Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson joins hundreds of supporters in a car park outside the BBC’s Manchester HQ to demonstrate against Panorama’s investigations into him

by Connnor Boyd, Daily Mail:

  • Supporters of Robinson, real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, gathered at Media City this morning
  • Video of Robinson declaring himself the ‘king of the whole Islam race’ was played on big screens at protest 
  • About 300m away, anti-fascist demonstrators held counter-protest waving ‘Stop fascist Robinson’ placards
  • Some of Robinson’s supporters wore England flags around their shoulders while others had hi-vis waistcoats – copying the gilets juanes in France

IS SOMEONE SABOTAGING MUSK?

by Joseph P. Farrell, Giza Death Star:

We’ve all heard the stories: someone in Japan invents a car that runs on water; news reports and articles are written and reported, then the inventor turns up missing or dead, and the invention is never heard from again. Someone invents an engine that can run on vegetable oil; he takes a trip by ship, ends up overboard and quite dead, and his breakthrough engine is converted to run on petroleum and not another word is heard about its original intended fuel(incidentally folks, that man’s name was Rudolf Diesel). Someone else comes up with the neat idea that oil itself is the remains of gobs and gobs of dinosaurs that, under the pressure of Earth and millions of years, somehow converts the remains into the black substance; hence, said substance is limited and non-renewable, it’s a “fossil fuel”, and prices of the black goo and its refined products rise accordingly (incidentally folks, the guy’s surname was Rockefailure). Lesson: the gimickry of the greedy billionaire busybodies is limitless, as is usually their amorality and lust for power.

Where Does It End?

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by Jeff Thomas, International Man:

It’s nothing new.

Whenever a major country is in decline and approaching collapse, a contingent arises that does everything it can to speed up the process toward collapse. This is always done in the same way:

  • Vilify the established rulers as being the culprits for the nation’s woes.

  • Establish simplistic arguments to support that view. (The arguments need not be entirely logical or supportable, but they must have emotional public appeal.)

  • Create simplistic rhetoric that supports the destruction of the establishment and its icons.

  • Make the arguments and rhetoric as ubiquitous as possible (particularly through the media).

Then, like any recipe, turn up the heat and bake until done.

Generally, the destruction of the first icon (most often a statue) requires some sort of explanation, regardless of how flimsy the argument may be. After that has succeeded, praise is to be showered on those who took part, egging them, and others, on to do more. As each new icon falls, less justification is necessary and, in the end, only blind anger is required to keep the destruction going.

In the present era, we’re witnessing this age-old process taking place in quite a few countries, but notably in the US.

But, why the US—the one country in the world that began as possibly the most advanced, freest nation the world had ever seen? How did this come to pass in “the land of the free”?

Well, truth be told, no matter how inspired or sincere the founding fathers of any nation may be, those who would usurp them are always many in number and, in most cases, are prepared to do whatever it takes to slowly take power and return to tyrannical rule.

As Thomas Jefferson said,

Even under the best forms of Government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

And, even in George Washington’s Cabinet, the rot set in early, with Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton continually seeking to subvert the objectives of Secretary of State Jefferson. Therefore, the degradation in the US system began quite early.

But why does it seem as though it’s speeding up dramatically now? Why is it suddenly pulling apart at the seams?

Well, for that answer, we can once again rely on Mister Jefferson:

Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the people may take away the rights of the other 49{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}.

And the US has passed that significant tipping point. The majority now depend upon handouts from the government. Once that occurs, it becomes easy to sell them the idea that, since they’re “entitled” to the handouts, they have a perfect right to be outraged that they’re not receiving more. (Again, logic is not necessary; what’s required is an emotionally-charged sense of victimisation.)

Read More @ InternationalMan.com

Why Is Social Media So Toxic?

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

The desire to improve our social standing is natural. What’s unnatural is the toxicity of doing so through social media.

It seems self-evident that the divisiveness that characterizes this juncture of American history is manifesting profound social and economic disorders that have little to do with politics. In this context, social media isn’t the source of the fire, it’s more like the gasoline that’s being tossed on top of the dry timber.

