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Mar 05 05:32

DID COVID-19 JUST POP ALL THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL BUBBLES?

SOURCE: CHARLES HUGH SMITH
Once confidence and certainty are lost, the willingness to expand debt and leverage collapses.

Even though the first-order effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are still impossible to predict, it’s already possible to ask: did the pandemic pop all the global financial bubbles? The reason we can ask this question is the entire bull mania of the 21st century has been based on a permanently high rate of expansion of leverage and debt.

The lesson of the 2008-09 Global Financial meltdown was clear: any decline in the rate of debt/leverage expansion is enough to threaten financial bubbles, and any absolute decline in debt and leverage will unleash a cascade that collapses all the speculative bubbles in stocks, real estate, collectibles, etc.

Mar 04 22:05

Coronavirus: High Recovery Rates in China. Most Recent Figures

Western media hype: Fear and panic, disruption of the global economy, that makes the headlines.

But not a word is mentioned that the COVID-19 in China is under control, people are being treated in hospitals and they are recovering.

On February 28, China reported 36,157 out of a total of 78,961 reported cases as having recovered.

China has reported (March 1st) a 52.1 percent recovery rate, which signifies that more than half of the patients (confirmed cases) have been discharged from the hospitals. And the Chinese hospitals (which are very strict) will not release them if they are still infected or could transmit the COVID-19 coronavirus.

What this means is that the number of “reported infected cases” in China (80 304) (WHO data, March 3, 2020) has fallen to less than 40,000. But that does not make the headlines.

Mar 04 22:01

China’s Coronavirus: A Shocking Update. Did The Virus Originate in the US?

The Western media quickly took the stage and laid out the official narrative for the outbreak of the new coronavirus which appeared to have begun in China, claiming it to have originated with animals at a wet market in Wuhan.

In fact the origin was for a long time unknown but it appears likely now, according to Chinese and Japanese reports, that the virus originated elsewhere, from multiple locations, but began to spread widely only after being introduced to the market.

More to the point, it appears that the virus did not originate in China and, according to reports in Japanese and other media, may have originated in the US.

Chinese Researchers Conclude the Virus Originated Outside of China

Mar 04 15:34

The Bush Administration’s Secret Biowarfare Agenda

A Brief Modern History of Biowarfare

— the Hague Convention of 1907 bans chemical weapons;

— WW I use of poison gas causes 100,000 deaths and 900,000 injuries;

— Britain uses poison gas against Iraqis in the 1920s; as Secretary of State for War in 1919, Winston Churchill advocates it in a secret memo stating: “I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes;”

— the 1928 Geneva Protocol prohibits gas and bacteriological warfare;

— in 1931, Dr. Cornelius Rhoads infects human subjects with cancer cells – under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations; Rhoads later conducts radiation exposure experiments on American soldiers and civilian hospital patients;

— in 1932, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study begins on 200 black men; they’re not told of their illness, are denied treatment, and are used as human guinea pigs to follow their disease symptoms and progression; they all subsequently die.......

Mar 04 15:28

The US Used Biological Warfare Against Mainland China in the 1950s

The US amnestied Japanese war criminals and told them to develop biological weapons for its use. It then used those weapons widely in the Korean War, but vehemently denied doing so, blaming any reports on “Communist propaganda” which it continues to this day. ‘Fortunately’ the Chinese and Korean familiarity with Japanese bioweapons meant they were able to limit the fallout and render the US biological warfare campaign ineffective.

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/first/e/endicott-bio...

Mar 04 13:14

Biden: 'I Am The Only Candidate Who Can Beat Ronald Reagan'

HOUSTON, TX—Fresh off his afternoon nap, presidential candidate Joe Biden gave a fiery, high-energy speech in Houston today, claiming to be the only candidate who could beat incumbent Ronald Reagan.

"I am the only candidate who can unite the party to defeat Reagan," he said to scattered applause. "When Super Thursday hits here in a few weeks, we can rally the 150 million Democrats here in the great country of Texas to vote for me so we can get Reagan and his crony Dick Cheney off the Iron Throne there in the Imperial Senate. Go Hoosiers!"

Mar 04 12:17

WHO Urges People To Go Cashless Because “Dirty Banknotes Can Spread The Virus”

Are you people starting to figure this out yet? Can you see where this is going?

By Tyler Durden

It looks like the Chinese started something…

Following reports that Beijing had “quarantined” dirty cash, the WHO warned on Monday that the virus could survive on banknotes, potentially spreading Covid-19 within communities, and across the world. To reduce the risk of being infected by money, the NGO advised citizens in countries struggling with outbreaks to favor digital payments when possible, the Daily Telegraph reported.

That the WHO is telling the public to avoid cash is hardly a surprise: research has found that coronaviruses have been found to live on surfaces for as long as 9 days.

Mar 04 10:31

How to Fake a Pandemic for a World Wide Police State

Many aren't old enough to remember, but in the Swine Flu panic in (1976), the US Congress approved the money to vaccinate every person in the US. After they had inoculated about 25% of the population, and more people had died from the vaccine than did the Swine Flu, they discontinued the program. By the way, ONE person in the US died from the Swine Flu, THIRTEEN were hospitalized, and an estimated THIRTY-TWO died from the vaccine. "Never let a good crisis go to waste." - Rahm Emanuel Thanks Max!

Mar 04 10:25

Covid19, 5G and the Digitalized "V"irus

Every few years they pull this crap and people fall for it over and over.SARS,MERS,Avian Flu ect.

Mar 04 09:43

Gene Genovese And Our Criminally Reckless Wars

Eugene Genovese (1930-2012) was an accomplished and influential historian of the United States whose professional and personal trajectory carried him from the radical Left to a distinctive form of conservatism. As a young man, he was a card-carrying communist. He ended up a devout Roman Catholic. His contributions to scholarship were legion and his impact on our understanding of slavery and on Southern slaveholders massive.

Genovese did not place a premium on getting along with others. Instinctively combative, he was a cantankerous colleague who never hesitated to say what he believed. Giving offense he considered a plus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Genovese was right on both counts here; there is no "moral rightness" in the US invasion and occupation of Afghanistan; Iraq; any of the invasions of Africa; or Syria; this was all about money and resources; regime changing countries in order to expropriate natural resources to which the US had utterly no moral right; have them processed by multi-national centric companies not unfavorable to the US; and only sold in US dollars.

And please remember; the US is aiding and abetting Saudi war crimes in Yemen as I type this. And just in case you are dealing with a really bad case of SMD (selective memory disorder), let these images remind you of US complicity in Saudi war crimes (warning; these are graphic, to a "lose your lunch" point, but need to be posted, and seen.)

