Police seize 190 pounds of illegally harvested ginseng


Unbelievable…is crime so low in West Virgina that cops have nothing better to do than bust people for harvesting ginseng? I think not.

This isn’t about illegally harvesting ginseng, it’s about money and keeping us in debt slavery. Period. I’m curious what the illegal drugs consisted of – personal marijuana stash? Couple tablets of Viagra? No details listed below, if it were anything significant related to trafficking that would boast about that too….yes, the U.S. has become a police state, no doubt about it. Solutions are out there, it’s a matter of the One People, the 99% standing in their sovereign power and reclaiming control.  Have a blessed day…Annette
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 1:34 AM PST
By Kayla Lambert
Illegal ginseng bust

BECKLEY (AP) — West Virginia natural resources police say they have made 11 arrests and seized 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was illegally harvested.

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources estimates the market value of the native herb at $180,000.

The department said Wednesday the arrests followed a year-long investigation in southern West Virginia. Besides the ginseng, they said they also seized stolen guns, illegal drugs and $30,000 in cash.

West Virginia has a ginseng digging season. It begins Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

The department says the seized ginseng was harvested before the digging season began.

Ginseng long has been coveted in many Asian cultures because the plant’s gnarly, multipronged root is believed to have medicinal properties.

Natural resources officials say demand has spurred illegal harvesting.

http://www.wvva.com/story/26563681/2014/09/18/police-seize-190-pounds-of-illegally-harvested-ginseng

School district police stock up free military gear


In this July 16, 2014 file photo, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

At least 26 school districts have participated in the Pentagon‘s surplus program, which is not new but has come under scrutiny after police responded to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, last month with tear gas, armored military trucks and riot gear.

Now, amid that increased criticism, several school districts say they’ll give some of the equipment back, while others plan to keep the rifles they received. Nearly two dozen education and civil liberties groups sent a letter earlier this week to the Pentagon and the Justice and Education departments urging a stop to transfers of military weapons to school police.

The Los Angeles Unified School District — the nation’s second largest school district covering 710 square miles and enrolling more than 900,000 students — said it would remove three grenade launchers it had acquired because they “are not essential life-saving items within the scope, duties and mission” of the district’s police force.

But the district plans to keep the 60 M16s and a military vehicle — known as an MRAP — used in Iraq and Afghanistan that was built to withstand mine blasts.

District police Chief Steve Zipperman told The Associated Press that the M16s are used for training, and the MRAP, which is parked off campus, was acquired because the district could not afford to buy armored vehicles that might be used to protect officers and help students in a school shooting.

“That vehicle is used in very extraordinary circumstances involving a life-saving situation for an armed threat,” Zipperman said. “Quite frankly I hope we never have to deploy it.”

Law enforcement agencies around the country equipped themselves during learner budget years by turning to the Pentagon program, which the Defense Department has used to get rid of gear it no longer needs. Since the Columbine school shooting in 1999, school districts increasingly participated.

Federal records show schools in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Nevada, Texas and Utah obtained surplus military gear. At least six California districts have received equipment, state records show.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said while there’s a role for surplus equipment going to local police departments, “it’s difficult to see what scenario would require a grenade launcher or a mine resistant vehicle for a school police department.”

In Texas, Tina Veal-Gooch, executive director of public relations at Texarkana ISD, said the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, led the district to acquire assault rifles. The district has no plans to return the weapons.

In Florida, Rick Stelljes, the chief of Pinellas County schools police, said Wednesday that the county has 28 semi-automatic M16 rifles. They have never been used, and he hopes they are never needed.

But, he said, they are “something we need given the current situation we face in our nation. This is about preparing for the worst-case scenario.”

School officials in Utah’s Granite School District and Nevada’s Washoe County School District, encompassing Reno, also said they don’t have any immediate plans to give back the M16s they received.

San Diego Unified School District is painting its MRAP white and hoping to use the Red Cross symbol on it to assuage community worries, said Ursula Kroemer, a district spokeswoman. The MRAP has been stripped of weapon mounts and turrets and will be outfitted with medical supplies and teddy bears for use in emergencies to evacuate students and staff, she said.

Jill Poe, police chief in the Southern California’s Baldwin Park school district, said she’ll be returning the three M16 rifles acquired under her predecessor.

“Honestly, I could not tell you why we acquired those,” Poe said. “They have never been used in the field and they will never been used in the field.”

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Associated Press writers Juan Carlos Llorca in El Paso, Texas; Scott Sonner in Reno, Nevada; Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City; and Marina Hutchinson in Atlanta contributed to this report.

http://news.msn.com/us/school-district-police-stock-up-free-military-gear#tscptmf

Individuality and Spirituality in the Age of Institutional Rule


16th September 2014

By Ethan Indigo Smith and Andy Whiteley

Contributing Writers for Wake Up World

Humanity has lost its way, but we were led astray. The very institutions we invented to secure us, failed. They have achieved the opposite, and we, the collective of humanity are forced to live in the tribal, vengeance-ruled war world from which institutions invariably profit. And even if you are not completely indoctrinated by this institutionalization, generations of the collective have been indoctrinated, and by reinforcing social “norms”, the steered diligently steer their peers further toward the cliff edge.

Throughout our society is a misguided, socially polarized perspective. Everywhere we look, the truth is deliberately conjured and obscured, leading to divergent oppositions; from the simplest to the most complex, from garden plants to nuclear power “plants”. No matter the subject, no matter the related tangential beliefs, the divergence can be summarized via one simple divider – institutionalization or individuation.

We have been collectively steered by oligarchical institutions toward institutional thinking, allowing unnatural mechanizations to be granted the rights of individuals, and enabling a culture of war, competition and separation. So where does this leave we natural, spiritual beings, who are inherently wired for peace, co-operation and oneness?

This article is a discussion of various of modes of thinking, which compare and contrast institutionalization with individuation. Confusing the two, as in the latest trend of awarding the rights of men to machines, is the new shell humanity has wrapped itself in. And the divine right of institutions is now, dare we say, the essence of what the individuated around the world are rallying against, and what the institutionalized are fighting to protect.

Corruption of Our Food Supply

With this mindset embedded in the collective psyche, those institutionalized individuals figuratively or literally tout exposure to industrial excrement as nutrient, while the individuated among us warn that the industrial poison will kill and demand integrative conditions instead of those suitable only to oligarchical institutions. Some “scientists” have claimed that their “research” (read obfuscation) has found “conventional” food is the same as organic, with no negligible differences in nutrition content. But the facts tell a different story.

And therein is evidence of such social steering, through which pseudo-scientific “facts” are considered. Throughout recorded time, organic farming has been the convention, only recently have pesticides and fertilizers and herbicides been introduced into the food chain, along with factory farming and the genetic modification of plants to survive lethal doses of Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) that kills everything it comes in contact with – including the global honey bee population. Never mind the epidemic levels of disease glyphosate exposure causes in humans. Yet it is organic (read unpoisoned) food that bears the burden of a prefix in our language.

Indoctrinated by misinformation, many people suggest that genetic modification is equivalent to traditional seed hybridization. But they are not equivalent. In the same way that a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, seed hybridization is modification, but it is a modification that an individual can facilitate – with the aid of nature – and is not comparable, in either method or result, to the dangerous laboratory modifications touted by institutional leaders as the way to “feed the world”.

Undoubtedly, there are other ways.

The Nuclear Era

Just like the infiltration of GMOs into our food supply, when it comes to nuclear experimentation, our logic is flawed – but even more so, it is steered.

The complexity of nuclear experimentation is illustrative of the divergence away from manifest truth to total spiritual oligarchical collectivism.

One of the things that grew out the early days of the nuclear experiment was the idea of hormesis, convincing (emphasize con) many that external exposure to radiation is in fact beneficial! This con was originally touted in uranium mines, and now along the North Pacific Coast, etc. The concept of hormesis coincided with the flabbergasting idea, put forth by “scientists” who obviously failed chemistry, that all radiation is the same. Yet this is so far from the truth. In fact not all bequerels are created equal.

For example, the argument for hormesis is somewhat a corrupt conjuration that begins in some truth. The truth is that exposure to some radiation stimulates an immune response, because everything in your body is so heavily affected by radiation exposure that a physiological self-preservation response kicks in. But the “beneficial” result of that immune response is short lived. In the long/mid term, the human body does not benefit from radiation exposure and cannot maintain the full-tilt immune response required to deal with prolonged exposure. And the nuclear industry’s catastrophic history proves it.

The problem with hormesis related to industrial nuclear waste is that there are all kinds of accompanying elements, particulates and gasses that are certain to kill you – despite what the pro nuke kooks suggest; the same kooks, incidentally, who said everything at Fukushima 1 was fine after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and who still say all is well, even after the triple meltdown and ongoing radioactive pollution spilling from the damaged reactor. [For more on the nuclear industry's ongoing denial, please see: GE Spokesperson Discusses Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster - Interview and Analysis)]

Hormesis is a load of nuclear industry jive. And while the nuclear experimentation industry is the most complex mechanization, it has a whole crew representing an equally complex system of manipulation to maneuvre it into social acceptance. Following the 2011 Fukushima meltdown, Dr. Peter Karamoskos, a nuclear radiologist and a public representative on the radiation health committee of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency said in an article for the Sydney Morning Herald:

You have to hand it to the nuclear industry and its acolytes. In the middle of the second-worst nuclear power disaster in history at Fukushima, and with still no end in sight, you would think they would respond with contrition, humility and profuse mea culpas. Not on your life. The industry representatives and its acolytes came out swinging in full denial attire…

But more insidious and objectionable is the creeping misinformation that the nuclear industry has fed into the public sphere over the years. There seems to be a never-ending cabal of paid industry scientific ”consultants” who are more than willing to state the fringe view that low doses of ionising radiation do not cause cancer and, indeed, that low doses are actually good for you and lessen the incidence of cancer.

Despite the obvious risks, many people still see nuclear energy experimentation as an alternative to the ignition of petroleum fuels. However the petroleum and nuclear industries are basically the same institutional formation; they benefit those at the top of the oligarchy, and endanger the rest of us in the process.

Advocates of the nuclear position argue that nuclear energy is a ‘green’ energy with a zero or low carbon footprint. But nuclear energy is not green by any stretch of the imagination. To say nuclear power has a zero footprint is absurd, when this most lethal, toxic waste is virtually indestructible for millions of years. It is dangerous and destructive to all biological beings on this planet. There is no diluting radiation there is only dispersal. Scientifically speaking, the risk cycle of nuclear power generation cannot be validated as “safe” until waste can be permanently removed, stored or degraded, and the effects on human and environmental health entirely mitigated. And today, that is simply not the case.

Moreover, the nuclear energy and the nuclear arms industries are inextricably linked.

Nuclear Armament as a Means of Defense

The nuclear era began with a boom, and secrets, with the first atomic bombing of New Mexico and then Hiroshima and Nagasaki, etc. Soon after the industry’s first detonations, the atomic energy industry began. And it’s all just another day in the experiment that is the atomic precipice – one that has thousand millennia long implications.

The scholars of the status quo insist that the nuclear armament of the opposing forces in the cold war, pitted against each other, prevented those nuclear nations from going to war. The theory was that our mutually assured destruction viaweaponry of total annihilation would prevent us from using such weapons. And yet today we are faced with widening dispersal of weapons among many nations, with increasing numbers of nations as foes.

More importantly, the threat of radioactive pollution from nuclear detonations threatens the interconnected web of life, as no living being with cells can defend themselves from its toxicity. Thus, considering nuclear armament as a means of “defense”, not a threat, is an oxymoron, touted by morons.

