Sunday, 30 April 2017

Marine Le Pen SURGES in French Polls - Bill Still


French presidential longshot Marine Le Pen is surging in the French polls.
A BFM TV poll found that over 50% of those surveyed believe Le Pen had a good start for the 2-week sprint to the final vote 9 days from now, while her opponent, Emmanuel Macron had the support of only 43%. Just a week ago most polls gave Macron a 25-to-30-point lead in the race.
A Harris Interactive poll found that the populist Le Pen now leads Macron by an astounding 61-to-48 margin in post 1st-round election polling. If this sentiment holds, that would represent an unprecedented 40 point reversal.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Related:

Marine Le Pen: All you need to know about French presidential second frontrunner (in 1 minute)


Emmanuel Macron: All you need to know about French presidential frontrunner (in 1 minute)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

This 1967 CIA Memo Is Still Used to Discredit Conspiracy 'Theorists' Today


This is how it worked then and it's still how it works now. If you read this document (see video), you'll see elements of it still in play today every time something major happens that they don't want anyone asking questions about.



The term, as it is applied today, causes brain freezing and misguided thinking to occur.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

The Looting Machine Called Capitalism - Paul Craig Roberts


I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment. In other words, capitalists make profits because their costs are externalized and born by others. In the US, society and the environment have to pick up the tab produced by capitalist activity.

In the past when critics raised the question about external costs, that is, costs that are external to the company although produced by the company’s activities, economists answered that it was not really a problem, because those harmed by the activity could be compensated for the damages that they suffered. This statement was intended to reinforce the claim that capitalism served the general welfare. However, the extremely primitive nature of American property rights meant that rarely would those suffering harm be compensated. The apologists for capitalism saved the system in the abstract, but not in reality.

My recent article, “The Destruction of Inlet Beach,” made it clear to me that very little, if any, of the real estate development underway would be profitable if the external costs imposed on existing property holders had to be compensated. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/17/destruction-inlet-beach/

Consider just a few examples. When a taller house is constructed in front of one of less height, the Gulf view of the latter is preempted. The damage to the property value of the house whose view has been blocked is immense. Would the developer build such a tall structure if the disadvantaged existing property had to be compensated for the decline in its value?

When a house is built that can sleep 20 or 30 people next to a family’s vacation home or residence, the noise and congestion destroys the family’s ability to enjoy their own property. If they had to be compensated for their loss, would the hotel, disquised as a “single family dwelling” have been built?

Walton County, Florida, is so unconcerned about these vital issues that it has permitted construction of structures that can accommodate 30 people, but provide only three parking spaces. Where do the rental guests park? How many residents will find themselves blocked in their own driveways or with cars parked on their lawns?

As real estate developers build up congestion, travel times are extended. What formerly was a 5 minute drive from Inlet Beach to Seaside along 30-A can now take 45 minutes during summer and holidays, possibly longer. Residents and visitors pay the price of the developers’ profits in lost time. The road is a two-lane road that cannot be widened. Yet Walton County’s planning department took no account of the gridlock that would emerge.

As the state and federal highways serving the area were two lanes, over-development made hurricane evacuation impossible. Florida and US taxpayers had to pay for turning two lane highways into four lane highways in order to provide some semblance of hurricane evacuation. After a decade, the widening of highway 79, which runs North-South is still not completed to its connection to Interstate 10. Luckily, there have been no hurricanes.

If developers had to pay these costs instead of passing them on to taxpayers, would their projects still be profitable?

Now consider the external costs of offshoring the production of goods and services that US corporations, such as Apple and Nike, market to Americans. When production facilities in the US are closed and the jobs are moved to China, for example, the American workers lose their jobs, medical coverage, careers, pension provision, and often their self-respect when they are unable to find comparable employment or any employment. Some fall behind in their mortgage and car payments and lose their homes and cars. The cities, states, and federal governments lose the tax base as personal income and sales taxes decline and as depressed housing and commercial real estate prices in the abandoned communities depress property taxes. Social security and Medicare funding is harmed as payroll tax deposits fall. State and local infrastructure declines. Possibly crime rises. Safety net needs rise, but expenditures are cut as tax revenues decline. Municipal and state workers find their pensions at risk. Education suffers. All of these costs greatly exceed Apple’s and Nike’s profits from substituting cheaper foreign labor for American labor. Contradicting the neoliberal claims, Apple’s and Nike’s prices do not drop despite the collapse in labor costs that the corporations experience.

A country that was intelligently governed would not permit this. As the US is so poorly governed, the executives and shareholders of global corporations are greatly enriched because they can impose the costs associated with their profits on external third parties.

The unambigious fact is that US capitalism is a mechanism for looting the many for the benefit of the few. Neoliberal economics was constructed in order to support this looting. In other words, neoliberal economists are whores just like the Western print and TV media.

Yet, Americans are so insouciant that you will hear those who are being looted praise the merits of “free market capitalism.”

So far we have barely scratched the surface of the external costs that capitalism imposes. Now consider the polution of the air, soil, waterways, and oceans that result from profit-making activities. Consider the radioactive wastes pouring out of Fukushima since March 2011 into the Pacific Ocean. Consider the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico from agricultural chemical fertilizer run-off. Consider the destruction of the Apalachicola, Florida, oyster beds from the restricted river water that feeds the bay due to overdevelopment upstream. Examples such as these are endless. The corporations responsible for this destruction bear none of the costs.

If it turns out that global warming and ocean acidification are consequences of capitalism’s carbon-based energy system, the entire world could end up dead from the external costs of capitalism.

Free market advocates love to ridicule economic planning, and Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers actually said that “markets are self-regulating.” There is no sign anywhere of this self-regulation. Instead, there are external costs piled upon external costs. The absence of planning is why over-development has made 30-A dysfunctional, and it is why over-development has made metropolitan areas, such as Atlanta, Georgia, dysfunctional. Planning does not mean the replacement of markets. It means the provision of rules that produce rational results instead of shifting costs of development onto third parties.

If capitalism had to cover the cost of its activities, how many of the activities would pay?

As capitalists do not have to cover their external costs, what limits the costs?

Once the external costs exceed the biosphere’s ability to process the waste products associated with external costs, life ends.

We cannot survive an unregulated capitalism with a system of primitive property rights. Ecological economists such as Herman Daly understand this, but neoliberal economists are apologists for capitalist looting. In days gone by when mankind’s footprint on the planet was light, what Daly calls an “empty world,” productive activities did not produce more wastes than the planet could cleanse. But the heavy foot of our time, what Daly calls a “full world,” requires extensive regulation. The Trump administration’s program of rolling back environmental protection, for example, will multiply external costs. To claim that this will increase economic growth is idiotic. As Daly (and Michael Hudson) emphasize, the measure known as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is so flawed that we do not know whether the increased output costs more to produce than it is worth. GDP is really a measure of what has been looted without reference to the cost of the looting. Environmental deregulation means that capitalists can treat the environment as a garbage dump. The planet can become so toxic that it cannot recover.

In the United States and generally across the Western world, property rights exist only in a narrow, truncated form. A developer can steal your view forever and your solitude for the period his construction requires. If the Japanese can have property rights in views, in quiet which requires noise abatement, and in sun fall on their property, why can’t Americans? After all, we are alleged to be the “exceptional people.”

