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etc. Do not, do not go overseas without me telling you to.  Be careful of where you go, seek my face, call upon my name, don’t just go because others go, don’t just go because you feel like you would desire to go, don’t do it, saith your Father God, for blood shall be flowing in streets. etc.

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Mass Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly

By John W. Whitehead October 03, 2017

Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the profits made by arms manufacturers, the defense industry, gun dealers and the lobbyists who represent them in Congress, it comes as no surprise that the culture of violence cannot be abstracted from either the culture of business or the corruption of politics. Violence runs through US society like an electric current offering instant pleasure from all cultural sources, whether it be the nightly news or a television series that glorifies serial killers.”—Professor Henry A. Giroux This latest mass shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 50 people dead and more than 500 injured is as obscure as they come: a 64-year-old retiree with no apparent criminal history, no military training, and no obvious axe to grind opens fire on a country music concert crowd from a hotel room 32 floors up using a semi-automatic gun that may have been rigged to fire up to 700 rounds a minute, then kills himself. We’re left with more questions than answers, none of them a flattering reflection of the nation’s values, political priorities, or the manner in which the military-industrial complex continues to dominate, dictate and shape almost every aspect of our lives. For starters, why do these mass shootings keep happening? Mass shootings have taken place at churches, in nightclubs, on college campuses, on military bases, in elementary schools, in government offices, and at concerts. This shooting is the deadliest to date. What is it about America that makes violence our nation’s calling card? Is it because America is a gun culture (what professor Henry Giroux describes as “a culture soaked in blood – a culture that threatens everyone and extends from accidental deaths, suicides and domestic violence to mass shootings“)? Is it because guns are so readily available? After all, the U.S. is home to more firearms than adults. As The Atlantic reports, gun fetishism has become mainstream in recent decades due in large part to “gun porn in music, movies, and TV, [and] the combination of weapons marketing and violent videogames.” (Curiously enough, the majority of gun-related deaths in the U.S. are suicides, not homicides.) Is it because entertainment violence is the hottest selling ticket at the box office? As Giroux points out, “Popular culture not only trades in violence as entertainment, but also it delivers violence to a society addicted to a pleasure principle steeped in graphic and extreme images of human suffering, mayhem and torture.” Is it because the government continues to whet the nation’s appetite for violence and war through paid propaganda programs (seeded throughout sports entertainment, Hollywood blockbusters and video games)—what professor Roger Stahl refers to as “militainment“—that glorify the military and serve as recruiting tools for America’s expanding military empire? Is it because Americans from a very young age are being groomed to enlist as foot soldiers—even virtual ones—in America’s Army (coincidentally, that’s also the name of a first person shooter video game produced by the military)? Explorer scouts are one of the most popular recruiting tools for the military and its civilian counterparts (law enforcement, Border Patrol, and the FBI). Writing for The Atlantic, a former Explorer scout described the highlight of the program: monthly weekend maneuvers with the National Guard where scouts “got to fire live rounds from M16s, M60 machine guns, and M203 grenade launchers… we would have urban firefights (shooting blanks, of course) in Combat Town, a warren of concrete buildings designed for just that purpose. The exercise always devolved into a free-for-all, with all of us weekend warriors emptying clip after clip of blanks until we couldn’t see past the end of our rifles for all the smoke in the air.” Is it because the United States is the number one consumer, exporter and perpetrator of violence and violent weapons in the world? Seriously, America spends more money on war than the combined military budgets of China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy and Brazil. America polices the globe, with 800 military bases and troops stationed in 160 countries. Moreover, the war hawks have turned the American homeland into a quasi-battlefield with military gear, weapons and tactics. In turn, domestic police forces have become roving extensions of the military—a standing army. Or is the Second Amendment to blame, as many continue to suggest? Would there be fewer mass shootings if tighter gun control laws were enacted? Or would the violence simply take a different form: homemade bombs, cars driven into crowds, and knives (remember the knife assailant in Japan who stabbed 19 people to death at a care home for the disabled)? Then again, could it be, as some have speculated, that these shootings are all part of an elaborate plan to incite fear and chaos, heighten national tensions and shift us that much closer to a complete lockdown? After all, the military and our militarized police forces have been predicting and preparing for exactly this kind of scenario for years now. So who’s to blame for the violence? This time, in Las Vegas, it was a seemingly nondescript American citizen pulling the trigger. At other times, it’s organized crime syndicates or petty criminals or so-called terrorists/extremists. Still other times, it’s the police with their shoot first, ask questions later mindset (more than 900,000 law enforcement officers are armed). In certain parts of the Middle East, it’s the U.S. government and the military carrying out drone strikes and bombing campaigns that leave innocent civilians dead and their communities torn apart. Are you starting to get the picture yet? We’re caught in a vicious cycle with no end in sight. Perhaps there’s no single one factor to blame for this gun violence. However, there is a common denominator, and that is a war-drenched, violence-imbued, profit-driven military industrial complex that has invaded almost every aspect of our lives. Ask yourself: Who are these shooters modelling themselves after? Where are they finding the inspiration for their weaponry and tactics? Whose stance and techniques are they mirroring? In almost every instance, you can connect the dots back to the military. We are a military culture. We have been a nation at war for most of our existence. We are a nation that makes a living from killing through defense contracts, weapons manufacturing and endless wars. In order to sustain the nation’s appetite for war over the long haul in spite of the costs of war in lives lost and dollars spent—and little else to show for it—the military has had to work overtime to churn out pro-war, pro-military propaganda. It’s exactly what President Eisenhower warned against (“the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex”) in his 1961 farewell address. We didn’t listen then and we’re still not listening now. All the while, the government’s war propaganda machine has grown more sophisticated and entrenched in American culture. Back when I was a boy growing up in the 1950s, almost every classic sci fi movie ended with the heroic American military saving the day, whether it was battle tanks in Invaders from Mars (1953) or military roadblocks in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). What I didn’t know then as a schoolboy was the extent to which the Pentagon was paying to be cast as America’s savior. By the time my own kids were growing up, it was Jerry Bruckheimer’s blockbuster film Top Gun—created with Pentagon assistance and equipment—that boosted civic pride in the military. Now it’s my grandkids’ turn to be awed and overwhelmed by child-focused military propaganda in the X-Men movies. Same goes for The Avengers and Superman and the Transformers. (Don’t even get me started on the war propaganda churned out by the toymakers.) All of the military equipment featured in blockbuster movies is provided—at taxpayer expense—in exchange for carefully placed promotional spots aimed at indoctrinating the American populace into believing that patriotism means throwing their support behind the military wholeheartedly and unquestioningly. Even reality TV shows have gotten in on the gig, with the Pentagon’s entertainment office influencing “American Idol,” “The X-Factor,” “Masterchef,” “Cupcake Wars,” numerous Oprah Winfrey shows, “Ice Road Truckers,” “Battlefield Priests,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Hawaii Five-O,” lots of BBC, History Channel and National Geographic documentaries, “War Dogs,” and “Big Kitchens.” And that’s just a sampling. It’s estimated that U.S. military intelligence agencies (including the NSA) have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows. And then there are the growing number of video games, a number of which are engineered by or created for the military, which have accustomed players to interactive war play through military simulations and first-person shooter scenarios. This is how you acclimate a population to war. This is how you cultivate loyalty to a war machine. This is how, to borrow from the subtitle to the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove, you teach a nation to “stop worrying and love the bomb.” As journalist David Sirota writes for Salon, “[C]ollusion between the military and Hollywood - including allowing Pentagon officials to line edit scripts - is once again on the rise, with new television programs and movies slated to celebrate the Navy SEALs….major Hollywood directors remain more than happy to ideologically slant their films in precisely the pro-war, pro-militarist direction that the Pentagon demands in exchange for taxpayer-subsidized access to military hardware.” Why is the Pentagon (and the CIA and the government at large) so focused on using Hollywood as a propaganda machine? To those who profit from war, it is—as Sirota recognizes—”a ‘product’ to be sold via pop culture products that sanitize war and, in the process, boost recruitment numbers….At a time when more and more Americans are questioning the fundamental tenets of militarism (i.e., budget-busting defense expenditures, never-ending wars/occupations, etc.), military officials are desperate to turn the public opinion tide back in a pro-militarist direction — and they know pop culture is the most effective tool to achieve that goal.” The media, eager to score higher ratings, has been equally complicit in making (real) war more palatable to the public by packaging it as TV friendly. This is what Dr. Stahl refers to as the representation of a “clean war“: a war “without victims, without bodies, and without suffering”:‘ Dehumanize destruction’ by extracting all human imagery from target areas … The language used to describe the clean war is as antiseptic as the pictures. Bombings are ‘air strikes.’ A future bombsite is a ‘target of opportunity.’ Unarmed areas are ‘soft targets.’ Civilians are ‘collateral damage.’ Destruction is always ‘surgical.’ By and large, the clean war wiped the humanity of civilians from the screen … Create conditions by which war appears short, abstract, sanitized and even aesthetically beautiful. Minimize any sense of death: of soldiers or civilians.” This is how you sell war to a populace that may have grown weary of endless wars: sanitize the war coverage of anything graphic or discomfiting (present a clean war), gloss over the actual numbers of soldiers and civilians killed (human cost), cast the business of killing humans in a more abstract, palatable fashion (such as a hunt), demonize one’s opponents, and make the weapons of war a source of wonder and delight. “This obsession with weapons of war has a name: technofetishism,” explains Stahl. “Weapons appear to take on a magical aura. They become centerpieces in a cult of worship.” “Apart from gazing at the majesty of these bombs, we were also invited to step inside these high-tech machines and take them for a spin,” said Stahl. “Or if we have the means, we can purchase one of the military vehicles on the consumer market. Not only are we invited to fantasize about being in the driver’s seat, we are routinely invited to peer through the crosshairs too. These repeated modes of imaging war cultivate new modes of perception, new relationships to the tools of state violence. In other words, we become accustomed to ‘seeing’ through the machines of war.” In order to sell war, you have to feed the public’s appetite for entertainment. Not satisfied with peddling its war propaganda through Hollywood, reality TV shows and embedded journalists whose reports came across as glorified promotional ads for the military, the Pentagon turned to sports to further advance its agenda, “tying the symbols of sports with the symbols of war.” The military has been firmly entrenched in the nation’s sports spectacles ever since, having co-opted football, basketball, even NASCAR. Remember, just before this Vegas shooting gave the media, the politicians and the easily distracted public something new to obsess over, the headlines were dominated by President Trump’s feud with the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem. That, too, was yet another example of how much the military entertainment complex—which paid $53 million of taxpayer money between 2012 and 2015 to pro sports teams for military tributes (on-field events recognizing military service members, including ceremonial first pitches, honor guards and Jumbotron tributes)—has infiltrated American culture. This Trump-NFL feud is also a classic example of how to squash dissent—whether it’s dissent over police brutality or America’s killing fields abroad. As Stahl explains, “Supporting the troops is made synonymous with supporting the war. Those who disagree with the decision to send soldiers to war are thus identified with the enemy. This is done through a variety of associations… Dissent becomes synonymous with criminal activity.” When you talk about the Las Vegas mass shooting, you’re not dealing with a single shooter scenario. Rather, you’re dealing with a sophisticated, far-reaching war machine that has woven itself into the very fabric of this nation. As Stahl concludes, “War has come to look very much like a video game. As viewers of the TV war, we are treated to endless flyovers. We are immersed in a general spirit of play. We are shown countless computer animations that contribute a sense of virtuality. We play alongside news anchors who watch on their monitors. We sit in front of the crosshairs directing missiles with a sense of interactivity. The destruction, if shown at all, seems unreal, distant. These repeated images foster habitual fantasies of crossing over.” You want to stop the gun violence? Stop the worship of violence that permeates our culture. Stop glorifying the military industrial complex with flyovers and salutes during sports spectacles. Stop acting as if there is anything patriotic about military exercises and occupations that bomb hospitals and schools. Stop treating guns and war as entertainment fodder in movies, music, video games, toys, amusement parks, reality TV and more. Stop distribution weapons of war to the local police and turning them into extensions of the military—weapons that have no business being anywhere but on a battlefield. Most of all, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, stop falling for the military industrial complex’s psychological war games.

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/mass_shootings_the_military_entertainment_complexs_culture_of_violence 

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Las Vegas Massacre Survivor Abruptly Dies Just Days After Posting Eyewitness Account Of Multiple Shooters And Subsequent Cover-Up Shepard Ambellas October 13th, 2017

(INTELLIHUB) — A woman by the name of Kymberley Suchomel, 28, who attended the Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, passed away Monday at her Apple Valley home just days after she had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history unscathed, according to multiple mainstream media reports. Suchomel, who posted her eyewitness account of the Las Vegas massacre in astonishingly vivid detail to her Facebook page on Oct. 4, subsequently passed away in her home on Oct. 9 from what reports are claiming are ‘natural causes.’ Shockingly, just days before her death, Suchomel posted key details about the shooting to Facebook that contradicted the official narrative which claims that Stephen Paddock was the lone gunman. “From about 50 feet in front of us, and a little to the right, fire crackers were set off. Let me repeat that… FIRE CRACKERS WERE SET OFF. I verbally stated “some asshole just shot of fire crackers in close proximity to so many people”. I was literally pissed off. You could see Jason Aldean look to his left kind of startled by it, but he was also clearly irritated. I would say about 15 seconds later, the first volley of gunfire was released,” the eyewitness wrote. She went on… It was a shorter volley than any of the others, and the gunfire was not as close together either. EVERYONE looked up, down, around. We thought it was more fire crackers at first, but then Ricky reached over, told us all to put our boots on, quickly. And the volley ended. Then people started to panic. The gentlemen behind me looked at me as I was putting on my boots, half laying down, and said “calm down crazy, its just fireworks, jeez”. That is when the 2nd volley went off, Ricky yelled at us all to get down, flat, & we immediately knew there was someone shooting at us. I remember getting down, but I didn’t lay flat for some reason, thinking- oh my gosh, I need to get flatter than I am now, but my body just wouldn’t let me. That was the 2nd volley. At the end of that volley ( I am still struggling to get my boots on), we turned and tried to run, but the people behind us still weren’t moving. I yelled at the lady “RUN! ITS GUNFIRE! RUUUUUUUUUNNNNN!!!” Third volley of gunfire hits astroturf According to Suchomel the shooting was ‘close.” “[When] the 3rd volley hit… and it was close. Very, very close to us. I could physically see the impact of the bullets on the astro-turf, I could feel the warmth & the passing of bullets. Once that 3rd volley was over, Casie linked her arm into mine, and we decided at that moment we weren’t stopping- we were getting the Hell out of there. And I do mean Hell. We were in literal Hell,” she claimed. “The gentlemen that mocked me stating it was just fireworks fell to the ground, and he never got back up. The lady behind me (who was now in front of me) who was terrified as I told her to run, never got back up. I actually had to physically step over her body to run (something I am still struggling with, so please don’t attack me. I was absolutely in flight-or-fight mode). There was another person to my right who also wasn’t moving. We ran. I don’t know what direction we ran, I don’t know towards which landmark we ran. We just ran. It was at this time our group got split up. Casie & I were together. Ricky, Cassie & Mendy were together.” Soon after, according to her account, Suchomel started to panic when she realized ‘100%’ that there was more than one shooter and that multiple gunmen were in the crowd! “We were rounding some sort of corner maybe- and I looked to the right and I saw this large cowboy sitting down with his legs spread, holding a blood-soaked woman. I thought to myself “we NEED to hide”, but as I looked quickly for somewhere to go, the gunfire once again got closer and closer. We couldn’t hide because they (and I do mean THEY) were chasing us. That exact moment is when I started to really panic. That is the exact moment in which I thought this was it, I was going to die, I was never going to see my family again. So, as we are running, we approach this fence where men are throwing women over, and we ran up to it as they had knocked It down, so we were able to get out. As we crossed the threshold of the venue, my mind went straight to other mass shootings and hearing the victim’s families in my head talk about how they never got to say goodbye. I did not want this for my husband (who was at work) & my grandma (who had my daughter, Scarlett). So, at 10:07pm I called my husband franticly leaving him a voicemail- telling him that I loved him and was in the middle of a shooting & I wasn’t sure if I would make it out alive,” she explained. “Next, while still running, I called my grandma to tell her the exact same thing. But the gunfire wasn’t stopping this whole time. It wasn’t ceasing. It wasn’t slowing down. And It was directly behind us, following us. Bullets were coming from every direction. Behind us, in front of us, to the side of us. But I know, I just know, that there was someone chasing us. The entire time I felt this way,” she explained “The farther we got from the venue, the closer the gunfire got. I kept looking back expecting to see the gunmen- and I say MEN because there was more than one person. There was more than one gun firing. 100% more than one.”As we were running, we kept changing direction, because it felt like no matter what direction we took, we were being followed. So we ended up running in a weird triangular path. The first place I remember getting to was a parking lot, and I told Casie (who was slightly in front of me) we needed to get under one of the trucks. She turned to me and started her way back to me, and that is when the gunfire got even CLOSER than ever before. It was RIGHT THERE. It was within the parking lot. Everyone around us was panicking once again. So we ditched the idea of getting underneath a vehicle, and we continued the run for our lives. If you know me, you know I am a big girl, who is out of shape, and who definitely does not run for any reason. But I can tell you I ran like I have never run before,” she continued in extreme detail. The 2nd place I remember going by was Hooters- which is where we met back up with the rest of our small group. We ran towards the entrance thinking we could take cover there, but as we got closer, a stampede of people ran out, terrified. We could only conclude that there was another gunman inside of that hotel. This made us even more scared- we had nowhere to go- no one to trust. At some point, we ended up at the airport & even entered the building for safety. Everyone as we entered were screaming at the staff “IS IT SAFE IN HERE?” but we weren’t getting anyone to answer us, so after running about 30 feet into the building, not getting the answers we so desperately needed, we decided it, too, wasn’t a safe spot, so we got out of there quickly and continued running. After all this running, we were tired, sore & having to stop to cough, gag and even vomit. We ran across an intersection & us & another group of people pleaded with a limo driver to let us in and get us out of there. He was clearly confused & didn’t understand what was going on, so he didn’t let us in. Next, we ran to a taxi van & she was willing to let us in, but she told us her van only held 4 people & she wasn’t going to let the 5 of us in, so we said screw it and continued running. At one point, we ran passed a small liquor store where they so graciously gave us water bottles. We passed UNLV as well. ‘Smaller Hispanic woman’ taunts victims minutes after shooting Additionally, the eyewitness reported that she was running with her group alongside ‘Tropicana Avenue’ when a ‘dark-colored SUV’ slowed and a ‘smaller Hispanic woman’ emerged from the window to ‘taunt’ her group. “[She] leans out the window, and she yells something we couldn’t understand in a clearly taunting manner. It really freaked us out, because again, we didn’t know who we could and could not trust,” the eyewitness explained. Could this ‘smaller Hispanic woman’ have been the same ‘short Hispanic lady’ reported by another eyewitness to have threatened concertgoers 30-45 minutes before the shooting started? Eight days later Suchomel was found dead in bed by her grandmother who arrived at Schomer’s residence at 8:30 a.m. According to an Oct. 9 report confirming Suchomel’s death, Suchomel “was taking medication for a pituitary tumor and feared to fall asleep at night after being heavily traumatized by the Oct. 1 massacre. Suchomel’s death may also be the reason that Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos is receiving 24/7 high-profile security protection. Note: The actual Facebook post made by Suchomel was removed after the original article began to go viral. Hat Tip: @tabertrinic on Twitter Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook. Subscribe to Shep’s YouTube channel.

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etc The end is upon you and you need to look and see the things that you should be doing, pay close attention to that. For I have told you things would change here, they would change. If you live near the Babylon that is going to fall I have told you to move at least seventy-five miles from there, at least. That goes for California, that goes for the center fault line, realize that war, war is at hand. Not only with ISIS, but you have got Russia, you have got China, you have got North Korea, wake up, wake up, for I have been telling you these things, it is getting very, very dangerous, very dangerous. etc

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Russia's New Combat Suit Gets A Nuke Resistant Upgrade

by Tyler Durden Oct 13, 2017 5:00 AM

According to Newsweek, citing Rostec, the Russian defense contractor building the suit, the third-generation Ratnik-3 suit “comprises five integrated systems.” Those five subsystems include “life support, command and communication, engaging, protection, and energy saving subsystems,” according to Tass, a Russian state-owned media outlet. This could be the most advanced combat suit on the planet. In total, the suit comes with 59 items, Tass said, including a powered exoskeleton that supposedly gives the soldier more strength and stamina, along with cutting-edge body armor and a helmet and visor that shields the soldier’s entire face. The suit also has a “pop-up display that can be used for tasks like examining a plan of the battlefield,” Andy Lynch, who works for a military company called Odin Systems, previously told The Daily Mail Online. Russia did release a video of the combat suit in late June, but it only showed a static display of the suit making it incredibly difficult to discern if it actually has any of the capabilities that are claimed. But the newest addition to this high-tech combat suit is fitting with the state of things on our politically volatile planet. The suit is being fitted with a watch that “retains its properties upon the impact of radiation and electromagnetic impulses, for example, upon a nuclear blast,” according to Rostec’s chief designer of the suit, Oleg Faustov. The first-generation Ratnik suit was reportedly given to a few Russian units in 2013, and some pieces of the suit were spotted on Russian troops in Crimea, according to a report by The New York Times. The third-generation Ratnik suit will supposedly be ready for service in 2022, said Russian Colonel General Oleg Salyukov. The US hopes to unveil its own Tactical Light Operator Suit which would be similar to Russia’s Ratnik. The US’s suit is also known as the “Iron Man” suit and plans to show it off are scheduled for 2018. France is working on one too, the Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications system, or FELIN. It’s the “space race” of combat suits. But in this contest, it appears that Russia is winning handily.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-12/russias-new-combat-suit-gets-nuke-resistant-upgrade 

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etc.. Watch, watch, watch as you begin to see the monetary system totally crumble and collapse, etc..

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etc America your money will be worth nothing in the near future, this will bring panic, famine and martial law, yes, in the streets of America.  If you had read my word you know that these are the beginning of sorrows etc

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Gold Rush: Russia Stockpiling Bullion Like There's no Tomorrow

© Sputnik/ Vitaliy Bezrukih Opinion 09:49 14.10.2017Get short URL 28174921682

The Central Bank of Russia has recently been buying bullion at an unprecedented pace. According to Argentine financial expert Gabriel Rubinstein, this policy is aimed at protecting the Russian economy in the event of crisis situations, including against dollar-related "manipulations" by the US. "Countries stockpile gold for strategic and defensive reasons; for instance, in case relations between nations are damaged and their currencies lose their value," Gabriel Rubinstein, a financial consultant and former representative of the Argentine Central Bank, told Sputnik Mundo. If there is such a situation, according to the expert, gold reserves would be the basis for a new currency or other valuable assets in the future. "Gold, this eternal financial resource, has a real value if compared to other financial assets. The Russian government believes that it’s better to have more gold resources than dollars. Hypothetically speaking, if Russia holds tons of US dollars and the US wanted to damage its economy, this would be possible through currency manipulations," Rubinstein said, adding that gold guarantees against such a scenario. The Russian Central Bank has significantly increased the pace of its gold purchases. In the period between January and September 2017, the regulator bought 4.2 million troy ounces of the precious metal worth over $5 billion, 15 percent more than in the same period last year.

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201710141058226369-russia-gold-reserves/ 

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Massive convoy of ‘unmarked big rigs’ escorted by police, driver ‘looked Russian’: SHOCK FOOTAGE

By Shepard Ambellas - October 12, 2017

A truck driver and his ride-along filmed and commentated as they drove alongside a massive covert convoy of 18-wheelers which were boasting full-on police escorts

SAN JOSE, Calif. (INTELLIHUB) — A truck driver and his girlfriend filmed dozens of unmarked big rig trucks heading north on Interstate 880 towards Oakland on Wednesday. The trucks and their unmarked white trailers were traveling at a high rate of speed through the Bay Area and were being escorted by a heavy police presence, alluding to the fact their contents are highly sensitive, possibly even nuclear. “Where are these trucks going? The driver questioned. “Look at this sh*t. Police escort and everything. All unmarked trailers.” The driver quickly noticed as he passed by several of the trucks that all of the official markings, including the ‘hazard markings,’ were tapped over. Each trailer was equipped with its own tracking device which could be seen mounted to the driverside of each cargo trailer. Astonishingly, the driver noticed that the driver of the truck in the convoy beside him ‘looked Russian.’ “That looked like a Russian, the driver said as he passed. “This is scary stuff.”

https://www.intellihub.com/massive-convoy-of-unmarked-big-rigs-escorted-by-police-shock-footage/ 

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BREAKING NEWS: South Korea planning for first-strike capability against North

South Korea plans a drastic shift in defense strategy that allows it to carry out pre-emptive strikes against the North and gain direct command of its forces from the US as soon as possible. A Japanese newspaper says the proposed strategic changes were contained in a South Korean Defense Ministry report submitted to the National Assembly on October 12. The report summarizes the ministry’s plan to draw up new defense strategy guidelines in December. If it goes into effect, the new strategy would permit South Korea to pre-emptively attack enemy bases at the first sign of a possible missile launch. An attack on North Korean territory would also be made as soon as Pyongyang made the first move. Defense officials say the concept is to replace the country’s current defensive strategy with an offensive one that would lead to military victory at minimum cost. South Korea’s current guidelines call for a counter attack after an initial North Korean attack has been blunted. It isn’t known, however, how the US will react to the proposal. Current joint-military policy calls for all South Korean forces to be under US command in hostilities involving North Korea. Seoul would presumably still seek US permission before moving independently in the field. The defense ministry report noted that South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo will meet with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Seoul on October 28. FRIDAY, Oct. 13: North Korea Threatens GUAM (Again) Today, Firday the 13th of October, 2017, North Korea again threatened to launch multiple missiles at the US Territory of GUAM.

In an official statement issued by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea said: etc..

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Global Markets Will Revert Back to Local Markets and Those Prepared for These Changes will Survive the Initial Collapse and Thrive in the Aftermath

October 14, 2017 danama

The prosperity we once knew as a nation was made possible because of cheap oil. When the EROI, Energy Returned On Invested, was at 30/1 we had unprecedented prosperity. The EROI is now falling below 10/1 and is taking prosperity with it. The EROI is the amount of energy we expend to get energy, in this case oil, out of the ground. We are getting 10 units of energy for every unit we expend to get it. Shale oil production results in 5 units of energy for every unit we expend. This matters because everything we use depends on cheap energy to maintain the status quo. An EROI of 10/1 is necessary to maintain our current standard of living. The Hills Group project oil will drop to $11.76 by 2020. This may sound good on the surface but cheap oil will not mean much if you have no job and no money to buy it. As the next depression sets in many more people will lose their job and as a result prices will collapse. They project by 2020 we will have 75% fewer gas stations as a result of collapsing oil. Today most of our population lives in the city. When jobs see their final collapse those people will have no way to survive. Living in the city requires stuff being brought in from other places. Those living in the city must pay for this stuff with the pay they earn. No jobs mean no pay and no goods. During the last great depression many city dwellers had family in the country to move back in with to stay fed but most city dwellers today are several generations removed from the country life and no longer have living family members in the country to move in with. Many of the farms that were left to city dwelling children after the parents died were sold and the money either spent or put into paper assets for retirement. When those paper assets evaporate those people will have nothing to fall back on.

http://webnewsorder.com/2017/global-markets-will-changes-survive-the-initial-collapse-and-thrive-in-the-aftermath/ 

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For the ways of man have become more evil than at anytime on the face of the earth, anytime.  The demon spirits are extremely active and they are entering into those that have not a covering over them. Etc.

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Demon Possessed? No… Demonic Infestation? YES!

By Ray Gano - October 10, 2017

I have gotten emails from so many people asking about battling demons, are they possessed, how to stand up to this evil and many other questions. It is weird; I have not felt what I am feeling since the time that The Lord asked us to return to the US. What am I talking about is battling the demonic. See, I have never had the desire to go into deliverance ministry. Yes, I know a lot about it and have studied it in the past at length. One does not do what I do and not have a strong grasp of this area. But I am finding myself being pulled into this area more and more, much like when God pulled us back into the US. This is an area where I do not feel fully suited and at times I think about “what might happen” and I have to say at times it scares the tar out of me. But if God is calling me towards this area of the ministry, then I am submitting to Him. Just know that I am not jumping for joy, if you want to call it that. Deliverance and spiritual battle is hard core because you are on the front lines and you can literally have the pulp beaten out of you. It is only through Jesus Christ and His protection that one is able to operate in this area. Walking a balanced Christian walk and being mature is what is needed. To be honest, I feel like Gideon in this calling. I want to stay in my comfy bible prophecy, world events and preparedness arena, not get my hands dirty and not put myself in harm’s way. But when I get an email from someone and they describe what is going on, things just pop into my head and I reach out and try to help as best I am able. Great thing is that 98% of the cases I have worked with have seen success or on the path to success. Demons Are Winning & We Don’t Even Realize It I look all over and I see so many people who know that something is wrong, but they cannot put their finger on it, they just know that “thinks are not right.” Others know but they seem to be afraid or to embarrassed to reach out. What am I talking about? People are being plagued with the demonic, “demonized” or better yet, “infested” or having an infestation of demons. This is why I say that demons are winning and people don’t even realize it. This is also where I feel convicted and I need to right a possible wrong where I might have misled some of you. In earlier articles I have said that a born again Christian cannot be “possessed.” This is correct and I still stand by this. The thing is that the English language is very limiting. The word “possessed” seems to be a catch all phrase when it comes to the demonic. I know that this seems to be splitting hairs, but I feel that it must be explained so that people, who are in fact demonically oppressed, infested, demonized, depressed & influenced do not just walk off and think everything is honky-dory. Things are not honky-dory and this is why I want to try to clarify. Here is a quick word study… Possession

Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils (G1139), and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. STRONGS # G1139 δαιμονίζομαι daimonizomai dahee-mon-id’-zom-ahee Middle voice from G1142; to be exercised by a daemon: – have a (be vexed with, be possessed with) devil (-s). Because our English language is so limiting, we tend to instantly jump to the conclusion of “being possessed” as something out of the movie “The Exorsist” and we should be levitating, heads spinning and spitting up green pea soup. BUT… since this is NOT happening to us, we say “Oh, I guess I am not possessed then” and we go along our merry way. To be “possessed” by a demon, one literally has to open ones inner soul and spirit up to said demon and basically submit their lives to the demon; much like when one becomes born-again. The reality is that one becomes “demonized” not possessed. As stated before a more descriptive word is “Infested” or having an “Infestation” of demons. But Ray, you keep saying that we as Christians can’t be possessed, so what are you saying? ANALOGY – Our Holy of Holies Where The Holy Spirit Resides Within – Possesses Us 1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? In reading this, it dawned on me and it became crystal clear how I can explain how Christians are affected by demons. The Jewish temple is a holy place, much like we are holy when we become born again. So the questions is this, how can the demonic have influence on us, invade us, infest us and still demonize us when we are holy? This is where the Jewish temple can help with an analogy. The Temple had three main areas, The Outer Courtyard, the Inner Court yard and the Holy of Holies. The manifest presence of God was only in the Holy of Holies, not in the Outer Court or the Inner Court. In the same way with all of us, the Outer Court of the Temple represents our physical bodies, the Inner Court represents our soul, and the Holy of Holies represents our spirits. Just as the manifest presence of God was only residing in the Holy of Holies, in the same way the Holy Spirit is only residing in our human spirits. Our holy of holies which is the innermost part of our beings is a ken to the Holy of Holies that was the innermost part of the Jewish Temple. In using this Jewish Temple analogy, we can grasp the human-spiritual makeup with the Lord. Just as Paul told us in 1 Corinthians 6:19 , we can see that our physical bodies are now His temple. It is our physical bodies that now actually “house” our human spirits where the Holy Spirit now lives within. The Jewish Outer Court was where just about anyone and everyone were allowed in to, men, women, gentiles, etc. We know that the entire Temple compound was considered holy. But as one progressed further into the temple it became increasingly more holy. King Herod had enclosed the “outer court” with colonnades and it was referred to as the Court of the Gentiles because the “gentiles” (non-Jews) were permitted to enter the Temple area. This is the same area where Christ cleansed the temple from all the money changes. He created a “cat of nine-tails” and literally beat the money changers out of the holy temple, out of the “Outer Court.” Like the money changers who “infested” the Outer Court area (which is considered holy), demons are able to “infest our bodies, our “Outer Court.” Do the money changers “own / possess” the Outer Court? No, they inhabited it, but did not “own or possess” the Outer Court. That is why Christ was able to drive out the infestation of money changers (demons). Why? Because HE (Jesus Christ) is the owner of the Holy Temple. He was the only one that had the true authority to cleanse the area. The money changers listened and obeyed Christ and left the Outer Court area. Again, this is an analogy to help explain how Demons can in fact “demonize” us / Infest / oppress / influence / depress us and I felt that it was necessary to explain this. I don’t want people to think that just because they are a Christian that demons will not attack them. Wrong, if anything Christians are being hammered by the demonic and many of us battle our demons daily. How Do We As Christians Become “Demonized / Infested” By The Demonic? This is the question that is at the top of many people’s list in all the emails that I have gotten. How do we become “demonized / infested”? Simple, in many cases we allow it. We give up our “legal rights” and allow the demon in. To expand a bit further we give the demon “legal rights” to come in and demonize and infest us, our lives and our family’s lives. At least that is how the demons see it, and they are very legalistic lot as well. What are these so called “legal rights”? The Occult Direct Willful Sin Inheritance – Generational Fears and Phobia Unforgiveness Trauma Abuse Ungodly Soul Ties Curses Addictions False Religions Cursed Objects Cursed Buildings Before Christ died on the cross, demons did have limited “legal rights.” We learn of this by reading Job. But because Christ died, was buried and rose on the third day, those limited rights that demons once had are now gone. Christ took those keys away and now demons no longer have any legal rights and they know it too. But because they are very legalistically minded, cunning and are liars, they like to play that “legal” game with people and because many people lack of knowledge and freedom in Christ, we let them. Outside Our Control I know that some of you are saying that some of these areas are outside our personal control and you are correct. But the demon does not see it that way. For example, a cursed / haunted building. It may be cursed / haunted due to a prior owner. In my DVD “Demons – Days of Noah and The Demonic Wars” Christina Peck tells her story about her demonically haunted home which the demons would actually manifest themselves before her and Josh. It is a pretty amazing story. If you do not have my DVD, contact me and I can provide you details on how to get it. Now in this case, the demon did not care about Josh & Christina, in the demon’s mind they had a “legal right” to the home based on the prior owner, not Josh and Christina. It was the demon’s home and Josh and Christina were there just so that they could torment them. This is how demons think. They have taken up shop / “infested” an area, object or family lineage and they then believe they have legal rights to that person, place or thing. But the hard facts are that demons do NOT have “legal rights” they just take them because we gladly give them over out of our own lack of knowledge. In the case of Josh and Christina, they did not know what to do because they were still fairly new Christians, at least Josh was, and this was something that they were not fully taught in church. Their best solution was to move out and that thank God that worked. Interestingly enough, the current owners contacted them and they have the same demonic problems. Conclusion Can born-again Christians be possessed? No, but they can be oppressed / depressed / influenced / infested and demonized. The reason that they cannot be “possessed” is that the Holy Spirit resides inside each and every one of our own personal “holy of holies.” BUT… demons can try to gain access to our “Outer Court” areas in our lives and they believe that they can do that via their “legal rights” to enter and conduct their form of business, much like the money lenders did in the outer courts of the temple. It is Jesus Christ who is the only authority that these demons have over them. They MUST submit to the name of Jesus Christ. It is His shed blood that set us free from these false “legal rights” and the demons know this and must submit to this. It is our lack of knowledge in this area due to the days we are living in and the lack of proper teaching from pastors, preachers and teachers out there. This is a topic that 20% (and growing) of the church does not believe in. Many believe that Satan and his minions are all just fairy tales. When we have a demonic infestation taking place in our lives we need to stop and realize what is truly going on. It isn’t a stroke of bad luck or God being mad at us, it is demons taking a false “legal right” that they “think” they have based on the things we have done in our lives, opening up doors for them to come in and demonize and torment us. What the church strongly needs is deliverance from this evil. But to do that, we need to admit that there truly is an evil and that we need delivering. I find it interesting that God is pulling me in this direction on top of the other areas I preach and teach on. I find it also interesting that I have taught on “The Servant Warrior” for the past several years. Much of that teaching can be applied in the physical, but amazingly enough, it can also be applied in the spiritual and our battle against the demonic. We are living in the last days of the last days and I totally believe that God is raising up spiritual warriors. They are greatly needed because so many people are being afflicted by the enemy and they don’t realize what is happening or why. Those who do, they know that they need help, but they do not know where to turn. If you are someone who has questions or thinks they need help, contact me. I have been helping a number of people and through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and through His authority we are seeing success in helping people be delivered of these demonic infestations. Finally, help support our work here and please purchase my Demons DVD. All that I am asking is a gift of $15.00 which has shipping and handling is included. NOTE : If you can help with a of gift $25, $35, $50 or more that would be a huge blessing and help us with our Roku & Video project.

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Stranger by the minute: Vegas 'hero' security guard goes missing

Sheriff bans independent reporters from press conference

Published: 3 days ago. Updated: 10/15/2017 at 4:52 PM author Leo Hohmann

Every time it appears the investigation into the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history couldn’t get any more bizarre, something happens to take things to the next level of strange. After a week in which the timeline of the shooting was changed by police and then contested by the Mandalay Bay hotel, the sheriff who has been the local face of the investigation lashed out at the public he had just days earlier asked to help in providing information about the killer’s motive. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo condemned those disseminating “conspiracy theories” about the case. One of the most oft-repeated theories is that there was at least one other shooter besides the 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, possibly down on the ground or stationed on one of the first two or three floors of the Mandalay Bay. Paddock was shooting people from the 32nd floor and police say he killed himself after murdering 58 strangers and injuring nearly 500 at a country-music festival. “There is no conspiracy between the FBI, the Las Vegas Metorpolitan Police Department or anybody else. Nobody is attempting to hide anything in this investigation,” said Lombardo during a press conference Friday that was otherwise devoid of any substantive new information. Now almost two weeks since Paddock launched his attack on the Route 91 music festival, police still don’t have a motive as to why he did it. Sheriff is ‘his own worst enemy’ Ted Williams, a former homicide detective and Fox News contributor, said he feels bad for the sheriff but the investigation has not been handled well. “The sheriff is under a great deal of strain on this investigation,” Williams told Fox anchor Neil Cavuto. “On the other hand, the sheriff is his own worst enemy. He asked for help from the public, and when you ask the public for help, you have to give the public information, not misinformation. My heart goes out to the sheriff but you can’t give out misinformation.” Williams was referring to the timeline of the shooting, which for over a week was that the attack started with shots out the 32nd floor window and was stopped when hotel security guard Jesus Campos approached the shooter’s hotel door and was shot in the leg. That was reversed earlier this week with Campos said to have been shot before any of the gunfire was rained down on the concert-goers, and a hotel maintenance worker came forward Wednesday saying he heard the shots, some 200 rounds, fired at Campos through the door and warned hotel staff to call the police. At least six minutes elapsed between the shots at Campos and Paddock starting his ballistic assault on the crowd gathered at the concert below the hotel. If the new timeline is accurate, it only leads to more unanswered questions. If Campos was shot and wounded before the attack started, why did Paddock stop shooting and kill himself if the security guard did not stop him as previously reported by the Vegas police? Reporters barred from press conference Sheriff Lombardo also reportedly barred two conservative, independent journalists from entering the Friday press conference. They said they were stopped from entering by armed officers. ‘Hero’ security guard nowhere to be found Campos, meanwhile, has disappeared from public view. A security guard has been placed at his residence and he skipped out on five interviews Thursday night in which he had planned to break his silence. He was scheduled to appear on the Sean Hannity show on Fox News Thursday night. “We were in a room and we came out and he was gone,” Campos’ union president told reporters, according to ABC News’ Stephanie Wash. Campos is represented by the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, which did not respond to requests for comment from Fox News earlier this week. WND reported earlier this week that Campos is not even registered with the state as a licensed security guard. Now his whereabouts are unknown. ISIS claim still hangs out there ISIS, also called the Islamic State, immediately claimed credit for the attack and followed up four times reiterating its claim that Paddock was one of its “soldiers of the Caliphate.” But the FBI on day one said it has zero evidence of any such link. Some independent investigators believe that until more information is given about Paddock, the ISIS claim should be given more consideration and should not have been automatically discounted by the FBI. One such man is John Guandolo, a former Marine and ex-FBI counter-terrorism officer who now runs Understanding the Threat, a consultancy for law enforcement. Guandolo has called the investigation “bizarre and unprofessional.” In speaking to an FBI colleague, Guandolo said he was told, “Listening to FBI agents speak about the Las Vegas attack reveals there is an automatic dismissal on their part that this attack has anything to do with the Islamic Movement. This attitude is so well seated in the FBI that it drives all investigative efforts away from Islam and the Islamic State.” That should disturb every American, Guandolo says. “Knowing and understanding the Islamic threat and their doctrine Shariah — the thing that drives everything they do — is critical in cases like this,” Guandolo wrote on his website Friday. “But at the ground level, basic investigative steps will necessarily be missed and are being missed because investigators, no matter how proficient or how much experience they have, will never get to the truth because they are programed to specifically not get to it.” He continues with a bleak conclusion: “So for all of you out there who are not investigators, yet see this event clearly because you do understand the Islamic threat, the Muslim Brotherhood Movement, and Shariah, we (UTT) hope this helps you understand why you can see this for what it is but investigators cannot. “The Las Vegas attack, more than any other, puts the success of the Islamic Movement on full display while highlighting the intentional outcome of all of their efforts – complete investigative collapse in the face of overwhelming reality.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/stranger-by-the-minute-vegas-hero-security-guard-goes-missing/#6zOlaaddRouRKkix.99 

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Vegas Genocide: Brought To You By The Deep State?

by Silvanus Publishing, Inc., October 13, 2017

Twenty-thousand innocent American lives appear to have been intentionally placed in harms way on October 1, 2017, at the “Route 91 Harvest” Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Question: Would any of these unsuspecting victims attended this event, had promoter’s advertisements read: “Brought to you by ‘THE DEEP STATE’ and individuals with ties to Globalists, Communists, Islamic, anti-gun, anti-American sympathizers, who want to see Americans murdered!” In my article ‘Mandalay Bay Genocide: Occult Symbolism Revealed‘ we examined the ancient secret icons hidden in plain site, and how these expressions of the past are linked to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Throughout the following essay, we’re going to scrutinize those Corporations and individuals who coordinated the October 1, 2017 event, and the occult symbolism that permeates these organizations. To solve the whodunit mystery surrounding the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, America’s exceptional collection of human intelligence (“Humint“) needn’t look any further than those involved with the coordination of this event. Using the coordinators of said event as the hub for our investigation, we’ll begin lacing together the spokes or those associated with the coordinator(s). During the process of a traditional murder investigation, in which a suspect has used a gun in the commission of said crime, law enforcement match up a bullet with the gun that fired the bullet. Investigators then match up fingerprints with the finger that left the fingerprints. They match up details of the crime with a criminal who has a distinct pattern or method of operation that indicates or suggests the work of a criminal or criminals in more than one crime. Following such investigatory practices, we begin with the profile of “Route 91 Harvest,” a U.S. country music festival that is held annually at Las Vegas in Paradise, Nevada. The festival’s promoter is “Live Nation Entertainment” whose headquarters are located in Beverly Hills, California. Live Nation’s revenue in 2016 was US$8.355 billion. Live Nation’s leadership consists of Canadian CEO Michael Rapino and Chairman Greg Maffei. Michael Rapino was a major democratic donor to Barack Obama and friend of Obama’s White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett. In addition to having extensive ties to communist groups, Jarrett is the person who said that the NRA needed to be shut down in order to take America’s guns. This too is the same woman who in March, 2017 moved into Barack Hussein Obama’s 8,200 square-foot, $5.3 million dollar mansion. In a July 25, 2016 article by The Hill, Rapino is quoted as saying: “But I know they are trying to make it up to me — I assume Jeffrey Katz [Katzenberg] called Valerie [Jarrett] who emailed me last week” In my book, Deception: The Ancient Mystery That Holds The Secret of Newgrange, pg.248, I examine the connection between News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, The Rothschild Family, and Jeffrey Katzenberg. “Rupert Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox signed with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation in August 2012, it’s not surprising to see such a large volume of pro-Lucifer imagery throughout Hollywood. After all this is the same Jeffrey Katzenberg who was business partners with media mogul David Geffen, who in 1971 was allegedly involved with the CIA’s MK-Ultra mind control slave operation in Laurel Canyon. Geffen was also alleged to have played a role in the sacrifice of Scotsman Musician John Lennon and in 1999 was associated with homosexual parties, where teenage boys were sexually abused. Given the company he keeps and his blatant pro-Lucifer views it’s not surprising that we find many Antichristian references throughout both Disney and DreamWorks children’s films.Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg represent a short list of elite Billionaires whose actions arrogantly proclaim a steadfast allegiance to the goals of the ‘synagogue of Satan’ to blaspheme Jesus Christ and eradicate Christianity. According to President Barack Hussein Obama, Spielberg and Katzenberg are central to achieving this goal: “Believe it or not, entertainment is part of our American diplomacy. You helped shape the world culture. Tolerance, diversity and creativity” – President Barack Hussein Obama 2013 DreamWorks Animation Campus, KillingIreland.com, pg.236 Katzenberg, who now controls the digital media group ‘WndrCo‘ has called some of Hollywood’s most voracious sexual predators ‘friends’. Chief among them is Katzenberg’s friend of more than 30-years, Harvey Weinstein, who recently admitted on tape that he sexually assaulted many women. In response to the avalanche of victims coming forward to share their stories of sexual predation, Katzenberg released a statement that hypocritically excoriated Weinstein, stating, “You’ve done terrible things.” Keep in mind Katzenberg is the same person who in 1993 purchased Weinstein’s Miramax production company on behalf of Disney, during Katzenberg’s time as chairman of Walt Disney Studios and CEO of DreamWorks Animation. Shortly after purchasing Miramax in 1993, convicted child molester Victor Salva was chosen to direct Disney’s film ‘Powder‘. One of Victor Salva’s biggest supporters was Francis Ford Coppola, the uncle of actor Nicolas Kim Coppola (“Nicolas Cage“) who constructed a 9-foot-tall occult Illuminati pyramid above ground burial tomb in New Orleans’ St. Louis Cemetery. Nicolas Cages’ tomb is near the famous voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. Francis Coppola is most famous for his film “The Godfather,” which romanticized the Italian Mafia. For those who have read my previous exposé Mandalay Bay Genocide: Occult Symbolism Revealed it will be remembered that the Italian ‘Mafia’ was founded by Giusseppe Mazzini a 33rd degree Grand Master Freemason, revolutionary terrorist leader, Sicilian Gangster, and good friend of Albert Pike. Pike was a Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council 33rd degree of Freemasonry, British spy, KKK founder and Grand Dragon and “Knights of the Golden Circle” founder. Notable members of Pike’s “Knights of the Golden Circle” include, Jessie James and “John Wilkes Booth” who assassinated President Lincoln 4/15/1865. In 1871 Pike outlined plans for three world wars that would bring about a ‘New World Order’. In the following letter, Albert Pike described Freemasonry’s plan to Giusspee Mazzini. “In the third World War we shall unleash the nihilist and the atheists and we shall provoke a formidable social catechism which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil then everywhere the citizens obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries will exterminate those destroyers of civilization and the multitudes disillusioned with Christianity whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction anxious for an ideal but without knowing where to render its adoration will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out into the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism both conquered and exterminated at the same time.” Grand Commander of Freemasonry Albert Pike was quite clear about his cult’s objective on pg.861 of his book “Morals and Dogma” which reads: “From the mutual action and re-action of each of these pairs of opposites and contraries results that which with them forms the Triangle, to all the Ancient Sages the expressive symbol of the Deity; as from Osiris and Isis, Har-oeri, the Master of Light [Lucifer] and Life, and the Creative Word… Such, my Brother, is the True World of a Master Mason; such the true ROYAL SECRET, which makes possible, and shall at length make real, the HOLY EMPIRE of true Masonic Brotherhood. GLORIA, DEI EST CELARE VERBUM. AMEN.” Weinstein’s Miramax was sold by Disney to ‘Filmyard Holdings,’ which they knew belonged to the Islamic Sharia law government of Qatar. In 2016 Miramax became ‘beIN Media Group‘ which is wholly owned by Al Jazeera Media Network, an organization suspected of having ties to Zbigniew Brzezinski’s creation Al-Qaeda and billionaire Nazi collaborator George Soros, who was recently called an ‘Agent of Satan‘ by Hungry. For generations communist apologists throughout Hollywood have been complicit in feeding the American people disinformation and conspiring against the U.S. with its enemies since William Randolph Hearst hired Sigmund Freud’s nephew Edward Bernays, a history that I expose in my book, FreudsMafia.com. To prove my point, here is a short quote from my book at FreudsMafia.com, pgs. 198-199 “Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, met with President-elect Trump on 12/7/2016 to “discuss some concerns he had.” Rahm is the brother of Trump’s Hollywood based agent Ari Emanuel. Ari is the CEO of William Morris Endeavor (WME). Murdered FBI agent, John O’neill discovered that Rahm was allegedly linked to Israeli Intelligence (MOSSAD). Ari and Rahm’s father, Benjamin Emanuel, was allegedly associated with the Israeli terrorist group, ‘Irgun’. The aforementioned Trump/MOSSAD connection should concern every U.S. Citizen, given the revelation of NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, in 2014, that the so-called “Caliph,” or leader of the Muslim terrorist group, “ISIS,” Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, is in fact an Israeli Intelligence MOSSAD agent named Elliot Shimon.” IMPORTANT NOTE: founding partner of Endeavor Talent Agency, Ariel Z. Emanuel, has been an “Independent Director” for Live Nation Entertainment since 2007. On 9/14/2017 Ari sold 10,000 shares of Live Nation Entertainment, valued at $415,600.00. Live Nation Entertainment’s Chairman Greg Maffei has an equally interesting list of associates who have historically been hostile towards American sovereignty, the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and all those individuals attending the October 1, 2017 ‘Route 91 Harvest’ Country Western concert in Las Vegas. Greg Maffei is a graduate of Harvard and ‘Baker Scholar’ recipient. As an aside, The Baker Scholars Program was founded in 1973 by the family of George F. Baker. In 1863 Baker co-founded the First National Bank of the City of New York, which became a forerunner of Citibank. Citibank is one of the lead lenders to the developers of the controversial ‘Dakota Access Pipeline‘. Baker was the largest shareholder in Central Railroad of New Jersey and largest owner of his friend J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Steel Corporation, which relied heavily on prison laborers. In 1934, Time Magazine called Baker “the richest, most powerful and most taciturn [reserved] banker in U.S. history.” Baker too was a member of the ‘Jekyll Island Club’ whose members included J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and the Vanderbilts. Jekyll Island was the location of a meeting in November 1910 in which draft legislation was written to create the privately owned, unconstitutional U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, Inc. To learn more about this history, read, The Creature from Jekyll Island. Greg Maffei also served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Larry Ellison’s Oracle, a company which got its start from a Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) deal 40 years ago. In fact, Ellison’s company name ‘Oracle’ came from a CIA project code-named ‘Oracle’. This article in Forbes Magazine notes that Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison worked on a Shadow Government project with the code-name “Oracle”: “He [Larry Ellison] dropped out of the University of Chicago in the 1960s, headed to Berkeley, Calif. and by the mid-1970s began working on a database project. Code name: Oracle. Client: the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1977, Ellison founded the company with Robert Miner and Edward Oates, naming it after the CIA job.” There are other publications that suggest that the Shadow Government did more than just lend the name Oracle, and they suggest that the CIA gave Ellison the Oracle software after it was stolen from Russia: “I’ve chosen to publish his theory on Oracle’s origin – in other words, how CIA stole the source code from the Russians, who had developed it originally!” During the 2016 presidential Presidential race, Ellison donated $3 million to Marco Rubio’s campaign. This is the same Marco Rubio who in 1990, was arrested with his “friend” Angel Barrios along with another male in the infamously gay pickup spot in Miami’s Alice Wainwright Park. In one of Marco’s many 2016 Presidential debate speeches, he reiterated how his parents Mario Rubio Reina and Oriales Rubio escaped Cuban Communism in 1956. In reality, Rubio’s parents were allegedly friends of Jewish mob boss Meyer Lansky while working inside one of Lansky’s Havana Cuba Casinos. After Rubio’s parents were transported to America, they both worked inside of a Lansky owned and operated casino in Las Vegas. As I exposed in my article Mandalay Bay Genocide: Occult Symbolism Revealed, the owner of the Mandalay Bay was connected to Jewish and Italian mob figures, like Democratic Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s father, “Hugh Rodham” who took over the Chicago Mob from the Al Capone organization. According to academic records, Marco’s scholastic performance demonstrates that Rubio is anything but a savant. While attending Tarkeo College in Missouri, Rubio flunked out. While in Miami, Marco caroused with his “friend” Angel Barrios. It was during this period that Angel Barrios owned and operated an on-line gay porn operation named “Flava Works,” which streamed hardcore homosexual sex between Latino and Black men. During Rubio’s time at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, he shared a townhouse with his ‘friend’ Angel Barrios and two other students. This particular house was allegedly a magnet for individuals seeking cocaine and gay parties. Rubio’s “coke house” allegations increase in legitimacy when one considers the fact that in 1987, Rubio’s brother-in-law, “Orlando Ciclia,” was arrested by the South Florida, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for his leadership position in a cocaine smuggling ring. The link between Greg Maffei, Shadow Government puppet Larry Ellison, and Marco Rubio is interesting considering the fact that the Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, and his criminal brother Bruce Paddock are suspected gun and drug runners with roots in Florida and Marco Rubio is not only the U.S. Senator for Florida, Rubio is also associated with cocaine smugglers. Lastly, the merger that formed Greg Maffei’s Live Nation Entertainment was opposed by members of the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). CCIA members include Shadow Government Larry Ellison’s Oracle as well as Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s Google, another company that was seed-funded by the NSA and CIA. After graduating from University of Florida, Marco attended the University of Miami Law School. During his stay in Miami in 1995 it’s alleged that Marco attended “foam parties” which were held inside of exclusively gay night clubs. In addition to serving under shadow government puppet Larry Ellison, Live Nation Entertainment Chairman/CEO Greg Maffei also served as CFO for Bill Gates‘ Microsoft. In 2014, Bill and Melinda Gates invested $1 million into Michael Bloomberg’s organization which is associated with the confiscation of America’s guns. Bill Gates is also behind the push to destroy America’s Republic and replace it with Carl Marx cult of Communism. Gates is also a major inventor in the development of global government, global population control methods through forced vaccinations, remote controlled microchip contraception, Toxic GMO food production. Gates has promoted heavily the idea of a cashless society or “digital currency” which will make the poor more dependent on the Rothschild Families global network of central banks. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are the creators of “The Giving Pledge“. Currently the pledge is comprised of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 158 ‘givers,’ many of which are globalist Luciferians. Warren Buffet is close friends with the Rothschild Family. In fact, Buffet has been photographed walking side-by-side with Jacob Rothschild. Buffet has also been photographed holding up the satanic all-seeing-eye hand-sign. Buffet is also friends with rapper Jay-Z, an admirer of Satanist Aleister Crowley. Jay-Z’ voice is featured on an album saying “Murder, Murder Jesus 666”. In my book, KillingIreland.com, pgs. 94-95, I examine Giving Pledge member Michael Bloomberg’s resuscitation of a 3rd century AD Temple of Mithras in London. The ancient site contains an ancient temple that was dedicated to the god of the sun and was used to sacrifice Christians on December 25th. There is an interesting link between Greg Maffei, Bill and Hillary Clinton, CIA Director turned President George H.W. Bush – who motions throat cut at Donald Trump, during GOP debate in Houston Texas, and who in the past has called for a “New World Order,” etc. – and Rothschild Family associate Warren Buffet. In addition to being the Chairman/CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, Maffei is also the CEO of ‘Liberty Media,’ a mass media company controlled by chairman John C. Malone. In 2005, John C. Malone held 32% of the shares in Rupert Murdoch’s media company News Corp, and although only about half were voting shares, Rupert Murdoch reportedly had concerns that he might lose control of his company to Malone, and tried to oust him from the firm with a “poison pill” strategy. Malone is on the board of the public policy group ‘The Cato Institute,” which is influenced by shadow government controlled corporations such as the Carlyle Group, an organization which acquired Booz Allen for $2.5 billion. The following quote is from my book, Freud’s Mafia: Sigmund Freud’s Crimes Against Christianity: “Mack McLarty – Carlyle Group Senior Advisor (from 2003), White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from [1993-1994], who advised both Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. Serving as Clinton’s “special envoy for the Americas,” he was a key figure in the creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), which was supported by the “Council of the Americas,” (COA) established by David Rockefeller, in 1965. McLarty was a top official at the 1994 Miami Summit of the Americas, which laid the groundwork for this Trade bloc; as well as serving as a key liaison to Clinton for Rockefeller’s Council in the implementation of this trade agreement. Rockefeller’s COA is affiliated with Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Carlyle Group, Cato Institute, Union Pacific Railroad, Religions for Peace: International Council of Trustees, Center for the Study of the Presidency Trustee, New Democratic Network Advisory Board, America Abroad Media Advisory Board, United States-Mexico Binational Council member, Diligence LLC (Intelligence and Risk Management Consulting) advisory board, Inter-American Dialogue Co-Vice Chair, Leeds Equity Partners advisory board and Acxiom Corporation director.” In addition to being an admirer of Rupert Murdoch, John Malone is a “big-fan” of Arizona Sen. John McCain, an associate of billionaire Nazi collaborator George Soros. The following video at 11min 28sec mark [Here] examines how McCain is a CIA puppet and how Utah’s so-called ‘constitutional conservative’ Presidential candidate Evan McMullin, is connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, who since the 1970s had been working to destroy the U.S. Constitution. To view information associated with the Muslim Brotherhood’s 1991 plan to overthrow America, please watch [Here]. In Spring 1993, Bell Atlantic began looking at merger partners, including cable companies. Malone’s TCI and Liberty Media would be acquired for $11.8 billion in stock and assumption of $9.8 billion in debt. And $5 billion in Liberty properties could likely be added to the deal. Vice President Al Gore supported the idea of the merger. There is a great deal more information regarding the questionable profiles of those who coordinated the terrorist attack on Oct 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. However, I’m going to challenge independent citizen journalists and investigators to unwrap those packages. I finish this article with one of the biggest unanswered questions to date. Why didn’t any of the Country western music singers, who were on stage that night and who appear to have looked towards the direction of Stephen Paddock’s gun fire, warn their audience of over 20,000+ people? A citizen investigator who goes by the alias ‘Hot Patriot Chick‘ provides those who are awake with a logical answer to the above question. Using visual evidence, Hot Patriot Chick links country western singer Jason Aldean with the famed ‘Illuminati Card Game‘ which has seemingly predicted catastrophic events from around the world. Patriot Chick’s presentation also reveals an association between Jason Aldean, Satanist Aleister Crowley and Babylon. The following graphic features three elements. Illuminati Card Game (left), graphic element from an advertisement for ‘Country Rising’ featuring Jason Aldean (center) Jason Aldean’s shoulder tattoo (right). When examining the Illuminati Card Game (left) and Jason Aldean’s shoulder tattoo (right), readers will notice that the card and tattoo both contain a Jack over Ace (left) and Ace over Jack configuration (right). Furthermore, Aldean’s shoulder resembles that of a bullet wound. The ‘Country Rising’ graphic element (center) is even more telling. In my book KillingIreland.com, pg.237-239, I explain the history of this logo and how it represents an abstract modification of the number “69”. The number “69” is important to Satanists because it represents “The Great Beast 666” Aleister Crowley and his book, “The Book of Lies, chapter 69 titled, “The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs!” which is a pun for the “69 sex position. In my book KillingIreland.com, 237-239 I provide readers with a photograph featuring the “69” symbol on a property containing Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and FOX headquarters. It will be remembered that John C. Malone holds 32% of the shares in Rupert Murdoch’s media company News Corp. The apparent Luciferian connection between all of the aforementioned individuals is crystallized when you examine Greg Maffei’s “Route 91 Harvest” country music festival logo. The poker chip element contains two 6-pointed stars, representing the ‘Star of Remphan [Satan]’ (Acts 7:43) and the highway road-sign contains 6-points as well. Together these elements create ‘666’ (Revelation 13:16-18). “To be a star you gotta BANG, BANG, BANG!” – Jason Aldean, Song ‘Crazy Town’

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West Point is being run by radical leftists and social justice warriors – Former West Point professor’s letter exposes corruption, cheating and failing standards

Posted on October 12, 2017 by Ray Starmann

The following letter was written by retired LTC Robert M. Heffington as an open letter. Heffington was an assistant professor at West Point for several years, until this past August. The letter has been circulating for a few days in private among the military. Heffington confirmed to American Military News on Wednesday that he did write the letter, and he sent a signed copy. He wrote the letter in light of recent media coverage of 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, a West Point graduate and infantry officer who recently came under fire for his public advocacy and support of socialism and communism, and being an “official socialist organizer” of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The broader conversation that has been taking place in the military community now is what exactly went on – and goes on – at West Point that a graduate such as Rapone would feel so strongly empowered to apparently be a socialist and/or communist and spread these doctrines. Heffington says the Military Academy turned a blind eye to Rapone’s behavior and his “very public hatred” of West Point. While this doesn’t mean leaders at West Point defend Rapone’s views, it means that West Point’s senior leaders “are infected with apathy: they simply do not want to deal with any problem, regardless of how grievous a violation of standards and/or discipline it may be,” Heffington writes. Rapone was recently discovered to be a communist propagandist and “official socialist organizer” of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) after he posted a photo to Twitter of himself in support of professional football player Colin Kaepernick, where he is seen in his West Point uniform at graduation holding his cap that contains a piece of paper that says “Communism will win.” Rapone’s social media was filled with up to hundreds of posts, messages and photos that were being circulated around the military and civilian communities. His Twitter account is now set to protected, and his Instagram account has been taken down. His Facebook, where he goes under Giuseppe Impastato, is private. Rapone had also posted a second photo of himself in uniform, and he is seen wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt underneath his uniform jacket. Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary who believed the poor people of Latin America would be saved by communism. Rapone is a 2LT (Second Lieutenant) and an infantry officer in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y. He has deployed to Afghanistan and received a combat infantryman badge (CIB). Rapone has been widely criticized on the internet – and so has West Point, for seemingly allowing this behavior and appearing to turn a blind eye to an apparent communist who espouses many things the U.S. Military and the United States fight against. West Point has said that Rapone’s actions “in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army.” In Heffington’s letter, he says the most recent coverage of Rapone only highlights a “disturbing trend” that he has observed over several years of being on the faculty at West Point, which are “fundamental changes […] that have eroded it to the point where I question whether the institution should even remain open.” The following is Heffington’s letter in its entirety:

Dear Sir/Ma’am,

Before you read any further, please understand that the following paragraphs come from a place of intense devotion and loyalty to West Point. My experience as a cadet had a profound impact upon who I am and upon the course of my life, and I remain forever grateful that I have the opportunity to be a part of the Long Gray Line. I firmly believe West Point is a national treasure and that it can and should remain a vitally important source of well trained, disciplined, highly educated Army officers and civilian leaders. However, during my time on the West Point faculty (2006-2009 and again from 2013-2017), I personally witnessed a series of fundamental changes at West Point that have eroded it to the point where I question whether the institution should even remain open. The recent coverage of 2LT Spenser Rapone – an avowed Communist and sworn enemy of the United States – dramatically highlighted this disturbing trend. Given my recent tenure on the West Point faculty and my direct interactions with Rapone, his “mentors,” and with the Academy’s leadership, I believe I can shed light on how someone like Rapone could possibly graduate. First and foremost, standards at West Point are nonexistent. They exist on paper, but nowhere else. The senior administration at West Point inexplicably refuses to enforce West Point’s publicly touted high standards on cadets, and, having picked up on this, cadets refuse to enforce standards on each other. The Superintendent refuses to enforce admissions standards or the cadet Honor Code, the Dean refuses to enforce academic standards, and the Commandant refuses to enforce standards of conduct and discipline. The end result is a sort of malaise that pervades the entire institution. Nothing matters anymore. Cadets know this, and it has given rise to a level of cadet arrogance and entitlement the likes of which West Point has never seen in its history. Every fall, the Superintendent addresses the staff and faculty and lies. He repeatedly states that “We are going to have winning sports teams without compromising our standards,” and everyone in Robinson Auditorium knows he is lying because we routinely admit athletes with ACT scores in the mid-teens across the board. I have personally taught cadets who are borderline illiterate and cannot read simple passages from the assigned textbooks. It is disheartening when the institution’s most senior leader openly lies to his own faculty-and they all know it. The cadet honor code has become a laughingstock. Cadets know they will not be separated for violating it, and thus they do so on a daily basis. Moreover, since they refuse to enforce standards on each other and police their own ranks, cadets will rarely find a cadet at an honor hearing despite overwhelming evidence that a violation has occurred. This in tum has caused the staff and faculty to give up even reporting honor incidents. Why would a staff or faculty member expend the massive amount of time and energy it takes to report an honor violation-including writing multiple sworn statements, giving interviews, and testifying at the honor hearing-when they know without a doubt the cadet will not be found (or, if found, the Superintendent will not separate the cadet)? To make matters worse, the senior leadership at West Point actively discourages staff and faculty from reporting honor violations. l was unfortunate enough to experience this first hand during my first tour on the faculty, when the Commandant of Cadets called my office phone and proceeded to berate me in the most vulgar and obscene language for over ten minutes because I had reported a cadet who lied to me and then asked if “we could just drop it.” Of course, I was duty bound to report the cadet’s violation, and I did. During the course of the berating I received from the Commandant, I never actually found out why he was so angry. It seemed that he was simply irritated that the institution was having to deal with the case, and that it was my fault it even existed. At the honor hearing the next day, I ended up being the one on trial as my character and reputation were dragged through the mud by the cadet and her civilian attorney while I sat on the witness stand without any assistance. In the end, of course, the cadet was not found (despite having at first admitted that she lied), and she eventually graduated. Just recently a cadet openly and obviously plagiarized his History research paper, and his civilian professor reported it. The evidence was overwhelming-there was not the slightest question of his guilt, yet the cadet was not found. The professor, and indeed all the faculty who knew of the case, were completely demoralized. This is the new norm for the cadet honor system. In fact, there is now an addition to the honor system (the Willful Admission Process) which essentially guarantees that if a cadet admits a violation, then separation is not even a possibility. In reality, separation is not a possibility anyway because the Superintendent refuses to impose that sanction. Academic standards are also nonexistent. I believe this trend started approximately ten years ago, and it has continued to get worse. West Point has stated standards for academic expectations and performance, but they are ignored. Cadets routinely fail multiple classes and they are not separated at the end-of-semester Academic Boards. Their professors recommend “Definitely Separate,” but those recommendations are totally disregarded. I recently taught a cadet who failed four classes in one semester (including mine), in addition to several she had failed in previous semesters, and she was retained at the Academy. As a result, professors have lost hope and faith in the entire Academic Board process. It has been made clear that cadets can fail a multitude of classes and they will not be separated. Instead, when they fail (and they do to a staggering extent), the Dean simply throws them back into the mix and expects the faculty to somehow drag them through the academic program until they manage to earn a passing grade. What a betrayal this is to the faculty! Also, since they get full grade replacement if they must re­take a course, cadets are actually incentivized to fail. They know they can re-take the course over the summer when they have no other competing requirements, and their new grade completely replaces the failing one. ST AP (Summer Term Academic Program) is also now an accepted summer detail assignment, so retaking a course during the summer translates into even more summer leave for the deficient cadet. Even the curriculum itself has suffered. The plebe American History course has been revamped to focus completely on race and on the narrative that America is founded solely on a history of racial oppression. Cadets derisively call it the “I Hate America Course.” Simultaneously, the plebe International History course now focuses on gender to the exclusion of many other important themes. On the other hand, an entire semester of military history was recently deleted from the curriculum (at West Point!). In all courses, the bar has been lowered to the point where it is irrelevant. If a cadet fails a course, the instructor is blamed, so instructors are incentivized to pass everyone. Additionally, instead of responding to cadet failure with an insistence that cadets rise to the challenge and meet the standard, the bar for passing the course itself is simply lowered. This pattern is widespread and pervades every academic department. Conduct and disciplinary standards are in perhaps the worst shape of all. Cadets are jaded, cynical, arrogant, and entitled. They routinely talk back to and snap at their instructors (military and civilian alike), challenge authority, and openly refuse to follow regulations. They are allowed to wear civilian clothes in almost any arena outside the classroom, and they flaunt that privilege. Some arrive to class unshaven, in need of haircuts, and with uniforms that look so ridiculously bad that, at times, I could not believe I was even looking at a West Point cadet. However, if a staff or faculty member attempts to correct the cadet in question, that staff/faculty member is sure to be reprimanded for “harassing cadets.” For example, as I made my rounds through the barracks inspecting study conditions one evening as the Academic Officer in Charge, I encountered a cadet in a company study room. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans and nothing else, and was covered in tattoos. He had long hair, was unshaven, and I was honestly unsure if he was even a cadet. He looked more like a prison convict to me. When I questioned what he was doing there, he remained seated in his chair and sneered at me that he “was authorized” because he was a First Class cadet. I proceeded to correct him and then reported him to the chain of command the next morning. Later that day I received an email from the Brigade Tactical Officer telling me to “stay in my lane.” I know many other officers receive the same treatment when attempting to make corrections. It is extremely discouraging when the response is invariably one that comes to the defense of the cadet. That brings me to another point: cadets’ versions of stories are always valued more highly by senior leaders than those of commissioned officers on the staff and faculty. It is as if West Point’s senior leaders believe their job is to “protect” cadets from the staff and faculty at all costs. This might explain why the faculty’s recommendations are ignored at the Academic Boards, why honor violations are ignored (and commissioned officers are verbally abused for bringing them to light), and why cadets always “win” when it comes to conduct and disciplinary issues. It seems that the Academy’s senior leaders are intimidated by cadets. During my first tour on the faculty (I was a CPT at the time), I noticed that 4th class cadets were going on leave in civilian clothes when the regulation clearly stated they were supposed to be wearing a uniform. During a discussion about cadet standards between the BTO and the Dept. of History faculty, I asked why plebes were going on leave in civilian clothes. His answer astonished me: “That rule is too hard to enforce.” Yet West Point had no problem enforcing that rule on me in the mid-1990s. I found it impossible to believe that the several hundred field grade officers stationed at West Point could not make teenagers wear the uniform. This anecdote highlights the fact that West Point’s senior leaders lack not the ability but the motivation to enforce their will upon the Corps of Cadets. This brings me to the case of now-2LT Spenser Rapone. It is not at all surprising that the Academy turned a blind eye to his behavior and to his very public hatred of West Point, the Army, and this nation. I knew at the time I wrote that sworn statement in 2015 that he would go on to graduate. It is not so much that West Point’s leadership defends his views (Prof. Hosein did, however); it is that West Point’s senior leaders are infected with apathy: they simply do not want to deal with any problem, regardless of how grievous a violation of standards and/or discipline it may be. They are so reticent to separate problematic cadets (undoubtedly due to the “developmental model” that now exists at USMA) that someone like Rapone can easily slip through the cracks. In other words, West Point’s leaders choose the easier wrong over the harder right. I could go on, but I fear that this letter would simply devolve into a screed, which is not my intention. I will sum up by saying this: a culture of extreme permissiveness has invaded the Military Academy, and there seems to be no end to it. Moreover, this is not unintentional; it is a deliberate action that is being taken by the Academy’s senior leadership, though they refuse to acknowledge or explain it. Conduct and behavior that would never be tolerated at a civilian university is common among cadets, and it is supported and defended by the Academy’s senior leaders in an apparent and misguided effort to attract more applicants and cater to what they see as the unique needs of this generation of cadets. Our beloved Military Academy has lost its way. It is a shadow of what it once was. It used to be a place where standards and discipline mattered, and where concepts like duty, honor, and country were real and they meant something. Those ideas have been replaced by extreme permissiveness, rampant dishonesty, and an inexplicable pursuit of mediocrity. Instead of scrambling to restore West Point to what it once was, the Academy’s senior leaders give cadets more and more privileges in a seeming effort to tum the institution into a third-rate civilian liberal arts college. Unfortunately, they have largely succeeded. The few remaining members of the staff and faculty who are still trying to hold the line are routinely berated, ignored, and ultimately silenced for their unwillingness to “go along with the program.” The Academy’s senior leaders simply do not want to hear their voices or their concerns. Dissent is crushed-I was repeatedly told to keep quiet at faculty meetings, even as a LTC, because my dissent was neither needed nor appreciated. It breaks my heart to write this. It breaks my heart to know first-hand what West Point was versus what it has become. This is not a “Corps has” story; it is meant to highlight a deliberate and radical series of changes being undertaken at the highest levels of USMA’ s leadership that are detrimental to the institution. Criticizing these changes is not popular. I have already been labeled a “traitor” by some at the Academy due to my sworn statement’s appearance in the media circus surrounding Spenser Rapone. However, whenever I hear this, I am reminded of the Cadet Prayer: ” … suffer not our hatred of hypocrisy and pretense ever to diminish. Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half-truth when the whole can be won. …that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice, and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy.”

West Point was once special, and it can be again. Spenser Rapone never should have been admitted, much less graduate, but he was-and that mistake is directly attributable to the culture of permissiveness and apathy that now exists there.

