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By Mac Slavo


For many, the economic recovery being touted by the mainstream media has not yet affected them. About 25% of Americans say that a decade after the housing bust that caused the Great Recession, they are doing worse. Almost half of Americans are not doing any better at all too.


If you believe the mainstream media, the economy is robust and the unemployment rate is at a 49-year-low. But not all Americans have recovered from the Great Recession.  According to a new survey from Bankrate of about 3,000 Americans, 23% of people who were adults when the recession started in December 2007 say they are now financially worse off than they were before the recession hit. That percentage amounts to just under 50 million Americans. Another 25% say they are doing the “same.” In all, just over half believe their “overall finances” are better than before.


         



      

“Americans were and continue to be in a degree of denial of the financial crisis and Great Recession,” said Mark Hamrick, Bankrate’s senior economic analyst according to a report by Yahoo Finance. “One of the constant themes that presents itself in the data is that Americans are still digging out in many ways from that experience.”


“While some have managed to prosper in the decade since, there are still tens of millions who are struggling to even get back to where they were before the economy took a turn for the worse,” added Hamrick. Could that mean that the economy is not all that robust? We certainly think so. But speaking the truth is a revolutionary act in times of deceit.


When asked about their salaries, less than half of the respondents said their wages were better than before, while more than a third say that it is worse. But if you’re a millennial (29-38) you’re in luck: Only 16% of this demographic who were adults during the Great Recession say their pay is worse now. That’s compared to 26% of baby boomers (aged 55-73). “If you take this data at face value — where less than half of the adult population say that their pay is better — and most indicate it is not better, that tells you enough and raises enough of a question about the true improvement that Americans have experienced,” Hamrick said.


But some have been questioning this economy for a while now.  It is heavily manipulated by the Federal Reserve and the government is doing nothing to prevent the devaluation of the dollar or inflation. For this reason, we have taken to suggesting financial preparation as incredibly important to consider at this time.  Storing food and water will always be good ideas; however, we should take the time to get our finances straightened out as well. There are several ways to go about it, but an easy to follow plan is Dave Ramsey’s “baby steps.” He suggests paying down your debts and has often said he “hates debt more than anyone.”





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By Michael Snyder


Not since 2008 have we seen so much bad economic data come rolling in all at the same time.  Even without a war with Iran, which by the way is looking increasingly likely with each passing day, it definitely appears that the U.S. economy is steamrolling toward recession territory.  The employment numbers for last month were abysmal, global trade has collapsed to the lowest level that we have seen since the last recession, and manufacturing numbers just keep getting worse and worse.  In fact, the New York Fed’s Empire State manufacturing index just suffered the worst one month decline in history…



The New York Fed’s Empire State business conditions index took a sharp turn for the worse in June, falling into negative territory for the first time in more than two years.


The Empire State manufacturing index plummeted 26.4 points to negative 8.6 in June, the New York Fed said Monday. That’s a record decline. Economists had expected a reading of positive 10, according to a survey by Econoday.



         



      

Not even during the last recession did we witness a plunge of that magnitude.


And other measures of U.S. manufacturing activity are also “sinking steadily”…


And it’s not the only indicator showing a turn for the worse: Others, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey, have also been sinking steadily.


When you step back and look at the big picture, it becomes quite clear what is happening.


At this point, it is simply not possible for anyone to credibly claim that the U.S. economy is still in good shape.  All of the numbers are pointing in the same direction, and Morgan Stanley’s chief US equity strategist Michael Wilson made this point exceedingly well on Monday…



Decelerations and disappointments are mounting:



Cass Freight Index
Retailer earnings
Durable goods orders
Capital spending
PMIs
May payrolls
Semiconductor inventories
Oil demand
Restaurant performance indices…

and our own Morgan Stanley Business Conditions Index (MSBCI). Looking at the MSBCI in particular, the headline metric showed the biggest one-month drop in its history going back to 2002 and very close to its lowest absolute reading since December 2008.


This index has a tight relationship with ISM new orders and analyst earnings revisions breadth. Our analysis shows downside risk to ISM new orders (25% y/y), S&P earnings revisions breadth (6-13%) and the S&P 500 y/y (8%) if historical links hold.



For much more on the collapse of the MSBCI, please see my previous article entitled “Morgan Stanley’s Business Conditions Index Just Suffered The Biggest One Month Decline In History”.


Many analysts are pointing out that our economic problems really seemed to start accelerating once trade negotiations with China completely broke down, and this is true.


If the U.S. and China could find a way to reach a trade agreement, that would be a tremendous short-term boost to the economy at a time when we desperately need it.


But that isn’t going to happen unless President Trump completely caves in.  Because at this point the Chinese are extremely angry, and they are definitely in no mood to compromise.  In fact, one Chinese editorial that was recently published boldly declared that they are ready “to fight it out till the end”…







“China will not be afraid of any threats or pressure the United States is making that may escalate economic and trade frictions. China has no choice, nor escape route, and will just have to fight it out till the end,” the Qiushi commentary said. “No one, no force should underestimate and belittle the steel will of the Chinese people and its strength and tenacity to fight a war.”



When Americans are deeply suffering during the next recession, will they be willing to “fight it out till the end” like the Chinese are?


And if a trade war with China wasn’t enough, now we also have a trade war with India to deal with.  In fact, India just hit U.S. exports with a wave of very large tariffs…



India just increased tariffs on US exports, dealing another blow to fragile global trade.


The tariffs on several US products will go into effect on June 16, India’s Finance Ministry said in a statement Saturday. The goods targeted include American apples — which will be hit with a 70% tariff — as well as almonds, lentils and several chemical products.



Of course these tariffs were in retaliation for the tariffs that we hit India with after Trump kicked them out of a preferential trade program…


The two countries exchange goods and services worth about $142 billion a year, but the relationship has soured in recent weeks after the Trump administration ended India’s participation in a preferential trade program earlier this month. The program exempted Indian goods worth more than $6 billion from US import duties in 2018.


We were certainly heading for a recession even without these trade conflicts, but without a doubt they have made things substantially worse.




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And now is definitely not a good time for a recession, because much of the country is completely and utterly unprepared for any sort of an economic downturn.  The following comes from an opinion piece authored by William Spriggs…



One oft-cited statistic points to just how unstable the finances of most Americans are: nearly 40 percent of households could not withstand an unexpected expenditure of $400 — the cost of just one medical bill or car repair.


The most unnerving point to keep in mind is that we are even less prepared for a sudden slowing of the economy than we were before the Great Recession of 2008.



During the relatively stable economic times of the past few years, Americans should have been preparing instead of partying.


But instead, most Americans bought into the myth that our massively bloated debt-fueled standard of living could be perpetuated indefinitely.


