There's something strange about the idea of a minimum wage. It's one of those subjects that everyone has a strong opinion about, even if they have no idea what makes actual economic sense. But perhaps the most surprising thing of all is that the minimum wage has a dirty secret that most economists don't want you to know about. Today we explore The Dark History of the Minimum Wage.
As everyone likely knows by now, Julian Assange, the former chief editor of Wikileaks and winner of the 2019 EU Journalism Award, as well as many other awards and citations, has been arrested and is facing possible extradition from the U.K. to the U.S. where he will likely die in prison if the thugs in the U.S. government have their way. This may well be the biggest attack upon journalism in U.S. history and it affects journalists everywhere. Donald Trump used Wikileaks while on the presidential campaign trail to gain favor with his supporters, referencing Wikileaks around one hundred forty one times in 2016, however it seems he's suffered a terrible memory lapse since those long-gone 'drain the swamp' days.
Trump, 2016: "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks"; "This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable"; "It's been amazing what's coming out on WikiLeaks"; "This WikiLeaks is like a treasure trove"; "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks".
At a time when everyone should be out in the streets shaking the earth and protesting the Trump administration's prosecution of Julian Assange for exposing US war crimes, those who continue to support this president have one message and one message only when it comes to the WikiLeaks founder: Don't do anything. Relax, wait and see, trust Trump, and don't do anything. Trump is about to save Assange, and save us all. Do nothing.
Who do you guys think this strategy benefits, exactly?
I think the 'Q' garbage invokes a dangerous and nonsensical 'wait for it' approach while this criminal Zionist whore of a "president" and his neocon Zionist administration wreck havoc upon the world, not that this orange-faced buffoon is any different from the last Israel-loving buffoon or the next. Clinton, Trump, Obama, Bush, Sanders, Romney, etc., are just different names and faces attached to the same destructive and criminal U.S. government policies that never change regardless of who happens to occupy the White House. For those who still falsely believe that voting in the presidential "election" actually makes a difference, or those who believe doing so is their duty as an American, Larken Rose has this passionate message for you:
I have a couple friends who saw Trump as a potential savior and i suspect they still hold some hope, though one is now contemplating leaving the U.S.. When i challenged one of them regarding their position, the answer was that Trump was a closet anti-Zionist who was "keeping his enemy's close". Even Ryan Dawson of the Anti-Neocon Report, whom i respect as a researcher and activist, felt that Trump was the lessor of the evils; the "wildcard". Of course anyone who has done even casual research would have quickly discovered that Trump, who used to be a democrat (not that this makes any difference other than in the public mind), is and has always been an establishment player in bed with the Zionist-Russian-Jewish mafia. In his excellent and well-researched 2006 book, Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Power Brokers, which details how the Russian-Jewish Supermob rose to power in the U.S., Gus Russo mentions Donald Trump. Here he is referring to Trump's 325 million dollar acquisition of what he would later call 'Trump's Castle':
Ironically, Trump was quickly granted a license, although his attorney was Roy Cohn, who had been indicted four times — Korshak was never indicted. Cohn would later be disbarred, after racking up an appalling list of alleged misdeeds, including being accused of ordering a luxury yacht set ablaze to collect on a $200,000 insurance policy, as well as committing the federal crimes of fraud, conspiracy, and corporate manipulations. Though he was acquitted of all charges in 1986 (the same year he was disbarred for borrowing $109,000 from a client and never repaying), he died mere weeks later on August 2 from the AIDS he was diagnosed with in 1984.
Years later, when Trump ran into a close friend of Korshak's, he said, "Oh, Sidney Korshak. Great guy — if it wasn't for him, I never would have gotten Trump's Castle." Trump's crowing, as usual, was premature: his Atlantic City investment has been a steady money loser ever since.
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump lied to the public when asked if he was involved in business deals with Russia. The reason that Trump lied is not that his business activities would necessarily have been illegal. He lied because to admit to negotiating with Russia on a major business deal that could net him hundreds of millions of dollars, there would be an obvious conflict of interest.
If elected, Donald Trump would be in charge of US policy toward Russia at a time when tensions between the two nations were high. Such conflict of interest would undoubtedly raise concerns among some voters who might worry that his pursuit of money could influence him to use US foreign policy as an unspoken negotiating tool with Russia.
