Deep Dive: BC Canada to Require Parents To Vaccinate Kids Despite History Of Adverse Effects


29-08-19 03:34:00,

By Aaron Kesel

The (BC) British Columbia province in Canada is starting a new forced vaccination schedule program for children, requiring parents to submit their child’s vaccination records if attending a public school. However, there are numerous issues with this since vaccines affect individuals differently and can have adverse side effects as will be documented in this article.

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix announced the Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation that took effect this summer, WL Tribune reported.

“This mandatory reporting of the immunization status of students will ensure the public health system is prepared in the event of an outbreak,” Dix said.

“Furthermore, with the up-to-date records, public health can reach out to families with children behind on their immunizations and provide an opportunity to catch them up, as well as discuss any concerns with parents.”

Earlier this year in April, the same province rolled out a “catch-up” immunization program, which so far has accounted for 95 percent of 566,000 students receiving two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

While BC’s Health Minister is attempting to prevent the spread of various viruses, adverse effects of vaccines can’t be overlooked.

Meanwhile in the U.S., President Trump at first took a much different approach appointing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as the head of a new Vaccine Safety Commission. Unfortunately, however, the U.S. President abandoned the plans to investigate the spurious link between childhood immunizations and autism in 2018, The Guardian reported.

Kennedy is a well-known frequent outspoken critic against vaccinations, specifically stating that thimerosal is a harmful additive within vaccines that is causing autism in children.

The argument is that MMR vaccines potentially cause autism. It’s worth noting that decades ago the Polio vaccine SV40 is documented on record by the CDC themselves (on a now deleted page) to have cost people their lives and caused cancer. However, you can confirm the web page existed by using’s time machine. Also there’s other evidence that SV40 has been detected in some human tumors.

So what is the probability that the MMR vaccine causes autism;

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The IDF is the world’s biggest Jewish organization — but should be for Israelis only | Opinion


29-08-19 03:03:00,




Allowing the Israeli army to be a draw for young foreign Jews is building the connection between Israel and the Diaspora on very problematic and narrow foundations

Ever asked yourselves what the largest Jewish organization in the world is? If you re Jewish, your first answer to that question will be another question: What do you consider a Jewish organization?

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    Humans or machines? Elon Musk & Jack Ma face off over future of AI


    29-08-19 01:17:00,

    One of the biggest challenges for human beings in the next two decades will be the lack of more human beings, according to Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

    The billionaire techpreneurs met on one stage at the World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in Shanghai on Thursday to debate the power of AI and the future of computers.

    Ma believes artificial intelligence poses no threat to humanity, claiming that compared to humans, computers are just a toy. The best resource in the world is the human brain, he says, explaining: “It’s impossible that humans could be controlled by machines. They’re machines that are invented by humans.”

    Musk disagreed with Ma, noting that computers are getting smarter than humans in more and more spheres and that the trend will continue. “We will be far, far surpassed in every single way. I guarantee it,” he said to Ma. He pointed to advances in chess and the Chinese board game of Go as evidence of progress in AI, saying “Your cell phone could crush the world champion of chess, literally.”

    Arguing his point, the Tesla and SpaceX founder said humans are capable of creating things that are superior to people. Humans are not the last step in evolution, Musk suggested, warning that people must be wary of thinking that they are smarter than they really are. “The most important mistake smart people make is that they think they’re smart. Computers are already smarter than people. We just keep moving the goalposts,” he said.

    Ma, who seemed at times to be bored or puzzled by Musk’s comments, as he frequently pulled pained expressions and raised eyebrows, disagreed with his opponent’s statements.

    “Computers may be clever, but human beings are much smarter,” Ma repeated. “We invented the computer – I’ve never seen a computer invent a human being.”

    According to the e-commerce giant founder, AI will open a new chapter so that humans will know themselves better. “Most of the projections about AI are wrong … people who are street-smart about AI are not scared by it.”

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    America’s Hidden Iatrogenic Epidemic of Drug and Vaccine-induced Disorders – Global Research


    29-08-19 01:16:00,

    “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” — John F. Kennedy 

    “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” –Sinclair Lewis

    “Medical journals have devolved into information-laundering operations for the pharmaceutical industry.” — Richard Horton, editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal

    “The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical (and vaccine) industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.”– Arnold Seymour Relman, MD Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine

    “The American Academy of Pediatrics (as do the CDC, the FDA and the AMA) derives a majority of its outside contributions – estimated at more than $25 million per year – from pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines. The pediatricians that the AAP represents derive the majority of their annual revenues from the administration of vaccines to their pediatric patients…The majority of studies that authorities point to as proof that vaccines do not cause autism have been published in a journal called Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As we know, the AAP is a trade union (and lobbying organization) for pediatricians.” – J.B. Handley 

    “Most physicians haven’t got a clue about vaccines. Physicians are undeservedly endowed with a mantle of authority and therefore most of their patients think vaccines are simple, safe and effective. And therefore there is nothing much to know about vaccines except that they somehow illicit an immune response and magical antibodies will protect the inoculated patient for life. Total ignorance. But that’s what ‘The Snake’ tells physicians starting in medical school; and, since medical school professors are also undeservedly endowed with a mantle of authority, both those healthcare professional groups believed it from the start.” – Anonymous (parent of a vaccine-injured child)

    “After years of propagandizing the American public in violation of the law,

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    Former Vaccine Industry Insiders Warn Against Vaccines – Vaxxter


    29-08-19 12:16:00,

    By Paul Louis

    It’s always gratifying when Big Pharma insiders leave their employers and confirm what we already know as true, and sometimes, they give up even more truth than we bargained for.

    What keeps pharmaceutical insiders from becoming whistleblowers is the very real fear of losing a prestigious and lucrative career.  Another real deterrent is the pharmaceutical industry’s propensity to use their resources for stealth retaliation against credible truth-tellers.

    The vaccine industry’s control over mainstream media content, with its nearly endless advertising budget, along with the largest congressional lobbying expenditures of all industries, is how Big Pharma maintains power over what we see about drugs and vaccines and over how Congress votes.

    Today, we’ll feature four vaccine industry insiders who followed their conscience. They broke out to warn us of the vaccine industry lies and dangers.

    Whistle Blower #1: Brandy Vaughn stands against Merck

    Brandy Vaughn, a former Merck sales rep, walked away from her position when she realized Merck had covered up known adverse cardiac side effects from Vioxx, an NSAID prescribed for many types of chronic pain.

    Bottom line: Vioxx caused many thousands of heart attacks and deaths. Read the complete Vioxx story

    Vaughn then became an outspoken critic of Merck’s vaccines and the vaccine industry in general. She became an activist, exposing the vaccine industry’s lobbying efforts to legislate childhood vaccination mandates in California.

