1.PROBLEM 2.REACTION 3.SOLUTION.

The Elite Jews create the illness, then sell the Cure. They create Chaos & Terrorism, then sell the solution.

Zionism is NOT about a homeland for Jews - it's to establish the base of a One World Government, where the Jews tyrannically rule the goyim worldwide

If I converted to Buddhism, does that make me Chinese? If I converted to Hinduism, does that make me Indian? When Khazarians (Turks) converted to Judaism in 740 BC and stole the true Negro Hebrew identity, and turned them into slaves... did that make the counterfeit Jews Hebrew? Well, the Jew World Order seems to think so. They crucified Jesus Christ for exposing them.

The invention of the Muslim Terrorist by our Jewish Governments... to keep us in fear, and to justify raping the World, and slaughtering billions of innocent families in every country for power and control...for their 2 horned God Moloch.

Khazarian-Babylonian Mafia known as the JEW

Every Religion and Church has been infiltrated by the Jews. How do you know? ... if your Church has not discussed the below phrases by Christ... then it has been compromised.

Kuwaiti MP slams Israeli rep at international meeting

Israeli MP walked out of an international conference held in Russia after Kuwait’s chief lawmaker slammed his comments on imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers on Wednesday.

“The saying ‘if you have no shame do as you please’ applies to the comments made by this rapist Israeli parliament,” National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim told lawmakers gathered at Inter-Parliamentary Union talks.

During a discussion about the state of Palestinian lawmakers arrested by Israeli authorities, Ghanim said this “represents the most dangerous types of terrorism – the terrorism of the state.”

“You should grab your bags and leave this hall as you have witnessed the reaction of every honorable parliament around the world,” he said, addressing the Israeli delegation.

“Leave now if you have one ounce of dignity, you occupier, you murderer of children,” he added.

The Israeli delegation left the talks following the remarks by Ghanim and several other parliamentarians.

Over the next 12 hours, video of al-Ghanim’s 45-second tirade was retweeted tens of thousands of times and received hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook.

“Al-Ghanim’s courageous words at the APU summit were indeed historic,” Istanbul-based Palestinian writer Said al-Hajj tweeted. “Real men always rise to the occasion; thank you, Marzouq al-Ghanim.”

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Weinstein doesn’t “happen to be Jewish” — Dr. Duke Exposes the Anti-White Jewish Weaponization of Movies, TV, News & Porn to Destroy the “Goyim.”

Weinstein doesn’t “happen to be Jewish” — Dr. Duke Exposes the Anti-White Jewish Weaponization of Movies, TV, News & Porn to Destroy the “Goyim.”

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Today Dr. Duke clarified the fundamentally Jewish nature of Harvey Weinstein’s serial rape and sexual predation of white actresses. It would be wrong to group Weinstein in with the likes of Bill Clinton and Bill O’Reilly, who were simply horny old men. As Tablet Magazine pointed out, there was something particularly “Jewy” about Weinstein, namely that as a Jew he felt a compulsion to defile and destroy whites and their culture.

It is clear from Weinstein’s body of work, which includes the likes of Django Unchained, the Hateful Eight, and Inglorious Basterds, that Weinstein was dedicated to destroying the white race through incitement of hatred and violence against them and by decimating their morale and their morals. This puts him in the same category as Jewish pornographers like Al Goldstein, the publisher of Screw, who said ‘The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks. Catholicism sucks.” Don Advo also provided fascinating commentary.

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Hollywood Seeks To Distract From Weinstein Scandal With Anti-NRA Propaganda Push

By Chris Menahan

Hollywood hacks eager to distract from the Harvey Weinstein scandal released a propaganda video Wednesday asking people to call congress and tell them to “reject the NRA.”

The video is from “Everytown for Gun Safety,” an anti-gun Democratic group backed mainly by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It features Emma Stone, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore and others (who no doubt said “yes” to Weinstein and other industry bigwigs advances in exchange for fame) demanding Americans be disarmed.

They tell gullible liberals to text a number on their phone and then follow their guide on how to contact their congressmen. They say to tell your representative a few lines which they’ve prerecorded and assure their viewers it will take zero mental exertion.

They specifically oppose two popular and reasonable bills which are backed by millions of law abiding gun owners, one for national reciprocity on concealed carry permits and another to lessen regulations on suppressors so gun owners can stop going deaf.

Everyone should call their representatives and tell them they support both of these bills. Add that you want the DOJ to investigate Hollywood for rampant sex abuse.

It’s worth noting that when Harvey Weinstein was first exposed, he wrote a rambling letter saying he was going to dedicate his life to fighting the NRA.


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The Success and Madness of Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), German philosopher and poet, is one of the most original and influential figures in modern philosophy. His life has attracted more attention from interpreters of his thought, major novelists, psychiatrists, and others than the life of other major philosophers. Misrepresentations of almost every facet of his life have been crucial, for they bear on an understanding of his significance. It is also difficult to obtain reliable information on the authenticity and relative importance of his works and his posthumously published notes, on his madness, and on his relation to Wagner. These problems will therefore be stressed in the following discussion.

LIFE AND PATHOLOGY:

Nietzsche was born in Rocken, Prussia. His father, Ludwig, was 31, and his mother, the daughter of a Lutheran minister, was 18. His paternal grandfather had written several books, including Gamaliel, or the Everlasting Duration of Christianity: For Instruction and Sedation…(1796). Many of Nietzsche’s ancestors were butchers; none of them seem to have been, as he believed, Polish noblemen. His father christened him Friedrich Wilhelm after King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia, on whose birthday he was born. The king became mad a few years later; so did Nietzsche’s father. Nietzsche later shed his middle name, along with his family’s patriotism and religion, but in January 1889 he, too, became insane.

In an early autobiographical sketch Nietzsche wrote, “In September 1848 my beloved father suddenly became mentally ill.” When Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche (born – 1846) published this sketch in her biography of her brother (1895), she changed the wording to read, “…suddenly became seriously ill in consequence of a fall.” (She also published, as addressed to her, letters actually addressed to her mother and drafts of letters to others, but there is no evidence of any forgery that affects Nietzsche’s philosophy.) In fact, the diagnosis of Ludwig Nietzsche’s doctor was softening of the brain (Gehirnerweichung), and after the elder Nietzsche’s death in 1849, his skull was opened, and the diagnosis was confirmed. Nevertheless, most experts agree that the philosopher’s later insanity was not inherited.

In January 1850, Nietzsche’s widowed mother lost her youngest son (who was born in 1848) and moved her family to Naumburg. The household there consisted of Friedrich, his mother (who died in 1897) and sister, his father’s mother, and two maiden aunts. This, as well as his sister’s character, helps to account for some of Nietzsche’s snide remarks about women.

In 1858 Nietzsche accepted free admission to Pforta, a famous boarding school a few miles from Naumburg. He was often at the head of his class and acquired an excellent classical education. In 1861 he wrote an enthusiastic essay on his “favorite poet,” Holderlin, “of whom the majority of his people scarcely even know the name.” Holderlin had spent the last decades of his life in hopeless insanity, but sixty years after Nietzsche wrote his essay, Holderlin was widely recognized as Germany’s greatest poet after Goethe. The teacher wrote on the paper, “I must offer the author the kind advice to stick to a healthier, clearer, more German poet.”

The medical records of the school contain an entry, recorded in 1862: “…shortsighted and often plagued by migraine headaches. His father died early of softening of the brain and was begotten in old age [actually, when his father was 57, his mother 35]; the son at a time when the father was already sick [most experts deny this]. As yet no grave signs are visible, but the antecedents require consideration.”

