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Robinhood can be a gambling platform, but it's not and removing it or regulating it will exacerbate the divide between the wealthy and the rest of the U.S.

Hi everyone,
Lately I've been reading and watching on the news about Robinhood and I just wanted to give my two cents as somebody who actually researches Gambling disorder in the United States. My goal in this post is to hopefully encourage people on WSB to become politically active in preventing the regulations or removal of certain aspects that Robinhood allows on its investing platform. First, let me define some terms from the Gambling disorder field:
In this post I will address a few arguments at Robinhood. The first is regarding the "gambling" nature of investment that Robinhood purportedly encourages. The second is that the average investor needs to be "protected" because they lack the information and knowledge to participate on the app.
When I first downloaded Robinhood, I was skeptical at first and proceeded to uninstall and reinstall it multiple times before I deposited $350 to invest in stock. The app provided me a "scratch-off" with my first deposit that rewarded me with my first stock (some medical company). That was the only time that event occurred. If we look at my prior definition of gambling, technically that is not a form of gambling. I placed nothing of value on this random outcome. If the actual act of investing in stock is gambling this leads to an interesting analogy regarding trading platforms, not just Robinhood.
Stocks are the game (roulette, blackjack, craps), Robinhood and trading platforms are the dealers (giving information on the rules of the game and how much it costs to place a bet), and the liberal market is the casino.
In this analogy everybody is in the Casino, and if you don't play the game you stand to lose regardless as your money loses value to inflation. Even worse, if the casino folds the people that didn't cash out or were fully invested in the casino never collapsing (The Great Depression, the recession of 2008 the coronavirus recession) can stand to lose everything even if they didn't participate (regular person that was laid off) or were placing safe bets (ETF's Blue chip stocks etc).
The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Galvin, is addressing the wrong issue by suing Robinhood. What should be addressed is the reasons that people even participate in Robinhood or in any trading platform. The average individual doesn't understand the market and the United States does not address this ignorance by providing information on how to properly invest for retirement or provide a welfare structure that protects against poverty as individuals become unable to participate fully in the economy due to injury, developmental disability, age, discrimination or lack of access to the "free" market. To claim that people on Robinhood "gamble" for excitement or risk is reductive. People invest their money on Robinhood for the potential accumulate life changing "tendies" that will protect them from the eventuality that they will be unable to participate in the economy and the government will not insulate them from the fiscal impact an individual will (not if) have to deal with in regards rising medical cost for their healthcare and any other services they would require in order to lead a normal life. If William Galvin is actually concerned about the "gamefying" of investment, he should focus on regulating Wall Street and the Banking sector, because last time I checked investors on Robinhood invest with their own money, not the money of other people.
The argument that the average investor isn't informed also leads to more issues that I guarantee the government doesn't want to address or even ask because it would require an expansion of the welfare state and higher taxes on companies and individuals. If the average American is too dumb to invest using Robinhood that what is the solution? The U.S. government has always fought any sort of government guaranteed income or services to insulate an individual against against insolvency from the free market as can be seen by the desire to privatize almost all forms of government programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps and Medicaid. This has already occurred with certain programs at the federal level such as HUD which doesn't do anything to help people get affordable housing and the drastic reduction in funding for colleges and universities especially after boomers were done getting their degrees for essentially free.
So lets examine what the average person has to understand in the American economy,
So the average American is suppose to navigate all of the aforementioned areas with little to no government assistance. But Robinhood should be regulated, makes sense. Let's not even talk about that most Americans read at about an 8th grade level and have a tough time understanding that a quarter pounder is less than a one third hamburger...
"Why the third pound hamburger failed: One of the most vivid arithmetic failings displayed by Americans occurred in the early 1980s, when the A&W restaurant chain released a new hamburger to rival the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder. With a third-pound of beef, the A&W burger had more meat than the Quarter Pounder; in taste tests, customers preferred A&W’s burger. And it was less expensive. A lavish A&W television and radio marketing campaign cited these benefits. Yet instead of leaping at the great value, customers snubbed it. Only when the company held customer focus groups did it become clear why. The Third Pounder presented the American public with a test in fractions. And we failed. Misunderstanding the value of one-third, customers believed they were being overcharged. Why, they asked the researchers, should they pay the same amount for a third of a pound of meat as they did for a quarter-pound of meat at McDonald’s. The “4” in “¼,” larger than the “3” in “⅓,” led them astray. --Elizabeth Green, NYT Magazine, on losing money by overestimating the American Public Intelligence."
The REAL QUESTION is what responsibility does the government have to insulate the average American from an economy that by its very nature is predatory, especially when the argument set forth by William Galvinson is that the public doesn't understand how to invest on Robinhood. Especially since the government has told the public from day one to take care of themselves as they get older through investing instead of expecting the government to provide assistance. By removing or regulating Robinhood, the fungibility of the average American's dollar will drop in value because they are prevented from another avenue of wealth accumulation, which research shows (at least for those in poverty) they turn to gambling as a means of wealth accumulation because even though the return on a gamble is less it is technically even since their dollar is also worth less.
I think I may have gone on a rant, sorry.
TL; DR,
Please buy me some tendies William Galvin, because I like to be wined and dined before I GET FUCKED!
Robinhood isn't gambling. Robinhood just provides a service to investing on Wall Street, the actual gambling is our devotion to supply side economics which is the original, STONKS ONLY GO UP 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀
Also, if we are going to start regulating Robinhood because of the actions of a minority (WSB) then we should start regulating other industries that are WAY more predatory and impact a larger amount of the U.S. such as, payday loans, guns, pharma industry, surprise medical bills from emergency rooms, childcare, prison industry, bail industry etc. I bet you the cost to the U.S. economy from those industries is way more than anything Robinhood has done.
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My notes from Governor Baker's Press Conference today (5/11)

These are notes I took while watching today's press conference. They are not perfect or comprehensive, but rather a brief summary for anyone who couldn't watch. If you want to watch the recording of the press conference, it's available on youtube. All press conferences are broadcast live on www.mass.gov/covid19-updates (the page is usually updated with the time of the press conference some time in the morning).
Most hospitals are asking for donations of personal protective equipment such as N95 respirator masks, safety goggles and paper gowns.
The American Red Cross says it is facing a "severe blood shortage" because of canceled blood drives, and it's asking healthy individuals to donate blood, platelets or AB elite plasma.
Please consider donating to this fundraiser for the Greater Boston Food Bank, which is being run by The Paper Mouse (a gift shop in West Newton). The shop is matching donations up to $5000 in addition to donating 20% of their May revenue.
Notes in brackets [Example] are notes of my own and don't represent what was said in the press conference

Governor Baker
Questions

Notes from me:
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Australia Goes Back to the 1980s With Its Economy Closed to World

Australia’s success in curbing Covid-19 infections is allowing it to slowly ease some restrictions even as it remains largely closed off from the rest of the world, taking its economy back to the pre-globalization era.
Mining and agriculture continue to support exports and a government-sponsored group is looking at ways to revive manufacturing. But the flow of foreign tourists, students and immigrants has been frozen, pinning hopes for a rebound on local consumption.
The closed borders and domestic reliance has the economy harking back to the 1980s, before the lifting of tariffs opened up trade and Paul Hogan offered to put another shrimp on the Barbie for international visitors.
Services Driven Nearly two-thirds of economic output from service industries
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Nominal gross value added, 2018-19
The capacity of services to quickly turnaround and the fact Aussies aren’t blowing savings on holidays abroad could help the nation fare better than many developed-world peers. Much will depend on the mood of households as unemployment rises, with a poor construction outlook adding to headwinds.
What Bloomberg’s Economists Say “Close to 1 million Australians per month traveled overseas in 2019. They will now be looking for a change of destination, heading to Noosa instead of Nusa Dua; Port Douglas, not Penang; and catching up with friends at bars in Melbourne Laneways, instead of Hong Kong’s mid levels. Containment measures change the economics of international travel.”
James McIntyre, economist
Household consumption, which makes up around 55% of the economy, has been boosted on the one hand by people stocking up on essentials during the lockdown, but hammered on the other as they couldn’t eat out or go to the movies. Shops and restaurants are gradually reopening but, for consumption to drive any rebound, households must put aside concerns over job security and debt to drive spending. That may be tough.
Wesfarmers Ltd. is seeing shift in consumer behavior across its retail portfolio. Home improvement and office products stores, Bunnings and Officeworks, have seen significant uplift in sales, while general merchandise stores, Target and Kmart, have seen sales slow.
Pessimistic households have consumption outlook seeming bleak Even before Covid-19, Australian households were among the most indebted in the developed world, with debt almost double disposable income. The threat of unemployment to people’s ability to meet their debts is now key, and the Reserve Bank of Australia has long acknowledged it as a major risk facing the economy.
The unemployment rate is currently 6.2%, with the central bank expecting it to peak at around 10%. Banks are offering repayment holidays to help tide homeowners over and have quadrupled provisions for an expected surge in bad debts.
Australia Passes Massive Stimulus Measures as Virus Spreads People wait in line outside a Centrelink office in the Bondi Junction suburb of Sydney, March 2020.Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg The absence of skilled migration due to closed national borders will also hit pause on what had been steady stream of profitable mortgage lending for the banks. That could flow through to housing prices if sustained.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia said its base case is for an 11% fall in home prices, though in a prolonged downturn a cumulative 32% slump is possible. National Australia Bank Ltd. said in a severe downturn, prices could plummet 21% this year.
Uncertainty and job insecurity impacting property market Residential construction typically closely follows house price movements, and the sector was already scaling back activity following the previous flood of new stock still working its way into the market.
The RBA earlier this month said that indications from the initial stages of the development process suggests demand for new housing “has deteriorated significantly.” It expects dwelling investment to plunge 17% in the 12 months through June and remain a drag on growth until 2021.
Property investors have been hit by the six month moratorium on tenancy evictions during coronavirus. Without renewed interest from investors, it’s challenging to get a new apartment development, particularly of any size, into construction.
The same holds for business investment. Unless the project was already underway, or is related to creating a covid-safe environment, capital expenditure plans have been parked until demand returns.
Natural Endowment Things look brighter as you leave the cities. Internationally, Australia is known as a commodity powerhouse. While it accounts for just 10% of output, it is a key source of export income and prosperity in the country.
Iron ore shipments from Port Hedland, a key export hub, hit a record for April, while gold sales from Perth Mint -- the main refiner -- also surged. Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. lifted its projected annual iron ore shipments in a wager on China’s recovery. “We are selling everything we can possibly produce,” Chairman Andrew Forrest says.
Net exports important source of economic growth It’s less rosy for the liquefied natural gas producers. Just as the coronavirus sent the global economy into lockdown, Russia and Saudi Arabia began a standoff that sent oil prices tumbling below zero.
Top producers Woodside Petroleum Ltd. and Santos Ltd. have slashed spending plans and deferred flagship growth projects -- worth over $15 billion -- in line with drastic steps by energy majors worldwide to hunker down during the pandemic.
On The Sheep’s Back Virus Fears Grow In Sydney As Growing GDP Expected To Be Hit Rolls of toilet papers sit in an empty section of a supermarket in Sydney, March 2020..Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg As supermarket shelves were stripped bare, a panicked nation was reminded of the sheer mass of food the country’s farmers produce. Domestic food production services more than 90% of fresh produce sold in supermarkets and still is able to more than match that amount in exports.
The industry could also become an unexpected source of employment. Backpackers and workers from Pacific Islands flock to rural areas to pick up work with seasonal tasks, but with borders shut and jobs being lost across the economy, farmers are likely turn to the local community for the extra labor.
Other producers have greater worries. Barley and meat exporters have been caught in China’s crosshairs in retaliation for Australia’s public call for an independent investigation of the coronavirus outbreak, while the wine industry is looking on nervously.
It’s been a tough year for wine, even before the virus. Clonakilla winery in New South Wales, north of Canberra, decided against producing a 2020 vintage after analysis showed unacceptably high levels of smoke taint from wildfires over the summer.
Exploring Our Own Backyard Australia's China Reliance Backfires as Virus Fallout Spreads Students sit on the grass at the University of Sydney, Feb. 2020.Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg The education industry was one of the first to feel the pinch from coronavirus restrictions. When the government imposed travel bans on flights from China in February, around 100,000 international students were unable to enter Australia to begin the academic year and left universities bracing for a costly fallout.
The University of Sydney, where students from China represented nearly one-quarter of the total student body, projected a A$470 million loss this year. Other institutions, including the University of Melbourne and Monash University, are bracing for similar hits. Even smaller regional institutions that don’t attract nearly the same level of international students have been affected.
With a lot of money at stake, there could be a relaxation of international border restrictions for students to study in Australia, before leisure travelers are allowed. But for businesses catering toward an offshore audience, demand is unlikely to snap back.
Qantas Airways Ltd. is currently operating just 1% of its network and has canceled overseas fights until at least the end of July. Its main competitor, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., collapsed into administration in April.
Virgin Australia Collapses After Pandemic Halts Air Travel Virgin Australia check-in kiosks inside a deserted Sydney Airport, April 2020. Photographer Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg Crown Resorts Ltd. and Star Entertainment Group Ltd., which both target big-spending visitors from Asia, were forced to close their casinos in Australia as the country locked down. Crown is just months away from completing a A$2.2 billion luxury gaming resort in Sydney.
The tourism industry was already reeling from the wave of cancellations following the December and January wildfires. The silver lining is that Australians will have no option but to spend holidays on home soil once inter-state travel is allowed again.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-19/australia-goes-back-to-the-1980s-with-economy-closed-to-world?sref=s0L1qQ1H
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Random Thoughts, Part 2 edition.

