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USA HEADLINE NEWS
Mid Term: November 6, 2018 Results

By Sarah Manuel 

Current US Law Voting : Only 16 out of the 50 states . Have strict ID requirements or ID requirement . Florida and Georgia being 2 of them

States That are recalling : Florida , Arizona and Georgia

Democrats : Holding Congress

Republicans: Holding Senate

Florida: Governor and Senate ( Florida wanting to change voter law under Amendment 4)

Arizona: Senate 

Georgia: Governor 

2004-2017: Multiple felony arrest due to voter fraud , Connected to the Democratic party

As an American I feel we should have stricter voting laws . I believe we shouldn't be aloud to recount , but revote on such said elections . 

Especially the Presidential election !!!


AVP MP ARTHUR DOWERS 

ATTORNEY AT LAW

(Rep. AVP) ARUBA SENATOR

 " " WE HAVE AN UNSKILLFUL, MEDIOCRE AND AMATEURISH MEP-POR-RED COALITION POLITICAL MP MEMBERS IN THE ARUBA HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT. ""


(AVP POLTICAL PARTY WIKIPEDIA)


(Rep. AVP) Aruba Senator Arthur Dowers

Attorney at Law

Member of Parliament of Aruba

AVP - Arubaanse Volks Party

Aruba's People Party MP Member


Oranjestad & USA, 11-16-18
NOTICIERO 94 NEWS REPORTS
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John Habibe & Norberto Tjon Ajong
Aruban News Reporters in Aruba & USA
Global News Aruba

Mr Arthur Dowers an Aruban Senator in his expression in today's Press Briefing is the fact that there is no change in actions in the current coalition of MEP-POR-RED Members of Parliament.  According to him ( Aruba Senator Attorney at Law Arthur Dowers), quote: " They said they would be impartial as Members of Parliament and be vigilant in their observation of their own Political Party that is Government in the present however they say one thing and do another because they did not approve the 2016 Aruba National Government Financial Report of the Eman Administration just because its from our AVP Party. And let it be noted that we the AVP have been in Aruba Politics handling National Financial Reports in Parliament for over 50 years and its a shame of what this amateur group of new Parliament Members are all about."

Aruba Senator Attorney at Law Mr Arthur Dowers and his position as former Minister of Justice and now a Member of Aruba's Parliament in todays Press Conference voiced that. quote: " what a mediocre coalition that only approves what is convenient for the current government and dissaproves what the former Eman Government did right for the Aruban People.

He finds the opposition coalition of MEP-POR-RED are just a shameful group of Amateur Politicians representing their Political Party in the House of Parliament who only say one thing yet means another. He, attorney at law and AVP MP Mr Arthur Dowers was mainly referring to the fact that in their political campaign they promised to bring more impartial voting in the Aruba House of Parliament yet that is not the case according to former Minister of Justice of Aruba Arthur Dowers who is now an active Member of the Aruba House of Parliament representing the AVP Party.



MEP MP LOUISETTE ( SETTY ) CHRISTIAANS-YARZAGARAY

MP HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT ARUBA 

"" ITS STRAIGHTFORWARD: THE PREVIOUS EMAN GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION EXPENDITURES WERE MORE, YEAR AFTER YEAR, IN COMPARISON TO THE NATIONAL INCOME SUM TOTAL PER EACH YEAR ""

( Rep. MEP Aruba Senator )

< MEP WIKIPEDIA LINK >


Setty Yarzagaray

MEP MP Member of Parliament Aruba

(Rep. MEP) Aruban Senator of Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo

(MEP - Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo Wikipedia)


Oranjestad & USA, 11-16-18
John Habibe & Norberto Tjon Ajong 
Aruban News Reporters in Aruba & USA
Global News Aruba

In a Press Conference in Auba Senator Setty Christiaans-Yarzagaray informed the Press that today will be different then any other because there is a lot of controversy almost a gridlock between members of Parliament in their views when discussing the National Income Statement Audit Report of the accounting principles of 2016 which results needs to be approved in the House of Parliament Aruba by its MP Members of Parliament.

