21:42 [ZeroHedge] (E)
"Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others)," tweeted Trump, adding "Would make it easier for police to do their job!"
21:19 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Two days ago a policeman in Minnesota, who was well known for his brutality, murdered a black man, George Floyd, by suffocating him during an arrest for allegedly paying with a fake $20 bill. (video, longer version) It was one of many such murders. Spontaneous peaceful protests against the regime ensued. Yesterday afternoon the regime sent in its provocateurs. One of allegedly six was a white man in black cloths, masked with a professional gas mask and carrying a black umbrella. He was filmed as he started to smash shop windows even while protesters told him not do do that.
18:12 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Robert Bridge - Just like in 2016 when WikiLeaks revealed that the DNC was feeding Hillary Clinton debate questions, 2020 will be no different with the Democrats employing every dirty trick in the book to oust Donald Trump from office. Following on the backs of Russiagate, Impeachment, and now mass-media hysteria over Coronavirus, which of course has dealt Trump a major blow with regards to his hopes for reelection in November, is there anyone still not convinced that the Democrat machine is prepared to do absolutely anything to win in November? Liberals are painfully aware that if Trump wins another four years in office all of their pet projects – like open borders, senseless wars and warped cultural experiments – will be put on the back burner indefinitely. Desperate time call for desperate measures, like demanding mail-in ballots for the presidential election.
18:35 [Katehon] (E)
Paul Craig Roberts - In “freedom and democracy” America there is only official truth, and it is a lie. A person or website that speaks real truth is shunted aside as a “conspiracy theorist,” “Russian agent,” “racist,” “anti-semite,” or other such name with the purpose of discrediting the message and the messenger. For example, when I told the truth that Russiagate was a hoax, which it has proved to be, an anonymous website, possibly a CIA or NATO operation called “PropOrNot,” included this website among its fake list of 200 “Russian agents/dupes.” The Washington Post, a believed long-time CIA asset, hyped the PropOrNot revelation as if it were the truth. With “Russiagate” in full hype, the purpose was to scare readers away from those of us who were exposing the hoax.
15:15 [MintPress News] (E)
By Alison Weir - S.3176 was passed without being named, debated, or even discussed, even though it would set into law the largest such aid package in US history. Menifee, CA (IAK) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee quietly passed a bill yesterday to give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the next ten years despite the ongoing devastation to the U.S. economy caused by the coronavirus. The bill – S.3176 – will now go before the full Senate. Since the legislation has already been passed by the House of Representatives, if the Senate passes the bill, it will then go to the president to be signed into law. The bill was passed by the committee under two unusual circumstances and with almost no public awareness.
14:37 [Antiwar.com] (E)
Before Russiagate, the former national security advisor was an operative for Turkey, tilting foreign policy against the Kurds. Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is best known for his connection to the Russiagate investigation. Lost in that hubbub, however, was Flynn’s slimy role as a lobbyist for Turkey. A Turkish businessman paid Flynn $530,000 in 2016 to push pro-Turkey, anti-Kurd policies in hopes of influencing the Trump Administration. The American public has mostly forgotten about Flynn’s Turkey connections, says Steven A. Cook, senior fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. "There’s more going on with Turkey than people may realize," Cook tells me. Flynn’s money-driven opportunism is just one example of the operations of Washington’s foreign policy lobbyists. As a candidate, Donald Trump correctly criticized the Washington swamp, but as President, instead of draining it, he has shoveled in in more muck.
14:36 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
F. William Engdahl - The US White House has appointed a coronavirus “Vaccine Czar” from Big Pharma to oversee something dubbed Operation Warp Speed. The goal is to create and produce 300 million doses of a new vaccine to supposedly immunize the entire US population by year-end against COVID-19. To be sure that Big Pharma companies give their all to the medical Manhattan Project, they have been fully indemnified by the US government against liabilities should vaccine recipients die or develop serious disease as a result of the rushed vaccine. The FDA and NIH have waived standard pre-testing on animals in the situation. The US military, according to recent remarks by the US President, is being trained to administer the yet-to-be unveiled vaccine in record time. Surely nothing could go wrong here?
11:38 [The Unz Review] (E)
Donald Trump calls the media “the enemy of the people”, but it’s much worse than that. The media is a national security threat. Just look at the way they’ve handled the coronavirus. The hysterical 24-7 coverage has people so terrified they’ve locked themselves in their homes inflicting catastrophic damage on the economy. That disaster never would’ve taken place if the media hadn’t focused all their energy on scaring people to death. Now the damage is done, millions of people have lost their jobs, tens of thousands of small and mid-sized businesses are facing bankruptcy, and the world’s biggest economy has been reduced to a smoldering wastelands. And what was gained? Nothing.
