Web Research Links for the week of 7/27/15:

Note: These links are posted from the top down during each week. Newer links will be at the bottom. Previous links posts can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button above. If you have a link you would like to share, please put it into a comment.

Jim_Crow-LevantTake It Down: US Support for Jim Crow Israel – Struggle Over Substance, Not Symbols – by Dan Sanchez, Anti-War.com – “For example, the recent Jacobin surge to purge every Confederate flag flying over American soil represents the latest march of the symbol-minded. After all, what could be more simple-minded than the notion that imposing the removal of a particular color pattern is a victory for the cause of justice?.. Israel’s Jim Crow character has been accentuated by the recent hard-right turn taken by its political class as well as its broader culture. The rise of the extreme right in Israel has been meticulously documented by the heroic Max Blumenthal in his indispensable book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel… The clearest manifestation of this shift was the rise to power of the Likud Party and the second premiership of Benjamin Netanyahu beginning in 2009. But perhaps just as important was the attendant rise of the even more populist and ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party under Avigdor Lieberman as a key junior partner in the Likud-led ruling coalition. Blumenthal wrote: ‘With Lieberman’s party serving as the linchpin of this right-wing coalition government, and with Likud’s old guard overwhelmed by younger zealots, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came down firmly on the side of the party’s hardline future.’.. This has resulted in what one Israeli politician called, “the most right-wing government in Israel’s history…”

The War on Conspiracy Realists Continues – British government under Cameron’s watch has been an active and willing partner in the Machiavellian strategy of divide and rule in the Middle East spearheaded by the US and Israel. – by Brandon Martinez, VeteransNewsNow.com – “Award winning reporter Seymour Hersh revealed in a 2007 report titled “The Redirection” that the Bush administration launched a joint covert operation with Israel and Saudi Arabia to augment “Sunni extremist groups” and other fanatics to weaken the influence of Syria, Iran and Hezbollah… Part of the arrangement, Hersh explained, was a guarantee from the Saudis that Israel’s security interests would be safeguarded, which clarifies why ISIS and its affiliates have not attacked Israel despite the country’s close proximity to the terrorists’ strongholds in Syria and Iraq. ‘Israel would be assured that its security was paramount and that Washington and Saudi Arabia and other Sunni states shared its concern about Iran,’ Hersh noted was the first point in a series of “informal understandings about their new strategic direction” to combat Shiite influence led by Iran… Israeli officials have expressed similar sentiments, with Israel’s former envoy to the US, Michael Oren, stating in a September 2013 interview that Tel Aviv “prefers” ISIS and al-Qaeda over the “bad guys backed by Iran,” namely Syria’s Assad and Hezbollah… Oren forthrightly conceded that Israel is committed to defeating through terrorist violence ‘the strategic arc that extends from Tehran, to Damascus to Beirut’ with Assad in Syria functioning as the ‘keystone in that arc.’ ‘That is a position we had well before the outbreak of hostilities in Syria,’ Oren told the Jerusalem Post. ‘With the outbreak of hostilities we continued to want Assad to go.’.. The unholy alliance between Israel and the Salafist jihadists came right out in the open inJune 2015 when ISIS released a video threatening to topple Hamas in Gaza, promising to bring bloodshed and ruin to the Strip. Salafist elements tied to ISIS have in fact attacked Hamas havens in Gaza on multiple occasions over the past few months, showcasing their utility as pawns of Israel.”

Elissa_Maple18 Year Old Massachusetts Girl Medically Kidnapped & Abused Now Fights Adult Protective Services to Remain Free – from HealthImpactNews.com – “Although Elissa was released under her own recognizance from DCF on her 18th birthday, Adult Protection Services continues to track her movements while allegedly taunting her and her mother with threats of Elissa having to be placed in an adult group home in Vermont. Franklin County DCF continually fails to relinquish custody of Elissa, says her mother, even after the judge released her on her 18th birthday. When the Vermont judge released Elissa, Vermont’s Franklin County DCF swooped in and placed her back into the system as an adult claiming responsibility for Elissa’s education and health… When Karen Maple asked Franklin County why they still retained custodial rights to Elissa’s records since she’s been released, she stated she was told that DCF: ‘Just hadn’t gotten around to doing the paper work, but we hoped Elissa would sign the papers and return to our care as an adult. We didn’t get around to transitioning her, so why don’t you just let us keep her for another year?’.. Karen’s plea is for her daughter to be left alone. She believes Elissa has been through enough turmoil hidden under the guise of institutional assistance: ‘We are safe and surrounded by family and good neighbors. Just leave her alone.”

Syria’s Assad Says Army Faces Manpower Shortfall But Vows To Win War – from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via GlobalSecurity.org – “In a televised speech, Assad said on July 26 that ‘there is a lack of human resources’ in the army ‘but that doesn’t mean we can talk about collapse.’.. Assad said the army had to give up some areas of Syria due to military priorities… He said that ‘it was necessary to specify critical areas for our armed forces to hang on to. Concern for our soldiers forces us to let go of some areas.’ “

How Medical Marijuana’s Chemicals May Protect Cells – by David Noonan, ScientificAmerican.com – “Recent research suggests that THC might also protect neurons from trauma. Early test-tube studies pointed to this effect, and so has one clinical trial published last October. In it, trauma surgeon David Plurad and his colleagues did a retrospective review of 446 traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases treated at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center from January 2010 through December 2012. Their study, reported in the journal American Surgeon, found that 82 of those patients tested positive for THC and two of them died, for a mortality rate of 2.4 percent. The mortality rate among the 364 patients who did not have THC in their system was 11.5 percent, nearly five times higher. After taking into account other factors, such as age, severity of injury and blood alcohol level, the researchers concluded that the link between THC and a lower death rate in these patients stood up. Although the mechanisms are not fully understood, previous research suggests that both THC and cannabidiol may increase blood flow in the brain, bringing needed oxygen as well as nutrients to endangered neurons. Because they inhibit glutamate, they may also prevent toxic effects that occur after brain trauma, when neurons can get overstimulated by the neurotransmitter.”

David_Stockman-of-OMBWall Street Still Didn’t Get The Memo—–China’s Done, Tops In! – by David Stockman, DavidStockmansContraCorner.com – “But today’s Wall Street admonition to move along because there is nothing to see in the plunging red bourses really takes the cake. In fact, yesterday’s 8.5% plunge on the Shanghai market—–mostly in the last hour and in the face of $1 trillion of state buying power and several thousand paddy wagons thrown at sellers, malicious or otherwise—-is merely a foreshock; it’s a fateful warning about the global-scale financial temblors heading at the incorrigible army of dip buyers in New York, London and their farm teams elsewhere… In the first place, upwards of 90 million households are in the Chinese stock market, most of them buried under margin debt. Among them, they hold exactly 258 million trading accounts and a significant fraction of these were opened in just the past year by Chinese pig farmers, bus drivers and banana vendors, among millions of quasi-literate others… profits have already nearly vanished in upstream sectors like coal, steel, aluminum and cement; are now eroding in shipbuilding, construction equipment, solar equipment, and other capital goods; and will soon be falling in overbuilt consumer industries, especially, automobiles, as well. Like Japan in the mid-1990s, China is heading for an era of profitless deflation as its credit binge comes to an end.

Turkey, US Try to Establish Buffer Despite Differences – by Jamie Dettmer, GlobalSecurity.org – “In a lengthy dinner interview Sunday with editors of the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, appeared to acknowledge that, by touching on ‘discrepancies’ and common ground between Washington and Ankara. He implied that U.S. and Turkish warplanes will not only be seeking to protect rebel groups from Islamic State extremists but also from the Assad regime… ‘We had important points in common as well, like being against all kinds of terrorism and the need of Assad leaving power for a better Syria.’ He added: ‘The agreement we reached [with the Americans] has covered our concerns and expectations up to a certain level. I cannot get into details, but, for example, an important point was the air cover for the Free Syrian Army [FSA] and other moderate elements.‘.. U.S. officials briefing reporters in Washington stepped back from describing the proposed boundaries as a “safe zone,” saying there isn’t a specific measurement for the targeted area. ‘The goal is to establish an ISIL-free zone and ensure greater security and stability along Turkey’s border with Syria, a U.S. official told the Agence France-Press, using common acronym to refer to the Islamic State group, also known as Daesh.” (emph.added)

Ukraine-VaccinationVaccine scare in Ukraine threatens health – Rumors of Western plot, death of teen cause families to reject shots – from NBCNews.com – “Hundreds of thousands of fearful Ukrainians have refused vaccines for diseases such as diphtheria, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, whooping cough and others this year, according to official estimates. Authorities have canceled a U.N.-backed measles and rubella vaccination campaign funded by U.S. philanthropist Ted Turner, and will have to collect and incinerate nearly 9 million unused doses in coming months… ‘I never thought I’d see the day where perfectly good vaccines are being destroyed,’ said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for UNICEF.” (emph. added)

China’s Stock Market Just Crashed in the Most Predictable Way – by Joshua Krause, ActivistPost.com – “Of course, anyone could have predicted that. While a depression has yet to develop in China, their stocks are falling despite the best efforts of their government and other major financial institutions (which are really just an extension of the Communist Party). There is a clear historical precedent for this sort of thing. Once a bubble pops, pumping more air into it will never blow it back up. The best you can do is blow more bubbles into other sectors of the economy, which is exactly what China has been doing for years to stave off a genuine correction in their markets… You might notice that this is the same strategy employed by America’s financial elite. We’ve managed to keep our economy afloat for decades by bouncing from one economic bubble to the next, accumulating more and more debt along the way. But at the end of the day, that can’t work forever. There needs to be a correction at some point, and the longer they wait, the worse it will be when it finally comes crashing down. And that day seems to be long overdue for the likes of China, the US, and the rest of the world.”

Yemen-4000_killedHeartbreaking images reveal the human face of hunger in Yemen: SIX MILLION people are on the brink of starvation as war ravages the desperate country – by James Dunn, DailyMail.co.uk – “● Former president Abd-Rabby Mansour Hadi fled Yemen in February 2012, ● Forces loyal to the exiled president have since been fighting Houthi rebels, ● Blockades on port are plunging the country’s population into a food crisis, ● 13million people are now hungry yet the sides refuse effective ceasefires… Half of the country’s 26million population are now struggling to eat, according to Oxfam, as the war in the country rages on… Oxfam’s Yemen country director Philippe Clerc said: ‘As the warring parties continue to ignore calls for a ceasefire, the average family in Yemen is left wondering when their next meal will be.’.. Nearly 4,000 people have been killed and more than 1.2 million displaced in the conflict so far… The United Nations say that four fifths of the population need help… As well as the six million starving people, Oxfam believes 12.9million are hungry.”

Israeli Drone Kills 5 inside Syria, Support for ISIS Attack on Druze – by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com – ” ‘An Israeli plane hit a car inside the town of Hader, killing two (Syrian soldiers and 3) popular committee forces in the town,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights… Hader is a Druze village that lies along the ceasefire line, with the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights plateau to the west, and the border with Damascus province to the northeast… According to Hezbollah’s official television station Al-Manar, ‘two members of Syria’s National Defence Forces were killed when an Israeli drone targeted their car at the entrance of Hader, in Quneitra province.’.. The National Defence Forces have fighters operating throughout Syria. Rebel fighters (ISIS/Daesh) surrounded the village of Hader on June 17 after fierce clashes with Syria’s National Defence Forces in the area.”

Katie_Hopkinsfrom the Shape-of-Things-to-Come Desk: Sun columnist Katie Hopkins calls for ‘euthanasia vans’ as Britain has ‘far too many old people’ – from RT.com – “The controversial Sun columnist, who only recently apologized for the language in her inflammatory piece which referred to immigrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean as “cockroaches,” said it was “ridiculous” that animals could be put to sleep, “but not people.”.. In an interview with the Radio Times, she argued although medical science allowed people to live longer, that didn’t necessarily mean it was the right path to choose… ‘We just have far too many old people,’ she said. ‘It’s ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people.’.. ‘We need to accept that just because medical advances mean we can live longer, it’s not necessarily the right thing to do.’.. Her solution to the problem? ‘Easy. Euthanasia vans – just like ice-cream vans – that would come to your home.’.. ‘It would all be perfectly charming. They might even have a nice little tune they’d play. I mean this genuinely. I’m super-keen on euthanasia vans,’ she said.”

AMA declares war on natural doctors, proposes gag order to silence progressive physicians like Dr. Oz – by Ethan A. Huff, NaturalNews.com – “For a group whose professional membership represents a mere 17 percent of all medical doctors, the AMA sure has a lot of gall trying to police the entire medical industry with its own opinions on science. The AMA apparently sees itself as the gatekeeper of all scientific knowledge even though the group maintains an ironic position of clinging to the most outmoded dinosaur science at the expense of medical progress… According to the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA), the AMA, responding to a recent proposal by a handful of medical students, has decided to make some changes to its official policies on medical ethics. Clearly a reactionary move in response to Dr. Oz blowing the lid on glyphosate causing cancer in humans, the policy changes are directed at “celebrity” doctors who have a mass media platform to influence public opinion.”

Abu_SayyafWestern official confirms Turkey-ISIL secret oil business – from PressTV.ir – “According to the Western official, the documents on the undeclared alliance were obtained following a US raid on the compound of the key ISIL figure, Abu Sayyaf, in Syria in May, which led to his killing… ‘There are hundreds of flash drives and documents that were seized there,’ the official said. ‘They are being analyzed at the moment, but the links are already so clear that they could end up having profound policy implications for the relationship between us and Ankara.’.. The ISIL operative was responsible for smuggling oil from fields in eastern Syria. The oil then found its way into the black market to become the main driver of revenues for ISIL, with Turkish buyers as its main clients… Turkey has been facing criticism for facilitating militants’ border crossings to join ISIL in Syria, which has been grappling with foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Ankara has also been criticized for providing assistance to Takfiri terrorists waging war in the Arab country.”

