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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hell Hath No Fury Like Weather Geoengineering

 
During the last two weeks in the area where I live, SE Pennsylvania, we experienced an inordinate weather pattern that had everyone—bar none—talking about it and complaining how extraordinarily oppressive it was:  Torrential rain daily with no let up, plus no sunshine for days on end!
Question: Was that a subtle food-growing interference technique, since this is the time farmers in this area normally would start plowing and seeding field crops.  Growing fields were lakes!  Is weather geoengineering another method for introducing what can be considered a ‘natural phenomenon’ causing famine because crops drown in the growing fields? In this area, farmers have experienced some of that in recent years.  One year the pumpkin crop was lost!
Physicians I know and network with began telling me how patients were negatively impacted by that oppressive weather pattern, which apparently was generated by a bank of scalar clouds sent in to stall over and supersaturate the region with apparent ‘chemtrail-created’ toxic rain clouds.
Why would scalar clouds affect humans?
 
 
 
 

“Slow Motion Genocide”: Indonesia Is Bombing West Papua — and Nobody’s Talking About It

In May 2016, a fact-finding mission conducted by the Brisbane Archdiocese’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission reported that West Papua was experiencing a “slow-motion genocide.” The report also warned that West Papua’s indigenous population is at risk of becoming “an anthropological museum exhibit of a bygone culture.”
The culprit behind these atrocities is none other than the Indonesian military, which has long received immense protection from the United States, as well as from regional allies like Australia. Rather than withdrawing its support for the practice of wiping out the victims in West Papua, these countries continue to enable Indonesia as it carries out numerous atrocities, which receive close to zero media coverage.
For example, just last month the Jakarta Post reported that the Indonesian military shot dead a parishioner standing on his church’s front porch, injuring three other parishioners as hundreds of villagers were forced to flee into nearby forests.
“His name was Timotius Omabak, he was shot and killed recently during Indonesian military raids in West Papuan villages,” the Free West Papua Campaign (FWPC) told Anti-Media via email.
When the Indonesian army arrives in the villages people are scared. People often run and hide in churches, but the military will chase them. The Indonesian military claim they are hunting for people who support independence, but in reality, almost everyone in these areas supports independence. Recently, the West Papuans people’s petition, calling for an internationally supervised vote on independence, was signed by 1.8 million West Papuan people, 70% of the population. How can the Indonesian military hunt for people who support independence when an overwhelming majority of people support independence? These instances are part and parcel of daily life while there is Indonesian rule in West Papua. They have gone on for over 50 years and will only stop when the Indonesian military finally leaves.
A recent Facebook post purporting to show a bombing raid by Indonesian forces (also completely ignored by the corporate media) is apparently a common occurrence for the subjugated people of West Papua.
“The bombing of West Papuan villages by the Indonesian military is nothing new,” FWPC explained to Anti-Media.
Over the last 50 years, countless thousands of West Papuans have been killed by Indonesian bombs. We received reports that the Indonesian military had fired rockets into some West Papuan villages around the Freeport mine area. It was reported that two people had been killed. There is no international media presence in the area so it remains very difficult to find out exactly what happened. The Indonesian military keeps tight control of who goes anywhere in the area. The FWPC urges all international media to go to the area where the Indonesian military is carrying out its operations to find out the truth from local people on the ground.
Indonesia has a long, documented history of blocking reporting on its activities in Papua. Earlier this year, the Indonesian military forced a BBC journalist to leave Papua and return to Jakarta after her statements on Twitter “hurt soldiers’ feelings.”
At least 500,000 West Papuans have been killed by the Indonesian military since 1961. Remember this statistic when the media urges you to believe that people like Donald Trump care about the death toll in Syria and elsewhere, all while the U.S. ignores staggering casualties caused by one of its Indo-Pacific allies.
“It’s difficult to understand sometimes why West Papua is not in the international news,” FWPC also added.
 
Many other places in the world are on the international news, but not West Papua. In the history of the world over the last 50 years, West Papua is one of the big injustices with so many people killed, but still today many people have never heard about West Papua. The Indonesian government has always been able to hide what it has done in West Papua, but now, in the internet age, they can no longer hide. Gradually the world is finding out the truth about West Papua. We hope that international media can get to West Papua and help expose the truth.
 
