TBR News August 6, 2017

Aug 06 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., August 6 , 2017:” Global warming has raised global sea level about 8 inches since 1880, and the rate of rise is accelerating.

Rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges.

A Climate Central analysis finds the odds of “century” or worse floods occurring  are on track to double or more, over widespread areas of the U.S.

These increases threaten an enormous amount of damage. Across the country, nearly 5 million people live in 2.6 million homes at less than 4 feet above high tide — a level lower than the century flood line for most locations analyzed. And compounding this risk, scientists expect roughly a 2 to 7 more feet of sea level rise within the next seven to ten years.

More than half of the area of 40 large cities (population over 50,000) is less than 10 feet above the high tide line, from Virginia Beach and Miami (the largest affected), down to Hoboken, N.J. (smallest). Twenty-seven of the cities are in Florida, where one-third of all current housing sits below the critical line — including 85 percent in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Each of these counties is more threatened than any whole state outside of Florida – and each sits on bedrock filled with holes, rendering defense by seawalls or levees almost impossible.

By the metric of most people living on land less than 10 ft above the high tide line, New York City is most threatened in the long run, with a low-lying population count of more than 700,000. Sixteen other cities, including New Orleans, La.; Norfolk, Va.; Stockton, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Jacksonville, Fla.; are on the list of places with more than 100,000 people below the line. (Much of New Orleans is already below sea level, but is protected, but only at today’s levels, by levees.)”

Table of Contents

  • Rise of the machines
  • ‘Nissan, you made us mad’: union promises to fight Mississippi defeat
  • Syrian army pushes IS out of last stronghold in Homs
  • U.S. Justice Department not looking to charge journalists for leaks: official
  • Department of Defense Domestic Military Order – Counterinsurgency Overview
  • Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al-Jazeera
  • Plans Underway for Construction of Third Temple in Jerusalem

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TBR News August 5, 2017

Aug 05 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., August 5 , 2017: “MERS claims to be a privately-held company and their function is keeping track of a confidential electronic registry of mortgages and the modifications to servicing rights and ownership of the loans.  However, if you dig deeper into MERS and their shareholders you will find the same crony bankers that have led our economy off the financial cliff.  Shareholders include AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, WaMu, CitiMortgage, Countrywide, GMAC, Guaranty Bank, and Merrill Lynch.  It is a stunner how these same players show up in every financial war we have been dealing with.

MERS was founded in 1995 under the pretext that it would lower the cost of recording an assignment of ownership in county land records.  By the way, as someone that has bought property in multiple states the filing fee is the lowest cost in acquiring a home.  If you cannot afford the tiny fee in recording the deed then you probably shouldn’t be buying a home.  The reality of course is MERS allowed for the mortgage backed security business to explode since it allowed mortgages to be shipped off to Wall Street to be minced into tiny tranches and sold off by the big investment banks to pensions, foreign investors, retail investors, and everyone else that wanted a piece of the mortgage bubble.”

Table of Contents

  • Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked?
  • Has Seymour Hersh Debunked ‘Russia-gate’?
  • ROUGH TRANSCRIPT: Seymour Hersh on Seth Rich.
  • Alan A. Shapiro
  • US sanctions on Russia could endanger energy security for EU
  • What’s Worse: Trump’s Campaign Agenda or Empowering Generals and CIA Operatives to Subvert it?
  • Netanyahu’s former aide turns state’s witness in bribery cases
  • The Anna Frank Diary Fraud
  • Mecca, ruled by House of Saud, should belong to all Muslims

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TBR News August 4, 2017

Aug 04 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., August 4, 2017:” Like volcanologists contemplating the underground rumblings of Yellowstone, sociologists and historians are contemplating the growing global political pressures.

That overpopulation is driving the latter is beyond a doubt and also beyond a doubt, there will be major eruptions in the near future.

Rising sea levels endanger human development near the coastal areas of the world and altered weather patterns are seriously interfering with food production.

