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N. Korean envoy at the UN: Denuclearization is 'already off the table' in talks with the US

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US President Donald Trump • North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un
North Korea's ambassador to the UN has rejected Washington's call for "sustained and substantial dialogue," saying that the denuclearization sought by the Trump administration is already "gone out (sic) of the negotiating table."

"We do not need to have lengthy talks with the US now and denuclearization is already gone out of the [sic] negotiating table," ambassador Kim Song said in a statement on Saturday. Song added that the Trump administration's calls for dialogue are a "time-saving trick" to push the denuclearization issue past next year's election.

As Song released Pyongyang's latest statement, US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a telephone discussion, brainstorming ways to restart diplomacy with North Korea.

Pyongyang has given the United States a year-end deadline to abandon its demand for unilateral denuclearization, lest leader Kim Jong-un choose a "new approach."

Comment: See also:

North Korea's tidings, as talks deadline nears: 'It's up to the US what Christmas gift it gets'


Two dogs kill man in Madera, California

canine attack
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The Madera Police Department is looking for the owner of two dogs that attacked and killed a man.

It happened Monday near a dry riverbed along Cleveland Avenue and Raymond Road.

Police say when officers got to the scene, they found the body of 38-year-old Lasaro Macedo. He had obvious bite marks to his arms, legs and face, police say.

As officers tried to investigate, an aggressive dog charged at the officers.

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24 landslides in 24 hours caused by incessant rainfall across the Indian state of Kerala - 22 killed, 22,165 moved

Kerala, which is been hit by incessant rainfall, witnessed 24 landslides in the last 24 hours spiking the death toll to 22 on August 9, 2019. Nearly 22,165 people have been shifted to relief camps.

Heavy rains have been battering the coastal state since August 7 and have thrown normal life out of gear. This is after the 2018 floods — the worst in the state's history — that killed nearly 500 people and incurred a loss of Rs 31,000 crore worth damages.

Of the 14 districts in Kerala, nine in the north have been put on red alert; three in central on orange alert, while two in south on yellow alert.

Across the state, 315 flood relief camps have been opened, according to an update from Kerala chief minister's office.

Treasure Chest

Professor Richard Wolff: UK is ripping off the Libyan people by spending Gaddafi's billions

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Muammar Gaddafi
The British government wants to start spending the money earned in taxes from frozen assets of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Professor Richard Wolff insists it's the Libyan people who should get their money back.

British lawmakers proposed handing over £17 million earned in taxes from the frozen assets to the victims of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) attacks. This follows a parliamentary report disclosure last month that the UK Treasury took millions of pounds in tax over the past three years from £12 billion of Libyan assets linked to Gaddafi.

While lawmakers are trying to clarify if it's legal to receive money in taxes from the frozen funds of another state, Professor Richard Wolff says the money belongs to the Libyan people and must be returned.

"They deserve every bit of the wealth they created and they ought to have that wealth available to them as soon as it possibly can be turned over... because that's how we run this world. We don't give over to other countries the wealth produced in our country," the economist and co-founder of 'Democracy at Work' told RT.

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US border militia stops three HUNDRED crossing migrants in SINGLE intervention - Feds respond by arresting leader and 'de-banking' group

Larry Mitchell Hopkins

Larry Mitchell Hopkins
The FBI arrested a 69-year-old New Mexico man who allegedly illegally detained immigrants crossing the border under the guise of working for the United States Border Patrol.

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who runs The United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), an armed border militia group that spreads far-right conspiracies and rounds up asylum seekers on the border, was arrested by FBI in New Mexico Saturday on charges of possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Recent video footage released by UCP shows two members holding what appear to be semi-automatic rifles near immigrants, many of them children.

Comment: Well, yeah, they're armed, as they always have been, and kids are pouring over the border. Here's 300 kids from just ONE intervention the UCP made earlier this month:

THAT is why the Feds had to stop them.

Comment: For more on 'de-banking', the new term for anyone prevented from earning money because the government doesn't like them, see here:

DEBANKING: Chase Bank says 'moral character' a reason why they don't do business with 'those types of people'


Embassy ambushed Assange with arrest to avoid mystery 'panic button' use

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Julian Assange is bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy with less than 30 minutes notice.
When Julian Assange learned of his imminent arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Thursday, he wasn't even allowed to go back to his room, because authorities feared he would hit a reported "panic button" with potentially disastrous effects, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said.

The WikiLeaks founder's arrest Thursday was sudden: immediately after being told of his arrest, British police stormed the Kensington district embassy building and grabbed him, having been warned by Ecuadorian authorities of threats Assange had reportedly made to Jaime Merchan, the Ecuadorian ambassador to the UK: that he would hit a "panic button" that would bring "devastating consequences" to the embassy if he felt threatened or feared arrest.

Comment: Speculation about Assange's various "deadman switch" files has been rife since 2016
Now that Julian Assange has been arrested in London after seven years in exile at the Ecuadorian embassy, many are wondering if anything will happen with the "dead man's switch" that Assange and WikiLeaks have talked about in the past. Read on for more details about the dead man's switch, its history, and what we know so far about the insurance files.

What's still unclear at this time is what might happen with the dead man's switch that Assange has talked about in the past. WikiLeaks has released numerous insurance files as a type of "deadman's switch." Downloaders get an encryption key, but they need a second one before they can actually unlock the file. The insurance files operate as a type of backup. If anything happens to WikiLeaks, the second key is released, giving everyone access to the file, according to comments WikiLeaks and Assange have made in the past. However, these are typically insurance files to ensure that a pending publication is actually released. It's unclear how many (if any) are actually related to Julian Assange's safety or WikiLeaks' existence in general.


