Police Use Contact Tracing And Big Tech To Identify Protesters – Activist Post

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03-06-20 11:32:00,

By MassPrivateI

Countless warnings about how law enforcement could use contact tracing apps to monitor people have gone unheeded.

As BGR.com revealed, police are using contact tracing to identify protesters’ affiliations.

According to Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harringon, officials there have been using what they describe, without going into much detail, as contact-tracing in order to build out a picture of protestor affiliations — a process that officials in the state say has led them to conclude that much of the protest activity there is being fueled by people from outside coming in.

A Twitter feed titled “Minnesota Contact Tracing” revealed how police are using contact tracing to identify and arrest protesters. “Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington says they’ve begun contact tracing arrestees.” 

Recently, 100 human rights groups warned that an Apple/Google contact tracing app could be used as a cover to identify activists and minorities.

An increase in state digital surveillance powers, such as obtaining access to mobile phone location data, threatens privacy, freedom of expression and freedom of association, in ways that could violate rights and degrade trust in public authorities—undermining the effectiveness of any public health response. Such measures also pose a risk of discrimination and may disproportionately harm already marginalized communities.

So despite all assurances to the contrary, it appears that 100 human rights groups were right; law enforcement can and will use contact tracing to identify protesters.

As NBC News noted, contact tracers also use geofencing to help identify protesters.

“Geofencing” captures the social media posts of people entering a specific area. The technology locates any cellphones that cross into the area by locking onto their geolocation systems, and then records social media posts and sometimes other data from the phones.

Time exposed how the military (National Guard) uses a classified system called “Secret Internet Protocol Router” or SIPR to monitor protesters. (To learn about Perspecta Inc.’s role click herehere.)

Big Tech’s hands are dirty with federal money paying for new ways to monitor Americans.

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Breaking the Paralysis of Servitude – Activist Post

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03-06-20 11:25:00,

Op-Ed by Julian Rose

It has become abundantly clear that ‘we the people’ are being subjected to a divisive and derisive ‘leadership’ pantomime of truly global proportions and we cannot any longer simply hope some sanity will emerge to change this situation.

Stand back for a moment and admire the view. Politicians, civil servants, billionaires, bankers, telecom chiefs, pharmaceutical CEOs – you name them – are all acting as though the standard procedures of responsibility and the rule of law have been abandoned and anyone wearing a suit or uniform – and displaying an air of importance – can now step in and make up the rules as they go along.

The Covid Contrivance has provided the necessary fear cover to enable Satanic forces to declare an open day. Behaviour patterns are being ‘directed’ through the application of behavioural psychology, social engineering and undisguised indoctrination procedures. The net effect is that people can receive completely contradictory information communicated by some ‘figurehead’ and yet remain transfixed by his/her instructions and carry them out – with barely any need for coercion.

It is a process of mass hypnosis which is keeping this demonic show on the road. Put anyone of these mind-bent/mind-bending authority figures in the psychiatrist’s chair and with little hesitation, he/she would be diagnosed as clinically insane. Yet, my friends, these are the very people we have allowed to dictate our futures.

We have witnessed, on a daily basis, politicians and self-styled ‘experts’ tell their audience stories in which there is absolutely no underlying logic or rationale to what they are saying; however, the instruction is clear – ‘obey!’ – and to a far too large degree, people do. What is on show here is a paralysis of servitude wedded with political correctness. A deadly and dastardly combination if there ever was one.

What is termed ‘the new normal’ is supposed to be based upon this model of fear-based uniformity.

But what does ‘the new normal’ mean in the context of this present Covid parody? The impression one gets is that it means politically obedient zombies walking around in 5G WiFi operational zones which suck the oxygen out of their blood molecules – while continuing to wear masks that afflict them with ‘apoxia’.

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GCHQ propagandizing kids as young as four in secretive school ‘educational’ programs aimed at recruitment – report

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03-06-20 07:48:00,

Britain’s GCHQ spy agency is running secretive “educational” programs in dozens of schools and disseminating propaganda to children as young as four years old, without the knowledge of parents, it’s been revealed.

The intelligence agency is running the programs in at least 40 schools with access to 22,000 children who are potentially being spied on, according to an investigation by Declassified UK.

According to the investigative website, GCHQ officers themselves are operating in at least one of the schools and parents of the pupils involved have not been made aware of the extent of the spy agency’s role in the so-called Cyber Schools Hub (CSH) programs also known as ‘CyberFirst’.

GCHQ publicly describes the programs as giving children between the ages of 11 and 17 the chance to experience “new ways of learning” in an “innovative cyber environment” and aims to use the school activities to help recruit kids for the cyber security industry. 

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Yet, Declassified revealed that the efforts have now expanded into primary schools where GCHQ has access to children as young as four years old – and that while the program literature states it is operational in 23 schools, it is actually running in nearly double that number – 10 of which are primary schools.

One of the primary school level “code clubs” is in fact staffed “entirely” by officers from GCHQ. The agency gains access to schools by offering to provide technology to local libraries and “recruitment teams” field enquiries from schools interested in being part of the program, the website said.

More disturbingly, the investigation revealed, local police worked with GCHQ on a “joint tag team event” to gain access to a student who had been reported to authorities as “very talented” by teachers who were worried he may be about to “cross the line” with his cyber activities – though there was no evidence that the child had done anything wrong.

The revelations about GCHQ’s activities in British schools are unsurprising considering US whistleblower Edward Snowden had previously revealed that one of the spy agency’s “top objectives” was to target children and create a “reporting service on radicalisation.”

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Israel and US are Staging a War while EU Stands By | New Eastern Outlook

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03-06-20 07:40:00,

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On May 25, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his new government has six key goals, the main one being to implement what US President Donald Trump describes as “the deal of the century” — the annexation of parts of Samaria and the Jordan Valley. Netanyahu called implementing US President Donald Trump’s peace plan “a historic opportunity that we will not let be missed.” Netanyahu has set July 1 as a starting point for cabinet discussions on his plan to extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.

“It’s time to apply the Israeli law and write another glorious chapter in the history of Zionism,” Netanyahu said on March 17 during a meeting for the Knesset General Commission to discuss the swearing in of the new coalition government, adding that “these territories [illegal Israeli Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank] are where the Jewish nation was born and grew.”

