“… Chances for Lavrov achieving anything meaningful with Kerry for the remainder of his time as secretary of state is nil. He’ll leave when a new administration takes over in January, Hillary Clinton likely heading it, a notorious war goddess sure to escalate conflict, not resolve it…..”
Tarek Al Ahmed, a member of Syrian SSNP party and member of the Syria’s National Reconciliation Committee believes that the US is trying to drag the whole Middle East into the Syrian crisis. Moreover, Syria is just a battlefield for the real confrontation — between the US and Russia and China, he told Sputnik in an exclusive interview.
“… Top executives from Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta today (Sept. 20) testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, making a case for why federal regulators should approve the mega-mergers, which stand to fundamentally reorganize global agriculture…..”
“… as commonplace as they have become, police killings are neither inevitable nor even that hard to prevent, and a new report released today suggests that curbing police violence is really not rocket science when departments and local officials are committed to doing it.
The “Police Use of Force Project” is an initiative of Campaign Zero, a group that came together in the aftermath of the Ferguson protests to research and recommend solutions to end death at the hands of police. Not surprisingly, their latest research showed that police departments that implement stricter use of force regulations kill significantly fewer people.
As police regulations vary widely between departments, researchers examined the policies of 91 of the country’s 100 largest cities’ departments, looking for eight major policies regulating the use of force. They wanted to see which departments implement the following eight policies:
•Require officers to de-escalate situations before resorting to force
•Limit the kinds of force that can be used to respond to specific forms of resistance
•Require officers to give verbal warning before using force
•Prohibit officers from shooting at moving vehicles
•Require officers to exhaust all alternatives to deadly force
•Require officers to stop colleagues from exercising excessive force
•Require comprehensive reporting on use of force
Not a single department was found to implement all eight policies….”
Hillary: genuinely surprised that she is not 50 points ahead [as she remarked to an LIU convention in Las Vegas].
Hillary: genuinely surprised that she is not toted round in a silk-upholstered sedan chair by grateful working families.
Hillary: genuinely surprised that when the poor run short of money for food, they don’t simply jet off to Thailand, where they could eat cheaply in the night markets.
Empress Hillary: elegant in ermine.
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“Elizabeth Warren Tells Hillary Clinton Not To Hire Wall Street Donors” [International Business Times]. At the Center for American Progress:
“I know that personnel is policy,” she told the group. “But let me be clear — when we talk about personnel, we don’t mean advisors who just pay lip service to Hillary’s bold agenda [irony, surely?], coupled with a sigh, a knowing glance, and a twiddling of thumbs until it’s time for the next swing through the revolving door, serving government then going back to the very same industries they regulate. We don’t mean Citigroup or Morgan Stanley or BlackRock getting to choose who runs the economy in this country so they can capture our government.”
This, before November 8! They must be gritting their teeth in Brooklyn, as Warren underlines her status as a party baron once more.
“The Clinton Global Initiative wraps up its 12th and final annual meeting Wednesday amid intense scrutiny about the access its donors received while Hillary Clinton was the nation’s top diplomat” [McClatchy]. So I guess they’re closing out the fund? And the payouts will come over the course of a future Clinton administration…
“In terms of booked TV and radio ad time from today through election day, Team Clinton is tracking at roughly 33 times the outlay of Team Trump” [Advertising Age]. “To put all this another way, of the $149,912,723 millon in booked TV and radio spending through election day for these three presidential candidates, $145,299,727 is being spent by the Clinton campaign combined with pro-Clinton PACs.” Wowsers.
“Trump’s ads last ran nearly a week ago in four battleground states: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Since then, the GOP presidential nominee has ceded the airwaves to Hillary Clinton — and is only poised to launch a limited, less-targeted ad campaign in the days before next week’s debate” [Politico].
“Hillary Clinton is reserving $30 million in digital advertising as she seeks to connect with young voters” [Business Insider]. The quotes in this thing are pathetic, both Michelle Obama and Clinton’s. Anybody who uses the trope “I get that” automatically doesn’t.
News of the Wired
“Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive data breach, impacting hundreds of millions of users” [Recode]. I so, so do not want to move to Gmail. “One account, all of Google” is precisely what I do not want.
“How Video Games Are Influencing War Propaganda in Syria” [The Intercept].
“Based on an important FOIA disclosure, the book’s headline revelation was that the CIA was very likely responsible for the widespread introduction of “conspiracy theory” as a term of political abuse, having orchestrated that development as a deliberate means of influencing public opinion” [Alternet]. The meta! It b-u-r-r-r-n-n-n-n-n-s-s-s!
“9 Weird Things About The NYC And NJ Bombs That Will Make You Say Hmmmm…”. “Another Terrorist, Another Past Connection With The FBI”. You do something to get noticed, the FBI then threatens you with prosecution to force you to ‘cooperate’, and, abracadabra, ‘terrorism’.
The nothing-to-see-here standard Clintonista response to new revelations of Clinton crimes: “Desperate Republicans Are Now Investigating A Reddit Post”. But: “The Hidden Smoking Gun: the Combetta Cover-Up”. I wonder if there is another Clinton email address that Combetta successfully hid with the help of Reddit advice. “House Oversight Committee Orders Reddit To Preserve “Oh Shit” Guy’s Posts”.
Classic Clinton: “Clinton Foundation’s Latest Scandal Involves Payments For “Exclusive Access To New Lime Production” In Haiti”.
Comment at Naked Capitalism by Jim Haygood on the aptly-named Anne-Marie Slaughter.
“Russia asks for formal UN investigation of convoy attack.”. “Russian Military: US Coalition Predator Drone Spotted at Time & Place of Syria UN Aid Convoy Attack”. “Did U.S. Attack Syrian Aid Convoy Just to Blame Putin and Assad?”. You really have to ask yourself who benefits from an attack at this time that hides the known American wrongdoing at Deir Ezzor. The answer is very easy. They treat us like fools.
“China Joins Russia in Syria: Shaping New Anti-Terrorist Alliance”.
“Scandalous but not surprising: Physicians Without Borders praises Saudi relief work in…YEMEN”. Physicians Without Borders used to be not that bad, but I detect a recent Jewening.
There is a very good reason World Jewry needs absolute control using its treason agents over the Federal Reserve: “Yellen Responds To Trump”.
“Many people I spoke to already repeat, word-perfect, the new post-Brexit-vote mantra: “Only retired old folk and unemployed racists voted for Brexit.” Mrs Clinton provided the name for them: The Deplorables. This American name for perspective Trump voters fits the Brexit voters like a glove. A Deplorable is a person who does not subscribe to the ruling neo-liberal paradigm and its twin sister, identity politics.
Clinton spoke of deplorables at her meeting with the rich perverts of Wall Street, at a hundred thousand dollar a seat. Breaking the banks or providing jobs will not help you, the holy LGBT victims of white male persecution, she said. Sure, but it will help us, the working people. We do not care for unisex lavatories, we do not obsess about female CEOs. We have other worries: how to get a secure job and a decent house and provide for our children. This makes us deplorable in the eyes of rich perverts.”.
“‘My God, that’s Kimberly!’: Scientist solves perplexing mystery of identity thief Lori Ruff”. “Woman From New England Leaves Family, Creates New Life”. The New Underground Railroad.
Earlier this week Barack Obama delivered his final United Nations speech.
In addition to praising the bankster loan shark operations run out of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, Obama called for “global integration,” code for a one-world government.
“I believe that at this moment we all face a choice. We can choose to press forward with a better model of cooperation and integration. Or we can retreat into a world sharply divided, and ultimately in conflict, along age-old lines of nation and tribe and race and religion,” he said.
The 3.5 million people of Puerto Rico are entering their second day with no power after a substation fire knocked out service to the entire island. The power outage has left schools scrambling to cancel classes and public hospitals forced to cancel surgeries. Perhaps even worse, the outage caused numerous fires across the island as a result of malfunctioning generators, including at the upscale Vanderbilt hotel in the popular tourist area of Condado and at the mayor’s office in the northern coastal town of Catano.
“DRIVING WHILE FEMALE”: A NATIONAL PROBLEM IN POLICE MISCONDUCT. A Special Report by the. Police Professionalism Initiative. University of Nebraska at …
Edward Rodgers was in charge of investigating cases of Child Abuse at the FBI
THE DENVER POST – Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire
May 17, 1990
Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse
Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of their father.
The award to Sharon Simone, 45, and Susan Hammond, 44, followed testimony of Rodgers’ four daughters in person or through depositions, describing repeated physical abuse and sexual assaults by their father from 1944 through 1965.
A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest mountain-man Claude Dallas and was involved in a deadly 1984 siege involving white supremacists in Washington state is going to prison for 12 months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.
FBI agent involved in fatal shooting
Posted: Mar 08, 2013
By WRCB Staff –
(WRCB) – The FBI says an agent was involved in a fatal shooting during an East Tennessee child pornography investigation.
The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.
John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, Texas, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.
MOBILE, Ala. – Mobile Police arrested 52-year-old Phillip Kent Baxley on child indecency charges. Baxley is a local attorney in Mobile, but he’s also a former coach and acting president for the Mobile Soccer Club.
5. The ACLU of Connecticut is suing state police for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against a protester after troopers were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him. In what seems like an unlikely stroke of cosmic karma, the recording came about after a camera belonging to the protester, Michael Picard, was illegally seized by a trooper who didn’t know that it was recording and carried it back to his patrol car, where it then captured the troopers’ plotting.
“Let’s give him something,” one trooper declared. Another suggested, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” “Gotta cover our donkey,” remarked a third.
7. A pack of sadistic corrections officers at Downstate Correctional Facility beat an inmate to near-death in November 2013 — and one kept a clump of dreadlocks torn from his head as a “trophy,” bombshell court papers say.
Kathy Scott, George Santiago, Jr. and Carson Morris are accused of violating inmate Kevin Moore’s civil rights in relation to the beatdown.
They are also accused of trying to cover up the incident that left Moore hospitalized for some 17 days, according to an indictment filed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.
8. Cop facing fine for accepting lavish meals gets big promotion
BY JOHN MARZULLI ROCCO PARASCANDOLA GRAHAM RAYMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 9:34 AM
The city’s top cop has promoted NYPD Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti, who likely will have to pay a fine for violating city conflict of interest rules, to Chief of Personnel, sources told the Daily News.
Police Commissioner James O’Neill promoted Pizzuti, the former commander of Queens North, and tapped Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes, the former head of the Domestic Violence Unit, to take her place, sources said.
Holmes becomes the first female black borough commander in the city’s history.
Pizzuti, Assistant Chief James Secreto and retired Transportation Chief James Tuller received letters in June from the Conflict of Interest Board informing them that the board found “probable cause” that they had violated a provision of the City Charter barring public servants from receiving gifts worth more than $49.
