America Is The 22nd ‘Best’ Country In The World For Women

To the surprise of many, Saudi Arabia recently announced it would end its longstanding ban on women driving with the change set to come into effect from June 2018. That ban has served as a major symbol of female oppression throughout the world and it has also done huge damage to the kingdom’s reputation for years. The situation could improve even further in the years ahead with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pushing to implement more reforms in order to return the country to moderate Islam.
However, as Statista’s Niall McCarthy points out, Saudi Arabia isn’t alone in how it treats women and a new index has gauged the status of women in different countries.
The global Women, Peace and Security Index was launched by The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo.
It measures women’s well-being by assessing various factors such as inclusion, justice and security in 153 countries.
Iceland comes first, followed by Norway and Switzerland.
The U. S. is in 22nd position and its lack of paid-maternity leave is one possible reason it trails other developed countries. Along with Papua New Guinea, the U. S. is the only country worldwide that doesn’t offer new mothers paid maternity leave.
Countries that are less peaceful and unstable tended to score poorly in the index with Afghanistan and Syria both rock bottom.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 10, 2017.

Thar She Blows!

I’m obliged to file this blog before Robert Mueller’s office releases the name of the first winner in the Russian Election Meddling tribunal indictment lottery. Most of the betting is on Paul Manafort, the Swamp-creature-fixer-lobbyist-grifter who spent his summer vacation of 2016 managing Donald Trump’s election campaign.
Before that unfortunate summer internship, Manafort was just a shadier-than-average influence-peddler. It happened that many of his clients were bigshots in foreign lands – Mobuto Sese Seko (Congo), Jonas Savimbi (Angola), and Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines), as well as interests in Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ukraine, and other world beauty spots. Also, most notably, Russia where the wicked Mr. Putin dwells and incessantly plots evil against our shining city of a republic.
Over the years, Manafort took large sums of money to the DC laundry room and then distributed bales of it around town to other lobbyist subcontractors, but he left quite trail. And he overlooked the requirement to register as an agent for foreign interests. So, indicting him looks like a no-brainer. An entry-level US Attorney could, figuratively speaking, hitch him up to the rear bumper of a Chevy Yukon and drag him over five miles of broken Coke bottles.

This post was published at Wall Street Examiner on October 30, 2017.

ISIS Urges Supporters To Poison Food At US Grocery Stores

After urging its supporters in the west to turn cars into weapons, guidance that inspired terror attacks in the UK, Spain and France, ISIS is now calling for sympathizers to poison the food in US supermarkets with cyanide, according to SITE.
In recent days, channels associated with the terrorist army have posted calls for attacks on Europe, Russia and the United States to mark the occasion of the Islamic “Sacrifice Feast” Eid al Adha. In the third part of an English-language series on jihad, IS advised would-be attackers to inject food for sale in markets with cyanide poison. According to Spiesa, the organization has tested these methods on prisons, causing horrifically painful deaths.
‘The Islamic State group used prisoners as ‘human guinea pigs,’ carrying out chemical weapons experiments in order to plan for attacks against the West, documents found in Mosul have revealed. The papers detailing the tests, which led to the agonizing deaths of prisoners, were discovered at Mosul University in January when it was recaptured by Iraqi special forces. The documents verified by United States and British forces were detailed by The Times in a report published Saturday. Prisoners had their food and water contaminated by the sprinkling of chemicals found in easily accessible pesticides. The US and Britain now fear that the same methods could be used on a larger scale to contaminate food supplies in the West.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 5, 2017.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: We Can Reverse Most Diseases With the Right Diet

We’re experiencing a healthcare crisis in the United States. Every year, 610,000 Americans die of heart disease, and diabetes and cancer rates are reaching epidemic proportions.
This time on Financial Sense Newshour, we spoke with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, New York Timesbest-selling author of Eat to Live and The End of Heart Disease, about the missteps of the medical profession in treating these conditions, and the fact that most of these diseases can be reversed with proper diet.
Heart Disease Is Not Inevitable
Many people think of heart disease as an inevitable part of aging, but it is something we can easily win the war against, Dr. Fuhrman stated.
‘Nobody has to have a heart attack or stroke,’ he said. ‘People don’t have to get dementia. These are diseases related to nutritional ignorance.’
People in the United States have among the highest risk of heart attack in the world. There are pockets around the world, such as in Papua New Guinea, where they have almost no heart disease. The difference is diet.

This post was published at FinancialSense on 08/09/2017.

