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It's Ok, Everyone, Nusra Says Nusra Won't Hurt Us

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By Brandon Turbeville

Al-Nusra Front has taken to the airwaves with a message for all Westerners and Americans in particular – they really aren’t that bad. And there are no plans to attack Americans. They are just your friendly neighborhood terrorist organization, funded handsomely by the West and the GCC, raping and beheading their way across the Middle East. There’s nothing to worry about so long as the US allows them to continue to rape little girls, cut off heads, impose savage Sharia law, and eat the hearts and livers of the occasional dissident.

This message was brought to you by the feudal monarchy of Qatar and its mouthpiece organization, Al-Jazeera and conducted with a journalist whose past is checkered with a conviction of supporting al-Qaeda.

The alleged leader of al-Nusra Front, Abu Mohammed al-Julani, appeared on al-Jazeera with a setting fit for a king (or Emir *ahem*) to discuss Nusra’s plans for Syria and the West. The man alleging to be Julani and alleging to be the leader of Nusra, despite claiming to be “fearless,” sat with his face covered and his back to the camera. The set was ornately decorated and almost appeared to be some type of palace room or high government building.

Julani reassured Westerners that he had been ordered by another alleged leader, this time of al-Qaeda proper, Ayman al-Zawihiri, not to launch attacks against the West as this would jeopardize the mission in Syria.

A New York Times report cited a US intelligence official as saying that Julani’s statements were merely self-serving propaganda.

Propaganda? Yes. Self-serving? Not exactly. Julani’s statements were actually serving NATO, the US, and Israel in their own propaganda efforts to assure the American people that supporting the so-called “rebels” in Syria is a good idea and one that will not come back to bite them.

Indeed, Julani truly spoke like a paid actor or a professional trained talking monkey in his job as message delivery boy. Obviously, neither designation would set him clearly apart from any other “expert” or “reporter” in the Western/Gulf media propaganda establishment.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Still, the “fearless” hijabed Julani stated, "We are only here to accomplish one mission, to fight the regime and its agents on the ground, including Hezbollah and others. Al-Nusra Front doesn't have any plans or directives to target the West. We received clear orders not to use Syria as a launching pad to attack the US or Europe in order to not sabotage the true mission against the regime. Maybe al-Qaeda does that, but not here in Syria."

The only true part of his statement was that Khorosan, painted as the end of the Western world and enemy #1 for a total of about five days, was a fictional organization invented by the Americans to deceive and frighten the American public.

His presentation of al-Qaeda and al-Nusra Front as different organizations, however, is ludicrous, since Nusra was merely the Syrian version of al-Qaeda proper before the two groups were largely united by the shadowy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and renamed the Islamic Emirate of Iraq and the Levant, later to be renamed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIS, and IS. Of course, all incarnations of the group were entirely organized, funded, and armed by the United States, NATO, and GCC.

Julani also stated that Nusra would not harm Christians or Druze who refused to fight against it and that the even the Alawites would be spared if they would refuse to fight, reject Assad, and give up their religious beliefs and convert to Sunnism.

Of course, this is disingenuous to say the least. The “opposition” in Syria was famous for screaming “Christians to Beirut, Alawites to the grave!” as far back as 2011 when the crisis first began. Alawites have long been targeted by the so-called “rebels” from the start. Regardless, for the likes of the “moderate rebels,” no Muslim – even Sunni – is ever Muslim enough, unless he practices the Wahhabist filth that is labeled Islamic by its proponents and psychopathic adherents.

The reality of the situation is that Julani’s statements are nothing more than Western intelligence propaganda foisted upon the brains of the Western public in an effort to gin up support for the savages now bearing down on Latakia Syria as I write this article.

Of course, Nusra and al-Qaeda will still be played up as a threat to the US here at home. After all, there are a few straggler civil liberties ambling about that still need to be corralled and destroyed.

Recently from Brandon Turbeville:
Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 

Patches, Paint Cans, and How the Constitution Cannot Help You

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By James Holbrooks

On June 2 a federal judge will decide whether or not the 600-strong Mongols Motorcycle Club can continue to use their logo. Uncle Sam considers biker gangs to be criminal enterprises and wants to be able to go after them like they would any other. Patches are a big deal to clubs, and a win for the government would be a major blow to the Mongols. What’s more, a nasty precedent would be set. One the feds could use against other clubs in the future.

The Mongols are mounting a First Amendment defense, claiming a ruling against them would violate their right to free speech. They’re correct, of course, and in a world of absolute adherence to the Constitution the case would never go before a judge in the first place. But that’s not how the game is played. As we’ve seen time and time again, the nobility are more than willing to change the rules as they see fit.

If fact, in the realm of the government’s war on gangs, the tactic being employed against the Mongols isn’t even the most egregious, Constitutionally speaking. Take a look at what’s happening in Southeast Texas. Last week a Port Arthur teen—and alleged member of a street gang called Surenos 13—was sentenced to nearly a year in jail for violating something called a “gang injunction.” This is the first time the region has utilized this particular law enforcement tool and the teen is the first to be prosecuted under it.

Gang injunctions got their start in California in the 1980s. They were used to create so-called “safe zones” where gang members were forbidden from associating. The legal justification behind them is that gang activity constitutes a public nuisance and therefore violates the law. But these injunctions aren’t just about association. They can also prevent members from wearing certain colors or owning certain items or any number of other wholly arbitrary actions. Whatever law enforcement considers gang activity, essentially.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In the case of the Port Arthur teen, there was a grand total of 37 restrictions placed on him and eight other members of Surenos 13. Among them are bans on things such as staying out after 9:00 PM, possessing aerosol paint cans, and committing crimes. Yes, they actually made it illegal to commit crimes. The kid now in a cage was popped, in part, for the villainous offense of possessing a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.

And therein lies the rub. Because it’s not illegal to have a phone in your pocket while driving down the road or to have a couple of cans of spray paint in your backpack or to do any of the other myriad activities these gang injunctions might happen to restrict. Well, crimes are illegal, I suppose. But that’s ridiculous on its face. Point is, under the Constitution we as free individuals are supposed to be left alone to do as we will, so long as we don’t harm others. Them’s the rules. Or so we were brought up to believe.

Actually, them’s more than the rules. The Constitution is supposed to tell us who we are. We’re supposed to tear up and grow warm with pride upon reading the words. We’re a great people, after all, born of a great yearning for freedom, and the words are the proof of it. And so on and so forth. Never mind the fact that no one alive today signed the thing and so the obligation to adhere to it doesn’t actually exist. If you choose to prescribe to the fabricated idea of what America is—and there are a great many of us who don’t—then everything, by necessity, hinges upon the Constitution.

So what does it say about us as a country when our political class continuously reinterprets its own founding document to suit the needs of the moment? More importantly, what does it say about us as a people who stand idly by as it happens? None of it…the wars of conquest abroad, the rising police state at home, the torture going on just about everywhere…technically, none of it is allowed to be happening. And yet here we find ourselves, caught between a Constitution-free zone and a free speech cage.

The First Amendment says we have the right to peacefully assemble. The Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV says we have the right to travel. They might as well tell us to go piss up a rope. Ask those nine members of Surenos 13 about it. Ask them about safe zones and curfews and restrictions on association. Or go ask the Mongols about patches and the meaning of symbols. While you’re at it, whip out the flag and see if you get any laughs. Because America as it stands today is a bad joke. And the Constitution is the punchline.

James Holbrooks is a professional writer and editor. You can find his work at HolbrooksWordsmithing.com where this article first appeared. Follow James on Twitter.

Criminalization of the Homeless

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SourceBy Bauer Marshall

For the past 25 years, the criminalization of the homeless in the United States has been increasing.

As the National Coalition of Homeless points out, criminalization of homeless refers to laws that prohibit life sustaining activities “sleeping/camping, eating, sitting, and/or asking for money/resources in public spaces” and include criminal penalties if someone violates the ordinances.

This issue, while not dormant, I believe came to light more when Pastor Dwayne Black along with pastor Mark Sims and 90-year-old Arnold Abbott were arrested for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2014.

“We fed about six or seven people when the police approached,” Black told The Christian Post. “We actually said a prayer and then gave communion to the homeless. If feeding them is going to get me arrested, let me get arrested for giving them communion. The police stayed off to the side, but then they suddenly made a move forward, and Abbott and I stayed.”

Black further expounded, “We didn’t want the homeless to get arrested. Finally, we fed everybody and started to clean up. I honestly thought the police would let us go that evening, but then they made a move, and the reporters moved to circle us. I went to the police and said, ‘If you’re going to cite him [Abbott], you’re going to have to cite me too.”

“They said, ‘We don’t want to cite you,’ and I don’t know why — perhaps it was because I was clergy — but they eventually did cite me. And we will be back serving the people again on Sunday and Wednesday as well. We tried to explain to the police — this is my religion — this is deep within the DNA of my Christian church. Christ said, ‘Feed my sheep.’ This is deep within us,” Black added.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); According to the aforementioned organization as of November 2014, these cities enforce some form of banning, restricting or relocating food sharing practices:
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chico, CA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Davenport, IA
  • Dayton, OH
  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Hayward, CA
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Malibu, CA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Medford, OR
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Nashville, TN
  • Ocean Beach, CA
  • Olympia, WA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • St. Louis, MO
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shawnee, OK
  • Ventura, CA
  • Wilmington, NC
Also, a July 2009 report by the National Law Center on Homelessness, is alarming.

