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Shockingly, the reality is that a couple retiring today can expect to pay nearly a half million dollars in just insurance premiums over the course of the remainder of their lives.
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The medical system as we know it is going to blow up, and soon, just like the pension systems across the country, and the treasuries of the fifty states themselves, and the rest of the Potemkin US economy.
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Posted this article to remind my readers that Infinite Unknown also needs support.
So far there have been 3 donations in June.
If the alternative media is not getting support from all those who know that its survival is depending on donations, then the alternative media will disappear.
by Paul Craig Roberts
This website exists because of you. You called me out of retirement. We made a deal that you would support the website. And you have. Voluntary monthly subscriptions now exceed in number the responses to my quarterly call for donations.
Part of this is due to growth in the signups for monthly donations. But part is due to decline in the response to my quarterly requests.
Trump, Putin, Medvedev, Xi Jinping, May, Merkel, Macron, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Kerry, Sanders, Cameron, Brown, Blair Hollande, Sarkozy, Netanyahu, Olmert, Peres, Sharon, Abbas, Barroso, Reagan, Gorbachev, Lavrov, etc. … are all Freemasons.
Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill have also been Freemasons.
What could possibly go wrong?
Instead of fulfilling a campaign promise to improve bilateral relations, Trump so far continues acting provocatively.
He’s pursuing the same reckless agenda as Obama, pushing the envelope toward possible direct confrontation with Russia.
Despite neither country wanting war, unfolding events may cause the unthinkable to happen by accident or design.
Among major powers, Russia is the world’s leading peace and stability champion – America just the opposite.
It’s recklessly waging wars in multiple theaters, threatening conflicts against North Korea, Iran, and perhaps Russia the way things are going.
Madness defines US policy, state terror on a global scale, naked aggression its main expression, controlling planet earth, its resources and people its objective – risking potentially life-destroying nuclear war.
Last week, Senate members near unanimously imposed new illegal sanctions on Russia, including on its energy sector. House action awaits.
On Monday, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said it “reinforced existing sanctions on Russia by designating or identifying a range of individuals and entities involved in the ongoing conflict under four Executive orders (EOs) related to Russia and Ukraine,” adding:
“US sanctions on Russia related to the situation in eastern Ukraine will remain in place until Russia fully honors its obligations under the Minsk Agreements.”
“US sanctions related to Crimea will not be lifted until Russia ends its occupation of the peninsula.”
Fact: Russia wages peace, not war. Alone it’s gone all-out to resolve things in Ukraine diplomatically, its good faith efforts sabotaged by Washington.
Fact: Crimea is Russian territory, its newest republic, supporting the will of its people, correcting a historic error.
Fact: The territory won’t be handed back to US-installed putschists running Ukraine. Its people won’t be betrayed for Washington or anyone else.
Russia and America are world’s apart on Syria. Moscow seeks diplomatic conflict resolution, the country’s sovereignty respected, its territorial integrity preserved.
Washington wants endless conflict, puppet governance it controls replacing overwhelmingly popular Assad, reelected president in June 2014 by an 89% majority.
International observers called the process open, free and fair despite ongoing war, creating enormous hardships for its people. They want no one else leading them.
They want their sovereign independence respected. They reject foreign meddling in their affairs – especially by America, NATO, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and their rogue allies.
On Wednesday morning, a NATO F-16 warplane, likely a US one, provocatively tried following closely behind Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s aircraft over Baltic Sea international waters while en route to Kaliningrad.
Russian Su-27 fleet fighters escorted his plane. As the likely US warplane approached, a Russian Su-27 maneuvered between both aircraft, waving its wings, displaying its arms, sending a clear message to back off or risk being downed.
The F-16 few off, ending the provocation, avoiding a possible serious incident. An unacceptable NATO statement said the alliance “can confirm that three Russian aircraft, including two fighters, were tracked over the Baltic Sea earlier today (21 June 2017).”
“As the aircraft did not identify themselves or respond to air traffic control, NATO fighter jets scrambled to identify them, according to standard procedures.”
“NATO has no information as to who was on board. We assess the Russian pilots’ behavior as safe and professional.”
Several Russian Su-34 aircraft escorted Shoigu’s return flight from Kaliningrad, NATO warplanes, likely US ones, following from a distance.
