Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Syrian Debacle Is Actually Well Planned Chaos

by Brandon Smith, Alt Market:

For many years now I have focused a considerable amount of analysis on the subject of Syria, with an emphasis on the country’s importance to the global elites as a kind of geopolitical detonator; the first domino in a chain of dominoes that could lead to a war involving international powers. I believe this war will develop on multiple fronts, most importantly on the economic front, but it could very well turn into a shooting war involving numerous actors.

Syria is so important, in fact, that the establishment has been careful to smother all discussion about what is really going on there in a fog of propaganda. And make no mistake, BOTH Republicans and Democrats as well as eastern and western governments are participating in the lies and misdirection.  Obviously, the first and most important lie is a multi-sided one, and we can’t continue forward until it’s dissected – I am speaking of the lie of US involvement in the region.

Video: Gender Studies Professor Blames Trump For Black Female Obesity

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by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Says it’s harder for black women to lose weight because of racism.

During a television appearance, a New Jersey gender studies professor claimed that Donald Trump’s policies were to blame for black female obesity.

“I hate when people talk about Black women being obese. I hate it, because it becomes a way to blame us for a set of conditions that we didn’t create,” said Brittney Cooper during a discussion on ‘Black Women OWN the Conversation’, which is broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

William Barr Wants to Kill Privacy and Security ‘For the Children’

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by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, along with co-conspirators in the UK and Australia, recently wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting he not move forward with a plan to implement end-to-end encryption across Facebook’s messaging services. A draft of the letter was published earlier this month by Buzzfeed, and it’s worth examining in some detail.

What immediately strikes you is the letter’s emphasis on “protecting the children,” a talking point universally used by authoritarians throughout history to justify both a reduction of public liberty and a transfer of increased power to the state. Though this tactic is transparent and well understood by those paying attention, it’s nevertheless disturbing to observe Barr’s disingenuous and shameless use of it (the words ‘child’ and ‘children’ appear 17 times in the course of this brief letter).

Sales of the U.S. Constitution have hit a record high under President Trump

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by Sean Walton, The Daily Sheeple:

Sales of the U.S. Constitution have hit a record high under President Trump, jumping 60% since he moved into the West Wing.

The NPD Group, responsible for the national count called BookScan, said that sales of the Founding Fathers’ roadmap to democracy are about three times higher than they were under former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Since Trump became the GOP front-runner in the 2016 presidential election, sales have jumped, said NPD. Some 275,000 copies were sold that year, “which is the greatest number of print edition sales of the U.S. Constitution sold since NPD BookScan began tracking U.S. book sales in 2004,” said the group.

Government Treats You Like a Milk Cow… Doug Casey Shows How to Avoid It

by Doug Casey, International Man:

International Man: Today, we’re going to take a close look at a pressing issue that’s growing in importance every single day: political risk.

No matter where you live in the world, political risk is growing and may soon have serious implications for you and your investments.

In the United States, this has become a significant concern…

Unsustainable government debt, a corrupt and failing political system, and swings in attitude toward more government involvement in daily life have severe ramifications you should know about.

The rise and fall of CNN, the most busted name in news

by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:

As new revelations about CNN emerge from Project Veritas (see also ExposeCNN.com for updates), here is a backgrounder I wrote and published several years ago. It brings back fond memories, and offers the beleaguered children at CNN solutions to their never-ending problems…

“CNN is still licking their wounds after a rather disastrous couple of weeks, where a shoddy Russia-Trump story led to three staffers resigning, a Project Veritas investigation exposed that the network’s producers peddled the Russia story for ratings, and what came off as a wholly inappropriate veiled threat against an anonymous Reddit user who created a Trump WWE video, which the president tweeted before the Fourth of July Holiday. The video shows Trump beating up WWE’s Vince McMahon, whose face has been superimposed with the CNN logo. The media went apoplectic as an attack against the press; it wasn’t. This spurred the network’s reporters to find the user and pretty much threaten to dox him if he continues to post things CNN doesn’t like.” (Townhall, Matt Vespa, 7/7/17)

The “Not QE” TaperCaper Duck Quacks Like QED

from Silver Doctors:

Banks and other financial institutions count on the interbank lending markets to ensure they have access to funding…

by TraderStef via CrushTheStreet (connect with TraderStef via Twitter or at TraderStef’s website)

Interest rates jumped last month after a disruption in short-term lending markets. Banks and other financial institutions count on the interbank lending markets to ensure they have access to funding. To compensate for a lack of liquidity, the Fed began giving financial institutions enough cash in return for safer assets like government treasuries and bonds. The only difference between the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) bailout and the current scheme is that the Fed is purchasing shorter-term debt instruments instead of longer-term debt.

New Developments in the Skripal Case Reveal it for the Sham it Always Was.

by F. William Engdahl, New Eastern Outlook:

“The willing suspension of disbelief or the moment which constitutes poetic faith.” This has been defined as willingness to suspend one’s critical faculties and believe something surreal. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Biographic Literaric 1817.

The above quotation, now more than 200 years old, remains a perfect encapsulation of the ongoing farce (or tragedy) that is the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Mr Skripal was a Russian intelligence agent who betrayed his country. After serving part of his prison term he was released and moved to England where he lived in the small English city of Salisbury. His daughter Yulia, a Russian citizen and resident of Moscow, visited her father in Salisbury in March 2018.

Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State’s Deadly Toll on America’s Children

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches

“‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old survivor of a police shooting that left his three siblings, ages 1, 4 and 5, with a bullet in the brain, a fractured skull and gun wounds to the face

Children learn what they live.

As family counselor Dorothy Law Nolte wisely observed, “If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.”