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ANOTHER Alleged Rotherham Child Rape Gang in Court

November 10, 2017

In the latest chapter of the scandal that just will not go away for the politically correct left, with numerous convictions for rape and sexual abuse alreadyu recorded against member of Rotherham’s Muslim community, three Rotherham men have been brought to trial trial accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old in a graveyard and car park the 1990s.

The trio, Sajid Ali, now 38, Riaz Makhmood, 39, and Zaheer Iqbal, 39, all from Rotherham, allegedly plied the young girl with alcohol before coercing her into performing sex acts on them when they were teenagers, Sheffield Crow Court heard Monday.

All three are charged with sexually assaulting the girl in the Masbrough area of the town.

Prosecutor Sophie Drake told jurors how the three defendants “plied” their young victim with drink before pressurising her into performing acts on them, sometimes one after the other, The Star reports.

Ms. Drake said that while the girl was not threatened with violence, the three defendants used other methods of “controlling” her.

“They said they would tell her mother what she was doing and she was scared of this. The Crown say this is one of the ways they put pressure on her and would control her,” Ms. Drake told the court.

She also insisted the alleged victim “looked her age, if not younger”.

The offences allegedly happened in 1994 and 1995 when the men were aged between 15 and 17. The victim eventually went to police in September 2014 and identified all three defendants in September 2016.

In a police interview, she said she waited until then to report the matter to the police because she had felt “ashamed” and “guilty” and said that alcohol played a part in the situation.

“I think a lot of it were [sic] down to having a drink,” she said in the police interview played to the court, adding: “I was passed around from man to man.”

The alleged crimes only stop when the girl’s mother stopped her spending time in the area, the court heard.

Mr. Makhmood denies three charges of indecent assault, Mr. Ali denies seven charges of indecent assault, and Mr. Iqbal denies five charges of indecent assault. The trial continues and can be followed in The Guardian.

A report on the wider investigation into organised abuse in Rotherham is covered bY the Rotherham Advertizer, reveals that a further three thousand lines of enquiry are being followede by the national crime agency.

Amazingly, in spite of this case having been extenstively covered by news organisations of the left and right, and been the subject of two official reports, the Jay report and the Casey report, both commissioned by UK the government and led by respected social science academics, left wing activists and advocates of uncontrolled immigration still insist the scandal is an invention of “conspiracy theorists”.

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Black lists matter: the betrayal of democratic liberalism

October 30, 2017

 

by  Claire Connelly

Illustration by Rachael Bolton.

There’s a scene in Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed political drama, The West Wing, where President Bartlet, (played by Martin Sheen) is in an argument with his communications director, Toby Ziegler, (played by Richard Schiff) over a speech he has to write condemning Hollywood for its gratuitous use of sex and violence in entertainment:

“…If I were an actor or a writer or uh, uh, uh, a producer in Hollywood and someone were to start coming at me with lists of things that were American and un-American I’d start to think that this was sounding eerily familiar.”

Bartlett replies: “Do I look like Joe McCarthy to you?”, to which Ziegler responds: “Nobody ever looks like Joe McCarthy, Mr President. How do you think they get in the door in the first place?”

Well, I’m afraid to say, Democracy 2.0 is having its own, new, modern-day McCarthy moment.

Some very disturbing things happened this week which I have been trying to high-road by ignoring and getting on with the job, but this has really stuck in my craw:

About a week ago, gazillionaire, George Soros, became a modern-day McCarthyist by publishing a report and accompanying excel document via European think tank “European Values” (which he funds, incidentally), listing hundreds of writers, journalists, celebrities, authors, academics, experts and ‘miscellaneous persons’ that have ever appeared on the Russia’s public broadcaster, Russia Today, tarring them as ‘useful idiots undermining Western democracy’. RT is often accused of acting as a propaganda mouthpiece for Putin and his ‘lackeys’. More on this shortly.

The report lists 2327 US and UK politicians, political figures, diplomats and military leaders that have appeared on the the channel including Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein, Ralph Nader, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkinson, US Representative and Deputy Chair of the DNC, Keith Ellison and US National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.

British figures named include former Mayor of London, Ken Livingston, British MP, Vince Cable, former Deputy Labour Prime Minister John Prescott, former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage and Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.

The many, many, names ‘gracing’ Soros’ excel spreadsheet include my colleague and mentor, economist Professor Steven Keen, Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, economist Professor Michael Hudson and feminist author and intellectual, Germaine Greer. Celebrities on the blacklist include SNL stars Fred Armison, Bill Hader and Alec Baldwin, Seinfeld star, Jason Alexander, and actresses Patricia Arquette and Christina Ricci. Fox News host Ann Coulter, journalist Seymour Hersh and MIT linguist Professor Noam Chomsky are also named, (at least I think he is named. Whoever compiled the document spelled his name wrong and referred to him as ‘Noah Chomsky’. I’m guessing it was some junior employ that helped build out the list because no seasoned researcher would misspell Chomsky’s name!). It even lists Virgin CEO, Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, along with tv show host, Piers Morgan. Even the Dalai Lama rates a mention. Download the full list for yourself here.

The blacklist is designed to discourage advertisers from doing business with RT, discourage broadcasters from hiring anyone that has ever appeared on the channel, and create an environment that discourages anyone and everyone from putting their careers at risk by associating themselves with the network. This is textbook McCarthyism. That this list even exists, and that it has barely rated a mention among the mainstream press should scare the living shit out of us. Historically, listing people as threats to the state has not ended well, and we certainly shouldn’t be encouraging it now. This leads nowhere good, fast.

Yesterday, Twitter announced it would ban RT and Sputnik from advertising on the social network, on the baseless grounds it was involved with disrupting the 2016 Presidential election, reserving media landscape dominance for publications who support and are sympathetic to our corporate ‘democracy’ such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, the AP, CNN etc.

The decision to censor RT from its network follows in the wake of a 2016 Department of National Intelligence report that named RT and Sputnik as “implementing state-sponsored Russian efforts to interfere with and disrupt the 2016 Presidential election.”

Among its many accusations, the report said RT was guilty of airing two news shows critical of the US government, publishing reports on the vulnerabilities of US election machines, broadcasting, hosting and advertising debates between third party candidates, covering Occupy Wall Street, criticising the US surveillance state, economic system, Wall Street greed, currency policy and environmental degradation. The report also claimed RT alleged widespread US infringements of civil liberties, police brutality and drone use. The nerve.

About a month ago, YouTube demonetised RT despite the fact that the channel reaches more viewers than any other on its platform.

Oh, and last year, NatWest closed all of RT’s bank accounts without explanation beyond that it would “no longer provide these facilities”.

It is not as though Soros is alone in these kind of anti-democratic activities. The corporate media has almost always been united in their efforts to omit key information from their reports and shame anyone who dare defy the dominant narrative.

Remember the pages of ink and column inches devoted to convincing the world of the existence of weapons of mass destruction? The op-eds from even the most liberal publications calling out anyone against the Iraq war as traitors? Or more recently, the continuous coverage of alleged Russian election hacking, despite the complete lack of evidence supporting claims of interference, and the fact that several intelligence veterans have meticulously and publicly debunked the claims, revealing that data was not hacked — but leaked — by a person with physical access to DNC computers and then doctored to incriminate Russia.

Luke Rudkowski, a journalist tarred with the ‘alt-news’ brush for simply reporting on the status-quo had hundreds of his videos censored and demonetised by YouTube with no explanation or warning. He is not the first and he will not be the last.

The Australian, beloved newspaper of a one Rupert Murdoch, ran a headline last week that New Zealand had ‘elected a commie’, referring to the swearing in of new Labor Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, who ran on a platform of government that — radically — supports the financial and economic needs of the people who elected it. But don’t go getting any ideas, unless you want to be tarred with the Commie brush.