So now a crisis is coming which many believe is going to be even worse than what we experienced in 2008, and most of us are going to be completely blindsided by it.


About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.


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By Daisy Luther


A very important skill for anyone who hopes to be in the know is the ability to put together seemingly unrelated stories for consideration.


Over the past few days, stories about grid incursions, Russians, cyber attacks, and technological failures seemed to be at the top of the headlines. A massive cyber attack could happen far more easily than most people realize.


The good folks over in Prep Club have been posting a lot of interesting links this weekend. Let’s take a peek at each one. All these stories can’t be linked…can they?


         



      

The US Is Hacking Russia’s Grid


On Saturday, the New York Times reported (rather irresponsibly in my opinion) that the United States is escalating their “digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin” according to nameless current and former government officials.


Of course, this kind of stuff has been going on for a while. A friend of mine with a military intel background said it’s similar to how we have nukes so that other people with nukes won’t nuke us.


But the NYT story goes far beyond the mutually assured destruction theory.



The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before. It is intended partly as a warning, and partly to be poised to conduct cyberstrikes if a major conflict broke out between Washington and Moscow…


…the action inside the Russian electric grid appears to have been conducted under little-noticed new legal authorities, slipped into the military authorization bill passed by Congress last summer. The measure approved the routine conduct of “clandestine military activity” in cyberspace, to “deter, safeguard or defend against attacks or malicious cyberactivities against the United States.”


Under the law, those actions can now be authorized by the defense secretary without special presidential approval.


“It has gotten far, far more aggressive over the past year,” one senior intelligence official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity but declining to discuss any specific classified programs. “We are doing things at a scale that we never contemplated a few years ago.” (source)



And, apparently, the NYT knows about this but President Trump doesn’t.



Two administration officials said they believed Mr. Trump had not been briefed in any detail about the steps to place “implants” — software code that can be used for surveillance or attack — inside the Russian grid.


Pentagon and intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern over his reaction — and the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017when he mentioned a sensitive operation in Syria to the Russian foreign minister. (source)



So, to sum it up, anonymous sources say the US is about ready to take down Russia’s infrastructure without the knowledge of the president, because he might tell someone; so, instead, the New York Times just published the super-duper-secret plan.


President Trump responded via Twitter:




And the NYT responded:




But there’s other stuff to contemplate from just this weekend.


Russia is upping their game against us.


After the irresponsible reporting by the NYT, Russia has responded with their own anonymous sources.



Russia has uncovered and thwarted attempts by the United States to carry out cyber attacks on the control systems of Russian infrastructure, Russian news agencies cited an unnamed security source as saying on Monday.


The disclosure was made on Russia’s state-run RIA and TASS news agencies days after the New York Times cited unnamed government sources as saying that the United States had inserted potentially disruptive computer code into Russia’s power grid as part of a more aggressive deployment of its cyber tools. (source)



Isn’t it funny how the NYT has accused Trump and a whole bunch of other people of helping out the Russians but they just tipped off the Russians to an American operation if any of this stuff is true? And I say “any” because who can really take the word of a bunch of anonymous sources. My neighbor’s 94-year-old father could be an anonymous source. Some dude on 4Chan could be an anonymous source. Anonymous sources are not credible in the first place, and certainly not credible enough to kick off a freaking cyberwar with Russia.


Either way, the Kremlin is ticked. TASS, the Russian News Agency, reports:



Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov believes that the United States’ cyberwar against Russia is a hypothetical possibility. He made the statement to the media in response to claims by The New York Times that US secret services over the past year were increasingly active in their attempts to cripple computer malware inside Russia’s power grid.


According to the Kremlin spokesman, Russia has repeatedly said “that the vital areas of our economy are under continuous attacks from abroad.” “We regret to say that,” Peskov said, adding that the relevant Russian agencies continued to counter those attacks in order to prevent damage to the country’s economy.






Peskov also pointed out that “it was President Putin who has on numerous occasions sought to initiate international cooperation to counter any sort of cyber crime.” “Unfortunately, our American partners never responded to our initiatives,” he noted. (source)



Arstechnica reported:


While it remains unclear precisely how the new, more aggressive digital incursions into Russia’s power grid are manifesting themselves, Saturday’s report has clearly gotten the attention of Russian foreign policy commentators. “This is a direct challenge that Moscow cannot leave unanswered,” Ruslan Pukhov, an arms expert and head of the Center for Strategies and Technologies, told the Russian business daily Kommersant.(source)


To paraphrase Forrest Gump, “And just like that, the New York Times started a cyberwar.”


Our own power grid is being probed by hackers.


Arstechnica reported that the very same hackers who caused issues in the gas and oil industry with Triconex malware are poking around in our power grid.



“In a new troubling escalation, hackers behind at least two potentially fatal intrusions on industrial facilities have expanded their activities to probing dozens of power grids in the US and elsewhere, researchers with security firm Dragos reported Friday.


The group, now dubbed Xenotime by Dragos, quickly gained international attention in 2017 when researchers from Dragos and the Mandiant division of security firm FireEye independently reported Xenotime had recently triggered a dangerous operational outage at a critical-infrastructure site in the Middle East. Researchers from Dragos have labeled the group the world’s most dangerous cyber threat ever since…


…Now, Dragos is reporting that Xenotime has been performing network scans and reconnaissance on multiple components across the electric grids in the US and in other regions. Sergio Caltagirone, senior VP of threat intelligence at Dragos, told Ars his firm has detected dozens of utilities—about 20 of them located in the US—that have been subjected to Xenotime probes since late 2018. While the activities indicate only an initial exploration and there’s no evidence the utilities have been compromised, he said the expansion was nonetheless concerning.


“The threat has proliferated and is now targeting the US and Asia Pacific electric utilities, which means that we are no longer safe thinking that the threat to our electric utilities is understood or stable,” he said in an interview. “This is the first signal that threats are proliferating across sectors, which means that now we can’t be certain that a threat to one sector will stay in that sector and won’t cross over.” (source)



Nobody knows who is behind Xenotime. although some suspect New Russia Iran.


Oh, and South America had a massive blackout


Millions of South Americans in Argentina, Uraguay, and Paraguay were in the dark for hours this past weekend. Although officials don’t currently have proof of cyber-malfeasance, they’re not ruling it out.



“At this moment we cannot rule out any possibility….as anything can happen as per the current cyber landscape”, said Gustavo Lopetegui, Energy Secretary of Argentina.


“Millions of people were left in darkness and still some regions were reigning under the incident pressure,” says Mauricio Macri, President, Argentina. (source)



So what exactly happened?



