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US Assassination Team uses drone to smuggle missile past Baghdad Airport Security

COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS take great care to exclude weapons and explosives from their passengers' bags and accessories. Why bother when authoritarians can bypass security regulations and restricted airspace with armed drones? US officials brag that they killed the world's Number One Bad Guy, an Iranian major general named Qassem Soleimani, who they claim was responsible for American casualties. Naturally the precision airstrike killed Soleimani's entourage as well, including Brigadier General Hussein Jafari Nia, Major-General Hadi Taremi, Colonel of the Guards Shahroud Mozaffari Nia, Captain Waheed Zamanian, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy-commander of the Iraq's People’s Mobilization Forces, and Mohammad al-Shibani, Muhandis’s son-in-law. No word yet on what their crimes are alleged to have been, had charges been brought and the group been summoned to a court of law, as would be done in any self respecting international law abiding society. Anyhow NBD, the U.S. of Assholes has traded its nocturn Seal Team raid Death Squads for MQ-9 Reaper drones guided by War Room extrajudicial assassins. And Yanks no longer shy away from Death's Head nomenclature. We've gone from Predator drones to Reaper. Ha ha "Grim Reaper" get it? America Fuck Yeah! No, you dumbfuck blimpnecks, that drone is actually a sower. Of a grim harvest.

Texas church gunman kills two gunmen before being killed by next gunman

A gunman goes into a church --have you heard this one? Essentially the latest headline goes: Texas church gunman kills two armed churchgoers before being killed by yet another. That's a lot of Texas church gunmen. Apparently when the shooting stopped even more worshipers pulled out their guns. Let’s see, the lesson about needing a gun to defend oneself doesn’t add up so well in this example. In Texas totting a gun to church means you have a one in three chance of surviving an attack by a fellow gun believer. Sunday's two victims were armed after all and it didn't save them. And if we think about this charitably, as we ought to because the first gunman, the troubled one, was a churchgoer himself, having a gun didn't save him either, the actual odds become one survivor out of every four church gunmen. God rest everybody's piece. So the lesson here is, don't go to church! And especially not if you are packing. If a fellow troubled soul doesn't shoot you, security will.

Joe Biden admits he’s Republican

JOE BIDEN thinks he can sway voters by saying he’d consider a Republican as his vice-presidential pick. Then he explained about choosing a running mate: “Whomever I would pick, were I fortunate enough to be your nominee, I'd pick someone who was simpatico with me, who knew... what my priorities were and knew what I wanted to do. We could disagree on tactic, but strategically we'd have to be on the exact same page.”   How’s that for truth in advertising? Biden thinks he might be on the exact same page as what's supposed to be the other party. HA.

Corporate News Streetwalker Didn’t See That Coming

Local news reporter Alex Bozarjian felt “violated, objectified, and embarrassed” when a passing marathon runner grabbed her butt on live TV. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of that! Corporate media INDULGES in disrespect and objectification, shouldn't their representatives be braced for the consequence? Was it a sexual assault? The grinning runner did that FOR THE CAMERA! A slap aimed to denigrate and disrespect should greet every mainstream news hack who presumes their victimized public cannot strike back. Bozarjian's station says "No woman should have to endure that abuse simply doing her job." Doing THAT job --how about ALL of them? Male AND female! Whether fool or knave, unknowing or mendacious, media whores deserve a slap whenever they surface in public. Though that slap would probably be more effective delivered in the face. Bozarjian got off easy.

Wife of US spy Jonathan Sacoolas on the lam after world record hit and run

The US Air Force flew one of its intelligence workers’ wives out of the UK after she committed vehicular homicide, then claimed diplomatic immunity. The British press reports that the whereabouts of Anne Sacoolas are being concealed from journalists and investigators. The US media is conspiring to keep all personal details being made public. Freedom the the Press does not protect your freedom to know. Anne Sacoolas, 42, wife of US "diplomat" Jonathan Sacoolas (reportedly an intelligence officer with the NSA), fled the UK after killing Harry Dunn, 19, when her Volvo collided with his motorbike while she was driving on wrong side of road. Sacoolas had just exited the RAF Croughton base in Northamptonshire, which is leased to the US and called the Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre (JIAC). Sacoolas’ eldest of three children was in the car at the time of the accident. Usually diplomatic immunity only covers diplomats in London, but a special deal signed as early at 1994 includes this particular base. US media is reporting the story, without mentioning her name, or that her "diplomatic immunity" is a cover for intelligence work. Curious things, these media moratoriums.

Fuck rights or liberation, with BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee says BLUE LIVES MATTER!

