HILLARY MAY BE PRETENDING SHE OPPOSES THE TPP NOW, BUT HERE ARE 45 TIMES SHE PUBLICLY SUPPORTED IT

Hillary Clinton is so desperate to step into Bernie’s shoes and take all the supporters he had now that she’s gotten him out of the way that she will lie and say anything she thinks they want to hear… as if everyone is just that stupid.
At least, she seems to think everyone is that stupid. Take the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Hillary publicly supported the TPP at least 45 times. Now that she knows how unpopular that is this election season, she’s backpedaling big time. It’s to the point that Hillary even deleted an inconvenient passage in the paperback version of her memoir Hard Choices in which she voiced support for the TPP… literally rewriting her own history.
And of course her ‘circle’ on Capitol Hill is spewing these lies for her as well. Her pal Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe was recently quoted as saying that Hillary ‘always’ opposed the TPP and always will (but only after he ‘accidentally’ said she’ll flip on the TPP after elected, then he backpedaled too).

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on AUGUST 1, 2016.

Hillary’s Latest Headache: Skolkovo

The subject of Russia’s influence in American politics has been a hot topic of late, particularly as the MSM continues to link Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and the DNC hack. However, a report published by the Government Accountability Institute presents a new twist in the Kremlin-US political ties. It all started with the 2009 ‘Russian reset’ touted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
As detailed in a WSJ op-ed by Peter Schweizer (author of the GAI report), after President Obama visited Russia in 2009, both nations agreed to ‘identifying areas of cooperation and pursuing joint projects and actions that strengthen strategic stability, international security, economic well-being, and the development of ties between the Russian and American people.’
One such project was Skolkovo, an ‘innovation city’ of 30,000 people on the outskirts of Moscow, billed as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley. As chief diplomat, Hillary was in charge of courting US companies to invest in this new Russian city. Russia, on the other hand, had committed to spend $5 billion over the next three years (2009-12).

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 1, 2016.

Before We Go To War With Russia and China, What About Afghanistan?

Anti-Russian hysteria in America reached its apogee this week as Democrats tried to divert attention from embarrassing revelations about how the Democratic Party apparatus had rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders by claiming Vlad Putin and his KGB had hacked and exposed the Dem’s emails.
This was rich coming from the US that snoops into everyone’s emails and phones across the globe. Remember German chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone being bugged by the US National Security Agency?
Unnamed US ‘intelligence officials’ claimed they had ‘high confidence’ that the Russian KGB or GRU (military intelligence) had hacked the Dem’s emails. These were likely the same officials who had ‘high confidence’ that Iraq had nuclear weapons.

This post was published at Lew Rockwell on August 1, 2016.

If You Disagree With This Harvard Economist You May Be Stupid And A Racist

Shocked by the inexplicable realization that Americans are stubbornly unwilling to bow down and blindly accept the political and economic views of the educated elites in this country, Harvard Professor Gregory Mankiw recently took to the New York Times to pen an oped where he concluded that the only possible reason for the lack of conformity to his point of view is the stupidity and racism of the electorate. An article by Adam Button atforexlive, called our attention to the recent oped which he described as a “dazzling display of contempt for the public from a Harvard professor who can’t believe that voters aren’t listening to the gospel of the economic elites.”
Questioning why American’s object to increasing globalization, Professor Mankiw pointed to three main conclusions:
“The first is isolationism more broadly. Trade skeptics tend to think, for example, that the United States should stay out of world affairs and avoid getting involved in foreign conflicts. They are not eager for the United States to work with other nations to solve global problems like hunger and pollution.” “The second is nationalism. Trade skeptics tend to think that the United States is culturally superior to other nations. They say the world would be better if people elsewhere were more like Americans.”
“The third is ethnocentrism. Trade skeptics tend to divide the world into racial and ethnic groups and think that the one they belong to is better than the others. They say their own group is harder working, less wasteful and more trustworthy.”
In summary, Professor Mankiw concludes that “…isolationist, nationalist, ethnocentric worldview is related to one’s level of education…the more years of schooling people have, the more likely they are to reject anti-globalization attitudes.” So if we understand Professor Mankiw correctly, we disagree with him because we’re stupid, and because we’re stupid we’re also necessarily racist. Got it.
Lest you think that Mr. Mankiw only holds contempt for American dissenters, he points out that the British people are stupid and racist as well:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 31, 2016.