Human Guinea Pigs: Congress Slams Door On Pentagon Biochemical Weapons Testing Declassification

In the 1960’s and 1970’s the US government tested chemical and biological weapons on US troops in still little known secret programs called Projects 112 and SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense). The Vietnam era tests involved some 6,000 military personnel being subject to experiments involving deadly nerve agents like sarin and VX, as well as biological agents like E. Coli, all of which can result in quick death or potential lifelong debilitating health issues such as long-term central nervous system failure. A fatal dose of VX nerve agent, for example, can kill in minutes, but it is unknown if the program resulted in deaths because documents remain classified as “Top Secret” even 50 years later. Veterans advocacy groups have long tried to get specifics of the program declassified in the hopes that disclosure might allow victims of the tests access to health benefits and better medical treatment, but on Thursday Congress slammed the door on these attempts, leaving veterans and some congressional sponsors outraged.
Some limited details of the highly classified program came to light in 2000, when the Department of Veterans Affairs obtained documents related to the program from the Pentagon in order to study medical treatments for claimants. But veteran victims of testing have long been left in the lurch as the Pentagon decides how much information should be shared with the public. Veterans Affairs has an official statementon its website – the result of in-house studies in coordination with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, claiming there’s no evidence that exposure has led to ill-health:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 14, 2017.

Is The Islamic State Planning To Strike The United States With Chemical Weapons Of Mass Destruction?

From its inception, ISIS was well on its way to becoming another dark chapter in human history. However, as their self-proclaimed caliphate is chipped away by Kurdish, Iraqi, and Syrian forces, some of their darkest secrets are being revealed to the entire world. And those secrets tell us even more about just how evil this organization is.
In Mosul for instance, where Iraqi military units have nearly finished rooting out every ISIS element in the city, security forces have uncovered chilling documents left behind by the terror organization. These documents reveal that ISIS has been using human guinea pigs to test chemical weapons, which experts fear may be used to spike food supplies in the West.
The experiments were recorded in a stash of papers found hidden in Mosul University after Iraqi special forces recaptured the city from IS fighters.
They reveal one victim was fed thallium sulphate – a colourless, tasteless salt that can be dissolved in water – and began to suffer fever, nausea, and swelling of the stomach and brain before dying in agony ten days later.
Isis described the chemical as an ‘ideal lethal poison’ and claimed to be in ‘possession of an ample amount of the solution to fill demands’, according to the documents, which were verified by British and US forces and later obtained by The Times.
Terrorists also injected a nicotine-based compound, said to have no antidote, into another victim who passed out within seconds and died hours later.
Ingredients for the poison are contained in cigarettes and vaping supplies, while thallium sulphate is available for sale in many countries including the US.

This post was published at shtfplan on May 22nd, 2017.

SCIENTISTS FIND THAT BABIES WHO ARE GIVEN DTP VACCINE ARE UP TO 10 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE

Research conducted by a team of Scandinavian scientists came to a startling conclusion regarding the DTP vaccine, which is supposed to protect children from diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus. Though they found that the vaccine can prevent those diseases, it does so at a terrible cost.
The research, which was partly funded by the Danish government, derived its data from a vaccination campaign conducted in the African nation of Guinea Bissau during the 1980′s. Initially, the campaign offered parents the opportunity to have their babies weighed every 3 months, and in 1981 they started giving out DTP vaccines during these sessions. Because the babies were only allowed to be vaccinated at a certain age, some were not vaccinated, which created the perfect control group.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on APRIL 24, 2017.

George Soros Accused Of “Puppeteering” Government In New Lawsuit

When an investment asset has potential to deliver returns for 100 years, the competition to be the sole owner can be intense. Such is the case with mining rights to the Simandou iron ore deposit in the West African nation of Guinea, where George Soros is involved in one of several lawsuits over the past few years. The dispute is aggressive, with Soros being called out as anti-Israeli in the suit, which dredges up well-worn charges the former hedge fund managers engages in a global conspiracy to manipulate numerous governments. The feud with Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz dates back to 1998 and involves charges of manipulation and bribery.
BSGR Lawsuits fight against a ‘racketeer billionaire’ who ‘puppeteered’ government
The cost to develop Simandou is estimated at $20 billion, according to a Bloomberg report, and is estimated to have enough iron ore to deliver returns through the next generation and beyond. The fight brought by BSG Resources Ltd. (BSGR) involves some of the most successful billionaires and mining companies in the world.
BSGR filed suit against Soros and his Open Society Foundations in court Friday, opening the document by claiming Soros is a ‘racketeer billionaire’ who ‘acts in utter disregard for the rule of law’ while he ‘epitomizes’ the well-worn phrase ‘power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Apr 20, 2017.