In Australia, the Australian Workers Union offices were raided by the Australian Federal Police for the third time in as many years, on a search for documents that could prove it was a secret associated entity associated with independent progressive action group, GetUp!. Never mind the documents were already on the public record and that Getup! has twice been investigated for these claims and twice the AFP came up with sweet-eff-all evidence. GetUp! has been targeting for electoral defeat Liberal MPs who support offshore detention, old-growth logging and the Adani coal mine, so for this it deserved a third round of public humiliation.

Worse, an employee within Employment Minister, Michalia Cash’s office tipped off the media, supposedly without her knowledge — *cough* nobody believes you *cough* — so that the footage of the raids would be splashed across all the major news channels.

And in the UK the former chairman of the BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead, has been given a ministerial post.

In Britain, journalists can go to jail for seven years for receiving documents from whistleblowers. Australians can go to prison for 10 years for reporting on issues of national security. And while Americans have whistleblower protection laws, they have been circumvented so many times that the three key whistleblowers of the past decade: Edward Snowden and Julian Assange have had to flee their countries to avoid lengthy jail terms, and in the case of Chelsea Manning she spent seven years in the slammer for having the audacity to reveal just how brazen her government is in violating international law, rigging elections, and assassinating civilians in the Middle East.

Between locking up journalists for reporting on matters of state pertaining to the public interest, social-media and internet that is heavily censored while amplifying sympathetic publications and voices that convey a narrative that most conveniently suits the needs of the ruling class and publicly shaming and or defunding those who haven’t already been silenced, corporate liberalism has the game all locked up. If censorship by algorithm wasn’t bad enough, PayPal and commercial banks have the power to pull merchant and banking facilities at any time, demonstrating the collusion of government, the private sector and technology. The US and UK governments, with the support of their private sector allies, have way too much power to control which media publications succeed and which ones fail.

The game has been rigged from the start, and what’s worse: too few seem to notice, or even care. Far too many people believe the system has always worked this way, all evidence to the contrary.

The betrayal of democratic liberalism

It is a disturbing new trend in democratic liberalism that once fought against segregation, censorship and civil-rights violations but now embraces as weapons the very same evils it once opposed, in order to preserve its grip on power.

You’d like to think that these public figures, journalists, academics, authors and celebrities named by Soros would stand up and say they won’t be quite so publicly blackmailed, but I’ve yet to read a single response from any of the personalities gracing his blacklist. And while there has been some outcry against the disturbing attempts by both financial institutions and social platforms to shut down access to networks airing content critical of the US government narrative, this disturbing turn of events has not been given the attention or significance it deserves.

This is the digital equivalent of burning books.

That censorship is their only refuge should demonstrate to the public just how broken the system is: It proves their arguments do not pass muster, confident there are no words that could justify the virtues of the global economy, it has no choice but to stifle those who present alternatives.

At the same time, there is something deeply pathetic about a millionaire paying a bunch of interns and assistants to troll the RT website and social channels, compiling lists of names of perceived media enemies. I’d like to believe that it signifies the beginning of the end of the neo-liberal order. That optimism is probably premature. Democratic liberalism is out of arguments. It has given up entirely on social justice and has resorted to inflaming identity politics as a distraction from its Wall Street ties. With no credible defence against those who oppose late-stage capitalism, it has no choice but to censor those whose ideas pose an existential threat to the status-quo.

America censors foreign public broadcaster

The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

But conveniently, the Constitution does not apply in Russia and America apparently has no problem dictating what should and should not air on the public broadcaster of a foreign nation.

Now, I have a couple of points to make on RT:

Is it a state-sponsored news channel? Yes. So is PBS. And ABC. And the BBC. And Al Jazeera (which, incidentally, is funded by the Muslim Brotherhood, but for some reason, no social media organisation seems to have any issue with it continuing to broadcast and advertise on its platforms. Could it be that it is supported by governments that advocates for free-trade neoliberalism?)

Does the Russian government have issues of corruption? Yes. So does The White House, (Campaign funding anyone? Google alone spent $6 million dollars in three months lobbying Washington earlier this year).

Does Russian ‘democracy’ have its issues? Undoubtedly. So does America. (Understatement).

Does Russia have issues of freedom of the press? Arguably. So does America. And the UK. And Australia. And most ‘democratic’ governments around the world.

Has America rigged and ‘interfered’ with elections around the world since time immemorial? Yes. So has Britain. So has Australia. What is it about alleged Russian interference — though there has yet to be a single shred of any evidence — that makes it so unique?

Every country has a right to a public broadcaster. Arguably, RT gives airtime to ideas, stories, experts and voices that are largely ignored and maligned by its media competitors. (Disclosure: RT licenses the video content of my employer — Renegade Inc — though everything we produce is done so entirely independently).

Renegade Inc, incidentally, is censored and shadow-blocked on every one of the social media channels. And depending on your geography will largely determine what can be viewed on YouTube.

What does it say about the strength of the ideas we broadcast and write about, that the only refuge of the mainstream media and the corporate conglomerates that control their existence is to censor us?

It’s worth adding, that if the situation happened in reverse and YouTube, PayPal, Twitter and Facebook were Russian companies that conspired with the Kremlin to decide what could and could-not be broadcast on American television networks, the government would lose its damned mind. The US has no right to decide what ought to be broadcast on foreign news channels. (But it’ll try its darndest anyhow).

It is rapidly becoming clear that the old adage: ‘if you’re not paying for it, you’re the product’ has come home to roost. Bigly.

As rogue journalist, Caitlin Johnstone rightly points out:

“Your true rulers do not oppose RT and Sputnik because they want to protect you from propaganda and psy-ops, they oppose RT and Sputnik because they gum up the gears of the propaganda and psy-ops you’re meant to be consuming. The 2017 DNI report essentially admits this.”

The world’s social media giants — Google, Facebook and Twitter — have become privately outsourced state regulators and better yet, the state has somehow got our corporate media giants to pay them to do it.

There is a reason that most of the news we have access to is free. And it’s not only because of broken business models.

Never has there been a more important time for subscription journalism.

The unfortunate byproduct of Media 3.0 is that the truth of how the world really works will only be accessible to those who can afford to pay for it.

Well I’m here to tell you: We are not the enemies of democracy but of late-stage capitalism.

Soros and his liberal allies ought to be afraid. The jig is up.

Besides, it is not democracy Soros and his ilk are fighting for — it’s capitalism — and the continuity of the status-quo. But most of us cannot afford the ‘democracy’ Soros and Co claim to be fighting for: a world of more debt and more lies, more deregulation and disinformation, of private media controlled by the state, of wealth that trickles only upwards, and blacklists of those of us who try to point this out.

This is not the social contract we signed up for. Yet too many of us still can’t tell the difference.

Liberalism has completely given up on social justice, and the social contract implicit in all democratic societies.

Corporate media cannot save us. And its campaign of censorship and content control is only further proof of an establishment fast losing control of the narrative.

Part of the reason I setup Hello Humans was to provide a remedy to the propaganda exercises playing out across social media and the mainstream press. But I need your help. Your subscriptions not only keeps my lights on, it pays for my lawyers.

There has never been a more important time to be an informed citizen. And the only way to do that, increasingly, will be to subscribe.

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Weinstein scandal: What it tells us about celebs, American politics & Hollywood

October 12, 2017
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The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal which has rocked the Hollywood establishment and shocked America to its core, according to mainstream media should not have surprised anyone (if fact much of the shock and horror being expressed is typical Hollywood liberal hypocrisy.) And now the story has broken, it seems that as well as a few who were actually victims of this man, all the usual suspects are jumping on the bandwagon and shouting, “me too, me too.”

To them we can only say,”Honestly, you celebrity sheeple, we in the real world know what goes on in showbiz, the fashion game, politics and all other areas where fame and fortune are in the gift of venal individuals, you people are not as unique and amazing as you think. There have always been both women and men who would disrobe and  ‘assume the position’ for the sake of short term gain. You are mummers for fuck’s sake, players in a farce,  stop believing your own publicity.”

Weinstain (!) has been known as a sexual predator for years and the history of rich, powerful old men in Hollywood using their position to extort sexual favours from good looking young actors and actresses is as old as Hollywood itself. We have reported it in our blogs, HERE, HERE, AND HERE.

