Bernie Sanders Predicted The Panama Tax Haven Scandal Five Years Ago, But No One Would Listen
“Panama’s entire annual economic output is only $26.7 billion a year, or about two-tenths of one percent of the U.S. economy. No-one can legitimately make the claim that approving this free trade agreement will significantly increase American jobs.
“Then, why would we be considering a stand-alone free trade agreement with this country?
“Well, it turns out that Panama is a world leader when it comes to allowing wealthy Americans and large corporations to evade U.S. taxes by stashing their cash in off-shore tax havens. And, the Panama Free Trade Agreement would make this bad situation much worse.”
London house prices plummet – © blogfactory
London house prices suffered a staggering 4.4 per cent annual drop in May, their worst annual drop since the financial crisis, public data revealed today.
While UK house prices rose 1.2 per cent compared to May 2018, London house prices sank, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.
Read more: UK house prices slip for the first time in 2019, says Rightmove
Homes in the capital also fell on a monthly basis, dropping 2.5 per cent from April to May to leave the average London house price at £457,471.
Why The Media Ignores Jeremy Hammond While Praising Edward Snowden
In November 2013, a federal court sentenced Hammond to 10 years in prison for his part in the hack of Strategic Forecasting, an Austin, Texas-based corporate intelligence agency, also known as Stratfor. Working on behalf of Lulzsec, an infamous subgroup of Anonymous, Hammond leaked 5 million private emails taken from Stratfor to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, a release that came to be known as the Global Intelligence Files, or GI Files.
The emails revealed that Stratfor gathers intelligence on behalf of private corporations while also sharing sensitive information with local and federal law enforcement. For example, the company spied on The Yes Men for Dow Chemical, after the activists publicly humiliated Dow on behalf of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal, India, disaster that killed thousands. At the same time, Stratfor collaborated with the Texas State Troopers to infiltrate Occupy Austin during the first months after the group’s formation in October 2011.
Lucas stressed that the GI Files exposed a portion of the American surveillance state that’s normally both invisible and entirely immune to accountability. When the media quotes Stratfor employees, such as Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence, reporters rarely question the accuracy of their words.
Lucas gave examples of key details often revealed by the emails: “To whom did Stratfor sell their intelligence? What else was Fred Burton doing on the day he talked to the media?”
The leak allows him to weigh Stratfor and government claims against facts learned in hindsight.
In comparing Snowden to Hammond, Lucas pointed out that the mainstream media may be more reluctant to report on a corporation like Stratfor when Stratfor’s clients might be advertising sponsors:
“Journalists play a large role in controlling what information the public receives. It is safer, for business and editorial approval, to write about a whistleblower who leaked information from the federal government, the traditional opponent of influential investigative journalists, than about a whistleblower who hacked out information about local cops collaborating with corporate spies.”
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House votes to condemn Trump’s racist tweets – CNNPolitics
Washington (CNN)The House voted on Tuesday night to condemn racist language from President Donald Trump, capping off a tumultuous couple of hours on Capitol Hill including a brief time in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was barred from speaking in the chamber.
The vote was 240-187. Four Republicans and one independent — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan — supported it as well as all Democrats who voted.
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of the congresswomen Trump attacked, said Tuesday’s vote sent a message to young kids who “are wrestling with the weight of those words now coming from the President, that we hear them, we see them and we never will allow anybody to tell them that this isn’t their country.”
House Republicans just voted en masse to prove how racist they are.
The entire Republican Party has covered for Donald Trump’s overt racism for years. Now, the House GOP has gone ahead and endorsed it outright: On Tuesday evening, virtually every Republican representative voted against a resolution condemning Trump’s virulent, bigoted attacks on four Democratic members of Congress, all of whom are women of color.
But if asked, every single one of them will claim that they are NOT RACIST.
Trump ‘adviser’ says non-white Trump opponents are ‘dark underbelly’ of America. Then it gets worse.
“They represent a dark underbelly in this country of people who are not respecting our troops, are not giving them the resources and respect that they deserve.”
Team Trump isn’t racist, they’re just “sick and tired” of “dark” Americans who by the way hate our troops and, Conway added, are “palling around with terrorists.” So no, asserted Conway, Donald doesn’t regret telling them to “go back” to where “they came.”