“Deir Ezzor Attack Enables The “Salafist Principality” As Foreseen In The 2012 DIA Analysis”. It all leads back to Yinon.
“House Committee Demands Interview With “Oh Shit” Guy By Friday At Noon Over Reddit Thread”:
“Clearly, this is a potentially extremely embarrassing issue for the FBI if a random analyst was able to uncover relevant facts regarding Hillary’s email scandal that were seemingly hiding in plain sight while somehow evading the FBI’s “thorough” investigation. The only question now is how FBI Director Comey chooses to handle the embarrassment. We see two potential paths, including: 1) pursue Combetta for potentially excluding relevant disclosures during his FBI interview process or 2) bury the story as quickly as possible in an effort to save face.”
“With Trump Regaining North Carolina Lead, Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser “Without Reason””. Now the eyes. And toes. The new term for those who notice the Weekend at Bernie’s stunts of the Clintonistas is ‘healthers‘.
Some things just don’t add up. Trust me, you won’t even need to don your tinfoil because none of this is outrageous.
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“… This use of social media has led to a new dynamic that bypasses the “redirecting – calming – slowing” influence of traditional media and the government. This new dynamic is raw, unfiltered, and fast. It also radically increases both the likelihood and the intensity of social violence….This roiling dynamic for amplifying social violence is very, very dangerous. It has the potential to rip the lid off of this country faster than we can respond.”
“The Russian Defense Ministry says that a US coalition drone was in the vicinity of a humanitarian convoy when it was attacked outside Aleppo. According to the Russian military, the unmanned aircraft was a Predator drone…..”
The mainstream U.S. media is treating the U.S.-led airstrike that killed scores of Syrian troops as an unfortunate boo-boo, ignoring that the U.S. and its allies have no legal right to operate in Syria at all. [RF]
Bayer’s $66 billion takeover of Monsanto represents another big click on the ratchet of corporate power over farming and food. With the ‘big six’ of global agribusiness now set to turn into the ‘even bigger three’, farmers and consumers are facing more GMOs and pesticides, less choice, and deeper price gouging. Agroecology has never looked more attractive.
As the industrial system collapses, industrial agriculture will of course collapse along with it, but will it happen soon enough? Although pesticides will eventually degrade and disappear, GMOs released into the environment are here to stay, and no one knows the ultimate consequences. — RiceFarmer
Police evacuate 60 schools in Canada over bomb threat sent by fax | 21 Sept 2016 | Police have evacuated thousands of students at some 60 schools in Canada over a bomb threat received by fax. Emergency evacuation plans were activated at all the schools on Prince Edward Island (PEI), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said, adding that the students had been taken to safe locations. Sergeant Kevin Bailey said police in Ottawa were faxed a bomb threat against numerous unnamed schools on the island which also warned the explosives would be detonated.
“In 2010, a man named Martin Greenberg hit a hole-in-one on the 13th hole while playing in a charity golf tournament at Trump’s course in Westchester County, N.Y. … Greenberg won a $1 million prize. Briefly. Later, Greenberg was told that he had won nothing. The prize’s rules required that the shot had to go 150 yards. But Trump’s course had allegedly made the hole too short” [WaPo]. And: “The man’s golf course was rigged like a damn state fair game! For a charity tournament!” [Deadspin]. If Clinton has the killer instinct of a spring lamb, she’ll work this into the debate.
UPDATE “A Washington Post-ABC News poll last week showed that about 6 in 10 Americans — 59 percent — think Hillary Clinton’s State Department did “special favors” for Clinton Foundation donors. And 90 percent of them think the favors were “inappropriate’” [WaPo].
“While Bill Clinton prepares for what is expected to be an impassioned defense of their philanthropic efforts, which have been at the center of accusations that the Clintons used their foundation to sell access while Hillary Clinton led the State Department, Politico reports that the Clinton Global Initiative is preparing to lay off dozens of staffers” [Vanity Fair].
“Few staffers were informed about the move before it was announced in an August staff meeting by foundation CEO Donna Shalala and Bill Clinton, said the former official. Since then, they’ve learned their fate on a piecemeal basis, according to two people with knowledge of the process. ‘It was poorly managed, treated too glibly, patronizingly, completely lacking empathy at the fact that so many young people were going to be laid off,’ said the former official” [Politico]. Well, they’re only Millenials. F*ck ’em. Key quote: “Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller responded Tuesday, asking, ‘Doesn’t this validate claims of pay-for-play within the organization?’”
“When outside groups supporting Clinton’s candidacy were included, the total spend on her side reached $156.6 million. The comparable figure for all pro-Trump advertising was $33.6 million” [The Hill]. “Clinton is a slight favorite in the race, but the huge disparity in spending has failed to break the contest open. Data website FiveThirtyEight gave Clinton a 56 percent chance of winning as of Tuesday afternoon, while the RealClearPolitics average of national polls showed her with an edge of about 1 percentage point.” My first impulse is to say the dogs won’t eat the dog food. My second is to say, wait a minute, Sanders spent a ton of money on the air war, too; maybe his critics are right on that one. Then again, I don’t think the disparity was nearly as great, and the choice between candidates was very different. Thinking back to Ferguson, if I understand him correctly, he relates money to outcome, but not money to margin. So…
UPDATE “Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for the Clinton campaign, said Trump has been “derelict” in building a political operation that would help not only himself but down-ballot Republicans” [AP]. That’s rich, after Clinton ripped off the state parties with the “Victory Fund” scam.
UPDATE “Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called for a criminal investigation into Wells Fargo (WFC) executives over the cross-selling scandal that has engulfed the bank and told CEO John Stumpf he should resign” [Yahoo Finance]. I don’t see this as helping Clinton, since a lot of Clinton’s donors (and audience members) are probably close personal friends of Stumpf. And in HillaryLand, anything that doesn’t help Hillary hurts her. Rather, I see these hearings as signaling the emergence of Warren as an independent power source, a party baron (or baroness, if you will). Like Sanders, a second emergent baron, she has an independent power base of funders. And like Sanders, she performed a ritual act of fealty to the Democrat nominee (and one that doesn’t seem to have made much difference).
“This year, high-income earners are swinging in favor of Hillary Clinton, according to a Bloomberg survey of 600 likely voters with annual household incomes above $100,000. The same group that supported Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by 10 percent points in the last election cycle now backs Clinton over Trump by 46 percent to 42 percent, according to the poll, which was conducted last week” [Vanity Fair (Re Silc). “Interestingly, the biggest drag on Trump among this group was his verbal treatment of women.”
“Let’s start by giving Donald Trump every state that Romney won in 2012, even North Carolina where, as of Thursday morning, Clinton had a narrow lead in the RCP average of polls in that state. That would give Trump 245 electoral votes to Clinton’s 293, with 270 needed to win. Now let’s give Trump every state where Clinton’s RCP average lead was less than 3 points, thus putting Iowa, Nevada, Florida, and Ohio in Trump’s column. Clinton would then lead 273-265 and still be in the winner’s circle. Now let’s assume that Trump wins Maine’s second congressional district, which would narrow her lead to 272 to 266. To be clear, I do not think that Trump will sweep North Carolina, Iowa, Nevada, Florida, and Ohio. For that matter, he is struggling to keep his lead in places like Arizona and Georgia. Even giving Trump every state that is close, he still comes up short. To get over the top he would need to win states where today he’s not running particularly close. These include New Hampshire, where the RCP average gives Clinton a 5-point edge, Pennsylvania a 6.2-point lead, Michigan a 5.6-point lead, and Virginia a 3.7-point lead” [Cook Political Report] [dusts hands]. “The key thing to think about in the coming weeks is who the election is really about. For most of the past three months, it was a referendum on Trump, and he was losing. The last couple of weeks, the race has been about Clinton and she has been losing ground as a result.” The political class cannot concieve of the idea that the election might be a referendum on them. And that a narrow win will not be enough to allow them to retain the mandate of heaven.
“The larger explanation for the Trump phenomenon is even more unsettling for Washington’s political class, especially the media. They have lost their power” [Politico]. No, they haven’t. But they are frantic to retain it. “Only a decade or two ago, the media world was confined to a group of people in D.C. and New York—a group that largely knew each other, mingled in the same places, vacationed in the same locales. The most influential members of the group routinely defined what constituted a gaffe, others echoed that view, and it became the conventional wisdom for the rest of America. In the age of the Internet, with bloggers spread out across the nation, and multiple platforms across the political spectrum, that’s no longer possible. The growing divergence between these ‘insiders’ and the new ‘outsiders’ has played to Trump’s benefit, every single time he made what was once conceived as a ‘game-changing’ error.” Hmm. I remember 2003-2006 very well, when bloggers were going to do just this. That was going to happen until it didn’t. In other words, I don’t think it’s bloggers and platforms that are the drivers; aspirational 10%-ers, as it were. It’s a solid chunk of the 90% being mightily ticked off (though ticked off in ways appropriate to their various conditions). And that’s not going to change.
“Thus Clinton’s peculiar predicament. She has moved further left than any modern Democratic nominee, and absorbed the newer left’s Manichaean view of the culture war” [Ross Douthat, The New York Times]. And “culture war” completely explains why all those bright young people were chanting the talking points of an elderly white male socialist delivering hour-long speeches on policy to ginormous rallies. If you want to see an utterly classic conflation of “liberal” and “left,” read this. Douthat really is an idiot.
“View from the barber’s chair: In Florida even blacks and Hispanics may be turning against Hillary Clinton” [Independent]. This is good, although using the word “safari” for encounters with Florida voters might not be an ideal choice of words.
UPDATE “There are three consistent features to all of conservative talk radio: Anger, Trump, and ads targeting the financially desperate” [Chris Arnade]. “The ads are a constant. Ads protecting against coming financial crisis (Surprise! It is Gold.) or ads that start, ‘Having trouble with the IRS?’ The obvious lessons being 1) Lots of conservative talk radio listeners are in financial distress. 2) They are willing to turn to scams.”
UPDATE “[Squillionare Tom Steyer is] chipping in an additional $15 million to For Our Future, a joint effort among four labor unions and a super PAC he founded called Next Gen Climate. The money won’t go to TV ads but to a door-to-door campaign that aims to knock on 2 million doors in seven swing states, encouraging “sporadic” voters to get to the polls” [USA Today]. Once again, if the Democrats didn’t suck at basic party functions, they wouldn’t have to suck up to squillionaires like this.
UPDATE “No matter who wins in November, America is going to face a divide unseen in decades. If Donald Trump wins, he will confront a resident media more hateful than that which confronted Richard Nixon in 1968” [Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative]. “If Hillary Clinton wins, she will come to office distrusted and disbelieved by most of her countrymen, half of whom she has maligned either as “deplorables” or pitiful souls in need of empathy.” A country Buchanan worked so tirelessly to unify! Still, the old reprobate has this right. If Clinton wins (likely modulo events, dear boy, events) and the Republicans retain the House and the Senate, they’ll impeach her over some damned thing in the emails. And they’ll be right.