The latest Hollywood scandal (plus a few linked in the previous paragraph,) and the corruption endemic in Washington, isn’t only an indictment of the celebrity culture, but of America’s moral decay  as well.

The story of Weinstein, the uber-powerful film producer, co-founder of Miramax Films, friend and major donor to Democratic politicians (including Hillary Clinton whose mock outrage in her condemnation of him for doing what she could not have been unaware of when he was useful to her, and behaviour similar to that she has tolerated and defended in her husband Bill for decades,) is the story of America’s moral decay in the second half of the twentieth century and on into the twenty first.

Sure Harvey was fired from his job as co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company after the New York Times ran an article exposing his serial sexual harassment of female employees, is such a perfect storm of corruption, depravity and hypocrisy that it exquisitely encapsulates the moral decay of America. Prior to that article however, the great and not o good of show business and politics had obviously known of this proclivities but had closed ranks to protect one of their own.

The New York Times piece revealed that Weinstein has, over the years, settled at least eight sexual harassment lawsuits out of court. We are told the settlements included gagging clauses. What the article reported just the tip of a really grotesque iceberg, for in its wake a plethora of other claims has surfaced.

In a New Yorker article, written, ironically enough, by Ronan Farrow, son of alleged pedophile Woody Allen, even more claims emerged of Weinstein’s predatory behavior. One of the many lowlights from that article includes Italian actress/filmmaker Asia Argento and two other women claiming that Weinstein raped them.

The most famous women among the sea of those claiming harassment at the hands of the movie mogul are Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Rosanna Arquette. Thereare of course many condemning Weinstein who had no direct dealings but are vicariously shocked and offended by the scandal.

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The repugnance of the Weinstein scandal i overwhelming, and nearly every public person is going through the pantomime of denouncing Harvey and his lecherousness, but this comes over as disingenuous at best. All the movie stars, media members, and politicians now publicly expressing their disgust at Weinstein have previously displayed nothing but admiration for his genius as a producer and promoter during the time he could influence their careers, or give them credibility as they campaigned for votes.

What strikes us is the many similarities with a showbiz scandal that shook Britain in 2014 when DJ and television presenter Jimmy Savile, about whom there had been rumours for decades but who, like Weinstein had been protected by the establishment (allegations of his bizarre and perverted behaviour were routinely deflected by reminders that he “did a lot for charity,” but as stories emerged that had been covered up for years it turned out even that had an ulterior motive.

So how do people like Harvey Weinstein and jimmy Savile get escape exposure for so long? The main reason is the deification of fame; both were shameless self promoters, Savile’s schtick was a man of the people act, the charity work was part of this, his TV shows specialised in putting members of the public centre stage for a few minutes.  And he was a valuable asset to his main employer, the taxpayer funded public broadcaster The BBC. Weinstein had a knack of producing films have been nominated for Oscars for Best Picture 26 times in the last 28 years and have been nominated overall for over 300 Academy Awards. In other words, Harvey could make people rich and famous, which is why so many in Hollywood found enough felixibility in their moral compass  to ignore his alternative career as a rapist and sex abuser. To quote Upton Sinclair, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Blind ambition isn’t the only reason Hollywood looked the other way regarding Weinstein, political expediency played a part as well. Weinstein has been a long time supporter of Democratic candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in particular, and has donated a lot of money to their campaigns. And so both those hypocrites, who had shamelessly played on their politically correct credentials when campaigning were quite happy to turn a blind eye to misogyny when the money was rolling in from a misogynist

A perfect example of someone making a devil’s bargain with Weinstein for political reasons is Lena Dunham, a vociferous and vocal Clinton supporter and devout feminist, who has consistently attacked Donald Trump for a crude, but private, conversation that took place years ago. Duham admitted she knew of Weinstein’s predatory reputation in regards to women, but still shook his hand and performed at a fundraiser he held for Clinton’s campaign. Dunham said she betrayed her feminist values because “she so desperately wanted to support Clinton.” Yeah, right Lena, the end justifies the means when the end is to advance your agenda.

Hollywood liberals were quick to denounce Evangelical Christians for supporting Trump despite his alleged moral turpitude and misogyny, calling them hypocrites. Well in the case of hypocrites, I guess it takes on to know one.

Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote in the seventeenth century, “Wad some power the giftie gie us, tae see ourselves as others see us, (from Ode To A Louse) It is difficult to admit, but if we could find the courage to see ourselves as we truly are, we would recognize that Harvey Weinstein and Jimmy Savile are the story of democratic civilisation’s decline. Both are or were in Savile’s case, totally self centred, amoral, entitled, corrupt, impervious to criticism, blindly ambitious, lacking self awareness, and willing to use power and fame to exploit the weak and indulge their darker impulses and insatiable desires. The sooner we recognize that, and recognise our own shortcomings in having been so besotted by wealth and fame we tolerated it, the faster we can try to arrest the moral decay that threatens out way of life.

 

Do Recent US Naval Disasters Confirm Russia’s Electronic Weapons Claims.

August 26, 2017

Two recent collisions in the South China Sea involving US warships and merchant vessels operating legitimately in the area have led to the US Navy cancelling all operations and standing down its fleet. What could have caused such a dramatic action, you might well ask. We wish we had a definitive answer but governments tend to remain tight lipped on such embarrassing stories.

When the USS John S McCain limped into Singapore, holed on the waterline after colliding with a tanker however, we were reminded of a story that resurfaced concerning a strange incident in 2014 involving a United States warship.

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USS John McCain after collision (Image source: worpress)

The most disturbing part of this story for US military strategy was not the fact that ten American sailors were lost, although that is what grabbed the headlines. More sinister was that the incident came only two months after the US Destroyer The Fitzgerald collided with a cargo ship off Japan, with seven deaths resulting from the accident. And in May 2017  the cruiser Lake Champlain crashed into a South Korean fishing boat, fortunately no lives were lost on that occasion.

So what is going on. US Navy ships should have the most advanced naval technology in the world – apart from the British Navy of course 🙂  – and ought to have been aware of other vessels in the area in ample time to take evasive action.

According to a report first published in 2014, the USS Donald Cook experienced a total failure of its electronics systems, disabling weapons, tracking technology and navigation equipment after being buzzed by two Russian air force Sukhoi Su24 aircraft. Now the Su24 is an old design and by today’s standards not a sophisticated warplane. According to Russian sources however, the attack jets carry electronic weapons that can cripple the US Navy’s missile defence system.

Russia-1 television’s Vesti programme claimed an electronic warfare device called “Khibiny” was used by a Russian pilot to completely deactivate the defence systems of the USS Donald Cook in a 2014 encounter in the Black Sea. In the past this blog has reported that we learned from an Iranian nuclear scientist who is a friend of one of our contributors that Iran had jointly developed with Russia and China, a range of Electronic Weapons based on technologies first proposed by the scientist Nikolai Tesla, after whom the Tesla car company was named, whose work was sidelined in the west because of the threat it posed to commercial interests.

Reports coming out of the weapons and military technology industry more recently have suggested there was substance to that claim.

The US’ Aegis system, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, and carried by most modern American ships, is designed to protect a fleet against attacks by aircraft, and cruise and ballistic missiles. Other systems are in place to protect ships against less sophisticated weapons such as a boat pack with explosives being set on course to ram them.

But the Vesti broadcast (on Russian state controlled TV it should be noted) claimed the pilot of a Sukhoi Su-24 jet was able to deactivate “the whole ship’s systems” with “powerful radio-electronic waves” during the fly-by incident three years ago, around the time of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

“You don’t need to have expensive weapons to win [a war], powerful radio-electronic jamming is enough,” the report concluded. At the time this was dismissed as kremlin propaganda in response to Obama’s boasts about US technical superiority.

