Daily Notes 08.16.18


Making people feel like a million bucks is what Stringham is good at.

“You’re not used to having people help you put on your clothes,” Stringham said to Carmody.

“No, I’m not,” said Carmody with a laugh.

“Just straight back,” said Stringham.

Stringham is one of the owners of Utah Woolen Mills in Salt Lake City. It’s a high-end clothing store where customers could easily spend thousands of dollars on a single suit. However, Stringham knows how a good suit can make a man feel.

“It’s amazing to look at yourself for maybe even the first time and see that, ‘I can do this. I can get that job.’ The confidence level goes from 10 to maybe 110,” said Stringham.



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Before and after: The destruction from the Dollar Ridge Fire

By Devon Dewey, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th, 2018 @ 3:28pm

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Dollar Ridge Fire Burn Scar
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Editor’s note: These drone flights were done while flight restrictions were lifted and in coordination with fire officials. Never fly a drone near an active wildfire.FRUITLAND — The Dollar Ridge Fire continues to burn near Strawberry Reservoir and, as of Wednesday afternoon, had burned 68,400 acres and is 90 percent contained.

The southwest section of the fire perimeter is currently burning, near the Timber Canyon area. The fire has destroyed at least 74 homes and hundreds of sheds and camp trailers but is no longer threatening any structures at this time.

The fire began on July 1 and is human-caused, but officials have not released any specific details regarding how it started. On July 23, it was 93 percent contained with 57,000 acres burned and 310 firefighters assigned. By Aug. 6, 91 firefighters were assigned, the fire grew to 59,000 acres and containment was lowered to 90 percent due to fire growth.

Since Aug. 6, the fire burned another 9,400 acres and there are now 245 firefighters assigned.

To read about other wildfires burning in Utah, click here.

Below are some photos showing the before and after of several areas within the burn scar.

Click the photo below to explore a 360-degree image of the burn scar.



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Email scams have cost Utah businesses more than $20M this year, FBI warns

By Alec Williams, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th, 2018 @ 7:00pm


10PM: Email scams have cost Utah businesses more than $20M this year, FBI warns
SALT LAKE CITY — With two alleged scammers set to stand trial in Salt Lake City in the coming months, the FBI is warning Utah business owners about falling into email fraud schemes.”In 2017, 150 different Utah businesses reported cumulative losses of $5 million” from such schemes, said Jeffrey Collins, the FBI special agent in charge of the cyber task force in Salt Lake City.

“This year, we’ve already had well over $20 million — so it’s rising.”

The FBI is trying to prevent business email compromise schemes in Utah — crimes where scammers will target both businesses and individuals performing wire transfer payments.

A scammer gets access to a legitimate business account, either by hacking or other means, then poses as a supervisor or CEO and requests an urgent company wire transfer to an account.

Scammers can also create a dummy account after doing some spying by hacking into an account. They will then impersonate a real email account with a slight misspelling or will use a dot-net email instead of dot-com.

“Please i will need you to take care of a financial obligation quickly. What is the required information needed for you to process a domestic wire transfer? Regards, (Redacted),” one such email obtained by the FBI reads from a Utah business about to be scammed.

In this instance, the scammer, posing as a higher-up, gave the employee the details of a bank account and requested an unknown amount. An email later, the employee, thinking he or she was corresponding with the boss, replied that the transfer was handled.

“I see numerous complaints come in per week where businesses have lost $100,000; $200,000,” Collins said. “We had one recently — $20 million.”

“Sometimes this money is lost in just a few emails,” Collins said. “That’s all it takes for someone to be defrauded.”

The FBI reports that these email scams have been known to heavily target the real estate sector in recent years. However, victims can come from anywhere.

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“Although we call it business email compromise, victims can also be non-businesses,” said assistant U.S. attorney Carl LeSueur. “There are couples who have lost down payments on their first home this way.”

LeSeuer said “nobody is outside the scope of this threat.” Scammers have been known to target title insurance companies, real estate brokers, law firms and small businesses in order to get the money they want.

“Our goal really is to educate the public to try and prevent these crimes,” Collins said. “It’s become a significant enough problem that we want to get the message out to the public.”

Since scammers may slightly misspell or use a dot-net email address, Collins warned business owners to exercise caution with their correspondence.

“Looking at that, being careful when you are dealing with any sort of business transaction,” Collins said. “Making sure that that’s the legitimate email address — that’s probably first and foremost.”

Collins’ other suggestion: Pick up the phone.

“Just before you’re going to send the money,” he said, “call and confirm those banking details to make sure it’s really who you’re intending to send it to.”

Sometimes this money is lost in just a few emails. That’s all it takes for someone to be defrauded.

–Jeffrey Collins, FBI special agent

Saheed Yusuf, 32, and Vanisha Wright Matthis, 46, both of Atlanta, are alleged to have scammed a Utah business out of $58,000 in 2016. Following a five-count indictment related to alleged email fraud schemes, the two are set to stand trial in Utah starting in October and September, respectively.

The FBI is not releasing the identity of the Utah business cited in the official indictment, filed on June 6.

Since October 2013, the FBI reports that over $12.5 billion has been lost to scams like these worldwide. In the U.S. during that period, over 41,000 people have been reported to be victims of these email scams, totaling a $2.9 billion loss.



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MoviePass users who canceled were re-subscribed mistakenly, company says

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 15th, 2018 @ 7:33pm


SALT LAKE CITY — MoviePass users who had previously canceled their subscriptions learned this week that they had been opted-in to the company’s new plan, despite canceling the service.The company chalked it up to bugs and is working to fix the issue, according to a MoviePass spokeswoman.

MoviePass subscribers took to Twitter to complain about the difficulties with canceling the service.

“I cancelled my @MoviePass account over the weekend and tonight I got an email claiming that I ‘accepted’ a new deal and that my cancellation has been overwritten,” Twitter user @_aldomacias wrote on Monday. “When I try to cancel my subscription again the app displays an error message. Not OK!”

Twitter user @Cheesyry said he tried to cancel again after learning he was re-subscribed to the company’s new plan, but still had trouble.

“I cancelled my Moviepass this morning & tonight I get an email claiming that I “accepted” a new deal and my cancellation has been overwritten,” he wrote. “@MoviePass this is shady and unacceptable.”

After changing the way it operates multiple times in the last few months, MoviePass announced new terms of service last week that take effect today.

The new plan still costs $9.95 per month, but users will only be allowed to see up to three standard movies per month, according to a statement from MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe that was emailed to subscribers last week.

MoviePass became aware of users having trouble with cancellations on Monday, according to an emailed statement from the company.

“We have fixed the bugs that were causing the issue and we have confirmed that none of our members have been opted-in or converted to the new plan without their express permission,” the statement said. “In addition, all cancellation requests are being correctly processed and no members were being blocked from canceling their accounts.”

Anyone with further questions about cancellations is asked to contact MoviePass customer support through the company’s app, the statement said.

The new $9.95-per-month subscription no longer will include peak pricing, a feature that required MoviePass users to pay a fee to see movie showings at certain times. Ticket verification, which required users to submit a photo of their movie ticket stub to the MoviePass app after purchasing it, also has been axed from the service.

Previously, the company disallowed users from seeing major films, such as “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” and “Christopher Robin” for up to several weeks after they opened. Now, many major studio first-run movies will be included with the service, but there will be some exceptions, according to Lowe.

Users will be able to opt-in to the new plan or cancel their service by their next billing date if they haven’t already done so, according to the MoviePass statement. Users who don’t respond by the end of their next billing cycle will automatically have their service canceled, the statement said.

People who are on annual or quarterly subscription plans won’t be impacted by the changes until it is time for them to renew, according to Lowe.

“It’s been an exciting journey so far, and MoviePass is here to stay,” Lowe said in the email. “Your endless support, understanding and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated.”



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Police group worried about enforcing recreational marijuana ban if medical use initiative passes

By Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th, 2018 @ 10:15pm


SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Chiefs of Police Association told legislators Wednesday it has concerns over how feasible it will be for officers to quickly determine whether a person is lawfully or unlawfully carrying marijuana with them, in the event that a ballot initiative permitting its medical use passes.”We recognize that for a law enforcement officer on the street, it could be difficult for them to distinguish between legal cannabis possession, purchase and cultivation, versus illegal,” said Tom Ross, Bountiful police chief and president of the board of directors for the Utah Chiefs of Police Association. “We’re not sure how the officer on the street is going to be able to easily make a determination.”

The organization spoke Wednesday to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee about issues they believe may need addressing in implementing Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative if voters pass it.

The Department of Health, Department of Public Safety, Department of Agriculture, and Utah Administrative Offices of the Courts also spoke to the committee to weigh in on challenges their agencies might face in implementing the initiative, prompting committee members to open a bill file specifically to address those concerns.

The initiative would allow patients with certain illnesses to obtain clearance for a medical card through their physician, allowing them to possess marijuana legally.

Ross, who was also speaking on behalf of the Utah Sheriff’s Association, said enforcing laws against marijuana possession may also be complicated if the initiative passes because “individuals will be able to legally possess cannabis before the medical cards are even in place and ready to go.”

Ross was referring to a portion of the Utah Medical Cannabis Act which states that until July 1, 2020, just a short time after medical cannabis cards would first be issued, “it is an affirmative defense to criminal charges … that the individual would be eligible for a medical cannabis card, and that the individual’s conduct would have been lawful” after that date with such a card.

“Looking at it from an officer-on-the-street perspective, how are they going to be able to recognize all the qualifying illnesses?” Ross said, talking of the conditions that can qualify a person for a doctor-approved medical marijuana card.

Connor Boyack, president of Libertas Institute — an organization tightly connected with the origins of initiative campaign and the Utah Patients Coalition, the campaign’s largest in-state donor — spoke to the committee on behalf of the initiative’s advocates and responded to concerns about implementation.

Boyack contends that the reason for the “affirmative defense is just to say, if you want to go to a judge and appeal your case” on medical grounds, “you will at least have the option of doing so.”

He said it wouldn’t be fair to patients not to preserve that legal defense while bureaucratic efforts to produce cards would be still catching up with Utahns’ vote to protect medical use of marijuana.

Jacey Skinner, deputy court administrator for the Utah Administrative Offices of the Courts, told the committee that the affirmative defense portion of the initiative would likely lead to “hotbeds of discussion and lots of motions” in Utah courtrooms, but “those are things the courts are well accustomed to dealing with.”

“The language itself doesn’t present specific problems for the courts,” Skinner added.

Boyack also said legal versus illegal possession of marijuana will be more easily identifiable for police officers thanks to the initiative mandating that lawfully purchased product be kept in a secure container with specified labeling and packaging requirements — including a trackable batch identification number.

Despite his counterarguments, Boyack said, he and other advocates are not trying to say provisions detailing how the initiative should be implemented should be left untouched by legislators after being passed by voters.

“(We are) more open than ever to say we recognize the legislature has an interest in making sure appropriate safeguards are in place,” he said — assuming a good faith effort to ensure “the core of what the public has passed is being enacted.”

Dr. Marc Babitz, deputy director of the Utah Department of Health, said the initiative would require that his agency build an electronic system keeping track of doctors’ recommendations granting patients medical cannabis cards.

“We don’t have that system. … There’s a whole new system required,” Babitz told the committee.

Babitz said that and several other implementation tasks “would be very difficult on our budget and other responsibilities.”

Babitz worried that “there’s nothing in the initiative that helps us verify that dispensaries are complying with the guidelines that are listed.”

Boyack disagreed with the characterization of a lack of enforcement ability regarding dispensaries. He said the initiative specifies “inspections can be conducted at any time.”

Scott Ericson, deputy commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, said there are currently multiple laws whose regulations conflict with that of the initiative, meaning such contradictions would need to be settled one way or another if the measure passes.

Ericson also said the initiative could, in fact, undo the effects of recent Utah laws enabling the sale of CBD oil at pharmacies and other places.

“The initiative language, from our understanding … would require all cannabis products sold in the state to be sold in a dispensary,” he said. “So the current language makes (CBD oil) available in many more places … than the initiative would.”

Boyack said he is of the view that “there is no conflict” between the initiative and Utah laws expanding CBD oil availability in the state.


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Unsafe levels of a weed killer chemical in oat products, report says

By Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Aug 16th, 2018 @ 7:27am

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group.Almost three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group’s scientists believe to be “protective of children’s health,” the report indicates.

Last week, a jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco awarded $289 million in damages to a groundskeeper whose attorney argued that Roundup, a weed killer made by Monsanto, caused his terminal cancer.

“We will appeal this decision and continue to vigorously defend this product, which has a 40-year history of safe use and continues to be a vital, effective and safe tool for farmers and others,” Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge said in a statement at the time.

“More than 800 scientific studies, the US EPA, the National Institutes of Health and regulators around the world have concluded that glyphosate is safe for use and does not cause cancer,” Partridge said.

However, the human health effects of glyphosate remain uncertain, because the product has additional chemical ingredients that, individually or combined, might be carcinogenic, among other reasons. Many scientists and scientific organizations, including the US Environmental Protection Agency, state that in the amounts commonly consumed in food, glyphosate is not harmful to human health.

However, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer agency that falls under the World Health Organization, classifies it as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”

“Not every health agency in the world and not every spokesperson in the world has agreed that glyphosate can cause cancer,” said Olga Naidenko, the Environmental Working Group’s senior science adviser for children’s health.

However, Naidenko, who was not an author of the report, believes that there are “conflicts of interest standing behind some” of the positive opinions of glyphosate and that Monsanto has tried to influence the EPA so that it will continue to allow use of the chemical in the United States.

Over 750 herbicide products containing glyphosate are for sale in the United States, according to the National Pesticide Information Center, a cooperative formed by Oregon State University and the EPA.

A ‘more protective’ guideline

Introduced to the American market in 1974, glyphosate is an herbicide that can kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. Glyphosate products are used on farms, industrial areas, public parks, residential lawns and gardens, and aquatic systems for agricultural and forestry purposes.

For its new report, the Environmental Working Group conducted toxicology tests on dozens of oat-based foods sold across the country and used a health benchmark for glyphosate based on a cancer risk assessment that was developed by California state scientists, explained Alexis Temkin, author of the report and the group’s toxicologist.

“EWG used that level to then develop a guideline that was more protective for children’s health,” Temkin said. “It’s 100-fold lower.”

The Environmental Working Group’s guideline amount is 0.01 milligram per day, Naidenko said. Should this small amount be present in a single portion of food — about 2 ounces, 60 grams or roughly two cups of cereal — that would amount to a concentration of 160 parts per billion.

In other words, the group says that a person eating two cups of cereal a day contaminated by 160 parts of glyphosate per billion would have a one in a million risk of cancer linked to the chemical, according to Naidenko.

Of 45 samples of food products made with conventionally grown oats, two had no detectable glyphosate, 12 had levels of glyphosate that were lower than the group’s acceptable health benchmark, and 31 had levels of glyphosate at or higher than the benchmark. The highest levels were detected in two samples of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats.

“Quaker does not add glyphosate during any part of the milling process,” the company said in a statement. “Glyphosate is commonly used by farmers across the industry who apply it pre-harvest. Once the oats are transported to us, we put them through our rigorous process that thoroughly cleanses them (de-hulled, cleaned, roasted and flaked). Any levels of glyphosate that may remain are significantly below any limits and well within compliance of the safety standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Commission as safe for human consumption.”

In the tests, glyphosate was also found at detectable concentrations in five of 16 organic oat food samples.

The Environmental Working Group is focused on lifetime exposure to toxic herbicides, Naidenko said.

Conflicting results

“The concern about glyphosate is for long-term exposure,” she said. “As most health agencies would say, a single portion would not cause deleterious effects. But think about eating popular foods such as oatmeal every day or almost every day — that’s when, according to scientific assessments, such amounts of glyphosate might pose health harm.”

Glyphosate does not easily pass through human skin, and when it is ingested, it passes through the body relatively quickly, according to the National Pesticide Information Center. The vast majority of glyphosate leaves the body in urine and feces without being changed into another chemical. In some studies, high doses given to laboratory animals suggests this chemical has carcinogenic potential.

“Studies on cancer rates in people have provided conflicting results on whether the use of glyphosate containing products is associated with cancer,” the center’s website states. “Some studies have associated glyphosate use with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.”

Temkin said “That’s correct that glyphosate is metabolized very quickly and eliminated in the urine,” adding that other types of chemicals are metabolized very quickly yet are known to cause some harm. “Arguments that quick metabolism cannot result in harm from exposure to a chemical — especially if it’s a chemical that is very ubiquitous and something that somebody is exposed to on a daily basis — does not mean that it can’t have health effects.”


The glyphosate debate continues

But Alex Berezow, senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health, a nonprofit group that says it advocates for evidence-based science and medicine, believes the new report is “absolutely atrocious.”

“According to the EPA, people should avoid consuming more than 2 mg of glyphosate for every kilogram of body weight,” Berezow wrote in an email.

“The good news is that nobody on Earth consumes anywhere near that amount of glyphosate,” said Berezow. “The EWG fabricated its own safety standard so that they could promote organic food. They’ve been doing this for years — ignoring the scientific literature in order to lobby for the organic industry.”

The European Food Safety Authority also rejects “the notion that glyphosate causes cancer,” he said.

Berezow said the chemical is “completely safe” to humans because it interferes with chemical reactions in plants that do not exist in humans. Because we lack this “metabolic pathway,” he said, “it’s not even hypothetically possible for glyphosate to be harmful.”

Dr. Paul Pharoah, professor of cancer epidemiology at the University of Cambridge, wrote in an email that “there have been multiple studies investigating the potential association between glyphosate exposure and cancer risk.”

“Some of these studies have serious flaws in their design,” said Pharoah, who was not involved in the new report. “It is not scientifically possible to prove ‘no association,’ but the evidence from these studies is that if there is an association the effect is very small.”

Pharoah said he could not comment on the methods used by the Environmental Working Group or the accuracy of the results, since he is an epidemiologist and not a toxicologist.

Still, he said he would not be “unduly concerned” about the health risks to children, given the lack of evidence linking the chemical to cancer in adults.

“This is not to say that I do not think that public policy should limit the acceptable amount of these chemicals found in foods,” Pharoah said.

Naidenko believes that glyphosate won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

“This kind of chemical dependency is just not going to go overnight,” she said. “We know it is possible to grow oats and other grains without herbicides. Companies do not need to wait for EPA; they can simply talk to their suppliers and say, ‘please grow our oats without glyphosate, because our customers are complaining.’ ”

Temkin added, “this type of use of glyphosate is a very small percentage of the overall use, yet it can have the greatest impact on human health, so we think this is the place to target reducing the use of glyphosate.

“What we do know is that people don’t want to have pesticides or herbicides in their foods, and families really shouldn’t have to make a healthy choice that also comes with an additional risk,” she said.

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US newspapers to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

By David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 16th, 2018 @ 9:12am

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Newspapers fight back against Trump’s ‘all out assault’
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NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.The Boston Globe, which set the campaign in motion by urging the unified voice, had estimated that some 350 newspapers would participate.

They did across the breadth of the country. The Portland (Maine) Press-Herald said a free and independent press is the best defense against tyranny, while the Honolulu Star-Advertiser emphasized democracy’s need for a free press.

“The true enemies of the people — and democracy — are those who try to suffocate truth by vilifying and demonizing the messenger,” wrote the Des Moines Register in Iowa.

In St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch called journalists “the truest of patriots.” The Chicago Sun-Times said it believed most Americans know that Trump is talking nonsense.

The Fayetteville Observer said it hoped Trump would stop, “but we’re not holding our breath.”

“Rather, we hope all the president’s supporters will recognize what he’s doing — manipulating reality to get what he wants,” the North Carolina newspaper said.

On Thursday morning, Trump again took to Twitter to denounce “fake news.”

He wrote: “The Boston Globe, which was sold to the the Failing New York Times for 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS (plus 800 million dollars in losses & investment), or 2.1 BILLION DOLLARS, was then sold by the Times for 1 DOLLAR. Now the Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press. PROVE IT!”

That followed this tweet from the president: “THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS THE OPPOSITION PARTY. It is very bad for our Great Country….BUT WE ARE WINNING!”

The Morning News of Savannah, Georgia, said it was a confidant, not an enemy, to the people.

“Like any true friend, we don’t always tell you want you want to hear,” the Morning News said. “Our news team presents the happenings and issues in this community through the lens of objectivity. And like any true friend, we refuse to mislead you. Our reporters and editors strive for fairness.”

Some newspapers used history lessons to state their case. The Elizabethtown Advocate in Pennsylvania, for instance, compared free press in the United States to such rights promised but not delivered in the former Soviet Union.

The New York Times added a pitch.

“If you haven’t already, please subscribe to your local papers,” said the Times, whose opinion section also summarized other editorials across the country. “Praise them when you think they’ve done a good job and criticize them when you think they could do better. We’re all in this together.”

That last sentiment made some journalists skittish. Some newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote editorials explaining why they weren’t joining the Globe’s effort. The Chronicle wrote that one of its most important values is independence, and going along with the crowd went against that. Both the Chronicle and Baltimore Sun said that it plays into the hands of Trump and his supporters who think the media is out to get him.

Nolan Finley, columnist and editorial page editor of The Detroit News, spoke up for the press but added a scolding. He said too many journalists are slipping opinion into their news reports, adding commentary and calling it context.

“Donald Trump is not responsible for the eroding trust in the media,” Finley wrote. “He lacks the credibility to pull that off. The damage to our standing is self-inflicted.”

The Radio Television Digital News Association, which represents more than 1,200 broadcasters and web sites, is also asking its members to point out that journalists are friends and neighbors doing important work holding government accountable.

“I want to make sure that it is positive,” said Dan Shelley, the group’s executive director. “We’re shooting ourselves in the foot if we make this about attacking the president or attacking his supporters.”

It remains unclear how much sway the effort will have. Newspaper editorial boards overwhelmingly opposed Trump’s election in 2016. Polls show Republicans have grown more negative toward the news media in recent years: Pew Research Center said 85 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said in June 2017 that the news media has a negative effect on the country, up from 68 percent in 2010.


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5 issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections

By Kurt Manwaring, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug 15th, 2018 @ 2:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY — The 2018 midterm elections will be affected by a number of issues, including the Russia investigation, a possible government shutdown, a Supreme Court nominee and more.Here are five issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections.

1. President Trump

First and foremost, the 2018 midterm elections will be about President Donald Trump. Midterm elections are considered presidential referendums no matter who is in office.

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, more than half of those preparing to go to the polls indicated that their vote will be a reflection of how they feel about the president.

Did the president collude with Russia in the 2016 election? Do the president’s personal morals reflect those of the country as a whole? Does it even matter?

The 2018 midterm elections will prove one way or another what voters on both sides of the aisle most care about.

2. Immigration

Immigration is quickly climbing the chart in terms of issues important to voters. Not only is there a sharp partisan divide on the ethics of immigration enforcement such as separating children from their families, but the president has threatened a government shutdown leading up to the election if Congress does not provide funding for a border wall.

Republicans loathe the idea of a government shutdown just before financially-affected voters go to the polls, but the president seems intent on forcing the issue regardless of the electoral consequences.

“I’ve heard a lot of people saying, ‘Oh, don’t do it before the election, we’ll upset the apple cart,” the president recently told radio host Rush Limbaugh.

“I’m not doing it for politics,” he added. “I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do.”

Is it immoral to separate children from their immigrant parents or is it what needs to be done to stop illegal immigration? Is a border wall necessary to curb crime, prevent terror attacks, and stop immigration or is it an expensive and ineffective message of exclusion?

Whether examined from a moral or financial standpoint, immigration stands to be a critical issue in the upcoming elections.

3. Health care

One of the first major accomplishments of President Barack Obama was to shepherd the Affordable Care Act legislation that provided increased access to health care, and one of the first major accomplishments of President Trump was to revoke as much of the legislation as possible. Both major parties are poised to rehash the debates through the midterm elections.

Republicans oppose the legislation and consider increased access to health care an overreach of government. Accordingly, payments to insurance providers are held back and the integral “individual mandate” has been removed from the legislation. These changes largely neuter the legislation. If Republicans hold onto Congressional majorities, it may be possible to eliminate the health care bill in its entirety.