While the full report (which is 194 pages) is too long to reproduce, here are some tidbits and the rest of the report can be read at:
http://timefolds.com/nch/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/CrimzReport_2009.pdf.

Since 2007, here are some of the worst cities for criminalizing the homeless as stated by the report:

Los Angeles, CA - According to a study by UCLA released in September 2007, Los Angeles was spending $6 million a year to pay for fifty extra police officers as part of its Safe City Initiative to crack down on crime in the Skid Row area at a time when the city budgeted only $5.7 million for homeless services. Advocates found that during an 11-month period 24 people were arrested 201 times, with an estimated cost of $3.6 million for use of police, the jail system, prosecutors, public defenders and the courts. Advocates asserted that the money could have instead provided supportive housing for 225 people. Many of the citations issued to homeless persons in the Skid Row area were for jaywalking and loitering — “crimes” that rarely produce written citations in other parts of Los Angeles.

St. Petersburg, FL - Since early 2007, St. Petersburg has passed 6 new ordinances that target homeless people. These include ordinances that outlaw panhandling throughout most of downtown, prohibit the storage of personal belongings on public property, and make it unlawful to sleep outside at various locations. In January 2007, the Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender announced that he would no longer represent indigent people arrested for violating municipal ordinances to protest what he called excessive arrests of homeless individuals by the City of St. Petersburg. According to numbers compiled by the public defender’s office, the vast majority of people booked into the Pinellas County Jail on municipal ordinances were homeless individuals from St. Petersburg.

Orlando, FL - In 2006, the Orlando City Council passed a law that prohibited groups sharing food with 25 or more people in downtown parks covered under the ordinance from doing so more than twice a year. A member of one of the groups that shares food regularly with homeless and poor people in Orlando parks was actually arrested under the ordinance for sharing food. A federal district court found the law unconstitutional; however, the City of Orlando has appealed the
decision.

Also read http://nationalhomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Food-Sharing2014.pdf

In 2012 Rhode Island passed the Homeless Bill of Rights.

This bill states:

§ 34-37.1-3  Bill of Rights. – No person’s rights, privileges, or access to public services may be denied or abridged solely because he or she is homeless. Such a person shall be granted the same rights and privileges as any other resident of this state. A person experiencing homelessness:

(1) Has the right to use and move freely in public spaces, including, but not limited to, public sidewalks, public parks, public transportation and public buildings, in the same manner as any other person, and without discrimination on the basis of his or her housing status;

(2) Has the right to equal treatment by all state and municipal agencies, without discrimination on the basis of housing status;

(3) Has the right not to face discrimination while seeking or maintaining employment due to his or her lack of permanent mailing address, or his or her mailing address being that of a shelter or social service provider;

(4) Has the right to emergency medical care free from discrimination based on his or her housing status;

(5) Has the right to vote, register to vote, and receive documentation necessary to prove identity for voting without discrimination due to his or her housing status;

(6) Has the right to protection from disclosure of his or her records and information provided to homeless shelters and service providers to state, municipal and private entities without appropriate legal authority; and the right to confidentiality of personal records and information in accordance with all limitations on disclosure established by the Federal Homeless Management Information Systems, the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Federal Violence Against Women Act; and

(7) Has the right to a reasonable expectation of privacy in his or her personal property to the same extent as personal property in a permanent residence.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 316, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 356, § 1.)

“Today, in Rhode Island, hatred, bigotry and discrimination is not accepted,” said John Joyce, co-founder of the Rhode Island Homeless Advocacy Project and one of the law's authors.

Let’s hope other states figure out a more humane way to deal with homeless like RI, because if not violations of the First, Fourth, Eight and 14th will continue.

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Side Bar: National Homeless.org 2014 Report.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 Americans go hungry on a daily basis.1

The 2013 Hunger and Homelessness Survey, conducted by the United States Conference of Mayors found:

83% (19 of 25) of cities surveyed, in 2013, reported an increase in the number of emergency food requests from the previous year
  • 91% reported an increase in persons requesting food assistance for the first time
  • 80% reported an increase in frequency of visits to food pantries and emergency kitchens each month
With a growing increase of need:
  • 78% of cities had to reduce the number of times a person could visit the food pantry each month
  • 66% had to turn people away due to lack of resources
You can read more from Bauer Marshall at his site falseempowerment, where this article first appeared.

Jade Helm as Itself a Psy Op

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By Jay Dyer

For most consumers of alternative news and media, the lineup of the players constitutes the tyrants and their systemic control, and the enlightened underground, with both sides fighting the great battle of winning the hearts and minds of the rest of the public. For the alternative news and information community, the possibility of large-scale psychological operations within alternative media itself are generally outside the spectrum of the possible.  Indeed, crowds today are sill cheering on Assange and his Vaudeville Whistleblower Roadshow with Bradley-Chelsea Manning, and more recently finding themselves intellectually snowed in by our last hero, Snowden.

Jade Helm 15

In 2015, the focal point has become the Jade Helm 15 training operation across at least 7 states, with SOCOM running the training exercise for realistic military training. The brief document lists role-playing involving Texas and Utah as “hostile” areas, with insurgents in Southern California and other states like Colorado, California and Nevada as “friendly.”  On the surface, the exercise gives credence to the ultimate fears and paranoia of tea party and militia groups – clearly the U.S. government is prepping for everything from “martial law,” to “economic collapse,” and everything else under the sun that can be gleaned from a Google search and baseless YouTube speculation.
Fending off the mainstream media’s dishonest portrayal of the patriot and alternative media’s fears, Alex Newman of The New American concludes:
Of course, critics of Jade Helm and the Obama administration should stick to facts that can be proven, rather than speculation. Most have done that, including many of those being dishonestly smeared by the deceitful media. However, the establishment press has an even more serious responsibility and duty to do the same — stick to the facts, do not deceive readers, question those in power, and adhere to basic journalistic ethics. Instead of sticking to the facts and being honest, though, establishment propagandists masquerading as journalists have once again shown the world why they cannot be trusted. As such, it is no surprise that so few Americans trust the “mainstream” press and are flocking to the alternative media by the millions.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Common Sense Show host Dave Hodges has argued the end goal of Jade Helm is the imminent roundup, gulag confinement and gun confiscation of all Americans who have been marked as rebellious, with bank account confiscations, martial law and false flags just around the corner.
Infowars reporters Joe Biggs and David Knight have argued similarly that the threats are rather constant, slow build ups to condition the American public into the acceptance of moving towards a third world, banana republic scenario.  However, what all these portrayals have not delved into is the possibility that Jade Helm 15’s “leak” to the alternative news and patriot community itself might be a psychological warfare operation.  In order to understand this possibility, it is necessary to understand the purpose and goal of PsyOps.

Psychological Warfare Operations

Psychological warfare operations are at once mysterious, yet fairly well-known.  Most educated readers are familiar with World War II propaganda or the notion of “black operations,” but more precise and technical ideas of PsyOps are not as well known.   Retired Maj. Ed Rouse explains of the goals of PsyOps:
BAM!Psychological Operations (PSYOP) or Psychological Warfare (PSYWAR) is simply learning everything about your target enemy, their beliefs, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. Once you know what motivates your target, you are ready to begin psychological operations. Psychological operations may be defined broadly as the planned use of communications to influence human attitudes and behavior … to create in target groups behavior, emotions, and attitudes that support the attainment of national objectives. The form of communication can be as simple as spreading information covertly by word of mouth or through any means of multimedia. A psychological warfare campaign is a war of the mind. Your primary weapons are sight and sound. PSYOP can be disseminated by face-to-face communication, audio-visual means (television), audio media (radio or loudspeaker), visual media, (leaflet newspapers, books, magazines and/or posters). The weapon is not how its sent, but the message it carries and how that message affects the recipient.With that basic definition in mind, we can consider the possibility of Jade Helm 15 itself as having multiple potential uses.  Rather than the simple, binary dialectic of tyrannical fascist system versus liberty-loving, God-fearing patriot, the effect of Jade Helm 15’s “leak” upon the public and their reaction are far more interesting and relevant than the operation itself.  In fact, if we think back to recent years, alternative media outlets were in a tizzy over National Level Exercise 09, and then over NLE 11, etc.  In neither case did imminent apocalyptic doom manifest, but what did occur was a labyrinth of fractal speculation and orgiastic frenzy of bloggers, YouTubers and eschatological doomsayers, as these “leaked” exercises took on a life of their own.

From the perspective of PsyOps, the potential of Jade Helm to “learn everything about your target enemy, their beliefs, their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses,” etc., would thus have numerous applications here.  On one level, the inter-contextual dialectic of tyrannical military versus veterans and patriots is the out playing of the intended war gaming scenario.

Multi-level Game Theory and Algorithmic Tracking

On a higher, meta level, the intention is to gather game theory-style data on the target audience, which in this case is not merely the alternative media and tea party niche, but also the mainstream media and its response to the tea party response, and back and forth.  Like a game of Pong, the game theorist can sit back and watch mass trends, movements and reactions between these two sides with social media and search engine algorithmic tracking.

