time it's very important that there are players like HP, because they want to get to the market, show everyone that this is real.” Computers will soon have memories and be able to operate without power Mr Yang and Mr Xia explained the process in more detail in their report, explaining the process behind neuromorphic computing - computers which mimic humans. They said: “Memristors have become a leading candidate to enable neuromorphic computing by reproducing the functions in biological synapses and neurons in a neural network system, while providing advantages in energy and size. The new technology is heavily focused on memristors “This work opens a new avenue of neuromorphic computing hardware based on memristors“Specifically, we developed a diffusive-type memristor where diffusion of atoms offers a similar dynamics and the needed time-scales as its bio-counterpart, leading to a more faithful emulation of actual synapses, i.e. a true synaptic emulator. “The results here provide an encouraging pathway toward synaptic emulation using diffusive memristors for neuromorphic computing."

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/736650/living-computer-neuromorphic-computing-University-of-Massachusetts 

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etc. you shall see more problems throughout the world, bigger terror attacks, you shall see earthquakes, oh even the big earthquake and you shall see the division before long from one end of the states to another that you cannot cross for that fault shall be opened.  You shall see the stock market as it crashes, for I have warned you and yet the world has mocked me, your President has mocked me, both parties have mocked me and judgment day is coming fast. etc

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What a Dope=> Tim Kaine Tweets About Gun Violence at OSU After Islamist Knife Attack

Jim Hoft Nov 28th, 2016 10:04 pm

Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP candidate, is back in the news. Today he tweeted after the incident at Ohio State – Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State this morning. Praying for the injured and the entire Buckeye community.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/11/tim-kaine-tweets-about-gun-violence-at-ohio-state/ 

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Morons, Misconceptions & Misgivings

by Uncola for TheBurningPlatform.com

If one ever wanted to witness a completely, beyond the pale, and over the top example of liberal hubris and condescending arrogance, one could do no better than to read Paul Krugman’s Black Friday essay published in the New York Times on November 25, 2016. This opinion piece, entitled “The Populism Perplex”, is a perfect example of educated stupidity and how to contort oneself in order to see things the exact opposite of reality. Reading this treatise of surreality is like watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix and viewing into the nebulous world of the “Upside Down”. Regarding the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Krugman claims: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than two million, and she would probably be president-elect if the director of the F.B.I. hadn’t laid such a heavy thumb on the scales, just days before the election. But it shouldn’t even have been close; what put Donald Trump in striking distance was overwhelming support from whites without college degrees. So what can Democrats do to win back at least some of those voters? Rarely will one see such blatantly haughty contempt and conceited pretense in one paragraph. In the mind of Krugman and his ilk, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party were several intellectual bridges too far this year for the unwashed and uneducated Trump supporters and deplorables, all. It was the fault of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who deceived the plebeians and thereby stole the election from the innocent and victimized Hillary Rodham Clinton. Oh, if only the world could be totally managed by those with post graduate degrees as well as distinguished professors of Economics perched high within their Ivory Towers and Ivy League fortresses. If only then, the world would be pure and just and true. Can you just see the bubble-minded Hollywood and D.C. Beltway Cristal and caviar crowd all nodding their heads in agreement? Obviously, crude concepts such as honesty, morality, responsibility, accountability and law are virtues for only the uneducated in the esteem of the elite establishment today. In their minds it is they who are truly advocating on behalf of the lower castes of American society. For only they are sufficiently enlightened to guide the simple minded through the perilous minefield of geopolitics. Now, see how Krugman resurrects the ghost of Bernie Sanders as the answer to his problems: Recently Bernie Sanders offered an answer: Democrats should “go beyond identity politics.” What’s needed, he said, are candidates who understand that working-class incomes are down, who will “stand up to Wall Street, to the insurance companies, to the drug companies, to the fossil fuel industry. How could the American public have failed to understand that Hillary Clinton would have courageously stood against Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies and the fossil fuel industry in spite of these being primary sources of funds to her campaign? Never mind that Krugman’s own New York Times identifies Saudi Arabia as a “particularly generous benefactor” giving “between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation.” Next, Krugman opines regarding the stupidity of American voters and their lack of understanding concerning the loss of Appalachia’s coal mining jobs and American manufacturing jobs: Nobody can credibly promise to bring the old jobs back; what you can promise — and Mrs. Clinton did — are things like guaranteed health care and higher minimum wages. But working-class whites overwhelmingly voted for politicians who promise to destroy those gains. So Krugman expects American workers to accept the plunder of globalism and, with a certain fatalistic resolve, trade off the dignity of work in order to accept handouts from liberal politicians in the form of free healthcare and the forcing of employers to pay higher wages at governmental gunpoint. Moreover, we, the stupid, are to forget about Obama’s War on Coal and the corrupt cronyism of Solyndra consuming $535 billion in taxpayer dollars or the ridiculously incompetent, ill-conceived support of wind and solar companies by the Department of Energy under the Obama administration. And finally, poor Paul tries to make sense of it all: The only way to make sense of what happened is to see the vote as an expression of, well, identity politics — some combination of white resentment at what voters see as favoritism toward nonwhites (even though it isn’t) and anger on the part of the less educated at liberal elites whom they imagine look down on them. To be honest, I don’t fully understand this resentment. In particular, I don’t know why imagined liberal disdain inspires so much more anger than the very real disdain of conservatives who see the poverty of places like eastern Kentucky as a sign of the personal and moral inadequacy of their residents. According to Krugman there is no evidence of favoritism toward nonwhites in America today and the racially motivated, “less educated” are only imagining the liberal elites “looking down on them”. In his mind, and in the collective mind of the establishment globalists, the imagined failures of liberalism are merely a scapegoat for the actual evils of ill-informed and uneducated conservatives and nationalists who dared to dream of America becoming great again. After all, Trump is a populist Pied Pieper who lies. He lies because the problems in America cannot be fixed unless Paul Krugman of the New York Times says they can be fixed. Of course, the voters have been deceived by Russian controlled Fake News websites and all of this is what allowed Trump’s platform of immigration and trade to deliver a historical victory in the 2016 elections. According to Paul Krugman and the New York Times, it was all just a misunderstanding. It is no wonder why the Establishment now wants a do over.

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2016/11/27/morons-misconceptions-misgivings/#more-137284 

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The great wall of New Zealand: Incredible aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has created 15ft high natural barriers across the landscape

The earthquake hit Kaikoura around 600 miles north of Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island

For the first time since the natural disaster on November 14, scientists have been allowed to the area

They discovered a Hadrian's Wall-like rock formation as well as roads and fencing showing earth's shift

The force of the quake was so strong in New Zealand one landslide even created a dam on the Leader River

By Gareth Davies For Mailonline Published: 04:44 EST, 29 November 2016 | Updated: 11:48 EST, 29 November 2016

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked New Zealand earlier this month has had a lasting effect in the shape of a 15ft high wall. It was created by the shift in the earth when on the November 14 the southern hemisphere was hit by the huge quake around Kaikoura around 600 miles north of Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island. For the first time since the natural disaster, scientists have been allowed into the area surrounding the epicentre, and discovered the massive Hadrian's Wall-like rock formation which had sprung up as well as roads and fencing showing clearly how sections of the earth have shifted out of line. The first reconnaissance team from the University of Canterbury (UC), in New Zealand- comprised UC academics Professor Jarg Pettinga, Dr Clark Fenton, Dr Anekant Wandres, and Geology PhD students Alan Bischoff and Andrea Barrier - was in the field quickly after last week's huge quake. They ventured to Kaikoura and concentrated in the North Culverden Basin and an area called Mount Lyford. A second reconnaissance mission on Friday November 18 saw Prof Pettinga and Dr Fenton joined by Dr Kate Pedley and Dr Narges Khajavi. As these pictures by Dr Pedley show they covered an area of stunning Hobbit-like idyllic green New Zealand countryside torn apart by the earthquake. The team were covering an area from the western end of the Amuri Range, back across the Emu Plain and continued as far as the junction for Mt Lyford Village. All roads beyond this point are closed and only passable by military vehicles. Dr Kate Pedley, from UC, has been documenting the scientist's progress and took these incredible pictures which show the earth itself has been warped and twisted by the effects of the huge quake. She said they were trying to find fault ruptures in the region around the original epicentre, and added: 'Maybe not as flashy as the ruptures north of Kaikoura but a complicated 3km-wide zone of numerous ruptures and associated structures. 'Thankfully, those south and west of Waiau generally got off lightly, but it very quickly got messy for infrastructure to the northeast. 'The amount of associated rockfall, landslides and slumps were incredible.' Roads, fields and the sides of entire hills have also been disturbed with also more subtle lines showing just in the outline of disturbed grass and crops in the lush New Zealand countryside. The force of the quake was so strong, one landslide even created a dam on the Leader River. Senior lecturer in engineering geology Dr Clark Fenton said a rapid field response was vital in collected as much data as possible. He said as well as measuring the displacement of the land the team also recovered a lamb from a 1.5 metre fissure in the ground. He said: 'The fault trace was obvious from the road across the adjacent paddocks as a prominent scarp (step) marked by tears and fissures in the ground. 'Measured displacement is up to 2.2m in a horizontal direction and up to 1.5m in a vertical direction.' The first day's reconnaissance also located a broad, complex zone of faulting extending from the Masson River, about four miles northeast of Waiau, across the Waiau River flood plain to Emu Plain, about seven miles west of Waiau. The total zone of faulting is about two miles across. Most of the faulting the team measured occurred on fault traces that had not been previously mapped. Dr Fenton said: 'Spectacular fault displacements were observed across Leslie Hills Road at the eastern end of the Emu Plain. 'As well as fault rupture, this area has suffered from widespread liquefaction, causing extensive damage to local roads.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3981546/The-great-wall-New-Zealand-Incredible-aftermath-7-8-magnitude-earthquake-created-15ft-high-natural-barriers-landscape.html#ixzz4RQVFg8CX 

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etc. a terrible dark cloud has covered the earth, sickness, pain, suffering, bloodshed, drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, fire, famine, pestilences, heartaches and sorrow, the anti-christ rising to power and fame. Oh, what a day that has now come.

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150,000 antelope killed off by disease in just three days during filming of Planet Earth II, reveals producer

Planet Earth II camera crew were filming the Saiga antelope in Kazakhstan

They tracked down a calving herd and watched thousands giving birth

At the same time a disease swept across the herd and killed 150,000

By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 02:31 EST, 29 November 2016 | Updated: 04:33 EST, 29 November 2016

A Planet Earth II camera crew was 'emotionally devastated' after they witnessed 150,000 antelope drop dead in just three days, a producer revealed. The team was filming the Saiga antelope in a remote region of Kazakhstan for the upcoming 'grasslands' episode, which follows the animals of the world's plains. After days of searching, the crew tracked down a calving herd and watched as thousands of antelopes gave birth to their calves together. However at the same time, a disease swept across the herd and killed some 150,000 in three days, the Daily Mirror reported. Producer Chadden Hunter told the newspaper: 'At the time we thought we were watching the greatest natural catastrophe that I’d ever heard of. 'We watched 150,000 of these magnificent animals die in front of us. 'At the time we didn’t know if it was the final extinction of the species, which was devastating, emotionally, for the crew.' The episode, which airs this Sunday night, also features dramatic footage of a Cape buffalo facing off against a pride of lions. In another scene, viewers will see how intelligent bee-eater birds use herds of elephants to help them find their next meal.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3981108/150-000-antelope-killed-disease-just-three-days-filming-Planet-Earth-II-reveals-producer.html#ixzz4RQWGovwn 

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:: 11-29-16 Health Impact News :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Big Pharma Wants to Vaccinate Unborn Babies in the Womb