19:56 [CGTN] (E)
Nicole Sirotek, a nurse from Elko, Nevada currently working in New York-area hospitals said in a video that black and Hispani COVID-19 patients in New York are being "murdered" by "gross negligence and complete medical mismanagement."
19:37 [VICE] (E)
The government just got even more power to spy on your internet habits as millions remain quarantined at home. The US Senate has voted to give law enforcement agencies access to web browsing data without a warrant, dramatically expanding the government’s surveillance powers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
9:49 [RT] (E)
The focus of US policing is shifting from enforcement to prevention as mass incarceration falls out of favor. ‘Pre-crime’ detection is the hot new thing, accomplished through analysis of behavior and…facial features? Researchers at the University of Harrisburg announced earlier this week that they had developed AI software capable of predicting - with 80 percent accuracy! - whether a person is a criminal just by looking at their face. “Our next step is finding strategic partners to advance this mission,” the press release stated, hinting that a New York Police Department veteran was working alongside two professors and a PhD candidate on the project.
19:48 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Why is former President Obama calling forth all his defensive resources now? Why did former national security advisor Susan Rice write her CYA letter? Why have republicans in congress not been willing to investigate the true origins of political surveillance? What is the reason for so much anger, desperation and opposition from a variety of interests? In a single word in a single tweet tonight, President Trump explained it perfectly - with help from Fox News` Tucker Carlson`s detailed breakdown" "Obamagate!"
15:50 [Medium.com] (E)
The word “Obamagate” was thrust into mainstream attention by the concerted efforts of Trump and his surrogates after new details on the early days of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation emerged. These details include Obama officials (including Joe Biden) requesting the unmasking of a conversation between Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the FBI’s then-counterintelligence director discussing trying to get Michael Flynn to lie during his interrogation about the Kislyak call, and the revelation that there was never any concrete evidence that Russia hacked the DNC.
16:10 [Voltairenet] (E)
In the wake of the US Justice Department’s decision to drop all charges against General Michael Flynn, former DIA Director and, briefly, National Security Advisor to President Trump, one of his close associates, Ezra Cohen-Watnick (photo-left), has stepped into the position of deputy assistant secretary of defense in charge of counternarcotics and global threats. He played a central role in delivering to Devin Nunes, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, documents uncovering the existence of a plot by the Obama administration’s Intelligence services against the future Trump administration. Such documents allowed Mr. Nunes to officially challenge prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into the so-called Russiagate, which aimed to remove Trump from the White House.
15:42 [Global Research] (E)
It is seriously astounding how fast the economy is crumbling. No infusion of funny money will save the American people from the historically severe depression now evolving. State and federal governments are becoming more authoritarian in response to serious influenza (critical data on the transmission of the disease is absent, muddled, contradictory, and the corporate media feeds a frenzy of fear and paranoia based on conflicting, revised, and often speculative numbers).
9:50 [Antiwar.com] (E)
Originally posted at TomDispatch. There was certainly a hint that the previous century was not going to unfold in a particularly propitious manner when World War I, “the war to end all wars” (a phrase famously attributed to American President Woodrow Wilson), proved but an introduction to a second world war that would make the first look more like a skirmish. Add in the fact that the pandemic to end all pandemics, the 1918 “Spanish flu” (that may actually have originated in the United States), killed at least 50 million people on this planet before being forgotten in the catastrophic Great Depression and, until recently, essentially dropped from history.
9:05 [youtube/Fox Business] (E)
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton explains to FOX Business’ Lou Dobbs why the organization filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller seeking Dr. Anthony Fauci and the World Health Organization’s records as the coronavirus pandemic affected the U.S
6:40 [Mint Press News] (E)
In this segment of MintCast, investigative journalist Whitney Webb unpacks the many conflicts of interests at play in the government and corporate COVID-19 response and how the search for a cure ties into a larger agenda to use public fear over the pandemic to build a techno-tyrannical state worthy of Orwell’s “1984.”
16:56 [Medium.com] (E)
George W Bush is in the news again today, and once again it’s not for the only legitimate reason that he should ever be in the news, namely a war crimes tribunal. No, it’s because his voice was used in a cutesy feel-good video about unity during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat,” Bush is heard saying. “We are not partisan combatants. We are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God.”
18:56 [The Unz Review] (E)
Most of the United States is still under lockdown, but why? What is the purpose of the policy? We’ve had the “flatten the curve” meme pounded into our brains for so long, that most people think it’s the objective of the policy, but is it? Flattening the curve is a worthy goal, but preventing the health care system from being overwhelmed should not be our highest priority. True, it is critical, I don’t dispute that, I just think there are other goals that are more important.
