Exponentially Rising Hunger in America – Global Research

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03-06-20 08:02:00,

American workers

How is it possible that anyone could go hungry in the world’s richest country?

The scourge of neoliberal indifference toward public welfare caused the disturbing reality.

It’s the American way, supported by both right wings of the one-party state — Dems as dismissive toward what just societies cherish as Republicans.

The nation’s resources increasingly go for global militarism, endless wars on humanity, enforcing homeland police state harshness, and open-checkbook handouts to corporate America.

Ordinary people have no say over how they’re governed, no way to secure “the General

Welfare (and) Blessings of Liberty” as the Constitution mandates.

Nor can they “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” so fundamental rights guaranteed by the nation’s founding document are enforced.

The nation’s ruling class ignores them, serving themselves and other privilege interests at their expense.

That’s what “America the beautiful is all about” — enforced by police state harshness “from sea to shining sea.”

The American dream is a mirage — an insult to the hungry, food insecure, homeless, and impoverished.

Only asleep can ordinary people believe it, as the late George Carlin explained.

Operating nationwide, Feeding America (FA) “is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.”

It expressed shock “that anyone in America” goes hungry.” Yet it’s a national epidemic at all times — today at an unprecedented level because of economic collapse, the nation’s ruling class making an untenable situation worse by indifference toward vital public needs.

In a late May report, FA analyzed hunger and food insecurity “for the overall population and children by state, county and congressional district.”

At a time when America’s billionaires never had things better, FA estimates that about 54 million people in the world’s richest country (1 in 6), including 18 million children (1 in 4) face the specter of hunger.

FA CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said the following:

Economic collapse in the US triggered by COVID-19 “continues to impact the lives and livelihoods of our neighbors nationwide, putting millions of additional people at risk of hunger while continuing to hurt people already familiar with hardship,” adding:

“The long-term effects of COVID-19 may be substantial,

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Ambassador Jaafari Issues Formal Complaint on US Burning Wheat Fields

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02-06-20 06:15:00,

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations issued a formal complaint to Secretary General Antonio Guterres and to the current president of the UNSC on the recent torching of Syrian wheat fields by the US and Turkey. Given that the NATO klan (P3) run the bastion of peace and security for humanity, it is unlikely the klan will hold an emergency meeting to demand that they cease their own breaches of both the noble UN Charter and International Law.

New York, SANA-Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, affirmed that the US, British, French, Turkish and Israeli governments moved from the war in proxy, based on supporting, arming and financing the terrorist and separatist groups in Syria to the direct war through launching aggression and direct military occupation, looting natural resources, and resources of Syrian energy in addition to cutting off water.

“The US and Turkish occupation forces have deliberately set fire to the agrarian crops in Syrian al-Jazeera regions in order to empty the Syrian food baskets from their resources, and this crime represents a new economic terrorism which rises up to the level of war crimes perpetrated by the occupation forces against the Syrian people,” al-Jaafari said in an official complaint submitted to the UN Secretary General and  President of Security council against the US, British, French, Turkish and Israeli entity’s governments.

Al-Jaafari added that Apache helicopters affiliated to the US occupation forces have recently dropped thermal balloons on lands with the approach of the barley and wheat crops to be harvested in a number of villages surrounding al-Shaddadi city to the south of Hasaka city, meanwhile, mercenaries of the Turkish occupation set fire to a number of wheat and barley fields in Abu Rasin and Tal Tamr towns in Hasaka countryside.

He pointed out to the latest decisions issued by the US government and the EU to renew coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people in spite of international appeals to lift them in light of the spread of Coronavirus, all this synchronizing with the so-called “Caesar act” that will come into effect, clarifying that targeting the Syrian people through siege is not a new step by the US successive governments.

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Nobel Prize Winner: Lockdowns Are “A Huge Mistake”

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01-06-20 08:50:00,

Michael Levitt is Professor of computer science and structural biology at Stanford Medical School and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

He has been a close observer of the pandemic and the response from the outset through its movement to Europe, the U.K., and the U.S.. Last month, speaking to the Unherd podcast and youtube channel, he offered some compelling thoughts and observers, and a striking conclusion. 

Q: So you noticed that the curve was less of an exponential curve than we might have feared, in those early days?

A: In some ways there was never any exponential growth from the minute I looked at it, there were never any two days that had exactly the same growth rate — and they were getting slow…of course you could have non exponential growth where every single day they’re getting more than exponential — but the growth was always sub-exponential. So that’s the first step. 

Q: [In the UK] we talk endlessly about the R-rate — the reproduction rate — and apparently that began very high, maybe as high as 3, and … [we’ve now] got it down below 1 in the UK. Intuitively, if there’s a high reproduction rate, you should see that exponential curve just going up and up.

A: Well no, wait, okay. The R-0, which is very popular, is in some ways a faulty number. Let me explain why. The rate of growth doesn’t depend on R-0. It depends on R-0 and the time you are infectious. So if you are twice as long infectious and have half the R-0 you’ll get exactly the same growth rate. This is sort of intuitive, but it’s not explained, and therefore it seems to me that I would say at the present time R-0 became important because of a lot of movies — it was very popular — talked about R-0.

Epidemiologists talk about R-0 but, looking at all the mathematics, you have to specify the time infectious at the same time to have any meaning. The other problem is that R-0 decreases — we don’t know why R-0 decreases. It could be social distancing, it could be prior immunity, it could be hidden cases.

Q: You’ve been observing the shapes of these curves and how the R-0 number tends to come down and the curve tends to flatten in some kind of natural way regardless of intervention.

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USA: Race riots and separatist temptations, by Thierry Meyssan

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01-06-20 08:44:00,

The race riots that are spreading in the USA today do not threaten the integrity of the territory, but could pave the way for a cultural confrontation between the communities that share the country. Contrary to common belief, secessions of entire regions are more than ever on the agenda.

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Map of the riots of the last five days. In orange, the states that have requested the National Guard.
Source: New York Times

The United States is in flames after the apparent lynching of a black resident, George Floyd, by a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, on May 25, 2020.

The soothing words of Mayor Jacob Frey have not been heard. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has called on the National Guard to quell the rebellion. The riots spread to 140 major cities, and 20 other states also requested the National Guard.

These riots are not against racism in general, but exclusively against anti-black racism. Nor do they have anything to do with the Democratic/Republican political divide. Both Minneapolis and Minnesota are Democrats. They were, however, predictable for anyone interested in American sociology [1].

1] These events are not unlike the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which followed the acquittal of the white police officers who beat up the black Rodney King. At that time, 63 people were killed, 2,383 injured and more than 12,000 arrested. 3,767 buildings were burned and the damage amounted to more than $1 billion [2].

2] However, the current situation pits blacks and some whites exclusively against the White Power, while the situation twenty-eight years ago also pitted blacks against the Korean community. [3] It is spreading throughout the country instead of being confined to the vicinity of the crime scene. This extension takes the United States back to the 1960s (Kennedy-Johnson), when the National Guard had to be deployed to several segregated states to allow blacks to attend public schools.