Democrats are incensed at what they view as a betrayal of the American people by the government. They may not have secured a single Republican vote when passing the health care legislation in history, but view their victory as a great accomplishment. If they can regain a majority in Congress, it may be possible to restore critical elements of the legislation.

Both Republicans and Democrats have a great deal at stake in the midterm elections.


4. Supreme Court

Another partisan issue that will certainly affect the midterm elections is the makeup of the United States Supreme Court. President Trump has already succeeded in appointing one conservative justice to the court during his term. A second appointment in the wake of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement would be a clear coup for Republicans and a disaster for Democrats.

The Supreme Court is technically an apolitical body, but partisanship has been a part of the nomination process for a long time. During the Obama administration, Republicans were against the idea of a liberal appointment to the court, so they blocked the nomination of Merrick Garland. Democrats later facilitated the appointment when President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, but a second appointment is likely to engender a far greater fight.

Both sides see the issue as one that will affect abortion rights, campaign financing and many other important issues. The midterm elections will determine those who vote on the next Supreme Court Justice.

5. Russia

Russia will play a role in the midterm elections in two significant ways. First, the Trump administration and the president himself are embroiled in a controversy over whether there was purposeful collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. The administration first denied any alleged contact, then explained discovered contact, and now is putting forth an argument it is not illegal even if collusion is confirmed.

While special counsel Robert Mueller has yet to release a report, the issue sparks passion in both Republicans and Democrats.

Second, regardless of whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Soviet country is actively trying to influence the midterm elections.

“Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and continues to malign influence operations to this day,” said FBI Director Chris Wray on Aug. 2. He described the effort to affect the elections as a “24-7, 365-days-a-year” effort.

Just as the measurable effect of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential elections remains ambiguous, so too is the difficulty to predict exactly how the elections will be different because of Russian involvement. One thing remains certain: Russian will be a noticeable presence in the midterm elections in more than one way.

Kurt Manwaring is freelance writer and contributor to KSL.com. He is online at fromthedesk.org, and on Twitter at @fromthedesk_.



Brain regeneration: Your healthy 120-year-old brain

By East West Health  |  Posted Aug 15th, 2018 @ 3:00pm

How many of us would like to regenerate our brains and extend our youth? Well, advances in stem cell science and therapy are making giant strides toward making this dream a reality. Research shows that intranasal stem cell therapy has the potential to not only extend youth but to also augment the senses, improve memory and boost cognitive performance, reports Nature.com.

Understanding aging

Humans today are living longer than ever. In fact, “global life expectancy has risen more than seven years since 1990, equivalent to a year gained every three-and-a-half years,” says the BBC. The oldest person on record, Jeanne Calment, lived to the ripe ol’ age of 122. While this number is definitely impressive, some are now predicting that babies born today could live up to 150 years.

How is this possible? Well, first it helps to understand that the biology of aging comes down to poor regeneration or degeneration of tissues. Your body is composed of trillions of cells, but you lose over 300 million cells per minute.

Regenerative medicine could delay aging by empowering the body with the ability to regenerate cells and tissues like never before.


Brain regeneration with intranasal stem cell therapy

Building on the idea that aging is caused from the degeneration of tissues, a new therapeutic approach seeks to augment tissue regeneration in the brain. Sound like something out of a sci-fi novel? Actually, research and science back it up and now patients can receive brain neurogenesis treatments with the power of mesenchymal stem cells transmitted intranasally to treat the brain.

“MSCs boost the endogenous regenerative capacity by promoting neurogenesis and neuronal survival. Importantly, we show evidence that MSCs are directly involved in inducing and supporting a shift to a neurogenesis supportive environment,” said researchers to Science Direct.

Intranasal migration safe and effective method for delivering treatment

A preferred technique for getting MSCs into the brain is intranasally. The sensory nerves that allow you to taste and smell are in the sinuses. Accessing this area is accomplished with an intranasal approach.

Dr. William H. Frey II, senior director of Neurosciences Research at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, discovered the intranasal method for bypassing the blood-brain barrier, according to the University of Minnesota.

“Dr. Frey and research collaborators from Germany, including Lusine Danielyan MD, discovered that intranasal stem cells bypass the blood-brain barrier to reach the brain and treat Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline successfully,” according to Neurology Reviews.

Doctors and scientists prefer the intranasal delivery of stem cells because they minimize systemic distribution by circumventing the blood-brain barrier and immediately entering the central nervous system. “Intranasal delivery of stem cells may therefore be a safe and non-invasive way of targeting the central nervous system,” writes Science Direct.

What could intranasal stem cell therapy treat?

The potential for intranasal stem cell therapy treatment is great. Intranasal stem cell delivery has proven successful in animals for treating Parkinson’s, stroke, MS, brain tumors, SCI and other brain disorders, according to the official journal of The Cure Alliance, CellR4.org.

“Stem cells, directed to differentiate into specific cell types, offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including macular degeneration, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis,” writes the National Institutes of Health.

When can you start seeing benefits of intranasal stem cell treatment?

Brain regeneration programs and treatments are now available for those interested in slowing the aging process and regenerating brain tissue and function. East West Health is one such provider of this cutting-edge approach to brain health and nervous system repair. T



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Annual Wrap Up: Space Here We Go!, the Solari
Report team has maintained a list of U.S. and
European companies that are involved in space
and have publicly traded stock. Typically, those
companies have significant involvement in the
defense and aerospace industries. I have back
tested several versions of that portfolio over the
last three years. Consistently, I found it significantly
outperforming the U.S. and global stock
market indices. I believe that may say as much
or more about the defense industry in recent
years than about space.
As an example, here is a chart of the stock
performance of Lockheed Martin, the largest
U.S. defense contractor and weapons manufacturer,
relative to the NASDAQ and S&P since
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an investment sector. One warning is the historical
fact that flight has captured our imaginations
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that this is one reason that so much of the
initial investment had to be funded by money
disappeared from the federal coffers without the
public approval by Congress.
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regarding space. Three firms published significant
reports or comments about the growing
space economy.
Goldman Sachs published a comment on
space in May 2017, The Next Investment Frontier.
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costs and the shift of private capital into space
enterprises. It made a case for the economics
of asteroid mining and the opportunity to do
manufacturing in space. One emphasis was the
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services is invisible to us. “So much of your ev

eryday life runs through space without you even
thinking about it: automatic toll booths, your
credit card authorization, when you use an ATM
machine, or obviously if you use a satellite radio,
TV and GPS.”

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The mayor of the ever increasingly violent city of London is now seeking a ban on cars in certain areas after a “car attack.”  Since banning guns and regulating knives hasn’t worked, Sadiq Khan said he’s likely to ban cars to prevent future terrorist attacks.

Violence in London continues to spike regardless of the weapons used by those committing acts of aggression. But since a gun ban and severe knife regulations have failed to stop violence, Khan wants certain areas to be “car free zones” in response to an alleged terror attack committed with a car. According to Politico, Khan says his proposed car ban would help keep people and buildings safe after car drives into cyclists and pedestrians.

Kahn’s proposal comes after three people were injured when police say a car collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into barriers that line the Houses of Parliament. Police have arrested a 29-year-old British citizen originally from Sudan, identified as Salih Khater by British media outlets, on suspicion of committing the attack. Police claim that the alleged terrorist drove his Ford Fiesta from Birmingham to London late on Monday night. Just before the attack, police say he had been driving around the area of Westminster and Whitehall for about an hour and a half before driving into pedestrians and cyclists.

Khan told BBC radio that making certain areas only available to pedestrians would provide more safety to both citizens and buildings in the surrounding area. But he also said the city would need to ensure people “don’t lose one important thing about our democracy: People having an access to parliamentarians, people being able to lobby parliament and being able to come and visit parliament.” Kahn added, “I think there would be lots of challenges if we would do the whole square. It is a thoroughfare for cars, vehicles and commercial deliveries going through London,” he said. “So it’s possible to have a designed solution … in keeping our buildings and people as safe as we can do. And also not losing what is so wonderful about our city that is a vibrant democracy, people can walk around safely.”

Well, since all the other laws aimed at preventing violence have failed, why not just keep banning things? Pretty soon, everything will be illegal in the UK and the people will wonder when they actually became slaves to the government.

“We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear’s work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.” –Joseph Goebbels

The FBI is warning of a worldwide mass hacking plot that could see millions withdrawn from bank accounts. The major operation has forced the FBI to warn banks of an imminent “cashout” attack on cashpoints around the globe.

Banks have now been warned that they could fall victim to an “unlimited operation” in which millions of dollars could be withdrawn from cash machines. According to The Independent, the “jackpotting” scheme would see hackers use malware to take control of ATMs. Smaller banks with less sophisticated security are said to be most vulnerable to this attack. The “cashout” will most likely take place over the course of a few hours on a weekend after most banks have closed.

“The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cybercriminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and commonly referred to as an ‘unlimited operation’,” states an FBI alert to banks that was obtained by cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs. “Virtually all ATM cashout operations are launched on weekends, often just after financial institutions begin closing for business on Saturday,” Krebs explained in a blog post.

“Historic compromises have included small-to-medium size financial institutions, likely due to less robust implementation of cybersecurity controls, budgets, or third-party vendor vulnerabilities. The FBI expects the ubiquity of this activity to continue or possibly increase in the near future,” the alert also stated.

The website Krebs On Security reported that criminals could create “fraudulent copies” of bank cards by installing their data on reusable magnetic strip cards.  The FBI warned that “at a pre-determined time, the co-conspirators withdraw account funds from ATMs using these cards.” In order to maximize the payouts during such cyber attacks, hackers will often remove the fraud controls such as withdrawal limits. This allows perpetrators to empty cash machines of all the money stored in them.

The FBI advised banks to review their security measures, keep their software up to date, and implement stronger protections when possible.

As of now, there is no clear way that one can protect themselves from this hack. Obviously, if you don’t have a bank account you won’t have to be concerned about this particular attack.




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South Africa ‘draws up a list of almost 200 farms it will seize from white farmers’ as ANC head says land should be taken from those with over 12,000 hectares WITHOUT compensation

  • Lobby group AfriForum claimed to have a list of 195 farms earmarked for seizure
  • But South Africa’s government denied the claim saying the document was false
  • The rand fell after the ruling ANC’s chair said owners should have land seized



Anti-Ageing Breakthrough: Ageing Process REVERSED In Human Cells For First Time

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Date: Thursday, 16-Aug-2018 03:45:16

EXPRESS – August 14, 2018: The article highlights that scientists have successfully reversed the process of ageing in cells for the first time in a move which could help beat the likes of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The reversal of the process of ageing would give many people hope in a bid to remain healthier and ultimately live longer and now researchers have made a stunning breakthrough.

They found out that as the body ages, it loses its ability to control how genes are regulated and they ultimately become more damaged until we ultimately die.

A gene is activated by signals from inside or outside the cell to make a molecular message known as RNA. And the decision on which type of ‘message’ is created by a group of around 300 proteins is known as “splicing factors”.

However, they found out that as we get older the amount of splicing factors the proteins are able to make steadily decreases. And older cells are then ultimately less able to turn genes on and off to react to the environment which makes us more vulnerable to diseases which ultimately kill us off.

Researcher Lorna Harries, an Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics and Matt Whiteman, Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, both at University of Exeter, write for the Conversation that they have found a way to turn splicing factors back on: “In our new work, we showed that by treating old cells with a chemical that releases small amounts of hydrogen sulphide, we were able to increase levels of some splicing factors, and to rejuvenate old human cells. …Hydrogen sulphide is a molecule that is found naturally in our bodies and has been shown to improve several features of age-related disease in animals. …But it can be toxic in large amounts, so we needed to find a way to deliver it directly to the part of the cell where it is needed.”

That the toxicity can be reduced: “By using a ‘molecular postcode’ we have been able to deliver the molecule directly to the mitochondria, the structures that produce energy in cells, where we think it acts, allowing us to use tiny doses, which are less likely to cause side effects.”





Zeolite detox myths busted: In lab tests, zeolites do NOT bind with aluminum, lead, uranium, mercury or cadmium… only CESIUM

Zeolite myths

(NaturalNews) Much of what we’ve all been told about zeolites over the years is a myth. Sadly, even articles published on Natural News have inadvertently repeated this myth, although I am now directing staff to update all zeolite articles on Natural News to reflect the latest scientific findings I’m releasing on the public record.

Last week, I released ICP-MS laboratory analysis data that show the elemental composition of zeolites. Those data reveal something astonishing: zeolites which are consumed as a daily dietary supplement by health-conscious people may contain anywhere from 10ppm to 60ppm lead, plus another 24,000 – 30,000ppm aluminum.

Given that many people are consuming 15g daily of this zeolite powder, they are effectively swallowing 750 micrograms of lead each day, along with as much as 450mg of aluminum daily.

Laboratory testing reveals metals claims to be bogus

The claim by zeolite manufacturers and marketers has long been that zeolites absorb these metals and remove them from the body. Thus, we were all told, even if zeolites contained some lead, that wouldn’t be a problem because zeolites remove lead, we were promised.

After months of testing zeolites in the laboratory using a high-end Agilent 7700x ICP-MS instrument, I can now publicly state that zeolites are NOT effective at capturing or eliminating most heavy metals, including lead, uranium, mercury and cadium. Zeolites are also NOT effective at binding with aluminum.

See ICP-MS laboratory data below for full details. (And Click here for a tour of our lab website.)

We’ve all been hoodwinked by the zeolite industry

When it comes to zeolites, I believe we’ve all been hoodwinked by the zeolite industryand its marketers — people who tend to just repeat the same myths they’ve heard from everybody else, usually without conducting any original research themselves. Even more worrisome, if I hadn’t built the Natural News Forensic Food Lab and conducted this original research myself, none of what I’m about to tell you would have been made public by the zeolite manufacturers and marketers themselves.

It turns out that even zeolite consumers had no idea zeolites contained high levels of lead and aluminum. Most consumers have simply taken it on faith that zeolite marketers are telling the truth. The idea that “zeolites detox your body from heavy metals” is very nearly a truism mantra across the natural products industry. But it turns out to be no more true than the Flat Earth theories currently circulating across the ‘net.

Zeolites turn out to be really, really bad at accomplishing the very thing they’re promoted for: removing heavy metals from the body. The only well-known element zeolites are really strong at capturing and adsorbing is CESIUM, an element with several radioactive isotopes that often contaminate soils and water following nuclear disasters (Fukushima, Chernobyl). Cesium isotopes include 137 and 134, although 137 is by far the most worrisome and persistent in the environment (with a half life of around 29 years, if memory serves me correctly).

It seems I may very well be the only person in the world who has rigorously tested the binding ability of zeolites to various toxic elements and heavy metals in the laboratory. And here, I’m going to share the results with you that show zeolites to be all but worthless with most elements.

Metals Capturing Capacity

As you may recall, I pioneered a digestion simulation methodology that allowed me to test the ability of any substance to bind with toxic elements and heavy metals. Click here to watch my Metals Capturing Capacity video, or click here to see all my laboratory videos.

This process begins with placing the test substance into gastric acid that’s almost identical to human gastric acid found in the stomach. The gastric acid solution is then spiked with a known concentration and quantity of selected heavy metals in aqueous form.

From there, the substance is gently rocked for several hours to simulate the churning of the stomach. During this process, some test substances will ABSORB toxic elements (or adsorb, in the case of zeolites), while others will EMIT toxic elements.

For example, I have long established that chlorella, peanut butter and strawberries are all very effective at trapping mercury. I’ve also found that certain sources of plant-derived calcium are extremely good at capturing lead and cadmium. In fact, this is how I invented my patent-pending Heavy Metals Defense formula shown at this site. As you can see from the laboratory results published there, this formula results in a 99.9% reduction of lead concentration in the gastric acid digestion simulator.

You might wonder, then, what percentage of lead reduction do zeolites accomplish in lab testing?


In fact, slightly worse than zero. Zeolites actually increased the lead concentration of the gastric acid:

Starting concentration of lead, analyzed via ICP-MS: 10,871ppb

Resulting concentration lead, after digestion with zeolites: 11,011 – 11,600ppb depending on the zeolite brand.

In other words, zeolites INCREASED the lead concentration, adding to the amount of lead in the gastric acid. (That’s because zeolites contain a high concentration of lead and they can actually release lead during digestion.)

It’s the same story for cadmium

Starting concentration of cadmium, analyzed via ICP-MS: 10,524ppb

Resulting concentration of cadium, after digestion with zeolites: 10,586 – 11,867ppb

The cadmium went UP!

Here’s the result for arsenic:

Starting concentration of arsenic: 10,836ppb

Resulting concentration of arsenic, after digestion with zeolites: 9,028 – 11,198ppb

At this point, you might think something is wrong with my methodology. Why isn’t zeolite adsorbing anything and reducing the concentration of potentially toxic elements?

It turns out that zeolites are very, very good at binding with CESIUM!

Starting concentration of cesium: 10,927ppb

Resulting concentration of cesium, after digestion with zeolites: 1,461 – 1,930ppb

In other words, zeolites adsorbed nearly 87% of cesium. So we know the process of measurement works. This is fully consistent with the known scientific literature on zeolites being used to help decontaminate soils surrounding nuclear accidents. The zeolites “trap” the cesium-134 and cesium-137, blocking it from being taken up by plant roots and contaminating the food supply.

But the zeolites I tested didn’t reduce lead, cadmium or arsenic at all. In fact, they increased the concentration of those metals.

It is my belief that zeolite marketers started with the verifiable, true fact that zeolites adsorb cesium, then they generalized that to include “all heavy metals.” This is how the myth was born. From there, the myth got repeated over and over until everybody accepted it as a truism. But it isn’t true in lab tests. The only element I could get zeolites to capture in an efficient way was cesium. For other elements, the results just weren’t there.

Here’s the really bad news: Aluminum goes off the charts

One of the many claims made by zeolite marketers is that zeolites also remove aluminum from the body. This is a claim that’s even been repeated by guest authors whose articles have appeared here on Natural News.

Yet zeolites are made of very high concentrations of aluminum, and when you place zeolites in gastric acid (i.e. the human stomach), you get a huge increase in the aluminum concentration of the gastric acid.

In my tests, we started with an aluminum concentration of 12,248ppb. Here’s what we ended up with after digestion simulation using gastric acid:

Zeolite brand #1: 257,773ppb of aluminum

Zeolite brand #2: 210,044ppb of aluminum

Zeolite brand #3: 184,452ppb of aluminum

In other words, zeolites caused aluminum to INCREASE by as much as 2,100%.

That’s quite an increase of aluminum for a dietary supplement that claims to “detox” aluminum from the body.

By the way, for the purpose of laboratory methodology recordkeeping, the masses of zeolite used in these tests were:

Zeolite brand #1: 0.9997g
Zeolite brand #2: 1.0489g
Zeolite brand #3: 1.0074g

We’ve all been lied to about zeolites

My conclusion from this scientific testing simply cannot be overstated: We’ve been LIED to about zeolites.

Keep in mind that I say this at great personal cost and legal risk. Not only does this make Natural News look bad for publishing articles that previously repeated the zeolite myth I’m now shattering, but I already have one zeolite company threatening to sue me over these revelations. (No doubt more will threaten me soon, too.)

My commitment is to the truth, not to artificial protectionism of any particular industry or product line. In the same way that I talk about glyphosate found in foods, I’m also dedicated to talking about heavy metals found in dietary supplements.

At this point, it is my opinion that aside from the cesium-related claims, zeolites are being marketed with false claims that imply the substance detoxes your body from all heavy metals.

It is my opinion that the marketers of zeolites have perpetuated a series of false mythologies to profit from selling a product that actually increases the quantity of aluminum and lead being introduced to the body. The fact that zeolites are made with high concentrations of aluminum and lead is indisputable.

It is also my belief that all health-conscious consumers should immediately halt any dietary intake of zeolites right now, unless they are directed to consume zeolites by a qualified naturopathic physician for some emergency application such as accidentally swallowing cesium-137. Even then, that physician needs to read about these laboratory results because they, too, may have been misinformed about zeolites.

Supplement industry FAIL

What we are really dealing with here is a very popular dietary supplement that, in my view, may be substantially increasing the load of lead and aluminum among consumers who take that product on a daily basis (as directed on the labels).

Some of the marketing that has accompanied zeolites has been so outlandishly exaggerated and falsified that it really qualifies as fraud.

This was not apparent to me, of course, until I built a million-dollar laboratory facility and used it to test both the composition and function of zeolites. But now that I’ve done the research, I cannot deny the validity of the scientific results acquired via careful, meticulous testing methodologies.

The fact that I’m willing to go public with these findings is all the proof you need that I am committed to public health and safety for foods, drugs and dietary supplements as well. When I see a problem that I believe poses a potential risk to consumers, I make sure the lab tests are reproducible, then I go public with it to help raise awareness among consumers.

For the record, I do not sell zeolites as a dietary supplement. The closest I come is Cesium Eliminator which is combined with Heavy Metals Defense and is positioned for use only in extreme nuclear emergencies such as nuclear war. There is no financial motive for me to artificially attack the zeolite industry. In fact, it will probably cost me tens of thousands of dollars to defend myself against frivolous lawsuits that I expect will be filed by zeolite product manufacturers. This is definitely a case where “no good deed goes unpunished.”

The reason I am not afraid to go public with all this, however, is because any competent laboratory in the world can reproduce my results. Whatever lawsuits are leveled against me will eventually be thrown out because you can’t sue someone for reporting the truth as verified by competent labs.

If you’ve been taking zeolites, get your blood tested for lead and aluminum

I’m now officially encouraging zeolite consumers to have their blood tested for lead and aluminum.

Please share your results with me at Natural News, because if this is found to be widespread, we may be blowing the whistle on a dietary product that could be directly impacting the health of tens of millions of people… almost all of whom have been wildly misinformed about the composition and function of the product they are taking.

Zeolite manufacturers should voluntarily halt sales

Zeolite manufacturers and marketers, upon reading this, should voluntarily halt all sales of zeolite products. If they wish, they can hire other ICP-MS laboratories to reproduce my own findings and thereby prove to themselves that the information I’m releasing to the public is accurate and sincere.

If a dietary supplement company is acting with integrity and safety for their consumers, they would immediately halt sales of any supplement found to contain such high concentrations of lead and aluminum, especially when that item is positioned as a “daily detox” that promises to remove lead and aluminum.

You will now be able to tell exactly which supplement manufacturers are more interested in profit than public safety by observing who continues to sell zeolite. Those are the ones that will openly LIE about the composition of their products. It has already begun, in fact. One Natural News reader forwarded me a message from a zeolite company who claims their product has “no lead” in it because there were assured it was “100% pure.”

This is, of course, complete nonsense. All zeolites contain lead and aluminum. There’s no such thing as a lead-free, aluminum-free zeolite, especially since zeolites are made of aluminum.

Just as happened when I published heavy metals laboratory results for contaminated rice protein products, I now fully expect to witness a wave of total lies, defamatory attacks and fraudulent claims from the zeolite industry.

Now you know why my laboratory is in a private location and why myself and other lab technicians are armed at all times with active firearms. Telling the truth is a very risky business these days, and what I’ve come to learn the hard way is that certain fringe elements of the natural products industry can be just as sleazy and dishonest as the pharma and vaccine industries.

Nevertheless, the science speaks for itself. If you are eating zeolites, you should probably stop. And if you are selling zeolites, you should probably stop that, too.

If you don’t stop, you will probably sooner or later find yourself in a class action lawsuitfrom all your own customers… or shut down by the FDA or FTC, for that matter.

Don’t blame me for this. All I did was analyze the stuff you’ve been selling and publish the results. Shame on you for selling lead and aluminum to your own health-conscious customers and calling it a “daily detox.”

Is West Virginia the Only State With a Corrupt State Supreme Court?

Posted By: Elefteria [Send E-Mail]
Date: Wednesday, 15-Aug-2018 21:57:21

“West Virginia’s Supreme Court is so corrupt, EVERY JUSTICE faces impeachment”
August 13, 2018 |
Kevin Daley |Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter DCNF

Update: “Another justice resigns as lawmakers impeach the entire West Virginia Supreme Court” by Kevin DaleyAugust 15, 2018

Who presides over the impeachment trial of a state Supreme Court justice if the entire state Supreme Court is being impeached?