    Vaccine mandates became law when California legislators passed SB 277 and Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law in 2015. SB277 eliminated Californian’s right to the long philosphical exemption, prohibiting children from attending public and private schools unless they were fully vaccinated or had a medical reason to refuse. Currently, SB276 is winding its way through California’s legislative process, attempting to also remove nearly all medical reasons for refusing vaccination.

    It was uncovered as far back as 2009 that Merck had created a list of doctors’ names and intended to “neutralize,” or “discredit” them for speaking out against Vioxx. Going after Ms. Vaughn was just another way to intimidate critics into silence. Vaughn has reported that similar tactics were used against her in an attempt to frighten her into silence.

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    Jeffrey Zwi Epstein Migdal


    29-08-19 10:53:00,

    The story of Jeffrey Epstein has lost its mystery as more and more commentators allow themselves to express the thought that it is a strong possibility that Epstein was connected to a crime syndicate affiliated with a Zionist political organisation or Israel and/or at least a few compromised intelligence agencies. Whitney Web and others have produced superb studies of possible scenarios, I would instead like to attack the topic from a cultural perspective. Epstein wasn’t the first Jewish sex trafficker. This seems like a good time to look back at Zwi Migdal, a Jewish global crime syndicate that operated a century ago and trafficked thousands of Jewish women and under age girls as sex slaves.

    During the first three decades of the 20th century Argentina was a rich country. It outgrew Canada and Australia in population, total income, and per capita income. Just before the first world war Argentina was the world’s 10th wealthiest state per capita. When Argentina was a rich country, large parts of its economy, culture and politics were controlled by crime syndicates and particularly a Jewish organised crime apparatus named ‘Zwi Migdal.’

    In 2009 The International Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCACA) published a comprehensive article about the Zwi Migdal titled Understanding the Zwi Migdal Society which I am about to quote from extensively.

    The Zwi Migdal, was an association of Jewish mobsters who were involved in the “sexual exploitation of Jewish women and children, which operated globally.” Apparently the Zwi Migdal originally picked a pretty innocent sounding name: “Warsaw Jewish Mutual Aid Society.” It does indeed sound almost as innocent, humane and charitable as ‘Anti Defamation League,’ ‘Jews against Breast Cancer,’ or even ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ but the Warsaw Jewish Mutual Aid Society wasn’t innocent at all. It forced thousands of women and girls to become sex slaves and destroyed their lives.

    On May 7, 1906, the Jewish syndicate had to change its title after the Polish ambassador to Argentina filed an official complaint to the Argentine authorities regarding the use of the name ‘Warsaw.’ Clearly, the Polish government did not want to be associated with a Jewish crime syndicate. In that line, it would be appropriate to ask how long is it going to take before the American government and its politicians insist that AIPAC drop its first ‘A’ or before The Neocon Project of the New American Century are ordered to drop American from their title.

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    The doctor fighting poverty by prescribing money – Positive News


    29-08-19 09:19:00,

    Where some doctors see only heart disease or depression, Canadian GP Gary Bloch also sees poverty and homelessness. He realised that his patients’ health was unlikely to improve until one particular issue that plagued them was addressed – money

    Gary Bloch, a family doctor working in Canada, has an unusual way of treating his patients. He looks beyond health and wellbeing to prescribe something he believes can be more powerful than medication: money.

    Individual factors – such as encouraging a smoker to give up – are important on one level, he came to realise, but what about the fundamental, systematic causes of poor health, such as poverty, inequality, marginalisation or racism?

    Though it’s nice to imagine Bloch dishing out banknotes left, right and centre, this isn’t exactly about putting hard cash into his patients’ hands. Instead he helps to boost their income, by encouraging them to apply for welfare support.

    “As frontline providers, we can do things to improve people’s income, for example encouraging them to file their taxes,” explains Bloch. “Many low-income people don’t, maybe because their life is full of stress, but it can be a gateway to a range of income benefit programmes. Some patients dramatically increase their income as a result.”

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    He shares the story of Jason (not his real name), a patient in his late 50s who had been sleeping rough for more than 20 years and suffered from multiple health issues. “He was run down physically and mentally and suspicious of the healthcare system. He’d reached rock bottom and wasn’t accessing any social benefits when he saw me.

    “We helped him access income support and disability support, which gave him a steady income, and then we looked for housing for him and found him an apartment. He had been completely alienated from family and we managed to reunite him with his sister and father and develop a sense of network and community.”

    Five years later and Jason is a changed man,

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    Worship the Stock Market, Wage Slave! – #PropagandaWatch


    29-08-19 07:51:00,


    The stock market is an all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful diviner’s tool. It tells us why the world is the way it is, where we can expect it to go in the future, and even what people (and entire nations) are thinking. It is, in fact, God . . . or so the propagandists would have you believe. Find out the real skinny on the phony baloney stock market in this week’s edition of #PropagandaWatch.

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    Amazon ‘smart’ doorbell company partnered with 400+ police departments to surveil your neighborhood


    29-08-19 07:39:00,

    Over 400 US police forces have access to the video footage generated by Amazon’s “smart” Ring doorbells, creating an unprecedented – and largely unaccountable – surveillance network outside existing legal structures.

    Video-sharing partnerships allow law enforcement to automatically request video from Ring owners within a designated timeframe and area, giving them access to millions of cameras that police claim have proved invaluable for investigations. Officers are not supposed to receive access to live-streaming video, and users can deny the footage requests – which come in the form of emails thanking them for “making your neighborhood a safer place” –but they don’t always have the option of saying “no.

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    By installing the “smart” doorbells, Ring users consent to the company supplying video to “law enforcement authorities, government officials, and/or third parties” in response to a “legal process or reasonable government request,” according to the terms of service. The company can also preserve footage the user deletes. Confronted with uncooperative residents, police can go directly to Amazon to obtain the footage, as long as they present a “valid and binding legal demand.” 

    Ring users have access to a social network called Neighbors, allowing area residents to swap footage from their doorbells and discuss suspicious goings-on in the neighborhood – another invaluable resource for law enforcement.

    Emails reviewed by Motherboard show several New Jersey police departments coaching their officers on how to cajole surveillance footage out of Ring users without a search warrant – “increasing the opt-in rate,” as one representative called it. Surveilled individuals don’t have the option of opting out. If they walk by a camera, 400 police forces are potentially going to know about it, and if someone on the network deems them suspicious, they may find police attention follows them out of that neighborhood.

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    Amazon’s surveillance network has the advantage of operating in the private sector,

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    The Power to Oversee the Education System, A Historical Timeline from the Prussian Empire to the Rockefeller Dynasty – Global Research


    29-08-19 07:38:00,

    Throughout history, the idea of those in power to oversee the education system started in the 16th Century. The history is complex and is rarely mentioned.

