When It Becomes Serious, First They Lie – When That Fails, They Arrest You


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Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,

When lying is no longer enough to gain compliance, then the organs of security are unleashed on dissent and resistance.

“When it becomes serious, you have to lie.” Jean-Claude Juncker simply gave voice to what the world’s leaders practice on a daily basis, because now it’s always serious.
And why is it now serious? Persuading tax donkeys and debt serfs that everything is going their way is now impossible without lies. Persuading the populace that the leadership is working on their behalf was jettisoned in the wake of the 2008 bailout of bankers and parasites.
Stripped of the artifice that they care about anything other than preserving the wealth of their cronies, global political leaders now rely on propaganda: narratives designed to manage expectations and perceptions, bolstered by carefully tailored official statistics.
Reliance on lies erodes legitimacy. As the rich get richer and the burdens on tax donkeys and debt serfs increase, the gulf between the official happy-story narrative and reality widens to the breaking point, and faith in the narrative and the leadership espousing it declines.
When 20% of the populace no longer believe the lies and begins questioning the state’s enforcement of the status quo, the government devotes its resources to punishing dissenters and resisters. Whistleblowers are charged with trumped-up crimes; those publicly refuting the status quo’s narrative of lies are harassed and discredited, and those who resist state enforcement of parasitic cronyism are set up, beaten, entrapped, investigated, interrogated and arrested once suitably Kafkaesque charges can be conjured up by the apparatchiks of enforcement.
Why 20%? It’s the Pareto Distribution (the 80/20 rule): the 20% of any populace that accepts a new trend, technology or narrative has an outsized influence over the other 80%.
Governments operate on the premise that propaganda and threats will always be enough to cow their populaces into compliance and bribes will induce complicity.When lies, bribes and threats no long work, the state unleashes its full pathological powers on dissent.
The last mass campaign of political suppression in the U.S. occurred in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when resistance to the war of choice in Vietnam reached mainstream proportions.
The U.S. government was accustomed to manipulating and managing the populace with very simple propaganda: Communism is our deadly enemy, we must fight it everywhere on the planet, etc. But when thousands of American service personnel started coming home in body bags from the latest “we must fight Communism everywhere because it’s dangerous to us” war in East Asia, this simplistic justification made no sense: what existential threat to the U.S. did a Communist Vietnam pose?
The U.S. has faced only two existential threats to its sovereignty since 1860: World War II (1941-45) and the potential for a nation-destroying nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The idea that the U.S. was existentially threatened by falling dominoes in East Asia was always ludicrous, and the U.S. status quo (the political leadership, the Deep State, private industry profiting from war, etc.) soon abandoned the absurd justification.
Vietnam was always more of a domestic-politics issue than a geopolitical one: the Democrats feared being perceived as being “weak on Communism” because that impacted the results of elections. Throwing treasure and American lives away in Vietnam was pure domestic politics from 1961-68 (once mired, Democrats feared being tagged as the party that “lost Vietnam”), and thereafter the treasure and lives were sacrificed on the equally contrived Nixon-Kissinger policy of avoiding losing geopolitical face with a withdrawal that amounted to surrender.
Though it is not well known, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was ordered to devote essentially all its resources to suppressing dissent in these years. Teams assigned to organized crime were reassigned to track down draft resisters and other political malcontents.
COINTELPRO was a vast program devoted to illegally entrapping, beating up and undermining any and all political resistance to the war and the government’s increasingly heavy-handed oppression of dissent.
Simply put: when lies no longer work, governments freak out and devote their resources not to eliminating wars of choice, cronyism and corruption but to suppressing dissent and resistance to those policies.
The U.S. government has always been free to pursue wars of choice with its professional military, with little risk of widespread political blowback. A variety of “splendid little wars” have been waged, generally for conquest or enforcement of hemispheric hegemony. The government’s success in rallying the nation during World War II instilled a false confidence that merely raising the flag of existential threat would be enough to eliminate dissent and elicit compliance in the masses.
Vietnam was the first time the American public went through the process of buying the usual “threat” justification for war, questioning the threat and eventually rejecting the state’s narrative. The government responded by lashing out at its own citizenry, engaging in a full spectrum of illegal and blatantly immoral actions designed not to right wrongs or fix broken policies, but to suppress dissent and resistance to destructive policies and broken systems.
The U.S. government is not unique in this; on the contrary, all governments, by their very nature as concentrations of coercive power, will pursue the same path. Rather than confess the government is operated by cronies, for cronies, the machinery of the state will increasingly be turned on its citizenry.
Rendering unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s is no longer enough; abiding by the laws of the land are no longer enough. What the state demands is not just compliance with its countless laws and regulations, but absolute obedience to its narratives and policies.
Anyone who withholds obedience is quickly deemed a traitor–not to the nation or its Constitution, but to the state itself, which is ultimately a collection of cronies and self-serving vested interests protecting their fiefdoms at the expense of the citizenry.
When lying is no longer enough to gain compliance, then the organs of security are unleashed on dissent and resistance.This process is well under way in nation-states around the world.
If I had to pick the two key operative dynamics of the next 20 years, I would choose:
1. The over-expansion and implosion of credit/debt bubbles.
2. The over-reach of the central state as it seeks to win the hearts and minds of its people by ruthlessly suppressing dissent.
The two dynamics are of course causally connected. Central states depend entirely on credit bubbles for their financial survival, and on enforcing increasingly untenable official narratives for their legitimacy.
Both are unraveling, and will continue to unravel, no matter how many state resources are thrown at the symptoms of political illegitimacy, rather than at the root causes of that illegitimacy.

FCC Rules Designed to Stifle Internet Political Speech



2015-03-14 3:47

by Kurt Nimmo | infowars.com

On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission made public a document detailing its so-called net neutrality rules that were approved two weeks ago on a 3-2 vote.

A PDF version of the document can be downloaded here.

The rules impose heavy regulations on what is currently a free and open internet and will ultimately result in federal government micromanagement.

The rules will also accelerate and finalize a long term government objective of censoring political enemies and limiting their use of the internet. Serious political opposition to the establishment has flourished on the internet and the federal government has stumbled in previous efforts to regulate speech its considers politically threatening.

Control of the internet is the primary motivation behind the FCC rule-making agenda, not net neutrality and the fallacious call to regulate corporations and enforce the principle that all data is equal.

This was made clear by opponents to the FCC report and order on remand.

“Americans love the free and open Internet. We relish our freedom to speak, to post, to rally, to learn, to listen, to watch, and to connect online. The Internet has become a powerful force for freedom, both at home and abroad. So it is sad to witness the FCC’s unprecedented attempt to replace that freedom with government control,” writes FCC commissioner Ajit Pai.

The desire to assert that control became obvious in February, 2014, when the FCC terminated a study that threatened the First Amendment right to freedom of the press. The study on “critical information needs” would have asked journalists about their “news philosophy” and raised the specter of an underhanded attempt to revive the Fairness Doctrine.

“The Commission’s decision to adopt President Obama’s plan marks a monumental shift toward government control of the Internet. It gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works. It’s an overreach that will let a Washington bureaucracy, and not the American people, decide the future of the online world,” Pai continues.

“Let’s leave the power where it belongs — with the American people. When it comes to Americans’ ability to access online content or offer political speech online, there isn’t anything broken for the government to ‘fix,’” Pai wrote in a Politico op-ed in February.

“It is difficult to imagine where we would be today had the government micromanaged the Internet for the past two decades as it does Amtrak and the U.S. Postal Service. Neither of us wants to find out where the Internet will be two decades from now if the federal government tightens its regulatory grip. We don’t need to shift control of the Internet to bureaucracies in Washington.”

Concerted Effort to Neutralize Political Speech on the Internet

The entire rubric of cyberespionage and cybersecurity is designed for state control over the individual, not for protection from Anonymous and hackers in China or Russia.

“Some argue that heightened surveillance, restrictions on Internet freedom and even censorship are necessary to protect intellectual property rights, prevent cyberespionage, fight child pornography, and protect national interests such as nuclear power plants from hackers,” Fox News noted last February.

“Consequently, lawmakers — even President Obama in his State of the Union address — have been motivated to take steps to stem the hacking tide. However, the road to better security could also stifle free speech.”

In fact, the drastically overblown and often fictional threat of cyber security is engineered specifically to curtail speech, not harm from child pornographers but from political opposition to the state.

Recently refurbished cyber security legislation, having failed to become law in the recent past, is now being dusted off in congressional committees. Once enacted, cybersecurity measures will run concurrent to FCC rules and will impose a matrix of control over the internet.

The FCC and the corporate media continue to prortray the latest effort to regulate the internet as a win for the little guy, when in fact regulation will not diminish corporate control of the internet.

As Infowars.com noted in February:

Obama and the federal government have bent over backwards to portray net neutrality as a win for the little guy. In fact, despite all the siren warnings about socialism and the FCC by Obama’s opponents, the agency is in the pocket of the telecommunications industry and always has been.

Its current appointed boss, Tom Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry, with positions including President of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association.


“Net neutrality is a classic Trojan horse,” I argued. “It will be used not only to censor speech and marginalize opposition to the political class, but will also deliver the internet to large and forever consolidating media corporations.”

As the NSA and the behavior of corporations in league with the intelligence community reveals, the internet will, after the FCC rules take hold and cybersecurity laws are implemented, finally be sanitized of meaningful political opposition and, as well, serve as a surveillance platform and a tool for corporate advertisers to categorize and target individuals.

infowars.com

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=32898

STOP FAST TRACK. STOP THE TPP: Trans-Pacific Partnership Appoints Monsanto Plaintiff, Judge and Jury


Many complain about the effects of GMOs and toxic chemicals, which is but the tip of the Monsanto iceberg, yet this is where we need to “show up”. When we fail to stop these senate bills, and they are “fast tracked”, we are giving our CONSENT to them. Don’t complain about it afterwards. Many have been shouting from the roof tops for decades! This is your world…CHANGE IT – pull your consent and make the call.

'TPP ALERT! DO YOU WANT an all-powerful Monsanto? A provision of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” deal called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) would allow Monsanto to sue any nation bound by the TPP contract (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam) for potential lost profits as a result of GMO or pesticide regulations. Have GMO labeling or cultivation bans within your borders? Get ready to go to court. Monsanto’s court, that is. With ISDS, Monsanto can take its case before an international corporate court where corporate lawyers are the judges. And the ruling can’t be challenged in the defending nation’s courts. HELLO, GMO & PESTICIDE TAKEOVER. GOODBYE, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY.</p>
<p>Fast Track (formally known as Trade Promotion Authority) is a power given to the President by Congress and would allow the President to push the TPP deal through without any Congressional debate or public review. STOP FAST TRACK. STOP THE TPP.</p>
<p>Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is key to stopping Fast Track. Call his office today and tell him to Reject Fast Track:<br />
PHONE: 202-224-5244<br />
EMAIL Wyden using his website contact: <a href=http://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact
TWEET at Wyden: https://twitter.com/RonWyden
POST to Wyden’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wyden

Also contact your Congress members and tell them to reject Fast Track: http://www.stopfasttrack.com/

READ: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kill-the-dispute-settlement-language-in-the-trans-pacific-partnership/2015/02/25/ec7705a2-bd1e-11e4-b274-e5209a3bc9a9_story.html

LEARN the basics in these short videos:

WATCH the important TPP discussion on Democracy Now!: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/6/obama_mcconnell_pledge_cooperation_will_fast

#RonWyden #StopFastTrack #TradePromotionAuthority #Trade #TPP #StopTheTPP #GMO #FoodSafety #StopMonsanto #labelgmos #bangmos #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa'” width=”470″ height=”470″ />

TPP ALERT! DO YOU WANT an all-powerful Monsanto? A provision of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” deal called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) would allow Monsanto to sue any nation bound by the TPP contract (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam) for potential lost profits as a result of GMO or pesticide regulations. Have GMO labeling or cultivation bans within your borders? Get ready to go to court. Monsanto’s court, that is. With ISDS, Monsanto can take its case before an international corporate court where corporate lawyers are the judges. And the ruling can’t be challenged in the defending nation’s courts. HELLO, GMO & PESTICIDE TAKEOVER. GOODBYE, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY.

Fast Track (formally known as Trade Promotion Authority) is a power given to the President by Congress and would allow the President to push the TPP deal through without any Congressional debate or public review. STOP FAST TRACK. STOP THE TPP.

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is key to stopping Fast Track. Call his office today and tell him to Reject Fast Track:
PHONE: 202-224-5244
EMAIL Wyden using his website contact: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact
TWEET at Wyden: https://twitter.com/RonWyden
POST to Wyden’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wyden

Also contact your Congress members and tell them to reject Fast Track: http://www.stopfasttrack.com/

READ: http://www.washingtonpost.com/…/ec7705a2-bd1e-11e4-b274-e52…

LEARN the basics in these short videos:
http://youtu.be/3O_Sbbeqfdw
http://youtu.be/DnC1mqyAXmw

WATCH the important TPP discussion on Democracy Now!: http://www.democracynow.org/…/obama_mcconnell_pledge_cooper…

‪#‎RonWyden‬ ‪#‎StopFastTrack‬ ‪#‎TradePromotionAuthority‬ ‪#‎Trade‬ ‪#‎TPP‬ ‪#‎StopTheTPP‬ ‪#‎GMO‬ ‪#‎FoodSafety‬ ‪#‎StopMonsanto‬ ‪#‎labelgmos‬ ‪#‎bangmos‬ ‪#‎gmofreecanada‬ ‪#‎gmofreeusa‬

 

 

Jon Rappoport – Hour 1 – Vaccine Wars, Disneyland Measles �Outbreak� & The Synthetic Population


Note: Here’s another outstanding investigative report by Jon Rappoport from Henrik Palmgren and Red Ice Radio, on the fascist agenda unfolding behind the “Vaccine Wars” hysteria building thru mass media outlets; and, why vaccines are literally being forced the infants, children, pregnant women, seniors and the general public by physicians. Excellent material, highly recommended listening and EVERYONE who listens is asked to share this interview far and wide to help counteract the lies mainstream propaganda pushes to carry out the “collectivism” agenda mounting with forced vaccinations.

