Crisis in de wetenschap? – Viruswaanzin

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07-07-20 06:30:00,

Nadat de Lancet het artikel over HCQ heeft terug getrokken, zijn er sterke aanwijzingen dat er iets mis in de wetenschap.[1,2,3]

Na meerdere retracties bij medische journals, lijkt dit dus niet op zich te staan.[4,5] Meerdere groepen onafhankelijke wetenschappers hebben in verschillende toonaangevende publicaties clusters van artikelen gevonden die de test van peer review niet doorstaan zouden mogen hebben. Wat gaat er mis? Eerder werd al aangetoond dat er erg veel gepubliceerd wordt.[6] Een fenomeen dat ik in mijn eigen wetenschappelijke carrière ook al heb gehekeld (publicatie diaree). Maar in Coronatijden lijkt het probleem flink verergert, er wordt zoveel gepubliceerd dat de reviewers het niet kunnen bolwerken.[7]

Maar gaat het hier om een overbelasting of is er meer aan de hand?

Na de bekentenis van de chief editor werd duidelijk dat het grote geld zijn klauwen heeft gezet in de integriteit van de wetenschap [8,9]. Al jaren zijn overheden het onderzoek aan het ‘outsourcen’, geldstromen uit de industrie worden toegejuicht, dat daarmee tevens inspraak in het onderzoek en publicatie binnengehaald wordt lijkt geen geheim meer[10]. De publieke opinie lijkt nu scheidsrechter in het geschil over de wetenschappelijke betrouwbaarheid, is de wetenschap nog te vertrouwen?[11]

In het huidige klimaat waar de status quo de fundamenten van de wetenschap niet ter discussie stelt, niet ge stress-test wordt, kabbelt het wel voort, maar op het moment dat er gereageerd moet worden op een crisis stort het fundament in een [12]

Alsof dit nog niet alarmerend genoeg was, wordt er toch terug gegrepen naar

wat werkt, wat bekend is ondanks dat er in het recente verleden aantoonbare fouten zijn gemaakt[13,14]. Dat het hier niet slechts om systeem falen handelt, wordt duidelijk wanneer er meerdere clusters van verdachte artikelen worden ‘ontdekt’. Ontdekte clusters behelzen tot nu toe het tegenhouden van medicatie[15,16], het verkondigen van het vaccin als enige redmiddel[17,18]. En het rechtvaardigen van de lockdown maatregelen[19,20,21,22,23].

De bodem lijkt helaas nog niet in zicht, elke dag worden er meer verdachte artikelen ‘geflagged’.

Een aantal punten die hierbij opvallen zijn:

1. Het gaat om clusters die iets bewijzen (vaccines, lockdowns, medicatie)

2. De titels zijn ‘overreaching’ en politiek of beleidsmatig.

3. De methodes zijn veelal metastudies, wat een ander woord is voor 3 dimensionale curve fitting.

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The COVID Crisis Supercharged The War On Cash, Part 2

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02-07-20 06:34:00,

Authored by Claudio Grass,

Read Part 1 here…

With cash being presented not just as a danger to society and to national security, but also as a direct health hazard due to the coronavirus, the push towards digital alternatives has been massively reinforced over the last few months…

The digital “toll”

It doesn’t require too dark an imagination to realize the gravity of the concerns over the digital yuan. China is a true pioneer when it comes surveillance, censorship and political oppression and the digital age has given an incredibly efficient and effective arsenal to the state. Adding money to that toolkit was a move that was planned for many years and it is abundantly clear how useful a tool it can be for any totalitarian regime. The ability to track citizens’ transactions, access their financial data, control and freeze the account of anyone that presents a potential threat, it all opens the door to the ultimate oppression: total control over private resources, over people’s livelihoods and their capacity to cover their basic needs. 

But we don’t even have to wait for the first signs of abuse of the system. As part of the government’s COVID relief spending packages, digital vouchers were loaded to Chinese citizens’ smartphones to encourage them to spend in their local stores. According to Dr. Shirley Yu, visiting fellow at the London School of Economics: “Digital coupons allow the Chinese government to trace the usage of these coupons,” and they “allow the government to know which sector is most helped, who uses it and where money is actually spent”. Of course, if the government has access to data that allows them check if their policies were well transmitted and if the money was spent as they intended, they can also use that data to check and trace any transactions for any other purpose. 

Xu Yuan, a senior researcher with Peking University’s Digital Finance Research Cen­tre, highlighted the regulatory benefits of making all cash flow in society traceable.

“In theory, following the launch of the digital yuan, there will be no transaction that regulatory authorities will not be able to see – cash flows will be completely traceable,” Xu said in an interview.

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FOOD CRISIS: “Things Are About to Get Much Worse”

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01-07-20 07:23:00,

By Ice Age Farmer

Our food system is being systematically destroyed in order to pave the way for a new, FAKE FOOD system of control. UN officials warn that we are now entering Phase 2: “Food Crisis and Economic Collapse,” as Germany shuts down its largest beef and pork processing plant, the Netherlands starts culling animals for “fear of coronavirus spread,” and the US shuts 60+ food processing plants.

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The COVID Crisis Supercharged The War On Cash, Part 1

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01-07-20 06:53:00,

Authored by Claudio Grass,

The corona crisis has already taken a very high toll and caused deep damage in our societies and our economies, the extent of which is yet to become apparent. We have seen its impact on productivity, on unemployment, on social cohesion and on political division. However, there is another very worrying trend that has been accelerated under the veil of fear and confusion that the pandemic has spread. The war on cash, that was already underway for almost a decade, has been drastically intensified over the last few months. 

The “problem”

Over the last years, and as the war on cash escalated, we’ve gotten used to hear certain arguments or “reasons” on why we should all abandon paper money and move en masse to an exclusively digital economy. These talking points have been repeated over and over, in most western economies and by countless institutional figures. “Cash is used by terrorists, money launderers and criminals” is arguably the most oft-repeated one, as it’s been widely employed in most debates about the digital transition. Just a couple of years ago, it was also used by Mario Draghi, to support the decision to scrap the 500 euro note. We didn’t get any specific information or data about how many terrorists were actually using this high-denomination note, but we do know a lot of law-abiding citizens were using it to save, as did small business owners for their operational liquidity needs.

