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Being a researcher myself, the amount Google has changed over the past 10 years is pretty crazy, and it’s not longer a useful neutral search engine as many sources of information have been completely blocked by their algorithms. Here at CE, we don’t use Google anymore for pretty well any of our searches. We are also in the process of moving away from any other Google products we use like Gmail. Currently, most of us use DuckDuckGo here at CE.
Christian Americans have been hounded for their refusal to cater same-sex weddings. For those who support such attacks, we might ask them whether they would seek prosecution of the owner of a Jewish delicatessen who refused to provide services for a neo-Nazi affair. Should a black catering company be forced to cater a Ku Klux Klan affair? Should the NAACP be forced to open its membership to racist skinheads? Should the Congressional Black Caucus be forced to open its membership to white members of Congress?
Sen. Chuck Schumer — who called on Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign and said President Trump should “answer” for his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein — accepted thousands of dollars in donations from the alleged pedophile throughout the 1990s, The Post has learned.
APA: We’d Like to Teach the World to Swing… (non-monogamy chaos)
…People who practice “consensual non-monogamy,” as they call it, are unduly “marginalized,” and it’s time, the APA argues, to promote “awareness and inclusivity” for people who practice “polyamory, open relationships, swinging, relationship anarchy and other types of ethical, non-monogamous relationships.” Well, the APA may call these open relationships “ethical,” but the American people sure don’t.
“We anticipate more than 700,000 migrants will successfully enter the country, increasing the unauthorized Hispanic population by nearly 10%,” said the influential Princeton Policy Advisors. — The Washington Examiner
Google admits listening to some smart speaker recordings — PA Tech
Google has admitted it gives workers access to some audio recordings from its Google Home smart speakers. The technology giant said it uses language experts around the world to study a small number of audio “snippets” from users.
Most Veterans Say Iraq, Afghanistan Wars Weren’t Worth It: Pew Report — Military.com
A Pew Research Center report published Wednesday states that 64% — or almost two-thirds — of veterans polled in a new survey said the Iraq war “was not worth fighting,” and 58% said the same about the war in Afghanistan.
Alex Acosta Reportedly Claimed Jeffrey Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence’ — Liberty Blitzkrieg
He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,”
The Jeffrey Epstein Rabbit Hole Goes a Lot Deeper Than You Think — Liberty Blitzkrieg
2) The man who hired Epstein when he was 20 years old to be a math teacher at NYC elite private school Dalton was Donald Barr, the father of William Barr, the current Attorney General of the United States.
Bill Clinton Lying About Epstein Relationship: Report — ZeroHedge
…Sarnoff, who heads up the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking and the author of “Trafficking,” told Fox News Monday evening: “I know from the pilot logs and these are pilot logs that you know were written by different pilots and at different times that Clinton went, he was a guest of Epstein’s 27 times,” adding “many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him and many times he did not.” “I’m saying, sadly, that he is not telling the truth,” added Sarnoff. “First of all, Gerald Lefcourt, who was one of Epstein’s attorneys back during the original arrest and the original investigation, wrote a letter which has been made public … In that letter, Gerald Lefcourt claims that Epstein was one of the original funders of Clinton Global Initiative. He gave President Clinton four million dollars
Big Tech has delivered much of the technology Orwell envisioned. As but one of many examples – Orwell’s telescreens: “(D)evices that operate as televisions, security cameras, and microphones….(T)elescreens are used by the ruling Party in the totalitarian fictional State of Oceania to keep its subjects under constant surveillance, thus eliminating the chance of secret conspiracies against Oceania.” We’re already all the way there – via Big Tech.
Study: Psychiatric Diagnoses Are ‘Scientifically Meaningless’ In Treating Mental Health (illness from trauma & events, not mental diagnosable illnesses) — Study Finds
No two people are exactly alike. Therefore, attempting to classify each unique individual’s mental health issues into neat categories just doesn’t work. That’s the claim coming out of the United Kingdom that is sure to ruffle some psychologists’ feathers.
Inflammation caused by Grief – StudyFinds.org
We see stories covered by local news outlets time and time again featuring elderly couples who spent nearly their entire lives together, only to pass away hours or days apart. Now a new study may explain why. Researchers from Rice University say that people who struggle to overcome grief caused by loss of a loved one are at greater risk of suffering from potentially deadly levels of inflammation.
Record 60 million Hispanics in US, 52% of population growth — The Washington Examiner
The U.S. Hispanic population surged another 1.2 million last year and now is a record 59.9 million, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. The percentage of Hispanics as part of the overall U.S. population also jumped to 18%. A Pew Research Center analysis of the new data also found that between 2008 and 2018, “Latinos accounted for about half (52%) of all U.S. population growth over this period.”
Noncompliance Kneecaps New Zealand’s Gun Control Scheme — Reason Magazine
As of last week, only around 700 weapons had been turned over.
Jeffrey Epstein, a Billionaire Friend of Presidents Trump & Clinton, Arrested for Sex Trafficking — Democracy Now
… You then asked me about the charges today. I think what’s so interesting about the charges today is that they’re the result—the indictments that are going to be unsealed are the result not only of the FBI’s work, but of the Public Corruption Unit, which does suggest—and obviously I’m speculating here—that bribery may have been involved. And why that’s so important is, for me, who tried to expose this man for what he is back in two thousand and—I was actually reporting it late 2002, the piece ran in 2003—is he has, ever since then, got away. He’s been untouchable. His money has somehow bought him the ability to evade justice. And so I’m fascinated by the fact that the Public Corruption Unit has been involved in this investigation, as well as the FBI.
Trump’s Citizenship Question Isn’t Controversial. Obama Deleting It Should’ve Been — Human Events
Barack Obama was the first U.S. President to not include a question on nationality in the decennial census.
Doctor Fined $100,000 for ‘Anti-Vax’ Social Media Posts — InfoWars
A Canadian medical committee has ordered a chiropractor to pay $100,000 for sharing “anti-vaccine” views on social media. The ruling, publicized Thursday, orders Dr. Dena Churchill of Halifax to pay the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors for “professional misconduct” after she shared “her personal views that vaccinations could be harmful.”
Death Threats to Movie Theater Owners Screening Pro-Life Film ‘Unplanned’ — Breitbart
Police have been called in to investigate allegations of death threats made to cinema theater owners in Canada who had scheduled to screen the pro-life movie Unplanned. B.J. McKelvie, president of Cinedicon, the Canadian distributor of the film that tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood manager-turned pro-life activist, confirmed two Canadian independent cinema owners reported threats that caused them to be “fearful for their families,” said LifeSiteNews.
U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin America — Reuters
Marilyne Tatang, 23, crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon, fleeing political violence after police torched her house, she said. She plans to soon take a bus north for four days and then cross a tenth border, into the United States. She is not alone – a record number of fellow Africans are flying to South America and then traversing thousands of miles of highway and a treacherous tropical rainforest to reach the United States. Tatang, who is eight months pregnant, took a raft across a river into Mexico on June 8, a day after Mexico struck a deal with U.S. President Donald Trump to do more to control the biggest flows of migrants heading north to the U.S. border in more than a decade.
Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings — AP
Active shooter training for educators is becoming more common nationwide, and Utah is one of several states that generally allow permit holders to carry guns in public schools. Other states, including Florida and Texas, have programs that allow certain teachers to be armed if they are approved under a set of stipulations. Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith said the popularity of concealed carry permits in Utah makes such trainings even more important. About half the teachers brought their own handguns to the shooting range.
Math Teacher Loses Job After Defending Western Civilization — The College Fix
A math teacher says she has lost her job at a private school in Southern California for speaking out in defense of Western Civilization – even though she made her comments outside the classroom.
Germany: A Shocking Degree Of Self-Censorship — ZeroHedge
There appears to be a significant gap between what Germans say in public and what they think…. Fifty-seven percent of Germans say that it is getting on their nerves that they are “increasingly being told what to say and how to behave”. “It makes a big difference… whether citizens feel that they are increasingly being watched and evaluated… Many citizens miss being respected in the sense that they want their concerns and positions to be taken seriously, [and] that important developments are openly discussed…” — From a survey on self-censorship in Germany, conducted by Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach.
George Washington and the Hand of God — The New American
…George Washington should be much better known to Americans today than just the fanciful, apocryphal stories about him chopping down a cherry tree and throwing a silver dollar across the Potomac River. His portrait no longer hangs in American schoolrooms; schoolchildren no longer celebrate his birthday with classroom ceremonies. They don’t learn of him as a role model for the conduct of their lives. Yet his character and courage demonstrate human goodness and greatness at their finest.
Nothing Is More Expensive Than a Free Government Service — American Institute for Economic Research
I’m listening to politicians hock their wares these days. The same ideas keep reappearing. Put them in charge and health care will be free. College education will be free. All life essentials will be free. Jobs will fall like manna from heaven. There will be a guaranteed income. Retirement will be secure. You get the impression of government as some magic fairy who bestows goods and services on people without the annoying part of having to forgo income to get them. It’s a world without prices, without demands, without cost, a bounty that comes to one and all merely because powerful people legislated it to be so. The power of a piece of paper backed by law!
How the Fed Wrecks the Economy Over and Over Again — Schiff Gold
You simply cannot grasp the economic big-picture without understanding how Federal Reserve monetary policy drives the boom-bust cycle. The effects of all other government policies work within the Fed’s monetary framework. Money-printing and interest rate manipulations fuel booms and the inevitable attempt to return to “normalcy” precipitates busts. In simplest terms, easy money blows up bubbles. Bubbles pop and set off a crisis. Rinse. Wash. Repeat.
Austrian Herbicide Ban Adds to Problems for Roundup Owner Bayer — WSJ
Austrian lawmakers Tuesday banned the key chemical in Roundup—a first in Europe and a fresh blow to Bayer AG, which has lost several lawsuits in the U.S. alleging that the potent herbicide causes cancer.
Trump’s DMZ Summit Shows How Little Kim Has Conceded on Nukes — Bloomberg
…The next round of talks “will go nowhere if North Korea comes back with the same position,” said Chun Yung-Woo, South Korea’s former chief nuclear negotiator with North Korea. North Korea has continued to “relentlessly” build its nuclear arsenal, he said. “As a whole, it was more of showbiz and optics rather than serious diplomacy,” Chun said of the surprise DMZ summit. “I will judge the outcome on the basis of how the meeting translates into North Korea’s freeze of fissile material production and reduction in nuclear capabilities.”
