Biggest change in 231 years: Citing Covid-19, US House of Representatives adopts proxy votes & remote meetings in party-line vote


16-05-20 10:04:00,

The US House of Representatives will allow members to cast votes for up to 10 others and hold hearings remotely. Billed as temporary due to the coronavirus outbreak, the rule change is the most radical in over two centuries.

The new rules passed on Friday evening in a 217-189 vote, with three Democrats and one Independent joining the Republicans in bipartisan opposition.

Democrats, who currently control the chamber, pushed for the change this week, calling it “a common-sense solution to an unprecedented crisis that demands our ingenuity and adaptability as an institution,” in the words of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland). Republicans objected, calling the proposal a “partisan assault on the rights of the House Minority and our ability to effectively represent the American people.”

🚨 Pelosi Power Grab 🚨Dems just broke 200 years of history & changed House rules to allow proxy voting.Now they can turn their voting cards over to Pelosi & sit at home collecting their paychecks while she unilaterally passes legislation with just 20 Members present.Scary.

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) May 15, 2020

Under the new rules, members of Congress will be able to hold committee hearings entirely online, and any member attending a House vote can cast as many as 10 votes on behalf of colleagues who have authorized such proxy voting in writing.

The proxy vote is the most significant change in House voting procedures since electronic voting systems were installed in 1973, National Public Radio reported.

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“We can continue to work in a safe and effective manner without overturning 230 years of constitutional and legislative tradition,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said ahead of the vote, urging his party to oppose the proposal. 

The new rules are meant to be temporary, applying only to “a public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus” as declared by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

However, Friday’s resolution also lays the groundwork for remote voting, directing the House Administration Committee to conduct a study,

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‘Change course before it’s too late’: Lavrov calls on Europe to reject false notion of ‘Russian threat’ in Munich speech


15-02-20 10:00:00,

NATO’s eastward expansion and large-scale drills near Russian borders may lead to unpredictable consequences and it’s time for Europe to change course, Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov told the Munich Security Conference.

Europe is where the “crisis of confidence” in international relations is felt the most, Foreign Minister Lavrov said as he took to the stage, explaining that “the structure of the Cold War rivalry is being recreated” on the continent.

“Escalating tensions, NATO’s military infrastructure advancing to the East, exercises of unprecedented scope near the Russian borders, the pumping of defense budgets beyond measure – all this generates unpredictability,” he added.

He then called on Europe to focus on security cooperation and helping to uphold international treaties, instead of following a policy of confrontation.

Give up on promoting the phantom of the ‘Russian threat’ or any other threat – before it’s too late – and remember what unites us all.

Lavrov noted that “breakthrough technologies” must not be used to disrupt international stability further, stressing the importance of efforts aimed at “preventing an arms race in space and not allowing the militarization of cyberspace.”

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He also relayed Moscow’s proposal for the permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the UK and the US) to hold a standalone summit in order to have “a frank and honest exchange of opinions on how to preserve peace for future generations.”

Lavrov answered several questions from the media, which mainly revolved around the state of Russia’s relations with Turkey over the flare-up in Syria’s Idlib, the last terrorist enclave in country’s north. Moscow and Ankara have been working to settle the military escalation in the area, but both parties made accusations that agreements had not been fulfilled after the Syrian and the Turkish troops clashed.

“We have very good relations with Turkey. But it doesn’t mean that we must agree on everything,” Lavrov said.

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Regime Change – die USA spielen in Iran einmal mehr mit dem Feuer


16-01-20 11:08:00,

Glaubt man Donald Trumps privatem „Mann für alle Fälle“, sind die Proteste, die Iran seit über einem Jahr erlebt, keine „spontane“ Entwicklung, sondern das Ergebnis der externen Einflussnahme der USA mit dem Ziel, einen Regime Change zu orchestrieren. Auch wenn man es nicht mit Sicherheit sagen kann, liegt die Vermutung nahe, dass Rudy Giuliani mit seiner Aussage Recht haben könnte. Trump selbst bestreitet zwar, dass die USA einen Regime Change in Iran anstreben, aber welchen Zweck sollen das von ihm angeordnete Attentat auf General Suleimani und die harsche Sanktionspolitik sonst verfolgen? Auf jeden Fall birgt die aggressive US-Politik unkalkulierbare Risiken und könnte einen weiteren Flächenbrand auslösen. Von Jens Berger.

Die Äußerungen, die aus dem politischen Umfeld Trumps zum Thema „Regime Change“ verlautbart werden, erinnern ein wenig an das aus Hollywood-Filmen bekannte Spiel „Guter Bulle, böser Bulle“. Auf der einen Seite gibt es die vermeintlichen „Tauben“, die öffentlich verkünden, den USA ginge es nicht um einen Regime Change. Dazu gehörte beispielsweise Trumps ehemalige UN-Botschafterin Nikki Haley, die noch vor etwas mehr als einem Jahr Pläne für einen Regime Change kategorisch dementierte. Sonderlich glaubwürdig sind derartige Dementis jedoch nicht. Wenige Wochen nach ihrem Dementi trat Haley von ihrem Posten zurück. Auch US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo spricht öffentlich nicht direkt von einem Regime Change, versicherte jedoch erst vor wenigen Wochen der iranischen Diaspora in den USA die Unterstützung als „Freund“ gegen das „Regime“ – Worte, die man eigentlich nur als Aufruf zu einem Regime Change verstehen kann.

Rudy Giuliani und „unsere“ Volksmudschahedin

Auf der anderen Seite gibt es die „Falken“, die klar und abseits von diplomatischen Floskeln einen Regime Change fordern. Dazu gehört vor allem Trumps persönlicher Anwalt und „Schattendiplomat“ Rudy Giuliani, der kein Blatt vor den Mund nimmt, wenn er offen in Namen der USA einen Regime Change fordert. Giulianis Engagement ist sogar für Washingtoner Verhältnisse ungewöhnlich, zumal der ehemalige Bürgermeister von New York auf der Lohnliste einer obskuren exil-iranischen Lobbygruppe steht.

Die sogenannten „Volksmudschahedin“, auch bekannt unter dem englischen Akronym MEK, sind die wohl bedeutendste militante iranische Oppositionsbewegung. Früher vertrat diese Gruppe die Ideologie eines islamischen Sozialismus und kämpfte während der Revolution 1979 gegen den Schah. Im Laufe der „islamischen Revolution“ verlor die MEK jedoch den Machtkampf mit den theokratischen Kräften rund um die Ajatollahs Chomeini und Chamenei,

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Regime Change Red Flags Begin In Mexico Right After It Finds The “World’s Largest Lithium Deposit” – Activist Post


20-12-19 10:23:00,

By The Last American Vagabond

If your country has large mineral deposits, look out.

The United States has a history of taking very aggressive interest when these deposits are discovered, most notably in Afghanistan. Will we see the same “regime change” rhetoric be directed toward Mexico? The road has already been paved as the U.S. government has stated that the Mexican cartels are a foreign terrorist organization.  Additional political upheaval could provide even more opportunity for U.S. intervention.  Lastly, a Forbes headline offers yet another angle: “Mexico, with the largest lithium mine in the world; Chinese seek to exploit it.”

The Last American Vagabond takes a closer look at why these deposits are so important for the U.S. military.

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Climate change hoax COLLAPSES as new science finds human activity has virtually zero impact on global temperatures


19-12-19 08:51:00,

Image: Climate change hoax COLLAPSES as new science finds human activity has virtually zero impact on global temperatures

(Natural News) The climate change hoax has collapsed. A devastating series of research papers has just been published, revealing that human activity can account for no more than a .01°C rise in global temperatures, meaning that all the human activity targeted by radical climate change alarmists — combustion engines, airplane flights, diesel tractors — has virtually no measurable impact on the temperature of the planet.