MEP MP Louisette Yarzagaray informed Noticiero 94 in the Aruba Press Briefing: quote: "" the Income Statement from the Audit Results of the Aruba Government Accounting Principles of the year 2016 needs now to be approved by the House and after its approval its checks and balances of 2016 of such report needs to be moved into the 2017 Accounting Principles however for us as MEP ( Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo Aruba Senate Members )
we want the Aruban People to know that the Statutory Regulation Law of the Aruba Article 5.12 , requires for the previous Eman Government who was in power in 2016 to explain and give a detail explanation of all the Income Ledger Statements and the Expenditures that is in the Ledger Statements, why was money spendand for what was it done in such a way and for what reason. That is what the Statutory Article 5.12 National Aruba Law requires and calls upon the previous Eman Government administration members to do. ""

Our Global News Aruba News Agency has basically observed that the Rep. MEP Aruba Senators want to make the EMAN Government Administration who were Minister of Aruba at that time in 2016 responsible for explanations on the Government Expenditures and its Checks and Balances on the Aruba Government Accounting Principles and its Audits Reports to the Members of Aruba Parliament in the present.

"One thing is clear the expenditures of the previous government administration were way higher then the national income for years and years."


ROCCO TJON MEP MP MAJORITY LEADER 

HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT ARUBA ROCCO TJON:::

"" The Aruban People and other Member Nations of The Dutch Kingdom Can rest Assure that we will 'Enact and Perform' 

for what we as the MEP MP Members of Parliament promised The Aruban People and our Nation under Oath ""


( Rep. MEP Aruba Senator )

< MEP WIKIPEDIA LINK >


Mr Rocco Tjon

MEP MP Member of Parliament Aruba

(Rep. MEP) Aruban Senator of Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo

(MEP - Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo Wikipedia)


Oranjestad & USA, 11-16-18
John Habibe & Norberto Tjon Ajong 
Aruban News Reporters in Aruba & USA
Global News Aruba


In Press Conference House Majority Leader of the Aruba Parliament Rocco Tjon informed the Aruba Press and Noticiero 94 that the Members of Parliament had the opportunity to review yesterday in the House of Parliament Session the true facts of the expenditures of the previous Eman Government Administration for the 2016 Government Accounting Principles Reports and its Audits reports.


According to MEP Majority Leader, its very clear to see that the previous Eman Administration went beyond spending of Government Funds versus the True Income that the entire Island of Aruba's Generates in its GDP in all sectors of income as a Government Body.


The main questions lies is why would the Eman Previous Government Administration do such silly and irresponsible action.

The reports of 2016 of the Eman Government Administration proves that they spended more then projected and we must question ourselves were the money is gone too and why were there such expenditures done since no one in their right mind spends more then true income that a Nation Generates in its GDP Gross Domestic Product ( GDP Wikipedia Link ).


Rocco Tjon Ajong MEP MP Member of Pariament in the Press Briefing, quote: " Its my responsibility to inform the Aruban People that you have now a true honest and sincere public servants within our MEP Parliament Members who have your best interest at heart that is why we are bringing you the facts, and that is why we are now making sure that this current Government of Wever-Croes upholds transparency and spending of Public Funds is from now forward under this Aruba Government Administration of today within the operating margins necessary for the entire Government State Sector remains with Financial Sustainability Indicators that work for the entire Aruba Community and its future Economy."


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MR JAMES FINIES BONAIRE HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST ::

" WE WANT OUR ISLAND'S BONAIRE TO STATUS OF AUTONOMY FROM THE NETHERLANDS RETURNED "


MR JAMES FINIES 

BONAIRE NATIONAL AUTONOMY RIGHTS ACTIVIST 


Oranjestad & USA, 11-16-18
John Habibe & Norberto Tjon Ajong 
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NOTICIERO 94 INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM THE ISLAND OF BONAIRE


Today 11.15.2018 our affiliate News Agency Noticiero 94 had a visit of Mr James Finies, a well known Human Rights Activist in Bonaire and also an activist to have the island of Bonaire in the DC-Dutch Caribbean Island returned to the way the island's geo-political autonomy was before it became a part of the Netherlands Public Body better said a Dutch Municipality in the year 2010, since according to Mr James Finies the True Bonairian People are now just Minorities and all the better way of living is now to those who migrate into the islands from the Netherlands/European Union.