But in actual fact, Americans are the least exceptional people in human history. Americans have no rights at all. We hapless insignificant beings have to accept whatever capitalists and their puppet government impose on us. And we are so stupid we call it “Freedom and Democracy America.”
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/25/looting-machine-called-capitalism/

Paul Craig Roberts is not against free enterprise, but unregulated (and ultimately destructive) capitalism. He is calling for economic activity bounded by certain rules or considerations.

Many times has Roberts pointed out that HUMAN BEHAVIOUR is already regulated so that there are Laws (punishments) against things like murder, assault, theft, fraud and other activities. Therefore, some controls and forward thinking (essentially calculations that factor in the consequences of action), are entirely appropriate.

A system free to be rigged by crooks and monopolists, who can buy up the regulators and courts, is not a good system. While most people are good natured we must always take into account that a portion of the people in our society will be corrupt (or susceptible to corruption). We must be vigilant against those who seek power or are corrupted by it. Power often attracts the psychopaths. Checks and balances are important.

We already went though a process of rectifying uncontrolled looting and scamming during and after the Great Depression. The problem was that the lessons learnt came after the disaster. Again we look to be stuck in a similar kind of looting and crashing cycle - except this time there is a slow degeneration of overall society while the scammers have the ability to keep themselves afloat and ever more wealthy (staving off the crash).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

Trump has Major Trip to Saudi Arabia Planned, will Discuss Massive Weapons Deal for Saudis


Bowing to pressure from the H.R. McMaster, Dina Powell, Gary Cohn coalition, President Donald Trump’s first overseas trip is scheduled to be in Saudi Arabia, multiple sources confirmed after Steve Holland of Reuters first reported rumors of the trip. This decision has split Trump’s base, which views the Saudis as the largest state sponsor of Islamic terrorism.

During the visit Trump will discuss a proposed arms package for the Saudis, which would include a massive missile defense system as well as civilian nuclear technology. Behind the scenes McMaster will be seeking Saudi support for a ground war in Syria, which Mike Cernovich first reported in an article whose reporting was confirmed by Eli Lake of Bloomberg.

“Trump doesn’t want to go,” one person with knowledge of the trip said, “but Powell and Cohn are making him.”

When asked how Powell and Cohn could force President Trump do to anything, the source replied,
http://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-has-major-trip-to-saudi-arabia-planned-will-discuss-massive-weapons-deal-for-saudis/5587005
Trump's a puppet of the war machine now. Whether he was always a conman, or whether he's been threatened or blackmailed, President Trump appears to be a tool of the Deep State.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

Trump’s Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Financed Israeli Extremists and illegal Settlements


Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and confidant of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, is a director and board member at the Kushner Foundation which has given money to illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank as well as extremist Jewish groups connected to violent attacks against Palestinians, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Monday.

The findings are based on tax records from Kushner’s parents for the years 2010-2014, which show that the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation gave almost US$60,000 to settlement projects and organizations in Israel, which Washington deems publically as illegal, yet finds covert ways of funding.

Trump has said that Kushner, who is a married to Ivanka Trump and is an Orthodox Jew, would be “very good” as his Middle East envoy to broker a deal between the Palestinians and Israelis.

The Kushner Foundation gave US$20,000 to the group American Friends in Beit El Yeshive, an organization that supports projects in the ultra-conservative settlement of Beit El.

Beit El was built on private Palestinian land without Israeli government approval, according to Haaretz and human rights groups.

More shocking is that the president of that group is David Friedman, who advised Trump on foreign policy in Israel and Palestine and is his real estate lawyer who told AFP in October that in his view settlements are not illegal and that he believed Trump agrees with him.


To top it all off, the Kushner foundation has given money to one of the most extreme groups within the settler community. The foundation gave funds to the radical “Od Yosef Chai” group in the settlement of Yitzhar.

“This particular yeshiva has served as a base for launching violent attacks against nearby Palestinians villages and Israeli security forces, as well; as a result, it no longer receives funding from the Israeli government,” Haaretz reported Monday.
http://www.hangthebankers.com/trumps-son-in-law-jared-kushner-israel-illegal-settlements/

Related:

Iraq War Architect, Paul Wolfowitz, Is Becoming Optimistic On Trump


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

Gerald Celente: It's A Bankster Takeover


David Knight and Gerald Celente discuss how the banksters have infiltrated governments across the globe and are controlling and manipulating the global economy.



The bankster problem centres on outsourcing industry, importing cheap labour, inflating the casino/betting finance sector, increasing profits that go to both CEOs and shareholders at the expense of established middle class jobs. If you have no job then how can you buy shares to participate in the increasing profits? The hollowing out of the USA.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

CONFESSED: Obama Official Admits Climate Data Rigged For Political Purposes


While the left continues to push it's man mad climate change agenda, science regarding climate is emerging, and Obama officials are admitting they lied.



The clip also covers Islamist oppression in Saudi Arabia, terrorism in Egypt, plus politics in Germany.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

Fire Succession In New Mexico - Tony Heller




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 30th, 2017.]

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Syrian War Report – April 27, 2017: Syrian Army Makes Important Gains In Homs Province




Turkey escalates its war against the Kurds in Syria.

UPDATE:

Syrian War Report – April 28, 2017: Govt Forces Advance On Multiple Fronts


Related:

Syria accuses Israel of airstrikes on its international airport


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

Ukrainian Army Continues its Advance into Donbass


The Ukrainian army continues to increase its activity in the east of the country in the combat zone between the Ukrainian armed forces and the Luhansk People’s Republic’s units. Thus, in the morning of April 23 a patrol vehicle of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) blew up on a mine in not controlled by Kiev Slavyanoserbsky district of the Lugansk region. As a result of the explosion, a US citizen working as a medical officer of the mission was killed and two mission employees were injured.

Being unable to conduct active armed actions, Kiev focused its efforts on asymmetric combat operations against the Donbass insurgents through sabotage actions.

A.Marochko, an official representative of the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic, said that the undermining of the cars of the OSCE mission is a terrorist act of Ukrainian special services that was committed by saboteurs of the 8th Special Regiment of Special Forces of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The possibility of execution of such terroristic acts was previously officially announced by the Minister of State Security of the Luhansk People’s Republic L. Pasechnik.

On February 4, 2017, he noted that the the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic had information concerning the Ukrainian special services attempts to assassinate international mission personnel working in the Luhansk People’s Republic. S. Ivanchuk and I. Deyev, servicemen of the 8th Special Purpose Regiment of the Special Operations Forces of the Ukranian Armed Forces arrested in February being interrogated confirmed the fact that the Ukrainian Special Forces had the representatives of the OSCE shadowed. Major Ivanchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Group of Diversions and Reconnaissance confirmed during the interrogation that he had shadowed the movements of the OSCE staff and then had passed this information to the Ukrainian Security Service. He also admitted that the corresponding task was assigned to him by Colonel Sandursky known by the call sign “Khutor”, his curator from the Security Service.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukrainian-army-continues-its-advance-into-donbass/5586836

Related:

‘I struggle to get engagement from all parties even if it is common concern’ – OSCE head


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

Only Marine Le Pen Represents France - Paul Craig Roberts


Marine Le Pen is the only candidate for the French presidency who represents France. All the rest represent Washington and the EU. Why are the French people so slow to see the obvious facts? France died with Charles de Gaulle. He was the last French president.