The Saudis are killing and maiming innocent children with their bombing runs.
The US military is providing "guidance" for these strikes.

images: Yemeni children killed and maimed through Saudi bombing strikes
Yemeni children killed or maimed for life from Saudi bombings
Yemeni children are being starved to death through malnutrition, because of US-Enabled, Saudi blockades of Yemeni ports:

Images: Yemeni children dying from malnutrition, due to Saudi port blockades in Yemen

Images:
Yemeni children dying of starvation, courtesy of US-enabled blockade of its ports

Saudi coalition using depleted uranium weapons in Yemen
Deformities in Yemen suggests that the US military has supplied the Saudi military with depleted uranium weapons.

The result of this use of DU is causing massive rises in cancer rates; stillbirths, and horrific deformities of Yemeni children:

And yet, apparently, the Royal House of Saud; the Saudi government; and the US government, are perfectly comfortable with poisoning Yemeni children in the womb, and destroying not only their lives, but their families' lives as well. If there is a more cruel form of child abuse, I cannot imagine what that is.

And please DON'T start with me about "collateral damage"; in my world, there is none. Just non-combatants caught up at the wrong place, in the wrong time.

Mar 04 07:57

Pakistan court gives green light to women's march - with conditions

A Pakistani court on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the country’s largest women’s rights event but told organisers to ensure participants adhere to “decency and moral values”.

The country-wide event, known as Aurat March, using the Urdu word for women, has been attended by tens of thousands over the last two years to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.

A court in Lahore was petitioned last month to place restrictions on the organisers and participants of the march, whom the complainant said had an agenda to “spread anarchy, vulgarity, blasphemy and hatred” against Islam.

The court told organisers to consult local officials to finalise arrangements for the event, which campaigns for reclaiming space for women as well as the LGBT community.

Global watchdogs have expressed concern in recent years over what they see as a growing clampdown on rights campaigns in Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The organisers have to see these threats coming, and do their best to counter them, as peacefully and responsibly as is humanly possible. MARCHERS, PLEASE HAVE THE HORSE-SENSE TO PROTECT EACH OTHER HERE!!

As these documented stories go, the level of violence against Pakistani women, is horrific. From Wikipedia, we have the following statistics:

"According to a study carried out in 2009 by Human Rights Watch, it is estimated that between 20 and 30 percent of women in Pakistan have suffered some form of abuse. An estimated 5000 women are killed per year from domestic violence, with thousands of others maimed or disabled."

Violence against Women on the rise in Pakistan

Pakistan to open more than 1,000 new courts to fight violence against women

Addressing violence against women in Pakistan: time to act now

Violence Against Women: The High Price of Women's Honor in Pakistan

As you can see, from the postmark on the last article, this problem goes back a long way.

This is one of the many reasons you would NEVER find me in Islamabad; as an "uppity gal" who peacefully and logically speaks her mind, and as a Christian, I would probably get both assassinated and dismembered in this country, before I got home, most probably arriving back in pieces, as did Adnan Kashoggi.

Mar 04 07:39

Russia says Turkey trying to push 130,000 refugees from Syria into Greece - Interfax

Russia on Tuesday said that Turkey was trying to push 130,000 refugees from Syria into Greece, the Interfax news agency cited the Defence Ministry as saying.

The two thirds of these refugees - that Turkey is pushing from temporary camps in Syria - are Afghans, Iraqis and Africans, not Syrians, it added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What Turkey is attempting to do here, is "weaponize" refugees by having them pour into Europe, as "blackmail" for NATO not supporting Turkish military misadventures in Syria; and NATO wants no part of a fight against Russia for Syrian territory.

Mar 04 07:34

Where’s the outrage over Netanyahu trying to interfere in the US election?

For the last four years, there’s been a national debate regarding the scope of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The issue might end up dominating discourse in 2020 as well. Last month, intelligence officials warned House members that Russia is allegedly meddling in an effort to get Trump reelected.

Concerns about Putin’s impact on U.S. elections has generated countless articles and wall-to-wall cable news coverage. It also fueled an impeachment investigation. However, blatant election interference from other countries is certainly not treated in the same way.

This contradiction was on display over the weekend, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed AIPAC’s annual policy conference via video feed. Netanyahu repeatedly referenced Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders, who skipped the conference and claimed that the lobbying group promotes bigotry. At the most recent Democratic debate, Sanders called Netanyahu a “reactionary racist.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Outrageous", MY ASTROLABE, Mr. Prime Minister!!

Bernie Sanders has no chance for the Dementocrat nomination, thanks greatly to the interference from AIPAC, which believes that a potentially dementia-stricken Joe Biden, whose campaign gaffes are so intense as to be absoflippinglutely unbelievable, is a far better candidate for President (for Israel), than is Sanders, with whom I am absolutely aligned in his call for a more "even handed" approach to the US's Middle East policy.

I would suggest that our Dementocrat brothers and Sisters are looking at a "brokered convention", into which Hillary Clinton, a two-time party "favorite/Failure" will try to re-insert herself as a Candidate.

IF, in fact, Clinton's candidacy is for the Vice-Presidency, whoever winds up at the top of the ticket, had better be wearing their Kevlar undies; hire a food-taster; and get the best private security people available in the world; because after the inauguration, should they clinch the win in November, they are going to need them.

Mar 04 07:16

Assad Joins Forces With Libya’s Hafter to Combat Turkey: East Libya govt will open embassy in Damascus

While recent generations have shown them reluctant to expand far beyond their borders, in the past few months Turkey has shown interest in overseas military engagements. Forces have been active in northern Syria with an eye toward regime change, and Turkey has also committed to military involvement in Libya.

That’s given Turkey two potential enemies to worry about, and given them each a potential new ally. The Syrian government and Libya’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) or Gen. Khalifa Haftar have agreed to cooperation, and a memorandum of understanding to confront Turkish aggression.

The LNA’s adjoining government, the eastern-based Tobruk Parliament, has confirmed it will be opening an embassy in Damascus. This will be the first Libyan embassy in Syria since the 2012 NATO-imposed regime change in Libya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the most significant developments regarding Libya, that you will almost never hear about, courtesy of the Corporate Presstitutes.

A very very curious, but astute, article appeared in mid-January of this year,from fp, and titled: Russia’s Role in the Libyan Civil War Gives It Leverage Over Europe

It then states that "recent joint Russian-Turkish summit in Moscow aimed at forging a cease-fire in Libya broke down after the Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar left without signing the proposed truce agreement. One of Haftar’s main backers is Russia, and his unwillingness to sign on to the deal raises important questions about not only the degree of influence Russia actually has in Libya, but also how serious it is about bringing an end to the conflict.

