Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Q Anon, Wildfires, and Agenda 2030. Michael Rivero


Censorship, Propaganda, and Corruption
Guest's website: https://www.whatreallyhappened.com



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2018.]

Trump vs. His Own Administration? (Liberty Report)


Is Pompeo working against Trump?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2018.]

US, Turkey Declare Economic War


Relations between the US and Turkey — a key American ally and home to NATO’s second-largest army — hit a new low on Friday, with the presidents of both countries rhetorically declaring economic war on each other. And over the course of a single day, the Turkish lira lost 17 percent of its value.

Within hours, early signs of panic spread to world financial markets. A European currency trader, who asked that his name not be published, told WhoWhatWhy on Sunday that he had never seen so much trade and volatility over a weekend, blaming it on the Turkey events.

Most analysts say that fears about a global recession triggered by a Turkish collapse are overblown at this point. According to data analyzed by Bloomberg, markets have priced the probability that the country would default on its sovereign debt in the next five years at about 25 percent. Such a default, far from inevitable right now, could cause trouble in Europe. But it is unlikely that the contagion can spread far enough to trigger a crisis of the magnitude of the 2008 crash.

Still, the feud could have profound implications for US policy in Europe and the Middle East, experts say.

“Turkey could be a lost cause for the West if Russia and China approach the situation opportunistically,” Cenk Sidar of Sidar Global Advisors, a Washington, DC-based strategic advisory firm, told WhoWhatWhy. Turkey, in fact, has already sought Russia’s help.

It has been a dizzying exchange with the occasional element of a spy-movie plot. The disagreements between the two countries run deep. This one started over the fate of an American pastor, Andrew Brunson, jailed in Turkey since 2016 on spying and terror charges.

According to a Washington Post report, President Donald Trump felt cheated in late July after Turkey failed to keep its side of a bargain to free Brunson in exchange for the release of a Turkish woman arrested in Israel for spying.

Within days, his administration imposed sanctions on Turkey’s justice and interior ministers, threatened to unwind Ankara’s duty-free access to the market, and radically increased tariffs, sending the lira into a tailspin.

“I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar,” Trump tweetedon Friday.

Many in Turkey saw it as adding insult to injury. The tweet came right in the middle of a much anticipated speech by Turkey’s recently appointed finance minister, and son-in-law of the country’s strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The minister had vainly attempted to reassure investors that he had a “new economic approach” to offer.

“Aluminum will now be 20% and Steel 50%,” Trump added, shocking many analysts. “Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!”
https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/67696/us-turkey-declare-economic.html

Related:

Turkish Lira Collapses as Trump Options Tariffs to Extract Diplomatic Cooperation (Styx)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2018.]

"Unite the Right" Was A Couple Dozen LARPers and Antifa Acting Dumb (Styx)


As predicted the media is thus solely reporting on the discrepancy between the "rally" size and the size of counterprotestors without even mentioning Antifa violence much.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2018.]

JAMES GUNN REHIRED?!?! DISNEY RUMORS SWIRL!! (CAPS)




The pedo jokes were pretty sick and certainly not appropriate for someone working for Disney. Kinda reminds me of racist jokes and people getting fired for that.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 15th, 2018.]

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

ISRAEL’S STRATEGIC COLLAPSE: How Putin Sandbagged Netanyahu


Resulting from Russia’s declaration that it would be establishing eight militarized outposts along the de facto Syria-Israel border, the UN has been prodded into action, and is re-engaging its own responsibilities to monitor the region. The UN previously was unable to perform, due to pressure from the US, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia chiefly, to pressure the UN not to guard the demilitarized zone.

The result of a lacking UN presence was that the area was more easily used by Israel to provide safe harbor, arms, equipment, and medical care to Al-Qaeda and ISIS groups, under these and several related brands. Russia has been looking for a solution ever since. With the US’s waning influence in the region, and significantly reduced force projection capacity, we entered into a new period.

This had the effect of sending the Zionist entity scrambling in order to seek a better deal, attempting to triangulate US-Russia tensions and the proxy war between the two multi-polar powers in the region. Israel has considerable pull on some pillars of Russian power, enough so that it is able to build its move of desperation into the creation of the perception both domestically and internationally, that its moves here are proactive, and demonstrate an expansion of Israeli power.