It’s No Bitcoin: Facebook’s Libra Currency Is Tied to Government Currencies — The Mises Institute
… and here is the rub, the Libra is not a naturally limited good, as Bitcoin is, but can be multiplied to infinity. It is not stabilized by reference to a basket of commodities as Hayek recommended. Rather, it will be defined by a changeable basket of fiat currencies! That’s right. Facebook and Libra’s cooperating founding organizations (including PayPal, Visa, Uber …) hope to provide a stable cryptocurrency by tying it to a group of government currencies
NSA Caught Illegally Collecting Americans’ Phone Data…Again — SHTF Plan
According to RT, the government spy agency unlawfully gathered a “larger than expected” volume of call and text records from one United States telecom provider under the metadata-collection program known as Section 215. According to a document obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as part of its ongoing lawsuit against the agency, the heavily redacted file does not reveal which company was affected, or how many of its “call detail records” were illegally collected between October 3 and 12, 2018.
Christians In Africa: “You Have Three Days To Go Or You Will Be Killed!” — Gatestone Institute
Some say it began in Algeria in the 1990s, when 19 monks, bishops, nuns and other Catholics were killed during the civil war. Since then, in Nigeria, Christian faithful have been massacred in their churches; in Kenya, Christians have been killed in universities; in Libya, Christians have been beheaded on beaches; in Yemen, nuns have been assassinated and in Egypt, massive anti-Christian violence is prompting an exodus. It is the new African archipelago of persecution. Distressingly, these Christians have been finding themselves in the blind spot of the West: they are “too Christian” to get the Left’s attention, but too far away for the Right. Africa’s Christians are orphans. They have no “allies”, John O’Sullivan writes.
Orwell’s 1984 No Longer Reads Like Fiction: It’s The Reality Of Our Times — rt.com
70 years ago, the British writer George Orwell captured the essence of technology in its ability to shape our destinies in his seminal work, 1984. The tragedy of our times is that we have failed to heed his warning.
If “caging kids” was okay for Obama, what makes it inhumane for Trump? Now that the first round of Democratic debates are out of the way, it’s time to hammer down on the left’s constant caterwauling about the president’s immigration policies and caging of kids. The relentless barrage of insults aimed at Donald Trump for his cruelty and inhumane actions towards illegal aliens, families, and children is reminiscent of rabid wolves looking for their next victim. They are so far out of their minds with Trump Derangement Syndrome they can’t see the truth: These heinous tactics and polices were instituted before the Trump administration.
Twitter Wants To Make Sure We NEVER Have Another President Like Trump — Michael Snyder/End of the American Dream
…They started by deleting, shadowbanning and greatly suppressing the accounts of prominent conservatives. Personally, my own account has been shadowbanned for a very long time. I have over 16,000 followers, but if you check out my account you will notice that I barely get any retweets at all these days. However, a few years ago there was a ton of interaction with my tweets. An expert looked into it and found that just like so many other prominent conservatives, I had been shadowbanned. But all of the censorship that we have seen so far is apparently not enough for the control freaks at Twitter, and so now they are going after President Trump himself.
SABOTAGE: DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan Accused of Leaking Info on ICE Raids, Putting His Own Agents — The Gateway Pundit
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was accused of putting his own agents in danger by leaking details about the massive Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation to the media in order to sabotage it.
Supreme Court Overturns Precedent In Property Rights Case — A Sign Of Things To Come? — NPR
e 5-4 decision overturned decades of precedent that barred property owners from going to federal court until their claims had been denied in state court. Federal courts are often viewed as friendlier than state courts for such property claims. The decision, with all five of the court’s conservatives in the majority, may have particular effects in cities and coastal areas that have strict regulations for development.
MSM Silent After Google Election Meddling Bombshell; Video Scrubbed From YouTube — ZeroHedge
As noted by Infowars’ Jamie White, “CNN, WaPo, CNBC, HuffPost, The New York Times, Vox, Vice, Newsweek, Politico, and even The Daily Beast haven’t written a single piece on the devastating evidence.” Meanwhile, YouTube parent Google has scrubbed the video from its video sharing platform (also ignored by the MSM).
Google Just Scrubbed Natural Health Websites From Its Search Results; Whistleblower Explains How and Why — Activist Post
Earlier this month, in one devastating algorithmic stroke, Google removed many of the top natural health and health freedom websites from their organic search results — some losing as much as 90% of their traffic. In fact, the term “organic” should no longer be used to describe Google’s referral traffic, as a jaw-dropping undercover investigation by Project Veritas reveals: Google surreptitiously manipulates its search results and auto-suggestions to conform to a very specific set of sociopolitical and economic agendas intended to manipulate elections and promote private interests.
Google Buries Mercola in Their Latest Search Engine Update — Dr. Joseph Mercola/Lew Rockwell.com
… This year, we’ve seen an unprecedented push to implement censorship across all online platforms, making it increasingly difficult to obtain and share crucial information about health topics. If you’ve been having difficulty finding articles from my website in your Google searchers of late, you’re not alone. Google traffic to Mercola.com has plummeted by about 99% over the past few weeks. The reason? Google’s June 2019 broad core update, which took effect June 3,1 removed most Mercola.com pages from its search results
Supreme Court rules against Trump over census citizenship question — The Hill
…Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the court’s liberal wing in delivering the court’s opinion. Roberts wrote “that the decision to reinstate a citizenship question cannot be adequately explained in terms of [the Department of Justice’s] request for improved citizenship data to better enforce the VRA.”
“Just watched 2 groups of Africans from Congo and Angola cross illegally into Mexico from Guatemala across the Suchiate River on tube rafts,” The Epoch Times’ Charlotte Cuthbertson posted along with a video on Twitter. “8 men, 4 women, 6 kids.” The video captured a typical morning along the river, with smugglers using push poles and inner tubes fastened together with rope and plywood to escort groups of migrants across. The makeshift ferry service continues to run “all day long between the two countries,” Cuthbertson reports, with goods like coffee and black market Corona crossing back into Guatemala.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 120 others at Statehouse blast vaccinations — Columbus Dispatch
About 120 activists, many of them wearing red, listened in the atrium as a panel of speakers described the ways they believe regulators and pharmaceutical companies are hiding the truth about damage caused by vaccines. The anti-vaccine event’s headliner was Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the founder of Children’s Health Defense who has become the celebrity face of the national anti-vaccine movement. “We have the most aggressive vaccine schedule in the world, and we have the sickest children in the developed world,” Kennedy said at the event, chastising pharmaceutical companies, regulators and lawmakers. Rep. Ron Hood, R-Ashville, is sponsoring a bill that would prevent employers from taking adverse action against workers who refuse to be vaccinated for medical reasons or “reasons of conscience,” including religious beliefs.
Now some British lawmakers and activists want to transition Islam into a race. “It’s a backdoor approach toward enforcing Islamic blasphemy laws,” writes one commentator — using the “Islamophobia” label as cover. As the Gatestone Institute’s Soeren Kern reports: Days after the British government rejected its preferred official definition of Islamophobia, the Muslim Council of Britain, the biggest Islamic organization in Britain, called for the ruling Conservative Party to be officially investigated for Islamophobia.
Truth About Bilderberg – Behind The Deep State — The New American
In this episode of Behind the Deep State, Alex Newman exposes the Bilderberg group, a semi-secret society of powerful globalists and useful idiots who meet annually to advance their agenda.
Clint Eastwood to Film New Movie in Georgia Despite Hollywood Boycott Over ‘Heartbeat Bill’ — CNS News
Despite the boycott of filming in Georgia launched by Hollywood liberals angry over the state’s new pro-life “Heartbeat” law, legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood will be making his latest movie, “The Battle of Richard Jewell,” in Atlanta this summer, reported NBC Charlotte and other media. “Clint Eastwood will perform new film in Georgia despite abortion bill boycott,” tweeted NBC Charlotte on June 25. The movie is about Richard Jewell, a police officer and security guard who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga., and saved countless lives. Jewell was initially hailed as a hero and then was viewed as a suspect.
Reparations for Slavery — Walter Williams/The New American
…Let’s pretend for a moment that the reparations issue makes a modicum of sense. There’s the question of responsibility. More explicitly, should we compensate a black person of today by punishing a white person of today, by taking his money, for what a white person of yesteryear did to a black person of yesteryear? If we believe in individual accountability, we should find that doing so is unjust. In other words, are the tens millions of Europeans, Asian and Latin Americans who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and 20th centuries responsible for slavery, and should they be forced to cough up reparations? What about descendants of Northern whites who fought and died in the name of freeing slaves? Should they pay reparations to black Americans? What about non-slave-owning Southern whites — who were a majority of Southern whites — should their descendants be made to pay reparations?
Austrian Economics Is No Longer The Unheard Music — The Mises Institute
…Largely shut out of university economics departments after the Keynesian revolution of the 30s and 40s, brilliant Austrians like Mises and Hayek had to find audiences and funding where they could. Organizations like the Volker Fund and businessmen like Leonard Read made it possible for Mises and Rothbard to survive financially while producing books we cannot imagine not having today. Benefactors like Henry Hazlitt brought Austrian ideas to the public in the pages of The New York Times and Newsweek. Popular authors like Ayn Rand provided an intellectual defense of capitalism and publicly praised Mises’s Human Action. DIY Austrians worked their way into the edges of academia, started and published their own journals, and did end runs around the gatekeepers to reach wider audiences. And slowly, over time, they succeeded.
‘Family March’ in Haifa is set to counter gay pride parade — Jerusalem Post
According to the organizers of the event, the march is an initiative by both religious and secular citizens who wish to stress the importance of the traditional family values. “We received massive support from everyone,” said one of the event organizers. “Religious, secular, new olim and old citizens alike all supported us. A citizen who made aliyah from Russia translated the pamphlet to Russian and distributed it among his friends, the support was tremendous.” Meanwhile, Facebook closed the page calling for people to join the march. “We are being fought on all possible fronts,” commented Attorney Na’ama Sela, one of the event organizers.
Military’s mission doesn’t include enforcement, so smugglers cross Rio Grande right in front of them — Conservative Review
Does the United States military exist only to defend the borders of foreign countries in the Middle East or is it allowed to defend the borders of the U.S. against terrorist cartels, espionage, infiltrations, and smuggling? It might sound like an uncanny question given that our military was likely created exclusively to defend our own borders, but, according to one Homeland Security official I spoke to, the White House is still convinced that our own military cannot be used for what one would think of as the quintessential purpose of its existence.
Denmark becomes third Nordic country to form leftist government this year — Reuters
* Danish Social Democrats to form one-party minority government * Mette Frederiksen to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister * Has promised to boost welfare spending after years of austerity Financing remains unclear, says economist
California’s New Sex-ed Regime Is Worse Than You Can Imagine — The New American
Over one in four California children ages 12 through 17 now identifies as “gender non-conforming,” according to a recent study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In other words, more than a fourth of the state’s boys do not accept the fact that they are male, and similar numbers of girls refuse to accept being female. But if policymakers in the Golden State get their way, this is only the beginning of another revolution that will make the “Sexual Revolution” seem tame by comparison. And they are getting their way — and then some. In early May, the state’s Board of Education approved a new “Health Education Framework” for kindergarten through 12th grade that should shock even the most liberal and “progressive” parents. From teaching children that there are infinite genders, to how-to manuals on sexual perversions so dangerous and obscene they cannot be described here, there seem to be no moral boundaries or taboos that are not being deliberately broken.
