Friday, 31 January 2020

More Bombs Than Ever! Trump Escalates Obama's 'Good War' In Afghanistan (Liberty Report)


President Trump dropped more bombs on Afghanistan last year than in any of the past ten years. Yet "victory" is further away than ever. Aside from the riches being reaped by the bombmakers, what are we achieving in this 19 year war?



Asking good questions. Is the US going to stay in Afghanistan forever?

Note: Since this broadcast the CIA has denied that any of its personnel were on board the downed spy plane in Afghanistan.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

Bin Laden, 9:11 & The CIA Database - David Icke




David Icke doing a good job explaining the false flag 911 attack and what it was for - to whom it served.

Icke here is talking, in his own way, but fairly accurately, about the people surrounding these attacks, and how they made money off it, and the spy ring, and the foreknowledge of the attacks, destruction of evidence, and other stuff. He paints a pretty good picture/context of the event.

Note: In reaction to Icke saying there wasn't much on site investigation - there was some surveying on site after the destruction but we know people like John Gross, a lead investigator at NIST, lied about what he had seen (see vid below):

Molten metal of WTC towers denied by lead NIST engineer John Gross


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

The China “epidemic”: lying about viruses (Jon Rappoport)


In my ongoing series of articles (archive here), I’ve already established at least a dozen reasons for rejecting the coronavirus story. In particular, demanding that we believe the coronavirus is responsible for an epidemic is absurd.

In this article, I’m going to cover another angle.

In contemporary history, the officials most guilty of spreading disinformation about epidemics work for major public health agencies—two, in particular. The World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For the moment, let’s focus on the CDC.

The Agency has quite a track record of lying about viruses. Therefore, trusting them to say anything about an epidemic caused by a virus now would be on the order of driving a car out on the road when you know it has no brakes.

Here is an astonishingly egregious example of what I mean. The CDC pushes the flu vaccine as if the continued existence of planet Earth depends on it. Their conventional idea is: the flu virus must be prevented from causing disease; our best protection is the flu vaccine; it prepares the body to defeat that virus when it comes along for real.

This highly debatable point of view presupposes, of course, that the flu is, in fact, caused by the flu virus. Well, sure. Obviously.

But suppose something is very wrong and twisted about that supposition?

Enter Peter Doshi, PhD. He asks: how many people diagnosed with the flu really have the flu?

Writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), he reveals a monstrosity:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.

This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies.

So they don’t have the flu.

Therefore, even if you assume the flu vaccine is useful and safe, it couldn’t possibly prevent all those “flu cases” that aren’t flu cases.

The vaccine couldn’t possibly work.

The vaccine isn’t designed to prevent fake flu, unless pigs can fly.

Here’s the exact quote from Doshi’s BMJ review, “Influenza: marketing vaccines by marketing disease” (BMJ 2013; 346:f3037):

“…even the ideal influenza vaccine, matched perfectly to circulating strains of wild influenza and capable of stopping all influenza viruses, can only deal with a small part of the ‘flu’ problem because most ‘flu’ appears to have nothing to do with influenza. Every year, hundreds of thousands of respiratory specimens are tested across the US. Of those tested, on average 16% are found to be influenza positive.

“…It’s no wonder so many people feel that ‘flu shots’ don’t work: for most flus, they can’t.”
Because most diagnosed cases of the flu (84 percent) aren’t the flu.

So even if you’re a true believer in mainstream vaccine theory, you’re on the short end of the stick here. They’re conning your socks off.

When you boil it down, the CDC is lying about viruses. They’re saying the flu virus is THERE, in the bodies of people who are diagnosed with the flu, when for the overwhelming percentage of such people, the flu virus ISN’T there.

So why would you believe them now, when they talk about the Chinese coronavirus as the cause of a so-called epidemic?

In order to push vaccines, they’ll say and do anything.

Even a used car salesman, operating out of a lot that looks like a hurricane blew through it, sells you some kind of broken down car. At the CDC, they’re selling viruses that aren’t there at all.
https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/01/29/the-china-epidemic-lying-about-viruses/

It's worth asking the question if this virus is another scare like SARS or the flu? While there have been some deaths they are all inside China and may be due to complications, or other factors, related to the poor air quality there. The test will be to see how many people outside of China die of the virus. If all of the fatalities are within China then there is very likely to be another cause.

The big problem for the Chinese authorities is where their lockdown is headed? How do they end this? Will they wait another month or so and declare that all is well?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

Trump Declares Game Over as Bolton States Zelensky Call was Warm and Cordial (HA Goodman)




Even President Zelensky of Ukraine has said there was no pressure and no deal with Trump to do anything, whether it was to investigate the Bidens (indirectly through Burisma Holdings) or with the military aid.

Related:

Trump Blocks John Bolton's Book Due to Top Secret Classified Intel Within Manuscript (HA Goodman) 


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

Hillary Clinton Blocks Bernie Sanders Again from Becoming Democratic Nominee in 2020 (HA Goodman)




If the Senate trial goes ahead it'll draw away candidates like Sanders. It's possible Hillary will step in after Iowa.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

Never Trumper Republicans PANIC As Bernie Sanders Surges Biden Fails, Trump 2020 Landslide On Track (Tim Pool)


Never Trumper Republicans PANIC As Bernie Sanders Surges Biden Fails, Trump 2020 Landslide On Track. Never Trump Republicans have been actively campaigning Republican Senators to vote to remove Trump in the impeachment trial.
These people are adamant that Trump should not be the President.

But now they have to contend with a scarier reality, a far left president. Many Never Trumpers are panicking as they start to realize Bernie Sanders is surging and Joe Biden is fizzling out.

Many can handle a moderate like Biden but think Bernie is just too far left.

In the end Trump's approval is up, his fundraising is breaking records, and he just had 175,000 people trying to come to his rally in a blue state.

Its fair to say the anti Trump actions from Never Trumpers and Democrats are failing and Trump is heading to a 2020 landslide victory.



Tim Pool suspects that Joe Biden is not really seriously running for President. HA Goodman has pointed out for the last few years that Hillary is likely to step in somewhere along the line.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

Arctic Sea Ice Refuses To Melt As Ordered (Tony Heller)


Climate alarmists say they love Arctic sea ice, but they get very angry when they are told that it is not disappearing.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

Cultural Vandalism | The Ruin of Star Wars and Doctor Who [And Star Trek]


Overlord Doomcock: Star Wars and Doctor Who are much more than just stories. These tales have become so ingrained in our culture, they have become modern myths, threads in the fabric of our lives. Sadly these myths are being methodically destroyed by cultural vandals who are radically altering the past in these mythologies, going back and retroactively changing everything that came before and, in the process, killing them. In this video I discuss why this is, who is doing it, and why it's a danger to our society.



Related:

"Fugitive of the Judoon" - Doctor Who's most stunning and brave episode ever (Critical Drinker) 


Doctor Who Rumor is True? The Doctor Originally a Woman? (Nerdrotic)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

$26.4 MILLION LOSS IN 2019- IDW Destroys Itself Trying To Buy Its Way Into Hollywood (Comics Matter)




Ya Boi Zack explains that IDW has done a terrible job trying to buy its way into Hollywood. He points out that the money in Hollywood is concentrated at the top, and unless you are a real insider it's unlikely you'll get a share of the money. Playing to identity politics doesn't help either - as it is causing rot in all the Comic Book companies throughout the US - where they are pandering to a small minority of customers at the expense of the mass market.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 31st, 2020.]

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Coronavirus Update: 3 New German Cases, Insane Japanese Bus Driver Story, 6,000+ Cases (Styx)




The big question is how deadly is this virus? A recent article by Jon Rappoport postulates that the Chinese authorities are simply covering up environmental pollution with this virus scare. The virus is a real flu-like bug but what is happening is that people are dying from pre-existing health conditions, or that they are dying from these environmental conditions alone.

Related:

“The Chinese virus is spreading”—deception and false news

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

What are the Chinese hiding in Wuhan? (Jon Rappoport)


“In the previous epidemics, which turned out to be duds—West Nile, SARS, bird flu, Swine Flu, MERS, Zika, Ebola—there were people claiming the virus had been diabolically weaponized, it was spreading unchecked, and THIS WAS THE BIG ONE. If they had been right, we would not be here to discuss epidemics. We would all be dead. Of course, this history of duds gives these doomsayers no pause at all. They keep predicting THE END. They have miraculously short memories.” (Jon Rappoport, The Underground)

I’ve been investigating and writing about fake epidemics for over 30 years. One of my prime strategies: were there hidden and unreported causes that would explain people’s symptoms and illnesses—causes having nothing to do with viruses? I found them. “The virus” turned out to be a convenient and very effective cover story that would obscure the true causes that important forces wanted to hide.

So I began looking into Wuhan, the center of the current “coronavirus epidemic.” I was particularly interested in the one symptom that was slightly different from the typical flu symptoms from past fake epidemics: the emphasis on lung problems and pneumonia.
Here is what I’ve found out so far.

