In times of universal deceit, telling
the truth is a revolutionary act.
         - George Orwell


Napoleon once observed that "history" is a set of lies agreed upon. In an era of ubiquitous fake news and information warfare, this has never been more true. The very concept of objective truth in history is fading out of our world. Pure propaganda and outright lies are passing into our history textbooks as unquestioned truth, condemning future generations to false views about historical reality. But the task of sifting through the lies and propaganda is overwhelming, limited by the ambition and time constraints of most observors. Only those who have dedicated their lives to sorting reality from falsehood are qualified to rewrite "consensus" history as a duty to humanity. The contributors to this site endeavor to do just that.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Has Google Become A Major Threat To Democracy In America?

 Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty
 Blitzkrieg blog, reposted on zerohedge.com
 by Tyler Durden, Aug 31, 2017 

      About 10 years ago, Tim Wu, the Columbia Law professor who coined the term network neutrality, made this prescient comment: “To love Google, you have to be a little bit of a monarchist, you have to have faith in the way people traditionally felt about the king.”  Wu was right. And now, Google has established a pattern of lobbying and threatening to acquire power. It has reached a dangerous point common to many monarchs: The moment where it no longer wants to allow dissent.

The Clinton Crime Family - Forty Years of Egregious Felonies

       How is it that former President and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton are still walking the streets and travelling the world as heroes after decades of exposure as two of the most corrupt people on the planet?  Countless researchers have exposed their crimes for more than forty years, which include:  rampant illicit drug use, large-scale drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, bribery, blackmail, racketeering, illegal arms sales, child sex trafficking, organ harvesting, charity fraud, murder, and so much more.  Many of those researchers have paid with their lives, including Victor Thorn.
       One of the top researchers into high crimes in high places is Jake Morphonios, creator and host of the End Times News Report on YouTube.  Watch the following video (in two parts) to learn the history of this dynamic duo of egregious felony crimes, Bill and Hillary Clinton:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Roy Cohn - The CIA Pedophile Ring Leader of An Evil Mechanism of Political Control

       How do you control a politician?  Compromise him.  Secretly video-tape him having sex with someone other than his wife - like a prostitute or a child - and use that videotape to blackmail him.  It's that simple.  The mastermind of such operations in the US for more than thirty years was Roy Cohn.
       Cohn was the right-hand man of Senator Joseph McCarthy during the early 1950's witch-hunt against alleged Communists.  He allied himself with top Republicans like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.  Cohn held a leadership position with the Western Goals Foundation and the Council for National Policy - two powerful conservative think-tanks with ties to the riches and most powerful people in the US.  Cohn's law practice had deep ties to organized crime, as well as the Catholic Archdiocese of New York. He was also a close ally of Donald Trump.  What has become increasingly clear is that Cohn was the CIA mastermind behind Washington's pedophile blackmail network, which is alive and well today.

Why Google Made The NSA

  Authored by Nafeez Ahmed via Medium.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
Aug 29, 2017

       Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet... Part II

       Mass surveillance is about control. It’s promulgators may well claim, and even believe, that it is about control for the greater good, a control that is needed to keep a cap on disorder, to be fully vigilant to the next threat. But in a context of rampant political corruption, widening economic inequalities, and escalating resource stress due to climate change and energy volatility, mass surveillance can become a tool of power to merely perpetuate itself, at the public’s expense.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Punked Again: Ronald Bernard Is Alive And Well; Many (Including Myself) Fell Victim to Fake News

       Good news!  Dutch former-banker and whistleblower Ronald Bernard is alive and well, after news circulated widely across the Internet in recent days that he was dead.  The fake news story was written by Baxter Dmitry and posted on NewsPunch.com, and picked up by other news outlets.  Dmitry, it turns out, is a fake news provacateur, and used a Florida obituary of one 'Ronald Bernard Fernandez' to fool his audience.  He even had David Zublick of the America Talks Radio Program fooled, and me as well.  A phone call to interviewer and television host Irma Schiffers in Holland by Sean from SGTReport.com confirmed that indeed, Bernard is alive and well.
       May Ronald Bernard - a Truthseeker extraordinaire - continue his good work sharing his truth and compassion with the world, exposing light in dark places.