Is Venezuela the straw that breaks the empire's back?

Guerra Muerte
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Venezuela [is] in the limelight, on practically all the written, audio and visual mainstream media, as well as alternative media. A purposeful constant drip of outright lies and half-truths, "fake news", as well as misleading information of all shades and hues about Venezuela is drumming our brains, slowly bending our minds towards believing that - yes, the US has a vital interest in meddling in Venezuela and bringing about "regime change", because of primarily the huge reserves of oil, but also of gold, coltan and other rare minerals; and, finally, simply because Washington needs full control of its "backyard".

BUT, (and yes, there is a huge BUT), as even some of the respected progressive alternative media pretend to know: Amidst all that recognition of the AngloZionist empire's evil hands in Venezuela, their 'BUT' claims that Venezuela, specifically Presidents Chavez and now Maduro, are not blameless in their 'economic chaos'. This distorts already the entire picture and serves the empire and all those who are hesitant because they have no clue, whom to support in this antagonistic US attempt for regime change.

For example, one alternative news article starts,
"It is true that some of Venezuela's economic problems are due to the ineptitudes of the Bolivarian government's "socialist command" economy, but this overlooks the role played by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union....".
Bingo, with such a low-blow beginning, the uninformed reader is already primed to 'discount' much of the interference by Washington and its minions. Some of the-so-called progressive writers have already been brain-smeared, by calling Nicolás Maduro a "dictator", when in fact, there is hardly any country farther away from a dictatorship than Venezuela.

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"We'll show no restraint!" IDF vows zero-tolerance against Gazans' border violence

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The IDF will no longer show any restraint in cracking down on Palestinian protesters who stir trouble at the Gaza border, an Israeli general has warned following the extreme escalation in violence witnessed this week.

Just days after Hamas unleashed an unprecedented bombardment of southern Israel which saw over 400 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza, Tel Aviv made it clear that it will no longer tolerate any unrest at the border.

"Our patience has broken and we will respond harshly." "We will show no restraint," Maj.-Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon, IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), warned Gazans through his Facebook page.

Stressing that weekly border clashes are nothing short of "terrorist acts" which are well planned and coordinated by Hamas, Rokon issued explicit orders to the Palestinians to stay at least 100 meters clear of the border fence. Anyone who approaches the fence and tries to destroy it "will put himself at risk," the general said. Leniency, Rokon said, will not be shown to anyone who "hurls bombs, grenades and Molotov cocktails" or those who attempt to detonate explosives.
"I offer you the opportunity to wake up and understand that Hamas and the other terrorist organizations are leading you to the edge of the abyss," Rokon said."Understand this before it's too late, you have been warned."

Comment: This was an announcement for the global public, not per se the Palestinians. Israel doesn't require provocation to deliver a lethal message and it is more than capable of escalating petty violence into a war.


New book gathers high-level testimony that CIA/NSA actively prevented sharing of intel that would stop 9/11

watchdogs didn't bark
The book The Watchdogs Didn't Bark by John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski, with new insider interviews and documentary evidence, convincingly establishes that named people at the CIA and NSA actively prevented the FBI from learning information that could have disrupted the 9/11 plot. Principals at these agencies manipulated government investigations to cover up responsibility, and to exploit the public's fear after 9/11 in order to justify the so-called 'war on terror', the Iraq invasion, torture, the NSA's massive warrantless domestic spying programs, indefinite detention and extrajudicial killing even of Americans. The authors don't claim to have proved that US government officials deliberately allowed or facilitated the 9/11 plot, but that's what the actions and inactions of key people accomplished, and the Establishment has rewarded their incompetence or criminality. The authors quote Stafford Beer: "The purpose of a system is what it does." While 'serendipity' for the Military-Industrial Complex may be in the range of theoretical possibility, official responsibility for 9/11 and its evil consequences remains an urgent issue for the People of the US and the world, along with establishing effective public oversight of government and elite power.

This case has been made effectively by others*, but the Duffy-Nowosielski Watchdogs book is significant, as it's the kind of book that 'serious people' take seriously. So seriously, that when the authors posted their Richard Clarke video "Interview #7" in 2011, DCI George Tenet, CTC Director Cofer Black and CIA Alec Station (Bin Laden Unit) Chief Rich Blee released a joint public statement denying Clarke's shocking allegations - that they had been running an illegal domestic CIA spy operation with Saudi help. So seriously, in fact, that the CIA threatened the authors with criminal prosecution if they revealed some of the names in this book (7-9, 239-245). Other journalists have declined to name these public officials, while reporting on their criminal involvement.


Why 9/11 Truth is More Relevant Than Ever

On 9/11 the imperialists considered themselves powerful enough that they could get away with the biggest false flag event in history, now 17 years later this reality is openly being challenged by Russia.
© Unknown
Another Imperial war, another false flag. Idlib, the last terrorist stronghold in Syria is about to get crushed. In response, the Empire desperately tries to halt the defeat of their proxies with yet another planned fake chemical attack, as a pretext to bomb Syrian Arab forces. Only this time, Russia, Syria, Iran and other nations who stand at the forefront against the real war on terror try to expose the US, warning them not to go forward with their scheme.