    The formation of the American public education system began in the Kingdom of Prussia around 1525, a former Kingdom in north-central Germany with an extension of lands that crossed between the Baltic and Northern seas. It encompassed Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, France, and Switzerland to the south. It also touched upon the Russian border to the west and on the Austria-Hungary border to the east. During the time of the Titanic knights in the 13th Century, Christianity was established. The Teutonic Knights were a German militaristic-religious order based in Jerusalem, Palestine who had conquered the ‘Old Prussians’ and brought both German and Dutch settlers into their realm. Many ‘Old Prussians’ were killed, exiled or had to assimilate. In the beginning of the 14th Century, opposition to the Teutonic Knights gained momentum among the Prussians and overthrew the order with Polish and Lithuanian forces which led to the Thirteen Years War. It ended with the Prussians, Lithuanians and the Poles as the victors in the war leading to the ‘Second Peace of Thorn Agreement’ a peace treaty that was signed in 1466 between both sides. The Order agreed on the rights of the Polish Crown for Prussia’s western half called Royal Prussia in return the Knights accepted Eastern Prussia, later called Duchy of Prussia until 1525, as a territory under the Polish crown. Western Prussia was then administered under the Polish crown in accordance to the agreement.

    Prussia became one of the most powerful states, although political conditions of that time became perplexed as those in power sought what can complement their special interests. Gordon A. Craig’s ‘The Politics of the Prussian Army 1640-1945′ said

    “that they were maintained and that the disparate fragments of territory were forged, not only into a viable political union, but into one which was recognized as a Great European Power, was the result of two things: the political will and the sagacity of the Hohenzollern rulers after 1640 and the effectiveness of the Army which they created.” [1]

    One of the last Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights,

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    New Lip-Reading CCTV Will Have People “Cupping Hands Over Their Mouths” In Public


    29-08-19 07:33:00,

    While UK citizens are no strangers to having their every move in public captured by the country’s extensive network of CCTV cameras, new lip-reading technology will leave people “cupping their hands over their mouths” just to old a conversation in the street, according to the government’s surveillance watchdog, Tony Porter. 

    Surveillance watchdog Tony Porter

    Among the new technologies Mr Porter expressed concern about were lip-syncing programs that can decipher what people are saying at distance as well as gait-analysis software, which can identify an individual just by the manner of their walk. –The Telegraph

    “The capability to run lip-sync technology to determine what people are saying would have a very suppressive effect. It would change the nature of our society,” Porter told the Evening Standard. “People wouldn’t feel they could have a conversation outside. We increasingly see the football manager cupping his hand over his mouth to give instructions for fear of being exposed.” 

    “Just extrapolate that by millions and what it would mean if people knew there was a capability of walking down the town and your lips moving could be picked up and extrapolated into a conversation,” he added. 

    Porter’s comments follow the launch of an official investigation into the use of facial recognition technology by the Metropolitan Police by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham – who says her office is “deeply concerned” about the software. 

    Earlier this month, the civil liberties group Big Brother Watch also warned it had uncovered an “epidemic” of facial recognition technology being used around shopping centres, museums and conference venues in the UK.

    The pressure group said it had found that millions of people were now having their facial features unknowingly scanned and stored in data bases.

    Mr Porter conceded that such technologies could become an important tool for law enforcement.

    However, he added: “It’s important to protect a free and open society and at the moment we are at risk of ceding that to the impact of technology.

    “It’s the 70th year since George Orwell released 1984 and it’s relevant to say we’ve got to listen to those warnings and say we don’t want that society and what do we do about it,”

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    The mistake of strategic voters make


    29-08-19 07:23:00,




    The banquet will soon resume, and, in the best tradition, this time too it will take place far above the crowd, oblivious to and mocking its needs. The Likud has been preparing for this banquet for a long…

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      In America Emotion Rules Reason –


      28-08-19 01:55:00,

      In America Emotion Rules Reason

      Paul Craig Roberts

      For many years I have observed and commented from time to time on the rise in American narcissism and decline in cognitive ability. American narcissism has an emotional coloration. Utterly ignorant Americans have no problem believing that they know more than experts they belittle, demonstrating all the while that they have no understanding of what the expert has written.

      Emotional responses are gradually crowding out fact and evidence based reason. Truth is losing its connection to objectivity and is becoming agenda based. If it serves the agenda, and agendas are increasingly emotion based, it is truth. Many can no longer comprehend the content of what they read. Words become like a bullfighter’s red cape. They set off emotions, not thought. Depending on how people have been programmed by their education, indoctrination, and value inculcation, they have emotive responses. One consequence is that discussion is replaced by denunciation.

      Yet even I was stunned by the instantaneous universal demonization of Trump and the American people who elected him as “racist white supremacists” by the entirety of the US media, Democratic Party, and American liberal/progressive left. The catalyst for this launching of hate speech against the American white population was a mass shooting in El Paso. As the shooter had shot immigrants, Trump and those who elected him, were blamed because Trump’s attempt to control US borders in accordance with US law, which is his duty, alledgely inspired the shooter even though the shooter stated in his explanation that Trump had nothing to do with it.

      I was struck by how primed were those who control explanations to lay the blame on Trump and the American electorate for a shooting incident. It reminded me of how primed Germans were in the 1930s by Jewish financial and economic control, real or alleged, to Nationalist Socialists’ attacks on Jews. A long period of demonization of Jews ended in massacres.

      It made me wonder what the future of white Americans and Europeans would be in the long run if they are continually demonized as they shrink as a percentage of the population. If people are so powerless that they lose their countries, how do they retain their lives?

      It also made me wonder how it could be that it was white people who were accused of hating non-white people when the most violet expressions of hate were against white people.

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      YouTube Says It’s “More Important Than Ever” to Be An Open Platform — 1 Day After Massive Banning Spree


      28-08-19 08:09:00,

      By Chris Menahan

      CEO Susan Wojcicki said Tuesday that it’s “more important than ever” for YouTube to remain an “open platform” just one day after going on a massive banning spree targeting right-wingers for so-called “hate speech.”

      YouTube CEO @SusanWojcicki says it’s “more important than ever” to let people upload anything they want.

      That means the video platform is okay with “content that is outside the mainstream, controversial, or even offensive.”

      — Vox (@voxdotcom) August 27, 2019

      Amazingly, this is not satire.

      From Vox, “YouTube’s CEO says it’s ‘more important than ever’ to let people upload anything they want”:

      Can the world’s largest video company continue to let its 2 billion users upload anything they want, whenever they want?

      Yes, says the woman who runs that company: In a letter addressed to creators on YouTube, CEO Susan Wojcicki says the platform is committed to remaining open because she thinks the upside of that approach very much outweighs the downside.