At the time the US military confirmed the Donald Cook, a guided missile destroyer, had encountered a pair of Su-24s that repeatedly flew near it in the Black Sea. But a spokesman, Army Col Steve Warren, said then: “The Donald Cook is more than capable of defending itself against two Su-24s.”

Both President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, have hinted that relations between the countries hitting a low point may be in some way connected to these incidents.

During a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, earlier this month, Tillerson said the world’s “two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship”.

And before an off-camera meeting with Tillerson, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin commented in an interview that “one could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved, but rather has deteriorated”.

 

Google’ AI: The New World Order’s Censor

August 12, 2017

the daily stirrer

Late last year, search engine giant Google announced its plans to protect users from the horrors of ‘fake news’ by changing the way it presents search results. According to corporate officials, they hope to shelter  readers by limiting access to what the company deems as “low-quality” information – while promoting what it calls ‘established’ mainstream sources. Critics believe that the company, which now has a virtual monopoly on internet traffic, is now playing god over the info-sphere. 

While its known that Eric Schmidt, the head of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc, is regular attendee at the annual secretive Bilderberg meeting which charters the globalist agenda, not much is known about new Google CEO Sundar Pichai and what his personal ideology is, or whether he personally believes that Google’s role is to control what the public think about any given issue by fixing the search results on the world’s number one search engine. Judging by the culture of conformity at Google, it’s not likely that Pichai would be allowed to express any dissenting views if he had them.

As 21WIRE pointed out last week regarding the controversy over the recent Google Memo and the firm dismissing employees who are seen to divert from the company’s prescribed group think, this same repressive political culture at Google is reflected in its broad new automated censorship program administered by algorithms on its Google search engine – a bold move which effectively disappears political views and articles it does not like, and wishes to bury.

Watch this segment from RT America, with guest Andre Damon, editor of the World Socialist Web Site, to explain why he believes his site and other alternative sources are being unfairly targeted in Google’s new reordering of visible information through its portal. Watch this video:
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Google Now Has Access To Millions Of Patient’s Health Records

A controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records. Since 2014, Google has partnered with several scientists in an attempt to understand human health, but a new report reveals the data gathering goes far beyond what was originally anticipated – well now there’s a surprise.Punish Google Tax Dodging And Sink The Corporate Pirates

With tax avoidance once more in the news but vying for top spot with stories of western industrial decline and Islamic penetration of civilised socities in Europe we hardly know where to start

Facebook begins Europe-wide censorship campaign against free speech.

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has commenced the Europe-wide censoring of posts and comments the ruling elite do not like, thus making good the promise given to Hausfrau – Volksfuhrer Merkel by the social media and data theft site’s founder Mark Zuckerberg.

What The controllers have In Store For Your Future

If you thought the book Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell was something else—even possibly off the wall when written—wait until you learn what’s planned for us by the year 2025! George Orwell, in retrospect, seems to have been able to tap into some sort of future-time-machine or a “worm hole” in physics—what’s known as an “Einstein-Rosen bridge,” because much of what he wrote about has come to realization.

Going To War Against The Evil Empire

Matt Drudge, and love him or hate him, nobody can seriously suggest he has been an influential figure since the early days of the world wide web, recently claimed he had been told by a US Supreme Court judge that new copyright laws currently being pushed through the United States legislative system will finish …

Google: Benefactor Of Mankind Or Evil Empire (or buch of idiotic nerds who got lucky?)

They way Google has come to dominate the internet just as the internet has come to dominate our lives can’t all be down to good luck and careful planning can it? As this page develops you will see how sinister forces guided Google to their current position.

Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence

Computers will have developed “common sense” within a decade and we could be counting them among our friends not long afterwards, one of the world’s leading AI scientists has predicted. Professor Geoff Hinton, who was hired by Google two years ago to help develop intelligent operating systems, said that the company is on the brink of developing algorithms with the capacity for logic, natural conversation and even flirtation.


John Kerry Calls For The Internet To Be Placed Under The Authority Of The United Nations

US Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking earlier this week in South Korea, said that the Internet “needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly.” This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for “a technology founded on freedom.” Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet.


Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence

Computers will have developed “common sense” within a decade and we could be counting them among our friends not long afterwards, one of the world’s leading AI scientists has predicted. Professor Geoff Hinton, who The Guardian reports was hired by Google two years ago to help develop intelligent operating systems, said that the company is on the brink of developing algorithms with the capacity for logic, natural conversation and even flirtation.

Who Runs America? US Federal Trade Commission Takes Orders From Google

Barak Obama runs America surely, you might well be thinking. We would argue that no US President since Eisenhower has truly run the USA. But the latest revelation of how cosy the Obama Administration has become with corporate business, to the extent that government departments are taking instruction from Google will shock even the most cynical Americans

Google Meets White House Officials Every Week, Why?

We have been very suspicious for ten years of the way Google with such apparent ease achieved a dominant position in web search. How did it happen, did Google do something evil, did they invoke the powers of darkness in their meteoric rise. Or were there even darker forces at work, powering Google to a position in which their internet technologies could dominate global information flows? Here’s something cynics should read.

Has technology become a monster we cannot control?

Technology is taking over every aspect of our lives

Mind control technology is on the way

Cellphone fascism

Is the internet making us stupid

Our privacy has been stolen by the internet

I am a human being, not a computer

Google’s evil ambitions

Will computers ever be avle to think like humans

Technology nerds planning computer-to-brain direct interfaces

Russia Responds To Threats From EU’s Juncker With Typical Bluntness

 

Leaked Documents Show GM Giant Attack On Critical Report Authors

August 3, 2017

from Sustainable Pulse

In secret internal Monsanto documents released on Tuesday by legal firms in the U.S. it was made clear how Monsanto successfully pressured Wallace Hayes, Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal to retract the famous Séralini study, which discovered the damage caused by GM maize NK603 and low doses of Roundup herbicide on rats.

In September 2012 the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) published the research of a team led by Professor Séralini, which found liver and kidney toxicity and hormonal disturbances in rats fed Monsanto’s GM maize NK603 and very small doses of the Roundup herbicide it is grown with, over a long-term period. An additional observation was a trend of increased tumours in most treatment groups.

In November 2013 the study was retracted by the journal’s editor, Wallace Hayes, after the appointment of a former Monsanto scientist, Richard E. Goodman, to the editorial board and a non-transparent review process by until now nameless people that took several months.

The study was then republished by Environmental Sciences Europe, but only after the study’s reputation was wrongly damaged due to the work of Monsanto behind the scenes.

Here is a summary of the Seralini related documents released on Tuesday:

Monsanto Email Chain: Personnel Discusses Plan Seeking Retraction of Seralini Glyphosate Study

No: MONGLY02063095
Date: 9/26/2012

Description
This document contains a series of email exchanges between various Monsanto personnel regarding letters to the editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology seeking retraction of a study by Professor G.E. Seralini. Mr. Eric Sachs writes about his efforts to galvanize scientists in a letter-writing campaign in order to retract the article: “I talked to Bruce Chassy and he will send his letter to Wally Hayes directly and notify other scientists that have sent letters to do the same. He understands the urgency…I remain adamant that Monsanto must: not be put: in the position of providing the critical analysis that leads the editors to retract the paper.” at *3, 2.

Relevance
This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation as it demonstrates the significant role played by Monsanto in achieving the successful retraction of a scientific study without appearing to be directly involved in such efforts. Monsanto’s influence on the quality and quantity of scientific data on glyphosate is related to the conclusions that regulators and researchers are able to reach with respect to whether carcinogenicity is a biologically plausible feature of glyphosate. The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation. This document also goes to witness credibility.

Monsanto Scientist David Saltmiras Admits to Leveraging Relationship with Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal in Effort to Retract Seralini Study
No: MONGLY01045298
Date: 8/20/2013

Description
This document identifies the “Business Goals” of Monsanto employee David Saltmiras for the fiscal year 2013. Dr. Saltmiras explicitly states under the “Employee Comments” section: “Throughout the late 2012 Seralini rat cancer publication and media campaign, I leveraged my relationship the Editor of Chief of the publishing journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology and was the single point of contact between Monsanto and the Journal.” at 6. Moreover, Dr. Saltmiras acknowledges that he “[s]uccessfully facilitated numerous third party expert letters to the editor which were subsequently published, reflecting the numerous significant deficiencies, poor study design, biased reporting and selective statistics employed by Seralini.” at 3.

