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What Is Coronavirus? What Are Signs And Symptoms Of Coronavirus? Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) – SARS Coronavirus – Protective Measures You Can Take For Corona Virus – 14 Natural Methods to Treat Coronavirus – Protective Measures – Coronavirus Vaccine – | A Green Road Journal

The new virus is called 2019-nCoV. It’s unclear how easily it spreads from person to person, but the CDC recommends that anyone who may have been exposed to the illness monitor themselves for 14 days after close contact with an infected person.

Symptoms to watch for include fever, cough, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, body aches, sore throat or vomiting and diarrhea.

via What Is Coronavirus? What Are Signs And Symptoms Of Coronavirus? Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) – SARS Coronavirus – Protective Measures You Can Take For Corona Virus – 14 Natural Methods to Treat Coronavirus – Protective Measures – Coronavirus Vaccine – | A Green Road Journal

What is the new coronavirus?

What is the new coronavirus?

The new virus is called 2019-nCoV. It’s unclear how easily it spreads from person to person, but the CDC recommends that anyone who may have been exposed to the illness monitor themselves for 14 days after close contact with an infected person.

Symptoms to watch for include fever, cough, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, body aches, sore throat or vomiting and diarrhea.

via NBC What is the new coronavirus?

UNDIAGNOSED PNEUMONIA – CHINA (HUBEI) (07): OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – A ProMED-mail pos

UNDIAGNOSED PNEUMONIA – CHINA (HUBEI) (07): OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – A ProMED-mail pos

Xu Jianguo [response]: Coronavirus is a type of pathogen that mainly causes respiratory and intestinal diseases. There are many regularly arranged protrusions on the surface of this type of virus particle, and the entire virus particle is like an emperor’s crown, hence the name “coronavirus”. In addition to humans, coronaviruses can infect many mammals such as pigs, cattle, cats, dogs, marten, camels, bats, mice, hedgehogs, and various birds. So far, there are 6 known human coronaviruses. Four of these coronaviruses are more common in the population and are less pathogenic, generally causing only minor respiratory symptoms similar to the common cold. The other 2 coronaviruses – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, also known as SARS Coronavirus and MERS Coronavirus, can cause severe respiratory diseases. The new coronavirus that caused the epidemic is different from the human coronaviruses that have been discovered, and further understanding of the virus requires further scientific research.

via Promed Post – ProMED-mail

House managers accuse McConnell of setting up ‘rigged’ trial | TheHill

House managers accuse McConnell of setting up ‘rigged’ trial | TheHill

“A White House-driven and rigged process, with a truncated schedule designed to go late into the night and further conceal the President’s misconduct, is not what the American people expect or deserve,” the impeachment managers wrote in a statement.

They disputed that McConnell followed the Clinton impeachment model — as the GOP leader said he intended to do — arguing that his resolution rejects the necessity of receiving documents from the White House before the trial starts.

“His resolution deviates sharply from the Clinton precedent — and common sense — in an effort to prevent the full truth of the President’s misconduct from coming to light,” they write. “In the Clinton case, the President provided all of the documents — more than 90,000 pages of them — before the trial took place. McConnell’s resolution rejects that basic necessity.”

via House managers accuse McConnell of setting up ‘rigged’ trial | TheHill

Biologists Uncover History of Ancient Retroviruses as Far Back as 33 Million Years Ago | Biology | Sci-News.com

Biologists Uncover History of Ancient Retroviruses as Far Back as 33 Million Years Ago | Biology | Sci-News.com

The team’s findings, reported online on March 8, 2016, in the journal eLife, show that an ancient group of retroviruses known as ERV-Fc infected the ancestors of at least 28 mammal species — including carnivores, rodents and primates — between 15 million and 33 million years ago.

The distribution of ERV-Fc retroviruses among these ancient mammals suggests the viruses spread to every continent except Antarctica and Australia, and that they jumped from one species to another more than 20 times.

The study also places the origins of ERV-Fc at least as far back as the beginning of Oligocene.

“Unfortunately, viruses do not leave fossils behind, meaning we know very little about how they originate and evolve,” said team member Prof. Welkin Johnson, from the Boston College’s Biology Department.

via Biologists Uncover History of Ancient Retroviruses as Far Back as 33 Million Years Ago | Biology | Sci-News.com

Sauna Use as an Exercise Mimetic for Heart Health – Dr Mercola

Sauna Use as an Exercise Mimetic for Heart Health – Dr Mercola

Sauna bathing can be used as an exercise mimetic (i.e., an exercise-mimicking tool) to increase your longevity and health span. Men using Finnish-style, dry heat sauna seven times per week cut their risk of death from fatal heart problems in half, compared to those who used it only once a week
Compared to once-a-week sauna use, those who have four to seven sessions per week have a 61% lower risk for stroke. Heat stress from sauna bathing has also been shown to lower your risk of high blood pressure
Heat stresses your heart and body similar to that of exercise, and produces many of the same results. As your body is subjected to heat stress, it gradually becomes acclimated to the heat, prompting a number of beneficial changes and adaptations
Recent research has demonstrated that sauna bathing also helps modulate your autonomic nervous system, which governs your stress responses
Many of the life extending benefits of sauna bathing are related to the workings of heat shock proteins, which protect protein structures and prevent protein aggregation

via Sauna Use as an Exercise Mimetic for Heart Health

The Mainstream Media Admits We Are In “An Auto Recession” – And It Just Continues To Get Worse

The Mainstream Media Admits We Are In “An Auto Recession” – And It Just Continues To Get Worse

The global auto industry plunged deeper into recession in 2019, with sales dropping more than 4% as carmakers struggled to find buyers in China and India. The pain is likely to continue this year.

The number of vehicles sold across major global markets dipped to 90.3 million last year, according to analysts at LMC Automotive. That’s down from 94.4 million in 2018, and well below the record 95.2 million cars sold in 2017.

Here in the United States, people keep trying to tell us that the economy is in good shape, but last year auto sales fell here too…

Nonseasonally adjusted passenger car sales in the U.S. for 2019 declined 10.9% to 4.7 million units, versus 5.3 million units in 2018, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis.

via theeconomiccollapseblog The Mainstream Media Admits We Are In “An Auto Recession” – And It Just Continues To Get Worse

I worked for Hillary Clinton. Her attacks on Bernie Sanders are a big mistake | Peter Daou with Leela Daou | Opinion | The Guardian

I worked for Hillary Clinton. Her attacks on Bernie Sanders are a big mistake | Peter Daou with Leela Daou | Opinion | The Guardian

For Clinton to come out rhetorical guns blazing against Sanders weeks before primary voting begins reflects misplaced priorities on the part of the Clinton camp and an unfortunate willingness to amplify destructive myths about Sanders and his supporters. Moreover, Clinton implies there’s some equivalence between Sanders and Donald Trump, saying: “We want, hopefully, to elect a president who’s going to try to bring us together, and not either turn a blind eye, or actually reward the kind of insulting, attacking, demeaning, degrading behavior that we’ve seen from this current administration.”