Now, however, the corona crisis has introduced a whole new direction of anti-cash rhetoric and fresh arguments in favor of a digital economy. Even in the early stages of the pandemic, when essentially nothing was concretely known about the virus itself or its transmission, the seeds of new fears were already planted by sensational media reports and fear-mongering political and institutional figures. The insidious idea that “you can catch Covid through cash” might have been prematurely spread, but it did stick in most people’s minds. This is, of course, understandable, given the extremely high levels of uncertainty and anxiety in the general public. Wanting to eliminate potential threats was a natural instinct and so was the urge to take back at least some control over our lives, after they’d been suddenly thrown into utter chaos in the wake of the global economic freeze.

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Een crisis in de wetenschap, lockdown is een schande. – Wakker Mens

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17-06-20 09:13:00,

Een van de meest verhelderende interviews over Corona.
Wij zijn geen nieuws-jagers dus het kan zijn dat enigen van u het onderstaande interview al kennen.

Een productie van Cafe Weltschmerz

De maatregelen die door onze overheid zijn genomen, zouden op wetenschap gebaseerd zijn. Het zou noodzakelijk zijn om ons allen op te sluiten. Waarom anders zo’n heftige inbreuk op onze (grond)rechten? Echter, als we dieper kijken zien we een spel van belangen en zwakten binnen de wetenschap, waardoor fout na fout gemaakt wordt. Dat zagen we al toen Maurice de Hond liet zien dat de W.H.O. en het RIVM met hun voorspellingen er naast zaten. De aannames die zijn gemaakt blijken volledig verkeerd en gevaarlijk. Nu is er veel meer bekend, en toch blijven we lang in deze lockdown. De schade aan onze maatschappij hoopt enorm op. Willem Engel (Analytical Bioscientist) doet een boek open nadat hij zelf de diepte van de wetenschap is in gedoken. Bijna alles stinkt.

Willem Engel en Jeroen Pols zijn een kort geding begonnen tegen de staat der Nederlanden waarin ze het opheffen van alle maatregelen eisen. viruswaanzin.nl
Alle gegevens en de powerpoint staan bij ons op de website, http://www.cafeweltschmerz.nl

 

Een crisis in de wetenschap, lockdown is een schande.
Een interview van Willem Engel door Ramon Bril
(Bron op YouTube)

Zie hier hoe we met video trackers omgaan.

Hier een ingekorte versie op YouTube

 

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US and EU provoke food crisis in Syria

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12-06-20 10:35:00,

The International Coalition having abandoned all hope of destroying the Syrian Arab Republic by force, the United States and the European Union are now seeking to achieve the same result by making people hungry.

The siege of Syria has begun. Economic sanctions have been severely tightened and will be further squeezed in mid-June. Any person or entity that trades with Syria will be harshly penalized by the United States and the European Union (Caesar Law).

Such “sanctions” are illegal under international law. Those preventing the supply of medical equipment are guilty of crimes under the Geneva Conventions.

Jihadists in the north and US troops in the south have started setting fire to fields in a coordinated fashion. Syria has filed a complaint with the United Nations Security Council.

Within a few days, imported food became impossible to find and the price of local food soared. The Syrian pound collapsed on the foreign exchange market and is currently trading on the black market at a quarter of its official value.

Meanwhile, President Bashar al-Assad prepared a plan for food self-sufficiency, which will require several years of agricultural implementation. Russia will save the population in the short term, but time is of the essence if starvation in the medium term is to be avoided.

Protests against food shortages started on 9 June. Syria never experienced a food crisis, not even during the war, except in the areas occupied by the jihadists where the population was coerced into giving them food.

On 11 June 2020 President al-Assad dismissed the president of the Council of Ministers, Imad Khamis. Syria is a presidential regime like the United States. She, therefore, does not have a Prime Minister, as wrongly reported in the Western media. The new president of the Council of Ministers is Hussein Arnous, at least until the legislative elections scheduled for July 19.

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COVID crisis could UNIFY world’s largest oil companies

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25-05-20 06:48:00,

Giant M&A deals are in the making following the oil price crisis, but the market may not see the typical kind of merger.

Sir Winston Churchill once admonished leaders to never let a good crisis go to waste. Wall Street banks and other large banks have been paying attention: They were shrewd enough to seize the opportunity presented by the last financial crisis to get hard-nosed government agencies to approve giant M&A deals they would otherwise have frowned upon.

The oil sector should take its cue from the banking sector and try out a little Churchillian wisdom. 

Rob Cox, global correspondent for Reuters Breakingviews, seems to feel that is inevitable. He has told Reuters that the Covid-19 crisis could lead to merger mania in sectors like telecoms, auto, consumer goods, and energy.

But unlike the mid-cap energy mergers that had begun to break out before the crisis struck, Rob says tie-ups between giant producers like ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), Chevron (NYSE:CVX) and BP (NYSE:BP) among others is now within the realm of possibility.

Cutting Costs

Pre-crisis notions about competition and antitrust concerns, Cox argues for Reuters, might take a backseat as economies emerge from lockdowns with governments changing tack and beginning to prioritize building industries with better operational efficiencies, lower costs, and healthier balance sheets. 

Read more

‘This is the beginning of the greatest financial crisis in US history’: Peter Schiff makes dire predictions to Boom Bust

Giant energy companies could use the cost-cutting gambit to justify mammoth deals that would otherwise fail to pass muster.

Under this backdrop, Exxon and Chevron might bandy together, and even throw in BP for good measure, to form the acronymous “ExChevBrit” whose combined market cap of $425 billion and reserve pool of ~70 billion barrels of oil equivalent would still pale in comparison to Saudi Aramco’s $1.6 trillion value and 270 billion Boe.

The financial crisis of 2008 that crippled the global banking sector, Cox notes, opened the way for mega-mergers such as Bank of America paying $50 billion for Merrill Lynch; Wells Fargo ponying up $15.1 billion to snag West Coast rival Wachovia and high-street lender Lloyds TBS coughing up £12 billion for HBOS.

