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Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams: Honoring Antiwar Resisters on the 100th Anniv. of WWI’s End | Democracy Now!

Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams: Honoring Antiwar Resisters on the 100th Anniv. of WWI’s End | Democracy Now!

It actually reminded me of something which a hundred years ago someone quite different said about patriotism. I’m thinking about Emma Goldman, the great anarchist leader, who was one of many Americans who resisted the war and was punished for it. Goldman was sentenced to two years in prison for organizing against the draft. And at her trial, she was accused by the prosecution of being unpatriotic. And she replied this way. I’ll just read you what she wrote. “Gentlemen of the jury,” she asked—and, of course, in those days, juries were all gentlemen, no ladies—”may there not be different kinds of patriotism as there are different kinds of liberty.” And her patriotism, she explained, was like that—and these are her words—”of the man who loves a woman with open eyes. He is enchanted by her beauty, yet he sees her faults.” I think that’s a pretty good definition of patriotism, where you can love your country, but you are not blind to its faults. And when you see your country doing something that you think is wrong, such as joining a war that it has no business being in, you have every right to speak out.

So, my main feeling about this hundredth anniversary of this terrible war is that we should be honoring people like Emma Goldman, like Eugene Debs, like social worker Jane Addams—just to speak about Americans—who saw the war as madness when it was going on, did everything they could to bring it to a stop. You know, they were patriots also.

AMY GOODMAN: Talk about Jane Addams, Eugene Debs and others, the heart of your book To End All Wars.

ADAM HOCHSCHILD: Right. Well, one of the things—you know, when we look back at the First World War, I think at this point most of us would agree that if there was any one single event in the 20th century that we could reach back and magically undo, wouldn’t it be the war of 1914 to 1918? Not only did it produce a colossal death toll, but it left behind a legacy of bitterness and resentment in Germany that Hitler was able to manipulate so cleverly to gain power and start an even more destructive war and the Holocaust, as well. I think it’s impossible to imagine the Second World War happening without the first.

via Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams: Honoring Antiwar Resisters on the 100th Anniv. of WWI’s End | Democracy Now!

Sign the petition: Demand Congress pass the SHIELD Act to make revenge porn a federal crime

Sign the petition: Demand Congress pass the SHIELD Act to make revenge porn a federal crime

The threat of having one’s intimate photos shared publicly has become a national crisis in our increasingly digital world. As we become more and more connected, victims of revenge porn have little power to stop these violations of their privacy from spreading at exponential rates. And worse, these victims have little recourse for the consequences of this dissemination.

Nonconsensual pornography, better known as “revenge porn”, is the distribution of sexually explicit or nude images of another person without their consent, and often times, without their knowledge. Revenge porn is an extreme violation of privacy, often used to humiliate and shame victims.

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill recently became one of the most high profile targets of a revenge porn smear campaign, started by her ex-husband and fueled by right-wing media, that led to her resignation.

Women are 1.7 times more likely to be targets of revenge porn than men. The consequences women face as a result are often much harsher due to sexist double standards. But nonconsensual pornography is more than just a violation of privacy. Revenge porn is sexual assault.

The Stopping Harmful Image Exploitation and Limiting Distribution (SHIELD) Act of 2019 would make the distribution of nonconsensual pornography a federal crime. While 46 states have implemented laws against revenge porn, these laws vary in scope and liability for perpetrators. A federal designation would create a baseline to ensure that all victims have access to legal protections against this violence.

Currently, the SHIELD Act is sitting in House and Senate committees with no action since the summer. Victims and potential victims of revenge porn need it passed now. No one should have to live in fear of intimate images being distributed without their consent.

Sign the petition: Demand Congress to fight against revenge porn and pass the SHIELD Act now.

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Revenge porn is sexual assault. Pass the SHIELD Act and recognize the distribution of nonconsensual pornography as a federal crime.

via Sign the petition: Demand Congress pass the SHIELD Act to make revenge porn a federal crime

Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel –

Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel –

Trump opened his speech by noting that he has worked very hard for Israel, suggesting that if the Democrats succeed in their impeachment efforts, his popularity in Israel might open up new directions for his political career.

“I think I have an approval rating of 98 percent in Israel,” Trump said. “If anything happens here, I’m taking a trip over to Israel. I’ll be prime minister.”

via breakingisraelnews Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel –

GOP senator: Republicans don’t have votes to dismiss impeachment articles | TheHill

GOP senator: Republicans don’t have votes to dismiss impeachment articles | TheHill

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to the Senate Republican leadership, says there are not enough votes in the Senate to immediately dismiss any articles of impeachment passed by the House against President Trump.

Republicans have discussed the possibility of quickly dismissing charges against Trump, which would just require 51 votes. But Cornyn said that would be a difficult hurdle for the GOP, which holds 53 seats in the Senate.

“There’s some people talking about trying to stop the bill, dismiss charges basically as soon as they get over here. I think that’s not going to happen. That would require 51 votes,” Cornyn told reporters Wednesday.

via GOP senator: Republicans don’t have votes to dismiss impeachment articles | TheHill

17 Jewish groups call on White House to fire adviser Stephen Miller | The Times of Israel

17 Jewish groups call on White House to fire adviser Stephen Miller | The Times of Israel

Seventeen Jewish groups, including the left-leaning J Street, called on the White House to dismiss Stephen Miller as senior policy adviser.