Titan SupercomputerFor example, a Raleigh-based firm boasts of its ability to track “suicide bombing” with its collection of Pakistani bombing information.  WNCN reports:
“In analyzing the information, they realized that they have the blast signatures for the terrorist organizations. “I can tell you who did the attack with 93 percent accuracy, based on the way they make the bombs,” Usamani said. They looked at what they call geo-political indicators, which includes things like political events, weather patterns, even the date on the calendar. Burns said there are more than 150 such indicators. “You have to combine all of those,” he said. “You have to determine which combination is going to develop the risks for a particular area.”Despite limitations in this type of software, numerous companies have arisen with the technological capability to offer some form of predictive algorithm programs to service law enforcement and intelligence agencies in “pre-crime.”  One of the many goals of Jade Helm style operations that are consistent, ongoing military praxis would be the overcoming of these limitations and moving closer to the unachievable accuracy of 100%.

In other words, perfection, or the nearest thing to, requires a lot of practice.  Jade Helm is therefore an exercise that is far more relevant for data collection in terms of risk management and game theory for intelligence agencies and front tech companies, than anything to do with martial law, imminent gun confiscation or the blood moon asteroid crashing into the Wal-Mart turned FEMA camp guillotine gulag.

In the wake of ongoing exposure of mainstream media’s consistent usage of staged, faked, and computer-generated “news,”  alternative media outlets and consumers should be reminded of the possibility of alternative media falling into this same pattern of sensationalizing and disregarding facts for ever increasingly clickbait, tabloid-style online media gimmickry in both alternative and mainstream sources.

When considering the possibility of large-scale psychological operations in relation to purported “leaks” and “whistleblowers” who become the darlings of mainstream media and begin negotiating book and movie deals, John Young of Cryptome.org gave an analysis concurrent with the above to RT in 2011:



If the military wanted to keep Jade Helm secret, it could have been kept secret.  The decision to run a mass drill in several states was intentionally done and purposefully allowed to “leak.”  The consequences of such a public revelation are much more useful for war gaming and future predictive responses than any imminent threat of martial law.  Just like Assange and Snowden, Jade Helm is the establishment’s middle finger in the face of the ridiculous naiveté of the Tea Party crowd.

You can read more from Jay Dyer at his site Jay's Analysis, where this article first appeared.

An American Indian Prophecy Coming True

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SourceBy Catherine J. Frompovich

Dane Wigington of GeoEngineeringWatch.org answered some definitive questions in the hour-long conference call regarding “The Push For Legal Action To Expose Climate Engineering,” which I encourage everyone who breathes to listen to.

GeoEngineeringWatch.Org is hoping to reach critical mass with regard to procuring global attention to what’s going on in the skies above us on a global basis. Dane points out that the Texas weather problems of late May 2015 have been seen on radar and are due to generated frequencies associated with weather manipulation. He considers weather geoengineering and the chemtrails employed as “weather warfare” and “biological warfare”. Furthermore, he points out that the U.S. east coast has been kept ‘cool’, whereas Siberia is burning. Time is running out to save the planet! Plankton is dying off at an alarming rate with catastrophic implications for all species!

However, at one place in the conference call, a gentleman from Toronto, Canada, phoned in to say that the tops of the trees in Toronto are dying or dead! That comment struck me to the core and reminded me of an American Indian prophecy I had heard umpteen years ago, which was attributed to the Hopi Tribe. What I had heard stated was that humans would know the end times were near when the trees were dying from the top down. That prophecy has come to mind so often during the last few years that I cannot remember just how many times I recall those stinging words prodding my thoughts.

Today I decided to search for that prophecy. I found it listed here posted by Leon Shenandoah of the Onondaga Nation:
"It's prophesied in our Instructions that the end of the world will be near when the trees start dying from the tops down. That's what the maples are doing today. Our Instructions say the time will come when there will be no corn, when nothing will grow in the garden, when water will be filthy and unfit to drink. Then a great monster will rise up from the water and destroy mankind. One of the names of that monster is "the sickness that eats you up inside" like diabetes or cancer or AIDS. Maybe AIDS is the monster. It's coming. It's already here. "Our prophet Handsome Lake told of it in the 1700s. He saw Four Beings, like four angels, coming from the Four Directions. They told him what would happen, how there would be diseases we'd never heard of before. You will see many tears in this country. Then a great wind will come, a wind that will make a hurricane seem like a whisper. It will cleanse the earth and return it to its original state. That will be the punishment for what we've done to the Creation." [CJF emphasis added]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Weather geoengineering needs to be put on everyone’s priority list of things to do. What’s to do about it? readers may ask. Here’s what:
  1. Educate yourself about what’s going on above your head. The best place on the Internet for reliable science-based information is none other than www.geoengineeringwatch.org. The site has over 16 million visitors!
  2. Share that website with your entire email contacts list.
  3. Become involved in attaining critical mass exposure of “chemtrails” at all levels, especially with your members of Congress http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ and at your state capitol. Ask your respective legislators to introduce and/or co-sponsor legislation that prohibits aerial spraying for weather geoengineering purposes that currently has been going on in the USA since the 1990s.
  4. Write letters to the editors and/or post Internet blogs sharing personal experiences about weather anomalies in your area. Don’t forget to ‘facebook’ them too!
  5. Organize local “take back our weather” clubs to meet, march, and educate neighbors and friends about the BIGGEST and BADDEST issue of our current times: the deliberate poisonous aerial spraying of our land, water, food crops, and the air we breathe.
  6. Become determined to educate at least 25 people about weather geoengineering by the end of the summer of 2015, if not sooner, as if everything depends upon it—because it really does.
Personally, I want to thank Dane Wigington for his tireless and endless efforts at “beating the drums of higher consciousness” about what governments and shadow entities are doing to ecologically ruin Holy Mother, Planet Earth-Gaia and the very life forces and entities that make our planet so beautiful, precious, and home.

I am committed to taking back our skies and natural resources for Mother Earth. Are you?

Resources:

Onondaga (Native Americans of the Northeast Woodlands)
http://what-when-how.com/native-americans/onondaga-native-americans-of-the-northeast-woodlands/

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Financial Reset Coming? China's Currency Nears World Reserve Status

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By Mac Slavo

The world is anticipating a new global reality with huge implications: China’s yuan is poised to get recognized as a global reserve currency.

In a sign of the times, the IMF has essentially rebuffed U.S. claims of currency manipulation, to instead affirm that China’s currency is “no longer undervalued” – essentially giving its approval for the inner circle what many have described as an incubating world currency.
China’s yuan currency, which Washington has long alleged was manipulated, is “no longer undervalued”, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

The value of the yuan, also known as the renminbi, has been a source of tension for years, with China’s major trade partners — led by the United States — accusing Beijing of keeping it artificially low to give Chinese exporters an unfair competitive advantage, which Beijing denied.

“Our assessment now is that the substantial real effective appreciation over the past year has brought the exchange rate to a level that is no longer undervalued,” the IMF said in a statement after a consultation mission to China. (source)#China's #yuan may become world currency after #IMF ‘approval’ http://t.co/OyAfKUI1XM pic.twitter.com/bArePaPpJe— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) May 27, 2015

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); With longstanding U.S. opposition to China’s currency status, the IMF decision has been seen as the biggest hurdle to world reserve status. This news brings China one giant step closer to entry onto the global stage of currencies and new financial norms for Americans, as SHTF has long reported.

The decision underscores a larger shift in the global balance of power – there is no doubt that there are serious cracks in the foundation – as the U.S. petrodollar has lost its potency as the world reserve currency hegemony.

U.S. allies have been easily won over to recognizing China, and partnering with its Asian Infrastructure Investment bank, signaling a new era for finance under globalism. The new currency will be pegged to a global basket that China is part of.

What will this new currency look like, and will it become a reality? A mining executive shed light on the manipulation of gold behind the scenes, with a quest for parity undervalue that is encouraging China to accumulate gold at a rapid pace, so that it can hold reserves equivalent to those the U.S. reportedly holds:
I think there will be a reset of the financial industry…

I think China is being allowed to accumulate gold purposefully by the American government… I believe that the Chinese need to own at least the same amount as the U.S. owns before this reset occurs. I think that there’s some kind of deal that’s being made between all the central banks behind the scenes and that’s why you’re seeing governments accumulating the metal.

I do believe there will be some kind of new currency created with the backing… and it might not be a direct backing of the metal… but it’ll be some kind of blend of currency.. it could be through SDR’s… Special Drawing Rights… or some type of mechanism… I think that’s where we’re going.It could mean a major shakeup to the norms that Americans and other Westerners have been accustomed.

But beyond that, the currency will ultimately be digital. Cash will likely be banned to enhance control, and all payments will be authorized and monitored. Through a new wave of bank fees and fines, and (outrageously) charges for deposits, average people will be hurt on all sides of transactions by money that has been thoroughly debased and manipulated.
The Federal Reserve bank and its owners, the largest banks on Wall Street, want badly to be able to charge you interest for the privilege of depositing your funds. The problem is getting you to stand for it.The cashless digital grid will become fully a tool of banker control that is global in scope and backed at its root by central planning at central banks supported by a system of total consumer surveillance over spending, exchanges and all other transactions.

