The Madness of Normalcy

The Madness of Normalcy and The Psychopathic Society

“They must find it difficult …. those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” – Gerald Massey

ONLY MAKE BELIEVE

Who needs conspiracy theory when we live in such an obvious odious police state? The police are fricking storm troopers for Christsake…can’t you believe your own eyes?

Electrocution on the spot isn’t draconian? What? Is your memory only about a sound bite long? Yup…stupefied TVZombies doing the sieg heil follies, skating through Saint Petro’s Carnival. Scatological tubular lollipops as rectal probes at the homeland airport—and YOU think the ‘Tearists’ are gonna take your freedom away? Holy bimbo squat diddle.

But seriously folks…where are the serious folks?

Recorded Future: the panoptic maximum security state encouraging the ‘forbidden diary’ of Winston Smith; a twist on the Catholic ‘confessional’.
We write our own dossiers on forums, Facebook, through emails. Twitter, web searches, etc.
“The Revolution” is a prefabricated model intended for manipulation. “Tea Party” as an example. Wikileaks as provocateur. “Bla bla bla” as central casting dialog. Everybody sings along ’cause everybody knows this song.

Yea…I’ve had a belly full a smelly full of twisted fisted screaming sometimes not dreaming but I saw her turn and nod like a pod on a bean stalk winking a simmering shimmering sometimes glimmering blue eye like she was saying follow me which I did ‘tho I hid at he corners where she would turn around to be sure I was bound on her course of course on horse trodden ground where the hound bugled at the sound of the winky wanky voyeur.

And you can see this crap on Disnoid channel now. WTF? Mickey’s lingum and Minnie’s yani in rainbow colored diapers not even drawn in cyphers. Let it all hang out. My country tis of the thee devoid of sympathy of thee I sing. Land where the injuns died pumped full of pilgrims pride on every mountain side let the strip mines slide. Yes, hail to victory.

But of course, I don’t mean it in a mean way…just a rigid rigimortus right arm salute to the leader of the club that’s made for you and me.

So the world wide web is apparently some sort of alien demiurge dreamcatcher made out of sticky string theory. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, ‘cept for deep inside…gotcher prayer beads? “numb yummy ringo’s coy”? [that’s Nishran’s shitzu] Gotcher Bibles? Bogey @ 12:22?

All I can say is, “bring on the donkey”.

Nothing to see here folks, move along.

To Take The Romance From The Philosopher’s Stone

The very first thing to consider when one reads or hears the title of the manuscript known as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, is that this protocol has nothing whatsoever to do with Judaism but to cloak itself from what it is in naked relief underneath – psychopathic lust for political power. It is a grimoire of megalomania, the authors are worshipers of mammon, and they hold themselves up as gods. The combination is a mix of breed and creed, neither Jewish, Christian, Muslim or any other religious faith. Even attempts to characterize them as literal ‘Satanists’ is a misconception, they care nothing for anything but power and the wealth it brings. They are immoral, so Christians consider them ‘Satan Worshipers’. It is the Christians who believe in Satan, not this power elite. So they leak out fraudulent garbage to further the myths and hang up researchers in endless details of fantastical intrigue – the stuff of comic books.

The most predictable thing results in this; hangers on, wannabe’s and charlatans take up such nonsense and propagate it to appear important. And those who are successful to a point to get noticed and receive promotion and often financing from the mid level oligarchy that understands the importance of PR, and propaganda in perception manipulation. It is a veritable industry and the symbolism is cleverly used in logos and advertising to further the mythology. Everybody climbs aboard because it is hip, cool, “fraught with meaning.” Art directors, movie execs, science fiction authors, comic artists, fashion designers, and wanna be vampires, parade the charade.

And the Elite laugh all their way to their banks and estates. Some of this iconography is even done in fine arts, and the Elites may own and promote these tools as well. Some of the blue blood youth of these Elites may see it as a romantic persona for a time – until they are tapped for responsibilities. The “All Seeing Eye of Horus” is put on the shelf and real business is attended to.

Another thing to remember that much of this symbolism is secular and has meant different things to different philosophies throughout the centuries. The Romantic period of art, and sculpture, and architecture adopted many symbols and myths from classical Egyptian and Roman motifs, as an appreciation of technique and craft as well as subject. The fanatical “Christian” view of all of this as having to do with the devil is again, psychological projection on their part. The artists and philosophers of that era related to an entirely different paradigm, one breaking the trail for an expression of their ideals of Liberty, Justice, and Reason.

These Ideals themselves were then co-opted by the powers that be, the chic and popular thing of the day, and it’s rhetoric taken and spun for their own means. And as this movement in the minds of men, educated in greater numbers than any generation yet began to discover that Liberty was the rightful and natural state of the human being, the Elites became more determined to steal their thunder, and this is where and when the of the penning of the most referenced form of these Protocols, which had been around evolving through the ages, took shape this is the version penned by Weishaupt, the Illuminati version. This version evolved further with reference to technological advances by the early 1900s.

As an age of information developed, it was more difficult to remain behind the scenes, since their operations affect all of commerce, so distractions became more important, and were developed accordingly. Control of general education became a primary goal. If there was to be education, and that was quickly becoming a given, then they had to have a great influence upon it. Their interests are opposed to the general interest in the most extreme manner. The general population must not be allowed to comprehend this. This is why philanthropy became such and important cloak, and the “Humanities” had to be understood as their bastion of high moral fortitude in the eyes of the common people. Yes “the devil” is a liar and a tempter, and so are they, but it is a technique of the soulless, not those who believe in a supernatural power or force. They have no faith in anything but their own cunning. But they are not atheists, all humans have a belief system of some form or another, it is an epistemic necessity. This deep faux “Zionism” is far from agnostic – they believe themselves to be materially divine. After all they reason they are the puppet masters of the world. What else can divinity mean but that?

A more complex understanding of this will come in a later chapter, for the creed does have its beginnings in the Babylonian Talmud and the Kaballah, but these are not strictly Judaic either, having Babylonian, Canaanite and Egyptian roots in them as well as the Levites, a rejected tribe of the true Israelites, and their Torah.

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Thinking for yourself is the best way of not being led by the nose like a heifer to slaughter. A national security state is the very definition of a conspiracy.

The “psychology of ‘conspiracy theory” is very much based in naivete and ignorance of and misinterpretation of history.

On a basic etymological level the term ‘conspire’ defines itself: “to breath together” which is intimated as to “talk together”. Thus two or more individuals are required in order to conspire. Obviously this happens with such regularity among humans as to be totally unremarkable in any way.

So what is it in the idea of ‘conspiring’ that is found to be “psychologically suspect” by a certain group of conspirators – those who come together to talk about the devious concept of ‘conspiring’? This may be an interesting topic of inquiry in itself; that something so self-evident as the natural tendencies of human beings to talk and plan things together should be seen as in someway unusual and remarkable.

How is it that those who recognize the fact that people talk and make plans together are seen to be in some way emotionally disturbed and cognitively short circuited? Is it not more likely that those who find that which should be completely obvious, do not; are actually the ones who are suffering from cognitive short circuiting? Is this not a jejune and naive position to take? Does it not fly in the face of all of what we know about human activities and the history of those activities?

To put it plainly in street language, are not these so-called ‘psychologists’ the ‘weirdos’ that they are projecting others of being? I answer with a resounding YES, they are the ones who are crazy as shithouse rats.

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348 thoughts on “The Madness of Normalcy

  1. What Does “Normal” Mean?

    nor•malˈnɔr məl(adj.)
    conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; regular; natural.
    serving to fix a standard. .. of natural occurrence.
    Category: Common Vocabulary, Biology, Medicine

    approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.
    Category: Psychiatry

    free from any mental disorder; sane.
    free from disease or malformation.
    Category: Biology, Medicine

    being at right angles, as a line; perpendicular. of the nature of or pertaining to a mathematical normal.
    Category: Math

    (of a solution) containing one equivalent weight of the constituent in question in one liter of solution. pertaining to an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight unbranched carbon chain, each carbon atom of which is joined to no more than two other carbon atoms.
    Category: Chemistry

    (n.)the normal form or state; the average or mean.
    the standard or common type.

    a perpendicular line or plane, esp. one perpendicular to a tangent line of a curve, or a tangent plane of a surface, at the point of contact. the portion of this perpendicular line included between its point of contact with the curve and the x-axis.
    Category: Math
    Origin of normal:

    1520–30; < L normālis, from norma
    nor′mal•ly
    Princeton's WordNet

    convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula(adj)
    something regarded as a normative example
    "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
    normal(adj)
    conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
    "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
    normal(adj)
    in accordance with scientific laws
    normal(adj)
    being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development
    "a perfectly normal child"; "of normal intelligence"; "the most normal person I've ever met"
    normal(adj)
    forming a right angle
    Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

    normal(adjective)ˈnɔr məl
    usual or ordinary
    I'm just a normal guy.; It's normal for a young child to sleep around 12 hours a night.; These are more efficient than normal light bulbs.; Flight prices seem lower than normal at the moment.
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    Yup … normal is a conventional myth.
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  2. “Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.”~Thomas Henry Huxley

    “What do ghosts, UFOs, ESP, and places like the Bermuda Triangle have to do with quantum physics and string theories? How can explanations of paranormal phenomena coexist alongside of the latest scientific theories and be supported by them? The answer to the first question, it turns out, is a LOT, and the answer to the second one is “Quite well, thank you very much!” In her book PSIence, Marie D. Jones explores and encapsulates those paranormal phenomena (and many more) then goes on to describe in terms easily understood by laymen several of the current prevailing theories about quantum physics, the Big Bang, the Zero Point Field (ZPF), and the possibility that there is not one universe, but rather are multiverses that coexist side-by-side.”~Marie D. Jones
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    If one is to delve into PSIence, then one should follow it to is only possible conclusion:
    [1≡∞]

    “multiverses that coexist side-by-side” ultimately add up to ONE THING, the Universe:
    The Infinite NOW.

    And what this ultimately means is you are what you believe, you make it up as you go and ANYTHING goes. But this revelation does you no good in the Time-Space-Continuum of the meat-life. You are here Now of your own accord. It is material existence. We have agreed on the physical rules of this existence.

    Paradox divides the whole, there is only one which cannot be divided.

    Life in time, as a physical being is Paradox.
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  3. I didn’t quit 9/11. Because it happened on Earth, where physics defines a reality that can be discussed in context.

    The WTC blew up due to specific signature causes, not by a multitude of causes defined by personal theologies, be they ‘religious’ or ‘scientific’. You might as well claim NIST is as correct as anyone else if you are going to play to voodoo science.
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    Reply to Puddy Dunne at COTO:
    http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/benjamin-fulfords-urgent-message-to-humanity/
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    • Puddy and I do the headbang-boogaloo on that C1 Fulford thread…

      As far as I am concerned C1 is a perfect place for someone like Maxitwat, they should spin their woowoo yo-yo’s together, singing “Daisy Daisy give me your answer do…”
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    • Oh the fucking devil and demons and that shit again aye Boomer?
      The Jesus and Mary Chains? Hahahahahaha….
      They lock you up and throw away the Key.
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    • It is well to remember this Taoist adage: “Like is not”.

      It has to do with the recognition that all human language is metaphor.

      An example; A picture of a horse is not a horse. It is a picture first and foremost. It has ‘aspects’ of a horse, and is symbolic of the idea of “horse” and yet, it is NOT a horse.

      All symbology is the same, even numbers. Like is NOT.
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  4. Firestorm Over Professor Steven Salaita’s Sacking for Criticizing Israel
    Stephen Lendman – Activist Post

    Criticizing Israel publicly entails huge risks. Becoming persona non grata in politics, the media, business and academia may follow. It’s a career ender for most who try.
    Major/influential donor complaints got him sacked. The Los Angeles Times discussed how big monied interests control academia.

    Especially at state universities and prominent private ones. Salaita’s firing wasn’t the first time they “manipulate(d) university administrations into doing their bidding,” said the Times.

    “It won’t be the last. (I)t’s certainly one of the most disturbing examples of a bad trend.”
    “For any university, but especially a public institution such as Illinois, the encroachment of donor pressure on the administration is a harbinger of the destruction of academic freedom.”
    “Wealthy donors are able to step in and exert strong influence because public funding sources, such as the state legislature, have systematically withdrawn support for public universities.”
    They “seldom have an interest in independent, objective academic study; they’re interested in advancing their own notions of how the world works or should work – in ideology, not ideas.”

    Incidents like Salaita’s sacking happen when “questions of academic principle get reduced to dollars and cents – the university comes to believe it can trample (on) any principle, as long as there’s money to make it go away,” said the Times.

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  5. The Vocabulary of Cyber War

    At the 39th Joint Doctrine Planning Conference, a semiannual meeting on topics related to military doctrine and planning held in May 2007, a contractor for Booz Allan Hamilton named Paul Schuh gave a short presentation discussing doctrinal issues related to “cyberspace” and the military’s increasing effort to define its operations involving computer networks. Schuh, who would later become chief of the Doctrine Branch at U.S. Cyber Command, argued that military terminology related to cyberspace operations was inadequate and failed to address the expansive nature of cyberspace. According to Schuh, the existing definition of cyberspace as “the notional environment in which digitized information is communicated over computer networks” was imprecise. Instead, he proposed that cyberspace be defined as “a domain characterized by the use of electronics and the electromagnetic spectrum to store, modify, and exchange data via networked systems and associated physical infrastructures.”
    […]
    These vulnerabilities are “mostly unfamiliar to the kinetic weapons community, and are due to the complexity of the weapons, the dynamic nature of the ‘atmosphere’ of cyberspace, and the difficulty of gathering detailed intelligence about cyber targets.” A discussion on cyber weapon vulnerabilities in the lexicon argues that “the crowded nature of cyberspace and the proliferation of anonymizing technologies can work to both our advantage and disadvantage, in that attribution can be very difficult for both our adversaries and ourselves.” Once a network target has been “accessed and subverted,” the implanted cyber weapon should be “considered like a mine or an improvised explosive device (lED) where there are no longer any delivery considerations for the weapon, but only survivability and transferring of commands and updates.”
    http://publicintelligence.net/the-vocabulary-of-cyber-war/

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    • Select a term from the following list to read the full definition. All definitions are taken from U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Cyber Warfare Lexicon Version 1.7.6.
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      Yes indeed they are at war with the domestic populations of the whole planet.
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  6. “psychologically conditioned, the public will accept the stages of the New World Order as if they were self-evident.”~HG Wells

    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

    From ‘Propaganda’ by Edward Bernays

    • Are there any among us who cannot deconstruct the blithering nonsense Bernays puts forth in that quote above? He uses the term ‘democracy’ while he defines oligarchy. He speaks to a “smooth functioning society” as one that is manipulated and “dominated by the relatively small number of persons..”
      The cognitive dissonance verily screams from the page when reading Bernays.

      WTF people??? Just WTF?
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  7. What good is it when all you ever get is pain
    And you’re waiting for the gentle rain
    But the bus full of prophets is burning by the roadside…
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  8. “The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”
    – William Colby, former CIA director

    “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
    – William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting, 1981)

    “Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.”
    James Jesus Angleton, head of CIA counter intelligence from 1954-1974
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    • “There is quite an incredible spread of relationships. You don’t need to manipulate Time magazine, for example, because there are [Central Intelligence] Agency people at the management level.”
      –William B. Bader, former CIA intelligence officer, briefing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

      “The Agency’s relationship with [The New York] Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials. [It was] general Times policy … to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible.”
      –The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein

      The Agency’s relationship with the Times was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA officials. From 1950 to 1966, about ten CIA employees were provided Times cover under arrangements approved by the newspaper’s late publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger. The cover arrangements were part of a general Times policy—set by Sulzberger—to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible.” –The CIA and the Media, by Carl Bernstein
      . . . .
      So is the Colby quote authentic, or does it just put what we already know in a nutshell?

      See also: Dodd Report to the Reece Committee on Foundations (1954). This outlines how massive private wealth is hidden and used to change US Policy.

      “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
      ~George Orwell

      • Unfortunately the video with Hunt statement is removed, which I’ve seen various times. Good article.

        UHM: JESUIT DOMINATION VEILED BY
        DIVERSION AGENTS OF DECEPTION
        By: The Unhived Mind
        http://theunhivedmind.com/UHM/jesuit-domination-veiled-by-diversion-agents-of-deception/

        “Howard Everette Hunt of the CIA told you all in the video I have online, that “the Jesuit Order is the greatest intelligence agency on Earth” and that he did not know how they do it but they do! What does that tell you? I noticed that Eustace Mullins claimed that British Intelligence was the premier intelligence agency on Earth and the oldest. Well this is totally incorrect, the oldest intelligence agency is The Entity going back to the middle 16th Century and commanded by the Jesuit Order. This agency is far older than what has been made out, but what do you expect in a game of diversion today? The Entity are the greatest intelligence gatherers on Earth made up of Jesuits for intelligence and assassination. They are the Hashashins of today shall we say and you might be interested to check into Ignatius Loyola’s connection to the Hashashins again going back to their roots working together in the Crusades of old.”

      • Thank you for that input g888!
        Parsing the tippy-tip-top of the pyramid of power would be to my mind to take into account all of the interconnected agencies and parties thereof. All have one motto: “Might Makes Right” thus “The ends are justified by the means.”
        No doubt that it is not a “Religious” distinction, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Born Again Christianoids, etc…
        It is alas, the vaguely defined “Money Power”, secular in all but names.

        Review: ‘To Take The Romance From The Philosopher’s Stone’ in the body of the article above.

        HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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      • There is no “devil”, it is an excuse for the dark-side of human beings. The “devil” is not a liar, the concept of “devil” itself is the lie.
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  9. The Clear and Present Danger of the Repercussions of Sandy Hook

    “List of executive actions Obama plans to take as part of anti-gun violence plan 16 Jan 2013 The following is a list, provided by the White House, of [23] executive actions President Obama plans to take to address gun violence… Most interesting nuggets: 4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks… 16. Clarify that the Affordable [sic] Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes… 17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities. 18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers Fund ‘private security’ to explode the US police state. 19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.”
    . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Why “Executive Actions”? To rule by diktat, bypassing the Legislative and Judicial branches.
    We face this tyranny armed at this point. Are we now to give up our arms in face of such prima facea despotism?
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    http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/the-clear-and-present-danger/

  10. Dutch MH17 Investigation Omits US “Intel”. Fabrications and Omissions Supportive of US-NATO Agenda Directed against Russia

    By Tony Cartalucci -Global Research, September 19, 2014

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/dutch-mh17-investigation-omits-us-intel-fabrications-and-omissions-supportive-of-us-nato-agenda-directed-against-russia/5402970

    The absence of America’s so-called “intelligence” regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over Ukraine in a 34 page Dutch Safety Board preliminary report raises serious questions about the credibility and legitimacy of both America’s political agenda, and all agencies, organizations, and political parties currently behind it.

    The report titled, “Preliminary Report: Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17″ (.pdf), cites a wide variety of evidence in its attempt to determine the cause of flight MH17′s crash and to prevent similar accidents or incidents from occurring again in the future. Among this evidence includes the cockpit voice recorder (CVR), the flight data recorder (FDR), analysis of recorded air traffic control (ATC) surveillance data and radio communication, analysis of the meteorological circumstances, forensic examination of the wreckage (if recovered and possible foreign objects if found), results of the pathological investigation, and analysis of the in-flight break up sequence.

    Satellite images are referenced in regards to analyzing the crash site after the disaster, however, no where in the report is mentioned any evidence whatsoever of satellite images of missile launchers, intelligence from the United States regarding missile launches, or any information or evidence at all in any regard suggesting a missile had destroyed MH17.”
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  11. La Fonda
    It is claimed by the Baja Indians that when imbibed, tequila cured with a rattlesnake in the bottle would make the drinker immune to the bite of the snake.

    I have never been bitten by a rattlesnake, so I do not know the truth of this. But I do know that the tequila [Dmitri and I had 2 shots each in his office together] thus brewed is excellent of taste, mild on the palate and gives a psychedelic high which is nothing akin to being drunk.
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  12. Fear and Loathing in Amerika

    “Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them.”~Hunter S. Thompson – on the Iraq War

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/new-evidence-indicates-hunter-s-thompson-was-murdered/article/401718#ixzz3Dy1rSXhc

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  13. Maser
    A maser (/ˈmeɪzər/) is a device that produces coherent electromagnetic waves through amplification by stimulated emission. The word “maser” is derived from the acronym MASER: “microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. The lower-case usage arose from technological development having rendered the original definition imprecise, because contemporary masers emit electromagnetic waves not just at microwave frequencies, but rather across a broader band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Hence, the physicist Charles H. Townes suggested using “molecular” to replace “microwave” for contemporary linguistic accuracy.[1]

    When the coherent optical oscillator was first imagined in 1957, it was originally called the “optical maser.” However, this was ultimately changed to laser for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Gordon Gould is credited with creating this acronym in 1957.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maser
    . . . . . . .
    TOP SECRET
    Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
    Operations Research Technical Manual TM-SW7905.1

    “The people hire the politicians so that the people can:
    obtain security without managing it.
    obtain action without thinking about it.
    inflict theft, injury, and death upon others without having to contemplate either life or death.
    avoid responsibility for their own intentions.
    obtain the benefits of reality and science without exerting themselves in the discipline of facing or learning either of these things.
    They give the politicians the power to create and manage a war machine to:
    provide for the survival of the nation/womb.
    prevent encroachment of anything upon the nation/womb.
    destroy the enemy who threatens the nation/womb.
    destroy those citizens of their own country who do not conform for the sake of stability of the nation/womb.
    Politicians hold many quasi-military jobs, the lowest being the police which are soldiers, the attorneys and C.P.A.s next who are spies and saboteurs (licensed), and the judges who shout orders and run the closed union military shop for whatever the market will bear. The generals are industrialists. The “presidential” level of commander-in-chief is shared by the international bankers. The people know that they have created this farce and financed it with their own taxes (consent), but they would rather knuckle under than be the hypocrite.
    Thus, a nation becomes divided into two very distinct parts, a docile sub-nation [great silent majority] and a political sub-nation. The political sub-nation remains attached to the docile sub-nation, tolerates it, and leaches its substance until it grows strong enough to detach itself and then devour its parent.”
    http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/sw4qw/index.shtml#four
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    • At least 3 possibilities exist as to the validity of ‘Technical Manual TM-SW7905.1’:

      [1.] The document was uncovered quite by accident on July 7, 1986 when an employee of Boeing Aircraft Co. purchased a surplus IBM copier for scrap parts at a sale, and discovered inside details of a plan.

      [2.] The document was leaked by some insider with access to top secret documents, and the cover-story above was fabricated to obfuscate the truth of it’s release.

      [3.] The document is the result of the imagination of an outside researcher who has put together a plausible construction. Such constructions are quite common in the community of researchers, whether presented as original research, or presented as a covert ‘discovery’. The Iron Mountain Report, is very much in the same category as the document under discussion.
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      • Being as familiar as I am with the topic of social engineering, I would say that the third option above is the most likely, given the gist of this paper is more of an Exposé than a military manual.
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    • “Caution: A woman’s impulsive anger can override her fear. An irate woman’s power must never be underestimated, and her power over a pussy-whipped husband must likewise never be underestimated. It got women the vote in 1920.”~TM-SW7905.1

      Does this read like a military technical manual to you?

      Maybe in a Peter Sellers script.
      Not in the real military … grin.
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  14. Economic Shock Testing

    In recent times, the application of Operations Research to the study of the public economy has been obvious for anyone who understands the principles of shock testing.
    In the shock testing of an aircraft airframe, the recoil impulse of firing a gun mounted on that airframe causes shock waves in that structure which tell aviation engineers the conditions under which some parts of the airplane or the whole airplane or its wings will start to vibrate or flutter like a guitar string, a flute reed, or a tuning fork, and disintegrate or fall apart in flight.

    Economic engineers achieve the same result in studying the behavior of the economy and the consumer public by carefully selecting a staple commodity such as beef, coffee, gasoline, or sugar, and then causing a sudden change or shock in its price or availability, thus kicking everybody’s budget and buying habits out of shape.

    They then observe the shock waves which result by monitoring the changes in advertising, prices, and sales of that and other commodities.

    The objective of such studies is to acquire the know-how to set the public economy into a predictable state of motion or change, even a controlled self-destructive state of motion which will convince the public that certain “expert” people should take control of the money system and reestablish security (rather than liberty and justice) for all. When the subject citizens are rendered unable to control their financial affairs, they, of course, become totally enslaved, a source of cheap labor.

    Not only the prices of commodities, but also the availability of labor can be used as the means of shock testing. Labor strikes deliver excellent tests shocks to an economy, especially in the critical service areas of trucking (transportation), communication, public utilities (energy, water, garbage collection), etc.

    By shock testing, it is found that there is a direct relationship between the availability of money flowing in an economy and the real psychological outlook and response of masses of people dependent upon that availability.

    For example, there is a measurable quantitative relationship between the price of gasoline and the probability that a person would experience a headache, feel a need to watch a violent movie, smoke a cigarette, or go to a tavern for a mug of beer.

    It is most interesting that, by observing and measuring the economic models by which the public tries to run from their problems and escape from reality, and by applying the mathematical theory of Operations Research, it is possible to program computers to predict the most probable combination of created events (shocks) which will bring about a complete control and subjugation of the public through a subversion of the public economy (by shaking the plum tree).”
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    “Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes its laws.”
    ~Mayer Amschel Rothschild, 1743 – 1812)

    Today’s silent weapons technology is an outgrowth of a simple idea discovered, succinctly expressed, and effectively applied by the quoted Mr. Mayer Amschel Rothschild. Mr. Rothschild discovered the missing passive component of economic theory known as economic inductance. He, of course, did not think of his discovery in these 20th-century terms, and, to be sure, mathematical analysis had to wait for the Second Industrial Revolution, the rise of the theory of mechanics and electronics, and finally, the invention of the electronic computer before it could be effectively applied in the control of the world economy.

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  15. Descriptive Introduction of the Silent Weapon
    (Social Engineering)

    “Everything that is expected from an ordinary weapon is expected from a silent weapon by its creators, but only in its own manner of functioning.
    It shoots situations, instead of bullets; propelled by data processing, instead of chemical reaction (explosion); originating from bits of data, instead of grains of gunpowder; from a computer, instead of a gun; operated by a computer programmer, instead of a marksman; under the orders of a banking magnate, instead of a military general.

    It makes no obvious explosive noises, causes no obvious physical or mental injuries, and does not obviously interfere with anyone’s daily social life.

    Yet it makes an unmistakable “noise,” causes unmistakable physical and mental damage, and unmistakably interferes with the daily social life, i.e., unmistakable to a trained observer, one who knows what to look for.

    The public cannot comprehend this weapon, and therefore cannot believe that they are being attacked and subdued by a weapon.

    The public might instinctively feel that something is wrong, but that is because of the technical nature of the silent weapon, they cannot express their feeling in a rational way, or handle the problem with intelligence. Therefore, they do not know how to cry for help, and do not know how to associate with others to defend themselves against it.

    When a silent weapon is applied gradually, the public adjusts/adapts to its presence and learns to tolerate its encroachment on their lives until the pressure (psychological via economic) becomes too great and they crack up.

    Therefore, the silent weapon is a type of biological warfare. It attacks the vitality, options, and mobility of the individuals of a society by knowing, understanding, manipulating, and attacking their sources of natural and social energy, and their physical, mental, and emotional strengths and weaknesses.”
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  16. Usury and Political Power

    “What Mr. Rothschild had discovered was the basic principle of power, influence, and control over people as applied to economics. That principle is “when you assume the appearance of power, people soon give it to you.”
    Mr. Rothschild had discovered that currency or deposit loan accounts had the required appearance of power that could be used to induce people (inductance, with people corresponding to a magnetic field) into surrendering their real wealth in exchange for a promise of greater wealth (instead of real compensation). They would put up real collateral in exchange for a loan of promissory notes. Mr. Rothschild found that he could issue more notes than he had backing for, so long as he had someone’s stock of gold as a persuader to show his customers.

    Mr. Rothschild loaned his promissory notes to individual and to governments. These would create overconfidence. Then he would make money scarce, tighten control of the system, and collect the collateral through the obligation of contracts. The cycle was then repeated. These pressures could be used to ignite a war. Then he would control the availability of currency to determine who would win the war. That government which agreed to give him control of its economic system got his support.

    Collection of debts was guaranteed by economic aid to the enemy of the debtor. The profit derived from this economic methodology mad Mr. Rothschild all the more able to expand his wealth. He found that the public greed would allow currency to be printed by government order beyond the limits (inflation) of backing in precious metal or the production of goods and services.

    In this structure, credit, presented as a pure element called “currency,” has the appearance of capital, but is in effect negative capital. Hence, it has the appearance of service, but is in fact, indebtedness or debt. It is therefore an economic inductance instead of an economic capacitance, and if balanced in no other way, will be balanced by the negation of population (war, genocide). The total goods and services represent real capital called the gross national product, and currency may be printed up to this level and still represent economic capacitance; but currency printed beyond this level is subtractive, represents the introduction of economic inductance, and constitutes notes of indebtedness.
    War is therefore the balancing of the system by killing the true creditors (the public which we have taught to exchange true value for inflated currency) and falling back on whatever is left of the resources of nature and regeneration of those resources.

    Mr. Rothschild had discovered that currency gave him the power to rearrange the economic structure to his own advantage, to shift economic inductance to those economic positions which would encourage the greatest economic instability and oscillation.

    The final key to economic control had to wait until there was sufficient data and high-speed computing equipment to keep close watch on the economic oscillations created by price shocking and excess paper energy credits – paper inductance/inflation.”~Silent Weapons
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  17. Diversion, the Primary Strategy

    “Experience has proven that the simplest method of securing a silent weapon and gaining control of the public is to keep the public undisciplined and ignorant of the basic system principles on the one hand, while keeping them confused, disorganized, and distracted with matters of no real importance on the other hand.
    This is achieved by:

    disengaging their minds; sabotaging their mental activities; providing a low-quality program of public education in mathematics, logic, systems design and economics; and discouraging technical creativity.
    engaging their emotions, increasing their self-indulgence and their indulgence in emotional and physical activities, by:
    unrelenting emotional affrontations and attacks (mental and emotional rape) by way of constant barrage of sex, violence, and wars in the media – especially the T.V. and the newspapers.
    giving them what they desire – in excess – “junk food for thought” – and depriving them of what they really need.

    rewriting history and law and subjecting the public to the deviant creation, thus being able to shift their thinking from personal needs to highly fabricated outside priorities.
    These preclude their interest in and discovery of the silent weapons of social automation technology.
    The general rule is that there is a profit in confusion; the more confusion, the more profit. Therefore, the best approach is to create problems and then offer solutions.

    Diversion Summary

    Media: Keep the adult public attention diverted away from the real social issues, and captivated by matters of no real importance.
    Schools: Keep the young public ignorant of real mathematics, real economics, real law, and real history.

    Entertainment: Keep the public entertainment below a sixth-grade level.

    Work: Keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals.”~SWQW
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  18. Consent, the Primary Victory

    “A silent weapon system operates upon data obtained from a docile public by legal (but not always lawful) force. Much information is made available to silent weapon systems programmers through the Internal Revenue Service. (See Studies in the Structure of the American Economy for an I.R.S. source list.)
    This information consists of the enforced delivery of well-organized data contained in federal and state tax forms, collected, assembled, and submitted by slave labor provided by taxpayers and employers.

    Furthermore, the number of such forms submitted to the I.R.S. is a useful indicator of public consent, an important factor in strategic decision making. Other data sources are given in the Short List of Inputs.

    Consent Coefficients – numerical feedback indicating victory status. Psychological basis: When the government is able to collect tax and seize private property without just compensation, it is an indication that the public is ripe for surrender and is consenting to enslavement and legal encroachment. A good and easily quantified indicator of harvest time is the number of public citizens who pay income tax despite an obvious lack of reciprocal or honest service from the government.”~ibid
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  19. What is “deviance” in a Psychopathic Society?

    To a certain extent ‘deviance’ can be said to be rebellion and resistance by the sane.
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  20. “Everything is under control. When you finally understand magic you will see that there is only White Magic. Everything else is a trick; ‘stage magic’. There is no devil, other than a stage hand.”~ Magus Maverik
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  21. A Note on the Necessity of Historical Memory

    “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security.

    Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’… must someday lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing…. Each act… is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow.” – Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free, The Germans 1933-45
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  22. “McKibben’s 350.org project is the public face of his 501(c)(3) 1Sky Education Fund, which between its founding in 2007 and 2009 took in close to $5,000,000 in foundation money and “public contributions.” In 2010 the Rockefeller Brothers Fund gave 1Sky $200,000. The key “scientific” paper McKibben points to as support for his dire warnings on climate change, “Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim,” coauthored by NASA scientist James Hansen, was partially funded through Rockefeller Foundation money.[1]”~Tracy
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/chemtrails-the-realities-of-geoengineering-and-weather-modification/5311079
    Over the past decade evidence has increasingly emerged indicating how geoengineering and weather modification programs designed to inflict major impacts on the atmosphere and environment are fully operational.

    Despite such developments the CO2-specific anthropogenic theory of global warming touted by foundation-funded environmental groups and public relations dominates much of popular discourse and the prevailing worldview of intellectuals.

    By drawing attention away from actually existing efforts of atmospheric experimentation and manipulation, such coordinated efforts are complicit in the impending environmental catastrophe they profess to be rallying against. The repeated claim of CO2-driven climate change without acknowledgment of geoengineering-related environmental intervention is a severe perversion of both meaningful scientific inquiry and public opinion with overwhelming implications for all life on earth.”~Tracy

    “A really efficient totalitarian state, would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”~Aldous Huxley
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  23. “To accept opinions in their terms is to gain the good solid feeling of being correct without having to think. “—C. Wright Mills – The Power Elite, pg.312

    “The Trouble with Normal
    When individuals share certain understandings and rationalities about themselves, their profession, and the broader society and culture, as is the overwhelming case in academe or journalism, they possess a binding ideology, and thereby a basis where certain perceptions and beliefs may become readily embraced or dismissed. Concepts inimical to such firm convictions are verboten. Moreover, the heavy reliance on foundation funding combined with rigid hiring and peer review processes ensure that ideas and research challenge this institutional matrix and the broader order of things in only playful and generally non-threatening ways.
    Speaking as someone who works in the academy, the fear of being rejected as a crackpot also plays a large role in self-censorship.”~Tracy

  24. “Scratching the veneer of some of the major climate change movers and shakers one finds a very well-financed assemblage of entities with major philanthropic foundation ties. Indeed, the Rockefeller Foundations alone are major players behind the anthropogenic global warming “activism” and propaganda. For example, in 2009 the Rockefeller Family Foundation gave $3,500,000 to Grace Communications Fund, an organization that “builds partnerships and develops innovative media strategies that increase public awareness of the relationships among food, water, and energy systems.” Also in 2009 Rockefeller gave $775,000 to the Natural Resource Defense Council, whose foremost agenda is “curbing global warming” and “creating a clean energy future.” Another $650,000 was channeled to the World Wildlife Federation, $350,000 to the Center for Climate Strategies, and $200,000 to the Sierra Club.[14]

    As bizarre as it may seem, such organizations are funded to such a degree because of their express intent on austerity and even depopulation programs. Toward this end they speak in one powerful voice that climate change is caused by the CO2-specific consumptive practices of human beings. Curiously, however, these extremely well-funded groups completely ignore actually existing or impending environmental upheavals brought about by geoengineering, dangerously designed nuclear power plants, the wanton disbursal of depleted uranium, and the proliferation of genetically modified organisms throughout the food supply.”~Tracy

    [14.] All tax-related information obtained through GuideStar, http://www2.guidestar.org/Home.aspx, and Foundation Center, http://foundationcenter.org/

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  25. “The overall effort has been a public relations coup of immense proportions not because it has seized the hearts and minds of the general public, many of which remain skeptical of the theory, but rather among educated opinion leaders who through personal mystification with their own credentials and titles are the most steadfast in the beliefs they are inured to accept. Even the few who have misgivings about the prevalent explanation of climate change and less examined yet entirely conceivable causes will seldom speak their minds for fear of incurring the wrath of their colleagues and peers, thus perpetuating a professional sphere that more closely resembles a Stalinist inquisition than one where free and open debate are fostered.

    In order to preserve ones sanity, reputation and specialized status one need recognize the importance of alignment with an unexamined belief in what one has been told by the “experts” and their spokespersons while simultaneously assuming excessive skepticism toward the readily apparent phenomena of everyday life, however well-documented and alarming they may be. We may seldom have any more clear, sunny days, storms may be of mainly synthetic derivation and direction, and in less than a generation children could be developing Alzheimer’s by their late teens, but are these sufficient reasons to jeopardize one’s professional and social standing?