Having thus Solved the problem of the White House being seen as stoking racism and bigotry, Conway apparently felt the need for a capper. Further defending Trump’s demand that his non-white American critics “go back” to other countries, Conway asked the questioning reporter: “What’s your ethnicity?”
When the reporter refused to answer, Conway insisted. “I’m asking you a question. My ancestors are from Ireland and Italy.” It is relevant because Trump “said ‘originally from.'”
The reporter, Andrew Feinberg, is Jewish. And the spectacle of a top White House official belligerently demanding that a questioner reveal his “ethnicity” was not lost on anyone. (“Most Jewish Americans will recognize” Conway’s questioning, noted reporter Benjamin Freed. “It’s the insinuation that we’re from somewhere else, guests in our own country and possibly loyal to another flag.”)
Fascism rising.. The rhetoric is ramping up… Buckle up.
The knock from the ICE Agents may still come. This may be a calm before the storm. It is important people remain aware and know their rights.
Just because you are a citizen do not assume they will not come knocking for you. ICE OFTEN arrest permanent citizens of the US “by mistake”. It has taken 4 years for cases to be sorted. In the meantime you are losing your home because you are imprisoned.
The cruelty of the punishment, citizen or not, is the point. Between 2012 and 2018 ICE wrongly arrested 1480 citizens. ICE will not be any better now.
Know where your papers & passports are. Know the number of or how to contact an immigration lawyer. Know the number of a friend or family member who can help you, know where they are likely to take you. Can your friend or family member find your papers if needs be?
If you have a Latin American heritage it would be prudent to assume that yes indeed they are coming for you, citizen or not, so know where your passport & papers are.
America under Trump has become a “Papers Please” County.
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“Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We Are Experiencing Shortages On Many Of Our Canned Vegetable Items”
I know that this headline is alarming, but it is actually a direct quote from a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket. And as you will see below, similar notices are being posted in the canned vegetable sections of Wal-Mart stores nationwide. I would encourage you to examine the evidence in this article very carefully and to come to your own conclusions about what is happening. At this moment, social media is buzzing with reports of shortages of canned vegetables all around the country. But so far, the mainstream media is being eerily quiet about all of this. Is there a reason why they aren’t saying anything? For months, I have been reporting on the extremely bizarre weather patterns that are causing crop failures all over the planet. But I certainly did not expect that we would already begin to see product shortages on the shelves of major U.S. supermarkets this summer. What I am about to share with you is shocking, but the truth needs to get out. For those that share my articles on your own websites, I know that all of the images in this article are going to be an inconvenience, but it is imperative that you include them when you republish this article because they tell a story. All of the images are taken directly from Facebook, and they prove that we are now facing a nationwide shortage of canned vegetables.
So let’s get started.
This first image was posted on Facebook by Scott L. Biddle, and it shows a “product shortage” notice that was posted in the canned vegetable section of a Wal-Mart in Tennessee…
via theeconomiccollapseblog “Due To A Poor Harvest Season, We Are Experiencing Shortages On Many Of Our Canned Vegetable Items”
” . . . In a peer-reviewed study, Columbia University researchers report that soil on four isles of the Marshall Islands contains concentrations of nuclear isotopes that greatly exceed those found near the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear power plants. On one isle, those levels are reported to be 1,000 times higher.“
” . . . Researchers found concentrations of plutonium-238 on Naen, raising the possibility that the island was used as an unreported dumping ground. Plutonium-238 is a radioisotope associated with nuclear waste and not generally with fallout . . . “
Trump to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants at US-Mexico border | TheHill
According to text of the rule set to publish in the Federal Register on Tuesday, asylum seekers who pass through another country before reaching the United States will be ineligible for asylum when they reach the southern border.
The move marks an acceleration in the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of migrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico and has the potential to considerably reduce the number of asylum claims.
The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice announced the Interim Final Rule (IFR) in a joint statement Monday.
“The Departments are amending their respective regulations to provide that, with limited exceptions, an alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States across the southern border after failing to apply for protection in a third country outside the alien’s country of citizenship, nationality, or last lawful habitual residence through which the alien transited en route to the United States is ineligible for asylum,” states the text of the rule.