Russia first rose to prominence in Libya in September 2019 after it deployed mercenaries to the front lines of Tripoli to back Haftar, sparking concern in the United States and Europe that the Kremlin had finally thrown its hat into Libya’s civil war. Its presence in Libya was strikingly reminiscent of the decisive role it played in Syria, where it backed the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to brutal effect and essentially saved the regime from collapse."

but if Syria (and Russia) are bringing force to bear against the current UN/proxy military government in Tripoli, which Erdogan is claiming he is fighting to defend, we have a couple of potential outcomes, both lousy, for US involvement here.

The first is a triumphant Haftar, after taking Tripoli, and the rest of the country, calling for new elections, and throwing the delegitimized UN government out, and the question has to be asked; what is the US government actually willing to do to prevent this, in light of the fact that Russia is siding with Haftar?!?

The second is a prolonged US/NATO-led military against Haftar and the Russians, which could well turn Libya into another US Vietnam, with the same ultimate outcome as this war had.

And what concerns me, is that those in the Bowels of Power in this country appear to be sleepwalking into this trap, just as blissfully as did the US government in World War I.

One of the most brilliant films about war ever to have been made, is the 2nd Robert Downey Jr./Jude Law film about Sherlock Holmes; the title is "A Game of Shadows", and if you have not seen it, I urge you to do so, because it talks in very plain language, about just how regional wars like this get fanned, until they become world wars; this is the potential impact of Al Assad throwing his geopolitical fortunes with Russia, in supporting Haftar in Libya.

Mar 04 07:01

Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19

OMNS Chinese edition editor Dr. Richard Cheng is reporting from China about the first approved study of 12,000 to 24,000 mg/day of vitamin C by IV. The doctor also specifically calls for immediate use of vitamin C for prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC0SO9KDG7U

A second clinical trial of intravenous vitamin C was announced in China on Feb. 13th. In this second study, says Dr. Cheng,....

Mar 04 06:44

Erdogan’s Dance of Death With NATO

Although the evidence is murky, it appears that both Russian and Syrian jet fighters took part in the Feb. 27 attack on a Turkish mechanized infantry battalion consisting of roughly 400 soldiers. According to an account in Al-Monitor, two Syrian Sukhoi SU-22 pounded the convoy, forcing the troops to take cover. But then a pair of Russian Sukhoi SU-34s dropped advanced laser-guided bunker-buster bombs on two roadside buildings where Turkish forces had taken shelter, burying them in the rubble.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the US government has responded accordingly, according to an article in msn.com, datelined today:U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle

The article goes on to state:

U.S. promises Turkey ammunition for Syria's Idlib battle

The United States is willing to give NATO ally Turkey ammunition alongside humanitarian assistance in northwestern Syria where Ankara is in a deepening standoff with Russia, the U.S. special representative for the region said on Tuesday. Lucy Fielder reports."

As I have mentioned on this site many times before, just because something is the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the US government can do, is no guarantee that it will not do it; I am very concerned that President Trump may well rue the day he and his Cabinet decided that this was the "right way" of handling Erdogan's "military misadventures" in Syria.

Mar 04 06:19

ACLU SUES TO END ICE’S RIGGED ALGORITHM FOR DETAINING IMMIGRANTS

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT
IN 2013, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement quietly began using a software tool to recommend whether people arrested over immigration violations should be let go after 48 hours or detained. The software’s algorithm supposedly pored over a variety of risk factors before outputting a decision.

A new lawsuit, however, filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Bronx Defenders, alleges that the algorithm doesn’t really make a decision, at least not one that can result in a detainee being released. Instead, the groups said, it’s an unconstitutional cudgel that’s been rigged to detain virtually everyone ICE’s New York Field Office brings in, even when the government itself believes they present a minimal threat to public safety.

“The federal government’s sweeping detention dragnet means that people who pose no flight or safety risk are being jailed as a matter of course — in an unlawful trend that is getting worse.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have a question here; are these detainees here illegally, or legally?!?

IF, in fact, they are here illegally, are they already not breaking the law?!?

And IF, in fact, these detainees are here illegally, what is New York's ACLU ready to do, in terms of paying for unfunded mandates, required by the City of New York, in order to feed, clothe, and house these people, to say nothing of educating their kids, many of whom speak absolutely zero English?!?

Now please don't get me wrong; I love that Emma Lazarus poem, beginning with the words, "Give me your tired, your poor; your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;" but folks, that was written in 1883, and just... a little has changed in this country since then, including a desperate need for skilled labor, which our schools seem pathologically incapable of turning out.

It is completely reasonable, at this point in the 21st century, for the US government to demand that those who immigrate to this country, have skills; speak a standard English; and not be a financial burden on this country, much as does the Australian immigration system, which gives good people with skills a shot at the "brass ring" of Australian citizenship.

Why should we not insist on inviting "the best of the best" immigrants to become US citizens?!?

I see absolutely zero reason why we should not.

And if you can think of any, please let me know!! :-)

Mar 04 06:12

HAWAII LAWMAKERS PUSH SEVERE AMMO RESTRICTIONS

SOURCE: AMMO LAND
In the last year, gun owners across the U.S. have watched in horror as California has rolled out its byzantine and unworkable ammunition restrictions. Since July 1, 2019, gun owners in the Golden State have been required to undergo a background check each time they purchase ammunition. The program has been a disaster. In December, the Sacramento Bee reported that tens of thousands of law-abiding Californians have been improperly denied ammunition purchases under the program, while only 101 were prohibited persons who were rejected. According to the report, “[b]etween July 1 and November, nearly one in every five ammunition purchases was rejected by the California Department of Justice.”

Not to be outdone, California’s neighbor to the left is seeking to outdo the Golden State tyrants with an even more intrusive scheme to harass law-abiding gun owners and ammunition buyers.

In late January, Hawaii lawmakers introduced HB 2736.

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IF something can be mucked up for Hawaii's citizens in amazing and startling ways, count on the Hawaii Legislature to do just that.

And somewhere, in the richly populated tales of graft, corruption, and massive cost over-runs in the State, one only has to look at Hawaii's "Light Rail to No Where" to understand the degree to which Hawaii lawmakers, have collectively, lost their minds.

How a Train Through Paradise Swelled into a $ 9 Billion Dollar Debacle.

Mar 04 06:02

  YOU'LL NEVER GUESS HOW BIG BANKS WANT THE FED TO HANDLE THE CORONAVIRUS: MORE WALL STREET DEREGULATION!! "SURELY, THE BIG BANKS AREN'T CRAVEN ENOUGH TO USE COVID-19 AS AN EXCUSE TO LOBBY FOR LONG-SOUGHT REGULATORY ROLLBACKS, RIGHT? WRONG!"

The Bank Policy Institute, a lobbying group for big banks, drew criticism for a policy memo suggesting financial deregulation as a response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Photo: Phillipp/Flickr/cc)

A lobbying group for big banks in the United States came under fire Tuesday from financial industry experts for pressuring federal officials to push through long-sought regulatory rollbacks in response to the worldwide economic concerns sparked by the global coronavirus outbreak.