Big Pharma Reaches into the Womb

by Alliance for Natural Health – USA

If vaccinating pregnant mothers weren’t bad enough, now the vaccine companies would like a twofer by also going after the child in utero. Action Alert! For many months now, we’ve been monitoring the progress of the 21st Century Cures bill. This legislation is intended to bring medicine into the 21st century, but as we’ve noted before, it does the opposite. Rather than looking forward, this bill simply doubles down on conventional approaches that have been in place for decades. 21st Century Cures passed the House last year. The Senate has broken up the bill into over a dozen separate pieces, which could be considered any day now. One extremely worrisome provision seems to put structures in place for amending the current vaccine schedule and including more vaccinations for pregnant mothers. Senate bill S. 2742 (the “Promoting Biomedical Research and Public Health for Patients Act”) contains the following language: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for purposes of this subtitle, both a woman who received a covered vaccine while pregnant and any child who was in utero at the time such woman received the vaccine shall be considered persons to whom the covered vaccine was administered and persons who received the covered vaccine this may have been written for liability reasons. Perhaps Big Pharma is concerned that the child would be eligible to sue for damages, unlike anyone vaccinated after birth. Perhaps the thinking is that doctors tend to have more control over mothers before birth, so why not force vaccines on them then, rather than after birth? Then again, this provision may be intended simply to increase vaccinations given to pregnant mothers. If a developing child is considered a “person” eligible to receive vaccinations, the vaccine industry could begin to develop more vaccines intended specifically for children in utero. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) already recommend that pregnant mothers get whooping cough, flu, and hepatitis B vaccines. Good questions remain about whether this is necessary or useful. Some scientific studies have shown virtually no benefit to the maternal flu vaccine, and of course flu vaccines contain mercury. Injecting a mother with mercury, much less a baby in utero, seems totally reckless to us. In addition, if the language quoted above becomes law, the whole CDC vaccine schedule could be shifted or expanded to create more vaccine industry profit-making opportunities. Maybe the first DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) shot will be given to the mother and the fetus, rather than to the child at one month. Perhaps the schedule will be expanded. The risks in doing this are frightening. The adjuvant load alone that would be delivered to the mother and shared with a child in utero (a child without a functioning immune system) could cause serious damage. As we’ve noted elsewhere, adequate safety testing of aluminum adjuvants for young children—much less for unborn children—has been completely absent! We know of no studies that have looked at the long-term consequences of multiple vaccinations during pregnancy, nor any analysis comparing the risks to the benefits (if any). Further, the safety and effectiveness of giving certain vaccines to pregnant women was not determined before the vaccines were licensed in the US. Provisions included in the bill only heighten these concerns. They instruct various federal agencies to develop a report “on ways to promote innovation in the development of vaccines that minimize the burden of infectious disease.” The agencies are to consider whether any obstacles exist which inhibit the development of vaccines, and make recommendations on how to remove these obstacles in order to “promote and incentivize vaccine innovation and development.” Could one such “obstacle” be the apprehension of pregnant mothers about receiving a host of vaccinations for their children still in the womb? Other parts of the legislation provide for lower standards for drug and device approval and safety. They also encourage the development of new antibiotics for “limited populations” that do not need to meet standard criteria for safety and effectiveness. On top of it all, they give more funding to the National Institutes of Health for the development of experimental drugs and other products, probably to hand over to Big Pharma. After all, one of the principle architects of the bill, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), was the top recipient of pharmaceutical industry money in 2013-14. These are complex subjects—far too complex for Congress to be legislating about. For example, we generally think the Kefauver Act, which demanded FDA approval of drug effectiveness as well as safety, was a mistake. Once a drug has been deemed safe, effectiveness should be worked out by the medical profession, not by unqualified government employees whose salaries are covered by Big Pharma. Clearly this is a bill with much potential for harm and no evident potential for good. We need to defeat it. Action Alert! Write to your senators and tell them to oppose 21st Century Cures legislation, especially S. 2742, which could be used to develop more vaccines for pregnant women AND their children in the womb.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2016/big-pharma-wants-to-vaccinate-unborn-babies-in-the-womb/ 

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etc. Watch, know what my word says, and there shall be terrorist’s attacks, for they cannot be put off, for you allow the terrorists to come in like Trojan horses and they are here and nobody wants to deal with them. etc.

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Ohio State Attacker Described Himself as a ‘Scared’ Muslim

Before running over and stabbing bystanders, Abdul Razak Ali Artan told his college newspaper he was afraid to pray on campus.

Sarah Volpenhein Justin Miller Katie Zavadski 11.28.16 3:54 PM ET

COLUMBUS—An attack at Ohio State University on Monday morning left at least 11 people injured—all of whom are expected to recover—after a Somali-born U.S. resident and OSU student struck them with his car and slashed them with a knife. The attack began at approximately 9:52 a.m., director of public service Monica Moll said at an afternoon press conference. Abdul Razak Ali Artan aimed his Honda Civic at a group of pedestrians, jumping the curb and colliding with them. He then exited the vehicle and began slashing pedestrians. By 9:53 a.m., less than a minute later, responding officer Alan Horujko had shot and killed Artan, who police say appears to have acted alone. University police sent text message alerts and tweeted about 10 a.m. for students to “run, hide, fight,” a common mantra printed on safety pamphlets for evading an active shooter. Nicole Renninger was in a computer lab when she heard what at first she thought were construction noises and saw people running outside the window. Later, she figured they must have been gunshots, possibly from the police officer who shot and killed Artan. Renninger stayed in the room with one person after receiving alerts to take cover, hiding in a corner where they couldn’t be seen from the outside. “I spent most of the time texting” family and friends, Renninger said, letting them know she was safe, before the alerts were lifted at about 11 a.m. All classes were canceled for the day for the campus’s 60,000 enrolled students. “We’re one of the biggest campuses in the country. It’s not unreasonable to think something like this would happen,” said OSU student Dan Zubenko, who had just left a class nearby on north campus when he received the alert and locked himself in an office with about a half dozen other people, all of them checking the news and social media. In an interview with the Ohio State student newspaper in August, Artan described himself as a pious and scared Muslim. “I wanted to pray in the open, but I was scared with everything going on in the media,” the logistics management student told The Lantern after transferring from Columbus State Community College. “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen. But, I don’t blame them. It’s the media that put that picture in their heads so they’re going to just have it and it, it’s going to make them feel uncomfortable. I was kind of scared right now. But I just did it. I relied on God. I went over to the corner and just prayed.” Just before the attack on Monday morning, Artan posted to Facebook lamenting the treatment of Muslims worldwide. “I am sick and tired of seeing [Muslims] killed & tortured EVERYWHERE… I can’t take it anymore,” the posting read, according to ABC News. “America! Stop interfering with other countries… [if] you want us Muslims to stop carrying [out] lone wolf attacks.” NBC News reports Artan was born in Somalia and moved to Pakistan with his family in 2007. He came to the United States as a legal permanent resident in 2014. While there’s been no report that Artan pledged allegiance to ISIS, the OSU attack came just two days after the terrorist group put out a call for would-be jihadis in the West to carry out attacks there by using weapons that would not attract the attention of authorities, such as knives or homemade explosives. In a grisly demonstration, ISIS member Abu Sulayman Al-Firansi demonstrated the best places to strike a target using a tied-up man. Another masked man then killed the hostage using the techniques. (The Daily Beast has reported that Abu Sulayman’s nom de guerre belongs to a man supposedly in charge of planning attacks in the West, but it is also used by a number of other French foreign fighters.) Around the campus, red Solo cups and cardboard beer boxes littered lawns just blocks from the scene of the attack, reminders of the raucous celebrations this weekend after OSU’s big win against long-standing football rival University of Michigan. Other streets were cordoned off with yellow tape as police officers collected evidence, interviewed witnesses, and documented the crime scene. Police later cordoned off part of Nationwide Boulevard in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus, home to many Somalis in this city, which has the second largest Somali population in the country. A bomb-squad vehicle was parked there and officers were investigating an address reportedly linked to the car Artan used in the attack. Residents standing outside said they had never seen such a large police presence in the neighborhood.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/28/attack-with-butcher-knife-and-car-injures-several-at-ohio-state-university.html 

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“Ohio State Shooter [UPDATE: Slasher] No Longer Raceless: Somali Refugee”

James Fulford November 28, 2016, 2:28 pm

The headline above is the subject line of an email about a shooting that I saw in the news and on Twitter. I couldn’t find out the answer to what is always the main question in these shootings–what color was the gunman? Was he an immigrant? UPDATE: The Somali attacker actually had a butcher knife. See details in the Daily Mail. That’s the one fact the MSM, aware that inquiring minds want to know, has a deliberate policy of suppressing. (This policy is in writing in the widely used AP Stylebook.) Even MSM sources that have published this fact don’t think that it’s the kind of thing that belongs in a headline, but a website called TruthFeed feels differently. (That’s their graphic above.) So does this Twitter feed: Is it any wonder the old school MSM is dying? People want to know this stuff–they refuse to tell us.

http://www.vdare.com/posts/ohio-state-shooter-no-longer-raceless-somali-refugee 

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Part 2: This Is the Real Goal of the Anti-Trump Protesters

8:00AM EST 11/25/2016 Tom DeWeese/American Policy Center

The Founding Fathers, particularly those from small states, were very concerned that they would be smothered by the larger states. Under the representative republic (not a democracy) established by the founders, the United States is made up of 50 sovereign states. Under the Constitution, except for limited powers specifically defined for the central government, power for the rule of law is intended to reside in the States. To deal with the problem, the founders decided on a compromise that would establish two chambers for the Congress; the House of Representatives, whose size would be dictated by the population in each state and the Senate in which every state would get two representatives, regardless of its size or population. The same problem arose in deciding how to select a president, the one nationally elected official. Here again there was the fear that election by popular vote would overwhelm the will of smaller states. Again, compromise was reached to address the issue in a fair and equitable manner in order to maintain the power of the states. Each state was assigned a number of presidential electoral votes equal to its representation in the House and the Senate. In each state, the electors would vote for a president and vice president. The candidate receiving the largest number of electoral votes would be elected. Under the plan, the connection to the popular vote was the selection of state electors. The popular vote was to be used to select individuals trusted by the people to select the president. Each presidential candidate has a slate of electors committed to them. As the people vote for a candidate, they are actually electing his/her slate of electors. Again, the selection of electors goes directly to local control of the process. Under the Constitution, even the smallest state was assured at least three votes in the process. To provide a further check to protect the smaller states, in the event no candidate won a majority of the electoral vote, the names of the top five would go to the House of Representatives, where each state delegation would cast one vote for one of the candidates. In this process each state, again, is equal. To understand the Electoral College, one must realize that the Founders considered the states as the dominate power in the nation. Election of the office of president was a bit like the selection of the chairman of the board, with the states serving as the board of directors for the nation. The great mistake Electoral College opponents make is to believe the president was supposed to be elected by the people. It was never the plan. There are fundamental and often regional differences in how Americans view the role of government and the leaders they elect to run it. Little wonder those who seek to strengthen the power of the central government prefer that elections be decided by the popular vote. It's a great sound bite, but the results will not give "the people" the "fair" result they desire. Such a move will eliminate the power of individual states in favor of elections decided by the population of large, politically liberal cities. I've actually heard it said by residents of California, San Francisco, in particular, "Why do we even let people in Ohio and Iowa vote?" Such elitism is behind the "National Popular Vote" movement which apparently believes that only the East and West Coasts count. The rest is just flyover country. Keep these facts in mind as we watch the enforcement of sustainable development policies that lead to smart growth cities. The stated plans of such ideas are that most people will eventually be "persuaded" to leave the rural areas and migrate to the cities. In addition, we now are witnessing the invasion of illegal immigrants who normally land in such communities and swell their size. The "feel good" propaganda of the National Popular Vote movement insists that a popular vote would not change the face of the nation. However, by design or not, the fact is their scheme plays right into the hands of the sustainablists who openly seek top-down control through the establishment of mega cities. By forcing the massive majority of citizens into such areas, a majority vote in just a few will drown any other area in the nation. In such a planned agenda for the 21st century, individuals living in the majority of the nation's territory will quickly learn how little their "popular vote" counts if the Electoral College is abandoned by the "National Popular Vote" scheme. Those smaller states (and therefore their votes) may have no impact on the election of the president, just as our founders feared. Control by a few over the many can only be defined as tyranny. The abolition of the Electoral College would, in fact, establish an election tyranny giving control of the government to the massive population centers of the nation's northeastern sector, along with the area around Los Angeles. If these sections of the nation were to control the election of our nation's leaders, the voice of the ranchers and farmers of the Mid and Far West would be lost, along with the values and virtues of the South. It would also mean the end of the Tenth Amendment and state sovereignty. Not happy to even let the states decide if they want to support the idea of the National Popular vote or not, the hard Left has manufactured the unrest in the streets to pressure a fast solution. Sen. Boxer has answered the call with immediate legislation to end the Electoral College. Her bill masquerades as the answer to the people's unrest. And the deal is done. Just like that. In the end, the result will have nothing to do with Donald Trump. He is just the convenient excuse. Allow that to happen now and the great silent majority of middle America in this nation will never again have a fair say in who is elected our president. And that is the true goal of today's unrest. Tom DeWeese is president of the American Policy Center and one of the nation's leading experts on Agenda 21 and its assault on property rights and personal freedom. He is author of the book Now Tell Me I Was Wrong and editor of the monthly newsletter The DeWeese Report.

http://www.charismanews.com/politics/opinion/61479-part-2-this-is-the-real-goal-of-the-anti-trump-protesters 

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etc. a terrible dark cloud has covered the earth, sickness, pain, suffering, bloodshed, drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, fire, famine, pestilences, heartaches and sorrow, the anti-christ rising to power and fame. Oh, what a day that has now come.