As often happens, the big lie was exposed. Candidate Trump and his team were not only working on a massive Russian deal to build the tallest building in Europe inside Moscow, but part of the negotiation included trying to buy the Kremlin's approval of the project by offering Russian President Vladimir Putin a free $50,000,000 penthouse in the new Trump tower.
A major player in the negotiations was one of Donald Trump's advisers – a man named Felix Sater. Sater is a Jew from Russia who had helped the Jewish Russian mafia to orchestrate a $40,000,000 stock fraud scheme. Sater plead guilty to his role in the operation in 1998. It is widely acknowledged that the Russian mafia is intimately linked to the Russian intelligence services.
This was not an isolated event. Trump's inner circle has many such business ties to corrupt figures in Russia. The Mueller investigation revealed that Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who had made millions of dollars working on behalf of Jewish oligarchs and others connected to the Russian Mafia, had overseen an effort at the Republican nominating convention to rewrite foreign policy positions in the party platform in such a way as to favor Russia.
Morphonios has included mentions of Donald Trump in many of his videos, perhaps the most revealing of which are his series titled "Trump's Ties to Russia". As of this writing there are three videos with the last alluding to a fourth which hasn't surfaced as of this writing. The first video is more or less an introduction to the series and not so important, but the second and third parts are very important.
Those who are foolish enough to give credence to the demented ravings of the conspiracy theorists among us who tell us that Donald Trump is a secret "Jew hater" who is simply pretending to like the Jews but actually hates them covertly and is planning their imminent destruction, need to watch these two videos and decide for themselves what the truth is.
In another article, The Mueller Report, Alfa Bank, and the Deep State, by Peter Dale Scott, who has done a great deal of research regarding 'deep state' politics, he highlights a possible connection between Trump, the U.S. government and Alfa Bank, a private bank in Russia.
This cartoon, originally published in the Aug. 25, 2019 edition of the New York Times International, is depictive not only of the Trump-Israel partnership, but of the U.S. governments relationship with the racist Jewish state in general:
Deutsche Bank plays a crucial role in these transactions, and House Democrats, now armed with subpoena power, have made the German financial institution one of their main targets in trying to get to the bottom of the president's opaque dealings.
Knowing that disclosure of the information would not be in his interest, Trump and three of his children went to court this week to prevent Deutsche Bank (and Capital One) from releasing any documents to congressional investigators.
Long before most people were talking about that, WhoWhatWhy had already explained why Germany's largest financial institution may be the key to tearing down Trump's house of cards.
The article links to a few previews WhoWhatWhy articles about Deutsche Bank, including a deep, 3 part series titled, Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American and Russian. In the first of the installments we read:
Recent media reports confirm that Deutsche Bank has been subpoenaed for records in relation to the ongoing Russia collusion investigation. This development immediately raises questions: Chiefly, what did a certain bankrupt but ambitious American real estate developer have in common with predatory Russian oligarchs who had been plundering their own country's industry and generating vast currency flows out of their homeland since the 1990s?
The article continues with a laundry list of criminal activities involving Deutsche Bank.
In light of all of the above, the question must be asked; why did the Mueller investigation fail to produce solid evidence of a Trump-Russia collusion if indeed such a collusion did/does exist? First and foremost is the fact that Mueller himself is an establishment criminal and one who was key in promoting the non-existing weapons of mass destruction possessed by Iraq which was used as a pretense for invasion and the spreading of U.S. style "democracy", the results of which the country is still paying dearly for. Secondly, — and this is only a theory — if there was a Trump-Russia collusion regarding the 2016 election, i suspect an honest investigation might have exposed some very powerful people, some of which backed the Trump campaign with substantial donations.
I've worked with glyphosate in the past and though i hated having to use it, it does indeed work very well. Unfortunately i was unable to find an alternative way of killing weeds along a fence line. I've seen news of many studies linking glyphosate to health problems, as well as news of it being banned in various places. I'm happy to see Brasscheck report on the issue.
We're told that the science clearly dictates that humans and our industrious nature are clearly the cause of global warming, except there's two problems with this dictum; 1), the science is anything but settled and 2), there seems to be so much margin of error in the data used to prove that humans are the cause of warming as to make it almost entirely useless.