UK Children at risk of radicalization monitored and taken into state care (kidnapped) – from RT.com – “Over thirty children in the past twelve months were found to have been subject to court orders because they were categorized extremist or thought to be at risk of radicalization… Some have been put under temporary care orders, with UK courts increasingly intervening when family members seek to indoctrinate youngsters with radical ideologies… Civil courts are also taking action when impressionable youngsters express a desire to join forces with Islamic State. The vast majority of these youngsters are lured into this extremist mindset after being exposed to a barrage of online propaganda… In cases where youngsters are deemed at risk of radicalization, British judges are issuing court orders to stop them traveling to Syria. This measure means the High Court alone holds responsibility for these children and their movements… Temporary care orders, which pave the way for fostering, have also been filed against youngsters feared to be in jeopardy of extremist brainwashing by family members… Between April 2012 and June 2014, over 2,300 people were placed on the government’s Channel program. Some 834 were under 18 years of age, while 84 were younger than 12.”

Gold Manipulation: It’s Much Bigger Than You Think – by Dave Kranzler, InvestmentResearchDynamics.com – “The gold price manipulation scheme will go down as the biggest financial market scandal in US history for numerous reasons. They include the destruction of the free market system in the United States. The manipulation of the gold and silver prices eventually led to the manipulation of US interest rates via the Fed, the stock market via the Plunge Protection Team, and to the currency markets.” –Bill Murphy, GATA.org – “The gold manipulation scheme has taken on historic proportions.  It’s been going on for several decades – witness the London gold pools of the 1960’s which were implemented to prevent the price of gold from taking off because the U.S. was running out of gold with which to back the Treasury debt it had issued to foreign creditors who were redeeming their Treasury notes for gold per the Bretton Woods Agreement.”

Do We Need to Bring Back Internment Camps? – by Ron Paul, ActivistPost.com – “Retired Army Gen. Mike Flynn, who was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, told al-Jazeera this week that US drones create more terrorists than they kill. He said: ‘The more weapons we give, the more bombs we drop, that just … fuels the conflict.’.. Still Washington pursues the same strategy while expecting different results… It is probably almost inevitable that the warhawks will turn their anger inward, toward Americans who are sick of the endless and costly wars. The US loss of the Vietnam war is still blamed by many on the protesters at home rather than on the foolishness of the war based on a lie in the first place… Let’s hope these threats from Clark and Trump are not a trial balloon leading to a clampdown on our liberties. There are a few reasons we should be concerned. Last week the US House passed a bill that would allow the Secretary of State to unilaterally cancel an American citizen’s passport if he determines that person has “aided” or “abetted” a terrorist organization. And as of this writing, the Senate is debating a highway funding bill that would allow the Secretary of State to cancel the passport of any American who owes too much money to the IRS.”

Inflation or Deflation? – by Alfred Adask, Adask.wordpress.com – “But, if government were sufficiently desperate, it could cause significant inflation overnight by simply declaring that the purchasing power of the dollar had been reduced by, say, 50%.  The resulting inflation would be sudden, overt and undeniable. Government would have to take the blame. But sufficient inflation might be achieved to offset the forces of deflation that’ve been significant since A.D. 2008 and actually “stimulate” the economy… You might go to sleep on Friday with $20,000 in your bank account and wake up on Monday morning to learn that government had declared that the purchasing power of Friday’s $20,000 was reduced to, say, $10,000.  Creditors would scream.  Debtors would cheer.  Since most Americans are debtors, the cheers might drown out the screams.  For a while… All of which leads me to a recent report by Stansberry Research entitled ‘First Look: U.S. Dollar Substitute to Go Public on Oct 20th?’.. According to Stansberry:  ‘On Oct 20th of this year, the IMF is expected to announce a reserve currency alternative to the U.S. dollar.’..  Remember the CNN-Money report from A.D. 2011 that the IMF had threatened to create an alternative World Reserve Currency to replace the fiat dollar?  That new currency was to be based on SDRs… IF the Stansberry report is accurate, it may be that on October 20th, we’ll see a new, international currency that either supplants or replaces the US dollar as “petro-currency” and/or World Reserve Currency.  One result of this new currency should be at least two or three years of significant dollar inflation.” (emph. added)

Web Research Links for the week of 7/20/15:

Note: These links are posted from the top down during each week. Newer links will be at the bottom. Previous links posts can be found under the “Current Quicklinx” button above. If you have a link you would like to share, please put it into a comment.

Andrew Gavin Marshall: Germany, the Troika and the EU: Who Rules Europe?

GlyphoSprayGlyphosate damages DNA, says World Health Organisation expert – Glyphosate is “definitely genotoxic”, says Prof Chris Portier, a co-author of the report by the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency, which classed glyphosate as a probable carcinogen – from HealthImpactNews.com – “Prof Portier was speaking today at a scientific briefing in London organised by the Soil Association… The Soil Association is calling for a UK ban on the use of glyphosate sprayed on UK wheat as a pre-harvest weedkiller and its use to kill the crop to ripen it faster. New figures analysed by the Soil Association from government data were released at a scientific briefing in London on 15 July 2015. This revealed that glyphosate use in UK farming has increased by 400% in the last 20 years and it’s one of the three pesticides regularly found in routine testing of British bread – appearing in up to 30% of samples tested by the Defra committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF)… At the briefing, Dr Robin Mesnage of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Kings College in London presented data showing Roundup is 1,000 times more toxic than glyphosate alone.” (emph. added)

Israeli-linked SITE Intelligence Involved in Chattanooga Shooting Narrative – by Prof. James F. Tracy, GlobalResearch.ca – “…on July 16 SITE was the first to reportDetails of Chattanooga Shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez,’ and major news media have once again unquestioningly passed along the information.  ‘Just days before Thursday’s attacks,’ the New York Times reports, ‘Abdulazeez began a blog where he posted about Islam, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks international terrorist groups. He compared life to a prison, calling it “short and bitter.” ‘… Much like Charleston Church shooter Dylann Roof, Abdulazeez may have been “radicalized” through use of the internet. Yet as with the “God is Great” hijackers of September 11, 2001, Abdulazeez’s religious-inspired fanaticism didn’t get in the way of his debauchery. On April 20, 2015 the would be Islamic extremist was arrested in Chattanooga, charged with driving while intoxicated, and released on a $2,000 bond.”

We Are in the 21st Year of Declining Temperatures – by Martin Armstrong, ArmstrongEconomics.com – “The global warming crowd is the MOST unethical and corrupt group of pretend scientists ever to exist. When I was called upon for research to form the G5, I wrote the White House a warning that manipulating the dollar down would create volatility and a crash within two years (1987). I was told I would never again be asked by government for anything. They told me outright that I was to conduct the studies –– government would provide the conclusion up front –– and I would earn millions each year for bogus research reports. I said, “No thanks!” This is how the government conducts and funds studies. They ALWAYS tout the desired end result to support some predetermined objective. Government studies are simply an exercise in political corruption, no matter what the field.

Highly Graphic (Warning!): Rarely Seen Video Of MH-17 Victims And Unexplained Anomalies (9 min) – from LiveLeak.com – “Narrator (a first-responder who arrived at the site 20 minutes after the crash) in possession of over 5000 pictures from Mh17 crash site point out numerous strange anomalies (in photos) associated with the victims from MH-17: 1) Glowing fluorescent dye near 1st body, 2) Strong smell of formaldehyde in air, 3) Absence of blood on and around corpses, 4) Bloated damp corpses, 5) Victims not European looking- she states that most looked Asian, 6) Strange dead birds, including a blue and yellow Macaw that is, ironically, the same color as the Ukrainian flag at the 3:10 mark – This is a tropical bird which makes one wonder why it was flying on a plane from Amsterdam to Southeast Asia – Normally, one would expect that such an occurrence may take place the other way round, 7) She states that the cell phone data had no 2014 photos, only photos from 2013, 8) Bluish/black lips on victims, 9) She states the passports were all brand new and undamaged, 10) Most victims were completely naked with only 20 or so wearing clothes, 11) She states that all the suitcases were packed with winter clothes, 12) She only saw 6 or 7 children bodies (while the official story is that MH17 from Amsterdam carried approx. 50% children!)

Marie_Harf-United4UkraineMH17 One Year On: What Really Happened and Why – by Patrick Henningsen, 21stCenturyWire.com – “To call this situation volatile would almost be an understatement. A pivotal event such as this could easily be used as  a pretext for escalating not only a New Cold War between the West and Russia, but also a hot war. Only six months previously, the Ukraine found itself in the throes of a western-backed coup d’état in Kiev which tore the country apart. This was quickly followed by a snap referendum in Crimea, where voters opted for secession from the Ukraine and into the relatively secure arms of the Russian Federation. The west cried foul and so began a new grudge match. Arguably, tensions between the west and Moscow have been at their highest since the apex of the Cold War during the east-west Soviet era. Needless to say, with MH17 the stakes could not be any higher, and regarding the west, it was obvious who would be assigned the blame for this tragedy.”

Will the Feds Curtail Your Right To Travel? — Congress’s Plans to Lock You in – from PatriotRising.com – “So, it’s hardly surprising that in May, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced legislation that would seize the passport of any US citizen with ‘seriously delinquent tax debts.’ The proposal, part of an omnibus trade bill, isn’t new. Indeed, this is the fourth year in a row that Hatch, or other Big Government apologists, have introduced this measure…  The proposal requires no hearing or any other due process to grab your passport. All that’s needed is for the IRS to issue a “Notice of Levy” for any amount greater than $50,000.This is a letter informing you that the IRS thinks you owe it money…  Sure, $50,000 sounds like a lot of dough. But when it comes to tax liabilities, it’s practically chump change. The IRS has sent me assessments for this amount or more twice. When you operate a business, it’s easy for liabilities to add up. That’s especially true if you take positions the IRS disagrees with and get audited. Should disagreeing with the IRS mean the Feds can take your passport? Obviously, Senator Hatch, along with many of his colleagues, thinks that it should.”

Mini-Jihadis-captionEvil Triumphs: The West’s Hand Behind ISIS Confirmed – by Brandon Martinez, Levant.tv – “With banal hubris, Western regimes denied whole cloth any suggestion that they have been sponsoring ISIS. But a recently unearthed US intelligence document shatters the façade of secrecy and denial, confirming in bare language that the West and its Persian Gulf marionettes are directly responsible for the rise of ISIS. US intelligence analysts, writing in a 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report [1] disclosed by Judicial Watch, pondered gleefully about the prospect of utilizing radical Wahhabi-Islamist fundamentalists as a bludgeon against the secular government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria… The document categorically demolishes Washington’s deceptive ‘we were only arming moderates’ gambit, noting that the rebels in Syria (which Washington and other Western powers have been supporting [2] since 2011) were dominated by “Salafist, Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda” elements from the outset. Such extremists were the “major forces driving the insurgency in Syria,” the report states with unambiguity.”

Child Sex Trafficking through Child “Protection” Services Exposed (w/Buzzsaw Video Interview 48 min)– Kidnapping Children for Sex – by Brian Shilhavy, HealthImpactNews.com – “Picking up the interview at about the 9 minute mark, Stefano begins to explain that when there is an allegation of child abuse, law enforcement and child protection services (CPS) are the two entities that get involved. According to Stefano, the social workers working in child protection services across the country do not have the training to truly investigate child abuse, because child abuse is a crime. Stefano encourages the listeners of the program to call law enforcement, not CPS, if they encounter sexual or physical abuse of a child, because this is a crime, and CPS is not trained to handle crimes. Stefano says: ‘The minute you call child protection services, you can rest assured that the investigation will not be done properly. Chances are the child will not be protected.’.. She then gives the example of Los Angeles County, where in 2013 CPS took “thousands of children away from parents,” and that 570 children were murdered while in the care of CPS and away from their families.”

Dr_Jack_WolfsonAnti-vaccine witch hunt FAIL: Dr. Jack Wolfson cleared of all charges for exercising his free speech rights on the issue of vaccine risks and the stupidity of blind medical obedience – by Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com – “Here at Natural News, we salute Dr. Wolfson for having the courage and perseverance to stand his ground and tell the truth, even in the face of a delusional mob of vaccine fanatics. The truth is the most dangerous thing in modern medicine today, an industry built on lies, propaganda and profits. The very last thing the industry wants people to know is the truth about vaccine side effects and the shocking lack of efficacy found in many of the vaccines being sold today, which utterly lack any real scientific testing at all. See Merck vaccine fraud exposed by two Merck virologists; company faked mumps vaccine efficacy results for over a decade, says lawsuit… The fact that Dr. Wolfson was so aggressively attacked for defending medical integrity is all the evidence you need that the vaccine industry is a house of cards built on medical delusions and a “science mob mentality” rather than scientific truth. After all, any system of medicine based on rigorous science rather than propaganda would have no fear at all of someone raising relevant questions.”

Here Comes the 21st Century Cures Act: Say Goodbye to Vaccine Safety Science (w/Video by Barbara Loe Fisher, 10 min) – from NVIC.com – “Here comes the 21st Century Cures Act, which is a Pharma-driven bill blessed by the FDA that seriously compromises the integrity of the FDA drug and vaccine licensing process. The 362-page bill sailed through the U.S. House of Representatives on July 10, 2015 and mandates that about $9 billion dollars be given to NIH to develop more drugs and vaccines and $550 million be given to the FDA to fast track products to market.”