Washington, of course, hated De Gaulle, because he would not let France be part of the American Empire. He kept France out of NATO. De Gaulle understood that NATO was unnecessary as a military alliance, as there was no threat of a Soviet invasion of Europe. NATO was Washington’s way of absorbing Europe into the American empire. Stalin himself had made it crystal clear that there would be no Soviet invasion when he eliminated the neoconservatives of his time who wanted to establish Soviet hegemony over the world. “Socialism in one country,” declared Stalin as he killed off the Soviet neoconservatives.

Today the entire French establishment reports to Washington and does Washington’s will, which is to keep Le Pen out of the presidency of France at all cost. French president Hollande, whose “socialist” party did not manage a sufficient showing to even be a contender for the presidency has asked the outgoing ministers of his government to do everything possible to ensure the defeat of Marine Le Pen on May 7.

The French government, like every government in Europe, long ago ceased to represent its own people. Instead the French government represents Washington’s interests. The entirety of elite society in Europe depends on Washington’s subsidies and good will, which is always the situation with vassals.
 
Marine Le Pen is saying that France needs to be an independent country, not a vassal of Washington.  For the French elite this means a loss of status and income. For a French politician to represent France is a revolutionary act. Thus, the French establishment will protect its interests at the expense of France. Le Pen will be defeated, and if not, the CIA will assassinate her.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/26/marine-le-pen-represents-france/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

Red Bull, Red Pilled! CEO Chastises Political Correctness, Multiculturalism - Styx




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

THIS IS IMPORTANT! - Stefan Molyneux


This is really important and its implications are far reaching.



The video is about a level of inherent inequality, derived from biology. While we are all human, some people have inherent advantages over others. This does not mean that those with advantage will always succeed. Determination and training, and culture and specific circumstances, go a long way.

Those with high intelligence can often act unwisely in many ways (the socially inept Professor), and those with physical gifts can be lazy, and underachieve. However, for these people, when it comes to very specific things, such as elite level sciences or basketball (where height is a requirement), they have certain mental and physical attributes which will exclude people of lesser stature.

The fact is that we can't make everything and everyone the same. We should provide opportunities for advantaged people to advance so we don't miss out on the benefits of their talents. Molyneux believes that those with advantage should be grateful for their fortuitous circumstance. Those lacking this head start need to throw away their resentment and make their own contributions to society. (This does not mean we should accept corruption or cronyism that is excused under the guise of inherently inequality).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

‘Fake, Real or Otherwise’: Look Behind Those Claiming to Fact-Check News




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

Trump to "Cut" Corporate Taxes to 15%... I Support This, Here's Why - Styx


15% is higher than 0%



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1063): Fed Balancing Sheet


Max and Stacy discuss the Fed’s balance sheet and whether or . . . NOT . . . it’s ready to save us all from the next recession. Max continues his interview with Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about China’s booming tech sector. They also discuss the increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and the fierce trade war going on between China and Korea.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

China Ready to PULL THE PLUG, Dump Dollars For GOLD! | Alasdair MacLeod


Alasdair MacLeod joins Silver Doctors to reveal there's a battle going on in the silver market between the speculators and the bullion banks. Physical demand for silver is extremely high, but the price has not been affected. MacLeod speculates the price is being deliberately suppressed by the bullion banks at someone's behest.

Is China ready to pull the plug on the U.S. dollar? MacLeod sees China selling their U.S. Treasuries for gold within the next couple years. He says this will spell the end for the U.S. dollar
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I don't know if dumping dollars will lead to its collapse as fraud in the system will keep it afloat. It's likely the Chinese are hedging themselves against an economic attack and derisking themselves out of the US dollar as the New Silk Road into Russia and Europe is established.

The last part of the interview covers the French election, where MacLeod thinks Le Pen will struggle to win. However, next time he predicts the anti-EU candidate will win. Europe is deteriorating and will collapse.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

Evaluating James Hansen's 1988 Climate Forecasts - Tony Heller




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2017.]

Friday, 28 April 2017

CrossTalk: Le Pen vs. Macron


The choice could not be more stark. In the second and final round of France’s presidential election voters have before them two candidates: Macron is an arch-Europhile and Le Pen is a Eurosceptic. This is truly momentous for France, Europe, and the Western world. CrossTalking with John Laughland and Pepe Escobar.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

Marine Le Pen Embarrasses Macron - Bill Still


While Macron calmly met with union reps from the factory, Le Pen suddenly appeared unannounced at the factory gates and posed with picketing workers. The event was covered live on most French TV news channels.
Le Pen said:
“Everyone knows what side Emmanuel Macron is on – he is on the side of the corporations. I am on the workers’ side. He’s showing disdain for workers, so I’ve come to see them.”
Macron, visibly shaken, accused Le Pen of grabbing the news cycle with a photo op. He rushed to the factory gates himself, but Le Pen had gone. He waded into the crowd with his faithful servants streaming the event to Facebook. But, oh oh, he was met with a cascade of boos and jeers.
Undaunted the intellectual and seemingly out-of-touch Macron proceeded to get into a heated debate with the crowd and began shouting “listen to me” to try to silence the boos as he announced that he could not save the factory as Le Pen had just promised.
Macron then got into an argument with a demonstrator in a t-shirt and ended up telling that:
“… the best way to afford a suit is to work.”




Wow, Macron really screwed up. Maybe he wants Le Pen to win so France can be saved.

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

French 'Proof' That Assad Used Sarin in Khan Sheikhoun Turns out to Be Complete BS


For over a week now France has claimed it has irrefutable evidence that Syrian military used gas against civilians earlier this month and would present it shortly.

It has now done so. It says it has determined that sarin used in the 2017 Khan Sheikhoun attack came from the same stock used in an earlier 2013 attack.

This is it. This is the extent of its super-duper evidence.

Because Paris "knows" the Syrian army used sarin in 2013, which Syria denies and was never proven, France now "knows" Syria also used sarin in 2017.

Anywhere else that would be called circular logic.

If anything, if samples from Khan Sheikhoun match sarin used in 2013 that makes it all the more likely that it came from rebel stock. The same stock they ultimately used to stage the East Ghouta false flag.
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/french-proof-assad-used-sarin-khan-sheikhoun-turns-out-be-complete-bs/ri19691

Related:

Le Parisien uncovers French lie on 1960 nuke test (re: the extent of the fallout)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

Syrian War Report – April 26, 2017: Turkey Bombing US-backed Forces In Syria




Both Russian and Chinese ground forces need to enter the war to hasten its end. They need to stop direct US intervention, continued Turkish intervention, and Israeli co-operation with the terrorists (including acting as its Air Force). If Syria falls then Iran will be next and then the Muslim provinces of both Russia and China.

As a side note, with Erdogan becoming an Islamist dictator in Turkey, expect his country to be targeted for destruction.

Related:

Turkey-EU relationship at ‘lowest point’ after country added to human rights watchlist

‘Unsafe position’: Washington slams Turkey over airstrikes near US military personnel in Syria, Iraq


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

Trump Now a Captive of the Deep State - Paul Craig Roberts


When the gullible and insouciant American public and the presstitutes who participate in the deceptions permitted the Deep State to get away with the fairy tale that a few Saudi Arabians under the direction of Osama bin Laden, but without the support of any government or intelligence agency, were able to outwit the entirety of the Western Alliance and Israel’s Mossad and deliver the greatest humiliation in history to “the world’s only superpower” by making the entirety of the US government dysfunctional on September 11, 2001, Washington learned that it could get away with anything, any illegal and treasonous act, any lie. The gullible Western populations would believe anything that they were told.