However, it must not be forgotten that annexing the occupied West Bank is a glaring example of international law being breached, where about one-third of Palestinian land in Judea and Samaria has been illegally occupied by Israeli settlers over the second half of the last century. This happened after Israel seized this land following the Six-Day War fought in June 1967 between Israel and the Arab states. That being the case, Palestine was supposed to be established on the West Bank, but it did not come into being at the same time as Israel in 1948, nor after the Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed to separate and create two states in the 1990s.

Strictly speaking, the State of Palestine exists as a de jure sovereign state recognized by two-thirds of the world’s countries, but in reality it does not have full control over its territory or borders. If Israel is now going to officially and legally annex part of Palestinian territory it will be the final nail in the coffin, scrapping any hope left of finding a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. in an interview with the German news magazine Der Spiegel, Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned that a massive conflict could break out with Israel if Tel Aviv goes ahead with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank,

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INGUNN SIGURDSDATTER ~ “The Freedom Rebel Who Renounced The State” [Age Of Truth TV] [HD] | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

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03-06-20 07:34:00,

A brave, bold, kind-hearted and daring FREEDOM REBEL, Ingunn Sigurdsdatter from Norway, has renounced the state, in fact the entire system, and no longer wanted to be “owned” and “a slave to the government and the state”, as she refers to it. She has gone down an almost impossible and difficult road, that very few have dared to go before her. She chose an unusual path in her life in order to RECLAIM HER OWN SOVEREIGNTY, to take charge of her own life and call herself a true independant and FREE WOMAN! WHY has she done what she has done? And how about democracy?

“THE FREEDOM REBEL WHO RENOUNCED THE STATE” – a new 1-hour 50 mins. in-depth hard-talk conversation, led by AGE OF TRUTH TV ´s Lucas Alexander, is a compelling, unusual, captivating and extremely controversial interview with Truth researcher, lecturer, clairvoyant, spiritual guide and healer, Ingunn Sigurdsdatter.

After GIVING UP HER CITIZENSHIP, her passport, social security number, REFUSING TO PAY TAXES and renouncing all ties to the system altogether, she had countless encounters with the police, military, lawyers and the government. She gave up her house and everything else, and even traveled through Europe and across the Atlantic ocean without her passport to a remote island, where she met “THE ANGEL OF DEATH” and almost died from a sudden life-threatening illness, before everything changed for her spiritually, and a new turbulent life began for her in Brazil.

In order to understand the world she was living in, and how to get out of the system, Ingunn Sigurdsdatter began an adventurous journey of research into dark areas of discovering how the system works, who controls the world finances, the New World Order population plan, the political totalitarian control system and the occult forces behind the state and government. She experienced “the other world” outside of our 3-dimensional frequency, by the use of clairvoyance, meditation and even met inter-dimensional beings during several Ayahuasca trips, that changed her life and view of the universe and the world around her, understanding that death is nothing to fear.

Ingunn continues to fight the system, but WITH LOVE, as she says. She is on her own very unique path to freedom, spiritual journey – a so-called awakening. From having been a “good decent citizen”,

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Can China Silk Road Survive Coronavirus? | New Eastern Outlook

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01-06-20 08:36:00,

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China’s priority infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), faces enormous problems just seven years after it was proclaimed in 2013. Serious problems and charges of China luring poorer nations into what a leading Indian analyst termed a “debt trap diplomacy,” began to appear already in 2018 when Malaysia and Pakistan, under new governments demanded a renegotiation of terms with Beijing. Now the global economic impact of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, with the simultaneous collapse of economies from China to the USA, to the EU and across the developing world, are creating staggering new challenges for the China prized project.

When Xi Jinping first announced the ambitious China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), then known as the Economic Silk Road in 2013, it was hailed as a much-needed boost to world infrastructure development which had the promise to lift hundreds of millions across Eurasia and beyond out of poverty. Many saw it as the effort to replicate the economic model that gave China the most extraordinary industrial growth of any nation in modern history.

While detailed information is anecdotal so far, it is clear that the massive global lockdown around the covid19 is having a major impact for many BRI member countries. A major problem is that the China BRI major pathways for railway and shipping infrastructure involve agreements with some of the world’s poorest economies and some of the largest credit risks.

Initially most financing has come from Chinese state banks, in order to rapidly kick-start the BRI concept. While exact figures are not available from Chinese agencies, best estimates by the World Bank are that through 2018 Beijing has made a total of $ 575 billion in commitments for overseas investment in BRI projects. Officially Beijing has stated plans to invest up to $1 trillion over several decades and hopes to attract other funders to total $8 trillion.

According to various studies, most of the China financial support for BRI member state infrastructure projects are in the form of loans at commercial terms, project financing where the resulting rail or port revenue goes to repay the loans. As many recipients such as Sri Lanka are already in precarious economic status, the risk of default even before the covid19 crisis was high.

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“The Fed Did It” – Riots Across America Are About More Than George Floyd

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01-06-20 08:34:00,

As we detailed last night, what’s happening to America right now: rioting, looting, pillaging, Americans fighting other Americans and while the media is spinning self-serving narratives that frame the bad guy as Trump, or China, or Russia, or this political party, or that, or some social movement, hides the truth that the culprit behind the upcoming collapse of the US is just one thing, the same one that Thomas Jefferson warned the brand new nation about more than two centuries ago:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. The issuing power of currency shall be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”

And as RealInvestmentAdvice.com’s Lance Roberts notes, while the murder of George Floyd was both unjust and tragic, his death was the catalyst that lit a powder keg of dissension, which has simmered beneath the headlines for over a decade. 

While we focus on events that fill our media streams, it is worth remembering Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Manuel Diez, Kimini Gray, and Michael Brown. These events, and many others throughout history, show civil unrest has deeper roots. Pew Research made a note of this in 2017:

“The U.S. economy is in much better shape now than it was in the aftermath of the Great Recession. It cost millions of Americans, their homes, and jobs. It led him to push through a roughly $800 billion stimulus package as one of his first business orders. Since then, unemployment has plummeted from 10% in late 2009 to below 5% today, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has more than doubled.

But by some measures, the country faces serious economic challenges: A steady hollowing of the middle class and income inequality reached its highest point since 1928.”

Look at the faces of those rioting.

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Two ‘Unusual’ COVID-19 Features Convincing Scientists It Was Man-Made

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01-06-20 08:26:00,

Two unique features of SARS-CoV-2 are convincing a growing number of scientists that it was man-made, and not the result of natural evolution, according to the Daily Telegraph.

First, the virus binds more strongly to human ACE2 enzymes than any other species, including bats.

Second, SARS-CoV-2 has a “furin cleavage site” missing in its closes bat-coronavirus relative, RaTG-13, which makes it significantly more infectious – a finding we reported in late February.

