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File: 5784ab524d2800a⋯.jpg (582.95 KB, 1920x1081, 1920:1081, Nephila pilipes.jpg)

 No.133138

Golden Orb Spider ("Nephila pilipes"), North-east Australia (tropical rainforest)

Full image is 1920x1080 .jpg [583 KB]

Viewing at full size you can see the tiny male on the back of the female.

He will use threads to tie up the female's pincers before proceeding with impregnation.

Afterwards the female will eat him.

The President of the United States of America is reputed to be the most powerful man in the world.

But he also has the most powerful institutions advising/lobbying/attacking him: CIA, FBI, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, MSM, Congress.

USA spends more on its military than the next biggest 20 countries spend collectively.

USA has many allies who are not really happy to be allies, but agree to it anyway because they are relatively weak and want to be protected by a strong friend.

USA regards any country who is not an ally as an enemy.

They do everything in their power to make life difficult for them: sanctions, currency manipulation, funding organised opposition, spying, surveilling internet communications, regime change, cyber-attacks, and military invasion.

Their leaders are constantly described as mad, cruel, dictators, state-terrorists and socialists or communists, regardless of the reality of the situation.

Although democratic and a republic, the USA behaves exactly like an Empire does. It considers its empire to be the whole world.

Both major political parties endorse these imperialistic ambitions, as do all its powerful institutions.

While the USA claims to champion "Freedom and Democracy", it has the largest prison population per capita of any country, and at the elections in 2016 only 55.7% of the electorate voted.

The Electoral College system meant that in 2016, Donald Trump won the Presidency despite only polling 46.1% of the votes, nearly 3 million votes fewer than his rival, Hillary Clinton.

 No.133139

> The President of the United States of America is reputed to be the most powerful man in the world.

i don't think that clowns are all that powerful. instead of giving up your power unquestioningly try to discriminate using ur intellect :^)


 No.133159

>muh burgers


 No.133354

Todays announcement by Trump over the Golan Heights:

"After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!", despite the UN's resolution of 1981 that the area of 1,800 sq. Km be returned to Syria, which the US signed at the time.

There are a few things wrong with this line of reasoning. Just because Israel has held onto the Golan Heights for 52 years doesn't make it "time" for them to keep it, nor does its critcal stratgeic and security importance. It is yet another example of the US tearing up an international agreement it has signed, and will make it less likely that anyone will ever trust their agreements again. It also shows complete contempt for the UN's peace-keeping role.

Russia will probably raise the matter in the Security Council, and force a resolution to a vote that the US cannot win.


 No.133359

Gangster Computer God Worldwide Secret Containment Policy made possible solely by Worldwide Computer God Frankenstein Controls. Especially lifelong constant-threshold Brainwash Radio. Quiet and motionless, I can slightly hear it. Repeatedly this has saved my life on the streets.

Four billion wordwide population - all living - have a Computer God Containment Policy Brain Bank Brain, a real brain, in the Brain Bank Cities on the far side of the moon we never see. Primarily based on your lifelong Frankenstein Radio Controls, especially your Eyesight TV sight-and-sound recorded by your brain, your moon-brain of the Computer God activates your Frankenstein threshold Brain-wash Radio - lifelong inculcating conformist propaganda. Even frightening you and mixing you up and the usual "Don't worry about it" for your setbacks, mistakes - even when you receivedeadly injuries! THIS is the Worldwide Computer God Secret Containment Policy!

also I like drinking the cumlube out of dragon dildos


 No.133360

>>133354

Ignore this, my post is meant to continue at >>133359


 No.133367

>>133138

>While the USA claims to champion "Freedom and Democracy", it has the largest prison population per capita of any country

Isn't it the highest per capita incarceration rate in history?


 No.133372

File: c071d4da4ec964f⋯.jpg (168.11 KB, 1400x928, 175:116, Abu Ghraib.jpg)

In 2003, Afghanistan signed up to be a State Party to the International Criminal Court. The ICC began a preliminary enquiry into war crimes in Afghanistan, to collect evidence to see if a formal investigation was required. Given that no call for an invesigation has been made by Afghanistan, the prosecutor is required to get authorization from the Court to proceed. This authorization was granted in November 2017.

