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Credibility of Cyber Firm that Claimed Russia Hacked the DNC Comes Under Serious Question

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Before I get to the meat of this post, we need to revisit a little history. The cyber security firm hired to inspect the DNC hack and determine who was responsible is a … Continue reading

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NOW Can We Admit the War On Terror Has Failed?

In the wake of the terror attacks in England, France, Germany and elsewhere, can we finally admit that the war on terror is an utter and complete failure? 10 Ways to Reduce Terrorism So if the war on terror has … Continue reading

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Do Wars Help or HURT the Economy?

Does Defense Spending Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs … Or Is It BAD for the Economy? Preface: Trump wants to drastically increase military spending.  At the same time, France, China, Japan and other countries are ramping up their military … Continue reading

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The Missing Logic of Russia-gate

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). As Rep. Adam Schiff tries out for the lead role … Continue reading

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Stealing from the Citizenry: How Government Goons Use Civil Asset Forfeiture to Rob Us Blind

By civil rights lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, … Continue reading

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UN Report on Mass Surveillance: “Trying To Appear Tough On Security By Legitimising Largely Useless, Hugely Expensive And Totally Disproportionate Measures Which Are Intrusive On So Many People’s Privacy”

A White House panel has previously slammed the NSA, and said that mass spying is unnecessary. Now, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy notes in a new report (with our comments) Deeply concerning … the status … Continue reading

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NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). There are real reasons to worry about President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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Sanders Would Have Won

We repeatedly argued that Sanders would have won the presidential election if Democratic insiders hadn’t sabotaged his campaign (oops). Indeed, Sanders has consistently polled as the most popular politician in America. Recent polls tend to back this up, showing Sanders’ … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Works For Wall Street, Not Russia

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable at this point. Donald Trump is a phony, who has given his administration over to Wall Street crooks even more enthusiastically than his predecessors, and his … Continue reading

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The Same Frequencies Used for Pain-Inflicting Crowd Control Weapons Form the Foundation of the Network that Will Tie Together More Than 50 Billion Devices As Part of the Internet of Things

We previously noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is a scam … being pushed so that Big Brother can spy on us. Believe it or not, IoT may also pose health and safety risks. Devra Lee Davis – Founding … Continue reading

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The Whole POINT of the Internet of Things Is So Big Brother Can Spy On You

No One Wants the Internet of Things … No one wants the Internet of Things (IoT). The Washington Post noted in 2014: No one really wants a “smart” washing machine …. *** If you’re wondering who would want to buy … Continue reading

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Why Trump’s Syria ‘Surge’ Will Fail

By Dr. Ron Paul, 12-term U.S. Congressman and former presidential candidate, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several … Continue reading

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Rule by Thieves: One Week in the Life of the American Kleptocracy

By constitutional and civil rights attorney John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “The first and most important thing to understand about politics is this: forget Right, Left, Center, socialism, fascism, or democracy. Every government that exists — or ever existed, or … Continue reading

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President Trump: Beware Of Saudi Snake Oil That Fuels Terror

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Dear President Trump, … Continue reading

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The Banking Secret that Neither Economists Nor Laypeople Know … Which Makes the Fatcats Richer, While Destroying the Real Economy

Private Banks – Not the Government or Central Banks – Create 97 Percent of All Money Who creates money? Most people assume that money is created by governments … or perhaps central banks. In reality – as noted by the … Continue reading

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CIA Stresses Loyalty to the AGENCY Over Loyalty to the Constitution

Government employees swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. Intelligence workers are no different … And yet former CIA counterterrorism officer and former senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kiriakou writes: One of the things … Continue reading

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A Flawed UN Investigation on Syria

By Gareth Porter,  an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy, who received the UK-based Gellhorn Prize for journalism for 2011 for articles on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold … Continue reading

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16 Year Congressman: CIA Leak Shows We’re “Sliding Down the Slippery Slope Toward Totalitarianism, Where Private Lives Do Not Exist”