Listen to more about IMF’s revaluation of the Chinese yuan, discussion starts at 8:50:



You can read more from Mac Slavo at his site SHTFplan.com, where this article first appeared.

The TPP, Monsanto, Rockefeller, Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski

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By Jon Rappoport

All hands on deck for global, economic, corporate dictatorship

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

There are dots to connect here. They’re real, and they’re spectacular.

Let me begin with a brief exchange from a 1978 interview, conducted by reporter Jeremiah Novak. He was speaking with two American members of the Trilateral Commission (TC), a group founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller and his intellectual flunkey, Zbigniew Brzezinski.

NOVAK: Yes, but why doesn’t President Carter come out with it and tell the American people that [US] economic and political power is being coordinated by a [Trilateral Commission] committee made up of Henry Owen and six others? After all, if [US] policy is being made on a multinational level, the people should know.

RICHARD COOPER [Trilateral Commission member]: President Carter and Secretary of State Vance have constantly alluded to this in their speeches.

KARL KAISER [Trilateral Commission member]: It just hasn’t become an issue.

Source: Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management, ed. by Holly Sklar, 1980. South End Press, Boston. Pages 192-3.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This through-the-looking-glass moment summed up the casual arrogance of Trilateral members: of course US government policy was in the hands of Trilateralists; what else would you expect?

US government policy most certainly covers the area of international trade—and Cooper and Kaiser were foreshadowing blockbuster trade treaties to come: e.g., NAFTA, GATT (which established the World Trade Organization), CAFTA, and now, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which is being negotiated in secret among 12 nations responsible for a major amount of world trade and world GDP.

Here are two key Trilateral quotes that reflect this global outlook—by which I mean a world dominated by mega-corporations:

“The nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1969.

Brzezinski was Obama’s foreign policy mentor after Obama won the Presidency in 2008.

Any doubt on the question of Trilateral Commission goals is answered by David Rockefeller himself, the founder of the TC, in his Memoirs (2003):

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”

“Integrated global political and economic structure” means: domination of populations via giant corporations.

Here is the payoff. The current US Trade Representative (appointed by Obama in 2013), who is responsible for negotiating the TPP with 11 other nations, is Michael Froman, a former member of the Trilateral Commission. Don’t let the word “former” fool you. TC members resign when they take positions in the Executive Branch of government. And when they serve in vital positions, such as US Trade Representative, they aren’t there by accident. They’re TC operatives with a specific agenda.

The TPP IS a major item on the Trilateral to-do list. Make no mistake about it.

Let’s move along to Monsanto, one of those mega-corporations the Trilateralists fervently favor.

From 2001 to 2008, a man named Islam Siddiqui was a staunch US lobbyist for, and vice president of, CropLife America. Siddiqui represented Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta—the biggest and most aggressive biotech GMO corporations in the world.

On October 21, 2011, Siddiqui’s new appointment (by Obama) was confirmed. He became the federal government’s Chief Agricultural Negotiator, and served in that position until he resigned on December 12, 2013. During his tenure, Siddiqui, Monsanto’s man, was up to his ears in negotiating the TPP.

On April 22, 2009, Siddiqui had addressed the press in a US State Dept. briefing disingenuously titled “Green Revolution”:

“What we need now in the 21st century is another revolution… you would not do it just by conventional breeding. You need to have use of 21st century technologies, including biotechnology, genetic [GMO] technology… And these molecules, which are being used (inaudible), they are state-of-the-art technologies, using molecular biology. Especially in chemicals [pesticides], they have less harsh footprint on the environment, they are more green, in terms of the adverse effects and ecological effects. They are also tested more thoroughly.”

Siddiqui is a disinformation pro. For example, the most widely used pesticide in the world, deployed in conjunction with Monsanto’s GMO crops, was tested so “thoroughly” for safety that it is now declared a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. You may have heard of it: Roundup.

Siddiqui’s tenure negotiating US interests in the TPP surely favored big biotech, and all the companies who make their living selling GMO crop-seeds and pesticides.

The predicted outcome of the TPP vis-à-vis GMOs? It’s obvious. Nations who resist the importation of GMO food crops will be sued, in private tribunals, for interfering with “free trade.”

This is the future writ large, unless the TPP is derailed.

Consider the local movement in Hawaii’s Maui County, where in the last election, citizens voted to block long-standing Monsanto/Dow experimentation with GMOs and their attendant pesticides, until an independent investigation could assess the health effects of those reckless open-air activities.

Monsanto immediately sued to suspend the force of the vote, successfully obtained an injunction, and the case has been hung up in federal court ever since.

Under the TPP, all successful local community actions against GMOs and their pesticides, anywhere in the 12-member countries, would be viewed per se as obstructions to free trade; and instead of engaging in a public and messy court battle, corporations could simply sue (or threaten to sue) the offending member country in a private tribunal, automatically defeat the local communities, and win a cash judgment.

Attempts to label GMOs, and previous laws allowing labeling in various countries, could be arbitrarily canceled.

Consider the recent astounding action of US Trade Representatives in Europe. Using yet another disastrous trade treaty under negotiation, the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), US Trade Reps pressured the European Union (EU) to modify its stance on pesticides.

The Guardian (May 22, 2015) headline and tag says it all:

“EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents show… US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal”.

Note: this repressive and criminal action didn’t even involve a treaty that had been ratified. The pressure was all about the so-called positive economic impact the TTIP would have, when passed, for Europe. And in the face of that money benefit, and the threat of its removal (by ditching the TTIP negotiations), who would dare curb the import and use of chemicals that achieve something as “minor” as disrupting human endocrine systems and causing male infertility and cancer?

This is the sort of judgment we can look forward to, if and when the TTP and the TTIP are ratified.

This is the face of corporate Globalism. This is the face of the Globalist Trilateral Commission.

Recently, US Senator Jeff Sessions broke the code of silence on what is in the forbidden-to-be-disclosed TPP Treaty. His most pungent revelation concerned “living agreements.” Thus giving new meaning to the term bait-and-switch.

Living agreements are arbitrary changes that can be made to the treaty, by Presidential fiat, without consulting Congress, after the treaty has been ratified.

That’s right. In other words, the treaty is the treaty until it isn’t, until it’s something more, something different, something worse, something that empowers mega-corporations to a greater degree than previously negotiated.

Because those corporations, those Monsantos and Dows and Syngentas, wouldn’t want to miss a trick, wouldn’t want to forego suddenly realizing how they can exert even more dominance, would they?

Barbara Chicherio offers a powerful clue about what’s to come if the TPP is ratified (“Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto,” occupy-monsanto.com):

“Trade agreements have a history of displacing small farmers and destroying local food economies. Ten years following the passage of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) 1.5 million Mexican farmers became bankrupt because they could not compete with the highly subsidized US corn entering the Mexican market.

“In the same 10 years Mexico went from a country virtually producing all of its own corn to a country that now imports at least half of this food staple. Mexican consumers are now paying higher prices for Monsanto’s GMO corn.”

It isn’t just GMOs. Suppose a US pharmaceutical company decides to export a new drug to Japan or Australia or Canada, all members of the TPP. And suppose the drug is highly toxic. And suppose the governments of those nations object. The US company could sue, win a huge $ judgment, and force the export to go through anyway.

As I’ve written in previous articles, the details of the TPP negotiations and the text of the TPP are secret. Government officials in the member nations are not allowed to know all the details of the treaty, nor are they permitted to reveal what they know to the public.

This is an oligarchic dictatorship of corporations on a global scale. Along with a purposeful dumb-show, played out by government officials: “I don’t even know much about what’s in the trade treaty. And if I did, I couldn’t tell you.” So far, Senator Sessions is the only exception.

Those people who still believe that One World United, delivered to us by the powers-that-be, will lead to a better life for all, need to put that fairy tale away and see the underlying framework and the underlying betrayal.

The Globalist/Trilateral Community aims to destroy the rights and power of all communities, and ultimately, destroy all people who still have a grip on the word freedom.

This is the grinning nightmare descending in the long night, professing to help us all, claiming to know the details of better living through chemistry, asserting that trade treaties couldn’t harm a flea…and television news assures us that, at worst, this is just another he-said he-said debate, nothing to worry about, be happy, march forward, eyes closed, mouths shut, mind quiet.

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

Will Killer Robots Leave Humans ''Defenseless'' In the Very Near Future?

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By Joshua Krause

You read it in the comment section of every article that is critical of the government, sometimes on this very website. You hear people saying they are ready for the revolution, or asking when we’re going to take up arms against the police state. “When are we going to fight the lackeys of this corrupt system, and take back our rights?” they say.

If you ask me I don’t think physical resistance to this tyranny, should it ever come to that, will be directed towards cops and soldiers, nor do I think it should. Between the military and law enforcement, the armed enforcers of our government are so numerous that every other family in this country has somebody who is a member of these institutions, or at least used to be one. And of course, it goes both ways. Should our nation ever descend into naked tyranny, will these cops and soldiers be willing to persecute their friends, neighbors, and family members, all in the name of the politicians and bankers?

While that question has been endlessly debated for decades, one thing is for certain: those aforementioned elites don’t trust either side of that fight. They certainly loathe and fear the general population but, more importantly, they also don’t trust their cops and soldiers. They don’t have faith that their enforcers will be willing to lock down this country, and usher in their wicked regime. Sure, some of them, maybe even most of them will, but not enough of them are so morally corrupted and obedient, that their plan would succeed.