The problem in the energy network left Argentina cut off from power at 7:06 a.m. local time (10:06 UTC) Sunday in what Argentine energy company Edesur attributed to “a massive failure in the electrical interconnection system.”


Argentine President Mauricio Macri said on Twitter the outage was “unprecedented.” (source)





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NPR reported on the outage.



In Buenos Aires, the Constitucion railway station was empty, with trains halted, according to Bloomberg.


Traffic lights failed across the city, and some shopkeepers ran generators to keep the lights on. Water supplies were disrupted, as were mobile phone and internet services.


The Argentinian news site Infobae reported that the power cut stopped trains and subway service; however, two airports in Buenos Aires continued to run on generators.


Uruguay’s state energy department wrote that “a flaw in the Argentine network” left Uruguay without light, according to Infobae.


The power outage fell on a day of provincial elections in some of Argentina’s provinces. (source)



There have been a lot of significant cyber attacks since 2006.


The Center for Strategic and International Studies has documented a lot of significant cyber attacks in the past 13 years. This chart sums it up with cyber attacks that cost the victim a million dollars or more.



This is just a summary but you can go here to see CSIS’s full list of cyber attacks.


The prospect of a massive cyber attack seems a lot more likely.


We know that the American infrastructure has not really been hardened against…well…much of anything. It seems like it’s only a matter of time. One computer expert showed the DHS how easy it was to get inside the grid and there’s evidence our grid has been hacked before. It was just recently that a hack disrupted grid operations on an unprecedented level.


Can you imagine the chaos if we had a widespread grid failure in the United States? Heck, look at the upheaval caused by Target’s registers being offline for two hours this weekend. (I’m looking at YOU, Russia.)


It would only take a few days of no power, no Internet, no cell phones, no stores, no hospitals, and no gasoline to completely change the world we live in.


Getting prepped for a cyber attack should be pretty high on your list of priorities if it’s not already.


Hat tip to Prep Club for the kick a$$ research this weekend!



Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and runs a small digital publishing company.  She lives in the mountains of Virginia with her family. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


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By MassPrivateI


Earlier this year, I warned people that the city of San Diego had been turned into a massive Chinese-Style public surveillance network, complete with facial recognition, spying streetlights, license plate readers and a police-run public watchlisting network.


But what I failed to mention is who is really behind it.


A disturbing news release from the City of San Diego, revealed that the U.S. military is actually helping transform San Diego into a Chinese-Style Smart City.


         



      

The City of San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on “Smart City” technologies such as unmanned aircraft systems, spying smart streetlights and the city’s’ “Get It Done” app.


This disturbing partnership is actually referred to as the Marine Corps Installation Command or MCIC not an MOU.


Why does the U.S. military wants to turn the entire city of San Diego into an enormous surveillance city?  Because they have two installations within the city’s boundary: the Marine Corps Air Station and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.


According to NBC 7, the Marine Corps is very proud of turning San Diego into a spying smart city.


“We’re proud of supporting the community because we are the community,” added General Coglianese. “We’re a part of San Diego.”


Marine Corps Agreement With San Diego Smart City



Closeup of spying smart streetlights (approx 1:15)


When our military starts claiming they are part of the community and they have our best interests at heart, everyone should shudder.


The U.S. military has a long and checkered history of ignoring the public and doing whatever it wants, as The Atlantic warned,


“My concern is this growing disconnect between the American people and our military,” retired Admiral Mike Mullen said.


According to the MCIC, the Marine Corps plan for “supporting the community” is to work with law enforcement and corporations to help develop and produce surveillance drones and spying streelights.


The Marine Corps also plans to conduct monthly conference calls with city officials (law enforcement) to address issues and action plans regarding “protection/security, mobility and public works.”


Two years ago, when I warned everyone that the CIA and Homeland Security were working together to create smart cities, most people did not want to believe it.


But not even the most skeptical observer could ignore what is staring them in the face.


The U.S. military, the CIA and Homeland Security are all working together, perfecting their brand of smart city surveillance on Americans.


The Chinese military openly works with smart city development, collaborating on new ways to spy on their citizens. So how is that any different than what is happening in America?


You can read more at the MassPrivateI blog, where this article first appeared.


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By B.N. Frank


Activist Post reported about this last month too.  Many media sources did and continue to do so.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blows off everybody’s concerns about 5G– even security experts who say


5G is not just for refrigerators,” Spalding said. “It’s farm implements, it’s airplanes, it’s all kinds of different things that can actually kill people or that allow someone to reach into the network and direct those things to do what they want them to do. It’s a completely different threat that we’ve never experienced before.


Killing people is not what the FCC is supposed to do. They are not a health, environmental, or weather-forecasting agency.  However, they are supposed to protect the public by regulating the Telecom Industry.


         



      

Now back to the FCC blowing off meteorologists, NASA, NOAA and Navy:



WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission defended the use of spectrum for 5G wireless services while a key senator called for a hearing on potential interference such services could have with space-based weather observations.


At a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee June 12, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai dismissed claims that 5G services operating at the 24 gigahertz band could interfere with weather observations and thus degrade the accuracy of forecasts, saying studies that made those claims were flawed.


“Over the last two and a half years we have patiently waited for a validated study to suggest that our proposed limit is inappropriate. We’ve never gotten such a validated study,” he said on one of several occasions during the two-and-a-half-hour hearing when the subject came up.


He said the commission did receive a study that made such claims. Once the FCC’s staff obtained the source code for the modeling that estimated the potential interference, “the assumptions that clearly underlaid were so flawed as to make the study, in our view at least, meaningless.”


Pai’s comments were the latest salvo that has pitted the FCC against the Department of Commerce and NASA regarding use of the 24 gigahertz band for 5G services. Commerce, which is the parent department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA have argued that allowing use of that band for 5G services could create interference with satellite observations of water vapor used in weather forecasting.


Asked about potential interference at the hearing by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), former chairman of the committee, Pai referred to “one of our federal partners” who offered that study but only in the last month provided the source code. “In our view, the assumptions that undergird that study are fundamentally flawed,” he said. That included not taking into account that 5G services will use beam-forming technologies rather than wider broadcasts to limit potential interference.






“We believe, ultimately, that we can have the best of both worlds. We can allocate the 24 gigahertz band for 5G and we can protect those very important passive weather sensors and other functionalities that other agencies and other parts of the government work on,” he said.



Best of both worlds?  The Telecom Industry won’t even say that 5G is biologically or environmentally safe.



Now back to the weather…



Earlier in the hearing, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the committee, brought up the interference issue. “Peer-reviewed science research has concluded that, without key vapor data that could vanish due to actions on where spectrum has been allocated, this could impact our weather forecasting,” she said in her opening remarks.