UPDATE “Trump Boasts About Using ‘Other People’s Money’ In Business” [Talking Points Memo]. History’s worst monster!
UPDATE “A fuzzy screenshot of an email instructing people on how to disrupt internet groups is doing the rounds today, and it’s worth having a really good look at. It’s unclear where this particular handbook came from, and what particular groups they intend to target, but anyone who has been in Bernie, Green, or Libertarian groups will soon recognize these same tactics and patterns” [Inquisitr].
[Ed.: I think the aim of the question/idea/thesis is in the wrong place. “Soft money” group coordination with large oligarchic interest groups and power centers is the issue. Whether it’s Soros or the Koch Brothers, the power inherent in having their money spread out over the airwaves on behalf of movements is infinitely more destructive of governance, liberty, and freedom than the free speech of a few donors or individuals or candidates.]
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ONE TRUMP, TWO TRUMP, RED TRUMP, BLUE TRUMP: Via The Hill’s Amie Parnes, in closed-door sessions, Hillary Clinton is prepping for multiple Donald Trump personalities. Think: Subdued Trump vs. full-punches Trump willing to bring up the Clintons’ marriage and the suicide of Vince Foster. What we don’t know: Who is playing Trump in the sessions. http://bit.ly/2cRf5QR
[Ed.: Will Hillary use Hallelujah as her exit song?]
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“… there’s a serious underground hip hop scene worldwide in which lyricists rhyme truth about realities of this zionist led race to create hell on Earth. There is no truth I hear in any music outside of underground hip hop. Lowkey and Akala from England (there are others but these 2 are at the forefront of my mind right now) and many Americans who rap truth.
I understand hip hop isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve never before bothered with it, at least search out some of Lowkey’s lyrics. Biting and true and unvarnished. The man is a treasure.”
Clinton left a trail of failed states and genocide in her wake as one of the worst Secretaries of State in U.S. history, with the exception of her good friends Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright.
[Ed.: This article contains a chart of 27 countries and Hillary’s effect on them that is well worth the price of a subscription. At those rates, you can well afford to be superbly informed. I just sent my check (again).]
Today, the Department Of Defense Information Network (DODIN) is really not a single network, but a quasi-feudal patchwork of often incompatible local networks. It’s the Holy Roman Empire of cyberspace. There are so many dark corners and hidden vulnerabilities that no amount of intelligence — human or artificial — can monitor them all, let alone defend them.
“It’s hard to do things at scale across a fragmented set of networks (that) grew up over decades as separately managed, separately architected networks,” said Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, deputy commander of Cyber Command. If you tried to introduce artificial intelligence cybersecurity now, he told me after his remarks at the Air Force Association conference here, it couldn’t do what’s envisioned, “not efficiently, not at scale.”
“So we are moving more and more as a department to the ability to see across all of our terrain at the same time,” McLaughlin told me….”
[Ed.: Russia and China seem to be interested in establishing “bases” on the moon. ( Well, maybe not China yet…. ) Elon Musk, having blown up an Israeli/Facebook Internet communications satellite on the pad, wants to colonize the moon. It is postulated — sworn to by some — that extra-terrestrials already have one or more base on the moon. By definition, the ET’s of various colors and persuasions also possess “bases”, battle stars, and entire fleets. Is the next expansion of neoliberalism, neoconservatism, Zionism, debt-based currency, and the inexorable advances of Khazarianist Communism headed for space? Watch out for the stobor.]
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The blogger known as Greencrow presents an interesting discussion of the Truth and Reconciliation ideas promulgated by Carl Herman and noted here at Washington’s Blog just recently. I urge you to read them and Greencrow’s response.
She works on what she calls a sliding scale as she is wiling to address and accept the idea under certain circumstances. For example, she mentions the window for admission of guilt as ranging from a few days up to 30. She suggests a mandatory prison term of a year for any found guilty of anything to do with 9/11. She mentions the force of law, the publication of findings, the awards of damages using monies seized from the perpetrating organizations (noting the media, especially), etc. She says something must come of the effort. She does not mention how “we” will summon the force of the law when the force of the law is tightly controlled by the perps themselves. The real difficulty is the slide from admission of culpability into change, transformation, etc. I suggest that since all corporations have the standing of persons they be indicted for murder and the companies or agencies found guilty be banished (put to legal death). But she’s seconded the discussion started by Carl Herman. The floor is now open for the input of all. Raise the questions and issues in your own communities, families, churches, circles of discussion and places of employment.
“Could it have been a real targeting error? Yes. People here on SST who have participated in air targeting know how easy it is to make a mistake. But, there are some unusual things about this “error.” The SAA has been occupying these positions for six months or so. Presumably US imagery and SIGINT analysts have been looking at them all that time and producing map overlays that show who is where in detail. These documents would be widely available especially to air units and their targeteers. US coalition led air has not struck previously in the Deir al-Zor area. Why now? Were they asked to strike? The US does not talk to the Syrian government. How would they have been asked? Who would have designated the targets? They struck in the presence of SAA troops without any ground liaison? And what of the timing two days before the US-Russian deal was to be expanded into active cooperation?
And then there is the performance of Ambassador Samantha Power at the UN last night and today. Last night she threw a hissy fit for the cameras outside the chamber in which the Security Council was meeting. She seemed outraged to have had her Saturday Night interrupted for something as trivial as the Deir al-Zor attacks. One can envisage her snuggled up with a good book in her apartment in the Waldorf Towers only to be be ripped away for this meeting. And then, today she made a longer statement on Tee Vee in which she first expressed the regret of the US government for the devastation we had wrought, and then set forth her bill of particulars against the Syrian government, a statement so fulsome in its loaded up R2P/Borgist assertions (routine Chemical attacks on THE PEOPLE, etc.) that it is obvious that for her the SAA are as much the enemy as IS. I conclude that she must think that bombing the evil SAA was a good thing. She does not exist in a vacuum. SECDEF Carter is a thoroughgoing Russophobe. General Votel, the US commander in Iraq and eastern Syria has expressed doubt about the wisdom of cooperating with the Russians.
IMO it is an open question as to whether these air strikes on the SAA were accidental.”
“Samantha Power walks out during UN Russian speech over US bombing of Syrian army”: “This is an unprecedented contempt”. Or you could just call it utter incompetence at diplomacy. We’ve recently seen the United States paying a price for this (China, Philippines).
“Russia to Samantha Power: We ain’t got time for political whores—go away”. Correctly tying the bizarre undiplomatic aggressiveness to World Jewry.
“CNN Edits Out Hillary’s Reference To NYC Explosion As “Bombing””. I imagine it is now a game in medical schools to try to guess what medication is causing each day’s side effects.
Dunno, but initial reports of an idiot ‘terrorist’ making obvious mistakes points to yet another doofus guided by an FBI handler (my emphasis in red): “Investigators say the men may have accidentally disabled the bomb, which police found intact attached to a mobile phone belonging to the family of Ahmad Khan Rahami.” The ‘attack’ certainly took the American mass slaughter of Syrian soldiers off the news.
Tweet (Jeffrey St. Clair) (Mother Jones is a joke):
“I’m sure the editor of MoJo somehow accidentally elided the word “ditching” from this sentence. @DrJillStein”
“UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine course, but tried to change content”.
“UK: London church accused of ‘anti-Semitism’ for Israeli checkpoint exhibition”.
“Syrian War Report – September 19, 2016: ISIS Obtains Air Force”. “Why US Had to Kill the Syrian Ceasefire”. “America’s Worldwide Impunity”. American humor: “US builds working theory on cause of Syrian airstrike”.
“Caught Up In The Corbynista Cull”. “Who Are The Real Entryists?”. “Labour’s Witch Hunt”. Here’s hoping that the Blairite outrages cause such anger that there is a real purge after Corbyn wins.
Why are so many links from Twitter to Facebook broken?
“The Terrorism Tax hits Europe”. Who knew or could foresee that pandering to Wars For The Jews and the building of the Zionist Empire would be a very expensive luxury that nobody could afford?
Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents. [WaPo]
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FBI says ‘Australian IS jihadist’ is actually a Jewish American troll named Joshua Ryne Goldberg
“Here’s What Millennials Have Taught Me” [Hillary Clinton, PolicyMic]. “Here’s what I have learned: Your generation is the most open, diverse and entrepreneurial generation in our country’s history. And if we work together to take on the barriers that are holding you back and unleash your full potential, that won’t just improve your lives — it’ll make our entire country stronger.” Presumably the #BernieBros, however, are “irredeemable”?
“Exploiting the exogenous component of rising trade with China and classifying legislator ideologies by their congressional voting record, we find strong evidence that congressional districts exposed to larger increases in import competition disproportionately removed moderate representatives from office in the 2000s. Trade-exposed districts initially in Republican hands become substantially more likely to elect a conservative Republican, while trade-exposed districts initially in Democratic hands become more likely to elect either a liberal Democrat or a conservative Republican” [NBER].
“Women in upscale suburban areas are the offset to the working-class white males who are streaming into the Trump camp elsewhere” [Wall Street Journal, “Suburban Women May Be Hillary Clinton’s Lifeline”]. “Mrs. Clinton has to hope that women in Montgomery County and similar areas of eastern Pennsylvania swallow their misgivings about her and provide support that balances out the vote in Trump country in the traditional coal and steel communities in western Pennsylvania. There, the Trump populist message has great resonance among workers who feel left behind by the current economy as well as the political system.”
“Bernie Sanders just might be the most popular politician in America” [WaPo]. Well done, Democrats.
“A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll shows Democrat Zephyr Teachout leading Republican John Faso by five points in the 19th Congressional District race” [Albany Times-Union].
“Rural working class whites are more likely to blame the federal government for their economic problems than their urban counterparts. Seven in ten say the federal government deserves all or most of the blame for the economic problems facing the working class, in the CNN Kaiser survey, compared with half of urban working class whites. That could explain the appeal of a candidate who is not only intent on upsetting the political system, but has at times seemed bent on breaking it down to start over again” [CNN].
George the barber. “You have 10 dogs and 3 bones, something gonna go wrong. And we only got 3 bones in this hood”
On September 11, 2015, journalist and police accountability activist, Michael Picard was illegally detained for lawfully open carrying and filming police on public property. During the illegal detainment, Connecticut state troopers confiscated his gun and his camera. However, the trooper who took the phone went on to make a critical mistake — he left the camera rolling while conspiring with fellow officers to falsely charge Picard. On Monday, Picard informed the Free Thought Project the ACLU had picked up his case and they are now planning legal action against Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
During a press conference yesterday morning, amid desperate efforts to placate political pressure to maintain the narrative of a lone-wolf bomber – not terrorist – who may have “had a beef” and just happened to be a muslim, William Sweeney, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York division, stated unequivocally: “There is no indication that the suspect was on the FBI’s terror radar” adding that there was “no indication that there’s a [terrorist] cell operating” in the New York area and had no information about Ahmad Khan Rahami’s “path to radicalization.”
