RT – The largest ethnic group in South Africa, Zulu, has spoken out against the expropriation of land without compensation in the country. Zulu is ready to cooperate with the country’s white farmers, known as Afrikaners or Boers.
Lawandcrime.com One of the central figures of a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that remains under scrutiny to this day is back in the news again. Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Trump Campaign officials in 2016 after an apparent offer of “dirt” on Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were all at the meeting. The latest news isn’t directly about Veselnitskaya, however.
The Russian official believed to have been directing Veselnitskaya has turned up dead.
One of the central figures of a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that remains under scrutiny to this day is back in the news again. Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Trump Campaign officials in 2016 after an apparent offer of “dirt” on Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort were all at the meeting. The latest news isn’t directly about Veselnitskaya, however.
The Russian official believed to have been directing Veselnitskaya has turned up dead.
According to the Daily Beast, Russian Deputy Attorney General Saak Albertovich Karapetyan died in a helicopter crash “during an unauthorized flight” on Wednesday. The helicopter went down in a forest; he was 58. It’s been reported that Karapetyan plotted to recruit law enforcement from another country to act as a double-agent for Moscow.
Adding to the mystery is that the pilot of that helicopter, Stanislav Mikhnov, 54, reportedly decided to fly in “adverse conditions” without approval. The Prosecutor General’s spokesman Alexander Kurennoy disputed that the flight was unauthorized when commenting to the press.
TORONTO – In a prestigious medical journal, doctors from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children have laid out policies and procedures for administering medically assisted death to children, including scenarios where the parents would not be informed until after the child dies. The article appears just three months before the Canadian Council of Academies is due to report to Parliament on the medical consensus about extending voluntary euthanasia in circumstances currently forbidden by law. The Canadian Council of Academies is specifically looking at extending so-called assisted dying to patients under 18, psychiatric patients and patients who have expressed a preference for euthanasia before they were rendered incapable by Alzheimer’s or some other disease.
The Sept. 21 paper written by Sick Kids doctors, administrators and ethicists was published in the British Medical Journal’s J Med Ethics and backed by the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics.
In a flowchart that outlines how a medically induced death would occur at Sick Kids, authors Carey DeMichelis, Randi Zlotnik Shaul and Adam Rapoport do not mention conversation with family or parents about how the child dies until after the death occurs in the “reflection period.”
Patient confidentiality governs the decision about whether or not to include parents in a decision about an assisted death, the authors said. If capable minors under the age of 18 stipulate they don’t want their parents involved, doctors and nurses must respect the patients’ wishes.
Activist Post – The notion that all people deserve equal rights under their governments is evolving into all people must be forced to be equal. In the name of forcing this equality—which is a dangerously slippery slope—some are going to extremes.
Boys and girls are different. One is not supreme to the other, but on a biological scale, they are not equal. To deny the basic differences like hormone production and the fact that females can get pregnant is to deny nature itself. However, this hasn’t stopped people from trying to wipe out these biological differences with controversial programs.
Preschoolers in Iceland are being taught to rid themselves of gender stereotypes by being forced to participate—in gender stereotypes.
Elementary school boys are taught to massage each other with lotion to learn how to have “gentle hands”, and are also taught to play while looking after babies with gender-neutral rag dolls.
While boys participate in female stereotypes, girls participate in boy ones. In the schools that practice what is known as the Hjalli teaching model, girls are taught to scream, be rowdy and climb trees. If a young girl breaks down and tries to cry—this is discouraged as their emotions make them weak according to the teachers.
Al Jazeera – At least eight killed, including candidate for parliamentary elections, after explosion struck a rally in Lashkar Gah.
BBC – Pope Francis is not the first pope to be invited to North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit the country, South Korea’s presidential office has announced.
The invitation to visit Pyongyang will be delivered by South Korean president Moon Jae-in who will be in the Vatican next week as part of a trip to Europe.
No pope has ever visited North Korea, though the late Pope John Paul II was once invited.
North Korea and the Vatican have no formal diplomatic relations.
“During the meeting with Pope Francis, [Mr Moon] will relay the message from chairman Kim Jong-un that he would ardently welcome the Pope if he visits [the North Korean capital] Pyongyang,” Mr Moon’s spokesman, Kim Eui-kyeom, told reporters.
The invitation is the latest reconciliatory gesture from North Korea.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
RT – Journalists and pundits have reacted with shock to the unexpected resignation of US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley — and speculation abounds as to the reason for the abrupt departure.