And why, you may ask, would I think this is the case? Because, if the global elites trusted their own enforcers, they wouldn’t be so hell-bent on building automated killing machines to replace them.

Through agencies like DARPA, the government is working day and night to build warrior robots that are capable of killing without human input. If you want to know when the elites are going to fully implement their regime, I’m willing to bet that it’ll be the day they are capable of mass producing these lethal machines. And that day isn’t as far off as you might think.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Killer robots which are being developed by the US military ‘will leave humans utterly defenceless‘, an academic has warned. Two programmes commissioned by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are seeking to create drones which can track and kill targets even when out of contact with their handlers. Writing in the journal Nature, Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkley, said the research could breach the Geneva Convention and leave humanity in the hands of amoral machines. “Autonomous weapons systems select and engage targets without human intervention; they become lethal when those targets include humans,” he said. “Existing AI and robotics components can provide physical platforms, perception, motor control, navigation, mapping, tactical decision-making and long-term planning. They just need to be combined. “In my view, the overriding concern should be the probable endpoint of this technological trajectory. “Despite the limits imposed by physics, one can expect platforms deployed in the millions, the agility and lethality of which will leave humans utterly defenceless. This is not a desirable future.”So instead of preparing for some kind of shooting war between the elite’s enforcers and the public, maybe you should be considering the robots instead.  It appears that we’re not too far off from a future that resembles the Terminator franchise. Except in this case, Skynet will not be an advanced artificial intelligence. Instead, Skynet will be all too human.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

Of Course Jeb Bush Would Have Invaded Iraq! He Signed On To PNAC Six Years Before!

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SourceBy Brandon Turbeville

When Jeb Bush (Jon Ellis Bush – J.E.B.) announced that, like his dimwitted and bloodthirsty brother, he too would have invaded Iraq had he been president at the time, ire was drawn in virtually all corners of the American populace with the exception, of course, of the typical warmongering Neo-Con segments.

After all, how could anyone suggest that he would have also invaded Iraq despite the fact that there were never any weapons of mass destruction (a term that itself was created by Western governments and their media mouthpieces), that Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11 or al-Qaeda, and that the weakened country posed absolutely no threat to the US? How could anyone suggest that the Iraq invasion was legitimate 12 years on with American forces still involved and the situation on the ground millions of times worse?

The answer is simple – Jeb Bush had always wanted to invade Iraq. A staunch and longstanding member of the Neo-Con network, Jeb had taken his stand in favor of American imperialism when he signed on to the Project For A New American Century’s Statement of Principles in 1997.

Although the Statement of Principles did not specifically advocate for an attack on Iraq, it did argue against the perceived “cuts,” “inattention,” and bad “leadership” of the previous administration despite the fact that Bill Clinton acted as a complete tool of the very same network that encompasses the PNAC. This statement did, however, clearly state that America must “challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values,” a position that would become realized in an even more obvious and direct manner in the years following its publication.

Perhaps most notably, however, is the PNAC document, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” a piece published by the organization in 1999 expressing the desire to destroy regimes in the Middle East that were hostile toward America’s ambitions abroad. The document was also seen as more-than-coincidentally prophetic of 9/11, a “new Pearl Harbor” style event that was alluded to in the document.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rebuilding America’s Defenses reads,
Any serious effort at transformation must occur within the larger framework of U.S. national security strategy, military missions and defense budgets. The United States cannot simply declare a “strategic pause” while experimenting with new technologies and operational concepts. Nor can it choose to pursue a transformation strategy that would decouple American and allied interests. A transformation strategy that solely pursued capabilities for projecting force from the United States, for example, and sacrificed forward basing and presence, would be at odds with larger American Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century 51 policy goals and would trouble American allies. Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.Notably, in this document, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, and North Korea are listed as the most important targets of the “transformed” US military. It is no coincidence that four of these listed countries were also listed by General Wesley Clark as slated for destruction per classified information he received on a visit to the Pentagon.

In 1996, a policy document prepared for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was written by Richard Perle and entitled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.” In this document Perle, a notorious Neo-Con and fellow member of PNAC with Jeb Bush, described the strategic importance of removing Saddam Hussein from power as well as the necessity to weaken Syria.

Perle wrote that “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right — as a means of foiling Syria’s regional ambitions.”

PNAC also sent an open letter to President Bill Clinton after a Clinton administration and Western media propaganda campaign presenting Hussein as uncooperative in weapons inspections, calling for Hussein’s removal from power.

Soon after the 9/11 attacks, PNAC sent a letter to President George W. Bush demanding an immediate attack on Iraq, regardless of whether or not there was any evidence linking Hussein to the attacks or al-Qaeda. The letter stated that,
We agree with Secretary of State Powell’s recent statement that Saddam Hussein “is one of the leading terrorists on the face of the Earth….” It may be that the Iraqi government provided assistance in some form to the recent attack on the United States. But even if evidence does not link Iraq directly to the attack, any strategy aiming at the eradication of terrorism and its sponsors must include a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq. Failure to undertake such an effort will constitute an early and perhaps decisive surrender in the war on international terrorism. The United States must therefore provide full military and financial support to the Iraqi opposition. American military force should be used to provide a “safe zone” in Iraq from which the opposition can operate. And American forces must be prepared to back up our commitment to the Iraqi opposition by all necessary means.With Jeb Bush’s ties to PNAC and with his public signature on the organization’s “Statement of Principles,” there can be no doubt that Bush would have invaded Iraq had he been president at the time. There is also no doubt that he is part of the same Neo-Con network that brought us that war, the war in Afghanistan, 9/11, destabilizations, a crippled economy, and a shredded Constitution. A Jeb Bush presidency will no doubt bring about a continuation of those policies witnessed under his brother and those subsequently built upon by Barack Obama.

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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real ConspiraciesFive Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV.  He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com. 

Britain is Set to Open the Door to Cancerous GMO

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By Steven MacMillan

This summer, British scientists are expected to begin field trials of a genetically modified (GMO) potato dubbed by proponents the ‘super spud’, whose developers boast will be free of fungal diseases and other pest problems. GMO maize and rapeseed oil could also be grown in England by the end of this year, as Westminster is pushing for more GMO foods to be introduced into the UK food supply.

In March of last year, David Cameron’s chief science advisers pressed for the government to allow the cultivation and spread of GMO crops in Britain, in addition to criticising “dysfunctional” European Union (EU) regulations which at the time restricted the quantity of GMO food in the European food supply.

EU law has changed since then, however, allowing individual EU governments to decide whether or not to allow GMO crops to be grown in their countries, with many seeing this as a backdoor for Big-Agri to push their products on the continent. “It is a stunning defeat and will result in a massive spread of GMO crops in the EU for the first time,” was how strategic risk consultant and author William Engdahl described the move in an article for New Eastern Outlook titled: "Monsanto’s Trojan Horse will eat in EU Fields".

Britain looks set to follow in America’s footsteps as the US had allowed an abundance of GMO products into its food supply. “Currently, up to 93% of U.S. corn is genetically engineered (GE), as are 94% of soybeans and 96% of cotton (cottonseed oil is often used in food products). It has been estimated that upwards of 75% of processed foods on supermarket shelves – from soda to soup, crackers to condiments – contain genetically engineered ingredients”, according to the Center for Food Safety. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also recently approved the planting of GMO potatoes and GMO apples, further opening up the US agricultural sector to GMO crops.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Paradoxically, despite many in Washington pushing for more GMOs, ordinary Americans are increasingly buying organic as the dangers of GMO foods becomes more apparent, with US farmers having to import organic produce to meet growing organic demand. Let’s hope this trend continues into the future, as supermarkets and other retailers will respond to consumer demand if it starts to infringe on their profits.

Monsanto’s Roundup “Probably” Causes Cancer

Despite many in the political and corporate sphere dogmatically arguing that GMO foods are safe to consume, copious volumes of scientific research completely contradicts this argument. In March, the World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer agency – the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – conducted a study on glyphosate, the main ingredient in the most widely used weedkiller in the world, Monsanto’s Roundup. The IARC study chillingly concluded that glyphosate “probably” causes cancer in addition to revealing it was “classified as probably carcinogenic to humans”. Last year, a comprehensive report by The Ministry of Health in Cordoba, Argentina, found that in areas where GMO crops are grown and agro-chemicals are used, cancer rates are double the national average.

In 2012, Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen led a study which examined the long-term health effects on rats that had consumed Monsanto’s GM corn and its Roundup herbicide. The peer-reviewed study was conducted over a two-year period – which is the average life-span of a rat – as opposed to Monsanto’s usual period of 90 days, and discovered horrifying effects on the rats' health, with a 200% to 300% increase in large tumours, severe organ damage to the kidney and liver, in addition to 70% of the female rats participating suffering premature death. The first tumours only appeared 4 to 7 months into the research, highlighting the need for longer trials. France, Italy and Poland are among the countries which have banned the cultivation of varieties of GMO maize.

A somewhat comical episode (if it wasn’t so serious) which illustrates the glaring hypocrisy of many who promote GMO foods, was when Big-Agri lobbyist Patrick Moore was asked to drink a glass of glyphosate during an interview with French investigative journalist and filmmaker, Paul Moreira.