There is absolutely no basis to compare Sanders to Trump. Sanders has sparked a massive progressive grassroots movement. In a recent poll, he has majority support from black voters under 35 and among all young voters. He has energized people across the country and has built an incredibly diverse and unified coalition committed to upholding core progressive values. He has demonstrated the courage to call for a political revolution and systemic change against a Washington establishment that serves only the ultra-wealthy and powerful.

While we will never gratuitously attack Clinton to ingratiate ourselves to her critics, we cannot sit back while the Democratic party establishment tries to minimize and tear down the mass movement Sanders has helped build. That includes the Obamas, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders who over the past two decades have proven unable (or unwilling) to stem a rising and emboldened right wing in America, while they continue to peddle the fiction that Sanders and his voters are “too far left”. It is long past time for a progressive overhaul of the entire party, and it would better for our country and our future if Democratic leaders encouraged the Sanders movement rather than try to erase it.

via I worked for Hillary Clinton. Her attacks on Bernie Sanders are a big mistake | Peter Daou with Leela Daou | Opinion | The Guardian

More than 100 Southern Baptist youth pastors convicted or charged in sex crimes – Houston Chronicle

More than 100 Southern Baptist youth pastors convicted or charged in sex crimes – Houston Chronicle

There are many others like Foster. Scores of Southern Baptist youth pastors across the country, many with little oversight or formal training, used their church positions to groom and sexually abuse children in their flocks, an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News reveals.
Nicole and police investigators say Houston youth pastor Chad Foster used his position to take advantage of members of his youth groups.
More than 100 Southern Baptists described as former youth pastors or youth ministers are now in prison, are registered as sex offenders or have been charged with sex crimes, the newspapers found. Their most common targets were teenage girls and boys, though smaller children also were molested, sometimes in pastors’ studies and Sunday school rooms.

via More than 100 Southern Baptist youth pastors convicted or charged in sex crimes – Houston Chronicle

McConnell‘s rules for the impeachment trial are a cover-up wrapped in obstruction

McConnell‘s rules for the impeachment trial are a cover-up wrapped in obstruction

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has delivered his resolution proposing the rules by which Donald Trump’s impeachment trial will be conducted. And it’s not as bad as many expected—it’s far worse. McConnell has not only set up Trump to receive a hasty, perfunctory process that offers no opportunity to interview witnesses, introduce documents, or seriously discuss the issues— the man who denied a single Senate hearing to Merrick Garland has also drawn up rules intentionally designed to hide the evidence of Trump’s crimes by squeezing the case into the wee hours of the morning.

Under the proposal put forward by McConnell, each side has 24 hours to argue the case for and against Trump. On the surface, that matches the rules of Bill Clinton’s impeachment. However, while in Clinton’s case those hours unfolded in prime time over the course of a week, McConnell is requiring that the case in the Trump trial be made in just two days. And if that sounds bad, it’s actually much worse. Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the trial in the Senate, has already informed McConnell that he needs to be at the Supreme Court in the mornings. So each session in the Senate will begin no earlier than 1 in the afternoon.

This means that, even if there was not a single break or a moment of process, each day of hearings will carry on until at least 1 a.m. More likely, House managers would be delivering the case against Trump in the hours more commonly associated with heart attacks and robberies. Forget bills that are passed at midnight; midnight will come in the middle of these hearings.

via McConnell‘s rules for the impeachment trial are a cover-up wrapped in obstruction

As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar declined to go after police involved in fatal encounters with black men – The Washington Post

As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar declined to go after police involved in fatal encounters with black men – The Washington Post

Christopher Burns, a 44-year-old black man, was unarmed and at home in Minneapolis with his fiancee and three young children when the police arrived in response to a domestic violence call. The officers put him in a chokehold, and he died on the scene, according to the medical examiner.

The 2002 incident marked the third killing of a black person by the city’s police department that year, prompting local activists to stage rallies and demand that the two officers involved in Burns’s death face charges.

The focus of the community’s anger was Amy Klobuchar, the up-and-coming attorney of Hennepin County, who had declined to prosecute police accused of using excessive force against black suspects.

via As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar declined to go after police involved in fatal encounters with black men – The Washington Post

FBI ‘honors’ Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after plotting to ‘neutralize’ him | The Grayzone

FBI ‘honors’ Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after plotting to ‘neutralize’ him | The Grayzone

In the name of fighting communism, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover ordered King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference to be surveilled. The FBI placed dozens of microphones in places King frequented and wiretapped his phones, with the approval of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. In order to gauge “the communist influences upon him,” the FBI tracked “all instances of King’s travels and activities.”

When King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October 1964, the FBI was incensed. In an infamous November press conference, FBI Director Hoover slammed King as “the most notorious liar in the country.” Off the record, Hoover also called the civil rights icon “one of the lowest characters in the country.”

A few days after the press conference, the FBI sent King a chilling anonymous letter, blackmailing him and telling him to kill himself. The FBI called King an “evil, abnormal beast” and a “complete fraud and a great liability to” Black Americans. “Your end is approaching,” the FBI wrote, describing him as “not a leader but a dissolute, abnormal moral imbecile.”

via FBI ‘honors’ Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after plotting to ‘neutralize’ him | The Grayzone

Workers report that nothing is alive now … no birds, no insects, nothing! … at recently 1080’d Wilkin River Vlly, Mt Aspiring Ntl Park

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

This is truly disturbing, especially on the heels of a recent post on topic and the revelations from the Taupo area where a hunter reports the same after SIXTY PLUS YEARS of 1080 treatment. The poison simply is not working, and worse it is decimating our native birds. Kea are nearing extinction (here also) and remember this post also about the 10K birds killed in one drop? When is this madness going to be looked at with independent eyes, independent research and an eye for alternatives. They are aerially treating areas that could be easily trapped while saying they only aerially treat inaccessible places.

Note: this post since published has had 40K shares on FB (14K initially in one week … at which point the pro poisoners were responding with comments it is not true. The person who provided the info is 100% bonafide & reliable I can…

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Pro-gun activists threaten to kill state lawmaker over bill they misunderstood | US news | The Guardian

Pro-gun activists threaten to kill state lawmaker over bill they misunderstood | US news | The Guardian

Virginia’s only socialist state legislator said he has been the target of multiple death threats over a bill that pro-gun activists misinterpreted as a potential threat to their rights.

