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‘Never before’: MILLIONS could be without light as Argentina & Uruguay hit by nationwide blackouts

Entire cities descended into darkness as a massive, first-of-its-kind blackout swept across Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday morning. The unexplained calamity will take up to eight hours to fix, officials say.

Argentina suffered a “nationwide” blackout, which also affected neighboring Uruguay, Alejandra Martinez, a spokesperson for the Buenos Aires-based electricity supplier company Edesur, told local media. “Something like this has never happened before,” she said.

The company had earlier explained that the massive power outage happened due to a failure in the electrical interconnection system. The blackout itself started at 7:07am local time on Sunday, according to Argentinian officials.

https://www.rt.com/news/462004-argentina-uruguay-nationwide-blackout/

A massive power cut has hit Argentina and Uruguay and is believed to have left 48million people without electricity.

The outage has caused trains to be halted and failures with traffic signalling, according to reports.

Electricity supplier Edesur Argentina said in a tweet: “A massive failure in the electrical interconnection system left Argentina and Uruguay without power.”

The power cut has also affected parts of Brazil and Paraguay, the BBC reports.

It is believed to have happened at around midday (GMT).

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-mass-power-cut-hits-16526099

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New Zealand police regret not having a nationwide gun registration because it’s making it too difficult to confiscate guns from everyone

Following the country’s worse mass shooting in history, Left-wing New Zealand politicians immediately followed their authoritarian instincts and moved to ban “assault weapons” though such rifles had never before been used to murder a large group of citizens.

This time, however, it was really different because there was a large virtue-signaling element in play: A white Australian guy purported to be a ‘hater’ attacked a mosque and though Muslims killing Christians never quite rises to the same level of emergency (or outrage), attacking and killing Muslims is intolerable and extreme measures must be taken to ensure ‘it never happens again.’

Make no mistake: Mowing down innocent people no matter who they are or what god they follow, whether it be with a semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun, or a big cargo van, is wrong. And of course the guilty should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

But why do Leftists always seek to punish the innocent as well, usually by taking away some right or several rights, all in the name of “justice?”

That’s what happened in New Zealand, but now police there surely must be regretting that the country dared to allow its citizens to own firearms without making them register their guns in a central, government-controlled database — because it’s becoming nigh on impossible for them to locate and confiscate firearms banned following the Christchurch mosque killings in mid-March.

https://newstarget.com/2019-06-15-new-zealand-police-regret-not-having-a-nationwide-gun-registration.html

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‘Sea of black’ Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters in Hong Kong demanded on Sunday that the city’s leader step down over her handling of a bill that would have allowed extradition to China and which sparked one of the most violent protests in decades.

Some carried white carnation flowers and others held banners saying, “Do not shoot, we are HongKonger” – an appeal to police who fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters on Wednesday, injuring more than 70 people.

The protesters formed a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong’s financial center to vent their frustration and anger at Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam.

“It’s much bigger today. Many more people,” said one protester who gave her name as Ms Wong. “I came today because of what happened on Wednesday, with the police violence.”

Loud cheers rang out when activists called through loud hailers for Lam’s resignation and the cry “step down” echoed through the streets. Protesters also chanted “pursue the black police”, angry at what they feel was an overreaction by police.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition/sea-of-black-hong-kong-protesters-demand-leader-step-down-idUSKCN1TH00P

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ONLY IN AMERICA!

Sinaloa cartel/Rival cartels have gun fight ‘half a block’ from border — then seek asylum in US

arlier this week, warring factions of the Sinaloa cartel left nearly a dozen people dead in the streets of the Mexican border town of Agua Prieta, just “half a block from the border” with Douglas, Arizona, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said.

Victims of the violence, as well as several gangsters who lost the battle, are now safely in the U.S., recovering from their injuries as they apply for asylum.

The sheriff told KVOA the bloody shootout that began Monday afternoon and went into Tuesday involved an internal dispute in the Sinaloa cartel. Three injured in the shootings were taken to the port of entry and transported to American hospitals, including a 12-year-old boy who was airlifted to Tucson, he said.

“We heard … last night where one of the (gang members) shot in Agua Prieta was taken to a hospital in Mexico, in Agua Prieta,” Dannels said. “They followed him there and shot and killed him.”

Amidst the violence, four gang members from the losing faction reported to the U.S. port of entry to file for asylum, claiming “credible fear,” KVOA reports.

