Jun 30

This Is How Venezuelan Truckers Avoid Looters:

You know it’s bad in the socialist utopia when…

Venezuelan trucks – afraid of looting – now carry “Not Transporting Food” signs…

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h/t @AKurmanaev

Who can blame them – no one wants the money anymore, it’s worthless – as many food trucks now require armed guards to keep them safe

With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.

Venezuela is convulsing from hunger.

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Jun 30

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President Of The European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker Drunk In Public, Slaps Leaders (Must-See Video)


Caught On Film – Juncker “Disappears” Farage:

“Lyin'” Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, tries to prevent photographers from snapping Nigel Farage, who looks on with justifiable schadenfreude.

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Why is Juncker doing this? Apparently to remind the photographer that Farage is a non-person whose image must not be seen in the newspapers.

h/t GalliaWatch blog

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Jun 30

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Soros: Brexit Has “Unleashed” A Financial Crisis Similar to 2008:

Prior to the Brexit vote, George Soros was one of the notable names who came out to implore the voters to decide to remain in the EU. At that time, Soros took scaremongering to a new level by writing an op-ed titled “The Brexit crash will make all of you poorer – be warned.” Following the referendum, Soros came back to write “the catastrophic scenario that many feared has materialized, making the disintegration of the EU practically irreversible.”

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In remarks made to the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday, Soros made yet another round of dramatic statements. Expanding on comments made over the weekend about the “inevitable disintegration” of the EU, Soros said Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has “unleashed” a crisis in financial markets similar to the global financial crisis of 2007 and 2008.

“This has been unfolding in slow motion, but Brexit will accelerate it. It is likely to reinforce the deflationary trends that were already prevalent,” the billionaire investor said on Thursday. Continue reading »

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Jun 30

Bill Clinton Holds ‘Private’ Meeting With Loretta Lynch As FBI Probes Hillary:

With the release of the official report on Benghazi by the House Select Committee earlier this week, one of two major concerns for the Clinton campaign has been able to be put to bed. However, one very large concern continues to loom over Clinton, and that is the FBI investigation into whether or not Hillary improperly handled classified material as Secretary of State.

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Since it was revealed that Huma Abedin and other close aides were being interviewed by the FBI back in May, news from the investigation has been relatively quiet. FBI Director James Comey said last month regarding the investigation that “We want to do it well and we want to do it promptly. As between the two things, we will always choose well.Continue reading »

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Jun 30

Not ‘The Onion’ – Why Elections Are Bad For Democracy:

Following James Traub’s mind-numbingly-elitist rebuttal of the democratic rights of “we, the people” in favor of allowing “they, the elite” to ensure the average joe doesn’t run with scissors, “It’s time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses.”

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The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry

The Guardian’s David Van Reybrouck, originally posted at The Guardian appears willing to take the fight for elite survival even further…proclaiming “our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people…. you do not ask everyone to vote on an issue few people really understand, but you draft a random sample of the population and make sure they come to the grips with the subject matter in order to take a sensible decision. A cross-section of society that is informed can act more coherently than an entire society that is uninformed.”

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Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a simple majority. Never before has the fate of a country – of an entire continent, in fact – been changed by the single swing of such a blunt axe, wielded by disenchanted and poorly informed citizens.

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Jun 30

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DARK Act Passes Senate Committee, A Coup For Big Ag Corporations:

On Tuesday June 23rd, it was reported that the Senate’s Agriculture Committee had reached a deal on GMO food labeling and what is essentially a slightly modified version of what clean food proponents have labeled the DARK Act (Denying Americans the Right to Know Act).

Senators, corporations and the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association are hailing the bill as the victory for the art of compromise. While labeling proponents and otherwise thinking Americans realize that the bill is nothing more than an attempt to prevent them from actually knowing what they’re eating as well as an attempt to prevent states from making that information available to them. Continue reading »

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Jun 30

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Report to Supporters: The British Woke UP — Can The Americans?:

Report to Supporters

The British Woke UP — Can The Americans?

Paul Craig Roberts

Many thanks for the support that you give to the website and for the words of encouragement and appreciation that you send to me. The website resulted from you calling me out of retirement. It is widely read and translated into foreign languages.

I try to read every email, but it is not possible for me to read and comment on the many articles and books that you send or to respond to your questions over a wide range of issues, not all of which I know anything about.

This website is a great deal of work.

In our time to be truthful is to be provocative. To write provocatively leaves little room for error or mistatement as today’s euphemism terms it. I could shill for the establishment and be wrong 98% of the time and nothing ever would be said about it. But there is no forgiveness for a provocative truth-teller.