Finnish scientists spearheaded the research, releasing a paper entitled, “No Experimental Evidence for the Significant Anthropogenic Climate Change.”

The paper explains that IPCC analysis of global temperatures suffers from a glaring error — namely, failure to account for “influences of low cloud cover” and how it impacts global temperatures. Natural variations in low cloud cover, which are strongly influenced by cosmic radiation’s ability to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere due to variations in the strength of our planet’s magnetosphere, account for nearly all changes in global temperature, the researchers explain.

As this chart reveals, more cloud cover is inversely related to temperature. In other words, clouds shield the surface of the Earth from the sun, providing shade cover cooling, while a lack of clouds results in more warming:

Cloud cover accounts for the real changes in global temperatures

This is further supported by researchers at Kobe University in Japan who published a nearly simultaneous paper that reveals how changes in our planet’s magnetic field govern the intensity of solar radiation that reaches the lower atmosphere, causing cloud formation that alters global temperatures.

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That study, published in Nature, is called, “Intensified East Asian winter monsoon during the last geomagnetic reversal transition.” It states:

Records of suborbital-scale climate variation during the last glacial and Holocene periods can be used to elucidate the mechanisms of rapid climate changes… At least one event was associated with a decrease in the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field.

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How 5G Will Change Your Life


12-09-19 07:29:00,

As Saxo Bank’s Peter Garnry recaps yesterday’s Apple event, the company introduced its iPhone 11 which now comes in three different versions with cheapest version selling for $699 which a price cut aimed to lure smartphone buyers back into Apple’s realm (at the expense of a drop in Apple’s ASP). The stock market reacted positively to the news, but criticism has surfaced that Apple is falling behind as the new iPhone 11 is not coming with a 5G integration which makes almost impossible for Apple to have growth in China where local smartphone makers such as Huawei is introducing smartphone with 5G integration. Beginning in the second half of 2020 this will be a constraint for Apple.

Why does 5G matter?

To answer that question, we have excerpted from a recent Deutsche Bank report explaining “how 5G will change your life.”

Cellular network evolution; Image: Micron

Amidst hype and high expectation, the 5G roll-out has begun. It recently launched in Korea, while the US, UK and others have commenced trial versions and China has said it will soon grant commercial licenses for its network. To take advantage, companies such as Samsung and LG have launched 5G smartphones. In total, $160bn is being invested annually in the construction of 5G networks according to GSMA, the mobile network operators’ association. It expects 5G to contribute $2.2tn to the global economy in the coming 15 years, just a little less than the size of the UK economy.

Yet, for all the fanfare, many in the industry are quietly nervous. Among other things, one of the biggest concerns is that there is no ‘killer application’ ready and waiting to be unleashed that requires the 5G network. That trepidation stands in direct contrast to the 4G and 3G roll-outs. The former allowed good-quality streaming video and the latter photo sharing and other types of multimedia. Both were a boon for hardware, software, and network providers.

Overview of 5G Key Enabling Technologies; source: Samsung

This is backed up by our dbDig primary research1 which shows that in the US, only ten per cent of customers are prepared to pay $6 or more for 5G services and one-quarter of customers say they are not prepared to pay any extra at all.

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“Regime Change in the UK”: This Is an Anti-parliamentary Coup – and an Internationally Organised One – Global Research


02-09-19 08:12:00,

Around the world, coups are normally international events. Short of war they have been a preferred mechanism to achieve what has become known as ‘regime change’. And the last time there was a successful coup in this country in 1688 that too was an international affair, with Mary and William of Orange being installed as a monarchy. That was a coup by parliament against an over-bearing monarchy.

The current situation is quite different. We are living through a coup against parliament by a minority of parliamentarians, who have seized control of the Tory party from the right. They intend to impose their will against the majority of elected representatives and against the will of the public.

They are able to attempt this because this too is an international affair. Boris Johnson hopes to prolong his premiership by crashing this country out of the EU with a No Deal Brexit. But the key beneficiary of this project is Donald Trump and the interests he represents, and the project has his full backing.

Any significant agreement with the EU would necessarily include some degree of alignment with European rules and tariffs. They are not going to formulate an entirely new set of rules and tariffs simply to accommodate us – any more than the US will. For Trump, No Deal is imperative.

The effect of those US rules and tariffs are truly frightening. Contrary to the false promises and blatant untruths of the leaders of the Leave campaigns, we will not be entering a new golden age of peace and prosperity as a subordinate state to Trump’s MAGA project. This is not what the millions of decent Leave voters were told.

On trade, you only have recognise how he treats US allies, like Canada, Mexico, India and the EU, to understand how trade negotiations will go. It will be an imposition not a negotiation. Similarly, it is clear Trump will drag this country into new conflicts, with countries such as Iran and China. Some in the Tory party are only too eager to follow him.

Being Trump’s vassal will affect every part of our lives, from the Americanisation of the NHS, to the decimation of the car industry, the assault on British farming and much else besides.

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Climate change hoax collapses as Michael Mann’s bogus “hockey stick” graph defamation lawsuit dismissed by the Supreme Court of British Columbia


29-08-19 07:14:00,

Image: Climate change hoax collapses as Michael Mann’s bogus “hockey stick” graph defamation lawsuit dismissed by the Supreme Court of British Columbia

(Natural News) For the past two decades, much of the hysteria about global warming — later re-labeled “climate change” — has been based on the so-called “hockey stick” graph produced by Michael Mann. The graph, shown below, has been used by the IPCC, the media and governments to push global warming hysteria to the point of mass mental illness, where Democrat presidential candidates claim humanity only has 12 years remaining before a climate apocalypse will somehow destroy the planet.

But the hockey stick graph is a fraud. A man-made computer software algorithm generated it, and the algorithm is rigged to produce a hockey stick shape no matter what data were entered. Like everything else found in the rigged world of “climate science,” the hockey stick graph was a fraud the day it was generated.

Michael Mann didn’t like being called a fraud by his critics, so he sued them for defamation. And late last week, one of those lawsuits was concluded by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, which threw out Mann’s lawsuit against Dr. Tim Ball. But there’s more. According to Principia-Scientific:

Not only did the court grant Ball’s application for dismissal of the nine-year, multi-million dollar lawsuit, it also took the additional step of awarding full legal costs to Ball. A detailed public statement from the world-renowned skeptical climatologist is expected in due course.

This extraordinary outcome is expected to trigger severe legal repercussions for Dr Mann in the U.S. and may prove fatal to climate science claims that modern temperatures are “unprecedented.”

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Michael Mann refuses to turn over the data behind the graph, insisting on secrecy instead of transparency

This court decision reportedly stemmed from the fact that Michael Mann refused to turn over “R2 regression numbers” to the court, which would have revealed the data manipulations that led to the rigging of the hockey stick graph.

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The Information War is Over and We Have Lost. Change My Mind.


30-07-19 10:34:00,


The ability to view alternative ideas and contrary opinions and come to our own conclusions is the basis of cognitive liberty. Big tech is now turning the screws and making sure that no one using their platforms will find these alternative viewpoints. Sure, there will be ways to get this information out, but most people will never even know that it exists. This battle in the information war has been lost. Change my mind.

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Why “Incremental Change” Is Worse Than No Change At All


15-07-19 07:36:00,

Another reason why the so-called “centrists” pose such a grave threat to our world is because their platform of slow, moderate, incremental change is actually worse than no change at all.

President Obama was elected on the platform of hope and change. He promised big, sweeping changes, and, at the end of eight years, had continued and expanded all the most depraved foreign and domestic policies of his predecessor while killing the push for universal healthcare and creating a climate initiative which was the equivalent of a band-aid on a sucking chest wound. He now defends his near-complete lack of progress by claiming that compromising with the plutocrats and achieving a small amount of change is better than not compromising and achieving no change at all.

