Monday, January 27, 2020

The Growing Threat of the Police State

by Nick Giambruno, International Man:

Doug Casey, Jeff Thomas, and Nick Giambruno recently discussed a critical topic—the rise of a police state in the former “free” world.

Nick Giambruno: In my experience, the US has some of the most aggressive police in the world. I first noticed this when I started traveling many years ago.

I’ve also noticed that law-abiding citizens are more likely to encounter the police in the US. Both of these trends are accelerating.

What happened to “the boys in blue”—the friendly cop on the beat that everyone knew personally and trusted?

Doug Casey: The fact is that police forces throughout the US have been militarized. Every little town has a SWAT team, sometimes with armored personnel carriers. All of the Praetorian style agencies on the federal level—the FBI, CIA, NSA, and over a dozen others like them—have become very aggressive. Every single day in the US, there are scores of confiscations of people’s bank accounts, and dozens having their doors broken down in the wee hours of the night. The ethos in the US really seems to be changing right before our very eyes, and I think it’s quite disturbing. It’s a harbinger, I’m afraid, of what’s to come.

Jeff Thomas: Yes, this change has certainly been more prevalent in the US than elsewhere. And I don’t doubt that the black combat uniforms are intentional. Psychologically, combat gear is very threatening. It serves only one purpose—aggression. And blue is the color of officialdom, whilst black is the color of death. This, to me, was a very conscious change—maximum intimidation.

Nick Giambruno: Police training has also changed. The War on (some) Drugs and the so-called War on Terror have turbocharged police militarization. What are your thoughts?

Doug Casey: As a general rule, police are no longer trained as “peace officers.” They’re trained to be, and view themselves, as “law enforcement officers.” This is a very different thing. The police are a bigger threat to your property and your liberty, not to mention your life, than actual criminals. 

I started writing about the militarization of American police back in the 1990s, when it started happening in earnest. And it’s very disturbing, because the way a solider deals with the enemy is necessarily quite different from the way the police are supposed to deal with citizens.

The US has these numerous continuing wars around the world, so they wind up with lots of spare military equipment. And what to do with it? They bring it home and give it to the police because they think it might be helpful. And then, driving APCs and wearing body armor, the police get the wrong idea.

Furthermore, all the military vets—many of whom have extra Y chromosomes, as do most police generally—like the idea of wearing a uniform and like the idea of carrying a gun and giving and taking orders. They’re preferred hires for police forces. But they shouldn’t be, because you inevitably pick up bad habits, and inappropriate skills, hanging out in a war zone.

Jeff Thomas: Yes, this is very clear. Not long ago, I saw a training video where recruits were lined up, being drilled—punching their fists in the air, shouting in unison, “I have the power! I have the power,” over and over. This is the antithesis of the helpful neighborhood cop. It’s unquestionably Gestapo training and it’s borne out on the street. Police in the US, especially younger, recently-trained police, see the public as a threatening enemy and behave accordingly.

Nick Giambruno: So, what comes next?

Doug Casey: All these things compound upon the other. It’s a very bad trend. I see no reason why that trend is going to turn around. In fact, I expect it to accelerate, especially as the economy turns downhill and people become more restless and the Deep State feels that the plebs have to be kept under control. So, yeah, it’s a trend that’s been accelerating for several decades. And it’s going to keep accelerating until some type of a crisis blows it all up.

Jeff Thomas: The US government has consciously created a police state. Historically, whenever governments have done this, it was because they planned increased controls that they thought might incite rebellion. So the police state is created in advance to demonstrate that opposition to greater controls would be futile. We can therefore surmise that the controls that are on the way in the US are likely to be far more oppressive than at present.

Nick Giambruno: We’ve all travelled extensively. In fact, each of us currently lives abroad.

In your experience, do other countries have the same ultra-aggressive police?

Jeff Thomas: Certainly, every country now has riot police, but in many countries, they’re only trotted out in an emergency. I tend to rate countries based upon the ongoing presence of police in riot gear. The more prevalent they are, the less likely I am to want to spend a lot of time there. In the two countries where I spend most of my time, the cop on the beat doesn’t even wear a side arm.

Doug Casey: Here in Argentina, as blowback to the excesses of the military government 30 years back, the police and military are reviled or simply ignored by the public, relegated to a far more appropriate role as night watchmen. There is a very limited and nonthreatening police presence.

The average Argentine despises both the army and the police. This is a very good thing compared to, say, a country like Chile, where they actually love their army and police.

Jeff Thomas: Here’s an interesting point—I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Cuba over the years. This is a country that’s been characterized by the US government as oppressive in the extreme. But, even back in the early 90’s, I found the police there were, generally speaking, quite peaceable and even helpful. They carried pistols, but they could be talked to like anyone else. That’s still true today. It’s possible that, even today, if you yelled, “Kill Raul,” you might be escorted off to the hoosegow, but otherwise, you feel safe around the police. I can’t say the same about New York, Paris, or London. There, you feel… unease in the presence of police.