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The 11 rival cultural communities that share the United States today.
Source: Colin Woodard

The United States still hasn’t digested its slave past. However, despite appearances, this conflict does not threaten the integrity of the country. Indeed, over the last few decades, the US population has moved around a lot so that today it has regrouped by cultural affinity into 11 different communities (see map above).

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Pompeo gaslights Germans with Huawei privacy concerns… casually forgets NSA spied on Merkel

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01-06-20 08:29:00,

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned the US’ European allies against using Huawei tech, insisting privacy-loving Germans shouldn’t stand for such (alleged) spying. Never mind that time the NSA wiretapped Merkel.

Pompeo pleaded with European governments on Fox News on Sunday that “the right thing to do for their people” was to kick Huawei’s cheaper and arguably more advanced technology to the curb and run back into the waiting arms of Uncle Sam.

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The US diplomat insisted the track record of the villainous Chinese government warranted nothing less. “No German citizen should have their private information transition across a piece of Chinese hardware which will clearly be owned and controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” Pompeo proclaimed.

In Europe, they care deeply about privacy of their citizens. Allowing that information to go across Chinese-controlled networks is the antithesis of providing that very privacy.

Pompeo neglected to mention that the US has still not produced evidence of back doors in Huawei equipment feeding users’ information to Beijing, despite hyping up the possibility for years. He also somehow omitted how the National Security Agency (NSA) was caught snooping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials in 2015.

WikiLeaks published documents revealing the agency had been listening in on some 125 phone numbers belonging to the Chancellor’s office and other government ministries in eavesdropping that, in some cases, went back decades.The strident outrage that greeted that scandal indicated that Germans do, indeed, care deeply about privacy. Whether they’ll heed the warnings of the same country that so recently violated theirs remains to be seen. The UK, despite previously refusing US blandishments urging London to drop their inclusion of Huawei in 5G infrastructure, has reportedly caved to pressures both internal and external, and is seeking to “phase out” the Chinese firm by 2023.

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Russia could jail adults for 10 YEARS for encouraging youth to protest, according to proposed legislation

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01-06-20 08:11:00,

Russians who encourage minors to join protests may face 10 years in jail. The author of the new bill, an MP with the ruling United Russia party, believes rally organizers prey on youth “because they are the easiest to manipulate.”

Under current law, the organizers of an unauthorized rally can be fined up to 50,000 rubles ($718), but Yevgeny Marchenko wants to send them to a penal colony.


‘May God bless them’: Putin says Russian protest leaders free to hold marches as long as they obey laws

“Nowadays, the topic of the rallies seems to be gone. Because of the coronavirus, we don’t have any rallies, legal or illegal, but it could arise at any time. Organizers of unauthorized rallies bet on underage youth, because they are the easiest to manipulate,” said Marchenko.

As it stands, involving minors in an unauthorized protest is an administrative offense. Marchenko’s new law would change this to a criminal offense. If found guilty, the punishment could be up to 10 years in a penal colony.

“We have an article in the Criminal Code for involving minors in antisocial activities. Various illegal actions are listed there, and I want to supplement this article with another illegal action,” he said.

According to Marchenko, the bill will be submitted to the State Duma before the end of the spring session.

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Over 130 detained in Moscow after protesters break off from peaceful rally to walk the streets

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The Minneapolis Putsch

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01-06-20 08:04:00,

Well, it looks like the Resistance’s long-anticipated “Second Civil War” has finally begun … more or less exactly on cue. Rioting has broken out across the nation. People are looting and burning stores and attacking each other in the streets. Robocops are beating, tear-gassing, and shooting people with non-lethal projectiles. State National Guards have been deployed, curfews imposed, “emergencies” declared. Secret Servicemen are fighting back angry hordes attempting to storm the White House. Trump is tweeting from an “underground bunker.” Opportunist social media pundits on both sides of the political spectrum are whipping people up into white-eyed frenzies. Americans are at each other’s throats, divided by identity politics, consumed by rage, hatred, and fear.

Things couldn’t be going better for the Resistance if they had scripted it themselves.

Actually, they did kind of script it themselves. Not the murder of poor George Floyd, of course. Racist police have been murdering Black people for as long as there have been racist police. No, the Resistance didn’t manufacture racism. They just spent the majority of the last four years creating and promoting an official narrative which casts most Americans as “white supremacists” who literally elected Hitler president, and who want to turn the country into a racist dictatorship.

According to this official narrative, which has been relentlessly disseminated by the corporate media, the neoliberal intelligentsia, the culture industry, and countless hysterical, Trump-hating loonies, the Russians put Donald Trump in office with those DNC emails they never hacked and some division-sowing Facebook ads that supposedly hypnotized Black Americans into refusing to come out and vote for Clinton. Putin purportedly ordered this personally, as part of his plot to “destroy democracy.” The plan was always for President Hitler to embolden his white-supremacist followers into launching the “RaHoWa,” or the “Boogaloo,” after which Trump would declare martial law, dissolve the legislature, and pronounce himself Führer. Then they would start rounding up and murdering the Jews, and the Blacks, and Mexicans, and other minorities, according to this twisted liberal fantasy.

I’ve been covering the roll-out and dissemination of this official narrative since 2016, and have documented much of it in my essays, so I won’t reiterate all that here. Let’s just say, I’m not exaggerating, much. After four years of more or less constant conditioning,

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Smith: Why The Public Should Rebel Against Forced Vaccinations

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01-06-20 07:32:00,

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,

The debate over the morality and practicality of forced vaccinations has been raging for many years, long before the coronavirus ever hit the US population. With the advent of the pandemic the narrative has shifted to one of “necessity”. The media and the majority of governments around the world now act as if mass vaccinations are a given; the “debate is over”, as collectivists like to say when they are tired of having to deal with any logical or factual complaints.

In the case of the novel coronavirus there is no vaccine yet; unless of course the virus was engineered or evolved in a lab (as more and more evidence is suggesting), and then perhaps there is one already developed. Typically, vaccines take years to test and produce, and whenever a vaccine is rushed onto the market very bad things tend to happen.

The vaccine debate often revolves around the issue of safety. Is a particular inoculation safe or poisonous? Does it have long term effects that are dangerous? Does it harm children with highly sensitive and underdeveloped body systems?  These are valid concerns, but ultimately the fight over vaccines has less to do with medical safety or effectiveness and more to do with individual rights vs government demands.

In other words, the more important questions are:  Should social engineering by governments and elites be allowed? Do people have the right to determine how their bodies are medically augmented or manipulated? Does the “security of the majority” take precedence over the civil liberties of the individual?  And if so, who gets to determine what freedoms will be taken away?

The Legal Argument

The purveyors of the forced vaccination philosophy usually make a legal or technical argument first before they appeal to the idea of “the greater good”.  They do this because they know that public perception often assumes (wrongly) that legal authority is the same as moral authority.

In 1905, the US Supreme Court was presented with Jacobson vs. Massachusetts, a case involving the subject of state enforced smallpox vaccination. The defendant argued on the grounds of the 14th Amendment that his bodily liberty was being violated by the state if he was subjected to arbitrary vaccination without his consent.

