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David Boies Pleads Not Guilty – The New York Times

David Boies Pleads Not Guilty – The New York Times

The Times publicly fired Mr. Boies’s firm, which had been representing the newspaper, after learning that he had been personally involved in an undercover operation to smear Mr. Weinstein’s victims and deceive Times reporters. The Manhattan district attorney is looking into the matter and Mr. Boies’s role.

In May, “Bad Blood,” the best-selling Theranos exposé by the Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou, laid out in gripping detail the aggressive efforts by Mr. Boies and his firm to intimidate — and, in some cases, terrify — company whistle-blowers. Mr. Carreyrou compared the tactics to those of “thugs.”

via David Boies Pleads Not Guilty – The New York Times

A Scientific Exploration Of Free Energy, Zero Point Energy – Zero Point Field – Casimir Effect – The Higgs Field – The Quantum Chromodynamic Vacuum – Schrödinger Equation – Quantum Mechanics – Quantum Vacuum Plasma Thruster – Using Zero Point To Manifest Via Consciousness/Intention | A Green Road Journal

A singularity where the law of physics no longer applies
This ZPE occurs at the junction of the white hole and the black hole where there is what is known as the Vertex. The ZPE energises and enlivens living organisms. It neutralises harmful frequencies. It increases spiritual awareness, a sense of oneness, and is in our higher consciousness. This is ostensibly a void of no-thingness yet it contains full potential to create.

via A Scientific Exploration Of Free Energy, Zero Point Energy – Zero Point Field – Casimir Effect – The Higgs Field – The Quantum Chromodynamic Vacuum – Schrödinger Equation – Quantum Mechanics – Quantum Vacuum Plasma Thruster – Using Zero Point To Manifest Via Consciousness/Intention | A Green Road Journal

Infinite States Of Oneness, Unity, Enlightenment – Experience And Live In Them Or Get Left Behind, Be Part Of A New ‘Birth’ Of New Earth/Heaven Inside Infinite Dimensions, Infinite Levels Of Consciousness, Reality And Enlightenment, Forgive And Love Unconditionally | A Green Road Journal

Some people believe that humans exist only in the physical dimension, and they point at the ‘evidence’ of this being what they can see, touch, hear and taste with the five physical senses. But these physical dimensions of the senses are all limited to only the physical plane. Limiting all of life to only the physical senses does not allow love, forgiveness or empathy into the picture, and that is a very bleak, dark, depressing plus lonely existence indeed.

Living life only within the five physical senses is like getting lost in the forest, because there are so many trees. It is easy to see the trees, the moss, the leaves, the plants, and the animals that are all around a person lost in it, but it is hard to see the whole forest what that looks like, from above.

Those who are getting lost in the ‘forest’ are supporting and advocating things that do harm and kill millions of people, inside obsolete, toxic carbon or nuclear technologies such as coal, oil, gas, nuclear fission/fusion fuels.

Bottom line, if we want to act like a super action hero and save humanity, we get to create a zero point, free energy, carbon and a zero nuclear future, which does no harm to seven future generations. Otherwise, we risk condemning  all of humanity to extinction, suffering and darkness, forever. Are we really willing to take a risk with consequences that last FOREVER?

via Infinite States Of Oneness, Unity, Enlightenment – Experience And Live In Them Or Get Left Behind, Be Part Of A New ‘Birth’ Of New Earth/Heaven Inside Infinite Dimensions, Infinite Levels Of Consciousness, Reality And Enlightenment, Forgive And Love Unconditionally | A Green Road Journal

Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns Before Returning Them to Detention – Rewire.News

Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns Before Returning Them to Detention – Rewire.News

It has been almost a year since President Donald Trump signed the executive order purporting to end his policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. However, his administration’s broader zero-tolerance policy continues today—and because of it, a particularly heinous form of family separation is playing out in Texas.

As Rewire.News reported in part one of this series, migrants prosecuted under the “zero-tolerance” policy are remanded to U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) custody, and this is when lapses in medical care happen. Advocates told Rewire.News pregnant migrants detained in USMS custody are not receiving adequate services, and they are shackled when accessing prenatal and postpartum care. Some women are even shackled during birth, as Rewire.News reported in part two of this series.

Advocates also report that some asylum seekers in the Western District of Texas who have given birth in USMS custody were forced to hand over their newborns to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Reuniting with their newborn hinges on their release from federal custody, and whether they can access legal help to navigate the child welfare system. We learned that women who find their way to advocacy organizations appear to be reuniting with their newborns, but Rewire.News was unable to verify what happens to the children of women who do not have access to legal help.

via Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns Before Returning Them to Detention – Rewire.News

Nearly 400 Migrant Men Crammed Into Cages Amid ‘Horrendous’ Stench On Mike Pence Tour | HuffPost

Nearly 400 Migrant Men Crammed Into Cages Amid ‘Horrendous’ Stench On Mike Pence Tour | HuffPost

Almost 400 migrant men were so severely packed into detention cages at a Texas border facility Friday that they could not lie down on the concrete floor at the same time to sleep, according to a report from a pool of reporters traveling with Vice President Mike Pence. There were no cots, mats or pillows for them to sleep on, and several men said that they had been in the cages, largely unwashed, for 40 days.