My thinking on social media’s toxic nature has been heavily influenced by long conversations with my friend GFB, who persuaded me that my initial dismissal of Facebook’s influence was misplaced.

Bill to Turn Entire State into ‘Gun Rights Sanctuary’ by Nullifying Federal Gun Control Laws

from The Free Thought Project:

A revolutionary bill proposed by Texas lawmakers would nullify federal gun control laws—across the state—turning Texas into a gun rights sanctuary.

AUSTIN, Texas (TAC) – A bill filed in the Texas Senate would set the foundation to nullify federal gun control in practice and effect.

Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) filed Senate Bill 378 (SB378) on January 17. The bill would prohibit any state government agency, personnel or public funds from enforcing any federal gun control regulation or law “if the federal statute, order, rule, or regulation or international law imposes a prohibition, restriction, or other regulation, such as a capacity, size, or configuration limitation, that does not exist under the laws of this state.”

GOLD RISES BY $6.15 TO $1345.10/SILVER ADVANCES 17 CENTS TO $16.67

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

YESTERDAY’S RAID FAILS AS EFP TRANSFERS EQUATE TO LOSSES IN COMEX OPEN INTEREST/CHINA AND RUSSIA UP THE ANTE ON TARIFF DISPUTE AND SANCTIONS/HUGE NUMBER OF SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT

“Capitalism Has Failed”

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by Jeff Thomas, International Man:

Today, more than at any time previously, Westerners are justifying a move toward collectivist thinking with the phrase, “Capitalism has failed.”

In response to this, conservative thinkers offer a knee-jerk reaction that collectivism has also had a dismal record of performance. Neither group tends to gain any ground with the other group, but over time, the West is moving inexorably in the collectivist direction.

As I see it, liberals are putting forward what appears on the surface to be a legitimate criticism, and conservatives are countering it with the apology that, yes, capitalism is failing, but collectivism is worse.

Unfortunately, what we’re seeing here is not classical logic, as Aristotle would have endorsed, but emotionalism that ignores the principles of logic.

If we’re to follow the rules of logical discussion, we begin with the statement that capitalism has failed and, instead of treating it as a given, we examine whether the statement is correct. Only if it proves correct can we build further suppositions upon it.

Whenever I’m confronted with this now oft-stated comment, my first question to the person offering it is, “Have you ever lived in a capitalist country?” That is, “Have you ever lived in a country in which, during your lifetime, a free-market system dominated?”

Most people seem initially confused by this question, as they’re residents of either a European country or a North American country and operate under the assumption that the system in which they live is a capitalist one. 

So, let’s examine that assumption.

A capitalist, or “free market,” system is one in which the prices of goods and services are determined by consumers and the open market, in which the laws and forces of supply and demand are free from any intervention by a government, price-setting monopoly, or other authority.

Today, none of the major (larger) countries in what was once referred to as the “free world” bear any resemblance to this definition. Each of these countries is rife with laws, regulations, and a plethora of regulatory bodies whose very purpose is to restrict the freedom of voluntary commerce. Every year, more laws are passed to restrict free enterprise even more.

Equally as bad is the fact that, in these same countries, large corporations have become so powerful that, by contributing equally to the campaigns of each major political party, they’re able to demand rewards following the elections, that not only guarantee them funds from the public coffers, but protect them against any possible prosecution as a result of this form of bribery.

There’s a word for this form of governance, and it’s fascism.

Many people today, if asked to describe fascism, would refer to Mussolini, black boots, and tyranny. They would state with confidence that they, themselves, do not live under fascism. But, in fact, fascism is, by definition, a state in which joint rule by business and state exists. (Mussolini himself stated that fascism would better be called corporatism, for this reason.)

In recognizing the traditional definition of fascism, there can be no doubt that fascism is the driving force behind the economies of North America and Europe.

Read More @ InternationalMan.com

Ethanol, the Problem

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by Bob Rinear The International Forecaster:

The bottom line is this folks. In areas where they can grow sawgrass and sugar cane, the “price” about equals out, but there’s a bigger carbon print. In areas where we’re using corn, the math does NOT work.