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent “Trump situation” in 2020 on Hidden Cam — Project Veritas
…Jen Gennai is the head of “Responsible Innovation” for Google, a sector that monitors and evaluates the responsible implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. In the video, Gennai says Google has been working diligently to “prevent” the results of the 2016 election from repeating in 2020: “We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.” “We’re also training our algorithms, like, if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?”
BLACKLIST: MSM Ignores Project Veritas Bombshell Google Exposé — InfoWars
The liberal corporate media has totally ignored the explosive Google exposé by Project Veritas revealing systemic efforts by the tech company to prevent President Trump from getting reelected in 2020. CNN, WaPo, CNBC, HuffPost, The New York Times, Vox, Vice, Newsweek, Politico, and even The Daily Beast haven’t written a single piece on the devastating evidence presented by a Google whistleblower and undercover footage of a Google executive discussing how to algorithmically manipulate the 2020 presidential election.
Tampering Past The Tipping Point — Real Climate Science
Yet another round of spectacular data tampering by NASA and NOAA. cooling the past and warming the present.Going back further, in 1990, the IPCC showed that earth was much warmer 800 years ago, when CO2 was 280 PPM during the Medieval Warm Period.
Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt — AP
Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party’s liberal base .
Beto Pushes “War Tax” For Non-Military Households — ZeroHedge
In order to improve healthcare for veterans (an undoubtedly needed policy change), the 2020-hopeful is proposing a “war tax” on American households without military service members or veterans. As The Texas Tribune reports, the war tax would be a progressive tax on adjusted gross income. The tax would range from $25 for those making less than $30,000 per year to $1,000 for those earning over $200,000 every year
Deepfake Technology Can Put Words In Anyone’s Mouth – Even Yours — ZeroHedge
A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text – copying, pasting, or adding and deleting words. A team of researchers from Stanford University, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Princeton University and Adobe Research created such an algorithm for editing talking-head videos – videos showing speakers from the shoulders up. (source) The possible consequences of this technology are horrifying to ponder, but Melissa Dykes of Truthstream Media did just that in this chilling video.
Scary Fast: The Global Hypersonic Arms Race That Will Change Warfare Forever — ZeroHedge
Hypersonic missiles – which travel at more than 15 times the speed of sound – are touching off a new global arms race that threatens to change the nature of warfare.
Jordan: DHS Data Shows High Numbers Of Criminal Illegal Migrants In Caravans — ZeroHedge
The Department of Homeland Security released data to the House Oversight and Reform Committee revealing a significant number of illegal migrants attempting to enter the United States have criminal histories, to include aggravated assault and three individuals convicted of murder.
Amazon Patents Creepy Drone Technology To Spy On Your Home — ZeroHedge
A network of delivery drones would film Amazon customers’ homes from the skies while on their way to delivering packages. Artificial intelligence will observe the property for anything unusual during the flyover, such as broken windows, doors left open, and unauthorized people on the property. Customers can request security flyovers hourly, daily, or weekly, the patent said.
Pelosi’s Double-standard on Need for Congressional Authorization for War — The New American
…But what has been Pelosi’s record on military actions conducted by Democratic presidents? In what could be viewed as a hypocritical stance, Pelosi supported President Barack Obama’s use of military force in Libya back in 2011. At the time she was the House Minority Leader, and said that while she is “very protective of congressional prerogative” regarding military action, she believed that Obama did not need congressional authorization to take action against Libya, and furthermore, he did not need it to continue military action in Libya.
Don’t Trust the Polls, Say Numerous Experienced Political Observers — The New American
A number of prominent political commentators, not all from the Right, are ignoring recent polls showing President Donald Trump losing — if the election were held today — to any number of socialist Democrats currently vying for their party’s nomination. Some of them hail from outside the United States, giving them both a perspective not available from the national mainstream media and protection from that same media for going off-script in their predictions that Trump will win reelection, perhaps decisively, in 2020.
Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch. — Silicon Valley
Over a recent week of web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the web. This was made possible by the web’s biggest snoop of all: Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software.
(note: Joel Skousen in his 7/12/19 World Affairs Brief says he uses the Avast secure browser.)
Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive — CBS Local
…When Powers inched closer to her home, Black reacted because two of her grandchildren were inside watching after calling 911. “He wouldn’t get down, so I shot in the air, and he realized I meant business, so he got down on his knees,” Black said. It wasn’t long after when deputies arrived.
Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland — AP
The justices said preserving a long-standing religious monument is very different from allowing the building of a new one. And the court concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial’s presence on a grassy highway median doesn’t violate the Constitution’s prohibition on the government favoring one religion over others. Seven of the court’s nine justices sided with the cross’ backers, a lineup that crossed ideological lines.
US Steel Plants Are Going Idle, But The Fed Perpetuates The Myth That Everything Is Just Fine — ZeroHedge
Even though there is a tremendous amount of evidence to the contrary, the Federal Reserve continues to insist that the U.S. economy is in good shape.
Government meeting opens with ‘Hail Satan’ prayer — The Washington Times
A Satanic Temple member who won the right to open a regional Alaska government meeting declared “Hail Satan” during her first invocation, prompting about a dozen officials and attendees to walk out.
Powerlifting Organization Defends Ban on Biological Males Competing Against Women — The New American
…Female athletes are becoming increasingly upset over the decisions by many athletic organizations to allow biological males, who have or are in the process of transitioning to female, to compete in female events. Whether it’s Cooper’s attempt to dominate female powerlifting or Connecticut high-school girls being unfairly paired against biologically male athletes in track, the PC culture has gotten out of hand when it accepts this type of unfairness. And women are the ultimate victims of this nonsense.
With virtual money, Facebook bets on disrupting the world, again — Phys.org
…”I do worry about other govts viewing #Libra as a giant data honeypot for govt surveillance & tax reporting purposes. Will you encrypt customer spending history so you can’t see it or report it to govts? You didn’t answer that.”
Biden: “First thing I would do as President is Eliminate the President’s Tax Cut.” — Americans for Tax Reform
Biden’s promise to repeal the tax cuts is a promise to raise taxes. If the tax cuts were repealed: A family of four earning the median income of $73,000 would see a $2,000 tax increase. A single parent (with one child) making $41,000 would see a $1,300 tax increase. Millions of low and middle-income households would be stuck paying the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
California vaccine bill amended to allow more exemptions, win Gavin Newsom’s support — Sacramento Bee
… The bill would still require doctors to file a standardized form to obtain a medical exemption, and the law would hold doctors liable to perjury if the information is not “true, accurate and complete.” But the California Department of Public Health would no longer be required to create and maintain a separate database that tracks which doctors issue exemptions and for what reasons. Instead, the bill uses the existing California Immunization Registry to track the exemptions and school vaccination rates data.
World’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century — Pew Research
…Africa is the only world region projected to have strong population growth for the rest of this century. Between 2020 and 2100, Africa’s population is expected to increase from 1.3 billion to 4.3 billion. Projections show these gains will come mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, which is expected to more than triple in population by 2100. The regions that include the United States and Canada (Northern America) and Australia and New Zealand (Oceania) are projected to grow throughout the rest of the century, too, but at slower rates than Africa. (This analysis uses regional classifications from the UN and may differ from other Pew Research Center reports.)
City of Secrets: Estimated 10,000 people in DC are spies — Washington’s Top
… The archetypal international spy in Washington for many years has been undercover diplomats and foreign intelligence agency assets. There are more than 175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries and diplomatic missions in D.C. Tens of thousands of international students reside in the region. And untold numbers of business people with links to foreign intelligence services flow in and out every day.
China Killing Prisoners To Harvest Organs For Transplant, Tribunal Finds — Forbes
The China Tribunal concluded that “forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale, [and] the tribunal has had no evidence that the significant infrastructure associated with China’s transplantation industry has been dismantled and absent a satisfactory explanation as to the source of readily available organs concludes that forced organ harvesting continues till today.” Central to the tribunal’s findings were estimates of the actual number of transplants taking place—far higher than official statistics, implausibly short waiting times and first-hand testimony from former detainees. Some of the organ extractions were said to have been conducted on live victims who were killed during their procedures.
Remembering Tiananmen Square and Communist Rule in China — John F. McManus/The New American
… Some commentators believe that the peaceful youth-led protests in the spring of 1989 might actually have led to mass defections of police and military personnel and a change in China’s government. Whether the idealistic youngsters posed a real threat to Communist rule is hard to know. But their courage and determination ended during the notorious June 3-4, 1989 crackdown known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Army tanks followed by highly trained troops using machine guns stormed into the youthful crowds killing hundreds and maybe thousands. An immediate clampdown on reports about the carnage ensued. Even 30 years later, few details about what occurred and how many unarmed youngsters died have come to light.
China’s President Xi Jinping to Make First State Visit to North Korea — WSJ
…The two-day visit, which begins Thursday, would be the first by a Chinese leader to its neighbor and communist ally in 14 years. Announced by Beijing on Monday, the trip falls just ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Japan next week which Mr. Xi and President Trump will attend, providing a chance for them to discuss tensions that are centered on trade but have spilled over to encompass technology and a wider rivalry between the two countries. By scheduling a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before a potential sit-down with Mr. Trump, the Chinese leader appears to be highlighting China’s influence with North Korea and the vital role Beijing could play in pressuring Pyongyang to eliminate its nuclear programs, regional security experts said.
You Will be Absorbed: British Thought Police Ban Ads With “Gender Stereotypes” — The New American
…Providing further detail, the AFP writes, “‘Harmful gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to inequality in society, with costs for all of us,’ ASA chief executive Guy Parker said in a statement.” Nonsense. “Inequality,” per se, doesn’t cost society, a good thing since there’s no such thing as equality in society. What does have consequences is a lack of quality, as I’ve explained before. And as elusive equality is emphasized, quality is de-emphasized. Imparting more wisdom, Parker also stated, “Put simply, we found that some portrayals in ads can, over time, play a part in limiting people’s potential,” the AFP also relates.
Bernie Plagiarizes Stalin With ‘Economic Bill Of Rights’ — Breitbart
…. A Bill of Rights that establishes once and for all that every American, regardless of his or her income in entitled to: The right to a decent job that pays a living wage The right to quality health care The right to a complete education The right to affordable housing The right to a clean environment The right to a secure retirement These six “rights,” which define Sanders’ platform, are indistinguishable from the rights identified in the 1936 Soviet Constitution, which is also known as the Stalin Constitution.
