from Ole Dammegard:
by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
Those benefiting from these destructive “solutions” may think the system can go on forever, but it cannot go on when every “solution” becomes a self-reinforcing problem that amplifies all the other systemic problems.
We are living in an interesting but by no means unique dynamic in which the solutions to problems such as slow growth and inequality have become the problems. This is a dynamic I have often discussed in various contexts. In essence, a solution that was optimized for an earlier era and situation is repeatedly applied to the present–but the present is unlike the past, and the old solution is no longer optimized to current conditions.
by Zoltan Simon and Andras Gergely, Bloomberg:
The crown jewel of billionaire financier George Soros’s educational and philanthropic network in his native Budapest said it may be forced to close if draft legislation targeting foreign-funded universities becomes law.
In a showdown with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who’s pledged to eradicate liberal democracy in Hungary, Soros’s Central European University said a bill submitted to parliament by Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog targets the school “directly.” Balog, who’s in charge of education, said “national security considerations” and ensuring that university courses meet “foreign policy priorities” required amending current legislation.
by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
St. Paul, MN — On the night of June 24, 2016, Frank Baker ‘fit the description’ of a ‘black man’ in the area, so he was attacked by police and their K9. For several minutes, Baker was beaten, tasered, and viciously mauled by their K9. Also at the scene that fateful night was officer Tony Spencer — whose dashcam recorded the violent assault on Baker, who was entirely innocent.
That night, Spencer and his partner responded to a call, which ended up being fake, about a man with dreadlocks wearing a white t-shirt and armed with a gun.
by Josh Begley, The Intercept:
FIVE YEARS AGO, I made a simple iPhone app. It would send you a push notification every time a U.S. drone strike was reported in the news.
Apple rejected the app three times, calling it “excessively objectionable or crude content.”
Over the years, I would occasionally resubmit the app, changing its name from Drones+ to Metadata+. I was curious to see if Apple might change its mind. The app didn’t include graphic images or video of any kind — it simply aggregated news about covert war.
by Nick Giambruno, International Man:
The Establishment is setting up Donald Trump.
The mainstream media hates him. Hollywood hates him. The “Intellectual Yet Idiot” academia class hates him.
Most critically, the CIA hates him. So does the rest of the Deep State, or the permanently entrenched “national security” bureaucracy. They did everything possible to stop Trump from taking office. None of it worked.
I think the CIA hates Trump for a very simple reason: he’s threatening to take away their livelihood.
by Derrick Broze, Activist Post:
At a recent geoengineering conference two Harvard engineers announced plans for a real-world climate engineering experiment beginning in 2018.
The science of geoengineering has increasingly become a part of the public conversation around climate change and an ever-controversial topic within the scientific community. Geoengineering is a type of weather modification (or climate engineering) which has been researched, but, until recently, has been considered too unpredictable to attempt on a large scale. According to a 2013 congressional report:
by Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform:
from Rogue Money:
Two major developments have occurred in the Syrian war since the Israeli air strikes of mid-March too close to the T4 airbase northeast of Palmyra, where Russian personnel have been active for Moscow to tolerate.
U.S./SDF Forces Continue to Advance Up the Euphrates Valley Closer to Raqqa
by Alex Thomas, Intellihub:
New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has asked the entire staff of the DNC to turn in their resignation letters amid major party turmoil after November’s stunning defeat, according to a report by NBC News.
The report claims that sources have revealed that shortly after Perez was elected as party chairman, an adviser for disgraced outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation by April 15.
by Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante:
Decades ago, John McCain was in Asia trying to kill people he didn’t know while living off the largess of money (taxes) stolen from hard working people in the US.
In any other reality but our current one he’d be considered a thieving mass murderer.
Unfortunately, in our current reality, some people call him a “war hero”.
In any event, the people he was trying to kill caught him and brought him to some justice which only seemed to make this mass murderer even more determined to kill more people.
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