US President Donald Trump accepted Haley’s resignation as UN ambassador during an oval office meeting on Tuesday morning, with Haley having reportedly discussed stepping down with Trump last week.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will exit her post “at the end of the year.”
“She’s done an incredible job. She’s a fantastic person, very importantly. She also is somebody who gets it. She has been at the United Nations from the beginning and worked with us on the campaign,” President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “It’s been a long time, very intense. She told me probably six months ago, maybe at the end of the year, I want to take a little time off.”
Haley said she has no plans to run for president in 2020 and will campaign in support of Trump’s re-election bid. “No, I am not running for 2020. I can promise you what I’ll be doing is campaigning for this one,” Haley told reporters as she pointed to President Trump. “I look forward to supporting the president in the next election.”
Breitbart – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revealed Monday evening that it had registered 1,500 non-eligible people, including non-U.S. citizens, to vote between April and September, despite assuring the public for years it had safeguards to prevent that from happening.
The error is the latest scandal for the DMV, which had to admit a month ago that it made 23,000 over voter registration errors.
Star Tribune – The FBI in Minneapolis confirmed it is aware of tweet, which has since been deleted.
A Rosemount special education teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a tweet Saturday that appeared to call for the killing of new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The teacher, listed as an instructor at the Intermediate School District 917’s Alliance Education Center, has since deleted her Twitter account but her tweet was captured and shared by scores of users who said they reported it to the FBI and U.S. Secret Service.
A spokesman for the FBI in Minneapolis said Monday that the bureau was aware of the tweet, which read: “So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”
The Star Tribune is not naming the teacher because she has not been charged with a crime. In a statement on the district’s website Monday morning, ISD 917 Superintendent Mark Zuzek confirmed the district received a complaint about an employee over the weekend and placed the employee on paid administrative leave “pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Rolling Stone – The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in “psychological operations” to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.
The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as “information operations” at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.
“My job in psy-ops is to play with people’s heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave,” says Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes, the leader of the IO unit, who received an official reprimand after bucking orders. “I’m prohibited from doing that to our own people. When you ask me to try to use these skills on senators and congressman, you’re crossing a line.”
The list of targeted visitors was long, according to interviews with members of the IO team and internal documents obtained by Rolling Stone. Those singled out in the campaign included senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin; Rep. Steve Israel of the House Appropriations Committee; Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Czech ambassador to Afghanistan; the German interior minister, and a host of influential think-tank analysts.
The incident offers an indication of just how desperate the U.S. command in Afghanistan is to spin American civilian leaders into supporting an increasingly unpopular war. According to the Defense Department’s own definition, psy-ops – the use of propaganda and psychological tactics to influence emotions and behaviors – are supposed to be used exclusively on “hostile foreign groups.” Federal law forbids the military from practicing psy-ops on Americans, and each defense authorization bill comes with a “propaganda rider” that also prohibits such manipulation. “Everyone in the psy-ops, intel, and IO community knows you’re not supposed to target Americans,” says a veteran member of another psy-ops team who has run operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “It’s what you learn on day one.”
Fox – This is a rush transcript from “The Five,” October 8, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Hi, I’m Greg Gutfeld with Dagen McDowell, Juan Williams, Jesse Watters, and she does step aerobics on a Lego, Dana Perino — “The Five.”
So, who are the liberals blaming the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation on? The Electoral College. Yes, it’s just not fair and it’s so old. Those stupid Founders just aren’t as smart as Rob Reiner. Plus, how is it that states each have two senators? New York and California should have 25 each and you guys at home, zilch. Failing that, there’s always impeachment.
Economy & Business
Marketwatch – President Donald Trump’s plans to allow the sale of a higher concentration of ethanol in gasoline throughout the year would appease U.S. corn farmers who have been stung by low corn prices as a result of the U.S.-China trade dispute and likely even lead to lower prices at the pump.
Some refiners and older car engines, however, may pay the price.
Trump is expected to announce a directive later Tuesday that would allow the year-round sale of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol, also know as E15. That would include the use of the blend even during the summer driving season. Its use in the summer months is currently banned as it can produce more smog.
Infowars – Americans continue to pile up debt, adding to numbers that were already at record levels.
US consumer debt increased by $20.1 billion in August, pushing total consumer credit to a record $3.94 trillion, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve. That comes to a 6.2% annual growth rate.
These figures include credit card debt, student loans and auto loans, but do not factor in mortgage debt.