New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates — AP
New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted Thursday to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to cite religious beliefs to forego getting their child the vaccines required for school enrollment.
Hong Kongers alarmed by Google translation gaffe — AFP
Eagle-eyed Google users discovered that when people entered the phrase “I am sad to see Hong Kong become part of China” the suggested translation in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese converted the word “sad” to “happy”. “Oh my god, I can’t believe my eyes,” one Facebook user commented under one of the many screen grabs of the false translation that went viral on Friday.
Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed — Breitbart
… Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.” Facebook may also categorize you as a hate agent if you self-identify with or advocate for a “Designated Hateful Ideology,” if you associate with a “Designated Hate Entity” (one of the examples cited by Facebook as a “hate entity” includes Islam critic Tommy Robinson), or if you have “tattoos of hate symbols or hate slogans.” (The document cites no examples of these, but the media and “anti-racism” advocacy groups increasingly label innocuous items as “hate symbols,” including a cartoon frog and the “OK” hand sign.)
Russia and China’s Alliance of Convenience — Geopolitical Futures
China and Russia conducted a six-day military exercise last week. The exercise simulated attacks on both countries from ballistic and cruise missiles. The Chinese Ministry of Defense declined to identify which country was the simulated aggressor in the exercise, but it’s not hard to figure out that it was the United States. A few days into the exercise, the Trump administration published its National Security Strategy. The document is 68 pages long, but one line in particular from the second page has been quoted endlessly in the media: “China and Russia challenge American power, influence, and interests.” These two developments raise the same question: Is a Sino-Russian alliance emerging?
NSA Gave Israel Access to All US Citizens’ Communications Data, Leaked Documents Show — Russia Insider
Frustrated by a legal ban on sharing intelligence with Israeli operatives conducting targeted assassinations against Hezbollah, the NSA crafted a loophole giving them total access even to US citizens’ data, leaked documents show. The Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU), the NSA’s counterpart in Tel Aviv, convinced the Americans to circumvent the legal prohibition on providing surveillance data for targeted assassinations during Israel’s 2006 war with Lebanon, according to the newest revelation from the archives obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
I’m a Martin Luther King scholar — and I’ll never be able to see King in the same light (FBI releases memos of King) — Business Insider
In an 8,000-word article published in the British periodical Standpoint Magazine on May 30, Garrow details the contents of FBI memos he discovered after spending weeks sifting through more than 54,000 documents located on the National Archive’s website. Initially sealed by court order until 2027, the documents ended up being made available in recent months through the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. The most damaging memos describe King witnessing a rape in a hotel room. Instead of stopping it, handwritten notes in the file say he encouraged the attacker to continue. King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. After his death, it eventually emerged that he was a womanizer.
Citizens Give New Zealand’s Gun Ban The Finger – Only 530 of 300,000 People Turned Guns In — The Freedom Outpost
In March, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the “first tranche” in a number of moves to restrict the rights of New Zealand citizens to protect themselves with firearms. This move was in direct response to the horrific murders that unfolded on March 15. Coincidentally, this is the exact move the terrorist who carried out these attacks had hoped for and predicted. The good news is, however, that most citizens are refusing to turn in their guns.
Twitter Suspends Project Veritas Over Revelation of Pinterest Documents Revealing Bias — The New American
Project Veritas, the investigative journalist organization famous for documenting the nefarious doings of Planned Parenthood, ACORN, and others, has become the latest victim of big tech’s new censorship agenda. James O’Keefe, the head of Project Veritas, announced the organization’s suspension from Twitter in a tweet on his personal account.
Cartoon Network Promotes LGBT ‘Pride’ to Children — The New American
…Also in May, The New American reported that the popular PBS children’s animated series Arthur had introduced the homosexual agenda into its storyline by featuring the same-sex “marriage” of longtime character Mr. Ratburn, a rat, to his aardvark “partner” Patrick. On the air for over 20 years, the daily PBS cartoon show targets four- to eight-year-old children, often dealing with sensitive issues such as cancer, diabetes, dyslexia — and now the homosexual lifestyle.
U.S. Cities Overwhelmed With Numbers of Illegal Migrants Arriving From Ebola-Stricken Countries — InfoWars
Some U.S. cities are becoming overwhelmed with the number of illegal African migrants arriving from Ebola-stricken countries, with Portland, Maine, complaining that they are beyond capacity. Large groups of migrants are arriving from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been hit by one of the biggest ebola outbreaks in history, with 2,000 recorded cases in the last 10 months.
Tech Insider Blows Whistle on How Pinterest Listed Top Pro-Life Site as Porn, “Bible Verses” Censore — Project Veritas
Pinterest Blacklisted Pro-Life Group LiveAction.org, Classified as “Pornography,” Cannot Link to Site Leaked “Sensitive Terms List” Includes “bible verses” and “christian easter” Ben Shapiro Commentary Censored in “zero tolerance moment,” Slack Messages Reveal Planned Parenthood Undercover Videos Marked as “harmful” Conspiracy Veritas Calls On More Silicon Valley Insiders to Come Forward
Illinois establishes abortion as ‘fundamental right’ — France 24
…The law repeals criminal penalties on abortion providers, codifying what had already been de facto law through court rulings. The measure also requires private health insurance companies in the state to cover abortion procedures.
Cheerios, Nature Valley cereals contain Roundup ingredient, study finds — CBS News
21 oat-based cereal and snack products such as Cheerios tested positive for traces of glyphosate. The chemical is the active ingredient in Roundup, which has been at the center of several trials alleging the weedkiller causes cancer. All but four of the products tested had glyphosate levels higher than what an environmental group considers safe for children.
American Medical Association: Let minors override parents’ vaccination refusal — Chicago Tribune
Members of the American Medical Association voted this week to support state policies that would allow minors to override their parents’ objections to vaccinations. Moving forward, the AMA will encourage state lawmakers to institute comprehensive vaccine and minor consent policies, according to a news release. The policy recommendation came Monday during the group’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Obama Admin Purged 12 Years Of ICE Speeches On Immigration Crisis Hours Before Trump Inauguration — ZeroHedge
… The Caller notes that speeches from former acting ICE Director Thomas Homan were “prominently included in the deletion list,” including a February 2016 speech in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which Homan discussed that “Unaccompanied Minor Crisis,” which the Obama administration was grappling to manage at the southern border. Another example cited by the Caller was a transcript from May 2016 in which Homan explained why sanctuary cities (and counties, and states) put “the public at risk,” according to the report.
Christophobia: Colorado Baker Sued for THIRD Time for Acting Christian — The New American
They just can’t stop bullying the baker. First the Colorado Civil Rights Commission took legal action against Jack Phillips in 2012 for refusing to create a faux (same sex) “wedding” cake. After losing in the Supreme Court last summer, the state sued Phillips (shown) for declining to bake a cake celebrating a man’s transition from superficially normal to masquerading as female (what some call “transgender”). Now that Colorado has been compelled to drop that action, the masquerading man, an attorney going by the name Autumn Scardina, has filed his own suit against the baker. For sure, persecution is a full-time job. Of course, it’s no accident that Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, was targeted. It’s part of what I’ve called a “pacification process,” where the Left is following its culture-war victories with an effort to stamp out remaining dissent.
Vatican Takes Stand Against Notion of Gender Spectrum in Newly Released Statement — The New American
It does not take a degree in biology to understand that there exist just two sexes/genders, but that has not stopped the social-justice warriors from their tirade against the irrefutable science that gender fluidity is a symptom of a mental health crisis. Now the Vatican has weighed in on the subject with a statement that slams gender theory and the notion of gender spectrum.
Federal Spending Tops $3 Trillion Through May for First Time; Deficit Hits $738 Billion — CNS News
For the first time in the history of the United States, the federal government has spent more than $3 trillion in the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
Inside the Council on Foreign Relations — Behind the Deep State — The New American
Alex Newman breaks down the organization consisting of the world’s elites, politicians, as well as corporations who influence foreign and domestic policy in the United States. Newman exposes the origins and agenda of the Council, citing defectors as well as speeches given by members.
Nuclear stalemate one year after Trump-Kim summit: analysts — AFP
…The process remains deadlocked and analysts say the two sides have sobered up since. “Immediately after the Singapore summit, we had a tidal wave of completely unrealistic, almost comical expectations,” said Andrei Lankov, a professor at Kookmin University in Seoul. “Then it became clear what has been obvious — the North Koreans are not going to surrender nuclear weapons,” Lankov told AFP.
Climate Hysterics Use Tragic Weather to Push Agenda: “We Owe Al Gore an Apology” (instead, we see a chain of failed prophecies from Gore regarding climate) — The New American
… Through the years, Gore has warned us of several environmental catastrophes that simply didn’t come to pass. To my knowledge, he has never apologized for being categorically wrong on his many predictions. In 2006, Gore claimed that we had only 10 years to save the planet. That deadline has come and gone, and we’re still here. In October of 2018, the UNIPCC issued a new deadline. Now we have 11-and-a-half years left to save the planet. Gore claimed that the Arctic would be ice-free by the year 2014. He was not only wrong but spectacularly wrong. Gore predicted that the flow of the Gulf Stream would slow down and lead to climate catastrophe. Gore was wrong again. In fact, data from NASA shows that the Gulf Stream may actually be speeding up. Gore owes the world a double apology for this prediction. Not only was he wrong, but this prediction was part of the plot for the ridiculous Hollywood film The Day After Tomorrow.
Globalist Elites Approve of China’s Censorship — The New American
Senior editor Williams F. Jasper joins Top Headline to discuss current state of China 30 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Jasper comments on how citizens of China are being kept in the dark by their own government regarding the truth of the day where they slain thousands of their own citizens. Jasper also adds how many of the elites of the world have gotten very cozy with China and have even begun to adopt their practices.
Men in Women’s Sports? Poll Shows People Don’t Buy the Trans Hype — The New American
… Of course, it’s a tribute to propaganda’s power and moderns’ general dislocation from reality that 28 percent of Americans suppose that biology is negotiable, and that a plurality of Democrats support the policy in question illustrates the intellectual and moral rot now typifying their party. Nonetheless, as perusing Internet comments sections will also inform, the MUSS agenda does not enjoy the widespread support the media, academia, entertainment, and big business could lead one to believe. But that doesn’t stop the Democrats from pushing bizarre legislation such as “the Orwellian-labeled ‘Equality Act’ [which] just passed the House of Representatives with eight GOP votes and would compel people to accept the claims of transgenders in bathrooms, sports, and employment,” writes American Thinker.