16:59 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
We’re heading to the other side of the mirror, to that area between fabricated truth and the lies that lie hidden. Spoiler alert! We begin with the inexplicable and a thinly veiled accusation. It is possible and perhaps very likely, even extremely likely, that information about the real nature of COVID 19 and how it kills is being withheld because the truth destroys the “China did it” narrative the White House is pushing to cover its potential complicity. We have identified a broad program of censorship of information about COVID 19 that attacks the idea that it is a naturally occurring virus.
0:11 [Antiwar.com] (E)
by Thomas Knapp - On April 25, 2020, US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement commemorating the 75th anniversary of “Elbe Day” – the day, presaging the end of World War 2 in Europe, when Russian and US troops met near the German towns of Strehla and Torgau. The Wall Street Journal reports that this congenial interaction between the two presidents “stirs concern among” members of Congress and officials at the US Departments of State and Defense. What’s inherently controversial about the Trump/Putin statement that wasn’t controversial about the similar 65th anniversary message from Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev? The supposed concern appears to have little, if anything, to do with actual foreign policy matters.
7:31 [The American Conservative] (E)
The president must recognize that his `maximum pressure` campaign is all but handing ordinary Iranians a death warrant.
Recent tensions in the Persian Gulf cannot cover the fact that Iran is facing catastrophe due to coronavirus and its impact on the Iranian economy and people, only made worse by continuing U.S. sanctions. In fact those tensions could be rising from the desperation Iran finds itself in as it struggles with Washington’s “maximum pressure campaign” amid mounting death tolls, dwindling supplies, a restive population, and crashing oil prices. This is the moment President Donald Trump could step up—off Twitter and into a more diplomatic role—to find peace at a time of a global health crisis, through relaxing the sanctions, not enforcing more.
7:28 [Health.News] (E)
In an effort to try to claim the coronavirus is no more dangerous than the regular flu — even though covid-19 has already killed more Americans in the last 17 days than what the regular flu killed in an entire year — pandemic denialists are claiming the case fatality rate for the coronavirus is very similar to that of the flu. They achieve this false result by comparing the CDC’s numbers for flu fatalities to the estimates of the coronavirus case fatality rate based on projecting the results of questionable antibody tests to the population at large. (i.e. using the “Stanford study” which has already been completely ripped to shreds by dozens of scientists.)...Comparing apples to apple: A summary of CFR vs. IFR for both the regular flu and the coronavirus.
7:27 [Natural News] (E)
Dear President Trump, In order to save America from the coronavirus, you must ignore the dangerously bad disinformation being pushed by your own supporters who are ignorant about infectious disease. You may or may not be aware, but because of a fundamental lack of scientific and medical knowledge across the conservative media and independent media, the vast majority of Trump supporters right now believe four things which are demonstrably false: Belief #1) The coronavirus is a “hoax” and isn’t even killing people. The entire thing, they claim, is a grand media conspiracy involving 100+ countries and hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses and coroners who are all faking the deaths. Belief #2) Because the coronavirus is a “hoax,” lockdowns don’t work and were never necessary. All lockdowns should end immediately, they say.
14:25 [Gold Goats `n Guns] (E)
From the very beginning I’ve been a staunch critic of President Trump’s “Energy Dominance” policy. And I was so for a myriad of reasons, but mostly because it was stupid. Not just stupid, monumentally stupid. Breathtakingly stupid. And I don’t say this as someone who hates Trump without reservation. In fact, I continue to hope he will wake up one day and stop being the Donald Trump I know and be the Donald Trump he needs to be.
21:37 [Democracy Now!] (E)
Thousands of anti-quarantine protesters continued to defy social distancing orders to protest around the U.S. over the weekend. Protests took place in Texas, Indiana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Maryland, Utah, Wisconsin, Washington and Colorado. In Olympia, Washington, 2,500 people defied a ban on large public gatherings. Hundreds more ignored stay-at-home orders to protest at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver. Protests also took place in San Diego.
8:59 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
In my recent paper Why Assume There Will Be a 2020 Election?, I took the opportunity of today’s multifaceted crisis in order to revisit an important Wall Street funded coup d’état effort of 1933-34. As I explained in that location, this bankers’ coup was luckily exposed by a patriotic general named Smedley Darlington Butler during one of the darkest moments of America and profoundly changed the course of history.
13:59 [MintPress News] (E)
By Alan Macleod - Once again it appears that big business will get bailed out while the American people get sold out. Hospitals overflowing with sick and dying patients. Overworked staff risking their lives wearing garbage bags as makeshift protective equipment against an invisible but deadly virus. Refrigerated containers left outside medical facilities, filling with the dead. Mass graves being dug in the city. It is like something out of a horror movie. But it is very real and is happening right now in America. “We are doing the best we can,” Derrick Smith, a certified registered nurse anesthetist in New York City told MintPress last week, “but people are dying left and right, no exaggeration.” “I’ve never imagined or seen our healthcare system take such a beating before,” he said. “This is something that none of us have ever really seen.”