If you’re not a member of Red Ice Creations, Hour 2 is well-worth the small fee for the six month membership. I’ve been listening to Henrik Palmgren since 2007, Red Ice Radio has been a staple here since “2012 The Awakening” first began publishing back in 2009. Henrik’s one of the few hosts in alternative media who covers the “hard stuff” with objectivity, balance and always presents links on show material for further research. He’s also known for presenting both sides of an issue so listeners can come to their own well-informed conclusions.

On a more personal note, I’d also like to add the reason why you haven’t seen as many Red Ice show’s here over the last year, is because my living situation changed since moving to Kauai in January 2014. On the Big Island I had my own place and was able to turn up the volume and listen to shows day or night, whenever I pleased – usually while cleaning house, doing laundry, gardening etc . Since moving here and having to live with housemates, it’s been difficult to listen to radio programs without disturbing others. I’ve tried listening with headphones, while sitting or laying down and inevitably fall asleep.

And, on that note, I’ve found a new place to live with what appear to be much better circumstances than I’ve found on Kauai to date. Even tho I’ll still be living with others, I’m moving to a more rural area on April 1st where I “should” have more privacy and autonomy to do my work, and where I can hopefully listen to radio more programs without bothering roommates – falling asleep. It’s taken A LOT of work, but fortunately things have improved greatly over the last month in my personal life. 

As I hope it has for you. As we close out the winter season we’re approaching the spring equinox, one with all the major planetary alignments positioned for massive upheaval and change over the next few weeks. Many souls within the collective are also getting their second wind in the form of DNA activations, which will propel us forward thru the collapse of many structured geopolitical and financial institutions over the remainder of 2015.

More than ever it’s a time to stay grounded, centered and focused on what you wish to create. It’s not a time to lose our focus to fear, stress and worry “programs” designed to distract, confuse and obfuscate the truth. Remember, we live in an organic hologram where FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real….always.

There is a center of peace within us which NOTHING can disturb. In times of doubt, go there to find that place of Source Light within and create a fresh timeline and new path to traverse on your journey on Spaceship Earth. You are the Earth, She is you and we are all One. We are “living cells” on the planet, and each one of us has a direct connection to the sentience our Earth Mother. Her love for each and everyone of us is unconditional, and she’s waiting for the collective to wake up and connect to her Divine Love so we can heal ourselves, and then take part in healing the planet for the next seven generations to come.

Much love, gratitude and aloha to All,

Annette

 

 


Febuary 18, 2015
Jon Rappoport is an investigative journalist, author and publisher of the website nomorefakenews.com. He has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health. He returns to give a continuation on the unfolding vaccine scandal. This time we look at the claim that Disneyland was at the center of a recent measles outbreak. Jon details the fraud of so called “herd immunity.” We also discuss the attack on parents who choose to not vaccinate their children as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the media have joined forced to begin the push for mandatory vaccination. We’ll talk about the key studies, the efficacy of vaccinations and real statistics when it comes to vaccine damage in the United States. The MMR vaccine and autism has been known by the CDC for many years, but continues to be denied. Jon tells us more about what he calls the advent of the “synthetic population.” In the second hour, we discuss what you can do to opt-out of vaccinations and what options are available to parents who don’t want to jeopardize the health of their children. We continue on the incentives for the vaccine lobby and the political revolving-door between government and the pharmaceutical industry. Further, we speak on the pathology of ABC news anchor Brian Williams, who recently was caught lying and exaggerating his involvement in certain stories. This brings us to the issue of the crumbling US health care system and how Obama Care will be the final nail in the coffin of health care choices. We end on the control of the media and how many stories that should be major exclusives are simply avoided and omitted. LISTEN HERE

 

Government Enforced Vaccines for all Adults Proposed by US Dept of Health and Human Services **Important Update**


Note: Important news from Ken Rohla, one who is not an alarmist or fear monger, aloha {~A~}

I received the email below from a friend and thought it important to share with you. While the mainstream media has portrayed those opposed to mandatory vaccination as misguided “anti-vaxers,” the truth is, even the US Dept of Health and Human Services lists a litany of known injuries from a wide variety of vaccines in their “vaccine injury table” (see links below) and despite many laws banning litigation against drug companies, there is still a brisk business for medical malpractice attorneys suing drug companies for huge sums over a large variety of vaccine injuries. Here is but one example of such class actions:

http://www.forthepeople.com/class-action-lawyers/dangerous-drugs

So please read the info below and take action, it may save you or your family from serious harm.

Many thanks,

Ken Rohla
President
Fresh And Alive
www.freshandalive.com

Government Enforced Vaccines for all Adults Proposed
by US Dept of Health and Human Services

March 9th  is the cutoff date for when mandatory vaccines could  become a terrifying reality. Our ability to work, play, rent a home or apartment and obtain the necessities of life are threatened to be tied to whether or not we accept potentially poisonous vaccines of all kinds. We have just learned that the US Health and Human Services department (HHS) has decided to “protect” us with a new experiment to be conducted on the entire adult population. They have submitted a plan called the five-year National Adult Immunization Plan (NAIP), designed to provide HHS with more power to further enforce vaccine compliance on all adults. They are doing this because nearly 50% of the adult population chooses not to get vaccinated in the United States, and most of us know why that is. If this plan should go through it will change life dramatically for everybody. Quite likely our ability to keep our jobs and generally participate in daily life will be tied to whether or not we have been vaccinated. Possibly leaving or entering the country or obtaining health care will not be allowed without your current vaccine record in hand. We can easily see where this is going due to a recent ruling in New York denying a religious exemption for vaccination, (the court pointed to a 1905 Supreme Court decision (197 U.S. 11 (1905) JACOBSON v  MASSACHUSETTS) which decided that a law mandating vaccination was NOT unconstitutional, effectively setting a precedent to disallow religious based vaccine exemptions in all states.
What Can You Do?

  1. Please sign the petition here:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/prohibit-any-laws-mandating-force-and-requirement-vaccinations-any-kind/HW1B3YKz

  2. Please also take a few minutes to tell  HHS that you vehemently oppose the National Adult Immunization Plan because it has the potential to infringe upon your basic human rights. Here is a sample letter of opposition/comments that you can send to HHS Senior Advisor Rebecca Fish at Rebecca.Fish@hhs.gov:

    http://adventuresintosovereignty.org/andreas-comment-in-opposition-to-proposed-mandatory-adult-vaccines/

Important links for reference:

  1. Draft of the 5-year plan to vaccinate adults (National Adult Immunization Plan):

    http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/national-adult-immunization-plan-lp.html
    http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/national_adult_immunization_plan_final.pdf

    Pay close attention to some of the sneaky wording in the plan.

  2. Federal register website soliciting comments and input from the “stakeholders” about the new 5 year plan. “Stakeholders” includes, (but is not limited to) government agencies, and big pharma, who make the vaccines and stand to profit outrageously from vaccinating every person in the country multiple times.

    https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/02/06/2015-02481/solicitation-of-written-comments-on-the-draft-national-adult-immunization-plan

  3. For more information on the dangers of vaccines, see:

    US HHS Vaccine Injury Table
    http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccinetable.html

    National Vaccine Information Center
    http://www.nvic.org

    or Google “vaccine injuries.”

Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions as we are a passionate and peaceful group working to reclaim our freedom from the corrupt, corporate run government:

Dr. Christina Winsey and Rebecca Cope
Adventures into Sovereignty
info@adventuresintosovereignty.org
www.adventuresintosovereignty.org

We are also on the committee designated to support the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ).  The ITNJ was established to lawfully bring to justice, corporate structures such as the pharmaceutical companies and the corporations masquerading as our governments for crimes against humanity. www.itnj.org

Thank you for your support at this most critical time.

In “Unprecedented Move” Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision To Give Obama 2009 Award


Karma strikes again – touche`…
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Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Back then there was little indication that just a few years after his crowning achievement of “ending the war” in and returning US troops from Iraq, he would send US troops right back in Iraq for the 3rd US invasion of the country in three decades, but also send out US troops across the globe, and launch the second cold war, pushing the world to the brink of another “large scale war.” Those who wish to read Obama’s teleprompted and ghostwritten acceptance “speech can do so here.

At the time the White House, and the fawning media, was delighted by this crowning, if premature, achievement of the progressive president.

Which is why don’t expect much coverage of the inevitable aftermath: earlier today, in what France24 dubbed an “in an unprecedented move“, the controversial head of Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize committee was removed Tuesday and demoted to the rank of mere member.

Thorbjoern Jagland, a former Norwegian premier, drew criticism after becoming committee chairman in 2009 for awarding the prestigious Nobel to newly elected US President Barack Obama. He will be replaced by current Deputy Chair Kaci Kullmann Five.

More from AP:

The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee on Tuesday elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.

Jagland will remain a member of the voting panel but was a contentious leader, attracting criticism for his dual role as committee chairman and head of the European Council when the prize was awarded to the European Union in 2012. His leadership also was clouded by the decision to give the prize to Barack Obama in 2009 after he had just been elected president, and the 2010 prize to the jailed dissident Liu Xiabo drew fury from China.

The former labor politician was replaced by the panel’s deputy chairman, Kaci Kullmann Five, a former conservative party leader. She denied that Jagland’s ousting had anything to do with pressure from China, which froze diplomatic ties to Norway after the 2010 award.

She did not deny that his ousting had anything to do with Obama who has since the aware become a neo-con warhawk, who has put some of the most bloodthirsty republicans to shame, and whose actions (and lack thereof) have led to not only global conflict intensity spiking To a 7-year high, but have generated untold riches to the shareholders of the military industrial complex.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-03/unprecedented-move-nobel-peace-prize-chairman-demoted-decision-give-obama-2009-award

Mahalo Andre, thanks for submitting the link, nice find! {~A~}

In “Paranormal” Europe, Banks Will Pay You To Borrow, And Charge You To Save


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A month ago, we wrote about a bizarre situation involving Denmark’s now totally broken monetary system, where as a result of an unprecedented scramble to weaken the currency in order to preserve the peg to the Euro the central bank unleashed a historic rate-cutting scramble, where in 4 consecutive rate cuts its pushed the interest rate to an unheard of -0.75% (while at the same time being the first modern central bank to unveil what we dubbed “Bizarro Backdoor QE“). The culmination of this series of events was the surreal realization by some debtors that the bank would now pay them the interest on their new or existing mortgage.

The insanity was only compounded when one considers that in the vast majority of European countries, depositors are already (or will soon) pay for the “privilege” of providing banks with unsecured funds (in the US, JPM recently also started charging some customers - mostly corporate and hedge funds- for holding their deposits).

In short, this is what Europe has become: savers - those who diligently put away the fruits of their labor – are now forced to pay, using banks as an intermediary, and subsidize the the debtor: spenders, who live beyond their means, and who in increasingly more frequent situations are now paid to take out even more debt! Call it monetary socialism.

Which is probably why with a one month delay, none other than the NYT decided to cover precisely this topic with “In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass

Here is the story in a nutshell, shown with pictures so even central bank idiots and other economist PhDs will get it:

A Denmark bank will pay Eva Christiansen, left, $1 a month for taking out a loan. Ida Mottelson’s bank will charge her to hold her money:

The key highlights from the NYT story:

At first, Eva Christiansen barely noticed the number. Her bank called to say that Ms. Christiansen, a 36-year-old entrepreneur here, had been approved for a small business loan. She whooped. She danced. A friend took pictures.

“I think I was so happy I got the loan, I didn’t hear everything he said,” she recalled.

And then she was told again about her interest rate. It was -0.0172 percent — less than zero. While there would be fees to pay, the bank would also pay interest to her.

* * *

… some corporate bonds, which are generally deemed less creditworthy than government bonds, are falling into the negative territory, including some issued by Nestlé and Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceutical company. While they did not initially have negative yields, investors bid up their prices after they were issued. “This is obviously a once-in-a-lifetime and once-in-history phenomenon,” said Heather L. Loomis, a managing director at JPMorgan Private Bank, who specializes in bonds, “and it is hard to make sense of it.”

Ms. Christiansen, a sex therapist, took out a loan to finance a website called LoveShack that is part matchmaking site, part social network. For her, the full novelty of her loan didn’t sink in until a spokeswoman for the bank called her back.

“She said, ‘Hi, Eva, they have contacted us from TV 2’ — it’s a big station in Denmark, one of the biggest — ‘and they would like to talk to you because of this loan,’” Ms. Christiansen said. “Then I was really like, ‘O.K., this is big.’”

She said she was generally aware of what the Danish central bank was doing, but fuzzy on the specifics and had not paid close attention to the issue until she realized she might be asked about it in front of a camera.

“When I was contacted by the television, I was like, ‘O.K., I need to know something,’” she said, laughing, during an interview at her office, where two distant windmills were visible outside the windows. “So I actually called my bank adviser and said, ‘Can we please have a meeting?’ Because all these financial terms, I’m not used to them,” she said. “If I talk about something, I’d like to know something about it.”

* * *

Some other Danes are facing a related, if somewhat opposite, issue.

Last month, Ida Mottelson, a 27-year-old student, received an email from her bank telling her that it would start charging her one-half of 1 percent to hold her money. “At first I thought I had misunderstood this, but I hadn’t,” she said.

Ms. Mottelson is studying for a master’s degree in health sciences, and lives in Odense, a city about 100 miles west of Copenhagen. She said she had been following the news about the central bank, but called her own bank just to make sure she was reading the email correctly.

“I asked him supernaïvely, ‘Can you explain this to me?’ And he tried, but I got the feeling he was like, come on, just move the money and you’ll be fine.”