As Wall Street Celebrates Rising Stock Prices, Companies Are Literally Shutting Down All Over America
The all-time record for store closings in a single year was set in 2017 when 8,139 stores shut down.
According to a brand new report that was just released, we are on pace to absolutely shatter that old record.
In fact, Coresight says that the number of store closings in the U.S. could hit 12,000 by the end of this year…
The “going-out-of-business” sales and liquidation of other brands is expected to continue. Coresight estimates closures could reach 12,000 by the end of the year, the report said.
In The Beginning Of The End, I painted a picture of a future in which America’s communities would be littered by boarded up stores that had been abandoned by major retailers.
Now it is happening right in front of our eyes.
The hollowing out of US businesses continues, as fascism rises.
Fascism promotes this chaos and thrives on it.
Al Green to force impeachment vote following incendiary Trump tweets | TheHill
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Monday that he plans to force a vote on impeachment this month following President Trump’s inflammatory tweets telling a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from.
Green — who first unsuccessfully forced a vote on impeachment in 2017, with just 58 Democrats supporting the effort on the floor — said he feels he needs to take action due to the president’s recent rhetoric.
“I will again, this month, bring impeachment to a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for bigotry in policy, harmful to our society,” he tweeted. #RacistPresident #ImpeachNow
58 votes for impeachment the first time around..
How many this time?
Trump steps up attacks on minority congresswomen | TheHill
President Trump on Monday stepped up his attacks on four progressive, minority Democratic lawmakers, which were widely condemned by Democrats as racist and unbecoming of an American president.
One day after Trump said the women should “go back” to their home countries, even though all are U.S. citizens, the president denied he was being racist and expressed no remorse when told that white nationalist groups found common cause with his message.
Nuclear Experimentation: Year 74 | Wake Up World
Nuclear experimentation continues to be the most taboo and obfuscated subject matter, overtly and covertly, the world over. The experiment is one of the most taboo subjects not only because of cultural (read military industrial complex) influence, but also because of the following rule which I call the Idiocy Certainty Principle: the less mental capacity, the more one muddles or denies the actuality of any and all things one has not seen themselves. This rule is most notable with near invisible subject matter such as nuclear experimentation and indeed with another matter of mostly invisible subjects; spirituality. If you cannot hold it, wear it, eat it, or spend it, how can it be worth anything or even real? And so, perhaps depending on one’s exposure to nuclear experimentation pollution and subsequently affected mental capacity, nuclear experimentation is either a very big deal or it’s out of sight/out of mind.
You can’t see radiation. Which, the aforementioned Idiocy Certainty Principle tells us, may be why most people ignore the topic of nuclear experimentation. Perhaps part of the reason I am fascinated with the subjects of nuclear experimentation and spirituality is because of the invisible nature shared by the diverse matters.
Since the journey of death that is nuclear experimentation began, there has already been a vast nuclear war on terra. There have been over 2,000 experimental detonations and the production, refinement, and storage of the elements of the deadly journey continue leaking into the planetary environment the world over, from Fukushima, to Hanford, to Chernobyl, to The West Lake Landfill, and back again.
Hint: It’s not Germany
More than three million first residence permits were granted by European Union member states in 2017, figures from the bloc’s official statistics agency revealed on Monday.
First residence permits granted by an EU member state allow nationals from non-EU countries (also known as third-country nationals) to stay for at least 3 months on its territory.
Poland was the main country giving such permits with 683,228 delivered or 21.7% of the bloc’s total, according to Eurostat.
It was followed by Germany (535,446 or 17%) and the UK (517,000 or 16.4%).
The largest share of first residence permits was given to people from Ukraine who were nearly 662,000 (21%) to be granted such permits. The vast majority — 88% — received their permits from Poland.
According to the United Nations’International Organisation for Migration, Ukraine “is one of the most migration-affected countries in Europe.”
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Bastille Day: Police clash with yellow vests after parade – © blogfactory
The skirmishes were over quickly but they marked the worst clashes between riot police and masked demonstrators in central Paris since March. The men involved were not wearing the signature yellow vests of the anti-government gilets jaunes protests of the past eight months.