Amid new evidence that Saudi Arabia has begun to use white phosphorus munitions in their war in Yemen, US officials are admitting that the weapons were provided by the United States “in the past.” They declined to say when, or how many weapons were provided. White phosphorus munitions are heavily restricted in their usage under international law, allowed to be used only for smokescreens and signaling, but their incendiary properties and the risk of inhaling the smoke has made their use as an offensive weapon effectively a war crime.
Following last week’s clarification from Trump that President Obama is American-born, the mainstream media has worked hard to dispel his claims that Hillary’s team in fact started the “birther” issue. Just this morning, Hillary exclaimed that she was “appalled” that Trump had not apologized to Obama, which is ironic as McClatchy has just clarified the details on emails that show Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal did share birther” story tips.
Iraq and Syria have been so thoroughly damaged by warfare, sectarian conflict and killing that it is unclear they “can be put back together again,” CIA Director John Brennan said. In an interview this week with the CTC Sentinel, a publication from the West Point military academy’s Combating Terrorism Center, the head of the Central Intelligence Agency said the current system of governance in the two countries might change altogether.
Confirming once again that he is the silent puppet master behind Europe’s refugee crisis, overnight billionaire investor, and stalwart Hillary Clinton supporter, George Soros said in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that he would invest $500 million to meet the needs of migrants and refugees.
On Saturday September 17th, the US military combined with Reaper drones from the British RAF and Australian, Danish forces attacked Syrian forces who were engaged in combat against our supposed enemy “ISIS” just south of Deir ez-Zour, Syria. 62 Syrian troops were killed and another 100 were wounded. When the attack stopped due to Russia demanding the US and coalition forces cease the attack, “ISIS” then moved into the area and took it from the Syrians. The United States, Britain, Australian and Danish forces did not then target “ISIS” after the “mistake” but rather they simply let them advance on the position cleared out by the coalition forces.
[Ed.: The first debate is coming up soon (9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) on Monday September 26th) and, according to The Hill, viewership is expected to shatter records. I’m sure many will be tuned in to see which of the several alleged body-doubles will be participating, whether they can remain standing, who will hit the hardest, who will recover most effectively, how the moderator will handle the moderator’s duties, and the several ads before, after and during by numerous IT services, military-industrial providers, and/or possibly Skittles.
There will be battalions of people checking voice analysis machinery, working the recording and playback equipment, live-blogging, fact-checking, counting lies, and staying close to social media sites. The Twittersphere alone should be red-hot. Some will be checking to see if Hillary is a computer-generated image.]
The topics include “America’s Direction,” “AchieveProsperity” and “Securing America.” The announcement came with a caveat that the topics could change due to news developments. [Ed.: Dick Caveat?]
The debate, which will be held at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, will feature six 15-minute segments over a 90 minute period with no commercial breaks. Two of the 15-minute segments will focus on each of the announced topics.
Princeton Professor Julian Zelizer says that “something shocking” is set to rock the presidential race and that “we should all hold on to our seats” in anticipation of an October surprise that could take the form of a national security crisis.
[Ed.: You know that new fantasy sports outlet that acts like a Las Vegas betting pool, the one that plays “footsie” with major hockey and baseball leagues, several teams, and several franchises (no conflict there, no sir) — at a time when Pete Rose tells us that David Ortiz is no Hall of Famer? There oughta be something similar for politics and culture, no? The folks over at AbleDanger.net suggests that there is something just like that hidden in political covert systems, but I’m talking about something that’s more fun, more “bread and circuses” “pass me the mustard and buy me a beer” fun for the average guy, something that perhaps was conceived by one of the youngsters of Zion.
Investigative journalists (you’re good if you can name five well-respected, often-read examples), media personalities, newspaper columnists, and bloggers — especially alternative media bloggers — could place their wagers on the future.
Hollywood has predictive programming. One TV series designed by Megyn Kelly is currently in production. Intel agencies have HUMINT, SIGINT and the like. We’ve had at least one October Surprise. Long-term followers of deep politics and false flag histories have common sense, time, intuition, and networks of people who ware watching things like raptors, able to make inference and advance theories like Martha Stewart makes cookies.
Put me down for $5 on a major cyber-attack, $10 on a standard false flag of war in Europe, $5 on some unforeseen piece of stupid arrogance by George Soros, and $5 on something to do with little green men from space.
CAPE has been regularly performing cost estimates of the plane since 2012.
Walden also made clear the Air Force will probably pursue a deep penetrating fighter to accompany the bomber to heavily defended targets deep inside a country. He didn’t say it but my understanding is war games have shown the B-21 is incapable of making it to western China to destroy the missile and artillery units there.
The aircraft concept is called Penetrating Counter-Air (PCA). The program, I understand is called PCAP.
Here’s what Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan says about PCA:
“PCA will focus on maximizing tradeoffs between range, payload, survivability, lethality, affordability, and supportability. While PCA capability will certainly have a role in targeting and engaging, it also has a significant role as a node in the network, providing data from its penetrating sensors to enable employment using either stand-off or stand-in weapons.”
This seems consistent with rumors that the Air Force is pursuing a new program to build an aircraft to accompany the bomber deep into western China, where the Second Artillery has its facilities and many of China’s most important capabilities….”
Report of terror suspect’s car prompts West Point lockdown – false alarm | 19 Sept 2016 | The US Military Academy at West Point, New York was briefly put on lockdown after reports that the car matching the description of the one belonging to the suspect in New York and New Jersey bombings had entered the base. Federal authorities posted a lookout notice Monday for Ahmad Rahami, 28, named as the person of interest in the blasts that hit Elizabeth, New Jersey, and the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea on Sunday. The notice says Rahami is driving a 2003 blue Honda Civic, with New Jersey license plates.
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“… While New York City’s Wireless Emergency Alert system has been used more than a half dozen times over the last few years, Monday marked the first time it had been activated as a means to encourage the public to aid the police in the search for a wanted man.
Standing before reporters Monday afternoon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the use of the system, saying that it “definitely contributed to the successful apprehension of the suspect.”
Others, however, were less enthusiastic about the alert, arguing that it lacked specificity, that it dangerously deputized an entire city, and that the experience of seeing waves of commuters suddenly and simultaneously enlisted in a law enforcement manhunt had a creepily Orwellian feel. [Ed.: Boston Marathon/Watertown redux]
New York City became the first municipality in the nation to use the alert system in 2012, when, during Hurricane Sandy, messages were broadcast to relay evacuation information. Since then, the system in New York has been used eight times, typically for severe weather — nationwide, hundreds of municipal, state, and federal agencies have used it over the last four years, culminating in more than 21,000 alerts. (A detailed report published last month by Motherboard delved into the criticisms of the system.)
Monday’s alert began with a request from the NYPD at approximately 7:45 a.m. to New York City’s Office of Emergency Management. [Ed.: … which played a critical role in 9/11.] The police had turned up a name, a description, and a photograph of a man, Rahami, suspected of being behind the bombings over the weekend. The department wanted the information disseminated as widely as possible. In order to do that, the Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the NYPD, activated its alert system.
Nancy Silvestri, an Office of Emergency Management spokesperson, told The Intercept that Monday marked the first time the system in New York City had been used for a “no notice” violent crime investigation. “The technology is similar to the way the emergency broadcasting system works,” she explained. Once a determination is made as to the geographic area targeted to receive a message, the system pings every cell tower in that area in order to relay the intended message…..”
“Well, who knew the government could seize control of your cellphone and send you an alert?”
Just about everyone. Don’t we all get the “amber alerts” routinely now? I especially liked the “see media for pic”. Why not just send it; because it increases website traffic (clickbait) or because the “pic” doesn’t meet the narrative about the usual suspects?
kj1313 September 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm Yeah I got an emergency alert a while back and it scared the crap out of me. Found out how to disable the notifications. In android you can opt out of receiving alerts in the Settings section iirc. Should be the same for iphone.
[Ed.: I can recall thinking that the household carbon monoxide detector we’d just had installed was going off and actually called the Fire Department, but it was the Amber Alert on my daughter’s i-Phone she’d left to go get pizza. Some of us don’t have (or want) i-Phones.]
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Every Move You Make
OVER EIGHT YEARS, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS CREATED THE MOST INTRUSIVE SURVEILLANCE APPARATUS IN THE WORLD. TO WHAT END?
–LEAKED NSA HACKING TECHNIQUES IN THE WILD: On Friday, Cisco announced that security vulnerabilities leaked by the enigmatic “Shadow Brokers” group in August had been used by hackers to breach a number of networks. The vulnerabilities released by the Shadow Brokers appear to have come from an small sample of source code stolen from the NSA-affiliated hacking team known as the “Equation Group,” which the Brokers released to stir up interest in an auction of the complete stolen source code. Cisco was one of three companies selling network hardware with previously unseen security vulnerabilities appearing in the leaked sample. All three companies patched their wares in August, but many device owners are yet to complete the upgrade.
–A REDDIT MYSTERY: The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton’s private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of “VERY VIP” emails, according to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is the chairman of the panel’s Government Operations subcommittee. “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-year-old post from an account believed to belong to Combetta, an engineer with Platte River Networks. The Denver, Colo.-based firm managed Clinton’s private server. The post, which has been deleted but can be read in images archived by Reddit users, coincides with the discovery of Clinton’s use of the server. “I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email… Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out,” reads the post, by a user called “stonetear.” “Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?”
“Hillary Clinton should include herself in her basket of “deplorables.” She’s got “racism” and “sexism” covered through her endorsement of mass Black incarceration and welfare “reform.” Killing hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Syria surely qualifies as Islamophobia, and waging war on the world is the highest expression of xenophobia — fear of foreigners. Put that woman in a basket!…. the Black Misleadership Class pretends to have no memory of the Nineties and their own complicity in the Clintons’ “deplorable” racism and sexism…. She deserves a “basket” all her own, labeled “unspeakable” toxic entity.” [Read the whole piece by Glen Ford.]
“Trump is approaching, and has possibly already passed, $100 million from donors who have given less than $200, according to an analysis of available Federal Election Commission filings, the campaign’s public statements and people familiar with his fundraising operation. It is a threshold no previous Republican has ever achieved in a single campaign. And Trump has done so less than three months after signing his first email solicitation for donors on June 21 — a staggering speed to collect such a vast sum” [Politico]. Further proof the Democrat (and Republican) fund-raising model is not only corrupt (which is a feature) but broken (a bug). Ya know, if Trump were on the left, we’d be praising his campaign operation to the skies: Not merely bypass but humiliate the campaign operatives; run an incredibly lean, nimble campaign; and leverage small donors (like Sanders). Oh, and like it or not, Trump is message-based.