The legislation introduced by Lee Carter, a 32-year-old Bernie Sanders-endorsed socialist, would allow public school teachers to strike without being fired, and has in fact nothing to do with guns. But some gun rights activists wrongly interpreted it as an attempt to fire law enforcement officials who might refuse to comply with gun control laws introduced by Virginia’s new Democratic legislative majority.

The result, Carter said, has been a torrent of threats and abuse on social media, from promises to vote him out of office, to claims that “this is tyranny and you know what we do to tyrants,” to explicit threats of murder, like, “I’m going to make sure you don’t live through this legislative session” or “I’m going to kill this guy, y’all make sure you don’t forget my name.”

via Pro-gun activists threaten to kill state lawmaker over bill they misunderstood | US news | The Guardian

Barr: “It’s Not a Crime” for Trump to Demand Staffers Lie to Investigators | Vanity Fair

Barr: “It’s Not a Crime” for Trump to Demand Staffers Lie to Investigators | Vanity Fair

In case there was any remaining doubt that William Barr sees his job as protecting Donald Trump, his testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday—the first of two days of public hearings on Capitol Hill—made perfectly clear where the attorney general’s allegiance lies. Even in a case where Trump literally instructed a White House lawyer to lie on the record (obstruction) to hide the fact that he tried to fire the man investigating him (obstruction).

“You . . . have a situation where a president essentially tries to change the lawyer’s account in order to prevent further criticism of himself,” Senator Dianne Feinstein told Barr during her allotted five minutes, pointing to the fact that the president told former White House counsel Don McGahn to lie to investigators about Trump instructing him to remove Mueller. Why, she wondered, is that not obstruction of justice? To which Barr responded, “Well, that’s not a crime.”

via Barr: “It’s Not a Crime” for Trump to Demand Staffers Lie to Investigators | Vanity Fair

Vatican’s 3rd most powerful figure charged with multiple child sex offences

Vatican’s 3rd most powerful figure charged with multiple child sex offences

Cardinal George Pell, former Archbishop of Sydney and Australia’s most senior figure in the Catholic Church, was charged with child sex offences Thursday by the state of Victoria.

Pell currently resides in the Vatican, according to The Guardian, where he is the third-highest ranking church official.

via churchandstate Vatican’s 3rd most powerful figure charged with multiple child sex offences

Tribute to the Last Honorable US Senator: The Story of Paul Wellstone’s Suspected Assassination – Centre for Research on Globalization

Tribute to the Last Honorable US Senator: The Story of Paul Wellstone’s Suspected Assassination – Centre for Research on Globalization

Years later as the only senator up for reelection who voted against the Iraq War when Democrats held just a one seat edge over the Republicans in the Senate (with one independent caucusing with Democrats), his thorny side made him the #1 GOP target. With the Karl Rove led Republican Party just one seat away from gaining Republican control over the US Senate, Wellstone’s death gave his Republican challenger Norm Coleman the 49-49 split and, as the President of the Senate, Cheney’s tie breaking vote would deliver the GOP 50-49 advantage needed to steamroll yet more tax cuts through for the rich, unending bankers’ wars and a never seen before boom for the military-security industrial complex. Again, motive and means tilt heavily towards assassination. The facts make it more than probable.

A month prior to the November 2002 election Vice President Cheney had arranged a meeting with Wellstone, threatening him with grave consequences should he vote against the preplanned Iraq invasion. A few days later speaking to a group of war veterans, Wellstone publicly recalled Cheney’s threatening words:

“If you vote against the war in Iraq, the Bush administration will do whatever is necessary to get you. There will be severe ramifications for you and the state of Minnesota.”

Then just days after that, 11 days prior to the midterm election and a year to the exact day after the deadly anthrax pushed Patriot Act victory, on October 25th Paul Wellstone, his wife and daughter along with three staffers and two pilots all died in an extremely suspicious plane crash.

The FBI was at the crash site within 90 minutes, indicating they’d left their Minneapolis office before the “accident” at about the same time Wellstone’s plane was just taking off that morning, indicating the possibility of pre-knowledge.

“The authors note that it would’ve taken agents at least three hours to reach the swampy and remote crash site. How they got there from the Twin Cities so quickly remains a mystery.”

via Tribute to the Last Honorable US Senator: The Story of Paul Wellstone’s Suspected Assassination  – Centre for Research on Globalization

Pompeo: New US Policy Authorized Drones Strikes on Russian, Chinese Leaders | New Eastern Outlook

Pompeo: New US Policy Authorized Drones Strikes on Russian, Chinese Leaders | New Eastern Outlook

The president reportedly called Afghanistan a “loser war,” and told his military leaders: “You’re all losers… You don’t know how to win anymore… I want to win… We don’t win any wars anymore… We spend $7 trillion, everybody else got the oil and we’re not winning anymore.” It’s reported that Trump was so angry at this point that he wasn’t breathing properly.

In his most incendiary comment, Trump—a man who, remember, managed to get out of military duty in Vietnam due to a supposed bone-spur problem—is said to have told the assembled forces: ‘I wouldn’t go to war with you people… You’re a bunch of dopes and babies.’

The comment reportedly left the room dumbfounded. Tillerson was ‘visibly seething,’ and decided to speak up. The secretary of state said: “No, that’s just wrong… Mr. President, you’re totally wrong. None of that is true.’ When the meeting ended soon afterward, Tillerson reportedly stood with a small group of confidants and said: ‘He’s a (expletive deleted) moron.’”

via Pompeo: New US Policy Authorized Drones Strikes on Russian, Chinese Leaders | New Eastern Outlook

The Biggest Stock Market “Melt Up” In U.S. History Has Pushed Stock Prices To The More Overvalued Levels Ever

The Biggest Stock Market “Melt Up” In U.S. History Has Pushed Stock Prices To The More Overvalued Levels Ever

Over the past several months, we have witnessed one of the greatest stock market rallies in American history.  The S&P 500 has gone 70 days in a row without a 1 percent loss, and most weeks we have seen one daily surge after another.  If stock prices were exploding because the underlying U.S. economy was performing extremely well, we would have reason to celebrate.  Unfortunately, that is not the case at all.  In fact, last week I shared 12 signs that the economy is actually slowing down substantially.  Instead, this stock market “melt up” is being largely fueled by reckless intervention by the Federal Reserve.  The Fed’s balance sheet has been ballooning once again, and investors know that stock prices tend to go up significantly when that is happening.  So right now Wall Street is in the midst of a raucous party, and everything will be wonderful as long as stock prices continue to move in the right direction.