Zuckerberg-His_Masters_VoiceFacebook Owner Takes Public Stand against Vaccine Refusers – by Brian Shilhavy, NaturalBlaze.com – “So what’s next for Zuckerberg and Facebook? Since Zuckerberg is apparently taking the position that “the science on vaccines is settled,” will he also take the corresponding position that Americans do not have a right to refuse vaccines, for “the greater good?”.. Like technology billionaire and vaccine supporter Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg has enough money and influence to force people to adopt his position. His tax revenue alone provides billions to the U.S. Government and State of California, and he can give away up to half of his income by U.S. law to charitable organizations to avoid paying even more taxes… This “philanthropy” coming out of Silicon Valley is creating what some are calling a “Brave New Economic Order.” ”

How Journalists are Censored from Covering Both Sides of the Vaccine Debate – by Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., VaccineImpact.com – “Nevertheless, I cannot ignore the problems with America’s current childhood vaccine schedule. A case in point: Scandinavian countries like Iceland and Norway, which enjoy much better infant health outcomes than the United States, do not vaccinate against hepatitis B in the absence of medical need. I also cannot ignore the very real financial conflicts of interest that motivate our current vaccine schedule. I encourage parents to research the issue for themselves and make their own informed decision, which should be respected by every physician and our fellow citizens… But if Paul Offit, M.D. (whom I’ve interviewed and found to be smart, articulate, enthusiastic, and personable), one of the most well known proponents of America’s current vaccine schedule, had his way, I would go to prison for writing about vaccines. In March 2014 Offit said that journalists who write about vaccine safety issues should go to journalism jail.”

Holes in Heaven: HAARP and Advances in Tesla Technology – Excellent, from 1998 (51 min)

DARK Act on the Fast Track to Approval—We Need to Act Now! – from ANH-USA.org – “Regular readers will remember that the DARK Act would pre-empt state-level, mandatory GMO labeling efforts with a wholly voluntary federal standard. Companies could elect to apply to the USDA for a “GMO-free” label, and then the FDA would review the product—or they could elect not to label their products at all, leaving consumers in the dark about what’s in their food. The bill is being pushed by the biotech industry and the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association… New additions to the DARK Act also prevent local communities from banning GMO crops!

Hot Times in Geneva: How to Force More Drug Ill-Effects on Billions of People and Make Tons of Money (Forcing Nations to allow rBGH & rBST)- by Scott Tips, JD, GreenMedInfo.com – “It might sound inconsequential, but it isn’t. As I have mentioned before, obtaining an MRL (maximum residue limit) at Codex for rBGH is the marketing equivalent of a drug company being handed the “Keys to the City.” It is a license to sell the vet drug throughout the Codex member-state world, with World Trade Organization (WTO) sanction power behind it.  Many Codex members and member states—such as the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, India, Russia, and China—have banned this genetically modified veterinary drug’s use on animals under a very sensible health policy that prohibits drug use on animals for anything other than therapeutic purposes. The vet drug rBGH, injected into cows, is not therapeutic; it is used to increase milk production. Yet, if an MRL is approved at Codex, then the Europeans and many others would be faced with a dilemma: Acquiesce to its introduction into their food supply or else pay heavy trade sanctions imposed upon them by the WTO.”

World_Trade_Volume-2015Copper, China And World Trade Are All Screaming That The Next Economic Crisis Is Here – by Michael Snyder, TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com – “If you are looking for a “canary in a coal mine” type of warning for the entire global economy, you have a whole bunch to pick from right now.  “Dr. Copper” just hit a six year low, Morgan Stanley is warning that this could be the worst oil price crash in 45 years, the Chinese economy is suddenly stalling out, and world trade is falling at the fastest pace that we have seen since the last financial crisis.  In order not to see all of the signs that are pointing toward a global economic slowdown, you would have to be willingly blind.  In recent months, I have been writing article after article detailing how the exact same patterns that happened just before the stock market crash of 2008 are playing out once again.  We are watching a slow-motion train wreck unfold right before our eyes, and things are only going to get worse from here.”

While Mandatory Vaccination Laws Are Enacted, Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Is Failing – by Dr. Mercola, Articles.Mercola.com – “It is illogical for the state to pass laws unfairly punishing healthy unvaccinated children by preventing them from getting a school education, and punishing unvaccinated adults by preventing them from being employed as health or child care workers while millions of children and adults infected with hepatitis B and C, HIV, syphilis and gonorrhea and other transmittable infectious diseases are allowed to go to school and be employed without facing similar discrimination and segregation from society… So far, VICP has paid out $3.2 billion to 4,150 child and adult claimants who have been harmed by government recommended and state mandated vaccines. About 10,000 cases have been dismissed, with two out of three vaccine injured plaintiffs turned away empty handed. Because the government does not publicize the existence of the VICP, very few Americans even know about it or apply for compensation after they or their children were harmed by vaccines… Adding insult to injury, the process is exceedingly slow, with the average case taking over five years to adjudicate — a far cry from the 240-day deadline originally set by Congress for all adjudication decisions. Most people also need a lawyer in order to have any chance at getting federal vaccine injury compensation, which completely defeats the purpose of keeping vaccine injuries outside the traditional civil justice system.”

Azov_Battalion-MariupolRussian investigators assemble eastern Ukraine crimes evidence – from VeteransToday.com – “Russia’s Investigative Committee said on Friday it was ready to give “any international court” evidence it possessed on crimes committed against the civilian population of war-torn south-east Ukraine… Officials were dealing with 54 such cases, committee chairman Alexander Bastrykin told members of its board… ‘More than 100,000 people have been interrogated as part of the investigation,’ he said. ‘About 20,000 of them have been recognized as victims. We have a total of 2,500 volumes of evidence and the Investigative Committee is ready to hand them over to any international court.’.. ‘We are talking not only about the heads of city administrations and military authorities of Ukraine,’ he went on. ‘We are talking about particular perpetrators as well. I would like them to hear this… We know not only the names of commanders and leaders of various levels but also the names of pilots, artillerymen and snipers who committed crimes against civilians in Ukraine… Sooner or later, the hand of retribution will punish them, and they will be held accountable for their bloody deeds,’ Bastrykin said, adding that the committee was currently investigating several criminal cases in this category… ‘We also have defendants in individual criminal cases against whom charges have been brought. They are within our jurisdiction and investigative action will continue,’ he said, noting that details about these individuals could be made public in the near future.”

Greece’s Parliament Cannot Override the NO Vote. The Agreement with the Creditors is Illegal – by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, GlobalResearch.ca – “The Referendum was an outright  ”ritual of democracy”.  The Greek people were betrayed. On Monday morning, July 6, on the day following the referendum, Prime minister Tsipras put forth a 13 page draft proposal which included most of the demands of the creditors.  This proposal, which was drafted before the referendum in close consultation with the creditors was essentially intended to lead towards the acceptance of the creditors’ demands, namely to support the YES vote which was defeated in the July 5 Referendum… This about-turn had been carefully engineered. The Greek people were misled and deceived. PM Tsipras was “in bed with the creditors” while leading the No Campaign. He had made a deal with the creditors, he was in favor of accepting the demands of the creditors all along. The NO mandate of  the Greek people was meant to be ignored. And the decision to stall the implementation of the NO Vote was taken BEFORE the referendum… The July 6 post referendum document put forth by PM Tsipras on Monday 6 July was accepted in substance by the Troika. It was then endorsed by the Greek Parliament.”

Secret Space Program insider Corey Goode interviewed by David Wilcock – Multi-episode series on GaiamTV.com

Omni-Conscience – by Hugh Colmer, OpEdNews.com – “Is physics the best choice for understanding the individual mind, religion, behavior, culture, and human experience? Another alternative would be to create a Global Institution to study various human interests, including: history, comparative religion, physics, sociology, psychology, business, life sciences, cultural studies, spirituality, philosophy, education, cosmology, art, ecology, creativity, mythology, mysticism, and music- culminating into the field of study which Bernard Starr, Ph.D., founder, author and editor of a number of publications and books on psychology, aging and spirituality, has termed Omni-Conscience… Such an “institution” would ideally integrate areas of human interest both past and present. The study of consciousness would impartially offer what tools each critical arena has to offer, and how to use and apply them usefully. The challenge facing physics is whether or not science will let go of its suppression of a world devoid of meaning for centuries. The study of consciousness is long overdue and should be the most practical alternative to the current scientific model. At this stage of our evolution an integrative study of consciousness may prove to be the only solution to the increasing complexity of our survival.”

Ibuprofen-OMGPicked Out a Coffin Yet? Take Ibuprofen and Die – by Mike Whitney, InformationClearingHouse.info – “(According to FDA drug reviewer Ronald Kavanagh) “While I was at FDA, drug reviewers were clearly told not to question drug companies and that our job was to approve drugs. We were prevented, except in rare instances, from presenting findings at advisory committees. In 2007, formal policies were instituted so that speaking in any way that could reflect poorly on the agency could result in termination. If we asked questions that could delay or prevent a drug’s approval – which of course was our job as drug reviewers – management would reprimand us, reassign us, hold secret meetings about us, and worse. Obviously in such an environment, people will self-censor.” (Former FDA Reviewer Speaks Out About Intimidation, Retaliation and Marginalizing of Safety, Martha Rosenberg, Truthout)”

The clandestine mass surveillance network you’ve never heard of – from AcclaimedNews.com – “Proposals commissioned in 2013 have come to light which reveal that (Pakastani) ISI were calling for a comprehensive monitoring system which would track and monitor all international IP traffic and mobile communications data, including everything sent via broadband, WiFi and 3G networks. Not only did they request that this surveillance system be completely undetectable to users, but it must be suitable for network providers’ future expansion developments… This new report raises concerns about Pakistan’s laws which are insufficiently regulated to protect the rights to privacy of the country’s citizens. There have even been recent changes to legislation which allow officials to implement surveillance procedures on the mere suspicion of an offence being enacted.”

Obama-Telephone-n-PenConfiscation Is Coming: Obama To Issue Executive Order Targeting 4.2 Million Retirees With Massive Gun Ban – by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan.com – “Just when you thought they’ve tried every trick up their sleeves to disarm American citizens, the creative minds within the Obama administration have come up with a new idea… Because seizing firearms from veterans has been so successful, they figure they can give it a shot on a much more massive scale, and they’ll be using a Presidential Executive Order to make it happen… This time the President will be targeting 4.2 million Americans who are receiving Social Security benefits for disarmament…”

“Global Warming” Expedition Foiled by Record Ice – Arctic ice the worst it’s been in 20 years, according to (Canadian) Coast Guard – by Kit Daniels, PrisonPlanet.com – “The volume of Arctic sea ice has increased by 33% since 2013, although scientists who are funded to promote the government-driven “global warming” agenda are claiming the record ice is a freak occurrence… Their claim, however, runs contrary to satellite data showing there’s been no global warming for over 18 years… ‘For 222 months, since December 1996, there has been no global warming at all,’ weather researcher Lord Christopher Monckton reported. ‘[June’s] Remote Sensing System temperature – still unaffected by a slowly strengthening el Niño, which will eventually cause temporary warming – passes another six-month milestone, and establishes a new record length for the pause: 18 years 6 months.‘.. ‘What is more, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s centrally-predicted warming rate since its First Assessment Report in 1990 is now more than two and a half times the measured rate.’.. ‘On any view, the predictions on which the entire climate scare was based were extreme exaggerations,’ he added.” (emph. added)

Baby_MonitorScary Grid: Baby Monitor Hacked to Play ‘Eerie Music,’ Tell Parent ‘You Are Being Watched’ – by Melissa Dykes, ActivistPost.com – “Things like Nest home thermostat controls that can be remotely accessed via the Internet. Wi-Fi home security camera systems that would give a hacker the complete, real-time layout of your home and possessions. “Smart” appliances… everything from TVs with voice recognition software that spy on their owners to ovens with built-in cameras so people can record time lapses of cookies baking. Even China was caught bugging ordinary appliances like clothes irons in order to spy on Russian citizens… The bottom line? The smart grid will know everything about you from inside your home… The more you choose to spy on yourself, the more you will by spied upon.(emph. added)

Phony Claims About Syria Retaining Chemical Weapons – by Stephen Lendman, GlobalResearch.ca – “A feature Friday Wall Street Journal article headlined ‘Mission to Purge Syria of Chemical Weapons Comes Up Short.’.. The dubious source: US intelligence agencies complicit with the administration, State Department, other Washington agencies, Congress and go-along media scoundrels in vilifying Bashar al-Assad irresponsibly – spreading Big Lies about his activities, ignoring his responsible campaign to rid Syria of imported Islamic State and other terrorist groups operating as US proxies to oust him and his government, replacing it with a pro-Western puppet regime… The Wall Street Journal outrageously called Assad’s full cooperation with OPCW inspectors ‘a ruse part of a chain of misrepresentations by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to hide the extent of its chemical-weapons work.': ‘…US intelligence agencies have concluded that the regime didn’t give up all of the chemical weapons it was supposed to.’.. Despite evidence otherwise, they claimed Assad ‘controlled where inspectors went, what they saw and, in turn, what they accomplished…according to the inspectors and officials.’ ”

Donald_TuskEU Council President Donald Tusk Warns of Revolution in Europe – by Martin Armstrong, ArmstrongEconomics.com – “Polish EU Council President, Donald Tusk, was shocked by the fierce debate over the Greek bailout in the EU Parliament. He told the FT: ‘It was the first time that I have seen radical with such emotions. It was almost half the European Parliament. Therefore, I believe that no one is a political winner in this process, not even Germany.’.. The resentment within Europe is off the charts. We are witnessing the breakdown of the EU project. France is effectively calling for the surrender of all sovereignty to Brussels, and we have Germany demanding austerity and payment from the Greeks… With the turning point of the ECM is coming up in less than 90 days, we must be concerned that this could become the tipping point in Western history.”

