Keoni Galt recently expanded some comments into a deep meditation on the nature of human justice, and you should be reading his blog every day:
In the absence of a rule of law, the only recourse for the redress of grievances or injury between sovereigns is war.
Every person who comes to this realization is then faced with a choice: will they go to war to seek justice, or will they submit to injustice and go along to get along? But that’s the real rub here. Thanks to the establishment of our Brave New World Order’s methods of regularly scheduled programming mind control, we have the illusion of freedom and democracy hiding the actual authoritarian tyranny in plain sight, …
Keoni’s insights reflect the fact that the modern West is designed to facilitate brainwashing, so I will drop a little info on brainwashing before I get to the news:
Whereas I had often posted three times a week throughout 2017, I think I can post more coherently if I can restrain myself to one post per week. Consider this a roundup of the most salient stories of the first week of 2018. With any luck, I will produce a fairly uniform roundup every week. Note that I am not attempting to discuss possibly newsworthy events on which I cannot collect much data, such as the recent protests in Iran.
With that noted, let us observe and discuss some recent events:
Hillary knew she had a private server.
Regarding various claims made on ZeroHedge:
While Richman told CNN “No memo was given to me that was marked ‘classified,’ and James Comey told Congressional investigators he tried to “write it in such a way that I don’t include anything that would trigger a classification,” it appears the FBI’s chief FOIA officer disagrees.
While we previously reported that Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said four of the 7 Comey memos he reviewed were “marked classified” at the “Secret” or “Confidential” level – tonight we find out that every single Comey memo was classified at the time, per Judicial Watch director of investigations Chris Farrell – who has a signed declaration from the FBI’s chief FOIA officer to that effect:
We have a sworn declaration from David Hardy who is the chief FOIA officer of the FBI that we obtained just in the last few days, and in that sworn declaration, Mr. Hardy says that all of Comey’s memos – all of them, were classified at the time they were written, and they remain classified. -Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch
Therefore, Farrell points out, Comey mishandled national defense information when he “knowingly and willfully” leaked them to his friend at Columbia University.
It’s also mishandling of national defense information, which is a crime. So it’s clear that Mr. Comey not only authored those documents, but then knowingly and willfully leaked them to persons unauthorized, which is in and of itself a national security crime. Mr. Comey should have been read his rights back on June 8th when he testified before the Senate.
In closing, Farrell tells Dobbs “Recently retired and active duty FBI agents have told me – and it’s several of them, they consider Comey to be a dirty cop.”
Comey’s original statement was edited by subordinates to remove five separate references to terms like “grossly negligent” and to delete mention of evidence supporting felony and misdemeanor violations.
For example, as The Hill notes, Comey originally wrote:
“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statute proscribing gross negligence in the handling of classified information and of the statute proscribing misdemeanor mishandling, my judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
That passage, however, was subsequently edited to remove the references to “gross negligence” and “misdemeanor mishandling,” leaving a much more generic reference to “potential violations of the statutes.”
“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”
Remarkably, though the original statement was written on May 6th 2016, Comey did not hold his infamous press conference until two months later… once all the edits were in.
As Senator Johnson exclaimed, “the edits to Director Comey’s public statement, made months prior to the conclusion of the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s conduct, had a significant impact on the FBI’s public evaluation of the implications of her actions,” adding that…
“this effort, seen in light of the personal animus toward then-candidate Trump by senior agents leading the Clinton investigation and their apparent desire to create an ‘insurance policy’ against Mr. Trump’s election, raise profound questions about the FBI’s role and possible interference in the 2016 presidential election.”
Exactly two weeks after we reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed DOJ prosecutors to dig into the FBI’s handling of the Uranium One investigation, we learn that the FBI has opened a new investigation of the Clinton Foundation launched by the DOJ – spearheaded by its Little Rock, Arkansas field office, according to John Solomon of The Hill.
America’s declining influence in the Middle East and the Pacific Rim has been in hyperdrive this week following President Trump’s tweetstorm against Pakistan.
On New Year’s day, Trump unleashed a series of tweets accusing Pakistan of harboring terrorists, and went so far as to threaten cutting off the country’s financial aid. To make matters worse, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, also accused Pakistan of playing “a double game for years,” and said President Trump would withhold $225 million in aid to the country.
Trump’s tweetstorm did not impress the Pakistani government: in response, it announced that it would be evicting some 1.4 million Afghan refugees from the country later this month. The Pakistani government also announced closer ties with China, and would ditch the dollar in bilateral trade with China, a move that has threatened Washington’s diplomatic relations with Pakistan.
And now, according to the Washington Times, Pakistan will further boost economic and defense ties between Beijing and Islamabad. The report specifies that China is planning to build a military base in Pakistan, which would be its second military base in the East.
we’ve written a countless number of posts on the precarious financial situation of numerous state and local public pensions around the country all while frustratingly wondering how the massive $3-$6 trillion dollar ticking time bomb doesn’t seem to be that much of a concern to frothy asset markets. As it turns out, precisely no one (our readers excluded, of course), including the workers who are active participants in insolvent public pension ponzi schemes, have any idea just how underfunded they really are.
According to a staggering new survey conducted by Spectrem Group, 6 out of 10 CalPERS retirees and 8 out of 10 NYC retirees are apparently under the illusion that their pensions are fully funded…
oil is the KEY FACTOR to the health of our economy. It doesn’t matter if we were to come up with some new energy technology like cold fusion or thorium energy reactors, they don’t solve our LIQUID ENERGY PREDICAMENT. The world doesn’t run on electricity; it runs on liquid oil. If you remember anything, that is one not to forget.
Regardless, I have looked over cold fusion and thorium reactors (along with many other “silver-bullet” energy-saving technologies), and they just don’t work. Yes, I would imagine some individuals will send me information to the contrary, but the fact remains… our retail markets are based on the just-in-time inventory system. That system needs liquid fuels to function, not electricity. So, when liquid energy runs into trouble, the world economy runs into trouble.
The writer is highly familiar with liquid fuels and he can’t imagine how badly his life would suck without them. That doesn’t mean that other people are similarly constrained. The Japanese and Elon Musk are smart enough to make electric cars. Granted, even if electric cars were to roll out as soon as the liquid fuel crisis started, there would still be some people who would starve to death. It is true that the current retail markets need gasoline. However, sooner or later, the current retail markets must be replaced by a better technology.
Furthermore, note that Russia will get a lot of power and influence if gasoline becomes expensive. Even if gasoline gets expensive and the USA feels economic pain, Russia will be consolidating its windfall gains for long-term prosperity.
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Channers write about Clinton conspiracy:
Channers write about voter fraud and DHS:
Channers write about Obama’s Fast and Furious:
Thanks to strong bargaining power, the IG Metall union, which represents some 3.9 million workers in the metal and electrical industries, is pushing for a 6% wage increase and a 28-hour week for a two-year period — with limited impact on wages.
The severe design flaw in Intel microprocessors that allows sensitive data, such as passwords and crypto-keys, to be stolen from memory is real – and its details have been revealed.