First of all, Wuhan, a city of 11 million, is called “the Chicago of China.” It is both an economic juggernaut and a transportation hub—railroads, roads, highways connecting travelers to other Chinese cities.

Several sources list the annual GDP of Wuhan at a staggering $220 billion dollars.

230 foreign Fortune 500 companies have offices in Wuhan and do business there. All in all, 80 foreign countries are funding companies in the city.

The Chinese New Year is now underway. It lasts from January 25 to February 10. During this period, Chinse people travel. They journey far and wide. In fact, this is the largest annual human migration on the planet. We’re talking about hundreds of millions of people on the move. So it’s a devastating coincidence (?) that now there would be an epidemic and a massive lockdown of Chinese cities and transportation. Along with stopping people from moving around, enormous amounts of money are being lost because tourist consumers can’t go on the road and spend money. This might be called a clue. It would require much investigation. Is someone intentionally torpedoing the Chinese economy?

Then there is this, from Bloomberg News, “China Wants Activists to Stay Out of Its War on Pollution. Citizen activism in the mold of Greta Thunberg is all but taboo in the world’s biggest polluter,” January 23, 2020:

“When Premier Li Keqiang declared a ‘war against pollution’ in 2014, a few hundred residents of the city of Wuhan in central China took it as a cue.”

“They printed Li’s words on a six-meter (20 foot) banner and protested outside a foul-smelling incinerator plant they feared was causing illness in the community. Buoyed by the conviction they were answering the leadership’s call, the residents were instead harassed by local police officers who tore down the sign and trampled on it.”

“’We were worried and angry when we realized what was causing the stench and making our kids sick’, said Zhang Xijiao, 44, who was detained for a week for making the banner. ‘But we are like ants, the local government can crush us as they please’.”

“Ren Rui, 40, quit her apartment in 2017 after her son developed a lung condition that required repeat surgery. She said smoke from the plant would blow her way under certain conditions. She tried to rent it out, ‘but no one wants to move here. Sometimes my mood depended on the direction of the wind,’ said Ren. Despite the financial pressure since, ‘I never regretted moving away’.”

Faulty incinerator. Illness. Pollution. Lung problems.

Let’s move on to another description of Chinese protests—in Wuhan.

CNN, July 11, 2019, “China has made major progress on air pollution. Wuhan protests show there’s still a long way to go”:

“…Recent weeks [in Wuhan] have seen major protests there — in themselves a rarity in China — over plans for a new garbage incineration plant.”

“Holding banners with slogans such as ‘we don’t want to be poisoned, we just need a breath of fresh air,’ thousands [!] of people took to the city’s streets over two weeks in June and July calling for the suspension of plans to build the plant.”

“’We are fearful that the plant is too close to residence area,’ one protester in the city of 10 million people told state media. Others expressed concern that emissions could worsen air pollution and harm residents’ health.”

“Local officials were apparently surprised by the scale and size of the protests, which came after several similar waste plants were reportedly found to be giving off dangerous emissions. Photos and videos shared on social media showed large crowds marching in the streets near where the plant was to be built, and police arresting numerous protesters.”

“The government has since suspended building of the plant, which locals said had halted protests, but a heavy police presence remains in the city where the situation is tense.”

“Public pressure has been the driving force of pollution policy in China, and it shows no sign of letting up.”

“In 2016, protesters took to the streets of Chengdu wearing face masks to demand action to tackle smog, while other demonstrations have targeted power and chemical plants in Sichuan, Jiangsu and Heilongjiang provinces in recent years.”

“The Chinese government is highly sensitive to the threat of protests like those in Wuhan, with the shadow of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre looming large. Calls for collective action are among the most censored subjects online, and people organizing protests or working for civil society groups can face harassment and imprisonment.”

In other words, protests against pollution in one Chinese city can inspire protests in other cities. A very dangerous situation for the Chinese government. Furthermore, it is generally acknowledged that official and corporate reports on pollution levels are being faked, to make “dangerous” into “healthy.”

Grist.org, June 12, 2012, “China’s smog city: What Wuhan looks like with 20 times the U.S. dust limit”:

“At about 2 a.m. local time Monday morning, a dense smog began to cover the province. By early afternoon, it reached its peak density in the land-locked city of Wuhan itself…The demonstrable danger is to lungs and bloodstreams.”

Yale Environment 360, April 17, 2018, “How a ‘Toxic Cocktail’ Is Posing a Troubling Health Risk in China’s Cities”:

“The foul air of dozens of fast-expanding cities across China contains cocktails of toxic contaminants unprecedented in the range of pollutants they contain at high concentrations. Now, new research into these swirling maelstroms of gases and tiny particulates suggests that they may be incubating chemical reactions that compound the health effects in ways not seen before – effects that doctors say are cutting five years off the expected lifespan of half a billion people in northern China…China has the world’s most dangerous outdoor air pollution.”

“Three other cities listed as regularly suffering dangerous levels of four or five of the pollutants are Jining, also in Shandong, Wuhan in Hubei province, and Jiayuguan and Jinchang in Gansu. None of the seven appear in the lists of the ten most polluted Chinese cities published by the WHO or Chinese environment ministry.”

“All the five major pollutants in smogs – SO2, NOx, ozone, PM10 and PM2.5 — are known to be linked individually to increased risk of strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and asthma, and to rising hospital admissions and death rates during smogs. What is disturbing is that there is growing evidence of synergistic effects between these different pollutants that make the whole worse than the sum of the parts.”

Lung disease—and no need to invoke a virus to explain it.
Getting the picture?

We have two major clues here. One, the distinct possibility of an economic warfare attack against Wuhan and, during the Chinese New Year, against all of China. And two, the use of a coronavirus cover story to obscure huge pollution dangers and put down protests against that pollution, through mass lockdowns and quarantines.

“It’s all about the virus and nothing else.” How many times have I seen that cover story deployed?

Too many times to count them. Wherever in the world you would see extraordinary chemical pollution, grinding poverty, war, starvation, lethal dehydration, absence of basic sanitation, overcrowding in cities, horrendously contaminated water supplies, corporate takeover of farm land from the people, the highly destructive use of vaccines and toxic medical drugs and pesticides—you see a conscious and sustained effort to CONTROL the weakened population—and you will find the virus cover story publicized to the sky as the explanation for suffering, illness, and death.
https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/01/27/what-are-the-chinese-hiding-in-wuhan/

The thesis is that they are covering up an environmental health disaster caused by dirty industry and blaming it on this virus, that has yet to kill anyone infected by it outside of China.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

Bolton, Vindman Twins & NYT Conspire to Damage Trump During Senate Trial


The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the latest "bombshell" leak (and soon to be latest bombshell dud) via John Bolton's tell-all book, where the neocon warmonger claims that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine until Zelensky agreed to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

The newest bombshell dud was leaked by the New York Times, as Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman (twin brother of the 'almost three time Ukraine Defense Minister', Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman) was in charge of reviewing Bolton's book at the NSC.



A huge problem with this account of Bolton's is that Zelensky himself has denied that there was any deal or pressure put on him by the Trump Administration.

Also people like Bolton can lie under oath without consequence considering nothing happened to James Clapper and others who did so recently.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

Sad Watching the Left Idolize (and Believe!) Neocon Bolton Re: Impeachment Nonsensem (Styx)


But orange man bad.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

Trump Approval Hits ALL TIME HIGH, Impeachment Proving To Only HELP Trump (Tim Pool)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

CNN MOCKS Trump Supporters As Stupid But Data Shows Its Actually Democrats Who Suck At Geography (Tim Pool)




CNN and other networks that mock people that voted for Trump are the ones creating divisiveness. With that sort of behaviour swing (independent) voters will be more inclined to back Trump a second time out of spite.

Notice there was a big difference between men and women picking North Korea on a map. This is a real issue when it comes to gauging world affairs and technical matters. Many women are very well educated, better than men, but their interests often do not venture so far into these sorts of things. This has a huge bearing when it comes to voting for bad ideas like open door trade policies. Not being interested in politics, economics, and world affairs beyond domestic matters - like social programs - is a problem.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

Scotland Gets Representation in Grooming Gangs (Sargon)


Refugees should be returned to their country of origin as soon as the war is over. They come from a very different culture and it's doing real harm.



It's an invasion.

Best comment at You Tube:

Ghostweasel
Stuff like this has actually been a festering open secret in Glasgow for quite some time. There was a channel on here dedicated to covering the state of Nicola Sturgeons constituency, Govanhill, in which people trafficking is rampant and which was turned into a red light district with Roma transporting in the women and in some cases children to service a Pakistani clientele which also provided the premises for the brothels. The area turned into a stinking slum but the channel on here covering this was taken down as part of an organised cover up put in place by the enablers and apologists and also to protect Nicola Sturgeon from any blowback. The cover up also involves the MSM, it was ironic to see one of the main apologists for the area reporting on convictions for modern day slavery in the area, something the reporter had spent x amount of years covering up.

