Monday, November 19, 2018

Life in fear: Report says 1 in 3 US drone-strike deaths in Yemen are civilians, including children

from RT

Bombings by the Saudi-led coalition may have devastated Yemen, but the country faces another deadly threat in the sky – US drones. A third of those killed by them in 2018 were civilians, including children, according to a report. 
"We live in fear. Drones don't leave the sky," said one farmer, describing the day that two of his relatives were killed in a US drone strike. His is one of several testimonies recorded in a new report by Associated Press documenting the rising civilian death toll caused by the US drone war against Al-Qaeda's Yemeni franchise.

While gathering an official toll of civilian deaths caused by US drone strikes is difficult – due to the inability to confirm identities or allegiances – estimates by AP show that a third of those killed so far in 2018, or some 30 people, were not members of the terrorist group. Some 215 civilians were killed by drones since the campaign started in 2002, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Some drone strikes kill several people in one family, as happened in January 2018 when a car full of civilians looking for a lost boy was struck by a US drone. Seven were killed in the strike, including five of the boy's family.

In an interview with RT, Saleh Farag, the boy's uncle, displayed pictures of the charred vehicle, and said: "It was a drone missile that killed them."...

[read more here]

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Bernie Sanders (once again) Promotes CIA Khashoggi Propaganda on Behalf of Neoliberal Oligarchs of America

by Scott Creighton

AS Bernie Sanders once again promotes the globalist propaganda of the day (as he has done from Yugoslavia to Libya to Syria to the White Helmets et al), the New York Times has penned an article promoting the same phony CIA "conclusion" that the Washington Post wrote about two days ago (and I covered exposing just how vapid and devoid of actual evidence the CIA "report" actually is)
"The C.I.A. made the assessment based on the crown prince’s control of Saudi Arabia...has buttressed its conclusion with two sets of crucial communications" NEW YORK TIMES Nov. 16, 2018
In effect, the Times says the CIA believes Mohhamed bin Salman MUST be responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi (in spite of the fact that no body (or parts in a well) has been found) because... he's responsible for everything that happens in Saudi Arabia.

The two "crucial communications" they mention break down like this: 
  • neither of the crucial communications have been released to the public (nor the "killing Khashoggi" tape for that matter)
  • MbS' brother directly states he never said anything like that to Khashoggi (says the last time he communicated with him was Oct. 2017) and dares CIA to release the call at which time "A C.I.A. spokesman declined to comment." when the Times asked them about that
  • the "tell your boss the job is done" could of course refer to anything someone was sent there to do
 This has got to be one of the most baseless, empty CIA reports in history... and there are a lot of baseless, empty CIA reports to compare it to. The Jan. 6 2017 Russian "collusion" report comes to mind (for the record, Bernie Sanders stands by that one as well)

In spite of what Sheepdog Sanders said in his Tweet, the CIA has confirmed nothing other than they have nothing to connect the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi to MbS.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Video of Walmart's Implied Consent Facial Recognition Tracking System

This is the video I promised the other day. I got out with no problems.

I'll never go back to Walmart again.

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CIA's Mockingbird,the Washington Post, Cranks Up the Pressure on KSA to Buy THAAD

by Scott Creighton

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist." Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower

Nothing happens in a vacuum. And that is a fact.

The Washington Post has scribbled a new piece of baseless propaganda from the CIA yesterday which was IMMEDIATELY PARROTED by ALL WP assets on social media. It's FAKE NEWS and its being megaphoned just like all the "RussiaGaters" say lies about Killary were back in the lead up to the election of 2016. Of course... Twitter isn't shutting down their accounts (just sayin)

"riding the camel"?!? is that a racial slur from Laurence Tribe? Sure sounds like one.

When I saw all this effort and hyperbole coming from the MSM and their various lackeys on social media I figured the Washington Post MUST have come up with something significant on old Mohamed bin Salman (MbS) in order for them to be pushing this hard on it.

So I went and read the article. Imagine my surprise...

Friday, November 16, 2018

UN slams ‘patently unjust’ UK social security system

(This is neoliberalism, savage capitalism, this is what it does everywhere it goes.)

by Steven Preece

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, has delivered a scathing attack against the UK Government, claiming that austerity measures are a “political choice” that are responsible for causing endemic poverty and hardship across the country.

Below is a detailed and unedited copy of his damning report. This is a VERY long read, so you may want to bookmark this page to return to later.

“The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, it contains many areas of immense wealth, its capital is a leading centre of global finance, its entrepreneurs are innovative and agile, and despite the current political turmoil, it has a system of government that rightly remains the envy of much of the world. It thus seems patently unjust and contrary to British values that so many people are living in poverty.

This is obvious to anyone who opens their eyes to see the immense growth in foodbanks and the queues waiting outside them, the people sleeping rough in the streets, the growth of homelessness, the sense of deep despair that leads even the Government to appoint a Minister for suicide prevention and civil society to report in depth on unheard of levels of loneliness and isolation. And local authorities, especially in England, which perform vital roles in providing a real social safety net have been gutted by a series of government policies. Libraries have closed in record numbers, community and youth centers have been shrunk and underfunded, public spaces and buildings including parks and recreation centers have been sold off. While the labour and housing markets provide the crucial backdrop, the focus of this report is on the contribution made by social security and related policies.

The results? 14 million people, a fifth of the population, live in poverty. Four million of these are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 1.5 million are destitute, unable to afford basic essentials. The widely respected Institute for Fiscal Studies predicts a 7% rise in child poverty between 2015 and 2022, and various sources predict child poverty rates of as high as 40%. For almost one in every two children to be poor in twenty-first century Britain is not just a disgrace, but a social calamity and an economic disaster, all rolled into one...

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"Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism" and "there is no such thing as French culture" French President Macron

The war on nationalism and the war FOR globalization is still upon us.

News of the Day: Blumenthal, MPN and Martin Push Don Lemon Propaganda as Brexit Implodes

Today's news. Odd isn't it how back home the complicit media like CNN as well as the so-called "alternative left" media are steadily demonizing "nationalists" and "protectionists while overseas the establishment is doing all it can to put an end to a protectionist movement known as Brexit.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Walmart Seeks Implied Consent With Facial Recognition Monitors in Full View

I have never seen anything like this before. Hung right in the middle of the isles low enough to ensure everyone sees it and looks up at it and when they see themselves, the software locks onto their faces for the recognition process signified by a green box around your face.

Walmart got into problems with this in the past using this technology in secret without informing the public so they had to stop as it is a violation of our right to privacy.

Today there are tons of companies that want to jump on the data commodification gravy train and several start-ups writing software and making equipment are looking to cash in. All they need is a way for Big Business to argue the customers have given their implied consent by not protesting and suing them over this intrusion. I believe this is why Walmart is beta-testing this system in my poor neighborhood.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Avigdor Lieberman Resigns Following Announcement of Investigation into Bus Attack

Avigdor Lieberman says he is resigning because he is angry about the ceasefire agreement signed yesterday. There have been many such agreements signed during his tenure. Why didn't resign when they were signed? More likely, he is resigning as a result of Israeli press and IDF conducting an investigation into the invisible anti-tank rocket attack on that bus that was parked "like a sitting duck" right next to the Gaza fence.