Baltic Sea provocations by US warplanes with Russian aircraft increased in recent weeks – risking possible direct confrontation if they continue.
America’s rage for unchallenged global dominance risks unthinkable nuclear war, its recklessness threatening humanity’s survival.
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In the past week, the situation in Syria has not only continued to become increasingly dangerous, but thanks to the US and its allies on the ground in Syria, the threat of all-out war is actually accelerating towards us.
Just one week ago, 21WIRE warned that the presence of American and British troops on Syrian territory near al-Tanf was extremely dangerous, and that the actions they were taking against Syrian and pro-Syrian forces – which they laughably call ‘defensive‘ – were highly provocative, including moving in HIMARS rocket systems with a range of up to 300km.
As ‘The Left’ rages about President Trump’s so-called “travel ban” from ‘mostly-Muslim’ nations for its dreadful discrimination, the liberal-ist of liberal states has decided that California civil servants should be banned from traveling to eight US states because “we will not spend taxpayer dollars in states that discriminate.“
“Why has Trump disarmed himself with an administration chosen by Russiaphobes and Israel?“
Well, Trump has ARMED himself with an administration chosen by Russiaphobes and Israel, just like Killary Rotten Clinton would have done.
by Paul Craig Roberts
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On June 21 the editorial board of the Washington Post, long a propaganda instrument believed to be in cahoots with the CIA and the deep state, called for more sanctions and more pressure on Russia.
One second’s thought is sufficient to realize how bad this advice is. The orchestrated demonization of Russia and its president began in the late summer of 2013 when the British Parliament and Russian diplomacy blocked the neoconned Obama regime’s planned invasion of Syria. An example had to be made of Russia before other countries began standing up to Washington. While the Russians were focused on the Sochi Olympic Games, Washington staged a coup in Ukraine, replacing the elected democratic government with a gang of Banderite neo-nazi thugs whose forebears fought for Hitler in World War II. Washington claimed it had brought democracy to Ukraine by putting neo-nazi thugs in control of the government.
…. or let the people do the killing for them, after the financial/economic collapse, fighting over (not anymore available) food, water and shelter.
In the world situation, we are all aware of the “hot spots,” such as North Korea, Syria, and Ukraine that could escalate into a full-blown regional war and then expand even further, either on their own or with “assistance” from governments and oligarchs alike. We also have seen a rekindling of the tensions that existed during the first Cold War and the shaping of a new Cold War with Russia. Meanwhile, with all foreign policy in shambles and diplomatic ties in a limbo-vacuum, the U.S. government has adjusted its pace domestically. The President was sworn in with a tide of almost “messianic” fervor; however, 6 months has elapsed with little change evident and many of his reforms stopped dead in the water for the time being.
The White House on Monday claimed the heads of the National Security Agency and the FBI told the House Intelligence Committee that Russia did not influence the United States presidential election — something officials stopped short of stating during their testimony.
In a tweet from President Trump’s official Twitter handle, the White House said the leaders of the FBI and NSA told Congress that Russia did not “influence the electoral process.”
Mühlhausen in Thüringen – Prozess um Gruppenvergewaltigung: “Jeder hat mich drei Mal vergewaltigt” https://t.co/7IPwbbVn9p
— FOCUS Online (@focusonline) June 20, 2017
On 27 August 2016 Laura G., a 28-year-old Hungarian living in Mühlhausen, Germany was violently gang-raped by three Eritreans. On her way home, she was grabbed by 23-year-old Isaac N. and told:”we’re going to have sex now.” Laura refused, but Isaac hit her in the face, knocking her to the ground. Nevertheless, she managed to get away from him, only to be intercepted by 29-year-old Medhanie A. and 22-year-old Dawit T.
The men dragged Laura under the viaduct, where all three took turns raping her. During her ordeal, Laura’s mouth was kept shut by the attackers “to prevent her from screaming”, as the prosecutor stated in court at the time. He further described the gang rape as ‘brutal’.
On Monday, 19 June 2017 Laura’s ordeal had finally made it to the courtroom for the trial and it was her turn to give a statement. Laura identified all three of the accused as the men who raped her, saying:
“Every one of them has assaulted me thrice“
Unsustainable: 43 Million Tonnes Of Wind Turbine Blade Waste By 2050
H/t reader kevin a.
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