GSM NOW: Break Normalcy bias! NorCal wildfires; evacuation update; N95 masks ~ Ice Age Farmer


 

 

In this very unscripted, direct-from-the-heart episode, I implore you to look deeply at your daily activities, ensuring that you have changed any patterns that don’t make sense given the NEW reality: agriculture is failing, civilizational support systems are collapsing, and we must build a new future from the ground up. Full show notes on the IAF wiki: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/IAF… 1. Breaking Normalcy Bias 2. California Wildfires: Solar Storm? Directed Energy Weapons? Microwave from space? 3. Item of the day: N95 masks — SOLD OUT across San Francisco bay area: Qty 20: http://amzn.to/2ztZr8z

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Ole Dammegard | The Vegas Shooting: Inconsistencies & Strange Symbolism


In a rush this week, we have Ole Dammegard back to break down the latest tragedy, the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. Of course, because of Ole’s continued work dissecting false flags and terror events, he is one of the first to recognize elements at play that seem to follow the same template – a template that suggests these are highly planned and coordinated events, rather than the work of random, unmotivated, lone attackers. Our deepest sympathies to anyone who has experienced pain and loss due to such an event. To me, digging deeper into things that seem suspicious and inconsistent with media reports, is the best and most honorable thing we can do, short of going back in time. I know if I died in one of these situations, the last thing I’d want is for it to be a false flag situation that isn’t properly investigated. That said, what you’re getting here is a conversation about elements that don’t seem to add up, or contain strange symbolism/foreshadowing. We also discuss the major alternative theories and motivations. This is largely a synthesis of what we’re seeing so far, all alleged, and not everything can be fully vetted at this time. All we can do is examine it, and try our best to seek the truth. This isn’t fear porn. This isn’t capitalizing on a tragedy. Ole’s website: https://www.lightonconspiracies.com/

INFILTRATION: CIA Assets Planted in Mass Media ~ FADE to BLACK FADERNIGHT w/ Jon Rappoport : NMFNR Open Lines


Another Thursday…another Fadernight with Jon Rappoport and his No More Fake News Room Live…and tonight he tackles MK Ultra and Project Mockingbird, the CIA and how they are still running today…followed by open lines…

Air date: June 15, 2017

Freedom of The Press or Freedom to Suppress [PART 1 & 2]


PART 1: The echo chamber effect is at an all time high as the new world media conglomerate pushes back against those who are waking up. The echo chamber effect is the relentless “propping up” of your own beliefs with the goal to perpetually disunite the masses and prevent us from seeing the powers that be behind the curtain.

It is no coincidence that the corptocracy pushes world culture towards its own ends. In furtherance of its agenda of total control – we now live in a time where propaganda of US citizens is legal – what news is real?

So many events have serious questions surrounding them – from mass shootings to pizzagate – how can we place faith in the corproratocracy’s cultural media machine?

 

PART2: The 25 Goals of the Illuminati refer to the construction of the one world government and the subjudication of the global citizenry through corruption, immorality, and total control. We know the unholy alliance between the government and the world’s largest financial institutions have created the corptocracy – is there an even darker agenda than just global control?

The evidence of depopulation, the control of the media, and the abuse of youth by the elite – is the fake news phenomena a counter attack to the recent investigations into the global social control paradigm and the evil its leaders do?

The Social Media Exodus Has Begun. Here’s Where Everybody’s Going ~ Corbett Report


SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=21349

10 years ago, everybody was on MySpace. 10 years from now, the Twitters and Facebooks and YouTubes of today will be dinosaurs, abandoned by users sick of censorship and centralized control. Thankfully, the alternatives to these social media dinosaurs are already here, and they’re blockchain-based, torrent friendly, decentralized and censorship resistant.

Ep. 582 FADE to BLACK FADERNIGHT w/ Jon Rappoport : NMFNR Open-lines : LIVE


This is our last show for 2016… it’s Fadernight w/ Jon Rappoport and his No More Fake News Room, Live…followed by open lines…taking calls from all around the world…we’ll see you next week and next year…2017.

World Class Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: “We All Lie For The CIA”


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March 29, 2016

msmAccording to a recent Gallup poll, only 4 out of 10 Americans trust the mass media. However, this ostensibly optimistic number is likely due to Americans simply distrusting the mainstream media sect which is not in line with their side of the two party paradigm.

Liberals have a hard time believing FOX News while conservatives have a hard time believing MSNBC. In the meantime, however, according to Dr. Ulfkotte, all of them are manipulating you, for the same goal — to sell you war.

In an interview with RT,  Dr. Udo Ulfkotte dropped a bombshell when he stated that the mainstream media writes under direct CIA pressure.

I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.

But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.

-Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, a top German journalist and editor and has been for more than two decades

Dr. Ulfkotte is not alone in his claims either. As Zerohedge points out,  multiple reporters have done the same and this kind of truthfulness is something the world needs more of.

