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DHS Plans to Start Collecting Eye Scans and DNA — With the Help of Defense Contractors

[Justice]
DHS Plans to Start Collecting Eye Scans and DNA — With the Help of Defense Contractors
by Felipe De La Hoz
Posted January 27, 2021

government wants more control and surveillanceAs the agency plans to collect more biometrics, including from U.S. citizens, Northrop Grumman is helping build the infrastructure.

Through a little-discussed potential bureaucratic rule change, the Department of Homeland Security is planning to collect unprecedented levels of biometric information from immigration applicants and their sponsors — including U.S. citizens. While some types of applicants have long been required to submit photographs and fingerprints, a rule currently under consideration would require practically everyone applying for any kind of status, or detained by immigration enforcement agents, to provide iris scans, voiceprints and palmprints, and, in some cases, DNA samples. A tangled web of defense and surveillance contractors, which operate with little public oversight, have already begun to build the infrastructure that would be needed to store these records.

After proposing the rule in September, DHS is currently reviewing, and must respond to, thousands of comments it received during the 30-day period in which the public could weigh in. The agency had signaled that the proposal would be coming when it announced last year that it would be retiring its legacy Automated Biometric Identification System, or IDENT, and replacing it with the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology framework — stating explicitly that one of its objectives was to collect more types of biometric data and make searching and matching easier. Where HART was the vessel, the new proposed rule is the means of collecting all the new data types to populate it. More…

The United States Isn’t a Country — It’s a Corporation!

[Economic] [Political]
The United States Isn’t a Country — It’s a Corporation!
by Lisa Guliani
Posted January 26, 2021

US is a corporationDon’t point to that beloved parchment, the Constitution, as a symbol of your enduring freedom. It is representative of a form of government which seemingly no longer exists in this country today. The Constitution has been thrown out the window, the Republic shoved aside and replaced with a democracy. The thing is; most people in this country remain unaware that this is so because they simply do not know the truth — what lies beyond the myths. Your so-called government is not going to tell you, either.

To even begin to understand what has happened to the Republic, we must look backward in time to the period following the Civil War. We must go back to the year 1871, which was the beginning of the decline of the Republic. When we examine what happened during that time in our history, we begin to piece together this troubling, perplexing puzzle that is “America” — only then should we answer as to whether we are indeed a “free” people or not.

So, let’s roll backward into the past for a moment. It is time we learned what they didn’t teach us in school. It is far more interesting than what they DID tell us. I think you’ll stay awake for this lesson. More…

Pharma Controlled FDA Panel Recommends Approval for Controversial Pfizer COVID Vaccine

[Economic] [Social] [Media]
Pharma Controlled FDA Panel Recommends Approval for Controversial Pfizer COVID Vaccine
By Stephen Lendman
Posted January 25, 2021

NY Times Covid fear based propagandaOn Thursday, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) called for “further study of Pfizer’s covid vaccine” before approving its use.

On Tuesday, the Times deceptively headlined: “Pfizer’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection After First Dose.”

Toxins in Pfizer’s experimental vaccine are hazardous to human health.

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) warned that everyone “with a history of a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food” should not be injected with Pfizer’s covid vaccine.

It also stressed that vaxxing should only be at facilities with resuscitation capabilities.

Straightaway after Britain approved use of Pfizer’s vaccine, severe reactions were reported.

UK healthcare professionals warned against pregnancy and breastfeeding for two months after taking the vaccine because of possible harm to the fetus or child, as well as unknown fertility impacts.

A veteran UK doctor, under the pseudonym “The Covid Physician,” warned of government overreach in dealing with the issue that threatens personal liberty. More…

Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials

[Politics]
Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials
by Kim Zetter
Posted January 24, 2021

voting machines easily compromisedThe top voting machine company in the country insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months and possibly years, including in some swing states.

For years, U.S. election officials and voting machine vendors have insisted that critical election systems are never connected to the internet and therefore can’t be hacked.

But a group of election security experts have found what they believe to be nearly three dozen backend election systems in 10 states connected to the internet over the last year, including some in critical swing states. These include systems in nine Wisconsin counties, in four Michigan counties, and in seven Florida counties—all states that are perennial battlegrounds in presidential elections.

Some of the systems have been online for a year and possibly longer. Some of them disappeared from the internet after the researchers notified an information-sharing group for election officials last year. But at least 19 of the systems, including one in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, were still connected to the internet this week, the researchers told Motherboard. More...

[Politics] [Media]
A Sad Day For Truth & Journalism As Donald Trump Fails To Pardon Julian Assange
By Arjun Walia
Posted January 23, 2021

Trump did not pardon Assange or SnowdenIn a slew of pardons and commutations issued during the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump did not pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently posted a tweet from former Maine State senator, Eric Brakey, that reads as follows: “The Failure to pardon Assange, Snowden and Ulbricht is a great final act of cowardice and submission to the Deep State.” Deep state refers to the influence and sway that various powerful people, corporations, financial institutions and more have on political policy and decision making around the world. These days many people believe that America, for example, no longer represents a democracy but rather a ‘corporatocracy’ so to speak.

When it comes to Julian Assange, we are talking about a man who exposed a number of immoral and unethical actions by several governments. Wikileaks exposed, in great detail, the corruption that plagues these ‘institutions’ as well as the corruption that lives amongst dozens of powerful corporations that control almost every aspect of our lives, from food, to health, to energy resources and more. More…

The Facts:
Donald Trump did not pardon Wikileaks’ Julian Assange in the final hours of his presidency.