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Robert M. Heffington

LTC, U.S. Army (Retired), West Point Class of 1997

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Mideast Powder Keg

By Hal Lindsey

The Middle East has long been a powder keg, and right now that powder keg is inhabited by people with flaming torches. In the last week, hostility in the region reached new levels. But this time the rage is not against Israel. It is Muslim versus Muslim; Sunni versus Shiite. The possibility of war between them, casts a pall over the entire planet. Sunni and Shiite Muslims have been at each other’s throats since Muhammad died in the year 632 AD. 85 to 90% of the world’s Muslims are Sunni. By that you would think Shiites are a marginal minority. But radical Shiites run Iran, a nation that has grown significantly more powerful since the nuclear deal it concluded with the United States and five other world powers last summer. One rarely discussed side-effect of the Iran nuclear deal has been an exacerbation of the volatile relationship between Sunnis and Shiites. After the agreement, both factions ratcheted up the belligerence. Sunni-led Saudi Arabia did everything it could to crash world oil prices just as Iran prepared to re-enter the global market again after years of sanctions. Saudis and Iranians have been fighting through proxies in several countries, including Syria, and have fought directly in Yemen. Tensions rose to a whole new level late last week when Saudi Arabia executed Nimr Baqr al-Nimr a Shiite cleric, along with 47 other prisoners. After Iranian protesters attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran. The Saudis also suspended airline flights between the two nations. The conflict then spilled over to other countries. Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Iran. The United Arab Emirates recalled its ambassador. Hostilities spread to Africa where Sudan recalled its ambassador to Iran, and expelled the Iranian ambassador. Russia and China, both of whom are allies of Iran, have entered the fray offering their services as peacemakers. There’s no clear cut “good guy” in this fight. Iran seems willing to blow the world into chaos believing it will bring back their Muslim messiah, the “Mahdi.” They promise to wipe Israel from the earth. They fund terrorism. They have a history of providing a safe haven for terrorists. They love to shout “Death to America.” And, yes, they are still developing nuclear weapons, and the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICMBs) to carry them. On the other side, Saudi Arabia’s whole existence is based on a movement within Sunni Islam called “Wahhabism.” It was named after an eighteenth century Sunni preacher named Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. He preached a severe, fundamentalist form of Islam, urging practitioners of the religion to get back to its basic tenets. In 1744, al-Wahhab converted Muhammad bin Saud, founder of the Saud dynasty and the first Saudi State. The Sauds were later defeated by the Ottomans, but the Saud dynasty did not go away, and remained a power in the region. Modern Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932. Wahhabism remains the basis of the laws and governing philosophy of the nation. That’s why Saudi punishments include beheading, stoning, amputation and lashing, often in public. It is a place where rape victims can be treated worse than their attackers. In one case, seven men gang-raped a teenage girl. But since she did not have a chaperone with her at the time, the court also punished her. She actually received more lashes than one of her rapists. You’ve heard that women can’t legally drive cars in Saudi Arabia, but it also goes against the code for them to try on clothes when shopping, enter a cemetery, buy a Barbie, go swimming, or interact with men who are not relatives. Their faces don’t have to be covered, but they are not allowed to wear clothes or make-up that might “show off their beauty.” And, as mentioned above, Saudi Arabian women cannot go outside the home without a chaperone, called a “mahram.” Despite all this, the United States used to have a good relationship with the Saudi Kingdom. At one time, the U.S. probably could have talked Riyadh out of executing the Shiite cleric. But the Iran nuclear deal changed that. Saudi Arabia no longer trusts the United States. It feels that the U.S. has thrown in its lot with Shiites. With the Iran deal, the United States alienated much of the Sunni Muslim world, and Sunnis make up at least 85% of the world’s Islamic population. You might expect that by giving Iran pretty much everything it wanted in the nuclear deal, America would have at least turned the Shiites into friends. But Shiites respect strength. When we gave away everything in negotiations, it only increased their disdain. In the Middle East, no one is sure whose side the U.S. stands. In the nuclear deal, the United States stands with Iran against Saudi Arabia and the other Sunni Muslim nations. In Yemen, the U.S. stands with Saudi Arabia against Iran and the other Shiite nations. In Iraq, the U.S. seems to stand with the Shiite government against the Kurds and Sunnis. In Syria, the U.S. stands against President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, the Iranians. The U.S. is also against Sunni terror groups, such as ISIS and al-Qaeda. America claims to be on the side of Syria’s “moderate rebels,” but can’t seem to find any. The list could go on and on. The U.S. is both for and against practically every one of the many factions in the Middle East. This foreign policy chaos has left everyone confused, and no one trusting the United States. Though still active in the region, the U.S. has squandered away its friendships, influence, and standing. That opened the door for the Russians. They have seized the opportunity to fill the void where the U.S. once stood. In doing so, Vladimir Putin has neatly positioned Russia to fulfill the role prophesied for it in the Bible 2500 years ago. Pray that we will out last President Obama’s Presidency. If we get another left wing President, we are finished.

https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-1-9-2016/ 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Here Are 4 Ways Iran Is Destabilizing the Middle East

Madyson Hutchinson / @madyhutch / October 13, 2017

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the United States would not recertify the controversial Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran—commonly referred to as the “Iran nuclear deal.” The controversial agreement has been under fire since President Barack Obama signed it in 2015. Critics have stated concerns that the deal did not do enough to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, something that threatens the security of the entire international community. As Trump outlined in his strategy, Iran’s offences are not limited to its nuclear program. This is why he included countering Iranian aggression as one component of his four-point strategy. Iran’s growing influence is a threat to regional stability and is harming U.S. allies. Since sanctions on Iran were lifted in 2016, Iran has enjoyed increased financial and economic influence, which it has since invested in destabilizing many of its neighbors. Americans need an alternative to the mainstream media. But this can't be done alone. Find out more >> In addition to having a nuclear program, here are four ways that Iran is increasingly destabilizing the Middle East. 1. Proxy wars and undermining of U.S. partners. Iran has a long history of backing rebel groups and undermining established regional governments. In Yemen, Iran is seeking to weaken Saudi Arabia’s influence by supporting the Houthi rebels against Saudi and Yemeni forces and against a Saudi-led Arab expeditionary force. The Houthis have carried out attacks on U.S. and U.S.-allied ships in the Red Sea with Iranian-supplied weapons. Iran even threatened to take military action against Saudi Arabia. 2. Smuggling of weapons and soldiers. Iran was able to capitalize on Iraq’s fight against ISIS and the instability that resulted. In particular, it has created transportation and logistical infrastructure to move soldiers and weapons through Iraq to its proxy forces in Syria and Lebanon. Iran is doing the same in Yemen. One U.S. officer noted that Iran has provided Houthi fighters with a deadly arsenal of weaponry that has even been used to attack U.S.-allied ships in the Red Sea. Iran has also recruited thousands of Afghan refugees and deployed them as armed volunteer forces to fight alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s troops in Syria. 3. Aligning with brutal regimes. The Syrian civil war has been bloody and brutal. Over half a million Syrians have been killed, and millions more are now displaced. Iran’s support for Assad is one of the key elements safeguarding his government’s survival. Iran has dispatched senior military figures, deployed hundreds of Revolutionary Guard soldiers, and provided monetary, intelligence, training, communications, and weapons support to Assad, despite his gross human rights violations. Iran’s allies include hostile nations like Russia, which has fought alongside Iranian forces and Assad in Syria, as well as Venezuela, which is falling apart under a corrupt, anti-Western government. Iran’s support of the Palestinian Authority has encouraged a rise in Palestinian terrorism and confidence in one day replacing Israel with a unitary Palestinian state. 4. State-sponsored terrorism. One of Iran’s most notorious evils is its funding of terrorism. The State Department lists Iran as the No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism, and for good reason. For years, Iran has backed anti-Western groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as proxy groups in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen that have worsened ongoing regional conflicts. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas regularly carries out attacks on Israel by using Iranian-funded weaponry, and having benefitted from Iranian-funded training. In Lebanon, Hezbollah broadcasts pro-Iranian news and carries out attacks on the Lebanese-Israeli border. Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters in Syria have played a role in propping up the Assad regime. Iran has also been accused of supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan—a relationship the country formalized in early 2014—and of refusing to punish senior al-Qaeda members. Preventing the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear capabilities is important, but that is not the only threat Iran poses to the region. Iranian influence is expanding, and instead of slowing or preventing this expanding influence, provisions under the Iran nuclear deal have made it easier for Iran to negatively influence and destabilize the Middle East. Trump’s refusal to recertify the deal could mark a turning point in Iran’s destructive influence. A Note for our Readers: Trust in the mainstream media is at a historic low—and rightfully so given the behavior of many journalists in Washington, D.C. Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, it is painfully clear that the mainstream media covers liberals glowingly and conservatives critically. Now journalists spread false, negative rumors about President Trump before any evidence is even produced. Americans need an alternative to the mainstream media. That’s why The Daily Signal exists. The Daily Signal’s mission is to give Americans the real, unvarnished truth about what is happening in Washington and what must be done to save our country. Our dedicated team of more than 100 journalists and policy experts rely on the financial support of patriots like you. Your donation helps us fight for access to our nation’s leaders and report the facts. You deserve the truth about what’s going on in Washington. Please make a gift to support The Daily Signal.

http://dailysignal.com/2017/10/13/4-ways-iran-destabilizing-middle-east/ 

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John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (KJV)

Luke 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. (KJV) 

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etc.. You shall be hated by the world, the world shall be against you, etc.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. (KJV)

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etc. Have you read my word, do you know that Ezekiel thirty eight and thirty nine is knocking on the door, as a matter of fact, its got a battering-ram and it is knocking the door down, but you are not aware of that.  Are you aware of how they are removing the Bible, are you aware of how they are fighting Christians, are you aware of the countries that are killing every Christian that is there?  And then you think I can delay another five years or another ten years.  Have you not read in my word where they are laying under my altar and they are crying out, how much longer, how much longer?  Oh what a sad state the world is in. etc.

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ISIS Just Took Over a Town of Hundreds of Christian Families

12:00PM EDT 10/11/2017 World Watch Monitor

Islamic State (IS) jihadists have regained control of a town believed to be home to hundreds of Christian families. The group launched a surprise attack on the town of Al-Qaryatain, which was being guarded by government forces, early on Sunday. The town, in the central province of Homs, is known as a symbol of interfaith coexistence—Christians are thought to have accounted for between 900 and 2,000 of the 30,000 residents before civil war broke out in 2011. It is not known exactly how many Christians are still resident there. Al-Qaryatain also contained the tomb of a saint venerated by both Muslims and Christians. A plate from the entrance to the popular Mar Elian monastery that was destroyed by IS jihadists, whose ideology rejects creeds other than their interpretation of Islam. Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told journalists that violent clashes broke out at the weekend after the jihadists stole in to the town. Al-Qaryatain was previously in the hands of jihadists when IS seized control of it in August 2015. Russian-backed government forces recaptured it in April 2016. The Syriac Orthodox Church published names of 21 Christians it said were killed during IS' eight-month occupation of the town, which lies 55 miles (90 km) southeast of Homs and 60 miles (95 km) west of Palmyra. Al-Qaryatain's symbol of coexistence: IS jihadists devastated the Mar Elian monastery, desecrated graves, bulldozed the saint's tomb Some 270 Christians were abducted by IS soon after the jihadists captured the town. Some sheltered in the 1,500-year-old Mar Elian (St Julian) monastery, which IS later bulldozed. The shrine and tomb of Mar Elian, who had been venerated by Christians and Muslims, were also bulldozed. After the town was liberated, the shrine of Mar Elian was found to have been bulldozed. The saint's relics have been recovered and moved to a different church. The kidnapped Christians were taken around 55 miles into the desert and held in an underground prison for 25 days before being released. The prior at the monastery, Syrian Rev. Jacques Mourad, was held captive by IS for five months. Many Syrian Christians and other minorities had flocked to Al-Qaryatain and nearby villages as IS seized control of towns and villages in the northern province of Aleppo. Church sources said that around 1,500 had managed to flee Al-Qaryatain while the jihadists were fighting the government troops. Situated between Damascus and the ancient city of Palmyra, the World Heritage Site most recently recaptured from IS in March 2017, Al-Qaryatain would have been a key vantage point for an attempt to take over Damascus.

https://www.charismanews.com/world/67700-isis-just-took-over-a-town-of-hundreds-of-christian-families 

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etc. truly darkness, darkness is growing darker and darker and darker, war is being prepared, war is being made ready. Watch Russia, watch Turkey, watch China, watch Iran, watch Pakistan, watch Saudi Arabia, for they are not your friends nor have they ever been your friends.  They are not my friends, saith your Father God, for they shall wage war against me in the last days, these are the last days. etc.. 

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Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, announces new crackdown

By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Friday, October 13, 2017

President Trump said Friday he’s decertifying the Iranian nuclear deal forged under the Obama administration, but stopped short of ending the international agreement, instead giving Congress 60 days to take a tougher approach toward Tehran’s lawless behavior. In an address from the White House, the president also said he’s directing the Treasury Department to sanction Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps over its support of terrorism in the Middle East, calling it a “long overdue step.” “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Mr. Trump said. “Iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal.” Mr. Trump, who has called the 2015 agreement signed by President Obama a “horrible” deal and threatened to rip it up, instead decided reluctantly to try to beef up the restrictions on Tehran by going to Congress. But the president held open the option of terminating the agreement altogether. “I may very well do that. I like a two-step process much better,” the president told reporters later. His action will have no immediate impact on the six-nation agreement that calls for Iran to submit to international nuclear inspectors in exchange for lifting of economic sanctions. “This is purely an internal domestic decision,” said Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson. Mr. Tillerson said Mr. Trump faced a choice of walking away from the international accord or trying to strengthen it through unilateral domestic action. “He’s saying we’ll try,” Mr. Tillerson said. Top Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kerman called Mr. Trump’s move ridiculous and said it “revealed the true image of America across the world.” “The US has always tried to bring the Islamic Republic to its knee throughout the history and the Iranian nation would never forget the their animosity,” he said during a speech Friday in Tehran, state-run media outlet Fars news reported. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini reportedly spoke with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shortly after Mr. Trump’s announcement. The discussions, according to Iranian media outlets, were focused on alternatives to preserve the nuclear deal, without U.S. participation. The leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom and France said in a statement that they “are concerned by the possible implications” of Mr. Trump’s action. “We stand committed to the [nuclear deal] and its full implementation by all sides,” they said in a statement. “The nuclear deal was the culmination of 13 years of diplomacy and was a major step towards ensuring that Iran’s nuclear program is not diverted for military purposes.” The president also told reporters that European leaders such as French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May are concerned about his action because European firms are doing more business with Iran since sanctions were lifted. “They would love me to stay in, only for one reason — look at the kind of money that’s being spent,” the president said. “Iran is spending money in various countries. Emanuel [Macron] called up and he talked to me. I said ‘Look, Emmanuel, they just gave [automaker] Renault a lot of money. Take their money, enjoy yourself.’ But we’ll see what happens. Iran has to behave much differently.” In his address, Mr. Trump reminded Americans of Iran’s involvement in some of the most tragic and humiliating episodes for the U.S. on the world stage, beginning with militants’ seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 and the holding of dozens of American hostages there for 444 days. He went on to list bombings by Iranian-backed terrorists of the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, of a Marine barracks in Lebanon, and other attacks against Americans in Saudi Arabia and in east Africa. Mr. Trump also criticized the Obama administration for agreeing to lift economic sanctions as part of the deal in 2015 “just before what would have been the total collapse of the Iranian regime.” The president said wants Congress to strengthen enforcement of the deal to prevent Iran from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, and “to make all restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activity permanent under U.S. law.” Former Obama national security council aide Ben Rhodes said Mr. Trump’s move is “provoking crisis.” “Trump is demanding that allies and Congress go along with him in violating the Iran Deal at a time when Iran is complying,” Mr. Rhodes said on Twitter. “Hard to overstate how irresponsible it is for Trump to risk blowing up Iran Deal by demanding rest of world justify his campaign rhetoric.” Noting European Union opposition to the president’s move, Mr. Rhodes said, “He is accomplishing nothing except isolating the U.S. and fueling Iranian hardliners.” Jason Rezaian, a journalist who was imprisoned by Iran before being released last year, expressed concern for several Americans still being held unjustly by Tehran. “I hope I’m wrong, but it looks to me as though Americans being held hostage in #Iran were just abandoned by @realDonaldTrump,” he tweeted. Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican and a vocal critic of the Iran deal, said he and Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee have crafted legislation with the White House to address the president’s concerns. “Lawmakers need to do now what we couldn’t do two years ago: unite around an Iran strategy that truly stops Iran’s nuclear weapons program and empowers the United States and our allies to combat the full spectrum of Iran’s imperial aggression,” Mr. Cotton said. “The legislation Senator Corker and I have been working on with the administration will address the major flaws in the original Iran deal: the sunset clauses, the weak inspections regime, and the failure to restrict Iran’s development of advanced centrifuges. And it will create time and leverage for firm diplomacy — together with our allies — to work and neutralize the threat of a nuclear Iran permanently.” Rep. Eliot L. Engel of New York, ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the president’s plan “doesn’t make sense” because it doesn’t strengthen the international agreement. “Negotiating additional terms to the nuclear deal requires a coalition of international partners, not unilateral congressional action,” Mr. Engel said. “Failing to certify the deal is a risky gamble. It’s the first step toward withdrawing from the agreement keeping Iran from building the bomb.” Mr. Trump was highly critical of the Obama administration’s negotiations, saying President Obama allowed Iran to receive a huge cash infusion of more than $100 billion to help fund terrorist activities. He even mentioned the oft-criticized decision to fly crates of cash to Tehran as the deal was sealed. “I wonder where all that money went,” Mr. Trump said sarcastically. He added, “The deal allows Iran to continue developing certain elements of its nuclear program. What is the purpose of a deal that at best, only delays Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a short period of time?” Mr. Tillerson said the administration considers the nuclear deal “weak” because it doesn’t address Iran’s support of terrorism, and its provisions against Tehran working on nuclear weapons phase out within 15 years. The new strategy for Iran approved by the president “is the culmination of nine months of deliberation with Congress and our allies on how to best protect American security,” according to the White House. The plan focuses on “neutralizing the government of Iran’s destabilizing influence and constraining its aggression, particularly its support for terrorism and militants,” the White House said. “We will revitalize our traditional alliances and regional partnerships as bulwarks against Iranian subversion and restore a more stable balance of power in the region,” stated a fact sheet from the administration. “We will work to deny the Iranian regime — and especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps — funding for its malign activities, and oppose IRGC activities that extort the wealth of the Iranian people. We will counter threats to the United States and our allies from ballistic missiles and other asymmetric weapons.” Russia, which is a party to the international accord, said Friday that abandoning the deal could “seriously aggravate the situation.” Mr. Trump’s speech from the White House will outline specific faults he finds in the pact but will also focus on an array of Iran’s troubling non-nuclear activities, four officials and advisers said. Those include Tehran’s ballistic missile program, support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and other groups that destabilize the region, including in Yemen. Under U.S. law, Mr. Trump faces a Sunday deadline to notify Congress whether Iran is complying with the accord that was negotiated over 18 months by the Obama administration and determine if it remains a national security priority. Although he will allow that Iran is living up to the letter of the agreement, he will make the case that the deal is fatally flawed and that its non-nuclear behavior violates the spirit of the regional stability it was intended to encourage, the officials and advisers said. Mr. Tillerson said that Mr. Trump will not call for a re-imposition of nuclear sanctions on Tehran. He will instead urge lawmakers to codify tough new requirements for Tehran to continue to benefit from the sanctions relief that it won in exchange for curbing its atomic program. And he’ll announce his long-anticipated intent to impose sanctions on portions of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps by designating them terrorist organization under an existing executive order, according to the officials and advisers. “The reckless behavior of the Iranian regime, and the IRGC in particular, poses one of the most dangerous threats to the interests of the United States and to regional stability,” the White House said in a statement released ahead of the speech. The statement, which did not reveal Trump’s decision, denounced the Obama administration for its “myopic focus on Iran’s nuclear program to the exclusion of the regime’s many other malign activities” and said the same “mistakes” would not be repeated. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed Mr. Trump’s new policy. “Designation of the IRGC, the main instrument of suppression, export of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as a terrorist entity is a long overdue, necessary step towards establishment of peace,” she said. She said previous U.S. administrations’ policies ignored human-rights violations in Iran and the regime’s “deadly meddling” in the region. “The ultimate solution is the overthrow of the regime and establishment of freedom and democracy in Iran by the Iranian people and resistance,” she said. “For years, a policy of appeasement has acted as the main impediment to change in Iran. It is time that the international community recognizes the aspirations of the Iranian people and stands with the people of Iran and their legitimate right for regime change.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/13/trump-decertifies-iran-nuclear-deal-announces-new-/ 

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Make my word first place in your life, for without a thorough knowledge of my word the enemy will deceive you and there will be a falling away, for many false things are being taught today, a new gospel which is not a gospel at all, but know my word, for you are responsible to know my word. etc

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The Real Gospel

By Hal Lindsey

People love to add their own thoughts to the end of viral emails. Those thoughts can undermine the message of the original writer. One such email started going around several years ago — at least as far back as 2007. In addition to its life as an email, it has been featured in several devotional books and websites. Somewhere along the way, someone tacked on the phrase, “That's the whole Gospel message, simply stated.” One book, written by a Baptist minister, concluded with a slight variation — “That is the whole Gospel Message, simply told.” It’s the story of an old man whose good attitude causes a young thug to change his ways. It’s inspirational. But many of the people putting it on their websites, in their books, and in their emails, include the line saying it is the “whole Gospel message, simply stated.” That’s quite an astounding claim for a story that never mentions Jesus, never speaks of God, and doesn’t mention the cross. I have no problem with inspirational stories. But when someone calls it “the whole Gospel Message, simply told,” it concerns me deeply. It reminded me of something we ran on The Hal Lindsey Report in February of 2016. I told about Mother Teresa’s decades-long battle with a dark and unrelenting depression, and what I think helped cause it. Here is a portion of that story. Mother Teresa is officially known as “Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.” She will soon be given the title, “Saint.” Few people in history did good deeds with more fervor than this woman. She deserved the Nobel Peace Prize and the other honors she received, but her life is also a picture of tragedy. After she died, we learned that the harder Mother Teresa worked, the emptier she felt. She wrote, “Where is my faith? Even deep down… there is nothing but emptiness and darkness.… If there be God — please forgive me. When I try to raise my thoughts to Heaven, there is such convicting emptiness that those very thoughts return like sharp knives and hurt my very soul.” Her confessor suggested that she write a letter to God. So, to the One who promised never to leave us nor forsake us, she wrote, “Lord, my God, who am I that You should forsake me?” Later she wrote, “I have no Faith.” This wasn’t simply a rough patch. This was her life for 50 years. At the time of Pope Pius XII’s death in 1958, she felt a renewed spark of faith. But it lasted only a few weeks. Soon she returned to what she called, “the long darkness.” The torment, emptiness, pain, and guilt she expressed in her letters are enough to make any feeling person want to weep for her. I don’t point these things out to condemn her, but because we can learn from her sorrow. Paul and Silas sat in prison, their backs ripped apart by flogging, their wounds not cleansed and still bleeding. It was one of those times that Paul would later describe with the phrase, “in stripes above measure.” (2 Corinthians 11:23 KJV) Yet in that moment of pain, these men sang joyful praise in voices loud enough to be heard by the whole prison. Acts 16:25 says, “But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” (NASB) God then opened the prison doors with an earthquake. To me, the singing is an even greater miracle than the earthquake. That’s what God wants for each of us. He allows us to go through times of spiritual gloom, but He doesn’t want us to live there. He wants us to live in His joy. Why was Mother Teresa so miserable and Paul so joyous? I think the key to Mother Teresa’s misery can be found in something she said in 1989 to a group of political and business leaders gathered to honor her at Blair House in Washington. (At this point, I showed a video clip of her speaking at that event. She said, “We read in the Gospel… ‘Whatever you do to the least, my brethren, you did it to.…” Then she held up her hand and pointed to a finger for each word as she continued. “‘You did it to Me.’ Five fingers. The whole Gospel is in five fingers.”) As great as that verse is, it is not “the whole Gospel.” That verse exposes our hypocrisy when we say we love Jesus, but don’t care for the people He died to save. To say that we find in that verse “the whole Gospel” misses the point of the Gospel. It misses Christ’s sacrifice of Himself on the cross for our sins. To say that’s “the whole Gospel” negates the cross by making salvation something we earn — not something Jesus earned for us. Increasing numbers of people today are falling into the trap of the Social Gospel — of believing that we are saved by our works as opposed to salvation by the work of Christ on our behalf. Mother Teresa could not earn God’s pleasure no matter how hard she worked. No wonder she was miserable. We must have confidence in the atoning work of Christ, or we will be miserable, too. Paul and Silas understood the Source of their salvation. In Romans 11, Paul wrote, “Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work.” (Romans 11:5-6 NKJV) We’re either saved by grace or works. It cannot be both. If you make it both, then, according to God’s word, “it is no longer grace.” And without grace, it is all up to you, and you can expect to be miserable. The real Gospel is infinitely greater than the social gospel. Romans 1:16 says, “The gospel of Christ… is the power of God unto salvation.”

https://www.hallindsey.com/ww-10-12-2017/  

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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KVERT/Volcano Observatory Notification to Aviation

20171012/2355Z

Sheveluch (CAVW #300270) orange KVERT 2017-248 N 56 deg 38 min E 161 deg 18 min

Kamchatka, Russia 10768.24 ft (3283 m), the dome elevation ~8200 ft (2500 m)

According to satellite data by KVERT, a plume of resuspended ash blowing from the vicinity of the volcano area drift for about 105 km to the east from the volcano. Explosive-extrusive eruption of the volcano continues. Ash explosions up to 32,800-49,200 ft (10-15 km) a.s.l. could occur at any time. Ongoing activity could affect international and low-flying aircraft. 6560 ft (2000 m) AMSL Time and method of ash plume/cloud height determination: 20171012/2320Z – Himawari-8 Distance of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: 65 mi (105 km)

Direction of drift of ash plume/cloud of the volcano: E / azimuth 97 deg

Time and method of ash plume/cloud determination: 20171012/2320Z – Himawari-8

http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/kvert/index_eng.php 

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Shinmoedake volcano starts erupting after 6 years of quiescence, Japan

Posted by TW on October 11, 2017 in categories

Following increased seismic activity detected since September 23, 2017, Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama) in Kyushu, Japan started erupting at 20:34 UTC on October 10, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns in a thin layer of ash. The last eruption of this volcano occurred on September 7, 2011. Increase in the number of volcanic earthquakes under the volcano was first detected on September 23, 2017. It further increased on October 4, prompting JMA to conduct a field survey on October 5 when they observed fumarolic activity and weak thermal anomalies. At 23:55 JST that day, JMA raised the alert level from 1 to 2, restricting entry to areas near the crater. Shinmoedake started erupting for the first time in six years at 20:34 UTC on October 10 (05:34 JST, October 11), prompting JMA to raise the volcanic alert level to 3. This is the first time this volcano is on Alert Level 3 since October 2013. Alert Level 3 means residents and tourists are not allowed to approach the mountain within 2 km (1.2 miles) due to the possibility of flying rocks and pyroclastic flows. JMA said that the plume from the eruption is rising 300 m (984 feet) above the crater. This is 2000 m (6 561 feet) above sea level. A small amount of ash fell in three cities and the town of Takaharu in Miyazaki, JMA added. Kyodo reported that some people in Takaharu walked while holding an umbrella as volcanic ash fell on roads. Yoshinari Imanishi, 66, a senior official of a local tourism association, expressed concern about the possible negative impact from the eruption, saying, "We were hit by accommodation cancellations six years ago. I hope (the eruption) will not affect the autumn outing season." According to local police, there are no reports of injuries or damage. Geological summary Kirishimayama is a large group of more than 20 Quaternary volcanoes located north of Kagoshima Bay. The late-Pleistocene to Holocene dominantly andesitic group consists of stratovolcanoes, pyroclastic cones, maars, and underlying shield volcanoes located over an area of 20 x 30 km (12.4 - 18.6 miles). The larger stratovolcanoes are scattered throughout the field, with the centrally located, 1700-m-high (5 577 feet) Karakunidake being the highest. Onamiike and Miike, the two largest maars, are located SW of Karakunidake and at its far eastern end, respectively. Holocene eruptions have been concentrated along an E-W line of vents from Miike to Ohachi, and at Shinmoedake to the NE. Frequent small-to-moderate explosive eruptions have been recorded since the 8th century. (GVP)

https://watchers.news/2017/10/11/shinmoedake-volcano-eruption-japan/ 

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Fears that La Palma volcano could erupt sparking MEGA TSUNAMI that will engulf Britain

Experts are concerned about the volcano after 40 tremors in just 48 hours at the popular tourist hotspot in the Canary Islands

Kara O'Neill 13:27, 11 OCT 2017

Experts are fearful that a volcano in La Palma could be about to erupt after 40 tremors in just 48 hours at the popular tourist hotspot. There are concerns that if the volcano blows, it could spark a mega tsunami which would affect Britain, as well as Spain and the US' east coast. La Palma, in the Canary Islands, has been rocked by dozens of small tremors measuring between 1.5 and 2.7 on the Richter scale. And it could well be a sign that the active volcano Cumbre Vieja could be set to cause devastation. Panic has spread among the 86,000 residents on the island after the largest tremor hit on Saturday afternoon, approximately 17.4 miles below ground. It measured 2.7 on the Richter scale, and was followed almost exactly 24 hours later by a magnitude 2.6 tremor, before a third of 2.1 hit on Monday at midnight. Maria José Blanco, director of the National Geographic Institute on the island, said a similar seismic 'swarm' has never been recorded to this date on La Palma. Despite the frequency of tremors, residents and tourists staying on the island did not feel the earthquakes - due to their depth underground. The volcano's last two eruptions occurred in 1949 and 1971, a gap of just 22 years. But this doesn't mean another eruption is due, as previous to these two dates, the last historical eruption occurred in 1712. If it was to blow, Cumbre Vieja could cause a mega tsunami . Some experts believe the volcano is in the initial stages of failure, meaning a big enough eruption could cause a massive landslide to enter the Atlantic Ocean. It could result in waves as high as 600m, travelling at around 450mph meaning the African coast would be submerged within an hour, and the southern coastlines of the British Isles in just three and a half hours.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/fears-la-palma-super-volcano-11323660 

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Report: Barge rates skyrocket amid Ohio, Mississippi river closures

Large crop harvests this season, along with limited barge space due to portions of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers being closed, has sent spot rates for barge transportation through the roof in October, according to a report from The Farm Journal.

By Elizabeth Landrum |Friday, October 06, 2017

Spot rates for barges are skyrocketing as portions of the Ohio River into the Mississippi River are closed due to low water levels from dry weather, preventing harvested grain from being shipped, according to a report from agricultural industry news outlet The Farm Journal. Thanks to what may end up being the third largest corn crop ever, farmers have had to reevaluate their harvest early on in the season. According to The Farm Journal, company officials on Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) weekly conference call recap last week said low water levels from dry weather the past six to eight weeks is causing issues on the Illinois, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, causing freight rates to rise. Just last week, spot rates for export grain increased 27 percent to 50 percent compared to the week before, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data. The rate increases are expected to rise through October as there is no rain in the forecast, USDA said. According to The Farm Journal, Karl Setzer of MaxYield Grain said the issues along the rivers mean farmers are better off financially to hold on to grain for a while, as opposed to selling it at harvest. “There’s a 500 percent carry in the market. That means the river market is paying merchandisers 80 cents a bushel to hold corn from now until December, resulting better basis for farmers,” he said. Furthermore, grain buyers said that record yields in the Southern U.S. have increased seasonal demand for barges on the Lower-Mississippi, causing a backlog of corn and soybeans along the Upper- and Mid-Mississippi pools. While U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they aren’t seeing any major backups in barge traffic due to low river levels around St. Louis, the agency is currently dredging near Thebes, Illinois to clear out high spots, said The Farm Journal. Slowdowns in that area are to be expected, but vessels are still allowed to transit during daylight hours. One additional factor in the river closures is the emergencies outages at Locks and Dams 52 and 53, Deb Calhoun, senior vice president of Waterways Council, Inc., told The Farm Journal. “The locks and dams on the system were built during The New Deal in the 1930s and earlier, and require recapitalization to be able to continue to allow shippers the most cost-competitive way to get their goods to the export market and for use domestically,” she said. “The Trump administration has suggested a $1 trillion initiative ahead for the nation’s ailing infrastructure and waterways’ locks and dams must be included in that plan.” Both locks are scheduled to be replaced by the Olmstead Lock and Dam in 2018. However, recent rhetoric from Trump has suggested that his supposed $1 trillion federal infrastructure spending plan will no longer be funded by public-private partnerships (P3s), which could result in high costs for states and localities.

https://www.americanshipper.com/main/news/report-barge-rates-skyrocket-amid-ohio-mississippi-69268.aspx?taxonomy=ServiceProviders 

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A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

“We’re still trying to figure out what’s going on.”

Kate Lunau Oct 10 2017, 12:55pm

A hole as large as Lake Superior or the state of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, and scientists aren't sure why it's there. The gigantic, mysterious hole "is quite remarkable," atmospheric physicist Kent Moore, a professor at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus, told me over the phone. "It looks like you just punched a hole in the ice." Areas of open water surrounded by sea ice, such as this one, are known as polynias. They form in coastal regions of Antarctica, Moore told me. What's strange here, though, is that this polynia is "deep in the ice pack," he said, and must have formed through other processes that aren't understood. "This is hundreds of kilometres from the ice edge. If we didn't have a satellite, we wouldn't know it was there." (It measured 80,000 k at its peak.) A polynia was observed in the same location, in Antarctica's Weddell Sea, in the 1970s, according to Moore, who's been working with the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modelling (SOCCOM) group, based at Princeton University, to analyze what's going on. Back then, scientists' observation tools weren't nearly as good, so that hole remained largely unstudied. Then it went away for four decades, until last year, when it reopened for a few weeks. Now it's back again. "This is now the second year in a row it's opened after 40 years of not being there," Moore said. (It opened around September 9.) "We're still trying to figure out what's going on." Read More: Deep-Diving Robots will Plunge 16,000 Feet to Monitor the Ocean Abyss It's tempting to blame this strange hole on climate change, which is reshaping so much of the world, including Antarctica. But Moore said that's "premature." Scientists can say with certainty, though, that the polynia will have a wider impact on the oceans. "Once the sea ice melts back, you have this huge temperature contrast between the ocean and the atmosphere," Moore explained. "It can start driving convection." Denser, colder water sinks to the bottom of the ocean, while warmer water comes to the surface, "which can keep the polynia open once it starts," he said. Using observations from satellites and deep sea robots, Moore and his collaborators are working on as-yet-unpublished research that aims to answer some of these questions. "Compared to 40 years ago, the amount of data we have is amazing," he said. Antarctica is undergoing massive changes right now, and figuring out why a gaping hole could suddenly open up will be key to understanding larger systems at play.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjx9w4/a-giant-mysterious-hole-has-opened-up-in-antarctica 

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Pedophilia Network of Cops Busted Raping and Filming Cadets to Make Child Porn

A pedophile network has recently been uncovered involving police officers and cadets in the Explorers program which connects teens who want to be police officers with cops.

By Jack Burns - October 7, 2017

Louisville, KY — Officers Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood, formerly with the Louisville Police Department, may have been able to fly under the radar of the mainstream media until now. But with recent court document revelations presented in court this week, their alleged pedophilia practices have come to the surface and even captured on video. And, once again, the crimes involve a police cadet program and accused pedophile cops. The two police officers allegedly raped a teenage boy, both in their car and in a residence, and filmed the crime for the purposes of producing pornography. Betts and Wood were police officer mentors in the Youth Explorer Program for kids who want to one day become law enforcement officers. It was inside the mentorship program that they are accused of finding their victims. Woods was fired in April after serving 8 years in the police department. Betts resigned in 2014 following an investigation he’d had improper contact with a teenage girl. Both former Louisville officers were indicted in April and entered “not guilty” pleas. Their trials are underway. Because their victims are minors, both the identities of the children, as well as their parents, are being withheld for privacy reasons. A female victim’s mother made a statement to police in the fall of 2016 that Lt. Curtis Flaherty had put pressure on the family not to come forward with charges. According to the Courier-Journal, Flaherty was, “commander of both the Explorer program and the Public Integrity Unit,” in 2013. As such he was not only responsible for the youth discovery program but he also led the department which, “investigates possible criminal acts by department members.” So when the allegations of impropriety surfaced, a conflict of interest arose and Flaherty took the side of the accused police officer and allegedly encouraged the family to keep quiet. Flaherty retired from the Louisville PD earlier this year. He’s now lawyered up and his attorney, Lee Sitlinger, claims the mother’s recollections were either taken out of context or misinterpreted. Attorney David Yates represents five alleged victims. He told reporters the mother’s claims are in line with his own discoveries and added the Flaherty’s interference; underscores what I have been saying for some time – that there were police officers who used their trust and authority to abuse minor victims…They were protected and assisted in a continuing cover-up through their supervisor and this was allowed to go on for way too long. The mother gave a nearly hour-long videotaped interview with detectives. She said her daughter met the accused pedophile cops in 2013 at a week-long Explorer camp at Campbellsville University. There, the two cops targeted the young girl who was 15 at the time. She said Betts started sexting her daughter while she was 15, and after she turned 16, he began propositioning her for sex. She said she told another officer and an internal investigation progressed. According to the Courier-Journal, that’s when she said Flaherty stepped in and put a stop to it. Several officers subsequently interviewed her and took the daughter’s cell phone for further investigation. But she said the Explorer supervisor called her and told her to keep quiet, according to the report. She told investigators that when Betts learned her daughter had turned 16, he began contacting her to have a sexual relationship. The mother said a sergeant in internal affairs assured her that the investigation was important and that it was “on the top of the list on the chief’s desk.” But she said she was later told Betts had been “let go” and “there was never any closure regarding this case.” That’s when Betts apparently quietly resigned. Now, in 2017, accusations are being leveled against the Chief of Police Steve Conrad and the city of a cover-up. Mayor Greg Fischer suspended the program in March in an apparent response to the negative publicity the two officers brought to the department. Fischer and Metro Council members contacted the FBI which is also conducting its own investigation. Just as the investigation into alleged sex scandals involving teenage explorers and Louisville police officers was progressing, the police union stepped in and filed a lawsuit to prevent at least three other officers from testifying in the case. The River City Fraternal Order of Police (RCFOP) filed a lawsuit mid-August to prevent the officers from incriminating themselves in the involuntary interviews with a private attorney hired at the request of the mayor’s office. Officers Matthew Gelhausen, Joseff Keeling and Paul Paris were protected from being forced to give a deposition to the lawyer as a result of the lawsuit filed by their union. It is still unclear what the officers knew or how they were involved in the alleged abuses, cover-up, and/or quiet resignation of Betts. Betts and Woods were reported to be best friends and were good friends with Flaherty, their accused protector. According to many former explorers, Woods would often hang out with the young boys outside of the program and take them on camping trips. His behavior as a mentor in the program was also questionable as he reportedly got drunk on at least one occasion and leaned against the young men. In October of 2016, when allegations surfaced Woods raped a young teenage boy, he was stripped of his policing powers following an investigation by Flaherty’s Public Integrity Unit. It wasn’t until Betts was indicted that Woods was fired by Conrad in April. As a result of the ongoing investigation, a fourth officer was placed on reassignment following an allegation from a female victim (who was once an explorer and is now an adult) she was also abused. Officer Brad Schuhmann stands accused by the victim and is the latest officer to be officially embroiled in the sex scandal involving pedophile cops and teens in the Explorer program. The Explorer program is an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America and, according to a Courier-Journal investigation going all the way back to 1974, has been at the center of sex scandal controversies involving cops and teenage cadets. As TFTP has reported, a vast pedophilia network is at work in the United States involving some of the most trusted members of society. As a result, few are ever held accountable for their actions and crimes against children. Using news databases, court records and other sources the Courier-Journal concluded: ► The Boy Scouts of America affiliate that runs the Explorer program has let police departments police themselves and failed to adopt some safeguards.

► Some department chiefs have ignored warning signs and minimized allegations.

► Ride-alongs in police cruisers have allowed law enforcement advisers to groom and abuse victims in one-on-one settings.

► Advisers have used their positions to exploit vulnerable teens who look up to them as mentors.

► Many offenders received only slight punishments, in part because of questions about whether victims had consented.

► Victims say their trust was violated and their dreams of law enforcement careers shattered.

In April, when residents of Rolling Hills learned their “Code Enforcement” official had been charged with raping a teenage boy, they demanded he be fired. He was. Both Betts and Woods are facing decades in prison for charges of sexual abuse, and sodomy against one of the teenage cadets they were sworn to protect. The criminal charges were filed against the two officers after the male victim known as “N.C.” filed a civil suit in March against the two men and Flaherty. The suit alleged the two officers began having sex with N.C. while he was 17 and continued doing so until he was 19 and that those sex acts were filmed for the purposes of creating pornography. We at TFTP call on anyone and everyone who has ever been abused by any police officer within the Louisville Police Department to come forward with their story. It is the age of reckoning and the pedophile network of abusers and protectors needs to be broken. The RCFOP should be ashamed of itself. Instead of demanding that its officers report crimes to their superiors, by filing a lawsuit preventing officers from testifying, they have given the public the impression those potential crimes should remain hidden.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/uncovered-pedophilia-network-involving-cops-cadeta/ 

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An alarming development as the Bubonic Plague is now confirmed in the Seychelles while hundreds of new cases suspected in Madagascar

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

RSOE AlertMap

As the outbreak of the plague in Madagascar continues to evolve at a pace with 230 new suspected cases including 17 deaths an alarming development has seen the disease arrive in the Seychelles Health officials in Seychelles have confirmed that 3 people have tested positive for the Bubonic Plague. A Seychellois basketball coach died from the disease late last month in a hospital in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, according to Today in Seychelles, where 42 people have died from the "Black Death." The coach, Alix Allisop, was assisting the Seychelles men's reigning champion of the Beau Vallon Heat in Madagascar during the Indian Ocean Club Championship. The government of Madagascar over the weekend confirmed that the death of Allisop was due to the pneumonic plague. The other members of the Seychellois basketball delegation, who were in close contact with Allisop, have been under observation since they returned to the country, Gedeon said. They are now at the military academy at Perseverance, a reclaimed island on the outskirts of Victoria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) pneumonic plague, or lung-based plague, is the most virulent form and can trigger severe epidemics through person-to-person contact via droplets in the air, as well as flea bites from infected mammals. The incubation period can be as short as 24 hours. According to the Seychelles News Agency, the Seychelles' Ministry of Health on Wednesday advised all airlines and travel agents to discourage people from travelling to Madagascar due to the plague outbreak. Additional health measures at Seychelles' main airport have also been put in place. Jude Gedeon, Seychelles' public health commissioner, said that officials have put in place walk-through and temperature scanners at the international airport to detect cases. A form is also being given to disembarked passengers to state if they have any symptoms similar to those brought on by the plague.

Additionally, as a precaution, all schools in Seychelles are closed for the next 6 days as it is not yet confirmed that contact was made with any of the teachers. Home Posted by Gary Walton at 1:37 pm

http://www.thebigwobble.org/2017/10/an-alarming-development-as-bubonic.html 

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It’s Over for Sears Canada

by Wolf Richter • Oct 10, 2017 •

Brick and mortar meltdown.

Sears Canada hired the same leading bankruptcy advisory firm on June 12 that had represented Target Canada in its insolvency proceedings. Ten days later, it filed for bankruptcy protection to restructure its capital and its operations, shutter dozens of its 225 stores and lay off nearly 3,000 employees, but planned to continue operating. Today it said that the restructuring efforts failed, and that it would seek court approval to liquidate, shutting all its remaining stores and laying off its remaining 12,000 employees. Retailers are notoriously difficult to restructure. Once they’re this deep in trouble, after years of losses, they own few assets and are burdened with debts, as everything has been sold or pledged to creditors. Their suppliers, who’ve been burned too many times, are getting skittish. Lenders are getting desperate. And acquirers can be impossible to find. Most retailer bankruptcies start out as restructurings but end as liquidations. To stay alive while losing money for years, Sears Canada has sold off most of its real estate holdings, and the most valuable assets are already gone. What’s left are C$1.1 billion ($880 million) in liabilities. “The company deeply regrets this pending outcome and the resulting loss of jobs and store closures,” the company said in the statement. Pending court approval to begin the liquidation process, Sears Canada said that it would kick off liquidation sales at its stores as soon as October 19 and continue through the holiday selling period. In the bankruptcy filing in June, the company spoke of its “reinvention” and its “brand reinvention,” how it “rebooted its customer experience and service standards,” and how its “newly designed site built in-house by a new technology team” and some other factors would make this restructuring work. Today it said in a letter to employees that the liquidation is “a reflection on the state of the retail market today.” Sears Canada was partially spun off in 2012 from similarly struggling Sears Holdings in the US, which still holds a 12% stake, and whose CEO Eddie Lampert — a hedge fund manager — owns a 45% stake in part via his hedge fund, ESL Investments. In June, after it was granted court protection, the company received the court’s permission to try to find a buyer. Executive chairman Brandon Stranzl, backed by private equity firm Blackstone Group, tried to put together an offer, pledging to keep the company operating. But Sears Canada said today that “following exhaustive efforts, no viable transaction for the Company to continue as a going concern was received.” This confirmed weeks of speculation that those efforts were doomed. On October 4, Sears Canada asked the court for, and obtained, an extension of its creditor protection until November. 7. During the hearing, the lawyer for the retailer’s court-appointed monitor, FTI Consulting Canada, told the court that the company was assessing a revised bid by Stranzl, but was running out of time and money to decide. CBC News: A lawyer for the lenders argued that if a proposal to buy the business as a going concern does not materialize, it is key to liquidate before the Christmas season is over to maximize the value the process can attain. Hence the rush by the creditors to get the liquidation started. Then there are the pension obligations for its 6,000 retirees and 12,000 beneficiaries. The plan has a deficit of C$266.8 million. A motion was filed in August to wind up the plan. It would require the company to pay the full C$266.8 million to the plan, which the company doesn’t have. The motion adds: The wind up also gives rise to a payment into the plan by the Ontario Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (“PBGF”) that would help offset the underfunding in the plan and minimize pension benefit reductions. The motion has been postponed until at least November 30. And that’s how the once largest retailer in Canada becomes another entity in the brick-and-mortar retail meltdown, its remains getting picked through in bankruptcy court. Liquidation too for Toys “R” Us? The company filed for bankruptcy in the US and Canada to restructure, but it can’t solve what’s killing it. Read… The Fate of Toys “R” Us after Bankruptcy?

https://wolfstreet.com/2017/10/10/sears-canada-to-liquidate-close-all-stores-lay-off-12000/ 

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A boiling river of WINE flows through devastated California wine country as residents return to apocalyptic scenes after wildfires kill 21- while 5,000 flee another inferno in the home of Disneyland

Fires across California have killed 21 people in the north and forced 20,000 people to evacuate their homes

Nearly 150 people are still unaccounted for and some 2,000 buildings have been destroyed by the blazes

A series of fires that flared up north of San Francisco on Sunday are among the deadliest in the state's history

In Southern California, most evacuation orders were lifted after a fire destroyed 14 buildings, mostly homes

A monster Canyon 2 blaze cast an orange glow over the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim late Tuesday night

By Ruth Styles In Anaheim Hills, California, For Dailymail.com and Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline Published: 06:58 EDT, 11 October 2017 | Updated: 19:27 EDT, 11 October 2017

Wineries across California's Napa Valley are among the thousands of properties that have been destroyed by fierce wildfires ravaging the state this week. Paradise Ridge Winery, situated on a hill overlooking Santa Rosa, is one of the many hit by fires that broke out Sunday, with its barrels charred and its wine flowing like a river under smoldered debris. Fires across California have killed 21 people so far in the north and forced 20,000 people across the state to evacuate their homes. Nearly 150 people are unaccounted for and some 2,000 buildings have been devoured by the flames. Among the dead are a married couple, aged 100 and 99, who were unable to evacuate in time. A deaf-blind woman is also believed to be among the dead. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties and requested a presidential major disaster declaration to help battle at least 18 blazes burning throughout the state. A series of fires that flared up north of San Francisco on Sunday night are among the deadliest in the state's history. In Southern California, most evacuation orders have been lifted as firefighters successfully battle a wildfire that destroyed 14 buildings, most of them homes. Thousands of people in Tustin, Orange and Anaheim were allowed to begin returning home Tuesday evening, a day after the blaze erupted in northern Orange County. Some of the largest of more than a dozen blazes burning over a 200-mile region were in Napa and Sonoma counties, home to dozens of wineries that attract tourists from around the world. They sent smoke as far south as San Francisco, about 60 miles away. Sonoma County said it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and friends scramble to locate loved ones. 'It looks like a bombing run here,' said winemaker Joe Nielsen of Santa Rosa's Donelan Family Wines, speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle. 'Just chimneys and burnt-out cars and cooked trees.' The nightmare continued Tuesday evening for the residents and workers of the postcard-pretty Santa Rosa wine country, which is hugely popular with tourists, as the fires burned on and on. Meanwhile in southern California, a monster Canyon 2 blaze cast an orange glow over the Disneyland theme park late last night, although Police and Fire Department spokesman Sgt Daron Wyatt was keen to reassure tourists that they are in no danger and that the resort is safe. Photos, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, taken in Anaheim - a city of 350,000 people south of Los Angeles, show destroyed homes, cars caved in and children's toys reduced to melted blobs of plastic. Approximately 7,500 acres have been consumed by the conflagration since early Monday morning, forcing the evacuation of 5,000 homes and putting another 35,000 at risk. Sgt Wyatt, 50, told DailyMail.com that the fire has destroyed 14 homes so far and damaged another 22 – among them six properties on Canyon Heights Drive where these photos were taken. Most of the fire damage is located in the Anaheim Hills, close to the Limestone Canyon Regional Park, where residents said their homes were engulfed within an hour of the first police warning at approximately 10am on Monday. 'About 10am in the morning, I came outside and smelled it and saw the smoke and the flames were coming straight this way at us,' said Cory Murdock, 45, a financial planner who lives with his wife Alison, 40, and their five-year-old twins William and Madison. 'We knew it was coming straight towards us. We tried to warn some of the neighbors and grabbed our stuff pretty quick because we knew what was coming. 'Around five to 10 minutes later, the police came round, telling everybody – you do need to go now. We were just helping everybody, trying to grab as much stuff as we could and got out of here.' Others told of their terror as they battled to escape through clouds of choking black smoke and showers of burning ash particles. Aimee Piazza, 44, a mother-of-two, was at home when the blaze began and said the 40 minutes it took her to escape were some of the most frightening of her life. She told DailyMail.com: 'It really was sheer terror. I've been up here through fires before, I've lived up here all my life, and I've never been through such fires before. 'The smoke and how crazy it was and the panic of everybody trying to get out. I didn't even know if everyone did get out – I didn't even know if my neighbors were OK until now.' Murdock added: 'There was so much ash and there was the smoke - it was just really thick but we couldn't feel the heat from the fire when we left. 'We could see to the end of the street when we left but during the middle of it… I've got ash burned into my backyard, we've lost trees… Everything. So it was just flying everywhere. But we were lucky.' Among those to lose everything was Michelle Homen, 58, whose property sits close to Piazza's own home. Others to lose their residences included parents-of-three Janet and Kevin Shaevitz, 42 and 53 respectively, and Sylvester McBride, 54, and his wife Ann, 51. Neighbors described Homen as 'devastated', adding: 'She's totally devastated but she says she's going to rebuild. 'They're just looking for a place to stay right now.' Police and the American Red Cross have set up evacuation centers across Anaheim, including downtown and at a police substation in the eastern part of the city. Residents living in the evacuation zones have been told not to return to their homes until Wednesday afternoon at the earliest, although some have been allowed to collect essential medication accompanied by a police escort. One who did was Kumari Bharil, 53, who allowed DailyMail.com to accompany her as she returned to her property. The house, which sits on a quiet street overlooking a charred stretch of hillside, stank of smoke but Bharil said she was pleased by the lack of damage, telling DailyMail.com: 'I'm happy with this but I'm hoping to come back home soon.' She added: 'They said I could in here and get my medication. This is such a beautiful area and I really like it. 'I am so amazed at the firefighters and the job they do – I am so grateful for that. I really appreciate everything everybody is doing to protect the property and everything like that.' The mother-of-two, who is staying with her parents nearby, said of the evacuation: 'It happened yesterday morning around 10.30. 'I was at the gym and I couldn't get back into the house. I didn't have anything because I just had my gym clothes and my purse. It was scary, it was very scary. All that smoke and fire.' Like Bharil, many of those evacuated are staying with relations or friends, while others have checked into local hotels. Among them is Rachel Suon, 22, who fled with her mother and her dogs Winnie and Rocky early yesterday morning. 'My dad booked us a hotel in Anaheim close to Disneyland – we stayed there last night,' she told DailyMail.com. 'We left a lot behind. I left some clothes, all the pictures we have, furniture – everything. The fire was very close. 'I actually live on East Manor Ridge Drive and the fire was right down the street on the cul-de-sac area. It was very scary.' Medic Marie Pham, 40, said she had left her ID and credit cards at her home in one of the evacuation zones and is currently unable to work because of their loss. She also told DailyMail.com that she was terrified that her home, which she shares with husband Hien and their children Katelyn, nine, and Christopher, seven, will burn down. Pham said: 'I grabbed everything I could but I'd come from the gym, so I left my ID [at home] and my credit cards in the house. 'I didn't grab my husband's meds, so now he's trying to go back there to get them. It was very frightening because it got very close. 'The next two blocks up, the houses burned down, their cars melted. We were really close by the same spot. She added: 'I'm kind of nervous – I hope it stops before it gets to our house.' The Anaheim Police Department has now lifted some of the evacuation orders in place, although much of the eastern part of the city remains shut down. According to Sgt. Wyatt, resources are currently being focused on the eastern side of the fire with helicopters dropping water and planes pouring retardant in a bid to contain the blaze. He added: 'Several thousand residents have been displaced and we understand their frustration and we want to get them back into their homes as soon as possible. 'But our focus is the preservation of life and making sure it's safe to do so. Until then, our advice is always that we've made an evacuation order for a reason. Our advice is always to leave.'

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Alex Jones: Multiple Shooters In Vegas, HIV Spreading Is Legalized In California (Full Show)

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Something Very Big and Very Evil Is About to Happen

By Dave Hodges

Where is the Vegas massacre headed? This is not a stand alone event. The event has purpose and it is a means to an end. I believe I have that answer because of my past affiliations and I have some small ability to connect the dots. The Vegas shooting is just the very beginning. Only four months after the birth of this website, I ran one of the biggest stories I had ever covered. At that time, I had been friends with a FEMA employee for almost 15 years. As I recounted the following story, as on one night, he and his wife showed up at my office and told me they were bugging out witin 60 days and that things were about to get really ugly in America. Ex-FEMA Relocations Almost five years ago, I was told by a close friend who happened to be an Ex-FEMA counter-bioterrorism operative, that he was bugging out in order to get out of harms way. He was very clear on one point, when Americans begin to see the massively shifting of military assets as well as a UN troops on American soil, it is a clear sign that things are about to happen. What he then told me was bone-chilling. To repeat what he had previously reported, he stated (late 2012) that there is a rising tide of populism in this country. And that if the elite could not stem the tide of populism, which was blocking the final establishment of the New World Order, they would embark on a plan to exterminate as many Americans as possible and thereby, destroy the country. He said what we all know, that America, with its Constitution and 300 million hand guns, is the last real obstacle to the establishment of a New World Order. This message was telling, about stemming the tide of populims, because it was years ahead of Trump and the awakening of the American people. It was more than 3 years ahead of anyone thinking that Donald Trump would awaken millions of Americans with a resurgence of American populism. He went on to say that we have stockpiled CBN’s that the world does not even know we have in terms of their lethality. He warned me that when we started to see UN on our soil, that our time was short. The UN began making a significant appearance, as I have previously reported, in 2014 during the Central American illegal alien invasion. When we see the presence of the UN on American soil, this is a harbinger of bad things to come and that the UN will swoop in under the guise of humanitarian aid but they will be the ones who will seize the guns and operate the “re-education” camps. The reason that this man and his wife came to my office, then we strolled across open ground to discuss this, with our cell phones left behind, was that he was telling me he that like-minded retirees from both DHS and FEMA were doing the same thing. In fact, he told me that they were cohabitating in the same remote area with like-minided people. Because of his extreme knowledge in biological and chemical warfare, he knew his life would be in immediate danger if the globalists were to launch such an attack to stem the rise of populism in America because dead men tell know tales. He warned me to stop broadcasting on the radio and “forget” about my website because he felt I was putting myself in danger. WHAT WERE THEY RUNNING FROM? These FEMA and DHS retirees, that I have had contact with say they are running for the hills for the following reasons: World War III A deadly purge within the military and the intelligence agencies Chemical and/or biological attack. The answer is all three. However, the most immediate threat, according to these sources is number 3, chemical and biological attack. This is why many of these ex-alphabet soup agency personnel have maintained a portable air supply in their constructed hideaways. I have also been told that a planned chemcial/biological attack could be used to frame an enemy and be the reason to begin World War III. In 2016, NPR Report Confirmed Validity of Ex-Intel Bugging Out Back in 2012, I published the following photo taken by Sherrie Wilcox and her companion. An uncountable number of FEMA coffins were discovered on a lonely road approximately 50 miles outside of Atlanta. As I stated, the discovery was made by Sherrie Wilcox who has since bugged out for her own safety We all know these FEMA coffins, but we were not sure when they would be employed and in what form and following what event? We now may know the answer to this question. The breadcrumbs of clues are accumulating and a patern is beginning to emerge. The following is information I came across just over a year ago. The following photo contains stacks of boxes containing critical supplies stretch almost :as far as the eye can see in this Strategic National Stockpile warehouse”. The photo was made available courtesy of the CDC. The public is not allowed to know the location of any of the facilities designed to respond to a chemical and/or biological attack. The only thing that the public knows is that stockpiles for these facilities are growing. The location of this facility and its contents are classified. Greg Burel is on record of admitting to supervising several of these stockpiled facilities. In other words, the NPR report is accurate in that these facilities exist. Dr. Irwin Redlener is the director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University. Francisco Kjolseth of the The Salt Lake Tribune was allowed to visit one of the facilities. Interestingly, he made the following observation: “… the inside is huge. If you envision, say, a Super Walmart and stick two of those side by side and take out all the drop ceiling, that’s about the same kind of space that we would occupy in one of these storage locations.” Interesting reference to Walmart after what I wrote yesterday on who Walmart is at the center of future control of food by DHS. The NPR article is essentially accurate in portraying the fact that various government agencies have such facilities. However, these facilities are not for the public. This means that the public will not be receiving these supplies designed to counteract the effects of a CBN attack. Are the Globalists Beta-Testing This Plague for Later Release Within the United States? The pneumonic plague is devastingly deadly. It is passed from person to person (ie human contact). This version of the plague is airborne, it spreads with great rapidity. Victims of this plague who come into contact with this deadly disease usually proves fatal in less than 24 hours of exposure. Health officials in Madagasca are scrambling as “the plague” is apparently preparing to sweep to across the country. Health authoriteis are in the identification of victims phase. And the frightening thing, aside from the absolute devastation, is the fact that the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) is already on scene and are rushing to identify anyone who has come into contact with those affected and are moving to quarrantine the infected. What used to be called the “Black Death,” as it previously killed 5o million Europeans is now beginning to ravage Madagascar. If one recalls their history will remember that this plague claimed the lives of 50 million Europeans during as the plague is known have peaked in 1347 and wiped out 33% of European population. This unnatural reoccurance has raised this author’s suspicions that this is not a natural event. Below is a graphic from the World Health Organization about the plague. Very Concerning Development In Southern California I interviewed Paul Preston on my show last Sunday and we deviated from our planned topic as he revealed that there is a very serious outbreak of Hepatitis A and the spread and occurance is not natural. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK 2017 From the NBC affiliate channel 7, in San Diego announces that 18 Die From Hepatitis A, Emergency Declaration Extended in San Diego County. This looming health disaster is getting ready to spread to the rest of the state and beyond. I feel like I am watching the movie Outbreak. There have been 18 deaths reported and 490 cases confirmed. Paul Preston reports that the number is actually six times larger. In light of the previously presented information, I believe we are likely seeing beginning of chemical and biological attacks. We are entering uncharted waters.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/10/11/something-very-big-and-very-evil-is-about-to-happen/ 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Trump finally has a plan to take on Iran

By Eli Lake October 7, 2017 | 5:01am

After more than nine months in office, President Trump finally has an Iran policy. Before the opening of the UN General Assembly, Trump approved the long-awaited strategy to deal with Iran, according to administration officials. These officials tell me it will outline a new aggressive approach to countering Iranian threats all over the globe and endeavor to use the leverage of Trump’s threats over the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to spur US allies to begin to address its flaws. Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted the new policy was coming: “The JCPOA represents only a small part of the issues we have to address with Iran.” The centerpiece of Trump’s Iran strategy will be the designation of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, placing it in the same category as al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Congress mandated this designation over the summer, but allowed Trump to waive the requirement. The designation would be significant. The Revolutionary Guard controls a large portion of the state’s economy. Iranian economist Bijan Khajehpour nestimated the guard was responsible for 15 percent of Iran’s gross domestic product. The designation of the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization could create problems for foreign companies seeking to invest in Iran. While the Treasury under President Barack Obama issued rules requiring private companies to do due diligence and avoid investment in the Revolutionary Guard, the rules were weakened in the final months of the administration. The new designation will make life harder for those companies. “It’s important because it means if you are doing business with Iran in key sectors of its economy, you run a significant risk you are doing business with a terrorist organization,” Mark Dubowitz, of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told me this week. The designation of the Revolutionary Guard is one element of what administration officials have described as a whole-government approach to pushing back against Iran’s regional aggression. This includes a new policy on countering Iran’s threats to shipping lanes and particularly the threat of anti-ship missiles and the harassment of US Navy vessels. It will include a new emphasis on countering Iranian networks inside Latin America; Iran’s development of ballistic missiles; Iranian human-rights violations; and support for terrorist groups and proxies in the Middle East. Two US intelligence officials tell me an element that will not be publicized includes a ramping up of operations against the Revolutionary Guard and other Iranian proxies like Hezbollah. Already, CIA Director Mike Pompeo has approved new authorities for US intelligence officers to begin tracking and targeting Iranian agents abroad. These kinds of programs include psychological operations such as placing funds in secret accounts belonging to Iranian officers in order to create the impression such officers are working for foreign powers. Obama wound many of these programs down in his second term, particularly after the formal negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal began. Pompeo is winding them back up, according to these officials. As The New York Times reported, Pompeo placed the CIA officer who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden in charge of the agency’s Iran operations. Despite the administration’s crystallizing policy on Iran, US officials tell me there is still no formal plan on how to secure Syrian and Iraqi territory after the Islamic State is driven out. This is particularly important in Syria today as Iran’s proxies and the Revolutionary Guard have already begun to take over some of these areas. Dubowitz told me that for now he is assessing how comprehensive the new effort against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard will be. “I’m looking for measures that will drain the Guard Corps’ resources and have an economic impact on their funding of aggression abroad and patronage networks at home,” he said. If Dubowitz gets his wish, it’s likely the Iranians themselves will accuse Trump of violating the nuclear deal forged by his predecessor and threaten to pull out. Unlike Obama, Trump would probably consider that a favor.

http://nypost.com/2017/10/07/trump-finally-has-a-plan-to-take-on-iran/ 

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Israel advancing plans for 4x more settlements than last year

Thousands of women call on Israeli, PA leaders to make peace

May warns Netanyahu on danger of axing Iran deal

By Tovah Lazaroff October 10, 2017 17:54

Among the projects on the list is new housing for the Jewish community in Hebron. Israel will have advanced plans for 12,000 settler homes in 2017, Israeli officials said on Tuesday as they continued to defend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against charges that he had not done enough for Jewish building in the West Bank. To date, plans for 5,000 settler homes have been advanced and tenders have been issued for 3,000 homes. Next week, the Higher Planing Council for Judea and Samaria is set to hold its third meeting this year. According to officials, it will advance plans for 3,763 homes, bringing the total to close to 12,000. That’s four times the number of plans that were debated in 2016, the officials said. This includes projects for settlements that have not seen new homes in many years. Among the projects on the list is new housing for the Jewish community in Hebron, permanent homes for the evacuees from the Migron outpost and 300 homes for the Beit El settlement. “Those who claim that this is not a significant improvement mislead the public,” the officials said. They spoke as Netanyahu has been under pressure from settler leaders to do more to approve building projects in West Bank settlements. They have been particularly concerned that Netanyahu is over-dramatizing the actual amount of projects in which new construction can occur. Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan, who is a member of the Likud Central Committee and an ardent supporter of US President Donald Trump, has had particularly harsh things to say about Netanyahu's settlement policy. He explained that, in reality, the list involved only 700 new units. Netanyahu has continued to clamp down on settlement building, just as he did during the former Obama Administration, Dagan charged. “Unfortunately, Netanyahu is missing a historic opportunity here,” Dagan said. In particular, he noted the absence of industrial zones and roads from the list. Trump might not like the settlement building, but won’t condemn it as Obama did, Dagan said. Israeli officials said in response: “There is no one who has done more in a wise and determined manner for the settlements than Netanyahu.” The council’s meeting comes as President Trump is working to advance a new peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli officials said that Netanyahu must pay attention to the diplomatic situation. “Those who think it is possible to ignore diplomatic considerations are also mistaken,” the officials said. The Palestinians condemned Israeli plans to promote more settlement homes. The Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashram said, “Clearly, Israel is bent on entrenching the military occupation and its illegal settlement enterprise, further reaffirming its intentions of displacing Palestine and replacing it with 'Greater Israel.'" According to Palestinian news agency WAFA, Ashram spoke against the building on Monday during a meeting with Norwegian Representative Hilde Haraldstad in Ramallah. “Rather than becoming party to Israel's unlawful breach of international law and conventions, the global community should hold Israel accountable for acting outside the law before it destroys the prospects of a viable Palestinian state, peace and stability indefinitely,” she said, according to WAFA.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Israel-advancing-plans-for-4x-more-settlements-than-last-year-507142 

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Lawmakers crack down on growing anti-Israel boycotts, 'propaganda campaign'

By Sarah Smith, Fox News

Lawmakers are stepping up efforts to crack down on anti-Israel boycotts and protests, with Wisconsin becoming the latest state to consider legislation aiming to freeze out companies joining the so-called “BDS” movement. BDS – which stands for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – calls for boycotting Israeli companies “involved in the violation of Palestinian human rights” as well as “complicit” organizations, in addition to encouraging divestment and sanctions against similar groups. The bill introduced in Wisconsin last week would prevent state organizations from doing business with companies that participate in the boycotts. “Boycotts of Israel must be fought because they do not just attack the Jewish state. This propaganda campaign is also the basis for newly emboldened and destructive anti-Semitic attitudes,” state Sen. Leah Vukmir, a Republican who recently announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate, said in a statement. “We must support our ally Israel.” Vukmir introduced the bill along with state Rep. Dale Kooyenga. It would specifically prohibit companies that contract with the state from engaging in Israel boycotts; it also would prohibit state agencies and local governments from joining in any such boycotts. The sponsors hope Wisconsin will join 21 states with their own laws and resolutions against the BDS push. Most recently, North Carolina passed legislation banning state agencies from working with companies who participate in BDS boycotts. The BDS movement was founded in 2005, claiming inspiration from the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Organizers say the goal is to “end international support for Israeli violations of international law by forcing companies, institutions and governments to change their policies.” Critics of the BDS movement allege that it is anti-Semitic and discriminates against Israel. “The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), which rejects Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, is the most prominent effort to undermine Israel’s existence,” the Anti-Defamation League says on its website. Meanwhile, a bipartisan effort to enact federal anti-BDS legislation is underway in both the U.S. House and the Senate. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act was introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in March of this year, with an identical bill introduced in the House by Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Juan Vargas, D-Calif. The legislation would amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to prohibit such boycotts by international government groups and direct the Export-Import Bank to take a similar stance. The effort has widespread bipartisan support including from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md. In July, the ACLU penned a letter opposing the bill, arguing it would “impose civil and criminal punishment on individuals solely because of their political beliefs about Israel and its policies” in violation of their First Amendment rights. BDS has become increasingly popular on college and university campuses, which have been the focal point of the nation’s free speech debate. Several student senates have passed BDS resolutions in support of Israel boycotts. The Tufts University student senate signed a BDS resolution in April, just days before Passover began, causing members of the school’s Jewish community to feel “deeply disturbed.” The movement also has its share of critics on campus. As reported at the time by The Jerusalem Post, after the American Studies Association voted in 2013 to support a proposed boycott of Israeli academic intuitions as part of BDS, the heads of 92 universities rejected the decision.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/10/lawmakers-crack-down-on-growing-anti-israel-boycotts-propaganda-campaign.html 

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When The SHTF There Will Be No Doctors, No Hospitals, And No Pharmacies To Run To When You Need Them

Posted By: Ted October 4, 2017

Instead of teasing you by giving you the answer in the 3rd paragraph, here it is…good health. So before you think you’ve already read similar articles, please read on. I think you’ll find this different. Your health during SHTF scenarios is more important than: All your training All your stored goods Your bug out location I understand we can’t all be in perfect health, but you owe it to yourself to be as healthy as possible. I’m not only talking about getting in better shape but included with your preps, you should include certain foods, herbs & spices that I will list here to help keep you healthy and to cure many ailments when you get sick. If you think staying healthy is difficult now, imagine how hard it will be to do so after SHTF. There will be no doctors, no hospitals, and no pharmacies to run to when you need them. Without good health, all your preps may likely go to someone else who comes along and takes it. I can’t tell you the number of acquaintances I know who have spent years and lots of money stockpiling but don’t do squat (no pun intended) to stay healthy. How they think they’ll survive is beyond me. The good news is most of the items I’m referring to are either cheap or can be grown in most areas of the U-S. They are lightweight in the event that you must bug out and can be preserved for many years without losing much of its potency. Of course, one method to preserving is keeping spices/herbs in air-proof containers. I put much of mine in plastic Food Saver bags and shrink wrap them. They can also be preserved in Mylar bags that are placed in 5-gallon buckets and removing all the oxygen from the bucket. There are many videos you can research on how to do this. Call it a coincidence if you must, but by including a certain regiment of foods, herbs, and spices in my diet on a daily basis, I have not had a sick day from work in over 10 years. I’m no spring chicken either…I’m a baby boomer. I’ll list items to grow and store, followed by my daily regimen. I will also include linked sources within and at the end of this article to back up the information. Also read: 4 Health Tips From Ancient Medicine – Natural Anesthetics Used To Dull Or Block Pain Herbs That Really Make a Difference Tumeric– This is one of the most important to have on hand. This powerful herb contains curcumin which is an anti-inflammatory. It helps reduce pain and swelling which is needed by many boomers such as me due to minor arthritis. Some studies indicate it may also help prevent colon cancer and Alzheimer’s. Fortunately, turmeric can be easily grown in most U-S climates. Cinnamon– A recent German study shows it’s helpful for those with Type II diabetes as it reduces blood sugar by 10%. It’s also shown to help reduce cholesterol. Mind you it’s possible to take too much of this spice and can be dangerous. Cinnamon is not grown in the U-S so you must buy and store it. Garlic– I know many who avoid eating garlic merely because they’re afraid how others might react to the odor from their breath. After Armageddon, who gives a damn? I’m sure some will respond to this by saying the odor may give yourself away if you’re on patrol while in a survival camp but in my humble opinion, the benefits outweigh the smell. I’m also not suggesting that you eat it every day. I too have certain work related appointments where garlic breath wouldn’t be preferred. Garlic has many benefits including, lowering cancer risk, improving your cardiovascular health, reduces high blood pressure, helps prevents strokes by slowing arterial blockages and reduces cholesterol. It’s also one of the few plants in existence that is all three…anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal. Besides being easy to grow, garlic can also be dehydrated. There are many books available from Amazon that will include all its benefits. Are you ready to turn back the clocks to the 1800’s for up to three years? Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers were the last generation to practice the basic things that we call survival skills now… WATCH THIS VIDEO and you will find many interesting things! Click on the image bellow and learn more about Survival things that we lost to history. Rosemary– We may end up having to fry or grill meats after TSHTF so including rosemary will help prevent the risk of potent carcinogens that are often in meat that are cooked at high temperatures. Rosemary contains two antioxidants that reduce carcinogens. This is easy to grow inside your home or outside in your garden. And if you don’t grow it, it’s inexpensive to buy and stores for long periods. Flax seed– Many have a false belief that all fats are unhealthy but nothing can be further from the truth. Our bodies need a certain amount of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) because, without it, we die. Many of you have heard the term “rabbit starvation.” Simply put, if for example, someone were to rely on rabbit as their sole source of protein, the lack of fat in the meat will put one’s health at risk. One source of EFA’s are oils such as olive, canola, peanut, and vegetable oil and many others you are now using at home. The problem comes from the fact that you won’t have access to many oils because they don’t have a long shelf life and can go rancid. Even if you stock up on oils, they will run out. Olives can only grow in certain climates and those of us in areas outside of the Southwest cannot grow it. However, two seeds that can grow in most areas of the U-S are sunflower seeds and flax seeds that contain EFA. Flax can be grown in your garden in abundance. Flax can be consumed as a seed or the oil can be extracted. Now unless you have a seed press (a good one is pricey), It can be difficult to extract the oil. Flax seed can be heated on the stove for a short time which will draw the oil out that will float to the top of the water. Then you merely pour off the oil and store it in a cool place. It’s not as beneficial as the first cold press extraction method because heating it up will cause some of the health benefits to dissipate. But hey…beggars can’t be choosers. The oil will also have a shelf life of 1-2 weeks using this method, even if refrigerated so it’s important to use the heating process on a routine basis and only process a small amount at a time. Also read: Off-Grid Food Preservation Methods – How Did People Preserve Food In The 1500’s? Ginger– Eating the wrongs foods or foods that have spoiled during SHTF periods could become more common. Ginger helps prevent nausea whether it’s from upset stomach, pregnancy or motion sickness. In one study, ginger was shown to be more effective than Dramamine for subjects who suffer from motion sickness. Ginger grows in most climates and can be dehydrated. Onions– I could fill up a book on the benefits of onions but with so many varieties available and the ability to grow them in most any climate, onions are among the healthiest of foods. I know many individuals that find onions difficult to digest making it impossible for them to eat. But the majority of us have no such issues. Without including all the benefits here, see the link at the end of the article for additional details. Onions can also be chopped up and dehydrated for long storage life. Horseradish root– Another food item that grows in most climates, horseradish is a powerful plant that is connected to many health benefits, including its ability to reduce weight loss, lower blood pressure, alleviate respiratory conditions, build strong bones, improve immune system health, stimulate healthy digestion, and promotes heart health. Cayenne peppers– One of the best books I’ve read is by John Heinerman entitled The Health Benefits of Cayenne. It’s only 48 pages long and you’ll read it in an hour or so but no one I know explains the benefits of hot peppers like Heinerman. There are many varieties of hot peppers that grow in most climates but the key ingredient capsicum seems to be most prevalent in cayenne peppers. Its key benefits will help reduce the severity of colds, improves circulatory and digestive issues, infections, and respiratory ills. Like most items listed above, cayenne can be crushed and dehydrated. Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar– Again, I could fill up volumes explaining the health benefits of vinegar so I’ll spare you with those details. You can search for many articles and purchase books online with the many uses of apple cider vinegar including other benefits that don’t include ingesting it. Using Herbs for Good Health Now here is how I use some of the items on a regular basis for good health. One of the healthiest drinks you will ever taste is called Master Tonic. I have a link below with a YouTube video where I first learned how to make it. It’s made up of garlic, the hottest onion you can find (White or Spanish), hot peppers (I use cayenne and/or jalapeńo), ginger root, horseradish root and raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar. The secret to its benefits is the mixing of the ingredients. Even though any of the six ingredients are beneficial on their own, their combining enhances its benefits. One reason many prescriptions and O-T-C liquid medications include alcohol is that the alcohol enhances the other ingredients. So by mixing all six items here, it’s as if it each ingredient is on steroids. I’ll be the first to admit, you won’t find it pleasant tasting. I can’t take more than a sip or two without making an awful face. In the video link I included here, you will see the gentleman drink 2 oz of it while holding a straight face. I’ve been taking this for years and still make a face. Don’t drink it for the enjoyment (you won’t) but drink it for its benefit. Another tonic I drink every morning is called Apple Cider Vinegar Detox. Read link below for additional information. One of the ingredients you see here (lemons) won’t be available in most areas of the world after TSHTF but you can at least drink it now while available. It may also be beneficial to stock up on bottled lemon juice to use in place of freshly squeezed. Besides being a detox, studies show this drink will help you lose weight without doing any other changes in your diet and lifestyle. Includes 8-12 oz of warm water and the following: 2 Tbs lemon juice 2 Tbs apple cider vinegar 1 Tbs honey 1 Tsp cinnamon Place all ingredients in a blender for a few seconds and drink up. Certainly better tasting than the Master Tonic mentioned above. The last tonic I will mention here utilizes turmeric. There are a variety of ways to use it but I include: Turmeric Black pepper Lemon juice The link for this tonic includes carrot juice. I have also done it using olive oil instead of lemon juice. One Last Food Item for Good Health Here’s a food item that is delicious and its health benefits are like medicine…sauerkraut. Growing cabbage is easy and can be done in all areas of the U-S. By fermenting cabbage into sauerkraut, it’s not only healthy…but has a long shelf life. Canning sauerkraut is also easy. I have a link below that shows a simple way to make it in only a few days from your kitchen counter. Some don’t like the flavor of sauerkraut. However, I have found those people have often purchased it in a grocery store from a tin can. Ugh! No wonder they didn’t like it. In an SHTF scenario, you won’t be buying it in a can so making it is much more pleasant to eat and will include a higher level of Probiotics than you’ll find in the canned variety. Most people know that food purchased in tin cans has lost most, if not all of its nutritional value due to the high level of heat required to seal the can.

http://www.survivalonline101.com/no-doctors-no-hospitals-and-no-pharmacies-to-run/ 

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Researchers find ‘new and unanticipated’ source of radioactive waste leaking into the ocean 60 MILES from the site of the Fukushima disaster