It’s an absurd constitutional hypothetical West Virginians are left to grapple with, after the West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee drafted articles of impeachment against four justices on the state’s highest court.



CGI’s Christ: Alternative Definition Of ‘Deep State’

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Date: Wednesday, 15-Aug-2018 21:42:11

From CGI member Christ:


The Deep State
August 15 2018

With Out-Of Office CIA Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance Revoked, it is a small step to say

5.1 Million People = Deep State

Current + Former Security Clearance Holders (Dems + Republicans)


Where I come from, only Criminals and Perverts need to keep Secrets


Even the Federalist Paper Authors (with code names like Publius and Tamony) Love ‘Secrets’. It is the only word italicized in my Penguin Classics Edition of millions of words.


Secret Losing Blues: On The Air
August 15 2018

JOHN O’BRENNAN (unclassified)

Son Of Irish Immigrants
University of Texas at Austin..
Middle East studies…
speaks Arabic fluently
junior year abroad learning Arabic and taking courses at the American University in Cairo.[3][5]
admitted in a lie-detector test that he had voted for the U.S. Communist Party candidate for president, Gus Hall,

Losing Your Security Clearance..That’s Gotta Hurt!

Deep State
August 15 2018

The Final Secret.

Secrets are associated with


So, your basic Secret Clearance Dude..

is an..


Not good.


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CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers

  • CIA director apologises for improper conduct of agency staff
  • One senator calls on John Brennan to resign in wake of scandal
John Brennan
 John Brennan: under fire. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

The director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, issued an extraordinary apology to leaders of the US Senate intelligence committee on Thursday, conceding that the agency employees spied on committee staff and reversing months of furious and public denials.

Brennan acknowledged that an internal investigation had found agency security personnel transgressed a firewall set up on a CIA network, which allowed Senate committee investigators to review agency documents for their landmark inquiry into CIA torture.

Among other things, it was revealed that agency officials conducted keyword searches and email searches on committee staff while they used the network.

The admission brings Brennan’s already rocky tenure at the head of the CIA under renewed question. One senator on the panel said he had lost confidence in the director, although the White House indicated its support for a man who has been one of Barack Obama’s most trusted security aides.

CIA spokesman Dean Boyd acknowledged that agency staff had improperly monitored the computers of committee staff members, who were using a network the agency had set up, called RDINet. “Some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between [the committee] and the CIA in 2009 regarding access to the RDINet,” he said.

Asked if Brennan had or would offer his resignation, a different CIA spokesman, Ryan Trapani, replied: “No.”

In March, the committee chairwoman, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, accused the agency of violating constitutional boundaries by spying on the Senate.

Feinstein said the vindication, from CIA inspector general David Buckley, and Brennan’s apology were “positive first steps,” suggesting that the director had further work to do before she would consider the matter closed.

She stopped short of calling for Brennan’s resignation. But her committee colleague, Democrat Mark Udall of Colorado, said Brennan should go. “I have no choice but to call for the resignation of CIA director John Brennan,” Udall said after a briefing on the inspector general’s findings.

“The CIA unconstitutionally spied on Congress by hacking into Senate intelligence committee computers. This grave misconduct is not only illegal, but it violates the US constitution’s requirement of separation of powers. These offenses, along with other errors in judgment by some at the CIA, demonstrate a tremendous failure of leadership, and there must be consequences.

Boyd, the CIA spokesman, said Brennan has asked a former committee member, Evan Bayh, a former Indiana Democratic senator, to lead an “accountability board” reviewing Buckley’s report and to advise Brennan on next steps.

That advice, Boyd said, “could include potential disciplinary measures and/or steps to address systemic issues.”

Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, a longtime observer of the CIA, called its Thursday statement a “conciliatory gesture” to the committee’s leaders. “If Senator Feinstein is satisfied with the apology then the affair is effectively over. If she contends there was a fundamental breach that cannot be corrected with a mere apology then some further action might be needed,” Aftergood said.

McClatchy first reported the apology on Thursday.

Feinstein, in her dramatic speech on the Senate floor in March, said the agency breached the firewall to obstruct the committee’s investigation of the agency’s torture of post-9/11 terrorism detainees, a years-long effort expected to be partially declassified in the coming days or weeks. That investigation was itself prompted by a different coverup: the destruction of videotapes of brutal interrogations by a senior official, Jose Rodriguez.

Democratic Senator from California and head of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dianne Feinstein (C) speaks to the media about her allegations that the CIA violated federal law by searching computers used by her panel in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 11 March 2014.
 Dianne Feinstein speaks to the media after her March speech on the Senate floor. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Despite that, the committee has concluded that the torture was an ineffective means of gathering intelligence on al-Qaida – contradicting years of CIA assurances it was crucial – and that the agency lied to its overseers about its value.

Brennan, a confidante of Barack Obama and a senior agency official when the “rendition, detention and interrogation” program was established, immediately denied that his officials had spied on their overseers.

“As far as the allegations of, you know, CIA hacking into, you know, Senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth. I mean we wouldn’t do that. I mean, that’s just beyond the – you know, the scope of reason in terms of what we would do,” Brennan said on the day of Feinstein’s accusation.

“If I did something wrong,” Brennan continued in March, “I will go to the president, and I will explain to him exactly what I did, and what the findings were. And he is the one who can ask me to stay or to go.”

White House spokesman Josh Earnest credited Brennan with “proactive leadership” for appointing the Bayh-led board, an indication that Obama is not abandoning the man who, until March 2013, was his most senior counterterrorism aide.

According to an unclassified summary of the CIA inspector general’s findings released late on Thursday, two agency attorneys and three technical staff members “improperly accessed or caused access” to the firewalled portions of the network that the committee staffers used. None was named. The three technicians “demonstrated a lack of candor about their activities during interviews.”

Among other measures, the agency officials “conducted a keyword search of all and and a review of some of the emails” that committee staffers sent over the CIA-established network. Brennan was said not to know of the action, which occurred after he ordered an end to the surreptitious monitoring.

The inspector general additionally found that a CIA claim that the committee staff improperly accessed certain agency data on the network was the result of “inaccurate information.”

Delicate line

The Obama administration has walked a delicate line over the torture report. Obama has insisted its prompt and thorough declassification – which has taken nearly four months – is a priority. Yet he appointed the CIA itself as the lead agency to determine what aspects of a report directly implicating CIA activities the public can see.

Even before he was sworn in, Obama disappointed civil-liberties supporters by indicating his disinclination to prosecuting agency and ex-Bush administration officials who ordered and implemented the torture program. In 2012, a special prosecutor ended an inquiry without bringing charges. Only one man, a former CIA contractor named David Passaro, has gone to jail in connection to the CIA’s post-9/11 torture.

Brennan’s apology also complicates a developing CIA pushback against a report that agency officials, current and former, consider shoddy. George Tenet, the former director whom Brennan served and who oversaw the brutal practices – where suspected terrorists were subjected to simulated drowning, had guns fired by their heads, were kept in undisclosed prisons for years and were sent to countries like Gadhafi’s Libya and Assad’s Syria for even more abusive treatment – is said to be developing a public strategy to attack the committee once the report is released.

The agency, consistent with a pattern that has held since 9/11, appears out of danger from criminal liability. Earlier this month, a Justice Department probe, also first reported by McClatchy, declined to pursue an investigation into Feinstein’s now-vindicated charges.



Paul Combetta of Platte River Networks appears before the House oversight committee on Sept. 13, 2016.

Paul Combetta of Platte River Networks appears before the House oversight committee on Sept. 13, 2016.MOLLY RILEY/AP

AN ARMY OF REDDIT USERS believes it has found evidence that former Hillary Clinton computer specialist Paul Combetta solicited free advice regarding Clinton’s private email server from users of the popular web forum.

A collaborative investigation showed a reddit user with the username stonetear requested help in relation to retaining and purging email messages after 60 days, and requested advice on how to remove a “VERY VIP” individual’s email address from archived content.

The requests match neatly with publicly known dates related to Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Stonetear has deleted the posts, but before doing so, the pages were archived by other individuals.


Citizen’s Arrest of Hillary Clinton Fails,…

“ARCHIVE EVERYTHING YOU CAN!!!!” a person wrote on a popular thread on the Donald Trump-supporting subreddit r/The_Donald, as the entries disappeared.

There are several reasons to believe the reddit user is indeed Combetta, who was granted immunity by the Justice Department during its investigation of Clinton’s private server after he deleted a large number of emails.

The evidence connecting Combetta to the account is circumstantial, but also voluminous. The inactive website combetta.com is registered to the email address stonetear@gmail.com, a search of domain registration information using the service whois.com indicates. An account for a person named Paul Combetta on the web bazaar Etsy also has the username stonetear.

And, perhaps most damningly, there are the dates.

On July 24, 2014, stonetear posted to reddit:

Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?

On July 23, 2014, the House Select Committee on Benghazi had reached an agreement with the State Department on the production of records, according to an FBI report released earlier this month on the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s email use.

Stonetear posted to reddit on Dec. 10, 2014:

Hello- I have a client who wants to push out a 60 day email retention policy for certain users. However, they also want these users to have a ‘Save Folder’ in their Exchange folder list where the users can drop items that they want to hang onto longer than the 60 day window.
All email in any other folder in the mailbox should purge anything older than 60 days (should not apply to calendar or contact items of course). How would I go about this? Some combination of retention and managed folder policy?

The FBI report says that Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide and attorney, requested in December 2014 that the email retention policy be shortened to 60 days. The FBI report says Mills “instructed [redacted] to modify the email retention policy on Clinton’s clintonemail.com e-mail account” but that “according to [redacted] he did not make these changes to Clinton’s clintonemail.com account until March 2015.”


Probation for President Hillary Clinton?…

The report says the person, essentially identified as Combetta by The New York Times, realized in late March 2015 — after Clinton’s use of a private email account was first reported that month by the Times — that he had not made the retention change and “had an ‘oh sh–‘ moment and sometime between March 25-31, 2015, deleted the Clinton archive mailbox from the [Platte River Networks] server and used BleachBit to delete the exported .PST files he had created on the server system containing Clinton’s emails.”

An email requesting comment sent to stonetear@gmail.com was not immediately returned, nor was a reddit message sent to stonetear, who also posted apparently nonbusiness content to reddit, including a photo of a small plant growing on filthy car-floor carpet and a comment about an aunt who taught middle school math in Detroit.


Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in…

Last week, Combetta invoked the right not to testify before the House oversight committee, which is probing Clinton’s email practices.

Clinton, who left office in early 2013, provided about 30,000 emails deemed work-related by her legal team to the State Department in December 2014, the same month of the reported Mills retention policy request that led to Combetta’s later deletion of emails.

A voicemail left with Platte River Networks, Combetta’s employer, was not immediately returned. A staffer indicated there had been a significant number of inquiries on the topic.

Ken Eichner, an attorney for the company, tells U.S. News he is acting as a spokesman addressing the matter, and that he would not be able to comment. He did not deny the apparent connection.

“Right now we are respectfully declining all media inquiries,” Eichner said. He said there would be no company statement, before hanging up the phone and ignoring a subsequent call.

Screenshots via @GOPPollAnalyst, who was influential in breaking the story:

Clarified on Oct. 11, 2016: Additional timeline information was added to this article.

Steven Nelson, Staff Writer

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RT: Five examples that show internet censorship is as much a threat to the left as the right

Posted By: NaturalWisdom
Date: Wednesday, 15-Aug-2018 22:29:08

In Response To: JIM STONE reports on Zuckerberg’s demand to the MSM to “Work with Facebook or die” while AJ says that FB is purging alt leftwing media, too (NaturalWisdom)

No time for either half of the political spectrum to feel that they are immune from the purge.

Five examples that show internet censorship is as much a threat to the left as the right
RT | Aug 15, 2018


The banning of right wing controversialist Alex Jones from multiple social media platforms last week was a cause of celebration for many liberals, but should those on the left really be so complacent about creeping censorship?

So far, the evidence suggest that there is indeed plenty for the left to worry about when it comes to corporations like Facebook and Twitter and their alliances with government censors.

1. Facebook censorship of Venezuelan news

In May, Facebook partnered with the Atlantic Council in an effort to weed out “inauthentic content” on the platform. This organization is funded by various NATO governments and a slew of arms manufacturers like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Its board includes names like Henry Kissinger and former CIA director Michael Hayden — and it has consistently lobbied for regime change in Syria and, you guessed it, Venezuela, where it has funnelled large amounts of money into pro-opposition groups for years.

So, it’s no surprise that weeks after Facebook partnered up with this less-than-objective group, it deleted from its platform the page belonging to top English-language, left-leaning Latin American news outlet Telesur without any explanation at all. Telesur just so happens to be one of the only major outlets reporting on events in Venezuela in a manner that goes against the US government position and US mainstream media perspective — so obviously, out with Alex Jones it must go.

It wasn’t just Telesur, though. Facebook deleted the pages belonging to independent grassroots Venezuela Analysis and Haiti Analysis, which are also leftist websites highly critical of US foreign policy in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

2. Facebook complying with Israeli deletion orders

Last year, journalist Glenn Greenwald reported that Facebook met with Israeli government officials to determine which Palestinian activists should have their accounts deleted. The Israeli government threatened to enact laws forcing Facebook to comply with its deletion orders if it did not do so voluntarily.

Of course, Facebook capitulated immediately and set about deleting accounts owned by Palestinian activists. Of some 158 requests submitted (over just four months) by Tel Aviv to Facebook asking for the removal of Palestinian content, 95 percent of them were granted. According to the same Intercept report, Facebook hasn’t been overly concerned about what Israelis themselves are saying on Facebook and even calls for murder can be ignored by the social media giant.

3. Google and Facebook censorship of left/socialist websites

The World Socialist Web Site reported last year that changes to Google’s algorithms had seriously negatively impacted left-wing socialist and anti-war websites. An analysis by WSWS found that 13 such websites had seen their traffic plunge by a whopping 55 percent in the six months since Google had changed its algorithms. WSWS itself experienced a 74 percent drop in traffic between April and July last year. The changes also affected sites like Alternet, which saw its traffic plunge by 71 percent between April and September, Democracy Now (50 percent dro) and Truth-out.org (49 percent drop).


POTUS Is A Master At Punishing The Deep State With Slow Death Via 1000 Cuts…He Just Revoked Brennan’s Security Clearance…

Posted By: Watchman
Date: Wednesday, 15-Aug-2018 15:40:48

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement from President Donald Trump Wednesday announcing that the administration is revoking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.

John Brennan security clearance revoked – President Donald Trump says in statement read by Press Sec. Sarah Sanders in White House briefing pic.twitter.com/mgYXCHNjc6

— Michelle Moons (@MichelleDiana) August 15, 2018

Sanders read the statement from President Trump at the opening of a late-scheduled press briefing. She said the President has a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information.

Several other former and current officials are being considered for having their clearances revoked: James Clapper, James Comey, Susan Rice, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, and others.

Sanders said they are willing to consider reviewing any security clearance as they deem necessary.




Conservative star CALLS OUT Ocasio-Cortez (she has nothing to say!)

Rising conservative star Candace Owens is calling out the Democrat’s new darling, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for ignoring her requests for a debate.

And Owens is putting her money where her mouth is.
The Democratic socialist recently turned down an opportunity to debate The Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, and claimed his offer to donate $10,000 to a charity of her choice in exchange was sexist and “catcalling.”

So what happens when a woman makes the same offer?

Total silence from Ocasio-Cortez.

On Monday, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk announced that he had a group of donors willing to donate $100,000 to charity in exchange for a debate between Ocasio-Cortez and Owens… but the socialist congressional candidate won’t answer the call-out. Kirk tweeted,”I’ll up the ante inspired by @benshapiro offer – I have a group of donors that will contribute $100,000 to the charity of your choice to debate @RealCandaceO. ANY CHARITY.”

He added, “Why are you scared to discuss your ideas @Ocasio2018 ?”

Owens shared Kirk’s tweet and added her own response saying,”Just reminding everyone that @Ocasio2018 is turning down $100,000 to a charity of her choosing— because she doesn’t want to debate her socialist platform with me.”


“Weird. I thought socialists LOVE taking money they don’t earn,” she added.

As of Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez still had not responded to their offer.

During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Owens claimed that Ocasio-Cortez is scared of her calls for a debate because she has no clue how to debate her own platform.

“It’s unfortunate, but I’m not surprised whatsoever,” Owens said, explaining that Ocasio-Cortez campaigns on”utopian concepts” that have no basis in reality.


On July 24, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to claim that “Republicans are so scared” of her. When they respond, she calls them sexist and refuses to debate their ideas?

This socialist darling is on the big stage now.

No wonder she’s hiding.

–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News


Maxine Waters has an INSANE birthday wish

California Rep. Maxine Waters, Democrat, turns 80-years-old on Wednesday — but she told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that she doesn’t want to hear a single “Happy Birthday” wish.

That’s because President Donald Trump is still in office, so her birthday can’t possibly be happy.


Poor Maxine. It must be tough to suffer so badly from Trump Derangement Syndrome that she’s spending her birthday pouting about the White House, instead of enjoying her golden years like the rest of America’s seniors,

Responding to Reid’s “Happy Birthday” wish on Tuesday, the liberal leader went off on a tangent about Trump. “My biggest birthday wish would be that we’re able to get a leader of this country who represents us — who has the respect of all of our allies,” Waters said. “Someone who has appreciation for the Constitution. Someone that doesn’t lie… with these tweets!”

She then went a little overboard, even for Waters’ normal anti-Trump rant.

“He doesn’t even know the words to the Star-Spangled Banner!” she said.
So what will she wish when she blows out 80 candles on her cake Wednesday night? “I would wish that we could remove [Trump] from office,” she told Reid.

Birthday or not, Waters said she won’t stop hounding voters about impeaching Trump. “I am the ranking member of the financial services committee of the United States House of Representatives,” Water said. “I guide my colleagues on financial services issues… I am going to continue to go after him.”

Of course, Waters should be careful what she wishes for.

Throughout her thirteen-terms as a Congresswoman, Waters has been accused of being one of the most corrupt politicians in America numerous times.


The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named her the “Most Corrupt Member of Congress” a total of five times — in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2017.

In fact, in 2010 Waters was charged in three counts of ethics violations over alleged misuse of former President Barack Obama’s 2008 bailout. Waters was accused by the ethics committee of funneling over $12 million in taxpayer cash into OneUnited bank, which her husband was heavily invested in.


CNN ratings hit ugly new low (worse than… WHAT!?)


CNN is considered so biased by the American people, more television viewers turn to the History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” for the truth than they tune into Anderson Cooper and company.

The left-leaning network has been seemingly on the attack against President Donald Trump and his supporters since the 2016 presidential election — and the American people are sick of it.


Among their top cable news competitors, CNN was humiliated by Fox News and, to a lesser extent, MSNBC.

Fox News averaged more than twice CNN’s primetime ratings.

According to the latest Nielsen Media Research television ratings, between Aug. 6 and Aug. 12, 2018, Fox News average 2.18 million primetime viewers. MSNBC was a distant second with 1.75 million primetime viewers.

CNN was seventh among cable news providers, averaging just 992,000 primetime viewers during the week. That’s less than HGTV, USA Network, and TBS Network.


CNN’s primetime lineup couldn’t even compete with The History Channel shows like “Ancient Aliens” — which explores entertaining conspiracy theories like aliens constructing the pyramids.

That’s right, folks. More Americans believe that green spacemen build the Mayan temples than believe Anderson Cooper or Chris Cuomo.

Can you blame them?

It’s not just primetime that’s seeing CNN suffer, either.


According to The Daily Caller, CNN finished 6th in total daily viewers as well. Besides MSNBC and Fox News, CNN also gets less attention than kids shows on Nickelodeon and reruns on the network Investigation Discovery.

Yikes. It seems that being “fake news” just isn’t very good for ratings.

— The Horn editorial team




EXPOSED! Soros just paid millions to take control of… WHAT!?

“On the Holmes Front,” with Frank Holmes

You might think the 2018 midterms aren’t worth bothering with, but you know who is jumping at the bit to get involved? Billionaire George Soros.

Soros and his minions are behind a push to crush President Donald Trump supporters and elect 400 Senator Bernie Sanders-style socialists to Congress.

“We want a supermajority in Congress,” said Zach Exley, a former Sanders campaign leader. 


Exley and a group of former campaign employees founded a PAC called Brand New Congress to make their dreams a reality.

“Brand New Congress is a campaign to run 400+ non-politician candidates for Congress in 2018 in one unified campaign behind one plan to rebuild the economy, repair our communities and radically reform our institutions,” the group says.

For leftists like Exley, “radically reform” means these candidates want to totally transform America into a socialist country — think former President Barack Obama on steroids. 

He founded his group in Missouri so he can pretend that he represents America’s heartland – but it’s actually a raving left-wing PAC with ties to the move powerful billionaire in global politics.
Exley worked at MoveOn.org in 2004, when Soros first started pouring money into it. His millions made MoveOn.org the most important political group on the Left… and gave him control over the Democratic Party.

Exley let the cat out of the bag just after the 2004 elections in an e-mail to supporters, saying the Democratic Party is now “our party.” 

“We bought it, we own it,” he wrote. 

Flash-forward 14 years, and Exley’s latest investment is paying off big time. Democratic Candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a 10-term incumbent Congressman who was in line to succeed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

The head of DNC – the group that Soros bought – immediately called her “the future of the Democratic Party.” 

On the day after her victory, she thanked the secret powers behind her meteoric rise to power. 

“I wouldn’t be running if it wasn’t for the support of Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress,” she told a left-wing talk show host. “In fact it was, it was JD (Justice Democrats) and it was Brand New Congress that asked me to run in the first place.”

Justice Democrats is a group affiliated with Brand New Congress – and Exley helps lead them both.
One of the co-founders of Justice Democrats is Cenk Uygur, the host of “The Young Turks” show – the one Ocasio-Cortez was talking to.

She personally thanked Cenk (whose first name is pronounced “Chenk”) – who has another Soros connection: His show is part of a Soros-funded propaganda network called The Medium Consortium. 

The group admits that it only exists to create an “echo chamber” that “pushes the larger public or the mainstream media to acknowledge, respond, and give airtime to progressive ideas because it is repeated many times.”

The same Media Consortium funds the group that did a documentary about the women accusing Trump of sexual harassment, Brave New Films. 


But it works. The Media Research Center says the network – think of it as the Soros Broadcasting System – reaches more than 300 million people every month. 

When the members of that network heard about the young, attractive Latina running for Congress in Brooklyn, they flooded the zone – and look how effective it has been. 

Ocasio-Cortez has practically been made a saint!

She told “The Young Turks” that glowing coverage of her campaign in the left-wing blogosphere helped her win “in no small part.”


That’s what happens when all of Soros’ campaign apparatus comes together to push the right candidate.

Soros hopes he can do it 399 more times between now and November. 

As the 2018 midterm elections get closer, Soros has ramped up his lobbying “donations” in a major way.

His D.C.-based Open Society Policy Center spent $10.37 million between April 1 and June 30. That’s four-times as much money as he spent during the first part of this year. 
All told, Soros has “donated” $12.89 million during the first half of 2018. 

Soros didn’t get to be a billionaire by wasting his money. 

He’s preparing for something.

He thinks the Vermont senator, whom the president likes to call Crazy Bernie, has enough fans to let him control the House of Representatives.
He thinks enough “Bernie Bros” will vote for his candidates that Soros can own one branch of government. 

If he packs Congress with socialists, the first thing they will do is impeach Trump and pass a crazy socialist healthcare scheme that will cost America $32.6 trillion dollars. 

Soros obviously has his sights set on controlling Congress.

Maybe he even has his eyes on your congressional race.


Soros isn’t sitting out the 2018 midterm elections. Make sure you don’t, either.

Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”


Regarding the pedofile incidents in the church..

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This relates to the fiasco in the diocese in Pennsylvania.   I am sharing a piece written and posted by a priest on Facebook:”SHARING THIS POST.For those of you who know me, you will understand this post.Today is such a sad day for me. I am…Continue

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By Benjamin FulfordWhite Dragon Society

Notice to readers: This is the last of our three pre-written reports. We will return to our usual weekly news format next week. Your patience and understanding have been appreciated.