Hillary Officially Accuses Russia Of Hacking DNC As Assange Says She Conspired To “Subvert An Election”

The formal accusation has officially been launched.
Following days of feverish allegations that Russia was behind escalating hacks of Democratic servers, first that of the DNC, then the DCCC and finally that of the Hillary campaign itself, Hillary Clinton accused Russian intelligence services of hacking into Democratic National Committee computers, while at the same time bashing Donald Trump for showing support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin,” Clinton said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”
Wait, we “know” that? Just yesterday we reported that the NSA has launched a campaign to determine if, indeed, as many have claims Russia is behind the hacking.
In fact, none other than Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the audience at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday that the U. S. intelligence community was “not quite ready to make a call on attribution,” though he said there were “just a few usual suspects out there.” The next day CIA Director John Brennan said that attribution is “to be determined” and a lot of people were “jumping to conclusions.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 31, 2016.

Trump’s Response To Parents Of Killed Muslim Soldier: “Hillary Voted For The Iraq War, Not Me!”

With the media in full frenzy during the past three days over the public feud between the Pakistan-born Khizr Khan, who last week told the story of his son, a Muslim US army captain who received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart after being killed in Iraq in 2004, and Donald Trump, earlier this morning the Republican presidential candidate refused to back down, defending his criticism of the parents by complaining on Twitter that the father “viciously attacked” him in his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
I was viciously attacked by Mr. Khan at the Democratic Convention. Am I not allowed to respond? Hillary voted for the Iraq war, not me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2016

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 31, 2016.

Thousands Of Germans Demand Merkel’s Resignation; Protest “Open Door” Immigration Policy

With Germany having gone through a surge of seemingly daily killings in the past two weeks when 15 people have died, including four assailants, leaving dozens injured since July 18, the result of two terror attacks and a third killing carried out by men who entered the country as refugees, no one has seen their reputation impacted as much as Angela Merkel. And yet, despite admitting several weeks ago that “terrorists were smuggled in Europe’s refugee flow“, Merkel has been unrelenting on her immigration policy.
Seaking at an annual summer press conference in Berlin on July 28, a defiant Merkel ignored critics of her refugee policies and insisted there would be no change to her open-door migration stance. She also said she bears no responsibility for a recent spate of violent attacks in Germany. “We are doing everything humanly possible to ensure security in Germany,” she recently said but added, “Anxiety and fear cannot guide our political decisions.” Merkel said the goal of jihadists was to “divide our unity and undermine our way of life. They want to prevent our openness to welcoming people. They want to sow hate and fear between cultures and also among religions.” The chancellor said she knows that Germans are worried about their personal safety: “We are doing everything humanly possible to ensure security in Germany,” she noted, but added, “Anxiety and fear cannot guide our political decisions.”
Merkel concluded by refusing to budge: “For me it is clear: we stick to our principles. We will give those who are politically persecuted refuge and protection under the Geneva Convention.” She added: “I cannot promise you that we will never have to take in another mass wave of refugees.”
The problem for Merkel is that increasingly less of her countrymen share her sentiment. A recent poll found that two-thirds of Germans oppose a fourth term for Merkel. Only 36% of respondents said they wanted Merkel and her CDU to lead the government after federal elections in 2017.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 31, 2016.