Sweeping plans from 2020 contenders come with trillion-dollar price tags — The Hill
…Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Global Climate Mobilization” plan, hailed by environmental activists as the gold standard, would cost the U.S. government $3 trillion over the next decade. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (Mass.) proposal to eliminate tuition at public colleges and erase existing student debt carries a $1.25 trillion price tag. And Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” bill, co-sponsored by four other 2020 Democrats, would require $32 trillion in government spending, according to one study.
A Dangerous Time To Be Christian — The New American
… Not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of persecution, according to the authors of a study by Aid to the Church in Need. “There is a war being waged against the world’s Christians and unfortunately American Christians have been lulled or shamed into silence while secular and progressive voices in media and our own government have sought to keep us in the dark about the brutal, worldwide war being waged against Christianity in a growing and record number of countries,” Dede Laugesen, executive director of Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) coalition, said at the recent National Religious Broadcasters “Proclaim 19” convention in Anaheim, California.
Orwell’s classic ‘1984’ turns 70 amid enduring interest — AFP
eventy years after its publication, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel “1984” continues to fascinate readers, in particular youngsters growing up in a social media-dominated age of increasing angst. “Some students are very shocked by it, and remain shocked by it,” said Michael Callanan, an English teacher and director of the Orwell Youth Prize, which supports political expression amongst young people. “It is part of the paradox of a book being 70-years-old,” he added. “I think they were taken aback by how fresh and how true to our lives today it strangely is.”
FLASHBACK: Clinton Foundation Investigators Say HUBER Lost Their Evidence — Had to Send It 3 Times — The Gateway Pundit
… Meadows told the audience at the beginning of the hearing that the Department of Justice was unwilling to make John Huber available for the hearing. Huber was assigned months ago by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate several controversies linked to Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
Attorney General Barr Discloses US Attorney Huber NEVER EVEN STARTED His Investigation — The Gateway Pundit
Today on CBS Attorney General William Barr disclosed that the Huber investigation is over. Huber was assigned to look at FISA applications and the electronic surveillance during the 2016 election and actions by Hillary Clinton. Huber did not even start his investigation.
Obama’s Spying on Trump is Looking Worse Than Anything Nixon Could Have Dreamed Up — Big League Politics
Former President Barack Hussein Obama’s illegal surveillance scandal of President Donald Trump is set to put Watergate to shame, as Obama allegedly used spying powers that put Nixon’s Watergate fiasco to shame.
IRS Created “Special Project Team” of “Hundreds of Lawyers” to Hide Information from Congress — ACLJ
New testimony reveals that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used “hundreds of attorneys” to hide critical information from Congress’s investigation of the IRS targeting of conservatives. According to new congressional bombshell testimony today, the IRS set up a previously unknown “special project team” comprised of “hundreds of attorneys,” including the IRS Chief Counsel (one of only two politically appointed positions at the IRS). The “special project” this team was given? Concealing information from Congress.
Did a Vaccine Experiment on U.S. Soldiers Cause the “Spanish Flu”? — Vaccine Impact
The reason modern technology has not been able to pinpoint the killer influenza strain from this pandemic is because influenza was not the killer. More soldiers died during WWI from disease than from bullets. The pandemic was not flu. An estimated 95% (or higher) of the deaths were caused by bacterial pneumonia, not influenza/a virus. The pandemic was not Spanish. The first cases of bacterial pneumonia in 1918 trace back to a military base in Fort Riley, Kansas. From January 21 – June 4, 1918, an experimental bacterial meningitis vaccine cultured in horses by the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York was injected into soldiers at Fort Riley. During the remainder of 1918 as those soldiers – often living and traveling under poor sanitary conditions – were sent to Europe to fight, they spread bacteria at every stop between Kansas and the frontline trenches in France. One study describes soldiers “with active infections (who) were aerosolizing the bacteria that colonized their noses and throats, while others—often, in the same “breathing spaces”—were profoundly susceptible to invasion of and rapid spread through their lungs by their own or others’ colonizing bacteria.” (1)
Data: Average of 124K Anchor Babies Born in U.S. This Year So Far — Breitbart
…In the first five months of 2019, about 124,000 children of illegal aliens were born on U.S. soil, thus solidifying their permanent American citizenship due to the nation’s birthright citizenship policy. The total derives from a Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) analysis of Census Bureau data, which reveals that, on average, about 300,000 anchor babies are born in the country every year, with nearly 25,000 anchor babies born every month.
The federal agency tasked with overseeing security at transportation hubs has been violating its own policy by allowing migrants who have been released from federal custody onto flights despite not having required documents, according to several Department of Homeland Security officials. For the past six months, the Transportation Security Administration has allowed migrants released from the custody of other Homeland Security agencies to board flights to other parts of the country despite the passengers lacking any of the 15 documents it states are the only acceptable forms of identification.
Massive migrant mob WALKS AROUND border wall — The American Mirror
There’s a big beautiful border wall in Arizona, and the illegal immigrants who walk right around it are gladly turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents to begin their new life in the land of opportunity.
Calls for a ‘Straight Pride Parade’ cause stir — BBC
A lively discussion has kicked off on Twitter over the merits of straight people having their own Pride events. A plan by a group in Boston, US, to hold a ‘”straight pride” march in August has sparked more than 45,000 tweets in the last 24 hours. The group – Super Happy Fun America – has applied to the city government to hold their march, and approval is currently pending [or being ignored]
Putin and Xi hail ‘unprecedented’ ties as US relations sour — CNBC
Russia and China appear to be intent on strengthening their alliance. Chinese President Xi Jinping starts a three-day state visit to Russia on Wednesday. Xi will speak at Russia’s economic forum in St. Petersburg.
DIA: China Doubling Nuclear Warhead Arsenal — Washington Free Beacon
China is rapidly expanding its nuclear forces with new missiles, submarines, and bombers and will double its warhead stockpile in the coming decade, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said this week. DIA director Army Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley also said in a speech Wednesday that Russia is building large numbers of tactical nuclear weapons in addition to new strategic weapons, including an earth-penetrating nuclear warhead similar to a weapon canceled by the United States years ago under pressure from anti-nuclear activists in Congress.
‘First large group’ from AFRICA wades across Rio Grande into US — The American Mirror
A group of illegals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo waded across the Rio Grande River and into the United States, video from Customs and Border Protection shows. The video shows male and female adults walking through the water and into Texas, several with children on their shoulders.
90% Of ‘Catch-And-Release’ Illegals Fail To Show Up For Immigration Hearings — ZeroHedge
Approximately 90% of illegal aliens detained and then released into the United States while they await their asylum hearings fail to show up to their court dates, according to a recent pilot program conducted b Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Dem 2020 Candidate Booed for Denouncing Socialism — The New American
While addressing the California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco on Saturday night, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper said something eminently sensible: “If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer.” The audience interrupted his remarks with sustained boos that lasted for 30 seconds.
L.A. Plagued by Effects of Progressive Social Policies and Providing for Illegal Aliens — The New American
…. Commenting on Steve Lopez’s reports of mountainous trash heaps overrun by rats in downtown Los Angeles, Bruce wrote, “This is the idiotic disaster brought to you by unrestrained liberal leadership as it creates problems, then births a bureaucracy that will never deal with it.” Bruce cited a statement made to Fox News by Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction medicine specialist, who predicted that a deadly epidemic could emerge in Los Angeles during the summer months. And yet, noted Bruce, “most 2020 Democratic candidates for president want you to believe that President Trump is the problem, and the Democratic policies creating the dystopian nightmare in California should be exported throughout the nation. Yeah, no.”
Amazon’s Plan to Move In to Your Next Apartment Before You Do — WSJ
The tech giant has figured out a way to get millions of its smart speakers into homes without consumers lifting a finger, as property managers bring in Alexa to manage tenants
Nancy Pelosi worth an estimated $122M, has $223K government salary — Intellihub
How does a duly elected public official who makes $223K a year become worth $122 million in the same lifetime?
New Video Reveals Shots Fired In Las Vegas Shooting After Steven Paddock Was Dead — Intellihub
…In the video titled Las Vegas Shooting: If Paddock is Dead, Who is Firing These Machine Guns..?? the publisher points out how 9 different officer-worn body cameras from the night of the 1 October shooting reveal what sounds like a small caliber submachine gun, possibly an MP5, firing 5 consecutive back-to-back three round bursts. One after another. As the video points out, Paddock’s Mandalay Bay hotel suite door was breached more than thirty minutes prior to the audible submachine gunfire which went out over the radio at 11:59 p.m. which means Paddock’s lifeless body had already been lying on the floor for over a half of an hour at that point.
“We’re Being Played”: Tucker Carlson Features Leaked Syria Chemical Attack Memo — ZeroHedge
0 SHARES Twitter Facebook Reddit Email Print On Thursday night Fox’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” featured rare prime time coverage of the bombshell leaked OPCW report which refuted key events surrounding the April 2018 alleged chemical gas attack in Douma, Syria — which resulted in massive US and allied airstrikes on Damascus, nearly leading to a major war at the time. And now new allegations are looming which could once again lead to US airstrikes on Syria. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is the international chemical weapons watchdog group which has worked in tandem with the UN to investigation claimed Sarin and chlorine gas attack sites in Syria. The smoking gun document, Tucker said in opening remarks, vindicates his and others’ past skepticism. He said:
Time Magazine Columnist’s Trump Quote Went Viral — Then He Admitted He Made It Up — The Daily Caller
Time Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer on Sunday tweeted a quote from President Donald Trump about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that quickly went viral — but it wasn’t real. “President Trump in Tokyo: ‘Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.’” Bremmer wrote on Twitter. While Trump did praise the North Korean dictator’s insult of former Vice President Joe Biden, the president never said what Bremmer quoted him saying — because Bremmer made it up.
Indiana salmon hatchery to raise nation’s first genetically modified animal cleared for human consum — Chicago Tribune
On a winding road on the outskirts of a small Rust Belt town in eastern Indiana, a fish hatchery is poised to raise the country’s first genetically engineered animal approved for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company, altered the genetic makeup of the Atlantic salmon to include a gene from chinook salmon and DNA sequence from an eel-like species known as an ocean pout. The result is a salmon that grows to market size about twice as fast as its natural counterpart.
Two Reasons Why Socialism Repeatedly Fails — Jorge Besada/The Mises Institute
Socialism will always encounter two big problems when regimes attempt to implement it: 1) the impossibility of economic calculation without true market prices, and 2) the lack of an incentive to produce only what consumers actually want.
Your smartphone is not listening to you, but your ‘free’ apps are definitely spying on you — NBC Local
… If you have a smartphone, it’s hard to hide. There is a privacy feature that lets you turn off certain apps that are tracking your location. But that doesn’t keep them from seeing other information. “You get apps, and they’re free, and there has to be a cost because the app developer has to make money,” Special Agent Steven Foster with the GBI Cyber Unit said. The cost? Your privacy.
