Monday, July 23, 2018


by Sergio Monteiro, Cabo Verde Network:

Some of you may be wondering where I’ve been the last few months. My last article was about presidential pardons and we now have a US president whose cabinet looks like they may need one in eight years. Possibly four if the DNC can stop kicking itself in the knees. I would like to say that I had been fulfilling that famed author trope of locking myself in a cabin somewhere and writing the next political thriller, but that just wouldn’t be true, my next book is going to be far different.

But I had not planned to write it so soon. I had wanted to write a sequel to Other American Dreams and then a children’s novel before I tackled this nagging outline I’ve had in my head for a long time.  Something compelled me to do it now.  I wish I could say that like JK Rowling writing the first Harry Potter book, I wrote this new one from a continuous conscious stream of ideas with words that wrote themselves, but that wouldn’t be true either. The reality is that I thought to myself, “I need to write this now before western society collapses.”

Over the last four months I have had several frustrating moments with regard to what I call, The War on Context.Maybe you’ve felt this too. Something would happen in the news cycle. A fairly far-reaching event that deserves commentary like Trump’s January 20th Executive Order to expedite approval for high priority infrastructure projects, that worryingly makes no reference to the DAPL.  I might have even developed an outline for how I’ll break it down but no sooner than I’ve gathered the facts and am ready to put finger to keyboard, another far reaching major event happens. Like Trump’s January 27th Executive Order halting refugee resettlements for 120 days.

At that moment, and others, I become forced to make a judgment call. Asking myself; “Which is the bigger story here?” And while I’m busy weighing those pro and cons – the ACLU is busy protesting Trump’s Muslim ban; women are marching on DC in pink hats; FBI Director, James Comey is grilled by the Senate intel committee for five hours on Russian hacking allegations; a terrorist attack in Sweden sees at least four people brutally killed by a speeding truck and is ignored by the MSM; Israel bombs Syria citing intercepted Hezbollah movements; then they do it again a month later. Russia ramps up anti-globalist rhetoric; a sarin gas attack happens in Syria; North Korea starts testing long range ICBM’s. My attention is pulled in every direction but to what I need most – some space to catch my breath, preferably one decorated with a healthy dose of context.

Reading that last paragraph, you may be getting a sense for what I’m talking about. The Russian-hacking scenario alone deserves its own three part series. I’m sure someone, somewhere is writing a book about it already but before I can go into details about it, I have to go into details about why I can’t go into details about anything.

If you’re feeling confused like I was, don’t worry, you’re supposed to. Something has changed out there. The days of purposeful journalism by mainstream outlets are gone.  Where once the truth was wrought forward to the public with integrity, now is just an inconsequential side-show in a never-ending circus of public relations blitzes.  Where the judgment has been made that the act of hacking matters more than the content of the hack itself; where it is normal to bomb a country as punishment for allegedly bombing itself and where all the MSM requires of you is a reaction, preferably anger or fear. Your critical thinking however, you can check at the door.

According to Catherine Happer and Greg Philo of Glasgow University Media Group, “News may appear as a sometimes chaotic flow of information and debate but it is also underpinned by key assumptions about social relationships and how they are to be understood. At the heart of these are beliefs about motivations, cause and effect, responsibility and consequence.”

It wasn’t long ago that we looked to trusted journalists engaging in measured discourse to examine those assumptions. Often finding that somewhere, behind whatever was making headlines, stood a corporate interest profiting from exploitation. But now, with increasing regularity, we find the mainstream and geo-political narrative magically in line with corporate interests. Sorry MSM, the congruence of these interests is just too blatant now, people are simply not buying it.

Nor is the phenomenon a recent one. I first noticed the MSM’s shift to a more public relations stance back in 2003 during the start of the US led invasion into Iraq. Back then, it was clear that a concerted effort was being made to steer public discourse away from the annoying fact that Iraq had not attacked the US directly. Needless to say, it worked but the question now is, “Could it work again?”

For a start, the wider media landscape of the early noughties was very different compared to now.  There were no social media or outlets like YouTube. And especially, there weren’t that many video content providers or bloggers offering well-sourced counter points. Many of those doing so now have platforms that reach millions of context starved people. Which has led to a mini revolution in how people are getting their news. It seems the same PR bait and switch from the early noughties has a harder chance of succeeding now, and the MSM knows it.

Ratings at CNN and MSNBC have dropped significantly since the 2016 election. Nielsen data shows both news agencies registering a decline in viewership in their key 25-54-year-old demographic during primetime hours. Dropping by 47{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} for CNN and 42{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} for MSNBC. Conversely, FOX news has only seen viewership drop by 2{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}  but this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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from grindall61:

The Night the Democratic Party Committed Political Suicide


by Wayne Allyn Root, Townhall:

Before I get to the embarrassment of the nasty, bitter State of the Union display by the Democratic Party, let me lead with great news.

First, the jobs front. Wednesday morning saw the release of ADP/Moody’s Analytics private payrolls report. New job creation exploded once again under President Trump. Businesses added 234,000 jobs in January versus an expected 185,000. Manufacturing added 12,000 jobs and construction 9,000 new jobs – in a traditionally slow month. WOW.