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Many US Journalists Arrested After New York Times Falsely Claims That Doesn’t Happen In America

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31-05-20 10:42:00,

In a shockingly brazen display of authoritarianism, police arrested a CNN reporter named Omar Jimenez the other day while he was live on air covering the protest of George Floyd’s murder by police in Minneapolis.

The arrest was preceded by hours of sycophantic police-worshipping CNN coverage and followed by days of self-righteous preening by the entire corporate media machine about the crucial role of journalism in a free society, with one Washington Post article going so far as to compare the CNN crew to George Floyd himself. Unlike Floyd, Jimenez was back on camera an hour later giving glowing reviews to the police who’d just inexcusably arrested him.

Inadvertently revealing interview with the reporter arrested live on air by police in Minnesota for doing his job. We saw them behave like fascists, but he’s desperate not to criticise the police in case he loses his *access*. That’s what a ‘free press’ in the US is all about https://t.co/Sy6lV9Y5R2

— Jonathan Cook (@Jonathan_K_Cook) May 29, 2020

In its report on Jimenez’s arrest, The New York Times made a claim that was truly shocking in its inaccuracy and naivety.

“It is common in autocratic countries for journalists to be swept up in arrests during protests and riots, but rare in the United States, where news gathering is protected by the First Amendment,” claimed the article’s authors Michael Grynbaum and Marc Santora.

Independent reporters were quick to point out the absurdity of the claim.

“I’ve been reporting on protests for a few years now and I can say for sure that journalists being ‘swept up in arrests during protests and riots’ isn’t anywhere near ‘rare’,” tweeted independent journalist Ashoka Jegroo in response.

“The New York Times falsely and bizarrely stated today that journalists are rarely arrested at protests in the United States,” responded journalist Ford Fischer, who consistently covers US protests of all sorts.

“That’s news to me…….. because I was arrested multiple times at protests,” tweeted We Are Change‘s Luke Rudkowski.

“As an independent journalist who was arrested during the Eric Garner and Mike Brown protests in NYC,

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DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY

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31-05-20 09:44:00,

Abraham Lincoln was a lively old chap,
or that is how history has billed him,
until one fateful day
he went to see a play
and a man took a gun out and HE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

Franz Ferdinand took a detour one morn
to get his belly properly filled,
when the archduke, we’re told,
chanced upon Leopold
and was struck with a bullet and DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

Mahatma Gandhi was greeting his fans
who were all understandably thrilled,
when an angry young man
with a gun in his hand
pulled the trigger, and Gandhi was DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

JFK caused a ruckus and angered cruel men
because he did whatsoever he willed.
People thought they’d misread
when the newspapers said
that their president had been DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

MLK had a dream which his brilliant mind
had a knack for distinctly distilling,
but he rocked the consensus
and one night in Memphis
fell victim to a terrible DYING IN POLICE CUSTODY.

George Floyd was arrested and pinned to the ground
for allegedly counterfeit billing.
A cop kneeled on his neck
and he choked Floyd to death:
an obvious, cold-blooded KILLING.

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Pew: Democrats Represent 41 Of 44 Districts With Highest COVID-19 Death Tolls

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31-05-20 06:28:00,

Authored by Sharyl Attkisson,

Pew Research Center is out with an analysis of coronavirus deaths. It shows they are overwhelmingly concentrated in Congressional districts represented by Democrats.

Democrats represent 41 of 44 districts with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths.

This lopsided distribution could help explain a partisan divide in the views regarding whether a national shutdown was the right move, and whether it’s time to end it.

From Pew:

The coronavirus outbreak has taken the lives of nearly 100,000 Americans. Yet since the start of the outbreak, the death toll has been concentrated in a just a few places – mostly large metropolitan areas, especially the New York City area.

The places hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak – which have relatively large shares of ethnic and racial minorities and residents living in densely populated urban and suburban areas – are almost all represented by congressional Democrats.

A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts.

Of the 44 hardest-hit congressional districts – the top 10% in terms of deaths – 41 are represented by Democrats, while three are represented by Republicans. These include the New York-area districts, as well as those in the Boston, Detroit and New Orleans metropolitan areas. The average death toll in each of these hardest-hit districts was 1,122 as of May 20.

The next 100 hardest-hit districts, which represent the remainder of the top third of districts, with an average of 270 deaths, also are disproportionately represented by Democrats: 75 are represented by Democrats, 25 by Republicans.

About two-thirds (68%) of the 44 least affected districts – the bottom 10%,

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As Cops Abandoned Them, Black and White Gun Owners Come Together to Protect Small Businesses – Activist Post

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30-05-20 06:29:00,

By Matt Agorist

Parts of Minneapolis, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, and others cities from coast to coast are burning. The anger in the US toward the establishment has spilled over into the streets and while much of that anger was devoted toward government property and law enforcement, another unfortunate reality has unfolded.

Looting and rioting have leveled small businesses in Minneapolis and mom and pop shops have seen their life’s work — which was already struggling from the lockdown — burn to the ground. However, there are some folks who are refusing to lay down and let the looting crush their part of the American dream.

Armed to teeth with semi-automatic assault rifles and handguns, multiple gun owners — both black and white — have reportedly been coming together to protect private businesses from looters.

As cops focused on arresting and pepper spraying journalists, thieves and vandals were roaming free, and emptying the shelves of mom and pop shops while laying waste to others. The only deterrent to these bad actors destroying and robbing businesses were good actors — with big guns — who were there to stop them.

Many of the initial armed protectors we saw were divided based on race. Black business owners were protecting black businesses and even putting signs up in their windows that said “black owned,” to deter possibly racially motivated attacks.

Lawful black firearms owners standing guard outside their businesses. pic.twitter.com/UyV5uHw3cW

— Ezra Levant 🍁 (@ezralevant) May 28, 2020

What this illustrates is the immense power of the Second Amendment and how important it is when it comes to self-defense. Police cannot and will not be there to protect you and it is up to you to protect your own. Doing so while well armed makes that a far easier task.

YES! THIS IS HOW YOU BUILD BLACK WALL STREET! ✊🏽👍🏽💖

ARMED BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS standing up AGAINST Looters/Rioters & their #LiberalCoddlers in the media.

You must SEPARATE yourselves from the “ALL black ppl have the SAME values/mentality” rhetoric of the Progressive Left.

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Nothing Is Certain But Death, Taxes, And Police Infiltration Of US Protests

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30-05-20 06:07:00,

A video has been circulating of a white man casually smashing the windows of a Minneapolis shop with a hammer during protests against the police murder of George Floyd. The man is clearly trying to hide his identity by wearing a gas mask, carrying a large umbrella, and wearing full-length black clothing.

Protesters can be seen intervening to stop his destructive behavior in the video.

“Are you a fucking cop?” one asks.

An officer with the Saint Paul Police Department has been publicly named by someone identified as the officer’s ex-wife, who said his voice, walk and gas mask made her “90% sure” it was him. The Saint Paul Police Department has denied this.

Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, but it is a very safe bet that it’s a law enforcement officer of some kind. Disruptive police infiltration of protest movements is a historical constant in America, after all. It is the norm, not the exception.