The organizations, including American Jewish World Service, Americans for Peace Now, and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, issued the call in an open letter they sent Thursday to the White House chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly.
The co-authors wrote that Miller, who favors an immigration reform he said would benefit applicants who would assimilate more easily into American society than others, has “extreme viewpoints and advocacy of racist policies.”

via 17 Jewish groups call on White House to fire adviser Stephen Miller | The Times of Israel

Bush Ethics Lawyer Suggests Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Paula White Committing ‘Fraud,’ and Running a ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Bush Ethics Lawyer Suggests Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Paula White Committing ‘Fraud,’ and Running a ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Richard W. Painter, who served as the chief ethics lawyer in President George W. Bush’s White House, blasted President Donald Trump’s personal spiritual adviser Paula White, suggesting the religious leader was committing “fraud” and running a “Ponzi scheme.”

The White House recently announced that White, who previously served as the senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Florida, would officially spearhead Trump’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative. Since taking on the official role, the prominent televangelist has continued to sell religious items that she claims will provide spiritual and material benefits to buyers.

“This ‘prosperity gospel’ scam by ⁦@Paula_White⁩ tests the boundaries between ‘religious freedom’ and criminal mail fraud and wire fraud,” Painter argued in a Wednesday morning tweet. “‘Send me money and God will make you rich.’ Now she uses her White House position to make her sales pitch.”

via Newsweek Bush Ethics Lawyer Suggests Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Paula White Committing ‘Fraud,’ and Running a ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Tribal leader denied access to U.S. Supreme Court hearing

Tribal leader denied access to U.S. Supreme Court hearing

A tribal leader of the Yakama Nation in Washington state was not allowed access to a U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday that involved the tribe, because he refused to remove his traditional headdress.

According to KomoNews, Yakama Nation chairman JoDe Goudy was told he could access the Supreme Court if he removed the headdress. In a Facebook Live video shot during the incident, a guard explains to the chairman that the headdress might influence the court.

via yahoo Tribal leader denied access to U.S. Supreme Court hearing

Catholic League On Predatory Priests: It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated | Michael Stone

Catholic League On Predatory Priests: It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated | Michael Stone

Catholic League president Bill Donohue defends predatory priests by claiming it’s not rape if the child isn’t penetrated.

In a bizarre, insensitive, and outrageous post, Bill Donohue, president of the very conservative Catholic League, attacked the recent grand jury report documenting the rape and sexual abuse of over a 1,000 children by hundreds of Catholic priests in  Pennsylvania.

Donohue called the report released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court an “obscene lie” while defending the Catholic Church and their deplorable record of covering up and enabling the rape and sexual abuse of children by predatory priests.

via Catholic League On Predatory Priests: It’s Not Rape If The Child Isn’t Penetrated | Michael Stone

This 19-Year-Old Saudi Gang Rape Victim Was Punished With 200 Lashes | Think About Now

This 19-Year-Old Saudi Gang Rape Victim Was Punished With 200 Lashes | Think About Now

A 19-year-old woman who was the victim of a violent gang rape in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being found guilty of being “indecent” at the time of the attack because she was not accompanied by a male guardian.

According to CNN, The government defended the outrageous court decision, saying that the victim was at fault, and noting that Saudi courts abide by Sharia law which dictates that a woman cannot be in public without a male guardian.

via This 19-Year-Old Saudi Gang Rape Victim Was Punished With 200 Lashes | Think About Now

Republicans who demanded public impeachment hearings leave as questions start

Republicans who demanded public impeachment hearings leave as questions start

GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows walked out of the hearing room almost as soon as testimony began.

For weeks, House Republican lawmakers have condemned Democrats for the process in which they’ve conducted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.

GOP lawmakers said that the closed-door depositions the House was holding were fundamentally unfair, and demanded public hearings begin.

Yet as soon as the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing on Wednesday, two GOP lawmakers who loudly demanded public hearings previously walked out of the room.

via Shareblue Republicans who demanded public impeachment hearings leave as questions start

Guess Who Is Preparing For A Major Stock Market Crash?

Guess Who Is Preparing For A Major Stock Market Crash?

Pessimism is spreading like wildfire on Wall Street, and this is particularly true among one very important group of investors.  And considering how much money they have, it may be wise to listen to what they are telling us.  According to a very alarming survey that was recently conducted by UBS Wealth Management, most wealthy investors now believe that there will be a “significant” stock market decline before the end of next year.  The following comes from Yahoo Finance…

Wealthy people around the globe are hunkering down for a potentially turbulent 2020, according to UBS Global Wealth Management.

A majority of rich investors expect a significant drop in markets before the end of next year, and 25% of their average assets are currently in cash, according to a survey of more than 3,400 global respondents. The U.S.-China trade conflict is their top geopolitical concern, while the upcoming American presidential election is seen as another significant threat to portfolios.

via Guess Who Is Preparing For A Major Stock Market Crash?

US is on artificial life support with accelerating QE infusions via HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of fiat currency. Once that ends, it all comes tumbling down. There is an end to this fake economy.

Trump Made Millions of Dollars From Drug Money Laundering in Panama: Report

Trump Made Millions of Dollars From Drug Money Laundering in Panama: Report

President Donald Trump made tens of millions of dollars in profits by allowing Colombian drug cartels and other groups to launder money through a Trump-affiliated hotel in Panama, according to a new investigation by the organization Global Witness.

