Jul 23

Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine For Vice President:

Moments ago the worst kept secret in Washington was confirmed when Hillary Clinton announced on Twitter she has picked Virginia senator Tim Kaine as her running mate in an attempt to bolster her support among blue-collar workers and maximize votes from US Latinos dismayed by Donald Trump.

Kaine, 58, a Catholic former governor of Virginia, has described himself in the past as “boring”, and is seen as a safe, moderate if unexciting option, but his everyman roots, executive experience and fluent Spanish are assets that could strengthen the Democratic ticket. By choosing  Kaine, 58, a moderate Democrat from a battleground state, Clinton has passed up the chance to pick a left-winger such as senator Elizabeth Warren. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

At Least 80 Killed After Suicide Bombing Attack In Kabul Claimed By ISIS:

At least 80 people were killed and 231 injured when a huge blast rocked a mass demonstration by members of the mainly Shia Hazara minority in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday. The attack was claimed by terrorist group Islamic State: “Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shi’ites in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan,” said a brief statement on the group’s Amaq news agency.

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Jul 23

Turkey’s Erdogan shuts schools, charities in first state of emergency decree:

President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup.

Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported.

A restructuring of Turkey’s once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

Awkward?:

“Peddling fiction versus “inconvenient truths

Presented with little comment – Grabbed from the front page of CNN – ivory tower ignorance or willful blindness, you decide…

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h/t @momomiester

But have no fear, America – While Obama says there’s no “doom and gloom”, Hillary is “monitoring” the situation…

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Jul 23

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Thoughts on Trump’s Speech (Why I Can’t Vote for Him and Why He Could Win)

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Jul 23

Here’s the Presidential Candidate the Troops Are Supporting in 2016:

Popular online military personality, Doctrine Man, conducted a poll among troops to determine which presidential candidate they support most — and the results are nothing short of remarkable.

Instead of pledging allegiance to the candidate with the most experience sending troops to war, Doctrine Man’s poll showed that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate — whose “skeptic” foreign policy outlook makes him favor nonintervention over other more popular approaches — is the number one candidate of the active soldier.

The survey, which was not a scientific poll and lacked a margin of error, found Johnson had 38.7 percent of the votes while the Republican nominee Donald Trump earned 30.9 percent. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton got 14.1 percent, The Hill summarized. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

Tax Dollars at Work: US “Accidentally” Killing Entire Families in Northern Syria:

The US-backed offensive in and around Manbij has been going on for two months, with only a part of the city and surrounding area ever captured. The failing offensive on the ground is being overshadowed however, by the US air campaign.

That’s because US airstrikes in and around Manbij have been killing a lot of civilians, and a Tuesday morning salvo against some nearby villages was the worst of all, killing entire families that the US said they “mistook for ISIS fighters.” 56 were reported killed at the time, but ensuing reports suggest that as many as 212 may have died. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

$13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Struggles with Air Operations, Can’t Defend Itself, Systems ‘Likely Require Redesigning’:

Well, the good news is that $13 billion looks like pocket lint compared to the cost of the F-35 catastrophe.

Have a nice day.

Via: Bloomberg:

The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare.

The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built — may struggle to launch and recover aircraft, mount a defense and move munitions, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. On-board systems for those tasks have poor or unknown reliability issues, according to a June 28 memo obtained by Bloomberg News.

“These four systems affect major areas of flight operations,” Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, wrote Pentagon and Navy weapons buyers Frank Kendall and Sean Stackley. “Unless these issues are resolved, which would likely require redesigning” of the aircraft launch and recovery systems “they will significantly limit the CVN-78’s ability to conduct combat operations,” Gilmore wrote, using a technical name for the carrier. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

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– ‘The Economist’ Celebrates British People Becoming A Minority In Their Own Country:

Don’t “despair” over Brexit, British people will soon be a minority due to mass immigration and lower breeding rates, so says The Economist.

From The Economist (via Diversity Macht Frei):

In 2014, 27% of babies born in England and Wales had immigrant mothers, up from just 12% in 1990. Polish women had more babies than any other immigrant group: they accounted for 3.2% of all births. Pakistanis were second, followed by Indians, Bangladeshis and Nigerians. Many other babies who were born to British women had an immigrant father. Soon these babies will be in school and their parents will be pinned to Britain. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

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DARPA spent $62 million creating microchips for humans:

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is in the process of making a neural-coding device capable of controlling artificial limbs when seeded in the brain. The device has had success in animal studies and the first human trials are set for 2017. The Pentagon has subsidized the institution $62 million to help foster this mind-control technology. Meanwhile, the mainstream media is pushing for the micochipping of children sooner rather than later.