On Sunday, Bank Policy Institute (BPI) chief executive Greg Baer, head of research Francisco Covas, and chief economist Bill Nelson published a post on the group's website entitled "Actions the Fed Could Take in Response to COVID-19." The BPI is a lobbying group whose members include Bank of America, Citigroup JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those people, pushing for this, in terms of attempting to blame Covid-19 for the economic downturn, and want government regulators to "fix" it, by loosening restrictions on banking practices, are being disingenuous in the extreme.

And we have a companion piece, also from blacklistednews.com, with the following headline and commentary: FED: CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY RATE CUT, 50 BASIS POINTS

The article goes on to state: "The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 50 basis points in an impromptu meeting on Tuesday as a response to the coronavirus.

The Fed said the “fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong” but that the coronavirus “poses evolving risks to economic activity.” The cut, which amounts to a half percentage point, lowered the current target range to between 1% and 1.25%."

Mar 03 16:33

Lies, Damned Lies, and Infection Numbers - #PropagandaWatch - corbettreport


SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=35265

How many people have been infected? And how many people have died? And how do we know? These aren't rhetorical questions. They are real questions with real answers. Today on #PropagandaWatch, James breaks down the numbers and asks how these numbers are being derived and what they might be hiding.

Mar 03 11:38

Iran steps up coronavirus efforts as 23 MPs said to be infected: Plans to mobilise 300,000 soldiers and volunteers as number of cases passes 2,000

Iran has announced plans to mobilise 300,000 soldiers and volunteers against the deadliest outbreak of the coronavirus outside China, as state television quoted an MP as saying 23 members of parliament were infected.

On Tuesday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s supreme leader, ordered the country’s armed forces to assist health officials in combating the outbreak.

“Whatever helps public health and prevents the spread of the disease is good and what helps to spread it is sin,” Khamenei said, as the deputy health minister, Alireza Raeisi, reported more infections and a death toll of 77.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I need to ask some painfully honest questions here; the populations hit the hardest by this pandemic, China, and Iran, are very prominent members of the US government and military's "regime change" targets.

Is it at all possible, that the Coronavirus was of US origin, and smuggled into China and Iran as "viral/biological WMDS" to attempt to make "regime change" in these two intractable nations become achieved more easily than it would have been through other methods, like massive wars against them?!?

And before people scream at me that the US government and military would "never do this", I would like to politely remind them that there were a wealth of diseases weaponized for World War II, and in its aftermath:

The United States biological weapons program began in 1943. It was replaced by the United States biological defense program.

Folks, the US government and military have been doing this for over 77 years; they have a lot of experience with this kind of work, and right now, I cannot bet against this possibility.

Mar 03 11:02

Lawmaker Condemns ‘Unacceptable’ CDC Decision to Stop Disclosing Number of Coronavirus Tests

A Democratic congressman has condemned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its “inexplicable” decision to stop publicly disclosing the number of Americans who have been tested for the novel coronavirus. Since the outbreak arrived in the U.S., the CDC has posted stats on its website which showed how many confirmed cases there were, the total number of U.S. deaths, and how many people had been tested for the disease.

But Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) noted Monday that the site no longer discloses the number of tests or the number of deaths. In an angry letter to CDC director Robert Redfield, Pocan wrote: “Americans are dying... We deserve to know how many people have been tested for, or who have died from, COVID-19.” Pocan added that “knowing that CDC testing is keeping pace with the likely number of cases is imperative to maintaining public trust.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pocan is absolutely correct in his assessment here; what the CDC is doing, is not sitting well with most Americans, who want, desperately, to know that their chief national health entity is doing everything they can to both document the situation with existing cases, but is also helping to control this pandemic in the future, through extensive testing.

Mar 03 10:47

Dems Converge Around Dementia-Addled Warmonger Ahead Of Super Tuesday. The only problem? Biden’s brain is turning into sauerkraut....

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Back in January, well before the Democratic primary race had taken on its current composition, independent journalist Ruth Ann Oskolkoff reported that a source had heard from high-level Democratic Party insiders that they were planning to install Joe Biden as the party’s nominee, and to smear Bernie Sanders as a Russian asset.

“On January 20, 2020 at 8:20 p.m. PDT I received a communication from a reliable source,” Oskolkoff wrote.

“This person had interactions earlier that evening with high level party members and associates of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who said that they have now selected Biden as the Democratic Party nominee, with Warren as the VP. They also said the plan is to smear Bernie as a Russian asset.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More geopolitical sound and fury, signifying... not one whole hell of a lot.

Biden is the Deep State/Warmonger's "wet dream" as a candidate, because even in the throes of his lack of mental acuity, as has been seen over and over in this gaffe-centric campaign, his "vision" is always comfortably aligned with that of his war-centric masters; more endless wars will be the order of the day, capped, ultimately, by a US return to the draft, when the "volunteer soldier concept"" cannot cut it anymore, between quality and quantity of those ultimately recruited for our military.

Mar 03 10:19

NYC School Shuts Over Coronavirus Fears

It was not clear whether a student or parent — or neither — was suspected to have the virus. In any case, the move could have ripple effects across New York’s vast school system.

In a separate development, Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday morning that the state had confirmed its second case of the virus, a 50-year-old man who lives in Westchester County and works in Manhattan. Unlike the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the city, a woman who had recently traveled to Iran, the new patient had no known association with previous coronavirus hotspots — suggesting that the virus is now spreading locally. Cuomo said that the man, who has been hospitalized, had an underlying respiratory condition.

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This is starting to look as though this pandemic is about to have a chain reaction hitting here, in the US, and when it does, the results may well be both grim, and unprecedented.

Mar 03 10:01

The Real Contagion is Fear

Why is the Illuminati media stoking fears of a global pandemic and financial meltdown? The purpose may be to reduce us to our most primitive survival instincts. From the threat of nuclear war in the 1960's to routine pandemic scares today, fear is a weapon of social & spiritual control.

The psychological equation is: if there is fear, then the virus must be dangerous. But this is actually like saying: if a man walking on a street at night believes a mugger is about to parachute out of the sky, the sky-mugger must be real.

Mar 03 09:57

Damn! Will the Zombie Virus Apocalypse never come? Mar 2

I write this piece for those who ordinarily have their heads on straight, when it comes to understanding the basics of HEALTH—but now, because of the “coronavirus epidemic,” are drifting back into the medical model: FIXATION ON GERMS.

A correct reading of suppressed medical history reveals that the hypothesis of “one disease, one germ” is a modern con, moving down a blind alley at midnight. And when you add “one vaccine” to the formula, you get an even greater degree of lunacy.