Nick Giambruno: The US has many vague, overly broad laws criminalizing mundane activities. It’s impossible for anyone to comply 100{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the time.

Many people think only major crimes like robbery and murder are felonies. But that isn’t true. Politicians have criminalized many ordinary activities through an ever-expanding mountain of laws and regulations.

It’s not that hard to commit a felony. Many victimless “crimes” are felonies.

A study by civil liberty lawyer Harvey Silverglate found that the average American inadvertently commits three felonies a day.

Today, there are thousands of federal crimes. The number is constantly increasing.

It brings to mind the words of the great Roman historian Tacitus: “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”

On that note, civil asset forfeiture is one of the most corrupting practices. It allows government agencies to grab private property without warning… then dare you to prove they’ve made a mistake.

What are your thoughts?

Doug Casey: You can be accused of almost anything by the government and have your assets seized without due process. Every year there are billions of dollars that are seized by various government entities, including local police departments, who get to keep a percentage of the proceeds, so this is a very corrupting thing.

People forget that when the US was founded there were only three federal crimes, and they are listed in the Constitution: treason, counterfeiting, and piracy. Now it’s estimated there are over 5,000 federal crimes, and that number is constantly increasing. This is very disturbing. It’s becoming Kafkaesque.

All the repressive aspects of government—civil forfeitures are just one—have been growing and compounding for years. It’s not a conspiracy; it’s the natural progression of all living organisms. They all want to grow, exert more control on their environments, and become more powerful. The problem is that government has unusual powers, and no longer seems to have many limits. So you can expect this trend to accelerate.

I saw the other day the government steals more from the American people through confiscations than is lost outright to robberies and muggings. It’s been reported that in 2015 civil forfeitures exceeded the amount stolen by all robbers. It’s quite amazing and disturbing.

Whenever a police department confiscates things under these laws, they get to keep some percentage. It varies but can be 10, 20, 30, 50 percent of what’s confiscated, and they love it because the money goes to the local police department in question. They can use it for buying fun cop toys, or for buying further educational benefits, or whatever, for themselves. So, they’re profiting from this stuff as directly as the criminals do that steal things from citizens. It’s a total disaster.

Read More @ InternationalMan.com

Journalist Interrogated & Fired For Exposing CIA-NATO Arming Of Terrorists In Syria

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by Spiro Skouras, Activist Post:

An investigative journalist has been interrogated by government national security forces and fired from her job for documenting and exposing covert CIA-NATO operations directly arming ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists – a covert operation involving NATO, CIA, U.S.-based Mega Arms Trafficker(s), a shady U.S. organization ran by well-known Deep State Players, and much more.

Watch this Newsbud exclusive breaking story and investigative report, including our exclusive interview with investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, a candid commentary by Sibel Edmonds, leaked documented evidence, and glaring direct connections to some of the biggest names and entities connected to the Deep State, and CIA-NATO Operation Gladio B.

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Social Media is A Tool of the CIA: “Facebook, Google and Other Social Media Used to Spy on People”

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by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research:

A CBS news article published in 2011 entitled “Social Media Is a Tool of the CIA. Seriously”  reveals the “unspoken truth” which the mainstream media including CBS have failed to address. 

The CIA is  “using Facebook, Twitter, Google (GOOG) and other social media to spy on people.”

This article published by CBS refutes the lies of the MSM (and CBS). It confirms the insidious relationship between the CIA, the Search Engines,  Social Media and major advertising conglomerates: “You don’t need to wear a tinfoil hat to believe that the CIA is using Facebook, Twitter, Google (GOOG) and other social media to spy on people. That’s because the CIA publishes a helpful list of press releases [link inactive] on all the social media ventures it sponsors, via its technology investment arm In-Q-Tel. … “

The report acknowledges that “privacy” is threatened by the advertisers, yet at the same time these advertisers are “in bed with the CIA”,  acting on behalf and in liaison with US intelligence.

Screenshot of CBS article

The Privatization of Spying

Spying on individuals is a highly profitable undertaking for private companies on contract to the CIA, NSA, Homeland Security. The CBS report suggests in no uncertain terms that the personal information pertaining to millions of Americans collected by one of the World’s largest ad agencies is sold to the CIA. 

According to an earlier Wired News July 2010 report by Noam Schachtman:

THE INVESTMENT ARMS of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future.

The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.”

Freedom of Expression

Social Media and Search engines are being used to Spy on Americans! But not only on Americans. The process of personal data collection is worldwide.

What is at stake, however, is not only the issue of “Privacy”. The online search engines also constitute an instrument of online media censorship.  