In 1864 Nietzsche graduated with a thesis on Theognis. He studied theology and classical philosophy at the University of Bonn, but in 1865 he gave up theology and went to Leipzig. There is no evidence that he contracted syphilis in Cologne while he was a student at Bonn, although this story has gained currency; there is, however, inconclusive evidence that two physicians in Liepzig treated Nietzsche for syphilis without telling him their diagnosis. Wilhelm Lange-Eichbaum, a psychiatrist, writes that a Berlin psychiatrist told this and added that the names of the two doctors were known. Another psychiatrist, P.J. Mobius, is said to have possessed letters which were written by these two men but which no longer exist. Be that as it may, Nietzsche evidently never thought he had syphilis, and most of his life he was sexually a complete ascetic. The most that has been claimed is that as a student he may have visited a brothel once or twice. The matter has been much debated because his madness was probably tertiary syphilis, and Thomas Mann’s novel Doktor Faustus, which draws on Nietzsche’s life, has given these questions additional prominence.

Throughout his life Nietzsche’s health was poor. His doctors kept warning him to preserve his very bad eyesight by reading and writing less. He disregarded this advice, fought severe migraine and gastric pains with long walks and much writing, and took pills and potions to purchase a little sleep. His books became his life. As they found no response, his style became shrill, and losing his inhibitions, he said in his later books what he had said earlier only in some of his letters. Out of context some phrases sound mad. Many of Nietzsche’s dicta are redeemed by his wit, which has escaped many translators and interpreters.

In January 1889, Nietzsche collapsed in a street in Turin while embracing a horse that had been flogged by a coachman. His last letters, mailed on the first days of 1889, are mad but meaningful and moving. After the first week of 1889 nothing of even this pathetic brilliance relieved the utter darkness of his mind. He vegetated until his death. But none of his books can be discounted as a product of madness; all repay close study.
The various accounts of Nietzsche’s pathology disagree on many points, but none of them illuminates Nietzsche’s philosophy. When the novelist Arnold Zweig wanted to write a book on Nietzsche, Freud wrote him that Nietzsche’s psychological development could not be reconstructed, and according to Ernest Jones, Freud’s biographer, Freud “several times said of Nietzsche that he had more penetrating knowledge of himself than any other man who ever lived or was ever likely to live.” Lesser psychologists and would-be psychologists have been more condescending.

As a student at Leipzig, Nietzsche discovered Schopenhaur and Richard Wagner, the two greatest influences on his early thought, as well as F.A. Lange’s History of Materialism. In a letter dated November 1886, Nietzsche wrote, “Kant, Schopenhauer, and this book of Lange’s—more I don’t need.” But he also worked on Aeschylus and published papers on Theognis (1867) and a prize-winning essay on Diogenes Laertius (1868-1869). Although the appearance of these articles in Professor Friedrich Ritschl’s journals was a triumph, Nietzsche wrote his friend Erwin Rohde (later a famous classical philologist) that he found his prize paper “repulsive” and utterly inadequate. “What is Diogenes Laertius? Nobody would lose a word over the philistine physiognomy of this scribbler if he were not by accident the clumsy watchman guarding treasures whose value he does not know. He is the night watchman of the history of Greek philosophy: one cannot enter it without obtaining the key from him.”

In October 1867, Nietzsche commenced his military service. In March 1868, while jumping on his horse, he hit the pommel of the saddle with his chest and was badly hurt, but he rode on as if nothing had happened. In August 1868, after prolonged suffering from the injury, he returned home and was formally discharged from the army in October.

Back in Leipzig, he complained, in a letter to Rohde of November 20, “I must again see the swarming philologists’ breed of our day from nearby, and daily have to observe the whole molish business, the full cheek pouches and blind eyes, the delight at having caught a worm, and indifference toward the true and urgent problems of life.” He published scholarly book reviews but at one point considered writing a doctoral thesis on Kant. Early in 1869 he even thought of taking up chemistry, “throwing philology where it belongs, with the household rubble of our ancient ancestors.”

During the following winter the chair of classical philology at the University of Basel fell vacant, and Ritschl recommended him for the post: he had never published contributions from another student nor seen a student like Nietzsche in 39 years of teaching. Nietzsche had not yet written a doctoral thesis, let alone the dissertation generally required before a doctor of philosophy becomes a Privatdozent, or the additional book required for an associate professorship, yet he was appointed an associate professor at Basel at the age of 24. Ritschl wrote that “in Germany that sort of thing happens absolutely never” but reassured the authorities at Basel that although Nietzsche had concentrated on Greek literature and philosophy, “with his great gifts he will work in other fields with the best of success. He will simply be able to do anything he wants to do.” Leipzig conferred the doctorate without thesis or examination, and in April 1869, Nietzsche went to Basel and became a Swiss subject. In 1870 he became a full professor.

In August 1870 he received leave to volunteer as a medical orderly in the Franco-Prussian War. Early in September he returned to Germany with dysentery and diphtheria; he may also have infected himself with syphilis while ministering to the sick soldiers. Without waiting to regain his strength, he returned to Basel in October to teach at both the Gymnasium and the university. During the following months he also audited the lectures of Jakob Burckhardt, the art historian, visited Richard Wagner in Tribschen near Lucerne whenever possible, and finished his first book.

In summing up this account of Nietzsche’s first 28 years, three points merit emphasis. First, although the historical-critical edition of Nietzsche’s Werke (discontinued after five volumes) only includes material published before 1869 and the literature on the young Nietzsche keeps growing, this period commands attention only as the background of his later work. However, legions of errors about Nietzsche’s early period have been used in support of false claims about his philosophy. Second, Nietzsche’s eventual insanity seems over-determined; no explanation of it has been proved, but so many explanations are available that what requires explanation is not so much why he became mad but how he could ever have written over ten books that stamp him as one of Germany’s greatest masters of prose as well as the most influential and inexhaustible German philosopher since Kant and Hagel. Third, he might never have subjected himself to all the requirements for a professorship had it not been offered to him practically gratis.


From the book, “The Encyclopedia of Philosophy” Collier-Macmillan Limited, London 1967, via Ron McVan

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Another Voice of Freedom: Carlos Whitlock Porter on Holocaust Absurdities

Carlos Whitlock Porter was born in 1947 in California into a family of Navy officers and lawyers. C.W. Porter studied in Europe, and is a professional translator and member of the Institute of Linguists. He has translated his work entitled Not Guilty At Nuremberg from his native English into German, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese. C.W. Porter has studied the Holocaust and war crimes trials, including related questions of law, toxicology and chemistry, since 1976. ~ Metapedia

We call it the ‘Hoaxoco$t’ because it is a hoax, and it costs plenty. In addition to the jillions of dollars already paid out, directly or indirectly, in cash, goods, and services to Hoaxoco$t ‘survivors’ and the racketeer state of Israel since 1945, with new, improved ‘Hoaxoco$t survivor’ rip-offs, shake-downs, protection rackets, extortion rackets, blackmail schemes, and related swindles being invented and refined almost every week; one would need a computer to calculate the number of unprovoked ‘air strikes’, invasions, bombings, burnings, sinkings, shellings, confiscations, expulsions, tortures, book-burnings, beatings, arrests and detentions, both with and without trial, all caused by the insane delusion that we are fighting ‘Hitler’ every five seconds, in the need to prevent yet another ‘Hoaxoco$t'(for the umpteenth time).”

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Over 30,000 Published Studies Could Be Wrong Due to Contaminated Cells






Over 30,000 Published Studies Could Be Wrong Due to Contaminated Cells


October 18th, 2017

Via: Science Alert:

Researchers warn that large parts of biomedical science could be invalid due to a cascading history of flawed data in a systemic failure going back decades.

A new investigation reveals more than 30,000 published scientific studies could be compromised by their use of misidentified cell lines, owing to so-called immortal cells contaminating other research cultures in the lab.

The problem is as serious as it is simple: researchers studying lung cancer publish a new paper, only it turns out the tissue they were actually using in the lab were liver cells. Or what they thought were human cells were mice cells, or vice versa, or something else entirely.