Rise of the Police State

It is the same institutional thinking that has led our society to develop and deploy non-lethal weapons (ie. stun guns), and to accept increasingly militant police, who force individual compliance to institutional rule, while still using lethal weapons against those people considered to have “crossed a line” somehow.

Why is there now overwhelming and unnecessary aggression used by many police? Why are police forces deployed to control populations who protest against the actions of their institutions instead of defending their rights? Why, if there has been an increase in the development of “non-lethal weaponry” is there also an increase in deployment of lethal weaponry such as automatic rifles, alongside armored vehicles? Why, with an increase in the development of “non-lethal weaponry”, are police not trained to manage extreme situations accordingly, instead of routinely shooting dangerous armed offenders in the abdomen?

Why is it that we have surveillance technology used on all of us before the fact, instead of being used to track criminals after a crime has been committed? Does the emerging surveillance culture imply that we are all criminals-in-waiting? Couldn’t we eliminate most need for confrontational force and dangerous police car chases by using such advanced surveillance technology instead of resorting to violent forceful knee-jerk capture tactics in the first instance, which – as another example of dangerous institutional thinking – often end in the death or injury of the innocent and guilty alike?

Individual or Institutional Empowerment?

Today people look for religious, corporate and state institutions to tell us their answers to our questions instead of becoming and realizing our own selves. It seems people today would rather die for an institution than go through the process of individuation. As an institutionalize being, instead of saying “I am Ethan Indigo Smith” or “I am Andy”, one would identify themselves as a cog of some religious machine or so on. “I am catholic”, or “I am American”.

In contrast, there are so many different forms of, and names for, tai chi chuan or shadow-boxing because individuals learned forms of these practices and then made them their own, to suit their own character and intent. Tai chi is a martial art and specifically a form of kung fu. The meaning of kung fu is “stop war”, from what we understand as westerners interpreting summations of an ancient language. There are two symbols involved in kung fu: “stop” or “halt”, as in the gesture with open hand, and “power/war”. So one way, essentially the basic way, to interpret the symbols is as hand power, or “might makes right”. The correct or higher way to interpret kung fu is “stop war”; that being strong makes it such that one does not have to fight, and then secondarily pursues anything but fighting.

Yoga has been steered the same. It is now, for the majority of practitioners, just a workout and not a work-in; a way to coordinate the body with mind. But the ultimate fight is within, with your ego, your shadow.

Why do so many people attend college to earn and so few to learn? Why is it that so few individuals and institutions consider helping others, but are ever quick to hinder others? Why are we steered to be selfish in our obtaining and experiencing, instead of being unselfish? Why are we trained to be passionate instead of being compassionate? For as many gyms as there are, for as many people who do train in some manner, there are fewer people who meditate and even fewer outlets for meditation.

How often do you meditate? When did you last take pause to genuinely reflect? Do you afford your spiritual being the same time and energy as your institutional obligations?

Holy Wars are a War Within

Everything is spiritual, ethereal in the first primal order. Spirit does need physical assistance, rather the physical realm acts in accordance to, and reflects, the spiritual being.

The manifestation of a war, in particular wars those of religious foundation, is a reflection of the collective war within. Disconnected from our true spiritual essence, humanity is engaged in a war with itself, where institutions rally individuals to fight over the “one true faith”, against those who we are taught do not share our spirituality, or our humanity. It is such institutional thinking that has led nationalistic and religious individuals to believe they can fight their way to redemption, heaven, or nirvana.

Considering your physical being as a tool, and becoming anything but a compassionate meditative conduit to Spirit, makes you a tool for such institutions – not a vessel for spirit or god. To survive, we must let go of institutional attachments, and go within. Deep within. And to do that, we must focus on the meaning, and not just the mantra.

The repetition of mantra is a mechanical operation that leads to magical experience. But the repetition of mantra is meaningless if the mind is focused on the method, not the meaning. Institutionalized religion is a form of external worship, which draws our attention to the method – the structure – and not the meaning. Yet true spirituality and spiritual awareness necessitates a responsibility to self and to others, not to religious structure or expectation, and it is there for all of us, without the need for religious and institutional alignment.

[To those who have not experienced the magic of mantra or connection to source, and who seek proof, simply ask them if they ever had a dream and then, ask them to prove it.]

Life and Death

Life itself is sustainable, but each individual expression of life is not; that is, no one gets out of here alive. There is no reason that we should create an environment, or necessary social structures, that are not sustainable beyond our own life span. To do so reflects dedication to the short term aspirations of corporate and government institutions, not the long term aspirations of humanity itself. Such aspirations reflect our conditioned belief that our life span, of say 80 years, is a long time – when it is in fact a blink of a Universal eye.

The “bucket list” mentality, which essentially tells us, “I’m only here once, so I’m going to get mine and go big”, is an expression of that short term thinking. So too is the rise of the industrial era, which was built on the false premise that perpetual economic growth is possible on a finite planet, and which ultimately served the interests of the “baby boom” generation to the detriment of all else. It has resulted in a polluted and bereft environment, and a twisted unsustainable concept of consumption and commerce – a legacy that is now left to younger generations to reverse.

If humanity is to survive, instead of living for now, the Rule of The Seven Generations must apply. Instead of adhering to the methods of self-preserving institutions, and focussing on what we ourselves can gain from such compliance, we need to consider entirety in equanimity. We must recognize our Oneness, our true nature, and act as Universal and Spiritual beings.

The Power of Love

True love has the power to change the world. What is worse is that when too few people find love, the world is also changed. Many find themselves in disarray and are tricked into lending their energy to other ideas – to institutionalized operations rather than individuals. This can take the form of anything from religious fanaticism to professions of war. True love can empower, but truly misdirected passion perceived as love can cause destruction and abuse of all sorts.

Typically, people who meditate more do less harm, by increasing their universal understating and allowing this perspective to influence their surroundings. Yet most people would rather dig a mine then dig into their own mind, where the rewards are truly greater. Instead of digging into the ground to look for minerals we need to practice grounding and meditation, to activate our compassion and find pure consciousness. Instead of practicing meditation (akin to The Secret) where we proactively work to activate our passions into being, we must mediate on the four aspects of love as posited by Buddha; love of self, love off others, love of the happiness of others, love for all in equanimity.

While institutional thinking reigns, individual ascension – the precursor to that of the collective – cannot exist. Only by rejecting the authority of institutions and embracing the sovereign authority to which we as Spiritual beings are entitled, will each of us find what we are yearning for. Peace.

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace”  ~ Jimi Hendrix

http://wakeup-world.com/2014/09/16/individuality-and-spirituality-in-the-age-of-institutional-rule/

Google Maps Has Been Tracking Your Every Move, And There’s A Website To Prove It


 

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    Remember that scene in Minority Report, where Tom Cruise is on the run from the law, but is unable to avoid detection because everywhere he goes there are constant retina scans feeding his location back to a central database? That’s tomorrow. Today, Google is tracking wherever your smartphone goes, and putting a neat red dot on a map to mark the occasion.

    You can find that map here. All you need to do is log in with the same account you use on your phone, and the record of everywhere you’ve been for the last day to month will erupt across your screen like chicken pox.

    We all know that no matter what ‘privacy’ settings you may try and implement, our information is all being collected and stored somewhere. That knowledge sits in the back of our minds, and is easy to drown out by shoving in some headphones and watching Adventure Time on repeat until everything stops being 1984. But it’s a sharp jolt back to reality when you see a two dimensional image marking your daily commute with occasional detours to the cinema or a friend’s house.

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    Looking at mine, I realised that a) I live my life in a very small radius, and b) there are places on my map that I don’t remember going. One of them I’ve apparently visited three times on different days. Once whilst “Biking” and twice while “Stationary”. All at times I wouldn’t usually be awake. I’m not sure what’s happening on Wood Street in North Melbourne, or why my phone apparently travels there without me, but I’m not going to rule out secret alien conspiracies.

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    This never happened. UNLESS IT DID.

    Apparently this record only happens if you have ‘location services’ switched on in your phone; if you do and you’re finding you have no data, then it means that either you don’t exist or you’ve beaten the system. If it’s the latter, please teach me your ways; I know for a fact that I switched my phone’s location detection off, but apparently it somehow got switched back on.

    Oh well. Perhaps this month I’ll take some inspiration from the runner who used Nike+ to draw this – except this time when the dots are joined, they’ll just form a huge, unblinking eye. With occasional side trips to Wood Street.

    Get creeped out by logging in here.

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    But! Before you worry too much, we can tell you this: There is a way to disable it now and even erase your past history map. So all is not lost. We are all about solutions here at natural cures, we weren’t about to let you walk away upset without a solution! Nope. That’s why we found you this:

    To see if you have location history enabled, head to the Google Maps Location history page. Click the gear-icon button to access History settings. Here, you can choose to disable or enable the service.

    Disabling location history, however, does not remove your past history. If you’d like to erase the locations Google has stored for the past 30 days, head back to the Location history page. The default time period shows location history for the current day, so you may not see any plots on the map.

    Use the pull-down menu below the calendar on the left to show your history, up to 30 days. If you choose a time period in which Google has tracked your location, you’ll see the points where you’ve been on the map. And below the calendar, you’ll see options to delete your history from the time period you have chosen or to delete all history.

    We urge you to share this information with people you care about.

    http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/google-maps-tracking-every-move-theres-website-prove/

PESTICIDES: Syngenta asks EPA to raise tolerance level for ‘bee-killing’ chemical


Note: Please join me in taking a moment to submit your comments to the EPA on an unacceptable proposal by Syngenta to raise the acceptable limits of bee-killing neonicotinoids by an outrageous 400% on crops like wheat and corn…think about it, that’s an absolutely unacceptable increase in toxins for plants commonly used as ingredients for a majority of consumable products. Enough of an increase to completely collapse the majority of th remaining bee-colony’s…in the last few years, the USA has already lost over 50% of it’s once thriving colony’s.

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/contact.htm
By Phone: (202) 564-3810
Regular or Certified Mail Address:
US EPA
Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Mail Code 7401-M
Washington, DC 20460 

Greenwire: Friday, September 5, 2014


Seed and crop management company Syngenta Crop Protection LLC has petitioned U.S. EPA to increase the legal tolerance for a neonicotinoid pesticide residue in several crops — in one case increasing the acceptable level by 400 times, according to a notice in today’s Federal Register.Syngenta, one of the biggest manufacturers of pesticides, wants to increase the allowable threshold for residues of thiamethoxam, a pesticide that has been linked to the decline of honeybees and other pollinators over the past several decades.The petition would apply to alfalfa, barley, corn and wheat, both the crop itself and the straw and stover left over after cultivation. Syngenta is seeking to increase the levels from as low as 1.5 times for stover from sweet corn to as much as 400 times for hay from wheat.Neonicotinoid pesticides are one of many factors that scientists say have caused a dramatic decline in pollinators, insects and animals that help crop production by carrying pollen from one plant to another. The United States has lost more than half its managed honeybee colonies in the last 10 years, according to the Pollinator Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of pollinators and their ecosystems.

Scientists say neonicotinoids can suppress bees’ immune systems, making them more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria. The Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to phase out neonicotinoids on wildlife refuges nationwide starting in January 2016 (Greenwire, Aug. 1).

Increases in neonicotinoids are especially concerning in forage crops like alfalfa, as bees collect pollen from the blooms, said Aimee Simpson, policy director and staff attorney for the advocacy group Beyond Pesticides.

“Instead of figuring ways to stop or reduce the use, it’s significantly increasing the amount on forage materials and other crops,” Simpson said.

Syngenta is seeking to change the tolerance levels because the company wants to use thiamethoxam as a leaf spray — rather than just a seed treatment — to treat late- to midseason insect pests, said Ann Bryan, a spokeswoman for the company.