Joe Biden is the front-runner by every measure — except big crowds — Politico
He’s dominating in the polls, his fundraising is going gangbusters and he’s showing broad support from key political players in the early presidential states. So where are the big energetic crowds, the lines around the block to get into Joe Biden’s events?
General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned – Seven Countries In Five Years — John Wesley Clark
… So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.” And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”
Watch:Robert F. Kennedy Shares Bombshell Information About The Gardasil Vaccine — Lew Rockwell.com
This must-watch video details the many problems with the development and safety of Merck’s third-highest grossing product, Gardasil. Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., CHD’s Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel, ask that you watch and share this video so that you, and others, may make an informed decision of whether or not to give your child, boy or girl, a Gardasil vaccine. It can also be a useful tool for pediatricians who are trying to understand how this vaccine, that is actually causing health problems with young people, could have been approved by FDA and then recommended by CDC. The video is full of jaw-dropping facts about Gardasil and the clinical trials leading up to its release upon an unsuspecting public.
— Washington Examiner
…. Snowden reacted on Twitter. “The Department of Justice just declared war—€ not on Wikileaks, but on journalism itself. This is no longer about Julian Assange: This case will decide the future of media.” he said.
Facebook Thought Purge Continues as Candace Owens is Suspended — The New American
… Owens’ crime? A post from May 4, where she listed several poverty statistics and wrote, “Black America must wake up to the great liberal hoax. White supremacy is not a threat. Liberal supremacy is.” Owens was notified that her Facebook account was suspended for seven days because she had violated the website’s “community standards.”
Facebook maintains a list of “hate agents” for monitoring and potential termination, according to a source inside the company. Among the names reportedly on the “hate agent” list? Star pundit and black conservative activist Candace Owens.
More Names on FACEBOOK ‘Hate Agents’ List Revealed, Including Brigitte Gabriel — Breitbart
… More names and details about the list have since been leaked to Breitbart. Copies of the list obtained by concerned Facebook employees appear to have been updated in April, before the recent round of high-profile bans. The list, an excel spreadsheet, features mostly right-wing figures and some left-wingers, along with examples of “signals” that suggest the individuals might be “hate agents.”
Rescuing Our Children: Alex Newman’s Speaking Tour Roars From Coast to Coast (why to stop using public schools) — The New American
… Newman warns parents that if they hope to protect their children against intellectual dumbing down as well as the rampant cultural-moral-spiritual subversion, then sending them to public schools is no longer an option. “Right now,” he says, “the government schools are systematically indoctrinating and dumbing down children, turning them against their parents, against their families, against their churches, against our country, against the founding fathers of our country, against our Constitution and our freedoms, and our Republic will not survive too far into the future if we allow this to continue.” Newman, who is one of this country’s premier investigative reporters, has been especially involved in exposing the United Nations and its global indoctrination arm UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Thanks in large part to his exposés in The New American of former UNESCO boss Irina Bokova, a corrupt official of the mass-murdering Bulgarian Communist Party, Bokova was prevented from being promoted to UN secretary-general. His exposure of UNESCO’s corruption and subversion also helped set the dial for the Trump administration’s decision to end U.S. membership in, and financial support for, UNESCO.
Undercover video reveals brutal treatment of Falun Gong prisoners inside Chinese labor camps — Fox 5 NY
A California family is taking their fight to the Chinese government after they say their loved one was tortured and killed inside of a Chinese labor camp nearly 20 years ago, simply for supporting the spiritual meditation practice known as Falun Gong. Now, never before seen undercover video given to FOX 11 is revealing what life is like for political prisoners inside of those Chinese labor camps. In 1999, the Chinese government ordered the eradication Falun Gong, calling it a “heretical” organization that threatened social stability. The communist government began arresting and imprisoning hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners, and shipped them to labor camps where they were to be “re-educated”.
Study Identifies Hundreds Of Coordinated ‘Anti-Trump’ Instagram Trolls — ZeroHedge
…. Well, a new study has been released this week by an independent research agency called Ghost Data, which claims to have ferreted out a net of interconnected profiles numbering roughly 350 that spout a circular ring of anti-Trump memes and vitriol, and appear to be acting with some degree of coordination. Of thousands of politically active Instagram accounts examined by the researchers, posting patterns and other indicators suggest that these accounts are mostly ‘bots’ – perhaps employed by forces allied with Beijing – programmed to smear the president.
Ron Paul Warns Violence Against Women Act Violates Constitution — Ron Paul/ZeroHedge
A common trick of big-government loving politicians is to give legislation names so appealing that it seems no reasonable person could oppose it. The truth is, the more unobjectionable the title, the more objectionable the content. Two well-known examples are the “PATRIOT Act” and the “Access to Affordable and Quality Care Act.” Another great example is the Violence Against Women Act. Passed in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act provides federal grants to, and imposes federal mandates on, state and local governments with the goal of increasing arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of those who commit domestic violence. Like most federal laws, the Violence Against Women Act is unconstitutional. The Constitution limits federal jurisdiction to three crimes: counterfeiting, treason, and piracy. All other crimes — including domestic violence — are strictly state and local matters.
Delaware County Church Vandalized With Abortion Rights Graffiti — CBS Local
As the abortion battle rages on across the United States, a church in Delaware County was targeted by vandals who tagged it with abortion rights graffiti and more Sunday. Heading into church for Sunday mass, parishioners at Notre Dame de Lourdes parish in Swarthmore were met with black spray paint that said, “You do not have the right to decide how others lives. #ProChoice”
Chinese-made drones are stealing data — CNN
Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, where it can be accessed by the government there, the US Department of Homeland Security warned in an alert issued Monday obtained by CNN. The drones are a “potential risk to an organization’s information,” the alert from DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency states. The products “contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself.” The report does not name any specific manufacturers, but nearly 80% of the drones used in the US and Canada come from DJI, which is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, according to one industry analysis. US local law enforcement organizations and infrastructure operators have grown to rely on drones in recent years.
5G Danger: Hundreds Of Respected Scientists Sound The Alarm About Health Effects As 5G Networks Go U — End of the American Dream
…. 5G waves are “ultra high frequency” and “ultra high intensity”, but they are also easily absorbed by objects such as buildings and trees. So although cell towers will be much, much smaller, but they will also have to be much, much closer together than before. According to CBS News, it is estimated that the big cell phone companies will be putting up at least 300,000 of these small towers, and it has been projected that it will cost hundreds of billions of dollars to fully set up the 5G network nationwide.
Some US Cities Are Moving Into Real-Time Facial Surveillance — Wired.com
The report says agencies in Chicago and Detroit have bought real-time facial recognition systems. Chicago claims it has not used its system; Detroit says it is not using its system currently. But no federal or state law would prevent use of the technology. According to contracts obtained by the Georgetown researchers, the two cities purchased software from a South Carolina company, DataWorks Plus, that equips police with the ability to identify faces from surveillance footage in real time. A description on the company’s website says the technology, called FaceWatch Plus, “provides continuous screening and monitoring of live video streams.” DataWorks confirmed the existence of the systems, but did not elaborate further
DNA tests reveal 30% of suspected fraudulent migrant families were unrelated — Washington Examiner
In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving at the southern border with children who weren’t theirs revealed the adults were not related to the children, an official involved in the system’s temporary rollout who asked to be anonymous in order to speak freely told the Washington Examiner Friday. “There’s been some concern about, ‘Are they stepfathers or adopted fathers?'” the official said. “Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members.” In some incidents where Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the adults they would have to take a cheek swab to verify a relationship with a minor, several admitted the child was not related and did not take the DNA test, which was designed by a U.S. company.
Homeland Security Releases 9K Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 8 Days; 1.1K Released Every Day — Breitbart
President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released about 9,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States over the last eight days, federal data confirms. Catch and release totals obtained by Breitbart News confirm that between May 6 through May 13, roughly 9,000 border crossers and illegal aliens were released into a variety of American communities by DHS. This indicates that at least 1,100 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the country every day in the past week.
Putin hails new Russian laser weapons — AP
…Peresvet is a high-energy laser, whose specific data and purpose have remained secret. It’s believed to be capable of blinding enemy electro-optical devices and downing drones. Putin told officials that some other new laser weapons under development “until just recently only figured in science fiction.” He added that such weapons “will determine the combat potential of the Russian army and navy for decades ahead.”
UK Cops Fine Pedestrian $115 For Avoiding Facial Recognition Camera — ZeroHedge
A UK pedestrian was arrested and fined £90 ($115 US) after attempting to cover his face while passing a controversial facial recognition camera van on a East London street. The notorious London police vans scan the faces of passers-by and compare them to a database of wanted criminals.
Americans Clueless About Border Invasion, Illegals Dumped Into the Heartland — The New American
One reason the illegal-alien invasion and colonization of the American southwest continues with no end in sight for either the besieged Border Patrol or the American taxpayers is that most Americans are unaware of the invasion’s magnitude or threat to their health and safety.
Legal battle heats up as more states test strict abortion bans — Roll Call
Advocates are preparing for a legal battle after Alabama passed the strictest abortion bill in the country late Tuesday, part of a growing national push by abortion opponents to test whether the courts will curb constitutional protections for the procedure. [No, the procedure is not protected by the constitution.] Alabama’s move, which would essentially ban abortion in most cases, could open the door to restrictions in other states — even though they will all likely be challenged in court. Other states are already pursuing and defending laws to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. [Watch for the supposedly conservative majority in the courts to overturn these laws.]
Hundreds Protest Pennsylvania Lawmaker’s Attempts to Intimidate Pro-Lifers — The New American
…By the end of his video, Sims had hurled the words “Shame,” “Shameful,” or “Shame on you!” at the woman at least 18 times; He said what she was doing was “Disgusting,” or “Grotesque” more than a half dozen times; He accused her of being “racist,” and repeatedly attacked Christianity. “Push back against Planned Parenthood protestors, PLEASE!” Sims wrote on the page where he posted the video. “They prey on young women, they use white privilege, & shame. They’re racist, classist, bigots who NEED & DESERVE our righteous opposition. Push back, please!” [This from an openly ‘gay’ representative who supposedly denigrates “hate,” yet actively engages in heckling and incitement that they say they are fighting from racists and hatred.]
Big Tech Tyranny: Facebook Is at It Again, Trying to Sway an Election — The New American
… This said, not just GoogTwitFace’s profits but also its passions dictate leftist action. For example, not wanting a repeat of the 2016 election — in which a “populist,” Donald Trump, unexpectedly won — GoogTwitFace actively suppressed conservative entities prior to the 2018 midterms. The New American’s experience reflects the result: Along with that of thousands of other conservative websites, our traffic dropped precipitously shortly before the midterms, partially as a result of Facebook manipulation. Interestingly, GoogTwitFace relented post-election and TNA’s traffic recovered. Yet this damningly tells the tale. After all, if suppressing a bad actor (i.e., us, supposedly) and not election manipulation really was the goal, why the post-election reprieve? How did TNA go from valid to “dangerous and fake” to valid again over the course of months when it never changed its editorial policies?