“If you listen closely to Trump, you’ll hear a direct repudiation of the system of globalization and identity politics that has defined the world order since the Cold War. There are, in fact, six specific ideas that he has either blurted out or thinly buried in his rhetoric: (1) borders matter; (2) immigration policy matters; (3) national interests, not so-called universal interests, matter; (4) entrepreneurship matters; (5) decentralization matters; (6) PC speech—without which identity politics is inconceivable—must be repudiated” [Politico].
A fake tattoo parlor in St. Louis set up down the street from the Boys and Girls Club, and use of a confidential informer with a troubled criminal history, help explain how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives placed some of the city’s most vulnerable residents at risk — and seriously undermined its own integrity in the process.
Baroni was FBI informant during Christie’s U.S. Attorney Tenure
By Alyana Alfaro • 09/19/16 3:50pm
NEWARK – One of the most unexpected revelations that came during the first day of the Bridgegate trial was that former Senator Bill Baroni worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) from 2006 to 2010. That disclosure came during the opening statement of Baroni’s lawyer Michael Baldassare.
Both Assemblyman John Wisniewski and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg—the co-chairs of the legislative panel that investigated Bridgegate—told reporters that they found the Baroni revelation surprising. The time period of Baroni’s work with the FBI coincides with when Governor Chris Christie was working as the U.S. attorney from New Jersey.
Weinberg said that she believes the opening statement implied that Baroni was more than just a cooperator with the agency.
“Senator Bill Baroni was an undercover agent for the FBI from 2006 to 2010,” said Weinberg about how she interpreted Baldassare’s opening statement. “He had a handler who was pointed out the in the audience by Mr. Baldassare, I believe. So it sounds like more that just a cooperative. That took me aback.”
According to Wisniewski, the Baroni revelations open room for scrutiny about other Bridgegate findings.
“I learned that Bill Baroni was working as an informant for the FBI, which I did not know about. I learned about some phone call conversations that we did not have access to during our investigation,” Wisniewski said. “Again, it really lays the groundwork on why a legislative investigation needs to continue. During that point in time Chris Christie was U.S. attorney so it naturally raises the question of whether Bill Baroni’s involvement or recruitment with the FBI had anything to do with Chris Christie as U.S. attorney.”
Wisniewski continued: “They were clearly close. How close, I can’t say. But it is one of those coincidences that is hard to explain away.”
Annie Dookhan, center of drug lab scandal, released from prison
She had been sentenced to 3-5 years in prison in November 2013.
April 12, 2016
Annie Dookhan, the former state chemist whose faulty testing of evidence led to widespread issues in the criminal justice system, was released from prison last month, her attorney said.
Dookhan, who had worked at the Department of Public Health, pleaded guilty in November 2013 to charges including perjury, evidence tampering, and obstruction of justice for falsifying drug tests in criminal investigations.
Her actions may have affected up to 40,000 cases, officials said at the time. The state set aside millions of dollars for defendants who challenged the drug evidence used in their convictions. Several hundred people, colloquially known as “Dookhan defendants,” have already had their convictions thrown out on appeal.
Excerpts: Read whole article at above link please.
USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday.
The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall.
Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.
“Uber has just bought a half-a-year-old company [Otto] with 70 employees for almost $700 million,” Thrun said. “If you look at GM, they spent $1 billion on its acquisition of Cruise. These are mostly talent acquisitions. The going rate for talent these days is $10 million.”
Thrun means per person, a lofty number which is likely to be getting even larger with time and even more demand.
“… These concerns focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes…..”
“Donald Trump on Sunday accused the news media of “gaming the system” ahead of the presidential debates, saying the criticism that followed Matt Lauer’s performance as moderator of a candidate forum this month is designed to set the Republican nominee up for harsher scrutiny.
Trump’s theory is that journalists are trying to use negative reviews of Lauer to put pressure on the debate moderators, Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper and Chris Wallace. They will be so afraid of getting Lauer-style criticism from their peers, according to Trump, that they will attack the business mogul…..”
“U.S., Israel Launch Airstrikes On Syrian Government Forces – Directly Supporting ISIS And Al-Qaeda”. “Russia Calls For “Emergency” UN Security Council Meeting Regarding US Bombing Of Syrian Military”. “Timing & other aspects of US strike on Syrian army suggest intentional provocation – Churkin”.
“Today is Friday 16 September 2016″. “Vladimir Putin to Hillary: Get in the ring for round 2″.
“America’s New Demons and the Second Coming of the Neocons”.
“Hillary Strangelove and an Obama Flashback; Proposals for Hillary’s Campaign Slogan Taken”.
“York University fires staffer for Facebook posts seen as anti-Semitic”. “York University fires employee for opposing genocide”.
“Israel linked to suspension of Palestine course at UC Berkeley”.
“Zionists plant “hate speech” on professor – then call the police”.
“Out of office, into the woods: Stephen Harper’s trip to secret Bohemian summer camp”.
“Swedish appeals court upholds Assange detention order”. In the exact same way that O.J. is still looking for the real killer, Sweden is still striving to have that elusive interview with Assange. If they only knew where he was!
“Facebook, Internet.org, and the End of Net Neutrality”. This is a perfect example of the kind of hugely deleterious change made unnoticed in plain sight. This neoliberal (Blogger spell check doesn’t recognize neoliberal as a word) entrepreneurial ‘charity’ – Gates, the Clintons, Zuckerberg – is ruining the world.
“Money for Nothing”. This is the entirety of what capitalism is – finding new ways to leech. Also (the Guardian is on life support, but there is still a faint pulse): “Leaked documents reveal secretive influence of corporate cash on politics”.
Right-wing political nonsense from, of all places, Counterpunch: “Obama’s Dilemma: Justice for 9-11 Families or Saudi Arabia?”.
Blood-pouring-from-the-fangs Zionism from, of all places, Counterpunch: “The Israel Lobby, the Syrian War and the Meaning of Empire”.
But this is fun: “Roaming Charges: America’s Political CAT Scan”.
“Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump For Granting Him Citizenship”. This would have been infinitely funnier had it been about a ceremony held after Trump’s election to retroactively grant Barry citizenship. Of course, only idiots read the New Yorker.
“… Ritualistic Baal worship, in sum, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, congregants – men and women alike – would engage in bisexual orgies. ….”
Identity of St. Cloud, Minnesota Mall Attacker Revealed as Dahir Adan – Reports | 18 Sept 2016 | Dahir Adan’s father, Ahmed Adan, says that police identified his son as the slain attacker. Ahmed Adan told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that police told him Saturday night that his son, Dahir A. Adan, died at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud…The Saint Cloud Times is reporting Dahir Adan, a member of the local Somali Community, was the man who attacked nine people at a local mall Saturday while shouting about “Allah.” A short time earlier, St. Cloud Somali-American community members identified the deceased suspect as Dahir Adan.
Breaking:Videos show same man near both NYC bomb incident sites –Business surveillance videos show that one man brought pressure cooker; two others took pressure cooker out of the bag and set it on the ground. | 18 Sept 2016 | Surveillance videos show man near first New York explosion site and location where pressure cooker was found, sources tell CNN.
‘There will be more’: Mysterious 911 caller ‘threatened further explosions immediately after Manhattan blast’ –The male, unidentified caller said he was a block up from Saturday’s blast –He promised there would be more explosions just after the bomb went off –A note was also supposedly found with a second, undetonated bomb –It was said to contain writing that is partly in Arabic | 18 Sept 2016 | An unidentified caller told a 911 operator to expect more explosions straight after a bomb shook the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea Saturday night, it has been reported. According to unnamed sources who spoke to the NY Post, the caller claimed to be stood at the corner of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue, one block up from the explosion, which went off near the corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue. ‘I’m looking at the explosion down the block,’ the caller said. ‘There will be more.’
You know you’ve reached peak neocon when your government is providing air support for an ISIS attack on the Syrian Arab Army while ISIS is taking credit for a stabbing attack in Minnesota. When you are as utterly Jewed-up as the United States now finds itself the concepts of allies and enemies become meaningless.
The Orwellian bias and naked propaganda of the leftist media, such as refusing to call acts of terrorism terrorism, and criticizing Trump for calling a bombing a bombing, really has jumped the shark and gone full retard. Which is why they have lost nearly all credibility among the great mass of the people. It is so ridiculous that even the average formerly asleep “bread and circuses” distracted sheeple are now able to see it. That is a good thing.
But the “mainstream” media, and the SJW communist fanatics that infest the Democratic party (same thing, really) refuse to see how they are killing their own credibility and legitimacy. So be it. Let them keep responding to radical leftist and jihadist terrorism by ignoring it or by trying to blame it on “racism.” That only helps us wake more people up.
In response to these attacks, and the MN mall knife attack in particular, which follows close on the heels of San Bernardino, Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, etc., Americans need to come to grips with reality staring them in the face, that there are internal enemies inside our gates who are at war with this nation, who will target men, women, children indiscriminately, and therefore, Americans must GO ARMED AT ALL TIMES, because an attack from either a radical leftist or jihadist can come at any time, in any place. The people in that mall were fortunate that an off-duty cop happened to be in the mall, and was able to shoot the knife wielding jihadist to the ground. What if he hadn’t been there? That mall, no surprise, was a “gun free zone.” So, a “law abiding” concealed carry gun owner would have left his or her gun in the car, and would have been artificially disarmed and made incapable of shutting down the attacker with some well administered lead therapy, unless they ran all the way to their car and then ran back. That is a fail.
The right response to this absurdity is what noted cutting edge firearms and tactics instructor Gabe Suarez wrote today:
The Crossroads Mall I am told is posted as a Gun Free Zone. from their website, it mentions – “No firearms or illegal weapons”. Well that is all very nice, but that didn’t seem to stop the terrorist, so since the other side refuses to obey the rules, so shall we refuse to obey such silly rules. Carry your weapons everywhere…well concealed but ready at hand. Ignore the sign. The sign will not protect you…that much is clear.
Spot on. Go armed at all times, in all places, and ignore idiotic signs and rules. I also highly recommend that you read Suarez’s recent books Killing the Active Shooter and The Final Weapon. Get your mind right, get trained, go armed, and be ready to be a protecting warrior when faced with evil rather than a bleating sheep, running away in terror, as this sad society conditions people to be. If you are present at such a terrorist attack, you are the first responder. We are at war. Act like it.
“… Mega-giant Bayer put $66 billion on the table, and mega-giant Monsanto said yes.
Think GMOs, crop seeds, pesticides, medical drugs.
Keep in mind that one of the consultants on the European side of this deal is the Rothschild Group.
