REALPOLITIK: A Bipartisan Group Secretly Gathered to Game Out a Contested Trump-Biden Election – It Wasn’t Pretty


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“…All of our scenarios ended in both street-level violence and political impasse,” said Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown law professor and former Defense Department official who co-organized the group known as the Transition Integrity Project… the group envisioned a dark 11 weeks between Election Day and Inauguration Day, one in which Trump and his Republican allies used every apparatus of government — the Postal Service, state lawmakers, the Justice Department, federal agents, and the military — to hold onto power, and Democrats took to the courts and the streets to try to stop it”

A bipartisan group secretly gathered to game out a contested Trump-Biden election. It wasn’t pretty

WASHINGTON — On the second Friday in June, a group of political operatives, former government and military officials, and academics quietly convened online for what became a disturbing exercise in the fragility of American democracy.

The group…

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MASONIC VISIONS: Jim Carrey Reveals What He Did After Being Told He Had Only 10 Minutes To Live


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“…At that point I started going, ‘OK what can I do with this last moment of time,’” he told Fallon. “I just decided to go through a list of gratitudes and honest to God I just could not stop thinking of wonderful things that have happened to me and blessings I’ve had.”…“It was lovely,” he continued. “And I got to a point of grace at about two minutes to spare when I found out it wasn’t actually happening”

Jim Carrey Reveals What He Did After Being Told He Had Only 10 Minutes To Live

Actor Jim Carrey rose to fame in the 1990s through his slap-stick brilliance and amazingly rubber-faced roles, ranging from Fire Marshall Bill to Ace…

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VOODOO ECONOMICS: The Revenge Of “Real Money” Or “Cashless Enslavement Of Humanity”? – By Ben Garrison


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“… You won’t see dollars in wheelbarrows any time soon. Most of the Federal Reserve’s dollar printing goes directly to a handful of fantastically wealthy people at the top of the pyramid. Many of them own the Federal Reserve. The Fed is propping up a market that is mostly owned by the top. We The People are not receiving what the Fed is buying whether it is treasuries, corporate bonds, or ETFs, but we are forced to pay for it. Citizens must cough up more taxes to pay the interest on the absurdly high debt in order to make sure the fabulously rich get fabulously richer”

The Revenge Of “Real Money” Or “Cashless Enslavement Of Humanity”? – By Ben Garrison

Just over 10 years ago I drew several pro-silver cartoons. One of them showed a giant, fast-moving silver coin cutting the JP Morgan ‘paper tiger’ in half. For years, JPM had shorted silver and has been…

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Seattle Police Chief Slams City Council After Activists Target Her Home: ‘You Must Forcefully Call For The End Of These Tactics’

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Seattle’s Chief of Police called on Seattle’s City Council to stand up against “mob rule” after “aggressive” activists reportedly targeted her home over the weekend, which scared her neighbors.

“I wanted to update you on recent events, particularly those that occurred late last night,” Best wrote in a letter addressed to City Council President Lorena González and Public Safety Chair Lisa Herbold. “A residence of mine in Snohomish County was targeted by a large group of aggressive protestors late last night. My neighbors were concerned by such a large group, but they were successful in ensuring the crowd was not able to trespass or engage in other illegal behavior in the area, despite repeated attempts to do so. Currently, the local sheriff (not SPD resources) is monitoring the situation.”

“I urge both of you…

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US Cold War China Policy Will Isolate US, Not China

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By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies

Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. sanctions and no less than three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups prowling the seas around China. But it is the United States that has initiated each new escalation in U.S.-China relations. China’s responses have been careful and proportionate, with Chinese officials such as Foreign Minister Wang Yi publicly asking the U.S. to step back from its brinkmanship to find common ground for diplomacy.

Most of the U.S. complaints about China are long-standing, from the treatment of the Uighur minority and disputes over islands and maritime borders in the South China Sea to accusations of unfair trade practices and support for protests in Hong Kong. But the answer to the “Why now?” question seems obvious: the approaching U.S. election.

Danny Russel

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BP Makes Big Moves Away from Oil

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With climate change bearing down on the planet and the novelcoronavirusupending the fossil fuel business, one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies on Tuesday mapped out how it plans to navigate the next decade by radically cutting back on its oil and gas business.

The London-based BP said that it will transform itself by halting oil and gas exploration in new countries, slashing oil and gas production by 40 percent, lowering carbon emissions by about a third, and boosting capital spending on low-carbon energy tenfold to $5 billion a year.

“This makes the BP the first supermajor to spell out, in detail, what the energy transition will actually entail, in practical terms,” said Pavel Molchanov, senior energy analyst for the investment firm Raymond James.

While BP announced earlier this year its broad strategy shift to comply with the goals…

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Refuting Islamophobia: U.S. Adds Sanctions Over Internment of Muslims in China

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The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on a powerful government entity that runs companies and farms in the Xinjiang region, where officials carry out the mass internment of Muslims.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced sanctions Friday on a powerful government entity and two senior officials who have helped manage it, citing systemic human rights abuses against predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region in China’s far northwest.