Not only insouciant Americans, but much of the world accepts any statement out of Washington as the truth despite the evidence. If Washington said it, Washington’s vassals in Germany, France, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan assent to the obvious lie as if it were the obvious truth. So do the CIA purchased media of these vassal states, a collection of whores who prefer CIA subsidies to truth.

When Obama inherited the Deep State’s agenda from George W. Bush, he set up Syria’s Assad for regime change by repeating for many months that if Assad used chemical weapons in the “civil war” that Washington had sent ISIS to conduct, Assad would have crossed the “Red Line” that Obama had drawn and would, as the consequence, face an invasion by the US military, just as Iraq had been invaded based on Washington’s lie about “weapons of mass destruction.”

Having burnt this idea into the feeble minds of the Western populations, Obama then arranged for a chemical weapon to be exploded in Syria and blamed it on Assad. Thus, the Red Line had been crossed, the insouciant West was told, and America would now invade.

The UK prime minister, the usual piece of Washington-owned garbage, rushed to the support of the American invasion, promising British support. But the British Parliament voted NO. The MPs said that the UK was not going to support another American war crime justified by obvious lies. Only in Britain does democracy still have any teeth, as we saw a second time with the Brexit vote. All the rest of the West lives in vassalage and slavery.

The Russian government also took a firm stand, admitting that Russia stupidly trusted America in Libya, but no more. We, said the Russians, will ourselves remove any and all chemical weapons from Syria and turn them over to Western “civilization” to be destroyed, which the Russians did.

What did Western “civilization” do with the weapons? They gave some of them to ISIS. This gave Washington a second chance to accuse Assad of using chemical weapons “against his own people.”

And so Washington has rolled out this hoax a second time. During a Syrian air force attack on an ISIS position, a chemical weapon exploded, or so it is alleged. Instantly Washington said that Assad had used “Sarin gas against his own people.” Trump was shown photos of dead babies and stupidly ordered a US military strike against Syria.

This was the first time that Washington had engaged in an unambigious war crime without any cover. Trump had no UN resolution, not even one that could be stood on its head as in Libya. Trump had no NATO participation, no George W. Bush “coalition of the willing” to give cover to the war crime with the support of other governments.

There are no skirts for Trump to hid behind. He stupidly let himself be pushed into commiting an unambigious war crime.

Now all his opponents—the Deep State, the military/security complex, the CIA, the Hillary Democrats, the warmonger Republicans—have the New White House Fool under their control. If Trump doesn’t do as they want, they will impeach him for his war crime.

Meanwhile the risk of war with the Russian/Chinese/Iranian/Syrian alliance grows closer. The US shows every intention of provoking this war. Washington has imposed sanctions on 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center for, in Washington’s lying words, responsibility “for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the means to deliver them.”

In order to make this false charge stick, Washington prevented any investigation whatsoever into the facts of the alleged chemical weapon associated by Western propaganda, not by any known fact, with a Syrian air attack on ISIS. If Washington is so certain that Syria is responsible, why does Washington block an investigation? If Washington is right, an investigation would prove Washington’s case. But as Washington is again lying through its teeth, an investigation would prove the contrary. And that is what Washington fears and is the reason Washington blocked an investigation.

Why do Western peoples believe the US government, a well proven liar, who blocks an investigation and asserts that everyone must believe Washington or else be put on a list of Russian agents?

Here is the lie, the raw propaganda, that the US government has no qualms about issuing: https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0056.aspx It comes from the US Department of the Treasury in which I once served honorably. But honor no longer exists in the US Treasury.

Are Western populations intelligent enough to understand that the only reason for Washington to block an investigation of the alleged use by Syria of a chemical weapon is that the facts clearly do not support Washington’s lie? No, they are not.

Theodore Postol, a scientist at MIT, has concluded from his investigation that the chemical weapon was not dropped from the air but was set off on the ground and that it was not Sarin gas as Sarin lingers and the alleged aid workers who were immediately on the scene were unprotected by gloves or masks or by anything. If the gas were Sarin, they would be dead also.

The Russian explanation is that the Syrian air force attack hit a storage facility, conveniently arranged by Washington, that contained chemical weapons. I have seen reports that Washington, or Washington’s vassals such as Saudi Arabia, have provided ISIS with chemical weapons. President Putin of Russia says the reason Washington has delivered chemical weapons to ISIS is that there can be more orchestrated instances of their use that can be blamed on Assad.

I think I can say in complete confidence that this is what is happening: Washington intends to wear Russia down with orchestrated chemical attack after chemical attack, portraying Russia as an inhuman defender of Assad’s alleged chemical attacks, in order to more thoroughly isolate Russia and in order to provoke opposition to Putin’s government, especially among the US and German financed NGOs that Russia stupidly permits to operate in Russia and in the Russian media. Washington’s goal is to force by the weight of world opinion Putin to abandon Assad to Washington.

US Secretary of State Tillerson, another gigantic disappointment to those who hoped for peaceful relations between the US and Russia/China/Iran/Syria, has said that the US still intends regime change in Syria. Tillerson has advised Russia to get out of Washington’s way and to “consider carefully their support for Bashar al-Assad.”

Russia cannot abandon Assad, because if Syria falls to Washington, Iran will be next, and then the Washington-financed jihadists will be set upon the Muslim populations of the Russian Federation and China.

This is Washington’s game plan. I am certain Putin is aware of it, and I think the Chinese are, despite their inordinate focus on making money.

The questions before us could not be any clearer: Will Russia and China break and give in to Washington? If not, will Washington become a good world citizen for the first time in America’s history, or will Washington issue more threats, thereby convincing Russia and China that their alternative is to wait for Washington’s preemptive nuclear strike or deliver one themselves?

This is the only question that the world faces that is worth our attention. I spent a quarter century in Washington. The evil that is in control there at the present time is unprecedented. I have never seen anything like it.

Can the world survive the evil that is concentrated in Washington, evil that has the support of the governments of the Western world?
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/26/trump-now-captive-deep-state/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

Ron Paul Rages At Trump: "Assange Is A Hero... Don't Declare War On The Truth"


“I love Wikileaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darker side of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was information likely leaked by a whistleblower from within the Clinton campaign to Wikileaks.

Back then he praised Wikileaks for promoting transparency, but candidate Trump looks less like President Trump every day. The candidate praised whistleblowers and Wikileaks often on the campaign trail. In fact, candidate Trump loved Wikileaks so much he mentioned the organization more than 140 times in the final month of the campaign alone! Now, as President, it seems Trump wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sent to prison.

Last week CNN reported, citing anonymous “intelligence community” sources, that the Trump Administration’s Justice Department was seeking the arrest of Assange and had found a way to charge the Wikileaks founder for publishing classified information without charging other media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post for publishing the same information.

It might have been tempting to write off the CNN report as “fake news,” as is much of their reporting, but for the fact President Trump said in an interview on Friday that issuing an arrest warrant for Julian Assange would be, “OK with me.”

Trump’s condemnation of Wikileaks came just a day after his CIA Director, Michael Pompeo, attacked Wikileaks as a “hostile intelligence service.” Pompeo accused Assange of being “a fraud — a coward hiding behind a screen.”