But you also get a trillion-dollar commercial success.

Mar 03 09:53

FLASHBACK : Turkish President's Goons Assault AMERICAN Protesters (VIDEO)

Is Uncle Sam going to let this fly? Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join

"Nine people were hurt and two arrests were made during an altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the US capital during a visit by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.

According to witnesses, a brawl erupted when Erdo?an’s security detail attacked protesters carrying the flag of the Kurdish PYD party outside the residence. A local NBC television affiliate reported Erdo?an was inside the building at the time.

Mar 03 07:23

The New Cold War With Russia Is All America’s Fault

According to Rep. Jason Crow, Russian President “Vladimir Putin wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night trying to figure out how to destroy American democracy.”

But that’s not true. There’s no real reason to believe that Putin means us any harm at all. The new Cold War with Russia is all America’s fault.

Mar 03 06:02

MACAU GAMING REVENUE COLLAPSES 87.8% IN FEBRUARY

Analysts continue to see the near-term outlook as “murky”. JP Morgan estimates a 24% decrease in gross gaming revenue for the year, based on a 70% drop in March and a 35% decline in the second quarter.

The same analysts said in a March 1 note: “We do not think COVID-19 will curb gamblers’ enthusiasm in a sustainable way, so its impact on the industry’s sustainable earnings power should be limited.”

It continued: “Looking at the glass half-full, we feel it could have been worse given the extensive level of disruption suffered.”

Yeah, good thinking. After all, revenues could have been down 100%.

Tyler Durden

Mar 03 05:06

Iran: Regime Change by Coronavirus?

The consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran will exacerbate the Islamic Republic’s ongoing economic crisis and bring it even closer to political collapse than ever before, the outcome of which is unwittingly being facilitated by the government’s mismanaged response to this disease as a result of the narrative corner that it’s backed itself into for “politically correct” reasons, which worryingly raises the question of whether or not regime change might be just around the corner if this dire situation isn’t soon brought under control.

Iran’s Unprecedented Isolation

Mar 03 04:48

Erdogan warns Europe to expect ‘millions’ of migrants after Turkey opens borders

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday that "millions" of migrants would soon head for Europe, drawing accusations from EU leaders that he is trying to pressure them into backing his incursions into Syria.

Turkey gave the green light to refugees and migrants on Friday to leave for the European Union and thousands have since massed at the Greek border, triggering fears of an influx like that which poisoned European politics in 2015.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel described Turkey's move as "unacceptable" and EU migration commissioner Margaritis Schinas said nobody could "blackmail or intimidate the EU".

But Turkey, which hosts roughly four million refugees, is trying to hold off another mass influx from Syria – where government forces backed by Russian air power are advancing into the last rebel stronghold of Idlib.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europe is singularly unprepared for this flood of immigrants, and has no cohesive way to stop them, save assassination at the borders, which is hardly likely.

But the real problem here, is the reality that Russia and Turkey are closer to war over Syria, than they have ever been before; ad US and European/NATO fire-power to the mix, and we have a recipe for disaster.

As NATO is a partner with Turkey, this makes the possibility of an intense US/NATO incursion into Syria, a lot more real than it has been before.
And we also have a companion piece, also from antiwar.com, with the following headline: Threat of a US and Russian Nuclear War Is Now at Its Greatest Since 1983
The article goes on to state: "When the Commander of NATO says he is a fan of flexible first strike at the same time that NATO is flexing its military muscle on Russia’s border, the risk of inadvertent nuclear war is real.

US Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters told the Senate this week he “is a fan of flexible first strike” regarding NATO’s nuclear weapons, thereby exposing the fatal fallacy of the alliance’s embrace of American nuclear deterrence policy.

It was one of the most remarkable yet underreported exchanges in recent Senate history. Earlier this week, during the testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee of General Tod Wolters, the commander of US European Command and, concurrently, as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe (SACEUR) also the military head of all NATO armed forces, General Wolters engaged in a short yet informative exchange with Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican from the state of Nebraska.

Following some initial questions and answers focused on the alignment of NATO’s military strategy with the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the US, which codified what Wolters called “the malign influence on behalf of Russia” toward European security, Senator Fischer asked about the growing recognition on the part of NATO of the important role of US nuclear deterrence in keeping the peace. “We all understand that our deterrent, the TRIAD, is the bedrock of the security of this country,” Fischer noted. “Can you tell us about what you are hearing…from our NATO partners about this deterrent?”

Wolters responded by linking the deterrence provided to Europe by the US nuclear TRIAD with the peace enjoyed on the European continent over the past seven decades. Fischer asked if the US nuclear umbrella was “vital in the freedom of NATO members”; Wolters agreed. Remarkably, Wolters linked the role of nuclear deterrence with the NATO missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere outside the European continent. NATO’s mission, he said, was to “proliferate deterrence to the max extent practical to achieve greater peace.”

Then came the piece de resistance of the hearing. “What are your views, Sir,” Senator Fischer asked, “of adopting a so-called no-first-use policy. Do you believe that that would strengthen deterrence?”

General Wolters’ response was straight to the point. “Senator, I’m a fan of flexible first-use policy.”

I don't know if that statement scares any one of you as much as it does me, but right now, my hair is standing straight up in the back... and breakdancing,

Mar 03 04:33

Bloomberg tells AIPAC he'll 'never impose conditions' on military aid to Israel

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg on Monday pledged to support Israel’s security and constrain Iran’s nuclear program at the annual pro-Israel AIPAC summit in Washington, while also criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders for boycotting the annual event, which has been a lightning rod in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Bloomberg was the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Conference in Washington, a move criticized by progressives and some Democrats not aligned with the group's views.

“I can’t tell you how glad I am to be at AIPAC,” he said. "Israel is small, we know, but resilient, and surrounded by adversaries. And if you caught the last couple of presidential debates you know that I can empathize."

MORE: Bloomberg criticizes Trump’s response to coronavirus as he launches campaign blitz ahead of Super Tuesday

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation from Bloombergese into English; "I will allow Israeli full, unfettered and free rein to "play picador" in the Middle East, until it gets into a fight it cannot win on its own, and then expend American troops to clean up after Israel, no matter the cost in blood and money!

And hey, invading Iran, even if Russia has pledged to support it in the case of a US invasion of it, Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If the U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Saysis no big deal!!"

Mayor Bloomberg, a word, please; there are moments when US and Israeli objectives align in the Middle East, and times when they most assuredly do NOT align; this last, and thoroughly irresponsible statement, indicates to both American voters, and the rest of the world, that you are hard-pressed to understand the difference here, and are infinitely more inclined to support Israel, no matter if it is completely wrong in its premise to wage whatever wars they feel are critical, at any given point in time, than supporting an even-handed approach to the region's politics.