If you think that sounds bad, you’re right, as it means the findings of each piece of affected research may be flawed, and could even be completely unreliable.

“Most scientists don’t intentionally publish findings on the wrong cells,” explains one of the researchers, Serge Horbach from Radboud University in the Netherlands.

“It’s an honest mistake. The more concerning problem is that the research data is potentially invalid and impossible to reproduce.”

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YouTube is Censoring Creativity and Punishing Ideological Enemies

The nebulous landscape of YouTube’s regulations has become difficult for users to negotiate. James Allsup provides some insight into what he feels is at the hardened core of YouTube’s policies that effectively demonetize, silence, and censor. It is less about hypocrisy, as Allsup points out, and more about ideology. If your channel is ideologically aligned, you can say what you want with impunity. If you subscribe to a different, right-of-centre view that doesn’t jive with YouTube’s ideological bent, you will be censored in a variety of ways. This video addresses pressing concerns; and compliments Red Ice’s most recent video that speaks to how banned material is often imbued with a dark power that generates interest instead of curbing it.

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Internet Researchers Harnessed the Power of Algorithm to find ‘Hate Speech’

During the municipal elections in spring 2017, a group of researchers and practitioners specialising in computer science, media and communication implemented a hate speech identification campaign with the help of an algorithm based on machine learning.

At the beginning of the campaign, the algorithm was taught to identify hate speech as diversely as possible, for example, based on the big data obtained from open chat groups. The algorithm learned to compare computationally what distinguishes a text that includes hate speech from a text that is not hate speech and to develop a categorisation system for hate speech. The algorithm was then used daily to screen all openly available content the candidates standing in the municipal elections had produced on Facebook and Twitter. The candidates’ account information were gathered using the material in the election machine of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle.

All parties committed themselves to not accepting hate speech in their election campaigns.  On the other hand, if the candidate used a personal Facebook profile instead of the page created and reported for the campaign, it was not included in the monitoring. Finnish word forms and the limited capability of the algorithm to interpret the context the same way humans do also proved to be challenging. The Perspective classifier developed by Google for the identification of hate speech has also suffered from the same problems in recognising the context and, for example, spelling mistakes.

Once the messages have been identified, it is key to define the actions that will follow.

‘From the point of view of the authorities, there were no more than 20 messages that caused measures. Listing words as such is not sufficient because words get their meaning from the way they are combined. On the other hand, without the hate speech machine and researchers, we would not have the resources to do monitoring on this scale’, says Non-Discrimination Ombudsman Kirsi Pimiä.

Hate speech focuses on emotions and beliefs of inequality

To teach the algorithm, the researchers prepared material consisting of thousands of messages and cross analysed it to be able to make it scientifically valid.

‘When categorising messages, the researcher has to take a stance on the language and context, and it is therefore important that several people participate in interpreting the teaching material’, says Salla-Maaria Laaksonen from the University of Helsinki.

It was important that all types of hate speech could be found during the campaign. Immigration and asylum seekers are often the most prominent themes, but it is equally important to identify hate speech targeted at women, ethnic minorities or certain political opinions.

‘Hate speech has always existed. It has always been produced to support the status of one’s own group and to discriminate against the others, but social media has now made it more visible than before. Expression and beliefs based on emotions are emphasised and they are also circulated online. For example, if the candidate removed what he or she had written soon after it had been published during the campaign, it could still remain as a screen capture’, says Reeta Pöyhtäri from the University of Tampere.

Hate speech is defined in the legislation in many European countries, whereas ordinary people use the term hate speech with very broad meanings. All angry speech is not punishable hate speech from the point of view of the law. For example, it has to be targeted at groups that are in positions that are more vulnerable, be discriminatory or contain a threat of violence. The project used the definition of hate speech drawn up by the Council of Europe and the Ethical Journalism Network.

Hate speech as a conference topic 

According to Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, social media services and platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, could utilise identification of hate speech if they wanted to and that way influence the activities of internet users.

‘There is no other way to extend it to the level of individual citizens.’

Apart from the changes in Finnish society and culture, the economic situation is also regarded as a factor that increases xenophobia. Changing the behaviour involving hate speech therefore seems to be a challenging task in spite of the monitoring, moderation, campaigns to change attitudes and media education that are carried out.

‘We should analyse the reasons behind hate speech in more detail. It would be interesting to know who are the people sending those hate messages, what motivates them and how many of them are trolls. Are there any common factors in their circumstances, such as social exclusion, and why do they have to demonstrate their hatred by despising people and by questioning other people’s human dignity’, Kirsi Pimiä says.

The work done during the campaign will continue in a conference organised by the Association of Internet Researchers in Tartu between 18 and 21 October. One of the workshops will discuss the state of hate speech on the internet, the possibilities and challenges in the identification of hate speech, and the ways to respond to the challenges hate speech poses online. The workshop is organised jointly by the researchers of Aalto University and the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere who participated in the campaign and Open Knowledge Finland.

‘It was important for us to reflect on how researchers could contribute to the solution of such an important societal problem. Confrontation takes place at many levels in society today and we would like to challenge the international science community to discuss this phenomenon together in our workshop’, says Matti Nelimarkka who is a researcher at Aalto University and HIIT.

In addition to the three universities, the Office of the Non-Discrimination Ombudsman and the Finnish League for Human Rights together with researchers from the Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations, Open Knowledge Finland, Futurice and Rajapinta ry participated in the campaign implemented during the municipal elections. The project is linked to four research projects funded by the Academy of Finland and the Kone Foundation.

 

 

 

 

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Tom Marino out as Trump’s Drug Czar Nominee

President Trump announced Tuesday that his nominee for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position.

“Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter. “Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!”

The announcement came following a joint investigation by CBS’ “60 Minutes” and The Washington Post on the opioid crisis.

The report found that Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration during the height of the crisis. Marino, R-Pennsylvania, was the chief advocate for the 2016 bill at the center of the investigation.

The bill weakened the DEA’s control over opioid drug distributors.

Later Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump told Fox News Radio that Marino wanted to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest with drug and insurance companies.

“There was a couple of articles having to do with him and drug companies,” Mr. Trump said. “And I will tell you he felt compelled. He feels strong about the opioid problem and the drug problem, which is a worldwide problem, it’s a problem that we have. And Tom Marino said, ‘I’ll take a pass, I have no choice, I’ll really take a pass, I want to do it.’ He was very gracious, I have to say that.”

Minutes after Mr. Trump sent his tweet Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence spoke about Marino’s withdrawal in a radio interview.

“We think very highly of Congressman Marino and respect his decision to withdraw,” Pence told WMAL radio.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who led Democrats on Monday in voicing opposition against Marino’s nomination, hailed Tuesday’s announcement.

“Thanks for recognizing we need a drug czar who has seen the devastating effects of the problem,” Manchin said in a tweet to the president.

On Monday, Mr. Trump said during an impromptu press conference in the White House Rose Garden that he would “make a change” if he decided the bill Marino sponsored was “negative.”

“If I think it’s 1 percent negative to doing what we want to do, I will make a change,” Mr. Trump told CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett.

The president said Monday that he hadn’t spoken to Marino about Sunday’s report.

“He’s a good man,” Mr. Trump said. “I have not spoken to him, but I will speak to him, and I’ll make that determination.”

Marino’s nomination was pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but no confirmation hearing for him had been scheduled, CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy reports. Mr. Trump sent up the nomination in early September.

A staffer for Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and the committee’s chairman, told Portnoy on Monday that Marino had yet to submit the questionnaire given to him by the committee, and as a result a hearing hadn’t been scheduled.

Lawmakers were struggling Monday to figure out how they unwittingly passed a bill weakening the DEA, CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.

The one-and-a-half-year-old law makes it harder for drug enforcement officers to block suspicious shipments of opiates that can flood the black market and fuel addiction.

“There should have been a giant flashing red light,” Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill told Cordes.