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Cantwell also discussed the potential 24 gigahertz interference issue during a May 14 hearing of the committee’s space subcommittee, asking NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Kevin O’Connell, director of the Office of Space Commerce, about interference. Bridenstine and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had previously warned about interference in a letter to the FCC in February.


Maybe certain FCC employees are willing to die to win the “Race for 5G” but an increasing number of Americans are not.


Activist Post regularly reports about 5G issues, warnings, and opposition as well as FCC lunacy (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Please see our archives.


For more information, visit the following websites:



Wireless Information Network
Americans for Responsible Technology
5GCrisis
5GExposed
5G Information
Center For Safer Wireless
Center For Electrosmog Prevention
Environmental Health Trust
In Power Movement
Last Tree Laws
My Street, My Choice
Our Town Our Choice
Parents for Safe Technology
Physicians for Safe Technology
SaferEMR
Scientists for Wired Tech
TelecomPowerGrab.com
Whatis5G.Info
Zero5G

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By Brandon Turbeville


Long after the initial alleged “chemical weapons attack” in Douma, Syria that resulted in one of the Trump administration’s more notorious examples of “show bombing,” more and more evidence continues to pile up that the attacks themselves never actually happened.


Years after the alternative media thoroughly debunked the claims made by the NATO alliance and its assorted propaganda arms masquerading as a mainstream press, a leaked report from the OPCW itself has revealed that the flimsy  “evidence” backing up the NATO claims may very well have been completely staged as well.


         



      

The previously unpublished report by the OPCW entitled, “Engineering Assessment of Two Cylinders Observed at the Douma Incident – Executive Summary” (PDF),” stated,


Experts were consulted to assess the appearance of the crater observed at Location 2, particularly the underside. The expert view was that it was more consistent with that expected as a result of blast/energetics (for example from a HE mortar or rocket artillery round) rather than a result of impact from the falling object. This was also borne out by the observation of deformed rebar splayed out at the underside of the crater, which was not explained by the apparent non-penetration and minimal damage of the cylinder. The likelihood of the crater having been created by a mortar/artillery round or similar, was also supported by the presence of more than one crater of very similar appearance in concrete slabs on top of nearby buildings, by an (unusually elevated, but possible) fragmentation pattern on upper walls, by the indications of concrete spalling under the crater, and (whist it was observed that a fire had been created in the corner of the room ) black scorching on the crater underside and ceiling.


The engineering aspect of the report elaborated further by stating,


In summary, observation at the scene of the two locations, together with subsequent analysis, suggest that there is a higher probability that both cylinders were manually placed at those two locations rather than being delivered from aircraft.


In other words, the unpublished report focusing on the two cylinders photographed in the Douma incident, the OPCW confirms what many journalists already reported at the time; namely that the cylinders and their placement are not consistent with being the result of a mortar, artillery, helicopter, or plane. Instead, their placement is consistent with someone having manually placed them in a position for maximum propaganda effect.


Indeed, in March of this year, Iain Davis of 21st Century Wire examined the report in detail and analyzed its most important aspects in his article, “OPCW Douma Report Indicates US, UK, France Attacked Syria on False WMD Pretext.” I highly encourage you to click on the link above and take a look at Davis’ article.


I also highly encourage accessing my previous articles on the Douma attacks which can be found below.


As Tony Cartalucci writes in his article “Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based On False Flag,” in a section “Why Douma Still Matters,”



Washington’s propensity toward staging provocations as a pretext toward wider war is not confined to Douma, Syria alone. The lead up to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq was predicated entirely on a deliberate lie built atop fabricated evidence.






And the US still seeks to provoke war in Ukraine, in Venezuela, against Iran, and likely again in Syria itself as government forces begin to retake Idlib.


Understanding how US-backed militants staged the Douma attack in 2018, how the Western media lied to the global public in the aftermath to sell subsequent Western military intervention, and how investigators exposed evidence revealing the attack as a false flag operation – will all aid in blunting the political impact of future false flag provocations.



Further recommended reading:


BBC Producer Admits Douma “Chemical Attack” Was “Staged;” Confirms Independent Media Reporting


After US, UK, France Bomb Syria – OPCW Report Contradicts Claims Of ‘Irrefutable Proof’ Of Chemical Weapons


The Truth About The Syria Chemical Attacks – No Evidence of Assad Chem Weapons, Western False Flag Seems Likely




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By Dave Kranzler


“Shanghai Gold will change the current gold market with its ‘consumed in the East but priced in the West’ arrangement. When China has the right to speak in the international gold market, the true price of gold will be revealed.” – Xu Luode, Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange, 15 May 2014


The price of gold has jumped 5.8% in a little over 3 weeks. This is a big move in a short period of time for any asset. Two factors fueled the move. The first is the expectation that Central Banks globally will revert back to money printing and negative interest rate policies to address a collapsing global economy. The second factor, more technical in nature, pushing gold higher is hedge funds chasing the upward price-momentum in the Comex and LBMA paper gold markets.


The gold price was smashed in the paper gold market on Friday right as the stock market opened. 9,816 Comex paper gold contracts representing nearly 1 million ozs of gold were thrown onto the Comex in a five minute period. This is more than 3 times the amount of gold designated in Comex warehouses as available for delivery and 28% more than the total amount of gold held in Comex vaults per Friday’s Comex warehouse report.


         



      

Judging from the latest Commitment of Traders Report, which shows the Comex bank net short position growing rapidly, there’s no question that Friday’s activity was an act of price control. Furthermore, it’s common for the price of gold to be heavily managed on summer Fridays after the physical gold buyers in the eastern hemisphere have retired for the weekend. The motivation this Friday is the fact that the gold price had popped over $1350 on Thursday night. For now $1350 has been the price at which price containment activities are readily implemented.


The price of gold is most heavily controlled just before, during and after the FOMC meeting. The next meeting begins tomorrow and culminates with the FOMC policy statement to be released just after 2 p.m. EST. The event has become the caricature of a society that takes official policy implementation seriously. This includes the journalistic and analytic transmission of the event, which is literally a Barnum and Bailey production.




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It seems the number one policy goal of the Fed and the Trump Administration is to keep the stock market from collapsing. But the Fed has very few rate cut “bullets” in its chamber to help accomplish this policy directive. Moreover, a study completed by the Center for Financial Research and Analysis showed that the S&P 500 Index fell 12.4% in the first six months after cuts started in 2007. The drop broke a post-World War II record decline of 9.5% set in 2001, when the Fed’s previous series of rate reductions got under way. Declines in the S&P 500 also followed moves toward lower rates that began in 1960, 1968 and 1981.


This suggests to me that the Fed will have to start printing more money. The only question  is with regard to the timing.  Judging from the steady stream of negative economic reports – a record drop in the NY Fed’s regional economic activity index released today, for instance – it’s quite possible the printing press will be fired up before year-end.