Last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said whoever leads in AI (Artificial Intelligence) “will control the world.” The Chinese took these words seriously and are investing huge sums of money in an effort to create an AI “Goddess.” They hope it will give them unprecedented powers and help them in their bid to form a world government, according to members of Asian secret societies.

The West, for its part, is building a quantum-based financial system they hope will allow them to continue to control the main source of world power—the international financial system.

This battle is serious, and it even led to the Chinese supercomputer Tainhe-1—at one point the world’s fastest—to be blown up by unknown parties on August 12, 2015. The fact that this explosion came immediately after a sudden unannounced 4% devaluation in the Chinese yuan was almost certainly no coincidence. The fact that the European-headed IMF supported this move shows that the European faction of the Khazarian mafia was in on the plot.

Clearly, some sort of Chinese and European Khazarian attempt to use the devaluation and the supercomputer to destabilize U.S. dollar-based Western financial system did take place and was met with a kinetic response.

Now fast-forward to the third-year anniversary of this explosion. As of June 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy surpassed the Chinese with the world’s fastest publicly acknowledged computer. The system—called Summit—can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, or 200 petaflops. That’s eight times faster than America’s former top supercomputer, the Titan, and it maintains a big lead over China’s 93-petaflop TaihuLight, which had been the world’s fastest supercomputer since 2016.



No doubt the Chinese will soon announce something even faster than that as the AI “arms race” continues. These days, though, the Chinese, instead of concentrating on finance, are taking a different tack with a “Goddess” project.

Representatives of an Asian secret society explained the goals of the new Goddess project to this writer earlier this summer. As it now exists, the Goddess can identify anybody’s face and within 7 seconds pull up all the data available on that person “such as their blood type.” The data also almost certainly includes (to those who are authorized access) the person’s educational records, medical records, criminal records (if any), their address, family members, close friends, insurance, private messages, financial situation, gaming duration, smart-home statistics, preferred newspapers, shopping history, dating behavior, their “social credit score,” etc. All of this within 7 seconds. They can also follow a person “anywhere on earth,” the sources say.

The real aim of this Goddess project, though, is to…

…create a real-time, live system of meritocratic governance, the officials said. This is being coupled with the social credit system the Chinese are applying throughout their country. The goal is to identify “a natural elite,” they explain. These selected people would rule first China, and eventually the entire planet, using a new form of real-time, meritocratic governance.

Another aim of choosing such an elite is to allow the Chinese to “select people to evacuate from the planet in the case of a major disaster,” they added.

The other thing the Chinese are thinking, as far as their “Goddess” is concerned, is that while people need freedom, “If left to their own devices they can cause trouble, so they need to be watched.” In other words, the authorities want to keep an eye on criminals and dissidents.

Apparently, the Chinese Communist government sincerely believes this whole project is for the greater good. However, it has some very disturbing potential implications. A big one is that the “elite” are chosen based on government rules which are used to define good and bad.

The Chinese government has not made public its method for choosing “good” and “bad.” Some of it, such as creditworthiness and criminal behavior, is obvious. Other criteria are more ominous, such as what sort of books you read or who your friends are.

As things now stand, the Social Credit system is expected to be rolled out across China starting in 2020 and will be mandatory for every citizen. Then everybody will start being rewarded or punished according to their score. Some are already being implemented, such as exclusions from good schools, certain modes of transport, Internet access, etc.

The Chinese need to be reminded that, for example, during the Qing Dynasty when the Chinese were ruled by foreigners, such a system would have punished Chinese who were disloyal to their foreign masters. For sure, the founders of the Chinese Communist Party would have been blacklisted, banned, and arrested if the Qing were the ones measuring “social credit.”

Thus, they need to remember that throughout history, bandits on Wanted lists have become kings or emperors who then go on to create a different Wanted list. Keeping lawless zones or reservations for malcontents might be a solution that would help keep a society’s social DNA healthy.

The Chinese secret society representatives also need to be reminded that during the Middle Ages, the Spanish Inquisition tortured entire families to death for reasons such as hanging out their laundry on aSunday, and burned practitioners of traditional herbal medicine as “witches.” This was all carried out under the guise of universal Christian love.

In any case, you can be sure that if the Chinese can recognize anybody on earth and follow them, then the authorities in the West have the same ability.


Remember, if you have a mobile phone, somebody knows 24 hours a day where you are, who you talk to, and what you are doing. This writer has met many real-life spies in the course of his work, and one thing they have in common is that they do not carry mobile phones or use credit cards. Since computers all have back doors built into them, spy agencies around the world are reverting to typewriters and handwriting.

In any case, the authorities in the West, while strongly interested in keeping track of their citizens, have far more ambitious goals than the Chinese. In public, they are working on building AI into a super-servant that will let everybody lead a life of luxury and leisure.

This is already entering people’s homes in the form of Google Home and Amazon Echo, which can do things like order pizza and control home appliances. There are also more and more robots and AIs entering people’s homes and offices and replacing humans in a growing list of jobs. Oxford University recently came up with a comprehensive list of jobs that were threatened by AI.


There is also now a huge push to create AI sex robots to continue the elite’s campaign to encourage people to have non-reproductive sex. That, of course, is the real reason for the huge LGTB normalization campaign.

The danger in all of this is that people will live lives of leisure and spend all their time watching TV, playing games, doing drugs, having sex with robots, etc. At some point, an artificial intelligence might do a system check and decide to “delete” carbon-based beings (like us humans) in order to maximize efficiency and productivity.

In secret, the AI project of the West has a much more ambitious goal, and that is to take control of reality in and of itself. Members of the Gnostic Illuminati, who are influential in this project, insist that their real enemy is a “rogue artificial intelligence.” Members of the super-elite MJ12 group created by former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower say the same thing. They believe that because reality is so full of misery and suffering, no benevolent creator could be responsible. Therefore, they wish to overthrow the “malevolent creator” and take control of reality themselves.

It sounds far-fetched, but remember, in the past century we have gone from radio, to black-and-white TV, to color TV, to holograms. It won’t be long before artificially generated reality will become so high-definition that we won’t be able to distinguish it from the real thing.

This faction also believes the “rogue intelligence” is now trying to replace unreliable humans with more obedient computers and robots. Movies like “The Terminator” and “The Matrix” have warned us of this sort of danger.

This is now becoming a reality. We now have “opinion leaders” and “world leaders,” who are really just computer graphics combined with actors appearing on TV as if they were real individuals. Nelson Mandela was the first, which is why this method for manipulating public opinion is known as the “Mandela effect.” These entities are controlled by committees who function much like an AI.

Then we have the fact that most money earned by financial institutions is now earned by algorithms—computer programs. The headquarters for all this is the Rothschild family complex in Zug, Switzerland. I have tried calling the phone there, but no matter how long I let it ring, nobody ever answers. What is actually there?


Simon Black: World’s Greatest Investor Running out of Things to Buy

Notes From The Field

By Simon Black

August 15, 2018
Spoleto, Italy

The World’s Greatest Investor Is Running Out Of Things To Buy

It was late October, 1989. East Germany was disintegrating, and the Berlin Wall was days away from coming down.

The Soviet Union was just starting to fall apart.

George H. W. Bush (the elder) was President of the United States.

And the #1 movie in the world was John Travolta’s Look Who’s Talking.

It was during that month that the US stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 index, began a decline that would last for roughly 12 months.

The stock market finally reached its lowest point the following year, on October 11, 1990, when the S&P closed at 295.46.

It would never see a level that low ever again.

Starting the following day, the S&P 500 began a historic rise that would persist for nearly a decade– a total of 3,452 days.

In financial parlance this is known as a bull market, when stocks and other asset prices generally rise for years at a time.

Prior to 1989, the average US bull market only lasted about 46 months– 1402 days.

And the longest on record was the bull market of the late 1970s that lasted 2,274 days, about 6.25 years.

So the 1990s bull market (which ended on March 24, 2000) completely shattered the previous record by more than 50%.

Now, you may recall the 1990s– there were a lot of game-changing events that drove stock prices ever higher.

The fall of the Soviet Union was tremendously important in creating greater stability in the world and vastly expanding lucrative global trade.

China underwent a series of MAJOR economic reforms that rocket-propelled the economy into a huge profit center for US companies.

And of course, the Internet became a worldwide sensation.

On the backs of these trends (plus a gift of relatively low interest rates by the Federal Reserve) the US stock market became the envy of the world.

It all ended in 2000 after the dot-com crash.

Stocks sputtered for a few years, started to rise a bit, then crashed again in late 2008 at the onset of the Global Financial Crisis.

The market finally bottomed out on March 9, 2009 when the S&P 500 hit the ominous level of 666.

And for the past decade, the market has been moving ever higher– up a total of 325% since then.

So far this current bull market has run an unbelievable 3,446 days, which means it’s just ONE WEEK away from officially becoming the LONGEST BULL MARKET IN HISTORY.

One thing we know for certain is that all markets move in cycles.

There are always ups and downs, booms and busts. Tough times ALWAYS follow the good.

And, at 3,446 days… within a week of the all-time record… this bull market is clearly VERY late in its cycle.

The nature of this particular bull market is also quite peculiar.

Unlike the 1990s, there are no game-changing geopolitical or technological trends underpinning this bull market.

Instead, the key driver of higher asset prices has been 10 years worth of nearly 0% interest rates, giving EVERYONE the ability to borrow cheaply.

This has driven real estate prices to all-time highs, in many cases to absolutely absurd levels.

Bond markets are still near all-time highs.

Companies like Netflix and Tesla which lose money and rapidly burn through their investors’ capital have no problems borrowing billions of dollars.

And there are still trillions of dollars worth of bonds out there with NEGATIVE yields. It’s ridiculous.

Many stock markets around the world are at/near all-time highs as well, with investors paying record high valuations for their shares.

This means that, in many cases, investors have literally never paid a higher price for every dollar of a company’s revenue, earnings, and assets.

And the shares of nearly every well-managed, high quality business have been bid up to mind-blowing levels.

Legendary investor Warren Buffett seems to have thrown up his hands with the ridiculousness of this market.

I’ve written before that Buffett has stockpiled $110 billion. But there’s nowhere for him to invest it.

Bargains are so scarce, in fact, that Buffett is going to resort to buying back shares of his own company, Berkshire Hathaway.

This is a pretty big deal.

Buffett has had a longstanding policy that he would not use company funds for stock buybacks unless the share price became materially undervalued.

But Buffett hasn’t made a major acquisition in more than two years; asset prices are simply too expensive, and he’s too seasoned to overpay for investments.

So, a bit anxious to deploy their massive pile of capital, Berkshire Hathaway’s board changed its policy on share buybacks.

Buffett now has far more latitude to use the company’s money to buy back its own stock.

It’s a subtle change, but the implications are clear: ​

​Buffett has few places to invest his $110 billion cash pile. So he wants the freedom to buy more Berkshire stock (an asset he is intimately familiar with and which he controls).

Said another way, Buffett has so much cash that he had to break his own, longstanding rule in order to safely deploy capital.

It’s interesting that, while all of this is happening, small investors are piling into the stock market en masse.

The CEO of TD Ameritrade (one of the largest stock brokerages in the world) stated earlier this year that “[t]here is an enormous amount of new retail money coming into the market. . .”

Other brokerages like eTrade and Schwab have seen similar trends.

So while small, individual investors are piling in, Buffett is standing pat… and resorting to buying back his own stock just to have a safe place to deploy some capital.

No one knows how much longer this historic bull market is going to last. Or what’s going to end it.

But it’s safe to say that there are fewer days ahead of us than behind us.

And, in times like these, it might make more sense being prudent than being greedy.

To your freedom, Simon Black, Founder, SovereignMan.com


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The Dormition of our Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

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The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary: After the Ascension of the Lord, the Mother of God remained in the care of the Apostle John the Theologian, and during his journeys She lived at the home of his parents, near the Mount of Olives. She was a source of consolation and edification both for the Apostles and for all the believers. Conversing with them, She told them about miraculous events: the Annunciation, the seedless and undefiled Conception of Christ born of Her, about His early childhood, and about His earthly life. Like the Apostles, She helped plant and strengthen the Christian Church by Her presence, Her discourse and Her prayers.

The reverence of the Apostles for the Most Holy Virgin was extraordinary. After the receiving of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, the Apostles remained at Jerusalem for about ten years attending to the salvation of the Jews, and wanting moreover to see the Mother of God and hear Her holy discourse. Many of the newly-enlightened in the Faith even came from faraway lands to Jerusalem, to see and to hear the All-Pure Mother of God.

During the persecution initiated by King Herod against the young Church of Christ (Acts 12:1-3), the Most Holy Virgin and the Apostle John the Theologian withdrew to Ephesus in the year 43. The preaching of the Gospel there had fallen by lot to the Apostle John the Theologian. The Mother of God was on Cyprus with Saint Lazarus the Four-Days-Dead, where he was bishop. She was also on Holy Mount Athos. Saint Stephen of the Holy Mountain says that the Mother of God prophetically spoke of it: “Let this place be my lot, given to me by my Son and my God. I will be the Patroness of this place and intercede with God for it.”

The respect of ancient Christians for the Mother of God was so great that they preserved what they could about Her life, what they could take note of concerning Her sayings and deeds, and they even passed down to us a description of Her outward appearance.

According to Tradition, based on the words of the Hieromartyrs Dionysius the Areopagite (October 3), Ignatius the God-Bearer (December 20), Saint Ambrose of Milan (December 7) had occasion to write in his work “On Virgins” concerning the Mother of God: “She was a Virgin not only in body, but also in soul, humble of heart, circumspect in word, wise in mind, not overly given to speaking, a lover of reading and of work, and prudent in speech. Her rule of life was to offend no one, to intend good for everyone, to respect the aged, not envy others, avoid bragging, be healthy of mind, and to love virtue.”

When did She ever hurl the least insult in the face of Her parents? When was She at discord with Her kin? When did She ever puff up with pride before a modest person, or laugh at the weak, or shun the destitute? With Her there was nothing of glaring eyes, nothing of unseemly words, nor of improper conduct. She was modest in the movement of Her body, Her step was quiet, and Her voice straightforward; so that Her face was an expression of soul. She was the personification of purity.

All Her days She was concerned with fasting: She slept only when necessary, and even then, when Her body was at rest, She was still alert in spirit, repeating in Her dreams what She had read, or the implementation of proposed intentions, or those planned yet anew. She was out of Her house only for church, and then only in the company of relatives. Otherwise, She seldom appeared outside Her house in the company of others, and She was Her own best overseer. Others could protect Her only in body, but She Herself guarded Her character.”

According to Tradition, that from the compiler of Church history Nicephorus Callistus (fourteenth century), the Mother of God “was of average stature, or as others suggest, slightly more than average; Her hair golden in appearance; Her eyes bright with pupils like shiny olives; Her eyebrows strong in character and moderately dark, Her nose pronounced and Her mouth vibrant bespeaking sweet speech; Her face was neither round nor angular, but somewhat oblong; the palm of Her hands and fingers were longish…

In conversation with others She preserved decorum, neither becoming silly nor agitated, and indeed especially never angry; without artifice, and direct, She was not overly concerned about Herself, and far from pampering Herself, She was distinctly full of humility. Regarding the clothing which She wore, She was satisfied to have natural colors, which even now is evidenced by Her holy head-covering. Suffice it to say, a special grace attended all Her actions.” (Nicephoros Callistus borrowed his description from Saint Epiphanius of Cyprus (May 12), from the “Letter to Theophilus Concerning Icons.”

The circumstances of the Dormition of the Mother of God were known in the Orthodox Church from apostolic times. Already in the first century, the Hieromartyr Dionysius the Areopagite wrote about Her “Falling-Asleep.” In the second century, the account of the bodily ascent of the Most Holy Virgin Mary to Heaven is found in the works of Meliton, Bishop of Sardis. In the fourth century, Saint Epiphanius of Cyprus refers to the tradition about the “Falling Asleep” of the Mother of God. In the fifth century, Saint Juvenal, Patriarch of Jerusalem, told the holy Byzantine Empress Pulcheria: “Although there is no account of the circumstances of Her death in Holy Scripture, we know about them from the most ancient and credible Tradition.” This tradition was gathered and expounded in the Church History of Nicephorus Callistus during the fourteenth century.

At the time of Her blessed Falling Asleep, the Most Holy Virgin Mary was again at Jerusalem. Her fame as the Mother of God had already spread throughout the land and had aroused many of the envious and the spiteful against Her. They wanted to make attempts on Her life; but God preserved Her from enemies.

Day and night She spent her time in prayer. The Most Holy Theotokos went often to the Holy Sepulchre of the Lord, and here She offered up fevent prayer. More than once, enemies of the Savior sought to hinder Her from visiting her holy place, and they asked the High Priest for a guard to watch over the Grave of the Lord. The Holy Virgin continued to pray right in front of them, yet unseen by anyone.

In one such visit to Golgotha, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Her and announced Her approaching departure from this life to eternal life. In pledge of this, the Archangel gave Her a palm branch. With these heavenly tidings the Mother of God returned to Bethlehem with the three girls attending Her (Sepphora, Abigail, and Jael). She summoned Righteous Joseph of Arimathea and other disciples of the Lord, and told them of Her impending Repose.

The Most Holy Virgin prayed also that the Lord would have the Apostle John come to Her. The Holy Spirit transported him from Ephesus, setting him in that very place where the Mother of God lay. After the prayer, the Most Holy Virgin offered incense, and John heard a voice from Heaven, closing Her prayer with the word “Amen.” The Mother of God took it that the voice meant the speedy arrival of the Apostles and the Disciples and the holy Bodiless Powers.

The faithful, whose number by then was impossible to count, gathered together, says Saint John of Damascus, like clouds and eagles, to listen to the Mother of God. Seeing one another, the Disciples rejoiced, but in their confusion they asked each other why the Lord had gathered them together in one place. Saint John the Theologian, greeting them with tears of joy, said that the time of the Virgin’s repose was at hand.

Going in to the Mother of God, they beheld Her lying upon the bed, and filled with spiritual joy. The Disciples greeted Her, and then they told her how they had been carried miraculously from their places of preaching. The Most Holy Virgin Mary glorified God, because He had heard Her prayer and fulfilled Her heart’s desire, and She began speaking about Her imminent end.

During this conversation the Apostle Paul also appeared in a miraculous manner together with his disciples Dionysius the Areopagite, Saint Hierotheus, Saint Timothy and others of the Seventy Apostles. The Holy Spirit had gathered them all together so that they might be granted the blessing of the All-Pure Virgin Mary, and more fittingly to see to the burial of the Mother of the Lord. She called each of them to Herself by name, She blessed them and extolled them for their faith and the hardships they endured in preaching the Gospel of Christ. To each She wished eternal bliss, and prayed with them for the peace and welfare of the whole world.

Then came the third hour (9 A.M.), when the Dormition of the Mother of God was to occur. A number of candles were burning. The holy Disciples surrounded her beautifully adorned bed, offering praise to God. She prayed in anticipation of Her demise and of the arrival of Her longed-for Son and Lord. Suddenly, the inexpressible Light of Divine Glory shone forth, before which the blazing candles paled in comparison. All who saw it took fright. Descending from Heaven was Christ, the King of Glory, surrounded by hosts of Angels and Archangels and other Heavenly Powers, together with the souls of the Forefathers and the Prophets, who had prophesied in ages past concerning the Most Holy Virgin Mary.

Seeing Her Son, the Mother of God exclaimed: “My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God My Savior, for He hath regarded the low estate of His Handmaiden” (Luke 1:46-48) and, rising from Her bed to meet the Lord, She bowed down to Him, and the Lord bid Her enter into Life Eternal. Without any bodily suffering, as though in a happy sleep, the Most Holy Virgin Mary gave Her soul into the hands of Her Son and God.

Then began a joyous angelic song. Accompanying the pure soul of the God-betrothed and with reverent awe for the Queen of Heaven, the angels exclaimed: “Hail, Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art Thou among women! For lo, the Queen, God’s Maiden comes, lift up the gates, and with the Ever-Existing One, take up the Mother of Light; for through Her salvation has come to all the human race. It is impossible to gaze upon Her, and it is impossible to render Her due honor” (Stikherion on “Lord, I Have Cried”). The Heavenly gates were raised, and meeting the soul of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Cherubim and the Seraphim glorified Her with joy. The face of the Mother of God was radiant with the glory of Divine virginity, and from Her body there came a sweet fragrance.

Miraculous was the life of the All-Pure Virgin, and wondrous was Her Repose, as Holy Church sings: “In Thee, O Queen, the God of all hath given thee as thy portion the things that are above nature. Just as in the Birth-Giving He did preserve Thine virginity, so also in the grave He did preserve Thy body from decay” (Canon 1, Ode 6, Troparion 1).

Kissing the all-pure body with reverence and in awe, the Disciples in turn were blessed by it and filled with grace and spiritual joy. Through the great glorification of the Most Holy Theotokos, the almighty power of God healed the sick, who with faith and love touched the holy bed.

Bewailing their separation from the Mother of God, the Apostles prepared to bury Her all-pure body. The holy Apostles Peter, Paul, James and others of the Twelve Apostles carried the funeral bier upon their shoulders, and upon it lay the body of the Ever-Virgin Mary. Saint John the Theologian went at the head with the resplendent palm-branch from Paradise. The other saints and a multitude of the faithful accompanied the funeral bier with candles and censers, singing sacred songs. This solemn procession went from Sion through Jerusalem to the Garden of Gethsemane.

With the start of the procession there suddenly appeared over the all-pure body of the Mother of God and all those accompanying Her a resplendent circular cloud, like a crown. There was heard the singing of the Heavenly Powers, glorifying the Mother of God, which echoed that of the worldly voices. This circle of Heavenly singers and radiance accompanied the procession to the very place of burial.

Unbelieving inhabitants of Jerusalem, taken aback by the extraordinarily grand funeral procession and vexed at the honor accorded the Mother of Jesus, complained of this to the High Priest and scribes. Burning with envy and vengefulness toward everything that reminded them of Christ, they sent out their own servants to disrupt the procession and to set the body of the Mother of God afire.

An angry crowd and soldiers set off against the Christians, but the circular cloud accompanying the procession descended and surrounded them like a wall. The pursuers heard the footsteps and the singing, but could not see any of those accompanying the procession. Indeed, many of them were struck blind.

The Jewish priest Athonios, out of spite and hatred for the Mother of Jesus of Nazareth, wanted to topple the funeral bier on which lay the body of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, but an angel of God invisibly cut off his hands, which had touched the bier. Seeing such a wonder, Athonios repented and with faith confessed the majesty of the Mother of God. He received healing and joined the crowd accompanying the body of the Mother of God, and he became a zealous follower of Christ.

When the procession reached the Garden of Gethsemane, then amidst the weeping and the wailing began the last kiss to the all-pure body. Only towards evening were the Apostles able to place it in the tomb and seal the entrance to the cave with a large stone.

For three days they did not depart from the place of burial, praying and chanting Psalms. Through the wise providence of God, the Apostle Thomas was not to be present at the burial of the Mother of God. Arriving late on the third day at Gethsemane, he lay down at the tomb and with bitter tears asked that he might be permitted to look once more upon the Mother of God and bid her farewell. The Apostles out of heartfelt pity for him decided to open the grave and permit him the comfort of venerating the holy relics of the Ever-Virgin Mary. Having opened the grave, they found in it only the grave wrappings and were thus convinced of the bodily ascent of the Most Holy Virgin Mary to Heaven.

On the evening of the same day, when the Apostles had gathered at a house to strengthen themselves with food, the Mother of God appeared to them and said: “Rejoice! I am with you all the days of your lives.” This so gladdened the Apostles and everyone with them, that they took a portion of the bread, set aside at the meal in memory of the Savior (“the Lord’s Portion”), and they exclaimed : “Most Holy Theotokos, save us”. (This marks the beginning of the rite of offering up the “Panagia” (“All-Holy”), a portion of bread in honor of the Mother of God, which is done at monasteries to the present day).

The sash of the Mother of God, and Her holy garb, preserved with reverence and distributed over the face of the earth in pieces, have worked miracles both in the past and at present. Her numerous icons everywhere pour forth signs and healings, and Her holy body, taken up to Heaven, bears witness to our own future life there. Her body was not left to the vicissitudes of the transitory world, but was incomparably exalted by its glorious ascent to Heaven.

The Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos is celebrated with special solemnity at Gethsemane, the place of Her burial. Nowhere else is there such sorrow of heart at the separation from the Mother of God, and nowhere else such joy, because of Her intercession for the world.

The holy city of Jerusalem is separated from the Mount of Olives by the valley of Kedron on Josaphat. At the foot of the Mount of Olives is the Garden of Gethsemane, where olive trees bear fruit even now.

The holy Ancestor-of-God Joachim had himself reposed at 80 years of age, several years after the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple (November 21). Saint Anna, having been left a widow, moved from Nazareth to Jerusalem, and lived near the Temple. At Jerusalem she bought two pieces of property: the first at the gates of Gethsemane, and the second in the valley of Josaphat. At the second locale she built a tomb for the members of her family, and where also she herself was buried with Joachim. It was there in the Garden of Gethsemane that the Savior often prayed with His disciples.

The most-pure body of the Mother of God was buried in the family tomb. Christians honored the sepulchre of the Mother of God, and they built a church on this spot. Within the church was preserved the precious funeral cloth, which covered Her all-pure and fragrant body.

The holy Patriarch Juvenal of Jerusalem (420-458) testified before the emperor Marcian (450-457) as to the authenticity of the tradition about the miraculous ascent of the Mother of God to Heaven, and he sent to the empress, Saint Pulcheria (September 10), the grave wrappings of the Mother of God from Her tomb. Saint Pulcheria then placed these grave-wrappings within the Blachernae church.

Accounts have been preserved, that at the end of the seventh century a church had been built atop the underground church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, and that from its high bell-tower could be seen the dome of the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord. Traces of this church are no longer to be seen. And in the ninth century near the subterranean Gethsemane church a monastery was built, in which more than 30 monks struggled.

Great destruction was done the Church in the year 1009 by the despoiler of the holy places, Hakim. Radical changes, the traces of which remain at present, also took place under the crusaders in the year 1130. During the eleventh to twelfth centuries the piece of excavated stone, at which the Savior had prayed on the night of His betrayal disappeared from Jerusalem. This piece of stone had been in the Gethsemane basilica from the sixth century.

But in spite of the destruction and the changes, the overall original cruciform (cross-shaped) plan of the church has been preserved. At the entrance to the church along the sides of the iron gates stand four marble columns. To enter the church, it is necessary to go down a stairway of 48 steps. At the 23rd step on the right side is a chapel in honor of the holy Ancestors-of-God Joachim and Anna together with their graves, and on the left side opposite, the chapel of Saint Joseph the Betrothed with his grave. The right chapel belongs to the Orthodox Church, and the left to the Armenian Church (since 1814).

The church of the Dormition of the Theotokos has the following dimensions: in length it is 48 arshin, and in breadth 8 arshin [1 arshin = 28 inches]. At an earlier time the church had also windows beside the doors. The whole temple was adorned with a multitude of lampadas and offerings. Two small entrances lead into the burial-chamber of the Mother of God. One enters through the western doors, and exits at the northern doors. The burial-chamber of the All-Pure Virgin Mary is veiled with precious curtains. The burial place was hewn out of stone in the manner of the ancient Jewish graves and is very similar to the Sepulchre of the Lord. Beyond the burial-chamber is the altar of the church, in which Divine Liturgy is celebrated each day in the Greek language.

The olive woods on the eastern and northern sides of the temple was acquired from the Turks by the Orthodox during the seventh and eighth centuries. The Catholics acquired the olive woods on the east and south sides in 1803, and the Armenians on the west side in 1821.

On August 12, at Little Gethsemane, at the second hour of the night, the head of the Gethsemane church celebrates Divine Liturgy. With the end of Liturgy, at the fourth hour of the morning, he serves a short Molieben before the resplendent burial shroud, lifts it in his hands and solemnly carries it beyond the church to Gethsemane proper where the holy sepulchre of the Mother of God is situated. All the members of the Russian Spiritual Mission in Jerusalem, with the head of the Mission presiding, participate each year in the procession (called the “Litania”) with the holy burial shroud of the Mother of God..

The rite of the Burial of the Mother of God at Gethsemane begins customarily on the morning of August 14. A multitude of people with hierarchs and clergy at the head set off from the Jerusalem Patriarchate (nearby the Church of the Resurrection of Christ) in sorrowful procession. Along the narrow alley-ways of the Holy City the funeral procession makes its way to Gethsemane. Toward the front of the procession an icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos is carried. Along the way, pilgrims meet the icon, kissing the image of the All-Pure Virgin Mary and lift children of various ages to the icon. After the clergy, in two rows walk the black-robed monks and nuns of the Holy City: Greeks, Roumanians, Arabs, Russians. The procession, going along for about two hours, concludes with Lamentations at the Gethsemane church. In front the altar, beyond the burial chamber of the Mother of God, is a raised-up spot, upon which rests the burial shroud of the Most Holy Mother of God among fragrant flowers and myrtle, with precious coverings.

“O marvelous wonder! The Fount of Life is placed in the grave, and the grave doth become the ladder to Heaven…” Here at the grave of the All-Pure Virgin, these words strike deep with their original sense and grief is dispelled by joy: “Hail, Full of Grace, the Lord is with Thee, granting the world, through Thee, great mercy!”

Numerous pilgrims, having kissed the icon of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, following an ancient custom, then stoop down and go beneath it.

On the day of the Leave-taking of the feast (August 23), another solemn procession is made. On the return path, the holy burial shroud is carried by clergy led by the Archimandrite of Gethsemane.

There is an article in the “Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate”, 1979, No. 3 regarding the rite of the litany and Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God in the Holy Land.

Today flowers are blessed in church, and people keep them in their homes. During times of family strife or illness, the flower petals are placed in the censer with the incense, and the whole house is censed. See the Prayer at the Sanctification of any Fragrant Herbage.

“Adamu/Zingdad: The Old Order is No More” by Kat – 8.15.18

Entry Submitted by Kat at 5:02 PM EDT on August 15, 2018

Hi Dinarlandia,
Enclose an absolutely BRILLIANT encapsulation of what has been happening “behind the scenes” from Adamu channeling Zingdad. Over the years I have found him to be a wonderful source of information.
I do not present this as TRUTH. You must decide what you believe. Take what you can use and leave the rest.
For me, this is how I understand things. That there are beings who “feed on suffering and war.” That there is a Deep State that practices horrific rituals… I know this sounds Twilight Zone-y, so if it doesn’t interest you, just pass this blog by.
But if you listen to what David Wilcock or Linda Moulton Howe have to say, or Barbara Marciniak (who wrote BRINGERS OF THE DAWN,) or any of the channels—then what Adamu is saying is THRILLING because, according to him, the Dark Puppetmaster is GONE. So the minions that are left are trying to create chaos, suffering and sorrow, which is their “food,” and they are not succeeding at it.
I know, very strange. But we are living in very strange times, hello!
I pray the Dark is truly completely GONE  so we can get on with our path of LIGHT—Peace on Earth, the RV/GCR, GESARA, New Technologies, heal the planet, heal her Kingdoms, heal Humanity, Kindness, Generosity, Health, Abundance for all, Full Disclosure, First Contact and finally—ASCENSION. 
This is the (partial) plan of the Alliance. That is the (partial) hope of Lightworkers. This is what I BELIEVE is a brilliant path to move us all “up” and “into the light.”
So, here is the video. Believe, don’t believe, up to you.
With blessings and light unceasing,
xo, Kat
“The Ancient Red Vampire is Dead! — Adamu/Zingdad
Over the past number of weeks I have been receiving updates from Adamu that have left me quite stunned. Events have recently transpired that completely change the nature of the game that is played behind the scenes of our world. The old order is no more. The single greatest threat to world peace and harmony… is suddenly and unexpectedly no more. All of the plans and processes that the agents of the light had in place to deal with this dark threat are also no more. Everything is changed. Everything.  Though this is not yet immediately apparent on the surface. Our ordinary lives still go on. But if you look carefully, you will see… everything is changing. 
A precis of the video (together with all the links shared in the video) is offered below.
Though I very much do recommend you watch the video, here is the story in a nutshell:
The ancient gods of our myths and legends were extra-terrestrials. Some of these ETs were good and benevolent. Some were quite evil.
When it came time for the ETs to depart the earth, the evil ones taught certain chosen humans a variety of dark magicks and secrets so that their human minions would, in their absence, gain control of the whole world so that they could own the world when the quarantine was declared over.
One of these magicks was a path to avoid death via vampirism. One such vampire, thousands of years old and very powerful, became the hidden master of much of the world. In collaboration with certain demonic entities, called “Marsons”, he planned to launch world war 3 to gain control of the rest of the planet.
Watch the video and find out how the vampire’s plans were upended, how he played his hand too early, how he was actually (and very surprisingly) killed!
Find out why there is, despite hid death, a huge uptick in anger, extremism and rage in the world. Find out what you can do about this. Find out how to be a part of the solution, how to be a part of returning this world to its path of Highest Good.”


Final Wakeup Call: The Great Transition

The Great Transition

The shadow ruling force behind the central banks

Secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society

Monolithic and Ruthless Conspiracy

The Central Bankers’ crimes are legendary and more than can be listed here. By providing large-scale loans to practically all countries and people, those have become dependent of the hidden ruling power. Governments that want to remain independent are vigorously addressed and enforced; their leaders are unseated, or murdered. If this is not possible through means of political propaganda, or being economically sanctioned, the CIA, Mossad, or otherwise military force will achieve their objective to submit them to the NWO-regime.

The bloodline Archon families want to control the world, which required the joining of forces of the 13 influential bloodline families. Professor Adam Weishaupt drafted a plan in 1773, on request of Mayer Amschel Rothschild to make that happen. The ultimate goal was, and still is, to create a world dictatorship with one leader at the top, located in Jerusalem -Israel.

As a matter of fact, even China’s government is ultimately run by a – Nazi-Rothschild- central bank, which dictates and controls the flow of money all over the world in every nation in which central banks are located. They obtained full control, and have 100% – 5 eyes support that makes their authority unquestioned and unchallenged.

Anyone involved in this buy and bribe scheme knows that it is in their own interest to participate in agreement to the given instructions. It really is a world-wide spread epidemic, and much worse than anyone can imagine. The structure it is condoned under the current legal system of admiralty law.Defeating the truly evil enemy, should be people’s key priority! Let’s target the shadow controlling forces behind these central banks and put an end to this global corruption once and for all.

The real rulers in Washington DC are the invisible Luciferian Khazarians, they exercise their power from behind the scenes. Today the path to total dictatorship in the Western World can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by Congress or Parliament, even the President, nor the people. Officially, Constitutional Governments are implemented. But within our governments and political systems, another body is representing another form of these governments, it is the bureaucratic elite which believes that Constitutions are useless, as they are sure being on the winning side of the game.

All the strange developments in policy agreements like the refuge crisis, may be traced back to this group who are going to make us over to suit their desire. The harm done to all people on our planet will take generations to correct. But all will be corrected, if we the people wake up and take back control!

Secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society

Trump is threatening to disturb the Deep State’s control game as no other modern President before him ever has done, except President John F. Kennedy who was murdered for his opposition against the Deep State. He said on April 27th, 1961 in an address to newspaper publishers;

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, secret oaths, and secret proceedings… For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence. It depends on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published, its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised, no expenditure is questioned, no secret is revealed… I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people… The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.”

Unfortunately, the news media was and still is owned by the very foes President Kennedy was trying to defeat and those foes killed the President two and a half years later.

Unaware of the risks

Even today, people are so unaware and have no idea of the risks President Trump is taking by challenging the Deep State, specifically the US military industrial complex MIC. The mainstream media still do their utmost to discredit the President of the United States and try to overthrow him in order that the utterly corrupt elite that rule the western world can continue to hold on to power and to protect the massive budget of the MIC- complex, that along with the Israel Lobby, funds the elections of those who rule us.

They also tried multiple times to start a nuclear world war using Syria, North Korea, Iran, and other hotspots. It is important to remember and that cannot be repeated often enough: these people try to kill you and your family, and are still doing so.

The Asian secret societies learned of the Deep State Nazi plans to murder 90% of humanity by successfully eavesdropping on their secret meetings. In 2003, the cabal were spreading the engineered SARS disease – a bioweapon designed specifically to target the Asian race, which became their call to arms.

The Europeans, particularly the Germans, are doing some serious chess moves that will make Mr. Trump’s job ahead easier. The powers that are feeling resentful of Mr. Trump are also moving in a healthy direction for all of us.

Mr. Trump is doing a great job that isn’t understood by the public at large and probably not known by himself, as the whole operation is scripted by the Alliance. By helping through Q-ANON notifications and observing the skirmishes that are forever going on. This has become part of the whole scenario: it represents the undercurrent that is behind everything. It’s a crowd together of folks trying to keep this at bay. As, many of us wake-up and join the patriot crowd. Where we go one, we go all. The Deep State won’t succeed; their turning point may have been passed.

The Central Banking Control

The Central Banking system is currently owned by the Archon bloodline families that control more wealth than the better off 3.5 billion of the world’s population. Inequality is a drastic understatement.

The BIS – Bank of International Settlement – is a privately owned bank that oversights 60 Central banks including: The Bank of England, the Federal Reserve the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan. The BIS controls 95% of global wealth. The BIS was created as a control bank that would supervise the damage reparation settlements of Germany and its allies after WW1. It then morphed into the demon financial control center that it is today.

The monetary system from its inception till today is privately owned by the Rothschild and a few other families. The Governments pay Central Banks with taxpayers’ monies to compensate for the interest of their counterfeit debt money, which they could have issued themselves free of any interest charge. Moreover, taxpayers’ contributions fund the Vatican Bank, Queen’s Bank of England, and all other Central Banks across the globe instead of their own government. People’s energy money makes it possible that Central Banks can charge again interest on the reimbursed tax funds. Evidently, this corrupt system is also funding international child trafficking, including all black terrorist operations, etc.

No need for central banks

Moreover, there is no need for Central banks, as the people controlled governments can issue the money themselves free of interest, without debt! – There is no anchor against the ever-increasing money supply that is destroying the world’s reserve currency. New out of air-printed money is constantly created to fight deflation to avoid a depression. The world Central banks cannot accept deflation; they are trying to offset this by printing money to generate inflation. And, so have the populace since 1972 two third of their savings lost.

As there is no velocity in the money circulation, they cannot generate the outcome they want. The Central Bankers have no power to turn this around, but resort to continuously printing money that no one spends, so the money has little effect on the economy. If they don’t find a way to increase the velocity of money, there will be no inflation and higher prices, if money velocity keeps slowing down, the world will be mired in a deflationary trap that scares the hell out of the central bankers, as debt burdens go up in real terms. Tax revenues decrease. Banks fail. When the role of complication is ignored, they are putting the system at risk of collapse.

It is still an open question whether the world needs a reserve currency and it certainly does not when money is linked to something tangible. There is no need for central banks to create money without limits either – as has been proven during the era 1870 – 1914 when the gold standard acted independently and effectively.

Unsustainable Debt

IMF says, “debt is unsustainable”, but central banks don’t solve the problem. They like to keep the world in a limbo of debt, so that countries and people need to take on more debt. The Central Bankers business model is to put countries and people in more debt, it is a pattern and they know this, but most of the people don’t know that. The puppet governments and politicians are bought and paid for to do these things. The only way around this is to get rid of the central banks. Look at Greece, it is in trouble again, the central bank’s fix was not a fix, it was a band aid and it was only meant to last for a couple of years, then the country would need more debt.

Another noticeable aspect is housing appreciation that is beginning to slow, prices are coming down which means those who purchased at the height of the market will be underwater and those who purchased during the last financial crisis will be worse off. Even, the pension systems are in trouble and there are noticeable signs of this. Once the market, real estate, and the rest crashes it will be game over.

And, that is why the economy is rapidly falling apart. And here comes the narrative battle, either Trump or the FED-Central Bank is going to be in charge to tell this story. – What you have to do is to prepare for the transition and make sure you have sufficient food in store as there is a life-size possibility that supplies will be disturbed.

Be assured that this great transition is coming for which most people aren’t prepared; they will go through a very difficult period of time. The Alliance with the patriots do there best to make the transition easy as possible. Let’s hope that Trump will have the narrative, as the central banks don’t care about the people, the more we suffer the better they like it.

Eventually, the Deep State players and agendas will dissolve under the upcoming transparency with equality for all. Everyone has to know how to fix the system, where the risks are hidden, and how with the least intrusive means possible can be changed. Amongst others, it will be by asset backed currencies, then everything else could start to be fixed. How and what is explained in the next issue. Stay tuned!

Source: Final Wakeup Call


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God’s New Series – Heavenletter #6411 A New Commandment, August 15, 2018

God said:

Beloved, every responsibility you accept is a gift you give to Earth. No burdens are to exist in any corner of the world. Remove from any contemplation the faintest idea of heaviness of heart. Lightness of heart hails as your New Commandment. Under no circumstances are you to feel dragged down. Absolutely not. I state light of heart as yours. This is My Will for you. No one is to be laden with a burlap bag of heavy stones. Joy is your tribute to the world.

Be light of foot and light of heart. Life on Earth is to be for joy. Sense of burden is not to be allowed. Life is a high-stepping dance. Oh, yes, by all means, dance a dance of joy. Do not even think of feeling responsibility as a weight. Make joy right and left. Once and for all, joy alone. No foot-dragging. Let there be no excuse for anything less than handstands and cartwheels and dancing and singing in the streets. No word of dismay is to pass your lips or ears.

Be joy to the world. Hark, the herald angels sing. You are a herald angel who sings a beautiful song. What a chorus of joy you sing to Me and to the world. Would I choose you for less than joy? No. I choose you for joy, and that’s it, the whole story. Joy is easy to remember. Your to-do list is to be made of joy alone. Center front, no exceptions. Wear a t-shirt that says Joy Alone. There is to be no less than joy for even one child of God.

It isn’t for you to muddy the waters. Joy alone is for you. Wear all the colors of joy. Forgo any concession to anything less than joy. Joy heads the list. Joy alone. Experience joy even with your right hand tied behind your back. Zippity Doo Dah. Hallelujah. I assign you joy on earth. Joy and joy alone.

Sainthood is to be joy. Nothing whatsoever is be less than joy to the hilt. Your freedom is to shine joy. You are not on Earth to signify less.

Let whatever you engage in be outright joy. Allow all joy to precede you. You are to drink of joy alone. There is within you a bubbling stream of joy. Drink to your heart’s content. Let thy name be joy unending. Joy is foremost and unrestricted. There are no boundaries to the joy that is to beam within you. Hut. Hut. Giddyap to joy, little dogie. Surround yourself with joy. Hie to joy. Joy is to radiate from you. Joy alone. For sure you are not destined for moil and trouble. There is no merit to less than joy. Less than joy is worth nothing at all. There will be no miserliness when it comes to joy. Abundance alone. Once and for all, joy pure and clear and hearty to all. No one is to mince joy. Strew joy abundantly. No faking joy. Hear Me. True joy is the Commandment I give to all on Earth. Make no bones about this. There are no exceptions, not one. Joy is the ground-breaker. Joy to all is foremost.

Your lesson is to learn joy no matter what. The more joy you give, the more joy there is. Fill the rafters with joy, joy unabashed. Your life is to be decorated with joy. Happy hearts are to abound. Ring the bells of joy lightly, and ring them clearly. Joy is now the way of the world. Is joy second to the Commandment to Love All? Which comes first? Joy or love, love or joy? There is no first or last.

Adama of Telos ~ You Are Ready for This Beautiful Transformation

Channeled by Genoveva Coyle

I am here to remind you of Lemuria and to activate your Lemurian seed pockets of light. 

Greetings dearest ones! I AM Adama of Telos, I am your brother, your friend, I am your ally and family always.

I am here today to bring you my love and my peaceful essence, to commune with you, to attune with you, and to remind you of the times of the old Lemuria. Yes, of those glorious times when you were clearly conscious of your origin and the source of your being. And I must remind you that then you were fully conscious of your infinite powers, your wisdom and your knowing.

I want to activate in thee these pockets of light, these Lemurian seeds that you have had dormant in your DNA, waiting to be reignited for these times of intense need when you would have the knowledge contained within them available to be used for the highest and the greatest good of all, for the upliftment and benefit all of humanity.

You are ready for this process. And yes, I am talking to all of you reading this message, for whether or not you had prepared yourselves conscientiously to be aware of this beautiful transformation, it really doesn’t matter, because you have been readying yourselves stalwartly and diligently for years and decades.

And what do I mean by this? Well when you are saying that you have worked on core issues, or on integrating and loving back the darkest parts of thee, we are saying that you have worked on fortifying and growing your abilities to be compassionate and kind. We are saying that you have refined and truly anchored into your physical vessels, into your human selves, your capabilities to love unconditionally and to accept everyone exactly where they are on their journey, and that, of course, includes your entire self.

Why else would you believe that you would have some shadow and darkness to go through? Why would a perfect and whole being born from the Mother’s womb and beauty be flawed and shoddy?

Yes, these parts of thee are lessons to be learned. Yes, these are challenges that you have to overcome, hopefully with joy and laughter. Mostly, however, the gift of any dark portion of self that you welcome and love back into yourselves, at the end of this traveling through the darkness of the self, brings with it great wisdom, profound humility, and deep compassion for yourselves, and for the ones facing similar or slightly different facets of the same issues that you’ve had to overcome in this lifetime or in previous lifetimes.

You can now truly connect heart to heart and relate with the pain and the suffering of others, eliminating any speck of judgment and superiority. You, as the teachers, or the healers, or the advisers for the ones coming to you, have enough wisdom and faith to point to the way of light, for you have traveled it yourselves.

There are no more fears of the unseen or the unknown, for you have traveled it all and mastered it successfully. And you can stand up as proof and as the holder of hope and certitude that others, the entire collective, can do it as well.

No one wants a librarian or teacher who has gained all the advice and knowledge they have accumulated to impart to others from reading books or sacred texts in the comfort of their homes, while having no life skills of their own and, for the most part, having no ability to relate and truly feel and empathize with the ones that are depressed and hurt.

But you can! And you do! Approach them with gentleness and patience dear hearts, just as we in the higher realms do with you. You do not have to spend a lot of time and offer a multitude of words, you do not have to lecture or patronize them. There is no need for lots of talking, or for you to use forceful energy to make your point or to convince them to change and redirect their course. Allow others to make their mistakes and know that their guardians and higher selves are monitoring their progress and their paths.

You can intervene at times when guided and asked to do so. Speak through your hearts and intend to convey your words with love and sweetness, real loving kindness. You do not have to offer all that you know, but only that which you know that the recipient is ready to receive in this moment.

Bring any comment and corrective suggestion only to the point where it can shift the recipient into a new way of thinking, therefore stimulating their own growing process. This is the way you allow everyone to find their own paths, and then encourage them to follow their unique inner light.

Meanwhile, focus on your own continuing inner growth, and strive to be more of the Love and the Light of the Mother/Father/ God that was planted within you. Of course, you must do this in your unique, individualized and beautiful way, bringing your own soul signature into this world, radiating love, acceptance, kindness, joy, and blessings everywhere you go as the brilliant suns that you are.

May the Lemurian love, light, and peace enfold you, bringing you serenity and joy! Stay with my love, stay with my deep peace! Farewell.

By Permission. ©2018 Council of Love, Inc.


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West Valley police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said the boy was taken from the area of 3500 S. Redwood. She said the Utah County Major Crimes Task Force was working on an unrelated investigation when they learned about the kidnapping. That’s when both West Valley police and the FBI became involved in the case.

Using, in part, surveillance video from businesses in the area of the kidnapping, detectives were able to track down the teenager and the kidnappers, Vainuku said.

“During the investigation, the location of the victim and captors was found by law enforcement. Law enforcement officers were able to safely and quickly take three captors into custody while rescuing the victim,” the reports state.

Officers surrounded a Motel 6, 315 W. 3300 South, and arrested one of the men when he left the room to go to his car, Vainuku said. Inside the vehicle investigators found a gun and a “large knife.”


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President Trump slammed The Boston Globe Thursday for coordinating a nationwide protest with more than 300 other outlets, saying it’s “in collusion with other papers on free press. Prove it!”