13:58 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
John Quincy Adams - In the Soviet Union there was an expression “The Organs of State Security” or “Organs” for short. Their supposed power in the USSR was one of the things that separated them from what we used to call “the free world”. Not so much any more – the American Organs came very close to getting rid of the so-called Most Powerful Man in The World. They made only one mistake; they probably won’t next time. The impeachment of US President Donald Trump is over, or at least this iteration is. This was not a normal impeachment, it was an attempt by the Deep State, the Organs of State Security, the Blob, the Borg – later we will learn what its members call it – to remove a president of the United States. After some false starts, it succeeded at every step except the very last one. But, as they say, practice makes perfect and the Organs have learned from their mistake.
10:15 [Gold Goats `n Guns] (E)
For weeks I’ve been careful to separate the threat of the disease, COVID-19, from the political response. I’ve felt strongly that one can respect the virus while at the same time be wary of the political response and the panic engineered over it. But that’s come to an end. It’s clear that the plan from the beginning was to allow this virus to run wild in high profile places like New York and Italy to create fear. It is also clear that people like Dr. Anthony Fauci were activated to ensure the worst possible response to the crisis would be implemented in the U.S.
7:45 [LA Progressive] (E)
The COVID-19 medical and economic crisis remains mostly unaddressed by both the Republican and Democratic parties. They have only passed one piece of legislation that significantly helps workers: supplementing existing state unemployment benefits by $600 per week. Those additional payments expire in four months. Until then many people who are out of work will receive about $1000 a week. If the past is precedent, Congress is likely to renew the law. Aside from expanded unemployment checks, the government has been useless. Here are the essential basic things Congress and President Trump must do in order to avoid economic collapse, mass starvation, an epidemic of violent crime reminiscent of “A Clockwork Orange” and political unrest up to and including revolution. They must do it now.
18:59 [LA Progressive] (E)
Last month, Donald Trump retweeted a doctored photo of himself playing the fiddle that was labeled “My next piece is called: nothing can stop what’s coming.” It was clearly an homage to the Emperor Nero who so infamously made music while Rome burned. To it, the president added this comment: “Who knows what this means, but it sounds good to me!”
23:06 [The Hill] (E)
President Trump lashed out at The New York Times over a story it published on Saturday that reported Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar repeatedly warned the president of the possibility of a coronavirus outbreak weeks before his administration began to crack down in its response to the threat.
8:23 [MintPress News] (E)
By Alan Macleod - After closely conversing with senior foreign policy experts on Joe Biden’s team, Thomas Wright, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe for the influential think-tank the Brookings Institute, penned an unintentionally hair-raising article on what a Biden presidency would look like for the rest of the world. He explains to his elite audience of Washington insiders that Biden’s prospective staff are “worried about rising authoritarianism and see the world as a more geopolitically competitive place, particularly in U.S.-China relations,” and see war and conflict with Beijing and Moscow as close to inevitable.
8:22 [Stalker Zone] (E)
The scandal that already smashed into smithereens the political career of one of the long-term leaders of US Democratic Party Joseph Biden, who expressed his intention to run for the presidency, develops in two directions independent from each other. The first and the most sensitive thing for the politician are the charges of unseemly behaviour and sexist escapades that were made public by several women at the same time. Such claims in America automatically deprive the accused of any prospects — in business, in Hollywood, and especially in politics. But we are interested in other aspect of the scandal, because it is closely connected to Ukraine.
8:20 [David Swanson] (E)
There’s a video of Lawrence O’Donnell, spokesperson for MSNBC, saying in 2020 what he’s paid to say, namely that electing a candidate with a platform you approve of is somehow in conflict with electing a candidate who can win. The logic of this is that most people are expected to vote for a candidate with a less desirable platform, which is only self-fulfilling if nobody shouts out that the hold-your-nose candidate has no clothes before a mysterious substance called “momentum” can be declared to exist and the candidate whom people actually prefer can be persuaded to give up. There’s a video of Lawrence O’Donnell, years ago, saying something that would get him fired from MSNBC in a heartbeat
17:36 [Corey`s Digs] (E)
The economy has come to a screeching halt, people are scared and confused, theories are flinging left and right, and everyone wants to know – why are we being forced to shut down our businesses and stay in our homes, and why is President Trump going along with this while shady characters stand at his side?There is a lot of confusion because nefarious characters are propagating fear tactics, embellished stories, and doom and gloom scenarios, while those with hope want to believe this is all a cover story to take down these nefarious characters. All of this has led to an onslaught of fabricated stories based on no evidence, heightened suspicions about every news piece – understandably so, and a whole lot of amped up outrage and fear.