According to Israeli geneticist, Dr. Ronen Shemesh, the Furin site is the most unusual finding.

“I believe that the most important issue about the differences between ALL coronavirus types is the insertion of a Furin protease cleavage site at the Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2,” he said. “Such an insertion is very rare in evolution, the addition of such 4 Amino acids alone in the course of only 20 years is very unlikely.”

Shamesh, who is working on a treatment for COVID-19, believes the novel coronavirus was most likely created in a lab, and did not evolve in nature.

“There are many reasons to believe that the COVID-19 generating SARS-CoV-2 was generated in a lab. Most probably by methods of genetic engineering,” he said, adding “I believe that this is the only way an insertion like the FURIN protease cleavage site could have been introduced directly at the right place and become effective.“

Dr Shemesh, who has a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and over 21 years of experience in the field of drug discovery and development, said it is even “more unlikely” that this insertion happened in exactly the right place of the cleavage site of the spike protein – which is where it would need to occur to make the virus more infectious. –Daily Telegraph

“What makes it even more suspicious is that fact that this insertion not only occurred on the right place and in the right time, but also turned the cleavage site from an Serine protease cleavage site to a FURIN cleavage site,” he added.

In January, a team of Indian scientists wrote in a now-retracted paper that the coronavirus may have been genetically engineered to incorporate parts of the HIV genome,

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Franck Report Issued in June 1945 by Nuclear Physicists Against Using the Atomic Bomb Against Japan – Global Research

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01-06-20 08:24:00,

You can be forgiven for never hearing about The Franck Report that was issued on 11th June 1945, it was kept highly secret at the time and is one of those many WWII documents whose un-censored versions have only become public several decades later.  The Franck Report was a document signed by several prominent nuclear physicists who had been working on the development of an atomic bomb recommending that the United States not use the atomic bomb as a weapon to prompt the surrender of Japan in World War II.

This entry in our 1945 timeline provides the reader with an easy explanation of the nuclear fission process that underlies the so-called “atom” bomb and a short summary of the history of the secret Manhattan Project which produced the two bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 (which events will be described on those dates in this timeline).​

It was German physicists who first discovered, in December 1938, that one could force a uranium atom to split into two much smaller atoms by bombarding it with a moving neutron. The smaller atoms have kinetic energy and the other products of this fission process are 2 or 3 free neutrons and a lot of energetic photons, these fragments heat up the bulk material. If there are more uranium atoms close by the free neutrons will cause them to split if they hit them, and if enough uranium is assembled in one place, or if the escaping neutrons are sufficiently contained, then these freshly emitted neutrons outnumber the neutrons that escape from the assembly, and a sustained nuclear chain reaction will take place. A critical mass is the smallest amount of fissile material needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction. This chain reaction of so-called fissile material produces lots of energy and it became obvious to the European physics community, both those physicists who stayed in Germany, and those European physicists who fled to the USA and the UK to avoid being persecuted or killed by the Nazis, that it would be relatively straight forward to make an “atomic”  bomb based on the fission of uranium.

An atomic bomb design was relatively simple. When you bring together a sufficient amount of fissile material,

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Contact Tracing: Laying the Foundation for Real-Time Social Tracking – Activist Post

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01-06-20 08:22:00,

By Sia Mohajer

Many academics, business leaders, and governments are claiming that technology is a critical part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. By utilizing the surveillance capabilities of modern data acquisition systems, it is believed, citizens can be provided with tools that will allow them to see if they have come into contact with someone infected with the virus.

Contact-Tracing Apps

There are two proposed models for contact-tracing apps of this type. One model proposes that location data on citizens be collected and processed centrally by governments. This type of data collection has—understandably—been widely criticized by consumer and privacy rights groups, because of the unprecedented level of surveillance it would represent. Given that tech companies are already deploying this power in service to their governments—with YouTube blocking content that contradicts the WHO, for instance—these fears seem well justified.

Another proposed model is to collect and store location and contact data on citizens’ own devices. This distributed form of data collection has received widespread academic support, because it is claimed that it provides a way for contact-tracing to be performed without giving tech companies and governments access to real-time data on the movements and habits of their citizens.

This distributed data collection model, however, raises some fairly fundamental privacy concerns. Even if a legal framework is in place to protect citizens’ data—which currently isn’t—the level of awareness of digital privacy among the general public still makes these apps extremely dangerous.

In this article, we’ll take a look at the way in which contact tracing apps are designed to work, and why they should be a cause for concern.

Centralization vs. Distribution

Let’s first make the obvious point that some of the contact tracing apps that have been rolled out by governments outside the US and Europe are deeply problematic. In Israel, the government recently passed a law that allowed their security services to access location data on all citizens, and store this centrally. South Korea and China have also followed this model.

The dangers involved in allowing governments to collect this kind of data are clear, and have been pointed out by many privacy advocacy groups in the US and Europe.

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Listen to the Doctors, End the Lockdowns

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01-06-20 08:04:00,

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    Six hundred physicians recently signed a letter to President Trump calling for an end to the coronavirus lockdowns. The physicians wrote that, far from protecting public health, the lockdowns are causing “exponentially growing negative health consequences” for millions of Americans.

    Since the lockdowns began, there have been increases in alcoholism, drug abuse, and domestic violence. There has also been an increase in calls to suicide hotlines. This is a direct result of the mass unemployment and limitations on people’s activities resulting from the lockdowns. As long as millions of Americans are sitting at home wondering how to survive until the government says they can go back to work — assuming the lockdowns did not drive their employers out of business, there will be more substance abuse and suicides.

    At the start of the lockdowns, Americans were told to stay away from emergency rooms and doctors’ offices to avoid exposure to coronavirus. This has led Americans to neglect their health. US hospitals have seen a 40 percent decline in the number of patients admitted for severe heart attacks since March. Does anyone believe that the coronavirus panic just happened to coincide with a miraculous decline in heart attacks?

    Physicians have also become unable to help many stroke victims who coronavirus lockdowns have kept from seeking medical assistance.

    Early in the coronavirus panic, hospitals were told to cancel elective procedures to ensure space was available for an expected wave of coronavirus patients. But hospitals were not overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. Beds and other resources were unused.

    According to the American Hospital Association, this has cost healthcare providers tens of billions of dollars in lost revenue. Inner-city and rural hospitals that already operate on slim profit margins are especially hard hit by the financial impact of the lockdowns. These hospitals may have to cut back on services.

