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Rats, Public Defecation And Open Drug Use: West Coast Cities Becoming Uninhabitable Hellholes

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© ScreenShot Junkee
Almost everyone that goes out to visit one of our major cities on the west coast has a similar reaction. Those that must live among the escalating decay are often numb to it, but most of those that are just in town for a visit are absolutely shocked by all of the trash, human defecation, crime and public drug use that they encounter. Once upon a time, our beautiful western cities were the envy of the rest of the world, but now they serve as shining examples of America's accelerating decline. The worst parts of our major western cities literally look like post-apocalyptic wastelands, and the hordes of zombified homeless people that live in those areas are too drugged-out to care. The ironic thing is that these cities are not poor. In fact, San Francisco and Seattle are among the wealthiest cities in the entire nation. So if things are falling apart this dramatically now, how bad will things get when economic conditions really start to deteriorate?

Let's start our discussion by looking at the rat epidemic in Los Angeles. Thanks to extremely poor public sanitation, rats are breeding like mad, and at this point they have even conquered Los Angeles City Hall, from The Daily Mail:
Officials at Los Angeles' City Hall are considering ripping all of the building's carpets up, as rats and fleas are said to be running riot in its halls.

A motion was filed by Council President Herb Wesson on Wednesday to enact the much needed makeover amid a typhus outbreak in the downtown area.

Wesson said a city employee had contracted the deadly bacterial disease at work, and now he's urging officials to investigate the 'scope' of the long-running pest problem at the council building.

Comment: Dare we suggest the West Coast's open-door policy has been a factor in generating these dire circumstances? And systemic inequality from not taxing the ultra-wealthy?


War Whore

How US Hardliners Ensured Soviet Withdrawal Did Not Lead to Peace in Afghanistan

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© Sputnik / V. Kiselev
Thirty years after the withdrawal of the last Soviet forces from Afghanistan, the US is still fighting the monster they helped create in their anti-Soviet crusade.

February 15, 1989. The date when the Soviet Army left Afghanistan for the last time. Trying to defend the left-wing government in Kabul from US-backed mujahideen had cost the Soviet Union countless millions of rubles and the lives of over 15,000 soldiers. So you can understand why Mikhail Gorbachev wanted out. He actually wanted to withdraw earlier. But the Kremlin's proposals for a negotiated settlement were blocked by neocons in the Reagan administration, who met attempts at compromise from Kabul and Moscow with intransigence and increased support for the most militant factions.

Gorbachev warned of the global consequences of an extremist takeover in Afghanistan, but his words went unheeded. The US, in their determination to give the Soviet Union its own Vietnam, helped create a Frankenstein monster which they are still fighting, or pretending to fight, today.

Cheeseburger

US-led Anti-Iran Circus in Warsaw Unravels as Farce

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to Polish president Andrzej Duda: "So you're gonna own the Holocaust, right?"
A conference in Warsaw this week was billed as reinstating the US' lead role in diplomacy for the Mideast. The absence of Russia and other European leaders only served to expose the ill-conceived summit and Washington's isolation.

When the forum was initially planned last year by the Trump administration, the purpose was to bring Washington back in from the diplomatic cold which it had opted for by abandoning the international nuclear accord with Iran.

Trump's tearing up of the Iran deal in May 2018 had isolated the US from other signatories: Russia, China and the Europeans. By holding a high-level conference on Iran, the idea was to burnish Washington's diplomatic standing in the Middle East.

The trouble was that from the outset most would-be participants saw the real agenda of the meeting as an attempt by Washington to drum up international support for further antagonizing Iran with economic sanctions.


Comment: Or, if you're Netanyahu, declaring "a common interest of war with Iran."

Where does that - to quote a former French foreign minister "shitty little country" get off??


Comment: Meanwhile, US Vice Pence - that beady-eyed quisling - took the opportunity to don a kippah and warn Europeans that Iranians are literally Hitler.

The best part of the conference came when Netanyahu's plane was about to take off:

Israeli PM Netanyahu's plane gets damaged before take-off in Warsaw

Perhaps a local worker didn't take too kindly to Netanyahu lecturing Poland - in Warsaw! - about its supposed perfidy in the Holocaust.

The hosts meanwhile used the occasion to bash Germany's idea of a pan-European army (i.e., something to replace US-controlled NATO). While that may or may not be a good idea, the obsequiousness of Poland to the Anglo-Zionist-American order is stomach-churning.

As Putin said of the circus in Warsaw, specifically regarding the vassals' acquiescence to US unilateral withdrawal from the INF Treaty, and thus the likely return of American missile silos in European countries, "Where is their sovereignty?"

