A week before Christmas, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a report accusing Russia of depressing Democrat voter turnout by targeting African-Americans on social media. Its authors, New Knowledge, quickly became a household name.
from The Daily Bell:
A school system in Massachusetts is proving to be malicious, incompetent, or maybe both.
Of course, we suspected that already. But the latest example comes from a lawsuit from a woman who pulled her 8-year-old son from Worcester Public Schools to homeschool him last January.
Josilyn Goodall is suing the Worcester School Committee, Superintendent Maureen Binienda, and the state Department of Children and Families after police entered her home, handcuffed her, and arrested her over what amounted to a paperwork dispute.
from The Mind Unleashed:
It’s a strange world of newspeak we live in. What was once a society devoted to logic and progress is now being herded in echo chambers of thought control and anti-critical thinking. Without the ability to examine an issue impartially and completely there is little hope of maintaining liberty and freedom, as history repeatedly demonstrated.
Today, we find that thinking is a diminishing art, and in its place, sound bites and stop-thought terms are used to put the brakes on the mind. These terms are widely used as signals to prevent minds from looking too deeply at a topic or issue.
by Dan Cohen, Mint Press News:
Hailed by Congress and the media as defenders of democracy, high-tech Russiagate hustlers Jonathon Morgan and Ryan Fox have been exposed for waging “an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation” to swing the 2017 Alabama senate race.
Grayzone Project — On December 17, two reports detailing ongoing Russian interference operations commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee were made public. They generated a week’s worth of headlines and sent members of Congress and cable news pundits into a Cold War frenzy. According to the report, everything from the Green Party’s Jill Stein to Instagram to Pokemon Go to the African American population had been used and confused by the deceptive Facebook pages of a private Russian troll farm called the Internet Research Agency.
Nevermind that 56% of the troll farm’s pages appeared after the election, that 25% of them were seen by no one, or that their miniscule online presence paled in comparison to the millions of dollars spent on social media by the two major presidential campaigns and their supporters to sway voters. This was an act of war that demanded immediate government action.
Democrats who studied the Russian interference strategy during the 2016 presidential race in the U.S., then used those tactics against a GOP candidate for Senate in a special election in Alabama, now are under investigation.
WND reported only a day earlier that LinkedIn billionaire Reid Hoffman admitted partly funding the group that “used disinformation tactics” in the 2017 election to fill the seat that opened up when Sen. Jeff Sessions was appointed attorney general.
The tactics were used against GOP candidate Judge Roy Moore, the state’s former Supreme Court chief justice. Democrat Doug Jones eventually won the race, by a narrow margin.
by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
“For us, it’s really about making sure that the rules allow for us to be able to push our progressive agenda and have that become policy,” said Omar. Ilhan Omar drew national attention for attacks on her Muslim faith. Her move to change a House rule so she could wear a hijab on the floor prompted the Rev. E.W. Jackson to say that the floor of Congress would look like an Islamic republic.
Ilhan Omar will be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives at a time when liberal-leaning newcomers like her are pushing for more influence in shaping the party’s agenda.
by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:
If anybody else had noticed the very strange bedfellows that President Trump’s recent announcement of troop withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan has created, you’re not the only ones.
While California Democratic Representative Ted Lieu had not long ago proclaimed that he’d love to regulate the speech of Americans but the 1st Amendment prevents him from doing so, he also praised President Trump for his Syria troop withdrawal while taking a shot at Barack Obama, saying that neither administration had an ‘end state‘ in mind for Syria nor a winning strategy.
With Democrat Lieu joining Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who thanked President Trump for having the courage to do what needed to be done, Lieu’s and Paul’s remarks stand in stark contrast to Republican (in name only) Representative Marco Rubio who slammed President Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria, saying “whoever advised him has done a great disservice to the country.”
Swedish state broadcaster SVT has outraged viewers after they ran an article claiming that the gruesome ISIS-inspired murder of two Scandinavian girls in Morocco “had nothing to do with Islam,” before warning Swedes that sharing a graphic beheading video of the incident could result in up to four years of imprisonment.
Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, of Denmark were murdered while backpacking in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. Both girls were stabbed multiple times, while one of them was beheaded on video. The culprits can then be seen pledging allegiance to the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
by Alasdair Macleod, GoldMoney:
Those of us who closely follow the credit cycle should not be surprised by the current slide in equity markets. It was going to happen anyway. The timing had recently become apparent as well, and in early August I was able to write the following:
“The timing for the onset of the credit crisis looks like being any time from during the last quarter of 2018, only a few months away, to no later than mid-2019.” [i]
The crisis is arriving on cue and can be expected to evolve into something far nastier in the coming months. Corporate bond markets have seized up, giving us a signal it has indeed arrived. It is now time to consider how the credit crisis is likely to develop. It involves some guesswork, so we cannot do this with precision, but we can extrapolate from known basics to support some important conclusions.
by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
Is gun confiscation coming to Congress?
The 2018 midterm elections produced a split Congress with Democrats gaining control of the House and Republicans gaining seats in the Senate.
The chattering DC classes are already speculating about the Democrats’ plans to subpoena Trump’s tax records and Senate Republicans’ moves to consolidate their hold of the federal judiciary. But amid the DC gossip, a new threat is being overlooked—red flag gun confiscation orders.