Mr Finies went further into the reasons he feels that being under Colonial Power from the Netherlands has not worked for the real People of Bonaire.

The main reason being is that in less then about five years there has been an influx of Dutch Immigrants of 20,000 or more residents migrating from Holland into Bonaire. If this rate continues he is certain that the True Bonairian National Citizens will become a total minority on the island.


Mr Finies who is part of the " Nos Kier Boneiru Bek Punto ( translated We Want Bonaire As It Was Before ) " Foundation in Bonaire came to Aruba to seek support in the Mission of this Organization to seek support before acting further with other Nations Member os the UN ( United Nations ) who seek(ed) out the same solution as third world countries in the Caribbean and were granted Autonomy from Colonial Powerful Nations.


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Trump Regime Escalates Cold War with China

by Stephen Lendman 11.16.2018

Global News Aruba

[email protected]


Bipartisan militarists in Washington risk more wars of aggression than already raging endlessly in multiple theaters.

Undemocratic Dems are as hardline as Republicans when it comes to pursuing Washington’s imperial agenda.

Cold war with Russia and China could turning hot. The risk of unthinkable war between nuclear armed states is terrifyingly real.

Endless US wars of aggression show how far both right wings of America’s one-party state are willing to go in pursuit of their imperial objectives.

According to the neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post, “(i)f China wants to avoid an all-out cold war with the United States and its partners, it must fundamentally change its behavior,” citing Mike Pence as the source of the view expressed.

It’s a policy position Beijing strongly rejects, wanting cooperative relations with all other nations, but unwilling to bow to unacceptable demands of any – especially nothing compromising its fundamental sovereign rights.


Pence is representing the Trump regime in Singapore at the November 11 – 15 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

Major Sino/US political, economic, financial, trade and military differences persist, resolving them unlikely any time soon.

China’s Xi Jinping reportedly won’t meet Pence at the ASEAN summit. He’s scheduled to meet with Trump on the sidelines of the November 30/December 1 G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Prospects for a deal between both leaders, resolving longstanding differences are virtually nil. China rejects unacceptable US demands.

According to Pence, if Xi refuses to accept them, the Trump regime will escalate political, economic, and perhaps military pressure on the country.

Washington’s Indo/Pacific strategy is all about seeking regional dominance by whatever it takes to achieve its aims – not an encouraging sign going forward.


According to a Washington prepared US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) report to Congress, China’s growing political, economic and military power “risk(s) the national security and economic interests of the United States, its allies, and its partners.”

It “risks” Washington’s ability to dominate the Indo/Pacific region unchallenged, wanting Russia and China marginalized, weakened, contained and isolated – a strategy doomed to fail.


The USCC report to be presented to Congress on Wednesday reportedly says China’s Belt and Road objectives include “bolstering energy security, expanding China’s military reach, and advancing its geopolitical influence by moving China to the center of the global order,” adding:

Beijing “will be quick to cast any pushback or legitimate criticism as fear, nationalism, protectionism, and racism against the Chinese people.”

China gains allies with carrots, not sticks, a winning strategy longterm – polar opposite how Washington operates.

In late October, Mike Pompeo threatened to “oppose” China economically, politically, militarily, and in bilateral trade, saying:

“Whether that’s a risk through the stealing of intellectual property or trade rules that are unfair or activity in the South China Sea or their continued expansion in space, and their efforts to develop their military, each of those actions has been met with a strong and vigorous response from the (US) and we’ll continue to do so,” adding:


Beijing’s strategy “presents risks to American interests, and we intend to oppose them at every turn.”

US policy involves pressuring other nations to deal with America, not China or Russia, economically, warning them against accepting investments from China and Russia in their countries, nor normalized trade relations, the same true for Iran.

Pompeo lied saying “(w)hen China comes calling, it’s not always to the good of your citizens.”