Unfortunately, no stock market rally lasts forever, and a day of reckoning is coming.  At this point, stock prices have become so absurd that even the New York Times is saying that we should “worry” about what is ahead.

We also witnessed dramatic stock market “melt ups” prior to the stock market crash of 1929, prior to the bursting of the dotcom bubble, and prior to the financial crisis of 2008.

If you are not familiar with the term “melt up”, here is a pretty good definition from Investopedia

via theeconomiccollapseblog The Biggest Stock Market “Melt Up” In U.S. History Has Pushed Stock Prices To The More Overvalued Levels Ever

Of Two Minds – If Promoting Wealth Inequality and Social Breakdown Is Evil, The Fed Is Evil

Of Two Minds – If Promoting Wealth Inequality and Social Breakdown Is Evil, The Fed Is Evil

Fast-forward to today’s USA where soaring wealth and income inequality is making a social breakdown all but inevitable. Wages for the majority of households have gone nowhere for the past two decades, while the incomes of the top 5% have skyrocketed, with the majority of the gains flowing to the top 0.1%. (See charts below.)

History shows that fast-widening gaps between the super-wealthy / top 5% and the rest of the citizenry inevitably generate social disorder and breakdown. This dynamic is already painfully visible in rising homelessness, suicide rates, opioid addictions, burnout, intolerance, etc.

While there are many dynamics in play that exacerbate wealth / income inequality, the primary driver is the Federal Reserve’s near-infinite giveaways to the financial and corporate elites. If we examine why our economy has become a winner take most casino, we find the gaming tables are rigged to favor the few closest to the Fed’s money spigots: when JP Morgan gets in trouble by leveraging socially parasitic bets, the Fed steps in and saves their gambles by printing hundreds of billions of dollars in repos.

As a result of the Fed backstop, JP Morgan reported blow-out earnings.

The net result of the Fed’s goosing the stock market ever higher is soaring wealth inequality as the average US household gains precious little from record highs, and whatever gains they might have are sequestered in 401Ks and IRAs until they retire.

via Of Two Minds – If Promoting Wealth Inequality and Social Breakdown Is Evil, The Fed Is Evil

Of Two Minds – Calling Things by Their Real Names

Of Two Minds – Calling Things by Their Real Names

One does not need money to speak/write to convey one’s thoughts, but what money does allow is the drowning out of speech of those without money by those with a lot of money. In essence, the ultra-rich (i.e. the top .01%) get a huge megaphone to blare their thoughts, many of which are deliberately used to disorient and confuse the common man through the major media and so-called higher institutions of learning. Hence, we get common folk actively fighting for policies and laws that are against their own personal interests, such as promoting “free trade” agreements that are really managed trade agreements, whereby domestic workers are forced to complete with workers in other countries who make a pittance and are not protected by labor or environmental laws.

These agreements are part of a legal, yet unjust, framework that gives unfair, competitive advantages to large, multinational businesses at the expense of their smaller domestic and international competitors, which includes the abridgment of basic rights to settle disputes in a real court of law, not some kangaroo arbitration process with biased “judges”.

And we must not forget the bailouts, lack of prosecution for economic crimes, such as fraud and monopolistic and deceptive trade practices, and tax loopholes, all of which are bought in one way or another from the compromised “representatives” and “public servants” within the system.

The evil manifests itself as an enabler and promoter of an endless warfare state that is used to maintain an empire based upon the dollar that uses force, bribery, and blackmail to keep various peoples within the empire in line, which includes those within the host country(ies) (i.e. the USA (and the UK)) at the center of the empire. It causes the host country to befriend countries (i.e. frenemies) that hold values that are diametrically opposed to the values of the host country. The empire’s tactics also breeds resentment towards citizens of the host country, many of whom want nothing to do with the empire, by those who live in the empire outside the host country.

While massive resources are used to support the empire of the dollar, the host country rots from a lack of resources due to taxes, debt, and the misappropriation of resources. Numerous people enlist in the military to supposedly protect the country, but end up really protecting the empire and yet others enlist out of economic desperation, which ironically and perversely, is largely caused by the existence of the very thing they end up serving and protecting.

via Of Two Minds – Calling Things by Their Real Names

Of Two Minds – The Two Charts You Need to Ignore or Rationalize Away in 2020 (Unless You’re a Bear)

Of Two Minds – The Two Charts You Need to Ignore or Rationalize Away in 2020 (Unless You’re a Bear)

As recently as February 2016, total market cap of U.S. stocks was less than $19 trillion. The value of U.S. stocks have risen by almost 75% in a mere four years, yet the Fed’s QE is supposed to have the exact same effect in an $33 trillion market as it did in an $18.9 trillion market?

And this assumption is based on what, other than magical thinking?

Speaking of magical thinking, take a look at Apple’s operating income, which has actually declined while its price per share doubled from $145 in January 2019 to $293 in January 2020. Other than mass delusion or Martian Mind Control, the only possible explanation for the doubling of the value of a company whose operating income is at best stagnant is the same dynamic: punters have front-run all the potential gains of the future to double Apple’s share valuation in one year.

All those analysts predicting a billion Apple Watch sales to recession-impoverished consumers and Apple eating Disney’s lunch because Apple has squandered millions on entertainment “talent”–you’re joking, right? Every attempt to replace declining iPhone revenues with “services” or “wearables” in an exercise in magical thinking.

via oftwominds Of Two Minds – The Two Charts You Need to Ignore or Rationalize Away in 2020 (Unless You’re a Bear)

Opinion: Joe Biden Is The White Moderate Dr. King Warned Us About – Essence

Opinion: Joe Biden Is The White Moderate Dr. King Warned Us About – Essence

“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice.”  — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Joe Biden, the architect of the 1994 Crime Bill and former U.S. Vice-President, is not as slick as he thinks he is. In fact, he’s a cliché, a stock photo, an avatar, for every single liberal white man who believes that just because he’s not a member of the Republican Party or an adherent to the most virulent white supremacist policies, that he can disguise his rancid racism behind “Aw shucks, I just tell it like it is” performative politic-ing and Black people will just fall in line.

Because at least he’s not Donald Trump.