In the early 2000s, Trump was having financial difficulties and began selling his high-profile name to real estate developers around the world, the report said. One of these developed Panama’s Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower.

The report said the drug cartels purchased hotel units to hide the origins of money earned through drug trafficking and other criminal activity, and Trump is estimated to have earned tens of millions of dollars from the deals.

via Newsweek Trump Made Millions of Dollars From Drug Money Laundering in Panama: Report

Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!

Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!

All over the world, small farmers are being forced off their land to make way for corporate agriculture, writes GRAIN – and it’s justified by the need to ‘feed the world’. But it’s the small farmers that are the most productive, and the more their land is grabbed, the more global hunger increases. We must give them their land back!
The United Nations declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming. As part of the celebrations, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released its annual ‘State of Food and Agriculture’, which this year is dedicated to family farming.

Family farmers, FAO say, manage 70-80% of the world’s farmland and produce 80% of the world’s food.

But on the ground – whether in Kenya, Brazil, China or Spain – rural people are being marginalised and threatened, displaced, beaten and even killed by a variety of powerful actors who want their land.

via theecologis Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!

Leaked Stephen Miller Emails to Breitbart Directed Race, Anti-Immigrant News Coverage

Leaked Stephen Miller Emails to Breitbart Directed Race, Anti-Immigrant News Coverage

Leaked emails from White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller from 2015-2016 reveal an obsession with white nationalism, the Confederacy and the denigration of black and Hispanic communities.

More than 900 private emails between Miller and Breitbart News were examined by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch section, revealing that 80 percent of the messages pertained to race or immigration. The emails sent between March 2015 and June 2016 straddle Miller’s time as an aide to then-Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions and his later role on as a senior adviser for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign. Miller’s emails tout eugenics and white nationalist conspiracy theories and offer news tips to Breitbart on how to cover immigration and amplify stories about black and Hispanic crime.

Katie McHugh, the former Breitbart editor who leaked the emails to Hatewatch, told the SPLC that “what Stephen Miller sent to me in those emails has become policy at the Trump administration.” McHugh, who publicly renounced her alt-right ties and beliefs in an interview with Buzzfeed News, was fired from Breitbart in 2017 for an anti-Muslim tweet.

via Newsweek Leaked Stephen Miller Emails to Breitbart Directed Race, Anti-Immigrant News Coverage

Trump rips Dreamers as ‘hardened criminals’ before Supreme Court votes on DACA

Trump rips Dreamers as ‘hardened criminals’ before Supreme Court votes on DACA

The high court is set Tuesday to hear arguments over the legality of Trump’s 2017 plan to rescind DACA, the Obama-era program that protects from deportation almost 700,000 immigrants who entered the US illegally as children.

The court’s 5-4 conservative majority includes two justices — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — appointed by Trump, whose administration has argued that Obama exceeded his constitutional powers by bypassing Congress when he created DACA by executive action.

Trump has made his hardline immigration policies, including pursuing construction of a wall along the US-Mexican border, a centerpiece of his presidency and his re-election campaign for 2020.

via NYPost Trump rips Dreamers as ‘hardened criminals’ before Supreme Court votes on DACA

Just don’t use the word RACISM, or FASCISM.. because those words are TABOO.

‘Sully’ Sullenberger, hero pilot, shreds Trump, GOP: ‘This is not the America I know’ – Washington Times

‘Sully’ Sullenberger, hero pilot, shreds Trump, GOP: ‘This is not the America I know’ – Washington Times

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the former airline pilot who landed the famous “Miracle on the Hudson,” penned an op-ed Monday attacking President Trump and the “cowardly” Republicans who enable him.

Mr. Sullenberger, writing for The Washington Post, boasted about his own courage and leadership in bringing all 155 passengers and crew to safety in an emergency water landing on the Hudson River in 2009. He compared that to where the country is today, purportedly being led by “fear, anger and hatred.”

“To navigate complex challenges, all leaders must take responsibility and have a moral compass grounded in competence, integrity and concern for the greater good,” the 67-year-old wrote.

via ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, hero pilot, shreds Trump, GOP: ‘This is not the America I know’ – Washington Times

ICE is supposed to consider service when deporting veterans. It hasn’t been.

ICE is supposed to consider service when deporting veterans. It hasn’t been.

It’s an issue that’s affected at least hundreds of veterans, but the full extent is unknown because of a lack of record keeping, according to a report released last week by the Government Accountability Office.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement not only doesn’t adhere to the policy requiring a service record review before deporting these veterans, they also don’t track how many of them are caught by federal agents or ultimately deported, according to the report.

via Military Times ICE is supposed to consider service when deporting veterans. It hasn’t been.

Trump Settles Another Lawsuit, Agrees To Pay Scottish Government $290K After Losing Legal Battle | Highlight Hollywood

Trump Settles Another Lawsuit, Agrees To Pay Scottish Government $290K After Losing Legal Battle | Highlight Hollywood

The agreement to pay the government’s legal fees ends the company’s bitter public dispute with the Scottish government. Trump repeatedly criticized former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond about the wind farm and warned that it would cause “almost total destruction” of the country’s tourism industry.

via Trump Settles Another Lawsuit, Agrees To Pay Scottish Government $290K After Losing Legal Battle | Highlight Hollywood

Trump’s Child Detention Camps Cost $775 Per Person Every Day | GQ

Trump’s Child Detention Camps Cost $775 Per Person Every Day | GQ

The Trump administration has been holding migrant children—whether they came to the U.S. alone or were forcibly separated from their guardians—in a network of makeshift tent camps since last summer. An unnamed official at the Department of Health and Human Services told NBC News that housing costs $775 per child per day.