      This isn’t a new idea, and it’s one that Wojcicki, along with people who run other giant tech platforms, say in private all the time. But Wojcicki is saying it again, today, as critics are increasingly questioning if it’s a philosophy that works for tech companies at a global scale. […]

      “I believe preserving an open platform is more important than ever,” Wojcicki writes in a quarterly note aimed at YouTube’s most ardent users, who upload videos onto the site for fun and profit. While that note is usually dedicated to celebrating YouTube’s wide swath of creators, this one spends most of its time defending the idea that YouTube will continue to keep its doors open to anyone who wants to post just about anything on the site.

      We’re reaching levels of propaganda never before thought possible.

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      The Amazon Fires and the Dawn of Environmental Interventions – Global Research


      28-08-19 07:51:00,

      So-called “environmental interventions” might become commonplace as global powers seek excuses to intervene in the domestic affairs of sovereign states in order to seize control of their natural resources.

      The entire world has watched in horror over the past week as the Amazon rainforest burns worse than it’s ever done before, or at least that’s the narrative that the Mainstream Media wants the global audience to believe. The storyline is that ranchers have been emboldened by Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s rhetoric about developing the rainforest region and therefore decided to set more fires than ever in order to clear as much land as possible for future cattle ranching and settlement. It’s true that the country’s leader might have inspired some rogue ranchers, who he belatedly decided to blame after first suggesting that left-wing environmental groups were responsible, but that doesn’t explain the media firestorm that’s since commenced and the manipulation of international perceptions in favor of what can only be described as an “environmental intervention” by a select group of global powers.

      It’s factually false to assert that these latest fires are unprecedented, as proven by the investigative reporting that Off Guardia’s Catte Black carried out, and Bolsonaro already called out French President Macron for jumping on the bandwagon and misleadingly sharing older photos purporting to be of the most recent fires just like a host of celebrities have done as well. The French leader has taken the lead in trying to assemble international support for putting out this blaze, though he and the rest of his ilk are silent about the much worse fires presently raging all across the Southern African country of Angola right now, strongly suggesting that there are ulterior motives behind their laser-focused interest in the resource-rich Amazon. Macron has already politically instrumentalized the crisis to blackmail Brazil by threatening to block a long-negotiated EU-Mercosur trade deal because of it, showing that he’s not afraid to exploit these fires for his own purposes.

      Unwittingly, the possible collapse of EU-Mercosur trade talks would only help the US since it would make it much easier for Trump to clinch a similar pact with the bloc as part of his “Fortress America” vision of reestablishing the US’ hemispheric hegemony if it’s not institutionally tied to the EU.

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      Communication – the only issue of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, by Thierry Meyssan


      27-08-19 08:45:00,

      The G7,which was originally a meeting-place for the Western leaders to better understand their respective points of view, has now become a communication platform. Far from sharing their opinions in private, the guests have become actors in a media show in which each of them tries to deliver a convincing performance. The worst moment of this G7 was the surprise concocted by Emmanuel Macron for the journalists, and against his US guest.

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      A club, not a decision-making organisation

      At the moment of its creation in 1976 by Valery Giscard d’Estaing and Helmut Schmidt, the G-6 was a group for informal discussion. The French President and the German Chancellor wanted to exchange with their counterparts in order to understand their thoughts in the context of the dollar crisis which occurred at the end of the Vietnam war. It was not intended for making decisions, but thinking about the future of the Western economy. The guests were the same as those who had been invited by the US Treasury a little earlier, for the same reason. However, on this occasion, the meeting did not unite the Ministries of Finance, but the heads of State or government, to which Italy was added. The following year, Canada was also invited.

      With the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the division of the world into two camps, the G-7 began to look at political questions, then associated Russia with these informal discussions. But when Moscow rose again and opposed NATO in Syria, and refused the coup d’etat in Ukraine, trust was broken, and the Western powers decided to meet together as before. This episode shut down any desire to admit the participation of China.

      The most recent G-7 meetings have produced a quantity of Declarations and Communiqués. This literature has formalised no decision, but has elaborated a common vocabulary which was all the more verbose since US internal policy was dominated by the « politically correct ». As always when one is unsure of having any counter-powers, the separation between reality and this discourse has grown increasingly.

      A deviation occurred in 2005 in the United Kingdom, when Prime Minister Tony Blair attracted everyone’s attention by assuring that the G8 which he was presiding intended to cancel the debt of the 18 poorest countries in Africa.

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      The Putin-Erdogan Summit Will Influence the Syrian End Game – Global Research


      27-08-19 11:28:00,

      Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to Moscow on 27 August will see him and his Russian counterpart hashing out the details of the Syrian end game.

      The kinetic (military) phase of the War on Syria is rapidly drawing to a close and being replaced by a potentially much more complex non-kinetic (political) phase of the conflict as evidenced by recent events pertaining to the the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) anti-terrorist operation in Idlib and the upcoming plans to finally form a long-awaited constitutional committee for reforming the country’s founding document. All of these developments concern core interests of Turkey and Russia, especially since the SAA’s liberation offensive succeeded in encircling a Turkish military outpost, so it’s understandable why President Erdogan is rushing to Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart to hash out the details of the Syrian end game.

      There has been speculation swirling in the media that the Idlib operation was born out of a secret Russian-Turkish pact whereby Ankara would allow the SAA to liberate part or possibly even all of Idlib in exchange for Moscow agreeing to allow Turkish forces to establish a so-called buffer zone in the northeastern Kurdish-controlled part of the country in coordination with the US. It’s certainly conceivable that something of the sort is in effect owing to the rapid gains that the SAA made, which would have been much more difficult to achieve had it not been for a political decision by the Turkish leadership to not directly resist their advances. After all, if it was this comparatively  “easy” all along, Idlib would have been liberated long ago.

      This suggests that some kind of agreement was probably reached with Russia behind closed doors, but also that the SAA might have even gone a bit further than either of them expected after it encircled the Turkish military outpost, something that maybe even Moscow was surprised to see happen. It should be stated that while Russia and Syria are close military partners, the former doesn’t “control” the latter, and palpable disagreements have arisen between them from time to time. The Turkish military outpost in Idlib was established as part of the Astana peace process’ so-called “de-escalation zones”, which Damascus officially said that it supported at the time (irrespective of whether this was a sincere statement or done under duress).

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      Deep Fakes: The CIA’s Mission Accomplished


      27-08-19 09:35:00,


      Ex-CIA Director William Casey infamously observed that the agency will know its disinformation campaign is complete when everything the public believes is false. Well, rest easy, Bill! Now with deep fake technology the dream of everything being fake is finally here!

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      Does Israel Interfere in American Elections?