The reason this conflict typically receives close to zero media coverage is simple. West Papua is home to one of the world’s largest gold mines (and third largest copper mine), known as the Grasberg Mine, which is majority-owned by the American mining firm Freeport McMoRan. The mine has reserves worth an estimated $100 billion, and the American company is reportedly Indonesia’s biggest taxpayer – hence the cover from the Indonesian military.
“The West Papuan people always continue our struggle for our right to self-determination, decolonisation, and independence,” FWPC articulated to Anti-Media.
For 55 years we struggled, and still today we continue. We may be slow in getting there, but we will get there in the end. We hope all the world can study the history of West Papua and understand why we have the right to self-determination, an internationally supervised vote, a referendum on independence. We hope that all people of the world, wherever they are, can find their own way to support us in our struggle. One day we will be free people.
 

Argentina Is Suddenly on the Verge of ANOTHER Economic Collapse

by Daisy Luther

The economic collapse of Argentina in 2001 is the stuff of prepper legends. For years, it was the example that we pointed to when trying to convince others that, yes, it really can happen. (Now, of course, that example has been replaced by the dramatic fall of Venezuela.) There’s even a fantastic book about the Argentinian collapse with survival lessons that has fueled many a prepper to get stocked up, in which Fernando Aguirre, also known as FerFal, shared the inside story.
And now, sadly, it looks like just as hopeful Argentinians believed the country was getting back on its feet, another collapse could be imminent.
President Mauricio Macri, a business tycoon who vowed to reincorporate Argentina into the global economy, has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a hefty credit line of at least $19.7 billion to see the country through the rest of his term, which ends in 2019.
When the IMF gets involved, it tends to be the beginning of the end, as we saw in Greece, whose crisis was at its peak between 2009 and 2016.

What happened during the previous Argentinian collapse

Back in the late 1990s, Argentina was suffering. Wages were decreasing, unemployment was increasing, and the government was getting deeper and deeper into debt. This all came to a head in 2001 when the Argentinian government defaulted on a whopping 100 billion dollars of that debt.
Overnight, interest rates skyrocketed and there was a run on the banks. The government froze all the accounts and allowed patrons a small trickle of money only once per week. The banks converted all dollar accounts into pesos at the previous exchange rate (pre-default) and suddenly everyone with a deposit account lost 3/4s of their wealth, just like that.
This, of course, resulted in social unrest, riots, and rage against the government and the banking system. What followed was several years of extreme poverty and desperation for the Argentinian people.

What’s happening now in Argentina

And now, Argentinians are seeing something that looks a whole lot like the beginnings of The Collapse 2.0. Macri’s announcement that he is asking the IMF for money was met immediately with skyrocketing interest rates and a currency that is rapidly losing its value.
The unexpected move surprised investors and stoked Argentines’ fears of a repeat of the nation’s devastating 2001-2002 economic collapse. Many here blame IMF-imposed austerity measures for worsening that crisis, which impoverished millions and turned Argentina into a global pariah after the government defaulted on a record $100 billion in debt.
Word of a potential bailout sent thousands of angry Argentines into the streets this month, some with signs declaring “enough of the IMF.” (source)
It’s even more shocking because up until just a few months ago, it seemed like the country was rebounding under the guidance of President Macri.
He settled with the nation’s remaining creditors and vowed to unwind big-spending policies of his populist predecessor, Cristina Fernandez. The economy grew and unemployment fell. In a show of swagger, Argentina last year issued $2.75 billion of dollar-denominated bonds with a 100-year maturity; investors snapped them up.
Macri’s free-market credentials earned him a 2017 invitation to the White House to meet U.S. President Donald Trump, who just last week on Twitter hailed the Argentine leader’s “vision for transforming his country’s economy.”  (source)
But now the hopeful citizens of Argentina are watching what looks a lot like a replay of the earlier collapse. Businesses are planning layoffs and reverting to survival mode. People are no longer making deposits and are withdrawing the money from their dollar accounts in order to avoid having them frozen and devalued again. The price of everything is skyrocketing. The peso has lost 25% of its value.
…Economists say Macri badly damaged his credibility in December when his administration weakened tough inflation targets. The central bank followed with a January rate cut to goose growth, even as consumer prices kept galloping.
Rising U.S. interest rates did not help. Argentina is saddled with more than $320 billion in external debt, equivalent to 57.1 percent of GDP, much of it denominated in dollars. Jittery investors hit the exits. The peso swooned. The central bank sold $10 billion in reserves trying to prop up the peso, forcing Macri to seek assistance from the IMF.
Marcos Pena, Macri’s cabinet chief, said this week that changing the inflation targets “may have damaged the perception of an autonomous central bank.”
…The central bank has hiked its benchmark rate to 40 percent, the highest in the world. Even so, inflation is still running at an annual rate of around 25 percent. (source)
It’s like deja vu and there’s nothing the people can do except prep while they can (if they can) and watch the dominoes fall again in a horrifying repeat of the last collapse.

