The Problem is Washington, Not North Korea

[Politics]
The Problem is Washington, Not North Korea
by Mike Whitney
Posted April 20, 2017

US is the problem, not North KoreaLet’s be honest, the only reason Kim Jong Un hasn’t joined Saddam and Gadhafi in the great hereafter, is because (a)– The North does not sit on an ocean of oil, and (b)– The North has the capacity to reduce Seoul, Okinawa and Tokyo into smoldering debris-fields. Absent Kim’s WMDs, Pyongyang would have faced a preemptive attack long ago and Kim would have faced a fate similar to Gadhafi’s. Nuclear weapons are the only known antidote to US adventurism.

The American people –whose grasp of history does not extend beyond the events of 9-11 — have no idea of the way the US fights its wars or the horrific carnage and destruction it unleashed on the North. Here’s a short refresher that helps clarify why the North is still wary of the US more than 60 years after the armistice was signed. More…

This is the Beginning of the End for U.S. Empire

[Political]
This is the Beginning of the End for U.S. Empire
by Michael Krieger
Posted April 19, 2017

the beginning of the end for the US empireWe need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want. This is where all of us critical thinkers need to play a key role. We must be prepared to diligently analyze all unsubstantiated official claims, and push back against the war-mongers, because we know for certain the oligarch-owned corporate media won’t.

We must be prepared to inform our fellow citizens about what’s happening so that we don’t fall victim to a cheap sales pitch with devastating consequences. Unfortunately, we must also be prepared for a possible deep state false flag if the current sales tactic falls on deaf ears.

America cannot win a global war of such a scale if it is based on false pretenses and in the absence of exceedingly strong public support. This support does not exist. Will this serve as a necessary restraint against the masters of war and their devious plans? More…

Is Your “Democracy” Actually a Totalitarian State? Take this Quick Quiz

[Social]
Is Your “Democracy” Actually a Totalitarian State? Take this Quick Quiz
by Charles Hugh Smith
Posted April 18, 2017

is this what freedom looks like?Is your “democracy” (or republic) actually a Totalitarian State? That is, is it a “democracy” or “republic” in name only? To find out, take this quick quiz.

Does your government (federal, state and local) seize citizens’ assets without due process?

Is your government essentially “for sale” to wealthy elites?

Does your government spy on its entire citizenry?

Let’s be very clear about what happens here in America on a daily basis: More…

This is why CNN and all mainstream media must apologize for FAKE NEWS Syria

[Media]
This is why CNN and all mainstream media must apologize for FAKE NEWS Syria
by Alex Christoforou
Posted April 17, 2017

more fake news from CNNThe alleged horrific gas attack in the Idlib Governorate of Syria has now been fully debunked as fake news. This has not stopped CNN and many (if not all) mainstream media outlets to push the “Assad gassed his own people” lie once again.

Merely hours after the alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhun, supposedly by the Syrian government, holes are beginning to emerge from opposition sources, discrediting the Al-Qaeda affiliated White Helmets claims.

For one, seen in the above picture, the White Helmets are handling the corpses of people without sufficient safety gear, most particularly with the masks mostly used , as well as no gloves. Although this may seem insignificant, understanding the nature of sarin gas that the opposition claim was used, only opens questions.

Within seconds of exposure to sarin, the affects of the gas begins to target the muscle and nervous system. There is an almost immediate release of the bowels and the bladder, and vomiting is induced. When sarin is used in a concentrated area, it has the likelihood of killing thousands of people. Yet, such a dangerous gas, and the White Helmets are treating bodies with little concern to their exposed skin. This has to raise questions. More…

The Control System is Revealing Itself

[Spirit]
The Control System is Revealing Itself
by Phillip J. Watt
Posted April 16, 2017

we are at a crossroadThis is the opportunity we’ve been waiting for. This is the moment when we can choose to be truly free, or choose our enslavement. We’re watching a split in the deep state which is undermining the oligarchical grip on our shared resources and systems, illustrating how weak they really are.

We’re watching huge droves of people slip deeper into deception and delusion, whilst many others are enacting on their courage to face both personal and impersonal truths – as hard as it might be – to raise their level of awareness.

And we’re also watching most of humanity unconsciously meander towards a crossroad; one path will lead us to decentralize and localize our management structures, and the other will ensure the further erosion of our personal and community sovereignty by a corporatocracy disguised as a government, which falsely alleges it takes care of ‘the people’. More…

What a State-Owned Bank Can Do for New Jersey

[Community]
What a State-Owned Bank Can Do for New Jersey
by Ellen Brown
Posted April 15, 2017

a public bank eliminates Wall Street middlemenConsider the possibilities, for example, for funding infrastructure. Like most states today, New Jersey suffers from serious budget problems, limiting its ability to make needed improvements. By funding infrastructure through its own bank, the state can cut infrastructure costs roughly in half, since 50 percent of the cost of infrastructure, on average, is financing. Again, a state-owned bank can do this by leveraging its capital, with any shortfall covered very cheaply in the wholesale markets.

In effect, the state can borrow at bankers’ rates of 1 percent or less, rather than at market rates of 4 to 6 percent for taxable infrastructure bonds (not to mention the roughly 12 percent return expected by private equity investors). The state can borrow at 1 percent and turn a profit even if it lends for local development at only 2 percent—one-half to two-thirds below bond market rates. More…

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