Spike Lee's history lesson represents the worst of exploitative falsifications. There was NO student girlfriend. No CC Black Student Union contact. There was NO BOMB whatsoever. And Detective Ron Stallworth's white partner was NOT Jewish. And guess what: His phone calls with David Duke are uncorroborated. So that leaves what truth exactly? Stallworth's pretend surrogate made at most 2-3 undercover contacts with clan members, tops. Im guessing because many local cops were in the Klan. And if his partner was indeed asked to lead the chapter, it was likely BECAUSE he was a fellow cop. The film pretends that the Colorado Springs police were against racists, and harbored only one bad apple. Fat chance. Conveniently for Stallworth's narrative, the CSPD chief shut down the investigation and ordered all evidence destroyed. Stallworth did receive a Klan membership card in the mail. Stallworth WAS on the security detail for the David Duke visit. Stallworth says the snapshot scene happened, but he LOST the Polaroid! Actually, most of Stallworths own claims cannot be verified. Two NORAD clansmen WERE identified, but merely transferred to Alaska. Meanwhile, as a black plainclothes detective in Colorado Springs, Stallworth went undercover in groups PROTESTING the clan. Of course. Ron Stallworth spent his career infiltrating black communities and gangs, in Colorado and Utah. In my experience as an activist, the cops often use black undercovers because victims cant out them without being seen as racist. I can also attest to the racism in today's CSPD. The Klan's most recent incarnation, known as THE MINUTEMEN, only a few years ago, did their recruiting from A CSPD POLICE SUBSTATION. The Minutemen want enthousiasts who can patrol the southern border to shoot Mexicans. Only whites with gun permits need apply. So-said the sergeant making the pitch. Basically Spike Lee glamorized cops without regard to violating the public right of assembly. Lee broadly chose to blame Trump for a resurgence of racist violence, without pondering the question his own film raises about police infiltration and police instigation of violence. Id say Spike Lee made a BLUE LIVES MATTER joint, at the expense of Black lives, rights, and liberation.

Colorado Springs police win round one against socialists, convince local jury that free speech obstructs order.

CONVICTED! The March 26, 2017 arrests of socialist marchers finally came to trial last Friday. We were all found GUILTY! OF MARCHING! YES! Because thats a crime in Colorado Springs. It's disguised as a misdemeanor offense called Obstruction. On the other hand, all four defendants were acquitted of the more serious charge of Failure to Desist or Disperse, of which we were equally culpable, if you consider the police dispersal order lawful. While a complete not-guilty verdict would have been more comforting, and of course just, the silver lining is that we can now appeal this decision to a higher court. Appeal Next time round, the judges prejudice, the prosecution's dishonesty, the police misconduct, and the impropriety of applying an obstruction ordinance to curb protest, can be reviewed by adjudicators with more authority, whose decision can set legal precedence. Though appealing to higher wisdom in Trump's America has become a crapshoot. The kangaroo aspect of municipal courts does get tiresome. Our railroading was well oiled so our court scheduled only one day of trial. Six to ten officer testimonies, plus ours, plus the various surveillance and body-cam videos, seemed sure to expend more than a day. We played along, hoping to spare the charade no more time than it deserved. We were also confident a jury could not fail to see through the preponderance of bullshit. Ours seemed a sympathetic jury with smiles and eye contact. They rolled their eyes at the police overreach. We sympathized with their having to upend their schedules to listen to the bullshit and so we wanted to hurry it along for their sake. We abbreviated our testimonies and our cross-examinations of the idiotic cops to spare the jury excess misery. At the same time we feared a contempt charge from the judge if our testimonies strayed into subjects the judge had forbidden us to mention to the jury. Like the Outrageous Governmental Misconduct. Censored topics The verdict should not have been a surprise. Earlier in the week the judge forbid defense attorneys from instructing the jury about the First Amendment. And so Fridays jury had only to decide, were they out on the street or not? None of us disputed being in the street, which the prosecutors defined as obstructing traffic, therefore we were found guilty. Judge Kristen Hoffeckers rationale for eliminating the standard First Amendment jury instruction, and prohibiting defense lawyers uttering the phrase First Amendment Rights was because prosecutors argued the charge of obstruction had nothing to do with free speech. But what charge does? If a law overtly infringes on free speech, it would be held unconstitutional. As a result, police and city prosecutors use tangential offenses to criminalize protesting. Obstruction is a local favorite. If police officers don't understand the First Amendment enough not to violate it, and city lawyers don't respect it enough to persist with prosecutions, and judges don't know enough to throw out abusive charges, are we really to expect common citizens sitting in the jury box to know where they're supposed to