“The stench was horrendous,” reported Washington Post journalist Josh Dawsey.

via Nearly 400 Migrant Men Crammed Into Cages Amid ‘Horrendous’ Stench On Mike Pence Tour | HuffPost

This is the definition of a concentration camp.

Video shows Mike Pence ‘callously’ turning back on caged migrants while touring border detention centres | The Independent

Video shows Mike Pence ‘callously’ turning back on caged migrants while touring border detention centres | The Independent

“New video shows shows Mike Pence callously observing and turning his back on severe overcrowding of men in cages at a detainment facility in Texas.”

The post was retweeted thousands of times. One person responded: “This is the way a rancher examines a holding pen for cattle. These are human beings.”

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Pence says migrants are ‘well cared for’ while touring border camps
Another said: “I saw not a single shred of pity or empathy in that empty man’s eyes. This is truly horrifying to observe in a man who could possibly do damage to our country in the future. We should each of us see ourselves in those men’s shoes, before it’s too late for our souls.”

via Video shows Mike Pence ‘callously’ turning back on caged migrants while touring border detention centres | The Independent

The Heart of Darkness: The Sexual Predators Within America’s Power Elite – Counter Information

The Heart of Darkness: The Sexual Predators Within America’s Power Elite – Counter Information

As I documented in the in-depth piece I wrote earlier this year, child sex trafficking—the buying and selling of women, young girls and boys for sex, some as young as 9 years old—has become big business in America. It is the fastest growing business in organized crime and the second most-lucrative commodity traded illegally after drugs and guns.
It’s not just young girls who are vulnerable to these predators, either.Adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.

According to a 2016 investigative report, “boys make up about 36% of children caught up in the U.S. sex industry (about 60% are female and less than 5% are transgender males and females).”

Who buys a child for sex?

Otherwise ordinary men from all walks of life. “They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse,” writes journalist Tim Swarens, who spent more than a year investigating the sex trade in America.

via The Heart of Darkness: The Sexual Predators Within America’s Power Elite – Counter Information

Detained migrant kids describe sexual assault, verbal abuse, retaliation by border agents

Detained migrant kids describe sexual assault, verbal abuse, retaliation by border agents

A migrant girl says that a border agent sexually assaulted her, “putting his hands inside her bra, pulling down her underwear and groping her as part of what was meant to be a routine pat down in front of other immigrants and officers,” NBC News reports. The 15-year-old described being humiliated as the agent laughed “with other officers during the entire process.”

Many of the accusations would have likely triggered welfare checks had a child reported them about their parent, but NBC News reports that only the sexual assault is under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security inspector general. Border officials didn’t appear to deny the reports either, claiming in a statement that “the allegations do not align with common practice at our facilities and will be fully investigated.”

But despite their claims, abuse is common practice among border officials. After all, the federal government hasn’t paid out over $60 million in settlements over a decadebecause it’s felt generous, it’s paid it out to settle allegations of wrongful detention, assault, and death at the hands of border agents. The treatment of migrant children by immigration officials, in particular, has repeatedly earned the United States the rebuke of the United Nations.

via Daily Kos Detained migrant kids describe sexual assault, verbal abuse, retaliation by border agents

Prince Andrew RAPED Girl on Epstein’s Orgy Island, Court Docs Show – © blogfactory

Prince Andrew RAPED Girl on Epstein’s Orgy Island, Court Docs Show – © blogfactory

Giuffre – named as Jane Doe #3 in the documents – accused Prince Andrew of having sex with her “three times, including an orgy” when she was under the U.S. federal age of majority of 18.

Giuffre also claimed she met Bill Clinton at orgy island, who allegedly hired her as his top sex slave when she was just 15. Although she did not personally have sex with Bill, the island was allegedly rife with illegal sexual acts and littered with pedophile porn.

Giuffre’s allegations were later struck from the record as being “immaterial and impertinent”.