All of this is entirely predictable but no one knows when the eruptions will happen.

But idiot bloggers rush to proclaim whatever fantasies they have dreamt up when their Prozac has worn off and politically slanted news sites point here and there.

Be entertained and be sure to stock up on food and ammunition.”

Table of Contents

  • Groupthink at the CIA
  • Conversatons with the Crow
  • ‘Classified info, influence peddling, cover-ups’: More Clinton emails brought to light
  • Congress heads into break with Republican promises unfulfilled
  • The Sport of Plutocrats
  • Jared Kushner’s Pro-Israel Bias Is Nothing New for U.S. Mideast Envoys — It’s Just the Most Blatant
  • The Marriage of Evil
  • Donald Trump backs ‘devastating’ curb of legal immigration
  • China, India struggle to put a lid on their border row involving Bhutan
  • Is India turning its nuclear focus toward China?

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TBR News August 3, 2017

Aug 03 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., August 3 , 2017:”The basic problem with any government agency is its frantic desire to expand, to control, to get more fundings from Congress and, most important, to squash rivals agencies (who are doing the same thing) In the US, the lead power-grabber is the CIA. They were set up in 1948 by Harry Truman to be a global information agency that would give him private briefings. Truman did this because he felt the US Army was feeding him inaccurate information. But like Topsy, the CIA growed and now it is an arrogant aggregation of self-important people who do as they choose and interfere in every level of government. Eventually, they get too powerful but woe to the President who threatens their existence. John Kennedy started to break them up and the had him killed so no other President dares to tamper with the Langley Louts.”

 

Table of Contents

  • Sanctions, smoke and mirrors from a kindergarten on LSD
  • Russian gas pipelines to go ahead despite U.S. sanctions
  • Dumbo: WikiLeaks reveals CIA system to take over webcams, microphones
  • Under Trump, a Hollowed-Out Force in Syria Quickly Lost C.I.A. Backing
  • CIA Front Organizations

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TBR News August 2, 2017

Aug 02 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., August 2 , 2017: “US Military Casualties 1950-present

  • Korean War 1950–1953 128,650
  • S.S.R. Cold War 1947–1991 44
  • China Cold War 1950–1972 16
  • Vietnam War 1955–1975 211,454
  • 1958 Lebanon crisis 1958 7+  
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion 1961 4
  • Dominican Republic 1965–1966 330
  • Iran 1980 12
  • El Salvador Civil War 1980–1992 0
  • Beirut deployment 1982–1984 0
  • Persian Gulf escorts 1987–1988 0
  • Invasion of Grenada 1983 0
  • 1986 Bombing of Libya 2
  • Invasion of Panama 1989 0
  • Gulf War 1990–1991 1,143
  • ‘Operation Provide Comfort’ 1991-1996 23
  • Somalia 1992–1993 0
  • Haiti 1994–1995 0
  • Colombia 1994–present 0
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina 1995–2004 0
  • NATO bombing of Yugoslavia 1999 22+
  • Iraq War 2003–2011 36,710
  • Afghanistan War 2001–present 35,904

 

Table of Contents

  • The End of Globalism
  • Collateral Damage
  • Republicans urge Trump to keep critical health subsidies for low-income people
  • Can this marriage be saved? Relationship between Trump, Senate GOP hits new skids.
  • Other times, other problems
  • Toward an ‘America First’ foreign policy

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TBR News August 1, 2017

Aug 01 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., August 1 , 2017: “The Center of International Studies, paid for and controlled entirely by the CIA, was set up at MIT in 1951 and other such entities followed at major, and some minor, universities and colleges across the country. Most universities terminated their working arrangements with the CIA but not before an entire generation of willing academics sold their services to the CIA. An inspection of an existing list of academics who worked for the CIA reads like a Who’s Who of the academic world.