Hamilton the Musical lionizes the real Benedict Arnold of the Am. Revolution

OUR GUILDED AGE OF GREED AND NARCISSISM is naturally going to recast Alexander Hamilton in a heroic light. Though he adorns the ten dollar bill, Hamilton was neither a president nor a founding father. The first secretary of the treasury was rather the nation's founding banker. Not a Mr. Drysdale safe deposit banker, its loan officer. Hamilton believed the nation's currency should belong to a private bank and be loaned to the public, at interest, compounded so the debt could never be paid off. Every schoolchild knows Jefferson hated Hamilton but the reason was always obfuscated by federalist triviality. In fact Jefferson believed the fruit of a nation's productivity was supposed to be distributed to the people. Hamilton insisted it go to a bank which need share only the crumbs. Hamilton the Rat Bastard betrayed America's founding fathers who sought to escape the Bank of England's talons. Its loans were not only usurious, the bank's discretion to expand or restrict credit enabled it to create financial crashes so as to seize the public assets proferred as collateral. Though the original colonies had benefited by printing their own currency in the past, Hamilton convinced George Washington that instead of the nation printing its own currency, a bank should do it, so the 100% profit of printing money could be spread among private shareholders, not the American public or their legislature. Any schoolchild could grasp the unfairness of the contract which Hamilton imposed on what would have been a prosperous people. The national debt is still binding today. Its abolition and everyone's emancipation could be just one big school walkout away. Hence the constant indoctrination. That's what makes Hamilton: an American Musical all the more pernicious. Because it's aimed at children. Its theme of How History Will Remember You is an ode to infantile angst, while obviously innoculating their childish allegiance to mature scrutiny. Hamilton is High School Musical league, with the pretense of being historical. Parents are agog because they think there's substance behind the interracial rap voguing and vapid graphic novel dialog. It's the same excitement parents showed for Harry Potter Middle Earthian dreck because at least the kids are reading. Before the revolution the American colonies prospered with their own currency. Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson visited England and saw the poverty and squalor where they expected to see the shared bounty of the world's most powerful empire. The "Bank of England" was sucking England's economy dry and soon a law was passed to mandate that the colonies subjugate themselves to the same perpetual loans. That's what prompted the American War of Independence. The Tea Tax and No Taxation Without Representation are perfidy. Why is school-taught history so boring? Because it's a fabrication to hide the truth. Jefferson, Franklin, and Madison opposed the yoke of debt slavery, while Hamilton's cohorts and banking agents kept reimposing it. When President Andrew Jackson paid off the national debt in full, he bankrupted the bankers! Abraham Lincoln paid for the War of Rebellion by printing Greenbacks. Their

Today kids are learning a valuabe civics lesson. Government won’t do anything for people, without a gun to its head.

OH THE IRONY. But Poe's Law probably governs in high schools too. For the same reason irony doesn't compute on social media: adolescent frontal lobes. I don't have much use for guns myself, but it's obvious to me that when the corporate media gets behind a public issue like gun control, it can't be in the people's interest. AT ALL. Since when have even Big Dems supported anything righteous? The news usually blacks out calls for social reform. Unless it's the common people you're asking to disempower, not corporate hegemony. Today the press is platforming the protests with live feeds and biographical highlights of the youthful petitioners. This is MANUFACTURED DISSENT. Nickelodeon suspended its television programming to accommodate, in essence, a protracted commercial break. A young person's choice to "walk out" from school today is not rebellion, it's conformity. To the astroturf. Get a load of the profiling of the Florida students, portrayed as movement organizers! Their role more resembles contestants for America's Got Talent: the Protest Edition. The #March14 school walkouts across the country only confirm the mendacious education our children are getting. Gee kids, when you graduate, to no job, no health care, no environmental protections, no economic rights, maybe even no home, AND a leveled playing field of NO PRIVILEGE for any of you, you kids are going to need guns.

Can one liberate sheeple?

Animal liberators face a dilemma. Livestock deserve to be freed, every last piglet and lamb. But animals bred for captivity won't survive without it. Emptying a CAFO will precipitate an equally calamitous tragedy outside its door. The remedy of course is to stop breeding sentient beings for human consumption. The same probably holds for people. Social justice advocates can aim to liberate the "sheeple" but into whose hands?

President Trump wants a Bastille Day? By all means, let’s give it to him!

