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15 Jul 2017 23:16

I wonder if the culture of American exceptionalism, will ever allow us to except numbers that don't have us as number one? Health care, infant mortality, mathematics, schools in general..
Trump accidentally said that Australia had better health care than the US..he was right..wonder if he explored it further..
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16 Jul 2017 00:35

Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week, has been found dead in Miami. He was 50.

Eberwein was due to appear next Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was widely expected to testify that the Clinton Foundation misappropriated Haiti earthquake donations from international donors.


According to Eberwein, a paltry 0.6% of donations granted by international donors to the Clinton Foundation with the express purpose of directly assisting Haitians actually ended up in the hands of Haitian organizations. A further 9.6% ended up with the Haitian government. The remaining 89.8% – or $5.4 billion – was funneled to non-Haitian organizations.

“The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace,” Eberwein said at a protest outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan last year.


http://yournewswire.com/haiti-exposed-clinton-dead/
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16 Jul 2017 01:22

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Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week, has been found dead in Miami. He was 50.

Eberwein was due to appear next Tuesday before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission where he was widely expected to testify that the Clinton Foundation misappropriated Haiti earthquake donations from international donors.


According to Eberwein, a paltry 0.6% of donations granted by international donors to the Clinton Foundation with the express purpose of directly assisting Haitians actually ended up in the hands of Haitian organizations. A further 9.6% ended up with the Haitian government. The remaining 89.8% – or $5.4 billion – was funneled to non-Haitian organizations.

“The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace,” Eberwein said at a protest outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan last year.


http://yournewswire.com/haiti-exposed-clinton-dead/


I posted on that awhile ago. More along the lines of structural readjustment but there's fallout from that mafia as others.
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16 Jul 2017 04:05

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...call me a conspiracy nut but this isn't the biggest surprise I experienced this morning....the biggest you ask ?...the number of cardinals at our feeder ( you know just to put things into a cold hard perspective )....

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Why, pray tell, are you feeding birds in the middle of July? They're perfectly capable of foraging on their own. It's bad enough that you bleeding heart socialist Canadians feed them in the winter--without demanding they offer proof that they tried to get a food-finding job elsewhere--but giving them food in the summer reeks of classical welfare fraud. No wonder your country is in such a mess.

You probably advocate low cost housing for these feathered fraudsters, too.
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16 Jul 2017 06:22

ScienceIsCool wrote:I would love to see some follow-up on this one. A 79 year old CIA agent has only a few weeks to live and has stated that he was part of a four-man team on project "New Century" to take down WTC-7 on 9/11. http://www.globalresearch.ca/cia-agent-confesses-on-deathbed-we-blew-up-wtc7-on-911/5599298

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http://www.snopes.com/cia-agent-confesses-wtc7/
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16 Jul 2017 09:26

Jagartrott wrote:
ScienceIsCool wrote:I would love to see some follow-up on this one. A 79 year old CIA agent has only a few weeks to live and has stated that he was part of a four-man team on project "New Century" to take down WTC-7 on 9/11. http://www.globalresearch.ca/cia-agent-confesses-on-deathbed-we-blew-up-wtc7-on-911/5599298

John Swanson

http://www.snopes.com/cia-agent-confesses-wtc7/


As usual of late, the snopes article contains few facts and offers a "common sense" analysis rather than research. They just aren't a reliable source any more. It's a pity. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/12/22/the-daily-mail-snopes-story-and-fact-checking-the-fact-checkers/#6140cb04227f

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16 Jul 2017 10:21

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blutto wrote:
...call me a conspiracy nut but this isn't the biggest surprise I experienced this morning....the biggest you ask ?...the number of cardinals at our feeder ( you know just to put things into a cold hard perspective )....

Cheers


Why, pray tell, are you feeding birds in the middle of July? They're perfectly capable of foraging on their own. It's bad enough that you bleeding heart socialist Canadians feed them in the winter--without demanding they offer proof that they tried to get a food-finding job elsewhere--but giving them food in the summer reeks of classical welfare fraud. No wonder your country is in such a mess.

You probably advocate low cost housing for these feathered fraudsters, too.