Below is a transcript of the interview:

Moore: Do not believe that glyphosate in Argentina is causing increases in cancer. You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you.

Interviewer (Moreira): You want to drink some? We have some here.

Moore: I’d be happy to actually… Not, not really, but…

Interviewer: Not really?

Moore: I know it wouldn’t hurt me.

Interviewer: If you say so, I have some glyphosate.

Moore: No, I’m not stupid.

Interviewer: OK. So you… So it’s dangerous, right?

Moore: No. People try to commit suicide with it and fail, fairly regularly.

Interviewer: Tell the truth. It’s dangerous.

Moore: It’s not dangerous to humans. No, it’s not.

Interviewer: So you are ready to drink one glass of glyphosate?

Moore: No, I’m not an idiot.

Moore then storms out of the interview after calling Moreira a “complete jerk”.

Controversy of a similar nature was sparked in 2010 when Downing Street refused 10 times to say whether David Cameron would eat GMO foods or serve it to his family, raising suspicions as to whether the British Prime Minister follows many other prominent political figures that only eat organic yet often promote GMOs. Cameron has now stated that he would eat GMO and feed it to his family, although many view these comments with scepticism considering his earlier refusal to answer the question.

The Sanity of Russian Policy on GMO Foods

In contrast to the governments in London and Washington, Moscow has taken responsible and effective action in protecting its food supply from GMO foods. “According to official statistics the share of GMO in the Russian food industry has declined from 12 percent to just 0.01 percent over the past 10 years,” as RT reported in November of last year. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced recently that Russia would not import GMO foods and would concentrate instead on producing organic foods. “If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food,” Medvedev remarked.

Russia has enacted laws which punish individuals and businesses that violate the GMO labelling laws in the country, with authorities having the power to fine violators in addition to confiscating the products. The Russian scientific community has also voiced scepticism over the safety of GMO foods. At the end of last year, leading Russian scientists urged the government to put a 10-year ban on GMO products so that researchers could vigorously study the health implications of the products on humans. This seems a logical and sensible recommendation for other governments around the world to follow (if they haven’t already), as it is clear there are serious questions over the safety of GMOs.

The good news is that demand for organic food continues to skyrocket as people around the globe become increasingly aware of the dangers of GMO foods. Let’s ensure this trend continues into the future and we leave our children a healthy, clean and safe food supply!

Steven MacMillan is an independent writer, researcher, geopolitical analyst and editor of The Analyst Report, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”., where this article first appeared.

Man Doesn't Deal With Cops, Watch His Epic Follow Through

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By Amanda Warren

The American man has a right to sit in his car and eat take-out, correct?

A cop recently spotted a guy doing just that in the parking lot of a hotel. Do you have a room here? Which one is it? This could have gone on forever...

If it weren't for this man's cool reserve, he may have caved after the officer knock-knock-knock-knocked on the car window for literal minutes! He tapped in quick succession for what seemed like forever. [LANGUAGE]
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Silent treatment for the feds! #fuk12
Posted by Cost To Boss on Tuesday, May 26, 2015



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i wonder how many victims of crime couldn't get police to come because they were busy with this oatmeal eating foolMe too. Why not investigate actual crime instead of harassing someone? Why not do something productive instead of personal games and exhausting, senseless power plays? A lot of people complain that cops get there after the fact - yes, they do. Their job is not to "be there." Harassing people for thought-crime or pre-crime is a violation regardless of preconceived notions. Yes, officer, you could have been gone by now.

We don't recommend cussing, being rude, taunting or flipping the bird at police regardless of the law. It just isn't helpful.

It should be noted that anyone sitting in their car is "suspect." No doubt, many of you have been questioned for sitting in your car.

The video, uploaded to Facebook by Cost To Boss has been viewed half a million times and shared 20,000 times, not to mentioned another half million times on World Star Hip Hop.

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Gold Manipulation 101

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By Dave Kranzler

"There are no markets anymore, only interventions." – Chris Powell, GATA

The Comex bullion banks have a problem going into first notice day tomorrow (delivery notices start going out this evening).  Preliminarily, as of yesterday’s Comex close, there were still 33,000+ open June contracts.  This represents the potential of 3.3 million ounces of gold standing for delivery vs. 372k ounces of gold reported to be available for delivery.

To be sure, I do not expect anywhere close to 33,000 contracts to be standing for delivery as of the close today’s post-Comex globex session (5 p.m. EST).  In fact, I would bet that the open interest reported tomorrow will be under 10,000.  But I will point out that I cannot recall this many gold contracts still open the day before 1st notice. 

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To make sure that the hedge funds either sell or roll forward to August, the banks have a keenly scripted screenplay:  Right after the Asian markets close, and perfectly timed with the opening of the fraudulent paper London LBMA market, the San Francisco Fed head, John Williams, gives a speech on “banking supervision” in Singapore.  Apparently he made some comments which led the market to believe the Fed would raise rates this year. 

The yellow circle above shows the smack given to gold right as the stock market opened. This is a common occurrence.  No news events, just a manipulated hit designed to trigger stop-loss position selling by big hedge fund algorithm programs.
 
Even the boy who cried “wolf” is blushing with embarrassment at the Fed’s threatening to raise rates. Let’s face it, the Fed has been telling us they’re going to raise rates since Bernanke’s infamous “taper” speech in May 2013.

The Fed is not going to raise rates. The market may raise rates for the Fed, but the Fed will not raise rates. They use the threat of raising rates to manipulate market sentiment.  And they issue these threats at interestingly “coincidental” times – like when the open interest in the front month Comex gold contract is 10x greater than the declared amount of gold available for delivery.

You can read more from Dave Kranzler at his site InvestmentResearchDynamics.com, where this article first appeared

Open and Shut? Aurora Shooter James Holmes’ Notebook Released to the Public

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By Melissa Dykes

What is being hailed as “the Aurora movie theater shooting’s most critical piece of evidence,” the 35-page notebook now marked People’s Exhibit #341 that accused shooter James Holmes allegedly mailed to his psychiatrist just prior to the July 20, 2012 attack has now been released in full to the public.

The entire manifesto is about a mentally ill person who was slowly emboldened to murder in part due to antidepressant medications, and basically lays out a point-by-point slam dunk case (if, say, it had been written by a government who wants to take away people’s right to bear arms) as to why anyone who takes SSRIs should not be allowed to own or get anywhere near a gun (and even more specifically, AR-15s).

After diagnosing himself with 13 different disorders including schizophrenia, Holmes discusses how he was prescribed antidepressants — fast-acting benzos and long lasting SSRIs (sertraline primarily) — and it was after that he had feelings of mania, or what he describes as “not good mania”.

Upon taking these drugs, Holmes says his fear and anxiety disappeared and his fear of failure was what drove his determination to improve. Without it, Holmes then wrote, “No fear of consequences.”

Page after page of the word “Why?” written “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” style gives way to Holmes laying out point-by-point why he specifically chose to commit mass murder, the specific theater it was done at, how he cased the place to choose the specific movie theater auditorium in question and at the end how “a dark knight rises” with the number one drawn through an infinity symbol (an apparently reference to earlier discussion about how “we are all one” and everything equals nothing).


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The notebook translates to an open-and-shut case with Holmes’ mental illness history and the deleterious effect of psychotropic medications all laid out from start to murderous finish, in addition to specific details of how he would carry out his heinous crime.


It’s all wrapped up ever so perfectly, the only thing the notebook doesn’t come with is a big red bow and a home video Holmes shot with his smart phone of himself committing the murder and smiling into the camera at the same time.

It’s what anyone with a literature or creative writing background would call just a little bit too “on the nose.” In other words, had this been a stage play written in a playwriting course, the college student who wrote it would’ve gotten an “F” for being overly obvious. It’s like the written version of a bad horror film where the antagonist comes on screen in the first five minutes of the film wearing a shirt that says “I’m the bad guy” and totally exposing the remaining hour-and-a-half, leaving nothing to suspense or the imagination for the rest of the movie.

Considering it has been widely suggested the entire shooting was staged to begin with, this bizarre piece of perfect slam dunk evidence can only make total sense. (It also fits as some have claimed that Holmes was part of some government experiment involving mind control/microwave weaponry when one looks a little more closely at all the physical and mental symptoms he lists off in the manifesto.)

Guess it’s an open-and-shut case, huh?

On a side note, Sertraline is more commonly known as Zoloft and includes the FDA-required black label warning “For some children, teenagers, and young adults, this medicine may increase mental or emotional problems. This may lead to thoughts of suicide and violence.”

Obama is still really upset he hasn’t gotten as much accomplished with gun control as he’d like since he’s been in office. He has been passing executive orders and seeking tighter mental health gun control restrictions, which superficially makes some sense… but it is exactly the kind of slippery slope that slides a whole nation straight into total tyranny.

Why? Consider this.

America takes more antidepressants than any other country in the world (we are apparently a very depressed nation). Some 70 million Americans are taking mind-altering drugs at this point, more than a fifth of the country. Considering further that more than one in ten Americans is specifically taking antidepressants (many are on multiple antidepressants), think of how many people would have their Second Amendment rights taken away if taking antidepressant drugs forfeited someone’s right to legal gun ownership?