All over the world, economies are shaky

Since 2000, those who are paying attention have watched one horrific collapse after another. We’ve seen banks seize assets and devalue holdings. We’ve watched people starve as money is devalued. We’ve seen hospitals unable to provide care and people working at jobs that won’t even buy a bag of rice at the end of the week.
Right now, we are watching countries, including our own, overextend spending and run in deficit. Eventually, it’s all going to come tumbling down. Things here in the US are becoming more desperate every month. You need only watch the collapses of these other countries to see how this story ends.
Ask yourself these questions:
  • Is your wealth protected or is it at the mercy of the financial system?
  • Do you have enough long-term food to last a long time should things continue to go bad?
  • Do you have the self-reliant skills you need to survive a long, drawn-out economic disaster?
And if you can’t say yes to these questions, what are you waiting for?
The people in Argentina right now are discovering that their money is buying less and the products are costing more. Soon, it will be a matter of availability. It’s really too late to prep when you reach this point. All you can do is hope to hang on.
 
Daisy Luther

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Daisy Luther
Please feel free to share any information from this site in part or in full, leaving all links intact, giving credit to the author and including a link to this website and the following bio. Daisy is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting, homeschooling blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. Daisy is the publisher of The Cheapskate's Guide to the Galaxy, a monthly frugality newsletter, and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. She is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find Daisy on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
 
 

trump, north korea, kim jong un, letter
 
Blogger's note:  This is not what I voted for in voting for Donald Trump with all of his faults.  I believed that he would break free of the likes of Netanyahu, Adelson, and other neocons, Israel firsters, and globalists.  With the appointment of that coward, John Bolton, as his National Security Advisor, the missile attack on Syria, the dropping out of the Iran Nuclear Deal, and the establishment of our embassy in Jerusalem along with his silence on the slaughter of the unarmed Palestinians my hope is almost gone for him, Trump, and for America.
 

WARNING: 5G Tech In WiFi Street Lamps Causing Insomnia, Nosebleeds, & Stillbirths

Mac Slavo
May 23rd, 2018
SHTFplan.com
 
A man in the United Kingdom is warning that the 5G technology found in street lamps can cause some moderate to severe health concerns.  A few of those concerns include nosebleeds, insomnia, and the more severe stillbirths.
One man has decided to speak out about a sudden spike in health problems he believes are related to LED street lamps that purportedly emit 5G radiation. In Gateshead, a town in Northern England, citizens are reporting an array of disturbing side effects including insomnia, nosebleeds, and even stillbirths. However, Mark Steele has something to say about it.
According to Natural News, Steele, 58, is a local resident in Gateshead and reportedly is a member of the IEEE, an organization which describes itself as “the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.” But the radiation given off by the state-of-the-art LED street lamps is wreaking havoc on the residents of Gateshead creating a “humanitarian crisis.”
Steele says that a number of people who have been suffering from nosebleeds, insomnia, and other neurological problems since the lights were put in place continues to rise. As bad as that may seem, it gets worse still: Multiple women have lost their babies since the street lamps have gone up. In his own circle of friends, Steele explains, three women have lost babies; one of which was born with severe defects and survived just a few hours after birth. “We are seeing babies dying in the womb as these transmitters are situated outside people’s bedroom windows. It’s a humanitarian crisis,” Steele reportedly commented.
According to The Daily Mail UK, the Gateshead Council dismissed concerns over the borough’s street lights as “entirely false conspiracy theories” with “no scientific basis or credible evidence” in a Facebook post.  However, according to Professor Ulrich Warnke, from the University of Saarland, EMF radiation, which is given out by light transmitters, causes disruption to the body’s nitrogen monoxide system, which keeps cells healthy and controls gene expression. 
Despite Gateshead council’s claim that they are not using 5G, Steele said: “The transmitter operates at 868 – 870 MHz. That is a specific 5G spectrum.  The increase in transmitters even if they did operate at 2G – 3G, as the council have stated, would make them 5G.”
While driving around Gateshead, which Steele claims has more than 37,000 EMF-emitting lamps, he said: “[There are] no small birds in [the] surrounding trees.  The sparrows have been annihilated; they’ve wiped out the flying insects.”
The Gateshead council also claims that despite rumors that they are participating in government experimental trials, that’s not why they installed the lights.
 