He proved that again Tuesday night at an NYC fundraiser, during which he reportedly told the crowd that he and James O. Eastland, the long-serving, segregationist, white supremacist Mississippi senator known as “The Voice of the White South,” and the “Godfather of Mississippi Politics”, shared a mutual fondness and respect for each other.

via Opinion: Joe Biden Is The White Moderate Dr. King Warned Us About – Essence

Switzerland switches off nuclear plant as it begins exit from atomic power – Reuters

Switzerland switches off nuclear plant as it begins exit from atomic power – Reuters

MUEHLEBERG, Switzerland (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Muehleberg nuclear power station went off the grid on Friday after 47 years, marking the end of an era as the shutdown starts the country’s exit from atomic power.

via Switzerland switches off nuclear plant as it begins exit from atomic power – Reuters

Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Speech About The Three Evils of White American Society; Racism, Militarism And Predatory Capitalism – “Scientific Power Has Outrun Our Spiritual Power. We Have Guided Missiles And Misguided Men” – Militarism Is Deep State, Via Military Industrial Complex | A Green Road Journal

This article dives into the greatest three evils that exist around the world today, according to MLK Jr.; racism, militarism, and Predatory Vulture Capitalism.

This article defines, focuses on and gives examples of all three individually and shows why they are dark forces in society, which creates only darker things, as is happening today.

Humanity is evolving and waking up. Part of the waking up process means dealing with the dark unconscious side. Germany has gone down into the unconscious collective darkness of fear and hatred. They were courageous enough to shine a light on the the racist fear based origins of the Holocaust, the Hitler regime, and owned up to it in many ways as a nation both via public actions, discussions, debates, and community memorials.

The US has not yet faced it’s dark, deep seated, unconscious fear/hatred origin that has it’s roots inside of unconscious Racism, Militarism, and Predatory Capitalism. The US has not healed this deep, dark, racist, white supremacist wound.

Maybe now is a good time to go within and dive into the darkness, in order to shine a light on it, as the Germans did around Hitler, fascism and racism?

All healing begins on an individual level, by going inside and transforming darkness into the light of awareness, plus transmutation via love and forgiveness.

The discussion of these three darkest evils and their unconscious dark origin within, should be taking place in schools, colleges and the mass media…. but it isn’t, so the wounds cannot heal, and the darkness grows as more and more focus is on unconscious projected fear, hatred and rage.

via Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Speech About The Three Evils of White American Society; Racism, Militarism And Predatory Capitalism – “Scientific Power Has Outrun Our Spiritual Power. We Have Guided Missiles And Misguided Men” – Militarism Is Deep State, Via Military Industrial Complex | A Green Road Journal

Civil Trial Verdict: Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Assassinated by US Government, And According To Hospital Witness Report, MLK Was Finished Off In The Operating Room | A Green Road Journal

First of all, do you what Dr Martin Luther King is known for? How did he die? Do you really know, or do you believe something that is not really true? Are you willing to dive in and take a look at fresh evidence, which may shift your paradigms and belief system? If yes, continue reading on, if no, stop now and get out while you still can, in order to preserve the illusion.

What is MLK known for?

Some people would say that MLK was a good guy who was pro civil rights, but nothing else. Others would say that he gave some good speeches, and has some good quotes, and that a lone racist nut job killed him.. Other people will say that he marched a lot and that is what did him in.

via Civil Trial Verdict: Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Assassinated by US Government, And According To Hospital Witness Report, MLK Was Finished Off In The Operating Room | A Green Road Journal

Dental Amalgam Fillings Linked To Perinatal Death, Pregnancy Risks

Dental Amalgam Fillings Linked To Perinatal Death, Pregnancy Risks

One of the new studies by researchers in Norway involved over 72,000 pregnant women with data on the number of teeth containing dental amalgam fillings. Lars Bjorkman and his co-authors discovered a “statistically significant association between the number of teeth filled with dental amalgam and the risk of perinatal death.” Their research was published earlier this month in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One.

Another new study by researchers in Egypt investigated the pregnancy outcomes, urinary mercury levels, and blood antioxidant activities of a cohort of 64 pregnant dental staff and 60 other pregnant women. They found that pregnant dental staff “suffered higher odds of developing spontaneous abortion and pre-eclampsia and giving birth to babies smaller for gestational age.” The study appeared earlier this year in the peer-reviewed medical publication The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

“The use of dental mercury must be stopped,” says dentist Michael Rehme, DDS, IAOMT President. “No one should have toxic mercury put into their mouth where it continuously leaks, especially when brushing or chewing. These studies validate decades of research demonstrating this outdated dental material poses a substantial threat to human health.”

via prnewswire Dental Amalgam Fillings Linked To Perinatal Death, Pregnancy Risks

50 Year Old Woman Dies Within 48 Hours of Receiving 8 Vaccines

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

“On Friday, October 19th 2018, she went for the flu shot and physical. When she got in there, the nurse told her she needed three more shots, the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)Hepatitis B, and tetanus [TDaP (tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis)]. So in total she was given eight vaccines. She asked the nurse, “Don’t you think that’s a lot to give at one time”? I’m not sure her answer, but they gave them to her. Denise came home and all day Saturday she felt nauseous. Sunday morning she got up, showered, drank her coffee, and posted on Facebook a site about vaccines. She posted this statement about one hour before passing — about how one of your family members could be a statistic.”

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Why Luxury Units in Manhattan Are Vacant – The Atlantic

Why Luxury Units in Manhattan Are Vacant – The Atlantic

In Manhattan, the homeless shelters are full, and the luxury skyscrapers are vacant.

Such is the tale of two cities within America’s largest metro. Even as 80,000 people sleep in New York City’s shelters or on its streets, Manhattan residents have watched skinny condominium skyscrapers rise across the island. These colossal stalagmites initially transformed not only the city’s skyline but also the real-estate market for new homes. From 2011 to 2019, the average price of a newly listed condo in New York soared from $1.15 million to $3.77 million.

But the bust is upon us. Today, nearly half of the Manhattan luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold, according to The New York Times.

via Why Luxury Units in Manhattan Are Vacant – The Atlantic

The #1 Weird Way to Remineralize Teeth and Heal Cavities

The #1 Weird Way to Remineralize Teeth and Heal Cavities

“Take eggshells and put them in boiling water for about 5 minutes. The boiling will kill any pathogens. Then, air dry the shells and grind the shells in a coffee grinder. Take a 1/2 teaspoon a day. It is important to note that Vitamin D [via exposure to sunlight] greatly aids calcium absorption.” [1]

Homemade eggshell toothpaste can also be made by consulting this recipe. By using both the tonic and the toothpaste together, the odds will be significantly put in the favor of sufficiently remineralizing your teeth so that dental visits can be minimized.

Eggshell toothpaste recipe:

  • ¼ cup ground up eggshells or calcium magnesium tablets
  • About 2-3 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs. baking soda

via naturalsociety The #1 Weird Way to Remineralize Teeth and Heal Cavities

New virus prompts U.S. health officials to begin airport screenings for passengers from Wuhan, China

New virus prompts U.S. health officials to begin airport screenings for passengers from Wuhan, China

CDC officials said they believe the current risk of the virus spreading in this country is low. However, “we’re concerned any time there is a new virus or new pathogen emerging in a population that hasn’t seen it before,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of Center for National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at CDC, said Friday during a call with reporters.