Well, this notebook outlines detail-by-well-written-detail the exact justification for doing so.

Read Holmes’ entire notebook here.

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!

Pentagon Claims Accidental Shipment of Live Anthrax to Labs in 9 States

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By Lily Dane

Today in “I can’t believe this is happening again” news, the Pentagon has admitted that – oops – the U.S. military accidentally shipped samples of live anthrax to private research labs in nine states.

From ABC News:“The Department of Defense is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their investigation of the inadvertent transfer of samples containing live Bacillus anthracis, also known as anthrax, from a DoD lab in Dugway Utah, to labs in nine states,” said Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.It’s gonna be fine, though, they said:
“There is no known risk to the general public, and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection in potentially exposed lab workers,” he added. “The DoD lab was working as part of a DoD effort to develop a field-based test to identify biological threats in the environment. Out of an abundance of caution, DoD has stopped the shipment of this material from its labs pending completion of the investigation.”“Out of an abundance of caution”…where have we heard that before?

The samples were shipped to labs in California, Texas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York last week. An official said that a laboratory in Maryland detected that their shipment contained live samples and contacted the CDC.


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The official said it is believed that all of the shipments have been secured. The DOD routinely sends dead anthrax spores or inactivated spores to research facilities. The official said that military laboratories use commercial companies to ship samples of live anthrax to research facilities, but only with the proper bio-level safety protocols. The samples all came from a batch of anthrax listed as AG-1. The Pentagon has confirmed that one of the shipments contained live samples of AG-1 and suspects that the others do as well.The CDC said the anthrax was being used to develop a test in case someone used the bacteria as part of a bioterror attack:
“The lab was working as part of a DOD effort to develop a new diagnostic test to identify biological threats. Although an inactivated agent was expected, the lab reported they were able to grow live Bacillus anthracis,” CDC said.Live anthrax is supposed to be handled in a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) lab – one that is equipped to protect people from the bacteria and from the spores it produces.
 CDC is working in conjunction with state and federal partners to conduct an investigation with all the labs that received samples from the DOD. The ongoing investigation includes determining if the labs also received other live samples, epidemiologic consultation, worker safety review, laboratory analysis, and handling of laboratory waste. Right. Because remember an incident like this happened LAST YEAR too?
Sometime between June 6 – 13, more than 80 scientists from the CDC may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after potentially infectious samples were sent to laboratories unequipped to handle dangerous pathogens. The agency was testing a new way to kill anthrax, which it discovered did not work as well as expected. Workers in three labs who were not wearing protective gear moved and experimented with samples of the highly infectious bacteria that were supposed to have been deactivated, the agency said. It added in a statement that procedures used in two of those laboratories in Atlanta, where the C.D.C. is based, may have “aerosolized the spores,” essentially blowing the bacteria into the air. The exposure was discovered June 13, when the bacterial plates were collected for disposal and live B. anthracis colonies, or anthrax bacteria, were found.This is, well, kind of a big deal, because anthrax can infect people in three ways – on the skin, in the digestive system, or in the lungs. All three types can be dangerous but inhaled anthrax is the most deadly because once it starts causing symptoms it is often too late for antibiotics to do any good.  Inhaled spores can lurk in the lungs for months before they activate, so someone exposed to the spores may not know what their symptoms mean.

According to the CDC, anthrax is an ideal biological weapon:
If a bioterrorist attack were to happen, Bacillus anthracis, the bacteria that causes anthrax, would be one of the biological agents most likely to be used. Biological agents are germs that can sicken or kill people, livestock, or crops. Anthrax is one of the most likely agents to be used because
  • Anthrax spores are easily found in nature, can be produced in a lab, and can last for a long time in the environment.
  • Anthrax makes a good weapon because it can be released quietly and without anyone knowing. The microscopic spores could be put into powders, sprays, food, and water. Because they are so small, you may not be able to see, smell, or taste them.
  • Anthrax has been used as a weapon before.
Anthrax has been used as a weapon around the world for nearly a century. In 2001, powdered anthrax spores were deliberately put into letters that were mailed through the U.S. postal system. Twenty-two people, including 12 mail handlers, got anthrax, and five of these 22 people died.About the 2001 anthrax attacks…the FBI closed their investigation in 2010. It remains unsolved, but the FBI declared Dr. Bruce Ivins, a scientist who worked at the government’s biodefense labs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, the perpetrator, despite having no direct evidence of his involvement. In April of this year, Richard Lambert, the FBI head agent in charge of the anthrax investigation, filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit calling the entire FBI investigation a sham.

Last year when the CDC lab breaches exposed lab workers to anthrax, director Dr. Tom Frieden said the events likely “have people questioning government.”

He was right about that: the government gives us more and more reasons to question it every day.

Lily Dane is a staff writer for The Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared. Her goal is to help people to “Wake the Flock Up!”

TISA: Yet Another Leaked Treaty You've Never Heard Of Makes Secret Rules for the Internet

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Anthony FredaBy Jeremy Malcolm

A February 2015 draft of the secret Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) was leaked again last week, revealing a more extensive and more recent text than that of portions from an April 2014 leak that we covered last year. Together with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and theTrans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), TISA completes a trifecta of trade agreements that the administration could sign under Fast Track without full congressional oversight.

Although it is the least well-known of those agreements, it is the broadest in terms of membership. As far as we know, it presently includes twenty countries plus Europe (but notably excluding the major emerging world economies of the BRICS bloc), who, with disdainful levity, have adopted the mantle “the Really Good Friends of Services”. Like its sister agreements, TISA will enact global rules that impact the Internet, bypassing the transparency and accountability of national parliaments. The only difference is that its focus is on services, not goods.

In our previous analysis, we focused our attention on two points from the leaked text. The first was a provision that would prohibit democratically-elected parliaments from enacting limits on the "free flow of information" to protect the privacy of their citizens—limits that, we argued, should be debated publicly, not behind closed doors. The second was text on net neutrality, that would lock in a particular set of global rules on net neutrality, including an open-ended exception for “reasonable network management” that could become a loophole for exploitation. Those provisions remain in the new leaked draft.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But the latest leak has revealed more. The agreement would also prohibit countries from enacting free and open source software mandates. Although “software used for critical infrastructure” is already carved out from this prohibition (and so is software that is not “mass market software”, whatever that means), there are other circumstances in which a country might legitimately require suppliers to disclose their source code.

For example, one step that might be considered to improve the dire state of security of consumer routers might be to require that they be supplied with source code, so that their security could be more broadly reviewed, and third parties could contribute patches for critical vulnerabilities. Although that may sound radical, this is already required for many routers because they are based on software covered by the GNU General Public License. TISA would prohibit any such national initiative.

As in the TPP, and expanding on the earlier leaked draft, TISA also includes a prohibition on laws that require service providers to host data locally, which some countries have used to protect sensitive personal information, such as health data, from being snooped upon on foreign soil. There are arguments for and against such laws, and it is inappropriate that a secretive international agreement such as TISA should preempt these important debates.

The agreement would also require countries to introduce anti-spam laws. Although spam is bad, that doesn't necessarily make anti-spam laws good. In practice such laws have generally been ineffective at best, and ripe for abuse at worst. As such, we believe that it would be a legitimate choice for a country to decide not to tackle this blight through legislation—a choice that TISA would remove from them.

These examples only scratch the surface of TISA, yet they are enough to demonstrate a common problem that also affects the TPP and TTIP—that they are locking in a very specific rules for the Internet that the member countries may regret later. Locking in national laws through international law is something to be done sparingly. If it is done at all, then it should be through a transparent process that allows for users to have a voice—a process at least as open as that by which WIPO concluded the Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind.

What we have here is the very antithesis of that. The closed-door TISA negotiations are designed to set some very technologically-specific rules in stone—rules that will bind signatory countries for decades to come. Users and other stakeholders are completely excised from this process, and even our democratically elected representatives are being kept in the dark.

Activism around TISA is still very diffuse and limited, but there's one campaign that you can help us fight now, and it's the same action that we're taking to battle the TPP—it's opposing the Fast Track bill. The U.S. administration is relying on Fast Track not only to streamline its accession to the TPP, but its future ratification of TISA as well. Even if you're on the fence about the TPP, TISA is a further reason for you to call on your representative to oppose Fast Track today.

Take Action Here. This article first appeared at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Drug War Fail: More Heroin Addicts Are Created By Doctors Than Drug Dealers

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By Carey Wedler

A recently released Drug Enforcement Administration report reveals not only that heroin use has exploded, but that 4 out of 5 new users have previously abused prescription drugs.

The details of the analysis, titled the “National Heroin Threat Assessment,” unwittingly demonstrate that the Drug War has failed to curb drug use and has actually exacerbated the problem. The report opens with an overview of heroin addiction:
The threat posed by heroin in the United States is serious and has increased since 2007. Heroin is available in larger quantities, used by a larger number of people, and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths. The report acknowledges more specific data about heroin use. It explains that the strength of the drug has skyrocketed since the 1980s, increasing from 10% purity in 1981 to 40% in 1999. Due to this purity, the drug has become easier to snort and smoke, which broadens its appeal. Alternatively, the reformulation of Oxycontin in 2010 made the prescription opiate harder to inject, leading some pill addicts to turn to heroin for a drug they could use intravenously.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Further, the report admits that for these reasons—and a drop in price— “there is no longer a typical heroin user.” Usage has spread across demographics including class, age and race. This is reflected in the fact that the number of people reporting heroin use nearly doubled, from 161,000 in 2007 to 289,000 in 2013. The number of arrests for heroin doubled from 2007 to 2014.