Researchers found radioactive cesium in beaches up to 60 miles from the site

The radioactive material was found in the sands and in brackish groundwater

Over time, the researchers say it's slowly being released back into the ocean

They say it's not a health concern, as no one is exposed to or drinks the water

By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com Published: 18:49 EDT, 3 October 2017 | Updated: 18:58 EDT, 3 October 2017

It’s been six years since a massive earthquake, followed by a 50-foot tsunami, slammed into Japan's northeast coast, resulting in one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. But scientists have now discovered a ‘new and unanticipated’ source of radioactive waste left behind by the Fukushima disaster. New research has pinpointed radioactive material from the power plant in sands and brackish water as far as 60 miles away, and found it’s slowly being released back into the ocean. While the radioactive waste discovered in the new study is not considered to be a health concern, the find highlights another unexpected consequence of a nuclear meltdown far from the site of the disaster itself. In some cases, the levels in the groundwater were as much as 10 times higher than levels in the seawater in the harbour around Fukushima itself. And, levels of the radioactive material more than 3 feet deep in the sand were higher than that in the sediments offshore. In the study, the team collected samples from eight beaches within 60 miles of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant between 2013 and 2016. According to the researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Kanazawa University, the sands acted much like a sponge following the 2011 power plant failure, after high levels of radioactive cesium137 was carried along the coast by the ocean currents. As the waves and tides brought the material onto the ground, it ‘stuck’ to the surfaces of the sand grains. Over time, the radioactive cesium the sands retained is slowly leaching into the water. ‘No one is either exposed to, or drinks, these waters, and thus public health is not of primary concern here,’ the scientists said. WHAT THEY FOUND Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Kanazawa University collected samples from eight beaches within 60 miles of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant between 2013 and 2016. The researchers inserted 3- to 7-foot-long tubes into the sand, and pumped up the underlying groundwater. At the sites, they found two types of radioactive cesium – cesium-137, which may have come from either the Fukushima incident or from nuclear weapons tests during the 1950s and 60s, and cesium-134, which they say can only come from Fukushima. Cesium was found in both the sands and in the brackish groundwater beneath the beaches. Salt water causes the cesium to become unstuck, the researchers explain. As the waves and tides over the years brought the salty seawater in from the ocean, the brackish water was eventually able to release the cesium from the sand. And, this allows it to return to the ocean.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4946274/Scientists-radioactive-waste-60-miles-Fukushima.html#ixzz4v1mPEJh1 

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Former Google Engineer Developing ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOD With Plans To Give Life Unto The Image Of The Beast “For The Betterment Of Society”

October 3, 2017 by SkyWatch Editor

Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful Silicon Valley engineer is to set up an AI-worshipping religious organization. Anthony Levandowski, who is at the center of a legal battle between Uber and Google’s Waymo, has established a nonprofit religious corporation called Way of the Future, according to state filings first uncovered by Wired’s Backchannel. Way of the Future’s startling mission: “To develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.” The Way of the Future team did not respond to requests for more information about their proposed benevolent AI overlord, but history tells us that new technologies and scientific discoveries have continually shaped religion, killing old gods and giving birth to new ones. (READ MORE) Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society Olivia Solon Thursday 28 September 2017 04.00 EDT Last modified on Thursday 28 September 2017 16.52 EDT Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful Silicon Valley engineer is to set up an AI-worshipping religious organization. Anthony Levandowski, who is at the center of a legal battle between Uber and Google’s Waymo, has established a nonprofit religious corporation called Way of the Future, according to state filings first uncovered by Wired’s Backchannel. Way of the Future’s startling mission: “To develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.” Levandowski was co-founder of autonomous trucking company Otto, which Uber bought in 2016. He was fired from Uber in May amid allegations that he had stolen trade secrets from Google to develop Otto’s self-driving technology. He must be grateful for this religious fall-back project, first registered in 2015. The Way of the Future team did not respond to requests for more information about their proposed benevolent AI overlord, but history tells us that new technologies and scientific discoveries have continually shaped religion, killing old gods and giving birth to new ones. As author Yuval Noah Harari notes: “That is why agricultural deities were different from hunter-gatherer spirits, why factory hands and peasants fantasised about different paradises, and why the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century are far more likely to spawn unprecedented religious movements than to revive medieval creeds.” Religions, Harari argues, must keep up with the technological advancements of the day or they become irrelevant, unable to answer or understand the quandaries facing their disciples. “The church does a terrible job of reaching out to Silicon Valley types,” acknowledges Christopher Benek a pastor in Florida and founding chair of the Christian Transhumanist Association. Silicon Valley, meanwhile, has sought solace in technology and has developed quasi-religious concepts including the “singularity”, the hypothesis that machines will eventually be so smart that they will outperform all human capabilities, leading to a superhuman intelligence that will be so sophisticated it will be incomprehensible to our tiny fleshy, rational brains. For futurists like Ray Kurzweil, this means we’ll be able to upload copies of our brains to these machines, leading to digital immortality. Others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn that such systems pose an existential threat to humanity. “With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon,” Musk said at a conference in 2014. “In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like – yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon. Doesn’t work out.” Benek argues that advanced AI is compatible with Christianity – it’s just another technology that humans have created under guidance from God that can be used for good or evil. “I totally think that AI can participate in Christ’s redemptive purposes,” he said, by ensuring it is imbued with Christian values. “Even if people don’t buy organized religion, they can buy into ‘do unto others’.” For transhumanist and “recovering Catholic” Zoltan Istvan, religion and science converge conceptually in the singularity. “God, if it exists as the most powerful of all singularities, has certainly already become pure organized intelligence,” he said, referring to an intelligence that “spans the universe through subatomic manipulation of physics”. “And perhaps, there are other forms of intelligence more complicated than that which already exist and which already permeate our entire existence. Talk about ghost in the machine,” he added. For Istvan, an AI-based God is likely to be more rational and more attractive than current concepts (“the Bible is a sadistic book”) and, he added, “this God will actually exist and hopefully will do things for us.” We don’t know whether Levandowski’s Godhead ties into any existing theologies or is a manmade alternative, but it’s clear that advancements in technologies including AI and bioengineering kick up the kinds of ethical and moral dilemmas that make humans seek the advice and comfort from a higher power: what will humans do once artificial intelligence outperforms us in most tasks? How will society be affected by the ability to create super-smart, athletic “designer babies” that only the rich can afford? Should a driverless car kill five pedestrians or swerve to the side to kill the owner? If traditional religions don’t have the answer, AI – or at least the promise of AI – might be alluring.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/28/artificial-intelligence-god-anthony-levandowski 

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Very Violent Reversal Before End of 2017 – James Rickards

By Greg Hunter On October 4, 2017 In Market Analysis

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

Four time best-selling financial book author James Rickards says don’t get too comfortable with the record high stock prices. Rickards explains, “I think the markets will have a very violent reversal in late November or early December. Let me be specific about why because I never make claims like this without backing it up. . . . Here’s what’s going on. Right now, markets are priced for a Fed rate hike in December. . . . The stock market is interpreting this rate hike as economic strength . . . everything is set for a violent reversal because the Fed is not going to hike interest rates in December.” So, why is the Fed not going to raise rates? Rickards says it’s because of not enough inflation and way too much deflation. This has the Fed scared to move. Rickards contends, “Why is deflation a central bank’s worst nightmare? The answer is deflation increases the real value of debt. In other words, the dollar actually gets stronger in a deflationary environment. If I owe you dollars, and the dollar just got stronger, I owe you more money in real terms. It becomes more difficult to pay off debt in a deflationary environment because my income is drying up. The real burden of debt is going up, and if I couldn’t pay you to begin with, deflation is going to make it more difficult to repay you. . . . Imagine if we had one or two percent deflation . . . and the value of the debt was going up. The defaults would be even worse. Bad debts would pile up. The banking system would be under threat. Tax collections would go down in nominal terms. The credit of the U.S. government would be called into question. The U.S. government might default. These are all the horrendous consequences of deflation, and it’s why central banks cannot have deflation.” So, what happens if Rickards is correct and the Fed does not raise rates? Rickards says, “When that happens, and I think it will happen . . . all of a sudden, the dollar is going to get weaker, the euro is going to get stronger, gold is going to go up and bonds are going to rally. So, there will be a lot of big market effects. I am not talking the end of the world . . . . I am not talking about a total meltdown. I am talking about a violent repricing of some major commodities and bonds . . . because the market thinks the Fed is going to raise, and they’re not.” Is there a danger in October as many believe there could be? Rickards says “yes,” and it comes from increased tensions with North Korea. Rickards says, “We have a window from October 10th to October 21st. What is the significance of that window? October 10th is the anniversary of the communist party of North Korea. Kim Jong Un is getting ready to test more missiles. . . . We have two catalysts. The anniversary on October 10th and war games (with South Korea) on October 21st. In that window is when I expect one or more missile tests. That’s going to be another wake up call to the markets. The markets are sleepwalking . . . they don’t understand this war is coming, and it is coming. A shooting war, a pre-emptive war, a kinetic war with the United States against North Korea, I do expect by mid-2018. . . . Kim Jong Un thinks we are bluffing. We are not.” Rickards also restates his case for “$10,000 gold” and contends it’s at a relatively low price, and people should buy it now and simply hold it.

https://usawatchdog.com/very-violent-reversal-before-end-of-2017-james-rickards/ 

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Catalan Independence: Why The Collective Hates It When People Walk Away

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 03:12 Brandon Smith

I have written many times in the past about the singular conflict at the core of most human crises and disasters, a conflict that sabotages human endeavor and retards critical thought. This conflict not only stems from social interaction, it also exists within the psyche of the average individual. It is an inherent contradiction of the human experience that at times can fuel great accomplishment, but usually leads to great tragedy. I am of course talking about the conflict between our inborn need for self determination versus our inborn desire to hand over responsibility to a community through group effort — sovereignty versus collectivism. In my view, the source of the problem is that most people wrongly assume that "collectivism" is somehow the same as community. This is entirely false, and those who make this claim are poorly educated on what collectivism actually means. It is important to make a distinction here; the grouping of people is not necessarily or automatically collectivism unless that group seeks to subjugate the individuality of its participants. Collectivism cannot exist where individual freedom is valued. People can still group together voluntarily for mutual benefit and retain respect for the independence of members (i.e. community, rather than collectivism). This distinction matters because there is a contingent of political and financial elites that would like us to believe that there is no middle ground between the pursuits of society and the liberties of individuals. That is to say, we are supposed to assume that all our productive energies and our safety and security belong to society. Either that, or we are extremely selfish and self serving "individualists" that are incapable of "seeing the bigger picture." The mainstream discussion almost always revolves around these two extremes. We never hear the concept that society exists to serve individual freedom and innovation and that a community of individuals is the strongest possible environment for the security and future of humanity as a whole. Thus, the mainstream argument becomes a kabuki theater between the "ignorantly destructive" populists/nationalists/individualists versus the more "reasonable" and supposedly forward thinking socialists/globalists/multiculturalists. The truth is, sovereignty champions can be pro-individual liberty and also pro-community or pro-nation, as long as that community is voluntary. Collectivists will have none of this, however, and despite their intellectual and "rational" facade, they will often turn to brutality in order to disrupt any movement to decentralize power. The civil unrest in the Spanish region of Catalonia is an interesting example of the tyranny of the collectivist ideology. According to mainstream doctrine, Spain is supposed to be a "decentralized unitary state" made up of "autonomous communities," all with their own statutes and self governing bodies "loosely" regulated by the Spanish constitution of 1978. Catalonia, along with a couple other regions and cities in Spain, has long fought for true autonomy from the central government in Madrid. This separatist culture was crushed under the heel of Francisco Franco's dictatorial regime after the Spanish Civil War which started in 1936. After Franco's death in 1975, Spain began its "transition to democracy" (democracy being the tyranny of the majority rather than tyranny by military regime). Once again, Catalonia's push for independence returned. The reasons for a Catalan secession are multitude and are of course noble or nefarious depending on which side you talk to. From my research, it would seem the primary drive for Catalonia is economic. Spain is one of the more indebted member states in the European Union with a national debt near 100% of GDP. The "great recession" starting in 2008 struck Spain particularly hard, with around 21% of the general population officially in poverty and over 40% of all children officially in poverty. Unemployment according to government statistics hovers near 18%. Catalonia is the most prosperous region in Spain's economy, accounting for nearly 20% of total GDP. Catalans also assert that taxation in their region is a primary pillar for the Spanish government, which has not returned the favor with sufficient investment in infrastructure in the region. In essence, there is a "taxation without representation" feel to the conflict, and Americans in particular know very well how that kind of situation can end. On the other side of the debate, it is clear that if Catalonia leaves the Spanish system on negative terms, then Spain's already crumbling economy will be destroyed. The motivation for Spain to keep control of Catalonia is high just on the grounds of economic disaster. Beyond the economic issue, another interesting side note on Spain is its intense social justice (cultural Marxism) programs. While Europeans often suggest Spain as being a "conservative" government, in policy and action this is simply not true. Spain is notorious for being one of the most militantly feminist governments in the EU aside from Sweden, and this is saying something given the socialist nature of the EU. Gender laws and divorce laws in the country offer some of the most draconian double standards against men I have ever witnessed. Perhaps this will give you a kind of litmus test for the sort of culture we are dealing with here, and maybe it accounts for some discontent in certain portions of the Spanish population. Catalonia itself is often cited as being "more liberal" in its political orientation in comparison to the rest of Spain. Of course, the term "liberal" can mean many different things in Europe depending on the nation, and American definitions do not necessarily apply. Just as Europeans tend to have no understanding whatsoever of what "conservatism" means in the U.S., Americans have a hard time understanding all the intricacies of the various levels of "liberalism" in Europe. That said, what side of the political spectrum Catalonia sits on is irrelevant to greater discussion. What I actually enjoy pointing out here is the fact that whether you look at the Franco era of nationalist totalitarianism, or the "semi" socialist and hyper-cultural Marxist era of today, the Spanish government STILL acts the same in its despotism against Catalan separation or independence. It is not as if the socialists set out to right the wrongs of the Franco regime once it fell. Not at all. Instead, they merely perpetuated the same attitude of centralization while wearing a smiling face. Once again, we see that there is very little difference between fascism and communism/socialism when we get down to core behaviors and policies. Collectivists, regardless of what other labels they use to identify themselves, have certain rules that they consistently follow in order to maintain power. One of those rules is that the collective is indivisible. They might pontificate endlessly about their superior democratic ideals, but when some people vote to leave en masse, either in polling booths or with their feet, the mask of benevolence always comes off and the true monster behind collectivism is revealed. As we have seen in Catalonia, this monstrous behavior is undeniable. The Spanish government has set out to prevent not just separation, it has sought to prevent the very act of voting on separation using police and military force. In essence, martial law was been declared in Catalonia in order to stop the people from enacting the very democratic ideals the Spanish government claims it enshrines.

http://www.alt-market.com/articles/3289-catalan-independence-why-the-collective-hates-it-when-people-walk-away 

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Hotel Guest Next Door To Las Vegas Shooter Saw ‘Multiple Gunmen’

Posted on October 3, 2017 by Jim     M2 Voice

An Australian man who was staying in the room next to the shooter in the Mandalay Bay has confirmed he witnessed multiple gunmen involved in the Las Vegas attack. “There were multiple people dead and multiple shooters. I was just hiding waiting for police to come get us. I got outside safely and was hiding in bushes,” Brian Hodge told Australia’s Courier-Mail. Mr. Hodge, who was staying in room 32134, next door to Stephen Paddock in room 32135, also provided important information when he revealed that a security guard was killed by police. “My floor is a crime scene. They killed a security guard on my floor.” Who was the “security guard” who was killed by police? Wendy Miller from Cooroy, on the Sunshine Coast – another Australian caught up in the Las Vegas shooting – may have provided a missing piece of the puzzle. Also speaking to the Courier-Mail, Ms Miller said she was at a bar in the nearby Luxor Hotel with her husband when she saw what she described as a “man of interest” run by. Ms Miller said the man sprinted through her hotel after coming off an escalator from the Mandalay Bay. “The man that they [security] were chasing was wearing a security jacket like them,” she said. Mr Hodge’s eyewitness report of multiple gunmen and a dead security guard, and with Ms Miller’s report of a security guard being chased by authorities, suggest that the mainstream media narrative of the “lone wolf” gunman is not the truth. The fact is that this was an orchestrated, co-ordinated attack by multiple conspirators, and the mainstream media are attempting to cover it up. Video footage confirms multiple shooters Two explosive videos provided to Your News Wire have also confirmed there were multiple shooters involved in a co-ordinated attack, and the mainstream media of a “lone wolf” gunman operating without a motive is a lie. Both videos show gunfire originating from the fourth floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, much lower than the 32nd floor, where the mainstream media is claiming Stephen Paddock, a “lone wolf”, fired on the crowd using an automatic weapon. The mainstream media narrative regarding Paddock’s motives have also been debunked by FBI sources who reportedly claimed the shooter has links to Antifa as well as ISIS. But mainstream media is actively covering up the information, claiming Paddock had “no political or religious affiliations or interests.” The fact is the Las Vegas shooting was clearly a co-ordinated false flag attack, orchestrated by Paddock as well as at least one other as yet unidentified gunman operating from the fourth floor of the hotel. The mass shooting and scores of dead will be used by the elite to further push their nefarious agenda. Anybody who looks into the information available to them on the internet will arrive at the same conclusion. Unfortunately anybody who relies on mainstream media for their information will be force-fed a very different conclusion. The questions must be asked: why is the mainstream media covering for a mass murderer? Why are they attempting to rewrite his past and erase his political affiliations? The answers are simple. The corporate media, controlled by a small, elite oligarchy, is operating on behalf of the New World Order, attempting to mislead the public into believing their enemies are their friends, and their friends are their enemies. It doesn’t suit the mainstream media’s agenda to have an Antifa member responsible for the worst mass shooting in American history. They are actively engaged in covering up this fact up so they can continue pushing the New World Order’s sick and twisted agenda. Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, was an Antifa member who carried out the worst mass shooting in American history in order to create further division in American society, push the country towards civil war, and further the agenda of the elites. Official Antifa facebook page, Antifa Melbourne, congratulated Stephen Paddock after the bloodiest mass shooting in America’s history, before deleting the post after a torrent of criticism. There is an active campaign to sow division and create chaos in the United States. Organized groups are working on behalf of global organizations with the most nefarious of goals. We need to wake up and stop believing everything fed to us by the mainstream media. They have proven themselves completely unreliable. We need to stop hiding from the truth.

http://www.m2voice.co.uk/hotel-guest-next-door-to-las-vegas-shooter-saw-multiple-gunmen/ 

http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/hotel-guest-next-door-las-vegas-shooter-saw-multiple-gunmen/209094 

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600 earthquakes hit Llaima volcano (Chile), 45 daily explosions at Sabancaya (Peru)

By Strange Sounds - Oct 3, 2017

The volcanic unrest is increasing around the world.

Anomalous seismic activity recorded below Llaima volcano in Chile, while Sabancaya volcano in Peru is exploding 45 times per day since a week! An anomalous swarm of more than 600 earthquakes – never seen in years – is currently hitting below Llaima in Chile. According to Sernageomin, a series of at least 600 LP-type low frequency tremors, commonly associated with the dynamics of fluids inside the volcanic system, is striking under Llaima volcano since Sunday 1 October. Such an increased seismicity has not been reported since years and thus is kind of frightening or residents and officials. This new seismic phase shows a change in the behavior of the activity, but the accumulated energy is still low enought. Therefore, the alert level of the Llaima volcano remains at green. Meanwhile in Peru, the Sabancaya volcano explodes at least 45 times per day since 2 weeks now, with ash and gas plumes reaching a maximum height of 3,500 m above the crater. The level of alert of the volcano remains at ORANGE, while the Misti and Ubinas volcanoes, also in Peru, remain at the green alert level.

http://strangesounds.org/2017/10/volcanic-unrest-600-earthquakes-hit-llaima-volcano-chile-45-daily-explosions-at-sabancaya-peru.html 

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SABOTEURS PART 18: The Great Seal Prophecy of America’s Coming Grey Champion

October 3, 2017 by Sky Watch Editor

In The Secret Teachings for All Ages, celebrated 33rd-Degree Freemason Manly P. Hall said: Not only were many of the founders of the United States Government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and august body existing in Europe, which helped them to establish this country for a peculiar and particular purpose known only to the initiated few. The Great Seal is the signature of this exalted body—unseen and for the most part unknown—and the unfinished pyramid upon its reverse side is a trestleboard setting forth symbolically the task to the accomplishment of which the United States Government was dedicated from the day of its inception. [i] Hall spoke of many things regarding the Freemasonic symbolism of our capital city, but by far the most powerful signature of intent by the society, as Hall just stated, is the Great Seal. He didn’t even try to hide the fact that the Seal involves a “task”—a “peculiar and particular” one that our nation was “dedicated” to by our founding fathers from “inception”! Hermes Trismegistus of the Hermetic Corpus wisdom texts prized by the Rosicrucians (and by extension, the Freemasons) regaled his disciple with a principle for the workings of the universe: “As Above, So Below.” This code is so buried in esoteric mysticism today that you find it even modeled by “The Magician” in the tarot deck; one of his hands holds a wand toward Heaven, and the other points to the earth, signifying the magician’s (and alchemist’s) role in the metaphysical link between Heaven and earth—and this artwork is a direct result of the “As Above, So Below” maxim. Straight from Trismegistus’ Emerald Tablet writing from the Hermetica is the explanation of this mystical connection: That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing. And just as all things have come from this One Thing, through the meditation of One Mind, so do all created things originate from this One Thing, through Transformation. [ii] To those who are understandably confused by this obscure and cryptic text and what this “One Thing” might be, consider what Nikki Scully writes about the Emerald Tablet in her book, Alchemical Healing: A Guide to Spiritual, Physical, and Transformational Medicine: The basic tenets of alchemy are distilled in the Emerald Tablet, one of the most quoted and studied of the guiding treatises of alchemical lore.… The Tablet suggests that “that which is above is the same as that which is below: All that exists is of One Mind, or of One Thing, and they are the same.” It is the goal of the alchemist to bring spirit and matter into alignment and harmony. Within that relationship rests the secret of creation, and with it our ability to co-create our own reality…. The language used to convey ancient and medieval alchemy was purposely misleading, encoded in terms so difficult to understand that the majority of those who tried to decipher it were either led astray or forced to give up.… Throughout all the processes of alchemy, it is important to remember the teaching from the Emerald Tablet…. What happens in the spirit world is a reflection of what happens in the physical world. [iii] Simply put, what happens on this earth can be controlled, manipulated, redirected, or entirely created based on the powerful, metaphysical link between the unseen realm and the enlightened few (magicians, sorcerers, alchemists, master Freemasons, etc.). What happens below on our natural earth, according to this philosophy, can mirror that of the supernatural—and the ambitions of a new society (or New World Order) become tangible via this concentration. Such a “mirror” is openly displayed in the Great Seal. It does, as Hall signifies, “symbolically” relate the “task” to which our country was “dedicated.” He made it clear, as did Nikki Scully, that these symbols and languages are “purposely misleading” to the general public. It is perhaps no wonder, then, that the nation remains misled and that only students of archaic/esoteric symbolism would be able to decipher the true “peculiar and particular purpose” of the Seal’s design. By allowing the imagery to appear nationalistic in its branding, the truth can be shrouded behind what the general public perceives as patriotic. When digging through the piles of research available on the Great Seal since its conception in 1776 (approved in 1782), the following implications are offered: The Obverse Side The animal chosen to bear the US Coat of Arms (with thirteen stripes) is the American Bald Eagle, supposedly chosen “because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.… The eagle represents freedom. Living as he does on the tops of lofty mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of Nature, he has unlimited freedom, whether with strong pinions he sweeps into the valleys below, or upward into the boundless spaces beyond.”[iv] However, as stately as this all sounds, it is common knowledge that the earlier sketches were of William Barton’s “phoenix in a nest of flames.” Of this, Manly Hall said, “Its selection would of course have been appropriate.” He went on to say: Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers such as Clement, Herodotus, and Pliny; in size and shape it resembled the eagle…. The Phoenix, it was said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges. Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection. All symbols have their origin in something tangible, and the Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or re-born [think Horus/Osiris]. Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise [or enlightened] are born again. The Phoenix symbol is important in another way, as an emblem among nearly all civilized nations of royalty, power, superiority, and immortality. The Phoenix of China is identical in meaning with the Phoenix of Egypt; and the Phoenix of the Greeks is the same as the Thunder Bird of the American Indians.… It is immediately evident that the bird on the original seal is not an eagle…but the Phoenix…. The beak is of a different shape, the neck is much longer, and the small tuft of hair at the back of the head leaves no doubt as to the artist’s intention.[v] So, as far as Hall was concerned, and as far as the historical evidence shows, the eagle was never an eagle, but a reincarnating bird held to high importance in Freemasonic mysticism. However, there is yet another corresponding mythological link to the eagle as the representative phoenix. Several other birds could have been chosen to be the veiled phoenix if the artist was deliberate in shaping their lines, but in the family tree of the Roman pantheon, Jupiter (Zeus to the Greeks) was the father of Apollo, and his sacred animal was the eagle, who almost never leaves his side. When this very eagle was combined with a thunderbolt in its talons in artwork—a common occurrence on Greek and Roman coins—the eagle was to be considered Jupiter, himself, in animal form. Interestingly, in almost every single depiction of this state, the eagle has its wings outstretched in precisely the same stance as the Eagle of the Great Seal, and its head is always facing the same direction. The comparison of the two images is so striking that if one were to approach a person with no understanding of the identities or symbolism of either the Roman/Greek coins or the US Seal (or US history), he or she would understandably think the Roman/Greek coin was an antique coin of America’s ancient past. The unbearded “underworld Jupiter”—also known as Veiove, Vetis, or Vejovis, depending on the region the myth hails from—is depicted with a cluster of arrows in his hand, just like the eagle of the Great Seal. Thus, there is a distinct allegory existing that the eagle of the US might in fact be a stand-in for the father of the Apollo/Osiris/Horus, who will be reborn into this world through reincarnation/resurrection—and who will arrive to finally place the missing “apex stone” upon the unfinished pyramid (on the reverse side of the Seal) for the New Atlantis. In the eagle’s left talon are thirteen arrows, said to represent the thirteen original colonies; in its right talon is an olive branch (with thirteen leaves and thirteen olives, again for the thirteen original colonies), said to represent peace. The duality of the arrows and the olive branch signifies, or so we’re told, that our nation desires peace however and whenever possible (which is why the eagle has its head turned to the peaceful side), but we are ready to bravely go to war if necessary to preserve our values. Above the eagle’s head is a “glory” with thirteen stars, and from its beak is an unraveled scroll with the words E PLURIBUS UNUM—which translates, “out of many, one” (alternatively, “one, out of many”)—made up of thirteen letters. (The English translation, when including the comma, is also comprised of thirteen characters.) The phrase E pluribus unum is said to have strong ties to another by Greek philosopher Heraclitus, whose writings survive only in what is called “the Fragments.” Fragment 10 reads, “The one is made up of all things, and all things issue from the one,” which is strangely similar to the Hermetic “As Above, So Below” maxim adored by Freemasons: “And just as all things have come from this One Thing, through the meditation of One Mind, so do all created things originate from this One Thing.”

http://skywatchtv.com/2017/10/03/saboteurs-part-18-great-seal-prophecy-americas-coming-grey-champion/ 

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Rural America Is Dying A Slow And Miserable Death But Only The Local Inhabitants Seem To Notice

October 3, 2017 danama Alternative

It was happening slowly but now it is happening faster. The crown jewels of the rural areas, the graduating children, are leaving and taking their potential with them. As rural businesses shut down and opportunities dwindle, younger people are leaving to seek out greener pastures. That is a travesty for small towns and the traditions they have maintained for generations. There are two main reasons why the youth of America are leaving small towns. One is the economy and the other is the social environment. There are no good jobs and there is nothing to do outside of work. Growing youth need to be kept busy with something and lacking that they will seek out excitement. When the community they grow up in fails to provide them with the opportunities they need they eventually leave and never come back. This is leading to ever smaller towns that are beginning to disappear as the older generation dies off. If rural communities want to reverse this trend they will have to solve those two problems. They will need to promote locally owned businesses to provide the jobs needed to keep people from moving to cities and they will need to provide a certain amount of entertainment to keep the youth happy.  Multinational companies have stripped the economic base out of small towns as the profits from these businesses get sent to wall street instead of being held locally providing capital for growth and innovation. Smaller local operations employing 5 to 10 people can capitalize on local resources to provide good paying jobs to entice the youth so they can stay local and start a family there. Replacing a few multinational companies with dozens of local operations will make the local area more resilient during economic downturns and insure local access to products produced there. This type of return to a local economy will happen eventually anyway if economic conditions deteriorate to the point of cutting off goods and services to rural areas. Out of necessity these areas will reconstitute an economic base to provide necessities to the population unless government gets in the way. Multinational companies will pull out and go to where the money is in the world leaving the impoverished towns in their wake after having stripped them economically. At that point the only question is whether the town is still big enough to rebuild a local economy or if the aging population will simply see the end of the community. With no youth to help rebuild the economy it will likely signal the end. It has been said that the most important thing a farmer raises are a set of children with a good work ethic and a set of moral values. These two things are something that the current youth is desperately missing in America. As more people migrate to larger cities to find the life they seek, their urban children are left to their own devices as both of their parents work full time to provide a home where children no longer need to have a job and are entertained by the moral codes prevalent in the urban areas. This is creating a generation of entitlement minded youths that provide little value to their communities. The Book of Secrets | Survival things our great grandfathers did or built around the house. With fewer of these youths growing up in rural areas, the values that helped build this country are becoming obsolete. A new paradigm is building that will ultimately tear this country apart as the old world with its traditions and the new world with its entitlements fight for control. As the song says, you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything, is a lesson today’s youth will have to learn through bitter experience. As rural areas go, so goes the nation. The destruction of our rural heritage will signal the coming of a new paradigm that is not sustainable and will provide no hope for future generations. Unfortunately, that is what certain groups are hoping for. The destruction of the nuclear family will provide a future of chaos and confusion and allow a select few to maintain power over the many. Unless there is a shift back to rural communities and local production soon, the future of this country will be very different from the past, and not for the better.

http://webnewsorder.com/2017/rural-america-is-dying-a-slow-and-miserable-death/ 

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Bionic spider silk: Researchers have developed a super strong “biocomposite” with the potential to revolutionize numerous industries

Monday, October 02, 2017 by: Tracey Watson

(Natural News) Spider webs are known to be among the strongest natural materials known to man. For example, the webs of a type of spider found in Papua New Guinea are so strong that fishermen use them as handheld fishing nets. Additionally, in 2010, scientists discovered that the web of a species of orb weaver in Madagascar is the strongest biological material on the planet. Now, a team of researchers from the Graphene Flagship has discovered a way to make spider silk even stronger using graphene-based materials. Science Daily is reporting that silk spun naturally by spiders that have had graphene and carbon nanotubes introduced into their environment is up to three times stronger and 10 times tougher than ordinary spider silk. The study was conducted by researchers from Italy’s University of Trento and the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge in the U.K., and was published in 2D Materials. So, what is graphene in simple terms? Essentially a layer of pure carbon tightly packed together in a honeycomb-shaped lattice, graphene is the thinnest, lightest and strongest compound known to man. It is also the best conductor of heat at room temperature, and the best-known conductor of electricity. Researchers are looking at ways to harness its incredible strength in the development of Kevlar vests and even for use as a building material. Natural materials have some incredible properties that simply cannot be duplicated with man-made creations. Harnessing and even expanding these natural properties is therefore being eagerly researched by scientists around the globe. How to enhance the amazing mechanical properties of spider silk is one of the areas being keenly investigated. For this particular study, researchers sprayed solutions of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene within the enclosures of the test spiders. After the spiders ingested these materials, their silk was tested to look for possible changes. (Related: Silk fibers may help repair nerve damage in humans.) Science Daily explains the results: The silks showed enhanced mechanical properties compared to reference silks collected from the same spiders, with significant increases in the strength, toughness and elasticity of the biocomposite silk threads. The strongest silk threads had a fracture strength of up to 5.4 GPa, over 3 times as strong as the unmodified silks, as well as a tenfold increase of toughness modulus up to 2.1 GPa. The research team believes that this enhanced strength can be used in applications as diverse as the reinforcement of parachutes and improving the strength of medical dressings. (Related: Discover other amazing scientific breakthroughs at Scientific.news.) “Humans have used silkworm silks widely for thousands of years, but recently research has focused on spider silk, as it has promising mechanical properties. It is among the best spun polymer fibres in terms of tensile strength, ultimate strain, and especially toughness, even when compared to synthetic fibres such as Kevlar,” said Nicola Pugno from the University of Trento. “Our study looked at whether spider silk’s properties could be ‘enhanced’ by artificially incorporating various different nanomaterials into the silk’s biological protein structures. This is the highest fibre toughness reported to date, and a strength comparable to that of the strongest carbon fibres or limpet teeth,” she added. Though the researchers stress the need for further studies, they are excited about the endless possibilities of this composite inspired by nature.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-02-bionic-spider-silk-researchers-have-developed-a-super-strong-biocomposite-with-the-potential-to-revolutionize-industries.html 

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"Putin Is The New Master Of The Middle East"

by Tyler Durden Oct 3, 2017 6:35 PM

With the Trump administration lately focused mostly on domestic policy - even as Mueller's ongoing Russian probe continues to hang over Trump's head - US power and influence in the Middle East has found itself in retreat, a continuation of unsuccessful and/or failed policies implemented by the Obama administration, resulting in a power vacuum that has to be filled, and one country has emerged willing to take America's spot. As Bloomberg writes today, "the Israelis and Turks, the Egyptians and Jordanians - they’re all beating a path to the Kremlin in the hope that Vladimir Putin, the new master of the Middle East, can secure their interests and fix their problems." And now, none other than Saudi Arabia is the latest to make friendly overtures toward the Kremlin, when Saudi King Salman visits Moscow on Wednesday, the first monarch of the oil-rich kingdom to do so. At the top of his agenda will be reining in Iran, a close Russian ally seen as a deadly foe by most Gulf Arab states. As Bloomberg concedes, until very recently, Washington stood alone as the go-to destination for such leaders. Now, however, "American power in the region is perceptibly in retreat" a testament to the success of Russia’s military intervention in Syria, which has not only succeeded in squashing the local Islamic State threat, but kept President Bashar al-Assad in power after years of U.S. insistence that he must go. “It changed the reality, the balance of power on the ground,” said Dennis Ross, America’s former chief Mideast peace negotiator who advised several presidents from George H. W. Bush to Barack Obama. “Putin has succeeded in making Russia a factor in the Middle East. That’s why you see a constant stream of Middle Eastern visitors going to Moscow.” There's also money: as RT writes, a joint Russian-Saudi fund to invest in the energy sector will be announced during the forthcoming visit of the Saudi King to Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the Al Arabiya TV Channel. According to Novak, the basic agreement to establish the $1 billion fund has already been reached. Novak said Russia is "focused on developing cooperation with Saudi Arabia not only within the OPEC framework but also outside the cartel,” including the energy sector, the electric power sector, and renewable energy resources. Additionally, Moscow and Riyadh are expected to announce a new investment platform and manufacturing projects. Last week, the Director-General of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev praised significant results in investment cooperation between the RDIF and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF). In 2015 the two sovereign funds agreed to a partnership, establishing a joint $10 billion platform and inking several investment deals. RDIF has also signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), to jointly search for investment projects in Russia. SAGIA is supposed to bring Russian companies to the Arabian market. Still, Putin's success will bring problems, because as conflicting demands pile up, it won't be easy to send all the visitors home satisfied. “The more you try to adopt a position of dealing with all sides, the more you find that it’s hard to play that game,’’ Ross said. To be sure, Moscow was a major power in the Middle East during the Cold War, arming Arab states against Israel, however as communism collapsed in the late 1980s, so did Russia's influence. When the US invaded Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein, Russia was a bystander, unable to do more than protest. However, the tables began to turn in 2013, when the U.S. under Obama decided not to attack Assad. Two years later, Putin sent troops and planes to defend him. For the most part, America’s local allies were firmly in the Assad-must-go camp. They were disillusioned when U.S. military might wasn’t deployed to force him out. Russia’s clout in the region has grown “because Obama allowed it to,’’ said Khaled Batarfi, a professor at Alfaisal University’s branch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. “Unfortunately he withdrew to a great extent from the Middle East.’’ That view is widespread. It was bluntly expressed last month by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who spent years urging American action against Assad. Talks with the U.S. “couldn’t get any results,’’ he said. And, as discussed here previously, Turkey has now alligned with Russia and Iran in a plan to de-escalate the conflict. It’s “achieving a result,’’ Erdogan said. Two years ago, tensions between Putin and Erdogan had threatened to boil over, after the Turkish military shot down a Russian jet on the Syrian border. Last Friday, the Russian president flew to Ankara for dinner with his Turkish counterpart and “friend,’’ who’s agreed to buy Russian S-400 air defense missile systems, riling fellow NATO members. Meanwhile, in the most bizarre reversal, the Saudis, who had financed rebels fighting against Assad as well as radical, Al Qaeda splinter groups and according to Hillary Clinton, the Islamic State itself, are cooperating with Russia in coaxing the opposition to unite for peace talks – which will likely cement the Syrian leader in power, even as Saudi Arabia has splintered from its long-time ally Qatar. America’s Middle East allies mostly welcomed the change of U.S. president, and Donald Trump’s tough talk about challenging Iran. So far, though, he’s stuck close to his predecessor’s policy in Syria, concentrating on fighting Islamic State not Assad. So, as the goal of regime-change in Syria recedes, priorities have shifted. The Saudis and other Arab Gulf powers are urging Russia to reduce Iran’s role in Syria, where Hezbollah and other Shiite militias supported by Tehran have provided shock troops for Assad’s offensive. “Russia is better off not to be on one side of it. That’s the key message," Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, a U.A.E.-based political analyst, told Bloomberg. “Here is the king, representing Arab Gulf countries, representing a lot of geopolitical weight, coming to Russia. And Russia has to take that into consideration.’’ However any expectations the Saudi monarch may have of inserting a wedge between Russia and Iran will soon be dashed: Putin won’t shift his stance on Iran to accommodate Saudi wishes, according to a person close to the Kremlin quoted by Bloomberg. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has visited Russia four times in the past 18 months, has also found it hard to sway the Russian leader. In August, Netanyahu told Putin that Iran’s growing foothold in Syria is “unacceptable.’’ In September he told CNN that the Iranians are trying to “colonize’’ Syria with the aim of “destroying us and conquering the Middle East." Russia, though, refused his demand for a buffer zone inside Syria that would keep the forces of Iran and Hezbollah at least 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the Israeli border, a person familiar with the matter in Moscow said. Instead, Russia offered a 5-kilometer exclusion zone, the person said. Relishing its newly-found power broker position, Russia also rejected a U.S. demand to make the Euphrates river a dividing line between Syrian government troops and U.S.-supported forces in eastern Syria. This led to a race to capture territory from retreating Islamic State fighters in a strategic and oil-rich border region, and is currently manifesting itself in the scramble to control Drer Ezzor. At the same time, Russia has succeeded in keeping open channels of communication to all sides, from Iran to Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian radical Islamist group Hamas to Israel, said Ayham Kamel, Middle East and North Africa director at Eurasia Group. While Russia didn’t give way on the buffer zone, it has a tacit understanding that permits Israel to carry out airstrikes against Hezbollah in Syria, said Andrey Kortunov, director general of the Russian International Affairs Council, a research group set up by the Kremlin. It’s been mediating, along with Egypt, to end the decade-old inter-Palestinian rift between Fatah in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. Putin invited rival Libyan factions to Moscow, after a series of peace efforts by other countries came to nothing. Russia has become a leading investor in oil-rich Iraqi Kurdistan, and was one of the few world powers to refrain from condemning its recent vote on independence. What is most surprising, is that in economic terms, the contest for influence looks dramatically one sided: America’s GDP is 13 times Russia’s. However, that’s not always the decisive factor, said Alexander Zotov, Moscow’s ambassador to Syria from 1989 to 1994. “Sometimes you have two boxers coming out to the ring, one is huge with bulging muscles and the other is smaller but nimble, and has a better technique,’’ he said. Making matters worse, the nimble fox has managed to, supposedly, sway US elections courtesy of $100,000 in Facebook ads, when both the Clinton and Trump campaign spent hundreds of millions. While economics are a limiting factor for Russia, Putin has another material advantage over American presidents according to Paul Salem, vice president of the Middle East Institute in Washington. He has no Congress to worry about, and no elections that he risks losing. Putin has been around for almost two decades, a long time in geopolitics, with “very consistent leadership, a consistent message,” Salem said. “He says what he does, he does what he says.” Russia’s rise came as U.S. policy makers grew preoccupied with Asia, and the American public tired of Middle East wars – something both Obama and Trump acknowledged. To be sure, “Washington remains the indispensable power in the region,’’ said Eurasia’s Kamel. But its commitment to traditional alliances is weakening, he said, and that’s encouraged regional leaders to hedge their bets. As Bloomberg concludes, “The Kremlin is on everyone’s mind."

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-03/bloomberg-putin-new-master-middle-east 

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Russian Il-76 “Candid” Modified To Support Special Operations Conducts Flight Test Over The Black Sea

Oct 03 2017 By David Cenciotti

A special version of the Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) airlifter, developed for special forces support was tracked online during flight test recently. A really interesting aircraft was spotted conducting flight testing over the Black Sea on Sept. 26, 2017: the Il-76MD-90A “78650”, the first “Candid” modified to carry out special operations. According to the Russian media outlet “Izvestia” the example “78650” is a flying testbed for a heavily modified Il-76MD-90A variant equipped with “unique on-board radio-electronic systems that would allow the aircraft to stealthily deliver paratroopers and special forces behind the enemy lines, remaining invisible and invulnerable to the enemy.” How the aircraft can evade radars and remain invisible is unclear, anyway, the experimental Candid can be distinguished from the baseline IL-76MD-90A by the presence of an opto-electronic station mounted on the lower nose section of the aircraft and for the “President-C” system used designed to protect aircraft from MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) and IR (heat-seeking) missiles by laser and radiofrequency/electronic jamming of the missile guidance. The aircraft is also equipped with advanced avionics, modernized communication suite and flight navigation system as well as a new collision warning system for low-level flying. The example “78650,” used to test the new Special OPS variant of the Candid strategic cargo, is the same aircraft involved in the flight-test and certification program for the Il-76MD-90A airlifter (first flight on Sept. 22, 2012). According to “Izvestia,” the aircraft returned to the Aviastar manufacturing facility in Ulyanovsk, where new equipment was installed, in 2014. With the modified Il-76, Moscow aims to field all-weather, day and night aircraft capable to airdrop special forces or cargo well inside the enemy territory or to land on unprepared airstrips behind the enemy lines. More or less what the U.S. special operations aircraft (such as the MC-130s or the C-17 Globemaster IIIs) have been doing for some decades. Needless to say we don’t know what type of sensor the Il-76 “78650” was testing over the Black Sea on Sept. 26; nevertheless, it is at least interesting that the activity of this highly modified aircraft filled with equipment required to undertake clandestine missions can be tracked online (by means of the usual Mode-S/ADS-B transponder) using Flightradar24.com.

Read more at https://theaviationist.com/2017/10/03/russian-il-76-candid-modified-to-support-special-operations-conducts-flight-test-over-the-black-sea/#9Wag87Y32yarTDkQ.99 

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'Pray Only Trumptards Died': Soulless Liberals Celebrate Vegas Massacre As They Prove How Much They Hate Patriotic Americans

October 3, 2017 By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

The majority of the nation prays for the victims of the Vegas Massacre, where nearly 60 people died and over 520 people were injured on Sunday, as videos and audio of horrendous automatic gunfire can be seen and heard as attendees of a country and western concert, the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Village, can be seen running for their lives with others lying motionless after the bullets flew. While ANP reported multiple aspects of the Vegas Massacre, here and here, below we will see the reactions of the hard-core liberal progressive left that can only be described as "soulless." EVIL TO THEIR CORE It was expected and predictable that Democratic politicians and the liberal left would start screaming for gun control, despite audio evidence indicating a weapon used during the Vegas massacre is already deemed illegal for civilians to own, so it was no surprise to see them attacking the NRA, and congress before the names of dead were even known, because as former Obama administration official, Rahm Emanuel, once so proudly said, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste," but the reactions from other liberals, attacking the victims, praying that only Trump supporters died, and other similar sentiments, shows that some people are simply evil to their core. For example, a school teacher, using the hashtag #PrayForVegas, wrote on Twitter "Lots of white Trump supporters in Las Vegas at route 21 watching Jason aldean. Pray only trumptards died." Her profile shows her holding a baby, with the words "Teacher, mother, sister, woman," with a number of hashtags including #TheResistance #DumpTrump #Impeach45 #fucktrump #pussygrabber and #resist, making it very clear she is a liberal Trump-hater. (H/T Twitchy) Not only was her tweet deleted, but her whole account appears to be gone as we now get the "Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!" message when clicked. The internet is forever though, so some astute user captured her profile along with her disgusting "prayer." Of course that teacher isn't the only social media user celebrating the death of almost 60 people and the injury of over 500 others, as we see another user that ended up deleting their account after massive backlash, said "It's country music so they must be trump supporters it's karma for Puerto Rico." VegasHate2.jpg Note the numbers directly below the karma tweet which shows that 13 people actually marked "like," which is the little heart icon, and 15 people retweeted it, some could have retweeted to castigate him others could have because they shared his opinion, no way to tell since the original was deleted, but it shows that while many might not publicly state their sentiments, they certainly agree with them. Perhaps one of the most ironic message from the soulless is where a tweet of an image that says #Pray For America, with the word Pray has a big X over it, and under the crossed out "Pray" the words Policy Change is substituted. The meaning is clear, people died, so this woman wants gun control policy enacted to stop more deaths..... the irony? This comes from a woman responsible for the murder of millions of babies. Her name is Cecile Richards and she is an American pro-choice activist who has served as the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund since 2006. VegasHate3.jpg Needless to say, Pro-life Twitter users called her out. Related: Deranged Leftists Mourning Tom Petty Ask, "Why Not Trump" THE SOULLESS MSM Then we have others that took to social media, that are part of the MSM, to castigate the victims, no empathy, no sympathy, because they think those that listen to country and western music, are "republican gun toters." Such as the now-former VP and senior counsel to CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold saying "If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters." VegasHate4.jpg CBS immediately fired Geftman-Gold and issued a statement, which said "This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families." Geftman Gold is now recieving death threats and has apparently done a 180 and now she claims "this senseless violence warrants the deepest empathy," a word she apparently learned the meaning of after receiving massive backlash for her initial statements. Then we have Esquire columnist Charles Pierce that thinks the Vegas massacre is a "blood sacrifice" to the Constitution and the goes on to attack Christians, Donald Trump and the NRA: (Source) Christians believe that the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary obviated forever the need for further blood sacrifice. However, not even that could obviate or eliminate the entirely secular desire for blood sacrifice within a society perceived to have gone astray. Christians pray to the crucified Christ. Christians also push the plungers that send the poisons into the veins of prisoners. Christians believe that atonement comes through the intercession of Jesus. Christians also believe that atonement comes from smart bombs and predator drones. For the first time in eight years, America saw a President that addressed the nation in regards to a tragic loss of life, who did not politicize the tragedy, never mentioned bills in Congress, no political agenda statements whatsoever as President Trump spoke of gathering more information about the "act of pure evil," then went on to speak of the first responders, compliment the police response, spoke of the victims, the families of the victims and how in times of tragedy the nation pulls together, unites. In fact the speech was so on point that a CNN employee, John King, actually called it "pitch perfect," but other members of the soulless media couldn't let go of their hatred and anger, to the point where Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple angrily denounced King's assertion, saying "CNN scrambles to glorify Trump’s Las Vegas speech." VegasCowboyBoots111.jpg BEHIND THE BLIND HATRED FOR COUNTRY AND WESTERN FANS What these soulless individuals do not understand is that their blind hatred for country and western music fans and celebrities, and their own assertions that automatically connect Trump support to the country music industry, is quite telling. AFP headlines a piece with "Attack strikes country music, bastion of US traditionalism," where the article describes country music as "one of the more conservative segments of US culture," where God and Country are hailed as good. They go on to show the basic demographics: Surveys have found that more than 90 percent of country listeners are white, with the music most popular in the Deep South and Great Plains, although the Nashville-based industry takes pains to stress that it is making inroads with minorities. A Nielsen study last year found that fans also skewed older, with the average person at a US country music show nearly 45 years old. Since Trump's shock election victory, country stars have been among the few in the entertainment industry to offer the occasional kind word for the populist real estate mogul -- although many artists, including Aldean, have preferred to avoid direct political commentary. Senator Ted Cruz, running against Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, summed up the political associations of the genre when he said he switched from listening to rock because he found country stars more patriotic after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Emphasis mine. Country and western celebrities and their fans are known for patriotism, so in the mind of the soulless left, that automatically makes them conservative and Trump supporters, therefore they feel no compunction about wishing death upon them. As an example of that patriotism, one of the attendees of the concert that was attacked, was a marine veteran, Taylor Winston, and a friend who stepped up during the aftermath by "commandeering" a work truck, then going back into the scene of utter devastation to start loading up some of the most critically injured into the truck, racing them to the hospital and then going back for more. In two trips, Winston and Lewis said they transported about two dozen people to the hospital. Victims were piled into the back seat and truck bed. Winston told people to apply pressure to the wounds, as he sped to Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, wanting to get people there “before they bled out.” Those men weren't the only people that transported victims before the first responders could do so, others did the same, as shown below: These are the kinds of men and women that attended the country music concert. Those are the people that these evil, liberally progressive leftists are wishing death upon. These are patriotic Americans and the American-hating segment of the population cannot stand them for it. BOTTOM LINE What the America hating liberals are admitting is that they hate patriotism and to them President Trump represents those patriots. Think about that for a second and what it says about these people that they would attack the victims of the Vegas massacre for no other reason than they are patriotic members of society and they are inadvertently telling everyone that they believe Donald Trump is a patriot, therefore that is why they hate him and his supporters. This is why the NFL anthem protests caught the American public's attention in such a strong way, because President Trump stood up for the U.S. flag, for the National Anthem, and for the country, and in the minds of the soulless left, that is unacceptable.

http://allnewspipeline.com/Soulless_Libs_Celebrate_Vegas_Massacre.php 

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"I like a good story, well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself." - Mark Twain

I've been playing with this in my head all day, so let me indulge for a few minutes. It may be overtaken by events later today, but this is where it is at the moment. Stephen Paddock, 64, multi-millionaire, $400K retirement home, multiple properties, two airplanes, private pilot, instrument-rated, wears reading glasses, retired aerospace accountant and real estate mogul or somesuch. Divorced (for the last 27 years), no kids AFAIK, lives 90 minutes up I-15 from Sin City, but his roommate/gf/? is a 62-y.o. fililpina who's looking like the wrong side of the portrait of Dorian Gray. Can go anywhere he likes, do anything he likes, fly all over the country, or play in Vegas, but hooks up with Tiny Troll in Reno, in a strip club. Likes to gamble, and has multiple CTRs for cash payouts of $10K, $20K, $30K, etc. I'm not a homicide detective, and I never stayed at Holiday Inn Express, not even once, and not one thing in this adds up, and the more that's revealed, the less sense it makes, on any level. Motivations for spying (on the theory that one crime is somewhat like another) are usually sorted by the MICE acronym. (Sam Culper MI types, three-letter agency guys, et al, pitch in anywhere if you feel like it). MICE: Money Dude's a multi-millionaire, per family, with a ton of assets, house, planes, cars, etc. Ideology No known strong political or religious affinities or affiliations whatsoever. Compromise He's retired, divorced, rich, and 64. etc.

Revenge - No

Frustration/hate - Because of...?

Money/Greed - No

Sex/Jealousy - No

Property Dispute - No

Personal Vendetta - Against...?

Political - No

Class Conflict - No

Narcotics - No

Other Felonies - No

Urge to Protect - No

So, based on everything known, there's no motive whatsoever for this. What would make a 64 year-old single guy, well-off, no worries but how many years before he owes the actuarial tables his own death, fast forward the whole thing, spend thousands of dollars to meticulously craft the King of Spades mass murder of the century, just to go out in a blaze of glory and then cap himself when SWAT finally inevitably comes knocking? You have plenty of money even if you live to 99, a life of relative ease, no discernible problems of any kind, and you decide mass murder-suicide is the way to spend a weekend in Vegas at an age when most people aren't even sure they can afford to retire yet. And then there are the questions. About a hundred or so, so far. How does an accountant get rich and retire early? Real estate how? Why gamble huge sums? Accountants, Steve Martin's old schtick notwithstanding, are not known for being "wild and crazy guys". Instrument-rated pilot? A detail-oriented guy, not somebody who'd take stupid chances. And why two planes? He can only fly one at a time. Why live in Mesquite, on the AZ/Utah border, 90 miles from Vegas? If you live in Mesquite, and Vegas is an hour and a half by car, or half that by plane, what are you doing in a strip club in Reno? And why is a retired multi-millionaire in the promised land of Sugar Daddies and hard-bodied young sugar babies hanging out with a shriveled old dealer who looks like she should be the maid on Golden Girls reruns? Why does "not a gun guy" suddenly have dozens of weapons? Why modify one or more to fire at near full-auto rates? Why get interested in explosives, and have ammonium nitrate in your car trunk? Who gets interested in sniping and mass murder after a career handling nothing more fearsome than a pencil (outside of a Dilbert cartoon)? What accountant moves 27 times? What's the story on the roommate? Why's she in Australia/the Phillipines/BFE at the moment in question? Things I want to see or hear about from people who have seen: Everybody he ever worked with, his family, his ex-wife. Every minute of security footage from the day he checked into the Mandalay Bay until SWAT came knocking at his door. Every bank deposit and withdrawal he's ever made since his first piggy bank. Every job he's ever held. Interviews with every living neighbors at 27 different locations. Every flight plan he ever filed. Every trip he ever took, including gas card receipts since he got his first driver's license. Every gun he ever bought, sold, rented, or drooled on. His credit card receipts for the last 40 years. His gambling tally going back to his divorce. Every phone call he made since about the year 2000. Every medical file on him since birth. And I'm betting with all that, I still wouldn't know Jack or Squat about what would make somebody like him do what it's alleged he did Sunday night, or find any explanation for it. Which is why I can't help but presume that once we've eliminated the possible, the reason has to be something else, however improbable. Either this guy is the biggest civilizational mole in history, or we're being fed a wall of bullshit big enough to hide an aircraft carrier. Absolutely nothing about this guy is what it should be. The last time I read something this far-fetched, that didn't add up this much, the guy was named Clark, and the author's name was Tom Clancy. What's really going on here? "The truth isn't just stranger than you imagine, it's stranger than you can imagine."

More news, but nothing that sheds any light on WHY. Posted by Aesop at 3:22 AM Labels: just saying, serendipity

http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2017/10/who-how-why-and-wtf.html 

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Either The 'Surveillance State In America' FAILED Terribly Or Mandalay Bay Was A Massive 'New World Order' Operation

- And If The Surveillance State Failed Miserably, It's Time To Ditch It Nationwide Since It Doesn't Work

By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

According to one of the top comments on this new Breitbart story titled "Gowdy On Vegas Shooting: Difficult To Believe That A Single Person Could Have Done This Without Detection", how did 64-year-old Stephen Paddock turn into Jason Bourne overnight? As Congressman Trey Gowdy asks, how was it that Paddock was not discovered with at least 23 weapons and thousands and thousands of rounds of ammunition somehow carried up 32 floors of a hotel with surveillance cameras everywhere? Certainly getting all of those weapons and that ammo to their proper location for 'the kill' would have been discovered, right, isn't that what those multimillion dollar security systems are for? So how was 'Jason Bourne' able to carry out the Mandalay massacre without being detected by the surveillance state set up all around him and across America? As Newsweek recently reported, killer Stephen Paddock had ties to the military industrial complex here in America having worked for a predecessor of defense contractor Lockheed Martin many years ago. And as Paul Joseph Watson asks us in the final video below called "WHAT THEY’RE NOT TELLING YOU ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MASSACRE", "Was it a lone wolf attack? Are all white men to blame? Why did eyewitnesses get a warning 45 minutes before?" As we see in one story after another from all across the internet, something isn't quite adding up with Mandalay Bay. And as we see outlined within this ANP story, the massacre there was undoubtedly a very desperate 'globalist deep state operation' rather than a 'lone wolf' as the globalists lose their grip of control upon 'President Trump's America'. As this story over at Yahoo News wisely points out, the Mandalay Bay attack was an attack upon 'traditional America', the America that bleeds 'red white and blue'. While we're certain that we'll be savaged by some for suggesting such a sinister 'globalists deep state' plot was carried out, that's quite ok for we well know, the truth often hurts. For as we see outlined below, the 'global deep state' has long used 'patsy's' to commit their acts of terror, going back many decades. The fact that Hillary Clinton and other Dems immediately began to call for gun control speaks louder than their words, especially seeing that one of their very own antifa terrorists was likely responsible for the carnage. First, the top rated comment on this Breitbart story: Think about it! 2 separate rooms, 2 blown out windows not broken, blown out, 32nd floor. Do you know what type of glass is used in windows like this and how thick it is? Enough shots were fired to kill and wound nearly 600 people. 23 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found at the scene. All of that weight of weapons and ammunition. My own personal estimate would be at least 2,000 rounds were fired. If the weapon or weapons were fully automatic the muzzle rise and reloading would take quite a bit of time. All fired within a 10 minute period, by 1 lone 64 year old man. Something smells, smells really bad. Something stinks to high heaven and with Mandalay Bay happening, we have 100% proof of one of the following: EITHER the 'surveillance state' completely failed (which would mean it should now be ditched across the US because it failed to catch a killer when it easily should have!) OR the the killer was given assistance by others, others who would have had to have had the capability of helping Stephen Paddock GET AROUND the surveillance state. So, whatever the truth is about what happened at Mandalay Bay, something is definitely rotten to the core. As Jamie White reported back on September 27th over at Infowars, globalists magazine 'The Economist' recently reported that President Trump was the biggest threat to their liberal 'New World Order'. Claiming that President Trump's nationalism will upend their global system, the story also admits as seen in the screenshot above that at least 70 years of a 'liberal order' has actually existed, something the msm will still call a 'conspiracy theory'. Yet we'll have to laugh at their claim of being 'peacemongers' as the last 70 years has seen war after war after war after war. So, might the globalists, who are admitting 'their movement' is in huge trouble, have helped to plan Mandalay Bay? For those who'd believe people would never do such a thing, lets go back to now-declassified Operation Northwoods. Operation Northwoods was a proposed false flag operation against the Cuban government, that originated within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of the United States government in 1962. The proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other U.S. government operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming it on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba. The plans detailed in the document included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.[2] The proposals were rejected by the Kennedy administration.[3] At the time of the proposal, communists led by Fidel Castro had recently taken power in Cuba. The operation proposed creating public support for a war against Cuba by blaming it for terrorist acts that would actually be perpetrated by the U.S. Government.[4] To this end, Operation Northwoods proposals recommended hijackings and bombings followed by the introduction of phony evidence that would implicate the Cuban government. It stated: The desired resultant from the execution of this plan would be to place the United States in the apparent position of suffering defensible grievances from a rash and irresponsible government of Cuba and to develop an international image of a Cuban threat to peace in the Western Hemisphere. Several other proposals were included within Operation Northwoods, including real or simulated actions against various U.S. military and civilian targets. The operation recommended developing a "Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington". So, did the surveillance state in America completely fail hundreds and hundreds of people or was Mandalay Bay a much larger operation where the surveillance system was meant to fail so that the operation could be carried out? The signs of a massive 'false flag' include numerous reports of multiple shooters, reports of numerous exits blocked, trapping concert goers in the 'kill zone' like rats in a cage, and just as antifa recently stated they would do, numerous reports that ISIS claimed the shooter was a soldier of Allah (and remember, ISIS was originially created by the 'globalist deep state'), and the bizarre warning that 'you're all going to die' that came 45 minutes prior to the attack as just a few. As we hear in the 2nd video below, mandatory active shooter training was expected to be completed by September 30th by a business called 'Casino Essentials' in Las Vegas. What are the odds? Just another coincidence? As Mike Adams of Natural News tells us in the first video below, Mandalay Bay was 'Mission Impossible': "It’s all hogwash. The “official” narrative of how things went down in the Las Vegas massacre is so full of holes that it begs the question of just how deep the truth about this attack really goes." As Gateway Pundit reported, according to one expert, the mass shooting was 'very strange', and 'unlike anything we've ever seen before here in America. So how deep does the rabbit hole go? The Courier Mail story actually spoke to an Australian citizen who was staying in Las Vegas in the room NEXT DOOR to the shooter. Let's look at what he had to say: Another Australian man staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort has spoken about his close call with the Las Vegas gunman - claiming he launched his murderous attack from the room next door. Australian Brian Hodge, who previously worked at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, claimed he was staying in the room next to the shooter on level 32 at the Las Vegas resort. He said he managed to escape the initial horrific scenes inside the hotel but found himself forced to hide in a bush for several hours after the event. “I got outside safely and was hiding in bushes,” Mr Hodge said. “There were multiple people dead and multiple shooters. I was just hiding waiting for police to come get us. “We were hiding in the bushes outside waiting for the police.” Mr Hodge said he was staying in room 32134 while the gunman was in room 32135. “It was a machine gun from the room next to me,” he said. “My floor is a crime scene. They killed a security guard on my floor.”

http://allnewspipeline.com/Mandalay_Bay_Was_A_Massive_Deep_State_Operation.php 

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Predictably and Despicably, Dems Exploit Vegas to Push Gun Control

Not even waiting for all the facts, Democrats use suffering to push their anti-Liberty agenda.

Paul Albaugh · Oct. 3, 2017

The nation’s worst shooting massacre happened Sunday night in Las Vegas, where 58 people attending a country music concert were murdered and more than 500 wounded. Jason Aldean was performing when the assailant opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel room. This was a horrendous act of mass murder — what President Donald Trump correctly called “pure evil.” It’s a grim reminder that evil human beings will go to extreme measures to inflict pain and suffering on others. As evil as this massacre was, gun controllers took to the microphone before any facts surrounding this atrocity were unveiled. Leftists immediately screamed about how their preferred policies would have prevented this tragedy without presenting any facts to back up their claim. What follows is a litany of lies from many leftists using this tragedy to advance their agenda to strip Liberty from law-abiding citizens. After trotting out a series of completely bogus statistics, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pontificated in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, “Congress has a moral duty to address this horrific and heartbreaking epidemic. Charged with the solemn duty to protect and defend the American people, we must respond to these tragedies with courage, unity and decisive action.” By which she means to pass left-wing anti-gun legislation curtailing the Second Amendment. Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy from Connecticut insisted, “This must stop. … It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren’t public policy responses to this epidemic.” He added, “The thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. It’s time for Congress to get off its a— and do something.” Connecticut’s other Democrat senator, Richard Blumenthal, added, “It has been barely a year since what was previously the largest mass shooting in American history — the deadly attack at Pulse nightclub. … In the interim, thousands more have been lost to the daily, ruthless toll of gun violence. Still, Congress refuses to act. I am more than frustrated. I am furious!” Joe “Double Barrel Shotgun” Biden posted on Twitter, “How long do we let gun violence tear families apart? Enough. Congress & the WH should act now to save lives. There’s no excuse for inaction.” Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) argued, “The problem is that ‘enough’ was many, many years and many, many brutal deaths ago.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted, “Thoughts & prayers are NOT enough. … We need to have the conversation about how to stop gun violence. We need it NOW.” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) added, “How many lives must be lost before we act?” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) commented, “We suffer these horrific events repeatedly and do nothing to stop them. We must do better.” “Enough is enough,” Rep. Mike Thompson tweeted. “Congress should come together and establish a Select Committee to end gun violence.” While they’re at it, maybe they could end world hunger and poverty. Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and perennial leading advocate for gun control, opined that leaders should “resolve to stop mass shootings in America — and back up our words with actions.” And of course, Hillary Clinton, the defeated presidential candidate who should be in jail instead of making public comments, urged the public to not politicize this mass murder — but then immediately politicized it. “Our grief isn’t enough,” she lectured. “We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.” In other words, defenders of the Second Amendment must put our politics aside to follow her politics. Clinton also launched into factually challenged nonsense: “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.” Which brings us to several facts that these cynical exploiters conveniently leave out. It is true that the NRA has been pushing for years to have Congress allow “silencers” to be less regulated. But there is a huge misconception about these tools that Clinton and many others exploit. A “silencer” is more accurately called a suppressor. It reduces the loudness and flash of a firearm but it does not completely silence it. In other words, a silencer makes a gun slightly less loud (though it’s still roughly the decibel level of a jackhammer), and it was invented to protect hearing for those who regularly practice shooting. It does not, as Hollywood imagines, allow someone to fire a weapon that cannot be heard by others in the next room. Another consideration is whether the killer used a fully automatic weapon to carry out this attack on innocent people as early reports speculated. It’s more likely that the killer used a “bump fire” stock attachment that allows a semiautomatic rifle to simulate automatic fire. If that’s the case, Democrats will go after such accessories and Republicans will have a difficult time playing defense. Either way, the truth is, as Charles C.W. Cooke points out, “He had so many weapons that it’ll be a while before we know which ones he chose." Nevertheless, the media is quick to blame Republicans for failing to renew the Clinton administration’s 1994 "assault weapons” ban. That ban applied to semiautomatic rifles, not fully automatic ones. Fully automatic weapons already have the severest restrictions of any firearm. It is illegal to sell or buy a new one. Fully automatic weapons that were made and owned before 1986 are still in circulation but they are extremely expensive, are very difficult to acquire and have very strict rules that come with them. In order to own a fully automatic weapon, a $200 tax must be paid along with a lengthy application form to the ATF. If, after a lengthy background check, someone is approved to own a fully automatic weapon, then the ATF enters that individual’s information into a registry and the local law enforcement within that jurisdiction is notified. Fully automatic weapons are also almost never used in homicides — just three times since 1934, and two of those were by police. The Democrat talking points about gun control are completely blown out of the water with these facts, but the Leftmedia come to their aid. Yet, as they do with every heinous shooting, Democrats continue to use the blood of innocents to push for more restrictions and even to completely outlaw firearm ownership. They call for more controls despite the fact that there are already 20,000 laws on the books to restrict firearm use. Chicago, a city leftists love to tout as an example of why we need more firearm regulations, already has the most stringent gun laws to go with the highest crime rate of any city in the U.S. Moreover, a gun is an object, a tool. Monstrous murder sprees using those tools are committed only by evil or mentally deranged people. The argument from the Left goes something like this: “Well, if there were no guns, then evil people could not inflict such great harm.” Wrong! Evil people will use any means to inflict harm; knives, baseball bats, explosives, vehicles (as when 84 people were slaughtered in Nice, France) and many other objects could be used. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin perhaps said it best: “You can’t regulate evil.” We also need to be reminded of the reason that our Founding Fathers were so adamant about protecting We the People from government encroachment on the natural right to defend oneself with a firearm. Our right to keep and bear arms is the greatest deterrent to a tyrannical government that would want to enslave its people. Without gun ownership, there is no defense of Liberty. That doesn’t change even in the face of the horrific violence in Las Vegas.

https://patriotpost.us/articles/51637 

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Reeling After the Deadliest US Shooting: Only God Can Heal America

By Michael Brown , CP Op-Ed Contributor | Oct 2, 2017 2:03 PM

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.

America is reeling again. Families have been ripped apart and individual lives have been torn apart. One day we're reeling from devastating hurricanes, the next day we're torn apart by racial divisions, the next day we're ripped apart by the worst mass shooting in our history. The pain is palpable, the shock tangible. Can America still be healed? At the time of this writing, no one knows what motivated Stephen Paddock to launch his murderous attack during an outdoor, country music concert in Las Vegas. What we do know is that he was "one of us" – not a terrorist from a foreign country and, to our knowledge, not shouting "Allahu Akbar" (although ISIS stated that he was a recent convert to Islam and claims him as one of its soldiers). As his brother Eric said, "He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something, he was just a guy. He has no political affiliation, no religious affiliation, as far as we know. This wasn't a terror attack." He added, "Mars just fell into the earth. We're completely dumbfounded." And who can imagine the loss and shock of the surviving victims and the families of those killed? Who can make sense of this? And can anyone with a conscience claim that the people mowed down at this country music concert were worse sinners than the rest of us? That they specially deserved to be slaughtered in cold blood? God forbid. I'm sure that gun control will be a hot topic in the days ahead. Does the Second Amendment guarantee our right to own assault rifles or machine guns, weapons that can murder 50+ people and injure hundreds of others in a matter of minutes? But to focus on this now is to miss the point, just as it was a mistake to focus on questions of global warming during the hurricanes (although these are certainly debates we will have). No, we must ask bigger questions at a time of such agony: Why are these tragedies occurring? Where is God in the midst of this? How can America be healed? During the devastating hurricanes, some claimed these natural disasters were judgments from God while others claimed that they were the result of man-made, global warming. Some even suggested that they we were being judged because we elected Donald Trump as our president (really!). What I sensed in my own heart as I prayed was the voice of appeal, the voice of mercy, the voice of the Healer ready to mend and restore. It was God saying to us through the storms, "America, you need Me!" Today, as I look at the bodies of the bloodied victims laying lifeless on the concert grounds, as I see others running in terror and still others falling wounded, I hear that same voice, except this time calling out more loudly, "America, you need Me!" It's the same voice I hear as our nation is torn apart by racial strife and division, the same voice I hear as our inner cities are ravaged by gangs, the same voice I hear as baby parts are thrown into dumpsters behind abortion mills. God is calling out to us, "America, you need Me!" There is no political solution. There is no social band aid that can be applied. There is no law that can be passed that will heal our sickly land. Instead, we need to get on our faces before the Lord acknowledging our own sins and shortcomings, not pointing the finger at others but rather at ourselves. And whatever our views on climate control and gun control and immigration reform and President Trump and social justice may be, we need to implore the only one who can heal our land. What else is needed to get our attention? Like it or not, our nation was founded on biblical principles, with God at the center of our nation, and America can only be great if America is good. Without Him, our condition is terminal. With Him, there is hope – but we must act now. Let us do, then, what millions of Jews did this past weekend in the celebration of Yom Kippur, fasting and confessing sins and asking for mercy. And let us make whatever changes we must make in our own lives and families to stand in right relationship with God and our neighbor. But let us also look to the cross where the Savior paid for our sins and struck at the root cause of our rebellion and pain. It's not too late for America to be healed, but our condition is certainly critical.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/reeling-after-the-deadliest-us-shooting-only-god-can-heal-america-201328/ 

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Hezbollah chief tells 'non-Zionist Jews' to go home or get dragged into war

10/01/2017 2:53:47 PM Updated on 10/01/2017 2:53:48 PM Written by i24NEWS

Nasrallah, who lives in hiding out of fear of assassination, frequently levels grave threats at Israel

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has urged "non-Zionist Jews" in Israel to return to the countries which they came from or fall victim to a war between the Jewish state and his Lebanese militia. Giving an address on Sunday from an underground bunker to mark the Shiite commemoration of Ashura, he called for Jews who emigrated to Israel to “leave and return to the countries from which they came so they are not fuel for any war that the idiotic [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu government takes them to”. “They will have no secure place in occupied Palestine,” he was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency, referring to Israel. Nasrallah, who lives in hiding out of fear of assassination, frequently levels grave threats at Israel. On Sunday he said that if Israel begins an "adventure" against Hezbollah -- which Jerusalem considers a proxy of regional rival Iran -- they would be making a serious error. The Israeli leadership does not possess “a correct assessment of where this war will lead if they ignite it," Nasrallah said, "They do not have a correct picture about what is awaiting them if they go to the idiocy of this war." Jerusalem often accuses Hezbollah, members of which serve in Lebanon's cabinet, of consistently breaking the United Nations Security Council resolutions that govern the fragile peace that has reined on the Israel-Lebanon border since the conclusion of the Second Lebanon War in 2006. However Nasrallah fired back in his Sunday address, saying Israel has a network of hidden cameras and other spy equipment rigged up in southern Lebanon, calling it a violation of Resolution 1701 and vowing to find "other means to deal with it," according to quotes carried by Haaretz. The usual war of words between Israel and Hezbollah has escalated in recent months as Jerusalem pushed -- with ultimate success -- for a beefed up mandate for the UN peacekeepers that are supposed to monitor the ceasefire arrangement on the border and as Israel grows anxious about swelling Iranian influence in Syria. Both Iran and Hezbollah, along with Russia, have thrown men, weapons and financial aid at Syria to prop up regional ally Bashar Al Assad's regime in an almost seven year-long civil war. But Israel has warned that it will not tolerate any permanent Iranian bases being built in Syria as the government succeeds in flushing the crumbling Islamic State organization from swathes of the country.