Random Thoughts, Part 2 edition.
Part 2 of this, Half Rant, half list, half shitpost. (150%)
"Slavery is a thing in EVERY fallout game, yet you cant buy a slave.
preston marked my map again. seriously considering siding with a different faction.
marcy is a bitch. should send her to my sex slave settlement, straighten her out a little.
just realised the sex slave settlement would definitely not "straighten" her out, seeing on how my character is female. interesting play of words.
the guy in the white tshirt with preston (starts with a J i think) is a mopey idiot. just listening to him talks makes me want to hang myself.
i still want a functioning car. feel like sturges could get off his ass and build something. there is cars in sanctuary, and seeing on how he is Mr.TF2 Engineer, i feel he could do something.
Why arent there any casinos? The Mojave is famous for it (surprise surprise), yet there arent any blackjack tables in The Commonwealth.
went to the Third Rail, noticed that the ghoul who owns the place is named ham. cant stop thinking of him as the Piggy Bank from Toy Story.
Just found an alien version of Elvis Presley in the third rail. why the fuck do i install these mods.
this world is a mess. the real life world is in worse condition somehow.
Just found Cait. got a boner. sent her to the sex prison. prison "sentence" undetermined.
So super mutants can become friendly. What if Virgil cured supermutants all around the commonwealth? Would they just become Raiders? or would they merge into normal society?
If Virgil could harness the ability to turn people into supermutants and kill them, he could make a lot of money. He could turn a guy into a super mutant, leave em for a few days, then turn them back. Because it would make them Sterile, it would be the ultimate replacement for condoms. but you cant ever have kids... well tough shit i guess.
Why are Gator Claws so similar to Death Claws? There is no way they would evolve similar to deathclaws, unless they were given deathclaw DNA. Then radiation would almost certainly change that.
preston looks like a cowboy. Wait. Django. Samuel L Jackson was in Django: Unchained. PRESTON IS SAMUEL L JACKSON!! FURTHER PROOF!!
Dr.Duff from Diamond City is very weird. Thinking she could be a Day Tripper Addict. Really the only thing that would explain... Constant Happiness. Or she just got laid.
Radiation Tornado? Radiation Hurricane? Rad Nor Easter? damn life must be tough in Tornado Alley.
Maybe its possible to build a car. Seriously Sturges. get off your ass. you dont do anything, other then tell someone to build shit despite the fact YOU are an engineer.
Questioning the Suicide Rate of the commonwealth. Unlike most other wasteland areas, this place is like Land Of the Bums. (reminds me of stuff Barid said in Gears of war 3.)
How come every cat looks the same? Did the radiation kill off every cat except for the Gray ones?
Why is Gray and Grey spelled differently? it is the same word, and it is the same thing. Wait this isnt even fallout, just me thinking. uh... abort?
Why did none of the birds mutate? Fallout 4 was planned to have Rad Storks.But the furthest bird mutation was that Chickens have no wings, and that all birds look like they just got shot with a fucking shotgun.
yes radstorks were an actual concept.
A Radstork would have had to be a Wood Stork, as for that is the only species of stork in north america. Unless... Animal Imports are still a thing? Rad-Zoo?
Now i want a rad-zoo. wait, i have all the DLCs. i have the cages, i can build a fricken ZOO!!!
i bet i could rename a bunch of fallout locations. lets try. Diamond City: Shitty Baseball. Goodneighbor: Ghetto Of the Commonwealth. The Prydwen: Scrapyard Hindenburg. I could totally do this.
Wonder what Cape Cod looks like after the bombs fell. Gonna assume its like far harbor, except less hillbillies.
preston marked my map again. i am going to cut him out of my drug dealings, just to piss him off.
pet stores? people keep pet cats, mole rats, dogs, and probably radroaches. well do they just go out and tame them? like Far Cry Primal Style? or do they find a vendor?
What happened to little dogs? Are they all dead? they probably got eaten by all the big dogs after the bombs. it is literally a dog eat dog world.
What if someone became a Feral Ghoul, inside of power armor? Would it make a Super Feral Ghoul Reaver? I would be terrified of that thing.
Did radiation effect any preexisting diseases? Like Super Aids? Can you get Rad EEE from Bloodbugs? Hell Rabies? It wouldnt be good of the player got a radiated STD from sleeping with piper."
Thanks for reading. probably getting a part 3 eventually, as soon as i can think of more shit. also good to get further proof that Preston is a descendant of Samuel L Jackson. I will crack that case eventually.
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Which of these twisted, nightmarish Fallout locations could you reasonably live and survive in?

The 3D Fallout games have brought with them some truly hellish locations that are undeniably hostile to human life, even by the standards of the post-nuclear world. However, a smart and tough survivor might reasonably eke out a sustainable existence if they are resourceful enough to overcome their many dangers.
I'll list what I believe to be the most nightmarish locations in the entire Fallout world. Which would you choose as your most-livable location?
The Sierra Madre - A place where the very air you breathe can kill you in seconds and hooded ghosts lie in wait to finish you off. The Sierra Madre is oppressive, dark, bloody, brooding and poisonous. What little supplies there are cannot sustain you for long against the hordes of ghost people, and there's no escaping the Cloud. The only safe haven is the Casino, which itself is locked up tighter than the strongest bank vault, and policed by invulnerable holograms.
The Pitt - A city ruled by bloodthirsty raiders lording over diseased slaves. Its burgeoning steel industry is marred by perhaps the most horrific working conditions imaginable. Sickness runs rampant, infecting everyone who stays for as little as a few years. Children are born with awful birth defects. Radiation is strong enough to boil water. The diseased atmosphere causes travelers to lose their minds. And to top it all off, should you survive the initial stages of the sickness, you have a high chance of devolving into a hideously mutated Trog, creatures who already infest the ruins of the city.
Washington, D.C. - The downtown area of the former capital is a constant warzone. Super Mutants populate the ruins, and no matter how many you cut down, two more take their place. The Super Mutant incursion prevents settlers from forming any sort of community, and those that have formed are required to be heavily fortified and manned by well-trained soldiers and guards. To simply get around, due to how heavily the city was bombed, you have to use abandoned Metro tunnels to bypass the walls of rubble, and they are rife with raiders, Mutants, Feral Ghouls and all manner of deadly threats.
The Glowing Sea - A scorched hellscape thick with ludicrously lethal levels of radiation and the most deadly creatures the Commonwealth has to offer. Nothing survives here except for the toughest predators and the hardiest of wastelanders. This one needs little in the way of explanation.
The Divide - A place which resembles less of a canyon and more a open wound in the Earth, the Divide is possibly the most hostile region west of the Mississippi River. The ground is cracked and broken, scorched by numerous underground nuclear detonations which have rendered it utterly inhospitable. Radiation is a huge concern here, as are the terrifying weather patterns unique to the Divide, famously taking the form of dust storms strong enough to tear skin from flesh. Contending with it all are the hateful, bloodthirsty Marked Men who kill any traveller on sight, as well numerous Deathclaws and a plague of vicious Tunnelers; creatures that are as ferocious as they are deadly.

Each of these places make it their life's mission to kill you, personally. But if you had to choose one, what one would it be?
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A Few More Conspiracy Theories that turned out to be True

1. Kennedy Assassination - The 2nd Investigation by Congress Few People Know About, United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA)

The HSCA was established in 1976 to investigate the John F. Kennedy assassination and the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination. The Committee investigated until 1978, and in 1979 issued its final report, concluding that President John F. Kennedy was probably assassinated by a conspiracy involving the mob, and potentially the CIA.
The House Select Committee on Assassinations undertook reinvestigations of the murders of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1979, a single Report and twelve volumes of appendices on each assassination were published by the Congress.
In the JFK case, the HSCA found that there was a "probable conspiracy," though it was unable to determine the nature of that conspiracy or its other participants (besides Oswald).
This finding was based in part on acoustics evidence from a tape purported to record the shots, but was also based on other evidence including an investigation of Ruby's Mafia connections and potential CIA and/or FBI connections to Oswald. To this day, many conspiracy deniers are unaware that the Congressional investigation into JFK’s assassination concluded beyond any shadow of a doubt that it was a conspiracy.
What made them come to this conclusion?
Aside from reading the report, many witnesses (some of whom were CIA agents and station chiefs in Dallas that morning) were killed the night before testifying.
For example, George de Mohrenschildt was a petroleum geologist who befriended Lee Harvey Oswald during the months preceding the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. He also worked for the CIA.
He also blew his brains out the night before he was to testify to the committee. The committee also uncovered, among many things, that Oswald left the marines where he learned how to speak fluent Russian (at the height of the cold war).
He was given money by the State Department to travel to Russia where he stopped off in Japan at a top secret US Military facility. The Warren Commission even mentioned this part. What most people do not know is that he probably was working in the Cold War infiltrating the Russians as either a “dangle,” “double agent,” or “defector" of some kind.
What is interesting is that upon his return he got more money from the State Department to buy a house and work with an ex FBI Chief and CIA officials in training anti-Castro Cubans for an invasion.
In Louisiana, where he was working, the CIA was involved in Operation Mongoose, where Oswald worked under CIA Agent David Ferrie, who killed himself before testifying in a trial on the Assassination as well. Operation Mongoose worked closely with Southern Mafia figures largely because the casinos in Cuba, which were shut down after Fidel obtained control over the country, were epicenters for control on the island.
The CIA even hired the Mafia to assassinate Fidel on many occasions, 3 attempts which failed are common knowledge.
What is funny is that figures who worked very close with Oswald either ended up dead (over 100 of them connected to the assassination died within a few years of unusual circumstances) or they ended up in other conspiracies.
For instance, E. Howard Hunt (CIA Agent) confessed to being involved in the conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy on his deathbed.
E Howard Hunt was one of the Watergate Burglars. Barry Seal, who worked with Oswald and Ferrie ended up being one of the largest cocaine smugglers in the United States during Iran Contra, as a key player for the agency and informant for the DEA.
There is so much more to get into, but there just isn’t enough time. Oswald's tax returns are still classified top secret to this day. Why? Perhaps he was still getting $$ from the United States, which places him on the payroll. That money trail leads to figures, many of whom were murdered, that would have blown the story wide open. For 14 years, most didn't know this.
The HSCA investigations by congress went against the findings of the Warren Commission and both reports are from the same source, Congressional Committees.
Which is true? Why do we only teach one to our children in school?
VIDEO

2. 1919 World Series Conspiracy

The 1919 World Series (often referred to as the Black Sox Scandal) resulted in the most famous scandal in baseball history.
Eight players from the Chicago White Sox (nicknamed the Black Sox) were accused of throwing the series against the Cincinnati Reds. Details of the scandal remain controversial, and the extent to which each player was involved varied.
It was, however, front-page news across the country when the story was uncovered late in the 1920 season, and despite being acquitted of criminal charges (throwing baseball games was technically not a crime), the eight players were banned from organized baseball (i.e. the leagues subject to the National Agreement) for life.
There are hundreds of other conspiracies involving throwing games, sporting matches and large scale entertainment events. It is common knowledge for many, this list would have to go into the thousands if we included all of them.