Cox concludes by predicting that the backlash facing sprawling conglomerates such as 3M, 

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The Perpetual Crisis: Now The WHO Is Telling Us That COVID-19 “May Never Go Away”

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15-05-20 05:39:00,

Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com,

Are you ready for “the new normal” to become permanent?  Originally, most of us assumed that “shelter-in-place orders” and “social distancing restrictions” would just be temporary, but now top health officials are warning us that some of these temporary measures may have to remain in place for the foreseeable future.  That means that our lives could be severely disrupted for a long time to come.  In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci just told a Senate Committee that it may not be safe for schools all over America to reopen when the next school year begins in the fall.  Apparently Fauci and other medical “experts” believe that it will not be possible for us to fully go back to our normal lives as long as this virus keeps spreading.

But how long are we really supposed to wait?

The truth is that this pandemic could still potentially be in the early chapters.  The Spanish Flu pandemic lasted for three full years, and we could possibly be facing a similar scenario.

And this week WHO official Mike Ryan warned that this virus could even become “endemic”, and if that happens it “may never go away”

“It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away,” WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan told an online briefing.

“I think it is important we are realistic and I don’t think anyone can predict when this disease will disappear,” he added. “I think there are no promises in this and there are no dates. This disease may settle into a long problem, or it may not be.”

In other words, Ryan is saying that this virus could become like a flu that keeps reappearing year after year.

So what are we going to do if that happens?

Are we supposed to have shutdowns every year whenever a new wave of COVID-19 infections starts happening?

Of course the lockdowns haven’t really been that effective anyway.  They may have temporarily slowed down the spread of the virus, but eventually most of the U.S.

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Covid-19 crisis leaves 700,000 children without sufficient food in Italy – report

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11-05-20 03:26:00,

The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic hardship has left 700,000 children under 15 years of age in Italy without enough food, the country’s biggest farming organization has warned.

“The number of children under the age of 15 who need help to get milk or food to eat has risen to 700,000,” the farmers organization Coldiretti said in a statement released on Sunday, which was Mother’s Day in Italy.

The “critical” situation has been “aggravated in many families by the closure of schools and school restaurants” which were where many children received a guaranteed hot meal every day, the union said.

The children affected are often from families whose parents lost temporary employment due to the Covid-19 lockdown, as well as “small traders or artisans who have had to close.” Undocumented workers “who do not receive special subsidies or public aid and have no savings” are also struggling, it added.

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While the whole country has been affected, the regions worst hit economically are in the south, with 20 percent of the new poor in Campania, 14 percent in Calabria, and 11 percent in Sicily.

The situation has been made worse by rising food prices, with the organization saying the price of fruit went up by over eight percent in April, while vegetables were up five percent, milk up over four percent, and cold meats up around 3.5 percent.

Italy, the first European nation to enter lockdown, began a partial easing of its restrictions on May 4, with manufacturing and construction the first industries to restart. Shops are expected to open on May 18, with restaurants and bars not due to open until June. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday, however, that some restrictions may be eased earlier than planned.

The country’s death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 30,000 on May 8, with over 219,000 confirmed cases of the infection recorded across Italy by Monday.

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‘Situation fragile’: EU says borders should stay closed until June 15 on Covid-19 fears

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What If The Crisis Is One Without End… Like George Orwell’s Perpetual War

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11-05-20 10:30:00,

Submitted by Luke Eastwood

Notions of Freedom

We are living in strange times indeed, this crisis raises many questions about the nature of freedom and what our expectations are, or should be.  Everyone has their own notions about what freedom means and how far that should extend to oneself and indeed, to everyone else.

I want to start with a look at where we’ve come from before I look at where we are now, as I feel it gives a better understanding of our definitions of freedom and a better context for viewing where we are, at this moment in time.

Society probably started with the tribe – maybe not even having a leader if the numbers where small enough, say 10 people. Tribes of scores or more obviously became hard to manage and so, undoubtedly, this led to the idea of a leader or a group of leaders – a chief, or a council of chiefs. Such a system seems to have worked well, so long as the chiefs acted in the best interest of the tribe, and not in their own best interest. Tribes and early kingdoms often had a mechanism for dealing with a poor leader – the  symbolic marriage of the leader to the land and the right to depose, or even excute, a leader that failed to live up to expectations.

Such concepts of leadership are ancient but have survived in various places into the  modern era,  including Ireland where I live. Although the practice associated with this custom is long gone, knowledge of it remains vaguely in the public consciousness and more definitively in the realms of scholarship and Celtic Neo-Paganism.  However, societies across the globe began to move beyond this cherished accountability millenia ago – with the rise of depsotic monarchy, something that still exists as an unfortunate anachronism even now.

 As tribes grew into countries and countries grew into empires, monarchs became decreasingly accountable to their citizens, or rather subjects – those who are subjugated. While many monarchs felt an obligation, both ‘divine’ and moral to behave with care and responsibility, others acted in pure self interest, free of any accountability for their actions. With the backing a large army or, sizeable personal guard, it became increasing difficult to hold monarchs accountable and one had to rely on goodwill in most cases,

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The Covid-19 Crisis as an Insight into a Wider Agenda | New Eastern Outlook

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29-04-20 07:50:00,

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The current influenza outbreak has killed less than half 1 million people worldwide, and at least in the more developed countries the rate of infection has slowed or even reduced. It is far too early to claim that the pandemic has been defeated, and the potential for significant increases in the number of deaths in Africa and South America still exists, particularly as their health services are not as advanced as that enjoyed by North America, Europe, Australasia and most of Asia.

One of the outstanding characteristics of the present pandemic has been an unprecedented closing down of developed economies, as well as unprecedented restrictions on national and international travel. Arguably, there has been a massive over-reaction to the actual scale of the problem. Just by way of comparison for example, the so-called Spanish flu of 1919 (which ironically had its origins in the United States) killed between 50 and 100 million people (Spinney “Pale Rider” 2017). The current pandemic is highly improbable to reach remotely comparable levels, either absolutely or as a percentage of the total population.