:D ....its all head office's fault....she loves to watch the wee birdies as she enjoys her morning coffee....we get quite a mob of free loaders putting their beaks to the trough....but seeing that family of cardinals yesterday( I assume they were a family because of the mottled plumage of most of them ) was pretty special ( they are usually so shy and skittish )....

...btw we also have had a couple of fawns born in our front fields....they are just too cute when they start wandering around....one year there were twins who took to taking laps around the house, it was so charming...kinda like these guys...

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...and while we don't have bird houses we do have low cost housing for our bat buddies ( though sadly their numbers are dwindling as a continent wide fungus(?) outbreak is decimating the population )....

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16 Jul 2017 10:29

....speaking of cavorting with foreign elements...funny this hasn't made all the front pages...

When it comes to meeting with foreign spies to dish dirt on a Presidential candidate (or a President elect), John McCain is more at fault than anyone connected to Donald Trump. McCain was directly involved in spreading unverified slanderous material regarding President-elect Donald Trump as he consorted with operatives linked to a foreign government--in this case, the United Kingdom
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This should give Lindsay Graham pause after watching his his exchange with FBI nominee Christopher Wray at Wednesday's Senate Judiciary hearing. Graham, who rhetorically fell on a fainting couch overwhelmed by outrage from the news that an obscure Russian lawyer had sought a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. in order to dish dirt on Hillary Clinton, admonished the FBI nominee to deal harshly with his colleagues on the following:

“… So here’s what I want you to tell every politician: If you get a call from somebody suggesting that a foreign government wants to help you by disparaging your opponent, tell us all to call the FBI.” https://youtu.be/VzawbjQc4iM?t=1m34s

But Donald Trump Jr. is not guilty of doing this. Instead, it is Senator John McCain. He is the one who was fooling around with a foreign intelligence organization.

What did McCain do? He twice received material generated by a foreign intelligence operative and passed this along as if it was valuable, verified intelligence. Here is the proof, thanks to Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times


....and there is this...which nicely dynamites up a lot of the Russia hysteria and exposes it for the bs it is....

As I pointed out in my previous piece (Trump Jr. Emails Prove No Collusion . . .), the Steele Dossier now stands completely discredited because the Trump Jr. emails provide prima facie evidence that there was no regular, sustained contact with Kremlin operatives. If there had been then there was no need to meet with an unknown lawyer peddling anti-Hillary material that, per the Steele Dossier, already had been delivered to the Trump team.

The role of Fusion GPS in this whole sordid affair needs to be thoroughly investigated. Circumstantial evidence opens them to charges of facilitating and enabling sedition. What they did appears to go beyond conventional opposition research and dirty tricks. Spreading a lie that Donald Trump and his team are Russian operatives crosses a line and, as we have witnessed over the last six months, roiled and disrupted the American political system.

McCain is not the only one guilty here. The work of Fusion GPS was paid for by unnamed Democrats (and one unnamed Republican). And this is not the only instance of collusion with a foreign intelligence organization. Hillary Clinton and her campaign reportedly consorted with Ukrainian operatives:
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http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2017/07/colluding-with-foreign-spies-it-apparently-aint-the-trumps-by-publius-tacitus.html

....and...

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160622854.html

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...edit....and file this under "lest we forget" and "the acorn never falls far from the tree".....do remember a certain Admiral McCain was up to eyeballs in the USS Liberty scandal and cover-up....like speaking of infamy and questionable behaviour or what....
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16 Jul 2017 11:37

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16 Jul 2017 13:42

.....hmmmm....that is a lot of ducks in a row....including a duck named Lynch who just popping up everywhere ( like does she have a stunt double or a twin or anything ...)...

According to a tweet by former Massachusetts Trump campaign official James Brower and first reported by independent journalist and author Jack Posobiec, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's phone was tapped by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the now infamous meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya - who was let into the United States under "extraordinary circumstances" by Obama's DOJ, headed by Lynch.

The meeting included Donald Trump Jr., Manafort, Jared Kushner, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Fusion GPS associate Rinat Akhmetshin - a Russian-American lobbyist who confirmed today that he was present during the June 2016 sit-down.