Yes, we are absolutely killing the planet with the incredible amount of pollutants that we produce and we desperately need to rectify our trashy ways. I don't think there's any arguing with that, but it is another matter entirely to link human activities to a global rise in temperature. While i think it is certainly possible that human activity may be causing a warming trend, the data that "scientists" are using to prove this out seems to be utterly unreliable and heavily manipulated at best and completely fabricated at worst.
Remember when the Climategate scandal hit the interwebs in 2009? Climategate was a huge leak of internal data, software source code and emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU). I downloaded that dump and examined some of the data myself. The leak was a major embarrassment to the CRU, one of the premiere research institutions regarding climate science. Among the data was an email in which the director of the CRU was "disappointed" with the temperature data because it indicated that the temperature had been declining for the last 15 years or so as i recall. There were many more bits of information in that leak that brought the whole man-made-global-warming hypothesis into serious question and a lot of scientists became upset when they learned that the data they had been relying on was in error.
Science these days is bought and paid for. Richard Horten, editor in chief of the prestigious Lancet medical journal, had this to say:
The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.
Simply put, if you, as a scientist, fail to produce the results a vested interest expects and provides funding for, do you think you'll ever get funding from them again? And science is all about funding.
I haven't researched the deepest depths of the human-warming climate question, but James Corbett of The Corbett Report has dug quite deeply into many aspects of this question over the years and i highly suggest watching some of the many videos James has produced regarding the subject. Here's a short introductory video, 10 Climate Myths Debunked (in 60 seconds!):
As time went on, I watched as Greenpeace evolved, basically hijacked by the extreme left. We were pretty centrist when we started. We were basing our positions on science and logic, as I saw it, and I've been a scientist all my life; that's my orientation — not to make up stories and not to exaggerate unnecessarily. And I found that Greenpeace was just going off into this sensationalism and misinformation, and using fear to get people to send them money…
[They] invent ever-more far-fetched problems that in the end don't really exist. The climate change issue is a completely made-up issue. Of course, the climate has been changing ever since the Earth was born; and, of course, it's still changing now. It hasn't really changed very much. People don't even realize that 20,000 years ago there was a mile of ice on top of New York City and three miles of ice on top of Montreal. That change from then until now is substantial, but the little bit of temperature change that has occurred in the last couple of hundred years on the planet Earth is nothing compared to the changes that have occurred in the past over time. It is completely exaggerated, and it being used to scare people.
Our addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is fertilizing all of the plant life on Earth, including all the forests and all the food crops on Earth, and we have something like a 30-percent average increase in the growth of plants over the last 50 years because of the CO2 that we've put in the atmosphere. CO2 is the primary food for life, and along with water, H2O and CO2, plants make sugar, mainly glucose, which is a carbohydrate, which is the basis for all the energy for all of life, beginning with photosynthesis.
If people just understood that basic fact, and the fact that CO2 is now lower than it has been virtually in the history of the Earth — because life has taken it out and deposited it in sediments, called fossil fuels, and carbonaceous rocks like limestone and marble and chalk, all of which contain carbon that used to be in the atmosphere or dissolved in the ocean where they were absorbed by living creatures to make themselves.
In the second article Dr. Moore says the following:
Scientists are co-opted and corrupted by politicians and bureaucracies invested in advancing the narrative of "climate change" in order to further centralize political power and control.
And so you've got the green movement creating stories that instill fear in the public. You've got the media echo chamber — fake news — repeating it over and over and over again to everybody that they're killing their children. And then you've got the green politicians who are buying scientists with government money to produce fear for them in the form of scientific-looking materials. And then you've got the green businesses, the rent-seekers, and the crony capitalists who are taking advantage of massive subsidies, huge tax write-offs, and government mandates requiring their technologies to make a fortune on this. And then, of course, you've got the scientists who are willingly, they're basically hooked on government grants.
When they talk about the 99 percent consensus [among scientists] on climate change, that's a completely ridiculous and false number. But most of the scientists — put it in quotes, scientists — who are pushing this catastrophic theory are getting paid by public money, …
The fact that much of the science of today is junk science is something i am well aware of. It is a fact which became all too apparent during my research into pharmaceutical companies and vaccines. Regarding vaccines, "the science is settled" we are repeatedly told, however this is completely untrue. The same is true regarding man-made global warming. Science is never settled, it is an ongoing process of discovery and we haven't been here very long. We are still a 'type 0' civilization according to science, bumbling around in our diapers still trying to figure out the most basic of things.