But that’s not all. Dow and DuPont are planning to merge. Recently, another biotech giant, Syngenta, was swallowed up by the state-owned ChemChina. And this just in: two major Canadian fertilizer manufacturers, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. and Agrium Inc. are merging.
Consolidation, monopoly. The Empire strikes back…..”
A 13-year-old girl was brought to the hospital Thursday afternoon after suffering a bullet wound from a police officer’s gun. According to police, they were attempting to bring the ‘combative’ child under control when the ‘officer’s gun discharged.’ According to police, they were called to the school to investigate allegations of a crime. As they were talking to the young girl, she allegedly became “uncooperative and then combative,” according to the release. While officers struggled to control the elementary student, one of their firearms somehow discharged while still in the holster and also somehow hit the girl, according to the release.
[Ed.: What happened to being sent to the principal’s office and having your parents called?]
“I do not believe that man will be “better” in the future; I do not believe that man is ever better or worse; he is always the same. But at certain times the demonic erupts into mankind not only secretly, among criminals and psychopaths, but openly and on a large scale; it takes on a political life and sweeps whole nations off their feet.
Tesla just won a bid to supply grid-scale power in Southern California to help prevent electricity shortages following the biggest natural gas leak in U.S. history. The Powerpacks, worth tens of millions of dollars, will be operational in record time—by the end of this year.
Tesla Motors Inc. will supply 20 megawatts (80 megawatt-hours) of energy storage to Southern California Edison as part of a wider effort to prevent blackouts by replacing fossil-fuel electricity generation with lithium-ion batteries. Tesla’s contribution is enough to power about 2,500 homes for a full day, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. But the real significance of the deal is the speed with which lithium-ion battery packs are being deployed.
“The storage is being procured in a record time frame,” months instead of years, said Yayoi Sekine, a battery analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “It highlights the maturity of advanced technologies like energy storage to be contracted as a reliable resource in an emergency situation.”
In total megawatt hours, the Tesla batteries will make up the biggest lithium-ion battery project in the world, though it will soon be surpassed by others under contract, according to data compiled by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
[Ed.: Has the Establishment (The Powers That Be) decided to withdraw its support of Hillary?]
“… We are confronting the most brazen political move in American history. When will the press begin to fulfill its ethical obligations to the American people? Will the real “Hillary Clinton” please stand up?”
Also they do paid snitching seminars for the police against people they have labeled as hateful black separatists. Some of these people may be wack hotep types however that is still snitching to police for $$$.
Intelwire.com has weird archive items of OKC bombing related SPLC referencing teletype files.
And their entire conceptual framework or ontology has been imported into the FBI wholesale. I did like when SPLC announced – based on materials that Anonymous affiliated hackers fished out, so the cat was outta the bag – that Hal Turner was a plant of the JTTF in New Jersey. Turner claimed he was trolling to get pro-Israel moles to query his file in different field offices – I don’t know if that was true but if so it would be an interesting instance of a similar sort of dialectic/trolling system in this realm.
sorry i meant the ‘extremism’ conceptual framework, imported into Dept of Homeland Security and the massive and under reported new Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) which used to be the ICE Office of Investigations.
J. Michael Springmann (Washington)
SPLC: read sourcewatch.org’s comments about how they work with the ADL, B’Nai Brith, and other organizations to spy on Arabs & Muslims. The SPLC then turns the information over to US government agencies such as the FBI & Fusion Centers.
US forces IMF to change the rules over Ukraine, setting a time bomb under global financial system Fort Russ (Chuck L). Headline screechy, and a few claims a bit broad (for instance, the US only has 1/6 of the votes on the IMF board, so its considerable influence operates more by informal than formal channels) but the discussion of lending to a country at war being against IMF rules and the row over the Russian sovereign debt has been reported at other sites. But with those caveats, an important sighting.
Hillary’s health and the Age of Disinformation New Statesman. J-LS: “Say it aint so– even the New Statesman seems to be tacking dictation from HRC’s campaign. It’s ironic that the background picture shows her wearing the infamous blue Zeiss lenses– rendered especially creepy by reflected flashes in each lens.”
“Andrew Korybko – Americans don’t want a walking dead woman for president”.
Comment at Naked Capitalism by RabidGandhi on the DNC office sale scandal:
“Re: Obama Sold Off Public Offices to Donors
A lot of folks got a bee in their bonnet when Obama nominated Noah Mamet (bundled $3 million for the Big O in 2012) to be US Ambassador to Argentina, but they clearly overlooked two advantages that show why Mamet was uniquely qualified for the job and thus there was no corruption. First of all, Mamet had the advantage of never having been to Argentina or South America, so he was starting with a blank slate, unlike other candidates who came with pre-conceptions and an over-understanding of regional history. Secondly, since he didn’t speak any Spanish when he got here, he has not been as easily distracted by the locals (who let’s face it, can really blab your ear off). He can thus better focus on his job.
I’m sure those other donors on the list are just as uniquely qualified. Sounds legit.”.
Grifters gotta grift: “Allegations of Fraud Surface Over “One Time” Donations to Hillary that Occur Repeatedly”. I’m reminded that they’ve never really nailed down how much loot Hil and Bill lifted from the White House on their way out.
“The Existential Madness of Putin-Bashing” (Parry). Those few of us in the know can easily identify yet another Jewish story, the only explanation for otherwise baffling American official behavior against American self-interest.
“Billions in Taxpayer Money to Israel: How the NYT Hides Unsavory Facts from View”.
“Arson of Orlando Mosque”. Money must be tight – usually they hire a goy for this kind of work.
“UC Berkeley Axes ‘Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis’ Course”.
“Synagogue stabbing: In Jewish-only WB settlement, 1 Jew stabbed another Jew because “he believed he was a Christian””.
“The U.S. Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria” by Elliott Abrams. Curious how certain kinds of hate speech by a certain kind of people are allowed. “The religious bigotry and ignorance of Elliott Abrams: about the minuscule number of Syrian refugees in the US”.
“Pizza and Vodka Secrets Coming Out” by Israel Shamir.
Israel has ‘200 nukes all pointed at Iran’, former US secretary of state Colin Powell says in leaked private email that has Washington on edge | 16 Sept 2016 | In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads. Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nukes decades ago, it has never declared itself to be a nuclear state. The existence of its weapons program is considered classified information by both the Israeli and U.S. governments. Powell, a retired Army general who has served as White House national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Associated Press on Friday through a spokeswoman he was referring to public estimates of Israel’s nukes.
Not only has the State Department ignored Colin Powell’s revelation Israel has two hundred nukes, so has the establishment media. After DCLeak posted a tranche of Powell emails hacked from the former secretary of state’s personal Gmail account, RT’s Caleb Maupin asked the State Department for comment on Powell’s mention of Israel’s nukes. He was ignored. Meanwhile, the story has been virtually ignored by the media. The Sun in Britain reported on it, as did The Times of Israel and Haaretz in Israel, but The New York Times and The Washington Post have remained silent.
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Christopher Bollyn Speaks at Portland Community College (two hours)
[Ed.: Perhaps we should take a poll. We should ask all the people involved, from cast and producers and executives right on down through to the lowest grips, gaffers, go-fers, chauffeurs and caterers on the CBS Production “Blue Bloods”, whether they believe the official story of 9/11.]
Facebook says it is working to fight the spread of fake news on its platform after a story pushing a conspiracy theory about the 9/11 attacks and another that said Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was backing Hillary Clinton appeared among its “trending topics.” Facebook says it is working to fight the spread of fake news on its platform after false stories claiming the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy and that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was backing Hillary Clinton appeared among its “trending topics.”
Media dwelling on Obama’s birth certificate so they don’t have to cover this nugget: Obama enlists Republican Kasich to push for TPP corporate takeover of US | 16 Sept 2016 | Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama will push for the trade deal’s corporate takeover approval. Obama, a Democrat who is leaving office in four months, met with the governor, who fell short in his bid to be the Republican presidential candidate, in the White House Oval Office to discuss strategies for overcoming domestic political angst over hatred of the TPP. The unlikely partnership comes as the White House makes a final full-court push to persuade Republican congressional leaders to approve the deal in a “lame duck” session after the Nov. 8 election.
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“… We cannot help but feel a hunger for authenticity, honesty, spiritual solace and human connection, but these are precisely what is scarce in our social and economic structure…..”
Russian media magnate Dmitry Itskov is heading “Avatar,” a tremendously ambitious and far-reaching multidisciplinary research project that aims to achieve immortality in humans within the next three decades. He plans to do it by housing human brains in progressively more disembodied vehicles, first transplanting them into robots and then, by the year 2045, by reverse-engineering the human brain and effectively “downloading” human consciousness onto a computer chip.
Fact or fiction?
When speculating on seemingly unobtainable goals such as this, one must be careful not to believe that improbable technological advances automatically become more likely simply by looking further away in the future. This is the cognitive trap that, for instance, has seen many leading IT experts predict the development of a human-level artificial intelligence at roughly twenty years in the future for at least the past five decades.
Looking at Avatar’s proposed timeline, Itskov’s project seems to suffer from the same fallacy. Certainly, if we borrow Carl Sagan’s rule that “extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof,” the project comes up short for the time being; it does, however, have the merit of basing most of its steps on technology that is either in the works or of general interest…..
Police in Columbus, Ohio say they were searching for robbery suspects when a 13-year-old boy pulled a gun out of his waistband. Police shot and killed the boy.
[Ed.: You would think some sharp-brained leader or lawyer or activist would crete a coalition of people like police chiefs, police unions and others to lobby toy makers to ask them to make toy guns that by design has “this is a toy!” written all over it. In the other vein, you would think the victims of such tragedies would file a suit against the toy maker for damages because they made a toy look so much like a real weapon that the police thought it was one.
If some can contemplate suing weapons manufacturers for their role in making weapons that kill, then some can contemplate suing toy-makers that make toys that get kids who play with them get killed.][corrected language next day, Ed.]
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Putting guns together while blindfolded is not the issue –dismantling freedom with eyes wide open is.
“Obama hands Israel the largest military aid deal in history”. There’s the price of Barry becoming a billionaire. Note also that these billions are just the beginning:
“The deal also includes an Israeli pledge to stop lobbying Congress for supplemental missile defense funding, which in recent years has accounted for as much as an additional $600 million for Israel in discretionary US funding each year.
But there are loopholes.
The pledge is “expected to be made in a side letter or annex to the agreement” and the “wording is likely to be flexible enough to allow exceptions in case of a war or other major crisis,” according to Reuters.”
“Late Stage Lying: Pneumonia Theory vs. Parkinson’s Disease Theory; Doctors Chime In”. I like the input of M.D. Zadeh (sub-cortical vascular dementia). See: “‘Traffic jam’ in brain linked to common cognitive disorder” (just what Americans need from a President!):
“The resulting loss of healthy brain tissue adversely affects concentration and decision making and leads to problems with planning and organizing.”
