Thursday, February 27, 2020

With Grenell Appointment, the Israel Lobby’s Foothold on US Intelligence Grows Even Stronger

By Whitney Webb, MintPress News:

With Richard Grenell now overseeing all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, Israel’s influence over the U.S. intelligence community has reached new and troubling heights.

Last week’s appointment of U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to the post of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) received criticism from both sides of the political divide, mainly for his lack of experience and history of outspoken and partisan political statements. Much more overlooked, however, are Grenell’s ties to the powerful American pro-Israel lobby and Israeli politicians alike, including organizations and individuals with a history of espionage and blackmail against the United States.

Cuba’s Official Communist Paper Praises Bernie Sanders for Recognizing Castro Regime’s Contributions in Education and Health

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

The official Communist Party newspaper in Cuba on Tuesday published this article thanking fellow traveler Bernie Sanders of promoting their Marxist propaganda on the Castro regime’s record on health and medicine.

This was a hybrid endorsement of Bernie Sanders’ campaign and a thank you note from the brutal Marxist regime.

The official Communist paper Grandma wrote Bernie a love letter in return for his support of the Castro dictatorship.

Switzerland Announces First Coronavirus Case

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from InfoWars Europe:

Switzerland has declared its first known case of COVID-19 as the virus gains traction across Europe.

A man in his seventies in the canton of Ticino, which borders Italy, was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus following blood tests conducted in Geneva.

“The sick person stayed in Italy about ten days ago to attend an event near Milan,” the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) said in a statement.

The CDC Warns Businesses, Schools, Communities to Prepare NOW for Covid19: “THE DISRUPTION OF DAILY LIFE MIGHT BE SEVERE.”

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Today Nancy Messonnier, who is the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases issued a stark warning about the potential spread of Covid19 through the United States.

“We expect we will see community spread in this country,” said Dr. Messonnier. “It’s more of a question of when.” (source)

Whenever there’s a direct warning from the government agencies whose job it is to manage crises in ways that don’t cause a panic, I always wonder how bad the situation actually is and what they’re not telling us.  While this was the most bluntly worded warning, it isn’t the only one this week.

Odd Coincidence – Rogue CDC Official Pushing Coronavirus Panic Button is Rod Rosenstein’s Sister…

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from The Conservative Treehouse:

Earlier today Dr. Nancy Messonnier, an official in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), held a conference call with media and pushed a panic narrative around the Coronvirus that ran counter to the Trump administration.

What makes the statements by Dr. Messonnier even more interesting is the fact she is the only sister of former DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Assange blasts court for preventing communication with lawyers, alleges legal team is being SPIED on

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from RT:

On the third day of his extradition hearing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has rebuked the court for preventing him from communicating with his legal team, saying his prosecutors have “100 times more contact hours each day.”

Amid a prosecution argument about whether or not he stands charged with “political offenses” Assange stood and told the court that “the problem is I cannot participate, I cannot privately communicate with my lawyers.”

Subprime Credit Card Delinquencies Soar

by Peter Schiff, Schiff Gold:

Last week, we told you about the rising level of subprime auto loan delinquencies. Well, there is a similar thing happening in the subprime credit card market.

Is this the proverbial canary in a coal mine?

Balances more than 30-days delinquent on credit cards issued by the roughly 4,500 banks smaller than the top-100 surged to 7.05% in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the latest data released by the Federal Reserve. That’s the highest delinquency rate in this category going all the way back to the 1980s.

“1984” Has Come to China

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by Jim Rickards, Daily Reckoning:

You’re probably familiar with George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four; (it’s often published as 1984). It was written in 1948; the title comes from reversing the last two digits in 1948.

The novel describes a world of three global empires, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia, in a constant state of war.

Orwell created an original vocabulary for his book, much of which is in common, if sardonic, usage today. Terms such as Thought Police, Big Brother, doublethink, Newspeak and memory hole all come from Nineteen Eight-Four.

NATURAL PROTECTION STRATEGY AGAINST VIRUSES, INCLUDING THE CORONAVIRUS

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by Charles K. Bens, Ph.D., The Waking Times:

What are viruses?

Viruses are very tiny germs; much smaller than bacteria. They are made up of genetic material with an outside protein exterior. They have some very unique characteristics.

  1. They are not able to make protein like some other cells.
  2. They are totally dependent on their host for survival.
  3. They can only reproduce while inside of a host cell.
  4. A strong immune system can keep viruses from multiplying.
  5. In a compromised immune system, the virus inserts its genetic material into a cell and begins to produce more virus in the host cell.
  6. Each virus has a unique shape, and is attracted to very specific organs in the body, such as the liver, lungs or even our blood.

The Global Economy Was Sinking Long Before The Coronavirus Appeared

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by Brandon Smith, Alt Market:

In order to determine if a geopolitical or economic threat is legitimate, I find it helps to watch how the mainstream propaganda narrative flows and changes. For example, for the past year as almost every fundamental indicator was flashing warning signs on the global economy the primary message in the mainstream was that central banks would never allow any major shocks to the financial system.  In other words, they would pour in cash at the slightest hint of trouble.  The conclusion for the investment world?  To “buy the F’ing dip!”   Why not?  You can’t lose.