Seed treatments are systemic, meaning the insecticide travels through the entire plant, including the pollen, where it can be toxic to bees. But foliar treatments are more likely to stick to the leaf, where risk to pollinators decreases.

“Growers depend on neonicotinoids and other crop protection products to increase crop productivity,” said Bryan in an email. “Syngenta is committed to biodiversity, including thriving pollinators.”

The increased residues could become a problem if farmers are spraying thiamethoxam at a time when alfalfa is blooming, said Reed Johnson, a bee toxicologist and an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University. But most commercial growers cut alfalfa before it makes flowers and pollen.

Switching from a systemic pesticide to a leaf spray can be a relatively good thing for bees, said Johnson, but if the spray drifts to other flowers nearby, pollinators could be exposed anyway.

“You always have to ask, what else is blooming out there at the time?” said Johnson. “If there’s any flowering at all, you’re going to have an impact.”

EPA is accepting comments on the proposed changes, as well as amended tolerances for several other pesticides, until Oct. 6.

http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060005321

Petrodollar Panic: EU Officials Admit Buying Oil From ISIS


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We recently explained how ISIS remains so well funded but what was unclear was who exactly what purchasing their ‘recently-provisioned’ oil reserves? The assumption being some desperate third-world nation or some scheming offshore hedge-fund arbitrageur; however, as Sott.net reports, a senior European Union official has revealed that some EU member states have purchased oil from ISIL Takfiri militants despite their rhetoric against the group. The official declined to disclose any names but Turkey remains a front-runner (having already shunned President Obama) and potentially France (after their recent anti-Petrodollar comments).

As The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness ( @kelseyjharkness ) notes,

According to the Iraq Energy Institute, an independent, nonprofit policy organization focused on Iraq’s energy sector, the army of radical Islamists controls production of 30,000 barrels of oil a day in Iraq and 50,000 barrels in Syria.

 

And now we know who is buying… (as Sott.net reports)

A senior European Union official has revealed that some EU member states have purchased oil from ISIL Takfiri militants despite their rhetoric against the group.

In a briefing to the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, EU Ambassador to Iraq Jana Hybas-kova said some European countries have purchased crude from the ISIL.

She, however, refused to disclose any names despite pressure by some Parliament members to do so.

The EU official also warned against any support by the West for separatist Kurdish groups who, she said, would destabilize the Middle East.

Earlier reports accused Turkey of buying and transporting oil from both the ISIL and Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. According to the reports, Western intelligence agencies could track ISIL oil shipments as they moved across Iraq and Turkey.

ISIL reportedly controls eleven oil fields in northern Iraq as well as Syria’s Raqqa province.

US intelligence officials estimate that the Takfiri militants earn more than USD 3 million a day from oil profit, theft, human trafficking and ransom. They say the militants sell oil and other products via established networks in Turkey, Jordan and Iraq’s Kurdistan region. ?Turkey has denied reports of involvement in ISIL’s oil smuggling operations.

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How long before US places sanctions directly on these European nations (instead of implicitly through Russia)?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/petrodollar-panic-eu-officials-admit-buying-oil-isis

Bank Of America Has A Message For Its European Depositors: “We May Charge You” ~ ZeroHedge


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Because Mario Draghi wasn’t joking about that whole NIRP thing. And yes, negative deposit rates mean just that.

As the letter says, don’t worry: Bank of America has an extensive team of “liquidity and investment management solutions” experts who will gladly advise you to rotate your money out of deposits and into financial stocks, preferably that of BAC itself.

Ed. Note: When the mighty fall, they take everyone down with them to cushion the landing. Filing this under “Capitalism run amok”…lmao!

America “Attacking” The Terrrorists It Fostered – James Corbett on Press TV


SHOW NOTES AND MP4: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=12251

James Corbett appears on Press TV to discuss the new American-led coalition to attack ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq. He discusses the hypocrisy of a country that has actively helped to foster, train, equip and aid these terrorists presuming to then lead a military expedition against them.

Peter Kling: Positive Timeline defeats Israel’s use of 2014-15 Tetra Eclipses & Saturn Moon Matrix ~ Alfred Lambremont Webre


Over the last week, this Peter Kling interview has been making the rounds on social media. I finally found time to listen and discovered some very interesting data surrounding current and historical events, worthy of your time and consideration….much love and gratitude, mahalo! Annette

Kling & Webre Panel: Positive Timeline deconstructs Israel’s use of 2014-15 Tetra Lunar Eclipses & Saturn-Moon Matrix?
http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolit…

VANCOUVER, BC – In an ExopoliticsTV panel, hermeneutics expert and author Peter Kling and futurist and author Alfred Lambremont Webre discuss the impact of a 2012 shift onto a positive timeline upon the predicted events of the 2014-15 Tetra Lunar Eclipses with particular focus on Israel, the lunar calendar and the Saturn Moon Matrix.  The historical record shows that the negative Zionist force behind Israel used Tetra Lunar Eclipses to engage in objective acts of genocide, perhaps in coordination with the negative Extraterrestrial forces that operate the Saturn-Moon mind control matrix, using our Earth Moon as a mind control broadcast station to enforce a duality consciousness Matrix on humanity that keeps humanity in a perpetual state of war, disease, crime and poverty.

Historical Record – Zionism & Tetra Lunar Eclipses

The actions of Israel in invading and occupying Palestine (1948-Present) under the pretext of a fraudulently acquired 1917 Balfour Declaration have been found to constitute war crimes and genocide by a legally constituted Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (on which Alfred Lambremont Webre, MEd, JD, has served as Judge).[1]

Each of the significant actions of Israel in committing this ongoing war crimes and genocide have occurred during a Tetra Lunar eclipse or series of lunar eclipses. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar.  See:

“1917:  There were 7 eclipses in 1917, when WW1 ended and the Balfour Declaration was signed allowing Jews to return to Palestine.

1948: Between 1948 and 1950:  There 4 lunar eclipses (Tetras) on feast days when Israel became a nation again.

1967: Between 1967 and 1968: There were 4 lunar eclipses (Tetras) on feast days.  1967 is the war Israel won and when Israel regained control of Jerusalem.

1973:  There were 7 eclipses in 1973 which was the year of the Yom Kippur war victory.”[2]

Correlation between actions of Israel  & Negative ETs behind Saturn-Moon Matrix

 
THE NEWS Live: Saturn/Moon Matrix as Mind Control Platform for Earth

YOU TUBE:
http://youtu.be/fZ1gQUhlWdM

http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2012/11/my-entry.html

The Moon as artificial satellite signal-enhancer of Moon-Saturn mind control Matrix – Mind control matrix for our planet enabling patterns of war, disease, crime, poverty and perpetual incarnation cycle after cycle after cycle.

Transcription:

Hello!

This is THE NEWS LIVE for November 30, 2012, with Alfred Lambremont Webre. THE NEWS Live with Alfred Lambremont Webre  is streamed live every Friday at 6pm Pacific, 7pm Mountain, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern and 1AM GMT atyoutube.com/ExopoliticsTV. Each live broadcast is accessible immediately afterward on archive at ExopoliticsTV.

Our motto is “THE NEWS Live reports the news that the mainstream news is designed to hide.” Let me repeat that. “THE NEWS Live reports the news that the mainstream news is designed to hide.”

Our Headline

Now what’s our headline for this week, November 30, 2012? Our headline is the Moon/Saturn Matrix as a Mind Control Platform for Earth. The moon as an artificial satellite/signal- enhancer of the Moon/Saturn Mind Control Matrix; a Mind Control Matrix for our planet enabling patterns of war, disease, crime, poverty, and a perpetual incarnation cycle after cycle after cycle…

Now, let’s look at the different layers of evidence for this and what we can do about it.

Moon headlines this week

First of all we know that this week, ending November 30, 2012, the Moon was in the headlines again. Let me give you a sample headline:  “Atomic Bomb on Moon, U.S. had Secret Plans to Nuke the Moon during the Cold War” media reports said.” (This is from the Huffington Post.) “A story that has surfaced over a decade ago ( [originally] from the UK Telegraph) is making the rounds again this week as some media outlets are reporting that the U.S. considered detonating an atomic bomb on the moon in an effort to intimidate the Soviet Union at the height of the cold war in the 1950’s.” (In 1957 Sputnic was launched – the first satellite into space.) “Military officials abandoned the idea. Physicist, Leonard Reiffel  formerly  of the U.S. military-backed Armour Research Foundation, and later a deputy director of NASA said, in part because of the danger posed to people on Earth if the mission failed. Scientists were also concerned about contaminating the Moon with radio active material. The first Soviet craft crash-landed on the moon in 1959 followed three years later by the American craft, Ranger 4, reports National Geographic.”

So that the U.S. war machine (we can read the permanent war economy’s war machine), it’s  first impulse was to attack the Moon with a nuclear weapon. We don’t know what the state of consciousness was at that time about the Moon being an inhabited body, although we imagine that advanced intelligence had some concept of it as there are reports that trips to Mars from Earth took place as early as 1962; just a few years later than 1957 [when Sputnic was launched]; and just a few years later than the time that this project of nuking the moon  was going forward [in the 1950's].

Evidence, Moon is populated

Now, we have evidence that the Moon is populated on its surface, [and] not only on the inside as if it were a satellite. U.S. astronauts, NASA employees, Soviet scientists, and the National Security Agency (NSA) has confirmed an extraterrestrial presence on the Moon.

There are confirmed reports of an extraterrestrial presence on the Moon both from U.S. astronauts who have visited the moon, from NASA employees, from Soviet scientists, observers of the NASA moon visits, and from witnessed NSA, (National Security Agency) reports on a Moon base on the far side (dark side) of the moon.

One report states “In a 2006 television documentary, ‘Apollo 11: The Untold Story’,  U.S. astronaut Buzz Aldrin admitted for the first time publicly that astronauts saw UFO’s on the trip to the Moon but they were not allowed to discuss this information on the live audio feed to NASA. He stated that he felt that it would have caused a ‘panic’.” Moreover, “According to a former NASA employee Otto Binder, unnamed radio hams with their own VHF receiving facilities that bypassed NASA’s broadcasting outlets picked up the following exchange.”

(This is during Apollo 11.)

“NASA: What’s there? Mission Control calling Apollo 11…
“Apollo: These ‘Babies’ are huge, Sir! Enormous! OH MY GOD! You wouldn’t believe it! I’m telling you there are other spacecraft out there, lined up on the far side of the crater edge! They’re on the Moon watching us!”

This transmission from Apollo 11 back to Mission Control in Houston bypassed the public broadcasting outlets of NASA, but was picked up by radio hams according to NASA employee, Otto Binder.

Moreover, we have the testimony of U.S. Air Force Sargent Karl Wolfe, who was a fellow disclosure witness with myself who described  photos [and] documents on extraterrestrial bases on the dark side of the moon that he witnessed at a National Security Agency building in the 1960’s. One report states that “Sargent Wolfe was working with Tactical Air Command at Langley Air Force base in Virginia in 1965. There, he was assigned to the lunar orbital project with the National Security Agency where he met an airman who confided in him that they had discovered bases in the far side of the moon.”

There’s an extensive article on this at Exopolitics.com.  You can go to THE NEWS Live article on the Saturn/Moon matrix at Exopolitics.com and it will give you a link to this article with all of that evidence as to intelligent life on the surface of the Moon.

Earth before the Moon

However, we’re going deeper in this, THE NEWS report. It appears as though the Moon is actually an artificial satellite moved into place, or created in place, as a transmission platform of a matrix control, of a Mind Control Matrix Reality for Earth.