“What it means is that populations don’t have existing immunity, and we don’t have specific treatments or vaccines,” she said.

The newly discovered illness is a coronavirus called 2019 nCoV. As of Friday afternoon, at least 45 cases had been reported in China. Most of the cases are linked to a large market in Wuhan with live animals, but there is some evidence the virus can spread from person to person. Two deaths have been reported.

Three cases have been identified outside of China: one in Japan and two in Thailand.

via NBC New virus prompts U.S. health officials to begin airport screenings for passengers from Wuhan, China

Scotland on track for 100% renewable electricity in 2020 | World Economic Forum

Scotland on track for 100% renewable electricity in 2020 | World Economic Forum

As we work to fight the climate crisis, one of the most important things we can do is continue shifting towards renewable energy. And while some countries may be struggling to make that shift, Scotland is excelling. So far this year, Scotland’s wind turbines have produced almost double the amount of wind energy needed to power every household in Scotland, according to WWF.

As WWF explained in the report, between January and July of 2019, Scotland generated 9,831,320 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy, as per data recorded by WeatherEnergy. That’s enough to power 182 percent of all 4.47 million Scottish homes, or nearly 100 percent of homes in both Scotland and the North of England. The new figures have set a new record for the country’s wind power output.

via Scotland on track for 100% renewable electricity in 2020 | World Economic Forum

Senate GOP caucus meltdown! Five-alarm fire engulfs the White House

Senate GOP caucus meltdown! Five-alarm fire engulfs the White House

Republican senators caught amid a battery of fires engulfing the White House are frantically searching for a way out. Between the Government Accountability Office report determining the Trump administration broke the law by withholding security assistance from Ukraine to the blockbuster Rachel Maddow interview of indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, vulnerable members of the GOP caucus are trying to claw their way to safety on the fly. No one solution has permeated the caucus, just a scattershot bid for survival. It’s an impossible task when Republican lawmakers long ago decided their path to enduring power was to back Donald Trump and all his corruption come hell or high water.

Turns out hell was their fate as the sun arose on the morning they would take their oaths to “do impartial justice” in the impeachment trial of the 45th president of the United States. The night before, Parnas, who desperately wants to testify before Congress, gave his firsthand account of the criminal enterprise Trump has been running from the Oval Office. “President Trump knew exactly what was going on,” Parnas told Maddow. “He was aware of all of my movements. I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president.”

Yes, Parnas has been criminally indicted and his account must be vetted. But that’s the whole point—his account must be vetted. Parnas has too many receipts in the way of texts and handwritten notes not to be taken seriously, which is exactly why GOP senators are fumbling about looking for refuge from the facts—many facts. In fact, they want refuge from all the facts, including Parnas, the conclusions of the nonpartisan GAO, the potential testimony of John Bolton, the recently reported emails directly implicating Trump and his top deputies in the scandal, not to mention all the other evidence unearthed by the House inquiry.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins is trying to run a misdirection on the Parnas revelations, questioning why the House Intelligence Committee didn’t address the very evidence it subpoenaed last October but didn’t receive until two days ago. “Doesn’t that suggest that the House did an incomplete job, then?” Collins offered. No, it does not. The materials had been seized by the FBI and unavailable during the House inquiry, so Democrats pressed forward with what was available to them.

via Dailykos Senate GOP caucus meltdown! Five-alarm fire engulfs the White House

From Obama to Trump, the Escalation of Drone Warfare – Antiwar.com

From Obama to Trump, the Escalation of Drone Warfare – Antiwar.com

Soon after President Trump took office, his administration began to quietly dismantle the safeguards Obama had just created. His administration would subsequently expand the battlefields on which drones would be used, ease combat rules in Somalia intended to protect civilians, rescind most aspects of Obama’s executive orders, and stop publishing civilian casualty data entirely, while telling the public even less about the program. Not surprisingly, drone strikes across the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa would rise and a lot more civilians would start dying from them. None of this was exactly shocking from a commander-in-chief who had once asked a CIA official why he didn’t kill a terrorist target’s family during a drone strike.

In his Nobel Prize speech, Obama claimed that the reason the United States adhered to certain rules of conduct in war like protecting civilians was because “that’s what makes us different from those whom we fight. That is the source of our strength.” In the first half of last year, US and Afghan air and drone strikes killed more civilians than the Taliban for the first time ever. Those strikes hit wedding partiesfarmerspregnant women, and small children. In Somalia, drone strikes decimated entire communities, destroying not only lives, but crops, homes, and livelihoods. And as the new decade began, President Trump not only carried out a drone strike so drastic and rare that many experts believed it was a straightforward act of (and declaration of) war, but also threatened to bomb nonmilitary targets (“cultural” sites), a move which is generally considered a war crime under international law.

In its recklessness and brutality, Trump’s escalating drone war should remind us all of just how dangerous it is when a president claims the legal authority to kill in secret and no one can stop him. Maybe this decade we’ll learn our lesson.

via From Obama to Trump, the Escalation of Drone Warfare – Antiwar.com Original

Wind & Solar Power Will Dominate 2020 In US, Despite Trump | CleanTechnica

Wind & Solar Power Will Dominate 2020 In US, Despite Trump | CleanTechnica

Trump does not like wind and solar power, but the market absolutely loves wind and solar power. The EIA predicts wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage will be 78% of new electrical generation capacity in 2020. We will see 5.57 GW of coal retired and no new coal plants!

While natural gas is adding 9.3 GW of new capacity, 3.74 GW are being retired. Thus, the net amount of natural gas for 2020 is 5.56 GW. As renewables and energy storage become more affordable, we will see natural gas continue to lose market share.

Wind will be #1 in 2020 with a total of 18.5 GW of capacity coming online. It is worth mentioning these newer turbines have higher capacity factors than previous turbines. Additionally, wind power is reaching into newer markets as turbines have been designed to fit a variety of wind speeds.

via Wind & Solar Power Will Dominate 2020 In US, Despite Trump | CleanTechnica

Volkswagen CEO: We Need To Move Faster On Electric Vehicles Or We Will Follow Nokia’s Fate | CleanTechnica

Volkswagen CEO: We Need To Move Faster On Electric Vehicles Or We Will Follow Nokia’s Fate | CleanTechnica

Volkswagen’s CEO, Herbert Diess, has reportedly expressed yet again the corporation’s powerful internal struggles regarding the transition to electric vehicles. Before jumping into his latest comments, though, I’d like to go back to what former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made rather clear a few years ago: legacy automakers have to reinvent themselves in order to be true electric vehicle competitors. Many outsiders consider the shift from making fossil fuel vehicles to making electric vehicles as a simple transition, but it’s actually an existential crisis for large automakers.

