Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Falsehoods And Lies: Inciting War Is A War Crime

The torrent of reckless false accusations against Russia made by the US and its NATO allies is hitting warp speed.

This week saw more baseless allegations of Russian cyber attacks on American elections and British industries.

There were also crass claims by US officials that Russia was behind so-called sonic attacks on American diplomats in Cuba.

Then a Dutch foreign minister was forced to resign after he finally admitted telling lies for the past two years over alleged Russian plans for regional aggression.

Elsewhere, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claimed this week during a tour of the Middle East that “the primary goal” of his nation’s involvement in Syria is “to defeat” Islamic State (Daesh) terrorism.

This is patently false given that the US forces illegally occupying parts of Syria are launching lethal attacks on Syrian armed forces who are actually fighting Islamic State and their myriad terrorist affiliates.

Meanwhile, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Russia of blocking peace efforts in Syria – another audacious falsehood to add to her thick compendium of calumny.

Perhaps the most barefaced falsehood transpired this week when French President Emmanuel Macron candidly admitted that his government did not have any proof of chemical weapons being used in Syria.
“Today, our agencies, our armed forces have not established that chemical weapons, as set out in treaties, have been used against the civilian population,” said Macron to media in Paris.
His admission follows that of US Defense Secretary James Mattis who also fessed up earlier this month to having no evidence of chemical weapons being deployed in Syria.
“We have other reports from the battlefield from people who claim it’s been used,” said Mattis to reporters at the Pentagon. “We do not have evidence of it.”
Yet, only a few weeks ago, the French and US government were condemning Syrian President Assad for alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces. France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also accused Russia of bearing responsibility because of its alliance with Damascus.

But now we are told that the French and US governments do not, in fact, have any evidence concerning chemical weapons in Syria.

This is in spite of US President Donald Trump unleashing over 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Arab country last April in purported reprisal for the “Syrian regime” dropping chemical munitions on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 2o17.

Macron went on to make the absurd declaration this week that “if” chemical weapons were found to be used then he would order military strikes on Syria.

Both Syria and Russia have categorically and repeatedly rejected claims of using chemical weapons, pointing out that Syria’s stockpile was eliminated back in 2014 under a UN-brokered deal.

When Mattis said “we have reports from the battlefield” he was referring to groups like the CIA covertly-sponsored terrorist outfit Al Nusra Front and their media outlet, the so-called White Helmets.

Western news media footage over the past two weeks seemingly depicting Syrian and Russian air strikes on civilian areas is sourced from the White Helmets. This group is embedded with Al Nusra.

The same warped narrative claiming Syrian and Russian violations during the liberation of Aleppo from the terrorists at the end of 2016 is being played out again in East Ghouta and Idlib. And again the Western news media are amplifying the dubious propaganda from the likes of the White Helmets as if it is independent, verified information.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2018.]

Rosenstein and Mueller Running for Cover Leaving Brennan Exposed - Paul Craig Roberts

Now the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein confirms what I told you in my previous post. Mueller found no evidence that Russia had any impact on the outcome of the 2016 election. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/bitter-john-brennan-reacts-mueller-indictment-13-russians-election-meddling-plot/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=idealmedia&utm_campaign=thegatewaypundit.com&utm_term=68735&utm_content=2191016

So what was Russiagate all about?

It was exactly, precisely what I told you it was about from the very begining. It was a conspiracy orchestrated by the military/security complex, CIA, FBI, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic National Committed against Donald Trump.

Trump’s emphasis during his presidential campaign on normalizing relations with Russia, which the neocon Obama regime had turned into “America’s most dangerous enemy,” was a threat to the power and budgets of the military/security complex. Without a demonized enemy, what is the justification for a 1,000 billion annual budget and the laws passed in the 21st century that completely destroy the protections provided by the US Constitution?
From the Clinton/DNC standpoint, a Trump victory would halt the vast riches pouring into the Clinton/DNC pockets from “pay to play.” The Clinton Foundation and the Clintons themselves were on their way to both being billionaires with the DNC collecting the registration fees. This was a model for one party rule. And along comes Donald Trump.

I doubt Trump knew what he was stepping into. So far he has been unable to function as President. But now that the FISA court has on record Rosenstein and Comey’s confessions that the spy warrants requested by the FBI to spy on Trump are based on deception of the court, the conspirators against Trump face indictment, conviction, and prison, if Trump has the balls, which he might not have. We cannot even be sure Trump understands the situation.

