World Watching Geo-Politics Archived # 21

 

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 Crushes Khan

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump has issued a damning indictment of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, saying he has done a “terrible job” on terrorism and crime.





In Bombshell Interview, Trump Slams Theresa May Hours Ahead Of Meeting

 

 

In a extensive interview with with the popular Murdoch-owned British tabloid the Sun, Trump landed a double blow to embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, criticizing her handling of Brexit and saying her plans for a “soft Brexit” would kill any hopes of a trade deal with the US, suggested former foreign minister Boris Johnson, who quit May’s cabinet on Monday, would be a better leader than May, and criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan as “terrible” and unwelcoming.







Wasinger: Bogus National Security Argument is Last-Ditch Effort to Socialize 5G

The first commercial 5G roll-outs begin this year and next in the United States, Korea and Japan
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As pro-China elements in the media and on Wall Street warn of a “trade war” and wring their hands over President Trump’s tough trade stance with a Chinese government that has been eating our lunch for decades, some of those same forces are waging a different type of war right here at home.

That would be the war over whether to mandate a federal government takeover of a project to implement the next generation of 5G wireless internet service. Ironically, the same crowd that advocates continuing to play the patsy in trade negotiations with the People’s Republic is using the threadbare argument of national security to push for a government takeover of the cellular internet. It is a government takeover plan Ajit Pai and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should reject out of hand.

The argument goes that privately-built 5G networks would be so susceptible to Chinese hackers, that the government needs to build out America’s 5G infrastructure on its own



Trump on Trade and Tariffs: ‘We’re Holding All the Cards’

President Donald Trump calls out to the cheering crowd as he leaves a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont.

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President Donald Trump emphasized the importance of having support in negotiations – not “little ones sniping at your heels”– explaining that tariffs on countries that already levy tariffs on the U.S. will help the U.S. “make great deals.”

At one point in the speech, Trump countered claims that the U.S. would lose in a trade war, saying instead that the “war on trade was lost many years ago.”

“We are bringing back our wealth from foreign countries that have been ripping us off for years,” Trump said on trade policy. “We are bringing back our wealth from foreign countries.” “For too long we watched and we waited and we saw as other countries stole our jobs, cheated our workers, and gutted our industry. You go up to New England and you still see the remnants where they moved down to Mexico under NAFTA.” He called NAFTA one of the worst deals, said they are renegotiating it, and that he has a “feeling they’ll come along. We’ll see. And if they don’t we’ll actually do better.”



Trump Confirms $34B Tariffs on China, Possible $516B More

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President Donald Trump confirmed to reporters on an Air Force One flight to Montana Thursday that tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods will go into effect at the end of the night, another $16 billion in two weeks, and another up to $500 billion more if China refuses to change unfair trade practices.







Mexico’s leftist Lopez Obrador wins largest landslide in country’s recent history

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the new president of Mexico, addressing supporters in Mexico City on Sunday night - REUTERS
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Veteran Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been elected president of Mexico, winning the largest landslide in his country’s recent history in a remarkable routing of what he terms “the mafia of power”.



photo: AP / Olivier Matthys



Trump was reportedly surprised by the number of US troops stationed in Germany and expressed interest in pulling some of them out








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Is there no humiliation left for the Palestinians? After Oslo, after the “two state solution”, after the years of Israeli occupation – of “Area A” and “Area C” to define which kind of occupation the Palestinians must live under – after the vast Jewish colonisation of land thieved from its Arab owners, after the mass killings of

that Palestinian people are less invested in the politicians’ talking points than they are in seeing how a deal will give them and their future generations new opportunities, more and better paying jobs and prospects for a better life.



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BLACK: TRUMP IS WINNING A “BLOODLESS CIVIL WAR” AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT

“The entire government of the United States had become a shambles”

 

Former newspaper magnate Conrad Black says that Donald Trump has launched a bloodless civil war against the establishment and that he is winning.

In an interview with current affairs program The Agenda, Black remarked, “What was needed was a bloodless civil war to clean up the Washington sleaze factory.”

“The entire government of the United States had become a shambles. Let me remind you, in the previous 20 years, you had the greatest economic crisis since the 1930s brought on by bad American policy from both parties in both branches of government,” said Black.

“What was needed was a bloodless civil war to clean up the Washington sleaze factory.” — @ConradMBlack explains why he thinks Donald Trump is exactly the president that the United States needs right now. 

“You had virtually the entire conventional land forces capability of the United States military mired in the Middle East for 15 years,” he added, going on to point out that this led to the international migrant crisis and that it was “all caused by utter incompetence in American policymaking.”

The former National Post owner went on to point out how the continued collapse of GDP growth created an environment of near civil unrest.

“The country was a pressure cooker. Poverty went up, violence rose, discontent rose, but our great national media in the United States didn’t notice it and Trump said it is all rotten, we’ve got to clean it all up – Hollywood, the national media, the lobbyists, campaign financing, all factions of both parties.”

Black concluded by asserting, “They’re all useless and we’ve got to get rid of them. And he’s doing it and it’s a war.”