As police rushed into the streets around the Champs Elysées, shoppers and tourists were seen fleeing from the teargas. Riot police cleared the roads and took up position on main streets and calm was restored.
Earlier on Sunday morning, before the traditional annual military parade, some 152 people – including yellow vest protesters – were arrested as they tried to stage a separate demonstration.
Among those stopped by police and briefly taken into custody were Jérôme Rodrigues and Maxime Nicolle. The two men are key figures from the gilets jaunes protest movement, which began as a revolt against fuel tax in November 2018 and has continued as an anti-government protest. Although there has been a decline in the number of people taking part in the weekly gilets jaunes Saturday marches in French towns, the movement is still active. Rodrigues’s lawyer, Arié Alimi, told AFP his being stopped by police amounted to “arresting political opponents”.
Security was tight for the 14 July national day which commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille fortress in Paris during the French Revolution.
No one with a yellow vest had been allowed past police barriers to watch the parade
Secret files in case of girl, 17, ‘forced to have sex with Prince Andrew by Jeffrey Epstein’ to be opened after ruling
The Duke of York, 59, was pictured walking in Central Park with Epstein, 66, in 2010 and has faced criticism over his relationship with the child abuser
The 66-year-old financier is accused of recruiting girls – some aged as young as 14 – and sexually abusing them at his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida.
If found guilty Epstein could face 45 years in prison.
Around 2,000 files from a defamation case involving alleged trafficking victim Virgina Roberts are now due to be released following a US Court of Appeal ruling, The Sunday Times reports.
Roberts, now 35, claimed in 2015 she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew by Epstein in London, New York and the Caribbean.
Let’s see if the 1 percent keep this all dark, suppressed and covered up, or if it finally sees the light…
Remember the Panama Papers? Even after being exposed, nothing happened.
Grindr serial killer Stephen Port’s drug dealer is found guilty of murdering James Bond extra with a fatal dose of chemsex drug – © blogfactory
‘Their method in the majority of cases was to drug their victim with enough GBL to render them unconscious so they could then search their homes, selecting items of interest and photographing bank cards and personal documents for subsequent fraudulent use. They did this at their leisure, sometimes spending hours at an address.
‘But Mr Michels was different – Matovu gave him a fatal dose of GBL. Despicably, while Mr Michels lay dead or dying, Matovu raided his address of many of his belongings, leaving his devastated family to find his body the following day.
JFK’s Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve | The Most Revolutionary Act
In reality, the act created a private, for profit, central banking corporation owned by a cartel of private banks. The Federal Reserve Bank, a.k.a Federal Reserve System, is a Private Corporation. Black’s Law Dictionary defines the “Federal Reserve System” as: “A Network of twelve central banks to which most national banks belong and to which state chartered banks may belong. Membership rules require investment of stock and minimum reserves.” Privately-owned banks own the stock of the FED. Who owns the FED? The Rothschilds of London and Berlin; Lazard Brothers of Paris; Israel Moses Seif of Italy; Kuhn, Loeb and Warburg of Germany; and the Lehman Brothers, Goldman, Sachs and the Rockefeller families of New York. Did you know that the FED is the only for-profit corporation in America that is exempt from both federal and state taxes? The FED takes in trillions of dollars per year tax free! The banking families listed above get all that money.
The FED basically works like this: The government granted its power to create money to the FED banks. They create money, then loan it back to the government charging interest. The government levies income taxes to pay the interest on the debt. On this point, it’s interesting to note that the Federal Reserve Act and the sixteenth amendment, which gave Congress the power to collect income taxes, were both passed in 1913. The incredible power of the FED over the economy is universally admitted. Any one person or any closely knit group who has a lot of money has a lot of power. Now imagine a group of people who have the power to create money. Imagine the power these people would have. This is exactly what the privately owned FED is!