Death of American democracy: Federal judge tells Hawaiians they have no right to ban GMOs – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway…said in her ruling that federal law preempts the Maui ordinance, as it is inconsistent with the Plant Protection Act… ‘It is a familiar and well-established principle that the Supremacy Clause invalidates state laws that interfere with or are contrary to federal law,’ Mollway wrote after first blocking enforcement of the law in March… Excepting a state’s historic police powers, ‘state laws can be preempted by federal regulations as well as by federal statutes,’ she wrote in her recent ruling… As reported by Courthouse News: ‘The Plant Protection Act gives the Secretary of Agriculture authority to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce of any plant, plant products, biological control organism, and noxious weed.’ ”

Erdogan-n-Obama-No_FlyTurkey, US agree on no-fly zone over Syria: Turkish Hurriyet daily – from PressTV.ir – “Turkey’s leaders had on Friday confirmed that a deal had been reached, and said it would enable the US to use the key Turkish Incirlik Air Base, which is located near Syria… However, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet said that the agreement also outlines a 90-kilometer (56 mile) no-fly zone between the Syrian towns of Marea and Jarabulus… Hurriyet said the no-fly zone would shield a planned safe zone on the ground that would extend up to 50 kilometers (31 miles) inside Syria… ‘US planes equipped with bombs and missiles will be able to use the Incirlik Air Base,’ and Turkey could back up their air raids with artillery, the newspaper wrote… Syrian warplanes would be targeted should they enter the no-fly zone, according to the report.”

Obama’s remarks on UK remaining in EU get hostile Eurosceptic reaction – No 10 downplays significance of US president’s comments as anti-EU politicians criticise his intervention – by Patrick Wintour and Andrew Sparrow, TheGuardian.com – “Patrick O’Flynn, the Ukip MEP, said Obama was ‘unwise to pressurise Britain to stay in the EU for America’s convenience. We need to look to our own national interest first.’ He also urged Cameron to recover Britain’s right to sign trade deals from the EU… Business for Britain said: ‘This is a high profile intervention, but may not be the boon that ‘in’ campaigners will be hoping it is. Foreign intervention in domestic issues rarely goes down well with the public, and a similar intervention in last year’s Scottish referendum didn’t have much of an impact.’.. ‘Perhaps the president should remember his words in 2013 when he recognised there were problems with Britain’s EU membership that needed to be fixed.’ ”

TROUBLE IN THE HOMELAND: Chattanooga’s Made-for-TV Terror Psychodrama – by Patrick Henningsen and Jay Dyer, 21stCenturyWire.com – “In our latest installment of theatre terror, another ‘assembly line’ shooting saw the manufactured media profile of the new threat is no longer the basement dwelling Adam Lanza “loner” character, but rather the happy, fairly well-adjusted teenager who is not even “on the terror radar” (whatever that means)… Last week’s Chattanooga tragedy…seems to have been conveniently overlaid on to a script that we have seen for years now – the ‘Islamic extremist’, working with, or “inspired by” cut-out organizations like Al Qaeda, or the new marketing image known as “ISIS”  – carries out another unlikely and seemingly ‘senseless’ act of violence… It’s a template that has become somewhat routine in America now. After the national media ‘ISIS-linking’ exercise came the tweets and hashtags, led by #ChattanoogaStrong… ‘Tonight, love and forgiveness and belief in one another was the theme, because that’s what “Chattanooga Strong” means,’ Mayor Andy Berke told local affiliate WDEF… Interestingly, all of the blanket media coverage from the day of the shooting was focused completely on the Marine Recruitment Office located at the strip Mall. This gave viewers the distinctly false impression that the victims were shot at the Mall – in a public space… The only evidence (of the Mall shooting) presented so far is eyewitness testimony from apparent bystanders – all of whom maintain that the shooter did not even leave his vehicle – which in itself makes it impossible for any of the said witnesses to ID the actual shooter as Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.”

 

 

Web Research Links for the week of 7/13/15:

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Tsipras-confrontedGREEK BAILOUT: An Act of Treason Against the People – by Shawn Helton & Michel Chossudovsky, 20thCenturyWire.com – “Tsipras led the “NO” campaign while having already decided that in the wake of the Referendum, he would say YES to the creditors and cave in to their demands. This is tantamount to an Act of Treason… ‘Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have to rush key measures on pension reforms, tax increases and a debt repayment fund through parliament. It will be a bruising process. Only then will bridging loans be released that will enable Greece to meet a payment to the European Central Bank next Monday.’.. In a telling report from Tovima, we learn that, ‘According to recent surveys conducted by Greek statistics authority ELSTAT on the income and living conditions, the Greek people appear to be disappointed with life and work, as 4 in 10 are unhappy with life, finances, work and their living environment. This rate increases to 6 out of 10 for people whose income is near or under the poverty line.’ “

Putin Leads BRICS Uprising – by Mike Whitney, CounterPunch.org – “Let’s cut to the chase: Leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) realize that global security cannot be entrusted to a country that sees war as a acceptable means for achieving its geopolitical objectives.  They also realize that they won’t be able to achieve financial stability as long as Washington dictates the rules, issues the de facto “international” currency, and controls the main levers of global financial power. This is why the BRICS have decided to chart a different course, to gradually break free from the existing Bretton Woods system, and to create parallel system that better serves their own interests. Logically, they have focused on the foundation blocks which support the current US-led system, that is, the institutions from which the United States derives its extraordinary power; the dollar, the US Treasury market, and the IMF. Replace these, the thinking goes, and the indispensable nation becomes just another country struggling to get by.”

Fighting the Russian and Chinese Community of Destiny: Did the US Try to Crash the China’s Market Because BRICS Launched the New Development Bank? – Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Strategic-Culture.org – The BRICS has begun to institutionalize itself and move beyond the stage of being a coordinating forum for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. China’s New Silk Road has gained traction while the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) became a reality in January 2015. Plus, after fifteen years, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is expanding… Eurasia is integrating and forming the nucleus of an alternative and rival world order. This has the policymakers in the Washington Beltway worried. While the prevented Ukraine from joining the EEU, the US and its allies did everything to undermine and mock the EEU when it was launched by Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Despite this, even before the Eurasian Economic Union’s first birthday, the EEU has made headway. It has already started the process of establishing free trade zones with Vietnam, Egypt, India, Iran, and South America’s Southern Common Market (Mercosur / Mercosul). Mercosur consists of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.”

Gotcher_ColorAre Private Companies Color Coding Your House For Law Enforcement? – by Amanda Warren, ActivistPost.com – “The crux of the problem here is that we are accepting that we are constantly viewed as “threats.” How can we continue to pay for that behavior and rely on it for help from those who are trained to view us something that might warrant eradication? It’s a complete contradiction. Not always, but enough to warrant an activist database in order to keep track of citizen deaths at the hands of police… The information is all in the favor of law enforcement, companies that profit on Big Brother behavior and the federal government, but with no benefit at all to us. Since this is due to our own ignorance and detriment, maybe it really is time to get better connected with friends and community to call in case of an emergency. And perhaps it’s time to be really brave and reach out to law enforcement too.”

Tax grab ‘undermines Magna Carta': New HMRC powers to raid accounts and ISAs ‘would cut out legal process’ – by Gerri Peev, DailyMail.co.uk – “A ‘hold notice’ will be issued to the individual but if they do not object in time, the Revenue then serves a deduction notice, forcing the bank to transfer the requested funds… Mr Hoare, a barrister at Field Court Chambers, argues that this treats individual property as the property of the state… He said: ‘The proposal itself is objectionable in principle. The greatest legacy of the Magna Carta is the principle that the executive is subject to the law as much as the people, and yet the direct recovery legislation places the Crown in a superior position to individuals and businesses in its rights to enforce debts.’ “

Cash_DyingCash is dying in the developing world – by Katie Collins, Wired.co.uk – “A lot of these two billion unbanked people have access to mobile phones, which are enabling people to access financial services for the first time. Even for people using a very basic feature phone, their mobile numbers becomes their bank account. In 2014 there were 103 million active mobile bank accounts, up from 30 million in 2012. ‘These are services that are truly transforming the economies of developing countries,’ says Ahmed. ‘These countries are becoming truly cashless.’..
M-Pesa in Kenya is the mobile banking service that everyone knows, but in fact these days there are 261 different services across the world and they enable in total around 480 million transactions per month.”

Putin-CoupRussian Politician Predicts U.S. Coup Ousting Putin Soon w/35min Video Interview – by Eric Zuesse, RINF.com – “Evgeny Fedorov, a member of Russia’s Duma or parliament, is predicting, in a half-hour video interview, that Russian President Vladimir Putin will be overthrown by a U.S. coup, within two years. He says that U.S. Government agents have passed word to Russia’s oligarchs, that they will benefit from the end of U.S. sanctions, and that any oligarchs who cooperate will not only enjoy privileged positions in the successor government, but, that if the plan fails, then they will be guaranteed in the U.S. a position of wealth and power that will match or exceed what they currently enjoy under Putin.”

Revelation of the Method, Predictive Programming and the Prime Directive – by ZenGardner.com – “Let me just say that such a concept of some sort of galactic code defies free will and would ultimately “outlaw” any and all rogue elements, just as we see acting in wanton diabolical ways in front of our faces every day. It may apply to some more advanced civilizations in some form, but we’re sure not seeing it on this planet. But I digress… My point here has to do with our responsibility as a race to wake up and respond to what’s happening to us and not lay back and wait for some far away cavalry to arrive and save humanity. That ploy has been successfully used for eons by debilitating religions and belief systems and is largely responsible for the mess our planet is in today. With that way of thinking just about anything or anyone can waltz in strutting some super powers and pull a few magic tricks and voilá – the pre-programmed, debilitated masses will jump for it, as has happened throughout history and we’re apparently being set up for right now.”

Dr_SieversDead Doctors: Now 8 Dead And Disappeared – Are Medicine’s Finest Being Assassinated? The Shocking Links! – by Deborah Dupre and AllNewsPipeline.com – “Adding to mysterious deaths and disappearances of three American holistic anti-vaccine doctors in one state over the past two weeks plus three Mexican doctors and their two employees recently disappeared, supposedly found dead in the back of a pickup on June 19, are two more doctors missing, possibly disappeared in the US. Earlier this year, another holistic doctor met an untimely death after months of pleading for help as a self-identified Targeted Individual, as reported by Deborah Dupré. It has emerged that most of these had at least one common link.”

BluBama-eMedicine as propaganda: Obama pushes doctors to brainwash patients about global warming – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “Why else – with all that the president has to concern himself with – would he bother trying to convince your family doctor to teach you about so-called global warming, especially when it’s not even an established fact but just a theory which no one seems capable of accurately predicting or proving (that is, not without changing or altering climate data)?.. ‘We also need doctors, nurses and citizens, like all of you,’ President Obama said in a taped speech presented to medical professionals gathered at the White House, ‘to get to work to raise awareness and organize folks for real change.’.. ‘The central message: doctors should warn their patients that global warming could make their health worse,’ The Daily Caller reported, citing information presented at the recent summit.”

Senate to Vote on Requiring Social Media to Report Suspicious Activity to Feds – by Kristen Anderson, ActivistPost.com – ““If it becomes law, their natural tendency will be to err on the side of reporting anything that might be characterized as ‘terrorist activity’ even if it is not. And their duty to report will chill speech on the Internet that relates to terrorism.” says Gregory Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology… Currently these sites remove questionable content as they are made aware of it. That means that if a user reports a post or a comment as a threat, Facebook, for example, investigates the report and then decides if they are going to remove it for breaking their terms of service, or if it can remain on the site. If YouTube users flag a video related to bomb making, YouTube may take it down. However, social media sites could soon be required to report these instances to Homeland Security and 17 other agencies. But the bill also requires social media to look for terrorist activity specifically. What does that mean exactly? Will they search for keywords? Will they monitor people who follow certain websites? Will they target people who speak certain languages or are located in specific areas of the world?”

Francis-Make_a_MessPope Calls on World Youth to Rise Up Against Global Capitalism – by Lauren McCauley, CommonDreams.org – ” ‘They wrote a speech for me to give you. But speeches are boring,’ Pope Francis said. ‘Make a mess, but then also help to tidy it up. A mess which gives us a free heart, a mess which gives us solidarity, a mess which gives us hope.’.. He also encouraged those present to look at their less fortunate peers, some of whom he met earlier in the day during a visit to the Banado Norte shantytown, and spoke of the connection between authentic liberty and responsibility and the necessity of fighting for the right to lead a dignified life… ‘We don’t want young weaklings. We do not want young people who tire quickly, who live life worn out with faces of boredom. We want youths with hope and strength,’ Francis told the crowd… Pope Francis’ South American visit comes just week after the release of his Papal Encyclical, which many hailed as a “radical statement,” in which he told leaders of the Catholic Church that there is a moral imperative for addressing climate change.” (emph. added)

What Assets Did Greece Just Hand Over To Europe: “Airports, Airplanes, Infrastructure And Most Certainly Banks” – by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com – “What are these assets? For the answer we go to the horse’s mouth, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who laid out the holdings of the proposed Greek privatization that would be sold off as follows: ‘it still is going to be an independent fund, valued at €50 billion which can be airplanes, airports, infrastructure and most certainly banks.’.. Bloomberg quotes the Eurogroup finmin president: ● They will be brought in with the target to privatize those in the coming years, but we will take our time for that. ● We then hope for proceeds of EU50 billion, but that will be clear later. ● The banks first have to be refinanced from this aid program, but after that I take it that they’re worth money and then we can sell them. ● The proceedings are aimed at lowering Greece’s national debt… In other words, Greece will be liquidated piecemeal to repay creditors. In even other words, the proceeds from the Third Greek Bailout will not only not reach the Greek people, but Greece will have to sell itself in pieces to top off the creditors’ funding needs.”

