Not “Ridiculous Nonsense” Anymore: Yes, British Intelligence and Others Did Spy on Trump Campaign Using the 14 Eyes Program

by Scott Creighton

After listening to a month’s worth of the complicit media yelling their outrage at Sean Spicer, Devin Nunes, Judge Napolitano, Donald Trump and all the other “conspiracy theorists” (myself included) who dared suggest it was even slightly possible that British intelligence agencies used the 5 Eyes program to spy on the Trump campaign staff in the lead-up to the election and then share that information with the Obama administration (who at the time was working as a surrogate for the Hillary team) today we have confirmation that, yes, GCHQ and other British intel services did in fact spy on team Trump and share the information they collected with Obama. And it predates the “Russian hacking” bull crap.

The narrative being sculpted is that the Brits were simply assisting in the ongoing investigation into the “Russian hacking” story but the truth is, their intel dates back to late 2015… long before the “Russian hacking” narrative.

The Guardian, who broke this story, say “It is understood that GCHQ was at no point carrying out a targeted operation against Trump or his team or proactively seeking information..” and that is it in terms of providing any substantial evidence at all that they weren’t deliberately targeting the Trump campaign staff during the election process looking for juicy info they could feed Obama and American intelligence services to use against him in the election.

Turns out, a number of foreign agencies had their hands in the effort to thwart the Trump candidacy and Russia wasn’t one of them.

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New Zealand Using Same CNN “Unemployed = Junkie” Propaganda to Justify Neoliberal Flexible Workforce Policies

by Scott Creighton

(just a quick note)

A reader, flyinggabriel, left us a link in yesterday’s article that shows how New Zealand is also trying to use the addiction “crisis” in their country to justify Big Business hiring cheap foreign labor via the “refugee crisis”. Yesterday I wrote about how CNN was saying businesses in America are having to hire illegals and refugees because American job seekers are junkies.

The New Zealand government, with the enthusiastic help of the corporate MSM, have just trotted out the exact same accusation to justify it’s open-door immigration policy ie; that domestic workers can’t pass a drug test. (The failure rate is around 1%) Coincidence? I don’t think so.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/89858196/bill-english-says-employers-are-regularly-telling-him-that-kiwis-cant-pass-drug-tests
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/89876945/bill-english-claims-about-kiwi-jobseekers-using-drugs-not-backed-by-data

At a time when people at least started to understand what addiction was as opposed to thinking it was all about a lack of character on behalf of those who suffer from it, this latest developing trend of propaganda promises to set recovery sciences back a decade or so. Obviously this is not the reason business wishes to hire cheap labor, either via illegal immigration or by bringing in refugees by the tens of thousands to further cripple the wage structure.

What’s more, by blaming the “junkies” for this hiring trend, the implication is that when you see an unemployed citizen of the nation, your friend, your neighbor, your family member, it’s “probably because they’re junkies” and that is horrendously dismissive.

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CNN Says It’s OK for Business to Hire Nothing But Refugees Because Americans are Junkies

by Scott Creighton

This morning on CNN they did a 20 minute segment about how businesses in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and elsewhere are hiring more and more refugees because, as they put it, American job-seekers are addicts.

This is remarkably obtuse propaganda. Even by the segment’s own inflated numbers of job-seekers who flunked pre-employment drug screenings (20% according to Sterling Technologies) they report that 80% of job-seekers passed the drug tests yet when they showed the inside of the manufacturing facility the owner proudly stated 100% of the workers on the floor were Syrian.

Truth is, refugees are cheaper than American workers. Businesses don’t have to pay certain benefits for them and I am sure they get some kind of tax-breaks for hiring refugees. Plus, they will work for less and put up with more.

That’s what explains the 100% refugee staff on that shop floor. It has nothing to do with Americans being junkies.

CNN had also just done a segment where GE’s CEO talked about his opposition to Trump growing more and more vocal. He opposed his travel ban and Trump’s position on the “Global Warming” hoax but mostly, he didn’t like the new president’s position on cheap illegal immigrant labor, though he didn’t put it quite that way.

The CNN interviewer didn’t bother asking the CEO if he had a problem with Trump looking to walk back the build-up of the New Cold War since that would cost GE, a major defense contractor, a lot of money.

But of course, his main problem with Trump was his stance on illegal immigration. i.e. “cheap labor”

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No, Gen. Flynn did Not Ask for an Immunity Deal (full statement from Robert Kelner)

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Now if you want too see what a real immunity deal looks like, just go back to the FBI’s “investigation” of Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private server to keep her crimes from becoming public record. That’s what an immunity deal looks like. And that one is real.

The Mockingbird press are beside themselves this morning saying Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Gen. M. Flynn, has “requested immunity from prosecution” in exchange for his testimony before the new Senate Intelligence Witch Hunt Committee. That is absolutely fake news. Its a deliberate, bold-faced lie.

Below you will find the actual statement released by Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner.