You have open inquiring minds and you want to know. Your motives are not to protect your illusions and delusions or to reinforce your emotional needs. This is why I write for you. Continue reading »

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Jun 30

Russian State Duma Passes Total Ban on GMO Crops and Animals:

Russia’s State Duma adopted Friday the third and final reading of a government bill that introduces a total ban on the cultivation and breeding in Russia of genetically modified (GM) plants and animals, except for scientific research purposes.

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Source: tass.ru

The Sate Duma has also given the Russian Government the right to prevent the import of products containing GMOs in to Russia, if it is revealed that a specific GMO has a negative impact on human health and/or the environment

Russia’s Agriculture Minister, Alexander Tkachev, stated Friday;  ”The Ministry of Agriculture is strongly against GMOs, Russian products will remain clean.” Continue reading »

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Jun 30

In Shocking Move, Boris Johnson Says He Won’t Run For UK Prime Minister, Tory Leader:

In the latest stunning development out of UK politics, moments ago during a press conference in which Boris Johnson -the man who led the Leave campaign – was widely expected to announce he would run for UK premier and Conservative party leader, the former London mayor, who was considered a frontrunner for the post, announced he would not stand for premier or Tory leader.

During his press conference in London Johnson said that “having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament I have concluded this person cannot be me.”  Continue reading »

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Jun 30

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US Consumers Union Slams New GMO Labeling Dark Act:

On Thursday, U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced a deal on legislation related to the labeling of genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. The new Dark Act would nullify state laws requiring clear, on-package labeling of food with GMOs and replace them with an ineffective national standard to be set two years from now by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Jean Halloran, director of food policy initiatives for Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, issued this statement in response: Continue reading »

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Jun 30

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Bikini Islanders Still Deal with Fallout of US Nuclear Tests, 70 Years Later

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Jun 30

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Hillary Clinton’s Vow To College Grads: I’ll Outsource Your Jobs To Foreign Graduates:

Hillary Clinton today promised donors that she’ll provide Green Cards to an unlimited number of foreign college graduates, even though the resulting flood of university-trained foreign labor will drown the lifetime wages and career prospects of her college-indebted American supporters.

The open-borders promise to foreign graduates is posted at her campaign, and is titled “Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation.”

As part of a comprehensive immigration solution, Hillary would “staple” a green card to STEM masters and PhDs from accredited institutions—enabling international students who complete degrees in these fields to move to green card status.

The promise was slammed by Sen. Jeff Sessions, chairman of the Senate’s immigration panel. Continue reading »

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Jun 30

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AMBASSADOR COLLEEN BELL – Remarks to the Foreign Affairs Committee, Hungarian Parliament


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US Ambassador to Hungary: Overthrow Assad, Let in Refugees, and Fight Russia…or Else!:

If anyone wants a short course on what’s wrong with US diplomacy look no further than US Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bell’s speech Friday to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In typical diplo-speak there was plenty of flowery language about shared values, fish swimming together in the same water (?), sappy poetics like “together, out of that winter, we would force the spring,” and talk of together being “part of the world’s greatest military and political alliance.”

But make no mistake: Inside Ambassador Bell’s velvet glove is an iron fist, poised to strike should Washington’s annoyingly independent-minded Fidesz-led government step out of line on the big issues. And by “big” issues it should be understood that the US means the issues it considers in the interests of its own foreign policy, not those in Hungary’s interest.

Message to Hungary: do as we say or you will be sorry. Continue reading »

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Jun 30

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European Commission Extends Glyphosate License without Real Restrictions:

The unelected European Commission (EC) has unilaterally extended the license of glyphosate until the end of 2017, despite the democratic European member states creating the Great Glyphosate Rebellion by repeatedly not reaching an agreement to renew the approval of the World’s most used herbicide.

The EC has proposed to the Member States certain restrictions on the conditions of use of the probable carcinogen glyphosate, GM Watch reported Wednesday.

However, the restrictions are not significant. The conditions include: Continue reading »

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Jun 30

FYI.

With or without Donald Trump, … this is the Greatest Depression.


Paul Singer: “Donald Trump Will Cause A Widespread Global Depression”:

It was not unti today, one day after Trump revealed the full extent of his trade program, that Singer lashed out and revealed the full extent of his loathing for Trump. During a discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Singer told CNBC that “the most impactful of the economic policies that I recall him coming out for are these anti-trade policies,” Singer said “And I think if he actually stuck to those policies and gets elected president, it’s close to a guarantee of a global depression, widespread global depression.