Relevance
This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation for similar reasons as the previous (MONGLY02063095) document. Dr. Saltmiras acknowledges Monsanto’s intimate contact with the editor of FCT which, per document MONGLY02063095, led to the retraction of professor Seralini’s study from Food and Chemical Toxicology. The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation. This document also goes to witness credibility.

Email from Monsanto Collaborator Bruce Chassy to Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal Urging Seralini Study Retraction
No: MONGLY00900629
Date: 9/26/2012

Description
This document contains email correspondence between Bruce Chassy and the Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Wallace Hayes, wherein Dr. Chassy urges Mr. Hayes to retract the Seralini paper at Monsanto’s request (discussed above): “My intent was to urge you to roll back the clock, retract the paper, and restart the review process.” at *2.

Relevance
This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation as it confirms Monsanto’s campaign to eliminate a study which observed the adverse effects of glyphosate. It is relevant for the same reasons as documents MONGLY02063095 and MONGLY01045298. The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation. This document also goes to witness credibility.

Monsanto Consulting Agreement with Food and Chemical Toxicology Editor Preceding Journal’s Retraction of Seralini Study
No: MONGLY02185742
Date: 8/21/2012

Description
This document is a 2012 consulting agreement between Monsanto and editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Wallace Hayes for the period immediately preceding Mr. Hayes’s involvement in the retraction of the Seralini paper from Food and Chemical Toxicology.

Relevance
This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation as it demonstrates the conflict of interest between Mr. Hayes’ role as a consultant for Monsanto and his vocation as editor for a research journal which retracted a study determining that glyphosate is capable of being a carcinogen. The document is further indication of Monsanto’s pervasive influence within the scientific community which is related to the availability and quality of data on glyphosate used by researchers and regulators to assess the scientific literature in determining the potential carcinogenicity of glyphosate. The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation. This document also goes to witness credibility.

Email Confirming Monsanto’s Intention to Pay Wallace Hayes (Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology) as Consultant
No: MONGLY00971543
Date: 8/12/2012 – 8/13/2012

Description
This document is an email from Dr. David Saltmiras to Dr. Heydens wherein Dr. Saltmiras “Contact Wallace Hayes to determine his availability and fees for attending the meeting.”

Relevance
The document does not contain trade secrets, sensitive commercial information or privileged material. This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation for the same reasons as the above (MONGLY02185742) document. Mr. Hayes’ paid consultancy for Monsanto constitutes a conflict of interest with his role as editor of a journal publishing research on glyphosate- especially given his involvement in retracting a study pertaining to the biological plausibility of glyphosate as a human carcinogen.  The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation.  This document also goes to witness credibility.

Monsanto Email Confirming Company’s Intimate Relationship with Wallace Hayes, Editor of Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal
No: MONGLY01096619
Date: 9/19/2012 – 9/20/2012

Description
This document contains an email correspondence between various Monsanto personnel wherein Dr. Saltmiras expresses the following with respect to the recently published study in Food and Chemical Toxicology by Seralini: “Wally Hayes, now FCT Editor in Chief for Vision and Strategy, sent me a courtesy email early this morning. Hopefully the two of us will have a follow up discussion soon to touch on whether I C’I’ Vision and Strategy were front and center for this one passing through the peer review process…. and what is that, Vision and Strategy? I also suspect this paper may be in our own best interests – the last rites for Seralini’s few remaining shreds of scientific credibility.” at *2.

Relevance
This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation as it confirms Monsanto’s intimate relationship with Wallace Hayes who was subsequently involved in retracting professor Seralini’s study pertaining to the biological plausibility of glyphosate as a human carcinogen, a conclusion that was adverse to Monsanto’s commercial agenda. The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation.  This document also goes to witness credibility.

Monsanto Email Confirming Attempt to Seek Retraction of Seralini Study
No: MONGLY00978886
Date: 10/9/2012 – 10/10/2012

Description
This document contains email correspondence between various Monsanto personnel wherein Daniel Goldstein writes the following with respect to professor Seralini’s study: “Retraction- Both Dan Jenkins (US Government affairs) and Harvey Glick made a strong case for withdrawal of the paper if at all possible, both on the same basis- that publication will elevate the status of the paper, bring other papers in the journal into question, and allow Seralini much more freedom to operate. All of us are aware that the ultimate decision is up to the editor and the journal management, and that we may not have an opportunity for withdrawal in any event, but I felt it was worth reinforcing this request.” at *3.

Relevance
The document does not contain trade secrets, sensitive commercial information or privileged material. This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation as it confirms Monsanto’s attempt to seek retraction of a study pertaining to the biological plausibility of glyphosate as a human carcinogen; a conclusion adverse to Monsanto’s commercial agenda. Mr. Goldstein makes it clear that a retraction would curtail professor Seralini’s “freedom to operate.” Id. The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation.  This document also goes to witness credibility.

Monsanto Email Chain Confirming Undisclosed Involvement in Successful Retraction of Seralini Study
No: MONGLY00936725
Date: 9/28/2012

Description
This document contains email correspondence between Dr. Goldstein and Eric Sachs regarding the Monsanto campaign to retract professor Seralini’s paper. Dr. Goldstein states: “I was uncomfortable even letting shareholders know we are aware of this LTE…. It implies we had something to do with it- otherwise how do we have knowledge of it? I could add ‘Aware of multiple letters to editor including one signed by 25 scientists from 14 countries’ if you both think this is OK.” at *1. Mr. Sachs responds: “We are ‘connected’ but did not write the letter or encourage anyone to sign it.” Id.

Relevance
This document is relevant and reasonably likely to be used in this litigation as confirms Monsanto’s undisclosed involvement in the successful retraction of a paper pertaining to the biological plausibility of glyphosate as a human carcinogen; a conclusion adverse to Monsanto’s commercial agenda. Moreover, the document demonstrates that Monsanto personnel were aware of the imperative need to covertly instigate the retraction campaign and the inappropriateness of such action. The reliability and consensus of scientific literature is directly relevant to general causation.  This document also goes to witness credibility.

Originally Published at sustainablepulse.com
Reproduced under fair use terms in the public interest.

Swedish Political Crisis Threatens Democracy

July 27, 2017

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The Riksdag, Stockholm: home of Sweden’s threatened democracy (image source)

The inevitable political crisis in Sweden loomed yesterday as embattled Prime Minister Lofven refused to resign over the government’s “disastrous leak” of the nation’s citizens’ information. Lofven commented “I don’t want political chaos in Sweden, that’s not what we need right now, I will take responsibility and ensure we don’t get a political crisis.” What he decided to do however seems more lioke kicking the can down the road that addressing the problem.

as Bloomberg reported that, opposition parties have already signalled that they are less than impressed with the steps taken by the ruling coalition and Lofven’s government remains far from secure. In the current political mood a confidence vote would probably see Lofven’s government fall and in the ensuing election the anti – EU, anti – Islamification Sweden Democrats (usually described by mainstream media as far right, though apart from their positions on the EU and immigration they are very liberal) and the Moderate party, which has recently taken a hard line on immigration as organised crime gangs which have formed in Muslim ghettos are spreading their operation into middle class suburbs.

The prime minister said Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman and Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson will leave the Cabinet, as parties representing a majority in parliament prepared no-confidence motions against them.

Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist will stay, Lofven told reporters in Stockholm on Thursday, arguing the specific motion against him was “not serious.”

The announcement follows speculation the prime minister would himself be forced to resign, or call an early election, in response to the deepening scandal. With the reshuffle, Lofven is buying himself time to negotiate with parliament.