One can only hope that US irrelevance and bluster will become more obvious with each new pantomime, and that countries will continue to 'grow a pair' by becoming sovereign and thus free of the malignant meddling of despotic regimes like the US, UK, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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Health

Objective: Health - Law or Flaw? Let's Talk About Abortion

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When is abortion okay and when is it just killing babies? What are the limits? Is it really a women's rights issue, or is there more to it?

The so-called Reproductive Health Act states that "every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion." This erases the state's recognition of preborn babies older than 24 weeks as potential homicide victims, removes abortion from the penal code entirely, and allows licensed health practitioners other than medical doctors to perform abortion procedures.

This has many people up in arms as it essentially removes the limits on abortion. The Left frames it as a victory for women's rights while the Right are calling those who promote the new mandate participants in a culture of death who authorize infanticide.

Join us on this week's episode of Objective: Health as we get down to the nitty gritty on abortion.

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https://jme.bmj.com/content/39/5/261.... https://www.abort73.com/abortion/abor...

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Media Applauds as Trump Makes Globalism Great Again

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© Tom Pennington
Maybe Donald Trump isn't as stupid as I thought. I'd hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn't help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to Weimar, Germany, Adolf Hitler, and "the brink of fascism" that America has supposedly been teetering on since Hillary Clinton lost the election. I googled around pretty well, I think, but I couldn't find a single editorial warning that Trump is about to summarily cancel the U.S. Constitution, dissolve Congress, and proclaim himself Führer. Nor did I see any mention of Auschwitz, or any other Nazi stuff ... which is weird, considering that the Hitler hysteria has been a standard feature of the official narrative we've been subjected to for the last two years.

So how did Trump finally get the liberal corporate media to stop calling him a fascist? He did that by acting like a fascist (i.e., like a "normal" president). Which is to say he did the bidding of the deep state goons and corporate mandarins that manage the global capitalist empire ... the smiley, happy, democracy-spreading, post-fascist version of fascism we live under.

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1919-2019: UK Has Been Blackening Russia's Name For at Least 100 years

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This is just the latest outbreak of russophobia in a very old pattern
The Western powers have Russia in their sights. Propaganda is at fever pitch. Sounds familiar? No, I'm not talking about 2019, but 1919, when Churchill was supporting military intervention against the Russian government.

One hundred years ago, World War I may have ended but the world was hardly at peace.

Then, as now, Russia was a target. Bolshevik rule, only established in late 1917, was threatened by a Western-backed foreign intervention to help the anti-Bolshevik White Army regain power.

Today, the biggest hawk on the scene in Britain is Gavin Williamson, the defense secretary. In 1919, it was one Winston Churchill, secretary of state for war. At least the titles they gave government ministers were more honest in those days.

In March 1919, Churchill went over to Paris, where the Versailles Peace Conference was taking place, to push for more war.

The great cigar-smoker denounced "the baboonery of Bolshevism" and, as historian AJP Taylor records, persuaded the Supreme Council to "try intervention on a large scale."

Heart - Black

11 Deaths, Limbs Blown Off, And Lengthy Prison Sentences - Human Toll of The Yellow Vest Insurrection Mounts

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Violent clashes between the police and yellow vests since the start of the movement have caused many injuries including the loss of eyes and hands and led to claims of police violence.


Comment: Why does the media always frame things that way?

There are no "violent clashes between the police and yellow vests..."

There are state security forces violently brutalizing the yellow vest protesters - even after they've formally applied for, and been granted, permission to protest in certain places at certain times.

The only time the protesters hurt those state instigators is when they defend themselves.


Here are the latest statistics. Less than three months since it kicked off, the Yellow Vests movement has turned into one of the longest and most violent social protests in modern France. Hundreds of protestors and police alike have been injured since the start of the protests with claims of police violence over the controversial use of rubber-bullets and stun grenades by French security forces have been gaining ground. Here's a look at the numbers.

1,700 people

According to government figures, 1,700 people have been injured and 1,000 policemen or gendarmes have been hurt in the 11 weeks of conflict. Out of those injured, 100 have been seriously hurt and 11 people have now died.


Comment: That's "seriously hurt" as in they've had a hand or foot blown off by police grenades. Or, when shot in the face, an eye.


Most of those casualties resulted from road accidents at blockades in the early days of the protest. The government stress that no protester has dies as a result of police action. One protester died of a heart attack during Saturday's demo in Paris that turned violent. Out of those injured, 15 people are thought to have sustained serious eye injuries, including a police officer who lost an eye. One of the many who have lost the use of an eye include one of the leaders of the yellow vests, Jérôme Rodrigues, who was badly wounded in his right eye at the weekend.