One (out of many) great examples of a whistleblowing reporter is investigative journalist and former CBC News reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

She delivered a hard-hitting TEDx talk showing how fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

Another great example is Amber Lyon, a three-time Emmy award winning journalist at CC, who said that they are routinely paid by the US government and foreign governments to selectively report and even distort information on certain events. She has also indicated that the government has editorial control over content.

These affirmations of state media control, while a few years old, are more relevant now than ever. Americans are slowly but surely being drawn into World War III as the US continues to saber rattle with Russia and China — and they are being told to accept it by their televisions.

If these testimonies from former mainstream reporters are not enough, below is definitive proof that mainstream media is scripted.

In 2013, Conan O’Brien highlighted dozens of snippets from news outlets and the resultant video compilation is disturbing, to say the least. The crowd laughs at this footage, but the reality of this video below is incredibly disheartening.

In fact, O’brien has caught the mainstream media in the act more than once.

The question that should be asked here, is where are these talking points originating?

Many media stations are owned by the same company. Obrien’s videos touch on a controversial subject, but should it really surprise us that many stories are “scripted”?

Former news reporter Ben Swann points out “In most of these cases where O’Brien uses anchors from different TV stations all over the country reading the exact same script word for word, the source of that script is some kind of wire service.  This means those stations have subscribed to AP, Reuters, CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, etc wire services.  In those cases, the wire story will come down and a station reporter or producer will copy and paste it word for word into a newscast.  The problem with this policy is that reporters and producers simply take that content as gospel and no one in any newsroom ever bothers to fact check or verify if the wire story is correct.  Simply put, in a newsroom, if it is on the wire it has to be true.”

Unfortunately, the idea of the CIA manipulating media is not reserved for the realms of tin foil hats. The CIA admittedly conducts operations to brainwash the public through media control. This is known as Operation Mocking Bird.

This CIA operation began as the Cold War ramped up in the 1950’s. In an attempt to gather intelligence and influence public opinion, the CIA recruited journalists from across the United States. The program operated for nearly three decades and was deeply embedded in the fabric of American journalism. These compromised journalists provided the CIA direct access to some of the most prestigious media outlets in the country. The scope of the infiltration of the media was vast, encompassing newspapers, periodicals, press services, news agencies, radio and television stations, book publishers and foreign media outlets. A congressional investigation by the Church Committee exposed the vast propaganda program, stating:

“The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda.”

Respected journalist Carl Bernstein, writing about the depth of the CIA’s co-opting of media, wrote in Rollingstone in 1977:

“Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services — from simple intelligence-gathering to serving as go betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors without portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted – foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested in the derring-do of the spy business as in filing articles; and, the smallest category, full-time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad. In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.”

As the Free Thought Project reported last year, leaked emails from the State Department revealed that Operation Mockingbird is alive and thriving in modern-day Police State USA.

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“A Mosaic Of Facts” Media Weapons Of Mass Delusion ~ ZeroHedge


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Can you tell truth from lies in mass media? RT’s Miguel Francis-Santiago delves deep to try to understand the intricacies of information war. He meets media experts and puts together the Mosaic of Facts, showing how public opinion is manipulated, not just over the Ukrainian Crisis but throughout the world.

 

Trailer…

 

Full Documentary…

 

Hopefully it will get more people in the mainstream to wake up to the extremely dangerous situation which has developed in the mainstream media, which more than any single factor is leading the world to war.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-10-02/mosaic-facts-media-weapons-mass-delusion

Zen Gardner: “The Media Is A Tidal Wave Of Disinformation. Disconnect From It And Never Look Back.” ~ The Richie Allen Show


Media Fakery and the Distortion of History ~ James Corbett


Lionel of LionelMedia.com joins us today for an epic discussion on fake stories in the media and the manipulation of the historical record. We discuss the fake Syria sniper boy video, the Corbett/Lionel law, and the importance of self-correction. As an added bonus, James reveals his biggest boner to the audience! SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=13006

Three Ebola Stories the Mainstream Media Literally Scrubbed From the Internet


Kimberly Paxton
www.TheDailySheeple.com
October 9th, 2014

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There’s a mysterious phenomenon that keeps happening to alternative media journalists lately, and it seems to be a side effect of Ebola.

Mainstream stories are being removed from the internet without a trace.

The first I heard of this was when a colleague, Mac Slavo, of SHTFplan wrote an article entitled “Disaster Teams Were Notified Months Ago They Would Be Activated in October”. The article was based on a twitter exchange with a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in “high risk events”.

“DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.”

Twitter exchange:

What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October. #Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals. The wait is over!

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

@FutureMoneyTren DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. Source: current DART member.