Mar 03 04:13

Greece has no right to stop accepting asylum requests – UN

The UN’s refugee agency said on Monday that Greece had no right to stop accepting asylum applications as Athens struggles with a sudden increase in arrivals of Middle East refugees and migrants from Turkey at its border.

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday his country would not be accepting any new asylum requests for a month after two days of clashes between border police and thousands of people seeking to enter the EU from Turkey, Reuters reported.

“It is important that the authorities refrain from any measures that might increase the suffering of vulnerable people,” the UNHCR said in a statement. “All states have a right to control their borders and manage irregular movements, but at the same time should refrain from the use of excessive or disproportionate force and maintain systems for handling asylum requests in an orderly manner.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would then politely suggest, that this UN Committee, and all of its members, insist that all immigrants straining Greece's immigration system, immediately (and gently) be air-dropped on the homes of all members of this Committee, and their Committee Head; happy "cultural enrichment", guys!!

Mar 03 04:07

SCHOOL COP TASKED WITH 'PROTECTING' YOUNG CHILDREN, ARRESTED FOR CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

SOURCE: THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT

Poplar Bluff, MO — There are so many cases each week of police officers getting caught with child porn or sexually assaulting children that TFTP cannot report on all of them. However, the following case out of Missouri is so disconcerting that we felt it was necessary to make a point. Child predators often seek out positions of authority which allow them to carry out their sick desires while garnering the trust of those around them. Poplar Bluff police officer Brandon Michael Hopper was one of these predators.

Last week, the 39-year-old was charged with the unclassified felony of first-degree sexual trafficking of a child, the Class B felony of first-degree promoting child pornography and two Class D felonies of possession of child pornography by Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Kacey Proctor.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so wretchedly morally wrong, and emotionally ill, I just have no place to start here.

But was there absolutely nothing in Hopper's background, indicating that it might be an evolving problem here?!?

Anyone tasked with protecting children, should not mind thorough, and on-going vetting of everything they do, to keep kids safe.

Mar 03 04:03

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS HILLARY CLINTON DEPOSITION TO ADDRESS PRIVATE EMAILS: 'STILL MORE TO LEARN'

A federal judge Monday granted a request from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sit for a sworn deposition to answer questions about her use of a private email server to conduct government business.

Clinton has argued that she has already answered questions about this and should not have to do so again -- the matter did not result in any charges for the then-presidential candidate in 2016 after a high-profile investigation -- but D.C. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth said in his ruling that her past responses left much to be desired.

"As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clinton’s state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business," Lamberth said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am not holding my breath, awaiting for Clinton to respond here, in any way, shape, or form.

Mar 03 04:01

NIKE CLOSES EUROPE HEADQUARTERS AFTER EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS CORONAVIRUS

SOURCE: DAN LYMAN
Nike has temporarily closed its European headquarters in the Netherlands due to an employee contracting coronavirus.

Approximately 2,000 employees from 80 different countries work at the massive facility in Hilversum, North Holland.

"We are aware of an employee coronavirus case," Nike told Reuters in a statement.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a deep cleaning of the campus."

Nike also closed its worldwide headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, after the state's first presumed coronavirus case was discovered in nearby Lake Oswego.

"While we have no information indicating any exposure to Nike employees, out of an abundance of caution, we are conducting a deep cleaning of campus," a company spokesperson told local media.

"All WHQ buildings and facilities, including fitness centers, will be closed over the weekend."

There are 18 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands, at the time of this writing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We are most likely about to see a crushing upsurge, world wide, of this pandemic.

Mar 03 03:56

Exit polls: 59 seats to Netanyahu's right-wing bloc

Highest turnout in 21 years appears to have worked in Netanyahu's favor as he claims right to form government; all three exit polls predict Gantz's Blue & White losing significant ground to ruling Likud
Ynet|
Updated: 03.03.20 , 02:08

Voting in Israel's Election Day ended at 10pm Tuesday with the three main television exit polls predicting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party will likely claim significantly more seats than Benny Gantz's Blue & White party but with the right-wing bloc still two seats short of a parliamentary majority.

An initial prediction from the three channels of 60 seats to the right-wing bloc was amended by all 59 seats as the night went on.
According to the public broadcaster KAN, Likud has won 36 seats, while the Blue & White has won 33 seats. Channel 12 (Keshet) had Likud on 37 seats and Blue & White on 32. According to Channel 13, Likud will win 37 seats and Blue & White 34 seats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problems here are, that without some kind of coalition, and plurality with Gantz's"Blue & White Party", Netanyahu's win yesterday, makes Israel no more governable than before the election started, because the rivalry between Netanyahu's party, and Gantz's, never got resolved.

We will see if there is any resolution in the near future, but given both mens' penchants for hubris, you could see Israel at war with any of her regional neighbors in a heartbeat.

Mar 03 03:47

THE NOBILITY OF TULSI GABBARD

SOURCE: W.J.ASTORE VIA BRACINGVIEWS.COM
In the South Carolina primary won on Saturday by Joe Biden, Tulsi Gabbard earned only 1.3% of the vote. Her poor showing was due in part to her outcast status among the Democratic establishment joined by mainstream media outlets like MSNBC and CNN.

Speaking of CNN, I caught a few minutes of coverage over the weekend during which its commentators confessed they couldn’t understand why Tulsi was still running. One person (Anderson Cooper, the weasel) suggested she was angling for a job with Fox News.

Of course, Tulsi’s principled opposition to regime-change wars and other disastrous U.S. foreign policy decisions went unmentioned. When her name is mentioned by the corporate-owned media, it’s usually in the context of the candidate most likely to succeed – in Russia.

By running in the election, Tulsi Gabbard continues to make an invaluable contribution:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This woman may well go down in history, as one of the most principled candidates in the 2020 race; that is why she was knocked out of contention, because she is no warmonger, and doesn't believe that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika needs these endless wars to keep it alive and well.

Mar 03 03:42

SCHOOLS ARE SPYING ON STUDENTS — BUT STUDENTS CAN FIGHT BACK

San Francisco – Schools across the country are increasingly using technology to spy on students at home, at school, and on social media. Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched a new Surveillance Self-Defense guide for students and their parents, so they can learn more about how schools are watching them, and how they can fight back.

The surveillance technology currently in use includes software to scan students’ social media posts, cameras with facial recognition and other scanning capabilities, and microphones to “detect aggression.” Schools can even track you on devices that they don’t control: if you have to download a certain kind of security certificate to use the school Internet, they may be monitoring your browser history and messages you send.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know that here in Indiana, parents are turning increasingly to home schooling, to avoid just such kinds of surveillance, and insure that the core values with which those kids are impressed, are their parents' core values.