YES, GIVE TRUMP HIS MILITARY PARADE! Let the world see the tinpot military dictatorship which the US has become. President idiot was inspired to order his generals to parade their best hardware after attending France's Bastille Day celebration. Obviously he doesn't know the French republic is commemorating their liberation from the Ancien Regime of monarchy, theocracy and feudalism. That's when Parisienne rioters overran the fabled Bastille prison, the impregnable fortress which held political prisoners. It was the act which launched the French Revolution. Historians estimate the crowd of Sans Culottes to have numbered less than 800. Remember that next time you think the turnout at your demonstration is too small to make a difference.

How to play a REAL game of Monopoly.

MONOPOLY was invented by an anarchist who wanted to demonstrate the folly of capitalism. She called it The Landlord's Game. Virtually unchanged, Parker Brothers' Monopoly still teaches that the land grab end game always results in a monopoly. Players don't consider such an outcome objectionable because board games need a single winner, and since everyone starts at square one, all have a chance to drive the rest of humanity bankrupt. You don't have to tweak Monopoly much to render a perfect forecast of a child's prospects in the real economy. Start the game with all the properties fully populated with hotels and houses, all owned by the player who won last time. Now go. Just kidding. But dispense with the New World homesteading delusion. Unless you're planning fresh conquest and genocide, land ownership today is sewn up. Fully populate the properties and distribute them in advance, to one or all of the players, it doesn't really matter. The real monopoly lies with the bank. The banker in this tweaked version of Monopoly doesn't play at all, as far as rolling the dice to progress around the board. The banker's token doesn't need the wage earned by passing "GO", nor does he need to risk going to jail. Yes the banker is a white male. The banker's token lies idle wherever it wants on the board, while the bank doles out the money and reposesses the properties whose owners go bankrupt. Actually in the tweaked mode, the banker doesn't distribute the money, he lends it. Every $200 to pass GO, he keeps a share. Every property and building is actually on loan, so he collects interest. What's lent and what's collected are secretly recalculated every round to leave the bare minimum which players need to keep circulating the board. That's the game. Enjoy! If it doesn't sound fun to you, too bad. Keeping a player's interest in an unfair game is unimportant because monopoly is compulsory.

Sovereign Bruce Doucette found guilty of organizing a jailbreak from servitude

BREAKING: A jury of twelve Denverites just found Pro Se defendant Bruce Doucette GUILTY of multiple counts of racketeering, organized crime deeds, etc, for the actual self-confessed act of telling off his betters. By whom I mean, the local officiates of a fraudulent entity which presumes everyone's birthright is slavery.

Judicial reform activist Bruce Doucette is next Denver sovereign to face joint FBI JTTF IRS & Colorado AG show trial

DENVER, COLORADO- Into the second week of the Doucette sovereignty trial you can't help but imagine yourself attending the burning of a medieval heretic. There but for a modicum more caution than courage go I.   Sovereign Bruce Doucette and his nine co-conspirators, who prosecutors allege constituted a "criminal enterprise", were saying what most know to be true about our nation's corrupt justice system. Their attempts to bring reform however sparked the fear and wrath of the targeted cronies, who now lash back with all the authoritarian muscle with which they conduct their misdeeds. Small surprise, obviously. That's why you and I are standing around the fire and not in it. But seeing the fire being fueled by the FBI, its Joint Terrorism Task Force partners, and Colorado's First Deputy Attorney General himself, onlookers dare not show sympathy for the heretics. If you think this is an exaggeration, you haven't been watching the Denver "paper terrorist" enterprise trials. Last December, the first two sovereigns were convicted of racketeering, conspiracy, etc, and given 36 and 22 year sentences. At their ages, that's LIFE. Two remain to be tried, including Doucette. The rest took plea deals and were given only probation. This was in exchange for being made to "renounce allegiance to the sovereignty movement" and "to cease criticizing" judge whoever. In constitutional days, criticism was free speech. And belief was a fundamental right. If you can reduce a prison sentence to probation by merely swearing fealty to the dominant authority, the real problem law enforcement has with these paper crimes is the First Amendment. Today Colorado is giving life sentences for heresy. Injustice Systemic corruption among judges, sheriffs, district attorneys, and petty bureaucrats is no mere conspiracy theory. Someone is filling America's booming for-profit prisons. Someone is enboldening cops to shoot rather than arrest. Who do you think is running the courts which prey entirely on the disadvantaged? In Montaigne's day, even aristocrats feared the courts. America's innovation was to ensure the legal system benefits the rich, while pretending to serve The People. And administered by clowns who swore an oath to the people. For laughs. Oaths Doucette and his sovereign reformers discovered that many of these cronies had become so brash, they had dispensed with the oaths of office which they were constitutionally required to make. More hadn't even posted bonds to secure said oaths. Bonds are mandated by the constitution to hold public officials accountable to their subjects over whom they wield disproportunate power. But Doucette & co soon found that pointing out the missing oaths and bonds fell on deaf ears. Bond-less, oath-less, unaccountable despots can simply bang the gavel and ignore you. While the more clever, if less principled, among us learn to exploit a crooked system, and the rest of us gnash our teeth in frustration, the Colorado sovereigns were foolhardy enough to take on the system with its own medicine. Liens Doucette and crew enterprised to serve official looking financial liens on the corrupt office holders, for monetary amounts corresponding to how long