The rapid price rise in gold from $700 to $1900 between late 2008 and September 2011 was powered by global Central Bank money printing and big bank bailouts. We know money printing is on the horizon. But so are bank bailouts – again. The curious and highly opaque announcement that Deutsche Bank was going to create a “bad bank” for its distressed assets, which are losing half a billion dollars annually, suggests that the German Government and/or ECB is prepared to monetize DB’s bad assets while enabling the bank’s basic banking and money management business survive on its own.


This is just the beginning of what will eventually turn out to be a period of epic money printing and systemic bailouts by Central Banks in conjunction with their sovereign lap-dogs. Only this time the scale of the operation will dwarf the monetization program that began in 2008. The price of gold more than doubled with ease the first time around. In my mind there’s no question that the $1350 official price-cap will fail. At that point its anyone’s guess how high the price will move in U.S. dollars. But the price of gold is already breaking out in several currencies other than the dollar.




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By Catherine J. Frompovich


The “Hammer,” created in the 2000s during the Bush Administration, was flipped into an offensive weapon by the Obama Administration to be run for domestic surveillance, etc.  It was supposed to be used for foreign surveillance ONLY, but the Obama Administration applied it to USA domestic society!


Nothing short of unbelievable, which the mainstream, lamestream media apparently colluded not to report to the public, is discussed by none other than Dr. Dave Janda of Operation Freedom.


“They needed to change the narrative!”


         



      

Alexandra Bruce, publisher at Forbidden Knowledge TV, in her narrative about the video below, says,



This is a full-blown psychological war that is hurting people and it’s especially perverse that it is being wielded by those who lord Political Correctness over everyone, by those who de-monetize, de-platform and de-bank creators who sincerely do stand for truth and justice.


It’s a symptom of something even bigger. One of my favorite writers, James Howard Kunstler calls the current descent of liberalism into a maw of delusion and bad faith “Wokesterism…the widespread dishonest, despotic, and sadistic behavior syndrome that has roiled college campuses all over the country, and infected every corner of national life, including the giant social media companies, the corporate HR departments, the entire Democratic Party, virtually all show business, and the US Military. Wokesterism employs the same tactics used by Mao Zedong’s Red Guard during China’s ‘cultural revolution’ of the 1960s — an epic fiasco of mass coercion in which millions of innocent people were imprisoned, tortured, and executed to consolidate the ageing and ailing Mao’s power and purge all dissenters. Even the Chinese communist party got sick of it and quashed the hysteria after Mao’s death.”


[….]


But don’t be fooled by the woke theatrics. It’s all a big distraction from the largest political crime in US history and Dr Dave Janda is back on the SGT Report with the latest juicy, behind-the-scenes details.



These platforms were created because they don’t leave “footprints.” Whoa!


The video below probably is one of the most important “tools” tracking, plus exposing the illegality that was implemented under the Obama Administration: Obama, Brennan and Clapper.  They used it as their privatized system to blackmail and leverage people, which denied Fourth Amendment rights!


That’s criminal activity, which covered for Hillary’s humiliating loss and others’ illegal criminal activities.


Every American’s freedom and security now are in harm’s way!






We no longer are guaranteed freedom, but live in a surveillance state, similar to China.


What’s going on behind the scenes?  How come two State Senators were murdered?  What did they know, and report, that apparently got them “offed”?


It’s time to demand a stop to all the collusion between the Deep State and ALL their collusionary partners.


What does the Deep State fear the most?


“The number of Deep State players that are trying to save themselves at the expense of other Deep State players is significant.”  “Rats turning on rats.”  … Dr. Dave Janda


What the Deep State Fears the Most
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Can readers understand and believe what you just heard?


Aren’t the U.S. multimedia operatives more than partly to blame for the collusion and FAKE NEWS?


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice, plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer health ​issues researcher ​and holistic health advocate since the late 1970s; she continues researching and writing in retirement. Her career in holistic healthcare began in the early 1970s when she had to save, and restructure, her life resulting from having “fallen through the allopathic medical paradigm cracks.”


Catherine has written numerous books. The following can be purchased on Amazon books:


Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities (2016)Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines (2013) A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments (2012)Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


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By Eoin Higgins


The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.


So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip.


Ecuadorian defense minister Oswaldo Jarrín announced President Lenín Moreno’s administration’s decision to allow the Pentagon to expand an existing airfield on San Cristobal Island for U.S. spy planes targeting drug traffickers in comments to Telesur on June 12. The airport is at the southwest end of the island in the city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.


         



      

According to The Independent, “a U.S. air force Boeing 707 plane carrying radar surveillance and a Lockheed P-3 Orion plane will patrol the Pacific Ocean, using the Galapagos as a launching off point.”


The Ecuadorian National Assembly isn’t sold on the proposal. In a vote on June 13, El Universo reported, 106 of the assembly’s 137 members cleared the way for calling on Jarrín and environmental minister Marcelo Mata to appear before the chamber’s Commission of Sovereignty and International Relations.


Carlos Viteri, an assembly member from the southern region of Sarayacu, Pastaza, and a member of the Revolución Ciudadana party, said that allowing the U.S. to operate off of the airstrip was “vassalage.”


“What is being proposed by the government through the Ministry of Defense is unacceptable,” Viteri told El Universo, “and the fact that it intends to cede an inch of Ecuadorian territory should be prohibited.”


In his remarks, Jarrín said that the Galapagos Islands are a “natural aircraft carrier because it ensures permanence, replenishment, interception facilities, and is 1,000 kilometers from our coasts.”


That aircraft carrier could have an extended landing strip built on it to accommodate U.S. planes. Jarrín said that the Pentagon would pay for any needed “readjustments” to the airfield, raising concerns that Galapagos will be used as a permanent base for the U.S. military—a violation of Ecuador’s constitution, which says in Article Five that “the establishment of foreign military bases or foreign installations for military purposes will not be allowed. In addition, it is prohibited to cede national military bases to foreign armed or security forces.”




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“A base means permanence, there will be no permanence,” said Jarrín.


That line of reasoning was dismissed by journalist Ben Norton, who called the decision “another sign of Ecuadorian President Moreno’s total capitulation to neocolonialism.”


Moreno, a right-wing politician, won election in 2017 on a center-left platform but quickly shifted gears away from his predecessor Rafael Correa’s policies—including allowing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to claim asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London—and to the right.


In a tweet, Correa weighed in on the controversy, calling Jarrín a man with a “vassal soul.”


“Galapagos is NOT an ‘aircraft carrier’ for gringo use,” tweeted Correa. “It is an Ecuadorian province, patrimony of the humanity, patriotic ground.”