She does plan to move her money to another bank. “I’m not an expert,” Ms. Mottelson said, “but to me it sounds so weird that you have to pay to have your account at a bank.”

You are right, Ms. Mottelson: it is. And it will only get much weirder from here. Because we have now gotten so far past the looking glass into a world in which the central banks have broken every correlation and logical relationship so profoundly, that nothing makes sense any more; whoever, before the now inevitable grand reset when everything finally collapses under the unsustainable weight of the global house of cards, things will only going get even stranger.

And while we have been lamenting all of this years in advance, all of which we predicted would happen back in June 2012, we are delighted that even the mainstream media has once again, with the usual two to three year delay, caught up with what Zero Hedge readers knew long, long ago.

These are strange times for European borrowers, as if a wormhole has opened up to a parallel universe where the usual rules of financial gravity are suspended. Investors lent Germany nearly $4 billion this week, knowing they would not be fully repaid. Bonds issued by the Swiss candy maker Nestlé recently traded in the market for more than they will ever be worth.

Consumers loans and mortgages with interest rates that are outright negative remain rare, and Ms. Christiansen appears to be one of the few who actually received one while banks mull how to proceed. Some other Danes are getting charged to park their money in their bank accounts.

* * *

Such paranormal financial episodes are taking place all across Europe.

Indeed, call it the new “paranormal”, and thank the central-planners for bringing the world to the edge, and beyond, of reason, where nothing makes sense any more. But don’t worry, because this time it’s different, and there will be a happy ending for everyone involved…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-27/paranormal-europe-banks-will-pay-you-borrow-and-charge-you-save

Dr. Richard Cordero-ITNJ: US Federal Judiciary is a rogue & secretive organization, 99.82% complaints against Judges are dismissed


Dr. Richard Cordero-ITNJ: US Federal Judiciary is a rogue & secretive organization, 99.82% complaints against Judges are dismissed

By Alfred Lambremont Webre

NewsInsideOut.com

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VANCOUVER, BC – In a February 3, 2015 online Symposium with members of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ), Dr. Richard Cordero, Esq., who holds a Cambridge doctorate and is an expert on the U.S. Judiciary, revealed that the U.S. Judiciary is in fact a Rogue branch of the U.S. Government, unaccountable to any other agency or branch of government, and has become a force unto itself, a secret society that retaliates against any official, office, agency or government branch that attempts to hold it accountable.

Some of the highlights of Dr. Cordero’s educational Symposium include the official statistics of the federal court that point to judges’ wrongdoing in a Judicial Branch that has gone Rogue:

  1.  “The Federal Judiciary holds all its administrative, adjudicative, policy-making, and disciplinary meetings behind closed doors and no press conferences.
  2.   “A single federal judge can hold unconstitutional what 535 members of Congress and the President have debated, voted, and enacted; such power entails the threat to doom the legislative agenda of any party and politician, including the President, that dare exercise constitutional checks and balances on judges, never mind investigate them.
  3.  “In the 225 years since the creation of the Federal Judiciary in 1789, only 8 federal judges have been impeached and removed.
  4.  “Chief circuit judges abuse their statutory self-disciplining authority by dismissing 99.82% of complaints against their peers; with other judges they deny up to 100% of appeals to review such dismissals.
  5.  “Up to 9 of every 10 appeals to the circuit courts are disposed of ad-hoc through no-reason summary orders or opinions so “perfunctory” that they are neither published nor precedential, mere fiats of raw judicial power.
  6. . “Justices are unelected yet life-tenured, as are district and circuit judges; the latter appoint bankruptcy judges for renewable 14-year terms with no consent of representatives of the people. These appointees [who received $37.3 billion in fees] decided in CY2010 who kept or received the $373 billion at stake in only personal bankruptcies. The most insidious corruptor is precisely money!
  7.  “About 95% of those bankruptcies are filed by individuals. Lacking the money to hire lawyers, the great majority of them appear pro se and, lacking the knowledge of the law needed to defend themselves, they fall prey to a bankruptcy fraud scheme run by judges and other bankruptcy and legal systems insiders.
  8. “The overwhelming majority of litigants cannot afford to go up on appeal, whereby the unreviewability of their cases affords judges the opportunity for riskless disregard of the law and due process, and arbitrary decision-making.”
  9.  Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor – – Dr. Cordero proposes “a Watergate-like generalized media investigation of wrongdoing in the Judiciary guided by the query, “What did the President and judges know about Then-Judge Sotomayor’s concealment of assets and other judges’ wrongdoing, and when did they know it?” and aimed at demanding that the President release the FBI vetting report on her. The presentation will be an Emile Zola I accuse!-like denunciation to pioneer judicial unaccountability reporting.”
  10.  Secret NSA/FISA Courts – Dr. Cordero states “The evidence of judges’ wrongdoing will introduce the call for ‘reverse surveillance’ over them by We the People, as opposed to the mass surveillance over the People by the NSA with judges’ rubberstamping approval revealed by Edward Snowden. The presentation can give rise to the formation of a multidisciplinary team of students, professors, journalists, and civil rights advocates to conduct reverse surveillance through a Follow the money! and IT Follow the wire! investigation. The team can organize the first of a series of multimedia conferences to report to the national public its findings and expose judges’ pattern of disregard of the law.

 

 

Dr. Cordero is coordinating with interested news media, journalists, activists and organizations in the area of justice to expose judges’ wrongdoing, and advocate judicial reform.

 

Judicial Discipline Reform

http://judicial-discipline-reform.org

Contact Email: Dr. Richard Cordero can be contacted at: riccordero@verizen.net

International Tribunal for Natural Justice

http://www.itnj.org/

 

EXHIBIT

International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ)

Today we would like to introduce you to the new International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ) website

The International Tribunal for Natural Justice has been founded by Humanitad Foundation and the New Earth Trust as an independent judicial body purposed to realising natural justice for natural people.

The inaugural seating of the Tribunal will be at Runnymead, England on June 15th 2015 marking the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna-Carta.

Whilst the ITNJ team includes many leading and well-respected judges, lawyers and investigators, if the ITNJ is to fulfil its greatest potential it requires the support of the people of the world.

Please lend your support by ratifying the ITNJ Treaty

The ITNJ is not another kangaroo court operated by disenfranchised or disenchanted people bearing grudges against ‘the system’. Rather, it is a world-class team made up of conscious lovers of pure-truth and natural justice, each committed to serving all people of the world. The ITNJ also invites your participation through its integrated e-governance platform – offering a forum where your voice, and the voices of others, can be heard on issues of international importance. Register here to participate in the e-governance platform.

With love

The New Earth team

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Virginia House votes 95-4 to Block Federal License Plate Tracking Program ~ OffNow.org Update


Ed. Note: People all over the country are waking up to the smell of tyranny in the NSA surveillance programs. OffNow.org presents citizens with a unique opportunity to cut-off utility resources to these massive facility’s, as a strategic tactic in an attempt to curtail the Police State currently engulfing the U.S.A.. OffNow.org is also making an impact in Congress with bills similar to the ban on Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR’s) without a warrant, a ban which just passed in the Virgina Senate. A similar bill also passed the Montana House Committee recently.

Take Action, get involved and add your signature to this growing movement. OffNow.org is one of the leading activist groups with the potential to make a serious IMPACT on the system of domination and control transforming America into a massive prison without walls. More on OffNow.org below, under “The Plan”.

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**From NSA to drones, location tracking and more – we’re taking on the entire surveillance state.  CHIP IN AND HELP US HERE.

Did you know that the NSA isn’t the only federal agency with a massive surveillance program in place? Recently, freedom of information act (FOIA) requests from the ACLU have shown that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has been tracking the location of millions of cars around the country for 8 years – for a crime of ….driving.

How do they get this information? Mostly, through the operation of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) funded by the feds and operated by state and local law enforcement agencies.

And in Virginia today, the state House just voted 95-4 to cut that flow of information off, and ban such ALPRs unless used in conjunction with a warrant.  The bill already passed the Senate, but an important amendment to strengthen the bill in the House sends it back to the Senate for final approval.

READ THE REPORT, SHARE IT: http://www.offnow.org/virginia_house_votes_95_4_to_restrict_alprs_block_license_plate_tracking_program

Also, passed in Montana House Committee, a similar bill:  http://www.offnow.org/bill_to_stop_license_plate_tracking_program_passes_first_step_in_montana

Plus – bills to turn off resources to NSA and other federal surveillance programs have recently been introduced in Vermont, Montana, Tennessee and elsewhere.  Read our blog for all the latest updates!

Spread the word – and help us shut down the surveillance state!

OffNow.org
http://www.offnow.org/

The OffNow.org Plan

It’s easy to feel helpless when facing a government that has the power or claims the authority to spy on virtually everybody in the world with impunity.

BUT IT CAN BE STOPPED.

In 1975, Sen. Frank Church warned America about the federal spy program, saying that if a dictator took over the NSA it “could enable [him] to impose total tyranny.”

And that was before the advent of the Internet.

Here we are almost 40 years later and Congress hasn’t done a thing about it. In fact, things are actually far worse. Politicians in D.C. have repeatedly failed to fix the issue, even in the wake of leaked documents and damning revelations.

In The Art of War, Sun Tzu advised this strategy: “Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.”

The NSA expects its opponents to “attack” from the same front they always have: Washington D.C. It’s ready for that.

But it does have an Achilles Heel.

MAXED OUT

In 2006, the Baltimore Sun reported that the NSA had maxed out capacity of the Baltimore-area power grid.

“The NSA is already unable to install some costly and sophisticated new equipment. At minimum, the problem could produce disruptions leading to outages and power surges. At worst, it could force a virtual shutdown of the agency.”

FACT: The spy agency needs resources like water and electricity. It simply cannot operate its facilities without these essential resources.

State and local governments often supply them. For instance, the NSA storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah, will reportedly use up to 1.7 million gallons of water every single day when fully operational. The city holds the contract to supply that water.

It doesn’t have to.

Nothing requires state or local governments to help the federal government violate your rights!

Under the legal principle known as the anti-commandeering doctrine, the Supreme Court has consistently held that the federal government cannot force states to help implement or enforce federal acts or programs. It rests primarily on four Supreme Court cases: Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842), New York v. US (1992), Printz v. US (1997) and National Federation of Businesses v. Sebelius (2012).

Printz serves the cornerstone.

“The Federal Government may neither issue directives requiring the States to address particular problems, nor command the States’ officers, or those of their political subdivisions, to administer or enforce a federal regulatory program…such commands are fundamentally incompatible with our constitutional system of dual sovereignty.”

1. RESOURCES

Instead of relying on the federal government to reform its own spy program, the OffNow plan involves working at the state level to create an environment that makes it politically and logistically impossible for the NSA and other federal agencies to continue illegal surveillance programs.

The strategy centers around state and local legislation designed to deprive the NSA and other agencies engaged in warrantless spying of the resources and cooperation they need to operate and accomplish their goals.

The short version? We intend to pull the rug out from under them, box them in and shut them down.

This model legislation (HERE), ready for introduction in any state, would ban a state (and all its political subdivisions) from providing assistance or material support in any way to federal spying programs.

This would include, but is not limited to:

  • Refusing to supply water or electricity from state or locally-owned or operated utilities.
  • Ending NSA partnerships with public universities and colleges.
  • Prohibiting state officials from using warrantless data given to them by federal agencies

 

Within the scope of current jurisprudence, state law cannot prevent the federal government from bringing in its own supplies. But, the 2006 power grid issue indicates that in many situations, the federal government simply cannot do this on its own.

As a legal matter, contracts for water, electricity and other resources and services are simply voluntary agreements made between the federal government (or its agents) and the state or local government.  States legitimately can and should decide whether to honor the request based on the state’s own set of priorities.

The states and local communities should simply turn it off.

In fact, Nevada took this path against the powerful Department of Energy, and won.

Many Locations

The federal government relies on many states and local communities to provide the resources required to maintain its spying programs.

But the states and local communities aren’t required to help them out.

In Texas, the city-owned power company will exclusively supply the new data center opening in San Antonio with electricity. The agency was quite upfront about the fact that it choose Texas because of its independent power grid.

In Augusta Ga., local government services provide water and even sewage treatment to the “threat operations center.”

The NSA also maintains “data centers” or “listening posts” in Colorado, Washington, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Hawaii.

Each facility presents unique circumstance where a multi-prong strategy can and will create impediments to their operation.

More importantly, the NSA has been aggressively expanding to new locations in recent years, and the public rarely knows about a new location until after a deal has been made behind the scenes. Passage of the Fourth Amendment Protection Act in states that don’t yet have a physical facility will back the spy agency into a corner, pulling the welcome mat out from under them.

The NSA also its tentacles deep into America’s youth, with tight partnerships at Universities in all but eight US states.  At this time, 171 universities participate in this program.  (see the full list here)

These “Centers of Academic Excellence” serve as recruiting grounds and provide valuable research partnerships to bolster the NSA’s spying and data-collection capabilities. When a state passes the 4th Amendment Protection Act, it begins the process of shutting down these partnerships as well.

2. DATA SHARING

The federal government claims it must spy on virtually the entire world in order to protect you from “terrorism.” Many people accept this kind of personal intrusion believing it keeps them safe. But the fact is these programs are much broader – by far.

The Special Operations Division (SOD) operates as a formerly-secret federal unit that passes information collected without warrant by the NSA and other agencies to state and local law enforcement for the investigation of regular crimes – not terrorism-related at all. Federal agencies almost certainly also give warrantless information to state and local governments via Fusion Centers.

Fusion centers facilitate the exchange of information between state, local and federal agencies, and their existence in virtually every state highlights how deep into our communities Big Brother has infiltrated. These facilities make up part of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), a consortium that includes the NSA, FBI, Department of Defense and many others. Fusion Centers “contribute to the ISE through their role in receiving threat information from the federal government.”

