Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fun and Games

by James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler:

How many of you were wondering, as I was, what the suddenly former New York Attorney General, Mr. Schneiderman, might have looked like in a leather bondage get-up with a ball-gag stuffed in his pie-hole? Not the preferred courtroom attire, of course, and a less appetizing image of justice than, say, a blindfolded, half-naked lady holding a sword in one hand and a scale in the other. But that’s how our boy rolled, even while heaping censorious opprobrium (and indictments!) on other big shot alpha dogs for defiling the honor of women.

Conspiracy Theory? Politicians & Corporations Admit to Paying Actors to Show Fake Support

by John Vibes, The Free Thought Project:

A political campaign and a corporation have admitted to using paid actors in order to fill the crowd with supporters at events.

In an age where most politicians have very little support for their campaigns and causes, they have been known to resort to desperate measures to improve their public image. While this practice is disregarded by some as a “conspiracy theory,” many politicians have been caught hiring actors to fill the crowds of their campaign speeches—corporations too.

In fact, just this week in Ontario, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford’s campaign was forced to admit that they hired actors for at least one of their events. Ford’s staff acted like this was not authorized by them, but instead blamed a local candidate for arranging their actors. Campaign officials for Toronto Centre Tory candidate Meredith Cartwright reportedly hired the actors to support Ford at a rally in Dundas Square.

Brennan, Strzok And Kerry Allegedly Set “Spy Traps” For Trump Team; Hunt For FBI Mole Intensifies

from Zero Hedge:

Previously we reported on a disturbing op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Kimberly Strassel suggesting the FBI had a mole within the Trump campaign.

After a battle between House Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the release of classified information that was so top-secret that the DOJ refused to show Nunes on the grounds that it “could risk lives by potentially exposing the source, a U.S. citizen who has provided intelligence to the CIA and FBI” – the agency finally relented on Wednesday, allowing Nunes and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to receive a classified briefing.

Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook

by Jay Syrmopoulos, Activist Post:

Dallas, TX – When militarized FBI agents clad in tactical gear raided the home of Rakem Balogun in December 2017—forcing him and his 15-year-old son outside in their underwear on the cold and windy night as agents ransacked his residence—he thought it had to be a mistake.

In an exclusive report by The Guardian, Balogun explains that he was stunned to later learn that he was under investigation for “domestic terrorism” and had been under law enforcement surveillance for years. Incredibly, Balogun’s arrest and the FBI raid on his home were partially due to a simple, and constitutionally protected, Facebook post that was critical of police.

A Popular Question

by Bill Holter, JS Mineset:

Because we have received a dozen or more questions on the same topic, I thought it might be a good idea to discuss. Michael Pento was recently interviewed by Greg Hunter They spoke about many topics including the silver/gold ratio. The questions we received were panicky in nature from holders of silver. Paraphrasing, “do you agree with Michael Pento that silver will not do anything on the upside if we enter a depression”?

I had not listened to the interview when the questions (mostly all the same) came rolling in. As a side note, rarely do I watch interviews or read opinion pieces from other authors. Not because I think I know it all, but because of the way I am wired. Explaining this, I am voracious for data and facts that I can use with past data and facts to form my own opinion(s). What good would it do if I simply parroted what others “believe”? While I am always open to other opinions or why my own may be wrong, it is important to me to be original and authentic in thought rather than repeat what others believe.

Economic Numbers Are Less Than Meet the Eye

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by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

Investors can be forgiven for thinking they hit the trifecta last Friday.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that unemployment had dropped to 3.9%, the lowest in almost 20 years.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta reported that its widely followed GDP forecasting tool was showing projected growth for the second quarter of 2018 at 4%, exactly where Trump boosters like Larry Kudlow said it would be.

Finally, the Dow Jones industrial average rallied 332 points (1.39%), partly in response to the other good news. It was almost enough to make a trader sing, “Happy days are here again.”

Trump Is A Disaster

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Trump is a disaster for the environment, for wildlife, and for human life.

Trump has handed over to polluters oil and mineral rights in US National Monuments. Mining will now deface what was before Trump protected national monuments, and oil drilling will destroy the Arctic National Refuge. He has appointed polluters to run the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and he has waived rules in order to comply with the polluting industries’ wish list.

Trump wants to cut EPA funding by 23 percent and to cut funding for restoration programs for the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay by 90 percent. He wants to pay for the upkeep of national parks by expanding oil and gas exploration on public lands. But he doesn’t hesitate to send the equivalent of the annual environmental budget in war criminal missile attacks on Syria and plans for attacking Iran.

Are you feeding your brain the right nutrients? Folate, vitamins B12, C, E, and D are crucial for mental health

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by Michelle Simmons, Natural News:

Feeding your brain the right nutrients, such as folate, and vitamins B12, C, E, and D are crucial for mental health. In a review, it was found that patients with the chronic mental disorder schizophrenia have low levels of these nutrients.

A team of researchers from the University of Manchester, Belgium’s KU Leuven University, and the University of Western Sydney analyzed 28 study articles with a total of 2,612 participants.

The Worst Man In Modern History

by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:

It seems extraordinary that in defiance of all factual history and philosophical knowledge anyone should celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx. More than anyone, through wrong-headed ideas, he bears responsibility, indirectly admittedly, for the deaths of an estimated one hundred million people in the last century, and the severe suppression though economic and social servitude of fully one third of the world’s population. And if you also include those who have suffered under the yoke of Marxist-inspired modern socialism, the philosophy that says the state is more important than the individual, you could argue nearly the whole world is influenced by Marxian philosophy today.

Time To Choose

by Chris Martenson, Peak Prosperity:

Will you be an agent of depletion or regeneration?

There’s a vast revolution underway. And it’s time to pick sides.

Your choice couldn’t be more critically important. Quite possibly, the entire fate of the human species hangs in the balance.

It’s time to decide: Will you be an agent of depletion or regeneration?

QAnon’s Identity Stolen / Intel Source Hijacked By The Deep State??

ED. NOTE: Matthew who is one of my trusted contributors at SGT Report posted this article, and I must say I do NOT necessarily agree with all of the anti-Q rhetoric coming from Infowars, Corsi and others on You Tube. I will have a video specifically addressing all of this #Q drama next week. ~SGT

from The Alex Jones Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwqv_ZJrp6U