    To broach the topic of weather control and geoengineering programs not only indicates an unhealthy lack of faith in overwhelmingly powerful yet poorly understood institutions and their guiding rationales. It also runs counter to that “good solid feeling of being correct without having to think.” Such dialogue suggests bad taste, especially when one can discuss Paul Krugman’s latest column or where to buy the best arugula. For these reasons I’ve tentatively resigned myself to a fate befitting a well-educated and properly conditioned member of the intellectual class. Realizing that my destiny and that of my loved ones can no longer be considered exclusively our own, I’ve finally learned to stop worrying and love chemtrails.”~Tracy
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  26. Roman à clef or roman à clé, French for novel with a key, is a novel about real life, overlaid with a façade of fiction … a novel that represents historical events and characters under the guise of fiction. A novel in which real people or events appear with invented names; a novel that presents real people, episodes, and conflicts in a loosely-veiled fictional form.
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  27. In his new book “The 2001 Anthrax Deception,” Dr. Graeme MacQueen, co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies, lays out the case for a domestic conspiracy in the 2001 anthrax attacks in the US. In this conversation, James and Graeme discuss the context in which these attacks happened, the way they were portrayed by the government and the mainstream media, their ultimate effect, and the voluminous evidence that disproves the FBI’s assertion that the attacks were the work of Dr. Bruce Ivins.~Corbett Report

    http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-944-graeme-macqueen-reveals-the-anthrax-deception/
    http://www.claritypress.com/MacQueen.html
    http://www.journalof911studies.com/

    http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-945-financial-survival-distrust-in-media/

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  28. Recently released FBI crime statistics curiously appear to show that no murders occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, despite reports that numerous schoolchildren and faculty members were slaughtered during a shooting rampage in December of that year.
    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/8tabledatadecpdf/table-8-state-cuts/table_8_offenses_known_to_law_enforcement_by_connecticut_by_city_2012.xls#disablemobile

    That FBI report showing zero murders in Newtown, Connecticut is pretty revealing of something…?

    A complex strategy of tension to my mind – the presentation of something so complex and scrambled that would keep “conspiracy theorists” in a traffic jam for months, perhaps years; with no final resolution.
    Nothing about this case adds up, like a ball of yarn, once unraveled there is nothing in the center.

    Reminds me of FBI spokesman, Rex Tomb saying, “Bin Laden isn’t charged for the 9/11 attacks because there is no hard evidence for it.”
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    • Connecticut reports the deaths on their State of Connecticut Department report.
      Newtown, 2012: Zero Murders , again on this Connecticut State report.

      http://www.dpsdata.ct.gov/dps/ucr/data/2012/Crime%20In%20Connecticut%20COMPLETE%202012.pdf

      NOT THE FBI
      Methodology
      • The data used in creating this table were from all city and town law enforcement
      agencies submitting 12 months of complete offense data for 2012.
      • The FBI does not publish arson data unless it receives data from either the
      agency or the state for all 12 months of the calendar year.
      • When the FBI determines that an agency’s data collection methodology does not
      comply with national UCR guidelines, the figure(s) for that agency’s offense(s)
      will not be included in the table, and the discrepancy will be explained in a
      footnote.

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  29. I had an innate ability to recognize and see through contradictions at a very early age.
    I recall the suspicion it would fill me with to hear such uttered, before I could read certainly. By the time I was in grade school, I had the “grown-ups” figured for lunatics.
    Of course I didn’t have the intrepidity or command of language to express these ideas forming in my mind until several years later. My command of language and critical abilities went hand-in-hand with my self-confidence.

    Some may find my unabashed recognition for my own talents “arrogant”, I find any other stance “false-modesty” with a false mask blushing.
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  30. Doublethink: Media Reports No Military Action Against ISIS While Reporting Airstrikes Against ISIS
    Melissa Melton

    “White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked that very question back on August 29 — “Is the United States presently at war with ISIS — yes or no?” — he answered a definite “no,” instead claiming,
    “What we are doing is we are working very aggressively with international partners, with Iraqi and Kurdish security forces, to take the steps necessary to mitigate the threat that’s posed by ISIL.”

    See? Airstriking other countries isn’t war. It’s “mitigating a threat.” Funny…

    Ever since President Obama got the five-iron out of his … ahem … let me try that again. Once President Obama stepped up to his responsibilities and declared we would crush, kill, destroy — whatever verb he used — ISIL/ISIS/IS/non-Islamic non-State, the Administration has been on a positive tear through the thesaurus in trying to find euphemisms to describe what exactly we’re trying to do to whom, without us hearing that we’re doing anything definite to anybody real.
    Well, we definitely blew up 12 of Syria’s oil refineries today, so…

    What was the definition of George Orwell’s “doublethink” again? Holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s head simultaneously while believing both are true?

    Impossible in practice? Ask the White House and the establishment media.”

    http://www.activistpost.com/2014/09/doublethink-media-reports-no-military.html#42aldliratQpATm1.99

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  31. Col. George Nelson, MBA, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Commander of Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics.
    Aircraft Accident Investigator. Graduate, U.S. Air Force War College. 34-year Air Force career.

    Licensed commercial pilot. Licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic.
    Founding Signer Commissioned and Non-commissioned U.S. Military Officers petition calling for a new investigation of 9/11

    Personal statement of support:

    “In my first position paper, titled The Precautionary Principle, [see below] written shortly after the attacks on NYC and the Pentagon, I cautioned readers against a rush to judgment, although the immediate evidence suggested the crime had been an inside job. As the years went by, a virtual mountain of physical evidence was collected by hundreds of highly qualified investigators — evidence sufficient to convince any dedicated Grand Jury that the horrendous events of 9/11 were clearly an inside job…

    “In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific registration number of the aircraft — and in most cases the precise cause of the accident. …

    The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than 3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence was deliberately kept hidden from public view. …

    With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. Similarly, with all the evidence available at the Pennsylvania crash site, it was most doubtful that a passenger airliner caused the obvious hole in the ground and certainly not the Boeing 757 as alleged.”
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  32. A recent scientific study by Princeton and Northwestern universities, which has gone somewhat under reported in the mainstream media, concludes that the US is now a fully fledged oligarchy.
    The paper, entitled Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens, notes that America is no longer even a Democracy, which begs the question, how far removed is the country from being the Republic envisioned and painstakingly established by Benjamin Franklin and the founding fathers.
    “The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence,” the study notes.

    The study points toward the conclusion that the US is nothing more than an illusion of democracy.

    The authors of the study, Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page concur that the will or opinion of the majority in the US has no effect on the way government is run.
    “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
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  33. http://ur1.ca/i8oyb
    “Newly-obtained FAA registration records reveal that the American “mystery plane” busted this July with 35 kilos of heroin at an airport outside Sydney, Australia was a CIA plane. At least, it had been when it rolled off the assembly line 40 years earlier, courtesy a CIA deal with the U.S. Forest Service. And the CIA never sells off its planes.

    The American-registered ‘mystery plane’ in Australia was a Merlin III twin–engine turbo-prop ( tail number N224HR).

    FAA registration records show it was commissioned in the early 70’s by the U.S. Forest Service from aircraft manufacturer Swearingen in San Antonio, part of an operation to “sheep-dip” CIA planes through the U.S. Forest Service.

    “Sheep-dip” is spook-speak for concealing the source or true ownership of something, or, at the very least, hiding it from Congress. When the plane was ordered, the CIA was merely anticipating Congressional calls for reining in the CIA, through (tellingly) forcing the Agency to divest its proprietary airlines.”
    […]
    In 1976 Senator Frank Church’s Committee grilled CIA General Counsel Lawrence Houston about the Agency’s questionable and illegal operation of proprietary airlines. Church was clear that he wanted the CIA to divest itself of what had grown into the largest airline in the world.

    The CIA has never been the kind of Agency to take the heat if there’s anyone else around to throw under the bus. Lawrence Houston offered that the CIA had routinely used the U.S. Forest Service to provide cover for its covert activities. And, he said…there was more.

    The U.S. Forest Service had been successfully infiltrated by CIA, confessed Houston. The CIA even shared an address with the Forest Service’s Air Research and Development unit in Alexandria, VA. He allowed that perhaps a re-think was in order. Mostly of the Forest Service.

    Back then, it was open season on the CIA. Over little nit-picky things like brainwashing, or drugging American citizens without their knowledge, or assassination.”

    “I questioned DoJ about the drug links and was assured the transfers were above board and not drug related,” Eitel continued. “I accepted their explanation, but in 1996 I did a data base search on a major drug trafficker named Luis Carlos Herrera-Lizcano, who had been John Ford’s partner at the time of the original C-130 transfers out of Australia.”

    “Herrera was the owner and CEO of Trans Latin Air, and in 1994 he was indicted by the U.S. Attorney in Chicago for using C-130’s to move billions of dollars of cocaine into the U.S.”~Daniel Hopsicker

    http://www.madcowprod.com/2014/09/10/mystery-aircraft-busted-in-australia-was-cia-plane/oregonian-stevermuer/

    http://www.madcowprod.com/2014/07/15/another-american-mystery-plane-busted/

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  34. “The Terrorists R Us.” The Islamic State “Big Lie”

    By Prof Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research, September 25, 2014
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-terrorists-r-us-the-islamic-state-big-lie-and-the-criminalization-of-the-united-nations/5404146

    “Under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council, with president Obama chairing the Council session, the United States has called upon the international community to adopt strong measures, at national and international levels, to curtail the recruitment of Islamic State fighters.

    What is not mentioned in the media reports is that the heads of State and heads of government who have endorsed America’s campaign against the Islamic State, advised by their respective intelligence services, are fully aware that US intelligence is the architect of the Islamic State and related Al Qaeda entities. Countries are either coerced into supporting the US sponsored resolution or they are complicit in the US terror agenda.

    Lest we forget, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, have been financing and training the ISIL terrorists on behalf of the United States. Israel is harboring the Islamic State (ISIL) in the Golan Heights, NATO in liaison with the Turkish high command has since March 2011 been involved in coordinating the recruitment of the jihadist fighters dispatched to Syria. Moreover, the ISIL brigades in both Syria and Iraq are integrated by Western special forces and military advisers.

    All this is known and documented, yet not a single head of state or head of government has had the courage to point to the absurdity of the US sponsored United Nations Security Council resolution, which was adopted unanimously on September 24.

    “Absurdity” is an an understatement. What we are witnessing is a criminal undertaking under UN auspices.”

    While international diplomacy is often based on deception, US foreign policy lies are no longer credible. What we are witnessing is a total breakdown of established diplomatic practice. The “Forbidden Truth” is that the Islamic State is an instrument of Washington, a US ” intelligence asset”. ISIL is not an independent entity, nor is it an “outside enemy” which threatens global security, as conveyed by the Western media.”
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  35. “Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface” -A. E. Waite (Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn)

    World leaders are made offers they cannot refuse, bribed, even blackmailed, or otherwise recruited and sworn into these secret societies. Then, often under blood-oaths to which they remain loyal, these Brotherhood initiates follow orders throughout their terms in office.

    In this way, the electorate constantly changes giving the illusion of discontinuity of leadership when in fact each successive leader “coincidentally” belongs to the same secret societies.

    A few of the more influential ones include the Freemasons, the Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, Skull and Bones, CFR, RIIA, Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission.

    “A disturbing majority of the House and Senate representatives hold membership to elite organizations publicly sworn to destroying America in favor of a Globalist one world order system.

    “This trend ranges from the now public U.S. centered Council on Foreign Relations through the Trilateral Commission to the quasi-secret internationalist Bilderberg Group. At the end of the spectrum we even see occult influences like Skull and Bones along with the Freemasons.

    “The justification for a zealously ordered One World Government is chaos. Terrorism is the premier method for fomenting this chaos.” – Paul Joseph Watson, Order Out of Chaos (125)

    “The conspiracy to create a centralized global fascist state is orchestrated in the five-sense ‘world’ by a secret network known collectively as the Illuminati or ‘Illuminated ones’.

    The 5 largest multi-media providers controlling 90% of America’s media are bloodline/secret society controlled. For example, the following are just a few of the hundreds of CFR, Trilateral, or Bilderberg owned/managed companies:

    ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, AP, Reuters, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Washington Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Business Week, National Review, Time, Life, Look, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, U.S. News and World Report, Atlantic Monthly, McCall’s, World Review, and Scientific American.

    Not only are the media CEOs and boards of directors usually secret society members, so are the show hosts and news anchors!

    “These societies hold considerable sway over national elections and policy, yet seem strangely immune to any investigation, whether by government or the mass media. Since its inception in 1913, there has never been an outside, objective audit of the Federal Reserve System despite periodic calls for such.” -Jim Marrs, Rule by Secrecy (109-10)

    http://www.pakalertpress.com/2014/09/26/the-network-of-global-secret-societies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pakalert+%28Pak+Alert+Press%29

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  36. “From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxembourg, and Emma Goldman, this world wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence and impossible equality, has been steadily growing.
    It played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century, and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads, and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.”
    ~British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 1920

    “The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952

    “The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.” – John F. Kennedy at Columbia University, Nov. 1st, 1963

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  37. “I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.” ~ Gen. Jack D. Ripper to Mandrake. (Dr. Strangelove 1964)

    “It’s almost like I can hear trumpets in the distance. By years end the sheeple should be primed for parades and flag waving. I get chills down my spine just visualizing this ongoing psyop and where it may lead.” ~ Pudular Dunne (DODO 2014)

    “By years end everything will be essentially the same as it is right now.” ~Magus Maverik
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  38. David Cameron told the U.N. that “non-violent extremism” is just as dangerous as terrorism and must be eradicated using all means at the government’s disposal. He references 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.
    If you thought Obama’s War is Peace speech to the U.N. was creepy, wait until you get a load of this. Cameron is officially announcing a the plan to use a full assault on dissenting views.
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  39. The Sandy Hook School Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information
    James F. Tracy – Global Research, September 26, 2014

    “Inconsistencies and anomalies abound when one turns an analytical eye to news of the Newtown school massacre. The public’s general acceptance of the event’s validity and faith in its resolution suggest a deepened credulousness borne from a world where almost all news and information is electronically mediated and controlled. The condition is reinforced through the corporate media’s unwillingness to push hard questions vis-à-vis Connecticut and federal authorities who together bottlenecked information while invoking prior restraint through threats of prosecutorial action against journalists and the broader citizenry seeking to interpret the event on social media.

    Along these lines on December 19 the Connecticut State Police assigned individual personnel to each of the 26 families who lost a loved one at Sandy Hook Elementary. “The families have requested no press interviews,” State Police assert on their behalf, “and we are asking that this request be honored.[1] The de facto gag order will be in effect until the investigation concludes—now forecast to be “several months away” even though lone gunman Adam Lanza has been confirmed as the sole culprit.[2]

    With the exception of an unusual and apparently contrived appearance by Emilie Parker’s alleged father, victims’ family members have been almost wholly absent from public scrutiny.[3] What can be gleaned from this and similar coverage raises many more questions and glaring inconsistencies than answers. While it sounds like an outrageous claim, one is left to inquire whether the Sandy Hook shooting ever took place—at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media have described…”

    [This entire article is essential reading:]
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-sandy-hook-school-massacre-unanswered-questions-and-missing-information-2/5404355

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  40. Political scientist W. Lance Bennett calls this the news media’s “authority-disorder bias.” “Whether the world is returned to a safe, normal place,” Bennett writes, “or whether the very idea of a normal world is called into question, the news is preoccupied with order, along with related questions of whether authorities are capable of establishing or restoring it.”
    W. Lance Bennett, News: The Politics of Illusion 9th Edition, Boston: Longman, 2012, 47.

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  41. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: political science

    Political science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, nation, government, and politics and policies of government. Aristotle defined it as the study of the state.[1] It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems, political behavior, and political culture. Political scientists “see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works.”[2] Political science intersects with other fields; including economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. Although it was codified in the 19th century, when all the social sciences were established, political science has ancient roots; indeed, it originated almost 2,500 years ago with the works of Plato and Aristotle.
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    Systemic Conspiracy Theory is a valid part of political science.
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  42. “As bombs start dropping in Syria and Iraq, the world is once again being asked to cower in fear of a shadowy terror group that most people hadn’t heard of just a few months ago. But even the most cursory examination of ISIS’s past, its connections, and the actors populating it reveal a very different story than the one we are being asked to believe in. Fake terrorists. Foreign backers. False flags. Meet the new boogeyman, same as the old boogeyman.” ~ James Corbett

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CorbettReportRSS/~3/_DTNmFaK3zk/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

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    • “The Association of Arab-American University Graduates finds it compelling to inaugurate its new publication series, Special Documents, with Oded Yinon’s article which appeared in Kivunim (Directions), the journal of the Department of Information of the World Zionist Organization. Oded Yinon is an Israeli journalist and was formerly attached to the Foreign Ministry of Israel. To our knowledge, this document is the most explicit, detailed and unambiguous statement to date of the Zionist strategy in the Middle East. Furthermore, it stands as an accurate representation of the “vision” for the entire Middle East of the presently ruling Zionist regime of Begin, Sharon and Eitan. Its importance, hence, lies not in its historical value but in the nightmare which it presents.

      The plan operates on two essential premises. To survive, Israel must 1) become an imperial regional power, and 2) must effect the division of the whole area into small states by the dissolution of all existing Arab states. Small here will depend on the ethnic or sectarian composition of each state. Consequently, the Zionist hope is that sectarian-based states become Israel’s satellites and, ironically, its source of moral legitimation.”

      –From the PDF at the last URL given above.
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    • http://www.corbettreport.com/who-is-isis-an-open-source-investigation/

      “The hysteria over the supposed threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) is now undeniable. Every day new stories emerge focusing on the group’s brutality, its resources, its capabilities and its intention to strike out at the West. The US Defense Secretary, Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and ranking Senators have all delivered somber assessments of the group’s evil aims in recent weeks, and have they been joined in that effort by a host of counterparts in foreign nations. The mainstream media, for their part, report these pronouncements without question, and with only a bare minimum of context to help their audience understand the group.

      An open source investigation is desperately needed to sort through the hype to determine the facts behind this shadowy terror group. In this article we will examine the background, current status and future aims of the group, as well as the numerous facts that have been carefully omitted from the officially-sanctioned narrative of the group. In the comments section below, Corbett Report members are encouraged to contribute links, analysis and questions to further expand our understanding of the current situation and whether we are in fact heading toward a new false flag provocation like the September 11 attacks.”~Corbett
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  43. “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
    ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Any social theory that does not take into account Social Engineering, will be fatally flawed.
    Dismissing the fact that the manufacture of consent is a proven phenomena of modern systems founded in public relations regimes leads invariably to preposterous analysis.

    This idea that any sort of democratic process can work, when that process is truncated at the very core, is based on such preposterous analysis. It takes a determined insistence on delusional pretense to remain so gullible; and this determination is the product of the conditioning and programming of the postmodern technocratic states.

    For those who haven’t studied and grasped the work of Bernays, and Lippmann and their school of progressive PR, nor the effects of watching television, can have no immunity to such scientifically calibrated persuasion.

    This thread is testament of the futility of attempting to break through such programming by simply making reasonable arguments. Such reason is dismissed by the emotions of the programmed automatons that make up the vast majority of modern societies.

    I would like to thank my prime opponent here for making such a perfect example of the ‘Programmed Automaton’ that I speak of. And I want to applaud such readers who are able to take away the positive lessons from this exchange. There is some growing portion of humanity that is awakening, and I hope this thread has contributed some little bit to that.

    The presumed dilemma that Hufferd puts to the forum is only applicable to the pure democracy that he ludicrously believes this republic to be.

    Yes, in a pure democracy the majority would rule, and any disputes made by the minority would be seen as an attempt to hamstring the government from putting into action the majority decisions.

    That dilemma is bypassed in a republic where the minority has the rights of Liberty, one of which is the right to dispute and overcome majority decisions when those decisions infringe upon the rights of Liberty.

    Thus the ‘dilemma’ proposed by Hufferd is merely the product of his confused and fevered thinking. As much as he wishes that this nation and it’s Constitution codifies democracy and majority rule, the fact is that the Constitution put in place a republican form of government that protects the rights of Liberty, and thus Justice for all.

    That this is not what is in place today, it is not due to law, it is due to systemic criminal actions putting illegitimate laws and practicing illegal enforcement of them. It is a criminal state. The Constitution and the republic it founded has been cast aside by the criminal cabal, and tyranny has been put in its place.

    The real Dilemma is the Enchantment of the deluded mass of the People. Hufferd being a prime example of that state of delusion.

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    http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/conspiracy-theory-101/

  44. “ISIS Comes To Amerika”

    “A man who had been fired from a food processing plant in an Oklahoma City suburb beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police said Friday.

    The 30-year-old man, who has not been charged, stabbed Colleen Hufford, 54, severing her head in Thursday’s attack at Vaughan Foods, Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said.

    “Yes, she was beheaded,” Lewis told The Associated Press before a Friday news conference.

    Lewis said the man then stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, a number of times before being shot by Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer.

    While questioning the suspect’s co-workers, investigators learned he had recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam, Lewis said. Moore police have asked the FBI to aid in the investigation and look into the man’s background because of the nature of the attack, Lewis said.”
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-26/isis-comes-america-oklahoma-man-beheads-woman-after-being-fired

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    The CIA’s MKUltra comes to Amerika is more like it. This is part of the ISIS PSYOP being run by Western Intel on a global scale.
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  45. Fear mongering is the Strategy of Tension. When it is mirrored from MSM to alternative “conspiracy sites” we should take notice. Aye?

    Not only is everyone hyperventilating over ISIS, but they are freaking out about an impending WWIII.

    Do you really think that the apex of the pyramid of power, the central bankers, basking in unlimited power are going to watch on helplessly as their realm is obliterated in a Nuclear Armageddon?

    Bullshit.
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  46. Delusions of grandeur and maniacal evangelism go hand in hand like the headsman’s ax and a Bible.

    There is no ‘present’ that stands not on the ‘past’, there is no ‘future’ that does not proceed from this ‘present’.
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  47. The Sandy Hook School Massacre and FBI Data Anomalies

    By Jason Kissner – Global Research, September 27, 2014

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-sandy-hook-school-massacre-and-fbi-data-anomalies/5404658

    “Adan Salazar at Infowars recently published an article asserting that the FBI says no one was killed at Sandy Hook. The article draws on FBI uniform crime report (UCR) data as evidence. Specifically, Salazar indicates that UCR homicide data contains an entry of “0” for the Newtown, Connecticut row.

    While there are very important FBI data issues in play regarding the Sandy Hook event, the issue identified by Salazar is a non-starter. This article (written by a criminologist) first explains why the data entry identified by Salazar in no way whatsoever supports the claim that the FBI says no one was killed at Sandy Hook. Then, we pinpoint a legitimate FBI/Sandy Hook related data issue that adds to the host of important questions about the Sandy Hook event.
    […]
    It’s too bad for Vance that the SHR data is not sophisticated; it’s very simple. Therefore, there is no legitimate excuse for his request that the entirety of the data (other than the Nancy Lanza data) be deleted. Since per the FBI’s statements and dataset the data were nonetheless deleted, we have one more truly compelling set of reasons to consider the Sandy Hook event fraudulent.”~Dr. Jason Kissner

    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.

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  48. “The majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.”~ Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture (Literature), 2005

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  49. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LIES

    “Exploitation via resource extraction, land use expropriation, and wage slavery creation and maintenance are devastating to indigenous populations and to the environment on continental scales. It is therefore vital to cover up the crimes under a veil of expert analysis and policy development diversion. A valued class of service intellectuals here is composed of the environmental scientists and consultants.

    Environmental scientists naively and knowingly work hand in hand with finance-corporate shysters, mainstream media, politicians, and state and international bureaucrats to mask real problems and to create profit opportunities for select power elites.”~Rancourt

    http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2010/06/some-big-lies-of-science.html

    I leave these URLs because I want you to read the whole article, not just the teaser quotes here…
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  50. “I argue that by far the most destructive force on the planet is power-driven financiers and profit-driven corporations and their cartels backed by military might; and that the global warming myth is a red herring that contributes to hiding this truth. In my opinion, activists who, using any justification, feed the global warming myth have effectively been co-opted, or at best neutralized.”~David F. Noble
    -The Corporate Climate Coup
    http://activistteacher.blogspot.com/2007/02/global-warming-truth-or-dare.html

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  51. “University professors design curricula as though the students actually learn every element that is delivered whereas the truth is that students don’t learn the delivered material and everyone only learns what they learn. One could dramatically change the order in which courses are delivered and it would make no measurable difference in how much students learn. Students deliver nonsense and professors don’t care. Obedience and indoctrination are all that matter so the only required skill is bluffing. Students know this and those that don’t don’t know what they know, don’t know themselves.

    Pick any expert opinion or dominant paradigm: It’s part of a racket.”~Rancourt
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  52. As the mind wars advance, the more sophisticated our analysis of PSYOPs become,consequently the more convoluted the PSYOPs themselves become. They are designed to entrap the “conspiracy theorist” in long goose chases of planted clues and purposeful ‘fuck-ups’ that seemingly blow the case open, but are in fact just more examples of ‘limited hangouts’ [Revetments]. They are absolutely meant to be bewildering. They build mazes within mazes, Chinese Boxes of overwhelming complexity – often to distract from some other issue that the System is attempting to fly under the radar, while bullhorning the ongoing gyre of contrived bullshit.

    This could very well be the whole tactic behind the Sandy Hook melodrama.
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  53. “Leaves are falling all around, t’s time I was on my way
    But still I’m much obliged for such a pleasant stay…”~Robert Plant

    Looking back it seems this year went by like a humming bird flashing by the window at mach speed. Autumn is already upon us and a real ‘summer’ never really happened here, it was like an extended spring driving all the way to fall. Strange weather, it’s typical now.

    Although there is some yellowing, most of the trees and bushes out the window to my left here, are still quite green and full. But there are leaves falling and blowing by in the middling wind.

    The merchandisers already have products on the shelves for Halloween. Get ready and wait is the call of the times.
    Of course to “keep the children safe,” the actual date to ‘Trick-or-Treat is now modular, and they go in large groups with adult guardians as Neighborhood Watch … and most have their own handy pocket surveillance cameras and some have stun guns or pepper-spray. And the Preppers pray for Oomagooddon and the Chrisianoidals call for ‘Jesus’, and a lot of teenage thugs joined the army and went overseas to humbug small brown folks and burn their villages to save them from the Terrorists.

    So everything got spread thin and see-through like is, is and is ain’t but ISIS, and she walks like an Egyptian. By gawd I seen the cartouche on the walls of the prophets and the props of the priests. Yeah even in the illuminated manuscripts of Metal Hurlant did I vidie the hawk headed fella pulling the levers of wonderland. And wonders never ceased.
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    • The “eye of power” , the Eye of Horus, the ‘All Seeing Eye’ as the Illuminati tail wags the hogs with pickled feet. Rocket powered broom sticks by gawd.
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    • The Game of Fools is the belief in ‘fictitious entities’, such as corporations. But it is more foolish to believe in the prime fictitious entity; ‘government’.
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  54. It is the Central Banker’s New World Order, based on Usury as a covert control over the so-called “national governments”. This is what gives away Marx as a toady to the Central Bankers, as one of the planks of Marxism is the necessity of a central bank. All of his rhetoric about the “means of production in the hands of the dictatorship of the proletariat” are scrabble words when the Central Bankers retain control of currency.
    All Marxism provides is the direct and open means for ‘dictatorship’and despotism.
    Just another aspect in the Game of Fools.
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  55. ‘Good’ Globalization vs. ‘Bad’ Globalization

    “For those who understand that the IMF/World Bank system is and has been used to subjugate debtor nations and impose the will of the Western powers on those countries, this seems like a potentially transformative moment. Could it be that the BRICS nations are creating a global institution that will truly undermine the Washington consensus stranglehold over the global south? Are the BRICS creating a global institution we can get behind? Should we be happy about this potential NDB/CRA revolution?

    Like with so many other situations, we must be careful not to fall into the trap of believing that the only alternatives that are being presented to us are the only alternatives that are possible. In this case, it seems that we are being presented with the choice between supporting a development paradigm led by the ‘bad’ globalists of the IMF/World Bank crowd that seek to control other countries through financing and the ‘good’ globalists who are selflessly looking to spur development for the good of humanity. This is just such a false choice.

    First, the underlying assumption that the BRICS countries are doing what they’re doing out of some selfless love of humanity needs to be confronted head on. The BRICS countries in general, and China in particular (which is the strongest proponent of the anti-interventionist stance), have much to gain by offering no strings development loans. This was made clear by Gaddafi when he made the argument that China would beat out the US for control over Africa because it’s non-interventionist foreign policy was better at winning Africans hearts and minds. China is interested in securing African resources. It cannot challenge the US directly at its leverage-and-threats approach to gaining control of those resources, so it plays the good cop in the good cop / bad cop game. This allows it to create deep (and lucrative) ties with precisely those nations, such as Sudan, that the US is most interested in ‘reforming.’ It may be a mutually beneficial relationship, but let’s not kid ourselves that China is interested in building up Sudanese infrastructure out of sheer goodwill. Did China finance the construction of a $1.3 billion railway from Khartoum to Port Sudan because they care about Africans or because they care about establishing the infrastructure to service their 2 million ton oil terminal in the port?

    Secondly, the idea that the BRICS are creating a ‘good’ globalist institution rests on the further assumption that, even if the current batch of BRICS leaders are benevolent and altruistic, that the next batch (or the one after that…) will be as well. The World Bank, too, started out as a humble institution making very limited loans for very specific projects. It wasn’t until Robert McNamara took the reins of the Bank in 1968 that it started to take on the characteristics that we recognize today. Similarly who is to say that the BRICS leaders (or their successors) won’t allow the potential power of being a global financing body go to their heads? Why should we trust that any sprawling globalist institution will act always and forever in the interests of the greater good?

    No, the ‘good’ globalization / ‘bad’ globalization here seems like a ruse to further globalization. Whether the world comes to accept a greater reliance on and submission of sovereignty to globalist institutions led by the West or institutions led by the BRICS countries does not seem to be a genuine choice.”~James Corbett

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CorbettReportRSS/~3/7E6Qd_ICTx8/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

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    • “It is not a question of ‘good’ global banks vs. ‘bad’ global banks. It is global banks versus the people, as it always has been, and when we understand the situation from that perspective the sheen comes off of the ballyhoo surrounding the New Development Bank.”~James Corbett
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  56. Freedom and Liberty is based in a horizontal power structure.
    Tyranny and Despotism is based on the hierarchy of a vertical power structure.

    Every single governing body is plainly and simply a vertical power structure; a hierarchy.
    When such a power structure is given the monopoly on the use of force and coercion, it is called “government”.

    The principles of Anarchy are based on these self evident truths.

    As history has shown, we have taken the long way home…it is at a distance still.
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  57. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

    “Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition – Text Revision (DSMIV-TR) as a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that persists for at least 6 months and is not due to a mood or psychotic disorder.”

    Yes, now defiance to authority is classified as a “mental disorder” in the modern milieu of “full spectrum dominance”.
    Where it is obvious to the sane that it is the warmongering militarist state that is mad, the definition of things have become utterly Orwellian: “sanity is insanity”, “war is peace”, “Love is Hate”, “up is down”, “a smile a frown”… the Leader a Clown.

    Fuck You Big Brother.
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  58. “Those CIA bastards…I’ll get them if it’s the last thing I do.”~John F. Kennedy

    See: Joan Mellen – A FAREWELL TO JUSTICE

    http://memoryholeblog.com/2014/09/26/the-case-that-should-have-changed-history/#more-13840

    http://joanmellen.com/wordpress/

    Many would likely say, “too bad, the CIA got JFK first”. But that would be to truncate history, which in fact is still in progress. And that progression has shown that Kennedy DID get the CIA, that he is getting them still posthumously, because researchers have dug up enough evidential material on the Assassination as to prove conclusively that it was a CIA operation and a coup d’etat.

    There are important caveats that delve into a deeper milieu, and that is that the CIA is actually an extension of Wall Street {lawyers-bankers nexus”}, and it is this matrix which is revealed as a larger global conglomerate; and the Orwellian New World Order, wherein the meme of ‘nation states’ is merely theater in a global production by the Central Banking Cartel.

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  59. David Bruce
    “In an attempt to help Truman define the new intelligence agency that was being proposed by James Donovan, Allen Dulles and James Forrestal, Bruce published an article in the Summer 1946 issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. It was titled “The National Intelligence Authority.”
    Bruce is emphatic. He asserts that the function of the new agency under consideration should be the “procurement and evaluation of information of major importance.” Such efforts, Bruce wrote, would produce “jewels, the precious gems of intelligence.” Bruce lamented that the intelligence division of the Navy had “always occupied a position well below the salt,” a locution he borrowed from Henry VIII. To sit at table below the salt was not an influential place to be. Over the years it would be Admirals and officers of the Navy who would chastise CIA for its many illegal and criminal activities. Bruce came to fear that CIA might evolve into what he called an “American Gestapo.”
    Bruce’s caution regarding a “national intelligence authority” was prescient. Within a year, Allen Dulles had commandeered the diplomat George Kennan, who had served in Moscow during the war, in 1948 to write a National Security Directive, known as 10/2. Famously, 10/2 enabled CIA to behave like the “American Gestapo” David Bruce had feared it might become. President Truman’s first Director of Central Intelligence, Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, believed that even CIA’s use of psychological warfare required Congressional authorization.
    No matter, 10/2 afforded to CIA powers that ranged from black propaganda, murder, assassination, and a multitude of lesser illegalities, crimes and misdemeanors that included the very psychological warfare that Admiral Hillenkoetter believed should require the approval of Congress.
    […]
    Dullas, Kennan, Gladio
    CIA was granted the power to engage in “propaganda; economic warfare; preventive direct action, including sabotage, anti-sabotage, demolitions, and evaluative measures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance movements, guerrillas and refugee liberation groups.” Paramilitary and terrorist methods were from the start acceptable as part of covert political warfare.
    Years later, Kennan was contrite: Testifying before the Church committee, he said: “It did not work out at all the way I had conceived it…I regret to say operations of this nature are not in character for this country.” (Today, of course, they are the defining norm). In 1989 Kennan told a biographer that his authorship of 10/2 was “the greatest mistake I ever made.”
    By the time George Kennan wrote up National Security Council directive 10/2, CIA had already begun OPERATION GLADIO subverting the elections in Italy, and seeing to it that the Christian Democrats defeated a coalition of socialists and Communists. GLADIO included paramilitary operations, “black bag” operations, and the enlistment of veterans of Mussolini’s secret police, joined by Mafia stalwarts.
    CIA chief counsel Lawrence Houston told Admiral Hillenkoetter, who had raised questions about the legality of GLADIO, “You do not have the authority.” Although Allen Dulles was not employed officially by the Agency until 1951, we can see how influential he was in shaping the identity of CIA. In 1992 a CIA apologist named F. Mark Wyatt would justify Operation GLADIO as having “save[d]” the Italians even if it meant “going beyond our charter.” 10/2 rendered GLADIO legal.

    http://joanmellen.com/wordpress/2014/04/30/lectures-given-for-dealey-plaza-uk-canterbury-kent-uk-april-26th-and-april-27th-2014-canterbury-christ-church-university/#more-631

  60. “In September 1948, Frank Wisner requested the “cooperation and assistance of the FBI,” promising to keep the FBI informed of CIA’s domestic activities. “Going back to OSS days,” James Angleton admitted to the Church committee in 1975, “we’ve had operations that were domestic.” CIA never was what David Bruce had suggested it should be: an organization dedicated to the collection of foreign intelligence.”~Mellen
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  61. President Eisenhower appointed General James Doolittle, a pilot famous for having bombed Japan in 1942 in retaliation for Pearl Harbor, to write a “Report on the Covert Activities of the Central Intelligence Agency.”
    In 1954, Doolittle produced a 69 page text written “with the very active support and cooperation of Allen Dulles.” The import of the text was that CIA should enjoy carte blanche, financial and otherwise.
    “Hitherto acceptable norms of human conduct do not apply,” Doolittle wrote. He argued that American history was “stained with blood” and that America had been created by “fundamentally repugnant wars” such as Indian wars, the American Revolution, the Mexican War and the Civil War. The CIA-engineered wars were no different.”~Mellen

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    So rather than any moral repentance, what we get from Doolittle is disgusting and spurious excuse and pretext to continue the murderous campaigns of the past.
    And so here Amerika is today, the same old predatory beast that it was spawned as.
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  62. Appalled by the Doolittle report, Eisenhower appointed a Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities. To this committee, he appointed the aforementioned David K. E. Bruce. Then Eisenhower re-assigned this task of writing a report on the clandestine services to David Bruce, whom he was about to appoint to be Ambassador to Germany.
    The Bruce-Lovett Report (Robert Lovett, Truman’s Secretary of Defense worked on the report with Bruce) is devastating in its condemnation of the clandestine services. Bruce excoriates “the increasing mingling in the internal affairs of other nations” by CIA in its “King-making propensities” and its “rogue elephant” operations. He corrects the Cold War mythology about the Soviets, to noting that the Soviet Union, which had lost twenty-eight million people to Hitler, was less about expansion than about survival. Then Bruce argues that under the guise of “frustrating the Soviets, almost any [covert] action can be and is being justified.”
    Bruce deplores CIA secrecy. “No one, other than those in the CIA immediately concerned with their day-to-day operations, has any detailed knowledge of what is going on,” he wrote. Meanwhile – and this was something President Kennedy would oppose too, CIA was enjoying “almost unilateral influence…on the actual formulation of our foreign policies.” Ambassador Bruce knew from his own experience that CIA’s activities were “sometimes completely unknown to the Ambassador or anyone.”
    He adds that supporters of George Kennan’s 10/2 “could not possibly have foreseen the ramifications of the operations which have resulted from it.” The Directorate for Plans was operating “on an autonomous and free-wheeling basis in highly critical areas,” its actions “in direct conflict with the normal operations being carried out by the Department of State.”
    Bruce concluded that CIA’s clandestine services had led America to a “virtual abandonment of the international golden rule” and were “responsible for stirring up the turmoil and raising the doubts about us that exist in many countries of the world today.” He could have been thinking of the Islamist movement day when he asked: “Where will we be tomorrow?”~Mellens
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  63. “This document, dated February 10, 1992, is from J. Kenneth McDonald, then the Chief of CIA’s History Review Group. It’s part of the result of the history staff’s survey of CIA records from the House Select Committee. On page two, under number 7, “CIA Complicity?” while denying “any CIA involvement with Oswald,” CIA includes the following: “These records reveal, however, that Clay Shaw was a highly paid CIA contract source until 1956.” (Another CIA document, more accurate with regard to the end date of Shaw’s service, and dated June 28, 1978, describes Clay Shaw’s service to CIA as running from 1949 through 1972. This document emerged from the Office of Security, that most sensitive of CIA components).
    It is irrefutable that Shaw did for Oswald in New Orleans what George de Mohrenschildt, that international man for sale, did in Dallas and Fort Worth. Two large CIA Office of Security files resting at the National Archives are of interest in this regard. They date from 1967 and are brimming with more than two hundred documents and photocopies of clippings pertaining to the Garrison case and Clay Shaw. The file jackets, however, are not marked “Garrison” or Shaw.” Instead they read: “George de Mohrenschildt.” It is in the Garrison investigation that CIA left ineradicable footprints.