      27-08-19 07:29:00,

      Does anyone remember what the Mueller investigation was all about? It was to determine whether the team surrounding candidate and then president-elect Donald Trump had colluded with a foreign power, presumed to be Russia. It did not discover any such collaboration to get Trump elected president, but it did discover a foreign nation that had directly intervened with key players surrounding president-elect Trump to get them to do it a favor. That country was Israel, but somehow the media never quite managed to pull it all together even if leading public intellectual Noam Chomsky was able to, saying “…if you’re interested in foreign interference in our elections, whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and with enormous support. Israeli intervention in US elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians may have done, I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president’s policies…”

      This is how Jewish power works on behalf of the Jewish state. It is done right out in the open, at least if one knows where to look, and it operates by what the intelligence community would refer to as misdirection. That means that you never talk about Israel itself, except in a positive, laudatory fashion, you never mention Jewish power in America, and, finally, you have in reserve some fabricated threats that can be surfaced to dominate discussion and render Israel’s malign activity invisible.

      Currently, the Russian threat is the enemy du jour. Even though we now know that “Russiagate” never existed in any serious form, it continues to be hyped by both the Democratic Party and by the accommodating media as the over-the-horizon threat to American democracy. It is now being claimed, minus any real evidence, that the Kremlin has a plan to ruin the upcoming 2020 election by way of nationwide tampering with the voting machines and the electronic tallying procedures. Oddly enough, the states, where the voting actually takes place, have not noticed any attempted Russian interference. As the story goes, if the Russians are successful, no one will have any confidence in the results and the American republican experiment will collapse in ruins.

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      “Common Sense” Gun Laws are a Trojan Horse


      27-08-19 07:29:00,

      By Michael Maharrey

      Common sense gun control is a Trojan horse for ushering in the complete disarmament of the general population. So, says José Niño, a long-time gun-rights activist and political thinker from Venezuela. We discuss it on this episode of Tenther Talk.

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      José worked as a gun rights lobbyist in Washington D.C. and believes in a “no compromise” right to keep and bear arms. His experience and as a lobbyist and the fact that he’s from Venezuela gives him a unique perspective on the gun control debate. Ultimately, he thinks disarmament is the end-game for the gun control movement  – no matter what they tell you about “common-sense measures.”

      In this episode, of Tenther Talk, we talk about gun control, its history, how it played out in his home country, and the best way to stop it here. (Hint, José doesn’t think it’s by begging politicians in D.C. or suing in federal court.) He also explains how the right to self-defense evolved quite differently in English and Spanish law. Some of the things he says will undoubtedly surprise you. For instance, he thinks Republicans are just as dangerous to your right to keep and bear arms as the Democrats. We also touch on this notion that the system in Venezuela is “not real socialism.”

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      Also Read from Activist Post: HARPA: Trump Seeking New Agency to Use A.I. to Screen Mental Health for Gun Ownership?

      Michael Maharrey [send him email] is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center, where this article first appeared. He proudly resides in the original home of the Principles of ’98 – Kentucky. See his blog archive here and his article archive here. He is the author of the book, Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty.

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      New Jersey cops turn citizens’ phones into surveillance devices – for their own good, of course


      27-08-19 07:16:00,

      A New Jersey police department has unveiled technology that allows 911 operators to stream video from callers’ smartphones. Sounds like a good idea, at first – but where does the surveillance stop?

      Gloucester Township Police’s new 911eye emergency dispatch system lets emergency service operators see video live-streamed from a caller’s phone, giving first responders an idea of what they’re getting into before anyone is sent to the scene. For now, the caller has to activate the livestream with a link sent by the 911 dispatcher, which allows operators to use the phone’s camera and microphone. But this is the first step down a very slippery slope.

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      911eye, developed by Capita Secure Solutions and Services in conjunction with West Midlands Fire Service in the UK, represents a step toward frankly terrifying surveillance infrastructure that can turn any internet-capable device into a remote-activated surveillance tool. West Midlands Police were the first to embrace “pre-crime” technology in the UK, developing the National Data Analytics Solution to sniff out potential offenders and divert them with ostensibly therapeutic “interventions.”

      If the fact that it was developed by the people behind the real-life version of ‘Minority Report’ isn’t enough reason to give 911eye a wide berth, take a look at Carbyne911, one of its competitors. Funded by deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein through former Israeli PM Ehud Barak, Carbyne911 markets itself as the solution to mass shootings. The program – founded by current and former Israeli intelligence personnel, which isn’t at all worrisome given that this country spies on the US so extensively it scares Congress – lets emergency dispatchers commandeer the camera and microphone of any internet-capable device within a certain range of the person who made the call.

      Investors include Peter Thiel, whose company Palantir has been described as “using war on terror tools to track American citizens,” and its advisory board includes Patriot Act co-author Michael Chertoff, the former Department of Homeland Security chief. At least two US counties have reportedly adopted Carbyne911,

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      Will Central Banks Survive?


      27-08-19 07:13:00,

      Authored by Tuomas Malinen via,

      Almost all economists and the vast majority of the general population erroneously believe that central banks are, basically, indestructible. And most fail to appreciate that central banks are different from normal commercial banks in just two respects: their ability to earn seigniorage revenue, and to distort accounting rules.

      With the current level of liabilities central banks hold those may not be enough. We might be closing in the end of the central banking era.

      The income structure of a central bank

      Central banks earn seigniorage from the difference between the “printing” costs of the legal tender (monetary base) and its nominal value. In a simplified balance sheet of a central bank, money is visible in the liabilities-side, which also holds the government’s bank account (domestic liabilities) and the reserves of commercial banks and net worth. Net worth includes the capital of the central bank and valuation adjustments for changes in the foreign-exchange rate and investments. A central bank’s assets include securities, foreign-exchange reserves (net foreign assets) and loans (to commercial banks).

      Thus, when a central bank buys assets, such as government bonds, it simply either creates money directly or debits the reserves of commercial banks to maintain balance. In the programs of quantitative easing (“QE”, see Q-Review 1/2018), the latter option has been used. The central bank earns income in the form of interest from these holdings. If the liabilities contain required reserves and currency, the central bank has “zero-cost” financing. If the liabilities contain excess reserves and or domestic liabilities, the central bank will need to pay interest.

      Losses of a central bank

      The central bank can, naturally, also incur a loss. The value of foreign and domestic assets have a significant role in a central bank’s income stream. Usually, losses result from interest obligations, subsidy payments, multiple exchange-rate practices, “guarantee” schemes and unfavorable changes in net asset valuations. With the advent of  QE programs, central banks have made themselves vulnerable mostly to the latter (see the Figure).

      Figure. The balance sheets of the Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve and the People’s Bank of China in billions US dollars.

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      In 2019, Bombings And Explosions Up 45% In Sweden


      27-08-19 07:03:00,

      Authored by Jon Hall via,

      Compared to the same period from January to July in 2018, the occurrence of explosive incidents and bombings in Sweden sky-rocketed 45 percent this year. 