We see this trend continuing under the current Democratic leadership, with the House Speaker continually working to passive aggressively undermine the center-left progressive wing of her party while simultaneously calling for party unity. We see it also in the current administration, which, despite all the fuss about Trump’s destroying “norms” and challenging the establishment, has actually managed to preserve and bolster status quo power structures in every way that matters.

Whenever I write about the fact that Trump has not met any of his foreign policy promises and has in fact just been advancing the longstanding policies of the neoconservatives in his cabinet, I always get a bunch of MAGA people in the comments telling me I’ve got to be patient with their president, because big changes take time. For all the rhetoric about Trump’s base, from both pro-Trump and anti-Trump media, depicting it as some special deviation from the norm, this demand for patience and slow, incremental change is indistinguishable from the lines Hillary Clinton supporters were regurgitating at Bernie Sanders supporters back in 2016.

In both the Obama and the Trump administrations, voters ordered a box of hope and change, received a package labeled “slow, incremental change”, then opened it up and found no meaningful change whatsoever.

This pattern has been repeating for years. People want change because the system is unfairly stacked against ordinary people, so two mainstream political parties promise them big changes. People flock to whichever one makes the most convincing sales pitch,

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“Be The Change You Wish To See In The World” - Misattributed, Misused, And Obscenely Underappreciated

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08-07-19 07:54:00,

Name a quote by Mahatma Gandhi.

Odds are the first thing that jumps into your mind is the famous, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It’s a good quote. It’s pithy enough to fit on a bumper sticker, and it resonates deeply with something inside us all which tells us that it points to something true and valuable.

But, like so many other pithy bumper sticker quotes we see floating around today, these words were never spoken by the person they’re attributed to. What Gandhi actually said was this:

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him.”

Oof. That’s a bit more confrontational than the popularized version, isn’t it? Change my own nature? I thought we were talking about something light and easy, like not wearing fur or buying fair trade coffee beans.

That’s how “Be the change you wish to see in the world” tends to get interpreted today. It’s a line that is so commonly regurgitated in our society that it’s now cliché and almost meaningless, something you see on cheap keychains at the mall and scan over without really reading, but assume you understand because you’ve seen it so many times before. If pressed to really think about it, most people will say it means something like make the changes in the world that you want to see. If you don’t like factory farming, become a vegan. If you don’t like poverty, volunteer at a soup kitchen.

But that isn’t what the quote says. It’s nothing like what the original one by Gandhi says. It’s not even what the stripped-down bumper sticker version says.

Even if you look at the popularized version of the quote, really look at it with fresh eyes that haven’t seen it thoughtlessly regurgitated by corporate liberals and plastered on K-Mart products, you come away with the same message as the original. It doesn’t say “Do the change you wish to see in the world.” It doesn’t say “Enact the change you wish to see in the world.” It says “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It isn’t referring to a mere change in behavior or lifestyle,

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Regime Change in Österreich


01-06-19 08:10:00,

Am 21. Mai dieses Jahres sollte in der Stiftskaserne des österreichischen Verteidigungsministeriums ein Treffen der russischen Valdai-Gruppe stattfinden. Das ist ein lockerer Gesprächskreis über außenpolitische Themen, ins Leben gerufen von Präsident Putin.

Der bisherige Verteidigungsminister Mario Kunasek von der Freiheitlichen Partei Österreichs (FPÖ) hatte den Valdai-Kreis nach Wien eingeladen. Und nun standen die internationalen Gäste, an ihrer Spitze der russische Vizeaußenminister Alexander Gruschko, vor verschlossenen Türen. Einen Tag zuvor war Kunasek als Minister entlassen und durch den Militär Johann Luif ersetzt worden. Und der hatte die Gäste ohne jeden Zapfenstreich einfach rausgeschmissen.

Die Koalition unter Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz von der Österreichischen Volkspartei (ÖVP) mit der FPÖ betrieb in der Innen- und Wirtschaftspolitik keine signifikant andere Politik als alle anderen EU-Länder. In der Außenpolitik jedoch gibt es durchaus Alleinstellungsmerkmale gegenüber, sagen wir mal: Deutschland.

Österreich ist immer noch nicht in der NATO, nur bereits empfindlich an die NATO angenähert durch die Partnership for Peace. Österreich bekennt sich andererseits zum chinesischen Seidenstraßenprojekt. Und zu Russland pflegte Österreich bislang entspannte Beziehungen. Der Wertewesten schäumte, als Österreichs Außenministerin Karin Kneissl Russlands Putin zu ihrer Hochzeit einlud und Putin dabei sogar zu einem Tänzchen vor laufender Kamera aufforderte.

Frau Kneissl ist unstreitig eine der fachkompetentesten Außenminister, die Europa je hatte. Fließend fünf Sprachen beherrschend, unter anderem Arabisch, bildet sie sich ein ganz eigenes Urteil, abseits der von einschlägigen Denkfabriken vorgegebenen Lösungs„vorschläge“. Den Migrationspakt lehnt sie ab. Den US-Marionettenpolitiker Juan Guaido aus Venezuela erkennt sie als legitimen Präsidenten nicht an. Das tat dann allerdings Kanzler Kurz an ihrer Stelle. Kurz ist nämlich Mitglied im transatlantischen European Council on Foreign Relations, der dereinst von Joschka Fischer mitgegründet wurde. Russische Diplomaten wegen der überaus windigen Skripal-Affäre auszuweisen kam für Österreich dennoch nicht in Frage.

Ibizagate löste einen Putsch aus. Kanzler Kurz wurde gestürzt durch ein Misstrauensvotum, sämtliche FPÖ-Minister entlassen. An ihre Stelle treten so genannte „Experten“. Denn von jetzt an, bis zur Neuwahl, gibt es keine politischen Kontrolleure mehr an der Spitze der ehemals FPÖ-kontrollierten Ministerien. Ein verfassungsrechtlich durchaus sehr bedenklicher Vorgang.

FPÖ-Politiker sind jetzt bestrebt, möglichst USA-freundlich zu erscheinen. So zum Beispiel der FPÖ-Spitzenkandidat bei der Wahl zum Europaparlament, Harald Vilimsky. Pflichtschuldigst bekundete er in der TV-Gesprächsrunde nach der Wahl, er werde ein Kooperationsabkommen zwischen seiner Partei und der Putin nahestehenden Partei Einiges Russland nach Ablauf der Vertragsdauer nicht erneuern.

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‘Game change’: S. Korea to create robots resembling humans & animals for future wars


12-05-19 10:45:00,

In news that may stir fears of a Robocalypse among the faint-hearted, South Korea’s military unveiled plans to design robots that would mimic animals and humans. The ‘biorobots’ could be deployed in five years.

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has published a new document offering a glimpse into the country’s grandiose plans to put several kinds of sophisticated biometric robots into military service within the next several years, Yonhap reported.

The DAPA said that it would galvanize efforts to design robots that would resemble humans and other living creatures, such as insects, birds, snakes, and possibly other marine life. For the moment, priority has been placed on developing human and insects-like robots. If the effort pays off, the know-how might be brought into the South Korean Army as early as 2024.

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The agency called the proposed biometric robots “a game change in future warfare” that will set the direction for the future of the defense industry. 

Once “enrolled” in the army, humanoid and animaloid robots would be used for a variety of tasks, including rescue and search missions and reconnaissance.

That robots will one day replace humans on the battlefield or will make up the majority of the combat troops is no longer an idea from the world of science fiction, but a firm conviction of some security experts. 

In 2016, the head of Russia’s military hi-tech body – analogous to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the US – said the notion of people fighting battles on the ground will soon be obsolete.

