Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Republicans’ Responsibility for Socialism’s Comeback

by Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute:

According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos survey, 70 percent of Americans, including about 50 percent of Republicans, support Medicare for all, the latest incarnation of single-payer health care. Republican support for a health plan labeled “Medicare for all” is not surprising considering that Republican politicians support Medicare and that one of their attacks on Obamacare was that it would harm the program. Furthermore, the biggest expansion of Medicare since its creation — the Part D prescription drug program — occurred under a conservative president working with a conservative Congress.

Apple’s Rotten Core

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Entering commoditized, fiercely competitive low-margin services cannot substitute for the high-margin profits that will be lost as global recession and saturation erode iPhone sales.

Apple has always been equally an enterprise and a secular religion. The Apple Faithful do not tolerate heretics or critics, and non-believers “just don’t get it.”

So the first thing any critic must do is establish their credentials as a Believer:My first Mac model 0001 was the 21,447th made in week 32 of 1984 in Fremont, California. Now that we’ve established that, we can move on to my profound sense of anguished abandonment that Apple ceased producing the iPhone SE, the only form factor that works for me.

The Persecution of Julian Assange

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

“We need a political intervention to make this situation end. He (Assange) is the only political prisoner in Western Europe.” Juan Braco

The persecution of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is now seven years old. Ecuador has protected Assange for the past half decade from being turned over to Washington by the corrupt Swedish and British for torture and prosecution as a spy by giving Assange political asylum inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Ecuador has now given citizenship to Assange and attempted to provide his safe transit out of England by giving him diplomatic status, but the British government continued in its assigned role of jailer by rejecting Ecuador’s request for diplomatic status for Assange, just as the most servile of Washington’s puppet states rejected the order by the UN Committee on Arbitrary Detention to immediate release Assange from his arbitrary detention.

Assange got into trouble with Washington, because his news organization, Wikileaks, published files released by Bradley Manning. The files were a tremendous embarrassment to Washington, because they showed how Washington conspires against governments and betrays its allies, and the files contained an audio/video film of US military forces murdering innocent people walking down a street and then murdering a father and his two young children who stopped to give aid to the civilians the American soldiers had shot. The film revealed the heartlessness and criminal cruelty of the US troops, who were enjoying playing a real live video game with real people as their victims.

It was Manning who suffered, not the troops who committed murder. Manning was held for two years in conditions that experts said constituted torture while a case was framed against him. Some believe the harsh conditions affected his mind. Manning was convicted by a kangaroo court and sentenced to 35 years in prison, but Obama in an act of humanity unusual for Washington pardoned Manning.

Washington wanted Assange as well, and the chance came when two Swedish women, attracted to Assange by his celebrity status, seduced him. The two women had not secured the cooperation they wanted from Assange in the use of condoms and, brainwashd by HIV fears, wanted Assange to join them in being tested.

Assange, misreading the extent of their fears, was too slow to comply, and the women went to the police to see if he could be required to be tested. According to the women, the police made up the charge of rape. The women themselves disavow the charge.

The charges were investigated, and the chief Swedish prosecutor Eva Finne dismissed the charges, saying “there is no suspicion of any crime whatsoever.”

Mysteriously, the case was reopened by another prosecutor, Marianne Ny, who many suspect was operating at the behest of Washington. On November 30, two days after Assange began publishing the Cablegate materials leaked by Bradley Manning, Ny issued an Interpol “red alert” arrest warrant for Assange. This was an unusual request as no charges were outstanding against Assange, and hitherto extradition from one country to another on an arrest warrant required actual charges, whereas Ny said she wanted Assange for questioning. Most everyone in the know understood that Washington had ordered Sweden to get its hands on Assange and to turn him over to Washington.

Assange challenged the legality of the arrest warrant in British courts, but the British court, many believe following Washington’s orders, ruled against the law and in favor of Washington. Assange assented to the arrest and presented himself to a British police station. He was placed in solitary confinement at Wandsworth prison. If memory serves, the daughter of Sir James Goldsmith paid his bond and he was placed under house arrest. When it became clear that the Swedish prosecutor wanted Assange for Washington, not for any charges against him in Sweden, Ecuador give him asylum, and he fled to the embassy in London.

