Jon Rappoport on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory: the OPIOID CRISIS

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For now: Federal agents arrest drug-company founder for opioid racketeering
Federal agents have arrested John Kapoor, the founder of drug-company Insys, for opioid racketeering.
FBI spokesman Harold Shaw said the arrest marks ‘an important step in holding pharmaceutical executives responsible for their part in the opioid crisis.’
Among the charges against Kapoor: promoting off-label uses for the company’s painkiller, Subsys, and bribing physicians to write prescriptions.
Essentially, the charge is: ‘you’re a drug trafficker.’
Doctors can prescribe drugs for conditions beyond those listed in the FDA’s specific approval. That’s what ‘off-label use’ means. But the drugs’ manufacturers can’t actively promote or pay doctors to write off-label prescriptions. That’s a crime.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on October 31, 2017.

Hillary Clinton Ponders Halloween Costume

21st Century Wire says…
It’s Halloween – and Hillary Clinton is getting asked what she will wear for a Halloween costume. There’s plenty of scary to go around, but the recently defeated Democratic presidential candidate offered one idea that would send shivers down the spines of many on All Hallows’ Eve:
‘I think I will maybe come as the president!’

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on October 31, 2017.

On November 4th The Antifa Insurgency Against Donald Trump And His Supporters Will Begin

Are we about to see chaos in the streets in major cities all over America? Antifa and other radical leftist groups are promising that a series of protests will begin on November 4th that will never end until ‘the Trump/Pence regime’ is ‘removed from power’. And as you will see below, Antifa has openly and publicly embraced violence and the Department of Homeland Security says that they have engaged in domestic terrorism. Hopefully these ‘protests’ will fizzle out after a few weeks, because political organizations that believe in ‘the necessary use of violence’ have no place in our society.
Amazingly, there are still some out there that are claiming that the radical left is not planning anything for November 4th. The following comes directly from refusefascism.org, which is one of the key websites for Antifa and other radical leftist groups…
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017:
We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Our protest must grow day after day and night after night – thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions – determined to act to put a stop to the grave danger that the Trump/Pence Regime poses to the world by demanding that this whole regime be removed from power.
Our actions will reflect the values of respect for all of humanity and the world we want – in stark contrast to the hate and bigotry of the Trump/Pence fascist regime.
Our determination to persist and not back down will compel the whole world to take note. Every force and faction in the power structure would be forced to respond to our demand. The cracks and divisions among the powers already evident today will sharpen and widen. As we draw more and more people forward to stand up, all of this could lead to a situation where this illegitimate regime is removed from power.
That sounds pretty serious to me.
Hopefully they are not able to back up their words with actions.
I have seen various lists of cities were Antifa protests are planned floating around the Internet, but I felt that it was important to go right to the source. According to refusefascism.org, this is the official list of cities where activists will be gathering on November 4th…

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on October 31st, 2017.

Robert Parry: Sorting Out the Russia Mess

Consortium News Exclusive: The U. S. mainstream media finally has its ‘smoking gun’ on Russia-gate – incriminating information from a junior Trump campaign adviser – but a closer look reveals serious problems with the ‘evidence,’ writes Robert Parry.
Russia-gate special prosecutor Robert Mueller has turned up the heat on President Trump with the indictment of Trump’s former campaign manager for unrelated financial crimes and the disclosure of a guilty plea from a low-level foreign policy adviser for lying to the FBI.
While longtime Republican fixer Paul Manafort, who helped guide Trump’s campaign to the GOP nomination in summer 2016, was the big name in the news on Monday, the mainstream media focused more on court documents related to George Papadopoulos, a 30-year-old campaign aide who claims to have heard about Russia possessing Hillary Clinton’s emails before they became public on the Internet, mostly via WikiLeaks.
While that would seem to bolster the Russia-gate narrative – that Russian intelligence ‘hacked’ Democratic emails and President Vladimir Putin ordered the emails be made public to undermine Clinton’s campaign – the evidentiary thread that runs through Papadopoulos’s account remains tenuous.
That’s in part because his credibility has already been undermined by his guilty plea for lying to the FBI and by the fact that he now has a motive to provide something the prosecutors might want in exchange for leniency. Plus, there is the hearsay and contested quality of Papadopoulos’s supposed information, some of which already has turned out to be false.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on OCTOBER 31, 2017.