Google has introduced algorithms intended to downgrade independent and alternative media. In this regard, the Guardian reported (December 2016) on “How Google’s search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias. 

Read More @ GlobalResearch.ca

GOLD ADVANCES BY $3.95 UNTIL HIT WITH HEAVY BANK CARTEL SELLING DUE TO OPTIONS EXPIRY ON THURSDAY/KIM’S RHETORIC INTENSIFIES

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

HURRICANE HARVEY CONTINUES TO WRECK HAVOC ON HOUSTON: THE ESTIMATE OF DAMAGE: $100 BILLION/ISRAEL WARNS RUSSIA THAT THEY MAY HAVE TO BOMB ASSAD IN SYRIA DUE TO INCREASED IRANIAN INFLUENCE

GOLD: $1313.50  UP $3.95 *BREAKS RESISTANCE OF $1300.00

Silver: $17.45  UP 0 CENTS *BREAKS RESISTANCE OF $17.25

Closing access prices:

Gold $1309.50

silver: $17.40

SHANGHAI GOLD FIX:  FIRST FIX  10 15 PM EST  (2:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SECOND FIX:  2:15 AM EST  (6:15 SHANGHAI LOCAL TIME)

SHANGHAI FIRST GOLD FIX: $1299.64 DOLLARS PER OZ

NY PRICE OF GOLD AT EXACT SAME TIME:  $1204.25

PREMIUM FIRST FIX:  $5.38

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SECOND SHANGHAI GOLD FIX: $1324.74

NY GOLD PRICE AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $13.17.60

Premium of Shanghai 2nd fix/NY:$5.03

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LONDON FIRST GOLD FIX:  5:30 am est  $1323.40

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME: $1324.90 ???

LONDON SECOND GOLD FIX  10 AM: $1318.95

NY PRICING AT THE EXACT SAME TIME.

For comex gold:

AUGUST/

NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR APRIL CONTRACT MONTH: 179 NOTICE(S) FOR  17,900  OZ.

TOTAL NOTICES SO FAR: 4801 FOR 480,100 OZ  (14.933 TONNES)

For silver:

AUGUST

 

 0 NOTICES FILED TODAY FOR

 

nil  OZ/

Total number of notices filed so far this month: 1248 for 6,240,000 oz

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We have already surpassed options expiry on the Comex, so the only one left is the LBMA/OTC options which expire on the 31st of August at around 10-11 am. You could bet the farm that the crooks will try and go after gold/silver tomorrow trying to get gold below $1300 and silver below $17.25. Prior to Hurricane Harvey and North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan, it looked like smooth sailing for the bankers to pocket again underwritten options…. let is see what happens tomorrow

 

 

Let us have a look at the data for today

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In silver, the total open interest ROSE BY AN APPRECIABLE 1913 contracts from 188,145 UP TO 190,058 WITH THE HUGE RISE IN PRICE THAT SILVER UNDERTOOK WITH  YESTERDAY’S TRADING (UP 38 CENTS).HOWEVER WHEN YOU COMPARE WITH THE MAMMOTH INCREASE IN GOLD OI YOU CAN BE COMFORTED THAT THE BANKS ARE QUITE RETICENT TO SUPPLY ANY PAPER. NO DOUBT THAT WE LOST SOME PAPER PLAYER LONGS TO EFP’S BUT THAT WAS QUICKLY REPLACED WITH NEWBIE LONGS AGAIN TAKING ON THE BANKERS.  AS SOON AS SILVER BROKE RESISTANCE AT $17.25 THEY POURED ON THE JUICE WITH RECKLESS ABANDON.  SOME LONG SPECS EXITED WITH A PAPER PROFIT.

RESULT: A SMALLER HIGHER OI (THAN GOLD) WITH A HUGE PRICE INCREASE 

 In ounces, the OI is still represented by just UNDER 1 BILLION oz i.e.  0.962 BILLION TO BE EXACT or 137{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of annual global silver production (ex Russia & ex China).

FOR THE NEW FRONT MAY MONTH/ THEY FILED: 0 NOTICE(S) FOR nil  OZ OF SILVER

In gold, the open interest ROSE BY AN UNBELIEVABLE  22,957 CONTRACTS WITH THE  HUGE RISE  in price of gold ($16.95 GAIN YESTERDAY .). The new OI for the gold complex rests at 537,503.