What is perhaps different about this pandemic is that it has been used as a weapon to mount the most extraordinary vilification of China by, among others, the President of the United States. Trump’s extraordinary verbal attacks upon China have been faithfully repeated by some other countries whose allegiance to the United States outweighs logic, common sense, and most importantly, the actual evidence.

The western mainstream media has been guilty of endless repetition of these mindless claims, despite authoritative voices pointing out that such allegations lack an evidential foundation.

For example, the respected journal Nature on 17 March 2020 reported on the results of investigations by a team of United States, British and Australian researchers. They argued that on the basis of their investigations into the source of COVID-19, they could “not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is possible.” They went on to say that “our analysis clearly shows that SARS-Cov-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus.”

A similar line of argument was advanced by a group of 27 public health scientists from eight different countries. In a letter to the medical journal Lancet in March of this year they “strongly condemned” conspiracy theories that suggested that Covid-19 did not have a natural origin.

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Deze crisis vraagt om een visie voor iedereen, in plaats van een app voor alles

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15-04-20 06:35:00,

Er staat veel druk op het kabinet om de intelligente lockdown af te bouwen. Minister van Volksgezondheid zegt “behoedzaam en verstandig” te willen opereren. In haar haast lijkt het ministerie echter te kiezen voor schijnveiligheid in plaats van duurzame oplossingen. De menselijke maat en de mens worden daarbij uit het oog verloren.

portret Evelyn Austin

Profielfoto van Rejo Zenger

Een app met veel vragen

Het Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport onderzoekt welke apps kunnen bijdragen aan de bestrijding van het coronavirus. Een app waarmee je in contact kunt komen met een huisarts, ten eerste. En een app die ons waarschuwt wanneer we in de buurt zijn geweest van iemand die besmet blijkt. De vraagstukken die het ministerie wil oplossen zijn nauwelijks in kaart gebracht. Deskundigen uit alle denkbare domeinen, waaronder de geneeskunde, hebben aan de noodrem getrokken. En toch drukt het ministerie door.

En hoe! Het ministerie publiceerde afgelopen zaterdag een call waarop binnen 68 uur, over een lang Paasweekend, moest worden gereageerd. Ze vroeg om oplossingen die “binnen enkele dagen breed uitgerold kunnen worden naar burgers in Nederland.” Transparantie over de vervolgstappen in het aanbestedingsproces is geschrapt “wegens dwingende spoed”. Wat blijft er over? Een overhaast proces dat een ongedefinieerd probleem adresseert.

Wat weten we wél?

Onze overheid moet niet alleen onze gezondheid beschermen, maar ook onze vrijheden. Daarom publiceerden wij precies een week geleden, samen met andere deskundigen op het gebied van informatietechnologie, computerbeveiliging, en de bescherming van fundamentele grondrechten, een lijst van uitgangspuntenManifest: “Veilig tegen corona”. Als (als!) er een contactonderzoek-app moet komen, dan op deze manier. De ambtenaren hebben die lijst van eisen gezien, maar hebben lang niet alle voorwaarden overgenomen. Zo stelt het ministerie dat de “gegevens die je smartphone verlaten op geen enkele wijze iets mogen zeggen over verplaatsingsgedrag, tijdstip, locatie of sociale netwerk van die persoon.” Maar al die gegevens heb je voor het doen van contactonderzoek überhaubt helemaal niet nodig. Waarom worden die dan wel verzameld?

Daarnaast gaat de inzet van de app voor contactonderzoek alleen goed werken als veel mensen de app installeren. Dat doen mensen enkel als de app veilig en betrouwbaar is. Daarvoor moet de broncode openbaar zijn,

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Who and what is behind the Crisis in Saudi Arabia? | New Eastern Outlook

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04-04-20 09:05:00,

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One of the key players in the global fossil fuel market – Saudi Arabia – a rich and influential kingdom, is currently experiencing quite a severe crisis. Saudi Arabia’s outward stability as a nation state and its rulers’ seemingly firm grip on power belie deep-seated rifts, the discontent felt by the elite and social tensions.

A high unemployment rate among the youth, wide-spread poverty, and tensions not only within the royal family but also between Sunni and Shia Muslims are all factors that call into question the ability of the Saudi rulers to maintain stability within the kingdom and to hold onto power in the long-term. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud promised his people decisive reform and innovation, with the help of, for instance, Saudi Vision 2030. However, implementing changes within a conservative religious society is not easy, and other questionable steps taken by Mohammad Bin Salman only tend to make things worse.

Tensions that have built up within Saudi Arabia’s closed society for a long time could erupt at any time nowadays for many reasons. Some people are dissatisfied with the rapid pace of changes proposed by Mohammad Bin Salman while others are unhappy about how slow they are. At present, the kingdom is at crossroads as its economy and the standard of living in the nation are deteriorating because crude oil prices are low; the war in Yemen is a fiasco and so is the blockade of Qatar, and Iran’s influence is expanding in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. And the succession to the throne is in question too.

In addition, the Crown Prince’s personal issues are having a negative impact on his relationship with Washington. The author believes that unfortunately for Mohammad Bin Salman, he “bet on the wrong horse” during the US election race, and despite his reputation for being adept at backroom politics, after the Democrats lost in November 2016, his relationship with the key backer, the United States, began to deteriorate. According to the author, Donald Trump has not forgotten about the active support the Crown Prince provided to his opponents and, apparently, even tried to instigate a coup in Saudi Arabia in autumn 2017. Its aim was to ensure that a Saudi prince more loyal to Donald Trump came to power.

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Here Comes The Next Crisis: Up To 30% Of All Mortgages Will Default In “Biggest Wave Of Delinquencies In History”

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03-04-20 02:29:00,

Unlike in the 2008 financial crisis when a glut of subprime debt, layered with trillions in CDOs and CDO squareds, sent home prices to stratospheric levels before everything crashed scarring an entire generation of homebuyers, this time the housing sector is facing a far more conventional problem: the sudden and unpredictable inability of mortgage borrowers to make their scheduled monthly payments as the entire economy grinds to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And unfortunately this time the crisis will be far worse, because as Bloomberg reports mortgage lenders are preparing for the biggest wave of delinquencies in history. And unless the plan to buy time works – and as we reported earlier there is a distinct possibility the Treasury’s plan to provide much needed liquidity to America’s small businesses may be on the verge of collapse – an even worse crisis may be coming: mass foreclosures and mortgage market mayhem.