      Statistics revealed by authorities show that Sweden saw 120 explosive events, whereas that same number from 2018 was only 83. Different sources report different numbers for the entire length of 2018, however. According to paper Dagens Nyheter, 157 explosions took place across the country in 2018 while the Crime Prevention Council BRÅ reported 108 instances of destruction via explosion last year.

      The numbers differ but all of the organizations agree that 2019 has seen a rise in bombings.

      Criminologist Sven Granath detailed on the explosions, explaining:

      Yes, unfortunately, it has increased. Why we do not know, this may be due to the increase in gun violence at the national level. In individual locations, there may be one or more conflicts between criminal networks, but it is very difficult to know.

      “You can really only speculate. It may be stolen from a building site and sold, or maybe smuggled in,” Granath continued, noting that investigators never know for certain what materials were used in the explosions or what their origins were.

      According to police, the nature of explosions have shifted in recent years. At one point, hand grenades were more common in Swedish bombings but now dynamite, stolen from construction sites, has become the new norm.

      Experts claim that the explosions are likely linked to organized crime and could be increasing due to stricter regulations on firearms in Sweden.

      Sweden’s southern city of Malmö has been faced with a high number of explosion cases in the last several years with 58 cases in 2017, 45 last year, and 23 so far this year. Notably, the city saw three explosions in the span of just 24 hours earlier this year.

      It seems that authorities willingly bury their head in the sand regarding the similar correlation of an increase in migrants and refugees as bombings and explosions also rise.

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      Who Is Behind Blowing Up Ammunition Warehouses in Iraq? Iran Is the Target – Global Research


      26-08-19 10:22:00,

      An explosion occurred Tuesday at an ammunition storage warehouse used by Iraqi security forces operating under the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) close to the US air and military base in Balad, Salahuddin province, 64 km north of Baghdad. Over a week before, a warehouse at Camp-Sakr used by the Federal Police and PMF in Baghdad city blew up, causing casualties.

      The vice commander of the PMF Abu Mahdi al-Muhandes accused Israel of being behind the explosions, claiming “four Israeli drones were stationed at the US military base in Iraq, responsible for both explosions”. Israel Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu hinted at the responsibility of Israel for the attacks saying “Iran has no immunity anywhere… In Iran itself, in Lebanon, in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen.” Why is Iran the target and what could be the consequences?

      There is no doubt that the war between the “Axis of the Resistance” (i.e. Iraqi PMF, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Houthis in Yemen and Palestinians in Gaza) and the “US-Israel Axis” and their Middle Eastern allies (Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain) is at a new peak- since 2006 and the “large and serious failure” of Israel’s third war on Lebanon. Moreover, in 2003, when the US declared itself an occupation force in Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell visited Syria and delivered President Bashar al-Assad a warning to stop supporting Hezbollah and the Palestinian Hamas, paving the road for a “New Middle East”. Assad had the choice to join the “Axis of Resistance” or join the “US new World Order”. When Assad’s decision was made, the war started in Syria in earnest in 2011, to cut off the link with the “Axis of Resistance” and stop the flow of weapons to Lebanon (one of many reasons for the war in Syria). But again, the war failed to achieve its objectives and Damascus cemented its partnership with the “Axis of Resistance”.

      Iraq was next on the list of wars: the US watched ISIS, the “Islamic State” terror group, transferring its jihadists from Iraq into Syria and observed – without interfering for two months – how ISIS was occupying a third of Iraq in 2014.

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      The West Is Spinning the “Cultural Genocide” of Macedonians – Global Research


      26-08-19 10:21:00,

      What they could be doing, instead, is preventing the forced name and identity change on Macedonia and Macedonians. Yes, the one initiated by Greece, and executed by the West. You see, the US, EU and other Western countries have forcibly changed the Republic of Macedonia’s name to “North Macedonia”, changed the identity of Macedonians to “North Macedonian” and forced the revision of Macedonian history – including the rewriting of textbooks and curricula – all in the name of appeasing Greece. The history changes even have to be “approved” by Greece, a country that publicly celebrates the eradication of Macedonians. This is all per the Western-celebrated, anti-Macedonian “Prespa Agreement”.

      Macedonian schoolchildren will no longer be taught that Macedonian heroes are Macedonian. They will be told that they’re “Bulgarian”. They will be taught that ancient Macedonians were “Greek”. Both notions are tragically laughable. They are not permitted to be taught that all of Macedonia’s territory was partitioned in 1913 among Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and later, Albania and that each country executed campaigns of ethnic cleansing against the indigenous Macedonian populations. The name Macedonia was denied and brutally suppressed. Greece, in particular, outlawed the use of it and only recently began claiming that the Macedonian name belongs to them.

      But why? Greek leaders have admitted that the shocking propaganda switch was made to deny the mass persecution of the Macedonian minority within Greece’s territory. The idea is that if the oppressor owns the name of the oppressed, no oppression can possibly occur. And the West blindly follows along.

      So why is the West so interested in supporting Greece’s cultural genocide? Greece had vowed to continue vetoing Macedonia’s NATO membership until it changed its name. The West has chosen imperialism through NATO, and cultural genocide via Greece – all at the expense of an entire ethnicity – Macedonians.

      Watch this video (see below) of the annual Macedonian Ilinden festival in Ovcharani, Aegean Macedonia (the part of Macedonia annexed by Greece), where thousands of Macedonians gather every year to celebrate their Macedonian heritage and history. But, as per Article 7(2) of the illegal “Prespa Agreement”, these Macedonians are not permitted to exist as the terms “Macedonia” and “Macedonian” were handed to Greece. Macedonians have endured over a century of persecution by Greece,

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      Putin Doesn’t Hold Back! President Calls Out US For Constant Violation of All Arms Treaties! | The Vineyard of the Saker


      26-08-19 10:04:00,

      US was desperate, not only to have missiles and launchers on the ground in Eastern Europe, at the Black Sea, especially after losing Crimea and East Ukraine, but to put their short range nuked missiles in the Asia Pacific closer to China and Russia and North Korea. This was the strategic goal of breaking out of the INF treaty.

      Full Spectrum Global Domination is the quaint title of US Hegemony.

      They intend to threaten and coerce any sovereign nation to obey whatever the US demands.

      Russia, and soon China, will be reacting with missile launchers in Cuba and Venezuela.

      I also suspect that the Chinese will be accelerating a nuclear warhead development program to multiply the paltry sum of their stock of nukes. China has less than Israel or Pakistan, a mere 250 warheads.

      The world will be less secure, but that is how the unipolar Lord of Chaos wants it.

      Just realize that the flight time of these class of missiles to their targets is 3 minutes or less in some locations.

      Some men or women on duty, watching the radars and satellite feeds, will have seconds to determine if a full attack or an accidental launch is coming. Historically, accidental launches and electronic glitches have occurred.