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

Be prepared to self quarantine yourselves if you experience flu like symptoms. Do not venture out as EMS & hospitals will be overwhelmed.

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

There is speculation that this #DallasEbola case is not Ebola. DART teams were told months ago they would be activated in October.

— GoldenStateFIRE/EMS (@GoldenStateEMS) September 30, 2014

Wisely, Slavo linked to an archive of the screenshot.

dart_teams_were_notified_months_ago_they_would_be_activated_in_october_ebola_twitter

And I say wisely because the Twitter account involved was subsequently CLOSED.  Here’s the link:

https://twitter.com/GoldenStateEMS/status/517093803212042242

and here’s what you now get when you go to it.

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I said, “Wow, that’s pretty weird. Sounds like you were definitely on to something.”  And then I put it out of my mind, because…EBOLA.  We got incredibly busy bringing you the most comprehensive information on the Ebola situation that can be found on any alternative news website.

But then, this happened…TWICE.  Shortly after we quoted a mainstream source in a story that pointed out inconsistencies, the originally story got scrubbed from the internet.  It took all sorts of cache-searching gymnastics to prove that we weren’t the ones lying and that something was definitely being hidden by someone.

The best thing about this is that you, the readers, have been the ones to point out the inconsistencies.

First, there was the story from an Israeli news source that said Thomas Duncan had died. None of the American sources said anything other than “Duncan is fighting for his life”. This was posted on Sunday, October 5th. Here’s a screen shot of the original story.

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But then, when I went in to moderate comments on the 6th, this appeared:

This must be a parody site akin to The Onion. I went to the link in your article (http://www.israelnationalnews…. and all it had was:

First US Ebola Patient Fighting for His Life

I went in and clicked our original link. Here’s a screen shot of what I saw. Ummm…what?

First US Ebola Patient Fighting for His Life   Latest News Briefs   Arutz Sheva

Hmm…well, that’s different, isn’t it?

But, sort of like a Ginsu knife commercial, that’s not all. The next issue was also picked up by a sharp-eyed reader, and this is when we realized, “Houston, we have a problem.”

When our reporter, Lily Dane, spied a little blurb buried waaaaaaay in the bottom of a CNN article, she had to write about it. After all, who knew that there were EIGHT confirmed cases of Ebola in Europe? We sure didn’t. Then, just a few hours later, I found this comment:

Is there an actual link to this? The CNN article linked has no mention of Ebola in Europe. I also can’t find any mention of cases in Europe.

Sure enough, the reader was again correct. Anyone noticing a trend here?

This one was covered up even better than the first one. Initially, using our Way Back Internet Archive Time Machine, we couldn’t find the cached page – just a big old field of whiteness where our quote had once been.  Then, Melissa Melton found a cached page with a Fox News article that had quoted the same thing Lily did. Here’s that picture.  (You can click on these to make them big enough to read.)

CNN page Europe cases

I contacted a nameless friend of mine with some mad computer skills, and he then found a cached version of the original CNN article. It was too big to get in one screen shot.  Click on the photo to make it big enough to read.

CNN one

CNN two

In response to all of these shenanigans, I sent out a memo to all of our staff. It said:

So over the past few days of our Ebola coverage we’ve had a recurring problem. Mainstream sources keep taking down information. Information is being blacked out. Sometimes when we try to find and archived version, the internet has been scrubbed of the information.

Readers follow the links we provide and discover the story says something totally different.

FROM THIS POINT FORWARD:

If you are writing something about Ebola, take a screen shot of whatever source you’re quoting. Make sure the address bar above shows in the screen shot.

This is absolutely necessary and there are to be no exceptions. Our integrity is at stake here.

Recapping:

  • IF YOU QUOTE ANYONE ABOUT EBOLA, SCREENSHOT IT.
  • NAME YOUR SCREENSHOT SO YOU CAN FIND IT EASILY – MAYBE WITH THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE.
  • EMBED THE SCREEN SHOT IN YOUR ARTICLE AS A PHOTO.

This has happened too many times to be accidental.

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So there you have it, Sheeple readers. This is what has been going on behind the scenes here.  We want to thank you for catching this – you guys make our site better. We vow to continue providing you with the most thorough coverage around. We’ll be backing up what we say with screen shots because we take our jobs, and our reputations for integrity and honesty, very seriously.  Please keep your comments coming, because it is you, the readers, who uncovered this issue.

What’s the common thread here? It sure seems to be Ebola.  What exactly is being hidden? And who’s responsible for instituting the memory hole? And WHY? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Resources:

Ebola Survival Handbook: A Collection of Tips, Strategies, and Supply Lists From Some of the World’s Best Preparedness Professionals

“Like” Pandemic Watch on Facebook

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Sealing Yourself In: Prepping for Bioterrorism, Chemical Disasters, and Pandemics (The NEW Survival Prepper Guides Book 3)

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How The Fake News Deceives The Planet


This clip shows you how the fake news works. It also addresses how your belief is used against you and how video news releases are being used around the world to deceive the planet. Do not be fooled and shut off your TV. In 6 months to a year you will be cured from this global deception.