However, following Epstein’s arrest this month, Prince Andrew might be required to assist the FBI in their new investigations.

via Prince Andrew RAPED Girl on Epstein’s Orgy Island, Court Docs Show – © blogfactory

Gallup: Confidence in Organized Religion is at an All-Time Low (Again) | Patheos

Gallup: Confidence in Organized Religion is at an All-Time Low (Again) | Patheos

Confidence in organized religion topped confidence in all other institutions from 1973 to 1985, and, even after falling amid televangelist scandals in the 1980s, it registered at the majority level consistently until 2001. After the Boston Globe‘s 2002 expose revealed Catholic church leaders were aware of and did not take strong action to stop serial sex abuse by priests, confidence in organized religion dropped sharply to 45%. It recovered slightly in the years after the scandal broke, hovering around the 50% mark. Between 2010 and 2017, it regularly registered in the 40s. Since then, in 2018 and 2019, Americans’ confidence in religion has been below the 40% mark.

via Gallup: Confidence in Organized Religion is at an All-Time Low (Again) | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

US Congress Limits Trump’s Ability to Strike Iran

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By Staff, Agencies

The US Congress voted on Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit US President Donald Trump’s authority to strike the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The measure passed along party lines after a series of votes that pushed it further to the left. Among them was a 251-170 tally to require Trump get authorization from Congress to conduct military strikes against Iran, along with a repeal of a 2002 law authorizing the war in Iraq.

More than two dozen Republicans joined with Democrats on the Iran vote. Trump last month came within minutes of launching a missile strike against Iran after Tehran downed an intruding US spy drone over Hormozgan Province.

The broader measure passed by a 220-197 vote after several other provisions were tacked on by the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, which had been upset by leadership’s handling of…

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New York police let Jeffrey Epstein skip court-ordered check-ins for 8 years

New York police let Jeffrey Epstein skip court-ordered check-ins for 8 years

The New York Police Department failed to enforce a 2011 court order for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to check in with law enforcement every 90 days.

Epstein missed 34 check-ins before his arrest Saturday on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy, according to the New York Post. As a Level 3 sex offender, Epstein was required to check in with NYPD to confirm the address of his $77 million New York house or risk violating the state’s 1996 Sex Offender Registration Act.

In a January 2011 court hearing, New York state Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz rejected the defense attorney’s arguments that because Epstein’s New York home is a “vacation residence,” he should be exempt from the statute.

via washingtonexaminer New York police let Jeffrey Epstein skip court-ordered check-ins for 8 years

Evolution is never ending

Dear Ones, allow your beliefs to evolve as you continue along your enlightenment journey. Don’t be afraid to let your own divine truth to lead the way. You are shifting at a very rapid pace right now, accessing more and more of the entirety of who you are.  This means you can easily discern what is empowering and right for you.

Give yourself permission to be the expert on you, for your ascension is a self guided process of discovery and one you are well prepared and ready for. It is perfectly ok for you to allow what fits you to settle in and what doesn’t to simply drop away as you continue along in the flow of energetic refinement. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Saturday July 13, 2019

Status Quo And Normalcy Bias; The Choice Is Supporting The Existing Faux Reality Or Bringing In, Supporting A New And Sustainable One, But That Means The Old Faux Reality Has To Die, Fade Away – Crashes of Convenience: Michael Hastings, The CIA Propping Up A Toxic Monopoly | A Green Road Journal

What is the status quo, and how are people controlled by it?

Who creates the status quo and benefits from it?

What is cognitive dissonance?

What is denial and/or normalcy bias?

via Status Quo And Normalcy Bias; The Choice Is Supporting The Existing Faux Reality Or Bringing In, Supporting A New And Sustainable One, But That Means The Old Faux Reality Has To Die, Fade Away – Crashes of Convenience: Michael Hastings, The CIA Propping Up A Toxic Monopoly | A Green Road Journal

Pakistan’s 7.5 Million Illegally Enslaved Children – 3 Biblical Warnings Against Harming Or Abusing Children – Story Of 12 Year Old Iqbal Masih Whistle Blower And Activist, Murdered For His Cause – Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF) | A Green Road Journal

Iqbal Masih was four years old when his father sold him into slavery. He was forced to work more than twelve hours a day. He was constantly beaten, verbally abused, and chained to his loom by the carpet factory owner. On December 2, 1994, when Iqbal visited the Broad Meadows Middle School, he looked much younger than his twelve years: his growth had been stunted by severe malnutrition and years of cramped immobility in front of a loom.

via Pakistan’s 7.5 Million Illegally Enslaved Children – 3 Biblical Warnings Against Harming Or Abusing Children – Story Of 12 Year Old Iqbal Masih Whistle Blower And Activist, Murdered For His Cause – Bonded Labour Liberation Front (BLLF) | A Green Road Journal

President Trump Accused of Child Rape, Instituting White Privilege, Apartheid, Colonialism, Racism, Rape Culture, White Supremacists; What Is Negative Social Engineering, Where Can It Be Found? What Are Militia? Black Wall Street – Eugene Jacques Bullard; First African-American Fighter Pilot | A Green Road Journal

This article explores the tip of the iceberg in terms of negative social engineering via white privilege, apartheid, colonialism, bias, prejudice, racism, rape culture, white supremacy and more both in the US and around the world.

