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Chinese Leader gifts Donald Trump with 21 underage Hookers

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By Christopher R Rice


I've watched our so called leaders make promises or as I see it, lie to our faces over and over. Obama promised to get tough on trade with China when he campaigned in '08 but when he got into office the Chinese threatened to stop buying T-notes (treasury bonds that we pay for through our taxes/debt) and the Treasury Secretary Timothy I cheated on my taxes Geithner, I think was his name, had to run to China and offer up his anus or as the Obama administration called it QE2 , 3, whatever.

I never understood how Obama could promise sweeping "change" and then turn around and promote everyone from the last administration from Petraeus on down, but that's American democracy for you, nothing but a sham. Prove me wrong and tell me that Gitmo is closed. 

So when Trump started making promises about NAFTA and trade surpluses with China all I heard was Bush Sr. saying "Read my lips, no new taxes." But, I didn't expect this charlatan to f…

Deescalate

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Deescalate the declared war in Afghanistan, then invade Iraq,  then deescalate the war in Iraq and escalate the war in Afghanistan.  Then pull out of Afghanistan and fund civil war in Libya. Then escalate a war in Syria,  then deescalate in Syria and go back to Iraq.  It's like a game of leap frog from country to country with military involvement.  Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and North Korea were the focus. Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, four nuns raped, murdered priest, death squads paid for by US taxpayers. Now it's Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Iran. Still undetonated bombs all over Laos to this day. Fuck USA. How can they live with themselves?


Read more: 35 Reasons why I hate America

The CIA used this airline in Laos to transport drugs to America. The locals grew and sold them to Americans who paid in guns and got millions to invest in other wars. It was the first time the CIA got into military covert wars, it can be read about …

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington

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(Reuters) - Venezuela said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the Organization of American States, deepening the diplomatic isolation of the socialist-run nation that is already out of step with Latin America's steady shift to the right.

Critics of President Nicolas Maduro have said Venezuela could be expelled from the group, accusing his government of eroding the country's democracy by delaying elections and refusing to respect the opposition-led Congress.

Venezuela said the move was a response to a Washington-backed campaign against the ruling Socialist Party that is meant to trample on the sovereignty of Venezuela, the United States' principal ideological adversary in the region.

"Tomorrow, as ordered by President Nicolas Maduro, we will present a letter of resignation from the Organization of American States, and we will begin a procedure that will take 24 months," Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said in a televised statement.

The announcemen…

Unprecedented Bleaching Leaves the Great Barrier Reef Terminal

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By Liz Green



In 2016, the Great Barrier Reef saw the worst bleaching event on record — two-thirds (67 percent) of corals in the northern sector of the reef died after being exposed to unusually warm currents. While experts warned that these bleaching events would continue to happen with more frequency as global temperatures rose, no one expected to see it happen two years in a row.

In a new aerial survey covering more than 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles), researchers found that 1,500 kilometers (or 932 miles) of the Great Barrier Reef has been bleached. Whereas last year’s bleaching affected the northern part of the reef, this latest damage is concentrated in the middle section, and has extended farther south than ever before.

Though there have been a handful of other significant bleaching events in the past two decades, this marks the first time it’s known to have happened in two consecutive years. Because of the proximity of the two events, experts fear the damaged coral wil…

Mother Superior Jumped the Gun (France vs Reality)

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FRANCE CLAIMS THEY HAVE PROOF ASSAD IS BEHIND CHEMICAL ATTACK(S)

From ABC News: France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France came to this conclusion after comparing samples from a 2013 sarin attack in Syria that matched the new ones. The findings came in a six-page report published Wednesday. Russia, a close ally of Assad, promptly denounced the French report, saying the samples and the fact the nerve agent was used are not enough to prove who was behind it.

From AFP: French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 88 people, France's foreign minister said Wednesday.

Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebe…

UK & France to join U.S. military action in event of new false flag Syria chemical attack: Johnson

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Damn, didn't Putin say last week to expect more bogus chemical attacks and then proceed to warn the US that attacks on a sovereign nation (Syria) would not be tolerated in the future? So, kick it up a notch, turn this into all-out world war for OIL.

(Reuters) - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign minister Boris Johnson said.

The United States accused the Syrian army of carrying out an April 4 attack in which scores of people died from poison gas. It responded by launching cruise missiles against a Syrian air base, and has said it would not tolerate use of chemical weapons by the Assad government.

Britain endorsed the U.S. response to the chemical attack, but was not directly involved. However, Johnson suggested the government would back Trump militarily if requested to do so …

The Google backlash is growing

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By REUTERS/Stephen Lam


In the wake of the leaked FTC report indicating that Google threatened web sites with removal from its search engine if they didn't let Google use their content, the backlash against Google is rising again.

A few years ago, Google faced a lot of criticism, for everything from letting some of its Street View cars collect people's Wi-Fi data, to showing ads from Canadian pharmacies who violated US laws.

And, “The conduct under investigation includes alleged preferential placement of Google vertical search services, demotion of rivals in Google’s search results rankings, and the unauthorized use of user reviews, star ratings, and other content that Google scrapes from competing vertical search sites,” Abbott said in court documents in June 2012, when he filed allegations that Google refused to turn over materials related to the probe. “If Google is maintaining its monopoly in horizontal search through exclusionary conduct directed at vertical compet…

CIA's Stress Position

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By focusing on waterboarding, we can sometimes forget that the other "alternative techniques" for "enhanced interrogation" are also forms of torture, even when they leave no permanent marks, or, in the words of AEI's John Yoo, do not cause major organ failure. The term "stress position" for example, when uttered by someone like Rush Limbaugh, who described some of what happened at Abu Ghraib as nothing more serious than fraternity hazing, can seem banal, even defensible. These positions, which the president strongly supports, can nonetheless become very quickly hideous acts of cruelty. Here's a photo of what the Nazis called Pfahlbinden. 