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    Exclusive Images From Inside British Court Expose Assange’s Un-democratic Treatment, Physical Deterioration – Global Research

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    01-06-20 01:04:00,

    Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show a visibly disoriented Julian Assange confined to a glass cage and unable to communicate with his lawyers.

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    Photographs taken inside London’s Woolwich Crown Court and provided exclusively to The Grayzone highlight the un-democratic measures the British security state has imposed on jailed Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange.

    Captured during Assange’s extradition hearing, which took place between February 24 and 28, the images highlight the confinement Assange has been subjected to, as well as the physical deterioration he has experienced since he was arrested in April 2019 and jailed in a maximum security prison.

    On February 26, Judge Vanessa Baraitser vowed to hold anyone in contempt of court for taking photographs. However, an observer had taken several photos a day before the judge’s warning.

    Anonymous Scandinavia, a Sweden-based group of Wikileaks supporters, provided the photos to The Grayzone in order to expose what they considered to be the state repression of an investigative journalist.

    The images show Assange confined to a glass cage, physically sequestered from his legal team, and unable to follow his own trial.

    Throughout the hearing, Assange protested his isolation, complaining to Judge Baraitser,

    “I am as much a participant in these proceedings as I am at Wimbledon. I cannot communicate with my lawyers or ask them for clarifications.”

    He told members of his legal team he was unable to hear from inside the glass cage.

    Below, a seemingly dejected Assange can be seen gazing through the bulletproof glass panes at two of his lawyers, Stella Morris and Baltazar Garzon.

    Courtroom cages through history

    Though Assange has never been convicted of a crime and has no record of violent behavior, his cage was more restrictive than the enclosure reserved for Adolph Eichmann when the top-level Nazi bureaucrat was placed on trial in Jerusalem in 1961. Unlike Assange, Eichmann was able to communicate freely with his lawyer and listen to a live translation of his trial.

    During his corruption trial in Moscow in 2005, the Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky was similarly held in a cage.

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    THE Plan: Militarized Control of Population – Dutch Anarchy

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    01-06-20 01:02:00,

    The Rockefeller Foundation, which has historical ties to the US federal government, has presented a national plan to control the coronavirus epidemic. It aims to test 30 million people a day at state expense and to subject US citizens to strict military control.

    The president of the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Rajiv Shah, is a senior U.S. official who specializes in manipulating “humanitarian relief” as a means of political pressure. He was director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s environmental program in Africa and was later appointed by Hillary Clinton as director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He would be a member of The Fellowship, the prayer group that brings together the US Chiefs of Staff and Hillary Clinton next to the Pentagon.

    The Rockefeller Foundation has presented the “National Covid-19 Testing Action Plan”, indicating the “pragmatic steps to reopen our workplaces and our communities”. However, it is not simply a matter of health measures as it appears from the title.

    The Plan – that some of the most prestigious universities have contributed to (Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins and others) – prefigures a real hierarchical and militarized social model.

    At the top, the “Pandemic Testing Board (PTB), akin to the War Production Board that the United States created in World War II”. The Pandemic Testing Board would “consist of leaders from business, government and academia” (government representatives would not in the first row, but finance and economic representatives being listed in order of importance).

    This Supreme Council would have the power to decide productions and services with an authority similar to that conferred to the President of the United States in wartime by the Defense Production Act.

    The plan calls for 3 million US citizens to be Covid-19 tested weekly, and the number should be raised to 30 million per week within six months. The goal is to achieve the ability to Covid-19 test 30 million people a day, which is to be realized within a year.

    For each test, “a fair market reimbursement (e.g. $100) for all Covid-19 assays” is expected. Thus, billions of dollars a month of public money will be needed.

    The Rockefeller Foundation and its financial partners will help create a network for the provision of credit guarantees and the signing of contracts with suppliers,

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    India’s strict Covid-19 lockdown puts 122 MILLION people out of work

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    01-06-20 12:27:00,

    The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said on Monday that India’s unemployment rate in May rose to 23.48 percent as a result of the pandemic lockdown. The May figure is marginally lower from April’s 23.52 percent rate.

    Some 122 million Indians were forced out of jobs last month alone, according to CMIE’s estimates. Daily wage workers and those employed by small businesses have taken the worst hit, it said. Among these are roadside vendors, people employed in the construction industry, rickshaws and many others.

    Statistics show that urban India has a higher unemployment rate and a lower labor participation rate compared to rural India.

    CMIE said earlier that the economic measures announced by the government aren’t going to kick in for some time and industry will likely struggle to restart because of the flight of labor from India’s industrial hubs. 

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    Government data showed the country’s infrastructure output, which contributes nearly 40 percent in industrial production, has contracted 38.1 percent in April from a year earlier. That’s the worst performance in years. 

    India went into a strict lockdown more than two months ago due to coronavirus outbreak. Official data suggests that decision prevented the loss of between 37,000 and 78,000 lives.

    READ MORE: India’s unemployment rate remains high despite lifting of lockdown measures

    On Saturday, the country announced plans to start easing its strict national lockdown. As part of a three-phase plan, from June 8 restaurants, hotels, shopping centers and places of worship will be allowed to re-open in many areas. Weeks later (probably in July) schools and colleges will resume teaching.

    As of Monday, the country has recorded over 191,000 Covid-19 cases and more than 5,400 deaths.

    For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

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    German Official Leaks Report Denouncing COVID-19 As “A Global False Alarm”

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    01-06-20 12:10:00,

    Authored by Daniele Pozzati via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

    Germany’s federal government and mainstream media are engaged in damage control after a report that challenges the established Corona narrative leaked from the interior ministry.

    Some of the report key passages are:

    • The dangerousness of Covid-19 was overestimated: probably at no point did the danger posed by the new virus go beyond the normal level.

    • The people who die from Corona are essentially those who would statistically die this year, because they have reached the end of their lives and their weakened bodies can no longer cope with any random everyday stress (including the approximately 150 viruses currently in circulation).

    • Worldwide, within a quarter of a year, there has been no more than 250,000 deaths from Covid-19, compared to 1.5 million deaths [25,100 in Germany] during the influenza wave 2017/18.

    • The danger is obviously no greater than that of many other viruses. There is no evidence that this was more than a false alarm.

    A reproach could go along these lines:

    During the Corona crisis the State has proved itself as one of the biggest producers of Fake News.

    So far, so bad. But it gets worse.

    The report focuses on the “manifold and heavy consequences of the Corona measures” and warns that these are “grave”.