Episode #146 – SUNDAY WIRE: ‘GLADIO GESTALT’ with guests F.William Engdahl, Vanessa Beeley

Episode #146 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes this Sunday July 31, 2016 as host Patrick Henningsen broadcasts 3 HOURS of LIVE power-packed talk radio on ACR…
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This week’s edition of THE SUNDAY WIRE is on the road broadcasting LIVE from continental Europe. This week host Patrick Henningsen will be broadcasting LIVE from the Northern Germany, alongside guest co-anchor Hesher from ACR’s Boiler Room, covering the top international news including the Migrant Crisis and this summer’s seemingly endless Gladio Gestalt, as well taking a look at the unsavoury antics played out at this past week’s Democratic National Convention. In the first hour we’re joined by special guest and author, F. William Engdahl, to discuss the current trajectory of the German-EU politics, the Migrant Crisis, German’s latest string of ‘ISIS-inspired attacks’, the EU-Turkey question, and the current state of Russia-NATO relations. In the second hour, we’ll go live to Damascus to connected with independent journalist and 21WIRE special contributor, Vanessa Beeley, to talk about her incredible experience on the ground in Syria over the last week.
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This post was published at Spreaker on JULY 31, 2016.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NO LONGER EXISTS

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NO LONGER EXISTS
And an orchestrated war with Russia has all of us marked for extinction
Paul Craig Roberts
The Democratic Party that once was concerned with workers’ rights, the elderly, civil rights, and the constitutional protections of America liberty no longer exists. As the just completed Democratic presidential primaries and the Democratic presidential convention have clearly demonstrated, the United States now has two Republican parties in service to the One Percent.
The organized Democrats – the Democratic National Committee – have shown themselves to be even more venal and corrupt than the Republicans. Leaked emails document that the Democratic National Committee conspired with the Hillary campaign in order to steal the nomination from Bernie Sanders. It is clear that Sanders was the choice of Democratic Party voters for president, but the nomination was stolen from him by vote fraud and dirty tricks.
The DNC and the media whores have tried to discredit the incriminating emails by alleging that the leaked emails resulted from a plot by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in behalf of ‘Putin’s American agent,’ Donald Trump. ‘A vote for Trump is a vote for Putin,’ as the presstitute scum put it.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on July 29, 2016.

Turkey Surrounds, Blocks Access To NATO’s Incirlik Airbase Amid Speculation Of Second Coup

While it is common knowledge by now that the failed and/or staged Turkish coup two weekends ago was nothing more than an excuse for Erdogan to concentrate even more power and eradicate all political and independent opposition, a story that has gotten less attention is the sudden, and acute deterioration in US-Turkish relations. This culminated two days ago when the Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel was forced to deny on the record having anything to do with the attempted coup in Turkey following pointed allegations from the very top in the local government that the US orchestrated last Friday’s “coup”, according to a statement released by the US military on Friday.
As Stars and Stripes reported late last week, the recent failed coup and jailing of military leaders in Turkey could impact U. S. operations there against the Islamic State group, Gen. Joseph Votel said Thursday at a security conference in Colorado. Votel said the coup attempt in Turkey two weeks ago left him ‘concerned’ about how U. S. operations and personnel at Incirlik Air Base will be affected.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 30, 2016.

The Cyberwars Begin: NSA Hackers Target Russian Cyber Spies As Kremlin Says It Is Being Attacked

Several days ago, half jokingly, Edward Snowden gave the best advice on how to determine whether Russia was indeed, as the media has already decided, behind the hack of first the Democratic National Committee, then the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and, as of last night, the Hillary presidential campaign itself. This is what Snowden said in a July 25 tweet: “Evidence that could publicly attribute responsibility for the DNC hack certainly exists at #NSA, but DNI traditionally objects to sharing. The aversion to sharing #NSA evidence is fear of revealing “sources and methods” of intel collection, but #XKEYSCORE is now publicly known.”
Evidence that could publicly attribute responsibility for the DNC hack certainly exists at #NSA, but DNI traditionally objects to sharing.
– Edward Snowden (@Snowden) July 25, 2016
It appears that the NSA has taken up Snowden on his advce, because as ABC reports, U. S. government hackers at the National Security Agency are now targeting Russian government-linked hacking teams “to see once and for all if they’re responsible for the massive breach at the Democratic National Committee.” ABC cited three former senior intelligence officials. It’s a job that the current head of the NSA’s elite hacking unit said they’ve been called on to do many times before, ABC notes.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 30, 2016.