China: Social Credit System Has ‘Restored Morality’ by Blacklisting over 13 Million People — Breitbart
China’s state-run newspaper Global Times revealed in a column defending the nation’s authoritarian “social credit system” Monday that the communist regime had blacklisted 13.49 million Chinese citizens for being “untrustworthy.” The article did not specify what these individuals did to find themselves on the list, though the regime has revealed the system assigns a numerical score to every Chinese citizen based on how much the Communist Party approves of his or her behavior. Anything from jaywalking and walking a dog without a leash to criticizing the government on the internet to more serious, violent, and corrupt crimes can hurt a person’s score. The consequences of a low credit score vary, but most commonly appear to be travel restrictions at the moment.
Survey: Only 2-in-15 Americans Aware of Soaring Illegal Immigration to U.S. — Breitbart
Less than two-in-15 American voters are aware of the soaring levels of illegal immigration across the United States-Mexico border, a new survey finds. The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that when Americans are asked how many illegal aliens are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, only about 13 percent answer correctly. Meanwhile, about 76 percent of Americans believe illegal immigration levels are vastly lower than they actually are.
Iran official warns US against dragging Iran into an unnecessary war.
‘untrustworthy’ people banned; no reason specifically given; keeps track of score on each person based on minor infractions like not leesh use during dog walk, or critisizing government etc
Big Tech Tyranny: Facebook Is at It Again, Trying to Sway an Election – The New American
Hundreds Protest Pennsylvania Lawmaker’s Attempts to Intimidate Pro-Lifers – The New American
Americans Clueless About Border Invasion, Illegals Dumped Into the Heartland – The New American
WILLIAMS: Higher Education In America: First, our universities “are vastly too expensive, often costing twice as much per student compared with institutions in other industrialized democracies.” Second, though there are some important exceptions, students “on average are learning relatively little, spend little time in academic preparation and in some disciplines are indoctrinated by highly subjective ideology.” Third, “there is a mismatch between student occupational expectations after graduation and labor market realities.” – The Daily Wire
GOVERNMENT EXPERIMENT BRAINWASHES CHILDREN TO MANIPULATE CONSERVATIVE PARENTS
They’re not your children anymore. They’re a “treatment group.” & ‘Child Soldiers’, Children turned against parents, endoctrinating climate change – Frontpage Mag
– Ease of doing business by location, income, etc. data – DoingBusiness.org by the World Bank
–NSA has contracted with 3 major Israeli spy firms to do the actual surveillance of telephone calls and emails in the USA. – Vigilante Intelligence (Video)
–Teaching pedophilia as a lifestyle choice in California schools – Freedom Project
– Mexican soldiers detain American soldiers on U.S. soil – Conservative Review
– DHS plan for face scanning at airports on departing passengers over next 4 years – The Hill
– Russia Reveals New Sub Carrying Nuclear-Tipped Drone– The Washington Free Beacon
-Collection of 100 of the most damaging Wikileaks concerning Hillary Clinton’s scandals, past and present, including quotations and summaries. – The Millennium Report
-The recently former Notre Dame Chief Architect debunks the idea that an electrical short caused the fire. He said the entire electrical system was changed and brought up to code several years ago. Besides, he said, “Ancient oak doesn’t burn like that,” hinting that an accelerant and a lot of it must have been used. -NewsWars.com (summary from worldaffairsbrief.com)
-Yale Law School Discriminates Against Christians (no more stipends for those in traditional Christian groups espousing traditional sexual ethics) – The Christian Post
NZ and Austrailia already blocking articles giving alternate views of terror attacks, etc.
Pretenses of neutrality dropped.
Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023 – Defense One
Over 1,000 Scientists Openly Dissent From Evolution Theory – The New American
Doctoral scientists against Darwinian Evolution. Ignored by main stream media. dissentfromdarwin.org
Due to radiation from the cell tower.
“One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network, just a few hours in a sea of television programming. It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity. Since the day we went on the air, they’ve been working hard to kill this show.”
Failure to Vaccinate or Vaccine Failure: What Is Driving Disease Outbreaks? – Collective Evolution
The Facts: Multiple disease outbreaks have been attributed to a lack of vaccination, but vaccination rates have not dropped, and there is a history of disease outbreaks in heavily vaccinated populations. Reflect On: Are we seeing a failing vaccine? Is the vaccine spreading certain diseases by injecting people with a virus, who then shed their virus?
U.S. government created a secret database of activists, journalists, and social media influencers
A leak of around 364 million online records in a Chinese database, including private messages and ID numbers, has again highlighted the size and scope of Beijing’s mass surveillance system. The files show a wealth of information linked to online accounts, including GPS locations, file transfers, and chat logs, according to the database discovered by Victor Gevers, a security researcher at Dutch non-profit GDI Foundation.
The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of $621 billion. The gap with China on goods widened to an all-time record of $419.2 billion.
In response to public pressure and increasing scrutiny over the pay of its warehouse workers, Amazon enacted a $15 minimum wage for all its employees on 1 November, including workers at grocery chain Whole Foods, which it purchased in 2017.
All Whole Foods employees paid less than $15 an hour saw their wages increase to at least that, while all other team members received a $1 an hour wage increase and team leaders received a $2 an hour increase.
But since the wage increase, Whole Food employees have told the Guardian that they have experienced widespread cuts that have reduced schedule shifts across many stores, often negating wage gains for employees.
“My hours went from 30 to 20 a week,” said one Whole Foods employee in Illinois.
Green New Deal Reveals the Naked Truth of Agenda 21 – The New American
“…Of course, such harsh terms had to be hidden from the American people if the plan was to be successfully imposed. They called it a “suggestion” for “voluntary” action — just in case a nation or community wanted to do something positive for mankind! However, while using such innocent-sounding language, the Agenda 21 shock troops lost no time pushing it into government policy. In 1992, just after its introduction at the Earth Summit, Nancy Pelosi introduced a resolution of support for the plan into Congress. It’s interesting to note that she boldly called it a “comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of human society.” In 1993, new President, Bill Clinton ordered the establishment of the President’s Council for Sustainable Development, with the express purpose of enforcing the Agenda 21 blueprint into nearly every agency of the federal government to assure it became the law of the land. Then the American Planning Association issued a newsletter in 1994, supporting Agenda 21’s ideas as a “comprehensive blueprint” for local planning. So much for a voluntary idea!”
heightens the threat of a new arms race
“Anyone who isn’t a socialist at 20 has no heart, but anyone who isn’t a conservative by 40 has no brain: That old epigram is certainly playing out in today’s Democratic Party …Millennials — ignorant of socialism’s appalling economic and human-rights history — increasingly embrace socialism and its naively unrealistic prescriptions for ending all human want. Yet so are a growing number of veteran Democratic pols who should know better, but are clearly terrified by the growing star power of the likes of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And never mind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s warning that “this is not a bumper-sticker war.” ”
Congress Advances Gun Registry Via “Universal Background Checks” – The New American
Under the guise of mandating “universal background checks,” Congress is working on a gun-control plot that would ban all private sales of firearms and essentially create a national gun registry. Among other concerns, gun-rights advocates warned that the scheme would enable future confiscation of firearms by government while making countless law-abiding citizens into criminals.
senior Pentagon official report
PayPal Censoring Groups With Help from Leftist, Anti-Christian SPLC – Christian Broadcasting
The CEO of PayPal has revealed the multi-billion dollar service partners with the leftist organization Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to decide who should be blacklisted from their company. Using “company corporate values” as their defense, PayPal has taken intentional steps to deny access to conservatives.
The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database – NextGov
Your favorite cereal, instant oatmeal or granola bar might also contain the main ingredient for weed killer.
U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners – The New American
For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement in drug trafficking.
Last Friday, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and the chairman of the committee on migration, Bishop Joe Vásquez, unsurprisingly rebuked President Donald Trump for declaring a national emergency in order to build a wall on America’s southern border.
China’s social credit system shows its teeth, banning millions from taking flights, trains – South China Morning Post
Millions of Chinese individuals and businesses have been labelled as untrustworthy on an official blacklist banning them from any number of activities, including accessing financial markets or travelling by air or train, as the use of the government’s social credit system accelerates. The annual blacklist is part of a broader effort to boost “trustworthiness” in Chinese society and is an extension of China’s social credit system, which is expected to give each of its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score. The social credit system assigns both positive and negative scores for individual or corporate behaviour in an attempt to pressure citizens into behaving.
(makes it harder to have small private places as landlords, makes the expensive rent problem worse)
…Clinton’s handprint was everywhere on the 2009-2010 project, the tip of a diplomatic spear to reboot U.S.-Russian relations after years of hostility prompted by Vladimir Putin’s military action against the former Soviet republic and now U.S. ally Georgia. A donor to the Clinton Foundation, Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, led the Russian side of the effort, and several American donors to the Clinton charity got involved. Clinton’s State Department facilitated U.S. companies working with the Russian project, and she personally invited Medvedev to visit Silicon Valley. The collaboration occurred at the exact same time Bill Clinton made his now infamous trip to Russia to pick up a jaw-dropping $500,000 check for a single speech.
Feminist Writer Sues Twitter for Banning Over “Misgendering” – The New American
…Twitter also forced her remove a tweet that asked, “How are transwomen not men? What is the difference between a man and a transwoman?” Murphy asked in a responding tweet whether she is “allowed to say that men aren’t women or ask questions about the notion of transgenderism?” And, she rightly tweeted, “that a multi billion dollar company is censoring BASIC FACTS and silencing people who ask questions about this dogma is INSANE.”
Panera Bread has shuttered the last of its ideologically driven “pay what you want” restaurants. The socialist-tinged ventures were called “Panera Cares” and the higher-ups have finally figured out that “caring” is not synonymous with “viable business model.” On February 15, the final Panera Cares, located in Boston, will close.
After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee.
Alex Jones breaks down the unholy alliance forged between Big Tech’s Google and Apple with Communist China, Saudi Arabia, and Russia to censor populations on a planetary scale never before witnessed.
…Whether Doctors Without Borders’ scary statistic is accurate or not, is one thing. Trump, however, was being called out for asserting that “one in every three” illegal immigrants has been abused attempting to cross the border rather than “33.333 percent of women” — probably a rounding error in the poll. It is almost surely the case that every past president and every politician has used “one-third” or “one-half” rather than a specific fraction, and walked away without being fact-checked.