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/sinaloa-cartel-thugs-seek-asylum-after-border-shootout-claim-credible-fear-of-rival-gangsters/

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US Govt’s Entire Russia-DNC Hacking Narrative Based On Redacted Draft Of Crowdstrike Report

Story at:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-16/us-governments-entire-russia-dnc-hacking-narrative-based-redacted-draft-crowdstrike

draws on:

DOJ Admits FBI Never Saw Crowdstrike Report on DNC Russian Hacking Claim…

Note link to

CrowdStrike Analyst Who Ran Forensics On DNC Servers Worked For Robert Mueller

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Poway Synagogue looks like a false flag, but in any event, it is being investigated.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-16/watch-out-8chan-fbi-issued-search-warrant-anyone-who-commented-poway-synagogue

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Hillary WAS the DNC by August, 2015

Donna Brazille: “When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.

The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.

I had been wondering why it was that I couldn’t write a press release without passing it by Brooklyn. Well, here was the answer. ”

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/02/clinton-brazile-hacks-2016-215774

All of the evidence and information inciting the “Russia collusion investigation” constellates around Hillary Clinton. Meaning, the person ultimately responsible for “the foundation, and corner stone, of the U.S. Government’s position on “Russia hacking” and the election interference narrative” is Hillary Clinton.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/30/john-durham-needs-investigate-info-generated-mueller-probe-linked-hillary-clinton/

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A book about the “City of London”:

empire_of_the_city

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From 8ch:
BOOTSTRAPPING

“This means the FBI and DOJ, and all of the downstream claims by the intelligence apparatus; including the December 2016 Joint Analysis Report and January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment, all the way to the Weissmann/Mueller report and the continued claims therein; were based on the official intelligence agencies of the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of Justice taking the word of a hired contractor for the Democrat party….. despite their inability to examine the server and/or actually see an unredacted technical forensic report from the investigating contractor.”

This technique of framing a case is called BOOTSTRAPPING.

You take an allegation and run it through successive steps wherein the allegation is morphed into a fact.

Each time the allegation is relied upon to produce another false conclusion, it looks like an indisputable fact.

– First you have Crowdstrike claiming the Russians hacked the DNC.

– Congressional Testimony on television, plus media reporting, build from that allegation.

– The JAR and the ICA build it up some more.

– Then comes the Special Counsel “investigation” producing indictment of the alleged Russian perpetrators that everyone starts using as evidence when indictments are only the allegations.

This is the essence of “Bootstrapping.”

Each use of the allegation to “prove” something makes the allegation become a kind of AXIOM that is accepted a true without proof, and is now buried under all the government documents, reams of newsprint, hours of televised claims, and digital noise. When pressed, just call any skeptic a “Russian Bot” or “Putin Shill.”

https://wearethene.ws/notable/53390

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Earlier this week, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, which was previously introduced in the 113th Congress (2013-2015). The two-page bill would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). If passed, it would open the floodgates of litigation targeting the firearms industry, as was the case prior to its passage.

Legislation to Repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act Introduced

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The Democratic Party and mainstream media have become increasingly consumed with the narrative that Donald Trump’s election win is largely influenced by Russian hacking.

The narrative is centered around two hacks–the hack of a DNC server that led to the release of embarrassing emails during the Democratic National Convention, and the hack of John Podesta’s email which led to several embarrassing moments for the Clinton campaign in October 2016. Both are supposedly the result of the Russians.

The Russia story is back in the headlines once again after reports surrounding former President Barack Obama’s attempts to “punish” Russia for its interference.

However, there is still a cloud of doubt hanging over the DNC’s Russia narrative on the breach of the DNC servers.

The analysis that alleged that Russia was behind the DNC server breach was carried out not by the U.S. government, but by the private security group CrowdStrike.

CrowdStrike is the sole source of this claim, with their June 2016 report, “Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee” being the basis of the DNC’s Russian hacking allegations.

Here are five key points about CrowdStrike that the mainstream media is ignoring:

1. Obama Appoints CrowdStrike Officer To Admin Post Two Months Before June 2016 Report On Russia Hacking DNC

In April 2016, two months before the June report that alleged a Russian conspiracy, former President Barack Obama appointed Steven Chabinsky, the general counsel and chief risk officer for CrowdStrike, to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

CrowdStrike co-founder George Kurtz said at the time, “We wish Steve and the rest of the Commissioners every success in this important effort. Their dedicated and thoughtful leadership on these issues holds great potential for promoting innovation and the benefits of technology, while lowering the very real security risks we are facing today.”

2. The FBI Never Looked At The DNC’s Servers — Only CrowdStrike Did

As far as we know, the FBI still has not examined the DNC server that Russia allegedly hacked.

There has been no corroboration or second opinion on who may have hacked the server. The only source for this claim is CrowdStrike, who began monitoring the DNC system on May 5th, 2016, according to DailyMail.com.