“Future warfare will involve operators and machines, not soldiers shooting at each other on the battlefield,” Andrey Grigoriev, head of the Advanced Research Foundation (ARF), said

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“Regime Change is fashion” – Die Putschversuche als mediale Inszenierungen des Barrikadenhelden Juan Guaidó


07-05-19 09:19:00,

Ton und Rhythmus der einleitenden Musikuntermalung sind zugleich anregend und cool, sie verkünden spannende Handlung oder ein „geiles” Produkt. Die Kamera gleitet in Großaufnahme über sich faltende Hände eines behaarten Männerarms. Aus vernebelter Einstellung dringt nun mit Sekunden kurzer Tiefenschärfe das Antlitz des lächelnden Protagonisten in den Mittelpunkt. Eine Hand rückt ein schmuckvolles Armband auf seinem linken Arm zurecht, ein Fotograf geht mit seiner Kamera in Stellung. Von Frederico Füllgraf.

Der zunächst hemdsärmelige Protagonist wird in verschiedenen Posen, nun aber mit sichtlich aufgesetztem Lächeln abgelichtet; er bindet eine Krawatte auf das schneeweiße, vermutlich gestärkte Hemd, er sitzt vor einem Beleuchtungs-Schirm, seine Arme schlüpfen in ein modegeschneidertes Sakko. Sein kritischer Blick prüft, ob es auch richtig sitzt.

Sodann zeigt die Leinwand eines Notebooks das Zwischenprodukt: „Der Typ ist fotogen!”. Die nächsten Einstellungen sagen: „Der Typ ist ein Sieger!“. Die Schlusseinstellung mit dem nun sinnlich drein lächelnden Hauptdarsteller wagt gar, Frauenherzen zu verführen: „Seht ihn Euch an, den sexy Helden!“.

Die Foto-Session des in Mexiko lebenden venezolanischen Fotografen Ram Martínez fand im zum improvisierten Studio umfunktionierten Büro der rechtsradikalen Partei Voluntad Popular (Volkswille) in Caracas‘ großbürgerlichem Bezirk Altamira statt. Sie bebilderte die Titelgeschichte der am vergangenen 29. April erschienenen Mexiko-Ausgabe des US-amerikanischen Herrenmagazins GQ (Gentlemen´s Quarterly).

Apropos: Altamira ist jener begrünte Glitzerbezirk von Caracas‘ oberen Zehntausend, ihrer Einkaufszentren, ihrer Aufmärsche gegen den Chavismus, der Guarimbas (Straßensperren) und ihrer vermummten und bewaffneten Gewalttäter, von der Mehrheit der westlichen Medien „Zivilisten“ genannt. „Brave Citoyens“ wie jene, die in den vergangenen Jahren mehrere Regierungsanhänger mit Benzin übergossen und am lebendigen Leibe verbrannten oder am 30. April von einem gepanzerten Polizeiwagen überfahren wurden, nachdem dieser mit Molotow-Cocktails angriffen und anschließend in Brand gesteckt wurde.

„Die Studio-Atmosphäre war heiter, denn dies war die Ausstrahlung Guaidós. Jeder von uns sehnte sich nach dieser wertvollen Gelegenheit, sodass wir jede Sekunde ausnutzten, um die Essenz, das Wesen des Präsidenten zu erfassen“, schrieb Martínez in einer GQ-Behind-The-Scenes-Chronik über die Guaidó-Fotos, die als Illustrationen für das von GQ bestellte Interview des venezolanischen Journalisten Luis Carlos Díaz dienten.

Díaz, der hauptamtlich als oppositioneller Menschenrechts-Aktivist tätig ist, war Anfang März 2019 vorübergehend vom venezolanischen Geheimdienst Sebin inhaftiert worden, nachdem Diosdado Cabello, Präsident der Verfassungsgebenden Versammlung,

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Trying To Change The System From Within Is Like Trying To Dry Your Hair With Rain


11-04-19 06:06:00,

At a recent appearance at an Obama Foundation Town Hall in Berlin, former US president Barack Obama expressed concerns that American progressives are too fixated on purity and too unwilling to work within the existing system to solve problems.

“One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States – maybe it’s true here as well – is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,’ and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad,’ where you start shooting at your allies because one of them has strayed from purity on the issues. And when that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens,” Obama said.

Yes, the warmongering oligarch crony is deeply worried that people who aren’t warmongering oligarch cronies are too mean to warmongering oligarch cronies. As the Democratic Party presidential primary heats up we are hearing more and more people voicing deep, solemn concerns that the party’s progressive base doesn’t always obey the dictates of its leadership, and is in fact sometimes quite rude about it. Even Bernie Sanders has issued a stern, much-publicized warning to his followers that he condemns “bullying and harassment of any kind and in any space” toward supporters of his right-wing opponents.

Of course, this grave concern about rank-and-file progressives saying mean things about Joe Biden on the internet ignores the way the so-called “centrist” leadership of the party has been bullying and attacking its left wing for decades. Only through the lens of the most determined mental gymnastics can you look at the way the mainstream establishment dominates public narratives, rigs its own primaries, ignores and undermines dissidents, and bashes everyone who refuses to fall in line while strangling all Americans to death with exploitative neoliberalism, and conclude that it’s the “Bernie bros” who are the bullies.

Obama’s “circular firing squad” comment is the part of this speech that is drawing the most criticism, for understandable reasons, but it was actually part of a much longer and even more noxious appeal to the strategy of making compromises within the system to effect change.  He cited his own efforts in the Paris climate accord as an example of what working within the system and making compromises can accomplish,

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US ‘oil weapon’ could change geopolitics forever


21-03-19 11:56:00,

The United States became the world’s top oil producer in February, and now it may use its leverage to reinforce its position as a geopolitical force.

In a dynamic that shows just how far US oil production has come in recent years, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Monday that in the last two months of 2018, the US Gulf Coast exported more crude oil than it imported.

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Monthly net trade of crude oil in the Gulf Coast region (the difference between gross exports and gross imports) fell from a high in early 2007 of 6.6 million barrels per day (bpd) of net imports to 0.4 million bpd of net exports in December 2018. As gross exports of crude oil from the Gulf Coast hit a record 2.3 million bpd, gross imports of crude oil to the Gulf Coast in December—at slightly less than 2.0 million bpd—were the lowest level since March 1986.

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US oil production hit a staggering 12.1 million bpd in February, while that amount has been projected to stay around that production mark in the mid-term then increase in the coming years. The US is the new global oil production leader, followed by Russia and Saudi Arabia, while Saudi Arabia is still the world’s largest oil exporter – a factor that still gives Riyadh considerable leverage, particularly as it works with Russia, and other partners as part of the so-called OPEC+ group of producers. However, Saudi Arabia’s decades-long role of market swing producers has now been replaced by this coalition of producers, reducing Riyadh’s power both geopolitically and in global oil markets. In short, what Saudi Arabia could once do on its own, it has to do with several partners.

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Meanwhile, US crude oil production, particularly in the Gulf Coast region, is still increasing. In November 2018, US Gulf Coast crude oil production set a new record of 7.7 million bpd,

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US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’


18-03-19 12:00:00,

The group that trained Juan Guaidó and his allies laid out plans for galvanizing public unrest in a 2010 memo, Max Blumenthal reports for Grayzone.

By Max Blumenthal

September 2010 memo by a U.S.-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó and his allies identifies the potential collapse of the country’s electrical sector as “a watershed event” that “would likely have the impact of galvanizing public unrest in a way that no opposition group could ever hope to generate.”

The memo has special relevance today as Guaidó moves to exploit nationwide blackouts caused by a major failure at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant at Guri dam – a crisis that Venezuela’s government blames on U.S. sabotage.

Srdja Popovic (CANVAS)Srdja Popovic (CANVAS)

Srdja Popovic. (CANVAS)

It was authored by Srdja Popovic of the Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), a Belgrade-based “democracy promotion” organization funded by the U.S. that has trained thousands of U.S.-aligned youth activists in countries where the West seeks regime change. 