    More people are dying because of state-imposed Corona-measures than they are being killed by the virus.

    The reason is a scandal in the making:

    A Corona-focused German healthcare system is postponing life-saving surgery and delaying or reducing treatment for non-Corona patients.

    Berlin in Denial Mode. The scientists fight back.

    Initially, the government tried to dismiss the report as “the work of one employee”, and its contents as “his own opinion” – while the journalists closed ranks, no questions asked, with the politicians.

    But the 93-pages report titled “Analysis of the Crisis Management” has been drafted by a scientific panel appointed by the interior ministry and composed by external medical experts from several German universities.

    The report was the initiative of a department of the interior ministry called Unit KM4 and in charge with the “Protection of critical infrastructures”.

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    “We’re All Suspects Now”: A Look Inside The NSA’s New “Contact Chaining” Tool

    “we’re-all-suspects-now”:-a-look-inside-the-nsa’s-new-“contact-chaining”-tool

    01-06-20 07:18:00,

    Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man

    New book explores NSA’s “contact chaining” tool

    What happened:

    We all know Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA collects and stores massive databases of information on Americans’ phone call and text metadata.

    But then what? Most people think it sits on ice until and unless an alphabet agency like the FBI, CIA, or DHS wants to dig through it.

    In reality, it is processed into a detailed map of your social contacts, constantly updating with new data.

    Everytime you make a phone call or send a text, a new piece of data enters the government’s hands, and they update the map of your social contacts.

    A new book explores the “contact chaining” tool, which is an essential second piece of the collection and storage of mass metadata.

    What this means:

    This tool allows the NSA to play “six degrees of separation” to connect you to almost anyone.

    They call it “contact chaining,” as in, determining who you are linked to. They know better than us who is in our inner circle, who are our casual contacts, and who is a friend of a friend.

    This is so much broader than the government seeing when you sent a text. They can map out your entire social life.

    And as coronavirus “contact tracing” comes into effect, it would be wise to remember just how dangerous it is for the government to have such detailed information on all Americans.

    Everyone is being investigated, before they are ever suspected of committing a crime. We’re all suspects now.

    * * *

    Ohio judge blocks state from enforcing lockdowns against gyms

    What happened:

    A week before the Ohio lockdown order was lifted, two dozen gyms that sued the state won the first round of the lawsuit.

    A judge placed a preliminary injunction against the state, saying police and officials cannot enforce the lockdown orders against the gyms. Gyms could reopen, without threat of legal consequences.

    The judge said government officials relied on faulty legal reasoning to say they had the authority to close down every gym in the state for two months.

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    ‘Unjustified cruelty’: Moscow demands probe after Russian journalist pepper-sprayed by Minneapolis police

    ‘unjustified-cruelty’:-moscow-demands-probe-after-russian-journalist-pepper-sprayed-by-minneapolis-police

    31-05-20 11:01:00,

    The use of violent force by police against journalists, including a Russian correspondent who was pepper-sprayed in the face, is unacceptable, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, urging the US to investigate the incident.

    This comes after a RIA Novosti correspondent, Mikhail Turgiev, and a group of US journalists were attacked by police in Minneapolis while covering the ongoing riots provoked by the death of an African American man, George Floyd. The crew was targeted with rubber bullets and Turgiev was pepper-sprayed, despite showing his press ID.

    Police attacks on media staff executing their professional duties are unacceptable, the ministry added, calling the law enforcers’ use of pepper spray on Turgiev “unjust cruelty.”

    The ministry urged the US authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, reminding Washington of its obligation to ensure that journalists can carry out their activities on US soil in a manner that is safe and unhindered.

    Also on rt.com
    ‘I’m getting shot’: Police fire pepper balls at TV REPORTER & crew during Louisville protests (VIDEO)

    International organizations and human rights NGOs should also look into the attack on the Russian correspondent, it added.

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    Drawing Battlelines: US Openly Targets China’s “Belt and Road” – Global Research

    drawing-battlelines:-us-openly-targets-china’s-“belt-and-road”-–-global-research

    31-05-20 10:46:00,

    Judging by US foreign policy – China is a massive global threat – and by some accounts – the “top” threat. But a threat to what?

    AFP would report in its article, “Trump nominee to lead intel community sees China as top threat,” that:

    President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the US intelligence community said Tuesday that he would focus on China as the country’s greatest threat, saying Beijing was determined to supplant the United States’ superpower position.

    Were China doing this by using news agencies like AFP to lie to the public to justify invading Middle Eastern nations, killing tens of thousands of innocent people, installing client regimes worldwide, and using its growing power to coerce and control nations economically and politically when not outright militarily – US President Donald Trump’s “pick” – John Ratcliffe – might be justified in focusing on China and its “determination” to “supplant the United States’ superpower position.”

    However, this is not what China is doing.

    China Building Rather than Bombing 

    China is – instead – using economic progress to rise upon the global stage. It makes things. It builds things. It creates infrastructure to bring these things to others around the globe who need or want them, and enables other nations to make, build, and send things to China.

    One example is China’s One Belt, One Road initiative (OBOR) also referred to as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This includes a series of railways, highways, ports, and other infrastructure projects to help improve the logistical connections between nations, accelerating economic development.

    Only in the US could the notion of building railways connecting people within and between nations seem like a dangerous idea.

    By building such networks, people are better empowered to trade what they are making and what they seek to buy and sell. China, which possesses the largest high-speed railway network on Earth carrying 2 billion passengers a year, is extending this network beyond its borders – deep into Southeast Asia and even across Eurasia via Russia and beyond. Alongside it are a raft of other projects ranging from ports to power plants, and more.

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    ‘It’s Just the Flu, It’s All BS’ – Russia’s Top Official COVID Doctor Admits in Bombshell Invu

    ‘it’s-just-the-flu,-it’s-all-bs’-–-russia’s-top-official-covid-doctor-admits-in-bombshell-invu

    31-05-20 10:18:00,

    “It’s all exaggerated. It’s an acute respiratory disease (i.e. the flu) with minimal mortality. Why has the whole world been destroyed? That I don’t know.”

    RI Staff Fri, May 29, 2020 | 410 words 10,077

    This post first appeared on Russia Insider

    it is difficult to overstate how important this is. This man is the equivalent of Fauci in the US, or perhaps Dr. Deborah Birx. The 1.5 hour long interview below is only in Russian, but if you can understand it, it is well worth watching, because a lot of important information is covered.