The drug trade itself has also grown more grim. The DEA reports that the influence of Mexican drug traffickers has broadened, overtaking Colombian influence and expanding toward the East coast. The amount of heroin trafficked at one time has more than doubled (the report makes no mention of questionable ties between the CIA and the Afghanistan opiate trade). Seven of 21 local DEA agencies named heroin as the number one threat in 2014. Six named it second.

In spite of the vast resources diverted to the Drug War, the flow, strength, and influence of drugs has increased. Perhaps most concerning is the DEA’s own admission that of new heroin users, 80%—4 out of 5— started using the drug after developing an addiction to legal, prescription painkillers:
In the 2000s, a very large number of people became opioid abusers by using CPDs [controlled prescription drugs] non-medically, many after initially receiving legitimate prescriptions. Some CPD abusers throughout the country continue to use heroin when some CPDs are expensive or unavailable. For decades, the FDA has approved countless painkillers in spite of the risks of addiction. In November, it even approved a painkiller that claimed to curb addiction while containing a potent dose of addictive hydrocodone. The DEA report lamented over 8,000 deaths due to heroin in 2013—triple the number in 2010. It failed to acknowledge, however, that in 2010 22,134 people died from pharmaceutical overdoses—60% of total overdose deaths that year. Painkillers are more lethal than heroin and cocaine combined, causing 46 deaths a day.

The turn to heroin is partially exacerbated by the government’s own attempts to curb the painkiller addiction it helped create. The report plainly admits that the unavailability of painkillers pushes users into heroin use to replace the opiate high.

In the decades that the federal government and DEA have waged the war on drugs, they have enjoyed free rein to spy on citizens, throw individuals in jail for cannabis (and other non-violent) crimes, and create the world’s largest prison population. In all of this time—according to its own report—the agency has failed to curb the proliferation of drugs, the power of the cartels, or rates of addiction.

Though the heroin problem is severe, small efforts to combat it are slowly appearing. A police station in Gloucester, Massachusetts announced last month that it will offer treatment over arrest for addicts who turn themselves in. The state of California decriminalized all drug use with the passage of Proposition 47. While the infrastructure of the Drug War remains intact, these small gestures signal a shift in public perspective toward the War on Drugs and the desire for a non-violent approach to addiction.

Carey Wedler writes for TheAntiMedia.org, where this article first appeared. Tune in! The Anti-Media radio show airs Monday through Friday @ 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific.

Stocks Began Falling At The Same Time Of Year Just Prior To The Last Financial Crisis

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By Michael Snyder

Have you heard of the saying “sell in May and go away”?  Traditionally, the period from May through October has been a time of weakness for stocks.  In fact, on average stocks hit their lowest point of the year on October 27th.  And most people don’t remember this, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average actually began plunging right at this time of the year just prior to the financial crisis of 2008.  Most people do remember the huge stock crash that happened in the fall of that year, but the market actually started to slide in May.

Throughout the first four and a half months of 2008, stocks moved up and down in a fairly narrow range, and the Dow closed at a short-term peak of 13,028.16 on May 19th.  From there it was all downhill for the rest of the year.  So will a similar thing happen in 2015 as we approach the next great financial crisis?

Since March 20th, the Dow Jones Transportation Average has already fallen by almost 800 points.  So will the Dow Jones Industrial Average soon follow?  Well, only time will tell, but the Dow was down 190 points on Tuesday.  Signs of trouble are popping up all over the place, and the “smart money” is getting out while the getting is good.

The chart that I have posted below shows how the Dow Jones Industrial Average performed during 2008. As you can see, stocks began plummeting long before the financial crisis in the fall. From May 19th through early July, the Dow fell by about 2,000 points. Should we expect to see a similar pattern this summer?…


Like I stated earlier in this article, red flags and warning signs are starting to pop up all over the place. The following are just a few of the trouble signs that we have seen this week…


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); - On Tuesday, the VIX (a closely watched measure of market volatility) jumped by the highest percentage that we have seen so far in 2015.  As I have explained so often before, markets tend to go up in calm markets and they tend to go down in volatile markets.  So the fact that volatility is on the rise is not a good sign.

- The U.S. dollar index is surging again.  In fact, we just witnessed the largest seven day rise in the U.S. dollar index since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.  This is another indication that big trouble is ahead.  For much more on this, please see my previous article entitled “Guess What Happened The Last Time The U.S. Dollar Skyrocketed In Value Like This?…

- Thanks to the ongoing Greek crisis, the euro is falling again.  It just hit a fresh one-month low, and if I am right it is going to go quite a bit lower as the European financial crisis intensifies.

- In the U.S., orders for durable goods have fallen year over year for four months in a row.  When orders for durable goods start going negative for a few months, it is usually a signal that we are entering a recession.

- After rebounding a little bit, the price of crude oil is falling again.  It just hit a new one-month low, and the number of oil rigs in operation has declined for 24 weeks in a row.  Once again, this is highly reminiscent of what happened back in 2008.

- Unfortunately, it isn’t just oil that is declining.  A whole host of other commodity prices are going down right now as well.  This happened just prior to the financial crisis of 2008, and it is a sign that we are heading into a deflationary economic slowdown.

The reason why I talk so much about what happened the last time around is that we should be able to learn from it.

Looking back, there were so many warning signs leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 but most people totally missed them.  Now, so many of those exact same signs are appearing once again, but they are being ignored.

Only this time the global financial system is in far worse shape than it was back in 2008.  Debt levels all over the planet have absolutely exploded over the past seven years, and the debt to GDP ratio for the entire world is now up to a mind blowing 286 percent.  In the United States, our national debt has approximately doubled since just prior to the last recession, and at this point it is mathematically impossible to pay it off.  We are in the midst of the greatest stock market bubble of all time, the greatest bond bubble of all time (76 trillion dollars) and the greatest derivatives bubble of all time.  Anyone that cannot see the trouble that is approaching is willingly blind.

In the Western world, we have extremely short attention spans and we suffer deeply from something called “normalcy bias”.  The following is how “normalcy bias” is defined by Wikipedia
The normalcy bias, or normality bias, is a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects. This may result in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It can result in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.That is such a perfect description of what is happening in the Western world today.  But just because things have always been a certain way in our past does not mean that they will continue to be that way in the future.  A great economic storm is rapidly approaching, and the signs of the times are all around us.

Hopefully more people will start listening to the warnings, because we have almost run out of time to prepare.

This article first appeared here at the Economic Collapse Blog.  Michael Snyder is a writer, speaker and activist who writes and edits his own blogs The American Dream and Economic Collapse Blog. Follow him on Twitter here.

Unstable Fukushima Containers May Cause Hydrogen Explosions

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By Joshua Krause

The Fukushima nuclear plant is at it again. TEPCO Announced on Friday that they’re experiencing numerous leaks throughout the facility. Out of the 1,307 containers within the plant, at least 333 are reportedly “defective.” The first leak was discovered as far back as April 2nd, which prompted an inspection of other structures on the property.

What’s worse is the cause of the leaks. They believe that the radioactive material in the vessels is separating the hydrogen from the water, and the expansion of this gas is increasing the internal pressure of the containers. And obviously, the flammable nature of hydrogen could cause catastrophic problems in the future.
TEPCO reported its findings during a Friday meeting with a study group from the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), which expressed concern about the potential hazards of accumulated hydrogen build-up in the containers.

“If the concentration level is high, a spark caused by static electricity could cause a container to [explode],” an NRA official told The Asahi Shimbun.

Although all the container lids were supposed to be fitted with pressure-release valves to allow gases to escape, the inspection determined that one did not have that mechanism. Further review of the delivery records showed as many as 333 others may also be defective, a TEPCO official said.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And, as usual, TEPCO has been quick to assure the public that everything is just hunky dory.
However, TEPCO stated that no radioactive water was found to have escaped outside the concrete structures that encase the containers. “We think the possibility of an occurrence of hydrogen explosion from these storage facilities is extremely low, since there is no fire origin, or anything that generates static electricity nearby,” TEPCO spokeswoman Mayumi Yoshida told the Telegraph.TEPCO has since applied absorption materials to the leaks. They’re planning to keep water levels low in the tanks to prevent them from bursting, and ensure that any equipment that can start fires will be kept at a safe distance. But this precarious situation is just one of many that have plagued the plant ever since the Tōhoku Tsunami destroyed the region in 2011. Given the alarming number of issues that have popped up in recent years, it’ll be a miracle if the plant is successfully decommissioned without incident.
Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

Private Security Contractors Block Press From California Oil Spill

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By Luke Rudkowski

In this video, journalist Luke Rudkowski and Tim Pool travel to Santa Barbara, California to cover the recent oil spill. The only problem with trying to cover what actually was going on was that security was on high alert and made sure we could not get to the beach. There was also no one to talk to on the site and we were left with security guards just telling us that we could not go to see the damage. After this video the police arrived and gave us partial access to the beach.


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