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Tennessee wildfires threaten resort towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

Travis Dorman and Steve Ahillen, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel 9:05 a.m. EST November 29, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Motorists fleeing wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge packed roads in and out of the resort towns Monday night as flames and choking smoke driven by wind swept across the area. The Gatlinburg Fire Department ordered the mandatory evacuation of downtown Gatlinburg as wind conditions worsened and several fires grew increasingly unpredictable and dangerous. As fires threaten homes and businesses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the area's largest theme park was watching the situation closely. Pete Owens, spokesperson for Dollywood, said late Monday that no structures inside the park had been damaged. Fire crews in the park were standing by if needed to protect the buildings. Owens said the fire has reached the Upper Middle Creek ridge near the park, and staff evacuated 19 occupied cabins in the park's cabin resort area. In addition, they evacuated guests from 50 rooms in Dollywood's DreamMore Resort. Some areas of Pigeon Forge also were being evacuated, according to fire spokeswoman Trish McGee. "Three county school buses are available for emergency transport and are being dispatched as needed to transport those who need to evacuate," according to a statement from McGee. etc. "We were just told by the Gatlinburg Fire Department that they had told everybody in Gatlinburg to get out," said Judy Tucker, director of Sevier County's E-911 call center, around 9 p.m. "... No one's getting through to anyone. Phones are ringing and not being answered anywhere. It's chaos." Around 6 p.m., Gatlinburg fire officials declared an immediate mandatory evacuation of the Mynatt Park neighborhood, East Foothills Road, Turkey Nest Road, Davenport Road and Savage Gardens areas. At that point, average wind speeds were recorded at 40 mph, with gusts clocking in as high as 74 mph, according to a news release from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With the majority of the wildfires listed as 100% contained on the Division of Forestry's website on Sunday, firefighters were hoping the 2-plus inches of rainfall forecast for Monday and Tuesday nights would bring an end to the ongoing wildfire emergency. But Monday’s high wind speeds exacerbated the situation, and the rain has yet to fall — Gatlinburg was expected to receive at least half an inch around midnight, said Jeremy Buckles, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Morristown. "The wind is not helping, and the rain is not here yet," Gatlinburg Fire Department Chief Greg Miller said in a news conference. "These are the worst possible conditions imaginable." Fallen trees sparked multiple fires in Gatlinburg from downed power lines, authorities said. Fire departments from multiple agencies are responding to the area fires. Sevier County Schools canceled classes on Tuesday due to the fires, according to the school system's website. Employees from the Elkmont and Park Headquarters area were evacuated. Officials closed the Gatlinburg Bypass and Little River Road from Sugarlands Visitor Center to Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. Longtime former LeConte Lodge caretaker Allyson Hughes Virden and her husband Chris posted on Facebook before the evacuation became mandatory. "The mountain headed up to LeConte is a blaze," Allyson Virden said. "We drove to the top of our hill and we were blown away with the fire that is spreading up Mt. LeConte. My heart is breaking ... Chris and I are about to pack up and head out. It breaks my heart to think of all the people in harm's way and the historic buildings that are in danger. Please pray for our community and beloved Smokies." Voluntary evacuations of Mynatt Park neighborhood began on Monday afternoon after a fire was reported around 11:30 a.m., roughly 150 yards behind the Twin Creeks Picnic Pavilion on Cherokee Orchard Road, according to a park news release. The city set up a makeshift shelter at the Gatlinburg Community Center, 156 Proffitt Road. Officials initially reported additional fire activity near the Park Headquarters area, as well as a spot fire between Elkmont and Newfound Gap Road off of the Sugarland Mountain Trail approximately 1 mile south of the Husky Gap Trail intersection. The National Park Service issued an Air Quality Advisory for the area due to the smoke. The blaze forced the evacuation of Pi Beta Phi Elementary School around 12:30 p.m. The evacuation was a precautionary measure due to the smoke, according to Karen King, assistant superintendent with the Sevier County School District. The Twins Creek fire was the second in a week in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the first being a fire near the Chimney Tops area, which has grown to cover more than 500 acres since it was reported last week. In a news release on Monday, park officials said they closed Newfound Gap Road, Cherokee Orchard Road, Elkmont Road and several trails in response to the Chimney Tops fire. “The fire is currently moving northeast, burning primarily along the ground layer through duff and leaf litter. Gusting winds have caused the fire to spot across the ridges in the Chimney Tops and Bullhead Ridge areas,” the release stated.

Contributing: WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn. Follow Steve Ahillen and Travis Dorman on Twitter: @sahillen and @travdorman

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/28/tennessee-wildfires-evacuation-gatlinburg/94580940/ 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Qatari minister: Gaza could turn into 'launching pad' for ISIS

Qatar's foreign minister warns that Israel's naval blockade could turn Gaza into an easy launching pad for ISIS recruiters.

Elad Benari, 28/11/16 05:14

Palestinian infighting and years of an Israeli blockade could turn Gaza into an easy "launching pad" for Islamic State (ISIS) recruiters, Qatar's foreign minister warned on Sunday, according to Reuters. Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said in an interview in Doha that a blockade imposed on Gaza's borders by Israel and Egypt had turned the territory into an "open-air prison". "If we will leave them as they are, people from Daesh can recruit them easily. They can start operations from there easily," he told Reuters, using the Arabic acronym for the jihadist group. "It (Gaza) can transform also as a launching pad for extremism and for terrorism ... That's why we need to put an end to this," he added. Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza is meant to prevent Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers from smuggling in weapons and explosives. The United Nations-backed Palmer report, released in 2011, determined that Israel’s blockade of Gaza is perfectly legal. Despite that report, UN and EU officials have demanded that Israel lift the blockade. Qatar is a major backer of Hamas and has provided more than 1,000 apartments to residents of Gaza whose homes were destroyed during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Reports last year indicated that Qatar halted its financial support for Hamas in order to push the group to change its policy against Egypt, which Qatar had just reconciled with. Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said, however, that the report was completely untrue. Sheikh Mohammed told Reuters that advancing unity efforts between Hamas and rival Fatah, which controls Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, as well as easing the blockades should not be "forgotten about" because of war unfolding across the Middle East. "We believe this will be a step for having some relief for the people of Gaza. Forgetting Palestine - postponing it until later - will be much riskier," he warned.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220919 

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etc.. Watch, watch, watch as you begin to see the monetary system totally crumble and collapse, etc..

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etc America your money will be worth nothing in the near future, this will bring panic, famine and martial law, yes, in the streets of America.  If you had read my word you know that these are the beginning of sorrows etc

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The Road to Recovery: Global Epocalypse Inevitable According to Trump’s Chief and World’s Largest Failing Bank