Hurricane Harvey: A Geoengineering Weather Modification Project?

       While it may sound absurd, many are now suggesting that Hurricane Harvey is in fact a manufactured weather system, steered into Texas by design by mysterious actors behind the scenes.  Impossible?  Don't rule it out so quickly.
      We have long known that the US government holds numerous patents for weather modification.  Speculation has been rife for decades about the nefarious purposes of the HAARP project, based in Gakona, Alaska.  Then we have the irrefutable research of people like Dane Wigington, who have exposed the global "chemtrails" operations which were, up until this year, being conducted in secret.  Is aluminum and barium being sprayed in the atmosphere to act as focal points for directed energy weapons which can create massive storm systems on demand? Watch the many videos below and decide for yourself.

The Truth Will Not Be Googled

 Authored by Claire Connelly via 
RenegadeInc.com, reposted on zerohedge.com
by Tyler Durden, Aug 19, 2017 

       Google has come under scrutiny by free-speech organisations for shutting down neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, seemingly too distracted to notice the tech giant has been waging a censorship campaign against news organisations that publish content which conflicts with the narrative of the Washington establishment, along with Facebook and Twitter on the grounds of ‘fake news’.
       While web-hosting services have been criticised for cancelling the registration of neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, progressive left-leaning sites are losing Google ranking and traffic because of a deliberate move to censor “fake” news by the internet search giant.

The 5 Steps To World Domination

 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Aug 29, 2017 

       You don't need an army to achieve World Domination; all you need is enough cheap credit to buy up everything that generates the highest value and/or income.

World Domination--it has a nice ring, doesn't it? Here's how to achieve it in 5 steps:

How The CIA Made Google

 Authored by Nafeez Ahmed via Medium.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
Aug 28, 2017 
     
       Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet...

       INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project, breaks the exclusive story of how the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’

Monday, August 28, 2017

R.I.P. Liz MacKean - Yet Another Child Sex Trafficking Truthseeker Found Dead

       BBC journalist Elizabeth MacKean, once named 'Journalist of the Decade' in Britain, was found dead last week (August 18th).  She had been a tireless Truthseeker her entire career, but hit a brick wall in 2011 after trying to expose the child sex trafficking of arch-British-pedophile Jimmy Savile.  Her Newsnight expose was cancelled by the BBC in December 2011 because it implicated many members of the highest echelons of British power - the royal family and parliamentarians.
       Her death is suspicious:  ostensibly caused by a stroke, it is undoubtedly the result of the "heart attack gun" used repeatedly by the CIA and MI6 to dispose of journalists who get too close to the truth.  This "gun" fires a frozen dart of poison into an unsuspecting victim, leaving only a pin-prick hole on the surface of the skin.  Targets are pronounced dead by "natural causes" since heart attacks cannot be blamed on external forces.


R.I.P. Ronald Bernard - A Truthseeker Extraordinaire is Found Dead

       Less than six months after abandoning Europe's banking elite to become a whistleblower and proponent of truth and compassion, Ronald Bernard is dead.  He was found floating face-down in shallow water near his home in Florida, after several panicky phone calls to 9-11 stating that he was being followed in his car.  With his death, one of the greatest Truthseekers in the world today has been lost.
     

Ideology As Addiction

 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via 
OfTwoMinds blog, reposted on 
zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Aug 28, 2017 

       It isn't just coincidental that ideology shares so many dynamics with addiction. Though ideology is a faith-belief dynamic rather than a chemical process, both require constant reinforcement/renewal and both demand a painful withdrawal procedure of those who decide to free themselves of the monkey on their back. The individual addicted to an ideology needs a constant drip of confirmation that the ideological belief is both correct and ethically superior to competing belief systems. The ideology-addict gets a much-needed hit of confirmation by reading, watching or listening to other believers' justifications and defenses of the ideology.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trump's Cybersecurity Advisors Resign en Masse - Do They Know Something We Don't?