Mar 03 03:20

News Media Attacks Vitamin C Treatment of COVID-19 Coronavirus

First of all, the naysayers are too late. Vitamin C is already being used to prevent and treat COVID-19 in China and in Korea. And it is working.

Here is a verified official statement from China's Xi'an Jiaotong University Second Hospital:

"On the afternoon of February 20, 2020, another 4 patients with severe coronavirus pneumonia recovered from the C10 West Ward of Tongji Hospital. In the past 8 patients have been discharged from hospital. . . [H]igh-dose vitamin C achieved good results in clinical applications. We believe that for patients with severe neonatal pneumonia, and for critically ill patients, vitamin C treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after admission. Numerous studies have shown that the dose of vitamin C has a lot to do with the effect of treatment. High-dose vitamin C can not only improve antiviral levels, but more importantly, can prevent and treat acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress (ARDS)."

Mar 03 03:16

Coronavirus: the contagion of propaganda

“The virus is coming, the virus is coming.”

As my readers know, I’ve been presenting evidence that this so-called viral epidemic is unproven. I’ve detailed the fraud from a number of angles (archive here).

Here I want to comment on the true contagion of propaganda.

The press is piling on, as it always does. A story, true or false—it doesn’t matter—describes how basic items are disappearing from store shelves in a town like there’s no tomorrow.

Mar 02 12:26

How to stage a fake epidemic (and brainwash billions of people) Feb 26

—This article assembles facts contained in my ongoing series on the “China epidemic.” To get the details, I recommend going back and reading all those articles (archive here).

If a group wants to stage a fake and frightening epidemic, how would they do it?

First of all, what reasons would they have to launch such an audacious plan?

Mar 02 08:30

IRAN REJECTS TRUMP OFFER OF HELP ON CORONAVIRUS AS AYATOLLAH AIDE DIES: 'WE DON'T NEED THEM'

An Iranian official has dismissed President Donald Trump's offer of help in fighting the coronavirus, which on Monday claimed the life of a senior aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said Monday that the U.S. is seeking to use the virus outbreak as part of its propaganda campaign against Iran to undermine national unity.

"Since the outbreak of the virus in Iran, we have been observing the U.S.-led anti-Iranian propaganda campaign and know about the measures the Americans have taken to reduce Iranian nation's morale," Mousavi told reporters, according to the Mehr News Agency.

Mousavi added that Tehran is "doubtful" about the U.S. offer of help and accused Washington of hiding its political motives behind the proposed cooperation. "We do not need them," Mousavi said.

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is unfortunate, that the US government has, historically,and nearly pathologically, given the Iranian government so many reasons to mistrust anything the US might do, even if it is a gesture that at least, on the surface, looks humanitarian enough in its actual intent.

And to the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as an American who does care about her country very intensely, and wishes peaceful self-determination for all countries of the earth, I would say the following; sir, this is perhaps a time to put down past, and prevailing, upsets with the US (and I do understand that right now, they are MANY), and let us encourage all of our brothers and sisters in our scientific communities to work together, responsibly, to find answers as to why this pandemic spread out of control so so rapidly; what its true nature is; and how to effectively,and intelligently, find a safe vaccine which will immunize all of humankind from this plague.

You have no idea who I am, or that I even exist; but I do read, and post from, presstv.com frequently, and there is one thing I do know about the Iranian people; they care, very much, for their families, and want to keep them well and healthy.

I am respectfully requesting that you might want to rethink this decision; and to the US government, if there is a little bit of relenting here on the Iranian side, please honor and respect that.

Mar 02 08:05

The Limits of Force: A Bayonet in the Back Will Not Restore China’s Economy

Summary:
Force cannot restore legitimacy, trust or confidence, nor can it magically erase the consequences of a still-unfolding national trauma. The Chinese authorities threatening to punish workers who refuse to return to work are getting a lesson in the limits of force in an unprecedented national trauma: a bayonet in the back will not restore the legitimacy and confidence that have been lost. There are two enormous blind spots in conventional media coverage of the pandemic: 1. The limits of force in restoring China’s economy to pre-pandemic levels. 2. The longer term (i.e. second-order) consequences of the immense trauma experienced by the Chinese people. While the media focuses on questionable statistics and economic claims–factories are already back to 60% capacity, etc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Smith is entirely correct in his assessment here.

If you are of a mind to do so, please pray for everyone dealing with this horrific pandemic; the victims; their families; their friends, and the heroically dedicated medical teams trying to save them.

Mar 02 07:59

French Death Toll Doubles On Monday; US Confirms 2nd Casualty As Gottlieb Warns Cases Already In The "Low 1000s": Virus Updates

Summary:

2nd US death reported in Washington State
Gottlieb warns US cases likely in 'low thousands'
BMW tells 150 to quarantine after Munich employee infected
Jordan reports first two cases
Death toll in France doubles
OECD warns global growth could fall by half
Indonesia reports first cases
"Progress is being made" toward a vaccine
Cuomo says NY expects more cases
India confirms 2 more cases
'Official' Iran death toll hits 66
EU confirms 38 deaths across 18 members
First cases confirmed in Fla.
2 Amazon employees test positive in Milan
Virus now in 7 US states: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida and Oregon
San Antonio virus patient re-hospitalized after testing positive
China warns it could face 'locust invasion'
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Update (0820ET): The French death toll doubled Monday morning when health officials reported 2 new deaths, bringing the total to four.

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Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we at WRH want to do, is spread awareness, and not panic.

That being said, you may want to consider some reasonable precautions, and do some prepping, if you have not already. Consider your local big-box store your "friend" right now, and think about doing some stocking up, just in case. It is always better to have, and not need, rather than the converse.

If you, those you care about, and/or your pets take any meds, you might want to talk to your doctor about having more than necessary in your medicine chest; make sure you have potable water, storable food; and ways to cook if something goes south with your utility system.

Again, all of the above is reasonable, non-panic-inducing ways to keep yourself (and those you care about) safe.

Mar 02 07:38

"There's No Pollution" - NASA Satellite Images Expose China's "Production Has Resumed" False Narrative

We first pointed out the reality of China's 'official' return to production as a false narrative two weeks ago.

The key takeaways were:

The start of the new year normally sees higher pollution across China due to higher coal/fuel consumption for heating and resumption of industrial production after Chinese New Year.

Guangzhou, Shanghai and Chengdu see a clear pattern – air pollution is only 20-50% of the historical average. This could imply that human activities such as traffic and industrial production within/close to those cities are running 50-80% below their potential capacity.

And now, thanks to satellite images published by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), we have further confirmation that nothing is back in China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Chinese government has GOT to back away from its "magical thinking" here, and embrace reality, when global scientific measurements can so easily refute what it is saying about a "post-coronavirus reality" in terms of manufacturing and production.