This group reportedly hosted Guaidó and the key leaders of his Popular Will party for a series of training sessions, fashioning them into a “Generation 2007” determined to foment resistance to then-President Hugo Chavez and sabotage his plans to implement “21st century socialism” in Venezuela.

In the 2010 memo, published by WikiLeaks, CANVAS’s Popovic declared, “A key to Chavez’s current weakness is the decline in the electricity sector.” Popovic explicitly identified the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant as a friction point, emphasizing that “water levels at the Guri dam are dropping, and Chavez has been unable to reduce consumption sufficiently to compensate for the deteriorating industry.” 

Speculating on a “grave possibility that some 70 percent of the country’s electricity grid could go dark as soon as April 2010,” the CANVAS leader stated that “an opposition group would be best served to take advantage of the situation and spin it against Chavez and towards their needs.”

Flash forward to March 2019,

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US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’


13-03-19 11:35:00,

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as ‘Watershed Event’ for ‘Galvanizing Public Unrest’


September 2010 memo by a US-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaido and his allies identifies the potential collapse of the country’s electrical sector as “a watershed event” that “would likely have the impact of galvanizing public unrest in a way that no opposition group could ever hope to generate.”

The memo has special relevance today as Guaido moves to exploit nationwide blackouts caused by a major failure at the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant at Guri dam – a crisis that Venezuela’s government blames on US sabotage.

It was authored by Srdja Popovic of the Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), a Belgrade-based “democracy promotion” organization funded by the US government that has trained thousands of US-aligned youth activists in countries where the West seeks regime change.

This group reportedly hosted Guaido and the key leaders of his Popular Will party for a series of training sessions, fashioning them into a “Generation 2007” determined to foment resistance to then-President Hugo Chavez and sabotage his plans to implement “21st century socialism” in Venezuela.

In the 2010 memo, CANVAS’s Popovic declared, “A key to Chavez’s current weakness is the decline in the electricity sector.” Popovic explicitly identified the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant as a friction point, emphasizing that “water levels at the Guri dam are dropping, and Chavez has been unable to reduce consumption sufficiently to compensate for the deteriorating industry.”

Speculating on a “grave possibility that some 70 percent of the country’s electricity grid could go dark as soon as April 2010,” the CANVAS leader stated that “an opposition group would be best served to take advantage of the situation and spin it against Chavez and towards their needs.”

Flash forward to March 2019, and the scenario outlined by Popovic is playing out almost exactly as he had imagined.

On March 7, just days after Guaido’s return from Colombia, where he participated in the failed and demonstrably violent February 23 attempt to ram a shipment of US aid across the Venezuelan border, the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant experienced a major and still unexplained collapse.

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This video will change the way you see food. #ZeroHunger starts with you. | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda


14-02-19 08:36:00,

Much of the daily content we publish is notable to us for various reasons. Having said that, the views and opinions expressed in this content, (articles, videos or any other content), are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the authors of this site.

As always, please do your own research. Please do not believe what you are told. Take what you like, and leave the rest.

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‘System change – not climate change’: kapitalisme versus het klimaat


07-02-19 02:24:00,

Op de klimaatmanifestaties zie je het bordje regelmatig opduiken: system change – not climate change. Het doet denken aan de uitspraak van Naomi Klein: ‘Vergeet alles wat je weet over de opwarming van het klimaat: CO2 is het probleem niet. Het probleem heet: kapitalisme!” Als de opwarming van de aarde te maken heeft met een economisch systeem, dan vraagt de slogan ‘verander het systeem, niet het klimaat’ naar een concrete invulling.

We bekijken eerst de werking van het huidige economische systeem, om vervolgens over te gaan naar een voorstel hoe we dat systeem kunnen veranderen.

In het kapitalistische systeem heeft een rijke minderheid macht over een meerderheid. Dat werd onlangs nog maar eens zichtbaar gemaakt door het rapport van OXFAM: de 26 rijkste mensen op onze planeet bezitten samen meer dan de 3,8 miljard armste mensen.

Macht verwerf je door het eigenaarschap van de grond, de banken en van zoveel mogelijk economische sectoren. Dat wordt bestendigd door een overheid die daarvoor de middelen geeft en ook het systeem beschermt. Daardoor ontstaan in een kapitalistische maatschappij twee groepen: aan de ene kant de bezitters, aan de andere kant een talrijke groep van mensen die hun geest- en handenarbeid verkopen in ruil voor een loon.

Rijk worden in een kapitalistische maatschappij realiseer je door meer uit je investering te halen dan wat je erin hebt gestoken. Als de overheid aan je kant staat, is dat niet moeilijk. De politici zullen dan zorgen voor een aangepaste wetgeving, dat de lonen laag worden gehouden, dat er voldoende ruimte wordt voorzien waarbinnen jezelf mag beslissen op welke manier je wat produceert en dat je de grondstoffen – nodig om je product te maken, goedkoop kan aanschaffen.

De gevolgen

De negatieve gevolgen van het kapitalistische systeem zijn hoe langer hoe meer zichtbaar. Doordat elke kapitalistische eigenaar afzonderlijk mag produceren, zoveel hij denkt te kunnen verkopen, wordt er veel grondstof verspild en schade toegebracht aan het milieu. Daarbovenop komt de vervuiling van lucht en water, veroorzaakt door de organisatie- productie- en distributiemethoden. En dan nog te zwijgen over de vervuilende producten die op de markt worden gebracht die de mentale en fysieke gezondheid schaden.

Om over de grondstoffen voor de productie te beschikken, zullen de bezitters samen met hun overheden alle mogelijke middelen gebruiken om landen te dwingen hun natuurlijke rijkdom goedkoop af te staan.

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Der Regime Change in den USA, in Großbritannien, in Frankreich, in Saudi-Arabien … ist dringend geboten.


30-01-19 10:45:00,

Zurzeit erleben wir ein grauenhaftes Schauspiel, eine echte Zumutung: Regierungen, die ihr Land schlecht bis miserabel regieren, beschäftigen sich – begleitet von massiver Propaganda – mit den Regierungen anderer Völker. Sie greifen wie im Falle Venezuelas direkt in die Innereien dieser Länder ein. (Siehe Hinweise von heute) Sie rechtfertigen das mit einer miserablen Bilanz der Regierung und mangelnder Wertorientierung. Aber wie sieht das denn bei ihnen zu Hause aus? Albrecht Müller.

  1. Die USA haben einen Präsidenten, der eine Mauer zum Nachbarland bauen will. Denken Sie mal an die Mauer in Berlin. Wollen wir mit Regierungen etwas zu tun haben, die Mauern zu den Nachbarn errichten, statt mit ihnen zusammenzuarbeiten? Die USA haben außerdem reihenweise Länder mit Kriegen überzogen. Millionen Tote, Zivilisten und Soldaten haben sie auf dem Kerbholz. Sie töten Menschen in anderen Teilen der Welt mittels Drohnen und ohne rechtliche Grundlage.

    Große Teile des eigenen Volkes leben unter schwierigen Bedingungen. Sie haben keine Krankenversicherung. Messbare Teile der Jugend sind Drogen verfallen. Hier nur die Info die ersten beiden Beiträge zum Thema bei Google:

    Die Drogen-Epidemie ist die neue Pest der USA – Politik …

    04.08.2017 – Ganze Regionen der USA werden von Opioiden überschwemmt. Und Präsident Trump ist kaum der richtige Mann, um die Krise zu lösen.

    Immer mehr Todesopfer: Drogenhölle USA – Ärzte Zeitung

    13.02.2017 – Die Zahl der Drogentoten in den Vereinigten Staaten ist in den vergangenen … Jahren in die Höhe geschnellt sind: von 2010 bis 2014 um 248 Prozent. … das Heroin, das unsere Jugendlichen vergiftet.” … Von den mehr als 27 Millionen Drogenabhängigen in Amerika ist nur ein Zehntel in Behandlung.

