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It is sometimes quite astonishing the things scientology promotes. Here is another “success story” from an OT VIII. They are proud of this, and want the world to know. I read it and think to myself how crazy and deluded they sound. Yet they think this is the most incredible recommendation possible. I have bolded […]
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Withheld number and a male voice seemingly whose balls haven’t dropped said “Stop blogging about the club” and then hung up. This now constitutes intimidation but I am not going to report it. As luck would have it one of the “PCSO” who visits HPC passed on his bike a little further up the road … Continue reading 18:45 – 8th September 2019…
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Here Are The Most Bizarre Soundbites From Elon Musk's "Pedo Guy" Deposition

With the public transfixed by Elon Musk's recent nervous breakdown over the release of the Porsche Taycan, it’s almost easy to forget how badly he embarrassed himself more than a year ago when accusing British cave diving hero Vern Unsworth of being a pedophile and then taunting Unsworth to sue him... which Unsworth did.



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us remember that absurd story is L. Lin Wood, the attorney that Unsworth hired to represent him in his lawsuit against Musk. As part of discovery for the lawsuit, Wood had a chance to depose Elon Musk, with PlainSite releasing over 300 pages of deposition for the world to analyze today.



The deposition can best be described as a batsh*t crazy dumpster fire bizarre and embarrassing for the so-called "genius" who we now know baselessly accused the worldwide hero of being a "pedo guy". 



In the deposition, Musk makes a litany of downright ridiculous statements, finally giving us a glimpse into the mind of the man that, according to his followers, is going to save the earth.



First, Musk opens up his motion for summary judgment by claiming that by referring to Unsworth as "pedo guy", he didn't actually intend on implying that he was a pedophile. 




Immediately, skeptics on social media speculated that Musk had committed felony perjury. 




When Musk is asked by Wood what a "pedo guy" looks like, he responds "old angry white guy living in Thailand". Musk then also admits to doing his research on Unsworth and the area he lived, Chiang Rai, on Google.




Musk also mentions that he was worried that Unsworth could be "another Jeffrey Epstein":





Which is amusing, considering that Epstein once claimed to be helping  Tesla in its board search. We wonder if there's a shot of Unsworth galavanting around town with Ghislaine Maxwell?





But, we digress. Musk continues, blaming his mess on the BuzzFeed journalist who never agreed to go off the record with him and subsequently released Musk's e-mails, referring to Unsworth as a "child rapist". 





Musk also then admits that information he got from a private investigator - who he hired for $50,000 to dig up dirt on Unsworth - turned out not to be true. 




Musk then tries to defend himself by saying that he only said Unsworth was "suspicious" and that he never said it was true that he was a pedophile.



At which point - wait for it - attorney Lin Wood hilariously reminds Musk that he actually said, "Betcha a signed dollar it is true."




Musk then, as if trying to write a book called '101 Bonehead Defenses To Use During a Deposition', accused Unsworth's lawyer of trying to "shake him down":




And it wasn't just the deposition that was a dumpster fire. Even prior to the deposition, Musk's filing, which included spelling errors, also included factually inaccurate information.




According to CNBC, the filings also revealed that



  • Musk “mobilized” more than 50 top engineers from three of his companies to assist in the Thai cave rescue effort including Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company.

  • After Unsworth criticized the CEO, his family office run by President Jared Birchall, hired a private investigator to learn everything they could about the cave rescuer and his family.

  • The private investigator they hired, James Howard of Jupiter Military and Tactical Systems, told Musk’s family office (Excession LLC) that Unsworth was said to spend time at a beach known for child sex-trafficking, among other unsavory but inconclusive details.

  • Unsworth, in a deposition, denied he had spent time at those venues.

  • A person who works for Musk’s office, James Brickhouse, suggested that the investigator pose as a journalist to interview Unsworth as one method for attaining personal details about him.

If there was any doubt left, this deposition seems to make it clear that Musk's "pedo guy" statement was 100% baseless. And Musk's lawyers are already backtracking on portions of the motion they filed, asking to withdraw one declaration that PlainSite's Aaron Greenspan revealed as having unredacted personal information (passport number) of Vern Unsworths. 



But worse yet, the deposition seems to confirm that Musk may not even understand what he did wrong, raising even more questions about his fitness as a public company CEO. But, as usual, we’re sure the board will do absolutely nothing about it, or - better yet - will come out and offer a statement of support.



But Unsworth's lawyer, Lin Wood, said it best in a statement to Bloomberg:





You can read the full motion here. 



 




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[Scientology’s 440-foot ship was last in the news for a measles quarantine.]

The Church of Scientology is presently trying to make news by having its ambulance-chasing and photo-op-opportunists — a/k/a the Volunteer Ministers — rush emergency supplies to The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. In one photo not intended for publication, we see a [...]