Snapchats Austin Forget and Lauren Combs rescued a pet pig, then ate her.

MOLLY was a 3-year-old pot-bellied pig rescued from an abusive home. After nursing her back to health, a "no-kill" shelter in British Columbia adopted Molly to a creepy young couple in Duncan, Vancouver Island, who signed papers agreeing they wouldn't eat her. Then Snapchat pics turned up celebrating Molly being seasoned, cooked and served. The shelter sent constables to investigate but learned no laws had been broken because Austin Forget and Lauren Combs assured them that Molly had been killed humanely. Forget was more descriptive on Facebook where he declared "hahahahahah I killed the fucking pig" with a gun apparently. The public outcry has prompted both to delete their social media accounts and Forget is apologizing for his insensitivity which he blames on his youth. Trolls are weighing in that it's just bacon. And while we can condemn Austin and Lauren for being souless gourmands, they're no more inhuman than anyone who eats the intelligent and sentient pig, whether family pet or terrorized industrial farm internee.

This repulsion driven resurgence of civic engagement is so 2002, sorry.

If we can credit the proto simian president George W. Bush with one good thing, his mediocrity did re-engage the electorate. Not enough of it, nor with satisfactory haste, but eventually Bush's misdeeds repulsed enough Americans to elect the first black president. They hoped he would jail the Bush cabal and restore peace, but that didn't happen. Instead the Bush wars carried on and Barack Obama started his own, also redoubling attacks on the American people, the middle class, immigrants, domestic jobs, Main Street, the environment, and paradoxically, the lives of black men. Equality, justice, civil society, continued to be degraded. The wave of youthful activists who saw their black Abraham Lincoln unmask himself to be a Herbert Hoover, disengaged from politics in disgust. While the widespread revulsion to Donald Trump appears to surpass record tolerance levels, in reality, the alarm and incredulity are not unfamiliar. Once again public despair is being channeled toward the voting booth, as if elections, and midterms, and the same old candidates, and the same stump speeches, will finally yield deliverance. We can hope that we're quicker studies this time round, prepared to give Donald the boot after just one term, but in truth, that was the plan with Dubya. It seemed so inconceivable that the Trumpian Bush could win a second term, that when he did, Americans felt they owed the world an apology for the error. Remember the 2004 SORRY EVERYBODY campaign? That election's democratic challenger turned out to be a ringer, which exasperated voters who were certain that anybody-but-Bush was in the bag. Midterm elections, whether they succeeded in sweeping Congress or not, provided negligible representative fortification against corporate predation. Not 2002, 2006, 2010, nor 2014. So why is the delusion so persistent? This time round, I dare not be such a killjoy to suggest Trump will not be stymied in 2018 or dislodged in 2020, but I can't see a people friendlier legislature nor any presidential replacement on the horizon that won't capitulate like John Kerry. This weekend's women's marches and protest signs were cathartic and inspiring, and the vigor always feels promising, but People, we're following the same piper! Throw the bastards out, etc! Si Se Puede! Trump Bush!

Canadian pharmaceutical billionaires executed. Can Americans import that?

William Jennings Bryan said "No one can earn a million dollars honestly." He was riffing Balzac: "Behind every great fortune is a great crime." Big Pharma billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman stole $3.2 billion via a string of great crimes. Last month the unfortunate couple was found bound and strangled in their home in an apparent murder suicide. Investigators have now concluded it was an execution, the work of a "group". A people's revolutionary tribunal maybe? That idea could be another Canadian import that the One Percent are probably anxious to keep out of the American public's grubby hands.

Standing Rockstar Red Fawn is seduced by infiltrator, set up with his gun, then urged by lawyers to cop a plea. What?!