An often overlooked aspect of John F. Kennedy’s attempt to reform American society involves money. Kennedy apparently reasoned that by returning to the Constitution, which states that only Congress shall coin and regulate money, the soaring national debt could be reduced by not paying interest to the bankers of the Federal Reserve System, who print paper money then loan it to the government at interest. He moved in this area on June 4, 1963, by signing Executive Order 11110 which called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815 in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the traditional Federal Reserve System […]
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America’s Fake Intelligence on Iran: Why Jeffrey Sterling Deserves Support as a CIA Whistleblower – Global Research
But no one disputes that Sterling told Senate Intelligence Committee staffers about the CIA action, dubbed Operation Merlin, which Risen’s book later exposed and brought to light as dumb and dangerous. While ostensibly aiming to prevent nuclear proliferation, the CIA risked advancing it.
When he informed staff of the Senate oversight committee about Operation Merlin, Sterling was going through channels to be a whistleblower. Presumably he knew that doing so would anger the CIA hierarchy. A dozen years later, as the government gears up for a courtroom showdown, it’s payback time in the security-state corral.
The relentless prosecution of Sterling targets potential whistleblowers with a key implicit message: Do not reveal any “national security” secrets that make the U.S. government look seriously incompetent, vicious, mendacious or dangerous. Don’t even think about it.
Join the CIA: Travel the World Passing Out Nuclear Blueprints – War Is A Crime
One never wants to underestimate incompetence. The CIA knew next to nothing about Iran, and by Sterling’s account was not seriously trying to learn. By Risen’s account, around 2004 the CIA accidentally revealed to the Iranian government the identities of all of its agents in Iran. But incompetence does not seem to explain a consciously thought-out effort to distribute nuke plans to designated enemies. What does seem to explain it better is the desire to point to the possession of those plans, or of the product of those plans, as evidence of a hostile threat of “weapons of mass destruction,” which, as we all know, is an acceptable excuse for a war.
That we are not entitled to find out, even 20 years later, whether giving nuke plans to Iran was incompetence or malevolence, or to ask Bill Clinton or George W. Bush why they approved of it, is itself a problem that goes beyond incompetence and into the realm of anti-democratic tyrannical governance by secret agencies.
We have no possible way of knowing a complete list of countries the U.S. government has handed nuclear weapons plans to. Trump is now giving nuclear weapons secrets to Saudi Arabia in violation of the Nonproliferation Treaty, his oath of office, and common sense — though we must, of course, defer to the wisdom of Nancy Pelosi and recognize that nothing Trump does could possibly be impeachable. The silver lining is that whistleblowers on giving nukes to the Saudis have apparently been listened to by certain members of Congress who have gone public with the information. Whether the difference is the individuals, the committees, the sides of Capitol Hill, the party in the majority, the party in the White House, the involvement of the CIA, the general culture, or the nation being given the keys to the apocalypse, the fact is that when Jeffrey Sterling went to Congress to reveal the giving of nukes to Iran, Congress Members either ignored him, suggested that he move to Canada, or — with horrible timing — died before doing anything.
Sterling’s new book, Unwanted Spy, includes very little about Operation Merlin, the plot to give nukes to Iran. The book is well worth reading for other reasons. But Sterling does tell us on page 2 that he did not leak the story to James Risen or anyone else. Later in the book he tells us that he took the story to Congressional committee staff with the proper clearance and oversight responsibilities.
Former FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Joins Pfizer: World’s Largest Pharmaceutical Company and Second Largest Manufacturer of Vaccines
Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD has joined the board of directors of Pfizer, Inc.—the world’s largest pharmaceutical company and second largest manufacturer of vaccines. Pfizer, which posted total revenues of $53.7 billion in 2018, announced Dr. Gottlieb’s election to the board on June 27, 2019.
Dr. Gottlieb, who led the FDA from May 11, 2017 to Apr. 5, 2019, has also been appointed to the Regulatory and Compliance Committee and the Science and Technology Committee of Pfizer’s board.
Prior to his appointment as FDA commissioner, Dr. Gottlieb served on the board of directors of pharmaceutical companies Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Daiichi Sankyo Co. He also served on the investment board of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), currently the fourth largest vaccine maker in the world.
Dr. Gottlieb’s Strong Opinions About Mandatory Use of Vaccines
As FDA Commissioner, Dr. Gottlieb often expressed strong opinions about the safety and mandatory use of vaccines. He has said he does not believe there is a need for further scientific research into reported vaccine side effects, such as the development of regressive autism in previously healthy children after vaccination.