Antifa Set To Terrorize America: Objective Is To ‘Cause Civil Unrest And Initiate Rioting In Many Major American Cities’

The organization known as Antifa has declared its intentions to cause civil unrest and initiate rioting in many major American cities on November 4, 2017. Now, Antifa is supposed to stand for ‘Anti-Fascist,’ concurrently denouncing ‘Capitalism.’ They are comprised of leftists, anarchists, Marxists, and communists. They embrace a policy of ‘direct action,’ loosely interpreted to refer to protests, vandalism and destruction of property, and physical assaults against individuals and groups. Their declared objective is specifically to target the far-right (Conservative) and white supremacists (Whites).
They have many groups that are sympathetic, such as University students and professors, the media, and the Marxist Oligarchy of this country who fund their operations indirectly or promulgate their activities with other forms of support. Antifa is also intelligent enough to not have a central committee or an operating headquarters that could be arrested or targeted respectively. They follow a very ‘fluidly dynamic’ pattern of utilizing social media and cell phones to coordinate overall activities, while keeping individual tasks compartmentalized with insulation between their teams/units to prevent compromise of the movement. Such very closely mirrors the activities of the Viet Cong organizational structure minus the hierarchy of a chain-of-command structure.
It is the appearance of being ‘disorganized’ that is the central tenet to their organizational structure: haphazard, akin to a barbarian horde, but with each individual being focused upon the stated objectives. They accomplish their goals while outwardly appearing to be haphazard or ineffective. The reason: they are forming the ‘template,’ or standard, and their test for its effectiveness will be November 4th. Their protests and demonstrations have notably been waged against conservative groups and meetings.

This post was published at shtfplan on October 31st, 2017.

Republican Chair Of House Financial Services Committee To Retire

One of the most powerful and longest serving Congressmen, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas), won’t run for re-election next year according to the Dallas News. Hensarling – who chairs the powerful Financial Services Committee and has been a strong voice in regulating the financial industry – has represented Congressional District 5 in the Dallas area since 2003.
“Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection to the US Congress in 2018. Although service in Congress remains the greatest privilege of my life, I never intended to make it a lifetime commitment, and I have already stayed far longer than I had originally planned,” Hensarling wrote to supporters today. A staunch Constitutional conservative, Hensarling has long believed that Congress was not a place for career politicians. Yet. his announcement comes as a surprise to those who felt that he would be in line for more influential leadership posts. But Hensarling said Tuesday he wanted to spend more time with his family.
“Since my term as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee comes to an end next year, the time seems right for my departure,” he wrote in a statement. “Although I will not be running for reelection, there are 14 months left in my congressional term to continue the fight for individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited constitutional government – the causes for which I remain passionate.”
He said he will continue the work of his committee until his term ends.
“Much work remains at the House Financial Services Committee in the areas of housing finance reform, regulatory relief, cyber security and capital formation to name just a few,” he said. “Furthermore, important work remains in the Congress as a whole – especially pro-growth tax reform. I look forward to continuing this work on behalf of the people of the 5th District of Texas and all Americans.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 31, 2017.

Suspect Identified In NYC Terror Attack That Left 8 Dead; Pled Allegiance To ISIS

One World Trade Center was lit up in red, white and blue after the New York truck attack pic.twitter.com/Re3slo78J6
— CNN (@CNN) October 31, 2017

