Vaccine disasters governments want you to forget

Parents who question vaccines are crazy? Really? Parents who claim to discover vaccine-dangers are crazy? Really?
Official history is a curious thing. Whole sections of fact disappear from the record.
When I was researching my first book, AIDS INC., in 1987-88, I explored various forms of immune-system suppression, in order to show that HIV was not the real story.
I looked into vaccines, for example. Here is an excerpt from AIDS INC. Keep in mind that my research, at the time, ended in 1988. This excerpt reports on vaccines disasters and statements about vaccines made by several authors.
It is forgotten history:
‘… Based on the only U. S. findings on adverse DPT [diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine] reactions, an FDA-financed study at the University of California, Los Angeles, one out of every 350 children will have a convulsion; one in 180 children will experience high-pitched screaming [can indicate brain damage]; and one in 66 will have a fever of 105 degrees or more.’ (Jennifer Hyman, Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, special supplement on DPT, dated April, 1987.)

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on August 18, 2017.

Paradise for Oligarchs: Poverty, Inequality Soar as Wealth Rises

Welcome to the Mexican Paradox.
Mexico is nothing if not a land of bewildering contrasts. Economically speaking, the country is a regional powerhouse. On the one hand, it boasts one of the richest ‘official’ billionaires on the planet; on the other, some of the worst income inequality rates in the Western hemisphere. It places 20th on the list of countries with the most millionaires but it’s also home to the 15th largest population of poor people on the planet.
A new study released this week reveals that the wealthiest Mexicans, equivalent to 1% of the population, own roughly the same amount of wealth as 95% of the people further down the wealth scale.
The study, titled ‘The Distribution and Inequality of Financial and Non-Financial Assets in Mexico’ and published by Miguel ngel del Castillo Negrete of the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, documents how after two-and-a-half decades of rampant financial and trade liberalization in Mexico, the lion’s share of the economic benefits have flowed to a tiny minority.
‘Few countries have embraced economic liberalization, deregulation, and privatization as enthusiastically as Mexico,’ Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, director of Oxfam Mexico, told BBC World Service. ‘But some groups benefited disproportionately and they are now the richest.’

This post was published at Wolf Street by Don Quijones ‘ Aug 18, 2017.

Return Of The Leakers: Mueller Reportedly Focusing On Don Jr.’s “Intent” During Russia Meeting

Looks like the leakers are back from vacation…
After a summer with only a handful of leaked ‘updates’ about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into purported collusion between the Russian government and Trump campaign, Buzzfeed is back with its first major investigation ‘scoop’ since it published the phony ‘Russia dossier’ late last year.
The digital-media powerhouse is reporting that the Mueller investigation is focusing on Donald Trump Jr.’s intent when he organized the now notorious June 9 2016 meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, citing ‘sources familiar with the investigation.’ Emails released by Don Jr. showed that he assented to the meeting after being told that Veselnitskaya would provide him with damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
Here’s Buzzfeed:
‘The source familiar with the investigation said that prosecutors have been trying to determine exactly what information was provided and are scrutinizing Trump Jr.’s statements about the meeting. Requesting or accepting anything of value for a presidential campaign from a foreign national violates federal election law, legal experts told BuzzFeed News.
Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas, did not respond to calls or an email requesting comment.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 18, 2017.

More Headline Amusement: Consumer Sentiment Surges

Following an air strike in Yemen that killed at least 12 civilians, a senior United Nations official has condemned Saudi Arabia’s actions, asserting the Kingdom has shown a complete disregard for human life.
According to Reuters, three women and six children from the same family were killed in their sleep during the dawn air strike conducted the Saudi-led coalition. Medical officials noted that the youngest of the children was just two years old. Ten others were wounded, according to the U. K.’s humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick.
In an official statement, McGoldrick said he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the Saudi-led action, also accusing Saudi Arabia of violating international law:
‘While these new incidents are still being investigated by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, they are an example of the brutality in which the conflict is being conducted. All parties to the conflict continue to show a disregard for the protection of civilians and the principle of distinction between civilians and combatants in the conduct of hostilities. As I have said before, even wars have rules and such rules must be respected.’ [emphasis added]

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 18, 2017.