She introduced a bill Monday to repeal the law.

“I think it was fairly clear some of them were trying to work with the drug companies,” McCaskill said.

But Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch defended the law and his role in writing it.

“Anyone who claims that I or anyone else steamrolled DEA and DOJ on this bill is either ignorant or woefully misinformed,” Hatch said on the Senate floor.

And other sponsors said they got mixed messages from law enforcement.

Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, said when she met with the acting head of the DEA he “insisted that the bill would not negatively impact their work.” 

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Photos: Iran-Turkey sign agreement

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A look at Iranian newspaper front pages on October 19

The top story in all Iranian newspapers today was the remarks made by the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei about US President Donald Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric, Europe’s stances on Iran’s regional presence and missile program, and the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

This was Ayatollah Khamenei’s first official reaction since the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Several newspapers, particularly the pro-government ones, widely covered the comments by European officials about their resolve to continue trade ties with Tehran. However, Iran’s Leader noted that paying lip service is not enough and they should show their support in action. Ayatollah Khamenei also urged Europe to refrain from interfering in Iran’s defensive program and regional presence.

Almost all pro-government and reformist papers also covered the financial charges against former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Economic papers, meanwhile, covered the Chinese president’s remarks about Beijing’s efforts to create new era of Chinese Socialism and turning into the world’s number one economic power.

Newspapers also continued covering the allegations about Iranian General Qassem Soleimani’s mediation between the Iraqi central government and the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:

Abrar:

1- Central Bank Governor: We Have No Illegally Operating Financial Institute

2- Rouhani: Iran Welcomes Promotion of Ties with Uzbekistan

3- Former Iraqi Intelligence Official: Iran’s Mediation Prevented Bloodshed, Destruction

4- Trump: We’ll Counter Iran, North Korea


 

Afkar:

1- Shamkhani: Europe Just Paying Lip Service after JCPOA

2- IRGC General: Continued Implementation of Dead Nuclear Deal Not Beneficial


 

Aftab-e Yazd:

1- Aref Trying to Hold Reformists Accountable

2- Foreign Ministry Spokesman: Iran to Continue Cooperation with North Korea


 

Arman-e Emrooz:

1- Leader: We Won’t Scrap Nuclear Deal If Others Don’t Do It

2- Parliament Speaker: Suspension of Zoroastrian Councillor Illegal


 

Ebtekar:

1- Shamkhani: Europe Should Take Practical Steps against US Gov’t


 

Etemad:

1- Iran Leader: Europe Should Stand against US

2- Larijani Defends Zoroastrian Member of Yazd City Council

3- Details of Ahmadinejad’s IRR 46,000 Billion Offence


 

Ettela’at:

1-Acting Energy Minister: Iran to Fertilize Clouds in Areas with Low Precipitation

2- Iran Leader: Europeans Should Stand against US Anti-Iran Stances

3- Biden: European Leaders Comparing Trump to Mussolini

4- Rouhani: Collective Efforts Needed for Maintaining Mideast Peace, Security


 

Jame Jam:

1- Iran Leader: If They Tear Apart JCPOA, We’ll Shred It

2- Barzani, the Big Loser


 

Javan:

1-Iran Leader: I Don’t Waste My Time by Responding to Rude US President

2- Iran’s Missiles None of Europe’s Business: Ayatollah Khamenei


 

Jomhouri Eslami:

1- Iran Leader: US Will Once Again Be Defeated by Iranian Nation

2- Iran, Norway Sign €2 Billion Energy Deal

3- Iraqi Kurdistan’s Parliament Speaker Call for Barzani’s Resignation


 

Kayhan:

1- Iran Leader: JCPOA Is to US Benefit; If They Tear It Apart, We’ll Shred It

2- Syrian Army’s Legendary Man Martyred

3- British Security Official: We’ve Never Been Faced with Terrorist Threats as We Are Today

4- New Yorker: Most Serious Opponents of Iran Back JCPOA


 

Shargh:

1- We’ve Never Turned Our Back to Negotiation

2- PUK Representative in Iran: Iraqi Kurdistan Accepted General Soleimani’s Plan

 

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Trump’s top defense, political advisers oppose scrapping Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — President Donald Trump remains determined to destroy the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the nuclear agreement with Iran, even though his own senior officials have urged him to retain it and he has no real strategy to replace it, political analysts told Sputnik.

On Monday, Trump said the United States might unilaterally withdraw the United Statesfrom the nuclear agreement despite the other P5+1 signatory nations reaffirming their commitment to the JCPOA and confirming Iran’s compliance with it.

Trump Didn’t Think Through the Dangers of Scrapping the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Numerous observers have said the rules of the 2015 nuclear agreement are being followed by the Tehran government, but some go further by claiming Trump did not think through the consequences of withdrawing the United States from the JCPOA.

“Trump has given zero thought to what would then transpire,” University of Minnesota Professor of Anthropology and Middle East historian William Beeman told Sputnik. “American policymakers, even his own military and political advisers are completely opposed to this action.”

Beeman, author of “The ‘Great Satan’ vs. the ‘Mad Mullahs’: How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other,” said Trump had acted recklessly in threatening to destroy the nuclear agreement given that the United States cannot win if engaged in a potential conflict with Iran.

“There is no indication that he has thought this through. His military advisers have told him that the United States could never win a war with Iran,” he said.

Trump was alone in imagining that he could force the Iranians to renegotiate the nuclear agreement from scratch, Beeman remarked.

“But that is the President we have — a thoughtless, ignorant man whose own ego is more important than our national reputation, or the stability of the Middle East,” he said.

Trump lacked any serious plan or long-term strategy to deal with Iran and had nothing credible to replace the nuclear agreement with, Beeman claimed.

Trump “promised to ‘tear up’ the JCPOA as a candidate and has been furious that he has had no means to cancel it,” Beeman recalled.

The US President now believes that the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 provided him with a clever way to carry out his campaign promise without actually withdrawing from the nuclear agreement, Beeman explained.

Nevertheless, Trump “has no basis for declaring the Iranians out of compliance with the JCPOA (in fact he was forced to declare the Iranians in compliance last month), but he could ‘decertifiy’ the act by declaring that it was not in the interest of United States foreign policy,” he said.

Trump had no factual justification for making that claim against Tehran, Beeman warned, saying that the President’s statement had been based on “actually nothing.”

Trump did not appear to either want a war with Iran personally nor did he believe that he was provoking the Iranians into a possibly dangerous response to his actions, Beeman explained.

However, Beeman added that he did not believe Trump’s moves would set off any full-scale conflict.

If, as expected, none of those other parties are willing to re-impose sanctions, Iran could ignore US criticisms and expand its trade and investment ties with other nations, Beeman advised.

Trump’s Heated Rhetoric May Lead to Miscalculation, Middle East Conflict

“Trump’s overheated rhetoric and actions toward Iran seem to be directed in getting a better deal. I don’t think he thinks the war will occur, but his hostility toward the nuclear agreement could make one happen anyway,” Center for Peace & Democracy Director Ivan Eland said.

Trump could stumble into a full-scale Middle East conflict by miscalculation, Eland warned.

Or the President could “paint himself into a corner in which he has to take military action or lose face,” he said.

Last week, Trump announced the US administration’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA.

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5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran

AP — Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern Kerman province.

The Wednesday report says the quake rocked Anar village, some 700 kilometers (400 miles) south of Tehran. It says the epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

Iran is prone to earthquakes as it sits on many major fault lines. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.

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Commander hails popular support for IRGC

In a statement on Thursday, Major General Jafari applauded the national backing and warm voices of support for the IRGC in the wake of the US administration’s recent psychological onslaught against the Islamic Republic.

Assuring the Iranian people of the IRGC’s continued efforts to protect the country and the Islamic Revolution, the general said the threats posed by the enemies indicate that boosting “defense preparedness” should remain a top priority for Iran.