First of all, let’s go and look at Earth civilization records where we can find Earth civilization records which remember an Earth before the Moon. This is the Earth before the Moon was put into place .

Here I’m quoting from archives, which again are referenced at the Exopolitics.com [THE NEWS Live Saturn/Moon Matrix] article.

[from THE EARTH WITHOUT THE MOON] “The period when the Earth was moonless is probably the most remote recollection of mankind. Democritus and Anaxagoras taught that there was a time when the Earth was without the moon… Aristotle taught that Arcadia in  Greece, before being inhabited by the Hellenes had a pocket of Pelasgians and that these aborigines occupied the land already before there was a moon in the sky above the Earth. For this reason they were called  Proselenes”

So here we have a tribe whose name was actually given [to them] because they occupied a specific piece of territory before there was a Moon above the Earth.

Apollonius of Rhodes mentioned the time when “not all the orbs were yet in the heavens, before the Danai and Deukalion  races came into existence and all the Arcadians lived,
of whom it is said they dwelt on mountains and fed on acorns before there was a moon.”

Plutarch wrote in The Roman Questions: “There were Arcadians of Evander’s following the so-called pre-lunar people,” (Pre-lunar people).

Similarly Ovid wrote: “The  Arcadians are said to have possessed their land before the birth of Jove, and the folk is older than the moon.” (Older than the moon, again!)

Hippolytus refers to a legend that “Arcadia brought forth Pelasgus of greater antiquity than the moon.” (Greater antiquity than the moon…)

Lucian in his astrology says that “the Arcadians affirm in their folly that they are older than the moon.”

Censorinus also alludes to the time in the past when there was no Moon in the sky . Some allusions to the time before there was a Moon can also be found in scriptures.

In Job 25:5, the grandeur of the Lord who “Makes peace in the heights” is praised and the time is mentioned “before [there was] a moon and it did not shine.”  (That is in scripture in Job 25:5)

Also in Psalm 72:5 it is said: “Thou wast feared since [the time of] the sun and before [the time of] the moon, a generation of generations.” (That’s in psalms 72:5!) A ‘generation of generations’ means a very long time. Of course, it is of no use to counter this Psalm with the myth of the first chapter of Genesis, a tale brought down from exotic and later sources.

The memory of a world without a Moon lives on in the oral tradition amoung the Indians, that is the Native Americans. The Indians of the Bogota highlands in the eastern  Cordilleras of Columbia relayed some of their tribal reminiscences to the time before there was a Moon “In the earliest times, when the moon was not yet in the heavens,” say the tribesmen of Chibchas.

[Source: http://www.varchive.org/itb/sansmoon.htm]

So you can see that there is a legitimate multi-cultural (from many, many cultures) from the North American aboriginals – the Native Americans, from the scriptures, from the Roman historians, from the Greek historians on which we count a great deal for our history of the modern era.

That means that our human civilization existed here before the Moon and it was the Ancient Civilization.

Moon is an artificial satellite

What occurred when the moon was brought into being?

Well, there are some theories and they seem to be based on a great deal of research that the moon is, in fact, an artificial satellite — [which is] a platform that is a frequency enhancer of a Mind Control Matrix that is itself a frequency, [and] that creates the virtual reality for humanity that has various functions.

Let’s go first to the authors of a book called WHO BUILT THE MOON?  And we’ll just kind of summarize from their own words. This is an interview with Christopher Knight, one of the authors of that book.

[Christopher Knight] “The Moon sits very close to the Earth. It is widely regarded as the strangest object in the known Universe. It is a bit like knowing that every person in the world is completely normal except the person you live next door to who has three heads and lives on a diet of broken razor blades.

“The book lists the strangeness of the Moon, which includes the fact that it does not have a solid core like every other planetary object. It is either hollow or has a very low-density interior. Bizarrely, its concentration of mass are located at a series of points just under its surface – which caused havoc with early lunar spacecraft.

The material the Moon is made from, came from the outer surface of the Earth and left a shallow hole that filled with water and we now call the Pacific. This rock left the Earth to produce the Moon very quickly after our planet had formed around 4,6 billion years ago.”
(There is some quarrel about that.)

“The Moon is not only extremely odd in its construction; it also behaves in a way that is nothing less than miraculous. It is exactly four hundred times smaller than the Sun but four hundred times closer to the Earth so that both the Sun and the Moon appear to be precisely the same size in the sky – which gives us the phenomenon we call a total eclipse. Whilst we take this for granted it has been called the biggest coincidence in the universe.

“Furthermore, the Moon mirrors the movement of the Sun in the sky by rising and setting at the same point on the horizon as the Sun does at opposite solstices. For example, this means the Moon rises at midwinter at the same place the Sun does at midsummer. There is no logical reason why the Moon mimics the Sun in this way and it is only meaningful to a human standing on the Earth.”

He continues here: “We had found that the superbly advanced measuring system in use over 5,000 years ago was based on the mass, dimensions and movements of the Earth.
However, for thoroughness we checked every planet and moon in the solar system to see if there was any pattern. Amazingly, it worked perfectly for every aspect of the Moon but did not apply at all to any other known body – except the Sun.

“It was as though we had found a blueprint where the Moon had been ‘manufactured’ using very specific units taken from Earth’s relationship with the Sun. The more we looked, everything fitted – and fitted perfectly in every conceivable way.”

The questioner said:  “Most astoundingly, you found that an ancient system of geometry and measurement used in the Stone Age works perfectly on the Moon. What exactly is this system and how could the ancients have attained this knowledge?”

[Christopher Knight] “It is not possible to describe the greatness of this ancient system of geometry and measurement without repeating the content of Civilization One.

“The work of Alexander Thom, a brilliant professor of engineering from Oxford University, was our starting point. He identified the existence of what he called the Megalithic Yard. This was a precise unit of measurement that was the basis of late Stone Age structures across Western Europe – such as Stonehenge. Most archaeologists have written his work off as a mistake but when one looks coldly at their objections, they are baseless.

“Alan and I were able to show how they made these highly precise linear units based on the rotation of the Earth and how they were also the basis of all time, capacity and weight units in use today. Once again these are exact – not approximations or close fits.

“Where the ancients got such knowledge is quite baffling. All we can be certain of is that they were way ahead of us today! It’s easy to check out by anyone with a calculator.

“Not only is the Moon an apparently impossible object, it has some unique benefits for us humans. It has been nothing less than an incubator for life. If the Moon was not exactly the size, mass and distance that it has been at each stage of the Earth’s evolution – there would be no intelligent life here. Scientists are agreed that we owe everything to the Moon.

“It acts as a stabiliser that holds our planet at just the right angle to produce the seasons and keep water liquid across most of the planet. Without our Moon the Earth would be as dead and solid as Venus.

“In Who Built the Moon? we explain that we could not come to any other conclusion than the Moon is artificial.”

[Source:http://www.cloudriderbooks.net/who_built_the_moon.html]

There you have it.

Saturn/Moon Matrix

Let’s go to the great theorists who sometimes get attacked. I think David Icke is a great theorist who has put forth a model for the Saturn/Moon Matrix by looking at the extraterrestrial craft that he calls the Saturn Ring Makers. [He] has identified the Saturn Rings as a communication mechanism for transmitting a Virtual Reality Matrix which is enhanced by the Moon as almost a platform antennae which is directed at Earth. So that, we humans here on Earth are living inside a fake reality – a virtual reality, which kind of dumbs us into this 3d time-space reality – down to two strand DNA. In fact, we were created as twelve strand DNA Lightbeings in the third dimension. First of all, this Virtual Saturn/Moon Matrix enforces the two strand DNA Virtual Reality Matrix. That was first imposed, we know, 280,000 years ago when the Anunnaki ET’s landed at Adams Calendar. [The Anunnaki], using sound technology reduced our 12 strand DNA down to 2 strand DNA thus limiting humanity’s ability to perceive multi-dimensionally and ability to come totally from heart-space; and having us perceive systematically inside a narrow dualistic consciousness band of ‘I win – You lose.’ That’s duality consciousness.

You can go to Exopolitics.com and google ‘Adams Calendar, the movie’ and it’s a very good documentary that we’ve created on that subject.

Also, the Saturn/Moon Matrix creates the re-incarnation-incarnation-re-incarnation-incarnation cycle after cycle reality. And in fact, there’s some concepts that the ‘incarnation depot’ for Human Souls that are caught inside the virtual reality and are enmeshed in the cycle of crime, disease, war and poverty, is on the dark side of the Moon. You think you go to heaven, but you’re deposited on the dark side of the Moon in this ‘depot for souls’ and then you’re reincarnated into the ‘re-incarnation virtual reality game’ on Earth.

If we look at one of the great spiritual seers, G.I. Gurdieff (1866-1949); he intuitively thought that souls who were in this virtual matrix went to a depot on the far side of the Moon. He intuitively thought that. Gurdieff frequently admonished  the thoughtless mechanical behavior of humanity and was fond of saying that ‘We are food for the Moon.’  That was one of Gurdieff’s favorite sayings ‘We are food for the Moon.’

In other words, the Moon acts as a giant electromagnet pulling upon organic soul life on Earth and sucking into itself the soul essence of dying creatures. The Moon is an embryonic planet in that sense and so we can credit Gurdieff  and Ouspensky for providing one of the earliest models of the Saturn/Moon Matrix.

[Source: http://montalk.net/matrix/114/food-for-the-moon]

Greys and Human Souls

In Exopolitics also, (go to Exopolitics.com) you can see some of the studies that we have reported,  especially from New Zealand,  where Grey extraterrestrials are in charge of the care of human souls, and matching human souls with new incarnating lives; and of taking on many tasks that Earthly religions normally say ‘oh this is in the Provence of ‘G-d’. Well no, it appears to be in the Provence of Grey extraterrestrials.

There is one case that we reported on extensively where the head of the UFO organisation in New Zealand, in fact, met the Soul of her future son when she was a young child aboard a Grey extraterrestrial craft. Then, when she was married and pregnant with the fetus of her future son [she] was beamed aboard an extraterrestrial craft and there she met the Soul again. The Greys’ came in and there was an enmeshment ceremony where the Soul of her future son was enmeshed with the fetus in her womb. So one has to query where Exopolitics is really a future spiritual science. What is the relationship between the Saturn/Moon Matrix and incarnation, and the role that the Grey ET’s apparently are now taking in the human incarnation cycle of some souls? These are legitimate questions that have to be addressed.

Now you can say this is just theoretical. Theoretical?! Just think of the past ten days. We have had a war in Gaza that was Israel versus the Palestinians on this non-ending tread of violence that goes back to 1948. And, that was really seeded back in the nineteenth century by Satanic Illuminati bloodline bankers [whom] conceived of the concept of Israel that would be a perpetual war machine in the middle east; and then that way, WW3 would start as a confrontation of Europe, Israel and the United States between the Arabs. That is in fact what is happening now. We have the war in Syria. We have at any one time about one hundred fifty wars on this planet. We have world public and private debt. We have starvation on this planet. We have war, disease, crime and poverty at an enormous rate and all of this, for example, the entire war industry, and the entire debt industry, and the starvation industry, is created when traced back to one strain of bloodline bankers who created communism, Bulshevism; they control Nazism and funded it. They control hyper-capitalism. They have to be tuned in and in consort with the Satrun/Moon Matrix signals where they, you know, most especially know how to work the Virtual Reality of Duality and really get into it.