Protests have spread throughout the United States since the emergence of that footage. Journalist Max Blumenthal has uploaded a very interesting video of an encounter he had with an undercover cop posing as a protester in Washington, DC.

Look what I found outside #dcprotest. An obvious cop dressed like a protester getting out of an unmarked car and telling me he’s a CNN reporter. Beware of the lying provocateurs out here! pic.twitter.com/f90wYSjbGS

— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) May 30, 2020

Blumenthal began following a man he reports he’d spotted coming out of an unmarked vehicle in an area that had been completely sealed off by marked police cars, meaning the police were restricting who came and went from that area. Blumenthal began questioning the man, asking him if he’d been to the protests and if he was a cop. The man said he’d been to the protests but denied he was a cop, saying that he worked with CNN.

Blumenthal then went to the unmarked vehicle the man had come from, where two more men were seated. He asked them if they were cops, which they denied, then asked if they were with CNN,

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Coronavirus in a Time of Chimeras – Activist Post

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30-05-20 06:03:00,

By Mathew Maavak

As the global COVID-19 scourge appears to recede, questions remain over the source and morphology of a virus that had locked down two-thirds of humanity over the first half of 2020. It may take years to satisfactorily decipher this extraordinary episode in human history.

Nonetheless, the novel coronavirus was not germinated in a vacuum. The type of research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology had ominous analogues worldwide. These included the quest for super intelligence and the development of interspecies hybrids or chimeras.

Genetically-Enhanced Competitiveness

What began as a scientific mission to remedy congenital defects has rapidly morphed into a global race to create designer babies, super soldiers and transhumans through the aid of biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence. 21st century eugenics is tacitly justified by the need to boost “national competitiveness”.

China leads the way here. In one revealing instance alone, genome sequencing giant BGI Shenzhen had procured and sequenced the DNA of more than 2,000 people – mostly Americans – with IQ scores of at least 160. According to Stephen Hsu, a theoretical physicist from Michigan State University and scientific adviser to BGI:

An exceptional person gets you an order of magnitude more statistical power than if you took random people from the population…

BGI Shenzhen intends to become a “bio-Google” that will collate the “world’s biological information and make it universally accessible and useful”. From 2012 onwards, it began to collaborate with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Scientific endeavours like these are based on the assumption that an assemblage of smart samples will help in the identification and transplantation of optimal bits of DNA into future generations. It is not dissuaded by the nurture over nature debate, even after exhaustive studies have failed to establish genetic variants associated with intelligence. For example, a 2010 study led by Robert Plomin, a behavioural geneticist at King’s College London, had probed over 350,000 variations in single DNA letters across the genomes of 7,900 children but found no prized variant. Curiously, most of the smart samples procured by BGI Shenzhen were sourced from Plomin’s research activities.

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Twitter Censorship, And Other Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

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30-05-20 06:27:00,

If people truly understood the extent to which mental narrative dominates their experience of life, propaganda, advertising and all other forms of psychological manipulation would be regarded by our society similarly to physical assault or property theft.

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It is very telling that Twitter only started censoring Trump for violating terms of service when he promoted violence against Americans. He’s been tweeting insanely hawkish threats against people in other nations for years, but they don’t count as real people.

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FYI if you’re more upset by Twitter censoring one of the most powerful people in the world for inciting violence than by Twitter routinely censoring anti-imperialist accounts, it’s because you’re a mindless partisan hack.

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Twitter going to war with Trump benefits ordinary people. If we’re lucky Twitter winds up being forced to scale back its censorship protocols. If we’re really lucky Trump stops advocating murdering people for looting.

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It’s so fascinating how liberals think they can just end conspiracy theories by having them censored by a blanket collaboration of shady Silicon Valley tech oligarchs. Says a lot about how little they understand – or want to understand – about other perspectives.

I mean how do they imagine that’s going to work exactly? “Oh okay I used to think that 5G was for controlling nanobots injected into us under the pretense of a mandatory coronavirus vaccine, but now all the online posts about that have been removed by an opaque conspiracy of tech billionaires so I guess I’ll stop believing that.”

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The establishment doesn’t fear Trump’s “populist” base anymore than they fear Trump. They’ve been easily propagandized into backing longstanding establishment agendas against Iran, China, Venezuela, Russia, Assange, etc. They’re as worthless and neutered as Obama’s base was.

Support Assange? Okay well we need to extradite him for his safety. Oppose Russia hysteria? Just ignore all Trump’s cold war escalations then. Oppose war? Those are Obama’s wars, not Trump’s. A slight narrative adjustment was all it took to herd them in.

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If you believe fighting the deep state has something to do with beating the Democrats and supporting Donald Trump, then you are not actually interested in fighting the deep state.

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EXPLOSIVE transcripts show Flynn wanted to work with Russia against ISIS, Kislyak warned Trump ‘Russiagate’ was targeting HIM

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30-05-20 06:15:00,

Transcripts of conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak show that incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was looking out for US interests and sought Russian help against terrorists, while the FBI framed him.

Flynn and Kislyak spoke several times in December 2016 and January 2017, during the presidential transition. Within days of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the FBI interviewed Flynn with an intent – as shown by recently published documents – to catch him in a perjury trap. After a description of his call with Kislyak was leaked to the Washington Post, Flynn was accused of misleading the White House about the calls and pressured to resign.

Those invested in the ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy theory have claimed for years that Flynn discussed easing US sanction against Moscow.

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‘Get him to lie so we can prosecute him’: New docs reveal FBI plan to set up General Flynn in perjury trap

Actual transcripts of the calls, made public on Friday by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), paint a drastically different picture. They show Flynn asking Moscow to not play the game of “tit-for-tat” escalation triggered by outgoing President Barack Obama’s expulsion of Russian diplomats, that would have “boxed in” the incoming president – and seeking to work together with Russia against “a common threat in the Middle East,” which from the context appears to be a reference to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists.

“Do not allow this administration to box us in, right now, okay?” Flynn tells Kislyak in a call on December 29, 2016, asking Russia to make its response “reciprocal.” He doesn’t want to create a situation where “everybody’s got to go back and forth and everybody’s got to be the tough guy here, you know?” 

“We don’t need that right now,” Flynn says. “We need cool heads to prevail, and uh, and we need to be very steady about what we’re going to do because we have absolutely a common uh. threat in the Middle East right now.” 

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Putin: Russia will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions

Two days later,

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Norman Finkelstein’s new book indicts the International Criminal Court for whitewashing Israel – Mondoweiss

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29-05-20 08:54:00,

I ACCUSE!
Herewith a Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt that ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda Whitewashed Israel
By Norman G. Finkelstein
198 pages, OR Books, $20, $10 E-book

This May 31 marks 10 years since Israeli commandos attacked the Gaza Humanitarian Flotilla in international waters and killed 10 people. Norman Finkelstein, one of the world’s most effective critics of Israel, is observing the occasion with a persuasive indictment of Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC)  in The Hague, for refusing to take legal action over Israel’s lethal attack on the Mavi Marmara, the Flotilla’s flagship.