Re Govanhill, what originally happened was a small Somali community moved into the area but were shortly followed by a small Roma community, the two clashed in a turf war which culminated in a mass running street battle between the two which the Somalis lost and were from then banished to the outskirts of the area. The Roma then went from a population of around 200 to 6000 and organised crime groups from Romania, Kosovo and Pakistan got together in things like sham marriages and visa fraud plus benefit fraud which was officially described as being on an industrial scale. Break ins in the area were rising at a rate of 25% a year and a climate of fear is in place in the area as it is treated as worse to complain about crime in the area than it is to commit crime in the area. What was a publicly funded organisation operating in the area to work with teenagers who were at risk of entering a criminal lifestyle was voluntarily closed by the staff and after about a year reopned to work exclusively with Roma women and the local children were left to whistle. The staff were following the money, the Roma and their ilk are seen as a goldmine by social workers, political activists, 'charities', lawyers and Pakistani slum landlords. On that note, a can of worms which no one has the stones to open is how a large cache of council housing stock in the area found its way into the possession of aforementioned Pakistani slum landlords who had connections within the Scottish Labour Party without it ever going on public sale, some of the buildings are now in such a bad state of repair that compulsory demolition notices have been served. These landlords are housing fifteen and more people in two bedroom flats, kerching.

Re Scottish Labour and SNP, two cheeks of the same arse now, they bicker but both see the pimps, rapists and fraudsters as potential voters, they have been granted the right to vote, the right to vote has also been granted to people serving a prison sentence and anyone sentenced to a custodial sentence of one year or less no longer has to spend a single night behind bars. The incomers are now referred to as the "new Scots" and are deemed to be of a greater calibre than the pesky white working class who have the gall to complain when their areas are turned into a third world slum and this is openly expressed, if only we could send these ghastly whiners over the border into fascist England whilst we build our egalitarian utopia with our new friends.

Re asylum seekers being sent to Orkney, mosques are being crowdfunded now in the Highlands and Islands.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

The 60% Rule (Tony Heller)


Soviet Pravda had a 60% rule - meaning that 60% of their news had to be believable in order to maintain credibility. The US press corps is operating closer to 0% credibility.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

Science Based On Ignorance (Tony Heller)


Climate alarmism requires an ignorance of history, or at least the pretense of an ignorance of history.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 30th, 2020.]

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Coronavirus Update: Cambodia, Germany, Sri Lanka Have Cases: 4,500+ Cases Total (Styx)


They aren't even testing all of those with symptoms.



From a day ago ...

Coronavirus Update: Spreads Before Symptoms, 2,800 Cases, 2 California Cases, 1 Arizona


Styx has been monitoring what's been going on by comparing this to the SARS virus. He's been looking at a number of separate sources. I've been following on You Tube, and also other online indicators (leaks) because we can't believe official sources out of China. Precautionary quarantine is a very good idea.

Related:

China In FULL Panic Mode, Builds FOUR new Hospitals, Seems Coronavirus WAY Worse Than We Were Told  (Tim Pool)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

John Bolton Claims Without Evidence Trump Kept Assistance from Ukraine to Investigate Biden (HA Goodman)




From a few days ago, but more doubtful/zero evidence evidence. None of the testimony proved anything. This is why people like Jimmy Dore, on the left, also came to the same conclusions, that this is all concocted. What was happening was that military aid had been delayed for separate reasons while, at the same time, and beforehand, the Trump Admin was looking into the (now proven) Russiagate hoax (via Giuliani).

Related:

Tucker: John Bolton has always been a snake


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

Trump Wins Supreme Court Ruling Championed by President Obama's Pennsylvania DOJ Case (HA Goodman)




The Court ruled in favour of existing immigration Laws. Goodman points out that the Obama Admin imposed a 48 million dollar fine for helping illegal immigrants and they deported (overall) about 3 million people. Goodman also pointed out that no one reacted much to any of this or the caged migrants that later appeared in the media and were blamed on the current admin. The point is that the media drives a lot of the reaction to current issues. You can often be in favour or against things depending on which way the rhetorical wind blows.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

Race Relations Are BETTER Under Trump Than They Were Under Obama (Tim Pool)




From Tim Pool reporting on a recent Gallup Poll. The polls show that relations are way up. He says that the woke left critics may be more of a minority than previously thought. I assume that Trump's Nationalist rhetoric and policies is helping his standing with the working class and poor (plus helped by the marginally improving economy, where official figures are rigged). Also figures like Candice Owens and Kanye West have helped too. Furthermore, I think that identity politics rhetoric (used by Obama) actually divides people, classifying them into groups rather than treating everyone as individuals (Enlightenment thought).

ps. I personally treat people as individuals, but am weary of the fact that other people don't (which is a problem).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

King Arthur and the Quest for the Red Pill (Sargon)


I can't believe the Disney adaptation would leave out these insights about women.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

Keiser Report (E1494): QE 4Ever


In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy survey the wreckage caused in no small part due to the 199 billionaires who met in Davos the previous week. They ask how is it that the world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion humans combined. They examine the unfolding disaster at Boeing as the company begs for ten billions in loans after the former engineering powerhouse was turned into a wealth extraction financial instrument which led to death of innocent passengers and destruction of untold capital and future economic growth.

In the second half, Max interviews Mark Yusko of Morgan Creek Capital about QE Forever, too much debt and no demand, buybacks as stealth QE, and how the market has become the economy.



Max explains how company executives turn viable organisations into a wealth extraction mechanism that serve themselves and the stockmarkets (that demand ever increasing savings and increasing profits) while undermining their core operations. These execs also have the company take on huge debts to inflate the stock price with (formerly illegal) share buy backs. At the end of the day the company loses its intrinsic value and functionality and sinks under accumulated debts.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

"Powerful" Junk Science (Tony Heller)


A new paper which is being widely promoted, is based on not just one, but two of the worst scientific scams in history.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

Garbage In - Garbage Out (Tony Heller)


Computers are very precise, and journalists are very sloppy. But the same principle applies to both - garbage in, garbage out.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 29th, 2020.]

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Dennis Kucinich Endorses Tulsi Gabbard & Anti-War Fight (Jimmy Dore)




The wars were unjustified and illegal and it is time to put and end to them. Tulsi Gabbard is the best candidate to push for peace.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2020.]

Roswell: Why It Matters. Richard Dolan


Everyone knows about Roswell. It's the most famous word in all of ufology. Richard Dolan explains why the event at Roswell in 1947 is so important to us to this day. This is part of Richard's mini-series "Richard Dolan Explains the Cases of Project Blue Book," the TV series airing on the History Channel. Those cases are fictionalized portrayals of real events. Here, Richard tries to give proper historical understanding to those cases. We therefore start with Roswell, the theme of Season 2, Episode 1 of the series.



Dolan reminds us that "truth is not relative" - that it exists regardless of our feelings or anything else. It is there to be discovered by inquiring minds.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2020.]

Democrats FINALLY Call For Overt Open Borders, Ocasio Cortez Says Bernie Will END Border Protections (Tim Pool)


Democrats FINALLY Call For Overt Open Borders, Ocasio Cortez Says Bernie Will END Border Protections. Far left Democrats have proposed radical changes to immigration law going as far as to say no deportations and abolish ICE.

But many on the left and many democrats have argued that this doesn't mean we will have open borders. People will still be screened upon entry right?

Well not only did they then say they would decriminalize illegal border crossings, Ocasio Cortez has straight up said she wants ICE and CBP to be broken up and that Bernie Sanders has pledged to do it. Bernie was there as she said it as it was his own rally.

So there you have it. By their own definition they will get rid of border security, end deportations, and stop enforcing the law. This by any sane metric is open borders.

Republicans were already correct in saying they have been for open borders but now with the latest call to end Customs and Border Protection there is literally no defense. No more games, no more semantics, AOC called for open borders.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2020.]

The Brexiteers Have Won (Sargon)


Congratulations, Brexiteers, we actually did it.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2020.]

Women Don't Want a Stay-At-Home Husband (Sargon)


If you allow yourself to become a house husband it will be the end of your marriage.



Related:

It's Okay to be a #Tradwife


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2020.]

Propaganda Works! (Tony Heller)


Vice is bragging that children believe the climate propaganda which they have been continuously exposed to their entire life.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2020.]

Destroying The Environment To Save It (Tony Heller)


Decades after the passage of The Clean Air Act, Congress has given NOAA money to study ways to pollute the atmosphere. CO2 junk science has reached a new level of cynicism.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 28th, 2020.]

Monday, 27 January 2020

US Torture Policy: Part Of 'American Exceptionalism'? (Liberty Report)


One of the architects of the CIA's post-9/11 torture program was in court this week to testify in the pre-trial proceedings of several Guantanamo detainees. His justification for designing and practicing some of the most inhuman practices on earth should give pause to Americans with a conscience. Do we really reject torture?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

Syrian Army Reportedly Suffers Huge Casualties In Idlib. What’s Going On?