As I’ve written before, legacy automakers are walking an extremely thin and difficult tightrope. On the one hand, if they don’t electrify fast enough, they’re dead. On the other hand, they have to invest an enormous amount of money to move from fossil powertrains to electric powertrains to remain at a similar production scale as they exist today, and they will certainly have to swallow stranded assets and sunk costs that will make their financials look a bit shabby for a while.

via Volkswagen CEO: We Need To Move Faster On Electric Vehicles Or We Will Follow Nokia’s Fate | CleanTechnica

Tesla Gobbled Up 78% Of US Electric Vehicle Sales In 2019* | CleanTechnica

Tesla Gobbled Up 78% Of US Electric Vehicle Sales In 2019* | CleanTechnica

Based on CleanTechnica estimates*, Tesla Model 3 sales accounted for 81% of US electric vehicle sales in December and 72% of 4th quarter EV sales. The Model 3 accounted for 65% of US electric vehicle sales in 2019 as a whole. In other words, 2 out of every 3 electric vehicle sales were Tesla Model 3 sales. The Model 3’s 150,000+ deliveries made it the 9th best selling car in the United States and the #1 best selling luxury vehicle (reports coming).

All together, Tesla accounted for 89% of US EV sales in December, 83% in the 4th quarter, and 78% in 2019, based on our estimates as well as official automaker data and some third party data.

As you can see, December and 4th quarter EV market share didn’t depart much from the full-year breakdown (there’s not much room for departure when one model dominates so profoundly), but Tesla was stronger at the end of the year than the beginning, and other brands are so low volume that their month-to-month or quarter-to-quarter changes are negligible across the market as a whole. Here are charts for December and the 4th quarter of 2019:

via Tesla Gobbled Up 78% Of US Electric Vehicle Sales In 2019* | CleanTechnica

The big auto makers blocked EV sales for so long, now they are trying to play catch up, and Tesla is grabbing just about all of the market share of the EV market, because TESLA won’t back down or recall all of their EV’s, just to jam them into a crusher.

This is a disruptive technology. Just like horse and buggies got replaced by cars, fossil fuel vehicles are obsolete. Most owners just don’t realize it yet, but they are driving the equivalent of a horse and buggy, just as Ford came out with the next new disruption.

This graph explains how far the big auto makers are being left behind, and unless they figure out a way to catch up, they will be gone and disappear entirely within ten years, as the big shift into electric cars happens.

Avoid Vipers’ Nests, by William Gudal |

Avoid Vipers’ Nests, by William Gudal |

The United States has been poking, prodding and punching Iran ever since 1953 when Kermit Roosevelt, the CIA and Britain overthrew the government of Iran and installed and then financed and supported one of the most brutally repressive, police state, jackbooted governments ever. If the people of Iran were a little upset in 1979, well you can only wonder.

The United States, implementing its guiding policy of “exceptionalism” inaugurated its quest for empire in 1898 when it acquired and colonized Cuba (puppet government), Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines (million dead). Since then there has existed almost no restraint on the U.S. thirst for power and control. The list is almost endless.  The central guiding foreign policy objective of the United States is to install U.S. controlled puppet governments whenever and wherever it can. When it meets resistance, it gets angry, to wit: Iraq, Libya, Panama, Afghanistan.

The U.S. has had its beady eye on Iran for over 70 years. Britain began ogling Iran early in the twentieth century, for geopolitical, economic (world’s 2nd largest non-sand oil reserves) and geographic reasons. The U.S. adamantly seeks to deny Iran its naturally significant role in its sphere of the world. Like the United States, Iran has what the U.S. calls its “significant interests”. Apparently the U.S. is entitled to its significant interests and “security” concerns, but others are not. It’s a one way street.

via Avoid Vipers’ Nests, by William Gudal | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

We ‘slaughtered’ Jeremy Corbyn, says Israel lobbyist – Counter Information

We ‘slaughtered’ Jeremy Corbyn, says Israel lobbyist – Counter Information

After he was subjected to a four-year witch hunt targeting the left and Palestine solidarity activists over alleged “Labour anti-Semitism,” Corbyn lost last month’s general election.

The Campaign Against Antisemitism was founded in 2014 during Israel’s war against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, to counter rising criticism of Israel. It did so primarily by smearing critics as anti-Semitic.

It has been one of the most active right-wing Zionist groups promoting the false notion that Labour became an anti-Semitic party after Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership in 2015.

But as anti-Zionist Palestine solidarity campaigner Tony Greenstein recently put it, “The one thing that the Campaign Against Antisemitism doesn’t do is to campaign against anti-Semitism.”

In fact, Greenstein argued on his blog, “anti-Semitism of the traditional kind is all but ignored by it, but [fake] ‘anti-Semitism’ of the anti-Zionist or pro-Palestinian variety is very much its concern.”

Despite being a registered charity, and thus supposedly non-partisan, the CAA openly campaigned against Labour and against Corbyn.

via We ‘slaughtered’ Jeremy Corbyn, says Israel lobbyist – Counter Information

Fascism rising.

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Red Ponzi’, What Triggers The Next Financial Collapse? – By David Stockman | RIELPOLITIK

VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Red Ponzi’, What Triggers The Next Financial Collapse? – By David Stockman | RIELPOLITIK

Gold has a small trading value, or market cap, compared to something like a trillion dollars that turns over in the repo market every day. Or the five trillion dollars a day that turns over in the currency markets. Gold is a minor player, compared to that.
If central banks begin to really stock up on gold, what’s going to happen is people will try to front run them.

This is the whole secret of what’s been ongoing for the last 20 years in other markets. The reason bond yields have gone to rock bottom is the central banks have been buying the bonds. So, the smart traders are buying what the central banks are buying.

If the central banks are going to start buying gold, the same guys who have been buying the 10-year Treasuries or Bunds are going to start buying gold, and it’ll soar. The same way that bond prices have in last few years.

In other words, the world is awash with massive artificial liquidity created by the central banks. It’s in the hands of traders, who move in split-second intervals and attempt to leverage anything that looks like it’s going up. Especially if they can put it on leverage that costs nothing.

Maybe the next chapter is the whole system becomes unwound and the banks start buying more gold, and the front runners start buying more gold, and the price begins to multiply by breathtaking rates.

via VOODOO ECONOMICS: ‘Red Ponzi’, What Triggers The Next Financial Collapse? – By David Stockman | RIELPOLITIK

Nudges and whispers

Whatever your soul is asking for is what is exactly right for you. You can never, ever make a mistake if you listen to the nudges and yearnings of your soul.