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In a tweet, University of London professor Laleh Khalili tweaked a Joni Mitchell lyric to describe the decision.


“They paved paradise and put up a landing strip,” said Khalili.



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By Jason Ditz


(ANTIWAR.COM) — According to reports out of the Sunday Times, Britain is set to deploy approximately 100 Royal Marines to the Gulf of Oman in the days to come, with an eye toward protecting British warships in the area.


Officials cited “concern” about mounting tensions with Iran, and noted that Iran had summoned the British Ambassador to protest Britain blaming them for last week’s tanker attacks.


         



      

Yet this deployment is, if officials are to be believed, unrelated to those attacks. Rather, they say the deployments had been planned for several weeks, as part of the general escalation toward Iran, and just happen to coincide with the tanker attacks.


Iran has denied attacking the tankers, though both the US and Britain have declared Iran the guilty party. So far, there has been no sign of any incidents in the region threatening anyone’s warships, and with the ongoing US escalation, there are a lot more warships in the region than there normally are.


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By Michael Snyder


The amount of corn produced in the United States this year is going to be way below expectations.  The Department of Agriculture just slashed its harvest estimates quite dramatically in its June report, but some farmers in the Midwest believe that those reduced projections are still way too optimistic.


As I have previously detailed, millions upon millions of acres will go unplanted this year, but that is only part of the story.  Much of the corn that has actually been planted is coming up very slowly due to the exceedingly poor conditions, and corn farmers all over the Midwest are reporting that their plants look absolutely terrible.  If we get picture perfect weather between now and harvest time, this will simply be a terrible year.  But if severe heat and/or an early frost hits the Midwest, this could very easily be the worst year that we have ever seen for corn farmers in the United States.


The other day, Illinois farmer James McCune gathered a large number of his fellow corn farmers for a “Prevent Plant Party”, and the mainstream media showed up to cover it.  The following is from CNBC’s coverage of the event…



James McCune, a farmer from Mineral, Illinois, was unable to plant 85% of his intended corn acres and wanted to commiserate with his fellow farmers by hosting the “Prevent Plant Party” at The Happy Spot. He invited them to swap stories while tucking in to fried chicken and a keg of beer in Deer Grove, a village of about 50 people located 120 miles west of Chicago.


“Everybody’s so down in the dumps,” McCune said.



         



      

In addition, McCune told Fox Business that this year is “a disaster like I’ve never seen before”, and he said that some of his neighbors got even less corn planted than he did…



“It’s a disaster like I’ve never seen before,” McCune told FOX Business. “My neighbors didn’t get 90 percent of their corn planted.”


After non-stop rain plagued the region this spring – when corn farmers typically get seed in the ground – most have decided time is now too short and are choosing not to plant.



As bad as things are in Illinois right now, the truth is that some neighboring states are in even worse shape.


According to the latest Department of Agriculture report, 73 percent of the cornfields in Illinois have been planted, but in Indiana that figure is sitting at just 67 percent and in Ohio only 50 percent of the fields have been planted.


50 percent.


That is an unmitigated disaster, because the time for planting corn has now passed.


Needless to say, the farmers that were not able to plant crops have been absolutely flooding their insurance companies with claims.  Just check out this quote…


“We get pockets of claims every year,” said Luke Sandrock of the Cornerstone Agency insurance company. “We have 1-2 percent of our clients (who typically file). This year, it’s over 90 percent, and so we’ve just never dealt with it on this size of a scale before.”


But it is imperative to remember that even if farmers were able to get their fields planted, that does not mean that everything is going to be okay.


In fact, corn farmers all over the Midwest are deeply distressed by what is emerging from the ground.  In his entire farming career, James McCune has never seen anything like this…



A smartphone could fit in the space between James McCune’s index finger and thumb as the Illinois farmer describes the height of crops stunted by incessant rain and unseasonably cool weather.


“Corn’s not supposed to be this tall” in mid-June, McCune, who can trace his family’s farm roots as far back as 1857, said. “It’s supposed to be this tall,” as he gestures just below his waist.



And farmer Rob Sharkey used the word “ugly” to describe the condition of the corn on his farm…


“We planted some stuff that was not pretty,” said corn farmer Rob Sharkey. “But I didn’t have a choice. We did not get conditions that were right for planting, so we went when we could. It’s ugly.”


We’ll see what happens, but right now we are facing an unprecedented nightmare in the heartland of America.






It is exceedingly difficult to grow corn in soil that is absolutely saturated with water.  Some farmers are saying that it is literally going to take “years” to recover from this disaster, and many will never be able to go back to farming again because they have been financially ruined.


Of course there are many farmers that are doing their very best to soldier on, but it is tough.  Illinois farmer Mike Thacker was able to get 60 percent of his fields planted, but at this point he is not happy with a single field…



Mike Thacker, a farmer in Walnut, Illinois, planted about 1,600 acres of corn, or 60% of what he planned. He is reluctant to plant more because yields typically decline the later a crop is planted.


Thacker said corn that has started emerging from the ground is shorter than normal. He was not happy with even one field.


“It makes you feel terrible,” Thacker said at the party.



But like I said earlier, if the weather is ideal between now and harvest time, 2019 will just be a terrible year.


However, a major heat wave this summer would be absolutely catastrophic, and if there is an early frost it “will turn this world upside down”…



Farmers think more cuts are likely as the late-planted crop could face damage from hot summer weather and an autumn frost.


“An early frost will turn this world upside down,” Rock Katschnig, a farmer from Prophetstown, Illinois, said at the party.



So much of the corn that has been planted is way, way behind schedule, and so many Midwest farmers will push things for as long as possible when we get to harvest time.




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But an early snap of cold weather could ruin those plans.


In any event, in the short-term U.S. consumers are going to be facing significantly higher prices at the grocery store.  Beyond that, we could potentially be facing the sorts of scenarios that most people don’t like to think about.


For the moment, more rain continues to hammer the middle of the country.  In fact, there was more flash flooding in the Midwest on Saturday…


The combination of two different frontal boundaries caused severe weather and flash flooding in parts of the Plains and Midwest on Saturday. There were over 130 reports of severe weather, including 17 reported tornadoes and numerous reports of straight-line winds of 70 to 80 mph across parts of Texas and Oklahoma.


Sadly, even more “heavy rain” is on the way, and some areas could see over 4 inches of precipitation early in the week…


Heavy rain is expected through Tuesday from Texas to Pennsylvania, with locally over 4 inches of rain expected and flash flooding in spots — especially parts of hard-hit Oklahoma and Arkansas.


I have been repeatedly writing about this crisis for the last couple of months, and now the mainstream media is finally starting to grasp the true gravity of this disaster.