AS IN SILVER, THE GEOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPE WITH TRUMP THREATENING TO CLOSE GOVERNMENT IF HE DID NOT GET HIS WALL , THE DOVISH SPEECHES BY BOTH DRAGHI AND YELLEN ON FRIDAY AT JACKSON HOLE, THE HOUSTON FLOODING & NORTH KOREA FIRING MORE MISSILES CAUSED A HUGE NUMBER OF NEWBIE SPECS TO AGAIN ENTER THE GOLD ARENA WITH THE COMMERCIALS SUPPLYING THE NECESSARY PAPER LIKE DRUNKEN SAILORS. ONCE 1300 DOLLAR GOLD WAS PIERCED, MORE NEWBIE LONGS CAME EMBOLDENED CONTINUING THEIR QUEST OF TAKING ON THE BANKERS WHO RECIPROCATED IN KIND WITH THE PAPER. SOME OLD SPECS LEFT FOR A PROFIT WITH THE HUGE RISE IN PRICE

Result: A HUMONGOUS GAIN IN OI WITH A HUGE RISE IN PRICE IN GOLD AND THE PIERCING OF RESISTANCE LEVEL $1300

we had: 179 notice(s) filed upon for 17,900 oz of gold.

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With respect to our two criminal funds, the GLD and the SLV:

GLD:

Tonight , we had another big  change in gold inventory: a deposit of 9.16 tonnes into the GLD inventory.  I doubt very much if this is physical gold/probably a paper gold entry:

Inventory rests tonight: 814.36 tonnes

IN THE LAST 32 TRADING DAYS: GLD SHEDS 22/61 TONNES YET GOLD IS HIGHER BY $81.25 .

SLV

Today:  WE HAD NO CHANGES IN SILVER INVENTORY TONIGHT:

INVENTORY RESTS AT 333.178 MILLION OZ

 

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First, here is an outline of what will be discussed tonight:

1. Today, we had the open interest in silver ROSE BY 1913 contracts from 188,145 UP TO 190,058 (AND now A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE NEW COMEX RECORD SET ON FRIDAY/APRIL 21/2017 AT 234,787) WITH YESTERDAY’S 38 CENT GAIN IN TRADING. SILVER RESPONDED TO 1) THE GEOPOLITICAL CLIMATE WHEREBY TRUMP THREATENED TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT UNLESS HE GOT HIS WALL , 2) THE TWO DOVISH SPEECHES BY YELLEN 3) NORTH KOREA FIRING MORE MISSILES,4) THE HOUSTON FLOODING AND 5 THE PIERCING OF THE HUGE RESISTANCE LEVEL OF $17.25. WE PROBABLY HAD A FEW PAPER PLAYERS TENDERING SOME OF THEIR LONGS FOR SEPT. EFP’S (BUT THAT OBLIGATION STILL RESTS WITH THE BANKERS BUT ON A DIFFERENT EXCHANGE LONDON). HOWEVER THE GAIN IN NEWBIE LONGS FAR OUTDISTANCED THOSE PAPER PLAYERS EXITING.  THE BANKERS CONTINUE TO BE RETICENT IN SUPPLYING THE SHORT PAPER

RESULT:  A HIGHER OI AT THE COMEX,(BUT MUCH SMALLER THAN GOLD) WITH A HUGE PRICE INCREASE.

(report Harvey)

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2.a) The Shanghai and London gold fix report

(Harvey)

 

2 b) Gold/silver trading overnight Europe, Goldcore

(Mark O’Byrne/zerohedge

and in NY:  Bloomberg

3. ASIAN AFFAIRS

 i)Late MONDAY night/TUESDAY morning: Shanghai closed UP 2.54 POINTS OR 0.08{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}   / /Hang Sang CLOSED DOWN 98.28 POINTS OR 0.35{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/ The Nikkei closed DOWN 87,35 POINTS OR 0.45{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Australia’s all ordinaires CLOSED DOWN 0.65{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}/Chinese yuan (ONSHORE) closed UP at 6.5960/Oil DOWN to 46.61 dollars per barrel for WTI and 51.51 for Brent. Stocks in Europe OPENED DEEPLY IN THE RED. Offshore yuan trades  6.6020 yuan to the dollar vs 6.5960 for onshore yuan. NOW THE OFFSHORE MOVED SLIGHTLY WEAKER  TO THE ONSHORE YUAN/ ONSHORE YUAN MUCH STRONGER (TO THE DOLLAR)  AND THE OFFSHORE YUAN IS MUCH STRONGER TO THE DOLLAR AND THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE EXTREMELY WEAKER DOLLAR. CHINA IS VERY HAPPY TODAY

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Professor: Texans ‘Deserve’ Harvey Because They Voted For Trump

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by Eric Owens, Daily Caller:

A sociology professor at the University of Tampa published a tweet on Sunday afternoon suggesting that Texas residents deserve the death, destruction and suffering caused by Hurricane Harvey because a majority of Texas voters supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

The professor is Kenneth L. Storey, reports Campus Reform.

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them,” Storey wrote in one tweet.

When another Twitter user responded that Texas is home to “good people” and that Storey “may want to rethink” the tweet, Storey doubled down.

“Well, the good people there need to do more to stop the evil their state pushes. I’m only blaming those who support the GOP there,” Storey wrote.