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Ian Carter was arrested and sent down for stealing videos from Huddersfield nick relating to sexual offences.  He was found to have illegal material in his home which he had taken from the police station using USB pen drives.  Presumably, he could also have destroyed, fabricated, and otherwise tampered with evidence; therefore, anyone who has submitted evidence to Huddersfield Police might have had their evidence stolen or modified (the same rule applies to the evidence recovered from Carter's cache, and evidence taken by the police from inside peoples homes).


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eans that all evidence submitted by Huddersfield Police is suspect.  They quite possibly have a ring of paedophiles working from their police station.

Also, because Carter was using his computer to store illegal images involving children and animals, he was quite possibly a member of illegal (in the UK) websites, and probably shared the material he had taken with the other members.

Given the time and effort it takes to gather such evidence, it is a travesty to see it being abused in this fashion.  It also explains why so little evidence makes it to the courts.  Even if he worked alone, which I doubt, he has done untold damage.

Another factor is the recent disclosure that USB devices can easily be hacked.  The machines at the station could easily become infected with BadUSB, and Carter, wittingly or otherwise, becoming the distribution vector by transporting the drives between his home and the Huddersfield Police Station.



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Exposing The ECB's Beggar-Thy-Trump Strategy

Authored by Hans-Werner Sinn via Project Syndicate,



The European Central Bank's decision to cut interest rates still further and launch another round of quantitative easing raises serious concerns about its internal decision-making process. The ECB is pursuing an exchange-rate policy in all but name, thus putting Europe on a collision course with the Trump administration.

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On September 12, the European Central Bank decided to launch yet another asset-purchase program, with plans to buy €20 billion ($22 billion) in new securities per month for an indefinite period of time, using the same structure as it has in the past. The decision was not made unanimously: the German, French, Dutch, Austrian, and Estonian members of the ECB council have all voiced fierce opposition to further quantitative easing (QE).



ECB President Mario Draghi claims that the majority in favor of further loosening was so large that it was unnecessary even to count the votes. Never mind that the countries opposing the decision hold 56% of the ECB’s paid-in equity capital and account for 60% of eurozone output. Counting their compatriots on the ECB Governing Council, however, they have only seven out of 25 potential votes (subject to a rotating limitation). Draghi did have a majority, then, but it represented a very clear minority of the ECB’s liable capital. This raises considerable concerns about the Governing Council’s decision-making process.



Such concerns are all the more justified considering that US President Donald Trump has been complaining loudly about the implied exchange-rate policy stemming from ECB asset purchases. He has a point. Draghi, of course, insists that the ECB does not “target” the exchange rate. While that may be true, it is beside the point. By purchasing long-term securities, eurozone central banks will once again trigger a currency devaluation. Indeed, it is precisely this effect that likely plays the dominant role in stimulating economic activity.



The problem, of course, is that by stimulating exports and curbing imports, the policy comes at the expense of other countries. Worse, other stimulus effects of interest-rate reductions are rather limited, particularly with respect to investment. There is even reason to fear – as Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing does – that the ECB’s ongoing rate reductions had a detrimental effect on the banking system, thereby putting the credit supply at risk.



The economic mechanism by which the ECB achieves devaluation was explained decades ago by the so-called asset approach. If European central banks purchase European securities with freshly printed money, they distort the international portfolio equilibrium with regard to domestic and foreign currencies and interest-bearing assets, and a currency devaluation is needed to rebalance it. Some of the sellers will offer euros on the currency markets, in order to purchase non-European securities. And that will put downward pressure on the euro exchange rate. Foreign sellers will trade in their own assets for European securities only when the euro exchange rate is lower. The new international portfolio equilibrium ushered in by the ECB is accompanied by euro depreciation.



During the ECB’s first round of QE, the portfolio shifts were clearly noticeable among sellers of government bonds, as the ECB itself has documented. Those sellers mainly used the proceeds to purchase US Treasury bonds, because they wanted to stay within the same asset class. US sellers, on the other hand, used the euros they received to purchase European corporate assets, which had become cheaper, owing to the fall in the euro exchange rate.



In the context of the ECB’s first large asset-purchase program, the euro’s exchange rate fell by around a quarter against the dollar between mid-2014 and January 2015, when the program was formally launched, because traders generally assumed that the program would happen and acted accordingly. Italian banks, in particular, got a head start in buying up European securities worldwide, by tapping (disproportionately) into funds from the targeted longer-term financing operations (TLTRO) program that the ECB had launched in June 2014.



The ECB vehemently denies that it pursues an exchange-rate policy, because it knows that doing so falls well outside its mandate. But there is simply no denying that its policy comes at the expense of Europe’s trading partners. The situation is eerily reminiscent of the competitive devaluations of the 1930s.



When the US Federal Reserve, following in the footsteps of the Bank of Japan, pursued a similar policy some years ago, then-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke openly acknowledged the exchange-rate effects of QE, although he said that it was not quite clear how they came about. When the Europeans later followed suit with their own QE program, they were, in a manner of speaking, taking their allotted swig from the bottle.