 

North Korea: Is Trump Trying to Back Out of the Singapore Summit in Mid-June 2018?

Transcript of the interview with Press TV

Iran and Pompeo’s 12-Point Ludicrous Wish List – Empire’s End of the Rope?

 
 
 
By Peter Koenig
23 May 2018
When you listen to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s 12-Point wish list, what he calls Plan B to confront Iran – one can but wonder, has this man, or for that matter the entire Trump Administration, truly departed from the realm of common sense? – This is, of course, a question many of us have been asking for quite a while. But this latest affront of aggression towards Iran is so out of context, out of whack, so ludicrous, that the question is more like – is the empire reaching the end of the rope and uses Iran as one of a last-ditch propaganda effort to prove to the world its economic and military might, like in “we are the greatest and exceptional nation – don’t you dare messing with us”?
Trump’s reneging on the Nuclear Deal was the first step. It was, of course, pushed by Israel, but based on lie after lie and more lies, that Iran did not comply with the conditions and ‘spirit’ of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). And this despite the fact that the Atomic Energy Commission in Vienna has already at least 8 times since the signing of the deal in July 2015 confirmed that Iran is in absolute compliance.
What exactly is Washington and its Israeli handlers trying to achieve with Pompeo’s most clumsy approach? – “Regime Change”, perhaps? By activating and mobilizing the Fifth Column in Iran to create an internal revolt, with the objective of putting a new Shah-type puppet in place? – The desperation of creating a strong and oppressive “ally” in the Middle East – as Saudi Arabia and most of the Gulf States are ‘failing’ US trustworthiness – is hidden only by a thin veil.
Abandoning US loyalty in the Middle east is becoming epidemic. Iraq has just elected a new Parliament, where Muqtada al-Sadr’s nationalistic, anti-American Shia Sairoon Alliance emerged as the winner with 54 seats in the 329-seat Iraqi Parliament. Though, it is said that al-Sadr’s coalition was largely elected because of his anti-corruption stance, his parliamentary victory also means a resurgence of an Iraqi nationalism with a strong position against foreign influence, meaning especially the US, but possibly also Iran. The latter remains to be seen when the new Government is in place. Within the coming 90 days, al-Sadr, the new ‘kingmaker’, will have to form a new governing body and choose a President. But already now it is clear that Iraq – if left alone by the west as a sovereign country – will turn away from Washington – and may eventually also move towards an eastern alliance.
However, what might possibly be a key reason behind Trump’s and Pompeo’s outrageously preposterous and utterly awkward anti-Iran tirade – other than submitting to Israel’s dictate – is the fact that the EU seems to want to stick to the deal, and to make things worse, is planning to switch from US dollars to euros in payments for oil supplies from Iran. This emerged from a recent meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the UK, and the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, where ways were discussed on how to protect the JCPOA for the remaining signatories after Washington backed out of deal.
 