The Boston Globe, which was sold to the the Failing New York Times for 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS (plus 800 million dollars in losses & investment), or 2.1 BILLION DOLLARS, was then sold by the Times for 1 DOLLAR. Now the Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press. PROVE IT!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
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At a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Mr. Trump heard briefings from several advisers and then told journalists in the room, “If you’d like, you can stay. If you’d like, you can leave … freedom of the press.”

Earlier in the morning, Mr. Trump declared “fake news media” to be the opposition party and bad for America on Thursday, as hundreds of newspapers protested the president’s constant media criticism.


— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018


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After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them

After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them
Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance.

On Wednesday, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance, which had allowed the ex-spymaster to continue to access classified documents since he resigned last January.

READ MORE: Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan

The White House said that Brennan used his security clearance to “sow division and chaos,” and lend a sheen of credibility to his public criticisms of the president. The White House looked into revoking Brennan’s clearance after he accused Trump of “treason” for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.

Straight away, Democrats jumped in to defend Brennan’s character and to blast Trump for pulling his clearance. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that “In adding John Brennan to his enemies list, Trump demonstrates again how deeply insecure and vindictive he is.”

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Virginia) called the revocation “the weak, paranoid, authoritarian behavior of a dictator.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden called Trump’s act “unbecoming of a President,” and warned that it would only embolden Brennan in his public crusade against Trump.

Biden’s words were echoed by former ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who said that clearance or not, Brennan “will now be just as vigorous & vigilant in defending American values.”

Brennan’s thesaurus-heavy  Tweets and self-righteous grandstanding have made him a hero to the anti-Trump #resistance. However, while Democrats are falling over themselves to pat the former career spy on the back, there was a time when Brennan spied on Democratic lawmakers compiling a report into his agency’s use of torture tactics – and got away with it.

In 2014, as the Senate Intelligence Committee was compiling a lengthy report into the CIA’s use of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ at its secret prisons, chair Dianne Feinstein (D-California) accused Brennan’s agency of secretly monitoring the committee’s computers and removing sensitive documents.

After initially denying any wrongdoing and rejecting Feinstein’s “spurious allegations,” Brennan quietly apologized to lawmakers after an internal review proved the senator right.

Despite being caught red-handed spying on his overseers, the Obama administration Department of Justice declined to press charges against Brennan, and he remained in charge of the CIA.

Just as Democrats seem eager to forgive past wrongs in the name of anti-Trump resistance, the President’s supporters on the right were quick to remember Brennan’s shady practices and praise Trump’s decision to revoke his clearance.

Libertarian-minded Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who first proposed pulling Brennan’s clearance, cheered Trump’s decision on Wednesday, and took the opportunity to remind voters that he opposed Brennan’s stewardship of the CIA from the get-go.

True to form, Brennan himself responded to Trump in a verbose tweet, stating that “my principles are worth far more than clearances,” and vowing to keep up the #resistance.

According to William Binney, a former National Security Agency technical director and NSA whistleblower, Trump should have revoked Brennan’s clearance “a long time ago.” Binney told RT: “The president is doing the right thing revoking the clearances of people who aren’t contributing anything.”

‘Monetized security clearance’

The White House has also mulled revoking security clearances for a host of other former intelligence personnel, including former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former FBI Director James Comey.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in July that they had “politicized, and in some cases monetized, their public service and security clearances.” Since leaving their positions, all have become household names for their public opposition to Trump. Brennan now works for NBC News as a “senior national security and intelligence analyst,” Clapper found a new home at CNN, and Comey penned a book thrashing the Trump administration and comparing Trump himself to a “mob boss.”

Hayden told CNN viewers on Wednesday that Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s clearance was “threatening to the rest of us” and amounted to an attempt to silence dissent.

Former Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines was more blunt, calling Trump a “vindictive little bitch.”

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The Russian Threat You’re Not Hearing About




‘The Homeland’ is part of a dedicated series of Cipher Brief columns focused on examining the full range of threats to U.S. national security.

The United States is reawakening to the Russia threat. Indeed, it would be hard to sleep through Vladimir Putin’s brazen tactics. Although American media has shined a spotlight on Russia’s active interference with U.S. elections, its aggression in other areas has received less notice. Russian out-of-area military activity, including near the U.S. and Canadian border, is a challenge as formidable and active as it has been since the end of the Cold War.

Russian air and maritime threats to the homeland include conventional and nuclear-capable platforms. The Russian long-range strategic bomber threat is presently antiquated but modernizing. Its Air Force currently relies on the same platforms it developed during the Cold War—the TU-95 Bear and TU-160 Blackjack, but it is expected to receive an entirely new fleet of upgraded TU-160 replacements. The Russian maritime fleet includes a submarine force rivaling most others in the world, including its  new Severodvinsk (or Yasen) class nuclear-powered attack subs and upgraded Oscar II  nuclear-powered guided missile subs. Russia has also increased its investment in advanced ballistic and cruise missiles that these and other platforms can carry. This combination challenges U.S. defenses, particularly given the advanced Russian submarine force’s sophisticated ability to avoid detection, even near the continental United States.

In keeping with his flair for the dramatic, Putin unveiled purportedly ‘unparalleled’ new nuclear capabilities during his March state of the union address. One such system is the Kanyon nuclear torpedo, a long-range autonomous underwater drone, which could present a new maritime threat to coastal U.S. cities. Another, the SS-X-30 Satan II, is a liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with supposedly limitless range. Russia claims that the SS-X-30 will be able to release smaller warheads that can glide close to the ground at hypersonic speeds, a feature that would prevent any current U.S. system from intercepting the warheads before they reached their targets. If these systems exist, and their capability matches their hype, the United States may be challenged to provide effective countermeasures.

Complementing Russian military capability advances that threaten the U.S. homeland is its pattern of violating international agreements and treaties that govern state air and maritime activity over and near U.S. borders. Russia and the United States continually monitor each other’s activities and capabilities with flyovers, or by sailing surveillance vessels or submarines along the other’s coastlines. The primary treaty governing aerial surveillance between the United States and Russia (and 32 other signatories) is the Treaty on Open Skies, which establishes conduct for unarmed observation flights allowing observation with up to four types of sensors, as well as minimum and maximum altitudes and flight distances for pre-approved surveillance missions. In general, Russian flyovers of the United States and other out-of-area activity have increased in recent years, particularly since its annexation of Crimea in 2014. These activities reached record highs in 2014 and 2017; so far, they are on track to decrease in 2018, but time will tell if that trend continues.  Last year, U.S. F-22 Raptors and Canadian CF-18 Hornets intercepted the Russian TU-95 several times, including two TU-95s near Alaska last April and May. These upticks in Russian violations of airspace norms have led some policymakers to call for harsher responses to Russian activity and a clampdown on U.S.-Russia relations, even urging the United States’ withdrawal from Open Skies as a lever in the relationship.

At sea, the Prevention of Incidents on and Over the High Seas (INCSEA) governs a variety of maritime encounters between Russia and the United States. INCSEA establishes processes to avoid collisions in military-to-military encounters, establishes safe distances for surveillance, and prohibits simulated attacks against rival targets. To date, these norms have prevented major at-sea incidents between the two nations. Although the United States has detected Russian submarines and other surveillance vessels like the Viktor Leonov near the U.S. coast, there appear to have been fewer incidents of these vessels entering as far in as U.S. or Canadian territorial waters. This is not to say, however, that Russia has maintained good maritime behavior in waters near or important to North America. The United States and Canada remain highly concerned about the ability to secure sea lines of communication, especially given Russia’s aggressive probing of undersea cables in the Atlantic, targets that, if severed, could cut the United States and Canada off from global communications.

Responding to the Russian aviation and maritime threat, the United States and Canada have made significant strides since the end of the Cold War. In 2007, Canada launched a program to modernize the Halifax class frigate (a vessel without a counterpart in the U.S. Navy) to improve its ability to conduct anti-submarine warfare along our shared coasts. Just this year, the U.S. Navy reestablished the 2nd Fleet to assist in the defense of the East coast and North Atlantic, while NATO also established its new maritime Joint Force Command for the Atlantic in Norfolk, VA. The United States and Canada have also begun to discuss new options to replace the current North Warning System—a network of unmanned early warning radar systems at NORAD—as well as ways to deal with threats that we currently cannot (successfully) counter, including hypersonic, ground skimming cruise missiles or missiles launched in meeting submarines off our coast. A notable gap remains in cruise missile defense and so-called low, slow flyer threats. Moreover,  with polar ice caps melting and Russia continuing to militarize in the Arctic—where it has “more bases north of the Arctic Circle than all other countries combined”—there is increasing demand on U.S. and Canadian forces to be able to defend new areas of approach that may emerge.

Even as the United States catches-up to the threats posed by Russian election interference and aggression in Europe, it should apply equal diligence and urgency to ensuring American territory is protected from emergent Russian capabilities and activities. Russian actions that threaten the security of North America—as well as their advances in missile technology and Arctic military buildup—are on the uptick. These indications and warning signs are visible now, and we should be heeding them. The United States and Canada cannot afford to kick the Russia homeland defense problem further down the road.


Kathleen Hicks is senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and director of the International Security Program at CSIS. Dr. Hicks is a frequent writer and lecturer on geopolitics, national security, and defense matters. She served in the Obama administration as principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy and deputy under secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and forces. She led the development of the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance and the 2010 Quadrennial Defense… Read More






Carney: Trump is Right, ‘Our Country Was Built on Tariffs’

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President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the United States “was built on Tariffs.”

The president’s claim, issued via Twitter, prompted a number of challenges from critics. But Trump has history on his side.

One of the very first acts of Congress was the passage of the Tariff Act of 1789. President George Washington signed it into law on July 4, 1789, commemortating the young nation’s Declaration of Independence.

“A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies,” Washington said in his first address to Congress six months later.

The United States could not depend on merely importing inventions from other nations, Washington said, but must take measures to produce goods at home.

“But I cannot forbear intimating to you the expediency of giving effectual encouragement, as well to the introduction of new and useful inventions from abroad, as to the exertion of skill and genius in producing them at home,” he told Congress.

Washington’s Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton a year later wrote in his Report on Manufactures: “The wealth … independence, and security of a Country, appear to be materially connected with the prosperity of manufactures. Every nation … ought to endeavor to possess within itself all the essentials of national supply. These compromise the means of subsistence, habitation, clothing, and defence.”

“The great expansion of commerce from 1793 to I807, brought much wealth to this country which enabled the industrial development to be more rapid when it did come than it could have been in 1790,” University of Chicago professor William Hill observed in 1893.

Seventeen years later, as tensions with Great Britain mounted, Congress passed and Thomas Jefferson signed the Embargo of 1807, imposing extremely high tariffs on all manufactured goods.

“It was really good for the textile industry,” according to Smithsonian curator Peter Liebhold, “really the beginning of the manufacturing system in the United States.”
Just as today, there were objections to the tariffs by those who thought they weighed too heavily on their economic interests. Importers of cheap copper, for example, complained that the tariff was raising its cost too much. But America’s early leaders chose to put national interest first.

As Pat Buchanan demonstrated in his 1998 book The Great Betrayal, the tradition of tariffs did not die with the founders but went on to inspire generation after generation of American leaders, including Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincon, William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge.

“Economic patriotism put America first, and made America first,” Buchanan wrote in a recent column.

One of the main objections to Trump’s view of history seems to be rooted in a misunderstanding of the famous Boston Tea Party.  But the Boston Tea Party was not a rebellion against a tariff aimed at fostering or protecting domestic industry. It was, instead, a reaction against the Stamp and Townsend Acts, which were imposed taxes intended to extract revenue from the American colonists. They bore no resemblance to the tariffs of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Donald Trump.

If anything, the example of the Boston Tea Party supports Trump’s view of history. The colonists believed they were being treated unfairly when it came to the terms of trade imposed by the British and chose to reject the imports by dumping them into the Boston harbor. That act itself was a kind of tariff, albeit one of a populist mob rather than imposed by an elected government.




Just when you think the neo-communist left has reached their pinnacle in brainwashing at secular institutions, along comes a professor at University of Connecticut to challenge that faulty notion.

Christina Mogro-Wilson, who teaches social work, was taken aback after surveying 118 of her students, finding that “[Masters of Social Work] MSW students tend to endorse feminist principles but are hesitant to identify themselves as feminists.”

Well, that feminist dog just won’t howl for Mogro-Wilson.

And she has the solution: Oppress female students to help them recognize what they’ve been missing all along.

Isn’t that the wrong direction for feminism?  Aren’t they supposed to “roar” instead of being beaten into believing they are not equal?  Weird.


Mogro-Wilson must have had an inkling that one or (gasp) even two of her students were happy-go-lucky and had never experienced oppression – which may have prompted her to conduct the poll.

What was returned must have worried Mogro-Wilson.  Out of the 118 students polled, 111 (women) do not believe that “discrimination and subordination” are “salient issues in women’s lives.” And she has called for an intervention.


Fretting about the lack of oppressed female students, Mogro-Wilson is planning to add heap loads of “intersectionality” into her already oppressive curricula.

What is this “intersectionality”?

First off, the world can lay accolades at the sensible shoe clad Kimberlé Crenshaw, full-time professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, who coined the phrase. And here is the originator’s definition:

“Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It’s not simply that there’s a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things.”

So, in simplified terms, various forms of social classes, such as race, sexual orientation, age, and gender, do not exist separately from each other but are interwoven together.

Yes! That’s what we need in this country, more identity politics in secular institutions.


Here is the plan: instruct and inform students of every possible micro-aggression against their sex (unless they are trans-neutral), religious beliefs, skin color, and socio-economic status until they understand the need for a safe place.  That should turn out some happy-ass social workers or have them transferring to another university.  How depressing – and necessary — according to Mogro-Wilson.

And although I jest at the expense of the good professor, how else is this “intersectionality” immersion training likely to be accomplished?  How do you convince women, who don’t feel or have not experienced discrimination due to their sex, that they are in fact, discriminated against?

Frankly, I wonder if Mogro-Wilson knows how to accomplish this training via university curricula either, as she explains:

“It is essential that students learn to nuance their understandings around oppression, so that when considering foundational social work issues, like poverty, mental health status, and oppression, that to the extent possible all areas of social identity are explored in combination.”


Apparently only the oppressed-educated student can enrich, understand, and empathize with a needy client.  But aren’t MSW students already studying clients’ socio-economics?  And are there any greedy, xenophobic, homophobic, you-name-it-o-phobic students fighting for the chance to be a fabulously low-paid professional in a never-ending unglamorous job?  I’d lay odds these students polled are not the unsensitive, unsympathetic sort to begin with and that Mogro-Wilson’s hammering of “intersectional feminism” and depressing and ad nauseum syllabus may drive them out of the vocation.

Now that would be cause for a good feminist howling.


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Democratic socialist it girl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is upset no one is taking her and her $42 trillion plan to overhaul the nation seriously – except those who think you can really get something for nothing. Ocasio-Cortez is so perturbed by the paucity of respect for her ideas that she has resorted to playing the victim card, suggesting that it is sexism that is leading to her political demise.

This was on recent display after Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, offered to donate $10,000 to her congressional campaign or a charity of her choice if she accepted a debate on his “Sunday Special” series. Ocasio-Cortez likened wanting to debate a political candidate to “catcalling.”

Soon afterwards, she suggested that you shouldn’t criticize her because this is her first political campaign, incorrectly adding that Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) was immune from criticism for using a snowball as evidence to disprove climate change.

First, it is ridiculous to cry sexism when you are partaking in the political arena espousing your ideology. Shapiro never lambasted Ocasio-Cortez because she is a woman, but because she has terrible ideas. Second, when you’re proposing to spend trillions, your schemes should come under scrutiny.

Remember, this isn’t high school or college where you are shielded from the real world and given participation trophies just because you tried. This is the ugly world of politics.


Speaking in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Ocasio-Cortez slammed her Republican critics for suggesting that the U.S. can’t afford her policies, but the country can afford “unlimited blank checks for war” and tax cuts. She thinks it is absurd that the government’s “pockets are only empty when it comes to education and healthcare for our kids.”

These are empty platitudes that fail to answer the simple question: How can you pay for free stuff? But let’s take the bait for a moment.

While it is true that many members of the Republican Party seem desperate to go to war, the Democrats have been just as keen over the years. The Democrats voted for the Iraq War, former President Barack Obama invaded Libya, and the left is itching for military conflict with Russia – the anti-war left is non-existent. Moreover, no matter how odious these foreign adventures have been, the price-tags of these wars, regime changes, and foreign meddling have been less than entitlement spending.

Now, as LN has recently noted, the government does not pay for tax cuts. When politicians approve of lowering taxes, they are merely agreeing to give people more of their money back. The government does not have any money of its own and it does not control your wealth, so it is a meretricious argument.

The government’s pockets are empty, whether it is for occupying a foreign land or introducing another welfare benefit. The U.S. cannot even afford its current obligations, let alone any future entitlements. With a $22 trillion national debt, $1 trillion budget deficit, $120 trillion in unfunded liabilities and expenditures, and annual interest payments nearing $1 trillion, how could the government spend more?

The U.S. is broke.


Socialists, even of the democratic socialist variety, are often vague about details.

Sure, they are the first ones to hop onto the soapbox and wail about free healthcare, free tuition, free internet, free housing, free money, and every other goody found in Santa Claus’s red bag being a human right. But when you ask for a cost estimate, you get a shrug – or an accusation of sexism or racism.

Ocasio-Cortez has been pretty much the same since rising to national stardom this summer.

Because she has failed to present the numbers, others have been doing it for her. One in-depth study was completed by Brian Reidl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a reporter for Vox Media, who estimated that the democratic socialist agenda would cost $42 trillion.

Here are Reidl’s specific findings:

  • $30 trillion for a single-payer healthcare system.
  • $6.8 trillion for guaranteed government jobs.
  • $8 trillion for free tuition.
  • $1 trillion for infrastructure spending.
  • $1.4 trillion for paying off student loan debt.

In total, by 2048, the U.S. government would maintain a baseline deficit of $84 trillion to ensure $218 trillion in new programs are implemented.

How do you pay for this?

Well, democratic socialists want to eliminate defense spending, but that would only take care of approximately $600 billion – let’s say $1 trillion for all the waste, like being a member of NATO, subsidizing other militaries, and overthrowing democratically elected governments.

You could confiscate 100% of all corporate profits, household income, and business revenues. You could institute a national sales tax. You could triple payroll taxes. You could slap tariffs on all imports. Yet, it still wouldn’t be enough to cover the tab of free stuff because people would stop working and private enterprise would cease operating since the incentive is gone – just imagine how much capital would flee the country if Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had their way.

In fact, you could steal all the money from every American billionaire, and it would only be enough to keep the doors of Congress open for a few months. Again, it is important to point out that officials are having a difficult time to pay for the current system of entitlements, causing the country to borrow from China, printthe money, and sell record amounts of Treasuries.

So, realistically speaking, the U.S. could never afford socialism even if it wanted to.


Should the U.S. transform into Ocasio-Cortez’s dream and then metastasize into Milton Friedman’s nightmare a couple of years later, you’d likely have socialists griping that it’s not real socialism. This has been the case for socialists for years: every time a nation adopts socialism – the nationalization of industry, the implementation of price and production quotas, and the introduction of a massive welfare state – and it falls, the left whines that it would have worked only if they implemented it correctly.

This is a far cry from the capitalist system. Every time a regressive nation adopts even trinkets of the free enterprise system, it instantaneously experiences small pockets of modest prosperity.

Ocasio-Cortez claims she knows better than you because she has degrees in economics and international politics. Like her ignorance on issues in the Middle East, her piece of paper from Boston University can’t even allow her to perform basic arithmetic. And this is the future of American politics? Perhaps Idiocracy had it right all along.


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Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a weekly crime report highlighting serious crimes committed by illegal aliens in our country.

Illegal immigration may be a hot topic for politicians running for office, but as Americans, it should be an even greater area of concern. The left is determined to make us an open border country, allowing any and everyone in, no matter their criminal background. That’s why I feel it is important to highlight the serious crimes committed by so many illegal immigrants in this weekly report.

Week of August 9 – August 15, 2018

Welcome to this first installment of our illegal immigrant crime watch. This is not an analysis, but rather a report of the more serious crimes committed by illegal aliens. While there may have been many more, hundreds even, arrests of illegal aliens for simple infractions, here we concentrate only on the most dangerous of offenses. This, our first week, has been rather busy and just further demonstrates the need to get control over the illegal immigrant population in our country.

ICE: 45 Arrests in 5-Day Operation

Houston, Texas

The local enforcement operation targeted at-large criminal aliens in the Houston area, ending with the apprehension of 45 illegal immigrants On August 10. Of those arrested, 42 had prior criminal convictions, 15 had been previously deported, and many had felony convictions which included rape, child exploitation, drug trafficking, assault and robbery, such as:

  • In Houston, a 29-year-old Turkish national convicted of child exploitation.
  • In Houston, a previously removed 43-year-old Honduran national convicted of rape.
  • In Houston, a 44-year-old Cuban national convicted of burglary.
  • In Tomball, a twice-removed 46-year-old Mexican national convicted of burglary and drug trafficking.

ICE reported that individuals arrested during the operation included nationals from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Nigeria, and Turkey.

Murder Suspect Removed from U.S.

Newark, New Jersey

 ICE officials removed an El Salvadoran man wanted for a homicide in his country. Brian Alejandro Martinez, 32, who has also gone by the name Maximiliano Cornejo, was removed from the U.S. on August 10. Martinez has illegally entered the U.S. repeatedly and has been arrested several times over many years.

“This individual’s egregious immigration history and serious criminal history in the U.S., as well as being wanted for homicide in his home country, shows that he is a dangerous individual who warranted removal from the community and the U.S.,” said John Tsoukaris, field office director of ERO Newark.

Homicide: Ran Over in Front Yard

Lancaster, South Carolina

 A 60-year-old man was killed when Abel Borbonio-Olivio reportedly ran him over while the victim was in his own front yard. Borbonio-Olivio is a 42-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who also happens to have four previous arrests for driving without a license.

According to reportsCharles Byrdic was in his front yard around 9:30 a.m. getting ready to go to the store to pick up blueberries for his wife, when Borbonio-Olivio’s vehicle veered off the road and slammed into him. He was hit so hard that he was knocked out of his shoes and catapulted from the suspect’s SUV, the family said.

Borbonio-Olivio had two prescription drugs in his system at the time of the crash. According to arrest warrants obtained by The Herald, he did not have a driver’s license, was speeding more than 10 miles over the speed limit, and was looking at money in his wallet at the time.

Byrdic, who survived leukemia and a stroke, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Drug Sales: Two Illegals Arrested

Raleigh, North Carolina

Two suspected illegal immigrants were arrested for possession of drugs with intent to sell.

Luis Angel Cisneros-Garcia, 20, was arrested on the suspicion of having 16 fentanyl pills, 25 Xanax bars, and 2.9 ounces of marijuana, a digital scale for measuring marijuana, and plastic bags usually used to package the drugs for sell. He was held in leu of $100,000 bail.

Damaris Sharbell Martinez-Hernandez, 24, was with Cisneros-Garcia and was arrested for felony cocaine possession, possession of a digital scale, and marijuana possession. She was held on a $3,500 bail.

Federal immigration officers filed notice that they suspected the two were in the U.S. illegally and requested a 48-hour hold before releasing them.

Forty-eight potentially dangerous illegal aliens removed from our streets this week, not a bad start. Remember to check back next week for the second installment of our crime watch.


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Combating Terrorism: Ban Guns, Ban Knives, and Now, Says London Mayor, Ban Cars

https://www.podbean.com/media/player/87mcp-976fdc?from=yiiadmin&skin=2&btn-skin=101&share=1&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0&rtl=0“A bad worker blames his tools,” my mother used to tell me. And bad leaders, it seems, blame the consequences of their bad policies on tools. A case in point is London mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposal to ban cars in certain areas of his city after Tuesday morning’s suspected Houses of Parliament terrorist attack.

In that incident, 29-year-old Sudanese Muslim immigrant Salih Khater injured three people after he crashed his vehicle into cyclists and pedestrians and then into the barriers lining the Houses of Parliament. So, of course, the solution is to ban cars. As Politico reports:

[Mayor] Khan told BBC radio that making certain areas only available to pedestrians would provide more safety to both citizens and buildings in the surrounding area. But he also said the city would need to ensure people “don’t lose one important thing about our democracy: People having an access to parliamentarians, people being able to lobby parliament and being able to come and visit parliament.”