The financial end of the world in economic apocalypse is here. A funny thing happened on the road to recovery: Trump’s chief strategist admitted his view of the Trumpian future looks like the Great Depression. Even the world’s largest bank just said global financial default is the preferable way out and most likely way out of the Great Recession that began in 2007/2008. That’s the new optimism. You don’t get better than all of that for an exhilarating view of the imminent future. As Maya MacGuineas, the leader of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, also assessed the situation, “President-elect Trump is going to be inheriting the worst fiscal situation of any president… other than President Truman … as judged by the debt relative to the economy.” (The Washington Post) Trump’s solution for that problem requires that we enormously increase that debt and hope to power through. That puts him in a no-win scenario unless he can jack the economy up faster than he jacks up the debt; but we are already seeing the likelihood of that fall apart before the plan begins, as I’ll explain. That Trump’s plan will increase the debt is not just something his critics are claiming but is also something his own chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, admits to from the outset of this journey into oblivion: “With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything,” Bannon said. “Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution.” (The Washington Post) “Throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks” sounds like a description of a last-ditch effort if I ever heard one. It’s certainly not the usual new administration optimism. “As exciting as the 1930s?” Yikes. The plan is for something as exciting as the greatest economic collapse the modern world has known … until now. And clearly the plan here is only made possible by interest so low that it is in some places negative. So, pack the bags on the jalopy because 2017 is going to be a heck of a ride. I don’t fault Bannon or Trump for this because I have said all along that we will never avoid the economic collapse that our mountains of debt and our greedy banks have already assured. We can only push it off but make it greater by doing so. I may have jumped the gun a little with my prediction of the Epocalypse at the start of 2016, but a year later we have some of the most unlikely places admitting we are going there, so I didn’t jump it by much. (Wait until you read what Deutsche Bank has to say.) While I’m not surprised at all by where we are headed, I am surprised at Bannon’s stark admission that Trump’s plan will take us on a journey as “exciting” as the Great Depression of the 1930’s — not exactly everyone’s favorite period in history to relate to if one is trying to build belief in a recovery plan. He’s right, of course, but I’m surprised to find someone who is trying to stir excitement for his plan comparing it to the worst time the oldest people alive can remember — a time they hoped they would never revisit. I suppose I shouldn’t be because that is where we are, and Bannon’s nature is to say things as they are. You just don’t usually hear such stark expression from the president’s chief strategists. Again, such is the nature of our time. (And I’d rather hear things as they are than pretend otherwise.) While I’m sure Bannon wasn’t expressing dumbfounded joy about experiencing another decade like the Great Depression, he was saying that Trump’s debt-heavy plan is much like Roosevelt’s WPA. That’s where we are — in an economy that has stalled to the point that it will take a WPA-sized plan to move it any further ahead. That thought, too, is not exactly hopeful because we also had a global war to help gas the engines of the economy out of the 30s, and that has been looking more likely throughout 2016, too. I agreed at the start of the Obama administration that we should take out debt to accelerate the economy and position the nation for a more vibrant future because then we would, at least, be handing the next generation some genuinely valuable merchandise in exchange for all the debt we created … so long as we focused on projects that really needed to be done anyway. While I’m not so sure about the proverbial crumbling bridges that have provided the argument for taking on more debt for a decade or more, there are plenty of needed projects in the form of antiquated sewer systems that are far from capable of handling today’s capacity, major city water systems that still use wooden pipes, etc. I suggested then, “Do it now, while the price tag is lower than it may be in the future and while the cost of finance is dropping.” But that was then, and it’s too late now for reasons I’ll lay out here. It’s an opportunity that was lost due to a non-visionary, do-nothing-in-the-face-of-catastrophe, obstructionist congress. I’m for using debt to get some things going when the prices are down and jobs are in short supply and then paying it back as things start picking up. I’m for using debt responsibly like a tool, not like a replacement for the oxygen we breath … but when has the US done that in the last half a century? We have been profligate, lazy debt abusers, paying for nothing as we go, living off the generosity of a future that has no say in the matter. My thoughts at the start of the Great Recession: there are always projects that need to be done, why not do them when labor is cheaper and easier to find and when the cost of credit is extremely low. That is just common-sense wisdom as a way of creating jobs and getting things done that are government’s responsibility and that have been put off for too long anyway. However, I have been saying for the last four years that we squandered that opportunity for the past seven years as the Republicans obstructed such attempts and as the Obama administration, frankly, did very little to push such ideas through. Obama had no vision and put more effort into changing bathroom laws. Trump does have vision, but Obama already spent the debt capacity the US had for doing such bold ideas. 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Even the world’s largest bank just said global financial default is the preferable way out and most likely way out of the Great Recession that began in 2007/2008. That’s the new optimism. You don’t get better than all of that for an exhilarating view of the imminent future. As Maya MacGuineas, the leader of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, also assessed the situation, “President-elect Trump is going to be inheriting the worst fiscal situation of any president… other than President Truman … as judged by the debt relative to the economy.” (The Washington Post) Trump’s solution for that problem requires that we enormously increase that debt and hope to power through. That puts him in a no-win scenario unless he can jack the economy up faster than he jacks up the debt; but we are already seeing the likelihood of that fall apart before the plan begins, as I’ll explain. That Trump’s plan will increase the debt is not just something his critics are claiming but is also something his own chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, admits to from the outset of this journey into oblivion: “With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything,” Bannon said. “Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution.” (The Washington Post) “Throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks” sounds like a description of a last-ditch effort if I ever heard one. It’s certainly not the usual new administration optimism. “As exciting as the 1930s?” Yikes. The plan is for something as exciting as the greatest economic collapse the modern world has known … until now. And clearly the plan here is only made possible by interest so low that it is in some places negative. So, pack the bags on the jalopy because 2017 is going to be a heck of a ride. I don’t fault Bannon or Trump for this because I have said all along that we will never avoid the economic collapse that our mountains of debt and our greedy banks have already assured. We can only push it off but make it greater by doing so. I may have jumped the gun a little with my prediction of the Epocalypse at the start of 2016, but a year later we have some of the most unlikely places admitting we are going there, so I didn’t jump it by much. (Wait until you read what Deutsche Bank has to say.)While I’m not surprised at all by where we are headed, I am surprised at Bannon’s stark admission that Trump’s plan will take us on a journey as “exciting” as the Great Depression of the 1930’s — not exactly everyone’s favorite period in history to relate to if one is trying to build belief in a recovery plan. He’s right, of course, but I’m surprised to find someone who is trying to stir excitement for his plan comparing it to the worst time the oldest people alive can remember — a time they hoped they would never revisit. I suppose I shouldn’t be because that is where we are, and Bannon’s nature is to say things as they are. You just don’t usually hear such stark expression from the president’s chief strategists. Again, such is the nature of our time. (And I’d rather hear things as they are than pretend otherwise.) While I’m sure Bannon wasn’t expressing dumbfounded joy about experiencing another decade like the Great Depression, he was saying that Trump’s debt-heavy plan is much like Roosevelt’s WPA. That’s where we are — in an economy that has stalled to the point that it will take a WPA-sized plan to move it any further ahead. That thought, too, is not exactly hopeful because we also had a global war to help gas the engines of the economy out of the 30s, and that has been looking more likely throughout 2016, too. I agreed at the start of the Obama administration that we should take out debt to accelerate the economy and position the nation for a more vibrant future because then we would, at least, be handing the next generation some genuinely valuable merchandise in exchange for all the debt we created … so long as we focused on projects that really needed to be done anyway. While I’m not so sure about the proverbial crumbling bridges that have provided the argument for taking on more debt for a decade or more, there are plenty of needed projects in the form of antiquated sewer systems that are far from capable of handling today’s capacity, major city water systems that still use wooden pipes, etc. I suggested then, “Do it now, while the price tag is lower than it may be in the future and while the cost of finance is dropping.” But that was then, and it’s too late now for reasons I’ll lay out here. It’s an opportunity that was lost due to a non-visionary, do-nothing-in-the-face-of-catastrophe, obstructionist congress. I’m for using debt to get some things going when the prices are down and jobs are in short supply and then paying it back as things start picking up. I’m for using debt responsibly like a tool, not like a replacement for the oxygen we breath … but when has the US done that in the last half a century? We have been profligate, lazy debt abusers, paying for nothing as we go, living off the generosity of a future that has no say in the matter. My thoughts at the start of the Great Recession: there are always projects that need to be done, why not do them when labor is cheaper and easier to find and when the cost of credit is extremely low. That is just common-sense wisdom as a way of creating jobs and getting things done that are government’s responsibility and that have been put off for too long anyway. However, I have been saying for the last four years that we squandered that opportunity for the past seven years as the Republicans obstructed such attempts and as the Obama administration, frankly, did very little to push such ideas through. Obama had no vision and put more effort into changing bathroom laws. Trump does have vision, but Obama already spent the debt capacity the US had for doing such bold ideas. Now that the Obama administration has doubled the national debt to $20 trillion, the debt relative to the total size of the economy (when measured in GDP), as MacGuineas says, is the highest its been since the end of WWII. Hitting that point is a game-changer in terms of what you can now do with debt. We’re at 100% of the total economy owed in debt! From what we’ve seen in other nations that are bordering on collapse, going above that mark gets seriously precarious, while even hitting that level suffocates the economy. We’re at a debt load that is only survived at all because interest rates are the lowest they have been in the history of the world. (Literally. No nation has ever given money away to the degree that nations around the world have been doing over the last few years.) The current budget deficit is already running well over half a trillion dollars a year, and that’s while making interest payments that are almost nil. What will the deficit be if rates rise to historically normal levels, even if we don’t finance Trump’s plan? No one knows exactly what the maximum debt ceiling for any nation is, but I believe we are now seeing a clear sign that we have hit that level, and “throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks” doesn’t sound like a well-thought-out plan that justifies another trillion in debt over time. (Many say it will really come to five trillion.) Summing up the Trumped-up tax benefits On the surface of the Trump plan, what’s not to like if your in business or are a stock investor?massively increased infrastructure spending … without paying for it, increased military spending … without paying for it, repatriation of corporate profits at low-to-no taxes, corporate tax cuts, personal income-tax cuts, capital gains tax cuts How can you not throw the world’s biggest party when you’re doing all of that? So, let me start by saying I think it will stimulate the economy … and the stock market, too. It has already begun to do so. It is such a massive shift into finally applying fiscal policy toward growth, instead of just relying on monetary policy, that it forcibly revises the timing of my predicted Epocalypse … but probably not by much. It adds up to a form of government quantitative easing as massive as everything the Federal Reserve has done and more — entirely new ammo just as all the central banks are, as David Stockman keeps saying, “out of dry powder.” The government will issue enough bonds to pay for all that spending and all those tax cuts (which they hope will make it possible for you to amp up spending, too), and none of us have to ever pay for it! That’s why Reaganomics stimulated the economy so much. We bought everything and left it to others to pay for it. (We’ve just continued to move that along and greatly increase it under George II and Obama.) Since Trump’s plan will be the biggest pay-for-it-all-later flood of stimulus in the history of the nation, how can it not boost the economy? (Hint. I’ll tell you in a moment.) The Federal Reserve provided $2.2 trillion of direct quantitative wheezing. Trump is promising double that in new national debt alone. On top of that, the amount of new cash back into the country as a result of repatriation is estimated to be about another trillion. And then there is the money they hope you will spend from your tax savings. But where will all the money go? Trump knows where the money the government raises through bond issues will be spent (because he will control the spending), but he only thinks he knows what will happen with all the repatriated corporate cash and the corporate tax savings. Will most of that money go to expand factories and create jobs as Team Trump says? … As Ronald Reagan said? While Goldman Sachs is not trustworthy in the slightest, I think they are right on the money here, and I’ll explain why: “A significant portion of returning funds will be directed to [stock] buybacks based on the pattern of the tax holiday in 2004,” the team, led by Chief U.S. Equity Strategist David Kostin, write. They estimate that $150 billion (or 20 percent of total buybacks) will be driven by repatriated overseas cash. They predict buybacks 30 percent higher than last year, compared to just 5 percent higher without the repatriation impact.” (Bloomberg) This is a no-brainer in my view because I choose to learn from history. In the absence of strong markets, corporations for the past couple of years have focused primarily on using their cash to buy back stocks and have used their available cheap credit to do even more buybacks. Corporations have found that their boards and CEOs can make a lot more money a lot faster with less risk by playing the market with company stocks and company cash than actually building anything. These buybacks don’t make any money for the corporations, so it is not “business;” but they generate a ton of money for the wealthy owners as they milk their corporations dry. Why would they change that plan if more free money is on its way? Why would they spend it, as Trump and his tax maestro’s think they will, on capital investments to build products for which demand has been slowing? (If repatriation and corporate tax cuts were conditional based on companies not doing any buybacks, then maybe it would accomplish something more than jacking the stock market up another time; but I’ve heard no rumor of such conditions being built into the new tax code.) Some of the money will also be spent on increased dividends to shareholders to keep stock prices rising with enticements because that is also what corporations have been doing in recent history. Those dividends will, in turn, get reinvested in more stock speculation. And then there will be acquisitions of new companies to make bigger conglomerates, which helps eliminate jobs. All of which does nothing for the general economy; but it’s huge for the stock market. So, there are many reasons to think the stock market could soar again to even greater bubblicious heights. Infrastructure projects will kick some corporations into capital investment by creating demand, instead of just supply; but, as Goldman indicates, I suspect the recently adopted habits of going for the low-hanging fruit will not end as the most favored way to put the government plans directly into the pockets of the rich. So, there are LOTS of reasons to think stocks will go up IF the plan is enacted, and that’s why you see people quickly repositioning for that now by moving to stocks like Caterpillar, which are cheap because the company has been doing so poorly, but which should do well if the government starts building lots of infrastructure that requires lots of heavy equipment. Of course, Trump will have to get all of this through congress. Dem’s should love it, they wanted to boost infrastructure spending when obstructionist Republicans resisted. Now that it’s the Republican plan, most Republicans will approve it, except the diehard deficit hawks; so the Repubs will need a few Dems to join them. Will they join, though? Or will Dems return the Republican’s approach by dishing out their own obstructionism, and will they get the few remaining fiscally conservative Repubs to give them enough strength to obstruct the plan? That part is anyone’s guess, but my guess would be that most of the plan makes it through because the nation expects action. Who benefits when Trump’s cards are played? Corporations are not that excited about the large nominal tax cut because, for most of them, their effective rate is already that low or even lower because of the endless loopholes their lobbyists have worked into the system — dodges for which only those who can afford a battalion of tax accountants and a fleet of attorneys need apply. If Plan Trump does work, the people who benefit most will be the same people who have prospered off the entire Great Recession so far. As I say at the top of this site, “It’s been a great recession … for a few.” (This is what I warned of about Trump’s economic plan before the election.) That’s why the stocks that are rising the fastest from the mere thought of the tax cuts are the Wall Street banks that created the Great Recession! If they had known such a populist shift would drive up their stocks, they would have voted for Trump themselves. (Maybe they did and did protest too much only because they knew the populace would vote for anything the banksters pretended to hate, as I also said before the election. After all, remember how Goldman Sachs intentionally counseled its clients to do the opposite of what it was doing with its own money when they created the Great Recession?) The banksters certainly have nothing to complain about at the moment as rising interest rates lift them out of bank hell, and they are no more likely to be put in jail than their close friend, Crooked Hillary. So, all of this is a bank holiday so far. While the spending increases will create jobs and may benefit the average person with higher-pay, there is a caveat so big that is already undercutting the long term success of the infrastructure-spending stimulus program and could even stop it from happening by taking us straight to default as the first step of true recovery. The self-defeating effects of Trump’s spending spree There is some certainty in all of this: Massively cutting taxes while hugely increasing spending assures everyone that the government will take on a lot more debt. That means issuing a lot more bonds and other treasury debt instruments. That means interest will rise. In anticipation of that, interest on bonds has already risen at the fastest rate in history (1.5 times faster than the previous record in 1994). And that rapid interest increase is happening at the mere thought of Trump’s program. The rise in bond interest has also already translated into rising interest on mortgages, which has triggered an increase in mortgage applications as people see the writing on the wall and rush to finish their home purchases before the rates climb higher still. In other words, people are waking up to the fact that the days of low interest are fading fast. A few more certain conclusions follow from all of that: Rising interest is certain to make Trump’s infrastructure programs harder to accomplish without breaking the government. That undercuts the whole idea laid out by Bannon that the time to buy new infrastructure is now when interest rates are low. The plan has already started a self-defeating loop where the cost of credit is rising rapidly long before any specific projects are even talked about. That is a huge danger sign. In other words, Trump’s plan appears to be defeating itself long before it even goes to congress. As I’ve been saying for years, such is the plight a nation eventually comes to when it reaches peak debt. You pile the debt forward to the point where you cannot push it any further because funding new expansion with new debt drives up your interest costs beyond what you can keep up with. The rapid rise of interest, even while the Fed has its target set to the bottom, is a gauge that indicates we are there. All we can do now is spin our tires, trying to push the snow drift any further, or kill our engine. Bond funds are facing a liquidity crisis. If you simply buy government bonds directly and hold them for their full term, your money is stuck but pretty safe … at least, until the government defaults, by which point all bets of any kind are off anyway. However, bond funds, which most retirement funds invest in, are another story. Since fund managers buy and sell bonds, the value of their existing bonds drops when the government and others start paying higher interest on new bond issues in order to attract buyers. That causes people to rush out of those funds, and the funds face a liquidity crisis, as we are now seeing, leaving them struggling to try to find ways to cash those people out who are fleeing the fund. I have always questioned whether the bond market bubble would crash first or the stock market bubble. Since Trump’s massive changes are boosting the stock market before they even happen and breaking the bond market, we can pretty well see where the economy is going to crack. As Zero Hedge notes: Each time the bond market has crashed in the last few decades, a financial crisis has quickly followed: The rise in US interest rates is also pushing up the cost for many other nations to finance their national debts because they have to compete for investors. Following a decade of exponential increases in sovereign debt and corporate debt, this rapid rise in interest rates — still in its infancy — is the most dangerous thing that could happen. It has the potential to be massively worse than a stock market crash because it can take down entire nations around the world. The question that remains is “Are we there yet?” Are we at that point where Trump will not be able to raise funds for his projects without raising the cost of interest on the national debt to a level that means certain default because we cannot raise the debt fast enough to pay for the interest increases that raising the debt causes? Who knows, but the historically rapid rise in bond interest over the past two weeks could be what “there” looks like when you finally find it — a state where the mere thought of your plans drives up your financing costs faster than you can even talk about the plans, making it impossible to carry them out — a place where debt expansion ends itself. If that happens, this stock-market rise will be short lived as it builds in anticipation and talk of the plan but the cost of interest to fund the plan turns the plan into an unobtainable mirage before it even launches. That would cause panic in a market that just made huge changes to reposition for the benefits of that plan, and it would leave the market with nowhere to go. Unless the rate of rise in interest slows down as quickly as it began, we will be there before the president-elect takes office. So, here’s an interesting little side effect: If bond interest keeps rising like it has been, the next raise in the Fed’s interest target becomes irrelevant. Whether the Fed raises its interest target or not, the market is now taking over and raising interest for them — even mortgage interest. Trump’s program funding needs are so massive — at a time when the nation already has more debt than it could possible afford if it had to pay historically normal, market-determined interest — that the simple thought of that financing need is a force with more power than the strings the Federal Reserve pushes. In fact, you have to ask, “If the Fed’s target interest rate is still 0.25%, why are they not holding things there right now? Are they unable to do anything to slow the rise?” In the very least, Trump’s plan will force the Fed into more quantitative easing because they will have to soak up all of that government debt and add it to their own balance sheet — just to keep the government debt affordable — but it appears they have already lost the ability to hold rates down or have just given up (as I said I thought they would if Trump won). It is one thing when the Fed does quantitative easing just to stimulate the economy; it’s quite another when quantitative easing becomes a constant necessity just to keep the national debt affordable. At that final phase of the debt trap, you are caught in a vortex of debt that you cannot The rise in US interest rates is also pushing up the cost for many other nations to finance their national debts because they have to compete for investors. Following a decade of exponential increases in sovereign debt and corporate debt, this rapid rise in interest rates — still in its infancy — is the most dangerous thing that could happen. It has the potential to be massively worse than a stock market crash because it can take down entire nations around the world. The question that remains is “Are we there yet?” Are we at that point where Trump will not be able to raise funds for his projects without raising the cost of interest on the national debt to a level that means certain default because we cannot raise the debt fast enough to pay for the interest increases that raising the debt causes? Who knows, but the historically rapid rise in bond interest over the past two weeks could be what “there” looks like when you finally find it — a state where the mere thought of your plans drives up your financing costs faster than you can even talk about the plans, making it impossible to carry them out — a place where debt expansion ends itself. If that happens, this stock-market rise will be short lived as it builds in anticipation and talk of the plan but the cost of interest to fund the plan turns the plan into an unobtainable mirage before it even launches. That would cause panic in a market that just made huge changes to reposition for the benefits of that plan, and it would leave the market with nowhere to go. Unless the rate of rise in interest slows down as quickly as it began, we will be there before the president-elect takes office. So, here’s an interesting little side effect: If bond interest keeps rising like it has been, the next raise in the Fed’s interest target becomes irrelevant. Whether the Fed raises its interest target or not, the market is now taking over and raising interest for them — even mortgage interest. Trump’s program funding needs are so massive — at a time when the nation already has more debt than it could possible afford if it had to pay historically normal, market-determined interest — that the simple thought of that financing need is a force with more power than the strings the Federal Reserve pushes. In fact, you have to ask, “If the Fed’s target interest rate is still 0.25%, why are they not holding things there right now? Are they unable to do anything to slow the rise?” In the very least, Trump’s plan will force the Fed into more quantitative easing because they will have to soak up all of that government debt and add it to their own balance sheet — just to keep the government debt affordable — but it appears they have already lost the ability to hold rates down or have just given up (as I said I thought they would if Trump won). It is one thing when the Fed does quantitative easing just to stimulate the economy; it’s quite another when quantitative easing becomes a constant necessity just to keep the national debt affordable. At that final phase of the debt trap, you are caught in a vortex of debt that you cannot accelerate your way out of. How close is a multi-nation debt default? Before you think that the Donald is a billionaire so he knows what he is doing, bear in mind that the Donald’s own great expectations for huge projects funded with debt have not always created prosperity … even for him. In fact, those loses were so great that he still uses them to offset 100% of his tax burden (up to the last available returns), and those were simple, small-scale projects compared to rebuilding a nation. He’s had several times when great expectations funded on mountains of debt collapsed. Dont’ worry about it, though. The Donald has plan for the nation if they throw all of this at the wall and it doesn’t stick, which he has already laid out: “I’m the king of debt. I’m great with debt. Nobody knows debt better than me,” Trump told Norah O’Donnell in an interview that aired on “CBS This Morning.” “I’ve made a fortune by using debt, and if things don’t work out I renegotiate the debt. I mean, that’s a smart thing, not a stupid thing.” “How do you renegotiate the debt?” O’Donnell followed up. “You go back and you say, hey guess what, the economy crashed,” Trump replied. “I’m going to give you back half.” (Politico) So, there you have it. That’s where this ends if Trump’s infrastructure investment experiences debt problems. He’ll do the smart thing and write off the national debt. That, of course, will bust the entire financial world because nearly everyone owns massive chunks of the US debt colossus. As Clinton said on the campaign trail in response to Trump’s idea of defaulting our way out this funding dilemma … “That could cause an economic catastrophe, and it would break 225 years of ironclad trust that the American economy has with Americans and with the rest of the world,” Clinton said. “Alexander Hamilton would be rolling in his grave. You see, we pay our debts.” Ironically, Alexander already did a little rolling in his theater last week. I don’t blame Trump’s plan for any of this. I am merely pointing out why the plan cannot save us, and how it is already showing us we are there! Default on the national debt is going to have to happen because the national debt is already unpayable, and the global economy is sinking with so much inertia that we’ll never be able to raise it fast enough to expand our way out of our debt problems because the massive amount of new debt it would take to lift the economy is going to create worse problems than what it solves. So, I’m not concerned that Trump’s plan is going to cause the default to happen; I’m just looking at what it means for timing. The real estate mogul countered that while he’s benefited from taking on debt in his business dealings, the U.S. is “sitting on a time bomb” with its national debt. President Barack Obama has grown the debt, Trump said, and Clinton “doesn’t have a clue” when it comes to debt reduction. So, maybe that is the plan — take out as much debt as you possibly can before you default. Why not? If you’re going to declare bankruptcy anyway, make it worth doing by leaving yourself with assets and everyone else with empty hands. At least, we’ll be in the hands (albeit small hands) of someone who knows what do with exploding debt bombs. If done right, it will rob the banksters back. Deutsche Bank has some idea of what the bottom looks like and what massive fall-out major defaults will cause because it probably has a fair idea of where its own numerous debt problems extend, and Deutsche just issued the following stark alarm: …the global financial system remains broken and extremely fragile. Secular stagnation trends are everywhere. The world has too big a debt burden for the current growth environment. The whole world has this problem, but there is no growth environment that will take us out of it because Trump’s growth program is the strongest we’ve ever seen applied, and it is already digging its own debt hole deeper, faster than it can pay for. Mere talk of the plan is increasing the plan’s financial costs (and the nation’s current debt costs) at the greatest rate of increase the US has ever experienced. Thus, even Deutsche Bank offers a surprising statement, in spite of how bad a global default would be … We would feel far more comfortable if the world went through a huge creative destruction period where zombie, inefficient debt was allowed to default – thus ‘right-sizing’ the ratio between debt and GDP. However we’ve long accepted that this is highly unlikely to happen outside of perhaps a future break-up of the Euro. (Zero Hedge) So would I! Otherwise, we just get to stagnate the rest of our lives away and leave a world where our children will either do the same or be the ones to experience the default, neither of which will be good or right for them Allowing default to happen is, as I said at the start of the Great Recession, the only way out of the Great Recession. We are wasting time and making it more likely to be much more disorderly by putting it off. It is the one answer we have been forestalling because we want to avoid the pain. Trump’s plan assures the day of reckoning for bonds gets here faster, and that is probably for the good. economy is going to create worse problems than what it solves. So, I’m not concerned that Trump’s plan is going to cause the default to happen; I’m just looking at what it means for timing. The real estate mogul countered that while he’s benefited from taking on debt in his business dealings, the U.S. is “sitting on a time bomb” with its national debt. President Barack Obama has grown the debt, Trump said, and Clinton “doesn’t have a clue” when it comes to debt reduction. So, maybe that is the plan — take out as much debt as you possibly can before you default. Why not? If you’re going to declare bankruptcy anyway, make it worth doing by leaving yourself with assets and everyone else with empty hands. At least, we’ll be in the hands (albeit small hands) of someone who knows what do with exploding debt bombs. If done right, it will rob the banksters back. etc.