That’s more than a $675 deluxe guest room at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. (The average U.S. hotel room costs $129.)

Maintenance reportedly eats up most of the $775 daily cost per child for the tent camps, since it’s difficult to keep temporary structures suitable for humans in a desert. In permanent facilities run by Health and Human Services, the cost is $256 per person per night, and NBC News estimates that even keeping children with their parents and guardians in Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities would only cost $298 per night.

via Trump’s Child Detention Camps Cost $775 Per Person Every Day | GQ

Alex Jones Loses Latest Appeals In Ongoing Sandy Hook Cases | WSHU

Alex Jones Loses Latest Appeals In Ongoing Sandy Hook Cases | WSHU

Judges turned down several of Alex Jones’ requests to slow down ongoing civil cases brought by the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.

A Connecticut judge ruled last week that Jones had to give families access to financial and marketing documents related to his web broadcasts.

Families plan to use those documents in their defamation case against him. Jones had said the shooting was staged.

via Alex Jones Loses Latest Appeals In Ongoing Sandy Hook Cases | WSHU

Newtown Parents Make Gains In Court Cases Against Sandy Hook Deniers : NPR

Newtown Parents Make Gains In Court Cases Against Sandy Hook Deniers : NPR

Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son was killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has been battling against conspiracy theorists for years, and on Tuesday he scored a victory against deniers who claim that the shooting that left 20 first-graders dead never happened.

A Wisconsin judge issued a summary judgment in favor of Pozner in a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book called Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, a 400-page book purporting a series of false claims, including ideas that the mass shooting was a FEMA drill to promote gun control and that the grieving father had fabricated his son Noah’s death certificate, which is a crime in Connecticut.

via Newtown Parents Make Gains In Court Cases Against Sandy Hook Deniers : NPR

Sandy Hook lawsuit: Supreme Court says families of shooting victims can sue gunmaker Remington | The Independent

Sandy Hook lawsuit: Supreme Court says families of shooting victims can sue gunmaker Remington | The Independent

If the Sandy Hook families win, advocates say, the victory will almost certainly be followed by further lawsuits and damaging disclosures about the way in which the firearm industry markets and sells its products.

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was one of the most shocking mass killings in American history, and led to widespread calls for gun-control reforms as the stories of children getting gunned down at school spread in its wake.

via Sandy Hook lawsuit: Supreme Court says families of shooting victims can sue gunmaker Remington | The Independent

Global Economy: Is the ‘Mother of all Bubbles’ About to Pop? QE on Steroids

Global Economy: Is the ‘Mother of all Bubbles’ About to Pop? QE on Steroids

The Federal Reserve’s bailout operations have increased its balance sheet by over 200 billion dollars since September. Investment advisor Michael Pento describes the Fed’s recent actions as Quantitative Easing (QE) “on steroids.”

One cause of the repo market’s sudden cash shortage was the large amount of debt instruments issued by the Treasury Department in late summer and early fall. Banks used resources they would normally devote to private sector lending and overnight loans to purchase these Treasury securities. This scenario will likely keep recurring as the Treasury Department will have to continue issuing new debt instruments to finance continuing increases in in government spending.

The Big Banks are Amateurs When It Comes to Manipulating Interest Rates
Even though the federal deficit is already over one trillion dollars (and growing), President Trump and Congress have no interest in cutting spending, especially in an election year. Should he win reelection, President Trump is unlikely to reverse course and champion fiscal restraint. Instead, he will likely take his victory as a sign that the people support big federal budgets and huge deficits. None of the leading Democratic candidates are even pretending to care about the deficit. Instead they are proposing increasing spending by trillions on new government programs.

via Global Economy: Is the ‘Mother of all Bubbles’ About to Pop? QE on Steroids – Counter Information

The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup—Because US Wanted It to Happen | FAIR

The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup—Because US Wanted It to Happen | FAIR

Army generals appearing on television to demand the resignation and arrest of an elected civilian head of state seems like a textbook example of a coup. And yet that is certainly not how corporate media are presenting the weekend’s events in Bolivia.

No establishment outlet framed the action as a coup; instead, President Evo Morales “resigned” (ABC News, 11/10/19), amid widespread “protests” (CBS News, 11/10/19) from an “infuriated population” (New York Times, 11/10/19) angry at the “election fraud” (Fox News, 11/10/19) of the “full-blown dictatorship” (Miami Herald, 11/9/19). When the word “coup” is used at all, it comes only as an accusation from Morales or another official from his government, which corporate media have been demonizing since his election in 2006 (FAIR.org, 5/6/09, 8/1/12, 4/11/19).