       Observers of American politics and the machinations of the Deep State have long suspected that the next major false flag attack on American soil will be of a 'cyber' nature. Indeed, just days ago, 'Operation Dark Skies' was conducted, wherein a massive and sustained power outage across the US was simulated and the emergency response systems tested.
       As if in confirmation of our suspicions, we now learn that 8 members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) resigned from their positions. While publicly they have stated that the reason for their mass resignation is disagreement with the President on civil issues and a lack of resources to counter the cyber-security threat, we might surmise the real reason for their sudden exit:  they know something we don't.  Is it possible that a massive cyber-attack targeting the nation's power grid is in the works in order to foment a crisis that justifies martial law?  Could such a crisis be used to act as a cover for the impending financial collapse, directing attention away from the criminal banksters and onto foreign enemies, thereby justifying the next war?  Stay tuned!

The American Way: Mindless Pursuit

 By Cognitive Dissonance, posted on zerohedge.com, Aug 27, 2017 

       It’s actually embarrassing if I’m to be frank and honest in my opinion. How many times during my adult life did I hear ‘leadership’ proclaim they are simply defending ‘The American Way’ without ever really thinking about what constituted the way “We the People” live?
       Sure I gave passing consideration now and then, but I always remained safely within the pro-programmed thought box promoted by those who claimed to be defending me and my ‘way’. Therefore when I was younger the answer was simplicity at its finest: baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.  In other words, the mindless pursuit of all things pleasurable.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Confirmed: Charlottesville Was A Deep State Psy-Op

      Our worst suspicions are now being confirmed:  the tragic violence in Charlottesville which earned President Trump so much scorn and derision and split the nation was deliberately staged and orchestrated by the Deep State for precisely that purpose.  A live-stream film, shot by Andrew 'Ford' Fischer, has emerged which constitutes a kind of 'Zapruder Film' of Charlottesville, proving definitively that the deadly car attack was staged.
       What's more, the three principal organizers of the 'Unite the Right' protest - Richard Spencer, Mike Enoch, and Jason Kessler - have all been outed as Deep State plants.  They can be shown to be paid "provocateurs" with the express agenda of discrediting Trump, but anti-globalism and right-wing nationalism.  In this, they were successful, and the Deep State got away with yet another "False Flag" operation on American soil.

Paul Craig Roberts: "There Is A Conspiracy... And It's Against The American People"

 By Paul Craig Roberts,
posted on sgtreport.com and
zerohedge.com, August 26, 2017

       In the United States “conspiracy theory” is the name given to explanations that differ from those that serve the ruling oligarchy, the establishment or whatever we want to call those who set and control the agendas and the explanations that support the agendas.
       The explanations imposed on us by the ruling class are themselves conspiracy theories. Moreover, they are conspiracy theories designed to hide the real conspiracy that our rulers are operating.

Friday, August 25, 2017

CIA Agent Whistleblower Exposes The Shadow Government

 Lecture by Kevin Shipp, at an event put on by geoengineeringwatch.org and Dane Wigington
Shipp is the author of
 'The Tyranny of Secrecy'

       Kevin Shipp, former CIA Anti-Terrorism Specialist, has turned whistleblower.  At a recent event hosted by anti-geoengineering crusader Dane Wigginton, he spilled the beans on how the US has been overtaken by a Shadow Government that is destroying the planet through war and corruption.
       Shipp noted that for the past year or so, it is finally safe to talk about the "Deep State".  However, people are still shy when it comes to talking about the Shadow Government.


US Senate Declares War On Julian Assange

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com,
Aug 25, 2017 

       An angry Julian Assange slammed efforts to officially classify his whistleblowing organization as a "non-state hostile intelligence service", decrying it as an attempt to put the "Pompeo Doctrine" into law. In its annual "intelligence authorization", the Senate Intelligence Committee proposed to effectively declare WikiLeaks a terrorist media organization.