Although the US is not a party of the ICC, the location of the crimes is what matters. American Service-members’ Protection Act more or less bars the US from voluntary cooperation with investigation. ("Aw shucks, we'd like to help, but we just can't, y'know"?).

Anyway, the US is now struggling to stop the ICC from bringing charges of torture against US personnel. Last September the US threatened to ban ICC judges and prosecutors from entering the United States and sanction funds they have there if the court launched a probe of war crimes in Afghanistan. The court responded it was undetered.

On March 15, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the United States will withdraw or deny visas to any International Criminal Court personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces or allies in Afghanistan. “I’m announcing a policy of U.S. visa restrictions on those individuals directly responsible for any ICC investigation of U.S. personnel,” Pompeo said. "These visa restrictions may also be used to deter ICC efforts to pursue allied personnel, including Israelis, without allies’ consent.”

The Israelis? What have they got to do with Afghanistan? Obviously something Pompeo wnats kept hidden under a very big rock.


 No.133390

File: ea4ac7f5d40cf28⋯.png (48.96 KB, 2880x1684, 720:421, U.S._incarceration_rates_1….png)

>>133367

Note this is an extremely recent and sudden abnormality, stemming nearly in its entirety from one piece of Reagan-era legislation, the 1984 Sentencing Reform Act, and its state-level counterparts formulated and pushed by the Republican Party's ALEC thinktank.


 No.133481

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/syria-condemns-trump-occupied-golan-heights-move-190322085625746.html

Syrian state news agency SANA cited a foreign ministry source on Friday as saying Trump's statement showed "the blind bias of the United States" towards Israel.

The Syrian Negotiations Commission voiced "its rejection of this decision and its national commitment to Syria's right to retrieve all its occupied territory."

The territory's return has always been a key Syrian national demand, championed by government and rebels alike throughout the bloody civil war that has ripped the country apart since 2011.

Turkey, which is heavily involved in the eight-year-old Syrian conflict, said that Trump's statement has brought the region to the edge of a new crisis.

"We cannot allow the legitimisation of the occupation of the Golan Heights," President Tayyip Erdogan, who is opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said in a speech at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul.

Iran said the statement was unacceptable. "This illegal and unacceptable recognition does not change the fact that it belongs to Syria," an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman was cited as saying by state TV.

Both Iran and Russia have deployed forces in Syria in support of Assad during the Syrian conflict, with Iran sending its own forces and backing regional Shia militias such as Lebanon's Hezbollah that have helped Damascus.

Meanwhile the Arab League said Trump's comments were "completely outside international law".

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said Trump's statement would not change "the constant fact", recognised internationally, that the "Golan Heights are Syrian lands forcefully occupied by Israel".

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said lasting peace in the region requires Israel to withdraw from all Arab territories it occupies, including the Golan, while Egypt has urged "respect (for) legitimate international resolutions and the United Nations Charter on the unacceptability of land appropriation by force".

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/us/politics/golan-heights-trump.html

But as a symbolic step, the decision is momentous — underlining Mr. Trump’s willingness to flout diplomatic orthodoxy and shake up a debate over the Middle East that has changed little since the 1970s.

Palestinian officials, who have been alienated from the Trump administration since it moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem, predicted that the latest move would ignite a new wave of violence in the region.

“What shall tomorrow bring?” Saeb Erekat, a veteran Palestinian Authority peace negotiator, said in a tweet. “Certain destabilisation and bloodshed in our region.”

Former diplomats said Mr. Trump’s action was unnecessary and would inflame an issue that had been largely dormant. They also said it would embolden other world leaders who seized territory in violation of international norms.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47664529

The EU says it does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, and its position on the issue "has not changed".

Russia, which has been providing military support to President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian conflict, said a change in the status of the Golan would be a direct violation of decisions taken by the UN.

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said the announcement was "completely beyond international law".

Richard Haass, a former senior US state department official who is now president of the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, said he "strongly disagreed" with Mr Trump and that the decision would violate a UN Security Council resolution "which rules out acquiring territory by war".


 No.133492

File: 827f45326465234⋯.png (258.73 KB, 753x848, 753:848, Woodcut?.png)

>>133372

That picture is like something out of silent hill


 No.133496

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-22/key-part-of-u-s-curve-is-closest-to-inversion-since-07-chart

A widely watched section of the U.S. yield curve inverted on Friday for the first time since 2007, following the Federal Reserve’s dovish meeting this week. The spread between rates on 3-month bills and 10-year Treasuries fell below zero amid a global bond rally. Inversion – where yields at the short end of the curve are above those at the long end – has been a reliable indicator of recessions.