In other words, they serve as one of the primary means of passing warrantless information along from federal to state and local agencies.

Passage of the 4th Amendment Protection Act, or the more narrowly-focused Electronic Data Privacy Act would ban the receipt of warrantless information by state and local law enforcement (and other agencies), and make such information inadmissible in state criminal proceedings, ending a small but important practical effect of warrantless federal spying.

3. DRONES

While Off Now focuses heavily on limiting or ending spying by targeting NSA collection programs, there are other areas where privacy rights are in serious danger.

The expanding use of drones for domestic policing at the state and local level poses significant threats to privacy. In most states, law enforcement can utilize drones with virtually no restrictions. Ten states have passed laws limiting drone use, including warrant requirements and some with prohibitions on weaponization. Other states need to follow suit, and states with laws on the books need to take action to close loopholes and strengthen their provisions.

Drone use by state and local law enforcement also has national implications. In fact, the Federal government serves as the primary engine behind the expansion of drone surveillance carried out by states and local communities.The Department of Homeland Security issues large grants to local governments so that those agencies can purchase drones. The goal? Fund a network of drones around the country and put the operational burden on the states. Once they create a web over the whole country, DHS steps in with requests for ‘information sharing.’

Passing legislation to limit drone use at the state level not only provides immediate privacy protection to people within that state, it also puts a dent in a long-term program for seemingly endless surveillance on a federal level.

CORPORATIONS

While many NSA locations rely on state or local governments to assist or directly provide badly-needed utilities, others partner closely with corporations.

For example, in Augusta, Ga., a partnership with Georgia Power (a subsidiary of the massive electric holding company in the US, the Southern Company), literally kept the lights on.The local paper reported that “Before a partnership in 2006 with Georgia Power, outages were a regular occurrence on post, particularly during the summer, when heavy demands were placed on the system.”

A follow up bill to the 4th Amendment Protection Act would allow states to end business relationships with compliant corporations happy to profit from NSA abuses.

LOCAL SURVEILLANCE AND THE BIG PICTURE

As a result of the rapid evolution of information sharing, locally-gathered information doesn’t remain “local” for very long. With new intelligence sharing systems like these fusion centers, along with Joint Terrorism Task Forces and the ISE, information collected by local police in any city or small town in America can now quickly end up in federal intelligence databases. That means your information becomes accessible across the country with a click of a mouse.

Many people think they remain safe from the prying eyes of Big Brother because they don’t do anything “suspicious.”

Think again.

It turns out law enforcement uses a pretty loose definition of suspicious. Programs known as “Suspicious Activity Reporting” (SAR) serve as information vacuums to feed the fusion centers, and it doesn’t take much to put you on their radar. According to the ACLU, in early 2008, the DNI ISE Program Manager published criteria to guide local law enforcement officers in reporting “suspicious” activities to fusion centers and and then upline to the federal intelligence community. Some of the activities deemed inherently suspicious include photography, “acquisition of expertise,” and “eliciting information.”

It didn’t take long for local police to take up the gauntlet. The ACLU reports that within three months, the Los Angeles Police Department kicked off its own program.

“The following March the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) initiated its own SAR program to ‘gather, record, and analyze information of a criminal or non-criminal nature, that could indicate activity or intentions related to either foreign or domestic terrorism,’ and included a list of 65 behaviors LAPD officers ‘shall’ report, which included taking pictures or video footage, taking notes, drawing diagrams and espousing extreme views.”

In June of that same year, the  Departments of Justice and Homeland Security teamed up with the Major City Chiefs Association to issue a report recommending expansion or the SAR program to other U.S. cities. According to the ACLU, “the FBI began its own SAR collection program called eGuardian in 2008, and in 2010 the military announced it would implement a SAR program through eGuardian.”

The OffNow campaign primarily focuses on action against federal surveillance programs. But with the line between federal, state and local law enforcement becoming increasingly blurred, Americans also need to pay attention to local actions to see and understand the big picture.

Simply put, when local governments seize the power to watch you, that information will ultimately end up in the hands of federal agencies most certainly trying to monitor the actions, communications and movement of virtually every person on earth.

Add to this an FBI facial recognition program coming online and you have the potential for an Orwellian nightmare scenario. As the technology improves and facial recognition “learns” to identify more people, federal agencies will gain the capability to track your every movement, in real time, through networks of cameras around the country.

STRATEGY

Former NSA technical leader and whistleblower William Binney says, “There have been at least 15-20 trillion constitutional violations” by the NSA.

We must engage a multi-prong strategy to deal with a surveillance establishment so well-entrenched and broad in scope.

Currently, many activists are engaged in the support of lawsuits or Congressional legislation to limit or stop the NSA.  But waiting for these to play out positively could prove a dangerous game of chicken.

By approaching the surveillance state on multiple fronts, it is possible to overwhelm it and make its programs too difficult or costly to carry out.  A program to Turn it Off and thwart the surveillance state through state legislation intersects in six main areas:

1. Denying federal agencies engaged in warrantless surveillance the resources they need to operate.

2. Prohibiting the introduction of warrantless information collected by the feds and shared with state and local law enforcement in state criminal proceedings.

3. Ending warrantless location tracking of cellphones, and physical surveillance by drones.

4. Ending cooperative partnerships between universities and the NSA.

5. Penalizing corporations that cooperate with mass, warrantless surveillance.

6. Addressing state and local actions that feed into the larger surveillance-state, such as fusion centers, suspicious activity reporting, surveillance cameras and license plate readers.

SAY “NO!”

Rosa Parks demonstrated the power of “No!”

When she refused to give up her seat on that Montgomery city bus, she ignited a fire that ultimately consumed Jim Crow.

We possess that same power today. State and local governments can say, “No!” to warrantless spying and simply refuse to cooperate with it.

This one word gives us the power to reject mass surveillance and restore privacy. But it can only happen if we muster up the necessary courage to act.

“The only tired I was…was tired of giving in,” Parks later said.

Are you tired? Are you tired of sitting back and feeling helpless as the federal government violates your privacy? Are you tired of excuses and justifications from Washington politicians? Are you tired of being ignored?

Then take action!

Say, “No!”

Join us as we work to take apart the surveillance state!

ZeroHedge ~ Ron Paul Warns “US Militarism Will End One Way Or Another…”


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Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

Last week President Obama sent Congress legislation to authorize him to use force against ISIS “and associated persons and forces” anywhere in the world for the next three years. This is a blank check for the president to start as many new wars as he wishes, and it appears Congress will go along with this dangerous and costly scheme.

Already the military budget for next year is equal to all but the very peak spending levels during the Vietnam war and the Reagan military build-up, according to the Project on Defense Alternatives. Does anyone want to guess how much will be added to military spending as a result of this new war authorization?

The US has already spent nearly two billion dollars fighting ISIS since this summer, and there hasn’t been much to show for it. A new worldwide war on ISIS will likely just serve as a recruiting tool for jihadists. We learned last week that our bombing has led to 20,000 new foreign fighters signing up to join ISIS. How many more will decide to join each time a new US bomb falls on a village or a wedding party?

The media makes a big deal about the so-called limitations on the president’s ability to use combat troops in this legislation, but in reality there is nothing that would add specific limits. The prohibition on troops for “enduring” or “offensive” ground combat operations is vague enough to be meaningless. Who gets to determine what “enduring” means? And how difficult is it to claim that any ground operation is “defensive” by saying it is meant to “defend” the US? Even the three year limit is just propaganda: who believes a renewal would not be all but automatic if the president comes back to Congress with the US embroiled in numerous new wars?

If this new request is not bad enough, the president has announced that he would be sending 600 troops into Ukraine next month, supposedly to help train that country’s military. Just as the Europeans seem to have been able to negotiate a ceasefire between the opposing sides in that civil war, President Obama plans to pour gasoline on the fire by sending in the US military. The ceasefire agreement signed last week includes a demand that all foreign military forces leave Ukraine. I think that is a good idea and will go a long way to reduce the tensions. But why does Obama think that restriction does not apply to us?

Last week also saw the Senate confirm Ashton Carter as the new Secretary of Defense by an overwhelming majority. Carter comes to the Pentagon straight from the military industrial complex, and he has already announced his support for sending lethal weapons to Ukraine. Sen. John McCain’s strong praise for Carter is not a good sign that the new secretary will advise caution before undertaking new US interventions.

As we continue to teeter on the verge of economic catastrophe, Washington’s interventionists in both parties show no signs of slowing. The additional tens of billions or more that these new wars will cost will not only further undermine our economy, but will actually make us less safe. Can anyone point to a single success that the interventionists have had over the last 25 years?

As I have said, this militarism will end one way or the other. Either enough Americans will wake up and demand an end to Washington’s foreign adventurism, or we will go broke and be unable to spend another fiat dollar on maintaining the global US empire.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-16/ron-paul-warns-us-militarism-will-end-one-way-or-another

ZeroHedge ~ HSBC Bank: Secret Origins To Laundering The World’s Drug Money


GREAT find Andre, thanks for the link…mahalo!

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Submitted by the Drug Trafficking & Narco-Terrorism Department of GreatGameIndia

HSBC Bank : Secret Origins To 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

#SwissLeaks what the media has termed it is a trove of secret documents from HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm that reveals names of account holders and their balances for the year 2006-07. They come from over 200 countries, the total balance over $100 billion. But nowhere has the HSBC Swiss list touched off a more raging political debate than in India.

That’s why to obtain and investigate the Indian names, The Indian Express partnered in a three-month-long global project with the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Paris-based Le Monde newspaper. The investigation revealed 1,195 Indian HSBC clients, roughly double the 628 names that French authorities gave to the Government in 2011. The new revelation— published as part of a global agreement — is expected to significantly widen the scale and scope of the ongoing probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court.

For years, when banks have been caught laundering drug money, they have claimed that they did not know, that they were but victims of sneaky drug dealers and a few corrupt employees. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that a considerable portion of the global banking system is explicitly dedicated to handling the enormous volume of cash produced daily by dope traffickers.

Contrary to popular opinion, it is not “demand” from the world’s population which creates the mind destroying drug trade. Rather, it is the world financial oligarchy, looking for massive profits and the destruction of the minds of the population it is determined to dominate, which organized the drug trade. The case of HSBC underscores that point. Serving as the central bank of this global apparatus, is HSBC.

2009 CIA Map of Drug Trade Routes

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East India Company Origins

The opium trade began in the early 1700s as an official monopoly of the British East India Company, which conquered India, and ran it on behalf of the British Crown and the financiers operating through the City of London. Indian-grown opium became a key component in the trade for tea and silk in China.  The East India Company had a thriving business selling British textiles and other manufactured products in India, and selling Chinese silk and tea in Britain. But the Company ran into problems with the opium end of the trade. The influx of opium caused major problems for China, and led the Emperor to issue an edict in 1729 prohibiting opium consumption. Then, in 1757, the Emperor restricted all foreigners and foreign vessels to a trading area in the port city of Canton. A stronger edict in 1799 prohibited the importation and use of opium under penalty of death.

None of this stopped the British from continuing to flood China with opium, creating millions of addicts, but it did cause the East India Company to protect its tea and silk trade by shifting its Chinese opium operations to nominally independent drug runners who bought opium legally from the East India Company in Calcutta, and smuggled it into China. The most prominent of these drug-running firms was Jardine Matheson & Co. It was founded in 1832 by two Scotsmen, William Jardine and James Matheson.  Jardine had been a ship’s surgeon with the East India Company, while Matheson was the son of a Scottish baronet. The firm today is controlled by the Keswick family. In 1839, the Chinese Emperor launched an anti-opium offensive, which included the confiscation of all opium stocks in the hands of Chinese and foreign merchants. The merchants put up a fight, but were ultimately forced to concede, turning in their opium stocks after being indemnified against losses by British officials.

In response, however, the British launched a propaganda campaign against China, accusing it of violating Britain’s right to “free trade.” Britain sent its fleet to China, to force the Chinese to capitulate to the opium trade. The action, known as the First Opium War, resulted in the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, under which China not only capitulated to the opium trade, but also agreed to pay reparations to the opium runners and gave the British control of the island of Hong Kong. However, the treaty did not specifically legalize opium, so the British launched a second Opium War, which resulted in the 1856 Treaty of Tientsin, which legitimized the opium trade and opened China up to foreigners even more.

As the opium and other trade with China expanded, Britain’s new territory of Hong Kong became a major imperial commercial center. The opium dealers gathered together to form a bank, the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, as the financial flagship of the British opium trade. Over time, the bank—now known as HSBC—would extend its reach into the drug fields of the Middle East and Ibero-America, as befitting its role as the financial kingpin of Dope, Inc.

Role of Secret Societies

In 1783 Lord Shelbourne launched the Chinese opium trade with Scottish merchants from the East India Company and members of the House of Windsor-allied Knights of St. John Jerusalem.

Shelbourne’s chief propagandist was Adam Smith who worked for East India Company, which emerged from the slave-trading Levant Company and later became known as Chatham House, home to the powerful Royal Institute for International Affairs (RIIA). In 1776 the high seas pirate Adam Smith wrote Wealth of Nations, which became the bible of international capitalism.

In the Far East the British organized the Chinese Triad Society, also known as the Society of Heaven and Earth, to smuggle their opium.  Beginning in 1788 the Freemason Grand Lodge of England established lodges in China, one of which was the Triad Society.  Another was known as the Order of the Swastika.

In 1839 William Jardine- a Canton-based opium trafficker- steered Britain into the first Opium War after Chinese officials confiscated his stash. The second Opium War lasted from 1858-1860.  Lord Palmerston commanded both expeditions for the Brits.  He was also the High Priest of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the British Empire.

Throughout the 19th century the British families of Matheson, Keswick, Swire, Dent, Inchcape, Baring and Rothschild controlled the Chinese heroin traffic.  The Inchcape’s and Baring’s Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Company (PONC) transported the dope around the world.