You can seen that individuals are contorted just by the weight of their own bodies into positions of excruciating pain that lasts until it is unbearable. In this picture, it does not appear that the methods are being used to interrogate. They are being used for sadistic purposes. They are worse than …

Empires in Chaos and the House of Saud

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The Saudi role in this war has been to come up with the oil price shock – which is hurting not only Russia but also Iran and Venezuela, among others.

This is an attempt to limit the supply of Russian oil and gas to the EU, thus increasing the share of supply obtained by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the other Gulf allies of the US. Also to increase the price of non Russian oil and gas.

When the Civil War in Ukraine failed to draw Putin directly into the war on the side of the rebels and the sanctions thus far applied against Russia failed to have any meaningful effects a different tactic was tried by the US and Saudi Arabia by dropping the oil price to below $50 to cause the Ruble to collapse and (they thought) to destabilize Russia's economy.

Both oil and Rubles have dropped by 50% so Russia is still getting the same number of Rubles for it's oil, but the number of Rubles Russia gets for it's natural gas sales has increased substantially because the pri…

FBI drones are the biggest threat to privacy in America today

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I am really getting sick of this crap the federal alphabet agencies are pulling and that more people don't understand what damage they are doing to the whole damn country.


From the federal-bureau-of-(deliberate)-ineptitude dept

The FBI's assessment of its drones' impact on the privacy of Americans has never been made public. It's been nearly a decade since it first deployed drones, and the agency has yet to provide anything on the subject. FOIA requests (there are several out there) have been greeted with nothing -- every single page withheld under the government's go-to exception, b(5).

Now, it's telling FOIA clearinghouse that its obfuscatory efforts have buried the documents so deep even the FBI doesn't know where its Privacy Impact Assessment is.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to release its plans to tackle privacy risks posed by drone surveillance. Now the agency claims it can’t track them down at all. So does the one Justice De…

It's Not Just the NSA

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By Mike MasnickTechDirt


The federal government illegally spies on Americans. The details of the NSA's "backdoor searches" have been revealed but that's only the beginning.

It's not just the NSA, remember, the CIA is not supposed to be doing any surveillance on US persons (like the NSA), but that's not what's happening at all. At least the CIA tracks some (but not all) of its abuse of backdoor searches:
In calendar year 2013, CIA conducted fewer than 1900 queries of Section 702-acquired communications using specific U.S. person identifiers as query terms or other more general query terms if they are intended to return information about a particular U.S. person. Of that total number approximately 40% were conducted as a result of requests for counterterrorism-related information from other U.S. intelligence agencies. Approximately 27% of the total number are duplicative or recurring queries conducted at different times using the same identifiers …

Russian and western dispute over Syria chemical attack

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By Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor, The Guardian


An increasingly bitter dispute between Russia and the west over an inquiry into the recent chemical weapons attack that killed about 80 people in Syria has revealed the extent to which the two sides are unable to agree on basic facts – or even agree a process to ascertain the truth. 
The row has also brought into questions of future international support for the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the internationally respected multilateral body responsible for overseeing control of chemical weapons.

OPCW leadership said on Thursday it had found incontrovertible proof that sarin gas or a similar substance had been released, but did not reach a view on responsibility for its deployment.

At the meeting in The Hague the OPCW executive rejected a Russian-led plan for an OPCW investigation to be restarted, prompting the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, to claim that the west was not interested in the truth…

10 companies control everything you buy

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A small number of companies create brands and products you might not know are theirs. Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world.

These companies - Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods and Mondelez - each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year.

In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes - and for customers to realize who controls the brands they're buying - Oxfam created a mind-boggling infographic that shows how interconnected consumer brands really are.

Read more: https://www.behindthebrands.org/

CIA says that as an "enemy combatant Assange may be waterboarded or worse"

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By Christopher R Rice


I posted an article wrote by the Guardian about the CIA's involvement in the Kennedy murders and someone left a comment about wasting their time, which got me to thinking: I've been writing and re-publishing for 35 years now, waiting for my fellow Americans to rise up with me. And, well, where the fuck is everyone? Oh yeah, their at the mall. So you, dear reader, have obviously been wasting a lot of my time, so go fuck yourselves.

Remember, I quit the other day, but no one knows what that means, huh? It means that since you refuse to pay me anything at all for all of my hard work, that I no longer work for you, Joe Public, go fuck yourselves.

So if I want to publish something just to make you waste your time so be it, I don't work for you any more remember? So I'm free to do and say anything that comes into my crazy little head and if you don't like it, guess what? Too god damn bad, who cares? Not me, you beat the care right out of me, now I…

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Reporter Sy Hersh: Benghazi Is a HUGE Scandal … But Not For the Reason You Think

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Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh – who broke the stories of the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam and the Iraq prison torture scandals, which rightfully disgraced the Nixon and Bush administrations’ war-fighting tactics – reported:

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the assault by a local militia in September 2012 on the American consulate and a nearby undercover CIA facility in Benghazi, which resulted in the death of the US ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three others. The report’s criticism of the State Department for not providing adequate security at the consulate, and of the intelligence community for not alerting the US military to the presence of a CIA outpost in the area, received front-page coverage and revived animosities in Washington, with Republicans accusing Obama and Hillary Clinton of a cover-up.


That’s the part you’ve heard about: failure to protect the personnel at the embassy. But then Hersh breaks the deeper st…