Because much of this ‘privilege’ has been and still is covered up, denied, hidden, secret, and/or unconscious, much of what you may read about, see or listen to may be shocking or cause an emotional reaction. This article explores a tiny piece of what may be considered negative social engineering.

via President Trump Accused of Child Rape, Instituting White Privilege, Apartheid, Colonialism, Racism, Rape Culture, White Supremacists; What Is Negative Social Engineering, Where Can It Be Found? What Are Militia? Black Wall Street – Eugene Jacques Bullard; First African-American Fighter Pilot | A Green Road Journal

Opinion –  Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War

Opinion –  Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War

Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, whose job is to round up international support for the Trump administration’s campaign of “maximum pressure” on Iran, presented the charge at a State Department press briefing on April 2. “I can announce today, based on declassified U.S. military reports,” Hook said, “that Iran is responsible for the deaths of 608 American service members. This accounts for 17 percent of all deaths of U.S. personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011.”

Navy Commander Sean Robertson followed up with an email to media outlets pushing that same line. When this writer asked Robertson for further clarification of the origins of that figure, however, he acknowledged that the Pentagon doesn’t have any study, documentation, or data to provide journalists that would support such a figure.

In fact, the myth that Tehran is responsible for killing over 600 U.S. troops in the Iraq War is merely a new variant of a propaganda line that former Vice President Dick Cheney used to attempt to justify a war against Iran more than a decade ago. Reviewing the history of that earlier effort is necessary to understand why the new myth is a palpable lie

via informationclearinghouse Opinion –  Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War

AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users

AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users

States see a “massive exodus” of medical patients when they legalize marijuana for all adults — and then, in many cases, the remaining ones struggle, said David Mangone, director of government affairs for Americans for Safe Access.

“Some of the products that these patients have relied on for consistency — and have used over and over for years — are disappearing off the shelves to market products that have a wider appeal,” he said.

Cost also rises, a problem that’s compounded because many of those who stay in medical programs are low-income and rely on Social Security disability, he said.

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In Oregon, where the medical program shrank the most following recreational legalization, nearly two-thirds of patients gave up their medical cards, the AP found. As patients exited, the market followed: The number of medical-only retail shops fell from 400 to two, and hundreds of growers who contracted with individual patients to grow specific strains walked away.

via AP analysis: Legal pot for all takes a toll on medical users

Legalization of marijuana is actually designed and being implemented to kneecap medical marijuana, thus forcing all natural ‘patients’ to move back into the clutches of Big Pharma and patent expensive drugs, radiation, surgery.

The monopoly will not let go that easily.

Legalization of marijuana is a cover story for limiting access to tiny amounts that cost a ton of money, so no medical marijuana patient has any access to natural medical marijuana when it comes down to it, because it is just too hard, too difficult or illegal.

Acosta Gone, Barr Protects DDT

Nel's New Day

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta failed to survive the scandal surrounding the Acosta’s extremely light sentence for Jeffrey Epstein when he was a U.S. AG in Florida over a decade ago. Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) announced Acosta’s “resignation” today, effective in a week. For DDT, it’s a win-win: he looks tough, and he can put in an acting secretary who will be far harder against labor than Acosta has been. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney wanted Acosta gone to get rid of more regulations.

DDT, the man who promised to “drain the swamp,” has the most Cabinet secretaries lost to corruption and other ethics concerns during the first term of any presidency, showing his nepotism, self-dealing, lax oversight, and choice of lobbyists who oppose the policies of their agencies. Ronald Reagan had some struggles: his EPA director Anne Gorsuch, a Supreme Court justice’s mother, was found in contempt of…

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Jeffrey Epstein paid $350K to ‘influence’ possible co-conspirators: prosecutors

Jeffrey Epstein paid $350K to ‘influence’ possible co-conspirators: prosecutors

Accused child sex predator Jeffrey Epstein wired a total of $350,000 to a pair of possible co-conspirators just days after the publication of a newspaper story alleging he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, federal prosecutors said Friday.

The prosecutors said the payments, which were made last November after the bombshell Miami Herald story came out, demonstrate Epstein’s willingness to tamper with witnesses.

“This course of action, and in particular its timing, suggests the defendant was attempting to further influence co-conspirators who might provide information against him in light of the recently re-emerging allegations,” the prosecutors wrote in court papers arguing that Epstein should remain behind bars until his trial.

via NBC Jeffrey Epstein paid $350K to ‘influence’ possible co-conspirators: prosecutors

Being Here Now

Presence is a state of openness to the now moment. It is acknowledging the gifts and supports that are already in place for you. It is a portal that supports your expansion and a deeper knowing of self by connecting you with your divine truth and the full acceptance of how the energies are serving you. It is the experience of the power of your beingness and what exists when you shift beyond the stories of your mind. It is finding another whole world of wonder that has been there the entire time, just waiting to be discovered. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Friday July 12, 2019

Donald Trump is facing a child rape lawsuit. Why aren’t we talking about it?

Donald Trump is facing a child rape lawsuit. Why aren’t we talking about it?