At first glance, Finkelstein’s new book resembles a legal brief. But start reading more closely, and you soon see his trademark indignation, intense and eloquent. The Comoro Islands, where the Mavi Marmara was registered, brought the Gaza Flotilla case to the ICC in 2013, and Finkelstein points out that the chief prosecutor since then has tried to bury it 3 times. He is not diplomatic; he charges that she “defiled her office by refusing to investigate credible allegations of Israeli criminality.”  

Norman Finkelstein’s book on Fatou Bensouda chief prosecutor of the ICC

Finkelstein, with his characteristic Talmudic scholarship, scrutinizes various human rights reports on Israel’s killings on the ship, examining them alongside the Israel government’s own alleged self-inquiry. He points out, chapter and verse, just how Fatou Bensouda accepted Israel’s version of events (which Amnesty International described as a “whitewash”) while dismissing contradictory reports from the U.N. Human Rights Council and the U.N. Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry. 

He argues that as a consequence Bensouda “grossly misrepresent[ed] the facts of the assault” itself. But even worse — she took Israel’s armed commando attack as an isolated event, instead of connecting it to even larger Israeli crimes: “the illegal Israeli blockade and the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.” 

Let’s start with the actual Israeli assault. Bensouda echoed Israel’s alibi; it planned to stop the Flotilla peacefully, its commandos met with resistance when they boarded the Mavi Marmara, after which perhaps some excesses happened but the actions of a few Israeli soldiers didn’t rise to the level of a case that the International Criminal Court should take up.

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You Sided With The Abuser Like A Fucking Cliché

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29-05-20 06:33:00,

You sided with the abuser like a fucking cliché.

You told your son he shouldn’t displease his mother when he showed you the bite marks and bruises.

You chugged Nyquil while your husband raped your daughters and pretended to faint whenever they tried to tell you.

You invited the priest for dinner every Thursday and called your son an evil liar when he said what happens during prayer time.

You sided with the abuser like a fucking cliché.

You shrieked “rioting” and “looting” when people expressed their anger about cops murdering them with impunity.

You shrieked “terrorism” and “antisemitism” when Palestinians rose up against genocide and apartheid.

You called child rape in the Church a conspiracy theory and piously held out your tongue for your cracker.

You babbled about bad hygiene and Vladimir Putin when they arrested the journalist for exposing war crimes.

You babbled about humanitarian intervention when your government was arming ISIS and Al Qaeda.

You babbled about free and fair elections when your government was starving people to death for their oil.

You sided with the abuser like a fucking cliché.

You sided with rapacious multinational megacorporations over the people clearing their shelves in rightful outrage.

You sided with the globe-sprawling bloodthirsty empire over the nations struggling to retain their sovereignty.

You sided with greedy tech oligarchs over the public whose voice they’re slowly throttling.

You sided with the murderers over those being murdered.

You sided with the powerful over the weak.

You sided with victimizers over those being victimized.

You sided with the abusers over the abused.

You are the abuser.

You are the rapist.

You are the murderer.

You are the empire.

You are the disease.

You sided with the abuser like a fucking cliché.

You sided with the abuser like a fucking cliché.

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Bill Gates’ Web of Dark Money and Influence – Part 2: The COVID-19 Operation – Activist Post

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29-05-20 05:55:00,

By Derrick Broze, The Last American Vagabond

This piece will continue our look into Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please see part 1 before reading. In part 2,  we will focus on the role the Foundation has played in the response to COVID-19, as well as the influence the organization has on global health institutions.

Before we dive into the current COVID-19 crisis, a bit more background on Gates is needed. In the last piece we discussed the history of the Gates Foundation’s investments. What is important to note is that by using the Foundation as the front organization, Gates can donate and influence hospitals, universities, media, governments, and health organizations. The Foundation clearly has the ability to shape the decisions made by some of the institutions they fund, including when these decisions go against the desires of the masses they claim to be helping.

For example, in 2017 Independent Science News released a report detailing how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation paid PR firm Emerging Ag $1.6 million to “recruit a covert coalition of academics to manipulate a UN decision-making process over gene drives.” Emails released by Freedom of Information Act Request reveal that the Gates’ recruitment effort was part of a plan to “fight back against gene drive moratorium proponents.” Gene drives are a controversial genetic extinction technology promoted as a way to eliminate mosquitoes with malaria, agricultural pests, and invasive species.

At the 2016 United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, 179 international organizations called for a UN moratorium on gene drives. The opponents of this technology also circulated a letter, “A Call for Conservation with a Conscience: No Place for Gene Drives in Conservation,” signed by 30 environmental leaders who called for a “halt to all proposals for the use of gene drive technologies, but especially in conservation.” The Gates Foundation is heavily invested in gene driving technology and was not happy to see a diverse and unified push-back against gene driving. The Foundation hired Emerging Ag — who have their own web of connections to Big Pharma and Big Ag — to shut down the opponents of gene driving.

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Assange-Prozess: Anwälte fordern Freilassung gegen Kaution

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29-05-20 05:30:00,

Die Anwälte des WikiLeaks-Gründers Julian Assange fordern weiterhin seine Freilassung gegen Kaution, da seine Gesundheit angesichts der Coronavirus-Pandemie gefährdet sein soll.

„Assange hat eine chronische Lungenerkrankung, die ihn besonders anfällig für die Covid-19-Erkrankung macht“, heißt es in der Mitteilung der Kampagne gegen die Auslieferung des WikiLeaks-Gründers.

Die Zahl der mit Covid-19 Infizierten in Gefängnissen nehme zu, und Assange habe auf Anraten eines Arztes auch per Videolink nicht an den beiden vorangegangenen Gerichtssitzungen teilgenommen, um auf dem Weg zum Videoraum und im Raum selbst kein Infektionsrisiko zu haben, hieß es.

„Edward Fitzgerald (einer von Assanges Anwälten — Anm. d. Red.) sagte am 13. Mai vor Gericht, dass die Verteidigung im letzten Monat nur zweimal mit Assange telefoniert habe. Die Anhörung am Montag wird eine geplante Anhörung zur Verlängerung von Assanges Aufenthalt im Gefängnis bis zur Wiederaufnahme der Anhörung über seine Auslieferung am 7. September sein“, lautet die Mitteilung.

Aktivisten der Kampagne würden weiterhin darauf bestehen, dass Assange, der in Untersuchungshaft sei und keine Haftstrafe verbüße, sofort gegen Kaution freigelassen werden sollte, um das Risiko einer Covid-19-Infektion zu vermeiden.

Zuvor war berichtet worden, dass am 1. Juni über die Details im Fall Assange entschieden wird. Daran soll er voraussichtlich per Video teilnehmen. Der Prozess zu seiner Auslieferung an die USA wird am 7. September wieder aufgenommen.

Assange-Fall 

Der WikiLeaks-Gründer veröffentlichte interne Dokumente, u. a. von US-Streitkräften und -Behörden, und enthüllte damit schwere Regierungsvergehen, darunter Kriegsverbrechen und Korruption. Nachdem Schweden 2010 wegen Vorwürfen einer Vergewaltigung und sexueller Nötigung einen internationalen Haftbefehl gegen Assange ausgestellt hatte, bereitete sich Großbritannien auf die mögliche Überstellung vor. Er wurde auf Kaution freigelassen.