Pompeo’s word choice was no accident. By accusing Wikileaks of being a “hostile intelligence service” rather than a publisher of information on illegal and abusive government practices leaked by whistleblowers, he signaled that the organization has no First Amendment rights. Like many in Washington, he does not understand that the First Amendment is a limitation on government rather than a granting of rights to citizens. Pompeo was declaring war on Wikileaks.

But not that long ago Pompeo also cited Wikileaks as an important source of information. In July he drew attention to the Wikileaks release of information damaging to the Clinton campaign, writing, “Need further proof that the fix was in from President Obama on down?”

There is a word for this sudden about-face on Wikileaks and the transparency it provides us into the operations of the prominent and powerful: hypocrisy.

The Trump Administration’s declaration of war on whistleblowers and Wikileaks is one of the greatest disappointments in these first 100 days. Donald Trump rode into the White House with promises that he would “drain the swamp,” meaning that he would overturn the apple carts of Washington’s vested interests. By unleashing those same vested interests on those who hold them in check – the whistleblowers and those who publish their revelations – he has turned his back on those who elected him.

Julian Assange, along with the whistleblowers who reveal to us the evil that is being done in our name, are heroes. They deserve our respect and admiration, not a prison cell. If we allow this president to declare war on those who tell the truth, we have only ourselves to blame.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-24/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

An Honest Conversation About Immigration and 'Racism' - Stefan Molyneux


Question: “I’ve been called racist 3 times within the last year. As a black guy, this is very strange because it’s technically against the liberal rules. However, I have started to see myself become increasingly xenophobic for lack of a better word. This is what I want for an immigration plan: Immediate expulsion of illegal immigrants, end of birthright citizenship, revocation of citizenship to those born to illegal parents, change of immigration to Japanese system, and an oath of allegiance to receive right to vote and government benefits.”

“I feel like at worst, the immigrants want to annihilate us and at best they want to change our culture by coming here and changing our lives slowly. Someone asked me what composition I would like for the United States to be and I immediately answered ‘80% white, 20% black and make space for 1% other.’ Have I gone too far? Has moving to Texas made me ….?”




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

Before and After Sharia Law: A Cautionary Tale


David Menzies takes us on a trip down memory lane to a time before Islamic countries became theocracies ruled by Sharia Law, a cautionary tale.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

Drought And Superstition - Tony Heller




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 28th, 2017.]

Thursday, 27 April 2017

9/11 Destroyed America - Paul Craig Roberts


The events on September 11, 2001, changed the world. It was the excuse for the US government to launch military attacks on seven Middle Eastern countries, causing civilian casualties in the millions and sending waves of Muslim refugees into the Western world. The US government wasted trillions of dollars destroying countries and murdering women and children, while public infrastructure in the US deteriorated, Americans’ homes were foreclosed, and American health needs went unattended. 9/11 was also the excuse for the destruction of the protection that the US Constitution provided to ensure the liberty of the American citizen. Today no American has the protection of the civil liberty that the Constitution guarantees.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/20/freedom-democracy-tyranny/  

On September 11, 2001, when a neighbor called and told me to turn on the TV, I stopped what I was doing and turned on the TV. What I saw was the two World Trade Center Towers blowing up. I had often enjoyed lunch in the rooftop restaurant in one of the towers across the street from my Wall Street Journal office.

A miniscule by comparison frail aluminum airliner hit one massive steel tower and then another aluminum airliner hit the other. There were some plumes of orange outside the buildings. Then approximately after one hour, less in one case, more in the other, the two towers exploded floor by floor as they fell into their own footprint.

This was precisely the way the news anchors described what I was seeing. “It looks exactly like a controlled demolition,” the news anchors reported. And indeed it did. As a Georgia Tech student I had witnessed a controlled demolition, and that is what I saw on television, just as that was what the news anchors saw.

Later that day Larry Silverstein who owned, or held the lease on, the World Trade Center, explained on TV that the free fall collapse in the late afternoon of the third WTC skyscraper, Building 7, into its own footprint was a conscious decision to “pull” the building. Pull is the term used by controlled demolition to describe a building wired with explosives to be destroyed. Building 7 had not been hit by an airliner, and suffered only minor and very limited office fires. Silverstein’s statement was afterwards corrected by authorities to mean that the firemen were pulled from the building. However, many videos show the firemen already out of the building with the fireman stating that the building was going to be brought down.

As there is no doubt whatsoever that Building 7 was wired for demolition, the question is why?

Because Americans are an insouciant and trusting people and confident of the inherent goodness of their country, years passed before even experts noticed that the official story stood in total contraction to known laws of physics, was in total contraction to how buildings collapse from asymmetrical damage, and could not have collapsed due to being hit by airliners as the buildings met all code requirements for withstanding airliner collusions. Many did not even know that the third skyscraper, Building 7, had collapsed.

Professor Steven E. Jones, a professor of physics at BYU, was among the first to see that the official story was pure fantasy. His reward for speaking out was to have his tenure contract bought out by BYU, many believe under orders from the federal government backed up with the threat that all federal support of science at BYU would be terminated unless Stephen Jones was.

Cynthia McKinney, a black woman who represented a Georgia congressional district in the US House of Representatives was either much brighter or much braver than her white colleagues. She raised obvious questions about 9/11, questions begging to be asked, and lost her seat.

Approximately five years after 9/11, San Francisco architect Richard Gage noticed that the three WTC buildings did not fall down in any way consistent with the official explanation. He formed Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, currently about 3,000 members. This group includes high rise architects and structural engineers who actually are experienced in the construction of skyscrapers. In other words, they are people who know what they are talking about.

These 3,000 experts have said that the official explanation of the collapse of three skyscrapers stands in contradiction to known laws of physics, architecture, and structural engineering

In other words, the official explanation is totally impossible. Only an uneducated and ignorant public can believe the official 9/11 story. The US population fits this description.

A&E for 9/11 Truth is gradually gaining assent from architects and engineers. It is very difficult for an architect or engineer to support the truth, because the American population, which includes patriotic construction companies, whose employees fly American flags on their trucks, don’t want to hire architects and engineers who are “enemies of America aligned with Arab terrorists.” In America, if you tell the truth, you are in great danger of losing your customers and even your life.

Think now about physicists. How many physics faculties do you know that are not dependent on federal grants, usually for military-related work? The same for chemistry. Any physics professor who challenged the official story of 9/11 with the obvious fact that the story contravenes known laws of physics would endanger not only his own career but the careers of his entire department.

Truth in America is extremely costly to express. It comes at a high cost that hardly any can afford.

Our masters know this, and thus they can dispense with truth at will. Moreover, any expert courageous enough to speak the truth is easily branded a “conspiracy theorist.”

Who comes to his defense? Not his colleagues. They want rid of him as quickly as possible. Truth is a threat to their careers. They can’t afford to be associated with truth. In America, truth is a career-killing word.

In America, truth is becoming a synonym for “Russian agent.” Only Russian Agents tell the truth, which must mean that truth is an enemy of America. Lists are being prepared of websites that speak truth to power and thus are seditious. In the United States today people can lie at will without consequence, but it is deadly to tell the truth.