The New York Times (11/10/19) did not hide its approval at events, presenting Morales as a power-hungry despot who had finally “lost his grip on power,” claiming he was “besieged by protests” and “abandoned by allies” like the security services. His authoritarian tendencies, the news article claimed, “worried critics and many supporters for years,” and allowed one source to claim that his overthrow marked “the end of tyranny” for Bolivia. With an apparent nod to balance, it did note that Morales “admitted no wrongdoing” and claimed he was a “victim of a coup.” By that point, however, the well had been thoroughly poisoned.

via The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup—Because US Wanted It to Happen | FAIR

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

November 12, 2019 “Information Clearing House” – When Luis Fernando Camacho stormed into Bolivia’s abandoned presidential palace in the hours after President Evo Morales’s sudden November 10 resignation, he revealed to the world a side of the country that stood at stark odds with the plurinational spirit its deposed socialist and Indigenous leader had put forward.

With a Bible in one hand and a national flag in the other, Camacho bowed his head in prayer above the presidential seal, fulfilling his vow to purge his country’s Native heritage from government and “return God to the burned palace.”

“Pachamama will never return to the palace,” he said, referring to the Andean Mother Earth spirit. “Bolivia belongs to Christ.”

Far-right Bolivian opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho in Bolivia’s presidential palace with a Bible, after the coup
Bolivia’s extreme right-wing opposition had overthrown leftist President Evo Morales that day, following demands by the country’s military leadership that he step down.

Virtually unknown outside his country, where he had never won a democratic election, Camacho stepped into the void. He is a powerful multi-millionaire named in the Panama Papers, and an ultra-conservative Christian fundamentalist groomed by a fascist paramilitary notorious for its racist violence, with a base in Bolivia’s wealthy separatist region of Santa Cruz.

via ICH Opinion  -Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

Boris Promotes Mini Fusion Reactor Nukes | daryanenergyblog

A few weeks back Boris Johnson made reference to how the UK would shortly be building mini fusion reactors, courtesy of a generous grant of UK government funding (and thus brexit wasn’t going to be the disaster to UK science everyone is predicting). Of course, the actual nuclear scientists were quick to point out that this is about as accurate as pretty much any other Boris Johnson statement. Such as his claim there will be no border checks between Ireland and the UK post-brexit (which would result in the UK facing sanctions from the WTO, the EU, and the US, plus he’d be unable to prevent counterfeit goods or smugglers flooding the UK market and why would anyone give the UK a trade deal if you can smuggle stuff across the UK border via NI tariff free?).

As for the prospects of mini-nukes rolling out across the country, polls show little public support with very few willing to live close to such a reactor. And as I’ve mentioned before, the downside of mini-nukes is their lower economies of scale, something even nuclear industry sources are quick to acknowledge, while talking up the benefits of them as a niche energy source. Given the fact that the two main obstacles to nuclear power right now are the high costs and the low level of public support, why in blue blazes would you pursue a form of nuclear that is more expensive and creates more flash points for public opposition. In fact it probably explains why RR have been in talks with the French about selling off some of their nuclear business.

via Boris nukes | daryanenergyblog

6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Spirituality | Wake Up World

6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Spirituality | Wake Up World

Notice Signs and Symbols
Becoming more observant can also be a powerful aid to spiritual growth. Signs and symbols all around you can provide insight into what you’re struggling with, if only you open your eyes and look. Whether you believe these signs come from angels, or from your higher consciousness, or from a universal life force, they can be hugely positive in your life if you take the time to seek them and to appreciate them. Start to notice synchronicity and discover its value for yourself.

Get Creative
Creativity of any kind, whether it’s dance, painting, baking, sculpting, crafting, playing music or simply doodling, frees you from your rational mind and allows your higher consciousness to develop. Unless you’re lucky enough to work in a creative job, it’s often hard to find the time for creative hobbies – but I bet you’ve noticed that when you do make the time, being creative transports you to a world away from your everyday cares. Creativity is a great stress reliever in that way, but it’s also a doorway into altered states of consciousness and flow, which can enhance your spiritual understanding of yourself and the wider world.

Be Kind
The Dalai Lama said “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Make it your mission in life to simply be kind. Where you have a choice of different reactions to something someone has done or said, always choose the kindest and most tolerant reaction. It’s not always easy, but it is always worthwhile.

via  Wake Up World 6 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Spirituality | Wake Up World

Something Very Strange Seems to Be Synchronizing Distant Galaxies

Something Very Strange Seems to Be Synchronizing Distant Galaxies

“The observed coherence must have some relationship with large-scale structures, because it is impossible that the galaxies separated by six megaparsecs [roughly 20 million light years] directly interact with each other,” Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute astronomer Hyeop Lee told the site.

In Sync
There have been many instances of astronomers observing galaxies that seem to be connected and moving in sync with each other. A study by Lee, published in The Astrophysical Journal in October, found that hundreds of galaxies are rotating in exactly the same way, despite being millions of light years apart.

And a separate study, published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2014, found supermassive black holes aligning with each other, despite being billions of light years apart.

via futurism Something Very Strange Seems to Be Synchronizing Distant Galaxies

Don Jr. tried to ‘trigger’ liberals in UCLA appearance. It didn’t end well for him.

Don Jr. tried to ‘trigger’ liberals in UCLA appearance. It didn’t end well for him.

See what I mean?,” Junior responded, thinking this proved his point. “And that is the problem. And the reason oftentimes it doesn’t make sense to do the Q&A is not because we’re not willing to talk about the questions, cause we do. No. It’s because people hijack it with nonsense looking to go for some sort of sound bite. You have people spreading nonsense, spreading hate, trying to take over the room.” Uh huh. A Trump objecting to spreading nonsense and spreading hate? That’ll be the day.