A few weeks ago, a federal lawsuit was filed in the state of New York naming Donald Trump as one of two alleged rapists of a 13 year old girl. Despite the gravity of the allegations, the lawsuit seems to have been largely ignored by mainstream media, with the exception of a very comprehensive piece in the Huffington Post written by Lisa Bloom, an attorney and legal analyst for NBC News.

A brief precis: ‘Jane Doe’, the plaintiff, alleges that in 1994 she was held as a sex slave in an apartment belonging to Jeffrey Epstein (the second defendant in the case). ‘Jane Doe’ alleges that on one occasion, Trump tied her to a bed, exposed himself and then “proceeded to forcibly rape” her. When she pleaded with him to stop, she says he struck her in the face and yelled that he would do what he wanted. ‘Jane Doe’ also alleges that Epstein vaginally and anally raped her following the assault by Trump, physically striking her in the head at one point while screaming at Trump that it was he, rather than Trump, who should have been the one to “take her virginity”.

via http://www.smh.com.au Donald Trump is facing a child rape lawsuit. Why aren’t we talking about it?

DDT’s Failures—Citizenship Question, Environment

Nel's New Day

“We are not backing down,” Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) announced in the Rose Garden yesterday when he backed down from putting a citizenship question into the 2020 census. This morning, he declared that he would sign an executive order to include the question, despite the Supreme Court and three lower courts ruling against it. This afternoon, he issued an executive order requiring federal departments to provide records about resident noncitizens to the Commerce Department, an action easily done without one of his “executive orders.” Although the monthly American Community Survey, which asks the citizen question, is sent to about one percent of the population each year, but this data cannot be used for legislative and congressional redistricting.

Earlier this week, the DOJ tried to trade out its legal team to argue the case, a first for the DOJ. The judge rejected a new team, calling the request “patently deficient”…

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Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary | TheHill

Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary | TheHill
Alexander Acosta announced Friday he will resign as Labor secretary amid mounting scrutiny over his role in negotiating a secret plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of young girls.

Standing alongside Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, President Trump said he “did an unbelievable job as secretary of Labor” and added it was Acosta’s decision to step down.

via Acosta out as Trump Labor secretary | TheHill

Harvard Law Professor: ‘No Limit To How Much S**t’ William Barr Will Eat For Trump

Harvard Law Professor: ‘No Limit To How Much S**t’ William Barr Will Eat For Trump

Laurence Tribe, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard, didn’t mince words on Attorney General William Barr’s fealty to President Donald Trump.

“He’s demonstrated there’s no limit to how much shit he’s willing to eat — or to dish out & toss at the public and the other branches of government — to please his master,” he wrote on Twitter.

The comments came after a Justice Department attorney told a judge on Wednesday that the administration was seeking a way to add a question about citizenship to the upcoming U.S. census despite a Supreme Court ruling that had blocked it last week.

via AUNewsYahoo Harvard Law Professor: ‘No Limit To How Much S**t’ William Barr Will Eat For Trump

Pope Francis Declares ‘There Is No Hell’ – Vatican Disagrees | Michael Stone

Pope Francis Declares ‘There Is No Hell’ – Vatican Disagrees | Michael Stone

Pope Francis declares “There is no Hell” and the Vatican panics, denies the claim, and reassures the faithful that sinners will burn for eternity.

Speaking with respected journalist Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of one of Italy’s leading newspapers, La Repubblica, Pope Francis explained that there is no Hell, and that sinners will not be punished for eternity.

via Pope Francis Declares ‘There Is No Hell’ – Vatican Disagrees | Michael Stone

28 women were flown to Mar-a-Lago for ‘VIP party’; only Trump and Epstein were there

28 women were flown to Mar-a-Lago for ‘VIP party’; only Trump and Epstein were there

Courtesy of The New York Times, here’s another anecdote that will leave you regretting that you no longer have eyes to gouge out after reading the last Trump-Epstein story.

The year was 1992 and the event was a “calendar girl” competition, something that George Houraney, a Florida-based businessman who ran American Dream Enterprise, had organized at Mr. Trump’s request.

“I arranged to have some contestants fly in,” Mr. Houraney recalled in an interview on Monday. “At the very first party, I said, ‘Who’s coming tonight? I have 28 girls coming.’ It was him and Epstein.”

Mr. Houraney, who had just partnered with Mr. Trump to host events at his casinos, said he was surprised. “I said, ‘Donald, this is supposed to be a party with V.I.P.s. You’re telling me it’s you and Epstein?’”

via dailykos 28 women were flown to Mar-a-Lago for ‘VIP party’; only Trump and Epstein were there

But We Knew That: Climate Deniers Also Misogynists | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

But We Knew That: Climate Deniers Also Misogynists | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

If you’re willing to rape Mother Earth, well, that’s just the beginning.
As recent events show, climate denying politicians are heavily over-represented among the ranks of abusers and predators brought to light since the MeToo movement caught fire.

Above, I interviewed Katharine Hayhoe just as she was becoming well known (before Time Magazine named her a top 100 influential). She was already under attack from hateful climate deniers – but she remains unintimidated.