16-year congressman Dennis Kucinich writes: That the CIA has reached into the lives of all Americans through its wholesale gathering of the nation’s “haystack” of information has already been reported. It is bad enough that the government spies on its … Continue reading

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The President Who Created the CIA Came to Regret It … Said the CIA Was a “Government All Its Own” Which Was Destroying Democracy … “Something the Founding Fathers Didn’t Have In Mind”

President Truman created the CIA. He explained that it was solely an attempt to consolidate intelligence from many different intelligence agencies (page 285): I needed … the President needed at that time a central organization that would bring all the … Continue reading

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We Warned the American People about Naked Surveillance, but No One Listened

By Kirk Wiebe,  a 32-year NSA veteran and senior analyst, who received the Director CIA’s Meritorious Unit Award and the NSA’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award. Kirk Wiebe I’m from a small town in Indiana, where we often passed on knowledge … Continue reading

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CIA Documents Reveal Agency Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones and TVs

We’ve previously documented that the government is spying on us through our computers, phones, cars, buses, streetlights, at airports and on the street, via mobile scanners and drones, through our credit cards and smart meters, televisions, dolls, and in many … Continue reading

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Leaked CIA Documents Show Government Intentionally Creates Digital Vulnerabilities, then Intentionally Leaves Them Open … Leaving Us Exposed and Insecure

We’ve previously documented that U.S. intelligence agencies are opening us up to hackers, malware and spying by bad guys. Specifically, American spy agencies have intentionally weakened digital security for many decades. This breaks the functionality of our computers and of the … Continue reading

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The Ever-Growing List of ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

Painting by Anthony Freda Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen, Generals, Spooks, Soldiers and Police ADMIT to False Flag Terror In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either … Continue reading

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Leaked CIA Document: CIA Uses “False Flag” Cyberattacks to Blame Russian Hackers

We’ve previously documented that it is child’s play to frame Russian hackers for attacks carried out by others. Today, Wikileaks released leaked CIA documents showing that this is a routine activity of the CIA: CIA steals other groups virus and … Continue reading

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The Democratic Party is Facing a Demographic Crisis

Will voters of the future swing left or right? Cropped from joebeone/flickr, CC BY Musa al-Gharbi, Columbia University In 2008, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama outperformed his predecessors John Kerry and Al Gore with virtually every single demographic group, handily … Continue reading

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The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even … Continue reading

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The Politics Behind ‘Russia-gate’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). There may be a turn-about-is-fair-play element to Democrats parsing … Continue reading

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Ihre Papiere, Bitte! (Your Papers, Please): Are We Being Set Up for a National ID System?

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “The triumph of the S.S. demands that the tortured victim allow himself to be led to the noose without protesting, that he renounce and abandon himself to the point of ceasing to … Continue reading

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Top NSA Whistleblower: Intelligence Agencies DID Spy On Trump

Trump claims that the Obama administration bugged Trump Tower before the election. Sound nutty? Perhaps … but former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said that Trump is probably right that Trump Tower was bugged (by the Justice Department, not Obama personally). … Continue reading

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The First U.S. President Ever to Try to Topple His Successor?

The Daily Mail claims: Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his … Continue reading

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NEW UNCOVERED INFORMATION: Why Central Banks Were Forced To Rig The Gold Market

By Steve St. Angelo, SRSrocco Report. Republished with permission. According to newly uncovered information in the gold market, it provides additional evidence of why the Fed, Central Banks and the IMF were forced to RIG the gold market.  Not only … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media’s ‘Victimhood’

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). It’s heartwarming that The New York Times and The Washington … Continue reading

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Newly-Declassified Documents Show that a Senior CIA Agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets

Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets: The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations … Continue reading

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Colombian Drug King Worked for CIA, Says His Son

In a brand new book, the son of Medellín drug king Pablo Escobar says that his father worked for the CIA (English translation). Sound crazy? Maybe … But Time reports: The U.S. government allowed the Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel to … Continue reading