That’s when the crowd started chanting “Q&A” loudly enough to really disrupt the event, leading Guilfoyle to start screaming at the crowd. “You’re not making your parents proud by being rude and disruptive and discourteous,” she said, before really trying to take them down a peg. “Let me tell you something, I bet you engage and go on online dating because you’re impressing no one here to get a date in person.” Reading the quotes does not do the moment justice, though. Check out the video below—and consider the adjectives Republicans would be applying had a prominent liberal woman done that.

Anyway, soon after that, Junior and Guilfoyle fled the stage as the chanting continued. But again, this was not coming from the “triggered” left they had hoped to mock. One of the leaders of the protest insisted that their problem was not with Junior and Guilfoyle but with Turning Point USA, the founder of which was moderating the event. “They’re literally campaigning for Trump and they have to discriminate against his voters,” white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes said on YouTube prior to the event. “We’re going to make it known that that’s exactly what it is: a controlled conversation. People do not go to a ‘free speech’ thing and get dragged to the back of the line, kicked out, because they don’t fit the profile of what a questioner is supposed to look like.”

Two other protesters railed against “fake conservatism” and said “We wanted to ask questions about immigration and about Christianity, but they didn’t want to face those questions.”

It turns out that attempting to make liberals look stupid by “triggering” them with the very presence of a Trump involves said Trump being in front of a crowd that wasn’t hand-picked to cheer every word he said. And that hasn’t been going so well for Trumps lately, which is why they do it so rarely.

via Daily Kos Don Jr. tried to ‘trigger’ liberals in UCLA appearance. It didn’t end well for him.

5G Is The “Stupidest Idea In The History of The World”- Washington State Biochemistry/Medical Science Prof – Collective Evolution

5G Is The “Stupidest Idea In The History of The World”- Washington State Biochemistry/Medical Science Prof – Collective Evolution

A study titled “Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression” published in the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy outlines this quite clearly, and it’s only one of thousands of peer-reviewed studies raising multiple concerns in regards to this type of technology.

Is there really any concern for the well being of humanity within these institutions? If not, why do we continue to support them? Is it because we’re under the illusion that there is actual concern? And why do we continue to take power away from ourselves by electing corrupt politicians?

Anyways, in this article, I’d like to draw your attention to Dr. Martin L. Pall, PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University. Taken from his report titled “5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field(EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them,” he states that:

“Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”

via 5G Is The “Stupidest Idea In The History of The World”- Washington State Biochemistry/Medical Science Prof – Collective Evolution

SpaceX sends up 60 mini-satellites with plans for thousands more – Japan Today

SpaceX sends up 60 mini-satellites with plans for thousands more – Japan Today
The private SpaceX company on Monday launched a second set of mini-satellites as it builds a huge constellation of the small orbiting devices aimed at greatly expanding internet access around the globe.

A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, placed 60 mini-satellites in orbit, joining 60 others launched in May.

The American company’s Starlink network could one day total 42,000 satellites — resulting in far more crowded skies and raising concerns among some scientists.

via SpaceX sends up 60 mini-satellites with plans for thousands more – Japan Today

Multiple companies are sending up 5G satellites, which then beam 5G microwave radiation back to earth. What could go WRONG?

Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi

Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi

Facebook user in Mississippi has posted a video showing touch-screen voting machines changing votes during Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff election for the governor’s race. The video shows a voter trying to cast their ballot for Bill Walker Jr., only for the machine to change the vote to Tate Reeves.

Ummmm…. seems legit, Mississippi.As if you needed another reason to VOTE!

Posted by Sally Kate Walker on Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Some citizens, however, are having trouble making their vote. Voting machines in at least three precincts have rejected votes for Waller, selecting Reeves instead. The error does not appear to have affected all of the machines.

via Newsweek Touch-Screen Voting Devices Are Automatically Changing Votes in Mississippi

Gambling: A Violation Of Natural Laws

Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies – Michael Song

The greatest threat from games of chance, raffles, and even the stock market is that they advance materialism. Many participants will desire greater winnings, valuing earthly goods over spiritual gain. This greed violates the Quaker testimony of simplicity. One gambles to win material goods; the more one plays, the deeper their desire becomes to gain material wealth at the expense of a meaningful relationship with Spirit. While gambling, people are reminded not of what they do or don’t have but of what they could have. The prize that they hope to win—money or free items—seems attainable. The fact that gamblers feel as if they are able to win makes them play repeatedly. However, the odds are stacked against them, so they will most likely not win the prize. Casinos themselves are filled with slot machines, conspicuous wealth, alcohol, and sharply dressed individuals, all looking to take someone else’s money. Casinos are indicative of materialistic life, and alongside chance, serve as a lure for materialism.

Gambling also works against integrity and equality because it incentivizes cheating. While gambling appears to be democratic with equal odds, gamblers often use weighted dice, hidden cameras to document opponents’ cards, or other devices to twist games of chance in their favor, thereby precluding the possibility of equality. Friends often define integrity as treating others with respect and honesty, but cheaters do not treat others with honesty.