Borrowers who lost income from the coronavirus, which is already a skyrocketing number as the 10 million new jobless claims in the past two weeks attests, can ask to skip payments for as many as 180 days at a time on federally backed mortgages, and avoid penalties and a hit to their credit scores. But as Bloomberg notes, it’s not a payment holiday and eventually homeowners they’ll have to make it all up.

According to estimates by Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi, as many as 30% of Americans with home loans – about 15 million households – could stop paying if the U.S. economy remains closed through the summer or beyond.

“This is an unprecedented event,” said Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also points out another way the current crisis is different from the 2008 GFC: “The great financial crisis happened over a number of years. This is happening in a matter of months – a matter of weeks.”

Meanwhile lenders – like everyone else – are operating in the dark, with no way of predicting the scope or duration of the pandemic or the damage it will wreak on the economy. If the virus recedes soon and the economy roars back to life,

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Opinion – It Is A Time Of Crisis And U.S. Foreign Policy Is Becoming Unhinged

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31-03-20 01:05:00,

It Is A
Time Of Crisis And U.S. Foreign Policy Is Becoming
Unhinged

By Moon
Of Alabama

March 28,
2020 “Information
Clearing House

The Trump administration is reacting to
the pandemic stress by lashing out at perceived
internal and external enemies. Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo is leading the external onslaught.

UN
Secretary General Antonio Guterres has

called
for an
“immediate global ceasefire” to focus on fighting
Covid-19. He has appealed for the “waiving of
sanctions that can undermine countries’ capacity to
respond to the pandemic.”

But
Washington is not listening.

Requests
from Venezuela and Iran for emergency IMF loans to
buy medical supplies were blocked by U.S.
interventions.

Just
a month ago Pompeo announced an

increase of sanctions

against Iran. The sanctions block money transfers.
They make it impossible for Iran to import the
medical equipment it urgently needs to counter the
epidemic.

While
the U.S. renewed the sanction waiver which allows
Iraq to import electricity and gas from Iran the
waiver

is now limited to only 30 days
.
One third of Iraq’s electricity depends on those
imports from Iran and, if the waiver is not renewed,
its hospitals will go dark just when the epidemic
will reach its zenith.

Parts
of the Trump administration are even

pressing for a wider war

against alleged Iranian proxy forces in Iraq:

The
Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan
for an escalation of American combat in Iraq,
issuing a directive last week to prepare a
campaign to destroy an Iranian-backed militia
group that has threatened more attacks against
American troops.

But the
United States’ top commander in Iraq has warned
that such a campaign could be bloody and
counterproductive and risks war with Iran.

Some top officials, including Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo and Robert C.

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Crisis IS een gevaar én een kans..!

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29-03-20 08:38:00,

 

Wanneer het woord ‘crisis’  in het Chinees
wordt geschreven, bestaat het
uit twee karakters.
Eén vertegenwoordigt ‘gevaar’
en de andere ‘kans’.

John F. Kennedy

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Wat is een crisis? Dat is inderdaad een heel goede vraag, waar vanuit verschillende perspectieven iets over te zeggen of schrijven valt. In eerste instantie zitten er in ieder geval twee aspecten of kanten aan een crisis. Hoewel de uitleg van het Chinese begrip, waar John F. Kennedy in bovenstaande uitspraak naar verwijst, niet helemaal klopt en een verwesterde opvatting weergeeft vind ik het op basis van mijn levenservaring wel een mooie uitleg. Daarom wil ik het als uitgangspunt nemen voor dit artikel. Het is mijns inziens een alles omvattende opvatting van het woord crisis als begrip.

Maar eigenlijk geeft het meer de procesmatige werking van verandering aan. Een proces dat bij de veranderlijkheid van het leven hoort. Waarbij oude ontstane vormen zodanig verstard zijn geraakt, dat al het stromend vernieuwende leven eruit geperst is. Ze kunnen daarom geen weerspiegeling van dat stromende leven meer zijn en vallen dus uiteen, daar de verbindende factor van het Leven eruit verdwenen is.

De echte betekenis van het woord zie je hiernaast op de Wikipedia-screenshot:

Het Leven uit zich in samenhang en beweeglijke verbinding. Het wil zich uiten door het eindeloos scheppen  van nieuwe vormen. Het wegvallen daarvan gaat gepaard met een chaotiseringsproces. Dat is wat we nu in onze tijd volop mee mogen maken. Onze wereldmaatschappij is tot een dode en dodende karikatuur van het Leven geworden. In de eerder geschreven artikelen ‘Vrijmetselen in orde en chaos..’ (HIER) en ‘Draaiend werelds circustheater..’ (HIER) ben ik dieper ingegaan op het continue levensproces van ontstaan en vergaan van natuurlijke vormen.

Natuurlijk vernieuwende verandering
Het voorgaande is een natuurlijk proces van vernieuwende verandering, wat ook plaatsvindt in de menselijk innerlijk zielmatige ontwikkeling. Probleem daarbij is echter dat de mens de neiging heeft omwille van zekerheden scheppen zich aan ontstane oude vormen te hecht. Daardoor wordt er weerstand geboden aan vernieuwende impulsen en verzet men zich er tegen.

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Coronavirus crisis accelerates Israel’s slide into Erdogan-style authoritarianism | Opinion

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23-03-20 11:24:00,





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Israel joins an unsavory club of states led by hard right government weaponizing coronavirus fears to target political enemies and settle old scores

Monday is an important test for Israeli democracy. The Knesset is due to resume its deliberations amidst the political crisis and the spread of the coronavirus.

