This is, unfortunately, no surprise at all. It happens every time that a key surveillance provision is set to sunset. Rather than have any real public debate about it, the “surveillance hawks” in Congress refuse to do anything until there are just weeks left until the provision would expire… and then try to ram through a renewal. And, indeed, that’s exactly what’s happening. While people who are concerned about these surveillance powers have been urging debate on possible reform for basically two years, Congress has mostly ignored all such requests. Instead, they pushed for a very weak “reform” bill… and then did nothing about it for months. And now, they apparently announced just last week a plan to vote on a toothless bill today. No debate, no notice, no discussion. As EFF notes, this bill is bad:
As we wrote, the bill, originally introduced by Chairman Devin Nunes before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, “allows warrantless search of American communications, expands how collected data can be used, and treats constitutional protections as voluntary.”
The bill would create an easy path for the NSA to restart an invasive type of surveillance (called “about” searches) that the agency voluntarily ended earlier this year because of criticisms from the FISA court. It would also give FBI agents the power to decide whether or not to seek a warrant to read American communications collected under Section 702.
Of course, it’s particularly ridiculous that it’s Nunes pushing for this broad renewal of Section 702. While he has a very long history of actively misleading the public about what the NSA can actually do, he was also the one who flipped out when he found out that Section 702 was used (legally under the law) to conduct surveillance that swept in the communications of General Mike Flynn’s calls with Russians. And yet, here he is, making sure that that power continues, without restrictions, suggesting that maybe (just maybe) his public wailing about the surveillance on Flynn was political theater, rather than legitimate concern….
When you consider that 9/11 was staged by elements within western intelligence, the demonic nature of this government becomes very clear.
The US has continued to torture detainees held at the controversial detention center in Cuba, said the UN’s expert on torture. He warned that enacting a policy of torture is among “the most serious international crimes.”
Nils Melzer, the UN special rapporteur on torture, on Wednesday urged the United States to end its torture of detainees held at the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
The prison was opened under former President George W. Bush in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks for the purpose of housing alleged terror suspects. Although former President Barack Obama attempted to close the facility, it remains open, in part as a policy directive from sitting president, Donald Trump.
“Mr. al-Baluchi has been held in isolation at a severely restricted-access facility at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade,” Melzer said. “In addition to the long-term effects of past torture, noise and vibrations are reportedly still being used against him, resulting in constant sleep deprivation and related physical and mental disorders, for which he allegedly does not receive adequate medical attention.”
Days before assuming office in January, Trump endorsed the use of torture against terror suspects, saying: “Absolutely I feel it works.”…
How is it possible for a public figure to make patently, provably false statements about such an important topic? Does he not have access to academic resources to discover the well known fact that torture produces false information? The only reason it’s still in use by those in the know is to terrorize innocent populations under tyrannical governments. Is that our present situation? Is this fascism without troops in the streets yet because the people are still asleep? Uh, yes. Mussolini said fascism is a merger of corporations and government. It fits.
9) The medical community’s “guidance” on breastfeeding is a scandal in itself. Even without the now abundant evidence of the immunological, nutritional, intellectual and psychological benefits of breastfeeding for the baby, and its psychological, hormonal and physiological benefits for post-partum mothers, common sense and human empathy would strongly argue against intervening in this intimate time of mother-child bonding. Yet generations of american children have been denied this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for normal health, growth and emotional well being on the basis of little more than uninformed medical hubris working in concert with a well-financed corporate marketing campaign. The social costs of this medically inspired mass emotional neglect are predictable.
This picture tells two stories: most obviously, about the often fatal consequences of bottle-feeding; more profoundly, about the age-old bias in favour of the male. The child with the bottle is a girl – she died the next day. Her twin brother was breastfed. This woman was told by her mother-in-law that she didn’t have enough milk for both her children, and so should breastfeed the boy. But almost certainly she could have fed both children herself, because the process of suckling induces the production of milk. However, even if she found that she could not produce sufficient milk – unlikely as that would be – a much better alternative to bottle-feeding would have been to find a wet-nurse. Ironically, this role has sometimes been taken by the grandmother. In most cultures, before the advent of bottle-feeding, wet-nursing was a common practice.
“Use my picture if it will help”, said the mother. “I don’t want other people to make the same mistake.”
Ordinary psychopaths are the front line of the satanic plague, wittingly or unwittingly. Nestle has been around long enough to have gotten infected, and their behavior wrt predatory infant formula marketing speaks volumes.
Other avenues of infection are provided via corporations’ stock ownership and banking transactions. The financial markets and banking are already wholly owned subsidiaries of the secret society mafia.
Satanic influences in food production do not bode well for the consumers of such food. Satanists typically use disaster capitalist investment strategies. Their wealth and broadly diverse holdings are deployed to harvest the consequences of the disasters that they bring about, in this case, the diseases caused by the toxic food they market to the unsuspecting peasants. Their pharmaceutical and other medical investments are lucrative tributaries to their revenue streams.
It’s getting hard to find safe prepackaged food:
It’s also getting harder to find safe produce:
Even without the overt satanism, people don’t even know what food is any more. Blue sugary nuggets are the same as blueberries etc. The world’s food is being poisoned by a deluge of toxic chemicals. Africa is a major chemical dumping ground. Apparently centuries of enslavement and genocide of black people isn’t quite enough for the owners of the world.