by John Vibes, The Free Thought Project:
Incredible and bombshell testimony from a young boy who appeared on film during the alleged “chemical attack” in Syria this month, claims there was no attack and he went through the process of getting hosed off just to get free food.
In the weeks since the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, evidence contradicting the official story continues to surface.
This week, journalists on the ground in Syria recorded interviews with some of the people who were there for the alleged attacks – people who actually appeared in the video that was shared widely by Syrian rebels associated with the White Helmets on April 7th, provoking attacks from the United States Military and its allies.
by David Stockman, David Stockman’s Contra Corner:
The Donald took to some bragging during yesterday’s annual tax filing moment—-assuring America’s oppressed taxpayers that happier times beckon. In fact, he insinuated that MAGA is not just a slogan. By his lights, apparently, we are already living the dream. To wit:
On this Tax Day, America is strong and roaring back. Paychecks are climbing. Tax rates are going down. Businesses are investing in our great country. And most important, the American people are winning.
So our purpose in this multi-part series is to beg to differ. Profoundly.
The Donald is not leading America to the promised land. Instead, he’s leading it to war abroad, fiscal and economic calamity at home and a crisis of governance that pales Watergate into insignificance.
by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
The migration is only beginning, but that’s only half the story.
You know it’s serious when the newspaper of record finally reports it: A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash (New York Times).
It’s a long article but the summary is brief: corrupt politicos promised the moon to public employees, and now the fiscal chickens of insolvency are coming home to roost.
Public pension obligations are rising so fast that even repeated tax increases can’t keep up.
by Phil Butler, New Eastern Outlook:
A few days before the United States, Britain, and France wasted several hundred millions of dollars attacking Syria, a The Guardian report from Thomson Award-winning journalist, Martin Chulov assured us the now notorious White Helmets Organization (WHO) were planning to smuggle dead bodies out of Douma, Syria. wreaking with a mystery nerve agent. Unfortunately for Chulov and others who create the anti-Russia narrative, the victims in Douma did not die from a gas attack.
Last week, when the U.S.S. Truman (CVN-75) battle group set sail from Norfork, Virginia, there was a race on to try and cover the ass of the President of the United States. Donald Trump’s boisterous “nice, new, and smart” missile Tweet in the direction of Vladimir Putin stunned the world into a new realization. The Americans who supported the billionaire property developing celebrity are not getting what they voted for. As we all know now, the U.S., France, and the UK fired missiles at mundane targets from various ships and aircraft in order to help Trump keep his word. The essence of the whole sorted affair is that peace on Earth and making American great again (MAGA) are mutually exclusive terms for Trump and his handlers. In case you are unaware, at the moment Trump promised almost certain war against the world’s second nuclear superpower, he did not have in place the capability to back up his threat toward Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Russia. So, in their infinite military wisdom, the Pentagon came up with a “Plan B” – to fire over 100 missiles at research facilities the U.S. and partners could later claim were chemical weapons fascilities. Never mind the reality of blasting VX and Sarin gas (or worse) stockpiles to bits just outside the oldest city in the world – the Trump world order knows the people are too busy or too stupid to “get it”. But my purpose here is not to analyze American policy, it’s investigate how trusted journalists end up trying to convince us of administration lies, and the role various stakeholders play in creating strategy support groups like the White Helmets.
from Visual Capitalist:
Are governments making promises about pensions that they might not be able to keep?
According to an analysis by the World Economic Forum (WEF), there was a combined retirement savings gap in excess of $70 trillion in 2015, spread between eight major economies..
The WEF says the deficit is growing by $28 billion every 24 hours – and if nothing is done to slow the growth rate, the deficit will reach $400 trillion by 2050, or about five times the size of the global economy today.
The group of economies studied: Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Japan, India, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Russian Journalist Maxim Borodin Dies From Mysterious Fall After Reporting On Deaths Of Mercenaries In Syria
by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:
Borodin’s reporting recently in February was about the Russian mercenaries known as the “Wagner Group,” a highly secretive, private Russian military force that is engaged in both the Ukraine and Syria. Many of those forces were killed in the US strike on Syria.
Russian investigative journalist Maxim Borodin, who wrote about the deaths of mercenaries in Syria, died in a hospital after falling from his fifth-floor flat, and already those closest to him believe a crime occurred.
Neighbors in Yekaterinburg found Borodin badly injured and he was taken to a hospital. He later died from his injuries.
by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:
We often hear that we need a conversation on race. Considering that Americans are a brainwashed people living in a false history, such a conversation would resemble the one the Russians were expected to have with the British in regard to the Skripal poisoning: “Yes, we are guilty. We will pay reparations. Where would you like us to send Putin for trial?” In other words, the only acceptable race conversation in the US is one in which white people accept the accusation that they are racist and offer to make amends.
Considering that the only slavery experienced by any living black or white person is income tax slavery, race is an issue only because it has been orchestrated as an issue along with gender and sexual preference. These divisive issues are the products of Identity Politics spawned by cultural Marxism.
On the Criminal Referral of Comey, Clinton et al: Will the Constitution Hold and the Media Continue to Suppress the Story?
by Ray McGovern, Washington’s Blog:
Wednesday’s criminal referral by 11 House Republicans of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as several former and serving top FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials is a giant step toward a Constitutional crisis.
Named in the referral to the DOJ for possible violations of federal law are: Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey; former Attorney General Loretta Lynch; former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; FBI Agent Peter Strzok; FBI Counsel Lisa Page; and those DOJ and FBI personnel “connected to” work on the “Steele Dossier,” including former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente.
by Mike Adams, Natural News:
It’s important to recognize events that are likely to trigger the coming civil war. And by “civil war,” I mean a domestic, kinetic conflict between anti-American Leftists and pro-American patriots. In this case, “civil war” is not a political metaphor. I’m warning about actual kinetic conflict.
Finally, after years of cover-ups, the participants in the Clinton criminal cartel may be facing indictment and imprisonment. Earlier this week, lawmakers joined forces to send a criminal referral to the Dept. of Justice that recommends criminal investigations into James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe, all “swamp creatures” who have committed outrageous criminal acts against the people of America.
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
Cornflakes and milk may or may not be getting more expensive, but some higher-profile things are rocking like it’s 1979. Houses, for example:
Home prices just took the biggest jump in four years
(CNBC) – Homebuyers, hold onto your wallets. The gains in home prices are getting bigger as the supply of homes for sale gets leaner.
The median price of a home sold in March surged 8.9 percent compared with March 2017, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage. It is the biggest annual increase in four years. Redfin tracks prices in 174 local markets and calculated the median home price at $297,000.