 No.133522

take your meds tbh


 No.133911

Censorship is getting tighter, as expected.

Now you can't even read Tarrant's Manifesto to find out his reasons for murder, presumably because that might make you go out and murder someone. You have to rely on the Government's version of his motives instead.

In 2004 Usama bin Laden sent a video to Aljazeera.com in which he explains to the US what 9/11 was about:

https://www.aljazeera.com/archive/2004/11/200849163336457223.html

[snippets]

"… just as you lay waste to our nation. So shall we lay waste to yours."

"And as I looked at those demolished towers in Lebanon, it entered my mind that we should punish the oppressor in kind and that we should destroy towers in America in order that they taste some of what we tasted and so that they be deterred from killing our women and children."

"Is defending oneself and punishing the aggressor in kind, objectionable terrorism? If it is such, then it is unavoidable for us."

"All that we have to do is to send two mujahidin to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al-Qaida, in order to make the generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic, and political losses without their achieving for it anything of note other than some benefits for their private companies."

"This is in addition to our having experience in using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers, as we, alongside the mujahidin, bled Russia for 10 years, until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat."

====

Now that is easy enough to understand. But because it blames the US, the reasons were entirely hidden from the US people, and Bush claimed it was because "they hate our freedoms" and used (via the Patriot Act) to REDUCE the US people's freedoms.

Perhaps the same thing would be true of the Tarrant Manifesto, but we shall never know because it is banned. Shame on you, NZ.

https://www.rt.com/news/454640-new-zealand-free-speech-censorship/

Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned


 No.133920

>>133911

Yeah, this is an interesting topic of the times for sure. I see both sides of the coin. I read both Tarrant’s manifesto and 2083 A European Declaration of Independence by Breivik, and personally I feel like I’ve particularly enjoyed dissecting all the diametrically opposed claims. I think the issue in the heart of the discussion we’re having has to do with the fact that they’re full of cherry picked ideology and small half truths that add up to a dangerously skewed perspective. Breivik’s manifesto for example has several hundreds of pages of cherry picked islamic scripture and history with next to context that in a vacuum could make you go “holy shit, islam people bad. Breivik good.” This is where we get into the dangers of pseudointellect and pseudoscience packaged as something more sinister. That and the sourcing of the information in Breivik’s for example, was entirely from a narrow list of online sources. All I’m saying is no information is consequenceless. I’m able to do my research, but that’s evidently not the case for most. I’m clearly advocating for freedom of speech, of the press, and from censorship as I read the manifestos myself and felt like there was something to gain by dissecting them myself. That being said, with more exposure comes more notoriety. Iron sharpens iron. Can it be a great deterrent as well as a great indoctrinator? I don’t see why not. Just here to advance the discussion if am doing so at all.


 No.133921

>>133911

>Forgot to say

Thanks for the content btw, never got to see that video of Bin Laden before.


 No.134373

North Korea

On March 22, the United States imposed the first new sanctions on North Korea since the second summit broke down last month. Hours later, North Korea pulled out of a liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul. Presumably they would have contacted Washington, and would have asked for the sanctions to be dropped.

On March 26, President Trump announced in a cryptic tweet that he was canceling major sanctions against North Korea. After several hours of confusion, the administration announced that Trump had not been referring to those sanctions — but instead had canceled new, as-yet unannounced North Korea sanctions that were in the pipeline.

Bloomberg News reports that this explanation may have been false. Bloomberg reporters say they have been told by five unnamed sources familiar with the matter that there were no new North Korea sanctions planned and that Trump was indeed referring to the sanctions against the two Chinese shipping companies doing business with North Korea. He was eventually persuaded to change his mind, however.

The U.S. Treasury Department identified two Chinese firms for new sanctions - Dalian Haibo International Freight Co Ltd and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co Ltd - which had helped the North evade U.S. and international sanctions, it said. It also cited 67 vessels for engaging in illicit transfers of refined petroleum with North Korean tankers or facilitating the export of the North’s coal. The latest sanctions showed there was some “leakage” in North Korea sanctions enforcement by China, but it was mostly abiding by U.N. resolutions, a senior U.S. official told reporters on condition of anonymity. The official said Trump “has made clear that the door is wide open to continuing the dialogue with North Korea.”