In all of U.S. history we have never witnessed anything like this ever before.  We have seen endless rain and catastrophic flooding month after month so far in 2019, and the middle of the country is still getting pummeled at this moment.


Nobody knows exactly what the weather will look like during the critical summer months, but I have a feeling that the end result of this crisis will be far worse than any of the “experts” were anticipating.



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By Oiwan Lam


Despite Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s promise to suspend the legislation of the extradition (amendment) bill on June 15 after a series of clashes between riot police and protesters, nearly two million local residents continued to rally on the streets on Sunday June 16. They demanded Lam’s resignation, a complete withdrawal of the extradition bill, and the renunciation of the labeling of the June 12 protests as a “riot”.


The Hong Kong police’s crackdown on protesting crowds with tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets and bean bags on June 12 has left the society in a state of shock. Many question why the police authorities did not attempt to separate the few aggressive protesters from the peaceful ones, and why they fired rubber bullets and bean bags into the crowd without notice.


         



      

“Motherly” remarks


Ignited by Carrie Lam’s labeling of the June 12 clashes as a “riot” and her maternalistic comparison of the protesters to “spoiled kids”, thousands of Hong Kong mothers gathered at the Chater Garden park on the night of June 13 and slammed Lam’s cold-blooded support of the police’s violent crackdown. The mothers declared that their sons and daughters were no rioters, expressing their concern that if they did not speak out and act, their kids might be shot by police in future protests.


Many parents also joined the June 16 rally with their kids to express their support of young people. They displayed banners with slogans such as “Kids are not rioters”, “Students are not rioting”, “No shooting our kids”, and “Carrie Lam is not our mother”.



Parents rallied with their kids on Sunday June 16. The placard in Chinese reads: “Don’t attack journalists.” Photo from inmediahk.net. Used with permission.



“We are not rioters”


Other protesters carried satirical signs that mimicked police warning banners to protest the police force’s abuse of power:



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By Catherine J. Frompovich


It never fails to ‘impress’ me how academia, business and industry go out of their ways to hype innovation in science, products and/or services, so consumers can’t resist them, then rush to purchase and use them when made available for sale.


However, there’s another ‘thing’ that really impresses me the wrong way and that is when corporations go ‘hell bent’ to prove their products are safe in varied ways, except two which, of course, are the most important of all, in my opinion as a retired healthcare professional:



1 – There are NO adverse health effects to humans, pets and wildlife.


[We know that microwave RFs produce non-ionizing radiation adverse health effects, which no vested-interest corporate entity apparently wants to investigate, other than independent scientists and academics, who are finding a ‘boat load’ of issues or problems.


Strange as it may seem, Dr. Henry Lai, University of Washington, did research on “Radiofrequency: Does Funding Matter” and found the following data:


Non-industry studies: 70% harmful effects; 30% no effects


Industry studies: 32% harmful effects; 68% no effects]


         



      

2 – There are/were NO ecological or environmental impact studies done, which should be required before the hyper-rush of the 5G experiment involving all life forms is implemented.


[Previous generations of microwave energy bandwidths up to 4G did not have such studies performed —BIG mistake—so 5G automatically now is considered to be a “shoo in.”  Where are the Monarch butterflies?  What’s happening to birds and bees losing their ‘navigation’ capabilities?]



“Not so fast,” is the resounding global chorus from concerned individuals, especially those who are electromagnetic hypersensitive [EHS].  Want to know what EHS is, or more about it?  Please read this link written by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, MD.


Dr. Magda Havas, PhD, an environmental toxicologist at Trent University, Canada, made a presentation at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which you can experience by watching the video below.


Magda Havas Talks at NIEHS May 9, 2016 on Electrosmog & EHS
15:23 minutes


https://youtu.be/fqMCjEs9oxE?t=21


The EHS population and demographics increase daily as humans realize their health has taken a downward spiral since they were forced to take AMI Smart Utility Meters in addition to using cell phones and other microwave tech products.  Dr. Havas claims about 3% of humans have severe EHS symptoms, and 35% of the population has mild to moderate symptoms, i.e., anywhere from 9 to a 100 million people!  And governments aren’t concerned!  How about the New World Order governance?




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Ah!  That’s their ultimate goal for total control!


How come Lloyds of London won’t insure anything to do with EMFs?


Dr. Havas, at the end of her NIEHS talk, plays a voice over song about men carrying live cell phones in their pants pockets and their “Johnsons,” a ditty you won’t want to miss.


So who are we to believe about Gigahertz (GHz) frequencies at which Wi-Fi operates propaganda?  What will happen when 5G produces faster, more powerful Wi-Fi; ‘smart’ homes and ‘smarter’ everything else but dumbed-down humans; and the coveted of all high tech ‘productions’, the Internet of Things?


One university in the Netherlands believes it can produce, and will have, answers to all concerns consumers have.  It’s the University of Groningen.  Below is the video produced, and what I interpret as a grandiose sales pitch for 5G.


The north of the Netherlands is the ideal testing ground for 5G applications
3:10 minutes


https://youtu.be/WNYwf8_6eGY?t=48




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What do you think?


Resource:


Electro-Magnetic Fields From Mobile Phones: Recent Developmentshttps://www.smombiegate.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/smombie-gate-EMF-Final-November-2010.pdf


Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice, plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer health ​issues researcher ​and holistic health advocate since the late 1970s; she continues researching and writing in retirement. Her career in holistic healthcare began in the early 1970s when she had to save, and restructure, her life resulting from having “fallen through the allopathic medical paradigm cracks.”


Catherine has written numerous books. The following can be purchased on Amazon books:


Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities (2016)Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines (2013) A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments (2012)Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


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By B.N. Frank


Since IBS affects 6-18% of people worldwide, it’s likely that you know at least one person who has it.  According to WebMD it affects between 25-45 million Americans – most of whom are women who acquire the condition in their late teens and early 40s.


The Mayo Clinic reports “The precise cause of IBS isn’t known” but that it may be triggered by food, stress, and hormones.  Anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are also associated with it too.


Could where people carry their cell phones play a role?  Whenever it’s carried in someone’s purse, bag or inside pants’ pockets, it’s pretty darn close to everything digestive.  Those phones emit harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) whether people feel them pulsing or not.


         



      

Of course everything wireless emits it.  Laptops and wearables emit it.  So do ear buds, some hearing aids and even new high-tech diapers. Exposure to EMR can lead to Microwave Sickness and symptoms include digestive problems, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, neurological problems, anxiety, stress, appetite loss, and much more. 


According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, exposure to increasing levels of Electromagnetic Fields in 1st world countries may lead to health issues in 30% of population.  In 2010, other health experts basically said the same thing.  Children seem to be more affected by exposure than adults.  Of course, pets are affected too.