Energy & Environment
Dane Wigington – Record wildfires continue to sweep the globe, incinerating what yet remains of Earth’s formerly vast thriving forests. Why? Politically appointed officials like Ryan Zinke (the Trump administration’s Secretary of the Interior) tells us that the catastrophic wildfires are being caused from a lack of so called “forest management” (logging). But does such a narrative hold up to front-line facts? Or does this official explanation actually serve to cover the tracks of the climate engineering operations (the actual core causal factor for the exponential wildfire increase)? This same false narrative also helps to facilitate the unbridled corporate plunder of remaining forest resources. This 15 minute video below provides a shocking glimpse into what so called “managed” forests look like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLwfFtDFZDpwuQIlidS0dc30xM4y_91nTR&v=jlhPa1Y9J7w
Our government is nothing less than a criminal cabal that exists to serve the military industrial complex and corporate interests. The relentless looting, pillaging, and plundering of Earth’s remaining forests is a case in point, populations must be fully awakened to this reality. It is imperative for each and every one of us to understand that without trees, we will perish. All of us are needed in the critical battle to sound the alarm. Share credible data from a credible source, make your voice heard.
Newsmax – An estimated 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 110 mph and a potential storm surge of 12 feet.
Beach dwellers rushed to board up their homes and sandbag their properties against the fast-moving hurricane, which was expected to blow ashore around midday Wednesday.
The speed of the storm — Michael was moving north 12 mph (19 kph) — gave many people a dwindling number of hours to prepare or flee before being caught up in damaging wind and rain.
“Guess what? That’s today,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. “If they tell you to leave, you have to leave.”
By 11 a.m., Michael had winds of 110 mph (175 kph), just below a major Category 3 hurricane, and was getting stronger, drawing energy from Gulf waters in the mid-80s.
Science & Technology
JERUSALEM POST— The earliest written inscription of the word Jerusalem written in Hebrew on a 2,000 year old column drum was unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
The limestone column drum that dates back to the Second Temple period, was discovered 10 months ago on an excavation site near the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.
The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village near the entrance of the Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.
Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will be in space for test flights ‘in weeks not months’ British billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson believes Virgin Galactic is “more than tantalizingly close” to its first trip to space.
“We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years,” the Virgin founder and CEO told CNBC’s Nancy’s Hungerford in Singapore Tuesday.
“We will be in space with people not too long after that so we have got a very, very exciting couple of months ahead,” he added.
Scientific American – There’s something mysterious coming up from the frozen ground in Antarctica, and it could break physics as we know it.
Physicists don’t know what it is exactly. But they do know it’s some sort of cosmic ray—a high-energy particle that’s blasted its way through space, into the Earth, and back out again. But the particles physicists know about—the collection of particles that make up what scientists call the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics—shouldn’t be able to do that. Sure, there are low-energy neutrinos that can pierce through miles upon miles of rock unaffected. But high-energy neutrinos, as well as other high-energy particles, have “large cross-sections.” That means that they’ll almost always crash into something soon after zipping into the Earth and never make it out the other side.
And yet, since March 2016, researchers have been puzzling over two events in Antarctica where cosmic rays did burst out from the Earth, and were detected by NASA’s Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA)—a balloon-borne antenna drifting over the southern continent
ANITA is designed to hunt cosmic rays from outer space, so the high-energy neutrino community was buzzing with excitement when the instrument detected particles that seemed to be blasting up from Earth instead of zooming down from space. Because cosmic rays shouldn’t do that, scientists began to wonder whether these mysterious beams are made of particles never seen before.
Secret and Silent Frequency Wars: Right now there are ongoing very sophisticated Frequency Wars that you are not allowed to know about.
Veterans Today – It all started with Nikola Tesla and his miraculous discoveries and inventions. We now have AC electrical current in our homes instead of the inefficient DC because of Tesla’s genius.
When Tesla was murdered and his papers were seized by the FBI Tesla’s discoveries on the power of frequencies and zero point energy were quickly buried. Some of his most important discoveries regarding Zero Point energy (aka Cosmic electromagnetic wind) and scalar frequency weapons were seized and kept secret.
it appears that the new EMF technologies were first developed as weapons of war against foreign enemies and then were also deployed as a collective effort to protect Planet Earth. It also appears that these EMF “silent weapons”, have become far too tempting for existing governments for use as a sophisticated measure to control their own masses, and thus they are now doing so in secret.
Much of this current deployment against We The People by the Secret Shadow Government has been rationalized by labeling these EMF weapon systems as “non lethal”.