Black would be in a position to know if Trump was succeeding against the establishment given that he used to move in those very circles, being a former Steering Committee member of the Bilderberg Group.



French President Emmanuel Macron, right, hugs Pope Francis at the end of their private audience, at the Vatican, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Pope and Macron meet at Vatican, discuss migration

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Eagle, The Dragon, And The Bear

Fri, 06/22/2018

Does Trump recognize the limits of US power?

Trump’s new world order comes straight from The Godfather. There are three global powers: the US, Russia, and China. None of these powers can militarily defeat either of the other two, and even an alliance among two of them would have trouble defeating the third.

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Like Don Corleone, Trump is dividing up the larger territory into smaller, great-power controlled sub-territories. He is tacitly recognizing Russia and China’s dominance in their own spheres of influence, and holding them to account in their territories. The implicit agreement among the three is apparently that each power will, in their, “sphere of influence…enforce peace.”

“Trump’s New World Order,” SLL 3/20/18

In one week President Trump confirmed that his first concern is the United States, that he has what may be a workable vision for its place in the world, and he loathes globalism and the globalists.

A good measure of his efficacy is the outrage he generates. By that measure, that week was his finest hour… so far.

Europe won’t have a seat at Trump’s great-power table. Its welfare states are addicted to their handouts, deeply in debt, rely on uneven trade arrangements with the US, and have below-replacement birth rates. They are cowed by Soros-sponsored propaganda—Immigration is the answer!—and haven’t shut off the immigrant invasion. Refusing to spend on their own militaries, they’ve used what they save on defense to subsidize welfare spending and state bureaucracies.

They’re ignoring a lesson from history: nations that rely on other nations for their defense generally come to regret it. Instead, they’re wedded to the globalist acronyms: NATO, EU and UN. They have frittered away their power and their glory—Europe’s heritage and civilization—opting for overrun masquerading as assimilation by dogmatic and implacable foes.

Trump is all about power and despises weakness. There isn’t always strength in numbers. A confederation of weaklings doesn’t equal strength, especially when the weaklings’ premises and principles are fundamentally wrong. Strongest of the weaklings is Germany, a trade powerhouse but a US military vassal. It’s hard to say if Trump’s dislike of Angela Merkel is business—she’s one of the world’s most visible and vociferous proponent of globalism, or personal—it’s always her way or the highway. Probably both, and it looks like Germany may finally be rejecting her way on immigration.

Trump clearly relished snubbing her and her G-6 buddies, particularly boy toys Trudeau and Macron, who may actually believe his bone-crushing handshakes intimidated Trump. When you’re paying for a continent’s defense and you’re giving them a better deal on trade than they’re giving you, that’s leverage, and Trump knows it. He’s not intimidated.

US Atlanticists have used that leverage to cement Europe into the US’s confederated empire. That Trump is willing to blow off Europe suggests that he may be blowing off empire.

America’s imperialists equate backing away from empire with “decline,” but such a sea change would be the exact opposite. Empires require more energy and resources to maintain than can be extracted from them. They are inevitably a road to ruin.

Nothing is as geopolitically telling as Trump leaving Europe’s most “important” heads of state early to meet with the leader of one of Asia’s most impoverished backwaters. Europe’s time has passed, the future belongs to Asia. Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia may look like the same recognition, but it was not. That pivot was designed to encircle China diplomatically, economically, and militarily. That thinking persists among much of the US military, but Trump may have something different in mind.

China has its problems. Much of its economy, especially its financial sector, is state-directed, despite the capitalistic gloss. There will be a reckoning from its debt binge. The repressive social credit system typifies the government’s immoral objective: keeping China’s people compliant but productive drones. However, enforced docility and innovation—the foundation of progress—mix as readily as oil and water, and theft of others’ innovations can’t fill the void.

Notwithstanding its issues, China is a major power and is not going to be encircled or regime changed by the US. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) it cosponsors and finances with Russia is the centerpiece of a basket of initiatives designed to further those countries’ influence and leadership within Eurasia and among emerging market countries. BRI is an apt symbol of the movement towards multipolarity, with competition shifting from the military to the economic and commercial sphere.

Trump tacitly accepts Russian and Chinese dominance in Eurasia. However, Trump doesn’t give without receiving; he’s going to extract concessions. Number one on the list is North Korea and its nuclear weapons. We’ll probably never know what has gone on behind the scenes between Kim Jong Un, Xi Jinping, and perhaps Vladimir Putin, but Kim may have received an offer he couldn’t refuse. Both China and Russia would be well-served by a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons and US troops. Whatever transpired, Kim came around. Trump ameliorated any potential humiliation, journeying to Kim’s neck of the woods, laying on an inspirational movie video, and flattering the North Korean leader and his country. Kim the farsighted leader may be able to reach a deal; Kim the browbeaten puppet couldn’t. If he tried, he’d probably be deposed, always a danger for dictators.

As global competition moves from military to economic, Trump is also going to make sure he tilts, as much as possible, the rules of that competition back towards the US. There are the existing trade arrangements with Europe, Canada, and Mexico that he’s willing to blow up, presumably to obtain better arrangements.