North Korea has warned it is considering suspending talks and may rethink a freeze on missile and nuclear tests, in place since 2017, unless Washington makes concessions.

Activity was detected at the North’s main rocket test facility around the time of the failed summit, fueling concern that Pyongyang may be about to resume weapons development to ratchet up pressure on Washington.

One wonders if the orange President knows what he is doing here.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-sanctions-idUSKCN1R222O

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/26/trump-confused-everyone-by-canceling-north-korea-sanctions-explanation-may-have-been-cover-up/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.aec63c77b306


 No.134800

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/world/middleeast/yemen-saudi-hospital-airstrike.html

A hospital in Yemen supported by Save the Children was hit Tuesday by a deadly airstrike that charity officials blamed on the Saudi-led coalition, an attack carried out on the war’s fourth anniversary.

At least seven people were killed, including four children, when a missile struck a gasoline station only yards from the entrance to the Kitaf hospital in rural northwest Yemen about 60 miles from the city of Saada, Save the Children officials said.

====

Result? US says the Saudis should investigate themselves in an open and transparent manner.

(And if they find themselves guilty of war crimes, they should turn themselves in to the ICC).


 No.135272

http://gowans.blog/2019/03/31/land-theft-ethnic-cleansing-and-jewish-supremacy-israels-settler-colonialism-in-syrias-golan-the-forgotten-occupied-territory/

Israel’s occupation, annexation, and plunder of Syria’s Golan recapitulates all that is repugnant about the Zionist state: its wars of aggression, land theft, ethnic cleansing, racism, quest for lebensraum, and contempt for international legal norms. It also shows that Israeli citizens, including the country’s Left, are not only complicit in these abominations, but approve of them. Moreover, Washington’s toleration of Israeli actions reveal that it has long accepted the Zionist state’s criminality, while falsely professing the deepest respect for international law; US president Donald Trump’s sanctifying Israel’s illegal 1981 annexation of Syrian territory only formalizes the United States’ informal acceptance of the Israeli crime.


 No.135286

>>133522

thefuck are you talking about

the only schizopost in this thread is an obivous 'OP HERE I SUCK HUGE COCKS' shitpost.


 No.135875

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBs8ccGwbz8

“PROPAGANDA” North Korea Documentary Film, [97 minutes]

Don’t bother about the origin of the video, it’s immaterial to the message.


 No.135879

On 31 March 2019 CNN's Twitter feed ran a video of Fareed Zakario's opinion piece. ( https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1112367079406080004?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1112702165494054912&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rt.com%2Fop-ed%2F455398-cnn-trump-putin-russia%2F )

Dubbed ‘Fareed’s take,’ the segment's blurb states “the real puzzle remains: Why has Trump been unwilling to confront Putin in any way on any issue? And will Venezuela be the moment when Trump finally ends his appeasement?”

The ways in which Trump has frustrated his Russian counterpart :

1. He has withdrawn from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing Russian non-compliance – a charge the Kremlin rejects.

2. Trump has accepted Montenegro into NATO and will probably add North Macedonia before his term is up. Both countries are in the Balkans, a traditional Russian sphere of influence.

3. Under Trump, the US armed Ukraine with lethal weapons in 2017, a step his predecessor Barack Obama was reluctant to take.

4. The US president expelled dozens of Russian diplomats last year in response to the alleged poisoning of a Russian spy, who defected to Britain. He also closed Russia’s consulate in Seattle (he’d already shuttered the San Francisco equivalent a year earlier).

5. In the spring of 2018, Trump ordered airstrikes against Syria, Russia’s Middle Eastern ally, which Putin condemned “in the most serious way.”

6. The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is a major piece of infrastructure for both Germany and Russia, and both countries have invested considerable energy in its completion. But Trump accuses Berlin of “paying billions of dollars into the coffers of Russia” adding how Germany is “totally controlled by Russia.” US media reported last month that Trump told German Chancellor Merkel: “Angela, you got to stop buying gas from Putin.”

7. Russia has backed the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, which the Americans hope to remove. Just last week, Trump ‘ordered’ Russia to “get out” of Venezuela, despite the fact that they have been there under a treaty with Caracas.