Scientific American:

One scientist was called Climate Barbie.

Another was described as an “ugly fake scientist.” A third had an erect penis drawn on her car window while she was in the field researching sea-level rise.

Such is the life of many female climate scientists in 2018.

via But We Knew That: Climate Deniers Also Misogynists | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

The Jeffrey Epstein Case Has The Potential To Be The Biggest Scandal In American History

It has also previously been reported that in the old days Epstein would actually record “the sordid orgies he threw for VIPs at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls of guest bedrooms”, but it is not known if those recordings still exist or if authorities were able to find any such recordings when they raided Epstein’s home.

In any event, there is clearly an enormous amount of evidence against Epstein already, and that means his only hope of avoiding prison for the rest of his life is to cooperate with authorities.

SCOOP: Epstein’s lawyer has already made a proffer to SDNY. Epstein will agree to cooperate with the investigation, including giving up the names of individuals that paid for activities with underage girls in exchange for a maximum sentence not to exceed 5 years

via theeconomiccollapseblog The Jeffrey Epstein Case Has The Potential To Be The Biggest Scandal In American History

Branson warns of pulling Virgin out of the UK – © blogfactory

Branson warns of pulling Virgin out of the UK – © blogfactory

Virgin’s boss Sir Richard Branson has said that a no-deal Brexit will cause the pound to plummet and this would be “devastating” for his company and cause Virgin to move out of the UK.

via Branson warns of pulling Virgin out of the UK – © blogfactory

Fascism rising.

Right wing fascists benefit from economic chaos and uncertainty.

“It’s Going To Be Carnage” – Deutsche Begins Culling 18,000 Employees | Zero Hedge

“It’s Going To Be Carnage” – Deutsche Begins Culling 18,000 Employees | Zero Hedge

Some readers might have dismissed warnings of “Lehman-style” scenes outside Deutsche Bank’s global offices as hysteria related to the bank’s restructuring. But the mass firings that will eventually cull some 18,000 employees, roughly 20% of the bank’s global workforce, have already begun.

After announcing the bank’s most radical restructuring plan in two decades, CEO Christian Sewing on Sunday revealed that the bank would immediately move ahead with the steep job cuts. On Monday, whole teams of equity traders in Tokyo and the bank’s other Asian offices were let go, the first step toward winding down the bank’s equities sales and trading operation. The bank is also planning cutbacks to its fixed income, and rates, trading business. Shares bounced in pre-market trading on Sunday, but have since turned lower; in recent trade, DB shares were off nearly 2%.

via “It’s Going To Be Carnage” – Deutsche Begins Culling 18,000 Employees | Zero Hedge

A New Incident In The Persian Gulf Has Once Again Brought Us To The Brink Of War With Iran

A New Incident In The Persian Gulf Has Once Again Brought Us To The Brink Of War With Iran

On Wednesday, five Iranian gunboats attempted to seize a British oil tanker as it was traveling through the Persian Gulf.  As you will see below, this was apparently done in retaliation for an incident which happened in Gibraltar less than a week earlier.  British Royal Marines captured a tanker that was reportedly taking Iranian oil to Syria, and the Iranian government warned the British that there would be “consequences” for that action.  Apparently the Iranians felt that since the British grabbed an oil tanker that they should return the favor, and they may have gotten away with it if a British warship had not quickly intervened.  No shots were fired, and the five Iranian gunboats quickly left the scene after the British warship arrived.  But this move by the Iranians will be seen by the western powers as a direct threat to freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf, and many of President Trump’s advisers will undoubtedly be begging him to send a “message” to Iran by taking direct military action.

The Iranians have a large stockpile of extremely lethal Sunburn anti-ship missiles which they purchased from the Russians and Chinese over the years.

If the order is given, U.S. warships will be going to the bottom of the Persian Gulf, and once that happens all of the major news networks will be breathlessly pounding the war drums.

So we better hope that the Iranians don’t get too tempted by the sitting ducks that we currently have in the region.  If they decide to launch their missiles, World War 3 will become inevitable.

via theeconomiccollapseblog A New Incident In The Persian Gulf Has Once Again Brought Us To The Brink Of War With Iran

The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump’s Support | Psychology Today

The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump’s Support | Psychology Today

This effect may help explain why certain Trump supporters seem to be so easily tricked into believing proven falsehoods when the President delivers what have become known as “alternative facts,” often using language designed to activate partisan identities. Because they lack knowledge but are confident that they do not, they may be less likely than others to actually fact-check the claims that the President makes.

This speculation is supported by evidence from empirical studies. In 2016, an experiment found that 45 percent of Republicans believed that the Affordable Care Act included “death panels,” and a 2015 study similarly found that 54 percent of Republican primary voters believed then-president Barack Obama to be a Muslim.