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Jun 29

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FEMA representatives came out and said that food shortages will abount by 2020 and food prices will rise by 400%. This summary was from the larger Food Chain Reaction Global Food Security Group Workshop. The findings were startling. All governments across the planet know the Grand Solar Minimum is arriving, and they had this exercise to discover the ramifications on our global food yields and delivery systems. Losses and chaos was the outcome.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06…

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Food Chain Reaction Story http://motherboard.vice.com/read/fema…
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Jun 29

FEMA Contractor: Unrest After 395% Food Price Spike Coming Soon:

Preparations by various cogs of the national security complex, including FEMA, indicate a coming worldwide food shortage — and a resulting crisis marked by extreme civil unrest around the globe.

As Motherboard noted of two reports published previously by CNA Corporation, but which largely escaped attention, the world’s food supply could be insufficient to maintain even current populations much further into the future. And the crisis — which several factors indicate may already be underway — may begin to worsen considerably as early as 2020.

Employing a desktop game simulation of the conditions of a global food shortage, titled “Food Chain Reaction,” CNA’s Institute for Public Research brought together “65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions,” Motherboard explained. And the Institute, which oversaw the simulation, “primarily provides scientific research services for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA].” Continue reading »

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Jun 29

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Scathing new report shows just how bankrupt Social Security really is:

Last week, a group of analysts published an astonishing report about the future of Social Security in the United States, and their remarks were nothing short of damning.

According to their calculations, for example, these analysts claim that Social Security is already running a huge deficit to the tune of tens of billions of dollars each year.

In fact, this Social Security funding deficit has been taking place for several years now, and it’s actually accelerating. So the problem worsens each year. Continue reading »

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Jun 29

FYI.


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‘Elites’ Called To Arms: “It’s Time To Rise Up Against The Ignorant Masses”:

It appears the powers that be just are not going to take it anymore. Having mistakenly allowed the people of Britain to exercise their free will, Foreign Policy’s James Traub exclaims,“It’s time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses.”

The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry

Authored by James Traub, originally posted at ForeignPolicy.com, Continue reading »

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Jun 29

Puerto Rico To Default On July 1 After Senate Passes Bailout Bill:

Moments ago, following the overwhelming passage of a Puerto Rico bailout bill by the US House of Representatives, Congress found itself on the edge of sending the PR debt relief Bill for the president signature, when the Senate, in a 68-32 vote, likewise passed the measure. This makes final passage of the legislation a virtual certainty as sixty votes were needed to clear the procedural hurdle, but only a majority vote is necessary on final passage.

The legislation allows Puerto Rico to restructure $70 billion in debt and establish an outside control board to steer the island’s troubled finances. President Obama supports the package, and is expected to quickly sign it. Continue reading »

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Jun 29

Caught On Tape: US Destroyer Comes ‘Dangerously Close’ To Russian Patrol Boat In The Med:

Another day, another report of a US encounter with Russia – it is certainly becoming a routine event. In a statement made on Tuesday, the USS Gravely approached the Yaroslav Mudry, a Russian frigate, on June 17, passing at a distance of 55 meters (180ft), the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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The US guided-missile destroyer Gravely breached international safety rules by coming withing dangerous proximity of the Yaroslav Mudry in the eastern Mediterranean, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

According to the statement, the warship’s captain and crew violated the international Regulations for Preventing Collisions at sea (COLREGS) which govern the conduct of two or more vessels when they meet at sea in order to prevent dangerous situations.

From RT

The US sailors, in particular, neglected Rule 13, which stipulates that an overtaking vessel must keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken,” the Defense Ministry said. It added that the USS Gravely had also violated Rule 15, which says that a vessel that has another vessel on the starboard side must yield and avoid crossing ahead of her. Continue reading »

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Jun 29

Germany Just Blew Up Italy’s Bank Bailout Plan:

Germany opposes any attempt to shield private bank investors from losses if Italy pushes ahead with plans to recapitalize lenders. Merkel’s government says that European Union rules on handling struggling banks should apply in any rescue effort, including forcing losses on shareholders and some creditors before public money can be injected. The government in Berlin rejects the argument that the U.K. vote to leave the EU constitutes an “exceptional circumstance.”

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Jun 29

There Is Now A Staggering $11.7 Trillion In Negative Yielding Debt:

It was not even a month ago when we last looked at the total amount of negative yielding debt around the globe, and were shocked to find that according to Fitch, for the first time in history (obviously), there was over $10 trillion in negative yielding debt. Fast forward 4 weeks later, and the grand total is now $1.3 trillion higher, or $11.7 trillion.