      Even AI defense systems won’t have more time. The US is risking its own destruction by initiating this very dangerous phase of arms race. Considering the sorry state of US military professionalism (ships colliding on the open seas, friendly fire casualties a regular product of poor morale and training, drugs and alcohol accidents), the possibilities for disaster are endless.

      The Hegemon is capable of enormous crimes against humanity. Recall but one in Afghanistan when a AC-130 gunship (Puff the Magic Dragon from Nam days) circled for 45 minutes a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and blasted the building continuously killing men, women, patients and medical staff within the rooms, operating theaters, IC units, et al. They kept shooting for 45 minutes! And later claimed they didn’t know it was a hospital. These are the same criminals who blasted a Chinese embassy in Belgrade and claimed they didn’t know it was an embassy.

      Well, minutes after they didn’t know the missiles would actually reach Russian borders,

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      Bits und Bäume: Die Arbeitsbedingungen des Apple-Lieferanten Foxconn in China


      26-08-19 08:52:00,

      Jenny Chan ist Assistenzprofessorin an der Polytechnischen Universität Hongkong. Sie ist außerdem die Ko-Autorin des Buches „Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers“ (mit Mark Selden und Pun Ngai). Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Arbeitsmarktpolitik, Staatspolitik und soziale Bewegungen.

      Am 9. Januar 2017 feierte Apple den zehnten Geburtstag der Einführung des iPhones. Das iPhone X mit Kaufpreisen ab 999 US-Dollar wurde im November 2018 herausgebracht. Die allgegenwärtige Nutzung digitaler Technologie hat auf vielen Ebenen unseren Alltag neu definiert. Aber was bedeutet das für das Leben der Menschen, die diese Technologie herstellen?

      Von der Produktion bis zum Konsum, befasst sich dieser Beitrag mit der Herstellung von iPhones in China. Unter dem Aspekt sozialer Nachhaltigkeit fragt er nach dem notwendigen Schutz von Arbeitsrechten und -interessen im Kontext von lokalen Kämpfen und internationaler Solidarität. Wenn nicht anders vermerkt, stammen die Interviewpassagen des Textes direkt aus einer Undercoverrecherche der Autorin in den Fabriken von Apples Hauptlieferantenfirma Foxconn.

      Das iPhone: Designt in den USA, zusammengebaut in China

      Der Apple-Gründer Steve Jobs „wollte die Dinge perfekt haben“, schrieb Malcolm Gladwell im New Yorker, „und nahm sich Zeit herauszufinden, was perfekt war“. Heute sind ein vollendetes Design und eine einfache Bedienung die unverwechselbaren Kennzeichen der iPhones.

      Jony Ive, Apples Industriedesigner, erinnert sich an die Einführung des iPhones im Januar 2007: „Wir waren sehr nervös – wir waren besorgt, wie Menschen den Übergang schaffen würden von physischen Knöpfen, die sich bewegen, die Geräusche machten … zu einer Glasoberfläche, die sich nicht bewegt. [Aber] es ist unheimlich wichtig, dass man eigene Annahmen ständig hinterfragt.“

      Zehn Jahre nach der Einführung wurden eine Milliarde iPhones weltweit verkauft. Bereits 2010, nur drei Jahre nach Einführung des ersten iPhones, war die Foxconn Technology Group der weltgrößte Elektronikhersteller und der exklusive Hersteller von iPhones. Eigentümer ist der taiwanesische Milliardär Terry Gou.

      Foxconn hat weltweit Produktionsstätten: In Asien, Amerika und Europa, darunter sind mehr als 30 Megafabriken an Chinas Küste und im Landesinneren. 2010 gelang es Apple, außergewöhnliche 58,5 Prozent des Verkaufspreises des iPhones als Gewinn einzustreichen, ein beispielloser Erfolg in der weltweiten Fertigung. Besonders bemerkenswert ist, dass die Arbeitskosten in China den kleinsten Anteil ausmachten: nur 1,8 Prozent oder fast 10 US-Dollar bei einem Verkaufspreis von 549 US-Dollar.

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      Utility Company, AEP, Sues FCC Over Rules to Speed Up 5G and Fiber Installation


      26-08-19 08:24:00,

      By B.N. Frank

      Activist Post reports regularly about the many individuals and organizations who are opposed to the forced widespread installation of 5G technology.

      Utility companies are among them and they have warned the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that allowing more 5G spectrums for unlicensed and untested WiFi applications will interfere with their already problematic and combustible smart meters and grids

      Equally scary, the Telecom Industry has admitted they have no scientific evidence that 5G is even safe.

      AEP has now decided to sue the FCC about their rush to install 5G:

      From Cord Cutters News:

      Recently the FCC announced new rules that would help speed up the rollout of 5G. Now the American Electric Power Service Corporation has sued the FCC with the hopes to block the new rules in order to get a court review of the changes the FCC has made. These new rules would allow fiber and small 5G cells to be placed on existing utility poles far faster than under the old rules. These new rules also set limits on how long it utilizes can take to review requests to add equipment to poles and limits what can be charged.

      Now with the updated FCC rules groups will be required to approve or deny deployment of new small wireless facilities within 90 days, or just 60 days if added to existing equipment. In the past, it often took months to approve new changes to current poles. The FCC also argued that companies were making new compers pay to correct violations that already existed on the pole if they wanted to add new equipment to the pole the new FCC rules put an end to this.

      As you would expect this has upset some utilities and the American Electric Power Service Corporation has sued to stop these new rules as they request the Judge for a review of the FCC order. The FCC says these new rules are important for the nation as part of the growth of high-speed internet and 5G.

      In the FCC response to the lawsuit it said:

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      Israel’s ‘last struggles’? Netanyahu vigorously battles Iranian menace, threatens entire STATES


      26-08-19 08:24:00,

      Tehran has mocked Israel’s intensified efforts to root out the Iranian presence in the region after the IDF struck targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq in one day, while threatening to continue attacks against Iran’s ‘accomplices.’

      “These insane operations are absolutely last struggles of the Zionist Regime,” Qassem Soleimani tweeted after the IDF accused the chief of Iran’s Quds Force of personally devising a plot to strike Israel with a flock of ‘killer drones.’

      Tensions in the region heated up over the weekend after the IDF struck targets on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, in order to thwart what it called an imminent attack by Iranian proxies against the state of Israel. While Syria claims it downed most of the missiles, Israel called the pre-emptive strike a success, releasing a blurry video as proof.

      TO: Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani,

      RE: Last Night

      “We will carry out a large-scale attack of killer drones on the ‘Zionist entity’ from Syria.”

      It sounded good in your morning meeting, didn’t it?

      — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 25, 2019

      Hours later, Israel allegedly sent drones to hunt for Hezbollah targets in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. One surveillance UAV was downed by rock-throwing youths over Hezbollah’s media office, while a second “suicide drone” exploded in the air.