The Camp of the Saints

The liberal/progressives, lost as they are in their emotionalism, do not realize that their rantings about white supremacists are also discrediting themselves and not merely their foes. The rest of the world doesn’t differentiate between good whites and bad whites. As one reader who wrote to me from India said, ‘All whites are guilty.’ That is the position of the left who assert that White Supremacy is institutionalized in the United States and has been from day one. The white liberal/progressives should read Jean Raspail’s book, The Camp of the Saints and discover that the world does not differentiate them from white nationalists. Whites – not ‘some whites’ – are seen as a plague on the world.
If a book is too much for them, they can read Ajamu Baraka in Counterpunch:
‘What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA or can it also be the assurance by Lindsay Graham that an attack against North Korea would result in thousands of lives lost…. but those lives will be ‘over there’? What about the recent unanimous resolution by both houses of Congress in support of Israel and criticism of the United Nations for its alleged anti-Israeli bias? Would that qualify as racist and right-wing, since it appears that the ongoing suffering of the Palestinians is of no concern? And what about the vote by the U. S. House of Representatives to go even beyond the obscene proposal of the Trump administration to increase the military budget by $54 billion dollars and instead add a whopping $74 billion to the Pentagon budget?
‘What I find interesting about the current discussion around what many are referring to as the emboldening of the radical white supremacist right is how easy it is to mobilize opposition against the crude and overt white supremacists we saw in Charlottesville. So easy, in fact, that it’s really a distraction from the more difficult and dangerous work that needs to be done to confront the real right-wing power brokers.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on August 17, 2017.

The Death Of A Nation

Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation,
Every living nation needs symbols. They tell us who we are as one people, in what we believe, and on what basis we organize our common life.
This fact seems to be very clear to the current leadership in Russia, particularly to President Vladimir Putin, in restoring and reunifying a country rent by three generations of Red and White enmity to achieve a national synthesis. With regard to things spiritual, this meant first of all the world-historic reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church, between the Moscow Patriarchate and the New York-based Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. It also meant the rebuilding of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior dynamited by the communists 1931, not coincidentally the recent target for desecration by degenerates hailed by western democracy advocates.
Civic and military symbols matter as well. After 1991 there were those who wanted landmarks of the communist era to be ruthlessly expunged the way the Bolsheviks had themselves sought (in Solzhenitsyn’s description) to rub off the age-old face of Russia and to replace it with a new, ersatz Soviet image. Instead, wisdom prevailed. The national anthem adopted in 2001 retains the Soviet melody but with new lyrics (written by Sergey Mikhalkov, who with Gabriel El-Registan had penned the original lyrics in 1944!) – Lenin and Stalin are out, God is in. The old capital is again Saint Petersburg, but the surrounding district still bears the name Leningrad. The red star marks Russia’s military aircraft and vehicles, while the blue Saint Andrew’s cross flies over the fleet. The red stars likewise are still atop the Kremlin towers while the Smolensk icon of Christ once again graces the Savior Gate. The red banner that was hoisted triumphantly on the Reichstag in 1945 is carried on Victory Day. The remains of exiled White commanders like Anton Denikin and Vladimir Kappel were repatriated and reburied at home with honor.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 18, 2017.

Beware of Smishing

Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader,
According to the FBI, Americans lost $1.3 billion to cybercrime in 2016, and that amount is expected to increase in 2017.
This should not come as a surprise. Our lives are becoming more and more integrated with smart technology, and criminals are capitalizing on this, coming up with novel ways to steal your personal information.
Of course, cyberattacks are nothing new. Most people are already familiar with phishing scams, where a hacker sends an email in the hopes you click on an infected link or reply with your personal information.
Remember when Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, was the victim of a phishing expedition? As a result, his Gmail account was hacked and a slew of emails related to Clinton’s campaign were leaked.
Thanks in large part to stories like this, people are becoming increasingly aware of these types of email scams and exercising caution before opening or downloading a suspicious email.

This post was published at Laissez Faire on Aug 17, 2017.

Urban Warfare: NATO Issues RFP For Training To Fight In Big Cities With “Dense, Interconnected Populations”

Throughout the 2016 campaigning cycle, then candidate Trump frequently criticized NATO as ‘obsolete’ and repeatedly knocked allies for not paying their ‘fair share.’
Then, in a shocking reversal, Trump hosted a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, just a few months after moving into the White House, in which he declared: “I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.”
“The Secretary General and I had a productive discussion about what more NATO could do in the fight against terrorism. I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change. And now they do fight terrorism. I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 18, 2017.

Brexit Britain And Trump America: A New “Special Relationship”?