The professor also declared that Florida residents who voted for Trump “deserve” the suffering visited upon Texas by Hurricane Harvey this weekend.

Storey has since deleted the Hurricane Harvey-related tweets and apologized.

He has also appears to have dramatically altered his Twitter presence. As of Monday evening, Storey no longer includes a photo for his Twitter account. Also, though Twitter has recorded some 72,700 tweets by Storey, just four currently show up on his tweets page.

The University of Tampa webpage for Storey describes him as a visiting assistant professor. He has a master’s degree from the University of Central Florida and he teaches an introductory course in sociology. His research involves “urban issues within the southeastern United States, including research in gun shows, planned communities and unique issues of tourism focused commercial districts.”

Texas officials say least nine people have died as a result of the severe storms and flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, according to The Washington Post.

The death toll will likely increase as rivers continue to rise in the aftermath of the storms and as significantly more rain — up to 20 more inches — pummels the state this week.

Read More @ DailyCaller.com

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZES PASSPORTS TO DISPLAY AN ‘X’ FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T IDENTIFY AS MALE OR FEMALE

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

Starting August 31, 2017, IRCC will be the first Government of Canada department to introduce interim measures, which include allowing individuals to add an observation to their passport stating their sex should be identified as “X,” indicating that it is unspecified. Interim measures will be available until IRCC is able to print documents with an “X.”

NOW CANADIANS WHO CLAIM TO BE NEITHER A MAN NOR A WOMAN WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THEIR GENDER AS ‘X’ ON THEIR PASSPORTS.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New Testament of the Bible was written in Greek, and the 3 Greek words that make up the number 666 are hexakósioi hexēkonta héx. You will note that they all have an “x” in them. Hex in Greek means 6, in English a “hex” is like a curse that a witch or wizard would cast on someone. Suffice to say  a hex is never a good thing. The letter “x” is absolutely associated with the Mark of the Beast and with the Antichrist himself. The 6 in Latin is the word “sex”, as in the same word we use for gender today. So it is quite interesting that Canada has decided to use the letter “x” for people who consider themselves neither male nor female on their passports. What would a race of “x” look like? Since there are only two types of humans according to God, male and female, they would have to be placed by definition in the non-human category. Who would be the leader of these “x” people? None other than Mr. Hex Hex Hex, of course. Do you see where all this is headed?

The move from the department for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship is intended to “support LGBTQ2 rights” and advance the Canadian government’s “agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion”.

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT:

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that the Government of Canada will be working to implement an “X” gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. An “X” will make it easier for people who do not identify as female (“F”) or male (“M”) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents that better reflect their gender identity.

Starting August 31, 2017, IRCC will be the first Government of Canada department to introduce interim measures, which include allowing individuals to add an observation to their passport stating their sex should be identified as “X,” indicating that it is unspecified. Interim measures will be available until IRCC is able to print documents with an “X.”

Today’s announcement follows steps to protect Canadians in their right to the gender identity of their choice, and freedom of gender expression. Earlier this summer, Bill C-16 amended the Canadian Human Rights Act and added gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.

In the coming months, the Government of Canada will continue this important work in developing a consistent federal approach to how its programs and services collect, use and display sex and gender information so Canadians can have their gender more accurately reflected in government documents while also protecting their privacy. Our government is committed to better reflecting the gender identity and gender diversity of Canadians. source

OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ALLOW FOR A THIRD “UNSPECIFIED” GENDER CATEGORY INCLUDE AUSTRALIA, DENMARK, GERMANY, AND NEW ZEALAND.

In April, British LBGT activist group Stonewall called for a gender-neutral “X” option for UK passports, claiming transgender people are “afraid to travel abroad for fear of intrusive questioning or difficulties at passport control”.

In June, Canada’s province Ontario passed legislation that allows the government to seize children from families that refuse to accept their child’s chosen “gender identity” or “gender expression”.

Bill 89, “Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017”, was approved on June 1 by a vote of 63 to 23.

The Minister of Children and Youth Services, Michael Coteau, who introduced the bill, said earlier this year that a parent’s failure to recognise and support a child’s gender self-identification is a form of “child abuse”, and a child in these circumstances should be removed from their parents and placed into “protection where the abuse stops”.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

MICHAEL MOORE: AMERICA WILL BE A “BETTER COUNTRY” WHEN WHITES ARE A MINORITY

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by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars:

“I can’t wait for that day to happen”

Michael Moore is celebrating the fact that white men are “dying out” because he thinks America’s demographic shift will make it easier for Democrats to win future presidential elections.

“Nearly 70{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the country is either female, people of color, or young adults between 18 and 35, or a combination of the three,” Moore told Fast Company.

“The angry white guy is dying out, and the Census Bureau has already told us that by 2050, white people are going to be the minority, and I’m not sad to say I can’t wait for that day to happen. I hope I live long enough to see it because it will be a better country,” he added.