    Ein solches Land und sein Präsident spielen sich als Schiedsrichter über andere Völker auf. Und als Weltpolizisten. Wie lange wollen wir das noch hinnehmen? Warum sind so viele Deutsche absolut kritiklos gegenüber den USA? Klar, das ist die Folge einer jahrzehntelangen Propaganda nach dem Schema “gut und böse”.

    Die US-Amerikaner verdienen einen Regime Change.

  2. Die britische Regierung hat Großbritannien und das britische Volk in eine ausweglose Situation hineingefahren. Sie hat nichts getan, um den Schlamassel um den Brexit zu vermeiden. Sehr viele Menschen werden darunter zu leiden haben.

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US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence – Global Research


25-01-19 02:00:00,

The Latin American nation of Venezuela faces dangerous destabilization with the United States and its allies having recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as “president” and declaring actual Venezuelan president – Nicolas Maduro – no longer recognized.

In response, President Maduro has demanded US diplomatic personnel to leave the country.

Protests and counter-protests have reportedly taken to the streets as both sides attempt to seize the psychological and political initiative.

Why Venezuela? 

According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – the impetus for Washington’s sudden interest in Venezuela is the suffering of the Venezuelan people.

Reuters in their article titled, “Pompeo calls on Venezuela’s Maduro to step down, urges support from military,” would claim:

In a statement, Pompeo said Washington would support opposition leader Juan Guaido as he establishes a transitional government and prepares the country for elections. 

“The Venezuelan people have suffered long enough under Nicolas Maduro’s disastrous dictatorship,” Pompeo said. “We call on Maduro to step aside in favor of a legitimate leader reflecting the will of the Venezuelan people.”  

In truth, Washington’s motivation is the fact that according to The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves on Earth – more than Saudi Arabia and accounting for nearly a quarter of all OPEC production.

The US doesn’t necessarily need this oil in terms of energy – but in terms of maintaining a US-led unipolar international order – controlling or crippling nations with large amounts of hydrocarbons prevents the emergence of a multipolar world nations across the developing world seek, led by reemerging global power – Russia – and newly emerging global power – China.

A Venezuela governed by a stable political order able to produce wealth from its massive oil reserves – and dedicated to a multipolar alternative to Washington’s current international order is intolerable for Wall Street and Washington and explains the vast amount of time, energy, money, and resources the US has invested in destabilizing and overthrowing first President Hugo Chavez – with a coup attempt in 2002 – and now President Maduro.

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Regime Change in Venezuela: Trump, Almagro and Guaidó – The Troika of Insanity – Global Research


24-01-19 08:17:00,

As I write this comment events in Venezuela are still developing this January 23. The date marks the day Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was overthrown 61 years ago. It is an important date for all Venezuelans. It is understandable that the government and its supporters want to celebrate it with their banner of “Marcha por la Paz y la Soberania” (March for Peace and Sovereignty). But so does the opposition in Venezuela although their goal is quite different. They seek a coup d’état for a regime change publicly called for today by the vice-president of the US government, Mike Pence, on his own video tweet.

We have seen many different ways to achieve regime change when the US puts its mind to it, but this one today maybe the first, at least in my recollection (pending more research).

As the government supporters march in some areas of Caracas, opposition groups are not only marching, they are actually committing the most outrageous, albeit expected, action: they observe as Juan Guaidó, recently declared president of the in-contempt National Assembly, declares himself interim president of Venezuela!

US president Donald Trump and OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, quickly, evidently already prepared, announced their recognition of their choice of president for Venezuela; not the one that was legitimately and democratically elected. It is to be expected that the Canadian government will follow suit.

I am still trying to overcome my outrage as I write. Outrage at the stupidity of some humans when they have some power and they feel entitled to abuse it. That goes to Trump and Almagro. They have a total disregard for the international laws they are called to abide to, for the sovereignty of nations and for the will of 6.3 million Venezuelans who gave a majority vote to Maduro. Outrage at the level of blindness of some Venezuelans who do not recognize when they are being manipulated and become cheap political pawns in a dangerous game. Ambition? Greed? Inflated ego? Ignorance? Certainly it is not modesty and sanity.

As events are still developing we have more questions than answers. We know the reaction of the US government and Luis Almagro, but what will the legitimate government of Venezuela do? If this is an overt case of treason and real usurpation of power by the opposition,

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Change Your Phone Settings So Apple, Google Can’t Track Your Movements | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda


17-01-19 11:03:00,

By Jen KingStanford University

Technology companies have been pummeled by revelations about how poorly they protect their customers’ personal information, including an in-depth New York Times report detailing the ability of smartphone apps to track users’ locations. Some companies, most notably Apple, have begun promoting the fact that they sell products and services that safeguard consumer privacy.

Smartphone users are never asked explicitly if they want to be tracked every moment of each day. But cellular companies, smartphone makers, app developers and social media companies all claim they have users’ permission to conduct near-constant personal surveillance.

The underlying problem is that most people don’t understand how tracking really works. The technology companies haven’t helped teach their customers about it, either. In fact, they’ve intentionally obscured important details to build a multi-billion-dollar data economy based on an ethically questionable notion of informed consent.

How consumers are made to agree

Most companies disclose their data protection practices in a privacy policy; most software requires users to click a button saying they accept the terms before using the program.

But people don’t always have a free choice. Instead, it’s a “take-it-or-leave-it” agreement, in which a customer can use the service only if they agree.

Anyone who actually wants to understand what the policies say finds the details are buried in long legal documents unreadable by nearly everyone, perhaps except the lawyers who helped create them.

Often, these policies will begin with a blanket statement like “your privacy is important to us.” However, the actual terms describe a different reality. It’s usually not too far-fetched to say that the company can basically do whatever it wants with your personal information, as long as it has informed you about it.

U.S. federal law does not require that a company’s privacy policy actually protect users’ privacy. Nor are there any requirements that a company must inform consumers of its practices in clear, nonlegal language or provide consumers a notice in a user-friendly way.

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Regime Change In Riyadh? The CIA Has Just Publicly Dumped MbS


29-10-18 10:44:00,

A fascinating FT article suggests Western intelligence agencies have now dumped Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman after he’s been personally accused by world leaders — foremost among them Turkey’s President Erdogan and US President Trump — for ordering the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Implicit in the article, rich with quotes from current and former US and Western intelligence officials, is the further suggestion that these very intel operatives appear to now be actively seeking MbS’ ouster. 

But the other fascinating aspect to FT’s commentary is what it reveals about both the mainstream media and intelligence ‘deep state’ perspective on the kingdom and Middle East politics in general: a head of state is deemed good or bad insofar they are amenable to the goals of Western intelligence agencies. While this might be obvious to any student of the history of covert action in the 20th century, it is rare to see it acknowledged so out in the open in a mainstream publication. The FT article reads like a “bragging rights” competition over which crown prince could be better formed by US intelligence: MbS or his recently ousted cousin Mohammed bin Nayef (MbN)?

For the intelligence officials interviewed, some named but most unnamed, the ultimate problem is not that a sadistic crown prince just ordered that a prominent journalist be literally hacked up while still breathing, but that the resulting PR nightmare has damaged CIA and MI6 inroads into Riyadh. 

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, via AFP

According to FT

The slow collapse in trust, played out in public, represents a dramatic departure from the close and covert relationship that the CIA and MI6 developed with his ousted cousin and rival for power, Mohammed bin Nayef.

Essentially this translates to an absurd cry of “gone are the good ole days when the Saudi crown prince was a dutiful CIA asset!” Such CIA confessions to FT are astounding for their unabashed and barefaced frankness over just what US foreign policy actually values in an allied foreign leader. 