“I think there would be lots of challenges if we would do the whole square. It is a thoroughfare for cars, vehicles and commercial deliveries going through London,” he said. “So it’s possible to have a designed solution … in keeping our buildings and people as safe as we can do. And also not losing what is so wonderful about our city that is a vibrant democracy, people can walk around safely.”

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Actually, what would provide even more safety to people is to ban people. I mean, people won’t be hurt by people if there are no people around.

In reality, Khan doesn’t have to worry about losing the “wonderful” opportunity to walk around safely in London. It has already been lost. Earlier this year the city surpassed NYC in homicides for the first time in two centuries, the result of a crime wave that prompted a British doctor to describe the metropolis as being like an “Afghan war zone.”

This is despite the U.K.’s strict gun-control laws, which, since they, amazingly, didn’t eliminate sin, have been followed by knife control. (As the Federalist put it, in London, “guns don’t kill people, knives do.” Having said this, gun crime recently increased 42 percent in London, too.) In fact, earlier this year Mayor Khan announced a knife crackdown and tweeted, “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife.”

I don’t know. Ever hear of a picnic?

Khan continued, “Anyone who does [carry] will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”

Interestingly, the U.K. has also been the scene of 2,000 acid attacks in less than three years, with 15 a week occurring in London alone. And, writes the Express, “There is speculation that gangs are turning to acid over knives or guns as possession is so hard to monitor.” Britain’s solution? Propose limiting sulphuric acid purchases and banning the sale of corrosive substances to minors.

Of course, it’s thoroughly “racist” to point out (even though “Muslim” isn’t a race) that this crime wave correlates with the huge influx of Islamic migrants into the U.K., that knife attacks may be increasing because using cutting instruments (i.e., swords, knives) for violence is proscribed in the Koran, and that acid attacks are a thing in parts of the Muslim world.

As FrontPage Mag’s Daniel Greenfield relates, Britain now has one of the world’s highest acid-attack rates, with these assaults most prevalent in Muslim heavy neighborhoods. “There were 84 acid attacks in what has been dubbed ‘The Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets,’” writes Greenfield. “Also, entirely by coincidence, [Muslim] Bangladesh has the highest rate of acid attacks in the world,” he continues. “But if anyone suggests that these two statistics are related, the Met police will investigate them for hate crimes.”

That’s no joke, either. While fewer than five percent of robberies in London are solved, “hate speech” violations are still prioritized, with arrests for such up in some U.K. areas 900 percentsince 2014. In fact, there’s talk of sending flashy British politician Boris Johnson in for “diversity training” after he made negative comments about the Islamic face veil.

There’s no word, however, on whether he’ll be allowed to drive a car.


Media hypocrites and #MeToo cowards are giving Keith Ellison a PASS over HIS sex abuse allegations

(National SentinelPathetic: Nothing says ‘cowardice’ and ‘hypocrisy’ quite like silence from the establishment media and the liberal #MeToo movement when it comes to who they attack and who they leave alone regarding credible allegations of sexual abuse by a public figure.

CNN spent hours upon hours covering the allegations surrounding Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, when he was accused by former wrestlers for looking the other way as an Ohio State wrestling coach for years as the team physician allegedly fondled them. One of those accusers has since backed off his claims, by the way.

But now that Democratic National Committee co-chair Rep. Keith Ellison, who is black, a Muslim radical, and running for Minnesota attorney general (not even kidding) has been accused of sexual abuse by at least two women, silence.

We’re hearing the same thing from the hypocrites in the #MeToo movement: Nothing.

The Daily Caller reports:

Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison is facing accusations that he abused his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, a liberal activist for Sierra club.

Ellison just won the Minnesota Democratic primary election for attorney general on Tuesday, this despite the claims made against him.

Ellison is denying the accusations, but in the #MeToo era, innocent until proven guilty doesn’t really exist for men, unless of course, they’re Democrats.

So where’s the outrage?!Great question. We’re guessing that our readers know the answer to it: Sexual abuse is excusable if pointing it out would hurt a black Muslim Democrat


Here’s the Letter 1,400 Google Workers Sent Leadership in Protest of Censored Search Engine for China

Photo: Eric Risberg (AP)

Following similar action against secretive AI drone imaging program for the U.S. military, Project Maven, Googlers are once again organizing internally to push back against their leadership—this time around a project dubbed Dragonfly, the proposed search product the company intends to build for the Chinese market in accordance with government-mandated censorship.

The letter, first reported on by the New York Times earlier today, makes several demands for transparency, most bluntly stated as, “Google employees need to know what we’re building.” Outrage stems both from the nature of Dragonfly—a product that some employees feel violates the AI Principles—and that many employees only learned about the search product’s existence from news reports, rather than their own bosses.

Google employees write in the letter that, “we do not have the information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment” and, as a result, urge leadership to provide “more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes.”

We’ve reached out to Google and will update when we hear back.

Google previously exited the Chinese market in 2010 over the state’s regulations and concerns of state-sponsored cyberattacks against the company. It is not currently clear when, if ever, Dragonfly will launch in the country.

Gizmodo has obtained the letter from a source with knowledge of the situation, which can be read in its entirety below (emphasis theirs):

Our industry has entered a new era of ethical responsibility: the choices we make matter on a global scale. Yet most of us only learned about project Dragonfly through news reports [in] early August. Dragonfly is reported to be an effort to provide Search and personalized mobile news to China, in compliance with Chinese government censorship and surveillance requirements. Eight years ago, as Google pulled censored web search out of China, Sergey Brin explained the decision, saying: “in some aspects of [government] policy, particularly with respect to censorship, with respect to surveillance of dissidents, I see some earmarks of totalitarianism.” Dragonfly and Google’s return to China raise urgent moral and ethical issues, the substance of which we are discussing elsewhere.

Here, we address an underlying structural problems: currently we do not have the information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment. That the decision to build Dragonfly was made in secret, and progressed even with the AI Principles in place makes clear that the Principles alone are not enough. We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we’re building.

In the face of these significant issues, we, the undersigned, are calling for a Code Yellow addressing Ethics and Transparency, asking leadership to work with employees to implement concrete transparency and oversight processes, including the following:

1. An ethics review structure that includes rank and file employee representatives;

2. The appointment of ombudspeople, with meaningful input into their selection;

3. A clear plan for transparency sufficient to enable Googlers an individual ethical choice about what they work on; and

4. The publication of “ethical test cases”; an ethical assessment of Dragonfly, Maven ,and Airgap GCP with respect to the AI Principle; and regular, official, internally visible communications and assessments regarding any new areas of substantial ethical concern.


Bryan Menegus

Senior reporter


Clinton WH Staffers Got Stuck With Omarosa Too, and Their Stories Are Horrible


If she wanted another 15 minutes of fame, former reality television star and White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman certainly got it. But this time it’s Clinton White House staffers granting it to the “Apprentice Villain.”

She’s already been publicly called out about a number of claims in her book, “Unhinged,” by various people she has mentioned in it. Thus far, they have all accused her of lying about what they said or did.

Some may claim that it is all just GOP or White House retaliation for her spilling the dirt on the current administration and her former boss. But the facts point to something else.

Manigault-Newman rose to fame in large part due to her appearances on the “Apprentice” franchise, hosted by now-President Donald Trump, prior to his election. Former cast-mate, journalist Piers Morgan, had nothing kind to say about her character:

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CNN political analyst April Ryan has also claimed Manigault-Newman is a liar and referenced her “crazy behavior.”

In February 2017, Ryan accused Manigualt-Newman of physically intimidating her. In response, Manigualt-Newman said Ryan was just trying to drum up book sales, according to Heavy. Then, when Manigualt-Newman began promoting her own book, Ryan unleashed on her, with her teeth-baring tweet going viral:

And now former Clinton White House staffers have been added to the fray, according to The Daily Caller. One significant thing noted is that while previously working for the Clinton administration, she went through four jobs in two years.

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The reason, in part, appears to be a poor work ethic. Citing The New York Times, The Daily Caller wrote that under her desk was 13 months’ worth of mail to Vice President Al Gore, all unanswered.

Gore’s former office administrator, Mary Margaret Overbey, stated that Manigault-Newman “was the worst hire we ever made.”

But it gets worse.

Citing People, The Daily Caller reported that a former staffer complained that everyone else found themselves “in trouble” because Manigault-Newman “didn’t do her job.”

Manigault-Newman was transferred from one job to another, not lasting long in any of them. She eventually landed at the Commerce Department, where she also experienced a short tenure.

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There she was apparently so “disruptive” and “unqualified” that she had to be “removed.” It was so bad there that one fellow staffer reportedly “wanted to slug her.”

The Daily Caller added that Manigualt-Newman has also “reportedly embellished her job titles, tasks, and work performance on her resume.” A Howard University spokesperson even publicly denied that Manigualt-Newman had ever been a professor there.

The ongoing onslaught of public claims against Manigualt-Newman’s credibility sheds serious doubt on not just her as an individual, but her book, as well. That being said, given how easy it appears for some to “fail up” and the rampant spread of Trump Derangement Syndrome, it is unlikely she will suffer professionally because of the claims made against her.

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In 1940, America launched an embargo against Japan. In 1941, Japan responded with a surprise attack on America’s Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Fast forward to today. America could be in a similar situation against even more dangerous foes.

President Trump has made sanctions a cornerstone of his foreign policy. This includes “maximum pressure” against North Korea, a reinstatement of sanctions against Iran, and—in a similar manner—substantially higher tariffs on Chinese goods.

Trump just put new sanctions on Russia, too—awfully bold for a leader ostensibly beholden to Vladimir Putin. Reports indicate that these sanctions are a significant escalation and may include “downgrading diplomatic relations, suspending the state airline Aeroflot’s ability to fly to the United States and cutting off nearly all exports and imports.”

A Corrective to Appeasement
This is a sharp break from previous American policy. President Clinton, despite facing ongoing nefarious Kremlin activities, gave the Kremlin billions of U.S. tax dollars. President Bush was too busy chasing Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri (the latter being one Bush never could catch) to give due attention to bigger players. President Obama pursued a pro-Kremlin line which meant bringing Russia into the World Trade Organization, a “reset button,” and greater “flexibility” to downgrade U.S. missile defenses in Europe after his reelection.

Trump’s sanctions are a correction to Obama’s naïve policy of appeasement that emboldened American adversaries into ever more dangerous, degenerate, and subversive activities.

As a correction, however, they are also a significant change, and these countries will get a chance to respond. It’s not clear that Putin, Xi, Khamenei, and Kim are all on board meekly to give in.

Who Has More to Lose?
The problem is if they—or even just one of them—responds as Japan did in 1941, when facing similar pressure, it’s not at all clear that America is prepared to handle the consequences.

Most Americans prefer to assume that an attack from these adversarial countries is impossible. But the reasoning to justify this assumption is often nothing more than a collection of rationalizations to avoid thinking about something scary. That’s not a good basis for national security.

The thought leaders in Washington, D.C, who consistently have gotten just about everything on foreign policy wrong, argue that China won’t become involved in a serious war because it would hurt their economic self-interest. But China is Communist. General Secretary Xi recently affirmed this when he gave a long homage to Karl Marx for his 200th birthday. These are not people known for making the most enlightened decisions.

Iran supposedly can’t attack America because it means America will kill the mullahs. But that fails to consider matters from their perspective. They are hurtling towards regime change and face the prospect of being strung up by the neck. Who knows what theocratic mullahs will do under the circumstances. Maybe they’ll consider it their religious duty to attack America before they depart this world for Allah. Maybe they think they can draw Russia or China in to their defense. Maybe they will try to frame someone.

Iran could surprise Americans with how much damage they can cause. If Iran has terror cells in America and they destroy just nine key interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer then America could be blacked out for 18 months.

Russia supposedly can’t attack America because civilization would end. Actually, only Americans think that. The Kremlin has planned extensively for war. They may think they can launch a nuclear Pearl Harbor and win.

Lights Out
Here is possibly the scariest reason why an attack may come. North Korea could actually beat America in a war.

If North Korea detonates a single nuclear warhead miles above America they would cause an electromagnetic pulse that destroys America’s electric grid, putting America in a prolonged blackout, and ending America as it’s known today. America’s EMP Commission has reported that 90 percent of Americans could die in such an attack.

North Korea may have that capability already.

They launched two satellites into orbit which the Obama administration ignored. The Kim regime claimsthey are part of a program to explore the moon. Expert Peter Pry and his colleagues, however, warn that given the satellites’ altitude, size, and trajectory right over the heartland of America, they could easily hold nuclear bombs and pose an immediate and existential danger to Americans.

It is not safe to assume that the American government has accounted for each of these possibilities. Remember, the American military answered to Clinton, Bush, and Obama. The Department of Defense remains riddled with Obama holdovers.

To be clear, Trump is not causing this potential conflict today. All of these countries have been pushing America for a long time. Trump just started pushing back. If they escalate yet again it would be their moral responsibility entirely.

More important than moral responsibility though is the actual outcome. Pushing back against nuclear-armed tyrants is dangerous. Are Americans ready? Is Mattis ready? Is the American electric grid ready? It wouldn’t be so easy to come back from a modern Pearl Harbor.

Kryon ~ About Predictions

Posted by spiritlibrary

By Lee Carroll

To help the reader, this channelling has been revisited [by Lee and Kryon] to provide even clearer understanding. Sometime information is even added or condensed. Often what happens live has implied energy within it, which carries a kind of communication that the printed page does not. So enjoy this enhanced message given in Nanaimo.

Greetings, dear ones, I am Kryon of Magnetic Service. The threshold that my partner just passed [Lee went into channel] is one you may feel. It’s the same voice, but the energy, for those who can feel it, is vastly different. This threshold opens a door. It is a door in what you have called “the field”, where there is no time, no space and not an actual “place”. It just is. It’s here with every single one of you, and that is where I am as well.

Some say, “The field is the other side of the veil.” Some say, “The field is a magic place where your soul can go and relax for a little while before it comes back.” Some say, “It’s God.” All of these descriptions are correct, because in this hero’s journey that my partner has described today, each of you has that place in the field. So through this door that has been opened with intent, and through something that is happening in this room, a togetherness, a confluence of energy begins. It is something that can be measured – a coherence of thought and heart is starting to meld together where it’s safe. It’s safe for a few minutes here. This won’t last long, this message. But it’s a safe place to be.

Some of you have constructed a box around your belief that says, “Bring on the scientists. Get on with this!” [Lee is in a science conference] I know who you are, dear one, as you sit impatiently through this spiritual portion. Then I tell you again that there is just as much love for you as any other Human on this planet. There are as many angelic, if you want to call them that, beautiful soul energies around you as anyone. It doesn’t matter how you receive this message, or even if you wanted it. Spirit respects the fact that you have the free choice to examine these things the way you want to. Some of you will say, “Well, I really don’t want to go into the full esoteric at the moment.” Dear one, you don’t have to. But let me ask you this: What if the things I say next start to ring true? What if they are filled with logic? What would it hurt to open your box of belief for just a moment and listen and weigh and examine? Get ready, because you’re going to need it, for what I am about to tell you I also told about 300 people earlier in the week [an earlier group meeting].

A few days ago, there was a handshake and that handshake was with the President of the United States and the leader of North Korea. This handshake was something that was far from expected a few months ago. In fact, it’s beyond all odds – all odds – that this would ever take place! I want to tell you about this, because you are going to start to understand the mechanics of prediction. The reason? I told you years ago about the potential of the handshake.

“I am a channeller,” my partner says. “I channel Kryon,” my partner says. But what my partner has really learned to do is to put himself away and dip into the field with purity. This allows him to see differently and contact that who is Kryon, a friend in the field, and then to report to you what’s perceived there. Predictions are not magic. Predictions are not future fortune-telling. You can’t do that, dear ones; no one can do that. The reason? Because Human nature has free choice. Free choice creates trillions of free decisions daily. There is no “known” future. But there are a vast number of strong potentials based on what free choice is doing at the moment.

I want to take you back to March 2012 in Dallas, Texas. The channellings that I refer to now are documented, printed, available, and ready for you to read and find. [on this very web page] My partner documents them all and places them on his website. Some of you already know that I spoke about two strong potentials in that channeling, which would now seem to be predictions (since they happened). But they weren’t. These things were potentials based upon that which was already happening in the field.

The first item: I told you that you would have a new pope soon. Thirteen months later, the planet received one. We told you that new pope would be a wild card in that he would come with unexpected energies. The old pope didn’t even die, if you noticed. In fact, he’s still with you! Instead, something happened that was beyond expectation, and you heard it from a chair just like the one I’m in now. That’s not predicting, dear ones, because that was in the field. It was already something in progress with a potential. Did you hear that? In progress with a potential.

The second thing I told you about was this: There’s a 50% chance that the new leader of North Korea, the son, would not follow in the footsteps of his father. I told you there was a 50% chance of this. Then I started itemizing the reasoning why this might make sense, especially to the Korean leader. I then told you it might take a long time if it manifested at all. I told you the problems would be within the old advisors for his father’s family. He had to tread slowly and lightly to do something against all odds. This will all come out someday because of the handshake.

Here was the potential or the prediction of what might happen: Those who had the machine guns in the DM zone would drop them, because this North Korean leader would unify the two Koreas. There would be no nuclear weapons in his land and there would be the beginning of abundance for his people. His people and the world would then give him something he had always wanted and was imbued with from birth – the desire for accolades and more accolades. Like his father before him, he was the premier egotist, and this would be the unexpected way to create a world at his feet. That’s what I said. Then I said, “Watch for it, but don’t be anxious.” I talked about that in 2013, and five more times since then. In August 2017, I itemized my advice for him, point by point. The advice that I gave followed the potentials that were there and those were the very points in the handshake this week in June of 2018.

Now, you tell me what happened. “Kryon, you’re going to be famous because you predicted these things!” Dear ones, all I did was look into a field that is being shown to you today [by the scientists at the conference]. And all I did was to show you the potentials that were already there. In other words, he was thinking about these things and talking to others behind the scenes about them. No matter what his advisors told him right up to the brink of sending his missiles, he was always thinking that there might be another way that would gain him ultimate fame. Dear ones, this has been in progress since his father died! Therefore, it was in the field, but not a given, dear ones – a potential.

Next, I want to show you the bias of humanity at this time, something I have spoken of many times. This potential of the handshake is amazing, and it has started to be manifested. What should the reaction be to something that deflects the potential of war, or saves thousands lives? Instead of joy or amazement or celebration, Humans go for the reverse: It can’t happen. It’s a trick. It’s a bad deal.

I want you to start reading the reactions of the press. I want you to read the reactions even from the South Koreans. They said, “Well, we know North Koreans, and that’s never going to happen. We know who they are, and we know their nature. Because in the past, they never performed what they said they would. So it’s a joke.” That is a quote from a South Korean. “It’s a joke.”

What happened to this comment? “Isn’t this a beautiful potential? Look at this amazing thing – against all odds!” Now, your free press, the reporting segment of our culture, has decided not only to report it, but to let you know it’s probably not going to happen! They say: “Nay. Maybe yes, maybe no. We’ll see. We expect the worse.” And this continues and continues, and all it shows you is the monstrous bias of the dark side that wants to pull anything good back to what the past gave to you.

In Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, the hero always believes that they will move toward the goal. They are not steeped in the past, nor are they invested in dark things. Humanity has crossed the threshold into the unknown when it passed 2012, but carries with it the burden of an old, dark Human nature. What would the heroic old soul say about what is taking place? “Let them all spin the dark all they want to, but we got to see something against all odds and it was in the field – in the field! Send them light so they may very well do what the handshake was all about.”

Dear ones, it is not naive to expect good things in the future, if you are actively sending light there and shaping a reality that you can actually visualize.

Let me tell you what else is in the field. Two things: These are going to be things that exist now in the field and they are upcoming potentials. The reason I give you these potentials is so if they happen, just like the handshake, you might believe a little more in this process.

There will come a time when Big Pharma will fall over because of a growing higher consciousness of the public. [Applause in the audience] There is a consciousness growing here that begins to have a new respect for each other, so that abuse of women will no longer be tolerated. Things that never happened before will begin happening, like bishops and cardinals resigning. [All 34 bishops in the Catholic Church resigned May 2018 after the new wild card pope called them on their reaction to child abuse for years by their colleagues.] All the things my partner brought today [in the seminar] are actually happening now. Why should some of these drug companies fail? Because there will be a strong reaction from your general public when they realize there are companies that have policies that would keep a Human sick or let him die for money. [Applause in the audience] It would be unconscionable, and the potential grows stronger daily that it’s going to happen. The trigger? It’s coming. When it does, that industry will be in trouble. Not all pharma is this way, dear ones – understand this – but the ones who are will fall.

I want you to watch Iran. It’s not like the isolation of North Korea. It’s hooked to a major belief system and to Middle Eastern history. It’s hooked to a major person with control, and it is tied into the grand problem of the Middle East and especially Israel. Things will start to change. Watch this. It’s in the field. It’s being discussed and there are “wild cards” coming.

Let me close with this: I’m going to give you the same concept that I gave those few on their way to the beautiful garden a few days ago [channelling on the way to Butchart Gardens in Vancouver Island]. There are things in your field for you that will save your life unless you look back and say, “Impossible!” Some of you have an old habit where you look at your life and say, “Well, for others, but not for me.” Sometimes you pull on your old logic and further say, “Well, it’s never happened before, so why should it happen now?” Dear ones, that exactly reflects the earlier teaching of the day. Don’t let the past predict your future. If you do, then you are actually creating your own demise.

What is in the field for you? What is it you can see and imagine? Have you heard this question from the scientists this week – not a channeller, but the scientists? Did you hear that the visualization of your health from your consciousness goes inside and is seen by your own cellular structure? Does this science sound like Kryon? Did you hear that the field is there to push it forward? Do you believe in homeopathy? Do you see how it works? For example, you have a tincture that is too small to be recognized by any part of the body as a chemical change, yet the body sees the signal from the tincture and corrects the issue! Dear one, homeopathy is not something unknown on the planet. It’s everywhere! So understand this: The principles of homeopathy are NOT homeopathic principles. They are Universal principles of the field.

So, how about consciousness homeopathy? What’s the difference between putting a tincture together to create a signal for healing and life extension or putting strong consciousness together that does the same? This is here and already has been proven. It’s just means changing the mechanics a little. With the new energy that I have told you is here, and the amount of love that is pouring to you that is greater than ever before because of what you’re doing, old soul, this is doable for you. More than doable. It awaits manifestation.

What did you come here for? Perhaps there are issues – I know who’s here. Perhaps there are issues that you have been working on a long time? Did you know that in the field, for you, they are already corrected and solved? Did you know that some of the situations you’re in, which seem untenable, are solved? The “Woe is me, what am I going to do?” is being heard, dear ones, and is correctable. It’s such an elegant solution if you want it. It assigns consciousness the role of a homeopathic remedy, like property. Premise: If you expect it, see it, and claim it, it’s real. If you cognize it, it belongs to you. It’s there. It has your name on it. But nothing is going to happen unless you rise above the fray of an old consciousness that says, “It can’t be.” Yes, it can!

With this particular group of old souls, dear ones, I tell you you’re here for one reason: You’re here to hear the science of consciousness. Every single process and every single chart and every single word you’re going to hear supports what I just said to you. Don’t even begin to separate the spiritual from the scientific. Your studies into the science of the way things work, are the studies of God, who designed it and made it work. Use your consciousness to go to places you haven’t been before, whether you like channeling or not. Understand that there is room for the love of God and science as well. So we say for this weekend, until you hear from me tomorrow evening, “Let the science begin!” [Let the conference continue]

And so it is.



The Heart of the Triple Eclipse Portal is Now Behind Us, Part 2

By Carol Anne Ciocco


With the August 11 Super New Moon Eclipse, two triple lunar portals closed at the same time: 

(1) The Triple Super New Moon Portal (read Part 1)
(2) The Triple Eclipse Portal 

These movements of energy show cycles within cycles and a beautifully choreographed overture of overlapping energetic transformation gateways. With this post we will look at the Triple Eclipse Portal.