3.Karen Silkwood

Karen was an American labor union activist and chemical technician at the Kerr-McGee plant near Crescent, Oklahoma, United States. Silkwood's job was making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods.
After being hired at Kerr-McGee, Silkwood joined the Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Union local and took part in a strike at the plant. After the strike ended, she was elected to the union's bargaining committee and assigned to investigate health and safety issues.
She discovered what she believed to be numerous violations of health regulations, including exposure of workers to contamination, faulty respiratory equipment and improper storage of samples. She also believed the lack of sufficient shower facilities could increase the risk of employee contamination.
In the summer of 1974, Silkwood testified to the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) about these issues, alleging that safety standards had slipped because of a production speedup which resulted in employees being given tasks for which they were poorly trained. She also alleged that Kerr-McGee employees handled the fuel rods improperly and that the company falsified inspection records.
On November 5, 1974, Silkwood performed a routine self-check and found almost 400 times the legal limit for plutonium contamination. She was decontaminated at the plant and sent home with a testing kit to collect urine and feces for further analysis. Oddly, though there was plutonium on the exterior surfaces (the ones she touched) of the gloves she had been using, the gloves did not have any holes.
This suggests the contamination did not come from inside the glove box, but from some other source, in other words, someone was trying to poison her.
The next morning, as she headed to a union negotiation meeting, she again tested positive for plutonium. This was surprising because she had only performed paperwork duties that morning. She was given a more intense decontamination. The following day, November 7, 1974, as she entered the plant, she was found to be dangerously contaminated - even expelling contaminated air from her lungs.
A health physics team accompanied her back to her home and found plutonium traces on several surfaces - especially in the bathroom and the refrigerator.
The house was later stripped and decontaminated. Silkwood, her partner and housemate were sent to Los Alamos National Laboratory for in-depth testing to determine the extent of the contamination in their bodies. Later that evening, Silkwood's body was found in her car, which had run off the road and struck a culvert. The car contained no documents.
She was pronounced dead at the scene from a "classic, one-car sleeping-driver accident".

4. CIA Drug Smuggling in Arkansas

August 23, 1987, in a rural community just south of Little Rock, police officers murdered two teenage boys because they witnessed a police-protected drug drop. The drop was part of a drug smuggling operation based at a small airport in Mena, Arkansas.
The Mena operation was set up in the early 1980's by the notorious drug smuggler, Barry Seal. Facing prison after a drug conviction in Florida, Seal flew to Washington, D.C., where he put together a deal that allowed him to avoid prison by becoming an informant for the government.
As a government informant against drug smugglers, Seal testified he worked for the CIA and the DEA. In one federal court case, he testified that his income from March 1984 to August 1985, was between $700,000 and $800,000. This period was AFTER making his deal with the government.
Seal testified that nearly $600,000 of this came from smuggling drugs while working for - and with the permission of the DEA. In addition to his duties as an informant, Seal was used by CIA operatives to help finance the Nicaraguan Contras. The CIA connection to the Mena operation was undeniable when a cargo plane given to Seal by the CIA was shot down over Nicaragua with a load of weapons.
In spite of the evidence, every investigator who has tried to expose the crimes of Mena has been professionally destroyed, and those involved in drug smuggling operations have received continued protection from state and federal authorities.
February 20, 1986 report on Mena Drug Smuggling: VIDEO DELETED

5. Bohemian Grove

For years, many conspiracy theorists were saying that the rich and powerful met every year in the woods and worshiped a giant stone owl in an occult fashion.
It turns out, ABC, CBS, NBC, and many other credible news agencies investigated this and found out, its true. It is said to be just all fun and games, like brotherhood style fraternity stuff.
These clips can be viewed here.

6. Operation Paperclip

Operation Paperclip was the code name for the 1945 Office of Strategic Services, Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency recruitment of German scientists from Nazi Germany to the U.S. after VE Day.
President Truman authorized Operation Paperclip in August 1945; however he expressly ordered that anyone found "to have been a member of the Nazi party and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism" would be excluded.
These included Wernher von Braun, Arthur Rudolph and Hubertus Strughold, who were all officially on record as Nazis and listed as a "menace to the security of the Allied Forces." All were cleared to work in the U.S. after having their backgrounds "bleached" by the military; false employment histories were provided, and their previous Nazi affiliations were expunged from the record.
The paperclips that secured newly-minted background details to their personnel files gave the operation its name.

7. The Round Table

British businessman Cecil Rhodes advocated the British Empire re-annexing the United States of America and reforming itself into an "Imperial Federation" to bring about a hyperpower and lasting world peace.
In his first will, of 1877, written at the age of 23, he expressed his wish to fund a secret society (known as the Society of the Elect) that would advance this goal:
“To and for the establishment, promotion and development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of British rule throughout the world, the perfecting of a system of emigration from the United Kingdom, and of colonization by British subjects of all lands where the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labor and enterprise, and especially the occupation by British settlers of the entire Continent of Africa, the Holy Land, the Valley of the Euphrates, the Islands of Cyprus and Candia, the whole of South America, the Islands of the Pacific not heretofore possessed by Great Britain, the whole of the Malay Archipelago, the seaboard of China and Japan, the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire, the inauguration of a system of Colonial representation in the Imperial Parliament which may tend to weld together the disjointed members of the Empire and, finally, the foundation of so great a Power as to render wars impossible, and promote the best interests of humanity.”
In his later wills, a more mature Rhodes abandoned the idea and instead concentrated on what became the Rhodes Scholarship, which had British statesman Alfred Milner as one of its trustees.
Established in 1902, the original goal of the trust fund was to foster peace among the great powers by creating a sense of fraternity and a shared world view among future British, American, and German leaders by having enabled them to study for free at the University of Oxford.
Milner and British official Lionel George Curtis were the architects of the Round Table movement, a network of organizations promoting closer union between Britain and its self-governing colonies.
To this end, Curtis founded the Royal Institute of International Affairs in June 1919 and, with his 1938 book The Commonwealth of God, began advocating for the creation of an imperial federation that eventually re-annexes the U.S., which would be presented to Protestant churches as being the work of the Christian God to elicit their support.
The Commonwealth of Nations was created in 1949 but it would only be a free association of independent states rather than the powerful imperial federation imagined by Rhodes, Milner and Curtis.
The Council on Foreign Relations began in 1917 with a group of New York academics who were asked by President Woodrow Wilson to offer options for the foreign policy of the United States in the interwar period.
Originally envisioned as a British-American group of scholars and diplomats, some of whom belonging to the Round Table movement, it was a subsequent group of 108 New York financiers, manufacturers and international lawyers organized in June 1918 by Nobel Peace Prize recipient and U.S. secretary of state, Elihu Root, that became the Council on Foreign Relations on 29 July 1921. The first of the council’s projects was a quarterly journal launched in September 1922, called Foreign Affairs.
Some believe that the Council on Foreign Relations is a front organization for the Round Table as a tool of the "Anglo-American Establishment", which they believe has been plotting from 1900 on to rule the world.
The research findings of historian Carroll Quigley, author of the 1966 book Tragedy and Hope, are taken by both conspiracy theorists of the American Old Right (Cleon Skousen) and New Left (Carl Oglesby) to substantiate this view, even though he argued that the Establishment is not involved in a plot to implement a one-world government but rather British and American benevolent imperialism driven by the mutual interests of economic elites in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Quigley also argued that, although the Round Table still exists today, its position in influencing the policies of world leaders has been much reduced from its heyday during World War I and slowly waned after the end of World War II and the Suez Crisis. Today it is largely a ginger group, designed to consider and gradually influence the policies of the Commonwealth of Nations, but faces strong opposition.
Furthermore, in American society after 1965, the problem, according to Quigley, was that no elite was in charge and acting responsibly.
American banker David Rockefeller joined the Council on Foreign Relations as its youngest-ever director in 1949 and subsequently became chairman of the board from 1970 to 1985; today he serves as honorary chairman.
In 2002, Rockefeller authored his autobiography Memoirs wherein, on page 405, he wrote:
“For more than a century ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents... to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions.
Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will.
If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
Barkun argues that this statement is partly facetious (the claim of "conspiracy" or "treason") and partly serious - the desire to encourage trilateral cooperation among the U.S., Europe, and Japan, for example - an ideal that used to be a hallmark of the internationalist wing of the Republican Party when there was an internationalist wing.
However, the statement is taken at face value and widely cited by conspiracy theorists as proof that the Council on Foreign Relations (itself alleged to be a front for an "international banking cabal", as well as, it is claimed, the sponsor of many "globalist" think tanks such as the Trilateral Commission) uses its role as the brain trust of American presidents, senators and representatives to manipulate them into supporting a New World Order.
Conspiracy theorists fear that the international bankers of financial capitalism are planning to eventually subvert the independence of the U.S. by subordinating national sovereignty to a strengthened Bank for International Settlements with the intent to,
“create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole”.
In a 13 November 2007 interview with Canadian journalist Benjamin Fulford, Rockefeller countered:
“I don't think that I really feel that we need a world government. We need governments of the world that work together and collaborate. But, I can't imagine that there would be any likelihood or even that it would be desirable to have a single government elected by the people of the world...
There have been people, ever since I've had any kind of position in the world, who have accused me of being ruler of the world. I have to say that I think for the large part, I would have to decide to describe them as crackpots. It makes no sense whatsoever, and isn't true, and won't be true, and to raise it as a serious issue seems to me to be irresponsible.”
Some American social critics, such as Laurence H. Shoup, argue that the Council on Foreign Relations is an "imperial brain trust", which has, for decades, played a central behind-the-scenes role in shaping U.S. foreign policy choices for the post-WWII international order and the Cold War, by determining what options show up on the agenda and what options do not even make it to the table; while others, such as G. William Domhoff, argue that it is in fact a mere policy discussion forum, which provides the business input to U.S. foreign policy planning.
The latter argue that it has nearly 3,000 members, far too many for secret plans to be kept within the group; all the council does is sponsor discussion groups, debates and speakers; and as far as being secretive, it issues annual reports and allows access to its historical archives.

8. The Illuminati

The Order of the Illuminati was an Enlightenment-age secret society founded on May 1st, 1776, in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by Adam Weishaupt, who was the first lay professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt.
The movement consisted of freethinkers, secularists, liberals, republicans and pro-feminists, recruited in the Masonic Lodges of Germany, who sought to promote perfectionism through mystery schools.
As a result, in 1785, the order was infiltrated, broken and suppressed by the government agents of Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, in his campaign to neutralize the threat of secret societies ever becoming hotbeds of conspiracies to overthrow the monarchy and state religion.
In the late 18th century, reactionary conspiracy theorists, such as Scottish physicist John Robison and French Jesuit priest Augustin Barruel, began speculating that the Illuminati survived their suppression and became the masterminds behind the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
The Illuminati were accused of being enlightened absolutists who were attempting to secretly orchestrate a world revolution in order to globalize the most radical ideals of the Enlightenment: anti-clericalism, anti-monarchism, and anti-patriarchalism. During the 19th century, fear of an Illuminati conspiracy was a real concern of European ruling classes, and their oppressive reactions to this unfounded fear provoked in 1848 the very revolutions they sought to prevent.
Although many say that the Illuminati was disbanded and destroyed so long ago, it is well known that the Rothschild dynasty following the family’s involvement in the secret order in Bavaria received much attention for its major takeover of Europe’s central banks.
The Rothschild dynasty owns roughly half of the world’s wealth and evidence suggests it has funded both sides of major wars, including the United States Civil War.