He was also outspoken this year about his belief that children attending school with vaccine exemptions are to blame for measles outbreaks and the federal government should intervene if states do not restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions.
Medical fascism rising..
Migrant Detention Center Inspector Says Children Are Unwashed, Sobbing and Critically Ill
Elora Mukherjee, the director of Columbia Law School’s Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, recently interviewed 70 detained migrant children in Clint, Texas. They were so dirty they had a stench, she says, and was unable to be near them without feeling ill.
The lawyer testified to Congress on Friday, telling the House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the horrid conditions she saw while inspecting facilities that are a key part of the Trump administration’s child separation policy.
Over the course of three days, Mukherjee said she witnessed inadequate bedding, clothing, and saw no hygiene tools like soap, toothbrushes and diapers.
“Never before have we learned of 700 children being detained in a facility built for 104 or 106 adults,” Mukherjee said in her testimony. “Never before have we met with children detained in [Customs and Border Patrol] custody for a week, much less weeks and nearly a month. Never before have we had to directly intervene to get critically ill babies admitted to the hospital.”
Hatred: Conservative Religion in U.S. | Nel’s New Day
Today, highly religious VP Mike Pence undoubtedly prayed to his god in a fundamentalist church after ignoring the plight of immigrants. Frustrated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) assertions that the detention centers are “concentration camps,” Pence visited them himself. A video shows he wrinkled his nose at the stench, made no eye contact with the men, and turned his back on them to leave after a minute. He didn’t take his wife with him and have dinner in the center, as he had promised. After his visit, Pence praised “the care that our Customs and Border Protection personnel are providing.” He tried to whitewash the situation by saying “I was not surprised” and that something should be done about overcrowding.
Reporters stayed for 90 seconds and reported that the foul-smelling McAllen (TX) border facility had almost 400 immigrant men in sweltering cages without mats or pillows on the concrete floor. The heat index in McAllen on Friday was 110 degrees, and some of the men said they had been there for over 40 days. Agents claimed they could brush their teeth once a day and have water when they wanted, but the inhabitants refuted these claims. They said they couldn’t have water without permission to go outside the cage and were not provided showers. Men said that they were hungry.
The DHS Inspector General report reported adults and children with no access to showers, adults fed only bologna sandwiches, and immigrants held in standing room-only cells, some standing on toilets for breathing space. One for-profit company is billing the U.S. $775 for each child for one day of detention in Dictator Donald Trump’s (DDT) “tent cities.” These are the facilities where understaffing requires children to care for toddlers and some infants don’t even have diapers. That $775 doesn’t provide mattresses, clean clothes, bed linens, sufficient food, soap, etc. DOJ lawyer Sarah Fabian tried to argue that migrant children don’t need amenities such as soap and toothbrushes.
Pence chuckled in an interview with Jake Tapper about detained migrant children lacking toothbrushes and soap and about the “stench.” “It’s all part of the appropriations process,” Pence said.
Hatred, fear, and cruelty seems to be the new cult religion for Republican Conservatives that support Trump.
DDT: Week 129 – His Disillusionment, Losses | Nel’s New Day
DDT has more subpoenas to block: the House has issued over 36 subpoenas to the Trump Organization and other DDT businesses connected to its lawsuit about DDT’s violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution by profiting from foreign governments. Another dozen include DDT’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the former AG Jeff Sessions. One topic for questioning will be the hush money DDT paid women about their affairs with him.
Despite DDT’s promise to lower the cost of drugs, they keep increasing: the FDA has approved Novartis’ Zolgensma, a gene therapy drug for a form of hereditary spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), at an annual cost of $425,000. The drug is targeted for children under two years old suffering from the disease causing death or permanent breathing support. At least the cost is less than Biogren’s Spinraza, costing $750,000 the first year and then an annual $375,000. Drug companies are also charging large amounts by taking over natural substances, for example a CBD drug for childhood epilepsy $32,500 a year and an L-glutamine drug (costing $10 a bottle) for $40,000 a year. Companies can petition the removal of supplements from the market, forcing people to buy their expensive replacements. DDT withdrew his proposal to lower drug prices by stopping drugmaker rebates to insurance middlemen.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has created a new Commission on Unalienable Rights that may roll back rights for LGBTQ people and women throughout the world. The State Department already has an office for human rights, but Pompeo’s commission was created separate from that office and without its input. The commission’s chair, Mary Ann Glendon, has received awards for her anti-abortion activism, she falsely wrote that the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit was an “abortifacient” mandate, and she thinks that marriage equality discriminates against religious freedom.