I had a lot of fun at Standing Rock. The spontaneous resistance in Cannonball, ND, and the environmental movement it spearheaded, was for me the most inspiring uprising of 2016. My favorite memories were watching the ever increasing flow of distant tribal delegations make their formal running entrances into the main camp. Indigenous peoples came from across the world to join the largest NDN resistance gathering since the Little Big Horn. I was encouraged to see the keen interest of the international press and documentary filmmakers even though local and national media stayed clear. Standing Rock was also not all that it was billed to be. It wasn't going to be DAPL's Last Stand. The scene was dominated by patriarchal religious elders who stymied initiative, unity, and best practice at every turn. If it wasn't for the actions led by the Red Warrior Camp, maligned and disowned by tribal leadership, the gathered "Water Protectors" would not have protected or resisted a thing. Every media victory, every provoked outrage, and every setback for the DAPL was orchestrated against the orders of the official organizers, whose sabotage was abetted by the usual passivist NGO allies and their PC scolds. Reservation chairman Dave Archambault II turned out to be made of straw. When protest momentum threatened to become unstoppable, his agency-indian cronies capitulated to the USG. "DAPL Dave" as he came to be called, evicted the camp himself. (That's not Archambault above. That's FBI-informant Heath Harmon, who set up Denver activist Red Fawn. More on that below.) DAPL-Dave's true colors were known to Occupy Denver visitors to Standing Rock. Early on we stumbled into a secret meeting at the casino which Dave and his cronies held with the National Guard, the BIA, and state troopers. The forward North Camp, the only encampment which actually blocked the pipeline, was already being surrendered. Yes, back in September! We were ejected under the pretext of being non-native. Meanwhile real Native American activists were furiously searching the halls to attend or disrupt a falsely rumored press conference. Outside the secret meetings, the same cronies pretended to be the camp's champions and wielded all the authority. The counterproductive leadership edicts were laughable: No photos. Wait, what?! No 'isms. Yes let's throw education out with the bathwater. No activists affiliated with "Anonymous". Um, why? Women must wear skirts at the sacred fire. Hahaha in subzero weather! Camp needs: meat, wood. Unpalatable for environmentalists, also not sustainable. Another self-defeating hierarchy was the legal branch. At face value it was great to see lawyers stepping forward to offer their services. Their pitch was standard: you're on your own, use public defenders, but we'll provide coordination and advice. In practice they've proven to be a fiasco. The difficulties are being blamed on the ferocity of federal prosecutors and the hostility of racist North Dakota juries. Yeah, no. So basically, the narrative is still being written by defeatists. The hundreds of water protectors who face charges have had mixed results in

US president spills beans on shitholes where developed world goes to shit.

Citing "shithole countries" of Africa, Trump impolitely referenced where it is that developed nations go to shit. OBVIOUSLY, SHITHOLE is vulgar, derogatory and unhelpful. Used by the US president to describe dark-skinned nations, it's reprehensible and racist. But "shithole" is more than a euphemism. Literally it's a place made awful by being the dumping ground of everyone's excrement. The specific lands which Trump slandered, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, and all of Africa, are beautiful, scenic, and bountiful places. How could "shitholes" begin to describe them? Well, in a gold-plated toilet scale... Isn't "shithole" an appropriately condescending description of the purposefully underdeveloped and exploited African and Caribbean lands? The victims of the externalized costs of colonialism, capitalism, and now climate disaster, are what President Trump calls shithole countries. Predictably the international western press is translating shithole in its colloquial sense, not its literal, as shabby, backward, etc. --obviously to spare western readers from embarrassing themselves about their abusive relation to the third world, because there is absolutely no doubt that every culture and every language has a word (which predates plumbing) for where the community goes to shit.