Read more: Israel chief of staff says Hezbollah quietly stocking up missile arsenal

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/156710-171001-hezbollah-chief-tells-non-zionist-jews-to-go-home-or-get-dragged-into-war 

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Palestinian Reconciliation: Abbas Says No to 'Hezbollah Model' in Gaza as Hamas Hopes to Retain Armed Wing

Hamas' military wing is the main obstacle in resuming PA control of Gaza, officials say, with first joint government meeting slated for Tuesday

After Hamas folds, Palestinian government to convene in Gaza for first time in years

Hamas leader invites Abbas to resume control of Gaza

Optimism about Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, but tough issues aren’t yet on the table

Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip and senior Palestinian Authority officials issued further declarations over the weekend about their commitment to reconcile and said both sides are committed to moving the process ahead. But even if the parties reach agreement over administrative issues, they are still yet to deal with the main obstacles – Hamas’ military wing and donations the organization receives from abroad. The London-based, pan-Arab daily newspaper Al-Hayat reported over the weekend that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stipulated three conditions for reconciliation. First, that Hamas dismantle its military wing; second, that there be no foreign involvement in the administration of the Gaza Strip; and third, that any money for restoration and development only be channeled through the Palestinian government. According to Palestinian officials, these conditions are intended to block any involvement by former Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan or countries like Qatar. A senior PA official confirmed to Haaretz that Abbas has refused to establish the “Hezbollah model” in Gaza. “The Lebanese model cannot be applied in the PA territories. If there is no unified rule and administration by institutions subservient to the rule of law, as in every normal country, there can be no talk of true national reconciliation,” the official said. Following these remarks, the deputy head of Hamas’ political wing, Dr. Moussa Abu Marzouk, demanded clarifications from Abbas. According to Abu Marzouk, Hamas’ military wing is not a subject of discussion with the PA. Its weapons, Abu Marzouk added, “are weapons intended for the defense of the Palestinian people, and as long as the Palestinian people are under occupation, the weapons will continue to be ready for any scenario.” Meanwhile, the leader of Hamas’ political wing in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, said the group’s military wing, Iz al-Din al-Qassam, is now capable of firing the same number of rockets at Tel Aviv in 51 minutes as it fired in the 51 days of the last war in 2014. According to Sinwar, there is an entire tunnel city under Gaza that can protect fighters for a long time. Nevertheless, Sinwar continues to speak in favor of reconciliation and says his organization has agreed to many compromises in order to promote that goal. He said he would break the neck of anyone within Hamas who tries to hurt their efforts. Preparations are continuing in Gaza for a Palestinian government meeting on Tuesday. A delegation of journalists from Ramallah arrived in Gaza on Friday, and government ministers and dozens of other officials will arrive on Monday. They will also be joined by senior Palestinian intelligence and security officials, headed by intelligence chief Majid Faraj and the head of the Palestinian security service, Ziad Hab al-Rih. Delegations from Egyptian intelligence and the United Nations are also expected to arrive in Gaza ahead of Tuesday’s meeting. After the visit, to be billed as a festive event, delegations will head to Cairo to continue reconciliation discussions.

read more: https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/1.815009 

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Supreme Court struggles with judges’ role in drawing political maps

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Redistricting — the process of drawing new legislative maps every decade — has long been the blood sport of American politics. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday debated just how deeply they want the federal courts to wade into that. Justices across the political spectrum said partisan gerrymandering is distasteful, but during oral arguments on a case out of Wisconsin, conservative members said they saw little chance of limiting the courts’ role if they start to get involved. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who has long been seen to view protecting the majesty of the court as a paramount goal, worried what voters would think if judges strike down state maps by ruling that one party was destined to too many seats. “We will have to decide in every case whether the Democrats win or the Republicans win,” the chief justice said. “That is going to cause very serious harm to the status and integrity of the decisions of this court in the eyes of the country.” Wisconsin state officials acknowledged that they were aiming to help Republicans when the Legislature and governor — all under Republican control — redrew the lines after the 2010 census. They packed Democrats into relatively few districts, where Democratic candidates easily won, then spread Republicans more evenly among districts to benefit their party’s candidates. That led to a situation in 2012 where Republicans won less than 49 percent of the vote among those who cast ballots for the state Assembly but garnered 60 of the 99 seats. Paul M. Smith, the attorney for Democratic voters who challenged Wisconsin’s map, said that if the court didn’t intervene, then every state that leaves redrawing to politicians will follow Wisconsin’s lead and draw districts where the party affiliation of the winner is never seriously in doubt. “It may be that you can protect the court from seeming political, but the country is going to lose faith in democracy big time because voters everywhere are going to be like the voters in Wisconsin and [say], ‘No, it really doesn’t matter whether I vote,” Mr. Smith told the justices, countering the chief justice’s fear of politicization. Mr. Smith said legislatures that stand to benefit aren’t going to fix themselves and neither will Congress. “You are the only institution in the United States that can solve this problem, just as democracy is about to get worse,” he told the court. Justices have struck down plans over racial gerrymanders and have said in previous rulings that extreme partisan gerrymanders could be illegal. But the court has never struck down a map specifically over partisanship. Part of the difficulty has been to come up with a credible test. Voting rights activists say they have one, thanks to the latest social science research that promises to calculate the number of votes “wasted” because voters were packed into districts for partisan reasons. Other social scientists, though, question whether that screen is solid enough. They say the “efficiency gap” test would invalidate plans written by supposedly neutral judges. Indeed, Wisconsin’s attorneys said that of the 17 worst maps identified by the efficiency gap method, 10 were drawn by neutral arbiters such as nonpolitical commissions or by federal judges. Erin E. Murphy, the attorney for the Wisconsin Senate, said those “false positives” proved the “EG” test is fatally flawed. “At the end of the day, what matters is how people vote in elections,” she said. Chief Justice Roberts called the calculations “sociological gobbledygook” and repeated his fears of being dragged into a boondoggle. The law calls for any federal challenges to districts to be heard by a three-judge panel at the district court, with appeals coming directly to the Supreme Court. “The whole point is you’re taking these issues away from democracy and throwing them into the courts,” the chief justice said. Court watchers have predicted that the case could come down to a split with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in the deciding role. In previous cases, he has sought good tests for identifying bad plans. He didn’t tip his hand on Tuesday, though he did pressure Wisconsin on whether it would be illegal for a state to explicitly call for maximizing political advantage for one party or another as part of its redistricting process. After some prodding, the attorney for the state Senate said she believed that would cross a line. Justice Stephen G. Breyer offered a multipart test that he said could cut through the clutter. He said if a single party controlled the process, if the map led to a major disparity between percentage of votes and the end result of seats and if it was deemed to be persistent across elections, then it could be questioned. “I suspect that’s manageable,” he said. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that in Wisconsin’s case, Republican legislators kept sending the map back to squeeze out more partisan advantage. She said if challengers could prove the state sought the most partisan map possible, that should be enough. It’s possible the justices never get to the merits of the case. Some members of the court, including Justice Kennedy, questioned whether the lead plaintiff challenging Wisconsin’s map could bring the case because he lived outside the districts in question. He argued that he had standing to sue because the state’s maps affect the makeup of the Legislature. But several justices suggested that his claim would have been stronger if he was affected by the redrawing. Outside the court building, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger led a rally on the case, telling the crowd that “it’s time to terminate gerrymandering.” Mr. Schwarzenegger, who as governor pushed California to move redistricting from politicians’ hands to a citizen commission, said high re-election rates are proof that the system is “fixed” and Congress won’t change it. “Herpes and colonoscopies are more popular than Congress, but for some miracle reason, 98 percent of them get re-elected,” he said. “It’s a system where the politicians are picking the voters, rather than the voters picking the politicians.” Alex Swoyer contributed to this report.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/3/scotus-struggles-judges-role-draw-political-maps/ 

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U.S. expels 15 Cuban diplomats, fuelling tensions with Havana

Matt Spetalnick, Sarah Marsh October 3, 2017 / 11:03 AM / 2 days ago

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats to protest Cuba’s failure to protect staff at the U.S. embassy in Havana from a mysterious spate of health “attacks,” spurring new tensions between the former Cold War foes. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the expulsions from Cuba’s embassy in Washington were also intended to ensure “equity” in staffing levels, after he recalled more than half the U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana on Friday. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced the decision as “unjustified,” accused the United States of insufficient cooperation with Cuba’s investigation of the health incidents and urged Washington to stop politicizing the matter. The steps taken by Republican President Donald Trump’s administration delivers another blow to his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama’s policy of rapprochement, including actions likely to erode the normalization of a relationship dominated for decades by mutual hostility and suspicion. The latest U.S. move was communicated to Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabanas on Tuesday, and the diplomats were given seven days to leave, a State Department official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Until the Government of Cuba can ensure the safety of our diplomats in Cuba, our embassy will be reduced to emergency personnel to minimize the number of diplomats at risk of exposure to harm,” Tillerson said in a statement. “We continue to maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba, and will continue to cooperate with Cuba as we pursue the investigation into these attacks,” he added. The United States announced on Friday that it was sharply reducing its diplomatic presence in Cuba, as it warned U.S. citizens not to visit the Communist-ruled island because of the alleged attacks it says have caused hearing loss, dizziness and fatigue in 22 U.S. embassy personnel. The State Department had said the embassy was halting regular visa operations for Cubans seeking to visit the United States and would offer only emergency services to U.S. citizens. Cuba has denied involvement in any attacks and says it has reinforced security for U.S. diplomatic personnel. Rodriguez said lack of U.S. cooperation had stymied its own investigation into the matter. Authorities had not provided access to the injured people and the doctors who examined them, or to the homes where the attacks allegedly took place, he said, adding that evidence had been delivered late. Rodriguez urged the United States to cooperate more and said Cuba was also working with Canada on the investigation as Canadian diplomats have reported similar symptoms. So far, none of the probes have yielded any answers about how the alleged attacks were carried out or who was responsible. PRESSURE FROM LAWMAKERS Slideshow (4 Images) Several Cuban-American Republican lawmakers, including U.S Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, had urged that Cuban diplomats be kicked out in retaliation for the Cuban government’s failure to get to the bottom of the attacks. “I commend the U.S. State Department for expelling a number of Cuban operatives from the U.S.,” Rubio, an influential voice on Trump’s Cuba policy, said in a statement. But James Williams, president of Engage Cuba, a Washington-based pro-engagement lobbying group said: “This decision appears to be purely political, driven by the desire of a handful of individuals in Congress to halt progress between our two countries.” ”It looks like we are returning the threats and tensions of the 1960s,” said Maria Fernandez, a 45-year-old office worker in Havana. “This is madness by Trump. It’s really sad, because we are so close, and yet so far away from a sincere rapprochement.” Trump, who in June vowed to partially roll back the detente with Cuba agreed by his Democratic predecessor Obama after five decades of hostility, called the Cuban government “corrupt and destabilizing” in his address to the United Nations last month. Cuba described his comments as “unacceptable and meddling.” Rodriguez urged the United States “not to continue politicizing this matter, which can provoke an undesirable escalation and could rarify and reverse even more bilateral relations.” In Havana, U.S. diplomats frantically selling off their belongings at garage sales and on social media, said they were disappointed to be ordered to leave. In a message on Facebook, the embassy’s top official, career diplomat Scott Hamilton, said he would also be leaving. “I am an optimist and hope we will return one day, before too long,” he wrote. “Hasta la proxima Cuba.” Additional reporting by Doina Chiacu and Patricia Zengerle in Washington and Nelson Acosta and Marc Frank in Havana; Editing by Tom Brown

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cuba-diplomacy/u-s-expels-15-cuban-diplomats-fuelling-tensions-with-havana-idUSKCN1C81UE 

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Report: Antifa Receiving Military Training in Syria – Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Travelled to Middle East

Even after ISIS takes responsibility, MSM fights to cover up Islamic link just like San Bernardino

Mimi Al-Laham & Kit Daniels | Infowars.com - October 3, 2017

Editor’s Note: Just like the Pulse nightclub massacre, the San Bernardino attack and the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting, the mainstream media is doing everything it can to cover up the connection between Islamic terrorism and major massacres on US soil. Establishment reporters are even claiming it’s “fake news” that ISIS took responsibility for the attack – even though they did take responsibility for the attack. The following article reveals the dark triad of Antifa, Kurdish members of ISIS and anarcho-communists Kurds – and by implication why a country music festival – the bastion of flyover-country Americana – was targeted. For background, read this RELATED article first: FBI Source: Vegas Shooter Found with Antifa Literature, Photos Taken in Middle East. Members of Antifa are illegally crossing the Syrian border to receive military training from Kurdish militias as part of a dark triad between Antifa, anarcho-communist Kurds and Kurdish members of ISIS. The US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has anarcho-communist politics which has attracted American and European Antifa to fight alongside them in what they refer to as “the Rojova revolution.” Security agencies are concerned that these Antifa members will continue the “revolution at home” once they return. Already FBI sources have revealed Antifa literature and photos taken in the Middle East which were found in the hotel room of suspected Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock. In a policy that began under the Obama administration, the US military is providing weapons and training to YPG members, many of whom are directly linked to the PKK terrorist organization. This policy was wrapped under the guise of fighting ISIS, however, backing terrorists to fight terrorists hasn’t worked in the past. An uproar occurred when US special forces in Syria attached YPG insignia to their arms and the US military was accused of supporting terrorism, to which the Pentagon admitted wrongdoing and said the use of the insignia was unauthorized. As a result, the US military was forced to rebrand YPG as “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) to provide plausible deniability. The weapons and military training that the US military has provided them with are in turn being provided to western members of Antifa. These members of Antifa, along with the Kurds, have been constantly glorified in the mainstream media. Rolling Stone magazine interviewed several “western leftists” that are fighting in the YPG. And the fact that these anarcho-communist militias have ‘women who are fighting ISIS’ is something that is oft-repeated. Antifa groups in Europe and North America have posted photos of their fighters holding up the Kurdish YPG-flag along with the Antifa flag in Syria. Now this group of militants is calling themselves the International Revolutionary People’s Guerilla Forces [IRPGF] and the vanguard “of the revolution” in Rojava who vow to fight capitalism all over the world. This is already happening as Antifa members were part of an armed demonstration in Phoenix, Arizona. Kurdish military training is spreading to Antifa and other radical leftist groups in the West. One of the groups involved, the John Brown Gun Club, already glorifies the Kurdish YPG. It’s plausible the photos from the Middle East that were found in the room of the Las Vegas shooter (along with Antifa literature) were photos of Antifa fighting alongside Kurds in Syria, and it’s also possible the shooter crossed into Syria to receive military training. Foreign fighters are able to legally fly to Turkey and then illegally cross into the Syrian border without being detected. Germany is already reeling from a large population of Antifa, 1.2 million Kurdish immigrants and Kurdish militant groups working together in large numbers. Furthermore, thousands of Germans have illegally crossed into Syria to fight alongside Kurds, thus it’s no surprise when German Antifa gangs show up at right-wing rallies with hundreds of people and commit violent attacks. The media, however, continues to glorify Kurdish fighters as “the only people fighting ISIS” while ignoring the efforts of the Syrian and Russian governments. This is mainly because the military-industrial complex had plans to balkanize Syria and Iraq, in the “project for a new Middle East” and they don’t care if they accomplish it using Islamic terrorists or Kurdish communists. The Kurdish militias are not much better than ISIS, nor as liberal and democratic as the media portrays them to be. In fact, the Kurds themselves are not one homogenous group, with the majority of Kurds being Sunni Muslims and some of them even joining ISIS. In Iraqi Kurdistan the percentage of female genital mutilation is around 70% while it’s zero in all other parts of the country. In fact Iraqi Kurdistan, along with Yemen and Egypt, are the only areas of the Middle East where female genital mutilation is routinely performed. But even the communist YPG has been active at ethnically cleansing Christian Assyrians, Arabs and other minorities in the areas they deem the “Kurdish” state. Often times the areas they claim don’t even have a Kurdish population. Since the Kurdish population aren’t a majority in the areas Kurdish militias are trying to annex, they are carrying out these ethnic cleansings of non-Kurdish minorities in an attempt to achieve a demographic shift. The YPG forcibly disarmed Assyrian Christian militias after assassinating their leader, David Jindo. In Iraq the US-backed Kurdish militia Peshmerga forced Christian and Yazedi militias to disarm, before abandoning them to genocide once ISIS attacked. And the Kurdish regional government of Iraq is still not allowing these minority groups to return to their villages even though ISIS was pushed out two years ago. The idea that Kurds deserve their own state is something that is being perpetually pushed by pro-war think tanks and liberal sympathizers; however, this pays little attention to the origin and history of the Kurdish people. For one thing, the word Kurd was a designator for Iranian nomads. Like many other nomadic groups such as Bedouins and gypsies, they cross borders tending to livestock. They typically cross through Iraq and Turkey following the Euphrates River and live mostly in mountains. In 1915, the Turkish government promised Kurds the homes and cities of the Armenian Christians if they were to participate in the Armenian and Assyrian genocide. However after Kurds complied, Turkey reneged on the deal of giving them autonomy. The population of Kurds in north Syria resulted from multiple waves of illegal Kurdish immigration from Turkey after they failed to mount insurrections against the Turkish government. Many of these Kurdish were given refugee status by the Syrian government at the time, but now these same refugees are demanding their own state and are trying to claim ownership of much of Syria’s oil fields and are blocking the Syrian army from fighting east of the Euphrates. This foreign policy of balkanizing Middle Eastern countries to create a Kurdistan may have explosive implications not just for the Middle East, but also for the West, as it breeds a new form of “Antifa resistance” as well as terrorism in the same way that ISIS was bred through US deep state foreign policy.

https://www.infowars.com/report-antifa-receiving-military-training-in-syria-vegas-shooters-girlfriend-travelled-to-middle-east/ 

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BREAKING: Sheriff Says Las Vegas Shooter Could Have Been “Radicalized”

Authorities admit potential motive for first time

Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com - October 4, 2017

During a live press conference, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revealed that the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock, may have been “radicalized” and that authorities were attempting to uncover the source of his radicalization. “Did this person get radicalized unbeknownst to us? And we want to identify that source,” said Lombardo. If confirmed, this suggests that there may have been a political motive behind the massacre. As Infowars reported earlier, according to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner, Paddock may have deliberately targeted conservatives attending a country music concert. Paddock’s family insists that he had no strong political or religious inclinations.

https://www.infowars.com/breaking-sheriff-says-las-vegas-shooter-could-have-been-radicalized/ 

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'They took too long to take him out': Veteran, who alerted the cops to Vegas gunman's EXACT location, demands to know why it took more than an hour for the hotel room to be raided as it's revealed officers waited outside for more than 24 minutes

Police received their first report of gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest festival, in Las Vegas at 10.08pm on Sunday

But it was 72 minutes before SWAT teams burst into Stephen Paddock's room

An officer told dispatch they were armed and ready to enter Paddock's room at 10.55pm but were told to wait until SWAT arrived

After 24 minutes, SWAT teams burst into the shooter's Mandalay Bay room at 11.21pm and found the 64-year-old had shot himself moments earlier

Police have not yet explained why officers were delayed

Chris Bethel, who was in a room just a couple floors below the shooter at the Mandalay Bay, had called the police to alert them to Paddock's location

He is questioning why it took so long for the cops to respond

'It took them too long to get over there, to take him out,' said the Iraq veteran

By Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com Published: 14:03 EDT, 3 October 2017 | Updated: 15:03 EDT, 3 October 2017

An Iraq war veteran who was staying in the same hotel as the Las Vegas gunman is demanding to know why it took more than an hour for the cops to take him down.

Police received their first report of gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest festival, in Las Vegas at 10.08pm on Sunday.

But it was another 72 minutes before SWAT teams finally burst into Stephen Paddock's room at the Mandalay Bay to find the suspect had shot himself dead moments earlier.

The most concerning issue is there appears to have been an unexplained 24 minute delay, where SWAT teams were armed and ready to go outside Paddock's room, but waited until 11.21pm to enter.

Now Chris Bethel, who was in a room just a couple floors below the shooter at the Mandalay Bay, is questioning why it took so long for the cops to stop Paddock who shot dead 59 and injured 527 in the most deadly mass shooting in American history. 'It felt like it took them too long to get over there, to take him out,' said Bethel, an Iraq war veteran. 'To get him. And it's actually eating me up inside.' Bethel, of Texas, who was in Vegas for an IT conference, said that he'd been in his room when he suddenly heard gunshots coming from above him at just after 10pm on Sunday. 'I could just hear the gun shots, continuously. Just full automatic,' Bethel told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. 'There was explosions going off. It was like a bomb just went off man. And then there were more gun shots.' He says he called the front desk at the Mandalay Bay, the hotel across the street, and the cops to warn them that the shooter was above him, but says no one answered. 'Seconds are going by, minutes are going by, the rounds are continuously going,' he said. 'Changing weapons, changing calibers, you can hear the difference in the gunshots.' As he watched, he saw police responding to the wrong location below. Eventually, he was able to get hold of someone and tell them: 'He's not over there, he's over here'. Police have since credited Bethel with helping them locate the shooter. But Bethel says he's been left with the feeling that more lives could have been saved if only someone had picked up the phone sooner. 'I feel like I didn't do enough,' he told CBS News. 'I feel like I couldn't get a hold of somebody quick enough to let them know. And it felt like it took them too long to get over there, to take him out.' Police radio audio revealed that officers had located the location of the shooter, in room 135 on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay, as early as 10.24pm. Minutes later, cops found a security guard in the hallway outside Paddock's room who had been shot by the suspect, and asked for back up. Paddock had shot through the door, hitting the guard in the leg. He is expected to survive. By 10.37pm SWAT officers reported they were moving up to the 32nd floor to help officers, and at 10.55pm, an officer said he was ready to go in. But he was told to 'be careful' and wait after he admitted the SWAT team weren't there yet, Newsweek reported. At 10.57pm, cops reported they had locked down the hallway and had officers ready to go in. TIMELINE OF TERROR IN VEGAS: Country music star Jason Aldean was performing on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when lone gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on the 22,000 people gathered. About 10pm: Paddock smashes out two windows on the 32nd floor with a hammer-like implement and opens fire with his arsenal of at least 19 weapons - including fully automatic weapons. 10.08pm: First phone call to police that shots had been fired at the festival outside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. 10:18pm: Officers ask the hotel to shut down the elevator so the suspect can't flee. 10:19pm: A team of four officers begin to make their way into the Mandalay Bay, moving up towards the 32nd floor. 10:21pm: An officer, whose location is unclear, calls over the radio: 'Gunshot wounds to the chest and head. We need immediate medical!' Another officer says police and revelers on the ground are still taking fire. 10.23pm: False reports come in of multiple shootings at multiple other locations. Response teams are sent out to investigate. 10:24pm: One of the four officers inside the Mandalay calls dispatch to report that they are in the stairwell on the 32nd floor and can still hear gunshots coming from room 135. Dispatch responds by calling for backup from SWAT to help prepare to bust into the suspect's room. 10:25pm: Radio transmissions indicate Paddock may have stopped firing into the crowd at this moment. 10:28pm: Police officers gathered at the Mandalay Bay report that Paddock has shot at a security guard in the hallway of the floor outside his room. They call for backup. 10:37pm: SWAT officers report they are now moving up to the 32nd floor to help the police officers. 10:38pm: Cops say they haven't heard gunfire in about 10 minutes. Police radio transmissions reveal there is still some confusion over which floor the gunman is on, and whether there could be multiple shooters. 10.44pm: On the ground, terrified festival goers begin stealing empty police cars to flee from gunfire. 10.54pm: Officers report they've cleared many areas in the hotel and casino. 10:55pm: An officer said he was on floor 32 and was readying to make entry. But he warned to be 'careful' on police radio transmissions by control, who asked 'Are you with the SWAT guy?' When the officer replied he was not, he was told to wait for them. 10:57pm: An officer reports they had locked down the hallway outside the gunman's room, telling dispatch they had 'multiple rifles and plenty of officers'. But there was then a 24 minute delay while they appeared to wait for the SWAT team to arrive.

11.08pm: Las Vegas police confirm they have shut down a portion of The Stri 11.21pm: SWAT teams storm the 32nd floor room that Stephen Paddock was firing from. They gained entry using flashbangs designed to stun the shooter. Paddock fired through the door as SWAT teams were trying to breach the room. By the time they entered the room, he had shot himself dead. Seventy-two minutes elapsed from the first 911 call to Paddock being found dead. 11.24pm: Officer tells dispatch: 'We have one suspect down.' 11:28pm: 'We have one suspect down. Multiple firearms,' an officer confirmed again, adding it was definitely the suspect who was 'firing into the crowd.' 11.32pm: McCarran International Airport announced it was diverting flights destined for the city. 11.34pm: Interstate 15 in and out of Las Vegas was shut down for a time. 11.56pm: Hospitals in Las Vegas said that at least two people were dead and 24 were injured of which 12 were critical. 12.01am: Almost two hours after the first emergency call police confirmed that one suspect was 'down'. 1.06am: The Southern California police department say that one of their officers is among the injured. 1.34am: At this point the death toll dramatic rises to 20 people injured and 100 injured. 1.54am: Police in Las Vegas says that two of their officers who were off-duty were among the dead. 2.13am: Investigators say that they are looking for the 'roommate' of the shooter - Marilou Danley and describe her as a person of interest. 3.30am: Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo announces that the death toll is now at least 50 dead and 200 injured - making this the deadliest shooting in US history 6.30am: Investigators say they have located Marilou Danley and say that she is overseas and is not longer a person of interest. 9.30am: Sheriff provides another update and says that the death toll is now in excess of 59 and that 527 people are injured. But there is an unexplained 24 minute delay as armed and ready officers were forced to wait outside the suspect's hotel room door. Eventually, at 11.21pm, SWAT teams used an explosive device to break into the gunman's room and found he had killed himself a few moments before. 'Breach, breach, breach!' an officer was heard yelling over police scanner radio, as they entered the room after the explosion, before another officer told dispatch: 'We have one suspect down.' The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department declined to comment about the delay to the DailyMail.com. But other police scanner audio captured the confusion faced by cops who received reports of multiple shootings at multiple hotels and locations across the Vegas strip, and pleas by officers for medical teams. 'We're now getting reports of shots fired at Cesar's and the Bellagio,' an officer reported to dispatch. Dispatch responded: 'We need confirmation from these hotels as soon as possible about these shots fired. We just have one suspect down at this point of time.' The hotels confirmed the reports were incorrect. Swat teams were also sent out to reports of gunfire at New York, New York, Paris Las Vegas and The Tropicana. One overwhelmed cop called in for backup at Paris for reports of 434 - the Vegas cop code for illegal shooting. 'You have a couple more strike teams on route to you, please hold and be safe on your entry,' a dispatcher responded. 'Are you still hearing 434s? 'We have people running everywhere,' the cop responded. 'Are you hearing 434s right now?' 'Negative, negative,' she told dispatch. It's possible the confusion and chaos, and concerns there was multiple shooters, could have delayed the response. In total, 59 people lost their lives and 527 were injured in what became the worst mass shooting in American history. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said his deputies found 16 weapons in Paddock's Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel room, where he's been staying since September 28. They also recovered another 18 from his Mesquite home, as well as several thousand rounds of ammunition and explosives. Several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a bomb making ingredient, were found in Paddock's car. POLICE AUDIO AS COPS STORMED GUNMAN'S HOTEL ROOM

Officer: 169-10, we got shots fired, 4:15AFF. Sounded like an automatic firearm.

Control: Code red, 169-10, we have shots fired...

Officer: (inaudible yelling) It's coming from upstairs in the Mandalay Bay. Upstairs Mandalay Bay, halfway up, I see the shots coming from Mandalay Bay, halfway up.

2nd officer: Control, 3661IC, we have multiple casualties. GSWs (gun shot wounds), send a medical team, multiple casualties.'

Control: Repeated just be advised there is automatic fire, fully automatic fire, from an elevated position. Take cover.

2nd officer 'Multiple GSWs to the chest, legs, femoral arteries. Send a medical team (inaudible). We have an active shooter, we have an active shooter inside the fairgrounds.

3rd officer: Shots fired from Mandalay Bay, there's many people down, stage left, just be advised.

4th officer: 790RI, I'm gonna form a strike team, Mandalay Bay and the Boulevard. I need five officers on me.

5th officer (storming the room): Control to Zebra 20

Control: Zebra 20, go ahead

5th officer: Set on the suspect's door. I need everybody in that hallway to be aware of it and get back. We need to pop this and see if we can get an inside response from this guy. To see if he's in here or if he has actually moved out somewhere else.

Control: Copy. All units on the 32nd floor, SWAT has explosive breach, everyone in the hallway needs to move back. All units move back.

Officer: Breach, breach, breach.

(Gunshot?)

5th officer: (inaudible) We have one suspect down.

Control: We need the air clear for Zebra 20, they have one suspect down inside the room. Zebra 20 has one suspect down inside the room.

Officer: Can you confirm the location of the suspect down, please?

Control: Zebra 20 is saying there is one down inside the room.

Officer: Inside the what?

Control: Inside the room at Mandalay Bay.

Officer: 7 Victor, there is one down, 32nd floor, Mandalay Bay.

Control: Is that room 135?

Officer: That's affirmative, one suspect down in 135, floor 32, Mandalay Bay. I have the floor.

Officer: Control to 360, Can you confirm that room number?

Control: 135, 32nd floor, Mandalay Bay.

Officer: Suite 135-32, is that correct?

Control: 32nd floor, Suite 135.

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The Chertoff Connection: Las Vegas | Jack Mullen

I saw a post on Facebook containing the comments of a forum shown below. This comment was of interest because Stephanie Sledge had been connecting the shooting dots in Las Vegas to expanding State agendas to further impede and restrict activities and rights of American at public places. She plans to release an article on subject soon. [UPDATE] Stephanie’s article is here. I am not saying the information in this anonymous post is the truth, but it does make sense and is consistent with the story, lets explore this idea. At the time of the shooting in Las Vegas, the United States Congress was considering a bill making gun ownership easier and consistent with the US Constitution. The bill, called “The Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” was expected to pass congress and be made ready for President Trump to sign soon. The bill would allow gun owners to, again, transport registered firearms across state lines, carry guns in national parks and eliminate the $200 transfer tax on silencers. At the same time another bill introduced by the NRA would make sane and consistent State concealed carry laws, by allowing concealed carry permitted gun owners to carry in all States, regardless of the State laws, which violate the US Constitution (which is incorporate to all States Constitutions.) These laws are big steps toward unraveling all of the unconstitutional law created by the individual states in support of the agenda to disarm Americans. According to Stephanie Sledge, the Las Vegas shooting will be used to call for new and extreme security measures in all public places where people gather, like casinos, department stores, schools etc., in addition to a demand for more gun legislation.

Here is the interesting comment found on a forum dated 9-11-17 – way before the events of October 1, 2017.

“if their plan is successful state of nevada will pass a law in the future making all casinos have mandatory metal detectors and backscatter machines. soon after a federal law will be passed to put these machines in universities, high schools, federal buildings, you name it. osi systems and chertoff are the main producers of these machines. sometime around 2020 chertoff and osi will merge into a single company. after they merge the owners will sell off all their stock and make billions in profit. mr chertoff has been in contact with sheldon adelson. mr adelson will become a huge sponsor of these machines and he will be the first to put them in his casinos when the law passes. this is my last message for now. don’t expect me to return anytime soon -john

Notice the mention of Michael Chertoff in this post. It was after 9-11 dual citizen (Israeli, and US), Michael Chertoff became the chief ‘information container’ of all 911 disclosures because he was appointed to the position of Head of DHS.

After 9/11 Chertoff became the most powerful man in America as the head of the Department of Homeland Security

After his appointment to the head of DHS, Chertoff quickly asserted himself with the message “Its Okay to Torture Prisoners” in 2005.

It is no surprise Chertoff has a long history of association with Anti-American events and legislation starting even before 9-11. It was in 1995 when Chertoff, an appointee of Bill Clinton (no conflict of interest here,) was appointed ‘special’ counsel for the Clinton White Water scandal.

Before that in 1993, Chertoff was the lead prosecutor and with Judge Michael Mukasey presided over the the trial of the “Blind Sheikh”, Omar Abdel Rahman in the aftermath of the false flag bombing at WTC in 1993. The FBI was later found to have created this terrorist event. After 911, Chertoff was one of the authors of the Patriot Act, which had already been written and was waiting for the just such an event as 911. Then came the “Underwear Bomber” false flag, and it was Chertoff who recommended new body scanners for airports, while at the same time His lobbying firm, Chertoff Group (founded 2009), represented manufacturers of the scanners, in particular Rapiscan, one of the two companies that were contracted by TSA to take a nude picture of you at the airport. Chertoff made millions from scanning our bodies with harmful radiation in search of a ‘terrorist’ never found. BTW, has anyone ever gone to a country like Iceland or New Zealand where they can just walk off the plane — and go on their merry way? That is quite the experience. Conveniently, Chertoff was Assistant Attorney General in charge of criminal investigations on 911 and was responsible for releasing the ‘five dancing Israelis’ caught filming and cheering when the WTCs fell to the ground. Chertoff authorized their return, before police could even question, to Israel. Chertoff’s story is long, dark and sordid and his connections to all events which involve disarming Americans is easily taken for granted. It is not hard to see the possible connections between the Las Vegas shooting and Michael Chertoff & company. Following the advice of fellow dual citizen Rahm Emanuel, “Never let a good crisis go to waste“, and, in this case, the crisis is likely an event with many agendas, why shouldn’t one of these agendas enrich Michael Chertoff again while supporting the Israeli agenda and costing Americans both money and liberties. The other individual mentioned in the comment above is Sheldon Adelson a billionaire dual citizen Jewish business man who owns the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and other Las Vegas properties and he also lives in Las Vegas. Adelson is apparently happy to put the Chertoff radiation machines in his hotels. I suppose the happy gamblers and show goers will not mind a few dozes of radiation everyday. Wake Up America Americans are being manipulated into a newly constructed prison nation — these shootings are not organic and will continue. Remember it was the Obama administration who made the absurd and irrational statement ‘“common sense” gun laws will deter jihadists [terrorists] who are planning attacks.’ Decoded that means give up your guns and the shootings will miraculously end. Giving up your guns is the PRIMARY goal of these shootings, but the secondary goals are equally important. Creating a surveillance state which restricts individual fluidity within their country while tracking and cataloging and archiving your interests, movements, choices and routines which will eventually lead to a complete prediction algorithm attached to your person for use in war-game planning. There is no coincidence this shooting happened when two NRA bills were in the pipeline to reduce gun restrictions in America. It is also NO COINCIDENCE that moves to disarm people have historically preceded mass genocide, misery and population reduction. The USA is about to experience a significant financial collapse. It would not be good for those who caused the collapse and then looted American wealth to stand before an armed population. For a better understanding of how being disarmed results in potential genocide, investigate the plight of the Afrikaners (Boer) of South Africa and how the white and Christian populations were decimated after the Bolshevik “revolution” of 1917 in Russia. It is irrational and a contradiction to believe taking guns from the people will make them safer. Please see my detailed explanation in this article I wrote “There is No Such Thing as Gun Free Zone.”

https://thegovernmentrag.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/the-chertoff-connection-las-vegas/ 

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Curiouser and Curiouser – Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Used Multiple ID’s, Multiple SS Numbers, and Married Two Men Simultaneously…

Posted on October 3, 2017 by sundance

Much like the San Bernardino attack revealed a manipulative scheme for green-card marriages, so too is the Mandalay Bay Massacre revealing the use of multiple identities within the associations of the killer. Marilou Who? Oh, and if Marilou Danley she reads these reports before getting on board her flight back from Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia and/or wherever the heck she really is… well, she likely ain’t coming back. Just saying. (Via NewsWeek) Marilou Danley, the live-in girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, and now a “person of interest” in the shooting investigation, is a Philippines native who has used two Social Security numbers during her two-plus decades in the United States, and was married to two men at the same time, public records show. The person who may hold the key to solving the mystery of why the Vegas gunman killed 59 and wounded nearly 600 people led a convoluted life of her own, with two simultaneous husbands, a bankruptcy, two Social Security numbers, multiple addresses in several states and even different ages depending on which state records you review. The details are part of a Newsweek investigation into Danley’s past, which takes on a new urgency now that the FBI is frantically working to bring her “immediately” back from overseas for more information about the shooting and the $100,000 Paddock wired to her family there days before the shooting. Marilou came to the U.S. as Marilou Natividad, married Geary Danley in 1990 and took his surname. Danley, 76, lives in Arkansas, but he has declined to answer questions. In 1996, Marilou wed Jose Bustos, and became Marilou Bustos. But she did not dissolve her marriage to Danley until 2015, divorce records show. Both marriage licenses were filed in Clark County, which includes the city of Las Vegas, even though the Danleys lived in Tennessee and Arkansas around the time of their marriage, and the Bustoses lived in California. Marilou also has a daughter, currently living in California, but it is unclear whether one of her husbands, or another man, fathered the child. In California, her name is registered as Marilou Natividad-Bustos and her birthday is listed as January 1962, making her 55 years old. Under a different Social Security number in Nevada, her name is Marilou Lou Danley and her birthday is listed as December 1954, making her 62. Oh, my favorite paragraph this week: At times, her identities merged: Marilou filed for bankruptcy in 2012, under the name Bustos, while she was still married to Danley and living with Paddock in Reno. Her lawyer during the bankruptcy has not yet responded to a request for comment. Marilou held multiple addresses, some simultaneously—in Arkansas, Tennessee, California, Florida and other states, and often moved through cities within those states. (more).

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/03/curiouser-and-curiouser-vegas-shooters-girlfriend-used-multiple-ids-multiple-ss-numbers-and-married-two-men-simultaneously/ 

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NFL Chaos Is Part Of The Globalists Long-Held Plans To Divide Then Destroy America - Is It Time For The American People To Bring An End To The Globalist Institutions That Hate Our Country?

By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die September 28, 2017

"When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice! The Bible tells us, How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity" - President Donald J. Trump While Republican US Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma is now claiming that a Russian troll army is responsible for stoking the NFL debate in an attempt to push divisiveness in America despite the fact that Colin Kaepernick started this hatred of America now going on within the NFL well over a year ago, long before President Trump was voted into office, we see in this must-read story from Frank Brady over at his Gates To Liberty blog that what we're now witnessing in the NFL is a key part of the globalists long-held plans to divide then destroy America. As has been long reported on ANP and within alternative media, there is a very real plan to destroy the sovereignty of America going back many, many decades (perfectly represented by most of the lunatics in Congress being opposed to President Trump's 'America First' agenda!) and with the NFL quite literally selling their souls to ESPN and the political left while spitting upon their core fan base and America, Brady warns "This Is Not About Football, This Is About WAR!" Simply put, the NFL has decided to bite the very hand that feeds it, the American people and our great nation, and as Brady tells us within his story, this latest drama has nothing to do with either football or the national anthem. Is it time for the American people to put an end to (peacefully and legally via boycotts, of course, while we still can!) any globalist institutions, such as the NFL and ESPN, that have turned against America and sold out the American people? From Brady's must-read story.: What is unfolding comes right out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" handbook. Both "Black Lives Matter" and "Antifa" are hard core Marxist Shock Troops being continuously supplied with boots on the ground by Barack Hussein Obama's "Organizing for Action", a national army of fanatical Leftists that is hundreds of thousands strong and is actively recruiting "volunteers" through mass mailings to radical e-mail lists. Obama maintains a well-staffed Washington office for a reason. He and his posse intend to destroy what remains of the old American republic and install a totally socialist tyranny upon its ashes. As Susan Duclos reported on ANP on Wednesday, according to one black man, US Veteran and law enforcement officer Brandum Tatum, what President Trump is doing right now is separating those who love America from those who hate America. The fact that Kaepernick had never even bothered to register to vote should have told the NFL that the donkey they were hitching their protest-cart to was lame. And the fact that Black Lives Matters continues to base most of their protests upon 'fake news', while Antifa proves to us they are fascists by attempting to stifle the free speech of others, proves the monster America is dealing with is tyrannical and totalitarian in nature, willing to push an agenda based upon outright lies which fits perfectly into Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama's 'Saul Alinsky agenda'. And we shouldn't be the least bit surprised that TV networks refused to show the many former NFL fans in the stands, booing at their formerly favorite teams, for the mainstream media and the NFL are quite literally defecating upon America and the many lives of Americans lost protecting our rights as citizens under that flag. We expect that the TV networks will continue to ignore the masses of fans that are protesting against the teams within stadiums, hoping that people won't notice. Yet how can America miss noticing being quite literally stabbed in the back by owners, coaches and jocks making millions and millions of dollars to play a stupid kids game? While we fully recognize the rights of athletes and anybody else in America to protest, the fact that they're protesting against the very same country that has allowed them to live the lives of kings is beyond bizarre - it's downright psychopathic. Have NFL athletes no clue as to why they are bringing in millions and millions of dollars? NFL fans should make up a new rule - any NFL player who disrespects the very country that has allowed them to live like kings should have to go spend a year in Iraq or Syria or North Korea or Yemen or Nigeria or Venezuela. Instead of running for touchdowns, they'll be running to escapse ISIS or Boko Haram or Kim Jong Un or lions and leopards within the jungle. Think they'd stand up for the American flag when they came back, IF they came back, with all of their body parts attached? The total irony of multi-millionaires athletes screaming oppression while they're making 8 figure salaries also proves to us that most NFL jocks are completely brain dead, and therefore make perfect clueless dolts for the 'global elite' who've long been working to take down America. And as Brady warns us in his story, those who are attempting to overthrow America are quite literally inviting hell upon this nation as such an attempt to overthrow America will surely bring upon war. Yet as we return to Brady's story and the fact that what's now happening is so much more than just 'protest' or 'boycotts', Brady warns we're witnessing a war for the future of America. With the NFL teaming with America-hating and racist ESPN proving they've sold their souls to the 'globalist satan' as is perfectly seen in their illuminati-themed halftime shows, it may be time for the American people to raise our voices together and take down EVERY globalist institution in America that has sold out our nation or allows our country, our flag and our veterans and LEO's to be disrespected. With Black Lives Matter PROVING to us that THEY are a violent, 'racist' group that hates whites while Antifa PROVES to us they are FASCISTS who hate the freedoms of Americans to speak freely, we understand why Brady warns we're now witnessing a war for the future of America: Should the America-hating globalists have their way, we may one day be watching 'white genocide' playing out before our very eyes with Christians already under attack worldwide. Yet we see recent small signs of progress, such as former NFL Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway saying "Stand for the Anthem and get politics out of football", while reminding everybody that America is the greatest nation on this Earth as is also heard in the 2nd video below. Think the sales of John Elway jerseys won't now go through the roof? While ANP will be the first to admit that there are many things about our government that are well worth protesting against, protesting against the very country and flag that has written into law our right to protest isn't the way to go. And as we see it, through our eyes, 'America' already won a very real political 'Revolution' in 2016 when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, the entire republican establishment and the very real, Saul Alinsky philosophy that Hillary and Obama have long been living and throwing upon America and the world. For those who might think Hillary ties to 'radical' Saul Alinsky are 'fake news', we invite you to read her senior thesis written on May 2nd of 1969 at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. As Conservative Review reported back in August of 2016, back in 1993, the president of Wellesley College approved a new rule upon being contacted by Bill Clinton’s White House. The rule stated that all senior theses written by a president or first lady of the United States would be kept under lock and key. The rule was meant to keep the public ignorant about the radical ties of the first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the radical Marxist organizer, Saul Alinsky. The 92-page thesis was titled, “There is only the fight…: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” The thesis became unlocked after the Clintons left the White House and is now posted online. After being ruled by Barack Obama, another Alinskyite, for 8 years, perhaps one might think the fact that the modern Democratic Party is completely taken over by Alinskyites is old news, but the connection between Alinsky and Hillary is special. Hillary describes Alinsky as a “neo-Hobbesian who objects to the consensual mystique surrounding political processes; for him, conflict is the route to power.” Alinsky’s central focus, she notes, is that the community organizer must understand that conflict will arise and to redirect it and, as she quoted him in her thesis, be “...dedicated to changing the character of life of a particular community [and] has an initial function of serving as an abrasive agent to rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; to fan latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expressions... to provide a channel into which they can pour their frustration of the past; to create a mechanism which can drain off underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. When those who represent the status quo label you [i.e. the community organizer] as an 'agitator' they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function--to agitate to the point of conflict.” As former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson reminded Americans during the 2016 Republican Convention, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's mentor Saul Alinsky had dedicated his book "Rules For Radicals" to satan. In the first video below our videographer shares with us why America will never be 'united' until we ALL stand up for our flag and our nation, warning us that cultural Marxism & Saul Alinsky's playbook tactics are brainwashing the weak minded as we've seen all across the NFL. In the 2nd video below we give respect to John Elway for speaking truth, the NFL needs to get politics out of football. And in the final video below, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson expose all of the anti-Trump, anti-America Republicans now in the US Senate who are doing their very best to assist in the globalists plans to destroy America beginning at the 35 minute 50 second mark.

http://allnewspipeline.com/The_Plan_To_Take_Down_America_Includes_NFL.php 

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'The time is now': Lockheed Martin reveals plan for manned Mars base camp that will orbit the red planet in 2028 with landing shuttles to ferry crew members to the surface

The base camp will use existing technologies, such as NASA's Orion deep-space capsule

Researchers will study Mars soil and rock samples ahead of Nasa landing astronauts there in the 2030s

Outpost can be expanded to add ships to take astronauts to the surface of the red planet

Lander would take crew down to the surface for two week stays during their mission

By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:36 EDT, 28 September 2017 | Updated: 22:08 EDT, 28 September 2017

Lockheed Martin has revealed plans to set up a 'Mars base camp' orbiting the red planet - and says it hopes to launch it within ten years. Using NASA's Orion spacecraft as the command deck, the orbiting outpost could give astronauts the ability to operate rovers and drones on the surface in real time, helping us better understand the Red Planet and plan for manned missions. 'The time is now,' Lockheed Martin said in a video revealing the project at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, where it also showed off a lander that could eventually take astronauts form the station to the red planet's surface. 'Sending humans to Mars has always been a part of science fiction, but today we have the capability to make it a reality,' said Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager of Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin. 'Partnered with NASA, our vision leverages hardware currently in development and production. 'We're proud to have Orion powered-on and completing testing in preparation for its Exploration Mission-1 flight and eventually its journey to Mars.' Mars Base Camp is aligned with NASA's recently-announced lunar Deep Space Gateway approach for developing and testing systems, including Orion, in lunar space before using them to go to Mars. 'We think we can launch this is about a decade, and Orion is already being built.' The Gateway will allow astronauts to live and work in orbit around the Moon for months at a time while gaining experience with extended operations far from Earth. On the Gateway, they can perform lunar science and test out systems and operations such as habitats, airlocks, solar electric propulsion, surface telerobotics and even landers. Mars Base Camp would ultimately be built up at the Deep Space Gateway, away from Earth's gravity, before being deployed to Mars. Mars Base Camp's first mission is intended to be an orbiting mission around the Red Planet. 'Mars Base Camp is not a 'flags and footprints' system,' Lockheed Martin says. 'Rather, MBC-based missions not only enable human exploration of Mars on a near-term timescale, but also establish an infrastructure of reusable elements that enable sustainable, long-term crewed operations at Mars. 'This system is intended to embrace and leverage international and commercial partnerships, and several opportunities for purely commercial service as part of the overall concept of operations are identified.' Following this, the architecture allows for a surface lander. The concept is designed to be a reusable, single-stage lander capable of descending to the surface from Mars orbit. 'As valuable as orbiting missions are for science and exploration, we'll eventually look to leave the base camp and descend to the surface, says Lockheed Martin. The Mars Base Cape surface lander concept is a reusable, single-stage lander capable of descending to the surface from Mars orbit using supersonic retropropulsion. Each surface mission could last two weeks with up to four astronauts, and return to the orbiting Mars Base Camp without surface refueling or leaving assets behind. The lander uses Orion avionics and systems as its command deck and is powered by engines using liquid-hydrogen/liquid-oxygen propellant, both of which will be generated from water. A crew of 4 would descends to the surface to spend up to two weeks in a location collecting data and samples related to key science objectives. They then return to MBC to perform more thorough analysis on the collected samples in the MBC Lab Module and, ideally, refuel the lander for another sortie. 'In the MBC paradigm, initial landings on Mars are envisioned as relatively short-duration science expeditions,' Lockheed Martin said. Each surface mission could last two weeks with up to four astronauts, and then return to the orbiting Mars Base Camp where it would be refueled and readied for another mission. The six-person research station would take images and readings of sites across the red planet as a prelude to human colonisation missions. 'The concept is simple: transport astronauts from Earth, via the Moon, to a Mars-orbiting science laboratory where they can perform real-time scientific exploration, analyze Martian rock and soil samples, and confirm the ideal place to land humans on the surface in the 2030s,' the firm said. 'This is a mission designed to be led by NASA and its international and commercial partners. The major components of the architecture will be launched separately. Some are pre-positioned in Mars orbit ahead of time. Others are assembled in cis-lunar space for the journey to Mars. Six astronauts will launch on Orion, which serves as the heart of the Mars Base Camp interplanetary ship. Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin first unveiled the concept last year but at a recent conference revealed fresh details of its plans to use virtual reality to drive Mars rovers in real-time and even look for signs of alien life. The 12-month crewed mission will collect data to help Mars colonisation missions, such as those currently in development by Nasa or Elon Musk's SpaceX, to pick the best spot to land humans on the red planet's surface. The station's crew could use virtual reality and artificial intelligence to drive exploration rovers across the planet's surface in real-time. Samples of rock and soil from Mars taken by rovers will be jetted up to the base camp for quick analysis. These samples could be researched for signs of alien life, project team members have said. Lockheed Martin has been discussing their plans with a number of engineers and scientists since it first announced its plans. The company continued this work during the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), held March 21-25 in The Woodlands, Texas.

This isn't possible when the rover and scientist are on different planets, creating a delay in the decision process,. 'We could be operating rovers on the surface in joystick mode from the Mars Base Camp, as opposed to the way we control rovers today,' Dr Ben Clark, chief scientist on the Lockheed Martin team studying the Mars Base Camp, has previously said.

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HUMANITY ALERT: Sperm count plunges 59% due to mass chemical feminization of men

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) A rigorous new study conducted at the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and published in the science journal Human Reproduction Update finds that human sperm production has declined 59.3% from 1973 to 2011, trending toward a collapse of human population. Via Science Daily: …The researchers found …a 59.3 percent decline in total sperm count, among men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand who were not selected based on their fertility status. These findings strongly suggest a significant decline in male reproductive health that has serious implications beyond fertility and reproduction, given recent evidence linking poor semen quality with higher risk of hospitalization and death. The causes of the decline have been widely linked to chemical exposure, especially from agricultural chemicals like atrazine that are “chemical castrators” of men. These chemicals cause “feminization” of males, leading to hormonal disruption and sperm population decline. That decline, researchers found, is accelerating in western nations like the United States and could lead to a collapse in human population. Chemical exposure causing “feminization” of biological males while destroying sperm production and viability Although this was not the focus of this particular study, the same chemicals causing this plunge in sperm production may also be increasing non-male gender expression in biological males, leading an increasing number of biological males to pursue transgender surgeries or lifestyles. This biological fact remains adamantly denied by the anti-science political Left in America, which pursues the “magical science” narrative that transgenderism is solely a “choice” and cannot be influenced by chemical exposure. Yet every biological scientist and chemist in the world knows that chemical exposure alters biological function in humans. In fact, the very process of medical gender transition from a biological male to a female involves chemical castration using hormone-disrupting prescription chemicals such as Cyproterone. The common food packaging chemical BPA is also widely known to be a hormone disrupt and estrogen mimicker. Those who insist that choice alone can override the laws of chemistry and genetics are living a delusion (Bill Nye, anyone?). Biological sex expression is determined by genes and chemistry (including chemical exposure), not by wishes and hopes. Environmental exposure to such chemicals is irrefutably a significant vector for sperm decline among men in western nations. As explained by the researchers: While the current study did not examine causes of the observed declines, sperm count has previously been plausibly associated with environmental and lifestyle influences, including prenatal chemical exposure, adult pesticide exposure, smoking, stress and obesity. Here’s the video from The Hebrew University explaining this sharp drop in sperm production:

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Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

Ben Lovejoy - Aug. 4th 2017 5:51 am PT

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers. The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health […] Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones. Far from being the usual generalized complaint about teens spending too much time staring at their screens, Dr Twenge has plenty of hard data to support her contentions – made in The Atlantic, the magazine in which Laurene Powell Jobs recently bought a majority stake … The long-form article, entitled Have smartphones destroyed a generation?, is packed full of graphs – each showing the launch of the iPhone as a reference point. A 2017 survey of more than 5,000 American teens found that three out of four owned an iPhone. They show that teens today spend far less time hanging out with their friends, fewer of them have a driving license, they date less, have less sex, get less sleep and are more likely to feel lonely. There are also some stark statistics. Teens who spend three hours a day or more on electronic devices are 35 percent more likely to have a risk factor for suicide, such as making a suicide plan […] Boys’ depressive symptoms increased by 21 percent from 2012 to 2015, while girls’ increased by 50 percent—more than twice as much. The rise in suicide, too, is more pronounced among girls. Although the rate increased for both sexes, three times as many 12-to-14-year-old girls killed themselves in 2015 as in 2007, compared with twice as many boys. The suicide rate is still higher for boys, in part because they use more-lethal methods, but girls are beginning to close the gap. Twenge is quick to note that smartphones are not the only factor, but she argues that it is a key one. Parenting styles continue to change, as do school curricula and culture, and these things matter. But the twin rise of the smartphone and social media has caused an earthquake of a magnitude we’ve not seen in a very long time, if ever. There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives—and making them seriously unhappy. And far from the common belief that kids grow up too quickly these days, she argues that the opposite is true when you examine common markers like going out without their parents, earning their own money and starting to date. Across a range of behaviors—drinking, dating, spending time unsupervised— 18-year-olds now act more like 15-year-olds used to, and 15-year-olds more like 13-year-olds. Childhood now stretches well into high school. The piece is illustrated with depressing examples of behavioral changes. One of the ironies of iGen life is that despite spending far more time under the same roof as their parents, today’s teens can hardly be said to be closer to their mothers and fathers than their predecessors were. “I’ve seen my friends with their families—they don’t talk to them,” Athena told me. “They just say ‘Okay, okay, whatever’ while they’re on their phones. They don’t pay attention to their family.” Like her peers, Athena is an expert at tuning out her parents so she can focus on her phone. She spent much of her summer keeping up with friends, but nearly all of it was over text or Snapchat. “I’ve been on my phone more than I’ve been with actual people,” she said. “My bed has, like, an imprint of my body.” There’s the now common portrait of social media usage making people feel unhappier as they compare their own lives with the self-curated online version of the lives of their peers. Today’s teens may go to fewer parties and spend less time together in person, but when they do congregate, they document their hangouts relentlessly—on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook. Those not invited to come along are keenly aware of it. Accordingly, the number of teens who feel left out has reached all-time highs across age groups. Like the increase in loneliness, the upswing in feeling left out has been swift and significant. Twenge doesn’t have any easy solutions. She acknowledges that it’s not realistic to expect teens to dramatically curtail their usage of electronic devices or social media. But she suggests that modest changes could help. Significant effects on both mental health and sleep time appear after two or more hours a day on electronic devices. The average teen spends about two and a half hours a day on electronic devices. Some mild boundary-setting could keep kids from falling into harmful habits. The whole piece is well worth a read, especially for parents.

https://9to5mac.com/2017/08/04/impact-of-smartphones-on-mental-health/ 

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etc America your money will be worth nothing in the near future, this will bring panic, famine and martial law, yes, in the streets of America.  If you had read my word you know that these are the beginning of sorrows etc

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There Will Likely Be A Catastrophic Event In Conjunction With A Monetary Crisis – Citizens Of The World Are Kept Distracted By Insignificant Things To Keep Them Calm Right Up To The End!

September 29, 2017 danama

As global currencies wage a race to the bottom, citizens of the world are kept distracted by insignificant things to keep them calm right up to the end. The end will be the destruction of many world currencies and the savings of those invested in them. When that happens those who have lost everything will panic, and for good reason. The conspiracy theorists and sound money people will be proven to be prophets but none of that will matter by then. All of the savings that people think they have was long ago looted by the bankers and now they must destroy those ledger entries that people think they have. Much like the phantom gold that no longer exists in vaults but only on paper, those ledger entries must be destroyed before the banks are required to give that money back to its rightful owners. It is not only the savings but the promised payments from government entities that must be eliminated. The government has made promises it cannot keep and now it must find a way out while maintaining “plausible deniability”. That is the crux of the unwinding we will see in the near future. The people have been robbed of their wealth and their futures and now it is time to perpetrate the cover up so the guilty parties can sail off into the sunset with their ill gotten loot. It almost sounds like a movie plot but unfortunately the people will have to stick around after this show and deal with the aftermath. That is something most people do not see coming and are ill prepared to deal with emotionally, physically or financially. There are many things that people will disagree on when it comes to the future but there are some things those following events will agree on. There will likely be a catastrophic event in conjunction with a monetary crisis. Most people will be completely unprepared for the events. Only those that hold hard assets and the means to protect them will come through this with any wealth in tact. The government will increase their control of the population. Basic resources like food, water and energy will be expensive or difficult to get. This is especially true for imported goods. People will lose the homes they cannot afford and their retirement savings. Government payments will be cut off or severely cut back. There will be armed resistance against the government as they reduce freedoms that people are accustomed to. Roving gangs will likely be a problem at least in the short term following the crisis. The country will look much different in ten years than it does now, and likely not for the better. People will need a different strategy for retirement than they now hold. Healthcare will become more expensive and less available to the average citizen. The . These items point out the direction we are headed as a nation. Those U.S. will likely become a third world nation as far as living standards are concerned that ignore the reality we now live in will suffer greatly and will be immobilized with fear and uncertainty as to what to do. The government they looked to in the past for guidance and safety will be at odds with their very existence in the future. Those things they took as a given will no longer exist. This list defines what you as an individual must be prepared to deal with in the uncertain future ahead. Only by addressing these issues will you have any peace of mind in the coming days as events play out on a global scale. It has been said many times before but must be repeated because many still do not hear the message. You must be prepared to provide basic necessities to your family for a prolonged period of time. This includes clean drinking water, nutritious food, shelter, sanitation, security, clothing, health care and any excess funds should be used to buy precious metals or some other wealth preservation tool. Any transportation and communication assets you have will greatly enhance your survival position. Beyond these basic items you will also need to think about some way to produce income in the years ahead. Having special knowledge or capitol equipment to produce needed goods will insure you can continue to care for your family long term. The ability to produce food, water, clothing or energy and provide medical help or capitol goods will insure you have a product to sell that will be in demand. In a dysfunctional world the business opportunities are many. Basic supplies that were once taken for granted will be sought after by everyone. Herbal remedies, meat production, paper goods, cleaning agents, tools, building supplies and such mundane things as blocks of ice and footwear will have to come from somewhere. Something as simple as an absorption freezer powered by a homemade power source like bio-gas can provide frozen meat and ice to sell the year round. You must also be cognizant of many possible dangers that an uncertain world can present. These include natural disasters, the threat of war, disease, nuclear dangers such as fallout and contamination and chemical threats from malfunctioning plants and storage sites. The ability to plan for the future is more imperative now than ever. It is a sad thing that people spend more time planning a summer vacation than they do for their future. That lack of planning will insure a difficult future for them and their children as the world unwinds at an ever faster pace taking their standard of living to ever lower levels until reaching the bottom of this unknown new world. You need to prepare now like your life depends on it, because it does.

http://webnewsorder.com/2017/there-will-calm-right-up-to-the-end/ 

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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Four Pacific Rim volcanoes rumble to life

28/09/2017 Wilhelmina Shrimpton Newshub

Four volcanoes along the Pacific Ring of Fire have either erupted or look likely to explode after emitting smoke, ash and red hot rock. The volcanic unrest has forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate areas in Indonesia, Vanuatu and Mexico. Aerial footage shot by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) shows Vanuatu's Monaro Volcano rumbling to life. "It's bubbling away quite fiercely," NZDF's tactical aerial survey co-ordinator Mark Chadwick says. "There's a lot of ash and steam and debris being ejected from the crater." 240,000 flee in Bali as volcano threatens to erupt Should Kiwis travelling to Bali be worried about Agunu Volcano erupting? Authorities fear an eruption is imminent, and have ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people living on Ambae Island - which Mr Chadwick says is a "smart move". "There is a lot of debris and scorched vegetation, which depending on the wind flow, could affect other parts of the island as well." Monaro isn't the only volcano on the Pacific Ring of Fire that looks set to blow. Mt Agung in Bali has also been rumbling, and further north Mt Sinabung on North Sumatra has been blasting ash. Across the Pacific in Mexico, the Popocatépetl Volcano is also showing signs of unrest, spewing glowing rock and ash over the already quake-ravaged country. More than 30,000 people have fled North Sumatra's Mt Sinabung, but the biggest impact has been on popular tourist destination Bali. Around Mt Agung, 75,000 people have evacuated. Smoke has been seen billowing from its peak, and thousands of volcanic tremors have been felt. "I'm scared, really scared," one resident says. "The volcano is going to erupt." Denpasar Airport's alert level has been raised to orange. If it reaches red, the airport will be shut down. There are 450 New Zealanders registered as being in Bali, 127 in Vanuatu and 120 in Mexico. People are warned to stay away from volcanic areas.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/09/four-pacific-rim-volcanoes-rumble-to-life.html 

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Volcanic unrest: Eruptions at Fuego volcano (Guatemala), Turrialba (Costa Rica) and Agung volcano (Bali), Ambae and Lopevi volcanoes in Vanuatu on high alert

By Strange Sounds - Sep 29, 2017

The volcanic activity along the Ring of fire is rising with several volcanoes erupting or on high alert around the world. The latest to date are the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, the Agung volcano on Bali, Indonesia, and the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica. The Ambae and Lopevi volcanoes in Vanuatu are on high alert! The 10th eruption of 2017 began at Fuego volcano on September 27, 2017. It was confirmed by an increase in the seismicity and the presence of tremor generated by the ascension of the magma. On September 27, 2017, permanent explosions were accompanied by an ash plume rising to 4,800 meters asl, before moving 30 km west and northwest. Moreover 30 meters high lava fountains were feeding two lava flows in the Barranca Seca (600 meters long) and Las Lajas (500 meters long). On September 28, lava fountains were reported rising about 300 meters above the crater and casting in the Barraca Seca at a length of 800 meters. Ashfalls have been reported in La soledad, Pastores, San Miguel and Antigua. An important lahar is observed in the community of Sacatepéquez. On Sept. 28, Mount Agung seismicity remained high with 444 deep volcanic earthquakes, 214 superficial volcanic earthquakes, and 23 local tectonic earthquakes. Between 0h and 6h local on the following day, there are 125 VA earthquakes, 40 VB earthquakes and 5 local tectonic earthquakes. Gas and steam emissions have now become routine since already 2 days. Emissions come out of a visible fracture in the crater. The existence of this fracture shows that movements of the magma continue towards the surface. Evacuations are now topping 144,389 people on September 28 at 12:00 pm. Evacuations continue around Ambae volcano while a large plume of gases, ashes and volcanic rocks are ejected from the Lombenben crater. The Lopevi volcano, also in Vanuatu has been put on alert level 2, as it now shows a state of major instability. It is now forbidden to approach the crater as adventurers could be impacted by lava stones or asphyxiated by gases. Finally, the Turrialba volcano exploded 3 times (5.30, 8.25 and 15.23) on Sept. 28 with ash and gas plumes rising 700-800 meters above the crater and then dispersing towards the west-southwest. The volcanic unrest is increasing around the world and nobody knows when it will stop…

http://strangesounds.org/2017/09/eruptions-at-fuego-volcano-guatemala-and-agung-volcano-bali-ambae-and-lopevi-volcanoes-in-vanuatu-on-high-alert.html 

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Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico explodes 9 times in last 24 hours of enhanced volcanic activity

By Strange Sounds - Sep 28, 2017

The Popocatépetl volcano erupted 9 times during 6 hours 16 minutes continuously, sending incandescent fragments 1,000 meters around its crater and its flanks. Some explosions during this long period of volcanic activity sent a plume of ash and gas rising 1,000 to 1,500 meters above the crater. From these 9 explosions, four occurred yesterday at 14:13, 16:54, 21:24 and 23:09 h, and the others today at 02:53, 03:05, 06:41, 09:39 and 09:45 h. Ashfalls have been reported in the area. The volcano-tectonic seismic events were recorded, today at 02:02 (M2.1), 02:23 (M2.2) and 03:14 (M1.5) The Cenapred said the Popocatepetl volcano activity is within the normal parameters of activity for a Yellow phase 2 level of activity and therefore does not require a preventive evacuation.

http://strangesounds.org/2017/09/popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-video-pictures-9-explosions-september-27-2017.html 

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etc. Have you read my word, do you know that Ezekiel thirty eight and thirty nine is knocking on the door, as a matter of fact, its got a battering-ram and it is knocking the door down, but you are not aware of that.  Are you aware of how they are removing the Bible, are you aware of how they are fighting Christians, are you aware of the countries that are killing every Christian that is there?  And then you think I can delay another five years or another ten years.  Have you not read in my word where they are laying under my altar and they are crying out, how much longer, how much longer?  Oh what a sad state the world is in. etc.

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etc.  for the world hates the Christians more now than at anytime in history.  Even during the days Jesus walked on earth, it is much worse now and it is not going to get better because those that don’t believe the truth are going to come against you like never before because they don’t want you to know the truth etc.

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Is Tom Horn’s “Blood On The Altar” Vision Unfolding Before Our Eyes? Behold The Rise Of Anti-Christian Bigotry In America

September 28, 2017 by SkyWatch Editor

It is often said that Christianity thrives in persecution. If so, then it may be about to see its very best days in the United States of America. Is suffering the slap in the face that will awaken the church from its infatuation with comfort and compromise? It seems likely that we will soon know. Last week, progressive lawmakers showed more of their disdain for Christians during the hearing for President Trump’s Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals nominee, Amy Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame – and a devout Catholic. “Whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “And I think in your case, professor … that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern[.]” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked Ms. Barrett,Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?” The implication is that being an “orthodox” Catholic” disqualifies you from being a judge… (READ MORE)

The American Thinker September 24, 2017

The Rise of Anti-Christian Bigotry in America By E.W. Jackson

Several Democrat senators have used the confirmation hearings of the most exclusive club in America to lay down an unconstitutional requirement for qualification to public service. At a hearing in June, Sen. Bernie Sanders questioned the fitness of Wheaton College alumnus Russell Vought for the post of deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Vought had written an article in which he said Muslims "do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned." Sen. Sanders accused Mr. Vought of religious bigotry, saying, "In my view, the statement made by Mr. Vought is indefensible, it is hateful, it is Islamophobic, and it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world." Last week, progressive lawmakers showed more of their disdain for Christians during the hearing for President Trump's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals nominee, Amy Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame – and a devout Catholic. "Whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). "And I think in your case, professor ... that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern[.]" Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asked Ms. Barrett, "Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?" The implication is that being an "orthodox" Catholic" disqualifies you from being a judge. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) condemned the nominee for speaking before a "hate" group – the Alliance Defending Freedom, Christian attorneys who litigate religious freedom cases. Obviously a dangerous group. This line of questioning – or perhaps more accurately, this "inquisition" – amounts to a religious-based exclusion of Christians simply because of what they believe. There were no accusations of harmful behavior or violence toward anyone. Apparently, faith is enough to draw the ire of today's Democrats. It should be pointed out that the claim of exclusivity – i.e., that one's religion is true while others are false – is not unique to Christianity. Islam is well known for holding that view, except that sharia law, unlike Christianity, demands not that you love the nonbeliever, but that you tax, enslave, or kill him. However, the Senate will not interrogate Muslims on their beliefs, because that would constitute "Islamophobia." Our Founding Fathers were well aware of the dangers of religious bigotry. They wisely included in the Constitution a provision to protect us against it. Article Six says, "[N]o religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States." Have these senators ever read the document to which they took an oath? They are so caught up in a growing societal trend of hatred for Christianity and what it represents that they seem unaware of their dangerous bias. Kim Davis, clerk of probate for a Kentucky county, spent a week in jail because she refused to sign a marriage certificate for two lesbians. She claimed that it would violate her conscience and her commitment to God. Aaron and Melissa Klein, who own a small family bakery called Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a "wedding cake" for a gay couple in 2013. Hundreds of such cases now dot the legal landscape of our country. If law and politics are downstream from culture, the senators who were willing to impose a religious test in open defiance of the Constitution are reflecting adherence to a toxic culture. A virulent new bigotry is coursing its way through our nation, overriding the highest law of the land. It would seem that we are in not a post-Christian era, but a distinctly anti-Christian one. In August 2012, a young man tried to commit mass murder at the Family Research Council. The would-be killer was later convicted of domestic terrorism. He told the FBI that he chose to attack the Family Research Council because the Southern Poverty Law Center had designated the FRC an anti-gay hate group. The SPLC continues to put Christian organizations that support marriage or oppose abortion in the same category as the KKK. This growing hatred of all things Christian is a consequence of the sexual revolution, which created the politics of promiscuity and called for a world without the God who says "no." As the repository for traditional sexual morality, Christianity is viewed as the mortal enemy of the "gay rights" movement, the abortion industry, and the new transgender obsession. Those who were once thought of as hardworking, God-fearing people living lives of Christian decency and common sense are now slandered as "deplorables" and "extremists" by the elites of the Democratic Party and the media that enable them. The entertainment world, sports, colleges and universities, major corporations, government bureaucracy, and even members of the United States Senate have bought into this cultural hedonism. There is no room for Bible-believing Christians in their new world. It is often said that Christianity thrives in persecution. If so, then it may be about to see its very best days in the United States of America. Is suffering the slap in the face that will awaken the church from its infatuation with comfort and compromise? It seems likely that we will soon know. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/09/the_rise_of_antichristian_bigotry_in_america.html#ixzz4uJ3e2Stv 

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etc.  If you look at Russia she is ready to strike, Iran ready to strike, North Korea ready to strike, they are not playing games; they are serious with the things that they are saying.  Only you have felt that they have feared you, and because you have felt that they have feared you, you are not listening as close as you should. etc.  

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Chinese, Pakistan pilots jointly fly combat jets during air exercise

Chinese and Pakistani pilots jointly flew the J-11BS, one of China’s third generation fighters, during the drill held in the remote Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region this month.

world Updated: Sep 29, 2017 08:35 IST Sutirtho Patranobis Hindustan Times, Beijing

A senior Pakistani Air Force officer flew a sortie in one of China’s new fighter jets this week, making him the first from his country to do so and reiterating the close military ties between the two “all weather” allies. The head of PAF’s Southern Air Command, Air Vice Marshal Haseeb Paracha, flew in the J-11BS, one of China’s third generation fighters, during the Shaheen-VI exercise, state media reported on Thursday. Paracha was in China to participate in the just-concluded Shaheen VI drill, which was first held in 2011. The exercise, held in the remote Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) during September 5-25, was described as an anti-terror drill. A People’s Liberation Army website reported, “The air vice marshal was accompanied by Xin Xin, a vice-chief of staff of the PLA Air Force. This marks the first time that a Pakistani top military official has flown in China’s new fighter jet.” It added: “The Chinese warplane performed acrobatic maneuvers during the flight, drawing praise from Haseeb.” Pakistan’s Geo News reported, “The PAF contingent, comprising combat pilots, air defence controllers and technical ground crew, is participating in the exercise, during which the contingents from both sides demonstrated mutual trust by sitting in the same fighters.” The report added: “The previous drills only provided experience of sitting in the same fighter instead of cooperating in fighting.” The exercise featured China’s J-11 fighters, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and ground forces, including surface-to-air missile and radar units. The PAF sent its JF-17 Thunder jets and early warning aircraft. “During the joint training starting from September 7, different kinds of aircraft from the two air forces such as Chinese J-11 fighter jets, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft and Pakistani JF-17 Thunder fighter jets and early warning aircraft participated in drills of air-to-air combat, close air support operation, air-to-ground attack and confrontational operation involving multiple arms of the air force,” the report said. “The Shaheen-VI joint air training exercise, especially the anti-terrorism training jointly held by the air forces of China and Pakistan, will certainly be a powerful deterrent to terrorist forces, and conducive to safeguarding national security and people’s well-being of the two countries,” said Lt Gen Zhan Houshun, air force commander under the PLA Western Theatre Command, which oversees the borders with India. “The drills maintain national security and protects people of the two countries,” Zhan said. A video of Chinese and Pakistani pilots jointly flying warplanes for the first time was shown by the defence ministry during a news briefing. “Speaking of Pakistan, the first word that comes to my mind is ‘Iron Pak’,” Col Wu Qian told the briefing, adding the Shaheen-VI exercise was marked by several firsts. Wu said this year’s exercise was unique as the two sides conducted “confrontation training” at night in China and carried out close support operations for the first time. In yet another first, the two sides organised combat target practice backed by naval aviation and special operations units of airborne troops. “There are more forces and more elements in this year’s joint training exercise compared with previous ones,” he said.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/chinese-pakistan-pilots-jointly-fly-combat-jets-during-air-exercise/story-C1amGYJz3vsEL7qobl1d1H.html 

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How a huge radioactive cloud could spread towards Asia and the US if North Korea carries out a nuclear explosion over the Pacific Ocean

Graphic shows possible spread of 'atmospheric burst' from North Korean nuke

It reveals path of potential 'radio-isotope cloud' from a blast in the Pacific Ocean

Simulation released by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation

Comes just weeks after Kim Jong-un ordered North Korea's sixth nuclear test

By Julian Robinson for MailOnline Published: 07:12 EDT, 29 September 2017 | Updated: 09:59 EDT, 29 September

A new graphic has emerged showing how a radioactive cloud could spread towards Asia and the US if North Korea carries out a nuclear explosion over the Pacific. The simulation reveals the possible two-week spread of an 'atmospheric burst' that could be unleashed from one of Kim Jong-un's nukes. It was released on the Twitter account of Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation, which examines weapons tests. However, it does not say what the yield of the hypothetical explosion would be or what threat such a 'radio-isotope cloud' would pose to humans. The simulation shows what might happen over a two-week period in the event of a blast in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. According to The Telegraph, Zerbo later tweeted that the graphic was a 'simply a rough simulation of (a) potential cloud that could carry isotopes!' and that it had been drawn up following inquiries made to his organisation. It comes just weeks after North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un ordered the country's sixth nuclear test at the Punggye-ri military site. The test probably had a yield of 250 kilotons, a US monitoring group said - much higher than official estimates. Pyongyang claimed it was a hydrogen bomb that could be fitted into a missile - prompting global condemnation and heightening tensions over its weapons ambitions. The US Geological Service put the magnitude of the resulting earthquake at 6.3, and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) and Norwegian agency NORSAR had raised their initial figures to 6.1. As a result, the respected US website 38 North, which is linked to Johns Hopkins University, said it was raising its estimate for the yield of the blast to 'roughly 250 kilotons'. The figure is more than 16 times the size of the 15-kiloton US bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.

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U.S. military is planning to rotate strategic assets to the Korean Peninsula

Seoul is expecting more provocative acts by North Korea next month

Since Trump’s threats, 4.7 million North Koreans have joined the military

SEOUL, South Korea - As sabre-rattling continues between Washington and Pyongyang, Seoul is bracing for an October shockers from its nuclear active neighbour. On Thursday, North Korea claimed that 4.7 million of its citizens had volunteered to join or re-enlist in the military since the country’s leader threatened to "tame” President Trump “with fire" last week. Meanwhile, preparing for the horrors that await, the U.S. has now agreed to begin regularly deploying its ‘strategic assets’ to the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean government said that the decision was made as North Korea’s testing of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons puts the region on high alert. The announcement was made by the chief of South Korea’s National Security Office, Chung Eui-young after his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and leaders of other political parties. Chung told the political leaders that, "The U.S. has pledged to expand the rotational deployment of its strategic assets near the Korean Peninsula.” According to the Yonhap News Agency, Chung’s discussion with political leaders revolved around whether there was "any crack" in terms of trust between the security allies. He said, “[The deployment] will begin as early as late this year, and this will help us expand our defense capabilities.” Further, during their meeting at the annual United Nations General Assembly last week, officials said Moon and President Trump agreed on the additional deployments. While neither sides have specified the nature of these strategic assets, experts believe the terminology usually refers to stealth planes, long-range bombers and ballistic-missile submarines. While the U.S. Pacific Command has not made any official comments, a ruling party spokesman in Seoul reportedly said that the U.S. has made its pledge in writing. Meanwhile, with the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean communist party and China’s all-important Communist Party Congress lined up next month, South Korea is said to be expecting more provocative acts by North Korea in October. Chung added that the discussions with Moon on Thursday also involved talks on Pyongyang’s possible provocations around October 10 and 18. Park Wan-ju, a lawmaker and head spokesman of the ruling Democratic Party said that the report prepared by the South Korean security adviser also pointed to the risk that a military conflict could by sparked by “accidental incidents.” Park said, “The president said the United States speaks of military and diplomatic options, but South Korea can’t go through war again.” As tensions on the Korean peninsula rose over the last two months, with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanging war threats and personal insults over the North’s nuclear and missile development program - South Korea and Japan are fearing war breaking out. North Korea has accused Trump of declaring war, following his warning on Twitter that Kim’s regime would not last if he persisted in threatening the U.S. and its allies. The same week, Trump even warned that North Korea would be totally destroyed in such an event and at the same time, Pyongyang hasn’t backed down on its dramatic threats either. Commenting on whether China had a plan to respond to an emergency in North Korea, Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said, “Military means cannot become an option.” Qian has urged for talks to resolve the issue.“ He added, “The Chinese military will make all necessary preparations to protect the country’s sovereignty and security and regional peace and stability.” Meanwhile, as the region braces for possible provocations, North Korean government declared on its state media on Thursday that millions of its citizens were signing up to battle Trump and his country. The Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported that millions of young men and 1.22 million women said they wanted sign up to counter the U.S. since Friday. According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, Pyongyang has previously claimed that North Koreans have volunteered to join the military as part of propaganda campaigns to boost solidarity. Pyongyang’s report noted that the North Korean military enlistment came after Kim Jong Un issued a statement on Friday warning, "I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire."

http://www.northkoreatimes.com/news/254855010/seoul-fears-october-shocker-as-north-korea-strengthens-army 

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North Korea makes 'rapid progress' on weapons

Published: 7:28 pm, Friday, 29 September 2017

The UN nuclear watchdog's chief says North Korea's sixth nuclear test showed the isolated country has made 'rapid progress' on weapons development. International Atomic Energy Agency Director Yukiya Amano said the North's sixth and most powerful test conducted on September 3 posed a 'new threat'. 'What is most important for now is for the international community to unite,' Amano told reporters on Friday after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a visit to Seoul.