What perhaps has surely happened is that former CIA director John Brennan is now exposed by the total failue of Mueller to find a Trump/Putin conspiracy against American democracy. Rosenstein’s statement that “there is no allegation in [Mueller’s] indictment that any American was a knowing particiipant in this illegal activity [illegal activity is an unsubstantiated assertion only]. There is no allegation in the indictment that the [Russians’] conduct altered the outcome of the election.”

Brennan as CIA director had lied under oath to Congress to the contrary.

Rosenstein and Comey are trapped in their confessions to the FISA court that the FBI obtained spy warrants from the court via deception of the court. See: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/01/22/spy-court-finds-survelliance-operating-outside-law/

What we must ask ourselves is how it is possible in the Great American Democracy that people totally devoid of all integrity, all honesty, all respect for truth can be confirmed by the US Senate as heads of the CIA, FBI, and National Intelligence?

How is it possible that these utterly corrupt people can go before the House and Senate continuously and tell lies under oath and never be held accountable?

How is it possible that American Democracy is so utterly weak that nothing whatsoever can be done about it?

What kind of America is it when it is ruled by blatant transparant lies?

In what sense do The People exist?

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2018.]

What EVERYONE is Missing About "Russiagate" (Corbett Report)

Yes, America interferes in elections all the time. And yes, the Russian ad buys happened after the election. And yes, the DNC really did rig the primaries for Hillary. But if you believe the truth then you're a dirty Russian!

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2018.]

This Week in Stupid (18/02/2018) - Sargon

The Star Wars movies have been directed by white men. We need more brown women directors in Hollywood.

If we consider The Hunger Games movies, that featured an excellent female protagonist, in comparison to what is happening with Star Wars... these films were great, not because of diverse casting but because the story was great. 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2018.]

Doubt whether CO2 Emissions Function as the Climate’s Control Knob (Adapt 2030)

During 2017, 485 scientific papers have been published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media. Crickets after the information was released.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2018.]

Retail Apocalypse Accelerates: 200 Winn-Dixie Stores To Close As Parent Goes Bankrupt

After shutting down more than 5,000 stores in 2017, store-closings are accelerating in 2018 with news that Bi-Lo LLC, the supermarket company that owns the Winn-Dixie chain, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as next month, and is planning to shut almost 200 stores as part of the move - either before or after the filing.

Winn-Dixie joins JCPenney, Bon-Ton, Toys R Us, Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Sears, Kmart and others in the growing list of 2018 shutterings as the 'great economy' that stocks foreshadow fails to show up in the retailer landscape.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 20th, 2018.]

Monday, 19 February 2018

Tillerson's Visit to Ankara Seen as Green Light to Turkey's Chemical Attack against Kurds

Turkey-backed militants engaged in Operation Olive Branch in Northwestern Syria launched a chemical attack on the Kurdish population in the village of Aranda in Afrin as Ankara and Washington declared a number of agreements at the end of the US state secretary's visit to Ankara.

Syrian state media SANA reported that at least six civilians were hospitalized after the attack.
"Six people have been admitted with symptoms of suffocation as a result of the use of projectiles with poisonous gas by the Turkish regime in the town of Aranda," SANA quoted the hospital's director, Joan Mohammed, as saying. 
Medics are working to determine the type of gas used, Mohammed said.
Local journalist Mohammed Hassan tweeted pictures of patients, who were purported to be victims of the attack, wearing breathing masks.
The hospital director said four of the victims were stable and two were in critical condition.
YPG Spokesman Birusk Hasaka confirmed that Kurds came under what appears to be a chemical attack during Turkey’s offensive on a village, saying that the symptoms of the six people affected are consistent with exposure to a gas poisoning.
The attack was launched by the FSA militants who are backed by Ankara and at the end of Rex Tillerson's visit to Turkey, raising speculations that the attack was launched after a US green light.
Washington's silence on the attack that has reinvigorated speculations about its suspicious role in the incident comes as it has repeatedly accused the Syrian army forces of conducting chemical weapons against militants, a claim always rejected by Damascus.
Experts believe the US selective approach is yet another indicator of Washington's willingness to make an instrumental use of chemical warfare.
Syrian Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said on Wednesday that Washington is uneasy about the achievements of the Syrian Arab Army and therefore it spreads misleading news claiming that the Syrian forces are using chemical weapons in the Eastern Ghouta, Idlib and other areas.
“We call on the United Nations to investigate into the actions and practices of the United States, which threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Syria and aim at the liquidation of the Syrian people, contradicting the objectives and principles of the UN,” according to a statement read by Mikdad at the Ministry HQ, SANA reported.
“There is still no evidence of the use of chemical weapons by Syria and all the accusations are based on false allegations made by the so-called Syrian Civil Defense Organization (white helmets), which actually appeared through publishing news and videos proved to be false,” Mikdad added.
On the period between January 15 and 17 in 2018, terrorists in Idlib used chemical weapons twice against the advanced Syrian forces, Mikdad said, adding that “our soldiers were attacked by chlorine gas near the town of Hawin to the South of Idlib and the town of Sinjar and that made our soldiers in need for medical treatment.”
Mikdad wondered about the role of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which was designed to control the spread and use of chemical weapons, considering that such an act by the OPCW and the lack of desire of Western countries to take practical measures in response to the use of chemical weapons raise serious questions regarding the direct impact on the activities of international organizations of the United Nations.
He said that OPCW is ineffective when it comes to investigating chemical attacks on the Syrian soil, as the facts collected by it are limited to researches that were published on websites and interviews with witnesses in other countries, while the investigation must be credible and serious and it should be done in the place where the alleged incident occurred.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2018.]