 

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China is in a league of its own when it comes to gaming trade, and it’s getting the Trump treatment as well. Much of the Chinese “advantage” stems from Chinese overcapacity, fueled by below market interest rates in China and around the globe. Trump can’t do much about that “advantage.” The low-interest regime will eventually crash and burn, but it’s going to take a depression to clear overcapacity in China and elsewhere.

Innovation and intellectual property are America’s one indisputable comparative economic advantage. It will be a tough nut, but Trump is bent on curbing China’s acquisitions, by fair means and foul, of US know how. If he succeeds it will slow, but not stop, the Chinese economic juggernaut. It has millions of smart, well-educated, industrious people who will continue to fuel indigenous innovation (notwithstanding state-enforced docility).

Three realities confronted Trump when he assumed office. The US empire is unsustainable, so too is the trajectory of its spending and debt, and the government is fundamentally corrupt. It would be foolish to bet Trump doesn’t understand these issues and the linkages between them.

“Trump’s New World Order”

If Trump has recognized that first reality and is implementing Don Corleone’s spheres of influence concept, he may get some breathing room to address the intractable second and third realities: the trajectory of US spending and debt, and the fundamentally corrupt government. On the debt, all the breathing room in the world isn’t going to save him. The US keeps adding to principal, which is compounding at rising rates. Cutting imperial expenditures would help some, although transfer payments are the biggest enchilada. To make even the first step on the thousand mile journey to solvency, however, the US government will have to run a bona fide surplus for many years. That prospect is not on the horizon.

As for corruption, thousands of articles by bloggers and commentators, including SLL, may have less instructional value for the populace at large than one simple demonstration: most of America’s rulers and its captive media are speaking out against a peace initiative, not on the merits of the initiative itself, but because Donald Trump was one of its initiators.

That tells those Americans who are paying attention all they need to know about their rulers and their captive media. Whether they do anything about it is another question.


May the Space Force Be With You

May the Space Force Be With You

Judging by the general tone of his twitter feed, @VicSepulveda probably didn’t intend for this meme graphic of Darth Trump to be such a compliment. Nevertheless, mark this day on your calendar: June 18, 2018. Today, the President of the United States officially directed the creation of the sixth branch of the American military. The ‘Space Force’ is now about to join the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. If only you knew the power of the dark side….



Russian Jets Bombard Southern Syria for First Time as Offensive Looms

This file photo shows a Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter jet photographed from a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea last year

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(AFP) BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russia bombed rebel-held parts of southern Syria late Saturday for the first time since brokering a ceasefire there nearly a year ago, a monitor group said, as allied regime troops prepare a ground assault.





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Deseret News | 2018-06-22




Monsanto name to be wiped as BAYER consumes the evil corporation, creating the world’s largest chemical giant with a history of crimes against humanity

Image: Monsanto name to be wiped as BAYER consumes the evil corporation, creating the world’s largest chemical giant with a history of crimes against humanity

(Natural News) Bayer is expected to finish off its $62.5 billion purchasing deal with Monsanto this week — and plans to retire the infamous “Monsanto” name are already in gear. But even if the name Monsanto becomes a thing of the past, the company’s dirty deeds and hazardous products will continue to live on.

Bayer certainly knows a thing or two about re-branding to save face; once known as I.G. Farben, the company engaged in a number of disgusting acts back in the day, including using Jewish slave laborers during the Holocaust. Changing their name to Bayer has not mitigated this fact — though it certainly has helped the company remain profitable.

It’s sadly almost fitting that these two companies have ended up together, as both Bayer and Monsanto have a history of committing crimes against humanity. Unfortunately, this wicked pairing will spell disaster for the rest of us.

Changing names means nothing

As the merging of Bayer and Monsanto draws closer, Bayer has revealed that once combined, the name Monsanto will cease to exist. Instead, Monsanto and its products will simply become part of the Bayer “family.”

But will relabeling Roundup as a Bayer product change the fact that it’s toxic and makes people sick? No. Will the independent media suddenly stop reporting on their cancer-causing glyphosate and pernicious GMO products? Absolutely not. Monsanto may disappear in name, but its legacy of toxicity and disregard for human life will unfortunately live on — and people are right to be worried about what comes next.



 

 




The market price of the popular online cryptocurrency Bitcoin has sunk so low in recent days, compared to the all-time highs it reached last Christmas, that “mining” the digital “money” is no longer a profitable endeavor, new reports indicate.

Because “digging up” Bitcoins from cyberspace requires an incredible amount of computing power and constant technology upgrades, miners may no longer be incentivized to produce and transact the crypto now that its price has dropped below its profitability threshold of around $6,500 per coin (based on calculations in the United States). Read more ……



The Guardian | 2018-06-19

 



German, French leaders meet to mold plans for EU’s future

The leaders of Germany and France are meeting to coordinate the two major European powers‘ positions on the future of the European Union, ahead of next week’s EU summit.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French PresidentEmmanuel Macron will be joined Tuesday by ministers from both countries at a government guest



 

 

Trump calls for new ‘Space Force’ military branch

Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) more >
 – The Washington Times – Monday, June 18, 2018

President Trump on Monday directed the Pentagon to launch the process for creating a “Space Force” that would extend U.S. military might into the final frontier.