And so, although we can bemoan this reality that we incarnate into of duality here on Earth, it is a Virtual Reality. It’s a Virtual Reality, a program — war, disease, crime and poverty. And [it is] programed incarnation after incarnation after incarnation into this, in a machine that is composed up at the Saturn Rings, (possibly through this [David Icke's] model]), but certainly through the Moon. And so this NEWS which we’re releasing today, is a cause — a call to consciousness to people to become conscious as to what’s really causing all of this; that we all become conscious as human souls to what we’re in and become Source oriented so that we can then see what’s the solution.

The solution is to see Exopolitical allies, that is advanced extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional allies who are ethical and who can help us escape out of the Matrix that was imposed upon us without our consent by some higher power which is still operating the Saturn/Moon Matrix.

Thank you for listening and please pass this word on. It is the ultimate source of our liberation in the deepest possible way.

I’m Alfred Lambremont Webre, this is THE NEWS Live.

May you have a wonderful day, night, and week, and Expect a Miracle because Life is Miraculous.

Transcript by DJamil Graham

www.alchemyoflight.com

Copyright, Alfred Lambremont Webre

All rights reserved.

REFERENCES


[1] THE KUALA LUMPUR WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL

20-25 NOVEMBER 2013

Case No. 3-CHG-2013

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission

Against

Amos Yaron

Case No. 4-CHG-2013

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission

Against

The State of Israel

https://wikispooks.com/w/images/0/02/KL-IsraelWarCrimesJudgement.pdf

[2] “The 4 Lunar Eclipses in 2014-2015 (Tetra) ALL on Jewish Feast Days, and the last one for 21st Century…. is Significant”

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/march2013/deborah36.htm

 

Move the Moon Movement (MMM): The Saturn-Moon Matrix as an artificial platform and mind control Matrix for Earth

http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2012/11/move-the-moon-movement-the-moon-as-an-artificial-platform-and-mind-control-matrix-for-earth.html

Peter Kling, Letters to Earth: You can survive Armageddon

http://www.peterkling.com/

Kling & Webre Panel: Positive Timeline deconstructs catastrophic events, Israel’s use of 2014-15 Tetra Lunar Eclipses & Saturn-Moon Matrix?

http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2014/09/kling-webre-panel-positive-timeline-israel-2014-15-tetra-eclipses-saturn-moon-matrix.html 

Source: http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/wowow-alfred-webre-video-kling-webre-panel-positive-timeline-deconstructs-catastrophic-events-israels-use-of-2014-15-tetra-lunar-eclipses-saturn-moon-matrix/

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza


JERUSALEM Thu Sep 11, 2014

A Palestinian boy holds his sister near the ruins of their family's house, which witnesses said was destroyed during the Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City September 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian boy holds his sister near the ruins of their family’s house, which witnesses said was destroyed during the Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City September 10, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Suhaib Salem

(Reuters) – Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there.

The New York-based group issued a report on Thursday that it described as the first in-depth documentation of the incidents, which took place during a 50-day conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants that ended in a ceasefire on Aug. 26.

“Three Israeli attacks that damaged Gaza schools housing displaced people caused numerous civilian casualties in violation of the laws of war,” it said in the report, based on interviews with witnesses and field research in the Hamas Islamist-dominated enclave.

Israeli government and military spokesmen declined immediate comment. But during the Gaza fighting, Israel rejected preliminary Human Rights Watch findings it committed war crimes and said the group should focus on Hamas putting Palestinian civilians in harm’s way by using residential areas as launching points for attacks and for weapons storage.

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch also said it was skeptical about the credibility of five criminal investigations announced by Israel’s military on Wednesday into its Gaza war operations.

The organization said 45 people, including 17 children, were killed in or near the “well-marked schools” in the strikes on July 24 in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, on July 30 in Jabalya refugee camp and on Aug. 3 in Rafah, in the south of the enclave.

It said its inspection of the Beit Hanoun site and photographs of munitions remnants suggested Israel fired mortars at the school, killing 13 people.

The Israeli military said at the time the school was hit by errant fire and the area around the facility had been used by Palestinian fighters to launch rockets.

In the Jabalya attack, Human Rights Watch said, Israeli artillery shells killed 20 people at the school. The military said its troops had come under mortar fire from fighters in the vicinity of the building and had shot back.

Twelve people were killed at the school in Rafah, Human Rights Watch said, and an impact crater and fragments “strongly suggested” a Spike missile had been fired by an Israeli aircraft. The military said shortly after the incident that it had targeted three militants on a motorcycle near the school.

“INDISCRIMINATE”

Human Rights Watch, which called in its report for “all parties in the armed conflict in Gaza” to take measures to minimize harm to civilians, said the attacks on the Beit Hanoun and Jabalya schools “did not appear to target a military objective or were otherwise indiscriminate”, while the third strike, in Rafah, was “unlawfully disproportionate”.

On its website, the group noted that Israel had opened five criminal probes, including one into the Beit Hanoun incident.

But it said: “Israel has a long record of failing to undertake credible investigations into alleged war crimes.”

Israel’s military said on Wednesday it hoped to obtain testimony from Palestinian witnesses with the help of international organizations operating in the Gaza Strip.

The military investigations could help Israel challenge the work of a U.N. Human Rights Council commission of inquiry into possible war crimes committed by both sides in the fighting.

Israel has long accused the 47-member state council of being biased against it and says Hamas militants, who launched rocket attacks on Israeli towns from residential neighborhoods, bear ultimate responsibility for Palestinian civilian casualties.

More than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were killed in seven weeks of fighting, according to the Gaza health ministry. Sixty-seven Israeli soldiers and six civilians in Israel were killed.

Israel launched its Gaza offensive on July 8 with the declared aim of halting the cross-border rocket salvoes by Hamas.

(Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/11/us-mideast-gaza-war-idUSKBN0H60XZ20140911

 

Washington Menaces America With Its ISIS Creation


It just amazes me that the majority of Americans still do not get that they are being played by this screwed up government. I am going to ask a question, and I am not asking or looking for the damn answer, because I already know the answer. How is it that this latest threat to the so called American dream, some nonsense referred to as IsraeliSecretInsurgencyService just appears out of the blue, without the ballyhooed CriminallyInsaneAssociation knowing?

The simple short version…the spooks birthed the threat, just as they did with Al Qaeda back in the 90s, and the Afghan ‘freedom fighters before that. Hell Hollywood rubs that TRUTH in your face with a damn Tom Hanks movie. I wrote about what this nonsense is really about here…
http://netteandme.blogspot.com/2014/08/assad-and-syria-proverbial-egg-in-face.html

Tony asks questions about the planted stories about Americans leaving to fight along side ISIS, and then coming back to the homeland(am I the only one who hates that reference) and terrorizing us in his article below. I also seen a short video that played on these same ISIS fears at the Texas border I believe El Paso, that seemed contrived to me also and just more cheap propaganda. I don’t know, I am tired, here is Tony’s latest…

4535121The Washington Times in an article titled, “Intel believes 300 Americans fighting with Islamic State, posing threat to U.S.,” makes the incredible claim that:
The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland, according to senior U.S. officials.
Officials say concern is widespread in Washington that radicalized foreign fighters could return to the homeland and commit terrorist attacks with skills acquired overseas, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Those concerns were heightened by the disclosure Tuesday that a California man was killed fighting alongside militants with the group, also known as ISIS.
It is incredible because the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) has not only been tapping and recording phone conversations of Americans for years, but also tracking phone locations as well. How is it that this massive, invasive, illegal, abhorrent surveillance control grid can be put in place, sold to the public as a necessity to “protect Americans” and “national security,” yet miss entire battalions of Americans signing up for and joining overseas, a terrorist organization like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? 
If the very scenarios the NSA uses to justify its abhorrent means have unfolded unimpeded, revealed only by “chance” with the passport of an American turning up in the pockets of dead terrorists upon an alleged battlefield in Syria, either the NSA’s existence serves another purpose, or the narrative we are being fed regarding the true nature of ISIS is a lie, or the most likely scenario – both.
Not the First Fit of Feigned Ignorance  
The very appearance of ISIS on the battlefields of Iraq and Syria allegedly took the US intelligence community by surprise. The unlikely narrative was designed entirely to maintain plausible deniability between ISIS mercenaries and their paymasters in Washington, London, Brussels, Riyadh, Doha, and Ankara respectively. In reality, headlines over the past 3-4 years such as, “C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition,” “First Syria rebels armed and trained by CIA ‘on way to battlefield’,” “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A.,” and “Official says CIA-funded weapons have begun to reach Syrian rebels; rebels deny receipt,” indicate precisely how and from where the immense, multinational ISIS mercenary force originated. 
The US has yet to account how its CIA could be operating within territory held by ISIS – including all along the Turkish-Syrian border and within Turkish territory itself – and neither know the existence, movements, or intentions of ISIS forces. 
Between NSA surveillance at home, and the CIA operating side-by-side with ISIS and other Al Qaeda-linked terrorist organizations, the sudden revelations that Americans are fighting within ISIS’ ranks seem to be more a matter of politically-motivated propaganda, timed perfectly to justify US military intervention in Syria, than a case of yet another convenient lapse in American intelligence. 
Washington Menacing America With Its Own Mercenaries  
Indeed, in order for the US to begin military operations in Syria under the guise of fighting ISIS forces, it must first demonstrate the threat ISIS poses to America. Already, likely false flags serving ISIS no benefit, but giving the US the green light to begin military operations in Syria have begun making their rounds across Western media. A CBS/Associated Press story titled, “Former Deputy CIA Director: ‘I Would Not Be Surprised’ If ISIS Member Shows Up To US Mall Tomorrow With AK-47,” claims:

“The short-term concern is the Americans that have gone to fight with ISIS and the west Europeans that have gone to fight with ISIS could be trained and directed by ISIS to come to the United States to conduct small-scale attacks,” Morell stated. “If an ISIS member showed up at a mall in the United States tomorrow with an AK-47 and killed a number of Americans, I would not be surprised.”

Morell warned that over the long-term the extremist group could be planning for a 9/11-style attack that killed thousands of Americans.

The same report would also claim:

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage.

The current justification for ongoing preparations against Syria has been the Foley execution video, which experts have agreed upon was staged. The London Telegraph in its article, “Foley murder video ‘may have been staged’,” would state:
Analysts believe the British jihadi in the video may not have been James Foley’s killer, although it is accepted that the journalist was murdered.
Of course, if the video was staged, and every claim about it made by ISIS thus far proven a fabrication, no evidence at all suggests when and where, or even if Foley was murdered. If he was, no evidence suggests by whom. And despite this revelation, the US continues building momentum to intervene in Syria. 
Imperialism Hiding Behind Righteousness  
Several years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, ISIS is clearly the product of long-laid Western designs to overthrow the Syrian government and reorder the Middle East as warned by the prophetic 2007 9-page report titled, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?,” written by Seymour Hersh and published in the New Yorker. In it Hersh warned about a cataclysmic sectarian war that would ravage the entire region, targeting not only Syria and neighboring Lebanon, but also Iran. He also warned that it was an intentionally engineered conspiracy between the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, with many smaller regional players serving in supporting roles. 
With the emergence of ISIS creating the very cataclysmic sectarian conflagration warned about in Hersh’s 2007 report, with no other credible explanation to account for ISIS’ incredible size, strength, and success beyond multinational state-sponsorship, Hersh’s reportage has once again been vindicated. 
It is clear that the US has created ISIS, and is to this day using it as both a means to target and attack its enemies across the Middle East, as well as serve as a pretext for direct US military intervention when proxy wars flounder. It is also being used in a third context – on the domestic front – as a manufactured and perpetual threat with which to further justify the militarization and centralization of America’s police forces and the continued expansion of the NSA’s invasive domestic spying. 
It is also clear that all of this adds up not to promoting freedom and democracy abroad while ensuring national security at home, but rather achieving full-spectrum domination in regions abroad and over the population at home. It is naked hegemony and imperialism playing dress-up in the wardrobe of righteousness. 
Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine New Eastern Outlook”.

http://journal-neo.org/2014/09/11/washington-menaces-america-with-its-isis-creation/

Tell Obama “NO” Bombing Syria…WE’VE HAD ENOUGH!!