Now that MbS has quickly fallen out of favor with the “global community,”

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13-08-18 09:18:00,

Fast jeder dürfte schon einmal eine Mail von, verbunden mit dem Aufruf an einer Online-Petition zu einem bestimmten Thema teilzunehmen, in seinem Mailkasten gefunden haben.

Aber was wissen wir eigentlich über die Organisation

Finanziert wird das Portal laut eines Artikels der New York Times von 2014 von Leuten wie

  • Bill Gates, Gründer von Microsoft
  • Jerry Yang, Mitgründer von Yahoo,
  • Evan Williams, Mitgründer von Twitter
  • Richard Branson, Chef von Virgin Airlines
  • Pierre M. Omidyar, Mitgründer von ebay
  • Reid Hoffman, Mitgründer von LinkedIn

und ein paar weiteren Personen von insgesamt etwa einem Dutzend Investoren, die finanziell über Wasser halten. ist, was viele nicht wissen dürften, keine Non-Profit-Organisation, sondern eine For-Profit-Organisation wie Pierre M. Omidyar auf seiner eigenen Website schreibt:

Obwohl es sich um ein Dot-org-Websuffix handelt, handelt es sich um eine gewinnorientierte Firma.

(Despite having a dot-org web suffix, it is a for-profit company.)

Der Geschäftsführer von, Ben Rattray bestätigt mit nachfolgender Aussage (indirekt) Omidyar:

Der Grund, warum wir aufgabenorientierte Investoren mit langfristigen Horizonten suchen, ist, dass wir uns somit auf das Produkt konzentrieren können.

(The reason we want mission aligned investors with long-term horizons is so we can focus on the product.)

Doch von welchem “Produkt” spricht hier Rattray eigentlich?

Eigentlich ist die Antwort auf die Frage ganz einfach und offensichtlich. Das “Produkt” ist Social Engineering. Unter Social Engineering versteht man:

1. Die Verwendung einer zentralisierten Planung, um den sozialen Wandel zu bewältigen und die zukünftige Entwicklung und das Verhalten einer Gesellschaft zu regulieren.
2. (Im Kontext der Informationssicherheit) Die Verwendung von Täuschung, um Einzelpersonen dazu zu bringen, vertrauliche oder persönliche Informationen preiszugeben, die für betrügerische Zwecke verwendet werden können.

(1. The use of centralized planning in an attempt to manage social change and regulate the future development and behavior of a society.

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Climate Change is Real – Do Droughts Last 8.6 Years? | Armstrong Economics

Climate Change is Real – Do Droughts Last 8.6 Years? | Armstrong Economics

26-07-18 06:26:00,

It is time to begin to really investigate Climate Change for what our computer is forecasting is like a dramatic rise in volatility or a Panic Cycle to be more accurate. What does that mean? We are going to experience extremes on both sides. You will see record temperature in the summer of 100+ F and in the winter, bitterly cold freezing. The admixture of these types of trend plays hell with crops. We are looking at severe droughts. In Australia, we are looking at drought conditions that match the ‘Federation drought‘ which took place during the late 1880s and early 1890s. This also contributed to the rise in socialism. There was a major drought in the outback areas of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia killed many animals. There was a major loss of vegetative cover that led to erosion and a dust bowl. Many native edible plant species vanished with devastating consequences. Between 1895 and 1903 there was a major drought that impacted most of the country. They came to name it the ‘Federation drought‘ which lasted interestingly 8.6 years.

The American Dust Bowl also became known as “the Dirty Thirties” which began in 1930. Regular rainfall did not return to the region until the end of 1939, which finally brought the Dust Bowl years to a close. The severe drought hit the Midwest and Southern Great Plains during 1930. This resulted in major dust storms that began the following year in 1931 coinciding with the Sovereign Debt Crisis. By 1934, an estimated 35 million acres of formerly cultivated land had been rendered completely useless for farming.  Another 125 million acres was rapidly losing its topsoil. Once again, we have a period of 8.6 years.

Again, the next drought which began in late 1949 continued into late 1957 to early 1958 covering once more a duration of 8.6 years. This was also a severe drought in the United States. It did begin during the late 1940s in the Southwestern United States, which expanded into New Mexico and Texas during 1950 and 1951. The drought hit very hard in the Central Plains, Midwest and certain of the Rocky Mountain States, particularly between the years 1953 and 1957.  During 1956,

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You cannot Change the Mind of those Who Believe in Global Warming because it is their Religion | Armstrong Economics

You cannot Change the Mind of those Who Believe in Global Warming because it is their Religion | Armstrong Economics

16-07-18 02:31:00,

COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; there are just people who refuse to believe that global warming is wrong. When there are cold spells like that here in Australia, they argue there are equally a number of warm spots. They are leading us down the tubes. They will not yield and even consider that they are wrong and if so, what is the consequence of such a mistake.


ANSWER: Yes, when something is against Global Warming that rebuts saying cold spots are not science. Some of these cold snaps have been very strange indeed. Yet when it is warm, suddenly it is science. It even got warm in Siberia. There are placed that are normally a dessert that has suddenly burst with life. They refuse to consider the historical evidence that there have even been ice ages which implies that had to have also been warming periods way before the Industrial Age. The completely ignore the science of how ice ages are even created which takes place WHEN the ice at the North Pole melts and that allows water to evaporate and return as snow. They portray that when the ice melts, the oceans will rise and New York and Miami will be under water. They spin that as science which is just sophistry. In essence, they refuse to believe in the cyclical nature of everything. I suppose they also assume they will live forever since their denial of cycles must mean they too will never die.

The Poles flip. Ask anyone in geology and they will tell you that rocks are magnetized in the direction of the North Pole when they are formed from an erupting volcano. We are watching a number of volcanos erupting not just in the Pacific, but also in Siberia. We know that the North Pole has been all over the place and it is moving more rapidly today than ever before in recent years when we have tracked it. The last time it flipped was over 700,000 years ago so we do not have recorded history to understand what actually happens. The poles flip about every 11 years on the Sun. But nobody lives there so they can’s tell us what to expect.

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US Regime Change and its Armies of “Garbage” | New Eastern Outlook

US Regime Change and its Armies of “Garbage” | New Eastern Outlook

05-06-18 08:18:00,


America’s “color revolutions” are polished by the Western media to portray opposition as daring heroes. However, the truth is far less flattering, and even compromising.

Had James Buchanan – writing for the Guardian in his article, “‘This country has no freedom!’: how Thailand’s punks are railing against the junta” – told the truth about who Kitikea ‘Pure Punk’ Kanpim was and the subculture of substance abuse and woman-beating he represented – the article likely would never have been published. 

But telling the truth is not the business the Guardian is in – telling narratives that buttress the US-European corporate-driven agenda is. And the agenda for Thailand is regime change.

Just as the Western media sold the world tales of brutal terrorists representing “freedom” and “democracy” in nations like Libya and Syria in 2011 or right wing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine in 2014 – the Western media is rummaging through the lowest common denominator in Thai society to portray a fringe anti-government movement as a “popular uprising.”To that end, Buchanan’s article portrays drug-addled woman-beaters like Kanpim as disingenuously as he does Thailand’s political crisis.His article claims:

Anger at repression is quelled under the military dictatorship – but the country’s punk scene is turning the protest volume back up again.

It continued:

The provocative slogan, directed at junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, helped the event’s Facebook page go viral, piquing the interest of pro-democracy activists and putting the small underground scene in the national spotlight.

Despite Prayuth Chan-ocha being Prime Minister of Thailand – the Western media has repeatedly used the slur “junta leader” to depict both the prime minister himself and the nation’s government as a backwards 3rd world dictatorship.

Yet no mention is made of what precipitated the 2014 military coup in Thailand that brought both to power – not by Buchanan in the Guardian – and not anywhere else across the Western media.