9. The Trilateral Commission

The Trilateral Commission is a private organization, established to foster closer cooperation among the United States, Europe and Japan.
It was founded in July 1973 at the initiative of David Rockefeller, who was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations at that time. The Trilateral Commission is widely seen as a counterpart to the Council on Foreign Relations.
In July 1972, Rockefeller called his first meeting, which was held at Rockefeller's Pocantico compound in New York's Hudson Valley. It was attended by about 250 individuals who were carefully selected and screened by Rockefeller and represented the very elite of finance and industry.
Its first executive committee meeting was held in Tokyo in October 1973. The Trilateral Commission was officially initiated, holding biannual meetings.
A Trilateral Commission Task Force Report, presented at the 1975 meeting in Kyoto, Japan, called An Outline for Remaking World Trade and Finance, said:
"Close Trilateral cooperation in keeping the peace, in managing the world economy, and in fostering economic development and in alleviating world poverty, will improve the chances of a smooth and peaceful evolution of the global system."
Another Commission document read:
"The overriding goal is to make the world safe for interdependence by protecting the benefits which it provides for each country against external and internal threats which will constantly emerge from those willing to pay a price for more national autonomy.
This may sometimes require slowing the pace at which interdependence proceeds, and checking some aspects of it. More frequently however, it will call for checking the intrusion of national government into the international exchange of both economic and non-economic goods."

March 29, 1981 News Clip on Trilateral Commission:
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May 2, 1995 News Clip on Trilateral Commission:
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Peter Thornhill on why shares will always beat property

I've been listening to the podcast below which is a discussion between Peter Thornhill and Aussie Fire Bug.
https://www.aussiefirebug.com/podcast-peter-thornhill/
In this podcast, Thornhill gives a very persuasive argument as it why shares will always beat property, which is that shares represent human endeavour ie business. You own eg Commonwealth Bank, Mirvac, Stockland, etc. However, property is just land and a building. There is no human endeavour. If property were more profitable than business then businesses would invest in property. Banks would buy property and hold it rather than lend to property investors. Stockland would buy and hold residential property rather than develop them and sell them off. Of course, some companies do buy and home property eg REITs but they tend to be offices and malls rather than residenrial property.
According to Thornhill, property is just speculation on land, and with any speculation, it is possible to do well. For example, it is possible to get rich off bitcoin and many people have, but bitcoin does not have the same human endeavour as shares. Bitcoin is just a store of wealth, not a grower of wealth through new breakthrough technologies, innovations, etc.
If bitcoin were a good business, businesses would get into Bitcoin. Many argue that business is getting into Bitcoin (eg bitcoin exchanges and derivatives) but these bitcoin business are doing so to profit from human demand for speculating. Banks will offer bitcoin futures contracts and derivatives and exchanges similar to how a casino makes money off human demand for speculation by taking a cut off the transactions. Real estate agents, banks, and government arguably do the same for land.
Keeping with this bitcoin and land analogy, the two are very similar. Bitcoin has a fixed supply maintained by the creator and miners who profit from the fees. This fixed supply leads to speculation. Likewise, land has fixed supply maintained by the government through urban growth boundaries. Land is effectively the government's bitcoin, and the government through various taxes also plays the role of the miners in that it collects fees and taxes for the transaction of land. Both land and bitcoin are similar in this regard and they end up being speculation vehicles showing high degrees of FOMO. Gold is similar in that it is a fixed supply fungible store of wealth except it is not administered by a protocol or government like bitcoin or land is.
Anyway, what do you think Thornhill's views as well as the similarities of land and bitcoin? Note Thornhill never mentioned bitcoin. That is just something I thought of.
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[PA] Can I operate engagement photography sessions

I'm in Pennsylvania and operate a wedding photography business with my wife.
We have been abiding by stay at home mandates, all of our weddings have migrated to August and beyond (with loss of revenue due to some cancellations and postponements into next year). As many other business owners, our ability to work has been tanked as well as our income.
Given the current status of PA under stay at home orders, I am trying to identify if we are allowed to operate to fulfill engagement sessions for our couples who have weddings scheduled for later in this year and next year. These are (generally) included in our wedding packages booked with us. At current, we have 10 that are scheduled for this month (some were shifted from last month due to quarantine). The short term forecast is suggesting our stay at home orders will be at least through the end of May. We are trying to identify if we are required to migrate these sessions to June and beyond, or if they can actually be documented this month despite the order.
We have frankly been at a loss regarding our specific business type (as have most of our colleagues in the wedding industry that we regularly network with) as it's not specifically addressed in statements from the government. I understand the practical argument that the government is telling us to stay home because it's not safe to go outside with few exceptions, and that engagement photos are not "essential" in the way that grocery stores are. With that said, there lies plenty of contradictions such as the opening of golf courses, recreation areas, etc. as in practice these things are not truly essential as food, water, shelter. I have been reviewing actual releases such as this from the government defining essential and non-essential and would like input on where we actually fall here.
“We strongly urge non-essential businesses across the commonwealth to do their part by temporarily closing as we work to flatten the curve and protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “We understand that businesses are an economic driver throughout Pennsylvania, and a temporary closure will be a financial and community disruptor. DCED is committed to working with the business community to provide helpful resources for financial assistance.”
Non-essential businesses include public-facing industries such as entertainment, hospitality, and recreation facilities, including but not limited to community and recreation centers; gyms, including yoga, barre and spin facilities; hair salons and barber shops, nail salons and spas; casinos; concert venues; theaters; sporting event venues and golf courses; retail facilities, including shopping malls except for pharmacy or other health care facilities within retail operations.
Further, the Governor has ordered that all restaurants and bars close their dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to do so, but eating and drinking inside restaurants and bars is temporarily prohibited. These businesses offering carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage should employ social distancing best practices and be aware of the Trump Administration’s guidance to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
Essential services and sectors include but are not limited to food processing, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, feed mills, construction, trash collection, grocery and household goods (including convenience stores), home repaihardware and auto repair, pharmacy and other medical facilities, biomedical and healthcare, post offices and shipping outlets, insurance, banks, gas stations, laundromats, veterinary clinics and pet stores, warehousing, storage, and distribution, public transportation, and hotel and commercial lodging.
Although these businesses may remain open, the Wolf Administration continues to encourage them to employ social distancing practices, and encourages Pennsylvanians to be thoughtful in their visits.
Other businesses, including but not limited to legal services, business and management consulting, professional services and insurance services are encouraged to have employees work remotely or telecommute. If that is not possible, they should employ social distancing best practices and be aware of the Trump Administration’s guidance to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people."
From reading this, non-essential businesses specifically appear to be addressing businesses with physical operating locations (ie: store, studio, etc.). As photographers, the very nature of our job makes it impossible to operate remotely. Our photography sessions take place outdoors - most at parks which are currently viewed as places where people can go while maintaining social distance (doable as photographers with varying lenses).
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Should politicians be forced to have blind trust funds?

There is a growing perception in Australia that corruption of our political process is becoming more blatant and damaging to the future of the nation. There has always been corruption in Australian politics but there it seems now that the politicians don't even bother to cover their tracks.
We had the Liberal Party voting continually to try to stall the Banking Royal Commission and even after it finished it seems that the banks got nothing more than a smack on the wrist (apparently there are 2 sets of laws in Australia - one for the mega-corporations and one for honest Joe citizen)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/02/malcolm-turnbull-urged-to-come-clean-on-meeting-that-led-to-440m-barrier-reef-grant

There is an absolute stench hanging over Malcolm Turnbull's $440 million donation to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and the absurdity that hundreds of millions have been spent on water buybacks yet the health of the Murry Darling system is probably worse than at any point in the rivers history. Some of the buybacks are to companies held in the Cayman Islands for gods sake!
How do u spend 8.5 billion dollars on a river system over 10 years and end up with a worse result for all parties that have a stake in the river (including the environment) with the exception of the big agribusiness irrigators and cotton farmers.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/21/big-irrigators-take-86-of-water-from-barwon-darling-report-finds
https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/water-buybacks-part-of-a-pattern-of-dodgy-behaviour-20190424-p51gsj
https://www.afr.com/companies/agriculture/murray-darling-in-worse-condition-despite-8-5b-spend-20190425-p51h4p

Mike Baird setting the lockout laws to conveniently exclude Star Casino and the future Crown Casino
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-17/bradley-baird-and-the-lock-out-laws/7251396

I think much of this problem is worsened in that politicians and political parties are allowed to have far too much vested interests in certain sectors of the economy which is having too much influence on political process.
My suspicion why things seem worse now is because so much of our economy is now privatised and oligopolies have huge influence over the political system.
-Commonwealth Bank used to be public asset which gave the federal government more leverage over the banking sector, i.e. it forced the private banks to compete with a public bank. Now when was the last time the private banks passed on a full rate cut from the Reserve Bank???
-Medibank private insurance was set up in the 1970s to put more competitive pressure on the private healthcare industry. It is now fully privatised and now the cost of private healthcare has increased.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/it-s-no-wonder-we-re-questioning-the-value-of-private-healthcare-20180301-p4z2b2.html
-Privatisation of Insurance Industry - Price gouging in CTP Greenslips for example. The cost of compulsory greenslip insurance in NSW is almost double that of Tasmania where the government still sells the compulsory insurance bundled into the vehicle registration.
And the government wonders why the economy is teetering on the brink of a major recession when the average consumer has been absolutely gouged by what are arguably essential services... Since when was insurance and electricity supposed to be considered a luxury?

I think the influence that corporations have over politics in Australia is becoming a disgrace. The current system of democracy is clearly not working and the 3 yearly vote is not giving citizens enough control over the political process.
We really are at the point where we need the following rules to be set that provide more governance over what political parties and politicians to take place.
- Full bans on political donations (would need more public funding of political campaigns)
- Force ministers to manage wealth through blind trust funds. The rule would be that if a politician owns for example $1 million in stocks upon running for office this would get moved to a blind fund that is managed by an independent trust that the politician has no knowledge of what stocks they own. Politicians should be allowed "skin in the game" so their policies are reflective of the interests of the nation but there should not have knowledge on what assets they hold to reduce corporate influence.
These rules obviously aren't perfect but it should help to limit the influence that corporations and other vested interests have on the political system.
What do other people think about this? How do other countries work to reduce the influence of oligopolies and corporations over the political process?
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List of Spaceports in the year 1999 [Overheaven]