Intense clashes between the Syrian Army and Idlib militants resulted in large casualties among both sides, according to statements by the Syrian and Russian defense ministries.
On January 23, the Syrian military reported that its forces had repelled a large-scale attack on its positions in southeastern Idlib. The report said that the attack, led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, targeted the towns of al-Tah, Abu Hurif and Samka. Suicide bombers were reportedly employed.
On the same day, the Russian Center for Reconciliation said in an official statement that over 600 miltiants supported by battle tanks and armoured vehicles, attacked army positions:



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

Democrats Accidentally Proved Trump Is INNOCENT With LEAKED Audio Tape, Impeachment Collapsing (Tim Pool)


Democrats Accidentally Proved Trump Is INNOCENT With LEAKED Audio Tape, Impeachment Collapsing. As the impeachment trial for Donald Trump drones on with no new information the Democrats allies in media seemed to have made a tactical error in bringing on Lev Parnas to give his account of what was going on with Trump in Ukraine.

In a recent interview with Rachel Maddow Parnas claimed that Trump ordered the firing of Ambassador Yovanovitch, the only problem? This dinner was in April 2018, a full year before Joe Biden would ever announce he was running for office.

We now have direct confirmation of that meeting with leaked audio tapes that not only prove Trump's Ukraine actions had absolutely nothing to do with Biden but that the real reason for firing Yovanovitch was that she was bad mouthing him to officials in Ukraine and undermining his foreign policy.

Democrats like Adam Schiff keep asserting without evidence that Trump was trying to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, but now we know that timeline makes absolutely no sense as Biden hadn't even announced his plan for the presidency yet. To argue that Trump was predicting the future would be an absurd leap and an attempt at mind reading.

The simple solution is that once again Democrats are wrong and impeachment is collapsing in front of our eyes.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

Adam Schiff’s Unhinged Fear Mongering At Impeachment Trial (Jimmy Dore)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

Coronavirus Update: Israel, Australia, Canada Confirmed Cases, 2,100+ Infected (Styx)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

END GAME - The Fall of the West? (Black Pigeon)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

As Sweden Democrats Surge, PM Calls for Refugee Reduction (Styx))


Too little too late.



The only way of reversing what's happened is via harsh measures.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

1913 (Tony Heller)


We don't have to guess what the climate was like at lower levels of CO2. There is lots of historical data available. People who claim the climate would be cooler or less extreme at lower levels of CO2, have no clue what they are talking about.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

Demonizing Our Cleanest Energy (Tony Heller)


The official disinformation campaign against natural gas is one of the more disturbing aspects of climate fraud.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 27th, 2020.]

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Bat Soup (Paul Joseph Watson)


Eat the bat, bigot.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2020.]

Coronavirus Update: Now In Vietnam, Singapore, 800+ Cases, Prepare for Info Blackout (Styx)




A doctor in China has just died. That can't be a good sign.

The logical thing to do, like with the Ebola scare, is to quarantine the region - to stop all human traffic out of China - until the danger of the situation can be determined. There are enough indicators to suspect this could be a big problem.

Styx points out that a lot of the infected people end up dying of pneumonia. Presently these people are surviving because the hospitals can cope. But when the hospitals are overloaded these patients will die and the death rate will go up. If the virus has a propensity to mutate we may get another round of this bug that will end up killing more people.  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2020.]

Keiser Report (E1492): All Rescue Roads Lead to the Elite


In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the fact that every crisis is now used as an asset, resource, and wealth grab for the most elite in the economy. Whether it is the mysterious repo market turmoil in which we see the NY Fed throwing tens of billions daily into the coffers of the bankers and yet money velocity continues to collapse as the money disappears into their unspendably huge hoard of wealth. To Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, where a devastating earthquake ten years ago saw billions donated to the nation only to end up in the pockets of the biggest corporations and most politically connected elite whilst hardly any at all reached the Haitian people.

In the second half, Max talks to Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com about the ‘fourth turning,’ mass unrest, excessive money printing from the central bank, and gold markets.



They point out that the parasite banking elite are not doing anything expect enriching themselves, while the rest of the real economy stagnates.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2020.]

US-China Phase One Trade Deal. Trump Scores Political Win, China Wins Time


The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris breakdown the US-China phase one trade deal.

Who came out ahead? Will there be a phase two deal?



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2020.]

Paris Syndrome: Mental Illness or Reality Check? (Black Pigeon)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2020.]

Nuclear Grade Climate Madness (Tony Heller)


There seems to be no limit to the level of depravity or insanity by climate alarmists



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2020.]

Protecting Children From Climate Fraud (Tony Heller)


Climate education is now my full time occupation. Protecting children from climate fraudsters is one of my primary goals.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 26th, 2020.]

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Truth Comes Out: New Evidence Syria Gas Attack Report Falsified (Liberty Report))


Former OPCW inspector Ian Henderson testified to the UN Security Council this week that his team's report on the April 2018 alleged gas attack in Douma, Syria, had been falsified at the orders of senior management and perhaps under pressure from the US government. The US mainstream media is silent.



This situation is excellent because it provides clear evidence of a false flag event and the complicity of the UN and the USA.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

More Americans Questioning Official 9/11 Story As New Evidence Contradicts Official Narrative (Whitney Webb)


While questioning the official conclusions of the first federal investigation into 9/11 has been treated as taboo in the American media landscape for years, it is worth noting that even those who led the commission have said that the investigation was “set up to fail” from the start and that they were repeatedly misled and lied to by federal officials in relation to the events of that day.

For instance, the chair and vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, wrote in their book Without Precedent that not only was the commission starved of funds and its powers of investigation oddly limited, but that they were obstructed and outright lied to by top Pentagon officials and officials with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). They and other commissioners have outright said that the “official” report on the attacks is incomplete, flawed and unable to answer key questions about the terror attacks.

Despite the failure of American corporate media to report these facts, local legislative bodies in New York, beginning with the fire districts that lost loved ones and friends that day, are leading the way in the search for real answers that even those that wrote the “official story” say were deliberately kept from them.

Not long after the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District called for a new 9/11 investigation, a groundbreaking university study added even more weight to the commissioners’ call for a new look at the evidence regarding the collapse of three buildings at the World Trade Center complex. While most Americans know full well that the twin towers collapsed on September 11, fewer are aware that a third building — World Trade Center Building 7 — also collapsed. That collapse occurred seven hours after the twin towers came down, even though WTC 7, or “Building 7,” was never struck by a plane.

It was not until nearly two months after its collapse that reports revealed that the CIA had a “secret office” in WTC 7 and that, after the building’s destruction, “a special CIA team scoured the rubble in search of secret documents and intelligence reports stored in the station, either on paper or in computers.” WTC 7 also housed offices for the Department of Defense, the Secret Service, the New York Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and the bank Salomon Brothers.

Though the official story regarding the collapse of WTC 7 cites “uncontrolled building fires” as leading to the building’s destruction, a majority of Americans who have seen the footage of the 47-story tower come down from four different angles overwhelmingly reject the official story, based on a new poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and released on Monday.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/americans-questioning-official-september-11-new-wtc-7-evidence/261744/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Understanding the Fabian Window (Truthstream Media)




They move slowly and act as wolves in sheep's clothing, to move society towards a collectivist socialist one. But, as Orwell observed, the people running this project were cold elitists who seemed more interested in ruling over people than with them or allow the people freedom to act (without living under a dictatorship).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Facebook Representative Admits They Lied About Tommy Robinson (Sargon)


If Facebook had the evidence that Tommy called for his followers to "behead" Muslims, they'd produce it.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Republicans Clears Trump of Wrongdoing During Senate Impeachment Trial Before Complete Acquittal (HA Goodman)




The argument being made by Republicans is if the Democrats can cite any actual crimes they can move the case forward and call witnesses. The problem is that there is no evidence of a crime. There was no evidence of any deal or bribery or quid pro quo, with the Ukrainians, and it was within the President's rights to resist frivolous subpoenas, according to the Supreme Court (the Court agreed to hear the case on this matter and did not reject it outright. Under the Constitution citizens are protected from unlawful searches and seizures - the Fourth Amendment).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Tulsi Gabbard Launches $50M Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton For Defamation Over INSANE Russia Theory (Tim Pool)


Tulsi Gabbard Launches $50M Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton For Defamation Over INSANE Russia Theory. Late last year Hillary Clinton alluded to Tulsi Gabbard in a statement saying she was being groomed by Russians. At least that's how everyone took it considering Clinton's spokesman came out and said "if the nesting doll fits" when confronted by a CNN reporter.

For some reason tons of media outlets quickly changed the narrative by claiming Hillary said "republicans" and was not referring to Russians. If that were true why make the nesting doll reference?