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Malaysian Airlines MH370 and MH17. A Criminologist Questions: What are the Probabilities? Is it a Mere Coincidence?


Vladimir Putin is to Blame, according to the Mainstream Media

Four months after the vanishing of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was brought down by a surface-to-air missile.

Western Mainstream Media (MSM) hastened–on the basis of very thin evidence joined with the refusal to even mention other evidence–to attribute blame to the “appropriate” party, which in the case of flight 17 happens to be Vladimir Putin.

 Careful observers of the mainstream media processes are well aware that this sort of thing is what we are to expect, and undoubtedly helps explain the very low level of trust people place in MSM institutions.

 Here, of course with the leave of figures such as Anderson Cooper and Barack Obama, we are going to do some of our own thinking about, and analysis of, certain key pieces of evidence.  In so doing, we should not be surprised if we arrive at conclusions different from that which our Ruling Class masters would have us believe.

 First, let’s present the currently prevailing theory as to what happened.  K.T. McFarland, national security analyst at Fox, presents “three possible scenarios” pertaining to the attribution of responsibility.

Of the three “possible” scenarios McFarland presents (and one wonders exactly what scenarios are supposed to be impossible), McFarland (and many others) appears to favor the prospect that pro-Russian rebel separatists are responsible.  The theory is that motive and opportunity coincide in that group better than they do with respect to other potential malfeasants.

 Maybe the separatists are responsible.  But the case is hardly closed, and plenty of evidence that people such as McFarland choose to ignore should be considered as objectively as possible.

First, similar to Malaysia Airlines flight 370, there is evidence that contact with Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was lost in advance of the wayward event. Next, and once more like flight 370, we have evidence that the pilot of Flight 17 actually diverted–purportedly on the basis of a vague sense of being “uncomfortable”–the craft into the dangerous warzone region where it was shot down.

Next, reflect that, on the same day, 55 planes flew over Donetsk just as flight 17 did and that these flight patterns have been in place for some time.

The Normal MH17 Flight Path vs. the Warzone flight path over Donesk Oblast on July 17th

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And here is evidence reported by Zero Hedge that may be very important:

 “While there are various questions that have already emerged from what was supposed to be Ukraine’s “slam dunk” proof confirming Russian rebel involvement in today’s MH-17 tragedy, perhaps one just as gaping question emerges when one looks at what is clearly an outlier flight path in today’s final, and tragic, departure of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.

 Perhaps the best visualization of what the issue is, comes from Vagelis Karmiros who has collated all the recent MH-17 flight paths as tracked by Flightaware and shows that while all ten most recent paths pass safely well south of the Donetsk region, and cross the zone above the Sea of Azov, it was only today’s tragic flight that passed straight overhead Donetsk.”

 The Karmiros evidence could of course be wrong, but can we prove that it is wrong now, and can we be 100% confident that what the MSM tells us is true?

 And, if it’s wrong, why hasn’t the Karmiros evidence been refuted?  The answer to that is that it’s probably because it hasn’t received any discussion.  Why not?

 Next, here are a few other curious tidbits.  The flight 17 crash shares an anniversary with the demise of TWA 800, which AT’s own Jack Cashill has compellingly argued was, in fact, brought down by a missile on July 17, 1996 and subsequently covered up by the US government.  And, the maiden flight of flight 17 occurred in 1997 on the date of, you guessed it, July 17.

[Moreover Russia’s last ruling monarch of the Romanov family Tsar Nicholas II, together with his wife Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei were executed on 17 July 1918. Subliminal message to Putin? No doubt it’s another “coincidence”]

 So “17s” are everywhere.  To be sure, though, each of the items in the last paragraph is easily ranged under the heading “coincidence.”

But before we do that, there is one more piece of evidence to consider.  Upon having done so, we will synthesize all of the evidence by thinking in terms of probabilities.

 There is evidence at YouTube that seems to indicate that CNN recently used footage of a helicopter downing in Syria and represented it as depicting the downing of a helicopter, by pro-Russian forces, in the Ukraine (go to 2:39 for a photo comparison).

Now to the probabilistic summary.

Reasoning with probabilities is notoriously tricky, so we have to proceed carefully.  Fortunately, a simple coin flip analogy can be employed.  If you flip a fair 50/50 coin twice, four possible sequences can occur, and each has an equal likelihood of occurring {HH, HT, TH, TT}.  The equal likelihood of the possible sequences flows from the standard supposition that the coin flips are independent of one another, which is simply to say that an H on flip 1 says nothing about whether flip 2 will produce an H or a T.