Mr. Trump previously mused about establishing a Space Force but put the idea into action with a direct order to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford.

“Very importantly, I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” he said. “That’s a big statement.”

Mr. Trump made the surprise order at a meeting of the National Space Council.

“When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” the president said, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and other Cabinet officials.



Middle East Online | 2018-06-18

 



Can’t Work With That Woman Anymore”: Merkel Handed A Two-Week Ultimatum On Her “D-Day”

Adding insult to injury, one day after Germany’s historic loss to Mexico (which resulted in a man-made earthquake in USA’s southern neighbor), Europe’s most important country is facing the “Destiny Day” to a political crisis like no other in its recent history.

For almost 13 years as chancellor, Handeslblatt writes this morning, Angela Merkel managed to outmaneuver all rivals, schemers and plotters.

“But her time could finally be up.”

Two of her Christian-Democratic predecessors, Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard, fell from power not after losing the electorate, but after losing the support of their own parliamentary bloc. That may now be Merkel’s fate, too.

Today, the top brass of her party, the CDU, and its Bavarian frenemies, the CSU, are meeting separately in Berlin and Munich, to agree on a common course about the coming days and weeks, however chances of a deal appear increasingly remote: according to Handelsblatt, Horst Seehofer, the CSU’s boss, federal interior minister and perennial Merkel gadfly, told one newspaper that he “can’t work with that woman anymore.

Horst Seehofer and Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

The issue is, as it has been since the crisis of 2015, refugees.

If Seehofer, acting as interior minister, really starts turning back asylum seekers at the border, this will count as open insubordination to Merkel. She would have to fire himThat would probably lead to a break between the CDU and CSU, which would cost their governing coalition with the Social Democrats its parliamentary majority.

Merkel would step down or be forced out.

Which is why, on Sunday Germany’s Bild said that Monday is “destiny day for Angela Merkel. For the government.



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Merkel disagreed with sending migrants back to the border if they had already been registered somewhere on the asylum database, or been previously deported

Angela Merkel is facing a potential mutiny over her mad, dangerous open door migration policy.



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Merkel Poll Reckoning: 62% of Germans Want to Reject Illegals at Border… 82% Want Faster Deportations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has faced a backlash for allowing in more than one million people fleeing war and misery in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere since 2015

Berlin (AFP) – As Chancellor Angela Merkel fights to save her government in a heated battle over immigration, an opinion poll Friday showed most Germans support the tougher line of her rebel interior minister. The survey found that 62 percent



The State | 2018-06-15





CNN | 2018-06-13

 







Hours before Trump-Kim summit, Pompeo emphasizes denuclearization

Pompeo behind the podium
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined the United States’ priorities for the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un one final time for reporters in Singapore before the leaders come face-to-face: “The complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is the only outcome the United States will accept.”

The details: He added that the U.S. is ready to secure North Korea during the process of denuclearization. Pompeo set the stage for the meeting, saying, “It’s the case in each of those countries there are only two people who can make decisions of this magnitude and those people are going to be sitting in the room tomorrow.”





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Construction workers in a British seaside town have found wads of cash dating back to World War II at a shop that once belonged to a tailor beloved by Winston

 

DNA India | 2018-06-09

Leaders of the G7 nations spent hunting for a face saving formula to mask the deep rift inflicted on the Western allianceby US President Donald Trump‘s

 

This is Money | 2018-06-09

CLEVELAND (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 37 points, Kevin Durantadded 20 and a triple-double and the Golden State Warriorsstamped themselves a dynasty after

 

WorldNews.com | 2018-06-08

The House is set to vote on more than two dozen bills next week aimed at fighting the opioid crisis, including policy changes to educate pharmacists, coordinate

 

WorldNews.com | 2018-06-08

Archaeologists in Italy have discovered rare evidence of a possible crucifixion, Newsweek reports. Although the execution was believed to be done on tens of

WorldNews.com | 2018-06-08

Spain’s new Socialist government said on Friday it had lifted financial controls on Catalonia and would seek dialogue with the region’s administration to

 

WorldNews.com | 2018-06-08

Queen Elizabeth II has undergone eye surgery to remove a cataract, The Guardian reports. The 92-year-old monarch underwent the successful procedure in May. In

 

WorldNews.com | 2018-06-08

Construction workers in a British seaside town have found wads of cash dating back to World War II at a shop that once belonged to a tailor beloved by Winston

 

Spain swears in world’s most female-dominated cabinet

Spain's King Felipe, centre, poses with the members of the new Socialist government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez,

Spain has inaugurated the most female-dominated cabinet in the world, as eleven women and six men took their positions on Thursday as ministers of Pedro Sanchez’s new centre-Left government.