“It is the sense of Congress that WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks resemble a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such a service by the United States,” the bill states. Published on Friday, the Senate committee passed the bill late last month on a 14-1 vote, with only Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon voting against the measure, citing “legal, constitutional and policy implications” that the WikiLeaks provision may entail.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Setback for Jewish Lobby as Court Denies CIA Attempt to Smother Lawsuit on US Intelligence Aid to Israel

 By Sub Moa, Aug 24, 2017 

      A Washington D.C. Federal court has denied a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) application to squash a lawsuit instituted by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) to reveal how Israel's clandestine nuclear weapons program makes US aid to the Jewish ethnostate unlawful.
       The ruling, made August 23 by Judge Tanya Chutkan denied the CIA's courtroom maneuver to throw out IRmep's lawsuit seeking the exact dollar value of US intelligence support to Israel.

Two New Totalitarian Movements: Radical Islam And Political Correctness

 Authored by A.Z.Mohamed via The Gatestone Institute, reposted on zerohedge.com
 by Tyler Durden, Aug 24, 2017 

       The attempt in the West to impose a strict set of rules about what one is allowed to think and express in academia and in the media -- to the point that anyone who disobeys is discredited, demonized, intimidated and in danger of losing his or her livelihood -- is just as toxic and just as reminiscent of Orwell's diseased society.
       The main facet of this PC tyranny, so perfectly predicted by George Orwell, is the inversion of good and evil -- of victim and victimizer. In such a universe, radical Muslims are victimized by the West, and not the other way around. This has led to a slanted teaching of the history of Islam and its conquests, both as a justification of the distortion and as a reflection of it.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ISIS – Always-Always Claims Responsibility

 By Peter Koenig, Globalresearch.ca
August 23, 2017

       Whenever a terrorist attack hits somewhere in Europe or the world, wait a few hours and the police or media report ISIS / ISIL / Daesh claims responsibility. To enhance credibility, they usually say it was confirmed by ISIS news agency Amaq. As soon as this little piece of info is out, the upset populace takes a deep breath and falls at ease. It’s the usual culprits. It’s them, not us. We are fine. We can go back to business as usual.

How The US Deep State Accidentally Forged A Multipolar World Order

 By Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Aug 23, 2017

      In every nation there are power conglomerates that determine and influence the domestic and foreign policy choices their nations. In the United States, it is important to highlight the concept known as American exceptionalism that accompanies these power centers, often called the deep state. According to this principle, the United States alone has been chosen by God to lead mankind.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Trump’s Afghan Strategy: Forever War and Occupation

 By Stephen Lendman, stephenlendman.org,
 posted on Globalresearch.ca, Aug. 22, 2017

       Trump’s Monday address on Afghanistan didn’t surprise. What a difference an election makes!
       In 2013, he tweeted:

“We should have a speedy withdrawal” from Afghanistan. “Why should we keep wasting our money – rebuild the US!”

       In 2014, he denounced Obama for “keeping our soldiers in Afghanistan for at least another year. He is losing two wars simultaneously.”  In 2015, he called US Middle East wars a “mess…a terrible mistake. We made a terrible mistake getting involved there in the first place.”

“Narco-State Afghanistan” Leads to Heroin Addiction in the USA

White House Makes a Big Deal of New Heroin Efforts - But Says Nothing about Stemming the Flow or Why We're Still at War in Narco-State Afghanistan

By Dr. Meryl Nass, published by Globalresearch.ca, Aug. 22, 2017

On March 29, 2016 the White House issued a press release on its new heroin initiative.  The Washington Post described how much Obama proposed to do.  The long list of fixes and new public-private partnerships relate almost exclusively to treatment.  The 1 billion dollars, Obama said, will treat “tens of thousands” of addicts.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Elon Musk (& 115 Other 'Experts') Urge Outright Ban Of 'Killer Robots'