By 1971, both the CIA and FBI were heavily engaged in domestic surveillance programs in the United States. These programs grew to be so pervasive and oppressive that in 1971, FBI director Hoover, alarmed at the degree and extent of illegal surveillance, balked at extending the cooperation of his agency any further and was instrumental in causing these enormous internal spy operations to collapse, at least insofar as CIA participation was concerned. Without Hoover’s FBI to assist them, the CIA programs began to wither and die and even James Angleton’s program to open, read and copy first class mail, a serious felony, was exposed and Angleton fired in 1976.

The domestic surveillance programs now in place are conducted by more than one agency and, in theory at least, are all-inclusive.

Every citizen of the United States is supposed to possess a Social Security card and the number on this card is the key used to unlock all the areas where sensitive personal information on all citizens is stored. The computer has simplified not only record keeping but also surveillance activities. Everything pertaining to a citizen is kept in computer files and the government, and some private agencies who work with the government, have unlimited and unrestricted access to these computer files.

Birth and death records, highly personal and often potentially embarrassing medical files, bank accounts, criminal files, credit card records that indicate travel and purchases, tax records, ownership of cars, planes, boats and real estate, credit bureau reports, Social Security and other official agency material and dozens of other records that are the sum and total of the population of the United States are all quickly available to interested officialdom through the offices of the computer systems.

It is no longer possible to fly commercially domestically without producing photo identification and all of this data is made available to various agencies via the computer

Even the television set in the living room (or often more interestingly, the bedroom) can be used as a surveillance device. It is a well-known fact that the functions of the AM and FM units found in all television set can be reversed and the set can be used as a transmitter, even when it is turned off.

None of this is done in a secret location in Washington but is accomplished at the subject’s local cable head. It should be noted that this wonderfully Orwellian program only works if the victim is connected to a television cable system, one of the best reasons for using a satellite disk. Contrary to rumor, the set can only be used for audio transmission, not visual, so bedroom activities can only be heard, not seen.

Not even the fax machine is secure because the technology exists, and is used, to have copies of faxed documents sent directly into a federal office at the same time they are being printed out at the recipient’s home or office.

While it is quite true that the American public are constantly subject to observations like ants in a glass ant farm, they should comfort themselves with the knowledge that this is for their own welfare and certainly not a manifestation of a burgeoning police state.”

Table of Contents

  • Shall We Fight Them All?
  • Assumption of US dominance in the world has ended, inevitable imperial decline is looming
  • Lesson for Trump: Hardball Against Senators Is a Game He Can Lose
  • Who is John Kelly, Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff?
  • SECRECY NEWS
  • Thousands Died in Opioid Crisis While Trump Commission Stalled on Delivering Crucial Report
  • Streets of London hit by rise in homeless sleeping rough
  • Tampa Bay’s coming storm

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TBR News July 31, 2017

Jul 31 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., July 31, 2017: “Prior to the event of printed, and later television, media, it was not difficult for the world’s power elites and the governments they controlled, to see that unwelcome and potentially dangerous information never reached the masses of people under their control. Most of the general public in more distant times were completely illiterate and received their news from their local priest or from occasional gossip from travelers.

The admixture of kings, princes and clergy had an iron control over what their subject could, or could not hear. During the Middle Ages and even into the more liberal Renaissance, universities were viewed with suspicion and those who taught, or otherwise expressed, concepts that were anathema to the concept of feudalism were either killed outright in public or permanently banished. Too-liberal priests were silenced by similar methods. If Papal orders for silence were not followed, priests could, and were, put to the torch as an example for others to note.

However, with the advent of the printing press and a growing literacy in the population, the question of informational control was less certain and with the growing movements in Europe and the American colonies for less restriction and more public expression, the power elites found it necessary to find the means to prevent unpleasant information from being proclaimed throughout their lands and unto all the inhabitants thereof.

The power elites realized that if they could not entirely prevent inconvenient and often dangerous facts to emerge and threaten their authority, their best course was not censorship but to find and develop the means to control the presentation and publication of that they wished to keep entirely secret.