Mr Sánchez, who took power last week following a dramatic vote of no confidence in the government of Mariano Rajoy, was widely applauded for advancing equality with the appointments, which put female ministers in key portfolios such as the treasury and defence.

At almost 65 percent female, the Spanish cabinet now leads the world in the proportion of women ministers, according to United Nations figures. 

Mr Sánchez acknowledged the political influence of the unprecedented strike on International Women’s Day on March 8, when millions of Spanish women abandoned their workplaces and homes for the streets, describing it as a watershed moment for social progress.

After unveiling his cabinet to the king on Wednesday evening, he said it was a government “committed to equality” that for the first time gave the weight of economic responsibility to women.


The social media giants have destroyed your freedom of speech.


Guest Post by Ian Garrison

The stripping of the First Amendment is underway through “normal updates” on your phone or computer.
Several of these updates go into detail:

“Now introducing anti-bullying filters. Our community strives to be a safe and comfortable place for all users. We will not allow bullying to bring any of our users harm, discontent, or strife. Comments that may be inappropriate, offensive, or bullying are automatically filtered out from your posts and live videos. If you have the offensive comment filter turned on, you can also turn on a keyword filter to hide comments that contain specific words, phrases, numbers, or emojis that you’d like to avoid.”

Sure this sounds nice and also sounds like Instagram and Facebook are looking out for you. But tools like these, and especially tools from Facebook, can be manipulated and used against you.

For instance, perhaps you agree with Trump and we need to build that wall.
To a liberal, this is extremely offensive, racist, and vile. With the keyword filter, they can enter the phrase, “build the wall” as bullying.

The word “Trump” can be viewed as hate. (Oh you’re a Trump supporter? Block. You’re a hateful, racist, bigot, who hates women and hates black people)

Even the phrase, “Make America Great Again” can be viewed as bullying for its ‘White Nationalism.’

And with their automatic anti-bullying filter turned on, you have no idea what is considered bullying or not.

Why would I let a tech giant tell me what I may or may not find offensive?

That is a right—a right for all of us—to decide what is offensive to us.

Likewise, we are all different. You may like anchovies on your pizza while someone else hates anchovies. Does this mean I’m going to filter out all words and phrases concerning anchovies because I disagree with that topping? No.
Who out there can tell me what I can and can’t see?

Facebook doesn’t want us to think.
They want us to be safe and comfortable.
Where they can control at whim what we see.

 



pay to play Hillary



WPXI | 2018-06-03

 



U.S. in Early Talks for Potential Summit Between Trump and Putin

Meeting would bring to the international stage one of the world’s most enigmatic political relationships

WASHINGTON—The White House is planning for a potential summit between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia, according to people familiar with the efforts, a meeting that would bring to the international stage one of the world’s most enigmatic political relationships.

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Trump says June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim is back on

US President Donald Trump, flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean Kim Yong Chol (left) at the White House on June 1, 2018.
US President Donald Trump, flanked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with North Korean Kim Yong Chol (left) at the White House on June 1, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) –  US President Donald Trump said Friday (June 1) his summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is back on for next month, after extraordinary Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang.

Trump emerged after a more than hour-long Oval Office meeting with Kim Yong Chol – a general facing US sanctions who is Kim’s right-hand man – saying that the summit will go ahead in Singapore on June 12 as originally planned.

While admitting that dealing with North Korea was “going to be a process,” Trump said he believed that process would ultimately be “successful.”

Trump said the letter from Kim, hand-delivered by Kim Yong Chol, was “very nice” and “very interesting” – but then said he had not opened it yet.

Nevertheless, the US president had warm words for Pyongyang, saying the long discussions had touched on North Korea’s denuclearisation and economic development.

Trump indicated that the campaign of “maximum pressure” was at least on hold, vowing no new sanctions while talks are ongoing.

“The relationships are building and that’s very positive,” he said.  In a move that is sure to worry US allies in Japan and South Korea, Trump also said that he and his guest had discussed US troop numbers on the Korean peninsula.



Breakthrough: Populist Italian Govt Back on the Cards as Five-Star and Lega Ink Fresh Deal

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A populist coalition government is back on the cards in Italy, with the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S) and nationalist League (Lega) ready to submit a new Cabinet.

 

Report: Google, Wikipedia List ‘Nazism’ as California GOP’s Top Ideology



The man was captured attacking the car in a frenzied knife attack ( )

This is the terrifying moment a cyclist pulled an enormous ‘zombie-killer’ knife on a driver in broad daylight in south London.

The terrifying dashcam footage shows a blue Volkswagen drive out into London Road, Croydon, forcing a cyclist to swerve to avoid being hit.

With the car stuck in a line of traffic and unable to move, the enraged cyclist pulls a massive blade out and launches a frenzied attack.

 

Brandishing the knife, he kicks the vehicle and slashes at the windows while the driver cowers inside.





Spygate: More Vindication for Breitbart, Mark Levin, Donald Trump

Mark Levin

“Spygate” — the revelation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used at least one informant to infiltrate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — provides further vindication of the contention made in March 2017 by conservative radio host Mark Levin, Breitbart News, and President Trump (in that order) that the Obama administration conducted surveillance of the opposition in an attempt to monitor, defeat, and delegitimize it.