Secondly, the numbers from Trump’s State of the Union. Fox News had the biggest audience for a State of the Union in the history of cable news. The old record of 6.5 million viewers was smashed by smithereens by Trump with an astonishing 11.7 million viewers. It was also the highest rated presidential address of any kind in the history of cable news. 

Now to the reaction from viewers. CBS took an instant YouGov poll. Here are the amazing results. 

97 percent of Republican viewers liked Trump’s speech. 

72 percent of independents liked it.

Amazingly, 43 percent of Democrats liked it. 

Overall 75 percent of Americans approved of the speech. And a shocking 8 out of 10 felt President Trump was trying to unite the nation, rather than divide it. Two-thirds reported the speech made them feel proud. 

Which means anyone who isn’t a bitter, nasty, arrogant, hateful, Kool-Aid drinking socialist loved what they saw. Unfortunately, that leaves the entire Democrat Congress.

That’s why I report the Democratic Party committed political suicide on Tuesday night. Their response to Trump’s speech was out of bounds. It wasn’t normal. It was hateful. It was bizarre. Actually, in a word, it was “foreign.” The Democratic Party is now a foreign party in their own country. They no longer have any understanding of what people born in America think or feel. 

It’s perfectly fine to be respectfully opposed to the politics of one party or president. That’s acceptable. That’s as American as apple pie. But that’s not what happened on Tuesday night. 

Democrats were outed as the party that is rooting for America’s failure. Rooting against a booming economy. Rooting for misery, instead of prosperity. Rooting against job creation. Rooting against a booming stock market. Rooting against employee bonuses. Angry about the lowest black unemployment ever. Angry about the lowest Hispanic unemployment ever. Angry at the lowest female unemployment in 18 years. 

They openly frowned, grimaced, groaned and looked sick to their stomachs when President Trump celebrated the American flag…the national anthem… American freedom… and American opportunity. Bizarre. Self-destructive behavior.

But wait it gets worse. Democrats appeared to be on the side of murderous MS-13 gangs. When Trump touted legislation to help stop gang violence, drug dealing and murder by vicious MS-13 gangs…and when Trump introduced the parents of two young girls murdered by MS-13 killers…Democrats booed and groaned. 

Democrats clearly believe discussing murders by illegal aliens is “racist.” Democrats clearly believe Trump has to be Hitler or KKK to publicly admit there are people of color (gasp) murdering innocent Americans. This was the second worst moment of disconnect in American political history.

Now to the single worst disconnect ever. Amnesty-loving Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez WALKED OUT upon hearing chants of “USA, USA!” It was too much for him. He appeared to be on the verge of tears. Democrats consoled him. To Democrats, it’s now “racist” to love your country.

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European Powers Prepare to Ditch Dollar in Trade With Iran

by Elliott Gabriel, The Anti Media:

While the White House’s frenzied anti-Iran campaign has entailed unprecedented attempts to twist the arms of the United States’ traditional European allies, the pressure may be backfiring – a reality made all the more clear by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s claims that Europe’s three major powers plan to continue trade ties with Iran without the use of the U.S. dollar.

The move would be a clear sign that the foremost European hegemons – France, Germany, and the United Kingdom – plan to protect the interests of companies hoping to do business with Iran, a significant regional power with a market of around 80 million people.

The Hard Truth About Socialism

from Stefan Molyneux:



from grindall61:

Texas Billboard: ‘Liberals, Please Continue Until You Have Left The State’


by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

A billboard spotted in Texas is likely to send people running to safe spaces and cry rooms. The billboard tells liberals to continue driving on I-40 until they have left the “great state of Texas.”

“Liberals,” the billboard reads. “Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.”

Putin and Xi top the G6+1

by Pepe Escobar, Asia Times:

East vs. West: the contrast between the “dueling summits” this weekend was something for the history books.

All hell broke loose at the G6+1, otherwise known as G7, in La Malbaie, Canada, while all focused on divine Eurasian integration at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in China’s Qingdao in Shandong, the home province of Confucius.

The New Cold War: Russia, China And The United States Are Feverishly Preparing For Nuclear Conflict

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

While most of the world is focused on the World Cup and other trivial pursuits, the three global superpowers are busy jockeying for nuclear superiority.  Historians will debate the extent to which the first Cold War ever really ended, but everyone pretty much agrees that a new Cold War has now begun.  Russia, China and the United States are all racing to develop the next generation of nuclear weapons and delivery systems, and at this moment it is unclear who will ultimately come out on top in this arms race.  In Russia, nearly the entire nation is united behind the push to modernize the Russian strategic nuclear arsenal, but the United States is a deeply divided society today, and most of the population believes other priorities are far more important than developing new weapons.  Of course the United States started out with an edge in this new arms race, but now Russia and China have been working extremely hard to eliminate that edge, and to a large degree they have succeeded.