 Western Media’s Contempt for Context

The previous government was headed by US-backed billionaire ex-prime minister, mass murderer, and now fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra via his own sister who openly ran as his proxy during 2011 elections. After coming to power in 2011,

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Climate Change & the 43-Year Cycle | Armstrong Economics

Climate Change & the 43-Year Cycle | Armstrong Economics

24-05-18 09:03:00,

QUESTION: Dear Martin,

I was browsing through the website of NASA and came across a graph (see attachment).

It shows the temperature differences between 1880 and 2012. As far as I can see there seems to be a +/- 40-year cycle. I have edited it with the red vertical lines. The end of the current 40-year cycle should be around 2020, which, if I am not mistaken, coincides with a date you have mentioned previously in one of your blogs. This could mean that around that date a new 40-year cycle should start and temperatures should decline. What is your opinion on this?

Best regards,


ANSWER: Yes, not bad. Look closely. The Japanese data seems to be the least messed with. The others have recalculated the data numerous times to get the biggest effect. Our model shows a 43-year cycle to be precise. That is driven by the energy output of the sun for it tests back into ancient times as well. The Japanese data is the least “politically correct” data whereas the US versions have an agenda behind them to justify raising taxes as if we can really change the climate of the entire planet. They get away with this because they confuse people with pollution and climate change. Hospital waste dumped in the sea does not change the climate but is disgusting and dangerous in spreading disease.

The energy output of the sun peaked in 2015 and has been crashing faster than anyone thought possible. The fascinating thing as you look at the chart and see the cycle. They do not. They forecast linearly whatever trend is in motion will last forever.

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Auf dem Weg zum Regime Change in Russland wäre ein Teil-Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft ein weiterer Schritt. Campact hilft dabei. Ein Einordnungsversuch. –

Auf dem Weg zum Regime Change in Russland wäre ein Teil-Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft ein weiterer Schritt. Campact hilft dabei. Ein Einordnungsversuch. –

13-04-18 08:28:00,

13. April 2018 um 16:59 Uhr | Verantwortlich:

Auf dem Weg zum Regime Change in Russland wäre ein Teil-Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft ein weiterer Schritt. Campact hilft dabei. Ein Einordnungsversuch.

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Albrecht Müller

Was um uns herum vorgeht – von immer neuen Meldungen und Aktionen im Falle Skripal über die Attacken auf Nordstream 2, die neuen Sanktionen der USA gegen Russland und die Meldungen zu Syrien – erscheint sehr verwirrend. Irrsinnig könnte man es auch nennen. Die folgenden Anmerkungen sind ein Versuch zur Einordnung verschiedener rätselhafter Vorgänge. Rätselhaft ist vor allem die Tatsache, dass Russland sowohl bei der Affäre Skripal als auch im Falle Syriens auf die Anklagebank zu sitzen kam, obwohl seine Verantwortung und Schuld ausgesprochen zweifelhaft sind. Bei diesem Einordnungsversuch ist die Erkenntnis, dass wir es vor allem mit Meinungsmache und mit einer Propagandaschlacht zu tun haben, von großer Bedeutung. Die Meinungsmache dient der Durchsetzung der westlichen Interessen und notfalls der Kriegvorbereitung durch einseitige Schuldzuweisung. Albrecht Müller.

Dieser Beitrag ist auch als Audio-Podcast verfügbar.

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Meinungsmache und Propaganda werden von Entscheidungen und Schachzügen verschiedener Personen und Einrichtungen gestützt.

Dazu gehört auch ein kleiner Schachzug, der letzte Woche auf den Tisch kam: eine Campact-Petition für den Boykott der Fußballweltmeisterschaft in Russland. Man muss kein Fußball-Fan sein und schon gar kein Fan von Meisterschaften, um zu verstehen, dass der Boykott der Weltmeisterschaft durch eine nennenswerte Zahl von westlichen Staaten ein herber Schlag für Russland und die russische Führung sein würde. Damit würde die Konfrontation zwischen West und Ost weiter verschärft. Das passt ins Bild, das mit uns viele Leser der NachDenkSeiten und ehemalige Förderer von Campact von dieser Organisation haben. Dies nur als Vorbemerkung aus aktuellem Anlass. Und jetzt der Einordnungsversuch:

Im Westen hat sich die Linie der Konfrontation durchgesetzt. Diese wird angetrieben von der Vorstellung, es müsse unbedingt eine monopolare Welt, geführt von den USA und begleitet von der NATO, geben.

Diese Vorstellung von einer imperialen Weltordnung ist gepaart mit der neoliberalen Ideologie und im Kern auch von der Vorstellung,

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Climate Change – Catastrophic or Linear Slow Progression? | Armstrong Economics

Climate Change – Catastrophic or Linear Slow Progression? | Armstrong Economics

08-03-18 08:56:00,

woolyrhinoIndeed, science was turned on its head after a discovery in 1772 near Vilui, Siberia, of an intact frozen woolly rhinoceros, which was followed by the more famous discovery of a frozen mammoth in 1787. You may be shocked, but these discoveries of frozen animals with grass still in their stomachs set in motion these two schools of thought since the evidence implied you could be eating lunch and suddenly find yourself frozen, only to be discovered by posterity.


The discovery of the woolly rhinoceros in 1772, and then frozen mammoths, sparked the imagination that things were not linear after all. These major discoveries truly contributed to the “Age of Enlightenment” where there was a burst of knowledge erupting in every field of inquisition. Such finds of frozen mammoths in Siberia continue to this day. This has challenged theories on both sides of this debate to explain such catastrophic events. These frozen animals in Siberia suggest strange events are possible even in climates that are not that dissimilar from the casts of dead victims who were buried alive after the volcanic eruption of 79 AD at Pompeii in ancient Roman Italy. Animals can be grazing and then suddenly freeze abruptly. That climate change was long before man invented the combustion engine.

Even the field of geology began to create great debates that perhaps the earth simply burst into a catastrophic convulsion and indeed the planet was cyclical — not linear. This view of sequential destructive upheavals at irregular intervals or cycles emerged during the 1700s. This school of thought was perhaps best expressed by a forgotten contributor to the knowledge of mankind, George Hoggart Toulmin in his rare 1785 book, “The Eternity of the World“:

” ••• convulsions and revolutions violent beyond our experience or conception, yet unequal to the destruction of the globe, or the whole of the human species, have both existed and will again exist ••• [terminating] ••• an astonishing succession of ages.”

Id./p3, 110


In 1832, Professor A. Bernhardi argued that the North Polar ice cap had extended into the plains of Germany. To support this theory,

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Iran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

Iran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic Protests

03-01-18 12:14:00,

Iran – Regime Change Agents Hijack Economic

By Moon Of Alabama

December 30, 2017 “Information
Clearing House

–   Yesterday and today saw some small
protests in Iran. They are probably the
first stage of a large “regime change”
operation run by the U.S. and Israel with
the help of Iranian terrorist group.

Earlier this
month the White House and the Zionist


for a new assault on Iran:

delegation led by Israel’s National
Security Adviser met with senior
American officials in the White House
earlier this month for a joint
discussion on strategy to counter Iran’s
aggression in the Middle East, a senior
U.S. official confirmed to Haaretz.

Another report
about the meeting


Israeli officials on the result:

U.S. and Israel see eye to eye the
different developments in the region and
especially those that are connected to
Iran. We reached at understandings
regarding the strategy and the policy
needed to counter Iran. Our
understandings deal with the overall
strategy but also with concrete goals,
way of action and the means which need
to be used to get obtain those goals.“


is probably a result of the above meeting:

Hundreds took to the streets of Iran’s
second largest city of Mashad on
Thursday to protest over high prices,
shouting slogans against the government.

Videos posted on social media showed
demonstrators in Mashad in northwest
Iran, one of the holiest places in Shia
Islam, chanting “death to (President
Hassan) Rouhaniâ€

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