The Trump administration knows all of this, as does everybody else. But Trump has warned Europe repeatedly not to get greedy. To avoid becoming the “beggared” neighbor, he continues to hold out the threat of trade sanctions.



Europe therefore has a choice. It can continue to allow the ECB Governing Council to pursue its own (implicit) exchange-rate policy, or it can decide that the looming trade conflict with America belongs in the hands of democratically controlled institutions. The central banks are out of their league on this one.




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Iran's Supreme Leader: "There Will Be No Talks With The US At Any Level"

Ending all speculation about the possibility of a meeting between President Trump and the Iranian leadership, something President Trump has repeatedly said he'd be open to, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced on Tuesday that "there will be no talks with the US at any level" unless Washington agreed to return to the Iran deal, according to the Associated Pr

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Iranian state TV quoted Khamenei, who said this is the position of the country's leadership and that "all officials in the Islamic Republic unanimously believe" this.





Khamenei accused the US of trying to prove that its "maximum pressure policy" against Iran is successful by finally getting the Iranians to agree to talks, something they have been reluctant to do since Trump took office.




"In return, we have to prove that the policy is not worth a penny for the Iranian nation," Khamenei said. "That’s why all Iranian officials, from the president and the foreign minister to all others have announced that we do not negotiate (with the U.S.) either bilaterally or multilaterally."




However, the leader reiterated Iran’s stance that if the US returns to the nuclear deal, then Tehran would consider negotiations.




"Otherwise, no talks will happen...with the Americans," he said."Neither in New York nor anywhere" else.




As for Trump denying reports that he had proposed a "no conditions" meeting with Iran:




"Sometimes they say negotiations without any precondition and sometimes with 12 conditions," the Ayatollah added. "Such statements either come from their disheveled policies or are a ploy to confuse the other side."




As tensions with the Iranians flared once again following this weekend's devastating attack on important Saudi Arabian oil facilities, rumors about a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, during the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting later this month in New York have been circulating. Particularly after the ouster of John Bolton, an Iran hawk who was hated by Tehran, some analysts thought face-to-face talks might finally be possible.



Trump said Monday that it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on the Saudi oil-processing facilities, though he added that the US wasn't at the point of military retaliation. Tehran has denied any responsibility for the attacks. The Saudi government has called the attack an "unprecedented act of aggression and sabotage" - but has stopped short of blaming the Iranians.



Yemen's Houthi rebels, who claimed responsibility for the attacks, appear to have used multiple cruise missiles and several drones to lay waste to KSA's Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field. Then again, experts say whoever planned the attack appears to have had knowledge about which facilities to hit.




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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 05:45


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“The left tries to threaten, bully, intimidate Americans into submission.”
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The world of connected consumer electronics, IoT, and smart devices is growing faster than ever with tens of billions of connected devices streaming and sharing data wirelessly over the Internet, but how secure is it?

As we connect everything from coffee maker to front-door locks and cars to the Internet, we're creating more potential—and possibly more dangerous—ways for hackers to wreak havoc.
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Please help to identify these officers - the ones who kidnapped me refused to show ID; there are two more, who entered my home whilst I was being held hostage by them.


The illegal arrest
Illegal arrest part 1 from Mark Fisher on Vimeo.
Now the footage of the "arrest" (or kidnap) from my security camera
Illegal arrest part 2 from Mark Fisher on Vimeo.

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Two more show up, and enter my home whilst I am held hostage
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y home after taking me hostage from Mark Fisher on Vimeo.

Police sneak into my home after taking me hostage - Part 2 from Mark Fisher on Vimeo.

Police sneak into my home after taking me hostage - Part 2 from Mark Fisher on Vimeo.

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Ex-Spy Chief Says Merkel's Open Border Policy Created "Security Crisis" For Germany

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,



The former director of Germany’s foreign intelligence service has accused Angela Merkel of creating a “security crisis” in Germany as a result of her open border refugee policy.





Speaking to the Sunday Express on a brief visit to the UK,

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Dr August Hanning said the German chancellor had displayed “political weakness” by flip flopping between denying the severity of the problem and admitting it was a bad decision.




“We have seen the consequences of this decision in terms of German public opinion and internal security – we experience problems very day,” he said.



“We have criminals, terrorist suspects and people who use multiple identities. Those who carried out the Berlin attacks used 12 different identities,” added Hanning.



“While things are tighter today, we still have 300,000 people in Germany of whose identities we cannot be sure. That’s a massive security risk,” he warned.




After Merkel abolished normal border controls back in 2015, Germany took in over 1.5 million migrants from affected countries in a single year.



According to the German government’s own statistics, violent crime in Germany rose by 10 per cent between 2015 and 2016, when the country began accepting large numbers of migrants, many of them young men. More than 90 per cent of the rise was attributable to young male “refugees”.




