The CIA Wants To Make It Easier To Jail Journalists And No One In Congress Is Stopping It From Happening
from Government Slaves:
The CIA is pushing for an expansion of a 37-year-old law that would deter journalists from covering national security issues or reporting on leaked documents. Thanks to a disillusioned CIA case officer’s actions in 1975, there are currently a few limits to what can or can’t be reported about covert operatives working overseas.
In 1975, Philip Agee published a memoir about his years with the CIA. Attached to his memoir — which detailed his growing discontentment with the CIA’s clandestine support of overseas dictators — was a list of 250 CIA agents or informants. In response to this disclosure, Congress passed the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (IIPA), which criminalized disclosing the identity of covert intelligence agents.
by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
Just when you think that things can’t get any more bizarre, they always do.
For those who have been following the insane Drag Queen Story Hours, happening across America, you may find it heartening that the Fulton County library system pulled support for such an event.
Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful to keep the trash out of Atlanta because liberal Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms then invited one of the drag queens to perform at City Hall.
Google caught in yet another blatant lie, claims it doesn’t blacklist websites from its search results
by JD Heyes, Natural News:
In predictable fashion, one of the world’s largest tech platforms and most profitable Internet advertising companies continues to have a problem with honesty when it comes to questions over its manipulation of search data.
And ordinarily, while lying about such a thing wouldn’t necessarily be a problem for the company, a Google representative recently told the lie in Congress — under oath — which is a violation of the law.
As Breitbart News reports, Karan Bhatia, Google’s vice president for governmental affairs and public policy, denied to Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) that the tech giant uses search engine blacklists during a hearing on Tuesday though recently leaked emails have exposed Google for doing that very thing.
by Wolf Richter, Wolf Street:
Most other regions in the UK cling to price gains.
Home prices in Greater London – all types of homes combined – dropped 4.4% in May compared to May last year, the biggest 12-month drop since August 2009, to £457,471 ($569,000), the lowest since January 2016, according to the UK government’s Office for National Statistics today.
The average price has now fallen 6.4% from the peak in July 2017. The central areas of London have for years been among the most magnificent housing bubbles in the world, but the hot air is now decidedly coming out of the market:
by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:
The Mueller report, which had no choice as there was no evidence, but to clear Donald Trump of conspiring with Russian President Putin to steal the last US presidential election from Hillary Clinton, nevertheless managed to keep an aspect of the manufactured hoax known as “Russiagate” alive by indicting some Russian intelligence officers and a Russian Internet clickbait operation for attempting to discredit Hillary with Internet postings.
At the time I noticed that Muller’s indictments were based only on his assertion and not on any evidence. As there was no prospect whatsoever of the fake indictments coming to trial, I did not comment on them. I focused instead on Mueller’s statement that Trump might have obstructed justice although he lacked evidence to support the charge. I noted how corrupt American law has become when it is possible to obstruct justice in the absence of a crime.
by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:
On July 16, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was elected by a very narrow margin to be the new president of the European Commission. As part of the process of garnering the necessary votes among the totally fractious European Parliament, she delivered a hair- raising speech promoting the British Empire’s long-standing policy of Green fascism intended to massively depopulate the planet.
Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche immediately sounded the alarm over the Von der Leyen speech, and the broader policy drive behind it. In a discussion with associates, Zepp-LaRouche stated that what is underway is a really massive effort to do exactly what leading depopulation advocate and climate change fanatic Hans Joachim “John” Schellnhuber, CBE, had said in 2011, with his call for “the Great Transformation of the global economy, the decarbonization of the world, which he asserts has a carrying capacity for only 1 billion people. Or, as the mentor of green superstar child Greta Thunberg stated in an article in 2001, the carrying capacity of the world is only half a billion people!”
Update: In typical Trump fashion, the president has greeted the overwhelming defeat of Al Green’s impeachment resolution with a serious of tweets. In them, he declares the impeachment resolution “the most ridiculous and time consuming project I have ever had to work on” and muses how anyone could want to impeach a president who has presided over such a powerful economic boom.
Finally, Trump declares the impeachment push “OVER” and insisted that it “never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!”
“I don’t know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people’s garbage”
by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:
Despite all the bragging that the mainstream media is constantly doing about the U.S. economy, the truth is that most Americans are deeply struggling right now. 59 percent of us are living paycheck to paycheck, and nearly 50 million Americans are living in poverty. Sadly, most of those that are living in poverty actually come from a home where at least one person is currently employed. Millions upon millions of Americans are working as hard as they can, but it simply is not enough to pull them above the poverty line, and it is a very serious national crisis. Even though employment levels have been relatively stable for the last couple of years, the middle class has continued to disintegrate, and the ranks of the homeless have continued to grow. Every year the cost of living rises faster than wages are growing, and as a result more U.S. families are being booted out of the middle class on a continual basis. Many Americans are working two or three jobs in a desperate attempt to make ends meet, but often that isn’t even enough. And if things are this bad right now, what will things look like once we get deep into the next recession?
by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:
Yesterday the U.S. Senate Banking Committee assembled to hear Facebook’s David Marcus explain how the company wants to create a global digital currency called Libra, to be run by a Switzerland-based global organization called the Libra Association, made up of 27 members from the fields of payment systems, technology, telecommunications, blockchain services, venture capital, nonprofits and academic institutions.
Given Facebook’s serial history of abusing the privacy rights of its users and selling their data without their permission, not to mention its role in facilitating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, we immediately went to check out the names of the nonprofits that had signed up to monitor this sprawling international monetary system cooked up in a Facebook lab in a year’s time. We were hoping to see names like American Civil Liberties Union, Public Citizen, Consumer Federation of America, or Center for Constitutional Rights. No such luck. Here’s who Facebook lists under nonprofits, multilateral organizations and academic institutions: Creative Destruction Lab, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Women’s World Banking. We have to admit to ignorance of any of these groups.