The truth lies somewhere in the middle, and I hope to clear up some of the confusion.
8:17 [Black Agenda Report] (E)
Margaret Kimberley - The Secretary of State’s candid remarks remind us that US foreign policy is intended to punish those targeted as enemies, keep friends as vassal states, and disregard international law. “Pompeo is too stupid to keep his mouth shut.” "When I was a cadet -- What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.” -- Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State. It is rare for an enemy to give a gift the way Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did in a recent public speech . Pompeo said what anyone who has ever paid attention already knew. The intelligence agencies of the United States government are masters of deception and one should always assume that they are lying, cheating, and or stealing.
8:17 [U.S. Peace Council] (E)
The U.S. Peace Council denounces the continuing aggression by the Trump administration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We call on the Trump administration to immediately stop the illegal sanctions, to dismiss the false charges brought against Venezuela’s leaders, and to withdraw the U.S. war ships from the coast of Venezuela. We call on Congress to strongly oppose this latest attack by the Trump administration on Venezuela. With the election of Hugo Chavez in 1999 Venezuela began to take an independent course. Since this time, the United States has acted to undermine and to overthrow the Bolivarian government with the use of coups and sanctions, and now with a dubious indictment of the democratically elected President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros. This represents an outrageous abuse of the U.S. criminal justice system.
3:56 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Here are examples for some of the reasons why the U.S. will now experience a gigantic epidemic wave. The reasons include ill discipline, ignorance and incompetence, nutty religiousness and racism.
13:45 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
By ALAN MACLEOD - No matter how much Fox News tries to spin it, President Trump’s handling of the COVID–19 pandemic has been little short of disastrous. For weeks, he wrote the virus off as a liberal “hoax” designed to force him out of the White House. Rather than providing leadership at the top, his main concern appears to be shifting American anger towards China, insisting on calling the pandemic the “China virus” and demanding Beijing be held to account for their supposed mishandling of the coronavirus. He also appears to be actively blocking New York State’s attempts to procure thousands of lifesaving ventilators. “I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be,” he told Sean Hannity on Thursday, adding that, in the midst of a seemingly exponential rise in cases, that he wants to “start opening up certain parts of the country” again, because the cure can’t be worse than the disease.
12:53 [MintPress News] (E)
Rikers Island itself is on the verge of near collapse, over 300 inmates and staff have tested positive and human rights campaigners warn conditions in the notorious prison are dire. One month ago, MintPress News reported that, in the case of a particularly bad COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic in New York City, authorities had drawn up contingency plans to dump the bodies in mass graves on Hart Island, a small island just off the Bronx in the Long Island Sound. The plans had been drawn up by former New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg during his time in office. The article might have appeared alarmist at the time, considering that the city had only one confirmed coronavirus case and patient zero was self-isolating in her Manhattan home. But one month later, things are bad. Really bad. City authorities have confirmed 41,771 cases of the novel coronavirus as of March 31, with nearly 1,100 deaths.
9:23 [Tass] (E)
The United States will put into immediate use the medical equipment received from Russia, US Embassy spokeswoman Rebecca Ross told TASS on Wednesday.
20:12 [beforeitsnews.com] (E)
Investigative Reporter Dan Bidondi visits all of Rhode Islands major hospitals amid reports by Mainstream Media and Officials of over packed hospitals with Covid-19 patients Rhode Island Hospital Security admits that hospital has been dead since virus started, while officials are telling the public that hospital officials are working overtime and are understaffed.
16:58 [Consortium News] (E)
By Caitlin Johnstone - The corporate cronyism of America’s political system has been highlighted with a massive kleptocratic multitrillion-dollar corporate bailout of which actual Americans are only receiving a tiny fraction. Instead of putting that money toward paying people a living wage to stay home during a global pandemic, the overwhelming majority of the money is going to corporations while actual human beings receive a paltry $1,200 (which they won’t even be getting until May at the earliest) at a time of record-smashing unemployment....The insanity of America’s war machine has been highlighted as awareness grows during a global health emergency that government military spending negatively impacts government healthcare spending and the U.S. has the most bloated military budget on the planet.
6:49 [The Jimmy Dore/YouTube] (E)
#JoeBiden #USElections #SexualAbuse #SexualPredator
Jimmy Dore and his guests break it down.
6:31 [Unlimited Hangout] (E)
Though often discussed in relation to nuclear war or a similarly chaotic scenario, “Continuity of Government” plans can be triggered even by popular, nonviolent opposition to an unpopular war abroad. It exists solely to keep the current system in place, regardless of the cost.
7:28 [The Jimmy Dore Show/YouTube] (E)
#JoJo Wtf is wrong with Joe Biden.... #CNN #Propaganda #FakeNews #StudioCandidate
Jimmy Dore and his guests dissect it.