Gilad_Atzmon-captionEnd The Jewish Occupation Of The Solidarity Movement – by Gilad Atzmon, GiladAtzmon.co.uk – “The Jewish campaign against Alison Weir is further proof that we cannot anymore trust any group that operates politically under a Jewish banner. In The Wandering Who, I explained that the Jewish left is not the solution, it is at the heart of the problem: while Jews identifying with the Torah can form a totally innocent category, and Jews who merely identify with their Jewish ancestry also represent an innocent mind set; Jews who identify politically as Jews, whether Zionist or ‘anti’ are uniquely problematic. We are dealing with a category of people who are primarily attached to their tribal interests. These people should be encouraged to form their political groups and cherish their cultural heritage but cannot anymore be dominating  any universal call or campaign. For the simple reason that tribalism and universalism are like oil and water! They don’t mix at all.”

Obama just seized over one million acres of state land, claiming ownership by the federal government – by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com – “As the White House gushed, so, too, did a number of environmental groups who, like this president, have no regard for private and state-owned property and the chance for economic development that such designations take away from ordinary citizens… This was no lost on U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, who derided Obama for showing ‘complete disdain for Congress and the people of Nevada, California and Texas.’.. In a statement of his own, Bishop said: ‘Following the example of Jimmy Carter, the Obama Administration is using and abusing the Antiquities Act as a political weapon. The worst part is that the act doesn’t guarantee public input. In fact, the vast majority of monuments that have been created through the Antiquities Act were created with no public input whatsoever. The people in the counties deserve the right to continue their work on locally-driven land initiatives without threats like these hanging over their heads.”

VA-Arrest-for-silenceCop Arrests Videographer for Filming Him and Not Talking – from SputnikNews.com – ” ‘Sir?,’ the officer continues. ‘Sir, what are you doing? Can I get your ID from you please? Are you unable to talk?’.. A moment later, the office says ‘Sir, I need your ID. If you do not provide me with your ID, you’re going to be placed under arrest.’.. From the moment the officer first spoke to the man until the time he threatened to arrest him, only about 35 seconds had passed – during which the man filming the encounter didn’t say one word… When the officer calls for backup, the man filming the video remains silent as he turns and calmly walks down the street. After walking a short distance, the officer confronts the man, saying ‘Sir, you need to stop; you need to stop and provide your ID.’ “

Paul_Mason The end of capitalism has begun – “Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian” – by Paul Mason, TheGuardian.com – “Postcapitalism is possible because of three major changes information technology has brought about in the past 25 years. First, it has reduced the need for work, blurred the edges between work and free time and loosened the relationship between work and wages. The coming wave of automation, currently stalled because our social infrastructure cannot bear the consequences, will hugely diminish the amount of work needed – not just to subsist but to provide a decent life for all… Second, information is corroding the market’s ability to form prices correctly. That is because markets are based on scarcity while information is abundant. The system’s defence mechanism is to form monopolies – the giant tech companies – on a scale not seen in the past 200 years, yet they cannot last. By building business models and share valuations based on the capture and privatisation of all socially produced information, such firms are constructing a fragile corporate edifice at odds with the most basic need of humanity, which is to use ideas freely.” – Note: Very hard to know what Mason is driving at with this article. It seems significant because the Guardian showcased in their OpEd section. It does state some true-but-marginalized observations, yet doesn’t touch on how “we” can work to arrive at “Postcapitalism.”

Web Research Links for the week of 7/6/15:

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No_RespiratorsMonsanto Invests Billions In New Carcinogenic Herbicide To Replace RoundUp – from HealthFreedoms.org – “According to multiple reports, Monsanto was well aware that (Glyphosate) caused cancer for decades yet still continued to sell it… As we have been reporting over the past several months, glyphosate is now even banned in many areas as a result of these studies… According to Reuters, Monsanto is now dumping more than a billion dollars into a production facility that will distribute dicamba, the new chemical that will likely be replacing glyphosate… ‘Over the next decade … this holds the potential to further diversify our ag productivity segment and provide a source of growth longer term,’ Monsanto President Brett Begemann said in a statement… However, studies have indicated that exposure to dicamba increases the probability of lung and colon cancer.”

My Independence Day Open Letter to Government – by Bernie Suarez, ActivistPost.com – “So on this Independence Day please stop what you are doing and think. With the uncertainties we all face it’s good to remember why we do what we do. I still live in America because I believe in freedom. I understand the principles America was founded on and I believe these are principles that help humanity thrive. I still believe we have every reason to fight for and stand for these principles… Think about those before you who have given their lives or their freedom for the sake of freedom. Many within government itself have died or been imprisoned fighting for what they believed was the right thing to do and we should remember these people and be inspired by them… If, however, you feel that your only purpose on earth is to obey government and help government carry out tyranny and control, then realize you are on the wrong side of history. You have today to think about the topic. Think about freedom and what it can do for you. Do you think you can do that for one day?”

Malik_MitchellMedical Kidnapping in Chicago: DCFS Does Not Want You to Know What They are Doing to 3 Year Old Malik – from HealthImpactNews.com – “On May 13, Lakisha learned that she had been given a gag order by the court, and she was forbidden to speak her own grandchild’s name to the media or to discuss his case… Lakisha’s words to the public were as follows: ‘As of Wednesday 05.13.15 I have been given a court order that prohibits me from any further media interaction, interviews, photographers or any other postings regarding my child or the case none whatsoever, not even use of his name. I was told it was already effective as of 03.12.2015 I just wasn’t made aware of this. I was told this violates DCFS policy considering they have temporary custody of him. States they are his guardian & I do not have a right to do this.’.. Recently, Lakisha was allegedly compelled by the Cook County Juvenile Court to write to Health Impact News to request that we remove all references to Malik Mitchell from our website, including photos, his full name, address, and birthdate… Health Impact News, of course, will not comply with this request. We will not take down our coverage of this case, or other cases. Several Constitutional attorneys across the nation have spoken out against these gag orders issued by judges in Family or Juvenile courts in various states, calling them unconstitutional, and we have been encouraged to continue publishing these stories… It should be noted that in this case concerning 3 year old Malik, that neither the birth parents nor the grandparents who had legal custody, have been arrested or convicted of any crimes. Therefore, in this case, like many others we publish, we consider this State-sponsored kidnapping.”

GEORGE SOROS THREATENS RUSSIA & CHINA WITH WORLD WAR III – by Mike King, TomatoBubble.com – “The initial comments from “Don” Soros came during a conference at the World Bank… While Soros does not believe China would go directly after the United States, he claims that it’s possible the Chinese could come into conflict with a country (a puppet provocateur) that is allied with America: ‘If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war.’.. Translation: ‘Hey China, you’re gonna have problems with one of our military allies – maybe Japan, or perhaps Vietnam. My client (Rothschild) could make them disappear.’.. Soros then offers a way out for China (what a friend!). He would allow the Chinese currency, the yuan, to join the International Monetary Fund. That would allow the yuan to compete with the U.S. dollar as a potential global reserve currency. In return, the United States should require China to enact economic reforms. According to MarketWatch, Soros says that without such an agreement: ‘there is a real danger that China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of third world war becomes real, so it is worth trying.’

Governor_MoonbeamGovernor Jerry Brown BETRAYS California Residents, Ignores Geoengineering Causes Of Historic California Drought – from StateOfTheNation2012.com – “Jerry Brown has been governor of California since January of 2011, precisely when the drought began.  Quite curiously, he has taken up many other political issues with the fervor that many think he should have directed toward addressing the drought.  Instead, year after year has gone by with nary a peep from Sacramento – until 2015… Governor Brown has also received satellite imagery evidence conclusively documenting the role that HAARP technology has played in geoengineering the California drought.[1] Satellite images do not lie, and leave very little room for misinterpretation for those experienced meteorologists who know how to read them.  The Brown executive team has received this irrefutable scientific evidence and more.  Nevertheless, they have refused to address it in any official manner, and have chosen to ignore it after deliberate consideration… How does a state government properly function in a state where the weather is now completely unpredictable, except for those who really do control the weather?  Does the governor even consult with his chosen meteorologists during the ever-occurring disastrous weather events?  Does he ever convene his panel of climate experts to discuss the reasons for the new climatological trends criss-crossing the state?.. Therefore, it is highly advisable that a rigorous candidate search begin in earnest. Governor Brown must be removed from office with all deliberate speed before the state of California completely crashes and burns.”

Mandatory vaccination: California is ordering genetic alteration – by Jon Rappoport, JonRappoport.wordpress.com – ” ‘The first human trial based on this strategy — called immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. — is underway, and several new ones are planned.’.. ‘I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue, usually muscle.’.. Here is the punchline: ‘The viruses invade human cells with their DNA payloads, and the synthetic gene is incorporated into the recipient’s own DNA. If all goes well, the new genes instruct the cells to begin manufacturing powerful antibodies.’ ”

Putin-n-bin-SalmanIs Saudi-Russian oil alliance in the making?– from PressTV.ir – “Some experts are inclined to read much into the unusually high-level delegation from a country which has long been an ally and protectorate of the US… The visit came at a time when relations between Russia and the West, including the United States, are at the lowest ebb in recent years… The Saudi deputy crown prince, whose country is the biggest OPEC oil producer, traveled to attend St. Petersburg Economic Forum sponsored by a country which is a non-OPEC member and a potential rival… Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said cooperation with Russia ‘will lead to creating a petroleum alliance between the two countries for the benefit of the international oil market’.”

Saudi fighter jets continue bombing areas in Yemen, scores die – from PressTV.ir – “According to media outlets on Sunday, at least 43 people were killed and 70 others were injured in the Saudi air raids on a market in the northwestern province of Hajjah on Saturday night… Separately, Saudi warplanes bombed a munitions factory in the district of Saqayn in the Yemeni province of Sa’ada on Saturday, killing at least 23 people. They also targeted the area of Haydhan in the province, killing a woman and a child. A mosque was also bombed in Sa’ada… Meanwhile, UN agencies have reported a dire humanitarian situation in Yemen… (UN Spokesperson) Edwards said that there are more than 21 million people in need throughout Yemen, adding that there are also over one million internally displaced people in the country.”

Ratko_Mlodic-SrebrenicaUS, UK, France behind 1995 massacre of Bosnia Muslims: Report – from PressTV.ir – “According to declassified US cables, cited in a Saturday report by the UK-based daily The Guardian, details of the killings reached Western intelligence agencies and decision-makers soon after the carnage began on July 13, 1995… “CIA operatives watched almost ‘live’ at a satellite post in Vienna. From that day, spy planes caught what was happening. Standing men held by armed guards. Later pictures showed them lying in the fields, dead,” added the report, quoting one of the cables… The report quoted a senior US State Department official as saying that “all US partners were immediately informed,” but the slaughter went on with no attempts to deter the killers, or to locate the victims… All the decisions adopted by Western leaders prior to the massacre came with the clear knowledge that Serb leaders had pledged to uproot Muslims even if there was ‘blood up to their knees.’ ”

MH17 – The Methodology of an International Cover-Up – by Christof Lehmann, nsnbc.me – “Everything, including law, suggests that all parties are interested in denying investigative journalists access to verifiable, testable evidence… Numerous journalists, the author included, have made considerable efforts to elicit independently verifiable evidence from all of the involved parties. This includes mails and phone calls to relevant ministries in Ukraine, the USA, UK, Russia, Australia, Malaysia, and the Dutch Safety Board in The Netherlands… All requests to provide independently verifiable data have remained unanswered. That includes requests for a certified copy of radar data released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, certified copies of communications between Ukrainian Air Traffic Controllers and the flight crew on board the downed Boeing 777-200, and not least a certified copy of the Comma Separated Variable (CSV) file from the downed Boeing 777-200’s flight data recorder.”

Tel_Aviv-Gas_ProtestHundreds in new Tel Aviv protest over US-Israeli natural gas deal – from RT.com – “America’s Noble Energy and Israel’s Delek Group, in the event of the deal, will get access to the Tamar and Levianthan offshore sites – something the people say is tantamount to “robbery,” The Times of Israel reported… The pair also wants access to two smaller, recently-discovered reserves… Last year, the two were branded a de facto monopoly by Israel’s Antitrust Commissioner David Gilo, who has since resigned over the issue… Critics of the deal argue that, once approved, the deal could establish a monopoly over natural gas without any sufficient oversight and would result in increased prices for Israeli consumers… The situation started with the energy companies finding an exorbitant amount of natural gas and beginning to invest hugely into developing the offshore reserves. But Israel then quickly backtracked and started setting up committees to monitor the profits and setting up additional hoops for the companies to jump through. ”

The CIA: long-range planning for a drugged and debilitated society – by Theodore, NoMoreFakeNews.com – “If you examine the full range of psychiatric drugs developed since 1955, you’ll see that a number of them fit the CIA’s agenda. Speed-type chemicals, which addle the brain over the long term, to treat so-called ADHD. Anti-psychotic drugs, to render patients more and more dependent on others (and government) as they sink into profound disability and incur motor brain damage. And of course, the SSRI antidepressants, like Prozac and Paxil and Zoloft, which produce extreme and debilitating highs and lows—and also push people over the edge into committing violence… These drugs drag the whole society down into lower and lower levels of consciousness and action.”

Brz-They_LiveTechnocratic Elite Domination via Mind Control and Mass Surveillance: Brzezinski Called It 45 Years Ago  (w/video) – by Melissa Dykes – (Catherine Austin) Fitts said she was so frightened by hearing a conversation she was never authorized to hear, that she threw out her TV for good. She further warns that the television is not the only media device that uses these techniques – and by now, surely more advanced techniques – to persuade consumers, quell opposition and encourage the status quo. Other media devices are also “compromised,” Fitts says, so users should be aware of its affects on cell phones, radios, the Internet… What do those advanced techniques look like today? This doesn’t even consider, say, extremely low frequency wave weapons whose study began under the CIA’s project MKUltra and have no doubt transcended into something nightmarish in modern times. This is before we get to issue of targeted individuals or whether or not we are literally living in the movie They Live.