Keiser Report: Global Financial, Economic & Cryptocurrency Markets (E1221)

from RT:

Spies, Propaganda, DOJ Swamp, and Judicial Watch. Michael Rivero – May 22, 2018

from TalkDigitalNetwork:


by Harvey Organ, Harvey Organ Blog:


From Russians To ‘Deplorables’ To Insiders Who Knew Too Much, Are ‘Enemies Of The Deep State’ Being Targeted For ‘Elimination’? The ‘Clinton Body Count’ Rises Again!

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

In this interesting story over at RT that Steve Quayle linked to on his website we learn that authorities can now request the DNA of Americans, without our knowledge or consent, through websites such as and 23andMe. And while a 23andMe spokesman claimed they’ve only received 5 requests for DNA and have resisted all requests, resulting in no information released, the legal precedent has been set and as we’re reminded in an SQnote he left on that story: You do realize that bio specific weapons can be targeted against specific individuals DNA, don’t you? 

As we reported on ANP back on November 16th, authorities in the US also recently were accused of collecting Russian DNA by Russian president Vladimir Putin himself and in so doing, raised fears that the DNA collection was being done upon various ethnic groups in Russia for the purpose of developing an ethnic specific weapon capable of only targeting Russians. 

And with the mainstream media and the entire democratic party, aka entrenched establishment, going bats**t crazy in their ‘projection’ that ‘everything is tied to Russia’ here in 2017 America, let’s take a look at what the Russians think about US authorities attempting to get the DNA of people across their country. From Russian Senator Franz Klintsevich, the deputy head of the Defense and Security Committee, who was among the first to suspect foul play.: 

“I am not saying that we are definitely talking about preparations for biological war against Russia,” he prefaced his statement on Facebook. “But the scenario is undoubtedly being developed.” 

The senator suggested that different ethnicities react to biological arms differently and perhaps, “this is why the West is meticulously collecting material across the country.” “The relevant western agencies need to know that we are clued up on their interests,” Klintsevich said, praising Putin’s statement.

Are enemies of the ‘deep state’, whether Russians or ‘deplorables’ or simply insiders who knew too much, being targeted for elimination? As we read in more detail below, a new name could be added to the always-growing ‘Clinton body count’.

In psychology,‘projection’ is a theory in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious (or conscious!) impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. As Susan Duclos reported on ANP in this November 17th story, with the REAL ‘Russia conspiracy’ now being unfurled before our eyes, we’re not the least bit surprised that Hillary is calling the calls to investigate her an abuse of power yet over the past 20+ years, who was regularly abusing their power? 

What we’ve seen from Hillary Clinton, the Democratic establishment and much of the mainstream media apparatus ever since November 8th of 2016 and President Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory over Hillary, with Russia being blamed for almost everything, while facts such as the map above paint a much more truthful picture, have been a huge series of projections and we see an absolutely stunning example of it in this new story from over at Prison Planet

According to the story, a ‘mass triggering’ has been caused by a makeup app that can be used to digitally remove the makeup from women (or men) and of course, Russia is once again being blamed. Proving the absolute ridiculousness of the entire ‘blame Russia for everything’, triggered liberal snowflakes are now blaming Russia for what is being called a ‘violent and misogynistic’ app that will allowtheir friends, or enemies, to see what they likely look like without their make up on. 

The story over at Business Insider Tech Insider began “No one knows how to generate headlines and outrage like a pro-Russia propagandist” and as Chris Menahan over at Information Liberation reports, the liberal media is absolutely losing their mind over this. So now its Russia’s fault for what people look like without their makeup on? 

As Hillary Clinton clearly knows, lies, like makeup, are sometimes partially used to conceal, which brings us back to the collection of DNA both in Russia and of Americans by people who may not have the Russians, nor Americans, best interests in mind. We first lookhere at a very wise comment made on this November 18th ANP story by reader bkinney who stated:

  Some thing big coming our way to get the news off Hillary

History is littered with huge events happening that seemingly come out of nowhere to take the news off of another huge story that often involves the ‘global elite’ and corruption. Take for example the Pentagon news conference on September 10th of 2001 in which it was announced that the Pentagon had somehow ‘misplaced’ $2.3 trillion only for that story to be swept away to the dustbin of history by the events on 9/11. 

Or the ‘Clinton body count’ which seems to have another name added to it on a regular basis now, with DNC mega-donor Steve Mostyn recently found dead in Texas. Mostyn was one of the co-founders of the ‘Ready For Hillary PAC’ and died at the young age of 46 from a‘mental health issue’ which seemed to come about suddenly. Of interest, according to this ATS thread with sourcesMostyn was heavily involved in children’s organizations. And we all know what’s been happening with pedo rings all over the US

Was Steve Mostyn ‘Arkanicided’? 

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America’s Incredible Shrinking Influence

by Ron Paul, Ron Paul Institute:

Just two weeks after President Trump pulled the US from the Iran nuclear agreement, his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, issued 12 demands to Iran that could never be satisfied. Pompeo knew his demands would be impossible to meet. They were designed that way. Just like Austria-Hungary’s ultimatum to Serbia in July, 1914, that led to the beginning of World War I. And just like the impossible demands made of Milosevic in 1999 and of Saddam Hussein in 1991 and 2003, and so many other times when Washington wanted war. These impossible demands are tools of war rather than steps toward peace.