Dear Reader, Aloha!

In the wake of the terrible and sadistic beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, war hawks have ramped up pressure to commit to a long-term campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — no matter how dim the prospects for long-term success.

After President Obama’s address to the nation, it’s clear that he’s caving to pressure to abandon caution and resort to military intervention no matter the cost or outcome. President Obama announced last night that the U.S. intends to lead what recent history has shown will be a costly and doomed effort to destroy ISIS by launching even more airstrikes in Iraq, putting more U.S. boots on the ground, and expanding U.S. intervention across the Iraq border into Syria.

When it comes to the current brutal conflict, rooted in centuries of religious hostilities in Iraq and Syria, there is no solution that American leadership can offer. It’s a total mess, and anyone who says otherwise is simply wrong.

The sad and simple truth is that the United States cannot lead any intervention without making a terrible situation even worse. And at this point in the conflict there is no viable campaign for peace and stability initiated by any other international or regional actor that the U.S. can join in support.

Tell President Obama: Don’t bomb Syria, or provide arms and training that may later be put to use advancing the repulsive agenda of ISIS.

At the heart of his proposal, the president proposed to take on ISIS with a U.S.-led mission to strike at Sunni extremists via an air war in Iraq and Syria, and by arming and training competing Syrian rebels who will simultaneously wage an insurgency against both ISIS and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

CREDO firmly believes that much of what the President has proposed requires Congressional review and approval. Having said that, Congressional approval, while procedurally appropriate, cannot transform bad policies into a good ones, and CREDO would urge a no vote on military intervention in Iraq and Syria as currently understood.

This announcement marks a dramatic shift for President Obama, who campaigned for president on winding down George Bush’s disastrous wars of choice overseas.

We don’t believe that President Obama is eager for a broader war, or believes the hawkish pundits and lawmakers who claim there is a simple solution to this messy conflict. Instead he’s been worn down by Congressional leaders in both parties, the military establishment and key members of the Obama administration including John Kerry and Joe Biden who are beating the drums for war.

But in actuality, there is no urgency driving an American response at this moment in history.

There is no immediate crisis as there was in August when CREDO supported the emergency U.S. air strikes that blocked the genocidal ISIS and helped protect minorities by holding the Kurdish defense line in Northern Iraq. Since then, the situation in Iraq has stabilized, and Iraq has formed a new government, replacing the corrupt and divisive former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The civil war in Syria is stuck in a bloody stalemate. The current media frenzy that has been ginned up largely by chickenhawks from the Bush administration and parroted by politicians from both parties is not an adequate justification for the United States to continue its intervention in either conflict.

Tell President Obama: Don’t bomb Syria, or provide arms and training that may later be put to use advancing the repulsive agenda of ISIS.

The president is pushing not only to bomb Syria but also to send arms to rebel factions in the civil war, even though doing so won’t fundamentally tip the balance in that religious sectarian conflict. Worse, any weapons we send to rebels in Syria could fall into the hands of ISIS, and any rebels trained by U.S. military forces, could take up arms with in the future as has happened in the past.

That ISIS is waging war with American military hardware that it captured from the Iraqi military neatly illustrates the iron law of unintended consequences that governs every American intervention in the region — and is a stark warning against sending arms to any faction in the Syrian civil war.

Given America’s history of waging wars of aggression and covert operations in the region, we are in no position to lead the way in resolving the current conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Regional players have the power to make a difference — especially Turkey, Iran,, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq’s own government. But at this juncture a U.S.-led military intervention would harm, not help, their ability to broker a solution.

Tell President Obama: Don’t bomb Syria, send arms to Syria, or launch any additional airstrikes in Iraq.

It was just a year ago that the American people resoundingly rejected war with Syria. The only way to stop the march to war is to raise our voices again and make it clear to President Obama that his progressive base will not support war in Syria, or expanded conflict in Iraq.

We have to speak out now to prevent the United States from being dragged down the slippery slope to another unwinnable war in the Middle East.

Tell Obama “Don’t bomb Syria!”

Thank you for taking action.

Zack Malitz, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

The Shocking Militarization of America’s Police Finally Catches the Interest of the US Senate


The military pipeline to thousands of police departments keeps growing.
.The federal bureaucratic pipeline that has pumped billions in surplus military weapons and battle gear into thousands of police departments across America does not train cops to use them, does not track when the weaponry is used and does not screen police for history of civil rights abuses. It also does not want to decide whether it is even appropriate to be sending local police weapons as esoteric as rifle bayonettes and combat knives.

These were just some takeaways from a lengthy hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, where top officials from the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice described programs that funneled upwards of $50 billion in gear and grants in recent years to local police. The hearing is expected to prompt a major revamping of these programs, as almost every senator who spoke up, both Democrat and Republican, slammed militarized policing.

“How do they decide that an MRAP [mine-resistant ambush protected armored truck] is appropriate for my hometown of 35,000 people,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, asked Alan Estevez, an under-secretary of defense overseeing the Pentagon’s giveaways, who replied that governors’ offices file the requests to get the free equipment. “But how do you decide that an MRAP is an appropriate vehicle for local police forces?” Coburn said, pressing on. “An MRAP is a truck, senator,” Estevez replied, at which point Coburn abruptly cut him off. “No, it’s not a truck. It’s a 48,000-pound offensive weapon.”

That exchange was not unique. Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, a former prosecutor, said she wasn’t buying the explanation given by St. Louis-area police for driving an armored truck into the protests in Ferguson, where a police sniper then aimed a laser-guided scope mounted atop an assault rifle at the crowd.

“Is there somewhere in the training where that’s appropriate,” she asked Mark Lomax, National Tactical Officers Association executive director. Lomax ducked the question, saying he would let the FBI investigation of what happened in Ferguson answer what was appropriate. McCaskill chairs the panel’s Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight.

“Believe it or not, I was told that the reason that happened was that he was using his scope in order to observe the crowd. Well, have they heard of binoculars?” an indignant McCaskill told other senators. “It seems to me there is a better way to monitor a crowd that is peacefully protesting than pointing mounted sniper weapons at them… It seems common sense would tell you that’s going to make the situation much worse.”

The senators also heard from police lobbyists, who emphasized that most of the gear they get from the military is office equipment—although by the hearing’s end they conceded that new accountability and training for donated weaponry was overdue. The panel also heard from academics and civil rights leaders who said that American policing has been increasingly militarized since the 1980s war on drugs, which has led police to cultivate a mindset of preparing for battle instead of less confrontational community policing.

“What we saw played out in the Ferguson protests was the application of a very common mindset, style of uniform, appearance and weaponry, used every day in the homes of private residences during SWAT raids,” said Peter B. Kraska, professor, School of Justice Studies, University of Eastern Kentucky. He added these raids are now routine—60,000 a year, compared to 3,000 a year before the war on drugs. “This has devolved now into what I’m talking about—widespread misapplication of the paramilitary model. Misapplication, unjustified growth in many, many, many small police departments.”

Kraska said that the heavy-handed police response in Ferguson was predictable, given not just the gear, but the “warrior” mindset and way local police are widely trained.

“What you saw was a high level of fear of victimization among the police,” he said. “It’s a huge cultural issue right now in policing, where so many for-profit training groups and training academies are teaching this survivalist, warrior mentality. You never know if the next person is gonna kill you. You have to go home at night. So you take every possible precaution… It does lead to an intense fear of the ‘other,’ of ‘those people,’ of the community that you are serving.”

The senators heard eyewitness accounts of how the overly militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson made tensions worse.

“The distance between the police and protesters was probably 100 feet,” said Wiley Price, a photographer with the St. Louis American newspaper, who said he was pushed around by police. “Even when the police were shouting orders to us, like in that photo [the MRAP sniper], you can clearly hear whatever the police was saying… The police aggravated peaceful marchers, when they were just standing there chanting. Instead of just letting them chant, they moved them around, which irritated them.”

The Bureaucratic Pipeline

Tuesday’s hearing was the Senate’s first look into the federal government’s programs that transfer surplus military supplies and weapons for free to police. The White House is reviewing these programs at the same time the Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson officer.

“I think most Americans were uncomfortable watching a suburban street in St. Louis being transformed with vivid images into a war zone, complete with camouflage, tear gas, rubber bullets, armored vehicles, and laser sights on assault weapons,” McCaskill said, in her opening remarks. “While this hearing may reveal many strong arguments why some of this equipment may be helpful for the safety of police officers in certain situations, I am confident that militarized policing tactics are not consistent with the peaceful exercise of First Amendment rights of free speech and free assembly… Those lawful peaceful protesters did not deserve to be treated like enemy combatants.”

But as the hearing unfolded, what emerged was a mutually benefical dynamic between federal agencies—at the Pentagon, Homeland Security and Justice Department—in which local police forces essentially help the Pentagon clear out its proverbial closet of supplies and weapons that were bought by taxpayers for overseas wars and barely used.

In the past three years, the Pentagon has given 624 MRAPs to state and local law enforcement agencies with little regard for need or size of the department, McCaskill said. At least 13 local police agencies with fewer than 10 full-time officers received one MRAP, she said, saying that local police departments in Texas were given 73 MRAPs, while the Texas National Guard only received six vehicles. Florida local police departments have received 45, she said, while its National Guard got none.

Roughly one-third of the Pentagon weaponry transferred to local police was unused or almost new, McCaskill said, which raised questions about why the military is buying supplies it is almost immediately giving away. If the gear wasn’t provided free, then grants from the Homeland Security and Justice Departments helped to pay for it.

Estevez, the Pentagon’s Principal Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, told the senators the giveaway program was designed for “good stewardship.” He said more than 8,000 of the country’s 17,000 local police agencies participate in the program, which has provided more than $5.1 billion “in property” since 1997. Governors’ offices make the requests, Estevez said, adding, “The Department of Defense does not have the expertise in police force functions and cannot assess how equipment is used in the possession of local law enforcement agencies.”

That last statement—that the Pentagon does not track how its equipment is used—was echoed by Estevez’s colleagues at Homeland Security and Justice Departments, who, he told the senator, he had never met before Tuesday’s hearing.

In the past 12 months, of the 1.9 million pieces of equipment given away, 78,000 were military-grade arms or “controlled property,” Estevez said. “Law enforcement agencies currently possess 460,000 pieces of controlled property that they have received over time.” Examples of controlled property include over 92,000 small arms, 44,000 night-vision devices, 5,200 high-mobility multi-purpose vehicles or Humvees, and 617 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles, or MRAPS. The Department does not provide tanks, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, current service weapons or uniforms, he said. (His numbers slightly differed from figures cited by McCaskill.)

Estevez said much of this former military gear has been used in emergencies, such as during major storms and floods. He said MRAPs have been used to protect police in shootouts with gangs and kidnappings. Brian E. Kamoie, assistant administrator for grant programs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, repeatedly said that local police in Boston used helicopter-mounted scopes to track down one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

However, many of the senators weren’t buying these explanations. Coburn said the Boston bomber claim was ridiculous, because a homeowner called 911 after he saw blood on his boat in his backyard. None of the ex-military equipment has ever been used to stop a domestic terrorist attack, he said. Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin asked the Justice Department, which described better internal tracking than the Pentagon, if it checked whether police departments sued for civil rights abuses were receiving military equipment. Karol Mason, the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, said no, but, “of course, it could be.”