During a recent televised report by NBC News , the news station purported the micro-chipping of children by the state was as normal as bar codes for consumers: “When barcodes first came out in the late 1960s, people were appalled. They were wary of them and did not understand the concept. Today, it is so commonplace, we don’t even notice it. A microchip would work much in the same way.” Continue reading »

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Jul 23

“Policymakers Have Been Calling A ‘Depression’ A ‘Recovery’ For Nearly A Decade”:

Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners,

Some people have impeccable timing. Even if by accident, there are occasions when what they say or write comes out in almost perfect sequence. At the end of August 2014, UC Berkeley economist J. Bradford DeLong wrote an article for Project Syndicate that argued in favor of proper categorization. The lack of recovery was so drastic that the economist community and indeed the world at large needed to come to terms with what was actually taking place; and that was not anything like what was being described especially at that time.

To have such a Keynesian of prominence make such an indictment like that may seem somewhat surprising, as it has been they who have most objected to classifying this economy as anything but robust. Some of it is surely political, or at least loyalty to the good standing monetarist/Keynesians (neo-Keynesian, saltwater-ists, or whatever they call themselves these days) at the Federal Reserve, where no economist shall direct any disparaging comments toward the palace. But to DeLong, the issue had never been about recession at all: Continue reading »

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Jul 23

“We are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business” – Hillary Clinton

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Jul 23

Hollande admits arming Syrian rebels in breach of embargo – book:

The French president has admitted delivering weapons to the Syrian rebels during a period of EU embargo, a new book about to be published in France reveals.

The deliveries took place in 2012, before the embargo was canceled in May 2013, according to François Hollande’s last year interview with journalist and writer Xavier Panon. “We began when we were certain they would end up in the right hands. For the lethal weapons it was our services who delivered them,” Hollande told the writer, AFP reports.

Panon used the interview in his book “In the Corridors of French Diplomacy” which comes out in France this month. Continue reading »

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Jul 23

The F-35′s rearward visibility is limited

H/t reader squodgy:

Just reading this & doing simple mathematics, an annual operation schedule of 250 hours is 10, full days.
Calculating back on an actual combat radius of roughly 600 miles which means it has a total distance travelled there and back of 1200 miles at an average speed of say 600kn = 2 hours/sortie/flight, divided into 250 hours/year = 125 x 2 hours sorties/year = a 2:1 downtime.

Simply speaking, it will only be in the air the equivalent of one calendar day every month.

Money well spent?

F-35’s $1 Trillion Support Cost Ticks Up as More Flights Seen:

The trillion-dollar cost to operate and support Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet through decades of flight has increased by about $107 billion from last year, according to Pentagon officials.

The latest estimate — $1.12 trillion in inflation-adjusted dollars — reflects new assumptions by the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps that their versions of the fighter will fly more and last longer, according to Air Force Lieutenant General Chris Bogdan, the F-35 program’s manager. The cost was originally estimated at $900 million in 2009.

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II

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Jul 22

H/t reader squodgy:

“After reading this,,,,

http://www.globalresearch.ca/nice-attacks-destroying-evidence-at-crime-scene-french-government-orders-destruction-of-cctv-video-footage/5537290

it all became clear, the idiots of the world have been fooled yet again into accepting yet another load of falseflag bullshit designed to increase fear and control in the interests of the Cabal.”


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Nice Attacks, Destroying Evidence at Crime Scene: French Government Orders Destruction of CCTV Video Footage:

A report in 21st of July edition of Le Figaro newspaper states that France’s anti-terrorist executive ( sous-direction anti-terroriste- SDAT) has ordered Nice’s urban surveillance authorities to destroy all CCTV footage of the Nice Attacks on Bastille Day that rocked the city on the 14th of July 2016.

Although SDAT have cited articles 53 and L706-24 of the prosecution procedure and article R642-1 of the penal code, authorities in Nice interviewed by Le Figaro say that it is the first time they have ever been asked to destroy evidence at a crime scene – something they point out is illegal. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

The Encirclement of China is Well Underway: France Prepares to Lead EU Missions in the South China Sea:

The naval encirclement of China is well underway. It was started over a decade ago by the United States with the re-militarization of Japan and the tightening of Washington’s military partnerships with countries like Australia and South Korea. The same is true about the missile shield being erected in South Korea, which targets China, Russia, and North Korea.

The excerpts that will follow are taken from a 14 July 2016 article written by Yo-Jung Chen, a Japanese-educated naturalized French diplomat that immigrated to France from Taiwan. The retired French diplomat wrote the article in The Diplomat seeking to justify the deployment of the French military into the South China Sea. Coming from a retired French diplomat who was stationed in Asia, the article offers some interesting insights. Aside from his post as the deputy consul of the French Consulate-General in San Francisco, Yo-Jung’s Chinese background helped qualify him as the press attaché for the French Embassy in China and deputy consul at the French Embassy in Singapore.  Continue reading »

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Jul 22

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Deep Underground Military Bases? Sonora, CA Hit by Mysterious Clockwork “BOOMS” Daily for Years & the New Explanation Makes No Sense:

For years now, residents of Sonora, California have been hearing a window-shaking loud and so far officially unexplained BOOM! that always happens between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.