Unlike one-way US investments, exploiting trading partners, Chinese investments benefit both sides equitably, why its gaining economic partners worldwide at Washington’s expense.


US efforts to undermine China, Russia, Iran, and other independent countries economically and in other ways are counterproductive. They haven’t worked before and won’t ahead. They make more enemies than allies longterm.

They’ll damage bilateral relations more than already, risking possible confrontation. What China wants avoided may be inevitable. The same goes for Russia and Iran.


US rage for unchallenged dominance risks unthinkable global war – if between nuclear powers, all bets are off.


Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.


UPDATE ON THE L.A. MEASURE FOR A CITY OWNED BANK - A VALIANT EFFORT 11.16.2016


ELLEN BROWN SENIOR NEWS REPORTER & ADVISOR OF GLOBAL NEWS ARUBA


The Los Angeles charter amendment to approve a city-owned bank did not pass, but it did get 42 percent of the vote, a remarkable feat considering that the dynamic young Public Bank LA advocacy group effectively only had a month to educate 4 million voters on what a public bank is and why passing the measure was a good idea. If they had had another month, the bill could well have passed.

The City Council took supporters by surprise when it put the charter amendment on the ballot in July, leaving only four months to promote it. Passing a ballot measure typically takes a campaign war chest of $750,000 or more, and the all-volunteer PBLA group began with no funding and no formal group. The first challenge was clearing the legal requirement of forming a campaign committee, which itself takes funding and some expertise. The committee only began amassing campaign funds a month before the November 6 vote, after which it managed to bring in $60,000.


Most of the campaign, however, was conducted with sheer people power. According to PBLA political director Ben Hauck, in that short time the all-volunteer team managed to gain endorsements from over 100 organizations and community leaders, text message 350,000 voters, hand out over 50,000 flyers, reach over 500,000 voters through social media campaigns, get included in three mailers reaching over 1,200,000 voters, put up hundreds  of yard signs and banners across L.A., talk with thousands of voters at events, universities, rallies and gatherings across the city, get featured in dozens of major news stories, articles and TV coverage, manage their own paid social media campaign, drive over 150,000 video views on a YouTube campaign, contact 200,000 voters via a robocall from the Chairman of the California Democratic Party, put on several significant campaign events, get featured in a press event with senatorial candidate Kevin de León and City Council President Herb Wesson, and create several featured videos, dozens of ads, and countless pieces of written content.


The PBLA team is pressing on undaunted. Leader Trinity Tran wrote after the vote:

At the start of the campaign in July, public banking was an unknown issue and within 4 months, we brought the issue to the forefront of politics here in Los Angeles. Over a quarter million Angelenos voted in support of Measure B and the conversation on public banking has now been amplified across the country. This is just the beginning of the national movement. And it’s a fight we are certain will be won.

The dramatic achievements of the PBLA team in a very short time are a testament to the power of a committed group of volunteers working together at the local level for a cause they feel strongly about.


Ellen Brown is an attorney, chairman of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including "Web of Debt" and "The Public Bank Solution."

Ellen Brown, is an American author, political candidate, attorney, public speaker, and advocate of alternative medicine and financial reform, most prominently public banking. Brown is the founder and president of the Public Banking Institute, a nonpartisan think tank devoted to the creation of publicly run banks. She is also the president of Third Millennium Press, and is the author of twelve books, including Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution. She has appeared on cable and network television, radio, and internet podcasts, including a discussion on the 
Fox Business Network concerning student loan debt with the Cato Institute's Neil McCluskey, a feature story on derivatives and debt on the Russian network RTand the Thom Hartmann Show's "Conversations with Great Minds." Ellen Brown ran for California Treasurer in the California June 2014 Statewide Primary election.

Multi-Billion Dollar Giveaway to Amazon

by Stephen Lendman GLOBAL NEWS ARUBA 11.14.2018

[email protected]


Seattle-based Amazon is like corporate predator Walmart, exploiting communities, along with harming local businesses and workers for maximum productivity and profits.


The company’s $100 billion dollar CEO Jeff Bezos didn’t get super-rich by being worker and community friendly – just the opposite, the way all Western corporate giants operate and most others, power, profits, and crushing competition their priorities.