Well now Tulsi is fighting back with $50M dollar lawsuit against Clinton saying that the claims hurt her and her campaign.

What is even more hilarious is that several pro Hillary democrats and far leftists are claiming that Tulsi is in fact an asset of Russia and that Hillary was right. They are quite ironically proving Tulsi's lawsuit has merit by showing they believe the absurd theory of Hillary Clinton that Russians were grooming Gabbard or at the very least thats what they assumed Hillary was saying.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Rewriting US History (Tony Heller)


US temperature graphs released by government agencies, bear no resemblance to the underlying thermometer data. These graphs are released without warnings or disclaimers that the data has been altered.

There is an error at 7:50. I showed the wrong graph for a few seconds, though I doubt anyone would notice or care if I didn't point it out.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Alarmists Using Children For Climate Fodder (Tony Heller)


It doesn't take a lot of detective work to find out who is using children and climate alarmism, to achieve their political agenda.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Laurence Fox Vs Wokeness (Computing Forever)




People are now speaking out more and more against the SJW insanity.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 25th, 2020.]

Friday, 24 January 2020

Who Rules America? (Greg Felton via PCR)


A government, whatever its nature, rules as an imperial power over its people. The surest way to exercise this control is to prop up the illusion that it acts in the public interest. Paul Craig Roberts and Alvin Rabushka spelled out this salient fact in the March 1973 issue of Public Choice, in their article “A Diagrammatic Exposition of an Economic Theory of Imperialism,” and what they wrote is no less relevant today.

The act of voting is one of the props that sustains the delusion of self-rule. People do vote, but the candidates are decided by the oligarchy of organized interest groups. This is also the conclusion of a 2014 study by Princeton University professors Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page about the extent to which U.S. government policy reflects public preferences. Gilens and Page found that voters are, to all intents and purposes, irrelevant to their own “democratic” government:

“[The] preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy . . . Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the U.S. political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favor policy change, they generally do not get it” (Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 575, 76).

Instead of representing the common interest of the people, government answers to organized interest groups. Gilens and Page cite the dominance over policy of special interests who use public policy to serve their interests rather than the public’s. We see the effects of this plutocracy in the sharp rise in the inequality of income and wealth, a gap which has grown into a chasm. 

Gilens and Page’s analysis of the Unelected Plutocracy of America is on the money, but their understanding of the threat to America’s democracy does not consider foreign policy, which is partly, if not largely, in the hands of a foreign country—Israel. It is not enough to lay the decline of American democracy at the feet of vested interests such as Wall Street, big banks, and the military–security complex, because it is not in their interest to have the government pursue foreign policy contrary to the national interest.

But operating contrary to the national interest is precisely what Washington has been doing. In the 21st century, Washington has squandered trillions of dollars on military aggressions. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. military personnel have been killed, maimed or driven to suicide. The U.S. has derived no benefit from provoking the enmity of Muslim people, bullying NATO allies into abetting this belligerence or persecuting those who expose associated crimes. Even Donald Trump, who ran for the presidency on ending wasteful wars of aggression, continues this self-inflicted economic and political harm, most recently by waging economic war against Iran and sabre-rattling to provoke a shooting war.

The Trump administration is a continuation of decades of Washington’s kowtowing to the Israel Lobby. To appreciate the lack of independence of US foreign policy requires an act of intellectual courage, but few Americans are equipped for the trauma of knowing the truth. To borrow from The Matrix, not many are willing to take the “red pill” to see the reality behind the controlled explanation. “Blue pill” existence comes with a ready-made worldview based on controlled explanations in which believers find comfort, meaning and belonging. Anything that challenges this illusion, is discounted as conspiracy theory or anti-semitism.  Comforting beliefs can take precedence over US national interests. 

To “take the red pill” requires an inquisitive mind to reject illusion and to question fundamental assumptions. If it is irrational for a democratic state like the U.S. to harm its own people, damage its own economy and invite hostility by provoking needless wars, perhaps the U.S. is not really a democratic state and not really in charge of its own policy. From an American standpoint, the seemingly inexplicable acts of U.S. belligerence and punishment of those who pose no threat to America can be understood as the consequence of permitting Israeli money and influence to shape US foreign policy in the Middle East and to some extent elsewhere if it bears on Israeli interests.

The U.S. that was founded in 1776 is not the same U.S. that exists today. The founding fathers warned against foreign entanglements, but Washington has sought entanglement. Since the late 1940s, the U.S. has gotten entangled in the service of Israel’s interests. The importance of Israel’s interest to U.S. foreign policy has been elevated by a pervasive Christian prejudice, in which Jews are seen as religiously kindred and Muslims as religiously hostile.

In 1948 President Harry Truman took an infamous $2 million election campaign bribe from an American zionist to support the creation of Israel. By doing so Truman became midwife to an ongoing war crime that has resulted in Washington aiding and abetting Israel’s theft of Palestine. Washington blackmailed and intimidated several UN delegations into supporting the 1947 partition of Palestine. For a country that boasted of its commitment to democracy and support for the UN Charter, Washington’s conduct made no sense. However, if one recognizes that Washington was acting in behalf of Israel, it becomes understandable.

With a foothold gained from Truman’s electoral opportunism, the domestic Israel Lobby gradually gained influence over the U.S. government to the point that today Washington serves Israel’s interest without thinking of its impact on US national interests and without regard to the adverse effects on American interests or those of other people.

After years of Washington’s growing service to Israel, President George H.W. Bush tried to pull back. President Bush thought that he could bring about a final peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinian leadership in Madrid based on “land for peace.”

Bush’s assertion of foreign policy independence infuriated Israel, which proceeded to stage overt and covert attacks on Bush. The overt attack occurred on Feb. 26, 1992, when the domestic Israeli pressure group calling itself, absurdly, the “The Committee on U.S. Interests in the Middle East,” took out a full-page ad in The New York Times to excoriate Bush for “pressuring” Israel to enter into negotiations. Its signatories included neoconservative Israel-firsters like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and Elliott Abrams.

According to a former Mossad agent, the covert attack took the form of a planned assassination of President Bush. Victor Ostrovsky in his book, By Way of Deception (pp. 281-282), writes that on Oct. 1, 1992, he received a nervous call from Ephraim, a Mossad officer of his acquaintance, who opposed the assassination: “They’re out to kill Bush… I mean really kill, as in ‘assassinate.’… during the Madrid peace talks.” Ephraim asked Ostrovsky to leak the plot in hopes the American government would act to prevent it. Ostrovsky did so in an Oct. 1, 1992, speech in Ottawa. From there, the leak made its way to former California congressman Pete McCloskey, the Secret Service, the State Department, the CIA, the U.S. embassy in Ottawa, and finally the press. The assassination was called off.

Bush’s assertion of independence from Israel resulted in Israel’s meddling in the 1992 presidential election which cost Bush re-election and marked the last time that a U.S. president would dare challenge Israel’s self-proclaimed right to murder, torture, dispossess and displace Palestinians.

The eight years of Bill Clinton’s presidency saw a consolidation of Israel’s power over Washington. Clinton showed his willingness to act in Israel’s interest by agreeing to set amounts of aid to Israel––imperial tribute in the view of some––even before he was sworn in as president. It was the Clinton administration that responded to Israeli pressure for action against Iraq by creating the illegal no-fly zones over Iraq, which caused the death of 500,000 Iraqi children. When asked about this by a reporter, Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said, “the price was worth it.” In other words, the death of a half a million Iraqi children served American and  Israeli interests.

Israel’s influence over US foreign policy reached a zenith with George W. Bush. In the name of the “war on terror,” that is, the war on Israel’s enemies, the Bush regime subverted the US Constitution. The Bush government was filled with neoconservatives associated with the Project for a New American Century. The PATRIOT Act, drafted, according to his own admission three weeks prior to the events of September 11, 2001, by neoconservative Philip Zelikow, who later headed up the 9/11 Commission, became law despite the US Congress having no time to read and discuss the tyrannical legislation before passing it.  The fact that a draft of the PATRIOT Act existed prior to 9/11 raises many questions. The passage of the act told Americans that Muslims were such a threat that Americans would have to accept  infringements on their civil liberties.  President Bush made that even more clear when he announced that he was setting aside the US Constitution and suspending habeas corpus.

During the Obama administration Israel dramatically demonstrated its power over the US government when the US Congress intervened in the dispute between Obama and Netanyahu over whose power was supreme in American politics, the power of the American president or Israel’s. Repudiating their own president, Congress invited Netanyahu to address a joint session of the House and Senate and responded to Netanyahu with many standing ovations.

Trump has perpetuated Israeli control over US foreign policy. Trump broke universal policy and recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He gave Syria’s Golan Heights to Israel, which was not Trump’s to give. He cut off aid to Palestine. He accepted Israel’s policy of illegally incorporating occupied Palestine into Israel.