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    ‘Worst crisis since WWII’: Italy shuts down ALL non-essential businesses in desperate bid to contain coronavirus spread

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    22-03-20 10:54:00,

    Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has ordered all business and activities that are not vital for providing basic necessities to be closed, extending the nationwide shutdown in the wake of the pandemic claiming record numbers of lives.

    Calling the crisis the “most difficult” in Italy’s post-war period, Conte announced that only “activities deemed vital for national production will be allowed” until at least April 3.

    We are slowing down the country’s production engine but we are not stopping it

    The PM urged the population to keep calm, stay at home and resist hoarding supplies. He promised that all supermarkets and pharmacies, as well as banking services and essential public transport, will remain open.

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    Italian Army hauls Covid-19 victims’ bodies to lesser-hit regions as medics decide who gets help first in makeshift tents (VIDEOS)

    While it wasn’t clear which factories and businesses will be considered vital to keep Italy running, the government is expected to issue an emergency decree, detailing the new measures and making them effective immediately.

    The death toll from the Covid-19 illness in Italy has reached nearly 5,000, with a staggering 793 people confirmed dead on Saturday alone. The Mediterranean nation surpassed China earlier this week to become the worst-hit country in the world with the total number of cases at over 53,000.

    The Russian president voiced his support for the leadership in Rome and the Italian people when he spoke with Conte on Saturday, promising to provide protective gear, mobile sanitizers and other medical equipment to Italy. Eight teams of Russian military medics and virology experts are already on standby and could be deployed to Italy as early as Sunday, once Rome greenlights the move.

    Also on rt.com
    Putin offers to send medical personnel & equipment to help Italy contain coronavirus outbreak

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    Er is leven na de crisis – Ad Broere’s Blog

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    19-03-20 01:39:00,

    De crisis waarin de samenleving op meerdere vlakken wordt gedompeld zal voorbijgaan. Hoe lang het duurt, hoeveel slachtoffers er vallen, het is op dit moment een grote vraag. Een ding is voor mij zeker, ook als deze oorlog voorbij is, zullen er mensen zijn. En als er mensen zijn dan is er ook een economie. Dat het nooit meer wordt wat het geweest is en dat die economie in niets meer lijkt op wat we hebben gehad is heel waarschijnlijk. Het is echter totaal onnodig om te gaan doemdenken over die toekomst. In de podcast hieronder, waarin ik wordt geinterviewd door Bas van Vugt, komt dit thema aan de orde.

    Het hoeft echt niet te betekenen dat we een ellendig leven gaan krijgen onder een Orwelliaanse dictatuur. Het is een scenario, maar als we dat als – nabij – toekomstige waarheid gaan zien, dan maken we het ook waar en daarmee benadelen we vooral onszelf.

    Het kan heel anders gaan. Wij krijgen nu ook de kans om met elkaar een samenleving vorm te geven die niet is gebaseerd op de dictatuur van het geld. Van onderen op, gericht op ieders welzijn. Er is zo veel mogelijk. De enige voorwaarde ervoor is dat we het echt gaan willen. Nu is de tijd er misschien niet geschikt voor omdat de onzekerheid en verwarring groot zijn. Dit maakt het moeilijk om redelijk na te denken, laat staan om na te denken over de toekomst.

    Er komt echter een moment waarop daar wel ruimte voor is. Dan kunnen we gaan werken aan een economie waarin de mens en niet het geld centraal staat. Bas van Vugt gaf mij in het onderstaande interview de kans om mijn visie te delen. Ik heb die graag benut en ben zeer verheugd dat veel belangrijke aspecten van die visie in het gesprek aan de orde zijn gekomen.

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    Mongoose: Are Crisis Actors and Freemasons Emergent in the Attack on China and the Global Economy?

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    23-02-20 04:37:00,

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    More on the Stranded British Passenger from the “Quarantined” Cruise Ship in Japan

    Well, the David Abel story is highly entertaining.  He’s the poor stranded British passenger from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.  We first heard of him appealing to Richard Branson to bring him and his wife home.  Next we hear that he is a crisis actor and Freemason.  And to cap it all, here he is in a Japanese hospital looking hale and hearty, having been wheeled in there in a wheelchair “in a very serious condition”, suffering from pneumonia after having contracted Coronavirus, according to the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51594507).  But wait, his Facebook post tells us that he and his wife had caught a cold although they hadn’t noticed, and it hasn’t “yet” turned into pneumonia, but they do have Coronavirus (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10220746726080163&set=a.4307773014683&type=3).  I wonder if they’ve noticed that they’ve got Coronavirus, then.  Abel’s son, however, asserts that his mother has a mild form of pneumonia.  I suppose it’s all a bit confusing because of the fog of war – sorry, I should say “virus” – well, of course, if there is one.

    Anyway, it turns out Abel doesn’t have WiFi access in this Japanese hospital so we can expect a complete recovery soon, given that he’s presumably no longer going to be exposed to electromagnetic radiation.  And his “condition” seems not to be so serious that the Japanese hospital staff feel that he needs to be hooked up to any respirators, drips or anything.  Perhaps they share our suspicion that a period away from intense exposure to Wifi would be enough to cure Diamond Princess passengers.

    BBC: if you’re going to do fake news, you might at least make sure that the actors, the writers and the production team are on the same page.  We should report you to WHO or the Chinese authorities for spreading false rumours!

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    How The Homeless Crisis Could Soon Become An Epidemic

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    16-11-19 08:27:00,

    Via Doug Casey’s International Man,

    International Man: There is a growing homeless crisis in liberal West Coast cities, including San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and many others. People living on the street are overrunning these cities.

    Residents must deal with human feces, syringes, disease, and filth every day. In some areas, it’s worse than the dirtiest slums of Brazil, Kenya, and India.

    How did this happen?

    Doug Casey: Well, taking a long-term view, I see it as part of the continuing decline of Western civilization.

    The West has always been distinguished relative to the rest of the world by its order, its cleanliness, its respect for property rights. These things are all going by the wayside. We were a middle class society with “bourgeois” values, essentially Boy Scout virtues. But these things are now held in contempt, even while the middle class is being squeezed. “Ground between the millstones of taxation and inflation,” as the phrase attributed to Lenin puts it.