Alright, this is a fairly comprehensive list of all the active launch sites on Earth as of the year 1999, in Overheaven’s alternate history timeline.
Realistically, most of these only launch satellites, and the ones that do shoot people into space are probably doing so with capsules, though the more developed countries have fleets of reusable space planes (both manned and unmanned). The overwhelming majority of launches are going to be routine unmanned, reusable rockets sending up supplies or satellites or space station construction materials, and then touching back down on the launch pad like SpaceX's BFR (we get that level of reusable launch vehicle by the mid/late 70's, rather than the late 2010’s - amazing what you can accomplish when two superpowers feel the need to put thousands of nukes in orbit, because the 1967 Outer Space Treaty never happened).
Many are run by the military or public-sector space agencies like the ESA, NASA, the Commonwealth Space Program, or Soyuzcosmos (the USSR's NASA counterpart), but I'm willing to bet that at least half (perhaps even two-thirds) of these are private-sector operations, and most non-military public-sector launch sites do private-sector flights as well. Rockets like the Sea Dragon theoretically don't really need launchpads, and while there might be launch facilities which specialize with Sea Dragon-type rockets, I think that the smaller spaceflight companies would just buy one of these rockets, strap the payload on top, and tow it out to sea near the equator for launch. And there's also air-launched sub-orbital vehicles (stuff like Virgin Galactic's White Knight), which I wager could take off from regular old airports on the backs of Boeing 747's or Antonov 124's.
Some of these are existing rocket launch sites (mostly for sounding rockets), which I've turned into full-on Cape Canaveral/Baikonur-type facilities, while others are proposed locations for launch sites, and some are just good ideas I figured would work but never appeared in our timeline.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure this is enough space infrastructure to serve as the basis for a smoothly-running interplanetary civilization by 1999, with the Internet still in its infancy. In Overheaven’s alternate timeline, the lack of an OST leads to a more aggressive and ambitious space race. Men on on Mars by 1976, men on Venus by 1978, and the construction of huge nuclear missile platforms in orbit by both superpowers. By the late 70’s, space industry was just getting started, and by the 80’s, the “Space Boom” was in full swing, baby. Experimental atomic research, rotating space hotels, medical and chemical research labs in orbit, space manufacturing, solar power satellites, mining near-earth asteroids, space tourism, orbital fuel depots, telecom sats, space casinos, offworld banking, and so much more. By the late 1990’s, the idea of people working and even living in space is still exciting, but it’s also pretty damn normal now.
With all these launches, plus material being extracted from Luna and near-Earth asteroids, I think it's perfectly feasible for there to be a few Stanford Toruses, and at least one O'Neill Cylinder, under construction in Earth orbit by '99. And as launch costs continue to plummet, expect the scale of humanity's ambitions to only escalate.
And these are just the launch sites on Earth. I don't even know how many orbital launch facilities there'd be by this point - huge space stations building truly-massive vessels in zero-g with all those resources we're shooting up on what I imagine is a daily or even hourly basis; ships like those, built and fueled in orbit, would undoubtedly be able to reach Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Main Belt and Jupiter with relative ease. And everything I've stated here will only continue to grow at a geometric rate as more of the Solar System's resources are harnessed, spaceflight costs continue to drop, and technology continues to improve. And we’re not talking about Overheaven’s current year, which isn’t actually 1999.
It’s 2185.
Oh, right. Here's the list:
United States of America:
Cape Kennedy Space Center (Merritt Island, Florida)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (Delmarva Peninsula, Virginia)
John Glenn Memorial Spaceport (Matagorda Island, Texas)
Southwestern Regional Spaceport (Roswell, New Mexico)
White Sands Launch Center (White Sands, New Mexico) Datil Launch Center (Datil, New Mexico)
Yuma Spaceport (Yuma, Arizona)
Keweenaw Spaceport (Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan)
John Bardeen Memorial Launch Center (Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
Mojave Spaceport (Mojave, California)
Vanderberg Space Center (Lompoc, California)
Oklahoma Spaceport (Burn Flats, Oklahoma)
Kodiak Launch Complex (Kodiak Island, Alaska)
Stockton Space Center (Stockton, Arizona)
Lone Star Space Center (Van Horn, Texas)
Coleman Launch Center (Sea Dragon launch facility located between Tutuila island and Manu’a island, American Samoa)
Johnston Space Center (Johnston Atoll, Pacific Ocean)
Sarigan Launch Center (Sairgan, Northern Marianas Islands)
Reagan Launch Center (Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands)
Poseidon (privately-operated mobile sea-launch platform in the Gulf of Mexico)
Ocean Odyssey Launch Complex (privately-operated mobile sea-launch platform in the Pacific Ocean)
Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics:
Baikonur Cosmodrome (Baikonur, Star City)
Tereshkova Cosmodrome (Zapovednoye, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern SSR)
Vostochny Cosmodrome (Tsiolkovsky, Amur Oblast, Far Eastern SSR)
Okhotsk Cosmodrome (Okhotsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Far Eastern SSR)
Sarishagan Cosmodrome (Priozersk, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakh SSR)
Nyonoksa Cosmodrome (Severodvinsk, Archangelsk Oblast, Russian SSR)
Plesetsk Cosmodrome (Mirny, Archangelsk Oblast, Russian SSR)
Kapustin Yar Cosmodrome (Znamensk, Astrakhan Oblast, Russian SSR)
Isakov Cosmodrome (mobile sea-launch platform in the Indian Ocean, currently 960 miles off the coast of Sri Lanka)
European Space Agency/European Union:
Guiana Space Center (Kourou, French Guiana)
Archimedes Launch Center (Syracuse, Sicily, Italy)
Nuka Hiva Space Center (Marquises, French Polynesia)
Touamotu Space Center (Rairoa, French Polynesia)
Fort-Dauphin Space Center (Tôlanaro, Republic of Madagascar)
Borglio Space Center (offshore platform off the coast of Kenya, administered by Italy)
Koroni Launch Center (Messenia, Greece)
Salto di Quirra Spaceport (Sardinia, Italy)
Cuxhaven Launch Center (Cuxhaven, Germany)
Ile du Levant Launch Center (Iles d’Hyeres, France)
El Arenosillo Spaceport (Mazagon, Spain)
Svalbard Space Center (Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway) (northern-most spaceport in the world)
Andøya Space Center (Andøya, Norway)
Esrange Launch Center (Kiruna, Sweden)
Oberth-Barre Launch Center (Bangoli, Orientale Province, Zaire)
OTRAG Launch Center (North Sheba, Katanga Province, Zaire) (privately-operated spaceport, under German/EU jurisdiction)
People’s Republic of China:
Dongfeng Aerospace City (Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia)
Hotan Aerospace City (Hotan, Xinjiang)
Xichang Launch Center (Liangshan, Sichuan)
Wenchang Launch Center (Wenchang, Hainan)
Taiyaun Launch Center (Xinzhou, Shanxi)
Taiwan (Republic of China):
Sanxiantai Launch Center (Sanxiantai, Taitung)
Haiqian Launch Center (Manzhou, Pingtung)
Republic of Bulgaria:
Smrikite Cosmodrome (Varna Province)
Republic of Hong Kong and Macau:
Stanley Ho Space Center (Tai Chau Island, New Territories) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Islamic Republic of Pakistan:
Sonmiani Launch Center (Las Bela, Balochistan)
Tilla Launch Center (Jhelum, Punjab)
Federative Republic of Brazil:
Barreira do Inferno Launch Center (Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte)
Praia do Cassino Launch Center (Rio Grande do Sul)
Alcântara Spaceport (Alcântara, Maranhão)
Belém Spaceport (Vigia, Para)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
Sutherland Spaceport (Caithness and Sutherland, Highland, Scotland) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
South Uist Space Center (South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Newquay Space Center (Newquay, Cornwall, England) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Ascension Launch Center (Unicorn Point, Ascension Island, South Atlantic) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Diego Garcia Launch Center (Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Federal Republic of Romania:
Costinești Space Center (Constanta County)
Republic of Colombia:
Soledad Launch Center (Caquetá Department) (jointly-operated with the United States)
Commonwealth of Nations/Commonwealth Space Program:
Mount Kenya Space Center (Nyeri County, Republic of Kenya)
Kilimanjaro Space Center (Kilimanjaro Region, United Republic of Tanzania)
Gan Launch Center (Gan, Addu Atoll, Maldives) (jointly-operated by the Commonwealth and India)
Commonwealth of Australia:
Woomera Space Center (Woomera, South Australia) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Darwin Space Center (Darwin, Northern Territory) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Carnarvon Space Center (Carnarvon, Western Australia) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Manus Space Center (Manus Island, Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Weipa Launch Center (Mission River, Cape York, Queensland) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Christmas Island Space Center (South Point, Christmas Island) (jointly-operated by Australia and Japan)
Spaceport Valhalla (offshore privately-run launch platform off the coast of East Timor)
State of Japan:
Tanegashima Space Center (Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima)
Uchinoura Space Center (Kimotsuki, Kagoshima)
Akita Satellite Launch Center (Akita, Tohoku)
Obachi Satellite Launch Center (Rokkasho, Aomori)
Okinotorishima Space Center (Okinotori Reef) (a very large launch platform built atop a coral reef, mostly so Tokyo can thumb their nose at an EEZ dispute with China and Taiwan, increasingly growing into a small city in the middle of the Pacific Ocean)
Ryori Space Center (Iwate, Tohoku)
Watatsumi Launch Platform (very large mobile sea-launch platform in the south Pacific Ocean, currently 100 miles off the coast of Baker Island, USA)
Asada Goryu Space Center (Wuvulu Island, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea)
New Zealand:
Birdling’s Flat Launch Center (Canterbury, South Island) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Mahia Launch Center (Hawke’s Bay, North Island) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia:
Morava Spaceport (Lađevci, Republic of Šumadija)
Imperial State of Iran:
Qom Space Center (Qom Province)
Emamshahr Space Center (Semnan Province)
Semnan Spaceport (Semnan Province)
Republic of Algeria:
Hammaguir Space Center (Hammaguir, Abadla District) (originally built by the French, abandoned in the 60’s, brought back online by the Algerian government in the 80’s)
West Indies Federation:
Barbados Space Center (Kitridge Point, Barbados) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
St. Margaret Space Center (St. Margaret, Trinidad & Tobago) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Mabaruma Space Center (Mabaruma, Barima-Waini, Guyana) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
State of Israel:
Albert Einstein Space Center (Hasna, Sinai Peninsula, Israel) (recently launched a Palestinian-designed satellite into orbit as a sign of goodwill)
Socialist Republic of Vietnam:
Phạm Tuân Launch Center (Hon Khaoi Island) (jointly operated with USSR)
Malaysia:
Riau Space Center (Padang, Riau Island)
Ahmad Shah Space Center (Larapan Island, Sabah)
Republic of India:
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh)
Abdul Kalam Space Centre (Bhubaneswar, Odisha)
Canada:
Churchill Space Center (Churchill, Manitoba) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Primrose Lake Launch Center (Cold Lake, Alberta) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Maritime Launch Center (Canso, Nova Scotia) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Cape Breton Spaceport (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Grand Turk Space Center (Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos, Canada) (part of the Commonwealth Space Program)
Dominican Republic:
Las Terrenas Space Center (Las Terrenas, Samaná Province) (jointly-operated with the United States)
People’s Democratic Republic of South Yemen:
Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi Launch Center (offshore platform off the coast of Socotra) (jointly-operated with the USSR)
Republic of Ecuador:
Puerto Quito Launch Center (Pichincha Province) (jointly-operated with the United States)
Republic of Poland:
Łeba-Rąbka Spaceport (Pomeranian Voivodeship)
Blizna Spaceport (Podkarpackie Voivodeship)
Republic of the Philippines:
Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone (Clark Field, Metro Manilla)
Lambajon Launch Center (Lambajon, Mindanao) (built with Japanese investment in the 1970’s, recently came under joint Japanese-Filipino administration)
Republic of Cuba:
Juventud Spaceport (Cayo San Juan, Isla de la Juventud, Cuba) (operated jointly with the USSR)
Republic of Chile:
Isla San Felix Launch Center (Isla San Felix)
Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:
Libyan People’s Space City (Sabha, Fezzan)
Korean Federation:
Tonghae Spaceport (Musudan, North Hamyong) (originally built by the DPRK in the 80’s)
Anhueng Spaceport (Hoengseong County, Gangwon Province)
Naro Space Center (Goheung County, South Jeolla Province)
Iraqi Republic:
Babylon Space City (Al-Anbar region) (jointly operated by the Iraqi and Syrian governments; operates Tammouz rockets for manned launches and Project Babylon super-guns for satellites)
United Mexican States:
Sierra de Jaurez Launch Center (Sierra de Juarez, Baja California)
Alcubierre Spaceport (Laguna Tamiahua, Veracruz)
Puerto Bravo Launch Center (Puerto Bravo, Quintana Roo)
Republic of Singapore:
Changi Spaceport (Changi, Singapore)
Republic of Zaire:
Mbandaka Spaceport (Bamanya, Equateur Province)
Republic of Indonesia:
Motorai Launch Center (Motorai Island, North Maluku)
Biak Launch Center (Biak Island, West Papua)
Enggano Launch Center (Enggano Island, Bengkulu)
Republic of Argentina:
CELPA (El Chamical, La Roja Province)
Felix Aguilar Launch Center (Pampa de Achala, Cordoba Province)
San Martin Launch Center (Mar Chiquita, Buenos Aires Province)
Marambio Launch Center (Marambio Base, Antarctica) (southern-most spaceport in the world)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:
King Khalid Spaceport (Tabuk, Tabuk Province)
Al Haddar Spaceport (Al Haddar, Riyadh Province)
Apartheid South Africa:
Denel Overberg Launch Centre (Agulhas, Cape Province)
Walvis Bay Launch Centre (Swakopmund, Southwest Africa)
Aquarius Mobile Launch Platform (mobile sea-launch platform in the Atlantic Ocean, 894 miles off the coast of Liberia)
Jan Smuts Launch Centre (St. Lucia, Natal)
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How the Anglo-American empire continues colonialism in a post WW2 era - MUST READ