“Young male refugees in Germany got the blame…. for most of a two-year increase in violent crime,” reported Reuters.




Earlier this summer, a public swimming pool in Dusseldorf, Germany had to be closed twice after hundreds of male migrants harassed a family.



As we document in the video below, Germans were subjected to a re-education campaign to encourage them to accept their new reality rather than the government actually addressing their concerns about mass migration.





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NO reply as usual….. The truth cannot be argued with. HPC KNOWS THAT TOO!
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Putin Trolls Saudis, Offers To Sell Them Same Missiles He Already Sold To Iran

Serious offer or some bold high level trolling? 



President Vladimir Putin said while meeting with the presidents of Iran and Turkey in Ankara Monday to discuss Syria that the "smart decision" for the Saudis would be to purchase Russia's most advanced anti-air defense system, the S-400 Triumph



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needs to make a smart decision, as Iran did by buying our S-300, and as Mr. Erdogan did by deciding to buy the most advanced S-400 Triumph air defense systems from Russia,” Putin told reporters in Ankara. “These kinds of systems are capable of defending any kind of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia from any kind of attack.”


Russia has been delivering S-400 components to Ankara despite US threats and warnings, via the AP.

As geopolitical analysis blog Moon of Alabama has observed, "Saudi Arabia has no defenses against this kind of attack," and it's also the case that, "The U.S. has no system that could be used for that purpose."



Thus it remains that the Saudis could only possibly turn to Russia to defend against small drones that can easily evade and penetrate most radar defense systems out there.



As the Moon of Alabama analysis concludes, "It would be extremely costly, and still insufficient, to protect all of the Saudi's vital facilities from similar swarm attacks."




Putin dropped the hint about the Saudis acquiring the S-400 when asked point blank about the early Saturday major drone attack on the Aramco facilities, citing the need for Riyadh to protect its oil infrastructure. Judging by Rouhani's reaction, Putin's proposal was rather "modest."




Interestingly, he along with the other two leaders meeting in Ankara this week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani  were all in agreement that the US-Saudi coalition bombing campaign and war on Yemen must be brought to a close as soon as possible.  



Rouhani, for his part, said the attack on Aramco facilities was a reciprocal measure by "Yemeni people" to "aggression against Yemen for years."




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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:15


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LastPass is a popular password manager that has earned credibility owing to its efficiency. Nonetheless, like any other software, it



LastPass Vulnerability Leaked Login Credentials – Update Now! on Latest Hacking News.

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Edward Snowden Implores Macron To Grant French Asylum

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has called on French President and former Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron to grant him political asylum from the United States. 





Speaking with France's Inter radio on Monday as part of a press junket to promote his new memoir, the former NSA contractor said "Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act," adding "W

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elcoming someone like me is not an attack on the United States." 



"I would like to return to the United States. That is the ultimate goal. But if I'm gonna spend the rest of my life in prison, the one bottom line demand that we have to agree to is that at least I get a fair trial. And that is the one thing the government has refused to guarantee because they won't provide access to what's called a public interest defense," Snowden told CBS This Morning





"Again, I'm not asking for a parade. I'm not asking for a pardon. I'm not asking for a pass. What I'm asking for is a fair trial. And this is the bottom line that any American should require. We don't want people thrown in prison without the jury being able to decide that what they did was right or wrong. The government wants to have a different kind of trial. They want to use special procedures they want to be able to close the courtroom, they want the public not to be able to go, know what's going on. And, essentially, the most important fact to the government and this is the thing we have a point of contention on, is that they do not want the jury to be able to consider the motivations. Why I did what I did. Was it better for the United States? Did it benefit us or did it cause harm? They don't want the jury to consider that at all. They want the jury strictly to consider whether these actions were lawful or unlawful, not whether they were right or wrong. And I'm sorry, but that defeats the purpose of a jury trial," Snowden told CBS



The NSA, meanwhile, told CBS: "Edward Snowden violated his lifetime obligation to protect classified information and betrayed the trust of his coworkers and the American people."



In 2013 Snowden unsuccessfully applied for asylum in France under former President Francois Hollande, along with several other countries, after he released a trove of classified US information shedding light on America's mass surveillance apparatus - including unprecedented court-approved access used by the government to collect data on over 120 million phone calls between ordinary Americans.







Snowden also leaked the NSA's top-secret black budget to the Washington Post, while also revealing that the NSA had been paying private US tech companies for clandestine access to their networks. 





Snowden shares his life story in his new memoir, "Permanent Record," set to be released on Tuesday in around 20 countries - including France. 




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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 02:45
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You can lead a Democrat to the truth but you can't make them comprehend it.
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These photo's show my charge sheet - the felons that I've witnessed making snuff movies, and named, are attempting to prosecute me for malicious communications, when all I've done is alert the public to their misdemeanors.

Please keep your children away from these predators!