Update 10:10 pm: The New York Post is reporting that victims of today’s attack included American students and adults who were on the school bus that was rammed, along with an undisclosed number of Belgian and Argentinian nationals.
Argentina’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed that several ‘Argentine citizens’ were among the dead, though it’s unclear how many.
Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister for Belgium, wrote on Twitter that at least one the victims was Belgian.
‘I am deeply saddened to announce a Belgian victim in Manhattan,’ he tweeted. ‘I express my condolences to the family and friends.”
Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina has confirmed that two staff members and two students were among those who were hurt. They had been on a school bus, which was struck by suspected terrorist Sayfullo Saipov.
One of the students is reportedly in critical condition.
According to Reynders, three other Belgians were ‘also wounded’ during the incident and ‘in the operating room’ undergoing surgery on Tuesday night. The extent of their injuries was not clear.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 31, 2017.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘I Will Not Retire Anytime Soon’

The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has put her foot down. She is not stepping down from her position on the Supreme Court anytime soon.
Ginsburg has been the subject of rumors that have said the octogenarian would retire during Donald Trump’s tenure as president, leaving an empty spot for him to fill. Ginsburg, also known as the ‘Notorious R. B. G’ among her supporters, has served on the court for 24 years since former President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1993.
When asked Friday whether or not she was contemplating retirement, Ginsburg said: ‘My answer is as long as I can do the job full steam, I will do it.’ The 84-year-old justice was talking to US Appeals Court Judge Ann Williams at an event sponsored by Equal Justice Works.
Ginsburg may have quite a different opinion from others on what ‘full steam’ means, considering she fell asleep during liberal hero Barack Obama’s state of the union address.

This post was published at shtfplan on October 31st, 2017.

Suspect Identified In NYC Terror Attack That Left 8 Dead, 15 Injured

Update: Law enforcement sources told CBS the suspect has been identified as 29-year old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipovm of Tampa, Florida. Sources told CBS News that Saipovm yelled “God is great” in Arabic when he exited the vehicle.
Here’s a photo of him being taken into custody:
Saipovm is an Uzbek national who came to the US in 2010, according to NBC. As Gov. Cuomo said during a press conference Tuesday evening, Saipovm is believed to have acted alone and there’s no evidence of a wider plot.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 31, 2017.

We Live in Revolutionary Times

The most recent, and perhaps most important, network challenge to hierarchy comes with the advent of virtual currencies and payment systems like Bitcoin. Since ancient times, states have reaped considerable benefits from monopolizing or at least regulating the money created within their borders. It remains to be seen how big a challenge Bitcoin poses to the system of national fiat currencies that has evolved since the 1970s and, in particular, how big a challenge it poses to the ‘exorbitant privilege’ enjoyed by the United States as the issuer of the world’s dominant reserve (and transaction) currency. But it would be unwise to assume, as some do, that it poses no challenge at all.
Clashes between hierarchies and networks are not new in history; on the contrary, there is a sense in which they are history. Indeed, the course of history can be thought of as the net result of human interactions along four axes.
The first of these is time. The arrow of time can move in only one direction, even if we have become increasingly sophisticated in our conceptualization and measurement of its flight. The second isnature: Nature means in this context the material or environmental constraints over which we still have little control, notably the laws of physics, the geography and geology of the planet, its climate and weather, the incidence of disease, our own evolution as a species, our fertility, and the bell curves of our abilities as individuals in a series of normal distributions. The third is networks. Networks are the spontaneously self-organizing, horizontal structures we form, beginning with knowledge and the various ‘memes’ and representations we use to communicate it. These include the patterns of migration and miscegenation that have distributed our species and its DNA across the world’s surface; the markets through which we exchange goods and services; the clubs we form, as well as the myriad cults, movements, and crazes we periodically produce with minimal premeditation and leadership. And the fourth is hierarchies, vertical organizations characterized by centralized and top-down command, control, and communication. These begin with family-based clans and tribes, out of which or against which more complex hierarchical institutions evolved. They include, too, tightly regulated urban polities reliant on commerce or bigger, mostly monarchical, states based on agriculture; the centrally run cults often referred to as churches; the armies and bureaucracies within states; the autonomous corporations that, from the early modern period, sought to exploit economies of scope and scale by internalizing certain market transactions; academic corporations like universities; political parties; and the supersized transnational states that used to be called empires…

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Michael Krieger | Posted Tuesday Oct 31, 2017.