Stepping into your authentic power is trusting yourself enough to listen to your soul above all else, knowing that even it it doesn’t make any sense to anyone else it is your highest path because you are the only qualified expert of your own life expression.

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Thursday January 16, 2020

Nudges and whispers

Whatever your soul is asking for is what is exactly right for you. You can never, ever make a mistake if you listen to the nudges and yearnings of your soul.

Stepping into your authentic power is trusting yourself enough to listen to your soul above all else, knowing that even it it doesn’t make any sense to anyone else it is your highest path because you are the only qualified expert of your own life expression.

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Thursday January 16, 2020

Weeks after saying ‘I’m not an impartial juror,’ McConnell pledges impartiality in oath

Weeks after saying ‘I’m not an impartial juror,’ McConnell pledges impartiality in oath

The oath’s language marked a contrast from what McConnell said in December before the House voted to impeach Trump, charging the Republican president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

“I’m not an impartial juror,” McConnell said in December after a reporter asked him what his message is to Americans who might have concerns about his ability to be impartial during an impeachment trial.

“Impeachment is a political decision. The House made a partisan political decision to impeach,” he added. “I would anticipate we will have a largely partisan outcome in the Senate. I’m not impartial about this at all.”

via MSN Weeks after saying ‘I’m not an impartial juror,’ McConnell pledges impartiality in oath

In any court in any country, this would have gotten all of these guy kicked off the jury..

Why not have a jury selection of average citizens?

POTUS directed conspiracy to use taxpayer dollars to destroy political rivals and rig 2020 election

POTUS directed conspiracy to use taxpayer dollars to destroy political rivals and rig 2020 election

Lev Parnas, the Rudy Giuliani associate caught in the middle of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, said on Wednesday that the president was fully aware of his actions in Ukraine, and leveled a string of potentially damaging accusations against the president’s closest allies, including Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr and the House Intelligence Committee’s top Republican, Rep. Devin Nunes.

“President Trump knew exactly what was going on,” Parnas, who was indicted over an alleged campaign finance scheme in October, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow when asked to correct the biggest inaccuracy about his dealings with the president. “He was aware of all of my movements. I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president.”

Speaking in an interview aired on Wednesday night, Parnas said Trump and Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, directed him to urge Ukrainian officials to publicly open an investigation into a Trump Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Parnas asserted that the ouster of Marie Yovanovitch as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine last spring was entirely motivated by her interference in their efforts to start a Biden investigation. And he even apologized to her for his conduct.

Parnas added that Pence, Barr and former national security adviser John Bolton were all aware of or involved in parts of the scheme.

via dailysoundandfury POTUS directed conspiracy to use taxpayer dollars to destroy political rivals and rig 2020 election

Lev Parnas’ lawyer releases video of Trump talking with Parnas — after president says he never spoke with him – Raw Story

Lev Parnas’ lawyer releases video of Trump talking with Parnas — after president says he never spoke with him – Raw Story

President Donald Trump said in a press availability Thursday that he’d never spoken to Rudy Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas. It was less than one hour later that Paras’ lawyer released a video showing the two men talking.

“I don’t know him,” says Pres Trump of Lev Parnas. Says he may have taken photos with him, “which I do with thousands of people, including people today that I didn’t meet.” Trump went on to say the Parnas allegations are “a big hoax.” And he doesn’t think he’s ever spoken to Parnas.

Previously, Trump said that he never met Parnas until a trove of photos were released of the two men together at various different events over the years.

via Lev Parnas’ lawyer releases video of Trump talking with Parnas — after president says he never spoke with him – Raw Story

Fascists lie..

 

Uh, Virginia Just Declared a State of Emergency as Armed Militias Threaten to Storm the Capital | GQ

Uh, Virginia Just Declared a State of Emergency as Armed Militias Threaten to Storm the Capital | GQ

Virginia governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency on Wednesday afternoon, citing the potential for violence at an upcoming pro-gun rally at the state capitol. On Twitter, the governor wrote:

We have received credible intelligence from our law enforcement agencies of threats of violence surrounding the demonstration planned for Monday, January 20. This includes extremist rhetoric similar to what has been seen before major incidents, such as Charlottesville in 2017. This intelligence suggests militia groups and hate groups, some from out of state, plan to come to the Capitol to disrupt our democratic process with acts of violence.

In addition to warning residents to avoid Richmond that day, Northam has also declared that no weapons of any kind will be allowed at the capitol from Friday, January 17 at 5 PM through Tuesday, January 21 at 5 PM.

via Uh, Virginia Just Declared a State of Emergency as Armed Militias Threaten to Storm the Capital | GQ

Fascism rising.

 

Steele: GOP Senators should be embarrassed to take oath when they’ve told us they plan to lie

Steele: GOP Senators should be embarrassed to take oath when they’ve told us they plan to lie

MSNBC political analyst Michael Steele joins Brian Williams and Nicolle Wallace to discuss the oath of impartiality that Senators will take Thursday, which directly contradicts the words of several GOP members of the Senate, who have already said they will not be impartial jurors.

via MSNBC Steele: GOP Senators should be embarrassed to take oath when they’ve told us they plan to lie

Look WHO’s Talking! Vaccine Scientists Confirm Major Safety Problems • Children’s Health Defense

Look WHO’s Talking! Vaccine Scientists Confirm Major Safety Problems • Children’s Health Defense

The bombshell video footage, published by Del Bigtree’s The Highwire, captures a series of statements—profoundly unsettling in their matter-of-factness—made by professionals who, in early December, attended the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) two-day Global Vaccine Safety Summit. The summit’s aims were to “take stock of [the] accomplishments” of WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) and work toward finalizing the agency’s Global Vaccine Safety Blueprint 2.0 strategy 2021-2030. Attendees included GACVS members (past and present), vaccine program managers, regulatory authorities, drug safety staff, “and representatives of UN agencies, academic institutions, umbrella organizations of pharmaceutical companies, technical partners, industry representatives and funding agencies.”

What did this crème de la crème of the vaccine establishment say during their two-day powwow? Among other discussion points, attendees admitted that:

  • Vaccines can be fatal.
  • The design of safety studies makes it difficult to spot problems.
  • Safety monitoring is inadequate.
  • Vaccine adjuvants increase risk.

Every single one of these revelations—startling mostly because of who was caught on camera saying it— referred to problems that Children’s Health Defense and other vaccine-risk-aware organizations and individuals have been reporting on for years.

via childrenshealthdefense Look WHO’s Talking! Vaccine Scientists Confirm Major Safety Problems • Children’s Health Defense