Baldwin also asked what training was provided for police who get military weaponry.

“These pieces of equipment are not traditional police equipment and may be very unfamilar to many police officers and sheriff’s deputies in communities across this country,” she said to Estevez. “Can you tell me if the DLA [Pentagon] review or the original application process makes any inquiry at all as to whether the agency has the appropriate training, or access to the appropriate training, to use and maintain this equipment? Or if, after the fact, if the equipment is being properly used?”

“The DLA—the Defense Logistics Agency—which facilitates the program doesn’t have that capability,” he said. “Neither does the Department of Defense as a whole. We can’t manage local police forces. Even equipment that we are trained to use is for combat operations, not for local policing operations… The state coordinator certifies that a local police force that’s going to receive an item has the ability themselves to use it.”

These answers prompted the senators to ask police lobbyists how they thought local departments would react if they faced new regulations about getting and using surplus military weapons, from training to possibly managing them on a regional and shared basis. Those lobbyists, seeing the likelihood that the Senate would try to reform the giveaway programs, predicted that police would not object—especially should training dollars come with the giveaways.

But Kraska, the political scientist who has studied police militarization for decades, told the senators that there were deeper obstacles, such as the culture in policing that values weaponry and security above community policing and humanitarian service. He gave the example of the police response after Hurricane Katrina, where many law enforcement agencies spent four days securing the region instead of delivering needed aid.

“These examples are emblematic of a historic, but up until recently, little publicly noted shift in American democratic governance,” he said. “The research I have been conducting since 1989 has documented qualitatively and quantitatively, the steady and certain march of U.S. civilian policing down the militarization continuum—culturely, materially, operationally and organizationally—despite a massive effort at democratizing police under the guise of community policing reforms. The growth in militarized policing has been steep and deep.”

Steven Rosenfeld covers national political issues for AlterNet, including America’s retirement crisis, the low-wage economy, democracy and voting rights, and campaigns and elections. He is the author of “Count My Vote: A Citizen’s Guide to Voting” (AlterNet Books, 2008).

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Why Demilitarizing Police won’t Solve the Problem


Carey Wedler (The Anti-Media)
September 8, 2014

After years of the federal government funneling millions of dollars into militarizing local American police forces, that same federal government is eager for justice over the grotesque shows of force and brutality in Ferguson, Missouri this past August. It is so disturbed, in fact, that members of President Obama’s cabinet and of Congress are pursuing a policy of de-militarization. Image credit: wikipedia.org

Obama himself, an active proponent of militarization, tepidly stated:

SWAT_team_(4131372991)“I think it’s probably useful for us to review how the funding has gone, how local law enforcement has used grant dollars, to make sure that what they are purchasing is stuff they actually need. Because there’s a big difference between our military and local law enforcement and we don’t want those lines blurred. That would be contrary to our traditions.”

Attorney General Eric Holder has said he is “deeply concerned” and last Thursday, launched a civil rights investigation into the events that took place in Ferguson. While these well-calculated words and actions indicate a step in the right direction, the ineptitude of government to regulate itself, the lack of consistent public scrutiny, and the glorification of violence in American society prevent a policy of de-militarization from creating a lasting solution to increasing waves of police violence and abuse.

The state is increasingly tasked with solving problemsoften ones it created or enabled. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 helped cause the Great Depression and for a century, this pillar of economic policy has widened the gap between rich and poor. When the economy collapsed in 2008 and the federal government took action, it did so by further strengthening the power of the banking elite with bailouts. After decades of “spreading democracy” by dropping bombs and toppling multiple democratically-elected leaders, the federal government continued to deal with the disdain it sowed by starting new wars and continuing foreign meddling in the 21st century. This perpetual policy has most recently reared its head in the form of the Islamic State.

Though the federal government was praised for ushering in an era of civil rights to combat racism in the 1950s and 1960s, it went on to institute prejudiced policies such as racially-motivated gun control following urban race riots in response to police brutality and institutionalized racism. Shortly after, the infamous and racist Drug War  commenced and continues today. When the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act was passed by Congress and met with public outrage over the government and president’s assertion that they could indefinitely detain American citizens, members of Congress seized the opportunity to “fix” the bill, only to use language that deceptively still allowed domestic use of the military.

This pattern of the state’s failed self-regulation holds true with the case of police brutality and militarization. When politicians and government bureaucracies who armed police in the first place are entrusted to rein them in, it is naive to assume their talking points and claims of concern will enact tangible change. Even if those intentions are genuine, the nature of bureaucracy and the drive of powerful agencies like the Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon, and the Department of Defense make it difficult to effect real change in a timely or efficient fashion.

Any justice that the government may serve must be subject to never-ending oversight lest that policy be manipulated, overwritten or abused. In a “democracy” or “republic,” participation is required in order to keep the state in line. This was a basic principle in America as its founders understood the corruption and deceit inherent to authority and power. But in the early 20th century, Americans became simultaneously more dependent on government and increasingly apathetic towards its actions. Whether out of ignorance, fear, cynicism or blind trust, Americans are painfully disengaged. A majority of the population disapproves of Congress and the president and while most citizens are often bothered enough to demand tangible reform or to vote, they are not motivated enough to actively follow through and ensure that they the change they desire actually materializes.

While politicians may currently be spouting talking points about the perils of police militarization and take action to stop it, it is the nature of authority to shift back to its misdeeds when the public stops paying attention. Between this tendency toward corruption and American apathy, a perfect storm of perpetual police abuse will continue. However, while the tendency toward misconduct and the public’s acceptance of it is detrimental, the public’s endorsement and eagerness for violence solidifies the ultimate futility of even a policy as vital as police demilitarization.

When everything the state does is predicated on the threat of force to get its waywhether for taxation, healthcare, or war, it follows that violence will be employed. The aggression demonstrated by the United States military and eagerly consumed by Americans as “keeping us safe” and “spreading democracy” reflects at home. In a society where violence committed by government agents is glorified but condemned when committed by others, it should be no surprise that government violence runs rampant and authority is abused. When the American military is the (corrupt, violent, inhumane) policeman of the world, the policemen of America inevitably act like the militaryarmed with their weapons or not. Without vigilance over the crimes and misdeeds abroad of a government that claims to represent the people, this kind of destructive “representation” will continue within America’s borders. Without a rejection of violence as a means for progress, little progress will be made.

While police de-militarization is an absolutely necessary step in the right direction, history shows that long before police were militarized, they were harassing innocent and non-violent citizens based on their own prejudices and lusts for power. These aren’t just qualities of a heavily armed police statethough affairs have certainly worsened since this trend began. Removing the armored vehicles and military weapons will help decrease the shock and shame of overly armed police, but the fact remains that violence begets violence and the state is inherently impotent to regulate itself. Change can only come when Americanscurrently jaded by and disenchanted with political engagementstop tolerating authority through force and develop a more skeptical attitude toward government while actively holding it accountable.

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Battle For The Net


If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

Planetary Declaration of Independence by Elvira


Add the power of the spoken word. Read out loud, with conviction!

 

By: Elvira

August 22, 2014

It has come to the peoples  attention that our planet  and her people have been manipulated,   raped , robbed,  looted, pillaged and plundered  for many a thousand years by , beings and forces, purposely  in hiding, and until now beyond our comprehension,  of a devious and malicious nature, who have only their own predatory, parasitic, best interest in mind.

These forces have infested all of our history and society mostly by the means of  religion, secret societies, royalty, law, government,  banking,  corporations, military, pharmaceuticals, high society, media, Show businesses, in cohesion with carefully  selected human minions presenting us with a false sense of perceived reality about the nature of ‘life on earth’.

This is no longer acceptable  as the   people of planet earth have the right to choose their own destiny without being parasited upon by creatures of this devious nature. These beings  and malicious forces of a dark and hidden nature  and their minions, have, during millennia perpetrated  horrendous and heinous crimes against individual souls and mankind in general,  and will continue to do so until ,   we, the people of planet earth of the human race , get of our knees of manipulated and forced servitude to the alien/extra dimensional interests these forces and beings represent.

This is the planetary declaration of  independence of the human race, also known as
‘We the people of Planet Earth’, hereafter referred to as ‘We the People’ or We.

We ,the people of planet earth, reclaim our sovereign frequency and minds, deliberately , in a vile manner and on purpose, stolen from us by  deception perception management of above mentioned forces, for selfish purposes.

we, the people of planet earth, will dismantle the demiurge, privately owned, corrupt, corporate controlled system  disguised as, and commonly known as; the vatican; governments; democracies;  un; unesco; tlc; cfa; imf; fed; bis; emf; ecb; etc etc.

all information about the true vibrational nature of the universe, the influence of sacred geometry  on  it and the deceitful and malicious use  and withholding of this knowledge to the people of planet earth, by the demiurge , shall immediately be revealed to the people.

all the wealth and resources of the  people of planet earth, for eons stolen by the demiurge system, know and yet unknown  to the people , commonly referred to as;  ‘cattle‘; ‘ livestock’ ;  ’chattel’ ;  ‘all men with hands and feet’ ; ‘ human capital’;  ‘collateral’; ‘all the land ocean and air and their mineral resources’  and ‘the global collateral accounts’  etc,  etc, are hereby reclaimed and taken in possession by the people of planet earth for the people of planet earth, for each to have an equal share,  so the people may live their life on earth in freedom of fear, despair and poverty, which is their inalienable  birthright.

From this moment on in Zero point energy field and all timelines, all hierarchy  are dissolved and declared unlawful by the people,  as no benevolent forces and beings need to impose and disguise themselves as  ”from an higher order or hierarchy”.  we are all created equal from Source and this includes our animal sisters and brothers.
all (soul) contracts, made or signed, by  representatives of certain human and /or mixed ‘bloodlines’, on behalf of, or claiming rights of,  ‘ownership of the human race and its assets’ , and claiming, ‘hereditary birthrights, to rule, on account of certain dna types’ , are hereby cancelled, declared, nil and void and dissolved in all eternity, also known as zero point energy field and all timelines,  as all contracts were entered into by maliciously  withholding  information, about all the ins and outs of energy harvesting purposes by  fore mentioned hidden forces , to the human souls incarnated.

all  pre-birth soul contracts are declared nil and void as all contracts were entered into  by  secretively, maliciously  and fraudulently , withholding information about energy harvesting purposes connected with ‘incarnating’  and  ‘ life on earth’  under the demiurge archontic system and their representatives, by their representatives, overseeing the incarnation processes or the so called “wheel of karma”, in other dimensions or the astral planes, in an indecent manner. all captured and stolen souls  are to be returned immediately with their complete aspects.

no energy contracting by means of ‘name’; ‘number’; ‘birth certificate’; ‘bio-print’ or any other   foul means, without  full,  and complete disclosure and transparency  in every dimension, consciously remembered and recollected, to those involved shall be.

all hoarded and hidden knowledge about  the true human history, electro magnetism,  it’s role in the history of humankind , the true nature of the vibrational universe and
the law of resonance, shall be revealed and returned to the proper owners being the people of planet earth, so it may benefit each and every living soul on the planet.
all slavery systems, using means of energy harvesting, commonly known as, or disguising as, ‘the financial system’, ’government’, ’military’, ‘media’ , ‘education’,  ‘healthcare’, etc are  no longer allowed from this moment on, in all eternity also known as zero point energy field and all timelines.

the people of planet earth do not consent to war, propaganda, proxy wars, false flags chemtrails, blackops, psyops, vaccinations, gmo ’s, radiation, fluoridation, wi-fi as stealth weapon, dna tampering and all other devious and foul means,  covertly and overtly used  for mind controlling and deceiving the people of planet earth.

exploitation of  animal life shall be disposed of as soon as possible  as all animals  have souls created equal to ours.  animal products or products containing animal aspects , not freely donated by the animal soul in question, shall be  discouraged fiercely to make intrinsically clear to the people that these  ‘products’  place an heavy burden on the collective  human soul and are for a large part responsible  for  the delay to take our rightful place among the stars as the cosmic species we truly are.

a council of  the wise and see-ers  of the several people of planet earth shall be installed , in full transparency and accountability to the people of planet earth to oversee  the process of dismantling the demiurge archontic system.

do no harm, cause no loss shall be our natural Law.

we , the people of planet earth,  demand all alien / extra dimensional  forces,  past,  present and future , of all timelines, connected or having ‘stakes’ in the demiurge, archontic, corrupt system, to disclose themselves and  (either live with us in mutual respect and peace,  or )  leave !

let there be peace ,  love, prosperity, wisdom, joy and laughter on planet earth.

planet earth

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At least 17 phony cellphone towers being used to intercept calls in the U.S.