The analogy with MH 17 is as follows.  If five months ago (before the vanishing of MH 370) you had contemplated the likelihood that the next two major airline disasters to receive massive global coverage would each involve Malaysia Airlines, you would have been justified in concluding that the likelihood was very low indeed.  By analogy, it would be like specifying only an {H, H} sequence as the outcome ahead of time (a {T, T} sequence would represent the same airline as having been involved, but not Malaysia Airlines).

 Now what the Western mainstream media are implicitly arguing is that MH 370 and MH 17 have no real link and are only connected with massive airline disasters in recent months by chance; they’re saying that it could just as well have been any two flights so linked (by analogy, {H, H} or {H, T} or {T, H} or {T, T}).  If this argument is valid, nothing at all should be made at all of the fact that Malaysia Airlines was involved in both instances, since all possible sequences are accounted for and no sequence is much more likely than any other.

And yet, the evidence presented in this article suggests that MH 370 and MH 17 are linked in ways that might not be due to chance.  Both MH 370 and MH 17 appear to have lost communicative contact, and both appear to have veered off course on very unusual routes.  How many aircraft of other airlines have done so in recent months, never mind how many of the 55 aircraft over Donetsk did so on July 17?  How many aircraft other than MH 17 had their inaugural voyage on the date of July 17?

These considerations suggest that, in fact, in the cases of MH 370 and MH 17 we might not be dealing with a “fair coin.”

In turn, the following very reasonable question presents itself: was Malaysia Airlines in particular targeted on July 17, and, if so, what ragtag rebel would have even been in a position to do that (especially given the route alteration, if true), and, if so, how did they accomplish it?

 One suspects that the MSM will completely ignore these considerations and will likely coalesce, for several reasons, around an account that blames the episode on an accidental discharge that Putin can nonetheless be blamed for given the hostilities in the region.

However that may be, one thing is almost certainly true: the likelihood that Western MSM would in any way, shape, or form discuss evidence implicating U.S. aligned interests in the demise of MH 17 is virtually nil, no matter how compelling such evidence might be.

Dr. Jason Kissner is Associate Professor of Criminology at California State University. Dr. Kissner’s research on gangs and self-control has appeared in academic journals.  His current empirical research interests include active shootings.   You can reach him at crimprof2010@hotmail.com.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/malaysian-airlines-mh370-and-mh17-a-criminologist-questions-what-are-the-probabilities-is-it-a-mere-coincidence/5392265

The Koching of America — and of PBS


PBS’ withdrawal of funding for a documentary on the Koch Brothers shows how public broadcasting has fallen under corporate influence.

A few months back the filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin got some bad news. The PBS funding that they had counted on to complete their documentary on campaign financing was being withdrawn. This setback came not long after PBS took the unusual step of warning David Koch (of right-wing billionaire donors “the Koch Brothers” fame) that he had been negatively portrayed in another of the networks documentaries, and giving them a chance to respond.

Lessin and Deal had good reason to believe that their setback was closely related to that incident. The name of their film? “Citizen Koch.”

Lessin and Deal found other funding and completed their movie, which was released on Friday, June 6. It’s a highly watchable and engaging documentary that uses Koch-funded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s calculated war on unions – which was straight out of the Koch Brothers playbook – as the narrative thread for a broader exploration of the corrupting influence of money in politics.

 

Tia Lessin told us about their experience with PBS on “The Zero Hour” last month, and also gave us some background on the film. The video of that interview can be seen above.

Jane Mayer of The New Yorker used the tale of Lessin and Deal, and that of fellow documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, to tell the tale of corporate wealth and its growing influence on the inner workings of PBS.

That is an important story that more Americans need to hear. After decades of seeing it attacked by the right wing, most Americans probably consider PBS a bastion of liberal thought – that is, if they think about it at all. The truth is that years of funding cuts have led to an increasing reliance on billionaires and their foundations. As a result, PBS (and its radio equivalent, NPR), while continuing to broadcast a great deal of fine programming, has increasingly come to reflect the agenda of “the one percent.”

This troubling development is also reflected in David Sirota’s reporting on wealthy investor John Arnold’s funding for a PBS program that repeated disproved talking points from billionaires who are hostile to public pensions and other publicly funded retirement systems. (Anti-Social Security billionaire Peter G. Peterson is married to Joan Ganz Cooney, who founded the Children’s Television Workshop.) Sirota’s article, amusingly entitled “ The Wolf of Sesame Street,” led to the network returning Arnold’s money.

But the problem still persists. The Public Broadcasting System isn’t really public anymore – at least, not to the extent it once was. Tia Lessin and Carl Deal have made an excellent documentary that is well worth seeing. (The trailer can be viewed here.) They have also, unintentionally, cast a spotlight on the fact that yet another independent news source is falling under corporate influence.