    Just to complete the point, and these facts have long been part of the record, J. Walton Moore, who headed up the Dallas field office of CIA, was the person who recruited George de Mohrenschildt to, in de Mohrenschildt’s words, “keep tabs on” Oswald. Moore had long been acquainted with de Mohrenschildt as the recipient of de Mohrenschildt’s reports for the International Cooperation Administration, a CIA entity abroad. We know, famously, from Victor Marchetti’s revelation, Richard Helms’ remark, are we doing enough for that guy down there? referring to Shaw, that Shaw was well known to at least two CIA components, the clandestine services and also the Office of Security.”~Mellen
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  64. It becomes self-evident at some point, when an overwhelming amount of evidence is in the public record, that the scheming men, agenteur of the Central Banking Cartel, after years of behind the scenes machinations came out of the closet by manipulating the “government” into passage of the National Security Act in 1947.

    When Kennedy turned to oppose them, a coup d’atat was perpetrated by these agents of tyranny, with the assassination of JFK. This killing also unleashed literal armies of individual researchers, and concurrently literal armies of moles and provocateurs. And the term “conspiracy theory” was propagated as a euphemism for ‘crazy kooks’ and ‘tin hatted Grassy Knoll conspiracy nuts’. The idea became a manipulated social taboo.

    The Military-Industrial-Public Relations Complex is nevertheless revealed now in the era of the Internet, a poisoned “gift” of the very same Complex/Cabal. The WWW is a vast storehouse of information at your fingertips. It is also the compilation of intelligence dossiers on everyone connected to the net, and any other function that takes place on the net – like banking accounts, credit, commerce … what is bought and sold. In essence, every detail about us.

    Nevertheless there is a substantial minority who have woken up, one degree or another to grasp the depths the lies of Mainstream Media and “government”. The ‘Strategy of Tension’ keeps everyone in the barnyard upset. It is in breaking the enchantment of the Neuromancy of electronic media by having the tools to understand what the techniques used are and how to identify the effects they have had to your own opinions. This demands a self-awareness project of deep introspection on what your fundamental assumptions are, and whether they are rationally valid. This purposeful redesign of your own epistemology under your own conscious direction, can indeed finally lead you out of the Magical Mystery Maze created by the despots who rule this planet.

    It is your own choice, as Mephisto says, “let them die in their sleep, those who refuse to be awoken.

    What good is it to know the Truth if you can’t do anything ‘practical’ about it?

    “The Truth will set you Free”

    … discovering your own sanity and freedom of thought is the only freedom worth having, for it demands all of the other liberties authority attempts to withhold. And such a free man takes what is his own in defiance of illegitimate authority. And all of this rests on that central knowledge of your own freedom of thought.

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    • “NOT ONLY ‘conspiracy theorists’ are worried about NO ELECTIONS in 2016; potential Republican nominee for the Presidency Dr. Ben Carson is now warning that there will potentially be NO ELECTIONS in 2016 due to widespread anarchy breaking out across the country!”~boomerangcomesback on September 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      “I have clearly touted there will be no election.”~ Puddy Dunne on September 29, 2014
      at 8:55 pm

      “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work….The difference between versions of the Luciferian and Christian are night and day.For us 811 for them 711, for us 999 by 12-45-78, for them 666 by 3-9-6 124578.”~Dunne on September 29, 2014
      http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/the-war-on-drugs-before-wot-wto/

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      Let’s see … “the presidential elections are going to be cancelled” – I have heard this same “prediction” for years,every year going back to Art Bell in the early 90’s. All these Propheteers and loonballs with their woowoo. Well hey maybe this time aye kids?
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      • Fucking loonballs from one end of the scale to the other. From government stooges on one end, to honest to gawd ‘conspiracy nuts’ on the other….
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  65. The assertion that powerful men and groups join together in private to plan and create a system that they retain power over is disputed by those who cannot see this obvious situation and call it “Conspiracism”, a conscious slur and epithet made in derision.

    They are pretenders, liars and dupes of the PR that the system drowns the minds of the population in. They can be referred to as TVZombies, Homo Vishnu Ignoramus, or any other moniker that describes these prefab automaton service widgets for the System. The vast sea of humanity roils and foams with these enchanted creatures.

    A tempest of madness stirs.
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  66. With the above in mind, a simple yet instructive exercise in illustrating the psycholinguistic feature of the conspiracy theory propaganda technique is to replace “conspiracy theories/ists” [X] with the phrase, “independent research and analysis,” or “independent researchers.” Let us apply this to some passages from Eichenwald’s recent Newsweek piece.

    For example, “Psychological research has shown that the only trait that consistently indicates the probability someone will believe in [X] independent research and analysis is if that person believes in other [X] independent research and analysis,” Eichenwald sagely concludes.

    “One of the most common ways of introducing [X] independent research and analysis is to ‘just ask questions’ about an official account,’’’ says Karen Douglas, co-editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and a senior academic … at Britain’s University of Kent.”

    In fact, substituting the phrases accordingly throughout the article significantly neutralizes its overall propagandistic effect.

    Researchers agree; independent research and analysis are espoused by people at every level of society seeking ways of calming the chaos of life, sometimes by simply reinforcing convictions.

    While the growth in the number of news outlets has helped spread independent research and analysis, it doesn’t compare to the impact of social media and the Internet, experts say.

    9/11 [X] independent researchers protest outside the World Trade Center in 2011 [Photo caption]

    “If you have social networks of people who are talking with one another, you can have independent research and analysis spread in a hurry,’’ says Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School … “It literally is as if it was contagious.”

    While some may dismiss independent researchers as ignorant or unstable, research has shown that to be false. “The idea that only dumb people believe this stuff is wrong,’’ says Dartmouth’s Nyhan.

    People who more strongly believed in independent research and analysis were significantly less likely to use sunscreen or have an annual medical checkup.

    http://memoryholeblog.com/2014/05/21/cracking-conspiracy-theorys-psycholinguistic-code/

    “It’s true. Since September 11, 2001 the internet has increasingly allowed for everyday people to retrieve, study, and share information on important events and phenomena as never before. And as a recent study published in the prominent journal Frontiers of Psychology suggests, tendering “alternative conspiracy theories” to the government-endorsed explanations of September 11, 2001 is a sign of “individuation,” or psychological well being and contentment.

    Such a condition is a clear danger to those who wish to wield uncontested political authority. Indeed, the capacity to freely disseminate and discuss knowledge of government malfeasance is the foremost counterbalance to tyranny. Since this ability cannot be readily confiscated or suppressed, it must be ridiculed, marginalized, even diagnosed as a psychiatric condition.

    The recent abandonment of network neutrality may eventually further subdue the nuisance of independent research, thought, and analysis. Until then, the corporate media’s attempts to bamboozle and terrify the American public with the well-worn conspiracy theory meme will be a prevalent feature of what passes for news and commentary today.”~James Tracy

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  67. CIA Document 1035-960: Foundation of a Weaponized Term

    “Conspiracy theory” is a term that at once strikes fear and anxiety in the hearts of most every public figure, particularly journalists and academics. Since the 1960s the label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events off limits to inquiry or debate. Especially in the United States raising legitimate questions about dubious official narratives destined to inform public opinion (and thereby public policy) is a major thought crime that must be cauterized from the public psyche at all costs.”~James Tracy

    http://memoryholeblog.com/2013/01/20/cia-document-1035-960-foundation-of-a-weaponized-term/

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  68. The U.S. Constitution itself is a product of a vast conspiracy:

    “The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.”

    http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/educational-resources/historical-documents/constitution-fast-facts

    “From these two acts, it appears, 1st, that the object of the convention was to establish, in these States, a firm national government; 2d, that this government was to be such as would be adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the union

    Do these principles, in fine, require that the powers of the general government should be limited, and that, beyond this limit, the States should be left in possession of their sovereignty and independence? We have seen that in the new government, as in the old, the general powers are limited; and that the States, in all unenumerated cases, are left in the enjoyment of their sovereign and independent jurisdiction.”~Madison – The Federalist No. 40

    . . . . . . . . . . .
    The error of this treatise in realpolitik is that a “national government” is a central government depositing imbalance by the force of weight as the pinnacle of a system of hierarchical structure. The ‘authority of last resort’ is inevitably the head of a general government over it’s parts.

    The proof of my assertion that the reasoning put by Madison is ultimately unsound is in the history of the ensuing period when this national government was formed. In the panoramic, large arc of history is the steady trajectory to tyranny and despotism.
    And this can be predicted by a deeper grasp of realpolitik, and the dictum; “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” And the rational consequence of this prescient point is that, it is the ‘interpretation’ of the written law that holds as policy, not the intent of the author of the written law. So it is those with the power of interpretation who are the masters of the moment, not the written law.

    This is why as a matter of practical politics, ie; Realpolitik, that ‘government’ is nothing but a racket, a circus of hawkers, shysters and con-men.
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  69. The summation of Madison’s, Federalist No.40:

    “The sum of what has been here advanced and proved is, that the charge against the convention of exceeding their powers, except in one instance little urged by the objectors, has no foundation to support it; that if they had exceeded their powers, they were not only warranted, but required, as the confidential servants of their country, by the circumstances in which they were placed, to exercise the liberty which they assume; and that finally, if they had violated both their powers and their obligations, in proposing a Constitution, this ought nevertheless to be embraced, if it be calculated to accomplish the views and happiness of the people of America. How far this character is due to the Constitution, is the subject under investigation.”~PUBLIUS {James Madison}

    . . . . . . . . . .
    Let us consider this deeply:
    “if they had violated both their powers and their obligations, in proposing a Constitution, this ought nevertheless to be embraced…” – in other words it matters not what the written and understood to be law is; if it is “practical” it is right; Realpolitik, the Machiavellian ‘rule by practical man’, not written law.
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  70. Notes of the Secret Debates of the Federal Convention of 1787
    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/yates.asp

    The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner:
    http://jim.com/treason.htm

    “The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract between persons living eighty years ago. [This essay was written in 1869.] And it can be supposed to have been a contract then only between persons who had already come to years of discretion, so as to be competent to make reasonable and obligatory contracts. Furthermore, we know, historically, that only a small portion even of the people then existing were consulted on the subject, or asked, or permitted to express either their consent or dissent in any formal manner. Those persons, if any, who did give their consent formally, are all dead now. Most of them have been dead forty, fifty, sixty, or seventy years. and the constitution, so far as it was their contract, died with them. They had no natural power or right to make it obligatory upon their children. It is not only plainly impossible, in the nature of things, that they could bind their posterity, but they did not even attempt to bind them. That is to say, the instrument does not purport to be an agreement between any body but “the people” THEN existing; nor does it, either expressly or impliedly, assert any right, power, or disposition, on their part, to bind anybody but themselves. Let us see. Its language is:

    We, the people of the United States (that is, the people THEN EXISTING in the United States), in order to form a more perfect union, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves AND OUR POSTERITY, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”~Spooner
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  71. “So it was with those who originally adopted the Constitution. Whatever may have been their personal intentions, the legal meaning of their language, so far as their “posterity” was concerned, simply was, that their hopes and motives, in entering into the agreement, were that it might prove useful and acceptable to their posterity; that it might promote their union, safety, tranquility, and welfare; and that it might tend “to secure to them the blessings of liberty.” The language does not assert nor at all imply, any right, power, or disposition, on the part of the original parties to the agreement, to compel their “posterity” to live under it. If they had intended to bind their posterity to live under it, they should have said that their objective was, not “to secure to them the blessings of liberty,” but to make slaves of them; for if their “posterity” are bound to live under it, they are nothing less than the slaves of their foolish, tyrannical, and dead grandfathers.”~Ibid
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    • “The ostensible supporters of the Constitution, like the ostensible supporters of most other governments, are made up of three classes, viz.:
      1. Knaves, a numerous and active class, who see in the government an instrument which they can use for their own aggrandizement or wealth.
      2. Dupes — a large class, no doubt — each of whom, because he is allowed one voice out of millions in deciding what he may do with his own person and his own property, and because he is permitted to have the same voice in robbing, enslaving, and murdering others, that others have in robbing, enslaving, and murdering himself, is stupid enough to imagine that he is a “free man,” a “sovereign”; that this is “a free government”; “a government of equal rights,” “the best government on earth,” and such like absurdities.
      3. A class who have some appreciation of the evils of government, but either do not see how to get rid of them, or do not choose to so far sacrifice their private interests as to give themselves seriously and earnestly to the work of making a change.

      The payment of taxes, being compulsory, of course furnishes no evidence that any one voluntarily supports the Constitution.”~Ibid
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  72. “Still another reason why the payment of taxes implies no consent, or pledge, to support the government, is that the taxpayer does not know, and has no means of knowing, who the particular individuals are who compose “the government.” To him “the government” is a myth, an abstraction, an incorporeality, with which he can make no contract, and to which he can give no consent, and make no pledge. He knows it only through its pretended agents. “The government” itself he never sees. He knows indeed, by common report, that certain persons, of a certain age, are permitted to vote; and thus to make themselves parts of, or (if they choose) opponents of, the government, for the time being. But who of them do thus vote, and especially how each one votes (whether so as to aid or oppose the government), he does not know; the voting being all done secretly (by secret ballot). Who, therefore, practically compose “the government,” for the time being, he has no means of knowing. Of course he can make no contract with them, give them no consent, and make them no pledge. Of necessity, therefore, his paying taxes to them implies, on his part, no contract, consent, or pledge to support them — that is, to support “the government,” or the Constitution.

    All political power, so called, rests practically upon this matter of money. Any number of scoundrels, having money enough to start with, can establish themselves as a “government”; because, with money, they can hire soldiers, and with soldiers extort more money; and also compel general obedience to their will. It is with government, as Caesar said it was in war, that money and soldiers mutually supported each other; that with money he could hire soldiers, and with soldiers extort money. So these villains, who call themselves governments, well understand that their power rests primarily upon money. With money they can hire soldiers, and with soldiers extort money. And, when their authority is denied, the first use they always make of money, is to hire soldiers to kill or subdue all who refuse them more money.”~Spooner
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    Spooner’s entire essay should be read, it is absolutely brilliant.
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    • “The constitution not only binds nobody now, but it never did bind anybody. It never bound anybody, because it was never agreed to by anybody in such a manner as to make it, on general principles of law and reason, binding upon him.

      It is a general principle of law and reason, that a written instrument binds no one until he has signed it. This principle is so inflexible a one, that even though a man is unable to write his name, he must still “make his mark,” before he is bound by a written contract. This custom was established ages ago, when few men could write their names; when a clerk — that is, a man who could write — was so rare and valuable a person, that even if he were guilty of high crimes, he was entitled to pardon, on the ground that the public could not afford to lose his services. Even at that time, a written contract must be signed; and men who could not write, either “made their mark,” or signed their contracts by stamping their seals upon wax affixed to the parchment on which their contracts were written. Hence the custom of affixing seals, that has continued to this time.”~Ibid
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    • “It is no exaggeration, but a literal truth, to say that, by the Constitution — NOT AS I INTERPRET IT, BUT AS IT IS INTERPRETED BY THOSE WHO PRETEND TO ADMINISTER IT — the properties, liberties, and lives of the entire people of the United States are surrendered unreservedly into the hands of men who, it is provided by the Constitution itself, shall never be “questioned” as to any disposal they make of them.

      Thus the Constitution (Art. I, Sec. 6) provides that, “for any speech or debate (or vote), in either house, they (the senators and representatives) shall not be questioned in any other place.”

      The whole law-making power is given to these senators and representatives (when acting by a two-thirds vote); [1] and this provision protects them from all responsibility for the laws they make. [1] And this two-thirds vote may be but two-thirds of a quorum — that is two-thirds of a majority — instead of two-thirds of the whole. The Constitution also enables them to secure the execution of all their laws, by giving them power to withhold the salaries of, and to impeach and remove, all judicial and executive officers, who refuse to execute them.

      Thus the whole power of the government is in their hands, and they are made utterly irresponsible for the use they make of it. What is this but absolute, irresponsible power?

      It is no answer to this view of the case to say that these men are under oath to use their power only within certain limits; for what care they, or what should they care, for oaths or limits, when it is expressly provided, by the Constitution itself, that they shall never be “questioned,” or held to any reasonsibility whatever, for violating their oaths, or transgressing those limits?

      f, then, nobody is individually responsible for the acts of Congress, the members of Congress are nobody’s agents. And if they are nobody’s agents, they are themselves individually responsible for their own acts, and for the acts of all whom they employ. And the authority they are exercising is simply their own individual authority; and, by the law of nature — the highest of all laws — anybody injured by their acts, anybody who is deprived by them of his property or his liberty, has the same right to hold them individually responsible, that he has to hold any other trespasser individually responsible. He has the same right to resist them, and their agents, that he has to resist any other trespassers.”~Ibid
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  73. APPENDIX.

    “Inasmuch as the Constitution was never signed, nor agreed to, by anybody, as a contract, and therefore never bound anybody, and is now binding upon nobody; and is, moreover, such an one as no people can ever hereafter be expected to consent to, except as they may be forced to do so at the point of the bayonet, it is perhaps of no importance what its true legal meaning, as a contract, is. Nevertheless, the writer thinks it proper to say that, in his opinion, the Constitution is no such instrument as it has generally been assumed to be; but that by false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. He has heretofore written much, and could write much more, to prove that such is the truth. But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”~Lysander Spooner
    http://jim.com/treason.htm

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  74. Developing Intelligence:
    Neural Cascades in Prefrontal Cortex

    As described in yesterday’s post, many theories have been proposed on the possible functional organization of prefrontal cortex (PFC). Although it’s clear that this region plays a large role in human intelligence, it is unclear exactly “how” it does so. Nonetheless at least some general conclusions on prefrontal computation can be made.

    A reasonably uncontroversial view is that prefrontal cortex maintains over time representations that integrate sensori-motor with current goal and context information, and that this active maintenance biases processing elsewhere in the cognitive system in accord with the represented goals.

    According to this view, increasingly anterior regions of PFC tend to represent increasingly abstract or meta-level goals, and subsequently bias more posterior PFC regions that are “downstream.” This perspective was elegantly elaborated by Koechlin, Ody, and Kouneiher in their 2003 Science article on a “cascade model” of prefrontal function.
    […]
    The results showed that the most anterior regions seemed responsive to information with the longest temporal impact (or requiring longer maintenance), whereas more posterior regions were also responsive to information with the the most current impact (or requiring shorter maintenance). That is, activity in bilateral premotor regions (middle frontal gyrus) was modulated by the stimulus effect (number of possible responses) whereas activity in caudal PFC (inferior frontal gyrus) was not modulated by this effect. Instead, this more anterior region was modulated by the context effect (number of tasks to be performed). Neither of these factors affected activity in rostral PFC (inferior/middle frontal gyrus) which was instead modulated by the episode effect (amount of information provided by each instructional cue).

    This pattern of “temporal nesting” strongely implicates exactly the “cascade model” that the authors propose as an organizing principle of prefrontal cortex funciton. Furthermore, this pattern was additive across regions, such that the most posterior region showed some sensitivity to all three factors, the middle region showed sensitivity only to two of these, and the most anterior region was sensitive to only one.

    Effective connectivity analyses showed results compatible with this conclusion as well, such that increases in episodic control were associated with increased correlations in activity between rostral PFC, caudal PFC, and premotor regions. In other words, episodic control involved the full neural cascade from the most frontal to the most posterior regions of PFC. Likewise, changes in context (number of tasks performed) was associated with only some of the PFC cascade, in that caudal PFC activity correlated more tightly with premotor PFC. In contrast, changes in stimulus control (how many stimuli might appear) was not associated with any increase in correlations between these regions.

    Based on this compelling evidence, Koechlin et al. conclude that prefrontal computations support both cognitive control and temporal organization of behavior, by way of a nested, hierarchical processing structure.”

    http://scienceblogs.com/developingintelligence/2007/01/10/more-prefrontal-cortex-stuff/

    See also: http://www.isdbweb.org/documents/file/815_1.pdf

    http://www.dtreg.com/cascade.htm

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  75. http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v26/n5/full/1395848a.html

    psychedelic-information-theory.com/Psychedelic-Neuroplasticity

    Psychedelic Neuroplasticity

    “Neural axons in the human brain are always branching and creating new synaptic connections to facilitate learning and development. Like the toning and bulking of muscle mass, neural connectivity, developmental growth, and plasticity are based partly on genetics and partly on the “use it or lose it” principle; the more you use a neural pathway the more robust and responsive it will become, the less you use a pathway the weaker it will become. Training and repetition build faster and more responsive connections. The more a neuron or assembly of neurons is used in a specific exercise, the faster and more responsive those neurons will become when performing that exercise. This is how the brain learns new things and integrates new skills. Training, repetition, and reinforcement leads to long term changes in synaptic connectivity. These are the basics of neuroplasticity.1

    Neuroplasticity is the physical mechanism which makes shamanism and psychedelic therapy viable. In dreaming neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to daily routine and anxiety; in hypnosis neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to suggestion and reinforcement. In shamanism neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to dose, set, and setting. The efficacy of psychedelics in both shamanic transformation and clinical therapy relies on their unique ability to decouple the cortex, disassociate ego structures, and stimulate archetypal identity regression and personal transformation. No other class of drugs can claim to have such a radical effect on personality; radical personality changes in response to brief psychedelic exposure implies neuroplasticity.
    […]
    Other research indicates that LSD activates intracellular mechanisms to promote expression of genes responsible for encoding c-Fos and Arc proteins, particularly in the pre-frontal cortex (PFC).15 c-Fos is essential to cell proliferation, differentiation, and cellular defense, while Arc (activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein) regulates the structure and plasticity of neural cytoskeleton architecture, the very scaffolding which maintains neural shape and stability. By activating expression of c-Fos and Arc proteins in PFC neurons, LSD may promote plasticity, cell proliferation, cell repair, and synaptic generation in neurons responsible for identity. Presumably any selective 5-HT2A agonist will produce similar results, making hallucinogenic tryptamines primary candidates for cellular signal strengthening and identity-based neuroplasticity.”~James L. Kent

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  76. http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v26/n5/full/1395848a.html

    psychedelic-information-theory.com/Psychedelic-Neuroplasticity

    Psychedelic Neuroplasticity

    “Neural axons in the human brain are always branching and creating new synaptic connections to facilitate learning and development. Like the toning and bulking of muscle mass, neural connectivity, developmental growth, and plasticity are based partly on genetics and partly on the “use it or lose it” principle; the more you use a neural pathway the more robust and responsive it will become, the less you use a pathway the weaker it will become. Training and repetition build faster and more responsive connections. The more a neuron or assembly of neurons is used in a specific exercise, the faster and more responsive those neurons will become when performing that exercise. This is how the brain learns new things and integrates new skills. Training, repetition, and reinforcement leads to long term changes in synaptic connectivity. These are the basics of neuroplasticity.1

    Neuroplasticity is the physical mechanism which makes shamanism and psychedelic therapy viable. In dreaming neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to daily routine and anxiety; in hypnosis neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to suggestion and reinforcement. In shamanism neuroplasticity is stimulated in response to dose, set, and setting. The efficacy of psychedelics in both shamanic transformation and clinical therapy relies on their unique ability to decouple the cortex, disassociate ego structures, and stimulate archetypal identity regression and personal transformation. No other class of drugs can claim to have such a radical effect on personality; radical personality changes in response to brief psychedelic exposure implies neuroplasticity.
    […]
    Other research indicates that LSD activates intracellular mechanisms to promote expression of genes responsible for encoding c-Fos and Arc proteins, particularly in the pre-frontal cortex (PFC).15 c-Fos is essential to cell proliferation, differentiation, and cellular defense, while Arc (activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein) regulates the structure and plasticity of neural cytoskeleton architecture, the very scaffolding which maintains neural shape and stability. By activating expression of c-Fos and Arc proteins in PFC neurons, LSD may promote plasticity, cell proliferation, cell repair, and synaptic generation in neurons responsible for identity. Presumably any selective 5-HT2A agonist will produce similar results, making hallucinogenic tryptamines primary candidates for cellular signal strengthening and identity-based neuroplasticity.”~James L. Kent

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  77. Electronic Signals, TV, and Neuroplasticity

    Norman Doidge – ‘The Brain That Changes Itself’

    Doidge ranges across topics including how culture shapes our brains, the “immaterial” nature of thought, psychosomatic medicine, free will and the mind, the closing gap between Western and Eastern world views, Freud, Cartesian dualism, the potential for abuse of our new neurological knowledge and the relative effectiveness of brainwashing versus indoctrination methods.”~Monica Cassani

    “Any technology that we use rewires our brains — pencil and paper rewire our brains. But the problem with modern electronic technologies is that they’re extremely compatible with the brain. They emit electronic signals and the brain starts to take on the characteristics of those technologies. There’s no doubt in my mind that the internet, for instance, and the habits people get from web surfing, are leading to a decrease in attention span.
    “Television has contributed to this, too. In your typical TV commercial there’s a change of shot every second, which triggers the brain’s orient response, and after a while people start to feel that if they’re not inundated with novelty they get bored and are unable to pay attention.”
    And what of the risk of abuse or manipulation by the unscrupulous?
    “There’s never been any important human discovery — fire, understanding of illnesses, you name it — that hasn’t been abused by somebody,” Doidge says. “We learn about viruses or bacteria and somebody wants to put them in weapons to kill people.
    “Freudian insights were used by Madison Avenue and elsewhere in marketing to sell everything with sex and power. Yes, you can count of the fact that neuroplastic discoveries in some cases will be abused. I’ve thought a lot about that, and when writing my book I wondered whether the potential for good here is greater the potential for harm — I think the potential for good is greater than for harm.”

    http://beyondmeds.com/2008/09/10/the-brain-man-neuroplasticity-the-brains-amazing-ability-to-heal/

    Tennenbaum vs Von Neumann

    Dr Tennenbaum claims it’s a gross simplification to think in terms of “signals” leaping across neuronal synapses . He says “the synapses themselves are complex living organs whose structures are always changing…”:

    “Von Neumann simply arbitrarily assumed—contrary to all biological evidence—that the brain functions essentially as an electrical network, and that the response of an individual neuron, to the electrical pulses coming from other neurons, could be described by a simple mathematical function. He simply decided to ignore the fact, that a neuron is a living process! Well, you can’t ignore that, as even the reductionistic neurophysiology shows. But von Neumann just went ahead anyway..

    The result is an attempted computer simulation of brain function, by so-called “neural nets”..There may be some interest in this sort of organization of a computer system, but it has nothing to do with the reality of the human brain! …

    In reality, neither do the neurons behave like simple electronic components, nor do they interact in the simplistic way the “neural net” suggests. For example, the synapses, where the “signals” are supposed to be transmitted from one neuron to the other, are living organs whose structures are always changing…

    Already over 100 specialized chemical substances have been discovered, which are released on one side of the synapse and interact in a very complicated way with the neuron cell membrane on the other. The ongoing synthesis of those so-called neurotransmitter substances, as well as proteins and other substances that modify the properties of the synapse, depends on activity of the DNA in the neuron cell’s nucleus. That brings us back again to the endless complexities of “DNA regulation.” Furthermore, neurons interact in other ways, than by “hard-wired” electrical impulses or chemical signals across the synapses.

    This leads to a notable scandal. Despite intensive efforts, the reductionists have failed to establish any significant correlation whatsoever, in detail, between the internal features of our mental activity, in terms of thoughts, ideas, memories on the one hand, and the domain of bioelectrochemical events in the brain, on the other!

    We do know, that you need a brain, as a living organ, to think. But apart from that, the psychological and physiological domains are separated by an apparently unbridgeable gap. Is the world really dualistic? Or does the problem lie in the wrong choice of method?”~Tennenbaum
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  78. To benefit from a concept, one must first grasp it.

    “Neuroplasticity is a topic of enormous practical importance. The increasing evidence that the brain is a highly adaptable structure that undergoes constant change throughout life is a far cry from the idea that we are simply the product of our genes or our environment. Our genes help determine how we can respond to the environment; they do not make us who we are. And we all have untapped potential. This is more than the old nature/nurture debate in a new bottle. It has implications for human potential: how much can you develop your own brain and mind? Can you really teach a child to be a kind, loving person who can dramatically exceed his or her potential? Can psychotherapy really help change your brain for the better? Can we help re-wire the brain of a psychopath? Do we have the right to try?”~Dr. Richard G. Petty
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  79. Veri, My old computer died today… I am on the new one you got me, everything is weird, and I cannot get on my email … I will try to work things out soon.

    The operating system that came in this computer was “not genuine” – I have a new one on disc to be delivered in the next week or so… until then it is touch and go.

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    • Veri try me at: The Mind Circus…

      See if that works to get to me. I have no idea if it really works yet… ???
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    • “The study of “ambulatory” psychopaths – what we call “The Garden Variety Psychopath” – has, however, hardly begun. Very little is known about subcriminal psychopathy. However, some researchers have begun to seriously consider the idea that it is important to study psychopathy not as an artificial clinical category but as a general personality trait in the community at large. In other words, psychopathy is being recognized as a more or less a different type of human.

      One very interesting aspect of the psychopath is his “hidden life” that is sometimes not too well hidden. It seems that the psychopath has a regular need to take a “vacation into filth and degradation” the same way normal people may take a vacation to a resort where they enjoy beautiful surroundings and culture. To get a full feeling for this strange “need” of the psychopath – a need that seems to be evidence that “acting human” is very stressful to the psychopath – read more of The Mask of Sanity, chapters 25 and 26.”
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  80. When you know and understand the Truth that will shatter a state if it is popularly known, you automatically become an enemy of the state. The greatest danger is to those who can explain such truths in a straight forward manner.

    Gary Webb became an enemy of the state for his story ‘Dark Alliance’ on the CIA complicity in drug running during the Contra’s war in Central America. It is claimed that Webb committed suicide with TWO SHOTS to his own head with a handgun. A remarkable claim on it’s own, and most suspicious considering the animosity between Webb and known assassins for the state; CIA.
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  81. Thanks for the connectoidal Al…I am publishing this note under your name so I can approve you for posting here from now on.

    Yabadabadoodoo!!

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  82. “President Obama landing in plane in Evansville, he will go to Toyota, and come through Princeton. All highways closed off. watching on TV now!!!”~my mom yesterday

    Like the Ancient Romans — ridiculous !

    Well like is said, this is an Empire now…”All hail Caesar! … and all that royal bullshit.
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  83. “We can’t destroy disinformation completely but we can expose the mechanisms that make it function and in doing so, marginalize it. And we can stay on message with the strongest and most undeniable evidence.” ~Craig McKee – T&S – October 2, 2014

    “*IMPORTANT! Comments on this article should about which topics we should focus on in our ongoing effort to awaken the world to the lies of 9/11. I DO NOT want to hear the scientific case for or against Judy Wood or nukes or no planes, etc.” ~Craig McKee – same article last paragraph

    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/here-are-10-things-about-911-that-deserve-more-attention-and-5-that-deserve-less/
    .. . . . . . . . .

    So I see a dichotomy here. One of the ways “we can expose the mechanisms (of disinformation) that make it function and in doing so, marginalize it”, is to rebut disinformation with “strongest and most undeniable evidence.”
    And yet Craig doesn’t want “to hear the scientific case for or against Judy Wood or nukes or no planes, etc.”

    And then when two commentators posted pro Judy Wood comments, Craig did not delete them. But when I made a rebuttal he chastised me for doing so … ???

    And then Seenyora Breejizz leaves a comment with his “nookiedoodoo” jive in the body of it, there is no comment from Craig, nor does he edit out what supposedly offends him.

    Now I understand that Craig doesn’t want another long round of squabbling on these issues. But if he is going to be consistent he needs to nip it in the bud at the proximate cause, or let it roll as it may.

    But WTF? It’s McKee’s blog … so WHATEVER!!! grin.
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  84. Anti-Propaganda

    What is “doing”? What is an “activist”?

    Is this “doing”? Writing our thoughts, dissenting? Is it any less “doing” than running wild in the streets seeking rupture from “the Law”?

    What are “They” really more afraid of? I think it is obvious that they are more afraid of “conspiracy theorists” than ‘terrorists’, that is why they attempt the absurd fusion of both as the same thing.
    ‘They’ have an excuse for bombing, droning, shackling, torturing those they designate as ‘terrorists’.

    We the anti-propagandists have more effect than any act of physical sabotage. That is why they are close to shitting in their own nest by truncating the Internet (which, by the way is a product of the military industrial complex itself). They WILL fuck up the status quo of the economy if they mess with the web. They are in a damned if they do-damned if they don’t situation.

    There is ‘hope’ in the foolishness of ‘Their’ own machinations catching up with them and biting them in the ass. Keeping the pressure of anti-propaganda up is, in my opinion the most effective strategy ‘we’ have.
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  85. Limited hangouts: Kevin Ryan, A&E911 and the Journal of 9/11 Studies
    by Jim Fetzer (with Dennis Cimino)

    –“Ryan’s book … confirm(s) my impression that Steve Jones, Kevin Ryan and Richard Gage are the core of a limited hang-out designed to contain the breadth and depth of 9/11 research”–Jim Fetzer
    . . . . . . . .
    Imagine that, the piss calling lemonade yellow. Fetzer and the clowns at Veterans Today are the worst moles of the 9/11 movement. I have issues with Ryan’s views on the Pentagon, but as far as this bullshit from Uncle Fetzer … Lol Fuck the pretender and his “no planes” “holograms” “nukes” and “DEW”; the worst disinformation on 9/11 there is!
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  86. Global Research, October 02, 2014

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-world-cannot-afford-more-victims-of-war/32284

    “It is known and documented that the US and its allies have been financing, training and arming rebel factions in Syria, including ISIS, with a view to topple Bashar Al-Assad. That strategy did not work and now we are told that ISIS must be defeated through bombing raids. This military intervention violates international law and Syria’s territorial sovereignty. The goal of Obama’s “War on Terror” is not to defeat ISIS, but to topple non-compliant regimes. In his Orwellian speech at the UN, Obama said:

    “We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.”

    Wage war to create peace?

    The threat of a wide regional war in the Middle East is accompanied by ever more sensationalist lies by the mainstream media. The tensions are high and the outlook is grim.”~Michel Chossudovsky
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  87. The Russell Tribunal on Palestine convened an emergency session in Brussels last month to examine whether Israel committed war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip during “Operation Protective Edge,” the summertime military assault that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, including more than 500 children, and left Gaza in ruins.

    After hearing testimony from journalists, eyewitnesses, legal scholars and physicians present during the onslaught, the 12-member jury, made up of world-renowned intellectuals and international law experts, found Israel guilty of “war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of murder, extermination and persecution and also incitement to genocide.”
    […]
    Genocide does not happen overnight or in a vacuum. There are warning signs, many of which were raised at the Russell Tribunal.

    Israel has been destroying and erasing Palestine for over six decades in an effort to consolidate and maintain a demographically engineered Jewish majority in an area that is historically Palestinian.

    As long as countries including the United States continue to unconditionally shower Israel with weapons while shielding its leaders from accountability on the international stage, Israel’s destruction of Palestine will not only continue, it will intensify. So the question becomes, how bad do the atrocities need to get before the world puts a stop this madness?
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-on-trial-for-its-crimes-against-palestinians-testimonies-of-atrocities-in-gaza-from-the-russell-tribunal/5406624

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  88. “War is a dirty, unforgiving business. It is not rendered clean by remote deployments and orders executed at a distance from seemingly safe areas. It takes lives, inflicts unspeakable harm, and rarely brings smiles to those who suffer it. But the members of the US-led coalition currently involved in striking Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq would have you think otherwise. They give the impression that clean distances are golden, and air strikes will have their intended “degrading” effect. Therein lies the message about the false salvation of machinery – the technological panacea that rarely does what it is meant to.

    The notion that air power would win the day has been something of a fetish for enthusiasts, both of the prophetic and practising sort. It prophetically concerned H. G. Wells in The War in the Air(1908). It enraptured Britain’s blood lusting Air Marshal Arthur “Bomber” Harris during World War II, who believed in characteristically delusional fashion that his death sowing fleets won the war in exclusive fashion. Curtis “Demon” Le May fronted as the US equivalent, instrumental behind the striking of sixty-four Japanese cities between March and August 1945 that killed around 330,000 people. The doctrinal holy water, however, came from the font of the US Strategic Bombing Survey.

    At most times, however, such bombing took place alongside massive deployments of troops on the ground, a complementary union of industrially inflicted destruction. As sophisticated as weapons might ever be, the lack of ground impetus is a fundamental weakness to any assertions of effect.

    The technical imperative has culminated in the myth of “surgical” bombing, suggesting that the state being targeted is to be treated equally as an enemy to be defeated and a patient to be cured. Spare the civilians, despoil the regime. Such notions became popular with the emergence of that troubling notion of “humanitarian” intervention, treating the human subject as sacred even as bombs rain all around.”~Binoy Kampmark
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-law-of-futility-air-strikes-against-the-islamic-state/5406609

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  89. Moral Cowards

    It is moral cowardice that balks at the truth and in the final argument says ‘I don’t want to know’. They may or may not say it up-front, but it eventually comes out in their subtext. They have been terrorized by the propaganda of ‘Fear & Loathing’. Big Daddy told them to be afraid, very afraid, convinced them with horror shows Big Daddy designed himself; gruesome carnage on an industrial scale, heartless and bloody. Calibrated to fascinate and repel with cognitive dissonance slamming their manipulated emotions.