Undercover Israeli Journalist Travels to Germany as Syrian Refugee to 'Join' Islamists

Prominent Israeli journalist Zvi Jecheskeli, who went undercover as a devout Muslim, has revealed how easy it may be for Islamists to pass through Germany's borders and become a "Syrian refugee.”
Jecheskeli spent several years risking his life to film a documentary on the role and influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the streets of Germany, France, Britain and Turkey. While the organization is legal in some countries and has affiliated political parties, its outlawed as a terrorist group in others, including Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Infiltrating the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood is a challenge indeed, as the group is “known for its distrust” of outsiders, whom they would “never” allow a glimpse into their plans, Jecheskeli told Die Welt.

His five-part series, entitled “False Identity,” recently began airing on Israeli Channel 10. The Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, kept close taps on Jecheskeli and wired him with secret cameras and microphones in order to rescue him in case of emergency.

The challenge was to find out whether a Muslim fundamentalist can legally enter Germany and make contacts with fellow Islamists. For his daredevil tour, with the help of acting and retired Mossad agents, he transformed into Sheikh Khaled Abu Salaam, aka Abu Hamsa.

"I wanted to talk about the dangers that Europe is exposed to by radical Islam. I am not bound by the codes of political correctness and can openly speak the truth," Jecheskeli, Israel's best-known expert on the Arab world, told Die Welt.

In his investigation, the 47-year-old journalist, who speaks perfect Arabic, shows how easy it is for the Islamists to smuggle followers to Europe, the newspaper reported. "All you need to get asylum in Germany is a Syrian passport." And that proved to be as easy as pie.

After a tip-off from an intelligence officer, Jecheskeli first made contact with the Syrian community in Istanbul, where he quickly obtained a Syrian passport. The document is said to have cost him only $1,250 and looked "practically genuine."

Just a few days later, the journalist found himself at a facility for Syrian refugees in Berlin. Jecheskeli said none of the refugees he met there had any intention of integrating.

The journalist is lucky: the social worker he meets is a Palestinian, who emigrated to Germany from Gaza in 1978. After a couple of jokes about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Jecheskeli has all the necessary papers, is officially considered a refugee and entitled to social benefits.

"With Allah's help, you are starting a new, Islamic life here," the German social worker with Palestinian roots tells Jecheskeli while giving him advice on how to trick German authorities and bring his family to Europe.

"How do I bring my wife and children here?" Jecheskeli asks. "Actually, you have to wait three years," the man replies. If that’s too long, "just take them across the sea now," the social worker says, offering practical help with planning the illegal voyage.

According to Jecheskeli, Germany is in danger, but the journalist does not mean the threat of Islamist terrorism, according to Die Welt. "No one can really say what political Islam means to Europe," Jecheskeli told the newspaper. In his documentary series, he recalls sermons of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a long-standing member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"Islam will once again dominate the West and Europe," the Egyptian Islamic theologian promised.
More than a million migrants have entered Germany since the refugee crisis erupted in 2015, fueling strong anti-migrant sentiments and protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy. In October of last year, Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian CSU sister party agreed to cap Germany’s intake of asylum seekers at 200,000 a year.

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in December that local communities should be appropriately paid for taking in refugees to reduce social tensions, adding that Germany is becoming “a land of desire” like the US was in the 19th century.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2018.]