He also described US President Donald Trump’s anxiety and trembling voice in his recent anti-Iran speech as a sign of beginning of the era of failure for the hegemonic system.

On Friday, Trump set out a new strategy for dealing with Iran, saying it begins with imposing tough sanctions on the IRGC, accusing Iran of “proliferation of missiles and weapons that threaten its neighbor’s global trade and freedom of navigation.”

Following the speech, Iranians took to the social media to criticize Trump, mocking his “ridiculous” speech and threats.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also released several posts in his Twitter account to remind the US president of Iran’s internal unity, saying, “Today, Iranians–boys, girls, men, women–are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror.

On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the nation’s unified voice against the US president’s hostile remarks, saying such collective reactions would force Washington to back off from its policies.

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Shallow earthquake at 6.1 magnitude hits off the coast of Japan

    

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 424 miles off Japan’s island of Kyushu at a depth of 6.2 miles, the agency said.

There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

This comes two weeks after a similar earthquake, at 6.3 on the Richter scale, hit 180 miles east of Iwaki, south of Fukushima, Japan.

It occurred 50 miles deep on the Japan trench, which is part of the area of seismic activity known as the Pacific Ring Of Fire.

A similar earthquake back in 2011 killed 15,894 people and injured 10 more when a tsunami, landslides and fires broke out as a result.

But experts are predicting today’s quake should pass by without causing any harm.

It comes just two weeks after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck six miles deep off the same coast at 2.37am.

The Pacific Ring Of Fire has been particularly active in recent weeks with volcanoes in Vanuatu and Bali looking ready to erupt.

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5,000-mile long ‘atmospheric river’ to deliver heavy rain, feet of snow to Northwest US

    

An atmospheric river is poised to funnel gigantic amounts of rain and snow to the Northwest over the next few days.

As much as 15 inches of rain is forecast in the mountains along with several inches in coastal areas, including Portland and Seattle. It could be Seattle’s wettest weather since February, the National Weather Service said.

There is also a risk of flash flooding in western Washington and northwestern Oregon on Thursday as a result of the heavy rainfall, the weather service warned.

Snowfall will expand throughout the Washington and Oregon Cascades and parts of the northern Rockies on Thursday – with some light snowfall in higher elevations of northern California. By Friday, snow will continue across the Cascades and throughout the northern Rockies.

On the very tops of the Cascade mountains, a whopping 9 feet of snow could fall, the weather service said.

Some of the rain will make it down to fire-ravaged California in the next few days. However, while a few periods of rain are in store for northern California late Thursday through Friday, a widespread, fire-quenching rainfall is not expected, AccuWeather said.

Another one of these rivers in the sky could funnel rain into Oregon by the weekend.

Atmospheric rivers

Made visible by clouds, the ribbons of water vapor known as atmospheric rivers can extend thousands of miles from the tropics to the western USA. They provide the fuel for the massive rainstorms and subsequent floods along the U.S. West Coast.

The one that’s fueling the storms this week stretches some 5,000 miles, all the way from Asia.

Though beneficial for water supplies in the western USA, these events can wreak havoc on travel, bring deadly mudslides and cause catastrophic damage to life and property, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

One well-known nickname for an atmospheric river is the “Pineapple Express,” which occurs when the source of the moisture is near Hawaii. A single strong atmospheric river can transport up to 15 times the water vapor compared with the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory.

Last winter, an onslaught of atmospheric rivers knocked out the five-year drought in Northern California. Much of the Sierra Nevada saw its rainiest and snowiest October-February period on record, the weather service said.

Warmer, drier next week

The cooler, damper weather will likely be short-lived. Another warm, dry pattern is forecast for next week in the West, especially in southern California.

“A strong upper ridge building across the southwestern U.S. should bring some record warmth to the region early next week,” the weather service said. “Current forecast highs above the 100 degree mark over Southern California may break some daily records.” Hot, dry, breezy conditions could spur on a fire weather risk during the period.

High temperatures are expected to soar as much as 30 degrees above average in Southern California, with the worst heat arriving Tuesday.

Almost the entire state of California will see highs in the 80s and 90s by early next week.

“Record heat is forecast for early next week,” the Los Angeles office of the weather service said.

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Demented Slovenian ‘artist’ who breast-fed dog and fertilized one of her eggs with a dog cell wins award

    

A Slovenian “artist” breastfed her dogs and fertilized one of her eggs with a dog cell as part of an award-winning three-month art project.

Maja Smrekar lived in seclusion with her dogs as part of the lengthy artistic experiment, which was titled “K-9_topology.”

During that time, she triggered her body to produce breast milk by systematic breast pumping. She then breastfed her puppy Ada to explore “the social and ideological instrumentalization of the female body and breastfeeding.”


Comment: The only thing this poor woman is ‘exploring’ is her own disordered psychological makeup. In a sane society, she would be deemed in need of psychological help. In our ‘modern’ society, she wins awards and is emulated.

Smrekar also took a fat cell from another dog, Byron, and used it to fertilize one of her eggs using a method similar to IVF. The fat cell was a non-sexual cell, so no dog’s sperm was used in the project.

The artist said on her website that the project grew out of the “observation of zeitgeist through the so called thanatopolitical dimension of contemporary biopolitical practices.” She created a video (parts NSFW) depicting all the stages of the artistic work.


Comment: In case you were wondering, the quoted statement above is completely meaningless in this context. ‘Thanatopolitical’ is a term coined by ‘postmodern’ nutjob ‘philosopher’ Michel Foucault to describe the politics of organizing who should live and who should die (and how) in a given form of society. ‘Biopolitics’ means basically the same thing. So this ‘artist’ claims that her decision to breastfeed a dog was based on her observation of the supposed way society and government “decides” how people die, like in wars for example. Make sense? Didn’t think so. That’s ‘postmodernism’ for ya.

Despite the bizarre nature of the project, it proved remarkably popular with experts and was awarded the top prize in the Hybrid art section of the Prix Ars Electronica, one of the best known prizes in the field of electronic and interactive art.

“What is making this artwork so special is the total commitment of the artist,” the jury said in a statement.


Comment: Yes, it’s ‘special’ for sure. But not in a good way. The artist’s ‘total commitment’ to this project should see her committed, along with the jury members.

“Exposing her body to hormone roller-coasters of false pregnancy and organizing the lab infrastructure to execute the complicated biotech protocol in order to create a poetic masterpiece evoking the challenges of posthumanistic dilemma.


Comment: A poetic masterpiece? She breastfed a DOG for god’s sake! Get her some psychological help!

“K-9_topology is a true hybrid artwork with a profound bio-political message and is certain to bring a lot of discussion to the audience from both the art and science sides”.


Comment: Oooh! A ‘bio-political message’ no less! Ideally this crass ‘art’ would bring a lot of discussion about the sickness that has taken hold of Western society and manifesting most clearly in ‘art’. But don’t hold your breath.

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30,000 sq mile Antarctic ice hole & Arctic ice gain anomalies

    

The media sounds alarm bells that there is a 30,000 square mile ice hole that opened in the Antarctic sea ice, as if its because of global warming, but they forget to add that this occurred in the 1970’s as well. Arctic sea ice continues to grow at record pace and Greenland with massive gains to the top of the charts in the S.E. All of these changes were forecast to occur during the Grand Solar Minimum.

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Sick Modern ‘Art’ Depicting Bestiality Installed Near Paris Louvre

    

The controversial “Domestikator” sculpture, which many say appears to depict a human being performing a sex act on a four-legged animal, has found a new home after being deemed too “provocative” and “risque” by the Louvre.

The large walk-through sculpture was created by Dutch artist Joep Van Lieshout. It houses several smaller sculptures and a bed and was set to be installed in the Tuileries Gardens, near the Louvre, but the famous French gallery decided that it risked “being misunderstood by the visitors to the gardens.”