Whether a line trotted for domestic consumption or international consumption or both, Israel trumps that it is not only controlling the US Congress through AIPAC and other deeper mechanisms upon the deep state, such as through banking and through pedophile kompromat, but ostensibly also the Russian Duma. A large portion of Israel’s population today are also Russian and former Soviet citizens, holding two passports. In addition, a statistically disproportionate number of Russia’s capitalist class are also Israeli citizens.

In the grand strategies of nations, it is always beneficial when they are able to shape their major strategic activities in ways that can be read multiple ways, by multiple other strategic actors, with each actor having a generally correct read of the activity. This provides tremendous latitude and ability to act. These can be considered ‘dual purpose’ strategies.

At the present moment, nowhere is this practice and this condition more visible than with Russia’s game with Israel. The biggest news recently was that Russia was set to establish eight military outposts, along the de facto border of Israel and Syria, on the Syrian-governed side of the border with the Golan Heights, the region which is presently under an illegal Israeli occupation.

Through a complex system of information war, Russia is using the very same cordoning off of the internet which the US establishment and deep state are set to complete, to disassemble reality. This  virtual walled garden is meant to decelerate and frustrate the otherwise natural tendency of the internet towards the cross-pollination and cross-semination of ideas.

This original internet process of cross-pollination leads inevitably to a quickening of the historic process of the same, and previously the internet increased the rate at which this process occurred, which is inherently destabilizing for the powers that be. As the US is cordoning the internet off into various ‘walled gardens’, keeping like with like, it is maintaining a segregative process.

And Russia is doing its best responsive maneuver, at least operationalizing that fact of the US establishing cordoned off internet zones. How this works, is fairly easy to understand. In some sectors of the internet, Russia is promoted as Israel’s greatest ally. In others, the ‘Axis of Resistance’, featuring Iran, Iraq, and Hezbollah of Lebanon, depicts Russia as an important ally. Both are able to point to certain aspects of the conflict in Syria as evidence of this.

This belief creation process, especially through new media and the internet, is a critical part of how simulacra are created in the context of 4GW – fourth generation warfare. Beliefs derived from the internet carry stronger weight at this time than beliefs drawn from television and radio. This is for many reasons, including the role of peer to peer information gathering, and that internet based information was pre-selected and ‘dug for’ by the consumer. This lends it a higher degree of value.

Russia has stated publicly that it is interested in both Iran and Israel’s strategic interests. How can this be, given that both countries are apparently in a proxy, and even recently direct, conflict with one another? In deciphering ‘Lavrovese‘, the language of Russian diplomacy, it must be understood that words have a certain meaning. In terms of Russia’s policy commitments to ‘strategic interests’, this doesn’t mean ‘as these countries view these themselves‘. In other words, Russia is committed to what it, itself, believes are Israel and Iran’s strategic interests, as opposed to what these two countries publicly state their interests are. In short, Russia is committed to Russia’s strategic interests; which do align with the general conception of deconfliction. The idea here is the most balanced compromises that deliver peace as a status quo. Instead of strategic interests, ‘security insurance’ is a better concept to separate this out from Israels irredentist goals or Iran’s foothold in Lebanon. It is neither a problem nor a criticism to state such. Russia has sandbagged its intentions with regard to Israel, and Israel is taking the bait.

Also, there is the fact that Russia is aware that both states, Israel and Iran, engage in a form of demagoguery and rhetorically politicize things beyond what may be the real strategic goal. A war between  both countries may not be within either country’s strategic interests, given that Israel is a nuclear power and that Iran’s conventional response would be similarly effective. So all this rhetoric is in fact about containment, playing to their bases, not about mutual destruction, as it is sometimes understood each has called for the other.