http://thegreatrecession.info/blog/global-epocalypse-inevitable/ 

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Best War Time Recipes: Preparedness Cooking Skills from WWI Will Keep You Alive During WWIII

November 24, 2016

World War 3 is already in motion and every war machine and nuclear missile that the world superpowers show off will be used to destroy both land and sea-based ecosystems, potentially leading to global nuclear famine. This is now a fact, we can’t no longer say ”might happen” since is already happening. A few hours watching the Discovery Channel can prompt extreme survival fantasies involving frog licking and urine drinking, but what basic skills would you actually need to survive in a world consumed by a nuclear exchange? In today’s post we are going to take a look back into the past and learn something that today many people are completely unable to do anymore….cook something from scratch. It’s quite shocking but these days the average American home eats a majority of its meals using prepackaged, highly processed foods that require very little skill to cook. If it doesn’t come out of a box, a can, or a plastic pouch most people are clueless when it comes to cooking. Learning how to cook from scratch is something you cannot afford to ignore if you want to survive WWIII. In order to successfully build a stockpile of emergency food, you’re going to need to learn how to cook, and you’re going to need to learn how to do it with basic ingredients. During WWII eating habits were changed greatly by wartime shortages. For many people rationing, synthetic foods, strange food combinations and the restrictions of the daily diet were among the most vivid memories of life in WWII. The rationing system was seen as complicated but fair and was popular for this reason. People registered at their local shops. Each family/household had a ration book. The ration book was handed over to the shopkeeper, who removed the coupons (as well as taking the appropriate sum of money). Food rationing was introduced in stages, beginning in January 1940. Foods that were rationed included bacon, butter, sugar, meat, tea, cooking fat, jam, cheese, eggs and milk.

Rationing started on January 8th 1940, when bacon, butter and sugar were rationed (by weight), followed by meat in March 1940 (by price rather than weight). In July 1940, tea, cooking fat, jam and cheese were also rationed (by weight). Eggs and milk were rationed by allocating supplies to shops in proportion to the number of customers registered there. People were permitted one egg per fortnight but this was not guaranteed, as with other foods. Rations varied considerably; the cheese ration, for example, varied from 1 oz (30g) per person per week to 8oz (225g). The meat ration worked out at approximately 1lb (500 grams) per week. This is how people managed to stay alive during the war, you don’t have to learn how to do everything at once. Take it slow and learn how to do a couple of things really well before moving on. If you try to do everything at once, you’ll probably end up with a bunch of food that nobody wants to eat. Take the time to learn the basics, and take the time to perfect what you’ve learned. Despite all the warnings, the only real way to get started is to just jump in there and have some fun. There are going to be some setbacks, some total bombed meals, and even some meals that are so bad no one will want to eat them; but in the end, you are going to be more prepared, save a lot of money, be much healthier, and have a skill that’s going to last a lifetime. As a supplement to this article, I found this great cookbook from World War I, Best War Time Recipes, which was released by the Royal Baking Powder Co. The book was released by the Royal Baking Company as a way to help with war efforts when things like wheat flour were not available because it was being shipped over to the troops. The recipes in this book can help show you what is possible, and is a great edition to your preparedness cooking and food storage stockpile.

http://www.survivaldan101.com/war-time-recipes-preparedness-skills/ 

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Startling Look At How Much Money Food Stamp Recipients Spend On Junk Food

by Tyler Durden Nov 23, 2016 9:40 PM

A new study just released by the USDA, offers a very detailed look at exactly how participants in the "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" (SNAP, aka Food Stamps) spend their taxpayer-funded subsidies. Unfortunately for taxpayers, the amount of money spent on soft drinks and other unnecessary junk foods/drinks is fairly staggering. But, we suppose it's a nice taxpayer funded subsidy for the soda industry...so score one for Warren Buffett and the Coca Cola lobbyists. Per the study, nearly $360mm, or s5.4% of the $6.6BN of food expenditures made by SNAP recipients, is spent on soft drinks alone. In fact, soft drinks represent the single largest "commodity" purchased by SNAP participants with $100mm more spent on sodas than milk and $150mm more than beef. Soft drinks were the top commodity bought by food stamp recipients shopping at outlets run by a single U.S. grocery retailer. That is according to a new study released by the Food and Nutrition Service, the federal agency responsible for running the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as the food stamp program. By contrast, milk was the top commodity bought from the same retailer by customers not on food stamps. In calendar year 2011, according to the study, food stamp recipients spent approximately $357,700,000 buying soft drinks from an enterprise the study reveals only as “a leading U.S. grocery retailer.” That was more than they spent on any other “food” commodity—including milk ($253,700,000), ground beef ($201,000,000), “bag snacks” ($199,300,000) or “candy-packaged” ($96,200,000), which also ranked among the top purchases. Even worse, when we added up all of the commodities that would typically be considered "junk food" (i.e. soft drinks, candy, cakes, energy drinks, etc.), we found that roughly $950mm, or just over 14% of the aggregate $6.6BN of food expenditures made by SNAP recipients, is spent on unnecessary, unhealthy products. As CNS News points out, the study was conducted by IMPAQ international and analyzed the sales of a single national retail chain back in 2011. The dollar amount that food stamp recipients spent on soft drinks and other commodities comes from data a retailer provided to a data analysis company the federal government hired to find out what kind of foods people on foods stamps—and Americans not on foods stamps—were buying. “The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) awarded a contract to IMPAQ International, LLC, to determine what foods are typically purchased by households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) benefits,” the study explained. “This study examined point-of-sale (POS) food purchase data to determine for what foods SNAP households have the largest expenditures, including both SNAP benefits and other resources, and how their expenditures compare to those made by non-SNAP households.” “POS transaction data from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 from a leading grocery retailer were examined for this study,” the report said. It's a good thing democrats re-branded Food Stamps as the "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program"....otherwise we would have confused it for a blatant waste of taxpayer money on sodas and energy drinks.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-23/look-how-much-junk-food-bought-taxpayer-funded-food-stamps 

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Wayne MADSEN | 25.11.2016 | OPINION