The Dunning-Kruger effect is particularly worrisome when considering issues that pose existential threats, like global warming. A 2017 study conducted at the University of New Hampshire, for instance, found that only 25 percent of self-described Trump supporters believed that human activities contribute to climate change—though 97 percent of scientists who study climate change agree that they do.

This quirky cognitive bias could potentially be making it easier for Donald Trump to say unchallenged falsehoods to his more uneducated followers. In some cases, not only are these individuals uninformed, they are unlikely to ever try to become more informed on their own. In their minds, they have nothing new to learn.

via The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump’s Support | Psychology Today

International Study Confirms LDL-Cholesterol Doesn’t Predict Heart

A recent international study published in the highest ranking cardiovascular journal in the world confirms what we’ve been saying at GreenMedInfo for over a decade: LDL cholesterol is not an accurate predictor of future cardiovascular events and is not a good indicator of the underlying causes of heart disease — the implication of which is statin drugs are useless at best, and cardiotoxic at worst.

via Green Med Info International Study Confirms LDL-Cholesterol Doesn’t Predict Heart

Alleged Epstein madam forced to hand over 17 years of documents | Page Six

Alleged Epstein madam forced to hand over 17 years of documents | Page Six

The British socialite accused of recruiting Jeffrey Epstein’s “teen sex slave” was ordered to hand over any correspondence between her and the billionaire pedophile over the past 17 years, a Manhattan judge ruled Thursday.

Alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell will also have to produce any documents between 1999 and 2016 that mention the sex-trafficking ring she and Epstein allegedly operated.

Victim Virginia Roberts – who now goes by her married name Giuffre – sued Maxwell in Manhattan federal court for defamation.

Maxwell had denied Roberts’ claims that the older woman introduced the then-15-year-old to Epstein for sex in 1999.

via Alleged Epstein madam forced to hand over 17 years of documents | Page Six

Woman Loses Everything After Voting Trump; Spouse Is Deported And Business Fails – The Intellectualist

Woman Loses Everything After Voting Trump; Spouse Is Deported And Business Fails – The Intellectualist

Both Matheny and Roberto’s wife, Helen Beristain, were huge supporters of Trump in 2016. Roberto, however, was worried that Trump would deport Mexicans living in the U.S.

“Only the bad ones,” Matheny recalled saying.

But upon Trump’s election, Roberto’s fate took a turn for the worst. Every year, Roberto traveled to Miami to see an immigration lawyer and check in with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. But less than a month into the Trump administration, during his annual trip to Miami, agents told him to visit the ICE office in Indianapolis. But while Helen waited in the car, she learned from an officer that Roberto would not be allowed to leave the building.

“It changed my view on how the country treats its immigrants,” he said. “I thought they would go after, like Trump said, those who were bringing in drugs and the rapists. But they went after a regular guy who just cared about living the American Dream.”

via Woman Loses Everything After Voting Trump; Spouse Is Deported And Business Fails – The Intellectualist

Statins and Nerve Damage (Peripheral Neuropathy): An Overlooked Side Effect!

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Is cholesterol necesary for proper nerve function? Most prescribers are unaware of this idea, but statins and nerve damage in type 2 diabetes are related.

By now, almost everyone agrees that statins like atorvastatin, lovastatin, rosuvastatin and simvastatin can cause muscle pain (myalgia). Most clinicians also acknowledge that statins are also linked to type 2 diabetes. There is far less agreement about statins and nerve damage (aka peripheral neuropathy or polyneuropathy). A study published in JAMA Network Open (May 31, 2019) suggests that lowering cholesterol levels (with or without statins) in patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with nerve damage.

Statins As Lightning Rods:

Statin Enthusiasts:

There are few drugs as controversial as statins to lower cholesterol. On one side are the enthusiasts. These health professionals believe that these drugs are among the most effective and the least dangerous drugs in the pharmacy.

A study published in the European…

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N.J. judge who asked rape victim about closing her legs is sorry, his lawyer says – nj.com

N.J. judge who asked rape victim about closing her legs is sorry, his lawyer says – nj.com

A New Jersey judge who asked a rape victim if she “knew how to stop somebody from having intercourse with” her and if she could have closed her legs is remorseful for his comments and ready to take a punishment the higher court sees fit, his attorney said.

via N.J. judge who asked rape victim about closing her legs is sorry, his lawyer says – nj.com

Appeals court dismisses emoluments clause case against Trump involving Washington hotel

Appeals court dismisses emoluments clause case against Trump involving Washington hotel

The three judges on the panel were all nominated by Republican presidents, including one nominated by Trump.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Washington Attorney General Karl Racine did not immediately respond to requests for comment from NBC News.

Maryland and Washington had some initial wins in the case, including when a federal judge ruled that the two attorneys general had standing to file such a claim because business that was being sent to the hotel adversely affected other businesses in their jurisdictions.

via Appeals court dismisses emoluments clause case against Trump involving Washington hotel

Fascism rising

157 Republicans Just Opposed Renewing The Violence Against Women Act | HuffPost

157 Republicans Just Opposed Renewing The Violence Against Women Act | HuffPost

WASHINGTON ― The House passed legislation Thursday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, despite the vast majority of Republicans opposing it amid pressure from the National Rifle Association.