Other sources claim different numbers however. The French left-wing newspaper Libération puts the numbers of yellow vests (and some journalists) hurt severely in the protests at 109, while the charity against state violence 'Désarmons-les' has estimated the number of badly to severely injured to be 124. According to the same charity, the total number of injured is also much higher than the government statistics, at between 2,000 to 3,000 people.

Comment: Christophe Dettinger, the boxer who landed a couple of punches against riot police attacking women, just today received two years' imprisonment. Many less high-profile cases than his have seen people sent down for up to a year for posting messages on social media about organizing rallies.

This is one revolution that certainly is not being televised.


Magic Hat

Unraveling The QAnon Hoax

QAnon

"Trust the plan!..."
The QAnon, Q-Anon or Q phenomenon, which started around October 2017, managed to attract a large amount of die-hard followers who hung on to Q's every word. However, 1.5 years later, we have enough clues to see who was really behind the whole thing, which now appears to be over. There were many clues that QAnon was a psy-op, including his blatant support of regime change in Iran (right in line with the Zionist NWO agenda), his insistence that rabid warmonger and neocon John Bolton was cleaning up Washington, and his praise for current US President Donald Trump, who has dropped more bombs and fired more missiles than Obama.

QAnon Praises Neocon Warmongers

Whitney Webb wrote in this June 2018 MintPressNews article:
The reality constructed by QAnon has ultimately unfolded much like a fictitious spy novel, one that details a "secret" counter-coup by the Trump administration against the so-called "Deep State" that Trump - in reality - has dutifully served ever since winning the 2016 election. Despite QAnon's having been proven wrong repeatedly, its following remains large and the phenomenon itself remains influential.

Robert Martin, a documentary filmmaker whose series A Very Heavy Agenda delves into the nefarious political influence of the neoconservatives, told MintPress that QAnon is the "perfect wish-fulfillment conspiracy snowball" aimed at conservatives, adding that it has worked to "rehabilitate some of the most tarnished and scary neocons to all of a sudden be heroic figures."

Light Saber

The Truth About 'Russian Influence' is Simply That Russia is Truthful

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Western governments and media have reached a "magical thinking" stage in their fantasies about alleged Russian propaganda and influence. The magical thinking is such that there is no longer even a need to prove claims. It is simply "fact" by assertion.

Take the US Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats. He testified before the Senate last week that Russian meddling in US politics will be a lot greater and in the near future much more sophisticated than was done allegedly during the 2016 presidential campaign. He warned that the 2020 presidential election will be targeted by Russian malfeasance in a way that won't be even detectable.

In other words what the top intelligence official is saying is:

Despite not providing any credible evidence of Russian meddling in 2016, henceforth the Kremlin's influence campaigns on the American public will be so slick and so devious, we won't be able to even quantify it.

This is subjectivity and Russophobia on steroids. Here, the logic goes from unproven assertion to imaginary assertion. This is "magical thinking", or put another way, delusional paranoia. And from the supposed top US intelligence official too. How is a country meant to formulate effective policies when it is guided by such deluded people?

Comment: Kremlin advisor Vladislav Surkov today published an article (as yet available in Russian only - watch this space for an English translation) in which he confessed that yes, "Russia is messing with Western minds."

He wasn't referring to the non-existent meddling, but to the fact that the West's obsession with Russia stems from its belated acknowledgment that its nemesis is the new standard-bearer for how government should function.

Essentially, Western elites are desperately trying to stave off their replacement with leadership that copies the Russian model, which is fundamentally based on trust, not deception, between the governors and the governed.


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The Truth Perspective: Mafia Politics: How Political Movements and Ideologies Break Bad

Pravyi Sektor
Antifa thuggery, Right Sector barbarity and the political policies that sometimes sweep a nation: How is it that ideologies - whether from the right or from the left - can end up becoming the instruments of evil on a scale that seems unimaginable? Whether liberal and conservative, what happens when a 'spellbinder' or pathological individual attaches him or herself to a movement and hypnotizes those involved into their distorted vision of reality? How does such a process occur and then, like a virus, become a macrosocial phenomenon? And if such dangerous developments are occurring all around us, how does one properly immunize themselves from being infected before its too late?

On this week's Truth Perspective we'll be revisiting Andrew M. Lobaczewski's Political Ponerology and examining some key concepts that can help inoculate us from the ideological fever and fervor that has historically led whole whole nations of individuals astray. Green Deals, Black block heels, and neo-nazi ultranationalists have more in common than most think.

Running Time: 01:40:20

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