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Human embryo research stem cell chicken hybrid

 

Hybrid human chicken embryos: HALF HUMAN – HALF CHICKEN abomination created in US lab

A TEAM of stem cell researchers have done the seemingly impossible and successfully combined artificial human cells with the embryo of a chicken in a shock new experiment aimed at trying to better understand developing life.





*!!! Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance







Deutsche Bank To Fire 10,000 Employees: 1 In Every 10

Well that escalated fast: one month after Bloomberg reported that Deutsche Bank would cut 1,000 jobs in the US, roughly 10% of its total US labor force, as part of new CEO Christian Sewing’s restructuring process, the WSJ this morning writes that executives at the biggest German lender have “zeroed in” on plans to eliminate close to 10,000 jobs, about one in 10 employees, as part of the bank’s epic cost-cutting scramble.

The latest plan, part of a process that has divided senior executives and left investors unconvinced, “would extend into 2019, follows months of thorny debate over how fast and deep job losses should be at the beleaguered German lender.”

So far investors remain unconvinced the plan will work, and as a result the bank’s shares have fallen by nearly a third this year, making DB stock one of the worst performing European stocks, and at its lowest since a crisis of confidence hit the bank in late 2016.

Meanwhile, high-level clashes over staffing and budgets and conflicting opinions from outside investors and bank executives reveal the depth of Deutsche Bank’s continuing struggles.  As the WSJ adds, the bank’s supervisory board and senior executives will confront investors Thursday in Frankfurt at its annual shareholder meeting. They will face a proposal to break up the company and probing questions about last month’s chief executive handoff and the tough choices the lender has to make.

Separately, Bloomberg report that the bank is about to “retreat from a swathe of equities markets across the world, including some on its own doorstep in Europe.”

Germany’s biggest lender, which is expected to announce a range of restructuring measures to coincide with its annual shareholder meeting Thursday, will sharply reduce its presence in the U.S. market, and has also started cutting activity in the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information.

In case it wasn’t clear, it has been a messy year for Deutsche Bank. The April 8 ouster of CEO John Cryan in the middle of his management contract shook employees and appeared botched to some clients and investors.

Things could get messier on Thursday, when Deutsche Bank’s chairman, Paul Achleitner, will face a vote of no-confidence, which could thrust Germany’s biggest bank into outright crisis after years of underperformance and strategic flip-flops.


Paul Achleitner

The shareholder meeting will convene as Deutsche struggles to convince investors that it has a credible strategy, under the leadership of chairman Paul Achleitner and Christian Sewing, the new chief executive he appointed in chaotic circumstances last month.

Among the potential names to replace Achleitner is Philipp Hildebrand, the former chief of the Swiss central bank, who currently heads Blackrock’s business in Europe. He quit the SNB after his wife was embroiled in a major FX insider trading scandal. In other words, Hildebrand should fit right into the “culture” at Deutsche Bank.



The author reveals a World of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion.

 Genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over food production. The book is an eye-opener, a must-read for all those committed to the causes of social justice and World peace.

This skillfully researched book focuses on how a small socio-political American elite seeks to establish its control over the very basis of human survival, the provision of our daily bread. Control the food and you control the people. This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO. Engdahl takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs,



ISIS Militants Leave Damascus Under Evacuation Deal As Assad Takes Full Control Of Capital



In 1,000 years people will study the masterful deception of Obama as the next Trojan Horse story of attack from within.

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Investigative journalism is on the wane.
So who do we believe?

I have a few tactics. For example, If I come across opinion or slanted news crying for more government involvement or war, I reject it. If it smacks of socialism, I dismiss it with great alacrity. Take Bernie Sanders for instance. Many young people are in love with his idea of ‘free stuff.’ He calls it ‘democracy.’ Don’t take my word for it, though—go to his site and you’ll see a page he titles ‘Democracy Daily’ where he promotes socialism. We are a republic, not a democracy. Democracy is the road to socialism, that’s why so many lefties say ‘democracy’ over and over again. They know a majority of people—especially immigrants–will always vote for free stuff at the expense of freedom.

Next time you’re trying to decide on who’s right amid the confusion, consider whether it is in line with our belief in freedom and individual liberty.



North Korea Revives an Old Tactic in Threat to Cancel Talks

Kim Jong-un of North Korea, left, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone last month.

SEOUL, South Korea — For months, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been unexpectedly conciliatory toward South Korea and the United States, announcing a halt to nuclear and missile tests even as the two countries staged military exercises that the North sees as a rehearsal for invasion.

Then on Wednesday, North Korea said Mr. Kim’s government would not give up its nuclear weapons unless Washington removed military threats against his isolated country. Without such assurances, it said Mr. Kim could withdraw from a planned June 12 summit meeting with President Trump in Singapore.