Support A&E for 9/11 Truth. These are heroic people. 9/11 was the manufactured excuse for the neoconservatives’ 16 years of war crimes against millions of Muslim peoples, remnants of which now seek refuge in Europe.

Neoconservatives are a tiny number of people. No more than a dozen are of any consequence. Yet they have used America to murder millions. And now they are fomenting war with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. The world would never survive such a war.

Are Americans so insouciant that they will stand aside while a dozen neoconservatives destroy the world?
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/24/911-destroyed-america/

Related:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out (Architects and Engineers)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Global Times: China Could Accept Surgical Strike on North Korea


But forces moving past the DMZ would spark military intervention

Chinese state-run newspaper said Saturday that China would not engage militarily if the US conducted a surgical strike on North Korea’s nuclear facility, noting it would only resort to diplomatic channels to oppose such a move.

Beijing’s position was stated in an editorial in the state-run Global Times, a tabloid controlled by China’s Communist Party.

“If Pyongyang’s unwavering pursuit of its nuclear program continues and Washington launches a military attack on North Korea’s nuclear facilities as a result, Beijing should oppose the move by diplomatic channels, rather than get involved through military action,” Joongang Daily translated the editorial as saying.
http://www.atimes.com/article/global-times-china-accept-surgical-strike-north-korea/

This statement from China is not surprising. An earlier post on this site pointed out that North Korea is probably seen as more of a liability to the Chinese with US trade relations put under pressure. The US is more valuable to the Chinese than North Korea.

Clipped text from the earlier post:
I think the aim will be to keep the pressure up using China. I know the Chinese are still very hacked off about Jong-Un's brother being assassinated (who they assisted/protected). They banned Nth Korean coal exports and other goods. I think they will demand some sort of compensation for the loss of face. They might not care if North Korea implodes so long as they can send in humanitarian occupation forces. If some generals can be convinced to arrest or kill Jong-Un and sue for peace then all sides will be happy.

It's also remotely possible that China may 'unexpectedly' play hardball with the North to kick off a war between the two countries, which would help cover-up problems with the Chinese economy. A few nuked Chinese cities and an excuse to take over North Korea might not be out of mind for those running China. 
Related:

Trump urges “strong sanctions” on Pyongyang - Ry (advocates a 4th option, the carrot approach)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Trump, NeoCons, Spies, British and French Elections. Michael Rivero


Gov’t Shutdown, ObamaGate, Soros, Five Eyes, Fake News and Milk
Guest's website: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Le Pen’s Only Hope is the Youth Vote - Bill Still




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Rothschild's Man, Macron, Portrayed As Outsider


Macron, who finished first in this weekend's French election, is a newcomer, but he's not an outsider as the establishment portrays him. He has close ties to his former employer, Rothschild, and is 100% an EU-globalist man.



Related:

Establishment Money Floods Behind Emmanuel Macron


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1062): Silicon Valley Destruction


Max and Stacy discuss the fact that Silicon Valley is being destroyed and $400 juicers are the evidence. Max interviews Dan Collins of TheChinaMoneyReport.com about China’s tech sector coming up with all the innovations while drawing in all the investment. While Silicon Valley wastes capital on complex juicers, China attracts 50% of global fintech investment and its digital payments market is 50 times larger than America’s.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

11 Facts That Prove That The U.S. Economy In 2017 Is In Far Worse Shape Than It Was In 2016


There is much debate about where the U.S. economy is ultimately heading, but what everybody should be able to agree on is that economic conditions are significantly worse this year than they were last year.  It is being projected that U.S. economic growth for the first quarter will be close to zero, thousands of retail stores are closing, factory output is falling, and restaurants and automakers have both fallen on very hard times.  As economic activity has slowed down, commercial and consumer bankruptcies are both rising at rates that we have not seen since the last financial crisis.  Everywhere you look there are echoes of 2008, and yet most people still seem to be in denial about what is happening.  The following are 11 facts that prove that the U.S. economy in 2017 is in far worse shape than it was in 2016…
 
#1 It is being projected that there will be more than 8,000 retail store closings in the United States in 2017, and that will far surpass the former peak of 6,163 store closings that we witnessed in 2008.
 
#2 The number of retailers that have filed for bankruptcy so far in 2017 has already surpassed the total for the entire year of 2016.
 
#3 So far in 2017, an astounding 49 million square feet of retail space has closed down in the United States.  At this pace, approximately 147 million square feet will be shut down by the end of the year, and that would absolutely shatter the all-time record of 115 million square feet that was shut down in 2001.
 
#4 The Atlanta Fed’s GDP Now model is projecting that U.S. economic growth for the first quarter of 2017 will come in at just 0.5 percent.  If that pace continues for the rest of the year, it will be the worst year for U.S. economic growth since the last recession.
 
#5 Restaurants are experiencing their toughest stretch since the last recession, and in March things continued to get even worse… 
Foot traffic at chain restaurants in March dropped 3.4% from a year ago. Menu prices couldn’t be increased enough to make up for it, and same-store sales fell 1.1%. The least bad region was the Western US, where sales inched up 1.2% year-over-year and traffic fell only 1.7%, according to TDn2K’s Restaurant Industry Snapshot. The worst was the NY-NJ Region, where sales plunged 4.6% and foot traffic 6.3%.
 
This comes after a dismal February, when foot traffic had dropped 5% year-over-year, and same-store sales 3.7%.
 
#6 In March, U.S. factory output declined at the fastest pace in more than two years.
 
#7 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, not a single person is employed in nearly one out of every five U.S. families.
 
#8 U.S. government revenues just suffered their biggest drop since the last recession.
 http://patriotrising.com/2017/04/24/11-facts-prove-u-s-economy-2017-far-worse-shape-2016/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Europe Crop Losses, Record Snow and Cold with More in May


Record snow and cold rip across Europe for the third time in three weeks. Another Arctic front is on the way next week as well which will have devastating effects on crops already in the fields. This front will create massive electrical storms in North Africa and Middle East of the likes rarely seen. Record cols in Switzerland & Italy. Record snows across Turkey, Italy, Austria with six feet, Poland over three feet and Norway police asking drivers to stay off the roads from so much snow.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Bill Nye: The Cognitive Dissonance Guy - Tony Heller




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 27th, 2017.]

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Can Marine Le Pen Win? - Paul Joseph Watson


Can Marine Le Pen upset the odds and beat the establishment lackey Macron? Front National parliamentary candidate Tony Thommes joins me to break it down.



Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Related:

Marine Le Pen Vows To Grant Citizenship To Assange And Snowden

Nigel Farage on Marine Le Pen and the French Election


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

Israeli Air Force Missile Strikes Syrian Army Positions, Israel Comes to the Rescue of Al Qaeda Terrorists


The details of the Israeli Air Force attack on the position of the Syrian Arab army (SAA) in the in Quneitra Governorate have been disclosed.

As it turned out, Israeli aviation attacked Syrian government troops with unmanned aerial vehicles. The soldiers of SAA’s 90th Infantry Brigade were under fire.

The Israeli Air Force planes struck a missile attack at the positions of the Syrian army in the Khan Arnabeh district of Quneitra Governorate. It was also reported earlier the blow was carried out to the east of the village of Ein Ayshaa.

The incident led to heavy losses of equipment and material in the Syrian Arab Army.