“Leaked Emails Show Colin Powell Was Worried About Hillary’s Health Over A Year Ago” “You can’t make this stuff up: Hillary Clinton was poisoned by Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, says the Washington Post”.
“Body double? Secret earpiece? Donald Trump fuels Hillary Clinton conspiracy theories”. There is a long history of Presidential impersonators in the United States, typically making their money from comedy. They imitate appearance, mannerisms, and voice. I’m personally sure, relying solely on my own lyin’ eyes, that this appearance – quick and oddly far from any camera coverage (the media is obviously in the bag for Clinton) – was by an impersonator. Given everything else we’ve seen, this would be the least of Clinton’s deceptions. Of course, the big problems arise when an impersonator won’t do, and Clinton has to appear in public herself.
“About Those Mysterious Blue Sunglasses Hillary Was Wearing At The 9/11 Memorial Ceremony”. No one else was wearing sunglasses.
“Hillary Became Unelectable Long Ago”. There are so many, many reasons that it is difficult to settle on one, so health may be a handy and relatively non-judgmental compromise reason.
“Guess Who Colin Powell Is Talking About: He’s “Still Dicking Bimbos At Home””. Colin has a way with words!
“Democratic Super PAC to Pay for Dirt on Donald Trump” (no doubt after they found that evidence of Trump attacking Barry Manilow ensured Trump’s landslide victory!):
“Correct the Record came up with the idea after the Huffington Post reported that someone was shopping around a video of Trump attacking singer Barry Manilow, which the news organization refused to pay for.”
“This Is How Much It ‘Costs’ To Get An Ambassadorship: Guccifer 2.0 Leaks DNC ‘Pay-To-Play’ Donor List”. One of the most important recent leaks.
“Ford confirms small car production moving from US to Mexico”. Is it intentional that this announcement now plays right into Trump’s anti-neo-liberalism, consistently the main theme of almost all his public appearances (though you’d never know it from the mainstream media)?
“John Kerry’s last hurrah: With the Syrian cease-fire, the secretary of state takes a parting swipe at Russophobia”. It is interesting that Kerry is usually fighting the Pentagon, but in Syria he appears to be siding with the Pentagon and fighting the CIA. The only possible unifying conceptual framework is, of course, unsayable, as it is Wars For The Jews.
“The Leaked Montenegrin Government Files: Part I- A Rift Within NATO Confirmed”. Details of back-room diplomatic plotting of NATO expansion.
“A Summary of the Rothschild crime syndicate in Israel”
“China Ups the Game in the South China Sea” (Escobar). Part of Barry’s ongoing struggle to find allies stupid enough to go with him down his dark path. Also: “How Do You Handle a Problem Like Rodrigo Duterte?” and “Duterte’s Power Play: Rocking the US-Philippines Alliance”.
“Naïve Americans believes sexual agents only exist in fiction. Bill’s endless string of bimbos are all farmers’ daughters? Are you kidding? Foreign intelligence agencies play this kind of situation like a piano. It’s so easy, it’s ridiculous. Send in a female operative, or five or six. —Pillow talk, on-the-scene observation, blackmail, the works.
Who knows, Bill may actually want to spill secrets. After all, he did send advanced military tech to China back in the day, in exchange for campaign money. And as an arch Globalist, why should he care about America as a sovereign nation?
Meanwhile, Hillary, stricken with some kind of neurological deficit, sets up a private email server through which she sends and receives classified information. Either she’s too far gone to notice, or she doesn’t care.
E-Mails are often stolen because the chain of servers between sender and receiver are not secure. When you have domain registrars like Network Solutions getting hacked repeatedly any kind of security goes completely out the window. The fact that you might have the most secure server in the world sitting in your house doesn’t mean squat if you don’t also have a full understanding of the possible ‘man in the middle’ attacks.
Personally, I understand nothing of this. My work means that any of my emails are likely to be (and have been) deposed after which opposing counsel (or more likely teams of opposing counsel) will attempt to use them to the full distortable advantage possible, I personally ask myself before I hit send : would I be ok with this in the paper? and then I edit.
Egads, didnt these folks’ lawyers advise them on day one to apply a good dose of shut up in all their writings and tell them to assume it will be hacked by foreign and domestic entities whose intentions are unlikely to be good?
The U.S. intelligence community declined to conduct a required assessment of the damage to national security caused by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton sending and receiving secrets on a private email server. “ODNI is not leading an [intelligence community]-wide damage assessment and is not aware of any individual IC element conducting such formal assessments,” Joel D. Melstad, a spokesman for the of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said.
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“It used to be cars were made in Flint, and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico,” Trump stated. “Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint.”
Hillary Clinton may not recover from her pneumonia until late October [will skip debates (of course) and rely on electronic ‘voting’ machine-rigging to steal ‘election’] | 13 Sept 2016 | FIX: What’s the prognosis for pneumonia? How long is the typical recovery time for a patient of Mrs. Clinton’s age and medical history? Dr. Steven Simpson, medical director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at The University of Kansas Hospital: Men and women 65 years of age and up — e.g. both presidential candidates — are particularly susceptible to pneumonia, which is a very common cause of death among the elderly. However, the prognosis for pneumonia that does not require hospitalization is quite good. Although a person of this age should be able to function to do their job within a few days – if they take adequate time to rest and recuperate – longer if they try to work through it, it generally takes four to six weeks to feel back to normal, in terms of stamina.
[Ed.: The lady, and I use that term advisedly, obviously missed all the TV ads telling you that you should “get this one done” for the latest variant of PneumoVax, or has not been seeing a PCP or NP lately who surely would have hounded her — as they have me, and I’m pretty much the same age — until she showed up for the shot. In my case, I wasn’t even allowed a moment’s reflection on the value; I was told “with all your co-morbidities, getting the flu will likely kill you.” Having been hospitalized three times for febrile illness, each time for weeks at a time, and having fought off pneumonia at home over a three week period — the hallucinatory sweat-out might have been an NDE, it was a no-brainer. The experience with heart surgery, coma et al still hovers like gentle and loving spectre.]
As the Clinton campaign go full court press to spin Hillary as a hard-worker who battled through (non-contagious) pneumonia to hug little kids, it appears the US public will have to assign Colin Powell to the basket of deplorables that question Hillary’s health… Amid the clusterfuck of emails leaked by Guccifer 2.0 overnight was this little gem. Colin Powell and billionaire mega-donor Jeffrey Leeds discuss Hillary’s health in March 2015…
More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show. The Department of State funded a Peace Corps program created by Dr. Vanessa Kerry and officials from both agencies, records show. The Peace Corps then awarded the money without competition to a nonprofit Kerry created for the program.
Have you noticed how over-the-top ridiculous the mainstream propaganda is getting during this (s)election cycle? Of course you have. And so have most of your mainstream-believing friends and co-workers. So why is the MSM pushing this in the public’s face? Is there an agenda at play here?
Washington (CNN) Bill Clinton’s effort to help his recuperating wife Wednesday may have instead caused her another political headache when he said Hillary Clinton was suffering from the flu, not pneumonia, as her campaign has said.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a letter from her doctor Wednesday describing her treatment for “mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia” and noting that she received a CT scan confirming the illness and she is now halfway …
“Newly Leaked Colin Powell Emails Confirm Clintons And Obamas Can’t Stand Each Other”.
“Did Hillary Avoid The ER To “Conceal Details Of Her Medical Treatment”?”. I don’t think her doctors would have allowed her to avoid high-level and intensive medical treatment, but she had it in a (very) private clinic, the kind the 0.1% uses (probably paid for by a ‘donor’), and they sent the Clinton impersonator out from Chelsea’s as part of the political theater.
“CBS News Edits Out Embarrassing Verbal Slip in Bill Clinton Interview (UPDATED)”. ‘Frequently’.
“Did Clinton bring her personal DOCTOR to 9/11 memorial where she collapsed? Woman seen ‘checking Hillary’s pulse’ may be her physician”.
These right-ish independent or mildly Republican voters that Hillary is trying to court by throwing Bernie supporters under the bus are exactly the people who would never vote for somebody whose health made them untrustworthy with looking after American security interests in an emergency.
“John Helmer: Did Hillary Clinton Take Money From Russia Oligarch Oleg Deripaska for a Favor in the General Motors-Opel Deal?”. She seems to have pocketed the bribe and then reneged on the quid pro quo when she tried, and failed, to muscle some anti-Putin intelligence out of it.
It is funny that the United States has a long history of hiding extremely serious Presidential medical problems: Wilson (Wilson’s wife was the real first American female President), Roosevelt, Kennedy, and even Ronnie Reagan (utterly out of it for his entire second term!).
“Barbara Lee’s Lone Vote on Sept. 14, 2001, Was as Prescient as It Was Brave and Heroic”. Since political courage and intelligence is practically non-existent in this age of crappification, we should celebrate it whenever it occurs. “Rep. Barbara Lee: Repeal 9/11 Authorization for Use of Force to Cancel Blank Check for Endless War”.
“Ukraine and Poland: A Tortured History – And What It Means For Today”. The Poles, not the Russians, are the real, and deadly serious, enemies of the Ukrainian nation.
“David Cameron savaged by MPs for ‘opportunistic regime change’ in Libya”
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The mother of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl who was found dead and dismembered told police she looked for men online and at work to sexually assault her daughter, according to search warrants obtained by a newspaper.
When two National Park Service rangers saw a car parked along the shoulder of the Blue Ridge Parkway near a man and a little girl walking down a steep embankment, they thought they were simply investigating illegal campers.
Muslim woman’s blouse set on fire in New York City street
Some smart to start the day in these anniversary days filled with dumb: “How building design changed after 9/11″.
“Mainstream Media Meltdown: CNN, WaPo Front Page Chaos After Hillary Faints”.
“Hillary’s Doctor Discloses Pneumonia Diagnosis Made Last Friday: Questions Abound”.
I don’t think it is over in the sense that all of the (((mainstream media))) will stop lying for her (that will never happen as long as there is a War For The Jews to be had), but it is over in the sense that her health is so precarious that they won’t be able to keep her upright, or even alive, until the election. The stress of the campaign, even in the bubble they’ve created, is literally killing her. If she wasn’t such an absolute monster you might feel sorry for her, another victim of Jewish violent group supremacism.
“How Israel Stole the Bomb”. A must read to understand the treason that swirls around Jewish violent group supremacism, not just amongst the Jewish traitors (where treason is to be understood as a given), but amongst the pliant shabbos goyim who cover up for them.
“Israeli Teens Arrested In Connection With ‘Majority’ of Recent DDoS Attacks”. The really shocking thing is that they have been arrested.
“Flock sticks with atheist United Church minister” (my emphasis in red):
“Jeanne Hamel has been a member of the United Church since its formation in Toronto, 91 years ago.