Comment: What’s to misunderstand? This is a crude and ugly manifestation of the inner workings of a deranged Dutch person.

Domestikator will instead be housed very close to the Louvre at the Pompidou Centre Museum.

The museum’s director, Bernard Blistene, struck a defiant note in telling Reuters why the museum is taking the sculpture.

“Obscene, pornographic? Well, obscenity is everywhere, pornography, sadly, is everywhere, certainly not in this work of art,” he said.

“This work of art is funny, it is an obvious nod to the relationship of abstraction and figurative painting that co-exist in Dutch art in the 20th century. Spiritual yes, obscene no.”


Comment: Modern ‘art’ critics usually attempt to cover up their schzoidal natures with meaningless words.

Joep van Lieshout said that he is happy the work of art has found a home. “I’m very pleased that the Centre Pompidou was able to see beyond the sensationalized interpretations of this work,” he said in a statement.

“Domestikator was always intended to be a catalyst for thought, as it addresses the very serious issue of how humans employ technology.”


Comment: Eh…no. It’s a crappy box structure depicting a human having sex with an animal.

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Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes


Source: Mass Private I

The future of privacy in big cities is bleak, cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes.

What are SmartNodes?

SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc., all-in-one light pole.

The city of Los Angeles, Calfornia is working with Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB to turn 110,000 street lights into a one-of-a-kind citywide SmartNode surveillance network.

“The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting and Philips Lighting have collaborated on a program that uses CityTouch connected street lighting management and connected sensors to obtain additional value from the public lighting system.”

Phillips SmartPoles are equipped with ‘environmental noise monitoring’ microphones. Phillips microphones are designed to spy on ‘raucous neighbors and loud music’.



Where could the music be coming from you ask?

Phillips doesn’t say, but you can bet they mean people, vehicles and homes. Which means, SmartPoles can listen to more than just noise.(Click here to watch Phillips Lighting admit SmartPoles are great data collecting conduits.)

Los Angeles wants 110,000 spying street lights


In the above video, Remco Muijs boasts that Phillips and the city of Los Angeles are working together to host third-party sensors that influence people’s behavior.

Because nothing says influencing people’s behavior, quite like 110,000 spying street lights.

Companies are paying cities to install spying SmartPoles


An article in PTC reveals that private companies are paying cities $1200 yearly, for each SmartPole they install.

“The streetlight-based cells will generate revenues by being leased to wireless providers. The City of Los Angeles will receive $1200 per year for each SmartPole. The installation of 100 IoT-connected streetlights is currently in process in Los Angeles. Philips and the city plan to expand the network to 600 streetlights by 2018. Philips, under a tech development pilot program, is also installing 50 SmartPoles in The City of San Jose.”

To translate that into dollar figures, if Los Angeles turns 110,000 light poles into SmartPole’s they would make approximately $13.2 million a year.

And with that much money at stake, it won’t be long before every city in America turns their street lights into money making, spying SmartPoles.

SmartNodes are all about surveillance


Last year, I warned everyone that DHS and the TSA are installing microphones on light posts to spy on commuters.

But ENE-HUB’s, SmartNode’s make those light posts, look like child’s play.

ENE-HUB’s brochure, reveals they are equipped with Wi-Fi detectors, microphones, CCTV cameras, speakers and travel card readers which I assume means transit car readers. (Click here to find out more.)

SmartNodes also come equipped with…

A recent article in KCRW reveals that ENE-HUB’s, SmartNode’s could also be equipped with ‘video streaming and gun shot sensors connected to police and fire stations’. One can assume that in the near future, SmartNode’s will also be equipped with E-ZPass readers and license plate readers.

ENE-HUB’s ‘benefits’ section admits that governments can use multiple revenue streams to spy on their citizens for 25-30 years. (Click here to watch ENE-HUB’s smart city video.)

Unfortunately, Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB aren’t the only ones trying to turn entire cities into giant surveillance networks.

Four months ago, I warned everyone that Siemens, GE, Cisco, LED lighting maker Acuity Brands and mall developer Simon Property Group are also installing spying SmartNodes across the country.

After writing numerous articles about Smart Cities, SmartPoles and SmartNodes one thing becomes crystal clear.

They are all about corporate/government surveillance.


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Senate Launches Probe Into Russian Nuclear Bribery Case That Netted Clintons Millions


Source: Zero Hedge

As the media continues to lose their collective minds over $100,000 worth of Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russians during the 2016 election, the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally decided they’re going to take a look into a shady Russian deal that handed Putin 20% of America’s uranium reserves, was approved by the Obama administration during an ongoing FBI investigation into charges of bribery, extortion and money laundering by the Russian buyer and netted the Clintons millions of dollars in donations and ‘speaking fees.”  Here’s more from The Hill:  


Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.

Though the hearing was scheduled for other purposes, aides said they expected Grassley to ask Sessions questions about a story published in The Hill on Tuesday that disclosed the FBI had uncovered evidence showing Russian nuclear officials were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving bribes, kickbacks and money laundering designed to expand Russian President Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business on U.S. soil.

“It has recently come to the Committee’s attention that employees of Rosatom were involved in a criminal enterprise involving a conspiracy to commit extortion and money laundering during the time of the CFIUS transaction,” Grassley wrote in one such letter addressed to Sessions.

“The fact that Rosatom subsidiaries in the United States were under criminal investigation as a result of a U.S. intelligence operation apparently around the time CFIUS approved the Uranium One/Rosatom transaction raises questions about whether that information factored into CFIUS’ decision to approve the transaction,” the chairman added.

As we pointed out last summer when Peter Schweizer first released his feature documentary Clinton Cash, the Uranium One deal, as approved by the Obama Administration, netted the Clintons and their Clinton Foundation nearly $150 million in donations and ‘speaking fees’ from Uranium One shareholders and other Russian entities.

Russian Purchase of US Uranium Assets in Return for $145mm in Contributions to the Clinton Foundation – Bill and Hillary Clinton assisted a Canadian financier, Frank Giustra, and his company, Uranium One, in the acquisition of uranium mining concessions in Kazakhstan and the United States.  Subsequently, the Russian government sought to purchase Uranium One but required approval from the Obama administration given the strategic importance of the uranium assets.  In the run-up to the approval of the deal by the State Department, nine shareholders of Uranium One just happened to make $145mm in donations to the Clinton Foundation.  Moreover, the New Yorker confirmed that Bill Clinton received $500,000 in speaking fees from a Russian investment bank, with ties to the Kremlin, around the same time.  Needless to say, the State Department approved the deal giving Russia ownership of 20% of U.S. uranium assets

Now, thanks to newly released affidavits from a case that landed one of the Russian co-conspirators, Vadim Mikerin, in jail, we learned just yesterday that not only was the Obama administration aware the Russians’ illegal acts in the U.S. but it may have also been fully aware that “Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow.”  Per The Hill:


Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow,sources told The Hill.

And guess who ran the FBI’s investigation into this particular Russian plot?  As The Hill noted, the Mikerin probe began in 2009 under Robert Mueller, now the special counsel in charge of the Trump case, and ended in late 2015 under the controversial, former FBI Director James Comey who was relieved of his duties by President Trump.

Ironically, when the DOJ finally arrested Mikerin in 2014, following 5 years of investigations in a massive international bribery and money-laundering scheme, rather than publicly celebrate, they seemingly swept it under the rug.  In fact, there was no public release concerning the case at all until a full year later when the DOJ announced a plea deal with Mikerin right before labor day.


But the Justice Department and FBI took little credit in 2014 when Mikerin, the Russian financier and the trucking firm executives were arrested and charged.

The only public statement occurred an entire year later when the Justice Department put out a little-noticed press release in August 2015, just days before Labor Day. The release noted that the various defendants had reached plea deals.

