US President Donald Trump receives a figurine of a sheriff during a meeting with county sheriffs at the White House on February 7. Photo: Reuters / Kevin Lamarque

Lots of Shouting, Tiny Stick

Here we go again. General “Mad Dog” Mattis, the US Secretary of Defense, declares Iran “is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.” National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn puts Iran “on notice.” President Trump says “they are not behaving,” and, on his Superbowl interview, doubles down: “They are the No 1 …

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The Zionist-Christian Alliance and the Great Deception

There is a war starting, but it’s not one of the wars we are being told about. The plans for this war may be a hundred years old or more, and they provide the path by which the “Great Work” of returning humankind to its Golden Age may be achieved. This is World War Three, …

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The Inconvenient Truth About Foreign Aid

For recipients aid has been a very mixed blessing, but for donors it’s been a bonanza. It’s astonishing when you think about it. Why should an old and poorly-performing industry carry on, burdened with even more tasks, and provided with yet more money? I’m talking about foreign aid, whose mixed results have been reconfirmed countless …

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Australia and Europe Should Conduct a Trade Reset – and Would Be Wise to Unite with Russia and China

Reports in the US and international media indicate that the President of the United States hit a new low in spiteful animosity when he tweeted about Federal Judge James Robart that ‘the opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!’ The policies of Trump America …

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Netanyahu’s Hysterical Rhetoric on Iran is Just Diversion from West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Theresa May a frightening account during their meeting of the threat posed by Iranian aggression to Israel and everybody else. In Mr Netanyahu’s eyes, Iran is a much more dangerous enemy than Isis or al-Qaeda, seeking “to annihilate Israel, it seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, …

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Trump vs Corporate Media: Who Takes Down Who

It goes without saying that one of the most important aspects of modern political life is the media that has often been referred to as a fourth branch of government. For some time now, people have turned to corporate newspapers and magazines to inform themselves. Today, those traditional sources are joined by the alternative electronic …

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Israel’s New Land Law: Clearing the Path to Annexation

The Israeli parliament passed the legalisation law on Monday night – a piece of legislation every bit as suspect as its title suggests. The law widens the powers of Israeli officials to seize the final fragments of Palestinian land in the West Bank that were supposed to be off-limits. Palestinian leaders warned that the law …

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Solar Eclipse, ‘Snow’ Moon and Comet in a One Night Astronomical Triple Treat

Beware the werewolves, witches and lunatics as the weekend approaches and with it, a penumbral lunar eclipse, a "snow" moon and new year comet, in a triple astrological delight. A prenumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves through the outer part of the Earth's shadow, known as the penumbra, according to Earthsky.org. https://twitter.com/manuelleleblanc/status/829337777414225920 However, it's set to be a …

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