Last December, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made a speech before the German Marshall Fund in which he spoke of the “Liberal International Order.” A couple of years earlier, the New York Council on Foreign Relations published a blog post in which they set out to define something called the “international rules-based order.” Apparently, these various Orders are threatened by the emergence of new powers that are, frankly, just a little too Asiatic. And evidently that is why we still have NATO, which was formed to protect us from an East Bloc which went out of business 30 years ago. But where did these Orders come from?
Did you ever wonder what happened to the British Empire? Did it just quietly go out of business after World War II? No, actually. It was privatized, in the final chapter of a process which began in 1600 with the charter of the British East India Company. Today, it is comprised of a hybrid mix of raw materials, finance and media cartels, plus an assortment of NGOs, NATO, and the institutions of the Bretton Woods system (the latter started with good intentions, which were quickly subverted.) The rest of it was renamed the Commonwealth, and then, of course, you have the United States.
People who grew up in North America have spent their lives bathed in soothing propaganda about the British Empire; they will tend to regard it as benevolent, civilized, and genteel, if a bit snooty. Sir Winston Churchill is seen as a plucky, resourceful, grandfatherly type who rallied the Anglo-Saxon morale during the darkest hours of the Second World War, and deserves personal credit for the defeat of Hitler (the Russians could not possibly have done that.)
The reality is somewhat different. The British ruled the largest and most successful empire in world history with an iron fist. They had evolved a methodology for keeping it under control, and their methods often rivaled those of Hitler’s Third Reich in the calculated application of brutality and terror.
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, an Indian parliamentarian and a former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, holds Sir Winston Churchill personally responsible for the deaths of 4.3 million of the 35 million Indians killed by the British during their long rule in that nation. Churchill was quoted as saying, “I hate the Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.” Churchill was favorably disposed toward fascism, but saw the Third Reich as unwelcome competition.
Following World War Two, Britannia was no longer able to rule the waves. They still needed the military muscle to punish nations that opposed their policies, and for that, they turned to the United States. But Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not share Churchill’s yearning to restore the Empire. He told an apoplectic Churchill to his face: “I can’t believe that we can fight a war against fascist slavery, and at the same time not work to free people all over the world from a backward colonial policy.”
Fortunately for Churchill, Roosevelt died in 1945, and his successor, Harry Truman, was an altogether different kettle of fish. On March 5, 1946, Churchill traveled with Truman to the small town of Fulton, Missouri, where he delivered a famous speech that introduced the use of the term “Iron Curtain” into the popular lexicon, and was instrumental in launching the Cold War. The Soviet Union changed rather abruptly from being America’s key ally in World War Two, to being the principal enemy in the new war. Great Britain, on the other hand, was now joined at the hip to the US, in what was called the “Special Relationship.”
Spy agencies such as the CIA and MI6 were intimately interconnected, as were foreign policy think tanks like the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and the New York Council on Foreign Relations. American news media increasingly took their cues from their British counterparts.
The IMF was formed at the 1945 Bretton Woods Conference which set up the framework for the postwar monetary system. That conference was the scene of a conflict between Franklin Roosevelt’s man, Harry Dexter White, and the British Empire’s man, Lord John Maynard Keynes. The familiar bone of contention was whether the Bretton Woods institutions would be set up in such a way as to liberate the developing world from colonialism, or perpetuate it. As discussed earlier, following the death of FDR, the British won the argument, and the Bretton Woods institutions became the new, technocratic, supranational expression of the Empire. Former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere would one day ask, “Who elected the IMF to be the ministry of finance for every country in the world?”
The IMF’s policy was that developing nations must maintain a “balance of payments equilibrium,” which meant that they were not permitted to run deficits. This had the effect of trapping the Third World into a loan-sharking relationship with the international financial institutions; they were prohibited from making the long-term investments in the construction of infrastructure and a manufacturing base that would make them economically viable, so they were constantly under pressure to sell off their national patrimony in order to maintain interest payments. The culmination of the IMF’s policies was “debt for equity swaps,” where the nation’s creditors would, in effect, “foreclose” and seize raw materials in lieu of interest payments. This is the real debt trap diplomacy.
The IMF would arrange for debts to be refinanced, but with strings attached (this was the notorious policy called “IMF Conditionalities”.) For example, the IMF would demand austerity, the reduction of living standards in order to divert funds to debt payment. This meant the dismantling of the “social safety net,” an end to food subsidies, looting of pension funds, and cancellation of infrastructure projects. Economist Jeffrey Sachs wrote that the IMF’s “usual prescription is ‘budgetary belt tightening to countries who are much too poor to own belts.’” The IMF demanded that state-owned enterprises be privatized, and any import-export restrictions designed to protect nascent industries must be eliminated. The IMF policies were simply a new version of colonialism.
The IMF was part of a cabal of supranational institutions who worked with private banks and, later on, hedge funds, to plunder first the fledgling nations of Africa, South America and South Asia, then the former Communist Bloc nations after Communism’s demise at the end of the 1980s. Next on the “kill list” were the more vulnerable European nations such as Greece.
So-called “developing nations” that attempt to defy the IMF and stubbornly try to develop must be punished with “regime change.” Inevitably, they will be found guilty of either human rights violations or corruption, and a plague of NGOs will be unleashed upon them as a harbinger of military aggression. Particular ferocity is directed toward former British colonies that refuse to toe the line.
The British and their American henchmen are ardent believers in the doctrine of Geopolitics, which conceives of the world as a zero-sum game where one nation cannot grow stronger without finding ways to make the others weaker. This was holy writ to the emerging neoconservative movement, the most fanatical gang of Anglophiles known to man. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, neocons argued that no competing superpower or constellation of powers must be permitted to emerge.
With Margaret Thatcher flying across the Atlantic to “stiffen the resolve” of George H.W. Bush for the first Iraq War, and later Tony Blair performing the same service for Bush Jr. using his “dodgy dossier,” the British focused on the Mideast and guided the Americans into an orgy of “regime change” wars there. The targets were chosen not because of oil wealth, as some naive populists are inclined to believe, but because the Brits and their neocon acolytes hoped to ignite a chain reaction of instability all along the borders of Russia, India and China. This was the “Bernard Lewis plan,” named for a famed British spook/academic who settled in at Princeton University back in 1974, and began whispering in the ears of American policy-makers.
But that plan has failed, thus far. Russia, China and India have all survived and are working together in various ways to create an alternate system to the British-designed “Liberal World Order.” Their system, centered around the Belt and Road Initiative, looks to a world of nations interconnected by and collaborating on a grid of technologically progressive rail, highway and telecommunications infrastructure, bringing real development for the first time to the former colonial nations. Meanwhile, the “Atlanticist” countries are poised on the brink of bankruptcy due to their preference for a “casino economy.”
The British House of Lords recently issued a dire forecast, saying that if Trump is re-elected to a second term, that could spell doom for the “special relationship”. There is a special section of the report devoted to the threat posed by the Belt and Road Initiative. The BRI, which offers many Third World countries the only opportunity they have ever had to achieve economic self-sufficiency, represents everything that the Empire has historically striven to thwart.
Chinese President Xi Jinping made offers on two different occasions for the United States to join the Belt and Road. Both times, Present Barack Obama turned him down. President Donald Trump is pursuing a vacillating and confused foreign policy, but when he is not finding opportunities to recklessly confront Russia and China, he is tweeting about his fabulously good personal relationships with Putin and Xi. If he ultimately decides that there is a better deal to be found by joining the Belt and Road than by clinging to the millstone of the Empire, we might see the sun actually set on it.
https://medium.com/@marisol.nostromo/what-became-of-the-british-empire-3d2b4c1ffd5a

You really have to wonder which side India falls on. India's future is largely decided by it's rejection or acceptance of the One Belt One Road.
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August 1966

1: Sniper Charles Whitman kills 14 people and wounds 32 from atop the University of Texas at Austin Main Building tower, after earlier killing his wife and mother / British Colonial Office merges with Commonwealth Relations Office to form new Commonwealth Office.
2: The Spanish government forbids overflights of British military aircraft.
5: Groundbreaking takes place for the World Trade Center in New York / Martin Luther King Jr. leads a civil rights march in Chicago, during which he is struck by a rock thrown from an angry white mob / The Caesars Palace hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas / The Beatles' Revolver LP is released in the United Kingdom.
6: Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, Nebraska, killing all 42 on board / René Barrientos takes office as the president of Bolivia / The Salazar Bridge (now the 25 de Abril Bridge) opens in Lisbon, Portugal.
7: Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
10: An East German court sentences Günter Laudahn to life imprisonment for spying for the United States / Lunar Orbiter 1, the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit the moon, is launched.
11: Indonesia and Malaysia issue joint peace declaration, formally ending the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation which began in 1963 / The Beatles hold a press conference in Chicago, during which John Lennon apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remark, saying, "I didn't mean it as a lousy anti-religious thing."
12: Massacre of Braybrook Street - Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney shoot dead 3 plainclothes policemen in London; they are later sentenced to life imprisonment.
13: In the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong begins the Cultural Revolution to purge and reorganize China's Communist Party / An earthquake in Varto town, Turkey, kills 2,394 and injures 10,000.
15: Syrian and Israeli troops clash over Lake Kinneret (also known as the Sea of Galilee) for 3 hours / It is announced that the New York Herald Tribune will not resume publication.
16: Vietnam War - The House Un-American Activities Committee starts investigating Americans who have aided the Viet Cong, with the intent to make these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 are arrested.
17: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Republic begin negotiations in Kuwait to end the war in Yemen.
18: Vietnam War – D Company, 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, meets and defeats a Viet Cong force estimated to be four times larger, in Phuoc Tuy Province, Republic of Vietnam.
19: The 6.8 Mw Varto earthquake affected eastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 2,394–3,000 and injuring 1,420–1,500.
21: Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt, for anti-Nasser agitation.
22: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) established / The United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), is formed.
24: The Doors record their self-titled debut LP.
26: The first battle of the South African Air Force and the South African Police with PLAN, the armed wing of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), takes place at Ongulumbashe during Operation Blue Wildebeest, triggering the South African Border War which continues until 1989.
29: The Beatles end their US tour with a concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. It is their last performance as a live touring band.
30: France offers independence to French Somaliland (later Djibouti in 1977)
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New World Fascism