That’s what predatory capitalism is all about – benefitting from harmful practices, polar opposite the way many, maybe most, locally owned and run small enterprises.


A London Guardian investigation revealed “numerous cases of Amazon workers being treated in ways that leave them homeless, unable to work or bereft of income after workplace accidents.”

One worker’s experience is similar to countless others, saying Amazon “cost me my home. They screwed me over and over, and I go days without eating.”


This “case is one of numerous reports from Amazon workers of being improperly treated after an avoidable work injury,” the Guardian explained, adding:

“Amazon’s warehouses were listed on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s ‘dirty dozen’ list of most dangerous places to work in the United States in April 2018.”

“The company made the list due to its pattern of unsafe working conditions and its focus on productivity and efficiency over the safety and livelihood of its employees.”


“Amazon’s emphasis on fulfilling a high demand of orders has resulted in unsafe working conditions for its warehouse employees.”

Numerous workers “succumb to the fatigue and exhaustion of the fulfillment center work environment and quit before getting injured.”

The company lied claiming it prioritizes worker safety, expressing “pr(ide)” in its shameful record, causing enormous harm to countless numbers of workers at its fulfillment centers.


On November 13, Amazon announced two new headquarters locations, besides its current Seattle one.

Additional ones will be in suburban Washington’s Arlington, Virginia’s Crystal City and Queens, NY Long Island City.

An astonishing 238 US cities competed for what the company calls its HQ2. In January, 20 finalists were chosen for its second headquarters – 19 in America, Toronto the only one abroad.

Up for grabs is about 50,000 promised jobs and around a $5 billion investment. Whenever a corporate headquarters is sought, cities and regions compete by offering companies huge tax breaks and other benefits – at the expense of small local businesses and cuts in public services.


For ordinary people, having major operations like Amazon, Walmart, and other corporate predators in communities is more of a curse than benefit.

Economics Professor Edward Glaeser said the downside of competition for companies like Amazon is it “become(s) a contest for throwing cash at the giant(s).”

The same thing goes on when professional sports teams consider moving to a new city, or the International Federation Association Football (FIFA) World Cup and International Olympic Committee (IOC) select locations for future events.

New stadiums become fields of schemes, not dreams, ordinary people in chosen areas harmed so super-wealthy ones can benefit hugely.

New York City won the bidding for one of two Amazon HQ2 locations by throwing $2.1 in tax incentives at the company – money badly needed for public education, affordable housing, and other vital public services lost to benefit Amazon.


The company’s move to NYC will cost area taxpayers around $61,000 for each of 25,000 promised jobs – double the per capita $32,000 for Virginia residents for the same number of promised jobs, according to Bloomberg, adding: Amazon’s presence in these cities will likely “exacerbate the already fragile public transportation system and clogged roadways, and raise housing prices.”


Arlington, VA won its bid by offering Amazon $573 million in tax breaks and other benefits.


Locating one of two HQ2 locations there is related to the company’s pursuit of a $10 billion Defense Department cloud-computing contract it’s the front-runner to get.


In summer 2014, it got a $600 million Amazon Web Services cloud-computing contract for the CIA, linking the company and its Washington Post subsidiary to Langley, the broadsheet serving as its mouthpiece.

Bezos has a disturbing history currying favor with national security officials. Winning a major Defense Department contract will assure the company serves its interests along with the US intelligence community’s – at the expense of world peace, stability, and rights of ordinary people everywhere.


City officials betray their residents by throwing enormous amounts of money at deep-pocketed corporate giants to lure them to their areas – well able to defray the cost of expansion and conducting business operations without government handouts.

Yet it’s been the American way for time immemorial – Washington, states and cities financing enterprises from the earliest days of the republic.

The more concentrated business gets, the more power companies have over government – doing their bidding at the expense of ordinary people nationwide.

Amazon’s HQ2 is one of countless other examples of the same dirty business – getting enormous amounts of public money diverted from the general welfare.