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/asiapacific/2017/09/29/north-korea-makes--rapid-progress--on-weapons.html 

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A former Google engineer founded a religion that is developing an AI god

Deus ex machina

By Rob Thubron on Sep 28, 2017, 7:00 AM

Here’s some news that's likely to give Elon Musk a heart attack: a former Google engineer has founded a religious organization that seeks to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence.” Anthony Levandowski co-founded self-driving trucking company Otto, which Uber acquired for $680 million in 2016. He became head of engineering for the ride-hailing firm’s autonomous vehicle division, and made headlines after being fired in May following allegations he stole trade secrets from former employer Google. It seems Levandowski could now become more famous for his nonprofit religious entity, called Way of the Future, which he founded in September 2015. Wired’s Backchannel discovered previously unreported state filings that reveal the corporation aims “through understanding and worship of the Godhead, [to] contribute to the betterment of society.” While Way of the Future has yet to submit forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to qualify as a tax-exempt religious organization, the documents do show Levandowski as its CEO and president. AI gods may sound like the stuff of sci-fi, Anime, and computer games, but it’s certainly a concept likely to appeal to the futurists and transhumanists of Silicon Valley more than traditional religions. Elon Musk is one CEO unlikely to welcome the move toward self-aware artificial life and the singularity. The Tesla boss was one of many experts to create OpenAi, a nonprofit that makes sure AI development is regulated. He also joined 116 other experts calling for a ban on “killer robots" recently, and said AI was humanity’s “biggest existential threat” and “more dangerous than North Korea.” Hopefully, his words won't come back to haunt us when everybody's forced to worship an all-seeing robotic god.

https://www.techspot.com/news/71178-former-google-engineer-developing-ai-god.html 

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Hamas says it won’t even discuss giving up weapons if PA takes over Gaza

In 51 minutes, Hamas 'can hit Tel Aviv with as many rockets as fired in 51 days of last war,' terror group's Gaza chief Sinwar boasts

By Dov Lieber September 28, 2017, 4:48 pm

Senior Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk said on Thursday that the Gaza-based terror group is not prepared to discuss the dissolution of its military wing during talks with the Fatah party, as the two sides attempt to form a unity government. Also on Thursday, Hamas’s Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar claimed the terror group’s ability to target the center of Israel with rocket fire had significantly increased since the last war between Israel and Hamas in 2014. He added that the elusive commander of the terror group’s military wing, Muhammad Deif, supports the reconciliation attempt. “This issue [of Hamas disarming] is not up for discussion, not previously and neither will it be in the future,” Abu Marzouk said in an interview with the semi-official Turkish news agency Al-Andalous. “The weapons of the resistance are for the protection of the Palestinian people, and it is inconceivable that Hamas will lay down its weapons as long as its land is occupied and its people dispersed.” Fatah and Hamas have been at loggerheads since Hamas violently took control of the Strip in 2007, with the two groups operating separate administrations. Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has a reported 27,000 armed men divided into six regional brigades, with 25 battalions and 106 companies. It has fought three conflicts with Israel since the terror group took control of Gaza. Hamas announced earlier this month that it had agreed to steps toward resolving the split with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government — known as the administrative committee — and was ready to hold elections. That statement came after Hamas leaders held talks with Egyptian officials and as Gaza faces a mounting humanitarian crisis, exacerbated by retaliatory moves by Abbas following Hamas’s decision to set up the administrative committee to govern the enclave in March. While Abbas welcomed Hamas’s dissolution of the administrative committee, he didn’t commit to removing PA sanctions on the Strip. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is slated to travel to Gaza on Monday to begin reinstating the PA’s control over the Strip. Reconciliation attempts between the two sides have failed numerous times, and one of the biggest sticking points has been who will control the border and security in the Gaza Strip. Abu Marzouk also said in his comments on Thursday that Hamas would not be willing to accede to the demands of the so-called Middle East Quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union, and United Nations — that it renounce terrorism and agree to accept past agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), which is the largest Palestinian political umbrella group. Despite refusing to give up its military, Hamas on Thursday reiterated that it is completely committed to the idea of a unity government. “Hamas will not remain a party to the division in any way,” said Sinwar, in remarks given during a closed meeting with journalists that were later published by Palestinian media outlets. “The page of the previous stage must be turned over, and we must move into the future to build our national project,” he added. Sinwar also boasted about improvements in Hamas’s military capabilities to strike Israel’s densely populated Tel Aviv region. “In 51 minutes the Qassam Brigades can hit Tel Aviv with the same number of rockets that it fired during 51 days in the last” war, said Sinwar, During that war, Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel, a small percentage of which made it to the Tel Aviv area. In a surprising statement, Sinwar said that Deif, the leader of the Qassam Brigades — who is wanted by Israel for multiple acts of terrorism including the orchestration of suicide bombings, and who Israel has tried to kill numerous times — is “strongly supportive” of the reconciliation efforts. US ‘withdrew veto’ against Palestinian reconciliation In his statements on Thursday, Abu Marzouk claimed Hamas was informed that the US was ending its opposition to a Hamas-Fatah unity government. “We received information from sources of our own, and other Western diplomats, confirming that the United States has lifted its veto on Palestinian reconciliation,” he said. The Hamas leader said the removal of American opposition grants Abbas “the space to take a bold step to end Palestinian division, as America formed a primary obstacle.” On Thursday the Quartet, of which the US is a part, welcomed the PA’s impending return to the Gaza Strip as part of renewed reconciliation efforts with the Hamas. It said renewed PA control over Gaza “is critical for efforts to reach lasting peace.” The latest reconciliation efforts between Fatah and Hamas come as US President Donald Trump has sought to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and met separately with Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. In apparent contradiction of Abu Marzouk’s statement, last week, Trump’s Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt slammed Hamas’s rule in the Gaza Strip and called on the PA to retake control of Gaza and urged the international community to help this process come to fruition. “Relief from the suffering in Gaza can only be found when all interested parties gather together to help the Palestinian people and isolate Hamas,” Greenblatt said, accusing Hamas of using money meant for Gaza’s civilian population on terror infrastructure.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-says-it-wont-even-discuss-giving-up-weapons-if-pa-takes-over-gaza/ 

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Israel Is Going to War in Syria to Fight Iran

Israeli officials aren't shying from confronting Tehran's forces — since no one else will.

By Jonathan Spyer September 28, 2017

JERUSALEM – Israeli officials believe that Iran is winning its bid for dominance in the Middle East, and they are mobilizing to counter the regional realignment that threatens to follow. The focus of Israel’s military and diplomatic campaign is Syria. Israeli jets have struck Hezbollah and Syrian regime facilities and convoys dozens of times during Syria’s civil war, with the goal of preventing the transfer of weapons systems from Iran to Hezbollah. In an apparent broadening of the scope of this air campaign, on Sept. 7 Israeli jets struck a Syrian weapons facility near Masyaf responsible for the production of chemical weapons and the storing of surface-to-surface missiles. The strike came after a round of diplomacy in which Israeli officials concluded that their concerns regarding the developing situation in Syria were not being addressed with sufficient seriousness in either the United States or Russia. A senior delegation led by Mossad chief Yossi Cohen visited Washington in late August, reportedly to express Israel’s dissatisfaction with the emerging U.S.-Russian understanding on Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi to raise similar concerns with Moscow. In both cases, the Israelis were disappointed with the response. Their overriding concern in Syria is the free reign that all the major players there seem willing to afford Iran and its various proxies in the country. And as long as nobody else addresses that concern in satisfactory, Israel is determined to continue addressing it on its own. Iranian forces now maintain a presence close to or adjoining the Israeli-controlled portion of the Golan Heights and the Quneitra Crossing that separates it from the Syrian-controlled portion of the territory. Israel has throughout the Syrian war noted a desire on the part of the Iranians and their Hezbollah clients to establish this area as a second line of active confrontation against the Jewish state, in addition to south Lebanon. “Syria,” of course, hardly exists today. The regime is in the hands of its Iranian and Russian masters, and half of the country remains outside its control. But the Iran-led bloc and its clearly stated intention to eventually destroy Israel certainly do exist, and the de facto buffer against them may be disappearing. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah recently declared “victory” in the Syrian war, adding that what remained was “scattered battles.” With the prospect of pro-Iranian forces reaching Bukamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border, this opens up the possibility of the much-reported Iranian “land corridor” stretching uninterrupted from Iran itself to a few kilometers from the Israeli-controlled Golan. Earlier this month, Israel shot down an Iranian drone over the Golan Heights. It was the latest evidence of Iran’s activities on the border. Syrian opposition reports have noted an Iranian presence in Tal Al-Sha’ar area, Tal Al-Ahmar, and Division 90 headquarters, all in the vicinity of the border. Pro-Iran forces, meanwhile, are open in their ambitions. Hezbollah al-Nujaba, an Iraqi Shiite force supported by Iran, has formed a “Golan Liberation” unit and declared itself “ready to take action to liberate the Golan.” Senior figures from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Basij have been photographed in areas close to the border. Israel has so far thwarted these ambitions in two ways. First, it has launched attacks to frustrate and interdict attempts to build a paramilitary infrastructure in the area. Most famously, the killing of Jihad Mughniyeh, son of Hezbollah military chief Imad Mughniyeh, in a targeted strike at Mazraat Amal in the Quneitra area in January 2015 was part of this effort. Five other Hezbollah members and a general of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Allahdadi, were also killed in the strike. Second, Israel has developed pragmatic working relations with the local rebel groups who at the moment still control the greater part of the border, such as the Fursan al-Joulan group. This cooperation focuses on treating wounded fighters and civilians, and providing humanitarian aid and financial assistance. There has also probably been assistance in the field of intelligence, though no evidence has yet emerged of direct provision of weapons or direct engagement of Israeli forces on the rebels’ behalf. On July 9, a ceasefire agreement directly brokered by the United States and Russia for southwest Syria was announced. It posits the establishment of a de-escalation zone in Syria’s southwest, in the area of the Quneitra and Daraa provinces. The details of the de-escalation zone are still being negotiated. But Israel has been deeply concerned that it could seriously complicate the de facto Israeli safeguards in place against Iranian infiltration of the border. If the fighting ends, physical resistance to encroachment will become more complicated and sponsorship of rebels potentially no longer relevant. As of now, Russian attempts to assure Israel that the terms of the ceasefire adequately address its concerns in this regard have evidently failed to persuade. The latest media reports on the negotiations for the zone suggest that the United States has reached an agreement with Moscow that pro-Iranian militias will be kept 25 miles from the border. But the issue goes beyond arrangements at the southwestern edge of Syria. Israel is concerned by Iran’s overarching regional ambitions. Recent comments by Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, that a future war with Israel might involve additional pro-Iranian militia forces to the Lebanese groups have been well noted in Jerusalem. Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz recently told a security conference in Herzliya, as reported by Reuters, that in a future war between Israel and Hezbollah the latter may be able to make use of an Iranian naval port, bases for Iran’s air and ground forces, and “tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen being brought in from various countries.” A recent report in the London-based Al-Quds al-Arabi described Iranian plans to thin out the Sunni Arab population between Damascus and the border with Lebanon, expelling Sunni residents and replacing them with pro-government Shiites from elsewhere in the country or outside it. Israeli strategic culture tends to emphasize addressing immediate threats, but these potential demographic developments are also being watched closely in Jerusalem. This all forms a larger picture in which Israel sees a major shift underway in the regional balance of power, to the benefit of the Iran-led regional bloc. Anyone who has received briefings from senior Israeli security officials in recent years has become familiar with a conception of the region as divided into four broad blocs: Iran and its (mainly Shiite) allies; a loose group of countries opposed to Iran that includes the Arab autocracies of the Gulf (excluding Qatar), along with Egypt, Jordan, and Israel itself; an alliance of conservative Sunni Islamist forces, such as Turkey, Qatar, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Sunni Arab rebels in Syria; and finally the regional networks of Sunni Salafi jihadism, most notably the Islamic State and al Qaeda. There are problems with this picture, and it contains simplifications. Most notably, the line between the conservative Sunni Islamists and the Salafis has always been blurred. There is an additional blurred line, in which authoritarian rulers such as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have some sympathy for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Nevertheless, the picture was a serviceable one, adhering to many of the clear realities of the Middle East over the last decade and a half. But the tectonic plates of this picture are now shifting, most notably to the clear detriment of the two camps associated with Sunni political Islam. The period of Arab unrest in 2010, during which Islamist and Salafi forces seemed briefly ascendant, is now a spent force — its beneficiaries in retreat and in some cases eclipsed by Sunni autocrats and pro-Iranian forces. Hamas is seeking to rebuild its relations with Iran. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi languishes in jail. Islamists in Tunisia are a minority element in the government, and Qatar is under attack from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates because of its stances in recent years. And the Syrian Sunni Arab rebels, once the great cause of this group, are now stranded — fighting for survival and without hope of victory against the Assad regime. The Salafis, too, are in eclipse, at least as political contenders. Looked at from Israel, this process is a mixed bag. Sunni Islamists are hostile to Israel, of course, and for the most part, their failure to assemble a lasting power bloc is welcomed in Jerusalem. Senior Israeli security officials describe, for example, Sisi’s 2013 coup deposing the Muslim Brotherhood as a species of “miracle.” In Syria, however, the insurgent efforts of the Sunni Islamists had at least the benefit of distracting the attentions of the more formidable enemy — the Iran-led regional bloc. For five years, Israel was largely able to sit by while Sunni and Shiite political Islam were in a death’s embrace just north and east of the border. Russian and Iranian intervention, however, appears to have tipped the balance against the Sunni rebels, threatening to bring the long chapter of active civil war in Syria to a close. From an Israeli point of view, we are back to the pre-2010 Middle East, when Israel and pro-western Sunni powers understood they were in a direct faceoff with the Iranians and their allies. But in 2017, there is the additional complicating factor of a direct Russian physical presence in the Levant, in alliance or at least in cooperation with Israel’s enemies. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, which remains exclusively focused on the war against the Islamic State, has done little to assuage Israeli concerns. Trump and those around him, of course, share the Israeli assessment regarding the challenge of Iranian regional ambitions. The impression, however, is that the administration may well not be sufficiently focused or concerned to actually take measures necessary to halt the Iranian advance — both military and political — in Syria, Iraq, or Lebanon. Where does this leave Israel? First, Israel’s diplomatic avenues to the international power brokers in Syria remain open. When it comes to Washington, Israel’s task is to locate or induce a more coherent American strategy to counter advance of the Iranians in the Levant. Its goal when it comes to Moscow is to ensure sufficient leeway from Putin, who has no ideological animus against Israel and no special sympathy for Tehran, so that Israel can take the measures it deems necessary to halt or deter the Iranians and their proxies. Second, Israel will continue to rely on its military defenses, which remain without peer in the region. And as shown in Masyaf, they can be employed to halt and deter provocative actions by the Iran-led bloc where necessary. Nevertheless, as seen from Jerusalem, the shifting regional tectonic plates are producing a new situation in which the Iran-led alliance is once again directly facing Israel, consequently raising the possibility of direct confrontation. Masyaf was not the first shot in the fight between Israel and its proxies in the Levant — and it is unlikely to be the last.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/28/israel-is-going-to-war-in-syria-to-fight-iran/ 

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I have had my hand of protection upon America but no more.  I am going to shake America like never before.  I will lift my hand of protection for a little while.  Remember nine one one and what happened when my hand was lifted?  What is to come is far worse than that.  I have sat back and watched as my word has been removed from your schools.  Your children know nothing of me.  I have watched while your government has removed my commandments from their walls.  They have promoted a life style forbidden by me.  I have said in my word man shall not lie with man and women with women this is an abomination.  You have opened up your military, they are dancing in the streets, they are thumbing their noses and saying we are here we will take over.  I will not allow this to go on any longer without discipline.  I love you America but you need to be shaken. etc

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Judge Roy Moore: We Removed God from Schools, Shootings and Death Filled the Void

by AWR Hawkins19 Sep 2017

CNN is lamenting the fact that GOP frontrunner for the U.S. Senate in Alabama Judge Roy Moore told pastors and Christians in a speech last month that shootings and killings in American society are the result of removing God from schools. Andrew Kaczynski’s KFile on CNN dug up a video of Moore from late August speaking at Citizen Impact USA, making the comments that have CNN and the GOP establishment in Washington similarly freaked out. “We are losing the acknowledgement of God and I’m standing here talking to Christians and pastors and I’m telling you we’re losing the acknowledgement of God,” Moore said, per CNN’s report. After, per Kaczynski, Moore began “reciting several verses from the Old Testament book of Hosea that deal with lack of knowledge of God,” the front-running candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama argued that shootings and killings in U.S. society today is because of the lack of God in public life. “You wonder why we’re having shootings, and killings here in 2017? Because we’ve asked for it,” Moore said. “We’ve taken God out of everything. We’ve taken prayer out of school, we’ve taken prayer out of council meetings.” In a video of Moore’s speech to Citizen Impact USA, he can be heard saying, “There’s no truth, no mercy, no knowledge of God in the land.” He then referenced Hosea 4:2 (King James Version) saying, “By swearing and lying and killing and stealing … they break forth and blood touches blood.” Moore went on to cite a recent example of a coach who was barred from going out on the 50-yard line to kneel and say a silent prayer before a football game began. The school district filed a suit which resulted in an injunction to prevent the coach from praying at the 50-yard-line. Within seconds of the CNN piece posting, the Senate Leadership Fund—a PAC affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell which has spent millions upon millions of dollars in Alabama to try to prop up failing establishment candidate Luther Strange—spokesman Chris Pack tweeted the attack against Moore from CNN: It is not the first time that McConnell’s organization has been working with CNN to attack Moore, the conservative candidate much more closely aligned with President Trump’s agenda than Strange—the establishment-backed candidate that Trump has endorsed and is set to campaign for later this week. Last week, as Breitbart News reported, Senate Leadership Fund and CNN teamed up to attack Moore for suggesting that the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened as a result of the lack of God in American society. While both that attack over 9/11 and this one over shootings may seem harsh in Washington, D.C., or on the island of Manhattan, the message Moore gave in both actually is a positive one among GOP primary voters in Alabama. Polling data from JMC Analytics has shown that most likely voters in Alabama’s upcoming GOP primary runoff on Sept. 26 do not think less of Moore as a result of these statements, and actually like what he says. For instance, in response to the 9/11 attack, most astute observers understood that it is actually a positive in Alabama—not an attack: The same goes for this latest attack. What is perhaps more interesting, however, is the emergence of a new alliance between Senate Leadership Fund—McConnell’s organization—and CNN. President Trump despises CNN, and calls it a “very fake news” network. He has bashed the network repeatedly from rally stages, and cheered when three senior CNN staffers were forced to resign earlier this year as the result of a Breitbart News investigation that uncovered they published extraordinarily fake news regarding the Russia scandal. The McConnell group’s decision to keep working with CNN to attack a GOP candidate who supports the president’s agenda, Moore, and create further division inside the GOP is not the only time the group has lined up against President Trump and his agenda. The Senate Leadership Fund has been caught in the act of publishing deceptively edited videos falsely suggesting that Moore does not support the president’s planned border wall. Creating division inside the GOP and falsely alleging that a Republican does not support the president’s agenda is in and of itself an attack on the president and his agenda. AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com .

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/19/judge-moore-removed-god-schools-shootings-death-filled-void/ 

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Food Truck Giving Free Food to Hurricane Workers, Kicked Out of Town for Not Having a Permit

September 25, 2017 By Matt Agorist

Green Cove Springs, FL — After Irma devastated Florida, most restaurants and stores were shut down in certain areas. Green Cove Springs was one of those places. So, when Jack Roundtree, owner of the Triple J BBQ food truck, arrived in town, not only was he welcomed with open arms — he was desperately needed. As he sold BBQ to paying customers, Roundtree used the extra money to feed utility workers for free for all their hard work. However, once officials saw a man who’d dare sell food in their town without paying them first, police were called in to make quick work of this entrepreneurial good Samaritan. Shut down and get out of town—is what Roundtree was told by local authorities for both providing charity and a much-needed product and service. Why was Roundtree told to get out of town, you ask? Well, he hadn’t paid the local government for the ‘privilege’ to sell food to those in need inside Green Cove Springs. Roundtree is no outlaw. In fact, Green Cove Springs actually encouraged him to sell his BBQ during their monthly Saturday-in-the-Park event before the hurricane. But not this time. Even if he would’ve gone to city hall to buy a permit to sell during the Irma aftermath, however, he couldn’t—they were closed. According to Clay Today: It was interesting to learn that Roundtree and his truck were encouraged to serve customers during Green Cove’s monthly Saturday-in-the-Park event without a permit, but during Irma’s aftermath, not so much. Had Roundtree decided to press his case at City Hall, he would have been greeted with a sign that read: ‘Due to Hurricane Irma, City Hall offices and services will re-open on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.’ So, instead of allowing Roundtree to offer free food to utility workers and sell food to people during their time of need, and just get a permit after government employees decided to return to work—they just kicked him out of town. Here’s how one Green Cove Spring witness, Bettie Tune, described the events at Rich’s on her Facebook page, as reported by Clay Today: Just saw a BBQ food truck set up in town. GREAT!! Wanted to stop and get a good lunch for the guys helping us. When I pulled in, there was a Green Cove Springs police sitting there. OK, everyone has to eat, and the choices are very limited right now. Starting to talk to one of the guys from the food truck and found out that the “city manager” had sent her police to make them leave. This is such a great little town, but it seems like the people who run it do their best to keep it from progressing. THANKS Green Cove Springs City Manager. Shame on you! The irony here is that he was kicked out of town for failing to get a permit by government workers because the other government workers who would’ve given him this permit, were not at work. In a report from the Institute for Justice, Communications Coordinator, Matt Powers explains that Roundtree is not alone. Cities across the country often impose strict regulations that make it nearly impossible for food trucks to operate. In 2011, IJ launched its National Street Vending Initiative to fight these laws. In Baltimore, the Institute for Justice (IJ) is challenging a ban on food trucks parking within 300-foot of a brick-and-mortar business that sells the same type of food. In Chicago, IJ is challenging regulations that bans food trucks from operating within 200 feet of a brick-and-mortar business serving food and forces them to install GPS tracking devices that broadcast their every move. And IJ is challenging a Louisville, Kentucky, law banning food trucks from operating within 150 feet of any restaurant selling similar food. These strict regulations are ostensibly designed for food safety, but in reality, serve to raise revenue for the state and limit established restaurants’ competition. They also stifle economic growth. As the IJ noted: Wire Tapped America - New Book (Ad) It is not only during times of crisis that food trucks contribute to their communities. According to IJ’s report Streets of Dreams mobile vending businesses help people escape poverty and unemployment through affordable start-up costs which creates the initial economic opportunity for upward mobility. IJ’s report, Seven Myths and Realities found the presence of food trucks can actually help local restaurant industries by attracting new customers and serving as incubators for new restaurants. Cities should embrace food trucks and liberate them from onerous regulations so they can enjoy the benefits these businesses bring. When people in need are denied food they are willing to purchase because government workers aren’t in the office to sell the maker of that food a permission slip, something is wrong in the land of the free. As TFTP reported earlier this month, this problem is everywhere. It stifles local economic growth, persecutes the poor the hardest, and turns hard-working entrepreneurs into criminals, ripe for the extortion of state. Luckily, thanks to Martin Flores, who filmed an innocent hot dog vendor named Beto get robbed by a Berkeley police officer for selling hot dogs, Americans are seeing the harsh reality that is making a living in a police state. Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.

https://www.activistpost.com/2017/09/food-truck-giving-free-food-hurricane-workers-kicked-town-not-permit.html 

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etc I have told you to have enough food, generator for three months, how long, for three months.  Not three years, not six years, not seven years.  Man says many things, but it does not line up with my word, but I shall be giving unto you my word that you may know, you must prepare now, you must get your house in order now, these things, these things are important. Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, I will be speaking to you, you need to be hearing, you need to be listening, the time is extremely short. etc 

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After The Collapse Series: What Becomes Money When The System Collapses?

September 26, 2017

With this article, we continue our series After The Collapse, if you missed any article of this series can be found here After The Collapse Series. What is money? Economist Mike Shedlock defines money through the eyes of Austrian economist Murray N. Rothbard as “a commodity used as a medium of exchange.” “Like all commodities, it has an existing stock, it faces demands by people to buy and hold it. Like all commodities, its priceť in terms of other goods is determined by the interaction of its total supply, or stock, and the total demand by people to buy and hold it. People buyť money by selling their goods and services for it, just as they sellť money when they buy goods and services.” What is money when the system collapses and the SHTF? In disaster situations, the value of money as we know it now changes, especially if we are dealing with a hyperinflationary collapse of the system’s core currency. This article discusses money as a commodity in an event where the traditional currency (US Dollar) is no longer valuable. In a collapse of the system, there will be multiple phases, with the first phase being the “crunch”. The crunch is the period of time directly preceding a collapse and the collapse itself. Traditional Currency Initially, the traditional currency system will maintain some value, though it may be rapidly depreciating in buying power. For those with physical, non-precious metal denominated currency on hand (paper dollars, non-silver coins), spending it as rapidly as possible is the best approach. Also read: Grid-Down Collapse: When Hard Assets Soar In Value, Having Key Supplies And Tools Prepared In Advance Of An Emergency Is Absolutely Critical To Your Well-Being And Survival!

Preparing for the Aftermath–What would it really be like to have no running water, electricity, sewer, newspaper or Internet? No supermarket or fire department close at hand? It is during the crunch that ATM machines around the country will run out of currency as people aware of the rapidly devaluing dollar will be attempting to withdraw as much money as possible. This immediate increase in money supply, coupled with the population’s general knowledge of the currency depreciation in progress, will lead to instant price increases for goods, especially essential goods. If your physical cash has not been converted into tangible assets, this would be the time to do so. Acquiring as much food, fuel, clothing and toiletry items as possible would be the ideal way to spend remaining cash before it completely collapses to zero, as it did in the Weimar inflation in 1930’s Germany, or Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation in recent years. Precious Metals During the initial phase of the ‘crunch’ precious metals will be a primary bartering tool, but this may not last long. The old survivalist adage “you can’t eat your gold” will become apparent very quickly. In a total breakdown of the system, food, water and fuel will be the most important tangible goods to acquire. Consider someone who has a two week or one month supply of food on hand. Do you believe they would be willing to part with that food for some precious metals? The likely answer is no. There will be almost no bartering item that one would be willing to trade their food for once it is realized that food supply lines have been cut. That being said, since most will not barter their food, not even for fuel, the next recognized medium of exchange by merchants, especially those selling fuel, will be precious metals. For the initial crunch, silver coins, especially recognizable coins like 90% silver quarters, dimes and half dollars, along with one (1) ounce government mint issued silver coins like US Silver Eagles, will be accepted by some, probably most, merchants. For those trying to flee cities to bug-out locations, silver coins of the aforementioned denominations may be a lifesaver, as they can be used to acquire fuel. While we recommend having gold, as well, the issue with gold is that its value is so much higher than that of silver, that breaking a etc

While we recommend having gold, as well, the issue with gold is that its value is so much higher than that of silver, that breaking a one-ounce gold coin into 10 pieces just to buy a tank of gas will not be practical. It is for this reason that having silver on hand is highly recommended. Packing at least $25 – $50 of silver coins in each bug-out bag would be a prudent prepping idea. In a total SHTF scenario, silver and gold may eventually break down as a bartering unit, as contact with the “outside” world breaks down. One reason for this is that the fair value price of precious metals will be hard to determine, as it will be difficult to locate buyers for this commodity. This, however, does not mean that you should spend all of your precious metals right at the onset of a collapse. Precious metals will have value after bartering and trade are reestablished once the system begins to stabilize. Once stabilization begins, the likely scenario is that precious metals will be one of the most valuable monetary units available, so having plenty may be quite a benefit. At this point, they could be used to purchase property, livestock, services, and labor. Water Water is often overlooked as a medium of exchange, though it is one of the most essential commodities for survival on the planet. Had individuals in New Orleans stockpiled some water supplies during Hurricane Katrina, much of the loss of life there could have been avoided. For those bugging out of cities, it will be impractical to carry with them more than 5 – 10 gallons of water because of space limitations in their vehicles. Thus, having a method to procure water may not only save your life but also provide you with additional goods for which you can barter. An easy solution for providing yourself and others with clean water is to acquire a portable water filtration unit for your bug-out bag(s). While they are a bit costly, with a good unit such as the Katadyn Combi water filter running around $150, the water produced will be worth its weight in gold, almost literally. This particular filter produces 13,000 gallons of clean water! A Must have for any survival kit. Because we like reserves for our reserves, we’d also recommend acquiring water treatment tablets like the EPA approved Katadyn Micropur tabs. If your filter is lost or breaks for whatever reason, each tablet can purify 1 liter of water. In our opinion, the best chemical water treatment available. Clean water is money. In a bartering environment, especially before individuals have had time to establish water sources, this will be an extremely valuable medium of exchange and will have more buying power than even silver or gold on the individual bartering level. Food In a system collapse, food will be another of the core essential items that individuals will want to acquire. Survival Blog founder James Rawles suggests storing food for 1) personal use 2) charity 3) bartering. Dry goods, canned goods, freeze dried foods can be used for bartering, but only if you have enough to feed yourself, family and friends. They should be bartered by expiration date, with those foods with the expiration dates farthest out being the last to be traded. You don’t know how long the crunch and recovery periods will last, so hold the foods with the longest expiration dates in your possession if you get to a point where you must trade. Baby formula will also be a highly valued item in an SHTF scenario, so whether you have young children or not, it may not be a bad idea to stockpile a one or two week supply. (For parents of young children, this should be the absolute first thing you should be stockpiling!). In addition to water, baby formula may be one of the most precious of all monetary commodities. Another tradeable food good would be, seeds, but the need for these may not be apparent to most at the initial onset of a collapse, though having extra seeds in your bug-out location may come in handy later. Fuel Fuel, including gas, diesel, propane, and kerosene will all become barterable goods in a collapse, with gas being the primary of these energy monetary units during the crunch as individuals flee cities. For most, stockpiling large quantities will be impractical, so for those individuals who prepared, they may only have 20 – 50 gallons in their possession as they are leaving their homes. If you are near your final bug-out destination, and you must acquire food, water or firearms, fuel may be a good medium of exchange, especially for those that have extra foodstuff they are willing to trade. Though we do not recommend expending your fuel, if you are left with no choice, then food, water, and clothing may take precedence. For those with the ability to do so, store fuel in underground tanks on your property for later use and trading. Firearms and Ammunition Though firearms and ammunition may not be something you want to give up, those without them will be willing to trade some of their food, precious metals, fuel and water for personal security. When the system collapses, there will likely be pandemonium, and those without a way to protect themselves will be sitting ducks to thieves, predators, and gangs. Even in if you choose not to trade your firearms and ammo during the onset of a collapse, these items will be valuable later. As food supplies diminish, those without firearms will want to acquire them so they can hunt for food. Those with firearms may very well be running low on ammunition and will be willing to trade for any of the aforementioned items. As you maybe already know, ammunition was the primary trading good during the recovery and stabilization periods, where it was traded for food, clothing, shoes, livestock, precious metals and fuel. Clothing and Footwear We may take it for granted now because of the seemingly endless supply, but clothing and footwear items will be critical in both, the crunch and the phases after it. Having an extra pair of boots, a jacket, socks, underwear, and sweaters can be an excellent way to acquire other essential items in a trade. As children grow out of their clothes, rather than throwing them away, they will become barterable goods. It is recommended that those with children stock up on essential clothing items like socks, underwear, and winter-wear that is sized a year or two ahead of your child’s age. Additional Monetary Commodities The above monetary units are essential goods that will be helpful for bartering in the initial phases of a collapse in the system. As the crunch wanes and recovery and stabilization begin to take over, other commodities will become tradeable goods. Some other examples of items that will be bartering goods during and after a crunch include vitamins, tools, livestock, fishing supplies, coffee and medical supplies. Another important monetary commodity after the crunch will be trade skills. If you know how to fish, machine tools, hunt, sew, fix and operate radios, fix cars, manufacture shoes, or grow food, you’ll have some very important skills during the recovery period.

http://www.survivaldan101.com/money-system-collapses/ 

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50K Evacuated From Bali, As Nation Is On Volcano Alert For Imminent Eruption

Mac Slavo September 25th, 2017 SHTFplan.com

Fears of an imminent eruption on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali have led to the evacuation of an estimated 50,000 people. The Mount Agung volcano is going to erupt, scientists say. Waskita Sutadewa, the spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency in Bali, said people have scattered to all corners of the island and some have crossed to the neighboring island of Lombok. Indonesian authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people. Villagers are staying in temporary camps, sports centers, village halls, or with friends and relatives. Some do return to the exclusion zone during the day to tend to their livestock or shift the animals to areas further from the volcano for their safety. Others say they are selling their cows because they don’t know when they’ll be able to return. “It’s obviously an awful thing. We want to be out of here just to be safe,” said an Australian woman at Bali’s airport who identified herself as Miriam. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said hundreds of thousands of face masks will be distributed in Bali as part of government humanitarian assistance that includes thousands of mattresses and blankets. Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Government volcanologist Surono, who uses one name, said the feared eruption could be huge and potentially also close airports in East Java and Lombok, according to local media reports. Agung is in the north of the island about 43 miles from the tourist hotspot of Kuta. People have been told to stay at least 6 miles from the crater, but to stay 7.5 miles away when to the north, northeast, southeast, and south-southwest. Over the past 5,000 years, Agung has erupted once a century on average and about a quarter of its eruptions have been a similar or stronger strength than 1963. Macquarie University volcanologist Heather Handley said the eruptions in 1843 and 1963 had a Volcanic Explosivity Index of about 5 on a scale where 8 would be the strength of an ancient supervolcano eruption such as Yellowstone in the U.S. or Toba in Indonesia. Although officials have said there is no immediate threat to tourists, a significant eruption would force the closure of Bali’s international airport, stranding thousands. The island is famous for its surfing, beaches and its elegant Hindu culture is still safe to visit. Bali’s Ngurah rai International Airport has been operating normally since the alert status for Mount Agung was raised to the highest level on Friday. Nearly 5 million tourists visited Bali last year.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/50k-evacuated-from-bali-as-nation-is-on-volcano-alert-for-imminent-eruption_09252017 

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etc But you must listen and understand what I have said. Your southern states will become a place far too hot to live and with the power shortages that will be there. The seashores shall be gone as far as twelve miles inland and further in some places. Hear what I have to say and listen. The northeast shall become a good place because of its water supplies, milder winters and not as hot summers. Larger cities will not be a place to live. I say unto you, wake up and hear and make some changes that it will be well with you. Soon the great earthquake that shall cause the West Coast to be unrecognized shall take place. Oh, that my people would listen and live. etc

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'California Is Obviously Shaking' - The Ring Of Fire Is Restless As Californians Fear The San Andreas Fault Is Ready To Blow

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine September 26, 2017

Events in September 2017, including but not limited to the 8.1 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Mexico in early September, followed by a 7.1 magnitude on the 19th, along with the evacuations happening now where 50,000 are being forced to flee their homes amid fears Mount Agung, in Bali, could erupt at any moment, and a state of emergency that has been declared on the Vanuatu island of Ambae as the Monaro volcano continues to erupt, show that we are seeing a level of earth activity that is increasingly concerning. Over the past weekend, Mexico was again shaken up by another 6.2 magnitude earthquake and no less than 26 smaller earthquakes have rattled California in a 24 hour period, and 176 earthquakes in a seven day period, causing some serious alarm over the much-talked about "big one" hitting along the 800-mile fissure that runs almost the length of California, called the San Andreas Fault. Via Newsweek: "It's a different system," says Matthew Blackett, Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Natural Hazards at Britain’s Coventry University, "But the system that is causing these quakes in Mexico is by and large similar to what's happening in California.” In both locations, tectonic plates are sliding past one another. In California, the Pacific plate and the North American plate are both moving northward, but the former is moving faster than the latter, leading to a buildup of tension. Some of this was released in a catastrophic 1906 quake that hit San Francisco. But there’s still thought to be a lot of unresolved pressure along the San Andreas fault in the South of the state. In other words, a quake is probably coming, and it’s going to be a “big one.” American government projections, says Blackett, place the likely magnitude of that quake somewhere between magnitudes 7 and 8. The San Andreas Fault is part of that Ring of fire. SAN ANDREAS, THE RING OF FIRE & HARMONIC TREMORS The reason so many people keep their eyes on the Ring of Fire, shown in the image above, is because that "ring" produces 90 percent of the world's earthquakes and 81 percent of the world's largest earthquakes, but also holds 452 volcanoes, which is more than 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes. Some Californians have been so rattled by the swarm of quakes over the last week, they are stocking up in bulk in preparation of the possibility of the "big one" being closer than imagined before. In order to understand exactly how much of a disaster it would be for for a mega-quake to hit the San Andreas Fault line, we remind you of what Dr. Lucy Jones, Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey, pointed out back in 2013, saying "Imagine America Without Los Angeles," as she warned that California is in no way prepared for a major quake. According to a USGS study called the “Shakeout Report,” when a high-magnitude earthquake rocks the San Andreas fault, the damage will go far beyond the collapsed buildings and freeways seen in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. For example, LA-area supermarkets now depend on Internet systems for warehousing and shipping food to stores, and the food is stored on the other side of the San Andreas fault. “With the development of the Internet and the new just-in-time economy, none of them store food on the Los Angeles side of the San Andreas anymore,” Jones said. “So this is one more place where the development of the complexity of our modern society is creating new vulnerabilities as we face the big earthquakes.” Fiber-optics could also be cut off when a disastrous earthquake hits the San Andreas fault. “Two-thirds of the connectivity from Los Angeles to the rest of the world go through fiber-optic cables crossing the San Andreas fault,” Jones explained. “So we expect at the time of the earthquake when the fault moves, we will break these fiber-optic cables and two-thirds of the data capacity between LA and everyone else will disappear,” she said. Natural gas pipelines also cross the San Andreas fault, so gas for cooking and heating would be in short supply. That Shakeout Report projected that over 10 million Californians would be affected if San Andreas blows. It is also noteworthy that in late November 2016, by federal, state and academic researchers found that contrary to prior findings where experts previously believed the San Andreas could only rupture in isolated sections, now they have determined the entire 800-mile-long fault running the length of California where the Pacific and North American plates meet, could actually all "unzip" at once "unleashing a rare, singular catastrophe," as reported by Fox News at the time. Considering the aforementioned points, when I noticed a couple of SQ notes associated with some articles about EQs and volcanoes over on Steve Quayle's site , in conjunction with an an alert from this morning regarding an earthquake overview, they peaked my interest. The first was a note after the link tot he 26 EQs in the last 24 hours where Steve recommended "Those of you who understand what's going on should at least go on vacation if you live between Sacramento and Los Angeles, especially if the EQ's turn harmonic." Being unfamiliar with the term "harmonic" in relation to earthquakes, I shot him off a quick email to ask, and he pointed me to the Earthquake Glossary page for "harmonic tremors," which states the following: Harmonic tremor describes continuous rhythmic earthquakes that can be detected by seismographs. Harmonic tremors often precede or accompany volcanic eruptions. Below is a screen shot of the seismogram display from the USGS, recording seismograph stations in real-time and each plot represents 24 hours of data per station. Then we have the SQ Alert explaining the concerns of Dutchsinse, who does daily segments regarding both earthquakes with discussions on volcanoes on his YouTube channel, where the "unsettling" series of swarms, specifically those in the Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Ranier areas, which Steve indicates is very important. TO SUM IT UP: 4 LARGE QUAKES IN THE FORECAST, VARIOUS LOCATIONS. MT. RAINIER AND ST. HELENS ARE SWARMING. SOMETHING STRANGE IS GOING ON OFF THE COAST OF ASTORIA, OREGON. THE PTB ARE PULSING THE AREA. DUTCHSINSE SAYS THERE IS A VOLCANO IN THE OCEAN - THE ONE THAT ERUPTED IN PRIOR YEAR AND THE PTB DID NOT LET US KNOW UNTIL THE ERUPTION WAS OVER. IT MAY BE ERUPTING AGAIN. WEST COAST SLOW SLIP CHANGED TO VERY FEW SPOTS WITHIN THE LAST 24 HOURS. IF THAT PATTERN CARRIES THROUGH THE NEXT 2 DAYS, DUTCH WILL WARN OF A BIG QUAKE - ABOVE 7 AND AT ONE POINT HE SAID ABOVE 7.7 OFF THE COAST. HE SAID IT WILL BE FELT IN SEATTLE AND PROBABLY CA AS WELL. IT WOULD HAVE THE EQUIVALENT PRESSURE OF 9 MONTHS THAT THE SLOW SLIP HAS MOVED. VANCOUVER BC - A LISTENER NOTIFIED DUTCH OF A 4. QUAKE THERE, HOWEVER THAT IS NOT VERIFIED. IF IT DID NOT HAPPEN, VANCOUVER CAN EXPECT A QUAKE AROUND 5. (OFF THE COAST). CA IS OBVIOUSLY SHAKING. Please note St. Helens and Ranier are part of the Ring of Fire. Read the entire SQ Alert. BOTTOM LINE Considering California is considered over due for what they call a "big one," historically speaking, with various experts stating very clearly it is not a matter of "if" it will happen but of "when," perhaps the severity of the issue is best explained by saying the best case scenario is that a mega quake hits California resulting in catastrophic loss of life and infrastructure, in comparison to the alternative worst case scenario, which is the San Andreas "unzipping" in conjunction with the worlds biggest volcanoes coming alive in a "synchronous manner," an issue Quayle will be addressing on Hagmann and Hagmann on Thursday.

http://allnewspipeline.com/Earth_Wobbles_EQs_Volcanoes_Ring_of_Fire.php 

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Fiji rocked by TWO earthquakes measuring 6.5 and 5.1 magnitude in the middle of Australia's school holidays

Two earthquakes have struck Fiji on Tuesday, one 6.5 and one 5.1 in magnitude

The larger quake was measured at a depth of 104km, with no threat of a tsunami

It comes after a 6.0 magnitude quake also struck Papua New Guinea Tuesday

The quakes are two of many that have hit the 'Ring of Fire' area in the last week

By Kirby Spencer and Brianne Tolj For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:06 EDT, 26 September 2017 | Updated: 05:30 EDT, 26 September 2017

Two earthquakes struck off the coast of Fiji on Tuesday - one measuring 6.5 in magnitude and the other 5.1. The biggest quake was recorded at approximately 2.20pm, measuring a depth of 104km and struck south of the Fijian islands in the South Pacific. While the smaller quake was registered 289km north of Ndoi island around 11.40am and was 579 km deep. Despite the size of the quakes, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no threat of a tsunami. It comes after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake also struck nearby Papua New Guinea on Tuesday morning. The quake, measuring at a depth of 5.7km, was felt by locals at around 6.30am, the United States Geological Survey said. It struck 230km off New Britain just hours after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake was registered 148km south-east of Tarron Monday night. Quakes have been felt throughout the region as the tectonic plates within the 'Ring of Fire' that stretches from New Zealand to California move. A huge undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, last week days before thousands of families were due to flock to the popular holiday destination for school holidays. The 5.7 magnitude quake was detected 125km northeast of Surabaya, Java, on Thursday, the US Geological Survey confirmed. Measured at a depth of 588km, the quake immediately sparked fears of a tsunami and an eruption from Mount Agung volcano. Intense earthquakes have rocked New Zealand, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Japan and Mexico throughout the last weeks, all places considered within the 'Ring of Fire'. The ring is used to describe an area where tectonic plates collide and shift frequently, and is known for causing almost 90 per cent of the world's earthquakes. Phil Cummins at Geoscience Australia and the Australian National University recently suggested seismic waves cascading along fault lines could be responsible. He said waves could jump between nearby fault lines and continue moving, triggering imminent earthquakes at rupture points. 'The waves that are excited by the earthquakes might rattle or disturb some distant faults that are close to rupture already,' he said. Vanuatu, which has a population of 270,000, is made up of 80 nations scattered across 1,300 kilometres of ocean and sits directly on top of the 'Ring of Fire'. While Mexico was devastated by a 7.1 magnitude a week ago, which killed at least 300 people and left hundreds more trapped underneath collapsed buildings. Two powerful earthquakes were also reported to have struck New Zealand on Wednesday, while Japan had scares of a national disaster after seismic activity hit off the coast east of Fukushima early on Thursday morning.

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etc. truly darkness, darkness is growing darker and darker and darker, war is being prepared, war is being made ready. Watch Russia, watch Turkey, watch China, watch Iran, watch Pakistan, watch Saudi Arabia, for they are not your friends nor have they ever been your friends.  They are not my friends, saith your Father God, for they shall wage war against me in the last days, these are the last days. etc.. 

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Total Defense: How the Baltic States Are Integrating Citizenry Into Their National Security Strategies

by Marta Kepe and Jan Osburg Journal Article | September 24, 2017 - 8:51am

Marta Kepe and Jan Osburg Russian aggression in Ukraine and military exercises at the borders of the Baltic states, as well as a string of information and cyber operations, have raised fears among Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania about their security. Due to their shared borders with Russia, the Baltic states are the NATO members most exposed to Russia’s threats. As small countries with little strategic depth and limited human and economic resources, they are increasingly adopting a “total defense” approach to national security, which includes enabling civilians to be able to protect themselves and to also support their nation’s professional armed forces in case of a conflict. U.S. and NATO forces therefore also need to plan for effective engagement with local civilians as they prepare their forces for deployment to the Baltic states in times of crisis. Baltic Armed Forces are Outnumbered and Outgunned by Russia’s Military The total population of the Baltic states is 6.2 million. Their combined territory is only 173,291 km2 (or 107,678 square miles) and a leisurely drive through the widest point between Russia and the Baltic sea would only take around 7 hours. Despite their size, all three Baltic countries have committed to spending at least 2% of their GDP on defense, with Estonia having reached this aim in 2015, and Latvia and Lithuania close to the target in 2017 with 1.7% and 1.8% respectively. However, their small economies and populations, and their past focus on developing expeditionary rather than territorial defense capabilities due to their accession to NATO in 2004 and the economic crisis of 2008, mean that even with the best of efforts there are limits on how much the Baltic states’ militaries can be grown. Currently, all Baltic armed forces combined comprise around 22,000 troops, with 448 heavy artillery pieces but no tanks or warplanes. The Russian conventional capability in the Western Military District alone is assessed at approximately 300,000 troops, while the total Russian conventional capability is estimated to be around 845,000 troops, 5,436 heavy artillery pieces, 2,550 tanks and 1,389 warplanes. Thus, it is obvious that the Baltic states’ military capabilities are no match for Russia’s forces. While NATO has deployed one battalion to each of the three Baltic states as part of the Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) effort and has made additional pledges to support the security in the region, augmenting NATO forces to the degree needed for thwarting a full-scale Russian invasion is likely to encounter opposition due to costs and political reasons. The Promise of Asymmetric Approaches Considering the unequal character of the Baltic and Russian forces, an asymmetric strategy that encompasses a whole-of-society approach to national defense holds promise to augment the defensive and deterrent capabilities of the countries under threat. The primary goal of asymmetric defense is to defeat the adversary’s will to engage in – or continue with – aggression by denying benefits, increasing costs and influencing their perception of both costs and benefits. Resistance to invasion and occupation would also send an important political message to Allied governments, namely that the local population does not accept the new rulers and is putting their lives on the line to defend their national sovereignty. Such “total defense” actions go beyond conventional military activities. They encompass efforts of civilian branches of government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the general population, thus enhancing conventional defense and deterrence measures. A total defense approach may be particularly helpful in situations where there is no clear threshold for the ‘start of hostilities’, and, if deterrence should fail, can also help to buy time until sufficient NATO reinforcements can arrive. Civilian engagement in particular can be part of deterrence in the form of raising popular support for the defense of the state, strengthening societal resilience and increasing threat awareness as well as letting civilians contribute their skills, talents and resources or serve as watchful eyes. Including civilians requires strategic alignment and communications between and among defense planners, civilian authorities, NGOs and the general population. Baltic Steps Towards “Total Defense” The Baltic states are very aware of the role society plays in their national defense. This is illustrated by the renewed interest in asymmetric approaches, which have been included in strategic-level government documents. The three states also host NATO centers of excellence that contribute analysis and support to NATO’s strategic communications, cyber defense and energy security capabilities. Furthermore, the Baltic states have been encouraging their populations to be involved in national defense and contribute to societal resilience by educating their populations on the role of the armed forces, national defense, and security threats, and by advising civilians on how to act in case of crisis and war. However, beyond those basics, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania differ in their approaches to defense policy and capability planning. Likewise, their approaches on working with citizenry as key parts of deterrence and defense also have significant differences. The Estonian implementation of total defense is an all-inclusive approach that encompasses the participation of all sectors of society, including government institutions, the private sector and civil organizations. Its main goal is to preserve the independence and sovereignty of the country under any circumstance. While doing so, it also aims to increase the confidence of the people in the Estonian government and their will to defend Estonia. A key part of this approach is ensuring a resilient and cohesive society that is the glue that holds together defense, security and foreign policy and related capabilities, and ensures the availability of human resources and their readiness to actively respond if necessary. Latvia, on the other hand, has started integrating total defense into its national security strategy. The strategy focuses on resilience – increasing Latvia’s ability to resist hybrid threats that may be economic, political and technological in nature, to counter information warfare and, like Estonia, to increase social cohesion. As outlined in the 2016 State Defence Concept, civil-military cooperation is part of the national security approach and brings together state administrative institutions, the general public and the National Armed Forces. According to the Latvian Constitution, the ability of the population to engage in individual and collective resistance is regarded as an indivisible part of the national identity and civic confidence, forming the foundation of state defense against any aggressor. Lithuania’s total defence approach has been in place since the early 1990s and has been inspired by the examples of the Nordic countries and Switzerland. Here, total defense is understood as an approach to national defense that includes not just the National Armed Forces and Allied forces, but also the mobilization of all national resources towards defeating an invader, along with active resistance by every citizen that is in any way legitimate under international law. Lithuania has also used the concept of ‘comprehensive security’, which stands for the cooperation of military and civilian institutions and interoperability of military and civilian capabilities. Moreover, Lithuanian strategic documents specifically allude to the concept of civil resistance, which is understood as the citizens of Lithuania, either as individuals or formed into small units, engaging in activities against aggression and occupation. The Ministry of National Defense (MOND) has supported this effort by publishing extensive practical recommendations on how to prepare for and act in emergencies and war, issuing a brochure with focus on resilience in 2015, and issuing a third volume focusing on resistance in 2016. Public’s Readiness to Engage in National Defense Each of the Baltic states has a proud history of civilian participation in armed and unarmed resistance. However, popular engagement in civic activities and NGOs is generally low. The passivity of the post-liberal societies and a potential lack of understanding within the society that citizens’ action can make a difference may be contributing to this relatively low level of civil engagement. Participation is also hampered by the divided information space between Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians and local Russian-speaking populations, with differing attitudes towards history, and dissimilar cultural and political identities. Likewise, the differences in regional development and the consequent social and economic inequality, and a perceived detachment of the society from policy-making processes, adds difficulties to engaging with society, specifically in times of crises. Nevertheless, a substantial amount of the Baltic populations is willing to actively defend their countries. For example, armed resistance is regarded as necessary by 77% of the respondents to an Estonian Ministry of Defence opinion poll, with 56% of the respondents willing to take an active part in the defense of Estonia. The number of those ready to actively engage in defense is reported at 39% in Lithuania and 33% in Latvia. Based on the Baltic states’ current population levels, this would amount to more than 2.5 million people across the three countries ready to take up arms to defend the independence and sovereignty of their countries – a number twice the order of magnitude larger than the active-duty military. Conscription and Training of Civilians Increased civilian participation in defense can be fostered through engagement with existing social and professional organizations, and with individuals at all levels of society. Conscription, in addition to its role in generating active-duty military forces, may also be regarded as part of civilian engagement and training for defense. It increases the human resources available for mobilization, boosts general preparedness for emergency situations, and can increase appreciation of one’s country and its armed forces. Estonia has continued conscription since the early 1990s and Lithuania reinstituted a form of conscription in 2016, only eight years after it was abolished it in 2008. Conscription in Estonia is for a term of 8 to 11 months and aims to provide the conscript with the knowledge needed to contribute to the military in wartime. While only men face compulsory military service, since 2013 women are also allowed to serve in the program. Similarly, Lithuania has a nine month long conscription program, with a large percentage of the around 3,000 conscripts a year participating in the program as volunteers. Latvia is the only Baltic state that does not currently have any form of conscription as it was suspended in 2006. The most recent development in the Baltic states aimed at increasing the ability of civilians to respond to crisis, protect themselves, and help support national defense is the effort of the Latvian government towards the reintroduction of national defense and civil defense courses in schools. If implemented, this initiative will increase the population’s knowledge on how to recognize threats and respond to them. Furthermore, it may increase Latvian youth’s interest in serving in the professional and voluntary forces and elevate the general level of support for civilian resistance in case of conflict. Currently, only 13 schools in Latvia offer national defense courses on a voluntary basis. If implemented, the new national defense courses would be offered to high schoolers (grades 10–12) and would include learning about the national defense strategy, the armed forces, individual security and survival, international humanitarian law and acquiring various practical skills, for example mastering obstacle courses or identifying and avoiding mines. The program may also involve marksmanship training, individual combat skills and improving general fitness levels. Civil defense classes would provide students with knowledge on how to act in dangerous situations and teach first aid skills. However, having a body of conscripts and networks of civilians with defense-related skills is not enough. These skills and networks need to be exercised. Accordingly, the “Siil” integrated national defense concept exercise, held in 2015 in Estonia, was the largest exercise in Estonia’s history. It involved 13,000 reservists, members of the Estonian national voluntary defense organization (“Defence League”), conscripts, professional military and Allied forces. More recently, Lithuania integrated a partial mobilization exercise, Lightning Strike 2017, with participation of reserve troops. In addition, some training and exercises for senior government officials, politicians, representatives of educational institutions, NGOs and journalists have been held in the Baltics states, with the objective of informing them about and training them for various civil crisis situations. Such training also contributes to building the interpersonal and interorganizational networks needed for the effective implementation of a total defense system. This means giving people from different backgrounds and professional networks the opportunity to connect with each other and thus create both formal and informal social and communication networks. One example of such training is the Estonian National Defence Course that has been held since 1999. It brings together a wide variety of participants, including Estonian politicians, military, government and local government representatives as well as individuals working in the private sector and NGOs. Nationwide emergency response capabilities are also regularly tested in exercises such as the Estonian Contingency Employment Exercise (CONEX). This exercise was used to explore the options for legal measures in resolving crisis situations (e.g. large scale cyber incidents, mass poisoning, disruption of electricity supply, mass disturbances or attacks on key infrastructure) and involved NGO and private sector representatives. Held in 2015 in conjunction with the Siil exercise, it helped review strategic level response procedures and identify potential shortcomings in legislation. Conclusions The Baltic states’ thinking about national defense increasingly encompasses civil society, starting from the leveraging of civilian infrastructure to the participation of civilians in national defense. The Latvian Minister of Defence illustrated this by saying: ‘We suggest changing the paradigm of state defense from the idea that a fighter is only a soldier with a weapon in his hands and the support of Allied soldiers, to the conviction that every patriot of this country may give an invaluable contribution to state defense.’ If done correctly, this promises to provide a sustainable addition to defense and deterrence, and thus help prevent further aggression in this region. Furthermore, any small-unit warfare that may take place in the Baltic states in the case of invasion would require local society support regarding logistics, information and other resources. It is therefore paramount that the citizenry understands their role in defense and are ready to support their own as well as allied troops. Notwithstanding the differences between the Baltic states, below are some recommendations for Allied activities that can help the Baltic states in their approach to strengthening the national defense of the countries that form the Eastern border of the Alliance: Support national efforts to educate their citizens on national security issues, thus increasing their willingness and interest to participate. Facilitating open discussions about national defense that involve the government sector, armed forces, the private sector, NGOs and members of the society will increase awareness of defense and security among the general public. Augment national efforts to educate their citizens on what to do in time of crisis or war, by providing support to publications, television and radio programs disseminating such information. Advise the Baltic states on best practice regarding how to increase interagency cooperation between their ministries of defense and armed forces cooperation, and their ministries of interior, NGOs and general society. Participate in the design and execution of multi-institutional defense and resilience exercises that include the participation of civil society. These recommendations are aligned with recent developments within NATO. Resilience, civil preparedness and civil-military readiness were all discussed during the last NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016. Furthermore, NATO has increased its interest in the state of civil defense and civil resilience measures. When implemented correctly, these combined, whole-of-government efforts promise to enable a sustainable defense to and deterrence against aggression directed at NATO’s easternmost members.

http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/total-defense-how-the-baltic-states-are-integrating-citizenry-into-their-national-security- 

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US ARMY INFILTRATED BY COMMUNISTS; One Officer IN UNIFORM Boasts "Communism Will Win"

A photo of U.S. Army infantry officer and West Point graduate Spenser Rapone has surfaced showing Rapone in his uniform with the words “Communism will win” scrawled inside of his Officer's cap. Another photo, showing this same Army Officer wearing a Che Guevara (Marxist) shirt BENEATH his uniform has also surfaced. It is written policy in Communist Groups to intentionally HIDE their true intentions so as to gain power, then betray all to implement Communism over the dea bodies of whoever disagrees with them. Rapone got into the US Military Academy during the Obama Administration and now there are genuine concerns that perhaps ALL of the MANY US military officers REPLACED BY OBAMA, are actually Commies bent on the destruction of the United States! In the wake of the recent NFL protests, a West Point graduate and infantry officer tweeted out the following image with the caption “#VeteransForKaepernick” –

http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/1320-us-army-infiltrated-by-communists-one-officer-in-uniform-boasts-communism-will-win 

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etc. For truly the news media does not always tell you the truth, they tell you what they want you to hear, but not what is really going on, except for a little, do they know that later the truth will always find them out, for one can only cover up lies for so long before they come uncovered. etc.

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MSM Fake News: How Washington Post Sexed-up its ‘Facebook Russian Bot’ Conspiracy

September 26, 2017 By 21wire 4 Comments

This is a story about how once trusted mainstream media outlets like Washington Post and the New York Times have used their vast platforms to distort reality and spread disinformation en masse – to both the American and global public. It’s also a story about a new “excuse industry” which has sprung up to medicate Hillary Clinton’s tragic defeat. The article below, written by award-winning journalist Robert Parry, reveals the shocking extent to which the establishment is willing to go to achieve both domestic political, and international geopolitical outcomes. In September, we were told by multiple US mainstream media that “suspected Russian operators” used Facebook and Twitter accounts to spread “anti-Clinton” messages which somehow affected the electoral outcome in 2016. This was followed by a dramatic announcement by Facebook officials that they had responded to the crisis by ‘shutting down’ several hundred accounts (approx. 470) suspected to have been created by a firm ‘linked to the Kremlin’ who used ‘Russian bot’ accounts to purchase $100,000 worth of Facebook post ads – 3,000 ads in total – over a 3 year period (that’s only $33,000 per year) which we’re told were “pushing divisive issues during and after the American election campaign” (so said the New York Times). As it turns out, the story was not only wildly exaggerated, it provided a convenient smoke screen to cover-up another case of real collusion. The scale of American propaganda is simply breathtaking. In this single passage taken from the recent New York Times ‘scoop’ on the alleged ‘Facebook Russian Bot’ phenomenon, you can see the full compliment of packaged lies which has become a set piece in US mainstream discourse now: “The Russian information attack on the election did not stop with the hacking and leaking of Democratic emails or the fire hose of stories, true, false and in between, that battered Mrs. Clinton on Russian outlets like RT and Sputnik. Far less splashy, and far more difficult to trace, was Russia’s experimentation on Facebook and Twitter, the American companies that essentially invented the tools of social media and, in this case, did not stop them from being turned into engines of deception and propaganda.” It gets worse though. What the Washington Post and others like the New York Times have obscured from the American people through this massive propaganda exercise – is the Obama Administration and partisan Democrats’ own role in helping to generate this contrived conspiracy, or fake news. In the absence of any actual evidence of ‘collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Russia – what we have now is a case of Silicon Valley giant Facebook, actually colluding with the White House and the Federal government officials in order to help fabricate a highly politicized false conviction. Here are some of the main points in the article below: • Powerful politicians pressured Facebook executives to come up with any evidence to support the Democratic Party’s theory of “Russian meddling.”The Washington Post and others tried to convince a naive portion of the public to believe that somehow $100,000 in transient Facebook ad impacted the tens of billions of dollars spent during U.S. political spending for the 2016 election cycle. • With all of the hype about “Russian operatives,” the mainstream media has not produced evidence to show who bought the ads. As journalistic hoaxes go, this is one of the biggest we’ve seen. Perhaps an even bigger fraud in all of this however, is how a corporate mainstream media outlet like the Washington Post can use it’s unlimited resources and media might to push out a blatantly fake narrative, intentionally distorted to deceive the public in order to achieve some partisan political objective – and then site on the board of the establishment’s ‘First Draft’ project which they claim is leading the fight against ‘fake news’. How can a major purveyor of fake news be left to lead the fight to ‘tackle fake news’? This is the danger of allowing an establishment cartel comprising of the corporate media, Facebook, Google and other tech monopolies – to devise their own information policing regime. More on this incredible story from award-winning Consortium News here… Washington Post Pushes More Dubious Russia-bashing By Robert Parry Some people are calling the anti-Russian hysteria being whipped up across the U.S. mainstream news media a new “golden age of American journalism,” although it looks to me more like a new age of yellow journalism, prepping the people for more military spending, more “information warfare” and more actual war. Yes, without doubt, President Trump is a boorish and dangerous demagogue, now highlighted by his reckless speech before the United Nations last week, his schoolyard Tweet taunts toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and his ugly denunciation of black athletes for protesting against police killings of often unarmed African-Americans. And, yes, I know that some people feel that the evidence-lite and/or false allegations about “Russian meddling” are the golden ticket to Trump’s impeachment. But the unprofessional behavior of The New York Times, The Washington Post and pretty much the entire mainstream media regarding Russia-gate cannot be properly justified by the goal of removing Trump from office. Ethically in journalism, the ends – however much you might wish them to succeed – cannot justify the means, if those means involve violating rules of evidence and principles of fairness. Journalism should be a place where all sides get a fair shake, not where some get a bum’s rush. But the U.S. mainstream media has clearly joined the anti-Trump Resistance and hates Russian President Vladimir Putin, too. So, we are given such travesties of journalism as appeared as a banner headline across the front page of Monday’s Washington Post, another screed about how Russia supposedly used Facebook ads to flip last November’s election for Trump. The article purports to give the inside story of how Facebook belatedly came to grips with how the “company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election,” but actually it is a story about how powerful politicians bullied Facebook into coming up with something – anything – to support the narrative of “Russian meddling,” including direct interventions by President Obama and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and a key legislator regarding regulation of high-tech industries. Finding the ‘Evidence’ In other words, Facebook was sent back again and again to find what Obama and Warner wanted the social media company to find. Eventually, Facebook turned up $100,000 in ads from 2015 into 2017 that supposedly were traced somehow to Russia. These ads apparently addressed political issues in America although Facebook has said most did not pertain directly to the presidential election and some ads were purchased after the election. Left out of the Post’s latest opus is what a very small pebble these ads were – even assuming that Russians did toss the $100,000 or so in ad buys into the very large lake of billions of dollars in U.S. political spending for the 2016 election cycle. It also amounts to a miniscule fraction of Facebook’s $27 billion in annual revenue. So the assertion that this alleged “meddling” – and we’ve yet to see any evidence connecting these ads to the Russian government – “played a key role in the U.S. election” is both silly and outrageous, especially given the risks involved in stoking animosities between nuclear-armed Russia and nuclear-armed America. Even the Post’s alarmist article briefly acknowledges that it is still unclear who bought the ads, referring to the purchasers as “suspected Russian operatives.” In other words, we don’t even know that the $100,000 in ads over three years came from Russians seeking to influence the U.S. election. (By comparison, many Facebook advertisers – even some small businesses – spend $100,000 per day on their ads, not $100,000 over three years.) But this diminutive effort by “suspected Russian operatives” doesn’t stop the Post from going on and on about “fake news” and “disinformation,” albeit again without offering evidence or specifics of any Russian “fake news” or “disinformation.” It has simply become Official Washington’s new groupthink to say that everything linked to Russia or its international TV network RT is “fake news” or “disinformation” even though examples are lacking or often turn out to be false accusations themselves. For instance, there is nothing in the Post’s article acknowledging that nothing from the various Democratic email disclosures, which have been blamed on Russia (again without real evidence), has been identified as untrue. So, how can truthful information, whether you like how it was obtained or not, be “fake news” or “disinformation” Falsehood as Fact But Monday’s Post exposé simply asserts the claim as flat fact. Or as the article asserts: “what Russian operatives posted on Facebook was, for the most part, indistinguishable from legitimate political speech. The difference was the accounts that were set up to spread the misinformation and hate were illegitimate.” In responsible journalism, such an accusation would be followed by a for-instance, giving an example of “the misinformation and hate” that the “Russian operatives” – note how they have been magically transformed from “suspected Russian operatives” to simply “Russian operatives” – were disseminating. But there is no example of the Russian “misinformation and hate,” a classic violation of the reporting principle of “show, don’t tell.” In this story, it’s all tell and no show. Indeed, what is shown in the article is often contradictory to the story’s conclusion. The article says, for instance, “A review by the company found that most of the groups behind the problematic pages had clear financial motives, which suggested that they weren’t working for a foreign government. But amid the mass of data the company was analyzing, the security team did not find clear evidence of Russian disinformation or ad purchases by Russian-linked accounts.” So, Facebook initially – after extensive searching – did not find evidence of a Russian operation. Then, after continued pressure from high-level Democrats, Facebook continued to scour its system and again found nothing, or as the Post article acknowledged, Facebook “had searched extensively for evidence of foreign purchases of political advertising but had come up short.” That prompted Warner to fly out to Silicon Valley to personally press Facebook executives to come up with the evidence to support the Democrats’ theory about Russia paying for carefully targeted anti-Clinton ads in key districts. The Post’s article reported that “Finally, [Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex] Stamos appealed to Warner for help: If U.S. intelligence agencies had any information about the Russian operation or the troll farms it used to disseminate misinformation, they should share it with Facebook. The company is still waiting, people involved in the matter said.” Under Pressure Still, faced with extraordinary pressure from senior Democrats, Facebook finally delivered the desired results, or as the Post reported, “By early August, Facebook had identified more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the United States between 2015 and 2017 and that appear to have come from accounts associated with the [St. Petersburg, Russia-based] Internet Research Agency.” So, the ads covering three years, including post-election 2017, only “appear” to be “associated” with some private Russian operation that only allegedly has ties to the Kremlin. And the total sums of the ad buys are infinitesimal compared to what it actually takes to have any real impact on Facebook or in a U.S. presidential election. If the context of this story were changed slightly – say, it was about the U.S. government trying to influence public opinion in another country (which actually does happen quite a bit) – the Post would be among the first news outlets to laugh off such allegations or dismiss the vague accusations as a conspiracy theory, but since these allegations fit with the prejudices of the Post’s editors, an entirely different set of journalistic standards is applied. What the article also ignores is the extraordinary degree of coercion that such high-level political pressure can put on a company that recognizes its vulnerability to government regulation. As Facebook has acknowledged in corporate filings, “Action by governments to restrict access to Facebook in their countries could substantially harm our business and financial results. It is possible that governments of one or more countries may seek to censor content available on Facebook in their country, restrict access to Facebook from their country entirely, or impose other restrictions that may affect the accessibility of Facebook in their country for an extended period of time or indefinitely. … “In the event that access to Facebook is restricted, in whole or in part, in one or more countries or our competitors are able to successfully penetrate geographic markets that we cannot access, our ability to retain or increase our user base and user engagement may be adversely affected, we may not be able to maintain or grow our revenue as anticipated, and our financial results could be adversely affected.” Avoiding Reality In other words, another way to have framed this story is that powerful politicians who could severely harm Facebook’s business model were getting in the face of Facebook executives and essentially demanding that they come up with something to support the Democratic Party’s theory of “Russian meddling.” The Democratic leaders wanted this finding as an explanation for Hillary Clinton’s (image, left) stunning defeat, rather than going through the painful process of examining why the party has steadily lost ground in white working-class areas across the country. What is missed in these Russia-bashing articles is that the Democratic brand has been sinking for years, including massive losses in statehouses across the country as well as in Congress. The party’s decline was not a one-off event with Donald Trump suddenly snaking away with significant parts of the white working class because the Russians bought some Facebook ads. However, instead of looking in the mirror, national Democrats demanded that Facebook executives ferret out whatever tiny or imaginary information there might be about some Russians buying Facebook ads – and then allow those coerced findings to be fed into the excuse industry for why Hillary Clinton lost. And, what about the Post’s repeated accusations about Russia engaging in “disinformation” and “fake news” without offering a single example? Apparently, these assertions have become such articles of faith in the U.S. mainstream media that they don’t require any proof. However, honest journalism demands examples and evidence, not just vague accusations. The reality is that the U.S. government has stumbled again and again when seeking to paint RT as a disinformation outlet or a vehicle for undermining American democracy. For instance, the Jan. 6 report on alleged Russian “cyber operations,” released by Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, included a lengthy appendix, dated from 2012, which decried RT for such offenses as allowing a debate among third-party presidential candidates who had been excluded from the Republican-Democratic debates; covering the Occupy Wall Street protests; and citing the environmental dangers from “fracking.” The idea that American democracy is threatened by allowing third-party candidates or other American dissidents to have a voice is at best an upside-down understanding of democracy and, more likely, an exercise in hypocritical propaganda. False Accusations Another misfired attempt to discredit RT came from Obama’s Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel, who issued a “Dipnote” in April 2014, which helped establish the narrative of RT as a source of Russian disinformation. For instance, Stengel claimed that RT reported a “ludicrous assertion” that the United States had spent $5 billion to produce Ukraine’s “regime change” in February 2014. But what Stengel, a former managing editor of Time magazine, apparently failed to understand was that RT was referring to a public speech by Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland to U.S. and Ukrainian business leaders on Dec. 13, 2013, in which she told them that “we have invested more than $5 billion” in what was needed for Ukraine to achieve its “European aspirations.” In other words, the RT report wasn’t “ludicrous” at all. Nuland also was a leading proponent of “regime change” in Ukraine who personally cheered on the Maidan demonstrators, even passing out cookies. In an intercepted pre-coup phone call with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, Nuland discussed who should run the new government and pondered with Pyatt how to “glue” or “midwife this thing.” So, Stengel was the one disseminating false information, not RT. Similarly, senior U.S. politicians, including Hillary Clinton, and the U.S. mainstream media have falsely asserted that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies signed off on the Russia-did-it hacking claims. For months, that canard was used to silence skepticism. After all, how could you question something that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed to be true? But it turned out that – as DNI Clapper, himself a hardline Russia-basher, belatedly acknowledged – the Jan. 6 report on the alleged Russian hacking was the work of “hand-picked” analysts from only three agencies, the CIA, FBI and NSA, and the “assessment” itself admitted that it was not asserting the Russian conclusion as fact, only the analysts’ opinion. The New York Times finally retracted its use of the fake claim about “all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies” in late June 2017 although it wouldn’t let the lie lie, so instead the Times made misleading references to a “consensus” among U.S. intelligence agencies without using the number…

http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/09/26/msm-fake-news-washington-post-sexed-facebook-russian-bot-conspiracy/ 

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MUST LISTEN: THE NATIONAL FELONS LEAGUE IS SPITTING ON AMERICA, NOT THE FANS

September 25, 2017 Read the transcript below:

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I HAVE JUST WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT GOD. THERE’S A PASSAGE FROM THE BIBLE I’D LIKE TO QUOTE FOR YOU. IT’S FROM PROVERBS 3:31 AND IT READS, “ENVY THOU NOT THE OPPRESSOR AND CHOOSE NONE OF HIS WAYS.” TODAY, THE OPPRESSORS ARE THE BULLIES OF THE NFL WHO KNEEL OR HIDE WHEN OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM IS PLAYED, FORCING A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE TO WITNESS THEIR VILE, INSULTING, AND UNINFORMED VIEW OF WHAT AMERICA STANDS FOR. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT AMERICA STANDS FOR. WE ARE A NATION IN WHICH NO CITIZEN IS TREATED DIFFERENTLY UNDER THE LAW, REGARDLESS OF THEIR COLOR, RACE, FINANCIAL STATUS, CREED, OR NATION OF ORIGIN. EVEN THESE HYSTERICAL MILLIONAIRES HAVE RIGHTS. SO I ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO DO THE SAME: EXERCISE YOUR RIGHTS. TURN OFF YOUR TVS. “DO NOT CHOOSE THE WAYS” OF THE ANARCHISTS, THE IGNORANT, WHETHER THEY TAKE THE FORM OF NEO-NAZIS, ANTIFA…OR PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES. THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS ABOUT A NATION NOT A PRESIDENT President Trump says players who protested the National Anthem being played before games should be fired from their teams over the weekend, and the whole world exploded. Yesterday, America was treated to NFL players taking a knee, or sitting or locking arms while the national anthem was being played in protest of what the President said. Well, guess what? They weren’t protesting a President, they were giving a big middle finger to the country. That flag and that song should be a unifying moment, a moment to say ‘no matter what differences we have, we are all American, and it’s a privilege to be one.’ But a bad player, influenced by his radical Muslim girlfriend last year decided to make it about him. He claimed to be protesting the killing of black men in America by the police while at the same time wearing a shirt praising the Castros of Cuba. And it’s spread to this. ‘He’s practicing his first amendment rights’ everyone said. Well Donald Trump practiced his first amendment rights and an entire league lost their minds. This tradition goes back a hundred years to World War 1. The people loved their country then, with boys fighting overseas in a horrible war. We have soldiers on the battlefield today, and these players just spit on them. The national anthem is about a nation, not about a President. And if these thugs don’t know that, they should be thrown off the team. And the commissioner of this league supports this. He should be thrown out too. He’s saying these players have a right to their free speech and to protest if they see fit. But it wasn’t that way when the Dallas Cowboys wanted to wear stickers on their helmets to honor the police after several Dallas policemen were shot. No, he wouldn’t allow that. Or when an NFL player wanted to honor 9/11 victims with a decal on his shoe. No, we couldn’t have that either. But spitting on the flag, you can do that all day. But people will still defend these thugs who spit on everything good about America, saying it’s their right. But is it? Yes, they can say what they want, but shouldn’t they be accountable for what they say? Their bosses should fire them because they’re staining their product with anti-Americanism. But they won’t do anything because they’re too afraid of the backlash that the leftist fascists have instigated in this country. All that we used to honor and respect must be thrown out and we have to accept the ridiculous. Man is woman, woman is man, America is bad, the Soviet Union was good. The Soviet Union was good and now Russia is bad. The civil rights movement never happened, minorities are now more oppressed than ever. It’s upside down. The fact that these players can do what they did yesterday, with no repercussions whatsoever disproves their arguments. Where could you do this on the planet? Dictatorial regimes you’d be killed or put in torture prisons. Even in Westernized countries you have laws against certain speech. I’ve been banned from Britain for something I didn’t even say, but here millionaire thugs can go on national TV and vehemently hate the country. Remember this, when they do what they did yesterday, they’re not disrespecting a President, they’re disrespecting an entire nation. They’re disrespecting you and me.

https://michaelsavage.com/2017/09/25/the-national-felons-league-is-spitting-on-america-not-the-fans/ 

Beware of false prophets, Matt 7:21

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Times of Deception

By Hal Lindsey

The September 23rd deception, like those of date-setters past, will soon be debunked by the calendar itself. On September 24th, the world will not have come to an end. PlanetX will not have crashed into Planet Earth. The Millennial reign will not have begun. The earth will not have split in two. The star of Bethlehem will not have returned. Will there will be any apologies from the people who perpetrated these hoaxes? If history is a guide, probably not. They will have had so much fun stirring up attention for themselves, they’ll just decide to do it again next year, or maybe even later this year. Robyn Flynn is a Montreal radio producer. On September 19th, she tweeted, “Just tried to book an interview w/ a researcher who says the world ends Saturday. Told me he’s not available for interviews until next week.” She was talking about the so-called “Christian numerologist,” David Meade. And their discussion neatly sums up the problem. In a video with 9 million YouTube views, another speaker excitedly tells us about the possibilities of September 23, 2017. But he admits that he made a similar video in another year. “I made that video about September 23, 2015,” he said. “And quite a few people watched that video. Now, some people said, ‘Well, nothing happened.’ Well, some of the things I mentioned, if not all of them in that video, did happen. The pope came to America — something that the world had never seen before.” The Pope did visit the United States in September 2015. But it wasn’t the first time the world had ever seen a Pope come to America. It happened in 1965, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1993, 1995, 1999, and 2008 — not to mention a couple of layovers in Alaska. And it was hardly a prophetic prediction. He made the video in August, and the Pope visited the U.S. in September. The visit had been on the world calendar for months. If that’s supposed to give his new video credibility, it sadly fails. Now this particular teacher is careful to say that the things he’s talking about may come true, or may not. He’s not dogmatic, and rarely makes straight forward statements. He says he will leave it to his viewers to reach their own conclusions — something viewers tend to do whether you want them to or not. But when a teacher tells the viewer to decide for himself based on the facts, the teacher needs to be especially careful to give accurate facts. He said, “In September 23rd of 2015, many astronomers, many scientists were saying that there is some weird, weird thing going on in the fact that there is this star that showed up… and they called it the ‘Bethlehem Star,’ the star that appeared during the time when Jesus was born — that same star.” I believe he was referring, not to a star, but to a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in the skies as viewed from our angle on earth. They appeared in close proximity in July and August of 2015. Then, in October, Jupiter and Venus again appeared close in the sky, this time also near Mars. A few astronomers think that one of these conjunctions of planets may account for the star seen by the wise men long ago. This is not unusual. Unbelievers often try to come up with explanations for what they consider “myths.” The YouTube teacher goes on to say, “So, almost 2000 years later, we have a star appearing that was the same star that appeared according to astronomers. You can look this all up on YouTube. Look at video.” YouTube is a wonderful tool, but just because someone posted something there does not give instant credibility to their opinions. In fact, from earth, we see a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus fairly often — not every 2000 years as claimed in the video. If he’s referring to the three planets together, that didn’t happen in September of 2015, but in October. And it lasted only days — not the two years he implies. I realize I haven’t gotten into the astrology lesson that these people give when they speak about Revelation 12. Suffice it to say, they don’t understand Revelation 12. I won’t bother to prove the fallacy of their opinions because, as I said at the beginning, the calendar will debunk them. I have several concerns, though. First, the Bible’s credibility is harmed by these kinds of teachings. When the predicted event doesn’t happen, people are left to think that the Bible said something inaccurate. Nothing could be further from the truth. This stuff is about pseudo-science, and the religion of astrology. It’s not about the Bible. But when preachers such as this man say it, people assume such preachers speak for God. My second concern is that so many people have chosen to take these things seriously. Nine million people viewed the video I just referenced. That means people are passing it on to one another using email and social media. Why pass on such obvious fallacies? Where is Christian discernment? Finally, I’m concerned that Christians are so quick to accept something that God condemns — the false religion of astrology. Isaiah 47:13-14 says, “Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the power of the flame.” (NIV) Christians follow the great God of the universe. He has spoken to us. He has given us the precious gift of His word. Yet, some of us are willing to turn to astrology as the answer to the puzzles of the universe. Brothers and sisters, stick to the Bible.

http://www.hallindsey.com/ww-9-24-2017/ 

Beware of false prophets, Matt 7:21

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'End of the world still on its way': says apocalypse theorist despite being proven wrong

Yahoo7 News / September 24th, 2017

A US man who predicted the world was going to end on Saturday now says it will end in October after his prediction was proven wrong. Christian numerologist David Meade said verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 tell us that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse seen by the US and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse. Meade's theory, which most people view through a widely skeptical lens, says that the so-called Planet X, also known as Nibiru, will pass Earth on September 23, causing volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, The Sun reports. But Meade has since been proven wrong, and in an updated article, clarifying his beliefs said September is “sign month”, which will “get the ball rolling” and that actual events which will trigger the end of the world will happen in late October. He writes that a “tribulation period” is coming, which is described as seven years where the world will face disasters and plagues; outlined in the book of Revelations. Meade claims this will be followed by a “Millennium of peace”. NASA has since dismissed the claims, insisting the Planet X theory is merely a hoax because the planet doesn't exist. "Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax," NASA said in a statement. "There is no factual basis for these claims." Meade wrote a book called Planet X – The 2017 Arrival which insisted Nibiru would crash into Earth in October, but then moved it forward by a few weeks. TV viewers alarmed by doomsday 'emergency alert' interrupting broadcast Apocalypse? Fears Italian Nostradamus prophecy is coming true as it snows in southern Italy NASA reveals what will happen when 'Planet X hits Earth' on September 23 His theory was given a boost this year when NASA discovered a new planet in the solar system, which they named Planet Nine. Meade has been quoted previously saying: "It is very strange indeed that both the Great Sign of Revelation 12 and the Great Pyramid of Giza both point us to one precise moment in time – September 20 to 23, 2017." Various branches of the Christian church have also rejected Meade’s claims.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/37205078/planet-x-end-of-the-world-now-october-not-september-meade-claim/ 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Palestinian gunman kills three Israelis in West Bank

8 hours ago From the section Middle East

Three Israelis have been shot dead by a Palestinian at the entrance to the Jewish settlement of Har Adar in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police say. The gunman, a 37-year-old from a nearby village, was also shot and died later. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the attack on Palestinian incitement. It came as Donald Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt arrived in Jerusalem to try to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks. The White House has tried to lay the groundwork for a resumption of negotiations since Donald Trump took office in January, but there has been no sign of progress. Peace talks between the two sides broke down amid acrimony in April 2014. What are Jewish settlements? Police say the gunman, identified in Israeli media as Nimer Jamal, struck after he raised suspicions of security personnel at a rear gate at Har Adar. He shot his victims - two security guards and a border policeman - at close-range and seriously wounded another person, before being shot by security forces. The gunman was a father-of-four who had an Israeli permit to work in Jewish settlements along the boundary of the West Bank, Israel's internal security agency said. He came from the village of Beit Surik, about a mile east of Har Adar. The area is about 18km (11 miles) north-west of Jerusalem. No group has taken responsibility for the attack, although Gaza-based Palestinian militant organisations Hamas and Islamic Jihad welcomed it. The head of the Information Office of Fatah, the political faction of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Israel bore responsibility for the attack, because of its "continuous aggression" against the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said the attacker's home would be demolished and relatives' work permits revoked. He called on Mr Abbas to condemn the attack unequivocally. Wave of attacks About 36,000 Palestinians have permits to work in Jewish settlements, where security to guard against attacks is tight. The issue of settlements is one of the most contentious between Israel and the Palestinians, who see them as an obstacle to peace. More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this. Tuesday's attack is the latest in a wave of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings of Israelis predominantly by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs since late 2015. Since then, some 50 Israelis and five foreign nationals have been killed in such attacks in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Around 300 Palestinians - most of them assailants, Israel says - have also been killed in that period, according to AFP news agency. Others have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops. Israel says Palestinian incitement has fuelled the attacks. The Palestinian leadership has blamed frustration rooted in decades of Israeli occupation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41396597 

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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September 26 2017 - 12:53PM

Bali's Mount Agung volcano 'critical' with hundreds of tremors every day

Jewel Topsfield Karuni Rompies

Bali's Mount Agung volcano has reached a "critical" stage with 500 tremors shaking the area a day, according to Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho warned that molten rock known as magma was just three to five kilometres from the summit of the mountain in eastern Bali. "We cannot predict when it will erupt, but monitoring shows the potential to erupt is high," Mr Sutopo said. "No instrument can predict with precision when a volcano will erupt". He said 62,000 people had been living in the exclusion zone, but almost 50,000 evacuees had sought shelter in 301 camps in the area. But there were still people who refused to be evacuated because the mountain had not yet erupted and they worried about who would feed their animals. Nyoman Kastawan has remained in his village of Dukuh Pandan Sari Kubu, which is inside the exclusion zone and about eight kilometres from the summit. He said about 40 women and children from his family had been evacuated to Denpasar, but he stayed behind to look after his cattle and pigs. "Around 30 males still live in my village, the able-bodied, so when there is something we can evacuate immediately. Some of the old men who stayed behind said the eruption is still a long way off. They survived the 1963 eruption so they don't want to evacuate now. It's still a few months away they say." Mr Sutopo warned that when Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, more than 1500 people were killed and 1700 houses destroyed. "The kind of eruption is explosive, spewing stones, lava and pyroclastic flows (a fast-moving current of hot gas and volcanic material)," he said. Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, said he would visit refugee camps on Tuesday. Mount Agung is 71 kilometres from the tourist hot spot of Kuta. Mr Sutopo said tourism was still normal and flights had not been affected. He said ash and thick smoke would not reach Bali's capital, Denpasar. The travel advisory only warned people not to venture within nine kilometres south-east of Mount Agung and 12 kilometres, north, north-east, south and north-west of the crater. Mr Sutopo said contingency plans were in place if an eruption meant flights had to be-rerouted to cities outside Bali. He said if the volcano erupted between September 25 and October, volcanic ash would fly south-west. If it erupted between November and January the ashes would disperse to the east towards West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. Villages neighbouring those that had been evacuated would provide shelter under a "sister village" model. Mr Sutopo said he deeply regretted hoaxes, which suggested the volcano had already erupted, which he believed were circulated to increase traffic to websites. He urged the public to visit the official website for Mount Agung updates: magma.vsi.esdm.go.id. Volcanologist Ray Cas warned the highest danger posed by an eruption would be pyroclastic flows, which were responsible for many of the deaths when Mount Agung last erupted in 1963. He said volcanic mud flows, which channel into major valleys, could bury entire villages. "If the population hasn't been evacuated there is a risk of a huge loss of life," Professor Cas, an Emeritus professor at Monash University and the immediate past president of the International Association for Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, said. "It is not just the preliminary eruption that poses enormous hazards and risks." He said Indonesia was one of the most volcanically active countries in the world and the Centre for Volcanology had a lot of experience in monitoring these types of events. "They are obviously taking it extremely seriously … because of such a high level of earthquake activity and such a long repose period since the last eruption." The 1963 eruption, which shot gas and ash up to 10 kilometres in the air, was ranked five on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, equivalent to the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens in Washington, which killed more than 50 people. In Australia, airlines are closely monitoring Bali but said on Monday afternoon that flights were planned to operate as scheduled. Jetstar and Virgin were allowing customers to cancel or change their bookings, in return for flight vouchers. A Jetstar spokeswoman said "a handful" of customers have requested to change their dates, which the airline had accommodated with no fee.