The march to GLEXIT – Globalization Exit

The world, through the ballot box, is speaking out. From the British «Yes» vote on BREXIT – the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union – to the election of the anti-globalization Donald Trump as president of the United States, the world is speaking out against the homogenization of the world into a super-state of blurred and overlapping governments, cultural identities, religions, and politics. The U.S. presidential election was not so much an election as it was a referendum on globalization in all of its malignant manifestations: free trade, open borders, and subjugation of national sovereignty to amorphous international organizations. From every continent, there is growing popular support for «exiting» international contrivances, from the European Union and International Criminal Court to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and even the United Nations. In August of this year, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines threatened to pull his country out of the UN in what was the first such threat by a UN member-state since Indonesian President Sukarno successfully withdrew his nation from the UN in 1965. Proponents of economic and political globalization have not only been dealt heavy blows in the election of Trump in the United States and the success of the BREXIT vote in the United Kingdom, but also in the decision by South Africa and other African nations to withdraw from the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The international tribunal heavily-influenced by global hedge fund viper George Soros that is increasingly seen by Africa as the «International Caucasian Court» primarily targeting African leaders for war crimes prosecutions. In October of this year, South Africa joined Burundi and Gambia in announcing that it would leave the ICC. Ironically and embarrassingly, the ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is from Gambia. In 2015, South Africa was condemned by the usual collection of Soros-financed NGOs, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, for not arresting President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, previously indicted by the ICC, while he was on an official visit to South Africa. South Africa rejected the ICC’s interference in its internal affairs and this disgust for the court culminated in the recent decision to depart from the court. A month later, Russia announced that it was withdrawing as a signatory to the 2000 Rome Treaty that established the ICC. After the November Asia-Pacific economic summit in Lima, Peru, Philippines President Duterte also announced his country would join Russia, South Africa, and others in leaving the ICC. Duterte said, «They are useless — those in the International Criminal [Court]. [Russia] withdrew. I might follow. Why? Only the small ones like us are battered». Other African nations are considering scrapping the ICC. They include Uganda, Kenya, and Namibia. In 2015, Namibian President Hage Geingob visited former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete to urge him to follow Namibia’s lead and exit from the ICC. At a summit of the African Union in South Africa, Geingob said, «Some people are saying we are the ones who created the ICC. However, when one creates something to be an asset but later on it becomes an abomination, you have the right to quit it since it has ceased serving its intended purpose». The BREXIT and Trump victories have emboldened electorates in many other nations to reject contrivances that stymie national sovereign rights. December 4, 2016 represents a watershed date to reject globalist agendas. It is the date of the re-run of the Austrian presidential election of April 24, 2016, one in which the anti-EU candidate of the Austrian Freedom Party, Norbert Hofer, was narrowly defeated by pro-EU Alexander van der Bellen of the Green Party. It turned out that 77,900 absentee ballots were miscounted in what represented a typical Soros-manipulated election. The Constitutional Court of Austria ordered a new election. The outcome of the December 4 election is believed by pollsters to heavily favor Hofer, as Austria has been caught up in the anti-EU groundswell rippling through Europe. December 4 is also the date of the Italian constitutional change referendum. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his political future on the referendum, which if passed, will reduce the power of the Italian upper house of parliament, the Senate, and drastically cut back the powers of the Italian regions. Renzi has tapped support for his referendum from the usual collection of those who do not represent the common people – members of the glitterati of the elite, such as actors, singers, celebrity chefs, professional athletes, film directors, and other diversionary leeches on society. The campaign for Montenegro to join NATO, backed by Soros- and CIA-funded propagandists, saw Montenegrin actors, journalists, and professional athletes appearing on television commercials urging NATO membership for the country even as many polls showed majority opposition to joining the military alliance. Renzi, a supporter of the EU and global integration, said he will resign if his referendum fails. And fail it is expected to do as «No» voters are far ahead in opinion polls. December 4 may very well go down in history along with June 24, 2016 and November 8, 2016 – the respective dates of BREXIT and trump’s election – as a red-letter day when voters rejected globalization. Renzi will soon join other discredited globalists, including former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron, former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, French President Francois Hollande, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as footnotes in a failed history of international integration. Another important date for GLEXIT was November 13. With the globalists’ world still shaken from the election of Trump on November 8 came word that the pro-Russian former MiG pilot Rumen Radev, a political novice, won the Bulgarian presidential election. The election resulted in the resignation of Bulgaria’s pro-EU government. The same day, voters in Moldova elected Igor Dodon, who rejected a Moldova-EU trade agreement and favored joining the Eurasian Economic Union championed by Russia. The two elections in countries where Soros has infiltrated so much of the media and political infrastructures with pro-EU and pro-NATO acolytes were historic and another indication that the world was rejecting globalization. In addition to the EU, NATO, and the ICC, other regional globalist-oriented organizations are also teetering on permanent disruption. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has split along pro-Indian and pro-Pakistani lines. A recent SAARC summit in Pakistan was canceled after India refused to attend. India was soon joined by its allies, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The organization appears to be permanently split, with the other SAARC members of Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal opposing India and generally aligning with Pakistan. Another failed international organization, the Arab League, is a vassal of Saudi and Gulf money and showed its worthlessness in 2011 when it suspended Syria and Libya as members after they were faced with NATO-backed jihadist revolutions. The League also grants membership to the Saudi puppet government of Yemen. Mirroring the withdrawal of African states from the ICC, Venezuela in 2013 announced its withdrawal from the heavily U.S.-influenced Inter-American Convention on Human Rights (IACHR), a contrivance of the Organization of American States based in Washington, DC next to the White House. Venezuela’s withdrawal also rejected the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CorteIDH) based in Costa Rica. The Dominican Republic withdrew from the court in 2014. Trinidad and Tobago admirably led the way in rejecting the so-called «Inter-American System», that is, American hegemony over the Western Hemisphere, when it withdrew from the IACHR in 1998. Criticism of the IACHR has come from Ecuador, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Peru. The Commonwealth of Nations, an anachronistic leftover from the British Empire that cobbles together former British colonies into a group of British royal family sycophant nations, has seen Gambia, Maldives, and Zimbabwe leave the tacitly-worthless international organization. Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) also dealt a body blow to the globalization cause. TPP is dead with U.S. withdrawal. American rejection of TPP left other TPP signatories, such as New Zealand and South Korea, looking to expand trade agreements with China in a display of renewed preference for bilateralism over multilateralism. There is a «New World Order», but not one envisaged by the globalists. This New World Order is one of renewed national sovereignty, cultural and religious identity, and rejection of dictates from unelected international bureaucrats.

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/11/25/march-glexit-globalization-exit.html 

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etc Throughout the world there is a struggle, throughout the world the antichrist pushes himself to the top, throughout the world the economy has gone over the hill into disaster zone.  Countries make ready for war and yet my people seem to be astonished, unlearned, not knowing, not understanding the things that are there or the things that are taught to them etc.

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READY FOR WAR Japan prepares for NUCLEAR war with North Korea by warning citizens to shelter in underground shopping malls in event of Kim Jong-Un bomb attack

Japanese civil defence issue survival advice should nuclear missiles rain down

Revealed BY PATRICK KNOX 25th November 2016, 12:04 pm

JAPANESE people are bracing themselves for nuclear attack with chilling advise on what to do if Kim Jong-un presses the red button. For the first time since North Korea began a series of nuke tests, people in Japan are being issued with terrifying instruction on how to deal with nuclear war. A downloadable pamphlet is now available on the island nation’s civil defence website. Called “Protecting Ourselves against Armed Attacks and Terrorism,” it outlines emergency measures in the event North Korean missiles are fired at the country. It bears similarities to the creepy Protect and Survive documents issued in Britain and Northern Ireland during the early 1980s following the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan. Like the UK’s booklet it give top-tips on how to avoid being fried and radiated. It urges people to take shelter indoors behind thick walls to avoid blast injuries but also radiation. Underground shopping malls would be an ideal place to take cover, it advises.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2261394/japan-prepares-for-nuclear-war-with-north-korea-by-warning-citizens-to-shelter-in-underground-shopping-malls-in-event-of-kim-jong-un-bomb-attack/ 

:: 4-5-15 am pm Easter etc. you are approaching that hour when Babylon shall fall in twenty-four hours and the minute, the very minute that takes place you need to be extremely careful in the things that you do etc. etc The minute Babylon falls do not go over fifty miles without talking to me etc. if you can’t hear from me, find those that can etc. It would be wise for every single person to get a backpack etc. compass, a flashlight, and have a water bottle etc. light raincoat in case you need it etc. you will be in a situation where you will have to walk etc.

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More Foreign Troops Pouring Into America: Civil War Edges Closer

By Dave Hodges

Since Trump won the general election, the reports of foreign troops coming into the country have increased exponentially. I just received this email from of The Common Sense Show readers. Dear Mr. Hodges I listen your show often and agree with you when you say that foreign troops are here in America. People may make fun of you, but I see them often. Earlier in the week, I delivered ready-to cook Thanksgiving turkeys to a military base. I saw hundreds or maybe even thousands of Russians. They are staying in temporary quarters. What the hell is going on? I though we are supposed be fighting these ****** *******? Are we just ******* crazy? I am sick of this ****. I got this sick feeling that we are about to get our a** kicked and it’s an inside job! What do we do? It now takes a scorecard to tell friend from foe. Obama is the single biggest traitor to ever hold elected office in the history of American politics. As I have reported, these foreign troops have been here for a number of years, only now, they are increasing in number. With what is going on in California and now this, this country is a powder keg ready to blow. Paul Martin, from Revolution Radio, says that his sources are saying that if you travel away from farther than you can walk back, you better have your protection and supplies with you, because when this starts, is where you are going to stay.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2016/11/24/more-foreign-troops-pouring-into-america-civil-war-edges-closer/

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etc. Keep your eyes upon me, watch and listen, even as volcanoes begin to erupt, etc.

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Popocatepetl volcano erupts strongly sending ash plume 5 kilometers in the air

By Strange Sounds - Nov 25, 2016

The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico is entering an new phase of enhanced activity. After several explosions at night, the volcano had a strong eruption ejecting ash and gas 5 km above the crater. 324 exhalations of low intensity have been recorded within the last 24 hours at Popocatepetl volcano. The most important occurred on November 24, 2016 at 11:05am. At night, seven explosions happened at 00:14, 00:51, 01:37, 01:43, 03:16, 06:22 and 08:07 am, which increased the intensity of the incandescence and generated plumes less than 1 km in height. Today, November 25, 2016, at 09:45 pm an explosion generated an eruptive column that reached 5 km above the crater. Ashfall is expected in the southeast and northeast areas of the volcano (Atlixco, Cholula, Tochimilco, San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Tianguismanalco , Ocoyucan and Puebla). At the time of this report continuous emission of volcanic gases and ash are observed ranging an average height of 2 km above the crater.

http://strangesounds.org/2016/11/popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-mexico-video-pictures.html 

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Make America Great Again is already happening

Posted on November 25, 2016 by Dr. Eowyn

Donald Trump ran on the theme “Make America Great Again” (MAGA). It’s still 55 days before his inauguration as President of the United States of America. Amazingly, MAGA is already happening. Beginning on the day after the Election, the dark shadows clouding America started to dissipate, like Orcs scattering as Sauron and his Dark Tower fell after the evil One Ring had been destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. (1) DefCon lowered to 5 The Defense Readiness Condition or DEFCON is an alert system used by the U.S. Armed Forces, which prescribes five graduated levels of military readiness to match five military situations from most to least severe. The Defcon Warning System is a private organization, made up of experts claiming to have contacts within the US security industry, which monitors world events and estimates the level of nuclear threat against America. On October 15, 2016, DEFCON was at level 3, the highest level since 9/11, which means U.S. troops could be mobilized in as little as 15 minutes. Tensions between the US and Russia reached an all-time high due to Obama and Hillary Clinton’s saber-rattling at Russia. Level 3 means US troops could be mobilized in as little as 15 minutes. (Source: Morning Ledger) After Trump was elected, DEFCON immediately decreased to Level 5 – its lowest possible state. The UK’s Express reports on Nov. 15, 2016 that Defcon Warning System wrote on its website: “The United States took a tentative step toward a more isolationist policy with its recent presidential election. While it will take several months to see how the US reforms its foreign policy, already some world leaders have expressed hope that relations could improve, including Russia and Syria. If the new US President keeps to his previous statements, look for the United States to withdraw somewhat from military confrontations in the Middle East and possibly European theatre . . . . “ (2) TPP is dead On November 14, 2016, Business Insider Australia reports that the “Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal has fallen over after the Obama administration suspended trying to legislate it before president-elect Donald Trump takes office.” A new study found that TPP would have cost 448,000 American jobs. In fact, an Obama administration trade official, Michael Wessel, admitted that TPP would damage America. Wessel is a commissioner on the U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission, as well as the international trade co-chair for the Kerry-Edwards Presidential Campaign. In an article for Politico Magazine, May 19, 2015, Micheal Wessel wrote: “The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague. That’s by design—anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents. I’ve actually read the TPP text provided to the government’s own advisors, and I’ve given the president an earful about how this trade deal will damage this nation. But I can’t share my criticisms with you . . . . We should be very concerned about what’s hidden in this trade deal—and particularly how the Obama administration is keeping information secret even from those of us who are supposed to provide advice.“ (3) Ford keeps production in U.S. Bloomberg reports on Nov. 17, 2016 that Trump tweeted that he convinced Ford Motor Co. to keep production of a Lincoln sport utility vehicle in the U.S. instead of moving it to Mexico. Ford confirmed Trump’s tweet, that it had told Trump the Lincoln SUV will stay in Kentucky, saying “We are encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the U.S.” Ford builds the Lincoln MKC small SUV at its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky alongside the Ford Escape SUV. Ford had said it was “likely” to move the work to Mexico in 2019 when its current contract with the United Auto Workers union expires. Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said in an e-mail, “We had planned to move the Lincoln MKC out of Louisville Assembly Plant.” Trump has criticized Ford for planning to move all its North American small-car production to Mexico, where wages are 80% lower. Ford already builds the Lincoln MKZ sedan at a factory in Hermosillo, Mexico. During the campaign, Trump threatened to slap Ford’s Mexican-built cars with a 35% tariff. He also said he would terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, which lets goods flow between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada without tariffs. (4) Apple to make iPhones in America In January 2016, Donald Trump vowed that “we’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries.” (ZeroHedge) On November 18, 2016, Nikkei Asian Review reports that “iPhones might one day soon carry ‘Made in America’ labels.” A key Apple assembler, Foxconn Technology Group in Taiwan, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to America. A source said: “Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S. Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.” Together, Foxconn and Pegatron churn out more than 200 million iPhones annually from their massive Chinese campuses.