Using the euro, rather than the traditional US dollar as an instrument for payment, would also protect the new trade agreements between Iran and Europe from US interference and sanctions. Unless, of course, the US would decide to ‘sanction’ the entire EU. But would they want to ‘punish’ their principal trading partner, who is already weary of Washington’s ever mounting unreasonable demands, thus, pushing them more and more to the east?
On the other hand, dropping the dollar as a means of payment for hydrocarbons would set a further precedent for future hydrocarbon trading elsewhere which would weaken the US dollar – ergo, the US economy – even more. Remember, Russia and China are not using the dollar for years to trade hydrocarbons. By putting Iran under the “strongest ever” sanction regime, the financial rulers behind Washington may hope to deter Europe from trading in euros instead of dollars. Should this not work, Trump may have other ammunition in store against Europe, like re-imposing the recently waived tariffs on steel and aluminum.
What becomes ever clearer is that the empire approaches the end of the rope. By such actions of tariffs and sanctions, the Trump Administration is just driving its main trading partner, Europe into the ‘eastern camp’, i.e. Russia, China and Iran. This is already happening. Recent talks between Germany’s Chancellor Merkel and President Putin, the contents of which were non-aggression and trade, are a clear indication that Europe is getting tired of being commandeered by Washington. This is, by the way, the opinion of more than 90% of the people in Europe.
By re-establishing closer and peaceful relations with Russia, European leaders would actually move closer to their ever so revered democratic principles. Though, this too, is a process hindered by many contradictory political activities within Europe. For example, the neoliberal / neonazi move towards militarization, with rising peoples’ oppression, is so far rather increasing than easing, especially in France, but also in Germany, where Bavaria has already or is about to pass a law prohibiting any normal citizen (other than MSM journalists) to take pictures of demonstrations in which authorities’ atrocities could be witnessed and recorded. At this point, the only major EU country that is about to form a euro-sceptic government, a return to sovereign democracy, and which is discussing the possibility of a parallel currency – is Italy.
 
Back to Pompeo and especially Trump’s bombastic, “the strongest sanctions ever imposed on a country…”- Really? But, so what? – At this point and with a well-structured “Economy of Resistance”, Iran is almost immune to US sanctions. And as President Rouhani said a few days ago, we might hurt for a short while, but will soon recover and be much stronger than living under the scepter of a western economic dictatorship. In this sense, it doesn’t matter whether the EU will resist Washington’s pressure to bend to Washington’s “rule of law” – or whether they finally go their own way. Europe is politically still very much part of the West, even if they become more detached from Washington, they are still under NATO’s yoke. Depending on the power of European autonomy, dealing with Europe may yet expose Iran to the vulnerability of dollar-based US sanctions.
Economy of Resistance is essentially – food, health, education and industrial production self-sufficiency (local production for local markets with local money through public banking), and trading with neighboring and / or friendly and politically aligned countries. In the case of Iran, this is well under way. Iran is about to become a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, spearheaded by Russia and China, and is already enjoying special status within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), slated to become a full member either later this year or in 2019. The EEU and SCO, also headed by China and Russia, with members of the EEU and lately also India and Pakistan, comprise about half of the world’s population and control one third of the world’s GDP. They, and by association Iran, do not need the West for survival – at all.
Besides, Iran is a crucial link in President Xi’s New Silk Road initiative, also called the Belt and Road Initiative. The BRI is a gigantic multi-multi-trillion-dollar (equivalent, but NOT dollar-based) project, spanning at least the next hundred years or more and aiming at developing transport, rural and urban, agricultural and industrial infrastructure; and connecting people through research, education, culture – all envisioning linking Eastern China and Russia with the most Western European trading places, as well as the Middle East through Iran, Africa through Kenya, and even Latin America through the southern tip of South America.
There are at this point at least six “land corridors” and a maritime route foreseen. Building them involves economic development of the still backward areas in western China, eastern Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Sub-Sahelian Africa, connecting them with infrastructure, knowledge, science and bringing about economic inclusion with the rest of the world. This is a huge scheme following egalitarian principles not known in the west. Iran is already part and parcel of this extraordinary development plan.
Regarding Washington’s ‘backstabbing’ of Iran’s Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, also warned North Korea in view of their forthcoming negotiations with Trump on nuclear disarmament. Mr. Qassemi cautioned, DPRK may think twice before believing in any deal made by the US.
Vigilance is also in order for Iran. As part of the empire’s last-ditch effort for survival, there may be multiple attempts to infiltrating destabilizing elements into Iran. Together with the well-established Iranian Fifth Column and unlimited foreign designed propaganda, they may attempt internal upheavals, terror acts, with the ultimate goal of overthrowing the legitimate Iranian Government. Trump and Pompeo with their terror speeches – which will continue for sure – are preparing the terrain for the world to believe in Iran’s internal conflicts – they same way they have done it with Venezuela, and the same way they will do it with impunity anywhere they want to achieve regime change. At this stage, I don’t believe Washington and Israel would be bold enough to launch a direct or proxy military attack on Iran. They are well aware of Iran’s might and power of retaliation.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; RT; Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; TeleSUR; The Vineyard of The Saker Blog; and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.  
This article was first published by the New Eastern Outlook.
 
Posted with permission of the author.