A bombshell new report outlines an expected Chinese military game-changer that could catapult its navy to rival global US power on the high seas. In a push to compete with US naval power, China plans to build four nuclear-powered aircraft carriers expected to be operational by 2035. With China’s current single carrier group commissioned in 2012 and another domestic-built carrier on the way (undergoing sea tests), this would bring Chinese naval strength up to six carrier battle groups.
shocking claim from a cybersecurity expert was made public after slides from her presentation in Russia were photographed and shared on social media. One of Natalya Kaspersky’s slides said: “Bitcoin is a project of American intelligence agencies, which was designed to provide quick funding for US, British and Canadian intelligence activities in different countries. “The technology is ‘privatised,’ just like the Internet, GPS and TOR. In fact, it is dollar 2.0. Its rate is controlled by the owners of exchanges.”
A private company has set off a revolution in space by launching hundreds of small satellites, enough to photograph the entire landmass of the Earth every day
UN and N.Y. Times Target Anti-Vaxxers, Push to End Exemptions – The New American
…The media seized on the WHO’s attack to launch phase two of the campaign. In an editorial headlined “How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers,” the radical New York Times editorial board cited WHO’s jihad on vaccine hesitancy as justification for its own effort to instigate official persecution of concerned parents. Among other strategies, the Times celebrated the elimination of religious, philosophical, and all other exemptions to mandatory vaccine statutes in the state of California, thereby forcing all parents to vaccinate their children in order to attend school. “Other states ought to follow this lead, and the federal government should consider tightening restrictions around how much leeway states can grant families that want to skip essential vaccines,” the Times said. Setting aside the editorial board’s ignorance or hatred of the U.S. Constitution — the feds have no constitutional power to impose “restrictions” or give “leeway” to state governments in their vaccine policies — the policies they are demanding are downright totalitarian. Following a measles outbreak in California in which many of the victims were already vaccinated, totalitarian state lawmakers funded by Big Pharma seized the opportunity to smash liberty. The chief stooge behind the push to eliminate the exemptions was State Senator Richard Pan, a far-left Democrat who was the top recipient of pharmaceutical industry cash. Of course, the same pharma companies buying lawmakers to mandate drugs also bought lawmakers to exempt themselves from liability when their vaccines kill and maim people.
Planned Parenthood Annual Report Shows Record Number of Abortions – The New American
The grim numbers are in and, according to its latest annual report, abortion giant Planned Parenthood killed a record number of pre-born babies via abortion during its fiscal year (FY) 2017. For the operating year running from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, Planned Parenthood performed a total of 332,757 abortions, an increase of 11,373 of the murderous procedures it was responsible for in 2016 and the most abortions it has performed annually since 2012. The latest reporting means that during FY 2017 Planned Parenthood performed an average of 911 abortions each day.
Privacy at Risk: Security Expert Warns “Smart Device” Users to Beware – The New American
That expert, Charles Henderson, was quoted in two articles for the New York Times earlier this week. Henderson is the global head of X-Force Red, a professional hacking team at IBM Security. He told the Times that convenience is the major selling point of turning a home into a Smart Home powered by Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “Consumers don’t just want this convenience, they expect it — they demand it.” The result is that too often, common sense and security — especially where privacy is concerned — take a back seat to that convenience. Many people seem never to consider the risks involved. The New American has already written about some of these risks in previous articles. In a May 11 article, we noted the various security issues associated with reports that Amazon’s “Alexa-powered” Echo will be an standard “appliance” in many new homes:
A friend of mine, who runs a large television production company in the car-mad city of Los Angeles, recently noticed that his intern, an aspiring filmmaker from the People’s Republic of China, was walking to work. When he offered to arrange a swifter mode of transportation, she declined. When he asked why, she explained that she “needed the steps” on her Fitbit to sign in to her social media accounts. If she fell below the right number of steps, it would lower her health and fitness rating, which is part of her social rating, which is monitored by the government. A low social rating could prevent her from working or traveling abroad.
New York Times Editorial On Vaccines: A Pseudoscience Mess! – Dr. Brownstein
…Did vaccines lower the death rate for their respective illnesses? We don’t know since the rates were already declining dramatically before the mass vaccination program began. To imply that vaccines were responsible for this dramatic decline in pediatric infectious deaths in the 20th Century is nothing more than FAKE NEWS! One of the best indicators of the health of a country is the infant mortality rate. Researchers correlated the number of vaccines given to infants and the mortality rate for ages five and under. Guess who gave the most vaccines and guess who had the highest infant mortality rate? If you guessed the US, you win.
China, Russia Building Super-EMP Bombs for ‘Blackout Warfare’ – Washington Free Beacon
…Klayman’s claim is not new. In fact, it is not even really his claim. It comes from his client, former NSA and CIA contractor Dennis Montgomery, who “left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified,” showing “the spy agencies were engaged for years in systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump” and Larry Klayman himself, according to a an op-ed piece written by Klayman in March 2017. The purpose of that illegal Deep State surveillance — Klayman surmises — is “for potential coercion, blackmail or other nefarious purposes.” Given the way the Deep State (and its Democrat political accomplices) have attacked, derided, smeared, and undermined Donald Trump since as soon as he became a viable candidate, it is easy to follow — and believe — Klayman’s assertion
Facebook Refuses Ads for ‘Roe v. Wade’ Film – Breitbart
Networks Trashed Trump With 90% Negative Spin in 2018 – NewsBusters
As it was last year, the Trump presidency was the biggest story of 2018, accounting for almost 87 hours of coverage, or 28% of all evening news airtime. But that’s down from 99 hours of coverage in 2017, perhaps a sign the networks are wearying of treating every Trump tweet as deserving of crisis-level coverage. ? The tone of coverage remains incessantly hostile: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (excluding neutral statements), matching the historically bad press we documented in 2017. Yet despite the media’s obvious disapproval, public opinion of the President actually improved slightly during 2018, from an average 40% approval on January 1 to 42.7% approval on December 31, according to RealClearPolitics. ? For the second year in a row, the Russia investigation was the single most-covered topic amid the networks’ Trump coverage, garnering 858 minutes of airtime. Since January 20, 2017, the Russia probe has received 2,092 minutes of coverage on just the three evening newscasts.
In fall 2019, Costco will open a chicken farming operation in eastern Nebraska. This venture will provide Costco with 100 million chickens, or 40 percent of its yearly chicken needs, allowing it to partially escape the American chicken monopoly run by the likes of Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride and Perdue.
..In 2018, the feds spent $4.173 trillion overall, meaning the border wall would amount to just 1/10th of 1 percent of current annual federal spending.) Indeed, these lawmakers have happily funded various projects over the years that cost far more than the border wall — and many of which had very questionable value. Below are some examples of wasteful federal spending projects that individually cost more than the proposed border wall (data courtesy of Citizens Against Government Waste): “Rural Utility Service.” This program costs taxpayers $8.2 billion/year and has no actual purpose after its original intent — bringing electricity to rural communities — was long ago achieved. It’s now being used to bring broadband access to small communities (usually with populations of less than 20,000). However there’s no indication the “beneficiaries” of this expensive government agency actually appreciate the program, and the majority of its projects are not completed on time or within budget. Sugar Subsidies. America, as Democrats frequently intone, faces a health crisis. What they don’t tell us is that it’s largely of their own making, as Congress subsidizes the production of unhealthy foods like sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Eliminating sugar subsidies alone would save $6 billion, enough to fund the border wall; it would also have the added benefit of helping curb the nation’s obesity epidemic.
Pentagon: Military Logistics System Not Ready for War With China or Russia – The Washington Free Beacon
The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board.
…Border authorities are referring 50 people a day for urgent medical care, including tuberculosis, flu and even pregnant women about to give birth, a top official said Monday, saying it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. Most of those in need of care are children, and a staggering 28 percent are under age 5, having been dragged along for the trip by parents who in many cases are hoping to use the children as a shield against speedy deportation from the U.S.
…“The more you know about the user, the more you’re able to fulfill his or her needs,” said Eric Montague, senior director of strategy for Nuance Automotive. Nuance’s connected car platform mixes eye-tracking technology, voice recognition and even emotion analysis, from a company called Affectiva. Analysis from driver monitoring technology could help turn on the heat, lower the seat or play a certain kind of music when a particular occupant enters the car. If a passenger looks toward the dashboard, a certain control could light up to help anticipate a need. Carmakers could gather anonymized data and sell it. A billboard advertiser might be eager to know how many commuters look at his sign, Ramsey said.
… “It just absolutely baffles me that if I wanted to completely get rid of Facebook that it essentially would still be on my phone, which brings up more questions,” Winke said in an interview. “Can they still track your information, your location, or whatever else they do? We the consumer should have say in what we want and don’t want on our products.” Consumers have become more alert about their digital rights and more vigilant about privacy in the past year, following revelations about Facebook’s information-sharing practices and regulators’ heightened scrutiny of online data collection. Some people have deleted their Facebook accounts in protest of the company’s lapses, while others simply want to make sure they have the option to do so. Many Android phone users have begun to question Samsung’s deal to sell phones with a permanent version of Facebook — and some of them are complaining on social media.
A confidential GlaxoSmithKline document recently leaked to the press exposed that within a two-year period, a total of 36 infants died after receiving the 6-in-1 vaccine, Infanrix Hexa. According to the website Initiative Citoyenne who reported the news, the 1271 page document revealed that GlaxoSmithKline received a total of 1,742 reports of adverse reactions between October 23, 2009, and October 22, 2011, including 503 serious adverse reactions and 36 deaths.
More specifically, Ocasio-Cortez’s plan calls for, within 10 years, a series of lofty overhauls of American life [emphasis added]: The installation of a “national, energy-efficient, “smart grid.” “Upgrading every residential and industrial building for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, comfort and safety” “Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from the manufacturing, agricultural and other industries” as well as from America’s transportation and infrastructure network Funding “massive investment” in reducing existing greenhouse gasses Between its calls for “upgrading” homes and overhauling travel, public infrastructure, and even the way Americans consume electricity, the plan leaves virtually no facet of everyday life untouched. Think of how often you don’t use electricity to imagine how much of your average day the plan wouldn’t impact.
Killing Nationalism: Merkel Says Nations Should Give Up Sovereignty – The New American
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (shown) may be preparing to step off the political stage, but she’s apparently going out not with a whimper but a globalist bang. This was signaled recently at an event organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, where the German leader and ex-communist proclaimed, “In this day nation states must today — should today, I say — be ready to give up sovereignty,” according to the Express.
GA university mandatory inclusion & diversity course – Campus Reform “I can’t continue to pay for additional courses and spend valuable time sitting through courses where a professor is teaching people how to ‘be kind’ to each other. Parents should be teaching that at home, for free.”