 By Tyler Durden, posted on zerohedge.com,
 Aug 21, 2017 

       Building on his apocalyptic vision of the future (as writ by Terminator-style Skynet domination or Robocops walking the streets), Tesla CEO Elon Musk (and 115 other like-minded 'experts') have penned an open letter to The United Nations urging the outright ban of the development and use of killer robots.
       As a reminder, Musk previously called on the government to proactively regulate artificial intelligence before things advance too far.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Paul Craig Roberts Reminds America - "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand"

 Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Aug 19, 2017 

       The liberal/progressive/left are enjoying their drunkfest of denunciation. I can’t say I have ever witnessed anything like it. These are the people who sat on their hands for 16 years while Washington destroyed in whole or part seven countries. Not being satisfied with this level of warmongering and crimes against humanity, Washington orchestrated a conflict situation with Russia. Americans elected a president who said he would defuse this dangerous conflict, and the liberal/progressive/left turned on him. In contrast, one person is killed after the hated Charlottesville protest event was over, and there is endless absurd outrage against the president of the US.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mike Krieger Fumes Over Steve Bannon Firing: "This Is Now The Goldman Sachs Presidency"

 Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Aug 19, 2017 

       The firing of Steve Bannon is in my opinion the most significant event to happen during the Trump administration thus far. Moreover, it will have massive reverberations across the U.S. political spectrum for years and years to come. I wasn’t planning on writing today, but this news is so incredibly significant I find myself with little choice.

"What's the Point?" Jeff Berwick Considers Giving Up Everything

       Canadian multi-millionaire Jeff Berwick is an idol to many.  He's been "living the dream" in Acapulco, Mexico for a number of years, with the wit, good looks, and personal finances that permit him to have all the drugs, sex, alcohol, parties and good times that he could ever want.  His day job has been broadcasting 'The Anarchast', which aims to teach people the principles of liberated, anarchist living.  He has tens of thousands of followers on the Internet, and is invited to speak at conferences around the world.  By all appearances, he seems to "have it all" and is a success, but recently Jeff has undergone a spiritual crisis.

Pat Buchanan Asks "In This Second American Civil War - Whose Side Are You On?"

 Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Townhall.com, reposted
 on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Aug 18, 2017

       "They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."  So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial "The Oxford History of the American People" in 1965.
       First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people, and chose to defend his home state rather than wage war upon her.
       This veneration of Lee, wrote Richard Weaver, "appears in the saying attributed to a Confederate soldier, 'The rest of us may have ... descended from monkeys, but it took a God to make Marse Robert.'"  Growing up after World War II, this was accepted history.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Retired Green Beret Warns "A Domestic Destabilization Is Underway"

 Authored by Jeremiah Johnson via SHTFplan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
Aug 18, 2017 

       Under the guise of “political correctness,” cities (such as Baltimore, MD) are removing their Confederate monuments one-by-one and under cover of darkness.
       Here, as reported by CBS News:

“The Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson monument at Wyman Park Dell was removed with a crowd watching.  The Robert B. Taney monument in Mt. Vernon also came down.  Crews are on the site of the confederate Women’s monument at University Parkway to take that one down.  This comes just days after the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution Monday calling for the immediate deconstruction of these monuments.”

The Mother Talks About Total Surrender

       In 1968, with start-up money supplied by UNESCO, Mirra Alfassa (a French woman) began a project of experimental living in southern India.  Named Auroville, after Indian guru Sri Aurobindo, the city built-from-scratch has been steadily growing and is now home to more than 2,500 people from around the world. Living without politics, money or religion, citizens of this utopian community are expected only to live out the basic teachings of Alfassa, known adoringly as 'The Mother'.  Below is an excerpt of one of her many lectures on how to live a life in tune with the Divine:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rickards Exposes The Elite's Plan To Freeze The Financial System

 Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Aug 17, 2017

       Today’s complacent markets are faced with a number of potentially destabilizing shocks. Any one of them could potentially lead to another financial crisis. And the next crisis could see draconian measures by governments that most people are not prepared for today. You’ll see what I mean in a moment.
       But first, what are the catalysts that possibly trigger the next financial crisis?