The "New World Order" is an attempt at a fascist take over of society for the purpose of total enslavement of humanity. Fascism means a centralization of power. At the head of this criminal agenda are the royals and nobles. The New World Order is a bloodline conspiracy at the top. They are ancient evil bloodlines that build and destroy empires for control through order out of chaos. The royal and noble houses are corporate entities and they claim to rule and own land, resources, and people. Landowners have always been the dominant owners of gold and precious metals. They authorize and finance bankers and businessmen to work for them through their corporate households. They authorize and issue the creation of laws, agencies, militaries, businesses, and universities. They create and run religions and secret societies. They also finance and own organized crime syndicates like they are business enterprises. Some top royal bloodlines include the Savoy, Bourbon, Medici, Glucksburg, Wittelsbach, Nassau-Weilberg, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Romanov, Grimaldi, Orleans, Braganza, Habsburg, Hanover, Windsor, Saud, Thani, Khalifa, Alouwite, Zogu, Hohenzollern, Orange-Nassau, Bonaparte, and Bernadotte families. Many royal bloodlines still rule their nations as heads of state like in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Monaco, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Morocco, Sweden, Norway, and Luxembourg. The Vatican City State is also a kingdom with the Pope of Rome as its monarch. The Black Nobility are the ancient bloodlines of the Papal States and they own and run the Holy See and Vatican. Black Nobility are considered sovereign princes. The Vatican is used as the centralized point of control and the Holy See is one of the oldest continual corporate entities in existence. The Holy See is the "All Seeing Eye" and operates as an intelligence network which then works with intelligence agencies like the CIA, NSA, and MI6 to enhance their intelligence system. The Latin phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum means New Order of the Ages and is on the US dollar bill and US Great Seal. The Vatican uses Latin as an official language and for documents. America is named after Amerigo Vespucci and he was working for the Medici family of Florence and Rome. Vespucci created the term New World for America. Corporations are fraudulent constructs because they are considered a person with rights under law and because owners and controllers of corporations are enabled to bypass accountability for any crimes committed by the corporation. Corporations are not people and therefore cannot have rights. Corporations are also monopolies that use subsidiaries to conceal their dominance over industries. Corporations should not exist.
Royals and nobles issue charters establishing proxy corporations covertly owned and controlled by the corporate households or crowns of royals and nobles. They claim to own foreign governments this way. The royals and nobles claim to own the United States as a continuation of the Virginia Company. Holy Roman royalty like the Hanovers, Hesses, Hohenzollerns, Glucksburgs, Orange-Nassaus, and Saxe-Coburg and Gothas claim a portion of ownership over the British Crown. This is why the British royal family has so much German ancestry. The United States is defined as a federal corporation under US code 3002 section 15. Most of the founding fathers were Freemasons and working for the British Crown and German royals. The American political families like the Bushs, Clintons, Romneys, and Kennedys all take their name from still existing European nobles. The Bussche family are German nobles and relatives of the Bush family. The Clintons and Romneys are also British nobles. The Kennedys are Scottish-Irish nobles and an American political family involved with the Democratic Party. The Mars, Walton, Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Getty, Sackler, Lauder, Sachs, Bussche, Johnson, and Cox are some American billionaire families working with royals and nobles in Europe. The Mars family are worth about 70 billion and work with the Windsor, Savoy, and Thurn and Taxis families. The Waltons are worth about 130 billion and work with German nobles like the Wurttemberg, Baden, Hohenzollern, and Isenberg families. The various Johnson families in the United States are collectively worth tens of billions and work as agents for the House of Hanover. They own Johnson and Johnson and Fidelity Investments. The Hanovers are powerful royalty and merchants that established the Hanseatic League. The Lauder family work for the House of Esterhazy of Austria and House of Este of Austria and Italy. The Guggenheims have assets worth hundreds of billions and work with the House of Stuart. The Getty family are American billionaire oil merchants and married in with the Italian House of Ruspoli. The Rockefeller family uses its charity foundations for financing gang stalking and bribes in the United States as well as globalization agendas like vaccinations programs. The Rockefeller Foundation also financed the Almighty Vice Lord Nation which is an organized crime group and financed the Tavistock Institute. Hollywood, the Church of Scientology, and Silicon Valley are US military and DARPA operations and managed by European royals and nobles like the Oettingen-Spielbergs, Schaumburg-Lippes, Anhalts, Hanovers, Windsors, Passi di Preposulos, Ruspolis, Torlonias, and Odescalchis. The Ferragamo family are also involved with managing and financing corruption in Hollywood. The House of Nassau-Weilberg which are married with the Torlonias finance human trafficking and human sacrifices in Hollywood. Idols in the entertainment industry are dangerous cult leaders that have access to weaponized electronics.
The Holy See is a corporate entity which issues laws and bills like the Golden Bull which claims ownership over the Kingdom of England. The Pope claims temporal power or ownership over the Earth and also claims Papal Supremacy or Papal Rule and Papal Infallibility. Archbishops are the overseers in society within their districts and they watch over politics, business, police, and organized crime. The European Monarchies function like extensions of Rome and they manage secret societies which infiltrate government agencies and run corporations for the monarchs. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is the top military council and it works closely with the Orders of St. John run by Protestant royalty like the Windsors and Hohenzollerns. The royal and noble bloodlines are all working together as a global crime syndicate and part of a modernized Roman-Corporate Empire. They also have competing factions creating the illusion of division. The British Crown and the Scottish nobles like the Bruce, Stewart, Sinclair, Montagu, Scott, Percy, and Sutherland families manage Freemasonry. There are thousands of masonic lodges in the United States. Freemasonry should be outlawed. The Greek-German royal House of Glucksburg run the Greek fraternities and sororities and use initiates as their agents. The Glucksburgs and Italian nobles run the Boule Society which are fascist black supremacists and they work with black street gangs. Boule is a Greek fraternal society for African Americans. The Glucksburg family currently rule Denmark and Norway and recently ruled over Greece. Former Greek nobility and royal merchants like the Mavroleon, Onassis, and Niarchos families have a monopolies on the shipping industry and work with British Peers. The Greek merchant families are billionaires and human traffickers. The Greek royal family currently live in London. The British Crown authorized and control universities like Yale and Harvard and use them for recruiting Crown agents through fraternal orders like Skull and Bones and Book and Snake. The royal and noble families also do covert business at the City of London Corporation which dominates the global markets and some top London merchant families include the Goldsmith, Stuart, Rothschild, Grosvenor, Sassoon, Barclay, Sutherland, Montagu, Bailey, and Guinness families. The Sutherland family created HSBC. The Bailey family are co-founders of Janus Henderson through a merger. Janus Henderson manages about 190 billion in assets. The Stuart family are owners of Hudson's Bay Company and have an alliance with the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach which covertly owns some of HBC's subsidiaries. HBC has about 12 billion in assets and has been in tax contract with the United States. Royals and nobles need to be banned from entering America.
The Orange-Nassau family are influential merchants through their Netherlands Trading Society and have a large amount shares in Royal Dutch Shell, Philips Electronics, and ABN AMRO Bank. The Orange-Nassaus and their Dreyfus agents manage Rand Corporation which is in contract with the US military. The Orange-Nassau family also run the Masonic Loyal Order of Orange in Ireland which have infiltrated the police. The Nassau-Wielburg family of Luxembourg are international bankers connected with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The royal families of Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands have shares in the European Investment Bank and all these royals are recently married with Italian nobles. The Ligne family of Belgium are wealthy diamond and gold merchants. The Belgian Crown is stealing wealth from the United States through fraudulent tax contracts established through the 1871 District of Columbia Organic Act. The Barons Strange run the Masonic Oddfellow Order and Daughters of Rebekah. The Russel family are the Marquises of Tavistock and manage the Tavistock Institute which is an organization involved in mass mind control. The Lewis family finance Tavistock agents with their Tavistock investment group. The Furstenberg family run the Royal Order of Jesters and have a Jester on their coat of arms. The Clintons work closely with the House of Furstenberg which have residences in the United States. The Italian Orsini family and Holy Roman Rosenberg family run the Rosicrucian Order of alchemists which infiltrate food and drug companies for chemical warfare. The Medici family which have a statue of Hermes at their palace in Rome manage the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn an alchemical secret society. The Pierleoni family of Rome and Spanish House of Bourbon run the Kabbalah Society which uses the Spanish lion of Leon for its logo. The Pacelli family of Rome and Crencenzi family of Italy manage Wiccan cults. The Bavarian Wittelsbach family of Bavaria created the Bavarian Illuminati and manage the Benedictine Monks and they also have part ownership over the Jewish Mafia in the United States which are white collar criminals. The Pecci family of Italy are also owners of the Jewish Mafia in the United States through their marriage with the Blumenthal family. The House of Wittelsbach is involved with Zionism, Nazism, Freemasonry, and the Society of Jesus. The Jesuits function as Roman intelligence and infiltrators and use their universities for recruiting and training agents for Rome. Jesuit agents dominate leadership positions in US military and intelligence. The Knights of Columbus are owned by the House of Colonna. Many Knights of Columbus are police officers, mayors, lawyers, and judges and they protect the Italian Mafia while targeting free thinking people. Knights of Columbus are heavily involved in gang stalking. The Knights of Columbus need to be investigated and outlawed.
Court Jews like the Rothschild, Warburg, Goldsmith, Oppenheimer, Walton, Sassoon, Javal, Lauder, Sackler, Lewis, and Dreyfus families are employed through the Roman Curia or royal courtrooms like Buckingham Palace. The French Rothschilds work for the Black Nobility of Rome and the French House of Orleans. The British Rothschilds and Sassoons work for the British Crown. The Swiss Rothschilds work for the House of Habsburg and House of Hesse. The Oppenheimers work for the German House of Wurttemberg. The Warburgs work for the Italian House of Borghese and German House of Hesse and House of Hanover. Warburg Pincus was in contract with Unicredit which merged with the Borghese family's Bank of the Holy Spirit. The Dreyfus family work for the Dutch House of Orange-Nassau and French House of Bonaparte. Jewish banking families work for Christian royals and nobles. The French House of Bonaparte and Swedish House of Bernadotte control many major European corporations through their knights of the Order of Seraphim and knights of the Legion of Honor which are also members of the European Round Table of Industrialists which has major economic leverage on the markets. The Wallenbergs manage corporations worth hundreds of billions and work for the Swedish House of Bernadotte. The Wallenbergs also work with the Jesuits and Vatican. The Black Nobility and other royal families have been concealing trillions in private banks in Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. The royal families of Luxembourg and Liechtenstein own and run their own national and private banks. The Austrian and Eastern European royals and nobles like the Habsburgs, Esterhazys, and Schonbergs use private banks in Liechtenstein and are also part owners of Israeli and Jewish mafias. The Esterhazy family are involved in snuff films and manage a faction of the Russian Mafia through the mafia boss Semion Mogilevich of Budapest. The Torlonia family own Banco Fucino in Rome and function as the Vatican's bankers and treasurers. The Torlonia family of Rome and Hohenzollern family of Germany are the primary owners of the Bank for International Settlements which was founded and ran by Nazis during WWII. The Torlonias are architects of fascism and the Hohenzollerns are architects of Nazism. The Este, Rothschild, and Hottinger families are some top Swiss bankers. The Casanova family of Italy and Spain are today a top political family of Switzerland. The Este and Savoy families manage the Bank for International Settlements which is in contract with most major central banks and is embezzling wealth from nations through fraudulent loans and contracts. The Bank for International Settlements needs to be investigated and shut down.