Trump’s appointment of Project for a New American Century zionist David Wurmser, an architect of Washington’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, is the latest indication that Israel continues to dominate American policy in the Middle East.  According to a report in Mint Press News, Trump admitted that his belligerence toward Iran is driven by Israeli, not U.S., interests. 

Trump’s subservience to Israel brings into focus the famous words of Patrick Buchanan, Washington is “Israeli occupied territory.”

Greg Felton is the author of The Host & The Parasite––How Israel’s Fifth Column Consumed America, 3rd edition, available from thehostandtheparasite.com
https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/01/22/who-rules-america-2/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

"Journalists" Are Narcissistic Sociopaths Who HATE You (Tim Pool)




Good video from Tim Pool explaining what is wrong with many 'journalists' these days. He says a real journalist is curious, ambivalent and interested in telling stories, and is research focused. He says that many these days (and in the past) don't necessarily hate you but love themselves and want fame (and will therefore behave unethically to get where they want). Pool says they are parasite leeches that put out click bait content that conforms to what their biased bosses what to hear.

Note: Pool quit his media job after he was told to push politics over truth.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

Jay Sekulow Defeats Adam Schiff in Opening Arguments of Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial (HA Goodman)




Once again the fact that no crimes were committed comes to the fore.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

Tulsi Gabbard: “Legalize ALL Drugs!” (Tony Heller)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

Progressives Frustrated With Bernie’s Capitulation Strategy (Jimmy Dore)




Bernie's a sell out. He knows that if he goes too strongly against the system he is dead. A lot of this clip juxtaposes Bernie's campaign to that of Tulsi Gabbard, who is strongly anti-war and doesn't want to make nice with the establishment bigwigs.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

Jess Phillips Wants More Immigration (Sargon)


British people are lazy and useless, we need immigrats to fix our problems!



The simple fact is that migrants never made Britain great. That is a fact. Those offended by it want to believe in something that is not true. All the migrants did was import some cultural changes. Their non-contributions to the economic and intellectual success of Britain in the past is a fact.

Mass migration is displacing the native population of the UK. The problem will be when the natives become a minority. Already nothing is being done when non-Muslim girls have been raped by foreign grooming gangs. The solution is to essentially close the borders and pay for people to leave.

Best Comment at You Tube:

Dee Smith
Remember when Somalians said "We need more immigrants, western, British immigrants preferably, to enrich us! After all, it is immigration from the west that makes us Somali!" Yeah, me neither.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

Keiser Report (E1491): Reflexivity & Passive Investing


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at ‘reflexivity’ and whether or not higher and higher stock prices are driving prices higher as buyers chase the markets higher without any consideration of fundamentals. On top of that, we have the rise of passive index funds which are the opposite of value investors as passive investors don’t look at any fundamentals but merely buy a basket of the highest performing shares in whichever sector they are investing.

In the second half, Max continues his talk with Egon von Greyerz of GoldSwitzerland.com about value investors like Warren Buffett sitting on huge piles of cash while passive index funds gobble up the market. They also discuss the latest in the gold market.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

New York Times Wants To Build A Wall (Tony Heller)


Today is the one year anniversary of Alexandria Cortez announcing the end of the world in twelve years, and the New York Times wants to spend $120 billion to build a wall to stop climate change.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

Are Government Temperature Graphs Credible? (Tony Heller)


In this video, I compare snow cover graphs with adjusted and unadjusted temperature graphs, to see if the adjustments being made to government temperature data are credible.



The straight answer is no - and anyone can work this out for themselves.

The official account, when compared to the raw data/real world observations, doesn't make any sense. Note: The reason glaciers have shrunk is because of recent past warming and air pollution. Dirty ice melts faster. Some glaciers today are growing. With the snowfalls - the material in areas not subject to glaciation melts away rapidly after winter. What is important is the extent of the falls each winter.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 24th, 2020.]

Thursday, 23 January 2020

The War In Trump's Ear (Liberty Report)


A new book on Trump by Washington Post writers, "A Very Stable Genius," has tongues wagging and new accusations of the president's "instability." As usual, these politicized claims miss the target completely and also misunderstand the real war for Trump's ear. The generals are out, the "realists" were never quite in, there is little "America First" in the president's foreign policy, and, with reports that David Wurmser has the president's ear on Iran, the neocons are creeping back in.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

Manchester Abuse Scandal Whistle-Blower: "Things Have Not Changed"


Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has apologised to the children abused "in plain sight" by the grooming gangs his officers failed to bring to justice.

He spoke after a damning report revealed senior Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officers and senior officials at Manchester City Council, looking after many of the victims in care, were aware but did nothing to act.

A police drive called Operation Augusta to tackle street grooming by gangs of Asian males preying on vulnerable teenage girls in Manchester was launched then abruptly closed down by senior officers in 2004.

His officers are now trying to track down paedophiles 15 years after their victims first told of the abuse.

Former Greater Manchester Police detective and Rochdale whistle-blower Maggie Oliver talks to Julia Hartley-Brewer.



When tolerance and avoidance of conflict goes way too far. If taking action causes a conflict between the majority and subgroup of society then so be it. No one is above the Law.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

Project Veritas NEW Expose On Bernie Sanders PROVES Systemic Problem With Far left, He Is UNFIT (Tim Pool)


Project Veritas NEW Expose On Bernie Sanders PROVES Systemic Problem With Far left, He Is UNFIT. Another Sanders staffer has locked down his social media account after a Project Veritas expose shows the extreme far left rhetoric of the Bernie Sanders staff in more than one office.

Last week Veritas exposed an Iowa staffer and subsequently many staff shut down their accounts, though the Bernie Sanders campaign has not issued a statement on the matter.

Just today a new story broke in which Hillary Clinton mocked and belittle Sanders and slammed the culture of his campaign. Dare I say it, but Hillary is right.

Bernie is either unable or unwilling to condemn the far left rhetoric espoused by his own staff and he is now even apologizing for his own supporters.

Bernie apologized to Joe Biden after his supporter called Biden corrupt.

How anyone can defend Bernie at this point is beyond me. He is too weak both physically and mentally to be President.



Bernie defending Biden and defending Hillary in 2016 shows he'll do nothing to stick up for himself when they rig the primary results once again.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

The New Migrant Caravan Just RUSHED The Mexican Border And Failed, Trump's Policies Are Working (Tim Pool)


The New Migrant Caravan Just RUSHED The Mexican Border And Failed, Trump's Policies Are Working. A new migrant caravan had been making its way to the United States from Honduras.

The latest reporting is that they tried to rush the Southern Mexican border and were stopped by Mexican law enforcement. Now we are learning of a tense stand off as many of the migrants try to enter Mexico without proper documentation.

Trump's Policies on immigration seem to not only have secured our southern border but also Mexico's.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

Trump MOCKS Greta Thunberg As She Sits In The Audience In Davos, Far left Doesn't Want Solutions (Tim Pool)




Pool points out that most people actually oppose the policies of the far left and that what they want is power.

Related:

Obama's Plan Vs Trump's Plan (Tony Heller) 


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

Basic Science For Climate Alarmists (Tony Heller)




[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

The Case Against Climate Science (Tony Heller)


Much of climate science has no basis in reality, and it sometimes appears the researchers didn't actually do any research.



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

Hunger Games Fans Outraged Over White Male Lead Prequel Book (Geeks and Gamers)




Everyone in the industry needs to completely ignore everything coming from these SJWs that do not contribute monetarily to the success of blockbuster films. All that happens is that their ideology sabotages good storytelling leading to failed films. Films fail on their own, but these people add to the failure rate.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 23rd, 2020.]

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks (Whitney Webb)


If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software of a company with deep ties, not only to foreign companies with a history of espionage against the U.S. but also foreign military intelligence, it would — at the very least — garner substantial media attention. Yet, no media reports to date have noted that such a scenario exists on a massive scale and that the company making such software recently simulated the cancellation of the 2020 election and the declaration of martial law in the United States.

Earlier this month, MintPress News reported on the simulations for the U.S. 2020 election organized by the company Cybereason, a firm led by former members of Israel’s military intelligence Unit 8200 and advised by former top and current officials in both Israeli military intelligence and the CIA. Those simulations, attended by federal officials from the FBI, DHS and the U.S. Secret Service, ended in disaster, with the elections ultimately canceled and martial law declared due to the chaos created by a group of hackers led by Cybereason employees.

The first installment of this three part series delved deeply into Cybereason’s ties to the intelligence community of Israel and also other agencies, including the CIA, as well as the fact that Cybereason stood to gain little financially from the simulations given that their software could not have prevented the attacks waged against the U.S.’ electoral infrastructure in the exercise. 

Also noted was the fact that Cybereason software could be potentially used as a backdoor by unauthorized actors, a possibility strengthened by the fact that the company’s co-founders all previously worked for firms that have a history of placing backdoors into U.S. telecommunications and electronic infrastructure as well as aggressive espionage targeting U.S. federal agencies.