The Economist Goes There (Again)

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com, Aug 17, 2017

       After a few months off from lambasting President Trump on the cover, Economist publisher, Lynn Forrester de Rothschild, has decided now is the time to go after him again...
       As a reminder, it was just February when The Economist turned the fearmongery amplifier to '11' in its latest op-ed describing the 'insurgency in The White House'.

       Washington is "in the grip of a revolution", The Economist begins.  "The bleak cadence of last month’s inauguration was still in the air when Donald Trump lobbed the first Molotov cocktail of policies and executive orders against the capital’s brilliant-white porticos. He has not stopped... In politics chaos normally leads to failure. With Mr Trump, chaos seems to be part of the plan. Promises that sounded like hyperbole in the campaign now amount to a deadly serious revolt aimed at shaking up Washington and the world."

"Start Throwing Rocks": Washington Post Op-Ed Calls For More Violence In The Streets

 Authored by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, 
Aug 17, 2017 

       It’s not an exaggeration to say that battle lines are being drawn in America today. You can see it in the news everyday. As time goes on, people in this country are becoming very tribal, as Americans of different races, religions, and political persuasions turn on each other. What we saw in Charlottesville last weekend was just the latest sign that America is turning into a very dark place, where conflict between different demographics is the norm. And it probably won’t be the last indicator to emerge.
       So how did we get to this place? How did we reach a point where America resembles Wiemar Germany, with white nationalists and socialist thugs battling it out on the streets and killing people?

"A Volatile Autumn": Buckled Up For Structured Criticality

 Submitted by Gary Evans of Global Macro Monitor, posted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Aug 17, 2017 

       We’re baaaccck!.

       We warned in our last post before leaving on holiday, “Look for some large sigma event, which is always the case when we are off the desk.”    How about a vol spike caused by worries over a nuclear exchange?   Nuclear war!  The potential implosion of a presidency?
       We think yesterday’s presidential presser has a relatively high probability of being a (or the)  structured criticality event that we could look back to as the tipping point that leads to a very volatile autumn.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Americans Are Rapidly Descending Into Madness

 Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden,
Aug 16, 2017 

       I don’t live in an echo chamber, partly because there aren’t enough people out there who think like me, but also because I constantly and intentionally attempt to challenge my worldview by reading stuff from all over the political map. I ingest as much as I can from a wide variety of intelligent sources, picking and choosing what makes sense to me, and then synthesizing it the best I can.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Inside The Opioid Crisis That You're Not Allowed To See

 Via StockBoardAsset.com, reposted on zerohedge.com by Tyler Durden, Aug 15, 2017

       Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled a plan to go after doctors and pharmacies suspected of healthcare fraud by oversubscribing opioids. America’s opioid epidemic killed 33,000 people in 2015 making it the worst drug crisis in our history. Last week, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency allowing the executive branch to direct funds towards treatment facilities and supplying police officers with naloxone.
       As a socio-economist on the front lines of the opioid crisis in Baltimore, Maryland, I am about to take you through an opioid experience like you’ve never seen before. We’re going to travel into the inner city of Baltimore and interview current and former addicts of opioids and heroin. Some of these individuals used heroin 15-minutes before the cameras started rolling.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Jim Kunstler Rages Against Everything: "One Really Has To Wonder How Long This Nonsense Goes On"

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com
by Tyler Durden, Aug 14, 2017 

       Cue the corn pone Nazis. Enter, stage left. Well, what did you expect?
       With the various authorities in this culture incessantly applying “white privilege” noogies to the public’s skull, sooner or later they were sure to provoke a lizard-brain response from the more limbic-oriented low orders of honkeydom. Of course, you couldn’t stage-manage a more stupidly arrant provocative act in the State of Virginia, guaranteed to bring out the raging yahoos, than threatening to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee.

15,000 Nuclear Weapons In The World - Mapping Who Has What

 By Tyler Durden, Aug 14, 2017 

     Between North Korea’s constant nuclear test provocations and the recent “fire and fury” comments by President Trump, concerns about nuclear conflict are re-ignited around the world.  So, how many nuclear weapons are there, and what exactly is happening right now? Let’s launch into it.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS?