      Another attack against Iran-linked targets rocked the Iraqi Anbar province near the border with Syria on Sunday afternoon, when two unidentified UAVs targeted transport vehicles belonging to the Hezbollah faction known as Brigade 45. The strike, which the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) blamed on Israel, killed at least one Shiite fighter.

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      Tel Aviv, which admitted responsibility for the Syrian raid but has so far remained tight-lipped about the strikes in Lebanon and Iraq, did make it crystal clear on Sunday that it will go out against any nation-state that supports Iran in the region.

      “We won’t tolerate attacks on Israel from any country in the area. Any country that allows its territory to be used for attacks against Israel will bear the consequences,” said Netanyahu.

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      Big Tech, Russia and U.S. Under Fire for A.I. Weapons Programs; Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Coalition Doubles in Size


      26-08-19 08:23:00,

      By Nicholas West

      Renewed attention over artificial intelligence for use in warfare (“killer robots”) is being brought to the forefront with the recent Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) held this past week in Geneva, Switzerland.

      The meeting coincidentally comes just one day after a Dutch NGO, Pax for Peace, released a report about Big Tech’s involvement with supplying A.I. systems to the military.  Their report, “Don’t be evil?” (PDF), examined 50 companies across the world that are involved. They ranked 21 of these companies as “high concern” with Microsoft and Amazon leading the way. Given the title of the document, they concluded that Google had done enough to warrant a lower ranking of “Best Practice” after they responded to public and employee outcry over the Project Maven A.I. drone program and subsequent refusal to be involved with the JEDI military cloud program.

      Microsoft, however, has made it quite clear in the past that they unapologetically support the U.S. military. In December last year I reported that “Microsoft Declares Intent To Provide Military All Of Its Technology Because of the Military’s ‘Ethical and Honorable Tradition.’”

      Microsoft is “going to provide the U.S. military with access to the best technology … all the technology we create. Full stop,” Brad Smith said Saturday during a panel at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. – LA Times

      Ethics and honor are exactly at the heart of the warnings that I and others have been raising since the public became aware of the existence of lethal autonomous weapons systems. The Convention has been gathering since 2014 to specifically discuss this type of warfare. Over the ensuing years, many more countries are seeing the dangers that the world faces and 29 have now joined an effort to ban these systems outright.  The U.S. and Russia, however, have been staunchly resistant to making any firm declarations, preferring a “wait and see” attitude.

      Russia and United States repeatedly rejected any references in the meeting’s final report on the need for “human control” over the use of force.

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      Luongo: Trump’s Not A 4-D Chess-Player, He’s A Very Simple Creature


      26-08-19 08:20:00,

      Authored by Tom Luongo,

      Friday night used to be the ‘best night on television.’ But today Friday afternoon is becoming the best soap opera we could hope for as President Trump pulls out all the stops to keep us both horrified and entertained.

      It’s better than reruns of Dallas, for sure, though the hair is just as ludicrous.

      Trump laid into FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell again musing aloud on Twitter as to who the bigger enemy of the U.S. was, The Fed or China.

      ….My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?

      — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019

      Now, far be it for me to get upset with anyone criticizing the Federal Reserve. The FOMC, is really just a Politburo of Ivory Tower intellectuals with neither the practical experience nor the specific knowledge needed to ‘run the economy.

      But, news tip for you, neither does Donald Trump.

      If you listen to Trump carefully, seeing him for what he is not what you think he is, what you want him to be or, most importantly, what he wants you to see, you hear a man who fully believes the Fed controls the economy.

      You hear a man that firmly believes in the power of the government to remake the world in whatever image it wants, whenever it wants.

      You hear a man so solipsistic he can only see the world in terms he defined more than thirty years ago.

      You hear a man who fundamentally doesn’t believe trade results in both sides winning but that everyone either wins a deal or loses. If he didn’t extract maximum pain from the other side he ‘lost.’

      It’s the source of Trump’s inherent mercantilism.

      And that fault in Donald Trump’s character is leading him to ever more extreme behavior as he refuses to reconcile the world we have versus the world he wants.

      So he keeps pressuring, embarrassing and humiliating people he wants to make deals with. And when they refuse to do so, he explodes and, like a child who didn’t get his cookie,

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      Netanyahu Played with Fire, Now for the Burning Hands Part


      26-08-19 08:19:00,

      Mr. Insecurity – Netanyahu embattled PM of Israel

      The embattled Israeli prime minister Netanyahu doesn’t have many choices after next month’s elections as we noted in our previous post: reelected as Prime Minister or serving a prison term.

      ‘Previously, Israeli politicians were campaigning for their elections on the blood of the Palestinians, Lebanese, and Syrians’, Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasr Allah in his statement yesterday commemorating the 2nd anniversary of cleaning the ‘Anti-Lebanon Mountains’ from ISIS and Nusra Front terrorist groups, he was referring to the massacres and wars waged by the Israeli officials to win the votes of the radical settlers.

      ‘After (what happened) yesterday, Netanyahu is campaigning his elections with the Israelis’ blood’, Nasr Allah continued.

      Simply put: The latest aggression by the Netanyahu forces in Beirut and Damascus countryside the night of 24th August will be retaliated for in the occupied Palestinian territories, call it Israel if it suits you.

      Foreign imported radical settlers occupying #Palestine (civilians, if there’s any) should seek shelter from now until the three parties state officially they retaliated.#Syria #Aqraba #Hezbollah #PFLP_GC #Israel #Stupid_Netanyahu #ينضبوا

      — Arabi Souriعربي سوري (@3arabiSouri) August 25, 2019

      Just before 24th August midnight Damascus local time a number of missiles were fired on several targets in the Syrian capital Damascus and its southeast countryside, most of the missiles were intercepted and shot down by the Syrian Arab Army’s air defenses protecting strategical facilities, at least one, and could be a ‘suicide drone,’ reached the town of Aqraba and was blown up into a residential building with a resting apartment used by Hezbollah members responsible for protecting the Shiite’s sacred shrine of Sayyeda Zainab, which hosts the body of the Prophet’s granddaughter Zainab.

      New reports that Netanyahu forces have crossed another red line set by the strategy of deterring post the 2006 failed Israeli aggression against Lebanon, news that Israel bombed a site used by the Palestinian PFLP-GC deep inside Lebanon near the borders with Syria. This particular faction is one of Israel’s worst nightmares, targeting it will definitely bring retaliation by its members inside and outside occupied Palestinian territories.

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      What the OKC Investigation Missed with Roger G. Charles


      26-08-19 08:09:00,


      FROM 2012: Veteran investigative journalist Roger G. Charles joins us to discuss the new book which he has co-authored, Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why It Still Matters. We investigate some of the anomalies, discrepancies and holes in the official account of the OKC bombing, including the bombing itself, the role of Andreas Strassmeier at Elohim City, the numerous forewarnings, and much more.

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