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Ecuador gewährte ihm 2012 politisches Asyl. Assange lebte sieben Jahre als politischer Flüchtling in Ecuadors Botschaft in London. Im April 2019 entzog ihm der neue ecuadorianische Präsident Moreno sowohl das Asylrecht als auch die Staatsbürgerschaft. Am 11. April 2019 wurde Assange von der britischen Polizei festgenommen und am 1. Mai 2019 zu 50-wöchiger Haft verurteilt. 

Die USA haben Großbritannien um Auslieferung von Assange ersucht. Die US-Anklageschrift vom 23. Mai 2019, die siebzehn Punkte umfasst, sieht theoretisch eine maximale Haftstrafe von 175 Jahren vor.

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The Campaign Against HCQ—Part II – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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29-05-20 04:08:00,

The Campaign Against HCQ—Part II

Paul Craig Roberts

A few years ago the British medical journal, The Lancet, published a paper touting the safety of HCQ.  But this was before HCQ with zinc was found effective if used earlier enough against Covid-19.  Covid-19 turned HCQ’s effectiveness into a big problem for Big Pharma’s big profits.  

The solution was another study by medical professionals some of whom have ties to Big Pharma and none of whom, apparently, are involved in the treatment of Covid patients.  The study lumps together people in different stages of the disease and undergoing different treatments. It touts its large sample, but many of the patients in the sample received treatment too late after the virus had reached their heart and other vital organs.  Most likely the people who died from heart failure died as a result of the virus, not from HCQ.  

To be effective treatment has to stop the virus early. Waiting until the patient must be hospitalized has given the virus too much of a head start. Every doctor, and there are many, who reports success with the HCQ treatment stresses early treatment.  President Trump used a two-week treatment with HCQ as a prophylactic as he was constantly coming into contact with people who tested positive for the virus.  Many medical professionals who are treating Covid patients also use HCQ as a prophylactic.

The Lancet study was a rush job as it was essential for Big Pharma to prevent the spread of the HCQ treatment and awareness of its safety and effectiveness. The study’s authors completed the data collection around the middle of April and the study was published on May 22.  As soon as it appeared, it was used to close down the World Health Organization’s clinical  trial of hydoxychloroquine in coronavirus patients citing safety concerns. Most likely, the trial was aborted in order to  prevent an official agency from finding out that HCQ worked.

The media, of course, used the suspended trial to cast more doubt on Trump’s judgment for recommending and using the treatment, the implication being that Trump had put himself at more risk from a heart attack than from the virus itself. 

The Daily Mail,

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David Rockefeller’s Chilling 1991 Speech At A Bilderberg Meeting

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28-05-20 06:39:00,

  • The Facts:

    Numerous politicians and members of the elite, David Rockefeller included, have spoken out about their support for a one world government or a New World Order.

  • Reflect On:

    Do we truly know what these terms mean and the gravity of them? Are we aware of what is taking place already in our world and how it is enslaving large percentages of the population? What can we do to move beyond this situation?

With the passing of David Rockefeller, I started to reflect on his views of the world. Time and time again he pushed for a New World Order and a one world government, which would allow the elite and world bankers to hold complete control over the global population. This got me thinking: Do people even understand the gravity of the situation at hand, or what a one world government would mean?

What the New World Order Would Look Like

Throughout history, numerous politicians and members of the elite have spoken out about their support for a one world government or a New World Order, and the shadow government that’s pushing for it, but what do all of these terms mean?

The New World Order is the supposed goal of a handful of global elitists who are pushing for a one world government and a heightened national security state. This group, often referred to as the cabal, has been using foreign threats to heighten security, strip us of our rights, and invade other countries. The entire world is practically covered with U.S. military bases, with the exception of Russia and a few other countries.

Related CE Podcast: How Conspiracies & Spirituality Are Intimately Connected

Those pushing for the New World Order are the same members of the elite class who control the U.S. government, otherwise referred to as the “shadow government.” Numerous politicians have publicly discussed the people who secretly control the U.S. political system, creating laws and bending them.

John F. Hylan, former Mayor of New York City, explained:

The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation . . .  The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes.

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NSA’s Social Network Mapping is More Vast, Omnipresent, & Horrifying Than Snowden Revealed

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28-05-20 06:25:00,

Authored by Jake Anderson via TheMindUnleashed.com,

Most people know by now about the surveillance abuses perpetrated by the NSA earlier this century, but a new book about Edward Snowden suggests that the metadata collection programs introduced to us through previous whistleblowers and disclosures are part of a “live, ever-updating social graph of the US” that is ongoing and far vaster than we previously imagined.

The revelations come from journalist Barton Gellman, who described the content of his new book Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State for Wired. The article, entitled “Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network,” catalogs Gellman’s attempts to reveal more details about the programs Snowden first disclosed to the world.

What he found shocked him and, he says, represents an ongoing existential threat to American citizens.

Gellman says that originally he wanted to understand more about the logistics of the NSA phone records. The Snowden archive hints at but does not explain the details of the agency’s project pipelines.

The main thoroughfare of data collection, Stellarwind, was a domestic surveillance program launched by Vice President Dick Cheney only weeks after 9/11. He mandated that all operatives and subordinates conceal the program from FISA Court judges and Congress, stamping it with the most covert of government classifications, ECI, “exceptionally controlled information.”

Stellarwind facilitated Mainway, the NSA’s prized social network mapping tool which conscripted telephone data companies like AT&T and Verizon into secretive–and financially lucrative–data collection contracts negotiated by Special Source Operations.

But even this was just the tip of the iceberg.

The Mainway program codified two important but (until now) obfuscated surveillance and data mining objectives: contact chaining and precomputation.

Contact Chaining

While the NSA long maintained that their surveillance programs merely stored untraced metadata that could help investigate the activities of known terrorist operatives, we now know that the agency was actively leveraging and exploiting the data to build an almost mind-bogglingly complex, next-generation social graph. As described by Gellman, this tool combined the concepts of “six degrees of separation” (or six degrees of Kevin Bacon,

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The Campaign Against Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Clearing the Way for A Big Pharma Vaccine – Global Research

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28-05-20 06:19:00,

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought out many disturbing features of our society. Misinformation, or perhaps more accurately, disinformation, abounds in the service of agendas ranging from those who interpret the virus as a useful ploy for the construction of a police state, to Big Pharma and its allies who are moving us toward mass vaccinations, to the narcissistic views of those who would sacrifice the elderly and ill rather than to be inconvenienced by being denied access to bars and beaches. 

Every aspect of the pandemic, including Trump’s own use of HCQ, is being used against the President of the United States.

Despite proof of reinfections, some bleat on and on about how the “lockdown” prevented “herd immunity” and made us less safe.  Others make the false claim that Sweden with no lockdown fared no worse than others. In fact Sweden’s economy was de facto locked down by the nonparticipation of Swedes who on their own used the same measures as in other countries, and Sweden still has a higher mortality rate, for which the government has apologized to the elderly. Still others dispute that the lockdown reduced the infection rate, while others claim any reduction in Covid deaths was offset by higher suicides caused by “lockdown depression.”  