The Bowling for Columbine star also insinuated that all Trump supporters were racists who hate minorities.

“Here’s another positive thing to look at: Every year 3 million 18-year-olds become adults and [potential] voters, and we raised those kids,” Moore said. “We’ve raised a generation of kids who don’t hate people on the basis of race, or they don’t hate somebody because they’re in love with somebody of the same gender.”

Moore’s remarks are just the latest in a series of ludicrous outbursts from the documentary film maker.

Earlier this month during an appearance on CNN, he compared Trump supporters to rapists. In a Twitter post, Moore demanded that Trump resign in order to spare his kids from being thrown in jail.

Back in March, the far-left blowhard called on Democrats to declare a “national emergency,” claiming that President Trump and his staff are guilty of “espionage”.

Despite supporting Bernie Sanders during the election campaign and criticizing Hillary Clinton for being a warmonger and a Goldman Sachs-owned career politician, Moore suddenly endorsed Hillary and has been a major driving force behind anti-Trump hysteria ever since.

Read More @ Infowars.com

New Senate Bill Targets WikiLeaks, Russia, Independent Press and First Amendment

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by Whitney Webb, The Anti Media:

With the Russian meddling narrative serving as pretext, the U.S. Senate, embracing the “Pompeo Doctrine,” is moving to stifle and criminalize WikiLeaks and, by extension, any such “dangerous,” transparency-providing entities that threaten to cast doubt upon Washington’s “official stories.”

(MPN) — The Senate Intelligence Committee is pushing Congress to label WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” having adopted that very position in the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) it approved last month. The terminology used in the bill originates from a speech given in April by CIA director Mike Pompeo, who called the pro-transparency media organization a “non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted” by “hostile” nations.

WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, has slammed the Senate bill as an attempt to legislate what he termed the “Pompeo doctrine.”

WikiLeaks has been under U.S. investigation since 2010 but the U.S. has failed to formally charge anyone in the organization for its role in leaking State and Defense Department documents.

However, WikiLeaks’ source in this case, Chelsea Manning, was convicted in 2013 and was only recently released from prison after receiving a pardon from President Barack Obama in January of this year. WikiLeaks came under scrutiny once again last year during the presidential election after publishing emails considered damaging to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The IAA’s 12,000-word text, however, makes only brief mention of WikiLeaks — in the last line of its 41 pages. The bill itself is mainly focused on Russia and strikes an aggressive tone regarding so-called Russian “interference” in the 2016 presidential election as well as Russian “influence operations.” If passed, for instance, the bill will call upon Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, to develop strategies to counter these “threats,” and will essentially prevent cooperation between Russia and the U.S. on issues such as “cybersecurity” and “cyber threats.”

Mieke Eoyang, a former House intelligence committee senior staffer, told the Daily Beastthat such measures will prevent “the White House from blocking the intelligence community from telling the committee and the American public what the true Russia threat is.”

Read More @ TheAntiMedia.com

Stop Asking the Federal Government to Label Groups You Dislike ‘Terrorists’

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by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:

This past weekend, my brother and his girlfriend came out to visit and it once again reminded me of what really matters in life. I’ve noticed that having friends and family in town forces someone like me to disconnect from the 24/7 news cycle more than usual, which I always find to be extraordinarily healthy.

On the few occasions that I checked in with Twitter, it seemed as if half the stream was yelling hysterically about antifa and the other half was fear-mongering about neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Both groups seemed utterly deranged and intent on fostering the very destructive environment they claim to be fighting. As I’ve made clear since I started writing many years ago, I’m completely against violent solutions to our problems. It doesn’t make a difference to me whether that violence comes from insecure white dudes with swastika tattoos, or cowardly “anti-facsists” dressed up like video game ninja characters assaulting people. Why does it seems so difficult for people to just condemn both groups for the unconscious goons they are without picking a side.

One especially concerning thing I’ve noticed recently, is a push by many of those who would self-identify on the “right” end of the political spectrum for the government to identify antifa as a terrorist group. I couldn’t think of a more idiotic strategy if I tried — unless your goal is to give Trump, or whoever comes next, an excuse to further entrench and institutionalize our already existing and unconstitutional surveillance state. As I noted on Twitter:

This foolish drive to popularize a categorical use of the word “terrorist” to domestic groups you don’t like, reminded me of an article by Jonathan Turley published last week in The Hill.

He accurately notes that misguided people on both sides of the political spectrum are now playing this extremely dangerous game. Here’s some of what he noted:

Yet, the racist protesters in Virginia had a permit to march and Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas denounced the violence on both sides. That raises the question of whether the presence of a “criminal element” on either side is enough (when combined with extreme views) to meet a new evolving definition of terrorism. Some have insisted that Nazi rallies are inherently threatening to public safety and terrorizing to various groups. The clear message is that politicians want these groups not simply denounced for hate speech but declared actual terrorists.