Nuclear Chemist Publishes Paper Detailing: “Aluminum Poisoning of Humanity via Geoengineering” – by Arjun Walia, HumansAreFree.com – “Dr. Marvin Herndon, PhD., a nuclear chemist, geochemist, and cosmochemist – most noted for deducing the composition of the inner core of Earth as being nickel silicide, not partially crystallized nickel-iron metal – has published a groundbreaking paper in the peer-reviewed journal Current Science (Indian Academy of Sciences) titled ‘Aluminum poisoning of humanity and Earth’s biota by clandestine geoengineering activity: implications for India.’.. The paper goes on to discuss and cite publications which have detected heavy metals like aluminum, barium, strontium, and more in rainwater, fly ash, and more. For example, during the period between July 2011 and November 2012, 73 rainwater samples were collected and analysed for aluminum and barium; 71 were collected from 60 different locations in Germany, 1 from France, and 1 from Austria… Aluminum was detected in 77% of the rainwater samples, there was also a very high barium concentration and a very high Strontium concentration… It also discusses how these concentrations of metals are not the result of natural phenomenon, like volcanic explosions, for example.”

Eurozone-Yields-7-7-15First Was A Head Fake—–Next Comes Einen Shitschturm – by David Stockman, DavidStockmansContraCorner.com – “So put an honest interest rate—–say 6% on a country that has been a chronic deadbeat for two centuries——-on its current $350 billion of fiscal debt and the pro forma interest computation rounds out to 10% of GDP. It is doubtful that even Art Laffer would claim Greece could grow out from under that kind of financial albatross… So the real red line is very simple. Above all else, 61% of the Greek public voted for relief from the onerous debt that has been imposed upon them by the troika and faithless Greek politicians in Athens. If they don’t get an outright haircut in excess of $100 billion, Greek democracy will remain permanently indentured to its troika paymasters… Yet is there an iota of chance that the other 18 Eurozone nations plus the IMF will agree to a meaningful and honest “haircut”  during the next 48 hours that Angela Merkel has allotted for reaching a new deal or a Grexit?  Well, for starters, her iron-fisted finance minister has just averred that a discount on the EFSF debt is actually “prohibited” by the EU treaties… End of discussion.”

Marijuana Legalization 2015: PTSD And Cannabis — Can Researchers Cut Through The Politics To Find Out Whether Weed Works? – by Joel Warner, IBTimes.com – “Eventually, a friend suggested he try smoking marijuana before bed, instead of washing down his pain pills with a six pack of beer. The relief, says Stiegelman, was immediate. ‘The rage wasn’t there anymore,’ he says. ‘It helped with the stabbing pains and relaxed my back spasms, and it helped me think clearly and stay in tune with my body.’ But when his doctors learned he was using marijuana, Stiegelman says they cut him off from the pharmaceuticals he’d been prescribed, causing him to buy pain meds on the black market for years until he kicked the habit. ‘They told me I was violating my narcotics contract, so they had the right to remove me from all of my narcotics,’ he says. ‘The VA would give me six medications in three bags, but because I took medical marijuana to stop some of the effects of the other medications, they said I was a drug addict.’ ”

Jim_Marrs-Pop_ControlNew book ‘Population Control’ by Jim Marrs exposes the real story behind four prominent doctors linked to the autism debate – by Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com – “The phenomenal new book explores how the G.O.D. syndicate — the “global monopoly of Guns, Oil, and Drugs” — is destroying America. I haven’t yet read the book, but knowing that it comes from Jim Marrs is all I need to know. Marrs is one of the last remaining true investigative journalists in America today. He’s fearless, thorough and highly intelligent. He brings to his writings a vast knowledge of history, true conspiracies, corruption and collusion throughout government and industry… Nobody on the planet can put together a book like Jim Marrs. That’s why we’re honored to run an excerpt from his book (below).”

US Preparing Coup to Prevent Greece from Falling Under Russian Influence – by Kurt Nimmo, PrisonPlanet.com – “Nuland and the United States may be working closely with Greek military to foment a coup following the historic “No” vote in a referendum of the demands of the banksters… She is notorious for her role in the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine and it now appears she has been assigned for a repeat in Greece. Helmer writes that when Nuland: ‘…visited Athens to issue an ultimatum against breaking the anti-Russian sanctions regime, and the Anglo-American think-tanks followed with warnings the Russian Navy is about to sail into Piraeus, the object of the game [became] clear. The line for Operation Nemesis has been that Greece must be saved, not from itself or from its creditors, but from the enemy in Moscow.’.. Russia is reportedly prepared to help Greece as it battles the banksters on Wall Street and Brussels. It is believed a Greek exit from the eurozone will move the country closer to Russia and deepen divisions within NATO.”

Poroshenko-Weapons-from-AbuDhabbiNATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev – by Finian Cunningham, InformationClearingHouse.info – “The Kiev regime’s new contract with the UAE for military weapons supply is thus a front for NATO supplying weapons to Ukraine. Conveniently for Western governments, the arrangement tends to obscure a NATO link in the eyes of their public, but only superficially… That bodes badly for the shaky ceasefire that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin helped broker earlier this month. Putin has already deprecated the continuing hostile attitude of Poroshenko and other Kiev leaders, who routinely accuse Russia of aggression and talk with bravado of fighting a «total war». Washington and the EU are indulging this inflammatory rhetoric with renewed sanctions on Moscow and laying the blame for the conflict on Russia… While Western taxpayers bail out the Kiev regime with a $40 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund, the junta is evidently using the money to go on a weapons spree and to crank up its NATO-supplied war machine. The UAE weapons sales deal is just a backdoor for NATO to embark on further warmongering in Ukraine and toward Russia.”

Wave of homeschooling sweeps California: Public schools poison minds of children while SB 277 poisons their bodies – by Jonathan Benson, NaturalNews.com – “Prior to the bill’s passage, a number of California parents vowed to pull their children out of school if it was enacted. Dr. Robert Sears, a pediatrician from Capistrano Beach, told The Orange County Register following SB 277’s signing into law by Gov. Brown that he expects a huge exodus from the conventional education system as parents opposed to vaccines seek greener pastures… ‘[We] will see a big shift in children leaving schools for homeschooling,’ stated Dr. Sears to the Register. ‘And families will group together in co-ops to educate their kids.’.. As an added benefit, these same children will avoid being brainwashed in California public schools, which the San Jose Mercury News reported back in 2013 rank the third-worst in the nation for both math and reading.”

Viral_particlesHerd Immunity vs. Viral Shedding: Who’s Infecting Whom? – by Makia Freeman, FreedomArticles.ToolsForFreedom.com – “Remember, in addition to containing viruses that can shed, vaccines are full of toxic adjuvants (including aborted fetal tissue) which are provably carcinogenic (like the cancer-causing monkey virus SV-40) or at the very least highly harmful. We know the “scientific evidence” has being infiltrated by industry-funded studies and that the peer-review process has been hijacked… A vaccine’s ability to lead to viral shedding, group infection, genetic mutation of you and genetic mutation of your future offspring turns the false idea of vaccine-induced herd immunity on its head. The question was asked: who is infecting whom? The evidence would strongly suggest that it is the vaccines and the vaccinated who are causing the problem and spreading the disease.”

Government thugs arrest, strip-search innocent parents because son played basketball in backyard for 90 minutes – by L.J. Devon, NaturalNews.com – “In court, the 11-year-old spoke up to the judge, pleading to come home… According to the mother, ‘He [her son] went back there and spoke to the judge for about ten minutes. And then the judge came out and called the two lawyers to the bench and talked to them for about 10 or 15 minutes. And with that, our lawyer came to us and said that if we admitted that we didn’t know that it was wrong [for our son] to stay in the backyard, but that we know now that it’s wrong and we will never let it happen again, and that we will explain this to our son, he would let the children come with us.’.. At the end of their wits, the parents decided to comply with the judge’s orders, and the case was closed.” (emph. added) – Please, sir, may I have another?

Michael_Snyder10 Very Strange Things That Have Happened In Just The Past Few Weeks – by Michael Snyder, ActivistPost.com, “After several years of relative calm, could it be possible that the second half of 2015 will usher in a time of chaos and confusion on a worldwide scale? Personally, I have never been more concerned about a period of time as I am about the last six months of 2015. And if I am right, what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. The following are 10 very strange things that have happened in just the past few weeks…”

Study shows vaccines harm underweight newborns; researchers conclusively deny their own science – by Ethan A. Huff, NaturalNews.com – “”Immunization of extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is associated with adverse events, including fever and apnea or bradycardia, in the immediate postimmunization period,” wrote the authors. ‘These adverse events present a diagnostic dilemma for physicians, leading to the potential for immunization delay and sepsis evaluations.’.. One might assume that such findings would prompt the medical community to take a closer look at vaccine safety, particularly in babies who are born at less than one-third the average birth weight. But why would they when science itself isn’t even honest about the repercussions of vaccination, denying that it comes with any risks at all?.. After admitting that vaccinating ELBW babies increases the risk of seizures, sepsis and death, this is what the authors of the JAMA Pediatrics had to say in conclusion: ‘Our findings provide no evidence to suggest that physicians should not use combination vaccines in ELBW infants.’ ”

Irregular heartbeat of the Sun driven by double dynamo – by Dr. Robert Massey – Phys.org – “It is 172 years since a scientist first spotted that the Sun’s activity varies over a cycle lasting around 10 to 12 years. But every cycle is a little different and none of the models of causes to date have fully explained fluctuations. Many solar physicists have put the cause of the solar cycle down to a dynamo caused by convecting fluid deep within the Sun. Now, Zharkova and her colleagues have found that adding a second dynamo, close to the surface, completes the picture with surprising accuracy… ‘We found magnetic wave components appearing in pairs, originating in two different layers in the Sun’s interior. They both have a frequency of approximately 11 years, although this frequency is slightly different, and they are offset in time. Over the cycle, the waves fluctuate between the northern and southern hemispheres of the Sun. Combining both waves together and comparing to real data for the current solar cycle, we found that our predictions showed an accuracy of 97%,’ said Zharkova… Looking ahead to the next solar cycles, the model predicts that the pair of waves become increasingly offset during Cycle 25, which peaks in 2022. During Cycle 26, which covers the decade from 2030-2040, the two waves will become exactly out of synch and this will cause a significant reduction in solar activity.(emph. added)

Americans With Retirement Accounts Beware: If Our Government Does What China Just Did You’ll Be Wiped Out – by Mac Slavo, ActivistPost.com – “The pension selling ban comes just days after China moved to curtail margin calls in a similarly ridiculous attempt to stop the bleeding by simply making selling against the rules… The Chinese economy is heavily intertwined with the U.S. economy. While no evidence of such exists, we’ll suggest that not only was the U.S. government aware of what the Chinese were about to do, but they likely advised them to do so in the name of saving the global economy… If you are a pensioner or have a retirement account in the United States, then this should be a huge wake up call… When it hits the fan – and it will – the government will stop at nothing to ensure its survival and the survival of the mega-banks with which it conglomerates.”

Malaysian_Slave_CampObama Administration Makes Malaysia Slavery Problem For TPP Disappear – by Dave Johnson, OpEdNews.com – “According to news reports, the Obama administration found an easy — and extremely cynical — fix: just change Malaysia’s rating to a “tier 2.” Problem solved. But human rights groups, labor and members of Congress are “outraged,” “shocked” and “deeply disturbed.” They are trying to warn the State Department off from doing this… One of the sticking points with TPP has been Malaysia’s ‘widespread forced labor and worker abuse.’ The State Department’s Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report was supposed to be released in June but was delayed. Now it appears the Obama administration might be solving the problem by changing the TIP rating of Malaysia to a “Tier 2″ even though there is little change in Malaysia’s actual performance… Human trafficking? Slavery? Sex slaves? People kept in cages? Mass graves? Abuse of workers? No problem. Just tell the State Department to ignore it. If this happens the Obama administration will undermine the integrity of our country’s human rights efforts to increase the profit and power of a few giant multinational corporations.”

The Secrecy of Torture: What Happens When Survivors’ Memories Are “Declassified”? – by Adam Hudson, InformationClearingHouse.info – “After 9/11, Jessen and Mitchell were contracted by the CIA to develop an interrogation program, and the two psychologists reverse-engineered SERE techniques into torture tactics used by the CIA.. One person who knows Jessen and Mitchell is Capt. Michael Kearns, a retired US Air Force intelligence officer who also taught SERE, and he is appalled at his former colleagues’ use of the program in developing the CIA torture techniques. Kearns told Truthout, ‘SERE is a program for teaching survival and should never allow … ‘gross uncorrected failure,’ while Dr Bruce Jessen’s ‘Exploitation Plan’ (which has yet to be declassified) was exactly the opposite – exploitation at its worst.’.. Meanwhile, the architects of the program stood to gain significantly by its implementation. ‘Worst of all,’ Kearns said, ‘Mitchell, Jessen and Associates profited handsomely in this brutality.’ In March 2005, during their contract with the CIA, Jessen and Mitchell formed a consulting firm called Mitchell, Jessen & Associates. The CIA paid the company $81 million for its services. That does not include the money the CIA gave Jessen and Mitchell for their torture expertise before they formed the company and were paid a daily rate.”

Gadsden-ConfederateHate Crime? Professor calls for arresting Americans who display Confederate flag – by Alex Thomas, Intellihub.com – “In a piece published by the clickbait rag Salon.com, Nick Bromell, a professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, calls for a new law that would classify displaying the Confederate flag a hate crime… ‘It is a fine thing that the Confederate flag will no longer fly above the South Carolina state capitol,’ wrote Bromell. ‘But displaying the Confederate flag anywhere is, at bottom, an act of hate. It should be recognized as such, and punished as a hate crime.’.. That’s right, the new “free and equal” America imagined by the left will apparently include citizens being sent to jail for displaying a piece of history.”