Police Corruption - Suspects Named



Coming soon - my Interview tape where you will hear these officers make utter fools of themselves.  They failed to act upon my description of a video I found containing home-made images of children being raped and murdered, to protect the
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child sex offenders who made the snuff movies.

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When do you play? Sunday and Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm   No extra members attending so why do they need to be official again on Thursdays? They were unofficially meeting Thursdays for 9/10 months and now they are official again? I wonder what happened!?!?      
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A View Of The U.S. From Across The Atlantic

Authored by Andrew Asjh via The Gatestone Institute,




  • My friends assured me there were terrible, terrible things that would become apparent in the ensuing months.




  • Even in the extended echo-chamber of social media, there appeared to be a seemingly pathological fear of anything even remotely resembling a balanced view.

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  • The only thing that has not changed is the Democrats' make-believe view that President Trump and the Russians were somehow trying to rig the election, when it was, in fact, they themselves who were doing that.



Before the advent of online news, residents of the UK had to rely on the British press to report on the minutiae of the American political system -- something that didn't happen all that often. In politics what went on in the USA, stayed in the USA, most of it at least. Beyond a major political upheaval, or the swearing in of a new president, news reportage was more concerned with the cut and thrust of our own routine domestic politics.





Only the bickering between the Democrats and Republicans rang a familiar note, mirroring as it did, our British Punch and Judy stereotype, with the stuffy old Tories on one side, and the loony-left Labour on the other.



By 2008, along with the advent of social media, and a growing awareness of international affairs, it became increasingly impossible not to notice the apparently out of proportion intensity driving the Democrat-Republican voter divide. Heralded in by the arrival of the US's first president "of colour", Barack Obama, and coinciding with the rising usage of Twitter and Facebook, the "Left" seemed to jump at the chance of embracing the one-dimensional limitations of an "echo chamber". The "echo-chamber" served not only to widen the chasm between left and right, but -- even to the outsider -- noticeably amplified the animosity between the two sides. Compared to the almost polite political rivalry between voters and parties in Britain, the political division in the US began looking distinctly engineered.



My American friends, in an effort to help me try and understand their conclusions, sent a raft of articles from the US mainstream media, which, in their bias, displayed the same lack of integrity as my friends'. Even in the extended echo-chamber of social media, there appeared to be a seemingly pathological fear of anything even remotely resembling a balanced view.



Then, along came the 2016 election and the arrival of presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Whilst the UK was not looking, war seemed to have broken out. If I was not prepared forthrightly to dismiss Trump as the white supremacist he so obviously and professedly was, it was clear that if I was not careful, I would be tarred by the same brush.



My friends assured me there were terrible, terrible things that would become apparent in the ensuing months. The problem was, they never once articulated any of them. Their suspicions all appeared to be hysterical unfounded inferences.



The evident reluctance by left-wing media outlets to condemn a -- by now -- extremely guilty-looking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now seemed unfair. Much of the media seemed all too happy to turn a blind eye to the Benghazi affair, her "unusual" email practices and other seemingly incriminating pranks. The media also seemed to ignore the treasure-trove of information on the suspect machinations of the DNC and its incumbents and other dubious goings on, including truncated FBI investigations, the "controversial" resignation of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the sudden departure from CNN of Donna Brazile after having fed questions to Clinton prior to the televised presidential debates, and so on.



The potential skulduggery seemed never ending. How come my friends had never mentioned any of this? Surely, they knew? The echo chamber, it appeared, was hermetically sealed. Even then US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her "secret" meeting with former President Bill Clinton aboard the Justice Department's jet just before she was due to deliver her verdict on his wife, failed to raise an eyebrow. How was that possible?



One would never have known the depths of the corruption taking place right under everyone's noses, or indeed, the lengths to which their top brass representatives were willing to go to manipulate an election. It was not just a couple of dodgy individuals, working overtime for their own self-enrichment; there was a whole bunch of them at it. Worse, it seemed they had been doing it for a very long time -- and all of it under the auspices of their beloved president.



A hardened, contemptible cynic might even have thought that the 2016 presidential election result was meant to have been a foregone conclusion, with no suspicious activity ever exposed.



It was hard by now not to be intrigued by this murky, cloak and dagger world of deceit. The farther down the rabbit hole one looked in this saga, the harder it became not to surmise that, for all their faults, the Republican party, and in particular, Mr. Trump, were the "good guys." One half of the country was deliberately being pitted, with fake information, against the other. This division seems to be one that the mainstream media have, ever since, been trying to blame on Donald Trump, despite it clearly being a war that they themselves had cooked up.



As the story grows, and more of the players become exposed -- Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, John Brennan, James Clapper, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew Weissmann, Sally Yates, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and even President Obama -- the list goes on and on -- my interest in US politics has soared to levels I never thought possible, and for all the wrong reasons. The only thing that has not changed is the Democrats' storybook view that President Trump and the Russians were somehow trying to rig the election, when it was, in fact, they themselves who were doing that.