The Erlach and Brandi families are Swiss financial tax advisers enabling corruption, bribes, criminal financing, and money laundering. The Swiss Guard protects the Vatican City State today. The Swiss Cantons have been in contract with the Vatican for centuries and Switzerland is basically a papal state with the Holy Roman nobles claiming part ownership. The German House of Baden-Zahringen founded Berne, Switzerland. The House of Savoy ruled regions of Switzerland for hundreds of years. Some top bloodlines of the Black Nobility include the Massimo, Colonna, Pallavicini, Odescalchi, Ruspoli, Orsini, Aldobrandini, Sforza-Cesarini, Boncompagni-Ludovisi, Chigi-Albani-Della Rovere, Doria-Pamphilj, Giustiniani, Torlonia, Theodoli, Corsini, Borghese, Del Drago, Lucchesi-Palli, and Gaetani families. The Pecci and Pacelli families are newer bloodlines of the modern Black Nobility. The Black Nobility share ownership over the Holy See which is a corporate entity headquartered at the Vatican City State which was established as a nation in 1929 under Benito Mussolini who was put in power by the House of Savoy. The Mussolini and Franco families both became nobility after their fascist regimes. The Black Nobility also own the Knights of Malta, Jesuits, and Cosa Nostra. The Black Nobility established branches in southern Italy and married with Sicilian-Campanian nobles like the Lanza di Scalea, Adragna, Serena di Lapigio, and Rocco di Torrepadula families. The Savoy, Savoy-Aosta, Medici, Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Bourbon-Parma families are Italian royalty and intermarried with various European royal bloodlines and Black Nobility. Most monarchs are members of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Prince Carlo Massimo has been overseeing the Sovereign Military Order of Malta as President of the Italian Association of the SMOM. The Knights of Malta have a hidden operation at Jesuit Georgetown which runs the Department of Defense along with British Crown agents and Freemasons. Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies is a top commander of the Society of Jesus through his Sacred Constantinian Military Order of Saint George. The Jesuits were authorized by the Farnese family’s Pope Paul III. The Bourbon-Two Sicilies and Bourbon-Parma families are the continuation of the Farnese family and the name Farnesivs is engraved on the Jesuit’s headquarters called the Gesu Church of Rome. The Farnese family lived in a pentagonal fortress called the Farnese Villa Caprarola which is the basis for the design of the US Pentagon. Jesuits are involved in politics, banking, law, and especially military and intelligence. The Italian Bourbons have established residences all over the world including in Florida. The Jesuits need to be investigated and outlawed.
The Italian Mafia are enforcers for Rome involved in extortion, money laundering, murder, and drug trafficking and they pay their dues back to the Sicilian Mafia which pay dues back to the Black Nobility. The mafia funnel their profits and tributes back to the Black Nobility through the Vatican's charity foundations and then to the Vatican bank and then to Banca Fucino and Swiss bank accounts. The Savoy's Genovese crime family specializes in extorting Wall Street. The mafia are rigging professional sports for bets and also launder their criminal profits through casinos. The Torlonia family own the Kansas City crime family and share ownership over the Pittsburgh crime family with the Borghese family of Rome and Rocco di Torrepadula family of Sicily. The French House of Orleans own the New Orleans crime family and the French-British Beaufort family oversee and own factions of the Dixie Mafia along with other British Peers that have French ancestry. The billionaire Cox family are involved in multi media communications and are part owners of the Dixie Mafia. The Goldsmith and Sassoon families are owners of Pakistani and Indian human trafficking networks which operate in the United Kingdom. The Brazilian House of Orleans-Braganza and the Belgian House of Ligne are intermarried and have shares in the Brazilian AmBev and the Belgian Anheuser-Busch InBev companies. The House of Orleans-Braganza are owners of Brazilian drug cartels which are also involved in human trafficking. The Sforza family own the Stidda Mafia clans which have an operation in the Sforza-Visconti's territory of Milan and the Sforza and Visconti families have major control over the Borsa Italiana or Milan Stock Exchange. The evil billionaire Silvio Berlusconi works for the Sforza and Visconti families and he has a monopoly in Italian media. Some north Italian nobles like the Visconti, Borromeo, Este, Gonzaga, Valenti, D'Adda, and Passi di Preposulo families are closely connected with billionaire families like the Rothschilds, Agnellis, Benettons, Armanis, and Ferreros. The Sforza and Visconti families own the Seattle crime family with the Gaetani family as part owners. The Seattle crime family is controlling the evil billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos through blackmail and Gates and Bezos both finance human trafficking and bribes on the West Coast. The royal family of Japan own Yakuza which have infiltrated the ports on the West Coast. The Aldobrandini family are owners of the DeCavalcante crime family of New Jersey and the Apulian Mafia in Italy. The Apulian Mafia have a large operation in New Jersey and are involved in human trafficking. Mobsters need to be locked away for life and gang stalkers, murderers, and human traffickers need to be executed.
The Colonna family own the Knights of Columbus and are also owners of the Colombo crime family and have part ownership of the Chicago Outfit along with the Capponi and Roselli del Turco families of Florence. Al Capone was an agent of the House of Capponi and John Roselli was an agent of the Roselli del Turco family. Colonna means column like Colombo and Columbus. Knights of Columbus infiltrate police departments and work with the Italian Mafia. The Massimo and Gaetani families own and run the Gambino crime family and Philadelphia crime family. The Massimo-Brancaccio family also own and run the Magliana Mafia or Roman Mafia and the Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari as well as the Graviano crime family of Brancaccio in Palermo, Sicily which is part of the Corleonisi mafia clan. The Massimo family receive tributes from most Italian crime families and even from the Russian Mafia and Eastern European mafias. The Massimo family of Roccasecca which live in London own the Clerkenwell Mafia of London and have part ownership over the Irish Mafia. The Lucchesi-Palli and Pallavicini families own the Lucchese crime family which the Russian Mafia in Brighton Beach pays tributes to. The Pallavicini family are owners of the Armenian Mafia which operate in Hollywood and work closely with the Kardashian family. The Romanovs are part owners of the Russian Mafia and have established several residences in the United States. The Giustiniani family oversee the Philly Greek Mob along with some Greek shipping merchants. Mafias are businesses and it costs money to start up a mafia. Royal and noble families finance organized crime. The Jewish Mafia reorganized into white collar crime and work with the black hand Italian Mafia. The head of the Jewish Mafia in the United States is the billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Leon Black is another major Jewish mobster in New York. The Jewish Mafia are involved in professional sports with the white collar mobsters Daniel Gilbert, Robert Kraft, Joshua Harris, Jerry Reinsdorf, George Kaiser, Peter Guber, Joe Lacob, Tom Werner, Mark Cuban, and Micky Arison. The European Union is based on the Treaty of Rome and was signed in Rome at Capitoline Hill. The President of the European Central Bank is Mario Draghi who was born in Rome and Jesuit educated at the Massimo Institute. Mario Draghi is a covert relative of the Borghese and Del Drago families. The Erba-Odesclachi family with ancestry from Cernobbio, Italy run CERN with Roman born Fabiola Gianotti as the Director-General of CERN which is being used to generate pressure in the lower atmosphere for the purpose of oppressing society. CERN, HAARP, Church of Scientology, Chemtrails, and electronic devices are all being used to covertly oppress society. The US military run a HAARP electronic harassment system in Puerto Rico which is controlled from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba which is under the command of Captain David Culpepper.
The German Wurrtemberg and Baden families have major shares and control over international corporations like BMW, Daimler-Benz, Aldi, and SAP and they have command over Wall Street through their agent Jeffrey Sprecher. The House of Hohenzollern authorized the creation of Deutsche Bank. The Wittelsbach and Schwarzenberg families also have major control over corporations like Goldman Sachs and Apollo Global Management which owns Constellis Holdings a private military company in contract with the US military. The Soros family work for the House of Schwarzenberg. George Soros' real last name is Schwartz. The House of Hanover have part ownership over the British Crown and have vast wealth in private Swiss banks. The Hanovers have an alliance with the Savoys. The Agnelli family are multi billionaires and own Chrysler Fiat. The Agnellis are intermarried with various Italian nobles like the Borromeo, Gaetani, and Brandolini D'adda families. German nobles are owners of motorcycle gangs and Neo-Nazi crime groups like the Aryan Brotherhood and Public Enemy Number 1. Irish nobles are also part owners of the Aryan Brotherhood. Motorcycle gangs are involved in the trucking industry and criminal trafficking. The House of Hesse own the Iron Horsemen motorcycle gang which traffics adrenochrome. The Bussche family of Germany along with the Bush and Busche families in the United States own the Sons of Silence motorcycle gang which uses the Busche beer logo for their patch. The House of Windsor are owners of the Hells Angels which established chapters in the United Kingdom and its commonwealths. The Mars family manage some Hells Angels chapters. The Boncompagni-Ludovisi family are owners of the Casalesi mafia clan which operates in their former dukedoms and also own the Bonanno crime family. Bon-Compagni translates to Good Fellows a term used for made men in the mafia. The Adragna family of Sicily run many of the N’Drangheta factions along with the Gaetani family and the House of Adragna are part owners of Los Angeles crime family which was built up by the Dragna crime bosses like Jack Dragna. The Sanseverino family are part owners of the Sicilian Mafia. The Sicilian Lanza di Scalea family owns the Lanza crime family in San Francisco which has also established themselves on the East Coast. The Odescalchi family own the Detroit Partnership which run the labor unions and also own some Slavic-Serbian mafias. The Bourbon families of Italy and Ruspoli family own mafias in Montreal like the Rizzuto crime family and Cuntrera-Caruana Mafia clan. The Italian Bourbons are part owners of the Trafficante crime family which operate in Cuba and have an alliance with the Montreal crime families. The Caputo, Serlupi-Crencenzi-Ottobani, and Torre and Tasso families own the Toronto crime families like the Mustianos, Lupinos, and Papalias. The Savoy and Savoy-Aosta families own and run the Genovese crime family. Don Vito Genovese was from Naples and Prince Vittorio Emanuele IV of Savoy is the Prince of Naples. The Chigi-Albani della Rovere family are owners of most of the Albanian Mafia factions which are an international crime syndicate. Albania was named after the Alban clans in Rome like the Albani family. The Corsini, Medici, and Bonaparte families are the owners of the Union Corse or Corsican Mafia which have an operation in Baltimore. The Medici family also own the Chaldean Mafia which operate out of Detroit. The Medici family run the IRS through their Jesuit agent and IRS Commissioner David Kautter. Income tax is a form of extortion.
The House of Windsor and German nobility like the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Hohenzollern, Hesse, Furstenberg, and Hanover families run and finance various Neo-Nazi cults and Nazi propaganda while they also control many of the Jewish banking families through their royal courts. Many of the German nobles were Nazis. The Windsor and German noble families also run the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. The Irish nobles like the Massy, Nugent, and FitzGerald families are part owners of the the Irish Mafia and Irish Republican Army terrorist organization. Irish nobles also run the murderous Hell Fire Club secret society. The Guinness, Hennessy, and Bailey families are all involved in the occult and also with banking. John Hennessy is a top leader in Silicon Valley. The Windsor and Bush families control covert paramilitary organizations and mercenary armies branched off from the military like G4S, KBR, and Vinnell Corporation. The Spencer-Churchill family own Aegis Defence Services with their relative Nicholas Soames as the head of Aegis and they are also part owners of Serco with their relative Rupert Soames. The Spencer-Churchill family are involved in the mainstream media and work with the American Vanderbilts and Freud family of psychoanalyst brainwashers. The Bush family runs the military industrial complex in the United States with Vannevar Bush founding Raytheon and Wesley G Bush running Northrup Grumman. The Bush family's Union Banking Corporation was in contract with the Nazis during WWII. The German nobles finance military black ops run by militarized Nazis. The Coronado Naval Base in California has a barracks designed as a swastika. The Mars and Walton families are mega billionaires and like royalty in the United States and they finance gang stalking and human trafficking and also make bribes to enable criminals. The Islamic royal families were appointed by European royalty in the 19th and 20th centuries and especially after WWI. The Mid East royalty run the oil industry and use their massive wealth to finance globalist agendas for being allowed to rule their nations. The House of Saud is worth at least a trillion. The House of Thani and House of Khalifa work with the House of Saud and are also wealthy oil merchants. The Mid Eastern royals manage the Muslim Brotherhood, Five Percenters, and Nation of Islam which are violent gang stalking cults. These organizations need to be investigated and outlawed. They also own an Arab Mafia which is headquartered in New Jersey and Detroit. The royal family of Morocco are wealthy merchants and owners of the Abergil crime family of Israel and Morocco. The House of Bourbon and Spanish nobility like the Osorio, FitzJames, Alvarez, Pignatelli, Arteaga, Borja, Zuniga, Ruspoli, and Aragon-Escobar families own most of the Mexican and South American drug cartels. The Osorio and Borja families are owners of MS-13. The Bourbons own the Gulf Cartel and the Latin Kings. The FitzJames and Alvarez families own the Los Zetas Cartel. The Mexican mobsters are involved in torturing and murdering people to extract adrenochrome and adrenaline filled blood which they sell on the black market. The House of Bourbon are the founders and owners of Santander Bank. The King of Spain holds the official claim to King of Jerusalem. All these tyrants and their agents need to be destroyed.
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