The DNC also reportedly paid $168,000 to CrowdStrike.

3. Comey Contradicted The DNC’s Story On The FBI Asking To See The Server

The DNC claimed in January that the reason the FBI never examined their hacked server was simple–the FBI never requested to do so. Yet, DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker gave told BuzzFeed News in an email, “The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers.”

However, this claim was contradicted by then-FBI director James Comey, who said in a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in January that there were “multiple requests at different levels” to look at the DNC’s servers. Instead, Comey said a “highly respected private company” got access to the servers–meaning CrowdStrike.

A senior FBI official told WIRED in January, “The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated.”

“This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier.”

As Josephine Wolff of Slate pointed out, “…whether because they were denied access or simply never asked for it, the FBI instead used the analysis of the DNC breach conducted by security firm CrowdStrike as the basis for its investigation. Regardless of who is telling the truth about what really happened, perhaps the most astonishing thing about this probe is that a private firm’s investigation and attribution was deemed sufficient by both the DNC and the FBI.”

 

4. CrowdStrike Co-Founder Is Fellow On Russia Hawk Group, Has Connections To George Soros, Ukrainian Billionaire

Co-Founder and CTO of CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow on the Atlantic Council.

The Atlantic Council is hawkish on Russia, previously publishing reports about topics like how the West can “get tougher” on Russia, how to “fight back Against Russian political warfare,” how to respond “to Russia’s Anti-Western Aggression.”

Other articles are titled, “From Russia with Hate: The Kremlin’s Support for Violent Extremism in Central Europe” and “Here’s Why You Should Worry About Russian Propaganda.”

In one article published by the Atlantic Council, writer Stephen Blank claims that Russia is a more urgent security threat than terrorism.

Further, the Atlantic Council is funded by NATO, enhancing the hawkish view on Russia.

The Atlantic Council is also funded by the “Open Society Initiative for Europe,” a program of leftist billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

The Open Society Initiative for Europe has written that they support, “initiatives that strengthen the protection of migrants and the politics of inclusion, giving the leading role and voice in advocating policies and social change to migrants and refugees, their descendants, and their allies in civil society.”

The Atlantic Council is also funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Pinchuk is a Ukrainian billionaire who reportedly gave $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, and was invited to Clinton’s home for a dinner in 2012 while she was secretary of state, despite an earlier denial from a Clinton spokesperson that “never on her schedule” during her time as Secretary.

5. CrowdStrike Is Funded By Clinton-Loving Google $$

Finally, it’s worth pointing out that CrowdStrike received $100 million in investments led by Google Capital (since re-branded as CapitalG) in 2015.

CapitalG is owned by Alphabet, and Eric Schmidt, Alphabet’s chairman, was a supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. More than just supporting Clinton, leaked emails from Wikileaks in November 2016 showed that in 2014 he wanted to have an active role in the campaign.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Schmidt “sent a Clinton campaign official a lengthy memo with advice on running the campaign. He told campaign officials he was ‘ready to fund, advise recruit talent,’ and ‘clearly wants to be head outside advisor,’ according to a 2014 email from Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta to campaign manager Robby Mook.”

And Politico reported in November 2016 that Schmidt “served in a personal capacity as an adviser to the Clinton operation,” and wore a “staff” badge at her election night party.

Schmidt also funded a startup called, “The Groundwork.” An article in Quartz titled, “The stealthy, Eric Schmidt-backed startup that’s working to put Hillary Clinton in the White House,” details its operations.

“The Groundwork, according to Democratic campaign operatives and technologists, is part of efforts by Schmidt—the executive chairman of Google parent-company Alphabet—to ensure that Clinton has the engineering talent needed to win the election,” the article says.

“And it is one of a series of quiet investments by Schmidt that recognize how modern political campaigns are run, with data analytics and digital outreach as vital ingredients that allow candidates to find, court, and turn out critical voter blocs.”

The post also calls Schmidt “one of the most powerful donors in the Democratic Party.”

There are other connections between Google money and the Democratic Party.

Stephanie Hannon, former Director of Product Management for Google, left in 2015 to become Hillary Clinton’s Chief Technology Officer for her 2016 campaign.

https://dailycaller.com/2017/06/24/crowdstrike-five-things-everyone-is-ignoring-about-the-russia-dnc-story/

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Government Moves To Seize NXIVM Headquarters And Other Real Estate – And Whatever The Vanguard May Own

One thing you have to acknowledge about the U.S. criminal justice system is that once it decides to go after someone, it can completely and utterly destroy them.

Overcharging Of Offenses

First, comes the over-charging of offenses – which can turn just about any minor crime into a potential 20-year sentence.