The U.N. and U.S. Embassy Stand Down as American Aid Workers Beaten and Raped in Sudan

Investigators discovered this month that at least four U. N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic allegedly paid girls as little as 50 cents in exchange for sex.
The most recent allegations involve at least four peacekeepers who are accused of paying girls as young as 13 for sex at a camp for the internally displaced next to the international airport in Bangui, the capital. The site, known as M’poko camp, is home to 20,000 people, mostly Christians. It is a vast agglomeration of white tents surrounding old, decaying airplanes, just yards from the airport runway.
The United Nations was also strongly criticized for failing to react to offenses by peacekeepers in the country. As many as 14 troops from France, Chad and Equatorial Guinea allegedly raped and sodomized six boys between the ages of 9 and 15 in 2013 and 2014, before the U. N. mission formally began. The United Nations took no action after learning about the cases until a whistleblower leaked an internal U. N. investigation to French authorities, according to U. N. officials.
– From January’s post: U. N. Peacekeepers Caught Paying 50 Cents for Sex with 13-Year-Old Girls in War Zones
The following excerpts are gut wrenching and absolutely sickening.
The AP reports:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Aug 15, 2016.

Episode #138 – SUNDAY WIRE: ‘Oceania vs Eurasia’ with guests Pippa King, Mike Robinson, Basil Valentine

Episode #138 of SUNDAY WIRE SHOW resumes this Sunday June 5, 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 broadcasting LIVE from Devon in the southwest of England, from the former imperial port and naval powerhouse of Plymouth, England. This week host Patrick Henningsen is joined live in-studio by UK Column editor Mike Robinson to discuss the week’s international news, including breaking updates from Syria, Yemen and Brussels. In the first hour, we’re joined by a special guest Pippa King, co-editor of State of Surveillance, to discuss Oceania’s latest experimental anti-terror technological craze, millimeter microwave scanners, currently being rolled out in public spaces – yet hidden from public view. We’ll discuss the potential effects on the human guinea pig target population. In the third and final hour of overdrive we aim to connect with our roving ‘democracy correspondent’, Basil Valentine, for an update life, betting and pursuit of happy returning in the US elections, as well as the upcoming Brexit ‘Hobson’s Choice’ referendum and TTIP.
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Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…
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This post was published at Spreaker on JUNE 5, 2016.

Toxic Chemtrails: [Not] Your Government At Work

The federal government has a history of using the American public as guinea pigs for several decades, who knows for how long?
3 minutes of video: chemtrails vs contrails: we won’t know what we’re being sprayed with until .01% arrests. Had enough of being treated sub-human, or need more pain?
Posted on March 20, 2016 by Carl Herman hat tip: Zen Gardner
I see chemtrails every few days where I live in the NorCal Bay Area. All one has to do is look up; they are obvious. I see two already early this morning. Many of us fly often; I have never ever ever ever ever seen any persisting and expanding ‘cloud’ from any aircraft I’ve been on over hundreds of flights over 50 years.
These leaked photos show the inside of these planes.
This 2-minute video from GeoEngineering Watch irrefutably shows spraying:


This post was published at Edge Trader Plus on March 20, 2016.

Is Italy the Next Greece?

Forecast
More migrants will arrive in Italy in the coming months as weather conditions improve, which will reopen the central Mediterranean route and clear new crossings in the Adriatic Sea. Though renewed migration into Italy will not be as dramatic as in Greece, it could create domestic problems and tension with surrounding countries. Rome will try to keep the Schengen Agreement in place; support plans to create a European border and coast guard and demand the reform of existing EU migration rules. Analysis
For the past six months, Greece has been at the center of Europe’s migration crisis as nearly 1 million people reached its shores by sea, mostly from Turkey. But Italy has been dealing with its own migration problem, one that, while not rivaling Greece in terms of size and scope, could be just as problematic for the fragmenting the European Union.
According to the United Nations, more than 150,000 people reached southern Italy by the sea in 2015, particularly between April and September, when weather conditions make it easier for small boats to cross the Mediterranean. Most of these people, assisted by human trafficking organizations that take advantage of the chaos in Libya, come from countries such as Nigeria, Gambia, Guinea, Senegal, Somalia and Eritrea seeking economic opportunities in Europe. They are less likely to qualify for asylum than migrants arriving in Greece, most of whom are fleeing from war zones in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Furthermore, the European Union does not have a political counterpart in Libya to negotiate measures to manage migration flows the same way it does in Turkey.
Over the winter, the central Mediterranean route has been relatively quiet, with fewer than 10,000 people arriving in Italy between January and February. By comparison, more than 126,000 people came to Greece through the eastern Mediterranean route during the same period. But migration through the Mediterranean to Italy will resume around April, likely peaking between June and August, once again forcing Italian and European coastguards to launch more rescue operations at sea and provide migrants with shelter, food, and clothes.