Today, as a longtime member of the West Hill United Church congregation in Scarborough, Hamel, 96, knows where her loyalties lie.
Hamel is sticking with Gretta Vosper, the United Church minister who was told by church leaders that she is “not suitable” because she calls herself an atheist and preaches about love without referring to Jesus Christ.”
“Washington Post – Mocking Conspiracy Theories While Creating Their Own”.
“Hillary’s Health: NBC Asks 9 Unanswered Questions”. [Ed.: Great little slice of The Onion at the end of this….]
“It’s Time To Bring Back Bernie”. But they’ll use Biden and not Bernie if their Weekend at Bernie’s fails.
“Screw Loose Change respond to Jones et al”. You might want to ask yourself why there isn’t more like this, why the palpable nonsense of the truthers goes completely unchallenged. I know why. There is no advantage to common sense. Why take on the crazies and the stupids when it won’t make any practical difference? The waters are permanently muddied, just as the rulers want.
“Obama’s Ungraceful Exit from Air Force One, America’s Ungraceful Exit from Asia”. Like Biden’s insulting greeting in Turkey. Susan Rice lost her mind at the effrontery.
Meanwhile, prepping for the reign of Hillary (whose strong hand on those nuclear codes will be impressive if she isn’t having her daily fit): “Armageddon on the Steppe? – TTG”.
Trump and Putin poisoned Hillary Clinton, warns top doctor | 13 Sept 2016 | One of the most well-known scientists in the US has warned that Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned by Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. Bennet Omalu, the famous pathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of deceased American football players, made the disturbing suggestion on Twitter. ‘I must advise the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms Clinton’s blood,’ he wrote. ‘It is possible she is being poisoned.’ Then, in a second tweet, he added: ‘I do not trust Mr Putin and Mr Trump. With those two all things are possible.’
The official story of 9/11 is a lie. But Eberhart’s story is a lie within that lie, designed to absolve himself and other members of the US military charged with defending American airspace that morning from the most catastrophic failure in that mission in their history. And not only did Eberhart survive with his career intact, he was praised as a “9/11 hero” and moved into the private sector after leaving NORAD in 2004, as chairman and board member of a number of companies that directly benefited from the post-9/11 police state and the post-9/11 war on terror.
Elon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a “neural lace,” a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.
There’s no doubt that Elon Musk is one busy individual. When not playing on the Tesla factory floor, he may be bringing electric roofs to electric vehicles, or dreaming up the Hyperloop, or toying with the future of AI.
If not any of those, he is apparently busy protecting us from being treated like house pets after the Singularity. To that end, the billionaire polymath has revealed he may be working on something called a “neural lace.”
Discussed in a conversation at the Code Conference, Musk touched on a number of topics, including this fascinating “brain hacking” tech. Take a look in the video below.
The concept was first thought up by Iain M. Banks in his Culture novels. In these novels, a neural lace is a mesh-like device that would be implanted in a person directly through the bloodstream, controlling the release of certain neurons using the power of thought.
Musk’s version of the neural lace doesn’t work exactly like that. Musk’s lace seems to be a mesh that would allow such AI to work symbiotically with the human brain. Signals will be picked up and transmitted wirelessly, but without any interference of natural neurological processes. Essentially, making it a digital brain upgrade. Imagine writing and sending texts just using your thoughts.
As far-fetched as it sounds, it’s not all mere science-fiction; there may be actual basis in verifiable science. We may, at least, already have the mesh part locked down. Nanotechnology experts have already developed an ultra-fine mesh of electronics that can seamlessly merge with the brain. This mesh has been tested on mice. Mr. Musk has hinted at announcing some developments in the area very soon.
Bill Clinton told Charlie Rose that Hillary fainted from dehydration “because she’s been working ‘like a demon”. You can’t make these things up. [You can watch the Charlie Rose show, 11 PM Monday night, and spliced into the early morning shows on CBS, but an excerpt appeared on the CBS evening news earlier tonight.]
My first thought on seeing the picture (and CNN is exactly like Soviet-era coverage of some sick and dying member of the Politburo!), which I saw before the bigger story, was ‘what’s Ellen DeGeneres promoting?’ The entire posture and facial expression is wrong for Clinton.
You have to wonder if they’ll just start using the impersonator full time to avoid similar accidents.
“Hillary Clinton reveals pneumonia diagnosis after stumble at 9/11 memorial”. They picked her up and threw her into the back of the van like they were handling a slab of raw meat. “Video appears to show wobbly Hillary helped into van, leaving 9/11 event due to “overheating”; Update: Hillary headed home — without media; Update: More video added” Scroll down for the wobbly video – yikes indeed.
“Story Changes Again, Now Hillary’s Doctor Claims She Has Pneumonia”:
“If Hillary has pneumonia, and passed out at an event, – why was she taken to her daughter’s apartment and not a hospital? After all, she was as of today aware of her Friday diagnosis.”
This ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ nonsense is becoming e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y entertaining.
[Ed.: He got the briefing about the secret space budget.]
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“… The most compelling evidence of compromised health comes from the conduct of her campaign. Clinton has a light schedule, almost no press contact, and holds very few public rallies. From December 5, 2015 through September 1, 2016, Clinton failed to hold an open press conference. This is stunning. Few candidates enjoy talking to the press but it’s part of the fabric of political campaigns in the United States. She held no press conferences. Why?
Clinton’s campaign has been light on public appearances, a fact acknowledged by her own supporters. She has a few events scheduled before the September 26 debate but only one rally…..”
“… If Hillary is suffering from pneumonia, why are her people allowing her to run around attending fund raisers and 9/11 events as if nothing is wrong? Why didn’t they simply suspend her activities for a couple days back then, like they have done now?….” asks Scott Creighton.
[Ed.: The answer is fairly obvious: Hillary is not managed or handled by her campaign staff except at the surface level. Hillary is managed by the Rothschildian complex and more specifically through its agents Gyorgy Schwarz (George Soros), and the Zionist/Goldman Sachs sphere of influence to which she donated her child. As such, she is required to make the obedient pilgrimage to scenes of Satanic sacrifice, the virtually simultaneous ashes to ashes, dust to dust transformation of over 2,000 souls, an event which must be physically, emotionally and spiritually taxing for healthy humans but is expected to be taken in stride by someone who openly cackled with delight at the news of the anal bayonet rape of the son of an illiterate nomadic Bedouin goat herder “from a small, relatively un-influential tribal group called the Qadhadhfa”.]
OVER THE WEEKEND — BACK STORY TO HILLARY CLINTON’S PNEUMONIA:Hillary Clinton stumbled and quickly exited a 9/11 ceremony yesterday. Turns out, she was diagnosed with pneumonia Friday, her doctor revealed on Sunday evening. Political implications: Clinton is taking a few days off, canceling her California campaigning trip — although she is joining a fundraising event via teleconference. This has also triggered a bigger political debate over candidates revealing health records and keeping the press in the loop. Full play-by-play:http://bit.ly/2cyL4s2
And it wasn’t just Clinton: Via People, several members of Clinton’s staff got the same bug, including campaign manager Robby Mook. http://bit.ly/2cydgdt
Donald Trump’s reaction: “Something’s going on.” http://bit.ly/2cGWExu But Trump also added, “I hope she gets well soon.” Trump will also now release his physical report Thursday. Guess where: On the “Dr. Oz” show … yeah, I couldn’t make that up if I tried. http://bit.ly/2cGXo5N
David Axelrod, former White House senior adviser to President Obama: “Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What’s the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?” Ouch. http://bit.ly/2cpXiBU
UPDATE:Clinton campaign reaction today: “We could have done better yesterday, but it is a fact that public knows more about HRC than any nominee in history,” tweeted Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri. http://bit.ly/2cygYEb
JUST NOW – Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon on MSNBC: “I can attest there is no other undisclosed condition.” He says Clinton will be back on the trail by the middle or end of the week and the campaign will be releasing additional medical information later this week. Full Fallon statement: http://bit.ly/2cTH2tM
[Ed.: The loose piece of metal which was noted to have fallen (allegedly) out of Hillary’s pant leg has people guessing and wondering, but I bet it’s just that she had a hole in her pocket and out came one of her pieces of nickel she’d been husbanding for her Foundation.]
Former DNC chairman calls for Clinton contingency plan | 12 Sept 2016 | A former Democratic National Committee chairman says President Barack Obama and the party’s congressional leaders should immediately come up with a process to identify a potential successor candidate for Hillary Clinton for the off-chance a health emergency forces her out of the race. “I think the plan should be developed by 6 o’clock this afternoon,” said Don Fowler, who helmed the DNC from 1995 to 1997, during Bill Clinton’s presidency, and has backed Hillary Clinton since her 2008 presidential bid. Fowler said he expects Clinton to fully recover from her bout with pneumonia, which forced her to leave a Sept. 11 memorial event early and cancel an early-week fundraising swing. But he said the Democratic Party would be mistaken to proceed without a contingency plan.
Washington, D.C. – In a stunning turn of events, the Democratic National Committee is set to hold an emergency meeting to discuss replacing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee after she was caught on camera collapsing during a 9/11 memorial in New York yesterday. Emmy award-winning journalist David Shuster noted in a social media post that Democratic Party operatives are in the process of planning a crisis summit to discuss alternatives to Clinton. The ongoing media speculation, about potentially serious health issues, was confirmed with this latest incident.
This is brought to our attention by David Codrea, is complemented by the works of Adam Ruff and Greg Jednack of Unspun Newz, and many others, and based in great part on the expressions of Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.‘s writings and lectures. [That link contains multiple videos.]
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Trump campaign sides with Netanyahu: Palestinians seek ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Jews
Pharmaceutical executives who recently made a major donation to an anti-marijuana legalization campaign claimed they were doing so out of concern for the safety of children — but their investor filings reveal that pot poses a direct threat to their plans to cash in on a synthetic cannabis product they have developed. On August 31, Insys Therapeutics Inc. donated $500,000 to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, becoming the single largest donor to the group leading the charge to defeat a ballot measure in Arizona to legalize marijuana.
CLG Exclusive:Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, Bias Reporting: The New Micro-techniques of Surveillance and Control By Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. www.legitgov.org | 12 Sept 2016 | A singular orthodoxy has infiltrated the discursive and parameters of U.S. and other universities and colleges. This orthodoxy now constitutes the ethical vocabulary of academia. Adopted from feminism, anti-racism, and LGBTQ theory and practice, the language, doctrines, and mechanisms of this orthodoxy now dominate academia’s policies, procedures and handbooks…While innumerable articles have appeared on one or another of these topics (mostly on trigger warnings and safe spaces), no one has explained the structural provenance nor analysed the probable effects of these developments as a whole. Nor has anyone provided a theoretical or historical framework with which to understand them.