Where he has been ever since.

Sweden has closed the case a second time, and Assange is no longer wanted for questioning in Sweden. Therefore, there is no longer any reason for the British to hold him for Sweden. But the British government never were holding Assange for Sweden. The British were holding him for Washington. And they still are. Even though Sweden has closed a case based on a false report by police and have no basis for any charges against Assange, the British government says it will grab him the minute he steps outside the embassy.

The British are so desperate to serve their Washington master that once they even declared that they were going to violate diplomatic immunity and invade the Ecuadorian Embassy and seize Assange.

The British excuse for a once proud government’s continuing servitude to Washington as Assange’s jailer is that by taking asylum in the embassy Assange jumped bail and therefore the British have to arrest him for not surrendering a second time to the police for an investigation that has been closed.

Stefania Maurizi, an Italian investigative journalist for La Repubblica, smelling the stench of fraud that covers the entire case, has been trying for two years to get her hands on the correspondence between the UK, US, and Swedish governments pertaining to the case in order to pull back the shroud of the Washington-orchestrated propaganda that colors the case. A British tribunal refused to release any documents on the grounds that it had to protect the British Prosecution Service’s relationship with foreign authorities.

That tells you all you need to know. Julian Assange has lost seven years of his life because stinking dirty Washington wanted revenge on Assange for exercising the US Constitution-protected right of a free press, and the stinking dirty governments of Sweden and Britain did Washington’s dirty work. What we know for certain is that Assange is totally innocent and that there is no honor and no integrity in the US, Swedish, and British governments. Law means nothing to the scum that misrule these countries.

Read More @ PaulCraigRoberts.org

Scientists conclude the “97{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} consensus” climate change hoax is backfiring, and they are really, really concerned that the public hasn’t swallowed the lie

by Jayson Vele, Natural News:

If you’ve ever debated climate change with a leftist or an environmentalist, chances are you’ve heard the one talking point that is repeated more than all the others: That 97 percent of scientists agree that human activity is playing a significant role in the warming of our planet. While the left routinely uses this talking point to bolster their argument and make it sound as though they are more in touch with the scientific community than their political counterpart, the reality is that this “97 percent” figure has been debunked time and time again.

According to an expert commentary published last month in Environmental Communication, climate change campaigns that focus on convincing people that there is a scientific consensus on the issue are likely to backfire. Maybe now the left will rethink their strategy and actually look at the facts, rather than continuously spread the myth that 97 percent of scientists agree on the impact of man-made climate change.

The six authors of the commentary note that the messaging strategy has generated much confusion over whether or not consensus extends to the various effects of climate change such as extreme weather or rising sea levels. Instead of ending the debate on climate change, the repeated talking point that 97 percent of climate scientists agree has only lead to more debate and more division on the matter, not less.

The authors also explain that there is much debate over whether or not consensus messaging is effective enough to win over hearts and minds. In the past, social scientists have challenged the idea that the consensus messaging strategy changes the attitudes of the public, which would mean that constantly using the 97 percent figure to argue that climate change is caused by human activity is completely pointless.

Of course, consensus messaging isn’t the only strategy that the left uses to advance their radical environmental agenda. Whenever they get a chance, liberals in the mainstream media, in Hollywood and in Washington DC use scare tactics to generate fear over what will supposedly happen unless we take immediate action to combat climate change. They tell us that the polar bears are dying as a result of increasing global temperatures, even though polar bear numbers are actually on the rise. They told us that the Arctic sea ice would be completely melted by September 2016, which of course turned out not to be true. They’ve been telling us for years that ocean levels would rise and flood U.S. cities, but that too turned out to be nothing more than a scare tactic.

But regardless of whether their strategy is consensus messaging or scare tactics, one thing we know for sure is that the left is hell-bent on convincing the public that climate change is a real and immediate threat to our world. But why would they work so hard and for so long just to sell the people a lie?

According to former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer, it’s all about the redistribution of wealth. “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy,” he said. “This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.”