This post was published at FinancialSense on 03/14/2016.

Caught On Tape: Stunned Reporter Grills State Department Why Hillary’s Breaches Won’t Be Investigated

In the past several weeks, not a day has passed without a new scandal surfacing revealing Clinton’s lack of judgment whether it involves her abuse of email protocol, or some previously undisclosed financial relation between either Hillary Clinton or the Clinton foundation and an outside donor. The most egregious revelation took place a few days ago when it emerged that the Democratic presidential candidate had breached her agreement with the White House to name all foundation donors during her tenure as secretary of state.
Specifically, as Reuters reported, Clinton had promised the federal government that the Clinton Foundation and its associated charities would name all donors annually while she was the nation’s top diplomat. “She also promised that the charities would let the State Department’s ethics office review beforehand any proposed new foreign governments donations.”
In March, the charities confirmed to Reuters for the first time that they had not complied with those pledges for most of Clinton’s four years at the State Department.
The implication is that foreigners banned from donating to U. S. political campaigns could and likely did curry favor with her by giving to the charity that bears her name. The charities accepted new donations from at least six foreign governments while Clinton was secretary of state: Switzerland, Papua New Guinea, Swaziland, Rwanda, Sweden and Algeria. And, of course, Ukraine.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 05/08/2015.

9 New York Doctors Arrested for Using Homeless People to Defraud Millions from Medicaid

Mr. Rorie was recruiting homeless people, prosecutors said, and whoever had a valid Medicaid card would be packed into a van and sent to medical clinics around New York City. There, after hours of unnecessary tests and fake diagnoses, the homeless people would be sent off with sneakers – selected from stacks of shoeboxes in the clinics’ basements. The doctors, staff members and billing specialists, meanwhile, would rack up hundreds or thousands of dollars per recruit in false Medicaid claims, prosecutors said.
From a warehouse in Sunset Park, Eric Vainer, 43, oversaw the operation with the help of his mother, Polina, 66, prosecutors said. ‘We can use the same patients like guinea pigs for anything we want,’ Mr. Vainer was recorded saying in a government wiretap.
– From the New York Times article: 9 New York Doctors Are Accused of Defrauding Medicaid Using Homeless People
In America’s fraudulent oligarch economy in which corruption and theft have become the preferred means to earn money, it’s no surprise doctors feel a need to participate. Do no harm indeed.
From the New York Times:

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Apr 2, 2015.

Annaly’s CEO Accurately Compares Central Bankers to Witch Doctors; Possible ‘Blood-Letters’

The story of bloodletting is intertwined in the mysterious fabric of medical lore; it originated from magic and religious ceremonies. The physician and priest were one and the same since disease was thought to be caused by supernatural causes. Witch doctors and sorcerers were called on to drive out the evil spirits and demons. Bloodletting was a method for cleansing the body of ill-defined impurities and excess fluid. The early instruments included thorns, pointed sticks and bones, sharp pieces of flint or shell, and even sharply pointed shark’s teeth. Miniature bow and arrow devices for bloodletting have been found in South America and New Guinea. A small bloodletting instrument resembling a crossbow was once used in Greece and Malta. Wall paintings dating from 1400 B. C. depict the use of leeches for drawing blood from human beings.
– From a PBS article: A Brief History of Blood-Letting
On a conference call today to discuss the mortgage-investment firm’s earnings, the chief executive officer talked about ‘blood-letting,’ a ‘popular prescription for many ills’ until the late 1800s, and the similarly abandoned view that life could be created by spontaneous generation to explain her ‘healthy dose of concern’ over the potential results of all the stimulus.
‘My hope is that as policy makers of the world continue to prescribe their remedies for the ailing economic patient, that they do not render it worse off,’ she said. ‘As with their predecessors, I suspect there is no doubt in the minds of our central bankers that they are the smartest they’ve ever been. Yet, I fear they are not the smartest they will ever be.’