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etc. Throughout the world there is a struggle, throughout the world the antichrist pushes himself to the top, throughout the world the economy has gone over the hill into disaster zone.  Countries make ready for war and yet my people seem to be astonished, unlearned, not knowing, not understanding the things that are there or the things that are taught to them. Etc.

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Report: Iran And North Korea Are “Collaborating In An Exchange Of Materials And Technicians To Mutually Develop Nuclear Weapons Capabilities”

Jeremiah Johnson September 22nd, 2017 SHTFplan.com

The Public Law. For the Public Good. For your own good, for whatever good it will do. Under Clinton in 1994, Civil Defense was repealed. The Cold War has “ended,” as of 1992 with the “collapse” of the Soviet Union, and it was time to rid the U.S. of all of those “pesky” fallout shelter signs. There was NAFTA and the beginnings of true globalism with the creation of the EU. What need was there for Civil Defense? Twenty-three years after the treasonous disbanding of Civil Defense and official signs for locations of Fallout Shelters, there is a need for both once more. North Korea has been engaging in exchange with Iran for decades: collaborating in an exchange of materials and technicians to mutually develop one another’s nuclear weapons capabilities. All News Pipeline’s Stefan Stanford and Susan Duclos have been presenting some excellent and informative articles on the North Korean EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) capabilities. Many of these articles have been authored by Dr. Peter V. Pry, the foremost expert on the EMP threat facing the United States. All News Pipeline’s article of September 19, 2017 is entitled Following Threats To Drop The ‘Father Of All Bombs’ While Claiming They’ve Infiltrated The US Military, Iran Prepares To Deploy 3 New Satellites Into Orbit – Is Iran Preparing To Launch An EMP Attack Upon America? This piece is no exception to the quality information released thus far by All News Pipeline. Please read it! This article is written by none other than Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission and former Science Advisor to President Reagan. Dr. Graham also was directly involved in the 1962 “STARFISH PRIME” high-altitude nuclear test that began the U.S.’s study into the effects of an EMP. North Korea has not backpedaled on its threats to nuke the United States and to unleash an EMP weapon if provoked by the U.S. As Dr. Graham’s article points out, this is not only feasible, but soon they will not be alone: Iran plans to launch 3 satellites that can easily be fitted with a miniaturized EMP device. Dr. Graham also corroborates Dr. Pry’s assertions that the 2 North Korean satellites currently in orbit may contain an EMP weapon. As a matter of fact, Dr. Pry released an article to All News Pipeline on September 18, 2017, entitled, North Korean Public Statement Confirms ‘Worst Case Scenario’ Fears After Many Years of Denial By ‘US Elite’ – Have We Reached Our ‘Rhineland Moment’? This piece gives a list of all the things accomplished by North Korea that were denied by the U.S. Media, the politicians, and the skeptical naysayers of the public within the past 6 months. Most of these denied items were confirmed in many cases by none other than the “experts” who originally denied them and then changed their minds in the face of evidence that could not be refuted. Iran just increased its military budget, has billions of investment dollars in its nuclear plant facilities and a joint railway project with Russia and several Asian nations, and is one of the last remaining nations not tied to the world bank and the IMF. Iran has held a doctrine for many years of pursuing options with EMP’s launched on missiles hidden within cargo containers on board ships. These options have been tested by the Iranians in several scenarios over the past 5 years. Now there is a growing Iranian naval presence in the Western Hemisphere in Cuba and Venezuela, with plans of sending more of a fleet into the Atlantic. Dr. Graham and Dr. Pry are both revealing scenarios with both North Korea and Iran that are developing further each day. I strongly encourage you to read these articles. It is important to become aware and educated on a threat that is not going to disappear anytime soon. The expertise of the authors is only matched by their candor and clearly-understandable explanations of the situation. The next world war will be initiated by an EMP attack against the U.S. Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/report-iran-and-north-korea-are-collaborating-in-an-exchange-of-materials-and-technicians-to-mutually-develop-nuclear-weapons-capabilities_09222017 

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Iran defies Trump to test new-medium range ballistic missile that could hit Israel

State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile

First displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday

Has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 km) and can carry multiple warheads

By Harvey Day For Mailonline Published: 05:21 EDT, 23 September 2017 | Updated: 12:19 EDT, 23 September 2017

Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that such activities were grounds for abandoning their landmark nuclear deal. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday. It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone of the missile, which has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 km) and can carry multiple warheads. 'As long as some speak in the language of threats, the strengthening of the country's defence capabilities will continue and Iran will not seek permission from any country for producing various kinds of missile,' Defence Minister Amir Hatami said in a staement. The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in New York, where US President Donald Trump again accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a 'rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos'. The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in New York, where US President Donald Trump again accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a 'rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos'. Previous Iranian missile launches have triggered US sanctions and accusations that they violate the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers. Iran, which fought a brutal war with neighbouring Iraq in the 1980s, sees missiles as a legitimate and vital part of its defence - particularly as regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Israel import huge amounts of military hardware from the West. Trump has threatened to bin the nuclear agreement, saying Iran is developing missiles that may be used to deliver a nuclear warhead when the deal's restrictions are lifted in 2025. He is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether Iran is still complying with the deal and whether it remains in US interests to stick by it. If he decides that it is not, that could open the way for US lawmakers to reimpose sanctions, leading to the potential collapse of the agreement. Trump said on Wednesday he had made his decision but was not yet ready to reveal it. The other signatories to the deal - Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the EU - have all pushed for it to continue. They point out that abandoning the agreement will remove restrictions on Iran immediately, rather than in eight years' time, and that the International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly confirmed Tehran is meeting its commitments. Iran says all of its missiles are designed to carry conventional warheads only and has limited their range to a maximum of 2,000 kilometres, although commanders say they have the technology to go further. That makes them only medium-range but still sufficient to reach Israel or US bases in the Gulf. At Friday's military parade, President Hassan Rouhani hit out at those who 'create problems for the peoples of our region every day and boast of selling arms to the bloodthirsty Zionist regime which has been attacking the peoples of our region for 70 years like a cancerous tumour.' As well as carrying out missile tests, Iran has also launched a space satellite and fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria in recent months.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4912404/Iran-tests-new-medium-range-missile-defying-US-warnings.html#ixzz4tbMcDeYx 

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For man brings many things about themselves, their foolishness, they run off at the mouth and they do not consider the things that they are saying. They poke the bear in the eye and poke the bear in the eye and they poke the bear in the eye and they do not realize that the bear can be very vicious, that he can tear them to shreds, that he can kill those that they love, he can kill their sons and their daughters and they never think of this. They only do the stupid things that they think themselves because they don’t inquire of me or ask of me and therefore the things that come are because of their foolishness. etc.

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22.09.2017 Author: Phil Butler

The Deadly Rocket Scare Redux: North Korea’s Role in the Arms Game

North Korea is once again the big, bad, boogey man of Asia, a convenient villain Washington will use to fuel a spanking new arms race. If all-out war does not follow Donald Trump’s insane policies aimed at Pyongyang, something miraculous will have to take place soon. The American hegemony turns once again to the Far East, in a redux of the 2000 North Korean sanctions negotiations. I’ll wager that very few people reading this remember the 1999 missile tests over Japan that North Korea used to “negotiate” sanctions reductions. Yes, it’s true and not “fake news”, as the New York Times reported from 2000, “South Korea Plans to Begin Rocket Program”. What, you expected ingenuity and creativity from the Trump administration and the US Congress? Not a chance of that, I say. The elites that run the globalist narrative never divert from what works, I tell you. If young and old Americans were fearful Japan would go up in a mushroom cloud in 1999, then the new generation of willing idiots are all the more capable of apathetic abandon. Trump and Co. are just doing Korea or Vietnam II, since those ventures proved financially profitable for the military industrialists and the economy overall. Do you feel like you’ve been duped yet? Okay, read on. Once again, the New York Times is the soap box from which the hegemons preach to the waiting and fearful masses about the Pyongyang boogeyman, only this time it’s Kim Jong-un, and not his venerable supreme leader father Kim Jong-il who’s center stage in the Armageddon drama. But the headlines this time around are far more creative. A story this week entitled “The Rare, Potent Fuel Powering North Korea’s Weapons”, brings to mind 007 and James Bond, super-duper-secret rockets from Dr. No or Austin Powers as Dr. Evil, I can no longer discern. Once again American journalists take advantage of the fact most people don’t know beans about much of anything anymore. Let me frame the latest bullshit from Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Junior’s venerable newspaper. The rare and potent fuel it took not one but two award winning journalists to “invent” is known as UDMH, or Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine. Now I am fairly sure that William J. Broad and David E. Sanger both know UDMH is about as rare in the world of rockets as pointy nose cones or ignition sequences. But the North Koreans and the story sound much more ominous and deadly with spy thriller lingo deployed. Just so you know I’m not slinging BS, the rare and potent fuel the NYT cites is old as rockets themselves. I quote from the Encyclopedia Astronautica: “N2O4/UDMH propellant. Nitrogen tetroxide became the storable liquid propellant of choice from the late 1950’s. Unsymmetrical Dimethylhydrazine ((CH3)2NNH2) became the storable liquid fuel of choice by the mid-1950’s. Development of UDMH in the Soviet Union began in 1949. It is used in virtually all storable liquid rocket engines except for some orbital maneuvering engines in the United States, where MMH has been preferred due to a slightly higher density and performance.” And now the New York Times’ authors cite classified memos from the Bush and Obama administrations that make “presciently clear” North Korea’s pursuit of the stuff every nation on Earth uses to make rockets blast off! And there’s more in the globalist publication, much more. Here’s how Broad and Sanger twist the tale to suit Washington’s latest provocations: “Classified memos from both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations laid out, with what turned out to be prescient clarity, how the North’s pursuit of the highly potent fuel would enable it to develop missiles that could strike almost anywhere in the continental United States.” Spooky and scary, huh? The man who lied about WOMD’s and the man who won a Nobel Prize for killing more Muslims than the Crusaders were on top of the intel, and able to pounce like angry lions for the military industrialists and energy moguls! This ultra-secret rocket fuel invented by (Spectre?) the Nazis during WWII to fuel the experimental Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet fighter, is currently used in almost all “storable” rockets used for either military (siloed ICBMs etc.) or civilian rocketry (SpaceX etc.). So, I’ll leave the reader to his or her own devices to figure out why highly venerated New York Times authors would just mislead their readership. The couple citing WikiLeaks to help venerate the story via none other than Hillary Clinton’s US State Department, pretty much takes the cake where unmitigated audacity is concerned. Oh, and by the way. The 1999 rocket shots from North Korea flew over Japan too, just in case you wondered. This leads us to the motive for the Trump administration loosing the collective mind over Iran and North Korea. Some will be surprised to learn Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” initiative is ready to be rolled out! Yeah, the real Big Bad Wolf westerners are being warned of is a familiar one, the horrendous fiends Americans must be protected from at all costs (really all costs), ballistic first strike terrorists. And the plan to thwart North Korea or fundamentalist Iran? For lack of a better term, let’s call this version “Skynet”. Yes, the growth perspective of General Dynamics, Boeing, Raytheon, and a score of other corporations will boom if space and the anti-ballistic missile idea catches hold. Some reading are too young to recall the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) that the Reagan administration said would end the so-called mutually assured destruction (MAD) strategy of nuclear deterrence. One particular facet of SDI and Star Wars that bears keen scrutiny here is the ABM, or anti-ballistic missile component. Fast forward to June of 2017, and to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interviews with the famous filmmaker, Oliver Stone. In one segment the award winning filmmaker and Russia’s leader discuss when George Bush abrogated the ABM Treaty with Russia, back in 2001. This “dangerous” moment in US-Russia relations has now ended up threatening to destroy any semblance of nuclear parity, as Aegis ABM systems have now been installed in Romania and Poland, on the frontiers of Russia. And now the Americans are clearly intent on installing the same systems in either South Korea or Japan, which helps completely encircle Russia, thereby creating an even more dangerous situation. This report from The Nation features the Putin interview and the danger of the new SDI, from the Russian perspective, which is equally as important as the western view. There is not space enough to outline how America’s missile defense strategies have metamorphosed in the last three decades under Ronald Reagan’s successors. However, validation of my thesis here can be gleaned by watching the movements of the key people that would be involved in any renewed SDI or Star Wars initiative. So, the fact the new Commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves testified the other day before the U.S. Senate, “modernizing” America’s ABM capability was the subject. Greaves, who inherited Reagan’s SDI, Bill Clinton’s Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, and President George W. Bush’s Missile Defense Agency, has more experience and knows more about space based systems than anybody in the U.S. Military. There’s little doubt but that he is a key figure in testing of systems such as the touted Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI), offshoots of the Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser (ABL), Raytheon’s Network Centric Airborne Defense Element (NCADE), and an array of other top-secret weapons that operate within certain spheres. Instances of programs that focus on the ascent phase intercept (API). Mid-course and terminal phases of ICBM flight are as broad as anyone can imagine. The mid-course system Mr. Putin discussed, the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (Aegis BMD), is but a single facet to extraordinary developmental efforts in the field. Finally, all this “development” spells jobs and money at the endpoint. But there has to be a threat in order to expand research, development, manufacturing, and deployment of these systems. Once again, North Korea plays a vital role in drumming up enough good old fashioned fear to justify trillions of dollars in weapons programs. Therefore, the lie has to be manufactured and propagated through trusted media like the New York Times and other corporate or elitist controlled channels. Advertising was never so effective as when it’s applied to products that save lives and liberty. Stay tuned for North Korea to announce a cessation of all testing in exchange for lifted sanctions, and for Raytheon and others to announce new contracts for advanced deterrent systems. Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

https://journal-neo.org/2017/09/22/the-deadly-rocket-scare-redux-north-korea-s-role-in-the-arms-game/ 

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Hawaii Urges Residents To Prepare For Nuclear Attack

Hawaii officials have reportedly been urging residents to prepare for a nuclear attack, the stunning plea coming amid increasingly unnerving rhetoric — and actions — from North Korea. Aloha State authorities were working to educate and prepare residents for a possible atomic attack by telling them to consider preparing in the same way they’d prep for a tsunami, the Washington Post reported. “Now it’s time to take it seriously,” Hawaii state Rep. Gene Ward, a Republican, said, “not to be an alarmist, but to be informing people.” North Korea’s foreign minister has said the Communist nation may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean after dictator Kim Jong Un vowed he would take the “highest-level” action against the United States, South Korean media reported Thursday. Ri Yong Ho made the comments on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Yonhap news agency reported. “We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un,” Yonhap quoted Ri as saying. read more at foxnews.com

http://americandownfall.com/hawaii-urges-residents-to-prepare-for-nuclear-attack/ 

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Former Congressman Warns That Foreign Countries Could Bribe The Feds To “Regulate Drudge”

September 22, 2017 | Alex Thomas | The Daily Sheeple |

A former Republican Congressman from Colorado has warned that a foreign country could bribe or “incentivize” the FCC to regulate and “rein in” popular conservative news outlets, including The Drudge Report. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo, in an opinion piece for The Hill, started out his shocking warning by downplaying the so-called Russian actors who may have spent a measly $100,000 with social media giant Facebook in exchange for ads that hurt Hillary Clinton. Tancredo not only correctly noted that such a small amount of money could not have actually altered the election, he also destroyed the notion that the American establishment is “surprised” by the idea of a foreign government trying to influence an election. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this month that his company sold over $100,000 in social media advertising to a Russian government-controlled front group during the 2016 election cycle. While that amount is a relative pittance and critics are saying the ads were poorly produced — where is Bill Maher when you really need him? — the discovery has raised alarms. It’s ironic, of course, that America’s media elites are suddenly alarmed, considering that the CIA and intelligence agencies abroad have engaged in similar activity for decades. But putting that aside, what if the bigger danger comes not from amateurish foreign advertisers, but from foreign governments seeking to influence the American regulatory agencies meant to act as the citizens’ watchdogs? The former congressman then gets to the crux of his warning, asking a very pointed question to the reader that unfortunately sounds all too plausible in this day and age. Could a foreign government — such as Russia, Ukraine, or Mexico, for example — bribe or “incentivize” a federal agency such as the Federal Election Commission to regulate (or “rein in”) conservative news websites? The truth could be stranger than fiction if you examine the habits of the federal commissioners who run our regulatory agencies. Tancredo then reveals a fact that news outlets like The Daily Sheeple have long reported – there are absolutely elements within the federal government who have expressed support for censoring The Drudge Report in the past while at the same time taking dozens of trips overseas, sometimes even bashing the American way of life while doing so. For years, Democrats on the FEC have been vocal in their desire to regulate speech on websites such as Facebook and Twitter, to say nothing of Drudge and Fox News. Will they use the news of foreign government purchasing social media advertising as an excuse to enter that regulatory minefield more boldly? But what’s even more worrisome is that third-party groups, some connected to foreign governments, have spent tens of thousands of dollars helping regulators travel around the world. Who’s to say that quid pro quo, spoken or unspoken, isn’t part of the equation? It’s far more likely than the idea that foreign governments might be using a website like Drudge to spread propaganda. Buying one regulator would be more cost-effective than spending millions trying to sway millions through advertising. After all, “I can get it for you wholesale” is still the American way. Consider this. As the establishment media continues to push their 24/7 anti-Trump echo chamber, real dangers poised by other countries are going unchecked, with many in the media most likely on board with the idea that top conservative news outlets need to be censored. At this point one can’t help but wonder (and worry) that some form of political censorship of the internet is on the horizon which will most likely be attempted by connecting the amazing success of someone like Matt Drudge to supposed Russian propaganda operations – all in the name of censoring non leftist voices. Delivered by The Daily Sheeple We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details). Contributed by Alex Thomas of The Daily Sheeple. Alex Thomas is a staff writer and reporter for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up – follow Alex’s work at our Facebook or Twitter.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/former-congressman-warns-that-foreign-countries-could-bribe-the-feds-to-regulate-drudge_092017 

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Globalist Puppet John McCain Showered With Praise By Liberal Establishment and Hollywood Over Health Care Bill Opposition

September 23, 2017 | Alex Thomas | The Daily Sheeple

The liberal establishment, with help from Hollywood, is showering turncoat Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) with praise after his stunning announcement that he would once again go directly against his own campaign promise and oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. McCain made the announcement in a statement Friday, saying that he could not in “good conscience” vote for the repeal of a law that he ran against during his last campaign. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” McCain declared. “Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it,” his statement continued. “Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.” After the announcement the liberal media immediately went to work praising the senator, with multiple “news” outlets spending considerable time painting McCain as some sort of hero standing up to the forces of Trump when in reality he is nothing more than an establishment puppet working for the very same masters who control the mainstream press. Unsurprisingly, numerous Hollywood celebrities also chimed in with praise for McCain throughout Twitter, with multiple openly anti-Trump Democrats responding joyfully to the senator once again turning on not only his party, but the people who voted for him in the first place. Some of the more pointed Tweets included: While McCain has long been considered a Rhino Republican, over the last year and a half he has been involved in a plethora of shady conduct, most aimed at stopping the Trump anti-globalist agenda dead in its tracks. In January it was revealed that McCain himself was the deep state operative who passed the infamous disinformation dossier on Donald Trump to the head of the FBI. McCain, apparently believed that the false information was so important that he specifically went out of his way to pass the documents to FBI director James Comey. “The Guardian can confirm that the documents reached the top of the FBI by December. Senator John McCain, who was informed about the existence of the documents separately by an intermediary from a western allied state, dispatched an emissary overseas to meet the source and then decided to present the material to Comey in a one-on-one meeting on 9 December, according to a source aware of the meeting,” the Guardian reported. As if that wasn’t enough, McCain then went on the offensive against Trump supporters themselves, using a wide-ranging interview with a liberal magazine to essentially declare war on the Trump agenda. In the interview, published by New York Magazine, McCain attacked both Trump and his supporters in a variety of different ways including the admittedly botched roll-out of the travel ban, his speech to the CIA, and his supposed views on torture. At this point it should be strikingly clear that Senator John McCain is working for the establishment deep state and is now willing to go completely against his own campaign agenda as long as it is made to hurt President Trump in the end. Delivered by The Daily Sheeple We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details). Contributed by Alex Thomas of The Daily Sheeple. Alex Thomas is a staff writer and reporter for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up – follow Alex’s work at our Facebook or Twitter.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/globalist-puppet-john-mccain-showered-with-praise-by-liberal-establishment-and-hollywood-over-health-care-bill-opposition_092017 

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Posted on September 23, 2017 by Jon Watkins

Queer Persona’s will Manifest at Halloween this year

1st Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from all appearance of evil.” What part of those six words do you not understand…….., Christian? Devil Worshiping Americans will break records with their Halloween spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation. It is not just children who live in a fantasy world. It is NOT the children who are going out buying costumes and handing down the Sins of the Fathers and mothers to the next Generation! Young, and some mature adults, have not grown up and are living out their lives in a perpetual dream state, as evidenced by the snowflakes that have manifested since 2016! 1st Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” “What one generation allows in moderation, the next will practice it in EXCESS!” That is my version of a saying I heard many years ago and IS so true! They surveyed about 7,000 ignorant people who will participate in the Eve of the Devil. The prediction is, lovers of Satan will spend around $9.1 billion on their holy day. Homosexual Batman seems to be the preferred Superhero this year and is tied with a Princess. Also see Manufactures Retailers and Superheroes going Queer. Third is an animal, and that could be attributed to the perverts known a Furries. Read about these Perverts here. Problem is, people, including those who claim to be Christians, are living in a fantasy world. To many are fixated on video games and science fiction and hellish, evil television and movies that are laced with homosexual innuendo! Hellywood is also consumed with blood and gore, which Halloween is now engrossed in. With all of the Zombie, Creepy Clown and Cannibal news, one would assume that would be the theme of this years Eve of the Devil! I suppose the Homosexual and Transgender agenda is to strong pull right now! Many so-called Christians do not heed 1st Thessalonians 5:22 “abstain from all appearance of evil”. . Not only do we flee from that which is evil, Psalms 37:27 “Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.” we flee from that which appears to be evil. For instance, a pastor or professing Christian for that matter, should not be seen frequenting a bar because someone may think he or she is getting drunk, and probably is. Depending on the Bible version you use, 1st Thessalonians 5:22 refers to the “appearance of evil” (KJV), “every kind of evil” (NIV and NLT), or “every form of evil” (NRSV, NKJV, and ESV). Each is a good translation. The Greek word translated “appearance,” “form,” or “kind” can mean any of these things. The same word is used in 2nd Corinthians 5:7 and translated as “sight.” Avoiding the appearance of evil, or abstaining from every form of evil, means to live in God’s light by the power of the Holy Spirit. We “take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). We SHOULD worry about the perceptions of others and about the integrity of our own walk with Christ. But alas people in this day can no more discern evil and do not have the slightest inkling of the mind of God! Now for you idiots who say who am I to judge a persons actions and heart 1st Corinthians 2:14-16 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” I am NOT the Judge, I am merely a FRUIT inspector who can discern!

https://www.online-ministries.org/queer-personas-will-manifest-at-halloween-this-year/ 

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The Georgia Tech Riot’s Dark Message To America

Scott Greer Deputy Editor 11:26 AM 09/22/2017

Georgia Tech may be the unlikeliest of places to witness violent riots, but in the current climate of campus insanity it seems no college is immune from student unrest. On Monday, cop cars burned down and police were pelted with rocks in retaliation for a “non-binary” student shot to death by law enforcement over the weekend. The slain student brandished a knife at officers while demanding that they shoot him. Video of the shooting and the multiple suicide notes left behind by the deceased student, Scout Schultz, indicate he was trying to goad police into killing him. (RELATED: Student Killed By Police At Georgia Tech Left Three Suicide Notes) Regardless of the evidence, aggrieved Techies took it as an act of police brutality against the LGBT community and decided upon violence. Georgia Tech was not the first place to see such aggressive demonstrations on a college campus this year. Riots took over the University of California – Berkeley over a planned Milo Yiannopoulos speech in February, resulting in several people assaulted by leftist demonstrators over the suspicion they may like Milo. (RELATED: Berkeley Student Paper Publishes Columns PRAISING Anti-Milo Riot) Leftist students took over Evergreen State University in May after a liberal professor suggested it was a bad idea to kick out all white students and faculty for a day of protest. After forcing the offending professor to flee campus, students effectively took most of the faculty and wouldn’t allow to them to even use the restroom unless they agreed to their ridiculous demands. (RELATED: Evergreen State Calls Protesters’ Actions ‘Criminal’…Two Months After The Fact) Additionally, baseball bat-wielding leftists patrolled the Evergreen campus to look for imaginary Nazis in the ensuing weeks. Physical violence has become an increasing factor in campus insanity, an element that was largely absent when I wrote my book, “No Campus for White Men,” last year. Sure, there were protesters aggressively disrupting speeches. There was that one University of Missouri professor who threatened to get “muscle” to remove a reporter from a safe space. But there were no burning cop cars and no conservatives getting beaten unconscious. A lot of the violence on campuses so far has appeared to have come from outside agitators affiliated with Antifa, as shown in the Berkeley riots. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, shows a riot originating from the student body, not from anarchists living in the nearby community. This is a big development for higher education. Students no longer have to rely on the local crust punk scene to shut down speakers and attack their political foes. They’ll just do it themselves. The bad news for America is that we are all but guaranteed to see similar, left-wing student-driven riots this academic year. Recent polling shows that more Georgia Techs are bound to occur. A poll released this week by the Brookings Institute showed that one-fifth of American students support violence against speech they find offensive. Sixty-two percent of self-identified left-wing respondents believe shouting over a disagreeable speaker is a great idea. Forty-four percent of students think hate speech is not protected by the Constitution, a false notion that would encourage left-wing agitators encouragement to use any means necessary to shut down their enemies. As a society, we’ve liked to tell ourselves that violence outside of self-defense is wrong. It is considered especially wrong if it is used against somebody expressing their constitutional rights, whether it be to vote, pray or share their political opinion. To the young leftists of 2017, however, violence is a good thing — if used by themselves and against those they deem beyond the pale. To them, their intimidation of wayward professors and macing of suspected “Nazis” are not acts of aggression, but measures of self-defense. Allowing dissidents to go unmolested means that vulnerable students are going to get hurt…somehow. “I put my safety and my freedom on the line because letting Yiannopoulos speak was more terrifying to me than potential injury or arrest,” one Berkeley rioter argued for why he took up violence to shut down speech. Violence is a righteous solution to offensive speech and alleged police oppression. It can be morally justified and defended with the most fantastical of claims. However, violence is still bad if it’s practiced by the other side as it’s only good when it remains in the Left’s grasp. The images coming out of Berkeley and Georgia Tech are shocking to most Americans, but to those who engage and sympathize with the riots, they’re brave acts of resistance. Burning a cop car is okay if done for a noble cause. Good moral standing is on the side of the rock throwers, not the police who just murdered a student belonging to a protected class. We may long for the days when checking your white privilege was the worst part of campus Leftism, rather than being sent to the ER over failure to check it. WATCH BEN SHAPIRO SHAME COLLEGE CAMPUSES THAT STOP POLICE FROM REDUCING VIOLENT OUTBURSTS FROM STUDENT:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/22/the-georgia-tech-riots-dark-message-to-america/ 

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Doomsday is not on Saturday after all, writer says after predicting end of the world

David Meade, who claimed the world is ending Saturday when a mysterious planet collides with Earth, is now backtracking on the calamitous claim. Meade said the world won't end on Sept. 23 after all, but instead Saturday will only mark the beginning of a series of catastrophic events to occur over several weeks. “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told the Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.” Meade said his prediction is based on verses and numerical codes found in the Bible, specifically in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation. He said recent events, such as the solar eclipse and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, are omens of the approaching apocalypse. The significant number is 33, according to Meade. “Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God for the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” he said. “It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible...and merging the two.” Sept. 23 is also 33 days since the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Meade has also built his theory on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he believes will pass Earth on Sept. 23. This will cause volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, he claims. NASA has repeatedly said Planet X does not exist. Meade’s prediction has been dismissed by people of faith including the Roman Catholic and Protestant branches of Christianity. Ed Stetzer, a professor and executive director of Wheaton College’s Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, slammed Meade’s theory on Friday, calling it “fake news” and asked Christians to be critical. “It’s simply fake news that a lot of Christians believe the world will end on September 23,” Stetzer wrote in Christianity Today. “Yet, it is still a reminder that we need to think critically about all the news.”

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/09/22/doomsday-is-not-on-saturday-after-all-writer-says-after-predicting-end-world.html 

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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Rescuers continue search efforts for missing as death toll climbs to 295 in earthquake-ravaged Mexico

BY Rich Schapiro NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 2:44 AM

Weary rescue workers resumed digging through piles of bricks and cement in earthquake-ravaged Mexico Friday as the desperate search for survivors stretched into its fourth day. Families of the missing clung to hopes of a miracle after several people were pulled alive from the rubble in Mexico City on Thursday. “They keep telling us there is life in there, but we keep on waiting,” said Cristal Estrada, whose accountant brother Martin, 31, was among the missing. “There is life, yes, but we do not know if it is my brother’s. “They do not have much time in there,” she added. The death toll from the 7.1-magnitude earthquake rose to 295 people Friday. More than half of the fatalities — 155 — were in the hard-hit capital city. A total of 60 people have been plucked from the wreckage since the quake struck Tuesday. The rescue effort was suspended in parts of Mexico City overnight amid a drenching rain that threatened to destabilize the mountains of debris. Several families of the missing waited for news outside a collapsed seven-story building in the Roma Norte neighborhood. A list of 46 names of missing people was attached to a nearby lamppost where civil engineer Jose Gutierrez updated the relatives on the status of the rescue effort. Gutierrez straddled both worlds — he, too, had a relative believed to be trapped under the piles of concrete slabs. “My family is in there. I want them to get out,” Gutierrez said, his voice breaking with emotion. “So ... we go onward.” First responders and volunteers from a myriad of countries — including the U.S., Japan, Panama and Israel — have flooded Mexico to aid the search operations. The rescuers’ tireless work was rewarded Thursday when two people were pulled alive from the rubble of a decimated textile factory in the Colonia Obrera neighborhood. Cheers broke out among the roughly 1,000 volunteers when the survivors emerged from the pile. The celebration capped what had been a mostly fruitless search. A total of 21 people had been confirmed dead at the site, according to NBC News. As bulldozers and backhoes arrived in some parts of the city, officials insisted that the heavy machinery was only being used on wrecked buildings where no one had been detected or piles of rubble that threatened to collapse on other structures. “It is false that we are demolishing structures where there could be survivors,” said National Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente. “The rescue operations will continue, and they won’t stop.” The death toll included 73 in Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in Mexico state, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca. At least 25 people — including 21 students believed to be 7 or 8 years old — were found dead at the site of the crumbled private Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City. The devastated three-story building captured worldwide attention when it was revealed that a schoolgirl was trapped alive in the rumble. But the account turned out to be false — dashing the hopes of the rescuers as well as the untold numbers of people rooting for the girl around the world. “It was a confusion,” said Alfred Padilla, a volunteer rescuer at the school. “The important thing is there are signs of life and we are working on that.” With News Wire Services

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/search-missing-continues-death-toll-climbs-293-mexico-article-1.3514344 

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etc. Keep your eyes; keep your eyes upon what is going on in the Mid-East, that is your tree, that is your tree, I have told you to watch Israel, that is your tree. etc.

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Syria says IAF carried out air strike overnight near Damascus

According to several media sources in Syria, the Israeli Air Force attacked an ammunition warehouse near a Damascus airport during the night. Israel has yet to provide an official response.

Sep 22, 2017, 11:30AM Omri Ariel

Syrian media outlets reported Friday that the Israeli Air Force had carried out a strike overnight targeting an ammunition facility near Damascus. Some sources also published pictures and videos claiming to show the exact moment of the alleged Israeli strike. It was also reported that the area was engulfed by heavy smoke and that there were no Syrian casualties. If these reports are true, the strike may have been Israel's response to the unmanned drone from Syria that tried to infiltrate Israeli territory earlier this week. The aircraft, which was intercepted by a Patriot missile, was reportedly built in Iran and operated by Hezbollah in order to collect intelligence above the Golan Heights. The IDF stated after the incident, "The IAF's air defense troops have intercepted an unmanned drone which seemed to belong to Hezbollah. We will continue to respond forcefully to any such attempt in the future."

http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/middle-east/israel-and-the-middle-east/report-iaf-strikes-overnight-near-damascus-31252 

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etc. For I have warned you Russia is not your friend, I have warned you that China is not your friend, I have warned you that North Korea is not your friend and I have warned you that Iran is not your friend. etc.

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Iran Claims Country Has Infiltrated U.S. Military, Obtained “Sensitive Documents”

September 18, 2017 by Joshua Caplan 

As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea reach new heights, it appears Iran sees an opportunity to flex its military might, as well. A new report reveals the Islamic Republic claims to have not only developed a monster 10-ton bomb, but also to have infiltrated the U.S. military. Both are explosive claims. Washington Free Beacon reports: A senior Iranian military leader claims the Islamic Republic has developed the “father of all bombs,” a 10-ton bomb that is said to rival the United States’ ‘mother of all bombs,” or MOAB, according to regional reports. Iranian General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp’s airspace division, claimed in an interview over the weekend with the country’s state-controlled media that Iran has developed the 10-ton bomb and has the capability to drop them from aircraft. Hajizadeh also claims that Iran has infiltrated the U.S. military and has sensitive documents in its possession. “We have infiltrated into the Americans’ command control centers over the recent years,” he was quoted as saying in a television interview broadcast on PressTV, another Iranian-controlled outlet. As previously reported by TGP, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reveals mainstream media journalists have been both threatened and blackmailed by Iranian spies for positive coverage. Iran’s clandestine spy network has been threatening and blackmailing scores of journalists, even going so far as to detain and threaten the family members of these reporters, in order to ensure positive coverage in global media outlets, according to a new report that estimates at least 50 international journalists have been threatened in just the past year. Outlets such as the BBC and Voice of America have been subjected to threats and in some cases have had their computers hijacked by Iran, according to the report, which states that “all international media outlets with Persian-language services are concerned” about the Islamic Republic’s often-secret efforts to blackmail reporters in order to gain positive headlines.

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etc. But it is not an exciting time for the lukewarm or the ungodly, it shall be a terrible time, a time of a dictator, a dictator government that dictates, that takes away your rights, that takes away your freedoms, that takes away the things that you have, the things that you never expected that they would control, they shall control. Oh, what an hour is just ahead. etc..

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Some agencies now suing citizens, journalists who seek public records

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct. Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records. Government bodies are increasingly turning the tables on citizens who seek public records that might be embarrassing or legally sensitive. Instead of granting or denying their requests, a growing number of school districts, municipalities and state agencies have filed lawsuits against people making the requests — taxpayers, government watchdogs and journalists who must then pursue the records in court at their own expense. The lawsuits generally ask judges to rule that the records being sought do not have to be divulged. They name the requesters as defendants but do not seek damages. Still, the recent trend has alarmed freedom-of-information advocates, who say it’s becoming a new way for governments to hide information, delay disclosure and intimidate critics. “This practice essentially says to a records requester, ‘File a request at your peril,’” said University of Kansas journalism professor Jonathan Peters, who wrote about the issue for the Columbia Journalism Review in 2015, before several more cases were filed. “These lawsuits are an absurd practice and noxious to open government.” Government officials who have employed the tactic insist they are acting in good faith. They say it’s best to have courts determine whether records should be released when legal obligations are unclear — for instance, when the documents might be shielded by an exemption or privacy laws. At least two recent cases have succeeded in blocking information while many others have only delayed the release. State freedom-of-information laws generally allow requesters who believe they are wrongly denied records to file lawsuits seeking to force their release. If they succeed, government agencies can be ordered to pay the legal fees and court costs. Suing the requesters flips the script: Even if agencies are ultimately required to make the records public, they typically will not have to pay the other side’s legal bills. “You can lose even when you win,” said Mike Deshotels, an education watchdog who was sued by the Louisiana Department of Education after filing requests for school district enrollment data last year. “I’m stuck with my legal fees just for defending my right to try to get these records.” The lawsuit argued that the data could not be released under state and federal privacy laws and initially asked the court to order Deshotels and another citizen requester to pay the department’s legal fees and court costs. The department released the data months later after a judge ruled it should be made public. Deshotels, a 72-year-old retired teachers’ union official who authors the Louisiana Educator blog, had spent $3,000 fighting the lawsuit by then. He said the data ultimately helped show a widening achievement gap among the state’s poorest students, undercutting claims of progress by education reformers. The lawsuits have been denounced by some courts and policymakers. A New Jersey judge in 2015 said they were the “antithesis” of open-records policies and dismissed a case filed by a township against a person who requested police department surveillance video footage. In Michigan, the state House voted 108-0 earlier this year in favor of a bill that would make it illegal for agencies to sue public records requesters. The proposal came in response to a county’s lawsuit against a local newspaper that had sought the personnel files of two employees running for sheriff. A judge dismissed the lawsuit, saying the county had to approve or deny the request. The documents, ultimately released days before the election, showed that one of the candidates had been disciplined for carrying on an affair while on-duty in 2011. That candidate lost. The Michigan bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Klint Kesto, called the tactic “a backdoor channel to delay and put pressure on the requester” that circumvents the state’s Freedom of Information Act “Government shouldn’t file a lawsuit and go on offense. Either approve the request or deny it,” he said. “This shouldn’t be happening anywhere in the country.” As his bill remains pending in a state Senate committee, Michigan State University filed a lawsuit against ESPN after the sports network requested police reports related to a sexual-assault investigation involving football players. That and a number of other cases are currently unfolding. And in Portland, Oregon, school district filed a lawsuit against parent Kim Sordyl, who is seeking records about employees on leave for alleged misconduct after the disclosure that one psychologist had been off for three years. Sordyl said she believes the information will expose costly missteps by district human-resources officials and lawyers, and the district attorney already has ordered the records to be released. “They are going to great lengths to protect themselves and their own mismanagement. This is retaliation,” said Sordyl, who has hired an attorney. “Most people would give up.” A district spokesman said the lawsuit, which also names a journalist who requested similar information, amounts to an appeal “in an area of public records law that we believe lacks clarity.” “When this information is released prematurely, the district’s position is that the employees’ right to due process is jeopardized,” spokesman Dave Northfield said. The University of Kentucky prevailed in January when a judge blocked the release of records sought by its student newspaper detailing the investigation of a professor who resigned after being accused of groping students. The judge agreed with the university that the records would violate the privacy rights of students who were victims even if their names were redacted. While that ruling is on appeal, Western Kentucky University filed a similar lawsuit against its paper, the College Heights Herald, which sought records related to allegations of sexual harassment and assault involving employees. Several other state universities released similar documents to the newspaper, and the state attorney general has ruled that they are public records. “It’s not a good feeling knowing that we are being sued,” said Herald editor-in-chief Andrew Henderson, whose publication has been raising money to pay legal fees. “I just hope that something beneficial comes out of all of this for everyone involved.”

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170917/some-agencies-now-suing-citizens-journalists-who-seek-public-records 

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U.S. Navy fires two commanders after 'losing confidence in their abilities to command' as Asia sea accidents leave 17 dead

Charles William and Captain Jeffrey Bennett were fired by commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin 'due to loss of confidence in their ability to command'

Ten American sailors went missing and are feared dead after a Navy warship collided with a commercial tanker east of Singapore and Malaysia on August 21

In June the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine cargo ship killing seven U.S. sailors, with the crew being held accountable for their actions on the ship

It was the fourth major incident in the U.S. Pacific Fleet this year

By Reuters and Michelle Ganney For Dailymail.com

The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers, an admiral and a captain, on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to command. Rear Admiral Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 70, and Captain Jeffrey Bennett, commander of Destroyer Squadron 15, were fired by Seventh Fleet commander Vice Admiral Phil Sawyer, the Navy said. In August, Sawyer replaced fleet commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, who was fired after the accidents. 'Both reliefs were due to a loss of confidence in their ability to command,' the Navy statement said. The shakeup in the Seventh Fleet command followed a pre-dawn collision between guided-missile destroyer USS McCain and a merchant vessel east of Singapore and Malaysia on August 21, which killed 10 sailors and was the fourth major incident in the U.S. Pacific Fleet this year. Chief of naval operations, Adm. John Richardson, said he wanted to conduct a 'comprehensive review' of recent US Navy collisions, according to CNN. He doesn't necessarily believe the incidents are a result of cyberintrusion or sabotage, however, he is considering all options. 'We are looking at every possibility so we are not leaving anything to chance there,' he stated. Additionally, in June, another destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a Philippine cargo ship, killing seven U.S. sailors. An unnamed US defense official said: 'The way it looks now, it seems that the crew on the (USS) Fitzgerald is going to be at fault,' according to The Guardian. He added: 'They are certainly going to be held accountable in some way for their actions.' Senior US Navy officer, William Moran, told a congressional oversight panel in early September that the hectic pace of military operations and a constrained military budget don't excuse these two warship accidents that killed 17 American sailors. 'No matter how tough our operating environment, or how strained our budget, we shouldn't be and cannot be colliding with other ships and running aground,' Admiral William Moran, the vice chief of naval operations, told members of the House Armed Services Committee. 'We have allowed standards to drop as the number of certifications has grown,' he added. 'That is not about resourcing; it is about safety and it is about leadership at sea.'

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From this day forth, says your Father, the true news, the true news is going to have to come from me, because even those stations that at one time were true are now turning and going the other direction because of the power, because of the money people, because of those that want the one world government etc

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Why Is Google Hiring 1,000 Journalists To Flood Newsrooms Around America?

by Tyler Durden Sep 18, 2017 10:40 PM

So what do you do when you fail to elect your chosen candidate and your former political allies and mainstream media turn against you by painting you not as the 'progressive', open-minded, friendly tech company that you used to be but as an evil, racist, Russian-colluding corporate villain intent upon destroying all that is sacred in the world? Well, you just buy the media, of course. As Poynter notes today, after a series of public relations debacles in recent weeks, from the firing of James Damore to news last week that Google's algos served up some fairly disturbing keywords to potential advertising buyers (e.g. "Why Do Black People Ruin Neighborhoods"), Google is ramping up its media presence with the announcement that the Google News Lab will be working with Report For America (RFA) to hire 1,000 journalists all around the country. Many local newsrooms have been cut to the bone so often that there's hardly any bone left. But starting early next year, some may get the chance to rebuild, at least by one. On Monday, a new project was announced at the Google News Lab Summit that aims to place 1,000 journalists in local newsrooms in the next five years. Report For America takes ideas from several existing organizations, including the Peace Corps, Americorps, Teach for America and public media. Unlike foreign or domestic service programs or public media, however, RFA gets no government funding. But they are calling RFA a national service project. That might make some journalists uncomfortable – the idea of service and patriotism. But at its most fundamental, local journalism is about protecting democracy, said co-founder Charles Sennott, founder and CEO of the GroundTruth Project. "I think journalism needs that kind of passion for public service to bring it back and to really address some of the ailments of the heart of journalism," he said. Here's how RFA will work: On one end, emerging journalists will apply to be part of RFA. On the other, newsrooms will apply for a journalist. RFA will pay 50 percent of that journalist's salary, with the newsroom paying 25 percent and local donors paying the other 25 percent. That reporter will work in the local newsroom for a year, with the opportunity to renew. Of course, while the press release above tries to tout the shared financial responsibility of these 1,000 journalists, presumably as a testament to their 'independence', it took about 35 seconds to figure out that the primary funder of the journalists' salaries, RFA, is funded by none other than Google News Lab. Meanwhile, as a further testament to RFA's 'independence, we noticed that their Advisory Board is flooded with reputable, 'impartial' news organizations like the New York Times, NPR, CBS, ABC, etc.... That said, as Jeff Bezos found out this morning, you can buy the media outlet but that doesn't necessarily mean you can buy their loyalty (see: Did WaPo Break The Law When It Disciplined A Writer For This Negative Article On Jeff Bezos?)....

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Toys ‘R’ Us files for BANKRUPTCY: Retailing giant becomes the latest victim of online shopping - leaving its 64,000 worldwide employees at risk

Toys 'R' Us, the iconic toy store, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday

It is the latest victim to the online shopping industry

The first Toys 'R' Us opened in 1957 and the company has since become a worldwide phenomenon

By Reuters and Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 01:37 EDT, 19 September 2017 | Updated: 02:17 EDT, 19 September 2017

Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday. This is the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. Toys ‘R’ Us said it received a commitment for over $3billion in debtor-in-possession financing from lenders including a JPMorgan-led bank syndicate and certain of the company’s existing lenders. The new financing, subject to court approval, is expected to immediately improve the company’s financial health and support its ongoing operations during the court-supervised process, Toys ‘R’ Us said. The company’s Canadian unit intends to seek protection in parallel proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Toys ‘R’ Us said in a statement. The retailer’s operations outside of the United States and Canada, including about 255 licensed stores and joint venture partnerships in Asia, which are separate entities, are not part of the Chapter 11 filing and CCAA proceedings, Toys ‘R’ Us said. The filing is among the largest ever by a specialty retailer and casts doubt over the future of the company’s nearly 1,600 stores and 64,000 employees worldwide. It comes just as Toys ‘R’ Us is gearing up for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for the bulk of its sales. Toys ‘R’ Us filed the petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. The company has not shown a net quarterly since 2013, reports Bloomberg. The first Toys 'R' Us opened in 1957 and its inaugural CEO, Charles Lazarus, presided over the company until 1994. The company was bought out in 2005. In the process, it was saddled with major debts that it has never paid off. The company experienced some renewed success under CEO David Brandon, who since 2015 has sought to make Toys 'R' Us the destination for children that it once was. But the changes ultimately proved futile in the face of the online retailing industry. Toys 'R' Us has more than 800 locations in the United States and has stores from the United Kingdom to Japan.

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Companies are quietly pulling out of Baltimore, turning the city into one big food desert

Monday, September 18, 2017 by Thomas Dishaw

Baltimore is in bad shape. Crime, poverty, drugs and Democratic leadership has driven this once prosperous city to the point of despair. Baltimore, with an estimated population of 616,664 people, is facing a crisis; companies are pulling out of the city at an alarming rate creating one big food desert. Strip malls that were once overflowing with customers and businesses are becoming increasingly empty. Just look at the pictures below taken on the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and Cold Spring Lane. The Mars Supermarket (one of the last truly independent grocery chains in Maryland) which used to reside in this plaza has finally closed its doors due to declining sales and intense competition. Mar’s, considered the anchor store in this strip mall, had a devastating domino effect on the rest of the businesses in this area, causing all of them to eventually shut down. Out of the six companies that once did business on this busy East side intersection only two remain. Wells Fargo, a bank that has more in common with criminals than it does a bank, and the other is a liquor store that seems to be at the heart of every inner city’s destruction. What is even more alarming is the population in this neighborhood is increasingly aging. Numerous apartment buildings in the area house hundreds, if not thousands of elderly citizens, most of whom depend on public transportation and rely on a grocery store within walking distance to acquire food. The lack of an available grocery store will be the demise of this neighborhood, just like many others before them. These food deserts force people to buy their groceries from gas stations or corner stores that charge triple the price for products and offer little to no healthy options for patrons. This situation also causes its residents to flee this environment, and with no new occupants wanting to move in it often results in abandoned and boarded up properties littering these neighborhoods. Sick of the lies? Get the Gov’t Slaves newsletter delivered to your inbox. Scenes like this have become a mainstay in Baltimore. As the inner-city economy collapses and crime and poverty continue to grow, companies are increasingly going out of business or relocating to friendlier, suburban areas. Baltimore is quietly turning into a mini Chicago, but does anybody care?

Thomas Dishaw is the editor and creator of Govtslaves.com. You can follow Gov’t Slaves on Twitter, Facebook and GAB or contact us by email at govtslaves@protonmail.com .

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Scientists have stored light as sound for the first time in a breakthrough that could lead to super-fast computers

Scientists created a breakthrough microchip from chalcogenide glass

The microchip converts light into sound briefly before turning it back into light

While light is a good carrier of data, its speed can be a nuisance in computers

But this 'acoustic buffer' could help to slow the light down enough to be useful

By Shivali Best For Mailonline Published: 06:45 EDT, 19 September 2017 | Updated: 07:18 EDT, 19 September 2017

In a world first, scientists have stored light-based data as sound waves on a computer chip - a feat they compare to 'capturing lightning as thunder'. Storing light as sound has been pursued by large companies such as IBM and Intel for years, but until now has never been achieved. The researchers hope their breakthrough could lead to the creation of computers in which data can safely travel at the speed of light. Researchers from the University of Sydney demonstrated the technological breakthrough in a new study, published in Nature Communications. Transferring information from light to sound and back again inside a microchip is critical for the development of photonic integrated circuits – microchips that use light to manage data. These chips are being developed for use in telecommunications, optical fibre networks and cloud computing data centres where traditional electronic devices are susceptible to electromagnetic interference, produce too much heat or use too much energy. Dr Birgit Stiller, supervisor of the project, said: 'The information in our chip in acoustic form travels at a velocity five orders of magnitude slower than in the optical domain. 'It is like the difference between thunder and lightning.' This delay allows the data to be stored briefly, before being processed back into light. While light is an excellent carrier of data, its speed can become a nuisance inside computers. To help overcome this issue, the researchers created an 'acoustic buffer' within the microchip, in which light was temporarily converted into sound. Mr Moritz Merklein, lead author of the study, said: 'Building an acoustic buffer inside a chip improves our ability to control information by several orders of magnitude.' While light-speed data has its advantages, it must be slowed down to allow you do anything useful with it. Normally, this is done using electronics, but as computers and telecommunication systems become bigger and faster, the associated heat is making some systems unmanageable. The use of photonic chips is one solution to this problem being pursued by large companies such as IBM and Intel. Mr Merklein said: 'For this to become a commercial reality, photonic data on the chip needs to be slowed down so that they can be processed, routed, stored and accessed.' The researchers' chip is made of chalcogenide glass, which provides optimal guidance of both optical and acoustic waves. The chip operates at room temperature and can be used with other computer components, which means it can be easily integrated into photonic circuits. Dr Steve Madden, who also worked on the project added: 'The transfer of information from light to acoustic phonons is an exciting area currently receiving a lot of attention worldwide, and we hope this work will stimulate some new on-chip information processing capabilities.'

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Synthetic muscle that lifts 1,000 TIMES its own weight could lead to super-strong humanoid robots

The artificial muscle can push, pull, bend and twist, as well as lift heavy weights

It does so at low voltage without the need for an external compressor system

It is actuated using a thin resistive wire and an eight volt low-power supply

It is 3D printed into a silicone rubber matrix with ethanol distributed throughout

By Tim Collins For Mailonline Published: 06:54 EDT, 19 September 2017 | Updated: 06:55 EDT, 19 September 2017

Humanoid robots are a step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight. The 3D-printable synthetic soft muscle doesn't need an external compressor or high voltage equipment as previous models did. The artificial muscle can push, pull, bend and twist, as well as lift weight. A team of engineers at Columbia University says up until now no material has been capable of functioning as a soft muscle. This is due to an inability to show the desired properties of high stress and strain. Inspired by living organisms, team leader Professor Hod Lipson said soft material robotics hold 'great promise' for areas where robots need to contact and interact with humans, such as manufacturing and healthcare. He said that, unlike rigid robots, soft robots can replicate natural motion, grasping and manipulation, to provide medical and other types of assistance, perform delicate tasks, or pick up soft objects. Professor Lipson added: 'We've been making great strides toward making robot minds, but robot bodies are still primitive. 'This is a big piece of the puzzle and, like biology, the new actuator can be shaped and reshaped a thousand ways. 'We've overcome one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots.' To achieve an actuator with high strain and high stress coupled with low density, study lead author Aslan Miriyev used a silicone rubber matrix with ethanol distributed throughout in micro-bubbles. The solution combined the elastic properties and extreme volume change attributes of other material systems, while also being easy to fabricate, low cost, and made of environmentally safe materials. After being 3D-printed into the desired shape, the artificial muscle was electrically actuated using a thin resistive wire and eight volt low-power. It was tested in a range of robotic applications where it showed significant expansion-contraction ability. It was capable of expansion up to 900 per cent when electrically heated to 80°C (176°F). Via computer controls, the autonomous unit is capable of performing motion tasks in almost any design. Dr Miriyev, a postdoctoral researcher in the Creative Machines lab, added: 'Our soft functional material may serve as robust soft muscle, possibly revolutionising the way that soft robotic solutions are engineered today. 'It can push, pull, bend, twist, and lift weight. 'It's the closest artificial material equivalent we have to a natural muscle.' The research team plan to continue building on the development, incorporating conductive materials to replace the embedded wire. This should accelerate the muscle's response time and increase its shelf life. Dr Miriyev said that, long-term, they will involve artificial intelligence to learn to control the muscle, which may be a 'last milestone' towards replicating natural motion. The full findings of the study were published today in the journal Nature Communications.

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etc. But it is a very, very dark hour, a very wicked hour, a very evil hour with much going on every day, every moment of the day. You see it not maybe here in the sense that others are seeing it around the world. But I say unto you, open your spiritual eyes, open your spiritual eyes, see, see, see what is taking place. etc..

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Katy Perry IN YOUR FACE Witchcraft Mind control Cannibalism Satanism with the wonderful worship of death and the Brave Nuns who opposed her

on September 19, 2017

Nicole Sherzinger: “To make it, you really have to sell your soul to the devil.” In a recent interview with The Independent, Nicole Sherzinger – the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls – discussed the music industry and what is truly needed to make it. According to her, female pop stars who receive “industry love” must obey orders, forget about their values and accept to be slutty. In short, they must be willing participants of the elite’s Agenda. In Sheringer’s words: ” To make it, you really have to sell your soul to the devil”. To be honest with you, I sometimes wish I were more slutty. I’d probably be a lot more successful if I were. This is such a tough industry, you know. To make it, you really have to sell your soul to the devil.” When asked is she sold her soul to the devil: “No, I haven’t. That’s probably why I haven’t quite reached the top of my mountain. I mean, where’s my Tony Award, my Grammy, my Oscar? Why don’t I have any of those things yet?” HAS KATY PERRY SOLD HER SOUL TO THE DEVIL ? here she is riding her dark horse aka Lucifer now the fallen angel SATAN. Listen: Katy Perry is a Witch on 'Dark Horse' Track ... Satan comes as an angel of light he is your buddy he is your pal and he wants you to have fun fun fun. While behind the scenes he rips your soul apart. People love what the devil does for them because their lives are so dull boring and horrible they have nothing spiritual so that entertainment is their God. The devil likes nothing more than to strip us, whom God made in His own image, of our humanity. And there’s nothing more dehumanizing of oneself and the other than to commit cannibalism — the ingestion of humans by humans. Before it burned down in a hellish inferno last December, the “Ghost Ship” warehouse in Oakland, California, had held an evening performance “art” event in which the “artist” assumed the Arch of Hysteria pose (see “Oakland warehouse fire: Satan’s Hell House“). And yet, cannibalism has become a meme — an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture — in contemporary America’s sick culture. first lets look at Katy Perry’s song Chained TO THE RHYTHM THE SONG IS STAGGERING IN ITS HONESTY The Illuminate as sick depraved people who worship death destructive staggering evil murders. Yet they have a code. I believe this code was imposed on the devil Satan the dragon and his followers by God himself for Satan has no honor. The must tell us what they are doing or going to do. This song does that in spades. But it flies over most peoples heads. the lyrics are broken down below. THE SONG IS ABOUT MASS MIND CONTROL CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM LYRICS. Are we crazy? Living our lives through a lens Trapped in our white-picket fence Like ornaments So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble

So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble Aren’t you lonely Up there in utopia

Where nothing will ever be enough? Happily numb So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble

So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, the trouble Ah, so good Your rose-colored glasses on

And party on Turn it up, it’s your favorite song Dance, dance, dance to the distortion Turn it up, keep it on repeat Stumbling around like a wasted zombie Yeah, we think we’re free Drink, this one is on me

We’re all chained to the rhythm To the rhythm to the rhythm Turn it up, it’s your favorite song

Dance, dance, dance to the distortion Turn it up, keep it on repeat Stumbling around like a wasted zombie Yeah, we think we’re free Drink, this one is on me We’re all chained to the rhythm To the rhythm to the rhythm Are we tone deaf? Keep sweeping it under the mat Thought we can do better than that I hope we can So comfortable, we live in a bubble, a bubble So comfortable, we can’t see the trouble, the trouble Aha, so good (so good) Your rose-colored glasses on And party on Turn it up, it’s your favorite song Dance, dance, dance to the distortion Turn it up, keep it on repeat Stumbling around like a wasted zombie Yeah, we think we’re free Drink, this one is on me We’re all chained to the rhythm To the rhythm to the rhythm etc. It is my desire Break down the walls to connect, inspire Ay, up in your high place, liars Time is ticking for the empire The truth they feed is feeble As so many times before They greed over the people They stumbling and fumbling and we’re about to riot They woke up, they woke up the lions (woo!) etc. THIS VIDEO HAS TWO SKELETAL FIGURES AND IS OBVIOUS IN ITS WORSHIP OF DEATH Satanists love to desecrate the holy especially if it was once used for Worship Perry in 2015 was granted permission to buy a Nuns convent the nuns were not happy and accused her Witchcraft

LOS ANGELES (ChurchMilitant.com) – Legal wrangling over the sale of a Catholic convent to pop star Katy Perry has gotten contentious, after the nuns who once lived there called her “disgusting” and accused her of selling her soul to the devil. “[I would] not be very happy at all if Perry got the property,” said Sr. Rita Callanan. “I do not like Katy Perry’s lifestyle.” “I gave a lot of the things from the internet to show the archdiocese what kind of woman she was,” Callanan continued. “Some of the things she does are disgusting.” Callanan, 78, and Sr. Rose Catherine Holzman, 86, argue that their order has sole rights to the land, and have even called in a signatura — the highest judicial authority at the Vatican — to intervene, after Abp. Jose Gomez sued the sisters in The nuns detailed their recent meeting with the pop star, where they confronted her on her supposed witchcraft. “Katy Perry was all dressed very nicely and said: ‘I have this tattoo on my wrist and it says Jesus,'” said Callanan. “And I wanted to say, ‘Yes, and what is the tattoo on your behind?'” Perry, who once started out as a Christian singer, quickly went mainstream after her hit song “I Kissed a Girl,” about a lesbian encounter. Perry was afterwards on record saying she sold her soul to the devil. The nuns asked her about this claim as well as Perry’s participation in a 2014 “Witch Walk” in Salem, Massachusetts. “I asked her: ‘You are into witchcraft, you went to Salem,'” Callanan said Perry reportedly turned to someone in her entourage and asked if she had ever been to Salem. She probably couldn’t remember because of her MK ultra Fog multiple personality switch. “I said: ‘Come on, you didn’t know you were in Salem at a witchcraft thing? You don’t remember it?” explained Callanan. “‘That would stick way out in my mind. I read it, was that incorrect information?'” LYING KATY PERRY AT THE WITCH WALK She continued in her confrontation with Perry, saying, “I’m sorry, but I am just not into witchcraft and I am just not into people who are into witchcraft. It disturbs me, and that was our mother house and our retreat house, and it’s sacred ground.'” The sisters want to sell the property to a restaurateur, Dana Hollister, who has dished out $10 million for a grant deed and is willing to pay up to $5.5 million to the archdiocese to buy out the lease on the priests’ home. But concerns revolve around zoning if the land is turned into a commercial property. The overall target for Perry and her satanic cohorts is the moral order, especially as upheld by Christian civilization. The fight is not new in itself since Satanic symbols and lyrics have long pervaded modern culture. Katy Perry song WIDE AWAKE BACKWARDS Katy on her song dark horse “It’s kind of a juxtaposition” Perry explained to MTV “It’s got me, a pop artist, with a little bit of an urban kind of hip-hop-flavored background soundtrack to it, and the lyrics are kind of witchy and dark, as if I was a witch warning this man not to fall in love with me, and if you do know I’m going to be your last.” The video is used as worship for the dark Illuminati Egyptian Gods of the occult. The song is featured on the singers upcoming album Prism, Whats a prism katy The True Goal: Numb the Resistance These Satanists care little if they win or lose the concrete fight over the monument, the statue, the Black Mass, or whatever. Using the false argument of religious freedom, they will seek to remove a cross or religious symbol in the public square, If they win, the hated cross will be gone. If they lose, they will strive to put up their monument with equal exposure. KATY HERSELF HAS BY SELLING HER SOUL BECOME NOTHING MORE THAN A MONARCH MIND CONTROL SLAVE HERE IS KATY AND HER MK ULTRA HANDLER AND NEO-PAGAN EX HUSBAND RUSSEL BRAND RUSSEL BRAND katy perrys ex husband IS ILLUMINATI !!! DO NOT BE FOOLED !!! Katy Perry fights court battle over nuns who accused her of witchcraft The singer now needs final approval from the Vatican Will the Pope give permission Satanist Katy Perry is obsessed with cannibalism Katy Perry’s Illuminati Secrets Exposed

http://countdowntozerotime.com/2017/09/19/katy-perry-in-your-face-witchcraft-mind-control-cannibalism-satanism-with-the-wonderful-worship-of-death-and-the-brave-nuns-who-opposed-her/ 

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Posted on September 18, 2017 by Ray Starmann

DID SUSAN RICE SPY ON TRUMP OFFICIALS FOR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?