Reflect On:
What does it say about our world of those who expose immoral and unethical actions by powerful people and institutions are locked up, censored, silenced, tortured and ridiculed?

Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer

[Economic]
Nearly 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since the summer
By Heather Long
Posted January 23, 2021

poverty is growing in the USThe U.S. poverty rate has surged over the past five months, with 7.8 million Americans falling into poverty, the latest indication of how deeply many are struggling after government aid dwindled.

The poverty rate jumped to 11.7 percent in November, up 2.4 percentage points since June, according to new data released Wednesday by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame.

While overall poverty levels are low by historical standards, the increase in poverty this year has been swift. It is the biggest jump in a single year since the government began tracking poverty 60 years ago. It is nearly double the next-largest rise, which occurred in 1979-1980 during the oil crisis, according to James X. Sullivan, a professor at Notre Dame, and Bruce D. Meyer, a professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. Millions of Americans are heading into the holidays unemployed and over $5,000 behind on rent. More…

Year Zero

[Social] [Political]
Year Zero
by CJ Hopkins
Posted January 22, 2021

the great reset benefits the 1%2020 was GloboCap Year Zero. The year when the global capitalist ruling classes did away with the illusion of democracy and reminded everyone who is actually in charge, and exactly what happens when anyone challenges them.

In the relatively short span of the last ten months, societies throughout the world have been transformed beyond recognition. Constitutional rights have been suspended. Protest has been banned. Dissent is being censored. Government officials are issuing edicts restricting the most basic aspects of our lives … where we can go, when we can go there, how long we are allowed to spend there, how many friends we are allowed to meet there, whether and when we can spend time with our families, what we are allowed to say to each other, who we can have sex with, where we have to stand, how we are allowed to eat and drink, etc. The list goes on and on.

The authorities have assumed control of the most intimate aspects of our daily lives. We are being managed like inmates in a prison, told when to eat, sleep, exercise, granted privileges for good behavior, punished for the slightest infractions of an ever-changing set of arbitrary rules, forced to wear identical, demeaning uniforms (albeit only on our faces), and otherwise relentlessly bullied, abused, and humiliated to keep us compliant. More…

48% Of U.S. Small Businesses Fear That They May Be Forced To “Shut Down Permanently” Soon

[Community] [Economic]
48% Of U.S. Small Businesses Fear That They May Be Forced To “Shut Down Permanently” Soon
By Michael Snyder
Posted January 21, 2021

small business being devastated by government corona responseWhat would the United States look like if we lost half of our small businesses? The reason I ask that question is because approximately half of all small business owners in the entire country believe that they may soon be forced to close down for good. Not even during the Great Depression of the 1930s did we see anything like this.

The big corporate giants with extremely deep pockets will be able to easily weather another round of lockdowns, but for countless small businesses this is literally a matter of life and death. Every day we are seeing new restrictions being implemented somewhere in the nation, and the politicians that are doing this are killing the hopes and dreams of countless small business owners.

According to a recent Alignable survey, 48 percent of U.S. small business owners fear that they could be forced to “shut down permanently” in the very near future. More…

Media Cheers DC Under Military Occupation

[Media] [Political]
Media Cheers DC Under Military Occupation
by Michael Tracey
Posted January 20, 2021

DC is under military occupationDowntown Washington, DC is currently under what essentially amounts to military occupation. Streets are locked down, guarded by Army vehicles and blocked off by huge, garish checkpoints. Vehicular traffic is limited to motorists who can show papers demonstrating that, as one Guardsman told me, they are conducting “legitimate business.” (Apparently this includes Uber drivers and food delivery workers.) According to official estimates, 25,000 military personnel are now deployed to the area — on top of countless federal, state, and local law enforcement agents. Troops roam around carrying rifles with no ammo loaded. If you can manage to navigate on foot to the perimeter of the National Mall, you encounter an enormous fencing apparatus, complete with barbed wire.

Question: does anyone with a media job find this situation to be worthy of some further inquiry? Or in other words, worthy of questioning the premise of why such an extravagantly intensive military presence is allegedly necessary? Is it proportionate to the scale of the purported threat? Has the nature of the threat itself — whatever that might be, exactly — been adequately probed to determine whether it is grounded in reality? Already a bunch of purported threats initially trumpeted across the media with the usual five-alarm-five hysteria have dissipated in short order, so there is perhaps some reason for doubt in that regard. More…

The Covid “Pandemic”: Destroying People’s Lives. Engineered Economic Depression. Global “Coup d’Etat”?

[Economic] [Social]
The Covid “Pandemic”: Destroying People’s Lives. Engineered Economic Depression. Global “Coup d’Etat”?
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Posted January 20, 2021

economic devastation by government ordersRed Zones, the facemask, social distancing, the closing down of schools, colleges and universities, no more family gatherings, no birthday celebrations, music, the arts: no more cultural events, sport events are suspended, no more weddings, “love and life” is banned outright.

And in several countries, Christmas is on hold …

It’s the destruction of people’s lives. It is the destabilization of civil society. And for What?

The Lies are sustained by a massive media disinformation campaign. 24/7, Incessant and repetitive “Covid alerts” for the last ten months. … It is a process of social engineering.

Manipulation of the Estimates. The RT-PCR Tests are Misleading. More…

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It is obvious that the US government is destroying Assange to signal to journalists the consequences of publishing information. It is therefore also obvious that any journalist who fails to use whatever platform they have to speak out against Assange’s persecution has no intention of ever publishing anything that the US government doesn’t want published. Their silence on or support for what is being done to this man can and should be taken as an admission that they are nothing other than state propagandists.

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