Moreover, cheating also violates the Quaker testimonies of equality and community. Gamblers value winning prizes over treating their neighbors well. Gambling does little to serve the material or spiritual good of the community. Instead of using financial gain carefully, gamblers are likely to spend winnings on themselves, rather than sharing with their neighbors or contributing to the common good. Even the lottery, which is meant to be properly taxed and distributed to government programs like public education, has been shown to fall short of its goals. When people do win a lottery, their initial thoughts are rarely to give winnings back to the government or public good. Lottery winners are notoriously unhappy, so this good seems to also hurt those who win.

via Friends Journal Gambling: A Violation of the Quaker Testimonies – Michael Song

Rick Perry Backers Land Major Gas and Oil Deal in Ukraine | Law & Crime

Rick Perry Backers Land Major Gas and Oil Deal in Ukraine | Law & Crime

Two major political supporters of outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry were reportedly awarded a 50-year oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government despite bidding millions of dollars less than other potential suitors for the deal.

The Ukrainian government reportedly awarded the contract to Perry’s political allies just weeks after the Energy Secretary attended the inauguration of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky in May. According to the Associated Press. during his time in Ukraine, Perry gave Zelensky a list of four people he believed were well-suited to advise Ukraine on energy matters; one of those names was Michael Bleyzer, a Ukrainian-American investor and longstanding Perry political supporter from Houston, Texas.

via Rick Perry Backers Land Major Gas and Oil Deal in Ukraine | Law & Crime

10 Reasons Why Denmark’s ‘Democratic Socialism’ Is Much Better Than America’s Crony Capitalism

10 Reasons Why Denmark’s ‘Democratic Socialism’ Is Much Better Than America’s Crony Capitalism

According to per capita income data from the World Bank, Denmark’s per capita income is $6,000 higher than in the US.

GDP per capita (current US$)
Data from World Bank
2. Poverty rates At 6% of the population, Denmark has the 2nd lowest relative poverty rate in the OECD, well below the 11.3% OECD average. According to the US Census Bureau, the official poverty rate in the Unites States in 2014 was 14.8%. There were 46.7 million Americans in poverty.

3. Rate of employment With an employment rate of 72.8%, Denmark ranks 7th highest among the OECD countries, and above the OECD average of 66.2%. The employment rate in the US is 67%. In Denmark, any worker who worked at least 52 weeks over a three-year period, can qualify to have 90% of their original salary paid for, for up to two years. The percentage of out-of-work Americans receiving compensation from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level since the 1970s.

via anonhq 10 Reasons Why Denmark’s ‘Democratic Socialism’ Is Much Better Than America’s Crony Capitalism

Veterans Day Is Armistice Day, November 12, 2019; When Will Humanity Wage Peace With The Same Intensity And Passion That It Wages War With? War Has Been Made Illegal, So Why Are Armies Still Bombing And Killing Civilians In Cities? What Is Nationalism? List Of Nationalist Leaders | A Green Road Journal

“Patriotic duty and the disease of nationalism lure us to deny our common humanity”
― Chris Hedges, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress

via Veterans Day Is Armistice Day, November 12, 2019; When Will Humanity Wage Peace With The Same Intensity And Passion That It Wages War With? War Has Been Made Illegal, So Why Are Armies Still Bombing And Killing Civilians In Cities? What Is Nationalism? List Of Nationalist Leaders | A Green Road Journal

The Power And Mystery Of Life, Love, Pursuit Of Happiness, And Joy – What Is Bliss And How Does It Relate To Happiness or Love? What Is A Dream Catcher And What Does It Symbolize? Where Is Still Center Point? Borders, Religions, Wars, Political Parties Are Natural Law Violations | A Green Road Journal

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
— T. S. Eliot

via The Power And Mystery Of Life, Love, Pursuit Of Happiness, And Joy – What Is Bliss And How Does It Relate To Happiness or Love? What Is A Dream Catcher And What Does It Symbolize? Where Is Still Center Point? Borders, Religions, Wars, Political Parties Are Natural Law Violations | A Green Road Journal

The Entire US Stock/Financial System Is Rigged And Ready To Collapse Due To Corruption

Benjamin Fulford: Weekly Geo-Political News and Analysis

Let’s take a look at some more numbers that prove this.  From January to October of this year worldwide, $339 billion has been put into bonds and $208 billion has been taken out of stocks, and yet the stock market keeps hitting record highs.  That’s because since 2009, institutional investors and households have taken $1.9 trillion out of the stock market while corporations, using private central bank funny money, have bought $3.6 trillion of their own shares.
https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/equity%20bond%20flows%20oct%202019_0.jpg?itok=Nxl8qhbg

https://www.zerohedge.com/s3/files/inline-images/total%20flows%20buyback_1.jpg?itok=WtOd33NR

Plus, according to the Wall Street Journal, 97% of listed companies are not using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in releasing their profits, meaning basically they are cooking their books.
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/wework-disaster-aftermath-97-companies-using-non-gaap-metrics-everything-fake

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/corporate-profits-are-worse-you-think

Coca Cola is a good case study.  To quote from The Daily Bell:

“If we just go back a few years to 2010, Coca Cola’s annual revenue was $35 billion.  By 2018 the company’s annual revenue had fallen to less than $32 billion.  In 2010, Coca Cola generated $5.06 in profit (earnings) per share.  In 2018, just $1.50.  And Coca Cola’s total equity, i.e. the ‘net worth’ of the business, was $31 billion in 2010.  By 2018, equity had fallen to $19 billion.  So over the past eight years, Coca Cola has lost nearly 40% of its equity, sales are down, and per-share earnings have fallen by 70%.  Clearly the company is in far worse shape today than it was eight years ago.  Yet Coke’s share price has nearly DOUBLED in that period.”

via Benjamin Fulford: Weekly Geo-Political News and Analysis

Breathe And Resistance

A very simple way to tell if you are in resistance or acceptance is to check your breathing. Are you holding your breath? Holding your breath is an indicator you are holding yourself separate from the energy of the whole. Breathe. Understand your in breath is your willingness to receive. Breathing in is sustenance, self care, self love. It is taking in, willingly.