Medicare for All: An Idea Whose Time  Has Come

by Stephen Lendman  GLOBAL NEWS ARUBA 11.14.2018

[email protected]


Marketplace medicine prioritizes profits over human health. In America, it leaves growing millions uninsured. Most others are way underinsured because exponentially rising costs of coverage are unaffordable for most US households, double the cost in other developed nations, things worsening, not improving. Long ago, insurance providing good coverage was affordable, polar opposite how things are today. When I finished school in 1960, healthcare as a percent of GDP was 5.1%. In 2002, it was 15%, in 2017, 18%. By 2020, it’ll likely exceed 20%. In inflation-adjusted 2010 dollars, average annual per capita US healthcare spending rose from $1,082 in 1960 to $10,348 in 2016, increasing more annually, average incomes failing to keep pace. Prescription drugs were once cheap. Many now are exorbitant. Overall high healthcare costs force countless US households to adopt practices detrimental to good health. At times they have to choose between paying rent or serving mortgages and high medical expenses – an intolerable choice in the world’s richest country or anywhere else. Along with food, shelter and clothing, healthcare is a fundamental human right, not a commodity for sale to individuals able to afford it. Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says every “(e)veryone, as a member of society, has a right to social security…” Every nation is obligated to provide it. Article 25 states “(e)veryone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” Article 30 says “(n)othing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.” Social justice is fundamental. Yet it’s fast eroding in America and the West, heading toward disappearing altogether. Neoliberal harshness supersedes it. So does spending countless trillions of dollars on endless wars of aggression – making the world safe for Wall Street, Big Oil, America’s military/industrial/security complex, and other corporate interests – at the expense of ordinary people struggling to get by. Time and again since the early 20th century, healthcare reform the way it should be fell woefully short, Obamacare the latest example, the program rife with inequities. It made a dysfunctional system worse for countless millions, rationing healthcare, making it unaffordable for many households to enrich insurers, drug companies, and large hospital chains. Universal single-payer coverage is a long overdue idea in the US. Most Americans and doctors support it. It could save around $500 billion annually, according to Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) – by eliminating insurer middlemen and the bureaucratic nightmare it creates for physicians and hospitals. A PNHP working group of 39 physicians drafted a single-payer plan it calls “Beyond the Affordable Care Act,” far superior to the current system, providing coverage for all Americas – everyone in, no one left out, the way it should be.

Removing financial barriers to healthcare is its most important feature, PNHP saying: “The plan would save enough on administrative overhead to provide comprehensive coverage to the uninsured and to upgrade coverage for everyone else, thus requiring no increase in total health spending.” It includes “effective mechanisms to control costs, lowering the rate of medical inflation and making the health system sustainable for future generations. Significantly, it would restore free choice of clinician and hospital to all Americans.” When ill, everyone wants and needs the best care possible to restore their health and vigor, to be able to live normal productive lives. “Coverage would include outpatient and inpatient medical care as well as rehabilitation, mental health care, long-term care, dental services, and prescription drugs,” said PNHP, adding:

“(T)he plan improves on traditional Medicare’s benefits and expands coverage to all Americans. It would eliminate premiums, co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance” – along with bureaucratic headaches for providers, freeing up time to be productively devoted to providing care for patients. The program would be federally financed like Medicare – administered at the federal, state and local levels, eliminating private insurance no longer needed, replacing it with “a streamlined single-payer system.” According to Government Accountability Office and Congressional Budget Office estimates, administrative/bureaucratic savings would free up enough funds to provide world-class healthcare for all Americans – without increasing total spending. “The program would be paid for by combining current sources of government health spending into a single fund with modest new taxes that would be fully offset by reductions in premiums and out-of-pocket spending,” PNHP explained. Universal single-payer coverage is an idea whose time has come, the only system working the way healthcare is supposed to be – providing high-quality care for everyone.


A Final Comment

Bloomberg News explained the dilemma countless US households face, relating the story of one family, typical of many others, forced to choose between paying for healthcare coverage, or other major expenses.

The husband in the family in question has an annual income of about $113,000, almost double the 2017 median US household income. Yet he’s struggling to get by financially because of exponentially rising healthcare costs. He kept his good-paying job but lost healthcare coverage. He used to pay $260 monthly for insurance provided by his company.