(5) Trump’s critics lose The stridently anti-Trump New York Daily News (NYDN), owned by Mort Zuckerman, experienced a steep, double-digit decline in its circulation, according to the Alliance for Audited Media. While the entire newspaper industry has been hammered by print circulation declines in recent years, NYDN‘s drop-off is much steeper (11.2% to 207,680) than the declines at the New York Post (6.8% to 230,634) and the New York Times (5.5% to 551,579). (New York Post)

Univision, the vocally anti-Trump, pro-Hillary Spanish language media conglomerate, had a Q3 loss of $30 million, 8% drop in revenues to $735 million, and is laying off 200-250 workers. (Money)

Pro-Hillary AOL, owner of Huffington Post, which has been blocking my emailed posts to friends with AOL e-mail addresses, announced it’s laying off 500 workers or 5% of its total staff. CEO Tim Armstrong said that most of the cuts will come in its corporate units. (Source:ReCode)

The left-leaning, anti-Trump ESPN lost 2 million subscribers in its 2016 fiscal year that ended on October, from 100 million just 5 years ago to 90 million. (See DCG’s post this morning for details.)

(6) Hispanic Consumer Confidence Soars During the campaign, Trump was especially savaged for his call to to stem the invasion of illegals across our southern border. What the MSM or Fake Media didn’t tell you is that an election-eve poll found that most Hispanics actually agree with Trump on illegal immigration. So it shouldn’t be a surprise, although it still is, that the consumer confidence of Hispanics has soared, higher even than those supposedly “racist” whites who’d voted for Trump. (ZeroHedge)

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/11/25/make-america-great-again-is-already-happening/ 

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etc. you see all the things that are going on in the world, you see the darkness, you see the troubles, etc.

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Massive Satanic Pedophile Ring Uncovered by Police in Norway after Arrest of 51 Men

By Nate - 11/23/2016

Police in Norway have filed charges against 51 men suspected of involvement in a massive pedophile ring. Authorities seized 150 terabytes (150,000 gigabytes) of data, including photos, videos and chat transcripts between members of various pedophile networks. Known as ‘Dark Room’, the police operation revealed sexual assaults against children as young as babies, according to The Local. “The material shows the abuse of children of all ages, including infants,” Hilde Reikrås, head of Operation Dark Room, said at a news conference.

https://christiantruther.com/podcast/massive-satanic-pedophile-ring-uncovered-police-norway-arrest-51-men/ 

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Leaked Emails Show Government Corruption in Approving Aspartame

by Dr. Mercola

Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are typically used to sweeten so-called “diet” foods and beverages in lieu of sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). The idea is that reducing your calorie consumption will result in weight loss. However, research has completely demolished this notion, showing that artificial sweeteners actually have the converse effect; they actually lower appetite suppressant chemicals and encourage sugar cravings and sugar dependence, thereby raising your odds of unwanted weight gain. [1],[2] Research has repeatedly shown that artificial sweeteners promote insulin resistance and related health problems just like regular sugar does, including [3],[4],[5] cardiovascular disease, stroke [6],[7] and Alzheimer’s disease. While poor diet is a major driver of Alzheimer’s in general (the primary culprits being sugar/fructose and grains, especially gluten), the key mechanism of harm here appears to be methanol toxicity — a much-ignored problem associated with aspartame in particular. In a previous interview, toxicology expert Woodrow Monte, Ph.D., (author of the book “While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills” [8]) explains the links between aspartame and methanol toxicity and the formation of toxic formaldehyde. Newly Leaked Emails Discuss Rumsfeld’s Involvement in Aspartame Approval John Podesta’s leaked emails have turned up a number of damning pieces confirming the collusion between the soda industry and high level officials within the U.S. government, including Hillary Clinton. In a recent batch of leaked emails, Donald Rumsfeld’s [9] involvement in the approval of aspartame is discussed. [10] Rumsfeld served as White House chief of staff from 1974 to 1975. He was also secretary of defense from 1975 to 1977, and again from 2001 to 2006. In 1976, Rumsfeld became CEO of the drug company G.D. Searle & Company, which was trying to get aspartame approved by the FDA. To put the email chain into context, in 2013 the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting the agency “amend the standard of identity” for milk and other dairy products. This change would allow them to add aspartame to chocolate milk, which is a primary milk product served with school lunches, without labeling it as a low-calorie drink. I wrote about this in my article, “Big Dairy Petitions FDA to Allow Unlabeled Use of Aspartame in Dairy Products.” Former Head of FDA Reveals His Concerns About Aspartame At that time, Wendy Abrams, founder of Cool Globes Inc., an organization dedicated to raising awareness of climate change, forwarded correspondence to Podesta that she’d received from Don Kennedy. Kennedy is a former head of the FDA [11] and current editor-in-chief of Science Magazine. In his email correspondence with her, he shares his concerns about aspartame’s potential toxicity: [12],[13] The whole sweeteners issue has interested me since my early time at FDA … A little later, still during my time as Commissioner I was called on by Don Rumsfeld, who introduced himself as the CEO of Searle … [W]e told him that we would look carefully at the evidence and rely on our expert committee structure as usual. Aspartame continued to attract concerned critics, and we at FDA saw no resumption of Searle’s effort to get it approved. I looked up one piece on that history, which I append below. Not a very nice story. ‘In 1985 Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet. Monsanto was apparently untroubled by aspartame’s clouded past, including a 1980 FDA Board of Inquiry, comprised of three independent scientists, which confirmed that it ‘might induce brain tumors.’ The FDA had actually banned aspartame based on this finding, only to have Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld … vow to ‘call in his markers,’ to get it approved’ …

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Leaked Podesta Emails Confirm Suspicions About Aspartame Dangers

by Dr. Mercola

etc. Aspartame ‘Blew Holes in Their Brains’ In her correspondence with Kennedy, Abrams also noted her own adverse reactions to NutraSweet, noting that: … I think it is poison … Doctors will swear to me it is fine, and I will tell them, maybe I’m the only person in the world who reacts like this, but clearly it affects me, and then they’ll tell me again, it is fine. They are so brainwashed by the propaganda, they refuse to believe anything contrary. I also have a friend who worked for the researchers at University of Chicago (which has a top rated neurology dept [sic]) and the doctors there said when they gave NutraSweet to lab mice, it literally blew holes in their brains. In a subsequent email, Kennedy tells Abrams that: “Rumsfeld has a lot to answer for in his next life.” Children Are at Increased Risk As is often the case, children are particularly susceptible to damage from artificial sweeteners. A recent study [14] evaluating how much artificial sweetener is actually absorbed into the blood when consumed by children versus adults found that children had DOUBLE the concentration after drinking a 12-ounce can of diet soda compared to the adults. As reported by Science Daily: [15] The same research team previously found that these artificial sweeteners were also present in breast milk when mothers ingested foods, drinks, medicines or other products that contained artificial sweeteners. Since infants have less ability to clear substances from their blood stream via the kidneys (lower glomerular filtration rate up to age 2 years), the authors speculate that the infants’ artificial sweetener blood levels may be proportionately even higher. These results are important because early life exposure to artificial sweeteners may influence a child’s future taste preferences, diet and metabolic fate. Research Reveals Surprising Mechanism of Harm Research published in the journal Nature [16] in 2014 revealed a previously unknown mechanism by which artificial sweeteners make you pack on unwanted pounds and disrupt your metabolic function. Most importantly, this study proved causation. In recent years, we’ve learned that gut microbes play a significant role in human health. Certain gut microbes have been linked to obesity, for example, and as it turns out, artificial sweeteners disrupt your intestinal microflora, [17],[18],[19],[20],[21] thereby raising your risk of obesity, diabetes and other related problems. Specifically, the researchers found that artificial sweeteners alter metabolic pathways associated with metabolic disease. Decreased function was observed in pathways associated with the transport of sugar in the body. Artificial sweeteners were also found to induce gut dysbiosis and glucose intolerance in otherwise healthy people. Of the artificial sweeteners tested, saccharin (Sweet’N Low) had the strongest impact, followed by sucralose and aspartame. Glucose intolerance is a well-known precursor to type 2 diabetes, but it also plays a role in obesity, because the excess sugar in your blood ends up being stored in your fat cells. According to the authors of this widely publicized study: [22] [W]e demonstrate that consumption of commonly used non-caloric artificial sweeteners formulations drives the development of glucose intolerance through induction of compositional and functional alterations to the intestinal microbiota … Collectively, our results link non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) consumption, dysbiosis and metabolic abnormalities, thereby calling for a reassessment of massive NAS usage. Another study, published in PLOS One, [23] also found that when rats were fed aspartame, it shifted their gut microbiota, causing it to produce propionate — short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) involved in sugar production — which resulted in elevated blood sugar. Diet Soda May Impact Your and Your Child’s Fertility Recent research [24] also suggests artificially sweetened drinks may affect your fertility. It found a connection between saccharin and sucralose consumption and reduced fertility rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. These artificial sweeteners also raised the risk of a woman’s embryo having at least one deformity. Professor Dr. Adam Balen, chairman of the British Fertility Society (BFS), told The Daily Telegraph: [25] This is a very interesting study that suggests the false promise of artificial sweeteners that are found in soft drinks and added to drinks, such as coffee, may have a significant effect on the quality and fertility of woman’s eggs and this may further impact on the chances of conception. These findings are highly significant to our population. There should be more scrutiny of food additives and better information available to the public and, in particular, those wishing to conceive. ‘Diet’ Soda Is a Fraud False advertising is prohibited by federal law, and the term “diet” is only permitted on brands or labels when it is not false or misleading. In light of the research demonstrating that artificial sweeteners actually raise your risk of obesity rather than combat it, the consumer group U.S. Right to Know (US RTK) has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the FDA to investigate Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and other companies for false advertising. [26],[27] In its 2015 citizen petition to the FDA, [28],[29] US RTK asked the agency to issue warning letters to Coca-Cola and Pepsi, concluding that the beverages are misbranded because the use of the term “diet” is false and misleading. In another letter, [30] the group urged the agency to stop Coca-Cola Company from making “illegal claims that its artificially sweetened sodas prevent, mitigate or treat obesity,” noting that Coca-Cola has made such claims on at least eight occasions. For example, Coca-Cola Company announced that its No. 1 “global commitment to fighting obesity” is to “offer low- or no- calorie beverage options in every market.” [31] However, if artificially sweetened beverages promote obesity rather than fight it — which research clearly indicates — then Coca-Cola’s commitment is anything but helpful. Nor is it supported by science. I listed a sampling of studies clearly refuting the industry’s “diet” claims in my previous article, “Aspartame Update: Coke Illegally Claims Diet Soda Can Combat Obesity.” Most recently, The New York Times [32] reported on a new study [33] showing water clearly beats diet soda for weight loss. Eighty-one overweight women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes ate the same diet, with one exception. Half drank diet beverages five times a week while the other half drank plain water. Six months later, the group that drank water had lost an average of 14 pounds. The diet soda group lost an average of 11.5 pounds. The water group also saw greater improvements in measures of diabetes severity, such as fasting insulin and postprandial glucose. All of this is right in line with previous research showing artificial sweeteners promote weight gain and worsen diabetes. Expect More Artificial Sweeteners in Pepsi Products PepsiCo is now vowing to reduce the amount of sugar they add to their drinks. [34] According to a recent announcement, at least two-thirds of its drinks will contain 100 calories or less from added sugar per 12-ounce serving by 2025. But while this may sound like good news, it simply means that more artificial sweeteners will be used. Indeed, the company has stated it will achieve this sugar-reduction goal by introducing more artificially sweetened drinks and reformulating existing beverage recipes. Considering artificial sweeteners are more damaging than sugar, this means the company’s products will become even more harmful than they already are. As you may recall, just last year Pepsi announced it would stop using aspartame. The decision came on the heels of declining diet beverage sales following a string of bad press discussing mounting health concerns. Alas, by September 2015 the company reintroduced aspartame, claiming consumers were demanding more choices. Whether that’s true or not is impossible to tell, but another, and more likely incentive, is that PepsiCo is simply trying to hedge their bets should a tax on sugary beverages actually go through. Reclaim Your Health by Ditching ‘Diet’ Drinks and Snacks When you add together the various routes of harm — from confusing your body with sweet taste without calories, altering your gut bacteria for the worse, impairing your fertility and, who knows, maybe even “blowing holes in your brain” — it becomes easy to see how artificial sweeteners have likely played a role in worsening the obesity and diabetes epidemics since their emergence in our food supply, and how they may be undermining health in a myriad of unsuspected ways. I strongly recommend avoiding ALL artificial sweeteners, and to read food labels to make sure you’re not inadvertently consuming them. They’re added to some 6,000 different beverages, snacks and food products, so there’s no telling where they might be hiding. As for safer sweetener options, you could use stevia or Lo Han, both of which are safe natural sweeteners. Keep in mind, however, that if you struggle with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or extra weight, then you have insulin sensitivity issues and would probably benefit from avoiding all sweeteners, including natural ones. Read the full article at Mercola.com.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2016/leaked-emails-show-government-corruption-in-approving-aspartame/ 

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New terror for Israel: "We're in a state of war!" Tens of thousands of people evacuated from their burning homes