“North Korea wanted to show that threatening to walk away from a meeting is a negotiating tactic it has mastered long before President Trump did,” said Lee Byong-chul, a senior fellow at the Institute for Peace and Cooperation in Seoul.

If North Korea’s tough statements on Wednesday caught officials in Seoul and Washington off guard, they also reflected a well-established North Korean stance.

Even as he has recently reached out to Washington and Seoul for dialogue, Mr. Kim has repeatedly said he would denuclearize his country only if it no longer felt “threatened militarily” by such exercises as the “Max Thunder” Air Force drills underway now between the United States and South Korea. He has also demanded “security guarantees” from the United States, and said his country wants to enter talks with Washington as an equal nuclear power.

”The last thing Kim Jong-un can afford is to look like he is surrendering his nuclear weapons,” said Koh Yu-hwan, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul. “Countries need to help North Korea find a way to disarm itself in a face-saving way.”



Disclaimer and an invitation to survive another chemical holocaust ….

I have incorporated chemtrails into my thinking since 1996. Some interesting conclusions have come from gnawing on this subject. One very pertinent to our discussion to day: no person will ever be sued such that the subject of chemtrails comes to open court. You see, whomever is in charge has this thing so tightly screwed down, that i, or anyone, can offer all the medical advice they want without being a doctor, even to the point of actually trying to emulate the allopaths, and they will never be sued by officialdom of any form, nor will officialdom allow them to be sued by anyone else! All because it would provide an open court forum for the subject of chemtrails, and even worse and long before the court got involved, there would be DISCOVERY that could be hugely wide….so keep on helping people get beyond the health impacts of chemtrails as you can be sure that the American Medical Monopoly will not bother you.

 

Those bastard chemies….

Chemtrails are composed of metals. The evidence on this is quite clear. Chemtrails include light metals including Aluminum which is known to cause brain problems for humans. Further aluminium as micro particulates is causing vast problems for the ecosystems of the planet under the spraying.

You are part of one of those ecosystems. For more in depth research check my archives adjacent to this article…..and Google/Bing refers to  it with military jargon…..Called STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOL INJECTION  {the military name for chemtrails}…..Nevertheless take action to protect health or be forewarned of body malfunctions…….



Thank You President Trump’ on Walls of Jerusalem on Eve of Embassy Move

Thank You President Trump Jerusalem (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

“Thank You President Trump.” That was the message projected onto the ancient walls of Jerusalem, together with the American and Israeli flags, on the eve of the formal transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem on Sunday evening.



China’s long game for Middle East influence

A book cover showing Xi Jinping
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

China has stayed out of regional conflicts in the Middle East for decades, but with its massive international infrastructure plan, Beijing is finally ramping up involvement — and it’s determined to win influence.

Between the lines: If it’s successful, a big reason will be that China hasn’t taken sides or made enemies in the Middle East. The question is how long that can last.



By CATHERINE LUCEY, JONATHAN LEMIRE and KEN THOMAS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The way President Donald Trump sees it, why go for a solid single when you can swing for a home run?

Trump’s upcoming summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is only the latest example of the president’s go-big strategy. From tax reform to international trade to foreign policy, Trump has pursued a high-risk, high-reward approach that advisers say can help produce results on longstanding problems — and that critics warn could trigger dangerous repercussions all the way from a trade war to global conflict.

Drawn to big moments and bigger headlines, Trump views the North Korea summit as a legacy-maker for him, believing that the combustible combination of his bombast and charm already has led to warmer relations between North and South. As he welcomed home three Americans who had been detained in North Korea, Trump early Thursday used a televised, middle-of-the-night ceremony to play up both his statecraft and stagecraft.

“I think you probably broke the all-time, in history, television rating for three o’clock in the morning,” Trump told reporters on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews.

Trump has also played the disruptor’s role in recent weeks and months by withdrawing the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, imposing sweeping tariffs on allies and announcing he’s moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, which is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.

It’s all a sharp contrast to his play-it-safe predecessor……Read the rest of the story here



Trump welcomes 3 Americans freed from North Korea in victorious return back to the US



Donald Trump’s Pursuit of an Oval Office Meeting with Vladimir Putin

Inside the mystery behind the President’s surprise invitation to Russia’s leader, and his team’s struggle to figure out what to do about it.






Stephen Hawking’s Final Words: We Live In ‘The Matrix’



Trump pulls U.S. from Iran nuclear deal, starts “highest level” sanctions

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and institute the “highest level” of sanctions against it during a statement at the White House on Tuesday — ahead of the May 12 deadline for a decision.

Be smart, from Axios’ Jonathan Swan: Trump has never wavered on the Iran deal. He was convinced from the campaign that it was a “disaster” and “weak” — a poorly-negotiated contract by poor negotiator





Puerto Rico’s Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

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FRONTLINE & investigate how Wall Street deals, a government addicted to debt and a century of colonial neglect left many of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million Americans struggling to get by.









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Iranians respond to the regime: ‘Leave Syria alone!’

There is growing discontent in Iran with the war effort in Syria and it is increasingly being expressed publicly.