When then President Obama was asked about the possibility of rigging the 2016 elections, he told then-candidate Trump to "stop whining":




"There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America's elections, in part because they are so decentralized. There is no evidence that that has happened in the past, or that there are instances that that could happen this time."




It then turned out that Secretary Clinton and the DNC had also been rigging the Democrats' presidential primaries and nomination process against Senator Bernie Sanders, as well.



After all that has emerged over the past couple of years, during investigation after investigation, it seems impossible that these officials could honestly be sincere. For now, I am not holding my breath that my friends on the left might one day wake up and do some research of their own; but as an impartial observer with no dog in this fight, I know which side I would rather back.




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Marshall Islands Creating New Cryptocurrency In Push To De-Dollarize  

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has been using the US dollar since 1979. But in a new Bloomberg report and a statement from a senior Marshall Islands official, that could all change as the country with a population of 75,000 could soon issue a sovereign currency in digital form – using blockchain technology.



David Paul, the environment m

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inister and minister-in-assistance to the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, spoke last Wednesday at Invest: Asia 2019 conference in Singapore about a new blockchain-based national currency. 




"With the blockchain technology in place, we thought this was an opportune time to establish our own legal tender" and lessen the nation's dependence on the dollar, Paul said in an interview from the sidelines of the conference.



"As a small country it's going to be easier and faster for us to make decisions and respond to the market" as a digital coin is introduced.






Last year the Marshall Islands passed the Sovereign Currency Act, with the intentions of launching a new currency, the Marshallese sovereign (SOV), which will be used alongside the dollar using blockchain technology.



Paul said no launch date had been established for SOV, as compliance and regulatory issues are still being figured out, along with supervision from the US Treasury and the International Monetary Fund. 





The statement, published earlier this month, said the SOV has built-in compliance features and will expand "4% each year, following Milton Friedman's k% rule. New SOV will be automatically distributed to the currency holders and the decentralized entities securing the network. This means that we in government cannot modify the money supply, and we cannot manipulate the value of our currency by printing more money." 





The SOV won't precisely be a one-to-one ratio with the dollar; it'll first establish its liquidity and be market-based, Paul said in the interview.



Several known blockchain-based currencies have received a lot of press this summer. One being Facebook's digital coin Libra. The second is the People's Bank of China, suggesting in recent headlines that they're close to releasing a coin. And there was even talk from Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, who recently spoke about the idea of a global reserve currency using blockchain technology. 



Marshall Islands' effort to de-dollarize started after the terror attacks on Sept. 2001, Paul said, when the global money system endured new financial regulations that made transactions harder to perform.  




"Right now we have only one relationship with one correspondent bank, and if that's lost we would be cut off," Paul said, identifying First Hawaiian Inc. as that bank. "A correspondent banking relationship is commercial, and a nation being held hostage by a commercial relationship shouldn't be the case."




Paul said the dollar couldn't be removed entirely - but the SOV will give people an alternative. 




"We're committed to do it the right way," he said. "As long as we do it in a responsible manner it's going to withstand the test of time."




And already, in a decentralized manner, citizens in countries where their fiat has crashed, like Venezuela and Argentina, have started using cryptocurrencies. The trend is clear, and the 2020s will be a transformative period of new blockchain-based national currencies across the world as a shift towards de-dollarization will move into hyperdrive. 




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Escobar: We Are All Hostages Of 9/11

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog,



After years of reporting on the Great War on Terror, many questions behind the US attacks remain unresolved...





Pakistanis raise their weapons in the border town of Bajour as they shout anti-US slogans before leaving for Afghanistan in October 2001. Thousands from this tribal area go to join

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the Taliban in its ‘holy war’ against the US. Photo: AFP /Tariq Mahmood



Afghanistan was bombed and invaded because of 9/11. I was there from the start, even before 9/11. On August 20, 2001, I interviewed commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the “Lion of the Panjshir,” who told me about an “unholy alliance” of the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the ISI (Pakistani intel).



Back in Peshawar, I learned that something really big was coming: my article was published by Asia Times on August 30. Commander Massoud was killed on September 9: I received a terse email from a Panjshir source, only stating, “the commander has been shot.” Two days later, 9/11 happened.



And yet, the day before, none other than Osama bin Laden, in person, was in a Pakistani hospital in Rawalpindi, receiving treatment, as CBS reported. Bin Laden was proclaimed the perpetrator already at 11am on 9/11 – with no investigation whatsoever. It should have been not exactly hard to locate him in Pakistan and “bring him to justice.”



In December 2001 I was in Tora Bora tracking bin Laden – under B-52 bombers and side by side with Pashtun mujahideen. Later, in 2011, I would revisit the day bin Laden vanished forever.



One year after 9/11, I was back in Afghanistan for an in-depth investigation of the killing of Massoud. By then it was possible to establish a Saudi connection: the letter of introduction for Massoud’s killers, who posed as journalists, was facilitated by commander Sayyaf, a Saudi asset.





Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in a video taken at a secret site in Afghanistan. This was aired by Al-Jazeera on Oct. 7, 2001, the day the US launched bombing of terrorist camps, airbases and air defense installations in its campaign against the Taliban for sheltering bin Laden. Photo: AFP



For three years my life revolved around the Global War on Terror; most of the time I lived literally on the road, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, the Persian Gulf and Brussels. At the start of ‘Shock and Awe’ on Iraq, in March 2003, Asia Times published my in-depth investigation of which neo-cons concocted the war on Iraq.



In 2004, roving across the US, I re-traced the Taliban’s trip to Texas, and how a top priority, since the Clinton years all the way to the neo-cons, was about what I had baptized as “Pipelineistan” – in this case how to build the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, bypassing Iran and Russia, and extending US control of Central and South Asia.



Later on, I delved into the hard questions the 9/11 Commission never asked, and how Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign was totally conditioned by and dependent on 9/11.



Michael Ruppert, a CIA whistleblower, who may – or may not – have committed suicide in 2014, was a top 9/11 analyst. We exchanged a lot of information, and always emphasized the same points: Afghanistan was all about (existent) heroin and (non-existent) pipelines.



In 2011, the late, great Bob Parry would debunk more Afghanistan lies. And in 2017, I would detail a top reason why the US will never leave Afghanistan: the heroin rat line.



Now, President Trump may have identified a possible Afghan deal – which the Taliban, who control two-thirds of the country, are bound to refuse, as it allows withdrawal of only 5,000 out of 13,000 US troops. Moreover, the US ‘Deep State’ is absolutely against any deal, as well as India and the rickety government in Kabul.



But Pakistan and China are in favor, especially because Beijing plans to incorporate Kabul into the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and have Afghanistan admitted as a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, thus attaching the Hindu Kush and the Khyber Pass to the ongoing Eurasia integration process.



Praying for a Pearl

Eighteen years after the game-changing fact, we all remain hostages of 9/11. US neocons, gathered at the Project for the New American Century, had been praying for a “Pearl Harbor” to reorient US foreign policy since 1997. Their prayers were answered beyond their wildest dreams.



Already in The Grand Chessboard, also published in 1997, former National Security Adviser and Trilateral Commission co-founder Zbigniew Brzezinski, nominally not a neocon, had pointed out that the American public “supported America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.”



So, Brzezinski added, America “may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.”



As an attack on the homeland, 9/11 generated the Global War on Terror, launched at 11pm on the same day, initially christened “The Long War” by the Pentagon, later sanitized as Overseas Contingency Operations by the Obama administration. This cost trillions of dollars, killed over half a million people and branched out into illegal wars against seven Muslim nations – all justified on “humanitarian grounds” and allegedly supported by the “international community.”



Year after year, 9/11 is essentially a You Have The Right to Accept Only The Official Version ritual ceremony, even as widespread evidence suggests the US government knew 9/11 would happen and did not stop it.



Three days after 9/11, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported that in June 2001, German intelligence warned the CIA that Middle East terrorists were “planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons to attack important symbols of American and Israeli culture.”



In August 2001, President Putin ordered Russian intel to tell the US government “in the strongest possible terms” of imminent attacks on airports and government buildings, MSNBC revealed in an interview with Putin that was broadcast on September 15 that year.



No US government agency has released any information on who used foreknowledge of 9/11 in the financial markets. The US Congress did not even raise the issue. In Germany, investigative financial journalist Lars Schall has been working for years on a massive study detailing to a great extent insider trading before 9/11.



While NORAD sleeps

Discrediting the official, immutable 9/11 narrative remains the ultimate taboo. Hundreds of architects and engineers engaged in meticulous technical debunking of all aspects of 9/11’s official story are summarily dismissed as “conspiracy theorists.”



In contrast, skepticism rooted in Greek and Latin tradition came up with arguably the best documentary on 9/11: Zero, an Italian production. Just as arguably the most stimulating book on 9/11 is also Italian: The Myth of September 11, by Roberto Quaglia, which offers a delicately nuanced narrative of 9/11 as a myth structured as a movie. The book became a huge hit in Eastern Europe.



Serious questions suggest quite plausible suspects to be investigated regarding 9/11, far more than 19 Arabs with box cutters. Ten years ago, in Asia Times, I asked 50 questions, some of them extremely detailed, about 9/11. After reader demand and suggestions, I added 20 more. None of these questions were convincingly addressed – not to mention answered – by the official narrative.



World public opinion is directed to believe that on the morning of 9/11 four airliners, presumably hijacked by 19 Arabs with box cutters, traveled undisturbed – for two hours – across the most controlled airspace on the planet, which is supervised by the most devastating military apparatus ever.