Both Iran and Israel have strategic interests in Iraq, with Israel building strong ties with radical Sunni’s in Iraq who despise Iranian Shia’s growth of power. In essence, Iraq has become a proxy border between Israel and Iran. The government of Iraq today is increasingly, and more than nominally so, supportive of Iran. At the same time, through its parliament and private industry, Israel also has a vested interest in Iraq’s natural and mineral resources – oil and water. Moreover, and finally, what Iran and Israel publicly say their strategic interests are, may not match up with their own internal designs and discourse with regard to grand strategy and regional hegemony. Both states have benefited from the US-led invasion of Iraq. Recall at the time that both the US hand-picked ‘secular moderate’ government of Chalabi, and the ‘Shia resistance’ led by al-Sadr’s al-Mahdi Army, represented Iranian vested interest in the US’s campaign.
https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/08/israels-strategic-collapse-how-putin-sandbagged-netanyahu/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

Russian Collusion Increasingly Points To Muller - Bill Still


Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted former FBI head, Bob Mueller for accepting millions of dollars in illegal donations from a Russian oligarch to fund the framing of then presidential candidate, Donald Trump.



Correction to the above - Russia did not forcibly annex Crimea, it joined freely after there had been a free and open vote to break away from the rest of Ukraine (after the US backed coup).

Judge Jeanine -“Bob Mueller, isn’t your whole investigation premised on a Fake Dossier, paid for by Hillary, created by a man who hates Donald Trump, and used to con a FISA Court Judge. Bob, I really think it’s time for you to give up your phony investigation.”

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

The 'RUSSIAN HIJACKING' of America, & HYSTERIA Explained (IF you WANT it) - Black Pigeon


Russia, Election, Hacking, Putin, Donald Trump, Media, McCarthyism.



Correction to the above - Russia did not forcibly annex Crimea, it joined freely after there had been a free and open vote to break away from the rest of Ukraine (after the US backed coup).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

Why Does Facebook Use NATO To Help Censor Users? (Liberty Report)


Facebook has "hired" the Atlantic Council - a NATO, US government, and foreign funded "think tank" to determine whether posts or members are authentic or whether they are "agents of a foreign power." How is it possible that US government's directly funded entities are collaborating with corporations to decide what speech is to be prohibited?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

170 Registered Voters in Ohio’s 12th District Listed as Over 116 Years Old




All forms of vote fraud need to be tackled from this voter fraud issue (fake IDs, fake voters) to electronic voter machine fraud (vote flipping). If nothing is done Trump could lose in 2020. He faced fraud in 2016 and overcame it. The same may not be true in the future, especially if there is a tsunami of fraud.

Related:

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults. A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud .

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

Kanye West on Donald Trump (Jimmy Kimmel Interview)


Kanye talks about his passion for music and fashion, what he thinks of Donald Trump, Kim's trip to Washington D.C. to meet with him, the two motivating forces in the world, overcoming fear, being too caught up in the past, and he reveals how he feels about people being mad at him.



In rebuttal to Kimmel's comment at the end that Trump's policies were breaking up families on the Mexican border - it was also happening under Obama. Trump actually tried to fix the mess.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

PATHOLOGICAL ALTRUISM - PJW


It's rampant. It's infectious. And it's spreading - fast!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

I'm DONE with the Left. My #WalkAway Story


Asian Americans tend to be the quiet when discussing these issues openly, I have yet to see another one who feels the same way. Let me know what you guys think!



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

10 Numbers That Prove That America's Current Financial Condition Is A Horror Show


America’s long-term “balance sheet numbers” just continue to get progressively worse.  Unfortunately, since the stock market has been soaring and the GDP numbers look okay, most Americans assume that the U.S. economy is doing just fine. 

But the stock market was soaring and the GDP numbers looked okay just prior to the great financial crisis of 2008 as well, and we saw how that turned out.  The truth is that GDP is not the best measure for the health of the economy.  Judging the U.S. economy by GDP is basically like measuring the financial health of an individual by how much money he or she spends, and I will attempt to illustrate that in this article.

If I went out right now and got a whole bunch of new credit cards and started spending money like there was no tomorrow, would that mean that my financial condition had improved?

No, in fact it would mean that my long-term financial condition just got a whole lot worse.
GDP is a measurement of how much economic activity is happening in our society, and it is basically an indication of how much money is changing hands.

But just because more money is changing hands does not mean that things are going well.  What really matters is what is happening to assets and liabilities.  In other words, is wealth being built or is more debt just being accumulated?