This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Michael Krieger | Posted Friday Feb 27, 2015.

President Obama Reminds Americans Of The Threat Of Ebola (& The Need To Spend $6 Billion To Fix It) – Live Feed

With Ebola off the front-pages of every media outlet, President Obama appears to finding it tough to get his $6 billion funding request to fight the deadly disease… time for some hope (things are good in America, Spain delcared Ebola-free) and fearmongery (5,987 deaths and 16,889 cases currently) as The White House increases Ebola response units in the US and sends more military and civilians into Africa…
Does not look like any inflection points in Sierra Leone or Guinea…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 12/02/2014.

Ebola Remains a Risk – Deaths in Nebraska and New York

The Ebola crisis has faded from headlines but remains a risk after the death of another Ebola patient in Nebraska and the death of a suspected victim in New York yesterday. This brings the number of confirmed deaths to two in the U. S. and possibly three if the New York victim is confirmed as having had Ebola.

The toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,420 deaths out of 15,145 cases in eight countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. Transmission of the deadly virus still “intense and widespread” in Sierra Leone.
The figures, through November 16, represent a jump of 243 deaths and 732 cases since those issued last Friday. Cases continue to be under-reported, the WHO said in its latest update.
Tragic scenes unfolded in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon when a woman collapsed, dead, in a salon with reports of bleeding from her mouth and nose. This is frequently how Ebola victims die as Ebola disables the body’s coagulation system, leading to uncontrolled bleeding. By the time the body can rally its second line of defense, the adaptive immune system, is frequently too late.
The unfortunate woman, who had travelled from Guinea three weeks ago and was on a watch list of the New York Health Department, showed no prior symptoms of having Ebola and was apparently being checked daily.

This post was published at Gold Core on 20 November 2014.

Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From “Face, Mouth, Nose”

Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared ‘Ebola-free’, The Daily Mail reports a woman, who hadarrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said she was bleeding from the “face, nose, mouth, everything.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 11/18/2014.

The Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right – Paul Craig Roberts

The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia. General Gary Volesky said the troops would ‘stamp out’ ebola. The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build treatment structures for those infected with ebola.
Why combat troops? Why not send a construction outfit such as an engineer battalion if it has to be military? Why not do what the government usually does and contract with a construction company to build the treatment units? ‘Additional thousands of troops’ results in a very large inexperienced construction crew for 17 treatment units. It doesn’t make sense.
Stories that don’t make sense and that are not explained naturally arouse suspicions, such as: Are US soldiers being used to test ebola vaccines and cures, or more darkly are they being used to bring more ebola back to the US?
I understand why people ask these questions. The fact that they will receive no investigative answer will deepen suspicions.
Uninformed and gullible Americans will respond: ‘The US government would never use its own soldiers and its own citizens as guinea pigs.’ Before making a fool of yourself, take a moment to recall the many experiments the US government has conducted on American soldiers and citizens. For example, search online for ‘unethical human experimentation in the United States’ or ‘human radiation experiments,’ and you will find that federal agencies such as the Department of Defense and Atomic Energy Commission have: exposed US soldiers and prisoners to high levels of radiation; irradiated the testicles of males and tested for birth defects (high rate resulted); irradiated the heads of children; fed radioactive material to mentally disabled children.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on October 29, 2014.

Symptomatic 5-Year-Old Boy Tested For Ebola At Bellevue Hospital After Returning From West Africa

Following a weekend in which the condition of the Ebola-diagnosed doctor currently being treated at Bellevue hospital, Craig Spencer, reportedly deteriorated, the NY Post which first broke news of Spencer’s condition last week reported seveeral hours ago that NY may have its second possible Ebola case after a 5-year-old boy who just returned from West Africa was transported to Bellevue Hospital Sunday with possible Ebola symptoms, according to law-enforcement sources.
According to the Post, the child was vomiting and had a 103-degree fever when he was carried from his Bronx home by EMS workers wearing hazmat suits, neighbors said. ‘He looked weak,’ said a neighbor.
‘He was really, really out of it.’
And while under ordinary circumstances this most likely would have been just extraordinary precautions due to a bad case of the flu, in this case the risk factor is that the boy returned with his family from Guinea Saturday night. As a result, five members of the family were being quarantined inside their apartment, sources said.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/27/2014.