Richard (RJ) Eskow is a blogger and writer, a former Wall Street executive, a consultant, and a former musician.

http://www.alternet.org/media/koching-america-and-pbs?akid=11944.321917.RDNPCK&rd=1&src=newsletter1005442&t=23

Yes, There Are Paid Government Trolls On Social Media, Blogs, Forums And Websites


February 26th, 2014

By Michael Snyder

Troll Warning - Photo by Gil

Do you want solid proof that paid government shills are targeting websites, blogs, forums and social media accounts?  For years, many have suspected that government trolls have been systematically causing havoc all over the Internet, but proving it has been difficult.  But now thanks to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and revealed by Glenn Greenwald, we finally have hard evidence that western governments have been doing this.  As you will see below, a UK intelligence outfit known as the Government Communications Headquarters, through a previously secret unit known as the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, has been systematically attempting “to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse”.  This should be deeply disturbing to anyone that values free speech on the Internet.

It isn’t just that the British government is trying to influence what people are thinking.  The reality is that this is far bigger than a mere propaganda campaign.  As Greenwald recently noted on his new website, the “integrity of the Internet itself” is at stake…

By publishing these stories one by one, our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

So what techniques are the British using to control and manipulate discourse on the Internet?  According to Greenwald, the documents that Snowden has uncovered show that they are willing to sink to despicable lows in order to get the results that they desire…

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and(2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.

The following is a list of Internet infiltration techniques that were listed on one particular slide that Snowden leaked…

-Infiltration Operation

-Ruse Operation

-Set Piece Operation

-False Flag Operation

-False Rescue Operation

-Disruption Operation

-Sting Operation

You can check out this slide for yourself right here.

There is also evidence that the Canadian government has been involved in this sort of thing as well.  The following comes from Natural News

You’ve probably run into them before — those seemingly random antagonizers who always end up diverting the conversation in an online chat room or article comment section away from the issue at hand, and towards a much different agenda. Hot-button issues like illegal immigration, the two-party political system, the “war on terror” and even alternative medicine are among the most common targets of such attackers, known as internet “trolls” or “shills,” who in many cases are nothing more than paid lackeys hired by the federal government and other international organizations to sway and ultimately control public opinion.

Several years ago, Canada’s CTV News aired a short segment about how its own government had been exposed for hiring secret agents to monitor social media and track online conversations, as well as the activities of certain dissenting individuals. This report, which in obvious whitewashing language referred to such activities as the government simply “weighing in and correcting” allegedly false information posted online, basically admitted that the Canadian government had assumed the role of secret online police.

You can see a video news report about this activity up in Canada right here.

Are you disturbed yet?

You should be.

So what kind of people are the governments of the western world targeting online?

Well, when it comes to the U.S. government, all you have to do is to look at their official documents to see who they consider the “problems” to be.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered ‘Potential Terrorists’ In Official Government Documents“.

Sadly, the reality of the matter is that the days of the free and open Internet are numbered.  The governments of the world are increasing their control over the Internet with each passing day, and eventually a time will likely come when we will not be able to communicate openly like this any longer.

Things have gotten so bad in the U.S. already that even Google is spooked

A recent court decision that endorsed a broad view of the Federal Communications Commission’s authority over the Internet has Google and other Web companies nervous.

In closed-door meetings with regulators and Capitol Hill staff, Google’s lawyers have said they’re worried how the FCC may use its newfound powers, according to multiple people familiar with the meetings.

The extent of the FCC’s authority over Google and other Web services remains unclear, and the current FCC has given no indication that it is interested in pushing aggressive new regulations. But the possibility that the commission could begin telling Google how to organize its search results or handle its users’ data is enough to spook the company’s army of Washington lobbyists.

And this is just the beginning.

If you think that the control freaks that are running things now are bad, just wait until you see the next generation of control freaks.

For example, there is one prominent student writer at Harvard that apparently believes that free speech at her university should be abolished and that any professor that does not advocate for her politically-correct version of “justice” should be fired

A student writer at Harvard University is raising eyebrows after publishing her belief that free speech on campus should be abolished and professors with opposing views be fired.

Sandra Korn, a senior who writes a column for the Harvard Crimson newspaper, thinks radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy, and the First Amendment only hinders colleges from brainwashing students with her viewpoint.

“Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice,” states the subtitle of her Feb. 18 column, in which she insists Harvard stop guaranteeing students and professors the right to hold controversial views and conduct research putting liberalism in a negative light.

“If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals?” Korn asks.

This is what control freaks always want.

They always want to shut down those that are presenting opposing views.

They don’t believe in free speech and a “marketplace of ideas”.  Rather, they believe in shoving what they believe down the rest of our throats.

And now we have solid proof that the governments of the western world are paying people to manipulate discourse on social media, blogs, forums and websites.