The Great Unbinding Part 1 – by Derryl Hermanutz, OpEdNews.com – “Banks issue money as linked pairs of positive and negative numbers: money and debt. Some people end up owning all the money; other people and their governments end up owing all the debt. The low priests of the marketplace blame moral sinners for their debts. But within this credit/debt monopoly money system that creates money and debt as “linked pairs”: without the debts of sinners, there would be no money for winners… Winners use their bank-created money to buy the world from the debt-bound sinners who built up the physical industrial infrastructure of the world with their genius and their sweat. The proceeds from sale of the world to winners is not enough to pay off the sinners’ debts, so they remain in eternal debt bondage to the winners… Ok, not “eternal”. Debtors don’t owe their soul to the company bank. Tennessee Ernie Ford and the fictional Dr. Faust notwithstanding, souls are not mortgagable assets. Death will free debtors from their chains. But their children still “owe” their debts. And then their children. Until the end of the world. Or the end of banksterism. Whichever comes first.”

Staged ISIS Beheading Video Hacked from McCain StafferPosted by Gordon Duff, VeteransToday.com (article LINK)

The New Siege of Crimea – by Thomas de Waal, NationalInterest.org – “The influx of cash has had some impact. Russian authorities say they have brought pensions and government salaries in Crimea up to the Russian average (appreciably higher than in Ukraine). But they cannot compensate for a steep drop in tourism since the annexation or for huge logistical problems in supplying Crimea with the essential goods it needs… The economic siege looks likely to make the plight of Crimeans more miserable. The danger for the Kyiv government and its Western friends is that it may also make them more hostile to Ukraine and dependent on Russia. A point will have been proved, but Crimea may be lost.”

Portugal’s Experiment in Drug Decriminalization Has Been a Success – by Mark Thornton, WakingTimes.com – “Decriminalization is just one baby step away from the war on drugs, and drug smugglers and dealers are still sought out and punished. Individuals are only permitted to possess very small amounts of illegal drugs without being punished as a dealer. Under current laws, you can still be arrested and sent to counselors, but you do not face imprisonment unless you are an uncooperative multiple offender… While certainly not ideal, decriminalization has straightforward benefits over complete prohibition. First, otherwise law-abiding citizens will not be criminalized for possessing illegal drugs. Second, drug addicts will be more likely to seek professional help when government treats addiction as a medical rather than criminal problem. Third, the police will have more resources to address real crimes and possibly to provide subsidies for drug treatment programs…”

 

 

UN Agenda 21 Still Advancing Worldwide

UN Agenda 21 Still Advancing Worldwide

“We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order — a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful — and we will be — we have a real chance at this new world order, an order in which a credible United Nations can use its peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders.” – G.H.W. Bush Speaking at start of first Gulf War, 1991

What is Agenda 21? — Quoting from the UN website: “Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”(sic)

equity-environment-economy-350Many have said that Agenda 21 is now outdated policy that’s fallen into neglect. This is far from true. For example, among many other things, the slow-motion train wreck of our ongoing world economic collapse supports UN Agenda 21, and the UN conference on “Post-2015 Sustainability Agenda” coming this September is a clear reiteration. Apologists say that Agenda 21 is only “Soft Law,” a policy that has no teeth. But they’re lying. In 20 years, through stealth implementation, this plan has become embedded in local policies all over the United States. It’s called Sustainable Development. Wherever you see it you’ll find “The 3 E’s:” ecology, economy, equity. In the upcoming UN conference, where the Jesuit Pope Francis will be appearing to promote his recent encyclical, they’re being called “People, Planet and Prosperity.”

Agenda 21 emerged full-blown from the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) aka The Rio Summit, in 1992. 16 to 17 thousand “delegates,” who were somehow given official status as officers of the UN, travelled from all over the world to take part in an 11 day party in Rio De Janeiro, where they were presented with Agenda 21, The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio, a more than 300 page document that they were asked to approve, though it seems unlikely that many of them could have had time to even read it. Unsurprisingly, they voted to accept it, and it was suddenly official United Nations policy for the world.

I recently spoke with a delegate to Rio from Santa Cruz, who took exception to the way I’ve characterized the Rio Summit above. After more than 20 years, she entirely believes that the document was created by agreement at Rio, that its ideas and principles are unimpeachable, and that it has only been improved on since then. This is the genius behind the ways this program of worldwide social engineering has been rolled out, as well-meaning people are enrolled as supporters through poetic-sounding but fuzzy phrases, pledges of concern for the masses of humanity, and clever misdirection.

In fact, the Agenda 21 document was largely a creation of Maurice Strong, a mysterious man with a double-tracked career as both a high official at the UN, and as a billionaire financial insider extracting the Earth’s resources in the petroleum and mining industries. Strong first took the world stage prominently as “Secretary General,” a title the UN, for whatever reasons, adopted directly from communist and socialist organizations, of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972.

Strong’s very scant bio on Wikipedia says that he “met a leading UN official in 1947 (when Strong was just 18) who arranged for him…to serve as a junior security officer at the UN headquarters in Lake Success, New York” (before the new UN building was built on land donated by the Rockefellers in Manhattan). Just one year later, Strong became a trainee in a high-powered brokerage in Canada, “where he took an interest in the oil business,” and was transferred to an office in “the Alberta oil patch.” There he was quickly hired as an assistant to an oil-industry leader, Jack Gallagher — All while maintaining his connections at the UN.

In 1971, before the conference in Stockholm, Strong commissioned a report on the state of the planet, entitled “Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet”. The report summarized the findings of 152 leading experts from 58 countries in preparation for that first UN meeting on the environment. This was the world’s first “state of the environment” report. Following the Conference, Strong became the Chairman of the new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), until 1975, and served as a member of the Brundtland Commission (below).

The 1972 conference was followed by several other major conferences as well as sets of meetings all over the world laying out the shape of this emerging globalist agenda. Despite the elusive nature of this long process and the ways it’s remained under the radar of the mainstream media, it has somehow remained on track with constant reiterations. In 1976 there was the UN Conference on Human Settlements which produced a Declaration containing 26 principles concerning the environment and development, an Action Plan with 109 recommendations, and a Resolution.

Here is an excerpt from the Conference Preamble: “Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market.  Private land ownership is also the principle instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, and therefore, contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes

This preamble is followed by 65 pages of very specific land use recommendations. Among the many recommendations are: A-1) Redistribute population in accord with resources, D-1) Government must control the use of land to achieve equitable distribution of resources, D-2) Control land use through zoning & land-use planning, D-3) Excessive profits from land use must be recaptured by government, D-4) Public ownership of land should be used to exercise urban and rural land reform, and D-5) Owner rights should be separated from development rights which should be held by a public authority.

Then, in the fall of 1983, the 38th Session of the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to create a commission “to propose long-term environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development to the year 2000 and beyond” (emphasis added). Gro Harlem Brundtland, former (and later) Prime Minister of Norway and Vice President of the Socialist International (sometimes called “the cradle of globalism”) was appointed to chair the commission. In her forward to Our Common Future, the 400 page report from what would become known as The Brundtland Commission, she wrote, ” ‘ A global agenda for change’ – this was what the World Commission on Environment and Development was asked to formulate. It was an urgent call by the General Assembly of the United Nations…” With this conference, the term “sustainable development” first appeared.

It’s from this long-term plan which emerged 20 years before the 1992 Rio Summit, that the many seemingly friendly terms such as Sustainability, Smart Growth, Resilient and Walkable Communities, and High Density Urban Mixed-Use Development come. It seems like no one had never heard these phrases 10 years ago but that now they’re everywhere we look. Among other key terms are: Equity, Affordable housing, Consensus, Social Justice, Human Settlements, Watershed, Facilitator, Best Management Practices, Outcome Based Education. Habitat Restoration, Quality of life, Benefit of all, Public/Private Partnerships, Common good, Collaborative, Inter-disciplinary, Stakeholder, School to Work, Visioning, and the all-important Regional. If you see these terms, particularly in combinations, you can be sure you’re looking at language dedicated to implementing this agenda.

In 1992, 172 governments attended the Rio Summit, with 116 sending heads of state. There were also 2,400 people from UN-connected NGO’s. Then President George HW Bush was there on Prince Charles’ yacht, where he signed the Agenda 21 document with absolutely no legal standing to do so.

In 1993, shortly after Bill Clinton took office, Nancy Pelosi helped, with 33 original cosponsors, to introduce legislation “to implement Agenda 21.” The bill passed the house, but was stopped in the Senate. But with clearly international pressure to advance the program, in June 1993 Democrat Clinton created The President’s Council on Sustainable Development which has placed Sustainability Officers in every federal department and agency since then. This has resulted in administrative regulations enforcing Agenda 21 policies as (possibly fraudulent) hard law, and in huge distortions in federal funding that have forced States to adhere to federal dictates.

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An international treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), was also presented at the Rio Summit for signing, and was eventually brought to the U.S. Senate for ratification in 1994. At first, it looked like it would pass, but at the last hour, text from a book Global Biodiversity Assessment (GBA), which was not to be published for another year and a half, was leaked to staff of Senators, along with the now well-known Biodiversity Wildlands Map, which showed graphically the plan to move Americans off the land and into dense “human settlement zones.” The Convention wasn’t ratified, while the MSM reported that the GBA book did not exist. Congress has, so far, refused to implement Agenda 21 as policy for the United States of America. But it has been advanced by Presidential edicts.

The End of Natural Property Rights — UN policy on “land” has been clear since the 1976 Conference on Human Settlements. Its preamble on land quoted above continues:

“Social justice, urban renewal and development, the provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole.

“Public control of land use is therefore indispensable to its protection as an asset and the achievement of the long-term objectives of human settlement policies and strategies.”

This makes obvious the position of the UN policy makers that private property is now to be considered as a social asset to be controlled by “the public.” The exact nature of this public is, however, not clear. The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution says, “No person shall… be deprived of… property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” But the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 17 Sec 2 says, “Property shall not be arbitrarily taken.” This is a crucial difference. Somehow “the public” can take private property from you, as long as it’s not done “arbitrarily.”

Santa Cruz County seems to have been targeted for early implementation of Agenda 21. Two years before Agenda 21 was unveiled in 1992, the voters of the County passed Measure C, “The Decade of the Environment ” containing many of the key tenets of the UN Program, and which has been reaffirmed every ten years by the Board of Supervisors, and is reported on regularly by the Planning Department.

Cover-SC_County-Local_A21-bThe Supervisors also fell into step with the Agenda in 1993-94 when they “officially approved the process” of the “Sustainable Santa Cruz: Local Agenda 21″ 100-page planning guide created by Action-Santa Cruz County and the Santa Cruz Chapter of the United Nations Association. This type of document was directly called for in Agenda 21 itself — In Chapter 28, “Local Authorities Initiatives,” the first objective listed is “(a) By 1996, most local authorities in each country should have undertaken a consultative process with their populations and achieved a consensus on ‘a local Agenda 2I’ for the community…” Of course, this directive was unknown in most of the rest of the U.S.

In our society the direct taking of peoples’ properties is, so far, unacceptable to most people. What has happened instead, certainly in Santa Cruz, is the use of permitting processes, zoning and taxation, including the infamous “Red Tags,” to gradually take away the productive use of their land from property owners without compensation. Though a relatively small county, Santa Cruz has, after LA County, the second-largest planning department in the State. There are currently thousands of red tags on record here, and, according to some counts, hundreds of owners have been forced off their properties, which have, in many cases, been transferred to insider “Private Partners” through practices many say are corrupt. Frequently, after the new owner appears, zoning is changed or permits are issued for new uses.

It is getting increasingly hard to get permits for single family homes, while permitting is easier to get for “High Density, Mixed Use” (typically floors of small apartments above retail spaces of questionable utility – AKA “Stack n’ Pack” housing). The Santa Cruz Supervisors are in the process of creating a new tax to fund this high-density “Low Income” housing through an “Affordable Housing Assessment” on all new construction, including additions, in the County. This will raise the cost of building a house by perhaps tens-of-thousands of dollars.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives — or ICLEI (pronounced Ick-ly) is a UN NGO that had it’s founding meeting in 1990 in the General Assembly chamber at the UN building in Manhattan. ICLEI staff wrote one of the chapters of the Agenda 21 document, under the direction of Maurice Strong. Santa Cruz City and County have both been members of ICLEI since its inception, though this has been made as obscure as possible by local officials over time. ICLEI works to bring top-down policies from the UN globalist agenda to local communities under the guise of being guided by its membership.

ICLEI was directly involved in the creation of California bills AB 32 and SB 375, mandating severe ongoing restrictions on our “greenhouse gas emissions” in the name of the heavily-pushed and yet highly questionable theory of “global warming” caused by CO2. ICLEI was then hired by hundreds of cities and counties in California to help them draft the “Climate Action Plans” mandated to help reach the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals set in AB 32. This is a serious conflict of interest violation by this formal arm of the UN.

Regionalism — Regional “governance” is a concept that has been advancing in the U.S. since World War II. Regionalism has been extended across America primarily through executive presidential action, including Nixon’s creation of multi-state Federal Regions, and through confusing provisions of Congressional “Acts” which require the action of Regional Planning Agencies or Councils of Government (COG’s) in order to secure the more and more essential federal funding needed for major public works. Regional Agencies are composed of appointed officials from all levels of local government, and are not subject to direct input by voters. Our local COG is the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), founded in 1968, two years after the U.S. Model Cities Act set up the framework for AMBAG to be a funding conduit.

The COG for the nine Bay Area Counties is ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments. ABAG, is working with ICLEI to create the “One Bay Area” program. One Bay Area is a major initiative to promote the top-down plan to implement Agenda 21 around the San Francisco Bay. This plan for a region containing 7.5 million people, is designed to entirely remake the region in the image of Smart Growth, high-density housing and government transportation planning.