Inquisitr reports that the explanation floating around Sonora from a local geologist/teacher is that an Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada, all the way across the state and behind a mountain range which disposes of old munitions like bombs, might be what residents have been hearing. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

Crushing Debt Has Taken the Economy Hostage: “Going to Implode. It’s a Certainty”:

This article was written by Joshua Krause and originally published at The Daily Sheeple.

Editor’s Comment: Few things are more reassuring than certainty. And one certainty you can bet on is that this house of cards won’t last. How much farther can things be stretched thin? How much more can the world take? The looming implosion of the global economy is a question of when, not if.

There is a great deal of anxiety about when and how things will go down, and how the world will react. But no one can really doubt whether or not the system is sound… in fact, it is entirely certain that it isn’t. Too many have taken on way more than they can handle, and the future looks simply disastrous. Beware and be forewarned.

It Looks Like the Global Debt Bomb Is Ready to Blow

by Joshua Krause

In recent years we’ve seen global debts soar to heights never before seen in human history. Before the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, public and private debts were already out of control, but when the governments of the world tried to keep the global economy together with all their might, they did so by going into debt, to the tune of over $200 trillion. And that’s just what the numbers looked like the last time anyone checked back in 2014. Who knows how much debt the world is in now. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

Multiple Casualties Reported After “Shooting Rampage” Terrorist Attack In Munich, Shooters On The Loose – Live Feed

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Jul 22

Left-Right Divide Explodes In Spitting, Swearing, Fight As Alex Jones Interrupts ‘Young Turks’ At RNC:

In a dramatic example of the extreme polarization between the left- and right-leaning American public, a ‘brawl’ broke out between famous left-wing host of “The Young Turks” Cenk Uygur and controversial conservative Alex Jones (of InfoWars) on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention. The contretemps was caught on tape in Media Row at the GOP convention, but as The Hill reports, it’s unclear from the video what exactly they were arguing about beyond name-calling – “anti-liberal,” “bitch,” “hatchet man,” “liar” – and a suggestion that Uygur doesn’t talk enough about Saudi Arabia.

Uygur, the host of a popular left-wing web video show, called Stone a “piece of crap” and “the biggest liar in media.”

“Bullshit! Bullshit! Bullshit!” shouted back Stone, a longtime Trump adviser who has no official role on the campaign.

InfoWars founder Jones stood over Uygur on the show’s set, holding a microphone, gesticulating in the progressive host’s face and urging him to debate Stone.

“First of all, Alex, this ain’t your f—ing show,” Uygur shouted back. “And Roger, this surely ain’t your f—ing show.” Continue reading »

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Jul 22

“The Hillary Leaks” – Wikileaks Releases 19,252 Previously Unseen DNC Emails:

The state department’s release of Hillary emails may be over, but that of Wikileaks is just starting.

Moments ago, Julian Assange’s whistleblower organization released over 19,000 emails and more than 8,000 attachments from the Democratic National Committee. This is part one of their new Hillary Leaks series, Wikileaks said in press release. To wit: Continue reading »

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Jul 22

US Has Spent $11.5 Million A Day For Past 542 Days Straight In Fight Against ISIS:

After two years of bombing, the U.S. recently marked a horrendous milestone in a war with no clear end in sight.

Vocativ reported that the American-led coalition in the Middle East has now dropped 50,000 bombs in the ongoing campaign against Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the terrorist group commonly known as ISIS or ISIL in the West) that began in August 2014.

The analysis noted that bombing has increased with time, peaking in June when coalition forces dropped 3,167 bombs on Iraq and Syria.

“By comparison, U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan have dropped just over 16,000 bombs in the last six years, military data shows,” Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, a senior writer for Vocativ, wrote on Tuesday. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

Sen. Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton’s Top VP Pick Lets Big Banks Know He’s In Their Corner:

How Tim Kaine is signaling that he’ll be ‘an asset with banking interests on the fundraising trail’

 Sounding another alarm for progressives wary of the Democratic establishment’s support for Wall Street, the man said to be leading the pack of potential Hillary Clinton running mates – Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine – has just this week sent a clear message to big banks: He’s in their corner.

Kaine, who is reportedly Bill Clinton’s favorite for the vice presidential slot, signed onto two letters on Monday pushing for financial deregulation – letters that show the Clinton camp “how Kaine could be an asset with banking interests on the fundraising trail,” according to David Dayen at The Intercept on Wednesday. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

WSJ Reporter’s “Shocking” Discovery: DHS Can Confiscate Any Device Along The Border Without Suspicion:

A WSJ reporter who covers the Middle East had a very “troubling” close-encounter with the US police superstate.