So will there be great outrage over this, or will the apathetic public just roll over and ignore this like they have so many other times the past few years?

http://investmentwatchblog.com/yes-there-are-paid-government-trolls-on-social-media-blogs-forums-and-websites/#57mfKEO4w7ztOl67.99

US Media Provides “Branded Content” in Support of Hydraulic Fracking: “Native Ads” used to Promote Fracking under a “Progressive” Label


 

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MSNBC “Leans Forward” Into Running

 

Three years into its “Lean Forward” re-branding campaign, MSNBC has given new meaning to the catchphrase, leaning forward into running branded content promoting hydraulic fracturing (“fracking).

 

Looking to beef up its web presence, MSNBC has brought “Lean Forward” online with a new and improved website, calling it a “Platform for the Lean Forward, progressive community.” A key part of funding that platform: running “native advertisements” for America’s Natural Gas Alliance and General Electric.

 

“General Electric and America’s Natural Gas Alliance are the site’s launch partners,” explained an October 30 MediaPost article.

 

“GE, the first native ad partner for msnbc.com, will collaborate with MSNBC to deliver a content series that highlights how the ‘Industrial Internet’ and ‘Brilliant Machines Innovation’ are reshaping our world. America’s Natural Gas Alliance will be featured in sponsored polls in the ‘Speak Out’ section of the site centered on natural gas facts.”

 

GE, former owner of NBC, of which MSNBC is one of its many tentacles, is fully invested in the fossil fuel industry, with assets in fracking, coal, offshore drilling, tar sands, and more. ANGA is the shale gas industry’s lobbying tour de force, both at the federal and state level.

 

Native advertising – also referred to as “branded content” or “native content” – is quickly replacing banner ads and pop-up ads as the go-to channel of reaching consumers for advertising executives.

 

“Native content is a digital advertising method in which the advertiser attempts to gain attention by providing content in the context of the user’s experience, matching both the form and function of the environment in which it is placed,” explained a recent MarketingWeek article.

 

If banner ads and pop-up ads are “overt ads,” then native ads are best described as “covert ads,” akin to the controversial “video news releases” for TV news.

 

“The tricky bit is to not get too focused on traditional marketing and advertising, to integrate the story so that it feels seamless. There has to be a narrative. It can’t just be putting advertising into the editorial mix because then it feels incongruous,” Matt Elek, Managing Director for VICE Magazine said in a recent interview with MarketingWeek.

 

“The point of native advertising is that it has to be content because if you end up in someone’s newsfeed and you’re advertising, then it can have the reverse effect of what’s intended, they’ll feel tricked into having blatant advertising messages merged in.”

 

Federal Trade Commission Hearing on Native Ads

 

It’s the “feels seamless” part of the native ads experience that has garnered the attention of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

 

“[T]he blurring line between editorial and advertising — native ads’ secret sauce — has raised concerns that consumers are being duped. That in turn has caught the eye of the U.S. government,” wrote Ad Age.

 

On December 4, the FTC will host its first ever workshop on native ads.

 

“Increasingly, advertisements that more closely resemble the content in which they are embedded are replacing banner advertisements – graphical images that typically are rectangular in shape – on publishers’ websites and mobile applications,” says an FTC press release announcing the workshop.

 

“The workshop will bring together publishing and advertising industry representatives, consumer advocates, academics, and government regulators to explore changes in how paid messages are presented to consumers and consumers’ recognition and understanding of these messages.”

 

Advertising industry executives have already expressed concerns rthat egulations could be in the works.

 

“Part of the fear is that the regulators may ultimately decide that all sponsored content should be labeled because that’s an easy black and white line,” Linda Goldstein, partner and chairwoman for the advertising, marketing and media division at the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips said in a recent interview with The New York Times.

 

Fusing Advertising with Editorial Content

 

MSNBC is far from a lonely native advertising bystander, joined in the hustle by the likes of The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The New York Times, Associated Press and others.

 

A case in point: On September 10, Huffington Post Green ran a native ad article titled, “8 Cities Embracing Natural Gas” sponsored by ANGA.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-media-provides-branded-content-in-support-of-hydraulic-fracking-native-ads-used-to-promote-fracking-under-a-progressive-label/5356785

 

Chair of St. Peter, Robert Marques, Detroit bankruptcy’ blocked by Divine Province -back story- **PLEASE SHARE FREELY**


You and I, each one of us needs to “occupy” the role of the mass media to get this information out to the general public. If media refuses to report the truth, it’s our responsibility when we see or hear reports like this, to spread the news like wildfire BEFORE the disinformation machine gets the first impression by attempting to discredit, marginalize and nullify the credibility and integrity of the information contained therein. Much love and gratitude for your support and participation! Mahalo, Annette


Objector insists to judge ‘there isn’t a bankruptcy’ in Detroit because all global debts have been erased

There was a mixture of retirees, Detroit residents and community activists objecting to the city’s bankruptcy filing Thursday.