    The great majority are enchanted & stupefied, their minds frozen by fear into seeking empty rituals of mindless entertainments and distractions. And they are willing to fight you to the death if you attempt to wake them up from their sedated state.
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  90. Everything is connected.
    August 21, 2012

    The Complexicon

    Mission Statement
    “Welcome to Theory of Conspiracy; an analysis of hidden power in society. This site reflects the third wave of scholarship on conspiracy studies and “conspiracy theory,” which employs the term ‘systemic-conspiracy’ to describe the de-centered and highly networked nature of power in society. Under the conventional notion of conspiracy, many theories of popular politics and society are dismissed as paranoid and far-fetched delusions but under this re-appropriation of the concept of conspiracy (in the context of systems and complexity theories) we can see the fundamental process of conspiracy as being “war” itself; war as conspiracy. While we can rhetorically deny ‘conspiracy’, we cannot deny the ubiquity and persistence of war despite its lunacy, inefficiency, and hypocrisy. War has virtually never not been a conspiracy, or at least the interactions of a set of conspiracies. As the popular quote goes: “The first casualty of War is Truth.” This is why it is vitally important to examine the relationship between war discourse, power politics, and the public interpretation of such events (popular geopolitics). While war has taken new abstract forms in the 21st century, it has far from disappeared, and a theory must be rigorous and vigilant against systemic-conspiracies, ie. the “War on Drugs,” the “War on Terror.” These can be seen as discursive and systemic conspiracies, in which we all play a role, with deep implications and ramifications for society.”

    http://www.theoryofconspiracy.net/

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  91. A Curriculum for Studies in Systemic Power Structures

    Important contributions have been made by:
    Charlotte Iserbyt, Antony Sutton, Carroll Quigley, John Gatto, Foucault’s analysis of power…

    ‘Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling’~Gatto
    ‘Weapons of Mass Instruction: Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling’~Gatto

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    • And from the horse’s mouth:
      ‘Propaganda’ by Edward Bernays
      ‘Crystallizing Public Opinion’ by Edward L. Bernays
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  92. ‘The Engineering of Consent’
    (an essay by Edward Bernays first published in 1947)

    Bernays explained, “Professionally, [public relations] activities are planned and executed by trained practitioners in accordance with scientific principles, based on the findings of social scientists. Their dispassionate approach and methods may be likened to those of the engineering professions which stem from the physical sciences.”[2]

    The threat of engineered consent in democracy has been expressed in a textbook on American government:[3]

    Under modern conditions of political advertising and manipulation, it has become possible to talk of the engineering of consent by an elite of experts and professional politicians. Consent that is thus engineered is difficult to distinguish in any fundamental way from the consent that supports modern totalitarian governments. Were the manipulated voter to become the normal voter, the government he supports could hardly be said to rest on his consent in any traditional sense of that word.
    To some observers, consumer psychologists have already made the choice for people before they buy a certain product. Marketing is often based on themes and symbols that unconsciously influence consumer behavior.

    The “Engineering Consent” chapter of Christopher Bryson’s book The Fluoride Deception describes how Bernays helped the water fluoridation campaign in the USA.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Engineering_of_Consent

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  93. “THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”~Bernays (PROPAGANDA)
    . . . . . . . .

    “The American business community was also very impressed with the propaganda effort. They had a problem at that time. The country was becoming formally more democratic. A lot more people were able to vote and that sort of thing. The country was becoming wealthier and more people could participate and a lot of new immigrants were coming in, and so on.

    So what do you do? It’s going to be harder to run things as a private club. Therefore, obviously, you have to control what people think. There had been public relation specialists but there was never a public relations industry. There was a guy hired to make Rockefeller’s image look prettier and that sort of thing. But this huge public relations industry, which is a U.S. invention and a monstrous industry, came out of the first World War. The leading figures were people in the Creel Commission. In fact, the main one, Edward Bernays, comes right out of the Creel Commission. He has a book that came out right afterwards called Propaganda. The term “propaganda,” incidentally, did not have negative connotations in those days. It was during the second World War that the term became taboo because it was connected with Germany, and all those bad things. But in this period, the term propaganda just meant information or something like that. So he wrote a book called Propaganda around 1925, and it starts off by saying he is applying the lessons of the first World War. The propaganda system of the first World War and this commission that he was part of showed, he says, it is possible to “regiment the public mind every bit as much as an army regiments their bodies.” These new techniques of regimentation of minds, he said, had to be used by the intelligent minorities in order to make sure that the slobs stay on the right course. We can do it now because we have these new techniques.

    This is the main manual of the public relations industry. Bernays is kind of the guru. He was an authentic Roosevelt/Kennedy liberal. He also engineered the public relations effort behind the U.S.-backed coup which overthrew the democratic government of Guatemala.
    His major coup, the one that really propelled him into fame in the late 1920s, was getting women to smoke. Women didn’t smoke in those days and he ran huge campaigns for Chesterfield. You know all the techniques—models and movie stars with cigarettes coming out of their mouths and that kind of thing. He got enormous praise for that. So he became a leading figure of the industry, and his book was the real manual.”~Noam Chomsky

    (From Chomsky’s “What Makes Mainstream Media
    Mainstream”: a talk at Z Media Institute, June 1997)
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  94. “IN the days when kings were kings, Louis XIV made his modest remark, “L’Etat c’est moi.” He was nearly right.
    But times have changed. The steam engine, the multiple press, and the public school, that trio of the industrial revolution, have taken the power away from kings and given it to the people. The people actually gained power which the king lost For economic power tends to draw after it political power; and the history of the industrial revolution shows how that power passed from the king and the aristocracy to the bourgeoisie. Universal suffrage and universal schooling reinforced this tendency, and at last even the bourgeoisie stood in fear of the common people. For the masses promised to become king.
    To-day, however, a reaction has set in. The minority has discovered a powerful help in influencing majorities. It has been found possible so to mold the mind of the masses that they will throw their newly gained strength in the desired direction. In the present structure of society, this practice is inevitable. Whatever of social importance is done to-day, whether in politics, finance, manufacture, agriculture, charity, education, or other fields, must be done with the help of propaganda. Propaganda is the executive arm of the invisible government
    Universal literacy was supposed to educate the common man to control his environment. Once he could read and write he would have a mind fit to rule. So ran the democratic doctrine. But instead of a mind, universal literacy has given him rubber stamps, rubber stamps inked with advertising slogans, with editorials, with published scientific data, with the trivialities of the tabloids and the platitudes of history, but quite innocent of original thought. Each man’s rubber stamps are the duplicates of millions of others, so that when those millions are exposed to the same stimuli, all receive identical imprints. It may seem an exaggeration to say that the American public gets most of its ideas in this wholesale fashion. The mechanism by which ideas are disseminated on a large scale is propaganda, in the broad sense of an organized effort to spread a particular belief or doctrine.”~Bernays (Ch. 2)
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    • “There are invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions. It is not generally realized to what extent the words and actions of our most influential public men are dictated by shrewd persons operating behind the scenes.
      Nor, what is still more important, the extent to which our thoughts and habits are modified by authorities.”
      ~iIbid
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  95. “I vividly recall how, in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing, Obama partisans triumphantly declared that this would finally usher in the winding down of the War on Terror. On one superficial level, that view was understandable: it made sense if one assumes that the U.S. has been waging this war for its stated reasons and that it hopes to vanquish The Enemy and end the war.

    But that is not, and never was, the purpose of the War on Terror. It was designed from the start to be endless.

    Leon Panetta, the long-time Democratic Party operative who served as Obama’s Defense Secretary and CIA Director, said this week of Obama’s new bombing campaign: “I think we’re looking at kind of a 30-year war.” Only in America are new 30-year wars spoken of so casually, the way other countries speak of weather changes. He added that the war “will have to extend beyond Islamic State to include emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere.” And elsewhere: not just a new decades-long war with no temporal limits, but no geographic ones either. He criticized Obama – who has bombed 7 predominantly Muslim countries plus the Muslim minority in the Phillipines (almost double the number of countries Bush bombed) – for being insufficiently militaristic, despite the fact that Obama officials themselves have already instructed the public to think of The New War “in terms of years.”

    Then we have Hillary Clinton (whom Panetta gushed would make a “great” president). At an event in Ottawa yesterday, she proclaimed that the fight against these “militants” will “be a long-term struggle” that should entail an “information war” as “well as an air war.” The new war, she said, is “essential” and the U.S. shies away from fighting it “at our peril.” Like Panetta (and most establishment Republicans), Clinton made clear in her book that virtually all of her disagreements with Obama’s foreign policy were the by-product of her view of Obama as insufficiently hawkish, militaristic and confrontational.

    At this point, it is literally inconceivable to imagine the U.S. not at war. It would be shocking if that happened in our lifetime. U.S. officials are now all but openly saying this. “Endless War” is not dramatic rhetorical license but a precise description of America’s foreign policy.

    Just yesterday, Bloomberg reported: “Led by Lockheed Martin Group (LTM), the biggest U.S. defense companies are trading at record prices as shareholders reap rewards from escalating military conflicts around the world.” Particularly exciting is that “investors see rising sales for makers of missiles, drones and other weapons as the U.S. hits Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq”; moreover, “the U.S. also is the biggest foreign military supplier to Israel, which waged a 50-day offensive against the Hamas Islamic movement in the Gaza Strip.” ISIS is using U.S.-made ammunition and weapons, which means U.S. weapons companies get to supply all sides of The New Endless War; can you blame investors for being so giddy?”~Glenn Greenwald, in his latest piece for the Intercept

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-08/leon-panetta-says-brace-30-year-war-isis

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  96. “As I outlined in my post, The American Public: A Tough Soldier or a Chicken Hawk Cowering in a Cubicle? Some Thoughts on ISIS Intervention, as long as the citizenry remains in a fetal position praying for the return of a middle-class lifestyle that is not coming back without concerted effort and struggle, it will continue to be slaughtered like sheep and milked like cows.”~Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog
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  97. “And in some cases, suspicious.”~Craig:

    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/here-are-10-things-about-911-that-deserve-more-attention-and-5-that-deserve-less/#comment-27538

    Yes there is always that lurking in the deep dark forest of covert ops. On a 9/11 thread of any kind the chances are pretty good of spooky-biz. They probably use sex appeal, just like any savvy PR system would incorporate. And being the web, you don’t know who is real and who is legend.

    The web is very much a masquerade ball with stages of burlesque running 24/7.

    The New World Circus.
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  98. ISIS
    https://public.isishq.com/public
    ISIS provides worldwide security, intelligence, technology and training to government and private enterprises. ISIS is strategically positioned across the globe, with …
    About ISIS
    https://public.isishq.com/public/about/default.aspx
    ISIS exists for one purpose: To provide government and business the sophisticated intelligence, technology, security and training they need to support and …
    Co-creating Our New Earth : ISIS is American. All True …
    co-creatingournewearth.blogspot.com/2014/07/isis-is-american-all…
    Jul 06, 2014 · “ISIS: INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING” That’s what’s written on their website. Image source. ISIS are affiliates to Lockheed Martin – “Intelligence Training”
    Emotional Intelligence | ISIS Training
    https://www.isistraining.com/products/emotional-intelligence
    Training & Coaching. Emotional intelligence is much more powerful than IQ in determining who emerges as a leader. IQ is a threshold competence. You need it, but …

    Blog: The “other” [?] ISIS – American Thinker
    americanthinker.com/blog/2014/08/the_emotherem_isis.html
    … which turns out to be an arm of US intelligence: ISIS provides worldwide security, intelligence, technology and training to government and private enterprises.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Gee what a coincidence … aye?

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  99. “Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule…”~ Cecil Rhodes

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – and do sneaky tricks, like:

    “The two primary diagnostic tests for Ebola—the antibody and the PCR—are completely useless for verifying the presence of millions of Ebola virus in a patient—which is what you need to begin to say that patient is an “Ebola case.”

    In 1988 with AIDS, and more recently with Ebola, I’ve explained the list of factors that would make people sick and kill them—factors that have nothing to do with HIV or Ebola virus.

    In essence, this is how you create a fake epidemic. Real death, false explanation.

    You tie together and link together people who are sick and dying for various reasons, and you claim they’re all dying because of the One Germ.

    That gives you a powerful psychological ploy, because people are always looking for the one unified thing that explains a whole host of disturbing facts.

    For example, gay men in America were heavily promoted to “take the AIDS test.” The propaganda was relentless. Naturally, a percentage of the tested men showed up positive on, again, the useless and misleading antibody test.

    They were dosed with what amounts to a chemical warfare agent. AZT. Many died.

    In the late 1990s, I gave talk about HIV to a group of people in the community room of a park in Hollywood. I said to them:

    Imagine that this park is suddenly called the epicenter of an outbreak of a virus. It’s all a fake, but there it is. Health authorities order their agents to track down everyone who has been in the park in the last three months.

    These park visitors must be tested for the presence of the virus. Of course, the test is fatally flawed. It shows positive results for a few dozen reasons, none of which has anything to do with the presence of a virus.

    Those people, those park visitors who “test positive,” are now given a drug which is so toxic it can kill them. It does kill many of them.

    As they die, the health authorities count them as victims of the “Hollywood Park virus.”

    The circle is closed. The lies interlock.”~Rappoport
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  100. Belief v Knowledge

    The unbridgeable divide between believe and know … the believers — simply would not consider or accept that believe and know are not synonymous, that there is a chasm between the two words …
    Believe, although having some slim foundation in evidence, signifies something unprovable (or perhaps less provable), and thus less firmly based in evidence, than know, whose foundation is firmly based on the provable and demonstrable. For example, we may believe there is minimal cost to creating an ebook of a pbook, but we do not know what that cost is — we can’t prove it or demonstrate it. The same concept holds true for any belief, whether economic, cultural, religious, scientific, or something else.

    Unlike know, believe covers a wide range of credulity. Know is more constrained; its verity must be demonstrable. Believe needs no more than the statement “I believe” something to be true, leaving it to the listener to supply the factual base — no matter how slim or wobbly — for where to place the belief on the continuum that ranges from pure speculation to pure fact.

    Believe denotes the acceptance of the truth or actuality of something, that it is real, even if it may not be real.

    americaneditor.wordpress.com/2010/…/on-words-believ-and-knowledge/

    rationalfaiths.com/epistemic-certainty-i-know-vs-i-believe/

    http://www.learnenglish.de/mistakes/assumevsknowvsthink.html

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology

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    • Epistemology (ἐπιστήμη,episteme|knowledge, understanding|| λόγος, logos|study of) is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge[1][2] and is also referred to as “theory of knowledge”. It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Much of the debate in this field has focused on the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification. The term “epistemology” was introduced by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier (1808–1864). -Wiki
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  101. Infinite regress in consciousness is the formation of an infinite series of “inner observers” as we ask the question of who is observing the output of the neural correlates of consciousness in the study of subjective consciousness.

    Infinite regress in optics is the formation of an infinite series of receding images created in two parallel facing mirrors. See optical feedback.

    “Some hold that, owing to the necessity of knowing the primary premises, there is no scientific knowledge. Others think there is, but that all truths are demonstrable. Neither doctrine is either true or a necessary deduction from the premises. The first school, assuming that there is no way of knowing other than by demonstration, maintain that an infinite regress is involved, on the ground that if behind the prior stands no primary, we could not know the posterior through the prior (wherein they are right, for one cannot traverse an infinite series): if on the other hand – they say – the series terminates and there are primary premises, yet these are unknowable because incapable of demonstration, which according to them is the only form of knowledge. And since thus one cannot know the primary premises, knowledge of the conclusions which follow from them is not pure scientific knowledge nor properly knowing at all, but rests on the mere supposition that the premises are true. The other party agree with them as regards knowing, holding that it is only possible by demonstration, but they see no difficulty in holding that all truths are demonstrated, on the ground that demonstration may be circular and reciprocal. Our own doctrine is that not all knowledge is demonstrative: on the contrary, knowledge of the immediate premises is independent of demonstration. (The necessity of this is obvious; for since we must know the prior premises from which the demonstration is drawn, and since the regress must end in immediate truths, those truths must be indemonstrable.) Such, then, is our doctrine, and in addition we maintain that besides scientific knowledge there is its original source which enables us to recognize the definitions.”
    —Aristotle, Posterior Analytics I.3 72b1–15
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  102. Cartesian Wheel

    Externalism and Internalism

    Part of the debate over the nature of knowledge is a debate between epistemological externalists on the one hand, and epistemological internalists on the other. Externalists hold that factors deemed “external”, meaning outside of the psychological states of those who gain knowledge, can be conditions of knowledge. For example, an externalist response to the Gettier problem is to say that, in order for a justified true belief to count as knowledge, there must be a link or dependency between the belief and the state of the external world. Usually this is understood to be a causal link. Such causation, to the extent that it is “outside” the mind, would count as an external, knowledge-yielding condition. Internalists, on the other hand, assert that all knowledge-yielding conditions are within the psychological states of those who gain knowledge.

    Though unfamiliar with the internalist/externalist debate himself, many point to René Descartes as an early example of the internalist path to justification. He wrote that, because the only method by which we perceive the external world is through our senses, and that, because the senses are not infallible, we should not consider our concept of knowledge to be infallible. The only way to find anything that could be described as “indubitably true,” he advocates, would be to see things “clearly and distinctly”.[14] He argued that if there is an omnipotent, good being who made the world, then it’s reasonable to believe that people are made with the ability to know. However, this does not mean that man’s ability to know is perfect. God gave man the ability to know, but not omniscience. Descartes said that man must use his capacities for knowledge correctly and carefully through methodological doubt.[15] The dictum “Cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am) is also commonly associated with Descartes’ theory, because in his own methodological doubt, doubting everything he previously knew in order to start from a blank slate, the first thing that he could not logically bring himself to doubt was his own existence: “I do not exist” would be a contradiction in terms; the act of saying that one does not exist assumes that someone must be making the statement in the first place. Though Descartes could doubt his senses, his body and the world around him, he could not deny his own existence, because he was able to doubt and must exist in order to do so. Even if some “evil genius” were to be deceiving him, he would have to exist in order to be deceived. This one sure point provided him with what he would call his Archimedean point, in order to further develop his foundation for knowledge. Simply put, Descartes’ epistemological justification depended upon his indubitable belief in his own existence and his clear and distinct knowledge of God.
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  103. Choosing ‘Best Evidence’ and ‘Best Analysis’ of that evidence is the critical path to the truth.
    The Best Analysis is gleaned by clear critical thinking.

    Discovery of those who dismiss and disparage the Best Evidence/Best Analysis is the discovery of agents of agitprop.

    Having had the chance to grill him extensively on T&S, I am certain that James Fetzer is an agitprop mole. He makes the attempt to dismiss all Best Evidence with disinformation concerning, DEW, nuclear WTC, No-planes, Video Fakery, Holograms, etc. In the final analysis he disparages all Best Evidence and creates classic cognitive dissonance in the minds of his readership and audience.

    I would add all of Fetzer’s comrades at Veterans Today, plus Morgan Reynolds and Judy Wood to this coven of infiltrators.
    And of course there is Maxwell Bridges a covert entity and blatant agitprop disinformant; “feeding” his “sheep”…grin
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  104. ‘The Blacklist’
    From exec producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Davis comes the season’s #1 new drama, airing on NBC. James Spader is fantastic as Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former government agent who has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), a young FBI profiler who’s just barely out of Quantico.

    Dave Porter is doing the soundtrack!

    http://www.nbc.com/the-blacklist

    http://www.daveporter.tv/credits/

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  105. “Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule…” – Cecil Rhodes

    Why not? So they did, the ‘Round Table Group’. Has sort of that Arthurian flair to it. Doesn’t it?
    Carroll Quigley has this all told with citations in his books, Tragedy & Hope, and The Anglo-American Establishment.

    This secret society established the ‘Royal Institute of International Affairs’ in 1919. It controls, to a very considerable extent, the sources and writing of the history of British Imperial and foreign policy since the Boer War.

    A sister group was established in the US known as the ‘Council on Foreign Relations’, which operates on the same principles as the British group, a secret society patterned on the Jesuits; inner and outer circles of memberships, rather the typical hierarchical structure of most such organizations.

    See: http://www.carrollquigley.net/pdf/The_Anglo-American_Establishment.pdf

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  106. Front Psychol. 2013; 4: 409.
    Published online Jul 8, 2013. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00409
    PMCID: PMC3703523
    “What about building 7?” A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories

    Michael J. Wood* and Karen M. Douglas*

    “The tendency to use social projection is especially relevant in online settings. Much online discussion is either fully anonymous or conducted under pseudonyms, greatly limiting the amount of information available about the other party in a discussion. As such, we assume for the purposes of the present study that people will generally tend to use arguments that they themselves would find most convincing were they the audience rather than the persuader. This, in turn, should reflect the structure of their belief systems—the arguments that people find most convincing are those that match up with how they view the world (Darwin et al., 2011; Newheiser et al., 2011; Wood et al., 2012; Lewandowsky et al., 2013b). To that end, we systematically coded and analyzed conspiracist and conventionalist persuasive comments from four major news websites on articles relating to 9/11 from the period of July 1st through December 31st, 2011, encompassing the months surrounding the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

    9/11 conspiracy theories provide an excellent research subject for several reasons. First, the community associated with these theories, known as the 9/11 Truth Movement, is noted for its substantial online presence and focus on Internet proselytizing. Bartlett and Miller (2011) observed that the movement’s “mass membership backbone” (p. 45) devotes a substantial amount of time to producing large numbers of online comments, and Clarke (2007) saw the Truth Movement as a paradigmatic example of Internet conspiracy culture. Second, the timing was fortuitous, with the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, sure to herald a number of stories on the subject and therefore many relevant comments, having occurred shortly before data collection commenced. The recency of the materials lowered the probability of comments having been expunged from archives or lost as an unintended consequence of comment software upgrades. Third, just as the Truth Movement has a substantial online presence, so too do its conventionalist opponents in the skeptic movement. We therefore expected that there would be a good deal of debate between the two sides, providing further raw materials for analysis. Finally, the Truth Movement is a well-established community with a substantial intellectual output, including popular books (e.g., Griffin, 2004), conference circuits, several sub-organizations such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and at least one peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of 9/11 Studies. There is substantial debate within the Truth Movement regarding whether 9/11 was a controlled demolition, a deliberate intelligence failure, or even the result of exotic space-based weaponry (Barber, 2008). In short, its body of work is varied, voluminous, and well-developed, and should therefore be able to provide a wide range of different arguments for analysis.”
    ~Wood – Douglas

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3703523/

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  107. “​In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.

    As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger’s murderous honesty.

    As a witness to the human consequences of aerial savagery – including the beheading of victims, their parts festooning trees and fields – I am not surprised by the disregard of memory and history, yet again.A telling example is the rise to power of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge, who had much in common with today’s Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They, too, were ruthless medievalists who began as a small sect. They, too, were the product of an American-made apocalypse, this time in Asia.

    According to Pol Pot, his movement had consisted of “fewer than 5,000 poorly armed guerrillas uncertain about their strategy, tactics, loyalty and leaders”. Once Nixon’s and Kissinger’s B52 bombers had gone to work as part of “Operation Menu”, the west’s ultimate demon could not believe his luck.

    The Americans dropped the equivalent of five Hiroshimas on rural Cambodia during 1969-73. They levelled village after village, returning to bomb the rubble and corpses. The craters left monstrous necklaces of carnage, still visible from the air. The terror was unimaginable. A former Khmer Rouge official described how the survivors “froze up and they would wander around mute for three or four days. Terrified and half-crazy, the people were ready to believe what they were told … That was what made it so easy for the Khmer Rouge to win the people over.”~John Pilger

    http://rt.com/op-edge/194608-isis-iraq-kissinger-syria-obama/

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    • Medieval Monsters still run the world…

      A study by the United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef, found that between 1991 and 1998, the height of the blockade, there were 500,000 “excess” deaths of Iraqi infants under the age of five. An American TV reporter put this to Madeleine Albright, US Ambassador to the United Nations, asking her, “Is the price worth it? ” the ghoul Albright replied, “We think the price is worth it.”
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  108. “The only effective opponents of ISIS are accredited demons of the west – Syria, Iran, Hezbollah.The obstacle is Turkey, an “ally” and a member of Nato, which has conspired with the CIA, MI6 and the Gulf medievalists to channel support to the Syrian “rebels”, including those now calling themselves ISIS. Supporting Turkey in its long-held ambition for regional dominance by overthrowing the Assad government beckons a major conventional war and the horrific dismemberment of the most ethnically diverse state in the Middle East.
    […]
    More than 40 years ago, the Nixon-Kissinger bombing of Cambodia unleashed a torrent of suffering from which that country has never recovered. The same is true of the Blair-Bush crime in Iraq. With impeccable timing, Henry Kissinger’s latest self-serving tome has just been released with its satirical title, “World Order”. In one fawning review, Kissinger is described as a “key shaper of a world order that remained stable for a quarter of a century”. Tell that to the people of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Chile, East Timor and all the other victims of his “statecraft”. Only when “we” recognise the war criminals in our midst will the blood begin to dry.”~Pilger
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  109. Your conception of the world is not the world. It is your conception of the world.

    The TVZombie is an ‘alter’. The true self is submerged. The altar of TV has them by the id.
    Electro-neurological programming produces the classic ‘Alternate Personality’ of the
    schizophrenic. As suggestion is used in the creating of ‘alters’ through hypnotic techniques in the
    “Intelligence Cults”, there are cues planted at the crossroads of certain ideas and concepts. Such
    cues alert the alter to rise dominant over the the host personality. There is an attendant trend of
    confusion and hysteria to this transition, strong feelings, surging emotions, but no counter
    argument for the person who has tripped the cue. Just raw anger and denial, and oft times,
    verbatim scripts from television. Often it is ‘iconic’, or symbolic vagaries as ‘sound bites’. They
    will often admit they know nothing of history, then if you say, “well look, this happened in
    history, this person did this or that”, and it goes against their general conception of the fable they
    have been sold, they will claim that it is absurd, that you have to be some sort of nut to believe
    such a thing. But of course, you know that it is verified, ‘on the record’ history.

    This being a systemic problem, such people have no trouble at all finding most of their friends
    and associates agree with their manufactured perceptions. Thus anyone who has the integrity to
    think for themselves, who makes it a point to know history, to understand modern social
    engineering, soon discovers that it is potentially hazardous to be too outspoken on certain topics.
    Because we consequently understand from what we know to be fact, that this is a very dangerous
    despotic state, one that has waged ruthless psychological warfare on it’s own population. The
    population hasn’t a clue. Careful.

    Tyrannoludus, the playbook for the ambitious, is a grimoise written in statutory code in the
    hand of Big Brother. But this is a black art as old as history itself. The elite rule the world by
    intermediaries; stage magicians, carny hawkers, thugs and assassins. The people are spellbound.
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  110. “We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights…”~Jefferson

    But then Jefferson goes on about instituting “government” in the naive presumption that one can transfer these ‘certain unalienable rights’ to a fictitious entity by way of a document signed by a group of mortal human beings that might bind future generations into perpetuity.

    Perhaps now, after 200 years of this so-called “government” the People can grow up and face the fact that it is all bullshit; that “government” is indeed a fictitious entity, a made up being, a delusion of childish thinking. Perhaps…
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  111. Yes, history itself tells us that the supreme law of the land, the Constitution says exactly and precisely
    what it means in plain common English. It means what it says.

    Why are there then, those who are surprised, even shocked at this?

    This is a question well worthy of pursuit—because they are those who are looking for trouble. These
    are the provocateurs; the socialists, the fascists, the corporatists, the con-men, and the bankers of all of
    these.

    All of them suffer one devastating disadvantage, they are of necessity, lairs. Truth will always out. Any
    thinking individual will recognize bullshit when they see it, no matter how high it is piled. There is
    logical fallacy at the base of any lie, and cause and effect inevitably reveals that false base.
    This is the reason that history itself must be analyzed in a forensic manner. This is because law is as
    liable to corruption as any other human enterprise. Indeed law is the central target of corruption, for
    control of law is physical power.

    Grasping the mechanizations of political power, as established by Machiavelli is essential to hold the
    kernel of the meaning of history. History is much more candid than the academic, or popular fable that
    is called ‘history’ in the present system. Proximate Cause may shift through context, but is clearly
    revealed in various facets as the dots are connected in the architecture of modern political power, being
    expressed frankly as:

    There’s no business like bullshit!

    Having consumed and digested the logical reasoning establishing the principles of liberty, I understand
    it holistically. I get it. It is very simple and straight forward: ‘Self Evident’, as the Declaration says.
    It is the false controversies designed by those who oppose individual freedom that pollute the
    conceptual environment. They have manufactured the ‘serf mentality’ through social engineering.
    The rhetorical controversy of “persons/people” as a dialectic, is a creation of the Communitarians and
    other socialists seeking to disparage individual rights. They have only one motive; to end individual
    rights and liberty. Their ‘philosophy’ is an empty ruse, it is a con. They construct arguments on
    rationalizations; not logical construction. A close reading of what they have actually said and written
    reveal them to be either knaves, or con men and frauds.

    They propose that the use of the term, “the people” in the Constitution, in the context of rights, must be
    seen as plural. The plural of what then? As individual people? No they say, as ‘community rights’ as
    opposed to ‘individual rights’–as if there is an actual distinction between the two. There is no such
    distinction made in the Constitution. This is historically proven, the rights of liberty are individual
    rights owned by each and every human being. This is not liable to mere opinion, this is plain historical
    fact. A lawyer of the BAR may well insist that the proper form of plural for a person is “persons”, but
    this is only true of the form of Roman Civil Law, and has no application in the organic Common Law
    of the Constitution.

    What is actually being promoted in that context is; ‘The Divine Right of Kings’, via corporate charter.
    These absurd socialist Utopian fantasies are in reality nothing but feudalism under an alias.

    Who actually benefits under such a doctrine? It matters not ‘who’ the king is, that is just a title, the
    substance is in the technique of the system of state. The imperial state will assure and execute the
    tyranny of such a ‘divine right’, the rest is all just style and form. It is the substance of tyranny that we
    consider under the doctrine of ‘divine right’; the structure of arbitrary rule and contingency.

    Law becomes a divine comedy under arbitrary rule. Justice becomes a Medusa under arbitrary rule.
    Terror becomes the norm under arbitrary rule. This is not empty speculation, the turning of the wheel of
    history proves this premise time after time with rigid consistency.
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  112. In 1941, revolutionary pacifist A.J. Muste declared, “The problem after war is with the victor. He thinks he has just proved that war and violence pay. Who will now teach him a lesson?
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  113. American savagery and oppressive behavior pervades our society and predates our nation’s birth. Building its patriarchal wealth on the backs of Black slaves and cheap labor while acquiring its territory through Native American genocide, predatory exploitation of non-Anglos, the poor, women, and the working class emerged as a pillar of America’s socioeconomic “success” before we even declared our independence. Wearing its cloak of benevolence, America is an abstract embodiment of the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. Governed by avaricious profiteers produced and enabled by a ruthless system that brings out the worst in humanity, the United States is a predacious nation innocently posing as bastion of human rights and democracy.

    On January 17, 1893 the Marines landed in Hawaii with a small contingency. In a bloodless coup, the 6220 Whites (on an archipelago populated by 41,000 native Hawaiians and 28,000 Asian laborers) seized control of the government and appointed none other than Sanford Dole (cousin to pineapple magnate James Dole) to lead. By 1897 the United States had formally annexed Hawaii.

    In America, the inmates truly run the asylum.”~ Jason Miller
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  114. “You have to hand it to America. It has exercised quite a clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s brilliant, even witty, a highly successful act of hypnosis. How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal?” ~Gunter Grass
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  115. Charles A. Lindbergh:
    “This Act (the Federal Reserve Act, Dec. 23rd 1913) establishes the most
    gigantic trust on earth. When the President (Woodrow Wilson) signs the
    Bill, the invisible government of the Monetary Power will be legalized…
    The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and
    currency Bill.”
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  116. Grace Commission:
    “100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal
    Debt … all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is
    spent on the services taxpayers expect from government.”

    Robert A. Heinlein:
    “Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.”
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  117. Just fuck you Maxitwat. You are a sneaky son-of-a-bitch. You know that Craig is busy at work so you pop all your smelly jizz all over T&S… You say you aren’t disinfo… we both know that’s bullshit. You claim if you are wrong it is merely “misinformation” — you are a liar. I have countered every single one of your spurious assertions with rational argumentation. You won’t admit you are wrong, because you aren’t wrong by mistake, you are wrong on purpose.
    And remember if you repeat these words on T&S they are YOUR WORDS there – not mine. This comment is explicitly meant for this blog and this blog only. You fucking spook.
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  118. So again I get this scurrilous bullshit that my answering Maxifucker is at the root of how these threads on T&S go bouncing into the weeds whenever Max shows. If I would just “STFU” (shut the fuck up) then everything would be honky dory because…? Well Maxitwat got to give his cheesy sales pitch again. And THAT gives him the chance to rag on me with the same old disinfo mop he always slings.

    No it is Bridges original comments that are the disinformation and the yank to the edge of the weeds. He assesses blame to all but himself and then points at me like I’m the on “playing the victim”. And he does it in plain site of everyone there, and barely a peep from anyone else – because they know they will get the same treatment if they speak up. Max is a mind twisting rhetorical spewing machine. That is the pro that gives away his whole spook profile. He can make turds into gold with a long enough sales pitch, one that turns into a labyrinth maze.

    So rationally the most simple question is, why do the threads go to shit every time Max gets involved? Obviously he is the proximate cause. But it becomes my fault just to counter this shit he spews…WTF?

    I would not hesitate for one moment to kick him off of T&S were I Craig.
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  119. http://www.ae911truth.org/news-section/41-articles/505-faq-3.html

    FAQ #3: What’s Your Assessment of the Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) Hypothesis?
    Written by Jonathan Cole, P.E., Richard Gage, AIA, and Gregg Roberts
    Sunday, 18 May 2014 00:00
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    Max claims this is an insufficient argument against DEW, when actually it utterly destroys the DEW proposition, and mortally wounds the nuclear aspect as well.

    Max wants ‘explosive events” for the nuke aspect, and wants nukes driving DEW for other aspects. And all is based in pure speculation. There is not a single indicator for a nuclear/radiological event to have occurred at WTC. Everything is explained specifically and exactly as an explosive demolition.
    Max has nothing but verbosity of rhetoric, ie; BULLSHIT.
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    • A Hypothesis in Search of Facts

      “One of the observations that seems to have motivated Wood to come up with her directed energy weapon hypothesis is that the debris pile at Ground Zero does not seem to be tall enough to contain enough steel to equal what was in the Twin Towers before they came down. She departs from verifiable fact quite early with this claim. FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, performed the first technical review of what brought down the Twin Towers and WTC 7. Even in its report, FEMA acknowledges (inconveniently for the official story, which cannot account for this fine destruction of the Twin Towers) that roughly 90% of the Twin Towers’ mass fell outside their footprints. Indeed, the entire plaza was covered with steel pieces and assemblies. Some of the structural steel was thrown as far away as the Winter Gardens – 600 feet.

      Given all this, there is no reason to expect a taller debris pile at Ground Zero than the photographs show. Wood’s belief that some of the steel must have been turned into dust rests on a completely spurious interpretation of the visual evidence. Her hypothesis is an attempt to solve a nonexistent problem. As we will show, it can be sustained only by additional poor analysis and leaps of faith, just as in the official explanation.”~Jonathan Cole, P.E., Richard Gage, AIA, and Gregg Roberts
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  120. “Of the FAQ #3’s terse ~2,600 works, only a mere ~1,500 words (57%) were devoted to the topic of DEW itself and have zero references to anything specific in Dr. Wood’s work. [Another case of a book report without having the book.] The remaining 43% went off topic and into the weeds with a distraction into NT.”
    ~Señor

    This assertion is nonsense! The whole article evaporates the DEW argument, by directly proving the assertions of Wood to be pseudoscience drivel. That the article dedicates a substantial portion to countering with real scientific explanations, is in no way irrelevant nor “off topic and into the weeds with a distraction into NT”. NanoThermite is certainly part of the equation for the controlled demolition of the WTC.

    Max is the one calling from the field of weeds with his stupid nookiedoodoo howling.
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  121. “Hundreds of eyewitness accounts of multiple explosions

    The many qualified witnesses to the sights and sounds of explosions are easily explained with the controlled demolition by explosive hypothesis – but not with the DEW hypothesis. Wood questions the credibility of the witnesses of explosions (amounting to hundreds) throughout the Twin Towers.

    Conclusion

    We do not support the DEW hypothesis because it is not supported by the available evidence. In contrast, the explosives/incendiaries hypothesis for the WTC destruction is well supported by the evidence. In addition, we believe the DEW theory raises far more questions than it answers, such as the energy requirements and other issues outlined in the suggested references listed below.

    Based on what we know today, it is our opinion that the destruction scenario that best addresses the evidence is some type of explosive demolition using some combination of thermitic incendiaries and explosives that were placed inside the structures.”A&E FAQ#3
    _____________________________________________________

    And I agree with this assessment totally.
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  122. “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be
    fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.”~Lord Acton

    “The powers of financial capitalism had (a) far-reaching aim, nothing less
    than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to
    dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the
    world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion
    by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements
    arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems
    was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a
    private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which
    were themselves private corporations. Each central bank…sought to
    dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to
    manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity
    in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent
    economic rewards in the business world.”~Carroll Quigley
    (Tragedy & Hope)
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  123. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. In these actions of March 1935 and March 1936, Hitler was running no risk, for the government and the Milner Group had assured him beforehand that it would accept his actions.

    It is this power structure which the Radical Right in the United States has been attacking for years in the belief that they are attacking the Communists.

    More important than the Milner Group’s ability to influence opinion in the Dominions was its ability to influence decisions in London. More than fifty years ago the Morgan firm decided to infiltrate the Left-wing political movements in the United States. On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy. There is, however, a considerable degree of truth behind the joke, a truth which reflects a very real power structure. This double international network in which the Round Table groups formed the semisecret or secret nuclei of the Institutes of International Affairs was extended into a third network in l925, organized by the same people for the same motives. Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war. When the business interests… pushed through the first installment of civil service reform in 1883, they expected that they would be able to control both political parties equally.” ~Carroll Quigley

  124. “How many genocides does it take to make a fascist? How
    many war lies to make a dictator? How much theft to make
    a Senator? “You should have stolen a railroad,” Mother
    Jones suggested to the shoe thief. How much bad result
    does it take to suggest a bad intent? Is it that if they did
    mean it, we¹re REALLY in trouble and have to act? How
    many Brownshirt “idiots” to make a Nazi Party? How
    many distortions did it take to erase History? How many
    conspiracies did it take to make you believe in
    coincidence?” John Judge

  125. War Propaganda > World War I
    The Commitee on Public Information

    Defining Propaganda

    “The word “propaganda” has already been used several times, and the reader may wonder how this term is beingused. The definition of propaganda has been widely debated, but there is little agreement about what it means.

    Some argue that all persuasive communication is propagandistic, while others suggest that only dishonest
    messages can be considered propaganda. Political activists of all stripes claim that they speak the truth while their opponents preach propaganda. In order to accommodate the breadth of the CPI’s activities, this discussion relies on Harold Lasswell’s broad interpretation of the term. “Not bombs nor bread,” wrote Lasswell, “but words, pictures, songs, parades, and many similar devices are the typical means of making propaganda.” According to Lasswell, “propaganda relies on symbols to attain its end: the manipulation of collective attitudes.” Propagandists usually attempt to influence individuals while leading each one to behave “as though his response were his own decision.”

    A second propaganda technique used by the CPI was demonization of the enemy. “So great are the psychological resistances to war in modern nations,” wrote Lasswell “that every war must appear to be a war of defense against a menacing, murderous aggressor. There must be no ambiguity about who the public is to hate.”

    “A handy rule for arousing hate,” said Lasswell “is, if at first they do not enrage, use an atrocity. It has been
    employed with unvarying success in every conflict known to man.”
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  126. “Capitalism and free enterprise are two totally different systems, and any SOB who babbles otherwise, is a liar or an idiot. The carefully orchestrated march of the New World Order elites is right there in the history books for anyone to see, provided they want to see, and have brains enough to bother to look. Free enterprise means exactly that – FREE! And free means “freedom.” Freedom is not an institution. Capitalism, by contrast, IS an institution, and all institutions have rulers and governors, who carefully control what that institution does, and everybody involved with it. Everything from September 11th, 2001 to the present, has been a carefully orchestrated, systematic plan and series of events, to bring not only America to its knees, but the entire world, through economic defeat.”~Russell R. Bingman
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  127. “It has no existence as an independent concrete entity. It designates a highly developed category of Western covert operations designed to secure destabilization through the creation, multiplication, mobilization, and manipulation of disparate mujahideen groups. The evidence suggests that this was certainly the case on 9-11.” (2)Ahmed concludes his study with his boldest statement yet on al-Qaeda and 9/11Ahmed, Nafeez. (2006) Terrorism as Statecraft: Al-Qaeda and Western Covert Operations After the Cold War. In: P. Zarembka (Ed), The Hidden History of 9-11-2001. Research in Politcal Economy (Vol. 23). Amsterdam: Elsevier. p. 181

    Ahmed sums up: “Brzezinski (cfr) clearly envisaged that the establishment, consolidation and expansion of US military hegemony over Eurasia through Central Asia would require the unprecedented, open-ended militarization of foreign policy, coupled with an unprecedented manufacture of domestic support and consensus on this militarization campaign.”
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  128. “Fools to the left of me, jokers to the right…”

    Yes, I know I have made citations against several characters as spooks in the last 13 years. How can one not run into moles and toadyboyz when occupied with the questions of 9/11. It is no secret that the corporate state has fielded legions of such operators.

    And of course the most dangerous is the covert agent, not the blatant apologists for the official story.
    That is the whole point of covert operations, to create a strategy of tension within attempted groupings of thinkers, to create cognitive chaos and make bonfires of communication.

    I do trust my analysis, my own thinking abilities, no one is infallible, but I can tell a snake from a bunny. I have been at this a long time. Profiling stooges. They have distinct MO’s, some more clever than others, but the techniques are apparent once you are familiar with them.

    I know that Bridges thinks himself to be very clever. He is fooling himself, his appeal falls to the lowest common denominator. Only dipshits and other agents agree with his psychobabble. And when you find a whole gaggle of psychobabblers rolling on the floor squawking glossolalia, you know you have found a raving coven. Max claims he isn’t in league with any of these other squatdumpers, but I don’t believe a word this juked-up junker says. If nothing else he is a sneaky little bastard.

    I am delighted to know that he is getting fed this stuff I write delivered right to his email box. Here’s to the virtual ice picks in his eyes!! Vidie well anonymous asshole!
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  129. “Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it
    away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they
    will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the
    great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a
    happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay
    the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money .” – Sir Josiah Stamp,
    Director of the Bank of England (in the 1920s); reputed to be the 2nd wealthiest man in
    England at that time
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  130. The Destruction of Evidence from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center following the events of September 11, 2001, occurred, even though the criminal code requires that crime scene evidence be kept for forensic analysis. FEMA had steel recovered from the building rubble destroyed or shipped overseas before a serious investigation could take place.

    Bill Manning, “$elling Out the Investigation,” Fire Engineering, January 2002:
    “For more than three months, structural steel from the World Trade Center has been and continues to be cut up and sold for scrap. Crucial evidence that could answer many questions about high-rise building design practices and performance under fire conditions is on the slow boat to China, perhaps never to be seen again in America until you buy your next car.
    “Such destruction of evidence shows the astounding ignorance of government officials to the value of a thorough, scientific investigation of the largest fire-induced collapse in world history. I have combed through our national standard for fire investigation, NFPA 921, but nowhere in it does one find an exemption allowing the destruction of evidence for buildings over 10 stories tall.”
    http://fe.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=Archives&Subsection=Display&ARTICLE_ID=133237&KEYWORD=

    “A shipment of scrap steel from New York’s collapsed World Trade Center will arrive in Shanghai tomorrow, according to media reports. The steel was bought by Shanghai Baosteel Group Corp. and several other domestic mills, which are always eager to buy scrap metal.
    “Baosteel Group, the nation’s largest steel firm, has purchased 50,000 tons of the scrap steel from ‘Ground Zero,’ the ruins of the September 11 terrorist attack, at no more than US$120 each ton, according to yesterday’s Beijing Youth Daily. … Most of the scrap will be recycled into ingots, but part of the relics will be molded into WTC souvenirs, the paper said.
    “Baosteel officials reached by Shanghai Daily, however, denied they will make keepsakes out of the debris, but declined to give more details of their plans, saying only that the scrap will be melted down and reprocessed into new steel products.
    “Another shipment of 10,000 tons of scrap from the WTC arrived in India earlier this month, reported Shanghai Morning Post. The metal will be melted down and recycled into kitchenware and other household items, the paper said.
    “India bought its lot at US$120 per ton from the New Jersey scrap processor Metal Management, which purchased 40,000 tons of the debris at an auction held by the New York City government. Dealers estimated that the WTC disaster created more than 300,000 tons of scrap metal.”
    http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/wtc/groundzero/china_baosteel.htm

    “Probing Trade Center Collapse,” AP (CBS News), March 7, 2002:
    “The investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center has been hampered by the destruction of steel wreckage that could hold vital clues about why the twin towers fell, a fire expert says. … Glenn Corbett, a fire science professor at John Jay College, criticized New York City’s decision to melt down and recycle tons of charred and twisted steel from the trade center.”
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/03/06/national/main503116.shtml

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Destruction_of_Evidence_from_Ground_Zero_at_the_World_Trade_Center

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    • Cui Bono?

      Who benefits from the erasure of a crime scene?

      The answer is obvious, the perpetrators of that crime.
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      • tittiesI hate ‘Happy Faces’ used in commentary on blogs. Cartoon bullshit!!

        What’s it supposed to convey? Does it mean the poster is kidding?
        Does it mean they know you won’t like the post but they “don’t mean it in a mean way”?

        If you can’t express your entire thought in words then fuck you!
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  131. Terry Friel, “Dangerous Recycling Said to Be Poisoning India,” Reuters, September 6, 2002:
    “About 70,000 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center was shipped to India before it was stopped by objections from environmentalists and unions, says Greenpeace India. Greenpeace says the scrap is contaminated by asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, plastics, and the lead, mercury, and other contaminants in the computers and fittings inside the twin towers destroyed on Sept. 11 last year. … A preliminary study in India found no toxins, but Greenpeace and other environmental groups question the study’s accuracy.”

    http://www.ban.org/ban_news/dangerous_recycling.html

    Notice: No mention of radioactivity!

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  132. Another critical thing is to be cognizant of history. Anyone recalling the history of ‘Mr Fixer’, Lee Hamilton, would have known instantly when he was appointed to the 9/11 Commission as a co-chair, that we were going to be given the old-boy routine whitewash.

    I was around and very involved in the days Of Iran-Contra. I have all the hearings on audio tape that I taped myself off of KPFK Pacifica, LA when they broadcast the whole thing live.
    I went to an event in Santa Monica to listen to Hamilton in person (put on by KPFK) and was stunned at the rhetorical back-flips this shyster is capable of.
    . . . .
    “Lee Hamilton played key roles in covering up two of these inter-connected scandals, October Surprise and Iran-Contra. Defrauding America provides an excellent account of Hamilton’s role in the October Surprise Committee, which he chaired, links particular players amongst all these scandals, and documents in detail Hamilton’s refusal to allow relevant testimony from whistle-blower CIA operatives, and concluded that October Surprise never occurred. As summarized by FAA whistle-blower Rodney Stich, whose offer to facilitate testimony of eyewitness participants in Iran-Contra was refused despite a long personal letter to Lee Hamilton detailing the evidence:

    In July 1992, the Hamilton committee released an interim report stating there was no evidence that Bush was in Paris [to clinch the October Surprise deal] or that there was any support for the October Surprise charges. The Hamilton Committee didn’t obtain testimony of any of the parties willing to testify that would prove the existence of the scheme and Bush’s presence at the Paris meetings. 16

    Though short on specifics, Michael Ruppert writes of Hamilton’s role in Iran-Contra:

    Iran-Contra was effectively “managed” by Lee Hamilton in the House and John Kerry (among others) in the Senate throughout the late 1980s to conceal the greatest crimes of the era, crimes committed by a litany of well-known government operations. At the time, Hamilton was the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

    Ruppert quotes famed investigative reporter Sarah McClendon regarding October Surprise:

    Congressman Hyde elicited and obtained a promise from Chairman Lee Hamilton, D., Ind. Of the House Task Force on October Surprise, that the group would clear President Bush of going to Paris to cinch a deal of weapons for Iran in exchange for retaining American hostages to be delivered to President Ronald Reagan and not to outgoing President Carter. …Hamilton held a press conference to clear Bush before the investigation into the deal between the Reagan-Bush candidates for presidential office and the Iranians had even started. Hamilton then admitted he had not interrogated witnesses or talked with his special attorney hired to investigate the matter.

    Perhaps the best line, though short, is that Hamilton declared himself “satisfied” with the testimony of Lt. Colonel Oliver North in the Iran-Contra hearings.”~~Michael Green
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    • The Iran-Contra Hearings were a Political Burlesque

      As per Col Oliver North; if an officer of state chooses to invoke the 5th, he must do so in the status of and individual to assume that right. Authority is not granted the rights of Liberty. Authority is restricted by enumeration. Authority is compelled to testify truthfully as a matter of proper duty.
      An officer wishing to invoke the 5th must have his commission of authority revoked permanently in such instance.

      These remarks adhere to the spirit and word of the Constitution in the context it was so delivered.
      The distinction between ‘authority of state’ and ‘individual rights’ must be maintained, or law is rendered meaningless.
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      • http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/chap_02.htm

        Walsh, Iran-Contra Report
        Chapter 2
        United States v. Oliver L. North

        Oliver L. North, a Marine lieutenant colonel assigned to the National Security Council staff beginning in 1981 until he was fired on November 25, 1986, was the White House official most directly involved in secretly aiding the contras, selling arms to Iran, and diverting Iran arms sales proceeds to the contras.

        North, who was deputy director of political-military affairs, reported many of his activities to his superiors, National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane and later John M. Poindexter. He claimed to have taken much of his direction from Central Intelligence Agency Director William Casey.

        More significantly, North testified repeatedly that he believed President Reagan was aware and approving of his activities. North was unable to offer direct proof of presidential knowledge and authorization. Both McFarlane and Poindexter, who were North’s channel to the President, have either claimed ignorance of certain of North’s activities or said they deliberately shielded the President from such details. President Reagan in written interrogatory answers to Independent Counsel also denied knowledge of North’s illegal conduct. Although the Office of Independent Counsel could not prove that President Reagan directly approved North’s criminal actions, there is no doubt that he and his national security advisers allowed North to operate with unprecedented latitude in furtherance of Administration policies.

        North was indicted in March 1988 on 16 Iran/contra charges, along with Poindexter, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and Albert Hakim in a 23-count indictment. After the cases were severed and the central conspiracy charges were dropped due to classified-information problems, North stood trial beginning in February 1989 on 12 counts. On May 4, 1989, he was found guilty of three counts, including aiding and abetting obstruction of Congress, shredding and altering official documents, and accepting an illegal gratuity from Secord. North’s convictions were vacated on July 20, 1990, after the appeals court found that witnesses in his trial might have been impermissibly affected by his immunized congressional testimony.
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      • WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 — Six years after the arms-for-hostages scandal began to cast a shadow that would darken two Administrations, President Bush today granted full pardons to six former officials in Ronald Reagan’s Administration, including former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger.

        Mr. Weinberger was scheduled to stand trial on Jan. 5 on charges that he lied to Congress about his knowledge of the arms sales to Iran and efforts by other countries to help underwrite the Nicaraguan rebels, a case that was expected to focus on Mr. Weinberger’s private notes that contain references to Mr. Bush’s endorsement of the secret shipments to Iran.

        In one remaining facet of the inquiry, the independent prosecutor, Lawrence E. Walsh, plans to review a 1986 campaign diary kept by Mr. Bush. Mr. Walsh has characterized the President’s failure to turn over the diary until now as misconduct.

        But in a single stroke, Mr. Bush swept away one conviction, three guilty pleas and two pending cases, virtually decapitating what was left of Mr. Walsh’s effort, which began in 1986. Mr. Bush’s decision was announced by the White House in a printed statement after the President left for Camp David, where he will spend the Christmas holiday.

        Mr. Walsh bitterly condemned the President’s action, charging that ‘the Iran-contra cover-up, which has continued for more than six years, has now been completed.’

        Mr. Walsh directed his heaviest fire at Mr. Bush over the pardon of Mr. Weinberger, whose trial would have given the prosecutor a last chance to explore the role in the affair of senior Reagan officials, including Mr. Bush’s actions as Vice President.

        ‘Evidence of Conspiracy’

        Mr. Walsh hinted that Mr. Bush’s pardon of Mr. Weinberger and the President’s own role in the affair could be related. For the first time, he charged that Mr. Weinberger’s notes about the secret decision to sell arms to Iran, a central piece of evidence in the case against the former Pentagon chief, included ‘evidence of a conspiracy among the highest ranking Reagan Administration officials to lie to Congress and the American public.’

        The prosecutor charged that Mr. Weinberger’s efforts to hide his notes may have ‘forestalled impeachment proceedings against President Reagan’ and formed part of a pattern of ‘deception and obstruction.’ On Dec. 11, Mr. Walsh said he discovered ‘misconduct’ in Mr. Bush’s failure to turn over what the prosecutor said were the President’s own ‘highly relevant contemporaneous notes, despite repeated requests for such documents.’

        The notes, in the form of a campaign diary that Mr. Bush compiled after the elections in November 1986, are in the process of being turned over to Mr. Walsh, who said, ‘In light of President Bush’s own misconduct, we are gravely concerned about his decision to pardon others who lied to Congress and obstructed official investigations.’

        President Bush also pardoned Clair E. George, the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency’s clandestine services, who was convicted earlier this month, at his second trial, of two felony charges of perjury and misleading Congress about both the contras and the Iran initiative — crimes for which he faced up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

        Two other intelligence officials were granted clemency, Duane R. Clarridge, the former head of the C.I.A.’s European division, who was awaiting trial on charges that he misled Congressional investigators about a missile shipment to Iran in 1985.

        The other was Alan D. Fiers Jr., once a rising star with the agency, who had pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information about the contras from Congress and who later decided to cooperate with the prosecution, becoming Mr. George’s chief accuser at both his trials.

        In an interview on the ‘McNeil-Lehrer Newshour’ tonight, Mr. Walsh said for the first time that Mr. Bush was a subject of his investigation. The term ‘subject,’ as it has been used by Mr. Walsh’s prosecutors, is broadly defined as someone involved in events under scrutiny, but who falls short of being a target, or a person likely to be charged with a crime. In the inquiry into the entire Iran-contra affair, a number of Government officials have been identified as subjects who were never charged with wrongdoing.

        http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1224.html

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      • Iran-Contra Charges:

        Caspar W. Weinberg, former Secretary of Defense. Charged with perjury and making false statements stemming from a secret missile shipment to Iran in 1985. Trial was scheduled for next month.

        Duane R. Clarridge, former senior C.I.A. official. Charged with seven counts of perjury and making false statements stemming from secret missile shipment to Iran. Trial was scheduled for March.

        Clair E. George, former head of C.I.A. covert operations. Found guilty this month on two felony counts of lying to Congress. Was awaiting sentence.

        Elliott Abrams, former Assistant Secretary of State. Pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information from Congress. Sentenced to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service.

        Alan G. Fiers Jr., former head of C.I.A. Central American Task Force. Pleaded guilty in 1991 to withholding information from Congress. Sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service.

        Robert C. McFarlane, former national security adviser. Pleaded guilty in 1988 to withholding information from Congress. Sentenced to two years’ probation and 200 hours of community service and fined $20,000.
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    • Conclusion

      “Despite the dismissal of North’s convictions, the prosecution of the case showed that even individuals entrenched in national security matters can be held accountable for crimes committed in the course of their official duties. It was not classified information, after all, that caused North to prevail on appeal. It was Congress’s political decision to grant immunity to North, despite the danger it posed to prosecution.

      Obtaining the convictions against North put CIPA and Kastigar to extreme tests.

      It exposed structural problems in the CIPA law when central conspiracy counts had to be dismissed because of the Reagan Administration’s refusal to declassify information deemed necessary to a fair trial of the case. This raised serious questions about whether the Reagan Administration — which in the Iran/contra matter had sought the appointment of Independent Counsel to investigate and prosecute possible crimes because of an appearance of conflict of interest — in fact had the final say in determining what crimes could be tried.73

      73 This question was posed again in Independent Counsel’s case against former CIA Costa Rican Station Chief Joseph F. Fernandez, whose trial was stayed in 1989 and whose case was dismissed in 1990 after the Bush Administration refused to declassify information deemed relevant to his defense. See Fernandez chapter.

      In North, the Court of Appeals extended the protections afforded to defendants who receive limited immunity. Not only must prosecutors fully shield themselves from immunized testimony — as the court determined Independent Counsel had done — but now all prosecution witnesses must essentially prove that they were not influenced in any way by the defendant’s immunized testimony. As Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald in her dissenting opinion wrote: The procedural regime set forth in the majority ruling “makes a subsequent trial of any congressionally immunized witness virtually impossible.” 74 This is particularly true where, as in the North case, many prosecution witnesses are hostile to the Government and favorable to the defense.

      74 North, 910 F.2d at 924.

      Not since the Watergate prosecutions of the 1970s had a case been tried against a more politically charged backdrop. Although Independent Counsel has been criticized for pursuing the prosecution of North after he had been granted immunity by Congress, the congressional hearings did nothing to hold North or others responsible for the crimes they committed. This, Congress said, was the role of Independent Counsel.”~Lawrence Walsh
      http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/chap_02.htm
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    • Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up
      By Lawrence E. Walsh

      This book is the story of a life-long Republican retired federal judge’s seven year struggle to unravel the truth behind a vast government conspiracy to conceal willful violations of our country’s laws by President Ronald Reagan and many members of his cabinet,CIA officials, members of his national security team and assorted Republican political operatives both inside Congress and out. Mr. Walsh does yeoman work in presenting the unvarnished truth he and his many assistants were finally able to decipher out of hundreds of thousands of original documents and the direct testimony of those his team were able to catch in their lies and bring into court under indictment. The complex legal issues and large cast of perpetrators makes this a difficult and necessarily repetitve slog, but the chilling story is one that Americans of any political persuasion need to be aware of. Lead by a naive President in the early stages of Alzheimers disease,and guided by a perverse notion of patriotic anticommunism that was the bedrock of cold war Republicanism, our top leaders deliberately violated laws put in place by Congress and even their own foreign policies relating to terrorism. When discovered these “patriots” launched an unprecedented web of lies and stonewalling to save Reagan from possible impeachment. Mr. Walsh was impeded at every step of his investigation and by all branches of the government. The importance of this account by Mr. Walsh is that irregardless of the legal results of the investigations, the truth of what happened and who did it is revealed for all to see. When this party touts its patriotism, beliefs in the rule of law and self responsiblity and the importance of character, remember what happened here.~Reveiw

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  133. Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons

    The Physical Principles Of Thermonuclear Explosives, Inertial Confinement Fusion, And The Quest For Fourth Generation Nuclear Weapons

    by Andre Gsponer and Jean-Pierre Hurni

    Fifth Edition: March 1999

    Review Comments:

    Andre Gsponer and Jean-Pierre Hurni provide an extremely valuable service by issuing this report. The report consists of two principal components

    a very informative overview of first and second generation nuclear weapon technology (that is, pure fission devices, boosted fission devices, and staged thermonuclear designs);
    and an excellent summary of current research directions in weapons-applicable physics, such as the U.S. Science-Based Stockpile Program, and the prospects of developing a new generation of fourth generation nuclear weapons.
    [It should be noted in passing that third generation nuclear weapons include such devices as hot X-ray and enhanced neutron emission (“neutron bomb”) thermonuclear weapons, specialized devices that were never procured in large numbers, and have been largely abandoned as of little military interest.]
    Of special interest is their excellent and extensive bibliography that brings together many references regarding weapon history, basic weapon physics, and fourth generation weapon concepts. To people interested in these subjects the bibliography alone is easily worth the modest cost of the publication.

    http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/News/INESAPTR1.html

    As I have noted in my comments about this, the paper is very informative on the science of what is used at this time. It is also very explicit in differentiating between what has thus far been achieved and what is speculation for the future. I have highlighted the terms to make this abundantly clear.
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    • “I believe we need to continue to hack away at the official story until we find a vulnerable point that will begin unravelling the public’s trust in that story.”Craig quoted by Max

      “I believe that the vulnerable point is 3rd/4th generation nuclear involvement.

      Public realization of the literal message of 9/11 nuclear involvement should have figurative massive nuclear fall-out all over, which is why it becomes the line that cannot be crossed, and organizations will be co-opted to park it: “thus far and no further.”~Max
      https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/here-are-10-things-about-911-that-deserve-more-attention-and-5-that-deserve-less/#comment-27160
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      The point at which to speculate becomes to expectorate, is when such speculation is presented as fact.

      I will point out here that the source that Max himself uses is the very paper by Andre Gsponer and Jean-Pierre Hurni, that I highlighted above.

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  134. Christ’s Dove

    The expedition of Columbus took place during the time of the Catholic-Spanish Inquisition. Coincidence abounds in a full analysis of this history…

    The mystery of the maps and charts that came into possession of this person, most certainly a code name for someone who remains anonymous to the present day. The likelihood of that maps and charts being of Knights Templar origin is compelling. The evidence of former European sites in North America is also a strong indication of a deeper mystery here.

    There are also reports of pirates in the Caribbean long before Columbus landed there. There are also tales of their presence in the area now known as New Orleans.

    Lost in the mists of time, this is naturally mostly conjecture. But fascinating conjecture.

    La Colombe (The Dove)

    Christobul Colombe – Cristobal Colon – Christobul Columb – Christopher Columbus…

    Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria:

    Niña – Fast. Easy. Free.
    Pinta – painted mark, colored spot, pint, small, marking.
    Santa Maria – Saint Mary, Mother of Christ.
    _______
    See:
    Pirates and the Lost Templar Fleet – Amazon.com
    http://www.amazon.com › … › Catholicism › Popes & the Vatican
    When the Templars were disbanded by papal order in 1307, their massive fleet … Vatican coming from the rich ports of the Americas as the Pirates of the Caribbean. …… The Knights Templar and their Fleet; * The Rivalry between the Knights of …

    Templar Pirates – Inner Traditions
    http://www.innertraditions.com/…/978-1-5...
    Inner Traditions – Bear & Company
    The maritime history of the Knights Templar following the Church’s attempt to … later in the Atlantic and Caribbean–to menace the Church’s maritime commerce.

    Pirates & The Lost Templar Fleet – Legendary Times Books
    http://www.legendarytimesbooks.com › Knights Templar & Grail Studies
    Legendary Times Books :: Knights Templar & Grail Studies :: Pirates & The Lost … of the Americas and were ultimately known as the Pirates of the Caribbean.
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  135. At a certain level, regardless of the initial intentions of anyone running for public office, the system in place either corrupts that person (if successful in his/her bid) or they do not function in that environment and they are run out or get out of politics. That’s because the system is populated with psychopaths, and you can only go so far in a psychopathic environment if you are not one. Get Hitchcock out of your head. Get Dianne Feinstein in.

    Science has made great leaps in mapping the human brain through the use of PET scans and the MRI machine. (1) We can now look at pictures of a brain and visually gauge levels of compassion and empathy found within. By studying thousands of these scans and cross-referencing them with the histories of the subjects scanned, irrefutable conclusions have been arrived at. Brains showing a lower than average development in the frontal cortex link to a patient history of psychopathic behavior. Studies indicate these diminished brain areas in individuals are markers for what we call psychopaths; manifestations of psychopaths include a lust for power and control, desire wealth and unearned respect and a marked lack compassion for others, or empathy.

    At a certain political level, from second-term politician and up, as well, one must be a clinical psychopath to function and thrive.

    Being a psychopath is not a choice, any more than contracting Polio would be. The point is, that psychopathy is an illness of the brain. Anyone can be a psychopath. Anyone can have the Parkinson’s time bomb ticking inside. No difference.

    A brain showing psychopathic tendencies manifest a variant gene called the MAO-A gene, that has been linked to aggression, violence and low empathy. (2) The area of the brain lacking development in psychopaths is the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.

    There is a great deal of science supporting this from top universities and scientific institutions. Interestingly, though, the APA (American Psychiatric Association) does not list ‘psychopathy’ as a mental condition in its definitive manual DSM-V

    , though they have ‘identified’ over 400 neuroses since climbing in bed with Big Pharma. The first thing a psychopath would do is squash any attempts to identify psychopathy in a medical diagnosis.

    A psychologist from Stalinist Russia, Andrew M. Lobaczewski, was part of a team (the only one to make it out alive and be able to report their findings) that approximately 4% of the human population displays psychopathic markers. (3)

    “….. a lust for power and control. They desire wealth and unearned respect. They lack compassion for others.” Does this line from above describe, more or less, what we’ve come to know as our average politician? Most, I believe, would find this to be an accurate reflection.

    Read more at http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/pet-scans-reveal-psychopathic-markers.html#4uebS4HBLjA3swYq.99

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    • A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity.

      The tracer may be injected, swallowed or inhaled, depending on which organ or tissue is being studied by the PET scan. The tracer collects in areas of your body that have higher levels of chemical activity, which often correspond to areas of disease. On a PET scan, these areas show up as bright spots.

      http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pet-scan/basics/definition/prc-20014301

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  136. Homo Vishnu Amerikanus: Sheeple

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheeple

    Nation Of Sheep‘, A, by William J Lederer (1961), also wrote, ‘The Ugly American‘ (1958 co-author, with Eugene Burdick)

    A piece of history related in Our Own Worst Enemy is the story of Lederer as a young Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade, having a chance meeting in 1940 with a Jesuit priest, Father Pierre Cogny, and his Vietnamese assistant, “Mr. Nguyen”, while waiting out a Japanese bombing raid in China. Father Pierre asked Lederer if he had a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence on his gunboat, and Lederer said that he did and provided them with a copy. “Mr. Nguyen” was eager to deliver the document to “Tong Van So” who later became better known as Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese Communist revolutionary and statesman who served as prime minister (1946–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). The 1945 Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, written by Ho Chi Minh, begins by quoting from the American document.[2]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lederer

    Government by Misinformation (Excerpt from ‘Nation of Sheep)

    “OUR IGNORANCE of the world outside our borders, and our assumption that an anti-Communist stance is all that a chief of state needs to qualify for our support, are errors which compound quickly and work well for our enemies. What has happened already in Cuba, Korea, Turkey, Iraq, and North Vietnam should have taught us bitter lessons. Yet our government — with the tacit approval of the press — seems content to blame all foreign revolutions on Communists; and after one debacle has passed, we proceed as before to help create the climate hi which revolution becomes almost inevitable.
    In a period of history when the people — especially the young people — in the so-called backward lands are striking for freedom (in a period of revolution against tyranny unparalleled since the eighteenth century), we are assured by our government that our support of oppressive oligarchies in South Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Formosa, Guatemala, Jordan, Iran, and Nicaragua is constructive and successful. Yet in each of those countries revolt has already shown its violent beginnings; and in each only the United States stands between the people and the overthrow of a corrupt, dictatorial regime. In each, as it already has come in Cuba, Iraq, North Vietnam, Turkey and Korea, the upheaval will come full-blown, and hanging happily onto its coattails will be the Communists—almost as though by our invitation. Why? Who is to blame? The answer is ignorance: ignorance within bureaucratic circles, ignorance in Congress, caused partly by bureaucratic coverup, ignorance in the press, ignorance hi the American public. The question of who is to blame has many answers. First consider the executive branch of the federal government. Its methods of making decisions reveal much.”~Lederer
    http://www.digitallantern.net/manifestos/manifestos/nationofsheep_5.html
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  137. Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

    For the people of Vietnam, who were just beginning to recover from five years of ruthless economic exploitation by the Japanese, the end of World War II promised to bring eighty years of French control to a close. As the League for the Independence of Vietnam (Vietnam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi), better known as the Viet Minh, Vietnamese nationalists had fought against the Japanese invaders as well as the defeated French colonial authorities. With the support of rich and poor peasants, workers, businessmen, landlords, students, and intellectuals, the Viet Minh (led by Ho Chi Minh) had expanded throughout northern Vietnam where it established new local governments, redistributed some lands, and opened granaries to alleviate the famine. On September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh square. The first lines of his speech repeated verbatim the famous second paragraph of America’s 1776 Declaration of Independence.

    “All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    This immortal statement was made in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America in 1776. In a broader sense, this means: All the peoples on the earth are equal from birth, all the peoples have a right to live, to be happy and free.

    The Declaration of the French Revolution made in 1791 on the Rights of Man and the Citizen also states: “All men are born free and with equal rights, and must always remain free and have equal rights.”

    Those are undeniable truths.

    Nevertheless, for more than eighty years, the French imperialists, abusing the standard of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, have violated our Fatherland and oppressed our fellow-citizens. They have acted contrary to the ideals of humanity and justice.

    In the field of politics, they have deprived our people of every democratic liberty.

    They have enforced inhuman laws; they have set up three distinct political regimes in the North, the Center and the South of Vietnam in order to wreck our national unity and prevent our people from being united.

    They have built more prisons than schools. They have mercilessly slain our patriots; they have drowned our uprisings in rivers of blood.

    They have fettered public opinion; they have practiced obscurantism against our people….

    […]
    The truth is that we have wrested our independence from the Japanese and not from the French.

    The French have fled, the Japanese have capitulated, Emperor Bao Dai has abdicated. Our people have broken the chains which for nearly a century have fettered them and have won independence for the Fatherland. Our people at the same time have overthrown the monarchic regime that has reigned supreme for dozens of centuries. In its place has been established the present Democratic Republic.

    For these reasons, we, members of the Provisional Government, representing the whole Vietnamese people, declare that from now on we break off all relations of a colonial character with France; we repeal all the international obligation that France has so far subscribed to on behalf of Vietnam and we abolish all the special rights the French have unlawfully acquired in our Fatherland.

    The whole Vietnamese people, animated by a common purpose, are determined to fight to the bitter end against any attempt by the French colonialists to reconquer their country.

    We are convinced that the Allied nations which at Tehran and San Francisco have acknowledged the principles of self-determination and equality of nations, will not refuse to acknowledge the independence of Vietnam.

    A people who have courageously opposed French domination for more than eight years, a people who have fought side by side with the Allies against the Fascists during these last years, such a people must be free and independent.

    For these reasons, we, members of the Provisional Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, solemnly declare to the world that Vietnam has the right to be a free and independent country—and in fact is so already. The entire Vietnamese people are determined to mobilize all their physical and mental strength, to sacrifice their lives and property in order to safeguard their independence and liberty.~Ho Chi Minh

    http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5139/

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  138. Perhaps it is us who are in the maw of the beast, who pass for “white men” who have the view close-up enough to really grasp the situation.
    We can understand the ‘automatic privilege’ we are endowed with, are pampered with in many societies even yet today.

    I have met many just naturally sweet people in my travels. But much of that sweetness is real innocence of the way the world really is, a native naivete.
    We who pass for ‘white men’ are afforded no such naivete, for the truth is at our fingertips. For us naivete is not innocence, it is deep ignorance and self enforced unless we have taken upon ourselves to learn what is so readily available.

    We both know the hard road that is.

    [From an email I wrote to Al Whitesands this evening]
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    • “They do it over there but they don’t do it here.”
      That is what Amerikans are taught to believe about fascism.

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      • Inappropriately Contented

        Is humanity really so divested of its own self interests to simply acquiesce and become destitute flotsam swirling in the swampy pools of the waste-waters of the New World Order?
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      • “We haven’t seen peaceful protesters gunned down in the streets as we do in true police states, nor even imprisoned for any great length of time.

        And perhaps that’s the greatest indicator of being in a police state: the police openly and freely assault those who peacefully protest their abuses, there is no redress from higher authorities, and the incidents become regularly repeated in a consistent way so we know they’re not just a one-off.

        Until that time comes, there’s hope. Of course, once we’ve reached that point and we know where we are, it’s probably too late even to personally escape.”~Petrarch

        (Petrarch is a contributing editor for Scragged.)
        http://www.scragged.com/articles/what-makes-a-police-state

        . . . . . . .
        I have commentary in the thread after the article above. So here I will only ask, what alternative universe is this character Petrarch writing from?
        And uh…gawblesmurka!
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  139. “What no one seemed to notice was the ever widening gap between the government and the people.

    And it became always wider…..the whole process of its coming into being, was above all diverting, it provided an excuse not to think….for people who did not want to think anyway gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about…..and kept us so busy with continuous changes and ‘crises’ and so fascinated…..by the machinations of the ‘national enemies,’ without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us…..

    Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’…..must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing…..

    Each act is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next. You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow.

    You don’t want to act, or even talk, alone…..you don’t want to ‘go out of your way to make trouble.’ But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes.

    That’s the difficulty.

    The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves, when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed.

    You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things your father…..could never have imagined.”

    — Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955)
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  140. The Patriot Act 2001 [USA] a high tech version of The Enabling Act 1933 [Germany]

    No. 1: The government can conduct “sneak and peek” searches in which agents enter your home or business and search your belongings without informing you until long after.

    No. 2: Government agents can force libraries and bookstores to hand over the titles of books that you1ve purchased or borrowed and can demand the identity of anyone who has purchased or borrowed certain books. The government can also prosecute libraries and bookstores for informing you that the search occurred or even for informing you that an inquiry was made. such searches extend to doctors offices, banks and other institutions which, like libraries, were previously off-limits under the law

    No. 3: Federal agents are authorized to use hidden devices to trace the telephone calls or emails of people who are not even suspected of a crime. The FBI is also permitted to use its Magic Lantern technology to monitor everything you do on your computer–recording not just the websites you visit but EVERY SINGLE KEYSTROKE as well.

    No. 4: Government agents are permitted to arrest and detain individuals “suspected” of terrorist activities and to hold them INDEFINITELY, WITHOUT CHARGE, and WITHOUT an ATTORNEY. (That could be you or me for sending or receiving this Email, by the way)

    No. 5: Federal agents are permitted to conduct full investigations of American citizens and permanent legal residents simply because they have participated in activities protected by the First Amendment, such as writing a letter to the editor or attending a peaceful rally.

    No. 6: Law enforcement agents are permitted to listen in on discussions between prisoners and their attorneys, thus denying them their Constitutional right to confidential legal counsel.

    No. 7: Terrorism suspects may be tried in secret military tribunals where defendants have no right to a public trial, no right to trial by jury, no right to confront the evidence, and no right to appeal to an independent court. In short, the Constitution does not apply.

    No. 8: The CIA is granted authority to spy on American citizens, a power that has previously been denied to this international espionage organization.

    ****This is of course now 13 years ago and things have progressed exponentially under the Obama regime.
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  141. MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT

    In the final hours before adjourning in 2006, Congress passed and the president signed the Military Commissions Act (MCA). In doing so, they cast aside the Constitution and the principle of habeas corpus, which protects against unlawful and indefinite imprisonment. They also gave the president absolute power to designate enemy combatants, and to set his own definitions for torture.

    Habeas corpus isn’t a fancy legal term. It’s the freedom from being thrown in prison illegally, with no help and no end in sight. No president should ever be given the power to call someone an enemy, wave his hand, and lock them away indefinitely. The Founders made the president subject to the rule of law. They rejected dungeons and chose due process.

    The MCA eliminates the constitutional due process right of habeas corpus for detainees at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere. It allows our government to continue to hold hundreds of prisoners for more than five years without charges.

    It also gives any president the power to declare — on his or her own — who is an enemy combatant, decide who should be held indefinitely without being charged with a crime and define what is — and what is not — torture and abuse.

    As anyon paying the slightest bit of attention the executive power has been increased even beyond this vile level of draconian tripe in that the president may now designate any person on the planet a target for summery execution. Anyone, anywhere anytime and with utter secrecy.
    Such things have always been done covertly. But that this is now established and accepted “Law” is not a harbinger of tyranny – it is tyranny in the present tense. And only one signal of a myriad thereof.
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  142. Along Time in the shadows Fascism in Amerika is finally out of the closet.~ww

    “Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism’. I’m afraid, based on my own long experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.”~Sen. Huey Long

    “The next step in a fascist government is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other.” ~Bertrand Russell

    The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism… They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.”~Henry A. Wallace, 1944

    “That which the fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.”~Miguel de Unamuno

    “Reality? Well, according to George Bush’s little brother and Florida governor Jeb Bush, some people just can’t handle the truth. Jeb once told retired Naval Intelligence Officer Al Martin: “The truth is useless. You have to understand this right now. You can’t deposit the truth in a bank. You can’t buy groceries with the truth. You can’t pay rent with the truth. The truth is a useless commodity that will hang around your neck like an albatross — all the way to the homeless shelter. And if you think that the million or so people in this country that are really interested in the truth about their government can support people who would tell them the truth, you got another think coming. Because the million or so people in this country that are truly interested in the truth don’t have any money.”~Uri Dowbenko

    “Friendly Fascism portrays two conflicting trends in the United States and other countries of the so-called “free world”. The first is a slow and powerful drift toward greater concentration of power and wealth in a repressive Big Business-Big Government partnership. This drift leads down the road toward a new and subtly manipulative form of corporatist serfdom.”~Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism

    “So you know what we have to do is stop looking for leadership from the top, because the least among us make their way into those positions of power… So what we have to do is knock off this fantasy of being citizens inside a democratic state, I mean, what we are, are the propagandized masses inside a fascist dictatorship.”~Terence McKenna

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  143. “A concerted U.S.’ effort to censor, target independent media economically, withdraw their reader base, and falsify history.

    Let us sum up some of the main issues. The incestuous relationship between the NSA and major corporations like Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft is a well-documented fact. Many of the smaller companies, including web-hosting companies, Internet security providers, and advertising companies are either in part owned by one of these major corporations ore they are heavily dependent on cooperation and partnerships with them for their economic survival. nsnbc has already experienced being closed down and have its only source of income withdrawn from one day to the other. Others, including Voltairenet have regularly been flagged as containing malware. Media like New Eastern Outlook, IMEMC, and others risk being targeted in similar manner. Others whom Google and a U.S. Senate Hearing falsely accused of containing malware are The Drudge Report and Infowars. One can only guess how many of the smaller blogs, who are too small to raise alarm bells have been targeted. The conclusion is that the United States is engaged in an aggressive campaign that targets independent media and falsifies history. The question is, whether independent media have the political will to stand united in addressing the problem and in using the fact that they serve a growing part of , for example, the advertising market as leverage.”~Dr. Christof Lehmann
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/censorship-alert-the-alternative-media-harassed-by-the-nsa/5407718

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  144. A multi-perspective analysis of:

    “We want one class of persons to have a liberal education
    and we want another class of persons,
    a very much larger class of necessity,
    to forgo the privileges of a liberal education.”
    — Woodrow Wilson (1909)

    A recent book-size thesis of the University of Utrecht called “The Meaning of Learning and
    Knowing” addresses and answers the key question of this paper:

    Is the current level of learning outcome sufficient to prepare our young people to deal with
    the growing complexity of society, let alone the possible increase in complexity in the
    coming decades? Answering that depends on what role graduates are expected to play in
    society and what kind of society they are expected to play that role in. However, if in
    democratic society all adults are expected to be able to follow logical and reasoned
    arguments and to base their choices, political or otherwise, on evidence and reasoned
    thinking, we must now conclude that higher education is not preparing our young people 3
    for the current complexity of society, and so probably not for any future, more complex
    society. In truth, epistemologically higher education in western democratic society seems to
    be failing its students and society dismally. With more than three quarters of the general
    population persisting in at most multiplist thinking [in which one allows for other opinions
    without the attitude or capacity to critically appraise the quality of the different opinions,
    TA] well into advanced adulthood, it would seem necessary to — at the very least — bring
    higher education, but preferably also secondary education, up to a level that students and
    pupils learn to think well. For the coming decade(s) we would settle for this to come true,
    before calling for education to teach students to think well, as well as wisely. (van Rossum
    & Hamer, 2010) (p 518, emphasis added)
    The Dutch researchers, van Rossum and Hamer, identify what they call a watershed in the
    intellectual development of students: the transition from “all opinions are valid” to “one
    opinion is better (supported) than another”. Most higher education students do not make this
    transition during their studies and might never develop into truly autonomous thinkers and
    actors.
    . . . . . . . .
    “In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged
    to remember seven generations in the past
    and consider seven generations in the future
    when making decisions that affect the people.”
    (Mankiller & Wallis, 1993)

    http://geopoliticsandcognition.com/docs/AcademicValues.pdf

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  145. The administrative progressive movement was the main tool the economic elite, referred to as
    “we” in Woodrow Wilson’s quote, had invented to ensure that a very much larger class, [would] forgo the privileges of a liberal education. The strategy to bring about desired change is
    a classic example of the Hegelian dialectic (ref) in which a debate is initially framed in terms of one extreme point of view (thesis), under control of those who want change to oppose a well reasoned nuanced approach (antithesis). This leads quite natural to shift (synthesis) towards the extreme position. Labaree describes this a follows:
    Being extreme at this stage of reform is quite useful, whereas the kind of nuanced approach
    that Dewey took, with its abhorrence of the very dualism that Snedden loved, was not conducive to launching an effective movement of educational reform. Therefore, the administrative progressive movement was able to become firmly established and positioned for growth because of Snedden’s flame throwing. Put another way, a useful idiot, who says things that resonate with the emerging ideas of his time and helps clear the ideological way for the rhetorical reframing of a major institution, can have vastly more influence than a great thinker, who make a nuanced and prescient argument that is out of tune with his times and too complex to fit on a battle standard.
    In part because Snedden was an Extremist, the tendency in American education leaned strongly his direction and away from Dewey. What we ended up with was a school system that reflected the main elements of the social efficiency agenda: a differentiated curriculum, the de facto tracking by social class, and a school system whose purpose is viewed through a vocational lens (education for human capital development), even if vocational courses never gained more than a relatively marginal part of the curriculum. (p184)

    After his role as “agent provocateur” he had outlived his usefulness and his extremism was more a liability than an asset for the bureaucrats of the ‘administrative progressive movement’ that gradually became the force that shaped not only American education, but education all over the Western world. . The role Snedden was allowed to play was not to succeed in turning all public schools in vocational schools, but to frame the debate so that control over education was transferred from the dedicated educators to administrators and the “educational time-severs” that, as Dewey warned, were more in love with the regime than with the students under their care. More importantly, it also entailed a transition from teacher control over education to centralized control (by the economic elite (Lionni, 1993)). Allowing a gradual nation-wide control over all aspects of schooling.
    […]
    Snedden was actually a typical product of the type of education he promoted so relentlessly. He was narrow-minded, impervious to arguments, and not at all bothered by inconsistencies or his own lack of knowledge. He adopted ideas without understanding them and pursued them relentlessly.

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  146. The demystification of liberal education

    The consequences of foregoing the privileges of a liberal education are well known and refer
    directly to the term liberal. For example a publication called “Liberal Arts Education in the
    Twenty-First Century” of the American Academy for Liberal Arts Education states:
    When we say “liberal” education, we are not, of course, talking about the dreaded
    “L” word of recent American political sloganeering, nor are we even referring to the free
    play of ideas as in traditional liberal political theory. We are borrowing and translating a
    Greek term eleutherios, free, a word used most commonly to contrast free people from
    slaves. [Eleutherios also has connotations of generous, spirited, outspoken, and living the
    way you want, TA]
    A “liberal education” means what a free person ought to know as opposed to what a well
    educated and trusted slave might know. Such a slave might well know a trade, manage a
    business, run a bank, cut a deal. Athenian slaves did these quite well from time to time,
    and sometimes did quite well for themselves, too. Some of them developed a craft or a
    skill, a techne, the Greeks would call it, using the word from which we get “technique”
    and “technology”. (There is nothing highfalutin’ about the word techne in Greek, hence
    my preference for translating it “skill” rather than “art.”)
    Some slaves possessed valuable skills and could be better managers than their masters.
    What slaves (and women, alas) were not allowed to do, was speak in the assembly, or
    participate in any other of the rights and duties of a free citizen, the jury system,
    diplomacy, war. Those activities also took skills —technai, but skills of a kind quite
    different from those looked for in a slave.
    Our term “liberal arts” is derived directly from a Latin translation of the Greek technai.
    Since the skills needed to be an effective citizen are so prominent in the Greek
    conception of a liberal education, it’s not too much of a stretch to retranslate “liberal
    arts” as “the skills of freedom.” Since freedom or slavery was so often at stake in citizen
    decision makings, these were, as well, the skills needed to preserve freedom. (Connor,
    1998) (p 5).
    The difference between a liberal education and a vocational education is one between skills
    for freedom and slavery: both freedom of the individual mind and freedom (and actual
    functioning) of democratic society.
    . . . . .
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    • Although Snedden was mystified by the concept of liberal education, there is nothing
      mysterious at all about liberal education: compared to vocational education that only prepares
      for a few societal roles and a fraction of a life-time, a liberal education prepares for all roles
      and all waking moments. It is the difference between part time and full time skills. A liberal
      education empowers because it educates and trains people how to think and learn, not what to
      think and learn, nor how to behave. It allows the development of cognition with understanding
      as opposed to the thought processes without understanding that characterized Snedden. It
      educates the mind to be critical of all new information and all beliefs and to accept beliefs
      only provisionally and as long as they do not lead to inconsistencies. Or in Aristotle’s words:
      “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” The
      mental education allows the mind to think freely, critically, and creatively towards “ever
      deeper and more integrated understanding and capacities”. And above all it allows people to
      think and act autonomously. — AcademicValues.pdf
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      • “The more people are mystified, the more they will delegate responsibility to authority.” ~Ibid
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  147. Stenner’s work shows a consistent and strong relation between what she calls cognitive incapacity and authoritarianism.

    “I have repeatedly found that authoritarianism is heavily, indeed primarily, determined by cognitive incapacity (along with lack of openness to experience). Any variable that even remotely reflects cognitive incapacity invariably proves a significant determinant of authoritarianism, whether that involves (lack of) verbal ability, years of education, possession of a college degree, political knowledge, or sophistication/complexity of writing.” (Stenner, 2009)
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  148. OPEN-SOURCE INTELLIGENCE

    Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources.[1] In the intelligence community (IC), the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources).

    Open sources for intelligence
    OSINT includes a wide variety of information and sources:

    Media: newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and computer-based information.
    Web-based communities and user-generated content: social-networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies.
    Public data: government reports, official data such as budgets, demographics, hearings, legislative debates, press conferences, speeches, marine and aeronautical safety warnings, environmental impact statements and contract awards.
    Observation and reporting: amateur airplane spotters, radio monitors and satellite observers among many others have provided significant information not otherwise available. The availability of worldwide satellite photography, often of high resolution, on the Web (e.g., Google Earth) has expanded open-source capabilities into areas formerly available only to major intelligence services.
    Professional and academic (including grey literature): conferences, symposia, professional associations, academic papers, and subject matter experts.[2]
    Most information has geospatial dimensions, but many often overlook the geospatial side of OSINT: not all open-source data is unstructured text. Examples of geospatial open source include hard and softcopy maps, atlases, gazetteers, port plans, gravity data, aeronautical data, navigation data, geodetic data, human terrain data (cultural and economic), environmental data, commercial imagery, LIDAR, hyper and multi-spectral data, airborne imagery, geo-names, geo-features, urban terrain, vertical obstruction data, boundary marker data, geospatial mashups, spatial databases, and web services. Most of the geospatial data mentioned above is integrated, analyzed, and syndicated using geospatial software like a Geographic Information System (GIS) not a browser per se.
    OSINT is distinguished from research in that it applies the process of intelligence to create tailored knowledge supportive of a specific decision by a specific individual or group.[3]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_intelligence
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  149. Human births and deaths daily:
    Planet wide there are 358,192 births and 154,889 deaths as a daily average.

    There are 7 billion human beings on Earth and 5 White Rhinoceros.There are around 790 gorillas left in the world

    It is currently estimated that there are between 410,000 and 650,000 elephants left in Africa, representing more than a 50% decline in the last 35 years.
    As few as 645 lions remain in the wild in western and central Africa. Lions are extinct in 25 African nations and virtually extinct in 10, 15,000 wild lions remain on the continent as a whole, compared with about 200,000 30 years ago.

    Happy Holidays
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  150. Solomon Asch experiment (1958) A study of conformity

    To Asch’s surprise, 37 of the 50 subjects conformed themselves to the ‘obviously erroneous’ answers given by the other group members at least once, and 14 of them conformed on more than 6 of the ‘staged’ trials. When faced with a unanimous wrong answer by the other group members, the mean subject conformed on 4 of the ‘staged’ trials.

    Asch was disturbed by these results: “The tendency to conformity in our society is so strong that reasonably intelligent and well-meaning young people are willing to call white black. This is a matter of concern. It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct.”

    http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/psychology/social/asch_conformity.html
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    • There is no great and no small
      To the Soul that maketh all:
      And where it cometh, all things are;
      And it cometh everywhere.
      I am owner of the sphere,
      Of the seven stars and the solar year,
      Of Caesar’s hand, and Plato’s brain,
      Of Lord Christ’s heart, and Shakspeare’s strain.

      “There is one mind common to all individual men….
      ….Of the works of this mind history is the record. Man is explicable by nothing less than all his history. All the facts of history pre-exist as laws. Each law in turn is made by circumstances predominant. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man. Epoch after epoch, camp, kingdom, empire, republic, democracy, are merely the application of this manifold spirit to the manifold world.”
      From Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essay ~ History
      . . . . .
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    • “There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has be-fallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent.”~Ibid
      . . . . .
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  151. The state is a mythical concept, a jejune concept, one that humanity needs to find the maturity to grow out of. Giving any group a monopoly on the use of lethal force is a fool’s game, naive and insane. The unquestioning acceptance of this myth, one saturated with internal contradictions, is that which defines the ‘TVZombie’.~Willy Whitten
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    • The jejune human race doesn’t merely want “leaders” they lust for “masters” to relieve them of all personal responsibility. But, naivete is not innocence, it is gross ignorance.
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    • We can only do it for ourselves individually. We will never convince “THEM” , deprogram those that only know because of the social engineering they only know is to let someone else determine their future for them rather than growing up and taking the responsibility upon themselves individually to learn and exercise self determination. You me, others reading here for some reason broke out of their socially engineered molds, unhooked, and are leaving them behind. They don’t understand us. The majority of them never will. It is fascinating watching them all trying to save something that enslaved them from the get go.. How can you “take back” something you never had to begin with or “restore” what never was in the first place? If you still think trying to “save America” is the way to go you still do not understand the problem. Substituting one fraud with another fraud is not going to solve anything. {And YOU is not you willy, it is them.} Enslaved by frauds ha ha… Reminds of that song by Andy Williams, Please Release me let me go.. They ain’t gonna do it man.. We gotta walk away and never look back..

      Great read Willy; You’re gonna dig it;
      Epiphanies on the Road to Freedom
      http://sovereigntology.blogspot.com/2012/03/2012-epiphanies-on-road-to-freedom.html

      On another note, its damn cold out this way.. ground temp -38 – air temp -20. My Diesel is gelled. And I’m up to my arse in powder..

  152. Education: OBE (Outcome-Based Education), NEA (National Education Association), educational psychology, German psychology & influences, demise of public education, educational sabotage, Wundt, Pavlov, Dewey, Skinner, Watson

    The following books examine and largely find fault with various aspects of the modern educational system. There is much to learn here. Choose a book, get it and read it!
    The Leipzig Connection by Paolo Lionni – the complete book with more details & facts about the scam known as modern education and psychology.

    Pavlov’s Children: A Study of Performance-Outcome-Based Education by Ann Wilson

    Why Johnny Can’t Read: And What You Can Do About It by Rudolph Flesch

    NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

    Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

    Separating School & State: How to Liberate America’s Families by Sheldon Richman

    Educating for the New World Order by Bev Eakman

    Cloning of the American Mind: Eradicating Morality through Education by Beverly Eakman

    The Teachers’ Unions: How the NEA and AFT Sabotage Reform and Hold Students, Parents, Teachers, and Taxpayers Hostage to Bureaucracyer by Myron Lieberman

    The Whole Language/OBE Fraud: The Shocking Story of How America Is Being Dumbed Down by Its Own Education System by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

    Outcome Based Education: The State’s Assault on Our Children’s Values by Peg Luksik

    Outcome Based Education: Understanding the Truth About Education Reform by Ron Sunseri

    Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why America’s Children Feel Good About Themselves but Can’t Read, Write, or Add by Charles J. Sykes

    Profscam: Professors and the Demise of Higher Education – by Charles J. Sykes

    Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus – by Dinesh D’Souza

    Inside American Education : The Decline, the Deception, the Dogmas – by Thomas Sowell

    Conflict of Interests : The Politics of American Education – by Joel Spring

    The following books are written by members of the education or psychology establishment. They are generally “logical” within the framework of their own (generally unexamined or incorrect) basic assumptions, but the conclusions and results of applying their methods are largely disastrous. B. F.Skinner raised his daughter in a “Skinner Box” (a large rat box…) – she committed suicide at age 21. So much for B.F. Skinner’s methods! Read them with a very careful eye!

    Dewey On Education – by John Dewey

    Democracy and Education – by John Dewey

    The School and Society – by John Dewey

    Experience and Education – by John Dewey

    About Behaviorism – by B. F. Skinner

    Beyond Freedom and Dignity – by B. F. Skinner

    Behaviorism – by John Watson

    http://www.sntp.net/education/education_list.htm
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  153. “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”~anonymous
    I would add that these paving stones are more often of the “appearance” of good intentions, and are the constructs of con-men.
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  154. The Conspiracy of Language

    Here’s a good exercise that will help alter your conscious awareness and put punch and clarity where slosh once existed. Don’t even use the words “hope” or “believe”. Every time you’re tempted to say, write or even think these debilitating, nebulous concepts, replace “I hope” or “I believe” with “I think” or “it appears to me” or something else realistic that clearly indicates what you really mean. These types of inhibitors are a subtle trick of the programmed language we’ve been handed. Hope is one of the most misleading and disempowering terms we’ve ever been handed, as is belief. Drop them entirely. We tend to know what people seem to mean when using these terms, but they’re still just as intellectually and spiritually crippling. ~Zen Gardener

    http://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=VacEe&mc=Br&s=z5dxCC&u=9hX6&y=D&

    “History is a set of lies agreed upon.”~Napoleon Bonaparte
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    • The Trivium Method
      Any observation enters our mind through the 5 senses. Then we use our mind and apply the Trivium and the Quadrivium in order to process the observation. This process consists of several steps which enable us to understand how the observation relates to what we already know, how we can explain this new piece of information to others and how we can store it in a methodical way.

      The Trivium method of thought
      The Trivium is the first half of the 7 Liberal Arts. It consists of 3 elements : General grammar, formal logic and classical rhetoric. Sacred texts often refer to these 3 elements as knowledge, understanding and wisdom. The overarching topic of the Trivium is communication and language.

      Within the process of seeing, conceptualizing and speaking it is important to be aware that the created concept about how we think reality is, does not equate reality as it really is.

      In other words, the map is not the territory.

      Aristotle who is considered to be one of the originators of the ideas behind the Trivium stated that an educated man should be capable of considering and investigating any idea or concept thoroughly without necessarily embracing or dismissing it. If during any discussion it becomes obvious that the other person is emotionally involved regarding a particular subject matter, then it is impossible to have a rational discussion based on the Trivium with them. Any emotional attachment to a particular belief blocks any kind of rational or logical argumentation.
      http://www.matrixwissen.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=275:the-7-liberal-arts-trivium-quadrivium-and-logical-fallacies&catid=145:die-7-freien-kuenste&Itemid=124&lang=en
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  155. I am a defender of Liberty in its fullest extent, without the slightest compromise of its principles. Some may feel that compromising some of these principles is in their self-interest. But this is short sighted and leads to a concatenation cycle of disparagement inevitably ending in tyranny.

    I reject being labeled an “anarchist” by those who misconceive what anarchy actually is and means. At the same time I would call myself an anarchist with my own understanding of what that really means. It is rather the same as being called a libertarian, which is again put into the false terms of “Libertarian” as in the form of the Libertarian Party. I reject their position in favor of limited government. I favor no government at all. One cannot limit government, as what defines government is its monopoly of force. Once force is in the hands of a fictitious entity, that force will only be used for tyranny by the living breathing entities that steer that force. It is as inevitable as night following day, and proven time and again throughout history.
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  156. Is the restriction of yelling “fire” in a crowded theater really a matter of restricting free speech?
    If there really is a fire in the theater then yelling fire is not a crime. Therefore the crime is not in the act of yelling fire, but in the danger ensuing of a panicked crowd. A crowd is just as likely to panic in a real fire, whether someone yells out that there is a fire or not. Intent is the key to the matter as in all accusations of crime. A person may actually believe there is a fire when there is none.
    I don’t think it is a restriction of speech but a restriction on acting with bad intent in any aspect.

    I think framing the issue as one of restricting free speech is a dangerous one, that can lead to other excuses to restrict free speech.
    . . . .

    Before my musings on the issues of “free speech” above are taken as frivolous arguments, consider these further points:

    First and foremost speech, whether written or spoken is an action. It is actually actions that are properly judged by law, not thoughts.

    So to look at the “crying fire” angle from another perspective; consider the situation where someone hits a Fire Alarm in the hallway of a hotel. If there is no real fire, and this action is done as a “prank” which causes panic and a response by firefighters and other emergency personnel; the action of causing all of this will be deemed an unlawful act. There will be no mention of “freedom of expression” or any other such argumentation. It is the action that is judged to be harmful.
    . . . .
    One more example here:
    “Threats”.
    Are threats to be judged under the auspices of speech or action?

    Certainly a threat can be made verbally or as a written message. But a threat can also be made by the direct action of physical posturing. This type of threat is called “assault”. As is well known, in jurisprudence, “assault & battery” are two separate crimes. ‘Assault” is a physical threat of reaching towards in an aggressive manner, of getting to close to another’s space. One can be charged with assault whether battery ensues or not.

    So to recap, assault is an action, a type of threat. Like the issues involving fire, it is not a matter of ‘speech’ but of action which is judged as dangerous or punitive.

    To sum up, crying “fire” is first and foremost an ACT. By framing this act as a matter of “speech” is to lend to the problems we are already discussing here; whether it is ‘speech’ itself that is dangerous, or action and intent.
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    • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..”~Thomas Jefferson, 1776

      Thus begins the proposal that goes forward to become the most eloquent statement of conspiracy theory ever penned by mankind.
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  157. Why are the defenders so against further inquiry? To quote Christopher Brooks in a comment he made: “The comm-entities (defenders) do a service in demonstrating a very different moral “ruler” than I hold true, because they have expressed satisfaction with the integrity of the 911 Commission investigation, which was very clearly designed and staffed to limit accountability and keep selected information hidden from essential scrutiny.”
    http://gumshoenews.com/2015/03/02/stopping-9-11-and-bld-7-disinformation-deflecting-questions-investigation-and-truth/

    Obedience to authority begins with giving legitimacy to authority, and then giving trust to that authority. Both of these propositions are absurd given a sophisticated grasp of history.
    “Government” is the Protection Racket writ large.

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  158. What do you mean by “intoxicated” Mountain Man? Do you equate a pot high with being drunk?

    I resent being regimented by illegitimate authority.

    Do you know the history of “marijuana” prohibition? Do you realize it was financially based and promoted by the DuPonts, and Hurst? DuPont was in synthetic fibers based on petroleum. The new stripping machines that were coming on line would have made hemp fabrics financially viable, plus these materials were longer lasting and more pleasant than the synthetics DuPont went on to manufacture. In fact all of the products made with petroleum can be produced cheaper and safer using hemp, resins, lubricants, fiber-resin combinations that match the strength and utility of fiberglass.

    Ford made his model T out of hemp, only the engine and frame was made of steel.
    The fabric for the seats were hemp, it ran on hemp oil “gasoline” (there would never have been smog)…on and on.
    Hurst was in on this because of the huge timber operations he had would have been compromised by the same hemp products, one being hemp paper, which does not yellow and lasts decades longer than paper made from wood mulch.
    The primary drafts for the Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper, and are still in good condition to this day in the Library of Congress.

    Hemp seed itself is one of the most complete foods in nature.

    Making hemp illegal was worse than simply unlawful (constitutionally) it was a sin against nature and humanity.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it! … touché
    http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/02/25/henry-ford-hemp-plastic-car-stronger/
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  159. ART & ARTIST by Otto Rank

    The Artist, much like the individual generally, is a cultural phenomenon. The individual’s Art must begin and be articulated as a historical genre. At the same time Artists often attempt to reach beyond genre, i.e. beyond their cultural condition

    Rank articulates the impossibility of escaping socio-cultural domination, epistemological doubt, and ontological terror, in our corporal form. Hence human beings escape into speculation into non-corporal form, via the process of creation, play, and the pleasure of the aesthetic as a latent promise of, or possibility for, immortality.

    http://www.ottorank.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Rank

    Art and Artist: Creative Urge and Personality Development
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  160. Maintaining the Societal Status Quo

    “Americans have been increasingly socialized to equate inattention, anger, anxiety, and immobilizing despair with a medical condition, and to seek medical treatment rather than political remedies. What better way to maintain the status quo than to view inattention, anger, anxiety, and depression as biochemical problems of those who are mentally ill rather than normal reactions to an increasingly authoritarian society.

    The reality is that depression is highly associated with societal and financial pains. One is much more likely to be depressed if one is unemployed, underemployed, on public assistance, or in debt (for documentation, see “400% Rise in Anti-Depressant Pill Use”). And ADHD labeled kids do pay attention when they are getting paid, or when an activity is novel, interests them, or is chosen by them (documented in my book Commonsense Rebellion).

    In an earlier dark age, authoritarian monarchies partnered with authoritarian religious institutions. When the world exited from this dark age and entered the Enlightenment, there was a burst of energy. Much of this revitalization had to do with risking skepticism about authoritarian and corrupt institutions and regaining confidence in one’s own mind. We are now in another dark age, only the institutions have changed. Americans desperately need anti-authoritarians to question, challenge, and resist new illegitimate authorities and regain confidence in their own common sense.”~Bruce Levine PhD
    http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/02/why-anti-authoritarians-are-diagnosed-as-mentally-ill/

    Now…this is a long article, but well worth the read, it is very much in line with Rappoport, but is written by a psychologist who is against the Psychiatric Industrial Complex.
    self deception
    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society”~Krishnimurti
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  161. “Unless this fraud is finally exposed, the word believe will be forgotten by future generations and John F. Kennedy will have unquestionably become the victim of a conspiracy. Belief will have become unchallenged fact, and the faith of the American people in their institutions further eroded. If that is allowed to happen, Lee Harvey Oswald, a man who hated his country and everything for which it stands, will have triumphed even beyond his intent on that fateful day in November.”~Vincent Bugliosi, Reclaiming History, p.1011.

    “The mantra of the era was `peace, love and sharing. Prior to (the Manson case), people just didn’t identify hippies with violence. Then the Manson family comes along, looking like hippies, but being mass murderers. And that shocked America: How could this be?
    The Manson murders sounded the death knell for hippies and all they symbolically represented… They closed an era. The 60s, the decade of love, ended on that night, on 9 August 1969.”~Vincent Bugliosi

    HELTER SKELTER

    “Although pop culture has always been tainted by the elite’s agenda to shape and mold young minds, it is during the 60s and the 70s that MK-Ultra stooges and dark secret societies became visible parts of the mix. The need to quell the anti-war and anti-establishment movements of the 60′s forced the elite to infiltrate and disrupt the culture. A series of destabilizing events occurred to shock idealistic minds and heroes became enemies. The “Peace and Love” of the 60s became Charles Manson and LSD of the 70’s…

    Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby and its story about the manipulation of a young woman by an elite witch coven to carry and give birth to the Anti-Christ captured the mindset of this era and became symbolic of the irreversible shift that happened in the late 60s. However, it is the real life events surrounding the movie that truly defined this era: Less than a year after the release of Rosemary’s Baby, Roman Polanski’s pregnant wife was ritualistically murdered by members of the Charles Manson family. This horrific event brought a brutal end to the “good vibrations” of the 60s and is viewed by many historians as a pivotal moment in American history.

    While some will consider Rosemary’s Baby to be nothing more than a scary movie playing on the sensibilities of devout Christians and young mothers, others see it as Roman Polanski’s courageous exposition of high society’s occult mind state. Many however see the movie as an occult manifesto, heralding a new era. Rosemary’s Baby is Aleister Crowley’s “Child of the new Aeon”, or Horus the son of Isis – the bringer of a new era in world history. Whether it was intentional or not, Rosemary’s Baby did appear at the brink of a new era and became part of an important social change.”

    Another spooky coincidence is Lennon’s 1974 Rolling Stone interview where he places 3 of the Beatles at 10500 Cielo drive,

    “And then, well, we just decided to take LSD again in California…We were on tour, in one of those houses, like Doris Day’s house or wherever it was we used to stay. And the three of us took it. Ringo, George and I… And a couple of the Byrds… Crosby and the other guy, who used to be the leader… McGuinn. I think they came round, I’m not sure, on a few trips.”

    10500 Cielo drive was of course the location of the first night of the Manson family murders, at the time the house at 10500 Cielo drive was owned by Doris Day, Day’s son was Terry Melcher who worked with the Beatles and was also the man who Charles Manson had been trying to impress with his music after becoming acquainted through their mutual friend Beach Boy Brian Wilson. -Article
    http://www.conspiracytruths.co.uk/humanbehaviouralmodification.html
    . . . . . . . . .

    Although it is not mentioned in this article, 10500 Cielo drive was also used as an Intelligence “Safe House”, Robert Kennedy supposedly stayed there while campaigning for president. The article I read on this explained that the house had been equipped with surveillance camera’s and sound equipment, and this was prior to the “Manson Murders” … and that the murders may actually have been filmed. I haven’t located that article yet this morning.

    The reason I bring this all up here is in connection with Bugliosi, who prosecuted Manson and developed the theory of ‘Helter Skelter’ formally himself. He of course is famous for the book of the same name…and then his book ‘Reclaiming History’, years later brings us face to face with the likelihood that Bugliosi is himself and intelligence operative, and likely involved in MKUltra from the outset. Perhaps even part of the programming of Manson.

    The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, initiating a major cultural and political shift.

    And I was there.
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  162. Odious Debt
    In international law, odious debt is a legal theory which holds that the national debt incurred by a regime for purposes that do not serve the best interests of the nation, should not be enforceable. Such debts are thus considered by this doctrine to be personal debts of the regime that incurred them and not debts of the state. In some respects, the concept is analogous to the invalidity of contracts signed under coercion.
    . . . . . . .
    For decades now, I have argued that the FED, and the usury it employs is illegitimate and that the so-called national debt of the US is unlawful and should be rebuked. That “default” itself is an odious term and not applicable. However I was never aware of this international law that is seemingly in agreement with my proposition.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odious_debt
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  163. Boston Marathon Bombings’ Guilty Verdict Exposed as a Gross Travesty of Justice

    By Joachim Hagopian
    Global Research, April 11, 2015
    Url of this article:
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/boston-marathon-bombings-guilty-verdict-exposed-as-a-gross-travesty-of-justice/5442240

    With the official government narrative of the 9/11 attack filled with a plethora of lies that have since been subsequently exposed, the next biggest “war on terror” event on US soil that the feds failed to stop was the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. And now the lone living suspect from that horrific crime that killed three people, left 17 limbless and injured 264 victims (though that number’s been accused of being purposely inflated) has now been found guilty of all 30 counts after the jury’s 11 hour deliberation earlier this week. As we mark the second anniversary of this tragic event and the second and final phase of the trial beginning on Monday that will decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – whether he’ll live out the rest of his life in prison or be put to death, a critical review of preceding events and developments surrounding his high profile, extremely significant case seems both timely and much needed.

    Despite Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleading not guilty to the 30 counts (17 carrying the death penalty) he was charged within a week after the April 15th bombings in 2013, his lead defense attorney Judy Clark several days ago conceded to the jury that her client was guilty in her closing argument. Apparently blaming the dead brother whose due process was denied became Dzhokhar’s only defense strategy. The defense team insisted that he was coerced and bullied by his older brother into committing alleged acts of terrorism. Considering no real solid proof other than photos placing Dzhokhar and older brother Tamerlan both wearing backpacks at the scene of the crime where the two bombs exploded was even presented at the trial, no justice for either the Tsarnaevs nor the many victims can possibly come from this guilty verdict.
    […]
    But then the propaganda lies built into this case from the start were designed to convict the brothers as the patsy fall guys all along. Going back to the JFK assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald, every false flag operation has its unwitting stooges who are used by the feds as props to take the sole blame. From President Obama to the FBI to their propagandist presstitutes, they were all publicly weighing in their guilty verdicts no sooner than the release of the photos that within days of the bombings identified the two brothers as the only prime suspects, thus prejudicing the entire case, effectively swaying Americans into believing that the one suspect still alive was guilty long before his trial ever began. And we know based on both Obama and the FBI’s track records that they both are constantly lying through their teeth and obviously cannot be trusted. The overwhelming majority of American citizens per last August’s CNN poll, an all-time high of 87%, of Americans simply do not trust their own government, knowing that they are constantly being lied to every day. And with so many blatant holes in the state’s case, anyone half aware and informed of what’s been allowed to go down in the Boston Marathon bombings case would be near 100% certain that the government is once again producing an over-the-top false narrative designed to hide its own criminality. But then the US federal government’s become a militarized dictatorship, part of an international crime cabal that uses state propaganda as effectively as the Nazis ever did.
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  164. The Boston Marathon Bombing’s “Constructed Reality”
    By Prof. James F. Tracy – Global Research, April 19, 2014

    “The only feeling that anyone can have about an event he does not experience is the feeling aroused by his mental image of that event … For it is clear enough that under certain conditions men respond as powerfully to fictions as they do to realities.” Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, 1922.

    The careful coordination of information and visual representations governs the mass mind. The conditions for such are accentuated in times of perceived crisis. For a relatively brief period following the Boston Marathon bombing two sets of photographs emerged that actually depicted what appeared to have taken place at “ground zero,” where the first explosive device detonated. Each series of photos strongly suggests the execution of a mass casualty exercise.

    The first set of photographs was taken by amateur sports photographer Benjamin Thorndike, whose employment as a financial advisor at FOC Partners on Boylston provided him with an ideal position. The second set was taken by graphic designer Aaron Tang, whose office is several doors down Boylston Street from FOC. In fact, Tang’s photos are especially revealing as they chronicle the unusual law enforcement and first responder reactions to the incident.

    While Tang’s photos and personage are almost entirely absent from corporate news reportage and commentary, Thorndike and a handful of his more than two dozen photos receive sporadic consideration in the short-lived news cycle preceding 5:00PM on April 18, when the FBI revealed images of Tamarlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the vicinity of the finish line.

    The federal government and its major media appendages would then employ this dubious evidence vis-á-vis the Tsarnaevs’ non-American otherness to essentially indict the brothers in the court of public opinion. The spectre of Muslim terrorism–an important propaganda element of the “war on terror”–further legitimated the declaration of martial law in the greater Boston area, culminating in the extrajudicial killing of Tamarlan and the near-murder (so far as the public is lead to believe) of Dzhokhar.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-boston-marathon-bombings-constructed-reality/5377487
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  165. On Moral Relativity and Eternal Principles

    “This, I believe, should always be taken into account before judging men of that era. Including those who killed JFK.”~JohnR
    . . . . .
    “The dirty commie Uncle Ho admired Jefferson for the only good thing he ever did in his life, the Declaration of Independence.”~Roy W Kornbluth
    . . . . .
    What we have here is the distinction between ‘Moral Relativity’ and ‘Eternal Principles’.

    It seems that JohnR would give Thomas Jefferson the ‘benefit of his era’, espousing a relation between morals and the time period a human being lives within. So the argument goes; Jefferson was “enlightened for his age” he was farther along on the path to principled thinking than most others of his day, and should not only be celebrated for his “far sighted” moral values. but excused for the “foibles of his times”.

    While no human being is perfect, I have to disagree with this assessment, and pronounce that harsh judgment of Eternal Principle, as I think I detect in the words of Mr Kornbluth. I hold that men of countless era’s have held to and recognized such eternal principles as would be reflected in my stated axiom:

    Liberty is not an INVENTION of Revolution – Liberty is the DISCOVERY of Enlightened Reason.

    In other words the Unalienable Individual Rights of Liberty are one of the penumbra of eternal principles that make us Human.

    It is moral ambiguity that leads to the errors of the concept of the “Just War” as anything that treads one iota beyond clear and obvious self-defense. That such issues are stretched beyond reason are evident in what is called “practical politics”, which is in fact nothing more than the ancient regime of ‘Realpolitik’ and the devious Machiavellian concepts of “Might is Right” & it’s comrade in arms; “Means are justified by the Ends ‘.

    As a lifetime student of Natural Law I have to reject the concepts of Moral Relativity, and assert that there are self-evident Eternal Principles such as those so eloquently put by Thomas Jefferson in the celebrated US Declaration of Independence.

    Finally I must say that those who killed Kennedy must be judged in harshest way, especially as this judgement must now be made posthumously. Their names should be blackened by righteous curses of infamy, and their memory held in the highest contempt. The heritage of their evil ways should be brought down and laid to waste. The National Security State should be abolished – should have been abolished long ago.
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  166. WHO’S CRAZY NOW? AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION SUPPORTED TORTURE “AT EVERY CRITICAL JUNCTURE”

    LIKE NAZI AND SOVIET PSYCHOLOGISTS, AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGISTS AIDED ABUSE

    While most psychologists are good people, tyrannies have always deployed corrupt psychologists to punish dissenters, and label them “crazy”.

    The Nazi government substantially supported psychologists … many of whom, in turn, espoused extermination of the people they considered to be “racially and cognitively compromised”.

    Soviet psychiatrists famously aided Stalin in applying fake insanity diagnoses to political dissenters. The official explanation was that no sane person would declaim the Soviet government and Communism.

    And authoritarian American psychologists are eager to label anyone “taking a cynical stance toward politics, mistrusting authority, endorsing democratic practices, … and displaying an inquisitive, imaginative outlook” as worthy of a trip to the insane asylum. (Those traits may also get one labeled as a potential terrorist.) Indeed, Americans are literally being thrown in the loony bin after they question those in power.

    As prominent forensic psychiatrist James Knoll – psychiatry professor at SUNY-Syracuse and director of a forensic fellowship program – writes in the Psychiatric Times:

    When psychiatric science becomes co-opted by a political agenda, an unhealthy alliance may be created. It is science that will always be the host organism, to be taken over by political viruses…. [P]sychiatry may come to resemble a new organism entirely — one that serves the ends of the criminal justice system.
    Indeed, American psychologists created the American program of torture which was specially-crafted to produce falseconfessions to justify U.S. military policy.

    Ironically – given the background of psychologists deployed by Stalin to crush dissent – the type of torture used by the CIA was a Communist torture technique . And see this. (In reality, we’ve known for 2,000 years that all torture produces falseconfessions. And we’ve known for a very long time that torture reduces our national security.)

    It wasn’t just rogue psychologists: the American Psychological Association was central to the torture program.

    Pulitzer-prize winning journalist James Risen reports today in the New York Times:

    The American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration of President George W. Bush to bolster a legal and ethical justification for the torture of prisoners swept up in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror …

    “The A.P.A. secretly coordinated with officials from the C.I.A., White House and the Department of Defense to create an A.P.A. ethics policy on national security interrogations which comported with then-classified legal guidance authorizing the C.I.A. torture program,” the report’s authors conclude.

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    The involvement of health professionals in the Bush-era interrogation program was significant because it enabled the Justice Department to argue in secret opinions that the program was legal and did not constitute torture, since the interrogations were being monitored by health professionals to make sure they were safe.

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    The American Psychological Association “clearly supports the role of psychologists in a way our behavioral science consultants operate,” said Dr. William Winkenwerder, then the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, describing to reporters why the Pentagon relied more on psychologists than psychiatrists at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

    ***

    By June 2004, the Bush administration’s torture program was in trouble. The public disclosure of the images of prisoners being abused at the Abu Ghraib prison earlier that year prompted an intense debate about the way the United States was treating detainees in the global war on terror, leading to new scrutiny of the C.I.A.’s so-called enhanced interrogation program, which included sleep deprivation and waterboarding, or simulated drowning. Congress and the news media were starting to ask questions, and there were new doubts about whether the program was legal.

    ***

    In early June 2004, a senior official with the association, the nation’s largest professional organization for psychologists, issued an invitation to a carefully selected group of psychologists and behavioral scientists inside the government to a private meeting to discuss the crisis and the role of psychologists in the interrogation program.

    Psychologists from the C.I.A. and other agencies met with association officials in July, and by the next year the association issued guidelines that reaffirmed that it was acceptable for its members to be involved in the interrogation program.

    To emphasize their argument that the association grew too close to the interrogation program, the critics’ new report cites a 2003 email from a senior psychologist at the C.I.A. to a senior official at the psychological association. In the email, the C.I.A. psychologist appears to be confiding in the association official about the work of James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the private contractors who developed and helped run the enhanced interrogation program at the C.I.A.’s secret prisons around the world.

    In the email, written years before the involvement of the two contractors in the interrogation program was made public, the C.I.A. psychologist explains to the association official that the contractors “are doing special things to special people in special places.”

    ***

    “In 2004 and 2005 the C.I.A. torture program was threatened from within and outside the Bush administration,” [Stephen Soldz, a clinical psychologist and professor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis] said by email. “Like clockwork, the A.P.A. directly addressed legal threats at every critical juncture facing the senior intelligence officials at the heart of the program. In some cases the A.P.A. even allowed these same Bush officials to actually help write the association’s policies.”

    ***

    The critics frequently criticized the 2005 findings of an association committee, the Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security, or PENS, which concluded that it was appropriate for psychologists toremain involved with interrogations, to make sure they remained safe, legal, ethical and effective.
    So psychologists created, pushed and rationalized, and then actually took part in the torture program.
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/05/whos-crazy-now-american-psychological-association-supported-torture-at-every-critical-juncture.html
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  167. Baltimore as a Microcosm of America

    In these drug-saturated neighborhoods, they weren’t policing their post anymore, they weren’t policing real estate that they were protecting from crime. They weren’t nurturing informants, or learning how to properly investigate anything. There’s a real skill set to good police work. But no, they were just dragging the sidewalks, hunting stats, and these inner-city neighborhoods — which were indeed drug-saturated because that’s the only industry left — become just hunting grounds. They weren’t protecting anything. They weren’t serving anyone. They were collecting bodies, treating corner folk and citizens alike as an Israeli patrol would treat Gaza, or as the Afrikaners would have treated Soweto back in the day. They’re an army of occupation. And once it’s that, then everybody’s the enemy. The police aren’t looking to make friends, or informants, or learning how to write clean warrants or how to testify in court without perjuring themselves unnecessarily. There’s no incentive to get better as investigators, as cops.
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blacklistednews/hKxa/~3/jqPYVrEszdM/M.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email
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  168. Our Mania for Hope Is a Curse
    May 24, 2015 – By Chris Hedges

    The naive belief that history is linear, that moral progress accompanies technical progress, is a form of collective self-delusion. It cripples our capacity for radical action and lulls us into a false sense of security. Those who cling to the myth of human progress, who believe that the world inevitably moves toward a higher material and moral state, are held captive by power. Only those who accept the very real possibility of dystopia, of the rise of a ruthless corporate totalitarianism, buttressed by the most terrifying security and surveillance apparatus in human history, are likely to carry out the self-sacrifice necessary for revolt.

    The yearning for positivism that pervades our corporate culture ignores human nature and human history. But to challenge it, to state the obvious fact that things are getting worse, and may soon get much worse, is to be tossed out of the circle of magical thinking that defines American and much of Western culture. The left is as infected with this mania for hope as the right. It is a mania that obscures reality even as global capitalism disintegrates and the ecosystem unravels, potentially dooming us all.

    The 19th century theorist Louis-Auguste Blanqui, unlike nearly all of his contemporaries, dismissed the belief, central to Karl Marx, that human history is a linear progression toward equality and greater morality. He warned that this absurd positivism is the lie perpetrated by oppressors: “All atrocities of the victor, the long series of his attacks are coldly transformed into constant, inevitable evolution, like that of nature. … But the sequence of human things is not inevitable like that of the universe. It can be changed at any moment.” He foresaw that scientific and technological advancement, rather than being a harbinger of progress, could be “a terrible weapon in the hands of Capital against Work and Thought.” And in a day when few others did so, he decried the despoiling of the natural world. “The axe fells, nobody replants. There is no concern for the future’s ill health.”

    “Humanity,” Blanqui wrote, “is never stationary. It advances or goes backwards. Its progressive march leads it to equality. Its regressive march goes back through every stage of privilege to human slavery, the final word of the right to property.” Further, he wrote, “I am not amongst those who claim that progress can be taken for granted, that humanity cannot go backwards.”
    […]
    Blanqui understood that history has long periods of cultural barrenness and brutal repression. The fall of the Roman Empire, for example, led to misery throughout Europe during the Dark Ages, roughly from the sixth through the 13th centuries. There was a loss of technical knowledge (one prominent example being how to build and maintain aqueducts), and a cultural and intellectual impoverishment led to a vast historical amnesia that blotted out the greatest thinkers and artists of the classical world. None of this loss was regained until the 14th century when Europe saw the beginning of the Renaissance, a development made possible largely by the cultural flourishing of Islam, which through translating Aristotle into Arabic and other intellectual accomplishments kept alive the knowledge and wisdom of the past. The Dark Ages were marked by arbitrary rule, incessant wars, insecurity, anarchy and terror. And I see nothing to prevent the rise of a new Dark Age if we do not abolish the corporate state. Indeed, the longer the corporate state holds power the more likely a new Dark Age becomes. To trust in some mythical force called progress to save us is to become passive before corporate power. The people alone can defy these forces. And fate and history do not ensure our victory.
    […]
    Wisdom is not knowledge. Knowledge deals with the particular and the actual. Knowledge is the domain of science and technology. Wisdom is about transcendence. Wisdom allows us to see and accept reality, no matter how bleak that reality may be. It is only through wisdom that we are able to cope with the messiness and absurdity of life. Wisdom is about detachment. Once wisdom is achieved, the idea of moral progress is obliterated. Wisdom throughout the ages is a constant. Did Shakespeare supersede Sophocles? Is Homer inferior to Dante? Does the Book of Ecclesiastes not have the same deep powers of observation about life that Samuel Beckett offers? Systems of power fear and seek to silence those who achieve wisdom, which is what the war by corporate forces against the humanities and art is about. Wisdom, because it sees through the facade, is a threat to power. It exposes the lies and ideologies that power uses to maintain its privilege and its warped ideology of progress.
    […]
    Those with power have always manipulated reality and created ideologies defined as progress to justify systems of exploitation. Monarchs and religious authorities did this in the Middle Ages. Today this is done by the high priests of modernity—the technocrats, scholars, scientists, politicians, journalists and economists. They deform reality. They foster the myth of preordained inevitability and pure rationality. But such knowledge—which dominates our universities—is anti-thought. It precludes all alternatives. It is used to end discussion. It is designed to give to the forces of science or the free market or globalization a veneer of rational discourse, to persuade us to place our faith in these forces and trust our fate to them. These forces, the experts assure us, are as unalterable as nature. They will lead us forward. To question them is heresy.
    […]
    Resistance, as Alexander Berkman points out, is first about learning to speak differently and abandoning the vocabulary of the “rational” technocrats who rule. Once we discover new words and ideas through which to perceive and explain reality, we free ourselves from neoliberal capitalism, which functions, as Walter Benjamin knew, like a state religion. Resistance will take place outside the boundaries of popular culture and academia, where the deadening weight of the dominant ideology curtails creativity and independent thought.

    As global capitalism disintegrates, the heresy our corporate masters fear is gaining currency. But that heresy will not be effective until it is divorced from the mania for hope that is an essential part of corporate indoctrination. The ridiculous positivism, the belief that we are headed toward some glorious future, defies reality. Hope, in this sense, is a form of disempowerment.

    There is nothing inevitable about human existence except birth and death. There are no forces, whether divine or technical, that will guarantee us a better future. When we give up false hopes, when we see human nature and history for what they are, when we accept that progress is not preordained, then we can act with an urgency and passion that comprehends the grim possibilities ahead.~Chris Hedges
    http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/our_mania_for_hope_is_a_curse_20150524
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  169. Why Thomas Paine’s Common Sense Is Important: Chris Hedges & Cornel West (2014)

    Vilification & Historical Amnesia
    ‘paresia’ – speaking in plain language without pretension.
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  170. Anarchy
    noun
    > a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
    “he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy”
    synonyms: lawlessness, nihilism, mobocracy, revolution, insurrection, disorder, chaos, mayhem, tumult, turmoil, “conditions are dangerously ripe for anarchy”

    > absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
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  171. http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/22785/is-cph4-from-science-fiction-movie-lucy-real
    Axon
    An axon (from Greek ἄξων áxōn, axis), also known as a nerve fibre, is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, that typically conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron’s cell body. The function of the axon is to transmit information to different neurons, muscles and glands. In certain sensory neurons (pseudounipolar neurons), such as those for touch and warmth, the electrical impulse travels along an axon from the periphery to the cell body, and from the cell body to the spinal cord along another branch of the same axon. Axon dysfunction causes many inherited and acquired neurological disorders which can affect both the peripheral and central neurons.
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axon

    ↓ Full text
    Studies on protocadherin-2 expression in the human fetal central nervous system.
    Omi H, et al. Congenit Anom (Kyoto). 2004.
    Show full citation
    Abstract
    Protocadherin (Pcad) is a group of molecules obtained by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) utilizing the sequence that is well preserved in the extracellular domain of cadherin. Sano et al. analyzed Pcad (PC42,43) that had been cloned from rats, and found that it basically had homology to cadherin, but contained more than six cadherin repeats with a completely different intracellular domains (Sano et al. 1993). In the present study, of the Pcad (Pcad-1,2) cloned from a human cDNA library, as-yet-unspecified Pcad-2 was analyzed for expression in the human fetal central nervous system (CNS). Northern blot analysis of adult human tissue showed that Pcad-2 was expressed in the brain and the placenta, and that Pcad-2 mRNA was expressed in actively dividing neural tumor cell lines. Monoclonal antibodies against Pcad-2 were then made, and the CNS of fetuses were immunohistochemically stained. The expression was hardly visible at the 6th week of pregnancy, and began to become visible along the nerve fiber in the brain stem at the 8th week, and spread over the entire brain at the 11th week. At the 18th week, however, expression in the nerve fascicles, which had been visible by that time, was no longer visible or had decreased. These results suggest that Pcad-2 appears relatively early in the critical stage of development of the fetal CNS, and is involved in the induction, fasciculation, and extension of axons.
    PMID 15327484 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15327484/
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  172. Prosopagnosia
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosopagnosia

    The functionality of the fusiform gyrus allows most people to recognize faces in more detail …. They are unable to recognize both familiar and unfamiliar faces.
    ‎Fusiform gyrus – ‎Thatcher effect – ‎Prosopamnesia – ‎Face perception
    . . . . .
    There may be varying degrees of prosopagnosia involved in some of these arguments, aside from pure bias, or disingenuous propaganda.
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  173. MERCHANTS OF DEATH
    by H. C. Engelbrecht and F. C. Hanighen
    (COPYRIGHT, 1934)

    CHAPTER I
    CONSIDER THE ARMAMENT MAKER

    To give arms to all men who offer an honest price for them without respect of persons or principles: to aristocrats and republicans, to Nihilist and Czar, to Capitalist and Socialist, to Protestant and Catholic, to burglar and policeman, to black man, white man and yellow man, to all sorts and conditions, all nationalities, all faiths, all follies, all causes, and all crimes.—Creed of Undershaft, the arms maker, in Shaw’s Major Barbara. I appreciate the fact that the manufacturers of arms and ammunition are not standing very high in the estimation of the public generally.—Samuel S. Stone, President of Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co. IN 1930, as a result of the endeavors of disarmament advocates, a treaty was signed between the United States, Great Britain and Japan. While it fell far short of disarming these powers, it did agree on a joint policy of naval limitation and so prevented for a time a costly naval building competition between these countries. President Hoover submitted the treaty to the Senate for ratification. At this point an organization called the Navy League entered the picture. It raised strenuous objections to the treaty on the ground that it “jeopardized American security.” The League failed to convince the Senate, however, and the treaty was ratified.
    […]
    But what was the Navy League and who were its backers?
    Representative Claude H. Tavvener made a speech in
    Congress in 1916 which revealed the results of his investigations
    into the nature and character of the League. He cited
    the League’s official journal to show that eighteen men and
    one corporation were listed as “founders.” The corporation
    was the Midvale Steel Company from which the government
    had bought more than $20,000,000 worth of armor plate, to
    say nothing of other materials. Among the individual founders
    were Charles M. Schwab, president of the Bethlehem
    Steel Corporation, which makes armor plate and other war
    material; J. P. Morgan, of the United States Steel Corporation,
    which would profit heavily from large naval orders;
    Colonel R. M. Thompson, of the International Nickel Company,
    which dealt in nickel, that metal so necessary in making
    shells; and B. F. Tracy, former Secretary of the Navy,
    who became attorney for the Carnegie Steel Company. More
    than half of the founders of this energetic League were
    gentlemen whose business would benefit by large naval appropriations.

    https://mises.org/sites/default/files/The%20Merchants%20of%20Death_2.pdf
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  174. Nye Committee
    The Nye Committee, officially known as the Special Committee on Investigation of the Munitions Industry, was a United States Senate committee chaired by U.S. Senator Gerald Nye. The committee investigated the financial and banking interests which underlay United States’ involvement in World War I, and was a significant factor in public and political support for American neutrality in the early stages of World War II.[1]
    nye
    Nye created headlines by drawing connections between the wartime profits of the banking and munitions industries to America’s involvement in World War I. Many Americans felt betrayed and questioned that the war had been an epic battle between the forces of good (democracy) and evil (autocracy). This investigation of these “merchants of death” helped to bolster sentiments for isolationism.[6]

    The committee reported that between 1915 and January 1917, the United States lent Germany 27 million dollars, and in the same period, it lent to the United Kingdom and its allies 2.3 billion dollars, almost 100 times as much.

    Because of these facts Senator Nye, many war critics, and members of the American public concluded that the US entered the war for reasons of profit, not policy — because it was in American commercial interest for the United Kingdom not to lose.[2][5]

    The findings of the committee gave momentum to the non-interventionist movement and sparked the passage of the Neutrality Acts of 1930s, in 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_Committee
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  175. One may be horrified by the activities of an industry which thrives on the greatest of human curses; still it is well to acknowledge that the arms industry did not create the war system. On the contrary, the war system created the arms industry. And our civilization which, however reluctantly, recognizes war as the final arbiter in international disputes, is also responsible for the existence of the arms maker.
    Who—to be specific—has the power to declare war? All constitutions in the world (except the Spanish) vest the warmaking power in the government or in the representatives of the people. They further grant the power to conscript man-power to carry on such conflicts. Why is there no ethical revolt against these constitutions? Governments also harbor and foster forces like nationalism and chauvinism, economic rivalry and exploiting capitalism, territorial imperialism and militarism.

    Which is the most potent for war, these elements or the arms industry? The arms industry is undeniably a menace to peace, but it is an industry to which our present civilization clings and for which it is responsible. It is an evidence of the superficiality of many peace advocates that they should denounce the arms industry and accept the present state of civilization which fosters it.

    Governments today spend approximately four and a half billion dollars every year to maintain their war machines. This colossal sum is voted every year by representatives of the people. There are, of course, some protests against these enormous military outlays and a handful of individuals carry their protest so far as to refuse to render military service and to pay taxes. But by and large it is believed that “national security” demands these huge appropriations. The root of the trouble, therefore, goes far deeper than the arms industry. It lies in the prevailing temper of peoples toward nationalism, militarism, and war, in the civilization which forms this temper and prevents any drastic and radical change. Only when this underlying basis of the war system is altered, will war and its concomitant, the arms industry, pass out of existence.
    — Merchants of Death (pg 7&8)
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  176. These in their dark Nativity the Deep
    Shall yield us, pregnant with infernal flame,
    Which into hollow Engines long and round
    Thick-rammed, at th’ other bore with touch of fire
    Dilated and infuriate shall send forth
    From far with thundring noise among our foes
    Such implements of mischief as shall dash
    To pieces, and o’erwhelm whatever stands
    Adverse. . . .
    Yet haply of thy Race
    In future days, if Malice should abound,
    Some one intent on mischief, or inspired
    With dev’lish machination might devise
    Like instrument to plague the Sons of men
    For sin, on war and mutual slaughter bent.
    —Milton, Paradise Lost, Book VI.
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  177. “Take saltpeter, charcoal, and sulphur, and you can make thunder and lightning, if you know how.”
    ~Roger Bacon, De Nullitate Magiae.

    In his writings, Bacon calls for a reform of theological study. Less emphasis should be placed on minor philosophical distinctions than had been the case in scholasticism. Instead, the Bible itself should return to the centre of attention and theologians should thoroughly study the languages in which their original sources were composed. He was fluent in several languages and lamented the corruption of the holy texts and the works of the Greek philosophers by numerous mistranslations and misinterpretations. Furthermore, he urged all theologians to study all sciences closely, and to add them to the normal university curriculum. With regard to the obtaining of knowledge, he strongly championed experimental study over reliance on authority, arguing that “thence cometh quiet to the mind”. Bacon did not restrict this approach to theological studies. He rejected the blind following of prior authorities, both in theological and scientific study, which was the accepted method of undertaking study in his day.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Bacon
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  178. Which path is yours?
    Via Del Purgatorio – Via Dell’Inferno – Piazza Del Limbo – Via Del Luz
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  179. The US Senate has failed to reach a deal over extending the Patriot Act, which expired at midnight June 1, 2015.
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  180. “He who casts the vote decides nothing. He that counts the votes decides everything.” – Joseph Stalin
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  181. Editors of World’s Most Prestigious Medical Journals: “Much of the Scientific Literature, Perhaps HALF, May Simply Be Untrue”
    Posted: 03 Jun 2015 10:00 PM PDT
    Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine are the two most prestigious medical journals in the world.

    It is therefore striking that their chief editors have both publicly written that corruption is undermining science.

    The editor in chief of Lancet, Richard Horton, wrote last month:

    “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”. The Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical Research Council, and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have now put their reputational weight behind an investigation into these questionable research practices. The apparent endemicity [i.e. pervasiveness within the scientific culture] of bad research behaviour is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data. Journal editors deserve their fair share of criticism too. We aid and abet the worst behaviours. Our acquiescence to the impact factor fuels an unhealthy competition to win a place in a select few journals. Our love of “significance” pollutes the literature with many a statistical fairy-tale. We reject important confirmations. Journals are not the only miscreants. Universities are in a perpetual struggle for money and talent, endpoints that foster reductive metrics, such as high-impact publication. National assessment procedures, such as the Research Excellence Framework, incentivise bad practices. And individual scientists, including their most senior leaders, do little to alter a research culture that occasionally veers close to misconduct.”

    Similarly, the editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell, wrote in 2009:

    “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Editors_of_World%E2%80%99s_Most_Prestigious_Medical_Journals%3A_%E2%80%9CMuch_of_the_Scientific_Literature%2C_Perhaps_HALF%2C_May_Simply_Be_Untrue%E2%80%9D/44335/0/38/38/Y/M.html
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  182. You’ve asked me, ‘What might you be?’ Now I answer you: ‘I am a Wobbly.’ I mean this spiritually and politically. In saying this I refer less to political orientation than to political ethos, and I take Wobbly to mean one thing: the opposite of bureaucrat. […] I am a Wobbly, personally, down deep, and for good. I am outside the whale, and I got that way through social isolation and self-help. But do you know what a Wobbly is? It’s a kind of spiritual condition. Don’t be afraid of the word, Tovarich. A Wobbly is not only a man who takes orders from himself. He’s also a man who’s often in the situation where there are no regulations to fall back upon that he hasn’t made up himself. He doesn’t like bosses –capitalistic or communistic – they are all the same to him. He wants to be, and he wants everyone else to be, his own boss at all times under all conditions and for any purposes they may want to follow up. This kind of spiritual condition, and only this, is Wobbly freedom.~C. Wright Mills

    [ From Letters to Tovarich (autobiographical essay) dated Fall 1957 titled “On Who I Might Be and How I Got That Way” ]
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  183. There seem to be many who speak to “our constitutional rights”, who rarely mention the Unalienable Rights to Liberty that precede any constitution (or “government” for that matter).

    It is essential to mention this, to keep this truth in the forefront of the debate, as it must not be forgotten that neither constitutions nor governments ‘grant’ rights. They merely ‘guarantee such rights’. As such constitutions and governments cannot fully define (and thus limit) such rights.
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  184. ISRAEL SEEKS TO CRIMINALIZE CRITICISM
    BY LAWRENCE DAVIDSON

    From the 1920s on into the 1990s, the Zionists controlled the storyline in the West on the Israel-Palestine conflict. This meant that their version of history was the only version as far as most of the people in the West were concerned.

    Consequentially, they had an uncontested media field to label the Palestinians and their supporters as “terrorists” – the charge of anti-Semitism was not yet widely used. Also, as a consequence of their monopoly, the Zionists did not bother to engage in public debate.

    Then, over the last 20 years the Zionists slowly lost their monopoly. In part this was due to the fact that in 1993 the PLO recognized Israel’s right to exist and renounced terrorism, and in the following years many of the Arab states made or offered peace. However, the Israelis did not respond in kind. In particular they failed to respond in a fair and just way to U.S.-sponsored peace efforts. Why so?

    The answer to why the Israelis did not, in good faith, take up multiple historic opportunities to make peace with the Palestinians lies in the very nature of the Zionist movement. From its beginning, and certainly from the establishment of the State of Israel, Zionism has been driven by dreams of colonial expansion and religious exclusiveness.

    Each of these goals is seen as part of Zionism’s God-given mission, and they still prevail.

    Professor David Schulman of Hebrew University, writing in the New York Review of Books(April 23, 2015), describes the consequences of this situation, “the Israeli electorate is still dominated by hyper-nationalist, in some cases proto-fascist, figures. It is no way inclined to make peace. It has given a clear mandate for policies … that will further deepen Israel’s colonial venture.”
    […]
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Israel_Seeks_to_Criminalize_Criticism/44483/0/38/38/Y/M.html
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  185. The Illegality of NATO

    Violation of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles

    In recent years, participation in NATO has made European countries accomplices in US efforts to achieve global hegemony by means of military force, in violation of international law, and especially in violation of the UN Charter, the Nuremberg Principles.

    Former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans Christof von Sponeck used the following words to express his opinion that NATO now violates the UN Charter and international law: “In the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, the Charter of the United Nations was declared to be NATO’s legally binding framework. However, the United-Nations monopoly of the use of force, especially as specified in Article 51 of the Charter, was no longer accepted according to the 1999 NATO doctrine. NATO’s territorial scope, until then limited to the Euro-Atlantic region, was expanded by its members to include the whole world”

    Article 2 of the UN Charter requires that “All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.” This requirement is somewhat qualified by Article 51, which says that “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.”
    http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/the-illegality-of-nato/
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  186. THE DOOMSDAY BUNKER FOR BILLIONAIRES

    Two months ago we went inside the Fed’s “doomsday” bunker: a 135,000 square foot facility built in 1969, and nestled inside Mount Pony, east of Culpeper, Virginia that housed some $4 billion in hard currency as well as the central hub of FedWire, the computer network which allows the nation’s banks to communicate and transfer funds.

    It was meant to ensure that the US banking system could still function in the event there were still any banks left in the post-apocalyptic world, Culpeper Switch (officially the Federal Reserve System’s Communications and Records Center) was equipped with everything a Fed official would need to survive in the wake of a nuclear holocaust.

    Then along came Vivos, a company which specializes in creating the ultimate in luxurious Doomsday bunkers which, however, are not only for the world’s richest, but also for those who Vivos founder, California entrepreneuer Robert Vicino, deems worthy: anyone can apply for a spot in the post-apocalypse world but only a select few will be admitted.

    Until recently, the company’s only community shelter product was Vivos Indiana, a shelter “strategically located in midwestern America”, which the company describes as “one of the most fortified, nuclear hardened shelters within our network, located within a one-day drive from anywhere in the Midwest and the Eastern seaboard of America. Built during the Cold War to withstand a 20 megaton blast, within just a few miles, this impervious underground complex accommodates up to 80 people, for a minimum of one year of fully autonomous survival, without needing to return to the surface.”
    […]
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Doomsday_Bunker_For_Billionaires/44553/0/38/38/Y/M.html
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  187. We suspect it was opposition to Slater’s talk of our off-world ancestry and possibly genetic manipulation that stopped this paper from ever being heard or discussed in public circles. The paper was primarily a discourse on the Origins of the Original Sky-heroes as interpreted by Slater and Goddard through their work on two sets of Original rock engravings. Beginning with the central and first ‘Creation Being’, Baiame, Slater identifies a recurring motif in that Baiame “brought living things from on high and then stepped back into the high regions from whence he came”. According to Slater, Baiame means “he who brought life from on high” and because of this his first priority was to bring “life into the world, set down man and woman and gave them the sacred means of propagating life”.

    Until now, we have never seen carvings or scripture that refers to making love as the “sacred means of propagating life”. But if human life was indeed propagated under the supervision of benevolent beings from Pleiades by genetically manipulating the existing hominid species, such a description would certainly apply.

    Despite the resistance subsequently imposed on Slater, he was not the first to discuss evidence of this theory. In fact the story of the creation of human life through genetic manipulation is depicted on the hieroglyph walls at Bambara, and is similarly told through the ancient Original Dreaming lore. The reason why some sort of artificial involvement (be it through replication or test tube) seems the logical conclusion is that Slater also went to great lengths to describe Baiame’s modus operandi, detailing the method Baiame employed to bring “life from on high”.
    http://wakeup-world.com/2014/04/24/com-piracy-proof-human-history-was-written-by-government-not-science/

    http://wakeup-world.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/goddard-and-slater-unreleased-paper-1937.pdf
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  188. CIA torture appears to have broken spy agency rule on human experimentation –Timeline suggested CIA manipulated basic definitions of human experimentation to ensure the torture program proceeded – watchdog | 15 June 2015 | “The Central Intelligence Agency had explicit guidelines for “human experimentation” – before, during and after its post-9/11 torture of terrorism detainees prisoners – that raise new questions about the limits on the agency’s in-house and contracted medical research. Sections of a previously classified CIAdocument, made public by the Guardian on Monday, empower the agency’s director to “approve, modify, or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human subject research”. CIA director George Tenet approved abusive interrogation torture techniques, including waterboarding, designed by CIA contractor psychologists. He further instructed the agency’s health personnel to oversee the brutal interrogations — the beginning of years of controversy, still ongoing, about US torture as a violation of medical ethics.”
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/15/cia-torture-human-experimentation-doctors
    . . . . . .

    “We tortured some folks.”~Barry Soetoro

    [“What do you mean “we” Kimosabe?~Tonto]
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  189. The Library of Babel – FLNWO #27

    The universe is the internet is the library is the internet is the universe. Or is it? And if so, who are the librarians? And if we have all the information we can ever want, does that mean we have knowledge or wisdom? If not, how do we make it? Or who will make it for us? Join James this month for a Film, Literature and the New World Order examination of “The Library of Babel” by Jorge Luis Borges.

    https://www.corbettreport.com/the-library-of-babel-flnwo-27/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CorbettReportRSS+%28The+Corbett+Report%29

    This is more relevant to “real life” than you might imagine…\\][//

  190. O’Neal’s Country Buffet, 620 W Jackson St, Thomasville, GA 31792

    I had lunch there once with Bob Carson, one of the taxidermists at Harden’s Taxidermy of Thomasville, where I worked as an artist/sculptor. It was a most memorable lunch for the dialog with good ol’boy born again yahoo Bob, who said with finality; “It just ain’t right.”

    It was around 2004, Bob and my conversation was on the topic of ‘gay marriage’. It was about an hour lunch period during working hours, and we spent almost the whole time talking about it. I had taken Bob through the whole argument on a rational basis, that it had no actual effect on his marriage to his wife, no effect on his personal life whatsoever, and he had agreed with my reasoning every step of the way.

    So when my final question was asked; ‘Then why are you so dead-set against gay marriage Bob? Why do you put so much of your energy in fighting against something that has no real bearing on your own life?’
    He simply answered, “It just ain’t right.”

    It was a defining moment for a Southern Baptist. It was a defining moment for the Southern Man. It was a defining moment for the “Born-Again Christian”, and a defining moment for a “Damned Yankee” living in Purgatory USA. Just one of the many poisoned spear tips of the bizarre.

    Another factor in signal events that I have noticed is a left field personal ‘sex angle’ the voyeur aspect, as some strange coincidence to “memorable” events. A pretty young girl was sitting alone at a table facing me. She was doing the Sharon Stone act; spreading her legs apart in a very short dress and catching my eye. She didn’t have any panties on. It was a surreal distraction, considering the conversation I was absorbed in with Bob… I couldn’t help but to keep glancing over at her the whole time.

    This reflects back to November 22,1963, French class at Montclair HS in California. The seating of the class was semi-circular, rather than rows all facing the front. I was sitting at a seat-desk in the front row that curved around facing the wall that the hallway door was on. Directly facing me was a young red head. She was a sharp dresser, always wore ‘suit-like’ outfits, very short mini-skirts with matching jackets or vests. This day she was wearing a Scot style red and black plaid print skirt and vest, with a white long sleeve blouse, and a black bow tie. She had a sprinkle of freckles on her cheeks. She wore black horn-rimmed glasses. She was cute in a very unique way…

    There was a buzz from the PA system, and a female voice came on and instructed all the teachers to step out in the hall for a moment to receive a message from someone who would be coming by. This girl and I were already playing her daily hide-and-seek game (Lol) but when the teacher went outside she went way bold and sort of scooted down in her seat and really spread her legs wide, putting a hand down there, pressing against her inner thigh while grinning at me. It was always like we were the only ones in the room, the way she acted; as if no one else could possibly notice!

    A few minutes later the teacher walked … staggered back into the room. She was visibly upset, crying audibly, the whole atmosphere of the room changed, went eerily cold. After taking a deep breath and calming herself the teacher simply said; “President Kennedy has been shot in Dallas, Texas”. There were gasps all around the classroom, and some began crying, others moaning “no!” The teacher said that school was letting out for the rest of the day beginning right then.

    Thus began the ordeal, glued to the TV set for the whole week-end. My mom wasn’t home when I got back, she was across the street at the Carson’s. My step-dad was at Groom Lake in Nevada on another secret project for Lockheed. I didn’t go to bed the whole weekend, I just slept on the couch with the TV on the whole time. It was really like a Twilight Zone episode.

    I thought to myself, “it just ain’t right”…

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    • “Visit of memories. Only your dance and your voice house. On the suburban air improbable desertions … all harmonic pine for strife. The great skies are open. Candor of vapor and tent spitting blood laugh and drunken penance. Promenade of wine perfume opens slow bottle. The great skies are open. Supreme bugle burning flesh children to mist.”~Rimbaud (Cut Up)
      . . . .
      William Burroughs, “The Cut Up Method”

      from Leroi Jones, ed., The Moderns: An Anthology of New Writing in America (NY: Corinth Books, 1963).
      NOTE ON VAUDEVILLE VOICES

      In writing this chapter I have used what I call “the fold in” method that is I place a page of one text folded down the middle on a page of another text (my own or someone else’s)–The composite text is read across half from one text and half from the other– The resulting material is edited, re-arranged, and deleted as in any other form of composition–This chapter contains fold ins with the work of Rimbaud, T.S. Eliot, Paul Bowles, James Joyce, Michael Portman, Peter Weber, Fabrizio Mondadori, Jacques Stern, Evgeny Yevtushenko, some newspaper articles and of course my own work–

      THE CUT UP METHOD

      At a surrealist rally in the 1920’s Tristan Tzara the man from nowhere proposed to create a poem on the spot by pulling words out of a hat. A riot ensued wrecked the theatre. Andre Breton expelled Tristan Tzara from the movement and grounded the cut ups on the Freudian couch.

      In the summer of 1959 Brion Gysin painter and writer cut newspaper articles into sections and rearranged the sections at random. Minutes To Go resulted from this initial cut up experiment. Minutes To Go contains unedited unchanged cut ups emerging as quite coherent and meaningful prose.

      The cut up method brings to writers the collage which has been used by painters for fifty years. And used by the moving and still camera. In fact all street shots from movie or still cameras are by the unpredictable factors of passers by and juxtaposition cut ups. And photographers will tell you that often their best shots are accidents . . . writers will tell you the same. The best writing seems to be done almost by accident but writers until the cut up method was made explicit– (all writing is in fact cut ups. I will return to this point)–had no way to produce the accident of spontaneity. You can not will spontaneity. But you can introduce the unpredictable spontaneous factor with a pair of scissors.

      The method is simple. Here is one way to do it. Take a page. Like this page. Now cut down the middle and cross the middle. You have four sections: 1 2 3 4 … one two three four. Now rearrange the sections placing section four with section one and section two with section three. And you have a new page. Sometimes it says much the same thing. Sometimes something quite different–(cutting up political speeches is an interesting exercise)–in any case you will find that it says something and something quite definite. Take any poet or writer you fancy. Heresay, or poems you have read over many times. The words have lost meaning and life through years of repetition. Now take the poem and type out selected passages. Fill a page with excerpts. Now cut the page. You have a new poem. As many poems as you like. As many Shakespeare Rimbaud poems as you like. Tristan Tzara said: “Poetry for everyone.” And Andre Breton called him a cop and expelled him from the movement. Say it again: “Poetry is for everyone.” Poetry is a place and it is free to all cut up Rimbaud and you are in Rimbaud’s place. Here is a Rimbaud cut up.
      http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88v/burroughs-cutup.html

      Venus Anadyomene

      As from a green zinc coffin, a woman’s
      Head with brown hair heavily pomaded
      Emerges slowly and stupidly from an old bathtub,
      With bald patches rather badly hidden;

      Then the fat gray neck, broad shoulder-blades
      Sticking out; a short back which curves in and bulges;
      Then the roundness of the buttocks seems to take off;
      The fat under the skin appears in slabs:

      The spine is a bit red; and the whole thing has a smell
      Strangely horrible; you notice especially
      Odd details you’d have to see with a magnifying glass…

      The buttocks bear two engraved words: CLARA VENUS;
      —And that whole body moves and extends its broad rump
      Hideously beautiful with an ulcer on the anus.
      ~Rimbaud
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      • Now here are the previous paragraphs cut into four sections and rearranged:

        ALL WRITING IS IN FACT CUT UPS OF GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR OVERHEARD? WHAT ELSE? ASSUME THAT THE WORST HAS HAPPENED EXPLICIT AND SUBJECT TO STRATEGY IS AT SOME POINT CLASSICAL PROSE. CUTTING AND REARRANGING FACTOR YOUR OPPONENT WILL GAIN INTRODUCES A NEW DIMENSION YOUR STRATEGY. HOW MANY DISCOVERIES SOUND TO KINESTHETIC? WE CAN NOW PRODUCE ACCIDENT TO HIS COLOR OF VOWELS. AND NEW DIMENSION TO FILMS CUT THE SENSES. THE PLACE OF SAND. GAMBLING SCENES ALL TIMES COLORS TASTING SOUNDS SMELL STREETS OF THE WORLD. WHEN YOU CAN HAVE THE BET ALL: “POETRY IS FOR EVERYONE” DOCTOR NEUMAN IN A COLLAGE OF WORDS READ HEARD INTRODUCED THE CUT UP SCISSORS RENDERS THE PROCESS GAME AND MILITARY STRATEGY, VARIATION CLEAR AND ACT ACCORDINGLY. IF YOU POSED ENTIRELY OF REARRANGED CUT DETERMINED BY RANDOM A PAGE OF WRITTEN WORDS NO ADVANTAGE FROM KNOWING INTO WRITER PREDICT THE MOVE. THE CUT VARIATION IMAGES SHIFT SENSE ADVANTAGE IN PROCESSING TO SOUND SIGHT TO SOUND. HAVE BEEN MADE BY ACCIDENT IS WHERE RIMBAUD WAS GOING WITH ORDER THE CUT UPS COULD “SYSTEMATIC DERANGEMENT” OF THE GAMBLING SCENE IN WITH A TEA HALLUCINATION: SEEING AND PLACES. CUT BACK. CUT FORMS. REARRANGE THE WORD AND IMAGE TO OTHER FIELDS THAN WRITING.
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  191. Genie

    He is affection and the present moment because he has thrown open the house to the snow foam of winter and to the noises of summer—he who purified drinking water and food—who is the enchantment fleeing places and the superhuman delight of resting places.—He is affection and future, the strength and love which we, erect in rage and boredom, see pass by in the sky of storms and the flags of ecstasy.

    He is love, perfect and reinvented measure, miraculous, unforeseen reason, and eternity: machine loved for its qualities of fate. We have all known the terror of his concession and ours: delight in our health, power of our faculties, selfish affection and passion for him,—he who loves us because his life is infinity…

    And we recall him and he sets forth…And if Adoration moves, rings, his Promise, rings: “Down with these superstitions, these other bodies, these couples and ages. This is the time which has gone under!”

    He will not go away, he will not come down again from some heaven, he will not redeem the anger of women, the laughter of men, or all that sin: for it is done now, since he is and since he is loved.

    His breathing, his heads, his racings; the terrifying swiftness of form and action when they are perfect.

    Fertility of the mind and vastness of the world!

    His body! the dreamed-of liberation, the collapse of grace joined with new violence!

    All that he sees! all the ancient kneelings and the penalties canceled as he passes by.

    His day! the abolition of all noisy and restless suffering within more intense music.

    His step! migrations more tremendous than early invasions.

    O He and I! pride more benevolent than lost charity.

    O world!—and the limpid song of new woe!

    He knew us all and loved us, may we, this winter night, from cape to cape, from the noisy pole to the castle, from the crowd to the beach, from vision to vision, our strength and our feelings tired, hail him and see him and send him away, and under tides and on the summit of snow deserts follow his eyes,—his breathing—his body,—his day.
    ~Rimbaud
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  192. The tediously unresolved broad daylight, and why no one will be allowed an articulate psychotic action of one perspective growing more eccentric
    More likely years from today incredibly enough, concluded within hours the rest of his life in that message
    No doubt inadvertently there is little reason
    There’s plenty to be, though they did not all agree … when did they know it? A serious person might disagree about the key questions long disdained by that sort of scenario, but they do prove this;
    There is a button under the hood.
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  193. A totally awesome performance and social deconstruction presentation.

    Steve Hughes Live at the Apollo London:

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  194. US CRIMINAL ECONOMICS: TPP SECRET TREATY = ‘CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC,’ DEBT = ‘MONEY’, 500 MILLION+ DEAD FROM POVERTY = ‘NECESSARY.’ HAD ENOUGH TO DEMAND ARRESTS?
    Ellen Brown, Web of Debt Blog

    “Psychopaths are unable to form emotional attachments or feel real empathy with others, although they often have disarming or even charming personalities. Psychopaths are very manipulative and can easily gain people’s trust. They learn to mimic emotions, despite their inability to actually feel them, and will appear normal to unsuspecting people… When committing crimes, psychopaths carefully plan out every detail in advance and often have contingency plans in place. Unlike their sociopathic counterparts, psychopathic criminals are cool, calm, and meticulous.” – Psychology Today

    The .01% psychopathic oligarch “leaders” (and here) in US government, banking/finance, and corporate media wage war upon the 99.99% in ~100 crucial areas. Aside from lie-began overt unlawful military Wars of Aggression connected to economic domination with the US starting over 200 such armed attacks since WW2 and war-murdering ~30 million people (with these crimes “covered” by corporate media, let’s consider three central economic policies…”

    “First they ignore you.

    Then they laugh at you.

    Then they fight you.

    And then you win.”
    Explaining Gandhi’s statement of unchallenged facts, MIT’s Simon Johnson (and former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund) describes our big banks being led by gambling oligarchs who have captured government as in “banana republics” (his words). He concludes fraud is the heart of Wall Street. His immediate best-selling book, 13 Bankers: The Wall Street takeover and the next financial meltdown, was discussed with President Johnson’s Press Secretary and journalist with over 30 Emmy Awards, Bill Moyers, to explain the US banking system, loss of trillions of American taxpayer dollars to oligarchs’ manipulation as a matter of definitive fact, the looting of America being protected by partners with political muscle, and all rational consideration of the facts proving massive financial crimes:

    SIMON JOHNSON: The American democracy was not given to us on a platter. It is not ours for all time, irrespective of our efforts. Either people organize and they find political leadership to take this on, or we are going to be in big trouble, okay?… That’s absolutely the heart of the problem. I would also say and tell you, and emphasize, these people will not come out and debate with us. The heads of these companies or their representatives, they will not come out. They’re afraid. They don’t have the substance. They don’t have the arguments. We have the evidence. They have the lobbyists. And that’s all they have.
    http://ellenbrown.com/2015/06/21/sentence-first-verdict-afterwards-the-alice-in-wonderland-world-of-fast-tracked-secret-trade-agreements/
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  195. DHS ‘Charleston Active Shooter Threat Training Drill’ 15 – 19 June 2015
    Posted: 22 Jun 2015 09:00 PM PDT

    “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) conducted an ‘active shooter’ training drill (an exercise on how to handle a situation with an ‘active shooter’ on scene) on the *same day* (17 June 2015) and *same city* (Charleston, South Carolina) that an active shooter opened fire at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, killing nine people.”

    active shooter drills
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/DHS_%27Charleston_Active_Shooter_Threat_Training_Drill%27_15_-_19_June_2015/44702/0/38/38/Y/M.html
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    • When the House was debating last week on whether or not to pass the TPP, a SC church gets shot up, diverting attention and it passed.
      Now the Senate is debating TPP and lo and behold, another horrible ISIS video pops up. But don’t worry, it’s just a coincidence…

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  196. Requiem For An American Dream
    Zen Gardner

    “Benjamin Franklin described this atmosphere in his satirical essay Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One. Franklin wrote this essay with the assumption that the minister to whom his twenty rules are addressed wishes to reduce the extensive dominions that he must govern. Written two years before the American Revolution, Franklin presents these “rules” for dismantling an empire by enraging the colonists till they are driven to revolt. This essay represents the grievances espoused by the colonists towards the king and the British government.Franklin articulated the conditions necessary to create drastic change, which if followed, would result in an atmosphere of revolution.
    http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Franklin/01-20-02-0213

    While this was written in 1773, it easily parallels the conditions in which we find ourselves today. By highlighting a few of these “rules” and comparing them to polices and examples under the Obama administration, it becomes evidently clear that the stage is being set for history to repeat itself.

    Beginning with rule VI, Franklin writes the following:

    “Whenever the Injured come to the Capital with Complaints of Mal-administration, Oppression, or Injustice, punish such Suitors with long Delay, enormous Expence, and a final Judgment in Favour of the Oppressor. This will have an admirable Effect every Way. The Trouble of future Complaints will be prevented, and Governors and Judges will be encouraged to farther Acts of Oppression and Injustice; and thence the People may become more disaffected, and at length desperate.”

    http://www.zengardner.com/requiem-american-dream/
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  197. Orwellian rhetoric cycle:
    “Unprivileged Belligerents” — newly updated Pentagon Law of War Manual.
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    • IN CONTEXT

      It seems apparent that Hadmatter, Mr Ruff, MrBoz, Fremo & myself agree, and that We hold these Truths to be Self Evident; that human beings are endowed with certain Unalienable Rights.

      The explanation that holds together Mark Passio is this natural and self evident truth of the Unalienable Rights of Liberty.

      The major obstacle to this realization of this Truth is of course, Lollipop History, and the false myths that pass for history in official academia and as spread by the Public Relations Regime.
      The real issue at hand is the psywar waged against the Unalienable Individual by the propagandists of Collectivism.

      Once this issue is grasped in its entirety; the source of the Power of the State will be identified, as this issue is the Context that this present Paradigm is immersed in.
      https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/whistle-blower-reveals-secret-u-s-program-to-recruit-train-and-provide-visas-to-terrorists/#comment-32495
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  198. He mimics the sounds of chainsaws cutting down his home.
    That’s exactly what the lyrebird does. It copies what it hears:

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  199. Trap for Cinderella 2013 1080p BluRay x264 YIFY
    The eyes may be the portal to the soul of individual humans, but film is the portal to the soul of humanity: Love/Sex/Violence/Mania/Pathos/Redemption. Yes?
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  200. “Mankind shall not be free until the last king is strangled in the entrails of the last priest.”~Denis Diderot
    [After Jean Meslier]
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  201. Landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide | 26 June 2015 |
    The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing an historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the landmark ruling, gay marriage becomes legal in all 50 states. Immediately after the decision, same-sex couples in many of the states where gay marriage had been banned headed to county clerks’ offices for marriage licenses as officials in several states said they would respect the ruling.

    “Stealing this issue from the people will for many cast a cloud over same-sex marriage, making a dramatic social change that much more difficult to accept.” Chief Justice Roberts
    “In one day”, Roberts said, “the court has basically transformed the societal institution that has held together humanity for millennia.”
    . . . . .
    No, it has held humanity in bondage to intolerance for millennia. Roberts is nothing but a fucking Nazi, like the majority of the Federalist Society cult he hails from.
    An individual’s self identity; likes, dislikes and private personal conduct is nobody’s business but that individual’s. It is one of humanity’s unalienable rights to love and express that love freely.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/27/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-idUSKBN0P61SW20150627
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  202. Bernays Sauce
    Ingredients:
    1 lb 4 oz butter 1/8 tsp peppercorns, crushed 1/8 tsp salt 3 Tbsp tarragon vinegar 2 Tbsp cold water 6 egg yolks 1 Tbsp fresh tarragon cayenne pepperlemon juice

    Instructions:
    Clarify the butter. Keep it warm but not hot.
    Combine the peppercorns, salt, and vinegar in a saucepan. Reduce until dry.
    Remove from the heat and add the cold water. Transfer the diluted reduction to a stainless steel bowl.
    Add the egg yolks and beat well.
    Hold the bowl over a hot-water bath and beat the yolks until they are thickened and creamy. Do not overcook them or they will curdle.
    Remove the bowl from the heat. Using a ladle, slowly and gradually beat in the warm, clarified butter, adding it drop by drop at first. If it becomes too thick to beat before all the butter is added, beat in a little of the tarragon vinegar.
    When all the butter has been added, beat in lemon juice to taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and cayenne. If necessary, thin the sauce with a few drops of warm water.
    . . . . . .

    Great on felet mignon, with baked potato and asparagus spears.
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  203. “UNPRIVILEGED BELLIGERENTS”

    The Pentagon’s new thick book of instructions for waging war the legal way says that terrorists also can be journalists.

    The manual pushes aside the George W. Bush-era label of “unlawful enemy combatant” for al Qaeda and the like. The new term of choice: “unprivileged belligerent.”

    An eye-catching section deals with a definition of journalists and how they are expected to stay out of the fight.

    The manual defines them this way: “In general, journalists are civilians. However, journalists may be members of the armed forces, persons authorized to accompany the armed forces, or unprivileged belligerents.”

    Lumping terrorist writers with bona fide scribes prompted one officer to call the paragraph “odd.” A civilian lawyer who opines on war crime cases called the wording “an odd and provocative thing for them to write.”
    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/06/29/new-thousand-page-pentagon-war-manual-potentially-lumps-journalists-in-with-unprivileged-belligerents/
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  204. “The premise is simple enough. The banksters and their cronies want what every tyrant throughout history has wanted: world domination. To achieve that end, they are working feverishly to undermine the nation-states that have served as the building blocks of global geopolitics for centuries.

    The answer, too, seems perfectly simple. If the globalists want to undermine the nation-state through regional government, then we must work against them by preserving the nation-state and fostering national pride in the population.

    Although this answer is satisfying in its simplicity, it is also fundamentally wrong. Regionalism and nationalism are not opposites, as this formula suggests, but different sides of the same coin. And that coin is weighted so that any battle between these two ideas is always going to come to the same conclusion: global government.”~James Corbett


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  205. LEGACY OF ASHES by Tim Weiner
    (Primary text book for Morley’s class on the History of the CIA)

    As far as socialism is concerned I am absolutely and completely opposed to it. From a dialectical analysis however, Socialists have a very accurate critique of Monopoly Capitalism. Just like the Capitalists have an accurate critique of Socialism. It is the dialectic analysis that concludes that both the left and the right are two sides of the same coin, ‘Statism’. Government itself is the core problem.
    http://socialistreview.org.uk/323/legacy-ashes

    I want to find out more about Weiner’s book now. I already do not trust Morley, this puts another hook in him.
    Legacy of Ashes. It is a free PDF, here:

    http://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/government_information/intelligence_and_espionage/Legacy.of.Ashes-The.History.of.the.CIA.pdf
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  206. “INTELLIGENCE MUST BE GLOBAL AND TOTALITARIAN”~ General William J. Donovan

    “Nicknamed “Wild Bill” after a fast but errant pitcher who managed the
    New York Yankees from 1915 to 1917, Donovan was a brave old soldier—
    he had won the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in the
    trenches of France during World War I—but a poor politician. Very few
    generals and admirals trusted him. They were appalled by his idea of
    making a spy service out of a scattershot collection of Wall Street brokers,
    Ivy League eggheads, soldiers of fortune, ad men, news men, stunt men,
    second-story men, and con men.
    The OSS had developed a uniquely American cadre of intelligence analysts,
    but Donovan and his star officer, Allen W. Dulles, were enthralled
    by espionage and sabotage, skills at which Americans were amateurs.”
    ~LEGACY of ASHES [pg4]
    . . . . .
    The CIA has overthrown governments, bribed and blackmailed politicians, carried out assassinations, sponsored bloody wars, trafficked drugs and weapons, and, throughout its history, made use of torture.
    None of this can be seriously denied – indeed no real attempt is made to deny it. Instead it is ignored.
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    • On June 27, 1947, a congressional committee held secret hearings that led to the formal creation of the CIA at summer’s end. It spoke volumes that not Hillenkoetter but Allen Dulles—a lawyer in private practice—was selected to conduct a secret intelligence seminar for a few select members of Congress.
      Allen Dulles had an “Onward, Christian Soldiers” sense of patriotic duty. He was born into the best family of Watertown, New York, in 1893. His father was the town’s Presbyterian pastor; his grandfather and his uncle both had served as secretary of state. The president of his college, Princeton, was Woodrow Wilson, later to be president of the United States.
      Dulles had been a junior diplomat after World War I and a white-shoe Wall Street lawyer in the Depression. By virtue of his carefully cultivated reputation as an American master spy, built as the OSS chief in Switzerland, he was regarded by the Republican leadership as the director of central intelligence in exile, in the way that his brother John Foster Dulles, the party’s principal foreign policy spokesman, was seen as a shadow secretary of state. “~Weiner [pg 23/24]
      . . . . . .
      Yea? Where are the footnotes in this book? It reads more like a historical novel than a real history.
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  207. Defeating the Globalists by James Corbett, April 11 2015

    […]
    “As the incomparable historian of education John Taylor Gatto noted in his seminal essay, “The Public School Nightmare: Why fix a system designed to destroy individual thought?”:

    “In effect [Fichte] told the Prussian people that the party was over, that the nation would have to shape up through a new Utopian institution of forced schooling in which everyone would learn to take orders. So the world got compulsion schooling at the end of a state bayonet for the first time in human history; modern forced schooling started in Prussia in 1819 with a clear vision of what centralized schools could deliver: Obedient soldiers to the army; Obedient workers to the mines; Well subordinated civil servants to government; Well subordinated clerks to industry Citizens who thought alike about major issues.”

    The “achievements” of this Prussian system of education included the introduction for the first time of mandatory attendance at school beginning with kindergarten and lasting most of the year round. Other hallmarks of the Prussian system were the enforcement of a national curriculum, the introduction of standardized testing, and (of course) lessons designed to inculcate in the students a sense of national identity. This system was then adopted by other nascent nation states, including the United States.

    As Gatto observes:

    “You need to know this because over the first 50 years of our school institution Prussian purpose — which was to create a form of state socialism — gradually forced out traditional American purpose, which in most minds was to prepare the individual to be self-reliant.”

    This “American purpose” is perhaps most famously present in the writings of Thomas Jefferson, who hailed the yeoman farmer as the most virtuous citizens of the republic, not because he was interested in promoting nationalism but precisely because they were the most independent and most likely to resist government.Opposed to this vision of American purpose were the likes of Benjamin Rush, co-signer of the Declaration of Independence, who advocated the creation of public schools for the express purpose of turning children into state-loving automatons. For those who think this is hyperbole, consider his remarkably candid paper, “Of the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic,” in which he writes that “Our schools of learning, by producing one general, and uniform system of education, will render the mass of the people more homogeneous, and thereby fit them more easily for uniform and peaceable government” before concluding:

    “From the observations that have been made it is plain, that I consider it is possible to convert men into republican machines. This must be done, if we expect them to perform their parts properly, in the great machine of the government of the state. That republic is sophisticated with monarchy or aristocracy that does not revolve upon the wills of the people, and these must be fitted to each other by means of education before they can be made to produce regularity and unison in government.”

    http://www.theinternationalforecaster.com/International_Forecaster_Weekly/Defeating_the_Globalists
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  208. MASS SHOOTING, MASS HYSTERIA, MASS PROPAGANDA

    “Violence in America is Caused by Socioeconomic Factors, Not Guns

    America has guns. America is a violent country. Guns cause violence. This is perhaps the most elementarily absurd argument imaginable, yet it is in fact the cornerstone of the gun control agenda. Yet when we examine violence and access to legally acquired weaponry, there is little correlation.
    […]
    Gun Control is About Dominating Lives, Not Saving Them

    The inconvenient reality regarding the true nature of violence and its relationship with guns is entirely sidestepped by the gun control agenda, primarily because the gun control agenda is about disarming the American public thus removing an obstacle toward totalitarianism, not to preserve innocent lives. This fact is highlighted best by incessant calls to ban semi-automatic rifles termed “assault rifles” by the media.

    Yet despite their vilification, “assault rifles” account for the least number of deaths per year due to gun violence. In fact, according to the FBI’s own statistics, rifles of any kind (including “assault rifles”) account for fewer deaths per year than murders involving bare hands and feet. Clubs also are used more frequently in homicides in the United States than rifles of any kind, including “assault rifles.” The obsession with banning the least dangerous of all firearms, but also firearms best suited for defense during civil disorder as well as a check against tyrannical government, exposes the gun control agenda for precisely what it is.”~Tony Cartalucci

    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Mass_Shooting%2C_Mass_Hysteria%2C_Mass_Propaganda/44639/0/38/38/Y/M.html
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  209. “A successful political assassination is carried out to produce policy changes. Those policy changes generally take effect quickly. Consequently, it behooves a democratic citizenry to come promptly to their own reasoned conclusions about the killing of their head of state. Citizens cannot leave to their government, which under republican principals is their mere servant, to shape their thinking on such a vital issue.”~Vincent Salandria (1998)

    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/we-are-not-charlie-hebdo-review/
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  210. The Cause of the Destruction Of The World Trade Center Buildings on September
    11, 2001 and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony Under the Standards
    Developed in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaaceutical, Inc.

    (Stevan Douglas Looney, J.D.)

    Under the standards established by the United States Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical, Inc., 509 U.S. 579, 113 S. Ct. 2786, 125 L. Ed 2d 469 (1993) and its progeny, expert testimony offered to support the official theory and hypotheses concerning the cause of the destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2 and 7 (the WTC) on September 11, 2001 would probably be excluded from admission into evidence by an impartial judge in a civil or criminal proceeding. In contrast, expert testimony presenting an alternative theory and hypotheses explaining the cause(s) of the destruction of the WTC grounded in and adhering to accepted and reliable scientific principles using the scientific method would satisfy the Daubert test and would be admitted into evidence.
    […]
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) also became involved and over time presented a series of reports presenting the official theory or explanation of the cause(s) of the destruction of WTC 1, 2 and 7.
    The official theory and the alternative theory or theories of the cause(s) of the destructions of these buildings are not in agreement.
    Very briefly, the official theory of the destruction of WTC 1 and 2 is that aircraft impact damage combined with intense heat from the fires created by the ignition of the jet fuel on Flights 11 and 175 undermined the integrity of structural support systems in the upper floors of WTC 1 and 2. According to NIST, as a result of this process, “global collapse was inevitable.” NIST has, however, been unable to provide a full explanation of the collapse of WTC 1 and 2.
    The official theory of the destruction of WTC 7 is that it collapsed due to fire. The fires were caused by debris from the collapse of WTC 1 which ignited fires on at least 10 floors in WTC 7 which then burned out of control until the building collapsed naturally due to gravity alone. According to the official theory of the destruction of WTC 1, 2 and 7 there is no corroborating evidence for any alternative hypotheses suggesting that the WTC towers were destroyed by controlled demolition using explosives planted prior to September 11, 2001. However, contrary to National Fire Protection Association guidelines and the scientific method, NIST did not look for evidence of explosives.
    http://www.journalof911studies.com/resources/2015LooneyVol40Mar.pdf
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    • If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer; but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary.”~Mark Twain
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  211. hybridrogue1
    July 3, 2015 at 2:07 am
    The history is very clear that the Emperor Constantine founded the Catholic Church as the new Roman Theocracy, which had evolved from the earlier Imperial Roman Pantheon to the single god of solar monotheism, which was easily transliterated to Christian terminology. Immaculate Conception and the Trinity seem to have been introduced in this same period, drawing from the same templates from former religions in the “Holy Land”.

    The concept of “kristos” or “Christós” as an indwelling spirit guide goes back to the mists of the earliest societies. The “hanged god” is also part of the overall motif, which actually centers on the “Cross of the Equinox”.

    It turns out that Man made God in his image. That this image is a metaphor is not easily grasped by “True Believers” or “Atheists”. The argument between the two belief systems turns on a dialectical gyre. Dogma demanding strict consensus and obedience to blind faith.

    Through the dogma of the church, “God” becomes a celestial tyrant represented by men who are tyrants on earth.
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    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/we-are-not-charlie-hebdo-review/#comment-32566

    • It was Constantine that brought the presbyters to conclave as the Council of Nicaea, AD 325.

      Also, we do know that there were many books of “prophets” in existence up until the Council of Nicea decided which books were scripture and which ones were burned. Thanks to the notorious habit of early Christian leaders of destroying books/scrolls, we may never know what doctrine existed before the Council of Nicea.

      By the time we get to the version of the Bible written during the reign of King James, there were very different political needs introduced that changed the character of “Christianity” yet again. And as we follow the developments and evolution from that time forward we have drastic splits and separations into many cults and subcults adding and subtracting ideas.

      The time of Scofield writing his “Reference Bible”(1) is a signal period when Zionism was fed into the equation by focusing on the Old Testament, and the “fire and brimstone” school of the “revival tents”.

      “Christianity” comes in many makes and models and brand names. Even the name “Jesus” is relatively new.

      [1. See: http://rense.com/general60/zcre.htm: The Zionist-Created Scofield ‘Bible’ The Source Of The Problem In The Mideast – Part 2 Why Judeo-Christians Support War By C. E. Carlson]
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      • “Scofield’s notes weave parts of the Old and New Testaments together as though all were written at the same time by the same people. This is a favorite device of modern dispensationalists who essentially weigh all scripture against the unspoken and preposterous theory that the older it is, the more authoritative. In many cases the Oxford references prove to be puzzling rabbit trails leading nowhere, simply diversions. Scofield’s borrowed ideas were later popularized under the labels and definitions that have evolved into common usage today–“pre-millennialism,” “dispensationalism,” “Judeo-Christianity,” and most recently the highly political movement openly called “Christian Zionism.”~C. E. Carlson
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  212. ASPEN, Colo.—Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. She presided over trials for 17 years. And Sunday, she stood before a crowd at The Aspen Ideas Festival to denounce most punishments that she imposed.

    Among 500 sanctions that she handed down, “80 percent I believe were unfair and disproportionate,” she said. “I left the bench in 2011 to join the Harvard faculty to write about those stories––to write about how it came to pass that I was obliged to sentence people to terms that, frankly, made no sense under any philosophy.”

    She went on to savage the War on Drugs at greater length. “This is a war that I saw destroy lives,” she said. “It eliminated a generation of African American men, covered our racism in ostensibly neutral guidelines and mandatory minimums… and created an intergenerational problem––although I wasn’t on the bench long enough to see this, we know that the sons and daughters of the people we sentenced are in trouble, and are in trouble with the criminal justice system.”

    She added that the War on Drugs eliminated the political participation of its casualties. “We were not leveling cities as we did in WWII with bombs, but with prosecution, prison, and punishment,” she said, explaining that her life’s work is now focused on trying to reconstruct the lives that she undermined––as a general matter, by advocating for reform, and as a specific project: she is trying to go through the list of all the people she sentenced to see who deserves executive clemency.

    Enough is enough. Let’s end this stupidity once and for all.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/federal-judge-my-drug-war-sentences-were-unfair-and-disproportionate/397130/
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  213. >The Cuntocracy or: How well is David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ going these days?

    Why not call the present political system a ‘cuntocracy’? It is most certainly not a democracy—at least not the type any one would want. We need a new name for not just what our leaders do to us because of greed and stupidity: we need an accurate irrefutable term for all of society’s organisation as an undesirable but innate feature of the effects of the power-hungry. We need a term who’s very existence and use will return power to the ordinary people—or at least give them a voice and provide a way to talk back to those who pose as leaders but take us nowhere. If people in power object: then the term is working.

    So what are our base assumptions? Well, there is probably only one ‘law’ that we could say social science ‘discovered,’ and this seems to have been by sheer flippancy. This was Lord Acton’s statement (in a letter to a Bishop) that all power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. No one has thought to extrapolate our one law further to establish its social determinants. You are simply not allowed to. Nevertheless, we can adapt Acton’s Law into: all power tends to create cunts and absolute power creates total cunts.

    https://pinkindustry.wordpress.com/sociology
    . . . .
    Crackpot Realism — C. Wright Mills

    As Freddy Pearlman notes in a work which aimed to trace the development of Mills thought, it is significant that the longest quotation from Veblen’s works which Mills chose for his introduction says:

    “The current situation in America is by way of being something of a psychiatrical clinic. . . . Perhaps the commonest and plainest evidence of this unbalanced mentality is to be seen in a certain fearsome and feverish credulity with which a large proportion of the Americans are affected.

    Pearlman also notes that “Credulity is a state of delusion” and tries to unearth Mill’s motives and values inherent in his writing (quoting Mills from (1955) “On Knowledge and Power,” Dissent, Vol. 11, No. 3):

    Among these values none has been held higher than the grand role of reason in civilization and in the lives of its civilized members. And none has been more sullied and distorted by men of power in the mindless years we have been enduring. Given the caliber of the American elite, and the immorality of accomplishment in terms of which they are selected, perhaps we should have expected this. But political intellectuals too have been giving up the old ideal of the public relevance of knowledge. Among them a conservative mood—a mood that is quite appropriate for men living in a political vacuum—has come to prevail.

    Pearlman states that Mills, who in 1946 had not opposed a passive, detached, “realistic” description of the state as it monopolized the use of legitimate violence within its domain, two years later indignantly writes:

    There is no opposition to public mindlessness in all its forms nor to all those forces and men that would further it. But above all—among the men of knowledge, there is little or no opposition to the divorce of knowledge from power, of sensibilities from men of power, no opposition to the divorce of mind from reality.

    Pearlman argues that the reality which these ‘men of knowledge’accept without opposition is described in The Power Elite:

    America—a conservative country without any conservative ideology—appears now before the world a naked and arbitrary power, as, in the name of realism, its men of decision enforce their often crackpot definitions upon world reality. The second‑rate mind is in command of the ponderously spoken platitude.In the liberal rhetoric, vagueness, and in the conservative mood, irrationality, are raised to principle. Public relations and the official secret, the trivializing, campaign and the terrible fact clumsily accomplished, are replacing the reasoned debate of political ideas in the privately incorporated economy, the military ascendancy, and the political vacuum of modem America….
    https://pinkindustry.wordpress.com/c-wright-mills-2/
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  214. “Worldview Warfare” and The Science of Coercion
    by Christopher Simpson
    Excerpts from The Science of Coercion, Oxford University Press, 1994

    During the second half of the 1930s, the Rockefeller Foundation underwrote much of the most innovative communication research then under way in the United States. There was virtually no federal support for the social sciences at the time, and corporate backing for the field usually remained limited to proprietary marketing studies. The foundation’s administrators believed, however, that mass media constituted a uniquely powerful force in modem society, reports Brett Gary, 28 and financed a new project on content analysis for Harold Lasswell at the Library of Congress, Hadley Cantril’s Public Opinion Research Project at Princeton University, the establishment of Public Opinion Quarterly at Princeton, Douglas Waples’ newspaper and reading studies at the University of Chicago, Paul Lazarsfeld’s Office of Radio Research at Columbia University, and other important programs.

    As war approached, the Rockefeller Foundation clearly favored efforts designed to find a “democratic prophylaxis” that could immunize the United States’ large immigrant population from the effects of Soviet and Axis propaganda. In 1939, the foundation organized a series of secret seminars with men it regarded as leading communication scholars to enlist them in an effort to consolidate public opinion in the United States in favor of war against Nazi Germany — a controversial proposition opposed by many conservatives, religious leaders, and liberals at the time — and to articulate a reasonably clear-cut set of ideological and methodological preconceptions for the emerging field of communication research. 29

    Harold Lasswell, who had the ear of foundation administrator John Marshall at these gatherings, over the next two years won support for a theory that seemed to resolve the conflict between the democratic values that are said to guide U.S. society, on the one hand, and the manipulation and deceit that often lay at the heart of projects intended to engineer mass consent, on the other. Briefly, the elite of U.S. society (“those who have money to support research,” as Lasswell bluntly put it) should systematically manipulate mass sentiment in order to preserve democracy from threats posed by authoritarian societies such as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.

    One Rockefeller seminar participant, Donald Slesinger (former dean of the social science at the University of Chicago), blasted Lasswell’s claims as using a democratic guise to tacitly accept the objectives and methods of a new form of authoritarianism. “We [the Rockefeller seminar] have been willing, without thought, to sacrifice both truth and human individuality in order to bring about given mass responses to war stimuli,” Slesinger contended. “We have thought in terms of fighting dictatorships- by-force through the establishment of dictatorship-by-manipulation. 30 Slesinger’s view enjoyed some support from other participants and from Rockefeller Foundation officers such as Joseph Willits, who criticized what he described as authoritarian or even fascist aspects of Lasswell’s arguments. Despite this resistance, the social polarization created by the approaching war strongly favored Lasswell, and in the end he enjoyed substantial new funding and an expanded staff courtesy of the foundation. Slesinger, on the other hand, drifted away from the Rockefeller seminars and appears to have rapidly lost influence within the community of academic communication specialists.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/SIM311A.html
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  215. Trevanian’s Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (1972) predates Indiana Jones (1981) as the “professor adventurer” adored by the females at university lectures.
    The book, The Eiger Sanction and the movie are very different, with no mention of Hemlock’s Asian mentor, nor the importance of the game of Go as a tutor of strategy. All the subtlety of the novel is ham fisted into beaten ham hocks in Eastwood’s version.
    As is often the case, George Lucas has “borrowed” from another and made it an extremely popular brand.
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  216. “I think easily the most important topic highlighted in Mr. Zwicker’s review and in Shure’s series is psychopathy. 9/11 is certainly an extraordinary event of a psychopathic ritual but it goes much MUCH further than this – to the very core of what we consider to be our present social systems.

    9/11 is a grand symptom of a cycle of pathocracy which appears again and again precisely because we allowed ourselves to lose the ability to read the signs; our perspicacity if you will – only to return as a projected shadow in the form of war, terror, economic iniquities and all the trappings of psycho-spiritual infection by a minority of psychopaths.

    Until we inoculate our communities against this humanoids – for that is what they are – then nothing we do will succeed. We can create voluminous theories from every possible avenue of exploration but if we do not factor in institutionalised and social engineered psychopathy then we might as well be pissing in the wind. Not to imply that nothing matters – every effort toward the truth is welcome but as Craig mentions in his review of V for Vendetta, “In the real world, Hollywood and the rest of the corporate entertainment complex, along with the mainstream media, combine to keep us ignorant of how we’re being deceived. Films like Vendetta tease us with hope that the truth isn’t so far from the surface, but then they betray us with subtle misdirection that discourages us from understanding what is stopping real change from happening.” This is no different for psychopaths in positions or power whose raison d’etre is to apply social misdirections away from real change whether it be in the arena of 9/11, the science of climate change or the war on terror etc.

    Like cancerous cells upon a host, primary psychopaths care not at all if their host dies whether that host is corporation, community neighbourhood or nation. Even if there is but one psychopath within an organisation the psychological footprint is so dire that s/he can easily hollow out the insides to leave only the ideology/concept/label. Indeed, if there are clusters of psychopaths – which appears to make up the core of our Western Establishment at this time, it is very simple to see why narcissism, dissociation, paramoralistic and paralogical discourse continue to dominate education, academia, geopolitics, economics etc, whereby society undergoes a variable psychological attrition, to be normalised toward a purely psychopathic and psychopathological worldview.

    So, I am very happy to see the subject of psychopathy appearing more frequently in both mainstream and alternative news research. Shure’s analysis goes a long way to synthesis many elements, yet, I would say the strains of psychopathy lies behind most if not all the causes and effects she mentions. What is certain: 9/11 is a primary manifestation of that mind-set currently dominating the global population and we need to become as expert on this subject as 9/11 itself if we are to truly achieve a multi-disciplined or “Big Picture” view. Creative solutions can only come from communities built outside our present “official culture” and if they have no defence against psychopathic infiltration then we will merely start the cycle all over again…

    This comment was a bit longer than I envisaged…Anyhow, thanks again for a great blog. I always learn something new whenever I visit.”~M.K. Styllinski – November 25, 2015 at 10:56 am
    https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/how-hitlers-big-lie-led-to-911/#comment-37608
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  217. Here is a glaring example of the psychopathy of denial. Nothing in this article is based on fact, just opinionated drivel and propaganda:

    Fifty-two years of coming to terms with Oswald – by Dale K. Myers

    Lee Harvey Oswald never had his day in court, as we all know. But, it’s a historic fact that the crimes committed on November 22, 1963, lie at his feet alone.

    Fifty-two years of argument about the evidence against him hasn’t moved the ball one inch, and more than five decades of digging by an army of investigators—both private and official (an unprecedented effort by any standard) —has failed to uncover one believable scrap of undeniable evidence that anyone else committed either crime that day or that others were involved.

    Let that sink in for a moment. Fifty-two long years, and still nothing to exonerate Oswald or uncover the so-called “true conspirators.” Is there any other case in America (or the world for that matter) that comes remotely close to that level of scrutiny?
    http://jfkfiles.blogspot.com/2015/11/fifty-two-years-of-coming-to-terms-with.html
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