‘State Within a State’: Paris Suburb Becomes Recruiting Ground for ISIS

Once branded a 'no-go' zone by authorities, the Paris suburb of Trappes has become a recruiting ground for Islamic State – and ground zero in France’s struggle to integrate Muslims into its staunchly secular state.

What's going on here is treason. When adherents to fundamentalist Islam consider Sharia Law to be above French Law and that religious doctrine is superior to scientific fact we are looking at a situation set to get further out of control in the coming years. These attitudes represent a regressive and oppressive society that has no place in Europe. Civilisation will head backwards if this situation is left unchallenged. The most likely outcome, in terms of fixing this mess, will be armed conflict.

The lesson here is that tolerant secular societies must never be so weak as to accept groups that are based in intolerance, which includes "political Islam". Being too weak in this area could lead to the downfall of nations, and will certainly lead to chaos and mayhem.  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2018.]

They Have To Go Back, AJ+

They broke the law to enter the country, so when law enforcement catches up with them, it's just.

On illegal immigrants in the USA.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2018.]

Steve Hughes - The Liberal Mentality

Steve Hughes is an Australian comedian that has his finger on the pulse when it comes to Liberals/SJW's and their shit! In this rant, Steve breaks down what is happening in the West and the constant attack on our way of life. Taken from an interview with Tom Rhodes, this is an edited version just using Steve's side of the conversation.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2018.]

The Truth About the Black Panther Movie - We Wuz Everybody - Wakanda Now - Why Black Panther's Alt Right & Wakanda's an Ethnostate


Why Black Panther's Alt Right & Wakanda's an Ethnostate:

The Truth About the Black Panther Movie - We Wuz Everybody - Wakanda Now - Why Black Panther's Alt Right & Wakanda's an Ethnostate


Styxhexenhammer666 Explains Why the Alt-Right is Wrong about Ethno-Nationalism: 

The Solution to Rotten Tomatoes Gibs Me Dat 100% Black Panthers #Blaxit:

White People CAN’T WATCH Black Panther?? | Ben Shapiro REACTS to SJW Tweet - Can white kids wear a Black Panther Mask? Uncle Hotep chimes: 

3 reasons Black Panther is the best movie ever! Rotten Tomatoes is fighting back against trolls giving Back Panther a low rating. - Black Panther Actor Faces Backlash for Not Dating Black Women - SJW Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Joins A "Woke" Team of Super-Racists - Black Panther is NOT Diverse but that's Okay: 

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 19th, 2018.]

Sunday, 18 February 2018


"By in or around May 2014, the organization's strategy included interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, with the stated goal of "spread[ing] distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general," the indictment said. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/russi...

H. A. Goodman: Hillary Clinton is unelectable. Only Bernie Sanders can win. 3 minhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQfz5...

Russia didn't materially influence the outcome of the US election. Any impact was miniscule. No evidence was offered by Mueller to show collusion between Trump and agents of Russia to sway the outcome of the election.  

The reality is that HUGE sections of the (very popular) right leaning US alternative media favoured Trump over Clinton and pointed out Hillary's (prosecutable) corruption. The alt media in general, including sections on the left side of politics, outright EXPOSED the DNC rigging of the Democrat primary race that sunk her chances with people who voted for Bernie Sanders. EVERYONE was aware of Hillary's email scandal in which classified material was sent unsecured in a deliberate way (rather than this being simply "criminally negligent" - she ordered her staff to remove classification tags and send unsecure). The email scandal was LEAKED information and NOT a Russian hack. If there was any proof of Russian involvement the NSA or FBI would have the data. Russia was not responsible for any of this.

Trump on the other hand was a celebrity in his own right, and spoke to people who had lost their jobs in the economic downturn and those that were still struggling after Obama's "jobless recovery". To quote from Bill Clinton's campaign in the 90s ... "It's the economy stupid."

Any Russian media influence in the election was negligible. The Mueller probe is simply a strategy to undermine Trump's legitimacy and to vilify Russia as an enemy of the Military Industrial Complex. Trump, regardless of his present foreign policy faults, wanted to forge better relations with Putin, while the neocons, of which Hillary is one, didn't.