The latter issue is crucial in the context of this installment of this exclusive MintPress series, as Cybereason’s main investors turned partners have integrated Cybereason’s software into their product offerings. This means that the clients of these Cybereason partner companies, the U.S. intelligence community and military among them, are now part of Cybereason’s network of more than 6 million endpoints that this private company constantly monitors using a combination of staff comprised largely of former intelligence operatives and an AI algorithm first developed by Israeli military intelligence.

Cybereason, thus far, has disclosed the following groups as lead investors in the company: Charles River Ventures (CRV), Spark Capital, Lockheed Martin and SoftBank. Charles River Ventures (CRV) was among the first to invest in Cybereason and has been frequently investing in other Israeli tech start-ups that were founded by former members of the elite Israeli military intelligence Unit 8200 over the last few years. Spark Capital, based in California, appears to have followed CRV’s interest in Cybereason since the venture capitalist who co-founded Spark and led its investment in Cybereason is a former CRV partner who still has close ties to the firm.

While CRV and Spark Capital seem like just the type of investors a company like Cybereason would attract given their clear interest in similar tech start-ups coming out of Israel’s cyber sector, Cybereason’s other lead investors — Lockheed Martin and SoftBank — deserve much more attention and scrutiny.

Cybereason widely used by US Government, thanks to Lockheed

“A match made in heaven,” trumpeted Forbes at the news of the Lockheed Martin-Cybereason partnership, first forged in 2015. The partnership involved not only Lockheed Martin becoming a major investor in the cybersecurity company but also in Lockheed Martin becoming the largest conduit providing Cybereason’s software to U.S. federal and military agencies. 

Indeed, as
Forbes noted at the time, not only did Lockheed invest in the company, it decided to integrate Cybereason’s software completely into its product portfolio, resulting in a “model of both using Cybereason internally, and selling it to both public and private customers.” 

Cybereason CEO and former offensive hacker for Israeli military intelligence — Lior Div —
said the following of the partnership:

Lockheed Martin invested in Cybereason’s protection system after they compared our solution against a dozen others from the top industry players. The US firm was so impressed with the results they got from Cybereason that they began offering it to their own customers – among them most of the top Fortune 100 companies, and the US federal government. Cybereason is now the security system recommended by LM to its customers for protection from a wide (sic) malware and hack attacks.”
Rich Mahler, then-director of Commercial Cyber Services at Lockheed Martin, told Defense Daily that the company’s decision to invest in Cybereason, internally use its software, and include the technology as part of Lockheed Martin’s cyber solutions portfolio were all “independent business decisions but were all coordinated and timed with the transaction.” 

How independent each of those decisions actually was is unclear, especially given the timing of Lockheed Martin’s investment in Cybereason, whose close and troubling ties to Israeli intelligence as well as the CIA were noted in the
previous installment of this investigative series. Indeed, about a year prior to their investment in the Israeli military intelligence-linked Cybereason, Lockheed Martin opened an office in Beersheba, Israel, where the IDF has its “cyberhub”. The office is focused not on the sales of armaments, but instead on technology. 

Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin’s CEO, said the following
during her speech that inaugurated the company’s Beersheba office: 

The consolidation of IDF Technical Units to new bases in the Negev Desert region is an important transformation of Israel’s information technology capability…We understand the challenges of this move. Which is why we are investing in the facilities and people that will ensure we are prepared to support for these critical projects. By locating our new office in the capital of the Negev we are well positioned to work closely with our Israeli partners and stand ready to: accelerate project execution, reduce program risk and share our technical expertise by training and developing in-country talent.”
Beersheba not only houses the IDF’s technology campus, but also the Israel National Cyber Directorate, which reports directly to Israel’s Prime Minister, as well as a high-tech corporate park that mostly houses tech companies with ties to Israel’s military intelligence apparatus. The area has been cited in several media reports as a visible indicator of the public-private merger between Israeli technology companies, many of them started by Unit 8200 alumni, and the Israeli government and its intelligence services. Lockheed Martin quickly became a key fixture in the Beersheba-based cyberhub. 

Not long before Lockheed began exploring the possibility of opening an office in Beersheba, the company was hacked by individuals who
used tokens tied to the company, RSA Security, whose founders have ties to Israel’s defense establishment and which is now owned by Dell, a company also deeply tied to the Israeli government and tech sector. The hack, perpetrated by still unknown actors, may have sparked Lockheed’s subsequent interest in Israel’s cybersecurity sector.

Soon after opening its Beersheba office, Lockheed Martin created its Israel subsidiary, Lockheed Martin Israel. Unlike many of the company’s other subsidiaries, this one is focused exclusively on “cybersecurity, enterprise information technology, data centers, mobile, analytics and cloud” as opposed to the manufacture and design of armaments.


 
Haden Land, then-vice president of research and technology for Lockheed Martin, told the Wall Street Journal that the creation of the subsidiary was largely aimed at securing contracts with the IDF and that the company’s Israel subsidiary would soon be seeking partnership and investments in pursuit of that end. Land oversaw the local roll-out of the company’s Israel subsidiary while concurrently meeting with Israeli government officials. According to the Journal, Land “oversees all of Lockheed Martin’s information-systems businesses, including defense and civilian commercial units” for the United States and elsewhere.


Just a few months later, Lockheed Martin partnered and invested in Cybereason, suggesting that Lockheed’s decision to do so was aimed at securing closer ties with the IDF. This further suggests that Cybereason still maintains close ties to Israeli military intelligence, a point expounded upon in great detail in the previous installment of this series.

Thus, it appears that not only does Lockheed Martin use Cybereason’s software on its own devices and on those it manages for its private and public sector clients, but it also decided to use the company’s software in this way out of a desire to more closely collaborate with the Israeli military in matters related to technology and cybersecurity. 

The cozy ties between Lockheed Martin, one of the U.S. government’s largest private contractors, and the IDF set off alarm bells, then and now, for those concerned with U.S. national security. Such concern makes it important to look at the extent of Cybereason’s use by federal and military agencies in the United States through their contracting of Lockheed Martin’s Information Technology (IT) division. This is especially important considering Israeli military intelligence’s history of using espionage, blackmail and private tech companies against the U.S. government, as detailed here.

While the exact number of U.S. federal and military agencies using Cybereason’s software is unknown, it is widespread, with Lockheed Martin’s IT division as the conduit. Indeed, Lockheed Martin was the number one IT solutions provider to the U.S. federal government up until its IT division was spun off and merged with Leidos Holdings. As a consequence, Leidos is now the largest IT provider to the U.S. government and is also directly partnered with Cybereason in the same way Lockheed Martin was. Even after its IT division was spun off, Lockheed Martin continues to use Cybereason’s software in its cybersecurity work for the Pentagon and still maintains a stake in the company.

The Leidos-Lockheed Martin IT hybrid provides a litany of services to the U.S. military and U.S. intelligence. As investigative journalist Tim Shorrock noted for The Nation, the company does “everything from analyzing signals for the NSA to tracking down suspected enemy fighters for US Special Forces in the Middle East and Africa” and, following its merger with Lockheed and consequential partnership with Cybereason, became “the largest of five corporations that together employ nearly 80 percent of the private-sector employees contracted to work for US spy and surveillance agencies.” Shorrock also notes that these private-sector contractors now dominate the mammoth U.S. surveillance apparatus, many of them working for Leidos and — by extension — using Cybereason’s software.

Leidos’ exclusive use of Cybereason software for cybersecurity is also relevant for the U.S. military since Leidos runs a number of sensitive systems for the Pentagon, including its recently inked contract to manage the entire military telecommunications infrastructure for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In addition to maintaining the military telecom network, Cybereason is also directly partnered with World Wide Technologies (WWT) as of this past October. WWT manages cybersecurity for the U.S. Army, maintains DISA’s firewalls and data storage as well as the U.S. Air Force’s biometric identification system. WWT also manages contracts for NASA, itself a frequent target of Israeli government espionage, and the U.S. Navy. WWT’s partnership is similar to the Lockheed/Leidos partnership in that Cybereason’s software is now completely integrated into its portfolio, giving the company full access to the devices on all of these highly classified networks.

Many of these new partnerships with Cybereason, including its partnership with WWT, followed claims made by members of Israel’s Unit 8200 in 2017 that the popular antivirus software of Kaspersky Labs contained a backdoor for Russian intelligence, thereby compromising U.S. systems. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the alleged backdoor but did not mention the involvement of Unit 8200 in identifying it, a fact revealed by the New York Times a week later.

Notably, none of the evidence Unit 8200 used to blame Kaspersky has been made public and Kaspersky noted that it was actually Israeli hackers that had been discovered planting backdoors into its platform prior to the accusation levied against Kaspersky by Unit 8200. As the New York Times noted:
Investigators later discovered that the Israeli hackers had implanted multiple back doors into Kaspersky’s systems, employing sophisticated tools to steal passwords, take screenshots, and vacuum up emails and documents.”
Unit 8200’s claims ultimately led the U.S. government to abandon Kaspersky’s products entirely in 2018, allowing companies like Cybereason (with its own close ties to Unit 8200) to fill the void. Indeed, the very agencies that banned Kaspersky now use cybersecurity software that employs Cybereason’s EDR system. No flags have been raised about Cybereason’s own collaboration with the very foreign intelligence service that first pointed the finger at Kaspersky and that previously sold software with backdoors to sensitive U.S. facilities.