The other day I wrote a piece about dealing with the heat of Florida during a power outage, where the temp might be 94 degrees and the Humidity over 85{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}. I mentioned that a good gas generator, and a small window air conditioner can indeed get you through some rough nights.

But I also took a swipe at Ethanol gas, calling it Devil spawn and mentioned that it has several inherent problems here in the US as a fuel. Some of those problems are ECONOMIC, so today I want to explain my position. This is mainly in response to someone that wrote in, that sort of praised Ethanol’s use as a fuel, so let’s get to the nitty gritty of it all.

First the problems with the fuel itself. Ethanol Causes Fuel Decay. High amounts of oxygen in ethanol blended fuels cause gasoline to decay faster, and if left standing for long periods of time, the decaying fuel leaves varnish and sludge deposits. Those deposits WILL gum up your carburetor and jet passages and create all manner of issues.

Secondly, Ethanol is an alcohol and it chemically attracts water right out of the atmosphere. Well as you can imagine, one place you don’t want any water at all is in the fuel system of your boat/generator/small engines, etc. No, it’s no good and left for a long enough time, a bizarre situation develops where a layer of water contacts the gas and creates this “muck” called an inversion, that simply will not burn.

As I mentioned, in a closed loop system like a car where the system is pressurized and very little air gets in, it’s not horrible. But in open vent systems, it can cause huge problems. Simply ask any boater that went through nightmares when this stuff was first mandated as law. Many tens of millions of dollars went into repairing marine systems.

But it isn’t simply the problems I have with the fuel that are the big time issues. So let’s get all manner of Eco-sensitive here and see if Ethanol has been a plus or a minus for the earth.

When any alternative fuel comes to fruition, I tend to pay attention. I am wickedly in favor of solar for instance. The Sun rains down enough photons in ONE HOUR to power 2,000 trillion lightbulbs. We get enough light from the sun, if properly captured and stored, to run every gadget on the planet for 36K years. Every day. So with all this free energy bombarding us, doesn’t it make sense to figure out how to use it and store it? It certainly does.

But in the quest to get away from oil, people have tried all manner of “bio-fuels” and Ethanol at first, looked pretty good. In South America, they can grow sugar cane anywhere. It’s like a weed there. So, they started growing it in huge farms, and turning that biomass into Ethanol, and using it as a fuel. Well, the problem was and still is that 1) they have been cutting down the rain forests which capture so much of the carbon from the air, that 2) the “net-net” is that the world council says we put more carbon in the air, from all the excess farming, deforesting, and machinery needed to do it.

But Carbon is only one part of the problem. See, here in the US, we can’t grow sugar cane anywhere but in South Florida. So we turned to corn, which we can grow almost anywhere. But again the problems outweighed the benefits.

First off, is the volumes. To make enough corn to provide the 10{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} ethanol we need to run our vehicles, we had to once again expand the farm land, cut into wood lands, and use a lot more vehicles/machinery. That’s bad enough but more importantly, corn is the feedstock for anything from beef to chicken to table fare. We had to take some of that supply and turn it to making ethanol. So, when demand hit supply, the prices of feedstock rose, and thus so did beef and chicken etc.

Here’s a snippet from Forbes with some numbers:

In 2000, over 90{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the U.S. corn crop went to feed people and livestock, many in undeveloped countries, with less than 5{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} used to produce ethanol. In 2013, however, 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} went to produce ethanol, 45{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} was used to feed livestock, and only 15{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} was used for food and beverage (AgMRC).

The United States will use over 130 billion gallons of gasoline this year, and over 50 billion gallons of diesel. On average, one bushel of corn can be used to produce just under three gallons of ethanol. If all of the present production of corn in the U.S. were converted into ethanol, it would only displace 25{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of that 130 billion.

But it would completely disrupt food supplies, livestock feed, and many poor economies in the Western Hemisphere because the U.S. produces 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the world’s corn. Seventy percent of all corn imports worldwide come from the U.S. Simply implementing mandatory vehicle fuel efficiencies of 40 mpg would accomplish much more, much faster, with no collateral damage.