Top Comments at You Tube:

What's Up? 2 hours ago (edited)
He didn't collude,. These Russians started in 2014 well before Trump announced his run for office. Social media ran some ads. The money hungry media accepted there money. The media should be up for collusion. They did not vet the advertisers thoroughly. Kerry allowed these people into the U.S. What's up with that? The only collusion is with Hillary and Uranium l to the Russians.
They Trick Mike Flynn, FBI was wiretap Flynn phone and they ask him is he had any contact with Russian. of coarse he lied.. He was talking to the russian ambassador.. That was Mike Flynn job... Every one in the white house probably talked to the russian ambassador..

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2018.]

‘European Politicians Won’t Accept Western World Is at War’: Czech Security Analyst

A military analyst has criticised EU leaders for failing to accept that “the Western world is at war” and warned that Europe will see worse terror attacks committed by Islamic extremists.

“Most politicians do not want to admit that the Western world is at war and should act accordingly… Policy responses are, in most cases, inadequate,” Lukáš Visingr told Czech news channel ČT24.

Mr. Visginr added that the recent period of calm – following the spate of Islamic extremist-inspired terror attacks that included the London Bridge, Manchester, Champs Elysees, Paris, and Barcelona attacks during the summer of 2017 – should not be taken as permanent.

“Informants warn that there are hundreds and thousands of well-trained jihadists in Europe who are ready to carry out attacks,” he said, noting that these Islamic State militants are returning from war zones in the Middle East after facing military defeat.

The security specialist also observed that terror attacks hitherto have mostly been carried out by “keen amateurs; they were not people who had special training from ‘professional’ terrorists like the Islamic State”.

“When this new generation [of returning, trained Islamic State militants] begins attacking, I think that we are in for much worse things.”
“I am convinced that there will be large-scale Islamic extremist attacks in Europe,” Visginr warned.

The defence analyst then hit back at the news presenter’s criticism that to profile Europe’s growing Muslim population is unfair and “nonsense”.

“I do not think it’s nonsense,” Visginr said. “The fact is that the Muslim community, although many of its members do not have a radical inclination, is a community from which the threat is coming.”

A similar assessment was made this month by defence analysts Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) in a report that said the terror threat will increase in 2018 as foreign jihadists return to Europe with advanced knowledge learnt whilst fighting with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2018.]

Another Mass Shooting and Again this Certain Thing Will Be Ignored [Anti-Depressants]

In the 1980s we had all the same guns as today and yet the first and only school shooting was in 1989 and it was by an adult not a student, which resulted in the Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989. From 1990 to 1999 there were 24 mass shootings with 5 School Shootings. Fat forward, in just the past 7years and two months there have been 44 mass shootings



[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2018.]

Democrats All Agree with Trump’s Immigration Plan! 😆

Editor's Note: Of course all of this apparent hypocrisy is really just evidence that the Dems were simply paying the issue lip service, with no real intentions of doing anything, which they didn't. Case in point, Hillary says in the video clips that she does "think you do have to control your borders" and was in favor of a "build the physical barrier" (AKA build the wall) policy. However, Wikileaks revealed that in private Clinton stated, "My Dream Is a Hemispheric Common Market with Open Trade and Open Borders."

As was revealed in a candid moment a few years ago by another anti-trumper, Chris Matthews: 'Let's face it,' Democrats want illegal immigrants for the votes. With the population as it currently stands, the Democrats have lost the argument in this country as it pertains to the fundamental tenets of secular, globalist, liberalism. Since the 60's, any strides progressivism has made in the US has been due to backlash at bad governance by conservatives, but the past 30 years has demonstrated that the American people prefer center-right ideas over the ideology of the Democratic Party.

The most glaring evidence of this, is the Demonrats insistence on giving illegals preference over American citizens. The reason they do this is clear. The demographics prove that bringing in large amounts of Hispanics as well as third-world immigrants, who by and large vote for failed big government policies, as epitomized by the collapse of socialist Venezuela, is a huge gain for the Democrats. Trump is right that illegal immigrants voting is a real issue, just as anchor babies voting is another, and DACA recipients being legalized and getting voting rights is yet another. Well, these are not real issues of concern if you are a Democrat, because if the native population has seen through your bullshit, then just replace them with others who have not gotten the memo yet!

Democrats All Agree with Trump’s Immigration Plan! 😆

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2018.]

WATCH as Trump Supporters In Iowa Blow Every Single One Of CNN’s Narratives Out Of The Water

The problem with those living in the mainstream media bubble is that there's this thing called the Internet. Trump supporters looking at material online will find criticism of things like Russia-gate, and media can't do anything to stop it. This is why, along with the poor state of the US economy, and Trump's celebrity status, he won the election.  