Anna Kinberg Batra, head of the Moderate Party that leads the opposition, on Wednesday blamed Lofven for throwing Sweden into “a serious security crisis.”

“Confidence in the defense minister is exhausted,” she said. “The prime minister hasn’t taken responsibility — so we will demand responsibility in parliament.”

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats also said they remained committed to a no-confidence vote.

Political noise has erupted in Swedish news media, after the government botched its response to a security breach of classified information, and while there is no immediate threat to political stability, Lofven’s arrogance in dismissing citizens concerns have made his downfall and an early election more likely. One more immigrant riot, one more brutal gang rape of a Swedish woman by immigrants could be the tipping point both in government and in the streets.

By choosing to reshuffle his government and thus avoiding demands for his resignation Lofven “is now playing the ball back to opposition,” and the opposition parties are likely to proceed with a no-confidence vote against Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SEB says in note.

Initial comments from Christian Democrats, the main coalition partner of Lofven’s Social Democrat party indicate that opposition aims to continue to push for a vote of no confidence against Hultqvist; SEB says it will be very difficult for opposition to withdraw from that position.

“Most likely the call for the parliament to return from summer vacation in about 10 days still stands and most likely also Hultqvist will be forced out of office.

That means threat of government crisis will remain in near term.

“The opposition will continue to put pressure on the government to show political strength, while the government will try to fend off attacks by indicating it could step down or even call a snap election, something the opposition most likely would like to avoid”

Swedish politics over the next 10 days “will be a chicken race”

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The folly of world view thinkers minimum wage obsession.

July 26, 2017

Most realists are skeptical of liberal and leftist claims that mandatory minimum wage increases have no adverse effect on unemployment for the simple reason that ever since the Speenhamland Poor Relief system in the early ninteenth century drove labourers’ families to the brink of starvation as employers, forced to pay a minimum wage, simply cut hours (while demanding the same amount of work) and shifted the financial burden to taxpayers.

In recent years however, minimum wage legislation has become a sacred cow for liberal and left wing politicians. And of course the usual levels of hypocrisy and double standards we have come to expect from those on the left of the political spectrum are in play.  A recent report by the US Employment Policies Institute showed that 174 of the 184 co-sponsors of a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour hired unpaid interns. In Europe, the European Union’s minimum wage laws has been a contributory factor in the illegal immigration crisis. Those who are in the country illegally cannot claim statutory workers’ rights.

At the national level, while Democrats in the US are promising to pass a $15 an hour minimum wage nationally if the Democrats take control of the House in 2018, and British and European socialists are aiming for the £€ equivalent, loopholes make it easy for bosses to get around the law.

Over the decades since the failure of Speenhamland, many attempts to introduce minimum wage laws have failed just as spectacularly, making life harder for the people they were intended to help.

Increasing the minimum wage across the nation is far more damaging than letting unions negotiate local deals with employers or  letting individuals change jobs to seek they pay level they are prepared to accept. It really comes down to how much the maket will stand, bosses have an idea of what the job is worth, workers know what they need to earn.

In cities like London, New York and Paris the $15, €12 £10 wage is not enough for n individual to live on. A studio apartment with enough space for a bed, a chair, a TV and room to twirl a mouse between thumb and forefinger (no change of keeping a cat – you wouldn’t have anywhere to put its litter tray,) rents for the equivalent of £1500 a month, taxes are through the roof and a cup of coffee costs an hour’s pay,, it can be hard to make ends meet. Workers in low paid occupations are forced to rely on state benefits to get by. And so taxpayers subsidise jobs just as happened in Speenhamland two hundred years ago.

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Starbucks, Oxford Street, London – a high rent area. (Bing Maps bird’s eye view)

On the other hand, a wage that can only provide a poverty level quality of life in the cities can be a good wage out in the sticks. Rents are low and if you can’t afford them plenty of abandoned properties offer opportunities for squatters. Good coffee and a decent bacon sandwich five days a week at the local greasy spoon can cost less than your crappy-frappe-latte on Broadway,  The Boulevard Haussman or The Strand. And while they might not all be quite so economical, who could resist a visit to the Hartside Top Cafe on the road from Hexham to Penrith, the highest cafe in England.

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Hartside Top Cafe (Image source) On the A686 in Cumbria.

And yet, in spite of these differences the do – gooders want to apply a one-sized-fits-all minimum wage across whole nations? Have you ever bought a one-size-fits-all garment. Chances are if it fitted anywhere near properly, you are some kind of freak.

Out in the sticks a minimum wage would be catastrophic, it would put thousands of low skill workers out of jobs, exacerbate the illegal immigration problem as bosses sub – contracted out work to no-questions-asked gang masters.  Even in large, wealthy cities, the minimum wage offers no panacea, a few weeks ago we reported that because of the threatened $15 dollar minimum wage McDonalds in the USA are installing automated cash points to replace counter staff. And if that works out, you can bet franchiseees in the rest of the world will follow suit.

A study from the University of Washington has demonstrated what every businessman knew; that a new minimum wage law in the US state “…reduced hours worked in low-wage jobs by around 9 percent, while hourly wages in such jobs increased by around 3 percent.” Not a disaster for a wealthy city like Seattle, but not good in farming communities. And it’s more proof of what you should expect from basic economic theory. There’s a punchline to this story though, and it reveals how cultural Marxism works. Another study from the University of California Berkeley (where the ethos is so left wing it is more a Maoist ‘re-education camp’ than a true University, showed the Washington State minimum wage had no effect of employment in low paid occupations. The title of Daniel Person’s article on the subject gives away the trik, “The City Knew the Bad Minimum Wage Report Was Coming Out, So It Called Up Berkeley.”

Years ago I did a statistics module in my economics and sociology course. The only thing of value I learned from it is, “If you torture data enough it will give you any answer you want.”

 

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Gains A New Member

June 24, 2017

Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,

Russia recently said it would support Iran’s bid to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, an emerging economic and political alliance led by China. This Shanghai Bloc was originally formed in 1996 before it was rebranded in 2001. Its membership includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Last year, India and Pakistan also signed the memorandum of obligations and are expected to become full members sometime this year. The bloc has expanded into a military organization over the last few years and has run joint military exercises in the past.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Iran now fully fits the criteria for membership and that discussions on its bid to join will take place this summer.

“Next in line [for membership]…is Iran, which has resolved issues related to sanctions from the U.N. Security Council,” Lavrov told Russian state news agency Itar-Tass, as reported by Newsweek.

The country now “fully meets the criteria for membership,” Lavrov told journalists at the end of a meeting of the group’s foreign ministers.

Iran currently has observer status in the organization, meaning it can attend summits. As is quite clear, Iran and Russia already cooperate closely both economically and militarily, particularly regarding the Syrian conflict. What is especially notable about this alliance, however, is the fact that the U.S. was rejected from gaining observer status in 2004, which, as Newsweek reports, reinforces “the impression that its goal is to exist in opposition to Western political and military alliances.”

Further complicating this issue is the fact that NATO member Turkey expressed a desire to join this organization at the end of last year. As Turkey transitions from a so-called democracy to a nearly outright dictatorship, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may find he has more in common with his eastern counterparts than he does his western ones.

If this scenario were to occur, it would place a NATO ally in direct alliance with NATO’s longtime arch-rivals Iran and Russia.

As the world is seemingly preparing for a third world war between NATO and the growing Eastern bloc, we are witnessing the strengthening of alliances as well as the switching of some very strategic ones. One can only hope that as alliances switch and strengthen, the balance of power could shift just enough to prevent the powers-that-be from launching this disastrous war in the first place.

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Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:18 PM

What’s left of the American Middle Class?

therealestg9 Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:21 PM

That war has already been fought and won…

macki mack therealestg9 Apr 28, 2017 10:40 PM

Nope. That one was COLD. The coming one will be HOT.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-truth-about-the-c…

stizazz macki mack Apr 28, 2017 10:49 PM

“we are witnessing the strengthening of alliances as well as the switching of some very strategic ones”

Yep. The happy side effect will be that IsraHell is DOA.

beemasters stizazz Apr 28, 2017 10:55 PM

“As Turkey transitions from a so-called democracy to a nearly outright dictatorship, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may find he has more in common with his eastern counterparts than he does his western ones.”