So breathe, Dear Ones. Take beautiful, deep breaths to accept all the support that is there for you and let your out breath release anything that no longer matches who you are and where you wish to go. Breathe in abundance, love, healing, peace, for it is all there just waiting for you to invite in. It is through your breath you become one with the flow. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young

via Trinity Esoterics | Daily Message ~ Saturday November 9, 2019

In solidarity with Palestine, Norway’s capital just banned Israeli products

In solidarity with Palestine, Norway’s capital just banned Israeli products

In yet another win for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, officials in Norway’s capital Oslo recently passed an order banning Israeli settlement goods and services.

The ban comes as part of the newly adopted 2019 scheme which was approved by Oslo’s recently-elected City Council. The institution is currently led by the Socialist Left (SV), Labour and Green parties.

The recent ruling in the country happened despite huge efforts made on part of Israel and its right-wing allies in Norway “to repress accountability measures in support of Palestinian rights.”

via stepfeed In solidarity with Palestine, Norway’s capital just banned Israeli products

Revealed: how US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate | US Senate | The Guardian

Revealed: how US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate | US Senate | The Guardian

Some senators want to do away with these perceived conflicts of interest. Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced anti-corruption legislation in August 2018 that included a ban on members of Congress, senior congressional staff, cabinet secretaries, White House staff, federal judges and other officials from owning individual stocks, bonds, commodities, futures and other types of securities while in office.

The senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley introduced the Ban Conflicted Trading Act in December to prevent members of Congress and senior staff from trading individual corporate stocks.

Financial firms lead the way
Senators own between $28.1m and $95.6m worth of stock in the five sectors examined by Sludge and the Guardian. They have the most money invested in the finance, insurance and real estate sector due in part to the Republican senator John Hoeven’s investment in Westbrand, Inc, a private holding company that owns multiple banks, worth between roughly $5m and $25m.

via Revealed: how US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate | US Senate | The Guardian

Then they also get bribed by those same corporations, and they fund their elections. We have fascism as a form of government, which is defined as corporations controlling government.

Republican: Can’t Impeach Trump, He Does This ‘All the Time’

Republican: Can’t Impeach Trump, He Does This ‘All the Time’

“It is inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival,” Thornberry conceded. Nonetheless, he argued for acquittal. Leaning hard into Republican objections to the impeachment process, Thornberry argued that the entire impeachment proceeding is null and void, however damning the evidence may be. Batting away a question about his focus on “process,” Thornberry replied: “And process — you know, you all always want to say substance, not process. There’s a reason we let murderers and robbers and rapists go free when their due process rights have been violated.”

Trump is not a murderer or a robber (the latter involves the use of force, whereas Trump traditionally steals money in non-forcible ways). He has been credibly accused as a rapist. Thornberry is invoking these other crimes as a metaphor Republicans have erroneously used to claim that the evidence against Trump was obtained improperly, and therefore he must be set free. In fact, all the evidence was obtained properly, and an impeachment proceeding is not a criminal trial anyway.

Other than that, sure, “We let murderers and robbers and rapists go free, why not Trump?” could be a fun slogan for Republicans to use.

via nymag Republican: Can’t Impeach Trump, He Does This ‘All the Time’

Washington Monthly | No Other President Would Have Survived Defrauding Veterans’ Charities

Washington Monthly | No Other President Would Have Survived Defrauding Veterans’ Charities

So it has come to pass with a New York judge’s ruling Thursday that the president had misused money given to the Donald J. Trump Foundation and, as part of a settlement, will have to pay $2 million in damages. Not only did he use the money for himself, including the purchase of a 6-foot-tall portrait of None Other, but he also filled the board of directors with family members (the usual suspects: Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric) and at least one officer, Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, who didn’t know he was even on the board, according to court documents.

The man who popularized “fake news” apparently also invented a fake charity. They’re tons of fun until you get caught. But there was nothing fake about the money Trump spent that was intended for others.

In addition to the portrait, for which he paid $10,000 (albeit at an auction for another charity) but which later hung in his Doral golf resort in Miami, Trump’s other charitable interests included about $250,000 to settle lawsuits involving his for-profit business. Best of all, he used $12,000 from the charity to buy a jersey and a helmet autographed by then-Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Our eyes glaze over reading this stuff because…well, it’s Donald Trump. But that’s only because our sense of moral outrage has become deadened by his behavior. Try, if you can, to imagine that Barack Obama had raised money for veterans only to spend it on a giant portrait of himself and a bunch of sports memorabilia. It would have singlehandedly destroyed his presidency and would likely have forced his resignation. George W. Bush was certainly no saint, and his administration was guilty of misdeeds of horrendous consequence. But he would never have been so tawdry and venal as to steal money from veterans for such things. If he had, it would likely have ended his presidency. Same for Clinton, Bush Senior, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. None of them would have survived such a revelation.

via Washington Monthly | No Other President Would Have Survived Defrauding Veterans’ Charities