Over the next 20 years 630,000 new residential units are projected by ABAG. ALL residential construction specified by the plan is be multi-family housing. 80% of this housing must be within ½ mile of the plan’s designated “transit corridors” (permits will not be granted outside these zones). One corridor, the El Camino Real, running from San Jose to San Francisco, will be transformed into a series of government controlled Stack ‘n Pack smart growth developments. The plan is that all private vehicles will be banned from what is to then be called “The Grand Boulevard.” Through the ABAG COG, the federal government has committed more than 300 billion, mostly highway tax dollars to this “Plan Bay Area.”

Locally, something similar but more modest is being proposed under the newly rechristened “Sustainable Santa Cruz County” Regional Transportation Plan, where the eventual centerpiece will be a widened “Soquel Drive Corridor” from Dominican Hospital to Aptos, where hundreds of units of Stack n’ Pack housing will be built, close to planned public transit to include the much ballyhooed “Rail Trail” and possible train service. As part of enrolling us into this planned “sustainable” development, public “consensus” meetings have been held regularly by the Planning Department and Sustainable Santa Cruz County for the last few years.

Recent Advances in the Globalist Programs for Sustainable Development — In 2015 we are seeing two major events to promote and re-energize global population control, and a very curious confluence of globalist social engineering and the Roman Papacy. From Sept. 25 to 27 the UN will be holding its “Post-2015 Sustainability Agenda” conference at its New York headquarters, accompanied by an appearance of Pope Francis doing a formal presentation of his monumental ecologist encyclical “Laudato Si” (praised be). This conference is a clear extension of the Millennium Summit in 2000. Instead of the 8 “Millennium Development Goals” set there to be realized by 2015 (none have been), we are being given 17 this time, to be done by 2030. I will only share Goal 17 – “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.” Suffice it to say that The Agenda for the 21st Century slogs on.

Then, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 in Paris, France, will come the massive propaganda onslaught of COP21, billed as “The UN Climate Conference.” Actually, COP stands for Conference of the Parties of the Kyoto Accords, so it’s interesting to see the event subsumed under the UN. While even the 2014 IPCC report, in its section on the real climate science, admitted that there has been no significant warming of the planet for the last 15 years or so (despite the desperate pleas of upcoming disaster contained in the report’s “summary for decision makers”), we are now being lobbied relentlessly about “climate change” by the corporate media (and NPR) to prepare us for a draconian “carbon suppression regime” they hope to create at this conference. Any “carbon” taxes arising at this 12-day event are rumored to be, for the first time, going directly to the UN (“a credible United Nations”).

I’ll briefly touch upon the apparent synchronicity of Pope Francis’ encyclical with the huge world effort to push the United Nations. While it’s easy to see why many people find some of the ideas expressed in it to be moving, even poetic, to me they seem rather diffuse and confusing. More than that, the Pope’s focus on pushing the need to respond immediately to a posited “climate crisis” and to problems eerily like those driving UN sustainable development, is quite striking. Some in the “climate reality” community are elated that the spiritual force of the Pope’s message may put their quest for a serious solution to carbon “pollution” over the top. If so, it will have been very convenient.

Bruce Tanner is a researcher, writer and videographer on deep politics, deep history and the structural nature of the (non-existent) ego. He and his wife Cynthia live in Santa Cruz, California, where they organized the local THRIVE Solutions Group

 

 

 

Is Pope Francis’ encyclical really about protecting “the planet and the poor?”

Email reply to a friend after being emailed links to an article by David Suzuki raving about Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si” and a link to the encyclical itself, which was described as “a rare mix of poetic beauty and the appropriate use of intelligent thought”:

Hi (name withheld),

I would urge you to do more research into what’s going on here. Suzuki has been pushing the AGW meme for quite some time now, in the face of, and without commenting on, peer-reviewed scientific papers that show that the temperature on Earth is driven primarily by the Sun’s magnetic field.

A French scientist, Philippe de Larminat, characterized by the MSM as a “climate doubter” (better than “denier” I guess) was barred from appearing in Rome at the April climate summit sponsored by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences in preparation for the recent encyclical. As far as the proponents of AGW theory are concerned, there is no need to even look at evidence that suggests that it might be a major mistake to talk about taking the life-giving power of fuels containing carbon molecules away from people in the developing world, who desperately need them for survival.

I think I previously gave you a DVD with the documentary on the work of Henrik Svensmark, The Cloud Mystery, which covers the difficulties he had back in 2005-2006 publishing his peer-reviewed paper proving the energetic and chemical pathways by which cosmic rays create showers of particles called muons which cause the formation of microscopic nuclei for low-altitude clouds, which have the effect of cooling the Earth. An article I wrote on this back in 2010 can be found at https://berealtruth.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/the-cloud-mystery/. In that, I lay out the information in the documentary that shows persuasive evidence that the Earth has remained in regular cycles of heating and cooling for hundreds of millions of years, and has been cool within the parameters of these cycles even at times when there was more than 10 times the amount of CO2 presently in our atmosphere. You can read about Svensmark’s work and its implications in more detail in a book he co-authored with the great science author Nigel Calder, The Chilling Stars.

Even Al Gore has admitted that the correlations between atmospheric temperatures and CO2 that he stressed in An Inconvenient Truth, show that the rise in CO2 lags behind the rises in temperature by a matter of years. You can also see the current work of retired NASA scientists to present information contesting the AGW theories at http://www.therightclimatestuff.com/. Another factor in the current rise in CO2 in the atmosphere is the dramatic uptick in volcanic activity we’re having worldwide, which greatly increases the amount of gasses being emitted.

The papal encyclical largely implies that there is a moral imperative to, in protecting our Earth Mother, do what we can to prevent climate disaster. He says this is particularly necessary to protect the impoverished of the world, without mentioning the potential disaster for them of any kind of “carbon” rationing regime. Also, if there is an imperative to protect the Earth and its people, why is there no mention of the ongoing geoengineering agenda which Dane Wigington has documented is now killing the forests of the world (not to mention poison us all with a cocktail of toxic heavy metals)?

Why has the Pope weighed in on this issue at this time, even going so far as to appear at the U.N. in concert with the upcoming conference on “the Post-2015 Sustainability Agenda” (i.e. an updated iteration of Agenda 21)? Could it be to provide momentum in preparation for the COP21 conference in Paris in Nov. and Dec.? Can it be that the global elite agenda needs to bring in a “carbon” suppression program rapidly now, before it becomes utterly obvious that the Earth, due to the drastic reduction in the solar magnetic field that’s been underway since the mid-1990’s, indicated by the very weak solar maximum last year, is most likely leading to a longer term cooling trend? This has been shown by the infamous “hiatus” that NOAA recently got caught cooking data in an attempt to try to deny is even happening. Even the 2014 IPCC report, which had a powerfully propagandistic “Summary for Decision Makers,” admitted that there has been no warming for 15 years in the scientific part of the report. Given that the IPCC has been pushing for draconian measures against the world population for nearly 2 decades, why would they include that information if it were not true?

I’m suggesting that there are reasons other than “settled science” and a need to protect the population of the world for what’s going on now. It doesn’t make sense to give the Vatican unquestioned moral leeway as somehow representing unimpeachable ethics, in the face of Rome’s history of controlling people over the centuries, including recent decades, and in particular, playing games with scientific knowledge. If the science were “settled,” why would people on the AGW bandwagon be rejoicing that this encyclical is the element that can push their efforts for control of the world population over the top? Shouldn’t the truth do that?

In Lak’ech,
Bruce

A Reply to a Question on “Chemtrail Debunking”

This is a response to a volunteer for the Coalition to End Toxic Aerosols (CETA) campaign. She was having a discussion by email with a friend, and her friend started sending her articles that, in her friend’s opinion, showed that Geoengineering is the product of the imaginations of that flaky and excitable species known as “Conspiracy Theorists.” One of the links she sent me to look at is: http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/flight/modern/what-are-chemtrails.htm – My reply is below:


The article on How Stuff Works (such a cozy name for a website – simply some homey common sense…) is a professionally created propaganda piece. These types of articles are deliberately created to give people who don’t want to see what’s happening over their heads and consider its implications, because understanding the information would be devastating to their worldviews, an excuse to defer to the debunkers as experts. People then will present this propaganda to their friends that are just trying to tell them about real programs that are affecting the lives of them and their loved ones, to continue to fend off the bad news – news that calls into question the nature and trustworthiness of the government and the health systems, among other things. These types of articles generally never actually look at the data that people exposing the geoengineering agenda present. They give people pat answers that seem to make sense on the surface, but that don’t hold up on examination. I will list some of the data points that contradict this kind of thinking below:

1) The article is careful to stress that the people who say that something is being sprayed in the sky are Conspiracy Theorists. This should be a big clue to anyone reading this. The term was created by the CIA in the wake of the Warren Commission Report on the Kennedy assassination to scare people away from looking at the severe inconsistencies and implausibilities of that cover up.

2) Contrails have always been made of ice particles, appearing at high altitudes where the air is very cold. There is a formula for calculating how long they will linger based on altitude, barometric pressure, temperature and humidity. The laws of physics have not changed suddenly at the end of the 1990’s. Contrails do not linger for hours from horizon to horizon and spread out to create dead-looking scummy clouds that often have strange rainbow hues in them where they refract the sun.

3) The materials from the geoengineering spray have been observed to precipitate to the ground and can be observed as major flurries of powders, tiny fibers, or even web-like strands that can cover large areas of ground. These materials have been gathered and tested and they contain the usual suspects: Aluminum oxide and salts, Barium and Strontium salts and other heavy metals, as well as other man-made substances.

4) People have gotten very sick and died after heavy spraying in some places. In Britain in the early 2000’s there was a wave of spraying that jammed the emergency rooms, and so many people died that they needed to bring in refrigerated trucks to use as temporary morgues.

5) Modern High-Bypass Fan Jet Engines are almost incapable of leaving contrails except under the most extreme conditions – The turbo fans that are the main drivers of the engines force massive volumes of non-combusted air around the center combustion chamber, which dry out the exhaust and cool it down, inhibiting the formation of ice particles.

6) Engines have always left other particulates and chemicals in their exhausts. Why did they start appearing differently around 1996 or so? Some analysts have said that more modern engines actually burn cleaner. Again, the laws of physics did not change.

7) People in many locations have tracked the air traffic of the planes leaving geoengineering plumes. Most of them do not appear in logs of commercial traffic. Many of them are flying in prohibited military airspace. The planes also leave their aerosols in obvious weather formations where parallel or grid patterns will appear in concentrated areas that have demonstrated potential to affect weather systems. I have personally seen massive sets of parallel plumes sprayed over Death Valley, the high Sierras, and Baja California, where clear skies in the mornings were completely whited out by the afternoons in areas where there was no logical reason for commercial air traffic.

8) The ingredients of the aerosol plumes have been found in air, on surfaces, in running and standing water, in snow and in the soil. In the soil, aluminum and barium have been found around structures, but not in the soil beneath them. It raises the ph level in soil. In Shasta County, Francis Mangels has found that the soil has generally gone from around 5.8 ph to 6.7 – he’s found much high alkalinity in some places. This raised alkalinity is inhibiting the ability of plants to absorb nutrients and shrubs and trees are dying even where water is plentiful around creeks, etc. The materials have been found in newly created ponds at very high levels. In streams around Shasta the aquatic insect life has been reduced 90 percent or more and fish are starving. Mangels also found aluminum at 61,000 parts per billion in snow on Mt. Shasta. This is not a form of aluminum that occurs in nature, it’s been refined and processed.

9) There are many patents for doing geoengineering that call for precisely the materials that are being found in the wake of the spraying. The patents call for nano-particulates (in some patents smaller than 10 microns) which will float in the sky as long as possible. Nano-particulates have special chemical properties. They are immediately absorbed by the capillaries in the lungs and enter the bloodstream, where they cross the blood-brain barrier without interference. These materials are found in peoples’ blood and hair samples. Nano-particulates are also explosively flammable, which gives an explanation for the much hotter and more dangerous wildfires that have been observed and commented on by fire-fighters in many places.

10) Kristen Meghan, who was an Air Force Base Bio-Environmental Engineer, is a whistle blower who has come forward at great risk to her own safety. She saw the inventory manifests of the geoengineering materials that were coming onto her base, as well as the biological tests on the Air Men and Women on the base that showed the presence of these materials in their bodies.

11) There are dozens of photographs of different kinds of spraying equipment installed inside what appear to be passenger-type jets. Some show patent numbers on the tanks which correspond to patents on environmental aerosol processes.

12) One of the features of the “Polar Vortex” in the Eastern U.S. and other freak storms is the fall of what’s sometimes called “wet snow” that doesn’t melt in a normal way, when the temperatures are above freezing, even up into the low 50’s. People have noticed that this snow often has a chemical smell.

People don’t seem to remember what natural weather looks like anymore. Many younger people have never seen it during their lifetimes. Many don’t want to look at the sky now. How to help people realize what’s going on directly over their heads is a great challenge for us. For instance, I don’t recommend forwarding this email to your friend. You possibly need to spend time with your friends and find out what their core concerns are before trying to present them with specific information. It’s likely that they have fears about issues that stand in the way of being able to listen to ideas that trigger them. Listening is something that needs to go both ways. If you can master deep listening you will likely find the dynamics of your conversations shifting.

It’s important to understand that programs with these kinds of massive impacts will pervade all social institutions. The people who are doing this know that their actions are wrong. It only makes sense to speculate that they’ll use all of the resources at their disposal to keep people from knowing what’s happening or from interfering with their strategies.

And here is a link to a talk by Geoengineering whistle blower Kristen Meghan, in which she comments on the “debunking” sites Metabunk and Contrail Science. Those sites are part of a network of sites all put up by one man who many believe is a government disinfo operative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHm0XhtDyZA&spfreload=10

Learning to share controversial information is an art.

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?

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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.

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