    The interviewer is Ksenia Sobchak, who is very liberal – think of her as like a Russian Rachel Maddow. Like liberals in the West, she very much wants to believe the COVID situation is much worse than it really is. Myasnikov explains to her in detail why it is in fact very difficult to assign ‘cause of death’ in most cases, because there are usually several, in addition to a lot of other things.

    It is a great interview, in which the good doctor finally loses his patience and tells her its not nearly as dangerous as people think, and that the whole world has over-reacted. He also insists that the death numbers in the West are way over-counted. 

    He’s right.

    This interview is also a great example of the high level of journalism in Russia – this is much more genuine, open, exciting, and authentic than most of what is on mainstream media in the West. Just watch a few seconds of the intro, and you will get the idea.

    From the Moscow Times:

    Russia’s head of coronavirus information has suggested that global anxiety over the pandemic is misplaced, his latest controversial comment after saying that the infection would kill as many people as it needs to.

    Doctor and television presenter Alexander Myasnikov was appointed in April to his new role of informing Russians about coronavirus treatment and prevention methods and to battle “fake news” about Covid-19. After calling the country’s reported low death rate a “Russian miracle,” Myasnikov said last week that “those meant to die will die” from it.

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    US On The Brink Of Martial Law As Officials Implement Contact Tracing Methods To Track Rioters – Activist Post

    us-on-the-brink-of-martial-law-as-officials-implement-contact-tracing-methods-to-track-rioters-–-activist-post

    31-05-20 09:51:00,

    By Spiro Skouras

    As peaceful protests turn to violent riots, government officials finally admit the protests are being hijacked by organized groups from out of state with the purpose to cause destruction and chaos.

    President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to have military police on standby ready to deploy to American cities within hours in an attempt to restore order. It’s the second time Trump has suggested deploying the US military domestically, which is thought to be unconstitutional. The White House cites the Insurrection Act as authorization.

    Meanwhile, officials in Minnesota – the origin of the unrest – have stated they are currently using methods very similar to contact tracing to track down networks of out of state protesters, which officials estimate consists of approximately 80% of those engaged in the demonstrations.

    Health Officials Admit Virus Not As Deadly As Previously Thought: So Why Are We Still On Lockdown?
    https://www.activistpost.com/2020/05/health-officials-admit-virus-not-as-deadly-as-previously-thought-so-why-are-we-still-on-lockdown.html

    Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis
    https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-puts-military-police-alert-051546322.html

    The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/national-guard-defense-department-protests/

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    ‘Politically-funded terrorists’ are fueling riots after George Floyd death – Navy SEAL who shot Bin Laden

    ‘politically-funded-terrorists’-are-fueling-riots-after-george-floyd-death-–-navy-seal-who-shot-bin-laden

    30-05-20 06:38:00,

    Former Navy SEAL Robert J. O’Neill has called the rioters looting the US’ major cities “politically-funded terrorists,” and called for a harsh military response. O’Neill isn’t the only pundit who sees a dark hand behind the riots.

    George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned to the ground and apparently choked to death by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday. Since then, riots have consumed the Minnesota city and spread like wildfire throughout the US. According to O’Neill – the Navy SEAL who shot Osama Bin Laden in the famous 2011 raid – the unrest is being orchestrated from behind the scenes.

    “I despise racism, I despise police brutality and it kills me that politically-funded terrorists are doing this on the shoulders of both,”  he tweeted on Friday night “These are coordinated attacks, are we going to defend ourselves?”

    I despise racism, I despise police brutality and it kills me that politically-funded terrorists are doing this on the shoulders of both.

    — Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) May 30, 2020

    O’Neill didn’t suggest that the Democrat mayors of these cities are directly funding the destruction of their own hometowns, but hinted at that.

    Lots of cities being run by Democrats are being looted. Must be a coincidence.

    — Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) May 30, 2020

    As O’Neill tweeted, throngs of protesters in Minneapolis defied a National Guard-enforced curfew and embarked on a fourth night of looting and arson. A police station was razed to the ground, and more retail outlets were stripped bare. Similar scenes played out in Detroit, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Portland and a number of other urban areas.

    Also on rt.com
    ‘Nothing else we can do to let our voices be heard’: Protesters say violent riots the only way to get George Floyd justice

    However, he’s not the only commentator who thinks that someone is egging the rioters on. As the former SEAL ranted on Twitter, the hashtag “#AntifaTerrorists” trended. Unconfirmed reports on social media suggested that rioters were being directed by ‘organizers’, while the predominantly white members of ‘Antifa’ groups were blamed for instigating violence and vandalism.

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    Arsonist Burns Down Church for Breaking Lockdown (And Other Weekly News from a World in Collapse) – Activist Post

    arsonist-burns-down-church-for-breaking-lockdown-(and-other-weekly-news-from-a-world-in-collapse)-–-activist-post

    30-05-20 06:36:00,

    By Simon Black, Sovereign Man

    Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

    Church burnt down for ignoring lockdown rules

    “Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic],” read the misspelled graffiti outside of a burnt down church in Mississippi.

    That graffiti, of course, is suspected to have come from the unidentified arsonist. The motive: the church ignored the city’s lockdown rules, and continued holding services.

    This same church sued the city of Holly Springs over the lockdowns after being cited for holding mass despite city restrictions on how many people could gather, and non-essential businesses.

    The lawsuit cites religious freedom guaranteed under the First Amendment, and claims the congregation only held services inside when weather prevented outdoors services. And even then, proper social distancing methods were followed.

    But it seems the arsonist took the mainstream media bait. The prevailing attitude is that you’re hurting others by going about your normal life, and not cowering in fear inside your home.

    This arson is not front page news because it doesn’t support the mainstream narrative.

    It wasn’t the armed protesters who became violent. It was some Quarantine-Karen who thinks your freedom is more dangerous than arson.

    Click here to read the full story.

    Senate wants to ban coronavirus hate speech

    A resolution introduced by Kamala Harris in the US Senate condemns “the increased use of anti-Asian rhetoric” which “has resulted in Asian Americans being harassed, assaulted, and scapegoated for the COVID–19 pandemic.”

    The resolution claims that “the use of anti-Asian terminology and rhetoric related to COVID–19, such as the ‘‘Chinese Virus’’, ‘‘Wuhan Virus’’, and ‘‘Kung-flu’’, have perpetuated anti-Asian stigma.”

    According to the resolution, words like these have allegedly (and only anecdotally) led to an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans.

    The resolution doesn’t actually do anything, except call on public officials to condemn the anti-Asian rhetoric.