It rose to $1,375 monthly. Along with servicing his mortgage, covering other household expenses, and facing high college tuition costs for his son, he’s faced with taking on debt or opting out of health insurance for some or all family members, hoping for the best. Bloomberg said the family in question is “rocked by escalating health insurance costs,” seeing no hope for improvement. The husband took on debt to try covering rising expenses. In 2016, his health insurer announced a 38% increase in premiums for 2017, escalating his monthly expense to nearly $1,900 – a near $23,000 after tax burden, increasing annually much faster than annual household income gains nationwide. His daughter is about to start college. Despite his high income, he can’t cover expenses. He dropped family healthcare insurance, taking a big risk, leaving two of four members alone covered. His monthly debt is increasing, along with maxing out credit-card debt to cover rising expenses. Millions of US families face the same dilemma. “If something happens to me, who’s going to pay the bills, he asked?” The nation I grew up in no longer exists. Healthcare, higher education, and other major expenses were affordable unlike today. I paid for nearly all my college and graduate work expenses myself with minimal family help, and without the burden of debt bondage from today’s student loan racket. For a year before beginning my formal working life and receiving company insurance, I bought healthcare coverage in 1959 for $100 and change. It included what today would be called catastrophic coverage. Those days are long gone. What was affordable long ago, no longer is for most US households.

The world’s richest country serves its privileged class exclusively – at the expense of most others.


Censoring Information on Harmful to Health GMO Foods and Ingredients?

by Stephen Lendman 

Contact at [email protected]


GMO foods and ingredients are toxic, unsafe to eat. Independent scientific research proves they’re harmful to human health.

Agribusiness giants want all animal and vegetable life forms patented. They want worldwide food control. They want it genetically engineered, prioritizing profits over human health.

There’s plenty of information around on the hazards of these foods and ingredients. It may be harder to find ahead because of increasing censorship, wanting the dangers of consuming these products suppressed.

Jeffrey Smith is a noted GMO expert. His books, other writing, and Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) have volumes of information on their hazards.

On Monday, access to IRT’s website was blocked, now restored so readers can follow its reports – unless the site is again taken down.

Access to his peer-reviewed article on GMOs in the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine was also blocked on Monday, restored for access on Tuesday – perhaps vulnerable to another takedown to suppress information corporate predators don’t want published about their harmful products.

Monsanto and other GMO seed producers want nothing interfering with polluting nations with their toxic products – as well as carcinogenic glyphosate in Roundup.

It’s used to kill weeds, ending up in children’s breakfast cereals, drinks, and numerous other foods, making them unsafe to eat.

Smith’s Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine article discussed results of an IRT survey, 3,256 members of his database responding to questions asked.

Over 85% reported improved digestive health from eliminating GMO foods and ingredients from their diet. Over two-thirds of respondents indicated “significant improvement,” including complete recovery from digestive problems.

Improvement was also reported in energy, weight control, alertness, insomnia, skin issues, seasonal allergies, gluten sensitivity, musculoskeletal pain, and diabetes.

GMO-free foods and ingredients contribute to improved health by no longer ingesting toxins they contain. Organic food consumption eliminates pesticides in the diet.

Most processed foods contain GMOs and ingredients. “(H)ealth improvements may be related to the benefits of unprocessed foods,” Smith explained.

He acknowledged that without carefully controlled human clinical trials, the extent that GMOs harm human health can’t be quantified.

“Based on informal surveys and conversations…farmers and veterinarians describe improvements in livestock that are switched to non-GMO soy, corn, or both,” Smith explained, adding:

“In livestock, there are generally no other dietary changes and the reported improvements, e.g. gastrointestinal, immune, irritable or aggressive behavior, fatigue level, skin health, etc. are similar or identical to those reported by individuals and their practitioners.”

In his book titled “Genetic Roulette,” Smith explained the results of animal studies from consumption of GMO foods.

Animals tested showed damaged immune systems, liver atrophy, an enlarged pancreas, intestines, structural changes in white blood cells, and numerous other abnormalities.