    Some members of the lower and middle classes are still moving up, but it’s easier to fall than to rise. Most of the homeless are whites who are headed down. We haven’t seen this since the 1930s.

    This epidemic is concentrated in so-called sanctuary cities, which go out of their way to bring in people who are unwilling or unable to support themselves. But most of the newly minted “street people” aren’t migrants. They seem to mostly be failed ex-members of the middle class.

    It’s quite novel to see people in camping tents on city sidewalks. It’s different from the occasional bum sleeping under newspapers on a park bench. A tent implies a measure of permanency. It stakes out a property right.

    Let me pause over my use of the word “bum.”

    I learned a few things when I went on a couple of adventures “riding the rails.” There were three classes of people you’d meet in and around the railyard, on the “wrong side of the tracks”: hobos, tramps, and bums. They were all “homeless people,” but that term wasn’t used. Hobos were people there for the lifestyle; often well-read, dropouts with wanderlust. Tramps were people down on their luck;

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    Out of the crisis, into a politics of love | KenFM.de

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    02-11-19 07:32:00,

    Love is not only a private matter, but the roof under which all politics should take place. Are we courageous enough for such a revolution?

    A comment by Christiane Borowy.

    It is definitely worth the news when two authors from two different countries speak independently and publicly about love being the only way out of the crisis of humanity. One is the journalist and author Dirk C. Fleck and the other is the American author and activist Marianne Williamson. In the media it is hardly heard when love and politics are thought together. Yet this could be the path to political renewal, a return to democracy and an economy based on partnership.

    On October 27th 2019, a political panel discussion took place at the Schauspielhaus Bochum on the topic „From responsibility for future generations – the „green“ Article 20a: Resources and species protection“. The well-known journalist Sonia Seymour Mikich moderated. One of the guests was Dirk C. Fleck. His first speech already hits the nail on the head: it must be about love in politics and in each individual, otherwise „the planet under our ass will rot away“ (1).

    The well-known American peace activist and author Marianne Williamson sees this similarly in her book „A politics of love“, which was published in April 2019 (2) and which was either ridiculed in the German media (3) or simply ignored. But both authors agree independently: it takes more than criticism of the system. It needs internal activism just as much as external activism – and not this year, or next year, or the year after next, but immediately!

    Are we crazy?

    The political establishment, which represents about 1 per cent of the world’s population, has made the other 99 per cent of the world’s population and even the planet as a whole extremely sick over the last hundred years. Worse than ever before in history. Global poverty, a constantly reproducing military industry, the destruction of Planet Earth, the erosion of democracy, are phenomena that are the result of unrestrained greed. Profit maximization is being placed ever more radically above the needs of the individual human being.

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    Financiële crisis is onafwendbaar, en zelfs al begonnen –

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    24-10-19 08:06:00,

    Economie crisis concept. 123rf.com

    Bijdrage van Anthony Migchels, 24 oktober 2019
    Vertaling Rob Vellekoop

    Laten we stilstaan bij de gebeurtenissen van de afgelopen weken.

    Eerst houdt Mark Carney, baas van de Bank of England een ongelofelijke speech, waarin hij eenvoudig het einde aankondigt van de status van de US Dollar als reserve valuta, gevolgd door een door het IMF gegenereerde en gecontroleerde Wereld Reserve Valuta. Hij vertelt verder dat de komende crisis zal worden gebruikt om de overgang te faciliteren.

    Dan drie weken geleden, de FEDs repo rente stijgt plotseling naar 10% (!). Terwijl het rond de 0% hoort te liggen. De Banken leenden niet aan elkaar en dat veroorzaakte de crisis. De FED moest $75 miljard kwijt om de zaak onder controle te krijgen.

    Het weekend daarna kondigt de FED plotseling aan dat het zou gaan beginnen met Quantitative Easing 4.0, zelfs als ze het zo niet willen noemen, aangezien zij de ernst van de situatie niet willen toegeven. Het was echter een open geheim dat het onvermijdelijk zou zijn.

    En nu zeggen de belangrijkste Centrale Banken dat we na de reset een Gouden Standaard nodig hebben.

    Bekijk eens onderstaande grafiek, gedeeld door David Jensen:

    Dit is de trend van M2 groei over de afgelopen paar decennia. Zoals je kunt zien, is de groei van de geldhoeveelheid gestopt, terwijl het nodig is dat het flink groeit zodat de rente betaalbaar blijft (red. omdat er anders onvoldoende geld overblijft). Als resultaat hiervan is er steeds minder geld beschikbaar in de werkelijke economie en dit remt de economische activiteiten.

    Het is het resultaat van het strakke beleid van de FED, het verhogen van de rente tarieven en het zogenaamde ‘tapering’, dat wil zeggen het weer uit de economie halen van het cashgeld dat zij injecteerden om de zaak aan de gang te houden na de crash van 2008.

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    Opioid crisis: Aberration, or logical outgrowth of for-profit US healthcare system?

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    22-10-19 08:43:00,

    Four major drug companies have reached a partial settlement over their role in the opioid epidemic, dodging a federal trial. The drug plague is less of an accident than an inevitable consequence of a for-profit healthcare system.

    US drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp. – as well as Israel-based drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals – have tentatively settled suits with two Ohio counties for $260 million, over charges they misled the public about the addictive potential of their drugs. The deal narrowly avoids a federal trial that was set to start on Monday, but does not address some 2,600 other suits nationwide against those companies and others – including Purdue Pharma, the company that kicked off the epidemic with its blockbuster opioid OxyContin.

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    OxyContin maker files for bankruptcy faced with over 2,000 lawsuits over opioid epidemic

    More than 20 years and 400,000 deaths after the debut of the devastatingly popular drug, it’s a relief that authorities are finally getting around to holding some of the perpetrators responsible. Opioids kill more Americans every year than car crashes, and have singlehandedly decreased the average US lifespan. However, the crisis is less due to especially evil schemes by those particular companies, and more of the inevitable outcome of a healthcare system where curing the patient pays less than keeping them coming back, again and again.