Sadly, there are only a handful of bright spots in our economy.  A couple of very large tech companies such as Apple are accumulating wealth, but just about everywhere else you look debt is growing at an unprecedented pace.  Household debt has never been higher, corporate debt has doubled since the last financial crisis, state and local government debt is at record highs, and the U.S. national debt is wildly out of control.

If I went out tomorrow and spent $20,000 with a bunch of new credit cards, I could claim that my “personal GDP” was soaring because I was spending a lot more money then before.  But my boasting would be pointless because in reality I would just be putting my family in an extremely precarious financial position.

Economic growth that is produced by continually increasing amounts of debt is not a positive thing.  I wish that more people understood this very basic concept.  The following are 10 numbers that prove that America’s current financial condition is a horror show…
#1 U.S. consumer credit just hit another all-time record high.  In the second quarter of 2008, total consumer credit reached a grand total of 2.63 trillion dollars, and now ten years later that number has soared to 3.87 trillion dollars.  That is an increase of 48 percent in just one decade.
#2 Student loan debt has surpassed 1.5 trillion dollars for the first time ever.  Over the last 8 years, the total amount of student loan debt has shot up 79 percent in the United States.
#3 According to the Federal Reserve, the credit card default rate in the U.S. has risen for 7 quarters in a row.
#4 One recent survey found that 42 percent of American consumers paid their credit card bill late “at least once in the last year”, and 24 percent of Americans consumers paid their credit card bills late “more than once in the last year”.
#5 Real wage growth in the United States just declined by the most that we have seen in 6 years.
#6 According to one recent study, the “rate of people 65 and older filing for bankruptcy is three times what it was in 1991”.
#7 We are in the midst of the greatest “retail apocalypse” in American history.  At this point, 57 major retailers have announced store closings so far in 2018.
#8 The size of the official U.S. budget deficit is up 21 percent under President Trump.
#9 It is being projected that interest on the national debt will surpass half a trillion dollars for the first time ever this year.
#10 Goldman Sachs is projecting that the yearly U.S. budget deficit will surpass 2 trillion dollars by 2028.
And I haven’t even talked about unfunded liabilities.  Those are essentially future commitments that we have made that we don’t have the money for at the moment.

According to Professor Larry Kotlikoff, our unfunded liabilities are well in excess of 200 trillion dollars right now.

If individuals, corporations, state and local governments and the federal government all stopped going into more debt, we would plunge into the greatest economic depression in U.S. history immediately.

The system is deeply, deeply broken, and the only way that we can keep this debt bubble going is go keep accumulating even more debt.

Anyone out there that believes that the U.S. economy has been “fixed” is completely deceived.  NOTHING has been fixed.  Instead, our long-term financial imbalances are getting worse at an escalating pace.

Unfortunately, the attitude of the general public is so similar to what it was just prior to the great financial crisis of 2008.  Most people seem to assume that just because we have not experienced great consequences for our very foolish decisions up to this point that no great consequences are coming.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-13/10-numbers-prove-americas-current-financial-condition-horror-show

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

Keiser Report (E1265): Can the System Be Unrigged?


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss Potemkin regulators in the UK and economists like Paul Krugman arguing on behalf of Potemkin money for the world. Money that doesn’t actually provide a stable store of value on which to build a world economy. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Michael Krieger of LibertyBlitzkrieg.com about Jeff Bezos’s billions. Can the system be unrigged at this point in time or is bitcoin the only viable solution for the individual? They also discuss Trump’s trade wars.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 14th, 2018.]

Monday, 13 August 2018

Apple, Google, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter Subvert the US Constitution, Free Speech, and American Liberty - PCR


The coordinated attack on widely watched Info Wars host Alex Jones by Apple, Facebook, Google/Youtube, and Spotify is all the proof that we need that the total failure to enforce America’s anti-trust laws has produced unaccountably powerful firms that are able to exercise far more censorship, not only in America but also abroad among Washington’s vassal states, than the Nazi Gestapo or Stalin’s NKVD were ever able to achieve.
 