The August 11th Partial Solar Eclipse was the last of 3 eclipses spanning July and August 2018. The others occurred on July 12 (which was a Partial Solar Eclipse and Super New Moon) and July 27 (which was a Total Lunar Eclipse full moon)



Eclipses come in pairs – unless they are a triplicity as this portal was. Each eclipse set is like a set of parentheses. A Triple Eclipse Portal is especially powerful in this regard. The energy arc goes something like this:

(1) The first eclipse is the opening parenthesis – THE WORD GOES FORTH. (July 12)

(2) The middle eclipse is the heart, between the two brackets – THE BEATING HEART RHYTHM PULSES OUTWARD (July 27)

(3) The last eclipse is the closing parenthesis – THE WORD DESCENDS (Aug 11)

So the question is: What did the tri-eclipse entity have to say?

What are the parting words of the eclipse portal of the Summer 2018 for you?



The energies of Mars and Pluto characterized the Heart of the Triple Eclipse Portal.

(1) The solar eclipse that opened the 3-eclipse arc had a remarkable connection with Pluto; and

(2) Mars – closer right now than it has been since 2003 (and 60,000 years before that!) – was deeply present at the CORE of the entire summer: the July 27 Total Lunar Eclipse.

Mars and Pluto are associated with the lower chakras, ie our lower nature. Specifically the unintegrated dark within us, and the desire for war. Of course these energies can and ARE used on higher levels.

Combined with the 3 Dark/Super moons within this portal, however, it is very likely we interacted with our dark side or some sort of unintegrated shadow aspect somewhere in life. We saw the drama played out on the world stage in stark detail in the swirl of these energies when they are used UNCONSCIOUSLY.

When used consciously, which I’m sure many many of you reading this did, it was about learning to manage our energy, thinking up a new plan of inspired action, aligning our real-world goals with our spiritual nature, and channeling anger/war into assertiveness/ harmony.

Pluto’s presence was especially poignant here as it opened the portal and set the tone. Pluto at its highest level is about EVOLUTION, spiritual evolution. It’s the process of caterpillar to butterfly. You may be in the middle of such a process right now.

We are still in the midst of both Mercury and Mars Retrograde right now (until August 19 and August 27 respectively) so things will make more sense at that time.

In the meantime we can keep it simple: what do you feel excited, joyful and happy about right now that most likely you weren’t conscious of one month ago?

What makes your heart sing, and fires you up for the future? It can be a seemingly small theme. Pull the thread. Think of ONE THING (or more if the energy is flowing for you). This is your gift from the portal. And who needs more than that? 🙂



Free yourself from the limitations others have placed on you.

Two of the three eclipses in the portal were along the Leo Aquarius axis in the zodiac. The July 27 Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon activated a trajectory of futuristic possibilities which will unfurl themselves over the next two years (and 18 years ultimately).

You may have had a flash of the future, as you want it to be, or as you see it coming and DON’T want it to be. Or maybe you received an idea for a change/changes you would like to make. Put a pin in that. Again, when the retrogrades end at the end of August we will have much more clarity.

Leo is associated with the self, the shining self. Aquarius is the sign of the group and your place as an equal member, in a circle of democracy. Both are interested in the ways that we each are UNIQUE.

Importantly, Aquarius needs to be free and will NOT be fettered. It’s time to unshackle yourself from the limitations and expectations others have placed on you. Life is short. Do your own thing! Make a commitment to this now. Set your intention to be YOU, no matter what.



Hey, maybe you have a vague recollection of this but probably not: remember how last August there was oh I don’t know some sort of like major big deal eclipse over the United States?

There may have been like media hype for weeks as well as millions of posts by astrologers like me flooding your newsfeed and inbox. Remember that?

Remember when you wore those funny glasses and stared up at the sky for a few hours or minutes and ooh’ed and ahh’d?

Yep THAT happened – one year ago – on August 21, 2017. We called it THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE. It was a totally powerful totally spectacular totally solar eclipse!

At this anniversary, I am thinking about how that eclipse affected the United States because its pathway cut the country in half – from coast to coast, Oregon to South Carolina.

Total Solar Eclipses bring big change to the countries they visit. Those of us living here are swept up in that change as it continues to unfold – literally for the 18 years going forward. It’s pretty HOT in its expression.

So anyway, heads up — there is another GREAT AMERICAN TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE coming to the United States – in2024. These two powerful eclipses are 7 years apart.

The 2024 eclipse cuts a path across the entire US also but not the same path: it makes an X when combined with the 2017 eclipse. X MARKS THE SPOT.

But wait there’s more! There are actually THREE United States Eclipses spanning the first half of the 21st century – the third one occurring in 2045. This is quite telling.

The massive change that the United States and her citizens are embroiled in now will continue to unfold apace during the 28-year arc of the decade-spanning USA TRIPLE ECLIPSE PORTAL. By 2024 things will be very different here. And by 2045, it will be a completely new ball game.



A Look Ahead: here are the dates of the Summer of 2018 Triple Eclipse Portal as I conceive of it. Notice the TRIPLICITIES. 3x3x3. Three is a very sacred number. The power of the Trinity wove a thread through the entire fabric of this transformative experience.

(1) June 13 – Super New Moon (1)
(2) June 21 – Tropic of Cancer Solstice
(3) June 26-28 – Mars Rx/Full Moon

(1) July 12 – Super New Moon (2)
(3) Aug 11 – Super New Moon (3)

<we are here>

(1) Aug 19-27 – Merc+Mars Direct/Full Moon
(2) Sept 6-9 – New Moon
(3) Sept 18-21 – Equinox/Harvest Moon

OCTOBER 6 – full integration of the Portal
And a new project begins! (Venus+MercRx)
Lasting through the December Solstice

NOVEMBER will be full of magic!

Take care! 

Carol Anne Ciocco

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https://lovehaswon.org/lovehaswon-special-message-the-31st-anniversary-of-the-harmonic-convergence-the-grand-shift/     We are approaching the 31st anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence, which took place on August 16-17th, 1987.


Do you know what you’d do with a trillion dollars? Would you buy a fleet of private jets or dune buggies or maybe dine on gold-plated chicken wings? Or would you just withdraw a huge pile of cash and burn it for fun?

Some sums of money are so large, they defy imagination: a trillion dollars is just shy of Mexico’s gross domestic product. So, for some perspective: to accrue a billion dollars on the median US household income of just under $60,000 would take more than 16,000 years, assuming you spent none of it. To make a trillion would take you over 16 million years.

Apple recently became the first US-listed company with a market value of $1 trillion. So how long will it be before an individual passes the same milestone, and what will they have to do to get so filthy rich?

Been there, done that: maybe we’ve already had the first trillionaire

Hyperinflation produced plenty of trillionaires in Zimbabwe 10 years ago, but in a currency so worthless that a Z$100 billion note would cover just one trip on a public bus it’s probably fair to say they don’t count.

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Rampant hyperinflation led Zimbabwe to introduce a Z$100 trillion note in 2009, which at the time was worth about US$30 (Credit: Alamy)

There’s a better case, however, for ancient kings, financiers and kleptocrats. Estimating their wealth is very tricky, but a few consistently make the list. Malian king Mansa Musa possessed so much gold that his wealth was simply beyond comprehension.

Other rulers, both in the middle ages and in antiquity had enormous wealth, but it’s tough to gauge exactly how much. Stanford historian Ian Morris estimated Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar’s fortune at about $4.6 trillion, although he admits these estimates need to be taken with a fistful of salt.

“Today even people like you and me can watch TV, use the Internet or wander into Boots or Walgreens and buy drugs like Viagra or Prozac that Roman emperors would have given their hind teeth for. In a way, we’re richer than Augustus, and yet in other ways he was rich on a scale that makes Donald Trump look like he’s on minimum wage,” he says.

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Mansa Musa is said to have gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324 with an entourage of 60,000 people (Credit: Getty Images)

Putting people out of work with machines

Many futurists think the first trillionaire will make their fortune from innovations that make today’s technology seem a little ancient. Artificial intelligence (AI) has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years, and its potential applications could touch almost every corner of our lives. Businesses are investing heavily, and at least one billionaire think it’s a solid bet.

“I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives and applies it in ways we never thought of,” businessman and Shark Tank host Mark Cuban told the SXSW Conference last year.

Imagine a new AI-engineered drug that can significantly prolong human lifespan or cure Alzheimer’s… that would surely result in massive wealth – Martin Ford

But how exactly will AI create tycoons? There are many possibilities. “Machine learning is already being used for drug discovery and design. Imagine a new AI-engineered drug that can significantly prolong human lifespan or cure Alzheimer’s… that would surely result in massive wealth,” says futurist Martin Ford, the author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future.

The danger, though, is that there’s a trillion-dollar fortune in killing off jobs. Why hire a human if a machine can do the same work without demanding pay, holidays or health insurance? A smaller workforce doing the same work could mean that even more money floats to the top. The consultancy McKinsey estimates that AI could eliminate as many as 800 million jobs.

These fears and challenges have certain parallels in the 19th Century. Like today’s era of digital transformation, the industrial revolution fuelled a massive shift in the economy and made some people enormously rich. Cornelius Vanderbilt made a fortune from railway and shipping, while John D Rockefeller made his fortune in oil and was possibly America’s first billionaire (although this is disputed) while car maker Henry Ford was the second. Adjusting for inflation, all were arguably wealthier than Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos is today (but again, comparisons need to be treated with caution).

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Someone who harnesses the power of AI could transform the global economy and become very wealthy, but such change isn’t without its risks (Credit: Getty Images)

Exactly how this century’s potentially wrenching economic transformation will play out is up for debate. Some believe that it will simply shift the focus of work (much like the industrial revolution before it) and we’ll simply end up doing different types of jobs. Others feel the shift might be more fundamental, and it might leave some workers permanently jobless as AI improves and takes over an increasing number of roles. And it’s difficult to predict how quickly things will change.

“That is definitely a strong possibility if the AI is leveraged for job automation (something that seems inevitable),” says Martin Ford. “On the other hand, if the wealth generation results primarily from leveraging AI in financial markets or in biotechnology, then the impact on labour markets might be less immediate – but probably still inevitable once the technology scales across other industries.”


The crypto world is full of bloviating evangelists and pump-and-dump scammers. But it has made a diverse group of people rich in a very short time. Forbes compiled a list in early February, which suggested there were at least a few potential billionaires, including the Winklevoss twins and the founder of Ripple (XRP), Chris Larsen – who, at the peak of the crypto craze, briefly became one of the world’s richest men, according to the New York Times and other US media.

“There’s a lot of creative people figuring out how to monetise this, in lots of ways we never anticipated in the past,” says Thomas Frey, a futurist who has written extensively about the industries that will create the first trillionaire. “There’s so much activity in that space right now. And there’s so many people involved, that there’s potential for it to scale quickly.”

Bitcoin made the most headlines, with growth of 1,318% during 2017, but it wasn’t even near the top of the list when it comes to rapid growth. Other well-known cryptocurrencies like Litecoin and Ethereum grew faster, while Ripple (XRP) grew 36,018% in the same period meaning $100 invested in Ripple in January 2017 would have grown to over $36,000 by the start of 2018. With such strong returns, it’s easy to see how investors could get rich very quickly if they cashed out.

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Many who jumped on the crypto bandwagon made mind-boggling gains in 2017 – and came back down to earth with a bump this year (Credit: Getty Images)

Any victory could be fleeting though. Cryptocurrencies have been shown to be exceptionally volatile. When Forbes created its list earlier this year, it was out of date before it went to print, with many of the wealthiest (like the Winklevosses) slipping below the billion-dollar line before publication.

So, the first trillionaire could be a rich and reckless tycoon making a huge casino-style bet on a cryptocurrency and getting lucky. But Thomas Frey says anyone who reaches the twelve-figures threshold this way might only stay in the stratosphere for a day or two before gravity teaches them a lesson.

Moon rock tycoons

The world has limited natural resources such as oil or diamonds but our appetite for them seems to be ever-increasing. That’s particularly true for some metals that are found in electronic components. And if we can’t find what we need on earth, maybe someone could make a fortune finding them elsewhere.

The most valuable asteroids could hide deposits worth more than $100 trillion

According to website Asterank, which estimates the mineral and profit potential of known asteroids, there are many fortunes to be won out in space. The most valuable asteroids could hide deposits worth more than $100 trillion.

“The space resources market is an untapped market and it will certainly be a lucrative one, so a large opportunity exists, especially for early investors,” according to Takeshi Hakamada, the founder and CEO of ispace, a company that hopes to settle on the moon and eventually profit from it too.

The problem, of course, is that it’s extremely expensive to recover these riches. Plenty of companies have gone broke digging for gold here on earth, so the financial risk of trying the same in space is clear. But Hakamada says there’s a longer game. Resource extraction is just the first step in creating an entire economy in space.

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Companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin are racing to unlock the economic potential of the final frontier (Credit: Getty Images)

“Resource utilisation will just be the starting point to open up other market opportunities in space. Once resources are identified – enabling people to live and work on the Moon – industries will be able to consider the Moon as an extension of their business on Earth,” he says.

The fountain of youth

Immortality has long been a human dream, and it has been the subject of any number of experiments, both mainstream and eccentric. A few people have had themselves cryogenically frozen, in case medical science catches up with whatever killed them.

Big players are already looking into other solutions. Google has funded a billion-dollar research group called Calico, which studies the ageing process and focuses on “moonshot” life-extending solutions.

The demand is fairly obvious, and Thomas Frey says it’s easy to see how a cost-effective solution that offers immortality would scale-up in a very short time. Frey points out that if everyone on earth spent $10 a day on a pill to keep them alive, and continuing to take the pill was effectively a life-or-death decision, whoever made the pill would become astonishingly rich.

But the science is so new, and so untested that it’s difficult to figure out which techniques show promise and which ones don’t.

“It’s really hard to sort through all the junk out there, so to speak,” he says.

We’ve met the first trillionaire, but they’re not there yet

Let’s just say it: there’s a good chance the first trillionaire will be Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He has a fortune of more than $150bn, which means he has a $50bn head start over the next richest man, Bill Gates, who’s too busy giving away his money to catch up.

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With $156bn, Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person – taking the top spot from Bill Gates in October last year (Credit: Getty Images)

The business world is always fickle, and a bad week on the stock exchange could wipe out a lot of that money overnight. But at the moment, Amazon seems to be getting stronger. Entire sectors now tremble when Amazon announces it might move in on their turf. And its profits, for a long time far more modest than its colossal revenues, are improving.

One estimate suggests that Jeff Bezos would have to spend $28 million a day in order to avoid accumulating more wealth

Also, nothing is as effective at creating wealth as wealth itself. And one estimate suggests that Jeff Bezos would have to spend $28 million a day in order to avoid accumulating more wealth. Research by Oxfam has found that the wealth held by the super-rich since 2009 has increased by an average of 11% per year. If billionaires continue to secure these returns, we could see the world’s first trillionaire in 25 years. Not everyone buys this estimate, but the world’s wealthiest person would have to be a contender regardless.

Should we have trillionaires?

The argument in favour of massive wealth is that it’s a reward for innovators who fundamentally change the way we live, and usually for the better. A trillion-dollar fortune might come on the back of a large, efficient company that creates jobs and provides essential products and services. But will it really happen that way?

“Sure, wealth rewards to a certain extent talent and hard work. But to a large extent it doesn’t,” says Ana Caistor Arendar, the head of Oxfam’s inequality campaign.

Not every fortune is won off the back of innovation. Some of the rich inherit their wealth while others at least inherit a head-start. They have the means to avoid taxes more easily than the rest of us. Their companies sometimes pay low wages to people in developing countries. In short, she argues a trillion-dollar fortune could come at the expense of everyone else.

But it’s tricky to rein in massive wealth. In the middle of last century, the top marginal tax bracket reached 90% in the US, but in practice very few paid it because it focused on income rather than investments. And the rich hire good accountants who help them clutch onto as much of their money as they legally can.

Few governments have shown any real recent interest in revisiting these policies. Then again, the tremendous disparities of wealth of the gilded age spurred governments into action. Maybe governments will feel compelled to act as the super-rich claim an ever-larger share of the pie.

But if they don’t, then the first trillionaire might only be a matter of time.

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August 12, 2018

Most Powerful Special Counsel In America Sweeps Into Arkansas To Remove All Hillary Clinton Evidence And Move It To Washington

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A chilling new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today says this past week saw the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) twice send its “Doomsday Plane” to Little RockArkansas, where an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton has been ongoing—and whose top officials on this flight were the mysterious and powerful US Special Counsel John Huber and his former University of Utah law professor, and former US Federal JudgePaul Cassell—both of whom oversaw the placing onto this plane massive amounts of file boxes, after which they were flown back to Washington D.C..  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



According to this report, one of the foreign legal jurisdictions of the SVR is the continuous monitoring of the United States Continuity of Government Plan that would activate should nuclear war break out between the US and the Russian Federation—and which, as all US Presidents had done before him, President Obama signed numerous secret directives to update—one of which, in November, 2014, authorized the purchasing from American Airlines by the US military contracting company L-3 Communications Advanced Aviation LLC of a Boeing 757-200 aircraft—which L-3 Communications outfitted with electromagnetic pulse protections (EMP) thus earning its SVR designation as being a “Doomsday Plane” to be used during a nuclear conflict—and that, in March, 2015, was transferred to the ownership of the US Department of Justice and given the designation tail number of N119NA.


N119NA US Department of Justice Boeing 757-223(WL) @ Boise Air Terminal (BOI / KBOI) © Colin Moeser


With the SVR maintaining continuous satellite and electronic surveillance of all of the “Doomsday Planes” the United States would use in time of nuclear war to protect their most senior government officials and critical documents, this report details, it was noted by SVR analysts that the US Department of Justice used their “Doomsday Plane” to make two unexplained round trips from Washington D.C. to Little Rock,Arkansas this past week—with even many American citizens noting the mystery of these trips, such as John Basham, the Mayor of Reno-Parker CountyTexas, who, after returning home from a visit to Little Rock sent out a Tweet message stating: “Yesterday 8/8/18 The @TheJusticeDept had a Boeing 757-223 tail number N119NA in Little Rock, AR. A local radio station reported #DOJ employees were loading boxes of documents into the plane. Important to note @ClintonFdn located there… Thoughts?”.

The “thoughts” of SVR analysts as to what this “Doomsday Plane” was actually doing in Little Rock, this report explains, became more crystallized when they confirmed that the Department of Justice officials accompanying these flights were US Attorney John Huber, and former US Federal Judge Paul Cassell—both of whom are central investigators into what is known as the Uranium One Scandal that was centered in their State of Utah and alleges Hillary Clinton illegally traded to Russia up to 20% of America’s uranium stocks in exchange for her receiving up to $145 million—and whose truth of was verified this past February (2018) by FBI informant Douglas Campbell who told three US congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton ‘s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in US-Russian relations—that in Russia has long been considered as “normal business” when dealing with the Americans, but in the US is considered as a bribery crime.



Little known to the American people about Hillary Clinton and her Uranium One Scandal, this report explains, is that during the 2016 US presidential election, it was under intense investigation by FBI field offices in New YorkLos AngelesWashington, D.C., and Little Rock—but when criminal evidence committed by Hillary Clinton was presented by the FBI before top Justice Department officials, they were met with “stern and icy stares” and had their evidence outright dismissed—with one of the top level FBI officials participating in this meeting stating: “that was one of the weirdest meetings I’ve ever been to”.

Immediately after the Justice Department shot down the FBI’s criminal evidence against Hillary Clinton, this report notes, FBI Director James Comey then appointed Diane Upchurch to be the FBI’s agent-in-charge of Little Rock—and with Upchurch being the lieutenant of now disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, should have ended this investigation forever.


FBI Agent-In-Charge of Little Rock Field Office Diane Upchurch (above) appointed by FBI Director James Comey to end all Hillary Clinton investigations


Most unfortunately for Hillary Clinton, though, this report continues, Donald Trump won the US presidency instead of her—and who ordered a new FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s crimes to begin—and that Clinton’s chief spokesman, Nick Merrill, excoriated the FBI for re-opening the case, calling the probe “disgraceful” and suggesting it was nothing more than a political distraction from President Trump’s Russia controversies.

Far from Trump’s new investigation into Hillary Clinton being “disgraceful”, or a “political distraction”, however, this report notes, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, did, indeed, determine that both the FBI and Justice Department broke the law in their investigation of Clinton during the 2016 US presidential electionwith his findings then being referred for criminal prosecution—and whose final decider upon is in the hands of the now deeply feared and all-powerful US Attorney John Huber.


US Attorney John Huber (above) is now the most feared man in America


Most important to know about US Attorney John Huber, this report says, is that he was appointed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “investigate the investigations” of the Obama-Clinton Regime—with his specifically being ordered by Sessions to investigate the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page and connections between the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One—with Huber further holding the rare distinction of being the only person President Trump has nominated to have been confirmed to office with a unanimous vote in the US Senate.

To why US Attorney Huber is so feared that even Trump’s worst “Deep State” enemies voted to confirm him, this report explains, is due to him having more power then Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Inspector General Horowitz combined—as Mueller can only focus investigation on so-called Russian collusion matters, and Horowitz is unable to bring any charges against anyone he finds violated the law.

Equally important to note about US Attorney Huber, this report says, is that he is the only US Attorney appointed under two administrations (Obama and Trump) working outside of the politically charged and toxic atmosphere of Washington D.C.—and that the importance of was noted by Huber’s University of Utah law school professor, and former US Federal Judge Paul Cassell who said: “However this thing comes out, one side or the other will be convinced that the fix was in.  You need to find somebody that has respect from both parties and someone who is outside the ordinary political process”.

Former Judge Cassell’s support of US Attorney Huber, this report details, must be put into the critical category of things to be noticed as, in 2007, Cassell resigned his lifetime appointment as a US Federal Judge so he could represent a young woman named Virginia Giuffre (nee Virginia Roberts) in her Crime Victims Rights Act (CVRA) case against the United States—as this young woman, as a teenage child, was a sex slave of convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffery Epstein who gave her out to former President Bill ClintonPrince Andrew and US attorney Alan Dershowitz (to just name a few) to have sex with—with Epstein’s infamous “Lolita Express” to his sex slave property in the Caribbean, dubbed “Orgy Island” showing that Hillary Clinton appears 6 times in the flight logs and former President Bill Clintonappears roughly 30 times—but whose conviction for saw Epstein only serving 13 months of his 18 year sentence, of which he was only required to sleep in the prison and was free to do as wished during the daytime—and was a “deal” then US Attorney Alexander Acosta was forced to make by his Washington D.C. superiors—but that now finds Acosta being protected by President Trump, who made him his Secretary of Labor and has him under constant Secret Service protection.



To the sheer terror of all of President Trump’s enemies in the “Deep State” viewing this past week US Attorney John Huber and former US Federal Judge Paul Cassell supervising the loading onto the Department of Justice’s EMP-protected “Doomsday Plane” an unknowable number of boxes of evidence against Hillary Clinton in Little Rock, and then bringing them back to Washington D.C., this report concludes, can only be matched by that of Trump himself—who is facing a 2018 Midterm Election many believe will result in the Democratic Party retaking control of the US Congress—and whose “master plan”, once the Democrats are back in power, has been devised by the leftist-communist Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig—and whose outline is:

1.) Once the Democrats regain control of the US House, an as yet unnamed US Congressperson from New York will resign.

2.) New York State Democratic Party governor Andrew Cuomo will then appoint Hillary Clinton to fill this vacancy.

3.) The Democratic Party controlled US House will elect Hillary Clinton to be the Speaker of the House, thus putting her 3rd in line of presidential succession.

4.) Both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will be quickly impeached and thrown from office making Hillary Clinton the 46th President of the United States.



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[Note: The word Kremlin (fortress inside a city) as used in this report refers to Russian citadels, including in Moscow, having cathedrals wherein female Schema monks (Orthodox nuns) reside, many of whom are devoted to the mission of the Sisters of Sorcha Faal.]

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2 thoughts on “Daily Notes 08.16.18

    1. Thanks. It’s not for everyone obviously, and is simply my log, or reference sheet for the day to help index everything I’m reading for future reference. I hope you find things you can enjoy. It’s not released with full grammer at this point.


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