UPDATE – ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. ANNOUNCES THE WORLD MERCURY PROJECT’S $100,000 CHALLENGE WITH GOAL OF STOPPING USE OF HIGHLY TOXIC MERCURY IN VACCINES.
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Conclusion: In the face of the current situation, I want to reiterate the need to evacuate, immediately. If the authorities will not act responsibly, the locals need to just pack up and leave. You can bet that if the 2 million people were all illegal aliens that Gov. Brown would have already commenced evacuations.
How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State. by Nafeez Ahmed and shared by Leuren Moret, MUST READ
A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction
. . . This investigation will help to establish a ground state for anyone on which to build a meaningful strategy of response that accounts for the full systemic complexity of our Trumpian moment. . . [I haven’t had time to read this, but it seems to be the sort of article with which we all need to spend time. ~J continue]
UPDATE – CONCLUSION (FOR BUSY PEOPLE): In an alternative scenario, agents at different levels in both parties, third parties, and across civil society begin to see our Trumpian moment for what it really is.
They realize that both the conservative and liberal polarities are being disrupted by the global systemic crisis. That the Deep State is being disrupted by the global systemic crisis. And that Trump is merely an effort by a branch of the Deep State to stave off the disruption. And that the failures of the other branch of the Deep State are precisely what enabled and emboldened this eventuality.
In that scenario, the current political tendencies of the millennial generation open the possibility for new paths forward for politics, whether conservative or liberal: to re-build their parties, organizations and paradigms in accordance with the emerging dynamics of a global system in transition to a new phase state: beyond carbon, beyond endless growth, beyond mass consumerism, beyond the banal polarities of left and rig
UPDATE WITH DR. AHMED’S CREDRMTIALS: Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is an award-winning 15-year investigative journalist and creator of INSURGE intelligence, a crowdfunded public interest investigative journalism project.
His work has been published in The Guardian, VICE, Independent on Sunday, The Independent, The Scotsman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, Quartz, The New Statesman, Prospect, Le Monde diplomatique, Raw Story, New Internationalist, Huffington Post UK, Al-Arabiya English, AlterNet, The Ecologist, and Asia Times, among other places.
Nafeez’s work on the root causes and covert operations linked to international terrorism officially contributed to the 9/11 Commission and the 7/7 Coroner’s Inquest.
In 2015, Nafeez won the Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for his Guardian story on the energy politics of the Ukraine crisis. The previous year he won a Project Censored Award for his Guardian article on climate-induced food crises and civil unrest. In 2010, Nafeez won the Routledge-GCPS Essay Prize for his academic paper on the ‘Crisis of Civilisation’ published in the journal Global Change, Peace and Security. He also won the Premio Napoli (Naples Prize) in 2003, Italy’s most prestigious literary award created by decree of the President of the Republic. Nafeez has twice been featured in the Evening Standard’s ‘Top 1,000’ list of most influential people in London, in 2014 and 2015.
Michael Flynn: minding our own business vs. saving the world, by Jon Rappoport . . . Jon looks at our role as ‘the meddling messiah.’
Flynn talked to some Russian and said the US under Trump might ease sanctions against Russia? This was the high crime? This was why he had to go?
What sanctions? Imposed for what purpose? What are all these people in Washington talking about?
Let’s go back to the beginning.
At the founding of the Republic, there was a chance to mind our own national business, and a few years later, outgoing President George Washington warned the country to stay away from entangling foreign alliances.
But of course he was ignored.
So flashing forward, now we hear about interconnected, global, “inevitable situations” which require our attention.
Interest rates, trade imbalances, taxes, wars, foreign military bases, binding treaties, unfriendly regimes, national debt, loans unpaid; on and on it goes—as if these cluster-problems arose out of some sacred duty to solve other people’s difficulties; and we’re locked in, we have to meddle, we have to be the meddling messiah, we’re deep in a massive soap opera called interdependence. . . continue
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Dennis Kucinich asks, “Who knows what the truth is anymore?” He suggests that Americans better come together! He describes how serious the issue is! Must listen.
Russia will not be talked to from a position of strength, only as an equal partner, the Russian defense minister said, commenting on the latest remark by his US counterpart. It comes as senior military commanders of the two nations are about to meet.
“We are prepared to restore cooperation with the Pentagon,” Sergey Shoigu told journalists on Thursday. “But attempts to establish a dialogue with from a position of strength would be fruitless.”
“Just as we did throughout the darkest days of the Cold War, the United States remains willing to keep open political channels of cooperation and deescalate tensions,” he said. “We remain open to opportunities to restore a cooperative relationship with Moscow, while being realistic in our expectations and ensuring our diplomats negotiate from a position of strength.”
. . . but (whom can we trust anymore). . .
Pentagon official to CNN: Proposal to deploy US ground troops in Syria ‘possible’, Kremlin says absurd to respond
Pentagon Chief’s Ultimatum To NATO: “Boost Military Spending Or The U.S. Will Cut Its Support”, Zerohedge . . . If the US is being forced out of the Middle East as Niall Bradley suggests — and correctly, I think, the Military Industrial Complex will not have an easy means to make war/money. Is that what all this created-hysteria is really about? It feels to me like they are really frantic!
Russia’s Lavrov To Tillerson: “We Do Not Interfere In The Domestic Matters Of Other Countries”, Zerohedge
According to the Chinese press, the draft would empower maritime authorities to prevent foreign ships from entering Chinese waters if it is decided that the ships may harm traffic safety and order. The draft revisions would grant authorities the right to designate specific areas and temporarily bar foreign ships from passing through those areas according to their own assessment of maritime traffic safety. The revisions are based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and Chinese laws on the sea, adjacent areas and exclusive economic zones, the office said.
It was not clear how China would implement and enforce this bar, or what the punishment for transgressors would be.
A U-turn by Trump promises cooperation with China . . . Question: How many more U-Turns will we have to experience on this subject?
[…] Responding to a question from a reporter, Netanyahu said that the best way to find peace would be through “regional approach from involving our newfound Arab partners in pursuit of a broader peace and peace with the Palestinians.”
Trump was visibly surprised by Netanyahu’s level of openness and even said that he didn’t expect the Israeli leader to speak about the negotiations publicly. However, since it already happened, the president promised to announce soon a major Middle East initiative that will be much broader than previous proposals, concentrated on the two-state solution. According to Trump, it’s up to Israelis and Palestinians to decide whether they want to live in two separate states or may coexist within one country.
Lessons from the first week of the Bundy standoff trial – Checking in on jury selection and opening statements.