Conversely, over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Trump administration to formally recognize the Antifa movement as a terrorist organization. The petition states, “Terrorism is defined as ‘the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims.’ This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. Antifa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the Pentagon to be consistent in its actions — and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare Antifa a terror group — on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.”

A similar movement has called for Black Lives Matters to be declared domestic terrorists for the violence seen at various protests. There is a striking similarity in the rationales for declaring both sides to be terrorists. Neither side is willing to recognize, let alone respect, the right of the other side to free speech regardless of the content of their views. For years, some of us have been warning about a dangerous tide sweeping over Europe as Western countries in the criminalization of speech deemed offensive or insulting while banning whole groups deemed hateful. The West is losing faith, and patience, with free speech.

It has not worked, as history has consistently shown. Germany criminalizes symbols like the swastika or Holocaust denials. Neo-Nazis however continue to flourish and simply slightly altered their symbols and salutes. France, England and other countries routinely prosecute people for expressing views deemed hateful, but both extremism and terrorism continue unabated. The reason is simple. The enforced silence produced by these laws is purely superficial. It does not stop extreme views or change minds, it merely forces it below the surface.

As shown by Europe (and Canada), criminalizing of speech places countries on a slippery slope toward what the Framers feared as the “tyranny of the majority.” It becomes an insatiable and satisfying appetite for those who want to simply silence opposing views. For their part, politicians want to show voters that they feel their anger by declaring unpopular groups “terrorists” or unpopular speech crimes. If you are not with those declaring the other side terrorists, you look like you are not sufficiently appalled or opposed to their views.

Street violence appears to be a burgeoning problem, but it’s extremely short-sighted and counterproductive to respond to it by begging the feds to call whatever violent group you happen to dislike more than the other, “terrorists.” The U.S. government and the oligarchs largely in control of it would love for this to happen. It’ll allow them to crack down on all dissent as harshly as they’d like by eventually calling all protest “terrorism.” This seemingly has been the game plan for many years, and many seem to be falling for this trap hook, line and sinker.

I implore everybody to please stop this sort of commentary. If you encourage the federal government to increasingly label domestic groups terrorists, you won’t like the end result. Calling someone a terrorist dehumanizes them, and will give the bad actors with actual power (unlike neo-Nazis and antifa) an excuse to exercise increasingly brutal repression measures. Before long, it won’t just be the violent groups you dislike labeled “terrorists,” but anyone at all who voices dissent at our genuinely oppressive and corrupt neo-feudal society.

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Julian Assange Just Showed How YouTube Censors Ron Paul For Promoting Peace—This Is 1984

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by Matt Agorist, Activist Post:

In the past few weeks, YouTube has made an unprecedented move to censor political outlets which they claim promote hate speech or extremist content. However, as Julian Assange just pointed out, peaceful anti-war politicians like Ron Paul are also being snubbed out in the name of controlling the narrative.

When standing up against an illegal war with a message of peace and liberty becomes a censorable ‘offense’ it’s time to start paying attention. 

To not be so blatant about their attempt to quash peaceful anti-war messages, YouTube is employing a form of soft censorship. Instead of simply deleting the videos—which has happened to the Free Thought Project on numerous occasions—YouTube is moving to slowly strangle alternative media through defunding their accounts, limiting their reach, and informing new viewers that the content may be offensive or extreme.

Through employing these various soft censorship techniques, YouTube is effectively manufacturing the narrative. When certain opinions are suppressed while others are promoted, this is a de facto form of social engineering.

The establishment must control the narrative in order to control the people. Once society begins to question the status quo, those in power risk losing their grip. Make no mistake, what we are witnessing on YouTube and Facebook right now is a move to silence the peaceful opposition. Sadly, social justice warriors and the PC police are cheering it on because their political enemies are also being silenced. These folks would do well to remember that their speech will be next.

As the Free Thought Project reported earlier this month, this censorship is not a partisan issue. Those on both the left and the right are watching as the tape is slowly placed over their proverbial digital mouths.

“This is political censorship of the worst sort; it’s just an excuse to suppress political viewpoints,” Robert Epstein, a former editor in chief of Psychology Today and noted expert on Google, told wsws.

Those who’ve been paying attention predicted this crackdown and watched it come to a head at the beginning of this month, when the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded Google and YouTube for taking on hate speech and extremist content while having the ADL be the ones who decide what gets flagged.

It is no mistake that this crackdown is also coinciding with a massive push by the mainstream media to stoke divide among the people. If you watch the coverage of many of these protests and counterprotests, you may come to the conclusion that America is on the verge of a civil war.