By that time, the criminal cases against Mikerin had been narrowed to a single charge of money laundering for a scheme that officials admitted stretched from 2004 to 2014. And though agents had evidence of criminal wrongdoing they collected since at least 2009, federal prosecutors only cited in the plea agreement a handful of transactions that occurred in 2011 and 2012, well after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’s approval.

The final court case also made no mention of any connection to the influence peddling conversations the FBI undercover informant witnessed about the Russian nuclear officials trying to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons even though agents had gathered documents showing the transmission of millions of dollars from Russia’s nuclear industry to an American entity that had provided assistance to Bill Clinton’s foundation,sources confirmed to The Hill.

So, what if James Comey really was looking out for Hillary all along?


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Missing Vegas Massacre Security Guard Resurfaces…


The mystery is over. After vanishing since last Thursday, wounded Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found… On the set of ‘Ellen’.

As we noted previously, the general story of Campos’ disappearance appears to have been confirmed by ABC journalist Stephanie Wash, who tweeted Thursday evening:



Media scrum tonight as we learn security officer shot in Vegas attack, Jesus Campos’ whereabouts are unknown.”

 

“Jesus Campos was set to do 5 intvs tonight per union president, but they’ve lost contact. ‘We were in a room & we came out & he was gone,’” she also tweeted.

Then, David Hickey of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) told reporters Friday that he got a text the night before saying Jesus Campos was taken to a UMC Quick Care facility, though he did not specify where or whom the text came from.

A spokesperson at the UMC Quick Care, which has eight locations throughout the Las Vegas area, told Fox News on Monday that they had “heard nothing” about Campos visiting them.

And now, as Ellen herself tweeted this morning, we know where he is…

As The LA Times reports, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard, who was the first shooting victim in the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas.

In a recording of his appearance on “Ellen” obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Campos, who said he was “doing better each day, slowly but surely,” confirmed he had called in when he was shot – before the full rampage began.

But he gave few other details that would answer nagging questions about the response of hotel security and Las Vegas police.

He said he called security dispatch to transfer his call to the building’s engineers, who sent an engineer to examine the door.



“At that time I heard what I assumed was drilling sounds,” Campos said. (Officials have said that Paddock appeared to be drilling into a wall inside his room for unknown reasons.) As Campos walked down the hall, away from Paddock’s suite, the outer door of the access room, which was unblocked, closed loudly behind him.

 

“I believe that’s what caught the shooter’s attention,” Campos said. “As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire, and at first I took cover.” The gunman was shooting through the door of his hotel suite. “I don’t know how he was shooting.”

 

Campos felt a “burning sensation” and went to lift his pant leg up and, seeing blood, realized he’d been shot.

 

“That’s when I called it in on my radio that shots had been fired,” Campos said. “I was going to say that I was hit, but I got on my cellphone just to clear that radio traffic for — they can coordinate the rest of the call.”

The photo of Campos holding a cane on the set Tuesday shows him alongside maintenance engineer Stephen Schuck, who was also shot at by the gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.


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Is Bitcoin A Tower Of Monetary Babel?


Authored by Antonius Aquinas,

The promoters of crypto currencies have gushingly touted them as the mechanism by which the present central banking cabal and the system of nation states which derive much of their power from will be brought down and replaced by digital money. 

 

 

Despite their meteoric rise as speculative “assets,” there are fundamental economic reasons why they will never act as a general medium of exchange despite the wild enthusiasm for them by the crypto-currency cultists.

Money – a general medium of exchange – is the most marketable (exchangeable) commodity in an economy.  As a good, money is not sought after for its direct use – to satisfy individual wants – but to satisfy wants indirectly through exchange for other goods.  Over time, one good becomes money since it possesses qualities superior to all other goods as a money.  When gold became demanded not for its “use value,” but for its “exchange value,” it became a general medium of exchange – money.

As a consumer good, gold possessed a value or a “price” prior to it becoming a money, as the eminent monetary theorist Murray Rothbard explains:



…embedded in the demand for money is knowledge of the money-prices of the immediate past; in contrast to directly-used consumers’ or producers’ goods, money must have pre-existing prices on which to ground a demand.

 

But the only way this can happen is by beginning with a useful commodity under barter, and then adding demand for a medium to the previous demand for direct use (e.g., for ornaments in the case of gold.)*

Thus, Bitcoin’s “price” is not in terms of its original commodity price, but its price is in terms of dollars, Euros, yuan, etc.  In the dollar’s case, it was at one time linked to gold, but has since been severed from it while Bitcoin has had no such relationship.

Once money is established, then prices are expressed in terms of it and thus economic calculation can rationally take place and the division of labor and specialization can be expanded.  Rothbard continues:



The establishment of money conveys another great benefit.  Since all exchanges are made in money, all the exchange-ratios are expressed in money, and so people can now compare the market worth of each good to that of every other good.**

Once gold became money, the price of goods became expressed in gold not in other elements – nickel, zinc, lead, etc. With the proliferation of crypto currencies, there will be a myriad of different price ratios for each good.  There will be a Bitcoin price for a car, an Ethereum price for a car, a Dogecoin price of a car, and so on.  This is the antithesis of the purpose of money – one unit of account that reflect prices for all commodities as Rothbard shows:



Because gold is a general medium it is most marketable, it can be stored to serve as a medium in the future as well as the present, and all prices are expressed in its terms.

 

Because gold is a commodity medium for all exchanges, it can serve as a unit of account for present, and expected future, prices.  It is important to realize that money cannot be an abstract unit of account or claim, except insofar as it serves as a medium of exchange.***  [my emphasis]

Crypto currencies, therefore, directly violate one of the main principles of monetary theory.  The vast array of digital money, all with unique price ratios (to say the least of their volatility), would make economic calculation and rational planning next to impossible.  In this sense, the current world of fiat dollars would be preferable to a Tower of Monetary Babel that digital currencies would create.

Central banks and governments do not fear crypto currency challengers to their monetary hegemony.  They, of course, jealously monitor the crypto market worried that any gains accrued may not be subject to tax.  Central banksters do fear gold for it remains, despite being demonetized, the last check on profligate central bank monetary expansion. And, because countries who wisely understand gold’s importance and seek to get out from under the yoke of King Dollar (most notably China and Russia), continue to voraciously accumulate the yellow metal.

The return of true prosperity will only come about when gold is once again at the center of the monetary order and fiat currencies such as the dollar, Euro, and now Bitcoin are forgettable memories of a misguided and corrupt age.


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Israeli women march to ‘wage peace’ but refuse to challenge the occupation

I don’t like to start articles with throat-clearing but I need to start here with with full disclosure:

My mom is a very active member in the Israeli NGO Women Wage Peace (WWP) and I’m obviously a man. Those are two things that have admittedly inhibited me in writing critically about this organization and its recent event, the peace march called “Journey to Peace”, which ended with a rally Sunday last week in Jerusalem, after a two week march through Israel and Palestine.

What’s there not to like, you might ask? Israeli women of the whole political spectrum were joining with some Palestinian women (they call the Palestinian women who are Israeli citizens ‘Arabs’), and they were even endorsed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Who could say anything bad about this? Indeed, the international mainstream press was highly positive, and the organization proudly lists many of the stories.

And yet, not all were happy with this. The Times of Israel posited that the “Israeli-Palestinian women’s peace march exposes Palestinian divides”, noting both Hamas and BDS opposition to what was perceived as “normalizing relations with Israel”. This depiction automatically portrays the Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority as the ‘moderate’ ones, where Hamas and BDS are automatically depicted as the more ‘intransigent’.

But Hamas and BDS were not the only ones critical of the initiative – there were in fact women – Jewish, Israeli women, who spoke quite vociferously and critically against it. One of these women, Orly Noy, a voice that is always worth listening to, has written an article last Friday in +972 Magazine, titled “How can women ‘wage peace’ without talking about occupation?”. I think that article is a must-read, and should definitely not be drowned in the euphoric sense of 30,000 women wearing white, singing songs and banging drums together.