The sanctions, imposed by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, name the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, an economic and paramilitary organization that plays a central role in the development of the Xinjiang region, and two associated officials, Peng…

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Erdogan is sure his strategy of politics cloaked by religion will consolidate his power. We shall see

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Turkey’s leader is picking and choosing his way through his country’s history for the gaudiest bits to discard or embellish, writes Robert Fisk

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A Grim Prediction Gave These Ice Caps 5 Years. They Didn’t Even Last That Long

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4 AUGUST 2020

Scientists don’t always like being right: take the team that warnedin a paper published in 2017that the St. Patrick Bay ice caps in Canada would soon disappear, for example. The latest NASA satellite imagery shows that their prediction has sadly come true, and even faster than they expected.

Scientists from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder initially predicted the disappearance of the St. Patrick Bay ice caps would take place over five years, but it’s actually only taken three.

The frozen sheets, probably in place for several centuries, measured more than 10 square kilometres (3.86 square miles) combined at the end of the 1950s, and have now shrunk down to nothing. It’s a sign of theclimate changethat’sgaining momentumall around the world, and showing no signs of stopping.

“When I first…

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RIELPOLITIK: John Pilger – ‘Another Hiroshima Is Coming…Unless We Stop It Now’


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“…A study by the RAND Corporation – which, since Vietnam, has planned America’s wars – is entitled War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable. Commissioned by the US Army, the authors evoke the infamous catch cry of its chief Cold War strategist, Herman Kahn – “thinking the unthinkable”. Kahn’s book, On Thermonuclear War, elaborated a plan for a “winnable” nuclear war. Kahn’s apocalyptic view is shared by Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an evangelical fanatic who believes in the “rapture of the End”. He is perhaps the most dangerous man alive”

John Pilger – ‘Another Hiroshima Is Coming – Unless We Stop It Now’

When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression of a human being at ease: legs splayed, back bent, one hand by her side as she sat waiting for a bank to…

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AMERIKA: The Elite’s War on Science is Almost Complete – By Ben Bartee


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“…The American Empire’s bureaucrats, it should come as no surprise, see no utility in a science-literate population. Groups of people who have been taught how to think critically are dangerous to despots. The same sad history of suppression of knowledge can be observed throughout history in the prohibitions against American slave literacy, the infamous book-burnings of Nazi Germany, and the heretic trial of Socrates as far back as Ancient Greece” 

The Elite’s War on Science is Almost Complete – By Ben Bartee

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Novavax Vaccine Shows Great Promise in Phase I Trial

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Scientists Are Optimistic About New Vaccine Studies From Novavax

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By Carl Zimmer and Katie Thomas

The company has received a $1.6 billion grant from the government’s Operation Warp Speed to have 100 million doses ready by early 2021.

Novavax, the little-known Maryland company that received a $1.6 billion deal from the federal government for its experimental coronavirus vaccine, announced encouraging results in two preliminary studies on Tuesday.

In one study, 56 volunteers produced a high level of antibodies against the virus without any dangerous side effects. In the other, researchers found that the vaccine strongly protected monkeys from coronavirus infections.

Although it’s not possible to directly compare the…

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At least 75 Killed and 4000 Injured in a Blast in Beirut

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By Ghazi Balkiz, Tamara Qiblawi and Ben Wedeman, CNN

A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, injuring thousands and blowing out windows in buildings across the city.

The blast near Beirut’s port sent up a huge mushroom cloud-shaped shockwave, flipping cars and damaging distant buildings. It was felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away, and registered as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in the Lebanese capital.
At least 78 people were killed in the blast, Health Minister Hamad Hasan said, according to Reuters. He said at least 4,000 people have been wounded.

“There are many people missing until now,” Hasan said, according to Reuters. “People are asking the emergency department…

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Maryland $145 Million Failed Cervical Cancer Policy

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August 04, 2020

Maryland’s $145 Million Cervical Cancer Policy Fail

By Josh A. Mazer, CHD Guest Contributor (Originally published in Eye on Annapolis)

Human papillomavirus (“HPV”) will infect about 90% of Marylanders. It is usually harmless and self clearing. Very rarely, undiagnosed and untreated infections may lead to cervical cancer. The Baltimore Sun reported in 1990:  From 1983 to 1987, “406 Maryland women died of a cancer that…need kill virtually no woman, because a Pap smear can detect cervical cancer while it is curable.”

In the modern era, cervical cancer incidence in Maryland was cut almost in half, from 11 cases per 100,000 in 1995 to 5.9/100,000 in 2013.

I have been following Maryland’s HPV vaccine policy very closely since 2018, when our children became eligible to receive Merck’s controversial, liability free HPV vaccine. I was confused by the state sponsored hard sell put on my family to…

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