Friday, 25 November 2016 Photo Daily Mail

Netanyahu calls arsonists 'terrorists' Tens of thousands of people evacuated from their burning homes. On social media, some Arabs and Palestinians celebrated the fires and the hashtag #Israelisburning was trending on Twitter. "We're in a state of war!" Netanyahu. Nearly 100,000 residents have been evacuated from Haifa. Tens of thousands of people were evacuating from their homes in Haifa Thursday morning as a wave of wildfires threatened the bay metropolis, bolstered by high winds and dry conditions that have contributed to a spate of blazes across the country over the past two days. Residents of a total of 11 neighborhoods in the city were told to leave their homes, as fires in at least five locations consumed homes and business. "The fire is not under control; residents should quickly evacuate," the Haifa fire chief said, according to Walla News, as eyewitnesses described firefighters having little success in checking the onslaught of the flames. Photo Vos Iz Neias Firefighting planes from several countries were being brought in and the army's Home Front Command called in soldiers and rescuers to aid with the effort. In the city's Romema neighborhood, a large apartment tower was seen going up in flames. Houses and a kindergarten in Haifa's Ramot Sapir neighborhood were evacuated, police said, as the city's entire fire service tried to control a blaze threatening to spread from the surrounding forests into the suburb. Israeli TV broadcast pictures of paramedics frantically moving elderly people out of a nursing home in the Romema neighborhood of Haifa as black smoke billowed overhead. Firefighters also worked to try and keep flames from nearing a gas station close to the city's Paz bridge. Route 22 running through the area was closed. The Magen David Adom rescue service said 36 people had been treated for injuries; 35 were lightly hurt and one hospitalized in moderate conditions. "Every fire that was caused by arson, or incitement to arson, is terrorism by all accounts. And we will treat it as such," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters gathered in Haifa. "Whoever tries to burn parts of Israel will be punished for it severely." Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan referred to "arson terrorism" and said there had been a small number of arrests, providing no other details. On social media, some Arabs and Palestinians celebrated the fires and the hashtag #Israelisburning was trending on Twitter. "We're in a state of war," Haifa fire service spokesman Uri Chibutro told Channel 2 news. Major traffic jams were reported as residents in affected neighborhoods attempted to move to safer ground. An Israel fire service spokesman told The Times of Israel arson was suspected in Haifa based on circumstantial evidence, but nothing had been confirmed. Firefighters have been struggling since Tuesday to keep pace with a spate of brush fires that have popped up around the country, several of which have damaged homes and put people in the hospital for smoke inhalation.

http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/11/new-terrorist-for-israel-were-in-state.html 

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'Israel is burning': Palestinians, Arab world rejoice over fires

Dubai security chief tweets 'Israel banned the muezzin and caught on fire,' while Kuwaiti imam wishes 'Best of luck to the fires :)' and memes gloat over fires raging in Israel for the past three days.

Roi Kais, Elior Levy|Last update: 24.11.16 , 15:18

The hashtag "Israel is burning" or "the Zionist entity is burning" has become one of the top trends on Arab media over the past 24 hours, with countless of people gloating over the recent rash of fire plaguing Israel over the past three days. "They tried to ban the muezzin's call, and Allah rained fire on them," Hamas official Izzat al-Risheq tweeted. Other Hamas social media pages have posted videos of songs rejoicing about the fires, like one called "Catching Fire." Some people posted their hopes that the fires would reach strategic facilities in Israel, like the Haifa Chemicals plants, gas storage facilities across the country, and IDF bases that have large arms depots. One wrote, "All of Israel's neighbors must aid it—I suggest they send planes filled with gasoline and rain it down on the burning areas. I want to inhale the smell of barbecue from the Zionists." A publicist from Gaza wrote: "The Russian planes that burn the Syrian bodies every day are now helping in putting out fires inside the occupied territories." Another hoped: "God, add more fire to them until it is their end." One of posters was the head of General Security in Dubai, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, who headed the investigation into the assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel room, which was attributed to Israel. Khalfan Tamim wrote on his Twitter account: "Israel banned the muezzin and caught on fire. Blessed be God." He also offered advice, "Israel has no choice but to agree to coexistence and peace with the Palestinians. It doesn't matter how much time passes, they (the Palestinians) will always come out on top. That is why treating them well is the best way forward for Israel." Mishary Rashid Alafasy, a Kuwaiti imam, wrote on his Twitter account: "Best of luck to the fires :)" He later added: "Israel is burning and losing control. It is asking its allies for help after banning the muezzin prayer in occupied Palestine and in the holy sites that were robbed (May the heart of the faithful be purified)." Later, Alafasy posted a map of fire-affected areas in Israel, noting "The fire is still burning in the Zionist entity." Internet memes were also quick to appear. Egyptian news site Almogaz posted a meme showing one person telling another "Israel is burning," with the other responding "Great. No one in the world can stand it." A satirical Twitter account posted a video of a fire with a Star of David instead, with a man jumping next to it and the writing "This is my situation now."

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4883710,00.html 

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Trump Presidency: So Far, So Good For Israel

Sunday, November 20, 2016 | Israel Today Staff

Israel has high expectations for the presidency of Donald Trump, and the Republican president-elect’s first round of political appointments did not disappoint. Trump at the weekend named Rep. Michael Pompeo as the next director of the CIA, and Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Michael Flynn as his National Security Advisor. Both Pompeo and Flynn have taken hard lines in regards to Islamic terror, and both are believed to be opposed to the Iran nuclear agreement. Pompeo is also a retired Army officer, and a graduate of both West Point and Harvard Law School. Troubling to many liberals is his advocacy for government surveillance and the use of “enhanced” interrogation against foreign terrorists. “These positions and others merit serious public scrutiny through a confirmation process,” insisted Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. But Pompeo will face a Republican-dominated Congress, and is already well-regarded by many Democrats, including those with whom he disagrees. “Mike is very bright and hard-working, and will devote himself to helping the agency develop the best possible intelligence for policy makers,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. “I know that he is someone who is willing to listen and engage.” Israel is most pleased by Pompeo’s outright opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement. “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism,” he tweeted last week. General Flynn is a bit more of a mixed bag. He has said controversial things about the liberal Jewish community in America. At the same time, he is very warm toward Israel, and will take a no-nonsense approach to combatting the forces of radical Islam.

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/30545/Default.aspx 

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Mexican authorities find 32 bodies and nine human heads dumped at gravesite

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday, November 25, 2016, 10:06 AM

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Investigators searching clandestine graves have found 32 bodies and nine human heads in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero, where authorities say they are battling a wave of drug gang violence. The grisly discoveries came in the municipality of Zitlala, where a drug gang had set up a rural camp where it held kidnap victims and disposed of its victims' bodies. When a joint military-police patrol happened on the camp earlier this week, it found a kidnapped man and what appeared to be clandestine burial pits. Initially investigators reported finding a dozen bodies, but after days of digging, they discovered a total of 32 bodies in 17 pits. The camp is near the area where nine decapitated bodies were found dumped on a roadside last week. The nine heads found in coolers at the camp may belong to those bodies, investigators said. The area has been the scene of turf battles between two rival drug gangs — the Rojos and the Ardillos — who engage in extortion, kidnappings and killings. But in recent weeks the violence has spread to other areas, apparently as a result of turf battles between two or three other gangs, including the La Familia and Guerreros Unidos gangs, and a group known as the Tequileros. Gov. Hector Astudillo condemned what he has called the wave of "barbarism and savagery," and his office said called the situation "a public disturbance caused by organized crime." Roberto Alvarez Heredia, spokesman for the Guerrero Coordinating Group, said soldiers were combing the area to see if there are any more clandestine graves. Investigators were working to identify the bodies and the killers. Guerrero has seen an upsurge in gang-related violence. The government announced on Monday that it is stepping up the use of joint police-army patrols in areas known to be particularly violent. But many towns have formed their own vigilante "community police" forces to fight the gangs. Residents of the town of Ajuchitlan, where about a dozen residents were kidnapped last week, had pledged to fight the gangs on their own. But Astudillo announced that 200 Guerrero state police, with reinforcements from the neighboring state of Michoacan, had been assigned to the remote mountain area to try to find the missing men. And in Tierra Colorada, nearer to the resort of Acapulco, rival vigilante groups have been engaged in a series of battles for control of the town, leading to fears the vigilantes may be taking sides in the gang wars. The largely rural, impoverished state had 1,832 reported homicides in the first 10 months of 2016. If that rate continues unabated, Guerrero would be on track to have a homicide rate of about 60 per 100,000. That would rival the recent peak year of violence in the state, in 2012, when there were about 68 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mexican-authorities-find-32-bodies-human-heads-grave-article-1.2887120 

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Black Friday violence: Shootings at Nevada Walmart, New Jersey Macy’s, Tennessee mall kill 2, injure 2

BY Meg Wagner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, November 25, 2016, 2:10 PM

At least four people were shot across the country during Black Friday sales, including a Walmart customer who died in a fight over a parking space. Three separate shootings — at a New Jersey Macy’s, a Tennessee mall and a Nevada Walmart — killed two people and wounded two more. All the attacks happened outside of the stores as holiday shoppers inside loaded up on door busters and deals. Demond Cottman, 20, was shot and killed around 1 a.m. in front of a mall in Mays Landing, CBS Philadelphia reported. His brother, Shadi Cottman, was also injured when the shooting broke out at Hamilton Mall, in the parking lot next to the Macy’s store. Police haven’t released any information about suspects or detailed a possible motive. Macy’s Black Friday sales started Friday evening, and the store was open at the time of the shooting. The rest of the mall did not open to shoppers until 6 a.m. In Reno, a Walmart shopper was shot and killed just minutes after Black Friday door busters began on Thursday night. Police said the unidentified victim was gunned down at 6:05 p.m. in a driveway leading up to the superstore, KOLO TV reported. The gunman and his victim were fighting over a parking spot, officials said. The shooter — described as a black man in a dark-colored Toyota, with damage to the side windows and brake lights — fled the scene. While police described the shooting as a road rage incident unrelated to any Black Friday shopping, Walmart’s door busters began at 6 p.m. Thursday. A Tennessee man was wounded in a Thursday night shooting in front of Memphis’s Wolfchase Galleria Mall. Witnesses said a suspect fired several shots in the parking lot and then sped off in a red Ford Mustang, WREG reported. The mall was open at the time of the shooting, with many stores offering Black Friday sales a day early. Police have not identified the victim, provided any details about a possible suspect or said what led up to the shooting.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/shoppers-nevada-new-jersey-killed-black-friday-article-1.2887072 

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10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100

George Dvorsky 11/11/16 10:55am

Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight decades. Undaunted, we’ve put together a list of 10 super-advanced technologies that should be around by the year 2100. Some of these technologies are rather “out there,” but I’m reasonably confident in making these predictions. As radical as some of the items described here appear, most—if not all—should be around by the turn of the 22nd century. The reason has to do with an innovation that doesn’t appear on this list: Artificial superintelligence. As computer scientist I. J. Good aptly pointed out in the 1960s, “the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make.” Once greater-than-human intelligence emerges in a machine—a development that could happen as early as the 2050s—all bets are off in terms of what’s technically possible. Intelligent machines will replace humans as designers and engineers, constructing the technologies of our dreams, including some we hadn’t even thought of. Here are just 10 of those technologies that could change virtually everything. 1. Brain-Linked Virtual Reality Wearable VR-enabling devices like Oculus Rift are all fine and well, but no matter how sophisticated these sorts of gadgets become, a “true” sense of existing in an alternate reality will remain out of reach. What’s required is something a bit more...invasive—and by the time we reach the 2100s we’ll have found a way to create a virtual reality experience that’s indistinguishable from the real thing. Incredibly, these experiences will be fed directly to our brain, bypassing our normal sensory inputs to make it all the more believable. To get that intangible feeling of what it’s like to exist in our surroundings, we’ll need to go to the source of that experience: the human brain. Indeed, the brain (among other things) is a sensory processing device. All of the things we sense on a regular basis, whether it be the smell of your tacos or the glaring glow of your computer screen, are routed to your brain. As Morpheus put it so eloquently in The Matrix: “What is real?...If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” Futurist Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity is Near, explained how this could come about in a Q&A about his book. I see this starting with nanobots in our bodies and brains. The nanobots will keep us healthy, provide full-immersion virtual reality from within the nervous system, provide direct brain-to-brain communication over the Internet, and otherwise greatly expand human intelligence. But keep in mind that nonbiological intelligence is doubling in capability each year, whereas our biological intelligence is essentially fixed in capacity. As we get to the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate. Kurzweil’s time lines are probably a bit optimistic, but his concepts are sound; we’re finding new ways of breaching the blood-brain-barrier and creating microscopic machines that can travel around the body. And just as importantly, we’re creating a detailed map of the brain, including areas responsible for processing incoming sensory information. Once implanted in the brain, Kurzweil’s nanobots would locate the brain’s various sensory inputs and shut them down (e.g. disrupting the electrical signals collected by the retina, ear, etc.), making the person completely unaware of their actual surroundings (it would be the perfect sensory deprivation chamber. In place of these signals, the nanobots, fed by wireless transmission, would replace those missing signals, feeding the brain’s cortical regions with artificial senses—and an entirely new subjective experience. To the person, it would feel like they’ve been transported to another world. 2. Utility Fog Devised by nanotech pioneer J. Storrs Hall, utility fogs are a swarm of nanobots, or “foglets,” that can take on the shape of virtually any object, and change its shape on the fly. Storrs came up with the idea when trying to imagine a futuristic seat belt. But instead of static straps and inflatable airbags, Hall imagined an intelligent cloud of interconnected snowflake-like foglets capable of morphing along with the movements of anything around it, including the passengers of cars. Utility fogs defy the imagination in terms of the technological sophistication required. Each foglet would measure just 10 microns across (roughly the same size as a human cell), be equipped with a tiny, rudimentary onboard computer to control its actions (which would be controlled externally by an artificially intelligent system), and a dozen telescopic arms that extrude outwards in the shape of a dodecahedron. When two foglets link up, they would form a circuit, allowing for the dis