There are reports that Al-Qaeda terrorists infiltrated Quneitra from the Golan Heights occupied by Israel with the aim to strengthen the front in Madinat al-Ba’ath.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/breaking-israeli-air-force-missile-strikes-syrian-army-positions-israel-comes-to-the-rescue-of-al-qaeda-terrorists/5586445

Related:

Israel Fires on Pro-Assad Forces in Syria over Stray Artillery, Apparently Ignores ISIS (Styx)


Syrian War Report – April 24, 2017: Government Forces Liberate Large Areas In Northern Hama  


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

Jeff Rense & Gerald Celente - Chocolate Cake, *ssholes, And 'It's Fun To Shoot People'




According to Gerald Celente Trump is selling out his campaign foreign policy goals to suit his business interests. Domestically things are not looking so good either.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

Let Us Help You Identify Fake News - Lauren Southern




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

Why I Became Subscriber 54,722,199 and YouTube's Death Wish! - High Impact Flix


The lies we're being fed about what's going on with Google/YouTube and the advertiser boycott are over the top. The Major Network owners are pulling out all the stops.



The censorship on You Tube is clearly targeting anti-establishment videos - things that point to high level corruption and cover-ups.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

Bill Clinton Is A RAPIST! NEVER FORGET!




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

This Week in Stupid (23/04/2017) - Sargon




Hosted by Count Dankula.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

No Joke: U.N. Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission, For 2018-2022 Term


The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”

“Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. “It’s absurd.”

“Every Saudi woman,” said Neuer, “must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman’s life from her birth until death. Saudi Arabia also bans women from driving cars.”

“I wish I could find the words to express how I feel right know. I’m ‘saudi’ and this feels like betrayal,” tweeted a self-described Saudi woman pursuing a doctorate in international human rights law in Australia.

Yet the fundamentalist monarchy is now one of 45 countries that, according to the U.N., will play an instrumental role in “promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women.”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/no-joke-u-n-elects-saudi-arabia-to-womens-rights-commission-for-2018-2022-term/5586694

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

Hey NASA Look at DMI’s Greenland Ice Budget Graph to Get the Correct Information


Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) has for the second year shown record ice growth across the Greenland Ice Sheet, but NASA shows a 281 gigaton loss, oops that off by 200 gt. Also new coloration on NSIDC Greenland ice changes now use red and orange to indicate ice gains and blue indicates losses. Now you will see what fake news is.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 26th, 2017.]

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

French Election Analysis Round-Up


The following videos provide varying views on the outcome of the first round of elections in France:

'We've seen the total collape of France's traditional parties' - columnist (RT)


French Election First Ballot: Macron and Le Pen Move to the Second Vote (Styx)


Macron is a ‘marketing baby of Mr. Hollande’ – former adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy (RT)


Why the French Election Is Critical and What We Learn from Emmanuel Macron’s Movement Versus Party (Lionel)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 25th, 2017.]

Attack On Assange, An Attack On Free Speech - David Knight


Julian Assange makes the case what WikiLeaks has done is no different than what establishment press has done with Watergate, the Pentagon Papers, Jack Anderson’s expose of Mafia/CIA connections. He said if WikiLeaks is charged “for speaking truth to power with purloined or leaked material”, it will be an attack on the 1st Amendment. Where does it stop? Will journalists be jailed for quoting whistleblowers? Linking to documents?



The Trump Administration is targeting Assange. I hope Mr Assange feels betrayed after Wikileaks helped The Donald get elected. Perhaps this targeting of Assange is designed to elicit a response - the dumping of pedogate material, which would help drain the swamp.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 25th, 2017.]

PEDOGATE: Army General Arrested! - David Seaman


In Pedogate news this week, overlooked by nearly everybody, a retired U.S. Army General has been charged with multiple counts of rape of a minor.



It's important to remember that those that get promoted to high office in the USA are generally corrupt. Those with clean records tend not to get very far. It's all about control.

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Related:

BREAKING: 100 arrested in Pedogate roundup -DS


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 25th, 2017.]

The Anti-Racist Racists - A Message From Sweden - The David Icke




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 25th, 2017.]

RFK, Jr: My Meeting with Trump on Vaccine Commission


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. details his meeting with the president about the possibility of forming a vaccine commission.



RFK Jr. is not anti-vaccine, he wants SAFE vaccines.

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 25th, 2017.]

Is The United States Warming? - Tony Heller




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 25th, 2017.]

Monday, 24 April 2017

I Think Le Pen Will Win - Sargon of Akkad




The election is likely another example that will reveal the divide between the working class and the well off.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

Muslim Rapist Set Free In Sweden For Cultural Tolerance


Sweden has become the rape capital of Europe and part of the reason is because even when they're caught and brought into court they're released back into the population.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

China Escalates Pressure On North Korea: Crude Oil Supply Halt On The Table


While US and North Korean officials have traded verbal missiles in the past few days, China has been noticably quiet. However, that just changed as a prominent Chinese expert told The Nikkei that China likely will halt crude oil exports to North Korea should Pyongyang conduct its sixth nuclear test, signaling a tougher attitude by Beijing toward its rogue neighbor.

North Korea relies almost entirely on China for oil. The Asian giant shipped about 500,000 tons of crude to the North each year until 2013, according to the Chinese customs agency. Bilateral ties cooled that year after Pyongyang carried out its third nuclear test, and exports officially have remained at zero since 2014. But China is believed to still provide crude to North Korea off the books. A complete freeze would impact the North Korean economy.

A nuclear test or the launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles would violate United Nations Security Council resolutions, and China is certain to respond with additional sanctions, said Zhang Liangui, a professor at the Chinese Communist Party's Central Party School and noted authority on North Korea.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-20/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

A Sad Day for Turkey


The razor-thin victory (51.3% to 48.7%) of Turkey’s President Erdogan in the referendum held on April 16 in fact denies Erdogan the mandate to govern with the sweeping powers the new constitution grants the President, especially when the results of the referendum are seriously contested. Even if there was no outright fraud or irregularities in the votes (which by all accounts were rampant), the conditions under which the referendum was held made a mockery of free and fair elections. Given Erdogan’s domestic and foreign policy conduct leading up to the referendum, the US and the EU must now seriously reevaluate Turkey’s role in NATO, its viability as an ally in the fight against ISIS, and its trustworthiness under the presidency of Erdogan.
 