The first method was to block or prevent the release of dangerous material by claiming that such material was a matter of important state security and as such, strictly controlled. This, they said, was not only for their own protection but also the somewhat vague but frightening concept of the security of their people.

The second method was, and has been, to put forth disinformation that so distorts and confuses actual facts as to befuddle a public they see as easily controlled, naïve and gullible.

The mainstream American media which theoretically was a balance against governmental corruption and abuses of power, quickly became little more than a mouthpiece for the same government they were supposed to report on. In the latter part of the nineteenth century, most American newspapers were little better than Rupert Mudoch’s modern tabloids, full of sound and fury, and signifying nothing but during the First World War, President Wilson used the American entry into the First World War as an excuse for setting up controls over the American public. Aside from setting up government control over food distribution, the railroads, much industry involved in war production, he also established a powerful propganda machine coupled with a national informant system that guaranteed his personal control. In 1918, citing national security, Wilson arrested and imprisoned critical news reporters and threatened to shut down their papers.

Wilson was a wartime president and set clear precedents that resonated very loudly with those who read history and understood its realities.

During the Second World War, Franklin Roosevelt, another wartime leader, was not as arrogant or highhanded as Wilson (whose empire fell apart after the end of the war that supported it) but he set up informational controls that exist to the present time. And after Roosevelt, and the war, passed into history, the government in the United States created a so-called cold war with Soviet Russia, instead of Hitler’s Germany, as the chief enemy.

Control of the American media then fell into the hands of the newly-formed Central Intelligence Agency who eventually possessed an enormous, all-encompassing machine that clamped down firmly on the national print, and later television media, with an iron hand in a velvet glove. Media outlets that proved to be cooperative with CIA propaganda officials were rewarded for their loyalty and cooperation with valuable, and safe, news and the implication was that enemies of the state would either be subject to scorn and derision and that supporters of the state and its policies would receive praise and adulation.

The methodology of a controlled media has a number of aspects which, once clearly understood, renders its techniques and goals far less effective.

Mainstream media sources (especially newspapers) are notorious for reporting flagrantly dishonest and unsupported news stories on the front page, then quietly retracting those stories on the very back page when they are caught. In this case, the point is to railroad the lie into the collective consciousness. Once the lie is finally exposed, it is already too late, and a large portion of the population will not notice or care when the truth comes out.

A good example of this would be the collusion of the mainstream media with the Bush administration to convince the American public after 9/11 that Iraq had WMDs, even though no concrete evidence existed to prove it. George W. Bush’s eventual admission that there had never been any WMDs in Iraq (except chemical weapons which the U.S. actually sold to Saddam under the Reagan / Bush administration) was lightly reported or glazed over by most mainstream news sources.

The core reason behind a war that killed over a million people was proven to be completely fraudulent, yet I still run into people today who believe that Iraq had nukes.”

 

Table of Contents

  • Robert Mueller, Conspiracy Theorist
  • Should AIPAC Register as a Foreign Agent?
  • What will be the ramifications of Putin’s order to reduce US embassy staff?
  • ‘Kleptocracy’ charge leveled at Donald Trump
  • Russia Says New U.S. Sanctions Forced It to Respond
  • America’s Carbon-Pusher in Chief

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TBR News July 30, 2017

Jul 30 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2017: “It is painfully obvious that Donald Trump has no diplomatic skills whatsoever. He loves to antagonize people, regardless of possible consequences, orders rather than consult, changes his mind more often than most women do, indulges in gross behavior as when he told off-color stories to a large meeting of Boy Scouts and never seems to slow down to take the trouble to govern. If he keeps up in his overbearing ways, it is to be seriously doubted if he will still be in office when his term there expires. He is disillusioning and angering all of the US allies in Europe with his posturing and bellicosity and now France, Germany and Russia are seriously considering a political and economic union that would seriously damage American influence in Europe. In short, if Trump does not maintain an even course and refuses to seek consensus rather than blind obedience, he walked off the end of a very short pier.”