Mar 02 07:26

HUGE! New England Journal of Medicine: Scientific Study Reports NO CASES of Coronavirus in Children Under Age 15 in Test Study

The New England Journal of Medicine published a report by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., H. Clifford Lane, M.D., and Robert R. Redfield, M.D.

NIAID Dir Fauci’s welcome sobriety on corona/COVID-19, which “may ultimately be more akin to a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)” [published by the ideologically Left, NEJM, no less!]: https://nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this was a not-quite-finished biological weapon, it would make sense that it would hit the elderly, who may already have compromised auto-immune issues, than kids, who can generally be controlled, and would be counted upon to be the next generation of workers for whoever 's nation became the conquering element in a war where such weaons were used.

Mar 02 07:17

TRUMP SETS NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS OVER CORONAVIRUS, CONSIDERING SOUTHERN BORDER SHUTDOWN

SOURCE: FOX NEWS
President Trump authorized new travel restrictions and warnings Saturday – and said he’s even looking at closing the southern border – in response to the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed the first American life, while assuring the nation at an all-hands-on-deck press conference there’s “no reason to panic.”

Trump announced new strict travel "edicts" affecting Iran, Italy and South Korea and Trump confirmed he's looking to potentially tighten the U.S.-Mexico border.

"Yes, we are thinking about [the] southern border, we have received a lot of power on the southern border over the last couple of years from the courts but we are looking at that very strongly," Trump said at a press conference.

The rare appearance in the White House press briefing room came shortly after news of the first death in the United States from the new virus and a terrible week on the stock market over fears of the outbreak.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What he is talking about doing is absolutely reasonable, given where clusters of the disease are cropping up; and yes, including the Southern Border closure makes sense; but my question is, until there is a viable vaccine, will it be enough?!?

For me, the jury is out on that one; please observe the standard protocols, like frequent hand washing.

But for people living in a "hot zone", where a number of these cases have been diagnosed, you may want to research, and get, some colloidal silver; some probiotics (because much of human immunity comes from our gut 8 health benefits of probiotics); and some Vitamin C, to assist your immune system in protecting you from getting ill, as much as might be possible.

Mar 02 07:07

MISSOURI FARMER WINS $265 MILLION VERDICT AGAINST MONSANTO

SOURCE: SIERRA CLUB
A Missouri peach farmer notched a rare courtroom victory this month, defeating the former Monsanto Co. and chemical giant BASF in the first of what is expected to be a series of court fights over claims that the companies are responsible for pesticide damage that has wiped out orchards, gardens, and organic farm fields in multiple states.

On February 14, a unanimous jury awarded Bill Bader and his family-owned Bader Farms $15 million in compensatory damages. The following day, they added on another $250 million in punitive damages to be paid by Bayer AG (Monsanto’s German owner) and BASF. The jury found that Monsanto and BASF conspired in actions that created what Bader’s attorney called an “ecological disaster” designed to increase profits at the expense of farmers such as Bader.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF there was ever a corporation deserving to be sued out of existence, it is Bayer/Monsanto, and right the hell now.

Mar 02 07:04

CHINA'S FACTORY ACTIVITY SLUMPS IN FEBRUARY TO WEAKEST READING ON RECORD, PRIVATE SURVEY SHOWS

SOURCE: CNBC
A private survey showed China’s manufacturing activity slumped in February, as the coronavirus outbreak hit the world’s second largest economy.

On Monday, the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 40.3 for February — the lowest reading since the survey was launched in early 2004.

“China’s manufacturing economy was impacted by the epidemic last month,” said Zhengsheng Zhong, chief economist at CEBM Group, a Caixin subsidiary. “The supply and demand sides both weakened, supply chains became stagnant, and there was a big backlog of previous orders,” he said in a press release.

The numbers come as China continues to grapple with the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,900 people and infected at least 80,000 others in the mainland. The virus has spread to some 60 countries around the world, but most of those infected and died were from China.

Mar 02 03:41

Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg and Other Democrats Falsely Accuse Trump of Calling the Coronavirus a Hoax

Leading Democrats including presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg used bogus media reports to falsely accuse President Trump of calling the coronavirus a hoax, thereby proving Trump’s point that the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus against him.

Mar 02 03:38

Israel’s propagandists shoot themselves in the foot as they shoot off their mouths

If you have ever visited a blog or on-line discussion group on the Middle East you have doubtless had the misfortune to run into them.

They are known by the language they use: depraved sexual insults, bile, bigotry, threats, disinformation and character assassination. That’s right: I’m talking about “hasbarats,” Zionist trolls who infect the Internet with hasbara, pro-Israel propaganda. Of course, mainstream media hasbarats have been around for decades, as have “hasbaratchiks,” fifth-columns in foreign governments who subvert national policies to serve Israel. The Internet, though, is the latest, some might say the greatest, propaganda playground, and Israel cannot cope with factual, passionate, well-documented stories that expose its war crimes and unrepentant criminality.

Mar 01 19:47

Intellectual Dark Web's Eric Weinstein: How Can We Be Sure 'China, Russia or Iran' Wasn't Behind Epstein?

How we can be sure that "China, Russia or Iran" wasn't "behind" Jeffrey Epstein?

The Intellectual Dark Web's Eric Weinstein is demanding answers!

Mar 01 06:14

The CIA’s Role in Operation Condor

The Washington Post is reporting today that top secret documents confirm the role that the CIA played in Operation Condor, the international state-sponsored assassination, kidnapping, torture, and murder ring run by U.S.-supported military dictatorships in South America in the late 1970s. The documents confirm that the CIA’s role in the operation was to provide communications equipment to the ring, which enabled them to coordinate cross-border efforts to kidnap, torture, and kill suspected communists, which, of course, were nothing more than people who believed in socialism or communism.

Over the years, I have written about Operation Condor, and FFF has linked to many article detailing this sordid, dark-side conspiracy.

Mar 01 06:09

Sen. Cotton: China Is 'Still Lying to the World' about Coronavirus | Virus Can Live Up To 9 Days Outside The Body

China has engaged in rampant malpractice, dishonesty, and deceitfulness from the very beginning. If they hadn’t concealed the outbreak of this virus in early December from the World Health Organization and from their own people. They might not have only protected their own people more effectively, but prevented it from spreading so far around the world already. They are still lying to their own people. They are still lying to the world. They are responsible for the spread of this virus outside of their own borders. That’s one reason why we need to take a new look, once again, at our entire relationship with China, in particular, the relationship we have in trade, where we have so many of our medical devices and equipment, or even basic pharmaceuticals manufactured in China.”

Mar 01 05:59

China officials knew of coronavirus in December, ordered cover-up, report says

Chinese scientists knew about the coronavirus and its deadly effects as early as December — but were ordered by government officials to suppress the evidence, according to a report.

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