A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police on December 30, 2017 [AP]
A university student attends a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police on December 30, 2017 [AP]

This is the second part of the article. Click here to read the first part focusing on the Islamic Republic’s efforts to control the official narrative on Syria.

While the Islamic Republic of Iran has been a staunch supporter of Bashar al-Assad‘s regime in Syria, little attention has been paid on public attitudes within the country.

While Tehran has tried to maintain complete control over information regarding the war in Syriaand the narrative about its military involvement, it has not fully succeeded. The “war on terror” and “axis of resistance” rhetoric have not been enough to mollify the Iranian public and its demand for accountability.

Despite the Iranian state media’s blackout on issues related to the Syrian war, Iranians’ propensity to consult a myriad of Persian-language media sources abroad has kept them well informed.



……….  Barbarians at the gates of America  ……

 

Thousands take part in May Day rallies across the globe







Russia’s floating nuclear plant heads out to sea

It is to be towed to Murmansk, a city of 300,000 people, where its reactors are to be loaded with nuclear fuel.

The plant is heading to Murmansk. Credit: Nicolai Gonar/Greenpeace
Image:The plant is heading to Murmansk. Pic: Nicolai Gonar/Greenpeace

A controversial floating nuclear power plant made by Russia has headed out for its first sea voyage.









EXCLUSIVE — Research: Google Search Manipulation Can Swing Nearly 80 Percent of Undecided Voters

By inserting negative search suggestions under the name of a candidate, search engines like Google can shift the opinions of undecided voters by up to 43.4 percent, according to newresearch by a team at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and reported exclusively by Breitbart News.







PAYPAL FOUNDER: “BITCOIN A SCAM”

Calls Bitcoin a colossal pump-and-dump scheme

Paypal Founder: "Bitcoin a Scam"

It has been hailed as an easy get-rich-quick scheme, but according to one financial expert, Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history.



ALLIES  / NOT ?

Macron Tells Trump To Reject Nationalism; Says France Will Not Leave Iran Deal




WASHINGTON: Doctors at Johns Hopkins Universitysaid Monday they have performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.

The 14-hour operation took place on March 26, and was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urologic surgeons.

We are optimistic that he will regain near-normal urinary and sexual functions following a full recovery,











Israel Lobby: Insidious threats should be feared

As Al Jazeera exposes a brazen influence campaign in the UK, a retired CIA official explores the boundaries of lobbying.

Al Jazeera Investigations uncovered how the Israeli government is in the midst of a covert influence campaign in Britain [Al Jazeera]
Al Jazeera Investigations uncovered how the Israeli government is in the midst of a covert influence campaign in Britain [Al Jazeera]

It really should come as no surprise. All the factors are there, and they are known. Anyone who follows the Palestinian issue knows that the Israeli government is currently obsessed with BDS, the worldwide movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

The Israelis themselves have made it clear that international “de-legitimisation” constitutes the greatest threat to their state, as currently constituted, and they’re hardly taking it lying down. And the fact that Israel has a potent international lobbying capacity, particularly in the US and the UK, through which the Israelis have long employed foreign organisations to leverage and enhance their influence in key foreign capitals, is hardly a secret.

And yet … and yet, Al Jazeera’s undercover investigation of Israel’s anti-BDS covert influence campaign in the UK still manages to shock………



 

Putin: Syria attacks damage peaceful settlement prospects

Putin: Syria attacks damage peaceful settlement prospects

Russian president tells Iranian counterpart that US-led attacks damage prospects for political reconciliation in Syria.

In a phone conversation on Sunday, the two leaders agreed that “this illegal action seriously damages the prospects for a political settlement in Syria,” Russian news agency RIA quoted the Kremlin press service as saying. 

Putin and Rouhani were discussing the situation in Syria after the United States, France and Britain launched coordinated attacks on Syria’s alleged chemical facilities, 





 

 

 







The Real Reason Why Trump Ordered the Military to the Border

If it were not for the election of President Trump, and his steadfast support of the Republic, the United States would be firmly in the midst of dissolution.

This article connects past documentation, previously provided on The Common Sense Show along with relevant current events. The combination of history and contemporary happenings paint a picture of a nation that is being attacked from within and from without. The United States faces the unusual historical position of being internationally undermined through the threat of World War III to the simultaneous existence of a well-orchestrated coup against the solidarity of the Union. In other words, there is a well-orchestrated coup underway against the sovereignty of the United States and the enemies of the Republic are apparent for all that have eyes to see.

The Plot to Internally Overthrow the Republic Stems from CALEXIT



Libya, seven years of misfortune Nato



Majority of Americans Back Trump on NAFTA Mexico Demands

Illegal Immigration from Mexico

The majority of Americans say they support President Trump threatening Mexico with tougher negotiations over the job-killing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade deal until the country’s officials help the U.S. stop illegal immigration across the southern border.



 

Facebook Labels All Breitbart Stories ‘Intentionally Misleading’ with Wikipedia Pop-Up

Facebook Labels All Breitbart Stories ‘Intentionally Misleading’ with Wikipedia Pop-Up