Maria Abi-Habib was detained by federal agents at Los Angeles International Airport, who demanded to confiscate her two cell phones, and was shocked to learn that border agents have the authority to do that. The reporter has both U.S. and Lebanese citizenship and was traveling on an American passport. She was flying into Los Angeles from Beirut last Thursday when she taken out of line at immigration. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

H/t reader squodgy:

“Where do we focus?
The PTB are setting us all up for a Global conflict which is designed to enable them, the banksters (Rothschilds), to hide themselves in a smokescreen and avoid association with the failed FIAT monetary system they created which is set to collapse due to burgeoning debt they irresponsibly allowed to feed their greed.

They tried to initiate the conflict with the Ukraine, but Vlad dowsed that one, Then they tried Syria with US funded ISIS, and Vlad dowsed that one with a big stick. So now we are looking over the horizon to China.

Will the decoy conflict be the South China Sea?”


Who has Sovereignty in the South China Sea?:

In 1949, Communist troops led by Mao Zedong defeated the Nationalist forces led by Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek). The Guomindang (KMT) escaped across the Taiwan Strait to the island of Taiwan. The United States continued to recognize the KMT as the government of all China and pledged the US 7th fleet to the so-called defense of Taiwan. With that policy, the United States effectively intervened in the Chinese civil war with the declared aim to to prevent the reintegration of all China under a Communist government.

In 1979, US president Jimmy Carter transferred recognition from Taipei to Beijing as being the government of China. Economic opportunities and seeking to drive a wedge between China and the USSR were behind “US interests.”

To this day, Taiwan stands as a poignant reminder that military weakness has rendered China unwhole. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

US Trying to Sabotage the Nicaragua Grand Canal being built by China’s HKND Group?:

On June 14 a group of Americans were deported after the authorities deemed their actions to be sufficiently suspicious. Two of them worked for US Customs and Border Protection and tried to «inspect» the work of the Nicaraguan customs agency without permission from the Nicaraguan government. They had also taken steps to obtain information about shipments of military equipment from Russia, including plans to import T-72 tanks. The US embassy in Managua protested the expulsions and explained that their «inspectors» were interested in restricted-access sites simply as part of their mission to combat international terrorism. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

FYI.

Trump is an elite puppet, just like Hillary Clinton.


Leftists Planning Coup On President Trump? L.A. Times Says “Voters Must Stop Him Before Military Has To”:

How far will they go to destroy this country? Liberals and globalists are already plotting several moves ahead.

If Donald Trump beats Hillary, they are already contemplating a Plan B.

In a  op-ed, L.A. Times. writer James Kirchick dangles the ambiguous but ominous threat, “If Trump wins, a coup isn’t impossible here in the U.S.” Continue reading »

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Jul 22

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Nigel Farage Announces European Referendum Tour:

Proclaiming his support for new British PM Theresa May, former UKIP head Nigel Farage explained “she has said ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and I believe her,” before announcing plans for his European Referendum Tour during a much at the Republican national convention yesterday. Farage told Politico that he would start a tour of European cities in September to help spread the appetite for referendums on EU membership beyond the UK.

“One of the joys of not continuing as party leader is having more time, so I will be traveling around Europe helping other independence movements, but I won’t be telling them how to vote,” Farage said. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

Half Of TSA’s 30,000 Employees Accused Of Misconduct; Nearly A Third Multiple Times:

The TSA is a multibillion dollar agency with nearly zero redeemable qualities. It can only act in hindsight, does almost nothing to make traveling safer, and seemingly devotes most of its screening efforts to toddlers, cancer patients, and ensuring carry-on liquids do not exceed three ounces.

What it lacks in competency, it makes up in misconduct. Lines at security checkpoints have slowed to a crawl. Making it through the tedious, invasive process sometimes means inadvertently “donating” expensive electronics to sticky-fingered agents. The TSA’s morale is generally on par with Congress’ approval rates. And, when it’s all said and done, the people hired to protect travelers just plain suck at their job. Continue reading »

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Jul 22

Related info:

I WAITED TO SAY THIS UNTIL IT COULD BE ABSOLUTELY PROVEN: NO BULLETS WERE EVER FIRED AT THE TRUCK.

France: Nice Truck Driver Rampage Story Has A Glaring Hole


Nice officials reject request to delete truck attack surveillance footage:

Anti-terror agency asks authorities to destroy images as ministers face growing criticism over security measures on 14 July

Authorities in Nice have refused a request from French anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week’s deadly truck attack, amid growing questions over the scale of the police presence at the time.

The city received a letter this week from the SDAT anti-terrorism agency asking for images of the 14 July attack to be destroyed, an official at Nice city hall said on Friday. Continue reading »

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