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The Road to Hell Was Paved With Obama Cronyism

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, President Donald Trump’s naïve (or willfully blind) notion that Wall Street will work better at raising capital if it is unleashed from strident Federal regulation is unhinged from the facts on the … Continue reading

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How Trump Could Be a Truth-teller

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). One positive thing about a change in party control of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Carried Out Regime Change In Syria In 1949 … and Tried Again In 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today

The CIA backed a right-wing coup in Syria in 1949. Douglas Little, Professor, Department of Clark University History professor Douglas Little notes: Recently declassified records… confirm that beginning on November 30, 1948, [CIA operative Stephen] Meade met secretly with Colonel … Continue reading

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5 Top Russian Diplomats Die In 3 Months–Plus Putin’s Chauffeur Died In Freak Car Wreck In September–and Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell Told Charlie Rose He Would Assassinate Russians “To Make Them Pay A Price”

By Meryl Nass, M.D.  Dr. Nass is  a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. 100 Strange Russian deaths Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s UN ambassador since 2006,  died unexpectedly at age 64 in … Continue reading

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The Futility and Corruption of the Drug War

By Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation. I just finished watching the much-acclaimed series “Narcos” on Netflix. What a fantastic program. And what an excellent depiction of the futility and corruption of the war on drugs. The series is a … Continue reading

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NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). A grave danger from the Western mainstream media’s current hysteria … Continue reading

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Does An Anomaly In the Earth’s Magnetic Field Portend a Coming Pole Reversal?

John Tarduno, University of Rochester and Vincent Hare, University of Rochester The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by charged particles such as protons. … Continue reading

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Psychiatrist Who Literally Wrote the Book On Psychiatric Disorders Says “End the … Wild, Unfounded Speculation [On Trump’s Mental Health]” … Trump “Does Not Suffer from the Distress and Impairment Required to Diagnose Mental Disorder”

Dr. Allen Frances – professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical College – literally wrote the book on mental problems as chair of the DSM-IV Task Force. DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of … Continue reading

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Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

By Ron Paul, The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat … Continue reading

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How India became Bill Gates’ guinea pig: A conspiracy as recounted by the main actors

By Norbert Haering, a German financial journalist, blogger and PhD economist, who received the 2007 getAbstract Best Business Book award and the 2014 prize of the German Keynes Society for economic journalism. His best-selling book (in German) “The abolition of cash … Continue reading

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The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism

By Moon of Alabama. Originally posted at Moon of Alabama under The “Blind Sheik” And The CIA – Media Again Bury U.S. Support For Radical Islamism. Two days ago the Takfiri Islamist leader Omar Abdul-Rahman , the so called “Blind … Continue reading

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Not Nearly Enough Growth To Keep Growing

By Raúl Ilargi Meijer, the Automatic Earth. Jackson Pollock Shooting Star 1947  It’s amusing to see how views start to converge, at the same time that it’s tiresome to see how long that takes. It’s a good thing that more … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive and Well

By constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, the Rutherford Institute. “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated … Continue reading

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The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt

By Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. Originally published at Parry’s Consortium News (republished with permission). In the anti-Russian frenzy sweeping American politics and media, Democrats, … Continue reading

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That War You Ordered

By James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler.com The gaslighting of the American public continues, with Gaslighter-in-Chief, The New York Times, whipping up a frenzy of Russia paranoia.* It reminds me of an old gambit in fly fishing called the “artificial hatch.” Trout … Continue reading

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Leading Progressives Kucinich and Greenwald: Even Americans Who Hate Trump Should Defend Him Against Attempted Coup by the “Deep State” … A Coup Which Is Being Attempted “So That This Military Industrial Intel Axis Can Cash In”

Former liberal congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said Tuesday: What’s at the core of this is an effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the U.S. and Russia. And I tell you there’s … Continue reading

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