Independent From What? – “America voted Trump into the White House and though he seemed independent, he also seems to have been eaten alive by the Deep State and the war machine. Independence appears to mean, first of all, not relying on entrenched power blocks for your lives and livelihoods, the ability to make your own decisions, to reap the fruit of your own labor. Has America been further away from that at any time since 1776 than it is today?” – Raúl Ilargi Meijer
Eagle-meets-Bear and the Syria tug-of-war – “Trump and Putin are likely to discuss the tricky situation in southern Syria when they meet; while the US president says he wants US forces back home, the CIA, Pentagon and Israel may be happier to see them stay so the war-torn state remains unstable” – Pepe Escobar
Trump Considering War on Venezuela? – “When a war secretary nicknamed “mad dog” is considered a Trump regime moderate, the world community should tremor. James Mattis may be the only restraint against greater aggression than already. Perhaps all hell could break loose if he’s replaced. Venezuela’s economic crisis was made in the USA, a diabolical plot to replace social democracy with fascist tyranny, along with Washington gaining control over the nation’s oil reserves, the world’s largest. AP News discussed none of this in its report. Nor have other Western media scoundrels explained it, blaming Venezuela for US high crimes committed against the country – a regime change scheme by making its economy scream, mindless of the human cost.” – Stephen Lendman
CNN Host Proclaims ‘National Emergency’ – “Our media have shunned any notion of objectivity under Trump. Activists like Brian Stelter keep urging top editors to oppose, rebel and resist, and they wonder why their own approval ratings continue to sink lower, and lower, and lower.” – L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
Gang shootings, rapes and no-go zones? Government blamed as Sweden battles crime wave – “The centre-left government in Stockholm has been facing a backlash over the recent crime wave — and the elephant in the room is migration.” – RT
Babies – “The babies are waking up. The babies are growing up. Soon the babies won’t be babies anymore. Soon the babies will be able to tell their own stories. True stories. What will happen to those gears then? What will happen to the machines they power? The answer to that question is why the rich have been fighting so hard for so long to sing the old lullabies, and keep the babies asleep.” – Caitlin Johnstone – GOOD ARTICLE FROM CAITLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VIDEO: THIS IS THE CESSPOOL THAT IS MAXINE WATERS’ DISTRICT – “Maxine Waters District 43 is the worst in LA. She’s been an elected official since 1990 and her district looks like hell. Of course she doesn’t live there she lives in a multi-million dollar mansion outside of her district. Shameful.” – Red Nation Rising
If You’ve Nothing to Hide,You Should Welcome Google’s New Surveillance System – “This viewpoint graphically represents what is going on inside of China courtesy of Google.The personal spy system of surveillance, in China, is called the social credit system.” – Dave Hodges
Tell Congress, President Trump, and the Office of Management and Budget: Supplements Aren’t Drugs! – “The Trump administration has proposed merging the food safety duties of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into a new Federal Food Safety Program under the USDA. Supplements, along with drugs, devices, biologics, tobacco, and cosmetics, would be regulated by the renamed “Federal Drug Administration.” ” – ANH-USA
Donald Trump and the U.S. Piggy Bank – “Unhappiness with the use of the U.S. dollar as the world currency is felt by many nations. Since it gives the U.S. ability to borrow from the rest of the world to finance its economic expansion abroad and at home, American authorities are not looking to change a system that works to their advantage. The U.S. has been a net borrower from the rest of the world since the mid-1980s. You might say the U.S. has been using the rest of the world as a piggy bank ever since.” – Duncan Cameron
VERSE FOR THE DAY
Psalm 55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
IMAGE FOR THE DAY