“I write these words with a great deal of sadness”, Noy points out,

“In the political reality of the last few decades, there is nothing trivial about the fact that tens of thousands of women are demanding to change that reality and are willing to march down the streets of every town and city in order to build their movement. That this is a women’s initiative gives it even greater potential. And yes, there is such a thing as women-led politics and it can be revolutionary and powerful — a politics that first and foremost challenges existing hierarchies and social structures”, Noy writes.

And yet –

“The women-led politics I saw in Jerusalem was the complete opposite of that, however. It was the kind that only strengthens those existing power structures. It was a politics in which being a woman means wearing white, singing and dancing.”

I share these sentiments exactly.

I want us to look at what is actually going on here, and a good place to start is the Women Wage Peace mission statement. It says that the goal is “To reach an honourable and bilaterally acceptable political agreement of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict which is to be reached by 2018”.

How will this be done? Three objectives are listed:

(1)  To grow our numbers through diversity by reaching out to religious and secular women; Jews and Arabs; right, center, and left-wing voters; immigrant and native-born residents from all corners of the country, as well as moderate settler women.

(2)  To pressure the Israeli government to prioritize the reaching of an agreement.

(3) To increase the number of women in all aspects of negotiation as mandated by UN Security Council resolution 1325 to which Israel was the first signatory in 2005.

The first objective merits close scrutiny. It is “to grow our numbers”. Not to pressure the government first, but to grow the numbers. And how will this be done? By appealing to a wide spectrum – right center and left (including ‘Arabs’), and, notice this – “moderate settler women”. Now, let’s pause on that one. “Moderate settler women” – who are they? Supposedly, settler women who say they want ‘peace’. Who will be the arbiter of who is a ‘moderate’ settler? This opens up for all kinds of possibilities, but before we go deeper into it, let us note, that as UNSC Resolution 2334 of last December stated, all Israeli settlements are ‘flagrant violations’ of international law. They are, to put is simply, war crimes, under the 4th Geneva convention article 49. In other words, all Israeli settlers are effectively war criminals. But not for Israelis. That mentioned resolution was also bemoaned by the Israeli Zionist left, for the ‘damage’ it inflicted on the ‘settlement blocs’. Israel really does want to normalize the occupation – this is not just some slogan that Hamas and BDS are senselessly throwing around. And Women Wage Peace participate in this normalization. There are ‘moderate settler women’.

Noy refers to the speech that one of these ‘moderate settler women’ gave at the Jerusalem Rally:

“All types of women, including a settler who, as she put it, lives in “beautiful and bleeding Samaria.” Yes, even she wants peace. But how does she see us achieving that peace? “When tens of thousands of women are able to talk about the difficult topics our leadership won’t be able to ignore us.” But what are those difficult topics we must talk about? Perhaps the defiant and growing presence of settlements, like the one she lives in, and which prevent any chance of establishing a Palestinian state? No. So perhaps the occupation and the checkpoints she passes through every day on her way home? Human rights violations? War crimes? No. A West Bank settler can so easily stand on stage and speak about the need “to talk about the difficult things,” because she knows they won’t actually be talked about. Otherwise, she might not be able to take part in the movement from the get go.”

Indeed, the movement simply does not utter the word “occupation” as a rule. Noy tried to get some of the Palestinians to speak about it, and it was hard:

“I came early, deciding to sit in a cafe along the route of the march. After a few minutes, two women dressed in white and speaking in Arabic sat next to me. I asked if they were part of the march; they said yes. After a brief conversation, I asked one of the women, a Palestinian-Israeli from Jaffa, if she isn’t bothered that Women Wage Peace never even hints at the word “occupation.”

“This was the decision that was made,” she responded evasively. When I asked once more whether or not it bothers her, she said, “of course it bothers me. It bothers me as a woman, as a Palestinian, as an Israeli, but this is what they decided. That we must speak about the future, we’ve already spoken plenty about the past.” But the occupation is not the past, I insisted. It is very much the present. “You’re right, but what can we do? Keep sitting at home? We need to do something to change reality.”

So the Palestinian women want to talk about the occupation, but someone at the core of this movement, a movement which is actually dominated by what could be described as ‘liberal-Zionists’, decided that this would defeat the purpose of appealing to the wide spectrum – the predominantly Jewish-Zionist spectrum that is.

And this silence creates not only a space for ‘moderate settler women’ as it were – but also for the most rabid, messianic settlers – men no less – like Yehuda Glick – who became Member of Knesset (Likud) last year. Glick seeks the establishment of the Third Temple in the place of Al Aqsa, and has single-handedly broken the status-quo at the Al-Aqsa compound by praying there. He has stopped his visits to the compound only because Netanyahu had banned MK’s visiting there in attempt to calm tensions.

Glick had joined the march in its early stages, and WWP prides itself with an article about it (nr. 2 on its media list), from the settler-outlet Israel National News.

Here Glick is quoted saying “It’s true that a significant part of their activities are carried out by left-wing women, but I say, let’s not leave it to the left. Let’s take part. And they know my opinions. I say that peace includes massive sovereignty and construction in Judea and Samaria and they still applaud.”

In other words, this movement is allowing even men – messianic settlers – to whitewash themselves as ‘liberals’, because they, too, want ‘peace’.

That ethnic cleansers seek to pose as ‘liberals’ is really not new in Israel. For example, former Knesset co-speaker Moshe Feiglin, who in 2014 authored a 7-point plan for the complete ethnic cleansing of Gaza, also got a prize for his humanitarian work in protesting Chinese violations of human rights, and continues to fight for ‘human-rights’ in Israel. In Israel this is compatible – if those ‘terrorists’ are not human anyway, then they don’t need ‘human rights’, so there’s no contradiction, right?

So, this is what is happening here. WWP is not naming anything to do with Israel’s violations – not the occupation, not settlements, not the siege of Gaza – it’s staying supposedly ‘not political’, snow-white – but demanding ‘peace’ through ‘negotiations’.

Per their third objective, Women Wage Peace are apparently trying to sell us the notion that suggests that if only there were more women in Israel’s negotiation leadership, things would be better. And yet, I would like to point out that it is not true that Israel is led by men alone. In fact, there are several women leaders, currently and historically, who in their chauvinism, violence, coarseness, intransigence and arrogance could make the typical ‘male chauvinist’ seem pale. These include the late Prime Minister Golda Meir, who said that there was no such thing as Palestinians, who was so proud of herself, she ignored the Egyptian Saadat’s 1970 peace overtures and got Israel into the 1973 October war – because force was the only language she could understand. And what about Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, the fascist, with her genocide of ‘little snakes’ – children of Gaza? And what about Israel’s top diplomat, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, with her “this land is ours, all of it is ours?” Not enough? What about the ‘centrist’ Tzipi Livni, who demanded “real hooliganism” when she was Foreign Minister during the 2008-9 Gaza onslaught, and thought that is was a “good thing” that Israel responded by “going wild”?

In other words, women don’t necessarily wage peace. Does it make any difference for a Gazan child that they and their family are obliterated by a male pilot, or by a woman who demands ‘hooliganism’ or a woman who wants to kill ‘little snakes’? It makes no difference at all. If these women do not want to name any aspect in the paradigm of the Israeli oppression, then what they are peddling is simply the notion that since they are women, we should listen, and that it will work.

But in the power structure of today, not naming anything but ‘peace’ and ‘agreement’, and claiming you are ‘not political’ is just divisive. This is political, and the politics of it is effectively to maintain a status quo – whilst dancing and singing.

Those who want to speak about the critical issues spoil the party, which is supposed to be inclusive for everyone. But when the party is over, the Palestinians go to their Bantustans, and the ‘moderate settler women’ drive on their Jewish-only roads to get to their settlements. If only the Arabs could somehow accept this as ‘peace’, then all would be well…

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