To the US West Coast, the families brought Chinese coolies to build JP Morgan’s railroads, slave laborers who were kidnapped (shanghaied) by the Triads.  The Triads came along too, setting up opium dens in San Francisco and Vancouver and using a network of Chinatowns as a channel for heroin.  This network exists today.  To the US East Coast the families brought African slaves and cotton.  These same families built plantations and became kings of southern cotton on the backs of shanghaied Africans.

The American families Perkins, Astor and Forbes made millions off the opium trade.  The Perkins’ founded Bank of Boston, which is today known as Credit Suisse First Boston.  The Perkins and Morgan families endowed Harvard University.  William Hathaway Forbes was a director at Hong Kong Shanghai Bank shortly after it was founded in 1866.  John Murray Forbes was the US agent for the Barings banking family, which financed most of the early drug trade.  The Forbes family heirs later launched Forbes magazine. Steve Forbes ran for President in 1996.  John Jacob Astor invested his opium proceeds in Manhattan real estate and worked for British intelligence.  The Astor family home in London sits opposite Chatham House.

These families launched the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation (HSBC) after the second Opium War as a repository for their opium proceeds.  HSBC, a subsidiary of the London-based HSBC Holdings, today prints 75% of Hong Kong’s currency, while the British Cecil Rhodes-founded Standard Chartered Bank prints the rest.  HSBC’s Hong Kong headquarters sits next to a massive Masonic Temple.

Freemasonry is a highly secretive society, making it an ideal vehicle for global drugs and arms trafficking.  According to 33rd Degree Mason Manly Hall, “Freemasonry is a fraternity within a fraternity – an outer organization concealing an inner brotherhood of the elect…the one visible and the other invisible.  The visible society is a splendid camaraderie of ‘free and accepted’ men enjoined to devote themselves to ethical, educational, fraternal, patriotic and humanitarian concerns.  The invisible society is a secret and most august fraternity whose members are dedicated to the service of an arcanum arcandrum (sacred secret).”

Wealth derived from selling this Chinese opium during British colonial rule, helped build many landmarks on India’s west coast. The Mahim Causeway, The Sir JJ School of Art, David Sassoon Library and Flora Fountain, landmarks in modern Mumbai, were built by prominent Parsi and Jewish traders from profits made by a flourishing opium and later cotton trade with China.

Prominent families from Mumbai’s past, names that adorn today’s famous institutions such as the Wadia’s, Tata’s, Jejeebhoy’s, Readymoney’s, Cama’s and Sassoon’s sold opium to China through the British. By the end of the nineteenth century, when the opium trade went bust, cotton from India’s western state of Gujarat, which had already developed strong trade links with Canton profited. The Paris’s ploughed profits from the trade with the Chinese back into India, setting up several schools, hospitals and banks. Historical records prove that some of India’s prominent Parsi traders at the time, were founders of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) founded in 1865. For a detailed report read Rothschild colonization of India.

It is this deadly opium empire that Gandhiji was very much conscious about and spoke out against for which he was jailed in 1921 by India’s British rulers for “undermining the revenue”. Having seen generations of Chinese youths rendered docile and passive Gandhijis was concerned over opium and its deadly effects on India which is clear from his letters. These opium production activities ran until 1924 in India and were stopped with the heroic efforts of Mahatma Gandhi who first agitated to remove opium production from India and destruction of China using Indian soil. Finally the British transferred the entire production to Afghanistan in 1924 handing the production to southern Afghani tribals which after 90 years became the golden crescent of opium production. Though the production is in the hands of Afghan tribals the distribution finance market control is still exercised by the same old British business houses or their proxies.

Afghan Opium for Bankers and Terrorists

There is a general impression that Afghanistan has always been the center of opium production. In fact, it has not. Prior to the Soviet invasion in 1979, opium production in Afghanistan was less than 1,000 tons; that grew to 8,200 tons (based on conservative UN Office on Drugs and Crime/UNODC figures) in 2008. Throughout this period, Afghanistan was in a state of war. Following the Soviet invasion, the anti-Soviet powers, particularly, the US, UK, and Saudi Arabia, began generating larger amounts of drug money to finance much of the war to defeat the Soviets. Since 1989, after the Soviet withdrawal, there has been an all-out civil war in Afghanistan, as the US-UK-Saudi-created mujahideen dipped further into the opium/heroin money.

What was happening in Afghanistan during this period that caused opium production to soar to those levels? History shows that the US invasion in 2001 came close to wiping out the Taliban forces; the Afghan people, at least at that point in time, because of the Pakistani-Saudi links to the Taliban and the oppressive nature of the Wahhabi-indoctrinated regime, supported the invading American and NATO forces. That began to change in 2005.

The year 2005 is important in this context, since one of the most damning parts of the US Senate report details HSBC’s relationship with the Saudi-based Al Rajhi Bank, a member of Osama bin Laden’s “Golden Chain” of important al-Qaeda financiers. The HSBC-Al Rajhi relationship has spanned decades; perhaps that is why, even when HSBC’s own internal compliance offices asked that it be terminated in 2005, and even when the US government discovered hard evidence of Al Rajhi’s relationship with terrorism, HSBC continued to do business with the bank until 2010.

In fact, the report said, Al Rajhi’s links to terrorism were confirmed in 2002, when US agents searched the offices of a Saudi non-profit US-designated terrorist organization, Benevolence International Foundation. In that raid, agents uncovered a CD-ROM listing the names of financiers in bin Laden’s Golden Chain. One of those names was Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi, a founder of Al Rajhi bank.

Recently an operation by German Customs official revealed that the British Queen financed Osama Bin Laden. German officials in an operation raided two containers passing through Hamburg Port and seized 14,000 documents establishing that Osama bin Laden was funded by UK Queen’s bank Coutts, which is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

HSBC & 26/11 Mumbai Attacks

Why did HSBC not terminate its links with the Al Rajhi in 2005? The answer lies in what was then put in place in Afghanistan to generate large amounts of cash. When it comes to opium/ heroin and offshore banks, Britain rules supreme. In 2005, poppy fields in southern Afghanistan began to bloom, and it became evident to the bankers and the geo-politicians of Britain and the US that cash to support the financial centers and the terrorists could be made right there.

It was announced on Jan. 27, 2006 in the British Parliament that a NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) would be replacing the US troops in Helmand province as part of Operation Herrick. The British 16 Air Assault Brigade would make up the core of the force. British bases were then located in the districts of Sangin, Lashkar Gah, and Gereshk.

As of Summer 2006, Helmand was one of the provinces involved in Operation Mountain Thrust, a combined NATO/Afghan mission targeted at Taliban fighters in the south of the country. In July 2006, the offensive essentially stalled in Helmand, as NATO (primarily British) and Afghan troops were forced to take increasingly defensive positions under heavy insurgent pressure. In response, British troop levels in the province were increased, and new encampments were established in Sangin and Gereshk. In Autumn 2006, some 8,000 British troops began to reach “cessation of hostilities” agreements with local Taliban forces around the district centers where they had been stationed earlier in the Summer, and it is then that drug-money laundering began in earnest.

This drug money, at least a good part of it, is generated in this area with the help of Dawood Ibrahim, who also played a role in helping the Mumbai attackers by giving them the use of his existing network in Mumbai. At the time, Ibrahim worked on behalf of the British, and ran his operation through the British-controlled emirate of Dubai. Drugs came into Dubai through Dawood’s “mules,” protected by the Pakistani ISI and British MI6; the dope was shipped in containers which carried equipment sent there for “repair” from Kandahar and elsewhere in southern Afghanistan. British troops controlled Helmand province, where 53% of Afghanistan’s gargantuan 8,200 tons of opium was produced in 2007.

The drugs were converted, and still are today, to cash in Dubai, where Dawood maintains a palatial mansion, similar to the one he maintains in Karachi. Dubai is a tax-free island-city, and a major offshore banking center. The most common reason for opening an offshore bank account is the flexibility that comes with it.

With the development of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), which is the latest free-trade zone to be set up there, flexible and unrestricted offshore banking has become big business. Many of the world’s largest banks already have significant presence in Dubai – big names such as Abbey National Offshore, HSBC Offshore, ABN Amro, ANZ Grindlays, Banque Paribas, Banque de Caire, Barclays, Dresdner, and Merrill Lynch, all have offices in the Emirate already.

In addition to Dubai, most of the offshore banks are located in former British colonies, and all of them are involved in money laundering. In other words, the legitimization of cash generated from drug sales and other smuggled illegitimate goods into the “respectable banks” is the modus operandi of these offshore banks. The drugs that Dawood’s mules carry are providing a necessary service for the global financial system, as well as for the terrorists who are killing innocents all over the world.

In December of 2007, this Britain-run drug-money-laundering and terrorist-networking operation was about to be exposed when Afghan President Hamid Karzai learned that two British MI6 agents were working under the cover of the United Nations and the European Union behind his back, to finance and negotiate with the Taliban. He expelled them from Afghanistan. One of them, a Briton, Michael Semple, was the acting head of the EU mission in Afghanistan and is widely known as a close confidant of Britain’s Ambassador, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles. Semple now masquerades as an academic analyst of Afghanistan, and was associated with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center. The second man, an Irishman, Mervin Patterson, was the third-ranking UN official in Afghanistan at the time that he was summarily expelled.

These MI6 agents were entrusted by London with the task of using Britain’s 7,700 troops in the opium-infested, Pushtun-dominated, southern province of Helmand to train 2,000 Afghan militants, ostensibly to “infiltrate” the enemy and “seek intelligence” about the lethal arms of the real Taliban. Karzai rightly saw it as Britain’s efforts to develop a lethal group within Afghanistan, a new crop of terrorists.

The drug money thus generated to fund the financial centers and terrorists through HSBC was also responsible for ongoing terrorist attacks that have destabilized most of South Asia. The most important of these was the massive attack on Mumbai.

The mode used to launder such drug money is through diamonds. A 2003 Report assessed various alternative financing mechanisms that could be used to facilitate money laundering and or terrorist financing. Trading in commodities, remittance systems, and currency were assessed on each of their abilities to earn, be moved, and store value. Diamonds were the only alternative financial device that fit into all of these assessment criteria.

Diamonds can be vulnerable for misuse for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes because they can transfer value and ownership quickly, often, with a minimal audit trail. They provide flexibility and an easy transportation of value.

Top diamond traders of the country, several of whom are now settled abroad, figure on what the media calls as the #SwissList, with mostly Mumbai addresses given. Many persons on the list are Gujarati diamond merchants with offices all over world having roots in Palanpur.

However their involvement in not just limited to money laundering. Almost 6 months before 26/11 2008 Mumbai Attacks the Financial Intelligence Unit of India (FIU-IND) (the central national agency responsible for receiving, processing, analyzing and disseminating information relating to suspect financial transactions) was already tracking the diamond industry for suspicious activities by terrorists.

“A year ago, some people from Mumbai began purchasing diamonds worth crores of rupees. When the industry tried to trace the traders, they turned out to be non-existent,” said Vanani.

The FIU traced all foreign transactions of Surat’s diamond industry, especially those emanating from Belgium. It found that a great deal of money was being invested by terrorist groups.

However in May 2014 eight of these Belgium based diamond dealers were given a clean chit by the Income Tax department in the black money case. The I-T department said a probe was initiated against the eight individuals, but there was no proof of tax evasion by them. Why is the Government reluctant in disclosing Black Money related data; be it NDA and even UPA before it ? For a detailed report on the issue read 26/11 – The Black Money Trail.

From the Far East to the Middle East to Ibero-America to India, everywhere the drug trade is flourishing, you will find HSBC. It may not handle the dope, but it does handle the money, making sure that the “citizens above suspicion” who run the empire get their cut of the proceeds.  Now HSBC has been caught red-handed laundering money in the U.S., India, China, Argentina almost everywhere the sun shined through the colonies. This is a bank which has abused us, assaulted our people, and violated the law with abandon. Isn’t it time we set an example and revoke its charter to do business here in India ?

Dr. Lee Hieb M.D. – Vaccine Hysteria Could Spark Totalitarian Nightmare


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Dr. Lee Hieb, writing for WND.com, joins the growing ranks of doctors speaking out against forced vaccinations and the current hysteria in the mainstream media. Dr. Lee Hieb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. She is past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Hieb’s voice is a voice of reason and common sense on the current vaccine debate. Contrast this with most of the mainstream media today, heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry, which are parading doctors into their shows calling for mandatory vaccines by force, and the removal of all licenses to practice for doctors who disagree with them.

Dr. Hieb correctly points out the logical conclusions to allowing government make medical decisions “for the good of society” by letting them inject chemicals into our body:

Medical ethics are clear: No one should be forced to undergo a medical treatment without informed consent and without their agreement to the treatment. We condemn the forced sterilization of the ’20s and ’30s, the Tuskegee medical experiments infecting black inmates and the Nazi medicine that included involuntary “Euthanasia,” experimentation and sterilization. How can we force vaccination without consent? Vaccination is a medical treatment with risks including death. It is totally antithetical to all ethics in medicine to mandate that risk to others.

If you think the government has the right to forcibly vaccinate people – for the good of society – what is to prevent them from forcibly sterilizing people, or forcibly euthanizing people, or forcibly implanting a tracking device – for the good of society? You may think those examples are extreme (although two-thirds have happened), but the principle is the same. You are allowing government to have ultimate authority over your body. (Source.)

Dr. Hieb does not stop with her discussion of the medical ethics and political implications of government forced vaccinations, she goes on to address two crucial issues that you are unlikely to hear in the mainstream media: Are vaccines safe, and are they effective?

Read the full article on WND.com.

