Trump Has No Legal Authority to Delay US November Elections

Trump Has No Legal Authority to Delay US November Elections by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Time and again, Trump tweets without thinking. On Thursday, he claimed that US November 3 elections “will be the most inaccurate & fraudulent…in history (sic),” adding: “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote (sic)???” Trump objects to mail-in voting other than by absentee ballots. No evidence suggests this method would be “inaccurate & fraudulent.” It would likely be more reliable than easily manipulated corporate electronic voting machines. In response to Trump’s tweet, ACLU Voting Rights Project director Dale Ho said the following: “This is America (True). We are a democracy (False), not a dictatorship” — False based on US police state rule that’s heading toward full-blown tyranny if abandonment of the rule of law discards it altogether ahead. Ho explained that “(t)he Constitution empowers Congress to set the date of the election, and Congress set that date for November.”  “Nothing President Trump says, does, or tweets can change that fact.” By law, US federal elections occur on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November — every two years for House and one-third of Senate members,

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Big Pharma Wants Known COVID-19 Cure Suppressed

Big Pharma Wants Known Covid-19 Cure Suppressed by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Like other predatory corporate interests in the US and West, what Big Pharma wants, it gets — in cahoots with dark forces in the US and their Western junior partner states. Americans are consistently lied to, deceived, and exploited by monied interests and political officials they control. The SARS-Cov-2 virus that produces COVID-19 was made in the USA — a bioweapon spread domestically in the US and worldwide. What’s been going on for months is part of a diabolical scheme to transfer unprecedented amounts of wealth from ordinary people to privileged interests — creating unparalleled human misery through manufactured economic collapse. The scheme is also about increasing corporate power by eliminating competition. Tens of thousands of small, medium-sized, and some large firms shut down and/or declared bankruptcy — many, maybe most, never to reopen, an unprecedented economic apocalypse in US history, unfolding with breathtaking speed. Around one-third of working-age Americans are jobless — not the phony BLS 11%. Official  government data are fabricated. For 19 straight weeks, new claims for unemployment benefits  exceeded Star Trek — at over one million weekly with likely more

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Russian Foreign Ministry on Missile Defense, Venezuela, and Dialogue with the US on Strategic Issues

Russian Foreign Ministry on Missile Defense, Venezuela, and Dialogue with the US on Strategic Issues by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) I’m not an emissary of or in any way connected to the governments of Russia, China, or any other nations. I’m a retired US small businessman turned pro bono writer in retirement — committed to truth-telling on major issues, polar opposite how establishment media operate. What they suppress is what I prioritize writing about. No one pays or directs what I do. It’s my way of expressing support for world peace, equity, justice,  societies safe and fit to live in, along with governance serving the rights and welfare of everyone, not just the privileged few. On Friday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry (RFM below) commented on the following issues discussed below. It slammed US war department fake news, falsely accusing Russia and China of challenging the Pentagon by “developing several increasingly sophisticated missile defense systems” its officials claim are “a threat.” RFM: “We take this (claim) as part of a targeted disinformation campaign seeking to discredit Russia.”  “Clearly, there are unscrupulous attempts to ascribe to us some aggressive and dangerous plans, this time in missile defense.” “Unmistakably, this

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US War on Russia’s Natural Gas

According to US Energy Information Agency data, America, Russia, and Iran are the world’s leading natural gas producers, in that order — followed by Qatar, Canada and China. US shale oil and gas development made it the world’s leading producer of both energy sources. According to data compiled by Forbes magazine, published in early July, the US has a “23.1% share of global natural gas production” — ahead of Russia’s 17% and 17.4% for Middle East countries combined. In 2019, the world’s top 10 natural gas producing nations accounted for around 70% of global supply. The US has a 40% market share of global liquified natural gas (LNG) — what it’s pressuring and bullying EU countries to buy in lieu of much cheaper and readily available natural gas from neighboring Russia. When completed, Moscow’s 745-mile-long Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline beneath the Baltic Sea will deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually to Germany and other EU countries. Together with Nord Stream 1, both pipelines will deliver 110 billion cubic feet of natural gas to Western Europe. Nord Stream 2 gas will come through exclusive economic zone territorial waters of five countries: Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and

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America’s Dysfunctional Economy. Massive Unemployment. Economic Collapse

The US ruling class bears full responsibility for the economy’s unprecedented dysfunctional state. What was unimaginable long ago is reality today,

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