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2018.]

Alabama Prosecutor, Sheriff Threaten to Put More People in Prison in Order to Keep Seizing Massive Amounts of Property

Lawmakers are considering eliminating the authority of Alabama police and prosecutors to seize and keep citizens' property and money without actually convicting them of any crimes.
Unsurprisingly, prosecutors and sheriffs in Alabama would like to keep the gravy train going. But they're surprisingly blunt in admitting that they're in it for the money.
In Alabama, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors rake in millions each year through state and federal asset forfeiture programs, seizing people's property and keeping it for themselves, often without ever convicting anybody of an underlying crime.

recent study showed that in a quarter of all civil forfeiture cases in Alabama, no underlying charges are ever filed, and in more than 40 percent of all civil forfeiture cases, the underlying crimes revolved around marijuana. Due to lax state reporting requirements, it's not even clear how extensively local police are turning to civil asset forfeiture.
In January two Republican lawmakers introduced legislation that would require that prosecutors actually convict people of crimes in order to keep their stuff. It would put the burden on the state to prove that the property they want to seize is connected to a crime, rather than for the defendant to prove their innocence. It would move the proceeds of forfeiture to the state's general fund to eliminate the profit incentive for police and prosecutors to try to seize whatever they could get their hands on. And it would close a loophole that would forbid local law enforcement agencies from bypassing restrictions by participating in the federal "equitable sharing" Department of Justice forfeiture program.
On Monday, the head of the Alabama District Attorney's Association and the Alabama Sheriffs Association teamed up with an op-ed that urges against reforms to asset forfeiture. Much of the commentary is similar to other misleading defenses of civil asset forfeiture that we've seen. The commentary insists that "Law enforcement uses civil asset forfeiture only to go after criminals, and state law already guarantees a process that is clear and fair for any person to challenge forfeiture in court. State law also provides built-in safeguards that protect the property of those who have committed no crime."
The commentary here completely, deliberately ignores that because this process takes place in a "civil" system, challenging forfeiture requires people to pay for attorneys themselves. Yet, a good half of the forfeiture cases analyzed by a report put the total value of the seizure at less than $1,500, making the prospect of hiring an attorney to fight back a difficult proposition. And the commentary fails to note that the legal standard to seize somebody's property in a civil system is a threshold far lower than getting them convicted of a crime. The system is purposefully designed to be able to take somebody's stuff without actually proving that they are "criminals."

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2018.]

Cancer: Monsanto Knew Glyphosate Could Cause it

Mike Papantonio and Author Carey Gillam discuss her new book which reveals how Monsanto viciously worked to cover-up the fact that their weed-killer could cause cancer.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 18th, 2018.]

Saturday, 17 February 2018

BOMBSHELL UN DOSSIER UN Aid Workers Raped 60,000 People as it’s Claimed Organisation Employs 3,300 Paedophiles

A WHISTLE blower has claimed UN staff could have carried out 60,000 rapes in the last decade as aid workers indulge in sex abuse unchecked around the world.
The claim is in a bombshell dossier that former senior United Nations official Andrew Macleod handed over to DFID Secretary Priti Patel last year.

In it, Professor Macleod also estimated there are 3,300 paedophiles working for the world body’s various agencies alone.

Thousands more “predatory” sex abusers specifically target aid charity jobs to get close to vulnerable women and children.

And there has been an “endemic” cover-up of the sickening crimes for two decades, with those who attempt to blow the whistle just getting fired.

Sharing his dossier with The Sun, Prof MacLeod last night warned that the spiralling abuse scandal was on the same scale as the Catholic Church’s.

The respected academic said: “There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with paedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt nobody will ask what you’re up to.

“You have the impunity to do whatever you want.

“It is endemic across the aid industry across the world”.

“The system is at fault, and should have stopped this years ago.”

Professor MacLeod worked as an aid boss for the UN all over the world, including high profile jobs in the Balkans, Rwanda and Pakistan – where he was chief of operations of the UN’s Emergency Coordination Centre.

He is campaigning for far tougher checks on aid workers in the field as well as the abusers among them to be brought to justice, and wants the UK to lead the fight.

The professor’s grim 60,000 figure is based on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s admission last year that UN peacekeepers and civilian staff abused 311 victims in just one 12 month period over 2016.

The UN also admits that the likely true number of cases reported against its staff is double that, as figures outside of war zones are not centrally collated.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 17th, 2018.]