    It also encourages law enforcement to investigate actual crimes against Asians,

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    Bill Gates’ Web of Dark Money and Influence – Part 3: Health Surveillance, Event 201 and the Rockefeller Connection – Activist Post

    bill-gates’-web-of-dark-money-and-influence-–-part-3:-health-surveillance,-event-201-and-the-rockefeller-connection-–-activist-post

    30-05-20 06:32:00,

    By Derrick Broze, The Last American Vagabond

    Lockdowns, Contact Tracing, Digital Certificates, and Vaccines

    Over the last four months Bill Gates has made dozens of media appearances where he has called for several controversial “solutions” to COVID-19. Gates says these proposals must be implemented before society can go back to “normal.” From calling for extended lockdowns, health surveillance (aka contact tracing) and digital certificates.

    The science behind the lockdowns has been called into question numerous times by health experts. Most recently, Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who predicted the initial trajectory of the pandemic, stated that he believed the lockdown was a “huge mistake” and may have actually cost lives. TLAV has also exposed contact tracing and the call for an “army” of people to monitor the public as an expansion of surveillance. Coincidentally, it was reported just this week that the Gates Foundation recently invested hundreds of millions of dollars into tech companies like Google, who may end up building the contact tracing infrastructure.

    What Gates describes as “digital certificates” sounds identical to what some are calling “immunity passports,” a form of digital identification that will hold an individual’s health data, as well as their vaccine status. During a Reddit AMA, Gates stated, “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.”  What Gates describes – a digital certificate to prove who has been vaccinated – sounds similar to the recent calls for passengers to use immunity passports before being allowed to fly.

    However, Gates’ statements and philanthropy reveal his primary focus in the “fight for global health:” the promotion of vaccinations for the entire world. Rather than focus on clean water, access to housing, or any number of other proposals to help the world’s poorest, Gates believes that access to vaccines is most pressing. Long before COVID-19 the Gates Foundation had been involved in funding controversial vaccine efforts in Africa and India.

    A 2015 report titled,

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    AI to choose your news? Microsoft to get rid of journalists & replace them with ROBOTS

    ai-to-choose-your-news?-microsoft-to-get-rid-of-journalists-&-replace-them-with-robots

    30-05-20 06:31:00,

    It appears no one is safe from the rise of the bots: Microsoft has announced that it will be axing its team of journalists that work for MSN.com, and replacing them with news-savvy artificial intelligence.

    The tech giant currently contracts several dozen journalists to select and curate news stories that appear on MSN and its Edge internet browser. But starting in June, these media workers will be out of a job – with their responsibilities being delegated to software designed to sniff out the most suitable news for human consumption. 

    One anonymous employee who will soon be out of work told the Guardian that there is an ironic element to his precarious future. “I spend all my time reading about how automation and AI is going to take all our jobs, and here I am – AI has taken my job,” he said. The journalist added that he feels Microsoft is taking a big risk with automated news aggregation, as the company has strict editorial guidelines when it comes to curating content.

    Also on rt.com
    US tech giants still doing business with blacklisted Chinese companies, research firm claims

    Microsoft said its employees were notified about the changes, and that the decision to do away with its human news staff was based on a routine evaluation of business practices.

    “This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time to time, redeployment in others,” the company told the BBC, stressing that the move is not related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

    Artificial intelligence is starting to rapidly transform the global economy. From computer-driven taxis to self-checkout at the grocery store, “essential” workers are becoming increasingly obsolete.

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    The Matrix Revealed: Cartels That Run The World « Jon Rappoport’s Blog

    the-matrix-revealed:-cartels-that-run-the-world-«-jon-rappoport’s-blog

    30-05-20 06:15:00,

    by Jon Rappoport

    The following information comes from insider interviews with Ellis Medavoy and Richard Bell, two people I interview extensively in my collection, The Matrix Revealed. This is just a brief taste of what they have to say…

    Major institutions on this planet that control Military, Money, Energy, Government, Medical, Corporate, Media, and Education are becoming, more and more, global cartels, horizontally integrated across national borders.

    This is more than a top-down command process. It’s organically evolving. Three steps forward, two steps back. There is a great deal of competition among the components of a given cartel, but there is also cooperation. And in the long run, the see-saw is tipping in the direction of cooperation, as these entities realize they may well have more to gain that way.

    I can’t stress too strongly this EVOLVING process. All attempts to merely assume twelve men in a room run the planet fall woefully short.

    Instead, over time, people who lead a powerful institution (like Energy, for example) look out and recognize more major players, and in this recognition there is an impulse to compete and win and destroy, but there is also an impulse to build commonality and therefore monopolize the entire territory.

    During one conversation with retired master propagandist Ellis Medavoy, I asked him about the extent of mutual cooperation in his given field, psychological warfare. He responded:

    “Twenty years ago, I would have said we were all operating separately and jealously. Each of us was mining his own contacts and building his false pictures of reality for the masses. But then things began to change. Globally. First of all, more of us were pushing the same holograms. And because communication and travel were speeding up so rapidly, we were working a lot of the same venues. We would run into each other more often. We began to share information. I mean, it was cautious. We weren’t gushing with unbridled love, I assure you. The competitive factor was still strong. And we had fights. But through all that, we began to see through the fog, so to speak. We began to understand the effectiveness of cooperating. We would test each other with privileged information, to see if we could trust each other to keep it private.

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    What in the World is Happening? — Steemit

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    30-05-20 11:51:00,

    by James Corbett
    corbettreport.com
    May 30, 2020

    OK, I get it. You’re sick of hearing about it.

    “There must be something else happening in the world,” I hear you saying.

    Well, you’re in luck! I did some digging and it turns out there are other things happening in the world, after all! Things that have nothing to do with viruses or masks or vaccines or contact tracers. (Or, at least, as little to do with those things as possible, given the circumstances.)

    Here are a few of them:

    1) China and India are at it again

    Back in September of 2017 I wrote about the soaring military tensions between China and India over a seemingly insignificant mountain pass in Doklam, a disputed area near the China/Bhutan/Indian border that is claimed by both China and Bhutan. For those who might not remember, that standoff began when Chinese troops began constructing a road in the region without Bhutan’s approval, escalated when Indian troops arrived to stop the construction, and ended when Beijing and New Delhi agreed to mutually withdraw from the region. It was a sudden end to a dangerous impasse between two nuclear-armed regional rivals, and, as many warned at the time, this was unlikely to be the last such border dispute between China and India.