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-14/report-lynch-tapped-manaforts-phone-during-trump-jr-meeting-russian-lawyer

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16 Jul 2017 14:34

ScienceIsCool wrote:
Jagartrott wrote:
ScienceIsCool wrote:I would love to see some follow-up on this one. A 79 year old CIA agent has only a few weeks to live and has stated that he was part of a four-man team on project "New Century" to take down WTC-7 on 9/11. http://www.globalresearch.ca/cia-agent-confesses-on-deathbed-we-blew-up-wtc7-on-911/5599298

John Swanson

http://www.snopes.com/cia-agent-confesses-wtc7/


As usual of late, the snopes article contains few facts and offers a "common sense" analysis rather than research. They just aren't a reliable source any more. It's a pity. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/12/22/the-daily-mail-snopes-story-and-fact-checking-the-fact-checkers/#6140cb04227f

John Swanson

"...creating a chaotic information environment that so perfectly blends truth, half-truth and fiction that even the best can no longer tell what’s real and what’s not."

I wonder if more has come of this since the Forbes article is from the end of last year. No matter if Snopes is 100% correct, 50% correct, or somewhere in between they should only be viewed as one source when determining the validity of something.

As far as the dying CIA agent story goes: the source of that story has less credibility than most, how did they get the scoop and no one else, do all dying people tell the truth, was he a CIA agent, do we believe brain washed and rewashed agents on their deathbed, was he on his deathbed to tell this story...

I've sadly been witness to five loved ones on their death bed and they all said "odd" things. Two of them told wild stories about things that never actually happened.
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16 Jul 2017 16:00

We all need health care. We need policy that keeps us secure at home and abroad. We need to keep our past agreements and forge new alliances that further American goals. We need infrastructure that includes good schools. We need energy policy that doesn't exploit short terms gains for long term economic and environmental pitfalls.
If all this can be accomplished while lying about who you met with, commenting on women's appearance home and abroad, posting wrestling videos, tweeting about TV shows and fighting with everyone both internationally and domestically... then by all means.. proceed.
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16 Jul 2017 22:09

....file under....uhhh, Houston, we may have a problem....( btw not really sure about the site or the author, but if the facts are basically correct here, this is not good, not good at all )...

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/07/14/return-pentagon-mercenaries-worries-us-active-duty-military.html

....apparently Cerebrus has got into the merc business....

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16 Jul 2017 22:12

....and speaking of monetary trouble....

Deutsche: The Fed Has Created "Universal Basic Income For The Rich" And Now It Can't Get Out

... Deutsche Bank's post modernist master of stream-of-consciousness narrative is back with a new essay dissecting his favorite topic, the interplay between the Fed and markets, the so-called "umbilical limbo" that connects the two in the form of ultraeasy monetary policy and QE in general, and more importantly, the narrative that the Fed has spun over the past ten years, which while supportive of risk assets, has concurrently resulted in what Kocic calls a "permanent state of exception" from normalcy as a result of the Fed decision to defer the financial crisis indefinitely.

It is the unwind of this exceptional state, created symbiotically between the Federal Reserve and the markets, that is the source of consternation for markets, and manifests itself in the upcoming "tricky" renormalization of both the global rate structure, and the unwind of central banks' balance sheets and trillions in monetary stimulus. And, quick to revert to his favorite philosophical abstraction, Kocic notes that more than anything the Fed is hardly eager to "disown" the power it has been exercising for years in its attempt to avoid, or at least delay the next crisis:


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-15/deutsche-fed-has-created-universal-basic-income-rich-and-now-it-cant-get-out

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Unchained wrote:We all need health care. We need policy that keeps us secure at home and abroad. We need to keep our past agreements and forge new alliances that further American goals. We need infrastructure that includes good schools. We need energy policy that doesn't exploit short terms gains for long term economic and environmental pitfalls.
If all this can be accomplished while lying about who you met with, commenting on women's appearance home and abroad, posting wrestling videos, tweeting about TV shows and fighting with everyone both internationally and domestically... then by all means.. proceed.