 

Table of Contents

  • The Observer view on Donald Trump’s unfitness for office

Observer editorial

  • Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself
  • Trump threatens to end insurance payments if no healthcare bill
  • Exclusive: Majority of Americans want Congress to move on from healthcare reform – Reuters/Ipsos poll
  • War on weed: Veterans’ access to medical marijuana blocked by Republicans
  • Bacteria as a weapon of warfare
  • Saudi Arabia says calls for internationalization of holy sites ‘a declaration of war’
  • Men under 50 barred from Jerusalem holy site again
  • The Great Majority of Jews Today Have No Historical or Ethnic Relationship to Palestine
  • March of Folly to Crisis on Temple Mount
  • Kaczynski’s reckless confrontation course

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TBR News July 29, 2017

Jul 29 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., July 29, 2017: “If, as they say, Trump cut a deal with the Russians to normalize relations if they helped him in his election campaign, for him to renege on his agreement would be to see WikiLeaks release a flood of intercepts that would probably result in his impeachment.

Today, the Russians are not an aggressive military menace but in the intelligence game, they are far, far superior to the US.

The one point not raised in the howlings about the release of the Podesta documents that did so much damage to the DNC is whether or not the documents were genuine.

There is no doubt they are genuine and any released material that would strongly negate public views on Trump would also be genuine.

Trump should take a leaf from the workbook of the Mafia. If they give they word, they keep it.

‘False in one thing, false in everything.’”

 

Table of Contents

  • Trump to sign Russia sanctions, Moscow retaliates
  • Spicer, Priebus exits highlight Donald Trump’s dangerous demand for fealty
  • With the European Union Livid, Congress Pushes Forward on Sanctions Against Russia, Iran and North Korea
  • Trade war? EU ready for economic counter-sanctions if US anti-Russia bill signed – top officials
  • Economics first: ‘US Congress clearly targets Nord Stream-2’
  • Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself
  • North Korea tests another ICBM, claims all of U.S. in strike range
  • Hipster-bashing in California: angry residents fight back against gentrification
  • CalExit II Approved to Gather Signatures for Right to Secede
  • U.S. government ordered to solve ‘Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’
  • The CIA and Press Coverups
  • Talk of sea border with Britain riles vulnerable May’s Northern Irish allies
  • Orange Order: Protestants told not to use ‘RIP’ as it is Catholic superstition

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TBR News July 28, 2017

Jul 28 2017

The Voice of the White House

Washington, D.C., July 28, 2017: “Governments, like individuals, are chronically in need of money to operate. This funding comes from diverse sources in the main taxes raised from the population. But in a democratic state, these funds are controlled and accountable.

It would be, as it is in the United States, quite acceptable for the government to loot the Social Security and federal pension funds until all that remains to the eye of the beneficiaries is a hollow facade, only awaiting a strong windstorm to collapse. However, it is another matter entirely for a government to make a profit by selling illegal drugs to its own citizens, as only one example.

Clandestine agencies are always loathe to disclose to the custodians of public funds the reasons for which their budgetary needs are required. Other, and less public, sources have to be tapped.”

Table of Contents

  • Republican effort to gut Obamacare crashes in U.S. Senate
  • John McCain sinks ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare health act
  • Despite What the Press Says, “Maverick” McCain Has a Long and Distinguished Record of Horribleness
  • Paul blocks McConnell from setting up defense bill vote
  • Top Trump lieutenant Scaramucci lashes colleagues in obscene rant
  • Kremlin tells US to cut diplomatic staff in sanctions row
  • ‘Little Russia’: Pro-Russian Separatists Harden Split from Ukraine
  • North Korea fires missile in direction of Japan, reports say
  • SECRECY NEWS
  • The Origins of the Cold War

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