Recently the progressive Rob Kall and I discussed on his show the implications of a trillion dollar company, which Apple now is. A day or two afterward, Rob Kall wrote an article on his website OpEdNews in which he made a case that a trillion dollar company had too much power for our continuation as a free people. I agree with him. Only 16 countries out of 195 countries in the world, a mere 0.08 percent, have a GDP equal to or larger than one trillion dollars.
 
Think about that. Apple is larger than the GNP of almost every country in the world. In other words, Apple has the power of a major government. Apple could be a member of the G-20. Apple could institute its own currency and be part of SDR drawing rights. Apple could participate as a backer of IMF and World Bank loans. Apple could have its own military and secret service.
 
No sooner than Rob Kall made his case than Apple proved it, along with the other tech monopolies: Google/Youtube, Spotify, and Facebook. https://www.rt.com/usa/435259-infowars-ban-twitter-reacts/

In the US almost everything has been monopolized—the digital world; 90% of the print and TV media owned by 5 or 6 companies; 90% of bank deposits in 5 large banks “too big to fail; Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes which have abolished independent community family stores; auto parts franchises that have abolished family businesses; restuarant franchises that have destroyed family restaurants; pharmacautical and chemical monopolies. It is endless. The monopolization of the American economy was done under the rubric of “globalism.” The dogma is that you can’t compete globally unless you are large enough to be a monopoly or near-monopoly.

The digital revolution combined with Identity Politics has made it easy to curtail free speech. Any attention to issues that the ruling elite doesn’t want mentioned, any truth-telling that exposes hidden agendas, is branded “conspiracy theory” or “hate speech” and shut down. That monopoly power is what Apple, Facebook, Gogle/Youtube and Spotify have now exercised against Alex Jones.

Alex is just the beginning. He is outspoken and at times over the top. But he puts into the limelight issues that the ruling powers want kept in the shadows. This, and only this, is the reason that the ruling elite are attempting to shut him down. The hate speech charge is a fabricated joke.

What Apple, Facebook, and the rest of the American Gestapo mean is that the Truth Is Hate Speech. This is straight out of George Orwell’s 1984.

The deception of the American people by censuring truth-tellers is now the official policy of Apple, Google/Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify.
 
The print and TV media have already fired all the real journalists, such as Robert Perry, Chris Hedges, and Sy Hersh. Now that Alex Jones is being driven off the Internet, the elite’s determination to control all explanations will spread over the Internet until every truth-teller is shut down. It is just a matter of time.

Indeed the censorship is rapidly spreading. Twitter has now banned the presence of Scott Horton who is the editorial director of antiwar.com and Daniel McAdams who is director of the libertarian Ron Raul Institute. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-07/crackdown-continues-twitter-suspends-libertarian-accounts-including-ron-paul Tommy Robinson has had his Instagram page removed. https://www.rt.com/uk/435312-tommy-robinson-instagram-ban/ Former State Department official Peter Van Buren has been banned from Twitter, apparently because he told us that government officials lie to us.

Identity Politics, which helped to impose speech codes and to create the catgegory of “hate speech” which any member of a “victim group” can turn against white males, is one source of the censorship that is destroying free speech throughout the Western World. However, in the United States the most powerful force for censorship is the fact that the agendas of the rulingj elite are unacceptable to the American people. The ruling elite fear that their cover stories are so thin that even those who have been brainwashed will see the light if any truth continues to shine.

In the Western World today nothing is more endangered than truth. No public or private institution, whether the CIA, FBI, or Justice (sic) Department, or Facebook, Apple, Google, Youtube, or Twitter, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, New York Times, or Washington Post has any respect whatsoever for truth.
Truth is in the way of hidden agendas. The presstitutes serve the hidden agendas, not the truth.

Nothing is less welcome in Western political systems than the truth. Yet the Russian, Chinese, North Korean, Iranian, and Indian governments still puruse meaningless agreements with Washington, agreements, like the Iranian one, that have no possibility whatsoever of being kept by Washington.

Washington intends to exercise hegemony over the world. The neoconservatives, who together with Israel with whom the neoconservatives are solidly allied, control US foreign policy and are firmly committed to US hegemony over the world. If the governments of Russia, China, Iran, India, and North Korea do not understand this, they are in for a hard ride.