Read More @ ActivistPost.com

Berkeley: Leftists carrying “No Hate” Shields Violently Assault Trump Supporters

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by Pamela Geller, Freedom Outpost:

These leftist “anarchist” thugs are the most hateful people around.

But they can’t see their own hate, even as they brutalize patriotic Americans.

They’re so consumed in their hate, and so sure of their own righteousness, that they think anything they do in the service of their cause is right. If they aren’t reined in, and quickly, America is doomed as a free society.

If they aren’t reined in, and quickly, America is doomed as a free society.

“Anarchists Carrying ‘No Hate’ Shields Assault People At Berkeley Protest,” by Amber Randall, Daily Caller, August 27, 2017:

A large group of anarchists interrupted a left-wing protest against a canceled right-wing demonstration in Berkeley, Calif., attacking five people Sunday afternoon.

The anarchists, dressed in black and carrying shields reading “no hate,” crashed the left-wing “Rally Against Hate,” a protest against a canceled right-wing demonstration against Marxism, reports the Associated Press.

A hundred anarchists moved through the police line and were able to enter into the crowd of about 2,000 people. While there, the group assaulted some Trump supporters and other right-wing counter protesters who showed up to the rally.

The group attacked Joey Gibson, the Patriot Prayer group’s leader, with pepper spray and chased him to the police line. Gibson escaped them by running behind police officers dressed in riot gear.

Anarchists also kicked and punched other men at the rally, only to stop when police officers stepped in to intervene, according to an Associated Press reporter.

Some of the left-wing protesters yelled at a Latin Trump supporter, saying he should be ashamed for supporting the president….

Read More @ FreedomOutpost.com

Bay Area TV Anchor: “I Experienced Hate First Hand Today In Berkeley” From Antifa

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from ZeroHedge:

After the media lashed out at right-wing extremists in the aftermath of the tragic violence in Charlottesville, the tide now appears to be turning against the all-black-clad “Antifa.”

For the first time since the campaigns began late last year and protests broke out, The Washington Post unleashed this shocking headline.

All told, the Associated Press reported at least five individuals were attacked. An AP reporter witnessed the assaults.

Berkeley Police’s Lt. Joe Okies told The Washington Post the rally resulted in “13 arrests on a range of charges including assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing a police officer, and various Berkeley municipal code violations.”

But it’s not just WaPo that is exposing some truth. Well known Bay Area TV personality, Frank Somerville – KTVU anchor – took to Facebook this weekend to explain what happened to him when he took a day trip to Berkeley.

Before he starts, he notes…

My wife told me I’m going to get crucified by posting this. I told her I didn’t care. This is what happened. This is what I saw. This is what I experienced. This is the truth. Period.

 

If people dont want to hear the truth thats not my problem. I have no agenda. Im just saying that this is what happened to me today, think about it. And make your own decision.”

And judging by the 2800 comments and 10s of 1000s of ‘shares’, Somerville’s report (below) struck more than a chord

I experienced hate first hand today… It came from these people dressed in all black at a protest in Berkeley.

Ironically they were all chanting about NO hate.

Some had shields and gloves. Some had helmets. Some had gas masks.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

IT’S ON: Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over ‘Hate Group’ Designation

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by Tyler O’Neil, Pj Media:

On Tuesday, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood. The SPLC listed DJKM as a “hate group,” while GuideStar also categorized it in those terms, and Amazon kept the ministry off of its charity donation program, Amazon Smile.

“We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong,” Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO at DJKM, said in a statement Tuesday. “Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as ‘hate’ groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter.”

The SPLC has labeled DJKM an “anti-LGBT hate group” for its opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenderism. “These false and illegal characterizations have a chilling effect on the free exercise of religion and on religious free speech for all people of faith,” Wright declared.

“After having given the SPLC an opportunity to retract, we have undertaken this legal action, seeking a trial by a jury of our peers, to preserve our own rights under the law and to defend the religious free speech rights of all Americans,” the DJKM president concluded.

The lawsuit laid out charges against the SPLC, GuideStar, and Amazon. “SPLC acted knowingly, intentionally, and with actual malice in publishing the Hate Map that included the Ministry and in publishing the SPLC Transmissions to GuideStar that included the ministry,” the suit alleged. “SPLC’s conduct in making these publications was beyond the reckless disregard for the truth standard required by Alabama law for punitive damages.”

The suit claimed that “the Ministry suffered special damages in its exclusion from the AmazonSmile program as a result of SPLC’s publication of the Hate Map and the SPLC Transmissions.”

Specifically, DJKM brought the suit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for religious discrimination, under the Lanham Act for trafficking in false or misleading descriptions of the services offered under the ministry’s trademarked name, and for defamation under Alabama common law arising from “the publication and distribution of information that libels the Ministry’s reputation and subjects the Ministry to disgrace, ridicule, odium, and contempt in the estimation of the public.”

Read More @ PJMedia.com