Authored by Henrik Choy via NationalInterest.org,
Can common enemies and threats keep Britain and the United States together for decades to come?
British prime minister Theresa May’s narrow victory in the 2017 general election has earned her the reputation of a ‘dead woman walking,’ given that her failure to win a Conservative majority in the House of Commons has drastically slimmed her chances of executing her party’s manifesto. Across the Atlantic, President Donald Trump is facing domestic and international problems of his own. Faced with polarization in both their parties and respective countries, Trump and May face uphill battles to achieve their political agendas. Appealing to the more nationalist and populist elements of society, Trump and May have entered uncharted territory by promising to tackle issues in ways that differ from their predecessors. For decades, Britain and the United States have been bound together in a unique relationship through their common vision of a world they wish to create, the external and internal threats they share, and the personal relationships their leaders have developed. Today, the changing mood in both Washington and London is forging an unusual new chapter in this long standing ‘special relationship.’ Trump and May face an uncertain future, but they can still look back to see how their predecessors maintained the Anglo-American special relationship during the tumultuous and transformative years following World War II.
1941: A Grand Vision
Coined in 1946 by British prime minister Winston Churchill, the term ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the United States describes a bond born out of common cause in defeating the fascist powers in World War II. Since then, it has endured strain and a cyclical reinvigoration of mutual understanding and commitment. While the origins of this relationship precedes World War II, it was solidified in 1941. That’s when Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt came up with eight principles that were to promote world peace and spread democracy worldwide: the Atlantic Charter. These principles, with a general emphasis on Wilsonian style self-determination and economic liberalization, would act as a foundation for the Anglo-American special relationship well into the twenty-first century. World War II left a power vacuum that the North American superpower quickly raced to fill at the encouragement of the exhausted Brits. Under the guidance of the Atlantic Charter, both Britain and the United States utilized their power and influence to create the United Nations and develop other international organizations based on the liberal Western democratic vision of the world. The Soviet Union and its allies challenged this vision, creating a common threat against which the United States and Britain could consolidate the anti-Communist bloc under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 18, 2017.

“He’s A Greedy Little Man” And A “Snake” – Transcripts Of Shkreli Jury Hearings Emerge

Martin Shkreli’s lawyers reportedly had to interview more than 250 prospective jurors before agreeing on 12. At the time, media reports hinted at some of the funnier reasons given by prospective jurors to get out of serving (one individual said he was biased against Shkreli because he had ‘disrespected the Wu Tang Clan”). Ultimately, the jury found the former hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical company CEO guilty on three out of eight counts of fraud.
Now, Harper’s Magazine has published transcripts from the Voir Dire hearings. The transcripts offer insight into how the trial of “the most hated man in America” came together. In most cases, the prospective juror offers some version of “he’s terrible” and is promptly excused.
When asked if he was aware of the defendant, one juror said yes and ‘I hate him,’ before calling Shkreli ‘a greedy little man.’
‘The court: The purpose of jury selection is to ensure fairness and impartiality in this case. If you think that you could not be fair and impartial, it is your duty to tell me. All right. Juror Number 1.
Juror no. 1: I’m aware of the defendant and I hate him.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

“There Are No Good Klansmen” – Democratic Lawmaker Unveils Plan To Impeach Trump

We’re surprised it’s taken this long. As the national outpouring of disgust following President Donald Trump’s response to last weekend’s attack in Charlottesville, Va. continues, at least one Democratic lawmaker is calling for Trump to be removed from office.
Claiming that Trump has failed to provide ‘moral leadership,’ Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen told the Hill that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against the president in defiance of the Democratic leadership, who worry that unsuccessful attempts to remove the president will make party look weak.
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‘Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,’ Cohen said in a statement.’
‘President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Indicted By Grand Jury On 4 Counts

The walls may be closing in on Debbie Wasserman Schultz after her former IT aide, the one who was arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport last month while trying to flee the country to Pakistan via Qatar, has officially been indicted by a grand jury on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.
As Fox News points out, the charges include Awan’s wife Hina Alvi and are tied to allegations that the pair conspired to make false statements on applications for home equity lines of credit and then sent the proceeds of those loans to individuals in Pakistan.
Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.
The grand jury decision in U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.

Barcelona Terrorism Suspect Named As Morocco-Born Driss Oukabir

According to NBC, Driss Oukabir Soprano has been identified in connection to rental of van used in deadly Barcelona attack, U. S. law enforcement says.
El Pais, reported that the suspect was identified by the Civil Guard in that country. The translated version of the article read, ‘The van used in the attack was rented by Driss Oukabir, in the town of Santa Perpetua de la Mogada, according to the identification made by the Civil Guard.’ It’s not yet clear the degree to which police believe that Driss Oukabir was allegedly involved in the attack – whether he was the driver, for example.
However, a report in La VanGuardia says that Driss Oukabir, after seeking his photos and name in the news media, claims it’s a case of stolen identity. If true, that makes the actual identity of the Barcelona terrorist unclear. El Nacional, a local Spanish publication, also reported that Oukabir had come into a local police precinct to say his identity was taken and he’s not the terrorist.
As The Telegraph adds, one of the vans used to carry out the murderous rampage at the heart of the city was rented by Driss Oukabir, said to have been a convicted criminal.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 17, 2017.