The text of the unsigned statement is as follows:

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Frankenstein Vs Mocking-Mothra: How Morning Joe Justified their War Against Trump and their Hatred of Democracy

by Scott Creighton

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The other day Mika Brzeninski let it slip that she believes her job is to control what you think. That is partially true. The other aspect of her job, the one she is paid considerably well for, is to lie, spin and obfuscate about various political figures on behalf of her owners and the “national interests” they represent.

Today the MSM news outlets do anything but reporting news. They are weapons of mass destruction targeting whatever they are told to target like pit-bulls raised by animals to fight whatever is put in front of them on their behalf.

Joe Scarborough said as much this morning when talking about, of all things, President Donald Trump.

Though Trump has been a target of the vitriol of the complicit media for the past 6 months or so, let us not forget… they made him.

During the Republican primary season the MSM provided him with record amounts of coverage which was unlike anything ever seen before in presidential campaigns. One organization tallied the amount of free press they gave him and estimated the equivalent airtime if he had to pay for it would have cost his campaign something like 2 billion dollars. They would literally show empty podiums waiting for Trump to speak at some rally someplace for hours while the commentators chatting, often favorably, about candidate Trump. This went on and on throughout the Republican primary and only ended after Hillary Clinton stole the nomination from Sanders. And then, it was a completely different story.

Once the general election took off, Trump suddenly became a raving:

  1. liar
  2. racist
  3. mysoginist
  4. tax cheat
  5. xenophobe
  6. and Russian agent (traitor)

The turn was instantaneous and quite obviously orchestrated from someplace high above feeding the same talking points, day after day, to the press in order to INFLUENCE OUR ELECTION.

What is it that we accused the Russians of doing? I can’t remember…

The turn was so clearly choreographed it became obvious very quickly when you considered all the time they spend promoting him, that they did that so that Hillary could beat him. They built him up so they could tear him down.

Now he’s become Frankenstein’s monster and the masters of the universe who backed Clinton in her bid to occupy the Oval Office are having to unleash Mocking-Mothra to bring him down.

Pardon the reference to the old stylized films of the 60s if you will. Maybe it will make sense in the end. Let’s see.

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Congress Votes to Free Up Big Business To Spy on You and Sell Your Most Private Data To Anyone Without Your Consent

by Scott Creighton

The “internet of everything” is big business. It’s big business, big opportunity and big control. It’s Big Brother. Today’s news exposes something awful. Not only are our congress-critters allowing for Big Business to turn everything you consider private into a commodity, but the fact is… THEY ALREADY DO IT.

Organizations like EFF are busy sending out mailers asking for donations so they can fight “the dismantling of broadband privacy” rules created back during the last moments of the Obama administration. Seems like a noble fight, doesn’t it? Accept, you never had those protections in the first place. Not during the Obama administration anyway.

The FCC’s rule titled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services,” 81 Fed. Reg. 87274 (PDF), was put in place after a long fight on Dec. 2nd, 2016. It was set to go into effect on Dec. 4, 2017… long after the Trumpster was elected and his corrupt gaggle of neoliberal destroyers he calls his “administration” had plenty of time to undo the rule. A year in fact.

“The FCC rules were put in place in 2016 to prevent consumers’ private and sensitive information automatically getting into the hands of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon…. That rule is scheduled to go into effect on December 4, 2017.” RT

That RT evaluation of the rule is a bit misleading. It prevented these companies from monitizing your very personal information, not from collecting it. And it only prevented them from selling your most personal information IF YOU TOLD THEM THEY COULDN’T.

They have been collecting it since the USA Freedom Act and CISA went into effect. This rule was ONLY set to make sure customers had a choice to opt-out of the monitization part, essentially keeping Big Telecom from turning more of a profit on the data (more meaning, they are already paid by the government to collect and store said information for the purposes of “national security”)

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The Feuding Kleptocrats

by Chris Hedges from Common Dreams

The Trump kleptocrats are political arsonists. They are carting cans of gasoline into government agencies and Congress to burn down any structure or program that promotes the common good and impedes corporate profit.

They ineptly have set themselves on fire over Obamacare, but this misstep will do little to halt the drive to, as Stephen Bannon promises, carry out the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” Donald Trump’s appointees are busy diminishing or dismantling the agencies they were named to lead and the programs they are supposed to administer. That is why they were selected. Rex Tillerson at the State Department, Steven Mnuchin at the Treasury Department, Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection Agency, Rick Perry at the Department of Energy, Tom Price at Health and Human Services, Ben Carson at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Betsy DeVos at the Department of Education are eating away the foundations of democratic institutions like gigantic termites. And there is no force inside government that can stop them…

The kleptocrats, whatever their differences, are united by one overriding fear. They fear large numbers of people will become wise to their kleptocracy and revolt. They fear the mob. They fear revolution, the only mechanism left that can rid us of these parasites…

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