    Fast forward three years, and we’re now facing what is already being touted as the biggest face-off between the two countries since that Doklam dispute.

    This time, the conflict is taking place over the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the imaginary line through the volatile Kashmir region separating Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory. The LAC has been a source of contention between India and China for years, not because the region is home to any large deposit of resource or mineral wealth, but because of its geo-strategic value. Once prized for its importance in trans-Himalayan trading routes, it now stands as a strategic wedge of Indian territory between the Chinese border on the east and the Pakistani border on the west.

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    In Syria, Washington Moves to Vietnam-Style “Scorched Earth” Policy | New Eastern Outlook

    in-syria,-washington-moves-to-vietnam-style-“scorched-earth”-policy-|-new-eastern-outlook

    30-05-20 06:34:00,

    SYR3422

    It is now clear, not only in the USA but also beyond its borders, that US efforts to quietly oust the Assad regime in Syria have failed.

    Washington’s original mission of “protecting the civilian population” in Syria quickly turned into “fighting terrorism,” but this, of course, primarily meant engagement with the very same jihadists from Daesh (terrorist formation banned in the Russian Federation – ed.) who were armed and trained by the United States.  Subsequently, in August 2014, a 15-state coalition was formed to reinforce the intervention and included Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain and Morocco, as well as the NATO allies. Then the Kurds were brought into the fray, used by Washington to seize control over all major oil and gas deposits in the east of the country.

    After the defeat of terrorist group Daesh (banned in the Russian Federation – ed.) and its transformation into a run-of-the-mill underground armed Islamist movement akin to Al-Qaeda (also banned in the Russian Federation – ed.), another terrorist formation previously nurtured and used by Washington, the White House began a new escalation of tensions in Syria and neighboring Iraq. To this end, Washington’s new line became that of fighting “Iranian expansion” which it intended to use to justify the continued presence of its military contingent. This contingent, together with the US’s allies, was engaging in the flagrant plundering of Syria’s natural resources.

    Recently, official US rhetoric has increasingly spoken of the “revelation” that the US’s main objective in Syria is “to defeat the Russians.” Admittedly, such “revelations” are not new. A year after Russia’s involvement in Syria began in 2015 (upon the invitation of President Assad), former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell admitted in a television interview that, in his opinion, the US should “covertly” participate in the business of “killing Russians and Iranians.” More recently, James Jeffrey, US special representative in the region, said of US troops in Syria that:  “My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians.”

    The conveyer belt of plundered Syrian natural resources has been bringing significant profits to the very military-political elite which initiated the intervention in the country for several years now. So, too, has the export and sale of Syrian archeological treasures (unfortunately,

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    Coronavirus Propaganda Mimics War Propaganda

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    30-05-20 06:31:00,

    Authored by Jeff Deist via The Mises Institute,

    In the period leading up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Bush administration and its media accomplices waged a relentless propaganda campaign to win political support for what turned out to be one of the most disastrous foreign policy mistakes in American history.

    Nearly two decades later, with perhaps a million dead Iraqis and thousands of dead American soldiers, we are still paying for that mistake. 

    Vice President Dick Cheney, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, were key players behind the propaganda—which we can define as purposeful use of information and misinformation to manipulate public opinion in favor of state action. Iraq and its president Saddam Hussein were the ostensible focus, but their greater goal was to make the case for a broader and open-ended “War on Terror.”  ​

    So they created a narrative using a mélange of half-truths, faintly plausible fabrications, and outright lies:

    • Iraq and the nefarious Saddam Hussein were “behind,” i.e., backing, the Saudi terrorists responsible for 9-11 attacks on the US;

    • Hussein and his government were stockpiling yellowcake uranium in an effort to develop nuclear capability;

    • Hussein was connected with al-Qaeda 

    • Iran was lurking in the background as a state sponsor of terrorism, coordinating and facilitating attacks against the US in coordination with Hamas;

    • Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and other terror groups were working against the US across the Middle East in some kind of murky but coordinated effort;

    • We have to “fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here”;

    • The Iraqis would welcome our troops as liberators.

    And so forth.

    But the propaganda “worked” in the most meaningful sense: Congress voted nearly 3–1 in favor of military action against Iraq, and Gallup showed 72 percent of Americans supporting the invasion as it commenced in 2003. Media outlets across the spectrum such as the Washington Post cheered the warNational Review dutifully did its part, 

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    Battlefield America: As The COVID Story Falls Apart, A New Crisis Takes Over – Activist Post

    battlefield-america:-as-the-covid-story-falls-apart,-a-new-crisis-takes-over-–-activist-post

    30-05-20 06:13:00,

    By Spiro Skouras

    For months the global health pandemic known as the coronavirus or COVID-19 has been dominating the headlines while drastically changing the lives of billions of people around the world. With unprecedented restrictions of people’s fundamental human rights, while simultaneously destroying the global economy, what is really going on?

    Many have questioned the response from governments and global institutions such as the World Health Organization from the very beginning. Now, the CDC admits the mortality rate of the virus is much lower than previously projected, but the question remains why are we all still on lockdown?

    Although the question for the need of continued lockdowns is now more important than ever, it seems to be lost as we are witnessing massive civil unrest spread across the US just as quickly as we were told the virus was spreading.

    Are these protests spontaneous? Or is there an outside force facilitating the unrest, as we seem to be entering the second stage of a much larger operation? Is this the stage between phase one and phase two of the outbreak? A summer of chaos? In an election year, does it resemble shades of a Soros-sponsored color revolution, or a new form of Operation Gladio?

    Regardless, it is almost impossible to deny the US, among many other nations, is in the midst of a rapid destabilization operation.

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    Officer Charged With Killing George Floyd Arrested, Governor Apologizes For “Abject Failure” In Response To Unrest
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/officer-charged-killing-george-floyd-arrested

    UPDATE: George Floyd’s family issues statement following arrest of former officer
    https://kttc.com/2020/05/29/breaking-officer-who-knelt-on-george-floyds-neck-arrested/

    US Gov’t Now Flying MQ-9 Reaper Drone Over Minneapolis As Riots Worsen (Updated)
    https://www.activistpost.com/2020/05/us-govt-now-flying-mq-9-reaper-drone-over-minneapolis-as-riots-worsen.html

    George Floyd Worked Security At The Same Nightclub As The Officer Who Killed Him
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/george-floyd-worked-security-same-nightclub-officer-who-killed-him

    “They Motherf**kers Need To Go Home!” – Locals Rage At Rioters As Minneapolis Burns
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