Thanks to the “all-about-me July 4 from DDDT (Deadbeat Dictator Donald Trump), Washington, DC’s security fund is broke after paying $1.7 million for the event—six times what Fourth of July events usually cost the city. DDDT, who still owes $7.3 million in security costs for his inauguration almost 30 months ago, has a reputation for telling his contractors and employers to go whistle for what he owes them. DC faces the same problem.
So, then, when is America going to reckon with the alleged serial sexual abuser in the White House? Donald Trump has not only been accused of rape and sexual misconduct by more than 20 women over the past several decades, but he regularly uses his power to threaten survivors who come forward and to protect and promote men who abuse women.
Many are hoping the Epstein trial will also implicate some of his powerful friends, including Trump. The world’s most privileged pedophile was known to hang out with the likes of Bill Clinton, Woody Allen, Prince Andrew, celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz, and, yes, the president, sometimes giving them rides on his infamous private child-sex-abuse plane, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.” Trump, who now claims he’s “not a fan,” in 2002 called Epstein a “terrific guy” who “likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”
And Trump’s connections to Epstein’s sex trafficking may go beyond merely superficial. In 2016, “Jane Doe” filed a lawsuit against Trump alleging a “savage sexual attack” in 1994, when she was 13 years old, in which he tied her to a bed at Epstein’s house, raped her, and struck her in the face. The account was corroborated by a witness who claimed to have seen the child perform sexual acts on both Trump and Epstein.
Rape and ‘the rule of law’ in Trump’s America
In last week’s New York magazine, journalist E. Jean Carroll recounts her rape in a New York department store dressing room, some 23 years ago. “[He] opens [my] overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway —or completely, I’m not certain —inside me.” The alleged rapist? United States President Donald J. Trump.
Carroll joins more than a dozen other women who have publicly accused the sitting president of sexual assault or harassment, with no consequences yet for Trump.
In part, that’s because of his small army of lawyers and much larger number of fans. And yet America’s apparent inability to cope with sexual assault and harassment speaks to the wider limitations of its rule of law — the failure of its basic legal and moral code to protect each person.
via theconversation Rape and ‘the rule of law’ in Trump’s America
World’s eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50% | Business | The Guardian
The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.
Oxfam blamed rising inequality on aggressive wage restraint, tax dodging and the squeezing of producers by companies, adding that businesses were too focused on delivering ever-higher returns to wealthy owners and top executives.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) said last week that rising inequality and social polarisation posed two of the biggest risks to the global economy in 2017 and could result in the rolling back of globalisation.
Oxfam said the world’s poorest 50% owned the same in assets as the $426bn owned by a group headed by Gates, Amancio Ortega, the founder of the Spanish fashion chain Zara, and Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway.
How Bradley Edwards fought Alex Acosta’s nonprosecution agreement with Jeffrey Epstein – Slate
“There’s an unspoken hero in this whole story,” Ward said in an interview with Slate’s Mary Harris earlier this week. She was speaking of Bradley Edwards, the Florida attorney who has represented a number of Epstein accusers for many years. After Acosta struck a nonprosecution agreement with the alleged child sex trafficker, Edwards sued, claiming that Acosta had violated the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act by keeping the agreement secret from the 36 underage victims whom prosecutors had identified. In February, 11 years after Edwards filed suit, a judge finally ruled that Acosta and his fellow prosecutors did indeed break federal law by granting Epstein and his alleged accomplices immunity behind the victims’ backs. Two of Epstein’s victims, known as Jane Doe No. 1 and Jane Doe No. 2, have since asked the judge for a series of remedies: financial recompense, a written apology from and meetings with the prosecutors who gave Epstein the sweetheart deal, and trainings to teach federal prosecutors in Florida how to support crime victims. They are also asking the court to partially or totally overturn Epstein’s plea deal. All of these requests are still pending.
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.”
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
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
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.
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.
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
“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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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