To put these claims in perspective: two months ago the US had 100 known Covid cases; today the US has 1.5 million.  The difference is not accounted for by an increase in testing.  The US has 100,000 deaths blamed on the virus—twice the deaths of US soldiers in the long Vietnam war.  Some claim that the deaths were caused by preconditions, not by the virus—but the people didn’t die until they got the virus. Others point out that economic incentives cause an over-reporting of Covid deaths.  There is little doubt about that, but over-reporting does not account for 100,000 deaths. It remains to be seen whether the reopening will result in a jump in infections and deaths.

At a time when accurate information is essential, the waters are instead muddied by disinformation in the service of political, ideological, and profit agendas.  The irresponsibility of those putting their self-interests first is extraordinary.  It indicates that the social bond between people that made America a country has been dissolved by greed,

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Trump threatens to SHUT DOWN social media after spat with Twitter over mail-in voting criticism

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27-05-20 06:17:00,

The US president has threatened to heavily regulate, or even shut down, social media platforms that “silence conservative voices” after Twitter marked his posts with a fact-check notice implying they contained misinformation.

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservative voices,” Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that happen again.”

….happen again. Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020

He went on to again decry voting by mail-in ballots, claiming that the measure would result in “a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of ballots” if used on a large scale.

The broadside was apparently Trump’s way to continue an ongoing feud with Twitter. The platform drew the ire of the president this week by marking some of his earlier posts about mail-in ballots with a notice suggesting that readers click and get facts about the practice.

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Trump accuses Twitter of election meddling after it bows to outrage mob & ‘fact-checks’ his tweets about mail-in ballots

Twitter has been adding such notices to tweets flagged as possibly containing falsities, so their appearance on Trump’s posts was cheered by many of his opponents. Critics of the president have long been pressuring his social media platform of choice to oust him for this or that transgression for years.

Their efforts were reinvigorated recently, with a hoax accusation that Trump had murdered a non-existent intern named Carolyn Gombell. It was started as part payback and part pressure campaign in response to Trump suggesting that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough had played a part in the death of Lori Klausutis, who worked for him as an intern during his stint in the US Congress.

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Moscow DENIES US general’s claim of ‘Russian mercenary jets in Libya’. Is this AFRICOM’s new ‘worse than ISIS’ moment?

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27-05-20 06:09:00,

Reports of repainted Russian fighter jets being sent to bomb Libya have nothing to do with reality, Moscow said in response to the latest sensational claims by US Africa Command about alleged Russian involvement in the region.

The accusation that Russia sent combat aircraft to Libya “does not correspond to reality,” Andrey Krasov, first deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee, told Interfax on Tuesday.

“Russia’s position is well known: we are in favor of ending the bloodshed in Libya, we urge all parties to the conflict to refrain from using weapons and sit at the negotiating table,” Krasov added. 

Krasov was addressing the claims by AFRICOM earlier in the day, featuring a series of grainy photos of MiG and Sukhoi fighters and a claim by General Charles Townsend that they “watched as Russia flew fourth generation jet fighters to Libya – every step of the way.”

The AFRICOM press release that quoted Townsend, however, was far more cautious about the claim, saying instead that they “assessed” the planes were recently deployed to Libya in support of Wagner Group private military contractors, and are “likely” to provide close air support. Likewise, “it is assessed” that the planes came from Russia via Syria, where they were “repainted to camouflage their Russian origin.”

Townsend’s own follow-up to the “we watched” claim is likewise a qualification, as he says neither the Libyan National Army nor private companies “can arm, operate and sustain these fighters without state support – support they are getting from Russia.”

AFRICOM did not specify how allegedly repainting very distinctive planes would camouflage their origin, or offer any evidence for their assessments. 

Fathi Bashagha, a minister in the Tripoli-based government of national accord (GNA) – which is fighting the LNA for control of Libya – claimed last week in an interview with Bloomberg that “at least six MiG 29s and two Sukhoi Su-24s” arrived in Libya from the Khmeimim air base in Syria, where the Russian expeditionary force is based.

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Amid pandemic, Pentagon pushes ‘Russia more dangerous than ISIS’ fear porn – and not for the first time

Last month,

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USA plan: militarized control of population, by Manlio Dinucci

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26-05-20 12:43:00,

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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, that is large companies that manufacture drugs and medical equipment.

According to the Plan, the “Pandemic Control Council” is also authorized to create a “Pandemic Response Corps”: a special force (not surprisingly called “Corps” like the Marine Corps) with a staff of 100 to 300 thousand components.

They would be recruited among Peace Corps and Americorps volunteers (officially created by the US government to “help developing countries”) and among National Guard military personnel. The members of the “Pandemic Response Corps” would receive an average gross wage of $40,000 per year, a State expenditure of $4-12 billion a year is expected for it.

The “pandemic response body” would above all have the task of controlling the population with military-like techniques,

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Fact Check: Is The United Nations New World Order Website Real? – Activist Post

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26-05-20 07:57:00,

By Spiro Skouras

Recently, a website addressed UNNWO.org has been making the rounds online. UNNWO stands for United Nations New World Order and the website has become the center of a debate questioning the site’s legitimacy. Is the site real? Or fake?

The UNNWO website’s “About” section reads:

The United Nations New World Order Project is a global, high-level initiative founded in 2008 to advance a new economic paradigm, a new political order, and more broadly, a new world order for humankind, which achieves the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030, and the happiness, well-being, and freedom of all life on Earth by 2050.

In this report we examine if the site is real and legitimate, and if the site has any connections to the United Nations.

United Nations NWO website
https://unnwo.org

UnidoHappiness.org

United Nations NWO (UNNWO) Launches COVID 19 Coronavirus Focused International Day of Happiness 2020 Campaign Theme HAPPINESS FOR ALL TOGETHER
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/united-nations-nwo-unnwo-launches-covid-19-coronavirus-focused-international-day-of-happiness-2020-campaign-theme-happiness-for-all-together-301026735.html

United Nations NWO (UNNWO) Launches COVID 19 Coronavirus Focused International Day of Happiness 2020 Campaign Theme HAPPINESS FOR ALL TOGETHER
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-nations-nwo-unnwo-launches-110000578.html

UN NWO Registration
https://whois.net

UnidoHappiness Registration
https://whois.net

UN Happiness Resolutions
https://illienglobal.com/happiness/resolutions/

United Nations New Economic Paradigm Calls On All People & All Nations To Adopt “Happytalism” Over Capitalism On Occasion Of 49th Earth Day.
https://apnews.com/Globe%20Newswire/ca4398ed4be0a7f10c1c2d79c3e89241

New US$ 750 million pledge by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Global Fund is timely and will save lives
https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2012/january/20120126psgates

Gates Foundation to Invest $5 Billion in Africa Over Five Years
https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/gates-foundation-to-invest-5-billion-in-africa-over-five-years

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New Rockefeller COVID-19 Action Plan &

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Mapped: The State Of Facial Recognition Around The World

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26-05-20 07:55:00,

From public CCTV cameras to biometric identification systems in airports, facial recognition technology is now common in a growing number of places around the world.