7:21 [pocketsofthefuture/YouTube] (E)
#Apocalypse #EmptyStreets #LikeFromADystopianWorld #Bizarre
20:52 [Facebook/Josh Anderson] (E)
The time for joking about Covid-19 is over. Now is the time to keep yourself, your loved ones, and everyone else safe. And I`m devastated to say that now is also the time to mourn.
17:36 [Rising/The Hill/YouTube] (E)
Krystal and Saagar ask where Joe Biden is during the midst of the coronavirus crisis. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with bipartisan hosts that breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before. The show leans into the day`s political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders who can predict what is going to happen.
17:35 [Redacted Tonight/YouTube] (E)
Lee opens the show this week with a look into how Trumpist nationalism has made the coronavirus crisis worse. We no longer live in a world where it`s possible to pretend that one nation`s problems are separate from those of every other nation. We`re only as safe as our least safe neighbors in a public health crisis such as this and in the competition to be the least safe, the US is doing its best to be number 1. In "Taking The News From Behind" Lee discusses Chelsea Manning’s release from prison, our current economic crisis, and that the Justice Department has dropped charges against the Russia.
12:44 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The Justice Department dropped its case against a Russian company which was alleged of influencing the 2016 elections. But as one false claim about Russian influence campaigns is now thoroughly debunked new nonsensical claims about alleged Russian influence campaigns arise....Reuters: Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says Russian media have deployed a “significant disinformation campaign” against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust, according to a European Union document seen by Reuters. “A significant disinformation campaign by Russian state media and pro-Kremlin outlets regarding COVID-19 is ongoing,” said the nine-page internal document, dated March 16,...It quoted fake news created by Russia in Italy, the second-most heavily affected country in the world, that health systems would be unable to cope and doctors would choose who lived or died because of a lack of beds.
12:35 [The Jimmy Dore/YouTube] (E)
Jimmy Dore and his guests break it down.
2:42 [The Jimmy Dore Show/YouTube] (E)
Jimmy Dore and his guests break it down.
2:31 [Redacted Tonight/YouTube] (E)
The Coronavirus is spreading across the world rapidly and testing the resilience of governments and societies. The US has found itself unprepared for the pandemic partly because Donald Trump got rid of a pandemic response power when he first came to power but also because of the healthcare system that has been at the center of this election season.
22:59 [Station Gossip] (E)
The American Conservative Union announced on Saturday March 7th, a week after the conference, that a 2020 attendee tested positive for the coronavirus.
The ACU sent out notices to attendees a week after the event.
22:57 [Fox News/YouTube] (E)
Biden`s gaffes could be the only thing standing in DNC`s way.
14:35 [Mint Press News] (E)
By Alan Macleod - Things got so bad that some voters claimed that if a similar situation occurred in states such as Iran, the US government would intervene to “restore democracy.” Chaos and gridlock again reigned across much of America as fourteen states chose their candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination yesterday on Super Tuesday. Many voters were forced to wait in line for up to six hours as understaffed and poorly equipped polling stations were inundated with voters, particularly in Texas and California, the two largest and most influential Super Tuesday states. In California, electronic voting systems were unable to connect and experienced severe problems, something election integrity activists had warned was bound to happen. The law dictates that all those in line by closing time must be allowed to cast a ballot. But the technical difficulties meant that many stood in line through the evening for their right to choose.
14:35 [Stalker Zone] (E)
In Ukraine, everything is boring and predictable, the collapse and firesale are going according to plan. So let’s look again at the United States; it’s there that the main circus of the planet is now taking place. In the United (so far) States, a “super Tuesday” was held – a day when “Caucuses” (preliminary intra-party voting to select presidential candidates from the two main parties) were held in a quarter of the total number of States. There will be another “super Tuesday” later, but it involves just about 20% of the States. But at the moment it’s not about this. And on this “super Tuesday” suddenly (really unexpectedly for everyone), Joe Biden with his shaking head wins.
8:58 [Fox News/YouTube] (E)
Joe Biden will be whatever type of leader he is told to be.
22:14 [Judicial Watch] (E)
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today announced that U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth granted Judicial Watch’s request to depose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her emails and Benghazi attack documents. The court also ordered the deposition of Clinton’s former Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills and two other State Department officials. Additionally, the court granted Judicial Watch’s request to subpoena Google for relevant documents and records associated with Clinton’s emails during her tenure at the State Department.
18:04 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
The media is doing its best to make the Seth Rich story go away, but it seems to have a life of its own, possibly due to the fact that the accepted narrative about how Rich died makes no sense. In its Iatest manifestation, it provides an alternative explanation for just how the information from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer somehow made its way to Wikileaks. If you believe that Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide and that he was just a nasty pedophile rather than an Israeli intelligence agent, read no farther because you will not be interested in Rich. But if you appreciate that it was unlikely that the Russians were behind the stealing of the DNC information you will begin to understand that other interested players must have been at work.