Doctors Promoting Health Freedom and Choice Face Persecution and Censorship

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By featuring Dr. Hieb on the Health Impact News network, and by having her commentary shared in many other alternative media sources that are not funded by Big Pharma, she will join the growing ranks of physicians who will be publicly attacked and ridiculed. Pro-vaccine doctors will most likely appear on TV and call for the removal of her license to practice in order to get mainstream media exposure.

Health Impact News issues an open invitation to any practicing physician or medical doctor who wants to join these brave physicians who have spoken out for truth and Health Freedom in the United States today. America needs to hear from you on the issue of Health Freedom, and we encourage you to stand with your colleagues who have risked their careers and possibly even their lives for speaking out on the issue of tyrannical government mandated vaccines, and vaccine safety and efficacy.

As Dr. Hieb states:

Science is never “concluded.”

Mr. Obama and other ideologues may think the truth is finalized (“The science is indisputable”), but the reality is our understanding of disease and treatment is constantly being updated. Just like Newton’s mechanical paradigm of the universe was supplanted by Einsteinian physics, and physicists today modify that view, medical “truth” is not the truth for long. In an attempt to quantify change in medicine, years ago a cardiology journal discussed “The Half-life of Truth.”

Cardiologists looked back in their journal at 20-year-old articles to see how much of what was believed then was still believed to be true. The answer? 50 percent. So in cardiology, at least – and in all of medicine to greater or lesser degree – only half of what we believe now will still be true in 20 or so years.

The last word on vaccination is not in. It hasn’t even begun to be written.

Here at Health Impact News and Vaccine Impact, we will continue to write and publish it!

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See Also:

Doctors Against Vaccines: The Other Side of the Story is Not Being Told

Dr. Rowen: Measles Spread by those Vaccinated

Dr. Humphries: The Truth About Measles the Mainstream Media is Suppressing

Arizona Cardiologist Responds to Critics Regarding Measles and Vaccines

Former UCLA Medical Center Pediatrician: Let Parents Choose on Measles Vaccine

Dr. Brownstein Falsely Accused of Promoting the Flu Vaccine

Doctors Against Mandated Flu Vaccines

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Chemtrail Pilot Blows The Cover Of OPERATION INDIGO SKYFOLD


 

by Michael Thomas
Natural Society

A Courageous Chemtrail Pilot Exposes the Global Geoengineering Program

“Maybe my fellow pilots will read or hear about this, and decide to come forward as well.”

State of the Nation

Finally, a military pilot steps forward and completely blows the lid off the unlawful and exceedingly destructive Global Chemtrail Program. What follows is a video which puts forth a true story about a courageous pilot who has broken ranks with his chemtrailing peers. In so doing he has risked his life and the life of his family. As you listen to the video, or read the text provided below, bear in mind that chemtrails are being sprayed 24/7 around the globe with terrible consequences.

For those uninitiated in the ways of atmospheric engineering, chemtrails are but one geoengineering technique that is being systematically used by the U.S. Military. The following link provides an excellent overview of the geoengineering /chemtrail phenomenon, as well as an exceptional photo-doc. After all, only seeing is believing for most people!

CHEMTRAILS: A Planetary Catastrophe Created by Geoengineering (UPDATED)

No matter what the stated reasons are given to those who fly the chemtrail jets, they are always told by their superiors that this ongoing and illegal atmosphere-altering program is being conducted in the interest of NATIONAL SECURITY.

You’ll notice that NATIONAL SECURITY appears crooked because the whole intention behind geoengineering is as dangerously misguided as it is deceptively false. The indiscriminate, wide-area and systematic spraying of toxic aerosols throughout the skies of the world couldn’t possibly have anything to do with ‘national security’. Those that buy into such a ridiculous notion have obviously been either brainwashed or bribed into believing such an absurd and nonsensical agenda.

That’s precisely why this unprecedented exposé is so important. Never before has anyone directly involved with the piloting of chemtrail airliners ever gone public. Not only does “Blue Jay 1”, as he is known, go public, he completely blows the lid off of OPERATION INDIGO SKYFOLD. This single act of identifying the name of what is perhaps the most destructive government program in recorded history is extremely critical.

WHY?

Because it now gives the worldwide anti-geoengineering advocacy groups a target to hit within their own nations and governments. How, after all, could government officials and political leaders at every level — federal, state, county and city — be so clueless about a massive aerosol spraying program that is going on in the skies right above them?! Can any responsible representative continue to plead such ignorance or indifference and get away with it?

That’s why this critical development is so huge! Really HUGE! It is what we have all been waiting for, yet so few in the movement really get it. Which is why this particular message has to be taken to the wider public. Because at the end of the day every human being on every continent will REALLY hate two things about the now ubiquitous chemtrails.

I. Chemtrails routinely transform warm sunny days into cool cloudy ones. No one likes to see their clear sunny days stolen after a couple of hours of chemtrailing. Day after day of overcast skies have profoundly changed many a locale which have traditionally experienced clear skies. Is there anyone who prefers damp cloudy days to dry sunny ones? Certainly the people of Florida and California want their fun in the sun. So does the rest of the USA.

II. Chemtrails contain a mix of toxic chemicals and poisonous compounds such as barium salts, aluminum oxide, strontium, mercury among many others, which eventually end up falling to Earth. The chemtrail mix of toxins inevitably leaves its residues on farm fields and forests, lakes and ponds, and lawns and gardens. How does one possibly stop the noxious chemicals from entering one’s home and automobiles, office building and shopping malls? Who ever wants a toxic chemtrail brew dropped on them every other day?!

Geoengineering has proven — unequivocal — to be extremely detrimental to both human health and the greater planetary environment. As for the many adverse health effects, the link below gives an excellent summary.

CHEMTRAIL SYNDROME: A Global Pandemic Of Epic Proportions

Secret Chemtrail Pilot Speaks, on Dec 8, 2014

Posted by: The HAARP Report

For those who did not watch the video shown above, the most important text is provided below.

Information below was received by the cousin of an actual pilot who flies chemtrail jets and is working on the inside. The operation is known to pilots and aviation crew alike as ‘Indigo Skyfold’.

Pilots are told to fly specific routes, while satellites control aerosol dispersal patterns. The pilots make course corrections from time to time, and perform landings and takeoffs. Pilot navigation and maintenance crews are rotated constantly, and only spend about 18 months at one given base, to keep pilots and their families from making too many friends, and ending up with “loose lips”. They also rotate between day and night flights, one base for daytime flights, and one for night. Each base covers a 250-mile zone, and each fleet (squadron) of planes covers three states, or an even larger swath of ocean.

They’re told to simply do their job
Their superiors tell them it’s a matter of National Security.
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Quote: “Without these flights our enemy’s newest technological weapons of war could easily penetrate America’s airspace, at will. We are dedicated and committed to keeping our allies safe from the same skyward threats, so we extend the arm of protection to those countries that support our efforts. Hostile nations are also building atmospheric shields, while at the same time trying to explore weaknesses in our ever-developing air and space based technologies.”

Sounds more like a PR statement to me.
I think this pilot, either believes what he is told. Or, he is simply trying to sugar coat their Genocide Project.

. . . . .

December 08, 2014
My firewall detected multiple intrusion attempts when I googled the Indigo code as well. Zero info to be found on the internet for this operation. That is unique.

I received a rather lengthy reply from the chemtrail pilot. Here is text from their email:

December 08, 2014
“First of all I would like to say that I do not agree with my mission assignments, but what soldier ever truly does? Several of us have considered bucking the ranks, and going AWOL from time to time. We are kept in the dark when it comes to getting honest answers about what we are really spraying. Should they discover that we or our families are actively enquiring about the so-called ‘chemtrails’ term, then automatic and swift disciplinary action would be taken.

HAARP and radar are two other non-allowed research subjects. Unless our children are learning about these in base schools, we cannot educate ourselves or our children through any public education system. I would not intentionally spray my children or family with toxic aerosols, but as you must know, perhaps 80% of the pilots do not have any family or children.

Indigo pilots are chosen from top ranks within the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. Most of the pilots are ‘hardened to humanity’ and could care less killing off unwanted or leaching aspects of America and the world. I swear to you, the majority of the pilots are like machines, I call them “Tanker Terminators”.

I should not be telling you this, but nearly 1/3 of all flights are being orchestrated from small unnamed islands, where newly constructed bases are being built at a rate of 8 per year. On these extremely remote islands there are HAARP rays of every possible design, with many arrays surrounding these islands within the depths of the ocean itself. The Navy has developed sophisticated underwater construction technology that allows fully autonomous robot submersibles to travel great distances, and even manufacture parts for these massive underwater arrays as they progress across the open sea floor.

Every time that you see or hear about military exercises at sea, they’re basically there to give support and resupply their army of underwater robotic minions. There is possibly one aquatic robot per plane, and will soon be double that. You will never be able to Google Earth or Search any of this. Other than an occasional error in blurring some island bases, or smudged images of underwater arrays, it is impossible to locate all these advanced technological devices. They even paint fake clouds over some of our island installations to keep prying eyes away.

I have been shown some of these images by civilian friends. That is the reason I know this. I completely understand your concern for human safety, and here is the kicker. We are shown videos in our training of catastrophic destruction to our homeland by very sophisticated weapons, then told that these will be the consequences if we don’t fly.

Our efforts in building a defensive atmospheric weapon shield are the only missions of its kind in the world. We are paid more than any other pilot for our service, other than Air Force One pilots who make as much or more and are kept in a dark, secret world for their own protection. They tell us that secrecy is our protection, and not to listen to any public rhetoric.

We all know about cyber program flash-point or FP- 03 as it is known within the veteran community. This program is a self-destruct sequence that can be remotely activated from any ground, water surface, underwater base, as well as any other air mobile unit. The signal is encrypted through three satellites and cannot be jammed or blocked. At any given moment you could have only 15 seconds to make your peace with your God. They tell us that FP exists to keep planes from accidentally going down in heavily populated areas. They can remotely detonate our planes over safe zones, but in the back of your minds, our minds, we’re pretty sure this is a fail-safe program to keep pilots from turning over assets to any public, private, or civilian authorities.

Have you ever seen any member of the crew survive the few crashes that have occurred? Every plane that has gone down was completely destroyed … for good reason, I am sure. We risk our lives in more ways than one, every single time we fly, especially during night flights. They are ordering us to fly at lower and lower altitudes. We feel like a massive “Dark Force Empire”of crop dusters, and know that one night Bubba, or Billy Joel, will fire there long rifles at us when we spray their moonshine-making operation, or pass over an illegal Mary Jane crop.

I know for a fact that some planes have been shot at, and subsequently brought down by mostly Russian, Chinese, and Korean weaponry, but the media will never cover these events as they are not allowed to report on our flights either. That must be true, for I have yet to see a detailed or in lengthy report of our missions on any public venue other than conspiracy shows and anti-government websites.

I risk everything for disclosing so much information and you will find very few like me. Even my own flight crew would have me arrested and court martialed if they knew of this dialogue. That is why I cannot email you directly, but from what your cousin tells me you are also risking everything just to get this information out to your colleagues.

I salute you sir, for standing up to the establishment and Big Brother. I would love to go home tomorrow and not rack up one more single minute of flight time, except for a sweet little Piper Cub, or Rat Tail Barn Racer. I miss those beautiful blue skies from my youth, and I am ashamed for hazing over that dream.

More importantly, maybe my fellow pilots will read or hear about this, and decide to come forward as well. I only know a small fraction of the larger picture, as they compartmentalize everything. Should I become aware of any new significant developments I will email your cousin.

The man I have contact with says he senses a wavering within the ranks, and that a kind of mutiny is beginning to boil to the surface of this whole geoengineering global whitewashing, if you catch my drift. My cousin still has friends in high places too, so he is helping to protect the pilot.

. . . . .

This came December 11.

Last word from the pilot and I quote. “All pilots on leave are required to report to their CO by Dec 15th for special training operations, to qualify for Indigo Phase 2 flights, expected to be initiated by January 21.”

Those were his words, not the actual Air Force message. He wanted me to stress that. He believes that the focus of their flights will be moved to areas east of California and Texas, in order to advance the drought further into the heartland; plus, he feels that a very new and extremely toxic chemtrail mix is going to be sprayed, using new technology that makes these special chemtrails completely invisible. “Atmosphere shield of protection”, he doesn’t believe that either. So that is the end of the message from this chemtrail pilot.

From my own experience I’ve had a lot of contact with this guy for six months via the Internet, and basically everything he told me has turned out to be true, so I have no reason to doubt any of this, and hope you forward it.

This also points out how difficult it is to fight this program because people inside the program are not subject to public opinion or exposed to public information sources. Therefore, we need to brainstorm and come up with the way to shut down this program, as it is actually heating the planet, and killing everything with elevated UV rays, and toxic metals.

Thank you for listening.

Conclusion

An active chemtrail pilot has quite courageously stepped out of the shadows at great risk to his career and his life. Such a sacrifice ought to compel the fast-growing community of anti-chemtrail advocates to disseminate his much needed message. Raising the worldwide awareness around this pilot’s unprecedented disclosures is essential toward shutting down the current form of global geoengineering.

Operation Indigo Skyfold has been OUTED. We now know its name. We now know how it works. We have been informed that it is being expanded in 2015 and is now more dangerous than ever.

In closing it appears that:

Chemtrails must be stopped BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

&

Geoengineering must be terminated BY EVERY MEANS POSSIBLE!

State of the Nation
February 4, 2015

Author’s Note

Question: Have you noticed that 2015 has seen more spraying than ever — EVERYWHERE? It’s true, the chemtrailing is now totally out of control.

It has never been so important to post information like this on health blogs, environmental websites, social networks, alternative news sites, videos, and everywhere chemtrails are mentioned in order to broaden as many peoples’ awareness as possible! The ongoing environmental disaster and health catastrophe caused by chemtrails presents a great opportunity for people of all races and religions, nationalities and societies to cooperate, and unite around the protection of humanity and the preservation of the Biosphere.