I have a friend in his early 50s who has IBS and wishes he didn’t.  It seemed to hit him in his mid-30s.  He eats well and exercises daily.  His IBS only flares up when he’s stressed out.  He’s also had a cell phone for approximately 20 years which he’s mostly carried in his pants’ pockets.  This may not have caused his IBS but it probably hasn’t helped it.






For more information, visit the following websites:



Center For Safer Wireless
Clear Light Ventures
ElectromagneticHealth
EMF Safety Network
Environmental Health Trust
Generation Zapped
National Association for Children and Safe Technology
Parents for Safe Technology
Physicians for Safe Technology
SaferEMR
SafeTechForSchools
Wireless Information Network

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By Chris Calton


In March 1919, the Communist Party headed by Vladimir Lenin stated in its newly drafted program that among the party objectives was the complete abolition of money. The State Bank of Russia would be “abolished and turned into the central bookkeeping office of the Communist society.”1 In theory, the ruling party could have simply decreed money out of existence, but this would fail to eliminate the circulation of currency throughout a vast country that the Bolsheviks did not fully control in 1919.


Instead, their strategy was to resort to the printing press. The banks were among the first institutions the Bolsheviks seized, and control over the money supply allowed them to pay salaries to the recently formed secret police and Red Army that were used to consolidate Bolshevik control following the 1917 revolution. But the rapid printing of money was also part of a deliberate strategy to usher in the inevitable moneyless economy of communism.


         



      

The strategy worked, but it did not bring about the outcome that Marxist theory predicted. By the time the Party adopted its program calling for the abolition of money in 1919, the Bolshevik regime was already adding between two and three billion rubles to the circulating money supply every month. But this was far too modest. In May, the regime authorized the State Bank (renamed the “People’s Bank”) to issue as much new currency as it saw fit. When the Bolsheviks took power, there were less than 20 billion rubles in circulation. By the end of 1919, the money supply had grown to 225 billion rubles, and by the middle of 1921, it reached a whopping 2.3 trillion.2 The following year, the money supply was counted in quadrillions.3


As the country sank into famine, the emission of “colored paper” stood as the only growing industry in the economy. The only limitation to the regime’s ability to print even faster was the need for ink and paper. The gold they seized from bank vaults was useful for the purchase of printing supplies from foreign economies. The presses ran nonstop, and by the end of the 1919, the mint employed nearly 14,000 workers.


Two years after the first Party platform was drafted, the attendees at the Party Congress were ecstatic about their success in inflating the currency out of existence. Evgenii Preobrazhenskii, a leading Bolshevik economic planner, noted that the French revolutionaries had only depreciated their currency to 1/500th of its original value, whereas the ruble had been reduced to 1/20,000th of its 1917 value. “This means that we have overtaken the French Revolution 40 to 1,” he bragged.4 The goal of inflation was the abolition of money, and the ruling elite was proud of their success. The peasantry, struggling to survive, resorted to using salt and bread as media of exchange.


Shockingly, the destruction of money failed to bring about the rational economic order that the communists believed to be inevitable. Instead of orderly production, the result was mass starvation and peasant uprisings. The Bolsheviks, with their unflinching faith in Marx’s predictions, had to contend with this mystery before they lost their tenuous control of the Russian economy.


While Russia was inflating its economy to literal death, many Western intellectuals viewed the failing Soviet experiment through rose-colored glasses. This is the backdrop in which Ludwig von Mises wrote his groundbreaking essay  “Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth,”  with  Socialism   —his second major work—following shortly thereafter. For Mises, the chaos of Russia’s economy was no mystery: market prices formed through the voluntary exchange of private property were necessary for the rational allocation of resources.


At least one leading Bolshevik begrudgingly acknowledged Mises’s great insights as a basis for the modest market reforms known as the New Economic Policy. In 1925, Nikolai Bukharin wrote:


Although bourgeois critics of the policy of the proletarian dictatorship in Russia have offered mainly nonsense and foolishness, some of their comments were not so stupid and contained a relative truth. One of the most learned critics of communism, the Austrian Professor Mises, presented the following propositions in a book on socialism written in 1921-22. . . . So long as the communists attempted to arrange production by commands, with a stick, their policy would lead, and already was leading, to an inevitable collapse.5




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It is hardly high praise to say that Mises’s critiques of socialism “were not so stupid,” but for a Bolshevik ideologue, it was a profound concession. Although Bukharin was unwilling to denounce socialism, he recognized that market reforms—albeit modest ones—were necessary to prevent the collapse of the nascent Soviet state. These reforms included the reintroduction of functional money


At the end of 1922, the Party turned to a “bourgeois” banker, Nicholas Kutler—an advocate of liberal reforms prior to the 1917 revolution—to solve their fiscal crisis. Kutler’s solution was the return to a gold-based currency. The new banknotes, known as chervonets, were backed by gold bullion and foreign reserves. Over the next two years, Russian currency was stabilized as the worthless rubles were replaced by gold-backed bank notes. Lenin, embarrassed by the socialist backpedaling, insisted that the measure was only temporary, and as soon as communism became global, money would disappear (successfully, this time) and gold would only be used for the construction of toilets.


It is important not to overstate the reforms of the New Economic Policy. Although the currency reforms and opening of markets prevented the complete implosion of the Russian economy, the Party continued to control the majority of the country’s industry. The result of the modest economic liberalization was a concomitantly modest recovery, coupled with an increase in political terror to reinforce Party rule. The Bolsheviks loosened their grip on the economy just enough to let the people breathe for a brief period. Instead of learning the lessons of their original failures and the subsequent gains achieved by mild reforms, the Party—under the leadership of Joseph Stalin—turned back to uncompromising economic controls by the end of the decade. The result would be the most severe economic calamity the world had yet experienced.


The lessons from the Bolshevik policy of inflation are still relevant today. The arguments in favor of inflationary policy may no longer be justified by Marxist theory and the pursuit of a moneyless economy, but the consequences of inflation operate irrespective of the theorist’s intentions. As the inflationary doctrine of Modern Monetary Theory  grows increasingly popular, Bolshevik history should not be forgotten. Regardless of the policy’s purpose, inflation serves only to distort economic signals and, ultimately, destroy the currency and whatever economy the currency is attached to.




1. Quoted in Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution (New York: Vintage Books, 1991), 685.

2. Pipes, 686.

3. Richard Pipes, Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993), 393.

4. Quoted in Pipes, The Russian Revolution, 687.

5. Nikolai Bukharin, “Concerning the New Economic Policy and Our Tasks,” 1925.




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Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.


See also his YouTube channel here.


This article was sourced from Mises.org


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