This usually involves the addition of related crimes like “Conspiracy To ____” – and the all-time favorites of federal prosecutors: Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Wire Fraud.

The overcharging leads to plea deal offers that, given the alternative, many defendants accept regardless of their guilt or innocence.

Three years in a minimum security prison is a lot more doable than twenty years in a maximum security facility.

Government Moves To Seize NXIVM Headquarters And Other Real Estate – And Whatever The Vanguard May Own

New Asset Forfeiture Filings Will Give U.S. Government Ownership Of NXIVM “Tech”

Earlier this week, Frank Report broke the news on the government’s move to seize various NXIVM-related assets (As indicated in that report, the government had already obtained consent from Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack to seize those assets – and was expected to receive similar consents from Nancy Salzman, Clare Bronfman, and Kathy Russell in the near future).

The assets to be seized include the following:

(1) The real property located at 8 Hale Drive, Halfmoon New York 12065, together with its respective buildings, appurtenances, improvements, fixtures, attachments, easements and furnishings;

(2) Fifteen thousand six hundred seventy dollars and zero cents ($15,670.00) in United States currency seized on or about March 27, 2018 from 3 Oregon Trail, Waterford, New York 12188;

(3) Three hundred ninety thousand one hundred eighty dollars and zero cents ($390,180.00) in United States currency seized on or about March 27, 2018 from 3 Oregon Trail, Waterford, New York 12188;

(4) One hundred nine thousand seven hundred twenty-seven dollars and zero cents ($109,727.00) in United States currency seized on or about March 27, 2018 from 3 Oregon Trail, Waterford, New York 12188;

(5) The real property located at 7 Generals Way, Clifton Park, New York 12065, together with its respective buildings, appurtenances, improvements, fixtures, attachments, easements and furnishings, and all proceeds traceable thereto;

(6) The real property located at 455 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, together with its respective buildings, appurtenances, improvements, fixtures, attachments, easements and furnishings, and all proceeds traceable thereto;

(7) The real property located at 457 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, together with its respective buildings, appurtenances, improvements, fixtures, attachments, easements and furnishings, and all proceeds traceable thereto; and

(8) The real property located at 449 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, together with its respective buildings, appurtenances, improvements, fixtures, attachments, easements and furnishings, and all proceeds traceable thereto.

New Asset Forfeiture Filings Will Give U.S. Government Ownership Of NXIVM “Tech”


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Africans coming across southern border have ‘rolls of $100 bills’

The “poor huddled masses” coming across the southern border may not be so poor after all.

Swiss journalist Urs Gehriger recently visited African migrants who breached the border and hung out on the streets of San Antonio, Texas, waiting to go elsewhere in the country, and he met hostility from people who didn’t want to share details about their experiences, conflicted each other, and had rolls of $100 bills.

In a recording played on Fox News, Gehriger asks a migrant from Congo how she got to America.

She refused to say.

“We are here now in the United States. Why do you ask about Ecuador?” a woman said, referring to the reported country they passed through.

As Gehriger continued to ask simple questions, he said they backtracked and “were not answering at all.”

“They wouldn’t tell me anything about how they got here, and then they started to get aggressive and they were contradicting each other,” he told Laura Ingraham.

“One said they ran through the forest, and another said no, there was no forest, and they were actually arguing among themselves,” Gehriger said.

He said they started to get “aggressive” after questions about money and help.

Gehriger believes the illegals were coached on giving answers to authorities.

“I had the impression that somebody told them not to speak about it,” and acting like “now we’re here, you have to help us, give us money.”

“What I found from an aid worker there, they actually do have money. Quite a few of them, because he spotted them under a tree, right in front of the shelter, counting a roll of money with hundred dollar bills,” Gehriger told Ingraham.

Hundreds of migrants Congo and Angola were transported to San Antonio the week before, and city officials say they received no warning from the feds that they were coming.

KENS published a story showing dozens of people milling around downtown, saying they arrived at the southern U.S. border by way of Ecuador.

For those of you following along on the Congolese migrant influx in San Antonio, this is what made air on Thursday. A lengthier write-up including the struggles Catholic Charities is facing can be found here: https://t.co/MRIGBQuntl@KENS5 #kens5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/nJeC215LQv

— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 6, 2019

All told, 350 Africans arrived that week.

City officials say CBP told them another 200-300 would be arriving later.

One migrant told reporter Jaleesa Irizarry via Google translate that he came to America “for security reasons” and once he made it, “with the help of the USA, I can get it back,” referring to his family that stayed behind.

Africans coming across southern border have ‘rolls of $100 bills’

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