References

CHEMTRAILS: There is NO Debate!
Chemtrails Explained; HAARP Exposed; Geoengineering Expounded
CHEMTRAILS : The Biggest Coverup of All Time
CHEMTRAILS: A Planetary Catastrophe Created by Geoengineering (UPDATED)
CHEMTRAILS: Covert And Ongoing Crimes Against Humanity
Geoengineered Weather Patterns Wreaking Havoc Across Planet
The Government-Coordinated CHEMTRAIL Conspiracy Continues Unabated
The US Government Commits Chemical Assault Against Its Citizens

Addendum

Photos shown below were taken from the YouTube video posted above.

State of the Nation: The True Chris Kyle Story Finally Comes Out



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Thanks to CC.

Why are so many military ‘American Heroes’ manufactured by the Mainstream Media?

Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ has all the markings of a typical U.S. Military-CIA-Hollywood production

State of the Nation

Something has been very wrong with the Chris Kyle story from the very beginning.  The circumstances and timing around his death are particularly troubling.  As usual with the violent death of a high profile individual, the entire incident seemed staged and unreal.

Many inflammatory statements in Kyle’s book are also troubling.  Various public comments that Chris has made about key events in war and after his return are equally disturbing.  Undoubtedly there has been something very heavy going on in the background for perhaps his entire military career.

His deliberate and outrageous lie about beating up Jesse Ventura*, which was actually written in a book draft, is particularly suspect. Was it the case of a fabricated hero (Chris Kyle) being used to take down an ex-Governor and ex-Navy Seal (Jesse Ventura) because Jesse has clearly left their reservation?  Like him or not, Jesse V. is clearly his own man.  And he has made it his business to expose many a coverup and crime by the U.S. Government.  That Jesse was then compelled to file a lawsuit (which he decisively won to the tune of $1.8 million) against Kyle’s estate speaks volumes about who is really calling the shots.

*Kyle describes beating up a former Navy SEAL (“Scruff Face”) after the SEAL claims American soldiers deserved to die in Iraq.   Early drafts of the book identified the SEAL as Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota and famed professional wrestler, but Kyle’s publishers removed the name for fear of a lawsuit.[1]

When it comes right down to it, do we really know Kyle’s actual record as a sniper during the Iraq war?  Is there reason to believe the Mainstream Media (MSM) about any of the details surrounding Kyle’s ‘accomplishments’, particularly during these days of perpetual war.  After all, “truth is ALWAYS the first casualty of war”.  Furthermore, the MSM has proven itself to be completely untrustworthy concerning the reporting of any reals facts or truths, accurate information or data about anything under the sun.  So why should we trust their fabricated story about Chris Kyle.

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It all starts with the the NEXUS of the CIA, the MSM and the U.S. Military.

These three entities have complete freedom to concoct any narrative they want to, and then disseminate it as ‘gospel truth’.  No one is looking over their shoulder — EVER!  The United States Armed Services can execute any military mission it chooses when the Commander-in-Chief gives the order.  The CIA can conduct any false flag operation, coup d’état, or proxy war anywhere in the world by invoking  ‘National Security’.  As for the MSM, especially Hollywood, they misrepresent more than they tell the truth about everything and anything.  Who’s to stop them, except an occasional lawsuit from a billionaire.

Now that we have established the USA ground rules, it’s much easier to understand how these three entities working closely together can piece together a ‘character’ like Chris Kyle.  Properly understanding the context of the illicit war in Iraq is extremely critical to understanding the fiction of Kyle.  If any of his exploits are true, then basically he killed in cold blood a lot of men who were simply defending their country from an unprovoked invasion that will eventually be proven to be a war crime of epic proportions.

How does shooting a person in the back or the head or the heart qualify one as a hero. What was Kyle doing in Iraq in the first place.  Was he or his country ever threatened by anyone in Iraq?  The truth of the matter is that he was a contract killer sent there as a mercenary on behalf of corporate interests he will never even know.  Like we said, he was a creation of the war machine who had a good aim, if the official Seal narrative is to be believed.

Unfortunately for Chris Kyle, he proved to be such a loaded canon in other ways as well that his masters apparently felt the need to neutralize him … on their home turf, mind you. Here’s the back story that you will never see anywhere in the MSM. As follows:

“Chris Kyle (American Sniper) was Killed At Super Elite Presidential Faciilty to Shut Him Up”

Chris Kyle was killed not at a shooting range on his property on the back 40 as we are told.  He was killed at a SUPER ELITE multi-million dollar facility called “Rough Creek Lodge”.  This is a four star facility where George W. Bush keeps a 1300 square foot private suite with high security bedrooms!  This suite also includes a Bose system, HDTV, soaking tub, large stone shower with an adjoining library.   There is also an LBJ suite there as well.

This is a VERY elite facility with famous chefs cooking all the meals.  This facility has a water park and tennis courts.  The five Supreme Court Justices that put Bush in office meet there regularly.  The generation of power brokers who planned the Kennedy assassination meet there regularly.  It’s a big GOP, Defense Contractor, and Banking hangout and is one of the most exclusive resorts in the United States.

Chris Kyle was killed on a multi-million dollar resort in a perfectly controlled environment with range supervisors, loaders, a target placement crew … and nobody saw anything!   The DVDs and HD security video all disappeared.  None of the staff knew anything.  You can look up “Rough Creek” Texas; it’s about an hour outside of Dallas.   So Chris Kyle was killed at the most exclusive shooting range in the country with outdoor air conditioning and every luxury you can imagine and every safety measure possible.  The Mainstream Media simply lied about everything as usual.

They had to shut up Chris Kyle because they didn’t want him to ruin his extraordinary propaganda value.  Chris Kyle said he killed 30 people in New Orleans during Katrina.  Many other shocking truths about Chris Kyle are discussed in the same interview with Gordon Duff.

In the end, this is what can be said about the whole fabricated affair: Chris Kyle was killed to shut him up so they could milk his story for money and give America a twisted hero to worship to feel good about the millions we have killed in our illegal wars for Daddy Bush and the World Shadow Government running the USA![2]

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Not quite the same story that was told by the MSM, is it?  

And yet it is so typical of almost every heroic narrative to come out of any war zone that the US of A has created since World War II.  The point here is not to rain on Chris Kyle’s parade.  His death is no less tragic even though he was apparently murdered in cold blood. He was certainly used unwittingly by those who were in the position to do so.  However, The forces at work on and around him were so great that he never had a chance.

That’s the way it is for many of the real heroes, by the way, who come back from a theater of war and want to tell the truth.  The same interview referred to above produced the following predictable revelation about the many would be whistleblowers who recognized the drug-running operations being protected by the U.S. Military in Afghanistan.

Before Gordon Duff talked about Chris Kyle he talked about the many soldiers who are locked up in secret prisons for trying to blow the whistle on the US’s drug operation in Afghanistan that anybody but the most naive already knows all about.[2]

War is Hell; Perpetual War is Perpetual Hell

When a soldier signs up for a tour of duty, he or she essentially turns over their person — body and mind, heart and soul — to the greater glory of their nation, right or wrong.  Quite unfortunately for many Americans who enlist like the Chris Kyles of the world, they really do believe in the righteousness of the cause.  They are usually completely clueless to the reality that war is hell.  And, that an unrighteous war is a perpetual hell from which most will never be able to escape.

The vast majority of wars and conflicts initiated by the United States have been unprovoked wars of aggression.  This common type of illegal armed conflict represents nothing short of a series of ongoing war crimes in which every participant is actually a war criminal.  How often has the foreign press reported on the very real possibility that both George W. Bush and Tony Blair ( former UK Prime Minister) may be charged with war crimes committed in Iraq by declaring an unprovoked and unlawful war.

This is, incidentally, the very same war that Chris Kyle got caught up in.  According to TIME.com, “by the Pentagon’s count, U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle had at least 160 confirmed kills during four tours in Iraq between 2003 and 2009.”  Certainly, this statistic, whether it’s true or not, is not an achievement to be proud of.  On the contrary, the mercenary killing of foreign soldiers who are merely defending their homeland is the ultimate act of cowardice and shame.

Conclusion

Now it is easy to see why there is such a great push for the warmongers to fabricate war heroes.  Their ugly wars and uglier war machines do not make great advertisements.  Put a ‘war hero’ in the war machine, with lots of medals and accolades, and it is much easier to sell their criminal acts of naked aggression against defenseless countries and powerless peoples.

It should now be easier to see how anyone can be used in wartime when the high command sees to it.  Just as the high command ordered Chris Kyle’s execution at their posh shooting range known as the Rough Creek Lodge & Resort.

May Chris Kyle rest in peace.  And may the people of Iraq find it in their hearts to forgive those who brought so much unnecessary death and destruction to their once beautiful country.

State of the Nation
February 6, 2015

Endnotes

[1] American Sniper lawsuit: Chris Kyle told lies about Jesse Ventura.

[2] Chris Kyle (American Sniper) was Killed At Super Elite Presidential Faciilty to Shut Him Up

References

“American Sniper”: Humanizing and Glorifying a Mass Murderer for the Empire

Noam Chomsky Blasts “American Sniper” and the Media That Glorify It

Jesse Ventura Won’t See ‘American Sniper,’ Says Kyle Is No Hero

https://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/state-of-the-nation-the-true-chris-kyle-story-finally-comes-out/

 

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Chris Hedges: ‘American Sniper’ Caters to a Deep Sickness Rippling Through Society


$200 million in box office receipts is a measure of how messed up this country is.

Screengrab from ‘American Sniper’
Photo Credit: via YouTube/Warner Bros. Pictures

“American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth, a grotesque hypermasculinity that banishes compassion and pity, a denial of inconvenient facts and historical truth, and a belittling of critical thinking and artistic expression. Many Americans, especially white Americans trapped in a stagnant economy and a dysfunctional political system, yearn for the supposed moral renewal and rigid, militarized control the movie venerates. These passions, if realized, will extinguish what is left of our now-anemic open society.

The movie opens with a father and his young son hunting a deer. The boy shoots the animal, drops his rifle and runs to see his kill.

“Get back here,” his father yells. “You don’t ever leave your rifle in the dirt.”

“Yes, sir,” the boy answers.

“That was a helluva shot, son,” the father says. “You got a gift. You gonna make a fine hunter some day.”

The camera cuts to a church interior where a congregation of white Christians—blacks appear in this film as often as in a Woody Allen movie—are listening to a sermon about God’s plan for American Christians. The film’s title character, based on Chris Kyle, who would become the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, will, it appears from the sermon, be called upon by God to use his “gift” to kill evildoers. The scene shifts to the Kyle family dining room table as the father intones in a Texas twang: “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe evil doesn’t exist in the world. And if it ever darkened their doorstep they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. And then you got predators.”

The camera cuts to a schoolyard bully beating a smaller boy.

“They use violence to prey on people,” the father goes on. “They’re the wolves. Then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression and an overpowering need to protect the flock. They are a rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog. We’re not raising any sheep in this family.”

The father lashes his belt against the dining room table.

“I will whup your ass if you turn into a wolf,” he says to his two sons. “We protect our own. If someone tries to fight you, tries to bully your little brother, you have my permission to finish it.”

There is no shortage of simpletons whose minds are warped by this belief system. We elected one of them, George W. Bush, as president. They populate the armed forces and the Christian right. They watch Fox News and believe it. They have little understanding or curiosity about the world outside their insular communities. They are proud of their ignorance and anti-intellectualism. They prefer drinking beer and watching football to reading a book. And when they get into power—they already control the Congress, the corporate world, most of the media and the war machine—their binary vision of good and evil and their myopic self-adulation cause severe trouble for their country. “American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire. That it made a record-breaking $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday long weekend is a symptom of the United States’ dark malaise.

“The movie never asks the seminal question as to why the people of Iraq are fighting back against us in the very first place,” said Mikey Weinstein, whom I reached by phone in New Mexico. Weinstein, who worked in the Reagan White House and is a former Air Force officer, is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which challenges the growing Christian fundamentalism within the U.S. military. “It made me physically ill with its twisted, totally one-sided distortions of wartime combat ethics and justice woven into the fabric of Chris Kyle’s personal and primal justification mantra of ‘God-Country-Family.’ It is nothing less than an odious homage, indeed a literal horrific hagiography to wholesale slaughter.”

Weinstein noted that the embrace of extreme right-wing Christian chauvinism, or Dominionism, which calls for the creation of a theocratic “Christian” America, is especially acute among elite units such as the SEALs and the Army Special Forces.

The evildoers don’t take long to make an appearance in the film. This happens when television—the only way the movie’s characters get news—announces the 1998 truck bombings of the American embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi in which hundreds of people were killed. Chris, now grown, and his brother, aspiring rodeo riders, watch the news reports with outrage. Ted Koppel talks on the screen about a “war” against the United States.

“Look what they did to us,” Chris whispers.

He heads down to the recruiter to sign up to be a Navy SEAL. We get the usual boot camp scenes of green recruits subjected to punishing ordeals to make them become real men. In a bar scene, an aspiring SEAL has painted a target on his back and comrades throw darts into his skin. What little individuality these recruits have—and they don’t appear to have much—is sucked out of them until they are part of the military mass. They are unquestioningly obedient to authority, which means, of course, they are sheep.

We get a love story too. Chris meets Taya in a bar. They do shots. The movie slips, as it often does, into clichéd dialogue.

She tells him Navy SEALs are “arrogant, self-centered pricks who think you can lie and cheat and do whatever the fuck you want. I’d never date a SEAL.”

“Why would you say I’m self-centered?” Kyle asks. “I’d lay down my life for my country.”

“Why?”

“Because it’s the greatest country on earth and I’d do everything I can to protect it,” he says.

She drinks too much. She vomits. He is gallant. He helps her home. They fall in love. Taya is later shown watching television. She yells to Chris in the next room.