Edenhofer went on to admit, “We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.” Just five years prior to making this comment, Edenhofer said that “The next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”

Indeed, climate change was never about the environment. Rather, it is a vehicle used by the left to advance their radical, redistributive agenda. By making comments like “97 percent of scientists agree that humans are contributing to climate change” and through the use of scare tactics, the left has convinced millions of Americans that the only way to avoid our imminent doom is to surrender our liberty and massively expand the size of the government – the progressive’s idea of utopia.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

Russiagate – Who’s Line Was It Anyway?

from 21st Century Wire:

For two and a half years we’ve been bombarded with talk of Trump/Russia collusion, the shorthand for which was the Russiagate meme. Media was relentless and unfettered in its promotion of this conspiracy theory, according credibility where no proven facts lay. 

Now that this ruse has been revealed as the hoax it is, those of us who enjoyed Radio 4’s comedy ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway?’ should be asking this same question of the Russiagate hoax. Who were the major players? What were their motivations? Why did an obviously incredibly dubious narrative gain so much traction from a credulous media?

WESTERN EUROPE Iraqi murderer of German teen girl bragged: Everything is for free here, no working and a salary from the state

from Voice Of Europe:

The murderer of the German teen girl Susanna, bragged about Germany to his relatives in Iraq. He and his family would not have to work and they would get a salary from the state, MMnews reports.

During their stay in Germany for several years, Ali B. and his family apparently raved about the conditions in this country to relatives in northern Iraq. “They said that they are doing well in Germany,” says a cousin of Ali B. from the Iraqi Kurdish region.

“They would not have to work hard, they would take care of them and they would get a salary from the state,” relatives said.

Allison Mack: Sex Slave Recruiter With Occult Elite Connections

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from Vigilant Citizen:

Smallville actress Allison Mack was arrested last week on charges of sex trafficking for the mind control cult NXIVM. Here’s how she’s connected with the depraved world of the occult elite.

In November 2017, I published a lengthy article on the elite connections and the mind control practices of the cult NXIVM. Since then, the leader of the cult Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico for sex trafficking and was extradited to the United States. The federal complaint accuses Raniere of having a “decades’ long history of abusing women and girls”, including “repeated sexual encounters with multiple teenage girls” as young as 12.

Migrant Declares That Donald Trump Is ‘The Antichrist’ As ‘The Caravan’ Grows To 14,000 People

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Even though the midterm elections are about two weeks away, it is the massive caravan of migrants currently headed toward the U.S. border that is garnering most of the top headlines.  President Trump had been hoping that this caravan would be stopped at Mexico’s southern border, but that did not happen, and now it appears that we could be looking at a major international incident along the U.S. border with Mexico not many days from now.  As you will see below, it is being reported that the population of “the caravan” has grown to 14,000 people, and many of them are extremely angry with Donald Trump.

Fusion GPS Bank Records Handed Over; May Shed Light On Payments From Russian Embezzler

from ZeroHedge:

The bank for opposition research firm Fusion GPS handed over financial records on Friday, after a Federal judge struck down the firm’s attempt to conceal the records from the House Intelligence Committee the previous day. 

At issue are 70 financial transactions from 2016, however Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) demanded “complete” records going all the way back to Aug. 2015 Fusion filed for an injunction – claiming Nunes issued the subpoena illegally, it was overly broad, and it was a violation of the 1st amendment. 

The request also covers a period in which Fusion was paid $523,651 by a law firm for a Russian businessman whose company, Prevezon Holdings, Ltd. settled with the U.S. Justice department for $5.9 million in a money laundering an embezzlement scheme involving high level Russian officials. The Russian’s attorney was none other than Natalia Veselnitskaya of Trump Tower meeting fame.

Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote a scorching denial to Fusion’s request – concluding that Nunes legally issued the subpoena, it wasn’t overly broad, and that the transactions are not covered by the first amendment. 

“Unfortunately for the plaintiff, I cannot agree,” Judge Leon wrote on the basis that Fusion’s commercial relationship with its clients does not provide Fusion with “some special First Amendment protection from subpoenas,” since it would allow “any entity that provides goods and services to a customer who engages in political activity to resist a subpoena on the ground that its client engages in political speech.” 

While we don’t know what the 70 financial transactions cover, Nunes’ Subpoena was broad, demanding complete records going back to August, 2015…

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com