....a word of advice friend, you keep heading down this road someone will call you a communist or a stooge or a communist stooge or something...pull out while you have the chance....think of your family for heaven's sake...

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16 Jul 2017 23:49

For more than a year now, the collective U.S. ruling class, with Democratic Party and corporate media operatives in the vanguard, has frozen the national political discourse in a McCarthyite time warp. A random visit to a July 26, 2016, issue of the New York Times reveals the same obsession as that which consumes the newspaper today: “Following the Links from Russian Hackers to the U.S. Election,” “Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.” A year later, the allegations persist, piled ever higher with innuendo and outright nonsense. However, proof of the predicate act -- that Russia, not Wikileaks, penetrated the DNC -- remains totally absent.

What is the purpose of this torture-by-media? Clearly, the Trump White House has been crippled by the tsunami that never ebbs, but the Democrats have not been strengthened in the process, and the corporate media’s standing among the public erodes by the day. A poll conducted last month showed majorities of voters want Congress to ease up on Russia investigations and get to work on healthcare, terrorism, national security, the economy and jobs. Almost three out of four respondents to the Harvard-Harris poll said lawmakers aren’t paying attention to the issues that are important to them -- including 68 percent of Democrats. Sixty-two percent of voters say there is no hard evidence of White House “collusion” with Russia, and 64 percent think the investigations are hurting the country


https://blackagendareport.com/dems_gone_mad_dangerous_year

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17 Jul 2017 00:05

The U.S. borg is vehemently trying to set up Russia as an enemy of the "west". Their anti-Russian propaganda has become part of the campaign against U.S. President Trump who seeks détente with Russia. It requires intense efforts to denigrate the country, its citizens and its leaders. Here is an example of how such propaganda is fabricated.

Yascha Mounk is:

a Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University's Government Department, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, and a Nonresident Fellow at New America's Political Reform Program.

He is a self declared liberal internationalist who has been published and quoted by lots of international media.

Yesterday Mounk tweeted this


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The Mounk tweet is a series of lies:

Need a reminder of the human cost of dictatorship? All these are journalists who criticized Putin--and died under mysterious circumstances

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is dully elected and not a dictator. The Russian Federation may not be a "liberal democracy", but it is a democracy. The picture is old. It shows all Russian journalists who died during their work since 1991. Most of them died as war- or crime-correspondents and were not involved in politics at all. The death of most of those journalists is not mysterious. Getting blown up by artillery during the wars in Chechnya, Yugoslavia or Ukraine is no mystery at all. Most of these journalists never criticize Putin. They were already dead before Putin had any significant political role
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The first original publishing of the Mounk picture may have been as early as 2009. A piece on journalists remembrance in Russia from 2014 already includes the pic. The reverse image search shows that the picture has been has been used by several news-outlets since.

Every aspect of the Mounk tweet is a lie.

But Mounk's lies have by now been re-tweeted over 22,000 times. Many of those who see it will believe the claims he makes. They will trust a widely publish Harvard academic. But the tweet, as well as nearly all other claims about Russia one sees in "western" media, is pure propaganda. It is like the editorial in today's New York Times that claims "Russia’s oil-dependent economy [is] in trouble" while all Russian economic numbers turned positive and all indicators point to accelerating growth. It is fake news.

The anti-Russian propaganda campaign is now part of the "liberal" campaign against U.S. president Trump. It is failing. Trump's support is steady if not increasing despite daily new revelation about his (non existent) "collusion with Russia" and the (non existing) "Russian interference" in the U.S. election.

The purveyors of the propaganda stories are in despair. Each and every new fire they try to stoke dies off within a day or two. The temptation then is to invent and push ever bigger lies about Trump, Russia and their non-existing connections.

The fake news Mounk spits out, and which disqualify him as an academic, is a sign of their accelerating panic


http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/07/yasha-mounk-lies.html#more

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17 Jul 2017 11:15

....file under, gee how things have changed....

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We must dissent from the fear, the hatred, and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that buried its head in the sand waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education, or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and timeless absence of moral leadership. We must dissent, because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better. -Thurgood Marshall, US Supreme Court Justice (1908-1993)


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