Junior Netanyahu’s strip club banter exposes father’s graft -TRANSCRIPT

Three twentysomething douches sit in an armored limo parked in front on a strip club. They're arguing about who paid for whose prostitutes. Benjamin Netanyahu's son wants the son of gas tycoon Kobi Maimon to spot him $115 because his father the prime minister just directed $20B his way. Someone recorded the conversation. The third douche, a playfriend hired by Australian billionaire James Packer to lobby Netanyahu's son, says "God help us if this gets out!" So they threaten to kill both the bodyguard and the driver. The driver who taped the conversation is being accused of indiscretion, not self defense. Check out the transcript below. Annotated. The English transcript has been softened by the censors and comprises only a portion of the conversation, which apparently was too explicit. Here's what is pubic so far, with Google addresses so you're right there: Clara, Pussycat, Benedict, and more! Yair Netanyahu: Ill text her to come takeaway with me bro ... shes coming with me as takeaway. He thinks the stripper is coming with him, what a dumbass. Can you tell him the stripper isnt coming? Forget it. Bodyguard: Forget it, hes drunk. Wheres the lady? Roman Abramov: Bro, she pulled a fast one on you, she wanted you to take her to a room and give her 800 shekels like an idiot ... youre dumbasses, if someone had photographed you outside a strip club, do you realize what that would have looked like? Son of Kobi Maimon: Do you know how much Ive spent today? It wasnt even for me, I spent 400 shekels on him. Netanyahu: No, its all right, he paid you back. Abramov: No, I used cash as well. Maimon: 2,000 at the strip club. Bodyguard: Tomorrow morning youll wake up and remember nothing. Abramov: No, I spent 400 in cash then as well. Maimon: So youre exactly at 100. Netanyahu: Im a little in overdraft, bro. Dudu stung us. Maimon: Ive spent 3,000 today. Netanyahu: I dont know how were going to Ibiza. Abramov: On what? Maimon: 3,000 shekels I wasted. Abramov: On what? Maimon: I spent 300 at Clara and I gave Netanyahu 400. Abramov: He also gave you 400 shekels. Netanyahu: No, that was for the whore. Abramov: No, he wanted to show Maimon how much hes spending, like he deserves respect. Maimon: Dudu ran off on us, bro. Netanyahu: But if you want, Ill fix you up with [Lee Levi, his girlfriend at the time]. Maimon (laughing): How is that? Netanyahu: I have to fix her up with everyone, Im paying off my debts. Maimon: You cant get her for yourself. I want that stripper that will settle my debt. Netanyahu: But bro, Jackie is the best. Abramov: What do you mean, she'll come, you dumbass? Bro, hes tripping but he thinks its real. Hes tripping. Netanyahu: I took her phone number but I dont think its real. Abramov: Bro, think about it. Do you know how many strippers I have on my phone that I had. Maimon: Bro, I have the number of a stripper. Abramov: Its about time, half of my phone numbers are of strippers. Maimon: But I brought you the stripper, I paid for

Sorry no, Reich is not the resistance.

Robert Reich is great. His historical analysis is sound, though hardly radical. His economics challenge the dominant media narrative. If his illuminations work for you, fine. But sorry no, Robert Reich is not the resistance. Reich is only playing the foil to Trump's villain. And how hard is that, really? Reacting to Trump is the Democratic Party line. Resistance means more than the third law of physics. But this focus on the Mueller probe is not even that. It's pure fourth fundamental state of matter.

Israel blacklists activist groups which most threaten their colonial legitimacy

    --SAYS ISRAEL. Israel released its annual list of political orgs which pose the biggest threat to their Apartheid colonial project in Palestine. Except -- WHO DOES THAT?! Who gives positive feedback to adversaries?! Rather, this is a list of the lesser effective pro-Palestinian campaigns which Zionists would like to see draw energy from the international BDS movement. BDS is universally acknowledged to be Apartheid's existential nemesis. Hence the regular legislative attempts to make it illegal. BDS took down White South Africa. This BDS is the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign against Israeli Apartheid in Palestine.   Below is the official "worst enemy" list, which avoids mention of BDS except where the omission would not seem credible. The list is divided by hemisphere. Europe is made to look like BDS there gets only a smattering of support. In the US there's no BDS group at all, until you notice they've relegated BDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE to "other!" HAHA! EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS: France-Palestine Solidarity Association BDS France BDS Italy European Coordination of Committees & Associations for Palestine Friends of Al-Aqsa Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign The Palestine Committee of Norway Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden Palestine Solidarity Campaign War on Want BDS Kampagne AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS: American Friends Service Committee American Muslims for Palestine Code Pink Jewish Voice for Peace National Students for Justice in Palestine US Campaign for Palestinian Rights OTHER GROUPS: BDS Chile BDS South Africa BDS National Committee

Meow Wolf’s new Denver development is urban predation in sheep’s clothing.