13:02 [Fox News/YouTube] (E)
The Democratic establishment picks its answer to Bernie Sanders. #FoxNews #Tucker
20:46 [Mondo Weiss] (E)
I am very proud of being Jewish. I actually lived in Israel for some months. But what I happen to believe is that, right now, sadly, tragically, in Israel, through Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country.
7:32 [The Grayzone/YouTube] (E)
Pushback with Aaron Maté
With Bernie Sanders poised for a big Super Tuesday, Krystal Ball discusses the Democratic establishment`s panic, Elizabeth Warren`s attacks on Sanders, and whether DNC elites are once again alienating the working class voters they lost in 2016.
Guest: Krystal Ball, co-host of Rising and co-author of the best-selling new book, "The Populist`s Guide to 2020."
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18:46 [RT] (E)
Biden campaign gets shot in the arm with landslide South Carolina win, still lags behind Sanders ahead of Super Tuesday
17:30 [youtube/the Duran] (E)
Tulsi Gabbard posted a video on social media, directed to US President Trump, and addressing Erdogan`s latest games in Syria, calling on Trump to "make it clear to NATO and Erdogan that the United States will not be dragged into a war with Russia by the aggressive, Islamist, expansionist dictator of Turkey, a so-called `NATO` ally."
17:57 [Antiwar.com] (E)
“WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks." ~ Donald Trump, October 10 2016, Wilkes-Barre, PA. “This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove." ~ Donald Trump, October 31, 2016 in Warren, MI. Back in the day, not so long ago, The Donald loved him some WikiLeaks. He said so on at least five occasions out on the campaign trail – in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan. That was when WikiLeaks, ostensibly at least, served his purposes by releasing hacked DNC emails that were rather unflattering to his opponent, Hillary Clinton. The MAGA crew must’ve agreed with him regarding the Julian Assange-headed web publication at the time: Trump carried all four battleground states, which propelled him into the White House. He’s had more than three years, now, to acclimate to his new digs and, somewhere along the way, pulled a 180 on Assange, whom his administration now labels "an enemy of the state who must be brought down."
7:36 [Mises.org] (E)
Ron Paul - Listening to the howls from Democrats and the applause from Republicans, one would think President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget is a radical assault on the welfare state. The truth is that the budget contains some minor spending cuts, most of which are not even real cuts. Instead they are reductions in the “projected rate of growth.”
7:34 [David Swanson] (E)
It’s often hard to report on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. It’s even harder to report on the usual reporting on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. So much of it is beyond the reach of parody. Yet it also opens up opportunities to shock people with basic facts. The stock market going up is not a good thing. Wars don’t expand human rights. Loony newfangled schemes to give everyone healthcare and education have been tried for many decades in many countries, making them more reliable and old-fashioned than getting to keep your beloved health insurance company and student debt. Muslim terrorists are not in the top 1,000 threats to your health. Russian Facebook accounts are not in the top 10,000 corrupting influences on U.S. elections. The amount of money the Pentagon spends every year is $100,000 times $100,000 times $100 plus more than you can truly comprehend. Michael Bloomberg is not an impressive serious person.
19:43 [youtube] (E)
In this video Prof.Wolff dismantles Trump`s fairytale on the "sound" economy
19:24 [American Herald Tribune] (E)
DAVID SWANSON - Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination of a habitable climate on earth — combined with their courage and the absence on their part of cruelty or hatred, has the potential to create a much larger movement, which is of course the key to success. This is a demonstration of nothing less than a superior alternative to war, not just because the war weapons of the militarized Canadian police may be defeated by the resistance of the people who have never been conquered or surrendered, but also because the Canadian government could accomplish its aims in the wider world better by following a similar path, by abandoning the use of war for supposedly humanitarian ends and making use of humanitarian means instead.
19:22 [Daily Caller] (E)
Hunter Biden served on the board of a trade group that lobbied for increased spending on international aid, including for Ukraine. Biden’s association with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and its close affiliate, the Center for U.S. Global Leadership, has gone unexplored in the coverage of his business dealings. While affiliated with the groups, Biden joined the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings. Hunter Biden was on the board of a trade coalition that lobbied the Obama administration in 2014 on foreign assistance to Ukraine, and appears to have set up a State Department meeting for the group’s president. Biden’s links to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and its affiliate, the Center for U.S. Global Leadership, have gone largely unreported in the coverage of his various business dealings, which have caused a headache for his father as he runs for president.