Most alarming, abnormalities showed up after 10 days of testing, persisting after 110 days, the human equivalent of 10 years.

GMOs saturate today’s diet. In America, the vast majority of processed foods contain them.

Unless labeled non-GMO or organic, so do rice, corn, soybeans and soy products, vegetable oils, soft drinks, salad dressings, numerous fruits and vegetables, dairy and animal products, even baby formula, and many other commonly eaten foods.

Consumers don’t know what they’re eating because labeling in

America is banned. Yet the danger is clear. Independent studies show the more of these foods ingested, the greater the potential harm to human health.

Unwitting consumers are part of an uncontrolled, unregulated mass human experiment, the results unknown, the risks enormous, including to offspring.

Once GM seeds are introduced in an area, the genie is out of the bottle for keeps. Nothing is known able to reverse contamination already spread over most arable US farmland, heading everywhere unless checked.



Idlib, Syria Demilitarized Zone Agreement Collapsing

by Stephen Lendman 

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In mid-September, Russia and Turkey agreed on establishing a 15 – 20 km-wide demilitarized zone in Idlib province along the Turkish border – the only remaining US-supported terrorist stronghold in Syria.

Liberating the province was put on hold, a mistake in hindsight. Erdogan can never be trusted. He failed to live up to his end of the deal – doing nothing to disarm al-Nusra and other jihadists he and the US support.

Nearly two months after the agreement, they remain heavily armed with Western and Israeli-supplied arms and munitions – using Idlib as a platform for attacks on Syrian forces and civilians.

At the time, I said the agreement looks doomed to fail – unlikely to get heavily armed, US-supported, jihadists to voluntarily leave the demilitarized zone they occupy, along with removing all heavy weapons from the area when Washington most likely ordered them to stay and fight.

How to accomplish the unattainable wasn’t explained at the time. Clearly Trump regime hardliners aren’t about to remove jihadists they control from any Syrian territory where they want them deployed.

Nor did Turkey as things turned out, promising one thing, doing something entirely different. Erdogan has his own aims in mind – wanting northern oil-rich Syrian territory annexed along with Assad toppled.

He’s no friend of Syria or regional peace, nor a reliable Russian ally, supporting terrorists, not combatting them, at war with Kurds internally and abroad.

In mid-September, Damascus agreed to delay the liberation of Idlib, not cancel it – letting events in the province fester as things turned out.

I questioned the wisdom of delay at the time, saying it smacked of Putin appeasing a tyrant, failing to do the right thing.

As long as jihadists continue to operate in Syria, killing government forces, terrorizing civilians, liberation will remain unattainable.

Nor can it be achieved as long as US and Turkish forces illegally occupy Syrian territory. They’re “invaders,” Assad earlier stressed.

Perhaps the campaign to liberate Idlib will begin after all. According to AMN News, government forces “launched a powerful attack against a group of jihadist rebels that were positioned in the southeastern countryside of Idlib (Monday) night,” adding:

“Using surface-to-surface missiles and artillery shells, the Syrian Arab Army repeatedly struck the jihadist defenses around the towns of Al-Taman’ah and Sukeek, inflicting heavy damage on the militant positions.”

Elite Syrian Tiger Forces deployed in the area are on high alert. AMN News believes they and other government forces are “preparing for a new operation against the jihadist rebels in southeast Idlib.”

Perhaps it’ll be the start of a long-awaited offensive to liberate the province once and for all – with supportive Russian airpower.

Saying the Idlib demilitarized zone “continues to collapse,” AMN News believes the offensive may begin “in the coming days…”


A Final Comment

SouthFront reported that a captured ISIS jihadist said the group’s al-Safa cell “is receiving direct military support from a US-led coalition base in the border area of al-Tanaf” in southern Syria.

Separately, a Pentagon Lead Inspector General report cited “numerous instances” of US aid “knowingly diverted” to anti-Syrian terrorist groups.

The above information isn’t new. ISIS and other jihadists can’t operate without foreign support, supplied by Washington, NATO, Turkey, the Saudis and Israel – backing the scourge of terrorism they pretend to oppose.




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