Far from that….EU is practically a dictatorship with reps not voted by the people. I think the reason is NATO is a largely white-only alliance? Turkey is all feathery. It floats towards whichever direction the wind blows.

SMG beemasters Apr 28, 2017 10:58 PM

Trump, you better see through this globalist crap, because otherwise your and my grandkids are going to be digging through nuclear rubble.

eforce SMG Apr 28, 2017 11:28 PM

Or perhaps the COLD one never ended, and the Soviet Union merely underwent a cosmetic upgrade…

D Nyle eforce Apr 28, 2017 11:34 PM

Nato will wave a White Flag and Ass kiss anybody with a non-Limp wrist, seen their work in Iraq and Afgan, old tech, old weapons and idiot soldiers

TalkToBooBoo D Nyle Apr 28, 2017 11:48 PM

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2_legs_bahhhhhd TalkToBooBoo Apr 29, 2017 1:11 AM

Are you still fucking here?

WTF Tyler’s , why are these assholes allowed to spam this site?

Manthong 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 3:12 AM

You know,

The good thing about WW-III is that there will be less migrants.

Manthong Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:24 AM

It’s pretty late at night…

I made a small bowl of fruit with a little scoop of ice cream.

Gosh darn a small brown spider crawled over the rim…

I ate it.. better protein  than  the ice cream.

Manthong Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:50 AM

So I was sitting in seat 1-C coming up north from Texas…

There was a bit of a commotion as there was a hornet buzzing about.

I got out of my seat and smacked the little f’r against the overhead with my hand.

I would have eaten it except for the ladies on the crew and seating about.

I am really a considerate guy.

Giant Meteor Manthong Apr 29, 2017 4:53 AM

I understand 😉

Manthong Giant Meteor Apr 29, 2017 5:46 AM

..but I might suggest that one refrains from indulging on insects in Mexico  else one wants a complete cleansing of the digestive tract.

Took Red Pill Manthong Apr 29, 2017 8:10 AM

Corbett Report did a good 17 minute video on this group years ago called “Meet The Shanghai Cooperation Organization”;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oikVGwPkPL0&feature=youtu.be

and a 4 minute update done this week;

https://www.corbettreport.com/the-shanghai-cooperation-organization-is-a…

The new alliance will account for 43% of world’s population and 24% of world’s GDP. Iran’s inclusion into the group is a key piece and, combined with the Swift banking alternative Russia and China are forming, will truly give the West a force to be reckoned with.

jeff montanye Took Red Pill Apr 29, 2017 8:35 AM

and welcome it is.  the west needs a force to be reckoned with.

however the west, likud zionists, intelligence agencies, military industrial complex, deep states, etc. gave their own people a force to be reckoned with to oppose them: the committing of the great mass murder/treason of 9-11.   bust this and they are castrated.

this technique has the added advantage of killing fewer people than most other ways of unseating the dynasty.  they are clearly guilty.  convincing the critical mass of opinion independent of the legacy media is a necessary part of success.   what can be gotten from the 9-11 families’ suits against saudi arabia?

http://www.whale.to/b/israel_did_911.html

https://sites.google.com/site/onedemocraticstatesite/archives/-solving-9…

http://www.amazon.com/Solving-9-11-Deception-Changed-World/dp/0985322586

http://www.luogocomune.net/site/modules/sections/index.php?op=viewarticl….

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/everything-rich-man-trick/

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/098213150X/sr=1-1/qid=1467687982/ref=olp_pro…

http://www.europhysicsnews.org/articles/epn/pdf/2016/04/epn2016474p21.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgE-hGNy2W0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYUYya6bPGw

Manthong Took Red Pill Apr 29, 2017 1:55 PM

.. and just guess where all of the mountains of little yellow 1 kg shiny things are accumulating.

Took Red Pill Manthong Apr 29, 2017 3:06 PM

Right! The days of the petrodollar are numbered.

halcyon 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 9:09 AM

Every click is revenue.

No incentive.

It’s not about your enjoyment, it’s about Tyler’s revenue.

2_legs_bahhhhhd halcyon Apr 29, 2017 9:57 AM

Cool, kinda like the fed…who knew a mouse could create candy out of dogshit.

D Nyle 2_legs_bahhhhhd Apr 29, 2017 8:19 PM

LMAO, “a mouse could create candy out of dogshit”.  Quote of the Year

JRobby SMG Apr 29, 2017 7:46 AM

Trump needs to change his tune on Monday. Give him the weekend to think about it since “the job is much harder than he expected it to be”.

His own family are globalists!!!

I thought for an insane moment that his behavior is a “rope – a – dope” but it looks like not.

BobEore beemasters Apr 29, 2017 4:17 AM

I suspect that the reason NATO is largely a white only alliance… is because it’s generally the case that white only folks hang around the frigid “North Atlantic” part of North Atlantic Treaty Alliance zones.

However, in the usual manner of our current era, the meaning of the term has functionally expanded into including such non-frigid zones as the s e Med… where a tiny pirate state is…. by degrees, so to speak…

inviting itself into that club. With intention of becoming the major player. It was via the formal reliquishing of their veto vote on the entry of Israel into NATO that Turkey signaled both it’s submission to the sionist entity… and it’s willingness to play a role in the new game – of breaking up not just NATO… but Europe itself… into tiny satrapies most easily managed.

“The bitterness of the developing feud between what are on surface still close NATO allies is one element of that new direction in theatrical plot line – but what’s at least equally important here is the speed and magnitude of Ankara’s switching the narrative towards Russia. The mind-boggling speed of the turnaround in the space of less than a month is a harbinger of how recklessly confident the conspirators against the real now feel. In the wave of pure emotion driven by the implanted nationalistic fervor of those who believe there was a coup attempt against the elected government, there is no time or place for critical thinking – if the “Chief” says America is now Satan, and Russia is the angel of light, when just weeks ago the perception management of the regime was quite different, that’s just how the masses are going to see it.” https://storify.com/SuaveBel/t-the-western-world /jULY 2016

The breakup of NATO -and it’s replacement by a defacto “ZATO” which conforms to the dictates of the Moscow-Tel Aviv energy monopoly alliance, will be accompanied by the isolation and break up of a once mighty Republic on the other side of the Atlantic. Stage-managing of which was the entire purpose of drumming the Drumpster into office.

But who knew>>>??? Hooo couldn’t seen it coming? The TRUMP DECEPTION was predicted 9 months ago bY those few who refused to drink the zheeple foolaid.

researchfix BobEore Apr 29, 2017 4:32 AM

In my definition “white-only” is Russia and Iceland. Politically incorrect, i know, like many truths.

BobEore researchfix Apr 29, 2017 7:12 AM

Curious that you would think of Russia as a white only country.

The history of the place is full of the usual made up stories designed to conceal what who where why and when… but when the varnish is stripped…

Russ and Ukrainia are an amalgam of the two streams of ethicities which moved into the zone around the same time – from different directions.

Varangians (aka Swedes, aka Vikings) from the northwest, river pirates and freemen – Kipchaks/Cumans from the east, steppe warriors, horsemen, blue-eyed but with features generic to the Sino-Mongol races. Like Genghis Khan, the red head. Still completely evident in the faces of those who call themselves Russ today.

We’re not races apart, anywhere on the planet, save for maybe outback Australia and Dravidians and Tottenhots. And the real “Aryans” came out of the East. https://storify.com/SuaveBel/return-to-khan-tengri-part-three        Our common enemy is Semitic racial supremacists and religious fanatics.

white horse BobEore Apr 29, 2017 8:38 AM

Wow, you need to present your theory to Nobel prize committee.