SoftBank, Cybereason and the Vision Fund

While its entry into the U.S. market and U.S. government networks is substantial, Cybereason’s software is also run throughout the world on a massive scale through partnerships that have seen it enter into Latin American and European markets in major ways in just the last few months. It has also seen its software become prominent in Asia following a partnership with the company Trustwave. Much of this rapid expansion followed a major injection of cash courtesy of one of the company’s biggest clients and now its largest investor, Japan’s SoftBank. 

SoftBank first invested in Cybereason in 2015, the same year Lockheed Martin initially invested and partnered with the firm. It was also the year that SoftBank announced its intention to invest in Israeli tech start-ups. SoftBank first injected $50 million into Cybereason, followed by an additional $100 million in 2017 and $200 million last August. SoftBank’s investments account for most of the money raised by the company since it was founded in 2012 ($350 million out of $400 million total). 

Prior to investing, Softbank was a client of Cybereason, which Ken Miyauchi, president of SoftBank, noted when making the following statement after Softbank’s initial investment in Cybereason:
SoftBank works to obtain cutting edge technology and outstanding business models to lead the Information Revolution. Our deployment of the Cybereason platform internally gave us firsthand knowledge of the value it provides, and led to our decision to invest. I’m confident Cybereason and SoftBank’s new product offering will bring a new level of security to Japanese organizations.”
SoftBank — one of Japan’s largest telecommunications companies — not only began to deploy Cybereason internally but directly partnered with it after investing, much like Lockheed Martin had done around the same time. This partnership resulted in SoftBank and Cybereason creating a joint venture in Japan and Cybereason creating partnerships with other tech companies acquired by SoftBank, including the U.K.’s Arm, which specializes in making chips and management platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

SoftBank’s interest in Cybereason is significant, particularly in light of Cybereason’s interest in the 2020 U.S. election, given that SoftBank has significant ties to key allies of President Trump and even the president himself.

Indeed, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son was among the first wave of international business leaders who sought to woo then-president-elect Trump soon after the 2016 election. Son first visited Trump Tower in December 2016 and announced, with Trump by his side in the building’s lobby, that SoftBank would invest $50 billion in the U.S. and create 50,000 jobs. Trump subsequently claimed on Twitter that Son had only decided to make this investment because Trump had won the election.

Son told reporters at the time that the investment would come from a $100 billion fund that would be created in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund as well as other investors. “I just came to celebrate his new job. I said, ‘This is great. The US will become great again,'” Son said, according to reports. 

Then, in March of 2017, Son sent top SoftBank executives to meet with senior members of Trump’s economic team and, according to the New York Times, “the SoftBank executives said that because of a lack of advanced digital investments, the competitiveness of the United States economy was at risk. And the executives made the case, quite strongly, that Mr. Son was committed to playing a major role in addressing this issue through a spate of job-creating investments.” Many of SoftBank’s investments and acquisitions in the U.S. since then have focused mainly on artificial intelligence and technology with military applications, such as “killer robot” firm Boston Dynamics, suggesting Son’s interest lies more in dominating futuristic military-industrial technologies than creating jobs for the average American.

After their initial meeting, Trump and Son met again a year later in June 2018, with Trump stating that “His [Son’s] $50 billion turned out to be $72 billion so far, he’s not finished yet.” Several media reports have claimed that Son’s moves since Trump’s election have sought to “curry favor” with the President.

Through the creation of this fund alongside the Saudis, SoftBank has since become increasingly intertwined with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS), a key ally of President Trump in the Middle East known for his authoritarian crackdowns on Saudi elites and dissidents alike. The ties between Saudi Arabia and SoftBank became ever tighter when MBS took the reins in the oil kingdom and after SoftBank announced the launch of the Vision Fund in 2016. SoftBank’s Vision Fund is a vehicle for investing in hi-tech companies and start-ups and its largest shareholder is the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Notably, Son decided to launch the Vision Fund in Riyadh during President Trump’s first official visit to the Gulf Kingdom.

In addition, the Mubadala Investment Company, a government fund of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), gave $15 billion to the Vision Fund. UAE leadership also share close ties to the Trump administration and MBS in Saudi Arabia.

As a consequence, SoftBank’s Vision Fund is majority funded by two Middle Eastern authoritarian governments with close ties to the U.S. government, specifically the Trump administration. In addition, both countries have enjoyed the rapid growth and normalization of ties with the state of Israel in recent years, particularly following the rise of current Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Jared Kushner’s rise to prominence in his father-in-law’s administration. Other investments in the Vision Fund have come from Apple, Qualcomm and Oracle’s Larry Ellison, all tech companies with strong ties to Israel’s government.

The Saudi and Emirati governments’ links to the Vision Fund are so obvious that even mainstream outlets like the New York Times have described them as a “front for Saudi Arabia and perhaps other countries in the Middle East.”

SoftBank also enjoys close ties to Jared Kushner, with Fortress Investment Group lending $57 million to Kushner Companies in October 2017 while it was under contract to be acquired by SoftBank. As Barron’s noted at the time:
When SoftBank Group bought Fortress Investment Group last year, the Japanese company was buying access to a corps of seasoned investors. What SoftBank also got is a financial tie to the family of President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.”
According to The Real Deal, Kushner Companies obtained the financing from Fortress only after its attempts to obtain funding through the EB-5 visa program for a specific real estate venture were abandoned after the U.S. Attorney and the Securities and Exchange Commission began to investigate how Kushner Companies used the EB-5 investor visa program. A key factor in the opening of that investigation was Kushner Companies’ representatives touting Jared Kushner’s position at the White House when talking to prospective investors and lenders.

SoftBank also recently came to the aid of a friend of Jared Kushner, former CEO of WeWork Adam Neumann. Neumann made shocking claims about his ties to both Kushner and Saudi Arabia’s MBS, even asserting that he had worked with both in creating Kushner’s long-awaited and controversial Middle East “peace plan” and claimed that he, Kushner and MBS would together “save the world.” Neumann previously called Kushner his “mentor.” MBS has also discussed on several occasions his close ties with Kushner and U.S. media reports have noted the frequent correspondence between the two “princelings.”

Notably, SoftBank invested in Neumann’s WeWork using money from the Saudi-dominated Vision Fund and later went on to essentially bail the company out after its IPO collapse and Neumann was pushed out. SoftBank’s founder, Masayoshi Son, had an odd yet very close relationship with Neumann, perhaps explaining why Neumann was allowed to walk with $1.7 billion after bringing WeWork to the brink of collapse. Notably, nearly half of SoftBank’s approximately $47 billion investments in the U.S. economy since Trump’s election, went to acquiring and then bailing out WeWork. It is unlikely that such a disastrous investment resulted in the level of job creation that Son had promised Trump in 2016.

Given that it is Cybereason’s top investor and shareholder by a large margin, SoftBank’s ties to the Trump administration and key allies of that administration are significant in light of Cybereason’s odd interest in 2020 U.S. election scenarios that end with the cancellation of this year’s upcoming presidential election. It goes without saying that the cancellation of the election would mean a continuation of the Trump administration until new elections would take place. 

Furthermore, with Cybereason’s close and enduring ties to Israeli military intelligence now well-documented, it is worth asking if Israeli military intelligence would consider intervening in 2020 if the still-to-be-decided Democratic contender was strongly opposed to Israeli government policy, particularly Israel’s military occupation of Palestine. This is especially worth considering given revelations that sexual blackmailer and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who targeted prominent U.S. politicians, mostly Democrats, was in the employ of Israeli military intelligence.

Notably, Cybereason’s doomsday election scenarios involved the weaponization of deep fakes, self-driving cars and the hacking Internet of Things devices, with all of those technologies being pioneered and perfected — not by Russia, China or Iran — but by companies directly tied to Israeli intelligence, much like Cybereason itself. These companies, their technology and Cybereason’s own work creating the narrative that U.S. rival states seek to undermine the U.S. election in this way, will all be discussed in the conclusion of MintPress’ series on Cybereason and its outsized interest in the U.S. democratic process.
https://www.mintpressnews.com/cybereason-investors-offer-israeli-spy-classified-intelligence/264095/

The Israelis (their orligarch network and State) want to control the world - to stop opposition to what they are doing. They want to expand the Israeli State and expand their (monetary) power. Everyone else is considered expendable, or as slaves, to their ambitions. Bribery, blackmail, intimidation and other nefarious tools are all at their disposal. These people are not good global citizens.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, January 22nd, 2020.]