So, there we go again, yet another CNN Russia-related falsehood debunked. If this carries on much longer, the once-respected channel might as well rebrand as “Conspiracy Network News.”

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/455398-cnn-trump-putin-russia/


 No.135889

File: aeafff82541aeab⋯.jpg (174.04 KB, 669x984, 223:328, Серия Los Caprichos - 13 -….jpg)

>>133492

Looks like something out of Sassenacha's Caprichos there.


 No.135890

>>135889

G0ya. I guess the word filter gets anything with g*y in it.


 No.136186

This could have implications for Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Qatar, Mexico and Canada.

https://www.rt.com/business/455607-saudi-petrodollar-oil-trade-nopec/

Saudi Arabia is reportedly threatening to sell its oil in other currencies if the US passes a bill permitting antitrust lawsuits to be filed against OPEC members in US courts, a move which would decimate the tottering petrodollar.

If the US infringes on OPEC states' sovereign immunity and greenlights lawsuits for antitrust violations, energy officials in Riyadh are prepared to sell their oil in other currencies, according to multiple sources familiar with Saudi energy policy, one of whom told Reuters the threat has already been communicated to high-ranking US energy officials.


 No.136416

File: 83e5bebd836db8c⋯.png (62.59 KB, 302x254, 151:127, hot crossed bun ice cream.png)

Rampant consumerism

Ad seen on TV last night:

"hot crossed bun"-flavoured ice cream. ($4.70 /1 litre)


 No.136417

File: f1d3201f6207c7f⋯.jpg (161.9 KB, 980x551, 980:551, electric.helicopter.jpg)

Totally stupid

Air taxi in Austria

When 336 Kg of pilotless drone with 16 propellers falls out of the sky onto the public and cuts a few heads off, this MIGHT be banned, if anyone objects.


 No.136795

Venezuela

Washington continues to heap new sanctions on Venezuela, while China sends medicines, and helps to get Venezuela's power grid back up, and blocking Guido from their banking summit. Russia installs a helicopter pilot training complex.

Trump administration on Friday levied sanctions against two foreign-owned companies and one tanker involved in the regular shipment of Venezuelan oil to Cuba, the latest in a series of escalating measures to bring pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

The sanctions block all U.S.-based assets from and prohibit any dollar transactions with properties owned by the companies, based in Liberia and Greece, along with the Liberian-flagged tanker. An additional 34 ships owned by Venezuela’s state oil company, PDVSA, were blocked.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/22/iadb-cancels-china-meeting-after-beijing-bars-venezuela-representative/

WASHINGTON — The Inter-American Development Bank on Friday called off next week’s meeting of its 48 member countries in China after Beijing refused to allow a representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to attend, two sources with knowledge of the decision said.

The sources said the decision was made in Washington on Friday at a meeting of the executive board of the IADB, Latin America’s largest development lender, after China refused to change its position.

https://www.rt.com/news/455469-china-refutes-military-venezuela/

Beijing has dismissed reports that it sent a cohort of soldiers to Venezuela along with a shipment of humanitarian aid.

A shipment of 65 tons of Chinese medicine reached Caracas on Friday. Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami welcomed the aid flight, and praised the “important and strategic level” of the partnership between Beijing and Caracas.

However, unconfirmed reports stated that a deployment of more than 120 Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers accompanied the aid flight, bringing military supplies for President Nicolas Maduro’s forces.

https://www.rt.com/business/453697-china-venezuela-electricity-help/

"China is willing to provide help and technical support to restore Venezuela's power grid," said the spokesman. Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez said on Tuesday that operations of the country's power grid have almost fully resumed nationwide.


 No.136796

>>136795

>Washington continues to heap new sanctions on Venezuela, while China sends medicines, and helps to get Venezuela's power grid back up, and blocking Guido from their banking summit.

Very efficient those chinamen, wouldn't it be a good idea to hand over the entire country to them, so that Maduro and his party can do what they are efficient at; filling their pockets, stuffing their mouths and goose-stepping at parades?


 No.136806

..>> 136796

"filling their pockets"? Do you know what is in their pockets? No.

You must have been listening to what the US says they are doing. (The US is biased AGAINST Venezuela).


 No.136808

>>136806

They surely aren't doing the things they're so incompetent at they had to bring in the chinese to do them.




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