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia: Intimations of Civil War?

       If the election of Donald Trump as President has done nothing else, it has polarized the left and right in American politics.  The deep ideological battle has been simmering since the campaign a year ago, with the left focusing all their attention on unseating Trump, while the right has argued it's their turn to take the helm of the nation and reverse the excesses of liberalism running rampant throughout the nation.
       The weekend's chaos in Charlottesville brought both sides out in full force, exhibiting levels of anger not seen in decades.  Many have suggested the casualties of the violent encounters were the first shots in a new civil war.  But who's right and who's wrong?  Who was responsible for the violence?  Mainstream media have been quick to point to "neo-Nazis", but the truth may be far scarier.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Elon Musk Doubles Down On AI Scare: "Artificial Intelligence Vastly More Risk Than North Korea"

 By Tyler Durden, zerohedge.com
Aug 12, 2017 

With the world's attention focused on the Korean Peninsula and the growing threat of global thermonuclear war, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bigger things to worry about. In a series of 'alarming' tweets on Friday, Musk warned the world should be more worried about the dangers of artificial intelligence than North Korea.  Having unveiled his apocalytpic vision of the world a few weeks ago...

Tyranny at Nuremberg - The Criminalization of War

 By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts,
 Globalresearch.ca, August 12, 2017

       The showtrial of a somewhat arbitrarily selected group of 21 surviving Nazis at Nuremberg during 1945-46 was US Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson’s show. Jackson was the chief prosecutor. As a long-time admirer of Jackson, I always assumed that he did a good job.
       My admiration for Jackson stems from his defense of law as a shield of the people rather than a weapon in the hands of government, and from his defense of the legal principle known as mens rea, that is, that crime requires intent. I often cite Jackson for his defense of these legal principles that are the very foundation of liberty. Indeed, I cited Jackson in my recent July 31 column. His defense of law as a check on government power plays a central role in the book that I wrote with Lawrence Stratton, The Tyranny of Good Intentions.

Friday, August 11, 2017

5G Internet of Things Meets ACC Global Banking Elite Cryptocurrency

       Remember the January 9, 1988 cover of the Rothschild-controlled 'Economist' magazine, announcing the long-term plan to create a global currency by 2018?  Well the prophecy may be self-fulfilling as the first signs of such a currency are beginning to appear.
       The first public discussions are beginning to occur on the Internet regarding ACC - or AC Chain - a new super-cryptocurrency being developed in China which appears to be the long-awaited global currency.  And just as Jim Rickards (Pentagon-allied global economic war-games analyst) predicted, the new currency is fully integrated with the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) "basket" currency of the IMF. The goal of this new currency is nothing short of digitizing every asset on the planet while integrating the entire global economy into a cashless system controlled by the IMF and major Central banks.
       The entire system will be based on blockchain technology (think: Bitcoin) so that every transaction will be tracked and recorded, and hence taxable.  The system has already begun trial-runs in China, the US and Britain, and is destined to be unveiled en masse during the next (inevitable and imminent) financial crisis.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

"Black Sky Hazards": US Federal Government To Wargame "Widespread Power Outages" And "Cascading Infrastructure Failures"

 By Tyler Durden, posted on
 zerohedge.com, Aug 10, 2017 

       As the world teeters on the brink of a nuclear confrontation with North Korea, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy are preparing to wargame so-called "Black Sky Hazards" that could result in a "subcontinent scale, long duration power outage, with cascading failure of all our other increasingly interdependent infrastructures."  Here's how EarthEx2017 described the exercise:
Concerns have grown over the potential for severe malicious or natural “Black Sky” hazards associated with subcontinent scale, long duration power outages, with cascading failure of all our other increasingly interdependent infrastructures. This creates a grim and difficult dilemma: Restoration of any sector will only be possible with at least minimal operation of all the others.
 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

If America Was Trying To Start A World War, This Is How It Would Happen

 Authored by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org, reposted on zerohedge.com
 by Tyler Durden, Aug 9, 2017 

      Last Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed new sanctions into law against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. The legislation was supported so overwhelmingly in Congress that President Trump’s ability to veto the legislation was rendered completely ineffective.
       Even anti-interventionist Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted in favor of the bill, once again proving that Republicans and Democrats always find common ground when it comes to beating the drums of war against sovereign nations who have taken very little unwarranted hostile action — if any — towards the United States.
       But these are just sanctions, not acts of war, right? There’s nothing wrong with economically bullying other countries into submission over non-compliance with the current global order, right?
       Not quite.