The bottom line is that apparently the USG (and perhaps many other major governments around the world, or a secret coalition of the largest ones together collectively) have now decided to turn these EMF weapons against their own people in order to control the subconscious mass mind through mass deployment of remote EMF inductive entrainment of brain waves. It is now believed by some scientists that all the Chemtrails sprayed are part of a sophisticated “Space Fence” ionized radar system and also a state-of-the-art defensive system against ICBM, aircraft and UFOs as well as a means to deliver electronic mind-kontrol against the masses to entrain their brains and control them.
According to Robert Duncan, Ph.D. who was a scientist working for the CIA at one time, the technology necessary to “hack the human brain” has already been developed and deployed and is being misused to torture millions.
The USG has a long history of the deployment of secret EMF deployed as a mind-control agent dating back to at least 1992. The Cell phone system was planned as a sophisticated mind-control weapon of war long before it was deployed all over the USA and the world.
There are very good insider reports that many unfortunate EMF victims who are tortured by targeted EMF, some also gang-stalked and seriously harassed by the FBI too (just like the old Cointelpro days), and all this has been done to Whistle-blowers and dissidents and well as many innocent folks used as mere experimental controls. Obviously the deployment of these EMF weapons against such folks is evil beyond words and must be stopped. Before it can be stopped the public must become aware of the many dangers of misused EMF.
Health Impact News – The legality of CBD (cannabidiol) oil has been a subject of confusion and misinformation. Simply put, CBD oil from industrial hemp is perfectly legal in all 50 states as long as it is sold as a supplement. In other words, it cannot claim to cure or remedy any ailment.
The information on what CBD oil can do is spreading through many internet articles and sites that are easily accessible to the public. This can be a boon for many who suffer from various forms of anxiety but reside in states that do not permit medical marijuana use.
A 2011 Brazilian human study demonstrated efficacy without side effects for anxiety using CBD only. Prior to the human study, an animal (mouse) study demonstrate the same results.
Anxiety is an umbrella term that covers several variations of nervous system disorders involving situations that trigger often overwhelming fear, panic attacks, dread, depression. PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) that many military veterans suffer from.
A large segment of our society, over 25 percent, suffers from mild to debilitating aspects of anxiety. CBD’s legality and access would be of great value to them as well as the almost 8 million PTSD sufferers.
ANH USA – Help us ensure the supplement form remains available. Action Alert!
Earlier this year, we told you about an FDA back-channel that allows drug companies to turn supplements into drugs—and remove the supplement versions from the market. This has happened to a popular and medically important version of vitamin B6 (pyridoxamine), and with the FDA’s approval of a new drug to treat sickle cell anemia, the same could happen to L-glutamine. Unless we close a back-channel at the FDA, more and more supplements will be turned into expensive drugs, and consumers won’t be able to manage their health cheaply and naturally with the supplement versions.
Last year, the FDA announced the approval of Endari, a drug for sickle cell disease. Endari is an oral powder comprised of L-glutamine, an important amino acid currently available as a supplement. The drug company, Emmaus Medical, Inc., filed an investigational new drug (IND) application—demonstrating their investigation of L-glutamine as a drug—on May 15, 1997. This is important because there is no new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification for L-glutamine. (Think of an NDI notification as a “new supplement” notification; by law an NDI notification must be filed on supplements that came to market after 1994.)
Enter the FDA back-channel. If a drug company begins investigating a nutrient for use in a drug before a supplement company files an NDI notification on that nutrient, the company can ask the FDA to have supplement version removed from the market, leaving consumers with no other option than the drug. Currently, a 120-pill bottle of L-glutamine can be purchased for less than $10; a year’s worth of Endari will reportedly cost consumers more than $40,000.
Newsmax – If you’re gluten-sensitive, watch out: One-third of the “gluten-free” foods sold in U.S. restaurants actually contain trace levels of the substance, new research suggests.
The finding will be of particular concern to the 1 percent of Americans with the autoimmune disorder known as celiac disease. For them, even a minuscule amount of gluten — a protein in wheat and other grains — can damage the intestinal lining.
“As awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet have increased in recent years, restaurants have sought to offer selections that are compatible with these restrictions,” said study author Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl. “But some establishments do a better job than others at preventing cross-contamination.”
And some gluten-free foods were riskier than others. For example, more than half of all purportedly gluten-free pastas and pizzas had gluten, according to the study.
“The fact that gluten was so often found in pizza suggests that sharing an oven with gluten-containing pizza is a prime setting for cross-contamination,” explained Lebwohl, of Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center. “Gluten-free pasta can be contaminated if prepared in a pot of water that was used to prepare gluten-containing pasta.”
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates packaged foods with gluten-free labeling, there’s no federal oversight of gluten-free claims in restaurants, said Lebwohl.