    Opioid manufacturers and distributers merely took advantage of a corrupt and broken business model, where pharmaceutical companies were able to collude with medical authorities to elevate “pain” to the level of a vital sign alongside blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate and pulse, presenting their product as the only truly effective solution to the problem. When Purdue unleashed OxyContin on the market in 1996, they simply lied and claimed their product had an addiction rate in the single digits. The other companies followed their lead: by the time OxyContin was reformulated to make it less appealing to addicts, there were Vicodin, Lortab, and fentanyl, waiting in the wings.

    Hand in hand with the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Pain Society, and other authoritative-sounding groups, Purdue seduced doctors with an irresistible one-two punch. First they were told they were remiss in not checking all their patients for pain,

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    Opioid Drug Crisis: Could the Whole US Congress be Impeached?

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    30-09-19 06:35:00,

    Op-Ed by Jon Rappoport

    First, a little background. Then I’ll get to the Congress. And Obama.

    Severe addiction, mental dislocation, death. Millions of people are facing the devastating effects of the pharma drugs called opioids, on the streets of America—illegally trafficked.

    2 MILLION OPIOID ADDICTS IN THE US.

    300,000 DEATHS SINCE THE YEAR 2000 IN THE US.

    Those are the official estimates, as of about 2 years ago. The numbers are rising.

    We need to understand that people with deep physical pain should be able to obtain sufficient painkillers from doctors. Shortages being experienced are coming from drug over-enforcement in the wrong direction.

    The situation is made more complex by the fact that traditional morphine, plus another few synthetic opioids, would be sufficient to handle all patients’ needs. BUT, when I started counting the pharmaceutical opioids in the marketplace, I stopped at 50. This is insane. There is absolutely no need for all these derivatives. And they make regulation and enforcement far more difficult. But the drug companies don’t care. They pursue profit.

    Where are all the opioids that are maiming and killing people coming from? Who is launching these drugs on to the streets of nations?

    Three main criminal sources of US opioids: pharmaceutical companies, like Purdue, who’ve filled gargantuan orders they KNOW are going to traffickers; Chinese labs; and Mexican processors and smugglers.

    The rush of immigrants coming across the US southern border has diverted so many US agents, they can’t possibly stem the tide of opioids being smuggled through those borders. That’s just one effect of massive immigration that so-called “liberals” don’t think about. Millions of lives destroyed by the drugs are essentially being traded for open borders.

    As ABC News reported on July 19, 2019, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stored enough fentanyl in the past year to kill an estimated 794 MILLION people…” That would be seized opioids at the US border. Fentanyl is 100 TIMES MORE POTENT than morphine. Mexico is a major pipeline. A significant percentage of the smuggled drugs comes to Mexico out of China. If that much fentanyl has been seized,

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    10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism Are Intertwined – Global Research

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    27-09-19 01:14:00,

    The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues–and their solutions–are intertwined.

    1. The US military protects Big Oil and other extractive industries. The US military has often been used to ensure that US companies have access to extractive industry materials, particularly oil, around the world. The 1991 Gulf War against Iraq was a blatant example of war for oil; today the US military support for Saudi Arabia is connected to the US fossil fuel industry’s determination to control access to the world’s oil. Hundreds of the  US military bases spread around the world are in resource-rich regions and near strategic shipping lanes. We can’t get off the fossil fuel treadmill until we stop our military from acting as the world’s protector of Big Oil.

    2.  The Pentagon is the single largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels in the world. If the Pentagon were a country, its fuel use alone would make it the 47th largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, greater than entire nations such as Sweden, Norway or Finland. US military emissions come mainly from fueling weapons and equipment, as well as lighting, heating and cooling more than 560,000 buildings around the world.

    3. The Pentagon monopolizes the funding we need to seriously address the climate crisis. We are now spending over half of the federal government’s annual discretionary budget on the military when the biggest threat to US national security is not Iran or China, but the climate crisis. We could cut the Pentagon’s current budget in half and still be left with a bigger military budget than China, Russia, Iran and North Korea combined. The $350 billion savings could then be funnelled into the Green New Deal. Just one percent of the 2019 military budget of $716 billion would be enough to fund 128,879 green infrastructure jobs instead.

    4. Military operations leave a toxic legacy in their wake. US military bases despoil the landscape, pollute the soil,

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    EU Crisis Re-accelerates: 100s Of Migrants Suddenly Land On Greek Islands

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    30-08-19 02:52:00,

    Via KeepTalkingGreece.com,

    13 boats with 500 to 600 migrants onboard landed in the outskirts of Skala Sykamineas on the island of Lesvos on Thursday afternoon.

    All boats arrived at the same location in less than an hour.

    Last time this happened was in the peak of migration crisis in 2015.

    It was shortly after 5pm, when several boats were spotted on their way to Sykamia having crossed into Greek territorial waters with the Frontex apparently in the role of passive bystander.

    A total of 546 people, men, women and children disembarked following instructions by refugees NGOs, Aegean Boat Report reports.

    According to local media, the migrants are excepted to be transferred to the hot spot of Moria already overcrowded with more than 10,000 people, while its capacity is designed for 3,000.

    It is the largest number of migrants massively coming to Lesvos from the Turkish coast since the migration crisis in 2015-2016.

    Moria workers are deeply concerned about the current situation, not only to the overcrowded situation but also to the under-performance of medical service.

    Dozens of newcomers are sleeping on blankets on the floor in #Moria. Reportedly they have to wait an hour in the queue for access to the toilet #opentheislands #refugeesGr #stopthetoxicdeal pic.twitter.com/XdSCyhXDIs

    — RSA (@rspaegean) August 29, 2019

    They say that 6,000 migrants of Moria have not been medically registered.

    Political and military leadership of the Greek Shipping Ministry are concerned not only about the massive arrivals on Thursday but also for their increase in the month of  August.

    Next to the massive arrivals on Lesvos, a total of 122 migrants and refugees landed on the islands of Farmakonisi, Kos, Lesvos as well as in Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece.

    According to latest data, the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea Lesvos,

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