“Oh, my God, Chris,” she says.

“What’s wrong?” he asks.

“No!” she yells.

Then we hear the television announcer: “You see the first plane coming in at what looks like the east side. …”

Chris and Taya watch in horror. Ominous music fills the movie’s soundtrack. The evildoers have asked for it. Kyle will go to Iraq to extract vengeance. He will go to fight in a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, a country that columnist Thomas Friedman once said we attacked “because we could.” The historical record and the reality of the Middle East don’t matter. Muslims are Muslims. And Muslims are evildoers or, as Kyle calls them, “savages.” Evildoers have to be eradicated.

Chris and Taya marry. He wears his gold Navy SEAL trident on the white shirt under his tuxedo at the wedding. His SEAL comrades are at the ceremony.

“Just got the call, boys—it’s on,” an officer says at the wedding reception.

The Navy SEALs cheer. They drink. And then we switch to Fallujah. It is Tour One. Kyle, now a sniper, is told Fallujah is “the new Wild West.” This may be the only accurate analogy in the film, given the genocide we carried out against Native Americans. He hears about an enemy sniper who can do “head shots from 500 yards out. They call him Mustafa. He was in the Olympics.”

Kyle’s first kill is a boy who is handed an anti-tank grenade by a young woman in a black chador. The woman, who expresses no emotion over the boy’s death, picks up the grenade after the boy is shot and moves toward U.S. Marines on patrol. Kyle kills her too. And here we have the template for the film and Kyle’s best-selling autobiography, “American Sniper.” Mothers and sisters in Iraq don’t love their sons or their brothers. Iraqi women breed to make little suicide bombers. Children are miniature Osama bin Ladens. Not one of the Muslim evildoers can be trusted—man, woman or child. They are beasts. They are shown in the film identifying U.S. positions to insurgents on their cellphones, hiding weapons under trapdoors in their floors, planting improvised explosive devices in roads or strapping explosives onto themselves in order to be suicide bombers. They are devoid of human qualities

“There was a kid who barely had any hair on his balls,” Kyle says nonchalantly after shooting the child and the woman. He is resting on his cot with a big Texas flag behind him on the wall. “Mother gives him a grenade, sends him out there to kill Marines.”

Enter The Butcher—a fictional Iraqi character created for the film. Here we get the most evil of the evildoers. He is dressed in a long black leather jacket and dispatches his victims with an electric drill. He mutilates children—we see a child’s arm he amputated. A local sheik offers to betray The Butcher for $100,000. The Butcher kills the sheik. He murders the sheik’s small son in front of his mother with his electric drill. The Butcher shouts: “You talk to them, you die with them.”

Kyle moves on to Tour Two after time at home with Taya, whose chief role in the film is to complain through tears and expletives about her husband being away. Kyle says before he leaves: “They’re savages. Babe, they’re fuckin’ savages.”

He and his fellow platoon members spray-paint the white skull of the Punisher from Marvel Comics on their vehicles, body armor, weapons and helmets. The motto they paint in a circle around the skull reads: “Despite what your momma told you … violence does solve problems.”

“And we spray-painted it on every building and walls we could,” Kyle wrote in his memoir, “American Sniper.” “We wanted people to know, we’re here and we want to fuck with you. …You see us? We’re the people kicking your ass. Fear us because we will kill you, motherfucker.”

The book is even more disturbing than the film. In the film Kyle is a reluctant warrior, one forced to do his duty. In the book he relishes killing and war. He is consumed by hatred of all Iraqis. He is intoxicated by violence. He is credited with 160 confirmed kills, but he notes that to be confirmed a kill had to be witnessed, “so if I shot someone in the stomach and he managed to crawl around where we couldn’t see him before he bled out he didn’t count.”

Kyle insisted that every person he shot deserved to die. His inability to be self-reflective allowed him to deny the fact that during the U.S. occupation many, many innocent Iraqis were killed, including some shot by snipers. Snipers are used primarily to sow terror and fear among enemy combatants. And in his denial of reality, something former slaveholders and former Nazis perfected to an art after overseeing their own atrocities, Kyle was able to cling to childish myth rather than examine the darkness of his own soul and his contribution to the war crimes we carried out in Iraq. He justified his killing with a cloying sentimentality about his family, his Christian faith, his fellow SEALs and his nation. But sentimentality is not love. It is not empathy. It is, at its core, about self-pity and self-adulation. That the film, like the book, swings between cruelty and sentimentality is not accidental.

“Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonesty, the inability to feel,” James Baldwin reminded us. “The wet eyes of the sentimentalist betray his aversion to experience, his fear of life, his arid heart; and it is always, therefore, the signal of secret and violent inhumanity, the mask of cruelty.”

“Savage, despicable evil,” Kyle wrote of those he was killing from rooftops and windows. “That’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy ‘savages.’… I only wish I had killed more.” At another point he writes: “I loved killing bad guys. … I loved what I did. I still do … it was fun. I had the time of my life being a SEAL.” He labels Iraqis “fanatics” and writes “they hated us because we weren’t Muslims.” He claims “the fanatics we fought valued nothing but their twisted interpretation of religion.”

“I never once fought for the Iraqis,” he wrote of our Iraqi allies. “I could give a flying fuck about them.”

He killed an Iraqi teenager he claimed was an insurgent. He watched as the boy’s mother found his body, tore her clothes and wept. He was unmoved.

He wrote: “If you loved them [the sons], you should have kept them away from the war. You should have kept them from joining the insurgency. You let them try and kill us—what did you think would happen to them?”

“People back home [in the U.S.], people who haven’t been in war, at least not that war, sometimes don’t seem to understand how the troops in Iraq acted,” he went on. “They’re surprised—shocked—to discover we often joked about death, about things we saw.”

He was investigated by the Army for killing an unarmed civilian. According to his memoir, Kyle, who viewed all Iraqis as the enemy, told an Army colonel: “I don’t shoot people with Korans. I’d like to, but I don’t.” The investigation went nowhere.

Kyle was given the nickname “Legend.” He got a tattoo of a Crusader cross on his arm. “I wanted everyone to know I was a Christian. I had it put in red, for blood. I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting,” he wrote. “I always will.” Following a day of sniping, after killing perhaps as many as six people, he would go back to his barracks to spent his time smoking Cuban Romeo y Julieta No. 3 cigars and “playing video games, watching porn and working out.” On leave, something omitted in the movie, he was frequently arrested for drunken bar fights. He dismissed politicians, hated the press and disdained superior officers, exalting only the comradeship of warriors. His memoir glorifies white, “Christian” supremacy and war. It is an angry tirade directed against anyone who questions the military’s elite, professional killers.

“For some reason, a lot of people back home—not all people—didn’t accept that we were at war,” he wrote. “They didn’t accept that war means death, violent death, most times. A lot of people, not just politicians, wanted to impose ridiculous fantasies on us, hold us to some standard of behavior that no human being could maintain.”

The enemy sniper Mustafa, portrayed in the film as if he was a serial killer, fatally wounds Kyle’s comrade Ryan “Biggles” Job.  In the movie Kyle returns to Iraq—his fourth tour—to extract revenge for Biggles’ death. This final tour, at least in the film, centered on the killing of The Butcher and the enemy sniper, also a fictional character. As it focuses on the dramatic duel between hero Kyle and villain Mustafa the movie becomes ridiculously cartoonish.

Kyle gets Mustafa in his sights and pulls the trigger. The bullet is shown leaving the rifle in slow motion. “Do it for Biggles,” someone says. The enemy sniper’s head turns into a puff of blood.

“Biggles would be proud of you,” a soldier says. “You did it, man.”

His final tour over, Kyle leaves the Navy. As a civilian he struggles with the demons of war and becomes, at least in the film, a model father and husband and works with veterans who were maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan. He trades his combat boots for cowboy boots.

The real-life Kyle, as the film was in production, was shot dead at a shooting range near Dallas on Feb. 2, 2013, along with a friend, Chad Littlefield. A former Marine, Eddie Ray Routh, who had been suffering from PTSD and severe psychological episodes, allegedly killed the two men and then stole Kyle’s pickup truck. Routh will go on trial next month. The film ends with scenes of Kyle’s funeral procession—thousands lined the roads waving flags—and the memorial service at the Dallas Cowboys’ home stadium. It shows fellow SEALs pounding their tridents into the top of his coffin, a custom for fallen comrades. Kyle was shot in the back and the back of his head.  Like so many people he dispatched, he never saw his killer when the fatal shots were fired.

The culture of war banishes the capacity for pity. It glorifies self-sacrifice and death. It sees pain, ritual humiliation and violence as part of an initiation into manhood. Brutal hazing, as Kyle noted in his book, was an integral part of becoming a Navy SEAL. New SEALs would be held down and choked by senior members of the platoon until they passed out. The culture of war idealizes only the warrior. It belittles those who do not exhibit the warrior’s “manly” virtues. It places a premium on obedience and loyalty. It punishes those who engage in independent thought and demands total conformity. It elevates cruelty and killing to a virtue. This culture, once it infects wider society, destroys all that makes the heights of human civilization and democracy possible. The capacity for empathy, the cultivation of wisdom and understanding, the tolerance and respect for difference and even love are ruthlessly crushed. The innate barbarity that war and violence breed is justified by a saccharine sentimentality about the nation, the flag and a perverted Christianity that blesses its armed crusaders. This sentimentality, as Baldwin wrote, masks a terrifying numbness. It fosters an unchecked narcissism. Facts and historical truths, when they do not fit into the mythic vision of the nation and the tribe, are discarded. Dissent becomes treason. All opponents are godless and subhuman. “American Sniper” caters to a deep sickness rippling through our society. It holds up the dangerous belief that we can recover our equilibrium and our lost glory by embracing an American fascism.

http://www.alternet.org/culture/chris-hedges-american-sniper-caters-deep-sickness-rippling-through-society?akid=12721.321917.KzU8UJ&rd=1&src=newsletter1030924&t=9

Millionaires for Carbon Control! – #NewWorldNextWeek


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How to Block a Surveillance Camera: A DIY Art Tutorial from Ai Weiwei


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A wine opener usage George Orwell would approve of.

“When things get tough,” Neil Gaiman advised on in his fantastic commencement address on the creative life, “this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art.” One could easily extrapolate, “Big Brother on your ass — make good art.” Amidst recent outcries against the present-day surveillance state we live in, what else is there to do but make good art? Cue in celebrated Chinese artist, provocateur, and human rights champion Ai Weiwei. From Do It: The Compendium (public library) — the fantastic collection of famous artists’ wide-ranging instructionals for art anyone can make based on 20 years of legendary curator and provocateur Hans Ulrich Obrist’s project of the same title, which also gave us David Lynch’s tutorial on how to make a Ricky Board — comes this antiauthoritarian creative project from Ai Weiwei, a DIY way to stick it — spray it, rather — to Big Brother:

CCTV SPRAY

How to make a spray device to block a surveillance camera:

Do you feel uncomfortable, confused, disgusted, or even irate because of a surveillance camera fixed at the wrong place? To block its view, spray-painting would be the best choice. It is highly accessible, inexpensive, and effective. Moreover, it is a perfect gesture in presenting street culture.

It is difficult to spray on a surveillance camera at a high place directly by hand. Instead of carrying a ladder on the streets, it is more practical to make an adjustable, easy-to-carry, and low-cost spray device.

It is best to use materials easily found from daily life to create this tool.

He goes on to list the materials needed — a spray bottle, a wine bottle opener, a bike bottle cage, a bike brake bar, a screw, and a stick — with the instruction to “choose materials that are as practical and reliable as possible” and are also “cheap and easy to obtain.” He then moves on to the step-by-step “Production Procedure”:

First find a long stick of suitable height. Considering portability, a collapsible tree pruner is recommended. Then select a stable frame that can secure a bottle or a can. For example, a bottle cage for bicycles would be a good fit. After that, find a trigger and fix it at the top of the stick. A wine bottle opener is a good choice, because its flexible lever structure can reduce the force and distance needed to press the spray nozzle.

We also need a linkage device to control the wine bottle opener at the top. A bicycle brake bar is an excellent choice.

Finally, prepare screws and nylon ropes as needed.

Under “Usage,” he instructs:

First fix the wine bottle opener at the top of the tree pruner (a.01).
Then set the spray can into the bottle cage. Make sure the handle of the bottle opener is affixed to the right position, where it gives easiest nozzle control. Use screws to secure the bottle cage (a.02). Fix the brake bar at the other end of the tree pruner (a.03).
Secure the spray paint can and use a nylon rope to fasten the flexible shaft (a.04).
Adjust the height of the stick. Then connect the handle of the bottle opener to the shaft of the brake (a.05–a.06).

The homemade adjustable spray device is now complete.

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Tell the Department of Homeland Security Office of Civil Rights: “Stop ignoring sexual assault and rape at Karnes County Residential Center. Investigate immediately and commit to oversight.”


Have you seen this? Countless women have been raped at a for-profit detention center in Texas. But the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights has the power to investigate and hold this facility accountable. That’s why I signed this petition. Can you add your name, too?

Stop the sexual assault of women at Karnes!

Countless women have been raped at a for-profit detention center in Texas.Male guards at Karnes County Residential Center have open access to women detainees’ cells at any time of the day or night. Women detail an environment of rape and harassment, in which they are often told that they will receive assistance with their cases or money in exchange for sexual favors.

Attorneys from multiple firms have all launched complaints about the large number of women reporting the same stories of abuse–guards who call detainees their “girlfriends” and enter their cells late at night to rape them. Women also report being groped and assaulted in front of other detainees, including children. It’s downright horrific.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights has the power to investigate and hold this facility accountable. Can you join Human Rights First, the University of Texas Law School, and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in calling for a full investigation?

Sign here:  http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/Karnes_ck?referring_akid=.976552.E-mVup&source=taf

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