Consumerism 'Softens' The Reality Of Powerlessness

 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via
 OfTwoMinds blog, reposted on zerohedge.com 
by Tyler Durden, Aug 9, 2017

Consumerism is a simulacrum of real economic agency.

       There is perhaps no better metric of class in America than personal power--what is known as agency: the power to influence or transform one's circumstances in a a self-directed manner. Those with agency have power, those without agency (or very limited agency) are essentially powerless.
       The more capital you have, the greater your power to influence or change your circumstances. The less capital one has, the less power one has to influence the world around us. This is why money equals power: cash enables the purchase of all sorts of extensions of agency: transport, education, assistance, expertise and so on.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

'Newsweek' Asserts "Russian Bot Attack" Fake News While Truthseekers Uncover Operation Earnest Voice

       We have truly entered an era of Information Warfare far surpassing anything imagined by George Orwell.  The most visible sign of this is Google's blatant censorship of "undesirable" thoughts. Ad revenue for dissenters of the mainstream narrative has dried up to virtually nothing, while search engine algorithms have been jigged to hide and bury "undesirable" sites, videos and articles.  Mainstream media outlets - owned and controlled by a small handful of Mega-corporations in bed with the Deep State - are colluding with the CIA and global uber-elites to push a New World Order agenda down the throats of the world's masses.  And now social media like Facebook and Twitter are being inundated with black-budget-funded "BOTS" to push propaganda and counter alternative dissenting voices.

US Is "The Greatest Threat To Peace In The World Today," New Poll Finds

 Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic 
Culture Foundation, reposted on zerohedge.com
by Tyler Durden, Aug 8, 2017 

       It has happened again: yet another international poll finds that the US is viewed by peoples around the world to be the biggest threat to world peace.
       But, to start, let’s summarize the first-ever poll that had been done on this, back in 2013, which was the only prior poll on this entire issue, and it was the best-performed such poll: «An end-of-the-year WIN/Gallup International survey found that people in 65 countries believe the United States is the greatest threat to world peace», as the N.Y. Post reported on 5 January 2014.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Kunstler Warns "Being In This World Actually Entitles You To Nothing"

 Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, reposted on zerohedge.com
 by Tyler Durden, Aug 7, 2017 

       The trouble, of course, is that even after the Deep State (a.k.a. “The Swamp”) succeeds in quicksanding President Trump, America will be left with itself — adrift among the cypress stumps, drained of purpose, spirit, hope, credibility, and, worst of all, a collective grasp on reality, lost in the fog of collapse.
       Here’s what you need to know about what’s going on and where we’re headed.

Alan Greenspan: The Bond Bubble is About to Burst

 By Phoenix Capital, posted on zerohedge.com
Aug 7, 2017
[Original title:  Former Central Banker Comes Clean: The Bond Bubble is About to Burst]

    There’s a strange thing about Central Bankers…

When they are working at a Central Bank, they never see financial problems, even if said problems are both MASSIVE and obvious. As Fed Chair in 1999, Alan Greenspan claimed it was impossible to know if stocks were in a bubble … when stocks were in their single largest bubble in 100 years. The next year, the market crashed.
       As Fed Chair in 2007, Ben Bernanke claimed the subprime mortgage meltdown was “contained” and the effects would not “spillover” into the economy. The next year the market crashed as the economy imploded.
       And this year, Fed Chair Janet Yellen announced that there wouldn’t be another financial crisis in our “lifetime.” We’ll see what comes next year.