The bottom line is this folks. In areas where they can grow sawgrass and sugar cane, the “price” about equals out, but there’s a bigger carbon print. In areas where we’re using corn, the math does NOT work. We spend more to make a gallon of ethanol than it sells for. How can that work? Subsidies. The Government pays for it.

Read More @ TheInternationalForecaster.com

 

Petition To Label Antifa A “Terrorist Organization” Reaches Critical Milestone

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from ZeroHedge:

A petition calling for the White House to officially brand the Antifa movement as a terrorist organization has reached the threshold of signatures necessary to compel the Trump administration to reply, according to the Washington TimesThe petition received its 100,000th signature around 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday. Though it had 30 days to reach that goal, the petition did so in less than a week.

The petition contends that Antifa deserves the terrorist designation because of its “violent actions” in cities like Berkeley, Calif, and Charlottesville, Va., as well as its “influence” in the killings of police officers.

The full text of the petition is below:

“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.”

If the petition is successful, Antifa would differ from other terror groups in one unique respect: Antifa isn’t an organization, so much as a blanket term for far-left protesters known for their violent battles with right-wing groups, as the Washington Times explains.

“Antifa is short for anti-fascists, and the people involved are generally extreme leftists known for their face-offs with right-wing activists, including recently in Berkeley, Calif. Antifa counter-protesters made an appearance in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and clashed with white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.”

Antifa demonstrators are typically marked by their preference for black sweatshirts, and for wrapping dark bandannas around their faces. However, there’s at least one reason why the White House might de-prioritize the petition: The urgency surrounding the violent clashes that have erupted between demonstrators at various right-wing rallies and events involving conservative speakers has quieted somewhat after Saturday’s gatherings in Boston, which were largely peaceful.

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

#PEDOGATE is Painfully REAL: Police Bust Disney World, Legoland Pedophile Ring

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from NWO Report:

Police in Polk County, Iowa, have busted a pedophile ring at Disney World and Legoland as part of a “Guardians of Innocence II” sting. 

11 people were arrested Monday by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office following a sweeping investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s computer crime unit.

“As you know, this is just the beginning,” Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news release.“Once we serve search warrants and seize the devices that these suspects are using to download and distribute pornography, we will do a complete forensic analysis, and in all likelihood we will be adding on more charges related to the felony possession and distribution of images and videos of children being sexually battered.”

Prediction Made Nearly 30 Years Ago Coming True Before Our Eyes – With ‘Chickens Coming Home To Roost’, We May Be ‘Counting Down The Minutes Until Everything Changes’

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:
– ‘This Could Very Well Be The Way They Try To Usher In Their One World Currency!’

In this December 31st of 2014 story from CNBC they begin: “If the future plays out like BNY Mellon’s chief economist expects, 2018 is going to be a year for the history books.” Warning within their story that 2018 will be the year “a number of chickens come home to roost”, they also reported then:

“I’m worried about 2018. I think by that time everything will all come due. We’ll have wage inflation. The Fed will have to tighten hard,” Richard Hoey told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” “I’m not worried about 2015. I’m not worried about 2016, not too much about 2017. I think the bill comes due in 2018, but that’s too far in the future to worry about now.

ITALY DEMANDS ITS GOLD BACK FROM THE EU

by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:

GOLD UP $6.40 TO $1297.90//SILVER UP 14 CENTS TO $15.25//GOLD ADVANCES EARLY IN SESSION ABOVE $1300 BUT IS DIRVEN BACK//CHINA ADDS 11.2 TONNES TO ITS OFFICIAL RESERVES AND MOST LIKELY ARE SIGNALING SOMETHING/ECB AND THEY DO ARE HEADING FOR A GOLD BACKED LIRA//BIG NEWS ON THE EUROPEAN FRONT AS SALVINI HAS ORGANIZED A POPULIST ALLIANCE HEADING INTO THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS//THE USA EVACUATES TRIPOLI AS AN INVASION UNDER GENERAL HAFTER (FROM BENGHAZI) IS ALREADY BEGUN//MORE SWAMP STORIES FOR YOU TONIGHT