What can we do? Never purchase another Apple product. Desert Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify. Terminate all Google email accounts and never use a Google search engine. These firms are Nazi Gestapo firms. They deserve our condemnation. These despicable companies should be nationalized or abolished or arrested for aiding the plot to overthrow the President of the United States.

They are the agents of evil.

There are alternative portals. Turn to them and support the ones that refuse to censor free speech. Hopefully, the anti-democratic actions by Facebook, Twitter and the rest will destroy their business model, and their place will be taken by new firms that respect the Constitution’s protection of free speech.

Are Americans so stupid that they do not see what is unfolding in front of their eyes? Our ruling elite have agendas that they cannot defend. People like Alex Jones expose these agendas. The ruling elite have to shut this exposure down, so they misrepresent and demonize Alex Jones. Those brainwashed into Identity Politics and the presstitute media are manipulated and used to instigate a campaign against Alex Jones, just as they have been used against President Trump, Julian Assange, Snowden, and many others. Indeed, PropOrNot was used against 200 independent-minded websites.
 
Once they get Alex, who they made a target, they will make a target of the rest of us, and all truth will disappear from the entirety of the Western World. Indeed, truth has a scant presence in the existing Western World. The ruling elites have no interest in truth. At some point the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, Indians, and North Koreans will have to become aware of this fact.

Before you stupidly, as so many insouciant Americans will do, jump on the anti-Alex Jones bandwaggon, remember and think about the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoller’s observation of his time under the Nazis:

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”


This time they are starting with Alex Jones.
 
Soon it will be all of us. In America free speech, which is essential to the discovery of truth, is being systematically exterminated. The idea that the United States is a free country is the greatest lie ever told.
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/?p=67295

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2018.]

CNN Caught Planting an Anti-Trump Socialist Posing as Trump Supporter?




Story thanks to Trump is Right.

Astroturfing by Fake News Central !!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2018.]

US Senate calls Julian Assange to testify on Russian 'meddling'


The US Senate Intelligence Committee has requested that persecuted WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange testify before committee staff. The committee is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.



Patrick Henningsen interviewed here points out that Assange's testimony could help to fully sink the idea that the Russians hacked the DNC servers. He could appear in Washington with proof.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2018.]

Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto


The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday, August 10th, the verdict rendered by the jury in the 8-week trial whereby the jury found unanimously that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson to develop NHL, and that Monsanto failed to warn of this severe health hazard. Importantly, the jury also found that Monsanto acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct.”

Furthermore, and here’s the most important part of that decision, the jury decided
ordering the agrochemical giant to pay $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages for failing to warn consumers that exposure to Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

It seems Bayer bought a “pig-in-a-poke” when it decided to “marry” Monsanto!  The above jury award amounts to $289.2 million to be paid to Mr. Dwayne Johnson, who is dying of non-Hodgkin lymphoma attributed to his spraying of Monsanto’s Roundup® products while working as a groundskeeper at a California school.

This specific information in the email from the GHAG law firm ought to give all consumers a legal standing against Roundup® in any court action:
“Many of these confidential Monsanto documents were unsealed for the first time,” said co-lead counsel David Dickens. “They show that Monsanto knew that its testing was insufficient and that there was a synergistic effect when glyphosate is combined with surfactants which help the glyphosate penetrate both plant and animal cell walls.
Here’s Her Honor, the Judge, reading of the verdict in the court room, as transmitted by GHAG Media Relations email.


https://www.activistpost.com/2018/08/monsanto-taken-to-the-cleaners-in-jury-verdict-dwayne-johnson-v-monsanto.html

The conclusions reached by the jury seem very reasonable - that there were no adequate warnings for a product they saw as hazardous to one's health.

This verdict, if upheld after appeal, will open the gates for similar court action. All companies with probable hazardous products will need to fully investigate and disclose any harm they may cause.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2018.]

South Africa: Failed State INCOMING


South Africa, Land Grab, Farmers, Julius Malema, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe, Constitution, Cyril Ramaphosa, land expropriation, expropriation without compensation.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 13th, 2018.]