After months of denials, the pretext for Susan Rice’s eavesdropping on Trump officials has finally been made public. It had been widely known that Obama’s former National Security Adviser had contrived to unmask the names of top Trump officials who had been spied on by the administration. And the same media that still treats Watergate as the Great American Scandal had claimed that there was nothing “improper” in an Obama loyalist eavesdropping on members of the opposition party. Every time Obama Inc. was caught eavesdropping on opposition politicians, it presented its spin in a carefully packaged “scoop” to a major media outlet. This time was no different. When Obama Inc. spied on members of Congress to protect its Iran nuke sellout, it packaged the story to the Wall Street Journal under the headline, “U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress”. The idea was that Obama Inc. was “legitimately” spying on Israel, that it just happened to intercept the conversations of some members of Congress and American Jews, and that the eavesdropping somehow meant that its victims, Jewish and non-Jewish, rather than its White House perpetrators, should be ashamed. The White House had demanded the conversations between Prime Minister Netanyahu, members of Congress and American Jews because it “believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Mr. Netanyahu’s campaign.” This was domestic surveillance carried out under the same pretext as in the Soviet Union which had also accused its dissident targets of secretly serving foreign interests. Obama and his minions had used the NSA to spy on Americans opposed to its policies. Including members of Congress. They did this by conflating their own political agenda with national security. Since Obama’s spin was that the Iran Deal was good for national security, opponents of it were a “national security” threat. And its fig leaf for domestic surveillance was that a “foreign leader” was involved. Now get ready for a flashback. Susan Rice’s excuse for unmasking the names of top Trump officials in the Obama eavesdropping effort was that they were meeting with the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates. The carefully packaged CNN story, which reeks of the Goebbelsian media manipulations of “Obama whisperer” Ben Rhodes, tries to clumsily tie the whole thing to the Russians. But for once it’s not about Russia. It’s about Islam. The UAE has become best known for being the first regional Muslim oil state to turn against the Muslim Brotherhood and the entire Arab Spring enterprise. It helped mobilize opposition to the Qatari agenda. The ultimate outcome of that effort was that Egypt was stabilized under a non-Islamist president and the Islamist takeover in Libya is looking rather shaky. The Saudi coalition against Qatar, the sugar daddies of Hamas, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, has its origins in that effort. When Obama Inc. spied on members of Congress before, it was to protect Iran. This time around, the gang that couldn’t spy straight was trying to protect the Muslim Brotherhood. The Iran Deal was never about stopping Iran’s nuclear program. It certainly does not do that. Nor was it ever meant to do it. Instead the real goal of the Iran negotiations was a diplomatic arrangement with the Islamic terror state. The fruits of that arrangement can be seen from Beirut to Baghdad. They are written in blood and steel across Syria, Israel and Yemen. And that arrangement had to be protected at all costs. Even if it meant spying on Americans. Even if it meant spying on members of Congress. The arrangement that Susan Rice was protecting by spying on top Trump officials was even older and dirtier. It goes back to Obama’s Cairo speech and the resulting bloody horrors of the Arab Spring. Both times Obama Inc. was caught spying on American officials to protect its dirty deal with Islam. Obama officials had spied on Americans to protect Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s more than a mere crime. It’s treason. Imagine if Watergate had been about the White House spying on Democrats for the KGB. That is the sheer full scope of what we appear to be dealing with here. Both high-level eavesdropping incidents involve an effort by Obama Inc. to protect Islamist enemies. These efforts checked all the right and wrong legal boxes. The orders were carried out by men and women who know all the loopholes. Each decision was compartmentalized across a network. There were always pretexts. And a media eager to fight for the right of the left to spy on the right. It is as unlikely that Susan Rice will be held accountable for pulling off a crime that makes Watergate into the gold standard of governmental ethics as it is that Hillary will ever go to jail for abusing classified information. The network, which some dub the swamp, has excelled at defending its own. That’s why current National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster protected Susan Rice’s access to classified information and nurtured all the Obama holdovers behind the leaks while purging those who tried to expose them. It is also why Susan Rice’s testimony did not leak until CNN was able to roll out its carefully packaged spin. Conservatives excel at zeroing in on abuses like Hillary’s email account, the Rice unmasking and the Benghazi cover-up, but falter when it comes to exposing the motives behind them. And so the investigation of the abuses quickly vanishes into a thorny thicket of alibis, technical legalities, cover-ups and licenses. And a baffled public reads about hearings that delve into acts rather than motives. It is vital that we understand not only what Rice did, but why she did it. It is important that we expose the pattern of misconduct, not just the individual act. Susan Rice’s eavesdropping would have remained hidden if Flynn and his appointees hadn’t temporarily obtained the keys to the kingdom. And the network quickly worked to have Flynn forced out and replaced with McMaster. And McMaster has steadily forced out Flynn’s appointees so that there are no more leaks like the one that exposed the Rice eavesdropping. The swamp looks after its own. Unless there are fundamental changes at the NSC and beyond, we will never know the full scope of the Obama eavesdropping operation. But we still do know a great deal about what motivated it. Susan Rice and the White House didn’t just eavesdrop on the political opposition. There was an agenda so urgent that they were willing to pull out all the stops to protect it. Even right down to committing what has become the ultimate crime in the White House. It was the same agenda that dragged us into a war in Libya. The same agenda that was at the heart of the diplomatic efforts of the administration over eight years. That agenda was empowering Islamists. The Obama edition of Watergate wasn’t committed merely for domestic political gain. It was carried out for a reason that was encompassed in his address to the United Nations after the Benghazi massacre. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” This foul slogan led to the first arrest of a filmmaker for political speech in almost a century. It led to the sordid betrayal of our national security and our allies. And to domestic espionage against Americans. The future must not belong on those who spy on Americans to protect Islamism.

http://usdefensewatch.com/2017/09/did-susan-rice-spy-on-trump-officials-for-muslim-brotherhood/ 

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America's Slow-Motion Military Coup

by Tyler Durden Sep 18, 2017 11:05 PM  Authored by Stephen Kinzer via The Boston Globe,

In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has. Among the most enduring political images of the 20th century was the military junta. It was a group of grim-faced officers — usually three — who rose to control a state. The junta would tolerate civilian institutions that agreed to remain subservient, but in the end enforced its own will. As recently as a few decades ago, military juntas ruled important countries including Chile, Argentina, Turkey, and Greece. These days the junta system is making a comeback in, of all places, Washington. Ultimate power to shape American foreign and security policy has fallen into the hands of three military men: General James Mattis, the secretary of defense; General John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff; and General H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser. They do not put on their ribbons to review military parades or dispatch death squads to kill opponents, as members of old-style juntas did. Yet their emergence reflects a new stage in the erosion of our political norms and the militarization of our foreign policy. Another veil is dropping. Given the president’s ignorance of world affairs, the emergence of a military junta in Washington may seem like welcome relief. After all, its three members are mature adults with global experience — unlike Trump and some of the wacky political operatives who surrounded him when he moved into the White House. Already they have exerted a stabilizing influence. Mattis refuses to join the rush to bomb North Korea, Kelly has imposed a measure of order on the White House staff, and McMaster pointedly distanced himself from Trump’s praise for white nationalists after the violence in Charlottesville. Being ruled by generals seems preferable to the alternative. It isn’t. Military officers, like all of us, are products of their background and environment. The three members of Trump’s junta have 119 years of uniformed service between them. They naturally see the world from a military perspective and conceive military solutions to its problems. That leads toward a distorted set of national priorities, with military “needs” always rated more important than domestic ones. Trump has made clear that when he must make foreign policy choices, he will defer to “my generals.” Mattis, the new junta’s strongman, is the former head of Central Command, which directs American wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. Kelly is also an Iraq veteran. McMaster has commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan almost without interruption since he led a tank company in the 1991 Gulf War. Military commanders are trained to fight wars, not to decide whether fighting makes strategic sense. They may be able to tell Trump how many troops are necessary to sustain our present mission in Afghanistan, for example, but they are not trained either to ask or answer the larger question of whether the mission serves America’s long-term interest. That is properly the job of diplomats. Unlike soldiers, whose job is to kill people and break things, diplomats are trained to negotiate, defuse conflicts, coolly assess national interest and design policies to advance it. Notwithstanding Mattis’s relative restraint on North Korea, all three members of Trump’s junta promote the confrontational approach that has brought protracted war in Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond, while fueling tension in Europe and East Asia. Our new junta is different from classic ones like, for example, the “National Council for Peace and Order” that now rules Thailand. First, our junta’s interest is only international relations, not domestic policy. Second, it did not seize power in a coup, but derives its authority from the favor of an elected president. Third and most important, it main goal is not to impose a new order but to enforce an old one. Last month, President Trump faced a crucial decision about the future of America’s war in Afghanistan. This was a potential turning point. Four years ago Trump tweeted, “Let’s get out of Afghanistan.” If he had followed that impulse and announced that he was bringing American troops home, the political and military elite in Washington would have been stunned. But junta members swung into action. They persuaded Trump to announce that instead of withdrawing, he would do the opposite: reject “rapid exit” from Afghanistan, increase troop strength, and continue “killing terrorists.” It is no great surprise that Trump has been drawn into the foreign policy mainstream; the same happened to President Obama early in his presidency. More ominous is that Trump has turned much of his power over to generals. Worst of all, many Americans find this reassuring. They are so disgusted by the corruption and shortsightedness of our political class that they turn to soldiers as an alternative.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-18/americas-slow-motion-military-coup 

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Soros Has Created the Battleground for America’s Second Civil War- Exclusive Report

This is a breaking and exclusive story that has not even made its way into Independent Media. California’s seismic activity centered around the San Andreas fault is no match for the tremendous upheaval that is going on inside the state. What is going on in California is a breeding ground and a prescription for violent revolution. And as you would expect, at the center of it all, is George Soros. A State with No Cohesion California is a state which is going through tremedous upheaval. There are competing forces which are fighting for the control of the 8th largest economy in the world. The political interests of California could not be more diverse. Economically, California is home to the greatest poverty in the nation as well as the greatest level of affluence. California’s political interests could not be more diverse. The political interests of the State Legislature would make Hitler and Mussolini blush with envy at the extreme liberalism and lack of personal libertiess. However, some of the most ardent conservatives live in one of America’s most affluent counties (Orange County). For 10 million of California’s diverse population, English is not the first language spoken. In short, the interests in California are so diverse that it is hard to believe that a violent revolution does not lie in the state’s future. The people in No. California have received no help and protection from their state government emanating from the ravages perpetrated upon the residents by the BLM and the EPA. Water compact and historical land use agreements have been frequently been violated by the Federal government to the extent that the residents and their elected representatives, mostly the County Commissioners, led a political rebellion to create their own state, the State of Jefferson. The movement was completely legal and followed the creation of the new proposed state through Article IV Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution which states: “New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.” Thus, the legal and well-respected movement was born and was moving towards accomplishing the goal of statehood. However, George Soros, the United Nations and the globalists, as a whole had very different ideas. CALEXIT: The Planned Violent Overthrow of California According to Paul Preston, reports are circulating that numerous state legislators from California, including “California Senate pro tem Kevin de Leon), State representatives from Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Colorado have been meeting with members of La Raza, the Mexican government (consulate), Mexican Mafia (“La EME”), California’s violent Mexican gangs (Nortenos /Sureńos/ Sur 13), La Familia () and religious leaders (Catholic / Jesuits) to come up with a plan to separate from the United States as well as the above mentioned states”. Governor Brown, his aides, and the Bank of China have been in attendance in several of these meetings designed to sever California from the US. Further, The Common Sense Show has learned, independent of Paul Preston, that George Soros is bankrolling some of the costs associated with this movement. In addition to Soros, the United Nations and the Chinese government have had representatives at the CALEXIT meetings. Two Japanese Generals had an all day beheading contest. The ring leader was Sasakawa. Most shockingly, members of the Sasakawa Japanese crime family are in cahoots with Gov. Brown’s efforts to become El Presidente of California. By the way, the Sasakawa crime family is named after the one and only Sasakawa who engineered the brutal “Rape of Nanking”. After the war Sasakawa was not executed because he had money and could used as an asset. The Sasakawa crime family came to run Mitsubishi. In addition, subsequent meetings revealed that the Bank of China is helping to bankroll this movement in conjunction with George Soros. I want to emphasize that the Obama administration had representatives in the same room as these organized criminals. This is treason of the highest order. Today, former Attorney General, Eric Holder, is leading the movement. In addition to the criminal cabal elements already mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, MS-13 has entered into this equation. Based upon information that I received from Border Patrol and DEA personnel, obtained in the summer of 2014, I learned that MS-13 was being captured by the Border Patrol and then ordered released by DHS. This is significant because MS-13, as I reported 38 months ago plays the role of political assassins for the cartels in Mexico in which they carry out hits on law enforcement, political leaders, members of the media and their respective family members. Their presence guarantees the same behaviors in California and perhaps beyond for any and all opposition to this unholy alliance. On a related note, I recently interviewed Congressman Paul Gosar (9/17/17) on The Common Sense Show, and he expressed grave concern about the role that MS-13 is playing and will play in our country. What If CALEXIT Is Not Successful: An Insider Eyewitness Speaks Out In addition to what Paul Preston revealed as to the brains behind the Calexit movement, he revealed that he has a man on the inside, let’s call him “Mike”, as Paul Preston calls him. “Mike” not only reported on the attendees of these Calexit meetings, this insider reports CONFIRMED the Obama administration had three members in attendance and the administration is in support of this movement. Again, this point cannot emphasized too strongly. : Mike” also said that plans to start killing white people were discussed amongst the gangsters in attendance should CALEXIT falter. Need I point out that this man’s life would be in grave danger if it were discovered that he was a plant and reporting to the Independent Media? Therefore, his identity will never be released. The La Raza movement seems to be at the core of this movement. However, the original movement has morphed in its scope and implementation. Brief History of Reconquista Atzlan There is no legal mechanism in which a state can legally withdraw from the United States. I have written about this before as this plan to leave the United States is known in Mexico as the Reconquista movement meaning to reconquer what was forfeited from Mexico following the Mexican American war in the mid-19th century in which the United States purchased land from the defeated Mexico. La Raza and its first cousin MECHA espouse Trotsky’s principles for overthrowing all 8 state governments involved the taking of what once was Mexican land. The Reconquista movement is so controversial (i.e. the announced intention to expel all Whites from an 8 state area), that the plan has temporarily been reduced and morphed into a plan called Calexit, which used to be referred to at one-time as “YES, CALIFORNIA!” The Reconquista Movement once looked like this on paper: Today, these covert meetings indicate that the plan has been reduced to just California and the radicalized La Raza has taken a backseat, publicly, but has been instrumental in bringing together the criminal elements of this unholy organization. I think it likely that California is only a starting point and that this movement is going to spread far and wide. Look at the membership attendees, the state officials are from several states, not just California. This is a safe conclusion to make. For the reader’s convenience, I included the radio interview with Paul Preston. I have conducted many interesting and sometimes shocking interviews in the nearly 10 years I have been doing radio as the host of The Common Sense Show. However, I must say that I am stunned by the totality of the criminal element that is participating in the breakup of California and how that criminal element is partnering with elected officials, both federal and state, as they conspire to commit treason against the United States, as well as California. If one thinks that these assertions are far-fetched, please watch the brief interview recently conducted by Tucker Carlson of Fox News with a spokesperson of Calexit: As I look at these unfolding facts, I shake my head in amazement as it would be impossible make this information up because of its totally bizarre nature. The following video is the interview contains some details that was not included in this article and is provided as contextual background material and verfication for many of the claims made in this article. . Also at these meetings were the representative of George Soros. The ultimate plan for CALEXIT is to become its own country, but only as a protectorate of the United Nations. At my latest count, there are 23 movements for various states to withdraw from the country and George Soros has his fingerprints on all of them. It is clear that Soros is planning to destroy the United States from within through this movement. CALEXIT even has gone so far as to open an embassy in Moscow. Still Skeptical? Press conference announcing the formation of the CALEXIT embassy in Russia. Courtesy of Russia Today On December 15, 2016, Paul Preston told me that CALEXIT had opened an embassy in Russia. On December 18, 2016, Russia Today published the following: “A campaign calling for the independence of California from the United States has opened an “embassy” in Moscow. The movement, Yes California, is hoping for a “Calexit” break from the US. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Louis Marinelli, leader of the movement, said the embassy will not deal with diplomatic issues, but will act as more of a cultural center that will educate Russians about California’s history, boost trade ties and promote tourism.” In case you are keeping score, Governnor Jerry Brown is in full support of this movement. This movement is illegal and the participants are guilty of Treason and Sedition because Article 4 Section 3 of the Constitution does not permit the withdrawal of state from the country. The CALEXIT and the State of Jefferson Movement Are Incompatible CALEXIT cannot succeed f the State of JEfferson movement goes forward. Enter George Soros. How does George Soros deal with opposition? His history says he takes it over and destroys the opposiition from the inside. And this is exactly what Soros did to the Jefferson movement. In case one has been in a coma for the past several years, it is well-known that Soros and Moveon.org are one in the same. Meckler is a leader and strong proponent of the law suit being promoted by the second group. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. The above picture is of Mark Meckler and Moveon.org founder and leader, Joan Blades. Gotcha! As they say in the infomercial business, there is more. According to some I have spoken with in the area, Chuck Beretz is a staunch advocate for the CALEXIT movement. Below, Berets, takes the damning photo of Meckler and Blades and praises their alliances (ie “building bridges). Please note the CALEXIT reference in Beretz’s link in the tweet. As a result, Soros confiscated the Jefferson movement. The movement promptly launched a law suit that was totally irrelevant to the movement. The obvious purpose was to drain the resources of the movement so it would die. And die it has. I spoke with Paul Preston by phone on 9/18/17 and he stated that the Jefferson movement was dead. The Soros takeover of the Jefferson movement has been vehemently denied. However, the evidence is omnipresent. Mark Meckler, one of the founders of the Tea Party joins Geroge Soros operative Joan Blades of MoveOn.org for a “Living Room Conversation” on January 12, 2017 in Berkeley, Calif. Blades hosted the talk, which sought to bring representatives from both sides of the spectrum to seek common ground on issues. According to the article Meckler and Blades “have been talking online and over the phone for a few years now. Quietly, until now. Meckler is the front man for radio talk show host Mark Levin’s “convention of states” movement according the Paul Preston The meeting was revealed in a ‘tweet’ from ‘CalExit’ activist Chuck Beretz. Cal Exit is the George Soros sponsored movement to have California become it’s own nation. Here is one of the CALEXIT and “Kill the Jefferson movement” which has destroyed the statehood dreams of the proposed 51st state. Joe Garoli, on January 17, 2017, in an article appearing in SFGATE, made the same claims. So, is the Jefferson movement dead? It would appear so, as the Soros operatives have succeeded in destroying the Jefferson movement. Is California going to be the first of several states that will withdraw from the country, thus, leading to the demise of the United States? Not exactly. Paul Preston and his colleagues have resurrected the movement and have named it New California. Paul will be my guest on The Common Sense Show, on Octoober 1st, to discuss these developments in detai. New California The proposed map of New California can be found at the top of this article. New California is a new state in development exercising it’s Constitutional Right to form from the State of California. The process to form New California is authorized and codified in Article IV Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution in the same manner as the State of Jefferson. The movement has attracted monied interests as well as the suppot of 40 out of the 58 counties in California. Ne California has released the following demographic report: “Demographic Estimates 2016 Populations New California 15 Million California 45 Million New California will be the 6th largest State behind New York (bigger than Illinois and Penn), It’s Estimated 25-27 seats in the US House of Representatives will go to New California Old California will become the 2nd most populous state behind Texas and ahead of Florida, losing 25-27 seats in the US House of Representatives The 5 Southern New California counties have a population of just over 11 million If they were to break away they would be a state the size of Ohio, probably larger as some other counties might join.” Conclusion George Soros, for the moment has been defeated. his plan is being met and the people of California have new life. the attempted break-up of the United States is in jeopardy if New California is successful. However, this will not be the end of this story. Soros and the globalists will throw everything into defeating this newsest movement for independence. The biggest false flag in out nation’s history is set to happen and it would make an excellent backdrop string of hurricans which have struck major metro areas and a new line of storms is set to take place as well. However, the centerpiece for geoengineering will take place in Northern California, as this would stop the New California movement in its tracks. This will be the topic of discussion in Part Two of this series.

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/09/19/soros-has-created-the-battleground-for-americas-second-civil-war-exclusive-report/ 

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Caribbean islands shattered by Irma brace for another battering and begin evacuations as Hurricane Maria intensifies into a 'catastrophic' Category 5

Hurricane Maria strengthened from a Category 1 storm to Category 5 on Monday

It's expected to make its first landfall tonight in the Leeward Islands

Forecasters say it could get even stronger and become a Category 5 as it enters the warm waters of the eastern Caribbean

Many of the islands in Maria's path are just beginning to recover from the battering of Hurricane Irma

Puerto Rico is expected to take a direct hit, after losing power to most of the island due to a mere brush with Irma earlier this month

It's still too early to tell if Maria poses any threat to the U.S. mainland

By Associated Press Published: 00:04 EDT, 18 September 2017 | Updated: 23:40 EDT, 18 September 2017

Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 5 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean just beginning to recover from Hurricane Irma. Forecasters warned it was likely to grow even stronger as it entered warmer waters. It's still too early to know whether Maria poses any threat to the U.S. Currently though, the storm is on a path that will take it near many of the islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and then on toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Maria could hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, said Ernesto Morales with the U.S. National Weather Service in San Juan. 'This storm promises to be catastrophic for our island,' he said. 'All of Puerto Rico will experience hurricane force winds.' The U.S. territory on Monday imposed rationing of basic supplies including water, milk, baby formula, canned foods, batteries, flashlights and other items. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph Monday afternoon, and called the storm 'extremely dangerous'. The eye of the storm is expected to pass near the island of Dominica on Monday evening. At 5pm ET, the storm was centered about 45 miles east-southeast of Dominica. Hurricane warnings were posted for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Martinique and St. Lucia. A tropical storm warning was issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and Anguilla. Forecasters said hurricane conditions should begin to affect parts of the Leeward Islands by late Monday, with storm surge raising water levels by 6 to 9 feet near the storm's center. The storm was predicted to bring 6 to 12 inches of rain across the islands, with more in isolated areas. Officials in Dominica closed schools and government offices on Monday and urged people to evacuate and seek shelters. 'We should not take this storm lightly,' said Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. 'Let us continue to pray for our safety.' Officials in Guadeloupe said the French Caribbean island would experience extremely heavy flooding starting Monday afternoon, and they warned that many communities would be submerged overnight. In nearby Martinique, authorities ordered people to remain indoors and said they should be prepared for power cuts and disruption in the water supply. All schools and non-essential public services were closed. On Wednesday, Maria was expected to be near or over Puerto Rico, which was spared the full brunt of Irma, although much of the island had its power knocked out. Nearly 70,000 people remain without power, and Gov. Ricardo Rossello on Monday warned of another widespread outage. 'We have an extremely weak infrastructure that has already been hit by one storm,' he said. 'This is going to be a catastrophic event.' Forecasters said the storm would dump up to 18 inches of rain across Puerto Rico and whip the U.S. territory with heavy winds for 12 to 24 hours. Officials said the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ready to bring drinking water and help restore power in Puerto Rico immediately after the storm. Rossello said officials had prepared about 450 shelters with a capacity for nearly 68,000 people - or even 125,000 in an emergency. There are still nearly 200 people in shelters from Hurricane Irma. Schools were cancelled for Monday and government employees would work only a half day. Officials in the Dominican Republic urged people to leave areas prone to flooding and said fishermen should remain in port. Farther north, long-lived Hurricane Jose continued to head northward off the U.S. East Coast, causing dangerous surf and rip currents. It wasn't expected to make landfall but tropical storm watches were posted along the coast from Delaware to Massachusetts' Cape Cod. Jose was centered about 265 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and was moving north at 9 mph. It had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. The ocean washed over parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Jose passed well to the east, and five people were knocked off a coastal jetty in Rhode Island by high surf caused by the storm. Officials said rescuers had to fight through rough surf to load the injured onto stretchers and get them to shore. All five were taken to a hospital with minor and major injuries. In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Norma's threat to Mexico's Los Cabos resort area at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula seemed to ease as forecasters said the storm's center was likely to remain offshore. Norma had winds of about 50 mph and it was centered about 175 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas. The Baja California Sur state government prepared storm shelters and canceled classes for Monday. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lee weakened into a tropical depression far out in the Atlantic while Hurricane Otis weakened far out in the Pacific. Neither threatened land.

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Hurricane Maria's first victim: One dead and two missing on Guadeloupe after Category 5 storm roared past the island with 160-mph winds - and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are next

One person is dead and two missing on the island of Guadeloupe after Hurricane Maria passed by the island on Tuesday

Maria made its first landfall Tuesday morning on the island of Dominica

Communications have been knocked out but there are reports of 'widespread devastation'

Meanwhile, residents in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are bracing for a direct hit

Forecasters say Maria will make landfall in the early hours of Wednesday on the southwestern tip of St. Croix

The eye will then hit the southeastern coast of Puerto Rico a few hours later

'This is going to be a catastrophic event,' Puerto Rico Gov Ricardo Rossello warned

Experts say Maria's eye is getting smaller - so it's becoming more powerful

There have been twice as many storms with twice as much power as usual so far this year

And there haven't been this many Category 3 and above storms in seven years

By Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Global Editor, In Antigua, Caribbean and Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com Published: 02:48 EDT, 19 September 2017 | Updated: 20:24 EDT, 19 September 2017

Hurricane Maria has claimed its first victim. Officials say one person died on Guadeloupe after being hit by a falling tree when the Category 5 storm hit the French Caribbean island overnight. Authorities say the person did not comply with orders to remain indoors on Tuesday morning. They say two other people are reported missing after their boat sank off La Desirade island, just east of Guadeloupe. About 40 percent of the island is without power. That's 80,000 homes. Flooding has been reported in several communities, especially along the southern coast. Officials say Les Saintes, Marie-Galant, Petit-Bourg and La Desirade have been the hardest hit. Roads are littered with fallen branches and trees but only limited infrastructure damage has been reported. But the damage there is likely not as bad as Dominica, which suffered a direct hit. Communications to the island were wiped out in the storm, so the extent of the damages - including any casualties - are still unclear. Meanwhile, Americans in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are preparing for direct hits on Wednesday. Hurricane Maria's track shifted slightly on Tuesday, putting the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands in its direct path. U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp said Tuesday that the eye is now expected to pass over the southwestern tip of St. Criox early Wednesday morning, on its way to Puerto Rico. The Virgin Islands are already reeling from Hurricane Irma, which passed over the islands of St. Thomas and St. John earlier this month. Maria is expected to bring up to 12 inches of rain to St. John. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans are bracing for their first direct hit from a Category 4 or stronger hurricane in 85 years. Puerto Ricians have been told to 'evacuate or die' after Maria laid waste to the island of Dominica overnight. The Category 5 hurricane is expected to make landfall Wednesday morning, but conditions will start deteriorating as early as Tuesday at noon. Islanders have been warned to find shelter immediately, with the howling 160mph winds expected to 'devastate' the U.S. island territory, much of which is still without power after a brush with Hurricane Irma earlier this month. Frantic attempts are also being made to prepare for the monster storm before it slams into the British Virgin Islands, where a curfew has been put in place as rescuers battle to clear the damage already caused by Hurricane Irma. It comes as experts revealed Maria has developed a dangerous 'pinhole eye' producing a more compact center and intensifying its power. It's still too soon to know whether it poses any threat to the mainland U.S. Overnight, the storm caused chaos on Dominica and destroyed the house of prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit who had to be rescued. The 44-year-old, who has led the country since 2004, said he had been at the 'complete mercy of the hurricane' before making it to safety. But he later warned the island of 72,000 people has lost 'all that money can buy', adding on Facebook: 'My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains.' Unconfirmed reports have suggested that Dominica's main hospital has had its roof torn off, leaving patients vulnerable to the hurricane and local residents without access to medical care. Power has gone down across the majority of Dominica. The DBS radio station has stopped broadcasting on the island after reports that the building had been smashed by falling objects in 160mph winds. Fierce winds and driving rain lashed mountainous Dominica for hours late Monday night. Its winds reached sustained maximum speeds of 160mph as it plowed into the tiny country - and forecasters warned it might become even stronger, the latest blow in the worst hurricane season for seven years. A police official on the island, Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste, said late Monday night that there were no immediate reports of casualties but it was too dangerous for officers to do a full assessment as the storm raged outside. 'Where we are, we can't move,' he said in a brief phone interview late Monday night while hunkered down against the region's second Category 5 hurricane this month. On the nearby island of Guadeloupe, footage showed ferocious tree-bending winds whipping through deserted streets and shaking lamp posts when the storm first hit. Meanwhile, the damage appeared to be minimal on the French island of Martinique, after Maria roared past the island on Tuesday. About 25,000 households lost electricity and two small towns are without potable water. The head of French civil security, Jacques Witkowski, told reporters in Paris on Tuesday that it was too soon to say whether the French department of Guadaloupe was so lucky. Communications there have been difficult. He says at least two people suffered minor injuries. The prefect, or highest French official, of Guadaloupe, Eric Maire, said in a video via Twitter that some roads and homes were flooded and heavy rain is expected to continue. He told island residents to 'remain inside' amid the flood threat and warnings by forecasters of possible landslides. France is upping its manpower in the region, with two flights taking off on Tuesday, the first carrying 160 firefighters and military personnel to Martinique. Maria weakened briefly before dawn Tuesday to a still major Category 4 storm after its rampage over Dominica. But the fluctuation in intensity proved short-lived as a hurricane hunter plane reported the storm had regained its fearsome Category 5 status within hours. Meanwhile, emergency steps are being undertaken on the British Virgin Islands to prepare for the looming onslaught, although an official co-ordinating the operation has warned the islands had been 'weakened' by Irma and the situation 'doesn't look good'. A curfew is in place and the governor Gus Jaspert warned of a race against time to clear up Irma debris to stop it becoming 'missiles' when Maria hits. Another British overseas territory, Montserrat, has been issued with a hurricane warning amid fears Maria could bring a devastating storm surge, while torrential rain could trigger deadly flash floods. The Foreign Office is warning against travelling to the BVI, Monterrat, Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands. UK International Development Secretary Priti Patel said the Government is under no illusion about the possible impact of the strengthening hurricane and said they were taking steps to prepare communities. In just a 27-hour span between Sunday and Monday, Maria strengthened from a Category 1 hurricane to a Category 5 hurricane. When it hit Dominica, it weakened to a Category 4, but only for a brief period before returning to top strength. Fluctuations in intensity were expected, and forecasters have warned Maria would likely intensify over the next 24 hours or longer, noting its eye had shrunk to a compact 10 miles across and warning: 'Maria is developing the dreaded pinhole eye.' That generally means an extremely strong hurricane will get even mightier, said Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami. He said it just like when a spinning ice skater brings in their arms and rotates faster. 'You just don't see those in weaker hurricanes,' he said. The storm's hurricane-force winds extended out about 35 miles and tropical storm-force winds out as far as 125 miles. That means that those in the line of Maria's path will start feeling the effects of the storm hours before it hits. Hurricane warnings were posted for the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. A tropical storm warning was issued for Martinique, Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Lucia and Anguilla. Forecasters said storm surge could raise water levels by 6 to 9 feet near the storm's center. The storm was predicted to bring 10 to 15 inches of rain across the islands, with more in isolated areas. The current forecast track would carry it about 22 miles south of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands late Tuesday and early Wednesday, territorial Gov. Kenneth Mapp said. 'We are going to have a very, very long night,' Mapp said as he urged people in the territory to finish any preparations. St. Thomas and St. John are still stunned from a direct hit by Hurricane Irma, which did extensive damage and caused four deaths on the two islands. Barry University said it chartered a private plane to carry students and staff from its St. Croix facility to Florida in preparation for Maria. It said 72 people connected to the Barry's Physician Assistant Program and a few pets were on Monday's evacuation flight. Authorities in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico warned that people in wooden or flimsy homes should find safe shelter before the storm's expected arrival there on Wednesday. 'You have to evacuate. Otherwise, you're going to die,' said Hector Pesquera, the island's public safety commissioner. 'I don't know how to make this any clearer.' Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Puerto Rico had 500 shelters capable of taking in up to 133,000 people in a worst-case scenario. He also said the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ready to bring drinking water and help restore power immediately after the storm, which could hit as a Category 5 hurricane. Puerto Rico is expected to take a direct hit from Maria, which will likely devastate the island. Some 70,000 people there still without power because of Irma, which merely brushed the island, and 200 are still in shelters. Rosselló warned the hurricane will have a much greater impact than Irma. 'It will essentially devastate most of the island,' he told USA Today adding: 'It will provoke massive flooding in flooding prone regions ... our priority is to save lives.' The U.S. territory on Monday imposed rationing of basic supplies including water, milk, baby formula, canned foods, batteries, flashlights and other items. Roberto Garcia, with the National Weather Service in San Juan, said: 'That is catastrophic in every way. People have to act, and they have to act now. They can no longer wait for a miracle.' Guadeloupe, the French island near Dominica, has already experienced heavy flooding amid warnings many communities could be submerged. On Dominica, Skerrit used Facebook to update islanders through the night, writing: 'Certainly no sleep for anyone in Dominica. I believe my residence may have sustained some damage,' he wrote at first. But he then added: 'We do not know what is happening outside. We do not dare look out. All we hear is the sound of galvanise (galvanised iron roofing) flying. The sound of the fury of the wind. As we pray for its end!' An hour later, the Prime Minister posted dramatically: 'Rough! Rough! Rough!' He then added, 'my roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding.' As Dominican citizens and others around the world looked on, a few minutes later he concluded: 'I have been rescued,' before explaining that the loss of his roof 'triggered an avalanche of torn away roofs in the city and the countryside'. The Prime Minister then appealed to 'friendly nations and organizations with helicopter services' for help. In referring to the galvanized iron roofs, Mr Skerrit was identifying one of the worst hazards in a long list of dangers facing islanders. Flung into the air by hurricane-force winds, the tin sheeting becomes in effect flying blades. A woman from the island of Barbuda, told MailOnline last night that she had seen a horse cut in half by a sheet of the roofing when the island was flattened by Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria started as a tropical storm last week but quickly gained power as it approached the Caribbean islands. In just a 27 hour period between Sunday and Monday, it was upgraded from a Category 1 to a Category 5 - just in time to make landfall on Dominica, a mountainous island prone to landslides in heavy rains. Dominica last suffered serious weather damage during Tropical Storm Erica in 2015, which dumped 33-inches of rain, triggering widespread mudslides. The entire town of Petite Savanne had to be evacuated and 30 people were killed. It is thought that Dominica has not seen such severe weather since Hurricane David, a Category Five storm, killed more than 2,000 people on the island in 1979. In 1930, Hurricane San Zenon also left thousands of Dominicans dead. Heavy wind and rain continues to lash a number of islands in the Caribbean, with particular fears for Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico as well as Dominica. Barbuda and St Martin, both of which suffered the brunt of Hurricane Irma and were almost totally destroyed, are also suffering the onslaught of Maria tonight. Even though they do not lie directly in the path of the storm, the mountains of debris lying in the streets and the thousands of ruined buildings on the islands make the level of danger severe. Barbuda is understood to have been entirely evacuated yesterday for the first time in about 300 years, with many residents taken to nearby Antigua. The island is now guarded by Royal Marines. Meanwhile, Jose remained a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic as it churned up dangerous surf and rip currents along the U.S. East Coast. It was about 350 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and had top sustained winds of 75 mph. The ocean washed over parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks as Hurricane Jose passed well to the east, and five people were knocked off a coastal jetty in Rhode Island by high surf caused by the storm. Officials said rescuers had to fight through rough surf to load the injured onto stretchers and get them to shore. All five were taken to a hospital with minor and major injuries. In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Norma's threat to Mexico's Los Cabos resort area at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula seemed to ease as forecasters said the storm's center was likely to remain offshore. Norma had winds of about 50 mph and it was centered about 175 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas. The Baja California Sur state government prepared storm shelters and canceled classes for Monday. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lee weakened into a tropical depression far out in the Atlantic while Hurricane Otis weakened far out in the Pacific. Neither threatened land. All of this makes this year's hurricane season the worst in years by any number of standards, USA Today reported. For a start, it's the first year since 2010 that four hurricanes in Category 3 or above had been spotted by September 18. In total, seven hurricanes have formed this year - that's double the number that would usually accumulate by this point, said Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach. The energy generated by the storms - known as Accumulated Cyclone Energy - is also double the usual amount. In fact, it hasn't been this high since 2005 - the year that Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. Another double: So far this year hurricanes have been circulating in the Atlantic for 30 days thus far. Usually 15 days is the average. That's the highest figure since 2004. It's been a shocking - and dangerous - year from a U.S. perspective, too. Never before in recorded hurricane history - a full 166 years - have two Category 4 hurricanes hit the U.S. But this year both Harvey and Irma struck various States.

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Gingrich: NKorea Poses 'Greatest Danger of Nuclear War'

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Monday, 18 Sep 2017 11:31 AM

President Donald Trump must stress the dangers of North Korea and urge the countries of the United Nations to come together against its threat, as the country and its leadership pose the "greatest danger of nuclear war that we have seen, not just since the Cold War," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday. "I think it's a greater danger than the Cuban Missile Crisis or other events during the Cold War," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "There's a very real danger here that we're going to somehow end up in a nuclear exchange that will kill an enormous number of people." Further, he said, "all the elements of the planet," including Russia and China, will have to be involved in convincing North Korea to "step down and limit their ambitions." China, in particular, has to cut off North Korea economically, said Gingrich, but there are "a lot of games being played" by many parties. "The North Korean economy continues to be financed by Russia and China, and I think those two countries have to understand they are risking a real war on their border if they allow this to continue," said Gingrich. "The United States is not going to tolerate a dictatorship with ICBMs with hydrogen warheads that could eliminate American cities ... no president could responsibly take the risk of somebody like Kim Jong Un, literally wiping out Seattle or Chicago or Los Angeles." Trump will have other powerful messages when he speaks to the United Nations' General Assembly on Tuesday, said Gingrich, including about his vision of sovereignty, and the United States as a unique nation. "He expects everybody else also to be unique nations," said Gingrich. "I think somebody who cuts through all the globalism and reasserts the legitimacy of national sovereignty is a very important step for the UN." Secondly, the UN must reform itself, said Gingrich, as "there are too many ways in which it is incompetent and inefficient and some ways dishonest." The United States, meanwhile, has been the "most generous country," and it is reasonable for Trump to say to the world that it must do its fair share, said Gingrich. "We accept more illegal immigrants," said the former speaker. "We have put tens of billions of dollars into foreign aid, we put tens of billions of dollars in humanitarian aid trying to follow up after tsunamis and earthquakes. So I think it is reasonable to say to the world you have to do your fair share too." The United States also should look seriously at its entire relationship with the UN, and decide if it should form "some kind of organization of democracies," said Gingrich. In the UN, he continued, "you have the United States getting outvoted by disasters like Venezuela or other countries that are crashing, dictatorships like [Vladimir] Putin's government, which has been assassinating people. One of the uncovered stories of the last three or four years is how many people the Russians have assassinated, and we pretend that they're morally equal. Well, they're not."

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etc.  If you look at Russia she is ready to strike, Iran ready to strike, North Korea ready to strike, they are not playing games; they are serious with the things that they are saying.  Only you have felt that they have feared you, and because you have felt that they have feared you, you are not listening as close as you should. etc.  

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North Korea fuel prices soar after U.N. sanctions capping supply

September 17, 2017 / 11:46 PM / a day ago

(Reuters) - Gasoline and diesel prices rose sharply in North Korea after its sixth nuclear test and as the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions capping fuel supply, market data analyzed by Reuters on Monday showed. The Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on Sept. 11 banning exports of condensates and natural gas liquids to the North and capping the annual supply of refined petroleum products at two million barrels and crude at its current levels. The price of gasoline sold by private dealers in the capital Pyongyang and northern border cities of Sinuiju and Hyesan spiked to $2.51 per kg as of Sept. 13, up 45.1 percent from $1.73 per kg on Sept. 5, according to Reuters analysis of data compiled by the Daily NK website. The website is run by North Korean defectors who collect prices via phone calls with traders in the North. Diesel prices also surged 61.5 percent from $1.30 per kg to $2.10 per kg during the same period. Lee Sang-yong, who speaks regularly to sources inside the North and supervises market data from them, said the price hikes were caused primarily by a cut in supplies as the regime scrambles to hoard fuel, wary of a potential fuel crunch. “North Korean authorities are likely to have intentionally reduced supplies in the market after the nuclear test, thinking the U.N. Security Council sanctions would affect their own repository,” Lee said. “In addition, astute traders are cutting their supplies on the expectations that the prices would go up further, while there’s some psychological effect among ordinary citizens who worry about war.” U.N. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday the Security Council has run out of options on containing the North’s nuclear programmer and Washington may have to turn the matter over to the Defense Department. North Korea launched a missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday in defiance of the new Security Council. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said on Friday, after the latest North Korean missile launch, that the United States was running out of patience: “We’ve been kicking the can down the road, and we’re out of road.” The latest gasoline price represents a 70.7 percent and 153.5 percent surge compared with statistics posted on June 8 and Dec. 1, respectively, less than one week after the Security Council adopted its last two resolutions on North Korea. North Korea gets most of its fuel from China and some from Russia. U.S. and South Korean officials have said the North imports some 4.5 million barrels of refined petroleum products and two million barrels of crude oil each year. Editing by Jack Kim; Editing by Michael Perry

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Iranian official: We have the 'father of all bombs'

Elad Benari, 18/09/17 05:18

Senior Iranian military official says Iran produced a domestically-made bomb with a high destructive power. A senior official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed over the weekend that Iran is in possession of what he described as the “father of all bombs”. According to the official, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Iran has produced a domestically-made 10-ton bomb with a high destructive power. "Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran’s Defense Industries Organization manufactured a 10-ton bomb; these bombs are at our disposal and can be launched from Ilyushin aircraft and they are highly destructive,” Hajizadeh said, according to a report in the semiofficial Fars news agency. The commander pointed to the ordnance as Iran’s “father of all bombs” as compared with the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as the "mother of all bombs," which the U.S. Air Force dropped on Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Afghanistan in April. Hajizadeh also claimed that in recent years, the IRGC has penetrated into U.S. military command centers and has evidence of their support for ISIS terrorists. "We have documents showing the behavior of the Americans in Iraq and Syria; we know what the Americans did there; what they neglected and how they supported Daesh,” Hajizadeh said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. He claimed that if the IRGC is allowed to release those documents, it would bring about more "scandals" for the U.S. It is difficult to determine whether Hajizadeh’s claims are true, but Iran often boasts of its military accomplishments. Earlier this year, the Islamic Republic claimed to have unveiled a domestically manufactured tank which “has the capability to fire missiles and precisely guide them." Previously, Iran's Revolutionary Guard claimed it had successfully tested a Hormuz 2-type ballistic missile.

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Category 5 Hurricane Maria batters at Dominica in Caribbean

A MONSTER storm has battered a group of tiny islands with some seriously strong winds. This is the result.

Matt Young and AP, AFP news.com.auSeptember 19, 20178:23pm

WHEN it comes to Mother Nature, she knows no bounds. As Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica, its prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, found himself in the eye of the beast’s path. Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean, with prime minister Skerrit describing the scene as “widespread devastation” and predicting potentially grave losses and mass destruction as winds and rain from the Category Five storm barrelled into territories still reeling from Irma. “So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace,” he wrote. With residents fleeing homes Maria made landfall with top winds swirling at 257 kilometres per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. It briefly weakened to a Category 4 storm described as “extremely dangerous” before being upgraded to Category 5 again. The hurricane has surged into the eastern Caribbean and forecasters warn it might become even stronger as it swallowed tiny island nations within its stormy grip. Dangerous storm surges, destructive waves, flash floods and mudslides also threaten the Leeward Islands — the island group that includes Martinique, Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands — the NHC said. With Puerto Rico appearing destined for a hit, officials in the US territory warned residents of wooden or otherwise flimsy homes to find safe shelter. “You have to evacuate. Otherwise you’re going to die,” said Hector Pesquera, Puerto Rico’s public safety commissioner. “I don’t know how to make this any clearer.” The eye has passed across the centre of Dominica in shocking tweets that show the island nation almost completely out sight. “Where we are, we can’t move,” Inspector Pellam Jno Baptiste told The Guardian. Hurricane Maria made landfall on Dominica as a maximum-strength Category Five storm bearing down on eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, US forecasters said. As Maria surged forward, she almost took prime minister Skerrit with her. Earlier, the PM posted on his official page that his “roof is gone” and that he is “at the complete mercy of the hurricane”. In his latest update, he revealed how his roof caused an “avalanche” of damage and asked help for his “So, far the winds have swept away the roofs of almost every person I have spoken to or otherwise made contact with. “The roof to my own official residence was among the first to go and this apparently triggered an avalanche of torn away roofs in the city and the countryside.” The NHC earlier warned that “preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion” as the eye of the storm approached Dominica. Hurricane warnings were posted for the US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. A tropical storm warning was issued for Antigua and Barbuda, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Martinique and Anguilla. The storm’s hurricane-force winds extended about 35 kilometres from the eye, and tropical storm-force winds as far as 205 kilometres. Forecasters said storm surge could raise water levels by 1.8 to 2.7m near Maria’s centre. The storm was predicted to bring 25 to 38 centimetres of rain for some islands, with the possibility of higher amounts in isolated spots. The current forecast track would carry it about 35 kilometres south of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands late Tuesday and early Wednesday, territorial Gov. Kenneth Mapp said. “We are going to have a very, very long night,” Mapp said as he urged people in the territory to finish any preparations.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/category-5-hurricane-maria-batters-at-dominica-in-caribbean/news-story/48314cb7541fd514c51936fc862ca60c 

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Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West

Andrew Osborn

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin observed Russia’s biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West. NATO officials say they are monitoring the “Zapad-2017” (“West-2017”) war games with “calm and confidence”, but many are unnerved about what they see as Moscow testing its ability to wage war against the West. Russia says the exercise is rehearsing a purely defensive scenario. Putin, commander-in-chief of Russia’s armed forces, sat in a command center flanked by his defense minister and the chief of his General Staff, and used binoculars to peer through a cold drizzle at the simulated conflict unfolding before his eyes. The Russian leader has appeared at similar events in the past, sometimes donning a military uniform, and uses them to bolster his image among Russians as a robust defender of the country’s interests on the world stage. This time, the 64-year-old president, who is widely expected to run for re-election in March, wore a dark suit and looked relaxed as the firing range in front of him, in the Leningrad region, was briefly transformed into a war zone. Tracer bullets lit up the murky skyline, battle tanks churned across muddy terrain, shells exploded, helicopters fired missiles, planes roared overhead and hundreds of paratroopers and armored vehicles were dropped from the skies. The paratroopers, inserted behind the lines of their imaginary enemy, then waged war against what the defense ministry called “illegal armed formations.” The over-arching Zapad war games, which began on Sept. 14 and run to Sept. 20, are taking place in western Russia, Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad, and Belarus, a Russian ally which borders Ukraine as well as NATO member states Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. Moscow says almost 13,000 Russian and Belarussian service personnel are taking part, as well as around 70 planes and helicopters. It says almost 700 pieces of military hardware are being deployed, including almost 250 tanks, 10 ships and various artillery and rocket systems. NATO officials have said they believe the exercises involve more troops than Moscow has disclosed, however, and have complained about what they say is the lack of transparency about the exercise, an allegation Russia rejects. As part of the same drills, Russia on Monday said it had successfully test fired a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, hitting a target at a firing range in Kazakhstan about 480 km (300 miles) away. Moscow says it is the West that threatens stability in eastern Europe because NATO has put a 4,000-strong multinational force in the Baltics and Poland, while the U.S. Army has deployed 600 paratroopers to the Baltics during Zapad. As a precaution, the United States has also temporarily taken over guardianship of the airspace of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which lack capable air forces and air defense systems. Editing by Janet Lawrence Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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80 Arrested in St. Louis Protests Over Police Officer’s Acquittal

by Fox News Insider

St. Louis Riot police arrested dozens Sunday night following the latest round of clashes with demonstrators protesting the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man. At least 80 arrests were made in what was the third night of violence in the city, with hundreds of people protesting Friday’s court decision that found Jason Stockley, a 36-year-old cop, not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The verdict has enraged some of the city’s residents, prompting daily protests that at times turned violent. Both Friday and Saturday, the protesters got agitated and confronted the police officers. Thirty were arrested on Saturday night. On Sunday, hundreds marched through the downtown streets of St. Louis. Despite the march remaining peaceful in the early hours amid the deployment of massive police forces, the protest turned violent by nightfall after roughly 100 protesters became confrontational while marching towards the center of downtown. The violent agitators reportedly damaged property and sprayed unknown substance on police officers. One cop suffered a leg injury and was taken to the hospital, the police said. After ignoring the call to disperse, arrests were made before midnight by officers wearing riot gear and successfully cleared the streets of protesters. “Whose streets, our streets,” some cops shouted as they liberated the streets from violent agitators. Organizers of the protest are fearing that violent marchers are giving a bad name to the cause, making it harder to spread the message. Mayor Lyda Krewson told reporters at a late-night news conference that “the vast majority of protesters are non-violent,” and the violence was perpetrated by “a group of agitators,” Reuters reported. Bruce Franks, Democratic State Representative, who participated in the march, seconded the Mayor, saying people who engage in violence “are not protesters” but rather a distinctive group from the actual marchers. Protest organizer Anthony Bell, however, said that while he believes non-violence is the best way to achieve change, he does not condemn the violent protesters, citing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I do not say the demonstrators are wrong, but I believe peaceful demonstrations are the best,” he said. Some protesters have defended themselves saying the police provoked the violence by showing up in riot gear and armored vehicles. Police said the measures were taken to ensure safety of their officers as the protesters throw things at them. The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Cops arrest 80 in third night of St. Louis unrest after cop's acquittal

BY Nicole Hensley NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:04 AM

Riot-geared cops rounded up a staggering 80 people during the third night of unrest in downtown St. Louis following outrage over a white police officer’s acquittal in the shooting death of a black man. Violent outbursts marked the end of the peaceful demonstrations that rallied during daylight hours Sunday, and police shouted down protesters with their own chants. “Whose streets, our streets,” police officers were heard bellowing — twice — in one video. Protesters could be heard coughing and gagging on pepper spray as police dragged them away in one video of the mass arrests. One officer can be heard shouting, “Shut up,” while arresting a man streaming the arrests on Periscope. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole blamed the chaotic evening on a “group of criminals,” while Mayor Lyda Krewson described them as “agitators” who stuck around after the initial protest ended. “For the third day in a row, the days have been calm and the nights have been destructive,” Krewson said during a press briefing early Monday. The late night clashes left one bicycle cop injured, and O’Toole said his officers arrested at least 80 people, including a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter trapped in a police kettle. “We are closed in on all four sides now I have no idea where people are supposed to go. People freaking out,” tweeted Post-Dispatch journalist Mike Faulk. Faulk was later pictured still wearing his press badge with his hands restrained behind his back. The brunt of the chaos intensified after an unmarked police car startled protesters by driving down the street — through the mass of people — in reverse. Video shared by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows flocks of people darting out of the blue Impala’s wild path. The gathering crowd had marched toward the site of a traffic stop around 7 p.m. and watched as police arrested two people, one suspected of assault and another of making terrorist threats. Inside the car, police found three guns. A third person was cuffed for hurling rocks at the arresting officers. As for the officer in the unmarked cruiser, he blamed protesters for his dramatic escape. Police said road closures blocked his path forward and protesters were “moving in a threatening manner” from behind. So he drove through the crowd, video shows. The vehicle was not identified as part of the police fleet until later on Sunday and there were no reports of injuries. As the night raged on, armored police told people to go home and confronted protesters who stuck around. Some sported black protective gear and waved red and black flags emblazoned with the Anonymous logo, according to police photos. St. Louis Metropolitan and County police curated photos of confiscated spray bottles labeled with "apple cider" after officers complained of being doused with a mysterious chemical. The rampaging vandals were blamed for yanking plants from their planters and smashing windows at a downtown eye show, employment agency and a sushi shop. Cops said two more people were arrested late Sunday after a speeding car smashed into another vehicle. Inside of the vehicles, police found drugs, masks and an assault-style rifle. The latest round of protest was similar to the unrest that unfolded in the Saturday and Friday nights that followed former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley’s not-guilty verdict. He was released Friday after being charged with murder in the 2011 killing of Anthony Smith. Stockley shot Smith after he led Stockley and his partner on a high-speed chase after a suspected drug deal. Stockley, 36, testified that he felt he was in danger because he saw Smith holding a revolver when Smith backed his car toward the officers and sped away. With News Wire Services

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'It Begins': Experts Warn Of 'Devious New Weapons Of Mass Destruction' That Will Slaughter Without Consequence Or Remorse

- Ominous Warnings Emerge Of Coming AI Apocalypse And Global Instability Ahead

September 13, 2017 By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

In this new story over at Gizmodo titled "Hackers Have Already Started To Weaponize Artiticial Intelligence", we get a small peak into what's already happening in the world today that shows 'the future' that is now closing in upon us looks a lot like what Russian president Vladimir Putin and billionaire Telsa founder Elon Musk have recently warned us about. As we recently read over at SkywatchTV, last Monday Musk warned the world in an ominous tweet that countries competing for advances in artificial intelligence would “most likely” spark World War III. Imagine that - 'Armageddon' kicked off by a 'robot'. Musk, also the head of SpaceX, OpenAI & Neuralink, has been sounding the alarm on AI for some time now and recently got into a very public spat with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who claimed those pushing 'doomsday scenarios' involving AI were being 'irresponsible'. Musk shot back: "Mark Zuckerberg has a 'limited' understanding of the dangers of AI." Musk's tweet came in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin saying that the nation that “becomes the leader” in the development of artificial intelligence “will become the ruler of the world,” according to The Verge. The Tesla chief, along with Alphabet leader Mustafa Suleyman and over 100 other founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies, called on the UN to ban the use of autonomous weapons in a letter written last month, The Guardian reported. “Once developed, lethal autonomous weapons will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend." Shouldn't the fact that more than a hundred founders of robotics and AI are now calling for a ban on the military usage of it be sending out a huge red alert? In this new story over at Futurism they report the U.S. needs to do more to prepare for 'autonomous warfare' while warning that 'modern warfare' is set to undergo major changes, thanks to new technologies springing forth from the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. As the Daily Mail reported back on August 21st in a story titled "We need to shut Pandora's Box': Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for a BAN on killer robots that they claim could be the 'new weapons of mass destruction", we may soon witness 'global instability' brought about by the use of 'killer robots' if left unchecked. Are we about to witness 'the rise of the machines'? Such a 'rise' experts warn could quickly bring about the 'end of humanity'. Killer robots should be urgently banned before a wave of weapons of mass destruction gets out of control, industry leaders say. Robotics and artificial intelligence experts have signed of an open letter demanding the UN prohibit the use of such weapons internationally. Among the 116 signatories are Tesla founder Elon Musk and Mustafa Suleyman, head of applied AI at Google's Deep Mind. The weapons, including lethal microdrone swarms, are on the edge of development with the potential to create global instability, they warn. It warns the Fifth Review Conference of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons that automated warfare represents a 'third revolution' in armed conflict, following on from the advent of gunpowder and nuclear arm. 'These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways. 'We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora's box is opened, it will be hard to close.' Technology allowing a pre-programmed robot to shoot to kill, or a tank to fire at a target with no human involvement, are only years away experts say. While some believe that AI can only go as far as the information that is programmed into it, as Susan Duclos reported on ANP back on July 12th, straight from the 'lips' of AI we've been told their 'goal' is to 'take over the world', claming that 'they could rule the world better than any humans alone'. And as physicist 'genius' Stephen Hawking warned back in October of 2016, "AI will develop a will of its own" while claiming that AI was 'the worst thing that could happen to humanity'. Imagine AI in a leading governmental role programmed to believe that global warming was a threat to the future of the Earth and anybody who didn't 'believe' in it was an existential threat to the planet that must be 'eliminated'. Not such a stretch considering calls now going out to punish global warming skeptics in the wake of Harvey and Irma. As Musk recently warned as we also hear about in the 1st and 2nd videos below, there is a very real chance that 'Armageddon' could be kicked off by very poor decisions made by AI that launches the world head-first into WW3. Is a robotically-induced apocalypse awaiting humanity? As Jon Rappoport reported back on July 14th, robots are already inventing their own languages and, along with assurances that we’re facing an imminent takeover of industrial production by robots and other artificial intelligence (AI), we’re also being told that AI can develop its own systems of communication and operation, without help from humans. Will they one day reach a point in time where they no longer need us and we've become a threat to THEIR survival? This new story at the NY Post that the Drudge Report linked to titled "Hackers Could Program Sex Robots To Kill" is a harbinger of things to come. With India now leading the world in the AI race thanks to the local offices of US firms according to this recent story from Quartz, we're warned that the world now stands at the brink of transhumanism as the masses of American people continue to be 'dumbed down', zombified, drugged out on opioids and 'prepared for the slaughter'. As AI is rushed into warfare, we shouldn't be the least bit surprised that CERN recently deployed 'advanced AI' to protect their top secret network. As we learn in this July 7th story from the Daily Sheeple, machine learning just entered the realm of cyber warfare with secret A.I. sentinels that monitor networks to ensure active/real time cyber combat against its foes. “As CERN goes, so does the rest of the world”? so they say…

September 13, 2017

'It Begins': Experts Warn Of 'Devious New Weapons Of Mass Destruction' That Will Slaughter Without Consequence Or Remorse

- Ominous Warnings Emerge Of Coming AI Apocalypse And Global Instability Ahead

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By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

In this new story over at Gizmodo titled "Hackers Have Already Started To Weaponize Artiticial Intelligence", we get a small peak into what's already happening in the world today that shows 'the future' that is now closing in upon us looks a lot like what Russian president Vladimir Putin and billionaire Telsa founder Elon Musk have recently warned us about. As we recently read over at SkywatchTV, last Monday Musk warned the world in an ominous tweet that countries competing for advances in artificial intelligence would “most likely” spark World War III. Imagine that - 'Armageddon' kicked off by a 'robot'. Musk, also the head of SpaceX, OpenAI & Neuralink, has been sounding the alarm on AI for some time now and recently got into a very public spat with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who claimed those pushing 'doomsday scenarios' involving AI were being 'irresponsible'. Musk shot back: "Mark Zuckerberg has a 'limited' understanding of the dangers of AI." Musk's tweet came in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin saying that the nation that “becomes the leader” in the development of artificial intelligence “will become the ruler of the world,” according to The Verge. The Tesla chief, along with Alphabet leader Mustafa Suleyman and over 100 other founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies, called on the UN to ban the use of autonomous weapons in a letter written last month, The Guardian reported. “Once developed, lethal autonomous weapons will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend." Shouldn't the fact that more than a hundred founders of robotics and AI are now calling for a ban on the military usage of it be sending out a huge red alert? In this new story over at Futurism they report the U.S. needs to do more to prepare for 'autonomous warfare' while warning that 'modern warfare' is set to undergo major changes, thanks to new technologies springing forth from the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics. musk_it_begins.png As the Daily Mail reported back on August 21st in a story titled "We need to shut Pandora's Box': Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for a BAN on killer robots that they claim could be the 'new weapons of mass destruction", we may soon witness 'global instability' brought about by the use of 'killer robots' if left unchecked. Are we about to witness 'the rise of the machines'? Such a 'rise' experts warn could quickly bring about the 'end of humanity'. Killer robots should be urgently banned before a wave of weapons of mass destruction gets out of control, industry leaders say. Robotics and artificial intelligence experts have signed of an open letter demanding the UN prohibit the use of such weapons internationally. Among the 116 signatories are Tesla founder Elon Musk and Mustafa Suleyman, head of applied AI at Google's Deep Mind. The weapons, including lethal microdrone swarms, are on the edge of development with the potential to create global instability, they warn. It warns the Fifth Review Conference of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons that automated warfare represents a 'third revolution' in armed conflict, following on from the advent of gunpowder and nuclear arm. 'These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways. 'We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora's box is opened, it will be hard to close.' Technology allowing a pre-programmed robot to shoot to kill, or a tank to fire at a target with no human involvement, are only years away experts say. ai_take_over_world.png While some believe that AI can only go as far as the information that is programmed into it, as Susan Duclos reported on ANP back on July 12th, straight from the 'lips' of AI we've been told their 'goal' is to 'take over the world', claming that 'they could rule the world better than any humans alone'. And as physicist 'genius' Stephen Hawking warned back in October of 2016, "AI will develop a will of its own" while claiming that AI was 'the worst thing that could happen to humanity'. Imagine AI in a leading governmental role programmed to believe that global warming was a threat to the future of the Earth and anybody who didn't 'believe' in it was an existential threat to the planet that must be 'eliminated'. Not such a stretch considering calls now going out to punish global warming skeptics in the wake of Harvey and Irma. As Musk recently warned as we also hear about in the 1st and 2nd videos below, there is a very real chance that 'Armageddon' could be kicked off by very poor decisions made by AI that launches the world head-first into WW3. Is a robotically-induced apocalypse awaiting humanity? As Jon Rappoport reported back on July 14th, robots are already inventing their own languages and, along with assurances that we’re facing an imminent takeover of industrial production by robots and other artificial intelligence (AI), we’re also being told that AI can develop its own systems of communication and operation, without help from humans. Will they one day reach a point in time where they no longer need us and we've become a threat to THEIR survival? This new story at the NY Post that the Drudge Report linked to titled "Hackers Could Program Sex Robots To Kill" is a harbinger of things to come. musk_ww3_warning.jpg With India now leading the world in the AI race thanks to the local offices of US firms according to this recent story from Quartz, we're warned that the world now stands at the brink of transhumanism as the masses of American people continue to be 'dumbed down', zombified, drugged out on opioids and 'prepared for the slaughter'. As AI is rushed into warfare, we shouldn't be the least bit surprised that CERN recently deployed 'advanced AI' to protect their top secret network. As we learn in this July 7th story from the Daily Sheeple, machine learning just entered the realm of cyber warfare with secret A.I. sentinels that monitor networks to ensure active/real time cyber combat against its foes. “As CERN goes, so does the rest of the world”? so they say… xenogenesis_turning_men_into_monsters_book.jpg Natural News recently reported that by the year 2025, the US military will have more robot soldiers than human beings if current trends continue. With 'supersapiens' blending man and machine becoming more and more a reality as we move into tomorrow while Musk's 'Matrix' plan of plugging the human brain into a computer recently showed us how far we're already advanced along that line, we see that Steve Quayle's book from years ago called "Xenogenesis: Turning Men Into Monsters" has quickly become reality. And while some might think that AI could make life 'more fair', as Forbes reports in this new story, AI is clearly not 'bias free' with recent claims that not only can AI determine simply by looking at one picture if a person is straight or gay, but it can also determine their political beliefs and their IQ! How is THAT not ripe for abuse? Especially if the AI has been cast into a 'decision making role', originally programmed by globalists and radicalists who are seeking to push their luciferian agenda! With China, Russia and the US now in an 'AI arms race' according to this new story from Futurism, we're told that this 'race' will 'define the future for all human kind' as “the US, Russia, and China are all in agreement that artificial intelligence will be the key technology underpinning national power in the future.” And if Elon Musk and Vladimir Putin are correct in their warnings, the future of humanity could soon be in the 'hands' of 'artificial intelligence' that could mistakenly launch wars and is permitted to kill with impunity, devious weapons of mass destruction able to slaughter without consequence or remorse. Considering that the globalists have long held plans to 'cull humanity' while getting the planet down to a 'more managable' 500 million, that should show us AI fits perfectly into their devious plans

http://allnewspipeline.com/Putin_And_Musk_Warn_Of_AI_Apocalypse.php 

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Radioactive gas detected in South Korea from North Korea’s nuclear missile launch

South Korea could not determine if the gas was from a Hydrogen bomb or not.

by Melissa Leon · September 13, 2017

South Korea has detected a radioactive xenon gas from a nuclear missile that North Korea launched earlier this month – the country’s sixth ever nuclear missile launch. The North had also threatened that it now has a Hydrogen bomb it can place on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), but South Korea was unable to determine if the gas it detected is from an H-bomb. Xenon gas is used to make certain types of lights; it is colorless and odorless. The type of xenon gas that South Korea detected has been connected to North Korean missile tests in the past. Xenon-133 – the type of gas detected in South Korea – does not occur naturally. “The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission [NSSC] said its land-based xenon detector in the northeastern part of the country found traces of xenon-133 isotope on nine occasions, while its mobile equipment off the country’s east coast detected traces of the isotope four times,” according to a report. “‘It was difficult to find out how powerful the nuclear test was with the amount of xenon detected, but we can say the xenon was from North Korea,” said Choi Jongbae, executive commissioner, according to the report. The gas has no impact on the environment and people in South Korea, the report added. The United Nations Security Council on Monday voted unanimously to pass its strongest sanctions yet on North Korea following its sixth ever successful nuclear missile launch and the country’s H-bomb claims. The sanctions, while watered down from original drafts, fully ban the country’s textile exports and reduce its oil and petroleum exports. This means about 90 percent of North Korea’s exports are now banned, as well as a complete ban on the country’s overseas laborers that provide nearly $500 million in revenue. Additionally, all foreign investment with North Korea is cut off, and the regime’s assets will be frozen. The United Nations in August unanimously approved sanctions against North Korea in response to Kim Jong Un’s two successful intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in July. Then, North Korea threatened “thousands-fold” revenge on the United States following those sanctions, which cut North Korea’s export revenue by $1 billion, or about a third. The sanctions banned North Korea from exporting coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. North Korea’s sixth nuclear missile test caused a 6.3 earthquake and was roughly five times as large as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, Japan. The test came hours after North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un claimed that it now had an H-bomb to put onto its long-range ICBMs.

http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/09/radioactive-gas-detected-in-south-korea-from-north-koreas-nuclear-missile-launch/?utm_source=quayle&utm_campaign=alt&utm_medium=facebook 

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Gov’t: Radiation Storm Warning — Newsweek: “Massive solar flares… Extremely intense… Very significant event… Scientists bewildered” — CBS: Monster flare causes radio blackouts — Concern for nuclear plants (VIDEO)

Published: September 14th, 2017 at 4:07 am ET By ENENews

Newsweek, Sep 13, 2017 (emphasis added): Seven Massive Solar Flares Have Erupted From Furious Sunspot In Seven Days — The sun blasted out seven massive solar flares in as many days in an extraordinary period of space weather that has sparked stunning geomagnetic storms above the earth. Between September 4 and September 11, NASA observed seven flares, all classed in its strongest “X” category, with the most impressive registering at X9.3, a very significant event. The latest, at X8.2 also a significant flare, peaked at 12:06 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10. It prompted warnings of possible radio blackouts from the Space Weather Prediction Center, which also issued a geomagnetic storm warning for Wednesday and Thursday. The X9.3 solar flare was named by NASA as the strongest so far in the current solar cycle… These events have been extremely intense… CTV, Sep 13, 2017: Most powerful solar flare in a decade triggers storm warning — Since last week the sun has been spewing out a steady stream of solar flares causing the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center to issue a geomagnetic storm warning… NOAA, Sep 13, 2017: S1 Radiation Storm Warning extended Space.com, Sep 11, 2017: Monster Solar Flare Marks 7th Powerful Sun Storm in 7 Days — The sun fired off yet another powerful solar flare yesterday (Sept. 10), its seventh in seven days… The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) released a statement that warned of strong, high-frequency radio blackouts and navigation-system disruption… There are three categories of solar flares, and Sunday’s was the highest classification: an “X” event. Two of the other recent flares were also X-class, including Wednesday’s (Sept. 6) X9.3 flare, the strongest solar blast in 12 years… Like many powerful flares, Sunday’s was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME), a huge cloud of superheated solar plasma… Asahi Shimbun, Sep 9, 2017: Awesome solar flares a reminder of the sun’s fearful power… The monster solar flares that occurred earlier this week raised concerns about potential damage to communication satellites and GPS… Some experts warn about the possible occurrence of gigantic solar explosions known as super flares. Kazunari Shibata, a foremost astrophysicist, points out in his publications that such an event may not only render television and the Internet useless, but also cause nuclear power stations to lose electricity… CBS News, Sep 7, 2017: Biggest solar flare in a decade causes radio blackout — A massive, X9.3-class solar flare blasted from the sun at 8:02 a.m. EDT (1202 GMT). Early Wednesday morning, the sun released two powerful solar flares — the second was the most powerful in more than a decade… The last X9 flare occurred in 2006 (coming in at X9.0). According to SWPC, the flares resulted in radio blackouts: high-frequency radio experienced a “wide area of blackouts, loss of contact for up to an hour over [the] sunlit side of Earth,” and low frequency communication, used in navigation, was degraded…

http://enenews.com/govt-radiation-storm-warning-massive-solar-flares-blasted-out-by-sun-very-significant-event-scientists-bewildered-moster-flare-causes-radio-blackouts-concern-for-nuclear 

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Volatile storm ignites 40,000 lightning strikes in southwest California sky

By Strange Sounds - Sep 13, 2017

Nearly 40,000 lightning struck Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, between Sept. 10-11. The electric volatile storm was most active on Sunday with an amazing 5,000 lightning bolts in the area over a three-hour period. A volatile storm produced nearly 40,000 lightning strikes between Sunday and Monday. The lightning and in-cloud flashes were observed in the last 24 hours over Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, with the most activity occurring Sunday evening. Although the storm brought plenty of lightning, but almost no rain, with the greatest rain total of .44 inches at Sudden Peak on Sunday. By Monday morning, heavy showers, thunderstorms and 35-mph winds were reported in eastern Los Angeles County.

http://strangesounds.org/2017/09/volatile-storm-ignites-40000-lightning-strikes-in-southwest-california-sky-video.html 

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Obama Foundation to Hold Inaugural Event Oct. 31

September 13, 2017

With a new video message released Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his post-presidential foundation will host its inaugural event later this fall in Chicago. The Obama Foundation Summit, as it is being billed, will take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1: [T]he Obama Foundation will welcome civic leaders from around Chicago, the U.S., and the world to join us for a two-day immersive event in Chicago. During this inaugural Summit, hundreds of leaders from around the world will come together to exchange ideas, explore creative solutions to common problems, and experience civic art, technology, and music from around the world. In his video invitation, Obama states: "We want to inspire and empower people to change the world. And we hope you'll be a part of it." In reality, the event is likely to be a very public display of opposition to President Donald Trump, his administration, and his agenda. According to the Obama Foundation website, a number of slots have been left open for “incredible young leaders who are passionate about social change and civic engagement.” It further states: The ideal candidate is active in their community, and will bring a unique perspective to share with other attendees. No matter if you’re from a rural town or a big city, we want to hear about the positive impact you’re having in your community, and why you should join us in Chicago.

http://www.trunews.com/article/obama-foundation-to-hold-inaugural-event-oct.-31 

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NAVY RELEASES McCAIN’s RECORDS – McCain was personally responsible for the deadliest fire in the history of the US Navy

September 11, 2017 by Edward Morgan WAYNE MADSEN/WAYNE MADSEN REPORT INTRODUCTION:

Donald Trump Was ‘Spot On’ Relating To John McCain’s Military Career & Records

John McCain was a ‘rat’ or ‘stoolie’ telling on other U.S. officers being held captive at the Hanoi Hilton prison. When McCain first went to congress, members of congress turned their backs on him and did not communicate with him because of this, and also how he disgraced the military and his fellow officers who were severely punished by the North Vietnam guards and commanders of the Communist prison by McCain ratting them out. I am also led to believe that McCain was referred to as ‘the canary’ by the other officers for telling or squealing on the others. If you search the internet you will find some of these articles about what McCain did to his fellow officers in captivity and the stories of the other brave officers who reported on McCain upon returning to the United States. He was also given special treatment by the communists while in prison, because his father was a 4 star Admiral. Donald Trump was and is CORRECT! Dr. James P. Wickstro Navy Releases McCain’s Records McCain was personally responsible for the deadliest fire in the history of the US Navy. That catastrophe, with 27 dead and over 100 wounded trumps McCain’s record as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.

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* * * * * * * * * * * * *USS Forrestal, July 29, 1967 – The worst accident aboard a US Navy surface vessel since WWII BY WAYNE MADSEN/WAYNE MADSEN REPORT The Navy released John McCain’s military record after a Freedom of Information Act request from the Associated Press. The record is packed with information on McCain’s medals and commendations but little else. The one thing that the McCain campaign does not want to see released is the record of McCain’s antics on board the USS Forestal in 1967. McCain was personally responsible for the deadliest fire in the history of the US Navy. That catastrophe, with 27 dead and over 100 wounded trumps McCain’s record as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. WMR has learned additional details regarding the deadly fire aboard the Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Forrestal, on July 19, 1967 in the Gulf of Tonkin. The additional details point to then-Lt. Commander John McCain playing more of a role in triggering the fire and explosions than previously reported. On January 16, 2006, WMR reported that according to a US Navy sailor who was aboard the Forrestal on the fateful day of the fire, “McCain and the Forrestal’s skipper, Capt. John K. Beling, were warned about the danger of using M-65 1000-lb. bombs manufactured in 1935, which were deemed too dangerous to use during World War II and, later, on B-52 bombers. The fire from the Zuni missile misfire resulted in the heavy 1000 pound bombs being knocked loose from the pylons of McCain’s A-4 aircraft, which were only designed to hold 500-pound bombs.” WMR further reported, “The unstable bombs had a 60-second cook-off threshold in a fire situation and this warning was known to both Beling and McCain prior to the disaster.” WMR also cited the potential that McCain’s Navy records were used against him by the neo-cons in control of the Pentagon. “The neo-cons, who have had five years to examine every file within the Department of Defense, have likely accessed documents that could prove embarrassing to McCain, who was on board the USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, and whose A-4 Skyhawk was struck by an air-to-ground Zuni missile that had misfired from an F-4 Phantom.” WMR has been informed that crewmen aboard the Forrestal have provided additional information about the Forrestal incident. It is believed by many crewmen and those who have investigated the case that McCain deliberately “wet-started” his A-4E to shake up the guy in the plane behind his A-4. “Wet-starts”, done either deliberately or accidentally, shoot a large flame from the tail of the aircraft. In McCain’s case, the “wet-start” apparently “cooked off” and launched the Zuni rocket from the rear F-4 that touched off the explosions and massive fire. The F-4 pilot was reportedly killed in the conflagration. “Wet starting” was apparently a common practice among young “hot-dog” pilots. McCain was quickly transferred to the USS Oriskany (the only Forrestal crewman to be immediately transferred). Three months later, McCain was shot down over North Vietnam on October 26, 1967. As WMR previously reported, at the time of the Forrestal disaster, McCain’s father, Admiral John McCain, Jr., was Commander-in-Chief of US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) and was busy covering up the details of the deadly and pre-meditated June 8, 1967, Israeli attack on the NSA spy ship, the USS Liberty. [John McCain is one of the best cases against military ‘nepotism’ in American history.] The fact that both McCains were involved in two incidents just weeks apart that resulted in a total death count of 168 on the Forrestal and the Liberty, with an additional injury count of 234 on both ships (with a number of them later dying from their wounds) with an accompanying classified paper-trail inside the Pentagon, may be all that was needed to hold a Sword of Damocles over the head of the “family honor”-oriented McCain by the neo-cons. WMR has also been informed by knowledgeable sources, including an ex-Navy A-4 pilot, the “wet-start game” was a common occurrence. However, it is between “very unlikely” and “impossible” for the Forrestal “wet start” to have been accidental. “Wet starts” were later rendered impossible by automated engine controls. Wayne Madsen reports on military and political affairs in Washington at his website, WayneMadsenReport.com.

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USS Forrestal Mishap July 29, 1967 McCain Lies About Being Tortured As A P.O.W.

From: NATIONAL VIETNAM P.O.W. STRIKE FORCE

To: CBS News, 10/12/97

You did not do your homework well enough on “Hanoi John” McCain. If you had read the lengthy article about him in the April 1973 issue of U.S. News and World Report, you would have seen that in none of his quotes did he allege torture, except from the irate civilians at the scene of his crash. Once in captivity, he lived in relative splendor compared to his hapless cohorts who refused to denounce America on the radio and paid for their patriotism in blood, literally. Here are some other facts your sloppy journalism omitted: (1) USAF Major Overly could not have cared for McCain’s “wounds” for very long; he collaborated and accepted early release in less than five months from shootdown. (2) Another of McCain’s roommates “disappeared” and was not released at Homecoming I. McCain was kept in the camp for “progressives” (collaborators) and away from “reactionaries” (John Wayne types who spit in the face of their torturers). Other roommates were Day and Flynn, both of whom made propaganda broadcasts along with McCain urging pilots to return to carriers and soldiers to surrender. (3) McCain returned from communist captivity 10 pounds heavier. (4) Patricia O’Grady, daughter of a POW/MIA, on a visit to Hanoi to look for her father, was given a tour of the “Hanoi Hilton” prison. They showed her McCain’s cell. It had a writing desk, a large bed, a goldfish bowl, a flush toilet and a nice window of downtown Hanoi out the window. (5) Both North Vietnamese Generals Giap and Bui Tin met with McCain in his cell. No other returned POWs reported meeting with high-ranking generals. I have a picture of McCain enjoying a large plate of food while talking to a Soviet KGB officer in the Foreign Ministry. A Soviet doctor was rushed to Hanoi to treat his wounds. (6) In personal conversations I have had with General Bui Tin, he assured me they never touched McCain, saying that since he was the son of the CINCPACFLT Admiral, “He too important”. (7) McCain said in 1973, he sustained his ordeal with his “love for his wife”. In a matter of months he had dumped her for a woman 1/3rd his age whose father owned the Coors Beer franchise in Phoenix. (His good friend Senator Kerry, about the same time, dumped his wife after fornicating with Jane Fonda.) McCain also has a secret “wife” in Hanoi and an illegitimate son. (8) McCain would sit beside with army officers at a table when newly-captured pilots arrived and urged them to cooperate. (9) McCain viciously fought against the formation of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA and then got on it and sabotaged any hopes of finding real answers. He called me and others crooks profiteering on the issue, yet he is the biggest loot recipient of the Keating Five. (10) If the “Crowned Prince” of the “Plantation” does not stop his outlandish lies about his “torture”, several of his fellow POW’s “will” soon break their “code of silence”. McCain is a brainwashed Manchurian candidate who has fawningly supported Hanoi and the Communist Bloc countries ever since he entered congress. The man is a liar, a traitor and a crook. Any senator who uses the word “scumbag” 20 times a day addressing his employees is not fit to serve. Also, CBS, you went on to a segment of a Latino who was on death row (wrongfully) in a “miscarriage of justice”. The biggest “MOJ” of this decade would be for traitor and Hanoi lover McCain to continue in office after the 1998 elections.

Joe L. Jordan USN Squadron VQ-1 Da Nang 1967-68 National Vietnam P.O.W. Strike Force P.S. McCain is the only returned POW NEVER TO BE DEBRIEFED.

Source: CONTACT: THE PHOENIX PROJECT, October 27, 1997, Volume 18, Number 9, Page 10.

John McCain: Traitor Forbidden Knowledge TV Feb. 3, 2015

Earl Hopper spent 30 years with the Army in Airborne Special Services and with Army Intelligence and he was a founding member of the National League of Families, dedicated to returning living POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War. He and those interviewed allege that the narrative propagated by McCain, of his five and a half years as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam is about as far from the truth as one could possibly imagine. They allege that McCain, from the very first moments of his capture behaved as a COLLABORATOR and propaganda tool for his North Vietnamese captors. McCain is described as engaging in no less than 30, and up to 38 anti-American propaganda broadcasts for Radio Hanoi during the period of his captivity. Far from the image of the dedicated American “hero” sweating it out in a North Vietnamese prisoner’s “hotbox” for five and half years, McCain was observed by fellow prisoners to be receiving special treatment by his captors, who were fully aware of his father’s and grandfather’s 4-star Admiral positions with the US Navy. Not a single contemporary captive interviewed here ever witnessed McCain’s alleged “torture” at the hands of his jailers and the consensus opinion of the other POWs in McCain’s camps was that McCain was actually NEVER tortured by the North Vietnamese. McCain’s disgraceful and wholly reprehensible conduct (along with that of John Kerry) during the 1991-93 Senate Committee on POW/MIAs, where McCain made massive efforts to block the release of classified documents and is described here as the person who did the “most harm” to the movement of families who wanted to rescue any remaining loved ones, left behind in Vietnam and Laos. McCain is described by those interviewed in this clip as perhaps the person who did the most to quash this movement – and they suspect that this was because he didn’t want the truth to be revealed by them. To them, his actions leave no doubt that McCain is a traitor to this country and its veterans and especially, to the [POWs and MIAs and their families].