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Jun 29

John Kerry Shocker: Says Iran ‘Helpful’ in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq:

Throughout the US occupation of Iraq from 2003-2011, the US regularly blamed Iran every time the war was going poorly, even though both they and Iran were backing the same Shi’ite-dominated government. In the early going of the ISIS war in Iraq, the US has often complained about Iran’s involvement, even though again, they are on the same side.

So while he may be stating the fairly obvious, Secretary of State John Kerry made some very controversial statements today when he said that Iran was “helpful” in the war against ISIS, and acknowledged that they and the US have “a common interest” in ISIS’ defeat. Continue reading »

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Jun 29

H/t reader squodgy:

“There have been several recent reports of UN military vehicles being transported over several eastern States.
A year ago, there were similar reports for the Western States.

Mr.Snyder is trying to join the dots.”


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What Is The Government Preparing For?:

You may not be getting prepared for a major national disaster, but the government sure is.  I have been informed that in recent months numerous emergency food companies have been contacted by the government, and they have been told that their inventories could potentially be seized in the event of a significant emergency.  And as you will see below, the government recently participated in an exercise that simulated “an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade”.  In addition, NPR has just revealed details about the very secretive Strategic National Stockpile program that is storing billions of dollars worth of medical supplies in warehouses around the nation.  This is a program that most Americans do not even know exists.  On top of everything else, strange reports of military vehicles with UN markings have been coming in from all over the nation.  So what in the world is the government up to?  Why are they working so feverishly hard to get prepared?

Let’s begin our discussion with the Strategic National Stockpile.  According to NPR, there are at least six of these warehouses at various locations around the country, and they are holding at least seven billion dollars worth of supplies… Continue reading »

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Jun 29

EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations:

A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions.

According to a review of contributions by The Hill, Boston-based Suffolk Construction made two contributions of $100,000 to Priorities USA, which is backing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.   Continue reading »

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Jun 29

Child Rapists In Indonesia To Be Punished With Castration And Death Penalty

Pedophiles in Indonesia Will Now Be Punished With Castration or Death:

Effective immediately, child rapists in Indonesia may be punished with chemical castration and/or the death sentence.

Last week, news surfaced of SC Johnson billionaire Samuel Curtis receiving a four-month prison sentence for sexually abusing his 12-year-old stepdaughter for three years. Understandably, activists were upset by the news, especially since the lenient sentence was a result of his affluent ties.

If Johnson had received the punishment reserved for child rapists in Indonesia, however, the world would have likely been too happy with with the reprimand received for his heinous crime.

As it is, only Indonesia seems to have a real understanding of the trauma inflicted upon young children when they’re sexually abused – or an awe-inspiring sense of justice. This was made clear when the president of Indonesia decreed a new law which punishes child sex abusers with chemical castration and/or death. Continue reading »

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Jun 29

H/t reader squodgy:

“Just sat and watched the RT report on this.

Sorry to sound cynical, again, but it didn’t feel right. Emergency medical teams stood around chatting, ‘injuries’ on those filmed looked superficial. The replay of the bomb vest being detonated and exploding doesn’t quite seem continuous.

We shall see, but for now I’m suspecting another PSYOP.”


Istanbul airport attack: 41 dead after suicide bombers strike Ataturk International airport in Turkey

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Jun 28

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Farage Slams The EU Parliament: “You’re Not Laughing Now Are You?”:

In his first appearance in European Parliament since the Brexit vote, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was greeted with raucous jeers and boos (presumably for enabling The Brits to exercise their democratic right to self-determination). Once EU President Martin Schulz had demanded (ironically) that they listen, Farage began his ‘victory’ speech by reminding his so-called peers of their laughter when he first suggested UK should leave The EU – “you’re not laughing now… are you!”

“..and the reason you’re so upset, the reason you’re so angry, the reason you’re not laughing is simple – you as a political project are in denial”

Other MEPs were vocal…

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Continue reading »

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Jun 28

Iceland Proves You Don’t Need a Politician or Businessman as President

With admiration, many have been observing Iceland’s handling of the banking crisis that jolted the entire world in recent years. Now experiencing a unique economic recovery, the Icelandic public became aware in 2008 that the nation’s private banks had borrowed some $120 billion dollars, ten times the size of Iceland’s economy, creating an economic bubble which forced housing prices to double, and saddled the nation’s people with debt. Continue reading »

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