RevIdahoSpud3 BobEore Apr 29, 2017 8:33 AM

Yes hell, you’re right. If only we had hillary now litteraly every single thing we experience as a society, domestic and nationally would be golden. Instead of hanging by a by a thread to survive as we are now the empire would have been bolstered with concrete and rebar reinforcement, is that it? Such a smart guy you are!

BobEore RevIdahoSpud3 Apr 29, 2017 10:47 AM

Sooo

well all the limp sarc from the beta boy brigade is done…

when all the down arrows in the world no longer produce the desired temporary opiate…

when the task of reasoning one’s way out of a dead end … for one’s entire culture… falls to those who really could not care less whether y’all fall down… or not.

What’s next? Your toolbox is empty, there’s nuthin in yur glove. Roll over, n make room for fresh. Yur roadkill suckas. I’m writing for the survivors amongst ye’s.

MalteseFalcon stizazz Apr 29, 2017 12:29 PM

“The happy side effect will be that IsraHell is DOA.”

Oh really?

Wait until Israel switches sides.

It’ll be a laugh riot in the USA.

Just keep an eye on comings and goings of dual passport holders.

CharlesBronson MalteseFalcon Apr 29, 2017 3:25 PM

======> HERE IT IS – RIGHT HERE – HELLO ZERO HEDGE <==========

CharlesBronson MalteseFalcon Apr 29, 2017 3:25 PM

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Raging Debate therealestg9 Apr 29, 2017 5:49 AM

War lost. Psst. Just some battles.

To quote a movie:

“Earthquake”

Response: “No Captain. Battle formations.”

ClassicCommodity Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:41 PM

I hope so. I just want to see people die and suffer to be honest. I want poverty, faminie disease, and corpses smeared into the pavement.

Cleanse this world of the filthy hominid monkies that have destroyed everything on this planet. And before you judge me – well I consider myself an ecologist realist that prefers to give precedence to all OTHER life that humans have systemically fucking destroyed.

So much fauna extinct within the what… last 100 years? Not to mention the daily geocide of cattle etc to feed all the useless people. I love animals!

If we need Lucifer to carry out this ecological deed, then so be it. Fucking do it!

Normalcy Bias ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 10:42 PM

Somebody needs to smoke a joint and get laid…

Krungle Normalcy Bias Apr 28, 2017 10:53 PM

Everyone needs to smoke a joint and get laid.

GodSpeed_00 Krungle Apr 28, 2017 11:41 PM

Weed is overrated.

Giant Meteor GodSpeed_00 Apr 28, 2017 11:48 PM

Thank God for the round up !

Usual suspects ..

Let’s have a war !

Mr 9×19 GodSpeed_00 Apr 29, 2017 6:18 AM

sex too.

i would go for solid booze.

Bludklot Krungle Apr 29, 2017 10:06 AM

A martini and a blowjob aren’t bad either.

11b40 Bludklot Apr 29, 2017 11:00 AM

With a Doobie for desert.

Supafly Bludklot Apr 29, 2017 12:32 PM

Whatever gets the taste out of your mouth.  From the martini, that is.

general ambivalent Normalcy Bias Apr 29, 2017 12:10 AM

Somebody needs to leave their degeneracy behind.

JRobby general ambivalent Apr 29, 2017 7:54 AM

Degenerate behavior is a product of the mind control operations at one of its many points of control. But of course it is multi-faceted.

Normalcy Bias general ambivalent Apr 29, 2017 10:44 AM

Someboby needs to pull the stick out of their ass and live a little.

SMG ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 11:05 PM

Then kill yourself.  Because what separates us from the monkeys is the ability to solve problems, so lets fix this.

Any BTW, if you think Lucifer is going to do anything good for humanity, you are sadly mistaken.

ClassicCommodity SMG Apr 28, 2017 11:33 PM

Did my perfectly clear and objective comment go over the top of your head? HUMANS are the disease, why the fuck should I give homo sapiens precedence over world’s flaura and fauna? The world has been all but completely destroyed and there are 7 billion and counting.

Do you just think we can keep squeezing out more useless eaters at the expense of everything else?

It’s too late for alternatives – we don’t have the energy resources or commodity resources available to “solve problems” with.

I’m fighting for all the sheep, cows, chickens and fish that die everyday so that you can go on being worthless by eating them.

Socratic Dog ClassicCommodity Apr 28, 2017 11:59 PM

Like the man said, best thing you can do is kill yourself, and have your corpse turned in to the Nihilist Biscuit Factory, formerly known as Soylent Green.  That’ll save a few of your precious fucking chickens.

CuttingEdge Socratic Dog Apr 29, 2017 3:10 AM

Hmmm…Vegan much, CC?

Without humans, cows sheep and chickens wouldn’t be around either – at least, not in anywhere near their current numbers. Not exactly geared up for survival without those pesky humans around to farm and protect them from all the big bad wild beasts that would flourish. Think about it…

I’ll give you that fish would probably do better without us around, but they are fucked anyway, courtesy of the shit spewing from Fukushima over the next hundred years.

land_of_the_few Socratic Dog Apr 29, 2017 4:53 AM

Soylent is SOYa and LENTil, and not made of anything more schlocky, in the original book “Make room! Make room!” by Harry Harrison, that the film is based on.

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Globalisation And The Destruction Of Civilisation

May 18, 2017

Despite repeated assertions that this blog does not align itself with either of those anachronistic labels,. left and right, our oppositions to globalisation (an attack on the benefits the early trade union movement fought to win for British, European and American workers) and our support for controlled borders and strict vetting of immigrants (particularly those claiming refugee or asylum seeker status,) we are often accused by those who like to label themselves ‘left’ (because it sounds cuddlier than their true position, which is authoritarian,) of being a bunch of right wing extremists.

Well if being part of the resistance to the destruction of European civilisation and culture and the assaults on personal liberty, free speech and the principle of all being equal under the law is considered extremist these days we are proud to be extremists and also to welcome others with independent minds to our columns.

“A Government of Death”

Although the author uses his own terminology a point we have made many times, that globalisation serves only corporate business and the power elites at a time when we should be thinking in terms of looking after our planets environment and people and aiming for an economy based on wellbeing rather than growth, is reiterated.

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News From Davos: America Is Finished Global Governance And NWO To Rule
Two thousand five hundred politicians, celebrities, and business leaders from all over the world gather every year for this “Bilderberg style” meeting. The delegates include 53 people who own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population and representatives of over 1,000 of the multinational corporate businesses all of which are on record as supporting global government and open borders.

Saying The Unsayable: Today, Melanie Phillips
Watching BBC Question Time last Thursday, I was struck once again by the way it was left to one of the stock hate figures of the left, Melanie Phillips, to actually pronounce the great, clunking truth that left wing hate mobs have made unsayable.

Globalization and the Retrun To Serfdom
When the power elites promise something that will benefit people everywhere it can be taken what the world will get is the opposite. Thus when we were told globalisation would make everybody more prosperous, abolish poverty and narrow the gap between rich and poor, only a fool would have failed to regognize what was on offer comprised a return to medieval poverty and servitude for the masses while the rich became richer.

Death Of Democracy: Why We Can’t Get The Government We Deserve And Vote For.
In every election campaign, in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, France etc. politicians spout about delivering ‘change’. And yet every government we elect, no matter what label they wear or what coulour the use on campaign materials, seems just the same as the last, making the same promises and mistakes. Ever wondered why?

The Perils Of Centralized Power
We show how the increasing centralization of power has led to the public becoming disenfranchised and feeling unable to control their own lives. it has also facilitated the growth of a culture of corruption and cover up in public life, the justice system, education, the churches and other areas where the elite have become remote and out of touch with the citizens they serve.

Afrophilia and the reality of western ambitions in Africa
One of the dogmas of this politically correct cult of knee jerking, lockstep marching, wisdom-of-the-crowd chanting flock of Sheeple is that we must love Africa. Dark skin good, pale skin bad is the mantra. That the sheeple are nothing more than gullible dupes and useful idiots to the faceless men and women who really lead us is shown by the contrast between the mass Afrophilia of the flock and the way the controllers see Africa.

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