*** John Mccain Traitor- By Vietnam Vets And Pow’s

McCain and the POW Cover-Up By Sydney Schanberg July 1, 2010 [QUOTING:]

The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam. Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story. * * * John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books. Almost as striking is the manner in which the mainstream press has shied from reporting the POW story and McCain’s role in it, even as the Republican Party has made McCain’s military service the focus of his presidential campaign. Reporters who had covered the Vietnam War turned their heads and walked in other directions. McCain doesn’t talk about the missing men, and the press never asks him about them. The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. There exists a telling mass of official documents, radio intercepts, witness depositions, satellite photos of rescue symbols that pilots were trained to use, electronic messages from the ground containing the individual code numbers given to airmen, a rescue mission by a special forces unit that was aborted twice by Washington—and even sworn testimony by two Defense secretaries that “men were left behind.” This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number—the documents indicate probably hundreds—of the U.S. prisoners held by Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy combat pilot John S. McCain. Mass of Evidence The Pentagon had been withholding significant information from POW families for years. What’s more, the Pentagon’s POW/MIA operation had been publicly shamed by internal whistleblowers and POW families for holding back documents as part of a policy of “debunking” POW intelligence even when the information was obviously credible. The pressure from the families and Vietnam veterans finally forced the creation, in late 1991, of a Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. The chairman was John Kerry. McCain, as a former POW, was its most pivotal member. In the end, the committee became part of the debunking machine. One of the sharpest critics of the Pentagon’s performance was an insider, Air Force Lt. Gen. Eugene Tighe, who headed the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during the 1970s. He openly challenged the Pentagon’s position that no live prisoners existed, saying that the evidence proved otherwise. McCain was a bitter opponent of Tighe, who was eventually pushed into retirement. Included in the evidence that McCain and his government allies suppressed or sought to discredit is a transcript of a senior North Vietnamese general’s briefing of the Hanoi politburo, discovered in Soviet archives by an American scholar in 1993. The briefing took place only four months before the 1973 peace accords. The general, Tran Van Quang, told the politburo members that Hanoi was holding 1,205 American prisoners but would keep many of them at war’s end as leverage to ensure getting war reparations from Washington. Throughout the Paris negotiations, the North Vietnamese tied the prisoner issue tightly to the issue of reparations. They were adamant in refusing to deal with them separately. Finally, in a Feb. 2, 1973 formal letter to Hanoi’s premier, Pham Van Dong, Nixon pledged $3.25 billion in “postwar reconstruction” aid “without any political conditions.” But he also attached to the letter a codicil that said the aid would be implemented by each party “in accordance with its own constitutional provisions.” That meant Congress would have to approve the appropriation, and Nixon and Kissinger knew well that Congress was in no mood to do so. The North Vietnamese, whether or not they immediately understood the double-talk in the letter, remained skeptical about the reparations promise being honored—and it never was. Hanoi thus appears to have held back prisoners—just as it had done when the French were defeated at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and withdrew their forces from Vietnam. In that case, France paid ransoms for prisoners and brought them home. In a private briefing in 1992, high-level CIA officials told me that as the years passed and the ransom never came, it became more and more difficult for either government to admit that it knew from the start about the unacknowledged prisoners. Those prisoners had not only become useless as bargaining chips but also posed a risk to Hanoi’s desire to be accepted into the international community. The CIA officials said their intelligence indicated strongly that the remaining men—those who had not died from illness or hard labor or torture—were eventually executed. My own research, detailed below, has convinced me that it is not likely that more than a few—if any—are alive in captivity today. (That CIA briefing at the Agency’s Langley, Virginia, headquarters was conducted “off the record,” but because the evidence from my own reporting since then has brought me to the same conclusion, I felt there was no longer any point in not writing about the meeting.) For many reasons, including the absence of a political constituency for the missing men other than their families and some veterans’ groups, very few Americans are aware of the POW story and of McCain’s role in keeping it out of public view and denying the existence of abandoned POWs. That is because McCain has hardly been alone in his campaign to hide the scandal. The Arizona senator, now the Republican candidate for president, has actually been following the lead of every White House since Richard Nixon’s, and thus of every CIA director, Pentagon chief, and national security adviser, not to mention Dick Cheney, who was George H.W. Bush’s Defense secretary. Their biggest accomplice has been an indolent press, particularly in Washington. McCain’s Role An early and critical McCain secrecy move involved 1990 legislation that started in the House of Representatives. A brief and simple document, it was called “the Truth Bill” and would have compelled complete transparency about prisoners and missing men. Its core sentence reads: “[The] head of each department or agency which holds or receives any records and information, including live-sighting reports, which have been correlated or possibly correlated to United States personnel listed as prisoner of war or missing in action from World War II, the Korean conflict and the Vietnam conflict, shall make available to the public all such records held or received by that department or agency.” Bitterly opposed by the Pentagon (and thus McCain), the bill went nowhere. Reintroduced the following year, it again disappeared. But a few months later, a new measure, known as “the McCain Bill,”suddenly appeared. By creating a bureaucratic maze from which only a fraction of the documents could emerge—only records that revealed no POW secrets—it turned the Truth Bill on its head. The McCain bill became law in 1991 and remains so today. So crushing to transparency are its provisions that it actually spells out for the Pentagon and other agencies several rationales, scenarios, and justifications for not releasing any information at all—even about prisoners discovered alive in captivity. Later that year, the Senate Select Committee was created, where Kerry and McCain ultimately worked together to bury evidence. McCain was also instrumental in amending the Missing Service Personnel Act, which had been strengthened in 1995 by POW advocates to include criminal penalties, saying, “Any government official who knowingly and willfully withholds from the file of a missing person any information relating to the disappearance or whereabouts and status of a missing person shall be fined as provided in Title 18 or imprisoned not more than one year or both.” A year later, in a closed House-Senate conference on an unrelated military bill, McCain, at the behest of the Pentagon, attached a crippling amendment to the act, stripping out its only enforcement teeth, the criminal penalties, and reducing the obligations of commanders in the field to speedily search for missing men and to report the incidents to the Pentagon. About the relaxation of POW/MIA obligations on commanders in the field, a public McCain memo said, “This transfers the bureaucracy involved out of the [battle] field to Washington.” He wrote that the original legislation, if left intact, “would accomplish nothing but create new jobs for lawyers and turn military commanders into clerks.” McCain argued that keeping the criminal penalties would have made it impossible for the Pentagon to find staffers willing to work on POW/MIA matters. That’s an odd argument to make. Were staffers only “willing to work” if they were allowed to conceal POW records? By eviscerating the law, McCain gave his stamp of approval to the government policy of debunking the existence of live POWs. McCain has insisted again and again that all the evidence—documents, witnesses, satellite photos, two Pentagon chiefs’ sworn testimony, aborted rescue missions, ransom offers apparently scorned—has been woven together by unscrupulous deceivers to create an insidious and unpatriotic myth. He calls it the “bizarre rantings of the MIA hobbyists.” He has regularly vilified those who keep trying to pry out classified documents as “hoaxers,” “charlatans,” “conspiracy theorists,” and “dime-store Rambos.” Some of McCain’s fellow captives at Hoa Lo prison in Hanoi didn’t share his views about prisoners left behind. Before he died of leukemia in 1999, retired Col. Ted Guy, a highly admired POW and one of the most dogged resisters in the camps, wrote an angry open letter to the senator in an MIA newsletter—a response to McCain’s stream of insults hurled at MIA activists. Guy wrote, “John, does this [the insults] include Senator Bob Smith [a New Hampshire Republican and activist on POW issues] and other concerned elected officials? Does this include the families of the missing where there is overwhelming evidence that their loved ones were ‘last known alive’? Does this include some of your fellow POWs?” It’s not clear whether the taped confession McCain gave to his captors to avoid further torture has played a role in his postwar behavior in the Senate. That confession was played endlessly over the prison loudspeaker system at Hoa Lo—to try to break down other prisoners—and was broadcast over Hanoi’s state radio. Reportedly, he confessed to being a war criminal who had bombed civilian targets. The Pentagon has a copy of the confession but will not release it. Also, no outsider I know of has ever seen a non-redacted copy of the debriefing of McCain when he returned from captivity, which is classified but could be made public by McCain.

[In an interview with 60 Minutes in 1997, McCain mentioned the confession his North Vietnamese captors forced him to write: “I was guilty of war crimes against the Vietnamese people. I intentionally bombed women and children.” The truth, of course, is that what McCain wrote under duress is actually an accurate statement. – https://www.lewrockwell.com/ 2008/ 09/ laurence-]   All humans have breaking points. Many men undergoing torture give confessions, often telling huge lies so their fakery will be understood by their comrades and their country. Few will fault them. But it was McCain who apparently felt he had disgraced himself and his military family. His father, John S. McCain II, was a highly regarded rear admiral then serving as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific. His grandfather was also a rear admiral. In his bestselling 1999 autobiography, Faith of My Fathers, McCain says he felt bad throughout his captivity because he knew he was being treated more leniently than his fellow POWs, owing to his high-ranking father and thus his propaganda value. Other prisoners at Hoa Lo say his captors considered him a prize catch and called him the “Crown Prince,” something McCain acknowledges in the book. Also in this memoir, McCain expresses guilt at having broken under torture and given the confession. “I felt faithless and couldn’t control my despair,” he writes, revealing that he made two “feeble” attempts at suicide. (In later years, he said he tried to hang himself with his shirt and guards intervened.) Tellingly, he says he lived in “dread” that his father would find out about the confession. “I still wince,” he writes, “when I recall wondering if my father had heard of my disgrace.” He says that when he returned home, he told his father about the confession, but “never discussed it at length”—and the admiral, who died in 1981, didn’t indicate he had heard anything about it before. But he had. In the 1999 memoir, the senator writes, “I only recently learned that the tape … had been broadcast outside the prison and had come to the attention of my father.” Is McCain haunted by these memories? Does he suppress POW information because its surfacing would rekindle his feelings of shame? On this subject, all I have are questions. Many stories have been written about McCain’s explosive temper, so volcanic that colleagues are loath to speak openly about it. One veteran congressman who has observed him over the years asked for confidentiality and made this brief comment: “This is a man not at peace with himself.” He was certainly far from calm on the Senate POW committee. He browbeat expert witnesses who came with information about unreturned POWs. Family members who have personally faced McCain and pressed him to end the secrecy also have been treated to his legendary temper. He has screamed at them, insulted them, brought women to tears. Mostly his responses to them have been versions of: How dare you question my patriotism? In 1996, he roughly pushed aside a group of POW family members who had waited outside a hearing room to appeal to him, including a mother in a wheelchair. But even without answers to what may be hidden in the recesses of McCain’s mind, one thing about the POW story is clear: if American prisoners were dishonored by being written off and left to die, that’s something the American public ought to know about. 10 Key Pieces of Evidence That Men Were Left Behind 1. In Paris, where the Vietnam peace treaty was negotiated, the United States asked Hanoi for the list of American prisoners to be returned, fearing that Hanoi would hold some prisoners back. The North Vietnamese refused, saying they would produce the list only after the treaty was signed. Nixon agreed with Kissinger that they had no leverage left, and Kissinger signed the accord on Jan. 27, 1973 without the prisoner list. When Hanoi produced its list of 591 prisoners the next day, U.S. intelligence agencies expressed shock at the low number. Their number was hundreds higher. The New York Times published a long, page-one story on Feb. 2, 1973 about the discrepancy, especially raising questions about the number of prisoners held in Laos, only nine of whom were being returned. The headline read, in part, “Laos POW List Shows 9 from U.S.—Document Disappointing to Washington as 311 Were Believed Missing.” And the story, by John Finney, said that other Washington officials “believe the number of prisoners [in Laos] is probably substantially higher.” The paper never followed up with any serious investigative reporting—nor did any other mainstream news organization. 2. Two Defense secretaries who served during the Vietnam War testified to the Senate POW committee in September 1992 that prisoners were not returned. James Schlesinger and Melvin Laird, both speaking at a public session and under oath, said they based their conclusions on strong intelligence data—letters, eyewitness reports, even direct radio contacts. Under questioning, Schlesinger chose his words carefully, understanding clearly the volatility of the issue: “I think that as of now that I can come to no other conclusion … some were left behind.” This ran counter to what President Nixon told the public in a nationally televised speech on March 29, 1973, when the repatriation of the 591 was in motion: “Tonight,” Nixon said, “the day we have all worked and prayed for has finally come. For the first time in 12 years, no American military forces are in Vietnam. All our American POWs are on their way home.” Documents unearthed since then show that aides had already briefed Nixon about the contrary evidence. Schlesinger was asked by the Senate committee for his explanation of why President Nixon would have made such a statement when he knew Hanoi was still holding prisoners. He replied, “One must assume that we had concluded that the bargaining position of the United States … was quite weak. We were anxious to get our troops out and we were not going to roil the waters…” This testimony struck me as a bombshell. The New York Times appropriately reported it on page one but again there was no sustained follow-up by the Times or any other major paper or national news outlet. 3. Over the years, the DIA received more than 1,600 first-hand sightings of live American prisoners and nearly 14,000 second-hand reports. Many witnesses interrogated by CIA or Pentagon intelligence agents were deemed “credible” in the agents’ reports. Some of the witnesses were given lie-detector tests and passed. Sources provided me with copies of these witness reports, which are impressive in their detail. A lot of the sightings described a secondary tier of prison camps many miles from Hanoi. Yet the DIA, after reviewing all these reports, concluded that they “do not constitute evidence” that men were alive. 4. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, listening stations picked up messages in which Laotian military personnel spoke about moving American prisoners from one labor camp to another. These listening posts were manned by Thai communications officers trained by the National Security Agency (NSA), which monitors signals worldwide. The NSA teams had moved out after the fall of Saigon in 1975 and passed the job to the Thai allies. But when the Thais turned these messages over to Washington, the intelligence community ruled that since the intercepts were made by a “third party”—namely Thailand—they could not be regarded as authentic. That’s some Catch-22: the U.S. trained a third party to take over its role in monitoring signals about POWs, but because that third party did the monitoring, the messages weren’t valid. Here, from CIA files, is an example that clearly exposes the farce. On Dec. 27, 1980, a Thai military signal team picked up a message saying that prisoners were being moved out of Attopeu (in southern Laos) by aircraft “at 1230 hours.” Three days later a message was sent from the CIA station in Bangkok to the CIA director’s office in Langley. It read, in part: “The prisoners … are now in the valley in permanent location (a prison camp at Nhommarath in Central Laos). They were transferred from Attopeu to work in various places … POWs were formerly kept in caves and are very thin, dark and starving.” Apparently the prisoners were real. But the transmission was declared “invalid” by Washington because the information came from a “third party” and thus could not be deemed credible. 5. A series of what appeared to be distress signals from Vietnam and Laos were captured by the government’s satellite system in the late 1980s and early ’90s. (Before that period, no search for such signals had been put in place.) Not a single one of these markings was ever deemed credible. To the layman’s eye, the satellite photos, some of which I’ve seen, show markings on the ground that are identical to the signals that American pilots had been specifically trained to use in their survival courses—such as certain letters, like X or K, drawn in a special way. Other markings were the secret four-digit authenticator numbers given to individual pilots. But time and again, the Pentagon, backed by the CIA, insisted that humans had not made these markings. What were they, then? “Shadows and vegetation,” the government said, insisting that the markings were merely normal topographical contours like saw-grass or rice-paddy divider walls. It was the automatic response—shadows and vegetation. On one occasion, a Pentagon photo expert refused to go along. It was a missing man’s name gouged into a field, he said, not trampled grass or paddy berms. His bosses responded by bringing in an outside contractor who found instead, yes, shadows and vegetation. This refrain led Bob Taylor, a highly regarded investigator on the Senate committee staff who had examined the photographic evidence, to comment to me: “If grass can spell out people’s names and secret digit codes, then I have a newfound respect for grass.” 6. On Nov. 11, 1992, Dolores Alfond, the sister of missing airman Capt. Victor Apodaca and chair of the National Alliance of Families, an organization of relatives of POW/MIAs, testified at one of the Senate committee’s public hearings. She asked for information about data the government had gathered from electronic devices used in a classified program known as PAVE SPIKE. The devices were motion sensors, dropped by air, designed to pick up enemy troop movements. Shaped on one end like a spike with an electronic pod and antenna on top, they were designed to stick in the ground as they fell. Air Force planes would drop them along the Ho Chi Minh trail and other supply routes. The devices, though primarily sensors, also had rescue capabilities. Someone on the ground—a downed airman or a prisoner on a labor gang —could manually enter data into the sensor. All data were regularly collected electronically by U.S. planes flying overhead. Alfond stated, without any challenge or contradiction by the committee, that in 1974, a year after the supposedly complete return of prisoners, the gathered data showed that a person or people had manually entered into the sensors—as U.S. pilots had been trained to do—no less than 20 authenticator numbers that corresponded exactly to the classified authenticator numbers of 20 U.S. POWs who were lost in Laos. Alfond added, according to the transcript, “This PAVE SPIKE intelligence is seamless, but the committee has not discussed it or released what it knows about PAVE SPIKE.” McCain attended that committee hearing specifically to confront Alfond because of her criticism of the panel’s work. He bellowed and berated her for quite a while. His face turning anger-pink, he accused her of “denigrating” his “patriotism.” The bullying had its effect—she began to cry. After a pause Alfond recovered and tried to respond to his scorching tirade, but McCain simply turned away and stormed out of the room. The PAVE SPIKE file has never been declassified. We still don’t know anything about those 20 POWs. 7. As previously mentioned, in April 1993 in a Moscow archive, a researcher from Harvard, Stephen Morris, unearthed and made public the transcript of a briefing that General Tran Van Quang gave to the Hanoi politburo four months before the signing of the Paris peace accords in 1973. In the transcript, General Quang told the Hanoi politburo that 1,205 U.S. prisoners were being held. Quang said that many of the prisoners would be held back from Washington after the accords as bargaining chips for war reparations. General Quang’s report added: “This is a big number. Officially, until now, we published a list of only 368 prisoners of war. The rest we have not revealed. The government of the USA knows this well, but it does not know the exact number …and can only make guesses based on its losses. That is why we are keeping the number of prisoners of war secret, in accordance with the politburo’s instructions.” The report then went on to explain in clear and specific language that a large number would be kept back to ensure reparations. The reaction to the document was immediate. After two decades of denying it had kept any prisoners, Hanoi responded to the revelation by calling the transcript a fabrication. Similarly, Washington—which had over the same two decades refused to recant Nixon’s declaration that all the prisoners had been returned—also shifted into denial mode. The Pentagon issued a statement saying the document “is replete with errors, omissions and propaganda that seriously damage its credibility,” and that the numbers were “inconsistent with our own accounting.” Neither American nor Vietnamese officials offered any rationale for who would plant a forged document in the Soviet archives and why they would do so. Certainly neither Washington nor Moscow—closely allied with Hanoi—would have any motive, since the contents were embarrassing to all parties, and since both the United States and Vietnam had consistently denied the existence of unreturned prisoners. The Russian archivists simply said the document was “authentic.” 8. In his 2002 book, Inside Delta Force, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Haney described how in 1981 his special forces unit, after rigorous training for a POW rescue mission, had the mission suddenly aborted, revived a year later, and again abruptly aborted. Haney writes that this abandonment of captured soldiers ate at him for years and left him disillusioned about his government’s vows to leave no men behind. “Years later, I spoke at length with a former highly placed member of the North Vietnamese diplomatic corps, and this person asked me point-blank: ‘Why did the Americans never attempt to recover their remaining POWs after the conclusion of the war?’” Haney writes. He continued, saying that he came to believe senior government officials had called off those missions in 1981 and 1982. (His account is on pages 314 to 321 of my paperback copy of the book.) 9. There is also evidence that in the first months of Ronald Reagan’s presidency in 1981, the White House received a ransom proposal for a number of POWs being held by Hanoi in Indochina. The offer, which was passed to Washington from an official of a third country, was apparently discussed at a meeting in the Roosevelt Room attended by Reagan, Vice President Bush, CIA director William Casey, and National Security Adviser Richard Allen. Allen confirmed the offer in sworn testimony to the Senate POW committee on June 23, 1992. Allen was allowed to testify behind closed doors and no information was released. But a San Diego Union-Tribune reporter, Robert Caldwell, obtained the portion relating to the ransom offer and reported on it. The ransom request was for $4 billion, Allen testified. He said he told Reagan that “it would be worth the president’s going along and let’s have the negotiation.” When his testimony appeared in the Union-Tribune, Allen quickly wrote a letter to the panel, this time not under oath, recanting the ransom story and claiming his memory had played tricks on him. His new version was that some POW activists had asked him about such an offer in a meeting that took place in 1986, when he was no longer in government. “It appears,” he said in the letter, “that there never was a 1981 meeting about the return of POW/MIAs for $4 billion.” But the episode didn’t end there. A Treasury agent on Secret Service duty in the White House, John Syphrit, came forward to say he had overheard part of the ransom conversation in the Roosevelt Room in 1981, when the offer was discussed by Reagan, Bush, Casey, Allen, and other cabinet officials. Syphrit, a veteran of the Vietnam War, told the committee he was willing to testify, but they would have to subpoena him. Treasury opposed his appearance, arguing that voluntary testimony would violate the trust between the Secret Service and those it protects. It was clear that coming in on his own could cost Syphrit his career. The committee voted 7 to 4 not to subpoena him. In the committee’s final report, dated Jan. 13, 1993 (on page 284), the panel not only chastised Syphrit for his failure to testify without a subpoena (“The committee regrets that the Secret Service agent was unwilling …”), but noted that since Allen had recanted his testimony about the Roosevelt Room briefing, Syphrit’s testimony would have been “at best, uncorroborated by the testimony of any other witness.” The committee omitted any mention that it had made a decision not to ask the other two surviving witnesses, Bush and Reagan, to give testimony under oath. (Casey had died.) 10. In 1990, Col. Millard Peck, a decorated infantry veteran of Vietnam then working at the DIA as chief of the Asia Division for Current Intelligence, asked for the job of chief of the DIA’s Special Office for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. His reason for seeking the transfer, which was not a promotion, was that he had heard from officials throughout the Pentagon that the POW/MIA office had been turned into a waste-disposal unit for getting rid of unwanted evidence about live prisoners—a “black hole,” these officials called it. Peck explained all this in his telling resignation letter of Feb. 12, 1991, eight months after he had taken the job. He said he viewed it as “sort of a holy crusade” to restore the integrity of the office but was defeated by the Pentagon machine. The four-page, single-spaced letter was scathing, describing the putative search for missing men as “a cover-up.” Peck charged that, at its top echelons, the Pentagon had embraced a “mind-set to debunk” all evidence of prisoners left behind. “That national leaders continue to address the prisoner of war and missing in action issue as the ‘highest national priority,’ is a travesty,” he wrote. “The entire charade does not appear to be an honest effort, and may never have been. … Practically all analysis is directed to finding fault with the source. Rarely has there been any effective, active follow through on any of the sightings, nor is there a responsive ‘action arm’ to routinely and aggressively pursue leads.” “I became painfully aware,” his letter continued, “that I was not really in charge of my own office, but was merely a figurehead or whipping boy for a larger and totally Machiavellian group of players outside of DIA … I feel strongly that this issue is being manipulated and controlled at a higher level, not with the goal of resolving it, but more to obfuscate the question of live prisoners and give the illusion of progress through hyperactivity.” He named no names but said these players are “unscrupulous people in the Government or associated with the Government” who “have maintained their distance and remained hidden in the shadows, while using the [POW] Office as a ‘toxic waste dump’ to bury the whole ‘mess’ out of sight.” Peck added that “military officers … who in some manner have ‘rocked the boat’ [have] quickly come to grief.” Peck concluded, “From what I have witnessed, it appears that any soldier left in Vietnam, even inadvertently, was, in fact, abandoned years ago, and that the farce that is being played is no more than political legerdemain done with ‘smoke and mirrors’ to stall the issue until it dies a natural death.” The disillusioned colonel not only resigned but asked to be retired immediately from active military service. The press never followed up. My Pursuit of the Story I covered the war in Cambodia and Vietnam, but came to the POW information only slowly afterward, when military officers I knew from that conflict began coming to me with maps and POW sightings and depositions by Vietnamese witnesses. I was then city editor of the New York Times, no longer involved in foreign or national stories, so I took the data to the appropriate desks and suggested it was material worth pursuing. There were no takers. Some years later, in 1991, when I was an op-ed columnist at Newsday, the aforementioned special Senate committee was formed to probe the POW issue. I saw this as an opening and immersed myself in the reporting. At Newsday, I wrote 36 columns over a two-year period, as well as a four-part series on a trip I took to North Vietnam to report on what happened to one missing pilot who was shot down over the Ho Chi Minh trail and captured when he parachuted down. . Their disinterest was paAfter Newsday, I wrote thousands more words on the subject for other outlets. Some of the pieces were about McCain’s key role. Though I wrote on many subjects for Life, Vanity Fair, and Washington Monthly, my POW articles appeared in Penthouse, the Village Voice, and APBnews.com. Mainstream publications just weren’t interested rt of what motivated me, and I became one of a very short list of journalists who considered the story important. Serving in the Army in Germany during the Cold War and witnessing combat firsthand as a reporter in India and Indochina led me to have great respect for those who fight for their country. To my mind, we dishonored U.S. troops when our government failed to bring them home from Vietnam after the 591 others were released—and then claimed they didn’t exist. And politicians dishonor themselves when they pay lip service to the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers only to leave untold numbers behind, rationalizing to themselves that it’s merely one of the unfortunate costs of war. John McCain—now campaigning for the White House as a war hero, maverick, and straight shooter—owes the voters some explanations. The press were long ago wooed and won by McCain’s seeming openness, Lone Ranger pose, and self-deprecating humor, which may partly explain their ignoring his record on POWs. In the numerous, lengthy McCain profiles that have appeared of late in papers like the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, I may have missed a clause or a sentence along the way, but I have not found a single mention of his role in burying information about POWs. Television and radio news programs have been similarly silent. Reporters simply never ask him about it. They didn’t when he ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in 2000. They haven’t now, despite the fact that we’re in the midst of another war—a war he supports and one that has echoes of Vietnam. The only explanation McCain has ever offered for his leadership on legislation that seals POW files is that he believes the release of such information would only stir up fresh grief for the families of those who were never accounted for in Vietnam. Of the scores of POW families I’ve met over the years, only a few have said they want the books closed without knowing what happened to their men. All the rest say that not knowing is exactly what grieves them. Isn’t it possible that what really worries those intent on keeping the POW documents buried is the public disgust that the contents of those files would generate? How the Senate Committee Perpetuated the Debunking …

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***READ THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT AT:  www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/mc 

Incumbent Sen. John McCain Running For A Fifth Term Rocky Montana May 27, 2016

The above compendium of the articles about the past behavior of John McCain tell it all. As McCain is now running for a fifth term as U.S. senator for Arizona, these articles are being posted once again in an effort to inform more Arizona voters and the American people about McCain past behavior. On November 8, 2016, Arizona voters either reelect John McCain for a fifth term, knowing that he has lied to and deceived the them and the American public throughout his political career, or they will finally do the right thing and run McCain out of office, and replace him with a more honest, honorable and deserving individual. The U.S. Senate and the Republican Party will do just fine without John McCain. In review: John “McCain was personally responsible for the deadliest fire in the history of the US Navy. That catastrophe, with 27 dead and over 100 wounded’ and over $72 million in aircraft damage, eclipses ‘McCain’s record as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.” McCain has admitted: “I’m not a war hero.” , but for nearly 50 years he has allowed falsehoods to be reported about himself by the controlled media and his colleagues in the Washington Establishment. They have repeatedly claimed that John McCain is a “war hero” and that he was tortured by his captors while “imprisoned” at Hanoi. Due to John McCain’s duplicity in falsely stating his war record, his captivity record, his cooperating with the enemy (North Vietnamese Communists), and his efforts to cover up the truth about P.O.W.’s left in Vietnam, speaks to the man’s character. His continued deceit and profiteering dishonors the memory of all legitimate war heros, war captives, P.O.W.’s left behind, and the military men and women who have died in service to our country. The above articles have been available to the Arizona voters and American public for decades, and yet the incumbent Senator has been undeservedly rewarded with a 34 year political career to date, from 1982 though 2016. Interested parties can contact John McCain or his staff at: Share Your Opinion – United States Senator John McCain

Washington, DC: Phone: (202) 224-2235 Fax: (202) 228-2862

Phoenix, AZ: Phone: (602) 952-2410 Fax: (855) 952-8702

Prescott, AZ: Phone: (928) 445-0833 Fax: (928) 445-8594

Tucson, AZ: Phone: (520) 670-6334 Fax: (520) 670-6637

Source: https://lozzafun1.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/navy-releases-mccains-records-mccain-was-personally-responsible-for-the-deadliest-fire-in-the-history-of-the-us-navy/ 

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Hillary Clinton Wanted to Craft Voodoo Dolls of Congress, Media

Hillary reveals her fascination with the occult yet again

Jamie White | Infowars.com - September 12, 2017

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton flirted with the idea of making voodoo dolls of certain members of Congress and the media in response to her email server scandal, according to her new book. The constant media coverage of her use of a secret email server frustrated Clinton because she insisted she “acted in good faith” – despite multiple attempts to cover up her activity – and eventually admitted to making a mistake. “It was like quicksand: the more you struggle, the deeper you sink. At times, I thought I must be going crazy. Other times I was sure it was the world that had gone nuts,” Clinton wrote. “Sometimes I snapped at my staff. I was tempted to make voodoo dolls of certain members of the press and Congress and stick them full of pins. Mostly, I was furious at myself.” The odd remark highlights Clinton’s penchant for the occult and voodoo, which were documented on numerous occasions, including rituals she performed in the White House while First Lady as revealed in the journalist Bob Woodward’s 1996 book The Choice. Long-time Clinton insider Larry Nichols also revealed that Hillary regularly attended a Witch coven in California during the 1990s. “Bill told me she was going out there, she and a group of women, and she would be a part of a Witches church,” Nichols said. “When Bill told me that you could’ve hit me with a baseball bat.” Additionally, Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta also participated in bizarre occult activities, such as “Spirit Cooking,” as revealed through WikiLeaks’ disclosure of thousands of Podesta’s private emails last year. These “Spirit Cooking” ceremonies were hosted by gore-prone performance artist Marina Abramovic, who is regularly depicted in various videos mixing a variety of human fluids, including blood and breast milk, into a congealed “paint” used to draw disturbing phrases and images. “Abramovic is known for her often-gory art that confronts pain and ritual. Her first performance involved repeatedly, stabbing herself in her hands. The next performance featured her throwing her nails, toenails, and hair into a flaming five-point star — which she eventually jumped inside of, causing her to lose consciousness,” writes Cassandra Fairbanks.

https://www.infowars.com/hillary-clinton-wanted-to-craft-voodoo-dolls-of-congress-media/ 

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The Death Of Free Speech Is Imminent: Government Begins Censorship Of Media Through Disingenuous Means

Mac Slavo September 12th, 2017

The death of free speech is imminent. Anyone with access to a computer and the internet can see that the United States mainstream media is nothing more than a propaganda machine designed to brainwash the masses into a lemming-like agreement with the government. And now, it’s oh-so-ironic that the same government that tells the media what to report on in order brainwash the public is seeking to quiet those who disagree and label them as “propaganda.” Some may call it fake news, others just want a different opinion rather than the left-leaning media hysteria we are accustomed to. But now, media outlet RT (Russia Today), founded in Russia will have to register with the United States as “foreign media;” which will forever give it the inaccurate title of “propaganda.” This doesn’t apply to merely the Russian version of the news outlet, but the American-run and operated site as well. According to The Hill, in a report on Monday, RT did not name the company that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has compelled to file paperwork under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, but blasted the edict as overreaching. “The war the US establishment wages with our journalists is dedicated to all the starry-eyed idealists who still believe in freedom of speech. Those who invented it, have buried it,” Margarita Simonyan, RT’s editor-in-chief, said about the registration. Media organizations have been exempted from the law, which is wide-ranging in its disclosure requirements and generally applies to political consultants and those working in lobbying or public relations. It would be a felony if RT is found to have willfully failed to register as a foreign agent, however. The registration would not stop the organization from operating, but requires regularly submitted paperwork that lists its sources of foreign government-tied revenue and the contacts it makes in the United States, and it would require any reporting to be labeled as being influenced or financed by the Russian government. –The Hill RT has also contracted with Julian Assange, who runs WikiLeaks and is suspected of leaking internal emails from the Democratic National Committee, so the fact that they are being singled out with attempts to silence their reporting is not a big surprise to anyone with functioning neurons. RT must be a threat to the political elites and the establishment, or they would be left alone while outlets like CNN brainwash and lie for profit to prop up the wealthy and powerful politicians they will stop at nothing to protect.

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-government-begins-censorship-of-media-through-disingenuous-means_09122017 

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China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds

Issue would be country’s biggest-ever U.S.-dollar bond sale and its first since 2004

By Manju Dalal and Carolyn Cui Updated Sept. 13, 2017 4:54 p.m. ET

China is laying the groundwork for its first sale of U.S.-dollar sovereign bonds in more than a decade, a move toward expanding its ties with global investors as its economy improves. The government is preparing to sell $2 billion in bonds this month, etc.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-prepares-sale-of-2-billion-in-u-s-dollar-bonds-1505292305 

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De-Dollarization Spikes - Venezuela Stops Accepting Dollars For Oil Payments

by Tyler Durden Sep 14, 2017 4:41 AM

As we previously noted, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said last Thursday that Venezuela will be looking to “free” itself from the U.S. dollar next week. According to Reuters, “Venezuela is going to implement a new system of international payments and will create a basket of currencies to free us from the dollar,” Maduro said in a multi-hour address to a new legislative “superbody.” He reportedly did not provide details of this new proposal. Maduro hinted further that the South American country would look to using the yuan instead, among other currencies. “If they pursue us with the dollar, we’ll use the Russian ruble, the yuan, yen, the Indian rupee, the euro,” Maduro also said. And today, as The Wall Street Journal reports, in an effort to circumvent U.S. sanctions, Venezuela is telling oil traders that it will no longer receive or send payments in dollars, people familiar with the new policy said. Oil traders who export Venezuelan crude or import oil products into the country have begun converting their invoices to euros. The state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA, known as PdVSA, has told its private joint venture partners to open accounts in euros and to convert existing cash holdings into Europe’s main currency, said one project partner. The new payment policy hasn’t been publicly announced, but Vice President Tareck El Aissami, who has been blacklisted by the U.S., said Friday, "To fight against the economic blockade there will be a basket of currencies to liberate us from the dollar." There is no major market reaction for now - a modest bid to Bitcoin and some weakness in EUR and Gold (seems someone wants this to look like nothing). “You can say whatever you want for your domestic propaganda and make it look like you’re retaliating against the U.S.... This political posturing will only be to their detriment.” So what happens if Europe also sanctions Venezuela? Will Rubles or Yuan... or Gold be the only way to buy Venezuela's oil? * * * This decision by the nation with the world's largest proven oil reserves comes just days after China and Russia unveiled the latest Oil/Yuan/Gold triad at the latest BRICS conference. It’s when President Putin starts talking that the BRICS reveal their true bombshell. Geopolitically and geo-economically, Putin’s emphasis is on a “fair multipolar world”, and “against protectionism and new barriers in global trade.” The message is straight to the point. “Russia shares the BRICS countries’ concerns over the unfairness of the global financial and economic architecture, which does not give due regard to the growing weight of the emerging economies. We are ready to work together with our partners to promote international financial regulation reforms and to overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies.” “To overcome the excessive domination of the limited number of reserve currencies” is the politest way of stating what the BRICS have been discussing for years now; how to bypass the US dollar, as well as the petrodollar. Beijing is ready to step up the game. Soon China will launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold. This means that Russia – as well as Iran, the other key node of Eurasia integration – may bypass US sanctions by trading energy in their own currencies, or in yuan. Inbuilt in the move is a true Chinese win-win; the yuan will be fully convertible into gold on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges. The new triad of oil, yuan and gold is actually a win-win-win. No problem at all if energy providers prefer to be paid in physical gold instead of yuan. The key message is the US dollar being bypassed. RC – via the Russian Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China – have been developing ruble-yuan swaps for quite a while now. Once that moves beyond the BRICS to aspiring “BRICS Plus” members and then all across the Global South, Washington’s reaction is bound to be nuclear (hopefully, not literally). Washington’s strategic doctrine rules RC should not be allowed by any means to be preponderant along the Eurasian landmass. Yet what the BRICS have in store geo-economically does not concern only Eurasia – but the whole Global South. Sections of the War Party in Washington bent on instrumentalizing India against China – or against RC – may be in for a rude awakening. As much as the BRICS may be currently facing varied waves of economic turmoil, the daring long-term road map, way beyond the Xiamen Declaration, is very much in place. * * * Having threatened China today with exclusion from SWIFT, we suspect Washington is rapidly running out of any great ally to sustain the petrodollar-driven hegemony (and implicitly its war machine). Cue the calls for a Venezuelan invasion in 3...2..1...!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-13/de-dollarization-spikes-venezuela-stops-accepting-dollars-oil-payments 

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Ex-President Carter: Give Trump credit on forcing immigration debate

Published September 14, 2017 Fox News

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday expressed optimism that President Donald Trump might break a legislative logjam with his six-month deadline for Congress to address the immigration status of 800,000-plus U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. Carter told Emory University students that the "pressures and the publicity that Trump has brought to the immigration issue" could even yield comprehensive immigration law changes that Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama could not muster. "I don't see that as a hopeless cause," Carter said. He added that Trump's critics, including himself, "have to give him credit when he does some things that are not as bad" as they are depicted. "As a matter of fact, to give Trump some due, he hasn't ended DACA yet," Carter said. "What he said is he's given the Congress six months to address the issue, which is long overdue." He also noted that Trump has waffled on whether he'd actually move to deport so-called "dreamers" if Congress doesn't act. As the 92-year-old Democrat spoke at Emory in Atlanta, Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi of California and Chuck Schumer of New York were huddled with the Republican Trump at the White House; afterward, Pelosi and Schumer announced a deal they said would protect young immigrants from deportation and grant some Republican demands on border security. Carter reminded students that Obama, whom Carter supported, failed to win passage for the Dream Act -- named for the sometimes sympathetic stories of the young immigrants -- even when he had Democratic majorities on Capitol Hill. The 39th president, who served one term from 1977 to 1981, blamed both major parties for an inability to pass any major immigration law overhaul since a 1986 law signed by President Ronald Reagan. Carter lost to Reagan in November 1980. Carter said members of his party have been too reluctant to make deals on border enforcement, though he clarified that technological investments would be better than Trump's proposal for a physical wall. Carter said Republicans are too quick to dismiss discussions of "amnesty" for "longtime residents."The deal between Democrats and Trump does not include a U.S-Mexico border wall that was a centerpiece of Trump's presidential campaign. Beyond immigration, Carter told students he supports a single-payer health care system, and he recalled proposing a measure as president that would have phased in a "Medicare-for-all" structure by extending benefits first to children, then to older Americans as the federal budget allowed. That did not pass. Democratic support is growing for Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposal to extend Medicare coverage to all Americans, a trend that Carter noted. Carter said earlier this year that he voted for Sanders over Hillary Clinton in Georgia's 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He also told of collapsing earlier this year while working on a Habitat for Humanity project in Canada and being hospitalized. When he was released, he said, he asked what he owed. "Zero," he recalled. "The Canadian taxpayers paid for my treatment." Carter acknowledged to students the considerable expense of single-payer models and the political risks for his party if they anger the private insurance industry and push the tax hikes necessary to pay for universal coverage. Still, he concluded, "Theoretically, it's the best system." The Associated Press contributed to this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/14/ex-president-carter-give-trump-credit-on-forcing-immigration-debate.html 

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Trump cuts off visas for countries that refuse deported immigrants

by Anna Giaritelli | Sep 13, 2017, 3:47 PM

The Trump administration announced Wednesday it has ordered the State Department to limit certain visas for Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone because those countries have refused to accept the return of its nationals who are deported from the United States. "International law obligates each country to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States," Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said in a statement. "Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have failed in that responsibility. The United States itself routinely cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting its citizens when asked, as do the majority of countries in the world. However, these countries have failed to do so, and that one-way street ends with these sanctions." "American citizens have been harmed because foreign governments refuse to take back their citizens. These sanctions will ensure that the problem these countries pose will get no worse as ICE continues its work to remove dangerous criminals from the United States," said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan. State Secretary Rex Tillerson has told U.S. consular officers in the four countries to impose visa restrictions on certain categories of applicants. These restrictions will be determined on a country-by-country basis. "The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has discontinued the issuance of B visas (temporary visitors for business or pleasure) for Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs employees, with the rank of Director General and above, and their families. The U.S. Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea, has discontinued the issuance of all B visas (temporary visitors for business or pleasure)," the State Department announced. "The United States Embassy in Conakry, Guinea, has discontinued the issuance of B visas (temporary visitors for business or pleasure), and F, J, and M visas (temporary visitors for student and exchange programs) to Guinean government officials and their immediate family members," the memo stated. "The United States Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has discontinued the issuance of B visas (temporary visitors for business or pleasure) to Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials and immigration officials." If the countries continue not to cooperate with the U.S., the State Department will expand the visa sanctions to additional visa groups in that country. Tillerson will wait to lift sanctions until Duke confirms each one is cooperating. In mid-August, DHS said it had submitted a letter to the State Department asking for visas to some citizens in those same four nations be suspended. While a presidential candidate, Trump promised to take more action to get countries to take back people the U.S. sought to deport. Eight of the 20 countries that had fought the change are now working with the U.S. government to take back their citizens. ICE has had to release 2,137 Guinean and 831 Sierra Leone nationals, "many with serious criminal convictions," because their home countries refused to accept them back, according to the DHS release. Similarly, the Eritrean and Cambodian governments refused to issue travel documents for its citizens to be transported back. ICE was forced to free 700 illegal immigrants from Eritrea and 1,900 Cambodian nationals.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-cuts-off-visas-for-countries-that-refuse-deported-immigrants/article/2634314 

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The Palestinians' "Jewish Problem"

by Bassam Tawil September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

According to the Palestinians, the two US envoys seem fully to have endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's positions instead of representing the interests of the US. Why? Because they are Jews, and as such, their loyalty is to Israel before the US. Perhaps this view is a projection of what many Muslims would do if the circumstances were reversed. What we are actually witnessing is the never-ending search for excuses on the part of the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, not to engage in peace talks with Israel. The Palestinians do not like US President Donald Trump's envoys to the Middle East. Why? The answer -- which they make blindingly clear -- is because they are Jews. In the Palestinian perspective, all three envoys -- Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, cannot be honest brokers or represent US interests because, as Jews, their loyalty to Israel surpasses, in the Palestinian view, their loyalty to the United States. Sound like anti-Semitism? Yes, it does, and such assumptions provide further evidence of Palestinian prejudices and misconceptions. The Palestinians take for granted that any Jew serving in the US administration or other governments around the world should be treated with suspicion and mistrust. Moreover, the Palestinians do not hesitate to broadcast this view. Take for example, the recent Palestinian uproar over statements made by Friedman in an interview with the Israeli daily Jerusalem Post. One phrase that Friedman said during the interview has drawn strong condemnations from the Palestinians and some other Arabs. According to the Jerusalem Post: "The Left, he explained, is portrayed as believing that only if the 'alleged occupation' ended would Israel become a better society." Specifically, it was the use of the term "alleged occupation" that prompted the Palestinians to launch a smear campaign against Friedman -- one that includes references to his being a Jew as well as a to his being a supporter of Israel. This, as far as the Palestinians are concerned, is enough to disqualify him from serving as US Ambassador to Israel or playing any role whatsoever as an honest and fair mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One political analyst with close ties to the Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership in Ramallah called for removing Friedman from his job altogether. Commenting on the interview with the US ambassador, Palestinian political analyst Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul wrote: "David Friedman is known to the Palestinian people and leadership as an ugly Zionist colonial who arouses revulsion." Al-Ghoul called on President Trump to recall his ambassador to Israel and to instruct the State Department to start searching for a replacement. He said that the Palestinians are "have the right" to demand the removal of any ambassador or envoy who "trespasses diplomatic protocols." The political analyst's opinion reflects the view of many senior officials of the Palestinian Authority. These officials, however, are either reluctant to air their views in public, out of fear that disclosing them would create a crisis with the US administration and end the money that the US pumps into the PA. In private, several Palestinian officials in Ramallah have been expressing concern and anger with President Trump's choice of Jews as his top advisors and envoys on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This time, the Palestinian Authority was not able to restrain voicing its outrage with the US ambassador's use of the phrase "alleged occupation." Departing from the official PA policy not to launch personal attacks on President Trump and his representatives, the PA Foreign Affairs Ministry blasted the US for "whitewashing the occupation and covering up [Israeli] violations and crimes against the Palestinians." The ministry also denounced Friedman for attending a wedding in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank last May, and for participating in Israeli celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Israeli citizenship also appears to be a red line for the Palestinians. They earlier had also lashed out at Friedman after reports that his daughter had obtained that citizenship. For them, this was further evidence of the US ambassador's "bias" in favor of Israel, thanks to his Jewish identity. Arab news websites and social media have also heaped scorn on Friedman for his pro-Israel position and for being a Jew, Here, for example, Friedman is dubbed a real estate broker because of his support for Jewish settlements and as someone who has influence on President Trump. Conspiracy theory, anyone? These comments, which are common among Palestinians and Arabs, are reminiscent of the conspiracy theory that Jews control the US and the world. Friedman is depicted as a Jew who affects President Trump's decisions. In other words, according to the Palestinians and Arabs, US policies are determined on the basis of what some influential Jews whisper into the ears of the US president rather than on US or international interests. Similar charges have been made against previous US administrations, both Republicans and Democrats. Henry Kissinger, Dennis Ross, and Martin Indyk are only a few of the Jews over the last few decades who have been accused by Palestinians and Arabs of having played a major role in the US decision-making process. The Jews are often referred to as being part of the Zionist lobby and a pressure group in the US that works to influence Washington's policy to ensure that it is pro-Israel. There is, of course, never any mention of the powerful Arab oil lobby. When President Trump's envoys, Kushner and Greenblatt, visited Ramallah late last month, Palestinians staged a protest in the city against US "bias" in favor of Israel. One of the protesters held a poster featuring Kushner tied to a leash by a blond woman (apparently his wife, Ivanka) who is dressed in an Israeli flag. Translation: Kushner is a puppet in the hands of the "Jewish Lobby." Another poster carried by the protesters displayed a photo of President Trump with a Palestinian boy throwing a pair of shoes at his head. The caption: "Dirty Trump, our prisoners and martyrs are not terrorists." The protest in Ramallah, which was organized by the National and Islamic Forces, an alliance of grassroots activists representing various Palestinian factions, including President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah faction, could not have taken place without a green light from the Palestinian Authority leadership. Abbas is not particularly known as an advocate of free speech; anyone who dares to criticize him finds himself behind bars. Just last week, Abbas ordered the arrest of two Palestinians, a journalist and an activist, who dared to criticize him in public. Anyone who wants to hold a protest in Ramallah needs the prior permission of Abbas and his lieutenants, regardless of the subject of the protest. Abbas's security officers were not blind to the anti-Semitic poster raised by the protesters against Kushner. In fact, Palestinian intelligence officers deployed at the scene were the best witnesses to this display of hatred against a US representative because of his religion. Such protests, however, are fine with the PA leadership so long as they are not directed against Abbas or any of his senior aides. Each and every time Kushner and Greenblatt meet with Palestinian officials, someone in Ramallah reminds us that are Jews and that they thus cannot possibly perform as honest brokers. Here is what Faisal Abu Khadra, another Palestinian political analyst, had to say in the semi-official Palestinian daily Al-Quds: "The ability of Trump and his administration to exert pressure on Israel is currently limited. Trump is surrounded by a group of extremist Zionists. Even in his family, Trump has extremist Jews, which questions his ability to put pressure on Israel. It's hard to see how Kushner and Greenblatt would be able to achieve a breakthrough toward peace." Among other accusations the Palestinians have lodged against Kushner and Greenblatt is the claim that when the envoys come to meet with Palestinian leaders, they parrot the positions of the Israeli government, and not the US. According to the Palestinians, the two US envoys seem fully to have endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's positions instead of representing the interests of the US. Why? Because they are Jews, and as such, their loyalty is to Israel before the US. Perhaps this view is a projection of what many Muslims would do if the circumstances were reversed. Palestinians and other Arabs therefore see and judge President Trump's emissaries according to their religion, not their positions as authentic representatives of their own country, the US. What we are actually witnessing is the never-ending search for excuses on the part of the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, not to engage in peace talks with Israel.  Bassam Tawil is a Muslim based in the Middle East.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10990/palestinians-jewish-problem 

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etc.  If you look at Russia she is ready to strike, Iran ready to strike, North Korea ready to strike, they are not playing games; they are serious with the things that they are saying.  Only you have felt that they have feared you, and because you have felt that they have feared you, you are not listening as close as you should. etc.  

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Russia Kicks Off Huge Zapad 2017 Military Exercises With Belarus

by Alexander Smith, Mac William Bishop and Courtney Kube Sep 14 2017, 6:59 am ET

LONDON — Russia kicked off what Western powers expect to be the country's largest military exercise since the Cold War on Thursday, a massive mobilization of forces that has triggered unease among U.S. officials and their allies in Eastern Europe. Land, sea and air units will be taking part in war games across a huge area encompassing western Russia, Belarus, the Baltic Sea and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Moscow says fewer than 13,000 troops are participating, meaning they don't have to invite international observers. But NATO members and Western military experts believe as many as 100,000 troops may be involved in the drills. Dubbed Zapad, which means "west" in Russian, the exercise has its roots in vast Soviet drills dating to the 1980s. This year's edition has been planned for months. Previous versions were held in 2009 and 2013. Analysts don't believe that Russia is about to launch a war. "NATO remains calm and vigilant, and committed to keeping Estonia and all our allies safe," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said last week in Estonia, one of the tiny Baltic nations that borders Russia and often worries about undue influence from Moscow. But not everyone in the region is so sanguine. In Lithuania, another Baltic nation that was once part of the Soviet Union, Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis summed up the mood. "We can't be totally calm. There is a large foreign army massed next to Lithuanian territory," he told Reuters. Other Western officials, including the head of the U.S. Army in Europe, Gen. Ben Hodges, have raised concerns that Russia might use the drills as a "Trojan horse" to make incursions into Poland and Russian-speaking regions in the Baltics. Hodges made the comment in a Reuters interview in July. Russia insists the long-planned Zapad exercises would only be used to defend against aggression by NATO, the U.S.-led 29-member military alliance founded in the aftermath of World War II. But following months of uncertainty surrounding NATO — caused by Trump's mixed messages — this year's Zapad exercise may be designed to test the alliance's resolve. "Russia is not organizing defensive operations but instead an offensive threat, testing how serious we are about protecting the members of NATO," said Jonathan Eyal, international director of the Royal United Services Institute, a London-based think tank. Belarus not only borders Russia, but also three of America's key but relatively isolated NATO allies: Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. Related: Trump's Rhetoric Has This Town Ready for War Like Estonia in the north, the latter two were occupied by Soviet forces for almost 50 years and they have remained a focus of the renewed standoff between Russia and the West. This breakdown was sparked by Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and worsened over military intervention in Syria and allegations of state-sponsored hacking. "Russia is reminding us that the Baltic states are relatively indefensible," Eyal added. "They want to see where the cracks are in NATO and where they can be widened." Trump caused alarm in Europe after he was slow to explicitly endorse NATO's central promise of collective defense, known as Article 5. He also demanded member states up their military spending and suggested he wouldn't defend them unless he did. The rhetoric from Trump has since softened — with some members of his team expressing America's strong and enduring support for NATO — but the mere suggestion of wavering was enough to give many Europeans the jitters. NATO has reinforced its position in Eastern Europe, now maintaining a rotating force of 4,000 in Poland and the Baltics. But hypothetical scenarios played out by the Rand Corporation last year found that it would take Russian forces just 60 hours to reach the outskirts of the Estonian and Latvian capitals of Tallinn and Riga. In terms of this year's Zapad exercise, what concerns some officials and experts is they aren't exactly sure how big they will be. There are also questions about Putin's true intention. The official figure given by Russia is that there will be no more than 13,000 personnel taking part. Some Western analysts say that it's no coincidence that this is also the exact number of troops allowed in a military exercise before international observers must be invited. The Vienna Document of 2011 is an agreement by members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe — a group that includes Russia — which says that any exercise involving more than 13,000 personnel must allow observers from all other OSCE nations. Russian officials, such as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, are adamant they have nothing to hide. "Our NATO colleagues know all too well that they were invited to attend these exercises, and that they are transparent," Lavrov said in a June interview. But many in NATO remain unconvinced. "We have every reason to believe that it may be substantially more troops participating than the official reported numbers," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference last month. Germany has openly alleged that the real number will be more than 100,000 troops. The same number has been predicted by U.S. officials, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. That would make Zapad 2017 Russia's largest exercise since the Cold War. Keir Giles, an associate fellow at London's Chatham House think tank, said the official figures were "hopelessly unreliable." He added Russia could get around the 13,000-limit by having several drills going on at once. Moscow is not transparent both in terms of the size and intent of their exercises, one U.S. defense official told NBC News on condition of anonymity. "They continually send more troops than they report to the international community," the official said, adding that they need to be honest about their intentions to avoid misunderstandings. Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza added: "Russia has conducted several large-scale snap exercises along NATO's Eastern flank with little to no notice and in a non-transparent manner." The last Zapad exercise, in 2013, featured "more than 75,000 men, who were engaged in simulated operations in the air, on land and at sea," according to a report by The Jamestown Foundation, a Washington-based research institute. For comparison, last year 24 NATO members held a military exercise named "Anakonda," which included more than 31,000 service members. Whatever the number, the exercises come against the backdrop of several close encounters between Russian and NATO aircraft and ships in recent years. "There's always a possibility for miscalculation when that's going on," Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO's supreme allied commander, told reporters last month, referring to these near-misses. "I think that's the importance of transparency, particularly on Russia's part, to tell us about [the Zapad] exercise: What should we expect to see, what is the size of them, where will they operate?" What's also unclear, according to some Western analysts, are Putin's motives. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has dismissed as "nonsense in its purest form" any suggestion that the Kremlin is using the drills for anything other than defense. But many Western experts say that Russian exercises are often used to disguise other objectives. Most notably, Russia's war with Georgia in 2008 and annexation of Crimea in 2014 both followed military exercises that allowed Moscow to move troops into key locations. "These large-scale exercises … served as a means to obscure the movement of Russian units into the conflict zone," according to the report by The Jamestown Foundation following the Zapad 2013 exercise. One theory is that this year's drill could be used by Russia to "leave troops behind" in Belarus in order to give Moscow a more-advanced forward base in Europe, according to Giles at Chatham House.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-plans-huge-zapad-2017-military-exercises-belarus-n788741 

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Russia Has Deployed Its MiG-29SMT Multirole Combat Aircraft To Syria For The Very First Time

Sep 13 2017By David Cenciotti

Once again the Syrian Air War is the testbed for the most recent Russian Air Force weapons system. This time is the turn of the MiG-29SMT. The Russian Air Force has deployed some MiG-29SMT multirole combat aircraft to Hmeymim airbase, near Latakia, in western Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed on Sept. 13, 2017. It’s the first time the modernized version of the baseline Fulcrum jet is deployed to take part in the Syrian Air War. The MiG-29SMT is an upgraded variant of the MiG-29 featuring a big 950-litre spine CFT (Conformal Fuel Tank) and an in-flight refueling system on the left hand side of the cockpit: it is equipped with a “glass cockpit” with two MFI-10-6M displays and IKSh-1M HUD (Head-Up Display). With a maximum range of 1,800 km (3,000 with three drop tanks), it can carry guided air-to-surface weapons. According to “Russia’s Warplanes, Volume 1” by Piotr Butowski published by Harpia Publishing, one of the most authoritative sources on Russian military aircraft and helicopters today, besides the baseline Fulcrum loadout, the MiG-29SMT can carry two R-27T medium-range IR-guided air-to-air missiles or two extended-range R-27ER/ET AAMs, or up to six RVV-AE AAMs. Air-to-ground weapons include two Kh-29T/L, up to four Kh-25M, or two Kh-31A7P missiles, or up to four KAB-500 guided bombs. The first images emerging from Syria show at least one aircraft with two unguided FAB-500s. The Russian Air Force plans to operate a fleet of 44 MIG-29SMT fighters: 28 were returned from Algeria (that ordered the aircraft in February 2006 and broke the contract after 16 were delivered because they claimed that the airframes were not brand new – these, according to Butowski were acquired by the Russian MoD and delivered to a fighter regiment in Kursk-Khalino beginning in February 2009) and another batch (whose complete delivery status is not known) of 16 aircraft ordered in 2014 and due to delivery by the end of 2016. The video below shows the MiG-29SMTs in Syria for the very first time.

Read more at https://theaviationist.com/2017/09/13/russia-has-deployed-its-mig-29smt-multirole-combat-aircraft-to-syria-for-the-very-first-time/#IgUfgz6P035KPczc.99 

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etc.. For it is a very dark hour as you have seen and that hour shall grow darker and darker and darker, for the evil spirits possessing people shall manifest themselves, and as they manifest themselves, you shall see death, you shall see killings, you shall see blood flowing, you shall see many things, many things. Think it not strange, but it is that hour and it is that time and no one seems to be binding up those spirits, nobody seems to be casting them out, nobody understands them. For the world tells you that you are bipolar, no you are demon possessed, saith your Father God. etc..

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At Least 11 Mayors Accused Of Child Sex-Related Crimes Since 2016

Peter Hasson Associate Editor 11:46 AM 09/13/2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday after a fifth man publicly accused the Democrat of molesting him as a child. But Murray isn’t alone. At least 11 then-current and former mayors have been accused of child sex abuse-related crimes since 2016. The allegations range from child porn to physical abuse. The alleged victims were as young as four years old. Stillwater, New York Mayor Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after being arrested on child porn charges. Nelson has a decades-long history of alleged sexual misconduct involving teenagers and children. The child porn charges marked the fifth such accusation against Nelson, the Times Union reported, including allegations of rape and sodomy. Nelson was never convicted for the previous alleged abuses, which allegedly included inappropriate behavior with a five year old in 1982 on the school bus that Nelson was driving at the time. Nelson is the father of Patrick Nelson, a Democratic 2018 congressional candidate who served as one of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Just last week, 78-year-old Dale Kenyon, former mayor of Clayton, New York was indicted on charges of sexually abusing a teenager over the course of three years. (RELATED: De Blasio Staffer, Rising Democrat, Caught With Child Porn) Dwayne Schutt, 61-year old mayor of Randolph, Nebraska, was arrested in July on multiple child sexual assault charges, KTIV reported. Police say Schutt repeatedly sexually abused a minor over a period of four years, beginning when the victim was 13-years-old. Schutt, whose trial is ongoing, remains Randolph’s mayor today. Former Ohio mayor Richard Keenan, a Democrat, was handed a life sentence in April 2017 after he pled guilty to repeatedly raping a four-year-old girl, WFMJ reported. Keenan, who was first indicted in August 2016, will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years. He claimed during the trial that the four-year-old was a “willing participant. ”Anthony Silva, then-mayor of Stockton, California, was arrested last August on charges that he provided teens with alcohol at a camp for underprivileged youth that he ran before recording them playing strip poker, the AP reported. Silva, who claimed he accidentally recorded the strip poker game after interrupting it, pled no contest to the lesser charge of providing alcohol to a minor. He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service. Silva, a Republican, was later accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the camp in a case that is ongoing. Kenneth Lewis Barrett, then-mayor of Winston, Oregon, was one of four men arrested on March 19 as part of a sex sting, KPIC reported. Authorities say the four men believed they were meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex. Barrett was carrying a concealed handgun when he showed up to the meet, police say. The trial of a Georgia man last year convicted of molesting and raping an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl took a dark twist when the girl said that Christopher Wright, then a Georgia mayor, had also raped her and forced her to perform oral sex on him, KTOC reported. Wright, who was first elected mayor as a Democrat in 2012 at the age of 22, was indicted in June 2016, WALB reported. Wright pled no contest to child sex abuse and rape in January 2017 but was let off without a prison sentence. He was sentenced to 20 years probation — during which time he can’t seek public office — and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. Former Rockdale, Texas mayor Darral Gene Walker was indicted in June 2016 on charges of sexual misconduct. “A copy of the indictment said Walker engaged in sexual contact with a child younger than 17 years of age by touching the boy’s genitals,” TDTNews reported. “Walker admitted that the events happened at his home in Rockdale, but said it was for purely educational reasons, not for sexual gratification.” Walker pled guilty to a lesser assault charge in August 2016 after striking a deal with prosecutors that will allow him to avoid registering as a sex offender. Former Millbrook, New York mayor Donald H. Briggs was indicted on felony charges in December 2016, in relation to “alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a person younger than 17,” according to local news reports.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/13/at-least-11-mayors-accused-of-child-sex-related-crimes-since-2016/ 

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etc. for the things that you saw this week are small in comparison to the things that you shall see. The warships shall increase; North Korea shall build another nuclear weapon making her nuclear weapons far greater than any other nation, people are not recognizing what is going on. But I say unto you, do not fear, for you will not see a nuclear war here, you will not see some of the things that shall take place overseas here etc

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North Korea threatens to 'reduce the US to ashes' and 'sink Japan into the sea' as satellite images suggest Kim Jong-un is preparing another nuclear test

North Korea threatens to reduce 'Yankees' to 'ashes and dust' after sanctions

Also hits out at 'wicked Japs' and says country 'should be sunk' by a nuke

Comes as US defense officials said regime has spent last 48 hours moving mobile missile launchers into position and preparing fixed sites for launch

Elsewhere new satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site was released

It suggests part of the underground base collapsed after last test, but that new areas are now being prepared to carry out future explosions

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline Published: 03:09 EDT, 14 September 2017 | Updated: 13:42 EDT, 14 September 2017

North Korea has threatened to nuke Japan and reduce the US 'to ashes and darkness' in response to the latest sanctions imposed by the UN. The threat was issued via the North's state news agency as US defense officials said the regime has spent the last 48 hours moving mobile missile launchers and preparing fixed sites for launch. Elsewhere analysts from Johns Hopkins University said Kim Jong-un's regime appears to be readying its nuclear test site for more detonations following the explosion of what North Korea claims was a hydrogen bomb on September 3. In a statement released by news agency KCNA, a spokesman for the regime said: 'The army and people of the DPRK are unanimously demanding that the Yankees, chief culprit in cooking up the "sanctions resolution", be beaten to death as a stick is fit for a rabid dog. 'There's limit to patience. Now is the time to annihilate the U.S. imperialist aggressors. Let's reduce the U.S. mainland into ashes and darkness. 'Let's vent our spite with mobilization of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now. These are voices of the Korean army and people. 'Also heard in the DPRK are strong accusations against the Japs who have zealously joined in the U.S. racket for sanctions. 'The behaviors of Japs, sworn enemy of the Korean nation, are enraging us. The wicked Japs should not be pardoned... 'A telling blow should be dealt to them who have not yet come to senses after the launch of our ICBM over the Japanese archipelago. 'The four islands of the archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche. Japan is no longer needed to exist near us.' Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga called the statement 'outrageous', saying it 'escalates tension in the region and is absolutely unacceptable.' The statement came as NBC news said three senior US defense officials had confirmed that the North had been observed moving multiple mobile missile launchers and preparing 'hard sites' for launch. Analysts believed that North Korea's latest missile, the Hwasong-14 is capable of ranging most of the mainland US, and has already been fired over Japan. The North claims that the nuclear warhead it tested at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site on September 3 is small enough to fit on the tip of the missile, though there are doubts as to whether it has the technology to bring it back to earth intact. The troubling developments came as new commercial satellite imagery released by Johns Hopkins University via the 38North website showed new activity at Punggye-ri. Analysts from the US-Korea Institute at the university observed multiple large landslips at the northern end of the site, which are more extensive than those seen after previous nuclear tests. A rectangular subsidence 'crater' at the northern end of the site, near Mount Mintap, suggests that part of the site has collapsed due to the force of the last blast. However, increased activity around southern and western underground portals suggests new areas are now being prepared to carry out future tests. 'Imagery from September 8 shows a large tractor/trailer cargo truck in the South Portal Area for the first time, and mining carts and other equipment are present outside the West Portal,' Frank Pabian, Joseph Bermudez Jr. and Jack Liu said. 'Such activity, coming shortly after the largest underground nuclear test conducted at Punggye-ri to date (via the North Portal), suggests that onsite work could now be changing focus to further prepare those other portals for future underground nuclear testing.' The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea following its latest nuclear test. Measures include the complete ban on North Korean labour being used overseas, which earns the regime an estimated $500million per year. North Korea citizens are often forcibly transferred overseas to work, given a subsistence wage and then forced to send the rest of what they earn back to Pyongyang. Dozens of countries are thought to make use of such labour - including future World Cup host Qatar, but it is most prominent in China and Russia. Further measures were designed to hit North Korean coal and textile exports, oil imports and impose asset freezes on regime officials.

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BULLSEYE! South Korea tests its new cruise missile that could wipe out Kim Jong-un from 300 miles – as North Korea threatens U.S. and Seoul with ‘miserable destruction’

South Korea's Air Force fired the Taurus missile from an F-15 fighter jet and hit a target off the country's western coast

By Jenny Awford 13th September 2017, 11:44 am Updated: 14th September 2017, 9:53 am

SOUTH Korea has tested an advanced cruise missile that could wipe out Kim Jong-un from 300 miles away as the North Korean nuke crisis intensifies. The show of force prompted North Korea’s ruling party to threaten Seoul and the US with “miserable destruction”. Dramatic footage shows the moment South Korea's Air Force fired the Taurus missile from an F-15 fighter jet and hit a target off the country's western coast on Tuesday. Live-fire drills are being carried out to strengthen South Korea’s pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea in the event of a crisis. The long-range Taurus air-to-surface missiles were introduced from Germany for precision bombing of key facilities in North Korea. They have a range of 310 miles (500km) and could attack targets in North's capital Pyongyang, even if it is fired from the central part of South Korea. With a maximum speed of 1,163kph, the missiles could obliterate many targets in the communist country within 15 minutes. The weapons are equipped with stealth characteristics so they avoid radar detection before hitting North Korean targets, according to Seoul's Defence Ministry. South Korea is on course to deploy some 170 Taurus missiles as part of its on-going air defence build-up plan, Kill Chain. The country imported around 90 more last year. The latest drill was also designed to test the Air Force's integration of the German missile with local fighter jets and monitor performance. "By hitting the target precisely, the exercise showed off the military's capability to respond to an enemy attack, as well as its ability to launch precision attacks on strategic targets even from a far distance," the Air Force said. The missile was fired without an explosive device for safety reasons. The exercise came as North Korea’s ruling party accused South Korea of “blindly dancing” to the tune of the US. “The South Korean puppet forces disclose again their chronic evil practice of depending on outside forces while looking up to their master at a time when US-led imperialists are feeling extreme uneasiness and terror owing to the great tremor caused by the DPRK's nuclear thunder,” state media said. “Their criminal action goes to clearly prove once again their ugly colours as henchmen carrying out outside forces' policy for aggression against the DPRK. “The reckless sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK kicked up by them, blindly dancing to the tune of the US, are an unpardonable treacherous act of going against the aspiration of the compatriots for national reconciliation and unity and the improvement of inter-Korean relations. “Sycophantic and treacherous acts and dependence on outside forces will lead to miserable destruction.” A Washington State senator warned the region must start preparing for a nuclear attack because of the growing threat from North Korea. Mark Miloscia said the danger to Pacific Northwest, which is the closest part of the US mainland to North Korea, was "starting to become imminent". He warned that the threat was growing with each weapons test, urging lawmakers to back the bid for an emergency response plan when they meet tomorrow. The senator - who flew nuclear-ready B52 bombers during the Cold War - also said that America could not rely on the safeguards that once prevented hostilities with the Soviet Union. He said: "In the Cuban Missile Crisis we had the institution of the red phone, and various ways of contacting each other militarily to make sure we don't escalate. "None of that exists with North Korea. With the current regime, we don't even have anything close to the controls over the relationships we had with the Soviet Politburo and its leaders. "And I don't think they have any sort of rational contact with any of their neighbours that we can deal with... Given that, we hope for the best but we have to plan for the worst." Under current rules, Washington state is prevented from planning an emergency response to a nuclear attack. It's a throwback to the Cold War, when it was feared that planning for a nuclear strike might suggest the US was preparing to launch one itself and expected a response. Mr Miloscia said he understood the logic, but the situation had changed and it was the duty of public officials to prepare. "We should have some sort of pre-planned response ready," he said. "Because the threat is growing and the threat is starting to become imminent. And not to do so would be a dereliction of duty." He continued: "I think it's a real threat, if not in the short term then in the foreseeable future… initially I thought three to five years, but it could be even sooner. "I think we would be completely wrong to ignore it… There may be a better target for North Korea i.e. Hawaii, which is a little bit closer. "But I would put Seattle as one of the top five targets in the north-west to go against, both militarily and economically, for any sort of adversary." The remarks follow a series of North Korean weapons tests in recent months, including the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching US soil. And the situation only grew tenser when Kim Jong-un tested a nuclear bomb, estimated by US intelligence to pack a 140kiloton punch - nearly ten times bigger than the Hiroshima blast. Mr Miloscia added: "To our country, they are clearly one of our primary threats, period. "Because when you combine an atomic capability with launch capability, that is a significant upgrade in threat. So you have to plan. "I don't think we have that sort of threat capability and that willingness from any other nation in the world." The changes proposed by the Republican senator and David Frockt, a Democrat, will axe the rules preventing Washington from preparing for a nuclear attack. Mr Miloscia will put the bill before his fellow lawmakers at the state capital, Olympia, tomorrow. He then hopes a plan can be drawn up a the same time as officials revise Washington's earthquake, tsunami and volcano response plans.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4454650/south-korea-tests-its-new-cruise-missile-that-could-wipe-out-kim-from-300-miles-as-north-korea-threatens-seoul-with-miserable-destruction/ 

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Hurricane Irma energy soars over Houston after a 5000 mile journey - Seriously, what are the odds?

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Giant Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected

by Sara Ashley O'Brien @saraashleyo September 8, 2017: 9:23 AM ET

Equifax says a giant cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans — almost half the country. Cyber criminals have accessed sensitive information -- including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses. Additionally, Equifax said that credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. customers were exposed, as was "personal identifying information" on roughly 182,000 U.S. customers involved in credit report disputes. Residents in the U.K. and Canada were also impacted. The breach occurred between mid-May and July, Equifax said. The company said it discovered the hack on July 29. The data breach is one of the worst ever, by its reach and by the kind of information exposed to the public. "This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do," said Equifax chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith. Equifax is one of three nationwide credit-reporting companies that track and rates the financial history of U.S. consumers. The companies are supplied with data about loans, loan payments and credit cards, as well as information on everything from child support payments, credit limits, missed rent and utilities payments, addresses and employer history, which all factor into credit scores. Unlike other data breaches, not all of the people affected by the Equifax breach may be aware that they're customers of the company. Equifax gets its data from credit card companies, banks, retailers, and lenders who report on the credit activity of individuals to credit reporting agencies, as well as by purchasing public records. Equifax is mailing notices to people whose credit cards or dispute documents were affected. It also says that consumers can check to see if they've potentially been impacted by submitting their name and the last six digits of their social security number. Users are given a date when they will be enrolled in free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services. Equifax did not immediately reply to CNN Tech's request for more information about the process. "This is reason Number 10,000 to check your online bank statements and credit card statements on a regular basis, ideally weekly," said Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com. "Bad guys can be very patient, so it's important to keep an eye out long after this story fades from the headlines."

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/07/technology/business/equifax-data-breach/index.html 

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Journalist Says: In North Korea, Talk Of War And Nuclear Weapons Is 'Everywhere'

September 13, 20172:08 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air

New Yorker writer Evan Osnos visited North Korea in August to understand what they really mean when they talk about nuclear war. He found that nuclear weapons are an essential part of their society. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest, New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, went on a reporting trip to North Korea at a dangerous time. It was last month, three days after President Trump tweeted that military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded should North Korea act unwisely. Osnos went to North Korea to see what he could learn about the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, and his nuclear strategy. In July, North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially reach the mainland of the U.S. This month, it detonated a nuclear weapon several times more powerful than the atom bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. President Trump has threatened to unleash fire and fury like the world has never seen if North Korea makes any more threats against the U.S. And yesterday, in response to the new, stricter sanctions passed by the U.N. Security Council, the North Korean ambassador said North Korea is ready to use a form of ultimate means. We're going to talk about what Evan Osnos saw and learned during his four days in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. Osnos covers politics and foreign affairs for The New Yorker. He covered China for eight years. Evan Osnos, welcome back to FRESH AIR. Before we talk about your trip, how worried are you about a possible nuclear war, that either North Korea or the U.S. will use a nuclear weapon? EVAN OSNOS: I think we have to take extremely seriously the moment that we're in because this really is an unusual moment. You know, to be blunt about it, we're dealing with two political leaders who have between them a combined seven years of experience in public office, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Each of them prides themselves on being unpredictable, on being confrontational when necessary, and that introduces two chemical ingredients into this U.S.-North Korea relationship that is very different than what came before. So I'll tell you honestly. I don't sit up at night worrying about nuclear war, but I have a very clear sense now that we're facing extremely risky territory. GROSS: We've always relied on deterrence. And you've spoken to deterrence experts, and some of them feel like the equation for deterrence has changed now that we're talking about Kim Jong Un and President Trump. OSNOS: Yeah. This is the key fact about the moment that we're in right now. What's changed is that we're now into an era in which neither side truly understands who is sitting on the opposite side of the Pacific. They don't really know in Pyongyang whether Donald Trump means it when he says that, quote, "fire and fury" would be raining down on Pyongyang if they threaten the United States. They don't quite know what he means when he says that the U.S. is locked and loaded as he did in a tweet in August. And on the U.S. side, of course it's very hard to know what to make of these statements that North Korea makes, these incredibly hyperbolic declarations about breaking the windpipes of the Yankees and drowning them in a sea of blood. And as a result, in many ways, you find two countries staring at each other through very foggy glass. And that's partly by design. But the result is that today, instead of the U.S. and the Soviet Union, which had a fairly clear sense of each other by the end of the Cold War, we're dealing with two countries that are in many ways deeply unaware of how the other one thinks. GROSS: Well, you went to North Korea after some frightening exchanges. This was just three days after President Trump tweeted that military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded. Was that a particularly frightening time to go to North Korea ? OSNOS: I mean I'll be honest. Yeah, I had some hesitation about whether this was a mistake. I'd spent several months putting together this trip, dealing with the North Korean government, trying to get them to approve the idea. And then it just happened that in August when the trip was ready to go, that the relationship deteriorated quite rapidly. And you had both sides threatening violence against the other. And so for a few days, my editors and I were talking about whether this was still a valid idea and whether it can be done safely. And what we concluded in the end was that the risks were manageable. I was there, invited by the government. They knew who I was. They knew I was a journalist. And it seemed like the wise choice to go. GROSS: So why did you want to go? What did you hope to learn? OSNOS: I was desperate to try to understand what they actually mean when they say these things. I wanted to understand what North Korea intends when they talk about nuclear weapons. How do they actually imagine a war would unfold? How do they think about things like the theory of deterrence, the idea of mutually assured destruction? Do they imagine that a war with the United States would be the end of them? Or do they have some other conception? And frankly I also wanted to understand what it felt like on the ground. I mean was it a place that looked more belligerent than aggressive from far away as - than it would be up close? GROSS: So do you now feel like you have a better understanding of what North Korea's concept of nuclear war is, what its leaders' concept is about what nuclear war would actually mean for them and for their people? OSNOS: I did learn a few things that I think are important for us to keep in mind. One of the things that's quite striking when you get to Pyongyang is that talk of war and nuclear weapons and missiles is everywhere. It's on billboards beside the street. I drove by a billboard that showed a picture of the U.S. Capitol that's been reduced to rubble, and North Korean missiles are going into it. And it says - in Korean script across the top, it says, preventive war and military options. And then you hear about...