Big Brother is watching. Or, more precisely, listening.

According to a recent report, there are at least 17 mysterious, phony cellphone towers in the United States that appear in every way to be ordinary towers, but have been set up to maliciously eavesdrop on conversations or texts or even push spyware onto a device.

The worst part is that no one knows who erected these towers or what information is being gathered.

“What we find suspicious is that a lot of these interceptors are right on top of U.S. military bases,” Les Goldsmith, the CEO of ESD America told Popular Science. “So we begin to wonder – are some of them U.S. government interceptors?  Or are some of them Chinese interceptors?

To be clear, these ‘towers’ are not necessarily the tall, physical spires we’re accustomed to seeing along highways or atop hills. These interceptors can be small, mobile installations that transport easily and can be purchased for as little as $100,000.

“Interceptor use in the U.S. is much higher than people had anticipated,” Goldsmith said. “One of our customers took a road trip from Florida to North Carolina and he found eight different interceptors on that trip. We even found one at South Point Casino in Las Vegas.”

Only users of ultra-secure phones, like Goldsmith’s CryptoPhone 500, can detect interceptors and block content from them. The CryptoPhone 500 looks like an ordinary Galaxy S III but features high-powered encryption and removes most vulnerabilities present in stock phones.

Interceptors are radio-equipped computers that use simple cellular network protocols to get past the operating system’s encryption. This allows users to access calls and texts coming from or going to the average cellphone, regardless of operating system.

“If you’ve been intercepted, in some cases it might show at the top that you’ve been forced from 4G down to 2G. But a decent interceptor won’t show that,” Goldsmith said. “It’ll be set up to show you [falsely] that you’re still on 4G. You’ll think that you’re on 4G, but you’re actually being forced back to 2G.”

However, Goldsmith says most consumers – at least those not of interest to government agencies or who seldom leave the country – likely have nothing of interest for interceptors. He says the majority of his company’s business is to executives who do business in Asia.

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Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing


Note: Over the years, corporations have built a secure legal fortress, a virtually impenetrable invisible wall around company’s to hide criminal conduct and protect CEO’s and middle management from being held accountable for crimes against humanity and the environment. Now, we’re finally beginning to see cracks appear in the fortress walls and it’s only a matter of time before enough people wake up and take action against the injustices inherent the corporate legal system. Also the OPPT’s UCC filings on 12/24/12 which foreclosed on the global corporate structure will eventually become a big tool in taking corporations down that are causing harm to the planet, impose on the free will individual and enslave the population to a life of indentured servitude. One of the reasons for the corporate foreclosure are laws like attorney client privilege that allows criminal conduct to continue without public knowledge or recourse.

August 26, 2014

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Credit Harry Campbell

Have you heard of Maritza I. Munich?

The answer is almost certainly no, yet she is a central figure in Walmart’s unfolding bribery scandal. Ms. Munich was a Walmart lawyer who advocated an aggressive response to investigating the scandal but has been silenced by Walmart, which has invoked the attorney-client privilege to keep her from speaking.

It’s yet another example of how companies use the attorney-client privilege to shelter potential wrongdoing, perhaps to the detriment of many people, including shareholders.

But Ms. Munich may yet have her chance to talk. A recent Delaware court decision may not only allow Ms. Munich to talk about what happened at Walmart, it may give shareholders of all companies a way to sidestep the attorney-client privilege when wrongdoing takes place.

Ms. Munich was the general counsel of Walmart’s international division when Walmart discovered that its employees might have been involved in a sweeping bribery operation in Mexico.

The full details are not known, but according to documents disclosed in an article in The New York Times in 2012, Ms. Munich led the bribery investigation as it unfolded in 2004.

Yet she was stymied in both that investigation and others.

It appears that she argued in 2004 for a fuller investigation into Walmart’s possible misconduct in Mexico and against any executive interference.

She was ignored.

In another case, when a Walmart executive decided to have a complaint at the company’s Puerto Rico operations investigated by a company officer instead of the corporate investigations unit, she objected that the investigation was “at the direction of the same company officer who is the target of several of the allegations.”

Not only was she ignored, but Ms. Munich resigned in 2006 in the middle of Walmart’s investigation into its Mexico operations. After a few weeks, the investigation was buried by the general counsel of Walmart’s Mexico operations, a man later implicated in the scandal. We still don’t know the exact reasons for Ms. Munich’s resignation, though in at least one interview touching on the subject she talked about being able “to sleep” at night.

It was only as The Times began reporting for its article that Walmart reopened its investigation and reported the suspected misconduct in Mexico to the United States government.

Since then, Walmart has conducted a widespread investigation that has cost it $439 million as of earlier this year. In addition, many Walmart executives involved in the investigation have left the company.

Yet it’s not finished, and we still don’t know the full story.

This is in part because Walmart has asserted that attorney-client privilege. The deliberations of Ms. Munich and others have been guarded as confidential by Walmart.

“Walmart is fully cooperating with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission through the government’s ongoing investigation,” the company said in a statement to me. “A thorough investigation like this will take time to complete, and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

Walmart has maintained that not only does the privilege bar its lawyers from speaking, it prevents their documents from being used in court, even if they are disclosed inadvertently.

This has led to some strange situations. Ms. Munich herself has honored the privilege. She has no choice if she wants to continue to be a lawyer. She is now a general counsel of a company based in Puerto Rico. Ms. Munich has stated to her alumni magazine at Arizona State University that “I’m available” to speak to investigators and that because of “attorney-client privilege constraints, they first need to come to agreement” with Walmart. She added that she had “no reluctance” to speak but could not because of the privilege.

That is where things stood until a recent Delaware decision.

The Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund, a Walmart shareholder, has taken steps to investigate the Walmart bribery matter to decide whether directors engaged in any wrongdoing. As part of this suit, the pension fund issued a demand for documents that Ms. Munich had written that were either confidential or had been leaked but could not be used in court because of the privilege. This type of demand is allowed under corporate law to permit shareholders to determine whether wrongdoing has taken place.

Walmart denied the request, asserting the attorney-client privilege, among other things.

But the Delaware Supreme Court refused to side with Walmart and apply the privilege. Instead, the court said there was an exception to the privilege rule for shareholders. The court also ruled that “the allegations at issue implicate criminal conduct” under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and that the pension fund was a legitimate stockholder. Accordingly, the information “should be produced by Walmart pursuant to [an] exception to the attorney-client privilege.”

The decision comes as the attorney-client privilege for companies is increasingly under attack. A former tax lawyer for Vanguard has brought a whistle-blower suit against the company, contending it avoided more than $1 billion in taxes and specifically citing privileged communications. These and other cases highlight the exception when executives actually try to report wrongdoing to the government.

Yet, unless a whistle-blower steps forward, the principle remains strong. Despite the widespread involvement of its legal staff, General Motors successfully invoked the privilege to help keep silent on the ignition scandal it eventually faced. Even the Justice Department changed its guidelines in 2008 to remove a provision that penalized companies for invoking the privilege.

The result is that companies have a great incentive to shift anything hinting at legal trouble to their in-house counsel to ensure that it is protected from disclosure. The in-house legal department thus becomes the “cover-up and damage control” arm of the company.

And so we have a strange situation in which the privilege applies, to be used by companies, unless someone steps forward under a whistle-blower provision. Yet, not all crimes and misdeeds are covered by the whistle-blower laws. More important, not everyone wants to be a whistle-blower and bear the stigma that comes with it. The tax lawyer in the Vanguard case, for example, has given up his law license because he views himself as unemployable. Ms. Munich does not appear to want to go so far.

In this light, the Delaware case is yet another chip in the attorney-client privilege, a sensible one perhaps.

The privilege is important because it allows for people to freely discuss their problems and receive good legal advice. But in the corporate context, it has always been an uneasy mix because the company is owned by its shareholders. If the corporation is doing wrong, the shareholders are the ones who are harmed when they bear the costs. The Delaware court decision sides with shareholders on this matter, allowing them to be the ones to decide whether there is wrong.

But even then, the court decision still requires that the shareholders keep what they find confidential unless the privilege is waived. For now, they can use the information only to decide whether to pursue a claim against the directors of Walmart for failing to adequately supervise the Mexican operations. And so we’ll have to wait to find out whether there is a claim from the Walmart lawyer documents.

But as we wait, perhaps the issue of Ms. Munich’s silence should be seen as part of a wider debate. Is it time to cut back privilege or even end it to prevent companies from hiding corporate crimes? In other words, should we let Ms. Munich and others finally speak?

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/keeping-corporate-lawyers-silent-can-shelter-wrongdoing/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=international&_r=0

Ex-acting director of cyber security at Health and Human Services convicted in child porn case


A federal jury in Omaha has convicted a former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of several child pornography counts.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nebraska says 56-year-old Timothy DeFoggi, of Germantown, Maryland, is the sixth person to be convicted as part of the investigation targeting three child pornography websites — including one based and administered from Nebraska.

DeFoggi was convicted Tuesday of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography. He faces up to life in prison when he’s sentenced Nov. 7.

An attorney for DeFoggi, John Berry, says he likely will appeal.

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How the Defense Industry Convinced Congress to Militarize Local Cops


| Mon Aug. 18, 2014
Police drift through a cloud of smoke on August 13 in Ferguson, Missouri

The Ferguson, Missouri, police department’s display of armored cars, officers in riot gear, and assault rifles over the past week shocked Americans who didn’t realize how much military equipment is now available to local police departments. But since the 1990’s, more than 8,000 federal, state, tribal, and local police agencies across the country have armed themselves with the military’s excess gear, free of charge. The inventory includes everything from office furniture and first aid kits to aircraft, armored cars, rifles and bayonets, according to the Defense Logistics Agency, the Department of Defense office that manages the transactions under an initiative called Program 1033.

In June, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) introduced an amendment to de-fund aspects of the program. Grayson’s bill would have exempted certain military equipment, including planes and armored cars, from Program 1033. That effort failed; just 62 members of the House of Representatives voted for the measure, with 355 voting no. Maybe the outcome shouldn’t have been a surprise: According to a new analysis of campaign finance data, the politicians who voted against Grayson’s bill received, on average, 73 percent more campaign donations from defense industry sources from 2011 through 2013 than their peers who voted for it.

The analysis—conducted by the Berkeley-based research group MapLight using data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics—also found that of 59 representatives who received more than $100,000 from the defense industry from 2011 through 2013, all but four voted against the amendment.

Correction: The original version of this story said that three representatives who received more than $100,000 from the defense industry voted against the amendment. Four representatives in this category voted against it.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/08/how-defense-industry-made-room-militarized-police-today

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