American Airlines Flight 11 deviated from its path at 8.13am and crashed into the first World Trade Center tower at 8.57am. Only at 8.46am did NORAD – the North American Aerospace Defense Command – order that two intercepting F-15s take off from Otis military base.





A hijacked commercial plane crashes into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York. Photo: AFP / Set McAllister



By a curious coincidence a Pentagon war game was in effect on the morning of 9/11 – so air-controllers’ radars may have registered only ‘ghost signals’ of nonexistent aircraft simulating an air attack. Well, it was much more complicated than that, as demonstrated by professional pilots.



‘Angel was next’

World public opinion is also directed to believe that a Boeing 757 – with a wingspan of 38 meters – managed to penetrate the Pentagon through a six-meter-wide hole and at the height of the first floor. A Boeing 757 with landing gear is 13 meters high. Airliners electronically refuse to crash – so it’s quite a feat to convince one to fly five to 10 meters above the ground, landing gear on, at a lightning speed of 800 kilometers an hour.



According to the official narrative, the Boeing 757 literally pulverized itself. Yet even after pulverization, it managed to perforate six walls of three rings of the Pentagon, leaving a two-meter wide hole in the last wall but only slightly damaging the second and third rings. The official narrative is that the hole was caused by the plane’s nose – still quite hard even after pulverization. Yet the rest of the plane – a mass of 100 tons traveling at 800 kilometers an hour – miraculously stopped at the first ring.



All that happened under the stewardship of one Hani Hanjour, who three weeks before had been judged by his flight instructors to be incapable of piloting a Cessna. Hanjour, nonetheless, managed to accomplish an ultra-fast spiral descent at 270 degrees, aligning at a maximum 10 meters above ground, minutely calibrating the trajectory, and keeping a cruise speed of roughly 800 kilometers an hour.





Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, left, and US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld brief reporters at the Pentagon on Oct. 8, 2001 following the US bombing raids on Afghanistan in response to 9/11 attacks. Photo: AFP / Luke Frazza



At 9.37am, Hanjour hit precisely the Pentagon’s budget analysts’ office, where everyone was busy working on the mysterious disappearance of no less than $2.3 trillion that Defense Secretary Donald “Known Unknowns” Rumsfeld, in a press conference the day before, said could not be tracked. So, it’s not only Boeings that get pulverized inside the Pentagon.



World public opinion is also directed to believe that Newtonian physics was suspended as a special bonus for WTC 1 and 2 on 9/11 (not to mention WTC 7, which was not even hit by any plane). The slower WTC tower took 10 seconds to fall 411 meters, starting from immobility. So it fell at 148 kilometers an hour. Considering the initial acceleration time, it was a free fall, not the least impeded by 47 massive, vertical steel beams that composed the tower’s structural heart.



World public opinion is also directed to believe that United Airlines Flight 93 – 150 tons of aircraft with 45 people, 200 seats, luggage, a wingspan of 38 meters – crashed in a field in Pennsylvania and also literally pulverized itself, totally disappearing inside a hole six meters by three meters wide and only two meters deep.




Suddenly, Air Force One was “the only plane in the sky.” Colonel Mark Tillman, who was on board, recalled:



“We get this report that there’s a call saying ‘Angel’ was next. No one really knows now where the comment came from – it got mistranslated or garbled amid the White House, the Situation Room, the radio operators. ‘Angel’ was our code name. The fact that they knew about ‘Angel,’ well, you had to be in the inner circle.”




This means that 19 Arabs with box cutters, and most of all their handlers, surely must have been “in the inner circle.” Inevitably, this was never fully investigated.



Already in 1997, Brzezinski had warned, “it is imperative that no Eurasian challenger emerges capable of dominating Eurasia and thus of also challenging America.”



In the end, much to the despair of US neocons, all the combined sound and fury of 9/11 and the Global War on Terror/Overseas Contingency Operations, in less than two decades, ended up metastasized into not only a challenger but a Russia-China strategic partnership. This is the real “enemy” – not al-Qaeda, a flimsy figment of the CIA’s imagination, rehabilitated and sanitized as “moderate rebels” in Syria.




Tyler Durden

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Thanks to Frank Clegg and Michigan Safe Technology for posting this short but information-packed video.

In February, telecom executives gave congressional testimony that they have no scientific evidence that 5G is safe.

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A couple of years ago during the Obama administration, an undercover media organization exposed Planned Parenthood for illegally harvesting baby body parts and then selling them at a profit.

As Natural News reported in July 2015:

A gut-wrenching new video (viewer discretion advised) reveals the sinister shadow industry and the evil intent that is hiding behind Planned Parenthood and their temple of abortion dogma. … Revealed for the first time, this shadow industry has a monetary incentive to encourage abortion so fetal body parts can be strategically removed, preserved, and sol
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The videos were made by undercover journalists on behalf of the Center for Medical Progress, though they didn’t lead anywhere. In fact, six months later, Planned Parenthood — in an ironic twist — actually filed suit against the organization for exposing its operations.


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