16:07 [youtube/ The Real News Network] (E)
Trump promised he would not touch Social Security and Medicare. He lied. Now we have deficit spending with no social benefits, and Democrats fooled into a compromise that allowed the military budget to soar.
7:37 [The New Republic] (E)
The Clinton-era avatar of respectable Democratic politics continues to confuse elite opinion with public sentiment.
17:46 [Fox News/Tucker Carlson/YouTube] (E)
Democrats in disarray ahead of New Hampshire primary.
13:49 [Counterpunch] (E)
If, as some observers worry, the United States is undergoing an accelerated transition to full authoritarian class rule in the Donald Trump years, then the events of last week may be considered critical by later historians permitted to chronicle what happened.
13:44 [Jacobin] (E)
Through dogged organizing and a class-based message, Bernie Sanders cleaned up among young and nonwhite voters in last week`s Iowa caucus. It’s proof that the coalition he’s assembling has the multiracial working class at its center.
7:35 [youtube/Politics and Prose] (E)
In his detailed account of Donald Trump’s astonishing political success, Johnston, an award-winning New York Times investigative journalist and currently a columnist for USA Today, looks closely at Trump’s business practices, his associates, and his family background.
7:38 [The Grayzone/YouTube] (E)
Iowa`s voting debacle has renewed fears that the DNC is again working against Bernie Sanders and his grassroots campaign. The Grayzone`s Max Blumenthal breaks down the network of dark money billionaires, Democratic elites, and Russiagate profiteers behind the app that ruined the Iowa vote, and a wider effort to stop Sanders` progressive momentum.
7:33 [The Jimmy Dore Show/YouTube] (E)
#Tucker Carlson #IowaCaucus #Rigging #DNC #Corruption
9:25 [State of the Nation] (E)
The House has its share of infamies, great and small, real and symbolic, and has been the scene of personal infamies from brawls to canings. But the conduct of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the State of the Union address this week will go down as a day of infamy for the chamber as an institution.
14:28 [The Intercept] (E)
While the Iowa Democratic Party has thoroughly fumbled reporting official results of Monday’s caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign has released figures showing a significant lead. This week on Intercepted: The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim reports from the ground in Iowa and traces the rise of today’s progressive moment to Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign. Producers Jack D’Isidoro and Elise Swain speak with caucus-goers in Ottumwa, where meatpacking union workers in the state’s first satellite caucus emphatically supported Sanders.
14:25 [Gilad Atzmon] (E)
A year ago I interviewed Yonatan Stern in a kosher pizzeria in Monticello, Catskills, New York. Yonatan is the man behind Cherev Gidon, an ‘Israeli Tactical Training Academy.’ Yonatan was a perfect subject to interview: his views may be radical but they are based upon a sharp, coherent and consistent rationale. He was open in expressing his thoughts, which included some outrageous statements but which all left no doubt that he both meant what he said and said what he meant. I’ve observed that in America 2020, after half a century of the tyranny of correctness, very few Americans are brave enough to celebrate their constitutionally protected liberty to think and express themselves freely and authentically.
17:06 [Mint Press News] (E)
By Alan Macleod - Similar to how Ebola was racialized as a distinctly African illness, news of the coronavirus has led to an outbreak of anti-Chinese sentiment across the West....And as the virus has spread, so has anti-Chinese sentiment. Similar to how Ebola was racialized as a distinctly African illness, news of the coronavirus has led to an outbreak of anti-Chinese sentiment across the West. Across Europe and Asia, there are reports of Chinese people being refused service in restaurants. In Canada, Chinese children claim to be being bullied at school. Meanwhile, in Paris, a video of an Asian woman on a train surrounded by white people covering their faces in fear went viral.
14:12 [Democracy Now/YouTube] (E)
The Iowa caucuses take place today, kicking off the official start of the 2020 presidential election season. Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend making last-minute pitches to voters at rallies across Iowa. Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee is facing criticism for overhauling its rules, opening the door for billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running a self-funded campaign, to take part in the next debate. This comes as fear is growing among some Democrats that Bernie Sanders might win the nomination.
7:36 [The Millennium Report] (E)
Schiff’s Unprecedented Abuse of Power Proves the Ongoing NWO Conspiracy to Collapse the American Republic and Subjugate the U.S. Citizenry to the Globalist Cabal. Really, how does a thoroughly corrupt California Congressman rise to the level of House Intel Chairman, who then goes on a crime spree — IN BROAD DAYLIGHT — since the very day the Democrats took over the House, who then leads a transparently fraudulent Impeachment hoax that is on the verge of seeing a Senate trial?! There are several checks and balances in the American governmental process that were supposed to prevent this dangerous type of flagrant abuse and misuse of power.
10:06 [The Jimmy Dore Show/YouTube] (E)
Jimmy Dore and his guests break it down.
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