Then there was Robert Marques.

In the most unusual argument presented during the U.S. Bankruptcy Court hearing, Marques testified that he was there as a representative of “the Chair of St. Peter” — as in the Vatican.

Marques of Ohio said all of Detroit’s debts were wiped out on June 30 as part of “global debt forgiveness.”

He acknowledged that his legal arguments are unique, but insisted that they are based in fact. He also warned that anyone who doesn’t follow the orders from the Chair of St. Peter could be held accountable for war crimes.

“The City of Detroit, which is a legal fiction, is basically saying there is a bankruptcy,” Marques said shortly after he testified during the bankruptcy hearing. “The problem that most Americans don’t realize is there isn’t a bankruptcy. For one reason: All the world came out of global debt on July 1, 2013, when Iraq sanctions were lifted.”

Marques, dressed in a dark suit and a white tie, was among about 50 people who spoke during the hearing because they filed objections to Detroit’s bankruptcy by Aug. 19. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes held the hearing to give retirees and concerned residents a chance to speak.

The Chair of St. Peter is an actual chair that is housed at the Vatican in Rome and is believed to be a chair that was actually used by Peter, a disciple of Christ.

Marques said, “The Chairman of St. Peter is the Chairman of the Global Estate Trust. He is the Chairman over the Vatican.”

Marques, or his organization, filed a 21-page document with U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Aug. 19 and mailed the same document to a number of local Catholic parishes.

The document arrived in a large envelope with a picture of the city skyline emblazoned on it, said Ned McGrath, director of communications for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

McGrath sent out an advisory to all of the Detroit parishes to alert them to the document.

“To overstate the obvious, I would not encourage any contact with this individual and/or his website,” McGrath said in his advisory to the Catholic parishes.

Marques said he came to Detroit to inform the judge and Detroit residents that the city should not be in bankruptcy.

“We are not here to argue these points. We are here to state them in fact,” Marques said.

In court, Rhodes nearly had Marques removed for reading directly from the document he had filed and for going over the three-minute time limit.

Afterword, flanked by about a dozen followers, Marques declined to say where he lives or how many people belong to his organization.

He also repeated his warning that if the orders of the Chair of St. Peter are ignored, there could be consequences.

“If they do not respect that decision they will not fall under the authority of Roman Curia as public officials as will be held for war crimes and crimes against humanity,” Marques said.

http://www.freep.com/article/20130919/NEWS01/309190172/Detroit-bankruptcy-hearing-Chair-of-Saint-Peter

 

VIDEO: Jon Stewart Slams CNN for Chaotic, ‘Vomit-like’ Coverage of Mass Shooting in Washington


 

 

“It’s time we kicked those bastards to the curb.”

 

 

 

 

John Stewart ripped CNN apart on Tuesday night’s Daily Show for it’s appalling coverage of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting – specifically for drawing speculative conclusions in the absence of concrete facts.

 

“All of yesterday’s confusion in the reporting is not a mistake, because sadly the one thing in this country they should have great practice in covering are these horrific shooting tragedies and there are a ton of really smart people and good journalists who work at CNN and this is only five months after all the criticism of CNN ‘s chaotic Boston terrorism coverage including when they announced on air an arrest that had not happened,” he said.

 

Stewart concluded by saying that the “chaos and vomit onto the screen” that CNN displayed is a deliberate “feature, not a bug”:

 

“The lesson they take from this is, it doesn’t matter how much they betray our trust, we’ll keep coming back. We’re in an abusive relationship with CNN!” he said.

 

Watch the video

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Ed, note: Very funny! Okay John you nailed it, ‘cept for one thing…encouraging people to get off the couch, turn off TV news and explore Alternative News option still relying on investigative journalism for the facts…not rip and read reporters citing pre-written scripts from the AP news wire or editors desk. Ohhh, that’s right…if you did that people might learn these shootings are staged, right along with the news reports. As much as I love John Stewart, the show creates apathy by preventing many people from exploring other alternative news options since they feel like they’re already getting the “scoop” on corruption from The Daily Show or Corbett Report…which couldn’t be further from the truth, Stewart represents the “controlled opposition”. They give you just enough to keep you angry in fear, but offer no real solutions or remedy to regaining our sovereignty over the corruption in the “system”.

 

Jon Stewart ~ CNN Anchors Hold Split-Screen Interview In The Same Parking Lot


Published on May 9, 2013

Nancy Grace of Headline News and Ashleigh Banfield of CNN were in the Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday covering the Jodi Arias case. The two take a moment to update viewers on the Cleveland kidnapping story in a satellite interview that took place in the same parking lot, no more than 30 feet away from each other. Here’s what Jon Stewart of The Daily Show had to say about the incident.