In its most benign form, facial recognition technology is a convenient way to unlock your smartphone. However, as Visual Capitalist’s Iman Ghosh notes, at the state level, facial recognition is a key component of mass surveillance, and it already touches half the global population on a regular basis.

Today’s visualizations from SurfShark classify 194 countries and regions based on the extent of surveillance.

Click here to explore the full research methodology.

Let’s dive into the ways facial recognition technology is used across every region.

North America, Central America, and Caribbean

In the U.S., a 2016 study showed that already half of American adults were captured in some kind of facial recognition network. More recently, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its “Biometric Exit” plan, which aims to use facial recognition technology on nearly all air travel passengers by 2023, to identify compliance with visa status.

Perhaps surprisingly, 59% of Americans are actually in favor of implementing facial recognition technology, considering it acceptable for use in law enforcement according to a Pew Research survey. Yet, some cities such as San Francisco have pushed to ban surveillance, citing a stand against its potential abuse by the government.

Facial recognition technology can potentially come in handy after a natural disaster. After Hurricane Dorian hit in late summer of 2019, the Bahamas launched a blockchain-based missing persons database “FindMeBahamas” to identify thousands of displaced people.

South America

The majority of facial recognition technology in South America is aimed at cracking down on crime. In fact, it worked in Brazil to capture Interpol’s second-most wanted criminal.

Home to over 209 million, Brazil soon plans to create a biometric database of its citizens. However, some are nervous that this could also serve as a means to prevent dissent against the current political order.

Europe

Belgium and Luxembourg are two of only three governments in the world to officially oppose the use of facial recognition technology.

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Employee Health Screening Apps Are Coming – Proceed With Caution

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26-05-20 07:39:00,

Submitted by Craig Gottwals, Esq., via Benefit Revolution

COVID-19 and the resultant business and economic freeze may very well prove to be the largest global event occurring in any of our lifetimes.  The loss of lives, livelihoods, businesses and long term effects on mental health and culture are far from complete, yet already devastating.  Now, employers grapple with the most significant decision they are likely to ever make: when to come back to work and how.

Many employers will be lured into the siren song of safety above all else and succumb to a balancing act that tips heavily in favor of control and surveillance over individual liberty.  I fully understand the impetus.  Employers find themselves in a tricky Catch-22.  They must do that which is reasonable to protect the health and safety of their workers without trampling on employee privacy, health or liberty. 

As the attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP point out, “[e]mployers looking to introduce these apps may point to their duty under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) to furnish to workers ‘employment and a place of employment, which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.’”  But as Americans, we have far more individual liberty protection than people in the Asian countries that are months ahead of us and have already implemented sever state, local and employer controls.  For example, “China has already introduced virtual health checks, contact tracing and digital QR codes to limit the movement of people. Antibody test results could easily be integrated into this system.”

Beyond any employer’s legal analysis (which is undoubtedly important) the cultural differences in the United States should oblige employers to proceed with more than a modicum of caution.  We have a vast network of federal, state, local and employment laws and regulations protecting our individual liberties.  What’s more is that inherent and deep love for liberty embedded in our Constitution and our core as a people.  American was founded on the concept that liberty outweighs security.  As Benjamin Franklin wrote famously in the Pennsylvania Assembly’s 1755 reply to the Governor

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety,

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Two Fictions of Mainstream Economics. 45 Million US Workers Unemployed – Global Research

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26-05-20 06:33:00,

Mainstream economics consistently fails to predict the future. I’m talking about those ‘schools’ of mis-thought, ranging from Paul Krugman on the ‘left’ to Glenn Hubbard and other apologists of business and neoliberalism on the ‘right’.

One of the favorite myths they perpetrate is that ‘wages are sticky downwards’. That means that in conditions of recession or worse, because workers won’t accept lower wages the recession tends to continue. If only workers would allow wage reductions it would mean business would have more disposable income (from wage cost savings) on hand. Business would then reinvest the extra income. Investment would rise. Workers would be rehired. Wage income would then recover and the economy would grow from more investment and consumption.

This fiction has ruled for more than a century. The economist John Maynard Keynes debunked it in the 1930s. But it was retained by the mainstream economics profession nonetheless, even to this day. Just read most of the entry college level textbooks. It’s still there. Along with at least a dozen other false propositions (like free trade benefits all; inflation is caused by too much money chasing too few goods; income inequality is due to workers not educating themselves and making themselves more productive; business tax cuts create jobs–and a host of other nonsense statements with no support in reality.

The notion that ‘wages are sticky downward’ is a clever way to argue that workers are responsible for the lack of a quick recovery from a recession. If they only would reduce their wages it would all be ok in a short while.

But take a look what’s going on right now. As of late May 2020 at least 45 million American workers are unemployed. In just two months they have lost $1.3 trillion in income. More than $1 trillion due to unemployed. Another $260B due to shorter hours of work. That’s a wage reduction of -$1.3 trillion! As in all recessions, workers do experience severe wage reduction–in joblessness (no wages), shorter hours of work, cuts and loss of benefits, lower pension contributions by employers, wage theft, etc. etc. So wages do fall, and are falling today faster and deeper than ever. And is business and investors spending and investing given the wage reductions?

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The Elite’s COVID-19 Coup: Fighting for Our Humanity, Our Liberty and Our Future – Global Research

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26-05-20 06:21:00,

We are being utterly transformed. And the world is being utterly transformed around us.

Ostensibly, this is to tackle a simple virus. In reality, it is to achieve an elite design at staggering cost to humanity and to life generally.

If you have not been carefully following what is taking place, let me highlight some recent developments and what we can do about them.

On 26 March 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) granted Microsoft a world patent. Titled ‘1. WO2020060606 – Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data’, this patent gives Microsoft (that is, Bill Gates) extraordinary power over our lives.

As Professor Vandana Shiva evocatively explains in her latest article, ‘My Earth Journey in defence of Biodiversity, Life and Freedom over 5 decades’, this development is ‘robbing us of our deep humanity’:

The patent is dramatically changing the meaning of being human.

Firstly, it is redefining us as ‘mines’ for data – robbing us of our autonomy, our sovereignty, and control over our bodies and minds….  And just being connected through their ‘server’ is giving consent….

Secondly, it is erasing our humanity – as sovereign, living beings, spiritual, conscious, intelligent beings, making our decisions and choices with wisdom and ethical values about the impacts of our actions on the natural and social world of which we are a part; and to which we are inextricably related. We are being reduced to being ‘users’ of tasks assigned to us by the extractive digital mega machine. A ‘user’ is a consumer without choice in the digital empire. Human creativity and consciousness disappear in the world imagined in #patent060606.

Thirdly, the patent is redefining human values, and the value of being human. Human values include ethical, ecological, spiritual values….

Patent 060606 is aimed at robbing us of our deep humanity. We are being transformed from self organised, conscious, creative, autopoetic beings, into external input “users” whose value will be assigned in cryptocurrency through algorithms, by the very machine that gave us the task in the first place.

But it is not just our humanity that is at stake, horrific though this may be.

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