DENVER, COLO- Alternatively, Santa Fe alt-art venue Meow Wolf is URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN CAT'S CLOTHING. Here's the scam: Laud an arts collective of "creative types". Let them pitch an arts space project to city planners for which you'll supply the ownership investment. Let their non-profit creative-class cred prompt city leaders to provide otherwise unavailable land and the tax incentives and exclusions which come to cultural projects. Let them lead community fundraising to support art etc etc. You buy the land, you own the building, and you give them a 20-year lease. Their rent is subsidized by more community and city support. Cha-ching. In the end, you've got another property, where you mightn't been able lacking eminent domain. And you've roped in long-term tenants whose rent checks are backed by taxpayers. When your cronies lobby the city against that public support and their project is a bust, or when the lease expires, your sky is the limit! How can you lose? Normally you pull this scam on locals, but art communities have their own MBA grads now. So how to subvert urban artists? Bring your own hicks. In Denver, developers are using a New Mexico based band of bohemians called Meow Wolf as their shill intermediaries. Meow Wolf is a sort of Cirque du Soleil meets Halloween haunt house, in Santa Fe, who secured their own "permanent" leased space only last year with the backing of Game-of-Thrones creator George RR Martin. It's the reverse of course, because Meow Wolf attracted the public subsidies for the pulp author turned property developer, who keeps the building. Now someone has decided Meow Wolf can franchise their black-light immersive fun-houses everywhere that low-brow passes for art. For 2018, Meow Wolf has rolled Denver for a new construction downtown. Except no, they and their public support get only a LEASE. Flush with praise for their success, the Meow Wolves admit they're working on simultaneous metropolises across the west, even as they appear so fresh off the boat they hardly know what they're doing! They don't, but their landlords do. Those crazy creatives!

Neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan designed SCI-HUB to free science from parasitic capitalism, by outsmarting it.

A US judge ordered that scientific document aggregator SCI-HUB be shut down. The site's creator, Alexandra Elbakyan, was fined $15 million. Except the long arm of US copyright greed can't reach her in Russia, and the 29-yr-old neuroscientist from Kazakhstan doubts capitalism's goons can outsmart the science community which favors open science. In fact Elbakyan's is a fait accomplit. While the late Aaron Swartz got caught swiping too much at once from JSTOR's digital vault, Alexandra started about the same time, 2011 - she was 22, but she set the rate to single file and crowd sourced pressing the enter key. By 2015, she'd liberated 50 million scientific papers and dispersed the files to research archives everywhere. Why you're not hearing much about this story, or only a skewed portion of it, is because the media and its publishing arms are trying to walk back on Elbakyan's success. If you don't know open access won, in effect, it will not have. For starters, an injunction has shuttered various iterations of sci-hub.org domains, but hashtag #scihub keeps turning up new mirror sites, and you don't need nameservers for IPs (80.82.77.83 and 80.82.77.84). Meanwhile mainstream media, including Wikipedia, falsely compares Elbakyan's project to Pirate Bay or even the JSTOR stash of Aaron Swartz (though Swartz's manifesto was obviously an inspiration). As Elbakyan explains on her blog Engineuring, Sci-Hub's cache of liberated scientific articles is just a byproduct of its main function, as a mechanism to access scientific knowledge on demand, for free, through someone's paid academic license, if, explicitly, not yours. Think of it as deciding that an ADMIT ONE ticket, for science, ought to be interpreted to mean one humanity. Most of the articles in question were publicly funded but subsequently privatized by a profiteering publishing scheme that has resisted reform. It drove open access advocate Aaron Swartz to suicide. Editorials opposed to open access make a defense for gate-keeping. Scientists, researchers, academic institutions, and the inquiring public should pay for the value added by gate-keepers. Yeah no. What reporters are downplaying, and what Elbakyan is taking personal legal risk to explain, is that 50 million scientific papers have already been liberated. That cumulative scientific knowledge is now entrusted with myriads of digital repositories across the globe, where it belongs. Only 4.3% of Sci-Hub's new download requests require fresh retrieval behind paywalls. Schrdinger's paper is out of the bag. If western authorities catch Alexandra Elbakyan she'll share the fate of Chelsea Manning or Julian Assange at best. But our thanks to her. NOTES: Elbakyan wrote to US Judge Sweet in 2015, in her own self defense: --- Case 1:15-cv-04282-RWS Document 50 Filed 09/15/15 --- Dear Mr. Robert W. Sweet, I am writing to clarify some details on Elsevier v. Sci-Hub, Case # 15-cv-4282. I am the main operator of sci-hub.org website mentioned in the case. That is true that via sci-hub.org website anyone can download, absolutely for free, a copy of research paper published by Elsevier (Elsevier asks for 32 USD for each download). I would

Covertly spawned, color revolutionary, Arab Springy pro-democracy protests can do for Iran what we did to Syria.

When Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu express their support, you can be certain it's not for the good. Foreign military intervention in Iran aims to repeat the western demolition of Syria. While authentic public protest in Iran should be tolerated, western intelligence operatives should get no quarter. Terminate all covert actions in Iran, especially US-funded "democracy" agents. And NO WAR WITH IRAN.

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