The bill, which reauthorizes the landmark 1994 domestic violence law for another five years, easily passed. (The vote tally is here). But 157 Republicans voted against it, along with one Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson (Minn.). For many of them, it was because the NRA was pushing them to oppose it over its gun safety provisions and warning that a vote in favor of the bill would be reflected in their NRA rating.

Under current federal law, only people convicted of domestic violence offenses against spouses or family members can lose their gun rights. The VAWA would add people convicted of abusing their dating partners, closing the so-called “boyfriend loophole.” It would also prohibit people convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses from owning or buying firearms, as well as abusers subject to temporary protective orders.

She called out the NRA for trying to defeat the VAWA over its gun safety provisions, which she said shouldn’t even be hard to support since they respond to pretty stark statistics: One in seven women has been stalked by an intimate partner to the point where they felt afraid or believed they would be harmed. And the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

via 157 Republicans Just Opposed Renewing The Violence Against Women Act | HuffPost

After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why.

After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why.

It’s true that they didn’t work much–not by American standards, anyway. In the United States, full-time salaried workers supposedly laboring 40 hours a week actually average 49, with almost 20 percent clocking more than 60. These people, on the other hand, worked only about 37 hours a week, when they weren’t away on long paid vacations. At the end of the workday, about four in the afternoon (perhaps three during the summer), they had time to enjoy a hike in the forest, a swim with the kids, or a beer with friends—which helps explain why, unlike so many Americans, they are pleased with their jobs.

Often I was invited to go along. I found it refreshing to hike and ski in a country with no land mines, and to hang out in cafés unlikely to be bombed. Gradually, my war-zone jitters subsided and I settled into the slow, calm, pleasantly uneventful stream of life there.

Four years on, thinking I should settle down, I returned to the United States. It felt quite a lot like stepping back into that other violent, impoverished world, where anxiety runs high and people are quarrelsome.

via The Nation After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why.

China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Congress permission | The Independent

China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Congress permission | The Independent

Chinese authorities have granted preliminary approval for dozens of Trump-branded businesses, expanding his commercial empire and raising further conflicts of interest, say lawyers.

The 38 trademarks include new hotels, spas, escort and concierge services, massage parlors, personal security services and insurance, according to public documents.

The President’s lawyers applied for the trademarks in April last year, at the same time the then Presidential candidate Trump was accusing China of “ripping off” the US and deliberately manipulating its currency to its own advantage.

via China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Congress permission | The Independent

Got cult worshiping at the alter of the Golden Calf? Greed, greed, greed.

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it’s not Orwell, he warned, it’s Brave New World | Media | The Guardian

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it’s not Orwell, he warned, it’s Brave New World | Media | The Guardian

This was, in spirit, the vision that Huxley predicted way back in 1931, the dystopia my father believed we should have been watching out for. He wrote:

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.

1984 – the year, not the novel – looks positively quaint now. One-third of a century later, we all carry our own personalized screens on us, at all times, and rather than seven broadcast channels plus a smattering of cable, we have a virtual infinity of options.

Today, the average weekly screen time for an American adult – brace yourself; this is not a typo – is 74 hours (and still going up). We watch when we want, not when anyone tells us, and usually alone, and often while doing several other things. The soundbite has been replaced by virality, meme, hot take, tweet. Can serious national issues really be explored in any coherent, meaningful way in such a fragmented, attention-challenged environment?

For all the ways one can define fascism (and there are many), one essential trait is its allegiance to no idea of right but its own: it is, in short, ideological narcissism. It creates a myth that is irrefutable (much in the way that an image’s “truth” cannot be disproved), in perpetuity, because of its authoritarian, unrestrained nature.

via My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it’s not Orwell, he warned, it’s Brave New World | Media | The Guardian

Report: 13,000 of Chicago’s homeless in 2017 had jobs | abc7chicago.com

Report: 13,000 of Chicago’s homeless in 2017 had jobs | abc7chicago.com

“Now we have a way to talk about the full scope of homelessness in Chicago,” said Julie Dworkin, the coalition’s policy director. “The point-in-time count doesn’t capture the way most people experience homelessness. Being able to quantify that has really pushed the envelope in Chicago in terms of the city thinking about what resources are necessary to address it.”

The latest point-in-time tally, from January 2018, revealed more than 5,000 people living in shelters or in places not suitable for human occupancy. The coalition indicates four out of five homeless people are “doubled up.”

Chicago’s steep housing costs contribute to homelessness in the city, the report said. The “housing wage” needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment in urban areas is over $23 per hour, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

via Report: 13,000 of Chicago’s homeless in 2017 had jobs | abc7chicago.com