Can Hillary Be Trusted? Campaign Says We’ll Just Have To Elect Her To Find Out

Doing diligence and background checks can be tedious, tough work so Democrats would prefer you just take their word for it. Take for example, Nancy Pelosi’s famous quote where she assured voters on Obamacare, saying:
“It’s going to be very, very exciting. But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” And that turned out just fine, right? In fact, we recently highlighted the great success of Obamacare in a post which pointed out that certain providers were looking to impose 60% YoY premium increases in 2017. That’s pretty good in a flattish real wage growth environment, right? Oh well, nothing we can do about it now that the bill has already been passed but at least now we know! Thanks, Nancy!

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 30, 2016.

Michael Hudson: Obama Said Hillary Will Continue His Legacy – And Indeed She Will!

Authored by Michael Hudson, originally posted at NakedCapitalism.com,
Leading up to this week’s Democratic Party convention, Hillary chose Blue Dog Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her VP. This was followed by the Wikileaks release of Democratic National Committee (DNC) e-mail files showing it acting as the Clinton Campaign Committee even to the point of using the same lawyers as her own campaign to oppose Bernie Sanders.
The response across the Democratic neocon spectrum, from Anne Applebaum at the Washington Post to red-baiting Paul Krugman and the Sunday talk shows it was suggested that behind the Wikileaks to release DNC e-mails was aRussian plot to help elect Trump as their agent. Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul lent his tattered reputation to claim that Putin must have sponsored the hackers who exposed the DNC dirty tricks against Bernie.
The attack on Trump was of course aimed at Sanders. At first it didn’t take off. Enough delegates threatened to boo DNC head (and payday-loan lobbyist) Debbie Wasserman Schultz off stage if she showed her face at the podium to gavel the convention to order. The down-note would have threatened the ‘United Together’ theme, so she was forced to resign. But Hillary rewarded her loyalty by naming her honorary chairman of her own presidential campaign! If you’re loyal, you get a pay-off. The DNC was doing what it was supposed to do. No reform seems likely.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 30, 2016.

Hillary Lead Over Trump Surges After Reuters “Tweaks” Poll

Over the past week, there was a troubling development for the establishment: Trump was soaring in the polls. In fact, in the widely watched, Reuters/IPSOS poll, for the first time Trump had taken an inexcusable 1 point leadfollowing the Republican National convention.
So, as we reported last night, something had to be done. And something was done: Reuters “tweaked” its polling methodology.
As Reuters explained, “in a presidential campaign notable for its negativity, the option of ‘Neither’ candidate appears to be an appealing alternative, at least to participants in the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Many voters on both sides have been ambivalent in their support for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, complicating the task of the pollsters trying to track the race. That sentiment may help explain an apparent skew that recently emerged in the Reuters/Ipsos poll results. Given the choice, a relatively large group of voters opted for ‘Neither/Other’ candidate compared with other major polls, leading to an underreporting of several percentage points for one or other of the two major contenders at times in the race.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 30, 2016.

PAY TO PLAY: The DNC Ends Amid Controversy, Empty Seats & White Noise

The 2016 Democratic National Convention was the latest in a long line of sordid political productions…
It was a tough week for the Clinton ‘change makers’ as Bernie Sanders delegates staged a mass walkout after a series of email leaks disclosed that a Clinton lawyer gave the DNC strategy advice on how to sideline the Sanders campaign.
There were also claims of white noise machines used to quell any anti-Clinton dissent inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
‘Help Wanted: Actors Needed’
Putting aside the fact that today’s US presidential conventions have turned into celebrity show business promotional events (pop star Katie Perry, Ted Danson, and even British actor Orlando Bloom et all), there’s another more disturbing controversy emerging – this time over a Craigslist ad stating that, ‘actors were needed for a national convention’ – prompting critics to suggest empty seats had to be filled prior to the end of the convention and that the July 27th ad was at the behest of the DNC.


This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JULY 29, 2016.