Monday, August 20, 2018



Iranian FM Says US ‘Action Group’ Will Fail to Overthrow Iran

from The Anti Media:

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Sunday that a new Iran Action Group in the US State Department aimed to overthrow the Islamic Republic would fail.

He was speaking on the 65th anniversary of a US-backed coup that overthrew a democratically elected Iranian prime minister, an occasion when anti-American sentiment runs particularly high in the Islamic Republic.

Comparing fresh US sanctions on Tehran imposed by President Donald Trump with the 1953 coup that ousted nationalist Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, Zarif said Tehran will not let history repeat itself.

The Media’s LIES

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Leon Panetta was cumming all over the pMSNBC-style media this morning about how Brennan’s security clearance revocation was somehow “invalid” or “subject to due process” due to Obama’s (and other’s) previous Executive Orders.

Panetta and the entire media cadre know he is lying.

They’re not mistaken, they know he’s lying because they’ve all seen dozens of Executive Orders.

EVERY SINGLE ONE I have ever seen, and I challenge you to find one that’s different, says this at the very end:

What Traffic Shows Us About Communists

from ThePatriotNurse:

Venezuela’s Great Bolivar Scam, Nothing but a Face Lift

by Steve H Hanke, Market Oracle:

In the days leading up to Venezuela’s currency reform, which is set for August 20th, the bolivar has taken yet another deep dive. The chart below shows the bolivar’s free fall and the massive gap between the official exchange rate of 248,521 VEF/USD and the black-market (read: free-market) exchange rate of 6,670,079 VEF/USD. That gap results in a whopping black market premium of 2,584%. It also produces huge profits for Maduro’s cronies who have access to the official rate. They can purchase greenbacks for peanuts and sell them on the black market for an instantaneous profit of 2,584%.


by Tatiane Klein, The Intercept:

I PRACTICED MY greetings in Guarani several times before approaching Élida Oliveira. Élida, who doesn’t speak Portuguese, had arrived that morning in the town of Amambai, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, deep in Brazil’s agricultural heartland and less than an hour’s drive from Paraguay. She was accompanied by officials from Funai, the federal agency responsible for indigenous affairs in Brazil. Élida had traveled there to explain how, three years earlier, local health agents and representatives of the municipal Guardianship Council in the city of Dourados, where she lives, had arrived to remove her newborn child from her custody.

Should Preppers Show Their Face on Social Media?


from Canadian Prepper:

Survey Says 66% of Americans Don’t Want to Live in “Smart Cities” Due to Cybersecurity and Privacy Concerns…

by B.N. Frank, Activist Post:

According to an August 13, 2018 guest post on, 66% of Americans don’t want to live in a “Smart City” because

  1. Americans like their communities
  2. Americans are worried about cyberattacks
  3. Americans are deeply concerned about the mass collection of personal data collection

Another article posted June 4, 2018 cites results from a different survey:  Americans have a love/hate relationship with tech.


Services Rendered


by Jeff Thomas, International Man:

Here we have a standard credit card receipt from a coffee shop.

The diner understands that he’s not obligated to order anything that he doesn’t want to receive, but that, for whatever he does order, he must pay the price on the menu.

The subtotal is printed in large type on the charge slip. He may then decide whether or not the service he received was of particular value to him. Diners typically choose to pay somewhere between 10% and 20%, depending on the value they feel they’ve received.

But the receipt above differs from the norm. After the “Tip” line, another line exists for “Voluntary Tax.”

It’s Coming & It’s Going To Hit The Global Economy Like A Tidal Wave


from X22Report:

Gunsmith Training: Pistolsmithing – Week Two


by R2, Survival Blog:

Last week was primarily learning about the Colt 1911, as much of the the design and function aspect of it can be found in nearly every gun designed. This week, I finished up the 1911 with tips for solving common problems and issues with it. With the 1911 being one of the most popular handguns in America, they are always there to work on (and fix problems caused by others as well.)

Browning Hi-Power

Immediately after the 1911 section, AGI covered another one of Browning’s masterpieces. While not completely of Browning’s design, since Dieudonne Saive, Browning’s apprentice had to finish the design due to Browning’s death, the Browning Hi-Power is one of the finest firearms in existence. Though many here in America believe the 1911 is the most popular handgun, the Hi-Power has actually held that position for a long time, when you consider the rest of the world. I’m saddened that Browning (Fabrique Nationale) has retired it. However, copies continue to be made in other factories.

The Telltale Signs of Imperial Decline

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Nothing is as permanent as we imagine–especially super-complex, super-costly, super-asymmetric and super-debt-dependent systems.

Check which signs of Imperial decline you see around you: The hubris of an increasingly incestuous and out-of-touch leadership; dismaying extremes of wealth inequality; self-serving, avaricious Elites; rising dependency of the lower classes on free Bread and Circuses provided by a government careening toward insolvency due to stagnating tax revenues and vast over-reach–let’s stop there to catch our breath. Check, check, check and check.

Sunday with Charles – The Art of the Steal

from Jason Goodman:

Press and the Militarization of Fakery

by Gordon Duff, New Eastern Outlook:

A phony war has begun, a war on the newly powerful and influential independent media, a war waged by social media and internet giants like Google and Facebook, a war of censorship and economic sanctions.

Behind the giants of social media and technology is a cabal of fraudsters from the financial community who have engineered totally fake trillion-dollar companies that, with the exception of Apple, make nothing, have no clear revenue stream and continually censor, spy, exploit and bully the world.

Then again, we all know who makes Apple’s merchandise.

65 Years Ago Today, the CIA Conspired with the UK to Overthrow Iran on Behalf of Big Oil

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Today is the anniversary of the CIA working with the UK in a conspiracy to over throw the democratically elected leader of Iran to give their oil to BP.

Today marks the 65th anniversary that the west carried out a coup in Iran that destabilized the county by overthrowing the country’s democratically elected leader, Mohammad Mossadegh, and installed a CIA groomed dictator.

What was once considered a conspiracy theory is now a fact as the government has since admitted to carrying out Operation Ajax that was planned by the CIA in conjunction with MI6 in the UK to exploit the Iranian people and steal their oil on behalf of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) – the British state-owned oil company established in 1908 with this objective in mind and the forerunner of today’s global oil conglomerate BP.

Judge Jeanine — Compares Mueller to Mafia Cleaner!, 2342

from The Still Report: