Web Research Links for the week of 8/25/14:

Gaza-12_Floor_Apt_leveledFascism in America – The Devil Went Down to Georgia – by Philip Giraldi, InformationClearingHouse.info – “The attitudes expressed by at least some of the residents of Augusta Georgia suggest that they essentially support a “might makes right” and “you do what you have to do” attitude as it applies both to the United States and Israel. That the policies of both Washington and Tel Aviv have frequently created enemies abroad is apparently immaterial and not worthy of consideration, nor is there much receptiveness to a Christian appeal for peace and understanding. If that assessment is correct, it reflects a dangerous hardlining of attitudes held by Americans vis-à-vis the rest of the world.”

Israeli air strikes level 12-floor apartment block in Gaza after giving residents just ten minutes’ warning to get out – by Lucy Crossley, Dailymail.co.uk – With many photos, including shopping center gutted by flames after Israeli attack and of the funeral of Daniel Tregerman, a four-year-old Israeli boy killed by a mortar bomb said to be fired by Hamas.

Obama Destabilizes Europe’s Economy: Sanctions Deepen the Recession – by James Petras,  InformationClearingHouse.info – “No European country can benefit from embracing the failed regime in Kiev. . . Ukraine’s currency is in free-fall – ranking below soiled toilet paper.  Its major industries, totally dependent on trade with Russia, are bankrupt or have been bombed by the NATO-putsch regime in Kiev.  Its agricultural exports are devastated.  Meanwhile Ukrainian families are advised to chop their own wood or dig their own coal in anticipation of a winter totally cut off from Russian gas because the oligarchs in Kiev have been unable or unwilling to pay the huge energy debt.  .  For their staunch support of this bankrupt regime, ruled by a ‘Billionaire Oligarch’ in Kiev, for upholding the ‘principles’ so lauded by Finnish President Stubbs, one million European farmers will bury their own apples, pour their own milk in the streets and dump their grapes, oranges and tomatoes in rotting heaps. . . And this is so their leaders, Obama, Cameron, Merkel and Hollande can uphold their real ‘principles’ of territorial expansion, extend their military operations to the borders with Russia and posture as warriors while destroying their countries productive economies, bankrupting their farmers and manufacturers, driving millions more into unemployment and deepening the pains of recession.”

ChatterGrabberNew Social Media Surveillance Program Violates Privacy to Keep You Safe – by Joe Wright, ActivistPost.com – “Future versions of ChatterGrabber will feature interactive visualization via the EpiDash system and an enhanced partner interface, allowing users to adapt ChatterGrabber to their local dialect and public health conditions. Epidemiologists will also be able to customize the software to search for particular disease symptoms, and a version of the system is also being developed for 911 emergencies, including weather surveillance… ‘ChatterGrabber and EpiDash are great examples of Virginia Tech’s motto ‘Ut Prosim’ in action,’ said Eubank. ‘We are designing and building surveillance systems based on individual behavior to better inform preparedness services.’ “

Robots Receive Internet Brain For Machine Learning – A new system called Robo Brain is being funded by the usual suspects in the military-industrial-surveillance complex – by Nicholas West, ActivistPost.com – ” ‘Our laptops and cell phones have access to all the information we want. If a robot encounters a situation it hasn’t seen before it can query Robo Brain in the cloud,’ said Ashutosh Saxena, assistant professor of computer science at Cornell University. Saxena and colleagues at Cornell, Stanford and Brown universities and the University of California, Berkeley, say Robo Brain will process images to pick out the objects in them, and by connecting images and video with text, it will learn to recognize objects and how they are used, along with human language and behavior… The project is supported by the National Science Foundation, The Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Robotics Initiative, whose goal is to advance robotics to help make the United States competitive in the world economy.(emph. added)Just whom, may I ask, is this “United States”?

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Feds also use provocateurs to “justify” the militarization of local law enforcement – by Kit Daniels, Infowars.com – “For example, radio host Dave Hodges claimed a Department of Homeland Security source told him the violent rioting and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, last week ‘was encouraged and exacerbated by undercover DHS agents posing as members of the Black Panthers.’.. The police used this violence to justify giving unconstitutional orders to peaceful protestors in Ferguson, who were the vast majority of those present, while armed with combat gear more suited for war in Iraq and Afghanistan than the American Midwest.”
BREAKING: Failed Rapper Identified as Suspect in James Foley Beheading – British Intelligence is actively hunting the 23-year-old former Londoner – by Rachel Browne, Alternet.org – “The hooded man with an English accent is believed to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, known to fellow Islamic State militants as Jihadi John.  The former rapper left his family home in an affluent west London suburb last year to fight in the civil war in Syria.  In early August he tweeted a photo of himself wearing military camouflage and a black hood, while holding a severed head in his left hand.” – As if there is actual evidence to suggest the “hooded man” killed anyone. Perhaps guilty of participation in a Psy-Op? Interesting that he’s being sought by “British Intelligence.”

 

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euro-crash-lFrance rebels against austerity as Europe’s recovery collapses – France’s finance minister sends tremors through European capitals with a defiant warning that his country would no longer try to meet deficit targets – by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph.co.uk – “Growth slumped to zero in the second quarter, with Germany contracting by 0.2pc and France once again stuck at zero. Italy is already in a triple-dip recession… Yields on 10-year German Bunds fell below 1pc for the first time in history, beneath levels seen during the most extreme episodes of deflation in the 19th century. French yields also touch record lows. Much of the eurozone is replicating the pattern seen in Japan as it slid into a deflation trap in the late 1990s… ‘What is absolutely necessary is to adjust the pace of deficit reduction to the exceptional situation we are in today. Growth is too weak in Europe and inflation is too low. We must therefore stop reinforcing the causes of this depression,’ (Michel Sapin, French finance minister) told RTL television… ‘We must face the figures in front of us with realism. The truth is that, contrary to the forecasts of the International Monetary Fund and the [European] Commission, growth has broken down, both in France and in Europe.’ “

13 cops dispatched to arrest one 15-year-old girl, because a cop ‘smelled weed’ – by Mike Sawyer, Intellihub.com – “The 15-year-old was then arrested and held in jail for 3 days. Her requests to go to the hospital were denied and instead she was given aspirin and ice packs. According to the family, there was never a urinalysis, nor a blood test performed on her, despite the police arresting her for ‘smelling weed.’ “

Meet_William_SchabasIsrael and its advocates have a new target in sight: Head of UN inquiry William Schabas – by Alex Kane and James North, MondoWeiss.net – “Schabas doesn’t get to tell his side of the story until the eighth paragraph. The story has 26 paragraphs. Only three of the paragraphs actually list potential Israeli war crimes, and what the charges are. The rest of them are either attacks on Schabas or special pleadings from Israeli officials justifying what they did and claiming that they already started their own investigation… And two crucial pieces of context are missing in Kershner’s piece. The first is what is known as the “Dahiya doctrine,” which refers to an Israeli military policy that calls for overwhelming force to be directed at areas where rockets are fired from–with no distinction between civilian and combatant targets. In fact, the doctrine treats civilian targets in areas run by militant adversaries as legitimate targets, which is a clear violation of international law and leads to massive destruction and civilian deaths.”

Obama’s Secret TPP Deal Would Be Disastrous For America – by Daniel Mills, EconomyInCrisis.org – “Alan Grayson (D-FL) was one member of Congress who viewed the draft. ‘What I saw was nothing that could possibly justify the secrecy that surrounds it,’ he said. ‘It is ironic in a way that the government thinks it’s alright to have a record of every single call an American makes, but not alright for an American citizen to know what sovereign powers the government is negotiating away.’ “

Luminous-heart7 Ways to Trigger the Heart Field – The Most Powerful Healing Force There Is – by Michael Forrester, WakingTimes.com – “Emotions are vibrations which influence consistently our reality. We not only think and work our way through a day, meeting, assignment, but also feel and believe our way through it. The outcome depends on both… Simply put, the number one cause of health is your energetic and emotional state. How you connect emotionally to your overall wellness and wellbeing is more important than any supplement, food, exercise or health treatment. There is only one cause of disease and that has to do with the energy and frequency imbalances that exist within your body. Rectify that, and disease cannot exist…it would be impossible.”

Biotech firms sue local Hawaii government for protecting citizens and environment from GMOs – by J. D. Heyes – ” ‘Hawai’i is one of the most biologically diverse, as well as spectacularly beautiful, places in the world, but the chemical companies have been turning the islands into experimental laboratories, unleashing a fountain of pesticides and genetically engineered material into the air, land and waters,’ said Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice’s managing attorney based in Honolulu. ‘We stand with the people of Hawai’i Island who are trying to protect their island from being transformed into another toxic waste dump.’ “

Clifford_BrandtThe Clintons, Duvalier, Martelly and Haiti – by Jean Saint-Vil, GlobalResearch.ca – “Rubbing shoulders on stage, shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries were Haitian President Michel Martelly, former US President and UN Special Envoy, Bill Clinton, and, Jean Claude Duvalier. To understand the future of Haiti, we have to shift our focus from the “poor Haitians” who dominate Haiti coverage and understand the significance of these three figures to the shaping of US imperial designs on Haiti.”

Vanishing point … – by Pepe Escobar, ATimes.com – “So as MH370 totally vanished, the MH17 story must also totally vanish. The Dutch and the British might eventually come out and hold a high-profile press conference telling the world what His Master’s Voice finally redacted. Still, one may count on certified, residual outrage, if not puzzlement, by a large number of grieving Dutch families. And one may count on certified outrage by Malaysia as a nation. As in Why Us? And not once but twice?”

Azov-Wolfs_HookGaza, Ukraine and US preparations for urban warfare – by Bill Van Auken, WSWS.org – “In Donetsk and Luhansk, the Pentagon is overseeing something that it views with even greater interest—a full-scale siege of a modern city and a center of the industrial working class of over a million people… Combat in large cities is central to the military doctrine that is being developed by the US armed forces. This is spelled out in a document entitled “Megacities and the United States Army: Preparing for a complex and uncertain future,” which was released in June by the Army’s Strategic Studies Group and endorsed by its chief of staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno.”

Ignoring Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi Storm Troopers – by Robert Parry, ConsortiumNews.com – ” ‘But Kiev’s use of volunteer paramilitaries to stamp out the Russian-backed Donetsk and Luhansk ‘people’s republics’, proclaimed in eastern Ukraine in March, should send a shiver down Europe’s spine. Recently formed battalions such as Donbas, Dnipro and Azov, with several thousand men under their command, are officially under the control of the interior ministry but their financing is murky, their training inadequate and their ideology often alarming. The Azov men use the neo-Nazi Wolfsangel (Wolf’s Hook) symbol on their banner and members of the battalion are openly white supremacists, or anti-Semites.’.. In interviews, some of the fighters questioned the Holocaust, expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler and acknowledged that they are indeed Nazis, a fact also known by Kiev authorities.

14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst – by Michael Snyder, ActivistPost.com – “In fact, as you will read about below, the market for high yield bonds just experienced “a 6-sigma event”.  But this is not the only indication that the U.S. economy could be on the verge of very hard times.  Retail sales are extremely disappointing, mortgage applications are at a 14 year low and growing geopolitical storms around the world have investors spooked.  For a long time now, we have been enjoying a period of relative economic stability even though our underlying economic fundamentals continue to get even worse.  Unfortunately, there are now a bunch of signs that this period of relative stability is about to end.”

Boys-with-toys-2What Combat Veterans See in Ferguson, Missouri – by Matthew Farwell, VanityFair.com – ” ‘Why they’re wearing woodland camo is beyond me,” he said, much less pointing their weapons at people. We’d both been well-trained that when you aimed your rifle at a person, that meant you were prepared to kill them. “If someone tells me what to do without telling me the reason, I’m liable to be resistant too. So, when I’m dealing with people I try to let them understand why, show them some compassion. If you don’t treat people like savages, you can get people to do anything.’ “

Debacle of a “Great Game”: The Islamic State (IS) and America’s War on Iraq and Syria – by Adeyinka Makinde, GlobalResearch.ca – “The declaration on 29thJune, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, of an Islamic Caliphate by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of al-Dawlah Al-Islamiyah fi al-Iraq wa-al-Sham –the jihadist organisation known also as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – marks a watershed of sorts since the commencement of what used to be commonly termed as the ‘Clash of Civilizations’… For in the post-Cold War era, even before the ‘catalyzing event’ that was September the 11th of 2001, the avowed goal of the Osama Bin Laden-led al-Qaeda movement was to create a Sunni-led Caliphate.”

Ukraine calls on NATO, EU for military aid – from PressTV.ir – “Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin made the call on Saturday while talking on a Germen radio station and added the Western military alliance should come up with a new strategy in relation to his country.”.. ‘Yes of course. We need military aid because if we got such aid, it would be easier for our troops on the ground to act,’ he replied when asked if he was calling for military aid.”

Iraq-3_StatesOrder Out of Chaos: The Global Elites Plan for a “Middle Eastern Union” – by Steven MacMillan, Journal-Neo.org – “Israel is merely an extension of Anglo-American power and has been since its creation in 1948, so any expansion of Israeli territory is synonymous with an increase in Anglo-American hegemony in the region. Arthur James Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary from 1916 to 1919 and author of the 1917 Balfour Declaration – which declared British support for the creation of a Jewish state (Israel) in Palestine – was also a member of the Milner Group, according to CFR historian Carroll Quigley in his book the Anglo-American Establishment (p.311). The Milner Group was the precursor to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) or Chatham House; the British arm of the CFR, with both organisations sharing the collective objective of creating an Anglo-American global empire.

Kiev’s War Without Mercy Continues – by Stephen Lendman, Rense.com – “Kiev wants more time to continue its war without mercy. It wants maximum punishment inflicted on beleaguered Southeastern Ukrainians… It wants them deprived of essentials needed for survival as long as possible… An ICRC letter said ‘(t)he recipient of humanitarian aid is the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine.’.. ‘The cargo will be moved into Ukraine by the ICRC through the ‘Donetsk’ checkpoint.’.. According to ICRC official Pascal Cuttat, one major challenge remains. ‘(W)e absolutely need security guarantees from all parties concerned before we can start moving.’ “

Author: Gov’t Should Use Microchips To Deny Births To The Unworthy – by Ben Johnson, GovtSlaves.com – “After careful thought, in an effort to “give hundreds of millions of future kids a better life, I cautiously endorse the idea of licensing parents,” Istvan wrote today… The process, he said, ‘would be little different than getting a driver’s license.’ Parents must ‘pass a series of basic tests’ in order to ‘get the green light to get pregnant and raise children.’.. ‘Those applicants who are deemed unworthy’ for a variety of reasons – he lists homelessness, criminal history, and poverty among his examples – ‘would not be allowed until they could demonstrate they were suitable parents.’.. However, he questions how far governments would go to enforce its birth control mandate. ‘Would governments force abortion upon mothers if they were found to be pregnant without permission?’ he asked, saying the idea seems ‘unimaginable in most societies around the world.’ “

Robocops-Fergusson-MOTurning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy – by John Whitehead, OpEdNews.com – “In a war zone, you have no rights. When you are staring down the end of a police rifle, there can be no free speech. When you’re being held at bay by a militarized, weaponized mine-resistant tank, there can be no freedom of assembly. When you’re being surveilled with thermal imaging devices, facial recognition software and full-body scanners and the like, there can be no privacy. When you’re charged with disorderly conduct simply for daring to question or photograph or document the injustices you see, with the blessing of the courts no less, there can be no freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

The bailiffs using spy cameras to snatch cars off the street for minor traffic fines – by Nicole Mowbray, Dailymail.co.uk – ” • Nicole Mowbray, from London, did an ‘illegal manouevre’ in December 2013 • She was fined £130 for breaching no right turn but did not receive the letter • 18 months later, her VW Golf was unexpectedly towed away by bailiffs • They had used an Automatic Number Plate Recogntion camera to find her”

New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters – by Dave Hodges, TheCommonSenseShow.com – “In section 1-2., the manual states that  “Civil unrest may range from simple, nonviolent protests that address specific issues, to events that turn into full-scale riots.’ This section of the manual clearly states that protesting is a right protected by the Constitution. However, the authorities leave themselves an out to ‘legally’ engage in lethal force toward protesters when the manual states that ‘peaceful protests can turn into full-scale riots” and field commanders have the right to make that determination. Subsequently, all protests, peaceful or not, need to be managed by the potential for violence. In other words, all protests are to be considered to be violent and handled accordingly. This certainly explains the violent manhandling of the media by the DHS controlled and militarized police in Ferguson, MO.”

MMR-vaccinesVaccine bombshell: CDC whistleblower reveals cover-up linking MMR vaccines to autism in African-Americans – by Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com – “If what we are hearing so far is true, it means the CDC has deliberately run a decade-long cover-up which condemned tens of thousands of African-American children to a life of autism caused by MMR vaccines. It would also mean the CDC has engaged in a shameless conspiracy to hide the truth about the damage caused by vaccines, confirming the agency’s primary mission of protecting pharmaceutical profits even at the expense of human life.”

Russia to request MH17 probe report (from UN) – from PressTV.ir – ” ‘We will ask for a briefing by the UN Secretariat on the progress of the implementation of Resolution 2166,’ Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday… ‘Paragraph 13 of the resolution requires the secretary-general to provide the Security Council with investigation progress reports. We hope that this will happen already today,’ he added.”

Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions – by Julie Hirschfeld Davis, NYTimes.com – “While Mr. Obama has issued fewer executive orders than presidents before him — 183, according to the American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, compared with 291 by George W. Bush and 364 by Bill Clinton — experts say he has been at least as aggressive as his two immediate predecessors in taking unilateral action, often through memorandums or other administrative moves.” – Franklin Roosevelt suspended the Constitution with a proclamation of an emergency in 1933, which required another presidential proclamation to end it. The second proclamation has never issued.

Staged Provocations Ahead of Possible US-Syrian War – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “Warnings that these weapons might be “diverted to extremist factions” when they have been in their hands for years, portends a possible gambit involving the downing of yet another civilian airliner to serve as a pretext to further advance the West’s agenda. The tragic MH17 disaster in Ukraine has long been buried and forgotten by the Western media after baseless accusations against Russia allowed the West to push forward further sanctions against Moscow and further military aid for the regime in Kiev”

GMO_Soybean-infoMexico bans Monsanto from planting GMO soybeans – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “As Pena reported earlier this year, on March 16, the federal permit approval also came despite objections from several hundred scientific research scholars who are associated with Mexico’s Union of Concerned Scientists Committed to Society. Reporting further, the Pena said that, at the very heart of the Mexican court ruling is an all-important conclusion that co-existence of GMOs and other living things is not really possible: ‘The court is in effect agreeing with scientists, farmers, beekeepers, and indigenous communities that Monsanto GM soy and honey production are incompatible.’ “

No Weapons Seen Crossing Russian-Ukrainian Border – OSCE – from en.RIA.ru – “On August 17, the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) working in Ukraine under the auspice of the OSCE also could not confirm the reports of Russian military convoys crossing the Ukrainian border… On August 18, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow supports the idea of equipping the OSCE monitoring mission with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to improve the monitoring of the border.”

EU advisors advocate use of military against strikes and protests – by Denis Krassnin, WSWS.org – ” ‘Within the framework of the joint foreign and security policy, the responsibilities of the police and armed forces are increasingly being merged, and the capacities to tackle social protest built up,’ radio station Deutschlandfunk reported on the study last month. Officially this was concerned with interventions in countries outside the EU… ‘But under article 222 of the Lisbon treaty, a legal basis has been created for the deployment of military and paramilitary units within EU states in crisis.’ “

Police Captain: Ferguson Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists – “Some of you may just have a camera around your neck, so yes, we are — we may take some of you into custody,” he says – by Kit Daniels, PrisonPlanet.com – “The proper action for the police, however, would be to respect the freedom of the press guaranteed under the First Amendment. No where does the First Amendment state that members of the press are subject to arrest if their cameras are “too small.”.. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened last night in Ferguson when a cop reportedly ripped a press badge off of a Vice News reporter while proclaiming, ‘this doesn’t mean ****.’ “

hemp_fieldHemp-Based Batteries Could Change the Way We Store Energy Forever – by Marco Torres, GlobalResearch.ca – “One approach researchers are taking to boost supercapacitors’ energy density is to design better electrodes. Mitlin’s team has figured out how to make them from certain hemp fibers — and they can hold as much energy as the current top contender: graphene… ‘Our device’s electrochemical performance is on par with or better than graphene-based devices,’ Mitlin says. ‘The key advantage is that our electrodes are made from biowaste using a simple process, and therefore, are much cheaper than graphene.’ “

US Pressuring PA Not to Sue Israel for ‘War Crimes’ – ICC says PA and Hamas must resubmit charges against Israel, which would leave them open to war crimes charges as well. – by Ari Yashar, IsraelNationalNews.com – “A report on Monday reveals that America and other Western countries are pressuring the Palestinian Authority (PA) not to carry out its threat of suing Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for ‘war crimes.’.. PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki last Saturday threatened ‘we will go to the ICC, and put our signature on it. Very soon we will be a (sovereign) state. That is enough for the court to start an investigation.’.. However, citing inside sources in the ICC and among the PA’s lawyers, The Guardian reports strong US and Israeli pressure on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas not to take such actions, or else risk cutting his own purse-strings.” (emph. added)

Police-victimWhen US cops shoot, they’re trained to kill… not to wound – by Sabrina Siddiqui, PressTV.ir – “Firman said shooting to wound is impractical because ‘the likelihood of success is low. The officer may miss the target, leaving both the police and the public at risk, he said… Officers are trained to assess the risk before firing, Firman said, but often a situation escalates quickly. A guide from his association on officer-involved shootings states that deadly force is legally justified ‘to protect the officer or others from what is reasonably believed to be a threat of death or serious bodily harm; and to prevent the escape of a fleeing violent felon who the officer has probable cause to believe will pose a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others.'”

Zim Shipping: New Evidence suggests Six Months Foreknowledge of the September 11th Attack Date and Potential Involvement in the Israeli Deep Cover Operation – from AlethoNews.com – “Zim’s remaining lease term had long been a point of debate, with 9/11 conspiracy debunkers claiming there was no evidence that Zim’s WTC lease term extended beyond their move-out date. However, a FOIA request to the Port Authority of New York-New Jersey by LetsRollForums.com resulted in a copy of the WTC tenant roster with lease expiration dates.[15] The Port Authority document showed that Zim entered into a 10-year lease contract starting on March 1, 1996 and expiring on Feb. 28, 2006, or about four and a half years after Zim’s September 2001 move-out date.[16] Confirmation that Zim’s remaining lease extended beyond their move-out date was further established by a Crain’s New York Business article on April 9, 2001 that stated, ‘Rising rent wasn’t an immediate concern [for Zim’s relocation decision] — several years remain on the lease.’ ” – Highly referenced and detailed report establishing links of Zim and supposed “terrorist hijackers” to Israeli intelligence

Chemtrails-over-PacificThe Engineered Incineration Of California – by Dane Wigington. GeoengineeringWatch.org – “The satellite image (to left) clearly shows grid pattern blanket spraying of the eastern Pacific Ocean which completely derails rainfall patterns. It is important to remember that even if visible spraying and/or silvery white skies are not evident on certain days, the weather makers are always hard at it in other locations.”

Kiev in U-turn over claim that ‘Russian tanks, artillery and 1,200 fighters’ had been deployed in Eastern Ukraine as evidence fails to materialise – by Will Stewart, Reuters, Associated Press and Damien Gayle, Dailymail.co.uk – “Yet there was no confirmation on Wednesday from NATO or other Western sources which was widely reported inside Ukraine… The claim was also contradicted  closer to home by Kiev’s National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko who dismissed it as ‘strange’… ‘Intelligence is not confirming the existence of this column,’ he said… Later after checking it, he stated: ‘Rebels who are fighting in Lugansk do have military hardware and Grad artillery but they did not get it yesterday. They had it for a while.’ “

Fresh Israeli airstrikes kill two dozen Gazans – from PressTV.ir – “The fresh attacks were focused on the Zeytoun neighborhood in east, Rafah in south, and Dair al-Balah in central Gaza… The Israeli military sources say warplanes have attacked 60 targets in the blockaded region… The highest casualties have been reported in strikes on mosques and refugee camps across the impoverished territory… Local residents and witnesses say thousands are fleeing for cover amid Israel’s new attacks.”

Monsanto-Glosophate-lMain Ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp, Patented as an Antibiotic, Destroying GI Tract – “Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time” – by Christina Sarich, Infowars.com – “So glyphosate, which has been patented as both a mineral chelator and an antibiotic, both of which have tremendous implications, is being used willy nilly all over the world. All the while, the agencies which are supposed to protect public health continue to look the other way… While there are many natural chelators in soil, one given a patent that would leach minerals from our own bodies while destroying healthy bacteria is highly questionable at best, and should have never received a rubber stamp from the USDA, FDA, or any other agency… The toxic substance works by interfering with the biochemistry of bacteria in our GI tracts, destroying amino acids in what is called the shikimate pathway. Specifically, glyphosate depletes the amino acids tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine, which can then contribute to obesity, depression, autism, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. It doesn’t work immediately, except in cases of acute toxic exposure, but develops little by little.”

Ebola quarantine in Liberia’s capital sparks violence in slum – Soldiers guarding Monrovia’s West Point area open fire and use teargas on crowds, leaving four residents injured – from Agence France-Presse via TheGuardian.com – “The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, quarantined West Point and Dolo Town, to the east of the capital, and imposed a night-time curfew as part of drastic measures to fight the disease… Residents of West Point, where club-wielding youths stormed an Ebola medical facility on Saturday, reacted with fury, hurling stones and shouting at the security forces… ‘It is inhumane,’ one resident, Patrick Wesseh, told AFP by telephone. ‘They can’t suddenly lock us up without any warning. How are our children going to eat?’ “

25 Recent Events Causing WW3 They Want You To Forget – by  Eric Blair, ActivistPost.com – “This situation is creating friction among the world’s superpowers not seen since the Cold War. Obama recently expressed concern that “The old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite where we need to be in terms of a new order.” Later in the speech he blamed uncooperative nations (read Russia) for standing in the way of the New World Order… It seems if Russia doesn’t get on board with the Western-led world order, these powers are destined to clash in a West vs. East showdown over international banking and the control of gas supplies.”

NY Times escalates the propaganda war in Ukraine with outright lies from NATORussia Moves Artillery Units Into Ukraine, NATO Says  – by Michael R. Gordon, NYTimes.com – “The Russian move represents a significant escalation of the Kremlin’s involvement in the fighting there and comes as a convoy of Russian trucks with humanitarian provisions has crossed into Ukrainian territory without Kiev’s permission…Since mid-August NATO has received multiple reports of the direct involvement of Russian forces, ‘including Russian airborne, air defense and special operations forces in Eastern Ukraine,’ said Oana Lungescu, a spokeswoman for NATO… ‘Russian artillery support — both cross-border and from within Ukraine — is being employed against the Ukrainian armed forces,’ she added.”

Ukraine: NATO’s Russian Tank Invasion Psyop – by Stuart J. Hooper, 21stCenturyWire.com – “A psychological operation, or psyop, of British origin, has taken place over the past week that once again looked to paint Russia as the enemy. Accusations were launched that the Russians had sent an armored tank division across Ukraine’s border. This follows a trend in Western media of late, where anything and everything is being thrown at Russia, presumable in the hope that eventually some of the mud will start to stick.”

Alex_Stone-Dinosaur_KillerSchool Kid Suspended And ARRESTED For Imagining Shooting A Dinosaur – Furious parents not informed until police had taken son into custody – by Steve Watson, Infowars.com – “Stone’s parents were barely able to comprehend the actions of the school… ‘I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have ‘gun’ in it. But a pet dinosaur?’ Gray added. ‘I mean first of all, we don’t have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he’s not even old enough to buy a gun.’.. The student is standing his ground on the matter. ‘I regret it because they put it on my record, but I don’t see the harm in it,’ Stone said.’I think there might have been a better way of putting it, but I think me writing like that, it shouldn’t matter unless I put it out towards a person.’ “

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israeli-boy-gunMerciless Israeli mobs are hunting Palestinians – by Rania Khalek, ElectronicIntifada.net – “Israeli police have a pattern of ignoring hate crimes against Palestinians, as was the case immediately following the reported kidnapping of Muhammad Abu Khudair. Police did not immediately respond when his family called to report that he had been kidnapped and they actively thwarted efforts to locate those who murdered him by spreading false rumors that Abu Khudair was murdered by his family in an ‘honor killing’ over his sexuality.”

Here’s Why Libya Is Burning—Again – by Russ Baker, Uruknet.info – “Just as bad, no acknowledgment has ever come from the establishment, including the media, that what was tantamount to an invasion by the West in 2011 was never about protecting the Libyan people from an ogre. That’s what the public was constantly led to believe. Rather, it was about protecting opportunities for Western companies. And now, as Libya continues to unravel, even those are in doubt.” – With many links to articles on the Libyan situation

Goodluck_Jonathan The Nigerian president has declared a state of emergency in the country over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus – from PressTV.ir – “Jonathan urged people to avoid large gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease that has claimed two lives in the African country… ‘Religious and political groups, spiritual healing centers, families, associations and other bodies should… discourage gatherings and activities that may unwittingly promote close contact with infected persons or place others at risk.’.. The president has also ordered a number of measures, including the establishment of new isolation wards, screening at borders and contact tracing.”

Evidence Emerges of Israeli “Shoot To Cripple” Policy In the Occupied West Bank – Israeli soliders use live fire and expanding bullets to shatter the legs of West Bank protesters – by Max Blumenthal, Alternet.org – “At the 10,000-strong Palestine Authority-sanctionedmarch on June 24 from Ramallah to the Qalandia checkpoint separating the occupied city from Jerusalem, the shoot to cripple tactic was on bold display… ‘It was shoot to kill at first,’ Abukhalil recalled. ‘We had eight to ten extremely critical cases. It was amazing that they made it. One had a bullet in the heart. The other had a bullet in the major vessels in the neck. Then after the first injuries it shifted, it was shoot to cripple. We had more than 100 injuries in the femur and the knee.’

Not Equal: Gaza in 1881 frames

Bad to worse: Texas seeks to unleash dangerous banned pesticides to kill GMO super weeds infesting cotton – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “…propazine is a persistent compound; it takes years to break down, and it has been detected in both surface and ground waters. Indeed, because of these hazards, the European Union has banned it… According to the website Organic Connections which reported on the petition: ‘Granting the emergency request to use propazine to kill glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, also known as pigweed, would lead to a 10-fold increase in the use of the toxic herbicide, from just 20,000 to 50,000 lbs. in 2010 and 2011 to 280,000 pounds per year.’ “

GMO_Potato_HeadJohn Kerry to Starving Africans: ‘Don’t Build New Farms, Just Plant More GMO’ – by Melissa Melton, ActivistPost.com – “Study after study has shown that organic, agro-ecological farming practices on small diverse farms can boost yields in Africa and the developing world from 100-1000% over the yields of chemical-intensive or genetically engineered mono-crop farms. To help the world’s two billion small farmers and rural villagers survive and prosper we need to help them gain access, not to genetically engineered seeds and expensive chemical inputs; but rather access to land, water, and the tools and techniques of traditional, sustainable farming: non-patented open-pollinated seeds, crop rotation, natural compost production, beneficial insects, and access to local markets. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) reduce crop yields, and increase pesticide use, even according to USDA statistics.”

Canada Responds to Russian Ban On Food Imports by Sending Military Aid to Ukraine – New Cold War continues escalation at rapid pace – by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars.com – “Canada has a significant economic stake in trade with Russia. The country exported $1.7 billion worth of goods to Russia in 2012. Food, including pork and crustaceans, led the exports according to a report issued by the Canadian government. The ban on pork alone will cost Canada $500 million a year… ‘We will not be intimidated by these kinds of tactics,’ Canadian Industry Minister James Moore said following the Russian announcement… The cargo transport from Canada arrived in Kharkov carrying $4.5 million in on-lethal military equipment, including ‘helmets, ballistic eyewear, protective vests, first aid kits, tents, and sleeping bags,’ according to Harper.”

MA_OGMSweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit – Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling – from TheGuardian.com – “Central to the ruling was the Mexican constitution, specifically the government’s obligation to fully consult indigenous communities before making any major decision about what happens, including what is grown, on their territory. The judge ordered planting to stop and gave Sagarpa six months to carry out full and proper consultations with indigenous farmers – which it should have done before the permit was granted in 2012… So while a third victory in Chiapas, where a similar case is pending, could soon follow, this is almost certainly only round one… The North American Free Trade Agreement, criticised by some for crippling small-scale Mexican farming, is not on the side of the beekeepers. This David and Goliath battle is about so much more than honey.”

Report: 18 corporations hold over a third of US wealth – from PressTV.ir – “The majority of corporate cash is amassed in the coffers of 18 US firms — they held 36 percent of all wealth last year, a jump from 27 percent in 2009 with the gap expected to widen further, according to a report from Standard & Poor’s… …firms are “synthetically” repatriating the cash through cheap debt to make up the gap between the domestic sources and uses of cash, which may be as high as $100 billion for the top 1 percent… ‘We believe the availability of cheap debt has been a key driver for the record cash balances for not just the top 1 percent, but for US corporates overall,’ the report said.”

Ban-HelpingBan Ki-moon secretly worked with Israel to undermine UN report into Gaza war crimes, says WikiLeaks – from daily.Bhaskar.com – New Delhi: In a startling revelation, it has come to light that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asked the ‘members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) not to take into account the report submitted by the UN Board of Inquiry that accused Israel of targeting UN buildings in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009′.”

Malaysia accuses US and EU backed Ukraine regime of MH17 shoot-down – from 4BitNews.com – “The New Straits Times article began, ‘Intelligence analysts in the United States have already concluded that Malaysia flight MH17 was shot down by an air-to-air missile, and that the Ukrainian government had had something to do with it. This corroborates an emerging theory postulated by local investigators that the Boeing 777-200 was crippled by an air-to-air missile and finished off with cannon fire from a jet that had been shadowing it as it plummeted to earth.’.. It cited ‘experts who had said that the photographs of the blast fragmentation patterns on the fuselage of the airliner showed two distinct shapes—the shredding pattern associated with a warhead packed with ‘flechettes,’ and the more uniform, round-type penetration holes consistent with that of cannon rounds.’ “

The Era Of Cyborg Nanotechnology Has Begun – Update on the merger of human and machine – by Nicholas West, ActivistPost.com – “Technology seems to be on a runaway course either to free humanity or to enslave us… Parallel to this trend, we are seeing advancements in neuroscience being made from global projects like the BRAIN initiative in the U.S. and its counterpart in Europe, the Human Brain Project. These projects seek to decode the human brain and tailor it for ‘treatments,’ as well as to enable the realization of full brain-computer-interface technology. The pace of these developments has increased toward the dizzying, such as a ‘living’ transistor that uses DNA merged with graphene, the advent of quantum computing and nanocomputing, the creation of avatars, DNA nanobots, and a range of neuro applications that are beginning to transform our fundamental relationship with the ‘real’ world.”

Monsatan-ScarecrowMonsanto Wants 14-Year Reuters Veteran Reporter Fired for Talking About GMO Dangers – Author criticized for saying “some scientific studies warn of potential” harm – by Christina Sarich, NaturalSociety.com – “Ms. Gillam also claims ‘Notably, millions of acres of U.S. farmland have developed weed resistance due to heavy use of crops that have been genetically altered to withstand dousings of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and the subsequent heavy use of Roundup.’ As is true with all herbicides, weeds with elevated resistance to glyphosate have emerged and have caused concern in 15-40% of planting locations, the challenge this presents to farmers can be controlled by better stewardship practices. The claim that crops are doused with Round-Up is emotionally loaded but equally inaccurate.” -Biotech Industry apologist Bruce Chassy

Fracking campaigners criticise ‘censored’ report on house prices – Government urged to publish sections cut from study into impact of shale gas wells on local communities – by Rowena Mason, TheGuardian.com – “It appears that the government has a great deal to hide with regards to the risks of fracking for local communities,” (Caroline Lucas) said. “The number of redactions would be almost comical if it weren’t so concerning. What are the economic, social and environment impacts and effects upon housing and local services, agriculture and tourism that the government is so keen to withhold from us? The implications of fracking for rural communities are vast. It is critical the public knows the facts: absolute transparency is essential – censorship should not be an option.”

The ISIS Threat Will Be Used For Homeland Repression – Obama administration will exploit domestic peril to vilify political opposition – by Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com – “The emergence of ISIS as a genuine threat not just to minority groups in Iraq and Syria but to Americans and the homeland itself, characterized by a recent Twitter campaign under the ominous hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS, is a narrative that will be increasingly exploited by the Obama administration to justify further eviscerations of the Constitution as well as a tool to create jingoistic and simplistic appeals to patriotism which will in turn be deployed as a rhetorical weapon to demonize Obama’s most vocal political adversaries as radicals and extremists… Obama signaled his intent to take this course during an interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, in which the president charged that his critics were in the grip of an ‘extremist ideology.’ “

Cop-of-DeathPolice Brutality Continues Unchecked Across The Nation: Report – by Joe Wright, ActivistPost.com – “As we see the current explosion taking place in Missouri – which includes a new report that police will not release the officer’s name who killed Michael Brown – and the continued fallout from the much-maligned Albuquerque Police Department (with a minimal but still revealing DoJ investigation that followed), it is clear that there is very little in place to hold law enforcement accountable… As these departments continue to be enhanced with weapons of war and given carte blanche for no-knock death squad SWAT raids, we are likely to see a continued escalation of those with absolute power becoming corrupted absolutely.”

My Money’s on Putin – by Mike Whitney, InformationClearingHouse.info – “Washington thinks “modern warfare” involves covert support for proxy armies comprised of Neo Nazis and Islamic extremists. Moscow thinks modern warfare means undermining the enemy’s ability to wage war through sustained attacks on it’s currency, its institutions, its bond market, and its ability to convince its allies that it is a responsible steward of the global economic system.”

The Real Reason The US Is Bombing Iraq – by Brandon Turbeville, InformationClearingHouse.info – “The answers to this question lie in the simple fact that the area surrounding Erbil – the Kurdish region of Iraq – is a ‘hub for US oil companies.’.. In fact, Erbil, a city of 1.5 million people is largely viewed as the administrative center for the Kurdish regional oil industry and a quarter of Iraq’s oil production nationally. The oil reserves are so large in this region that Kurds often claim that, if they were to break off from Iraq and establish their own country, the new nation would stand as the ninth largest oil producer in the world.”

EPA Chief wants Climate Change to be Taught in Public School as Scientific Fact – from LoneStarWatchdog.com – “When asked…if climate change should be part of the educational system, McCarthy answered, Very much so.’.. The bureaucrat continued: ‘I think part of the challenge of explaining climate change is that it requires a level of science and a level of forward thinking and you’ve got to teach that to kids… People didn’t have a sense of how dramatic climate change really is, and what it means for all of us. So that’s been a challenge. But what’s great about renewables is that when you put a solar panel on the roof of a school, you change the entire dynamic of education for the students. It’s hands-on.’ “

Border_Patrol-pocketsesHomeland Security Faces Lawsuit Over Ignored FOIA Request – Border Patrol refuses to release information on unconstitutional checkpoints, roving patrols – by Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars.com – “The two professors are attempting to confirm the charge that the Border Patrol is routinely violating the law by instead following its own internal rules, leading to Fourth Amendment-busting drugs searches performed on the flimsiest of pretexts… After Border Patrol failed to respond to the initial FOIA request after 20 days, an appeal was filed but the federal agency again completely ignored the matter, forcing the professors to file a lawsuit.”

Beware Child Protective Services: What Victims, Advocates, and Mandated Reporters Need to Know – by Women’s Justice Center, GlobalResearch.ca – “Instead of being treated more as a co-victim of a violent perpetrator, with help and guidance provided according to the mother’s expressed needs, she is treated more as a co-perpetrator, with CPS establishing mandated controls over virtually any which aspect of her life CPS chooses, all under threat of losing her child. In addition to court dates at which it is her behavior that’s in question, CPS gives her a mandated, often overwhelming set of programs and goals she must comply with to the satisfaction of the CPS/juvenile court system, in order to – maybe – get the child back – and maybe not… The level of proof against her that CPS is required to put forth is so minimal that it provides the mother little protection against any abusive, prejudiced, or discriminatory exercise of power by CPS.”

NSA to Control the Stock Market – Spy agency can easily manipulate the market through latest surveillance hub – by Kit Daniels, Infowars.com – ” ‘I can’t think of any other reason that someone would invest so much time and so much effort into trying to monitor every brokerage account in the United States in real time,’ Porter Stansberry, the founder of the Stansberry & Associates Investment Research Conference, said on the Alex Jones Show. ‘That is an enormous technical challenge.’.. He also added that even knowing something as simple as how many individual investors own certain securities could be very, very valuable to select interests… While one of the NSA’s roles is undoubtedly financial espionage, the database will also make it easier for corporate entities and high frequency traders to rig markets.”

Video (8:19): The Truth About the Ferguson Riots & Martial Law – by Paul Joseph Watson of PrisonPlanet.com via ActivistPost.com

Web Research Links for the week of 8/4/14:

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Emergency_Aid-DonbasUkraine Still Not Accepting Russia’s Humanitarian Aid for Donbas – Emergencies Ministry – from en.RIA.ru – ” ‘There is so far no reaction [from Ukraine] concerning the humanitarian aid. The assistance we are currently rendering is aimed at refugees that are already on Russian territory,’ Artamonov said… Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that Kiev had officially rejected the humanitarian aid proposed by Russia for the crisis-hit southeastern regions.”

Corporations Are Creating A Life Threatening Water Shortage – by Carl Gibson, CommonditieFutures.com – “According to the study, 41 percent of American freshwater consumption came from energy production alone. Energy sources like nuclear and coal power were responsible for the bulk of water consumption, though the process of hydraulic fracturing – better known as fracking, where jets of water mixed with chemicals are blasted underground to break up shale formations that produce natural gas – was also high on the list.”

Extracting audio from visual information – Algorithm recovers speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag filmed through soundproof glass. Watch Video – by Larry Hardesty, NewsOffice.MIT.edu – “Reconstructing audio from video requires that the frequency of the video samples — the number of frames of video captured per second — be higher than the frequency of the audio signal. In some of their experiments, the researchers used a high-speed camera that captured 2,000 to 6,000 frames per second. That’s much faster than the 60 frames per second possible with some smartphones, but well below the frame rates of the best commercial high-speed cameras, which can top 100,000 frames per second.”

Maaloula-DestructionWiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq to Remap the Middle East: Prerequisite to a Clash of Civilizations? – PART I – by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, GlobalResearch.ca – “In Hasakah (Hasce) many of the Christian Syrians fled, but almost 30,000 stayed as internal refugees. The Syrian Christians who belonged to the Chaldean Catholic Church, Syriac Orthodox Church, Syriac Catholic Church, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church, and the Armenian Catholic Church collectively asked the world for help and to put an end to the fighting, in an appeal that went unheard, in late-2012; they have suffered from persecution, lawlessness, kidnappings, ransoms, and murder.”

Bangladesh Calls for Boycotting Israel’s Shipping Lines – from english.FarsNews.com – “(Gauhr Rizvi, advisor to Bangladesh’s prime minister for international affairs) pointed to the significant role of the world public opinion in changing decisions of their governments and policy-makers, and said, ‘A majority of the world people are now supporting Palestinians and are willing to make an effective and practical move to end Israel’s aggressions.’.. He reiterated that NAM members should fight the Zionist regime in the same way they had fought the Apartheid regime in South Africa… The NAM is a group of states which are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. As of 2012, the movement has 120 members and 17 observer countries.”

World Trade Organisation’s future in doubt after India blocks trade deal – Global agreement collapses as Narendra Modi insists on food subsidy and stockpiling concessions for developing countries – by Katie Allen and Angela Monaghan, TheGuardian.com – “An agreement on the deal, centred on loosening global customs rules, had been reached in Bali in December, with a deadline of midnight on Thursday to ratify it. But it was scuppered after the WTO’s 160 members failed to reach agreement over India’s demands… It would have been the first global trade deal reached by the Geneva-based institution since it was founded almost two decades ago. The last-minute failure to reach agreement prompted questions over the very existence of the WTO and how it will survive the deadlock.”

al-Baghdadi-Then&NowFrench Report ISIL Leader Mossad Agent – Simon Elliot, aka Al-Baghdadi, son of Jewish parents, Mossad agent – from VeteransToday.com – “This information was attributed to Edward Snowden and published by newspapers and other Web sites: the head of the “Islamic State” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has cooperated with the U.S. Secret Service, British and Israel to create an organization capable of attracting terrorist extremists from around the world… Iranian intelligence discovered the true and full identity of the Emir Daash, which is known under the name Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi; his real name is Elliot Shimon. Its role in Mossad secret agent in the Zionist espionage. His false name: Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim Al Al Badri Arradoui Hoseini… The plan: get into the military and civilian heart of the countries that are declared as a threat to Israel in order to destroy to facilitate thereafter, the takeover by the Zionist state on the entire area of the Middle East in order to establish Greater Israel. – Note: There is much controversy around the posts on these subjects, with assertions that Snowden cannot have provided the information supporting them.

NY-Hearts-IsraelUS Congressional Black Caucus Endorses Israeli Apartheid and Current War Crimes in Gaza – by Bruce A. Dixon, GlobalResearch.ca – “By the late 1980s, a gaggle of former CBC staffers had moved through the revolving doors of elite affirmative action to become corporate lobbyists, with the same ethics and table manners as their white colleagues, but with black faces. Thanks in large part to their efforts, by 2000 a tsunami of corporate cash began filling up the coffers of incumbent CBC members, their black replacements, or in the cases of Alabama’s Earl Hilliard and Georgia’s Cynthia McKinney, their black opponents.”

12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life – from WakingTimes.com – “What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it.”

Stretching During a Jog Is “Suspicious Activity”? America’s “Counterrorism” Efforts Out of Control – Suspicious activity reports can remain in databases for up to 30 years – by Simon Davis-Cohen, Alternet.org – “The NSI lowers that standard to “suspicious activity,” defined as “behavior reasonably indicative of preoperational planning related to terrorism or other criminal activity.” Note how terrorism is defined as a type of criminal activity. The plaintiffs point out that this definition encompasses constitutionally protected activities, like taking photos, buying computers or standing in a train station. “Reasonably indicative” of terrorism paints with a broad brush.”

Babar_AhmadBritain’s latest counterterrorism disasters – The truth about renditions and detentions at the island of Diego Garcia has to be revealed – by Andy Worthington, AlJazeera.com – “What the UK and US governments both need to do now is to make sure that no one else is pointlessly extradited like Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan. In July 2004 and December 2006, the Crown Prosecution Service declared that there was “insufficient evidence” to charge Ahmad with any criminal offence under UK law, as did Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, in September 2006, and yet neither the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, nor the current Tory-led coalition government, took any interest.”

Homeschool mom jailed over paperwork – Sent to prison for 10 days – by Bob Unruh, WND.com – O’Connor told the Irish radio network RTE the law ‘trampled on the rights of families to the extent where you must apply [for permission for home education].’.. She cited the constitution’s provision that the ‘primary and natural educator of the child is the family and guarantees to respect the inalienable right and duty of parents to provide, according to their means, for the religious and moral, intellectual, physical and social education of their children.’ “

Isis brings its war to Lebanon – and it could be key to a masterplan – Battle for Arsal exposes new front in expansion of self-styled caliphate – by Robert Fisk, Independent.co.uk – “For more than a year, the Lebanese army has tried vainly to close the frontier east of Arsal, and a Syrian army victory over rebels in Yabroud on the other side of the border earlier this year suggested that Sunni insurgents might leave Arsal lest they be cut off. But their resurgence shows that the Syrians have nothing like the control they have been claiming in the frontier lands.”

Alex-EbolaEbola Outbreak Can Lead to Gun Confiscations, Martial Law – The Obama administration is perpetrating the conditions required for a government-declared crisis – by Kit Daniels, PrisonPlanet.com – “A few months prior, Air Force General Victor Renuart said Northcom would provide ‘assistance in support of civil authorities’ during an epidemic, adding ‘when requested and approved by the Secretary of Defense or directed by the President, federal military forces will contribute to federal support.’.. But Renuart also said that ‘U.S. Northcom does not wait for that call to action.’.. Since then, the federal government created a new domestic command structure in which, during a government-declared emergency, the military police would work under FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security for domestic operations with the National Guard… This command structure was leaked by a former MP, who secretly recorded a military briefing last September in which an army commander briefed him and other MPs on their domestic duties with FEMA during martial law, including escorting federal officials as they confiscate firearms from Americans.”

Charles_ArntzenScientist Working on Gov’t Ebola Drug Joked About Culling Population with GMO Virus – by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton, TruthStreamMedia.com – “But that Ebola treatment was developed by a leading bioengineering scientist from the University of Arizona who was caught on camera “joking” about wiping out humanity. Dr. Charles Arntzen suggested the use of a “better” genetically engineered virus during a post-lecture Q&A focused on over-population issues, citing the 2011 Hollywood film ‘Contagion.’ “

What Are the Odds: NYC Tests Patient for Ebola just Days after Largest Bio Attack Drill in City History – by Melissa Melton, TheDailySheeple.com – “It’s all over the news, and just days after the State Dept. helped ship in America’s first Ebola patients… Hm… New York City’s Mt. Sinai Hospital has placed a man in isolation who recently returned from West Africa and showed up at the ER with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms — and the hospital’s statement on that sounds like it was scripted right out of a Hollywood movie… ‘

FLIGHT CONTROL: Boeing’s ‘Uninterruptible’ Autopilot System, Drones & Remote Hijacking – by Shawn Helton, 21stCenturyWire.com – “On December 4th of 2006, it was announced that Boeing had won a patent on an uninterruptible autopilot system for use in commercial aircraft, this was the first public acknowledgment by Boeing about the existence of such an autopilot system. The new autopilot patent was reported by John Croft for Flight Global, the news piece was subsequently linked by a Homeland Security News Wire and other British publications around the same time. According to the DHS release, it was disclosed that “dedicated electrical circuits” within an onboard flight system could control a plane without the need of pilots, stating that the advanced avionics would fly the aircraft remotely, independently of those operating the plane”

jonathan-gruber-apDemocrats Distance Themselves from Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber – by Scot Vorse, Breitbart.com – “Gruber, in a March 11, 2010 video clip, said, ‘I helped write the federal bill,’ and “I was a paid consultant to the Obama administration and helped develop the technical details of the bill.’… Gruber, on another video clip on June 13, 2102, said, ‘So I went down shortly after the election. I worked with the transition team to help put the numbers together for the administration. And then, essentially, most of 2009 I was really on loan from the administration to Congress, particularly the Senate Finance Committee, to help them put the numbers together on what became the finance committee bill, which really became Obamacare. Yeah, that’s what I did.’ “

90% of the Uninsured Will Pay Zero Obamacare Penalty – by Wynton Hall, Breitbart.com – ” ‘If your pajamas don’t fit well, you don’t need health insurance,’ joked former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, now President of the American Action Forum, to the Wall Street Journal. ‘It basically waives the individual mandate.’.. Obamacare remains more unpopular than ever, according to the latest Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Just 37% of Americans say they support President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, Obamacare.”

ISIS-Sneakers&TrucksImplausible Deniability – West’s ISIS Terror Hordes in Iraq – by Tony Cartalucci, ActivistPost.com – “ISIS is a standing army that requires state sponsorship – billions in cash, gear, weapons, and logistical, intelligence, and political support. While the West claims it has been handing over hundreds of millions to ‘moderates’ in Syria, it has offered no plausible explanation as to who is providing ISIS and other Al Qaeda affiliates with even more resources enabling the extremists to displace these ‘moderates.’ There is no other explanation besides the fact that there were never any moderates to begin with and that the US, UK, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and even Israel, have from the beginning, intentionally created a mercenary army composed of Al Qaeda extremists of unprecedented dimensions and capabilities.”

Russia, China agree on national currency swaps – The swap agreement will boost the potential for using Russian rubles and Chinese yuans in trade settlements – from en.ITAR-TASS.com – “The agreement will also serve as an additional instrument for ensuring international financial stability and offer a possibility to obtain liquidity in critical situations, the Russian regulator’s press office said… The Russian monetary regulator announced on July 8 after a trip by Russia’s Central Bank chief Elvira Nabiullina to China that the parties had discussed an agreement on ruble-yuan swaps. The Russian Central Bank said at the time that the swap agreement could be signed in the near future.”

Riad_al-MalkiPalestinian FM to sue Israel at ICC over war crimes in Gaza – from PressTV.ir – ” ‘Everything that has happened in the last 28 days is clear evidence of war crimes committed by Israel, amounting to crimes against humanity,’ al- Malki told reporters after meeting prosecutors at the ICC on Tuesday… ‘There is no difficulty for us to show or build the case. Evidence is there … Israel is in clear violation of international law,’ he added.”

5 August: Even More Certain Now: Obama’s Ukrainian Stooges Did Intentionally Down that Malaysian Airliner – by Eric Zuess, RINF.com – “…’Anti-aircraft missiles are not designed to score a direct hit as they are targeted to destroy fast, agile fighter jets. Instead, they are designed to explode within about 20m of their target, sending out a cloud of red hot metal to increase the chances of inflicting as much damage as possible.’.. But rather than merely ‘a cloud of red hot metal,’ what actually brought down this plane was what Haisenko has said brought it down: magazines-full of carefully targeted rapid-fire machine-gun bullets pouring forth from below the plane, at both its left and right”

It’s Official: Being Poor in America Has Been Outlawed – by Joshua Krause, TheDailySheeple.com – “The police are now fining homeless folks for any arbitrary offense they can think of, and city councils across the country are making it illegal to sleep in public. They’ve gone so far as to make it illegal to camp, or even sit or lay down in certain public areas. Worst of all, many cities are making it illegal, or prohibitively expensive to give food to the homeless.”
Mounting Opposition to Conscription in Ukraine Armed Forces Spreads across the Country – Down With the Draft! A Protest in the Village of Voloka – from GlobalResearch.ca – “A third [draft] mobilization wave has started: in Ukraine officers, sergeants in reserve and private soldiers who have military experience are called up on a mass scale for a military service. Currently tens of call-up papers have reached every village and city. Besides men, women doctors are called up as well. Fifty call-up papers came to Voloka village (Glybotsky region), that made the citizens highly indignant. Mothers and wives tear-stained, husbands and sons angered gathered together in order to find a solution. They said they never wanted war, so they will not let their sons to fight.’
Gaza-Clearing-the-LandIsraeli politicians promote a Final Solution for Gaza – by Yvonne Ridley, Intifada-Palestine.com – “Of course, newspaper columnists like South African-born Martin Sherman, a former ministerial adviser to Yitzhak Shamir’s government, are paid to be provocative. ‘The only durable solution requires dismantling Gaza, humanitarian relocation of the non-belligerent Arab population, and extension of Israeli sovereignty over the region,’ he wrote recently in the Jerusalem Post. ‘That is the only approach that can solve the problem of Gaza. That is the only approach that will eliminate the threat to Israel continually issuing from Gaza.’.. It is a sinister polemic repeated in a growing number of Op-Eds submitted to the Israeli media. Here are just a few examples…”
The Worldwide Destruction of the Family Farm. Wall Street’s Unprecedented Land Grab – Sacrificing Food Security for Profit – By Colin Todhunter, GlobalResearch.ca – “Facilitated by an appropriate policy framework, small farmers could easily feed the global population. However, small farmers are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of the rich and powerful. The report concluded that if nothing is done to reverse this trend, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself… This makes domestic farmland a huge and largely untapped asset class. Some of the biggest actors in the financial sector have already sought to exploit this opportunity by making equity investments in farmland. Frequently, these buyers enter the market with so much capital that their funds are practically limitless compared with the resources of most farmers.”
Maidan-Demo-8-9Euromaidan Activists Protesting Kiev’s Operation in Eastern Ukraine – from en.RIA.ru – ” ‘Why are factories and plants being closed? Why is the war underway? Nothing has changed under the new government; there is still no work and corruption is flourishing,’ the representative said… In general, the protests on Independence Square are peaceful. However, on Thursday, Kiev attempted to dismantle barricades on the square, triggering clashes between the activists and police.”
West blocks Moscow’s UN plea to reinstate ceasefire at MH17 crash site – from RT.com – ” ‘The ceasefire in the plane crash zone, announced by the President of Ukraine at the request of international experts, which has been thoroughly observed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, will not be in place at the beginning of the second phase of the investigation,’ the Ukrainian government said… The government claims that the international mission has been halted because of ‘terrorists’ provocations’ who ‘posed threats to the lives’ of the recovery mission members… On Friday, Kiev promised to renew the ceasefire in the 20 kilometer zone around the MH17 crash site, immediately after they receive a request from the international investigation group.”
WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency – Director general Margaret Chan says west African countries’ health systems need international help to manage infection – by Maev Kennedy, TheGuardian.com – “The global body said the Ebola outbreak – the largest and longest in history – was happening in countries without the resources to manage the infections, some with devastated healthcare systems still recovering from war, and called on the international community to help.(emph. added)“We’re from the (World) Government and we’re here to help.”
What Ebola outbreak would look like in U.S. – Doctor warns whole cities could be shut down – by Leo Hohmann, WND.com – “Frieden also told Congress that it’s ‘inevitable’ that someone with Ebola will get on a plane and fly to the United States, risking an outbreak here… If, or when, Ebola does show up in the United States, the only way to combat the virus is through strict quarantines, said Dr. Arthur Robinson, a biochemist with Oregon-based Doctors for Disaster Preparedness… ‘I don’t want to contribute to scaring everybody but at the same time, you’re dealing with total quarantine,’ Robinson said. ‘You might have to quarantine entire small cities. Hopefully that doesn’t happen but it could.’ ” – WAIT A MINUTE NOW!, You could quarantine entire cities in the U.S. so the people can’t spread Ebola, but you’re going to let people who potentially have the disease in Africa get on planes and fly here?!!!
Exclusive: Homeland Security ‘partnered with’ UN Migration Organization, Triggered Border Crisis – from DontComply.com – From U.N. International Organization for Migration (IOM) article: “The ability of transit countries to deal with the situation is strained, and once in the U.S., the government’s capacity to properly receive and assist child migrants is equally stretched… IOM, through its presence in all countries in the region, has considerable experience addressing these challenges. Through information campaigns, IOM warns parents of the dangers of sending their children north with smugglers. IOM also works with migrant children and families in shelters in transit countries and when returning home.” (emphasis by author)

There is No “Government”

This is a comment that I put up on Foster Gamble’s recent blog post: PEOPLE STANDING FOR JUSTICE
(http://www.thrivemovement.com/people-standing-justice.blog)

If we look at it carefully, there is actually no such “thing” as government. What we call government is an organized structure composed of people using the concept of government as an organizational principle under their direction. Under this principle, the preservation and actualization of the imaginary structure of government itself is the preeminent imperative. The constantly propagandized need for this structure is the multifaceted and mind-numbing justification for the use of whatever means are necessary to protect and preserve, not the people who are supposedly subjects of the government, but the government structure itself. Whatever means necessary include the use of lethal force. History shows that the levels of lethal force used are limited only by the technological tools at the disposal of government actors and their ability to control the reactions and consciences of the governed. The latter is sometimes called manufacturing consent.

While the population can work, often at the cost of extreme suffering and sacrifice, to limit the irrationality and violence of the structures to which they’re subject, we see that over time people taking the role of government officials always tend to enlarge the scope of their powers, as well as the power of the technology and systems they control. The nature of the government concept inevitably attracts people without ethics against the misuse of power into pursuing power in its structure. In fact, the only way to succeed in rising to power is to abandon ethical considerations and, again, to use the means necessary to prevail over other state officials. As John Trudell said, “Their violence works. It hardly ever fails.”

A simple analytic for the validity and legitimacy of human behavior is to see if it involves violence or aggression toward other people or toward living systems. If it does, then we must be called by clear realization to not support it, whatever the rationale or justifications. As people seem to be realizing very rapidly now, it is impossible for us, however lofty our notions or rhetoric, to reach an ethical result through unethical or aggressive behaviors. This is not a matter of compiling a complicated set of rules, but by a clear seeing of what’s going on under our noses. Adopting such a simple ethic is certainly not the easiest course for our egos to take. It can be very rigorous and demanding. On the other hand, if we really want to transcend the cycles of violence and increasing suffering and destruction in which we’re now embedded, this ethical consistency and determination will be more easy than any other alternative

My Comment on Chuck Norris’ article arguing against “allowing” Americans to use cannabis

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Posted at: http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/chuck-norris-smokes-marijuana-debate/

Cannabis has more than 60 phytocannabinoids, molecules that dock with receptors in every organ system in the human body and tend to contribute to our health in many ways. No other plant on Earth has been found to contain more than one of these substances. Cannabis has been used as a medicine and psychotropic REMEDY and sacrament by cultures all over Asia, Europe and Africa for thousands of years. The Constitution clearly says that the U.S. Government only has the limited powers specifically granted to it in the document, which do not include controlling what people use for their health, physical or psychological.

People who use cannabis tend to see things outside of the boxes that Americans tend to be forced into mentally by our, arguably pathological and dominating, culture. Many of the positive aspects of the 60’s youth culture were no doubt due to this effect. When cannabis was (Unconstitutionally) “outlawed,” under the influence of industries that competed with non-psychoactive industrial hemp, 30% of the medicines sold in pharmacies in the U.S. contained cannabis. What is the true explanation of why it was suppressed? What possible legitimate justification or jurisdiction is there for people who disagree with its use, to dominate users through lethal force, imprisonment, property theft or other social sanctions?

Thanks-God-for-Cannabis

2013 in review on the Real Truth Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. The bottom line is that this blog is known and visited by “an elite few” denizens of the web. Congratulations for your taste and discernment!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Michael Hastings demise was no accident – his car was BOMBED

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Please, this was not “a suspicious car accident.”

The photo above clearly shows that Michael Hastings car was bombed. The entire front of the driver’s side of the car has been blown away.

The video linked HERE, from LoudLabs News, shows clearly that Hastings’ car hood was not crumpled from striking the palm tree, but blown away from the drivers side of the car and did not even hit the tree. MORE THAN THAT it also shows that the driver’s side front quarter of the car WAS GONE, and not even touching the tree (no serious impact damage to the palm).

The video and the photo above show that the front of the car up to the drivers side door wasn’t there. Moreover, his engine and transmission were blown 60 yards down the road, not in the direction of his car supposedly striking the tree. They landed on the far curb of the 4-lane road with no skid marks. His front right wheel was also down the road in the direction the car was traveling when “something happened.” See diagram of crash scene HERE

The tranny of the car extended well back into the passenger compartment, implying that the powerful explosive was likely placed below the passenger compartment, in order to provide the momentum to blow the drive train 60 yards forward and to clear the firewall upward doing it.

It’s time to stop pussy-footing around about this event. Hastings was assassinated.

The Multiple Prongs of Agenda 21 (slight return)

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The Multiple Prongs of Agenda 21 (slight return)

Agenda 21 is an action plan or blueprint for a future desired by its creators. This desired future is shrouded in feel good environmentally protective development and innovation, otherwise referred to as green, green movement, and/or environmentalism. Sadly, Agenda 21 is an utter ruse for representing, to many activists and activist groups, a darkly dystopian future as being utopian. There is a larger picture to Agenda 21 that many people either refuse to acknowledge or are determined to deny.

Agenda 21 is one of several pincers in a concerted program. Most people don’t realize precisely what Agenda 21 does, and many don’t acknowledge that it will be a nightmare for the vast majority of humanity. Unless you’re a Bureaucrat, Technocrat, Bismarkianist or member of the elites, as well as a psychopath/sociopath, Agenda 21 is nowhere near a utopia. Its principle underlying tenet is rigid control, with the destruction of rights, liberties and freedoms and their transformation into mere privileges at the discretion of those in control.

Unfortunately, Agenda 21 is much more sophisticated, as it is coupled with multiple prongs that implement its active development. The first is Bismarkianism; this is a three-stage process using a bait and switch to manipulate people into tolerating and accepting expansion of centralized control through globalized governance.

The first stage is socialism, as this creates incentives for the populace to support implementation of public-private partnerships, rewarding fiefdoms, and granting benefits that pacify the populace. Once this stage is in place, public relations or propaganda is used to shift into national socialism that entails making many of these public-private partnerships into permanent parts of the state apparatus.

It isn’t much of a stretch to speculate that after the next economic crisis strikes the United States, public-private partnerships will start becoming fully merged. It looks like the first solid official merger will be of government with banking, through the Federal Reserve. With this centralized public-private government-banking partnership, established in 1913, and with the addition of the corrupt and unprosecuted fraud of designating banks as Too Big To Fail, the result will be a private banking authority with official state power. Public-Private mergers can then repeat this Progressive meme to enable the acceptance of the official establishment of totalitarianism, the creation of an invisible oligarchy with absolute authority.

Some readers may be skeptical about this. However, this will facilitate the approaching “democracy” movement. Masses will be manipulated into denying the rights of various minorities. Congress will become little more than a rubber-stamp under the President’s authority, no longer a separate Constitutional body with checks and balances separating it from the “Unitary Executive.” Centralization will be able to further entrench itself through welfare and warfare aka bribes and “security.” This is perhaps the main mechanism driving Agenda 21, as it combines welfare, interstate commerce, re-interpretation of the supremacy clause, and national security.

The next prong is the Malthusian and Eugenicist merger and re-imaging of Eugenics through Neo-Malthusianism and women’s health/reproductive health. The Neo-Malthusianism prong is perhaps the most hidden of the prongs, though with more visible components such as women’s health/reproductive rights and transhumanism. These prongs would not be complete without the supranational/universalist movements. This is where Agenda 21 operates as a supranational action plan to be coordinated through local implementation, completely altering the Constitutional relationships of local, state and national governments to become regional government “stewards” or soviets of the supranational body. In this particular case, the supranational body and its subsidiaries will be evolved from the United Nations.

These make up a non-exhaustive list of the prongs of Agenda 21 and what they are designed to do. This is to consolidate and expand power behind a centralized authority under the control of the global elites.

Agenda 21 is not compatible with inherent individual rights and freedoms. It is a Collectivist movement. One of humanity’s oldest struggles is between individualism and Collectivism under elite control.

The difference between a collective and a community is that: In a community a group of individuals live in proximity to one another and people work together through cooperation for mutual benefit, protection, and livelihood. Collectives operate under mandates for each individual to accept “rights and responsibilities” dictated by the governing body, which creates separate categories of individuals with different statuses in order to promote its control. This is divide and rule, like a hive or ant colony, not a community. Every individual’s benefit to the Collective is really his or her benefit to the governing regime; the individual is of little to no inherent value in such a system.

In the movie Swordfish, the John Travolta character asks “If you could cure cancer but had to kill one child, could you kill that child?” The Collectivist answer is not only a resounding ‘YES!’ it also dictates that the child should gladly be willing to die, even in great pain “for the greater good.” Why is this relevant? Agenda 21 strips individuals of their unalienable rights, liberties, and freedoms and instead grants them privileges and responsibilities at the governing regime’s discretion. This is slavery. The whole march of the United States toward the despotism, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism of a Police State, and the erosion of the Constitution, which supposedly exists to protect natural rights, is driven by Agenda 21, with its Neo-Malthusianism and planned full merging of public-private partnerships under state authority. In fact, Agenda 21 names every human being in the world, as well as everything in Nature, as only a piece of capital and a resource to be inventoried and allocated. This is an enslavement designed to force people to love, yearn for, and even insist on the servitude of all, the ultimate triumph of Collectivism.

Agenda 21 is an action plan that is being implemented at the local level but is derived from the supranational institution of the United Nations; it is a plan or blueprint designed to turn us all into collective capital and resources. We are to be enslaved with privileges that can be revoked in an instant at the whim of any bureaucrat placed over us by the elite consensus, and with the forced responsibility to do their bidding. Agenda 21 is shrouded in feel good activism from the environmental/green movement; its implementation can only be halted through informing ourselves about what Agenda 21 is and refusing to comply with its implementation.

Agenda 21 operates under the rubric of sustainable development that plans for environmental accounting of human, land and resources in the interests of the Collective. It mandates that every human project needs to be given permission by the soviet control apparatus. Every one of us is to be only a resource under the control and allocation of sustainable development. Bill Gates once announced that the only way to bring down CO2 emissions will be to bring population, consumption and production down to near zero. Sustainable Development effectively means suppressing class mobility, consumption, freedom and, ultimately, population. These policies will result in widespread starvation, war, poisoning and despair. This means that Agenda 21 is an action plan hiding its true intentions behind a smokescreen of feel good activism to enable its full tyrannical implementation in the name of environmental welfare.

 Adapted with liberties from: http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/the-multiple-prongs-of-agenda-21.html

What is Voluntaryism?

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What is Voluntaryism?

“The thought of how much the human race would have advanced without government simply staggers the imagination.”  Doug Casey, 1979

Voluntaryism is a name for a new model of human organization that can revolutionize world society to release people’s untapped and suppressed potentials.

Introduction from Voluntaryist.com: “Voluntaryism is the doctrine that relations among people should be by mutual consent, or not at all. It represents a means, an end, and an insight. Voluntaryism does not argue for the specific form that voluntary arrangements will take; only that force be abandoned so that individuals in society may flourish. As it is the means which determine the end, the goal of an all voluntary society must be sought voluntarily. People cannot be coerced into freedom. Hence, the use of the free market, education, persuasion, and non-violent resistance as the primary ways to change people’s ideas about the State. The Voluntaryist insight, that all tyranny and government are grounded upon popular acceptance, explains why voluntary means are sufficient to attain that end.”

The converse of Voluntaryism is often called Statism, or the idea there can exist a collective authority that supersedes the authority of individuals.

This Statist ideology pervades our culture and our world. This situation is often accepted by us as simply being “the way it is.” If we look at this carefully and clearly however, we’ll see that “the State” can only ever be a conceptual fiction under which individual humans act using this imagined collective authority. This has developed and has been perpetuated over thousands of years by rulers and their minions, who were under the erroneous and delusional impression that it created advantages for them that made their lives easier and more prestigious.

  • It seems reasonable to speculate that over these many generations of living under governments, there have been intelligent yet psychopathic members of the power elite who have recognized the utility of more social control – of enhancing the hypnotic power of the imaginary institutions they command through psychological manipulation of the populations, the bureaucratic minions and enforcers, and even of those believing themselves the nobility or legitimate leaders.

Because most of us have accepted that this collective power is The Way It Is, we are conditioned to shy away from the consideration that it is never legitimate for us to give this imaginary State invasive privileges that we can’t exercise as individuals.

If people are to be responsible for providing their own abundance, then it is arguably in our own best interest that those around us are as strong and capable as possible, so society can flourish as a whole. Harming others’ abilities to perceive life with clarity and think critically about what they see would therefor only be hurting ourselves. Another corollary to this is the idea that when we attack others, we also feel attacked ourselves at a subconscious level. What goes around, comes around. We then live in a world of fear. This fear is increased if we face irrational, authoritarian, defensive and psychopathic behaviors by “Leaders,” “Representatives,” or officers invested with a belief in their power over us.

  What we now experience as the “educational system” is a highly sophisticated product of many generations of psychological enhancement that operates directly counter to what common sense will tell us will build a strong society.

To truly come into my own power, I must first accept others coming into theirs without any conditions or personal preferences.

  In our current model, we are hypnotically addicted to the idea that we must attain preeminence over others.

  • If I want to promote this unspoken necessity for power, a set of hidden strategies tends to be constantly generated and updated in my mindspace.
  • I tend to see people not as the unknowable mysteries they are, but only as resources for getting advantages prioritized in my hidden strategies. If I don’t see them as having value for gaining preeminence, they have no interest or value for me.
  • Crucially, to advance in rank in society, one needs to serve the interests of people above oneself in the pecking order. This begs the question of just what is being served when one rises to the top of an institution.

In order to open the flow of energies (goods and services) from others – and from Source – I need to open my inner source, for energies to flow outward, producing value that is under demand by my fellow beings.

  Because of the repressive strategies used by people operating “under color” of authority – Typically as “governments” or government-privileged institutions, i.e. corporations – we are now impeded from offering many kinds of essential goods or services that can potentially solve critical issues we now face.

  • Governments generally claim monopoly power to represent the interests of people, often called “citizens,” within the conceptual area – i.e. “State” – over which they claim to have “jurisdiction” – or control. Marc Stevens teaches that “the State” claims legitimacy as a “body politic” which has jurisdiction over citizens: “persons” who make a pledge of allegiance in return for the State’s duty of protection. However, within the U.S. no court has ever ruled that government has incurred any liability for failure to protect its citizens.

One area in which people such as Marc Stevens are producing value for others is in teaching them to protect themselves from invasion and usurpation of their time and energies by people trying to use others to gain illegitimate advantages for themselves. Ultimately, these kinds of services can develop into voluntarily accessed alternatives for many of the functions of “governments.”

  This is highly inconvenient to the purveyors of the worldwide system of control by violence. The system is now coming under the unprecedented threat of the awakening of populations the elite ruling consensus depend on to provide the skills and energy to maintain their hegemony.

  It seems that now, in the early 21st Century, the control agenda has become so developed and pervasive that it is threatened by the arising of any human capabilities not under direct control of the elites. In particular, new ideas in the areas of energy, health, agriculture, social organization and human development directly menace the interlocking institutions of repression.

  • As new technologies emerge to empower the “peasant classes” to transcend their dependence on entrenched systems, Statist cabals will be driven to choose between escalating their use of violence, or acquiescing to change.

The idea of political power is that any means necessary must be employed to enroll the levels of agreement and compliance in the population to attain desired political goals. This amounts to coerced control; war by other means. Once a political process has secured the impression of agreement, or “manufactured consensus,” then State violence is employed in enforcing “democratic” policy. In this sense, political methods violate the basic principles of Voluntaryism.

  As to how we can “get there from here,” the specific pathways are not yet clear. However, if we commit ourselves and adhere to the principles of Voluntaryism, this clarity is certain to emerge. If we steadfastly refrain from violation of others’ lives, are faithful to voluntary agreements we make, and are always open to feedback, criticism, and correction of mistakes, methods of development and social organization we’re not yet aware of will be found. If we lose our resolution and cut corners, we will return to the descending course of our increasingly dangerous fall into corruption.

The transition to an all-voluntary society is the paradigm shift that most of humankind now intuits is coming. The idea is radical: going to the root of the delusions and illusory goals that have plagued us throughout history. Yet at the same time, it is very simple. As we go on, we will feel and intuit more easily those times when thoughts arise of acting in violation of the Sacred Space of others. Avoiding those mistakes, we will gradually feel more free, and more unencumbered with troubled consciences and fears. As these skills begin to become realized, we’ll be on the verge of entering a new world.

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