There are at least 25 factors that delegitimize the referendum and its results, and once implemented, the repercussions on Turkey’s future will be dire and essentially seal the fate of the country’s prospective democracy:
The referendum was held under a state of emergency, in place since the July 2016 coup;
The referendum followed a purge, spreading fear and anxiety throughout the country;
The referendum was held under strict security conditions due to acts of terror by the PKK and ISIS;
Opposition members were intimidated, many of whom were imprisoned, shot, or beaten;
Concerns over personal safety inhibited the expression of a plurality of views;
Millions of Turks believe the referendum codifies Turkey as a dictatorship;
Many instances of voter fraud appeared to be captured on camera;
The new constitution inflicts a death blow to checks and balances in exercising power;
The “Yes” campaign received far greater media coverage than its opponents;
Professional associations were not allowed to hold campaign events to promote “NO”;
Top officials distorted campaign narratives equating the “NO” supporters to terrorists;
Erdogan falsely portrayed the referendum as the people’s choice in order to consolidate power;
The razor-thin victory strongly suggests that Erdogan has no mandate to rule;
Nearly 1 million ballots that were not stamped were considered valid;
Referendum shows that a cult of personality has become the new governing principle;
Erdogan skillfully used foreign foes and conspiracy theories to rally his Islamic base;
Domestic and international observers voiced serious doubts about legality of the process;
Voters were forced to vote on 18 amendments affecting 72 articles in a single package;
Voters weren’t provided with impartial information to make an informed choice;
The electoral board lacked transparency, whose sessions were closed to the public;
The arrest of over 100 journalists under emergency laws prohibited free expression;
A total of 158 media outlets were closed, including newspapers, TV, and radio stations;
Prior to the referendum, more than 1,500 civil society organizations were dissolved;
The freedom of assembly and association were restricted under the state of emergency;
Many Turks who fled the country out of fear were unable to vote.
Most observers from inside and outside the country predict that the referendum and its result will lead to greater polarization of the country. The fact that the new social contract is now based on an extremely fragile social, political, and economic foundation is bound to backfire.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/a-sad-day-for-turkey/5586204

Erdogan is a madman. By turning his country into a Caliphate he's making out as an enemy of the Western civilisation. This will not end well.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

How Cartels Control The Mexican Government - David Knight




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

Understanding Fake News - Tim Pool




Tim Pool's assessment of the online media -- the issue of sponsor influence, partisan content (playing to left/right audiences), plus misreporting -- is fairly good but he leaves out deliberate lying undertaken by people within the media, as opposed to media people being essentially honest and fooled by questionable experts.

Pool's final words here are to read a wide variety of sources.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

4chan is Hunting Antifa


/pol/ is hunting down the Antifa rioters from Berkeley, and it turns out a bunch of them are radicalised professors.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

Keiser Report (E1061): End of Easy Money?


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy ask whether or not it is the end of easy money. In the second half, Max interviews Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com about interest rates, free money and gold.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

The Fake News About Greenland Melt - Tony Heller




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 24th, 2017.]

Sunday, 23 April 2017

France Is The Frontline Of War On Western Culture




Paul Joseph Watson interviews Michael Heaver (UKIP) to discuss the French election and the terrorist threat, pointing out an estimated 230 Islamist murders occurred in France since early 2015 (outside of the mass casualty terror attacks).

Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Related:

Dear French People | French Presidential Election 2017 - Molyneux


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 23rd, 2017.]

Le Pen Supports State Money French Election Sunday - Bill Still


This Sunday is election day in France – the first round of voting in the much-anticipated 2017 Presidential election. The first round will whittle the 11 candidates currently in the race down to just two. Then, 2 weeks later, a runoff election between the final two will determine the next president of France on May 7th.Yesterday evening, during the final televised debate between all 11 candidates, Paris suffered its latest terror attack. 
A gunman with an AK-47 assault rifle opened fire on a police patrol parked on the Champs Elysees - Paris’s most famous avenue – instantly killing one officer, and seriously injuring two others. ISIS quickly took credit for the attack.
The two leading Presidential candidates in the race, conservative member of the European Parliament, Marine Le Pen, and 39-year-old investment banker, Emmanuel Macron, both vowed to end campaigning one day early. 
Interestingly, campaigning comes to an abrupt end at midnight the Friday night before Sunday’s election – giving French voters the weekend to make their decision, free of the media chatter surrounding a presidential campaign.
Marine Le Pen, this morning called on the French government to immediately reinstate controls at the French borders.
“My government … will implement this policy, so that the Republic will live, and France will live.”
In stark contrast, Macron, who is leading Le Pen by a slight margin in some polls, argued against a quick government response:
“We must not yield to fear today.”
However, just as in Trump’s election, remember, polls can be easily manipulated. If he won, Macron would become the youngest president in French history. Macron is definitely the big banker’s candidate. He was an investment banker before he became France’s economy minister. He wants France to stay in both the European Union and it’s money, the Euro. 
Le Pen, on the other hand is the French version of Donald Trump - plus something extra - if I’m reading the tea leaves right. 
Le Pen wants out of the European Union, despite being a member of the European Parliament. She is an anti-invasion hawk and says she will try to rescue French culture from a burgeoning immigrant population. 
She has pledged to get France out of the Euro, as well, and return to its historic sovereign money, the French Franc.
Unlike Macron who has been well-funded by loans from the big French banks, Le Pen has not been able to get a single French bank to lend to her campaign. French banks have stonewalled her candidacy. 
So, why? What gives? This one little sentence in a piece by Reuters this week on the issues for each of the 11 candidates reveals why. One of Le Pen’s issues is to:
“Re-establish French franc currency and make central bank answerable to French Treasury.”
Most people will simply shrug their shoulders and ask, “So what?”
Because most people think this is the way their national economic system functions – the central bank would be under control of the national Treasury Department and the Treasury would issue the money and maintain its value by controlling the quantity issued. But no! 
For example, in the U.S. our central bank, the Federal Reserve System, is completely out of the control of the government – the Treasury Department, or the Congress – and Fed officials brag about their power.



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Trump: The New Face Of Crony Capitalism? - David Knight


Donald Trump is reviving the Export Import Bank which has been nothing but a tool of big gov't to dish out fat contracts to their buddies in big business.



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President Trump’s Disappearance - Paul Craig Roberts


In my long experience in Washington, vice presidents did not make major foreign policy announcements or threaten other countries with war. Not even Dick Cheney stole this role from the weak president George W. Bush.

But yesterday the world witnessed VP Pence threaten North Korea with war. “The sword stands ready,” said Pence as if he is the commander in chief.

Perhaps he is.

Where is Trump? As far as I can tell from the numerous emails I receive from him, he is at work marketing his presidency. Once Trump won the election, I began receiving endless offers to purchase Trump baseball caps, T-shirts, cuff-links, coffee mugs, and to donate $3 to be entered into a raffle to win some memorabilia. The latest offer is a chance to win one of “personally signed five incredible photographs of our historic and massive inauguration.” https://donate.donaldjtrump.com/signed-inauguration-photo-sweepstakes?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JFC_direct-ask_signed-inauguration-photo-sweepstakes&additional[utm_content]=041917-inaugural-photo-contest-djt-jfc-p-p-hf-e&utm_source=e_p-p&amount=3        
 
For Trump, the presidency is a fund-raising device. If his VP, National Security Advisor, Secretary of Defense, UN Ambassador, CIA Director, whoever, want to start wars wherever, that’s just more memorabilia to raffle off for a $3 donation.

As a result of Trump’s failure to govern his own government, we have VP Pence telling Russia and China that there could be a nuclear exchange on their borders between the US and North Korea. Although Pence is not smart enough to know, this is not something Russia and China will accept.

Washington worries about North Korea having nuclear weapons, but the entire world worries that Washington has nuclear weapons. And so many of them. World polls have shown that the majority of the world’s population are far more concerned about the threat to peace posed by Washington and Israel than by Iran, North Korea, Russia and China.

Pence prefaced his “the sword stands ready” remark with “the United States of America will always seek peace,” which after Serbia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and Syria is as false a statement as it is possible to make. From Washington’s perspective it is always Washington’s victims that are “reckless and provocative,” never Washington.

The US stands for war. If the world is driven to Armegeddon, it will be Washington, not North Korea, Iran, Russia, or China, that brings life on earth to an end.
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/20/president-trumps-disappearance/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 23rd, 2017.]