from The Money GPS:
from Russia Insider:
As we’ve explained before, there are two great new films out recently in Russia about Putin, Andrei Kondrashov’s ‘PUTIN’, and Vladimir Solovyov’s ‘World Order 2018’.
Kondrashov’s 2 part, 4 hour bio is a look at Putin’s life through interviews with Putin himself and people who have known and worked with him going back to his childhood. Completely fascinating. So far the first 2 hours have been released with English subs – here is our write up about it on RI.
by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept:
IN 2017, more than a half-million human beings — 553,742 of them to be exact — were homeless in the U.S. for at least some time. Last year was the first since the 2008 financial crisis that America’s homeless population grew. The 2016 U.S. census found that 12.7 percent of Americans — which translates to just over 43 million human beings — live below the poverty line. Millions of American children live in hunger: according to a 2015 U.S. Department of Agriculture study, the U.S. has “13.1 million households with children that often go without food: ‘food-insecure households.’”
by Chris Kanthan, Activist Post:
Every 80 years, nations often experience colossal events. There are different theories about this cycle – for example, the Fourth Turning theory focuses on the cyclical strengths of institutions versus individuals. Others surmise that four generations after a major crisis, there are no more older people to warn the society, and the younger people take peace and prosperity for granted.
Well, exactly 80 years ago, America was mired in the Great Depression, and World War II was about to begin. Yet, predictably, most Americans and Europeans now cannot even fathom such scenarios repeating in their lifetime.
from The Anti Media:
West Virginia is test launching a mobile voting system powered by blockchain technology in its upcoming primary election on May 8th. The system will initially be available only for active-duty military registered voters and their “eligible dependents” in Harrison and Monongalia county.
The state is the first in the country to be testing a blockchain-backed voting system for a federal election, according to a recently released statement.
In the statement issued Thursday, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said:
Florida Students Walk Out in Support of the Second Amendment, ‘My Rights Don’t End Where Your Feelings Begin’
by Cassandra Fairbanks, The Gateway Pundit:
Dozens of students from Rockledge High School in Brevard County, Florida, walked out of class on Friday in support of the Second Amendment and the right to own guns.
Approximately 75 students participated in the walk out, where they waved American flags and held signs such as “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” and “I support the right to bear arms.”
The demonstration was organized by Chloe Deaton, a sophomore, and Anna Delaney, a junior, who are part of Rockledge High’s Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Academy, local station KVUE reported.
Deaton wore a shirt to the protest that read, “my rights don’t end where your feelings begin.”
by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:
The NRA-ILA is doing nothing more than warning of the fact that when these anti-American gun grabbers say that no one is coming for your guns, the very opposite is true.
The reason for the Second Amendment was put into place was to ensure the right of the people to keep and bear arms was not infringed so that they might participate in a well-regulated militia and avoid having a standing army. Of course, this was a duty of all able-bodied men but was based on the God-given right that men were given by their Creator to defend against criminals, namely tyrants.
The National Rifle Association agrees and its Institute for Legislative Action arm has come out and not only reiterated this notion, but has said that those who are telling Americans that no one is coming for their guns are lying to them.
by Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture:
Barack Obama’s CIA chief, John Brennan, told the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, on 15 September 2016, in Washington DC, that when he had applied in 1980 to join the CIA, he admitted to them that in the 1976 Presidential election, when Jimmy Carter was running against Gerald Ford, Brennan had voted instead for the candidate of the US Communist Party, Gus Hall, and that he was then greatly relieved to find that this information didn’t cause rejection of his CIA-application. This had happened 11 years before the 1991 end of the Cold War (which ended actually only on the Russian side, but not also on the US-NATO side, where it continues without stop, and has accelerated since 2014, now finally being joined by both sides).